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A highlight from The Effectual Calling WSC #31
"Alright, today we start talking about sharing the gospel and as we start talking about sharing the gospel I want to talk about what the gospel is in as comprehensive a sense as I can talk about that. So that's probably going to be, that is going to be our first topic here. Alright, so let's, so when I do that I want to kind of do it not just according to my opinion but I want to do it officially, right? So in an official sense and so usually on this topic this is the way I start, something like this. Okay, I'm a Bible believing Presbyterian pastor, right? And so the comprehensive gospel that I want to give to you is what Bible believing Presbyterian pastors or Bible believing Presbyterian elders and deacons would all affirm, right? Okay and so then if I don't want to give you my opinion on something that is Bible believing in Presbyterian, how do I get something that would be Bible believing in Presbyterian that isn't just my opinion? Pardon? Okay, the catechism would be one place, right? So I would go to the Westminster documents, I'd go to the Westminster standards, the Westminster confession, the Westminster larger catechism, Westminster shorter catechism, the, or I could go to the three forms of unity that the continental churches use, right? And then when you do that, you would say, okay, this is what reformed officers believe or this is what reformed, yeah, I'll just say officers. So this is what reformed ordained men believe, right? Okay so then what I want to do is I want to find my definition of the gospel there. And I just want to do that just to say, if somebody says to you, what do reformed people believe the gospel is, then you're not just saying, well what Charlie Perkins believes the gospel is, but what you're saying is what reformed churches, reformed men publicly have always said, these are the things we believe, right? Okay, now with that, okay, so we're going to dig around in there and we're going to find a gospel presentation, right? Okay now as we do that, let's think about where we might look, okay? And as you think about where you might look, when you're sharing the gospel, when you're, if you're sharing the gospel. Pardon? That someone would believe, right? Okay, so you want to glorify God and enjoy him forever, right? Okay, and you're doing this in order that they might, the end might be that they believe, right? Okay, good, and so that's one way in which you could say, okay, and then what kinds of hints would that give us as to where to look? And then, all right, then, let's see. Good, all right. So then, one of the, or the place that I would direct you at that point would be the place where we see the Westminster Standards saying the end goal is belief, they don't quite say it that way, would be the Westminster Shorter Catechism question on what is effectual calling, okay? So let's look back in the back of the hymnals here, all right? And so I didn't write a page number down, so it's going to take me a second here to find it, but I'm looking for Shorter Catechism question 31. Okay, so that's page 970, page 970. Okay, now it says what is, okay, so now why do I say, okay, so here's another parameter that we might want to ask or we might want to say and to look at it this way. When the Holy Spirit preaches the Gospel, where do we find what that looks like? And one of the answers I would say that the place we find that is under this question, effectual calling. And therefore, if you want to proclaim the Gospel and you want me to proclaim the Gospel and you want to evaluate whether I proclaim the Gospel, then you would say, then, Pastor, you need to be on board with what the Holy Spirit's doing. Or congregation, I would turn around and say the same thing. Congregation, we want to be on board with what the Holy Spirit's doing, right? So if the Holy Spirit is giving a message that faith in Christ is the end point of that, right, that's the message that we want to be on board with, okay? So then, here we are, in effect, what is effectual calling? So then, all right, so now that you're there, I'm going to ask you to look over that answer for just a minute, and then I want you to tell me, okay, let's dig out some of the parts of that Gospel presentation that are listed there, right? So as you look at that, as this Gospel is going forth, what are some of the parts that you see there? Yes? Okay, so that there is a conviction, right? Now, okay, give me a synonym for conviction, convicted, right? In the old sense, in the old sense, or they would say convicted, today we would usually say something like convinced, okay? So to say that the person, right, so you want them, one of the steps in there is that they would be convinced, okay, good, all right? Yes, Jesse? Okay, so they have to be, so one of the parts of the message is going, now again, I'm talking about a comprehensive message, comprehensive message, meaning that we're trying to get as much of a Gospel presentation in as short a piece as possible, like in one catechism answer, that's what I'm looking at. So okay, so one of the things that a person has to be convinced about is sin, right, okay? Just sin in general, that oh, the world has got plenty of sin. They gotta be convinced that they're a sinner, right? That's usually, so when you're the army of God and you sense that hey, if I keep going down this path and I'm faithful to Jesus, at some point I'm gonna have to tell this person they're a sinner, and you can imagine that in your mind you'll say that might be interesting, let's put it that way, at a minimum, right, okay? So then, so okay, so we have to convince them, not we, but you know, a Gospel presentation aims convince to someone that they're a sinner, right? Okay, what else does it aim to convince? Yes, Cynthia? They have to understand what sin is to begin with. I mean, if they don't have a clue that they'll throw out steel or they'll, you know, tend to be in this, they haven't a clue what sin is. They can't change. Okay, excellent, right? So then part of that in opening it up is going to have to be, we're gonna have to tell them what sin is. I mean, some people are gonna get it, some people are gonna know, they're gonna have enough cultural background or they're gonna have enough Bible background, and some people are not, right? So some people you're going to have to actually explain what sin is, right? So if you go out on the street and you talk to a lot of people out in culture and they've never heard of Noah, it might be a good, you know, it might be that hey, I might have to to say hey, let's talk a little bit about what sin is, right? So you might have to do that, right, excellent, okay, Frank? Okay good, so that kind of question, do you think you're a moral person and what do you think, what Cynthia was mentioning, that you're a sinner, right? That yes, do you think that you're a moral person and okay, yes, now that's a little bit ahead of where I'm at, but that's one way to get at it, right, good, okay? So going back to the question, okay, so you're convinced, what you're hoping from a gospel presentation is the end will be someone is convinced, someone is convinced that they're convinced of, yes, I'll ask Kevin. Okay that they need to be saved, now the question doesn't quite use that, right, but that's yes, they need to be saved, right? Okay so if they're a sinner, okay, Paul? Yes so what I meant was the question just didn't use that vocabulary of saved, but the question does use the concept in saying to be saved means something bad, you must be in a bad situation, right, just kind of like I said in the sermon, that you must be in a bad situation first off that you have to be delivered from or that you have to be transitioned out of, right? And okay, part of that bad situation is sin, the second part of that bad situation is misery, right? Okay so what are some of the miseries, now just to, just so that we're defining that a little bit helpfully, what are some of the miseries that people have to be delivered from? Cynthia? I think people need to tell their story, they need the chance, the opportunity to say how they're living, what they're doing, what is wrong with their life, and then it's the kind of thing where, you know, if they feel convicted that they will get saved, but you even have to explain what getting saved is because they don't know what getting saved is. Good, okay, excellent. So yes, you're a couple of steps ahead of me, but you're right, you need to let people talk to some extent to help them to get to these pieces here in this question, right? Okay? Deb? Okay, good. So at some point, if you're going to talk to somebody about being a sinner, then you're going to have to talk about who God is, right? Because that's where you get the concept. Go, Rod? Yeah, I was going to say that there's a lot of good stuff in this answer, but probably the most important part is the knowledge of Christ, and we're going to be communicating who Christ is. Okay, good. So there's a, alright, so then there is a, you need to know sin, you need to be convinced of sin, you need to know misery, you need to be convinced of misery, and then you have to have your mind enlightened in the knowledge of who Jesus is. What's the relationship between those things? What's the relationship between Jesus and what's been revealed about him and our sin and misery? Yeah, he's the Savior. He's the one who delivers you, gets you out of that situation, and he's the one, when you look at him and the more you know about him, the more you know the state you've been delivered into, right? Okay, so then, alright, so then coming back to, what are some of the miseries that sin has resulted in? So sin is, I'll say that the relationship between sin and misery is that sin causes the misery. What are some of the miseries? Jesse? Evil done against us. Okay, there's evil done against us. Now how does sin cause evil? I'll take that as evil in the sense of people doing things that are hateful, okay? How does sin cause evil to be done against us? Okay, okay, so jealousy, so particular kinds of, alright, so particular sins in a particular person's soul cause hatred to come toward us, for jealousy, for instance, you mentioned, To manifest it some way, so there is, alright, so when we, alright, so let's expand that just a little bit. When you're describing or defining sin for someone, and remember, we're talking about this question is in the context of our statement of faith, so if you're defining sin for someone, what do we mean, what, how would you maybe categorize some sin or, okay, so one of the miseries that's of sin is that sin causes a separation from God, right? So sin is the cause of a separation from God, alright? Then if you're, now we've already talked about being enlightened in the name of, in the knowledge of Christ, so then you move from being separated from God, then what would Christ, what would be the, what would be the, if you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, what are you delivered to from your separation? Reconciliation, right? So there'd be this reconciliation that would happen, and that, and you understand that to be, to happen in Christ, so if somebody preaches a sermon that says you're alienated from God, and in Christ you're reconciled, is that a gospel sermon? Yeah, I think according to this definition, that would be a gospel sermon, right? That would be, that would be showing a misery, and it would be showing that misery, and it would be, and of course you want it to show how it is that Christ gets us from that misery to reconciliation, but that's one of, you know, that would, that would be a gospel sermon. Deb? I think one of the things that the Bible says is that sin is just an offense that you can get against another person. Sin is the offense that you can get against another person. Okay, so when you convince someone of sin, you're convincing them not just of the misery that it's against another person, but of the misery, there's another aspect of that misery where it's against a just and a holy God, right? So that would be a reason, that would be something that goes into that presentation, this comprehensive presentation that I'm talking about, right? That your sin is against God. That's part of the definition of it. That'd be one way to say it. Good. All right. Now, maybe, let me, okay, Cynthia, let me. I have always found that to be able to reference your sin with the Bible. Okay. And, you know, say, okay, this looks like something that is a sin. Right. What does the Bible say about it? And I think a lot of times you get people that don't know the Bible, don't know the book. You know, they know. At least, well, they can't find what they're looking for. Right. In which case, there's the magic of what those are. Okay, good. So, one of the ways you can convince somebody that something is a sin is take them through the Bible. Right. And say, here's how the Bible defines sin, you say a particular sin, okay, Kayla. Right. Right. Yes. Okay. Okay. Okay, so we started talking about works. So, let me, let me just talk about that for a second. Okay. Look at this question here. The question there, question 31. What is that answer, that sort of catechism question, answer 31? Where does works, the concept of works, appear there? Or where is it, where do you, where would it be a corollary of what's there? Right. With respect to what a gospel message has to have. Right from the beginning it says God has a work. Oh, okay. So, okay, so effectual calling is a work of God, alright. So, that's, that's one way to get at it. Now, let me just look at, just what's the, what are the aspects of the presentation? What aspect, what would have to be presented that has to do with works that comes out of that answer? Nancy. No, not, now I'm looking for like word, a word in that answer or words in that, a phrase, a word or phrase in that answer that would deal with the concept some way or another of works or be related. Pardon me? Okay, there would be, so Christ's works would be perhaps one way to get at it, right. So, if you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, then when you look at the answer, when you're enlightened in the knowledge of Christ, in the big context of this we would know that that means you have, it has to do with Christ's works. That's right. Okay, yeah. In the answer, so in the answer what it says is the Holy Spirit does this. He freely offers, right, and what does he freely offer? Just. Okay, forgiveness of sins is one aspect of it but now again I'm trying to root it back in this particular answer. What is freely offered? What's freely offered is Jesus, right. Okay, so what a gospel presentation has to have in it, it has to have some sin or some misery specifically being talked about, right. It has to have some way in which Christ delivers from that misery or that sin and it has to say that the offer to get you from here to there is that you need Jesus and he is offered to you freely. See that? So that way, now that covers, that covers that justification is offered to you freely. That covers that adoption is offered to you freely. That covers that, you know, all the things that God offers to you, he offers to you in Christ and they're all offered to you freely, right. So that would be the aspect I would look at with respect to works in that. Now did you want to go back to the specifics with respect to? Okay. Okay, right. So, yes, so we want, we, I must, we must offer Christ freely, right. Okay, good. Alright. One of the other words in there, one of the other actions it says is it's a persuasion, right. So you're persuading. So part of, part of persuading someone is, is you say this is a bad situation. You want to go to the good situation. That's just part of persuasion, right. Or there's lots of other aspects of it but you get that idea, right. Okay. Now, what does it say there that, okay, there's one, there's another component in there that belongs to the Holy Spirit exclusively, what would that be? If someone's going to, now, if this gospel presentation is actually going to save someone, what aspect of that answer is the Holy Spirit the ultimate power with respect to? Okay, so yes, some enlightening, yes, it would have to enlighten our minds. Now, what's the means by which that happens? Hopefully, some understanding with, that people are speaking, right, that people are speaking truth, that people are speaking what is morally right or morally wrong, right, those kinds of things. Some people are speaking propositions about who Jesus is, right, okay. God, God renews their will, right. Can I renew your will? I cannot renew you. Can you renew someone's will? You cannot do that, right. So in this context, when it's talking about what the Holy Spirit does, when the Holy Spirit presents the gospel, alongside of that, the Holy Spirit is the one renewing the will through this message, right, of sin and misery, of the knowledge of Jesus Christ, and of him being freely offered. Those components all there, and it's a, okay, good. Now, when we started this, we said, what's the end goal? The end goal, someone said, was faith in Christ. How does it, how's the end goal expressed in this answer? How do you know you, how do you know that the Holy Spirit, according to that answer, that you've gotten to the, you've gotten to the part where that person is saved, where they've been effectually called? Okay, they embrace Jesus, right. So they embrace Jesus, so how do you embrace Jesus? Can you embrace Jesus with your arms? By faith, you embrace Jesus by faith, right. Or, yeah, and so you're holding fast, so what you're being persuaded to do is see your sin and misery, see Jesus as the only solution, see Jesus freely offered as your only solution, and then someone says, okay, what do I need to do? The answer is, hold fast to Jesus, believe upon Jesus, right. Believe that Jesus is the solution to all this sin, all this misery. Understand why that is from the enlightening of your mind in Christ, and then embrace Him, right. Now it's a very, this is a very short answer, so there's a lot of things we'll have to dig out of that, but it's just trying to give you that comprehensive answer. The one thing I'd say is that the Holy Spirit does is He equates and enables us. Right. So it's not up to us to be equated and enabled us to do it. It's up to us to present the God and the Holy Spirit to do it for us. But in the end, it's all right to bring Him to this. Okay, so then the, so the enabling, who, it's only the Holy Spirit that can do the enabling, right. Okay, now, let's not talk about the gospel for a minute, let's just talk about anything. Can human beings persuade, do human beings use speech to try to persuade people? Yes. Okay, so when you are in a gospel presentation, is that a speech mode that is aimed at persuading people? Yes. Can, do you have the power to do that? Oh, yeah, I guess I asked the question wrong. You, do you, you have the power to enter into that conversation in a persuasive manner, right. Do you have the power to actually persuade the person, to move their heart so that they are persuaded? No, you don't have that power, right. But you, but the, but the, what's the word I'm looking for here. The form, literary one of the literary forms you could say, is that a gospel is in its literary form is a persuasive piece of literature, or it's a persuasive piece of speech, right. It's aiming at persuading, fully knowing that I don't have any power to actually move a heart to be persuaded. Is that, am I making that distinction well enough? David. Could it be that you're engaging in a speech act to simply proclaim, and is there, can you distinguish proclaiming from persuading? Could I, could I distinguish proclaiming from persuading? I, probably, probably not because I would, but, well, now wait a minute. Okay, yes, okay, I could. So, let me try this at least. So Paul says this, I came to you as a mother, right. I love you like your mother loves you. Now you have to state that propositionally, but that's not the fullness of that proposition, right. The fullness of, you could say I love you like your mother, but if you don't really love them like their mother, then you're, you know. So part of the gospel, so when someone persuades, if you've been exposed to like classical Christian education curriculum, right. So at kind of the pinnacle of that education, it talks about learning how to persuade people. Okay, now if I want to persuade you, I need to proclaim some things, I need to have the logic in place. But then the other two things I need is I need my character to reflect it. And the third thing that I would need in addition to my character is I would need the emotions. You're trying to get the rest of the, you're not just persuading the intellect, but you're also bringing the heart into it, right. So then that would be, so it wouldn't strictly be proclaiming, I'll say it wouldn't strictly be proclaiming propositions. Maybe I should just say it that way.
Fresh update on "perkins" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"I'm Anne this is our producer breaking news on wtop Montgomery County Inspector General has now launched its own investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and bullying by a school principal WTOP's Kate Ryan tells us the probe will not stop there Megan Lemarzi Inspector General for Montgomery County notified the County Board of Ed President in letter a that her office will carry out twin investigations one into the allegations of sexual harassment and bullying by school principal Joel Bidelman and another into the school systems handling of those accusations the school system recently released its own findings indicating that administrators knew Bidelman was under active investigation when he was promoted to serve as principal of Paint Branch High School since those allegations against Bidelman were made public his promotion the motion was revoked and he's been on administrative leave Kate Ryan WTOP News 332 now the Capitol Hill where we're following two big developments there today. Ukraine's President Zielinski paid a visit to Congress to renew his request to Congress for more military aid the same time House Republicans are reeling after failing to take a key step toward approving the defense budget WTOP's Mitchell Miller has today on the hill for the second time this week Republicans couldn't get enough support on a procedural vote to move toward consideration final of the 826 billion dollar defense bill on this vote the yeas are 212 the nays are 216 the resolution is not adopted that vote came shortly after members of Senate in separate meetings met with the Ukrainian president Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says lawmakers were told that Ukraine would lose the war with Russia if the aid is not approved now is not the time to take our foot off the gas when it comes to helping Ukraine but while there's bipartisan support in the Senate for billions in additional aid for Ukraine many House Republicans say they won't approve it complicating efforts to avert a government shutdown on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news well now Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is at the White House getting ready to meet with President Biden as he continues to make the case for more aid from the US to fight the war there and this comes on the day the United Nations calls the International Day of Peace but Ukraine was hit heavily by Russian airstrikes lots going on WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green joins us live on Skype with more JJ yes Sean the Ukrainian leaders reception on the hill was nowhere near as warm as the one he got last year in fact it very different he did however managed to get some of them to understand and convince them that the aid that he's been asking for and needs to defeat Russia will be efficiently used and effectively he convinced them that he has a plan to defeat Russia and that they are winning which seems to be bogged down in the south and eastern portion of the country but speaking of which today on the International Day of Peace that the United Nation dubbed has as this day Ukraine was hit heavily by Russian strikes from east to and west across the country which suggests and shows many that what they're asking for is absolutely necessary because some people died today and numerous people were injured in these strikes in Khursan in the country reporting live JJ Green WTOP news JJ so how is Ukraine responding to the attacks from Russia today well they have continued to shoot down the Shahed drones that Russia has been launching the air defense systems that they have are doing a pretty good job but still some of some down there is this concern about falling debris that kills and injures people as well so one of of the the things they're asking for is better long -range missile defense systems which will prevent these missiles and drones from getting there in the first place but they're doing the best they can today. Ann and Sean. All right WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green Volodymyr Zelensky has just gotten out of the and at the front steps of the White House to meet with President Biden the First Lady greeting Mr. Zelensky and his wife we'll have more on that coming up soon here on WTOP. Meantime some huge news today media in the landscape Rupert Murdoch says he'll step down as chairman of Fox and News Corporation. Murdoch is 92. Yesen Laughlin will take control of both companies in November. Rupert Murdoch created Fox News Channel in 1996. Syracuse University media expert Robert Thompson says Fox News corrupted the model for 24 -hour coverage making the network a destination for right -leaning viewers rather than just an outlet for breaking stories. It completely changed the calculus and the equation by which news was covered and ultimately by the way we perceived what was going on around us in the world. But Murdoch's influence has taken a hit in recent years because of the Dominion lawsuit over Fox News. Thanks for watching. Coming up in money news after traffic There are fewer job jumpers around here. I'm Jeff Claybaugh. And then we're going To to the circus the double D .T .O .P.'s Matt Kofax will take you behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil. It's 336. Hi, it's Julie Olavangy and Tony Perkins from News 4 today. And the best part of our morning is you. We love hearing why more of you wake up with News 4 today. This is the team that helps you rise and shine. The energy that you guys comes through the TV. The banter, the humor.
How and when to remove children from their homes? A federal lawsuit raises thorny questions
"A former Massachusetts family is hoping that a lawsuit will set a precedent for state child welfare agencies that want to remove children from their homes. Sarah Perkins says when she lived in Waltham Massachusetts last year, she took her three month old to a hospital emergency room for a high fever. She says when x-rays were done, doctors found a rib fracture and days later. We heard a knock at the door and it was armed police officers with several people from the department of children and families there to take our kids. Perkins says her son likely sustained the injury weeks earlier when her mother removed the baby from a car seat, he slipped and her mom caught him by grabbing one of his arms, still Perkins says it took her and her partner three months in about $50,000 in attorney's fees to have parental custody fully restored. Perkins and her partner are plaintiffs and a lawsuit alleging constitutional violations, including deprivation of parental rights without due process. I'm Donna water
Jason Whitlock: Disney Changed ESPN's Culture to Wokeness
"Now I've watched you on TV covering sports and culture for a really long time And one of the stories this week that I know you were all over was this JJ Redick Kendrick what I forgive me for Perkins I'm sorry I don't follow best what much anymore This fight they had over allegations that the NBA MVP award was being tainted by charges of racism And this happened on ESPN Jason and shockingly JJ Redick actually fought back I discussed it yesterday on my show What happened at ESPN Nobody knows this process better that better than you What happened over there Well Disney bought ESPN what 15 20 years ago and just completely changed the culture at ESPN and made it work and made it part of the culture war And then there was a time in the 2002 1010 where the website dead spin just really went after ESPN executives who wouldn't get on board with the woke leftist agenda and bullied the executives into getting on board with the leftist agenda And so ESPN's culture sports culture the left identified very early if they were going to win the culture war they had to take control of sports Sports is the number one thing on television The NFL is the number one show on 5 different television networks You're not going to win a culture war unless you control sports because sports is so powerful in popular culture the left figure that out They've overtaken ESPN the worldwide leader in sports and then they've used ESPN to impose those values and that agenda on the rest of the sports world
Jason Whitlock and Charlie Unpack Kendrick Perkins' MVP Comments
"Get your reaction to this back and forth. JJ Redick, who I always enjoyed watching JJ Redick at duke, great player, called out Kendrick Perkins for suggesting that Nikola Jokić, Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki only won the MVP because they were white. And now mind you, I've stopped watching the NBA a couple years ago. I might watch the playoffs here or there. I didn't even know who Nikola Jokić was until somebody told me about him. That's how disconnected I am. But Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. Now those were my guys growing up. And so I find this whole narrative to be repulsive. But good for JJ Redick. I'm sure he's going to get a call from Disney for speaking truth. Play cut 59. It is an honor to be on this desk every day. It really is. But what we've just witnessed is the problem with this show. Where we create narratives that do not exist in reality. The implication what you are implying that the white voters that vote on NBA are racist, they favor white people. You just said that. Yes, you did. Yes, you did. Yes, you did. That is exactly what you implied physical purpose. That is exactly what you applied. Secondly, hold on. Hold on. I did not call. I stated the facts. I stated the facts and you not about to sit up. We all know what you implied the other day. We all know what to imply. Hold on. I started a time. It's the fun. It's the first. It's the facts. Jason, is it the facts? What's going on here? So I know Kendrick Perkins, he used to appear on the show. I did for Fox Sports. Look, Kendrick is like a lot of athletes. They spend a lot of time developing their physical gifts and don't spend a lot of time working on critical thinking. And so much of their thinking comes from Twitter. And Twitter has convinced many of these athletes and many of the broadcasters on TV that racism explains everything, anything that they don't like racism is the answer.
Mexico Authorities Arrest Suspects in Murders of US Nationals
"All right, so let me get to this topic here at Mexico authorities arrest the suspect in the kidnapping and murder of U.S. nationals. And, you know, just kind of listening to the story as it unfolded. It seemed like this was an accidental or not accidental, but a misdiagnosis. Or a misidentification. I'm a read this article real quick, it's Mexico authorities arrest the suspect Tuesday alleging alleged ties to the kidnapping of four Americans last weekend leaving two dead after crossing the U.S. Mexico border. Jose Guadalupe with an inn, I don't know what that means. A Mexican national in his early 20s was guarding a small wooden house outside the city where cartel members held the Americans when authorities detained him. Authorities have not confirmed if Guadalupe is involved in the cartel suspect or suspected of kidnapping the U.S. nationals. shahid, I think a shaed, woodard, and Zendaya Brown. According to official Mexican Mexico's state officials, they discovered the victims kidnapped by a gunman and they were taking and I think they were killed instantly, at least at the initial stop. So it's interesting to see this happen. It's interesting to see how we respond to this, you know, this is everyday life in Mexico in my personal opinion and some of these states where they just killing and dealing. And they have no mercy on people they'll kill you they'll kidnap you they'll do all kinds of stuff to you. You know, I was seeing articles in years ago where they had a whole bus load of kids all killed and buried in a shallow grave. I mean, a bus, a bus full of kids. School kids at a school. They killed all of them, beheaded them and put them in a grave. On the side of the road,
Doocy Presses Jean-Pierre On Fighting Drug Cartels
"All right, ladies and gentlemen, I want to just point out lying gene pia, she lied, I heard rear end when it comes to fentanyl. And I have a clip of her line, 'cause I don't want you just to believe me. Let's roll a clip of gene Pierre. I think it's clip one. So cartels kill Americans on this side of the border with drugs. And now they're killing Americans on the other side of the border with guns. Why is President Biden so comfortable with cartels operating so close to the U.S.? Well, let's be very clear. Let me take on the drug part here because since you brought this up because of the work that this president has done because of what we've done specifically on fentanyl at the border, it's at historic lows. Historic levels that we have been able to record a number of personnel working to secure the border because of what we've been able to do. Seizing that fentanyl. We've done it in a historic way. That's because of what this president has done. I just talked about 23,000 federal agents that have been able to be that we've been able to hire and put at the border to secure the border. On top of that, historic sanctions going after traffickers and other financiers are helping disrupt fentanyl supply chains throughout their flow to the U.S. and we're really expanded access to treatments like that are saving lives. If you think about it, which prevent overdoses, expanding as our fentanyl test strips. And through the removal of the X waiver, anyone registered to prescribe control medications can now prescribe lifesaving medication to treat addiction. So again, we are seizing fentanyl at record historic levels because of what because of what the president has done to secure our border. Okay, I could not wait for her to stop lying.
Charles Barkley Slams Kendrick Perkins for 'Racists' Comments
"Let me read this head and I'm real quick. It says Hall of Fame basketball player Charles Barkley ripped into Kendrick Perkins, suggesting that race plays a role in the NBA MVP, voting when it comes to the Denver Nuggets, the center, Nikola jokic. Jokic, jokic. You know I'm from America, jokic. And the funny thing is the criticism that racist Kendrick Perkins had made mention of was he was criticizing yo kitsch. He was criticizing Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash. And the funny thing is is that none of them are white Americans. them. And it's funny because white Americans sit on the board of the voting for MVP and I don't have they ever voted for a white American to be of MVP of a basketball of the NBA. I mean, I'll say from starting from 1990 because he went since 1990 to the present day, there has never been a white American that have been, I voted MVP in the NBA. None. racist Kendrick Perkins is a complete maniac and idiot in my personal opinion. And it makes black people folks look bad. I mean, we look dumb. Sitting on TV, making all that money, and we trying to claim that white people are racist, yet the white people we claim are racist, vote for black people more than white people. And they vote for white people who are not American more than white Americans. So if anything, they're excluding white Americans from the MVP voting. But I'm going to play with Charles Barkley said and if anybody out there that's listening, if you can get me in contact with Charles Barkley, I would love to sit down and smoke a cigar and interview charged Barclay because I just really appreciate his perspective even though I don't agree with everything. I appreciate people that keep it real. And Charles Barkley, I know he live here in Arizona. I saw him at the airport one year, but I wasn't able to follow up with him. However, if you know him, I want to interview him and talk to him about this whole thing. But I'm going to play the clip from Charles Barkley. I don't remember which number it is, but let's roll clip two. I think I got it. Clip two. If only 5 white guys have won MVP in the last 30 years, that makes zero sense if argument. Zero sense. Because if that was the case, we'd have a lot more white MVPs. Those and it's a little short clip of what Charles Barkley said. I know he probably said a lot. I mean, in the article that I have here, and I'm not going to say these words on a radio, but he said, he's pretty sure that the other gentleman jokic, is that how you say his name? That jokic don't give a, you know what about these idiots on television?
Arizona Bill Banning Critical Race Theory in Schools Goes to Hobbs
"Arizona Bill has passed to ban not passed. It is past Senate and now has gone up to Katie Hobbs that you know what going up to her desk for her to pass. Now, since the Arizona Bill ban critical race theory in schools narrowly passing in the Senate, now it goes on to Katie Hobbs, this Katie Hobbs is the governor of the state of Arizona, the state that I live in and I'm very disappointed that she's an absolute nut. And she's not even qualified. She's like an immature woman baby. That's walking and woke. And we're going to see what she did with this bill. She considered the bill that it would be as sponsored, say, preventing schools from teaching critical race theory, Senate Republicans voted 16 to 14 to pass SB 1305 to prevent critical racial bias education plans. They sent it to Katie Hobbs desk. We'll see if Katie Hobbs actually do her job like she's supposed to because the people elected the Senate, the Senate came up with the bill so the government should pass the bill. If she got any sense whatsoever, and in my personal opinion, I think it's invaluable for us to consider never teaching critical race theory. You can teach history. You can teach black history. You can teach American history which black history is American history. But to teach kids, this theory that no matter what you do in life, no matter where you come from, no matter how many aspirations you have, you will never be able to maximize because the white man would never let the black man get a hand up.
May the Best Man Win
"I don't care what you could be in a wheelchair with no legs, and you can't even talk. If you can produce, then I want you to be in that position. Even if, you know, I don't believe in the homosexual lifestyle or anything like that. But may the best man win. In my personal opinion, I made the best woman win. I prefer people who are Christians. I prefer people who do the right thing. But at the end of the day, if you ain't a Christian and you can still get the job done, then I prefer the job getting done versus a religious person or a Christian person who ain't doing Jack. IE Mitt Romney, the Cyrus Mormon Christian on Planet Earth with no backbone, completely feckless. I prefer not to have him in office, even if a person was secular. They probably can do better than what Mitt Romney and some of these airheads who are in the Republican Party are representing. So let me just end it with this because I got to get to the break. I think Donald Trump is going in the right direction, but I would like to see Larry elder as his vice president over Carrie Lake Kerry Lake, I love you. I wish that you were the governor of the state of Arizona and I would vote for you again when you run.
A Donald Trump, Kari Lake Ticket?
"Donald Trump considers Carrie Lake running as his VP. I think that's the best. And let me just say this, right? There's two sides to this conversation that's two sides to my idea of this conversation. The one side is that who would I want? I want the baddest, the most conservative, boldest individuals running as president and vice president. Not only other side of it is that, you know, will it be too much of a polarizing ticket for these other people that just haven't caught up to speed with what's really going on in the world. So I think it's a tremendous opportunity for the red the red meat for the base because Carrie Lake is just as bold just as courageous as Donald Trump and I think that if you talk about somebody that take no prisoners, somebody that getting your face that'll take down a deep state, then Donald Trump on the male side is the dominant one and Carrie Lake on the female side is the dominant one. I really think that Carrie Lake could run for president and have a competitive chance over some of the other women that are in the race.
ESPN NBA Analysts Kendrick Perkins, JJ Redick in Heated MVP Debate
"Let me continue what I was saying. We got another clip, and we may have to shine, we may have to skip the first part of that clip because it's very similar. To the clip I already played. Oh, okay, so I play thing is down for a second. But I'll get to the clip here in a minute. But the gentleman Kendrick Perkins literally went on a racist rant. And so did Stephen a Smith. You know, I just, it's weird to me how black people can get on there and they can bad mouth white people as hard as they can. They can specifically say, hey white people, y'all shouldn't be doing this. And nothing is said nothing happens. There's no criticism. There's no nothing. White America y'all bet not do this. Now, just imagine if a white guy got on there and said black people, let me talk to y'all for a minute. Y'all bed and I used this as a way to talk bad about white folks. Because y'all black people need to not talk bad about my people. I mean, bro, he would get fired midair. They'll fire him while he's talking. They're literally writing his papers up and they will hand him his papers live on air and cut the stream.
How the Left Covers for Criminals
"These policies that sound cute to mindless non critically thinking people are getting people hurt, you don't need to broadcast to the entire state of Washington that we would no longer pursue if you're driving over a 100 mph. That can be a police intern. You know, we never put it out as a memo when I was on the Tucson police department. But we didn't pursue people for certain crimes in the city limits. If you're outside city limits, man, your butt is ours. But in the city limits, if you haven't committed an act of violence against another person, meaning a felony, crime gets another person that was violent if it was just property damage that was felonious, then we wouldn't chase you. But the criminals didn't know that. They thought we were chasing any day of the week all the time. But when they get woken, they start doing this fake transparency stuff, they get people killed. If a person knew that the police officer would pursue them, they probably wouldn't be driving a 110 mph, 111 mph. And if the police can't pursue them, they'll be able to stop and pit maneuver them and prevent them from killing people.
2 Children Dead After Democrat-Backed Law Prohibits Police Pursuit
"Two children dead after Democrat back law prohibits police from pursuing suspects driving a hundred, a 111 miles per hour, Washington sheriff sounds the alarm on the Democrat backed law that Barr's police officers from certain vehicular chases after two children were tragically killed by a suspect driving more than a 100 mph. Now, let me just read the quote here. It says, I've been doing this. I'm going on 27 years. I have never seen anything like this in my day and age. He told and I believe this is sheriff, had told the person from the news. He says, I like to think in western Washington state. We did a pretty good job prior to this legislation of managing our police pursuits, but when the politicians and Olympia got involved and changed the way we do business, it's just not working out.
Homosexuality and Religion
"It's funny how these African leaders are clearly opposed to homosexuality in their country. They want nothing to do with it. And they are against it. And in you know, I think this is my thoughts about it in America, and I move on to another topic, but I just really think that people should have the right to disagree. They people should have a right to say, I don't support homosexual behavior. People should have a right to say, I do support homosexual behavior. And matter of fact, I want to go and be with a man. That's something. People have the right in this country to do both. If you want to go marry a man, people should not hurt you. You know, to be honest, people shouldn't even really care. Unless you start to deal with the religious aspect of it, if you marry a man marrying a man, you can't be a pastor. That's against the Bible. You can create your own religion and he can do whatever you want to do. But you can't be following a religion following Christianity claim you're following Christ because if you ask me, it's a fraudulent organization that you run it. If you say you follow Christ, but then you're doing exactly the opposite of what Christ is doing, but you claim it to be a church and you're taking people's money every month. You're a fraudulent organization and that should come to an end. But in America, not every institution is a Christian institution. I wish it was, but it's not. And I think that people should be able to live whatever life they want to live, just like in a kingdom, or just like in life, God created men and gave us free will. So if you want to send your whole life and do whatever you want to do, that's fine.
How Much Longer Can We Give Ukraine a Blank Check?
"I don't understand why we giving money to Ukraine at this point. All right, we gave y'all enough bro you on your own. How long are we gonna fund you guys in a war that you ain't gonna win? And then how are you gonna get mad at Vladimir Putin? If the rose will reverse and that was the United States and they were encroaching on the United States through, I don't know Hawaii is something I don't know. What would be a because there's an actual physical border there. They were encroaching through out of something that's connected in Canada, just say they were invaded Canada and Canada turned on us. And now they're encroaching through Canada into northern United States of America. And we're just going to sit there and let them take over and do it. No, we will be fighting too. We'll have beef too. I don't understand how, as a country we just, we're just living through these smoke smoke and mirrors.
A Thank You to Joe Biden
"All right, I want to talk about Joe Biden real quick and I said this in a teaser, I want to thank Joe Biden for all that he's done against this country. I mean, for this country, and I want to tell him that I support him in his 2024 run. Yes, that's right. I hope that he runs and I would donate money for him to run. So Donald Trump can sweep him under the rug like grandma due to dirt after the barbecue. Joe Biden is the worst president in United States history. The cabinet that he has is the wokest most ridiculous cabinet that there is. Nobody in there know how to do anything they're supposed to do. They all woke. They got Pete booty snitching there. He don't know nothing about transportation. He has no idea what's going on. It's just because he's gay. And then the other person is trans. I don't even know what this person is doing. You might as well still be a man. If you're gonna still look like a man with a wig on. Okay, listen, that is absolutely in my opinion disrespectful. For you to say, I'm a trans woman and you don't even put no effort in to look like a woman. You look like me, I say that. Lord help me Jesus, I want to be right by you. It bothers me that these people do this stuff and they just spit in our face and trying to embarrass our country.
Kendrick Perkins Says Racial Bias Plays Role in NBA MVP Voting
"Kendrick Perkins. What's this guy's deal? I'm not familiar with him terribly much. He was a subpar NBA player and he's above average broadcaster, but he does, this is not abnormal for him to do. And he is not white. That is correct. All right, so take a listen, cut forward to this guy's very upset because a white guy may be in the running here. Got 14. JJ, I need to know. Is the uchu Wally or is it one mic? I need to know when it comes down to the criteria moving the gold post for the MVPs because I understand you and the analytics. I understand you are a story you know the game of basketball, but I went and did a little research myself and since 1990 has only been three MVPs. That wasn't top ten in scoring that one letter ward. The whisky, Steve Nash, and yogurts. Now with all, what do they have in common? I let it sit there and marinate. I'm just trying to see, you know what I'm saying? When I walk into the club, do I need my J zone or is it a dress code? Do I need to put another, you know, a church shoes or some red bottoms or I need a note. Is it uchu Wally or is it one might? Like, what's the criteria when moving the gold post for certain players to win the MVP? I need to know. Because it seemed about the gold post move every single time where we want to push it out there, this particular pill that we want to win every piece 'cause we all know in 2006 when Kobe was averaging 31 when the Lakers were the 7 seed and the roster that he had compared to Steve Nash and Steve Nash won his second consecutive MVP in 2006, was he really supposed to win that? Was he really supposed to outdo COVID that year? I'm just trying to figure it out, bro, I'm trying to get on understanding what's the criteria why the goal posts move for certain players is the utility or is it one might carry on? So this is
"perkins" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"That's a bridge that you never want to burn. You know what I'm saying? That's one of them lawyers. You don't find them often. Yeah, I will ask you about that championship season because the thing about it was y'all weren't good and then the trades happened and now suddenly you were the best team in the NBA. So like, what's it like adjusting for you? 'cause I always worry about those young dudes who take a lot of losses early because you get like that gets into you and now all of a sudden not only are you good with the expectations are high like it's not like you're an unexpected good. Well you know what's crazy is that when it first happened during the summertime I didn't give a damn. Like I actually was pissed off about it because I thought that our Jefferson and myself was about to be the power for it in the ceiling the future for the Celtics. And it hit me because I was actually on the phone crying the Doc like man, while we had to trade out, man, we couldn't have waited for this, give us one more year. And he was like, perk is done. You know, I don't think you realize what's going on. I'm a miss out too. And I'm like, man, I ain't trying to hear that. I'm not even locked in on that I actually could be the starting center on the team plan alongside KG and go win a championship. Until, you know, the next three days I'm watching sports and ESPN and all of a sudden it's like the Celtics favorite to win. And what ended up happening was was that all you kept hearing about is the big three, right? Rightfully so the big three, the big three. But then you start hearing about the concerns. Okay, well, who's playing the sinner? Is Kendra Perkins really ready to play the center? Is Rajon Rondo ready to play the point going? So while all the attention kept getting shined on the big three, it drew me and rondo close together. And so we started calling ourselves the other two. Like, we started just hanging out us too, but we also started getting extra work in. We also started getting with the coaches and watching film. And so we had a chip on our shoulder, the whole season that nobody knew about that we wanted to prove people wrong because we was set up to say, like, if it didn't work out, we was going to be the one shipped up out of there and blamed. So when you saw Ron doing myself elevate our game in the postseason, it's because that's how we can ourselves their entire season. We was the other two and we were hold each other accountable. Like, hey man, I'm a see you at the gym at 9. I ain't coming to jump. Yeah, you coming. It was vice versa. So that's what got us through us two together because we was on that team that sucked the year before. They lost 18 in a row. Yeah, I thought that was going to tell you, you said about alligator and trade, you need to be glad it wasn't you. That's one of those that could have gone either way. Yeah, yeah, but I don't think Kevin McHale wanted to give me over. Jeff, it's not because he was put up in the time. I really thought about it until you said it. Y'all were in Boston with the country as low posts that we have ever had with you and Al Jefferson out there to save time. You have printed Mississippi and bow my
"perkins" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones
"You get your podcasts. Thanks for watching us on YouTube, rate us review us, give us 5 stars. You only give us four stars. I'm inclined to believe you are a hater. Is that time of week? We have a yes. Join us. He is the author of this book, the education of Kendrick Perkins. What you guys to check that one out, I guess you could tell who the guest is Biden now, Kendrick Perkins, what's going on, man? Well, mine and my brother, how you doing, man.
Bill Donahue of the Catholic League Exposes Disney
"Founded the Catholic league and you've been in the media for decades now. Really defending Christian values, defending the judge. I mean, on and on. But you've now made a film. Called Walt's disenchanted kingdom about the nightmare that the Disney empire has become. I've talked about it a lot on this program. But now I get to talk to you, the man who made the film. So tell me, what prompted you to do this? Because I'm grateful that you did. But what got you going to make a film? All right, let me dive right into that, but it was for the broom, a Jesuit who founded the Catholic league in 73. I kind of refounded it when it's falling apart in 93. So I have to give him some credit. The final score for me, Eric, you know, was about a year or so ago when the whole country was talking about desantis and what he was doing, saying, I didn't want kids and kindergarten to third grade, being subjected to all discussions about sexuality and thinking about changing your sex, et cetera. And of course, the American people overwhelmingly on his side, Disney was resolute instead of being agnostic and staying out of it, or if you want to come in, come in on the side of the traditional family values, they came in on the side of those people want to subvert parental control. And I asked Tony Perkins. It's a great evangelical heads of the family research council. If you would join with me in meeting with bob chapek, who at that point was the CEO of Disney, bob Iger's come back in. It was his predecessor and now his successive. And that was back on April the 8th of last year. Since you've met with the LG LGBT people, why not meet some Catholic and a Protestant public figures? They blew us off, of course. And that's when I said to Tony, I said, you know, I can't take this any longer. We really have to expose Disney. And instead of just writing another article or doing another TV show or something like that, I think I really want to do something much stronger than that. And that's when I decided to do the documentary on how this family friendly institution became just the opposite.
"perkins" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Guys because what we figured out in order for us to make this work and be that dynamic tandem was that I was going to be the one to go while surgery was going to be the one to actually roam and block shots which he was great at doing. And so it was like, at that point in time, I think Scott Brooks was like, you know what? Nah. We gonna ride with Burke. We've been riding with perks. I mean, do you really think I was gonna just, you know, put myself down in my book during the course of that moment? Because, look, we wasn't winning that series anyway, okay? Whether we would have went small or not, because I focused was a nil. And I saw that after we won the western Conference Finals. So I could always see when the team celebrates how they feel. I had already been there before. So when in the Conference Finals meant everything to them, it didn't mean nothing to me. I was trying to stay the course because I knew we was going against a veteran ball club that was angry. So it really wasn't nothing that I could do and by the way, not pointing the finger, but I did have 13 and I think ten or 11 and one of those games in Miami. Now, I wasn't the one that went from averaging 18 to 20 points to average and 8. Okay, I wasn't that guy, Zach. So I couldn't put that in the book because I felt like I didn't do no wrong. Can I ask you one more question? Go ahead. This is a question that was lingering with me after I read the book. The book for people who don't know your background, your family background. You were essentially raised by your grandparents and your grandfather, most specifically. Your mother was shot and killed when you were 5? Bobby, as well, yeah? And your dad went to play overseas in those days. When you were two, I think, right? Yeah. And essentially never came back into your life, although you tease in the books that there are points where he makes it attempt. I think you're in junior high and the one you write about. Just come into your life. And so the book left me an unanswered question. Do you have a relationship with your dad today? I don't. I don't have a relationship where we talk. But so let me tell you how weird this is. But let me tell you how mature I am. Right? So my dad actually has a son that is a year younger than my oldest son, right? They talk all the time. The side that my brother, my little brother, I don't talk to him, but my son talked to him because I feel like despite whether or not I want to have a relationship with him, it still shouldn't stop what happens or how it impacts these children. Like if he want to call and have an open line of communication with his grandchildren, I'm okay with that. And the crazy thing about it is this Zach, I'm not even mad at him. I don't have no hating my heart or nothing that nothing to that nature because if I did, I wouldn't even want to be bothered with I wouldn't even let him be bothered with his grandchildren. It's just to the fact that if you didn't miss so much time out of your child life and your child that needed you the most. What can we go back and talk about? I definitely don't want to go back and revisit my past or what you should have done or what you could have helped with. So when we get in the room, I don't really know you and you don't know me. So it's like, okay, what are we talking about? We can talk about basketball and be gorgeous. We can talk about who all day. We can watch a game. But you could call, you could call your daughter in law who's my wife, you could call her. I'm okay with that. Hell, you could call me. I'm not picking up the phone to call him, no. And so what happens is, is that when my dad got married, right? Instead of him reaching out, his wife actually reached out more than him. And that's what pisses me off even more what pisses me off because I'm like, you don't have to have your wife reach out. You could just reach out. Like, I'm not mad at you. I'm a pick up the phone. We could chop it up about whatever you want to talk about. And I'm cool with it. But why is still to this point that you got to have a middle person that reach out to me when I never like my phone number been saved for the last 15 years? So that's what that's where our relationship. Like, we're not beefing. I'm not mad. We follow each other on social media. They like my pictures. They comment under my pictures, my son and my little brother talking. They have open line of communication. I'm okay with it. This is all just the tip of the iceberg for what's in this book, the education of Kendrick Perkins. It's an awesome book. It really is. And like I said at the start, I expected a hundred pages on the Celtics, 75 pages on some stuff on LeBron, and there's a lot of stuff on LeBron here that we didn't get into. I did not expect all the detours through cultural history, black history, Beaumont, Texas, politics, it's really just, it goes in a lot of interesting directions, and it was a really fun read. I knocked it out in two days. And I'm really glad I did, and I'm not just saying this because we're colleagues perk, but it was cool to read the book knowing you. I don't know you as well as I'd like to know you, life is just so busy that, you know, we don't just get to chop it up the way we'd like to, but I tell people all the time, a, you don't know the work he's putting in. And just in an industry that's competitive and sometimes cutthroat, you're interest is always been in lifting the people around you up and you're always trying to make me and others look their best on TV and whatever format we're working together and that's really deeply appreciated in this book is a really, really fun read and a good read and an interesting read. So congratulations on the book. People of the education of Kendrick Perkins go out by and read it. Perk. I know you got, you're probably on freaking Kimmel in two nights. I don't know what you got going on. I know you got a lot of stuff going on. I appreciate your lending me a little time. Was Zach, I appreciate you my brother and thank you so much for having me on, man. I'm not your colleague. I'm your friend and your brother. Okay. Okay, I got a correct you at times, though, I know. I know. That's cool. Thank you. Much love, Zach. Thanks for having me on, man. I appreciate you reading the book. When I got your text last night, he was like, I wasn't expecting this. And then I take you back, I said what you wouldn't expect in greatness. The quality was expected. The topic, the variety of topics was not. But people had to find that out for themselves. And believe me, if you think these are some KG stories and some rust story, there's a lot more in the book perk man. I will see you in LA soon. Be well, best of your family. All right, thank you, Zach. Thanks for having me on. Same to you, my brother. It's not easy being the one
"perkins" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Dot com for full terms. Then the then KG and Rey come and the team changes. And you talk a lot about in the books how that first season together when you end up winning the title. The practices and particularly the scrimmages between the first unit, which you were on with Rajon Rondo and the big three. And the second unit were so intense and so competitive that sometimes you'd be walking off the floor after a regular season win, a blowout win, one of your easy wins, and you'd already be thinking about, man, I can't wait for practice tomorrow. What's practice while going to be like, what's that scrimmage going to be like, you said fights broke out, it would get physical, Doc would have to blow the whistle and say, you guys got to stop and sometimes people would shop back. Doc, we need one more quarter up in here. One more quarter to play. So you kind of leave it there. Is there a fight and altercation, a story you remember? Did the second unit ever beat the first unit? Is it like, what's your best Celtics practice story? Well, it's a few Zach and look. Here's the thing. We not only couldn't wait to get to practice. We used to talk noise right after the game. I blew, we gonna bust their ass tomorrow. That's what it was. And we looked forward to our practices the next day. And we had so many fights. Like, I could remember a time where, you know, practices got so heated well, after practice, we were still want to go in. And so this was one practice, right? We going in it. And Doc said practice die. We begging them for another quarter. He's like, that's it. That's it. That's it. And he got mad because KG and Leon going at it, right? Leon actually was giving KG that work that day. And Leon was talking noise in KG was like, who are you? What's your name? Your mail, I don't even know you. So Doc felt the tension and he's like, that's it, that's enough for practice. So we still wanted to keep going. And so we were still battling for minutes between myself, big baby, and Leon pole. So after practice, we started playing one on ones the 5 on the low block. I'm talking about physical. Like the only way it was a foul being called was that it had to be something flagrant. And so we started calling the G unit runs, right? But after that practice, it was called genuinely runs. So Leon and big baby, they already got some tension because they balance. Sometimes Doc will come in with Leon to replace me or serve me out. I'll be myself sometimes he arose with big baby. So they already compete. And so they got in each other, big baby ball. He tries quick spend and Leon accidentally catch him with an elbow to his nose, right? It was a complete accident. And so be played like, man, now it's still my ball. That's a foul. That's a foul. You know what I'm saying? Hell nah, that ain't no damn foul. So big baby put his face and he see blood. So he see blood. He was like, you just blessed me in my nose. You just bust me in my nose. Boo. They get the, they get the pushing next thing you know. Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. They get to swing your blows like real punches. Like, I'm talking about connecting. We have to go, we breaking it up is blood everywhere. I got blood all over my Jersey, but that's how I really got it practice and that's how competitive it was in the G on the runs like it was getting real. It used to get so personal. That Doc used to come in and say, hey man, listen, I don't mind the noise talking, but now y'all starting to hit below the belt and guess what we would go out there and still hit below the belt like some of the things that were being said and practice was crazy. I'll tell you another story. It wasn't just that practice, right? It was competitive at shoot around with the coaches and the players. Meaning tips would take an hour to break down defensive sets while we would go through the other team plays. And KG, if he would disagree with the steps, he would say, man, hey, part one though. Hey, listen to me, man. Lock in right here. ML for those don't know what he talking about. He never played the game of basketball and then doctor come in to Kevin, I don't want to hear that. We go do it. I always no way. We go do it this way. Now get it right. So rondo tried that, right? So he see KG pulling it off, you know, being disrespectful. So we just played the Detroit Pistons and lost game one in the Eastern Conference follows. Real Hamilton had like 35. So we come, we going through shoot around, it tells us, going through Chauncey buildings, back down, you know, in a low post. So rondo just sitting up there like, man, like his body like what's up. So Doc was like, Ron do you got a problem? He was like, yeah, we sitting up here going over to the place. We should be going over real play. He's just bus ray ass, right? That's what he's saying. So Doc heated. I'm the coach. I say what I want to say, so rondo like, man, whatever. So Doc get pissed, that ball up is this was like, what you want to do, I kick your ass so we had to break it up. Doc was really about to put them hands on rondo and we climbed rondo to this day like, bro, that was about to get to know you today. He was like, man, what else? He was like, yeah. He's about to get to know you, but it was that tense, but everybody wanted to win that bad Zach and make it work. I'm going to give you a few more quick ones. I'm not going to, this is too good. I'm not letting you go. I don't care if we pass this time. I'm just going to read a two sentences from the book and I'm going to make you give them context to because I was reading this like, oh man, I don't think I knew this story. I gaze up at KG as he takes a hit and lets the smoke out slowly. A thought comes to me a conclusion that there's probably nobody in the world who could be more intense than KG after 9 or ten straight hours of smoking weed. Please explain. So Zach, you have to realize that after the championship, see, it wasn't the champagne poppin, right? That people don't realize that how we enjoyed ourselves too. It wasn't that. That was cool to ceremony. It was after that when we went to KG house, right? And we had it all planned out. We had our liquor. We had our marijuana and I just couldn't stand it no more. I literally woke up and he was still smoking and still hype and it was just we just come and I'm sitting up and saying to myself and not add enough. I mean, I've been done since the first one. I've been done since 2 o'clock. Here we are as 8 o'clock and you still going. He literally hadn't slept in. Two days. He was that fired up. But KG always said, he said, boy, when we win this championship, ain't nobody gonna be able to tell me nothing. I'm gonna get so much weed I'm gonna get so blow y'all ain't gonna even understand. And we thought he was just hyping himself up saying it, but he was telling the truth. And he actually done it. He actually done it. That's just a good teaser for more content about Kevin Garnett. I'm not gonna give any more KG content away. Real quick since these guys are still relevant. You then transition to the thunder and the story of you getting traded to the thunder. There's a well-known sort of landmark trade among Boston people. But there's new stories that you reveal in this book and I don't want to spoil them. I think they're good stories and there's stuff I didn't know about that trade and how it went down and who supported it and who opposed it within the Celtics. There was a vote that took place. And
"perkins" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"You see this book right here, YouTube viewers, the education of Kendrick Perkins. Look at all these notes that I read the whole damn thing. And I will say this for my friend and colleague Kendrick Perkins, who, you know, perk, I don't think it's a secret that you are sometimes a polarizing presence and you've poked fun at it in your commercial where you're throwing the darts at the hot takes. Every time somebody asks me about you, this is true. I say you guys don't, you guys don't see it. I'm with perk before the show. And he's like, we're going to talk about the sixers. Let me call up Doc Rivers. And he gets stock rivers on the phone, and he gets Intel from Doc Rivers like perk is putting in the work in ways people don't understand. And I didn't know that a goddamn book was being written this entire time. The education of Kendrick Perkins, I read it. And I will just open the floor to you by saying this. If people think they are getting a standard athlete memoir, they are in for a hard left turn into some subjects that they probably didn't expect to get into. There is a book here about politics about racial history about historiography about how about historians coverage of the African American struggle for freedom and equality has changed over the years. I did not expect to go back to my history roots to that level, I guess start there. I mean, you talk about your upbringing in Texas, your parents, and a big part of the book perk is about rage and that's a word you use often in the book, rage, and you talk about bigger Thomas, the character from native son, a book a lot of us read when we were kids and about your own rage as a black man in America. When did you decide you wanted the book to have to be like half about that and have about basketball? Was that first of all, a list I'm telling you. Look, I like you a lot when we working together on television, but I love you on this podcast. You need to bring me more 'cause if you gonna give me a intro like that, but I want to come on all the time. That's the first thing. Second thing I appreciate you reading the book, Zach and I appreciate you having me all because you know you're my good friend and we go back and forth on time, but we've been a grand a lot lately. But it came from, you know, the co author itself, right? And over the year and a half that we've been working on this book together multiple zone calls because he lived in Europe, so we going two times a week for two and a half hours each time. Self said he bought that deal to me that he wanted it to be different. So I was saying to him like, you know, how could we make this different when we're doing a memoir and we're going to talk about my life. It's nothing I could go on here and lie about or say anything that's not facts and speak not the truth about what happened in my journey for his wife and he was like, well, let's do it where we could talk about your life, but that's also educate people and talk about and dive into the roots of situations, you know, and doing that. And I said, okay, cool. So he just gave me an example, right? Like when we first started, he went into where I'm from from Beaumont Texas and he dove into the pale orchid. And I'm going to sit up here and tell you right now, Zach, when I read the book, I actually learned more about the pathology reading that book than what I ever knew. That's how deep self went into explain what the pair were to it is to people who haven't read the book. So power it is the community that I grew up being in Beaumont, Texas, right? It's about 6 streets, you know, there's. Basically in between two projects and it's an area where, you know, everybody knows everybody, you know, it's really a community of low income houses. And there's a lot of old people that stay there, you know, in the old people that pass away their kids and stay there and then they pass the well moved on they can't kids stay there still to this day. So that's what the power what she is and it goes back all the way to like, you know, the 1920s and things to that nature when my grandmother and my grandfather first decided to go to the 1935 and so he wanted to dive into the rules of things and I kind of was like, I self I don't know. He was like, man, trust me, man. And he was just like doing his research on every single thing. And as that piece got when I read that first part of it and how he dove into it right there to the trust was there. I was like, okay, cool. Well, we gonna continue to do it this way because this is awesome and a great idea that you came up with. You talk a lot in there about, again, about anger and about the feeling that you and other players have
"perkins" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Got nothing. I really did not. I said, I don't think the clippers will do it. I said on TV, I look like I was wrong. I was clearly wrong. I'm shocked. I'm still shocked. I can't believe they did it. Power of the players. Power the players Zach, you know? And I think also ty lue, you know, I think he thinks he can fit this guy into a system and make it work. And so the bottom line is I think you always want as much talent as possible going into the playoffs and they have 21 games and a ton of practice times to see if it works. Yes. The team that doesn't care about the regular season doesn't care about practice. And it's 21 games to integrate Russell Westbrook. And by the way, three other guys, they just traded for. That is one thing that Russ brings that is also another clipper weakness availability. This is always a caring about the games? Russ is always available. None of this is in a small lineup. They do have problems rebounding. Maybe Russell also helps with that too. I have said already, if you play them in their 5 out lineups, it can work. It can work. In very limited minutes and if everyone plays the right way and the world doesn't tilt off its axis, it can work. And none of this is do not get me started on everyone's denigrating Russ to slander Russ. I was a top 75 NBA voter. I was one of the voters. I had rusted my top 75. He's a first ballot Hall of Famer. None of this is about what he is accomplished. The last two seasons he has not been nearly that player. And that's the guy the clippers are getting. And I just don't like it. And the proof will be in the proverbial pudding of the last 20 whatever games that's a clippers have, and then if they make the playoffs assuming they do the playoffs and ohm, you will be there to chronicle at all. Please enjoy Hawaii. I'm jealous. I hate you. One of the top 5 reasons for living in Southern California is that Hawaii is a relatively close flight compared to I might as well live on Mars. I can't get there. You can go to the Caribbean. We have that from Aruba. And we can go to Disney World and boy, hi guys, I think I'm gonna have to do the Disney podcast. So now we gotta switch over to our buddy, Kendrick Perkins. Thank you. See ya. It's hard to hire in 2023. It's hard to stand out to the top talent, you know, they want more flexibility. Some people
"perkins" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Look at whatever. The rebounds, it's like the assists and the rim attacks. First of all, the clippers are not that bad at getting to the rim. They're like 22nd in a percentage of shots that come at the rim. They're not like horrible at getting to the rim. They're plus 12 per 100% just with Kawhi and Paul George on the floor. That's going fine. And all of those assists in rim shots come at the expense of the overall bad spacing, which just infects every possession. Turnovers, four per 36 minutes, and all those misses at the rim are fast breaks for the other team, which people just don't put those puzzle pieces together. I just hate to fit, I don't hate to fit because if they go 5 out, it can work. I don't like the fit. I don't understand why they did this. I don't think they really even needed to do it. Can you please explain this to me? Because I'm just like flabbergasted that they've taken this step. Is this just explain? Zach, you know how the NBA works and how stars always feel and head coaches as well. When there's talent out there, they always feel like they can add talent to this team and make it work. No matter how bad it went in the last place, it'll stop before that or anything like that. They will always look to add talent. They always think about the players whole career and not like what have you done for me lately. They're not in that Janet Jackson mode. These guys look at Russell Westbrook as the former MVP candidate who averages triple doubles who can do this and that bring the intensity, the juice. I will say this. His personality will probably can help and hurt. I do think there are times when they absolutely need this aggression and angry type of play because you just don't get any emotion from Kauai and really Paul George. And that trickles down to the rusty team. But I do also wonder, look, all the things the clippers complained about with John wall. He sometimes takes poor shot selection in the spot up threes. They don't mind when he was doing catch and shoot threes, or maybe mid range shots, but it was the pull up threes that drove them crazy. The bad turnovers because John was playing so aggressive and trying to make something happen. And also defensively, John wall getting exposed defensively, having only played 40 games in three years, and then all of a sudden, you know, guys picking on him, not being able to move. Well, Russell Westbrook does all three of those things at a much magnified level. Sometimes even worse, it's going to drive them crazy. But from what I was told, look, Lawrence Frank, when he gave us that quote, it was almost like he didn't say Russell Westwood state, but he almost was telling us like, we're not going to go after Russell Westbrook. But I think if this fails and I would bet on it failing and almost in its failure, you would get the blueprint for why it's not that bad. The Lakers needed Russ. They were going to play him regardless. The clippers don't need him. If it doesn't work, they just don't have to play them. They just acquired two guards at the trade deadline, including a guy in Eric Gordon, who they viewed as like a hand in glove fit for how they want to play. So if it fails, I think almost the best argument for it is if it fails, you just wash your hands with it, no harm no foul and he just gets angry on the bench or whatever. But if it fails, I will be very interested to see the stories that come out at ESPN at the athletic and everywhere behind the scenes the clippers decision to sign Russell lesser, but because fingers will be pointed at knives will be out. I think after the trade deadline, they met with Kawhi, they met with Paul, they met with ty and the coaching staff, and they said, what do we need going into the playoffs? And those guys said we can use another veteran point guard. We need a guy who does some of the things John wall did, get to the rim, push the tempo. Another guy who can handle the ball and get us in the right spots. And so obviously Paul wants Russ because Paul played with Russ had his best season with Russ, was an MVP candidate. I think Kawhi looks like, look, let's add more talent, why not? But you're right, Zach, you can see a situation here where if the clippers are bounced in the first or second round and it's in a bad, bad fashion or bad manner. They're gonna be guys in that, you know, you can see guys, maybe trying to save their jobs, you know what I mean? And so somebody can say, look, you know, we got you, Russ, we got you Russ and it didn't work out. This is what you guys wanted, you know? They could use that. It could end very badly. And I think what the clippers are saying is Russell knows coming in and the clippers know their own same page that he's not coming in to be the third star. It's not like with the Lakers who, you know, I think also the clippers probably feel like the Lakers misused him and didn't know how that didn't have the right pieces around him. And a lot of clipper players felt like Russ was made to be the scapegoat. They feel that this is a better fit for him. They have more shooters. They have guys that can run with them. But I still see a situation where ty Lou ends up finishing games with Eric Gordon on the floor with Paul George and it's a small sample size and Kawhi Leonard, but I think he likes that so far. We've seen kind of Eric Gordon kind of finished that because he can defend. He can shoot and spread the floor for those guys, and he can do a little point. Yeah, I already was on record after the trade deadline. On this podcast and elsewhere, I wouldn't have touched him with ten foot pole if I were the clippers. I would be a total stay away mode. They obviously disagreed. And that creates some great theater, by the way, because the consensus is that this is a bad move. And there's a
"perkins" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"Given me and encouraged me to grow and to learn and move into new roles as I kind of moved up the ladder. Yeah. Final question. This podcast is named how I got here. We've talked about how your life got to hear to this, you know, to this point, where do you think here might be for you in three to 5 years from now? Yeah, that's a good question. I think about that a lot and it's probably because I've been doing I've been at VR for 21 years. The age I'm at, you know, I kind of am looking forward three to 5 years. I believe I'll still be a VR systems. There are things that I want to long-term things I want to accomplish. I want the company to accomplish. And when those are accomplished, I could see branching out and doing something else, whether it's still with VR, you know, or some taking taking my education background, taking what I know about technology, taking what I know about elections that I don't know, there might be something cooked up there. So that's a much longer term. I don't know kind of timeline of that, but three to 5 years, yeah, we're still we've still got stuff to do. We're not slowing down. We're going into new markets and things like that. So I see, I see my role being very similar, but pushing ahead and accomplishing new growth, new products, and things like that. So yeah, I'll be in a similar place, but we will have progressed along and accomplish some of those goals that we're setting. Thanks for listening to the show. You can subscribe at Apple podcast, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And while you're there, please leave us a review. It really does make a difference. Thanks to my amazing staff at fiore communications, who pick up the slack while I'm working on these podcasts. And to Troy bloom for composing our theme music. You can hear more of Troy's creations on Facebook and Instagram at Troy bloom music. To connect with the podcast, we're suggest a future guest, follow us on social media or email us at podcast at fiori communications dot com.
"perkins" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"perkins" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"Confident you will be too. I'm Dave fiori. And in this episode, I speak with Mindy Perkins, the CEO of VR systems, a Tallahassee based elections technology company, focused on voter registration. Mindy's experience as an elementary school teacher and customer service representative was an untraditional, but effective training ground for helping the company ride the wave of sweeping changes to the system, following the 2000 presidential election. Her journey from a folding table in the founder's living room to the CEO suite has included onsite innovations after a devastating hurricane in being in the center of a Russian attempt to disrupt our elections in 2016. Today, Mindy leads an employee owned company with a national presence at the very heart of our democracy. We began our conversation talking about growing up in pinellas county. A pretty normal childhood, it feels like my mom was a stay at home mom, worked her tail off to support us in the school and volunteered. She was always at the elementary school, doing stuff, and my older sister, she's four and a half years older than I, so we were in elementary school. There was an overlap of a year or two, but my younger sister is so much younger. I was almost out of the house by the time she was, you know, she was 9. And so she was raised as a almost as an only child. I went away to college when I was 17. And so she kind of had the run of the house there for a while. But yeah, pretty, pretty normal childhood. Yeah. Did you know after high school what your plans were? Did you have firm plans on what you wanted to do? From an early age, I wanted to be a teacher. I remember thinking that as early as third grade, I had a, grade teacher, mister Abernathy, who was amazing, just caring, just loved what he was doing. From that age on, I said, I want to do that. I want to be a teacher. And so I went, I went to college and got my undergrad in elementary education. With a double major in sociology, so fully intended to become a teacher, so that was an Illinois. The college I went to. So how did you end up in Illinois for college? It's a Christian Kristin college, small liberal arts school. I went to go visit my senior year and fell in love with it. It's right near St. Louis. It's right on the Mississippi River, just a beautiful place, really liked the small nature of it, really like the education program. It was very immersive, pretty much all four years. You were in a classroom, you know, learning how to be a teacher, learning what it was like to be a teacher. And I learned a lot. So that's how I ended up out there. Did you enjoy your college years where those fun years for you? Oh, yeah, yeah. I met my best friend on pretty much the first, the first week we were there, the freshman were moving into the dorm and doing something in my dorm room. And I hear my mom talking to somebody, so I go out in the hallway and she's talking to another mom. And they're talking about their daughters and, oh, my daughter does this and so myself and the other daughter met in the hallway and we've been best friends ever since. That's great. All right, so after you graduate, you get a teaching job in St. Louis, right? Yeah, the school that I did my student teaching at, new city school in St. Louis. It's an independent private independent school, amazing place. They teach the multiple intelligences, so they really focus on all the different ways of learning. And it's not just reading or writing or arithmetic. It's bodily kinesthetic and interpersonal and intrapersonal. And so I did my student teaching there and just fell in love with the curriculum and the teachers and the place. So after I graduated, I did summer camp, you know, as a summer camp counselor and I was essentially a full-time sub for them for two years. I did their different grades classes. I knew pretty much all the kids in the school I was in every grade, different grades, sometimes I was in there for a couple days or whatever, but loved the place, really wanted to get a full-time teaching position. And it wasn't offered one after two years and that was very disheartening. And that's when I was like, maybe, you know, I didn't have a solid foundation there, not a ton of Friends because most of my friends had moved away after college. And I said, okay, so that's when I moved to Tallahassee in 98. Okay. All right, so did you come to Tallahassee to join to be near your family or did you come here for graduate school? I came to be, I needed that I needed that connection with people. I had the people I was working with in St. Louis, but I considered either moving out to Portland, Oregon, where my best friend was living, who was newly married, or moving back, not moving back. I hadn't lived in Tallahassee. So moving to Tallahassee. So I moved here because my family was here. You know, my sister let me live with her for the summer when I came back and while I was looking for a teaching job. And so yeah, I needed that cushion. Right. Okay, so you did get a job. You taught at crestview. Crestview independent school. It is no longer with us. It hasn't been with us a very long time. All right, that's cool, similar to the one in St. Louis. It was, it was a private independent school, and that's probably where the reason. I did look for a teaching job in public schools. I went on many, many interviews, but I didn't have a standout, I didn't stand out. I was a young newly minted teacher, certified teacher, and there were a lot of us back then. The independent school, they hired me, and it was a four room school. Four classes. And it went all the way through high school. So it started. Pre-K when all the way through high school. So I had, I taught grades one, two, and three. Which were all together. All together. And we had a lot of students that didn't make it in the public schools, so they had special needs or behavior problems or you name it. So it's an alternative, it's an option if public schools not working out. That's what it was, yeah. So I had all levels all behavior issues and got paid very, very little, and we were there from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.. So we did the four school. We did the school. We did the after school. We did everything at the school. We cleaned, we cooked lunch. It was, it was not a typical teaching experience, right? No, teaching was just one of the things we did. And yeah, I did summer camp. I saw you were the yearbook person too. I forgot about that. That was that was on your resume. And that's always like the coolest teacher does the yearbook. Or the one who's the most creative or organized. I'm not sure. Yeah, yes, that was something I put together a completely forgot about that. So then I imagine there's some burnout involved there, right? I mean, that's asking a lot of somebody to do all that. It was a lot. At that same time, I met who was the man who was now, my husband. We started dating. He got a job in Arkansas and we got engaged and he was still in Arkansas and I was here in Tallahassee and we were trying to figure out if I was going to move there. He's going to move back here. And so I didn't want to start a third school year by going, well, I may only do the first half of the school year. So I left there. It really was not that hard of a decision. I really did like the people I was working with, but that was, you know, that was, that was not enough reason to keep me there. The school folded about two years later, I think. It's because you laugh.
"perkins" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"All right, very helpful. Man, and so did you do anything when you were the bishop the first time in a traditional family award? Did you do anything similar or if you were to do that calling again, would you do something similar? I tried in a family ward to do this. And it was not successful. I don't know if it was that successful because of my ward members or because of the leadership. And I'm pointing to all the fingers at me, no one else. So I did try and it was just an administrative nightmare. And so my ward council actually came to me and they said, okay, bishop. It's tied to stop this. And it's always said, okay, you're the boss. I'll back off. So I think it could work. I do have bishops that are personal friends of mine that are doing this and other traditional wards and are being successful. And so you said it was sort of administrative nightmare. What do you mean by that? Or what do you think made it not work as well in the traditional work? I think there was pushback for members. Saying, okay, you want me to serve in a calling, you want me to help teach this and teach and want me to minister oh yeah. And now you want me to be a member of a committee along the lines the four full mission of the church and you just want to keep adding things to my yeah. So came across maybe it was overwhelming or one more thing and I get it. And I mean in a student ward and my student ward, 96% of them have temple recommends. That's not in a traditional ward. Yeah. Yeah. So there's all different levels of engagement in a traditional ward where in a student ward, I'm a 100% engagement. And then does the ministering fit into the committee model in any special way or you just do everybody's assigned ministering brothers and sisters and that's it just works traditionally. It just works traditionally. Gotcha. Okay. And then you have a missionary committee. But you also have award mission leader. I do. Okay. And he's the chair of that committee. I would imagine. He is the co chair. Because a member of the bishopric is also a co chair. Gotcha. But he basically leads the discussion and he leads the direction of where it's going with input if necessary from the bishopric. Nice. Very good. And then with these committees, you know, redeeming the dead missionary missionary work perfecting the saints and then word activities, obviously you can draw up on a fourfold mission of the church. To help formulate these committees. But you could really just say, what are the needs of the wards? What type of committees would really be helpful and maybe just go that direction? Is that safe to say? Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah, and these are the ones that just work for your ward and your efforts. Correct. Love it. Very good. Anything else about the committee model or function that we haven't touched on. I love exploring this stuff. They just work really, really well. Everybody's engaged. And maybe that's because of the membership of a student award. At minimum, this is definitely something for a student award bishopric to just consider, right? And it's been highly successful. Nice. I want to go back to this magnet you have. And you say they put two goals on there, or is it the four quadrants? No, they put so this year's magnet has a picture of the sucky coming of crisis. He's coming down with the dates behind him. We've all seen that. In clouds and then he sees the setting. So that's the inspirational picture. And then we have a quote by elder Holland. Decisions have to be made in our lives. Topology describes to be become disciples. And then we have a space for the temporal goal of the couple and the spiritual goal of the couple that they fill in in felt tip marker. And we use it as a magnet because we want them to see it every single day. It goes on their refrigerator at home. Gotcha. And so they take a picture of that that I print out the picture and I put the family name Perkins over across the top, cut out their little photograph of the magnet and put it in our two bulletin boards. So everybody can go up there and say, oh, well, bishop Perkins, his temporal goal is this. His spiritual goal is this, preparing he and his wife for the second coming of Christ. Love it. Okay. And then everybody's aware that you're going to post these. So it's a goal that's more private. They won't put it on there for everybody to see. I've never had that happen. Okay, love it. Man, and I would love to if you could snap a photo of a blank magnet. I'd love to share that. And even this wall of goals, if it makes sense to do that, it'd be fun to see that. And I love the principle of that. Building visuals as leaders is so powerful. And seeing that visual of all these goals on a bulletin board, and you can't miss it when you walk in on Sunday, I bet. It's right outside, my door, the bishop store. And especially the new members, as they come in, number one, they want to find their magnet. They want to do that, because when a new member comes in, we have an orientation. We call it a meet and greet. So we talked to them about our ward theme. We talked to them about our magnet. And what we want to accomplish and how they can help us. And establish those and so then we give them given their magnet. There are three magnet and they fill that out and take a picture of it and send it to me. So they all want to see theirs, and then they want to see what other people are doing. Yeah, that's cool. And that every Sunday we pick three couples and they talk about their temporal and their spiritual goal. How did they come up with that idea? How are they doing? What changes have they made? And our ward loves. We do it on the fourth Sunday. Our word loves the four Sunday because of work to hear from their brothers and sisters talking about the word theme. Yeah. Yeah. And so on the fourth Sunday, you said three couples that will speak in sacrament meetings. And I imagine more abbreviated since there's 6 people that are going to be talking. Yes. Gotcha. And then the other Sundays is obviously fast and testimony meeting, and then general just traditional Sacramento.
"perkins" Discussed on The Manic Pixie Weirdo
"Fear mongering in there. That's from my background. My question background. There's very little fear mongering. It's really love. There's nothing but love. It's all about love. Who are you? Yeah, come on. You can be a part of this. You might not believe everything about it. Yeah. Maybe the longer you hang out with me, you will. Right. In the meantime, have some red. That's why. Chill. Right, right. Where did the fear Monterey come in? I have no idea. Oh, that's right. When the royalty took it over and was like, I could use this to keep these people poor. I could use a lot of fear to keep these people doing these things about what them to do. You know, and then there are people who had to fear less and dig into it and be like, yeah, nah, I don't think that's the way to go. Yeah, and speaking of generations. It does seem like art like the millennial generation and Gen Z and below, I guess, they're not below, but the next one's the next generations after that. There have been spikes in, excuse me. Like atheism and agnosticism because people are moving away from that fear based ideology. And they're moving more toward a lot. Some would be like a more logical scientific base as what they would say. But it really, it's a movement away from fear. And having that fear ruled you. And it's a movement towards to your point. Science base and esoteric base principles and teaching things like that, whereas science and someone who was being scientific and some of us being esoteric, they it was usually one and the same, right? They were married together, like the, you know, your meditations and your crystals in your potions and your, you know, your herbs and your sages and all that. Was science. That was science. Right. At one point in time and that was all about owner self ownership. You can master yourself. Right? B would be going inside going where you see yourself and be a better person in the world going forward. Right. People are moving towards that. Because okay, I have control over this. I don't have to be pissed off today. Right, you know, I don't need to ask, I don't need to pray to be happy today. Yeah. I can go meditate, take a step, go inside, and be happy. Well, it's like that quote that says, you know, when I looked for God, I found myself when I found God, I found myself. And it's that turning inward and looking, you know, and that I believe, personally, that, you know, that we all have the capacity and the capability of being gods. And that we are all divine. I mean, without getting dragged, which is what we all put ourselves out here to do is podcast pretty much thoughts and personalities, right? But even in the Bible, the crux of it to me is Jesus saying. The only way to God is through me. Now, how do you interpret that? What does he actually say? I interpret it as. I interpret it as the only way to God is through me as in self. As in you can be God. Yeah, it literally says like, okay, well, we are creating goddamn. So if I'm treated in God's image, that means I am in a way God. I need to access my own power. So the only way to get to God, the source. Yeah. Not this anthropomorphic. Right. Deity. That is the status literally the source. Yeah. You know, God is not male or female is the source of all things. Right. To get to that, then tap the source. Which is inside of you because that's where you come from. You're not separate from that. Yeah, people are moving to them. Right? It is so exciting. You wore that all these groups and everything. You get the talking with people. It's like, oh, you figured it out too. Yeah, that was all bullshit too, right? Yeah. Cool. Well, then you feel less crazy. Or at least I do, 'cause I'm like, okay, cool. Cool, I'm not the only one. Hey, it's about me. You're right. If I'm straight, then the my bubble is straight. And if there's more people who are right with themselves, walking around and everybody bubbles. So we're not all bumping into each other and going off. Mentioning with each other, yeah. Yeah. So I can sit across the table from you and be like, okay, cool. Right. Cool. In the back of her head, she's not, you know, fighting with some religious principle or doctor and that she's been a riot. Yeah, you know? Yeah, it's that piece. You know? Yeah, I'm sitting across from a person who's at peace. I'm at peace, you're a piece. Ten people in a room at peace is a pretty happy room. Oh, that's chill room. That's a room I want to be in. It might not be, it might not be people who are, you know, does happiness is relative. So they might not be happy people. But I think being at peace and being happier to separate things. Right. You can be at peace with myself and not be happy about a outside influencer stimulus. Which is to be expected. You know, we are spiritual beings. Having a physical experience on earth instead of physical beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. So some physical things might piss me the fuck off. Oh yeah. Peace with myself. Right. You know? Yeah. There's too many people walking around not at peace with themselves. Oh my gosh. Yeah. So that's my rant. It's great. It's great. It's great. Well, hold up. Okay, good. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't keeping you very long. Oh my gosh, this has been so much fun. Thank you so much for talking to me. Thank you for having me. I'm gonna have to have you back on. Please. Please, I would love to, you know, connect shamelessly stuff around my mind. Yes, absolutely. All right, everybody once again, this is Brian Perkins. I am the president and CEO of fobs media. Please follow us on WWW dot flex media dot com. Dot com or on Instagram at pho's media. Again, FU, BB Z media, or on Twitter, which is at Phelps M so FU BBC capital M we'd love to hear from you. We'd love to hear what you think of our shows. If you have an idea for a show, please send us an email contact us, Twitter, tweet us, DM us. We'd love to get your story out there, cars are. Our mission is really to share every story and lift every voice. And Abigail, thank you for giving me the opportunity to do the same for myself. Thank you so much for talking to me. Oh my gosh, this has been so much fun. I hope you had a good time. I had an amazing time. You're awesome. Oh, good. Thank you. Well, you can check us out on Twitter at MP word O podcast. You can email me at Medicaid proton mill dot com. You can follow me on TikTok and Instagram at the underscore main underscore weirdo. One, or you can leave me a voicemail at minute pixie word of broadcast dot com. As always, guys, be kind and stay weird. Thank you so much, Ryan. I really enjoyed having you. Thank you..
"perkins" Discussed on The Manic Pixie Weirdo
"And thank you so much to nicely for sponsoring this episode. And we're back. This week, we are joined by Bryant Perkins. He's the CEO and founder of media and the host of the bee hostel. Say hi and tell everybody a little bit about yourself. Hello, hello, hello. Everyone out there. Thank you for having me on. This is awesome. This is amazing. I fan out over your show. I'd like to know about business. Oh, thank you. No problem. Again, floor, to be on here, but I started loves media. Just from a desire to capture stories and voices. So that I got bumped around by COVID. And didn't really have a place to go, the road kind of got pulled out from under me. And I was stuck inside of a hostel with a bunch of radio equipment and some other responsibilities. And I was like, well, I shouldn't probably make use with this radio equipment and no lo and behold. I'm surrounded by all these people from all walks of life who are all either running towards something, earning away from something. So I just set it up in the break room or the living room, you know, where there's people just sitting around chilling. It's kind of lost, you know, some people lost their jobs, some people had lost loved ones, some people had gained some things, and they were just camped out at the hostel until they're at least started or their house had finished building or there was a traveling construction worker who was writing railroad cars across the country, finding construction work during the pandemic. Oh my gosh. So it just became this, I was just awash in the story. So I just started capturing it and that became the hostel and from there, I started reaching out to businesses to be like, hey, you guys probably have a story that you want to share. Yes. With people, like no one no one just gets it out to mud with. Nothing, nothing happening, right? Yeah. So how did you create this store? How did you create this brand? How did you create this service or this product? And it's all just this crazy, interesting story. It's like you never think, you know, one person that I talked to started a, it was like a prosthetic limb. Oh wow, circuit company, so to make this circuit that would go into the or whatever the electrical components that go into a prosthetic limb to make it motorized. Yeah. And it's like, well, I graduated with this engineering degree and I had all this knowledge, but no one would hire me that the pandemic shut everything down. So I just started making it myself. And shopping it around to med tech firms or whatever it is. I forget, you know, don't get me to lie, but it was something crazy like that. You never think that. 'cause in this hostile room and you know, because everybody shares a room, but I go into his dorm and he's just got like processed limbs spread out. So, that's a foot. Is that real? A real foot. Start showing me what he does. You know, opens it up and he's like, you know. It's weird. It was just weird. It was just a weird thing. So yeah, that's how that happened. And now I got there's two more shows within the network, you know? She makes a podcast, which just launched, it's about women makers. So women who are making all kinds of goods, arts craft services, all house and one place in this place called mosaic makers collective endows. And then there's another company called the guilty grade. And they have a show called melanated grapes and they are black owned wine company. So it's them sharing their love of wine with the world and why in culture. From that perspective, combined with a little bit of entrepreneurial advice and tips and tricks for those out there wanting to get into the industry. Oh yeah, that's so cool and I will be on their show. Later, so check that out. It was so exciting. The energy between you three is gonna be crazy. Oh, I'm so excited. It's gonna be so great. You guys are all Chicago. Oh God, it's so cold. Unlike Dallas, where it's what is it like 70? Yeah. Yeah, and supposed to be like 80 this weekend. So I know. So this week we are talking about our relationship with fearlessness. And I think this is a really interesting topic and a really good topic. But first before we start, I, could you tell everybody a little bit about fearlessness for you? What is it? Do you believe in fearlessness? Is it a thing that you subscribe to? What is it to you? That's a good question. For me, fearlessness is something that I think people misinterpret. To me, fearlessness means simply that you fear less. But you are not devoid of fear. Your fear does not control you. Your fear could drive you. And I think there's a difference between letting fear drive you and then letting spirit control you. Right. You should probably not let anything control you. But there's no point there's no problem with having drivers in your life. I was afraid to start a media production company. But I chose fearlessness to manage that fear, use it to drive me, you know? I think maybe that people can be trapped by their fear. Because they, they do the opposite. They think they have to be fearless. They think they have to be this older definition of fearless. Right. I can't have any fear. I was like, well, that's a fear in and of itself. Because then if you're perceived as someone who is fearful, then that traps you even further. Yeah. I don't want to be perceived as someone who is fearful. Right. Therefore, that's heightening my level of fear. Yeah. It's sort of like oxymoronic. Jumbo shrimp. Tight slacks. Oh yeah. So would you say that fearlessness is courage without care? Possibly. I think in order to be courageous, you have to care. You think? Think so. Why? Well, courage. I think it's been maybe loosely defined as like your ability to do the thing under duress, potential. Your courageous. I'm going to courageously do this thing. Okay. The path ahead of me is not clear. It's not safe. But I'm going to forge it anyway. Okay. That means you have to.
"perkins" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"At kleiner Perkins the famed venture capital fund that is known for investing in such companies as Amazon Google Twitter et cetera He has a new book titled speed and scale and action plan for solving our climate crisis now So there was just a new report that came out It said renewable energy in the U.S. has quadrupled over the past decade so we're all good right There's nothing else to worry about with the climate I wish that was true No I came to this book this project this passion Back in 2006 when Al Gore's movie you remember an inconvenient truth Sure And I took my family and friends to see it We came back for a dinner conversation And went around the table to see what people thought When it came turn for my 16 year old daughter Mary doer she said I'm scared and I'm angry She said dad your generation created this problem You better fix it And I was speechless I had no idea what to say So I set out with partners in my Perkins to understand the extent of the climate crisis even higher Al Gore as a partner And over time over three funds invested a third up to a half of the funds Total about $1 billion in some 70 climate ventures Most of which failed And in fact it's hard It's very hard to grow a climate tech or green tech venture It was pretty lonely in the early days of doing that And we almost lost all of our investments But we stood by these entrepreneurs and they produced companies like beyond meat or end phase or the next smart thermostats and today are worth some $3 billion But that was then this is now I think what's important about now is we need way greater ambition and speed to avert catastrophic irreversible climate crisis I mean the evidence is all around us We've got devastating hurricanes and floods and wildfires and 10 million climate refugees the IPCC says that if we don't reduce our carbon emissions by 2030 by 50 55% we will see global warming overshoot by more than 2°C nearly 4°F And the Paris accords which were agreed to in 2015 if we were achieving them would still cause us to land at around 2°C The bad news is we're not close to achieving any of those goals You talk in the book about cutting emissions in half by 2030 and net zero by 2050 and you reference 6 main areas of attack transportation the electrical grid food protecting nature cleaning up industry and then removing carbon from the atmosphere we were talking about Tesla How quickly do we think that we're going to be past internal combustion engines with a fully electrified transportation network Well that's a great question And we want to put this in context Every year we dump 59 gigatons of carbon greenhouse gas emissions In the atmosphere as if it's some kind of free and open sewer And so the book and the research behind it has built a plan in electrifying transportation and the other 5 for which each of the objectives has three to 5 key results These are Andy grove Intel style very measurable specific steps In transportation it.
"perkins" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of kleiner Perkins We're discussing his new book speed and scale and how we can solve the climate crisis I want to talk about some of the things you've said in the book that apply everywhere but are especially applicable to the climate crisis Let's start with quote it seems every dozen years we witness magical ever exponentially larger waves of innovation So so let's start first with climate How and where are those waves of innovation coming that'll help ameliorate the climate crisis Well innovations are happening on many fronts at materials sciences electrochemistry biology The opportunity that the climate transition to a clean energy economy represents is the largest of our lifetimes It's a bigger mobilization than even the effort of the allies to defeat the Nazi axis in World War II You'll remember then we shut down for four years All manufacturing of automobiles and appliances And instead created 268,000 fighter aircraft 20,000 battleships it was a monumental effort dealing with an existential threat And that same level of innovation and ambition is required to win in this climate campaign Other areas of breakthroughs or innovations even becoming a believer that we'll see nuclear fusion.
"perkins" Discussed on Words on Water
"Always something interesting to talk about when it comes to odor odors and air pollutants joined by two guests for this topic. I have mark perkins. He is president and owner of perkins engineering consultants mark. Thanks for coming on the podcast view. And have chris hannaford. He is chief operating officer with vienna consulting engineers. Chris appreciate you coming on as well travis. Bigger so i'm i'm interested in talking to you. Guys i want to mention that Has its odors air. Pollutants conference april twentieth twenty seconds and a lot of the things we're going to talk about today are going to be part of that that content so we encourage folks to take a look and hopefully join us. What are some of the issues and trends that you all are see and when it comes to odors air pollutants these days. I'm may start off in the no hand off to prison. We would probably have both quite a few answers to that One thing. I see quite a bit lately is becoming a bigger issue in getting new treatment facilities permitted. You don't necessarily a numeric limits like you for effluent for odors and a lot of places some sites Too but But the general public is better educated cases of closer to where plant sites with the and other much more vocals of voters or more front and center topic are becoming more funds that our topic than than they have in the best at least in a lot of places. So receiving emphasized and getting a lot more scrutiny.
"perkins" Discussed on You Really Shouldn't Have
"Hello and welcome. So you really shouldn't have with me james warrick. Each week i sit down with a different guest as we discussed the highlights of their career and rep stories on the worst gifts. They've been given joining me this week. Is drummer stephen perkins class known as a member of by jane's addiction and porno for pyros. Stephen joins me to discuss his music career. Life during the covid. Pandemic and of course. Let's be on the worst gift he's stephen. Thanks so much for joining. The show is absolutely great to have you here. It's a pleasure to be here and it's good to cross the pond you know what's really cool when jane's addiction wenchang in nineteen eighty-eight. We toured all of england. Nowadays people pre covid people go to london and come back home back then back then. We did cristo. Manchester birmingham leeds london and i think one other of course colin but that separate but We did a know possibly seven shows throughout england. I really got a chance to feel and taste and smell the whole country. And i love touring like that when you really get a chance to meet different people in different parts of the region. I look forward to talking about jane's addiction. A little bit later on when we get that but i wanna go right back to the star steven if mind. When did you first discover drumming and who he early influences grown up. Well at eight years old. I saw a movie about benny goodman. And the real gene krupa played himself in the movie and when they showed him doing his big drum solo in sing sing. They shot to the audience and everybody could not. It was contagious and infectious. They couldn't stop tapping and dancing. He was having a great time. They were having a great time and to me. Only was the beautiful piece of art that it was this. Great social communicator. And people loosened up it was the lubar cater really was and i thought. That's that's the instrument for me. You know and it took a while before. I got a pair of drumsticks. I think i was maybe ten years old but played pillow and pots and pans for a couple years. And actually it was really good for me to learn how to bounce a stick off different services before. I actually got a drumhead you know. I got my snare drum. I think i was eleven. I started learning how to do the rudiments correctly. And that's such a great romance to to know buddy. Rich elvin jones and our blakey and ed tile. The old great guys did the same rudiments. That i was learning so i had this connection with the elders because we learned and retried the same ideas with these rudiments and then learning how to bounce the state from a pillow to a snare drum and then at thirteen i got a drum set and then that's a whole nother level because you got to move your body and your hips senior ankles in your feet. So it's not just about bouncing sticks. It's about dancing on the instrument and learning how to become a musical and lyrical with a a drum set which to me when you walk into a silent room. The drums are hitting a hammer and a nail. You have to pierce the silence. It's not like an instrument where you can brush the silence and kind of you know gently stroke it. You have to punch through and the it's almost like the feeling when you're putting a nail on a wall when you do it right. It's so sad..