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"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I want to play this piece of tape. There are several pieces of tape. Let's play cut 118. This has gone viral. Millions of views of a kid's birthday party and the kids are celebrating with firearms. I wonder if they're loaded. The parents are on board with this. It is a black culture problem, everybody. You know, the first person to say that is Brandon Tatum, Candace Owens. It's not racism. It's not white supremacy. I'm sorry, this is a this is a major problem. This is a kid's birthday party of six and seven year olds dancing around with handguns. Play cut 118, please. Yeah, but racism is the problem, right? White supremacy is the greatest threat to the American homeland. And you know what's really sick? And I don't delight in this is that some of those kids are probably gonna get killed in a crossfire. First of all, just that that's again, just like rule number one, that's against like every rule of how you handle a firearm. OK, so that that alone should just bother you. OK, secondly, you're letting eight year olds dance around with guns. Spare me the lecture that it's white people's fault. You were you were finishing. I don't know if you remember the thought that you were on, but it was important. You want to just summarize what you're talking about? We can go from there. Yes, there's something that white people can do at this point. Get asked all the time. Do you join us? Well, what can we do to close the academic skills gap? And I say the we that you're referring to cannot do anything more. The we you're referring to have done far enough. I want to play this piece of tape. I don't know if we have my answer to it, but this is important. Some of the biggest pushers of white supremacy being the problem are white people. It is self-loathing. By far, the most pushers are white people. I would say there's Al Sharpton and all them are there. But OK, that's fine. Play cut 119. You made a claim that the family is the bedrock of a civilized society or a productive society. How do you define a family? Because in the 250,000 years that humans have existed on this planet, the nuclear family where you had a single breadwinner, 2.6 children and a white picket fence is barely 100 years old. It's a post-war phenomena based on the wealth after World War II. So would you consider a family, a same-sex couple, for example, a legitimate family that provides this bedrock for society? And also, you know, we can also remember that interracial families were once illegal as well, you know, so the idea of a family has changed in human history. It used to be extended. Anyway, that's not the tape I wanted, but the dialogue goes on for him mentioning that blacks are treated terribly later in the discussion in the criminal justice system. And my answer is he'll stop committing crimes. I think a lot of people are waking up because the culture, not us, the culture way overplayed their hand when it came to racism being the problem, white supremacy. And I think when you start to see videos like that kid's birthday party and the graduation of blacks waving around guns like, yeah, in a time out, enough blame, whitey. In fact, we have one of our most viral clips at NAU where a black student says, isn't it white people's fault? Why is it white people's fault that black men don't stay with the women that they impregnate? How is that my fault or the white race's fault? How is that white supremacy's fault? The answer, and by the way, just so we're clear, 70 plus percent.
Fresh update on "owens" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
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"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Don't play my slide. I'm supposed to play a real guest like that. No time. No cat. No time. Three switches right here. And I put the bit that's just enough right there. One, two, three. Yeah, it's I don't know if you saw that video, Heather. It's such a mystery why there are so many murders in the inner city. So, Heather, just go through the numbers, because I think what percentage of murders are committed by black men in the country? You know, violent crime. Is it is it proportional to their population? Oh, no, it's vastly disproportional. Blacks commit about 66 percent of all violent crime in the country, at least in the 75 largest counties, which is where most of the population resides. Though they're 15 percent of the population in those 75 largest counties, they commit well over half of all murders. It's so disproportionate. It's far more disproportionate than their numbers in the prison population, where there are a third of the prison population. In fact, studies have shown that blacks are less likely to be convicted of felonies, whether because prosecutors just aren't coming down as hard or they've got sympathetic juries. But at a third of the prison population, that's actually much less than you would expect from blacks involvement in violent crime. But that video is absolutely classic, Charlie. We've seen those videos. The police see those videos all the time. You know, we're supposed to believe that that the problem with these black kids is that they're too poor. They don't have any opportunities, as the mayor of Chicago, Brandon Johnson, has said to to justify the flash mobs and rotting magnificent bile beating up on white tourists. The fact of the matter is blacks are posting, inner city kids post videos like that from their smartphones all the time showing off their showing off their money. The social media is the police's best friend because it helps them solve these gang ties. Any kid that has a smartphone is not economically deprived. That kid is richer in resources than than Louis the 14th ever was. But we have such a good point. That is so correct. Yes, that's a great turn. We can't look at it any longer. In the 90s, we were talking about rap music. We were talking about the cop hatred, the misogyny, the homophobia. We were disturbed by it. Now we don't even talk about it. We simply blame ourselves and and feel like it is somehow a violation of racial etiquette to mention these pathologies. And there's pathologies in the white underclass as well. Let's be perfectly clear, of course. And by the way, let's just summarize it. This is this is so simple. Get married, get a job, graduate high school. Don't commit crimes, period.
Fresh update on "owens" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And many members and leaders of BLM, if we are relentless in reaching out to them, will actually tilt conservative. Deep down, they're populists, they're nationalists, they're fixating a lot of their anger and the wrong target. Now, some of them are outright criminals, the leaders of BLM. But they're and Candace saw this and she was far more optimistic than I was. And she said, you understand some of these BLM leaders, they can be won over. Some of them are a complete waste of time, especially the black lesbian types, complete waste of time. But some of the men in the BLM movement that are talking about strong families and rising crime, they just want to find something to attach themselves to. And I said, all right, Candace, I'm not sure about that, but OK. And great credit to Pierre, who runs Blexit for us at Turning Point USA. The work they have been putting in is extraordinary. And there has been this victim mentality. This you can't succeed in America, black America, because of the white man, because of systemic racism, and that has been so destructive and dare I say self-destructive. We need to extinguish the last remnant of slavery in this country, and that is mental slavery. We freed blacks physically in the 1800s, but many blacks are still in mental chains. We are finally seeing not just one piece of evidence, not just two, not just three. We're seeing an entire movement that is jeopardizing the Democrat Party. The more they go all in on trans, on open borders, on foreign and feckless wars, black America says, why am I on Team Democrat anyway? And it's not just one example. We are seeing rappers. We are seeing inner city leaders. We are seeing black pastors rise up and ask the obvious question. Why am I siding with a political movement that believes in post-birth abortion, transing our kids, destroying the country? We've been voting Democrat for the last 50 years and we are poor. We have more dangerous communities than ever before. As Malcolm X said, beware of the white liberal. And now as we head into 2024, people are asking, what does this mean politically? What does it mean politically? I'm going to show you what this means because politico.com and Democrats are starting to get a little anxious and nervous, but I got to take a step back. I got to brag on the amazing work that Blexit does. You guys could check it out, Blexit.com. We have so much going on at Turning Point USA. It's hard to even keep track of. I'm going to read the tweet, by the way, that I wrote this morning. It's unbelievable. From the high school chapters to the college chapters, the Turning Point Academy to TPUSA Faith to America Fest, to our Young Women's Leadership Summit to Turning Point Action. By the way, we're hiring the first wave of ballot chasers. This is work time for us. No organization in America works as hard as Turning Point USA, period. And just look at this little taste of the educational work that Blexit is doing on the ground. So as we go into this amazing news, and I'm going to play some pieces of tape that blow you away. I want to give credit where credit is due. Blexit has been leading the charge. Candace's vision that we are honored to continue to move forward. Just watch this here. Play cut 75. The black community has been targeted. It wasn't enough for them to kill our black babies through abortion. It also wasn't enough for them to introduce the welfare state, which helped take the father out of the home. You have more single mothers raising children than ever before. Now they want to feminize our men. They want to take men and make them believe that they're women. They want to take our young boys, our young kings to drag queen shows as if that's not going to have a lasting effect on them. This is why Blexit was born. Should I use the fire? Blexit's mission is to empower minority communities to pursue the American dream and shape their own futures. This is why we're here. This is why we're doing the important work through our live events where we travel the country and we have speakers like Brandon Tatum, Larry Elder, Candace Owens and others really speaking the truth to black America. Blexit.com Project Turning Point USA deserves credit. What other organization in the country can you name one? Is doing organized focused work in the black community every single day. Peer and the whole team there. We're behind him 100 percent. So honored to be working with them. And now it shows that that gritty work, that moving of the Overton window, it's materializing. And by the way, as I just want to say it again, I hear this all the time on social media, on videos, people are saying we got to get off the Democrat plantation. When Candace first said that.
"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And let's just let's just get the facts out there, Charlie, yet again, because this is so completely denied by the media that amplifies the Biden message of white supremacy. If you look at all interracial violence between blacks and whites and whites and blacks, blacks commit 87 percent of all interracial attacks between blacks and whites and whites and blacks. A black is 35 times more likely to commit an act of violence against a white person than vice versa. And we see it, you know, the few times when you get the videos and you get either the names that reveal that it's a black perpetrator because of the pseudo Africanist names. We see this happening and yet we're in an absolute state of denial. So what it's going to take, what sort of politician or leader to articulate that reality, it remains a very, very touchy thing. I mean, I can feel it when I go on, you know, what is for us the mainstream media, which is Fox News, if you use white in any other context than one of opprobrium, you really are asking to be called a racist by fellow conservatives. And that is preposterous because to say that whites are under attack is not to attack blacks per se. It is to notice the facts, the averages. Of course, there are millions of blacks who are law abiding, who don't want to be treated as perpetual victims and wards of the state. But on average, there is a pathological inner city culture that is creating dysfunction. And you have now what's going on a race hustle on the part of too many black leaders where they can simply play upon white guilt and claim that it is a accomplishment in itself to be black. You know, you have the possibility now of specializing in being black, just as I can specialize in being female or gays can specialize in being gay. And that's the one accomplishment that nobody can compete with you on. And and and it gives you enormous power over the absolute pariahs of straight white males. And yet we're told that racism is the biggest problem. What what could actually break the matrix? And I don't know if you agree, Heather, I think that it's probably 50 50. I don't think every black believes that racism is the biggest problem. I think some have convinced themselves of that. But I think deep down, a lot of great black Americans, they know that there are other problems. Like you said, the pathologies that are put into their culture. Right. What is considered to be acceptable? Not staying with the women that you impregnate, so on and so forth. Instead of telling black Americans that they could be great by doing great noble things. We have the self-esteem cult of like black girl magic. You're magical because of whatever. It's toxic. And of course, there are tons of problems in urban America and it continues to this day. Let's just play this this this tape. This tape that just went viral here. Play 71. But of course, racism is the problem. Play cut 71.
Fresh update on "owens" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"I want to thank Charlie. He's an incredible guy. His spirit, his love of this country. He's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created. Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives. And we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country. That's why we are here. Brought to you by the lone experts I trust. Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com. When I first met Candace Owens at an event in Palm Beach, hosted by the David Horitz Freedom Center, she had a vision. She was so focused on this. And I was skeptical, but I said, man, if anyone has this most passion for making America a better place, I can I can get behind that. And she said, Charlie. The black community has been lied to for years, and they are in need of an exodus, an exit from the victim mentality to a victor mentality. I said, Candace, tell me more. She said, you don't understand. They're not on board for this trans thing. They are involved in the muscular class more than the laptop, Zoom and Skype class. They don't want mass migration. Many of them do not want the crime that they're seeing in their neighborhoods. And she painted this picture that if we do the work, we can start to see the fruit of black America starting to realize that they've been held captive on a Democrat plantation. Candace Owens, of course, started with us at Turning Point USA Communications Director, started Blexit, became this amazing thing. Now Blexit is part of Turning Point USA. And obviously Candace Owens is doing an amazing job with the Candace Owens show and Brandon Tatum. And there is this growing group. And it is incredible to witness for the last couple of years. We had the Young Black Leadership Summit at the White House. We did multiple of those at Turning Point USA. Candace Owens, the first person that I saw, used the term Democrat plantation. Now we're hearing it all across the board. And it kind of became a fixation going into 2020. Will black America define the 2020 election? And then we had Floyd-a-palooza and a lot of BLM narratives. And it didn't materialize politically and electorally like some of us hoped. But in recent years, we're seeing more and more evidence that the vision of Candace Owens, of Brandon Tatum, of so many other amazing black patriotic conservatives that get called the worst names on the planet, that get smeared and slandered, that there is real momentum. Candace would tell me time and time, Charlie you don't understand, this BLM thing is nothing more than a white liberal synthetic glaze.
"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is one of my favorite guests, Heather McDonald. Heather, welcome back to the program. I want everyone to check out when race trumps merit. So, Heather, there's been several stories. Haley Biden carjacked in D.C., eight teenagers charged with murder in Las Vegas of a young white man, San Francisco. That's cleaning up all the streets for G, which is a separate issue in some way. But we see we see all these different stories and we're getting more and more emails. Do you think that white America is starting to wake up, that there is a multidimensional, multidimensional war against white people in this country? Well, we haven't figured out a language yet to really talk about it, Charlie, that will be acceptable to even many conservative ears. But I certainly hear that from students. I was at the University of Virginia last week and a young student that I was speaking with said that there is a growing awareness among young people, especially for white males, that they are absolutely pariahs in our society. They are going to be the last admitted to schools, excuse me, the last hired, the first fired. And so it is a reality and it is a reality that is absolutely denied by the entirety of of our mainstream society and by many conservatives. But we need to keep pointing this out because there is no grounds whatsoever for European, the inheritors of European civilization to cancel it. Now, those inheritors may be people of all different colors, but the the people that are under attack are the Caucasian inheritors of that civilization. And at this point in world history, we have nothing to apologize for because any violations of human rights and human rights is, of course, exclusively a European Western concept. Violations of those rights, whether it's American slavery or imperial atrocities, pale in comparison to every other civilization's ongoing atrocities and violence. So, Heather, I mean, another example, Louisiana Tech, a black student stabbing four white women is just another story that has happened. I do think that there is a greater and greater understanding and agreement that there the laws, the enforcement of laws, the lack of media coverage, it's almost fashionable to hate white people. Now, I guess the next question is, Heather, what next? Would it be helpful for white people or white America to recognize and realize this and talk about this more? Because any time we notice it, it's the amazing phrase from Michael Anton. It's not happening, but it's good that it is like we're not allowed to even notice it. Your thoughts, Heather McDonald. It's not just fashionable to hate white people. It's presidential. You know, we have a president now who goes around at every opportunity of staying the preposterous lie that white supremacy is the biggest threat in this country.
Fresh update on "owens" discussed on Cinemavino
"Hello everybody and welcome back to CinemaVino. My name is Todd Wofford and it's good to have you guys here. This will be the first full week of my paternity leave, the birth of our twins. We do have a lot of new content pre-recorded for you over the Christmas season, but first we're going to go back and revisit a previous episode that you may have missed before. So without further ado, kick back and enjoy our look at Lethal Weapon. And welcome back to CinemaVino. Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, happy new year, everything. This is the kickoff of our Christmas movies. Jingle, jangle. 25 days of Christmas movies. Chris Mahanakwanzaka to you. I've got Taylor Owens. Hey. To. It's your boy Travis Budd. On the ones and the twos. TJB. Sean Jordan. On the threes and fours. I'll just take the high hats. I'll be fine with that. My name is Todd Wofford and we're gonna kick things off. We're drinking Christmas beers tonight, Christmas winter themed beers. We're Scotch Ale, which I haven't had one in a long time. I think the last one I had was from Founders Brewing. Was that the Dirty Bastard? Yeah. I think I had the Great Divide. Didn't they have one? Like a green bottle? I mean the bottle wasn't green with the label. Yeah. Rye on Rye was Boulevard, right? Yeah. Scotch Ale. That's a great... Was it Old Chubb? Yeah, yeah. Good stuff. I like a good Scotch Ale. All I'm thinking of is a Scotch Egg. Yes. I was a good Scotch Egg too. Yeah. Yeah. They also pair real well. Yeah. Really good poots from that. That's... That Hollandaise. Hollandaise equal good poots. Mmm. Speak for yourself. So, Tye, you might be able to shed some light on Scotch Ale. How would you define that as a brew? It is definitely on the maltier side of things. And typically these have a little bit more of a mouthfeel to it. You know, I think people get confused with darker beers. Like, oh, they're like Guinness. But Guinness actually is a lighter style of a stout. I mean, we have some beers in here that are just outrageously... Like you're going to chew it. Yeah, chewy. Guinness is one of the lighter stouts there is. It is. Yeah, exactly. Like actually, Porters, you know, even their dark... They're actually more robust than some of the stouts. Yeah. And I think where these Scotch Als kind of come from. It's like they're just a little bit... A little bit more maltier. And it all comes down to... I don't want to be that nerd guy, but it comes down to the base malt. It's like, you know, you're using a little bit more darker caramel malts. That's where you're getting that color. And the more malt you use, typically the higher the alcohol it's going to be. Yeah. And so... Which is fun. Yeah. And you describe this as Austin Powers-ish as a bit nutty. It is a bit nutty. So where does the Scotch play into it? If it does... It's just the style. Style. I was like, yeah. They were like... It was... Kind of goes back to the whole IPA and you can get into that whole thing. It's like, oh, I need a paleo. How did it come about? Oh, they were transferring. It was just kind of what was being made at the time. That area. So it's like... And it even cleverly says here, it's like a malty with notes of caramel and a warm finish.
"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"And, you know, I understand that over the last five weeks in a very emotional time for him. And that's, you know, the human angle that I have tried to take in trying to perhaps understand why he is airing some of this publicly. Yeah, look, I said I've known Ben for a long time. I hope he fixes that because leadership should not. Leadership should warrant the tough conversation and to do it in private. It's by the way, it's not good for the movement. It's not good for the daily wire. We need the daily wire. We need the daily wire strong. It's an important company. Does amazing things. Walsh knows Knowles Jordan yourself, all that good stuff. So Candace, just a couple minutes remaining here. This is real issue, I'm afraid, is breaking both the left and the right simultaneously in different ways. What can we do to make sure that doesn't happen on the right? The left can they can go on the right. Well, we need to act like conservatives. We need to practice what we preach. We talk about free speech. We can't suddenly buck the trend of free speech because we're angry or we're upset. We talk about the need for more dialogue. We talk about the need for less libel. We talk about the need for less smears in the media. We cannot engage in that. We can't engage in the behavior of leftists just because we have become upset or an issue is close to us. Consistency is what is called upon. We must remain ideologically consistent. I think it's important to call balls and strikes within our own movement. And I think that that's part of the problem is that many people are not, as I said to Ari Carlson, behaving with consistently conservative principles on these matters. And I'm seeing a lot of behavior that mimics BLM right now. And that is going to, without question, cause a fracturing in the movement by people that are well-intended. And look, I think that we were already sensing this sort of civil war in the conservative movement. And I think that's best represented by the very different perspectives that even the candidates that are running have. Are we America first? Do we believe that we should be engaging in overseas conflict all the time nonstop? We are, I think, as Avik Ramaswamy said, going through this sort of adolescence period of trying to define what the conservative party is. And I think it's changing. I think Trump was a huge part of that sea change, obviously, and realizing that there's a frustration. I think younger conservatives feel a little disconnected and detached from some of the older conservatives in the movement for certain reasons that have become accustomed to military, industrial complex instincts and constantly saying that our allegiance should somehow be overseas and they become accustomed to constantly being involved in overseas complex. And I think that we want something different. And the first thing that we want that is something different is healthy debate and demanding healthy debate, demanding full throated discussions and not emotional responses no matter what happens, whether Russia invades Ukraine. We deserve a full throated debate about whether or not we should be sending billions of dollars unaccounted for over to Zelensky and whether or not it's COVID policy. No matter how fearful people are, we deserve to have a full throated debate about how we live in a COVID era. Do we still have our freedoms or do we become people that are suddenly authoritarian because we have fears? That is the future of the Republican Party that I want to see is are people that can look back and say, whether you agreed with me or did not agree with me, I remained consistent and I hope that you respect that. I'll give some advice. Candace is undefeated, everybody.
"owens" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd.com. Joining us now is the great Candace Owens. Candace is 40 weeks pregnant, everybody. So she might have to leave at any moment's notice. Thank you for taking the time. Candace, you had a viral interview with Tucker yesterday. But after that, or right as the interview was posted, Ben Shapiro tweeted at a bible verse that you tweeted, which I found to be totally out of line and kind of triggered this massive internet dispute. And he effectively asked you to resign from the daily wire. Candace, what is going on here? Well, first I just want to say that I think people thought it was like all of this was like suspicious timing and that there's no conspiracy theory here. First and foremost, I had signed on to do Tucker weeks ago. So this interview was already planned. And then obviously the night before the video of Ben saying some remarks about me went viral. And then minutes before my Tucker interview aired, he did tweet that. And I haven't yet gotten any clarity on what the significance of that tweet was. You know, me posting the bible passage was just basically me calling for peace and accepting, you know, the things that you can't change. And I definitely have had a very peaceful, happy end of pregnancy. And so I didn't and still don't really understand the nature of the tweet. But I did feel compelled in this instance to answer more strongly because it was a biblical passage. And I have said for a very long time that it does feel like Christians are always being told to shut up. And when you share just a biblical passage and it's somehow being construed or being told that there's something wrong with this passage, it was important for me as a Christian to defend our faith. Yeah, totally. So this has kind of been simmering for a couple of weeks. So just by background, Ben at a private event spoke to a group of people. And I want to make sure I'm very clear and specific. He said something on the lines of you have faux sophistication on the matter. Candace, that was his quote. What is he talking about here? I mean, I follow you on social media. I'm a very pro-Israel person, right? I get accused of being a Jewish shill on a daily basis. Like, what is Ben talking about here? And then secondly, why of all the tweets that he decided to ask you to resign, did he choose a bible verse? Charlie, your questions are the same questions that I have. But what I have said on Tucker and what I will say here is that I think a lot of people who are emotionally involved in the conflict overseas are perceiving people that are actually moderate as radical. And they're not able to see that maintaining a level head is okay. And I think that when they have the benefit of hindsight and it's 2020, they're going to maybe regret some of the things that they've said, especially amongst their most fervent, to their most fervent allies and supporters, which is why on Tucker, I even brought up the concept of the attacks that have been constant against you. And it's sort of like if you don't veer into radicalism right now, then they take everything. There's an extreme sensitivity there, you know, in every comment that you make. And I can correlate this to weeks ago when I was quite literally, I sent two tweets back to back about Brian Mast and his comments in Congress being wrong as somebody that is a state congressman about saying there's no such thing as innocent civilian life. And then I followed it up by saying, you know, any sort of genocidal language is wrong no matter what government's coming from. I was referring to the American government and the backlash that I got for saying genocide is always wrong. It's bonkers. I still can't comprehend it. It's such an easy statement for everyone to agree with. Every single person should said, amen, amen, yes, agree. Genocide is always wrong and unjustifiable. And yet people read in between the lines and said that this must be you're saying this is happening. And it's like, no, but people that is literally you applying your emotion and it's utterly illogical. And I think we are living in times right now where it's really scary to see how much emotion people are having that basic statements. And if I tweeted right now, pedophilia, no matter where it happens in the world is always wrong. Is that a statement at certain times? Okay. Is that statement at certain times? Not. So I have been trying to understand really what's going on. And the only thing that I can come up with is that people are highly emotional and they're not thinking straight right now. Yeah, that's that's an eternal statement, right? It's it's true, regardless of what's happening. I want to just reinforce this because you bring up a really important point. And for the record, I've always gotten along well with Ben. I've known Jeremy for a long time, but I call balls and strikes where I see it. And Candace, I think it's been super unfair the way some people have been treating you and really unfair because, look, I know your heart, too. I tweeted this yesterday. Candace Owens flew 18 hours through a brutal European connection to go to the embassy opening in Jerusalem. And we toured Israel together. And you and I were on campuses multiple times together defending Israel and defending the Jewish people. And so I just find a lot of the coverage to be, you know, not a lot, but but some people's chattering has been highly emotional. And so let's just you talked about this in the talk or interview, Candace, if somebody in the audience is a very pro-Israel person, can you bring them up to speed as how their cause is actually weakening by how they are going after allies? And I'm afraid that they are diluting and cheapening the term anti-Semitism the same way they've done with racism. There's no question that they've diluted that. People are not even blinking now to be called an anti-Semite because, you know, when you start with Richard Spencer and you end with Charlie Kirk and you say everybody's an anti-Semite and everybody's trafficking in anti-Semitic tropes, you've just lost the plot. I mean, it's an everybody from Joe Rogan to Tucker Carlson last night for God knows what reason being called an anti-Semite. And it's just completely a losing argument. And so it's funny because I've had some, you know, pro-Israel friends that reached out to me and were saying, well, we're just trying to help you. And this time I asserted myself and I said, oh, you need to listen to me. It's obvious to everybody that's looking around right now that there has been a loss in support for Israel. And that's not because any person agrees with what happened on October 7th. We have all said on our platforms multiple times that would happen on October 7th is completely abhorrent. But it has a lot to do with the reaction of going after allies for asking questions, for trying to remain not neutral, but humane throughout this and saying that it is always sad. Like people were upset when I said it's always sad when you see a dead child. And some of the upset said, well, you can't say that unless you say that also they were just being used as human shields. It's no, you can feel sympathy. You can feel empathy for individuals always, no matter what is going on. You don't need to gauge or jump into a political debate to acknowledge that you're still a human and you have a human response to seeing a dead child. And so what I have said from the very, actually before any of this on my show, is that when you use terms too much and you refer to everybody as something, whether it is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, you will then find that those words have no power. And I do think that part of the frustration that some people that are pro-Israel are having is trying to understand why this word has no power anymore. And I can explain it over and over, but I can't help people understand it is you saw it happen with Black Lives Matter. Whereas people were so scared of being called a racist. It was such a horrible smear, horrible libel. Like what do I do to not be called that? And then as they started calling everything racist and you started realizing air was racist and the CNN articles were saying, you know, white people blinking was racist. It became, okay, now we know that this word actually doesn't mean what you're saying. It just means that you want me to submit to whatever it is that you're saying very easily because you've used a smear. You've called me a Holocaust snire. You've called me an anti-Semite. You've said my silence is violence. And actually what you're trying to do is you're trying to assert control over me while claiming that you are the victim in this, but actually you're trying to assert power over me. And that's not the way to do it. You have to be well intended. And Dennis Prager has always made that point, by the way, for years and years, that you have to be very careful when you use a word like that because it will lose power very fast. And unfortunately, his warnings were not heeded in this circumstance and people are just don't believe it when you, when things, when people are being called anti-Semitic anymore. Dennis warned us about this. He said an attack used too much loses its power. And you and I both were kind of, we both still consider Dennis a great friend and a great teacher. And Dennis says he's very careful using that label. He said, because we want it when we need it, when there's a legit anti-Semite and throwing it around as a thought terminating cliche or a means of control or hyper emotional does no one a good service. So Candace, let me ask you, because not everyone listens to your show, which is excellent. Everyone should subscribe to her show. There's a lot of, not a lot. There's a fair amount of rumor or mystery of what you stand on on the war. Can you just, the floor is yours. What do you, what is your position? Because I think people are completely misinterpreting your views of the Jewish people, of what's happening in Israel. Just explain to our audience just to kind of cut off the rumors at the pass. Yeah. Thank you so much for asking. And that's what I've said is nobody even asks anymore. And then when you give them an answer and you say, I've said this on my show multiple times, then they say to you, well, I don't listen to your show and you know, you should tweet it. I'm like, well, my show is posted. The full show is posted on Twitter every single day. Oh, well, I don't follow this account. So it becomes not about whether or not what you said or what you didn't say, it becomes about whether or not they were on Twitter at the moment and saw what you said. Otherwise it doesn't count, you know? And so that's been very interesting. And again, a way to assert power and control and to say that you need to say it when I am online and on whether it's Instagram or Facebook or Twitter. I, if I didn't see it, it didn't actually happen, which is completely foolish, but I have not shifted my views at all, at all when it comes to Israel and Palestine, whether it is Ukraine or Russia, whether it is Afghanistan, America has issues at home. We do not need to be sending more money overseas. It is the perspective that is held by Thomas Massey, who is now being harassed and being called an anti-Semite for his consistent voting against sending any dollar overseas throughout his entire career, right? Isn't it? He is not, he has not changed. He's not switched up. So this is not something that is being guided by a hatred or a love of people based on their race at all. It is just my policy. My stance is that America is falling apart. The politicians that are opining on stage and saying, well, we can do both. Look around you. Obviously we can't. America is in a steep decline, educationally, socially and morally. And I have also been clear that I understand the sentiments coming from white Americans that are saying, why are we suddenly being told now to care about the university debacle? But we have been calling this out for years. And Charlie, you're the perfect person to speak about this. You and I have traversed universities. We have been drowned out. We have been harassed. We have been chased out of restaurants for our ideas as conservatives and nobody cared. We couldn't get people to stop funding these universities. We could not get people to understand how bad the problem had become when you actually had professors, forget the students that were protesting. You had professors that were tweeting, all I want for Christmas is a white genocide. I believe that was at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. And that faculty member was protected, calling openly for genocide of white people. So it is a fair question. It is a fair critique when people say, why are you telling us this is a problem now? And this has been a problem that many of us have been fighting for the last decade. And it seemed like nobody cared. And so by being fair in that assessment, by recognizing what white people have gone through in this country, by recognizing this, what I consider myself to be America first stances of the problems that are happening in this country. And by saying that I do not want to be involved in another Middle Eastern conflict, no matter where the stage is. People hear that in this moment as some form of antisemitism. It's not its consistency. It is the reason that I quoted Thomas Sowell on last night's episode that he has a quote about the civil rights era. He's referring to black America in this quote, but saying when people are used to special treatment, sometimes being treated the same can feel like discrimination. And it's not discrimination to say that the obvious truths that we are facing in this nation, you can debate that academically, but don't be disingenuous and call people antisemites for holding the same decisions that they have always held for the last decade. Yeah, your position has large agreement in many political circles. By the way, it's also held by people from Thomas Massie to Dennis Kucinich to Rand Paul to a certain extent. And you can have disagreements without having to throw around some of those vile labels. America's colleges and universities today are less concerned with critical thinking than with indoctrination. It is no wonder why so many young Americans embrace cancel culture, deny free speech to conservatives and even celebrate terrorism. But I'm happy to report there is one college where students debate ideas openly and honestly, where they pursue truth together with their professors, and where America's great heritage of liberty is studied and revered. My favorite college, Hillsdale College. As stated in Hillsdale's founding document in 1844, Hillsdale's original mission was to offer the kind of serious liberal arts education needed to preserve the blessings of civil and religious liberty across the land. And this mission continues to guide Hillsdale College today. You can learn more at my favorite college's website, charlieforhillsdale.com. There you will find a short video. It's just over a minute long, showing how Hillsdale's work, not only on its Michigan campus, not only Washington, D.C. campus, but across the nation is effective in defending American liberty. Take some time to watch today at charlieforhillsdale.com. That is charlieforhillsdale.com. Candace, I'm curious, has Ben Shapiro called you privately to try to fix this or is this all just been a public dispute? It's all been public. I've been very surprised by it. Like I said on Tucker last night, something that I think is unfairly a blemish to The Daily Wire because, you know, the four of us, other hosts that work here at the Nashville campus are we get along very well, you know, and I think that this looks like something that it's not because Ben is not a part of the day to day operations. I'm not sure why his instinct is to always air something publicly. You know, Charlie, you and I worked for years together. We have had so many disagreements. I would call you, text you directly, yell at you. You know, that's healthy, you know, but I would never just throw out a random tweet and expect you to see it when we were having any of those disagreements. When people text me and say, I disagree with Charlie on this, I will just text you like now up until this day, you know, what did you mean by this? Why are you doing this? We have to be able to have healthy dialogue and healthy instinct even when we are not understanding each other. It doesn't make it better to let things become public fodder. And it's why I did not want to meet Ben where he was at in engaging anything that was disparaging about him because I'm look, I'm 34 years old. I have my third kid on the way. I know how to communicate like an adult. And so, yeah, I don't still yet fully understand where he is coming from. And I do think that we have all tried to be exceedingly understanding of his emotions during this time as somebody who has familial ties to Israel.
A highlight from The Perfection of Trump/Tucker 2024
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. Hey everybody, Tucker Carlson for VP. We continue to dive into this, the good, the bad, and the ugly around it, and Mike Johnson sets us up for a disappointment for a continuing resolution. Get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com, attend America Fest with Candace Owens, Tucker Carlson, Rob Schneider, Dennis Prager, amazing speakers at amfest .com, a -m -f -e -s -t .com, that is amfest .com, email me as always, freedom at charliekirk .com, that is freedom at charliekirk .com, and get involved with Turning Point USA at tpusa .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campus. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House, folks.
A highlight from Episode 69: The Cult of the Alpha Male: Andrew Tate and the Red-Pill Movement An Interview with John Bloedel
"Hey, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. We like to talk about things that are messy, awkward, hard or controversial, and create a space for healing. Well, hey, everyone, welcome back to Let's Talk About It with Jackie and Megan. Today we are joined by John, who is my husband, and we are going to be talking today about the phenomenon of red pilled men and the cult of the alpha male. So John, before we start, do you want to just tell our listeners and watchers a little about who you are? Yeah, I am obviously married to Megan. I'm a digital marketer for Live Action, which is a pro -life media organization. I'm currently working on my Masters of Divinity from Moody Theological Seminary, which I should be graduating in the spring with my full MDiv. So really excited for that. And in armchair for enthusiasm internet culture broadly. And so this is something that I feel is a bit idiosyncratic for a Christian man to know a lot about. But it's something that has in recent months become really kind of a big deal when it comes to the conversations between men and women specifically within Christianity. So yeah, that's a bit about me. I like to online culture. And Christians, especially Christians in ministry is rather like two roads that don't really meet. A lot of pastors or priests are very not familiar with internet culture. Even like youth pastors who are working with younger generations are not always super adept at internet culture. So I think it is a unique crossover. But for people who aren't familiar at all, what is the red pilled movement? And how did it start? Yeah, that's kind of a big question because because it's internet culture, it's completely decentralized. You might be familiar with the term red pilled used in kind of its memetic way where it's used sarcastically for someone that has socially a inept opinion or is kind of a radical in some way. But right now, if it's used as a signifier of a movement, if someone is using it like red pilled male or alpha male, it's most likely in reference to a movement that has been around for quite some time actually. The red pill movement is kind of apparent to a movement called MGTOW, which is an acronym for men going their own way. MGTOW got started on the heels of kind of the rad femme movements in the early 2000s. This was very like web 2 .0, early internet culture, I think the forum is actually still around for it. And this movement was men basically checking out from society, checking out from relationships with women, as well. It was very much rooted in this idea that as much as society was trying to focus on women's struggles, men still bore the brunt. This is not me saying this, this is their position. The idea that, you know, if you look at the statistics, men still make up 95 % of workplace workplace deaths and injuries. Men, by and large, get ignored by the court systems and divorce, they lose custody. Men, by and large, don't actually get as much social welfare as women do. They experience heavier sentencing when it comes to criminal trespasses, and on and on it goes. And so the MGTOW movement was this idea that as society tries to focus more on women, men need to focus more on themselves and check out and focus on their own needs instead. This kind of also coincided with the men's rights activists movement, which was concerned with a lot of the same things. It was less radical, and it was a bit more egalitarian. But this was very much what was in the air in kind of mid to late 2000s into the early 2010s. And then the red pill movement kind of comes along and explodes all of this into being less of a third way -ism, a different way that men could interact with society, which was kind of more quiet reserved, just checking out from things and focusing on themselves, to actively hostile and actively rejecting what would be considered social orthodoxy, where society says men and women are equal, red pill says men and women are not equal. Men are smarter, men are stronger. Men should use this to their advantage in every way. The red pill movement in that way is obviously very misogynistic and very sexist. A lot of people would tend to argue it's not, and that making that accusation shows you don't understand it. But that's just coping for the reality of the situation. It's kind of that double thing that's there, because they do understand that they are swimming in the wake of the MGTOW movement, and they're attempting to say, well, men have been put upon for so long, and society doesn't care about men's issues. So we're going to finally start caring about ourselves. So to a certain degree, if you question this within the halls of kind of the accepted red pill orthodoxy, people will just kind of assume you hate men, people will assume you don't really care about men, and they'll say, okay, well, you know, we're finally standing up for ourselves. And so you don't want us to be happy. No, it's just very, just because we don't hold the idea that men should be ascendant socially and use and abuse women doesn't necessarily make you a sexist. So it's, it's very difficult to disconnect it from the overblown and rather melodramatic claims of men's rights activists and the men going their own way movement, because that's very much where its roots are. That was a lot. I'm like completely foreign to this whole world. I feel like I'd never heard the term men's rights activists just until now. I, I feel like I only started to see or understand this movement at all with the introduction of Andrew Tate, which I don't really know a ton about him, even just that apparently he's not a great guy. But I've even seen some Christians. I have heard all this terrible, all these terrible things about him, but then some Christians are promoting him. So what is the deal with Andrew Tate and how he's connected to all of this? So this is an area where my expertise in internet culture actually pays dividends. I've been following Andrew Tate's stuff for three or four years now. So Andrew Tate, his personal history is him and by extension, his brother Tristan Tate got their start in international kickboxing. So they were martial artists and they were, they were good at that. They won money doing that. They are genuinely talented in that area. But I mean, cutting to the quick, they are both sex trafficking, abusive men who should be buried under the prison. They, they are not good people. They are arrogant, bordering on sociopathic liars, narcissists, and manipulators. And the way that Andrew Tate is connected to all of this is after he got out of the martial arts world, he started running scams online under the name Cobra Tate. That was his Twitter account. When I first found him in late 2019 and his website, you'll hear a lot about a hustlers university. And you'll hear a lot of them talking about their webcam business, which is actually what they're being investigated for and charged with and tried for right now is they were sex traffickers and pornographers. So, but that was only one part of what he offered on his website. His website was actually very strange and oddly schizophrenic. It offered all sorts of bizarre trainings, one of which was like this weird military training where he was alleging that he could train people how to be some type of elite special forces unit. It's it was very strange, but the biggest part of it that he was selling was this hustlers university, which was effectively a crypto scam combined with how to abuse women into making webcam pornography for you to sell online. And I'm sure you're thinking how does this turn into the red pill? A major part of the red pill is actually marketing because the way that Andrew Tate exploded onto the scene because I was following him this entire time just because I thought he was funny and you know. So what he did was he used a decentralized marketing plan. So he used about a thousand followers back when shorts were still kind of a new thing in terms of internet culture like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. And part of his hustlers university was he was offering bonuses to followers of his who would start their own YouTube channels and repost shorts of his appearances on these podcasts, which is by and large where most people first saw him. They were short form video content of him saying bombastic things about women, bombastic things about sex, bombastic things about the power of masculinity. So he actually rose to fame in the red pill kind of manosphere movement because of marketing. And that's kind of how the misogynistic podcast personality became an ascendant part of this culture. It's part of the reason why you've kind of seen even Christians dealing with this because this very much did come out of nowhere and it is it is impossible to understand the red pill without short form video content because of how Andrew Tate used it. It was very much a scam. It was very much a marketing plan and it played on again this feeling of unfairness that certain men had and this idea that if you kind of bandage the wounds of the man that has been put upon that he would kind of become loyal to you. So Andrew Tate specifically who's kind of the number one guy for that movement 100 % marketing, 100 % a scam artist. So I can understand where like you were saying men who feel like they've been wronged by society or maybe have not had a women would be like drawn to someone like Andrew Tate who is like saying these very extreme things. But I think what confuses me is when Christian men are drawn into this. So what do you feel like is fueling the interest in the manosphere among especially Christian men specifically? I think being reactionary is broadly always going to feel more cathartic than attempting to be constructive. In that way I think a lot of Christian conservative men look at almost anyone who is not liberal and I'm not saying red pill is conservative either. It's just anyone who's not liberal even anti -liberal they view them as co -travelers which is I don't need to tell you that's dumb. Don't do that. And so what happens is anyone who's saying well you know third wave fourth wave feminism oh it's cancerous to men. Wow. So brave. That's not something that's worthy enough for us to travel together when we're attempting to do something new. So I think for a lot of conservative Christian men they suffer from the same issues that the MGTOW men had which is they view a society that is increasingly hostile towards biblical masculinity and biblical femininity for that matter and they think that anything that is anti -liberal is going to assist them in you know this battle. And it's not going to obviously because the biblical model of masculinity and the biblical model of femininity cannot be affirmed by people who have an axe to grind against the other sex. That's just never going to be possible. And what are Christian's responses I'm just curious too you were saying that he was manipulating women into producing webcam pornography and all of these awful things that are just very blatantly against Christianity. What is their response to these Christian men that are following Andrew Tate or are supporting Andrew Tate? I would say one half of them obviously just don't know. I don't believe ignorance is an excuse but obviously it should weigh in the balance if someone genuinely doesn't know and immediately goes oh I feel embarrassed now I'm gonna you know put my hand over my mouth in embarrassment and I'll never do it again okay fine whatever. I'd say the other half I actually wrote an article about this on my medium. The other half are willing to condemn the bad things about him but are kind of saying let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Okay right they're saying I believe one tweet I reference in my article says he calls men to a kind of excellence but it's a truncated form of excellence. No he doesn't. He doesn't call anyone to form of excellence. He's a degenerate pervert trafficker, a violent trafficker at that. If you actually read the court documents which I have that he's this it's it's a smoking gun that he was abusive. When I say trafficking I mean that in the real sense of the word. He was keeping women from leaving a compound. He he literally had women in prison. So again the worst of the worst and so it's one of these instances where it's either ignorance of the situation because they didn't sacrificing the good things that there are and the simplest response this is to go you shall know them by their fruit. There's how are you forgetting that basic principle of this? This is nothing but bad fruit. You don't need a big name personality to make your point for you. Make your point and then move on. Don't try and yoke yourself to someone like everything that he says is happening was happening which Tucker Carlson gave him a platform which was just despicable and that's where a lot of Christian men got their first interaction with Andrew Tate and he simply lied the entire time about what he did. But even if this was some massive conspiracy that he was the victim of it wouldn't change the fact that he admits and talks about being a womanizer. He admits and talks about making money off of producing pornography. He admits and talks about having multiple partners being the normal way that men are. If you think that there's anything good in that movement to affirm I'm I'm not going to listen to you and frankly I think you should probably stop talking. What is it that he's saying that they feel like like when you're saying don't throw the baby out with the bathwater what is it that they feel has merit or that is good just that men should be masculine? Right and that that's the issue it's men should be masculine because masculinity is what men do and and it's circular reasoning a lot of them won't ever really define what it is because that's the very live cultural conversation that we should be having. What does biblical masculinity look like today? That's a massive conversation that needs to be had what does biblical femininity look like today? That's again a massive conversation that's one not going to be easily marketed on YouTube shorts so you're not going to get any you know massive fame or acclaim for saying it. It's probably going to be rather boring because biblical masculinity is power under control. That's an important thing. One of the things that someone like Jordan Peterson who I've warmed to over time one of the things that Jordan Peterson talks about is that you know you can't be a man unless you're dangerous but the whole point of becoming dangerous is you're controlling that and that's the point. Grace is power under control but that's not sexy that's not fun that's not getting into cage fights making lots of money and having any woman that you want. Power under control is humility. Humility, self -control, chastity, all of these things they aren't the Samson killing thousands of Philistines with a jawbone kind of testosterone soaked Arnold Schwarzenegger and predator levels of masculinity that we want but these are all broken forms of masculinity and so Andrew Tate comes along and kind of goes well wait societies throughout the millennia have had men that were actually dangerous and it was normative throughout all of history for men to have multiple partners and my response to that is to go you're right we also didn't have penicillin back then. There's a lot of things about the modern era that are better because Christianity came along and fixed them. The ugly truth about the majority of human history having polygamy is because 20 percent of the men had 80 percent of the women. There's a reason eunuchs existed. There's a reason why it is shown to be such an awful thing when David takes Bathsheba and kills Uriah and it's compared to a sheep. This was the way it worked. Women were a good to be consumed. Christianity comes along and makes it that one man and one woman in a chaste marriage is the most important thing for societal cohesion and it's worked and history proves that which is why I'm so confused when Christian men come along and go well Andrew Tate is calling him to a kind of excellence. No he's calling them to degradation of society. Well men should be dangerous. If what you're saying is that hey if you're carrying around an extra 35 pounds after the holiday season go for a run get back into shape so that you could in a pinch defend your wife and kids. Say that. You can say that. That's okay. You can be a bit more humble in what you say. You don't have to come out and agree with everything Andrew Tate says because in his mind masculinity is nothing short of who he is incarnate. He is a consummate narcissist. In his mind unless you've had multiple violent altercations with other men, beaten them, and also had multiple very very grotesque sexual encounters you're not really a man. So it's suffering from a bad view of masculinity and a bad view of femininity at that. I saw that he was on Candace Owens interviewed him like featured him for like a three hour interview. Did you watch that? No I don't watch anything with that because I don't want to give them clicks or reach because I know that's how he got it. Yeah I didn't either but apparently her reaction to him was that he is or her opinion on him is that he's a reaction to a culture or to what is happening in society. And what I think that she's saying is that he is just a reaction to very radical feminism which I think that you kind of mentioned but could you explain more how this movement is connected to I kind of want to revisit the idea of ignorance versus you know half condemnations. I think for a large portion of young men who are taken in by this red pill movement who are younger there is a genuine sense of confusion because what feminism has done specifically the bad kind of feminism has lowered the playing field when it comes to what is societally acceptable. Whereas the original feminism was men act like pigs we're going to call them to better behavior. Now it is men act like pigs so we are free to act like pigs. Additionally the level of equality due to the of madness transgenderism and this idea that gender fluidity is a thing and that yes science actually does say men and women are exactly the same. I think amongst young men there's this failure to comprehend what masculinity is and what grace is which is again it's power under control. And so they're kind of looking at this and going well if women are equal in every single way and they demand to be taken seriously I don't understand how I'm doing anything wrong by just playing the game. I think there's a certain level where a lot of young men have genuinely believed this idea that men and women are equal in the sense that there are no distinctions between them even at the ontological level at the spiritual level there's no distinction.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL PODCAST 10/19: Listen how Judge Kaplan's Anger Hits All Lawyers in the Sam Bankman-Fried Case
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter, bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. We've entered the soul -sucking phase of Sam Bankman -Fried's month -long criminal trial, the part where an antsy Judge Lewis Kaplan paces and glares and then lashes out at prosecutors and also defense lawyers for wasting everyone's time. The government proffered two dud witnesses on Wednesday that probably did more harm to their working relationship with Judge Kaplan than good to their borderline airtight fraud case. Ex -FTX lobbyist Elliora Katz and the paper -pushing Google bureaucrat Corey didn't Gaddis spend an hour on the stand between them delivering lackluster performances that peeved the no -nonsense judge. Late in the day Kaplan accused prosecutors of calling up a mannequin in Katz who had spent her morning testimony mumbling variations of I don't know anything and I didn't work at FTX back then in response to most every question. Her perplexing statements hinted that Katz would rather nuke her own credibility than play the game prosecutors wanted her to. That game was hardly earth -shattering, simply reading tweets and transcripts into the court record. At times Kaplan was very clearly peeved at the sheer number of documents that Katz was asked to read into the record, especially given these were all public statements made on Twitter or uttered from the defendant's mouth in front of Congress. As bad as she was, the Googler was worse. Gaddis, who responds to legal requests the search engine giant receives, spent his ever -so -brief testimony saying there existed metadata that, I guess, demonstrated some Google doc whose contents weren't actually discussed, had been received or worked on or something by Bankman -Fried. Then cross -examination demonstrated Gaddis didn't know a damn thing about metadata, a revelation that threw the bench into disarray. We have 18 people devoting time to this case and it's really a crime. What you're doing to them," an exasperated Kaplan grumbled at the prosecution once the jury had left the room. He blasted them for making Gaddis fly from Texas to New York City to spend what couldn't have been more than ten minutes saying literally nothing of value. "'Lawyers are supposed to do a little better than this, and I'm talking to both sides,'" the judge said. The crux of Kaplan's indignation with both the prosecution team and defense attorneys was the result of their apparent failure to stipulate. Stipulations are how things run smoothly in a court. Some pieces of evidence are facts that both sides agree are facts. I can appear on C -SPAN and say my crypto exchange isn't stealing anyone's money while also wearing a $10 ,000 suit I bought with their cash. Those statements notwithstanding, my defense and prosecutors should be able to stipulate before blabbing in front of jurors that the video is itself real. That might be what happened with Katz, or rather, what didn't happen. Prosecutors had an array of videos and blog posts related to Bankman -Frieds and FTX's representations to lawmakers, and they seemed to lack stipulations for some of them. They took the long route to getting it in the record, despite actually having stipulations for a small handful of exhibits Wednesday. The situation was even more absurd for the Google employee. During a short afternoon recess, Kaplan pressed defense lawyer Chris Everdell on why his team didn't simply agree to a stipulation that would have eliminated entirely the need for Gaddis' testimony. Everdell said prosecutors gave them late notice about the evidence they'd focus on Wednesday, and then never asked for one. Now, that's not to say that every government witness Wednesday was a fizzler. We can't forget Finance Santa Claus, a white -bearded Australian accounting professor named Peter Easton who teaches at Notre Dame. His testimony was tantamount to beating Bankman -Fried with a sock full of coal. He dug a knife into the defense by arguing it was simply impossible for Alameda to spend billions of dollars on its various pursuits without also dipping into customer funds. On cross -examination, he twisted it. The defense did land a pretty solid punch on a different accounting expert called by the government, an FBI forensic accountant whom defense lawyers pinned in a corner for seeming to mess up her analysis of the flow of funds that led her to believe Alameda spent its own money on political donations. Her lips seemed to quiver from the stand. But the day's best zinger went to the prosecution, who, despite their frosty moments with the judge, still finished Wednesday strong. With the help of an SDNY investigator, they dug through the infamous Twitter conversation between Bankman -Fried and journalist Kelsey Piper. You know the one, where Bankman -Fried curses out regulators as well as the stupid little games woke Westerners play and bemoaned his loss of funds. The line sounded pretty soulless and damning. Jurors certainly thought so. At least three nodded their heads and smiled after hearing them, as if to say, yeah, he really did it. So we finally heard from many of our outstanding witnesses, and it turns out both Shamelle Medrano and Paige Owens were with the government. Medrano is an investigative analyst with the U .S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of New York, who explained tweets and direct messages, while Owens is a financial forensics The Department of Justice confirmed on Wednesday that it will not call Andrea Vander Merwey, a proposed expert witness, and only expects to call former FTX General Counsel Kan Sun and Third Point's Robert Borgerdi to the stand on Thursday. Everyone expects the court day to end early on Thursday. Defense attorney Mark Cohen asked whether the defense has a broad list of possible witnesses, said the defense is still working on it. We're certainly not going to rebut the expert that they didn't call, he said. That seems reasonable, Judge Kaplan quipped in response. We're then on break until October 26, when the DOJ expects to rest its case. The defense, which is still not acknowledging whether or not it will actually bring a case, could begin presenting it that same day. One note on this last point, a defense is not obligated to present a case. The burden of proof is on the government to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Bankman -Fried committed fraud and conspiracy on the different charges he faces. The defense can just immediately rest, as if to indicate that the DOJ has not met that burden of proof. I don't think that's likely, and I fully expect the defense to present its case that Bankman -Fried is not guilty of the seven different charges, but Cohen and Judge Kaplan have both acknowledged this possibility, including on the first day of the trial. The burden of proof is always on the government, the judge told the jury, before opening statements on October 4. The defendant has no burden to prove innocence, no burden to produce any evidence, no burden to testify, or obligation to testify. The defendant has an absolute right to remain silent, and if that's what happens in this case, you may not consider his silence against him in any way. Want to follow along? Sign up for Coindesk's new daily newsletter, The SBF Trial, bringing you insights from the courthouse and around the case. You can get the podcast each day right here by following the Coindesk Podcast Network. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from Poltergeist
"And welcome back. Oh, it's beautiful to have you guys here with us tonight. Boopy. We got Taylor Owens. Yo, TJ. Oh, Sean Jordan. So my name is Todd. Do you feel slighted by Terrell Owens? Kind of taking the Tio. No, because they're for a while. My fantasy team was called the real Tio. So that's kind of cool. But yeah, he kind of fucked us over on that one. You know what? One nickname that you used to have that I miss it's hardwood. Yeah. It never also. And when if you, if anybody wants to download AOL and some messenger, I'm still hardwood 83 on there. So shoot me, you know, you know, I mean, what's the backstory? I'm not away from my, yeah, I'm not away. AFK. Yeah. BRB. Did you leave an away message? Like if, if I were to message you right now, is it something moody? I'm in 2023 on a shitty podcast. The foresight. I need to update it now. And then one nickname of Todd's that never really took off his copperhead. Yeah. Cause he got bit by a copperhead and he survived. He bit it back. I mean, I'm the only one that called him copperhead, uh, higher resistance to venom, actually lower, sick and lower resistance. It both higher and lower. Yeah. It just depends. We won't know until he gets bitten again. Yeah. Is it like each time you get bit reverses or weaker? We'll just find out when the time comes. It's like Schrodinger's cat. It's a really shitty super power. He's going to be okay. Or he's fucked weaker and strong. That would be the tagline of the horror movie or the superhero movie about me. It's like, I'm either better and I'm either superhero. I'm fucked together. So this week we're doing poltergeist. Um, this is our second Halloween movie. This was actually my pick. So it's one that I wanted to do for a while. Uh, and we are drinking Bogle Phantom. This is sometimes I pick stuff that will match like flavor wise or location wise. Yeah. To like whatever, whatever we're doing. And, but this time it's like just the name, the aesthetic of the bottle, the Bogle Phantom. Yeah. Spooky. And I got a question. Did we ever find out the origin of hardwood? Yeah. I wanted to. I didn't know if there's any closure on that anecdote. Oh yeah. Um, it was just a high school thing and I played a little bit of basketball. It was not very good. I wasn't eating skittles out of my sock on the bench bad, but as I just wasn't very good. we And so would play like power forward. Yeah. I don't even know what I played. I think it was a small forward. We were playing a band. I was in a band and we were going to play music at a junior Western day or something. And one of our good friends, Tim was our marketing guy. He did. He bestowed himself to do that. And he said, hell, he just wrote on there. Like he said, come featuring the creative styles of Taylor hardwood Owens. And I was just like, Oh, what? I was like, well, who did that? Name's like, Oh, you played basketball. I don't know. I just gave you a nickname. I was like, so I loved it. Hardwood stayed. Well, it for a little while, but you know what? It's back. Yeah. And it's my AOL instant messenger. So we're drinking the Bogle Phantom. Um, so this has like a story on the back label has a story about a phantasm. Um, Bogle is a, it's an enormous winery, California. Um, they make, they're one of those kind of, uh, aircraft carrier sized wineries. It like makes millions bottles of wine every year. This is a tier above their basic entry -level wines. This is kind of a notch up. This is inky. It is deep purple. Make a great name.
A highlight from SBF TRIAL PODCAST 10/18: Why Sam Bankman-Fried's lead attorney Mark Cohen is Struggling to Piece Together the Defenses Narrative
"Welcome to the SBF trial, a Coindesk podcast network newsletter bringing you daily insights from inside the courtroom where Sam Bankman -Fried will try to stay out of prison. Follow the Coindesk podcast network to get the audio each morning with content from the Coindesk regulation team and voiced by Wondercraft AI. All three of Sam Bankman -Fried's inner circle members have now testified against the FTX founder, and all three have presented similarly on the witness stand. Clearly rehearsed, adamant that the FTX founder was in charge and careful not to stray too far from their well -practiced narratives, they were confident when responding to prosecutors but were less polished when confronted by the defense. Each of the insiders have pleaded guilty to their own charges, complicating the case for Bankman -Fried but also for their own credibility. Staying in prosecutors' good graces could help them secure a lighter sentence. Two of them, Nishad Singh and Gary Wang, testified that they hoped to get zero prison time. At the heart of prosecutors' case against Bankman -Fried is a straightforward sequence of events. He took customers' money even after promising not to, then lost it all. It's a tight story, and Bankman -Fried's defense attorneys have struggled to weave together any semblance of a narrative to dispute it. The hard facts of the case, combined with the guilty pleas and insider testimony, have made it difficult for Bankman -Fried's lawyers to mount a compelling case. But the Bankman -Fried defense team, led by attorney Mark Cohen, does have a strategy. If certain core facts of the FTX saga can't be disputed, they can at least be reframed. What if everything Bankman -Fried did was, in the words of Cohen's explicitly, the cross -examinations of Singh, Wang, Caroline Ellison, and Adam Yadidia, FTX insiders, whose recollections were tested, and whose past statements were probed for inconsistencies, revealed another element of the defense's strategy. If witnesses cannot be wholly discredited, the defense can at least sow doubt in their memories and their credibility. Cohen only needs to provide jurors with reasonable doubt. A single, unconvinced or perplexed juror would be enough to at least hang the jury. Cohen and his team continue to reckon with Judge Lewis Kaplan, who has made his exasperation with the defense attorney's questioning style clear. He rebuked Cohen twice within the first twenty minutes of Tuesday's testimony, but Bankman -Fried's lawyers finally seemed to land a few hits with their cross -examination of Singh on Tuesday. Cohen drew Singh into acknowledging that, despite his professed penthouse, made political donations on the company's behalf, and backdated transactions to mislead the world and regulators about FTX's revenues in 2021. At various points, Cohen walked Singh through statements he supposedly made to prosecutors in the months ahead of the trial. Singh repeatedly said he did not remember what he specifically told the Department of Justice, even after he was presented with notes from his meetings with the FBI. As to the harder -to -dispute pieces of Singh's testimony, Cohen picked apart some of his more lurid claims in an attempt to show the jury that they were lacking substance. In Cohen's FTX story, Bankman -Fried's nine -figure deals with sports stadiums and celebrity power brokers. Excessive spending of FTX user funds, according to Singh and prosecutors, constituted reasonable public relations expenditures. FTX's lavish $30 million Bahamas penthouse wasn't over the top, suggested Cohen, but a perfectly reasonable dwelling for people who genuinely believed themselves billionaires or millionaires. And then there's the mechanics of the alleged crimes. In Cohen's telling, Alameda's massive borrows from FTX made sense when Singh and others honestly believed Alameda had enough money to cover what they took. Cohen also drilled in on the much scrutinized special allowed Alameda to infinitely borrow and withdraw from the exchanges users. According to Cohen, the privileges were a necessary byproduct of Alameda's role as an FTX market maker. And what about the Alameda bank accounts that FTX quietly used to store user funds? In prosecutors' framing, the accounts made FTX into Alameda's personal piggy bank and presented an obvious conflict of interest. But as Cohen reminded the jury, the bank accounts were used when FTX couldn't open its own. And Singh concurred in cross -examination that he didn't initially find the FTX Alameda banking arrangement problematic, though prosecutors have said this is still fraud, logistics and intentions be damned. The effect of these inconsistencies may have been undercut somewhat by Assistant U .S. Attorney Nicholas Roos, who had Singh confirm he'd never seen the notes he was presented with prior to Tuesday. Likewise, Roos confirmed that Singh forfeited the house he bought with FTX customer funds, a purchase Cohen spent a large amount of time questioning Singh about. But it's unclear how much of an impact the rapid back -and -forth Roos had with Singh may have had on a jury after several hours of Cohen chipping away at the former FTX engineering head's story. We wrote a few days ago that the defense's strategy was opaque, acknowledging that the team hadn't begun presenting its own case and that the attorneys were limited in their questioning to issues raised during direct examination. Cohen's questions to Singh, however, provided a clear preview into part of Bankman -Fried's plan to prove his innocence. But even during the defense team's strongest showing yet, Cohen still struggled to piece together a cohesive story. Singh was far from a cooperative witness, and Cohen grew visibly frustrated when most of his setups fell flat. In one notable exchange, Cohen tried to tee up a kind of admission from Singh. He seemed to want the witness to say that Alameda's giant FTX borrows felt kosher while he was at FTX, proof for the jury that the borrows weren't obviously cynical. Did you have a view that Alameda could borrow so long as borrows weren't in excess of assets? Cohen asked Singh, clearly hoping for some variation of a yes answer. Singh, however, seemed to sense a trap. He answered obliquely, there were many scenarios where Singh didn't think Alameda's borrows were appropriate, he told Cohen. The lawyer let out an audible sigh, looked down and spent the next several moments leafing through the pile of papers on his podium. While we're finally starting to see glimmers of Bankman -Fried's defense strategy, his lawyers still face an uphill battle. A look around the courtroom on Tuesday showed Singh's hands were in his pockets anytime he wasn't sitting down, whether that was when he stood by his seat watching the jury file in and out, or if he was walking to the witness booth. There was a brief interlude during Singh's cross -examination where his monitor was blank, requiring two different court employees to resolve. Once again, the crowd watching the trial was relatively thin on Tuesday, though it still warranted an overflow room. The audience numbers will likely stay in the 30-, 40 -person range until Bankman -Fried himself testifies, if he does. Looking ahead, the Department of Justice has laid out its expected witnesses through the rest of the week. Chanel Medrano, possibly an FTX customer, Peter Easton, a financial forensics expert, Corey Gaddis, a member of Google's investigations team, Eliora Katz, a former FTX lobbyist, Paige Owens, possibly an FTX customer, Bob Borogerdi, a former third -point managing director who showed up in a court exhibit seemingly discussing an FTX investment, and Kan Sun, FTX's former general counsel. Prosecutors did not mention Elan Dekel, FTX customer, Delaney Ornelas, former Alameda research and core FTX U .S. employee, or Ramnik Arora, former FTX head of product and investor relations on Tuesday, though they did say that due to travel issues, some witnesses will not be able to testify until next week. The trial may end for the day early on Thursday, giving both parties time to sort out some issues before the DOJ rests its case on October 26th. After that, the defense team foresees calling witnesses for one and a half weeks.
Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens Clash Over Harvard-Israel Debate
"Throw this one at you, my dear friend. Megyn Kelly and Candace Owens had a tit for tat over the weekend, a brutal battle on social media over college students protesting against Israel. Now, this is interesting. Megyn Kelly started with a post on X in response to Vivek Ramaswamy arguing that college kids who are participating in pro -Hamas anti -Israel protests on college campuses should not be blacklisted from future employment opportunities, because that's happening. Some of these places are looking at these Harvard law students and saying, we ain't going to hire these kids. If you're a pro -terrorist, we don't want you in our law firm. Well, Megyn Kelly pushed back saying companies should not hire people who support killers. I mean, it's like, wait a minute. Did Candace disagree? Candace said that Kelly's response to that was disingenuous and that stupid college kids should not be blacklisted over the political views they expressed during their youth. What a great topic. I mean, listen, am I going to blame somebody when they're 50 for some stupid protest they attended when they were 21? No. But if you're coming out of college at 21 or 22 and you were at a pro -terrorist rally last year, maybe I wonder if I need you walking the halls of my law firm. Yep, yep, yep, yep. It's a good debate because you get back to the whole merits of cancel culture. And I'll say this over and over again. These are their rules. The left made these
Part 3: How Freedom Caucus Members Voted on Kevin McCarthy
"Voted for McCarthy Michael Cloud Texas 27 voted for McCarthy Burgess Owens Utah 4th voted for McCarthy Bob Good Virginia 6th voted against McCarthy Ben Cline Virginia 6th voted for McCarthy Morgan Griffith Virginia 9th voted for McCarthy Alex Tony West Virginia 2nd voted for McCarthy Tom Tiffany Wisconsin 7th voted for McCarthy Harriet Hegeman who replaced Liz Cheney Wyoming at large voted for McCarthy she replaced Liz Cheney who urged Mr. Buck one of the 8th to vote against McCarthy I just went through the list of the freedom caucus. I guess they're all neo -cons, rhinos, sellouts, big government leftists too. Now these people are conservatives who understand everything that's at stake now. The existential threats all around us. Where do you think Hakeem Jeffries is today? Think he's having a party? Now the one question Matt Gaetz has not been asked is when is the last time he spoke to Hakeem Jeffries is or there any of the surrogates or any of the others in the Democrat party? Because it's interesting, Hakeem Jeffries puts out a note this morning and tells all the Democrats to vote against McCarthy when he said it was a party. I wasn't born yesterday. I didn't fall off the two. You're intelligent people. You're wise people. You know what the hell is going on too.
A highlight from Amadeus
"And welcome back to cinema vino. It's good to have you guys here with us. Ahoy, bitches. Yo, yo, yo, yo, yo. Got Travis Budd. One ones and twos. Sean Jordan. Threes and fours. Then Taylor Owens. Yo. And I'm playing nothing but the kick drum the whole night. Seven Nation whole time. Exactly. I'm Meg White the whole night. She rocked that kick drum. She did. She was four on the floor. One of the first songs I ever learned on drums. Yeah. Super easy. It's very straightforward. That and smoke on the water on bass. Just yeah, it's easy. Bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. Exactly. Summer chaos for us continues this week with my pick Amadeus. And I'm not exactly even sure why I picked this. I think it's something I hadn't seen in a while. Yeah, I think we had talked about wanting to do Amadeus. Yeah. And I think a clip of it probably popped up on YouTube because we talked about it. I was like, man, I don't really want to go back and watch that. It's been a long time. Yeah, I think since I was a kid. So it was interesting now. And then now watching the director's cut. So Travis, did you watch the director's cut? Yeah, I yeah, that was the first thing I saw. I got time. I think I watched the director's cut. Yeah. Not positive. And you did not. I did not. Yeah. I'd be curious to see you right here is talking about it. See what the differences are. Yeah. It was a scene. I was like, what the hell? Yeah. I think I watched it like three or four weeks ago at this point. Yeah. It's been a while. Yeah. It's been a minute. Wow. Bring it back up speed. So with this one, it was actually luck. So I did all regions for this wheel that we the random wheel picker and it came up for the Italian one. So that kind of fits the movie a little bit with Salieri. And so for this one, we have a Rosso de Multipulciano, a Prunello, which is fun to say. Yeah. Prunello is just a Sangiovese. It's another fancy way of saying Sangiovese. I think Sangiovese is a fancy way of saying Sangiovese. Exactly. So this comes from Multipulciano, which is a small town in the Tuscany region of central Italy. Sangiovese from this region get age one to two years in oak barrels or three if they are a reservo. Sangiovese is a classic example of what's called old world wine. So as the name implies, these wines exhibit, they're acidic, they're tannic, they're kind of bold, full bodied. This one has a lot of depth and complexity to it. You could do this with big, heavy Italian dishes, pizza, stuff like pot roast, just big meals in general. I mean, I think I get a lot of fruit on this one, kind of dark like current flavors. It's earthy. It's a little bit like oaky flavored. I mean, it's just a big, full bodied red wine. This is a classic, like heavy European wine. But yeah, I think you could do this with pizzas. I'm told you can do this with lamb. I don't eat a lot of lamb. I don't eat any lamb just because I was raised on the farm with lambs, so I can't eat it. But people have said that this is a good lamb pair. You can see that. But yeah, this is about a $25 bottle of wine. This is the Boscarelli Rosso di Multipulciano, just the region. So basically, this is like a red from Multipulciano. Sangiovese is one of the grapes you'll find in Chianti. So it's one of the components of Chianti, which is also in this region of Italy. So there you go. It's good, tasty. Exactly. A little bit about this movie, a little background. So this was released September 19th, 1984, coming up on 39 years ago. Grossing $90 million against an $18 million budget, nominated for 11 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. F. Maria Abraham, who won Best Actor. He was competing against Tom Hulce, who was, it's the last time in recent memory that both two actors from the same movie were nominated for Best Actor together. Last time I heard Tom Hulce's name. Or my favorite, Pinto. Yes. Yeah. Only thing I can think of that he turned up in after this was Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Disney. He was the Hunchback. He's typecast. Exactly. So this was written by Peter Schaffer, who adapts his own stage play. He would also win the Academy Award. Mark Hamill was in the front running to play Mozart in this movie. I actually read that. But was not cast because the director felt he would be too recognizable as Luke Skywalker and he would be a distraction. Kenneth Branagh was also in the running for, but the director preferred American actors for the lead roles. He wanted to keep it for an American cast. They were like, you know what this German really needs? An American. Yes. Good, solid Midwestern accents. Let me do this some good. But yeah, this is a, it's a quasi biopic. It has the feel of a biopic, but it is not historically accurate. This is a fictional fictionalized version of Mozart's life. Okay. Basically Mozart's death was so shrouded in mystery that basically people like don't know what happened to him. And so this is like the, the play kind of imagines what might have happened. So it creates a rivalry between Mozart and Salieri. I mean, this is my head cannon though. Yes. This is what happened. Yes. Well, this is the only reason what people know Salieri's name and they, and when you say Salieri, they're like, oh, it's an archenemy or you're jealous. It's now, yeah, it's a trope of like the jealous, treacherous, mediocre person who's jealous of what he can't have. And so, and so basically, you know, Mozart died at 36. He's very young and no, they didn't have a good understanding of medicine. Obviously nobody really knows what happened to him. It's been everything from like some kind of mystery to poisoning like, you know, some kind of virus that, you know, they didn't ever identify it. It just kind of happened quickly and nobody knows. He just kind of ended up dead. That's what we now know is the day the music died. Yeah. That's before even Ritchie Valens was born. Who? Exactly. So basically this movie imagines that Salieri was the jealous, mediocre, you know, very ambitious, but underachieving composer who was, you know, basically killed Mozart by having him compose the Requiem, which he ended up never finishing. So it's almost like an unrequited love for Salieri. Yeah. You know, because he's so passionate about music and he's like, this gripped me from the day that I heard music. It's all I ever wanted to do, but I'm so bad at it. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he's almost like an Ed Wood. So mid. Yes. Yeah. He's not terrible, but he's passionate and it's like, he loves Mozart's composing. He's just so insanely jealous of it. He could only become the court composer for a court where the King had terrible taste. Yeah. And it's like, to me, it's that thing about how you can only rise as far your ceiling is how far your talent can take you. It's like, you can work hard, but that will only take you to a certain point. It's like Mozart, which is blessed by almost like supernatural talent that came to music. I mean, he was a prodigy. He had just a natural ear, but that was like one, you know, one of the most talented musicians who ever lived. And it's like, you know, he was given, you know, automatically what Salieri prayed for and would never even got close to it. It's like Good Will Hunting. Yeah. Yeah. Oh yeah. You know, anybody else think that Salieri, like after watching it and I watched the director's cut, I'm like, Salieri should have been like a fucking Baker. Cause he's always like offering people food and they're like, Oh my God, what's this? It's cream cheese, cream cheese with spun sugar. And this, once you have these nipples of Venus, you know how they make it, they do this and this and this fucking cheesecake cheesecake. It was like, dude, just pivot. Just be a fucking Baker. Yeah. The Baker. I mean, you got that. He was definitely in the wrong trade. Yeah. You know? Well, not that he sucked at it. He just wasn't as baller. Nipples of Venus would be a great band. Yes. And it's like, he punished himself with chastity and all these other things. I mean, it's like he put himself through punishment to achieve his goal because he just immediately attributed all his success to God. And he was like, this is what you want. You want me to be celibate? I'll do it for you, buddy. And then renounced God. But once he truly saw like Mozart's was the marriage of Figaro, I think is where he chucked his cross into the fire. Now, see, that was cooler when Gary Oldman did it and then became a vampire. Yeah. Salieri does the same thing. He should get some vampire powers. Yeah. Can you imagine like the devil comes and it's just like Salieri. I will make you a great composer. That would have been a great movie. Yeah. That would be a great alternative fiction for this is like the devil comes along and Charlie Daniels style makes a deal with Salieri and says, you know, you can, you can have it all, but played by Nick Cage. Salieri gets to fuck all he wants, you know, would have been a different film. Yeah. Yeah. Could have all the nipples of Venus. Vamp dick. Yeah.
A highlight from FULL INTERVIEW - Brandon Tatum, Salem Radio Host
"Tatum is a warrior. He's the host of the Officer Tatum Show and a wildly successful and popular show and podcast. Brandon co -founded Blexit with Candace Owens, which has been a game changer, an organization dedicated to changing the narrative. He's the author of Beaten Black and Blue, being a black cop in an America under siege. He and I are going to be on stage in San Diego a week after next. I wanted to catch up with my friend Brandon Tatum here on The Mike Gallagher Show. How have you been, Officer Tatum? I've been great, Mike. How are you? I'm good. I'm excited to see you in person in San Diego, August the 10th. More on that in just a moment. By the way, some breaking news. This is kind of scary. This just coming across, the news sources, LeBron James' son, Bronny, has had a cardiac arrest. 18 years old. He's an accomplished basketball player in his own right. LeBron James' son, Bronny, suffered cardiac arrest during a basketball workout. He was taken to the hospital. He was in the ICU. Now he's in general care. So obviously, prayers for that young man. There have been a lot of these stories, Brandon, a lot of these cases of young people with heart conditions and heart...gosh, it's tough sometimes to reject the instinct to go into conspiracy theory mode, isn't it? Well, I'll tell you what, Mike. I don't think it's a conspiracy at this point. You know, we've never seen young athletes fall dead, cardiac arrest, heart issues. It has never happened. I mean, we've never seen it to this level. So it's pretty clear to me that it has something to do with COVID -19 and has something to do with the vaccine. And if you would ask me what my opinions are, which one has the most effect, I think it was the vaccine. Maybe LeBron James' son took the vaccine. I'm sure he did. They were promoting it. They were pushing it. And now you see something like this happen. But I'm just very thankful that his son recovered, man. As a father, politics aside, vaccine aside, that will be a horrible day for you, losing your son. No question. And so, obviously, everybody praying for the James family. Let's talk politics, though, for just a moment, because every single day, Brandon, we get more information about the Biden crime family, Hunter Biden's...I mean, it's astounding to me that the mainstream media doesn't want to connect the dots that Joe Biden multiple times said he had no knowledge of his son Hunter Biden's business dealings. Over and over again on the campaign trail, he said it. Maybe help get him elected in 2020, if you believe it. And now comes Devin Archer, who's going to testify this week that Hunter put his dad, Joe Biden, on the phone while talking to foreign entities repeatedly, which would make a ball faced liar out of Joe Biden. Brandon, how can Republicans not be demanding an impeachment proceeding against Joe Biden? Well, I'm hoping that they do soon. You know, I'm very shocked that they haven't jumped on impeachment a lot quicker. They literally impeached Donald Trump twice over absolutely nothing. We have all the material that one would need to start an impeachment proceedings. It's very clear, even with Poroshenko and in the Ukraine, with the loan guarantees that Joe Biden is on camera saying that he leveraged in order to get something accomplished. And this gentleman, this attorney or the prosecutor was over investigating, but reasonable where his son, where Hunter Biden was working, he was on the board making millions of dollars with no qualifications, smoking crack off of prostitutes and somehow leading in a company making millions. And we already saw this years ago, but this this this is what it indicates to me. The mainstream media is absolutely pointless, is feckless. It's a propaganda machine. There is no way whatsoever you have this much evidence of a president's son doing dirty deals with a foreign government, including the president, but now president. He was doing it as the vice president and they not report on it every single day around the clock. It's corrupt. I mean, the media, the word, I think the word that fits it is perfectly is corruption. The mainstream media, they reek to high heaven with corruption, but good things are happening. And Brandon, I wonder if you share my optimism. I look around, I see sound of freedom over one hundred and twenty five million dollars now at the box office. Jason Aldean's song, Try That in a Small Town, goes to number one in America. Look at the financial struggles of companies like Woke Companies, Disney, Kohl's, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond. And there it feels like the sleeping, sleeping giant has been awakened. Do you agree with my optimism or not? Mike, I agree with you a thousand percent. You know, the resiliency of the American spirit is resounding. You know, I just I'm so inspired to be an American and this is what America does. Unfortunately, we have to get poked or we have to get back into a corner for us to stand up. I'm excited to see, but like going losing billions of dollars by trying to be woke and I love the Jason Aldean song. You know, I love country music and this is one of my favorite songs, not just from Jason Aldean, but country music in general. So to see it jump to the top of charts, to see the feedback that I get on my YouTube channel, I've made like five videos about this and all of them are like millions of views. And so I love to see America fight back. You know, we have gone through too much and, you know, people are sick of it. And now we call it the silent majority. We need to start being allowed the loud majority and not just the silent majority, because we need our country to be in a good place. We need to fight to get it back because we live in the greatest place on planet Earth and we only have, you know, upward bound success to go and we should be pursuing that. Well put. You know, we're going to be allowed in San Diego. You and I are going to be on stage together. August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. Of course, our great, great affiliate there, The Answer, 96 .1 FM AM 1170. The great Andrea Kaye will be the emcee. And tickets are available. They're going real fast. So don't miss out the VIP meet and greet where we get to shake your hands and thank you in person for supporting us. And then we'll be on stage. It's called Saving America. And boy, do we need to do that more than ever these days. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com. Again, it's week after next. It's going to be Thursday night, August the 10th at the Encore Events Center in San Diego. For tickets, go to TheAnswerSanDiego .com to see this guy, Brandon Tatum, this guy, Mike Gallagher. And we'll be there in person. Can't wait to meet you there. Safe travels, my friend. And hey, Brandon, you keep fighting the good fight. Amen. And thank you, Mike. You do the same. We're going to have fun. I can't wait. Thanks, Brandon. Appreciate it. The great Brandon Tatum. Again, for tickets, San Diego, August the 10th. Don't miss out. TheAnswerSanDiego .com.
Exposed: Radical Left's Strategy to Destroy Conservatives
"Number 13 in the rules for radicals. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it. And polarize it. Rule number 8, keep the pressure on rules for radicals. Is one of the many, let's just say pieces of literature that radical left wing activists considered to be their gospel, how they operate. It's more of the technical side than the philosophical side. The philosophical side we've gone through, but the technical side of how they operate can be best explained through rules for radicals, amongst many other pieces of literature. But I think this is really important. Pick the target freeze it personalize it and polarize it. That's what they're doing right now to clearance Thomas. They've done that Tucker Carlson. They've done that to James O'Keefe. They see the movement makers on the right. They see the people that are willing to be effective, courageous, bold. You notice that they don't go after John Roberts? You notice that? John Roberts is not a big point of controversy. I don't know about Neil Gorsuch. Yep, but clarence Thomas is number one. And let's just be honest. The reason why they hate clarence Thomas is the same reason why they refuse to put clarence Thomas in the black history museum brought to you by the Smithsonian right there in downtown D.C.. It's because they consider clarence Thomas to be a race trader. That's how big it did these people are. They consider clarence Thomas to be a traitor to the black race and its white liberals that largely believe this because they believe they can control black people the same way that Democrats control black people through poll taxes and segregation, which they're doing again. And also through slavery, they just control black people differently through government handouts and goodies and voting for the Democrat party while white liberals remain rich and powerful, blacks continue to line up to vote for the American Democrat party. The whole thing is a scam. Candace Owens, Brandon Tatum are doing a great job of exposing that scam.
Who Could Replace Tucker Carlson on Fox?
"News is going to have a little bit of a problem here because they've got to kind of make sure that the viewers don't totally desert them. I mean, you look at the ratings from the other night and MSNBC is doing pretty well newsmax is doing pretty well. There's a lot of places to go as we know in the splintered media environment where you can come directly to a personality straight to a personality straight here to Trish Regan, for example, or should Tucker decide to do his own thing. And I think he'd be smart to do so. You'll be able to go directly to him. So there's a whole new opportunity for you as a consumer. And I think younger people certainly get this. And older people are starting to get it as well. But let's just say, I were running things at Fox News right now, first of all, it never would have gotten to this, but if I were suddenly in charge, who would I put in? Who would you put in for that matter? Send us a comment. Let us know who your first choice would be as a host for the show. We've been assembling names because by the way, some of you have already been saying this, Brian kilmeade, of course, stepped in for Tucker, tough spot to be in. I think for him, you know, the first night and everything. But he's well regarded at the network. So Brian kilmeade, he's on the list. Jesse watters. Jesse watters came up as a producer under Bill O'Reilly. He used to do waters world or he'd go out and ask these crazy questions and kind of basic stuff actually like basic civics. Who did America fight in the Revolutionary War? The French? He's very much a conservative. And so he's somebody who could step into the slot. Piers Morgan is over there. He's part of the whole Fox system right now. He's very, very liked by the Murdoch family. Certainly by Rupert Murdoch, appears to it. He's got a British accent, so I don't know how that goes down. Can I say that? You're being agent. I'm just saying. If that's a fact. It's a long time ago. But hey, you know what, Steve Hilton, he's on the weekend. He's got a British accent. Maybe it works. Mark Stein, he's got an accent. I think some kind of Canadian accent, but he used to fill in a lot for Tucker. And he's kind of eccentric and he's got neat ideas. So he's another possible contender. I'm going to throw Candace Owens in there because we don't have a woman. Women. Nobody's mentioned a woman and I don't know how deep the bench really is for conservative women over there. They've got Laura Ingraham who does a great job. And then you got, I'm just going to put his name in the ring because he is a guest on the show today. You got a guy named Vivek Rama Swami, who's
Steven Crowder Accuses Candace Owens of Endangering His Children
"So let's talk about Steven Crowder and Candace. So I already gave you the rebuttal, at least the concept of Stevie Crowder. He announced that he was getting a divorce, but one of the things that made me lose 'cause I had a little bit of respect left for Steven Crowder and what made me lose all of the rest of the respect that I had for him is what he said about Candace Owens. I didn't watch the clip so I don't really know if one of these clips articulates what he said in relation to canon zones. I watched the clip earlier, but I don't know if the couch that I got is there, but I'm just gonna give you a synopsis and I'll play the clips. I'm hoping that it encapsulates what I'm saying. He claimed that Candace Owens prematurely exposed to the world that he was getting a divorce. Claiming that her negligence and exposure of his divorce put his kids in danger. I have zero respect for him now. Zero. I mean, I'm in a negative right now. It ain't even zero. It's like negative 15. Why you gotta be so fake? You know Candace ain't got nothing to do with you and your wife getting a divorce and exposing it. Ain't got nothing to do with it. All right, let me play the clip from, I'm gonna go with Candace, clip four. That's it. That's the big scary story. And then went on to my platform and I said, pray for Stephen powder. Honestly, because that's what he needs to need to prayer. And apparently, nobody's answering those prayers right now because he's still acting erratic. He's now upping the ante and suggesting that I extorted him. I will not take that lightly, okay? I am not Hillary clowder. I am not anybody in his family. I am not going to take somebody going on to his platform and alleging that I either harassed, threatened or did anything that would put his children at risk. That is very serious stuff that he is saying. And so what I did this morning after this clip was sent to me is I contacted the defamation lawyer and I am sending Steven Crowder a cease and desist and I'm going to demand a full throated retraction to the idea that Candice Owens threatened him or extorted him and not that I simply did a little math, one plus one equals two. A crazy man doing these sorts of things to his friends, obviously means that something is going on personally.
From Ohio to Country: How Frank Meyers Found His Southern Roots
"Us a little bit about yourself, though, growing up, Ohio, native. Talk a little bit about that, and then how you got into really country music, because you know, if you look at it, it's a lot of the old song from crystal news shows up. Didn't realize you had northern Ohio plays. Didn't think he's going to be a country guy. How do you get how did you get country out of Ohio? Well, you know, my family is from Kentucky, my dad was from Kentucky, my mother is from actually, she was born. And raised over in east Tennessee. And so they met to Dayton Ohio during the big boom, the industrial boom back in the day, and my dad was a champion fiddle player and guitar player and singer and he had a voice like Jim Reeves and my grandmother was a 5 string banjo player in the style of grandpa Jones. And so I grew up in a musical family. I mean, I heard music totally from when I popped out and I left home. So I started playing guitar about 9. My dad was of course a big country fan. Drove Jones, buck Owens, del Reeves, Jim Reeves, Eddie Arnold, you know, all of that. And my sister was a big Motown fan, so I heard a lot growing up. You know, I remember in first grade watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show. Oh, there you go. So I grew up in the probably the best musical time you could ever grow up. As far as diversity and the stylists and things that we're in the music business back then, there were everybody was a stylist for the most part and there was no pro tools. There were no computers helping the singers out back then. You had to be able to sing and
Remember When the Chicago Tribune Was a Respectful Newspaper?
"Remember when the Chicago Tribune was a respectable newspaper? Do you guys remember that? I saw this. Somebody sent me this article of the tribune's coverage of our upcoming event here, which was basically a press release for the apparatchiks outside. And it's so incredible because the lack of self awareness of how they try to attack our events. Did anyone else see this article? So I have to read part of this. Students at UIC are planning to protest a turning point USA college of on Thursday featuring far right speakers, Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens. This is what's amazing. Known for their rhetoric, often targeting various minority groups, Candace Owens is known for her rhetoric targeting various minority groups. And that's what we're best known for. This is the statement that UIC against hatred said, who asked to remain anonymous because they're cowards. Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens pass use of hate speech and discriminatory language against marginalized groups indicates that these figures are in search of furthering divisions and triggering people rather than engaging in meaningful discussion. The main goal of our rallies is to create a space for UIC students to feel free to express their concerns regarding the TPUSA event. This is what's so amazing. And the university's failure to act and the need for more solidarity and community among students. And so they say they want the event canceled. And this is why they say they say we want the event canceled because it's unacceptable that this extremely diverse campus is allowing other opinions to come on campus. Wait a second. I thought welcoming is your core value. Like you're just you're preaching about how wonderful and diverse and open minded we are. Except you, if you disagree, you're not allowed on campus.
Robby Starbuck Describes the Failures of the Republican Party
"Welcome back to the program. Your thoughts, RNC, the failure of the Republican Party, I see so much good happening in the conservative movement. Robbie, I see your voice being amplified. I see great people like Matt Walsh and Candace Owens, Dan bongino, big podcasts that are growing and that are strengthening I see rumble. I see the media space actually healthier, almost than any other time. I've been doing this in ten years. But I see the party sicker and weaker than ever before your thoughts. You're absolutely right, Charlie. And it's really this gulf between the reality of the base of our party versus the people in control of our party. It honestly seems kind of like the people in charge, professionally want to lose. I don't know another way to describe it because some of the things going on are just entirely nonsensical. When you look at the results of recent history, you know, just look at Wisconsin this week. We're not even close to winning that Supreme Court race, okay? We got obliterated there. And it's a byproduct of really just having no activation on the ground. When you have a Twitter account, beating you, it ground game, literally. I saw Scott pressler one guy on a Twitter account doing more to flip that race than I saw the national GOP app. And just so we're clear, Ronald Romney and the RNC. They wouldn't even call Scott back. That's a fact, Scott said, I call them. I try to do stuff. They want nothing to do with them. How's that possible, Robbie? It's ludicrous. And it look backwards, okay? Who was registering voters for 2020? Who went out there gas stations and got people out all over the country to go to their own gas stations to activating these people at the grassroots to go and register voters to vote Republican. It was Scott. I wasn't the GOP. The GOP did a tiny version of this later on after Scott already proved it successful,
Chinese Spy Balloon Gathered Intelligence From US Military Sites
"Many voters believe voters importantly because you should see these poll numbers as well as legal experts believe are trumped up charges, pun intended. Anyway, it's going to be a tough case to prove. So why is the DA taking this on? And by the way, why haven't we seen the sealed indictment? I'm joined today on the show by congressman Burgess Owens from Utah. He is the head of the subcommittee on higher education and he's got a few things to say about this big cultural shift that he says is causing so much havoc for parents and kids we all know that. This promotion of sexual material in the classroom is inappropriate for such young minds and he is committed to changing it. According to mister Owens represented burges Owens, this is a communist Marxist effort to destroy our culture, starting with our kids hello everyone. Welcome to the program. I am Trish Regan. We are brought to you in part by legacy p.m.
Neoliberalism Has Destroyed the Soul of Ohio
"Ohio, is really, I think, the heartbeat of the muscular class in America. These are the folks that worked at their hands. They pay their taxes. This was once the industrial base of America, but there's a lot of people in touch with the land here, massive agrarian base, you know, agricultural really an agricultural beast for the world. And this state for, I mean, in a positive way. And this state for many decades, though, was the victim of snooty elitist scoffing coastal bipartisan neoliberalism, which is we're going to open up our borders. We're going to send jobs overseas, and we don't care about east palestin, Ohio. We don't care about Hubbard, Ohio. And for a while, it seems like a good idea. Wow, look at all this cheap products we get from China. But I think in Ohio, one of the reasons why the state has recalibrated itself in a more conservative America first direction is that you realize that, okay, fine. Our homes are twice as big as they were in the 1950s, but they're also twice as empty because we're having less kids. And our garages are full of plastic from China that we don't care about. And the local factory is closed and more people are in opioids than ever before. And the people who told us this is a good deal like Mitt Romney came in and he's wealthier than ever and southeastern Ohio is basically obliterated. But then we're told by the academics just keep on supporting neoliberalism. Keep on sending money to Ukraine. Keep on keeping the borders open and then somehow your life will get happier and better. And the people of Ohio the last couple of years have made an amazing courageous correction, I think, not just politically, but also not correction, but they've also realized that neoliberalism has destroyed the soul of Ohio.
The Entire Progressive Movement Was Started by Academics...
"Entire progressive movement was started by a council of academics Woodrow Wilson was a college president of Princeton University and then became governor of New Jersey and then president in 1912. And he really started this kind of progressive era where he was the first American president where he said the American founders got it wrong. We're in a new era. He said, we know, we have an industrial might. We don't need these life liberty and pursuit of happiness. We don't need this promise of the founding. We're a new man. And that's something that is laced in your education here that academics push, which is that now we're in the modern era, we no longer need the thinkers the traditions, the patterns or the customs of what came before. And if you look very carefully in your class, you'll pick up on this now. There's kind of there's an embedded bias towards modernity. Basically like, well, we have Twitter. We have airplanes. We have advil. Therefore, we're smarter than Thomas Jefferson. I think people put way too much trust in progress. Way too much trust. And in fact, I think human beings don't change regardless of the technology around us. In fact, it actually makes our broken nature more likely to screw up. Technologies and amplifier on our broken nature. In fact, if we raise bad people that are devoid of wisdom and we give them super weapons called smartphones and they don't know why they're on this earth or their purpose or their meaning, then they're going to be the most suicidal generation in history, which is exactly what's happening right now.
"owens" Discussed on The Officer Tatum Show
"There's a severe overreaction. Here's what Candace Owens had to say about Don lemon's remarks. People are going to force me to actually defend Don lemon for saying something that simply made sense. People are outraged. Don lemon might lose his job. In fact, they're going to now make him take diversity and inclusion courses. He's facing all of this pressure because he's clearly sexist, right? Don let me just clearly sexist because he made a remark about Nikki Haley not being in her prime. I'm sorry, what was wrong with what Don lemon just said, is it the part that it happens to be true? It's not allowed at CNN. Why is everybody acting so offended by the fact that he basically said, water is wet? Why do people keep being perpetually offended when we acknowledge that as you age, you are no longer in your prime. The girls sitting beside him and I'm calling them girls because they're acting like little teenage girls. All right guys, prime what do you say? You're burning my feelings. Women are in the workplace so that we can cry and be upset and not be able to understand a basic biological fact, like only women can give birth. CNN people. How could you say that? Oh my gosh. How could you say that? Also, women are not in their biological prime when they are 51 years old. I think Haley is. By the way, I'm 33. I want you guys to know something. It's a secret. Don't tell anybody. I'm not in my biological prime. Women, we don't peak at 33. We don't pick at 43. We don't pick up 53. Just like men. We peak when we are younger. And he said, what are you talking about? I need you to qualify. You know exactly what he's talking about. What do you think that you peak at when you're 51? Okay, let me just offer the question back, right? How could you possibly think that as you get older, you're somehow what getting stronger, faster, smarter, none of those things, obviously. And I don't find that to be problematic. I don't think it's problematic that Nikki Haley is running at 51.
"owens" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"And that I think I've really embraced a lot more since being with him. And this kind of goes back to when we talk about like the first couple dates, how some people emphasize so much on the activity. Oh my gosh, we went to the museum, and then we did this thing, and it was so incredible, so unique. When you focus so much on activities in early dating, you don't know how to hang out and just be. So we always say like in the first couple of dates, one of those days should just be like hanging out, no agenda, just to see if you can coexist together. Right. It doesn't matter what you're doing. I remember actually one of our early dates, we did a picnic in the park. And he brought all these games and stuff for us to play, but we didn't actually use any of them because we were just enjoying each other's company and talking. And I think that is the true test of a long-standing connection is, do you need activities or can you just be with one another? Right, right. Love that. Before we get into it, some announcements. You can always follow us at dateable podcast on Instagram, social media. We're doing this new segment brunch talk every Sunday and you can email us your questions, DM them. We're getting so many questions. We have a huge ass list of topics. Edward slowly going through that. But send in your question, we're also kind of looking to what are the common themes that we're getting, which will also prioritize which ones we do. So tune in on Sunday, make sure you subscribe so you get all these episodes first and share this with a friend because everyone can learn from this. Okay, let's hear it from Molly. A few years ago, everyone was talking about love languages there were 5, everyone's doing the assessments and then sharing languages. I've seen people share it on their dating profiles. And now you have new research to show us they're actually 7 love languages. I can barely keep track of the 5, but now there are 7, so we're very eager to get into what these 7 are, but who is Molly Owens, who is our guest today. She's CEO and founder of one of the leading providers of research backed personality tests, she has a master's degree in counseling psychology and worked as a therapist and an organizational performance consultant before founding Trinity in 2012..
"owens" Discussed on Dateable Podcast
"Of gifts, and then acts of service. Nice. Nice. And now there are 5. Now there are 7. Now there's 7 and we have the pleasure of speaking with Molly Owens, who's the founder and CEO of I've used the site true for all these types of quizzes they have. Any of them, they have the 16 personality types and how they have the love style. So, you know, she brings up a lot of points that will go into the episode, but the original love languages were created odds ago. And it's like, why aren't we updating this? I've always thought about how we kind of box ourselves in to these assessments that were created by white men 80 years ago. Why are we doing this? We should be creating our own assessments. I agree. I feel like attachment theory, which we talked about two episodes ago, same thing. Why are we boxing ourselves in? I think all of these are really good, though, is it gives us a sense of who we are, how we operate in relationships. But I think we can't be like, this is defining of me, you know? Yeah. Something to think about going into this episode for everyone listening is when you first took the love languages test. Did you think it was your love languages in giving or receiving? 'cause I think this conversation we go into your love languages in both of those, giving and receiving, and they may not be the same thing, which is fascinating. Yes, yes. I remember talking to my partner about love languages and Alec wanted early date, and he was just like, I see this on everyone's profile. So I looked it up. I feel like attachment theory, love language, which is all that actually being filled up with attached with their other programs. I'm anxious attachment style. Looking for a surprise, but I feel like people definitely do buyers breaks other profile. Yeah, definitely love languages shows up a lot. Yeah, and what's the other one, astrology? That one, people put a lot. But I'm glad that people are taking these quizzes to get a sense of where they are today. And in this episode, I do reveal that, I think my love language has changed throughout time throughout experiences, depending on which partner you're with. So Julie, as you're coming up on your one year anniversary, so how have things changed? You know, I still can't believe it's been one year. And yeah, we're doing our trip to carval so by the time this is aired, we've already gone. So we'll do any updates next week if there are any better exciting. And I think though it's, I like the year. I mean, obviously it's a milestone, but also it's a good point of reflection of just where I was a year ago versus where I am now where our relationship was a year ago. My partner was a year ago where he is now..
"owens" Discussed on What's Wrong With Wrestling? WWE Recap Show
"Acts like his father's just been shot. I know. He's like, get me a towel. Get me a towel. Bunny's a dull. Yeah, yeah. And then later miss says that next week, Logan Paul's gonna wear a raise mask on raw. Oh, I don't care. I imagine Logan Paul might tease that he's not cool with it. Right. Because you know Logan Paul's turning on The Miz. Yes. It's so obvious. Like last year, he got a stunner from Kevin Owens. And it was like, that's appropriate. Yeah. This year he's gonna turn on Miz and probably do a triple 6 one 9 or something. Owens will just run out and give him another stunner. Hopefully. He's gonna be the new Pete Rose. We could only hope. Yeah. Backstage, Seth Rollins complains to Adam Pearce and Sonya DeVille, but they tell him, you know, we already gave you a chance to go to WrestleMania last week and pierce tells Seth. Let me make some calls and maybe we can help you out and sets like you help me and he laughs and walks away, but we'll get back to this. So basically, instead of becoming mister steal your girl, Seth has become mister steal your mania match. Exactly. Yeah. Next up, oh God, we have Apollo Crews. And a commander Aziz versus omas. Time went backwards during this match somehow. Oma dominates? Yeah. Holds cruise as he points to Aziz. He's like, this is your fault. This is your fault. Yeah, for having a match. And then you can see the ref tell Aziz scoot over. Scoot over. So I'm asking slam cruise. Then omos, I guess they were like, hey, did you see when Roman stack pinned edge and Daniel Bryan are WrestleMania? We want you to do that with Aziz and omos. And omos lays Cruz's legs on Aziz, then omos 69s Aziz, and then.
"owens" Discussed on What's Wrong With Wrestling? WWE Recap Show
"At a house show a couple weeks ago. Correct, yeah. The fuck. The fuck are we waiting for? Right. Next week? Sure. 'cause are you really gonna leave the new day out of WrestleMania? WrestleMania SmackDown? You're right. They're gonna have both of these teams. They still got two weeks. Well, they may have their own match, you know. The what match? They may have their own match. Against Holland. For nothing. Dear God, I guess that's what we're waiting. They have to have king Woods returned at some point. Well, for sure, that may happen Friday. Next up we have an in ring promo from Charlotte Flair. Don't worry, I'm not going to, we're not going to talk much about that. I have no interest in this feud at all. Zero. Yeah. She says last week I was about to make Ronda Rousey tap but officials pulled me off of her. She talks some more shit, but Rhonda comes out. What we see Ronda backstage and Kayla Braxton's like, Ronda, don't you think this could just be another setup? Yeah. And it's like whatever. It's like, what's the setup? It's Charlotte. It is. But the setup is that Charlotte had a kendo stick and that she tried to hit her ass. She tried to hit Rhonda, Rhonda ducks, and they start brawling outside the ring, Rhonda puts Charlotte in the ankle lock, but then Charlotte has another kendo stick that she hit. Michael Cole is like, I guess she hit another one. Right. Just hiding them everywhere. So she hits Ronda with it, she chokes, Rhonda out with the kendo stick. And then she powerbombs Rhonda through the announce table. Yeah. I mean, that was a good spot. Right. This was like the first good segment for this view. Yeah, because Charlotte didn't speak much, Ronda came out. They brawled and then a powerbomb through the announce tables always good. But like when their last feud for WrestleMania 35, like you can tell like what's missing from this is Becky Lynch. Becky Lynch made that feud. Of course, you know, right. This is why she should have fought Becky. Yeah, but they're never going to Becky's, again, they don't want people booing Rhonda. Yeah. And that's why they won't have Ronda versus Becky. Right. You know? 'cause then you'd also have to Becky would just have to be faced because she would be in the eyes of the crowd, correct. Yeah. I mean, Ron has been healed before, but she has. Yeah, but that was only because they said better to do it. She's a better heel than she is a face. Yeah, that's true. So that's even SmackDown. Yeah. Raw opens with the glass breaking. What? Oh my God. Holy shit. The arena goes crazy. Yep. They fooled me for like half a second. Yeah. And I was like, there's no way Stone Cold's coming out before WrestleMania because then why do you need to go to WrestleMania? Right. Why do you have to watch so many people in the audience that they put the camera on? We're losing their minds. Yeah. So it's Kevin Owens cosplaying a Stone Cold Steve Austin bald cap and all. It was great. He didn't shave his beard down though. No, it was even better. And he's basically talking as if he is stone cold. He's like, if you want this to come and Owens, open up a can of whoop ass and stone cold. Give me a hell yeah, and he's kind of doing a gravelly voice, but he's not going all the way with it because he can't really do a stone gold impression. Kevin Owens is granted a lot of things. But I have got one thing over him. What's that? A better stone cold, Steve Austin impression. He goddamn right. It's a shame I'm not a professional wrestler and we that gets to feud with stone cold. Correct, yeah. It'd be perfect. You could have come out cosplaying. Exactly, you know? He says, coming Owen said horrible things about the state of Texas, but let's be honest, they're all true. That was funny. We live there. And then he says, at this stage of my life, the lights are on, but is anybody home? He also does the what chance? Then the fans yell, we want Austin and KO says you have to be the stupidest sons of bitches and then push the glass breaks again. The music hits. Kevin shits his pants. The people fall for it again. Again. And a lot of people brought up that, you know, this is very similar to the Shawn Michaels Bret Hart one. And it is similar, except the pop for Bret Hart was one of the biggest pops. He's ever heard in your life. Yeah, it was. Like that was insane. Is that the time it was like Bret Hart hates WWE. He hasn't been in WWE in like 7, 8 years. Right. And just the in Canada, their in Canada, yeah. That was still the best troll job ever. And Shawn Michaels best promo ever, really. That whole thing was so great. So Owens, E laughs, he calls for some beers. But then he drops it when one of the stagehand tosses him one. And at first we were like did he actually drop it? But then you figure it's part of the thing. He drops a second one. He gets pissed. He tells the guy to get in the ring and hand him the beer. And then he gives him a stunner and pours the beer on his face. Yeah. Waterboards and beer boards him. I like how it's like, no, Kevin, we can't have Kevin Owens catch beers because that's what stone cold does. We can't have someone else do it because then we can't other people catch things. Right. That also reminded me of back in the day when stone cold tossed Jericho a beer and Jericho dropped it and soko just looked at him like I'm just disappointed in you right so great. But yeah, this was a great segment, obviously. Kevin Owens doing the feud all by himself. CM Punk was out there one time when Austin was handing out beers and CM Punk gut one. He's like, what the fuck do I do? Right. Next up Kevin Patrick interviews Seth Rollins backstage. Yes, Seth, how do you feel about missing WrestleMania this year? We hear Cody chance. But it sounded like ThunderDome because like, right when he asked him, there was like a Cody Cody Cody, and then it went away. He's like, usually chance don't last like four seconds. Right, yeah. So it was like they just faded in and faded out with these piped in chants. Later, they were real, but it seemed like these were piped in. So it was like, okay, so like even like they just want everyone to know that this is happening without saying it. Yeah. But Rollins grabs the mic and he walks away and this was really the Seth Rollins show. It was because he's interrupting everyone. We have ran Dominic Mysterio versus Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode with them is on commentary with ziegler with the NXT title. Yeah. Right. A couple of minutes into the match, Seth Rollins comes out to the stage and says, I'm not leaving until I get a spot in WrestleMania. And then Seth's maiko's in and out and eventually drops the mic and frustration. He's like, oh, they're trying to silent. Like they do the ever since they did it with CM Punk. You know, it's just, it's not original anymore. And it's not like he's saying anything that's so terrible. Right. I want to match a bitch, my mic. Hello? Hello, all right, is this good? I want a match at wrestle. You can basically hear them on the camera. Yeah. Without the mic. Right. So he leaves when we come back from commercial. He's gone and Dominic in this match. Randomly gave ziegler an RKO. What the fuck, man. Right. What are you doing? What the, and even ziegler is like, wow, okay. I guess I have to take this, but what the hell are you doing? Romantics been watching AEW. Randy's gonna be pissed. I'm sure he was. Yeah. You can't do that fucking move. Right. This is an AW motherfucker. Yeah. Orton's not gonna do a frog splash. For a 6 one 9, you know? In the end, Dominic hit rude with a 6 one 9 and a frog splash for the win. Of course, rude takes the pin there. Of course. And then after the match, Dolph superkick Dominic and Miz gave ray the skull crushing finale and removed his mask. Oh no. No one's ever done that to Rey Mysterio. Right. Except for like everyone he's ever feuded with. That's why they always have a towel ready at ringside. Dominic.
"owens" Discussed on The Showtime Podcast with Lakers Legend Coop
"Welcome to another edition of showtime. With Michael Cooper and siphon BS with my NBA legends at NBA teammates, but today we throw on y'all a curveball because it's the playoffs. We got one of the greatest receivers and a big Kobe fan as you can see Terrell Owens that we gonna tell you from here on out tio, how you doing, sir? I'm good, man. Terrell, Terrell, Terrell. Or just go TO, I'm good. So I know you got just a little bit of time. We want thank you for being with us, but something we got a lot of young listeners here. Who will send your role models growing up? Some of my role models. Yeah. Man, it's in the basketball. They played in the basketball world. And I know a lot of people know me. And if you don't know me, I'm sure once we get through this, this show time with coupe. I'm pretty sure you guys are probably going to Google me. But man, when I grew up, I wanted to play basketball. I had a love and a passion for basketball just like pretty much all the kids across the country. And when I was growing up, you know, in the 80s, 70 80s, 90s, I wanted to be just like Michael Jordan. And I think, you know, for me, I think we've discussed it before. And you probably didn't notice either till I told you, but I never really thought I would play beyond the collegiate level as far as me making it to the NFL. So I was one of those kids growing up in the south. I'm from Alexander city, Alabama. I played a number of sports growing up. And, you know, as all kids doing the south, I mean, I played baseball. I ran track. Obviously, football, and I played basketball. So, you know, besides, you know, in the football, I mean in the sports world, Michael Jordan was my guy. He's my idol. And outside of that, it was my grandmother..
"owens" Discussed on What's Wrong With Wrestling? WWE Recap Show
"The ref is counting. Seth runs back into the ring, but Owens bumps into Big E, which causes him to not make it for the ten counts. So Seth wins, Owens loses by countout. Yikes. And then he snaps. Snaps. He loses it. Kevin Owens kicks biggie in the face and pounces on him. And then he gives Big E, the powerbomb on the apron. Ouch, baby. Completing the heel turn. Ouch. And I guess I, if you want to make it sound better than it is, I guess it was Kevin Owens was trying to be the good guy. Yeah. 'cause it's not like he was planning on turning on Big E, but then he just blamed biggie for his loss. Yeah. Kind of like shotzi did. Oh. But in comparison, at least, it's true, but at least with Kevin Owens, there's a history of him being a shithead. That's true. You know, so. Hey, we got a heel Kevin Owens for the two more months that he's there that he's there. That he exists. And then he's bye bye. So. What if they could actually say Kevin? You win the rubble will you stay? That'd be enough. And then what he's gonna sue them when he doesn't win the rumble? Well, I mean, you imagine that fight in court, that's like thing like you can't suit like Vince told me, I was gonna win the Royal Rumble, your honor. Yeah. I wanna Sue Vince for $20 million. He puts in his contract, you know? He keeps on one that's in the contract, but that doesn't mean he will job to someone at mania. I don't know, rains. Yeah. Sure. Lose terrains in two seconds. Right. It's like Cesaro. I get my main event, my WrestleMania moment. Yep. And then I'm just gonna fuck out of here. Get the fuck out. Yeah. I mean, lesson at least in AW Owens knows like he'll have a lot more creative control because his best friends run the company. Right. That's why Adam Cole went there. That's why Kevin Owens will go there. Why a lot of them will go there. It's a suck face with the Young Bucks. That's right. And I'm jealous. Yeah. Huh? What? What? Who? Anyways, let's give awards. Yeah, those would you have for worst trust? Seth Rollins. Seth Rollins. For sure. I mean, it's a gimmick, but, man, horns. Best dressed. Becky with the disco bra? I love Becky. I don't see in her abs, honorable mention, though to Aaliyah. I had Aaliyah. That purple outfit. Yum. Purple. It was like, oh, I could see how you made the recent cut. Did you show that to Vince, when he called you into his office? Right, yeah. Did you bring your listen to? Like, invincible? Why don't you hold on to that playbook? Yeah. A little bit longer sweetheart. Vince was looking down and then he's like, oh yeah, I'm sorry, but we're going to have to I love you. Oh my God. We're acting. I had hit row. Fair enough. I had shot sea. I had pierced. Best acting? Kevin Owens arc. Kevin Owens. I had Seth Rollins. I just didn't like the Owens apology tour. It was great. That's a good way to put it. Worst comment when Naomi rolled up Shayna, Michael Cole said, what a gutsy win by Naomi. Wow. What? Probably the least gutsy way of winning. Yeah. Right. So brave of her to win a match. Right. When was the winner you're a winer line? And I appear saying I want raw to win because it makes no sense. Okay. Best comment. I pantsuit, think about it. I kind of laughed when he said that. Okay. I mean, there wasn't anything great. I just thought, I just like Seth thing, welcome to Monday night rawlins at the beginning. I'll go with that. I'll go with that. All right. We're match. Viking raiders versus Corbin and moss. By Naomi versus Shayna. All right. I'll go with the Viking raiders, yeah. That one. Super slo-mo. That's my Naomi. Lashley versus Dominic. Yep, Lashley versus Dominic. And then best match, Kevin Seth. Yeah. Yeah, pretty much. Yeah. But even that ended in a fucking countout. I don't know. Yeah, true. We're smooth. Which roll up? Did you hate the most? I had the one that was 6 in a row. Oh, when it became 6 in a row. I had Drake second title win. Okay. What about the heat seeker thing? That was, oh. The busted up heat seeker. Yeah. Yeah, it was bad. Best move, the midair claymore. Yeah, that's right. Sweep it. Worst moment or segments, all the 24 7 shit. All the 24 7 bullshit. And then best moments. Kevin Owens heel turn? Yes. Oh yeah. 'cause what else could you possibly pick? What else is there? Yeah. All right, on to breaking news. Not so breaking because they always do this right after we fucking record. But after announcing revenues of more than $255 million for the third quarter, WWE released 18 more wrestlers due to budget cuts. On believable. According to multiple reports, however, many of these releases were due to superstars refusing to get vaccinated. Oh, really? Yeah. But also, I mean, they've been doing these releases every quarter. So they're clearly releasing people anyway. But it seems like when it came down to like who we need to choose, it's well these people aren't getting vaccinated and some of the arenas that we perform in require that are performers are vaccinated. So maybe that's why some weeks were like, where's carrying cross this week? Where's Keith Lee? Right. Let's go down the list. We got Keith Lee, who just got repackaged. They spent so much time and energy, repackaging him, gave him the bearcat name. He gone. Yeah. He could have been huge. Carrying cross and scarlet. Again, he got repackaged. At least we don't have any more gimp mask. Right. But which was funny because as soon as he was kind of released, someone tweeted at him and was like, oh, I wonder if cross will give me the helmet and cross said nobody wants that piece of shit, brother. Really? Yeah. Yeah, sure. So. Then we also have B fab who reportedly signed a new contract like a week before. Right. 'cause she got a call up contract. Yeah. And then we have Nia Jax. All right, hey, a good one. Finally. All right. All right P or you don't want to kill everyone already? I know. It was loud enough. All right, Pete and I, Jack. Yeah. And then wrestle botch was like stupid, stupid. What are they gonna do? He's like, there goes my revenue stream. Right. I mean, seriously, we probably should retire that button now. I don't want to hear her ever again. And then we also have viva Marie. She was, oh, that was a great three month stint. Thanks. Thanks for what you did. You accomplished nothing. You accomplished nothing. You got nobody over. Nope. Dude, do you have? Do you drop? Yeah. We also got Mia yim. Who once they, you know, she left retribution. They did nothing with her. They had some packages of her and she never returned. Frankie Monet, I didn't like her anyway. That's fine. Ember Moon is pretty much doing nothing in NXT. Right, especially now that shots you get called up. Jesse came, which now leads Robert stone all alone. He has no brand. Yes, no. No more brand. He released all the women he's with. Oh yeah, and by the way, Robert stone. Still employed. Still, Jackson riker, still in foot, well, who's gonna be on main event? Yeah, come on. Yeah. Katrina Cortez, who played Catalina..
"owens" Discussed on What's Wrong With Wrestling? WWE Recap Show
"Above his head. And then just lightly drops him on the apron. Yeah. Making it look undeveloped stating. I thought he was going to throw him over the top rope, which that would have been slightly cool, but then starts getting fired up like he's going to fight on this. He takes off his sweater, whatever. Yeah. And then they immediately cut to highlights of Damien priest and T bar from last week. Right. They're like, oh, Randy Orton's yeah. What the fuck just happened? Monkeys in the truck fucked up. And Jordan being afraid of omas, didn't he challenge almost to a match a few weeks ago? I think so. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. You know, it's funny you said that Randy Orton smoking that riddle weed. Yeah. And I was thinking of, you seen a grandma's boy, right? Of course. Yeah. You got any of that deer weed? Now all I can think of is you got any of that fucker dare weed. That's what they're smoking. They're smoking the fuck a deer weed, probably. Yeah. All right, next, so we have Damien priest versus T bar. If this match sounds familiar, it's 'cause it happened last week and we were there. Last week. Again, there's nothing wrong with doing matches, but when you do the same match every week, you know, like Kofi says. Rematch after rematch after rematch after a rematch after playing match AW will do rematches, but they'll spread it apart. Like, they'll have a match then three or four weeks later they'll have the rematch. Correct. Not every fucking week. It's funny story, so, you know, we live in Houston. I have a brother who lives in Providence. Last week, in Houston. Yep. Rob Providence this week. Somehow we both saw the same match. I mean, come on. Yeah. Two separate cities, two separate weeks, saw the same match. No, this was a no DQ match, Eric. Oh, wasn't completely different. This was the better one. Yeah. They got the better one. Man, I guess so. T bar hit priest with a kendo stick so hard that the kendo stick broken half and then he had like welts and bruises already forming on his stomach. And then in the end priest snaps again, just like he did last week. He beats T bar with a chair, and then chokeslams him off the apron and through a table. Right. That's not enough, though. No. Choke slam through a table? Yeah, that's not enough. Yeah. Obviously apron down to a table on the floor. What Jimmy Smith called the final reckoning for the final reckoning? Did they really change the name? No, that's the last time he's going to use that move. Yeah. It's the last one. The final final reckoning. Shit, so that's a shame. Yeah, no. After the match, Apollo Crews comes out with commander Aziz and he basically tells priest, I will be the next man to lose to you. Yeah. He also know what's going to happen. He also act like, what do you say? This was a new territory? Yeah, like when he first showed up on raw a few weeks ago, he was like, commander Aziz, so this is Monday Night Raw. Looks just like SmackDown. Wow. Yeah. That's exactly, yeah. Right, exactly. Yeah, this isn't a new territory. Yeah. You're still in WWE. You haven't gone anywhere special. Yeah. Backstage, Reggie talks to John Morrison, who's still meditating. But then our truth, bear hugs him from behind. Like, how is art truth one every single 24 7 title? Right. There's one move. Roll up. The roll up. Why would you even try something else? This time he bear hugs. He's literally distracted talking to someone. Right. You reach under, grab the crane. Roll him up. Holding onto the crank. That way he's immobilized. Yeah. This time he bear hugs him from behind, I guess, threatens to rape Reggie? Sure. Like, what's it gonna be? But of course Reggie escapes tozawa and drink maverick. Parkour chase him to. Yeah. And then the three of them argue. Right. Like, you have to figure out your G yeah. Also, so terrible. Morrison's like the original like parkour guy in WWE. Yeah. Why didn't he out parkour Reggie and attack him or roll him up or something? 'cause even jobber John Morrison wants nothing to do with flavor. This was like before I leave for Dancing with the Stars if they try to give you that 24 7 title run the other way. Yeah. That's like you winning that belt means you're like soon to be future endeavor. Yeah, pretty much. Like you lost your R truth. Unless you're our truth. We're curious as our drew Gulak. Yeah. But still, it's not. It's not good. Yeah. Our truth threatens to break up with tozawa and Drake maverick. Yeah. They're stable? Yeah. They're the hunt club. They hunt for that title. All right, main event time, Kevin Owens versus Big E, backstage before the match, Seth proposes to Owens, say, how about I help you be big tonight? And then when I beat Big E and become WWE Champion, you'll get the first opportunity. Yeah, because we still have to say opportunity. But of course, Owens turns them down. So we know what's gonna happen? Yeah. Mid match Seth Rollins comes out so we can go to commercial. 'cause anytime someone comes out mid match, it's just, oh, let's go to commercial. Right. It's more clever than what they did, you know, a year and a half ago where they restart the match when every match was two out of three falls. Right. Oh my God. Every single match on the card? Yeah. It's a two out of three falls pay per view. Good God. Don't remind me of that. Sir. Yeah, in the end, punches biggie in the face when the ref wasn't looking. Owens goes for the pin, but Big E counters and wins the main event with a roll up. Yep. I don't know how many that is. Seems like a lot though. Yeah. I feel like I've been snapping my fingers a lot this week, right? Too many times, snappy pisano over here. Yeah. After the Met, and that's the thing like AW might have like one a week. Yeah. And I get so annoyed because WWE has made me hate roll ups. But actually like the Serena deeb sheet a match, like that was like a roll up, but it was actually like a good way to end the match. Right, yeah. Like it was. If it is necessary, not just like an easy out. Just all the fucking time constantly the same thing over and over. That's what I hate about it. It's also what I hate about the suicide dives. The fact that everyone does it. Like if for some reason, like rock in Austin, we're in a tag match against each other leading up to a match. Yeah. Austin didn't roll up The Rock. No, hit him with a fucking stunner. Of course. Yeah. Like, the worst thing about the performance center was that they trained all the wrestlers to do the same move set. Right. Everyone does the same moves now. That's the problem with the performance center. Yeah. Now you're just like a factory cookie cutter. Yeah. No one could have different styles or anything like that. So after the match, Owens tells biggie, hey, I didn't know Seth hit you. And then he challenges Seth to a match for next week, so we're gonna get Owens and Rollins again. Yeah. This is the third feud. This is the third time they feed it. I guess. And it's all. Hold on, no, the first one, they feuded, Owens was the heel because he was universal champion. Then they feuded again when Seth turned heel and joined the AOP. Okay. Then they like feud another time. That was their mania match. And this is another feud. But you know what this is. Again, Owens has inserted himself into someone else's someone else's feud. Yeah, yeah. Like Owens is the buffer to keep the other guys away from each other. Yeah. Like they just take turns fighting Owens. So then Owens apologized to biggie over and over. He's like, I'm sorry..
"owens" Discussed on The Radio Show
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"owens" Discussed on The Radio Show
"With a few customers to manage their will. And i will do that. If i'm preparing your and then some people don't i mean depending on what business industry you're in. Some people have to file quarterly taxes. So you know. They're filing every three months instead of just one time a year My question was this because it may be. You know the answer to this. And maybe you don't however I wanna say the end of the summer in talking to different people. I really realized that there were a ton of people. Even in cova situation that were moving out of rentals in purchasing homes and i was wondering the cash influx that. I think a lot of people received you know instead of what i heard was instead of like. Oh i'm not gonna keep paying rent because there's moratorium we're just gonna use his money and go buy a house so with that being said Work with cash. Inflow talk well you know some people. They were getting different. You know the stimulus shakes and then they were getting the additional six hundred a weekend unemployment so instead of catching on the ramp from the apartment. A lot of people who have money right so one. Were you familiar with that into I thought that with like unemployment is starting types of incumbent. Winning count towards being able to buy a house is that true. Or are they more lenient right now. We'll when it comes to buying homes as being my leg. A steam language a real outstanding all handle loans Now explains and game outside. Preparation documents on a gotcha abstained moment officer. Okay right so underwriting. I'll i'll deal with that. But i will help my customers provided so okay. Let's get back to a tax question though. Sell one of the concerns that people have It's kind of a two part question. So i'll start the first line if you received Stimulus or well. I don't think the is the stimulus tax. Yes or no. I don't think it is. We're actually say credit on your taxes for this upcoming tax violence season. So if you did stimulus a twelve hundred and six hundred Children twelve hundred and six hundred. If you emails bonds it has to be reported on taxes and the bed. Eighteen hundred dollars will be debt on your taxes on your tax return if you did not receive one or the other you will see that credit in form of reform so translation. If you're supposed to get a twenty four hundred dollar return but you got you got eighteen hundred stimulus you only get six hundred bucks back correct. That is good to know a lot of times. These these names would be kinda disrupting. And that's why cranes those questions and that's why we wanted to have you on the show. Because i think there was a lot of back and forth in honestly regular people. Don't quite understand how this is going to come on. The back end in a lot of people are going to be upset or confused when he does come around for that time. They're seeing this being taken from internet quite understanding why My other question was the people who received on unemployment on either during the time that their job basically shut down to the time they reopened or people who just completely are still on unemployment. because they don't have a job to go back to you right now how is that income being categorized in Are they able to. Is that going to be income. This cow nate or is it put in a special category on your taxes. Have unemployment us put in a special category because not earned income right right on. Employ unemployment income.
"owens" Discussed on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"Think it's it's more relatable. Well i wonder with my final question. Which is how we finish. All over interviews at the mistake will create a. What do you think it is that makes somebody or something unmistakable. I think it's not being afraid to show your scars. I think that that's something. We are all really struggling with. I think that the pandemic has made us all rethink the fact that we need to show appreciation for our fellow mankind here but i think that we need to remove the stigma of victims being we. We still have at the black lives matter movement victims. Don't have something wrong with them. The shame shame needs to be thinking to run a brown and everything. I i learned from listening to her for so many years. We just need to remove the shame we need to be proud of who we are and encourage each other to be the best versions of ourselves that we can while also being genuine. and that's what makes somebody unmistakable. amazing. I can't thank you for taking the time to join us and share your wisdom and insight slow listeners. Where can people find out more about you. You're working you're up to Well thank you so much. It's been such an honor to talk with you as somebody who's been a longtime listener and you guys can find out more about the show that is host with my mom. Nobody told me at nobody told me. Show dot com and you can check out my personal instagram. Which is laura m owens and yeah you can keep up with us on every platform very active awesome and for everybody listening. Well the show with that. Thank you for listening to this episode of the unmistakable creative podcast while you're listening for there any moments you've found fascinating inspiring instructive. Maybe even heartwarming. Can you think of anyone a friend or a family member who would appreciate this moment. If so take a second and share. Today's episode without one person because good ideas and messages are meant to be shared..