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Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on Hammer and Nigel
"You're telling me Mitch Daniels thinking about kicking out kids and Purdue while Alabama saying we're fully open, and we're gonna pack the stadium in the fall, Bryant Denny Stadium, home of the Crimson Tide. They're looking to pack the joint this of coming fall. So I guess my question is, is the big 10 going to follow here or are they going to do what they did the first time around and look like clowns and try to go out on their own and have it backfire? Well, look, I I'm trying to keep it even balance like I'm certainly there with you. They are spot. They were spineless. In the beginning. They did not want to be the first to jump out in front of this and have a football season but credit to them for trying for looking at each other and saying, Hey, maybe we better revisit this. Maybe we better not doubled down like a lot of people have in this case. I give him a little bit of credit for at least attempting T have a season even though short, even though it was kind of ridiculous, But I mean, it ended up with Ohio State. Yeah. I mean, we're kind of giving them credit for being idiots and realizing that they were idiot. I know, I know. But now we've got you know the University of Texas. It's going to be open. We found out today Governor Greg Abbott. He's opening everything starting next week in Texas, so you would imagine if they were inclined they would be at full capacity. Alabama. They've announced they're going to be at full capacity. Those air to big time names in college football saying, Yeah, fans are back chance. Our governor of the state of Indiana follows suit in any of these. You know, they see what happened does that it didn't Texas The Santis is doing gnome in South Dakota over we're not exactly leaders were not exactly first. We, For God's sake, we're just able to buy beer on Sundays. A couple of years ago, governor gonna call Gretchen Whitmer and get her opinion on things. Our Republican governor is going to call Gretchen Whitmer. Hey, What do you think we should do? Matt bear standing by in the WBC traffic.
Trump returns to the spotlight with unhinged CPAC speech.
"President. Donald trump on sunday declared himself the dominant figure in the fractured republican party and attacked president joe biden in his first major appearance since leaving the white house nearly six weeks ago. I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together for years. Ago is far. From over trump told the conservative political action conference in orlando florida. A civil war has erupted within the republican party with establishment figures like senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell eager to put trump in the rear view mirror and others like trump ally. Senator lindsey graham believing. The party's future depends on the energy of the pro-trump conservative base. The republican party is united. The only division is between a handful of washington dc establishment political hacks and everybody else all over the country trump said. He also confirmed that he would not be starting a new political party after being chosen by cpac straw poll as the preferred republican candidate for twenty twenty four trump fervor at the four day. Cpac event has been so strong that trump's son donald trump junior declared it t- pack and participants rolled out a golden statue of the former president made in mexico in the short term. He he's making plans to set up a super pac political organization to support candidates who mirror his policies. An advisor said trump speech included attacks against joe biden including on immigration and security along the us border with mexico and the slow reopening of schools closed due to the pandemic. He also claimed his journey was the most successful of any form president despite losing the white house congress and the senate and the popular vote to the democrats
Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on Larry O'Connor
"We're going to re examine this Dr Seuss story. We are going to celebrate Dr students and you're gonna join me and celebrated actresses of his big book. I also want to tell you a story about meeting Katherine Limbaugh, wrestling balls. Widow over the weekend, and CPAC was the high point for me, and I wanted to A little bit about that. And also about Brian Stelter. Very been potatoes keeping. I don't know why this this story makes me laugh about Don Jr calling Brian Stelter. A gender neutral Mr Potato Head hands and Brian still stirs response. We'll get into all of that. But now let's get serious with a congressman coming on here for crying out loud and you can't be talking about gender neutral potatoes. We got Congressman Andy Biggs of the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. Joining us right now. What is going on there in Camp Pelosi, Fort Pelosi, Congressman Big Thanks for joining us. Hey, good to be with you. You know, I don't know whether they got the fence up to keep us in order to keep the Americans out. I'm not sure. By the way, it's it's odd. You made it down to Orlando, did you not for the CPAC conference? I did? Yeah. And so is it true that Nancy Friday is? Yeah. Anyone who knows D C you very rarely keep Congress passed Friday at noon. Everyone gets out of town. They go back to their constituents very rare, especially this early in the congressional session. Do you think she kept you there Friday? Well into the wee hours of the morning into Saturday morning to vote on this covert package because she knew that you all are trying to get out of town for CPAC. Oh, her kind. Nancy Pelosi? No, no, Of course I do. Yes, that That was. That was the reason for it Absolutely right. And, by the way, so many Republican congressman, we're on the record, saying they didn't like the proxy voting procedures. They think it's unconstitutional. There's also you can't now You're a hypocrite If you use the proxy voting to go down to Orlando, right? Yeah. I mean, I mean, I wish they didn't. They felt they needed to. But you know what? Nancy, the speaker. Everything is calculated with him, and this was designed to do the proxy things designed it to screw up the speaking schedule. I was supposed to speak on Friday originally. S so it was just the way she doesn't. I'm glad you got there, and I'm sure you had a good conference. Don't ask you a little bit about the president's speech little later. But let's get the hr one here. That was the other late night vote and she lost a couple of Democrats on this hr one. But she was able to push it through. Give us your impression on how damaging and dangerous HR one could be here. The future of this country and and also what you think the prospects are in the Senate. So, so it is really bad because what's happening is you're basically bringing everything TK on gris. I mean, that's where you're doing. You're basically saying we're gonna control the elections right out of Washington, D. C. The swamp, the unit party. Uh, you got funding politicians with taxpayer dollars? It's a beautiful thing because you get a 61 match rate. And they they're not gonna let use voter identification laws can't do that. Um, they're gonna allow ballot harvesting. So what That means is you got some paid operative who's going to go around, pick up ballots from somebody, ostensibly And we won't know who they are, because you don't have to have any identification. They just bring it on back and say these air ballots and they throw him in. Um that's really the nub of it right there because that allows them to Today. A ZAY Try to be diplomatic about this. They're legalizing election cheating. So I'm trying to be very, very diplomatic when I say that, but that's what they're trying to do. They're registering people who should be shouldn't be registered about 16 17 year olds. So don't be surprised if a 17 year old pops up that the the polling place and since you don't have to show ID, they will be registered What could possibly go wrong with that? And there's and there's no real enforcement in this is there like like, You know, you would think that if the federal government to pass a law like this, they would say, and, by the way, anyone who violates You know, Here's the enforcement wing of it. This is how we'll investigate. This is how will make sure that there's no fraud and noting that I didn't see that in HR one, sir. No. And you won't see that nature when you probably see, um, a bailout for people who violate this law in the next cove it relief package three months from now, So, uh, it really is a new incentive and we also I always talk about sin as we all know that people responded sentence. This isn't sent an incentive everything in this bill to do it the wrong way and to take it away from the states. Do you think this has any chance in the Senate? It seems, is this. This is not since it's not a spending package, you tell me. Is this something that could be filibustered? Or is this something that could win with the 51 majority? No. This is going to need 60. Okay s so I don't think he gets there. I mean, um Mitch McConnell has said very clearly he's opposed to this and he's going to do all he can to stop it. Okay. Great. Meanwhile, Congressman I know obviously Arizona's a border state. I've interviewed so many of the ranch owners and landowners on our border who have had to deal with the most horrific conditions of illegal alien criminals, drug traffickers and worse a child traffickers and and human trafficking on their property. The president's policies seem to give some relief, although wasn't perfect over the last four years. Can you give us an update on this looming crisis on the border now under President Biden? Yeah, In fact, there is, I'd say it's not looming. It's here. We've gone in the last three weeks from apprehending about 3600. Individuals a day to now, over 4000 Day in the last week, we have gone from Oh, a pretty high number $5000 coming minor Children. In in December, January. Now we're just under 10,000. We think February is going to be higher. Still. Uh, and the bite administration gets up and says there's not a crisis, but they're opening up new facilities. They're moving agents, Border Patrol agents customs from the northern border down to the southern border. They've got D O d talking about facilities that they might need to put there to support dealing with this surge? That's that's uh, massing. Now. You've got my orca saying yesterday. Hey, you know what? Uh, we want you to come. We just don't want you to come now. I'm telling you people down there. Don't don't hear that. We don't want you to come now. They here we want you to come. And it s so it's already increasing. And don't forget in 2019. The highest number we ever apprehended was 156,000 in that last search, and we're already Um, about this month will probably get somewhere around 125,000 apprehensions. Well, I've got to think your brand new senator there, Senator. Senator. Ah, Mark Kelly of Arizona. You know he ran is that common sense moderate. Representative Binks. I'm sure he's using his influence as as a very important member of the Democratic caucus in the Senate. I'm sure he's using that influence to say this is terrible. What we gotta fix the border problem because he's a moderate. He's a common sense, moderate, right? Yeah. Yeah, well, anybody that supported Bernie Sanders is not really what I would call it common sense kind of guy. But in reality look, Yeah, we've got we've got syncing. It's going to cost them or to aggregate the contracts than to just go and finish building that fence that they already have contracts for, And that would be very, very helpful. Slowing things down..
U.S. Senate Republican leader blasts Democrats over "partisan" passage of relief bill
"Narrowly passes in the House to Democrats sided with Republicans, not one GOP member voted for it. Republicans are criticizing the bills steep price tag and say it's spending is too broad. This'd is not a pandemic relief effort. This is a giveaway to a lot of left wing causes today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted Houses. Partisan vote reflects the deliberately partisan process and a missed opportunity to meet Americans needs. CBS Is Kristina Ruffini, a
Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on The World
"Wage increase will not be part of the Senate measure. That provision, which passed the House was deemed by the nonpartisan parliamentarian to be in violation of Senate budget rules. All 50 Senate Democrats plus vice president Kamila Harris, will need to vote for the stimulus bill in order for it to pass. Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes that Republicans with unanimously opposed the bill. If it's clear by the Senate, the House will have to vote again on the legislation in its final form before it could become law. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington president buying today said he expects you to be enough vaccine for every Apple American who wants it by the end of May. Fine, also announced today he's invoking the events.
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Yesterday we told you That the parliamentarian head ruled that the dollar minimum wage does not pass muster for reconciliation and must be taken out of a covid relief. Bill now We clarified unlike most of the media. That the parliamentary and actually has no power whatsoever It is just give an advisory opinion is not an actual ruling. The person who does the ruling is actually the presiding chair of the senate was normally is the vice president so comma. Harris is going to have a huge part in this conversation now wants the parliamentarian gave her so called ruling. All the democrats immediately gave up on fifteen dollars minimum wage as things stand now they are going to be taking that provision is going to be taken out of the bill and we will not get fifteen dollar minimum wage for at least four years now. There is a way to prevent it. There are four steps here. I'm going to walk through all four steps and you will see that if we do this. It's actually very doable. To keep it in the bill and to actually win on this issue but it requires courage from progressives and then Requires us to put public pressure on some of our allies and then eventually to the biden administration and sure so step one is unfortunately right now the most important step and where we're going to have to call out bernie sanders bernie sanders. Is the chair of the budget committee. The chair of the budget committee the signs. What is in the kobe. Relief bill bernie sanders. Current plan is to take fifteen dollars minimum wage out of the covid relief. Bill that is a terrible idea. He should not do that. If corporate democrats are going to vote against let them vote against it but doing it on their behalf. i cannot overstate. What a bad idea that is in that scenario that right now is what is going to happen unless we change it together bernie would kill the fifteen dollar minimum wage on behalf of joe manchin and joe by. He should not do that. So that's this is step one. I'm going to get to the other steps in a second guys. I need you to immediately participate. We've got a campaign we've got a partition and and we've got hashtags. We must do all of the above and the campaign is called. Don't kill it bernie because yes step one indisputably. It is a matter of fact. Is that the budget chair decides if it goes in the bill that is bernie sanders. That was the whole point of him being budget share. If he's going to take out. Fifteen dollar minimum wage will take out every provision the joe manchin and joe biden are opposed to that means we will get no progressive priorities past none. The fifteen dollars. Minimum wage was literally the bare minimum. It was the first ask of progressives so bernie. You've got to keep it in the bill because if he does not keep it in the bill. It's over that hashtag fight for fifteen. There is no more fight. That means progressive surrender. I'm being honest with you. Guys our job is to do the news. Those are the facts of how this process works so go to the petition. All right and here. Let's put it up for you guys and it's simply called. Don't kill it bernie. And what is saying is we don. T have a clear message. Don't take it out of the bill. It's one hundred percent your call on whether you keep it in the bill or take it out of the bill. Do not do that because if you take it out of the bill and you kill it then we will not be able to get back to it for four long years and there's no reason for it so and and if you're tweeting about this at all please use hashtag. Don't kill it bernie. Because we must get senator sanders to turn around. There are no other steps if he takes it out of the bill now if he keeps it in the bill now let me walk you through how we could actually win on this step two would be since it's in the bill. The presiding officer of the senate would have to rule to take it out of the bill. So kamala harris who in her role as the vp would normally be the presiding officer. The senate would have to actively vote with republicans or side with republicans the and the parliamentarian for what it's worth again. The parliamentarian has no vote. No power just gave a rando opinion on what they think they should do it. The republicans would never care about it. It it has no force of law at all. in fact it's being used as an excuse by kamla harris show schumer and the others to kill a provision. They were never in favor of so. Then we have to put pressure on comma harris to not side with mitch mcconnell. Can we do that. Yes yes we can definitely do that. If chuck schumer wants to protect com la- harris and he puts another senator in as the presiding officer. Will they will put pressure on chuck schumer. Would you like to continue to be the senator from new york. There are a lot of progressives in new york very very strong. Progressives in new york that could easily take that seat not easily but that could certainly have a shot at taking that seat. So now here's the most part steps three if she decides to take it out of the bill. There's nothing we can do about it comma harrison show schumer will then actively be saying okay. We killed the fifteen dollar minimum wage because we never wanted in the first place but if we get past that step and go. You win you win. We're keeping it in the bill. Then mitch. Mcconnell would object. Mitch mcconnell would then say. I want to appeal the ruling of the chair. Now here's a great news. Since joe manchin a cinema cap the filibuster and so two joe biden. They would need sixty votes to overrule the chair. So that means they need to break our filibuster to overrule the ruling of the chair. They're not gonna get sixty votes. We win okay. There is a separate more but understand before we go to step four step. Four is awesome but right now you understand how simple it is with. Depression brought to keep it in the bill. We have to pressure mention not mansion comma harris and chuck schumer to not side with republicans. Why god is a progressive movement. If we can't do that what can we do. Do we have any power or don't we have any power. Were about to find out. And then step for is if the republicans cannot break the filibuster. The mcconnell has one last option and this is wonderfully ironic. He would have to ask for fifty vote margin and straight up and down. Vote to kill the filibuster in regards to the votes of the presiding chair of the senate now mansion cinema have said that and biden said that the filibuster is the most precious thing in the world to them. So what are they going to. Now turn around just to make sure you don't get higher wages and they're gonna vote to kill the filibuster in this regard. I mean you would be the most spectacularly hypocritical thing they have ever done and they've done some pretty hypocritical fix so you put them in an near impossible situation and it is incredibly doable but step one is do not surrender. Guys one last thing before we go to john and jordan. There's ninety two billion dollars online. This would be a pay raise for about thirty million americans and to the tune of ninety two billion dollars every single year the reason why biden mansion and the republicans don't want to do it is because the chamber of commerce is dead set against it they are those business interests are giant donors to both the republican party and the democratic party. And those donors are saying. I wanna keep the ninety two billion dollars. I want to give it to my workers. I want to keep their wages incredibly low now go do my bidding. And they do now. Bernie is not in that camp. But he's getting pressure from the other democrats to take it out of the bill. We in a sense have to back them up by saying bernie. We do not agree. We do not agree. Don't kill it bernie. Don't kill it
Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on Eddie and Rocky
"The school have not provided the proper education for the student. The stoop. The suit says that student's grades have been stable until wanted hills move to remote learning because of the pandemic. The student is a cancer survivor and, according to the lawsuit has suffered cognitive issues. Cincinnati public schools released a statement saying that they are aware of the lawsuit, and it is under review. Latest coronavirus numbers in Ohio more than 1700 new ones in the past 24 hours, well above the 21 Day average, Indiana With about 580 new cases and 31 new deaths, Texas planning to relax coronavirus restrictions will end the mandate. That requires people to wear masks in public, and the Republican governor Greg Abbott, also announcing that all businesses can open it full capacity. Starting next week, the governor, basing his decision on recent coronavirus numbers, testing treatment and available PPE one item that's not going to survive the House Covert bill is a $15 an hour. Federal minimum wage. No way, says Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. On the minimum wage, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell admits it is sure that hadn't been raised and quite a while. But he had many Republicans point to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports saying it could cost nearly a million and a half jobs. That's not what we need in the middle. Lacandona, Democrats insisted will raise millions out of poverty. They will try to pass it later this year. Andy Field, ABC News Washington Wall Street, The Dow down 1 45 of the Clothes, NASDAQ also down to 30 and the S and P 500 down 31. He was radio.
Senate Democrats move immediately to "Plan B" on minimum wage
"Which is preparing to vote on President Biden's nearly $2 trillion covert relief package. The latest guidance shows were expecting a vote at 2 A.m. or so w T. O P. Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller joined our Sean and Hillary earlier to talk about the enormous bill that includes a $15 an hour minimum wage hike. But that's in trouble in the Senate tricky, But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to keep the increase to $15 an hour in the legislation, even though it can't be in the Senate bill. Because of our ruling by the Senate parliamentarian that's related to budget reconciliation, tried to say all that fast anyway. Pelosi is appeasing the most liberal wing of her caucus. By doing this, if, as expected, the House bill passes, the minimum wage element will not be included in the Senate measure. Democratic leaders in the senator now trying to cobble together an alternative. One of those things that's being talked about is that companies would essentially get taxed if they failed to work toward a higher minimum wage, But that's a big uphill climb. I'm and it's unclear if it would have enough support from all 50 Democrats. Hey, Mitch, what else is in this
Fresh update on "mitch" discussed on The John Phillips Show
"79 Day. Can't BBC news at 1 30? I'm Kevin Trapp. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's a change in the battle against the coronavirus, but our every front There seems to be signs were actually turning the tide. New cases, hospitalizations and deaths have been declining to Kentucky Republican said. It presents an opportunity for a bipartisan approach for helping the nation recover from a difficult year, he said. Instead, Democrats have decided to go it alone. Senate Democrats, like Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are making a big push for passage of that big stimulus measure that has cleared the House. President Biden made his pitch today to our entire caucus. And he said, We need to pass this bill and pass it soon. That's what the American people sent us here to do. On Wall Street..
McConnell says he'd support Trump if he wins 2024 nomination
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Senate Republican leader McConnell says he'd support former president trump if he wins the twenty twenty four nomination just weeks after saying this president trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the venv a good day Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell says he would absolutely support Donald Trump if trump were to win the Republican presidential nomination in twenty twenty four Connell made his comments on fox news on the eve of the start of the conservative political action conference in Orlando Florida trump will be among the speakers at C. pack but after laying blame on trump for the January sixth attack on the U. S. capitol McConnell will not Mike Rossio Washington
House to vote on $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill this week
"With new virus variants. The House will vote Friday on a huge coronavirus relief package, and House Minority leader Mitch McConnell is not in favor. They're going to try to muscle is through on a totally partisan basis included in the package or plans to Dole out $1400 stimulus checks to many Americans. The measure is expected to cruise through the Democratic led house and will
Biden won't pull Tanden nomination, says she'll get the votes
"Bind today told reporters he is sticking with his nominee for White House budget director despite objections from Democratic Senator Joe Manchin. NPR's Scott Horsley reports matching says he'll vote against nominee Neera Tanden because of her past partisan remarks. Neera Tanden is a longtime Democratic policy advisor who served in both the Clinton and Obama administration's. But it's her sharp elbowed Twitter feed. That's put her nomination in jeopardy, with critics on both the right and the left. Hand and apologize for tweets, comparing Senator Ted Cruz to a vampire and Lycan in GOP leader Mitch McConnell to a Harry Potter villain. But mansion warns her overtly partisan statements could have a toxic impact on congressional relations with the budget office. Given Democrats razor thin margin in the Senate Mansions defection could Sink Tendons nomination unless a Republican senator across the aisle and supports her.
Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers not to erect statue of her on Capitol grounds
"Country music superstar says Now is not the time to put a statue up in her honor. Fox is Kristen Goodwin explains Dolly Parton asks Tennessee lawmakers to remove a bill to put a statue of her on state Capitol grounds. In a Twitter statement, the singer explains she's humbled and honored but says, given all that is going on in the world. I don't think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time, she adds. Several years from now, or perhaps after I'm gone, If you still feel I deserve it, and I'm certain I will stand proud. Our great state capital as a grateful Tennessee in a House committee, passing the bill proposed by a Tennessee representative to recognize Parton's contributions to
Trump criticizes McConnell as a ‘political hack’ as GOP divide deepens after impeachment trial
"Trump after being acquitted by the Senate last weekend. Now blasting Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, Fox's Mike Emanuel reports. Trump saying the Republican Party can never be respected or strong with leaders like Mitch McConnell at the helm. Mr Trump went on to say Mitch is a dour Solan and unsmiling political hack and of Republican senators are going to stay with him. They will not win again. The president went on to say he will never do what needs to be done or what is right for our country, a reminder McConnell went after Mr Trump after the impeachment verdict. On Saturday. There's been no immediate response from McConnell's team to the new criticism from the former president. So far, Senator McConnell voted against convicting the former president in the impeachment trial. Alaska Republican U. S. Senator Lisa Murkowski says she knows her vote to convict former president Trump during his recent Senate impeachment trial could have political consequences. But she says She can't be afraid of that, she says. If the state Republican Party decides to send your her vote for her vote, they can make that statement. But she says he will reassert that her obligation is to support The Constitution.
Biden Takes To The Road To Push His COVID-19 Relief Plan
"President biden is on the road this week. He wants congress to pass his one point nine trillion dollar covert relief package. And so he's making the case for it directly to american citizens last night. He was in wisconsin for a town hall produced by cnn. and host. anderson. Cooper asked the question. When is every american. Who wants it going to be able to get vaccine by the end of july this year. Npr national political correspondent. Mara liasson is good morning mar. Good morning joe. Biden took a lot of questions about vaccines and also a lot of questions about when schools are going to reopen. How yes school. Openings have become a really controversial issue and a potential vulnerability for the white house. The republicans have been saying that biden is not being aggressive enough on something that too. Many americans is the most important signal of getting back to normal. In addition to the many reasons why it's important for kids and parents to get schools open and one of the reasons that this could be potentially damaging for the white house is that the president's press secretary had set a remarkably low bar of what biden meant by school opening. She said that he wants half of them. Having in person instruction one day per week by the end of his first one hundred days last night biden said that was a mistake in communications. He wants to see k. Through eight classes back five days a week. Here's what he said. We'll be close to that. At the end of the first hundred days you'd have a significant percentage them being able to be opened my rent. My guess is they're going to probably be pushing to open all for all summer to continue like it's different semester days a week or a. I think many of them have five days week. The goal we five days a week. So that's a more ambitious goal. But as biden pointed out is a state and locally controlled thing can set goals put out guidelines. But it's not up to him. Speaking of ambitious he still wants one point nine trillion dollars. There are critics of his plan. There are economists. also who say that's just too much money it seems like biden is saying. Let me make the case to the people who are suffering and explain why we need one point nine trillion. Yes and he did that last night. He pointed out the polls show that many republicans even trump voters are support. The package the package has very very high approval ratings and even though it's not popular with republican members of congress biden also defended the price tag saying. There's a consensus among economists. About spending more rather than less. And you know both biden's treasury secretary janet yellen and the fed chair. Jerome powell have both said that a bigger package is better and if it does spark inflation they can handle that. What's unclear is if the package will get any republican support in congress. Despite those bipartisan talks. You know senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell told the wall street journal that he thinks the first step to unify republicans and of course. They've been badly split. Deeply divided is to unify around to the relief package. This is what republicans did in two thousand and nine. when they opposed obama's stimulus
Trump rips McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-Capitol riot
"Days after Senate GOP chief Mitch McConnell blamed him for the capital attack Donald Trump he is giving it right back minutes after voting to acquit the former president that his impeachment trial on charges of inciting the insurrection McConnell said trump was practically and morally responsible there's no question none calling his actions before the ride a disgraceful dereliction of duty trump has its own adjectives calling McConnell a dour sullen and unsmiling political hack and if any Republican senator stay with McConnell they will lose it's the most clear signs yet of a deepening divide with some Republicans tried to distance the party from trump and others staying loyal in the hopes of not alienating the trump base Sager mag ani Washington
Eye Opener: Millions without electricity, heat amid winter storm
"Rain. Number two Greg Abbott, telling Fox's Hannity that Americans need more than green energy. Also, fuel is necessary for the state of Texas as well as other states to make sure that we work will be able to heat our homes in the wintertime and cool our homes in the summertime Governor Abbott ordering an investigation into the Energy Reliability Council of Texas, calling the group that operates the state's power grid. Anything but reliable this week. Spent a stunning rebuke of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a statement from former President
Trump blasts McConnell as a 'hack' who lacks 'political insight'
"President Trump is out with a scathing rebuke of Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, calling him a political hack and saying the Republican Party cannot be respected with McConnell at the helm. Trump statement comes after McConnell voted to acquit the former president for inciting the capital insurrection, but blasted him minutes later on the Senate floor. President Trump's actions Preceded the riot. Or a disgraceful Disgraceful. Their election. Duty.
Trump slams McConnell as GOP divide deepens post-impeachment
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting former president trump slams senator Mitch McConnell as the GOP divide deepens post impeachment in response to this president trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the venv a good day former president Donald Trump has launched a blistering dressed down of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in a statement released by his political action committee trump says Mitch is a dollar so when and I'm smiling political hack and if Republican senators are going to stay with him they will not win again McConnell made his statement Saturday on the Senate floor after he joined forty two other Republicans to acquit trump of inciting the January sixth right at the U. S. capitol Connell said he voted to acquit trump because the Senate has no jurisdiction over of former president Mike Rossi at Washington
Donald Trump in blistering attack on Republican Mitch McConnell
"President Donald Trump fired back at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today, a Maryland Haider in the Cocoa news Center. Trump released a scathing statement in response to McConnell's off Ed in the Wall Street Journal. Blaming Trump for the January 6th riot at the Capitol, Trump wrote quote the Republican Party can never again be respected or strong, with political leaders like Senator Mitch McConnell at its helm. He says McConnell's dedication to businesses usual status quo policies, together with his lack of political inside wisdom, skill and personality has rapidly driven him from majority leader to minority leader That will only get worse after the Senate voted to acquit the former president of incitement of insurrection. McConnell, who voted to acquit And spoke about Trump's behavior, saying there's no question the former president bears moral responsibility and said Trump could still be tried in the courts. Newly elected congressional representative Sarah Jacobs says the acquittal of Donald Trump shows there is something fundamentally wrong with our democracy.
Lindsey Graham says Mitch McConnell speech slamming Trump could haunt Republicans in 2022
"Senator lindsey graham said sunday that he thought senate minority there mitch. Mcconnell speech blasting former president donald trump would be used against republicans in campaign ads and twenty twenty two when the party fights reclaim the that from usa. Today they reported mcconnell. A minority leader slammed trump for potential criminal conduct moments after he voted for acquittal and the fifty seven to forty three votes saturday. In the senate impeachment
Millions of Texans left shivering in arctic cold without power
"Outage dot US says Over four million people in the Lone Star State are in the dark as temperatures hover in the teens and single digits. Both Dallas and Houston have a hard freeze warning in effect until tomorrow afternoon. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is standing by the chambers decision
No one was injured after a freight train derailment in West Chicago
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"mitch" Discussed on Embedded
"In this moment with our country's politics where a lot of people think the world is on fire but in this moment mitch. Mcconnell is just so calm which can be really jarring when you sit back and think about like one journalist. Who's covered mitch. Mcconnell for a long time told us mcconnell has done more to normalize donald trump than almost anyone that might doing business with him in these areas. Where the to have mutual interests abnormally things. Just don't get talked about in all the time that we talked the senator. There wasn't one question where he had to stop and think he had a response at the ready for everything as a journalist. You're always out for answers. But in some ways it.
"mitch" Discussed on Embedded
"Who up till now had said. Donald trump had a right to challenge the election. Results are now saying. It's time for him to the outcome. It's time for everybody to move on one. Republican senator said there's a very very narrow path for the president another said. I don't see how it gets there from here. Another powerful republican. Senator senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell also had something to say. I he spent about eight and a half minutes. Praising president trump the skeptics doubted him. The critics derided him but president trump has delivered. Fortunately president trump and his administration ended the ideological war on fossil fuels and era the many miles of new protections on our southern border unborn have had a champion and this administration and trump nominated and the senate confirmed three outstanding supreme court justice take far more than one speech to catalog. All the major wins. The trump administration has helped deliver for the american people then for the first time in six weeks. Mcconnell acknowledged the outcome of the election but unlike other senators he directed his words about that not at trump but had biden. The electoral college has spoken so today. I want to congratulate. President elect joe biden. The president-elect is no stranger to the senate he's devoted himself to public service for many years kind of allies told the new york times. He doesn't want to pick a fight with trump right now because he's worried that doing so could to republicans georgia running for the senate and runoff races. Next month races that will determine whether or not mcconnell keeps his job as majority leader. Getting to that position and staying. There is what mcconnell has spent most of his career on as you have been hearing in our series essential mitch in today's episode. Were re airing excerpts from to sit down interviews we did with mitch mcconnell because to understand how he thinks is to understand how he might do things if he does keep his job before we get started. Just keeping my these interviews happened last year. Okay here's the show. Hey i'm kelly mcevers. And i'm eric mental and this is embedded from npr. When we first had the idea to do a series on senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. We knew that we would eventually put in a request to talk to him but then something happened. We'd spend a couple of days in december making phone calls to people who used to work with him and right before the office holiday party. We got an email from mitch. Mcconnell's office wanting to know what we were up to a see. Mcconnell has this incredibly loyal circle of people whose from people have gone onto a lobbying firms. Pr firms political organizations. Some of them won't talk to reporters unless they get permission from mcconnell. One of them probably told his office that we were poking around. So we told mcconnell's office we're doing a podcast series about your boss. Could we get some time with them. And few months later it happened. Maybe it's just because i don't report on washington for me. The whole thing felt pretty bizarre from that. I email to the moment. We walked in the door for you. There's the sense that everyone already knew. Exactly how this is going to go. You're to spend a lot of time on ancient history almost like it was scripted. It'll be fun to relive. Some of the early is. I'm looking forward to it. We told mcconnell reporting in his hometown louisville kentucky which he seemed eager to tell us is a place where he is still not very popular. You'll get a kick out of the fact live in it just about the most liberal neighborhood and kentucky just for kicks. I looked up my vote. Total in my precinct in twenty fourteen. How many votes strict numbers. Or percentage percentage thirty five twenty seven percent at a time when i carried a one hundred and ten out of one hundred and twenty counties and one by shifting points. So you get the drip. I tried to ask him about his popularity now given his relationship with president donald trump and the fact that he recently got heckled at a restaurant in louisville but the leader. That's what his people call him. The leader is like.
"mitch" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"Who were coming to feed her crack cocaine while he was at basketball practice in so he was big kid so he just stood on the porch and when they would come you'd have his hands dug in his pocket pretending he had a gun. Whatever and they would walk away and that's why had quit now. That's not an everyday story. No permits you had so many of them. It's not an everyday story but Detroit seem to have more of a Miami had plenty of them but you found so many stories like that and I remember admiring men. This dude is going into the grit of his city and he's finding the stuff that's real and human and no one is looking for for. The Grit of our city isn't far from the guild of our city. That's the thing you know. It's blocks away. The crappy parts. Detroit are very close to the resurgence of Detroit. Even now you only have to be everybody talks about how the trump is coming back and there is a a str- avenue Woodward Avenue which is kind of a Broadway which everything is kind of on and go but you go half a mile to the right or the left and you can find any one of those stories so you know I felt. It was my obligation. I thought I wasn't put here for by accident and I could do more good writing about those stories than my friend. Like Lupu who I do. The sports reporters with I remember Mike All those years. Mike would say I write about stars. People know about stars I read about stars and I remember thinking I do. Exactly what am I doing wrong? I'm not writing about anybody. Anybody knows about but you know everybody has a different path and I guess that was my so. How does it end up happening? So you're writing Tuesdays with Morrie and at the time are you seeing? Wow this is going to be powerful content. Like how much is because you were saying. You were wildly ambitious right before that but you learned all sorts of things in there that offered you like sort of spiritual moments of clarity right like what ended up becoming a commercial success. Was it at least in part because of your ambition or were you just sent there by love. No you know and I didn't go there to write a book. I went there to visit with him and At one point you know after a few visits he suggested that we tape our conversation so that I be able to listen to him after he was gone you know and so we started recording them and it was only after. He told me that he was in debt up to his eyeballs because he had taken Alex loans. And you know he couldn't eat and have a good severance going to have tenure deal with his university. He had to pay for two years of worth of people coming to the House because he was dying at home not in hospital and he said I'm going to die and then my family's GonNa have to sell the house because they don't have money to pay these bills in it's killing me. I'm GONNA die twice. And that was the whole for Tuesdays with Morrie and I started going around to publishers in New York and asking them if they could if they were interested in. Could they give just enough money to pay his bills and most of them? Dan said no they weren't even interested in it was boring. It was depressing was a sports writer. Who would read a book like that so I had no confidence even when we found one publisher they gave us the money. I gave all the money to Moore and said you know. Pay Your bills and there was just enough to pay his bills and I always thought I would say you know. Tuesday's more ended for me that day because I finally come around and done one. Nice thing back for this guy who was doing all these nice things for me and I wrote the book really. We're obligated to write the book you know but nobody thought it was going to be successful book. I thought I'd get laughed at. You know in the sports writing community for trying to write the soft a spiritual a spiritual book. Yeah hold on a second if I may because a lot of the people listening to this might be younger and they might not even know what it is that we're talking about as ridiculous as that seems because you wrote a book while not the Koran or the Bible. You wrote a book that people remember and those are rare to come by and so that book and you explain to people the success that it had for the people listening. Don't understand that this level of success has happened. Maybe two five authors ever. Well I'll explain it but I don't WanNa take any credit for it but what happened was They printed twenty thousand copies total and we thought that that would be all that would be. I'd be selling them out of the trunk of my car for the rest of my life. You know and when it came came on August that ever green month for new publications August. That's when you're on a read a book on a spiritual book at that so nobody had any plans for. Didn't it didn't do anything. It just came out and it just kind of sat there you know in terms of sales and things like that but these were the days which are gone now. When bookstores small independent bookstores would sort of pass on books and it started to get this little following independent bookstores would pass it on on a pass it on and it just started to build and they had to go back and reprint but they would reprint like thousand at a time because they said well this is real you nine thousand two thousand and so if you ever look at the front at. Tuesday's more it has like one hundred seventy five printings because I always say. Don't be impressed by that. It's like the first one hundred fifty two thousand at a time and and then it just sort of started to catch on showed up on a bestsellers list in I think November. After it'd come out not August. Usually most books are gone by then and it just started to slowly rise up and then Oprah Winfrey had me on your show for five minutes and I remember I did a five minute segment at the end of show she was doing with Elizabeth Kubler. Ross about that and when I got done the president of Harpo whatever has to see me and he said that was very interesting. Little segment you did. At the end there is a thanks. He said you know. How many books do you have out there now and I said I don't I don't know he said well you better tell your publisher print like two hundred thousand books because that was a powerful segment and I said Would you mind if I dial number in New York right now? Would you say what you just said to me to the person on the other end of the phone and he laughed and said sure so. We've called the publisher and I said listen. I'm sitting here in Chicago. That's where she was with a president of Harpo and he He has something to say so he got him phone and he said Yeah we just did a segment with Michio was really powerful and you know. I think you should have a couple of hundred thousand books out there when this airs in a couple of weeks so they hung up and they printed five thousand and they ran out of books right before Christmas. When that's no hold on a second this this has a happy ending. This all has a happy ending. But so hold on. This is pre Internet. Okay and this is Oprah Winfrey at basically the height of she she can make anything go viral right. And so you go on there you do something that's heartfelt emotional and pure in spirit because you're just trying to help how. What was the nature of his debt can? Can we get into the specifics? He died from Lou Gehrig's disease and he owed Very low six figures In IN MONEY. Which was you know? I mean you know single digits six figures and so you know we. The money went to pay his bills and take care of his family. And all that and that was fine by me. I wasn't doing it to make money and I was just trying to go back to be in a sports writer in surprised that I even got asked. I don't know how Oprah Winfrey found the book I mos- like I reached out to where I couldn't even get on interviews because nobody wanted talk to me because I was a sports writer and they said you know he's not the regular. They couldn't even get on sports programs. Because we don't talk about a dying old man died from Lou Gehrig's disease so there really wasn't that much publicity or anything like that. It just sucked quarter grew and to get to the end of it. Because I don't want to spend a lot of time with what am I? Okay no but okay look. I know there's a lot of ego here here but it's one of the great success stories in the history of writing because if there are many people here who might not have any idea how big that book ended up becoming well cut to the end. It's now the biggest selling memoir in the history of publishing and I don't know how many copies got twenty million or something like that are purchased. But there's also it's taught school systems around the world. Starting all over America in junior highs in even elementary schools sometimes colleges. It's taught in Australia. China Japan Sweden. It's fifty two languages or fifty two countries in forty seven languages. And so I you know the breath of it goes on and on and his teaching goes on and on which I'm happy about you know people but again I don't take credit for. Its not my writing. That may choose as with Maury an embrace book. It's the wisdom that Morrie had and shared that I wrote down. You know I'm Aristotle Plato. Or Plato Darris. Whichever one was the one who wrote down with the other ones that And so I never kidded myself that it was about me but I'm glad that is words or are still being taught an interesting. We can never read a word of it. You know so you think about that. And when I talk about what I've learned from Tuesday's with Morrie I always say you never know the impact. You're going to have on another person that affects another person that affects another personnel affects the world. Maurice Schwartz died. You know not ever knowing that a book was ever. GonNa come out about him. And now they're millions and millions and millions of people around the world who know who he is and and and and have shaped their lives at least in a small way by his philosophy and he's not even here to see that happen so we never know in no the ripples in the pond that were making with our existence. And right there. At that crossroads like you can point to that time learning about death learning about mortality inspecting at an interesting age your own ambition your own ego. Your own. Need to climb professionally. You can point to watching your teacher. Your literal teacher die as the time that your path sort of shifted not to say that we don't have our selfish moments now too but your path shifted to realizing. Oh I need to be a vehicle for something larger than just sports stories that feed my ego. Well Yeah Now yes absolutely. That was the moment to change and it. You know it wasn't even me making that decision. It was the world around me making that decision. Perfect example. Before Tuesday's more came out you know I was on. Espn and people knew my face and they would stop me in airports. And they'd say things like Hey Mitch Albom. Espn WHO's GonNa Win Super Bowl and I would say you know patriots and just kind of go up the escalator. Patriots Watt. By and then after Tuesday's more came out after a little bit People would stop me in airports but they would say hey My mother was dying from cancer. And we just read your book together. That was the last thing we did together. Can I? Can I talk to you about it? And you can't say Patriots go up the escalator. You have to stop and that Dan has happened to me starting then every single day of my life if I go out in public and sometimes hundreds of times in the day I do a speech or at appearance..
"mitch" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Absurd won the game. By what are they what I there is so great it every time you see it you have provoked the same and Gibson. Hobbling around the bases and at LASORDA. Waddling out there with his arms in the air it's a pretty indelible moment and the kind of thing that that's one of the reasons. Mitch I think. We all love racing because Either as a better or or as an owner because either as a fan because you can be a part of that kind of a moment and even if it's from two thousand miles away you know watching Derby win you're part of it in one shape or another but for you. I mean to be to be there and to be. Part of the story is just amazing. And you've gone on. Obviously the plenty more and there will be dodger. There will be a dodger championship to celebrate again soon. undoubtedly. I believe I love it. The Mitch Pool Everybody Mitch. Do you have a you got a social media presence John Sweater. No I'm not I stay out.
"mitch" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Now, it's time for so there's that. All right. So this is the part of the show where Juliet defined a so there's that moment that's happening because of our in spite of the nightmare called our government. She hates doing it because it's fucking impossible. And I don't blame her. But after learning what a dick fuck Mitch McConnell is we could all really us. So there's that right now. So man now, which come up with nine mean always. It seems a little. Okay. Well, what can you do? There's not really a so that I can tense episode that we've ever made. I'm sorry that my so there's that is like last night, I raped Mitch McConnell. I mean, we ask cancer anything anything anything lease God. Well, this is going to seem a little trite. But let's try and think of it in a gram scale. Okay. It does get harder and harder. And I I really even stopped writing it halfway through. I was just going to talk. But I did find this little story, and it really did warm the Daikos of my heart and as a. I haven Tate to say that I'm gender non conforming because I don't even feel that way anymore woman. And that's it. And the way I present myself as just the way present myself, but I do have to say that the freedom to decide what I wear is probably one of the greatest gifts. I have an order to find some semblance of physical comfort. I would die. If I was forced to wear a skirt or address, I would die. And I know that sounds who cares wearing address whatever Mitch McConnell needs to get raped. You know, but if you really just, you know, think about what you wear and how it makes you feel and just that little bit of freedom and that little bit of comfort, and even when you feel bad or you feel insecure. It's just you're at least choosing what you want someone forces you to be innovating suit. Right. And you get your job. Right. And you're like, no, I don't I can't be forced to do that. I just right. So exposed right? Exactly. Now women in the military and in other sex. Ters of American life are still forced to wear skirts or dresses as part of their uniforms while men are still given the freedom and courtesy of wearing pants now, I'm not against uniforms at all fits specific to the thing that needs a uniform. It's not a thing that turns me on. But as far as like things needing a uniform, they need a uniform, so fine. However, when you delineate women's wearing skirts and men wearing pants, you right there that is a form of sexual assault. And it's not wearing a skirt fucking uncomfortable. And you can't do the same things. A man can do in pants. You just cannot you're worried about your fucking underwear your legs or fucking hanging out. You can't do running because you probably have to wear stupid fucking heels. And it's just like a whole thing. It's not you can't kick ass in this car. You can't kick ass in a skirt. You're not going to go kick someone's ass in an alley a skirt. Or if you do you have to take your shoes off, and you're just like fuck it. I'm going to pull this thing up. Heater all bleeding, or whatever the foreign can do it in that one movie. Right. So I'm just saying, okay. I think removing now in in schools. There's also still uniforms in schools, Catholic, schools and religious, schools and other military schools. People have to wear these kids were uniforms now when it comes to schools actually, kind of like not that against it. Because I think removing the sigma fashioned from kids lives can be a good thing. Yes. You know, what I made it still be pants. Exactly if equalize is everyone economically and all the body shapes and identities are all on the same level. However, there are still many schools that in their uniform policy make girls where dresses or skirts and boys get to wear pants, and it drives me fucking crazy. And I know is watching this thing on the military where like trans people..
"mitch" Discussed on Dumb, Gay Politics
"Whoever thought who would have it's really strange nineteen Eighty-four really did like market turning point from for America. And it's funny that he's on that for me. It is it is because who would have thought that because we all think of nine hundred eighty four and we think of music. Yeah. Certainly movie Cobra just say, no, right? Mad aids all of it and Mitch McConnell. So just knowing that he's he's in Kentucky. And that there hasn't been there wasn't a Republican before him. And that he's he's elected every year. I feel strongly that the democratic committee. Should send a huge amount of budget. And I don't know why they haven't done this. I don't know if Democrats aren't strategic. I really don't know. Maybe they're just not power mongers. But I don't understand why you don't make a strategic move in a state that seems so ripe for the taking. They don't care about him. They don't give a fuck. They're not informed. Send somebody down take. Brittany jacks. Jackson girlfriend, right and have a run. And they'll all be like, we love Andrew pump. Brittany. I swear and they should care about Mitch McConnell. They know that he's the one obstructing everything damn ship Kentucky people don't know what I'm saying. So I think Democrats should be strategic, and and send all the budget. Make a bunch of commercials for Kentucky, whoever they want a democrat elected. So that we can get him out of there. Because after you hear this you're going to see it's important that the motherfucker. Okay. Early in his career. He was a pragmatist and a moderate, but he veered much farther to the right over time when gaining power and getting reelected became more important to him than his actual job of representing Kentucky as a Senator. So Alex McGillis biography of Mitch McConnell. He said that Mitch McConnell transformed quote from a moderate Republican who supported abortion rights and public employee unions to the embodiment embodiment of partisan obstructionism and conservative orthodoxy on Capitol Hill. The biographer argued that McConnell's transformation was here we go driven less by a shift in ideological convictions. Instead by a desire to win elections and stay in power at all costs..
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"Dot com sometimes you'll see the real mitch joel dot com is that smart sometimes i look at things like that and i go it seems a bit cheap i can tell obviously you didn't get your domain we see this with us presidents even sometimes the us on twitter their domain is actually their name is the real donald trump not you know donald j trump because some control them are took it what are some good tips that you think are really smart for getting the name without having the core domain is it you know we are mira dot com if you can't get dot com like what are the ones you've seen where you're like none of that's a really effective way to work around the fact that you can't get and we're talking corporate names here it's not i'm just used because i am a corporation just because different yeah so slow so if it's your company name i mean i would say the first question is how married are you to your current company name and i may seem heresy like heresy to say that but it sort of like you know sometimes it actually might be better if it's particularly it's early stage is to actually change your company name so you can get the exact match dot com but if that's not on the table and oftentimes it's not so then i would say look at can you append a word at the beginning of the end of the dot com so once again if it's act me and you can't get acme dot com do then go with acme inc dot.
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number six hundred twenty two of six pixels of separation the mirror podcast my name is mitchell it's sunday june the tenth two thousand eighteen let's get on with the show so who are you in what do you go just attention expert i am obsessed with getting the world pay attention and that usually shows up with me as a keynote speaker at somebody's coporate event on your name is main day start with that well lucky for me is only one nin james online so especially someone who sounds like five like i do so there is but one coach so we have to we have to say that we're not speeding up the tape we're not playing clips from the wizard of oz this is name yeah and i'm not a chipmunk i'm little but i'm not exactly small like chipmunk yes this is exactly how i sound on your chose the profession of speaking just crazy mitch because when i started speaking every single person told me i needed to get coaching i'd never make it in this business i'd never make any money out of this voice go figure it's crazy right so now it makes unique when you're younger it made you get beat up is that what well think about it when like you're younger people don't realize it is much until you know people's voices break when they like older mine never did it just always sounds like i'm inhaling helium like.
"mitch" Discussed on Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Insights - By Mitch Joel at Mirum
"You you kind of just keep going and keep writing and keep on we'll we've gotta talk about this and we gotta talk about that the format remains very very simple you know the foot and the ideas are very very simple but there's a lot of contexts that we wanted to get in around body language and there's just a lot of great information out there i'm obsessed by this stuff mitch so so so i wanna go but i want to talk about this and i want to talk about this and my thought about was it was you know as long as we kept it within this simple full matt which i hope we have people should be able to plow through it and have a great time so the other thing that it actually really did take me by surprise when i was going through this to blurb it is like i would say in in terms of just overall equity of content it's only a third on work i mean it's dating is one section friends and families a second and works the other and there's two sides one is surprised me that that work was last and all encompassing actually let's start with that why why did you leave work for last i've written about work and i go to work quite a bit and i think everybody else there is is like you know we do a lot of work and so this three sections because those are most important relationships or the relationships that are going to have the most effect on our lives the relationships you have in you know let's call it you know love dating sex whatever it might be the relationships that you have with your friends and family and the relationships that you have at work and i think you know if you start around this idea of attraction this fundamental idea of attraction you go to than the relationships that you kinda get given which is your family and the relationships that you can choose to some extent which is you'll friends though location tends to depend on who who ends up first friends and then you go to this area of work which again you choose to assert ext.
"Meaning if i feel if i put somebody into the blueprint of the steps you bring forward and never lose customer again that yeah that might also be an identifier that even though you close the deal probably may not be the right customer for you either and that's that's a pretty traumatic thing to think about it's a really traumatic thing to think about and i as is probably no surprise to you on this mitch im directly in alignment with your thinking on this i do not believe that the customer is always right i believe that there are a number of customers who are horrible fit for an organization and i believe that every business should have a wreck process of reviewing its customer roster and firing customers letting them go yeah i mean come on get let them go and here's the thing sometimes we feel guilty when we do that it's kind of like the again i go back to being in a relationship dating relationship you've been in it for a while you know together and things were awesome in the beginning and now they're really not and i'm starting to see what you're really all about and this isn't really working you're actually doing the customer or your partner a gift of service by saying you know what we have to address the elephant in the room this isn't working anymore this is not what we all signed on for you're going to be better served with someone else someone else who is more designed to show up in the world the way you need them to show up because i'm never going to be that for you and i think we need to be comfortable in our businesses to say that it's not fun and nobody wants to lose a customer right but sometimes pruning is the best way to serve the ones.
"In a non regulated industry because they've already kind of chilled things out made it more cold and systematic and you know less human with any you can let that come out at changes it but do you have to change that process and again you have your eight steps in never lose a customer again do you have to change that because the person you're now sitting down with didn't necessarily make the decision to work with you does that change how you never lose them again i i don't think it changes the process and in fact there's a case study in the book that is particularly relevant to this question there's a software company out of toronto called policy medical fellow canadian company and the policy medical sells software to hospitals to manage their policies so stop and think about how exciting and sexy right hospitals have policies around things like how many times you have to wash your hands and how you wash your hands and somewhere there's a requirement that they keep records of those policies and they keep records that the employers have read and the the phrase of art in the industry is attested to the fact that they know what that policy is so this is not particularly sexy stuff with all due respect to my friends at policy medical but it's really important decision to make the to do this offer implementation to purchase their software solution usually happens in it but because we're dealing with human resources policies the person who's in charge of the software implementation is the hr person now i know you've been in this game mitch long enough to know that if we were to draw ven diagram of it people and hr people those circles like at best they touch they don't overlap right at best they kind of nudge up against each other so here's this it company that was kind of.
"P or she would p her pants laughing at you so there are other ways to skin this verbiage cat i love that only thing comment about the best employers in the world was benefits for part timers that don't sound like the gig economy to me no but it sounds also like a different population of workforce right it does sound but the population of workers i mean you know i live near boston i lived in palo alto the population of workers did not graduate from stanford and harvard they went to a community college they have a high i am interested primar i don't give a shit what the harvard and stanford graduates do i am much more interested in the graduations of p walkie state university or the community college because they are the citizens who live next door account for eighty or eighty five percent of workers you can gig the stanford group in the harvard group in the mackenzie people i worked with giga mental health freezes over i totally believe in that i do believe in brand you though when brand you came out mitch one of the key things i said is employers were pushing back to me they said back at me they said i won't fourteen entrepreneurs working for me who think of themselves as a brand and i said oh my god are you ever stupid i want fourteen people working for me who do think of themselves as a brand who are determined to develop and then i'm going to try to give them a sinement which will help them do that and if i get four good years out of them wow everybody wins they win i win the customer wins community wins but they're still this gap between something you said it's all about the people that's really what the crux the excellence dividend is about versus which you talk about this gallup onethird of employs feeling gauged at all.
"Is key walk through that because i you know that that one had a lot of duality for me in terms of both the physical way to think and also a mindful way to think yes so in chapter four in the book i introduced this concept of nen in japanese or english what we call our one point our center our focus and so in the purest simplest physical sense it refers to a point about excuse me two to three inches below your navel your your physical one point now where is your one point in your business or personal relationships and i don't differentiate between them in other words you know you can't just have your business life thriving and have a a horrible personal life they're both inter connected as far as being able to to have a successful so successful life so in the book i give practical exercises to talk about how people can maintain a a healthy one point in their business and personal life and i do that by drawing awareness to what i call healthy priorities in how you should prioritize your business and personal life that will lead to a grounding that will lead to a center of the universe where you're not being pulled in every direction because your you know your smartphone went off and you have to be reactive mitch everything's but you're being responsible for for all of your life in a way that's not react.
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number six hundred of six pixels of separation the mirren podcast my name is mitch troll it sunday january the seventh two thousand eighteen happy new year to you and yours let's get on with the show please two two so who are you in what you do i am magdalena you shale i am eight three decade entrepreneur investor and now author in silicon valley i'm super excited that first of all i i don't i don't know if you sort of i don't think we can plan for these sorts of things but you're right this book coal power up which is all about subtitles how smart women win in the new economy and you talk about the sort of firestorms storms that have been created when we talk about gender diversity silicon valley and i feel like your book has come out in this sort of epicenter of what is a crazy storm right now it certainly is and what's interesting is that a year ago when i was writing this book and i have a chapter on it titled of you have more power than you think and it's really about sexual dynamics than the workplace and i was urged to leave that out i was urged that that really didn't belong in a business book uh that was you know targeted towards women and here we are that chapter is probably more relevant now than any other but i love all the different chapters i'm very happy that i dealt into the sexual um dynamics in the workplace it's definitely one of the irs you want to talk about looks dive on into the one with good harden you for us.
"Mitch but in practice it's not that easy to do or if it is easy to do it takes timing years to do it you know when you're starting out in your career the odds of you having your first few jobs be the perfect thing that you're ideally passionate about are pretty slim you know we've all gone through career points and jobs that were in perfect that we didn't particularly like but we had to do them for one reason or another and i think we're passion comes into it is when you have a job and find yourself in that position you want to find something about it that you can be passionate about you want to find something that you can wrap your arms around in fall in love with and so for me with trauma it's very interesting because you asked early on how how i got into it i was not a hard core fan of these types of of movies and today to this day i'm not it's not on a friday night when i want to watch a movie my first choices not going to be to go see what the latest trauma movie as it's just not my preference in films but i fell in love with the active making movies i love the process of making films i was passionate about making films when i was a trauma even if i was in their number one fan of their movies and more importantly than my pat passion making the films i learned very soon how loyal our fans where i learned very soon that you know what i may not love the t where brewing but there's a lot of people out there who really really like it really love what we're doing here and i came to get passionate about making the best trauma movie i could make to serve those fans right i wanted to make the best tromo v not because i necessary wanted to sit on friday night and watch it but because i knew that there were these thousands and thousands of people out there who are waiting for who wanted it and who loved what i was giving them so i got passionate about serving the fans and i think that's a great lesson for any business today and we talk about you talk a lot about it with many of your guest about the customer.
"I believe the conversation that we've had is predominantly focused on the idea of being an active participant in this idea of sales at it's not just one versus the other and and being proactive in the terminology in the things you saying preparation the other side of it is a term that i know you you know very well active listening so can you bridge that not gap but bridge those two together because my experience coming more from the journalism side of my career has been having two or three questions that are open ended usually enable the person to talk and usually through that talking is where the the map or the solution comes together for me in terms of again my habituation in my experience in my doing things is that common i do want to be very like how does active listening play into this when you are in a world where you've worked so diligently to prepare an made sure that you have exactly what to say the woods in exactly what to say all tools to inspire conversation that give you the ability to gather the information that you need they all trump's for listening and listening is way more important than anything the you're ever going to say yes this is a book full of words to to to actually say what what lay to lead you to use the robot what selling is is earning the rights and make their recommendation what i mean by that is that you should never ever ever ever ever introduce anything to anybody is an idea that you think you wanted to adults without having the ability to say these words first which are the woods because of the fact that you said if i could say to you mitch because of the fact that you said x y z what did recommend we do next these abc you find a very difficult to argue with the quiz is based on your reasons the has to come through listening so if it won't magic words for listening there was a huh.
"Well hey there and welcome to episode number five hundred and seventy nine of six pixels of separation the mirror podcast my name is mitch joel it's sunday august the thirteenth two thousand seventeen let's get on with the show so who are you in what do you do my name is robert win i wanna public relations in defense agency and i write a column for forbes a have written a new book called straight talk about public relations what you think you know israel so rob will call you absorb just going to we're gonna we're gonna just toss the formalities to the side you can call me mesh by the absolute it's funny so i got i don't know who sent me somebody get sort of fed all these sorts of people are pitching you for stuff and i typically actually don't choose guess based off of pitches but i got a pitch basically came to me and it said robert win has a new book called straight talk about public relations and he believes that social media is a waste of time and worthless and my response back to them was just i guess i was in a mood was why does he wanna come on my podcast then you know you're closer to the broadcast model than the social media model and that's something i think all of us have known for a while that's the million to one model rather than the one to one to one model and i have to give credit to derrick thompson who writes for the atlantic and he spoke at a couple of my conferences and we're we're not close friends but we're friends and he has a book coming out or that just came out called them i'm forgetting the name of the book but he talks about the broadcast model ver versus the social media or the internet model it what he means by that is if you're lebron james or katy perry or mitch someone like you as a lot of followers and has a podcast and you are going from one person to a mass audience that's very similar to the broadcast model so the social media model in the myth of going viral or the myth of one person can compete against general electric or john deere or michelin or lebron james katy perry it's actually very difficult to do that if you have a broadcast outlet so does your podcast if you're very popular on twitter if you're on tv that model is still much more powerful and then in a sense social media can work well as an accelerator rather than an originator and i have a good example for that good examples i'm totally confused go to these nap on taiwan confused okay let me give you an example if i write a column for forbes my most popular column has three hundred sixty thousand views and growing if i post something under my name only on lincoln lucky to get three views but that's just because you haven't put in the time and effort and energy to build your lincoln profile as forbes has done to build their audience forbes is much more credible audience in forbes is a much more credible in a bigger name people respond to rob win robert win columnist or contributor for forbes more than they do rob win regular guy it's it's that sense of you know based on the saying based but the shared credibility of bigger brand name that helps immeasurably but i mean i i don't disagree with the fact that if you have an established media name like let's call it forbes that if i have no platform or i put no effort into building my own platform that going onto that borrowed land is a way to create a built in audience but when you say like i have done i don't know two thousand and two i had zero audience and i started a blog and day by day chipped away at creating valuable content and building an audience much in the same way i would have if it wasn't an own property and then here we are today where there is some semblance of an audience but you could look at so many indications of people whether it's tim ferriss or gary vein or chuck and you could go on and on the people who did the similar thing and i've done it at scale and have numbers that would actually make the forbes one that you mentioned pale in comparison so i'm not sure i get the differentiator between the two i think people like you and gary and.