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A highlight from 43: Week 2 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultraflex Football Podcast. Move over Pat McAfee. There's no denying that we are here to spice up your life and never forget about the good times. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me, as always, is Rob Green. Man, I wasn't prepared for that change. What's up? What's going on? And Viva Forever, Ryan Wheeler. I feel so much pressure. Now we got to be better than Pat McAfee. All right. Oh, we got the... Go ahead. No, he's actually like swearing on ESPN now, and he's got like Mike Greenberg, he swore on ESPN now because of McAfee. He's actually... A little more laid back now, huh? Yeah, he wears a tank top. He's very good for ESPN, in my opinion. Go ahead. He's spicing up Disney, huh? I think I saw, didn't they have to put him on like an extra delay versus normal? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. He has to cut out the F words a little bit, I heard. Someone's got to tell him to stop the cursing. No. Why? That's what makes it fun. I'm like eight song titles through my album here, so. Oh, he's like, damn, you're doing song titles already? Yeah, I thought you had to say him first. Holy moly. All right, well, we're about to find out what your song titles were. So Tony messed up two weeks ago. He didn't get all the song titles in, so now he has an album to himself, but because this is a team sport, a team podcast, Rob and I now have to split apart, or a album between ourselves. So Rob and I have Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless. My songs are A New Beginning, Lifestyle of the Rich and the Famous, Wondering, The Story of My Old Man, Girls and Boys, and My Bloody Valentine. Rob? I don't know, man. I'm not feeling good about this week. This is a lot. Seven songs and a half hour show. All right, I got Hold On, Riot Girl, Say Anything, The Day That I Die, The Young and the Hopeless, Emotionless, and Movin' On. Tony, we're all wondering, what do you have? You have the Spice Girls, my man. And I already, I've gotten already into the pod. I've already gotten Spice Up Your Life, Stop, Never Give Up on Good Times, Move Over, Denying, and Viva Forever. I still need to get in Too Much, Saturday Night Divas, Do It, and The Lady is a Vamp, which will probably be a difficult one. Hold on, can you say that one more time? What was that? The Lady is a Vamp. Like a vampire, assuming? What's a vamp? It's a vampire. And that's from the Spice World album. 1997 made me feel old AF. 97, wow. I remember watching the Spice World movie, the Spice Girls movie. I do not remember. Oh, you guys didn't have older sisters, that's why. No. All right, anyway. Movin' On. All right, speaking of Movin' On, the NFL schedule moved on. We are now in week two, so let's get to Football Talk. And I guess technically we're in week three, so we're going to recap week two. As always, we're going to start with the Bills game, go to the Titans game, and then kind of what else is going on. So, Rob, you were at the Bills Raiders game. What were your biggest takeaways? It was a fun home opener. The Bills got back to their winning ways with a nice, easy, I'd even want to say I was worried at the beginning. It was a little annoying that they fell behind 7 -0, but I was confident they would still pull it out. They did. Josh Allen ended up AFC Offensive Player of the Week, I think the 11th time in his career now, which is pretty impressive. Wow, the franchise record. Oh, I didn't know that. Nice stat. You beat Jim Kelly, it was 10 times. Well, pretty nice. Feels like a new beginning for the Bills, for sure. Nice, Ryan. Where was I going with that? I told you guys a stat yesterday, actually, that surprised me, but Josh Allen is number one in completion percentage so far this year. I know it's only two games in, but fun little tidbit there. It's crazy how much can change week by week in the NFL, and it's going to happen again this week. If the Bills were to lose to Washington and go 1 -2, then it almost feels like the game, I know it wouldn't be a must -win, but it feels like the game against the Dolphins the following week would feel like a must -win. That way, they're not 1 -3 and that far behind the Dolphins, but yeah, it's crazy how much can change in one week in the NFL. Oh, show. My biggest takeaway, and I said it last week, kind of a similar takeaway for me was last year it felt like we never got pressure on the quarterback. This year, it feels like we're constantly getting the opposing quarterback pressure, and it feels like our offensive line is playing well, so big task, which is we're physical, we can run the ball, we can block, we can get pressure. It's a good change of pace. I don't know, honestly, I'm not smart enough to tell you if McDermott's play calling is a factor in that, or if it's just Leonard Floyd, hopefully his ankle's okay, is better, and Ed Oliver's having a better year, so on and so forth. Yes, I saw his average depth of tackle is negative yards right now, which is impressive. So his average tackle is a tackle for a loss. That's awesome. That's literally the definition of blowing up a play. So yeah, it's exciting. Obviously, this win means something, but it doesn't really if you go and lose to Washington, so got to two and one. Two and one, by the way. Oh, yeah. I think everyone does the thing where you kind of... Did we just lose our host? It kind of looks like a frozen face there. Okay. Hey, frozen face. Oh, Rob, it's you and I. Let's do this thing. All right. So I didn't get to talk about the Titans at all. Can we say anything now, because he's gone? Yeah, we can say anything. Say anything, say anything. Sorry, I can't sneak any of these. Good Charlotte. Anywho, girls and boys, my takeaway is that the Titans are who I thought they were. The team that... I guess who a lot of Titans fans thought they were. The team that's probably... You are who we thought you were. Welcome back, Anthony. Thanks. They're the team that's going to beat the good teams and lose to the teams they should beat. And that's how it feels like the Titans have always been. They keep every game close. They have a shot. They have a chance in every game. So they're not quite the young and the hopeless, but they're just maybe like the mediocre. No, they're not the young and the hopeless. Oh, I thought that was one of my song titles. That's the... Oh, no. Oh, no. Clearly. Well, okay. I guess I can cross that one off my list then. Anywho, you know who else I was impressed with was the Falcons. They play a certain brand of football. It's the NFC Titans. I think I have to be a fan of the Falcons now. But just ground and pound, they came back. They were able to pull that one out in Green Bay. So... Yeah. The Falcons. To your point, there's not many teams, I feel like, in the NFL that have an identity, like a true identity. The Falcons are one that you know exactly what you're getting every week. And that could be really good or it could be really bad. Oh, for sure. One of my week two takeaways is prior to the season, it was always... And I was the one on this podcast kind of leading the charge is how good the AFC is gonna be. And then if like through two weeks, which is, again, a small sample size, it feels like the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys are playing just as well as anybody. And they're all in the NFC. Now, the NFC doesn't have much else to offer, but those three teams are gonna be very formidable to whoever comes out of the AFC come Super Bowl time. Yeah. At this point, their high -end talent almost seems better than the AFC with a lot of the top teams in the AFC struggling. So... Do you guys think that three of the top five teams in the NFL are NFC teams? Maybe even three of the top four teams in the NFL? I think that's fair right now. Yeah. That's crazy, isn't it? Because before the season, it was like, the AFC is so strong, so good. They have all the good quarterbacks and two weeks is a pretty small sample size, but I think... I think at this point, yeah, it's safe to say those three teams are top five. I don't even know who you would put... I mean, I guess the Dolphins are probably the best team in the AFC at the moment. I mean, the Chiefs scored 17 points against the Jaguars. And I mean, the Bills looked very good last week, but you can't ignore how poorly they looked the first week on offense. So... And then obviously, the Bengals Chargers being 0 -2 hurts the AFC's, I guess, power rankings or however you want to look at it. And then Rogers being hurt. Those are three teams that I thought were going to have a very good season. They still might. Maybe not the Jets, but the Chargers and the Bengals.
Monitor Show 23:00 09-18-2023 23:00
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Mark Levin: Praise to Lawrence Jones, Brian Kilmeade & Jesse Watters
"Now going to be airing on Saturday at 9 p .m. Eastern Time following my show and I think that's a fantastic one -two punch Mr. producer don't you? So it's a great honor for me to have Brian with me on Saturday nights on our one -two team and he's the nicest guy in the world too. There were a handful of people who congratulated me when I expanded our program from once to twice on the weekends actually I didn't Suzanne Scott did and Brian Kilmeade was one of them. Of course brother Hannity. And the third one there may have been one or two other but the waters. There's another fantastic guy and really just has a lot of class So I just wanted to point that out. Most of the accolades came from people like you you folks out there and you know people from everyday life and I just want to thank all of you very very much. By the way Mr. Producer did Colby Hall Did Colby Hall aka Colin Hall? Did he even mention it? You know I'm desperate to be mentioned by mediocre right over there which is founded by Dan Abrams. You can't miss Dan Abrams. He is the Seinfeld of the courtroom.
Enjoy 'Life, Liberty & Levin' Two Nights in a Row
"Guests and now is set your record on your DVR many of you have it for Sunday night 8 p .m. Eastern or whatever the time is where you are when the show is now I'd like you to add Saturday night because you might forget because the promotions aren't exactly robust so you might want to check that out Saturday night Sunday night plus the benefit of that also is if you want to watch college football or professional football you just not around you have it and it's the substance of the show that is important and when you stop watching it I'm gonna stop doing it because again it's another area would put in an enormous amount of thought and effort and work but it's the mission that matters to me and so our blockbuster show on Saturday our inaugural show is for really smart people our first guest is Dr. who isn't doing any other interviews Dr. Sol's office specifically asked if I would interview him what a tremendous honor that's number one followed by Victor Davis Hanson now it's not that a smart show or what? Thomas Sol, Victor Davis Hanson for our inaugural show on Saturday
A highlight from New NFT Strategy EXPOSED Last Night!?
"As a contractor, I choose Hardee fiber cement because I've seen it outperform wood -based siding and other hard siding materials. The high -quality craftsmanship translates into beautiful and durable results that leave our customers at G -Fidel extremely satisfied. Using Hardee siding has significantly reduced my callbacks and warranty claims too. At James Hardee, we're here to support you. From training materials to resources that can help you generate a greater profit. Learn more about growing your business with us at jameshardee .com slash build. Hey, guys. I got some breaking news for the NFL and crypto fans out there. There's some ways to make more money with crypto if you're a fan of fantasy football in the NFL like a lot of you probably are. Now, guys, unless you're under a rock, you've heard of fantasy football. Well, there's a crypto aspect to fantasy football, and that's draft kings. Draft kings have NFTs of every single player that you could draft. So if you play fantasy football and you see that random wide receiver, that random running back, you can draft that as an NFT. Well, there's a big, big injury that happened on Sunday. You maybe saw Aaron Rodgers. He got a career -ending injury, potentially career -ending. It's definitely season -ending. It's a bad Achilles heel injury, and he is out. Well, where's the crypto opportunity in that? Well, NFTs of Zach Wilson. Zach Wilson was the backup player for the Green Bay Packers. NFTs of Zach Wilson shot up from $69 all the way up to $555. Okay, that is an 8x. That's almost a 900 % gain right there. Sorry. No, it's 700%. That's almost a 700 % gain right there, folks. All right. Thank you, editor, for bearing with me here. Now, that NFT was for the elite version, and there's only 30 copies of those. So the less supply there is, the more value that these NFTs are going to have. So you don't want to go for the common or the uncommon if you're trying to flip NFTs. A lot of times, you just want to go for the rare for that hot, for that holy grail of the NFTs there. Now, what is the next opportunity, guys? Now, this was a huge, huge gain, okay? Going from $69, which is a pretty nice price, all the way up to $550, that's people would go crazy. A Wall Street guru, the world's best Wall Street trader, would go nuts for those types of returns. Well, guys, I think these returns can be had regularly, okay? Now, it might not always be a marquee player like, you know, Aaron Rodgers is in the backup, but sometimes, you know, running backs get injured all the time. Wide receivers get injured all the time. Other quarterbacks, there's, you know, almost 30 other quarterbacks that are, you know, worth their salt there. There's going to be tons of opportunities. Say your fantasy football team is doing terrible. You're horrible. You're in last place. You know you're not going to get in the playoffs. It's three weeks in, and you basically want to throw in the towel. Well, don't give up because there's a lot of opportunity with this DraftKings angle. All you have to do is just watch Sunday. Be the first one or two people to buy the NFT of that soon -to -be upgraded bench warmer, okay? Maybe it's a running back. Maybe it's a quarterback. Maybe it's a wide receiver. You don't know who's it going to be because we don't know who's going to get injured. There's going to be a lot of people maybe watching behind. There's going to be people FOMOing in later. There's going to be people maybe buying it an hour later. I want you to be watching the game, and I want you buying that NFT within seconds. Now, if you have a knowledge about football and you have a knowledge about crypto, this is a unique opportunity for you because not everyone is going to have your knowledge. Not everyone has your years of training being that armchair quarterback. 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"past saturday night" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"So were you surprised that this was the outcome? Cause I've seen you a few times in person. We've talked a bunch of times and, uh, especially Vince decides to sell the company. Vince leaves the company. Vince comes back dealing with the whole bunch of stuff behind the scenes that we don't need to get into. But then he is basically puts the company for sale. We don't know where it's going. Everybody thinks it's going to be, you know, uh, maybe it's a TV network. Maybe endeavor will buy it. Um, maybe like the Saudis will come in over the top rope. I don't know where it was some crazy offer. Maybe it'll be some crazy hedge fund because everyone wants content. And instead, instead he ends up kind of combining forces with this other, you know, similar company in a lot of ways. Did you ever think that was possible? Like when, when, when did you think that could first maybe happen? So Vince came back in early January of this year, 2023. Uh, and he and I had a conversation where I asked him at the time it was a private conversation. He's certainly comfortable with me sharing the contents of it. I said, Hey, give it to me straight. Are you looking to transact or is this sort of a side door back into your company? And he said, no, I'm looking to transact. If there are real offers there for market value of the company, we're going to do a deal. We engaged in a fulsome process, uh, with rain as Vince's banker, uh, and the company called Mullis as WWE's banker. We wanted to maintain church at state or again, the controlling shareholder at a point of view and the company had a point of view. So we engaged in the process. It was robust. There were multiple offers. And at the end of the day, Vince gets to decide again as a controlling shareholder. It just so happened to be that Vince and WWE both felt that this was the best transaction for the shareholders and for the longevity of the company. And boom, here we are. And you felt that way too? I did. How much of it had to do with Vince gets to stay in the action with a deal like this versus there might've been some other deals on the table where the company gets bought and new people get put in? I don't think that was a deciding factor in this. I think Vince approached it as, hey, I want to make sure every shareholder is treated the same way I, Vincent treated. And it was the endeavor folks who asked him to stay in once the process was well underway and bids were already in and all of those things. So it already felt like it was going this way again, once multiple bids were in and they made the gracious offer. And he accepted that position as the executive chairman of the new company. How would you describe this whole partnership from the endeavor standpoint? So you have endeavors here. You have UFC and everybody there. And then you have you guys, WWE here. There's going to be situations where somebody is going to have to make a call, right? There's going to be big picture stuff on blank. So who makes the call is ultimately like, who's the dad in the house? Is it endeavor? Who is it? Well, it's not me in case you were wondering that. I'm not suggesting you are. So let me tell you how it's, go ahead. What were you going to say? No, I just couldn't figure out. Ultimately, anytime there's like a committee, you and I have talked about this probably offline a few times when things are done by a committee, when things are done with eight or nine people instead of just one or two, sometimes that can get dicey. And in this case, I can't tell if it's a committee or if it's three people like, what is it? So by the way, you and I have discussed for pregame shows when we would see eight, nine people sitting on a set that'll never work. We discussed, if you recall, after the SEC did their big deal with Disney, which will come into effect in a couple of years. And we saw the Pac-12, Big 12, Big 10. Hey, we're all going to join forces here. You and I were both like, good luck to them in terms of who ends up carrying the short end of the stick there clearly the Pac-12. So on this one, I think WWE decisions ultimately made by WWE, UFC decisions by UFC, Ari's the CEO, Ari Emanuel, Vince is the chairman of the board. So I don't see decisions hurting one company that helped the other. I'll give you an example. We're going through the 2024 UFC pay-per-view calendar and WWE premium live event calendar. As you know, we call our events premium live events because there's no upcharge in the United States on them. But in essence, they're what the pay-per-views were. So WWE's position is, hey, WrestleMania is our Super Bowl. These are the dates that we have scheduled. We prefer obviously that UFC not go up against that UFC says, yeah, of course we're not going to go up against that. And then we say, all right, what dates are important to you? Where are you going from? Ideally what we like, especially in my opinion, if you look at the international expansion of WWE's premium live events and look at the UFC's already expansion, even the show this past Saturday night from Australia, you know, you could see a lot of events that, hey, WWE is going at 3 p.m. Eastern from an international location. UFC is going at eight or nine Eastern domestically or the opposite of that. Like a mega day. That's what we like that too, because you have two gates, you have two separate merchandises. In theory, if you can get a government subsidy for the international show or the domestic show, you have subsidies and then boom, both events are right there. But by planning it in advance, I don't believe that we'll trip over each other in any way. So you're saying like UFC could be in London at 10 a.m. in the morning Pacific time, and then you guys are having a live pay-per-view of five o'clock and you're just like, we're blowing it out. Today is the next day, whatever it is. Interesting. What surprised you as you got to learn more about the UFC's business that you didn't know? Well, I've known Dana for a while and I've known a number of folks there, Craig Borsari, who I mentioned earlier, Hunter Campbell for a while. They always, and I think this surprises people who don't necessarily know them or know the WWE folks, they all act with humility. And it's sort of like, hey, we put in a lot of work to build this juggernaut, but we want to get better. And I think that's always been the mentality of WWE, rather than WWE saying, hey, we're WWE. We're the best in sports entertainment. UFC saying, hey, we're UFC. We dominate combat sports. It's not that way. It's been quite polite. It's been productive. And assume there are moments down the road, not every relationship is polite all the time, as you know. But I do think the relationship's productive all the time. The goal is to make TKO a better enterprise, the shareholders, the stock price, and the stockholders, which include a lot of the executives. All right, I have to ask this. Please. You love boxing. We've had a lot of boxing conversations over the years. Boxing's all over the place. As usual, there's a million different belts. There's a bunch of different people. There's all these different promoters. You have the UFC piece, the dominant one. You have the WWE piece, the dominant one. Why wouldn't there eventually be a boxing piece under this TKO thing, which is named TKO, which, by the way, is originally a boxing term. So is boxing next? How about you turned your back on boxing and you didn't go to Crawford Spence? No, that's not true. I was on vacation. I should have gone to Crawford Spence, though. And then you and your son went to the UFC fight a week or two prior or something to that effect. We did. Well, that was because that's what he wanted to do, and he now runs my life. Because, as you know, when we get old, these are the people who are going to be taking care of us, or these people who might remember every grudge. Like, don't think that doesn't hang over my head all the time now. No, listen, my kids are a little younger than yours, but I'm already feeling that. It's like, if these guys check out on me, it's probably a reflection more of me than it is them. Totally. You know, we can't have that. So look, in terms of boxing, we'll see. We'll see what the future brings. You're giving me the we'll see answer? We don't know yet. This is new. We're just up and running as of today. We've got to focus on synergies, you know, reducing costs and making more money, and then we'll see if expansion is in the cards for us. But it's wide open boxing, just so you hear that clearly from me. And we love what some other folks are doing. We love what Logan Paul has done in the boxing space. We love what other folks have done in the boxing space. We love what Crawford's doing in terms of the dominant, you know, victory over Spence. But yeah, there's so much wrong with that sport and many of the other individual sports, Bill. The conversation you and I have had previously, 1984 and, you know, hoops obviously far, far better than I do. If I asked somebody in 1984, who are the most popular athletes in the country? There's some version of Bird, Magic, Carl Lewis, Mary Lou Retton, maybe Evander Holyfield, Evil Knievel, Sugar Ray Leonard, all the individual sports stars. But what happened was the leagues became the leagues and the individual sports outside of WWE and subsequently MMA with the UFC, they all stayed the same. To the point where if I said to you, who's the 100 meter champ right now? I don't know the answer to that question. So that's a sport that could be fixed in the individual sport. Boxing, who's the heavyweight champion? You and I both know, hey, it's basically Tyson Fury, but the other guy Usyk has three belts and all of this cast. That's a sport that can be fixed if you have the right people, you know, and process in place. The problem is people have been trying to fix boxing since as long as we've been alive. And then before that, and there's always been these big ideas. I remember the Don King one in the late 70s that ended up, where was it Bob Aaron? What was that heavyweight one? They ended up having the big corruption. That was great. It was Don King, ABC, with Bob Iger, the head of ABC Sports at the time. And Scott LeDoux, if you remember him, the heavyweight fighter Minnesota contender passed away a couple years ago. Scott LeDoux really won a fight, but wasn't given the decision and sort of stormed out of the ring. And it's my understanding that it was Bob Aaron who called Bob Iger to say, hey, just so you know, this is sort of a sham thing. Iger believed Aaron. Aaron was right. They canceled the tournament. Things went awry between ABC and Don King. But yes, you know, King did a lot for the sport. By the way, black man, tough sport to get into, tough sport to dominate, you know, had prior stuff in his life. He came and dominated it. There was also a ton of negative. Yes. There was a ton of negative with that, as you know. It feels like boxing has never been figured out correctly. And then you watch something like what the UFC has been able to do. Because there was a time with UFC when it didn't seem like it was going to totally work, that it wasn't going to be sustainable because they weren't going to be able to keep the stars. And Vince's whole mindset with this is the complete opposite. He's trying to create characters that he can have for 20, 25, 30 years, right? UFC, you're lucky to get a guy for seven years. So different mindset, but it just seems like it's much easier to regenerate stars with UFC. Right. One guy leaves, the next guy comes. I think there was a tipping point moment for the UFC where it tipped in their favor. And as you know, that's with all the hard work that they put into it. I think that was May of 2007. May of 2007 was Floyd Mayweather against Oscar De La Hoya. Big, big deal for boxing. It was also Rampage Jackson against Chuck Liddell. Right. I was going to say Liddell. Yeah. Yes. So I think what happened was because of the boxing pay-per-view did so well, the boxing folks were like, hey, we're here to stay. If you think back to that fight, Sports Illustrated, when it was still Sports Illustrated, its cover story was the fight to save boxing question mark. With De La Hoya up front, Floyd Mayweather in the background. The UFC just kept building and building and building. So all of a sudden you fast forward to 2016 when the Fertittas and Dana White sell to Endeavor. You got Ronda Rousey twice a year, Conor McGregor twice a year, Brock Lesnar twice a year, Jon Jones and Cormier presumably twice a year. Boom, you built an empire. The fight game, as you know, is amazing. Boxing is amazing. The problem is it's just not amazing often enough. And if you look at the UFC, they fixed that, in my opinion. Yeah. And then it just seems like every couple of months they get O'Malley knock somebody out in Boston. And now it's like, oh, now, now this guy's a star. Now we can have him headline a pay-per-view. And, you know, WWE, we've, we've talked in previous pods about how hard it is to build stars and keep stars in wrestling. And WWE for these things ebb and flow, it's a little like basketball. For whatever reason, the last couple of years, WWE is just crushing new stars. And out of nowhere, you get Sami Zayn and you get LA Knight and like just these people that become A-list dudes. And then there's other years you go back in time and you think like, man, that guy was in the second biggest SummerSlam event? Or, wow, that was the tag team match where it was just clearly they didn't have enough stars, but you guys are in the boom now. So UFC seems like it's more sustainable, but I would say this is one of the better WWE stretches right now for star power, right? Oh, thanks. Yeah. Look, we think so. I also think you mentioned LA Knight. I think what's proven in combat sports is the next one never looks like the last one. So you, you see folks, WWE included, you get a John Cena and part of the thought is, Oh, we just need to fight, find the next John Cena. There is no next John Cena. Right. The next one never looks like the last one. If you look at the UFC, same thing. So when you saw Conor McGregor, you know, who obviously a mega star in terms of marketability, and then the kid Darren Till came around and it was, Oh, Darren Till is going to be the next Conor McGregor. There's never going to be a next Conor McGregor. If you look at boxing, when everyone was looking for the next Muhammad Ali, it didn't look like Muhammad Ali. It looked like Sugar Ray Leonard. Whoever was looking for the next Ray Leonard didn't look like Ray Leonard. It looked like Mike Tyson. And then Oscar Floyd, Pacquiao, whatever that might've been. So I think sometimes one or an entity can become fixated on, Hey, this is our next so-and-so. I've never seen it work. LA Knight's the first LA Knight. And that's part of why we think that he's resonating. Yeah. That's a good way to put it. Yeah. The Oscar Floyd, Pacquiao era, which was cool as it was happening. I don't look back at it nearly as fondly as I do, you know, the Leonard Haggar Hearns, like that whole stretch or what Ali had with the heavyweights or even like how weird the heavyweight division got in the early nineties when like, you know, Tyson popped in and then popped back in and Holyfield and Riddick Bowe. It just seemed like we were having awesome fights every couple of months. And it was, it just felt like it was back. I look back at those two thousands, especially then you throw the Klitschko's in and it's just like, ah, man, wasn't great. And then all of a sudden it came back again. By the way, Bill, I see it the same way. So, you know, I get, you know, when you're on TikTok or at least we all know TikTok is listening because every time I go on, there's like a WWE clip, a UFC clip, a boxing clip or like a dog chasing another dog. I don't know what that one is all about, but it's something like that. So if you look back to that era, you just talked about in boxing, everyone fought everyone and yeah, you can say, well, Riddick Bowe never fought Lennox Lewis. Well, yeah, Riddick Bowe fought Andrew Gulotta twice and he fought Holyfield three times and those are all wars and Holyfield fought everybody. Holyfield literally fought everybody. He would walk out of the parking lot to fight people. Totally. And then by the way, off to the side, oh, you got Lennox Lewis and Tommy Morrison and Ray Mercer and all of these other guys. And you look at it with, as you said, Mayweather Pacquiao. Are you really thinking about Barrera, Morales from the early 2000s? I just don't think it resonated. One has to fight the other who has to fight the other and boxing hasn't done that or wasn't doing that at that time. Well, that's what I appreciated about Crawford Spence because Crawford beat the hell out of him. It was an old school, one sided, oh my God, these were supposed to be the two best and this isn't close. But I'll be interested to see how Spence responds. But the, the, the butt kicking that he took in that fight was why we had this 15 year stretch where nobody wanted to fight anybody because you couldn't risk that. Right. Your, your whole brand becomes, oh yeah, you're the guy who got crushed by Crawford. Now you're not, you know, you can't open a pay-per-view now. I don't recall seeing a 50-50 fight that was that one sided. Right. I'm sure it's there, but outside of that first round, I think Crawford won every second of every round. And I had not seen such a one sided fight in what was almost a 50-50 fight. Yeah. I don't recall it. So maybe not in decades. Yeah. It was like that Cowboys Giants game on Sunday. What, what, when like the WWE, when they have like this little star boom, like what they're having now, how much of it is just luck? How much of it is realizing that you need to give the, you know, the newer people or the up and comers like versus like just kind of trotting out the same people over and over again? Because I always feel like when WWE gets into trouble, it's like year 15 of this, like the famous one is Kane and Undertaker. I just don't know how many times you could have that, that match and they just had it and it just went on for 15 years. It seems like they're more willing to push newer people and newer faces and put, you know, the kind of, I don't want to say unproven, but semi-proven people in really big spots. And I don't think that they were necessarily doing that unless it was out of necessity, like during the CM Punk era, it kind of became out of necessity, Daniel Bryan, like some of those people. And then you go back to the late 90s, famously WCW is crushing them and they kind of have to give these dude chances. So what's the mindset now? How did it work this time? I think, and I lived through what I'm calling just for this conversation, the Dominik Mysterio build. Yeah. So when I started with WWE, which is now well over three years ago, height of COVID, Dominik young, you know, wrestler, obviously Rey's son was sort of seen as Rey's son, by the way, great kid, great young man, but it wasn't really working. I think that the patients that Vince and Paul Laveck, Triple H show with the talent, you saw it with Roman, where people were not buying him as the monster face, if you will. And then all of a sudden during COVID, he came back to the Florida facility when we were taping down there, came back as a heel and boom, Roman Reigns takes off. Dominik Mysterio as, Hey, I'm the good son of Rey Mysterio. That's not, it was great. They stuck with it. They again, Vince, Paul, the creative team, turn them into a heel. And all of a sudden it was amazing, amazing. You can't even hear him speak on the microphone because the boos are so loud and this is a kid who's in his early twenties. So if he stays healthy and the creative stays strong, he can go for a long period of time. And I think the, the sticking with it and giving people a shot to really be the best versions of themselves on the mic, LA Knight, Dominik Mysterio, just two off the top of my head, Jay Uso. Jay Uso is a good one. One of the Usos, you know, a mid card tag team, if you will. And then boom over the last year and a half or so just exploded with the bloodline storyline. Jay as a singles performer, Jimmy as a singles performer and Roman going to the next level with Paul Heyman, of course. I think sticking with what you think can work is probably a good plan. I would say the two biggest successes Vince had in this regard ever were Roman, which you mentioned. Because, you know, for whatever reason, it didn't hit, it didn't hit initially and people felt like it was being force fed. It didn't fit like the total prototype of what the WWE face, the WWE would be. And it was clear they needed to turn him heel, which with Cena, they never did. So they always dance that half of the crowd doesn't like him, half of the crowd does. And that became the gimmick. With Roman, it really seemed like something had happened. It seemed like Vince missed, but they stuck with it. And I would say he's the best guy since the Rock. And I know Cena was good and a lot of people had good runs, but for Mike's skills, physicality, the ability to work a crowd, that was a slow burn. I mean, that took like, I would say four or five years. Now he's like, I think one of the best people in the history of the company. But Rock was the other one because Rock completely failed when he came out, right? And they actually pulled this character and he disappeared and they rethought it. And then he comes back with the nation domination and then all of a sudden it took off. But the patience makes you wonder if they had shown patience with a couple other people. Was it just those two isolated incidents? But it does seem like they're getting that lesson better. Man, this stuff's like a stew. It could take months. I'm sure Triple H must be a big part of that, right? Because that was him. It took him a few years to hit too. Look, think about a couple of folks that you mentioned. When the Rock came in as Rocky Maivia, third generation wrestler, smiling with the tassels from his arms, booze throughout. Even worse than booze, no response. Yeah, that's the worst. The silence. The worst. The worst. And then all of a sudden, and I've heard this story from both individuals involved in the story separately, from Vince and from Dwayne Johnson. That Dwayne and Vince had a conversation at Madison Square Garden. Again, Rock was a face. And Rock said, let me go out, let me do my thing, let me sort of talk like I talk. And Vince said something to the effect of, do it. Go get him. And it was that night, the Rocky Sucks chants had already started and all that stuff, where he sort of lit it up and the Rock took fire. You saw it with Stone Cold. So we both remember Stunning Steve Austin, World Class Championship Wrestling, and then over to ECW. And it's sort of, by the way, the Hollywood Blondes with Brian Pillman. Think about that Hollywood Blondes from a guy who's clearly from Texas. Or at least you think when you're watching him clearly from the south, the Hollywood Blondes. And then he comes over as the ringmaster and you're like, what? This is Steve Austin as a ringmaster. It's not working. And then all of a sudden at that King of the Ring, the Jake Roberts match, you can say your Psalms, you can say this and that. Austin 316 says, I just kicked your ass. Boom. Skyrockets. So there tends to be that moment where all of a sudden it catches fire. And to your point with Roman, with the bloodline stuff, when he enters the venue, everyone sort of knows the champ is here. And he sort of perceived the way that they had built him to be perceived, and he's delivered all the goods on that. But yes, Paul's extremely patient with it. Vince is as well. As long as the person is sort of leaning in and wanting to get better, an extreme amount of patience. Like with any employer, if your young folks come to you and say, this is bullshit, I should be much bigger, you should be pushing me more. And you say, okay, what do you think we can do to make you bigger? I don't know. You should figure it out. That never works in any business. Yeah. But when someone's actually a good partner, it can work if they have the talent. And it has. The bloodline thing has been incredible.
A highlight from Exploring Art, Laughter and Resilience with Illustrator, Jason Seiler!
"Y en ese hombre, hold another bottle. Look a little closer, cigar and Moscato. An actor in improv coming from Chicago. Auto, make way for Paul Vato. Bravo, and welcome everybody to another episode of Palo Alto Presents. And today my very special guest is Jason Seiler, who, judging by your Instagram, instagram .com slash Seiler pants, you make pants. Oh yeah, yeah, I got mostly made in Wisconsin, yeah. Wisconsin, Wisconsin, China, Jaina, Jaina. No, it's Seiler Paints, Paints. Seiler Paints, I think I got the wrong guy. I need a pair of pants and I thought you could hook me up with a pair of pants, nevermind. Folks, I'm just kidding, of course. I'm not the pants guy. I'm not a pants guy either, now in the time of Zoom calls and COVID and whatnot. No need to wear pants. No. My guest is Jason Seiler, who paints. He's an illustrator, he's an artist. He does caricatures. He's done the cover of Time Magazine various times with people like the Pope. And who was your other cover that you did? I've done Trump and Pelosi and a bunch of other political people, Biden and Kamala, person of the year. I think I've done about 10 covers for Time. That is amazing, congratulations. So I thought I'd spend a few minutes talking to Jason about his art, talking to him about his standup comedy. And we have a connection in the world of standup comedy as well as the Chicago connection. So folks, please give Jason a very warm round of applause. And thank you, Jason, so much for being here. Thank you, thank you. Oh, nothing better than claps and laughter. That must be so different, the fact that you're getting claps and laughter on stage. Sure, that's almost not in fact, but that when you're painting or drawing it's such a solitude thing, that you go from one world to the other where you're very solitary and concentrating. Not that you don't in standup, but you're not getting that immediate reaction until afterwards while standup, you're getting it right away. You're getting the applause, you're getting the laughs and all that. And the groans. Well, a reaction is a reaction. I love it. Have you got any groans for your artwork? Oh yeah, yeah, I was just about to say, I do get reactions pretty quickly when I share work. It's kind of funny, because I have done a lot of political type work, but I can't stand politicians. The left or the right, they're all lunatics as far as I'm concerned. So I have no problem illustrating for anybody, because I don't have a horse in the race really. I don't worship politicians, let's put it that way. Every once in a while I'll paint a certain politician and I'm trying to take care of my family. It's my job, I'm painting to somebody and I will get the nastiest messages from people just angry so that I, how dare you even work for that publication or draw that person or whatever it is. I've gotten pretty serious. One time I painted the president of Iran, this was years ago and I got some serious, nasty messages from people trying to curse my family and writing me crazy things. I actually even got a care package in the mail from Iran. This was like 15 years ago and it freaked me out so much because it was just after I got all these threats. So I gave it to the police and to the FBI in Chicago. I just told my story and they took it and they came and got it, I don't even know what was in it. And then maybe, I don't know, like a month later, I got a call and they told me it was mixed nuts. It was a bag of mixed nuts. I thinking was that there was maybe gonna be like, man, those are some delicious Persian cookies. Yeah. But sorry, you didn't want, but same thing, mixed nuts. But then I found out from someone from Iran that that's actually like a gift of love or whatever, like that's a common thing to be, so it was probably a fan, but it still weird me out. I was like, okay, I don't know. People are saying death to you and your family, here's some nuts, enjoy. Maybe they thought you had a peanut allergy, so maybe it wasn't. He's American, send him some gluten, that'll kill him. Send him some gluten and a shoe. We couldn't throw it at you, but here it is. No, until somebody's paying your mortgage and your rent or your bills, they can't exactly tell you how to do it, but that's the thing, you're not a hypocrite. You're only going like, oh, I'm only drawing Republicans or I'm only drawing Democrats. You're going across the board and all showcasing your beautiful talents and artwork, so you can't let that, of course, stop you, and it hasn't, so that's wonderful. It is a little bit tricky because there's some artists that I know that only will work for the left, and then they criticize me if I do anything for a right -wing publication. But the thing is that I don't illustrate something if I don't, if it's over the line in any way that I don't, otherwise, mostly it's just like, whatever. There's a story about this person and I'm just doing a painting of them. Chill out. I'm recording history, okay? This is something that is happening right now, and whether you like it or not, that person exists, and recording I'm history with my painting. That's basically, and I'm also taking care of my family and doing what I love, so chill out. Yeah, agreed, and that is 100%. You're not doing the political commentary. No. You're just doing a painting for whatever article that is, be it right, left, so no, I don't think that you should ever, of course, need to explain yourself. I know that we're just dialoguing, but no, you can't listen to what other people say. And then, I'm friends with a pretty well -known cartoonist and he's very left -wing. His name's Lalo Alcaraz. He's an award -winning cartoonist, and I co -hosted the show Pocha Hour of Power with him on KPFK in LA, as you know, that's very left -wing radio. And he, you know, he'll go at both sides, but he really, of course, goes after the right, and especially Trump and whatnot, but I think he would appreciate your work because we also know people on both sides of the aisle, and yeah, that's just incredible. You're taking shit from all sides. And even in comedy, too, like I don't really get into politics too much in comedy because it just divides the room right away, but I like to make fun of myself or kind of make fun of both sides at the same time, you know what I mean? Like making fun of Trump and Biden together, you know what I mean? Like that's more fun to me, like if it's a fun joke, but yeah, it's different with the illustration because it's, you know, a client will call me and tell me like someone they want me to paint. They'll tell me the story. If it's a caricature -type editorial illustration where they're like wanting me to draw a situation, if it was something that I didn't agree with, I just wouldn't do it, and I've done that before. I'm like, eh, I don't really want to do that. And that's fine. They'll find someone else. But mostly it's just in the last three years or so with the heightened wokeness thing that's been going on where people are seeing them being a little bit more sensitive about things, that caricature, which is what I've been doing since I was like nine, 10 years old, has not been used as much in editorial work. And I've actually been called out a few times now for doing caricature that I'm a bully, that it's mean, and that they're like, how could you do that to people? And it's just like, it's ridiculous. And it's funny because it really, the caricature illustration and comedy, it's always been like very similar to me. The difference is when I do comedy, people go to the show to see comedy. So I actually feel like I have way more freedom to express myself. And it's like, hey, shut the fuck up. You decided to come to a comedy show. So get over it. But like with the art, it's like you're kind of just putting it out there and then anybody feels like they can say and they know what they want. And now everyone has access to tell you what they think. So it's a - Of course, of course. Yeah, everyone's got a platform. Now you're saying that you're being called a bully or you might be because you're exaggerating features of people's faces? Because I think that's what caricature is, correct? I mean - Oh yeah. There's been people that take it in that way, that like, I've been called a bully basically, which is kind of crazy. Cause it's like, they look at what I'm doing as super mean or that's like insensitive or racist or whatever, just as like, because of how I draw somebody and it's like, no, that's what they look like. It looks more like them than a photo sometimes. A good caricature. It really can capture someone's essence. But I've definitely noticed in the last few years, this shift in this, like people are like walking on eggshells about everything. So - Yeah. We especially notice it in comedy or satire and whatnot, you know, but I hear you. So keep fighting the good fight. Now you mentioned you take commissions. Now, if I wanted you to draw either myself or something for a book, that's a project that you would possibly take on, you would consider? Oh yeah. Yeah. I'm a freelance artist. So if you have monies, I provide the honeys. You know? Yeah. Yeah. Because I was going to offer, you know, I'd love for you to draw me. It'll bring you great exposure. I feel like a lot of people make that offer. Like, oh please, you know, do work for me. And you'll get a good exposure. So sorry, but I can't tell that to my mortgage company or my landlord. Do you charge different rates, say for individuals versus like corporations, like to draw the cover of Time Magazine, do you have a set rate? Is it the same as other artists? And you know, if this is proprietary knowledge, then by all means, you don't have to share it. But I think people would be very interested to know what can an artist make? Obviously you've dedicated what, 20 plus years to your craft? Well, yeah, I mean, it's different how it works. Because basically from magazine to magazine, the way it works usually is they have like a set amount for cover or for spot illustrations, inside the illustrations. And they offer you the job, you either take it or you don't. You know, so that's usually how that works. And a magazine cover can be anywhere from, you know, 1 ,800 to 2 ,800 to 3 ,500. It depends on who it is. And then it varies for different other projects. Like I recently did background paintings for an upcoming Disney movie. And that was different. That was more of, I got paid every two weeks. And so I had a set amount where I was paid. And so it's never the same. Like sometimes I do, sometimes for clients or for private commissions, I'll do a day rate, you know, which is usually I'll charge like 1 ,000 to 1 ,200 for a day rate. And so it just depends on what the project is and also, especially if it's a private commission, I usually, I ask for like half upfront for something like that. And then because I'm also taking on, you know, editorial work while I'm doing that, you know, so it really just depends. That's, it's not, there's not like a set thing. Yeah, I mean, and it's different also for, because when I do my editorial work, I work digitally, but when I do private commissions, well, I also work digitally for that as well, but sometimes I'll do oil paintings, gouache or things like that. Those will cost a lot more because they're traditional and they're huge and they take a long time. So that's, you know, again, it's all over the place. So it depends on what it is. Like if it's an album cover, let's say I've done a few album covers before, that can be a lot more than like a book cover or, but in the industry itself, there's not like a set thing, you know. Wonderful, well, thank you for sharing because I think that we get a lot of listeners that are getting into the arts or enjoy the arts or artists themselves. And I think that's one of the important things is, you know, monetization and can I make a living at this? So thank you for being free with your information and sharing, so much appreciated. And then how did you get into standup comedy? It's kind of crazy, but we kind of have a connection. You mentioned Steve Byrne before, but basically, so I've always wanted to do comedy. Ever since I was a little kid, I know he's not so popular right now, but Bill Cosby was my favorite comedian. When I was a kid, I would watch it over and over and over again. And as I got older, I just, you know, every comedian show I could see, I would watch. Saturday Night Live, anything comedy. And then of course I was really into Mad Magazine and that kind of stuff. So it's always been a huge part of my life. And I've always, I wasn't really like a class clown. I was definitely a weird, quirky artist guy that loved to make people laugh. And I would be silly with my friends and I always wanted to get people to laugh. Like it was, I would, you know, whether I was like walking, I used to sometimes for just for fun, I would walk around my high school like Charlie Chaplin. And I would just do the Chaplin walk for hours. Like I was just weird, I don't know. Like I've always just loved comedy. And then as I got older, I moved to Chicago when I was 18 and I joined, I was in a bunch of punk bands and metal, like hardcore bands really. And so I spent years touring and putting out albums with bands. And then eventually I quit and focused like on my art full time.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/11/23
"There stars are in the southern sky and if ever you decide... If my research is correct, this was what the Madison Square Garden crowd heard to begin the show that Mike was in attendance for when he was in New York. I'm just watching guys play tennis, but this is what Mike did. I bet it was awesome. Mike and I were in New York City at the same time doing very different things. Wait a minute. Don't say Mike and I were in New York City. You created quite the drama by your refusal to spend even a second of time with me when you and your beautiful bride were celebrating your anniversary. Well, excuse me for not peeling away for schmooze time on an anniversary event. It took Peg Hudson to set Joe and me straight. Let me give you the backstory. Yes, there's always backstory. Your research is spot on. That was what they opened with. They all lined up across the front of the stage, including the great Vince Gill. Oh my God. That show was unbelievable. I mean, when's the last time you've gone to a concert and for two hours you hear the band just do hit after hit after hit after hit? Who can do that? It's not a long list. The Eagles can do it. And they did it. Opened up by Steely Dan. And in fairness, there's an example, three quarters of the songs, I don't remember it. I never heard of, but there's a couple of hits there for some of the great Steely Dan. And then of course, the Eagles with what was an incredible night at Madison Square Garden. But anyway, you're here, you're in town. I'm in town with Joey and Peg. We're seeing the Eagles and we saw a couple Broadway shows and I figured when Mark and Lisa go do stuff, it's Mark and Lisa time. And I should have known that. So I delicately said, hey, you want to get together for lunch or dinner while you're here? I mean, we don't see each other in person very much. And of course, as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, oh, we're slammed. Thank you. We're very busy. We're very busy. We're slammed. We're a little maxed out here. We're maxed out. And so Joey and I got all up in arms about it Saturday night. My man, my man, buddy card is being revoked. We went to dinner at a place called Centurion, New York, and I had a table set for you and Lisa. I mean, we were in a private room on the 55th floor of one Wondervelt. I'm not kidding you. It was unbelievable. It's this brand new dining experience. And we had a room with a table of six with three of us. And I kept saying, gosh, what, how perfect that would have been for Mark and Lisa to have joined us. And Joey and I started bellyaching about your rudeness. And then Peg says, it took a woman to point out, are you guys high? Right. Well, she says, do you think they want to spend their anniversary weekend with you talking shop? And I said, well, first of all, we're more than just shop. It's not just work. We're friends. Exactly. There's all kinds of commonalities and tastes and the culture in our lives. And we're intertwined, of course, it would have been lovely. But it wasn't because you didn't give us the time of day. I know my priorities. Well, you're right. Okay. I mean, good for you. And I hope you had a lovely weekend. So what exactly should I have given up? Should I have, well, here's a weird story because we thought that one night was going to be at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for tennis purposes. And the other one was going to be at Elio's in the Upper East Side, the restaurant where I proposed to her in March of 2002. So which of those should I have cashed in, you know, go hang out with y 'all as much as wonderful as that would have been. I mean, is the proposal restaurant all that significant? Come on. Yes, it is. But here's what's weird. Here's the weird thing that happened on tennis day. Do you know how weird tennis is trying to attend it? If you want to go to the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th, you can get a ticket right now for the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th. But if you want to go see Novak Djokovic, which is what my bride wanted to do, because from 10, 15 years ago, we're watching Nadal and Federer, and she just loves these guys. And we have loved watching tennis together on the TV box. And I said, for this anniversary, I'm taking you to the U .S. Open. It's like, great, we'll go see Djokovic or other great players, Daniel Medvedev, the young Carlos Alcaraz, who may be the next Nadal. But if you want to see Djokovic, you can't. He's not guaranteed to play on a particular day at a particular time. You can nail down the day. We did not know until hours ahead of time that Djokovic and Ben Shelton, the American, would be the early match. And silly me, I thought, there's no way. He's got to be the late match. So I bought tickets to the late match at no small expense. But then all of a sudden it's like, ding, ding, ding. Nope. That is Medvedev. He'll be playing Alcaraz at night and beat him, of course, because it was Djokovic and Medvedev. And Djokovic won in the final that we watched last night. It was great. So here's what I had to do. I've never done this before. I'm a big fan of the secondary market. So I had these tickets on Ticketmaster. In the old days. You tell me you sold tickets because I was desperately trying to get tickets to go. I'm going to kill you. What? No. I wanted to go so bad. To the open? I wanted to go to the open so badly I could taste it. And I went on the secondary market. You know, God's been good to me and I have a pretty good living. I ain't spending $14 ,000 a ticket. Okay. You want to talk real dollars? I'm going to do this. I am going to do this for my bride. She doesn't do mink coats or huge jewelry. You know, she's just one of the million reasons I love her. We were in unbelievable seats for the night, for the night one in the hundred level, the loge level. And they were $1 apiece. ,700 $1 ,700 apiece. So $3 ,400 to put my wife and me in these magnificent seats. Then we learned, guess what? Djokovic ain't playing at night. He's playing in the daytime. So now I got to go get seats to that. But here's the thing, since the world expected Djokovic to be at night, that's why those seats were $1 ,700. The moment it was announced, I flip immediately to the day session, got the exact same seats on the other side of Arthur Ashe Stadium for $600 apiece. Boom. Then I sold, with my phone still in my hand, sold the ones that I had bought. Obviously, their price went down a little bit. So I didn't make it all back. But I essentially paid for the other ones with the sale of the first ones. It is a crazy modern world, man. It is a crazy modern world. And heaven forbid you would have said to your talk show buddy, you want a couple tickets to the open because I would have bought them from you direct. I wouldn't even know. Funny, I don't know how to transfer them to another actual human being. Well, there's a way. There's got to be a way. All right. I think there's enough about that. Here's my proclamation. If I come to Dallas for a weekend, I'll make time to see you and Lisa, okay? And I will find a restaurant with a private room and a seat for anybody you want to bring. All right. We'll replicate it, Texas. Let me share with you the sights and sounds of what I experienced this morning walking into work here at 111 Broadway in lower Manhattan. All the police activity as the commemoration, the bell is ringing, observing the moment the flight hit the North Tower. Twenty -two years, Mark. The moment you know well. Boy. You were in the Empire State. Sure was. And we're going to relive that today on the show as we always do. We're also going to play that beautiful faith -filled tribute called Silent Night that our friends at KRLA in Los Angeles made many years ago where God, you just don't believe it, but he has a plan and he is always, always with us, even in our darkest hours. So, you know, Axios had an interesting piece this morning about how young men and women enlisting today and joining the military. They don't have that sense of understanding or recognition of 9 -11. So many people became members of the military because of 9 -11. It was such a movement in this country and it was beautiful and it continues to be. And they're in their mid -forties now. Correct. You know, ish. And you think about, I mean, there are people of legal adulthood, 21 years old now, who were not alive for 9 -11. Absolutely. For them, it's not like it's Pearl Harbor or anything, but it's just something that happened before I was born. I got to wrap my head around that. It's interesting that I heard, that's a second time today, though, I've heard somebody say, well, it's not like Pearl Harbor. I really feel it is. Just to me, it's, maybe it's because of our age and, you know, we run around. Here's the crazy thing. You and I were both born less than 20 years afterward. Correct. After Pearl Harbor. So it was just something that had recently happened. That's right. Had a certain stigma and, you know. So I think about the people who joined the military on behalf of those who died on 9 -11 and fighting for our freedoms, fighting against tyranny. And Mark, I am stunned at the rapid way tyranny has come to our own governance. I read an article the other day in the New York Times. It's an opinion piece, to be fair. Trump indict Trump's indictments, the key players in the 2020 election effort. And Mark, they did one of these and I read it online, one of these comprehensive articles about how everybody who questioned in any way, shape or form the outcome of the 2020 election is a co -conspirator in the election denialism that is traitorous, that is traitorous, that's treason. Now, attack on democracy. Right now, never mind all the Democrats, including Hillary on down, who lined up in question the outcome of 2016. I guess that doesn't count. I'm sure the New York Times didn't do, you know, an extensive piece on this, but they've got everybody ensnared in this, Mark. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley. We saw Lindsey Graham almost got indicted in Fulton County. And all they were doing was saying, what happened here? And exactly daring to inquire. And that has become a tactic of the left. And I think COVID, tell me if you agree with me, COVID broke the door open on this. If you dared question the vaccine or if you dared question the lockdowns, you were shut down. You lost your social media status. Some people lost their jobs. Look at the, look at all the airline pilots we lost because they wouldn't get vaccinated. And that kind of opened the door. And now it comes to the, to election integrity and the New York Times and people who think like them want to weaponize our free speech right to question anything. And criminalize it. And so your metaphor is apt. It absolutely is. And I hope it goes a similar way that the COVID extremism did. And that is that the pendulum swings. And now we have relative rationality, even though I did see in New York City, people walking around by themselves in Washington Square Park, wearing a mask outside. But not many, right? Not very many at all. Listen, I almost wanted a mask to keep away from the weed smell. I asked a New York City cop, what's with the weed? And he told me, he said, look, it's legal. You can't have enough where you're trying to sell it. You can't give it to kids, blah, blah, blah. But it's pretty, and I said, has it been a problem? He said, not really. He said, I don't like it either, but it's people doing, so, but not to divert. So your metaphor is apt. I hope that the pendulum swings, as it did with COVID, and I hope it does it maybe even quicker because the, because the Fauci's and the various other people who hit us with this have been proven so terribly, terribly wrong and corrupt so relatively quickly. I hope that can happen on weaponization of election. Well, Mark, there's reason to be optimistic. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling, huge win for free speech where this appeals court upheld the prohibiting government officials from communicating with social media companies. There was a preliminary junction. The defendants include Joe Biden, the U .S. Surgeon General, the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the courts are agreeing that it is absolutely unlawful for government officials to try to censor speech on social media. Of course it is. Well, it took a long time. Sure. Well, listen, justice delayed is justice denied. But that's the pendulum swinging. And I hope you, speaking of New York, I hope you saw the New York -based shrews over on The View Friday, Anna Navarro and the rest of them now complaining about the illegals in New York City saying they need to be resettled elsewhere. Anna Navarro and the rest of them on The View want to kick illegals out of New York. How unwelcoming. Oh, how well, how unchristian -like of them. But listen, I heard somebody say this somewhere else and it's true. People like Greg Abbott and others have called Eric Adams bluff. Yep. We've called their bluff. We've said, all right, you want to be a sanctuary city? Here's what it looks like. This is it. Welcome to Texas. Every day, the amount. Welcome to El Paso. And, you know, so golly, I hope the pendulum is swing. Great to have you back. It is wonderful to be back. Great to kick off a big, big week. I'll be in Philly tonight for a big event with Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers. Faith and Freedom Coalition event. And then back here on in New York Tuesday and then back to Florida. So, OK, this is crazy. Mr. Acela corridor. You're in Philadelphia for an event tonight. I'm on the 115 Acela. I love that train. In the morning? 115 this afternoon. To get there. But where are you doing the show tomorrow morning? From Philly, from AM 990. And then taking the Acela back. And I have to admit, I'm not a big train travel fan. Yep. I like that Acela. Yep. Pretty cool. And, you know, I think I've got to be in first class just so I can, as an observer, experience what that first class experience must be like. If you're going to do it, do it. You might as well go up front, you know, and or actually in the back. Sometimes the first class on the Acela is on the way in the back. But I still like walking over to the cafe car and getting a hot dog. Kicking it old school. Absolutely. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Big week. All right. Happy Monday, my friend. Happy Monday. Mike Gallagher there for you on this very. I'm just. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S., over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know their victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 percent their first year at lifelock dot com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
A highlight from 95 - Greyscale's Legal Slam, Musk's Crypto Tease & BitBoy's Dramatic Exit: Crypto's Tumultuous Week
"Welcome to the Crypto Curious podcast, proudly brought to you by the Bamboo app. Crypto Curious is your go -to source for all things cryptocurrency, whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the world of crypto, we've got you covered. Each week we'll break down the top news stories of the past seven days, giving you the information you need to stay on top of the latest trends and developments. Plus we'll share quick bites of news and insights that you won't want to miss. If you're new to the world of crypto, we recommend starting in our early episodes where we break down the basics and give you a solid foundation to understand the crypto world. Join us as we explore the ever evolving world of cryptocurrency and educate ourselves along the way. On today's episode, we'll talk about the SEC's loss in court to grayscale and the Spot ETF deadline news. Twitter or X as it's now known's application for a digital currency license, as well as his own brand for some less than honest behavior, plus so much in the short, sharp news bites. So please stay around to the end. My name's Tracy and I'm joined by Blake and Craig for this week's crypto catch up. Hey guys, how are you going? Very well, Trace. How are you? Very well. How are you going, Craig? Good, thanks. My favorite topic today, regulation, but we'll get into it. It's always some regulation talk, but I mean, you know what? It's getting interesting because it's about ETFs and exciting things that mean crypto pumps down the way. So should we crack in? Not financial advice. Not financial advice, never financial advice. Let's do it because this news broke basically after we finished recording last week. The biggest news of the past seven days was another crushing defeat to Gary Gensler and the SEC, this time against grayscale investment funds. The US federal court ruled that the SEC acted unfairly in denying grayscale's request to turn its grayscale Bitcoin trust product into an ETF. So the long awaited decision provided a pump to the prices across the board in the crypto market and even the crypto related public equities like Coinbase got a bit of a pump. So everyone was pretty excited, weren't they, Blake? That's right. So just for a little bit of context, grayscale Investment Trust, I think holds currently three to five percent of all the Bitcoins. And it's basically like an investment fund that they're looking to get listed on the Nasdaq to be freely traded and it's going to attract a lot of capital to the space. And, you know, this was favourable because, you know, previously the SEC had just denied the application and now the court has ruled that they've unfairly made that denial. So this is very, very positive for the sector. Not only does this help grayscale's case, but likely to help other applications for the Bitcoin ETFs. And as we know, there's about seven others that are currently or maybe even more that are going through the process of trying to get approved for a spot Bitcoin ETF. So not really exciting stuff, but I must say the SEC will fight tooth and nail to continue to kick this down the road with every lever that they have available to them. And that looks like what they've done here. They've kicked the can down the road another 30 days before they have to make a decision. I have no doubt they'll be doing it again. But since that news, the SEC has come out and said they're delaying all applicants of the Bitcoin ETF until October. So a few weeks ago, we reported on ARK Invest, they were the only one that copped the delay, but turns out all of them will now cop the delay. So this rained on the parade somewhat, and the short -lived pump was, what, two or three days worth, and then it just came back down to where it was before. So of a pump and dump chase. Yeah, so just going back to grayscale and what that means, their petition, they've been granted a petition for review. And what this means is the SEC now needs to review the application again and either accept the application or pick a different reason to deny the application, which will drag this out even longer, appeal the court's decision and try and get a end back review, which is apparently a fancy legal term. So that's the three options there. But, you know, either way, like Blake said, big win for the industry. And I think this just proves the fact that the SEC isn't the be all and end all. You know, you can fight this. Yeah, and it's really great to see that the court system has a level of independence here that hasn't politicised other government factions. And the market is still so sensitive on this news, like this came out, bam, five percent pump, then the other thing came out, five percent decline. So the market just seems like we're waiting on what direction to take and any of these catalysts are providing, you know, huge movements. And like we said, now it's just been the can has been kicked down the road a little further, another 30 days into mid -October until we'll have any more information and we will keep a keen eye on that, folks. Moving on, Elon Musk's ex, formerly known as Twitter, moves closer to crypto payments with a new state licence being granted. Regulators from Rhode Island have approved X's application for a currency transmitter licence over the last week, Craig. Yeah, so Elon's spoken about making X a WeChat sort of application, which of course involves payments. But here's what you need to know about this scenario. So the licence required for companies conducting financial activities on behalf of users sending and receiving money, the licence lets companies store, transact and exchange digital assets and the licence also includes service providers like crypto wallets, payment processes and exchanges. So he's taking small steps to integrating crypto in the platform. And as we know, I don't want to be a sceptic or a conspiracy theorist, but he is bullish on Doge and he has spoken about or joked about integrating Doge. So it could be that obvious trace. What are your thoughts, Blaine? Yeah, that's right. Initially, I think it's just going to be regular payments, but over time, I think it makes sense for them to also integrate cryptocurrency payments as well. We know Elon is fond of crypto, so it just makes sense. And I think this is a big win. But, you know, there is there's lots of competition out there. There's CashApp, VMO, there's VMO, PayPal. Yeah, that all provide cryptocurrency trading and investing and buying and transferring. But I suppose what's different about X's proposition is that it's also a social media platform. And this is, you know, I think maybe Meta or previously Facebook maybe approached it a little bit wrong. With Libra. Yeah, with Libra. And it sounds like Elon will execute. You know, he's the founder of PayPal. He understands internet banking and payments. And I think he'll execute like he executes on everything else. Yeah. So this is important and necessary in the steps forward that Elon is pushing for X to become the everything app, which he's he's pushing for. And we'd expect crypto and fiat payments to become part of that. And you've mentioned obviously a minute ago, Craig Doge, he's you know, he loves. So I think everyone's talk recently has been when he does this, what will be the tokens in there? Because everyone said X and now there's XRP and Doge. And he's even hinted at Shiba at some point. So there's the guess now. What will be the crypto token that he will use? Let us know, folks. Send us an email. Well, Trace, what do you think? Do you think you might allocate some cash to Doge after this news? You know what? Not financial advice, folks. But I do potentially think Doge and we do have a little side bet going with our with our friends at Equity Mates with Bryce and Alec. And we did say at the start of the year that we did tongue in cheek think Doge might be one of the best performing assets of the year. There's a bit of a joke. Look, I don't know that he'll be making any head roads into this by the end of the year. Like Blake said, I think it's going to be fiat first and we won't see any cryptocurrency trading or being used on the X app for quite some time. But my money would be on Doge. But he's got the license. So it is going to happen eventually. You know, as we know, the favorite bull market indicator for me is when Doge has a pump. That's when you know that we're back. So, yeah, let's keep an eye on it. But then again, Trace, Doge didn't move at all after this news. Which I thought was very surprising. It hasn't on a lot of his comments recently. Gone are the days of Saturday Night Live where he's on there and we have like a 20 percent pump. It's just not like that anymore. Good times. Good times. Let's move on boys. It feels like there's been a long list of shady crypto characters getting their comeuppance this past year. Doquan, SBF and a few other dudes. But there's one who's facing his consequences over this past week. Ben Armstrong, also known as BitBoy, has been ousted from his own brand. Ben was removed from BitBoy Crypto by parent company BJ Investment Holdings due to alleged substance abuse and harm to employees and the community. Craig, what else do we know? Yeah, so BitBoy Crypto, he's been in hot water for a long time. He actually had his media kit leaked, which actually was giving projects prices on what sort of promotion that he would give them. But what we can gather from information that's been filtered out by the staff and insiders is they've kicked him out for various reasons, harm to employees. But he's also done extensive promotion of unvetted tokens. He had a lack of transparency regarding his personal holdings. And he promoted coins and tokens in his video only to sell them after his viewers started buying without disclosing his intentions. So typical grifter. And you know, it's good that these guys are getting weeded out. And look, we were talking about this. He was obviously, for those who might have remembered him off, chasing down Sam Bankman -Fried as the big baddie member. He went over there. Yeah, he was the hero. And even the hero is a scammer. And you might recall, folks, we talked about Ben .eth token a little while ago, which popped up and he shilled that one to his users. And that was a bit of a nail in the coffin, too, because that didn't go too well. But the proof is in the pudding here. We look at his views and they were up around 250 ,000 a year ago. They went down to 120 ,000. And you know, the last six months, he's only getting 20 ,000 views. He lost his audience. They just lost trust in him because of these pump and dumps. So, you know, it's good to kind of shake out this kind of behavior from the market. And I just wanted to put it to you both that I feel that, unfortunately, we'll see a fresh bunch of this coming through. A hundred percent. Because we're going to get, you know, an influx of new retail people coming through that don't know what to look out for. And there'll be another BitBoy Ben coming up and doing the same thing. Yeah, that's definitely one of the challenges. We've been in the space for a little while and we see these characters come in and out of the sector and it's quite obvious, you know, they all display similar traits about their behavior and how they project in the marketplace. And, you know, they gather big followings and it's very hard to convey to people that follow them that, you know, they might not have the best intentions or, you know, they might be doing something against, you know, what they say that they're doing. So, yeah, I think you're right. Trace, more and more will come through, more will gain popularity with new narratives and then churn out, hopefully sooner rather than later. It's a bit of a double -edged sword because, you know, back in the bull market, BitBoy would be shilling these projects that would go to do ridiculous percentage numbers because people are following the trade. And then obviously they're the ones that pump the hardest, but also the ones that dump the hardest. But BitBoy is obviously laughing because he's selling into his audience. As you mentioned, Trace, there's decrease in views like probably to do with the market cycle as well. Like the big guys, like even locally, like the Pacino Brothers, you know, they produce some amazing content over the last bear market and now the next bull market, they've obviously become popular. So there'll be a bunch of new people now that are making content right now that will become very popular. And in saying that, though, there's great content. You can tell which ones are good and which ones not. Like I just mentioned the Pacino Boys. They're very technical. They talk about Bitcoin and ETH, but someone like BitBoy, which is shilling Ben token, like big red flags. And, you know, I'm really a big fan of Guy from the Coin Bureau. He doesn't shill anything. He just gives you good information, you know. And Ben Cowan, he just talks about the big two. He's very technical as well. And that's it. And we're all about the big two as well. Bitcoin and Ethereum. We talk about all these other coins on here, but really for noobs getting in, even for not noobs, like 75 percent of my portfolio is Bitcoin, Ethereum. OK, with that, let's go to a break. When we come back, a short, sharp news bites.
A highlight from Back to ASU
"We get it. You're busy. You don't have time to waste on the mainstream media. That's why Salem News Channel is here. We have hosts worth watching, actually discussing the topics that matter. Andrew Wilkow, the next D 'Souza, Brandon Tatum, and more. Open debate and free speech you won't find anywhere else. We're not like the other guys. We're Salem News Channel. Watch any time on any screen for free 24 -7 at snc .tv and on local now channel 525. Hello, everybody. Dennis Prager here. Thank you, Julie Hartman, for sitting in for me. I feel good hands. Needless to say, I was in Denver for the day. I was lucky that I was spoke for my radio station. One of my favorites, the Denver station. 96 degrees in Denver. By the time the evening comes, Colorado, or at least Denver, I assume Colorado generally, gets cool at night, unlike Arizona, let's say, where the only difference is no sun. It stays quite hot, as it does in Texas and other places as well. I am returning to Arizona State University on September 27th. So, that's 27 days from now with Charlie Kirk. You may recall a big controversy. The white nationalists as the professors, these lowlifes, these fools, these intellectual midgets, these liars. 37 professors. I've offered to go and debate any of them anywhere, to have them even come on my show. Of course not. Among their many awful traits is cowardice. People don't realize, because we're so used to it, we're inured to left -wingers hurling epithets of the worst variety. I mean, calling me a white nationalist, which is essentially a Nazi, a practicing committed Jew. I mean, calling anybody that, unless they are one. But they do that, because that is all the left has. Its entire weaponry is smear. That's it. Smear and lies. So, it's been announced that we're returning to Arizona State University, Charlie Kirk and I. So, listen to what some of the professors have to say. Michael Osling, a Barrett honors faculty professor. Wow. It sounds so distinguished. Honors faculty professor. You think of a person committed to intellectual honesty and truth and dialogue. I mean, isn't that what comes up when you think of honors professor? This time around, Prager and Kirk will not be speaking in my name or the name of the college to which I belong, said Michael Osling, a Barrett honors faculty professor in an email. This lessens my responsibility to speak up against them, but not my responsibility to stand in solidarity with the people that this group of trolls so delights in bullying and vilifying. Did you see that quote? You know what he's talking about? I assume he's talking about people trolling him, concerned he's trolling him. Oh, oh, oh. So, we're not trolls. He's being trolled. Yeah. So delight, wait. So, it does not, okay, I didn't understand that part. It does not lessen my responsibility to stand in solidarity people with the that this group of trolls so delights in bullying and vilifying. The trolls are people who have vilified him? Well, no, you see, that's what's not clear. Oh, you didn't say it was clear. Okay, I can't charge you with that. That's true. So, I thought I'm a troll who delights in bullying and vilifying. I'm not. Okay. Since the first Health, Wealth, and Happiness seminar, many of the Barrett faculty who signed the petition to distance themselves from the event have been put on Kirk's professor watch list. It sounds like you're on a list to be assassinated. I mean, it's a watch list. That's all it is. Beware, these are left -wing, radical, anti -intellectual liars. That's what it generally means to be on Charlie Kirk's professor watch list. If you send your child to this university, beware that this faculty member could not care less about truth, craps on this country, et cetera, et cetera. So, the left -wing professor should be allowed to say anything, no matter how irresponsible. And we're not allowed to say, gee, that's irresponsible. And parents and students, be aware that this professor is incompetent and is morally challenged, to put it as kindly as I can. In the months since the uproar surrounding the initial Health, Wealth, and Happiness event, said Alex Young, a Barrett Honors faculty professor in an email, since the uproar, well, didn't he create the uproar? Okay. Just want to make sure that I haven't entered the Twilight Zone. Surrounding the initial Health, Wealth, and Happiness event, it has been made abundantly clear that Dennis Prager and Charlie Kirk are attempting to use ASU as a stage upon which to promote their broader anti -inclusive and anti -intellectual agenda. May I say that it is obvious I run rings intellectually around people like Alex Young, whoever the hell he is. And I prove it because he would never appear on the same stage with me to debate. Okay. So why don't you, you know, I'm pretty prominent. Wouldn't you gain a tremendous following and tremendous gratitude from your fellow left -wingers if you simply demolished me intellectually? Why don't you try that, Alex Young? Because you know you're lying. That's why. You know that there's nothing anti -intellectual about us, but there is something profoundly anti -intellectual about you. That's why we're going back to Arizona State University. It's about the most interesting. Yeah, Health, Wealth, and Happiness. That's really bad stuff, isn't it? That's true. Charlie Kirk, when we were there last time, devoted his entire half hour to speaking about the benefits of keeping the Sabbath one day a week, shutting off his phone and social media. He's a Christian who's does it from Friday night to Saturday night. I don't even try to contact him. Not that I'm particularly contactable either. People know that. So it's a quiet phone on the Sabbath for me. That's what he did. There's one of the 37 signatories to begging people not to come to our talk. Does one of them even know what we talked about? The state of the professoriate is so low in the United States as to be worthy of weeping. And these Barrett Honors Fellows at ASU are just examples of that. They're no worse because you can't get worse. But there's certainly no better. One of the many, many revelations of the last few years for me has been the sheep -like quality that is built into most human beings. I've always heard, we've always been told the famous Japanese saying, the nail that sticks out should be hammered in. In other words, don't stick out. You'll pay a price for not marching with the herd. And so much of my life, I thought it was a Japanese or perhaps Asian characteristic, but it's a human characteristic. These are sheep, these left -wing professors. They're the people who teach your children to the extent that they teach. What else did I learn? I should write an article, what I've learned in the last four years or confirmed, either learned or had confirmed, the weakness of the conscience. This Alex Young goes to bed with a clear conscience. I have lied about two individuals, utterly lied and smeared, and I feel great about myself. So much for the power of the conscience. 1 -8 Prager, 776. this I trust man. That's why I mentioned him by name. Nick's been in this industry over 42 years, and he's proud of providing transparency and fair pricing to build trusted relationships. If you're interested in buying or selling, call Nick Grovitch and his team at AmFed, Coin and Bullion, 800 -221 -7694. Americanfederal .com. Americanfederal .com.
A highlight from Guest Host Kevin McCullough On Our Fight To Save America From Destruction
"Lots of channels. Nothing to watch. Especially if you're searching for the truth. It's time to interrupt your regularly scheduled programs with something actually worth watching. Salem News Channel. Straightforward, unfiltered, with in -depth insight and analysis from the greatest collection of conservative minds. Like Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher, Sebastian Gorka, and more. Find truth. Watch 24 -7 on SNC .TV and on Local Now, Channel 525. This Music. is your source for breaking news. And what to make of it all. This is The Mike Gallagher Show. The thing about Karen Bass, just a couple of years ago, she was talking about how great it is that Los Angeles is a sanctuary city. So this continues to be the political own goal of the decade. Well, Biden said COVID shots are coming back, like it or not. People want someone they know can already do the job. President Trump has done the job. We have the best economy of my lifetime. Everyone was doing better. The border was secure. And now, in the ReliefFactor .com studios, sitting in for Mike today, here's Kevin McCulloch. It is an honor to be back for my good friend, Mike Gallagher, a colleague here at the Salem Radio Network, and also someone who cares very much about what is happening to our country. Kevin McCulloch is my name. You can find me on the Salem News Channel and many of the same radio stations on Saturday nights at 9 o 'clock Eastern with that Kevin show. If you're local in the New York area, you can listen to me on AM 570 each weekday afternoon at 3 o 'clock, AM 970 the answer each weeknight at 7. And we have a lot of fun. My handle across all social media at that Kevin show. Please be in touch with me. I love to interact on the top stories of the day. We've got a lot to get to this morning. Yesterday, one of the judges in the federal trials that is the former president is going to face in upcoming months set the trial date for March 4th. This is in the special case against President Trump that Jack Smith is bringing the U .S. District Judge for the District Tanya Chutkin. Remember that name? It will live in infamy. She's rejected a proposal by the Trump defense team that the trial began in April of twenty twenty six long after the election. She instead set the date far closer to the one proposed by Smith and the government who wanted it on January 2nd. And if you happen to be a criminal attorney, please dial me eight hundred six five five Mike eight hundred six five five six four five three. I'd love to have some validation on this, but one of the one of the broadcasts I do here in New York for AM 970 the answer focuses on litigative issues every Thursday night. And we just talk legal stuff. I'm not a lawyer. I'm fascinated by the law. I think that lawyers that that proves a faithful service to their clients and to the government are are valuable people in our society. But I think it's interesting to see this chess match being played to the public in a way as though lawyers wouldn't know what was really going on here. So let me kind of break it down for you. You had the indictment and the the perp walk and the cuffing and the fingerprinting and all the stuff that they wanted to do to try to embarrass forty five. They had their moment in the in the sun to do that. And then they come back and they say, oh, we're we're going to go to trial quickly. We're going to put you on trial on the second of January. And Jack Smith said, Judge, you've got to put them on trial on the second of January. And the Trump team said, no, we're going to ask for twenty twenty six. And the judge comes back and says, no, no, no, no, we can't give you that much time to prepare. We're going to make sure that you're ready for trial by March the fourth. Now, of all the dates and all the calendars in all the world, March 4th is the day that she just happened to land on. I'm just I'm just looking at this calendar and I'm just seeing of all the choices and options that I have here. And you know what? I'm going to go with March the fourth for no reason whatsoever. Except that March 5th happens to be Super Tuesday. And there's however many states, twelve, fifteen, sixteen states in it. I forget the number. It's one of the most important days of the election calendar. This judge, Tonya Chutkin and and the prosecutor in the in the in the Georgia case are both embarrassing themselves. Fannie Willis and Tonya Chutkin are both embarrassing themselves because their behavior begets kindergartners on day one of preschool. Like it's they're not even in the in the class yet. And they're already like goofing around. Here's what happens between now and March 4th of next year. The Trump team will do a number of things in all of these cases, but they're going to they're going to be filing mainly, especially in the in the state cases for a couple of things. They're going to want those cases moved out of the Georgia state realm and they're going to want to put them into the federal realm because the federal system will be one that's easier to to manage and to and to kind of go through. But beyond that, there are a boatload of motions that will be being entered into the record between now and then that they are going to do everything from filing a motion to dismiss to filing an extension for discovery. And let me just let me just tell you on this on this alleged interference in the 2020 federal case that Jack Smith is doing out of D .C. It's my understanding that there are more than 12 million documents. That will be entered into the evidence, and this Tonya Chutkin joke, this this judge, this this joke of a judge laughed yesterday when told by the Trump team that for proper discovery to be allowed, there's no human way that they could sit and read 12 million pages between now and March 4th. And she just kind of giggled like, ha ha ha. Well, you've already you already know a bunch of the stuff that's in there. Ha ha ha. Friends. We talked about this yesterday. The left is trying to systematically dismantle America and they're starting to let the evil be seen. Right. That was my theme yesterday on the show. We talked about it for three hours. This is another example of that. There's there's this kind of open knowledge that this judge is dismissing. The normal procedures that what would be accustomed to any other criminal defendant, they're not going to allow President Trump. Why aren't they going to give him the same rights and the same protections that they would give a serial killer or a gang banger or anyone else? They're going to have to. And if the judge continues this kind of embarrassing behavior, chuckling at the people that are involved, chuckling at the requests that are made. She's there's a there's a there's a circuit court that oversees this court. And those judges have authoritative roles that they play over the over the sitting judge. That's that's in the court. That is Tonya Chuck him. And if they don't want to be embarrassed, if they don't want to have their circuit embarrassed, they will advise their underling to comport herself differently. But I just find it amazing that we're supposed to buy all of this. This is this is the great lie. They sit here and they pull this stuff and they and they set these unrealistic dates. And by the way, I'm going on the record. They would not have made a January 2nd start date. They're not going to make a March 4th start date. You had it is law. His he has a right to an informed defense. He has he has a right to have his defense know every piece of evidence that's going to be introduced as it's introduced before it's introduced. If the if the prosecution has had twelve point eight million documents in their possession and the defense is just receiving and being made aware of what they're going to introduce. They have to have time legally to not only understand what every document says, but they have to process it and comprehend the implication of what that document has to do with within the case. And then they have to have the right to prepare proper defense of those facts. This isn't a kangaroo court. We're not in a kangaroo nation. There are still laws. And I know these Obama judicial appointees and the Biden administration and the Justice Department all think it's hilarious. What's going to be hilarious is when they get their teeth slapped back at them by their their their upper judges and maybe eventually the Supreme Court, because they're such lunatics with how they're proceeding at current pace. Eight hundred six, five, five, Mike, eight hundred six, five, five, six, four, five, three. Take your calls right now. Eight hundred six, five, five, Mike, eight hundred six, five, five, six, four, five, three. Do you think that Trump will be in court on March 4th, the day before Super Tuesday next year? By the way, some of his fellow Republicans think that he will be. Chris Christie, the shameful, shameful behavior of Chris Christie in recent days coming right back. It's the Mike Gallagher show. Don't go away. Left leaning activists are attacking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Read The People's Justice Clarence Thomas and the constitutional stories that define him on sale now from Regnery Publishing. You know. As central banks in countries like China, India and Australia begin transitioning to a digital currency, the Federal Reserve has been contemplating the same for the U .S. With the digital currency, the government could track every single purchase you make. 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"Dennis Prager here. Thanks for listening to the daily Dennis Prager podcast to hear the entire three hours of my radio show Commercial free every single day become a member of Prager topia You'll also get access to 15 years worth of archives as well as the daily show prep subscribe at Prager topia calm Hello, my friends, I'm Dennis Prager great to be with you. I hope the feeling is mutual And I assume to a large extent it is because that's why you're tuning in America has been Divided often there always been people if you will on the left people on the right Certainly, there was a division over slavery. That was dramatic to the point of hundreds of thousands of Americans slaughtered in a civil war What is new in the division today There are a number of things and it's a worthy topic Certainly come to the fore because of the indictments or the charges brought against The leading Republican contender and a former president unprecedented actions in the United States Presidented in virtually every dictatorship What is new is that the two sides have a different perspective Have not just a different perspective that's much that's much too mild The two sides have a different perception that's the word I wanted of reality See the north and south did not differ on facts They differed in values, but not on facts We have today not only Values that are diametrically opposed to one another between left and right We we don't even agree and this this is what is the first on reality If you think it is fair For biological men to compete in women's sports. It's not a matter of values Where where where why is this a values issue? This is a reality issue either. It's fair or It's unfair. That's that's a fact either men have an advantage Whether or not they call themselves women or they don't have an advantage whether or not they call themselves women either men who say their women should be put in women's prisons and women's locker rooms or they shouldn't That is not a difference in values that is a difference in reality We perceive reality differently. I read the New York Times editorial defending Jack Smith We don't agree on on reality. It is not again only an issue of values There is a values issue you better have a massive massive reason unprecedentedly serious reason to arrest a former president and the leading contender of the opposition or you are communists or Fascists or any term you wish to use for people who wish to have dictatorial rule in a country There isn't outside of Alan Dershowitz there isn't a liberal let alone a leftist of whom I am Oh, yeah, there is a Jonathan Turley right Jonathan Turley is another liberal And I say that despite the fact that Jonathan Turley attacked me many years ago Bizarre it just shows you how deep this stuff is because he writes a lot of very good stuff He called me a Judeo -Christian fascist. Did you know that? That that was a new term I've been called everything but Judeo -Christian fascist Because we know the history of Judeo -Christian fascism is so long and dark what It's Yes Anyway another by the way, it's another example of we know what they know and they know they don't know what we don't They don't even read our perspective or hear it or watch it. We we have all we know theirs. I read the New York Times How many New York Times readers read the Wall Street Journal editorial page? This is a terrible a terrible day in America, I Wrote 20 years ago that we're having a civil war and I said and I pray it remains nonviolent I'm not sure that this is not an act of violence isn't isn't every arrest an act of violence Now it as I have I wrote many years ago. There's moral violence and immoral violence So you may say it's moral violence arresting people and it usually is But it is violence and if it's not moral You you have Done something that only the Lord knows what it can lead to It's a very very very very bad thing in American life He told pernicious is that the word what was the adjective for the word lies In the indictment that the headline of the New York Times yesterday We'll find it He was let's see This Is the wrong one I want to get today's Column from the new the or the way the New York Times has reported it There we go You should know by the way, this is very distressing Judges signed to Trump Trump federal case Tanya should come shut Ken Has sometimes handed down sentences tougher than the one sought by prosecutors The woman is a left -wing activist That is who the judges the federal judge The federal judge assigned to former President Donald Trump's latest criminal case Has been publicly critical of January 6th as imposed lengthy sentences on Trump supporters Who went into the Capitol I Know one such John strand who's in not only prison but a particularly Severe prison and all he did is video of him. All he did was enter the Capitol These Most of the the vast majority of the people who went to the Capitol that day went to demonstrate Not to insurrect the day they used insurrection I Realized we're entering The realm of propaganda I He's used the Reichstag fire and I was right The German Parliament was burned in 1933 just as Hitler assumed power in Germany and The Nazis used that fire as an excuse to jail opponents and and rule by Dictatorial decree Ever hear of the term state of emergency Yes, that's what they did Should come a former public defender has shown a scrupulous concern for the rights of criminal defendants During the final years of the Trump administration. She repeatedly frustrated Justice Department efforts to accelerate the execution of federal inmates The Supreme Court reinstated the executions she blocked Supreme Court has overturned her Chitkin would oversee a trial into the case Which she hasn't yet scheduled Trump will make his initial appearance in the case Thursday afternoon. That's today, correct? That hearing is expected to be overseen by US magistrate judge Moxilla Upadhyaya Upadhyaya The indictment unsealed on Tuesday Which accuses Trump of criminal scheme of a criminal scheme to stay in power? after his election defeat the reading from the Wall Street Journal has been randomly assigned to Chutkan a 2014 Obama appointee Who was confirmed by the Senate on a 95 to 0 vote Like to know who the five were Who voted against her? She's not inclined to give people involved the benefit of the doubt Said Douglas Berman a professor of criminal law at the Ohio State University Two worlds in one country Gold dealers are a dime a dozen. 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By the way making numerous statements concerning the seriousness of the attack on the Capitol and the future threat of political violence driven by Anti -democratic sentiments said John Lewis a research fellow at George Washington University's program on extremism This is all reported in the Wall Street Journal The New York Times is livid with regard to Donald Trump and The his lie that the election was dishonest Let's say it was a lie Do you understand that you're allowed to lie except under oath You're allowed to say a lot of horrible things Nazis demonstrated in front of a Georgia synagogue last month and when the police were asked why they didn't stop them they said because they're exercising their free speech and I am a Jew and I agreed with the police If free speech is allowed it allows for terrible speech it even allows for lies. I Am allowed to say the earth is flat. Is that a lie? Can I be arrested if I get a public forum and say the earth is flat? No First of all, sometimes lie is not clear. Sometimes lie is used as a political weapon We're told that we lie by saying that men and women are basically different. That's a lie It's a lie. We're told by the American Medical Association That it is a lie that men have an advantage in sports Right, these are all lies The stabilizing that's right. Okay, you're allowed a lie, but you can't tell a destabilizing lie to Say that this is not the America I grew up in is like saying that it is cold in the North Pole It is not, you know, I do a podcast with a 23 year old young woman Dennis and Julie it's called and you would love it. It's It's quite remarkable. She's quite remarkable. So I have Philosophized over the following question Who has it worse emotionally? young people Who never saw a free America? Or those of us who are old and did see a free America and are watching it disappear. I Don't have an answer to that question Mm Memories are very powerful and can be a source of comfort and they can be a source of distress if the memories are Over I Don't have an answer to that question. She doesn't either She sort of doesn't understand the America that I grew up in. She believes me. She understands the words When I was a kid, I remember this so vividly I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, we would play stickball in the street So, you know the guys would yell at each other and some guy would say something stupid or mean or whatever and somebody would say shut up and That kid would say Hey, it's a free country That was the answer of the guy who said stupid things are even cursed It's a free country. It was built in you could say anything Even things that are wrong or at least perceived as wrong The president of the United States and the leader of the opposition is going on trial Because he said things that the opposition doesn't believe are true The my favorite is Jack Smith wrote in the indictment That Trump knew that it was a lie that what he was saying was a lie Really then why don't we put Donald Trump on a lie detector There was no doubt in my mind that he is a certain That he was defrauded of the election as you are that Of your name. He is as certain of that as you are of whatever your name is This is what we've come to It has been a revelation to me in my older age You know, you think you know a lot especially if you spend your life thinking and writing and talking I Never realized until the last few years How many people are governed by emotions Trump is the perfect example People I respected voted Democrat because they hate Donald Trump It is better to ruin America then vote for a man. I hate I Feeling is another country where this is happening. Well, we'll talk about that in the next segment But that's it people are emotionally driven One of you wanted a lie, here's a lie. I'm about to tell you a lie that the Enlightenment ushered in the age of reason I Wish we were living in the age of reason If we were living in the age of reason forget a Judeo -christian age just the age of reason Donald Trump would not be on trial It is pure undiluted Passion So here's the question Is there a more powerful force than hatred? Another Question I don't know the answer to People are willing to destroy this country because they hate one man That's fascinating All right, we continue To remind you that August is fundraising month for PragerU. Please make a donation during the break a Meliorate thank you amelia rate. Excellent Sean Sean has a slight OCD problem, but it's very slight If you realize what I've accused Sean of white supremacy OCD My guests are true experts on the Middle East they're in from Israel Felice and Michael Friedson, I've known them for years. They're wonderful human beings and they're honest You know if I didn't ask you personally and I'm not even sure now I know your politics Which is such a credit to you to you both So Israel has been wracked with unprecedentedly large Demonstrations, so I'm curious you heard me you were in the studio and I said, oh Maybe you didn't might have been right before you came in I said America is now one country and two worlds. Is that true for Israel? Is it that severe? Israel is fighting Internally, I'm not so sure that they're trying to Undo what was done as much as they're seeing openings to pick up the power that they might be able to get their hands on so each side is looking for the mechanics of Functioning in a government where they say things are unconstitutional and yet there's no Constitution or laws Go through on the way to being approved as a law of the country Goes through a system whereby somebody will yell it's unconstitutional and have to go through the Constitution committee But yet there's no Constitution. Yeah, that's a phenomenon I will admit but I am curious about the depths of the division what I described about America Do you would you say that about Israel today? It's two countries or two worlds People won't talk about it. It's the kind of discussion that certain things are off limits nobody wants to be accused of doing something because they don't like the sardine where the Ashkenazim where they're taking those kind of intranasian battle Decree you have the phenomenon and I I I shudder to ask the question Do you have the phenomenon that we have in America and I'm telling you it is widespread of Children, I don't mean five -year -olds or ten -year -olds I mean 20 and 30 year olds who will not speak to a parent because of how they voted It's starting to seep in that's what I was about to add and you are beginning to see this happen. Really? Yes Yes, so this has been very divisive But you know Dennis I have to say there are issues here that are far more serious. You're looking at Iranian nuclear proliferation Imagine around October November it could happen and Israel has to go solo Something kicks up off the war. There's been all kinds of tests on borders with Israel whether it's Lebanon It's all of Iran's proxies and all of a sudden you have reservists right now that are saying that we're not going to show up Because of the judicial reforms and we're talking about 10 ,000 or more reservists. We're talking about Air Force pilots We're talking about those that manned drones we're talking about intelligence officers and you can read this every day This is getting to the heart of the nation so I ask you that even if Prime Minister Netanyahu may be correct and if even if you agreed with Prime Minister Netanyahu in terms of the fact of how judicial reforms should play out and when Sometimes the timing for the sake of a nation's security Might be more important and I'm throwing that out because I think people sometimes stop short and don't look at the big picture So even if Netanyahu and his supporters are right It's not it may not be the time because of the security issue. It's one one I have to admit I read that there were people members of the Air Force for example who threatened this and I couldn't believe it because Iran doesn't care if you're pro or anti Netanyahu pro or anti judicial reforms They want to kill you like the Nazis did not distinguish between left -wing and right -wing Jews secular and religious Jews They don't see it that way. They are willing to jeopardize Israel These reservists because of politics. Yes That's how bad it's gotten. So I think that Israel is at a very dangerous moment Where there's such a discomfort look you have high -tech Israel with many of the techies taking their companies already and moving out Now I hear it's happening now too with the doctors and I think that's probably less so but when you have two industries That are so vital to the state of Israel. Then you have to ask yourself why now? You have to ask yourself if you're an activist in Netanyahu's camp, yes you do So the question that many are asking is why now Well, the opportunity presented itself now Yeah Because he won with the elections were coming and going coming and going and finally you got a chance to put the numbers together Right. What's what has people? Pounding their heads against the wall is wondering why when the For example, we're now at something like 30 or 29 consecutive weekends of multi tens of thousands of people marching in the streets We fly in an airplane headed to Israel and we hear the conversations like oh, we'll meet you after the demonstration Or you know, I'm coming to visit Israel I may not go to the Western Wall this time, but I'm not going to miss the demonstration on Saturday night it's become the culture of the country and as it spread each sector within the nation is putting their hat in the ring to be the deciding factor of pushing the Numbers over the top. I guess you'd say what do the supporters of the current situation? Of the the anti -netanyahu folks, what is their argument with regard to the Supreme Court? That they should be allowed to rule on anything without reference to any Constitution Well, I give the this Constitution that aspect of it has fascinated me free free decades Now the idea that when they say it they believe they're talking about something being unconstitutional But they don't take the next step to describe how it becomes unconstitutional because that's their opinion That's why we have what's called the reasonable yes, that's that the reasonableness clause Yeah, all right, we're gonna be back in a moment Folks two great countries are in trouble That's the bottom line the US and Israel to democratic The editors of the editors of the media line org a source of non -biased news about the Middle East Michael and Felice Fritzen are in town from Israel and What they're describing? I mean we have not reached the point where we have Members of the armed forces taking a political position and saying they they won't show up That's I have to say that's that's scary and we're not threatened with existential annihilation like Israel is If these people don't show up a Hesitation is everything and if they're not practicing it's a big problem What is their what is their statement This is not a country worth defending if we don't get our way on the on judicial reform That's basically this the gist of it if you will leave that part of the imagination, but clearly that's what they're saying It's not a democracy anymore and because it will cease to be a democracy if these So if this this notion it will cease to be a democracy That's what they say here on the left.
How Democrats Are Using Trump As a Piñata
"I'm talking to John Zemirak for the whole hour. John, you just said that you thought I don't know if you were kidding or not. I'm not sure that I'm I'm never sure whether I'm kidding or not anymore because I say things that are satires. And three weeks later, the Democrats read my satire and put it in as policy. I joked about Covid Covid patient nursing home story hour in nursing homes. And three weeks later, Andrew Cuomo did it. So I hesitate to offer satires because the Democrats seem to be following me for policy ideas. But what I was saying was I can imagine Trump being elected and the Democrats still not letting him out of jail. And people like Bill Barr standing up and saying, well, the rule of law requires that the president remain in jail. And I've got to go play some golf with Mike Pence now. Well, listen, I'll say it again, I think that. Every day, more Americans are waking up because the way they're treating Trump, you just say, you know, if you didn't believe it was political every day that passes, it looks more and more political. And so I think that there is that on some level, this is good news that their desperation is forcing them to look like what they are, which is monsters for a long time. I thought Donald Trump was kind of like Joe Pesci guest hosting Saturday Night Live. But if you treat someone like Alexander Solzhenitsyn long enough, he starts to sort of grow into those shoes. They are making Trump the scapegoat, the whipping boy for everything and everyone that they hate in America. And while Trump is imperfect and kind of selfish, and I think there are a lot of things he should have done differently. He is kind of the he is the pinata and we are what's inside the pinata and you smack Trump and we fall out on the ground all scattered. So they're going to keep smacking the pinata because they want to kill us.
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And if you're just tuning in, Keith, you and others, you go into the Philippines and you rescue young women from the sex trade. It is just, I mean, I have to say, you know, listening to it, obviously I've never done this and I think it's really brave of you. It's a big deal to go into these extremely spiritually dark environments and to do this. And I just want to say thank you to you and to all those who do this because this is, it's real. It works. You are changing lives about as dramatically as lives can be changed. And you don't have to do this. You can just play golf. I could. And, you know, a common question you touched on it right there is, is it dangerous? You walk into a bar and now you're taking their product away. I mean, if you do this, I would assume that, you know, the local mafia, I don't know what they call it in the Philippines, but I mean that, you know, the pimps, the people making money off of this, these bars, whatever, you're their enemy. Yeah. They tell the girls, we've heard that Kenny's picture is in some of the dressing rooms in these bars. And now Kenny is the head of this ministry, the founder of Wipe Every Tear. They have his picture up in there and the traffickers. So get the irony of this, the demonic twisted nature of the traffickers telling the girls, Oh, Wipe Every Tear, they're organ harvesters. You don't want to go with them because they will take your organs and sell them. And so that's how they paint us. Now, one of the ways that we've been able to battle that is through a feeding program. So today partnered with a church called Church So Blessed, such a cool name for a church, Church So Blessed. We partner with them 600 meals a day, fresh hot meals, put in little boxes, bags. The van pulls up in the center of the strip and we walk and deliver six days a week. And so these people that want our organs are feeding us, why, to fatten us up? Or maybe they actually do love us. Maybe they're actually good people since they're feeding us. And the feeding program has not only, you know, Lord, when did we see you hungry? When did we feed you? I tell you, when you did it to the least of these, you did it to me, not for me, by the way. It was two. And so that feeding program, it feeds their bellies, but it has also given us one more inroad because ministering at night in the bars, it's loud. It's smells. There's bad stuff happening. Late afternoon, you're bringing the meals. The girls come out and they eat and you get to talk with them and they get our card and they get to learn more about this. Well, you talk about revival happening. In other words, this is more than just a few isolated incidents. There's a movement. Something is happening. When I went on this trip, my third one, I said, Lord, I, we can do this, right? As Christians, we want the testimonies. I want that great story. I want three great stories. And ultimately, why do we often want them? Because it makes us look good, right? I was really struck with that on this trip. I said, Lord, you're going to do what you do. You're going to rescue these girls. You're going to transform. But I want to see beyond just the take home stories because I've got a ton of them. They're incredibly engaging. But Lord, is revival bigger than just that? You know, was Billy Graham's effect just really the number of people that came forward and made a decision for Christ or was something happening in the nation that was far greater? Yeah. We're in seeing Angela City, because we're on the street six days a week feeding people, we send teams in there four or five times a year. We're in the bars at night. We have been warring in the unseen world for the glory of God to come upon this place. So we were there on this trip Saturday night. We worshiped, got onto the strip, and it was surprisingly not crowded. It's a Saturday night. This is the peak time for exploitation. And we're walking down the streets like this is kind of, it's not how I remember. And we went into a bunch of the bars and we were letting the Bethel team do a lot of the ministering, but we were in the bars as well. And I noticed there's more girls dancing than there are men in the seats. What's going on? There were empty seats on a Saturday night in these bars. I think that this is, this is strange. Sunday morning, we're staying in a hotel right on the strip. It's right around the corner. And it's quite frankly where men bring the girls to do their exploitation with. And so we're used to that. So we would wake up for breakfast, go up to the rooftop buffet, and that's where we would minister to men. So all the men would be, they don't travel in packs. They tend to be isolated. Oh, I was going to say, travel alone. The shame, because there's shame, and it's just so awful. And so there will be men scattered around the rooftop buffet, and we would get to know them. We would sit with them. We would minister God's love for them. And I know that sounds so counter, so counter -cultural. But look, on the one hand, you want to kill them. But then when you understand these men, these exploiters are broken. They're sinners and God loves them and wants them to repent and to change. And so it's perfectly correct that you would try to reach them with the love of Jesus. And you find out they were abused as kids. They're divorced three times. Their wife cheated on them. Their kids have abandoned them. Again, only Satan builds an empire where everybody is just broken and tragically lost. But Sunday morning, we're up in the breakfast area. There was no men. This is Sunday morning. This is after the biggest night of the week. There were no men having breakfast. Is the idea that this trade not flourishing anymore? We look around and there's worship music, not just playing in a Muzak speaker. On a big PA, worship music is blasting on the roof. And it's not because, had nothing to do with us. They didn't know we were there. So I go over to the waitress. I go, what is this music? And she goes, oh, it's my playlist. I said, they let you play this? Oh, yes, yes. And I said, do you love Jesus? She goes, oh, I love Jesus. And we realized, like you said, the leading indicators for trafficking right now don't look good in Angeles. And I do believe the years of worship, the years of feeding, the years of praying. We anoint the door. When we walk into a bar, we anoint it with oil before we walk in. This stuff has effect. We're not going there just to get a list. Who made a decision for Christ? You know, Evan Roberts talks about the great Welsh revival, and he talks about how everything changed. It wasn't just salvation. Right? Look, that's page one of the gospel, right? That's page one, right? God is writing a whole book once you're. And Evan talked about how the pubs emptied, crime diminished, and the horses no longer responded to vocal commands. Why? Because the men stopped swearing.
Mediaite's Colby Hall Triggered by Levin's Interview With Trump
"Groups like this mediocre media very upset with my interview with Trump So upset that sun guy named Colby I think it's a guy could be a gal I have no idea Not once but twice he was very upset He took to the pages if you will a mediaite which is founded by Dan Abrams you can't miss him He's the guy that has a squirrel glued to his head And very upset About the way I interviewed Trump Now they are a little slow in the uptake there Of course they suck up to Joe Scarborough they suck up the Biden the suck up all the usual rat finks and reprobates My goal in interviewing Trump was to let him speak Not in a rectum and not speak for him So the people could hear what he had to say Not what I had to say And that's how I do my interviews Which is why we're number one on sunny night usually we're number one on Sunday and Saturday night Often we're number one on the whole weekend So you keep doing what you're doing mediocre right And your dusty mom's basements and I'll do what I do Which is interview people for the purpose of actually letting them speak There was a time when I was growing up that that was a good thing That's what we did But today now But the real suck ups are over there in meteorite
AP News Summary at 10:47 a.m. EDT
"AP sports, I'm get cool bought Derrick white scored on a putback with one tenth of a second left and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoffs history, holding off the Miami Heat one O four one O three Saturday night to force a game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Jayson Tatum had 31 points and jaylen Brown 26 for the Celtics who became only the fourth NBA team to erase a three O deficit in a best of 7 series and force a deciding game 7 played Monday in Boston. In other NBA news, the bucks are finalizing a deal to make Adrian Griffin their head coach after spending the last 5 seasons as a raptors assistant. Stanley Cup playoffs tied to scored twice in a span of one minute, 27 seconds, midway through the third period and the Dallas stars beat the Vegas golden knights four to two to stay alive in the Western Conference final Dallas host game 6 Monday down three two and engulf PGA Tour rookie Harry hall from England and Adam shank shared the 54 hole lead at colonial. Gethin kuba AP sports.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 2:53 p.m. EDT
"John morant was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday after he appeared to be holding a gun in another social media video streamed live on Instagram the first led to an 8 game NBA suspension that was handed down in March. It's unclear what sanctions may face for the second video, which was captured Saturday night and widely shared online.
Animatronic dragon bursts into flames during Disneyland show
"In animatronic dragon burst into flames during a show at Disneyland in California over the weekend. The fire breathing dragon in the popular phantasmic show normally has flames, but. The crowd at Disneyland got a different show Saturday night as it caught on fire. Ryan Lau, who captured the scene on cell phone video says he knew something was wrong when the dragon's head was on fire, then the whole body went up in flames, no injuries were reported by the Anaheim fire department. The show features Mickey Mouse battling the dragon,
SNL Alum Victoria Jackson Speaks Out at Tennessee City Council Meeting
"Talking to Victoria Jackson who performed with Saturday Night Live for many years was on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 20 times and today lives in the Nashville area and recently spoke out at a town council. So Victoria, you decided to say something that most people don't say anymore. They don't get into it. But the idea that God denounces homosexuality as aberrant behavior as a moral behavior doesn't denounce people, loves everybody, but it's interesting that you were willing to say that at this town council, because typically people avoid that issue, which used to be kind of a basic Christian value. And again, this is not about condemning people. We're supposed to have compassion on everybody because we all struggle with something, but you did you did say that at this town council and your short 62nd presentation. Yes, I'm tired of them making us bow down to what they believe and it's like, why are we so afraid and it's done about me? It's about God. What is God think? Who cares what my opinion is. But anyway, so I thought, okay, God hates it. He saw them in gamora. Which is still there. And it's a sulfur. Someone told me that brimstone sulfur, right? You need to read my book. Victory. I hate to tell my Friends to read my book. But if you don't have time to read it, just buy a copy, all right? Just at least by a couple. I do have a couch. So anyway, but yeah, but the point is that when we think of judgment, biblical judgment, sad, I'm going to get more is about as basic as it gets. That's
"past saturday night" Discussed on Dennis Prager Podcasts
"If you watch on YouTube, you could see Kamala Harris currently the vice president of the United States when she was running for attorney general for caliph of California, I was on with her on Larry King the late Larry King on CNN. When CNN used to invite me. Before it became radically left, and was just foolishly liberal. And I asked her was the subject. I said, if you had, if you could choose, you were the head of an adoption agency. And there was there were two terrific couples, terrific in every way, same income, same psychological health, et cetera. One was a man married to a woman, one was a man married to a man or a woman married to a woman, which would you take? And she didn't answer the question. Because you can not assert the ideal. What a prager 7 7 6. Me, nah. Good. Zip, prep. Me not get zipped up. Feeling like a body hood in a way. Seeing all the vultures circling, burning in the brain I'm working in turning the bed. If you want a defense, western civilization. Donate to PragerU. Marx's fundraising month and this week, whatever you give will actually be tripled. Generous donors have made that possible. If you give a $100, it's $300. That is pretty serious. If you wanted to defend the west, let's put it that way. In a very sophisticated and effective manner. We have over a billion views a year. PragerU dot com a three three PragerU. So while the San Jose sharks are extolling the virtues of cultures that had human sacrifice, and no medicine, and no science, and no equal rights, and no judicial system comparable to ours in any way, that then there was a member of the hockey team. The same Saturday night that they put out these tweets, this past Saturday night was pride night, please understand. It's not tolerance night. The left never asks you to tolerate. They ask they ask you. To celebrate. That is why all left is in mister talita. They care about what you think. It is not a matter of, will you behave properly toward a lesbian gay bisexual transgender person? No. It is, will you celebrate this? That's what you have to do. That's what gay pride night is about. Which is a fascinating thing, because. They don't have a nuclear family celebration night. Pride night. Wouldn't that be nice? You know that they couldn't do that in San Jose. Because the left is not celebrate the nuclear family. Mother, father married and children. There could not be a nuclear family pride night. In any of the major sports. Or even minor sports presumably. I would think that would be really needed now. A nuclear family pride night..
"past saturday night" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"Celtics warriors go 7, I'm going to fly to San Francisco on Sunday morning. Ah, look at you. This is two live non disowned boxing events that I'm going to see Chris mannix at less than a month. It is a miracle. That's right. I was at tank Davis, roly Romero, archer better BF Joe Smith, who knows. Maybe I'll show up at like a club show in South Florida at some point. Just popping in, left and right, ready to go. Maybe I'll go up to California and see chop chop corley back in action. I think he's like 73 and getting ready to fight at welterweight. Devin Alexander. I've never Alexander, I think. It's like it's 2004, you know? Somebody's going to stop chop chop corley from fighting. Crazy. Stop. I don't care. I don't care if he's fighting Devin Alexander B needs to stop fighting. All right, lot to get into with you, Keith and we are going to talk about better be of Smith, which is a fantastic fight. You know, must see TV for as long as it lasts. But I want to look back to a couple of fights we saw this past weekend. In New York City, you had Edgar berlanga winning a decision against Roma and gulo. He won decisively on the scorecards, but it was a fourth straight opponent that went the distance with Edgar berlanga, who has not looked like the power punching potential star that we saw for his first 16 fights when he picked up all those first round knockouts. What did you think of Berlin's performance, which included a Mike Tyson esque bite of the shoulder of Roma Romero gulo that could have gotten him disqualified if the referee had seen it the way the transpired. Yeah, and I think the only reason he wasn't admonished during the fight Chris was because Ricky Gonzalez, the referee did not see him do it, where he was positioned. He was trying to separate them and he didn't see berlanga try to bite him. Or he would have I'm assuming he would have taken a point away from him at that point. I mean, how could you not, really? It's such a rare occurrence. I think that's going to draw a suspension and or a fine probably a suspension and a fine. From the New York State Athletic Commission and rightfully so. So Berlin won't be able to fight in New York probably for about 6 months if I had to guess. The performance itself, I thought the fight was closer than they had it on the scorecards, Chris, they had it. I think it was 99 91 on two scorecards and 99 92 on the other. I thought it was a closer fight than that. I had it 96 94 for balenciaga at ringside, you know, sometimes at ringside, you get a different look than you get on television, maybe it was a little wider on TV, but I didn't think that he won, but I wasn't all that surprised that he didn't knock out Alexis and gulo because angulo, while he's been stopped once by David Benavidez. It wasn't a clean knockout. The fight was stopped after it was a very one sided fight that was stopped after the tenth round. It wasn't a situation where he got blasted out of there by Benavidez or knocked down several times or anything. So he's a pretty durable guy. So I'm not really surprised that he went the distance. And he's a pretty good even though he's 38 years old. He's a pretty big puncher. So I think berlanga had to be careful with him to some extent. He worked with a new trainer for the first time and Juan de Leon. I think his conditioning was better because he seemed to be more active in the later rounds and more willing to box in the late rounds than he was against Steve rolls, who's a much lesser puncher. And I think a lot of the criticism from the rolls fight is that he didn't try to get Steve rolls out of there in the later rounds. I think he had a little more, a little better conditioning in this fight. What I would say, Chris about berlanga is I think because he knocked out his first 16 opponents in the first round. Or maybe some unrealistic expectations attached to his name. And that's going to come when you have a lot of hype. I mean, that's kind of happened. So while he's not as good as maybe people were trying to make him out to be when he knocked out 16 guys in the first round of a row, he's not as bad maybe as people are making it seem to be at this point either. Yeah, that's a good way to put it. You know, because now the tide is completely turned against him. And people are saying, oh, well, you can't knock out Steve rolls, you go the distance with angulo. Maybe you're not this heavily high prospect. They're not as good as this heavily high prospect that was coming up the ranks. When the reality is, he's winning these fights by wide decisions. He beats up Steve roles. He does get knocked down against close, two fights earlier, but he got up to win that fight rather convincingly. So it's not like he's in danger of losing many of these fights, but maybe he's not maybe he's not the kind of puncher we thought he was going to be. Maybe we kind of thought he was going to be a Benavidez like puncher or a better be of like puncher in his weight class. I'm not sure he's that or ever going to be that. And I guess my take on the future of Berlin is like they talk a lot about the Jesse Hart fight, it's been discussed for over a year. I really like that fight for Berlin. It's kind of a sink or swim type of fight. I mean, Jesse Hart's only lost at the highest level, zerda Ramirez Joe Smith. He's not great by any stretch, but if Jesse Hart can make one 68, I'd make that fight and see what Berlin has got. What do you think of a fight with Jesse Hart? I know that's a fight that top rank is very interested in making. They wanted to make it for this past Saturday night. They wanted to make it for March 19th. I mean, they've been trying to make that fight for a while. Top rank used to be Jesse Hart's promoter, of course, bob arum has an affection for Jesse Hart because he cyclone Hart's son. And they work with him for a long time. And his losses are respectable losses to two points losses to Alberto Ramirez and to Joe Smith, who later became the wbo light heavyweight champion. So there's no shame in the losses on Jesse arts record. Jesse Hart, it's a back end of the top 15 type of contender, probably. And if you're Edgar berle and you can't beat Jesse Hart, well then where are you going, really? I mean, so that's a reasonable test for him to take. I've been led to believe that that will not be the next fight for Edgar berle, although it's a fight that I know top rank wants. We'll have to see how it plays out here over the next few months because he won't fight until December at the earliest because as I mentioned earlier, Chris, he's probably going to be suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission for 6 months. He could potentially fight in Puerto Rico maybe in December. But maybe he doesn't fight until the beginning of 2023. So you want to see him take these incremental steps up in opponents, but at this point, Edgar berlinger is, I guess, you know, a back end of the top 15 type of contender, I guess. I mean, he's not certainly not David Benavidez or fighter anywhere near on that level. And I think, you know, his handlers realized that and they want to be careful when moving him forward. There's some push and pull, I guess, or a tug of war, so to speak with top rank in terms of how quickly they step him up to the level of opponents at top rank wants to see him fight. And I think that's what we'll see play out over the next few months. Yeah, I think it's time. And you're not putting him in with David Benavidez. You're putting me in with Jesse Hart. And Jesse Hart is a good fighter, but not some superpower puncher. He's awkward. I think that's the fight where we see it berlenga is ready for top level opponents. At some point he's going to have to face a Jesse Hart, whether it's next fight, the fight after that, he's got to get in the ring with somebody either heart or of that ilk. So whoever's against it, berlanga is manager Keith Conley is training team. I understand maybe you want to get a second fight with your new trainer to continue to develop chemistry with him, but it's time Frederick blanket to step up and take a legitimate fight or legitimate top 15 top 20 type of opponent. Also on Saturday Keith, we had Jaime mongeau beating up on the latest over matched opponent that has been put in front of Jaime McGee. Jimmy Kelly fought well for four rounds. I thought he kind of confused. Confused mongeau, tagged him a few times, but then mongeau turned on the jets in the 5th round, not Jimmy Kelly down three times and eventually the fight was waved off. I don't even want to talk about the fight itself, Keith.
"past saturday night" Discussed on The Brooklyn Boys Podcast
"Boss man. Thank you all right. So i cardi artie. Legend in the business. The guy is fully tricks. The guy dresses you might have seen a viral video of him. He dressed up as the cheese. Burglar once jumped on the bar and started throwing out cheeseburgers real. Mcdonald's cheeseburgers. They had gotten like fucking three giant bags full and throwing it out to a very hungry drunk crowd. This is what bacardi already does. But he's been in the business since the eighties. He actually used to work a little fun fact. He used to work on the street team of one hundred radio in new york in the mid eighties. You know he recently got into a fight. I saw it on the news but club. Would malibu stu. Two of them were fighting cardi. Anyway he is he is an emcee and he's full of tricks and fun and games and especially when he's given a budget so he always goes over the top but one of the things that me and the jersey greg t were remembered so fondly that was created at bahrae greg and was when we used to go on stage there. I mean i'm going back to two thousand twenty five years. Yeah bacardi artie. Was there back then. And he was there this past saturday night of course and he created a toilet paper gun. He took a leaf blower. What rams what. What night of the week was saturday night. Oh because on. Friday nights Kenny works well. He took a leaf has a leaf blower okay. And then he takes a paint. A paint. roller spindle strips of the roller. And then he he makes it so that you could put toilet paper on him when you press the button and the fucking leaf blower the toilet paper roll fucking unloads at the crowd in a ribbon formation in about maybe twelve seconds and so back in the day we used to live for this fucking thing because there was no greg. I everybody we all used. Sam bacardi audio invented this. Well we've all listen to me. We've done these bar gigs. All over the city over all over the place and we never saw a toilet paper gun and just made it myself wikipedia now when it says fireball palm thong well all these years later bacardi artie has perfected the toilet paper gun toilet paper on six point. Oh like you remember when you used to have regular waterguns at in the super soaker came out and then the fucking mega blaster with the fucking engine on it and the thing and you're a semiautomatic water gun. that's what this leaf blower. That is what this this new fangled toilet paper got as. It is fucking hilarious it works. It's beautiful support of toilet paper guns so i had so much fun with it and i feel myself on stage spraying the crowd with toilet paper and then listeners. Fucking texted me. I'm getting anxiety. Because i couldn't find ep for year during the pandemic this is crazy and you're wasting toilet paper. I'ma come on we're just having fun. Yeah toilet paper shortages over. Yeah sean should be happy. See i didn't have that i. I went to one bar on vacation. But all they had was was jin vin and he wasn't very entertaining a dick anyway. Bacardi they throw a hell of a party. They twelve foot balls twelve foot. Peach balls there. It's brought to the crowd. How much how much do you think the guy got paid. Who's working in picardy and realized that rhymed with party. Well that's a great question. We'll picardy was around for much longer than of course cardi aren't well no no forget about already. I'm talking about like bacardi parties. Thirty at some point it was just picardy right. A bunch of old guys work there and they made room. Yeah and they're like some guy had to go you know it rhymes with party. Right must have made baku dollars. Yeah well i think already made a penny off picardi for being bacardi ardy no. He probably does the money for the less anyway. So yeah so that was the what about your vacation brody enough about my vacation. I didn't even forget about costa rica and the flock of macaws that i saw the black sand beach. I went on talking about toilet. Paper guns and rising from drying or at a wedding will let me tell you Do you wanna hear the Tell you stories happen to me on vacation. One at the at the big actually right before vacation. I'll save that but let me tell you how else my vacation was. So what's today today. We're recording on wednesday on wednesday september on wednesday so monday. I'm home alone right. Thank you my daughter is out. My wife is at work. And i'm home with the dogs now. One of the dogs is my daughter's dog and we're watching while she's away and he's He's a runner. He's not been trained yet to not run out if the doors open he'll run out and run over the lawn and how you terrified. He's gonna hit by bright. So i go out to get the mail and i see that. The siding on house is filthy. It's got like a layer of dirt on my houses is light blue so there's a guy painting my neighbor's house so my neighbour moved ahead. A yellow house and the new guy is painting. Siding blew a medium blue. So this guy's on ladders all over the house for weeks painting in fixing the roof. He's putting a lot of money in before he moves in. Okay so i'm looking at my house. Something god this house is clean now because he washed it and painted it. And i have this film layer of dirt on my on my house. You know what. I'm gonna hose down the porch just around the door entrance. You're gonna hose it that house right. Put the hose on the house so I said you know what i'm gonna. So i go out the front door and i'm not driving my car so my house keys are on my car key ring. I put the keys down. Because i want to get them wet right. It'll get the fob wet. And i got close the door now. I know i'm locking the door so that the dog doesn't run out because i'll leave the door halfway. No i pulled the door closed. And i know i have the code to my garage door where i can get in and i know that when i'm home during the day i leave the interior garage door. Open lock it at night. But you know when i'm not home i lock them out but when i'm home that's my way in so i go out and hose down the whole front of the house get l. Clean very proud of myself. I've got something done on monday. And i go into the garage with my key code and i go into the garage door. It's a steel door. Say heavy steel door my garage and it's locked. Somehow the little push button on the other side got pushed in. I don't know if my daughter did accidentally when she was leaving. I don't know something like oh fuck all right so go out to a grand back on my deck. I have french doors. Maybe i left them open. Nope can't get in. And i go to the back door. My house can't get in boy. Well my wife and daughter don't have keys to the house because.
"past saturday night" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Wcbm and 99.9 FM in Harford County. The nations of the world. Both friend and foe are looking at us and saying what the hell happened so quickly to the United States of America? All right, And you know, they are right on that one completely President Trump this past Saturday night. 410 wcbm 6 80 Terrell is and always mills. Good morning. Bruce about an effect of evacuation. I suggest that people watch the deer honor. All the people that were left there with some of our troops are some of the people that were left there that we're trying to alleviate Viet. Uh huh. But anyway, Bruce if Donald Trump wants to make a a good gesture, okay. He was boot this weekend at his rally, but if he wants to make a good gesture, why don't he donate his plane? To try to get some of those people out of there. Well, don't you think that would be a good humanitarian gesture? Actually, I suspect to real that the Trump plane landing would clear the area of Taliban pretty quickly because it will be sending a message. But, yeah, I think that would be just perfectly fine. So trail apparently what you're saying then is anybody is concerned. By beginning all the Americans out. You should go watch an old movie because it justifies leaving them behind. Is that what you're saying? Know what I'm saying is, Bruce is that Joe Biden was elected 78 months ago. Eight months. He's gotten us out of the war. He's getting an infrastructure bill, huh? He's getting. He's created two million jobs in the month of, UH, June, June and July. You know, Allowing people to go back to work is not creating new jobs, toil and as far as him getting us out of a war. This was planned to get out of the war under the last president, this doofus instead trashed all of the systematic withdrawal plans of President Trump. Instead. Say Oh to hell with that. We don't need to protect people. It's all good. We'll just leave. He left behind $83 billion worth of military equipment and between 10 and 15,000 Americans unprotected because he didn't do things the way the book says You should do them because he thinks he's too smart to do that. Listen, I'm sorry, buddy. Not this time for 10 Wcbm succeed. He runs in his car. Good morning, Ron. Good morning, Bruce. You got one of like a statement that you can comment on it. The lady that called a couple calls ago. I agree. 110% with her. She's exactly right. Watch Hannity at night, Lorraine come to hope and all they do is talk and I love them. They do a great job, but all they do is talk about why don't they say Hey, Lord, let's have a notion. Man March religion. Why don't they do something like that? Lindsey Graham. He's the same way he runs his mouth all the time. He does nothing. It makes me sick to my stomach. And this this guy that's the president is destroying this country and like that, lady said. We can wait for the bed terms. We may have a conference up and down. It's a shame that horrible shame He's like to comment on it and thank you for everything to do. We'll stay on the phone because I make the comment. I think that Everyone listening to this show should be calling their Congress person, everyone on a daily basis and letting them know that what is going on is wrong and they expect them to speak up. Now I realize for a lot of people listening Congress person is not going to be Andy Harris. You're going to be talking to Dutch. You're talking to some of the Democrat and both senators, of course, are Democrats. You should call them. On a continuing basis, saying, What the hell are you doing about this now? Their phones should be flooded, but they should stay flooded between now and the off year election. You have to stay angry about this. And don't let this get script under the rug because they create some other crisis look as shiny penny a brand new crisis to focus upon And that that's my concern. We're going to burn ourselves out and say, Well, you know, there's nothing much to look at here. We've done Afghanistan all right? Yes, I Taurel said, you know, go watch an old movie. It'll justify why people die. Thanks for your call. Appreciated. Steve is in his car, Steve. Good morning. Stephen. Yes, I sent an email regarding this, but My first question is. Have you ever played the game? The Parker Brothers game of Risk? Yes. Okay, So you know when you open up that board Game is about world conquest. One world government and China has said this is what they want to do. Bush mentioned it. Obama mentioned it, It's in the Bible. Trump was against it. Um, why we're one While we're goofing around with all these social things China is expanding across the world. And The, um fall of Afghanistan is more encroachment. You know, China is going to end up taking over that place while we're goofing around. And finally, I just want to say, you know, I think our government has just turned against it. All these things that have happened are not accident who cuts off their pipeline who allows open borders who prints money that's worthless. Who brings the country to their knees. That's what our government's doing and the tech people and, uh um so that's the big world Picture. Afghanistan is just a small part of what's happening to it. What's going to happen in November? December when we're all locked in our houses again. And you know, China is just sitting there standing there, Palm waiting. You know, for us to be totally incapacitated when our airports are empty and our air fields are empty and our courts are empty and our interstates are empty. It's just the perfect time, you know, to strike and I know it sounds like some kind of conspiracy. But this is what they said. They're going to do And if you look honestly at what our government is doing to us Like they're all they're all part of it. And it's only leaving the remnants of, you know, conservative Christians and God to protect us. Steve got to go. Thanks for the call. Appreciate the passion 11 30. Now keeping you connected with the latest views. This is talk radio 6 80, wcbm and wcbm dot com..
"past saturday night" Discussed on 600 WREC
"And as we know President Trump had over 30,000. Excuse me. People show up for the rally in Coleman. This past Saturday night, and we're the only station by the way to bring this to you live as it happened, and President Trump introducing Mo Brooks as our next U s senator, Listen, and I have to say it. I just can't imagine him losing. He's got courage. He's an honest guy. He's an honest guy, and that gives them the courage. Your next U. S. Senator from Alabama Mo Brooks. Thank you, Congressman. Welcome in. I couldn't have said it better myself. Welcome back in. Well, I hope you both our SAGES in profit, Stein will tell the voters will make that decision. Of course, we're going to be up against some very powerful special interest groups. We're going to pour lots of money. Into this race, trying to make sure that we do not get a Maga candidate in the United States. Senate time will tell. I hope the voters will see through it all. Well, when you've got President Trump and everybody at our radio station pulling for you, it's going to be a tough one to lose. I think he's correct and that you will be our next U s senator. But let's talk about the rally. Obviously, you were there. You guys spoke both of you spoke How was it? Uh, backstage with other folks there. I know there were a lot of dignitaries. Every Governor Ivey was there. Steve Marsh. Was there talk about some of the things that most people did not get to see behind the scenes. Well, there was a lot of conversation a good time. Uh, President Trump. He had a long line of people who wanted photographs with him, as you would anticipate. Now. Part of that was fundraising for the Republican Party, and they did great raising over a million dollars. We also had our own little fundraiser aspect to the rally. We raised over a quarter of a million. So that was pretty good, very much appreciate citizens of Alabama coming to our support like they did. When, uh, President Trump spoken and you spoke as well, there was everything positive for the most part. There was a couple of times that President Trump He got bleeped, you know? Uh, but, you know, he's a colorful guy first, you know, but he also brought up the vaccine. And there was a Smith during a little bit of booing going on. Were you surprised about that here in Alabama? Hey, we have at these rallies. You have spirited crowds. And in every crowd. You have different people with different opinions and that goes with it. Yes, President Trump got booed a little bit. When he talked about vaccine and heck, I got booed a little bit, too, when I was trying to get people to focus on the 2022 2024 elections. A lot of people want to stay with the 2020 elections and fix that problem, and I would love to be able to fix that problem, but we also have to understand. Also have to understand. That we've got an election cycle, and we're already 40% of the way through it. And that's that's a critical one. Because we've got to capture the house in 2022. We've got to capture the Senate, and we've got to direct that big stop sign to the socialist agenda. Yeah, You're right. Everybody is still a lot of people still focused on what happened in 2020 how the election was stolen. We gotta fix it. We've got to find ways to bring people accountable to this. But you're absolutely right. Moving forward. Is more critical than than getting, you know, that brought up again in 2020. That's past its in the rear view. We gotta do both. Yeah, no, I agree to be both. We need to try to fix the problem with the voting machines if possible, and hopefully the legislatures will do that, too large degrees. But, gosh, the 2022 elections. As I said, this cycle, we're already 40% into it. Those elections are right around the corner, and we cannot afford to not win big in 2022. It is critical that the midterm swing back with some control going to to the conservative Republicans, because if we continue in this direction here, it's just outrageous. Now, when you introduce the president You brought him up And you hear this? A lot of times, Ladies and gentlemen, your next You know, whatever it is senator, vice president, President. The return of President Trump did Did he give you a little hint backstage that he's made up his mind to run or is that just you hoping and wishing and Expecting. President. President Trump has not told me what he's going to do in 2024 whether it's going to run for reelection. Personally, I believe that the decision had to be made today that President Trump would run for election in 2024. I was making sure the crowd knew that I want him to run. And that's why I referred to 2024 as the second coming of President Donald Donald J. Trump. I think you're right about that. And it also gave President Trump a nice little boost of energy hearing that crowd respond to that possibility that there's no question about it that, uh, he would be welcome back with open arms and I gotta tell you, I I like the President Trump Vice President. The Santas ticket in 2020 for Trump steps down after that, and doesn't run again, obviously And then de Santis can comes in and then is re elected for a second term. So the next 12 years I've already got sewn up in my mind What I think's going to happen in the White House, so hopefully this will come to fruition. Stay with us. Congressman. I want to talk to you a bit more about the debacle with what's happening in Afghanistan and also what this means for our southern border with the Taliban back in control, now more with.
"past saturday night" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"I do think the Cowboys have to have some concern about this. As you said, How do you know it's not going to act up again? And how do you get ready when you're not throwing that high volume of passes? And they've got to build back up to that. Here we go. Another week of talking about with a lot of people continue to talk about Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. But that was NFL insider Shereen Williams. Good morning from our Mercedes Benz, the plane of sports systems of land. Head coach Mike McCarthy said last week that if Prescott didn't play against the Texans this past Saturday night, he wouldn't be playing against Jacksonville this week, the last preseason game. Prescott didn't play on Saturday, although he looked good, they say in the warm ups, but that's not the same thing as you're going to face against the Buccaneers in week one, where Prescott is expected to play in the game, a lot of conversation about if he does hurt his shoulder again. Garrett Gilbert was expected to be the back of Gilbert, though. Didn't look that good Saturday. So Cooper Rush shaking advantage of all the time he got on the field plays more reps. You get more comfortably get those reps are precious whether in the game camp O T. A s wherever they are. More You get better you can become and so just looking forward to keep doing this. I don't know how much better you can get. Rush would end up being the team's number two guy if it continues on this. Journey, but all cowboy fans Oh, if it's Tim Garrett Gilbert Ben DeNucci, it's going to be a long, long season. College football. We're less than two weeks away from the beginning where a lot of people are still talking about the big 12. And what happens, going forward after we hear the story over the weekend, the Penn State's athletic director, said that the big 10 feels like it's in a really good place as they explore an alliance with the EC and the Pac 12. I cannot wait for the explanation. Next week when these commissioners get together about why they left out the big 12. That's where all this began. Uh, the SEC allegedly rated the big 12. But these guys are not backing them up either. College football insider Paul find bomb after Texas and Oklahoma both leave the big 12 or will eventually leave. What is he saying there? Steve? Is he saying that the Texas No. You What do you say is he is he is not backing. Yes, he's saying that you guys were talking about expansion and why haven't you included schools like TCU and Baylor in Texas Tech in this conversation? Everybody's just kind of thrown him too. Play that again to curb play that again if you don't mind any, but I cannot wait for the explanation next week when these commissioners get together about why they left out the big 12. That's where all this began. Uh, the SEC allegedly raided the big 12. But these guys are not backing them up either talking about this meeting that's going to come up this week with those commissioners. Eighties, presidents from The Pac 12 the Big 10 and didn't these guys who are these elections talked about, he said, talking about this. These guys are these guys as the rest of the commissioners. I think because they're not backing up the big 12, but what he's but for him to say these guys allegedly Right, Robert? Big 12 bold. There's nothing allegedly about it. They did. You know? Yeah, they I mean, Oakland, Texas left the room. They ended up They blew up the big 12 and because of the egos of those two schools, and those two leaders, cities like Waco and Lubbock and still water and Fort Worth are going to suffer. And that's on them, don't you as a conference? They'll have to go. Hey, what the heck were we doing sitting on our hands? Why weren't we the ones being proactive and going and saying Join us before somebody tries to blow us up? Who are you going to get out of the sec to come to the big 12? Are you going to get out of the Pac 12 becoming the big 12?.
"past saturday night" Discussed on SI Boxing with Chris Mannix
"I knew because this is not the first time we have had score bad scoring in boxing. And stalag this lab right. They're not the first time. When was the last time you split. What is the last time. You've seen a significant show where there wasn't some example a bad scoring on the guard. I mean if you let's go back. Let's go back to this past saturday night. Where that which. By the way kudos to showtime the match and the and the matchmaker involved with the fights winter training. I thought to. I disagreed with two of the three decisions now. The first decision iphoto lean won the fight by couple of points acknowledge. Eight knowledge was a competitive closed. Fight and there's disagreement. So i i don't think they got it right. I feel bad for him. But i don't think they got right now in the main event. I don't think it was a draw. I think i know who won the fight. That's what i immediately tweeted at the end of the fight. I just watch this. I know who won. I'm afraid of what i'm going to hear. Okay well the draw and the one point for. I don't know how you give a ten round honestly to the charleston that round because there was around charles was held up by the ropes and arguably that was a mac that but put that aside. It was a reasonable enough decision for that judge to make and neither one of those wars was inappropriate. I can see how you could watch that fight and thought. Charlie landed the bigger blows. Charlie hurt the other guy twice in the fi. I it's you know there's an awful lot of of subjectivity in scoring general so i am not willing to castigate a judge for score. I happen to disagree. And i disagreed with but that one score was completely incredible indefensible and makes you wonder why makes you wonder why and the problem with the the scoring. That is so often. Atrocious with there is almost always a card. That's absurd is it makes you wonder why. And it goes to what i've been saying for the better of twenty five years that the whole system of judging needs to be fixed the whole system where there's no standardization of expenses accommodations. Nothing where the ratings organizations are involved. In the selection process of judges were judges attend conventions adhere the agendas of sanctioning organizations. That are paid on the basis of a percentage of the fighters purse. So that there's always a nate animus toward the fighter who's the with associated with the bigger money promoter or the bigger money platform or or the fighter being the star himself. That's the cash cow and and the whole system is corrupt. It's not corruption in a criminal sense of a lot of what's going on right now is within the rules. You know why there are no rules. There are no rules. And that's why. I mean it's not criminal behavior. People are taking advantage of system that's inherently flawed. That's that's a big issue. Here's the other way. Let's take hold on. Hold on you. But i want to talk about that system for a second because the system is completely fucked up it. Is it for people. That don't know boxing. Judges are effectively. Employees of the promoter but promoter. Flies them to the event put up their expenses pays for their fee..
"past saturday night" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"What's this? Uh, There's a number here for that. Right? You give me a tall lessons. Yeah. On any. I'm mad at you. It's not for you, then just walk away. Don't worry by there, huh? I mean, he raises a good point right shortly. Does that That was the same guy who had the greatest Golden Globe speech in the history. Do you remember right Before the pandemic, he came out at the Golden Globes Ricky Jervis. It gave the speech. Where he told everybody in the audience. They were awful. And just in case you think you're the exception. Audience member Remember you were friends with Harvey Weinstein. Every one of you kissed that guy's ass. By the way, Do you remember that little comedy show? That was, uh, not that long ago. I think it was just past Saturday night. Operation Comedy Therapy 2021. Yeah, A guy named Craig wrote an email and he wanted to know Kenny. Was. Was that the inaugural comedy show? No. Because we've had about almost a dozen of those over the that was from Craig. I get white. Craig's doing that. No, we've had a lot of operation comedy therapies. Are you sure you do? It started off. I'm proud to have worked for the Walton and Johnson show for a long time, but I first started doing those comedy shows on the weekend. Um When I had a late night talk show on the weekend here airing on our flagship station and little by little, I was finally able to convince John and Steve that it was cool. Maybe Craig should have asked, was it Your first annual or your inaugural? No, No, no. Again. I get what he's trying to do. No, I get what he's it's Craig. Yeah, Yeah, screw crew. You remember, Craig? I mean, I remember. Okay. You just didn't act like you remembered great well, but the the joke would have made more sense. If it was the first comedy show. We've done a lot Well, he didn't know if it was or not. It's the first annual inaugural since the pandemic ended, Okay, but but the the Craig sucks. Comedy festivals coming up next month..
"past saturday night" Discussed on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani
"Well hello there once again. Everybody and welcome back to a brand new edition of on to the next one. Yes we are back after a week off from the program since the ufc. And bela tor were both off last week. And there's so much going on in our lives that we decided you know what i think. We should take a week off as well but now we're back very excited about that because we missed you guys and we're going to be discussing the what's next coming out of. Ufc vegas twenty eight. Which went down this past saturday night. I mike heck and joining me. Once again. is the co host the coal matchmaker. The best friend reunited and it feels. Oh so good. Alex kelly the prince positively joins us. How are you buddy. I'm great. i'm great my my best friend. I definitely enjoy doing shows again this week with yourself of course and jose in casey and all that i definitely enjoy you know getting to write about you. See stuff for the readers for the listeners. But i did not enjoy watching the ufc again. As much as i thought i would normally normally all takes a week off from see again. There was no excuse me there was no bell tower. There was no Pflp week off from big north american. Promotion ma And so. I thought i'd feel a lot more like jazzed. Up about saturday's card wants it started because even in the previous kinda like i don't know how excited about the car but inside mike and inside i was like no wants. This card starts once i see claudio place and jordan lebanon that cage. I am going to be just super excited. And it never. I don't know if there was any point in the night where ever hit that level of like Yes i'm cruising watch and fight him. I'm feeling good. It was a little bit of a slog. Goes a little bit of a slogan that for fourteen fight card some uneventful decisions. It was a slog. I was like all signs are pointing like i was. I was really afford to woodson salal. That was pretty gritty fight I was obviously looking forward to seeing men fewer back in there but like all signs are pointing towards ponsonby overseas by which will talk about in a moment because that was great and the follow up from that. Like just and i'm not trying to sound like a jerk. Because i respect anybody gets an octagon but the middleweight fight after that. Just suck the life out of me at that point because i was just so jazzed up but it is what it is but real quick ak no-show recording this past sunday how did you. How did you spend your sunday off. What did i do. So i probably watching the nba playoffs. I think that was one of their there. Were still lives first round. So i think there were still doing like four four games in a day so i think i just i just buckled down. I watched at least three of the four games and just just washed myself in my my other favorite sport professional basketball. It's interesting it's interesting. You know know. The celtics were in the playoffs in the first round. I said they got knocked out. So you at least some some rooting interest there. It's interesting when your team which has been for the raptors. I'm talking about contending for so many recent years isn't out and obviously being in the playoffs. Better than anything. I i would rather be an eight seed and get swept my team not make the playoffs. Which sounds stupid but But the next best thing is having no playoff stress again watch enough stress about i. Just enjoying the chaos. That is the best place i. I'm pretty sure that's what i did last night. It's all a blur now so long ago. I know it was a long chaotic weekend for me. It's honestly been one of the most chaotic weeks. I've had in a very long time. I now six days with the new pooch he's been great. I will say the wake ups are much earlier. There's some things. I need to get used to with little shiloh. But he's been a wonderful addition to the family. he is now the official mascot for onto the next one. It's just like your kid. It's like when you had a kid again so you know neither growing up near kind of going through that like adjusting your sleep schedule again for new members of the family right. So you've been through. This guy did this before i just. Maybe those days are over at least sleep till like six thirty this morning so i was very appreciative of that but any who it is time. Shiloh michael heck. I cannot remember. Which does your dog actually have a legal middle name His tag should be here soon. They'll say shallow. Mike and i will say this. I am not egotistical. Enough to throw my middle name in there. This is my kid's name for him. He it's grace's middle name so he decided you know what i'm gonna give my middle name to the dog. Well i've never been a pet owner but someone told me that all pets pets have middle names. Right like the illegally. Do they legally have to have no names. I have no idea or they have to have last names. Maybe that maybe that's what threw me off. Someone's saying like you know when you go to the vet when you go to the ben stuff like that there is a registry if if anything just kind of separate all the all the shiloh is are all the you know benji or whatever i think. They do have other like microchips. Well that's okay. So i guess it technology advance but that's nice. He has a full name. I will. I will do my best mike to remember. I am terrible remembering my friends. Pet's names are you. Would you be offended. If someone doesn't remember your pet's name. No i know okay. I'm good with kid. Names mostly like who meets him will remember him. Because he's a sweetheart like he is the talk of the town right now everyone who meets him issues. Like wow like. How long have you had this dog for. Like four or five days and just like blown away because he's so cool each loves everybody. It's great. i'm i'm afraid of dogs. I don't know if i've said this on the air before. I'm afraid of dogs. But but i trust you that i would get along with your. I am thirty eight years old. This is the first dog i've ever had in my life ever ever been a big pet guy 'cause like it's not that i don't like them it's like i don't trust them but this one like once i met him like you melt in my heart and i just had a head to bring them in..
"past saturday night" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"The people so the they're not there now so no one's making money and then i get twenty dollars per person who get vaccinated. That doesn't even cover and half an hour our time. I'm just saying we're not making no money. There's no money be made. The rollout is is just similar to the testing. This is not an economic driver for people. This is about saving lives. And that's one thing. I do appreciate okay so that may be a boat. The boat yeah a myth and a bonus that these drug companies want to push these drugs instead of having people eat fruits vegetables and exercise and maintain healthy lifestyles. So maybe that that is something else that people can consider as that. Nobody's making you money. Ceo's are making billions of dollars. It's the stock market has got the stock market. Got these company's gotta be investing in that. I don't know anything about the stock market. 'cause i am a public health official but maybe i need to hang out with a finance guy so he could teach me something about the stock market because that whole game stopping have meet my head spinning. I try to read up on that. And i understood a little bit of it. I understand a little stock but the whole hedge fund thing is is really really very complicated in bacon backs and billionaires and then they stop it and they're talking about doing an investigation about that because robin hood which i actually have robin hood They start they stop you from being able to trade so that protects the little the the the rich instead of you know i. It's all complicated and stuff so So yeah krista saying a big farmers getting paid by taxpayers. Somebody's gotta be collecting money on this. I won't walk on the tax at the federal level getting paid. But it's not like they're getting paid and then charging for the vaccine but yes but the federal government is probably paying big pharma. Johnson johnson in in modern and all these other countries. They're not doing it for free. They're not doing it for free. No but there's definitely not What's the word that i wanna use. Say safe for example. The the federal government pay them for all these vaccines for us and then they go and turning to charge us to also buy these vaccines and then we go and then bill you. That will be insane. That's so to me you know reciprocating dipping. It's not happening. So i can back. I can buy that. But i can't buy that. These companies are just doing it for somebody has to pay for the vaccine against so again. So so yes it. Okay i don't want to belabor that point so they're they're getting to got to be getting paid from this. They gotta be getting paid out. Guess indirectly by the people not directly when you come in to get your backseat when you walk in. You won't have to give you to check. So the government is paying is paying johnson johnson madonna and other companies that you're hopefully be approved. Right now is pfizer. Madonna or the other boost up their their Johnson johnson dare Other vac medical. Think that supply or madonna or visor. Or you know you. Suddenly the your bill for something else will go up because they had to pay for that so so somewhere along the line and i'm totally convinced that rose and saying that we pay for by future future taxes. The the for for going restaurants goes up everything they eventually don't prices go up because they're in dire need of customers to eat. Their prices went my double double. I worked for his for a i. I don't eat meat. So i gotta beyond burger londoners restaurants. Seventeen dollars seventy dollars for for along with that. You can get two packs of those like at the grocery store exactly seventeen dollars for a plant based berg for plant. I'm sure right good grill meat. They do taste like real meat deal. I'm hungry. I haven't had dinner well. I haven't had upstairs so i'm gonna on mine is already set to go So give us your best pitch we we. We give best pitch as to convincing people. We've heard we've heard the you're your your your spiel. There i was i was i was reading something a little bit earlier. Talked about that the best way to convince people try to hear what they have to say. we give us your best pitch. If you're you run into a starch person that has just anti vaccine. They're worried about their kids. Oh speaking of anti vaccine people are of these anti vaccine won't get vaccines because they think about the kids get autism and all that kind of stuff you ever deal with any of that kind of stuff. Kids can aggravate anita right now. So on the vaccine is four sixteen in over eighteen over so we haven't had a lot of parents. That appearance vaccine advocates advocating against it. In said we've been accidentally inning inquiries about on when kids getting back to needed on so it's been interesting to destroy getting those questions. I think for me My message for our viewers and thank you so much for participating in In being part is conversation. I was on a vaccine to be Just this past saturday night. I think we text each other. That night That i was like on a panel and in the vaccine the vaccine was with Faith leaders of the seven day of the event is and there were a lot of those that were pro natural so it was like natural. Kathy doctors clinical doctors and then my public health background. And what's what's really interesting. And i try to keep my focus and i'll do the same here as well is that For me is that we want to be able to provide you the information that is That is best understood for you to be may be able to Make your own decision. You can outweigh the rescue can determine whether this is something that is for you or for a family member and if you chose not to. We asked his. Please continue to be vigilant in bombing. The necessary precautions even if you get vaccinated the same message goals until we be builds. Some herd immunity. And of course. I'm going to ask you to consider getting vaccinated give us a call. You can call us at eight seven seven nine one eight two four or you can visit the website at covid. Nineteen dot newhaven c. T. dot gov and you can always can always put my contact information in the czech rou because if anyone has any questions or you wanna.
"past saturday night" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Lucky three w Y PC Mobile news on the level on the go one step closer. I'm Kirk Darling, Here's what's trending at 11 30. Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buddha judge has been confirmed as transportation secretary by a Senate committee. The confirmation now needs the full approval of the whole Senate. It's not clear when that vote could be taking place Buddha judge went before the committee last week in which he said that the climate would play a big role in his plans for the department. President Biden seems to have had a productive chat with Russian President Fox is Tony J. Powers. Yesterday's call between President Biden and Russian President Putin included an agreement to extend the new start. Greedy. It's the last remaining nuclear arms control pact between the countries, and it's set to expire next week. The treaty limits each country to no more than 1550 deployed nuclear warheads and 700 deployed missiles and bombers. Daniel J. Powers. Fox News. I'm Kirk darling on the level on the go and on w Y B C calm. You are back with Mark and Rob and what this is two days in a row. Now that I have introduced a Spartz story, it's the mock show on 10 70 the fan. Coming soon. This story has to do with college basketball, and specifically Duke University who has a not so nice coach. Mike Cisovsky. What you said they call him Coach K. Yes or you are on point sports fans around the world are hearing this going. My God, the knowledge this woman is spewing its incredible right by the way that is a very polish name. And if you were pronouncing it as a Polish person would it's actually Chev ski ski. No shoves Schelsky, right. It's just you like added a whole bunch of concepts. Perhaps he does, too. On. But that's how he pronounces it in America, but that the actual pronunciation would be chef ski for the seven people under Iraq who don't know who this guy is. He's probably the greatest certainly college basketball coach. Maybe greatest all around college basketball coach ever. He's won multiple national championships, multiple gold medals. Hey, is he's been a Duke for what? 34 40 years Now He's the gold standard of of coaching. So what you're saying is he's kind of a bitch. Deal. Yeah, he's the deal. He's the deal and actually got his start as an assistant for Bob Knight. I was e didn't know that s O. Okay, so he's been a Duke forever. He's obviously run a very successful college basketball program. But he apparently did not have a good night this past Saturday night, and so there was a game against Louisville, which they lost. And this puts them in a little bit of danger when it comes to the whole tournament, and there is a student reporter at Duke. His name is Jake Piazza. He is. He is a reporter for the student run Duke Chronicle. And so in the after game presser hey was able to ask a question and I was not expecting to be treated by Coach K. Quite as he Woz take a listen to the exchange. Okay? I'm just curious. Is that what the next step forward here is for the team as you guys move into another week about your book? Why don't we just evaluate this game? I'm not into What our next step forward this right now We just finished the hard fought game. I don't know if like when? What? What was your major? What's your major and Duke? What's your hardest? Quite fun. Okay, so say you just had the toughest e con test in the world And when you walked out, somebody asked you What's your next step? Uh, you said, I mean, except you have some empathy and, yeah, just give us time to evaluate this game, and then we'll figure out just like we always try to do. Mm hmm. So question. Does he smile like ever or he's a pretty intense guy. Okay. He is a nicer version of Bob Knight. But I mean, he was a Bob Knight protege, but he doesn't. He's not a lunatic like like night wasn't he Wasn't he wasn't sticking, soiled toilet paper in a player's face or throwing potted plants across the room, But he's an intense guy. He's look. He's the all time Let me tell you because this it sounds horrible, right? And it is. His response is But he's the all time winning US college basketball coach. He's won over 1000 games. He 73 years old. He's missed the tournament One time in the past, I think, 34 5 years and it seems, thinks this year his team stinks in a year where it's her. There's horrific challenges in terms of coaching and conducting college basketball. He's mad. They just lost a game and Let's be honest, A guy of that level doesn't see the student newspaper or anything related to students as a legitimate organization doesn't mean he's right. It just means on the upper echelon. He's going to treat a question from ESPN or Sports Illustrated different than the student newspaper. And he's probably sent there after he's just got his behind handed him gone. I'm not gonna take this from this. This kid was a perfectly normal question to ask. I'm not. I'm not disputing that, and his answer was not Right, but in the annals of probably worst things he's ever said or Mattis he's ever been. It's pretty low. It's just everything's viral now, like Bob Knight said, Ah, 100 things worse than this and press conferences, and many of them are legendary. And we look at him now and laugh at him. And they're hilarious. It I didn't get his blown up a zoo. This is some people what it was a kid if he'd said it again, ESPN or Sports Illustrated Know what nobody would would have thought a thing of it. And so I don't think this is a big deal. Some people do, but it's all over. It's absolutely everywhere. I mean, you know if it's a story that I bring up that it's gotten, it's no longer just in the sports realm. It's It's what is so offensive to you about it because I look at it like, okay. Okay, so this kid wants to clearly be in journalism of some sort. He's learning a very quick lesson that a lot of these people at the top are kind of a holes and dealing with them is not always pleasant, and sometimes they're gonna throw it back in your face. I feel like the kid learned a valuable life lesson, which is what College supposed to be all about I listen..
"past saturday night" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I thought the absolutely benefited from the officiating in this game so to get upset about this where your quarterback makes quite frankly ju just a really poor decision and forces a throw up the scene. That is probably not going to get completed anyway. Maybe you say okay. It should have been an ended in an interception but it was not going to be a good player for the titans. I dunno it just seemed really petty and and disappointing to hear him sort of railing on the officiating of all things in this game. Yeah absolutely yeah the. Aj brown touchdown. He clearly extended his left arm. So a flag was warranted. But okay. so if you're not gonna call that play then it makes sense. You're not going to call whatever variable thought might have happened on the marcus. Peters khalif raymond interaction. yeah. And even that i mean i still just don't think even if you're calling a tight i just don't think it was anything that would resemble the penalty on that and i feel name sometimes you sir. What are it's an emotional game. You get you get fired up. I'm sure he didn't like the raven stopping on bear painted grass after they had yelled at each other about The titans stopping on the ravens painted grass earlier. This season That's just that's just the way it goes an unlikely rivalry it is. It's pretty cool though. And if you are one hundred twelve years old like i m you remember well these old You know steelers oilers and then steelers titans type rivalry games and so it's nice to nice to get the titans started involved in this and There's there's sort of a faux. Afc south team. As far as i am concerned they belong in the afc north and they they should have these games with with these afc teams all the time. That's totally fair as far as the ravens go. They go to buffalo saturday night. In what is going to be a mind blowing up performance and because we're all so amped up for it'll probably disappoint. It'll be like six to three game or something like this. Lamar jackson versus josh allen. They played last year. lamar jackson obviously was in the midst of an mvp season. Josh allen was not quite at the level. he's at now. But see these two young quarterbacks go at it will be just just kind of wonderful yet Let's let's go back to this past saturday night with the the bucks taking on the football team in washington in the bucks do win this game. the the big thing for the bucks in this home was the offense line. Held up really well and you look at what they did to finish the season. It was good but it was also against a lot of teams. I don't have a pass rush..
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"On 7 60. W J. R. Nice to have you here with us. Steve Courtney taking care of business, and there is business to be had Michigan State under the direction of Tom Izzo going to Lincoln, Nebraska. This past Saturday night needing a win, they had lost three straight and by golly, they get 1 84 77 over those Nebraska Cornhuskers and joining us Now the man of the hour. Happy New Year, their coach, How are you? Happy New Year to you guys. It Z Yeah, I'm trying to look at it. We're one unknown until year, but you know it was a struggle at the end of last year. And, uh, No, that's the way it was. But you know, we played better, especially at times, got a big lead and then Didn't play it quite as well down the stretch, but I think we took a step in the right direction. Well, Aaron Henry said. This team goes in the Lincoln coach with one mission, and that was to get a win by any means necessary in Aaron Henry certainly contributes a career high 27 points in that victory. He just looked sharp. Well, you look sharp, but he did some of the things we had talked about, You know? Yes. He had a couple of threes, and that was Good buddy. You know, the important thing to me is you got to the free throw line five times. Rebounded decently. Very good defense. He, uh Well, we're trying to get him to drive it and go off to seat. He did a very good job of that. So he did the things that he's very capable of doing on a regular basis. It's now whether he can continue to discipline himself enough to do those things because he did a very good job in that particular game. I know something that brought a smile to your face time. That is offensive rebounds. I mean, absolutely huge, in particular in the second half Thomas Kit here with three of those keeping possessions alive. Yeah, that is big, You know, because for a while, we hadn't shot the ball. Well, now we shot the ball over 50%. That was encouraging. Didn't she did quite a swell from three but were forced to take a few at the end of Half from half court and shot clock stuff. So I did feel in general. We shot it better and when you shoot it better. Some of the reason is you getting offensive rebounds and put back kid here got him. Um, I would say that Josh Langford got a big one leak and You know those things mean you're being more aggressive and more like the way we play so It's been a little bit of a struggle in some ways, but I think we're Even in practice. You're starting to get our team back. And this week Goal was to get rocket. I mean, had nine points of the minutes he played and get him and enjoy a hoser going a little bit both very good players, So that's been some of our points of emphasis keeping some of the other guys Where they are and improving. Those two guys getting shots is the most important thing. Well, you had a vision to put the fine freshman AJ whole guard at the point. Um and he came through. I thought very well. Tom, five assists, four points, three rebounds to go along with two blocks your thoughts on his performance. Why did think for our first game? It was a good performance, you know, and We know what he can give us. You don't know. The important part is to continue to improve on the areas where Every freshman needs toe improve on and that would be, you know, defensively and Kind of figuring out when the goal when not to go, But for the most part, he has a very good feel for the game. As I said, like a Denzel Valentine ease kind of that kind of player. Um, in a in a poor man's role right now, But you know, Steve, we, you know, with Rutgers coming around the corner, it'll be. I think our fifth ranked team We've played already and I've got a season where we played three in the whole season, you know, so we understand where we're at a little bit. We understand that you're going to see a lot of teams go up and down, according to who they play Wednesday player But, boy, you can't argue with our leak. And yeah, it's a Lord's way better than we thought it was gonna be great. It's better than that. There's no doubt about it. I mean, look, there's no gimme. It seems in big 10 player that's for sure. And you know which leads to this question, Coach. You know, Here we are. Early parts of 2021 lot of lot of hoops to go by Now, I would imagine you have a pretty clear definition is to what your team identity is. Is it a little bit more difficult in this covert era to determine exactly where your team is at at this point? Well, it really is, and especially for me, because you know we had a change. You know, 23 positions and we're not as young there something is Kentucky or a Do you look at those teams? Their strokes? Look recently, just a couple days ago. You know Tennessee was playing really great. Know something? It Actually be pretty good at home by an Alabama team who nobody thought that much of it and I think you're going to see some highs and lows and teams according to who they're playing, and when their plane I'm you know, and All of a sudden, you're gonna go in streaks where you might play for in our league..