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Running a country on zero taxes? Buttigieg gathers steam; ICE unchecked..

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Running a country on zero taxes? Buttigieg gathers steam; ICE unchecked..

"You're listening to the rested culture podcast. Welcome back to the rest of culture podcast. I'm Frank ever sold. It's good to have you back again today. I've got a stack of things that I wanna talk about in at the end of the show. I've got an interview with Nancy Hartwell, and we're gonna talk about the twenty first century slave trade in a lot of good stuff in there that you want to listen and learn about. But one of the things I wanna do is kind of clean up a little bit on a show that I discussed I think it was about two weeks ago. And in that show, I spoke about David Bernhardt who is a Trump appointee just approved by the Senate to the powerful number two spot as secretary of the interior. And remember that David was a former law lawyer and lobbyist for the independent petroleum association of America in how gleeful the oil industry was that David could be in this powerful spot to push their agenda. As you recall, actually, David was a former lawyer for the independent petroleum association and keep in mind that this would be the icing on the cake for the independent petroleum association because the interior department they've already okayed much of what the independent petroleum association already wanted. They've already got things done like rescinding fracking rules to control water pollution done. They were able to get rules withdrawn that limit climate changing methane gas releases when they strike an oil field. They don't have to worry about all this gas coming out anymore. They got that done. And they got the interior department to abandon the practice of restoring public land's damaged by oil development. They don't have to worry about that anymore in the last one that they already got done was they were able to end long stay. Ending protections at were in place for migratory birds where the birds land and oil pits or they would fly into power lines that that weren't marked along with a bunch of other hazard. So they've already got a lot of stuff done. And they just thought man we're going to really go to town with having David Bernhardt are former lawyer and lobbyist may and were just woo Burkan. Man. This is this is like candy land here. The Trump presidency is this is like candy land form and all in all the interior department oversees about five hundred million acres. Of our land. Folks. That's our land five hundred million acres of our land. So David's approval by the Senate last week was a big deal. And thanks to aid senators all Democrats along with four government ethics watchdog groups they've requested that the interior department's inspector general open a formal investigation into burn hearts conduct. So here comes and the reporting that among the chief complaints with David have been allegations revealed by three separate New York Times investigations that Mr. Bernhardt used his position to advance policy policy that was pushed by his former lobbying client that he continued working as a lobbyist after filing legal paperwork declaring that he had ceased lobbying and that he interviewed to block the release of a scientific report or he intervened, rather, I'm sorry. He intervened to block the release of a scientific report showing the harmful effects of a chemical pesticide on certain endangered species personally intervened intervened on that report. So you know, it just doesn't get any better. Does it folks? So let's hope that we don't give the independent petroleum association. Another benefit they already one for separate major rollbacks. Let's not give them David Bernhardt. If we can help it, please. Geez. We need this. So the next thing I want to talk about this is kind of interesting it came from to us by way of the Zona as e central dot com. So that's Iran, central dot com. You can find it by just going to easy central dot com. And it's a story about the how the US deported the spouse of a fallen soldier. And then it quickly reverses the decision on this. And I'm gonna go through the story. But the thing I want you to keep in mind here folks is that the story didn't get better until the publicity got worse for the administration. They figured out what the public thought about this, then they reversed. And I mean, it's a case of why did you do it in the first place? Why do we have policies that do this in the first place, and I want you to keep that mind as we talk about this. But the husband the story goes like this. The husband of US soldier killed in Afghanistan was back in the United States Monday after being deported to Mexico last week in a development that left the couple's twelve year old daughter in Arizona without parents. The twelve year old daughter without parents. His name is Jose Gonzalez Kuranda he's age thirty. He was arrested by immigration and customs enforcement officers last Monday on his way to his welding job, and he was promptly deported to nNcholas Mexico on Wednesday of last week said his attorney and reached by phone earlier, Monday Gonzales said he had been living in a shelter for deported immigrants, and no Gallas Mexico a city, he did not know and was worried about his daughter Evelyn who is a US citizen born in the United States. He said, and I quote, I feel so bad. The father said I'm thinking about it. I might never see again Gonzales was married to army private Barbara VERA, and she was killed on September eighteenth twenty ten while serving in the US army in Afghanistan. She was only twenty two. I killed an action. And the attorney for this fellow said his name was Hernandez. He said, it seemed cruel for ice to inflict additional pain on the man and his daughter, noting the trauma that the experienced after the death of his spouse there, plenty of people you can go to to go after but not a guy who's wife died in Afghanistan. He said and his wife was mortally wounded when at surgeons attacked her unit using an I e d and pry, improvised, explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade, and she was in Kunar province Afghantistan. The Pentagon said at the time her unit has been set to ghanistan is a part of the operation in during freedom. So kansallis he said that he came to the US illegally from Eric Cruz Mexico way back in two thousand and four when he was a teenager. I he married his wife in two thousand seven and after. His wife was killed in Afghanistan. Gonzales, granted, what is known as parole in place. And that is the terminology for something which allows immigrants in the country illegally to remain in the US without the threat of deportation and immigration judge then terminated deportation proceedings against kansallis at that time based on the fact that he had parole in place, but. I-is then refiled case, obviously in two thousand eighteen and judge ordered Gonzales deported in December of twenty teen after Hernandez didn't show up for his court hearing. But he says the reason he didn't show up was that he never received the notice he said that I sent it to the wrong address. So you know, what is the process that they're using for this? Are they looking for the quickest way to get people out to they even check? I mean, how do they verify that got to the right address? I mean, that's that's a mystery and kansallis didn't find out a judge ordered him deported until ice officers came to his house last Monday and literally took him into custody and sent him back and Hernandez. His attorney said that he filed emotion reopened Consol says deportation case motion triggered an automatic stay of removal, but ice just sent him back. Anyway, they didn't care. So I mean, that's you know, you have to wonder here here. He's. You know, his wife had died. He's watching you know, the little girl and insent back. I mean, he's gainfully employed. It it just makes you wonder. It just makes you wonder what their thought process is with some of this stuff. I would think that given that his wife was in the military and had died while serving in protection of the United States that that would count for something. But in evidently folks in this administration. There's an example, it doesn't it doesn't mean anything, and I think we've kind of lost touch. We've lost a common sense sort of touch with reality. It's missing in this administration. They're doing things for reasons. That don't make sense. And I'm not saying that it's not compassionate. They're doing things for reasons that don't make sense, they they're not spending the time to look into something a little bit here. Here we go guy sent to Nogales Mexico. He's been here since he was a teenager. His daughter is left here in the United States. His wife. Killed serving our country. I mean, the whole thing is at travesty. And it's like what what's missing in this administration that things like that happen. What can we do? All we can do is talk about it. In fight for it. But the next thing I want to tell you about here. It's kind of an interesting thing. This comes to us from axios dot com, and it's talking about a high of voters we're talking about people voters in Ohio who have flip between parties in the past presidential elections. And consequently supported Donald Trump and twenty six teen they're now saying that their first choice in twenty twenty is Barack Obama, and these are swing voters and some of these were critical in obviously getting Donald Trump elected. But times are changing, folks. Here's some swing voters in the study in Ohio that said there first pick Brock Obama. And this is the biggest takeaway from the engages focus point global focus group that included twelve swing voters. Half of them voted for Mitt Romney and twenty twelve and then flipped to Hillary Clinton in twenty sixteen and half of home went for a bomb. In twenty twelve and then Trump in twenty sixteen. In five of the six bomb. Trump voters the ones that swamped from Obama to Trump would pick Obama if he could run again in twenty twenty one of the reasons that they cited which is kind of interesting they said that Obama is more of a diplomatic person as one participant put it in another said that he was more intellectual. When these wing voters folks were asked if anyone nut running for president in twenty twenty that they wished would run Obama is the only name that they came up with and one of the fellas his name is Christopher Martinez. He's a forty two year old IT specialist who voted for Trump said, although he hasn't made a decision about who supports twenty twenty if someone like Obama came along, then maybe I'd vote against Trump his bottom line. Lind savvy L who's a retired librarian who voted for basically Republicans for forty five years until she went for Clinton twenty sixteen said that Trump has been much worse than I thought. And she's looking for a candidate that has a strong personality. But also somebody that's got high deals not a person like Trump. She says that lies even if it's something I don't wanna hear. I want them to be really honest. So that's kind of interesting what we're finding out and. Interesting stuff. I also have the tell you that this is I'm also allowing my. Little corgi Chihuahua to be in the studio here, and this is a test. And we're gonna see if he can actually sit here because he's got separation anxiety big time. We're gonna see if he can actually sit here without me having to retake this thing with any chatter from him. This is a test or we're gonna see how this goes. But folks, you know, when we're talking about this. We have agreed opportunity here post Trump for the next leader to rule effectively from the middle actually working with both parties to affect meaningful change, the current political environment. It's created dysfunctional political vacuum that will be filled. It's going to be filled one way or another by the next leader who governor who governs for all the people and not just a few people and after we've gone through the chaos of this. Let's hope it's a one term administration, at least in my view. The next president will have tons of clean up to do. But if this next. A person is next president is saying commonsense and willing to work with both sides that kind of president Republican or democrat and today's political vacuum with the bar so low. The bar is nail. So low on in terms of what we expect from president that next president will be able to get a hell of a lot done because right now, folks, there's not much that's getting done. It's all about chaos, and you can't run a country like that. We know it. You can't run a country from pedestal. Promoting chaos post Trump, the next president could be fantastic just by being sane and willing honestly willing to work with both parties in a bipartisan fashion, he or she will be a here of we just need someone that's sane and in talking about that. Did you see Pete Buddha? Judge he kicked off his campaign for presidency last week. It's nice to hear speak on the issues plainly and clearly without all the drama that Donald Trump brings to the table almost on a daily basis. Along these lines. Pete said that today actually that the horror show in Washington mesmerizing. It's all consuming. But starting today we're gonna chase. We're going to change the channel folks, we're gonna change the channel with that be nice. I mean to kind of change the channel on some of this. I personally feel like we've been on a political till two world for the past two years with Trump two years. It's like let let me off the right, please. This political tilt two world that we've been on for the past two years. It's just it's enough. I think we're all sick of it. And tucked about Pete Buddha JR. Did you see him on Rachel Maddow last night? Pete said that to him. Freedom means having healthcare available to all Americans. Freedom means having things like a strong consumer financial protection bureau looking out for Americans yell so spoke about FDR's, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's new deal that many call socialism. And he spoke about how American values and priorities. Countered. The reality on the ground during that time to solve a problem. Pete also mentioned that we as Americans need to credibly defend or values abroad. He said our interests, and our values are inseparable, and I can't agree with that anymore. He spoke about how Trump in the last election relied on manipulating our current electoral structure to gain power. And my feeling was that Pete favors adding up all the votes that were cast in a presidential election. And whoever gets the most votes should be declared the winner. I mean, that's how it works everywhere else doesn't when you vote when you vote for things. You know, you wanna new condo? President had tell you vote. That's how it works. When you want? Anything else you want a a Commissioner? You want to judge you know, that you elect you've seen him on the ballot all the time. I mean, you go, and you you vote it's only the presidential election that we get this electoral system. But it's it's basically refreshing to hear someone that's calm collected in television. It's it's a sharp contrast. Somebody like Pete, but a judge and we've got so many great candidates out there right now, and they all represent such a clear contrast a refreshing contrast to what we have today, isn't it? It's just it's amazing. L folks, you knew it was coming. You knew it was coming twice as many companies are paying zero taxes under Donald Trump's tax plan as they were before. We knew it was coming. The story was originally published by the center for public integrity. A nonprofit nonpartisan investigative news organization out of Washington DC, and you've probably seen some reports are saying that at least sixty companies reported that they're twenty eighteen federal tax rates amounted to affectively zero or in some cases, even less than zero on income earned in the US operations. According to an analysis released today by the Washington DC based think tank the institution on taxation and economic policy. The number is twice as many as we had in earlier year analysis before the new tax law went into effect. And you can't run a country. Like that folks. It doesn't matter if you're democrat or Republican, but I'm telling you, it's a matter of economics. You cannot run a country with some of these multibillion dollar conglomerates pains zero taxes, you can't. In among those names. You're getting household names like Amazon dot com, we all love to shop on Amazon. But you gotta pay their taxes and things like net flicks. We look net flicks. But the gotta pay their taxes in addition to companies like, Chevron, pharmaceutical, manufacturer, allied, lily, and farming and commercial Queant, manufactured Deere and company. I mean, great companies your love the employed tons of people, but you gotta pay taxes. Well, the problem here is the controversial tax cuts jobs act signed by President Donald Trump and December twenty seventeen it lowered as you know, the corporate tax rate to twenty one percent from thirty five percent. And I agree thirty five is high. But twenty one is too low. And that's partly to blame here for giving corporations and easier way out of pink taxes said Matthew Gardner, who is an I tap is the revision here. For the institute on taxation and economic policy. And basically what Matthew Gardner is saying is that. He saying that the new corporate tax rate lowers the bar for the amount of tax avoidance at takes to get you down to zero. He said the specter of big corporations avoiding all income taxes on billions, folks, billions in profits since strong and corrosive signal to Americans at the tax system is stacked against them in favor of corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Matthew Gardner wrote report take somebody like John Deere? They reported earning two point one five billion on US income before taxes it owed, no US taxes and twenty eight teen. And then Furthermore reported that it was oh, two one hundred sixty eight million dollars back from the government. Reported earning two point one five billion into twenty teen. And then they came back and said that, hey, we're two hundred sixty eight million from the government. So they're not only, you know, my God, it's paying no taxes, but they're also looking to get two hundred sixty eight million dollars back. It's like this is like the all these companies have won the Powerball. The tax Powerball under Donald Trump. And they say that they're owed that money the two hundred sixty million from the government after taking into consideration various deductions and credits, according to its annual filing with the securities and Exchange Commission. The company reported profits globally of two point three seven billion zero taxes paid my we won the Powerball who it got to be just elated, but you can't run a country like that. Matthew Gardner said that the new tax law has left. Most of the old tax breaks intact. While cutting the rate by almost half, resulting in a continued decline in our already low corporate revenues take a look at Amazon, the Seattle based retail and technology, but Hema three ported a federal tax rebate of a hundred and twenty nine million. On ten point eight billion in US income before taxes and an Amazon spokesman said their company pays all the taxes. We are required to pay him the US and every country where we operate. And just so, you know, corporations generally don't get refund checks as individuals do for overpaying instead corporations calculate how much. Hell much in taxes? They owe by rolling up various deductions and tax credits. And then. They lower the tax Bill until in many cases, the oh simply nothing taxes or the accrue a'deficit referred to as a rebate that they use to offset taxes in the future. But there is somebody out there that sees this and is sticking their neck out on the line to come up with something that we can do about it and that is democratic presidential candidate. Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits, that's designed to prevent business giants like the ones we just talked about from taking advantage of the tax code to effectively pay a zero rate, and what she's saying she's proposing a seven percent tax on corporate profits above a hundred million dollars at the latest in a series of in bishops policy proposals from the Massachusetts Senator, and she's estimating her campaign estimates that the proposal would hit about twelve hundred firms and those corporations would pay the seven percent tax on top of any liability under current tax rules, which as Warren said and Thursday blog post last week. I it's necessary because her. Tax code is. So littered with loopholes that simply raising regular corporate rate alone is not enough in how true that is a that's a very clear. Well reason proposal that it it gets rid of all of the, you know, the ambiguity. It's so simple that it works. And it's something that we have to look at. How can you have the major corporations in America folks, paying zero taxes in expect our military to stay strong social security to remain viable, our roads and bridges. You can't you know, you you can't do all of these things without the biggest companies in America paying their fair share of taxes, we've talked about income inequality. I mean that just compounds the whole corrosive issue of income inequality when you've got the major corporations now. Not paying their fair share of taxes. You something has to be done and that seven percent tax would certainly be a step in the right direction. Well, the next report that we've got is the coming to us from the Kaiser family foundation and just a little bit of an interesting story here. And they go on to say that there's been appropriate hand wringing since twenty ten about the affordability of Affordable Care Act plans in the marketplaces, the prices of gone up on those plans, and for a lot of reasons that we won't go into. But a lot of the problem with the Affordable Care Act, as you know, that bomb passed last. You know, before Trump that one of the main problems that it's faced is the fact that Donald Trump has been under the hood trying to pull out all sorts of wires and hoses and all sorts of crap to try to to kill the darn thing. So it's no wonder that the Affordable Care Act plans in the marketplaces has gone up. But interesting here is that the new data show that health insurance is decidedly. Less affordable for lower income people who get coverage at work than their counterparts with similar incomes in those marketplaces. So we're talking about private plans. Poor people the coverage that get at work, and what those same income level. People can get in the marketplace much better coverage in the marketplace. And what they're saying is at a low income family with a ObamaCare. Marketplace plan pays about eight and a half eight point four percent of their income on premiums and out of pocket costs compared to fourteen percent for lower-wage family. And we're tight about those that having incomes twice below the poverty level. So the folks that are on the ObamaCare plans or paying eight point four percent out of pocket in the ones with the poor folks on the private plans the health plans at the companies provide are paying fourteen percent. They're getting worse coverage. And as we know the Affordable Care Act provides financial protections for lower income people enrolled in subsidized health plans in the marketplaces or in Medicaid. And there are no similar income based subsidies that apply to employers plans. So that is kind of interesting that for the poor, folks. Obamacare is still doing what it was intended to do despite all of the kicking all of. People trying to destroy it vote against it. And you know, I think that Senator McCain when he gave. The thumbs down on killing bomb occur in that crucial vote. He knew what he was doing. He knew exactly what he was doing. He's he's picked up nothing. Even after he passed away. He's picked up nothing. But rebuke continued rebuke from Donald Trump as a result of doing that. And here's an example, folks where? When you look at the poor they're still benefiting from plan that Donald Trump has tried to kill. It's absolutely amazing. Well, I've got a couple of stories here. I wanna go into this is this is just kind of a couple of little, you know, how I love the weird stories kind of make the world grow round sometimes in here's one it's called a Florida man rich enough to buy a private island. He's been busted for shoplifting. And this is coming to us from the mon- row county sheriff's office, Florida. This fill is a wealthy Florida Keys man, he found the dough for an eight million dollar island off of key west, but was apparently to cheap to cough up the cash for household items. He stole from KMart. According to reports his name is Andrew Francis Lippi. He's fifty nine he's the owner of the key haven real World Health, and it was used in two thousand six for the seventeenth season of the MTV reality series. He was arrested on a charge of grand theft over the weekend just days after he purchased the luxury almost five acre Thompson island of Monroe county. According to the Miami Herald in according to the news outlet, he went in to the K mart that this is just mind boggling folks, I mean money does not buy sanity. This is mind boggling Lippi had swiped. Three hundred dollars worth of goods that included a cured coffeemaker a Hamilton beach coffeemaker eight light bulbs a bed skirt from key west K mart. So sometime between March thirtieth and April fifth. He went in. And he bought the wears from the big box department store, and then he returned them in the original packaging boxes with other. Things packed inside. The Miami Herald set. What did he do? Well, he put a basketball in the curate box instead of the hundred sixty five dollar coffeemaker. He put old light bulbs in the box for the new bulbs. And he put a pillow case in the packaging instead of the bed skirt. I mean, eight million dollar home living on a private island. What's wrong with this guy? He he. And then additionally, he took the old Hamilton beach coffeemaker that he had any put it in the box for the new one when he returned it. And of course, he denied the allegations. And he says that it has to do with a commercial dispute. Relenting unrelenting. You can't take anything for granted. You can't. You know, look at somebody. That's got Baker eight million dollar island and think oh my God. They know exactly what they're doing. You know, this person so wealthy. Let's make them president. No, it doesn't work that way. In the other story that I want to talk about here is the exasperated Ecuadorian. Story here. That's coming about the embassy there in Ecuador. I mean, this is just absolutely you wanna know why they kicked him out. I mean. They president Lennon Marino Ecuador's says we've ended the asylum the spoiled brat, and from now on we're going to be more careful and giving asylum to people who are really worth it. And look at the story what Julian Assange did. And we talked about this one of my podcast months months ago. How when Raina was going to be president that was going to change the dynamic will did. And but here's what Julian Assange did. He said that Julian was in or the embassy has saying that Julian was housed in cramped quarters. It was a small office that was converted into a bedroom and it became a permanent address. I guess for Julian he became a defacto jail because he was there for almost seven years in there saying that as the asylum dragged on his relations with his host in the embassy soured in his behavior became more Radic the. Embassy staff complained of him skateboarding at night playing loud music and walking around in his Mantese his man panties with no apparent concern for others in the tiny embassy. That's gross and one senior Ecuadorian official described his room as a sovereign territory within a sovereign territory that none of the staff could enter they said the stench from going weeks without a shower, and he had dental problems from poor hygiene, it was a constant nuisance. They're saying. And then they're saying that he spread his duty all over the walls. I mean, it just doesn't get any any any more ridiculous than that. And they're saying here that when you're given a shelter in your cared for and you're provided with food. You don't announce the owner of the house president rano said. It's just it's an amazing story here. I just can't. I just can't imagine the I just can't. It's just absolutely unfathomable. Mile. So the final straw came about when he Julian Assange decided to spread information about a purported offshore account controlled by by the president of Ecuador's brother and Julian also league person personal photographs of the Ecuadorian president lying in bed. Probably reading paper something as well as images of close family members dancing on and on a goes. It's just what a nutjob, you know, we've got here with Julian Assange, but now he's in London and. You know, he's facing extradition to the United States. And you know, just not a happy camper at the moment. And I have to wonder if he just been a little more accommodating is could this whole been avoided? Oh boy. Well, folks, stay right there. Because we've got that interview coming up with Nancy Hartwell on the twenty first century slave trade and some interesting stuff on our website to which is which is Nancy Hartwell dot com. So hang on. And we'll have Nancy right here in just a second. And. I hope you enjoy it. Well today on the rest of culture podcast. We're happy to have me see Hartwell with us and Nancy has an internationally recognized to thirty on human trafficking in the twenty first century slave trade Nancy authored three bestselling word winning books about victims of the crime. And she's done more than five hundred radio interviews and seventeen countries. And it's nice to have you with us. Nancy? Well, thank you. Thank you so much for having me. And you know, the we were just talking a little bit before this that this is something that I think people really should know about and they don't really hear that much about in that the thing of it is if we don't know more about what's going on with this. How can we be aware of it in? How can we actually take measures to protect our kids? It just ourselves against, you know, this this thing that's happening right now. So tell me just a little bit about how did you become interested in this topic of the twenty first century slave slavery? Well, some years ago of of of mine just managed one day, they found her vice eclipse of the road, but nobody heard or saw Ursula ever since and several weeks later, we heard rumors were probably true that she had been sold to assault and in Libya and that. I know N because at that point. I was pretty cute blond myself. And I kept thinking, holy Toledo that could have been me. So I started collecting Aures and years later, I finally had time to sit down and we've moved into some some books. Louise, these novels are what you would call faction. They're they're based on true story. I didn't have copies of police reports they are officially classified as fiction, and you I'm kind of curious to hear. A little bit about which you which you think about the slave trade in terms of hell does it. How does it perpetuate here in the states in? This is something that you really don't hear about in the news that much, but I think there's two facets of it. There's how it affects the, you know, adults again involved, and then of course, you've got to children how how would this slave trade evidence itself with let's say dolt, I mean, how should adult be cognizant of aware of what was going on. Okay. Well, it's kind of a an ugly topic to about and some of us were rather just close our eyes to the whole thing. But if we don't know about it, and we don't talk to our hedge about it. We are quitting their kids at additional risk. Cal are catch not cross the street without looking both Wade because there's danger we are not to put their hands on hotch because they're danger. But we don't tell them about the slave trade and human trafficking because we don't want to traumatize. Well, guess what flows? There's nature involved. And if we don't tell them about the danger, they won't know what to do. So we need to talk to our kids that there are evil people out there who will hurry on whoever they can the international slavery Newsday's is largely controlled by organized crime, particularly the Russian mafia they used to just offering in Russia and eastern Europe. They notice that there was a vacuum. So now, they're tentacles are everywhere. These are professional criminals, they know what they're doing. They know techniques that work. They are absolutely ruthless. They don't care that they're destroying lives. They just want to make money, and this is a very lucrative business after ill rugs. It is the biggest criminal. Industry in the world as a multibillion dollar international business while I mean, that's amazing is are they preying on teenagers that are disenfranchised from their families and cities is at the the targets. Could it just can be anybody on be anybody running are particularly vulnerable and these people create on the most vulnerable. They can run away at fifty patients, and they know all the right buttons to push to get the kids to trust them. And then as soon as they're the kid is under their control, boom, then they lower the mome and and the kid finds himself in a horrible horrible situation. But everybody is at brisk more or less. What? But Yanji nature's boys and girls are particularly attractive victims and little kids. Also because there is absolutely bottomless market for file which is said, I mean, how do they you know, as with the young kids? How do they actually get them away from their parents? I've always wondered this, you know, as as a kid growing up. I'm lucky to I've had a very protected life. But how do they work on the kids? How did they get them away from their parents? Good question and parents done a pretty good job of telling kits. Not to talk changers. So the triggered have devised. Some really sneaky ways of getting around that. For example, puppy. Oh, dear my hubby is loss. Can you help me find my puppy? I think each village over there. Okay. Well, the kid is thinking puffy not thinking about wait a minute. This guy this is stranger. There was a video on YouTube where this guy went to playground. Okay. Yep. I'm still here playground with the and went up to parents. Can I try to lure your child? Jude leave with me and the parents. Good love because they know they're not supposed to talk to strangers. Will these were kids off sixty nine years old eight out of eight left with the guy because he promised the show them more puppies. They were skipping beside him holding his hand. It's not not our image of a. But it could have been he just wanted to show. Parents what these people do. I heard another story about a girl who was eleven. She was on of us. I guy should sound next to her such starts groping her. She gets mad he ropes again. She gets even matter. So another passengers she's what's going on. He comes over dumps the guy out of the sheet, then he should sound next door. Did you ever tell your catch not to talk to heroes? This was a setup they were working together. And guess what? Number two could extract all the information. He needs from her. Where is she going is going to be somebody there to meet her because he has broken the stranger barrier? So these two very common techniques another one for little kids. They'll go to Elham entry school when it's letting out and they'll find a kid with something personalized like a baseball cap. We're back. Oh, billy. Mining John your mum could have make up today. So she sent me. Now, if Billy says, okay, Mr John, what is the Pasha word, and John doesn't know the family password and Billy knows not to lead with him. Every family should have a password something easy for even little kids. Remember, maybe the name of or the name of the street where they live or something. But every family needs a password. It's a very simple, but very effective technique that avoids problems in certain circumstances. Now when they when they get these children, and you know, they have them. It's almost like there's a network, you know, like, you're saying there's a network of people that are involved that there's a household someplace there's, you know, maybe maybe it's just guys maybe there's another gallon full. But I mean, there's a network of people around keeping this child contained. I mean, that's that's a her herculean effort. I would think to keep a child from going out and saying, hey, you know, screaming or or how do they do how do they manage a child in that kind of captivity? Do they not let them out is there because you would normally think child would if he's had a grocery store. He would say, you know, helping your screamers, you know, how do they? Once they have the child. I mean, how do they keep that child from screaming out the the kids isolated? Threaten them that that all kinds of terrible things would happen. If they tell anybody. And and there's an entire underground network of brokers and salespeople and and purchasing agents. And I mean, it just goes on and on and on here in Florida just a few weeks ago. They arrested more than two hundred people in the county next to mine of child pornography ring, and this included a deputy share of teachers teachers school counselors people that you think you can trust with the kids themselves verbally in positions where they have access to the children and then take advantage of them. I mean, it's amazing because you know, those of us who are lucky enough to have had privilege lives and they've had. You know, great lives as kids. We don't really know what this does Detroit, but I can tell you just from my installation here that crushes them. I mean as child if they make it through this that the lifelong damage that's done is just amazing. You know, how what can we do? You know, as citizens is it is it a matter of being on the alert for seeing kids. You know, when you see a child, I mean, you don't necessarily know if you should get involved. Sometimes, you know, you see something that you don't know really what to do what should the average person. Do you know if they see a see something that strikes you as wrong hall the forties? Let them that them figure out whether it's right or wrong. Remember that I pass tro in Cleveland of heavily years vote Metcalf. Three women have to for ten years, certainly somebody aids something that way minute. This just doesn't seem to add up. But if you don't change anything these authorities. They can't be everywhere. All the time. They they need our help and say, wait a minute that massage parlor there next to the ice cream. Parlor, it has a backdoor and she cars there four o'clock in the morning that seems to be a little bit onto me. Or if you see a law outside or? That's the key someone keep the bad guys out. Exactly. Well, that's a good point. And you know, just had place that was over in Jupiter, Florida. The orchids of Asia. I think I read in the article that these ladies that were living. Essentially as as slaves in that building. Yeah, they were they were actually cooking out back. Yeah. People saw this. They had their high botchy grills. They were cooking back. So that's a trigger. God. What what why are they cooking out here? There's something not right about that. Right. Well, the Chinese Vietnamese are also very well organized. They have a huge network of people Shambhu the, quote recruiting unquote, promising fabulous opportunities. Others will get business licenses. Vicki's businesses appeared to be completely legitimate others are specialized in shutting place down if they get wind of probable police raid. But you believe these massage parlor growth, cool brothels became such a problem in canton, Ohio when you believe that the. Police sorry taking Chinese interpreters with them when they would raid one of these places because the girls had been rain washed to be scared of anybody in a uniform, and they would refuse to talk. I mean, they are really well organized. And then you know, some are real strict about others are alot more lackadaisical. They just moved to the county next door. We really need is a nationwide concerted effort to crack now on this crime because they're just too many. It's right now, it's kind of Swiss cheese kitchen. They're just too many holes for them to fall through bright in this in it seems to me like something that you really have to get involved to get this problem solved. The police just can't seem to do it on their own. And they need people to be aware that you've got to be you've got to use commonsense about it. But there's nothing wrong with saying to a policeman. Hey, look, you know, I saw this. And I don't know if it's right or wrong. But I'm just letting you know that it might be worth a cheque, right? Hey, pictures, if if if you have your cell phone with you John now, no they time, you know, circumstances. And then pass this along to the authorities. Let them let them do the investigating many communities also have catch horses that are set off to fight you've been trafficking, and they're of course, always looking for volunteers. Ears on their months of organizations. Also who help fight this crime like that National Center for missing next children and their shelters all over the country. Also for people who have managed to escape. From the from the street, and they give them counseling education support. But it is very difficult to help these teenagers because they have been lied to betrayed deceived. Solo many times at a very impressionable age that they no longer trust anybody, including people who are generally trying to help them. So they're always looking for financial support always looking for volunteers. The soul. Find the organizations in your community provide support these victims and also help fight the crying another very easy technique to help fight the crime. There's a national hotline against human trafficking, and they will answer the phone in in any of a couple of dozen different languages what signs in the restrooms halls alone. Interstates or major highways at rush stops. If you are being taken somewhere against your will all this number now now probably have to Varo somebody's phone to call. But that's another very inexpensive and very effective. Dick, ni for helping some of these crimes from from playing out. That's good advice. And you know, I'm gonna do a little bit of research. And if you've got a number just feel free to sit. It to me the Email, and I'll post that my show notes too. But it's this is really something that it's an insidious thing shouldn't be happening here in America. And there's things that I think the important thing is to know that there's things that we can do as ordinary citizens to to help rid the United States of this problem in its in your community, you can almost Bank on it. And they're things that we can do to help get rid of this. Like, I said, you know, the police do need help us. It's not something that we can just expect our tax dollars to take care of we have to take a more active role. We've got to be cognizant of signs and try to stamp this thing out, right? Well, there's also a lot of information anthem contact numbers on my website, Nancy her well dot com and by the west there's a five heart horse on modern day, human trafficking and tweaker century slave train. All we need as your Email address. Anger. Welcome to download it. Absolutely free bridges trying to get the word out. Excellent. And they can find that on your website, which is Nancy Hartwell dot com. Precisely as books and other other information there that people will find very useful. Well, that's excellent. And, you know, just wanna thank you for coming on the show here in in helping spread the word about this. Because like I said, we just don't hear we hear occasionally a little bit in the in the news, and this kind of thing. But I think it's something that you got the point across it. We really need to be aware of cognizant of their things that we can do to try to radically this problem. Yes. Parents please. Please. Please. Monitor your kids, social media side, martyr your kids, online games. There are predators out there pretending to be another twelve year old on the other end of that computer game. And you should tell your kids if they ever send you a message like, hey, can you send me a picture of yourself without any clothes on? They should tell mom or dad. Eat Meniat -ly. The the internet has made as made this crime even easier, and we really really need to be aware not only that the crime exists. But some of this Niki ways of these predators of ticket vantage of our most precious children. Exactly. That's that's a very good point. And you know, it's something that it's a conversation that you have to have with your kids. It's not something that you should do. It's something you have to do, you know, especially if they're online, which all kids are these days. Well, well, Nancy. I wanna thank you once again for joining us on the rest of culture podcast, and again, it's needs Hartwell dot com. If they want to get more information you so much, and it was nice talking to you ANSI, and we hope to have you back on again. But folks check that website out and in things again, Nancy. Okay. Thank you. Folks that is the podcast for this week. I want to thank you for joining us. And I've got some reading to do coming up on Thursday. I've got a hell of a lot of reading them point to be doing. And that's because we've got the molar report coming out from big boy Bill bar in. It's going to have all those reductions, I dunno. Maybe it's not going to be that much reading at the end of the day. Maybe it might just be a page. But join us for what's coming next. That's coming out Thursday. And we'll have another podcast there to talk about it till then folks.

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Bill O'Reilly's Week in Review with Glenn Beck

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Bill O'Reilly's Week in Review with Glenn Beck

"Bill O'Reilly joins us. He's got a new book coming out this fall. It goes on sale the seventeenth of September the United States of Trump how the president really sees America extensive time. He's spending with the president right now. We'll talk to him about that. As we get closer to the book. I want to talk to him I about the border, and and what's really happening there Bill, and what should the president do? All right. So we have to take it from. It's almost like a history lesson back. So get your pan out because this is all intertwined the movement to open the borders to any foreign national who wants to come here is driven by the progressive far left. And it's based upon the success that they had in California now in Arizona and Nevada a flooding zone with foreign born people and after a period of time they are able to vote and by chain migration. They can bring their families in from overseas. And the demographic in the state changes that's number one number two. If Texas changes where you live from red state to a blue states over. Okay. That means that the progressive left will take over the United States of America. So what is the easiest way? Quickest way to make that happen. Open borders because people millions of them will point to Texas so in March two hundred thousand people estimated by the border patrol. I had the guy on Bill O'Reilly dot com. They got one hundred thousand and he estimated one hundred thousand got into the country illegally of the hundred thousand that the detained about fifty percent of them are now saying I want asylum. As soon as I said, they want asylum, then the system cranks into motion they have to be interviewed. And then they are released because the board patrol and is is nowhere put them. So the release into the country, and they're told you have to come back for your asylum hearing, which will be in three or four years. Now, there's some it's all over the place. But I think it's fair to say most do not return for their hearings. So what you have now is you have a surge into the United States of illegal people half of whom are applying for asylum system can't absorb it. So what should happen is that we already have a state of emergency on the border, but President Trump should extend that by freezing all asylum requests right now today. No, more asylum requests are going to be taken and anyone who gets here and applause or sil- mess to go back to their home country. We'll we'll do the paperwork, but we'll call you. When your time is up. Right. And if you have if you wanna Silom in the courts, if you want a Silom the way to do that is you go to your local embassy, but that's not the way the law reads. No that and so the ninth circuit court of appeals will will. File a suit. But I think that the supreme court would hear emergency of this caliber right away. And so that's the president should be doing because there's really no other way to to stop the surge of people coming in here, the smugglers figure it out the asylum ruse, it makes sense to the people all over Mexico and Central America who are willing to pay up to five thousand dollars to move their family up to the border, and you can imagine how much money these cartels making in that industry. So that's not going to stop the only way to do. It is to have an executive order freezing. All asylum requests for six months anything. What do you think the presence do that? Well, I don't know why he doesn't he's already on the record for saying. It's a state of emergency. Okay. And you know, that was over the border wall. Okay. But the border wall is going to take some time. In the meantime, you're having millions of people trying to get in here before the walls put up and before any kind of immigration law. New immigration law can be can be passed. So you have to do it. I mean, it invasion, and that's the word CNN goes crazy about it is it is I live here in Texas Bill. It is in all of history. It has never been this bad. The this is twice the problem. It was when the media was all up in arms under Barack Obama when I went down, and we delivered. I think eight million dollars three or eight million dollars. I can't remember a lot of money in food and everything else we did tractor trailer after tractor trailer because it was a humanitarian crisis at that time. This is twice the problem. And now the media is nowhere to be found on this. They're not showing they want because they can't they've already said this understands the end game is to change the border states into progressive bastion. And they also they've also been on record saying this is not an emerge. This is not a humanitarian crisis. They can't show on. Now. I think beta Rourke may may have eliminated himself as a presidential contender by saying that because if I'm Trump and Rourke gets the or if I'm is democratic competition. I put that sound bite up all day long ago. This guy is so stupid. He doesn't even know any lives. There is a border crisis. You're gonna let him that's like saying after nine eleven. Yeah. No, Muslim, fundamental problem. No al-qaeda problem. I, you know, is it look, but the political ramifications of this is why the media doesn't cover it. Correct. Because everybody knows that if you lose, Texas and Florida and add that to California, Illinois and New York, so over there's no presidential election, more the electoral votes. So overwhelming those five states Republicans never have a chance, and you know, Baidoa rock loss to Ted Cruz by two hundred thousand votes in a very conservative would use. To be a conservative state of Texas. That's not a lot. So that's what the the whole big picture is. Do you have any questions? You guys know? I think you I think you hit it. I think the one thing that Texans don't get right now. And I think there's a lot of states that don't see this coming because of the collapse of California or the coming collapse and the accident. Subst it California has to get worse. No, the two party system in California's vanished. Yes. I mean the economic that says you don't have to have two parties on the ballot. It's the first two candidates that get the votes in the primary so across run against Democrats wrecked. So California's out of out of the Republic now as far as any kind of competition or any kind of diversity, you know, there's no diversity in California. No, if you're not a hard core liberal, your socially shunned, and you have no political hope, there's no diversity. You know, I'm reading a book could change the subject real quick. I'm reading a book called joke, and it came out in nineteen sixty seven and it was originally a French book, and it was written by this Frenchman about a guy in the former Soviet Union, and he was he was doing fine. And everything was great. But he went to one of these training camps. And he was twenty years old, and he wrote a postcard back to his girlfriend and. You know, he was kind of making fun of the training camp the communist training camp. And he didn't even think twice about it. What a moron, but he didn't think twice about it. He ended up in hard labor camp for most of his life because of that joke, and I thought to myself this is where we are headed you look at where being trained right now you can't joke. You can't say things you can't you can't be against the things that that the people in power say is. Okay. Well, that's where we're headed. We're headed towards this to Tallaght -tarian kind of monolithic state that is going to have absolute control on on everything you think look at how you're being squashed right now. If what was the HR five, I think the the equality act that turns individual beliefs about their sexual orientation and gender. Entity into protected classes. So it creates liberty equality privacy and safety concerns because what happens is you will not be able to say things about gay marriage or anything else and still be in society medicine is going to be politicized. Now. You mean, you'll lose your kids? If you say, no, I'm not giving my kids hormone, so they can change sex. Professional counselors are going to be compelled to affirm same sex marriage and transgender ideology, creative professional's who serve all customers. But who understand that humans are born, male and female who believed that marriage means a union between one man and one woman could be compelled to use their artistic gifts gifts to create custom goods and services for events that violate their conscience. So in other words, you must under this Bill. If you're a Baker, you must make that wedding cake periodically to bill's going to get passed, but everybody should understand. And then let me bring it back to the totalitarianism that year worried about here in secure. Because it's just an incremental thing. But Biden, you know, I wrote a column call Biden time, all right and very clever pun clever. Dad, Joe dot com has it's okay. All right. So Biden he is in crazy far left, and he's a capitalist, and he's a white guy. So the progressive far left the Soros people as I call them. We gotta get him out. So what do we do what we do? We we do what we did with Iran. Okay. You're gonna have all these people come out, and well it come in now circumstances different. But there's Joe Joe had no blank include. This was coming and it was designed to marginalize him to to damage him to the extent that he would not lead the polls anymore in the democratic race for president. It's so transparent. It is so obvious but Americans they're not locked in yet. I agree with you. They're not locked in yet. And you know, the time is getting where you're going to have to stand up. You know, Prager on Dennis Prager on the broadcast. When I signed a Bill O'Reilly dot com. I said dentist know is there any organization that you can see that might represent traditional and conservative Americans against all these boycotts and tell us sponsors if you bail, and if you try to put people at a business for their speech, we're alert the whole country, you're doing that Mercedes Benz. Is there anybody there? No. There's nobody. So I'm saying to myself there better be somebody soon because right now, you can fight these people. These people have a lock on it now. But I wanna talk hide industry. I wanna talk to you little bit more about that. And and Bernie Sanders when we come back here in just a second Bill O'Reilly. I don't think I've got a special next week on something that the media is avoiding that put Paul Manafort behind bars, and it very well. Could put Joe Biden's son behind bars and possibly him behind bars, and it is more than one occasion and more than one country. I think that there's a chance that Joe Biden backs away. And does not does not run for president to pens what they have on them in the Ukraine situation, eastern Europe. I mean, Biden was involved in browbeating Ukrainian thority, he's to do certain things. There's no doubt that he was. But I don't know if that's enough. It's a little complicated. And it's a little circumstantial nobody looking at it. You can't trust the cranium. So I'm not sure we'll wait until the special next week because I think we have it. We have it pretty locked down. And also, it's not just Ukraine. It is it is there are several several places all around the country or all around the world that is happening. But what I'm saying is if if he feels like there's a chance that a Manafort could happen to his family because he steps into despite law spotlight. Absolutely. If he feels. Is that there is a criminal act that somebody could investigate that would bring charges against Mira's family. But I don't know if that's going to save them. You know, if what you are going to put forth is compelling enough. But I don't know at this climate. You know, Trump probably not gonna get involved with it and Torney general, you know, they got other things they want. I'm not sure, but but you know, put it forth, and we'll see what happens. Do you think biting can get through the primary with some of his older statements? There's a new batch of them today. Saying Biden in nineteen Ninety-one said the drug dealers should get the death penalty. Mandatory minimum sentences are good and civil asset. Forfeiture is great. But he's evolves, Stu, he's evolved. We're all we're talking about though is for the primaries. Remember, the primaries are for what they really want under the age of thirty five gonna vote for by. So he's got a count on that working class. Democrats who don't want to be socialist. I think there are enough of them where he and he's gonna be tied into the Obama legacy about I think I'm going to help them, although the bomb of people now are helping Bego when I think Obama if he would help him. So that's those are two big canons that that he's going to come in. 'cause there are a lot of Democrats out there who don't want the crazy, progressive, socialists, and Biden pretty much the only one standing between them credit party going that route and being a little bit more moderate, you're up in New York. If Biden doesn't get in once again, Bloomberg is threatened to throw his outer ring got. You feel exactly the same way about it. There's no way. Okay. That a guy would billions of dollars and five private jets and eighteen homes is gonna get the democratic nomination. This is not happening. I mean Romney couldn't even rally Republicans 'cause he was so rich, and and Biden makes him look like a Popper. I mean, Bloomberg makes them look like a pauper. This no way come on Beddoes family money, though, is his wife is incredibly wealth. His wife's family billionaire Beto. Does he has he ever had a job? My I don't know. Is it seemed to do much in congress? Well, he was a three term congressman. But is he ever had a private job is anybody? I don't see seizures. Then anybody knows you ever had a job he worked for. We just did an expose on 'em. He worked for his father in law. His father in law. Oh, yeah. And what do you know what he did cut the long what he do? No. They were in real estate. And there's a lot of shady deals in Paso. He was on board on. Houses. Right. You know? I don't think he was do you think anything with Pete Buddha JR. Read think there's any Buddha judge reality. I love the last name solid last name in it. Looks like a nice guy. Yeah. I think he is. He's presented Hannah. He's presenting himself mean he's a vet right? Yep. Yeah. He's presenting himself in a way that would be very opposite. Give you a real choice between Trump style and his he's like, look, I'm gay, but I eat chick fillet. I like it. He's he's going for this. I'm really kind of sick of all this stuff. Why are we arguing? It could it could make an impact to imagine the mayor's and go into the president. Then again. No government experience and the president will go back with Bill O Reilly. He gets more news of the day and his up of the week when we continue in just a couple of minutes stem by all these news reports that some more investigators plead that AIG bar buried alarming evidence and his four page letter that perhaps these same more investigators saw the evidence said the evidence bar left out showed the president Gaijin. Obstruction of Justice that the Trump presidential campaign was manipulated by Rushton teller at all paints a picture that the American people and future. Presidential candidates really need the see President Trump and his toadies can speak petulantly and relentlessly about fake news and unfair partisanship. But the only facts we get to the stonewall of White House flattery is Carrie by public servants who will not sit quietly and by journalists ready to carry their truth into the grace of public light carry their truth in. Into the grace of public life Bill O'Reilly response. I wrote that for him. Cory Booker forties. Yeah. Have you ever hear toadies the I wrote it? Yeah. Okay. There's Chris Matthews, and that's what he does. And that's why very few people watch him. Even though he's been on the air for fifty seven years. You have Rachel Maddow now hitting the lowest numbers of her career and the left turning on her who do what do you want me to say about that? You know, I I don't know what to say about that. Well, the the we you have you have CNN with its low ratings and disastrous. I mean, my no decline, but CNN you realize this guy tapper who I really despise. I like now you like them yet. But you're the only one in the country, you know, his wife was the only one and I. I applaud you for your humanitarian. Yeah. He had six hundred forty thousand viewers the other day you could put a monkey on for an hour. Okay. Just one monkey you give them a little bit. A couple of couple of things to eat. And people would watch to see what the monkey would do. And then they go away to come back. I wonder what that monkeys doing. All right. You could get more than six hundred forty thousand if you had ninety if you had the ninety five million households which they have you could beat him with a monkey, you're. That's no exaggeration. I believe that to be true. Yes. You could beat them with a monkey maybe a parrot. If the parent had enough oh alert if you had a parrot and a monkey, oh, that's huge. That's you. You got a million? You get a million might be Chris Cuomo rush. Right. Yeah. But what I'm saying? Here is is that the the interesting thing is is that the left is turning the left is the one now coming out and saying, you know, she's just a crazy conspiracy. Theorist that's what's happily that. What do you do in that on? There's been a couple of stories this week. And they're they're basically saying that she is ignorant what came out with a Muller report still g look. Thing going on she boring. It's just her. She's sits there for an hour. And then spins these crazy things it's like watching a US never art bell. It's like watching our bell. I you know, I saw these Ed there in the mountains of winning Maka. Wait, wait, wait. Wait. Wait, do not take down our bell. I heard and I'm not making this hang on just say hold on. I am not making this up. And tell me this isn't better than a monkey. I swear to you one day I was driving in and I was going to work for premier and it was three o'clock in the morning and art bell. I was I was going to be in the studio next art, and I'm driving in and I hear him, wait a minute. I turn on the radio, and he says, wait a minute. Tell me this story again. And the guy says art, I know, it sounds crazy. But every time I go out it rains rocks on me. Nobody else. It's a cloud of rocks that rain rocks just on me. And whenever I leave a building or leave. I haven't left my house in two years because I'm telling you, I know this sounds crazy. But it's raining rocks. Only on my head, and it was a twenty minute interview. And it was riveting so please don't put her into that category. Crazy. That's perfectly normal. I have little metal spears come down when I walk out. That's probably true. I want to take up with things. I want to congratulate you and Stu on your coverage of unwanted the movie. I don't think I'm planning to and planted unplanned here. That's all right. You know, I opened up my local newspaper Newsday, which is, you know, the usual foolish left. I call it publication, and they movie is playing on Long Island, and they don't list it. So every other movie is listed. They have little capsule reviews. What's about where it is not that one? You know, it's really sinful. And I and I'm using that word in a judgmental capacity to try to do this. If people wanna see unplanned, they should be able to make that choice without you, not publicizing it. Not taking their commercials. This is just the height of what we were talking about the beginning of the interview of this totalitarian regime, so if you run a movie counter to our far left belief system than that movie should not be publicized or even shown and America's a guy get angry about this. Because if we continue to go down this road, we will be in a country that punishes free speech, and we're in college campuses, we have to have a presidential executive order threatening colleges of money cutoffs if they don't uphold the first amendment. That's where we are. That's where we are now. And it's getting a thousand times worse. So anyone who wants to see on planned and wants to know the other side of the abortion issue should go to see it this weekend because ends a message. It does it does. And I and I. I don't know if you've seen it yet Bill, but it is not seen him not been able to get out. Can I can I have the company send you a screener? Sure. Sure. It is. It's really powerful issue. I mean, I know personal belief system already pretty clear about but I'm not trying to impose it. Okay. What I'm trying to say is there are two sides to this story. But you only hear one side. Correct. And if you state the other side that life should be protected, then you are a evil person who should be punished that is the far left belief system. Punish hurt? Destroy. And I I we gotta we gotta start to rise up against Bill. Let me go back to Mexico. We started there. But let me go back to Mexico. This is what I'm hearing the president saying, I know it will cause a lot of problems down south. Of the border, and I don't like it. But he has got to be able to have a stick on the stopping these countries from from sending their people to us. They've got to get control of things. And I think they will if we say, you know, what we're gonna take a six month hiatus from you guys. And sure about that. I think it might make him cutting off aid to El Salvador and Guatemala. That's what I mean. Because obviously they are trying to subvert our. That's what I'm talking about is cutting. It's obvious. These countries are so screwed up. They want the people to leave because they can't support them. And they want us avert our laws, and they're going to facilitate that Mexico does it to all day long. I mean when you have a country controlled by drug cartels, which Mexico is I mean, you got a problem and Trump has got the confront the problem. But he's got to do. A way that doesn't harm the United States and by shutting the border down. That would throw our economy into somewhat of a term. No, I'm talking about cutting off aid. Yeah. Yeah. But the aid is inconsequential in the sense of how much it is. It's not a lot. But sure you wanna send a message send a message you better shape it up, but then not gonna do it back. I spent some time down there. I know what it is down there. It's so corrupt. It's just staggering. And you know, when you you elect a president of Mexico, you think well, he's the president. He's got power like our president now. But he doesn't he doesn't the most powerful people in Mexico are the heads of the cartels. They have little armies, and they will cut your head off if they don't like you and the prison. Mexico doesn't have that kind of power now, the president of Mexico is, but you know, he's not willing to use them. Yeah. The president of Mexico ESPN. He didn't wanna use even use armored cars and everything. He didn't want secret service that guy that he even made it to the presidency with his feelings on you know, security and being one of the people, and I'm going to ride the bus and everything else, whoever the president of Mexico is if he's a true reformer he's going to have to live in an iron or kevlar bubble. And the fact that this this president Ken be as open as he is. And and not have any problems with the cartels coming after him is a statement in and of itself, I think oh, you don't know what the deal on the back room, though. Right. I don't wanna do Smerch the man's character. But every single time that we have a trial of El Chapo, or these people all of a sudden everybody in Mexico's on a Pat, I mean, this is the testimony. All right. He eight though, they said in the Chapo trial. Oh, yeah. I was getting millions of dollars. I don't know. But I do know this. If you have lost your country drug cartels, like Mexico has then you're a danger to the United States. I mean, it countries a danger to us, and we gotta deal with it. But we can't deal with it in a way that hurts our our own people. And that's why it's so complicated. Bill O'Reilly from Bill O'Reilly dot com. You can hear him on Bill O'Reilly dot com. You can watch his show the no spin zone or no spin area, or whatever you had to call. Spend news beca. No, spin new and the new just write it down. The new book is the United States have Trump how the president really sees America with a lot of a lot of detail work that you're not going to get anybody else from anybody else that comes out in September. And you can pre-order it now and Bill one more thing before you leave your theory on having a monkey on television and beating six hundred sixty thousand viewers curious George swings into spring a special brought in four point three million viewers. So you were dead. I'm on I'm gonna put a monkey on. I'm gonna put a monkey I'm going to do show with just a monkey. Okay. Make sure you name the show curious Beck. Okay. Thanks a lot Bill appreciated.

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Saving You From Clickbait - 12/16/2020

Quick News Daily Podcast

21:37 min | 11 months ago

Saving You From Clickbait - 12/16/2020

"This episode is sponsored by swans dot com. What are you having for dinner tonight. good question schwann's home. Delivery has a solution for you. Stock up your freezer with high quality frozen foods like premium meats insides delicious ready made meals ice cream and more no subscriptions no memberships just a friendly yellow truck. That's been delivering food for almost seventy years listeners. Of this show get a special deal get twenty percents off your first order with code yum. Twenty checkout schwann's dot com backslash yum for details. Hello and welcome to the quick news daily. Podcast where i give you the facts. I no click bait stories just real news that matters to real people. Today is wednesday december sixteenth. Hello again we have some exciting news today regarding covid and also a story where i want to sort of dispel some worries dispel some fears about some more news coming out of the uk. So we'll go over that and we also have more biden nominees and appointments. It feels like i should basically have like a daily segment at this point. He's turning them out so fast but those are exciting as well. So let's get caught up right away starting with the exciting cova news on tuesday. The fda approved the first rapid cova test and it can be bought by anyone. You can use it at home. Another great part about it is that you don't even need a prescription. It's completely over the counter. It is a nasal one which is a bit unfortunate. But i just have a problem with noses so maybe that's just me. Obviously safety takes precedence over any of that it. Lets you find out your results in about twenty minutes which is definitely a plus since you don't need to plan for it way in advance like if you're gonna go to someone's house on friday you don't need to start making plans on tuesday or something when they take a couple of days to get back to you about the results. The kit includes a nasal swab a chemical solution and strip. The test connects digitally to a smartphone app that displays the results and then helps interpret them. Which is nice. You don't have to use a legend or something for some crazy. Symbols users can also connect with a health professional using the app. So you're not on your own for that in case you have some questions. It is only thirty dollars which. I didn't think it was too bad but i suppose it can add up pretty quickly since each of them is thirty dollars so maybe it would be a thing for special occasions. Only not like an everyday thing. The doctor in this market watch article dr michael. Mina of harvard called the test quote a great new addition to existing test options though he cautioned that its price could limit access quote. This is a milestone with reservations. I just hope it doesn't drive. More of a wedge between haves and have nots end quote. That's a really good point because even for one person thirty dollars adds up and that gets worse and worse if you have a larger family although i suppose you could cut corners a bit really. Only one person needs to get a test per family since you're all so close in confined if one person has it. There's a pretty good chance that you all do. But in any case it'll be in short supply at first but production is expected to increase hopefully with a combination of this and the vaccine at the same time this recovery could really take off. This test will be available both on and in stores which is nice. You don't have to risk cova to get a kobe. Test moving onto additional nominees and appointments for joe biden. It was announced that former michigan governor. Jennifer granholm has been nominated to lead the department of energy grant. Home was considered to be a top candidate for energy secretary. If hillary clinton had won so good for that it's coming back around. She served two terms as governor of michigan. After first being elected in two thousand and two she was the first woman to be elected governor of the state and in two thousand six she got the most votes ever cast at the time for the state. Cnn makes a good point here. Because as governor of michigan granholm were too closely with the auto industry because of detroit obviously so she could really help biden negotiate and get those companies to produce more electric vehicles which is a big plan of his big initiative sticking on that climate theme biden has named gene mccarthy as his white house. Climate czar mccarthy was originally appointed by obama in two thousand nine as assistant administrator for the. Epa's office of air and radiation man. Everyone knows that position prior to that. She was the commissioner of the connecticut department of environmental protection. Now if you're like me and was thinking well what. The heck is john kerry. Then he's supposed to be like i thought he was climate czar. But maybe that's just what the media called him because he's special. Presidential envoy for climate carries position is a cabinet level official. So he'll sit on the national security council. Carry side of things is supposedly going to be foreign policy and international aspects of climate. And then mccarthy will just be focusing on domestic issues a good sign for progressives who are biden really goes in on this climate thing. I think we all should care about that. Carrie ann mccarthy both sat on the biden sanders unity task force that was focused on climate. So obviously they were instrumental in aligning. Those two candidates visions third and final nominee of the day. Is that pete. Buddha jr mayor. Pete has been nominated as the secretary of transportation which is interesting. I was having a tough time figuring out where he would fit in. He's super talented. So you don't wanna waste him at the same time you don't want to put them in a terrible job that's just gonna ruin his career like for example to pick on it a bit. Va secretary since that whole organization is still reforming itself. You don't wanna stick them in there because that's just a future political ad attack waiting to happen but hold on everyone. We have major breaking news. News fox news has just sunk the rest of mayor. Pete's future career. Yes it's the scandal of pothole. Pete yes i am one hundred percent joking that it's a scandal because it's not but i'm not joking that fox news is acting like it is just some watergate thing not watergate but pretty close. The interviewed one auto repair shop owner in south. Bend where pete used to be mayor. Who said it's the worst. I've ever seen for potholes. So yeah pack it up folks. That's an open and shut case right there. One auto repair shop owner in south bend. They're also trying to paint mayor pete as corrupt because his chief of staff helped him get his road repaved. The road in front of his house by getting added to the list all right. That doesn't make me super comfortable. I have to say it's not a huge offense. But you never wanna normalize abusing your position but honestly read the story from fox news. It's linked in the show description it's just laughable that fox of all places as acting like this is such a huge scandal when they spent five years covering for trump for porn star payoffs getting foreign governments to take out his political enemies. Essentially saying that would actually be pretty great if the actual military could just shooting protesters it's cetera. That's just pretty much the last two years. They have no credibility also the number of homophobic jokes that people made in the comments section by using potholes as an innuendo. Because of course they to believe the gay guy just for being gay. Just disgusting honestly. It's just there's no place for any of that and it says a lot more about fox than they think it does. So what am i trying to say here. Mayor pete is going to be the secretary of transportation. That's pretty much it. Yeah got to keep an eye on the abusive government stuff. But am i really worried about it No not one bit. So here's the story. I wanted to mention to sort of take away. The fear that the headline brings because it is sort of a scary headline scientists in the uk. Think that they've detected a mutation of the corona virus. Now if you've been listening to the show since the beginning you'll know that we've been around the block a little bit on these mutations for the coronavirus they really never seem to amount to anything significant in that seems to sort of be the case here again. This new strain that they detected has shown up at around eleven hundred cases in the uk as of december thirteenth supposedly. Like the one. I mentioned way back in. May this one has to do with the spike protein and maybe some changes to it now some of the people in the uk. I think like the health minister was blaming this for why the uk had such a dramatic increase in cases recently You know it's tough to say maybe if it's true but another doctor cited in this article says that quote it doesn't mean it's more transmissible or more infectious or dangerous. It is something to keep an eye on. He says that sense. There have been huge efforts to study this strain quote. It is important to keep a calm rational perspective. The world health organization's chief of emergencies said that quote mutations like this are quite common any stressed that so far nothing confirms that this is more deadly or makes the disease spread more easily. One of the other experts also said quote it is highly unlikely that this new variant will impinge the vaccine and the impact of the vaccine and quote. So obviously they're thinking that they've detected this in these eleven hundred cases. I don't wanna poo that but also it sounds like there's some doubt about whether this makes it more transmissible honestly. It's probably just too early to tell what the actual effect is here. But like i've said it sounds like that story way back in may about The second strain showing up here. And i think in the uk as well they noted it was for the spike. Protein is well. There is also that different one in italy that someone from italy brought to new york in new york got hammered with like two or three different kinds of corona virus early on which is why they were so bad in the april may range so it seems like even despite all of this mutation the supposed mutation they are saying that it is mutating slower than they would have anticipated in really better than they would have hoped so. That's good news. Also the vaccine has been tested since then and it's still ninety four ninety five percent effective so i wouldn't worry about this too much. Keep it in your mind for sure in. Maybe it does have some explanation for why the uk was so bad there why they had to go back into that locked down again just in the last month or so. I think so especially uk listeners. Watch out there but hopefully you're getting vaccine already anyway in now one thing her us all right. There's just one last story here that wanna to go over. This is another one where i just want to save you from. Having to fall victim to click baked titles. I just hate when you have to go to those websites and they have like a million pop up ads and impossible to scroll without clicking on one of those ads as an it person it just makes me feel really not safe because like what am i. Click on there but this story is about the trump organization in new york. Having to turn over more documents to the general there latisha james. A judge ruled that they have to turn over more documents to attorney general james and this is related to a probe into whether trump illegally inflated his assets for financial gain. This probe started back in two thousand nineteen. it was kicked off with the help of michael cohen. Who tipped off. Everyone essentially anyone who would listen. That trump was inflating the value of his assets. So that he could secure loans and insurance coverage obviously at a lower rate because he had more collateral more valuable collateral but then cohen also said that he would devalue his assets so that he would pay less in taxes. I guess it worked since he only had to pay that what six hundred dollars in taxes as reported by the new york times in october ish also andrew cuomo signed a bill into law in two thousand nineteen that said that even if you get a federal pardon or like a presidential pardon you can still face state charges within new york state. Jeez i wonder who they had in mind with that one so very go. Now you don't have to click on that link and risk. God knows what has ever in those ads that pop up. Always right where your fingers are. They're so smart that way by the way you ever notice that. How much money do they spend studying. Where users click i. That is a story for another day. I'm sure all right. everybody. That's all i had for you today for news. There's also news that a stimulus. Bill is close but they've been saying that for about two weeks. Maybe by the time this comes out it's official. They're talking about adding money back in for those checks again. They're arguing over how much it would be like six hundred twelve hundred again so maybe that will come out on the home front here. It is finals week again. So i'm pretty sure that there will not be a show on friday. Just a heads up but after this week it should be kinda smooth sailing next week's kind of weird with holiday so to figure that out but otherwise it should be should be nice little break for about a month here if you have any questions comments or feedback on the show or anything like seeing the future show wise or merchandise wise or who knows social media. Let me know. Quick news daily at g mail dot com is the email address. And then i'll also try to put the links to facebook. Twitter instagram in the show description. But all of those are just at quick news. Daily you type that in in the search bar and we should be the first result that pops up then otherwise. That's the lay of the land for today. Stay safe out there now. See right back here tomorrow for the next show. You know what this is a commercial right and you know what that means. Time for snack raw. I want you to do some heart. Healthy exercise yes you try. 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03/02  Dropping Like Flies

Election Ride Home

19:44 min | 1 year ago

03/02 Dropping Like Flies

"Welcome to the election ride home for Monday march. Second Two thousand twenty. I'm your host Jackson Bird with a summary of election news today. Tom Steyer Pete. Buddha JR and Amy Klobuchar have all dropped out of the race. Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary. And what does all this mean for Super Tuesday? Which by the way is tomorrow yes. It is Super Tuesday eve and just two hundred forty five days until the general election. Here's what you missed this weekend from the campaign trail so this news literally just broke as I was recording which means I don't have many details for you yet but Senator Amy Klobuchar has officially ended her campaign and is reportedly endorsing vice president. Joe Biden things are about to get interesting but unfortunately that is all the context. I can give you right now like I said. The news just broke at the time of recording. So there you have it in brief more tomorrow and now onto what was originally the first segment the big news from the weekend at this point overshadowing the South Carolina. Primary is that both Tom. Steyer and Pete. Buddha judge have dropped out of the twenty twenty presidential race businessman. Tom Steyer came in third place. In South Carolina garnering eleven percent of the vote but securing no delegates he had also failed to secure delegates in any other of the primaries or caucuses prior to South Carolina. Quoting the New York Times despite spending more than one hundred ninety one million dollars on advertising nationally. Mr Steinmeier did not earn any national pledged. Delegates in Iowa New Hampshire Nevada making South Carolina. Something of a make or break state for his continued viability. Mr Who said he had always planned to end his candidacy if he did not see a path to victory declared that based on South Carolina results. He did not see a path in leaving the campaign. He did not endorse another candidate. But pledged to work with the Democratic nominee. Who he said would be quote million times better than trump trump is a disaster style also said in his exit speech. We live in a country that is deeply unjust economically where rich people have been profiting at the expense of everybody else and I didn't get in this race and start talking about things to get votes. I was in this race to talk about things that I cared the most about end quote just yesterday evening former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete. Buddha judge announced he too is ending his campaign for President quoting the New York Times. Mister Buda judge thirty eight narrowly. Won The Iowa caucuses early last month and came in a strong second place in the New Hampshire primary exciting liberal White Democrats with his. Cool hyper articulate manner but he never brought in his breadth of support in a party with a non white base. One that has veered leftwards since two thousand eighteen. He came in a distant third. In the Nevada caucuses which drew strong numbers of Latino voters and then fourth place in South Carolina where black voters made up a majority of the democratic electorate. He won just three percent of them. According to exit polls end quote overall Buddha came in fourth place in South Carolina with eight percent of the vote and thereby acquiring zero delegates in his exit speech. He acknowledged that his path to victory had narrowed to a close. He didn't endorse another candidate or mention any of them by name but he did make some strong hints about what type of candidates or perhaps candidate in particular he probably won't be backing quoting from his exit speech. We need leadership to heal divided nation not drive us further apart. We need a broad-based agenda to truly deliver for the American people. Not One that gets lost in ideology. We need an approach. Strong enough not only to win the White House. But hold the House Win The Senate and Mitch. Mcconnell into retirement and quotes. His exit speech was also scheduled for the same time as Mike. Bloomberg's three minute ad by on NBC and CBS Last Night. The one in which he addressed the nation about corona virus with pre recorded speech to show the nation. What president should be doing in this time of crisis whether or not Buddha judge times his speech to intentionally conflict with Bloomberg's add by his exiting of the race has certainly overshadowed Bloomberg's address in headlines this morning so bummer for Bloomberg there since making his exit speech last night. The New York Times has reported that Buddha Ju Ju afterwards spoke with both Vice President Biden and president. Barack Obama Biden has asked for his support and Buddha. Judge is reportedly. Wayne the decision quoting the New York Times. Mr Obama did not specifically encourage Mr Buddha judge to endorse Mister Biden. Said the official who insisted on anonymity to discuss private conversations. But Mr Obama did note that Mr Brundige had considerable leverage at the moment and should think about how best to use. It should Mr Beauty. Jj Dorsey Mr Biden on Monday and many of his supporters shift to Mr Biden on Super Tuesday. It could reshape the Democratic primary creating a more formidable centrist challenge to Bernie Sanders progressive bid and quotes. However you felt about P. booths campaign and his politics there's no denying. His candidacy was a historic one as the first openly. Gay Major presidential candidate the first openly gay candidate in American history to earn delegates in a presidential primary. He gave a lot of. Lgbtq plus people out there since of hope and all any proved that maybe we're closer than we thought to be in a nation that doesn't care about the sexual orientation of our president. Something I personally at least never thought that I would see in my lifetime. Buddha judge acknowledged this in his exit speech saying quotes. We sent a message to every kid out there. Wondering if whatever marks the mount as different means they are somehow destined to be less than someone who wants felt that exact same way can become a leading American presidential candidate with his husband at his side. Afghan veteran and founder of the New York City Veterans Alliance. Kristen roose said on twitter after. The Iowa caucuses. If you've told me during the seventeen years of my military career that don't ask don't tell threatened to end my service in a job. I loved for country. I love because of who I loved that an openly gay veteran could win state primary running for president. Well it might have given me greater hope that things would get better for me personally and for. Lgbtq people more. Broadly that was hoped that I could've used during some tough times. When I didn't feel like anything would get better. Buju may or may not be your candidate or mind but his success is no small thing. Pollster Matt McDermott also tweeted last night. Whoever you support in this primary Pete. Buddha judge showed kids. There's no reason to hide who you are in America you can be Lgbtq and do whatever you want including run for president with both Tom. Steyer ANPAC booted out of the race politics editor at the daily beast. Sam Stein pointed out on twitter quotes Joe Biden Canal. Run as the youngest male candidate left in the field. Yeah wow but on a more serious note. A lot of people who voted early for style or Buddha J.j are asking what happens to their votes. A few states have released announcements on this matter. Local Detroit journalist. Brian Abel is reporting via the Michigan Department of State. That if you voted absentee in Michigan's upcoming in March tenth primary for a candidate no longer in the running. You can change your ballot by submitting a written request to spoil the one you sent in and request another one or go vote at the polls on the tenth after spoiling your first absentee ballot in California. However you are out of luck. Kim Alexander President of the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation told the L. A. Times once you votes you vote. There's no do over Paul Mitchell from political data inc a for profit campaign research firm that tracks ballots as they are returned says of California. Our data suggests forty percents of those who will participate have already voted quoting the La Times. Some voters openly speculated Sunday on social media whether they could simply go to a local election site and cast a second ballot even though they had already voted by mail in many cases that second ballot would cancel the first one out when election officials entered the information into their systems but in all cases of voter choosing to do so could be accused of violating California election. Law End quote. Mitchell says that people who voted for judge early might still be able to shape the outcome of the California primary if those votes were enough to secure him a few delegates so if he gets some delegates from any state with early voting. What happens to those and what happens to the twenty six delegates already one quoting the Washington Post. Technically Buddha judge has suspended his campaign and not actually withdrawn as Josh Putnam. An expert on the primary process points out eight of Buddha judges delegates were allocated thanks to the state wide. Vote in Iowa and New Hampshire. He won those by virtue of hitting the fifteen percent threshold in those states but the delegates are not actually divvied up among the threshold hitters until later this year if he's not considered a candidate in those states at the time they're distributed at conventions there April for New Hampshire in June for Iowa. His delegates will be redistributed. Among those candidates. Who are at that point. The beneficiary will likely be sanders. The rest of the delegates will go to the convention and vote for Buddha. Jr on the first ballot. If no one wins on that ballot Buddha judge might ask his delegates to vote in support of some other particular candidates. They're not bound to. It gives him a bargaining. Chip booed. Delegate Hall is small in the context of the total which will be awarded. It's unlikely that his twenty-six or eventually eighteen delegates would be enough to give Biden Convention win over sanders the Benefit Biden. Warren and Klobuchar comes largely not from dropping out with delegates in hand but dropping out early enough that they are likely to pick up more delegates themselves than they. Otherwise would have and quotes. A lot of people are speculating on who ges supporters. Second Choice pick will be but honestly every single poll that I've seen says something different and they were all done a few days ago if not before the South Carolina primary at least before booted you dropped out so I don't think we really have a good read on which candidate his supporters will be turning to on mass that said if booth himself does end up endorsing Joe Biden. That would certainly influence things. It might seem like the South Carolina. Primary was a full decade ago already but it was just on Saturday and in case you weren't glued to your phone you know. Maybe you had a nice relaxing weekend of unplugging and not thinking the election at all or even if you were and want a refresher here is a recap of what went down in South Carolina in a shocking twist considering his double digit lead in statewide polls over every other candidates vice president. Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary. He won with forty eight percent of the vote. Taking home thirty nine of the delegates Bernie. Sanders came second with nineteen percent of the vote. Securing Thirteen delegates. Tom Steiner as I said was in third with eleven percent of the vote. Earning two delegates and then not earning. Any delegates was Buddha judge in fourth with eight percent of the votes Warren. In fifth with seven. Amy In sixth with three and Gabbard in seventh with one percent of the vote. This is not just Joe. Biden's first win in the twenty twenty presidential primary. It's his first primary win ever in any state in any of his three presidential bids so it is no wonder. He seemed so happy in his victory. Speech quoting New York magazine. Washington correspondent. Olivia newsy on twitter. I have never seen Joe Biden. Look as happy as he looks right now on stage in Columbia. South Carolina is a primary victory. The best kept beauty secret. Joe Biden looks like five years younger than he did in New Hampshire right now in that speech. Biden said to all those who've been knocked down counted out and left behind. This is your campaign. The press and the pundits had declared his candidacy dead but now thanks to all view the heart of the Democratic Party. We won and we one big because of you. He also made a point to thank representative. Jim Clyburn whose endorsement last week definitely seems to have made a difference. Saying my buddy Jim Clyburn. You brought me back. This was certainly important win. That Biden had been banking on. But will it be enough to keep him in the running or ultimately become the nominee? Jon Favreau of Pod Save America said on twitter in South Carolina. Joe Biden one liberal voters forty three to twenty nine and voters who prefer Medicare for all forty four to twenty eight in Nevada Bernie Sanders tied Biden among moderate and conservative voters. Political coverage is probably too focused on lanes in ideological differences. Voters are more complex and quote. Fivethirtyeight has a five point hypothesis of what Biden's win could mean for Senator Sanders. It's in the show notes if you WANNA check out the whole thing. But essentially their theories for Biden's big win our number one eight. It's just a one off thing that's happened to other candidates historically and is due to how much he invested in South Carolina number two quotes the disparate results so far are simply reflective of the geographic and demographic strengths and weaknesses of the candidates the notion of momentum is mostly a mirage number. Three the Democratic Party is finally getting behind Biden. But it might not work number. Four people are voting tactically against Sanders and number five a national surge in favor of Biden has already been happening but it hasn't been reflected in polling data sanders however is not going to sacrifice his values or policies in order to appeal to a more moderate base. He told the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday that he will not choose a running mate who doesn't support Medicare for all saying quote. We will pick somebody who knows the experience of working families in this country who has a history of fighting for those families and somebody who politics are similar to mine in quotes a morning consult poll. That just came out literally right as I was about to record shows. That Biden is closing the gap between him and Sanders. After his South Carolina Victory Biden's national support is up seven points while sanders is down three according to the poll. Sanders is still in the lead nationally. At twenty nine percents but Biden is in second place at twenty six and with a margin of error of two percents. The two candidates are definitely close. We'll dive more into that poll tomorrow as well as probably others that are sure to becoming outpost. South Carolina and Post Style and booth and Kluber dropping out but I wanted to slide that in real quick as an indication of how Biden's big victory might be impacting. Super Tuesday results the latest. Nbc News merits polls out Sunday show sanders with a double digit lead over Biden Texas but beating Biden by just two percent in North Carolina. Well within the five point margin of error on the North Carolina poll also note that these polls were conducted before Biden's victory in South Carolina and before Bu Jin club had dropped out both polls have the candidates in the following order. Sanders Biden Bloomberg Warren Buddha Club. Char Style and still in the race actually Gabbard only Sanders Biden and Bloomberg past the fifteen percent viability threshold though Warren is close behind and within the margin of error to possibly do so as well. Nbc News Notes. As in past primaries an polling sanders over performs in these two states among likely Democratic primary voters under the age of forty five self-described progressives and Latinos Biden. Meanwhile does the best among likely Democratic primary voters over forty five self-described moderates and African Americans end quote as for the two other remaining top candidates. Super Tuesday marks. The first time Bloomberg will be on the ballot quoting the Washington Post Bloomberg who has been hundreds of millions of dollars across Super Tuesday states could help halt a sanders delegate pile up by hitting the threshold in states such as Texas Virginia Arkansas Oklahoma and perhaps Tennessee but Bloomberg's presence could also stop Biden from winning outright in those states and quotes Senator Warren despite being below dropouts styron. Buddha judge in South Carolina is still in it to win it or at least to win a few more delegates though with the way the news is going today she might just drop out before this episode even goes live. Who knows a probably not though because she does still have some momentum? Warren's campaign has announced that February was their biggest fundraising month to date having raised twenty nine point three million dollars this is compared however to sanders raised. Forty six million dollars last month. Tomorrow's episode is going to be coming out well before polls close so since I won't be doing any sort of live updates then and because so much happened over the weekend the end today that I needed to fit in here I will save the deeper dives and updates on Super Tuesday for tomorrow so you can listen and get updated before too many poll results start coming in or if you live in one of the fifteen states or territories that's voting tomorrow. You can listen on your way to your polling location either way. Election news is coming fast and furious now and I will have more on the end of Senator Klobuchar campaign tomorrow. Perhaps we'll see an endorsement from booth before. Then maybe someone else will droughts lots can happen. I am sure tomorrow is going to be a huge interesting and no doubt. Very Long Day. That is the election roundup for the day. 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Tues. 02/25 - It's All Kickin' Off in Charleston

Election Ride Home

18:40 min | 1 year ago

Tues. 02/25 - It's All Kickin' Off in Charleston

"Welcome the election ride home for Tuesday February Twenty Fifth Two thousand twenty. I'm your host Jackson Bird with the summary of election news today. A recap of last night's town halls a look at the latest. Nbc News Poll. Who's endorsing who in South Carolina? And what to watch for in tonight's democratic debates. It's four days until the South Carolina. Primary exactly a week until Super Tuesday and two hundred fifty two days until the general election. Here's what you missed today from the campaign trail. Cnn aired the first three of seven town halls with Democratic presidential candidates last night in Charleston. South Carolina Senator Bernie Sanders former mayor. Pete booed and businessman. Tom Steyer each got one hour to take questions from the audience. Questions which ranged from climate change to gun control and from systemic racism to the candidate's abilities to take on president trump in the general election boot `age and steer both came out swinging against sanders making digs at the senator right at the start of their respective town halls. Buddha judge responding to Don Lemon's first question about how he'll stop sanders is momentum said that he believes in quote calling people into the tent. Not Calling them names. Online style for his part didn't even wait for an opening question before laying into the senator saying quote I don't think government takeover of major parts of the American economy is a good idea and I don't think it's good for working people. I don't think it's good for families into quotes. While booed Eugene steer made their cases against Sanders. The senator himself faced a number of pointed questions on his policies candidacy and recent statements. He did seem to anticipate all of the questions that came his way at one point after being asked how he would pay for his policy. Proposals like Medicare for all and Free Public College. He pulled a leaf out of Senator Warren's playbook by unearthing physical printouts on the Town Hall Stage Unlike Warren's print out last week which was a contract. She drafted overnight that would release individuals currently under NDA with Bloomberg Sanders print. Out was a list of every one of his policy proposals and how he would pay for each of them. His campaign also emailed the list out during the town hall and posted it on the campaign website but moderator Chris Cuomo did push back pointing out that the list total falls short of the estimated thirty trillion dollar price tag within ten years of Sanders is programs. Sanders reviewed saying that they will save money because Medicare for all will get rid of the administrative waste and the profiteering of drug companies. He also do briefly into his tax plan. Noting as usual that costs for average Americans overall will go down when asked by an audience member about how he would reassure people that his political ideologies are not too extreme and that a campaign like his can actually beat president trump sanders pointed to the recent polls many of which show him as the most likely candidate to win the general election and then he explained how he doesn't think his policies are all that extreme during which he ended up exciting. The audience into a rally esque back and forth is raising the minimum wage. The fifteen bucks an hour a radical idea is making sure that all of our kids have the opportunity to get a higher education regardless of the income. Because we're GONNA make public colleges and universities tuition-free is not a radical idea. This is a scientific poll. One last thing on sanders is townhall. He was asked to address the comments. He made on sixty minutes over the weekend about Fidel Castro. And if you haven't heard about this just briefly sanders said on sixty minutes. Quotes were very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba. Be You know it's unfair to simply say everything is bad? You know when Fidel Castro came into office. You know what he did. He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing. Even though Fidel Castro did it end quote Sanders has faced a lot of blowback for these statements including from representatives. Donna Shalala and Debbie Bucar Sal Powell both of Florida who condemned his statements and implied that they could cost him the support of their many Cuban American constituents when pressed on the town hall stage Sanders reiterated his point about Castro's literacy campaign said he's been consistently critical of authoritarian regimes around the world throughout his career and pointed to China as another example of authoritarian country nevertheless has taken more people out of extreme poverty than any other country in history and to conclude. He's strugged quote. Truth is truth. Moving onto mayor Pete. Buddha judges town hall in addition to criticizing Sanders Campaign Faced his own questions about electability specifically with regard to how being mayor of South Bend. Indiana has prepared him to be president and what he'll do to make up for lack of experience to which he laid out his usual line about most senators not having management experience which he has in spades from being mayor. Buddha judge was also challenged on how he would win the support of people of color particularly women and what he would do to confront. Gentrification he talked about the need to be proactive and intentionally policies and to build teams made up of people of color to help draft and enact those policies he also mentioned his plan for a quote. Twenty-first-century homestead act explaining it as a plan to use federal funds to allow families from historically excluded communities to take title of properties in those communities. And finally Tom Steiner who in addition to criticizing both sanders policies and his recent remarks on Fidel Castro was put to task over his plans to address the climate crisis moderator. Chris Cuomo asked why people should be okay with stiers plan to use the executive emergency powers of the president to address the climate crisis when many of them are discomfited by president. Trump's use of emergency powers stiers. Shot back that the climate crisis is in actual emergency and therefore using that executive emergency power is entirely appropriate style was later challenged by an audience member with maybe one of my favorite questions from townhall in a while. Tom As we just heard you claim to be pro environment and raising significant alarm rural climate change yet we have been receiving so many mailings from your campaign literally three to five times per week from months now and campus from your campaign have left. I can't tell you how Mitch Printed Material Multiple Times at our front door. How do you justify this unnecessary overkill of mailings and printed material in a digital world? That would certainly be much more. Environmentally friendly stare explained that he uses recyclable materials. When at all possible and then pivoted to how he quote walks the walk in his personal life by never flying on a private jet and by raising cattle chickens and pigs with his wife to prove the positive impact of regenerative agriculture overall. The town halls last night might serve as a preview of what's to come in tonight's democratic debate especially with regard to most of the candidates being on the offensive against Senator Sanders in light of his recent lead. Cnn will be airing the town halls with the other four candidates Bloomberg Biden Klobuchar and Warren Starting at seven pm on Wednesday. The twenty sixth a there was a new poll out yesterday evening from. Nbc News in Maryland which shows Vice President Biden and Senator Sanders in a close contest in South Carolina with Biden earning twenty seven percent support of likely Democratic primary voters and Sanders at twenty three which is within the polls margin of error of plus minus six percentage points. The other candidates are as follows. Thomas Dyer at fifteen percent booed at nine Warren at eight Kluber At Five and Gabbard at three an important note from NBC News is quote. The survey was conducted February eighteenth to February twenty first before the results were known from. Saturday's Nevada caucuses which sanders easily won beating. Biden by more than two to one in quote and for anyone wondering how Tom. Steyer jumped ahead to fifteen percent in South Carolina when his national polling and pulling in Nevada was so low. It kept him out of the last debate. Nbc News Notes Stiers Double Digit showing comes as he spent about twenty million dollars on TV and radio ADS in the state according to ads. Benny data from advertising analytics. Which is nearly ten times more than these. Second biggest advertiser boot. `Age according to the poll Biden leads among black voters in important stat to pay attention to since nearly two thirds of South Carolina voters are African American quoting. Nbc News Biden performs best among likely voters who are moderates getting support from thirty eight percent of them African American thirty five percent and forty five or older thirty four percent. Sanders does best among those younger than forty five forty percent and self-described progressives thirty four percent additionally quote forty four percent. Say The candidate who has the best chance to defeat president? Donald trump is most important to them. Biden GETS THIRTY. Five percent of those voters while sanders gets seventeen percent in quotes. And in case you're wondering Bloomberg is not included in the survey because he's not on the ballot in South Carolina though. He has qualified for tonight's debate. Marring of NBC News outlined on twitter. Six reasons the poll explains Sanders as the current front runner quoting his twitter. Thread here reason number. One you of the winner of Iowa and second-place Finisher of New Hampshire Pete Buddha sitting at just four percent among likely African American Democratic primary voters. It's the reverse Obama Iowa winner unable to play in the south and with African American voters reason to you've the slight Democratic leader in South Carolina. Joe Biden at just twenty seven percent in the state after his disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire that twenty seven percent is much lower than Hillary Clinton's seventy four percent that carried South Carolina in two thousand sixteen reason number three. You have one billionaire. Thomas Dyer without a single delegate. So far but. Who's at fifteen percent in the state after twenty million dollars over the South Carolina airwaves inspire is peeling African? Americans support from Biden per the NBC. Marist poll reason for you've another billionaire. Who's not even on the ballot in South Carolina Michael Bloomberg who continues to suck up oxygen in the race. And who will make his second debate appearance tonight. Reason five you've multiple other candidates mired in single digits in South Carolina Buddha Judge Warren Klobuchar. Who aren't leaving the Democratic race anytime soon with Super Tuesday just a week away and reason six you've sanders trailing Biden by only four points in South Carolina and improving demographically across the board from two thousand sixteen. He's at twenty percent among African Americans in South Carolina after getting fifty one percent of the Latino vote in Nevada. Add them all up and you not only see how sanders is the clear Democratic Front runner. You also see how he could possibly win South Carolina on Saturday a state. He lost by nearly fifty points in two thousand sixteen and Quote Woolsey. If tonight's debate changes anything especially with the candidates likely going after sanders now that they've gotten some of their Bloomberg attacks out of their system from last week or at least. That's how I'd play it if I were. One of the candidates knowing that Bloomberg is even on the ballot in South Carolina and Sanders and maybe Biden is the more imminent competition but also this could be why I am not a campaign advisor. Many have been anticipating that U S representative. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina will endorse vice president. Joe Biden however as of Sunday representative. Clyburn says he's still deciding between three candidates. Joe Biden Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren this according to South Carolina local newspaper the Post and courier which added Clyburn Long anticipated endorsement. Set to be announced Wednesday could provide a major boost to the candidate. He chooses the third ranking. Us House member holds tremendous influence among South Carolina. Democrats one in five of whom say they remain? Undecided ahead of the state's February twenty-ninth primary according to a poll released last week he's also Congress's highest ranking African American from a state where more than sixty percent of democratic voters are black in quotes. Clyburn is expected to announce his endorsement on Wednesday speaking of South Carolina endorsements the State A. Columbia based newspaper has endorsed Peop- Deji. They wrote quotes. It is vital for the Democrats to nominate an energetic disciplined candidate who can offer voters powerful yet pragmatic vision of a better America. The Democrats need a nominee who seeks to bring Americans together based on broad common ground and not divide them along narrow interests among the Democratic presidential candidates former South Bend. Indiana Mayor Peop- Is the best person to meet these challenges and quotes. The Hill commented on the endorsement. Saying quote the editorial board looked back on the last half century and noted that. Democrats have only won the Presidency. Win quoting from the state here. It has resisted the temptation to pick status quo nominees and shown the courage to choose centrist. Outsiders WITH FRESH OPTIMISTIC MESSAGES. End Quote continuing from the hill. The state's editors also dismissed some of the concerns over Buddha jujubes ability to earn minority support. Their endorsement noted the mayor had a complicated relationship with his cities. African American community however the editors said that Buddha Jr has quote made important strides by releasing ambitious proposals end quote on criminal justice reform and economic prosperity among African Americans and strengthening historically black colleges and universities end quote. The state also noted that there unconcerned about Buddha judges sexuality affecting his electability in solidly Red State such as South Carolina by saying quote Buddha Judges Policy Centrism is more important than his personal life and quotes. I guess we'll see how right they are. Come Saturday's primary. Even though it has been less than a week since the last one tonight there will be yet again. Another Democratic presidential debates this time in Charleston South Carolina and hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in partnership with twitter. Seven of the candidates will be on Stage Sanders Biden Warren Buddha judge klobuchar Bloomberg and steer because the criteria has changed in recent months. Here's a reminder of how the candidates qualified quoting the hill candidates must reach ten percent in four Poles approved by the DNC or twelve percent in South Carolina specific polls the polls must've been released between February fourth the day after the Iowa caucuses and February twenty fourth and quotes so that is how dire has recently qualified and how Bloomberg is able to be there despite not being on the ballot as for what to watch for tonight. As I've said today anticipate candidates piling on Bernie Sanders quoting the Associated Press with mounting fear among the democratic establishment that these self-described democratic socialist is on the verge of gaining a significant lead in the delegates needed to secure the nomination. Several candidates are resorting to a last ditch effort to stop him the day before. Tuesday night's debate in Charleston. They previewed their lines of attack in a series of digital television advertisements Pete. Buddha jr the former mayor of South Bend Indiana highlighted Sanders. Call for a government financed healthcare system as an example of his quote polarization former vice president. Joe Biden accused Sanders of trying to undermine President Barack Obama's two thousand twelve reelection and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg assailed sanders is record on gun control continuing from the Associated Press One candidate who didn't take sanders on directly Monday. Senator Elizabeth Warren though she shares many of Sanders is liberal policies in could benefit if he were to stumble. She's been reluctant to tangle with him. Throughout the campaign she was Bloomberg's fiercest critic during last week's debate and his signaled she may continue to target the former New York mayor Tuesday night and quotes for his part. Sanders is still adjusting to his position as front runner quoting the Associated Press again after spending decades as an outside agitator accustomed to attacking the party establishment. He's suddenly the one on defense. His handling of the pressure could be crucial in determining whether he stays at the top of the democratic pack and quote. He's not the only one with something to prove Tuesday however the Associated Press says after a stumbling debate debut last week Bloomberg is seeking an opportunity to regain his footing Biden. Meanwhile is looking to make a big impression in a state where he was long. Viewed as the unquestioned front runner because of his support from black voters end quote. If you're interested in how all of this is playing for voters in South Carolina Five. Thirty eight is doing a before. And after the debate poll asking likely primary voters who they're considering voting for how favourably they feel about the candidates and which ones they think can beat president trump right now Bernie. Sanders is in the lead on all three questions. With Joe Biden. In second across the board one interesting takeaway is that despite all of his ad spends according to this poll. Bloomberg is the only candidate that is more disliked then liked you can see all of the before results of that. Poll at the five thirty eight link in the show notes. And we'll check back in on it tomorrow after the debates which once again is on tonight at eight PM Eastern on CBS. And that is the election roundup for the day. You can find election ride home on twitter at election podcast or on facebook at facebook dot com slash election. Ride home thank you all for listening and hey have a happy fat Tuesday.

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2/15/19: A National Emergency

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2/15/19: A National Emergency

"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash powerhouse. That's indeed dot com slash powerhouse. Hello and welcome to powerhouse politics. I'm ABC news, political director recline, and I'm ABC news White House correspondent Karen Travers, and it is an emergency fide cast Karen because it's a national emergency. Actually, it's very fitting to have a emergency podcasts on a date like this day. Unlike few others that we've witnessed in the many many odd as that we have seen under the Trump presidency. This one is a particularly strange one a long meandering series of statements from the president and one crisis is out. We don't have a shutdown, but there's a new crisis that constitutional won a national emergency. Karen in president is in fighting with congress anymore. So you can cross that off the list, and that's a good thing. The government's funded through the end of the fiscal year. Her Ray, there's no government shutdown. But now the president has another fight on his hands. And this is a fight that he's going to have in court. Rick the president, you know, just in this very long rambling at times opening. Statement where he was coming out to talk to us about declaring the national emergency. I mean, he talked about North Korea. He talked about China talked about a whole host of issues, and he just didn't seem like he felt that he was on solid ground to come out. Make this declarative statement. I think it was notable. There were no teleprompters. That is not a good thing. I think when anybody's gonna come out and speak on legal issues, but especially this president who has a very strong tendency to go very very off script. And sometimes this president who is beyond fact, challenged as we've documented many times, a provides glimpses of an unvarnished truth, at least the truth is he sees it. And you saw it. I think in the meanderings of that we heard today of everything from North Korea and China and the stock market to the revelation that he was nominated by the prime minister of Japan for the Nobel prize. Is that right? Karen? Yeah. We got that in the middle of it. Right. So all of that comes comes as part of this announcement the much anticipated announcement of this. National emergency. And I think you're onto something Karen that confident President Trump just goes out there, and declares it just says, this is the reasons that we need to do it. And it's happening and goodbye and good luck. And then we move on. We'll fight it out. Instead, he found all sorts of reasons to to meander around it. And ultimately, I think betrayed what what is a pretty weak political position and potentially a week legal position. Well, and this was an argument that he has been signaling or a move. He's been signaling for months. I mean, national emergency is not a surprise today. He's talked about this. They've kept this as the, you know, their last card that they could throw out if he didn't get what he wanted from congress. The question has been asked for months now if it's such an emergency. Why not just do this? If it's so urgent take action. And the White House says the president wanted to see if he could do this through the legislative process. He wanted to see what congress could give him. Well, they didn't give him what he wanted. So now he's looking for ways to make up several billions of dollars. But I think if you're trying to make this. Case to the American people that yes, you know, it's going to get challenged in court. And yes is could take a long time to go through that process. And the wall is not going to be digging is not starting next week. You would expect that he would come out and very forcefully say I can do this here is exactly why. And I think this is important because of the dire nature of this crisis. We did not hear that from the president on Friday. That's not how he presented this argument. And instead he tried to say, you know, I just have to I know it's going to be challenged. But I've gotta do this. You wanna play something because I think there was an element in what he said today that may undermine his own administration's arguments when it will be in court, and we're already seen legal challenges the state of California, New York members of congress there's going to be multiple legal challenges from all over the place about maybe the national emergency. But also the way that he is then enacting at finding money in all different parts of the federal budget. Whether that's civil asset forfeiture is at the treasury department or drug interdiction programs or. Military construction funds and saying here, it is my magic eight billion dollars for the wall. He's going to be challenged on all of that. But he conceded. I think a critical point take a listen to this. I want to do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. And I don't have to do it for the election. I've already done a lot of wall for the election twenty twenty and the only reason we're up here talking about this is because of the election. Whoa. Karen is actually yeah. He's actually two big things there November one saying I didn't have to do this. Why did you write? Well, if it's a national emergency. Let's let's talk about that point. And then I wanna move to the other point about about the election point one. If you didn't have to do this, then what's the national emergency? In a you're to be able to get away with these extrordinary steps the end run around congress as a result of it. Right. And the question that the courts are going to be considering as you know, does he have the authority to go around congress take money that's been appropriated for one thing. Put it to something else and the president will say because. This is such a crisis. Yes, I do have that authority because I have to take action, but he acknowledged he could take his time doing this and said I can do this over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But he wants to do it faster. We'll just because you want to do something on your own time line, that's not necessarily a legal argument to make. And it's not really even a legislative argument to I think, you know, there is a process of how money gets appropriated in Washington. This is pretty simple. But I also thought earlier in the opening statement or was in a question, the president acknowledged, no, he's new to politics. And that's why this didn't get done in his first two years because congress didn't jump on it, and he wasn't pushing because he was still getting you know, his bearings. I think in Washington, but again that doesn't hold up in court that you know, because you didn't do it now to get done. And then the the other point that he made and again in the spirit of occasional if accidents honesty from the president that that he's done a lot. For the election, and quote, the only reason we're up here talking about it is for the election. Now, he's ascribing that to Democrats playing politics. But man that is a stark admission to my mind, the president just the other day at that rally. Now, Paso finished the wall. This is about a political emergency just as much if not more than it is a real national emergency. Karen and the president once again, he said the so many times in the last couple of weeks at like, we're building wall walls have been built since I've taken office, and like the we've fact check this every time he says it and there hasn't been any new construction since he took office. So to say, I've already built a lot of wall for the twenty twenty campaign. Like, okay, check that off the list. I don't need to keep doing it. But I think if you like pulled back a little bit to twenty fifteen in two thousand sixteen this was a key campaign promise, I'm going to build a wall who's gonna pay for it Mexico. Well, that's not happening. So if it's a two-part campaign promise he can't deliver. I'm part to he's going to try everything he can to deliver on part one. And he is laying the gr-. And work for his twenty twenty campaign. And now he's really putting this all on the line because he's done. I think you could say everything he can through congress. Now, it's on him. And it certainly you talk to let a legal experts this process in court could well play out after the twenty twenty election. I mean, they are not going to be having any groundbreaking ceremonies with the president down on the border because this money could be tied up in court for nearly two years. And in fact, the president alluded to that Karen of a big fan of schoolhouse rock won't. Oh, you know, those little jingles about how Bill becomes a law. Bill up on county. It's it stuck in my head for life, and it rolls on repeat. But suddenly, there's another little jingle stuck in my head. Take a listen to the president the order resigned. And I'll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office, and we will have a national emergency. And we will then be sued, and they will suicide in the ninth circuit, even though it shouldn't be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling. And then we'll get another bad ruling, and then will end up in the supreme court, and hopefully, we'll get a fair shake, and we'll win in the supreme court just like the ban. Catchy. What do you think we learned a lot about the legal process? That's that's. Shows. He is really thought about this a lot to Aquino's exactly how this is going to play out. And he's probably right. That this is how it's going to play out. But he's clearly thought about this process now, and I think you're going to see him. He's already laid the groundwork that he's going to get, you know, not the thing he likes out of the ninth circuit. And then he has a new boogeyman to blame. So you know, I it was Mexico not cooperating with him. Then it was Democrats who are not cooperating with him. And now it's going to be Obama judges who don't cooperate with him, and he can use all of that to turn his supporters at the rallies he'll start doing this year. And then in twenty twenty and say, I tried I did the best I could. But I keep getting, you know, blocked at every turn. And in fact, our colleagues giancarl Katherine Faulders reported that the Justice woman's already told the president's own the house that they're likely to get rejected in this at least temporarily at least temporarily held up and the travel man, of course, is in his mind. He didn't mention today. How many times they had to rewrite the travel ban? Right to try to get it to pass constitutional muster. He made it sound like they just one when they got to the right court. But we know how this plays out. And I'll tell you talking to Republicans in the last couple of weeks, some of them are just relieved they don't like this idea at all many of them. Don't think the walls are good idea. Many don't think though national emergency a lot of them thinking rational a terrible idea with terrible precedents going forward. But they want it to be over. And I think you could feel the relief in Mitch McConnell's voice and others just to say, okay. He's going to do this thing. We have a guy that is intent on doing this feels like he was elected on doing it. He's going to make it happen. At least we get to move on. And I think there was also this feeling of unnecessary drama this week, you know, it felt very similar to what we had in December where we went back and looked you had then house speaker Paul Ryan on the record saying the president's gonna sign this spending Bill, then you had vice president Pence saying or this this is back in March actually that when the president was not really happy with a one point three billion dollar trillion dollar spending Bill. Last year. He he's gonna sign it. Everything is fine. He's definitely going to sign it. This funds is priorities. Everything is great. And then the president tweets that he was thinking about a veto. He didn't threaten to beat it. But you said he was throwing that veto word out there and everybody goes bananas in Washington. And then I was in the room when the president alternately signed that massive spending Bill, and it was funny when we were waiting for the president to come in. They brought in a little table. See think right? They're gonna put the Bill on it. He'll sign it there. And then as the president got closer the table got moved out came in. And you just ranted for fifteen plus minutes about how he hates this Bill will never sign one like this again, but final do it. And I felt like this week. We were getting to see that again that you know, everybody's saying don't worry. This is fine. He's going to sign this. He doesn't wanna shut down. But there's that element of drama. I mean, it was a television producer in his previous life, and he likes that sort of is he or isn't he coverage and sure enough we got to Thursday a day before the deadline to avert the shutdown, and there were still a lot of questions about this. But ultimately. He begrudgingly signs it and says because I can do this my way as well. And one other point I wanted to highlight carrying out of this because at many other things that he he did on this. There was so many different political strands. But he couldn't let the moment go without a swipe or two at at a particular person that we may have some idea was talking about take a listen would have been great to have done it earlier. But I was a little due to the job little due to the profession, and we had a little disappointment for the first year and a half people that should have stepped up did not step up. Now, naming was asked Kelly Adama asked directly or you talk about Paul Ryan, you didn't feel like Damon as. I don't wanna talk about that right now, there's a certain former speaker of the house who back in Wisconsin. At this moment is gotta be screaming at the TV because that's a pretty clear shot at Paul Ryan who we can speculate about others who might be involved in that. But the president has made clear his frustration with the Republican led house now at the democratic led house and things have gotten a lot harder for him and to be fair to Paul Ryan company. They're among those who told the president you're not going to get a better deal when ANSI Flosi takes over. And just watch thought they could. That's the amazing thing. They that's right. The White House, and guess what they got a worse deal. Did. I mean, the idea that the White House was going to be in a better negotiating position. After Nancy Pelosi became speaker was just very baffling. And you know, that's an argument that the Democrats will make you had two years to try and do this. And now, we're the ones that are blocking this. Let's just look at how the going back to your favorite song of how Bill becomes a law. You know, they they there there wasn't even attempts to get this all done. So I think you know, he. He said he didn't wanna talk about it. But it was quite clear. He was talking about. How speaker Paul Ryan there? And I think that's how the president will rewrite those first two years when if by November twenty twenty there hasn't been a single hole dug for the wall, he'll say, well, we miss that opportunity the first two years, and it was that guy's fault. And he's gone and good Goodwin's and moving on it is and we are moving on because this this chapter would appear as close. But as we said, a more interesting one opening up. Karen travers. Thank you for very filling in for the very missing, notably mentioning giancarl. We appreciate it counting shoes to fill. Not. No, no, no, no, not at all. It's been a pleasure having you. We're going to quick break when we're back. We're going to talk to one of the twenty twenty presidential candidates mayor Pete Buddha JR. Of south bend, Indiana. Is it still a struggle to get that good night's sleep? Then maybe it's time to try the purple mattress. It's made out of a new material that keeps it firm and soft. So it keeps everything supported while. Still feeling really comfortable. Try it now with a one hundred night risk-free trial along with free shipping and returns. And if you order one, you'll get a free purple pillow with the purchase of a mattress just text powerhouse two four seven four seven four seven the only way to get this free pillow is detect powerhouse two four seven four seven four seven. Message and data rates may apply when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash powerhouse. That's indeed dot com. Com slash powerhouse. Welcome back to powerhouse politics pleased to be joined here in our studio in Washington by mayor Pete Buddha. Judge of the great city of south bend, Indiana declared presidential candidate in two thousand twenty mayor Pete welcome back to power politics. Thanks for evidence on what's your favorite early voting state, so far well, the one we've been to so far the most is Iowa. And that's been great obviously, it's in driving distance. It's familiar political culture for us coming out of Indiana, but will be visiting New Hampshire tomorrow and really looking forward to getting to know folks up there. He's supposed to say you like them all equally we do like, Raleigh guy, of course. But those are the ones we're going to at the moment. We'll talk a little bit about your about your campaign. I want to start in the news of the president. With this emergency declaration today are pretty extrordinary announcement meandering statement in in part, but coupled now with his vow to spend upwards of eight billion dollars on on the border. Well, what's your reaction to what you heard from the president this morning? You know stream of consciousness without a whole lot of consciousness. It's it's a huge concern when policy is made in in such rambling fashion, but on some level. It's nothing new right? I think the deeper question is one of constitutional power separation of powers, and whether conservatives are going to continue to be skeptical of power, grabs by the executive or whether they're okay with it when that executive has an our next to his name. Look we face some major issues that I would argue perhaps due rise to the level of national emergency light climate, change light gun violence. But the idea that this constitutes the kind of emergency the justifies going around congress in order to do something. Most Americans disagree with simply does not compute. You're an executive you run a city in south bend. What what would be your guiding principle, given the standards of the president seems to be setting. You're expanding the use of of executive power expanding the use of national emergencies. Would you declare a national emergency to support something like climate change, for instance there? I think we probably should now that being said I would prefer to just use channels that we have through for example, the legislative body like I do in south bend. Right. I'm an executive. I got a legislature. If I want to get something in the budget the best time to do that securing budget season. But there have been times when I've had to declare an emergency usually related to whether one time there was a plane crash into a neighborhood, and you deal with things as they come the thing about climate change. Is unlike many other emergencies, we see it coming. And so it really should be something that our long-term policy and our immediate policy plans accommodate if it's not though, I mean, there's certainly has to be level of emergency action on that. And that's frankly, the the underlying philosophy of. The green new deal to treat climate change for the emergency that it is to acknowledge that the destructive power of what's happening to our climate is no less than scale, perhaps more than something like a great, depression or or even a World War. And that we ought to have a commensurate level of American effort go into resolving it. So you get you become president congress doesn't pass green new deal or something. Like it. Do you? Do you go for national emergency? And what does that mean beyond the declaration? What are the appropriate limits to what a president could do to support a national emergency? I don't know the number ready to go into the blow by blow of a hypothetical scenario like that. Because again, I think the best thing we can do is lead the American people to give congress no choice, but to do the right thing. And I think the center of gravity of the American people is in a place where they want to see action on this even corporate America, which resisted a sensible climate policy for a long time has come to realize that it's a necessary for the survival of their business as well. As of our way of life to make sure that we're paying some attention to the. Consequences of and Frank frankly, adapting to climate change is already taking place in the already impacting us in ways that range from extreme flooding in my part of the country to parts of California catching on fire. This is not a hypothetical issue. It's not a theoretical issue at calls for policy action today. And I it can't come a moment too soon. So this is a big week for for the for progressives for the political left of renew deal gets its out, of course, big victory for progressives. In New York City, Alexandria, ocasio Cortez leading the charge against Amazon. Now you've come out. And I know you're not you don't fall into the labels of left, right, and progressivism as much as something that you're you're you're seeking to reject with your campaign. You've said that, but you supported the green new deal you support Medicare for all do you share some concern that we're beginning to your voice from people like Senator Sherrod Brown. Among others say this party can't just go with every left leaning idea every progressive idea. You can't go that fast. And you can't win an election that way if you go. You go far left. I think we need to go with good ideas. And we worry about how good they are before we worry about how far left or how right. They are. You know, maybe this is the mayor in me, but I'm looking for problem solving. And sometimes that puts you in a place, that's considered ideologically centrist, but often perhaps more often than not it puts you in a place that's left of center, and if your ideas, right, then you should be able to convince people that it's the right one for far too long. The Democratic Party has been negotiating against ourselves. Coming up with conservative proposals in hopes of appeasing conservatives in a way that actually just helped the entire center of gravity of the American political conversation at self shift to the right to where we were on the defensive even on issues like for example, universal background checks where the vast majority of Americans or even Republicans agreed with our supposedly leftward position could Medicare for all green new deal. Could that be a democratic banner that would carry Indiana, potentially under the right? Circumstances. Look Indiana went blue once in the last I think forty or fifty years rock Obama. And that was I the rock Obama who is not necessarily the most conservative democrat who ever ran. And the last time it did. So before that was for LBJ who on domestic policy was about as progressive as it gets. So I think what people in Indiana or anywhere else in the country are looking for is somebody who cares about them who understands policy not for its own sake. But it's something that's going to make our lives on the ground in communities, like south, bend, better or worse. And isn't it for the right reasons? I wanna talk about the announcement from the Democratic National Committee in the last day or sell about the presidential debates before you ran for president you tried to become DNC chair. So this might have been your job. But I've magin you've had a chance to to look at what they're saying about the qualifications for the first two debates one percent polling threshold or sixty five thousand unique donors as the as the threshold for qualification. I the DNC get it right in terms of balancing. A lot of the the needs and the expectations after last cycle. I think it's as good a balances any that could be drawn. I think equally important if not more. So is the fact that they decided not to have a undercard or kitty tables back to back debates. Yeah. I think that's a really important response to the accusations of unfairness that were leveled at the NC before also a bit selfishly. I think that's an environment. That's good for newcomers and underdogs, obviously, I'm both of those. And so if we're in that scenario, you know, I think being able to divide even at random if necessarily if necessary divide a field into one that voters can understand one chunk at a time. I think that's healthy. And I think any campaign should be prepared to mount the level of support that it would it would take to meet those criteria is very little you can do directly to get pole numbers up other than appearing powerhouse politics. I. Exactly. But but but you can to some degree try to control that number of donors. Give us a sense of what sixty five thousand unique donors means is that a threshold that is easy to meet hard to meet how confident are you that you will get to that level. Well, there's only one way to find out for sure which is to go out there and do it. I'll tell you that on our exploratory committee the day, we got it up and running by by the end of that day, we'd receive contributions from everyone of the fifty states plus DC. So I think that you know, you've got to have that kind of widespread grassroots support in order to get anywhere politically, remember what they're looking for is not so much things that will cause you to be significant but things that reflect the significance of your effort. And I think the campaign that wants to stand on its own two feet, and we'll have to be able to show support in a number of different ways from the kind of popular support that's measured in terms of the the polls to the kind of grassroots financial support that they're trying to capture what that sixty five thousand level. There are any number of. Different ways and formulas they could come up with. But this seems to me as as good as any an affair want to start out with earlier this week. You may have seen the cliffs making the rounds. Senator Tamil Harris was asked about her personal experience with marijuana. I'm curious your experience with marijuana as the youngest candidate in in the field right now. I and how that informs your view of what should be done on a policy level. Yeah. So I just closed in the book that handful of times. I I did that too. When I was when I was in high school, and and early in college, I think I'm not sure that qualifies me to expert or. Yeah. I remember that makes me any more informed on on policy than anybody else. I will say as somebody who is very attuned to the the harms done by mass incarceration in our country to say nothing of the racial inequality. That's associated with enforcement of some of these laws that we need to take a hard look at non violent drug offence. And how those are penalized in this country. There was some step forward on a bipartisan basis at the federal level, which is the start, and I think. That commonsense decriminalization of marijuana is something we need to do. They're doing it about six miles from my house that's happening in Michigan right now. And we will learn from these early states that have led the way on that. Because there are of course, many pitfalls this doesn't necessarily make it safe. But just because something isn't safe doesn't mean that throwing people in jail is a good response to it as you know, Michigan and other states that have legalized they have to deal with a hodgepodge of regulations. It's still illegal at the federal level. That makes them have to go is like a quasi black market not really Blackmore Greg to create their own banking system. It's awkward Comcast business because they're not they can't go through federally regulated banks. But you mentioned decriminalization that's not the same legalization distinction there. You don't think it's something that should be legalized at the federal level. I think there are any number of ways that we can approach this. I don't have a problem with moving toward legalization. I think we need to move toward it in a smart way, though, especially when you think about some of the impacts that this has. Things that haven't people haven't thought about like the way that the financial sector response to the patchwork of regulatory responses. We're going to have across the states. It would be nice to harmonize something like this between states and the federal government. If that's too much to ask them, maybe federal policy will just have to lead the way. So before we let you go. I always when I talked presidential candidates either in settings like this or other settings people love to talk about what the stories they're hearing, the feedback that they're getting what is the what's the biggest takeaway that you have from the conversations not as it affect you and your ambitions. But about what what what you've learned legitimately learned in your early travels. I'm seeing people who are looking for big ideas. And they wanna have big conversations, you know, in Iowa. For example, I was going through my briefings on, you know, very detailed kind of parochial issues that you're supposed to be on point for even if you're not familiar with these backyard questions in Iowa. I didn't get one question about ethanol, for example, not that that's not important. But it's interesting that I didn't get one question in five or six appearances in Iowa. But I got a lot of questions about foreign policy the way the US fits in the world as well as questions about where our democracy is headed. I think people just because of this moment where we have basically a realignment, I'm in this deep tectonic shift in American life, and certainly in American political life. Nobody knows quite where it's going and anybody who wants to be in the twenty twenty conversation needs to have an account of where they're trying to take things not just in office, not just in two thousand twenty. But really what's the next era of American politics going to look like for both parties, and those seem to be the questions on the minds of the people who showed up in the coffee shops in the living rooms of the places. I was going to all right mayor Pete Buddha. Judge from south bend Indiana candidate for president in two thousand twenty thanks for being here on power politics. That does it for this edition of powerhouse politics. Are thanks to the whole producing team, Angie, yack. Remillard Miller and the man behind the controls Trevor Hayes things, I'm reclined. We'll catch you next time. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash powerhouse. That's indeed dot com slash powerhouse.

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S10 EP106: Hour 2

The Erick Erickson Show

37:22 min | 4 months ago

S10 EP106: Hour 2

"I am no longer in texas. I am back home in the bunker in the middle of georgia. Where off and muggy. But that's okay. It was hot and muggy texas as well. So i flew out to dallas monday night without the religious broadcasters conference and normally you know you just go from atlanta and and shoot straight across to dallas instead due to weather to down to the gulf of mexico and then come up over new orleans and head into texas that way but it was fascinating to dick so belfer perspective here in georgia. By and large things have gone back to normal. But you still see for example at the grocery stores you still see the plexiglass barriers between you and the cashier. The grocery store you still timothy on floors the stickers that say stay succeed of parts social distance all that even as you see fewer and fewer people wearing masks in texas. There was none of that. In fact on tuesday philip. Who's with me. Phillip does all the digital stuff for me philip and i. He went out there his his uncle was there so he would sort of charlie and We went to a place. It was a cigar store and next door. There is a pub and the grapevine texas and you could smoke cigars in the pub and have a shiner bock on draft. Which is evan. And there were a group of retirees in their all for the military and there were beer. Stein's the wall for the services there. The air force the navy The army and the marines and and each had names autumn and there was one old guy in a wheelchair who is drinking from his beer. Stein's bokan his cigar. And i thought he texas great but there was no indication at all that there had ever been a pandemic. There were no masks there were no plexiglass barriers. There were no state. Six feet apart stickers. There was nothing anywhere. There were no advisories to wash your hands or cover up or cover your call for. I mean there was nothing. There was no visible trace of any of the of the covid era Stuff that we go through here in georgia there are still people frequently. Who will wear masks in the grocery stores. If i go to my local public's there are people who were masks. There are still stickers everywhere. about stained six feet apart socially distance. He the only place you've got that in texas was in the airport. That's it did not exist. Outside of the federally run airports. Now there's this piece. I wanna talk about it yesterday. So relevant today. Andy kessler in the wall street journal has this piece maskless. Among the limousines california finally opened up on june fifteenth we can actually set foot inside stores and restaurants without having to wear masks freedom. And it's about time or than seventy percent of california adults have at least one vaccine job. The state's seven day average number of daily corona virus cases is down ninety eight percent from its peak in january. Herds can rope. it's over except well gavin. Newsom will keep his emergency bowers in case he changes his mind about reopening. I made a trip to trader joe's to stock up on ultra chocolate ice cream. Yes i see. The irony abide the least healthy item in a store. Stocked with expensive organic bruised. Bananas dairy free cashew cheese alternative mozzarella style shreds. The parking lot was practically a show room for tesla's and priests prii calls them. I counted fifty shoppers. Forty nine of the masked do these people that get the unmasking memo. I was the only one not wearing a mask. And i was loving it. California's operated on an otter system. And though i'm fully maxed. I wish i weren't that very same day. Mr newsom who is at disneyland doling at point five million dollars in prizes of taxpayer money to ten winners of california vaccine lottery that beats president. Biden's get a shot and have a beer lesson next pandemic. i wait to get paid. Maybe those forty-nine massacres have been vaccinated. The adage is to find the next needles outbreak. Find hells with whole foods supermarkets. Those places usually have high concentrations of anti vaccine. The adage could probably apply to trader joe's to but this vaccine is different. Statistics suggest. Red staters are the ones declining the covid nineteen vaccines not the usual dissidents inspired by robert. F kennedy jr. i bet good money. All forty nine of my fellow. Shoppers are topped up with vaccine induced bodies. So who exactly are they protecting me. Thanks but no thanks. No i keep bringing he makes them breakpoints there about the shopping experience. But i'm encountering this in the metro atlanta area. And i was talking to a friend of mine who lives up in charlotte north carolina the other day and he was saying the same thing there. Now i don't have a whole foods near me and i typically don't feel that he'd shop at whole foods. I perfectly capable of getting delicious food for my local public's but it does seem to be it is liberals who are vaccinated. Who can't let go of the masks. Who for some reason feels. It's almost like lima. Said the security blanket snoopy for peanuts they kit. Let go of the mass now. I don't blame them. Y'all i i've got a I got a problem beyond sleep apnea for related to Blood clots in my lungs of years. Ago and i have to sleep with cpap machine high pressure air at night. I've got a pulmonary pressure issue and it helps with that issue. But in the mornings i wake up and i have lines across my face for where the full face mask sits and i you know it was a nice. Where the masks. During the pandemic i could go to grab breakfast in the morning. Go to chick-fil-a or panara and go inside and no one could see those lines i. I'm self conscious about the lines. But i've given up all the mask. Now i've got the vaccine fully vaccinated. I'd been fully vaccinated my wife. And i both. Our kids apparently had had the virus. We didn't even know they had it. There are youngest dealing with some side effects. But we've moved on my wife right now is on her harley davidson motorcycle running errands without a mask helmet. No mask we moved on. And for some reason. And i don't understand why and maybe they're shell shocked over the trump administration. Still to this day. The left is incapable of moving on. They can't give up their masks anywhere in the country. And now there's a problem in the country. In that joe biden wanted seventy five percent of americans vaccinated by the fourth of july. He's going to miss the number now. This is an interesting note here that no one wants to point out. The biden administration set a goal for a hundred million doses of the vaccine. The first hundred days thanks to donald trump. He was already ahead of that goal in the first one hundred days. Donald trump's team they were already doing two million doses a day before joe biden became president so it was obvious with one hundred days they were going to do at least two hundred million doses but it has slow down since dramatically. And you know what the media's doing they've gone back to. Well it's the red staters to blame they. Just don't want your bike to get any credit really though you've got progressive enclaves of of vaccine drew thor's i mean robert kennedy jr. who is Anti vaccine and vaccine fear. Monger is not of the right people on the right. Do not listen to someone. Nate with the last name kennedy unless his first name is d james and even then they got to go to church people of the right dope. Listen robert kennedy. It's people left is progressive. Were skeptical of the vaccine is dealt with people the right to to be fair. There are people in the right to but regardless texas georgia florida arizona. Republican states in the south. They're back to business as many people as they can. You know i said when. I was in texas. You would even know. There was a pandemic. The only odd thing in texas was the lack of workers in the hotel workers. Younger workers are working longer shifts. In fact the last day we were there yesterday which were restaurant afterwards and young guy comes up to take. Our order asked him a question about a menu. He did note. he's very sorry. This is my first day working and we struck up a conversation and he's a young guy in high school and decided nobody else was going to work. Here's some money so he got a job at this hotel. He wants to do hotel management college anyways fascinated by the industry so we decided to get a job in the hotel working in the restaurant and learn the business. Real us were there. He's going to do well in life a lot of people. They don't want to go back to work. The biden administration can't seem to come up with a consistent message to get people to take the vaccine. It seems really easy to me. I'm not even a marker. I'm not a very good marketer. Not a very good self brander. Like for example. I went out to this conference of the national religious broadcasters association there are a lot of independent radio stations out there. That aren't not that may be interested. Taking the show and a whole lot of the knew who. I was a great me. I was actually stunned by the number of people who knew who i was and i was also equally amazed at how many of them had no idea. I did radio show or that was now in syndication. clearly i've got work to do and they terrible marketer brander don't like to self pro. I really don't believe it or not. I'll talk about myself with you guys on here. But i i really don't like i feel like the work should speak for itself but clearly i got. I gotta do a better job so i'm not a great brander but it does seem to me to be logical. Commonsensical if you will that the bite administration could very much brand this as just get back to normal if you get rid of if you get the vaccine. Take off your mask and airports and less. Let's trust the american people. There's no reason for vaccine passport pete. Buddha jr is out there now. The biden administration having universally condemned having a vaccine passport is back out floating the idea. What's your fans on. The governor. Banning vaccine passports. The company's business wants to big steps to keep their workers in their passengers safe. I would think that that From a government perspective. We wanna do everything we can to encourage. And that's certainly are viewed the federal. So if if they want to have a vaccine passports let them have vaccine passwords. Houston houston methodist. Hospital system has fired or accepted the resignation of one hundred fifty three workers who refused to gate. Get the coronavirus vaccine. The hospital system announced on april first that employees would have to get the vaccine in order to retain their jobs becoming one of the first healthcare providers in the us to mandate employees. Vaccinations houston methodist. Suspended what hundred seventy workers who did not receive a vaccine by june seven giving them two weeks to get vaccinated or face. Firing one of those employees twenty out of those employees twenty-five receive vaccinations while the rest are no longer employed. A group of employees have sued over the vaccine mandate claiming. The hospital couldn't force workers to take an experimental vaccine however the suit was rejected by federal. Judge this is not coercion. us district judge lynn. Us wrote in an opinion. Twelve methodist is trying to do their business of saving lives without giving them the covid nineteen virus. It is a choice. Made keep staff patients and their families safe. Texas law allows hospitals to mandate the cororavirus vaccine just as it mandated flu vaccines. Now it is different though. The covid vaccine is technically still experimental is is not regularly approved. The flu vaccine is but there is a. There's a aside difference here. i do that. He is worth pointing out. Think of all of the botched narratives and conversations had by this administration over the rollout of the vaccine and whether it was good or not its efficacy the side effects the johnson and johnson bungling by the fda. Is it any wonder people are skeptical of these vaccines. The government ultimately has to be truthful. The government more and more we're finding is less and less travel and more and more protective and can never admit that it's done something wrong. And as a result people trust the government less and less and we trust the government. Less and less with the government tells you the vaccine is safe. You may doubt it. There's nothing wrong with that said now we're punishing people for doubting to government. That is willfully lied to them and screwed up the messaging. That i think is wrong. I really i don't talk. I've got friends. I've told us to but but i don't i don't i don't talk about this. Never have it's kind of at this kind of weird So i'm kindle britney spears my grandmother and her grandfather my grandmother's spears When i was little we use gory kenwood to the family to spears family reunion. I mean she would have been a toddler. And i would have been a kid the last time we were in. I don't know the family were. We're related. We're from the same part louisiana Am our grandparents are in some way related. I don't even know what it is. Relate maybe second cousins or third cousins of. But i've apparently been at a family reunion with her at one point in my life when i was a kid But man edgy. It's kind of weird 'cause i i don't really talk i mean it's i don't ride fame or something like that. It's just it's it's kind of weird connection to be read about this ino- the you know the the this woman's my cousin and and it's it's just kind of It's kinda sad See the story about her. Now if you're unfamiliar with this britney spears has suffered mental health issues and has been under a conservative ship where her father controls her life and she's never talked in public about it and in the past few times she has spoken in court about it. The records have been sealed and she has demanded more transparency over time in demanding transparency overtime to the rumor. She really wanna out of the conservatorship And now though would really understands the path forward with this thing but deeply tragic to hear this She has to keep in an iud. she's a lot of she's not allowed to marry. She's been making millions of dollars from various performances in las vegas at a residency in two thousand dollars a week I have been very well. It let me produce. I've got kids. And i love my kids. I do. I really love my kids and my daughter is fifteen and really is an incredible artist. She's already at fifteen sold. Some works in fact. She's at a church right now. Painting a mural on her own solo for this church As as a community service project for school she's gonna have so many community service hours which don't get me started. That opposed to the idea but the school does it anyway and she's got to do it and she's started out. She paid her. She's really is a fantastic artist mixed media digital media paints and. i'm very hesitant with my children to let them get early tastes of fame. They have experienced enough with me and things we've been able to do as a family and it's just i don't know it's it's a very sad thing to see. People get exploited particularly kids. In the more i learned from people who work in hollywood the more i know people in hollywood i. I know some are really famous celebrities and they talk about it. They most of them. They weren't famous young some of them. Were they talk about the industry and how brutalizing it is. Two kids You are preyed upon it appear. She probably was preyed upon as a kid and it clearly was self destructive for a while had delicious for awhile. But i mean i remember. The media used to act the openly question each to love her. What does she just do. and i feel really terrible for any human in that condition i. It's just tragic to hear that story. And and i've. I've never wanted about it because of all the other stuff but i kinda thinking maybe it's time to freebritney. Maybe i'm on board. I don't want to be part of the documentary. My goodness but maybe it's time issues. It's hard to the realized that there are people in the world like that Who are rich and famous and all of that and there's envy culture the like the you find out about their lives. Dreadful awful terrible stuff Nothing else you should probably beat everybody's prayers mike. Goodness gracious to to live like that The envy out there people to look at the stuff at something that well we apparently have an infrastructure deal allegedly We are awaiting the developments from the white house but it appears there is a five or six hundred billion dollar infrastructure. Deal that democrats and republicans in a bipartisan basis. Have a to mel. let's see Democratic leaders have come up with a strategy to effectively pressure both wings of their party to fall in line behind a bipartisan. Deal and reconciliation package with the hope of sending the bills to joe biden's desk as early as summer pelosi said today. The house will not approve. The bipartisan deal until the senate passes the reconciliation bill that effectively pressures joe manchin and other moderates to fall in line to back reconciliation. If they want to see the bipartisan deal. Become law progressives. meanwhile will be under pressure to back. The bipartisan deal. Because it is expected to contain key. Authorizations of spinning measures and an extension of transportation programs at expire by september thirtieth according to sources familiar with a budget resolution has to be approved. I before congress can act on the binding reconciliation bill which cannot be filibustered in the senate and can be approved on a straight party line. Vote for roughly the time line and this is from manu raju. It see it in in july and august. The house senate will both vote on a budget resolution. Democrats say they've been told to prepare for the week of august ninth to approve. The budget resolution. It could change. But the senate may vote as early as july and most of august democrats will draft the reconciliation bill in september. The senate will vote to approve. The reconciliation bill in the house will take up the reconciliation. Bill and the bipartisan deal. So it could be done by october now. We let let me explain. What's going on here on all. Celts is the senate republicans and democrats together. Come together in a bipartisan. Deal a gang of tin with the president of united states today to say they have some parameters of an outline of a bipartisan agreement where they will together pass an infrastructure bill Let me play you some of the audio. This is the president of the united states with this gang of very interesting mitt. Romney stands at the back. He's the one who apparently organized everything and cobbler. Harris is hiding behind kind of funny. If you see the pictures couple hiding behind the north portico column. You can barely even see. She's there she's like creep it or head around To try to see. But here's part of this as they come forward the president and everybody come into the microphone getting themselves organized gonna talk and i think it's really important. We've all agreed that None of scott but we all that we wanted. I clearly didn't get all. I want it. They gave more than i think maybe they were climbing to give him the first base but this reminds me of the days. We used to get off a lot done up in the united states congress. We actually working. We'll get five parks. Bipartisan deals needs to compromise. One of the things. That i've i've made clear i signed on and i'm going to let them give you the detail because you can ask them and i will. I will talk. Y'all later next hour to buy promise. I'm not going away but one of the things that we agreed on infrastructure we made serious compromises on both ends There is Adult. they'll give you the numbers but we did not they did not and i understand their position. Republicans and this group did not want to go along with my family plan issues childcare tax credits the human infrastructure and i talk about and That will see what happens in reconciliation bill and the budget process if that If we could get some compromise there. And if we can't see if i can track all the democrats position there but we're gonna to move into dual-track and And that sorta say. But i i wanna thank each and every one of them. It's been you know a lot of us go back a long way. We're used to doing one thing. Give each other our word and that's the end. Nobody questions they have my word. I'll stick with what they proposed and they'd give me their word as well. So i come from good enough for me. That's the president. Speaking outside the oval office with the Bipartisan gang susan collins. lisa murkowski mitt. Romney bill cassidy rob portman. Kristen cinema See jon tester there a few others and essentially what's going to happen now. Is the democrats will compromise with republicans on five hundred fifty six billion dollars thereafter. The democrats will try to pass a reconciliation plan. That will do the rest of what joe biden wants. Nancy pelosi is essentially saying she's going to hold it hostage until the republicans or the democrats. Pass the reconciliation bill I do know that they're they're gonna be able to do some of that Pro act is an act. They wanna throw into reconciliation that would allow workers to join unions and collectively bargain. Patty murray the senator from washington state. The democrats believe it's necessary to put it into the reconciliation bill. The parliamentarian of the senate will probably because it would change public policy They're going to do everything they can to throw as much of biden's to into a reconciliation plan. Now let me explain to you. What reconciliation is. It's a rule in the united states. Senate that You so the senate and the house passed a budget and the budget in the senate kit the be filibustered per se there ways to slow it down but you can't really filibuster the budget legislation in the senate so reconciliation is. Would you pass a spending bill. It must be reconciled to the budget resolution so you can't spend outside the bounds of the budget resolution. What you can do is you can change some of the bottom line elements of spending in washington through reconciliation package to keep it in line with the budget resolution now in the past the democrats or the republicans. They've passed a budget resolution and then they get one chance to reconcile federal spending to that budget resolution. The senate parliamentarian allegedly has told the democrats if they revise the budget resolution the underlying budget resolution. They can then revise the The the reconciliation package a second time so the two bites at the apple of passing stuff without a filibuster in other words the republicans or the democrats kim forum a reconciliation package and that reconciliation package will be a series of spending measures that reflect the existing budget. They have to pass changes to the existing federal budget so that they can then pass reconciliation. The budget. I just got texted by i in washington. The budget can be filibustered. The reconciliation package cannot so republicans could slow down the budget process with the filibuster. However we now have this deal in washington and let me. We've all of this stuff together to try to synthesize it. Make it as easy as possible for that understand. What's happening in washington. Dc right now. The democrats are going to alter the federal budget framework in so doing republicans are going to agree to spend five hundred fifty six billion dollars on bridges roads electrical and Airport infrastructure and port said railroads of this country. What's the republicans do this. The democrats will pass a reconciliation measure. The budget can be filibustered. The reconciliation package cannot. It's a rule in the senate. You can pass. You can pass a bunch of spending that conforms to a previously passed budget resolution and nobody can filibuster so the budget can be filibustered. The infrastructure package could be filibustered. Reconciliation cannot but there are some rules with reconciliation package. You cannot change public policy in a reconciliation package so for example. Patty murray of washington state wants to pass a law. That says every american has the right to join a union and no one can stop them. That's not in the budget resolution. That would be a change of public policy. Therefore it can't fall into the reconciliation or a better example. Is the minimum wage. The budget resolutions passed by the senate. Do not contain a minimum wage rate. Therefore congress can't put a minimum wage increase in a reconciliation package to avoid a filibuster because it would change public policy. What they can do however is they can pass a budget resolution. Subject will filibuster that includes spinning for roads and bridges and senior citizens child daycare at all of that and then they can pass reconciliation package. That adds all that stuff. Because it won't be changing policy that he will have been inside the budget resolution alongside them. We'll come to republicans with his good faith. Offer a five hundred billion dollar her billion dollars. Now there's a problem here. To some degree. The republicans are conceding. Some ground the republicans are essentially saying. We know you're going to pass all the stuff we don't want you to pass and we'll give you the veneer of credibility bypassing this other stuff. The question then comes down to joe mansion and kristen cinema. what do they do. Joe mansion is out blasting. Nancy pelosi for threatening to take everything hostage. Nancy pelosi is say that until the reconciliation package is passed. They will pass any of the republican. Grab bag of stuff Mentioned won't use nancy. Pelosi's name mind you. i'm trying to find this clip. he just released it But in all but name mansur to say the ansi pelosi wants to be a hostage taker and wants to stop this process from going forward but you gotta remember. I mean passing stuff in washington is complicated. Ended is complicated by design it is complicated because the founders wanted things in washington to be very difficult to get done because the most things should be done at the state level gridlock in washington. Dc a feature. Not a bug. And so by making this difficult to pass and forcing both sides to have to deal with the budget and forcing both sides to have to deal with an entirely separate house and congress. It's be an interesting way to thread the needle here. And if joe manchin does he get what he wants he could very well scuttle the deal. Joe manchin and large this point is the president of the united states with joe biden. Wants to acknowledge. Is that as or not man should right now holds the power of the senate and if you hold the power you'll the power for appointments. You hold the power for the budget. The power for gun control. You'll the power for The voting rights act in in mansion holds all of that by giving up the filibuster and by not giving up the filibuster mansion makes it possible for republicans and democrats. Who don't want to do some of these things to be able to high. You know what's interesting here and what doesn't get the media. Covers is all the democrats in washington who don't want to do this stuff and they don't have to even come public because they know joe mansions go run out. Say hey it's me. It's me i don't want to do this stuff. It as long as mentioned runs out there and says this the rest of 'em they can hide safely and prepare for the reelection without any of the progressives knowing their the obstacles behind the scenes. Welcome back it is. You're exit here. Glad to have you with me today. It is thursday. I have to keep reminding myself as friday. I gotta go. I gotta go drink bourbon tonight. I'll tell you about that admitted but first this hour of the program is brought to you by first liberty building and loan go first liberty j. dot com. If you are in charge of the finances of business you need a loan. You wanna grow the loan and you want to you. You wanna six figures in higher. We're not talking. 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There were some bourbons other alight. And and now. I've definitely developed a love of bourbon and people started cindy ding me. Bourbon at the studio and i now have hundreds of bottles of bourbon. I've got more bourbon than my bar can handle. So several years ago people were asking we at wbz. Atlanta do a fundraiser. Every year for children's health atlanta in fact. I'm going to embrace it even though my show is now insulation. I'm going to embrace be part of that nationwide. Because children's healthcare of atlanta it's called children's healthcare of atlanta but it helps kids around the country sa- phenomenal organization. A lot of people know st jude But children's health girl lanta hands down one of the greatest institutions For children in fighting childhood cancers in this country they've got a great research center and so every year. I invite people to drink from my bourbon collection. We do barbecue Pulled pork mac and cheese and bourbon. And i have to go with. The show is done in an hour curate. The bottles of bourbon that. I'm taking this year to the event and tonight I will get to bourbon with a bunch of people who were helping fight. Childhood cancer We actually we will do the care thaad sometime. I forget exactly what it is but but they asked me you wanna 'cause now this show is in syndication. How do you do. I want to do it on on on this show everywhere. I think everyone regardless of where you are. The country should find out about this great organization because If even if your child never winds up there E- if your child is is battling illness. The research that comes from children's healthcare of atlanta is probably benefiting you and your family whether you know it or not so the more exposure i can get help a great organization like this the more i want to tonight one of the side benefits to go like wind del parts of my bourbon collection. I have. I've actually you know of funny so i have all these bottles bourbon and i have found that i've got like four of them now. Four brands that i particularly distinctly like and the others are just collecting dust. They need to give away. Have an auction offer something And i get asked all the time. Whatever this comes up so i will tell you my go-to bottle of bourbon. On sunday nights. Philip comes over and we sit on the porch and we have bourbon and cigars night it typically. I will cook something in fact what i cooked. Typically winds up the recipe e. Mail that i'd send out I make amazing fried shrimp tacos. Y'all i really do. I i you know. I don't typically brag about michael keane the fried shrimp tacos though. I brag about my cooking. They're they're fantastic. You would love them but we have bourbon and cigars. Typically it is basil. He now occasionally a ryan per knees is a respiratory in roswell georgia table. Main my favorite restaurant and he recommended the single barrel for roses. It's packs a. It's very good and so those two tend to be the two that i flew between basal hayden more often than not bazeley. Does it and you can. It's under fifty dollars is a great purchase. Really is a good bourbon. Basil hayden by There are a couple of others that i like. I was fly fishing with a couple of buddies back in march and one of a broader bundle of michener's which i had not had an years. Rose you know this is actually good. It's it's a a sharper flavor of like basically just very drinkable bourbon mitchell. It's got a little bit of a punch to it at a sharpness of taste. But it's very good Particularly when you've been cold chattahoochee alday fly-fishing But four roses and basically tend to be the of course. I've got pappy now. I don't ever take the pappy so hard to find. I rarely share it. But i do have pappy Which we will have on the front porch on occasion but then Jefferson reserve jefferson ocean. If you find the jefferson brands of bourbon. They're very good a very bourbon. Jefferson reserve toy discovered basil. Hayden jefferson reserve was my go to Jefferson's ocean is kind of a gimmicky. Marketing thing they by sailing around the world they claim it's great it is good stuff A little pricier. Basil hayden is cheaper of them and it really is the best It a lot if you're interested in exploring bourbon start with basil hayden If you like basil hayden then you may actually like bourbon. If you don't live as and you probably don't like bourbon. I didn't mean to go there but there again when we come back We gotta talk about this bigotry against people who worked for donald trump I had an interesting story yesterday about this. And i- y'all should know what's going on out there with people who worked for donald trump. It's tragic actually.

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S10 EP175: Hour 1 - Kamala Harris Goes to Church

The Erick Erickson Show

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S10 EP175: Hour 1 - Kamala Harris Goes to Church

"Hello and welcome. It is era curic. Sit here the. Eric erikson show across the nation from atlanta. Where the braves are up to on the dodgers. I went to the first game saturday. Night more on that later though the phone number if you wanna be a part of the program eight seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. Let me begin. I was. I was not going to start here. But obviously given the evinced. The day need to start here former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Colin powell has died of cova complications. It's perturbing how quickly people wish to seize on this to make an anti vaccine narrative. It's it's it's kind of disappointing actually to see people Grab hold of this and try to claim that Somehow the vaccines are clearly. Don't work because powell had it. And i gotta tell you. The media to a degree is played. Hold of this. Here's the new york times. Headline colin powell. Who was the first black national security advisor. First black chairman of joint chiefs of staff and first black secretary of state in us history died at eighty four of covert nineteen. His family says he was fully vaccinated a dominate presence. In american politics says msnbc former secretary of state colin powell dies from cova nineteen complications at age eighty four. His family says powell was fully vaccinated breaking from newsweek former. Us secretary of state. Colin powell dies from cova. Complications was fully vaccinated and the associated press cola. Valves family said it in an ultimate on social media he'd been fully vaccinated quote. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband father and grandfather and a great american. The family said all right. What's going on here The major media outlets are highlighting. He was fully vaccinated not to spread conspiracy theories but to placate their readership. They increasingly see as vaccinated progressives and they need to call the vaccinated progressives who would otherwise this beloved hero. He wasn't vaccinated. No no that. They've got a call them all down and say no no. He was fully vaccinated but they missed it and end so willfully missing it. They failed to tell the whole story. It by failing to tell the actual story of what happened. There are allowing the anti vaccine conspiracy theories out there to spread more anti vaccine conspiracy. Theories colin powell was eighty four years old and yes. He was fully vaccinated against govan but he was battling multiple myeloma blood cancer and had parkinson's disease and it is well. Well well documented that flaxseeds means not just the covert vaccine vaccines in general. Do not do well against multiple myeloma and the treatment there too which suppresses the immune system so now people will be saying. Well wait a second not really die of cancer then from the complications of covert. No old. this is you know when someone says that someone dies of aids. There don't really dive age. They die of a related condition. But it's it's the Autoimmune disorder that causes a breakdown of their ability to fight off infection. And so people say they die of aids as opposed to die of the cold or the flu that they got the precipitated of it with cova. Did people say they died of complications because yes they have an underlying condition. But it's the kovic situation that actually caused them. The question is but for this. Would they still be alive. And the reality is were with colin powell but for cova he would still be alive. He took precautions. He was fully vaccinated but also he had multiple by aloma and parkinson's he's eighty four years old so yes. It was the underlying complications from cova. The diddy men but they were able to do in in not because the vaccine failed but because he had a cancer and the treatment to that cancer made it more difficult for the vaccine to work. And it's not just the covert vaccine. Any vaccine would had problems given his immune system in the treatment and bowel for cancer or cancer. So i i've actually have. I'm really frustrated here on multiple fronts. One there are a bunch of ghouls out there and i will call them ghouls who seized all the cc. Why even get the vaccine. Why get it. it's not gonna work at fails. It killed colin powell fully vaccinated. Pay no attention to the underlying illnesses. But then the media itself helps perpetuate this because what the media is doing is engaging in a virtue signal to who they view as their readers and by sade he's fully vaccinated to virtue signal to all of their readers that he's one of the good ones he was responsible with. They're actually doing is. They're feeding the conspiracy machine and i gotta i i. I really really really just have to emphasize that. The media is a bad actor. And all of this because of the way they have chosen to tell these stories. They've gone from sensationalism virtue signaling for who they believe are their preferred set of readers. And they've allowed there to be a vacuum into which the conspiracy theorists filled the void. And i'm not talking about the conspiracy. Theorists exclusively there are plenty of covert conspiracy theorists on the left. How many people have you encountered on the left to insist. Your toddlers need to wear masks. The science says otherwise. How many people have you seen on the left. Convinced that it's actually coverted. That's responsible for all of what ails us right now. It's not the government policies there too. It's the virus itself and see you got to focus on that part because cova did is not to blame for supply shortages. It's the government policies related there too. that are to blame for the supply. Shortages covert is not causing a situation where there mass number of job openings and no one coming to apply for the jobs. It's the government policies related to pain people to stay unemployed scaring people to death. All of these things play a role in the media could do a better job of it but would you click on the story. Would you click on the story of the headline was more mundane would would you really. Would you click on the headline if the story were less sensational would you really some people perhaps would but in this day and age. Everybody is trained. More towards click bait. So there's a a netflix series. The witcher henry cavill is in it. based on a it was a video game series. I saw the first season. It wasn't bad wasn't really my thing to a degree. But i i liked it okay. I'll go back for the second season. And i saw a headline that henry cavill is out. He's out after the second season. And then you you. I actually read the story. And i fell for it. It was just a click bait story claiming some injury read the story. I read the story twice. There's no description that he actually is out that it actually is confirmed that he actually is injured. Just rank speculation but it was in sensational headline. maybe actually is. I don't know but this particular story at the end. It turned out to be a if he if he is injured. Then perhaps he is out but it was glick bait story. I i got through google news. I ford click through. It was a garbage story but this is. It's the click through snow. So saying that. Colin powell is fully vaccinated. It's virtue signal to the left. But it's an incitement for conspiracy theories to those who were anti vaccine and it allows all sorts of click throughs also to hate clicks. And that's a real problem. I just the the the way. The media is conducting itself. These days on a host of these stories is unfortunate and predictable at the same time. It's unfortunate because we know it's so's more doubts and seeds and breeds distrust and at the same time. It's what we know. They want to do to get traffic. There's another story out. That's worth focusing on here. That calmly us is going to go into churches in virginia vice president. Khama harris will via satellite. Reach out to three hundred congregations in virginia in order to stir the vote for terry mcauliffe to get him to go out to get people to go out and vote for terry mcauliffe now. How is this not partisan campaigning in churches republicans rescue this you know the the media response is donald trump. Did donald trump with today. That platt's church at twenty twenty on stage to be prayed for so much of the media. Response was well. Republicans like gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is one of those situations where there's a story out in illinois. The democrats are going to basically carve the state into these bizarrely shaped districts and there is less well republicans do it. Actually you know In the south prior to two thousand to two thousand four the democrats were charge and they did these brutal crazy insane gerrymanders that the republicans responded to old bridge. Jerry who is named for was from the precursor party of the democratic party and yet the media has covered his. it's well it's the republicans do it at the democrats are just responding forgetting that you know prior to the republicans do it. Gerrymandering was still a thing. It was invented by a guy who was a in the predecessor party. The democratic party but history stops at the moment democrats and the media gets make republicans look bad so they go to twenty twenty at twenty sixty s. Oh look at all the preachers gave out for donald trump. You know in two thousand sixteen. The republicans were actually open and transparent about this democrats have for years campaigned in churches on sundays in historically black churches. Democrats have campaigned and rallied. People to go vote. They call it soles to the polls it's a democratic voter operation group. They couch it as well. It's historically black congregations. Actually it's a democratic voter turnout. Machine and republicans have always been gun. Shy touch him because oh it's the historically black church would be racist to stop this. No you actually stopping democrats from turning out on sunday. But you too scared to stop souls to the bowls. It's not souls to the polls. It's democrats to the bulls and after years of the frustration of democrats. Get into this. Donald trump between sixteen. Screw it we're going to campaign aggressively with churches in twenty twenty though he showed up on stage. David platt's church in virginia to be prayed for but it was unannounced. No one told david platt it was it was happening. It was uncoordinated with the church. David platt got heat from members of his congregation for leading the president onstage blending church and state in a baptist church but now the measles republicans have been doing it so of course the democrats are gonna do. It will prior to twenty sixteen. It was actually a major thing of the republican party. It has been an ongoing thing for the democrats and yet the media doesn't want to cast it that way they will democrats have to respond to republicans. Well why the republicans do it because the democrats did it. Better in first soles to the polls is a democrat. Voter turnout operation on sundays. Getting people to go vote on sundays in the media passes it off as well. It's historic to the black church of the black community the ties. They have the devoting of the historic civil right. No that's how you're spending it but it's actually just a democratic voter turnout machine. Republicans georgia republicans failed to stop some voting. They were scared of the media. Blow back on that issue and what would happen to the black community. They should stop it. Republicans nationwide should stop. It and harris going explicitly campaigning. In these. you know. If it was a republican via satellite going on sunday to church congregations urging them even donald trump did not do that even donald trump at the republicans did not go so far to do a coordinated soles to the polls sunday. Voter turnout she. Maybe they should start doing it if the democrats are going to do it and you know. The media's perfectly fight with it it's just another double standard by the press corps that let's democrats get away with stuff. Historically republicans have not had a habit of doing and then when they did decide to do it because the democrats started. Do it. or we're doing it. So well the media all well look at the republicans are doing guest. Democrats do they were already doing it. 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And it's an hour broadcast on television and at the end of that hour when the cameras go off the preacher immediately begins to change any says brothers and sisters the cameras off but the show goes on so we got a judicial race coming up and we got two men running for the judicial race. And i wanna tell you about the two men. One of them's here. Today was my candidate. Says one of these men. It's been helping. Get young black men out of jail. One of them's been locking them up one of them's been volunteer in the community. One of them worked for ronald reagan rounded of young black men. One of them have been working with the black community. One of them's been working against the black community and he just goes on and on an explicit -dorsements from the pulpit four my candidate and then he does something he says. We're gonna pass the offering plate. You're gonna put money in your fund this man's campaign you're gonna help him get across the finish line and they start throwing money at the offering blake which is against the law. We could take the money with no doubt. No no. you're not gonna do this. No we did not take. The money was deeply uncomfortable. It crossed all of the balance of what's supposed to happen You are allowed as a church to encourage your congregations to participate in the civic process as part of being a five. Oh one c. Three your charitable your educational your civic. You're you're allowed to engage in encourage. But i've seen it firsthand and i know this isn't about soles to the polls and it never has been. It is about getting the democratic voter machine. The the black church of the democratic party are so entangled. These days it's hard to see many communities where one stops and the other begins. I'm in georgia in georgia. You've got a number of black congregations in the atlanta area who always come out and told the democratic party line raphael. Warnock for pete's sakes current. Us senator used his pulpit sermon. Time to advocate for the democratic party regularly and they always get a pass because it will it's historic. It's the black church. You gotta let them do it. Civil rights mlk. Dr reverend martin luther king. But it's not about civil rights. It's the democratic turnout machine. That's all souls to the polls. Is they call it. That and braided civil rights. But it's really about getting democrats out. I've seen it firsthand and it's not a good thing. Hi there it is eric. Erickson here the eric. Your accent show. The phone number is eight. Seven seven nine. Seven three seven four to five as i see eight male flowing in because the way i ended the last segment. I want to clarify something real quick for you. I said the the souls to the polls thing is a bad thing. It is not a bad thing because churches are organizing getting people out to go vote. It's a bad thing because it is a democratic turnout operation. It's not a bad thing because it's just a partisan issue on my part it's a bad thing because people are abusing the trust of the five one c three regulations in order to take advantage of for political turnout machine that you and i both know if republicans operated similarly the irs would come after them. It breeds a double standard and distrust of the wall. Which is why we as a people should frown on these efforts to coordinate democratic politicians into churches like comma. Harrison's doing but her doing it is a big indication democrats are worried about. What's going on in virginia. I don't want to spend a ton of time on that right now. But just the fact that they're having to do this. It's a little bit disconcerting. You know what else is guess. Who's back mayor pete. He's back pink put. A judge has been on leave from his job since august. After adopting a child paternity leave. They call trying to figure out how to breastfeed no word on that one. What's your response as you might imagine. We're bottle feeding and doing it at all hours of the day and night And i'm not going to apologize to tucker carlson or anyone else that that was him defending his two month absence and then he had this to say what i know for sure or the other holidays. What i know is that the holidays are going to be a lot better this year than they were last year. Because a year ago millions of americans were sliding into poverty who now have jobs and a year ago. A lot of us were gathering with loved ones over a screen. It's going to be different this year because of the president's leadership because of being able to get more and more americans vaccinated and make that available free to every american and Those are just a couple of the reasons why we can expect a much better holiday season now. One more for mayor pete. We'll certainly a lot of the challenges that we've been experiencing this year will continue into next year but there are both short term and long term steps that we can take to do something about look Part of what's happening isn't just the supply side. It's the demand side. Demand is off the charts retail. Sales are through the roof. And if you think about those images of ships for example waiting at anchor on the west coast every one of those ships Is full of record amounts of goods. That americans are buying because demand is up because income is up because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession. Okay now there are a couple of things we comment on. Let me reiterate my position on boot. 'age taking paternity leave. I don't have a problem with pete. Boot. 'age taking paternity leave. I do have a problem with people just taking two months. Paternity leave bill. Were saying well everybody can. can you take. Does your office offer. Two months paternity leave particularly in the federal government. If you're a soldier on active duty during a crisis you're not gonna get paternity leave. Why does the secretary transportation during a crisis that directly implicates him in his department. Y does he get two months. Paternity leave and how does no one notice. You know the the issue here is. You wanted the job pete. You wanted to be secretary of transportation you accepted with that comes some obligations as secretary of transportation in the time of crisis. They supply chain crisis. Your hand does kind of have to still be on the wheel of the ship of state so if you wanna stay home and work out of the office from home do zoom calls tin to your child and your obligations at home and not do public appearances and not give speeches and not go on sunday shows but still have meetings in the light. Go ford i know plenty of people. Who do that myself with. Both of our children did that worked from home. Managed meetings as best. I could have a little more space it in my schedule. I did that for a while during my wife surgeries would. She's been ill. I've been able to be home. And i still could do work but spread around as needed the important stuff you got other people but otherwise the big stuff comes to me. Because i'm in charge. He's in charge of the department of transportation. That's the problem with pete. Now you can defend him. All you want. I noticed the people who are defending his ability to take paternity leave. Want to completely ignore the fact that there is a crisis and he is the secretary transportation in fact a number of people to well. Actually the deputy secretary of transportation is actually the what who has all the skill sets here so maybe that person should be secretary of transportation. Are we then acknowledging that pete. Buddha jr is actually a figurehead. That seems to be what we're actually going for here. Is that people to actually figure. And he was dispensable if he was dispensable. Maybe he shouldn't be there. He is after all in the chain of succession for the presidency of the united states. If something bad happens and apparently by all accounts for the people defending him it's actually not him. It's the deputy secretary who's the competent one. But then there's something else. Here's well boot 'age if he wants the job fine if he wants to portray really fine if you want to defend him taking paternity fine but the fact that he had to to. The cavalcade of sunday shows on sunday shows. The white house was concerned. It is an admission against interest that it wasn't a good look. It's not a good look for the sector transportation to be gone for two months and it's really not a good look for the secretary of transportation to be gone for two to two months and no one to notice it suggests he really is dispensable but not only that it suggests. The white house is serious about the crisis. I don't have a problem with him. Taking paternity leave. He has every right to adopt regardless of you may think about gay marriage or adoption by jacob. He's got every right to do it. Providing child loving home. It's got every right to do it and he had every right to take paternity leave. But you know sometimes just because you can do. Something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it to the full extinct particularly when there's a crisis i've known plenty of women who have taken maternity leave but still had to check in with the office because they were top spots in the company and they couldn't just abandoned it and the reality is for most of us in the real world while we are able to check out at times. We can't completely unplug. That's really the bottom line thing here. He fully unplugged for two months. I am sure there are people most likely of college campuses who will check out for maternity or paternity leave and really truly check out. I know very few people in the private sector who can completely totally unplug with. They're taking parental leave time. And frankly i think to some degree it becomes a little bit Questioning when you're in a high valued import role and you decide that you know what i'm gonna go spend time with the family for two months in someone else's going to handle my job completely you're totally. You're you're totally allowed to. But it doesn't necessarily mean that you should think most americans had to get this. When you're you're the guy who wanted to be secretary first predation. There's a crisis involving your department that you can step out and no one. Even notice is not good and the fact that the white house felt the need to trot you out to defend yourself and talk about the issue after it became a political issue. Really is an admission that they know it didn't look good and they needed to do something about it. This comes of course as the democrats are trying to figure out. What's going on with virginia. Let me just. I wanna give you the the plain and simple truth of what i actually think about the virginia situation I it. it's not hard here. Virginia is a blue state. I mean terry mcauliffe his going to win this race. I will actually be surprised. If glenn junkin beats terry mcauliffe because virginia's not a purple state. It's a blue state. Virginia's democratic state the fact that the democrats are worried like they are sitting comma harrison. The churches democratic politicians the president and others going into campaign for mcauliffe. The teacher's union has come out with a new ad for terry mcauliffe. The fact that they're going in the way they are suggests the democrats know they have a problem. I still think to recall of wins. But if it's close if it's within five points the democrats have serious problems. It should not be a five point race job. I think tim point out of trump. In virginian- twenty twenty against trump if if glynn young keeps it within five of mcauliffe. That's not good for the democrats The polling averages today put the control of virginia legislature is a toss up all of a sudden. that's not good for the democrats. I still think this is terry mcauliffe's to win but i also think we're flying little blind with polling. I actually want to spend some time talking about pulling today. But what you've got to understand. Is that despite with bowling. Shows that the polling by the way does show the police average that that terry mcauliffe his head. And i think he is. The democrats are in panic about it. They're operated as if they're about to lose it. Now listen i know you will have spin meisters out there and some of you. I could feel it in the fourth some of yours. Well of course you're always going to try to close because you want maximum turnout. But he's really he's fine he's going back that's your spin. I've run campaigns. I been the campaign manager in the political consultant. You don't operate like they're operating all hands on deck battle-cries crisis attack attack attack attack at the very end. The way he's doing it. Unless you think you might be about to loose there are rhythms and patterns to campaigns in their behavior and these are the patterns that rhythms of a campaign. That's worried about losing interior. Mcauliffe should not be worried about losing in virginia. He's a previously elected governor. He is a democrat has the entire establishment in his favor in his quarter. And they're worried and that's telling still probably gonna win. And if he wins the democrats are going to breathe such a sigh of relief. They're going to ignore the margin of the win in. It's the margin of the wind here. Not the win itself. That should also be an issue for the democrats and they're probably going to be so happy he won the could be about to lose. They're going to pay attention to ignore the fact that it's going to be such a close election and it shouldn't be that there are big harbingers for doom for the democrats. And you know there's also glynn yung-chen could still win. I think mcauliffe winds but don't get it is a close race and young could win and if he does win in a blue state with the democrats have poured tons of money. They're outspending him on the air. They're out spitting him and ads if you were to win. That really would spell the next year's going to be a disaster for the democrats in fact if you can wins or it's close. I suspect you're gonna see an increasing number of democrats in congress announced their retirement next year. Just to save themselves from the bloodbath. In fact the teachers unions have decided to pour out A last minute. Add terry mcauliffe. Try to help him gets the over the finish line. This might actually do more harm. That good when it comes to education glenn young kim's not being straight with us. His plan diverts money away from public schools and gives it to private schools instead. That's why we support terry mcauliffe governor. He listened to parents and teachers and scaled-back standardized testing giving teachers wartime to teach kids more room to learn. It's terry mccullough. Terry mcauliffe was terry mcauliffe waitress to stand up for our cans. Americans rationing teachers committee on education sponsored. This end that last little bit there may maybe the thing that pushes people thirds young the there's palpable rage from parents about education in virginia. And this this is going to hurt mcauliffe in places he should be safe but is it enough. We'll find out in a couple of weeks. The races the first tuesday after the first monday in november. Just like they always are. It's going to be a big one and it's gonna have nationwide implications from florida to maine to washington state to southern california. It's going to be warning sign for democrats. If mcauliffe is either he loses or too close race. Hello there it. Is eric eric cereal. I so my buddy guy benson very hopefully informs me. That i'm not gay. Yes i so i. I went to a antique shop. This weekend you. I find them so depressing. I just it's it's it's old stuff from dead people or from people who are on the verge of death downsizing i just i. I find antiques for beautiful. I have some antiques. My dad has a table. There was a wedding gift to him. That's gorgeous and he tells me that. I gotta take it. When he dies in. I will gladly take it. It's gorgeous. I i will put it to use but i just i i. It stuff like that inherited from my family yesterday. Their gift for my family. But these are i mean it did not have any love wants to pass these antiques to do. They fall on hard times. I mean what's the i just. I don't know. I just find it in and then it's also someone else's junk at a lot of it is junk my goodness the amount of stuff is just junk. I just i got no desire for it. It's so depressing to me. I just i. I gotta tell you. It's it's deeply depressing to me to go to go to an antique store. Now my my daughter. God bless her she wanted to Wanted to buy a unique gift for friend and wanted to go to the antique store to find it. And i just i thought that that was very sweet Very very sweet to be able to do that. But i just i'm i'm not a fan you'll and so i appreciate that. That guy tells me that. That means i'm not gay. Apparently one of the the you know the new superman is going to be bisexual in the babylon visas that what is unique. Superpowers will be to be able to find the best deal at teak shops. I found it funny. But of course some people don't find any of the babylon i just. I find the babylon hysterical.

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S10 EP174: Hour 1 - Mayor Petes 2 Month Paternity Leave

The Erick Erickson Show

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S10 EP174: Hour 1 - Mayor Petes 2 Month Paternity Leave

"Hello and welcome. It is erickson here. The erik erikson show the phone number. If you'd like to be a part of the program. Eight seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. It's friday we go a little looser on the phone calls. I wanna be well. I was going to begin with pete boot edge edge and his paternity leave. We'll get there. But i you need to know where my wife is right now. You actually do need to know where my wife is right now. My wife has a harley. When my wife was a kid she wanted a motorcycle. No one would ever get her a motorcycle. She got cancer back in two thousand sixteen and she pulled the cancer card and told me i had to buy her motorcycle. It's therapy. We had a house that we couldn't sell hat and sold and moved into a new alison. It had sat there for about six years. And i told her if you sell the house. I'll get you a motorcycle. So within three days she had the household who sat there for six years. Six years it had set there. She sold it in three days. She when she set your to stuff whole. She set her mind earlier this year to to getting in shape. She's down about fifty thousand. Go to the gym. She can kick my butt for sure now put on so much muscle and she rides her harley fatboy with she's had since two thousand sixteen. My wife is at a patriot. Guard ride right now. Patriot guard motorcyclists many of them veterans. Not all of them. My wife is not who ride in a gathering and a procession for soldiers and police officers and others who have died. she is writing and a patriot. Guard ride to honor dillon harrison. A twenty six year old police officer who leaves behind his wife and six month old. He was killed the other night his first day on the job of a new job officer harrison had been with a drug task force in middle georgia. Move to a new job at a small town alma georgia. He had tasers a criminal suspect in an effort to arrest the suspect successfully arrested. The criminal put the criminal in jail. Did not shoot just as heard that criminals best friend decided that the officer needed to die and so gunned down. I believe in his front yard down his first day at his new job. His wife at six months old left behind my wife is on her motorcycle. Patriot guard ride to honor the life of a assassinated police officer. The governor of the state of georgia. Brian kemp is there at the funeral. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people have shown up overwhelming growled for a needless reckless death. You know what makes it. Even worse is the newspaper coverage in the local media coverage has been inundated with people saying kilmore kilmore. One dead cop is not enough yes. It's it's people behaving as people do on the internet. The internet section The internet comment section is overrun with all the demons of the legion. That got out of the ground pigs and mark chapter five. They needed somewhere to go so they invented the whole site twitter and not content. They've overtaken the comments sections of every place on the internet. But some of the mean what they say and wish for more dead cops. Crime is on the rise. In the united states of america the media has done a really really fine marvelous job of trying to not tie two and two together. I live in georgia. The capital of georgia is atlanta. The mayor of atlanta is one of the people who wants to fund and has been defunding the police. She calls it our reallocation of resources. You know what this genius is. Scheme is to fight crime in atlanta every lost the trust of the police and the people over the issue of crime scene an uprising the note northern suburb of atlanta northern part of atlanta wanting to claim its independence and build its own city di di dino at genius schemers. She says hey. We need a department within the city. Whose job is to reduce crime. I'm not making that up. Which she actually says they need a new department within the city who shabat is to focus on reducing crime. That's call. I don't know please. I very simplified. Message is defunding police. But i think the the overarching thing is that people want to see a reallocation of resources into community development and alternatives to just criminalising responses to behavior. So i think it's incumbent upon us to help people articulate that frustration and so even when i look at our budget vast majority of our police budget goes to salary. Pensions workers compensation capital improvements. But we've cut our corrections budget by sixty percent and we are allocating that funding specifically to help with the conversion of jail toured center of equity health and wellness so on the surface. It it may look like all you just need to slash your police budget but when in reality if you you want those services in you're getting them just getting them from somewhere else in our budget and i think it's just had to be very careful simplifying message. That's that comes in the form of a document. That's this big. Will we start talking about city budgets. Should they've cut their corrections budget. They've wound down their their their jail. So they've let criminals out and the criminals have engaged in a crimewave. Murder is up in atlanta car. Break ins up in atlanta violent crime up in atlanta it police officer in middle georgia murdered because he arrested someone in the mayor of atlanta and other mayors and democratic politicians around the country. They've been treating the police like the bad guy for awhile. Since the george floyd rights even before that they've been treating the police as the bad guy. It is part of the postmodern ethos that we're in. We're the bad guy or the rule in the good guys. The exception no hell no. It's not that as the exact opposite. The number of police officers who will put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep you in meat safe and democrat politicians. Crap all over them because they're scared of the mob and what's that got a six month old in middle georgia whose dad is dead. Who speaks up for the police who speaks for the good guys who keep you safe from the bad guys in the shadows. It shouldn't be a race thing you know who doesn't want the police funded black neighborhoods. Guess where the violence and crime timmy. Black neighborhoods the mayor of new york. Michael bloomberg drew fire for his support of the stop and frisk policy because he said yes. You put police officers in minority communities why because typically these sixteen to twenty five year old minority male who is doing the murdering the shooting them. So you put it where those people live. It's not racial profiling profiling the crime statistics. He's not wrong but he was excoriated for it. You can't sleep well at night and go to school in the morning or get up and go to a productive job when you're worried about the bullets flying at night worried about the random acts of violence. We are worried about your child. Being lured into a gang. You know who's keeping those people safe. It's not the mayors of atlanta and dallas and minneapolis and wherever it's the police. The police are keeping them safe or the racial progress there. They're always ways to improve. I talked to police officer all say yes. There are a lot of a lot of kids they get into the police. They rushed through it. They want the heavy hand. They're not discouraged from doing it. Yes there's always ways to trade. There's always ways to approve but it's no excuse for cutting the funding during the police. Like the bad guy. It is right now. An exception that someone would so cavalierly go off in seek justice for his arrested for by murdering a police officer assessing eating police officer. How long before becomes the rule. Oh these things will happen if you keep degrading police and treating them as the bad guy will happen and you will see police. Leave the job and you will see more crime not less. These things are logically predictable. They are as predictable. As as you elected geriatric you can't make it through the day. And and he's asleep at the switch at night and the port crisis and and transportation crisis ever all foreseeable inflation foreseeable in the government starts dumping money and so all receive all these things are foreseeable the only people who don't seem to see him or the politicians who are scared of the mob. I got up this morning. Got my kids ready for school. One of the joys of delivery nine to noon radio that are doing noon to three. Live record where you are. Is i get to sleep a little bit about this morning. I got up made sure that gets ready for school. My wife had gone so that she could join hundreds of other people on motorcycles to go ride to honorary twenty six year old a twenty six year old. I was newly married at twenty six miserable job as a lawyer on my way to doing. Yesterday was our twenty first anniversary. Neither my wife. Nor i expected me to be doing what i'm doing right now or for her to be doing what she's doing right now. That's for sure we've had twenty one years. That police officer has no more i. His child is six months old. We'll have no memory of her father because for two years now. Politicians on the left have been treating police officers as racist. Bad guys in someone decided. It'd be okay to go. Assassinate a police officer for the outrage of arresting someone not killing them just arresting them. This will be the world in which we live unless the politicians stop trine the police as the scapegoat for the politicians failures to implement sound public policies. We should have no twenty six year old dead police officers in this country. And you say well we should have these people die either. Nope nope we shouldn't. We shouldn't but one doesn't make the unacceptable twenty-six-year-old police officer diller harrison dead in middle georgia. His first day on the job shot by the friend of a criminal who decided he needed to payback the police officer for merely teasing and arresting the friend a six year old and a wife will now be alone. It is erickson here. The phone number is eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. If you'd like to be on the program well. The president of net flicks is out. He's defending dave chapelle. The left wants to canceled as well. Th this this gets to the words or violent sort of things which i don't genuinely subscribe to they believe that Dave the transgender community believes the dave chapelle 's words about the transgender community are violence against that community. No no they're not nor the words police officers politicians of police officers violence against the police. But you degrade people trust in the police and make them the bad guy that eventually people may act out against the police. No one's trying to make the transgender community. The bad guys. If anything chapelle pointed how the transgender community are bullies and their bullying him as a result of it. One of the things. Though i gotta say is that the net flicks president ted sarande does. This is his statement. Chapelle is one of the most popular stand up comedians. Today his last special was also controversial. Is our most watched stickiest and most award-winning stand up special to date my problem with Saran does this statement is. Why is he making it about money. About the ability of creative people to produce without fear of cancellation. I mean look at let let. Let's be honest here. It's a good thing that he's standing for for chapelle. But if chapelle wasn't making the money i get the sense he'd be perfectly happy to throw chapelle overboard. He can't throw chevelle overboard. 'cause chapelle has a following and he makes money and chapelle has shown himself willing to leave fifty million dollars on the table viacom and hbo specials. They wanted him to make them more money and he left it. All of the day in the netflix game. Calling and chapelle has been able use his fan base to get groups like hbo to stop running chapelle content. He's been able to harness the metoo movement for his own purposes righteous purposes by the way not nefarious purposes. Good good 'cause these companies thought they could. They could take advantage of him and he showed them that no. He is the creator of content. Taylor swift is very similar thing. She's the creator of content. You know she's remaking old albums because she didn't like that the former company won't sell her old stuff reasonably so she's remaking the old stuff they can't stop her. It has devalued her old stuff. But i do think that maybe that that it looks yo is suddenly suggested were perfectly happy to cancel. People like chapelle. If they don't make money would he could just be say. It's free speech. You don't have to watch it. you don't have to listen to it. But the alphabet gang is a mob then wants to censure people who disagree with them who dare say they didn't if you actually listened to chapelle. He's on their side but they're too busy screaming at him to realize he's actually ally of their. Which is the most bizarre part of all of the phone number if you want to be on this open line. Friday is eight. Seven seven nine seven eric. Eight seven seven nine seven threes seven four to five friends. We must discuss the topic of heat. Boot edge edge mayor and his paternity leave. I say put pete boot edge edge because originally people had no idea. How do you pronounce buddha judge. In fact my my poor Text to speech on my fold. It kept getting it wrong. I mean i it was I can't even remember the the absurd things it was. It was trying to translate it as it finally caught on the until people say it's pete boot edge edge but boot edge edge that up pete buddha jr former mayor now secretary of transportation on paternity leave let me put some boundaries around the conversation you know. We live in the twenty first century where two dudes can get married. There's no reason to fight over that. That's the world we live in whether you like it or not and they chose to adopt a child. Good for them adopted a child instead of a child living in an orphanage The child has found a loving home. But pete buddha judge has decided to take paternity leave. Now there is nothing wrong with you taking paternity leave. I have never taken. I took a couple of days off after both kids. I personally i just not the type that would take paternity leave i. I wouldn't take off several weeks after my child. And that's just my disposition. Some people they want to take off several weeks. Some people need to take off several weeks. I i didn't need to so i didn't with either my children. I'm not going to judge someone for taking paternity leave. If they got the right to take take the problem. Here is that pete. Buddha is not just your average american worker bee boot edge. Edge is the secretary of transportation of the united states of america and he took two months off not only did pete boot edge. Take two months off. Nobody knew i mean the media. The press finally went call. And where. where's pete. Where's truth patient. We got supply chain crisis. We got infrastructure negotiations in congress. We we've got a transportation issues. We've got ports backup. Where's the mare. Buddha we're sorry the number you're trying to reach is not in service for the next two months i mean he could have at least announced he was at but see. Here's the thing when you're the secretary. You are the president of the transportation department. You're acting on behalf of the president of the united states if the ramming bear pete wants to be president of the united states. He wants to be the first gay president of the united states. They adopt another. Kennedy's for sorry over you vice president for the next two months. No you're the president of the music. You're the secretary of transportation acting on behalf of the president of the united states. This is really an indication. we don't really need. The transportation department is one of those departments. We could get rid of in the federal budget or at least get rid of him and the federal budget. It has nothing to do with him being gay. It has nothing to do with him. Taking paternity leave except it has everything to do with big paternity leave because he's in the indispensable role of secretary of transportation. What he could have done. What he should have done is say. Hey i am going to alter my schedule for the next two months as my my spouse and i used to have in a child in the house for the first time so i'm not going to be doing public appearances. I'm not going to be doing public events. I'm going to be relying on the deputy secretaries of transportation. But i'll be making the final calls always in contact with the office. Nope apparently with a wall for two months and people started to look into these addow. I've out for two months paternity leave in other words. He is very dispensable. I dare say. He is the best secretary of transportation in the in a member of the cabinet of the by demonstration. Because he's not doing his job. All the ones who are their jobs are screwed things up. But here's the larger problem. We got a screwed up situation. And it's in his wheelhouse sector visitation. I got a. I just a couple of notable things here that are worth i let one go body new. They had to sell a press release and it was. It was a surprise to everybody yesterday. Oh oh mayor repeats on paternity leave for two months. Oh so no one knew. The secretary repetition was gone. Nobody knew he was gone. That's actually remarkable. It's remarkable it. Makes him also highly dispensable the fact that nobody noticed a cabinet member of the united states of america was gone. Another one is two months being a cabinet secretary who should be on. Call all the time and taking two months off Let me repeat never luxury on privilege. Because i don't overdo buddy who could take two months off with pay as a cabinet secretary or anyone else. Yes if you're cabinets agrees the workplace you. Can they in corporate america. I don't know anybody and you know in in small business america. You know what you don't have paternity leave in small business. America gonna buddy mighty texted me. His wife had a baby was back at the office. I would've clock the next afternoon or wait. No what was that. What was that late friday warning. Yup yup yup yup at the hospital by one. Pm at work so people don't have the luxury of doing that. I would say to you that maybe the secretary of transportation in the middle of a crisis doesn't have the luxury but hey he clearly differed and then there's something else The immediate reaction with this became known of like. Why is this secretaries predation taking paternity leave. Why is he taking it for two months. Oh you're saying because he's gay. No i don't care who. The dude is sleeping with these. The secretary of transportation on the united states of america there's a shipping crisis and infrastructure negotiation and a transportation surface fund. Bill coming due in a couple of weeks and he's gone if he doesn't need to be there for those things does he need to be there at all. probably not. there's just one more thing. I got a sneaking suspicion. Harris did this. I've just got a sneaking suspicion that this is a cobbola harris hitch. In fact i- i said yesterday people started wondering where european was and the mayor's is because the president has finally talked about portuguese very noticeable when the president was not talking about poor or with the president was talking about ports of the supply chain crisis and the backup at the ports mayor. Pete was nowhere to be seen. A members of the media star reach out. Where's the mayor. We're we're we're. We're pete now secretary pete where we're secretary pete. Where is he. Nobody could find him in. The office was nothing and so finally they released a press releases. Oh he's on paternity leave for two months with pay with pay. What if he has a manny. Now see i i. I've seen several of my go there with the nanny thing What if there was a limit early on That he and his spouse chasing. I think his name is that they were having a hard time getting used to washington. Because the cost of living there you know. The secretary of transportation does not make a mountain cash. Yes it's six figures but it's low six figures in washington dc as a very expensive place to live. He could have chosen to commute. Yes he could have but they didn't. But i assume they do have an nanny which also begs the question of. Why do you need to months. But he did. It's his choice. I just dicamba. Harris is the one who set this up coppola harris. I never even got around to play in the clip. The other day Let me let me pull this. Clip up You know charlie cuts all these audio up for that. I myself pick out. And then i forget to play. Listen listen to this one with coppola harris. Thank you all of you. Everyone for your incredible leadership the courage of your leadership. That's nasty of your leadership and most importantly for your commitment to build a strong nation to nation relationship with our administration. President joe biden. And i believe that the bond between our nations is sacred and we take seriously our responsibility to one another. It is an honor of course to be with you this week as we celebrate indigenous peoples day as we speak truth about our nation's history since nineteen thirty four every october the united states has recognized the voyage of the european explorers who i landed on the shores of the americas but that is not the whole story that has never been the whole story. Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation. For tribal nations perpetrating. Violence stealing land and spreading disease. We must not shy away from this shameful past. There you go. We must not shy away from the shameful but so are should we. Shy away from the ranked. Savagery of the native americans should should we. Should we 'cause we wanna focus. On europeans bad christopher columbus bad what about the what about the the savage or you know the ashtec where a pretty savage people for all the people christopher columbus might have guilty probably save some lives by spirit people from the human sacrifice of the aztecs not to mention the various indian tribes in the united states at the time. Or what would become the united states fighting each other. You know like the the the group that is complaining about What is it mount rushmore. And they're upset about mount rushmore. The white supremacy of mount rushmore in and that tribe stole the land from another tribe. It a bloody affair. I guess we're not supposed to talk about that though. There are some things we still talk about. So she did that. Blueprint or facing. This came on the heels of her speaking to a college group that want to talk about jews and genocide. He gets the palestinians and she nodded along and agreed with them. About how awful. The jews were that blew up at her face. Oh suddenly she goes she disappears and the story just just pops up about. Where's mayor pete. I just the cobb laris had something to do with the story. I the harris team have you ever. So i don't recommend the hbo series veep. It's very funny. But it's also very vulgar and crass but it is essentially a comedy about the vice presidency. And if you listen to people in washington dc it is a way more accurate representation of how washington actually works then something sinister like the hell scars. You just got a bunch idiots morons running the shop and and they're all self interested in motivated and they do petty little things like this like a has gotten several weeks of bad press lets sabotage mayor pete. People are talking nice about a this comes so so folks that the board you know the bullwork The board is the anti republican. Never trump site. I've actually got some good friends. Who right there. Who worked there. So people i i like and They're they just they don't like up but a couple of a podcast and one of them. The other day was talking about how they both agreed. Kamla is a terrible politician. And maybe the democrats need is mayor. Pete mayor pete can be the the next one and then suddenly suddenly come louis team. I think sabotages pete after that. Podcast i think this was all kaba. Harris's team realize either. They're getting bad precedent. Somebody to be a distraction. Nobody knows mayor pitas out on. Two months paternity leave. That'll rile people up and now of course it some sympathy for mere pete. Oh he's on paternity. Leave dead fairly i. I just think yes family. I the fact that no one knew that mirror pete was gone for two months means that maybe he never needs to come back. He could just stay out in and we could get rid of the drift dacia department. I mean what's he gonna do to solve the problem anyway. Nothing so why do we need the transportation department. 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I don't have any affiliates if i would like to have affiliates in virginia. If you're listening in. Virginia you should call your local talk radio stations. They pick up eric erickson. I would be glad to be there. But i'm talking about this. Because it is a national issue of national importance The the the state of play in In virginia and terry mcauliffe versus glib yung-chen and the democrats are panicked. Because if young can wins. It's a pretty big sign. That next year is going to be doom and gloom and despair for the democrats nationally if he loses. But it's close. It's still going to be big air. Still going to be big. Because here's the thing. Virginia is a blue. it's not a red state. it's a blue. it's not a purple state. It's a blue state. So if young kids even close it's a bad for the democrats. The democrats are doing everything they can. Lose the big issue of their paulie now for multiple polling companies down from cnn and cbs news. And i believe from From pugh one of the biggest issues is education. Education has become a massive issue. And one of the reasons. It's become a massive issue is because of a loudon county virginia. Loudon county is a northern virginia. Clave it has moved to the left and loudon county. Virginia has been covering up assaults in the school system including by a transgender student who raped a girl allegedly and did it again after being moved to a new school and now yet again there's been another sexual assault that has been revealed allowed county in utah. Y wurley just learning about these because the democrats in virginia passed a law. That school systems do not have to report sexual assault. They actually passed. That all in parents are outraged. And now you've got three different. Polling companies have come out and said the number one issue for voters in virginia is education parents are livid with the stuff but the democrats are in a bubble in every one of the media has told them. 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471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road

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471. Mayor Pete and Elaine Chao Hit the Road

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American drivers put on more miles than drivers in any other country over thirteen thousand a year on average. That's nearly thirty percent more than canadians. Who are second. It isn't just that americans love their cars. It's almost as if cars are america. If you've ever watched american tv you already know this from the car commercials here. A couple of things. America got right cars and freedom other countries they stroll home. They stopped by the cafe. They take august off off. This country can't be knocked out with one touch. We gave right back up again and when we do. The world is going to hear the roar of our jobs. What is it. That accounts for this bond between americans and our cars in the series of episodes. We've been exploring the ways in which the us is an outlier among the nations of the world. As we've learned the us is the world leader in terms of individualism in an individualistic society. A person is like an atom in a gas it can freely float about and life is an adventure. Life is an adventure that would work as a slogan for one of those car ads on. Tv for hyper individualistic country. Automobile travel as a lot. Going for control where you're going. And when and how fast more than four million miles of open roads offering boundless possibility for many americans getting behind the wheel at sixteen is a full-on rate of passage. I was driving in high school. My parents nineteen ninety. Two buick lesabre which was a bit of an aircraft carrier. You may recognize that voice from us secretary of transportation. Pete buttigieg. Buddha judge was the breakout star of the twenty twenty democratic presidential race before that he was the mayor of south bend indiana. He's still just thirty nine years old. He is self proclaimed transportation nerd so running. The department of transportation is a thrill on the secretary of planes trains and automobiles. And you can't have all those planes trains and automobiles without infrastructure. Since his confirmation in february buddha judge has been the frontman for the biden administrations infrastructure agenda. What i've found in my more or less daily conversations with members of the house and senate democrats and republicans of what they all have in common is. They're all from a place where there is just profound visible in arguable infrastructure. Need i think part of what's happening in this moment is that the under investments of the past have caught up to us to the level that suddenly it is short term problem. The us is the richest country in the world but ranks twelfth. In transportation infrastructure. Other wealthy countries continued to build spectacular bridges and dams cities. They have ultra-modern airports and an abundance of fast trains. The us seems to be stuck in pothole fixing mode. The american society of civil engineers in its most recent report card gave american infrastructure a c. minus although as one critic points out civil engineers may have an incentive degrees low since any repairs will require their services that said the society finds that forty three percent of our public roadways are in poor or mediocre condition the us government accountability office finds that fourteen percent of our bridges are functionally obsolete thus the biden administration's push for a very very large infrastructure package. And this is not just a beach in the middle half-measure. Kind of thing. The bipartisan framework that the president announced would represent the biggest investment public transit. We've ever done as a country. The biggest investment in passenger rail since amtrak was created in the first place the most we've done on roads and bridges since the eisenhower administration roads and bridges. That's a political winner anywhere in america because well because the car but more public transit more passenger rail. Is that a realistic future for country. That still fixated on the automobile. There was a time when you might have said you know. There's something just so absolutely fundamental in our culture about the relationship between a person and his horse that how could we ever change that. Then we did. Here's what happened. Americans wanted a faster horse so we built them a car. It's not about being anti-car. It's about making sure that the car fits in a bigger pitcher so today frigging radio. What does that picture look like. And who gets to decide how much spent where it's the job of the economist. Stand in the middle of the road and say stop. let's get out our calculators. We look at the infrastructure approach taken by some of our rivals. People sometimes wonder how china is able to have these huge infrastructure projects completed right away. And what's wrong with all those interstates. Anyway they take up a lot of land. They're ugly are rivers of pollution. Is america driving itself crazy This is freakonomics radio. The podcast but explores the hidden side of everything. Here's your host. Stephen dubliner a lot of. Us infrastructure is aging and in need of repair at the same time. Infrastructure spending has been declining for years. This is not a good combination waiting until something is falling. Apart can mean urgent and disruptive repairs traffic congestion already costs the us economy and estimated one hundred twenty billion dollars a year airline delays. Another thirty five billion dollars. This state of affairs has led senate republicans and democrats to tentatively agreed to an infrastructure package. It would cost around five hundred fifty billion dollars over five years. It would go toward roads and bridges railroads and public transit and airports as well as electricity and broadband networks and water infrastructure including money to remove lead pipes. This bill would still need to pass in the house where some democrats are unhappy about cuts made during negotiations. The original proposal from biden administration called the american jobs plan cost two point six trillion dollars. It would have funded all the aforementioned infrastructure but also things like affordable housing and home healthcare workers for elderly and disabled patients and yet it was still being referred to as an infrastructure package as one communist remarked to the new york times. It does a bit of violence to the english. Language doesn't it. We called up that economists at glazer at harvard who studies infrastructure and we asked him for a proper definition. So i think the first thing to say is that whatever is not infrastructure just because something is infrastructure does not make it good in fact there are few easier ways to waste trillions of dollars then to spend it on silly infrastructure projects. Okay but what is it. I think it is valuable to distinguish what we typically mean by infrastructure which is projects which are fixed in place where there's a significant upfront cost and the valuation depends upon future use so that includes the electricity grid that includes highways that includes trains that can include broadband investments but it doesn't include home healthcare workers nothing negative about home healthcare workers. They may well be more valuable that many things we are calling obstruction. But let's assume that some very large number of dollars are approved by congress to be spent on infrastructure. How exactly does that work. Here's one key thing to know about. Us infrastructure spending in general. Most of it doesn't happen at the federal level. In twenty twenty for instance the federal government spent sixty three billion dollars on infrastructure while sending eighty three billion dollars to the states. One advantage of federal funding is that the us government can borrow pretty much as much money as it would like states. Meanwhile are required to balance their budgets. Still states do spend a lot of their own money on infrastructure all in state spending accounts for roughly three quarters of all public infrastructure spending in the us here again is transportation secretary pete buddha jr so the vast majority of the tens of billions of dollars that come through my department every year aren't spent on things that we go out purchase own and operate. Go out in the form of grants many of them established by formula go to states and local bodies not necessarily a bad thing even now is i'm in this role in washington but you know what it means is that we might be more like the trim rudder on a super tanker than we. Are you know literally calling the right and left turns. The reality is that state and local governments on ninety eight percent of highways and streets including the entire interstate highways system. And that's elaine. Chao buddha judges immediate predecessor at the department of transportation during the trump administration so the state department of transportation need to be equal partners and they need to be able to determine the infrastructure. The best suit the needs of their state. I mean the. Us has eighty nine thousand local governments and they would know better than washington. What their needs are so are. Decentralized system has a benefit in that it gives the local communities the infrastructure that they want. The style of funding isn't how most countries do it in europe for instance most infrastructure development and decision making or done at the federal level although to be fair most european countries are more like individual. Us states in terms of size and gdp but even bigger countries tend to manage their infrastructure more centrally china especially people sometimes wonder how china is able to have these huge infrastructure projects. Done finished completed right away. Well it's because their system very top down one can say it's very efficient. China currently spends roughly eight percent of its gdp on infrastructure more than three times. The us share of two point four percent. This is partly because china is in catch up mode may have only had this kind of money to spend for the past decade or two still their recent infrastructure efforts are astounding between twenty eleven and twenty thirteen alone. China used more cement than the. Us did during the entire twentieth century. China now has most of the world's highest bridges nearly half of the hundred the skyscrapers thousands of miles of high speed rail. It also built the massive three gorges dam which diverted the yangtze river and displaced more than a million people to create the world's biggest hydroelectric power. Plant china consumes roughly a quarter of the world's energy so it's building all sorts of power plants wind and solar as well as the old standby coal plants coal still accounts for roughly two-thirds of china's electricity. They've also built fifty-one nuclear reactors with eighteen. More under construction. The country's nuclear power has doubled since twenty fifteen while. Us nuclear output stands where it did in nineteen ninety. How is china able to build at this pace. There are a variety of reasons even beyond the top down system that elaine chao mentioned lieber costs are lower than the. Us regulations in china are much looser and community. Push-back isn't so much of a thing in china nor are individual property rights. And why is china building so much so fast pete buddha judge again also this. They're not spending these kinds of resources on infrastructure. Because the chinese communist party is a bunch of transportation nerds like me. This is obviously about securing. Long-term strategic economic security and advantages and those advantages come to countries that invest. I mean you go back to the romans and and you know you build out a great infrastructure network and that makes you stronger domestically and abroad. That's why they're doing this. So you're old firm. Mackenzie where you worked years ago recently. Estimated that chinese construction enterprises one roughly half of all construction projects throughout africa including many funded by non-chinese sources like the world bank should infrastructure building. A bigger part of us export around the world. I think there's a huge potential here. But i we have to get our own house in order. I do think there's something very exciting. In the potential there and that kind of economic diplomacy could go along way. It's obviously working for china. Getting our infrastructure house in order might involve copying bits of the chinese playbook one way to think about the competition with china's this the distance from beijing to shanghai which high-speed train can do between four and five hours. That's about the same as the distance from chicago to atlanta and creating that alternative that option for americans could open up tons of possibility for families and employers in the interior of this country. The history of if you build it they will come in. This country has been. If you build a road. They will come more than you ever imagined. And if you build transit. They don't come. That's erik morris. He is a professor of city and regional planning at clinton university. He's also writing a history of the. Us highway system the last time we built major high quality transit systems with mostly in the nineteen seventies when they built washington atlanta and miami couple of other cities. None of those systems came anywhere near what they were. Predicting as far as ridership goes morris points out that public transit systems are essentially competing with our existing highway network and an existing highway network is hard to beat. Highways are great traffic moving pieces of infrastructure there super-efficient. They're relatively safe. They've allowed people to move to the suburbs. Empirical evidence suggests that those interstates have contributed a dramatic amount to the us economy anti us wellbeing in many many ways on the other hand detractors of the interstates are right in that they take up a lot of land ugly. They are rivers of pollution. And there's this to research has shown that the additional economic benefit from originally building the original understates the economic. Get if it was huge. But that's dropped over time because the system is basically built out and we have what we need not only have the economic benefits stagnated but adding additional lanes to ease traffic congestion around. Cities doesn't actually ease congestion since it encourages even more people to drive. The bulk of the us interstate system was planned by president. Dwight d eisenhower in nineteen fifty-six we were deep into the cold war with the soviet union and the highways were designed to facilitate the movement of military equipment and personnel. This was in keeping with most road-building throughout history going back to the ancient persians and romans roads to facilitate economic activity are nice but roads to facilitate war are compulsory and more likely to receive funding the. Us highway system costs around half a trillion dollars in current dollars. It's estimated to have returned six times that much in economic benefits in those highways wants built began to shape where and how we live. Cities like houston and atlanta and denver developed in the post automobile era and given the that was the dominant transportation technology at the time. Those cities developed in a way. That prioritized automobile travel unlike say european cities which are a thousand or two thousand years old and developed in an era of walking and transit in their for their much walking and transit friendly today in other words. Interstates created cities that are harder to retrofit with public transit since they essentially require a car to get around. You can't just go. Tearing down highways and cloverleaf to make way for a light rail network least not without great expense and complications and morris points out one huge difference between today and the period. When the interstates were being built at that time it was relatively much easier in this country to displace people and 'cause lots of disruption the new planning paradigm which largely came about in response to the interstates themselves. The pendulum has swung in the absolute opposite direction. In this country right now it is extremely difficult to build anything and this goes all the way down to you. Know a five storey mixed income apartment building in a rich suburb or god. You try to build a homeless shelter anywhere so you can see why infrastructure nerds everywhere might prefer a more centralized top down approach china's where the federal government has the power and budget two move mountains but not. Everyone likes that idea. They're just a lot of reasons to be skeptical about. this bat. Again is the economist ed. Glaser he's been leading. Research project called the economics of infrastructure investment for the national bureau of economic research. We should know that this project receives funding from the us department of transportation which means glazer is at least nibbling on the hand that feeds him because he is not a fan of big top down. Spending the federal government needed to put some planning effort into the high system but those infrastructure investments are relatively rare in comparison with those infrastructure investments. That are really entirely within state as glazer season when the federal government does fund local infrastructure. It tends to skew. The kind of projects get built and how the money is spent one example the big which converted a highway through the center of boston into an underground tunnel. It wound up taking nine years longer than planned and going to two hundred percent over the budget. The big occurred entirely within the city of boston right. And it was seated with federal money the whole thing became palatable massachusetts taxpayers. Both because the cost of the project were radically underestimated. And because we thought that the feds. We're going to pick up a large amount of the tab. So i think the idea that you're going to do something with someone else's paying for it is really not a very good reason to do something and the process of the federal government. Getting involved helps that to happen. Another big difference between infrastructure in the us versus other countries expensive. The median transit project in the. Us costs nearly one billion dollars per mile. The non us average is less than one third of that. Why is the us so expensive. Labor costs are high. So is the cost of procuring land ensuring worker safety and increasingly addressing environmental concerns if you compare the straightness of roads in the fifties with a straightness of roads by the seventies. They've gotten a lot more crooked presumably because they're not trying to run through things. Things like animal habitats or historic properties. One other source of runaway costs glazer says is that americans are an outlier in a certain important practice. We are quite special for a wealthy highly. Developed country for our willingness to completely forgo cost benefit analysis of classic economic approach to infrastructure would be well. let's go project-by-project and calculate the net present value for all these projects and let's do the ones that are over our threshold and not do the ones that are lower threshold and that would be how we calculate what we want to spend. So i think you need to ask yourself. What are you getting for that money. I mean you remember when according trillion dollars used to be real money. It was one year ago year ago. Right it was just before the cable so i think absolutely we should be asking about that after the break we do ask about that. We also look at other ways that america might up its infrastructure game. And the reasons we might want to do that. I think most americans would think wait a minute. We should be number one. That's coming up right. after this. In the meantime. 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Is the infrastructure minded economist. ed glaser. I think it's important that we figure out ways to put cost benefit analysis into the traditional infrastructure aspects of this because well. That's what economists do weigh the costs against benefits. Politicians don't typically play that game. It's the job of the economists. Always stand in the middle of the road and say stop. let's get out our calculators. Let's try and calculate what this cost and with these benefits are. I know sounds great. But let's figure out whether or not this actually makes sense so calculator at the ready. What does glazer think of the biden plan to spend sixty six billion dollars on passenger rail. It's very hard to make low density passenger rail. Make any sense in this country. I'm not saying that there aren't potentially relatively high net present value things that you can do with the seal alon the seal align or what most of us call acela. That's the amtrak route. That runs from boston through new york to washington. Dc those rails are really heavily used and you can imagine that they would returns the lower density rail transportation. It's just very hard to get that to work. And indeed it goes against one of the triumphs of american transportation policy over the past fifty years. Which is the deregulation of rail in the nineteen seventies and what that enabled was our rail companies to move out of moving people at which rail is not very efficient and moving goods. Which rail is great at doing. Many americans don't realize that america moves a much larger share of its goods by rail than europe. Does that in fact in many ways we are rail intensive country. We just aren't intensive in moving people by real. What if in this battle between cars and trains there was a third option. An option glazer calls the forgotten child of american transportation. It's the lowly bus lowly to everyone except economists. Apparently you know. Economists have done this for decades in the space of rail where. There's an old joke. That forty years of economics at harvard can be boiled down to four words. Bus good train. Bad a huff. When he came to advising countries in the developing world. that really couldn't cover. The cost of large heavy rail. Economists have suggested well. Why didn't you do something between. Why don't you big buses that run on dedicated lanes that put a lot of people much cheaper much more flexible because in fact you can run things other than the buses on this and i think this is a model that the us should take more seriously especially in a world of autonomous vehicles. One of the problems of rail is that it's remarkably fixed. You pretty much just run trains on it whereas lots of things can run on a road and so it's one thing to think about. Do we need a train between. Let's say chicago and milwaukee or would we be better off with a dedicated lane. That only runs autonomous buses and autonomous cars and less than one hundred fifty miles an hour. Long distance rail has never been money. Earner bat again is former transportation. Secretary elaine chao in fact it's always lost money and the federal government has always had to subsidize passenger rail. The only route that is profitable is what's called the northeast corridor from washington to boston for long distance rail. There's per head subsidy of over one hundred and twenty five dollars and that's a big burden to place on the american taxpayer. Infrastructure is a rule is not generally a profit center. That's the point and that's pete. Buddha judge the current transportation secretary the entire point of having a federal policy to create rail or to support rail that is not necessarily gonna turn a profit on its own it's a money earner society at large the country as a whole the economy is always better off so one story. I heard you tell a while back. It was more of a sales pitch. I guess you said when it comes to rail. Why should texas be inferior to china. And i'm going to keep putting it that way to see if it resonates has it resonated in texas remarkable. Yes there's actually. A project underway to connect dallas in houston by a high speed rail. So i'm going to continue to press the idea that it's not just in the northeast corridor that we ought to have good rail. We ought to have it. Every i'm gonna appeal a little bit too. That american competitive instinct because if somebody in china or famously japan but also morocco turkey or italy can count on a faster and more reliable train service than the us. I think most americans would think wait a minute. We should be number one. It's worth noting that china doesn't seem to think about passenger rail as a prophet center. Either only one sixth of the high speed rail lines have been building are able to cover their operating debt costs a few months ago. China's state council released new guidelines suggest cutting back spending on high speed rail. But what about the jobs created from huge infrastructure projects. Isn't that alone. A reason to celebrate the big biden spending package ed. Glaser says not really. The first question to ask is how many new jobs are actually being created if you're moving people from unemployed status where they're receiving other federal benefits to employed status where they're paying taxes then that particular transition does have benefit but all the people who would have had jobs anyway. It doesn't make any difference. Typically you need a lot of infrastructure spending to generate jobs much infrastructure is very different than art images of new deal projects where you have thousands of unskilled men working with picks by the side of the road. This is not how you build a dam in twenty-first-century america. There are a lot of machines. There's a lot of capital. There's a lot of high end engineering skill and those people are unlikely to be unemployed in any of it because they have really valuable skills and so you're taking them off of a private project and putting them onto a public project. there's also the fact that building a new piece of infrastructure in the. Us often requires a long runway of permits environmental impact reports lawsuits and other delays. And so by the time you've gotten around to setting up your new infrastructure project you're out of this recession and in the midst of the next boom and so it's very hard to get the timing right if glazer's starting to sound like an infrastructure killjoy. Can't really help him he's economist. What kind of infrastructure investment does glazer like. One of his favorite examples goes back to the early nineteenth century. That's when the erie canal was built in upstate. New york connecting the great lakes to the atlantic ocean in new york city. It was funded primarily by state issued bonds that were paid back through tolls eerie is like the northstar of america's infrastructure investments. It pays for itself within a couple of years. It's just a fantastically high return. Investment and the important thing to keep in mind is that in this time period in eighteen. Sixteen say it cost as much to ship goods thirty miles overland in the united states as it did to ship them across the entire atlantic ocean and so the investments that lower. Those costs had incredibly high returns. Glazer is particularly fond of infrastructure. That's paid for at least in part by the very people who use it consider roads. I basically have no problem with people driving as long as they. As long as i bear the social costs of my actions which includes paying for the congestion and carbon that i create and so to get there. You've really got to embrace a different form of paying for things. Part of the problem is we have all this tradition of free infrastructure which is really a twentieth century thing. We really decided that it was just too inconvenient to toll all the roads and that was probably true in nineteen forty. But going back on that. Now you can slap a price on some new road and people will accept it but you can't go back and price. Roads that have been free for decades traditionally use roads have been funded in large part by gasoline tax. Initially taxing gasoline was extremely popular. Because it seemed like a fair way to do it. Eric morris again from clemson. The amount of fuel you consume is roughly proportional to how much you drive and how big your vehicle is with big vehicles inflicting disproportionate road damage. And so it seemed like a very fair way to do it. And as a result the federal government adopted a fuel tax and eventually in the nineteen fifties raised that fuel tax in order to fund the interstate system but good idea can become less good over time. The gas tax a lot of money when cars used a lot. More gas in the early nineteen seventies for instance. The average car got just over ten miles per gallon of gas in twenty nineteen. That number was up to twenty five. That's good for the household budget good for the environment but bad for funding road maintenance today. The annual gap between gas tax collections and infrastructure needs is about thirteen billion dollars with the biden administration pushing for higher fuel efficiency an average of fifty one miles per gallon by two thousand twenty six. The funding gap could keep growing. This couldn't come at a worse. Time for america's highways highways are only built to last a certain amount of time. Obviously you can extend their life by slapping a new coat of asphalt on them but at a certain point the entire structure of the road is breaking down. And you need to go all the way down to the foundations and basically rebuild it from the ground up at our interstates were built in the nineteen sixties mostly fifties through seventies and. They have reached a point where reconstruction is going to be necessary. There's one obvious solution here. Increase the gas tax the. Us gas tax is less than twenty cents a gallon. it hasn't been raised since nineteen ninety-three and it's not indexed to inflation in the european union. The minimum gas tanks is around a dollar fifty. A gallon often much higher here. We're using the general fund to subsidize transportation and in those countries transportation's subsidized as the general fund. There are many reasons why the european gas tax is more sensible eglise. Megan first of all it can pay for the highway. So you don't have the redistribution from non-drivers two drivers that you currently have secondly it induces people to internalize some of the environmental damage that they're doing given the us relationship with the automobile. It's never politically popular to make driving more expensive. Neither party has shown much interest in raising the gas tax. Republicans tend to dislike raising taxes. Generally democrats worry. It will disproportionately affect low income drivers. Then there's the fact that we are increasingly buying electric vehicles. If your car doesn't use gas you're not going to pay any gas tax. That loss however comes with the potentially huge gain buddha judge again transportation is the single biggest sector of the economy emitting greenhouse gases which means every transportation policy is a climate policy where we call it that or not. Let's talk about electric cars were bit. Obviously this administration is in favor of more of them in his geared toward that with charging stations and other measures so took me from an about how a widespread conversion to electric cars would don't want to say put strain on the electric grid necessarily but certainly increased demand and as you mentioned the bulk of carbon emissions come from transportation directly but you could see in a relatively short time that the bulk would be coming from power generation four transportation. So what's your thinking on. How to thread that needle. Well there's no question that it's more than just getting somebody an electric car. We've gotta have the grid be ready and of course. Electric vehicles are only as clean as the energy that goes into them but right off the bat. There's a efficiency gain. Let me borrow an example from natural gas it has actually more efficient to have an electric car that is powered entirely by natural gas than to burn the same natural gas in the engine of a car. And it can only get cleaner as you mixed word cleaner generation sources but this illustrates the complexity of it. Right if you are in a place where. The electric power is mostly coal-generated but also cheaper. Then you're going to have longer to pay back for the consumer and less environmental benefit than you know. You got a garage the south facing roof and you've got solar panel right up there and that's where your power comes from. How do you feel about nuclear power having essentially been sidelined in this country. You know forty ish years ago in favor of colon gas which is added so much pollution to the environment. So if you're thinking about increasing. Electric capacity for electric travel is nuclear. Something that you want in the arsenal. I think we have always been forced to choose between different downsides of different energy sources in the downsides of nuclear are pretty obvious. But i think forty years ago. The downsides of nuclear were very obvious in the downsides of anything carbon generating were a little more theoretical. Maybe be a little less certain. When you say the downsides of a nuclear obvious. I hear what you're saying but on the other hand if you look at the data of actual damage and death globally from nuclear power. It's a drop in the bucket whereas you know more people die from coal mining accidents alone. Forget about the extra analogies every year than have died. I think in the history of nuclear power generation. So doesn't that seem worth another big. Look i mean it depends how you assess the risks right. I remember hearing an anecdote about think it was a local judge who was confronted with a zoning case involving the construction of the large hadron collider or something like that and had to assess their being a tiny. I mean absolutely minuscule but non zero chance that when they activated it would create a black hole while at the universe. And you know that's just to take the most extreme example of a perplexing risk decision the infrastructure agreement. That's making its way through. Congress sets aside seventy three billion dollars for improvements to the power grid but a lot of biden's earlier plans to increase clean. Energy have been sidelined for now destined for a separate bill much to the dismay of progressive democrats even so biden's retooled infrastructure plan at a hard time getting republicans support. Why one big objection was simply the price tag. There's been so much government spending in the last year and of that they're still a lot of monies that have not been fully distributed. Elaine chao again. The states are awash in money because they still have monies from the cares act dating from march twenty twenty that they haven't used now what this administration will say is this money is allocated yes allocated but that doesn't mean that they're going to be spent and so we need to repurpose the monies that are unused from the march eleventh. Twenty twenty one bill by this administration to use for infrastructure funding and for financing such financing has in fact. Become a feature of the bipartisan infrastructure. Package a little over two hundred of the five hundred fifty billion dollars will now come for money. That was already sent to states. As covert relief chow says that republicans and democrats also have different. Views of the private sector's role in public infrastructure. This is a real point of difference between the left and the right there a lot of just trust in the private sector by the democrats and they just didn't think that allowing private interest come into public infrastructure will yield good result which i disagree with. Australia has a lot of roads and bridges that are built by public private partnerships as two parts of europe. As well we have it here in america. But we're just not that comfortable nor is that concept as widely spread over simplification p buddha judge again. Elaine chao tze democratic successor. It's true that in our party and our coalition. There's a lot of suspicion of some of these private models and not without reason if these are used as an end run around environmental standards or labor standards or if all you're doing is outsourcing the political will to raise tolls and fees on ordinary people. Something that elected officials would be punished for but a company can get away with then. We've got to step back and ask if we're really doing the right thing. But let me also say this. There are very advanced. Private structures used in countries that. I don't think anybody would say are bad labor and environmental standards like in europe. That seemed to suggest that there is more that can be done. We're not reflexively against them. We're careful there are certainly private roads. For example shelley has been a world leader in this egg laser again. Many of the early ones were very big successes and part of the advantages of this public private partnership structure is you have a stronger incentive to maintain the roads. If you're competing for customers you can really see in. The date of the private roads are just much much smoother than the public roads. So that's a nice model. That i think works very well but it's also true that public private partnerships can go horribly awry because you have a highly incentivized private company. There's always going to be trying to reconfigure the rules in order to benefit itself. And so you really need a strong government like in chile to actually oversee these public private partnerships and to get it right. It sounds so hard to get it right. Yes which is what makes it fun. aside from the financing of infrastructure aside from the political and environmental and quality of life issues. There's one more big cost to consider. This is especially relevant as the us and buddha judge wrestle with just how car crazy the us is going to remain. You and i and everyone listening can think of a few people. We know who have been killed in crashes. I think that is not unlike the way a few generations ago maybe it would have been just commonplace and acceptable. You knew some people who just didn't make it through smallpox in a country where he got upwards of thirty five thousand people dying every year in car crashes as though we were in a war we have to step back and say is that really inevitable and the answer increasingly appears to be no. I'm actually reminded of the gun. Violence statistics sometimes. When i see just how stark a difference there is between the traffic fatalities that we accepted the us and what you would see in a lot of other parts of the developed world. Is it true as buddha. Judge says that the us is such an outlier when it comes to car crash deaths yes and will mostly yes but there are some factors to consider the rate of crash deaths has been declining in the us but more slowly than in other developed countries when you look at deaths per million miles traveled the standard metric the us ranks fifth highest among developed countries. According to the most recent available data beating out only japan spain slovenia and belgium the two biggest culprits in the. Us seemed to be drunk driving and failure to use seatbelts. We've been talking in this series. About how american culture is different from other countries. One difference is that the. Us is probably the most individualistic country on earth driving drunk and not using a seatbelt. Those are individual choices with consequences that show up quite clearly in the car crash data. It's worth noting that globally more than one point three million people die each year in car crashes so compared to that and considering how much driving we americans do our roughly thirty thousand deaths a year is not so bad and that number has fallen the la over the past few decades in nineteen seventy to fifty. Six thousand people died in. Us car crashes with many fewer miles driven than today still as buddha judge points out. These are numbers. Most people just don't think about again. I think this is a function of the choices that we make the assumptions that we have the idea that you know car. Crashes are just gonna happen. We can outgrow this and we should so last year because of the pandemic americans drove fewer miles not surprisingly about thirteen percent less than two thousand nineteen in two thousand twenty and yet traffic fatalities rose by more than seven. Percents adjusting for miles. That's a huge rise. Can you tell us what you know about that. We're doing a lot of analysis on this right now. There's some good work going on academically to some early. Hypotheses include one having to do with speed so the idea that there's more room on the freeway so empty roads let you fly. Let you go faster. Empty roads faster cars. The crashes had happened or more dangerous. But when you parse the data it's proven to be pretty nuanced and complex. Some is that the kinds of trips that were favored or perhaps inevitable in the pandemic environment or different in a way that somehow makes them systematically more likely to lead to a fatality meaning people are driving unfamiliar and maybe longer routes because they're not buying for example and so these are the kinds of things that we really need to dig in on. We could make it national project. And i think we should to end this. I know it's almost too obvious to pick scandinavian example. But i'm just gonna do it. Oslo got through a year with virtually zero fatalities. There was one in a car and zero pedestrian and cyclist fatalities and that was a city of about six hundred thousand. People with buddha is talking about in. Norway is a multinational project called vision. Zero which started in sweden. The idea is that for a road traffic system to be truly successful. it should produce zero deaths. New york city has adopted the vision zero plan. But it hasn't been working out very well in fact. New york is on pace to record more deaths this year of motorists pedestrians and cyclists than in the several years since vision. Zero was adopted. The mayor's explanation is that covert nineteen drove a lot of new yorkers out of public transportation and back into cars so does a- vision zero require fewer cars. Maybe does it require more and better technologies. Maybe that too but it may also require something that as we've been learning in the series is incredibly hard to produce change in culture. We need to make sure that the human being is at the center of our transportation policy and so the car belongs in the picture but revolving around the human being the human being. These have more options to walk safely bike safely. Whatever your wheelchair motorcycle bicycle car transit. We've gotta make sure that this is human center. That's big and that's shift Oh let us know what you think about this. 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"Hi I'm Amy Goodman. If you're tuning in right now democracy now is probably your source for news you can trust. Democracy now is independent. Which means we're funded by you not the oil gas and coal companies when we're covering climate change or the weapons manufacturers when we cover warren piece if you everyone who tunes into this podcast may just just one ten dollar donation right now? We could cover operating costs for twenty twenty the most critical election year. The United States has seen in decades. I think the the media can be the greatest force for peace on earth. That's how we come to understand each other. If you feel the same way make your tax deductible donation today by visiting us a democracy now dot org have a wonderful holiday season happy new year and thank you so much From New York this is democracy now. The mayor just recently had a fundraiser. That was held in a wine cave. Steve Full of crystals and served nine hundred dollar a bottle wine think about who comes to that according to Forbes magazine. I'm the literally the only person on this stage. Who's not a millionaire or billionaire so this this is the problem with issuing purity tests? You cannot yourself pass. Within a day of president. Trump's impeachment. The Democratic presidential candidates held their final debate of the year in Los Angeles. Nine go back and look I was on the opposite side of that with the Pentagon really. I can speak into it now because it's been published. It's been published thoroughly. I'm the guy from the beginning to argue that it was a big big mistake to surge forces to Afghanistan. Joe You're also the guy who helped lead us into the disastrous war in Iraq. What we need to rethink is as the entire war on term? We'll play highlights from the Democratic presidential debate and host a roundtable discussion on what the candidates were asked and not ass which candidates were included in the debate and which were excluded. We'll speak with immigrant rights activists Eric and Yola Sola Investigative War reporter. Asad Khan Heather mcghee of Demos Christian Carpet Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Alan Mincy of Progressive Democrats of America. WHO pushed for the debate to address poverty? All that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot. Org Warrant piece report. I'm Amy Goodman House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi's continuing to delay sending the two articles of impeachment against President Gordon Trump to the Republican controlled Senate as she and Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell sparred Thursday over her unprecedented move in a historic vote Wednesday the House of Representatives Impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress but Pelosi said she delays sending the charges to the Senate until she certain. They'll be a fair trial. Majority leader McConnell has said. He's not an impartial. Juror and has vowed to closely coordinate any impeachment trial with the White House House lawmakers left Capitol Hill Thursday for a two week vacation meaning the battle over sending the articles of impeachment will continue into into the new year. This is house speaker. Nancy Pelosi speaking to reporters Thursday. I was not prepared to put the managers and that bill yet because we don't know now the arena that we are in frankly I don't care. What the Republicans say and this is Senate Majority Leader Mitch? McConnell speaking from the floor of the Senate some House Democrats imply they're withholding the articles for some kind of leverage so they can dictate the Senate process to senators admit. I'm not sure what leverage there is an refraining from sending US something we do. Not What other house. Democrats seem to be suggesting they'd prefer Never Anna Transmit the articles made in more news on impeachment. The most influential Evangelical magazine Christianity today has turned against trump and an editorial headlined trump should be removed from office. The magazine founded by the the Evangelical leader. Billy Graham accused trump of having a grossly immoral character and on Thursday. President Trump met with New Jersey Congressman Jeffersonville Andrew at the White House after Andrew announced he would switch parties and become a Republican following his decision to vote against impeaching Chang. President trump seven Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for a televised debate Thursday night at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles during during the debate. The onstage candidates Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden Pete footage. Amy Klobuchar Tom. Styron Andrew Yang spoke about impeachment that money in politics immigration the economy climate change healthcare and education. Meanwhile offstage to prominent presidential candidates of Color Cory Booker and Castro ran ads during the debate to remind voters that though they weren't included they're still in the race. The Democratic National Committee has come under fierce fierce criticism for its debate criteria which excluded booker and Castro from the debate stage Thursday night after headlines will spend the rest of the hour hosting roundtable table discussion and playing highlights of Thursday's debate. The Senate passed a one point four trillion dollar spending package Thursday way to avoid a government shutdown. The package includes seven hundred thirty eight billion dollar defense bill one of the most expensive military bills in the US history. The spending package also includes one point four billion dollars for trump's border wall and allocates twenty five million dollars for gun violence this research for the first time in twenty years. The House has passed the United States Mexico. Canada agreement the US MCA the replacement. Excellent for Nafta or the nine hundred ninety four North American Free Trade Agreement. The new deal include stronger labor and environmental provisions American Labor groups of back the deal this says afl CIO labor union president. Richard Trumka. It's going to take a few years to begin to reverse the the bad and the evil that was done by Nafta the harm was done to our economy into the manufacturing sector in our economy and to other sectors as well. So it's GonNa take eight ten twelve years for this process to work through and reversed itself but you never get to the end product. It'll start somewhere. The original North American Erkin. Free Trade Agreement took effect in ninety four devastating the livelihood of small farmers across Mexico in Lebanon President. Michelle Allen has named a former communication minister in university professors the next prime minister as of after massive anti-government protests forced prime minister. Saad for the to resign in late. Doc Tober Hassan Diab is professor at the American University of Beirut who is backed by Christian and Shiite political parties including his fellow on Thursday stay crowds poured into the streets of Beirut and other cities to protest the APPs nomination Abacha and Beirut on Animal Komo. We are here today because we are not satisfied with the newly imposed prime minister that was imposed without our consent nor the consent of many in Lebanon. We went to the streets to make our voice voice heard in Brazil. The number of people killed by police is soaring last year. The police in average is seventeen people every single day. According to official government data but human rights activists say off duty and retired police officers also regularly carry out extrajudicial killings as part part of a state sanctioned war on crime stoked by Brazilian President J ripple Sinato who said criminals should quote die like cockroaches in Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets across the country to mark the first anniversary of the mass popular uprising that ousted longtime ruler. Omar Omar of a sheer the protesters demanded justice for those killed during the popular protests last year and vowed to continue the political revolution. This is Fatima. Fatima Lane of letting the revolution is moving towards the right direction. But there's still more to be done in the state we're asking about all those responsible. Where are they? Why aren't they being punished? Those who are corrupt set just a former President Omar Al-Bashir he should not be treated like a president. Al-Bashir Al-Bashir belongs on trial at The Hague la in Washington state. Republicans are calling on their fellow. Republican lawmaker Matt Shea to step down after a new report commissioned by the Washington State House Republicans found Shea participated in domestic terrorists. The report found shape planned engaged in and promoted armed conflicts of political violence against the US government between two thousand fourteen and two thousand sixteen as a leader of the anti-government government Patriot movement. The report also says Representative Match Shay has cultivated close ties with armed anti-government militias since being elected in two thousand eight eight Shays resisting calls to resign writing on facebook. Thursday night quote. I will not back down stand strong fellow Patriots Unquote. An Amazon is facing criticism over. Its home security camera and smart home product called ring after Drake data leak exposed the personal information of over three thousand users. The data breach first exposed by buzzfeed news includes emails passwords and other sensitive information formation. That would allow hackers to access live camera footage from inside every room of people's homes. The data breach follows criticism over rings earnings cooperation with more than four hundred police departments giving police the ability to use homeowner's camera footage in their investigations and October Uber. A group of thirty civil rights groups published a joint letter demanding lawmakers. Stop the police partnership calling it a threat to civil rights and liberties he's especially for black and Brown communities and those are some of the headlines. This is democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. Even within a day of president. Trump's impeachment. The Democratic presidential candidates held their final debate of the year at Loyola Marymount University University in Los Angeles. The debate was almost put on hold when the candidates vowed to boycott if a labor dispute between a Food Workers Union Unite Unite. Here local eleven and the company Adecco was not resolved negotiators announced on Tuesday. They'd reached a tentative contract agreement with the leadoff. It off presidential caucuses in Iowa just six and a half weeks away. Candidates traded barbs and jokes such as this exchange after moderator Tim Alberta Politico. Ask them to respond to former president. Obama who recently said women were better leaders and old men needed to get Out of the way a burden noted Senator Bernie Sanders was the oldest candidate on stage. And then had this exchange with Senator Elizabeth. Warren war would be the oldest president ever inaugurated like you to weigh in as well I also be. The youngest woman ever Inaugural Joining Senators Warren and Sanders is on stage. Where Senator Amy Klobuchar South Bend Mayor Pete? Buddha judge former vice president JOE BIDEN BILLIONAIRE Tom. Steyer and Andrew Andrew Yang this is was the first Pakistani American and first Muslim American to moderate a presidential primary debate questioning Yang banged about being the only non white candidate on the stage. The Democratic Party relies on Black Hispanic and Asian voters. But but you are the only candidates of color on the stage tonight and the entire field remains overwhelmingly white. What message do you think this sends to voters of color? It's both an honor and disappointment to be the lone candidate of color on the stage tonight. I missed com ally Miss Corey though. I think he'll be back. The son of immigrants and I had many racial epithets used against me as a kid but black and Latinos have something much more powerful working against them than words. They have numbers that average net worth of a black households. Only ten percent out of the White House sold for Latinos. It's twelve percent if you're a black woman you're three hundred. Twenty percent more likely to die from complications in childbirth. These are the numbers that define in recent our country and the question is why am I alone. Candidate of color on this stage than five percent of Americans donate to political campaigns. You know what you need need to donate to political campaigns disposable income. That's presidential candidate Andrew Yang today we host a roundtable discussion on the debate and the issues that came up including immigration climate. Even for the first time the rights of transgender women of color will also look at who and what was left out and who was and was not on the stage. We begin in Washington D. C. With Kristen Clark President and Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee for civil writes underlaw. Kristen Clark Welcome back to democracy. Now your response overall to debate last night and then this specific point which was who was not on the stage candidates of color? Kamla Harris has pulled out of the race and of course then Cory Booker and Hooghly on Castro who are both still presidential candidates excluded from this debate. The elephant in the room last night during the debate was the fact that virtually richly. All of the candidates of color have been wiped out by the rules restrictions in the norms governing. This process But for Yang I think I think that this is a moment that requires us to press pause and have a conversation about money and politics about racially polarized voting patterns in our country We've never had a woman service president but we've also never had a person we also deserve to have a process that yields a person of color on the ticket. And you know it is very clear that white privilege candidates with tremendous mendes amounts of personal wealth enjoy an unnatural advantage in this process. I was glad to see some of the interviewers force a conversation about this very issue. there was a moment where the question was presented to Bernie Sanders Who started to divert the bit and talk about climate change in the interviewer said? No I'm asking you a various explicit question about race so we need to make sure that as the slate becomes uh-huh Whiter that we're still forcing the conversation about race and racism in our country and really Pushing these candidates to articulate relate their position on issues that matter to African Americans in this country at the end of the day if we want energize turnout and participation nation among African Americans and Latinos. We have to make sure that the issues that matter to our communities are not wiped out from this debate We we need to make sure that this debate is not whitewashed at the end of the day so twenty twenty presidential candidate New Jersey. Senator Corey Booker may not have been invited on the debate stage last night but he did use the debate to run his first televised campaign at it ran on cable and twenty two markets including in the four states that vote in February. I New Hampshire Nevada and South Carolina as well as in Washington New York and Los Angeles host city for the debate. The thirty second spot is as part of a five hundred thousand digital and television ad by this is part of these things thirty seconds and show we can afford this. You're only going to see this ads once because I'm not really matter. I won't be on tonight's debate but that's okay because I'm going to win this election. This election isn't about who can spend the most more sling sling mud. It's about the people about mall of standing together inviting you to brag about the transformative Change Cory Booker Dot com join us. I've Cory Booker and I approve this message. So Christian Clarke you gotta pay to play. He had Japan to get into that debate. He was the commercial in between the floor debate. Yeah and Hey Yang said that he thinks thinks that Senator Booker will. We'll be back. I think it's very clear that he's not going away. He's finding alternative ways to get his voice out there but again it really forces us to take a step back and say why is it that this debate stages becoming wider and more male and I think it should force us to take a step back and think about the rules norms restrictions the undue influence of money privilege and power and how that's locking out voices the color from this process. I'm happy That senator booker is is finding ways to connect with the electorate and get his message out there but as we go into a new decade into two thousand twenty and think about what it'll take to build a true multiracial democracy in our country. We have to be deeply deeply concerned about the fact that the stage is broad as it was is getting wider and more male by the day last month I co moderated. The first first ever presidential forum on Environmental Justice at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg and I asked presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren about the role role of the order of the primaries. Speaking about racial injustice do you think the order of the primary state should change you Have Iowa and New Hampshire two of the whitest states in the country and then we moved to South Carolina with a very significant ah population of people of color and it means the candidates spent so much of their time catering to those first two states overall. Well do you think that should change. I'm just a player in the game. I Miss when that's Elizabeth Warren responding last month in Presidential Forum we held in South Carolina. I wanted to bring Erica and Yola into the debate. Erica works with the group. Racists and immigrants is rights group Can you respond to this issue of the two two of the whitest states determining Two of the whitest states being the first two primary and caucuses. Yeah absolutely. It doesn't help the case for people of Color many ways We saw I mean you know your other guests also is really speaking to the fact that the more and more advanced through time in the debates. I'm more people of Color. Are left doubt. I definitely missed a honing Gusto last night. Miss Cory Booker. In in some ways I disagree with Kamala Harris but in some ways it's also important important to see women of color and there and he was not great to see that you know. Sometimes some candidates were asked about Issue especially about either race or immigration Russian criminal Justice Reform Comas Mudgene. Either they change the topic many times or just the topic doesn't come up at all. So he has a huge impact on on. You know how they're trying to cater to the first dates and most of them spend most of their time in Iowa right now. Where there's there's there's a community mm unity Thursday you know? Let me know community. There's a very small community of people of Color compared to Nevada and other states but it makes the difference in the way that they are really talking about the issues in probably by the beginning of the year. They're not gonNA talk too much about immigration issues that people call her about in fact we spoke to the head of the Texas Democratic Doc Party. WHO said that? He's been trying to hold a presidential forum in Texas and the candidates. Just keep saying and and this is particularly significant because of how long the lead up to the first primaries and caucuses are that these candidates say no. We've got to do the first debate the first states and of course you whole young Castro has called for a change in the order But I wanted to go to the issue. Specifically of immigration to turn to a clip of Senator Bernie Sanders addressing his plans for immigration reform. Senator Sanders since you actually Senator Sanders Senator Sanders. I have a question for you. You can respond to Mr Yanks Commons as well gration portion. This is related surp- but there are estimated to be as many as twelve twelve million undocumented immigrants in the US. More than two million right here in California. If you have a chance to forge a bipartisan immigration reform. A plan would you insist on a path to citizenship for all twelve million or justice segment of that population. This is what I would do. They one executive war restore the legal side of one point. Eight million young people in the DACA program. We Change Boorda policy so so then federal agents will never snatch babies from the arms Monday they won. We introduced bipartisan legislation which will in fact the comprehensive which will result in a path breath toward citizenship for all of the eleven million or undocumented. People are countrywide that was a senator Bernie Sanders answering the question of PBS moderator was. WHO's the first Muslim American to moderate a presidential debate? She also asked former MIRV ICE President Joe Biden if he supports reparations for the children who've been separated from their families that the US Mexico border. This was Biden's response Vice President Biden. Do you support operations since I haven't spoken on this chance number one. The reason we're the country are is because of immigration. We've been able to cherry pick the best from every single continent. People come here have determination resilience. They are ready to stand up and work like the devil. We had twenty four over one hundred children in our schools. Today is Hispanic the idea idea that we are going to walk away and not provide every opportunity for them is not only stupid immoral. But it's bad for America. They are the the future of America and we should invest in them. Everybody will benefit from every single American. And you get used to it. This is a nation of immigrants. That's where we are. That's why we are. That's what makes us different. When we should invest in Eric Angela chief advocacy officer for racist? The refugee and immigrant rights writes the refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services and Phoenix. Can you respond to both of these issues. Yeah absolutely I would say first of all. I'm really happy that immigration came up this time around In the past few days the issue didn't even come up and if it did he it was you know a very tiny question to listen to the war and that didn't really get much of an answer as much as we needed. And I would say that Bernie Bernie's in the right direction. I think Bernie's absolutely right. We cannot we cannot wait to to ask for a comprehensive immigration reform right away as soon as you know the hopefully hopefully a Democratic presidential candidate wins and we have we have different administration. We don't want them to focus just on passing in a big bill as they come into office because they can do a lot and they won it does what Bernie said. On Day one he would do a lot of what he can opt to change. Just the policies that I the trump administration has enacted but also that the Obama administration had also had emplaced deporting millions of people and so at the same time as this was happening sitting there was immigrant rights organizations outside of the debate pushing. We're calling them migrant justice platform and it's really a push for a new direction on immigration that we're not just just stuck talking about you know passing this big bill as soon as The Democrats get elected because Obama. Did they you know he promises. Really Big Belly L. E. Heels will deported a lot of people and so we need a new direction. We need they won. As Bernie said we need executive action and we need the Microsoft's platform to be enacted as soon as possible. It's interesting to point out that December eighteenth the day president trump was impeached was national migrant. Day Erica Erica. Also outside the protest outside the debate yesterday the immigrants were protesting. That's correct. There was people who were there to ask in to pressure them were credit party to take again a new direction. On this issue. There has been a lot of conversations again. About what can we do. A Nation with immigrants and I know that Democrats you know how a lot to apologize which is for. I think they should be apologize. Especially Joe Biden working in the Obama administration because the fact was that they did of course they gave us. You know trump not trump's Obama gave us DACA because we pressure him so much as a document a youth dreamers but a lot of people who got deported there were millions of people who got deported and this was the Democratic president and so we need again a promise from Joe Biden and from other candidates that they're not going to do the same in that they're going to push rush for all the policies that trump hasn't acted right now at the has heard so many people to be to be undone and all the harm to be done but also yes of course reparations to the children who were separated. Did you know make sure that we bring back. All the people who were deported unjustly undo the administration and the trump administration arrogant deal of races. thanks so much for for being with us as we continue our roundtable. We're going to look at the issue of war and peace coming back as we look at the last debate. That's taking in place. This year of the Democratic presidential candidates stay with us Down Tom Royal Grab You don't get down by Hayden. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warn born piece report good minutes we spend the hour on the final Democratic presidential debate of the year held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. We're GONNA turn right now to the PBS moderator. You Michel Sendo. WHO QUESTIONED Senator Warren about Guantanamo Bay? President Obama pledged to close detention camp at Guantanamo animal base but could not forty prisoners. Remain there last year. US Tax payers paid five hundred and forty million dollars to keep Guantanamo Open. Would you pledge to finally close the detention facility if elected. How will you do it yes? It's time to close this detention facility. It not only cost US money. It is an international embarrassment. We have to be an America that lives our values every single day. We can't be an America that stands out that asks people to fight alongside us as we did with the Kurds fighting Isis. And then turn around in the blink of a tweet and say that we're turning our backs on the people who stood beside us after that. Who wants to be an ally of the United States? We have to be un-american that understands the difference in recognizes the difference between our allies the people who will work alongside us and the dictators. Who would do us harm? And we need to treat our allies better than we. Treat the dictators Vice President Biden. Why didn't you close Guantanamo the day? Why couldn't the Obama Administration close to close Guantanamo Bay that you have to have congressional authority to do it? They've kept it open and the fact is that we in in fact think it's the greatest it is an advertisement for tra- crazy tear. Look what we have done around the world in terms of keeping one ton of open or what trump has done by no longer being an honest broker in Israel. There's no solution for Israel other than two state solution. It does not exist. It's not possible all to have a Jewish state and Middle East without to being a two state solution and he has played all the same fears and all the prejudices that exist that in this country and in Israel bb Netanyahu and I know one another. Well he knows it. I think what he's doing is outrageous what we do is we have to put pressure constantly constantly on the Israelis to move to a two-state solution not withdraw physical aid from them in terms of security. That was vice president Joe Biden being questioned by PBS moderator. You Michel Cinder. We're joined right now by Asmat Con. Who's an award winning investigative reporter New York Times Times magazine contributing writer a future war fellow at the new America Foundation Investigations and two? US Wars have taken her to Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan and Syria Korea currently writing a book about America's so called precision airstrikes. Thanks so much for being with us. Can you respond to everything from the Israel. Palestine dine conflict to Guantanamo right. So this question about Guantanamo was one that was big during the two thousand eight election. And we've heard very little talk about Guantanamo in recent ten years and that's because the American public largely believes that the US is no longer involved in the detention of so-called terrorism suspects and and the reality is very different than that while there are few people left in Guantanamo and the United States is struggling with what to do with them. The reality is that someone is running prisons that the US no longer maintains and countries like Iraq and Syria and in places like Afghanistan and that is the US is now relying on partner partner governments on allied governments partner forces for example Kurds in Syria. Who are running these prisons and holding these suspects and torture and abuse use are widespread in some of these prisons? We may not be talking about it. It may not be an agenda issue but detainee and torture and policy related to that that should be a major issue for candidates to be talking about because it is something that continues to happen and is not being discussed particularly with respect to Isis. This Iraq and Syria are filled with sprawling prisons. Some of them include children families who have been accused of involvement in Isis. And there's very little discussion about what to do with them. The abuse that I mentioned that's happening in these places if we look at recent history we know that these have had devastating consequences often serving as incubators for groups like Isis. And there's very little discussion about what to do with them Particularly when it comes to the repatriation of Isis fighters who came from Western countries. The United States needs a clear policy on this. And it's not something that candidates are talking about. This discussion about detention has been relegated to the issue of Guantanamo and a few prisoners. But it's much bigger than that and that torture discussion really warrants serious debate in Israel Palestine and overall your assessment of the questions that were asked last night so these issues yeah. These questions came up briefly and there were some answers. And so I think with the israel-palestine Question Bernie Sanders came to say that we don't need to be pro Israel. We need to be pro Palestinian as well L. Biden came forward to say that you know he criticizes bb Netanyahu. And what he's doing and that there needs to be a two-state solution but what that actually would turn into. There were very few specifics. So there really isn't much to dig into here when it comes to what a real policy forward would look like what kind of pressure that Biden said needed to be put on Israel. What does that pressure actually look like particularly when he said that you know military or security age should not be off the table? You need to really illustrate what those pressure points are. And he didn't actually do that well. I wanted to turn to Afghanistan now last week. The Washington Post published this confidential documents that revealed for years senior. US officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan I want to turn to a clip of PBS moderator moderator. And then the was questioning again vice president Joe Biden about whether he withheld information about the war during his time as vice president under President Obama in the White House Mr Biden. The question was about your time in the White House. They'll and Washington Post report. There's a senior national security official. WHO said there was constant pressure from the Obama White House to produce figures showing the troop surge was working? And I'm quoting from the report here. Despite hard evidence to the contrary two thousand nine go back and look I was on the opposite side of that with the Pentagon really I can speak to it now is because it's been published it's been published thoroughly. I'm the guy from the beginning. Who argued that? It was a big big mistake to surge forces to Afghanistan period. We should not have done it and argued against it constantly Senator Sanders as you head to Joe. You're also the guy who helped lead us into the disastrous war in Iraq. What we need to do is I think rethink and the Washington Post piece was very education? What we need to rethink is the entire war on terror? We have lost thousands of our own men and women brave soldiers hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have been killed abroad forced to leave their countries is time right now that we bring this world together to try to end these. He's endless wars and address. The root causes which are causing these was Senator Bernie Sanders and before that former vice president. Eh Joe Biden as much so what we heard here was Biden. Refer back to an effort. He made in two thousand nine to promote. It's something that's referred to as the Biden plan Or as the zero option this idea that he argued for against the advice of military generals that the United States dates should scale back its footprint these ground troops in Afghanistan focus more exclusively on counterterrorism operations and US special forces. It's something he pushed for and didn't win back in two thousand nine. He failed to persuade Obama to do that. And he says this is the kind of approach he would bring now. But there's a massive misconception here. This implies that somehow wore operations would decrease the reality is that most combat operations today are conducted not by ground troops there can actually conducted via air strikes. There have been more bombs dropped in Afghanistan when U S troop levels have been lower than they were at their surge in twenty eleven in two thousand eleven. We saw five thousand around. Five thousand bombs dropped in Afghanistan in two thousand eighteen troop levels at some of their lowest We we saw more than seven thousand bombs dropped and same with this year. We've seen that escalated. So what there is and what even any kind of a zero option would have included was an acceleration celebration in the pace of airstrikes and these airstrikes have devastating consequences on civilians. More civilians have been killed in the war and of his son this year Ben in any year of US history in this war in these eighteen years of war. So what we're seeing is reality in which there is a belief relief mistaken belief that ending the war comes down to removing troops on the ground when the reality is that most of these wars are being carried out via air strikes strikes and whoever the next president is wherever these candidates are. Were trying to shape or talk about you know mantra. We're hearing a lot of ending. Endless war will need to have a very specific policy when it comes to air strikes. It's not just about ground troops. That's eroneous misconception. That comes up again and again and and it's interesting because you know we heard standards as well here talk about ending endless wars if you look at the foreign policy statements amounts of each of these Democratic candidates. They are more or less in a similar vein with one exception and that so far has been sanders. Who I I think in June issued a lengthy piece on ending endless wars and foreign affairs in which he sort of spelled out what it would take to get there and distinguished anguished him for many of the other candidates on stage? None of whom have really articulated a clear vision on what it would take to. Endless war is interesting. CNN just released nice to pull that said on its Bernie Sanders. Who is the most popular Democratic presidential candidate right now but on this issue of his challenge to Biden? You had Biden together with Senator Clinton who voted to authorize the Iraq war back in two thousand two the vote for authorisation. Right right that war that war vote so if you look at what Biden statements on the Iraq war vote he has oscillated describing what his thinking was at the time but there are many who voted to authorize for two voted for the Iraq war who has now come back and said you know. I don't think I made the right decision. We didn't have the right information. It's one where there's a lot of political leeway expressing regret the Afghanistan war vote has not had that same kind of regret so it was interesting to hear standards say last night that that was a vote. He regretted that war vote was far less controversial. And it's interesting to hear people interesting to go back to the one a person who said no and that was Barbara Lee. Yes exactly exactly and so she is the one person who said no who is now being talked about by these other candidates for that vote. And it's coming up in the context of a reconsideration reconsidering of the authorization for the use of military force and and this is something Pete. Buddha JR brought up last night he said that he was reflecting his war experience. He was saying I'm surprised it's gone on for this long. I would propose a three year limit on these kinds of mill. These these authorisations force and the implication here that he's making is that had there been some kind of a three year limit in which Congress would have to revote on the war in Afghanistan. That maybe we wouldn't be in that war today and I don't think that stacks except with reality if you look at congressional leaders if you look at senators congressional leaders on the Afghanistan war. It has been relatively bipartisan and When it comes to an understanding of troop levels when it comes to an understanding of what the United States should be doing in the country the only Real shake-up up we've seen when it comes to that? War has been under the trump administration as it the United States pursued negotiations with the Taliban. So I don't think you know while well. It may be worthy to reconsider the math into here. Candidates talk about it to assume that that would have ended the Afghanistan war. I think is a mistake. Well I wanNA thank you us. Montauban Ward Winning Investigative Reporter New York Times magazine contributing writer future of war fellow at the New America Foundation her investigations into us. Wars wars have taken her to Iraq Afghanistan Pakistan and Syria Currently writing a book about America's so called precision airstrikes She mentioned Appear Buddha judge. We are going to hear him. And Elizabeth Warren Spar over Who Pays for the candidates wind gate? You might say stay. Stay with us how You saw skew. Excuse style I can power. This is democracy now democracy now DOT ORG the Warren Peace report is we spend the hour on the Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles Thursday night the last one of the year one of the most heated exchanges of the evening came when Senator Elizabeth Warren criticized South Bend Mayor Pete Buddha Judge for holding a closed door fundraiser and what she called a wine cave. The mayor just recently had a fundraiser. That was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served nine hundred dollar caller. A bottle wine. Think about who comes to that according to Forbes magazine. I'm the literally the only person on this stage WHO's not a millionaire clean-air or a billionaire so this is important. This is the problem with issuing purity tests. You cannot yourself pass. I do not sell access to my time. I want to bring Heather mcghee into this discussion. Distinguished senior senior fellow and former president of demons now at Demos Action. Welcome back to democracy now have there. It's great to have you with us so this is going to become the name of the night right wine in cave crystal that was dying Ling above Can you talk about the significance of what Elizabeth Warren raised and and also what people to Judge Race. That I'm the only non millionaire billionaire on the stage tonight. Yeah that was probably strongest way to deflect from what is a major issue And it's a major issue this this question about how these candidates are running their campaign who they're giving access to WHO's got their ear ear and therefore you know what shape it's going to have on the policy making You know mayor. Pete tried to make the point that Elizabeth Warren started started out her career in politics by doing the same kind of fundraising that everybody else does the only difference here that I think you know senator warned didn't actually say say this but if you think about who these people are is that Senator Warren came into politics and it was very clear what her values right. She came into politics on the heels of the financial crisis of standing up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of holding people like Jamie diamond and Tim Geithner accountable of not being afraid to make enemies even with Democrats on on issues of inequality P Buddha judges more of a cipher right. He is someone who a lot of different people including a lot of billionaires. Think think this is the kind of moderate we can get behind. This is the kind of moderate. Maybe we can influence. So that's really the question right. He also raised that although she sang. She's not having these. You know a closed door big fundraiser. Dinners or donor calls that. She only recently made that decision and and that she was able to take her Senate finances the money. She raised me doing just that and move it into a presidential campaign and I think you know you saw later on. She had a sit down with the with the CNN panel and Banjos and David Axelrod really tried to pin her on this and she said basically this is a question Of Not a purist purity test but people in America WanNa see that you're trying and I think what she was trying to say there is that she's he's trying to influence the way. Democrats are running their campaigns now on the biggest scale of a campaign she's ever done and then the question is policy right. It's very different for Elizabeth Warren to come out there and say I want a wealth tax. I want To fundamentally change break big companies versus Pete who saying and I think Medicare for all goes too far. I think free college goes too far. That's the issue that didn't land in the debate but it's very different for someone who's still having closed door. We're fundraisers still raising from billionaires who's also being softer on economic inequality I wanted to bring Aluminski into this discussion because after Senator Warren and as well People sparred over this issue of donors. WE'RE GONNA go to a clip clip frighten now. They after they sparred over big dollar donors Sanders Wade into rather proud. It's a maybe I don't know the only candidate doesn't have any billionaire contributions. But you know what I do. Have we have received more contributions for more individuals than any candidate in the history of the United States of America at this point that election averaging eighteen dollars a piece. Now there's a real competition going on up here by good friend Joe. And here's a good friend. He's received contributions from forty four billionaires. Pete on the other hand is trailing beat. You only got thirty nine billionaires contributing so peak we look forward Oh it to you. I know you're energetic. Guy At a competitive guard to see if you can take on Joe on that issue so joining us now from Los Angeles Angeles with Heather mcghee is Aluminski Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America. His latest peace in the nation is headlined. The Democratic presidential debate date must address poverty. So what's your grade for them. Last night Allen obviously straight F. and they've received received a straight F. now through six rounds of debates and eight total debates the word poverty has yet to be mentioned by a moderator and and This is not a matter of semantics. I went through all of the previous debate transcripts and look for the words poor look for the words poverty look for the word homeless and only poor has been mentioned by any of the moderators once. It was mentioned in the context of poverty inequality to build a Blasi. Oh in the first round round of debates where it was sort of a Gotcha question about the wealth inequality levels in New York City and the only other time. That poor was mentioned when Anderson Cooper asked Joe Biden if his son ahead poor judgment so it's a complete erasure of the reality of the lives of tens of millions of Americans because there are thirty eight million people below the poverty level which is set at such ridiculously low level. That you really have to consider people who are at the poverty level or near the poverty level and in the United States right now according to latest two thousand eighteen cents a statistics ben release. That's forty percent of the population and yet there's no consideration about poverty issues the lives of the poor and in Los Angeles California. I really thought that this this this would be broken last night because in Poland the Los Angeles Times on November Fourteenth Eighteenth Nineteen thirty five days ago Los Angelenos ranked homelessness as far and away the top issue facing them. And there's just an epidemic the DEMOC of homelessness here and to come to Los Angeles and make no reference to it. I think was an incredible feeling by the modernist again. Did Not not unexpected. Despite not not qualifying for the debate twenty twenty presidential candidate Hulan. Castro was in Los Angeles. This week on Wednesday he toured. LA's skid row to speak to. An House is people about the housing crisis. He tweeted last night quote. How in the world did we just have a presidential debate in Los Angeles the epicenter of a National Housing and Homelessness Crisis Crisis Without a single question about housing opportunity Your Response Allen interesting interesting. The candidates a few of them have brought up poverty and the poor and homelessness across the debates and going back to the earlier conversation with with the first guest on. Today's show Cory Booker and Helene. Castro were two of the candidates who had brought up poverty and homelessness in previous debates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Heaven and last night actually budejovice. Almost I was actually left wondering if he'd read my article he actually spoke specifically about how he he made reference to the fact that basically a political advisors will tell candidates not to mention the word poverty. You're supposed to talk about the middle class and again this puts the lives of basically half the population in the United States under a racer and these. Are you know complex issues around how we've got into this situation situation where there are so many homeless people so many people living in dire poverty in the United States and to not have Democratic candidates. answer questions about what author programs would be what their policies is a tremendous failure and it really goes towards the hosts. These debates and I think also the Democratic National Committee because they sort of set the framing for the debates and this is a long standing thing that's gone on and Democratic Party politics from the age of Reagan forward where your view it as a losing issue to talk talk about poverty and I think that it's time especially in an era in which candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth. Warren have really painted a picture of the American working economy. Not working for the average household. But what are those households experiencing they're experiencing poverty or fear of poverty and all the way to fear of homelessness is a real consideration in their lives. puts incredible stress on people. And I do want to say this to when people talk about emotional issues in American society being in the world People just now talk about homelessness is a fact of American life. Just how traumatic this experiences for the people who go through homelessness in southern California and across the country is so profound and there's just no consideration of this by the political class and there's so much dimension to How this needs to be addressed? How poverty needs to be addressed? We need to hear from the people who want to be the president of the United States particularly in the Democratic Party about these issues and again. It's just crickets we hear nothing from the moderators. No no asking for details on these issues. Heather mcghee you have long written about out and have been an activist around the issue of inequality What about the stance of the Democratic and Republican establishment on this And all also last night. Climate Change was addressed But climate justice this whole idea of who is affected the most host both by climate by pollution environmental injustice who where plants get cited CETERA. This this issue is the defining issue of our time the issue of inequality inequality which is created by inequality in our democracy and that inequality of voice waist is the major thing stopping our country from acting in our own best interests to save the planet and to create an economic transformation. That could could be huge for our children's generation and could be huge right now these inequalities that compound on one another some people talk about about it in terms of corruption. The idea that just a handful of fossil fuel companies could have a vice grip on an entire political party which is basically basically changing the planet Tori Planetary Course of history the idea that the inequality of voice is making it so that you've got half of American families who are living paycheck to paycheck. Who are under threat of homelessness? Who are seeing jobs? Jobs have to be added together and are absolutely vulnerable to pretty much. Every major cost childcare healthcare housing transportation right a carburetor could put you into homelessness if it breaks on your car. These are the con- this is the kind of precarity that that we've been waiting for a long time. Activists had been pushing for a long time to see a democratic standard bearer. Make this the focal point of their campaign. Of course what did right right. Washington Governor Inslee and called for a debate specifically on the climate crisis inside the Democratic Party. At least the DNC cast themselves specifically quickly against that and simply said No. It was really unbelievable. I mean what could be more important than talking about the way that our current politics wchs in our current economy are unsustainable for the planet You know this idea of a green new deal has shot heart and light into the climate it debate in this country. You've got young people getting tattoos. That say I'm generation G.. MD right this is something that has managed to capture the imagination of millions of people all over the world. But it's an old idea. It's an idea rooted in economic justice. The idea that the people who have been you know first in line for pollution should be the first in line for the economic transformation that is to come. I wanted to go. To a first time issue raised in terms of if the moderators that is the violence against transgender gender. Women of color brought up for the first time by a moderator last night. PBS's you Michel. Synder asked candidates bates how they as president would protect trans lives. And this was Senator Warren's response the transgender community has been marginalized in every way I possible and one thing that the president of the United States can do is lift up attention. Lift up voices. Lift up their lives. Here's a promising Amazon night. We'll go to the Rose Garden once every year to read the names of transgender women. People of Color who have been and killed in the past year. I will make sure that we read their names. So that as a nation we are forced to address the particular vulnerability on on homelessness. I will change the rules. Now that put people in prison based on their birth sex identification rather Dan their current identification. I will do everything I can to make sure that we are in America. That leaves no one behind. We have less thirty seconds but heather mcghee this is a clear contrast between the Republicans and the Democrats Republicans ran on trying to make sure that Trans Children in schools. Also you know were misidentified and had to go to the bathroom. You know. It's great to see the Democratic Party lifting up some of the more marginalized people in in the country and and finally back to where we began with Christian Clarke of Lawyers Committee for civil rights under law as impeachment. Happened this week. Is the debate happened. You Still Have Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell connel pushing through eleven federal District Court judge nominations the significance of the changing of the federal court biggest. It's US I think. Of the trump era and one that we will be wrestling with for decades President trump with the complicity of senator McConnell has managed to transform the judiciary by appointing judges one who don't reflect the diversity of our country to whose views an ideological positions is our extreme and outside the legal mainstream and three judges that are destroying public confidence in the courts ability to be fair fair and independent forums to resolve some of the gravest crises that we face in the country. I think this is going to be one of the top issues for. We have resident Christian Christian. Clark Eric Kahn. Header mcgeown aluminski. Thanks so much I made me Goodman. Thanks so much for joining us.

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"I almost started talking and forgot to turn my microphone in an Atlanta Studio today instead of the Home Studio that I'm I'm used to. I'm doing an event with Governor Kim later today in in Mrs Kemp and I'm all discombobulated this morning. Welcome it is Eric Erickson here. The Erik Erikson show across the state of Georgia. The full number. We'll take your phone calls today. as soon as the phone screener gets back from taking his kid to daycare. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five very randomly. I realize you want me to headlights randomly. I've discovered the downside. I haven't I haven't told you this yet today. I got a black Yukon. Denali GOT FROM JAMILA IN ATLANTA and I've discovered the downside of it being in Atlanta's everybody thinks I'm an uber driver. I pulled up to my hotel last night I use valet. The guy opened the back door of the thing that I would do a starbucks before I came into the studio today and somebody headed to my car and asked if I was there Dr Yup security. Okay okay okay We gotta get into impeachment Because yesterday things did not go go well yesterday for the Democrats but before we get there funny story. I heard the story I. I haven't talked about the story because I wasn't sure it was true. It almost sounded too good to be true but I I heard it from someone who worked for George W Bush and then Hillary Clinton was on the Howard Stern show yesterday and she said the same story. that after the the At the trump inauguration you know whether you say what you will about whether you agree with him in politics now George W. Bush is funny very likable person and one of his former. Staffers told me this had happened. And Hillary confirmed it. That at the trump inauguration after everything was over here the Clinton's were sitting behind the bushes. George W Bush turn around to build. Hillary said well that was some weird poop wasn't it. Oh a summation the last few years in politics is that it's weird poop Yeah you just a funny story now. Bernie Sanders has moved ahead of Elizabeth. Warren among college students He as as her campaign begins to flounder his campaign. is surging yet again. An and she is not very happy about Mike Bloomberg getting into the race. She's not very happy with Bernie Sanders. Moving go ahead of her in fact she went on TV last night and said that she could pay for all of her stuff and give everybody healthcare Medicare for all without raising taxes on the middle class. which even Bernie Sanders has come out and said No? You can't do that. It's mathematically impossible to do without Driving the country off cliff which is kind of funny for Bernie's when Bernie Sanders tells you your fiscal policies going to drive somebody off a cliff. you should probably take notice but Bernie Sanders says that essentially the argument. You gotTa make new classes. Does your taxes are GONNA go up a little bit but your healthcare costs are going to go down so much that you're still gonNA save money. Warren doesn't want to try to make that argument. She went on and she said no she can do this without raising taxes. I don't think that's the case will now. She's decided to set her sights on Mike Bloomberg who the Democrats are really mad about the reason. The Democrats are mad about Mike Bloomberg getting into the race. He's because Bloomberg is now at six percent in the polls I mean remember. Kamla Harris dropped out the other day and Kamla Harris. Is You know it fell less than five percent of the polls Bloomberg comes in and he suddenly at six percent or so. There's this fundamental question is what do you think is broken broken in America and for me. What's broken in America is? We've got a country that is working great for those at the top and economy. That's it's working great for those at the top and a democracy that is working great for those at the top. It's just not working for much of anyone else. And that's why I'm so so concerned about Michael Bloomberg jumping into this race dropping thirty seven million dollars in one week on advice. I don't believe we've that elections ought to be for sale and I don't think as a Democratic Party that we should say that the only way you're going to get elected the only way you're going to be our nominee is either if you are a billionaire or if you're sucking up to billionaires e you know listen. There is a class class warfare rhetoric to be made on the democratic side. I'm just not sure. Elizabeth Warren is the one to make it and more and more people are noticing it. But there's another other side of the story here of just just consider the facts. College students who are progressive activists. Activists are looking at the polling and they've decided to hitch their wagon with the old guy in the race not Donald Trump Joe Biden but Bernie sanders the the college kids who claim they want Diversity they want a woman that they won all the stuff that they're going with the old white dude who's a comedy I mean he actually is a communist. There's some some audio that has circulated in fact a buddy minds sent this to me This morning In fact we can listen to this together. Because I haven't actually listened to this and it's it's from an interview. So I'm I'm I'm there's there can't be any profanity here. This is from a TV Andrew. This Bernie Sanders from the nine thousand nine hundred eighty s Talking about shame that even well I think you can change it politically. I think you change your through tax tax laws. I think you change your through public ownership of significant parts of the economy. Can you practically that very uneven is bution. Well I think you can change it politically. I think you change your through tax tax. Moore's I think you change through through public ownership of significant parts of the economy public ownership of significant parts of the Economy Bernie Sanders. That's what these radical kids on campus. This is one they they wanNA bring on on full communism. It seems like they. They WANNA bring on state ownership of these things is not going so well in places like You don't even have to go to Venezuela just just go to Mexico. It's it's not going well and that's where they want. And so this this the most amazing thing here is that democratically radically oriented college students are going with Bernie Sanders because Elizabeth Warren is not willing to go hard left enough remember Bernie Sanders Awhile. Back said that Elizabeth Warren who was essentially a capitalist and that he was it and that's part of their. That's what distinguishes them. That's a pretty profound statement that he would make about him versus versus Elizabeth Warren. But it's also very interesting statement that He would have to acknowledge it. He would have to acknowledge it and she would have to acknowledge that she has defended while she has problems with capitalism she has defended the capitalist system and has said herself that she is a capitalist capitalist and Bernie Sanders is Very much a socialist. Now she let's just acknowledge She is it's not nearly as as oriented towards capitalism as you are me but at the same time time she is more of a capitalist Bernie Sanders and the hard left. College students are rejecting that they're going for sanders it so what we can induce from this other than we should pay attention to college. Kids is that the democratic students who will be participating in in the primaries are GonNa go super left so let let me. Let's let's step back for a minute. Please let's go up to fifty thousand feet and look survey the landscape you've got progressive students on college campuses going hard left for Bernie Sanders Elizabeth. Warren who is a more viable candidate ended who adopts most Bernie's policies but puts a veneer of the market working on top of them They're rejecting her Elizabeth. Warren is under fire this morning from on progressive activists because she was asked a question last night would she be willing to support a sign into law. A healthcare bill that did did not give Medicare for all but did give an option for for public health care that people could take if they wanted it in other words would she signed it into law a measure that allowed people government healthcare but didn't force them into government healthcare and Elizabeth Warren. She said she would sign it because it's a step in the right right. Direction and progressive activists are Livid With Elizabeth Warren. For being willing to say she would sign that law as a half-measure because they want all or nothing right now. These progressive activists are supporting Bernie Sanders. The Communist over Elizabeth Warren the Socialist. What happens when Joe Biden's their nominee because Joe Biden is in favor of free market health care system? I mean Joe Biden wants a public option. Mind you but Joe Biden and is willing to go with a free market insurance based healthcare system. That's part of his plan. Is You get the option for public But no medicare for all and if you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance now. We know that's probably going to change. If he was elected He would go full on. But that's what he's saying right now. Joe Biden Leiden is also saying he wants to get rid of some of the corporate tax cuts but he wants to leave the middle class tax cuts Joe Biden is also saying that we need a free market and we need a healthy free market. We just need more moral free market. Whatever that means are are the radical socialist students who Democrats a pin their hopes on for turning out in mass in twenty twenty? Are they going to turn out for Joe Biden versus Donald Trump election. If they don't get their radical socialist are are they really because Joe Biden. Can you know he's got A. He's got a history. The Democrats say. Donald Trump is a racist. Joe Biden compromise with the segregationists in the Senate on bussing. Joe Biden stood with Clarence Thomas over Anita Hill. He didn't believe all women. Joe Biden has a history of of standing with rich white parents in Delaware over poor black parents. Joe Biden's a mixed history on on race. Are these people going to be happy with him. But here's the problem. The predominant block of voters in the Democratic primary are going to be eh black women and those black women are going to stand with Joe Biden. It's the rich young white kids who have the problem with Joe Biden and the rich young white kids have inordinate inordinate influence on the Democratic Party. Right now it's black voters who get taken for granted by the Democratic Party now We need to shift gears here because something has just happened. I need to tell you about Here in the last couple of minutes This is breaking news. This morning. Nancy Pelosi Locie has just held a press conference and she has asked the House Judiciary Committee to begin. Drafting articles of impeachment That's a pretty significant step forward for the Democrats. There are serious divisions within the Democratic Party. We are all being led to believe some of the more moderate members of the Democratic Party. Not Unhappy with the effort this morning by Nancy Pelosi but It looks like they're headed in that direction. They are going to proceed with drafting articles of impeachment. We need to discuss the implications of what Nancy Pelosi is doing. And I'm going to go on to commercial break in fighting the audio clips to be able to play when we come back and then at the bottom of the hour congressman. Jody hice from here in Georgia is going to be joining us by phone from Washington. DC when in the course of human events once it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another with those words. Our founders courageously began our declaration of independence from an oppressive monarch for among other grievances. The King's refusal fused to follow rightfully passed laws. In the course of today's events it becomes necessary for us to address among other grievances grievances the president's failure to faithfully execute the law when crafting the Constitution the founders feared the return of the the monarchy in America and having just Florida War of independence. They specifically feared the prospect of King President corrupted by I find influence. Oh boy so. Nancy Pelosi says that we're going to have to draft articles of impeachment. She says is the president's actions have seriously violated the constitution. Our democracy is what is at stake. The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt once again in the election for his own benefit Nancy Pelosi Jody hice Are Georgia Congressman. Going to be joining me here at the bottom of the our to discuss this and the other news. It is a notable event here that she's doing this because Republicans have been increasingly increasingly of the mind that Democrats were getting weary of leery of doin impeachment. That they were you're going to in some case Walk it back. In fact there is concern that the Democrats are overplaying their hand here. You've got some moderate Democrats who are concerned that they just need to deal with this at the ballotbox But we're going to have a situation here where it appears that they're now going to They'RE GONNA re reject the cautious moderate views of some of the members of the Democratic Party. And instead go with with impeachment at least drafting articles of impeachment that was confidence and humility with allegiance to our founders and Hartsell of love for America America today. I'm asking our chairman to proceed with articles of impeachment. I commend our committee. Chairs in our members were there sombor approach to actions which wished the president had not made necessary and signing the declaration of independence. It's our founders invoked a firm reliance on divine Providence Democrats to our prayerful and we will proceed in a manner worthy of are over the oath of office to support and defend the constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic it. Just ask you a question just randomly Who Do the Democrats prey to? These are the people who booed God Being included within the Democratic Party Platform Now here's here's the here's the weird thing is as they had the hearing in the Judiciary Committee yesterday and they had a handful of academics. It was just a handful full of academics. That's all that that those are the only people that they had and suddenly they're gonNA after hearing from three academics who orse one of whom actually said that she can't walk in front of the trump hotel in dc she's got across the street All of them it with the exception. Jonathan Turley who didn't vote for the president All the the three democratic witnesses have all been on the record since before the president was born in office saying he would need to be impeached They they've been out for a while. This is Kinda weird. Here's Jonathan Turley from yesterday. Not on this schedule the one thing. If you look laid out the three impeachments one thing that comes out of those impeachments in terms of what bipartisan support occurred is that impeachments require a certain period of saturation and maturation that is the public has to catch up. I'm not prejudging. What your record which show but if you rush this impeachment you're gonNA leave half the country behind and certainly? That's not what the president to what the framers wanted. You have to give the time to build a record. This isn't an impulse buy item. You're trying to remove a duly elected president of the United States and that takes time it takes work but at the end if you look at Nixon which was the gold standard in this respect the public did catch up. They originally did not support but they changed their mind. You change their mind and so did by the way the courts because you allow these issues to be heard in the court court yes and the Democrats are no Russia. This is one of the things that they want to impeach the president force the president telling people in the White House not to cooperate with the impeachment process. One more time if you impeach a president if you make a high crime and misdemeanor this demeanor out of going to the courts it is an abuse of power. It's your abuse of power. You're doing precisely what you're criticizing icing. The president for doing we have a third branch that deals with conflicts that the other two branches. And what comes out of there and what you do with it is the very definition initiative legitimacy yet one more from Jonathan Turley on the Democrats Arguments and I'd like to start with the issue of bribery. The statement has been made it not just by these witnesses but chairman shift and others that this is a clear case of bribery. It's not and chairman shift. DOC said that it might not fit. Today's definition of bribery but it would fit the definition back in the eighteenth century. Now putting aside ride Mr Shifts turn towards originalism I. I think that it might come as a relief to him and his supporters that his career there will be a short one that there is not an originalist future. In that argument. The bribery theory being put forward is says Floyd in the eighteenth century as it is in this country. Yes it is The Democrats have real problems here with how they're going to proceed the largest issue though being gene that the voters in this country are not only divided but There's a growing sentiment among independent voters that they should just deal with this collection. Now you should know. Independent voters overwhelmingly are opposed to the president in polling right now in the election but they are willing to deal with this at the ballot box. They got lots of problems with this. Well we're going to get a newsmaker line here at the bottom of the hour congressman. Jody hice is going to join me to talk about this issue and the other issues of the day in Congress and how these wonderful members of Congress are so distracted. They're not actually doing anything. It is Eric Erickson here across the state of Georgia right now from the North Georgia mountains to the Florida line from the chattahoochee the Atlantic Ocean. You can hear my foist across for better or worse. I'm in all parts of the state now and we've got joining me by phone this morning from Washington. DC Congressman Jody. hice how are you doing. Great Eric. Good to talk with you. Glad your voice is heard throughout the whole state so we well I. We're on a on a soft launch and in a large talk station. Now I'll have to text you privately. What's happened I'll be announcing that soon. But Yep we're we're all over the state now now he I also all over the state this morning. All the buzz about Nancy Pelosi Wanting to file articles of impeachment. I gotTa Tell You Congressman I. I suffered through that hearing yesterday. Okay and I have a hard time seeing where they go with this Yeah the the the sink is. The ship is sinking. There's no question and yet here you you know what what amazed me was the arrogance with which she come came out saying that. This whole thing is uncontested. I mean Eric. That is just an outright live. This has been contested from the very beginning. I mean we've been fighting every issue there has there has not been any evidence that the Democrats Democrats brought forth and for them to say that The the guilt or the president is uncontested is just laughable if if you didn't think that that they were serious about it It is contested there. There has been no evidence of quid pro quo or any of the other Bribery extortion extortion obstruction. Any of the things are bringing forth The only place where those type of accusations have come from I have been from there. Cherry picked witnesses is who most of them have been second third fourth hand information. Well it not just the third fourth hand information we we know several several of the people who have testified have access to grind against the president and in have had since before he was even sworn into office wanting to plot impeachment. And and we've got still got this curious unexplained situation of the shift team coordinating with the whistle blower. And now we know if current media reports are true through That an associate of of the alleged whistle blower was hired by shift day after his team met with was largest seemed like they've been coordinating this for a while. Well they have and like you said from even before the president was inaugurated. They were Talking about we need to impeach this this individual and you know I mean it's it's come down to the fact that they do not accept the Duly elected president sixty three million Americans. They don't like it. They don't like his commitment to drain the swamp. They don't like the fact that he's doing what he said that he would do. And there from the very beginning. They said they were going. I want to try to impeach him. And you know all these other Attempts be it. The Russian collusion Investigation down onto the Ukraine investigation. It's been a perpetual attempt from the Democrats to go from one haystack. After another in hopes of finding a needle needle somewhere that they can then come up and say look. This is why we need to impeach the president but they've been trying to pursue this since day one From from when when he was elected. Well there's there's the other side issue here. The Jonathan Turley raise yesterday that The polling has been moving against the Democrats not towards the Democrats. The longer this has gone on and the Democrats. It looks like now. They're going to open a full fishing rushing expedition and get off just Ukraine and go go into every aspect they can possibly find. Yeah I mean that's exactly what I'm saying. They're looking for every haystack. They can in hoping that somewhere. There's GonNa be a needle that they can come up and say a HA. Look what we found. And this is just not the way we do things in America. and is dangerous dangerous. It is shameful to me Both Eric what the Democrats are doing. And the fear of the precedent that they are establishing I mean even even the fact they subpoenaed phone records from Giuliani. I mean are we now going down a path that that anyone can just they can just subpoena phone records of anyone. I mean and there. You're talking the the attorney of the president. There's some executive privilege there. I would certainly think as well as some Client privilege that I mean you talk about abuse of power The real abuse of power here is coming from Democratic Party who it's so entrenched with hatred with the president that they are doing unprecedented acts. And even you know I was for the first two months of this thing part of the oversight committee in the dungeons so to speak in the basement with the shift hearings And Eric I can tell you've never seen anything more unfair more rigged then what those hearings were. What those depositions were we were not allowed to depose anyone? We were not allowed to subpoena Even some of our questions were not allowed to be asked. We were not allowed to talk to media about it But they lined up all their witnesses. The the president was not allowed Out to defend himself. This whole thing has been rigged from the get-go and you talk about an abuse of power. It has been one hundred percent in my opinion coming from the Democratic Party. It seems we this. Entire impeachment process has been driven by mythology I it was was. The president collaborated with the Russians and then Muller exposed that no he actually hat and collaborate with the Russian so then they went to a quid pro quo which didn't work for the American people so now it's bribery. But the underlying myth of it all is that the Russians stole the election. And he's an illegitimate president. And so we've got to get rid of the illegitimate president who was helped by Vladimir Putin despite there being no evidence of that case and it just it seems like they've they. They've booed God at the Democratic Convention and now they've created their own mythology to replace him. That's a that's a great analogy and I and I think it's Very much accurate and fortunately we're going to have their Pfizer report coming Out on Monday from G. Horowitz and I think what we're going to find there is even the their Russian collusion whole fe that the dossier ca I mean we we know that Hillary Clinton and the DNC was involved in putting that together and and financing. It put putting together a false a document from which they they got a FIS a warrant to spy on the president and other members of his campaign. It's just unthinkable. What's taking place? The abuse the way this thing has been rigged and yet still even with all that advantage with them putting forth the dossier with them putting forth an entire rigged impeachment inquiry. They have found zero evidence of any wrongdoing and the president. It's all If you need look no no. Further than the transcript itself now quid pro quo no pressure. I mean it's just insane and yet they're continuing to push for impeachment and while they're pushing for impeachment The entire legislative agenda in the house has gone off the rails including dealing with former issues here in Georgia the revisions to Nafta that people. We're trying to get through there. Seems like the houses in capable of multitasking. Hey great point listen. It is utterly absolutely shameful. What the Democrats that's are doing in this impeachment thing but it is equally shameful? What they are not doing and that is legislating? I mean we have. US MCA We've got funding ending our military for crying out loud funding our government. These things are. The clock is ticking. These things are running out and there is not even discussion about funding our military right now. It is all all the oxygen and the room is being taken out over the impeachment issue and then neglect of doing what the American people sent us here to do is absolutely stunning. The the Democrats are not not even our national security is at risk the longer we go and not funding our military and yet they're not even discussing about passing the DA At this point nor the government nor US MCA nor lowering drug drug prices nor the farmers. I mean we have a whole list of issues that the Democrats are excellent absolutely being negligent about Simply because of their obsession with impeaching the president and I'm deeply concerned that we're GONNA get to the end of the year with with one of these continuing resolutions and they're suddenly going to it. Create a crisis by having refused to do their job and try to rush through another spinning package that blows the budget that no one's had time to to look at an in you chip Roy Mark Meadows and a few others are going to say. Wait a second we we need to actually look and see what we're spending money on and then they're going to blow you up and make you the bad guy yet again for them. Not doing their job. Yeah absolutely in fact we as the Freedom Caucus they're going to be meeting about that very issue again This afternoon but you're exactly right The the lack factor of Of being responsible with our with our budget with our finances with the tax payers the hard working Americans in the willingness. I mean see this coming coming the week before Christmas they're gonNA come out with a an absurd Omnibus Bill And everyone's going to want to be going home for Christmas and yet they're going to retire hands here and say to vote for this. We're not going to go. That's the way that's the way this place works. It's that type of thing that makes the American people sick and disgusted with Washington. DC and. I am grateful as you mentioned the chip Roy and Mark Meadows a host of others in the Freedom Caucus and some others or joining together. To say we've got how to put a stop to this and we've got to get responsible spending It's going you know we just passed Twenty three trillion dollars. And I don't think I heard the word about it up here mentioned he. It's awful and awful to see Look I appreciate you in the Freedom Caucus actually making making a stand on on this and I get tired of getting angry text messages in the middle of the night from cheap roy over the national debt always endear. Listen you're not the elevator to it. Gave you a little comfort. You're not the only one who sees a in. His wife tells me she makes him come to the rest of us because she's tired of hearing about it to the listen congressmen I wanna wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year you you and your family I know you've had some ups and downs this year with with the family and I just I appreciate thank you so much and appreciate your friendship and appreciate you willing to stop buying spend some time this morning. Always happy to Eric and do you and your family as well. I know you've had some issues but God God bless you and We're just so grateful for you for your powerful voice. Your influential voice. We appreciate it so much. Thank you very much congressman. Jody hice from here in Georgia Great guy good friend I love that guy. is his willingness to stand up and pick a fight and you know he makes a valuable the point here on on the debt and the deficit that it is a bipartisan issue. The Senate Republicans right now are dealing with the continuing resolution. They're going to get it to the House of Representatives lives in getting it to the house. Representatives they're gonNA have to rely on democratic votes to get the continuing resolution passed and it's going to continue to explode the national debt Adjust to absurd proportions and the Democrats are going to pass that to keep the government open. I and I do have to wonder. We're at this moment. Pelosi is doing articles of impeachment What does the president does the president shut down down the government? I mean you know. They're not doing anything else. They're not passing the US MCA. They're not passing Any of the other stuff that there's bipartisan consensus on. Because they're they're focused on impeachment. They're not funding the wall. They're not doing anything. By the way whatever happened to the concentration camps at the border I you know if if the Democrats were really convinced there were concentration camps at the border. What why aren't why is it that an impeachment? We it seems to me. They made a big stink about that during the middle of the year. But they're not during the articles of impeachment contemplating on on concentration camps of the border. was they fired up the democratic base with that they were lying there not that concerned with it. They're not doing these other things. I wonder if the president shuts down the government again. At the end of the year he might as well shut down the government. What does he have to lose at this point shutting down the government? What does he have to lose it in He knows at this point. He's not going to the Senate is not going to convicting. There's going to be a huge distraction. The Senate is not going to convict him. In polling suggests independent voters are frustrated with what's happening in the House representatives with the Democrats. This is going to be a very interesting Christmas political season in Washington. DC When we come back I WANNA play a little little more from the impeachment hearings? There's actual funny grievance coming from Democrats about what Jerry Nadler did yesterday in the House of Representatives additives with the Judiciary Committee one of the humorous things to come out of the Democrats hearing yesterday where they had the academics dimick's who were The academics who board everyone to death with their arguments I I do have to say Although although Republicans Kinda ridiculed them they the lady in particular who was somewhat nuts she still actually did a pretty good job Making a case for the Democrats even though she clearly had trump derangement syndrome. This is the woman new. Couldn't walk across the street and made the terrible joke about Barron trump but they haven't been able to convince anyone this is the joke she made about Barron trump. Just a lame joke okay. It wasn't an attack on Barron trump but the Democrats say you're not allowed to bring up the president's kids or eat at least when Barack Obama was president you can't bring up politicians kids. They're attacking Jeb Bush for pointing. We know that Elizabeth Warren Son with private schools. Here's here's the professor on Barron trump an article to give him the power to do anything he wants. And I'll just give you one example simple that shows you the difference between him and king which is the constitution says there can be no titles of nobility so all the president can name his son Barron. He can't make him a baron so funny. Well we'll on. Trump wasn't very happy about this chairman wet purposes. A Gentleman Greg ignition seeking consent to enter into a record. Heard a tweet that the first lady of the United States just issued within the hour that says quote a minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of Politics Pamela Karlan. You should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously by public. Yeah she did by the way apologize for trying to drag Barron trump into the impeachment impeachment proceedings. But so do you have these these four people there one Republican witness Jonathan Turley. Who by the way is is a fan of the president But he had the three we. Democrats academics One of our listeners From Oh was it coming. Jasper somewhere up there. Tex e e mailed it yesterday and said that that one guy from Harvard look like you just flown in on a broomstick from hogwarts that gives you a sense of these people who were on the stage age. Well Al Green Alga read Black Democratic representative. Who is very angry with Jerry Nadler yesterday? Why well whole Speaker Arise because I love my country but I also rise today with heartfelt regrets? It hurts my heart Mr Speaker to see the Judiciary Committee hearing experts on the topic of impeachment. One of the seminal issues of this Congress hearing experts Mr Speaker and not one person of color among the experts. What's subliminal message? Are we sending to the world when we have AH experts but not one person of color always saying that there are no people of color who are experts on this topic of impeachment. You're what is the message that we're sending Mr Speaker. If I am wrong I will apologize but if the committee is wrong if the congress is wrong what will it do. Mr Speaker. People of Color for too long have been ignored by one party and taken for granted by the other too often. This happens not always but too often. It happens opens Mr Speaker. I refuse to be ignored and taken for granted. I came here to represent the people who are ignored and taken for granted. Had it not one person of color among the constitutional scholars not one person color among the constitutional national scholars. And what are they get out of it. A bunch of bad press. I mean this is a discussion from this is from. MSNBC question question of impeachment. I think is pretty set. Any what's interesting I thought about Professor Charlie's argument and he remember he was called by Republicans. The other three were called by Democrats. Democrats was not that president. Trump should not be impeached. He was talking again about the process. That you still had more to prove. Maybe he should be impeached. But we're not there yet take what he said about. We're about during the Clinton impeachment. Yeah and if you take the Republicans argument that Democrats Doc. Rats have been moving towards impeachment from the time he got elected. I mean we're three years at so banker saying surly keep saying this be erected fast impeach but it really depends on how you count and the Clinton case. The House voted to impeach you seventy two days after it authorizing inquiry and it's been seventy one day since Pelosi up inquiry force I trump the Republicans argue Democrats voted for impeachment since today trump was inaugurated. And that sounds. We're one thousand forty eight days in. Yeah in listen and Joe and I are friends but I gotta point out to him that the Republicans had a special prosecutor will actually the Janet Reno had a special prosecutor look into Clinton and he did a very thorough report and sent that Congress. It was seventy two days after that report that they began the impeachment process And they still conducted further hearings. And that's not the case here. They've they've tried to do an investigation and everything else within seventy one days that is rushing it Jonathan Swan also I think He was on Fox News from Jonathan's from Axios the best accident of any reporter in Washington to. Nothing can happen that that is outside of new material facts that had damaging that go well beyond. What is there at the moment? Today's hearing men's nothing there were no new fact witnesses. There was no new evidence that moved the ball. Republicans could Pirouette and show off their knowledge of parliamentary procedure and rules. To Stymie the Democrats you had three Democrat witnesses say that The president trump behavior was egregious. Clearly impeachable You met the definition of bribery. You had a republican witness. WHO said that it would set a dangerous person and they wouldn't and here? We are at the end of the day. I agree with both of my colleagues here. We haven't changed anything. I haven't changed anything. Nothing nothing changed I. They haven't heard from John Bolton they haven't heard for Mick Mulvaney they haven't heard from Russ vote vote. They haven't heard from any of these people and they're going to rush forward. I can tell you the so this is going to go to the Senate and the Senate's going to say I'm sorry folks. There's no there there her when we come back Kelly Leffler being attacked already. I was reminded again over the weekend. How ingenious quips design is? I'm talking about the electric toothbrushes Russia. It vibrates every thirty seconds at pulses. So you know did change it around your mouth. You get a very even brushing. Listen I've been using the quit for three years ears now. Maybe I'm on my second. One actually accidentally broke my first one My fault not their fault In any of it they sent me a new one and over the weekend and a I I guess I left it running or I don't know the battery died. I'm assuming just kept getting turned on in my bag as I was traveling. And but man you just you slide relied on top of it often. It's just a single triple battery in in the battery lasts for months and you get a new brush head every three months and with that they send you new AAA battery. 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The full number if you would like to be a part of the program eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five now full disclosure. I Know Oh that there were folks who wanted to call in. Yesterday we had issues with being able to get phone calls in yesterday where we're taking care of today. People who wanted to weigh in on Kelly Leffler Leflore. I've been saying the law flirts. Leffler Kili Leffler. If you WANNA call in in state your opinion on Brian Kemp's pick For the US Senate. You are more than happy be to do so at the bottom of the hour. Chris Burns is going to join me from dynamic money to talk about Christmas spending debt. Worry all that sort of stuff. There's a study out that a majority of a majority of Americans are only just now paying off debts incurred from last year's Christmas ms purchases which is just amazing So I wanted to talk about him. You talk about that with him. Among other things but You should know that the Senate majority majority PAC which is the Democrats Opposition research firm is the inhouse opposition research attack organ of the Senate Democrats. It's in Washington. DC They have begun to level their first attack on Kelly. Leffler I WANNA play this ad for you and then we can laugh about it together. It really is kind of pathetic It was even Democrats last night. Were saying oh I guess Kim made a good pick if this is the best. We're going to do Here it is. It has chosen Kelly Leffler as as appointment to the. US Senate her appointment could face some backlash though. It is a controversy being played out across social media. Some conservative critics are taking to twitter. They don't like it. I think Kim is locked and loaded into Leffler as being his pig as listen for Pampers some friction. But I'm going with Leffler. Here are some of her perceived weaknesses. She has never held political stop stop. She's never held political office. Because that's a weakness. That's that's one of the weaknesses the Democrats want to highlight. She's never held political office. Meaning voters have never. Actually he said this is our person. Yeah there's a lot of money behind this just here. Quell if giving lots of money to Republican causes makes you qualify to become Georgia's next. US A senator than businesswoman. Kelly Laughlin may be almost overqualified the Federal Election Commission sideshows donations from Kelley Waffler to mostly Republican causes hurling more than six hundred thousand dollars. Since just the start of last year which means as politician Leffler may have the means to finance statewide election if you can kick start your own campaign by putting in hundreds of thousands of dollars not millions of dollars. Then you're one step ahead Have I don't think it's an ideological I it's they look at it as a business transacted. So now there's texts at the end of the ad there's texts. Who is Kelly? Leffler Mega Donor Unknown Record Illinois transplant. So so this. Is the attack on the senator designate from Georgia. That she's given money to Republican Causes Kid. She she doesn't have a record. Oh no she's not a professional politician and white for it. She moved to Georgia Georgia. Like a million other Georgians. Kelly Leffler moved to. This is the best they've got. Hi We're going to attack you because you love to state so much you move to it. You can't be that state Senator 'cause you're from Illinois Illinois. You don't want to a Yankee to the Senate do you Georgia. I bet she says eggs like my mother so my mother-in-law's from southern Illinois and she's legs and eggs not eggs eggs. It's a it's an Illinois thing I'm if I ever interview Kelly Leffler. I'm going to have to say what is the white or that comes from the backside of a chicken call is she says A. We'll know you're a Yankee trampling sampling like my mother. My my kids give my mother-in-law from Illinois the hardest time with legs and eggs. Yes and it's fairly. It's not her pronunciation it's there from Eldorado Illinois which is Southern Oi Kelly suffers from northern Illinois. Eh Eg see if she says egg suddenly. You're you're Illinois transplant. Does it better. She's been here long enough to speak language my mother-in-law's other laws been here for fifty. Some odd years and she still says a boy. So Yeah Ah so this is this is their attack This this is their attack on Kelly. Leffler that she's not a politician but she's given money to Republican causes also. Also you should know there. There's a separate attack that she has Moved into a mansion in in Buckhead in Atlanta now for those of you outside. I'm broadcasting from Atlanta today. Actually I've got an event with governor Kip this evening. A charitable Vin. I'm doing with a Ugh the governor and first lady and so I'm up in Atlanta and Buckhead is the ritzy part of Atlanta As my Buddy Neil Bortz you say on the radio a butthead Atlanta Buckhead there. Now there's a buckhead Georgia you. Can you can actually hear me in buckhead George W at Athens That's a beautiful awful rural part of the state I love in Buckhead. Atlanta tried to get Buckhead Georgia Zip code and Buckhead Georgia refused. WHO's to to hand over their name? Zip Code to the area of North Atlanta known as butthead So Kelly Leffler lives in a mansion on West Paces ACIS ferry which is the same road. The governor's mansion is on and the House. She lives in its fifteen thousand square feet personally. When I'm rich enough to build a house and on the billionaire I'm going to have a house bigger than that? I'm actually Kinda surprised. She lives in house that small mall for the amount of money she makes. It's a it's a fifth. Listen it's Arthur blank's former house. I thought Arthur still live there. I was GONNA go. Roll it After the Falcons beat the saints. But I'm glad I didn't because it turns out. He doesn't live there anymore. I mean. No offense to Falcons fans. I'm from Louisiana. I'm required to root for the saints when they play anybody But is so she lives in Arthur blank south. I wish so now that I I'm hoping to meet this lady. And maybe become friends with sir. I wish he would buy Arthur's House Hilton head because we stay in St Pines and Hilton Head in Arthur's got a beautiful house in Sea Pines. This is very nice brick house on a on a big section land right off the golf course Right on the beach it's gorgeous. I didn't know what was his house. But apparently it's arth house in Hilton head and I want to live in that house and if she just like. Give me the garage apartment. In that House I would be happy. She used by it though from Arthur or Arthur. If Arthur's listening somebody knows Arthur. Tell Arthur I just want to looks like the side yard of that house in Hilton head. I'll pitch tint I'm happy to but the idea that Oh my goodness she. She's a billionaire and lives. It a nice. Do you know David Perdue. He's the now soon to be senior senator from Georgia. He lives lives in Thailand. You know in Sea Island. I'd never been to Seattle. And until Gosh in in in now you can actually hear me on the radio down Out Down there I used to hear about cottages at Sea Island. My wife worked for a guy who had a cottage at Seattle. Now I don't know about you people and I use that term enduringly you people but when I hear the word cottage I think quaint. Little tiny place with that str- roof cottage c island means STUCCO in and read Spanish Tiled Mansion. I mean they weren't. We're talking ten thousand square foot houses. In those are cottages. Only rich people would build a a five six seven thousand square foot house and call it a cottage. But you got the cottages in Thailand and David Listen God bless him I love David Purdue. And he's a successful businessman if he wants to live in a cottage at Oetzi island that that several thousands letting I don't care it's his right. God bless him for being successful. Why are the Democrats attacking people for being successful Kelly? Leffler is a successful businesswoman in her own right who then married a successful man. They've had a successful marriage now for fifteen in years and they live in a giant house. That's not as giant as as my future house is going to be. And so what what about it. We're GONNA start attacking people based on the size of their house and again. This is the major attack from the Democrats today. She's a mega a good donor for the GOP. Okay so So she's not allowed to give money to causes. She supports she has an unknown record. She's not a professional politician so she's not a professional politician And that's supposed to be bad. I thought that's what we wanted these days and their last attack is that she's from Illinois Annoy She's from Illinois now. This is remarkable it. It is remarkable because you should want people to move to Georgia and you should want to ensure that people who come to Georgia are willing to make a name for themselves in Georgia willing to be involved in the state of Georgia willing to engage in the state of Georgia willing to be involved politically in the state of Georgia to attack someone. Because they've moved to the state of Georgia. It seems to be rather silly. And that's the attack. The Senate Democrats are making on Kelly. Letter that that's their entire attack on her. which suggests now that Governor Kemp is actually made a brilliant pick for those of you who are perturbed by this in there are a number of people in the conservative grassroots? Who actually are upset with Governor for making this pick They wanted Doug Collins. I I gotTa Tell You Had Doug Collins been the pick we would not have had this gym some of a statement from college yesterday in the House of Representatives. But you know what I also say here is quotes like this. There must never be. A narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment supported by one of our major political parties or imposed by another such an impeachment will produce divisiveness bitterness and politics for years to come and we'll call into question the legitimacy of our political institutions. The American people were watching. They will not forget you have the votes. You may have the muscle but you do not have legitimacy of a national consensus or the constitutional imperative. The partisan coup-d'etat will go down in infamy in the history of the nation. How about this this one? I think the key point is that the Republicans are still running a railroad job with no attempt fair procedure and today when Democrats offered amendments offered motions and committee to say we should should I discuss and adopt standards so that we know we're dealing with standards for impeachment. It was voted down a ruled out of order. When we say the important thing is to start looking at the question before we simply have a vote with no no real inquiry I that was voted down in ruled out of order so frankly the whole question of what materials should be released and what is secondary but that's all we discussed the essential question here? It is which is to set up a fair process as to whether the country put this country through an impeachment proceeding that was ruled. Out of order the refute publicans refused to let us discuss it. Those are all chairman Knadler before he was chairman. Doug Collins Throw in Jerry Nadler's words in his face which set the stage for the impeachment hearing yesterday in in the House Judiciary Committee? That wouldn't have happened. If Doug Collins were being moved over to the Senate and I understand people wanted calls in the Senate I think Doug Collins would be a brilliant United States senator. He he really would Collins would be awesome in the Senate but it wasn't to be and I honestly think God puts us in places for reason and Doug Collins Being Judiciary Committee That's where he needs to be right now and we wouldn't have had that gym yesterday. They had he moved Maybe one day he can move to the Senate. Listen I think the World Doug Collins I have gotten to know him over the last couple years really really liked the guy Really I really would have loved for him to be in the Senate He was not my choice to be in the Senate if the governor was picking someone because I think the governor bringing in an outsider. WHO's not already in politics? makes a good way to shake up the game. Kelly Leffler wasn't my choice But it was the governor's choice and it is at this point what it is. And she is the senator designating the question is does she go to Washington and prove herself and show that she's a conservative in in you know to some degree that the the process here we get to buy the apple. She's going to be on the ballot in twenty twenty inch is going to be in two thousand twenty two so she's going to have to maintain her conservative credentials for the next year her and then two more years and if not we'll be able to to challenge her but if she is the conservative she says he is. Everybody will be happy. And we'll move on from. I'm this and the governor of gotten someone who the Democrats are attacking For having the audacity to move to Georgia to move to Georgia as long as she can say eggs and not eggs. I think we'll be okay. Have you seen the white rate vans from facebook. I mean they're they're not like Zuckerberg's not running rate bands. Mind you. There's no facebook logo white vans out like kidnapping your wives and daughters and have not but apparently on facebook facebook There is A. There's this this shrimp that it went viral because the facebook algorithm that white vans. Are you know those white fifteen passenger van they're circulating neighborhoods and Grabbing girls and women in parking lots and off the street Fredin and smuggling them away for human trafficking and and raping them in all sorts of stuff. It's not true. Okay so I gotta say I had a friend of mine asked me last week. If I had heard about this I just assumed it was a new story and he was. He was very very serious with me. That in a in more than one location in the United States People driving white vans that appears to be organized. Ms Thirteen you know or or MSG whatever the Mexican gang not the the Asian Food Gang. I guess that would be the. MSG Gang this is the MS thirteen gang They are apparently behind these white vans. And they're sending people into human trafficking and all that. Well I mean he was here he is like I'm thinking man was on the news. What was this no? CNN CNN is running a story about this today. Terrifying rumors initially propelled by facebook algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans or kidnapping women all across across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts will there is a short supply on those leg lamps from the Christmas movie. Thank you so I guess they need new legs. While there's no evidence to suggest this is happening. Much less on a national coordinated scale a series of viral facebook post. I created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city issued a warning on the rumors. The latest online induced panic shows l.. Viral pace facebook posts can still paranoia in make people believed that spotting something as common as a white van can be deemed suspicious dolt park near a white Ed. Of course it was the Baltimore Mayor. Who said this course the Baltimore Mayor? Let's not worry about gang violence in Baltimore or the police killing being people. No no no. Let's worry about the imaginary White Van. There's no hard evidence of any phenomenon happening in in Baltimore. Unconfirmed reports of suspicious white vans and Baltimore and other cities across the US have been shared hundreds of thousands of times on facebook. y'All listen if it's on the Internet it must be true I think that's people's motto these days And if you see it on facebook this reminds me of my wife telling me You know there's there's there's a gang initiation. My wife has a Harley. There's gang initiation now. Where they they try to? They kill people motorcycles. This is unlike Christie. Where'd you hear this this and read a friend of her shared on facebook? I'm I'm I don't WanNa pick on my wife and her motorcycle friends and but y'all all the the amount of things that are circulated on facebook now as if they're true really odds are if it's on facebook particularly can I be really Lee Frank with you if your mom sharing it on facebook the odds are probably not true and just the number of people were these stories is crazy and it's escalating I in their these viruses. What was the other one? Oh Oh so. This goes back to the nineteen eighties in the razor blades. Aides in the candy And that was before facebook that was even before email but the razor blades in people's candy. And you know that that you know the crazy people who were handing out the Caramel caramel apples and the caramel was poisoning. First of all. I don't know who the hell is ever handed out a caramel apple for for Halloween. No Kid is going to a house. That's getting caramel apples. We've actually got people in our neighborhood who hand out the little. What is it the Jack? What's his name tracks on? Halloween is is of the devil and kids. Who Celebrate Halloween or going to hell? We've got those people but even they don't hand out the CARAMEL apples. The only people I know of who would hand out of Caramel apple would be a dentist. Who Wants Your Business But you got the the razor blades in the candy and and then you've got the poison candy and this year it was the game. It's always the gang initiations to the initiation was to kill the white kids who are dressed up In different costumes for Halloween. That came the week before the gang. Initiation to kill the motorcyclists I I'm just not willing Colin to go down the rabbit hole of viral facebook posts. But some people are so. I'm just telling you if there's a white van in your neighborhood hood the odds are they're not trying to kidnap your wife or your daughter to sell them into human trafficking and sell them for parts the odds are it is the the CIA. Kill van looking for Jeffrey Epstein's killers. That's really what the white vans are for the CIA. They're they're snooping on you and the white vans there you gotta worry about the CIA eight not the human traffickers. When you see the white van come through or could just be movers or someone with a large family? I never have people in Studio with me because I'm always in my bunker studio when Macon and there's no room I would actually. I may find Jimmy Hoffa eventually when I clean out the office because I don't think the last time I cleaned my office. He was the summer. And I'm passive passive aggressive about cleaning my office because I go out of town after fleeing my office in everybody puts all their junk in my office and do it so I I'm in Atlanta. I got a charity with Governor and and I firstly this afternoon and so I asked Chris Birch to call it and he decided to come by the studio so I actually I like surrounded with people which I never him. Well it's fantastic and I loved you talking about about your mother Or are we comparing mothers during the break and the idea like razor blades and candy because every Halloween for me was all of my candy. Being checked. Act For various weaponry hidden inside of Hershey's chocolate and you mentioned the hypodermic. I totally forgot about the hypodermic needles. That when we have with my grandmother Yeah we could not go to a movie theater without my mom She was sure that people were shot. You know stuff being the hypodermic needles into the seats. We're all GonNa get AIDS nineties yes that it was and that was before facebook viral stuff. Oh yeah the chain letters in the mail and the and the Party line at that point was just oprah. Yeah ooh yes it. Is You know my grandmother and this is not why Christmas here to talk my grandmother. I I e all this is a true story. My family kid can contest to this. That my grandmother would watch oprah but before Oprah would come on the young and the restless would come on and she and her best friend simple woodside would watch it together in separate houses on the phone together talking about it and inevitably. Victor Newman from young and the restless wind up on the church prayer list. So it's basically what we did. With game of thrones. Yeah pretty much we would just sit on the cellphone on the APP and text each other and talk yes they would do that with the restless and then but they would put. Victor Newman on the prayer list. As opposed to yes JON. Snow never made it on my church. UPBRAID from everyday man was a big deal for me are so I the reason I wanted to have Chris come in From dynamic money you can go to dynamic money dot COM Chris Chris Actually Is My wife and my financial adviser by the way our home refi been paid off my credit cards with your advice. Fantastic zero balances on all my credit cards. Now thanks to us and now you're going to go by the big screen. You've always been. Listen I now apparently have one hundred thousand dollars between credit cards that I can go like buy something with. That's perfect. Yeah Tesla. Maybe that's what we advise. Every client is totally. Get the credit card bed with everything you dreamed of. Its money free money. So there's a story in the Wall Street Journal last week right for Thanksgiving that a majority They said it was a majority of Americans Have just now or are just in the process of paying off debts from Christmas presents from last Christmas. Sure that's crazy to me. Yeah so this is the most dangerous time of most one of the time of year and establish all that great stuff but definitely the most dangerous time of year about half of holiday. Shopping is done already. It's done by December third and I for the record. I hate those people because I have started. Well we won't talk about anyway but the other half is people like me and you that we think it's a great concept concept to have laid out a budget and say how much I'm going to spend but then three days before Christmas we are going crazy buying all these presence and and if you're that kind of person what happens is you just want to create this ideal holiday for the kids but then you spend way more than you ever planned on spending and suddenly January rolls around and your Amex Bill is insane and not the add. Insult the injury here but right now we're sitting on the highest interest rates ever on credit cards so the key to to making sure that you don't wind up all year paying off credit card debt that you incur. This month is deciding right. Now how much you're gonNA spend and a lot of people have that that is very difficult for folks because they go. They don't want to think about it they just went into the holidays etc.. You will enjoy the holiday so much more if you've put some sort of boundaries or guidelines around how much you're spending the first of all I. I didn't clarify for listening audience. It's really cute that Chris thinks I actually set a budget for Christmas. This budget budget. I mean Congress doesn't even do a budget anymore. Why should I? I would never look at Congress as an example for how to plan any sort of spending No Ah I would almost call it an anti budget. So if you're a person who thinks budgeting is a four letter word which I do too the first budget I ever got When I was first married this? CPA Yea gave me a budget. Template that I knew from church and literally had a line item for toothpaste and it was that detailed because he was tracking. I spend eight dollars a year on toothpaste Jason. So this is how much every month and at that point I decided I hate budgets right but if you approach it from the other side I call it like almost an anti budget concept is saying in our what is our primary desire this season and then you can use this for the whole years well but for Christmas specifically what is our primary desire. Okay how much is that going to cost. Lost all right and you work backwards from that and then you're able to say well maybe we won't get this fifteenth gift for our second cousin or whatever it is because we don't have the money for it because because our primary desire is and you've already defined that so start with what it is that you're passionate about that you know you want this season and that could be giving could be the gifts you give to your family. Family could also be charitable charitable. It could be alcohol for some some of us in studio talking about But once you define find that then suddenly you're motivated because budgets are terrible right. It's all it is awful to sit and look at the numbers and go. Oh we don't have enough to do what we want. So flip it and go okay. Well what is the most important thing to us and now we're actually excited about that and that helps us to find what to cut out. That doesn't doesn't work for you for someone that hits budgeting yep it does I I gotTa Take Care of my wife and my kids and inevitably of course my wife. You don't have to be anything for Christmas. And that's a dangerous trap wrap yes. It totally is in fact every time I hear it wait. I got my cell defect here. We need to play it admiral. Akbar it's a trap. Yes that's my a tweet. That's my dad. Give Him my Momma Gym membership one year for you. Yeah you've told me which was a rough. Yeah well I don't give her the pelt on learned yet. Yeah exactly right But I see a lot of people that it's like in this and I I mean the worst experience I have with this and actually shared this. I think on this show and I was guest hosting for you. The the worst thing I had in this was when we got so excited as a young married couple about giving gifts and then literally. We spent so much money because we weren't tracking it that the day after Christmas we had to ask my parents for the gifts. We'd given them back so we can go return them because as we were over bank account and so for me I mean and I'll tell that story just to first of all people listing can go. It can't get much worse than that right. But secondly secondly just that when you define how much you're gonNA spend and what your priorities are then. Suddenly it's like you have freedom you have freedom within that and then there is nothing better. The best gift to give yourself is walking into the new year without this incredible burden of this debt that you now have hanging over you about a gift that might not that have been that important. I mean how many people give gifts feel obligated to give gifts to every single person in their life when that could put them in a financial hole. That's just not a healthy way eight of you. The Christmas season in I I feel guilty. Sometimes the the people I know I wanna get something for particular people in. Am I going to Bust my budget. Shit too am I gonNA bankrupt myself making someone else happy for Christmas. You have to buy less alcohol true pain. I have a great bourbon collection. You know this I. That's part of my credit card bill that I paid exactly right but I but I think it's. That's the other thing you can do is have honest conversation. How how often often is happened where everyone in the family feels like? They need to give gifts to everybody else. But the family keeps growing so now you have like eighteen nephews and nieces and if you would just have an honest conversation then everybody would have a huge sigh of relief because no one wants to go out and spend insane amounts of money just because of obligation but because we don't talk talk about it because it feels awkward dimension. We end up spending way more than we would then honestly healthy for our budgets so have those conversations and I promise you January is GonNa I feel better when we finally my wife's family there are so many grandkids that we've finally done the draw names in one. GRANDKID gets a present for one other grandkid. Oh yeah that's the way it actually works. You put a spending limit on it and the kids all love it and it sits oblast. and You I don't know the we had that turning point which we did the same thing with my my brother and his family. We had that turning point. It was such a relief to me to not feel like I had my list of twenty eight different people that had to get a gift because honestly the whole point of Christmas I in my mind is if I have those extra dollars. Maybe we can pay down debt now. We can walk in the New Year feeling good. Maybe we have more to give to things that we actually all care about like nonprofit to charities this time of year who cares about them. Well you have to have have a soul Eric. I was a lawyer. They they they take it in law school. They'll give it back to you. That's exactly right but that's I think an and also one of the things I've done that has has been neat as when you bring your kids into this conversation. which most people again don't do not not talking about me? I need to do this with my kids. I mean I guess I need to do with myself I will yeah. It's always good to start with you. Know My name is Eric and I'm a alcoholic and then you know that whole been too much money now but my my four year old. Doesn't I need to talk about this. Go Santa's coming right right But I have two teenagers and so to sit down with them and go. Hey look this is our budget. This is how much we're spending right and then to actually include them in it and go. Is there anything that you guys are passionate about in their case or two boys. I'm amazed by their heart forgiving uh-huh and so they're actually willing to say you know I. I don't need this big gift or maybe we can cut back on what we're spending for each other so that we can give to this thing that we all care about and you found as you become far more creative because when you put limits around spending then suddenly it activates your mind. It's like instead of just going and swiping the card and make everybody happy now. You have to actually think can get creative and sometimes the best gifts come from that. So do your kids do Christmas listless for you to decide from older kids. Yeah they actually make their own Amazon lists. Now I'd get on Amazon the mega wishlist. That we have access to it's become a very like officiant You know I got my kids sometime around Labor Day and they've added to them since which you haven't bought any of the guests by any of the a gift Shit in fact it just dawned on me while we're talking that my son's birthday is on Monday. I gotta get on Amazon and buying something for his birthday. Yeah thank goodness determine. Parents is terrible billionaires career as a system that we have within two days day delivery. Thank God for that. He wants a gaming chair for he wants an actual chair to sit in front of an xbox like the the beanbag isn't good enough. It's the chairs that actually like vibrate when you hit things Bluetooth Speaker in it. Yeah totally get it. Apparently all his friends have them and if his friends had them he has to have to have one my son. It's the new air pods. See I I've been making the pitch for him to. I think they're good. I had him on last night. The noise cancelling fantastic. I didn't hear the housekeeper knocking on the door of the hotel room and she walked in on me which is perfect. Yes that's exactly. Can you say about that but I do think I mean honestly if you can even use different language but it doesn't matter ad or any Here we are sitting. What is the fifth today? you got twenty days. Take a deep breath pause. Bring in the people that actually matter if you're married spouses your kids. Whatever and have an honest conversation about this and stop trying to create this experience th the nostalgia runs so heavy at Christmas that we want to create this perfect experience but then it leads to exactly what you said? That article talked about which is a year of regret. Yeah that's not what you want to walk out of the holidays. What is with so talk about these things honestly set what is our primary desire and then worked backwards from there and actually enjoy? The holiday regretted in a lot of depression at this time of year for a lot of people as well because of finances and worrying about the nostalgia in the perfect presents for people totally I mean I think there's all sorts of of besides the fact that there's so many people listening right now. They're dealing with. Maybe they lost a loved one. This year went through divorce. Maybe there's there's lots of reason that we have pain in the holidays. Today's but finances is a huge piece of that and I meet with so many people and again often. The reason that it's such a pain is because they have expectations that they feel like to create the Christmas that we quote unquote need. I have to do this instead of going Christmas. Truly without being sappy Christmas really really is about going. Hey you know. How can the time with family community together celebrating? You know in our case celebrating that there is hope and then the end this time of year celebrating. Jesus game all these things that we say matter so much but then we just kill ourselves trying to get the best possible gifts of the tree. Free looks great on Christmas morning and fallen victim to that so many times and yet when we've had intentional conversations with family with friends with our kids kids it's taken the pressure off and man then you can actually. Here's a crazy thought. Enjoy the holiday. Yeah I guess we're supposed to enjoy the holiday this time of year. I mean it's possible civil last important question. 'CAUSE 'cause I know neither of them are listening. What are you getting your wife Christmas? I need ideas man. We actually talked about this a few days ago and because I am the same person where I'm like don't get anything here like just you know whatever I myself everything I want alcohol. No toaster oven. Actually I got a digital toaster oven. Yeah I I wish that I was not this on the ad person I've been thinking about what is that. What is that gift because again we were at at the place where in general like I used to get socks and underwear from my dad for Christmas right? We were that kind of family. Yeah where it was like. Your Christmas stocking was full of all the things you needed toothpaste etc But honestly trying to think outside the box and I've I'm leaning more towards experiences now so instead of giving you know I don't know what that certainly Peleton whatever ever. The perfect material object is may be giving concert tickets to a concert that she loves or that. We're going to go away for a weekend or something like that. Those are the things that I found or the most meaningful and the fact time into it means a lot more to her than that I just went and Swipe the card and bought something expensive. So again that lends itself up to this boundaries thing because when you sit and say this is the amount of money we're going to spend then they know you had to get creative. It's actually Brownie points for all your husband's out there because it's like instead instead of just oh my words three days. I'm going to go buy jewelry. You actually thought about an advance and you look like you. You've been intentional. which is what I think most people would really desiring hiring from gifts was really helping? You wouldn't basically tell me I've got to think for Christmas for what I'm GonNa get people you're gonNA make it easy but nope nope what are you. What are you getting? I'm yes I don't know Kristie suggested she wanted a gun. I don't know that I want to buy my wife another gun for Christmas but I suspect what I'm GonNa wind up doing is on the experience. I'd taken her somewhere. Churn the kids. They want to go back to the Grand Canyon or something this summer. So I'll do something like that but then that means I have to get with you and start a savings plan and budget yes. That's no problem we can handle that. But that's the I really do believe that experiences when when we'd go in that direction and we say I really thought through this. You know have already looked looked at. Here's what we're GONNA go. And here's we're GONNA go and it fits the schedule and the calendar about folks listening to how how they how they perceive this but I certainly know in my family when I take time to look that intentionally just from my wife. It's like you actually spent quality intentional time. Thinking about this is wasn't just you sprinted through went to the jewelry shop and Swipe the card and that means way more no matter what it is because I thought about and for her. That's gold so I I ah again. It's not we say this all the time. It's not how much you spent really isn't how much you spend. It's really the amount of intentionally you give in the first place Chris Burns. Thanks very much for stopping by a man. It's good to be here. Absolutely thanks to Chris Burns for seven He will be filling in for me while I am on Christmas break Might be doing a Christmas and Christmas. Eve Show. I don't make other people work. Those days I I actually record my Christmas Christmas. Eve Sean very particular about all the Christmas Christmas music I play and stuff and get it done but he'll otherwise be around while I'm on break. If you want to go to his website he actually is Christie and my financial Angel Advisor I use him in part because he's a friend but also he's fee-based is not commission based so when he tells you advice he gives you advice. He's not making making money off of you with the Commission But you can go to dynamic money DOT COM and and get more information from him in his his his team. If you need help budgeting even a teaching your kids. Good financial goes Lord knows. They don't teach that in school anymore. they can get that for you. I Colin Kaepernick remember. He came down to Georgia And did the fancy thing he was going to do it. At the Falcons Facility facility in flowery branch and then wound up going to a school and a bunch of the NFL teams were several dozen of them. Were at the Falcons facility. He changed at the last minute and only seven of the teams welled up relocating to Riverdale Georgia to check him out from the twenty some odd teams. That were there originally well. He hasn't gotten a job. This is from from the Washington Post. Though the defining moment of Colin Kaepernick's long-awaited hotly debated workout. Last month was a deep ball down the left side line that sailed through the Georgia urges guy and landed fifty yards away in the hands of a little known wide receiver named Jordan Visi the home run ball spread on TV and social media Massey. Millions of US supporters are capper. Nick pointed to it as evidence. The quarterback still had it while critics noted the barebones facilities altis and lack of defense in the end. The workout didn't immediately changed Capri job status but Visas has changed Visi said he believes the situation including the former San Francisco Forty niners quarterbacks fight against racial injustice had an impact that goes beyond football but he also knows that we're in for that workout. The Washington redskins might not have signed him to the practice. Squad helped there. You have it The Cleveland browns through Flew Visi in nine days later but he left without a firm contract then everything went quiet and then the redskins called also capper. Nick has not gotten a job out of that but the guy who was helping him the wide receiver who is helping him has is now gotten a job with the Washington redskins. Don't wow poor old cabinet you'll I I gotta tell you I realize he's has become a cause for a number of people out there. But will you organize an event like this at the Falcons facilit- training facility. You fly everyone. Everyone in thirty minutes beforehand announced that instead of going there you're going to a high school football facility and you're going to bring in a live livestream so people can watch it on social media and you brought the reporters in but you aren't bringing in the teams. It highly suggest that you're not really serious. You're you're just trying to be a spectacle in make yourself the story and there are a lot of people are gonNA treat that seriously and they did not which is is what we expect? All right we gotTA shift gears. When we come back at the top of the hour I do want to spend a little more a bit of a moment on the idea of forgiveness? And there's the CABELA's story with Tucker Carlson that has blown up online and CABELA's and bass pro shops actually pushing back hard but it still raises a question on capitalism right now in this country I was reminded again over the weekend. How ingenious quips design? Nine is I'm talking about the electric toothbrush. 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Where I do my evening show every year raises money To get get presents for all the kids in foster care in Georgia. There are a lot of kids in foster care In Georgia who are not going to have Christmas presents unless you step up and help and you can reach out to your local county defects office and get help them if you can a. They're trying to buy presents for kids. They can get you in touch with the right people. Statewide also. Get an email from so i. I totally forgot out my ripi yesterday. I I will get it done here in the next hour It it was a busy day. I got stuck in traffic trying to get to Atlanta to a meeting From making I I if you'll allow I want to shift at politics for minute and I realized there's political stuff happening but this is something I really want to talk about right now and I've been meaning to talk about got it and for the holiday seasons every year I try to incorporate some relevant topics for the Christmas season or for the Easter season. Or whenever as as allow a a as you'll allow and permit me to do and not be mad at me for for you anyway. Frankly Glam kind of tired of talking about politics and impeachment. I it's going nowhere. Nobody's changing their mind. I I don't see the point But we'll get there. I WanNa talk talk about though one of the issues that comes up in the holiday season I have talked about depression and remembering people who might be depressed this time of year. And there's something else I want to talk about at this point and it is forgiveness Because there is a lot there are a lot of people people who at this time of year have a real hard time letting go slights that have happened in the past They're actually a lot of times that people they can't forgive themselves for things they've done in the past and Christmas is Chris. Burns was here in the last hour from dynamic money and he was talking about how nostalgia at Christmas kind of overwhelms us. I think for a lot of people are not every everyone I actually. I am friends with the person who does not have a single good Christmas memory and in fact has been through a world of hurt. Act In life Going to some degree to what. Chris was talking about trying to create the perfect Christmas that he made made some terrible decisions in life at one point trying to create the perfect Christmas because growing up His he had a drug addict father. Father and an alcoholic mother Lou ultimately divorced but every Christmas was brutal and he himself was in and out of the foster system and living with with family and He just he. He never had a good child life and never had a good Christmas memory as a kid is just man man. I've I've heard these things from him in in having e to forgive and then later in life trying to recreate recreate or create because it's not a recreation for him. It's a creation of the perfect hallmark Christmas for his family and messing up and making some terrible mistakes along the way and indebting his family driving them almost to the point of bankruptcy in having to be helped out by eight friends and forgiving himself forgiving the people in the past who just screwed up his childhood and then forgiving himself for feeling feeling like he was going down that road unintentionally by trying to create the perfect holiday for for him and his family. It's a sad situation. And he he and his whole family. They're in a fantastic situation at this point A wonderfully generous family Successful now and having to put us out a lot of the demons that e was was raised with and a lot of that having to do with forgiving people. You know the Christmas story. We focus this time of year on the manger in Bethlehem. I'm an in the infant holy infant lowly and and. I think I've mentioned before I had a seminary professor who refuses to allow away in the manger to be Sung Doc in his church because he's big into crystal Aji and you know away in the manger the no sound does he make as like He. He's a baby Jesus Christ was a fully God but fully human and a baby would cry if he was in a manger with animals around Demon and so there's bad chronology in the way of the major. You can't sing it it's Harissa. Ah just he's very very very passionate about chronology and we focus on the manger and we focus on Mary and we focus on Joseph and the the the little drummer boy who. That's the last thing needed. You've just pushed a child out of your womb. You're recovering in a dirty manger and incomes. A little boy wanted to bang on a drum. We tried to sleep yes. That's the Christmas Carol. We want Ta Da da Da da Da da Da. Yes Oh but we focus on that but yeah you know I. I'm also mindful of the fact that The the story has a beginning. It has a climax And oftentimes we forget about the climax but is that this little baby born in a manger whose family had to flee Egypt would grow up and I mean historically whether you believe he rose again from the dead historically we know this guy existed. We know what happened to him. The the Romans documented. You don't have to go into the Bible to find out what happened to this guy. Jesus Jesus he was nailed to a cross. He was tortured Savagely beaten I I. I really don't recommend passion of the Christ. If you've got a weak stomach It kinda shows shows what he went through but just terribly beaten whipped tortured A crown of thorns placed on his head to cut into his SCALP Forced just to carry a cross That they were the nail him to not just trying to like the most people they nail him to it And then raised it in so he could feel the weight if his body then drooping into the nails that were piercing his flesh knowing he was going to die and some of his last words. According to Luke. Where we're father into your hands? I commit my spirit but before they did that he said. Forgive them father. They know not what they do. That's in in Luke. Chapter Twenty three to others who were criminals were led away to put to death with him and when they came to the place that is called the Skull Golgotha they crucified him and the criminals wanted his right one on his left and Jesus said father forgive them for they know no not what they do and we today in twenty first century. And by the way you can say well we'll that's God. Yeah but you know in our relationship with God there's forgiveness but there's also repentance in here Jesus who was also fully man on the cross and his relationship to the other men around him just as forgive them and if you need it for the reflection that Stephen who is the first martyr of Christianity Stephen the disciple of Christ who was stoned to death as Paul watched Also his last words were father. Forgive them and what we do in our society today is we tend to say. I'm going to accept your apology and I'm GonNa on a forgive you but in order to forgive you you've got to do all of these conditions Like remember Cathy Griffin the comedian who she held up the rubber rubber head of Donald Trump made to look like a severed head and People were outraged by it. I was outraged by it. And she realized she had way overstepped and it was gonna cost her a portion of her career and she came out and apologized in people. Came out and said you know what you're only because it's going to cost you being on CNN with Anderson Gupta. I'm going to apologize to you. I'm going to accept your apology. But you've got to make a donation to Donald Trump's Gabay. People actually said that if she wasn't willing to make a donation donald trump to show. She was sorry that she wasn't really sorry. And therefore I'm not going to accept her apology you know. Can you imagine Jesus on the cross father forgive them for they know not would they do but before that God make sure they understand what they did and if they don't actually come up to me and say I'm sorry before I breathe my last breath hellfire for them. He didn't do that. And this is a man on the cross yet yes divine but also fully man and this man on the Cross is is forgiving the people which gives us a sense of Jesus the One person who walked planet didn't have sin and if we can set aside our sinfulness our reaction to other people people should be even those who are angry with us or or. They've done something wrong. To us is is to just forgive no strings attached forgiveness. You know if you don't forgive someone someone including yourself and that's where I'm headed with this with yourself You lead that person Lord over you if you're not willing to forgive someone and at this holiday season we oftentimes is think about the people in our lives who they've ruined Christmas forest or something has happened this year as we get to the end of the year we start to reflect on the year and it still makes us mad my my wife. God bless my wife. I love my wife. My wife still gets Red faced an angry about things that happened her elementary school and she's not alone in in in no disrespect intended to the women in the audience. But y'all know it's true. Women hold onto grudges far more than most men men will punch each other and then go grab a beer. Women men will thirty years later. Be Willing To not pee on someone if they are on fire. No it's true. I'm not being insulting. You just just no. It's true The the ability of a woman to hold onto a grudge is one of the most impressive things in all eternity My wife in particular my goodness and can I say all the time you just. You gotta take else's advice and let it go. which drives her crazy? And then she's mad at me for the rest of for quoting Elsa but you see where I'm going with this. Yeah you if you're not willing to forgive you don't have to forget. I encourage you to forget forgiveness. leads oftentimes to forgetfulness But you just it let it go and that person's not lording over you. That person has the ability to raise your blood pressure when you are willing to forgive off and more often than not in this day and age the person you've gotta forgive yourself and people have a hard time this time of year forgiving forgiving themselves you overspend on the family at Christmas and then you're kicking yourself the rest of the years. You're paying the credit card bill. The can't forgive yourself and then guess what you get to the next Christmas. And you're in the cycle again. Rinse repeat started all over again. Father Forgive them. They know not what they do. Same almost echo of that with With Stephen in ax. Wchs where Stephen is being. I mean the man's being stoned to death which is just insane And they're they're stoning him and he says to forgive them He cries out to God and says God forgive him And we kind of need that too we. We need that level of forgiveness. We need that. I mean Stephen. Vince says his last words before he dies. Lord do not hold the sin against them a a level of forgiveness from people who are being killed innocent people who are being in killed now. I preached a sermon on this one time. You know. I've been in seminary in occasionally get asked to preach in. I preached on on this. If if I was asked to pick one passage of scripture and it's the only thing I could ever talk about again it would be that from Luke. Jesus on the Cross Cross. It would not be the resurrection. Everybody knows the resurrection. It would be father. Forgive them for what they do and I was. I was talking about this one time. I was preaching about it and a woman came up to me afterwards who had abuse in her life from relative and got my point but she said I. I'm I don't know that I can and I looked at her and I said what a professor had one time told me said what happened was what happened to you. Worse than what happened to Jesus and she thought about and she said well we'll maybe it was he. He died in concord death and I've had to live with the abuse of a father abusing her as a child and I said well you know on that cross everybody sin was piled up on top of the sky went Dr Martin. Luther said that The Greatest Center who ever lived what was on that cross the day. 'cause the sins of all humanity the the abuse that all of us have been inflicted by sinners. All of that was all him and so it wasn't just these people wrongly killeen Alina innocent man torturing and beaten it was the feeling the weight of all the sins of the world piled on top names. Well and she thought about and she said well I guess not and I said well than if you can't forgive it doesn't mean don't seek justice and it doesn't mean you can't you gotta forget it but it does mean you gotta you've gotTa work some forgiveness. Give nece in there if you can and and maybe you can't but if you can't what you're saying is that what happened to. You is worse than what happened to him and have have your. Has Your conscious been so thoroughly pricked by someone that you can't forgive Is What happened to you so much. Worse than what happened to this man. Who was this wrongly accused tortured beaten nailed to a cross with a crown of thorns shoved? ONA's head Suffered died stabbed with the spirit after death. is what happened is what happened to you. This thing that you're holding onto this Christmas season Some some movin. That makes you mad. Some person you can't forgive is what they did to you worse than what we did to him. And if it is Okay but I doubt whatever it is no matter how bad it is was worse than that and so you gotta forgive if he can forgive. You can forgive and oftentimes at this holiday season again. You got to be willing and able all to forgive yourself for whatever you've done this year last year in your lifetime you can forgive other people and oftentimes the hardest person to forgive for for anything is yourself and you still gotta make the effort to forgive yourself and free yourself from the shackles of guilt. This holiday season and I hope happy will only among the progressive class of American citizens. Is this a bad thing. But they're upset about this report from the Wall Street Journal that has come Welcome it's Eric. Erickson here. The phone number eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five a report says is the United States. Total tax rate is the lowest among major economies except for Ireland Chile and Mexico president trump's 2017 tax cuts it's reduced the US tax burden to one of the lowest among major world economies according to a Thursday report by an intergovernmental organisation US tax burdens dropped by the largest amount among those countries in two thousand eighteen and the US now has lower taxes than all but three countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and development the OECD driven by the federal tax cut that Congress and Mr trump enacted at the Indo 2017. US taxes are at at all levels of government fell the twenty four point three percent of gross domestic product in two thousand eighteen down from twenty six point eight percent a year earlier and twenty five point nine percent in two thousand sixteen. That's two percentage point that two point. Five percentage point drop was only the fourth time since nineteen ninety five that any countries tax burden has declined by at least that much in one year outside of the financial crisis according to the OECD. The steepness missile decline stemmed partly from an increase in two thousand seventeen where a one time tax from the twenty seventeen lowest counted as revenue that year measured as a sheer of the. US Sakani. Taxes are now ten percentage points below the twenty eighteen. OCD average of thirty four point three percent among three or four countries with preliminary two thousand eighteen data the the US tax burden is lower than everywhere except Chile Ireland in Mexico. The tax cut drove taxes below Turkeys and Texas and France and Denmark Burnell twice as high as they are in the United States which is a pretty big deal The two thousand eighteen data is the culmination of two decades of tax-cutting that started with George W Bush in two thousand one or two thousand three some of those expired in two thousand twelve and Congress raise taxes on high income households Through some changes the robot Medicare and whatnot the Republicans reduced all that. Now I mean you've got got a Turkey Switzerland Lithuania Latvia Israel New Zealand Canada the UK Czech Republic Netherlands. They're they're all higher Francis. The highest France Denmark Belgium Sweden Finland Austria Italy Luxembourg Norway. They're the highest in the Netherlands. which is amazing? In fact Francis almost fifty percent set meanwhile in the UK they're circulating of video of people in the UK Asked about healthcare costs American. There are horrified to find out how much it would cost to have a child in the United States. If you did not have health insurance and we should discuss that because it's deeply relevant to this tax issue when we come back and the CAPPELLA report that Tucker Carlson did is being pushed back on either one small deviation from from the UK propaganda video mentioned. A Chris Chris Pratt the actor who is been spending a lot of time in Georgia At a whole bunch of time in Georgia been seen around Lake Kony fishing a lot lately He is under fire for doing an instagram picture. promoting Amazon Amazon where he had the audacity to have a water bottle in his hand. That's right a plastic water bottle single single use plastic water bottle and He's under fire from Jason Matador. Whoever the the actor is from game of thrones doc woman and now the C- show on Apple TV plus For using single use water bottle and out dare he used that an Indo predded come out apologize apologize. Say Oh I'm sorry. I should've used a reasonable no. No you shouldn't apologize for that. y'All I'm sorry I. I realized that that rich white people get upset by those of us who you go to the store and buy a case of of water Bud single use plastic water bottles are a good. They are a good good They they have social utility they have value. They bring Vince benefit to people who need bottled water and we should not be discouraging their use. It's like white people rich white people progressives have nothing better to do with their time than to tell the rest of us how to live and in fact It was interacting with a a lady on Social Media Who I said? I think that the water bottles are awesome. They they get people good water. oftentimes people live in communities. That have bad water Look at Flint Michigan. We're gonNA tell us feel. You can't have bottled water because the the the plastics bad for the environment and this lady replied to me she's actually. They need to be banned globally because they are immensely useful inconvenient so much so that no one finds themselves sells and capable of not using them despite the massive collective costs. Some things are like that like taxes to fund society coercion is required. Really because some some people don't know how to properly dispose of plastic water bottles. All of us have to give up our plastic water bottles. That's actually sleep very silly. It is a very very silly way to look at the world and you know the problem column with so much of the world. Is that for example plastic recycling. We don't do a lot of the recycling here. We got in the habit of sending ending it off to China and one of those terrible plastic islands. You you see Pictures of the horror of the bottles floating in the Ocean Shen fell overboard on their way to China or we get got to send them to China and the Chinese didn't actually recycle them as they said they would they just throw them in a dump somewhere. I'm sorry but I don't really care. And if that makes me terrible person to you okay but I got a whole refrigerator. Full of water bottles from local public's of spring water. Now here's the thing I gotTa tell you. A lot of bottled water is a scam. Because it's TAP APP water from New York City and Egypt. You put it in a plastic bottle. Get the spring water. The Spring Water tends to actually come from other other places like actual offers and springs and is not the purified tap water And it doesn't pick up the taste of the plastic bottle like some of the purify if I were. I don't understand the people who got Sam just going to get me dishonesty. Because it's a it's Coca Cola approved purified tap water that someone turn on a faucet. Sitton fill these bottles no actually want the the cynwyd springs from Louisiana or or the Artisan Aquifer water. I I I just go get the generic public spring water purified spring water. I got a case down the hall in my office as a matter of fact because I'm not going to run back and forth to the Water Fountain. I'd like to keep a bottle of water with me. They tell me I'm supposed to drink. Eight eight what. Eight gallons. No eight glasses of water a day. And I'M GONNA run to the quite quite frankly. I don't care what the people in Atlanta tell me but the tap water in Atlanta doesn't Asia. You know this is thinking about making so I live in Macon and we get these these these little notices all the time that oh the tap water and making won an award and I'm thinking who'd you bribed give you this award because I can taste the chlorine in your tap water her. I live in a fairly new development with fairly new pipes. And I don't want to drink the tap water making I if I do. It's got to be filtered. I don't understand this so I grew up in Dubai and we had gross tap water because the tap water in Dubai was essentially They had a aluminum smelting. Plants and steam Steam would be generated and they would still they would distill the steam into water. And that's where they got a lot of their tap water or from desalination and it it was gross everybody drink bottled water and then in rural Louisiana where I'm actually from there were so many freshwater springs. Bubbling up out of the ground came from his fantastic the best tap water on on the planet. It's it's Naturally really cold in it doesn't taste. Like chlorine comes up out of the ground it's pure and of course they add chlorine to kill Linnea the bacteria to put its. You don't taste it. It's just good good tap water. I tell my wife all the time if I could build a pipeline from my parents house in Louisiana at our House Elson making. I'd actually drink the tap water because it wouldn't taste like chlorine and whatever else in there but making somehow or another keeps bragging about winning national awards for the first of all. How can we do and I realized I was not even GonNa talk about this twice all this Chris Pratt story? Who the heck gives awards for tap water taste? Who does that cause you know? Pure water is supposed to taste like what you're not supposed to waters must supposed to have a taste and so you're tasting tap water to find out which one tastes the best In theory the best tasting tap water has no taste and yet in making I can taste the chlorine so I was making winning. Oh Oh this tastes the closest to nothing you can get in the united. There's a great tagline for for the Macon Georgia. Our water taste is close to nothing as you. Either I don't understand did as opposed to New York City You can only slightly tastes the homeless urine and I've gone gone off the rails have an i. I just the outrage over plastic bottles of water. I don't WanNa take homelessness homelessness in my tap water and because you do in so many places around the country you get plastic bottles of water. Tell the people in Flint Michigan that they can't have plastic bottles of water. They gotTA drink the lead. It's just it's outrageous to me that this is where rich white the rules have come down in society is is using the state to coerce you to drink your your lead-based tap water. It's like oh I know I can't because there's profanity. I can't play the clip. But there was a meeting in Indiana last night of black supporters for P.. Buddha jude she apparently he has a handful of people who support him. Who are black? And they held a meeting in Indiana last night. is this was yes Ah African American leaders of Pete Buddha Jr `age and from South Bend Indiana one of his supporters as a council woman in South Bend. Indiana the Anna Sharon McBride and she was supporting Pete Buddha judge and now do you want the rich irony of this black lives matter. Sadder showed up black lives matter showed up to protest peak Buddha judge. Oh look there's an old woman who got up with a cane and she's is trying to hit. The black lives matters activist now. Here's the punchline. The black lives matters. Activists stole the microphone from beat Buddha jujubes black supporters. The black lives matters activists. Were all white. My silences intentional there. Now I'm looking at this whole video and there are a whole bunch of white people at the at the rally to of black leaders who support people age. But no seriously I'm making I'm not making this up You Got Black supporters of Pete Buddha judge who were holding a press conference in this room and the black lives matter. Supporters Storm the room and steal the microphone and all the black lives matter. Supporters are white people white people there are no black people in the black lives matters. Crowd is all a bunch of white people and it's the white people stealing the microphone from the black people who support Pete Buddha Jr so that the the white people for black lives matters I can denounce Buddha judge. This kind of makes me like Buddha judge a little bit It's it's interesting just wile while. Okay now I gotta get to the story. I'm hopping about. I'm sorry I'm distracted today. I've got like like. Add when it comes to all the news stories that are trickling to my feet in real time here sure This is from USA Today. They're mad the British. I'm sorry the mad the British woman exclaimed at learning the average price to have a baby uninsured insured in the United States is thirty thousand dollars. The viral video of British citizens reacting to the cost of various healthcare procedures to the. US is now being abused by some American politicians video published by the U K new side. Joe Asked people walking the streets in Britain. How much they thought certain healthcare procedures cost in the US us if they were uninsured the UK uses the national health system publicly funded government run? Healthcare system paid for through worker's wage taxes. So if you're Pau you'll a dead swan woman said hearing how much money and inhaler cost. When asked how much one person thought an ambulance ride would cost? They questioned is now a price for that of course. Alexandra Cortez tweeted though saying the UK should cherish protecting continue investing in their healthcare system Bernie Sanders rally to it as well But there are a couple of things that they leave out of this for example. The United States has Lower tax burden then the EU or the UK the UK tax burden is slightly less than forty percent the US tax burden is slightly slightly more than twenty percent so our taxes are lower the UK tax burden is much higher Poor people in this country have access to Medicaid need There really aren't a ton of uninsured people in this country. It is a mythology. People do have access to healthcare in this country They do have means scenes of going for example. If you need an inhaler going to a State health departments. They can get vaccines. If you're poor in this country all sorts of things as you would never know this is like the British. Don't actually understand how the American healthcare system works and it's clear American politicians also don't understand stand how the American healthcare system works because you've got American politicians flooding the zone with this video as if this video is real as if these numbers are real and and these these people believe it's real it's it's propaganda against the US healthcare system. Now certainly there are hospitals in the United States. Who who make this worse? I've I've a Chris Birds earlier He and I know a lady who worked for hospice as a as a cancer Sir care nurse in a hospice and she herself got breast. Cancer was fired from her job at the hospice because she missed work chemotherapy. She had insurance She had time off But she was going into her time off because of her chemotherapy and they fired her. And certainly there's outrage at the hospice care facility and the hospitals was involved there and and there should be but that can happen anywhere. It's not just in the United States. But you have an entire mythology perpetuated by Democrats that somehow everyone in this country. Their lives were being ruined because of healthcare. Now I admit I have good healthcare insurance. My wife has cancer and and she has to take a daily pill to keep her tumors from growing and the cost over the well. It's not over counters prescription but but the cost for her medicine is twenty thousand dollars a month. Twenty thousand dollars a month the cost if you after insurance Prince's sixteen thousand or the the right markdown. That they sell the insurance sixteen thousand. Your out of pocket would be twenty the to the insurance company that give it for sixteen Because of our we have good healthcare scare insurance and because of our health insurance our cost each month zero. I don't know how the math works. Works out there. But our cost zero out of pocket for them medicine We couldn't afford it otherwise I do not make twenty thousand dollars a month. I can assure you that if I did it. One hundred percent go to take care of my wife but you know what happens is for people who we've had this talk with my wife's doctor. He helped invent the medicine and for people who don't have health care insurance. The drug trek company winds up giving it to them. They don't actually pay twenty thousand dollars a month. Here's the irony here if you're on obamacare though if you're on obamacare they I can't give you the medicine and Obamacare doesn't pay for it. Yeah if if you're on a public option in this country right now and you have my wife sort of cancer answered Genetic Lung Cancer No cure but they keep it. Keep it at bay if you were if we had obamacare not only could the Doctors not give us for free the medicine Addison but obamacare would not cover it. That's what screwed up in this country. Healthcare it's not the fact that if you don't have healthcare insurance you may be bankrupt Because you go to the hospital for a procedure that she can't afford docile is gonNA treat you. You're going to get treated you and you may go bankrupt and you go bankrupt and you got no money. Well okay okay. I don't WANNA sound heartless I don't wanNA sound cruel but if you go bankrupt because you don't have any money and you can't pick your medical the bills then you get discharged from bankruptcy and you don't have to pay the medical bill and you're GonNa be okay but you know the overwhelming only majority of people in this country Can there are state aid programs for people who don't have health insurance. The idea that people are randomly showing up at hospitals goals and giving birth to kids and being billed. Thirty thousand dollars that they gotta pay is. It may happen in isolated cases but by and large methology created by the left to to scare you about health insurance to Make you presume that greedy healthcare insurance providers or destroying this country and and ruining people's lives etc etc etc.. It's just not true so much public policy from the left. These days is premised on fear of something like this going to happen to you or fear fear for your neighbors loathing and contempt of others and in the rich taking advantage of you. Can we not make public policy in this country Without it being based in fear or jealousy. That's probably where we need to get to. I just got to say it always amazes me. How short break is it's a good thing? I didn't have to go to the restroom if you. That's another way of saying if you want to advertise on the show. Let us know. Now we're all across say. Oh I I'm dying to tell Y'all My my news on on this front but I can't yet you'll just bear with me Okay there was something else I wanted to talk about. Believe it or not white. Oh I know what I wanted to talk. Talk about. There's a story out No Yeah No. I'm going to say that for tomorrow because it it's she's GonNa make you all very very mad In it I don't WanNa make you mad as as you're headed to lunch or or to some of the show so I'm I'm just trying to flag that into I'll tell you about it tomorrow. I will leave you with this news today though. The State Ethics Commission here in Georgia is digging further into Stacey. Abrams campaign ain't finances and the Executive Director of the State Ethics Commission says that He is fairly certain they're going to be able to show that she got improper. Help from outside nonprofits that they sit money to her campaign or otherwise inappropriately coordinated with her campaign to advance relection. Now there. There is a lot been a lot of speculation even from a number of Democrats that this was going on and the State Ethics Commission is issuing subpoenas the Abrahams campaign trade to fight them and lost the fight. The State Ethics Commission gets to sit out the subpoenas and There's some pretty strong evidence there that there was some coordination going on. That should not have happened. The State Ethics Commission is increasingly convinced of it and of course the response is oh. This is a partisan which I mean their their argument. Ironically radically is very much like what the Republican argument is an impeachment and the Democrats are telling the Republicans that you've got no grounds to stand on Meanwhile the Republican the Democrats are making the exact same argument. When it comes to Stacey Abrams That's kind of a problem for them. I would think but the state ethics commission is is increasingly. Certain there's are are there and they're digging into it. Subpoenas have been issued and they wanna find out exactly exactly what happened and I don't blame them for trying to find out Meanwhile in other news this is not all the state ethics and fundraising front put on the federal fundraising. Front Kelly. Leffler is actually going to seed her campaign. Twenty million dollars going to write a check. There was speculation Shen But she is probably going to do. So now here's the interesting thing Doug Collins has one point three million in his. US House campaign. I mean he could potentially Transfer and I don't think that's GonNa Happen. Meanwhile hangers I can I. I got a statement from Paul Brown because there are a number of people who were speculating. Paul Brown could step forward and run against Kelly Leffler and he just released a statement last night He received the doors of the Georgia Republican Assembly to be the appointee to the. US Senate. He didn't get it but his statement. Is Kelly Leffler. We'll be Georgia's next. US senator chosen by Governor. Brian Kip whether we agreed. With the governor's decision or not. Georgians must give him the benefit of the doubt we should watch the voting record of Senator Leffler and only then make our assessment. Of course. I'm disappointed that I was not picked. But we must trust our governor as well as the Lord in his sovereignty on Wednesday and congressman. Brown said I wanNA think the mini dear friends who supported me for the position however has chosen to go to different direction as Christians constitutionalists and conservatives. We are called to pray for our leaders in sport. Our guiding principles first and foremost we have nearly a year to gauge her conservatism. And heard here is to the constitution. I urge all Georgians all Republicans including the others who applied for the Senate seat to join me. Ian Prayed for Kelly Leffler as she makes many difficult decisions in the months ahead Excellent statement on his part and that calmed down some of the Republicans who were thinking he would be the one to challenge orange. I am hearing from a number of people. Now they don't actually expect Doug Collins to challenge Leffler Because the Democrats appear more and more likely to rally rallied behind one or two people and in rallying behind one or two people. They think that they have better odds to get into a runoff. At least although if they get into a runoff they're going to have a hard time beating the Republicans because Republicans Georgia to turn out way more than Democrats in runoffs other than Savanna were a democrat. beat the Republican ear. But that Republican Mirror. His election was actually a little. Bit of an anomaly. so in any event a leffler looks like she will not get a Republican challenge. Right now everybody who is thinking about it is walking away.

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"I'd who goes time for fast-track. Brought by Rex Rex dedicated to helping homeowners save using game changing technology full-service experience. And no middleman Rex cutting agent commissions by seventy percent to get started an unlock your savings. Visit sell with wrecks dot com. Let's see one side of the coin we let Michael Thomson stay for one of the questions on fast track. Other side of the coin. We booed him from the studio. Jon, call it in the air heads because I want Michael to say for just this first question day, it's heads. Okay. So Michael, you can help me so done with you know, but then then we're kicking up, but maybe you can help me with this one. Here's the first one fifty me like a lion. Lemay Senate who'd okay, Michael Mason. And I are speaking at a radio industry panel on Thursday. And they wanted us to provide a paragraph about things that are unique about us. So after I mentioned that I could sing any song from the Santa music and could name at least one dive restaurant in every city you and I go to I mentioned this. I honestly believe. That the all time Lakers team could beat any team you could possibly assemble using all stars from all twenty nine of the other teams combined. Here's my team. So you make you in. Okay. My guards are magic Kobe Jerry West and Gail Goodrich. Wow. My forwards are Elgin Baylor. Lebron Karl Malone and James worthy. What about Japan will end? My centers are Kareem will shack. Goodness, and George, Mike. Can can you guys come up with a team that could beat that team not outside right now? No, really be ninety all time. Well, you could you Jordan, Jordan and Oscar Robertson. Sure akeem. Yep. Russell. Yep. All gray Larry Bird. Yeah. Burden. I still think my team wins this game. Yeah. The liquor Salton team is what do you think Mace Dr J J, Greg? Do you come up with a team that could beat my? All time Laker team, John Stockton, clay. Yeah. Right, Steph curry, Steph, curry Durant, Durant day, Nekia DRAM would be on it. But keep in mind. I've got magic in Kobe guard Elgin and LeBron forwards and wilt at center, author or Kareem, right? Yeah. Was this paragraph? You provided I paraded three facts about myself. This is one of the three three then I believe the all time Lakers beat I'd go for that. I mean, the other guys will give them a game. But I think the Lakers win a seven game series. I'm a big Joyner. So I'm joined with you. Well. Yeah. All right. I can't think Mike another your opinion. What Michael I I want you to participate. Three men faster feels good to be wanted for a change. So Michael, this is this is a little something that I I discovered about push ups on a regular basis not on a regular basis. I used to I got the picture to prove it Michael Steele goes to the gym. He doesn't run like you used to. He still goes, I believe it. So I believe in this. I believe in push ups. Okay. So here's the here's the official store. If you can do forty push ups in one attempt to the likelihood that you have some heart related incident. Is only four percent. In other words, if you can do forty ups, consecutively. Okay. You of a ninety six percent chance that you will not have a heart attack or help Greeley who says that new study from Harvard new study from Harvard. So here is the question how many push ups? Can you do consecutively forty would be very close to my limit? I don't know if I can claim a full push ups all the way down. Yeah. I can I can do twenty. I don't know if I can do forty can you do forty. I did a lot of yoga today plot. I think I don't think I can do forty. I think how many can you do. I think I would die between twenty and four hitting floor hit the floor. You can do Janice. Here we go. Let's see how all the way down ones can do two three four five six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty twenty one twenty two twenty three twenty four twenty five twenty six twenty seven twenty eight twenty nine thirty. I don't think I do Ernie. That's going to look at candidates over the all jealous and Kevin who said you gonna do ten. Can you do ten Mason? All right, go one. Two three four five six seven eight nine ten. Twelve thirteen fourteen. Fifteen slow down sixteen seventeen come on as eighteen to bomb ace nineteen one more. Got it twenty. That's pretty good. That's not good. So we are projected numbers were about thought. They would good base for not doing it for a while. Yeah. Now, I'm at a disadvantage when I do push ups. You know, why why my arms was so long to go twice the length always two thousand because there's little short. They'll T Rex. Yeah. You can go all day. But me bought some. Bench pressing doing push ups as a huge disadvantage have long Michael be honest in your own mind. Did we do more or less than you thought? We would do you did less thirties a lot just let us so you thought it could do more than that. I thought you'd do less. I might be able for me. I was impressed after your free throw exhibition tomorrow free-throw exhibition aware. Tomorrow, I predict eight hundred twenty no less to I know. But I think you'll get eight shooting fifty percent Tamar. Zero percent like quite average Laker on honest. You'd be veteran Lonzo. Yeah. Honesty answer. Have you shot a free throw since that day? No. Want to put up on the came on you and your bottle came? I don't even know what came as extensive. That's all you need to know. C five dollars for regular came 165 came a select shoora put about a bottle of Cain with sixty five bucks that you will not get the fifth. But what happens if I don't know if you get ten then you win you get you get the bottle careless. You gave a few at ten or more you win. Yeah. But I'm not a drinker. How about you? Give me a bag of weed bag. I even know we get it from as relates everywhere. Mason knows. The guy is about cost. How much was a bad caution, sixty bucks. Okay. You're on. Yeah. All right. Good twenty. You gotta go for wine. This is surreal. This whole show is real sixty bucks. That's why you gotta get it for you. You could make would be. Would be oppressed. You're listening to cash in on your legs. Bend your legs. All right. I'll my. Oh, my. You can go. No, wait a minute steak because there's a jumping jacks Beck. I could do that you're coming on with Sodano later. Oh, it's you and Andy. That's right said on always is off of the Russell. Yeah. Okay. Okay. Then bad Barnes coming in. I love Matt part. Oh, don't get into a fight with Barnes. Yeah. No, Michael likes, Matt. Oh, yeah. He's tough. Okay. Mace? Major league baseball. Okay. You're right. You're gonna be I'm gonna make. Okay. Okay. Major league baseball will rename the disabled list the injured list starting this coming season. The league is making the change out of a concern that disabled for injured players falsely conflicts disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports deputy Commissioner, Dan Hallam said that the change was made at the suggestion of advocacy groups for the disabled, including the link twenty network the NBA places injured players on the inactive list while the NHL and NFL both have injured. Reserve lists. The NFL also has physically unable to perform list. Here's my question is baseball being. Is baseball guilty of a politically? Correct overreaction or they doing the right thing here, there is such thing as ever Lucien. I mean, there was a time. When people use the word, the R word all the time, and there are still so when they use in tropic, thunder, correct? Yeah. And there are still some people that use it. And I think it's inappropriate has become inappropriate over time. But I never made the connection that they're making when I said, Cody bellinger's on the disabled list, it never made me think of a person with the disability. Did you know it did not? But it you're saying it's people with disabilities who are complaining of on who who said who advocated for them to change it. Yeah. Yeah. I mean to me, it's I don't know, why wouldn't change my mind. If I'm with you. I mean, by the way, it's a relevant the same reason. I would change Redskins. Yeah. It's just not that hard of the thing to do. They already changed the name of the wizard of the bullets to the wizards right now. So I to me it seems fine. I mean, some people in. Polarized society. We live in some people will say, oh, it's an overreaction. I have no issue with. I mean far be it for me to to tell people with disabilities. What is in is in cool with them? We're lucky and blessed that that were fully healthy. So we're not disabled, right? Yeah. Exactly. Next. You you're gonna make it over there. Do I need to get you a bottle of water C D Gatorade? Nobody said you would bring on a heart attack. That wasn't that wasn't part of the deal. All right here, we go actually do a second one because I've lost my well, then it would be it would be a third one. Go. All right, Elliot. Taco has a brand new story about the twenty four year anniversary of the release of the classic movie heat. Okay. Now watch this recently showed all the cool L A locations. It was all shot around LA. And it got me to thinking what is the quintessential LA movie? What celebrates what movie celebrates our city the best? Well, I don't know if it celebrates the city the best, but the best L A movie ever is Chinatown. Yes. I don't know if I would use the phrase celebrates our city the best. Here's some more. Good ones that popped into my head. Yup. You ever see to live and die in LA or that's good. How about against all odds where they do the the chase down sunset? Oh, yeah. Jeff bridges, and James woods. Do the do the chase down sunset, by the way. There's a fictional LA NFL team in that move. That's right in against all odds. But obviously. The greatest LA movie of all time is Fletch starring chick Hearn when Fletch goes into his dream sequence. And chick comes in and says Fletch six five with the afro six nine backing in and describes a whole thing and Fletch wins the game for the Lakers, then he wakes up. Yeah. But, but those are just a few would you got Chinatowns like favorite movie ever had not when I saw Chinatown when I was a kid growing up in Ohio. It made me want to move to Los Angeles LA looked so cool movie Chinatown. So for me, it's Chinatown LA confidential. Great. That's great and an LA story, although snarky and Downey is definitely capture. Some of the city is about either way as a twenty five year veteran of TV news. Don't think for a second that what Steve Martin pulled as the weather man in that movie doesn't happen with the actual weatherman. They'd they'll go to dinner. They'll do their forecast at six o'clock and. They'll go to dinner and not come back until eleven and somebody said, well, you didn't work on a nighttime forecast. He said, it's LA nothing ever changes the same as the forecast it sinks. Right. And so, but that's I'm trying to think we're leaving anything obvious thing. Big lebowski. But I dunno. If that really really know what's great one. A recent one is Dr which if you've never seen that rate movie stars Ryan Gosling, Bryan cranston's in in that in that movie and actually involves a clippers game of all things a guy who uses the clippers game as a getaway he drives into the parking garage where their cars in there. Cars there. But somehow it works. All right. More fast track coming up for you in two minutes. Mason and Ireland ESPN LA, I roll and now fasttrack Ireland is to you fast chat. Okay mace. Los Angeles magazine is reporting that people paid thousands of dollars recently just to take a selfie with Kim Kardashian at a makeup event regular tickets to the cost anywhere from two hundred dollars to nine hundred but for an additional eight hundred bucks, you could take a picture with Kim over twelve hundred people paid the upgraded price just to go on stage and take a picture with Kim. It got me to thinking. Is there anybody on earth? You would pay even a hundred dollars just to take a photo with so no conversation. No. You're not sitting down having lunch with them. Anybody the pope President Obama, and I would say pope Francis. You'd pay hired love to go. I would love to meet pope Francis. I would love never got to meet John Paul the second. I would love to meet pope Francis. My my aunt Karen, and okay, uncle Greg willing hundred how high is too much how high is your price too high five hundred would you pay five hundred you do it well forgiving that going to church tax deductible. So yeah, I'd go to five hundred the I got to thinking, I do cool. I've a picture with me in President Reagan 'cause I used to bowling green for an event with back when I was a young Republican at bowling green state university. I have a picture with John wooden from when I went touch him as a kid. The thing that got me. Thinking though, is I it just I it's this generation of millennials that if you don't have a picture it didn't happen, right? I didn't even think that twelve hundred people would pay eight hundred dollars to take a picture with Kim Kardashian. She just pockets it, right? Oh, it's an she has no matter what you think of her and her family, they have found ways to monetize their fame like, no other. And you you and I would say well, that's insane. No one's gonna pay that and people pay it. You know, Kylie her youngest sister right is twenty one and has a makeup line that they say is approaching one hundred million dollars in worth. I mean, they'd just they've been I don't understand the market for it. I really don't. But you understand the makeup market. I don't understand the market for for people who pay two dollars to take a picture with anybody. Let alone Kim. Right. But it's there. The you know, I mentioned you'll here's the thanks. So here's the way kids are thinking. Right. So get a picture with me and Kim Kardashian in enhances my brand Hanson's, my brand, exactly. And let's face it. You know, one of the things that right now is unbelievably valuable in marketing is influencers. If you have a lot of Instagram followers game, become an inference. Here's the here's the the downside of it. And we should talk more about this later outside a fast track. But I just recently watched both of the fire documentaries. And that's how they knew that influencers could make other people open their wallets. So they invited KENDALL Jenner and Haley Baldwin and all these swimsuit models to the Bahamas shot a commercial. They had no intention of ever going to the actual festival rate shot a commercial. They all said fire. Festival be here or be square, you know, available and it took off. Yup. And so we talk more about later, but you're right about the social influencers, you they think they can move product. Right. And so the fire festival just tapped into the fact that these suckers would give them money, and they did it, by the way raises a really interesting point. Follow me on Instagram at Venice. Right. Cory booker's announced. He's running for president. Yeah. I like Cory Booker would only be the third bachelor in American history to be elected president joining James Buchanan, and Grover Cleveland, so two questions would Americans elect a president who is unmarried. Wow. That's a great question. I you know, we had that presidential quiz yesterday. And there's only been I think one guy. And it was hundreds of years. I don't know. I don't know. Because. Like. I certainly wouldn't care. We're not talking about policies or no, no parties or anything. No. We're just talking about. What influences people vote, right? I there's a guy running for president that I saw on meet the press a couple of weeks ago, who's gay, and I was kind of impressive south bend, Indiana. Pete Buddha JR. Yeah. Have you ever heard him talk? Uh-huh. Yeah. Yeah. We actually comes across really well. And I thought same thing I said, he's I think he's married by the way would the middle of the country electa gave president I would like to think. So, but I found out. I mean, you're a better person interests me because you're from Ohio I found that things that make no difference to us here in California. Sometimes make a difference to people in the middle of the country. So what do you think would they would they go for a bachelor? Are this guy? He'd have a chance to gain any traction. I mean is the mayor south bend, Indiana. I'm not sure how much about sounds to profit listening to him that he just wants people to speak to his issues getting into the campaign to get people to to talk about things. He cares. I personally think people would vote for bachelor let me throw something else out there. The rumor is he's dating Rosero Dawson k. Does that help doesn't hurt? She's been in a lot of good mood. I just watched. He got games. Yeah. He got his fantastic. She's in men in black. Yeah. I can see you're on the stump with Cory Booker. Yeah. I don't think it hurts. Jerry Brown was dating Linda Ronstadt when it's right. Governor of California. Yeah. Years and years ago, and it didn't hurt him. I'm I would I'll say this. What I always say. When you ask me these questions like would this matter, if if so, and so I hope not I hope that what matters is his policies, and where he would take the country and his personal life doesn't really affect me. Whether or not I would vote for him. But God knows it. But I know in California, we tend to look the other way on stuff that people in the middle of the country care about right? Just never know. What that stuff is? Yeah. I wonder about the gay president. I think were some it's it's someday. Now, in by the way, we may have already had one we just don't know it, you know, we could have had one. Or if you read enough, you would say. Okay. We did have one. Yeah. Yeah. So all right last one for me. And I got a unique game. This is when we've never played before you could make an argument that some colleges are only famous for their sports teams. Right. For example, would anybody have ever heard of Gonzaga? If it wasn't for the basketball team. Yeah. I don't think. So. So here's the game. I'm going to read the name of an athlete who went to a school. You guys are going to train name the school, and we're going to go in a wheel. In other words, I'm going to give it to Greg. I I give Greg name if he gets it. He gets a point. And then if he misses J different name, and I'll give you a third name and the first one you guys to get to five points wins the game got. All right. So Greg you go I I'm looking for the name of a school. Okay. You're ready. You're for your first person is Latrell Sprewell, you know, where to tros free went to college. I I. Okay. Jay. So you can combine it looking for the same school. I know, but I'm giving you a different name. You're ready. Joe nemeth? Now, I have no clue you need your name Mesa. I'll give you a third one Amari Cooper. Auburn. No, the answer was Alabama's job Amos is Alabama three of them all three of them. Okay. So into the same the same school. Hopefully, okay. So you don't want to go first in this game. No. But I'm going to rotate because I like Jay you go I in this one. And I I it's five O J. Your name is Mia Hamm. Do you know where Mia Hamm went to college? No all right Mace same school. So this person went to the same school as me him, Julius peppers. Jimmy guess North Carolina harassed. Wow. In greg. We're going to get Michael Jordan. Oh, yeah. So mesas on the board with the point. Okay. Greg. Your name Mason, Mason goes, I all right Mace. Trevor bauer. Gotta guess Texas. Ain't hardy. No, no, Greg MAURICE Jones, drew UCLA UCLA. Okay. All right. So greg. You're back. You're on first, right? Wilt chamberlain. Do you know, I I don't know where he went right J, Paul Pierce. Oh, no. All right Mesa. It's yours for the taking. Joel embiid. Can I ns in Kansas is right? Yeah. So Mason to head to all right next one j you go first here Emmett Smith. You gotta guess. Oh, that's Jerry Rice. Now. Now Mace Joe him Noah. That is. I know it that helps. No, you gotta wait. Kim is three annoy. No, Greg, Tim tebow Florida. Yeah. Greg Greg, and Steve f to j doesn't have any. Okay, Masons today, you go first Bill lamb beer. University of Michigan. No, greg. I was thinking Jerome Bettis limbering beddis wants the same school Jerome Bettis. No, no J Joe Montana. Oh, Notre Dame. There you go Jay's on the board. Okay. Who went I that time who had who did I say Ampere to Mason gate, Greg. Roger clements. Baseball tough. I don't know falls. Jay, Ricky Williams. Do you know? Miami. No mace. Kevin Durant, Texas. There you go. All right, Mesa third. You're always getting off the easy. Well, but no, I rotated every time. I know. All right here, we go. Jay Odell Beckham junior. Now, I don't know Mace Pete Mira vich LSU. There you go. Mason is one away from winning it. I am Mazlan. Yes. You get to go. I don't say. All right. Frank Thomas hall of fame baseball player. Frank Thomas back to Auburn correct game over may win as you heard Michael the background. You heard Michael in the background heard, Greg. The only way he could have heard Michael in the backgrounds. If you push your bet, I've been my foot lives on. I don't say anything I'm on. It wasn't from Michael. I knew he went to off. Okay. So wait a minute. Because because this one's in jeopardy. We'll give you guys. We'll we'll let you guys play through. And we'll make Mason get six. All right. Makes you went. I that time so Greg Jim Brown. Syracuse correct. Right. That's three for you. J berry. Larkin. Former baseball and be berry Larkin now have no Mace Charles Woodson Michigan. There you go came over there. It is. All right. So we made him get six, but Mason, you very well there Mason game. I like that game. Okay. I like taking. Yeah. I've got a bunch of moral doing on a different day to. All right. Let's play the birthday game. All right, six twenty minutes on the clock than we've never gotten to twenty right? Crack Bank is an all time record nineteen is the record. All right. So Jay kill kill the music is this tense, right? And start with first Clint fans. Okay. She played Rachel on friends. Jennifer Aniston head coach at Duke basket. Mike coach K, George w's brother, low energy, Jeb forty four score and seven years ago. Abe Lincoln starting casino. Goodfellas? I make you laugh clown. Yeah. Hall of fame point guard. Phoenix Suns ended this evening lake invented the lightbulb Thomas Edison, starting smokey and the bandit Berenice played creed. He was also in black paint. Jordan rookie running back for the New York. Giants coin Barkley played Carol Brady on the Brady bunch flirt, Sanderson icon actor starting rebel without a cause. Shame seen all per wide receiver for the falcons. Matt Ryan throws to him God Jew. Julia jump starting different strokes. What you talk every Coleman quarterback for the lions Mets effort center for the Celtics during the sixties they'll wrestle starred on that seventy show was married to me more did the show punked Ashton Kutcher. Yeah. Played for the Celtics. Introduce hip traded to Cleveland. I say Thomas. Yes. How many team what eighteen eighteen got dashing could've? I don't ask all pitcher was the tough one, man. It's going to be hard to get twenty Leo Jones. That was the one that you gotta get one every three seconds. Can't make a mistake. Eighteen eighteenth, very good. It is very good. That's a good day. Eighteen eighteen is good. Especially on a day where we did a combined fifty push. It was at twenty five each. No, I did thirty you did twenty. They're in the ballpark. I covered the spread. I know exactly what we predicted ten and a half push. All right. So when we when we come back, I wanna tell you about you haven't seen either one of the fire. I saw fire on Netflix knots last night. And I watch fire on Hulu. And I think the exact same thing can happen again. No, call explain coming up. All right, Mason and Ireland ESPN LA. Hey stevie. No, we're giving away passes to the whole golf classic all this week. Usually you Steve Mason conjoined John Daly, Fred Couples and more PGA tour legends in Newport Beach. John Daly seems like you're kind of guy by the we is my kind of party with John Daly. Here's how you can win. Call eight seven seven seven ten ESPN caller number seven wins two tickets to the ho- classic. Plus, you'll qualify for the grand prize. That's VIP passes to the trophy club where you can enjoy first class hospitality from your luxury sky box plus autograph memorabilia from the Hope Classic PGA pros that's going on March sixth through the tenth. And you can get tickets today at classic dot com or Roger done golf shops. Now, I mentioned that there's a documentary. There's there are two different documentaries. One of them is on Netflix and the other one is on Hulu. Okay. And they're both about the fire festival. Right. I have inflicts R E. Okay. And the fire festival was basically, a Coachella knockoff. Yeah. All right. John rule the rapper and this guy named Billy McFarland wanted to create a museum you'll make them calls them. I'm trying to get through on the phone lines to win tickets. Classic. Oh, I'm calling every one. Oh, yeah. You talk about beating unfriendly that was in you just hung up on me say caller number one now number one in hung up. Go caller number one to caller number seven. Can't you say thank you for calling. Thank you for listening. Here's a guy. Are you? The guy in the hallway that blue Mason off on number one hanging. Call in for fifth row Fridays. And betcha I I won't even be able to pass it myself. You probably would have what is that? I'll give you the answers you still anything from this week. I don't know if I'll remember the question from today. Now, these these fire festival documentaries are fascinating. Because what this guy figured out of this Billy McFarland who's a crook. What he figured out was that you used to jokingly refer to yourself as the world's oldest miam- the world. Does of course, millennia what McFarland figured out is if you can put millennials in a picture with famous people. Yup. They will pay for it. So I had that Kim Kardashian question invest so what he did was. And this was a little bit brilliant is he called the top modeling agencies in New York. And he said I want the fifteen biggest name models that I can get. Yup. Any paid him? And he said. I want you guys to come to the Bahamas. I'm gonna put on jet skis. And then I'm gonna have you tweet about it. Yup. And they they basically cut a thirty second promo for the fire festival. And it was great. And it had all the KENDALL Jenner Alessandria sorrow and on a boat. It's like right makes it look super sexy and fun and then all at the same time. They realized that everybody looks at their phone and scrolls through their feet not that I would be doing. Okay. So it makes they had everybody. Take a giant orange square. Yep. And just tweet it with an owning it said in the whole square was hashtag fire festival. And so while you were scrolling you Kip saying, why am I getting because KENDALL Jenner has millions and millions of followers. Oh, sure. So people would re tweet her posts, and you would be scrolling through your feet, and you kept seeing these arms boxes, and you're like, and they actually went to a doctor, and they said orange and red of the two colors that people will stop on. Right. So these orange boxes started going crazy when they clicked on the fire festival hashtag, it ran the commercial. Right. And it took him to a page where they could buy a like you could buy a villa? You could buy a tent or you could buy tickets Mace. There were no villas there were no tents. There were no musical acts. Right. They had agreed to to get these bands pay any of them and blink one eighty two day and blink one eighty two had all these stipulations in their contract that say said the first payment the first thirty percent of our payment has to be here by a certain date, and they got zero. Well, there was never any money. Right. So. Oh, all these people because they're millennials flew to the island anyway, and they had thousands of people stuck on this island with no running water and leaves little huts and they've had and it started raining, so they had mattresses piled up and all the mattress got wet. And when you got in your tent, which was supposed to be this glam, ping fully. Furnished tent right. It was a wet mattress and nothing else. Oh, yeah. They had no food. They had no water and all these people got stuck. And so now the lawsuits have come mcfarland's gone to jail. It's turned into a big bitch better which version is better the Hulu on or the Netflix fix one is better produced, the Hulu one has MacFarlane anonyna-. They actually interview him, and he comes off shady and both the F Jerry people are involved in this. And they're they're they're ranger higher that the Netflix, right? And they were hired to do all the marketing for it. Right. And they another that the F Jerry people steal all their jokes too. Well, and what's what was interesting about? That was they knew there were emails go along, and they interview all these executives and they're like. We knew there was no food in water. And we know that they shouldn't be sending and they told him like ten times they told McFarland Paul. This thing off it's not going to happen. The sad thing is is there are people in the Bahamas that built all the tents that built all the stages. Right. They've never been paid and Bahamian people. Don't have a lot of money. No, poverty is a huge problem. They did a Kickstarter campaign for the lady who owns this season the net version. Okay. Yeah. She's and she decided to pay out of her own savings all of the workers that she brought into the project yet as those are neighbors and she lives there. And that's just that's Michael. You've got to watch us, Michael. It's about the Bahamas. He goes. Oh, I don't get Netflix. Yeah. How do you get Netflix? I met go down to Michael's understand that how do you get it everybody talks about it? How do you get net flicks? Yeah. But it's well worth your time the Hulu but both in. So by the way after MacFarlane got caught right and the fire festival turned out to be a complete fraud. He. He basically hired another guy change names and started the whole scam over again, he said I'm selling he would he sent emails to everybody on the fire festival Email list. Right. Saying I'm now selling tickets to the met gala. You can't get tickets to. He said, I'm now selling tickets to the Victoria's secrets fashion show. You can't get those right? Have to be invited to those events selling tickets to the masters. Can't get us was all that Billy guy doing under a different name. So in other words, like let's say, I was this Billy guy. I would have instead of getting an Email from John Ireland. You've got an Email from Steve Mesa. And so he he he redid the scam again, right? But it's it's what the whole reason it worked was because McFarland new millennials would do anything to get next to these models. The weird thing was these models and were had never had any intention of actually going. No, they weren't. Sure the festival they were like, we're just. Right, right. That's a perfect description. So it's a fascinating sociological documentary. Okay. So I don't subscribe to who signed up for yesterday. And do you get it thirty days for free? Right. Correct. So you'll end your subscription before you get to thirty days. I signed up for Hulu. I sent a note to Lisa Ireland saying you have thirty days to watch the Handmaid's tale, and then we'll decide whether or not we want to keep it. Yeah. So we're gonna decide we're gonna try it for thirty days. See how much we use it. And if not him out. Yeah, it's like the same thing with the CBS all access app. Not do. I love watching not doing as you know. I was a huge fan of the good like CBS classic Kate. Well, this'll too. See the good wife is now carried on all the same people in a show called the good fight. Yeah. Matter of fact, the star the good fight is rose Leslie who's married in real life to kit Harrington who plays John really rose. Leslie was the was the wild Ling that Jon snow. Yeah. Grit member egret. Yeah. She is the start speaking without any type of an accent. And she's from England. She's the star of the good fight. And so what I do is. I buy it. I watch all ten episodes of the good fight. If I can't find anything else. I'd like they have they have one month to hook me on something else. If they don't get me in a month. Right. It's star trekking the good fight. Well, they got a month because I'm going to watch all the big bang theory's. Yeah. Which I know watch now Michael would watch that every single day. He's he's still struggling with Netflix. You want him to get it. He would watch big bang theory from like morning till night. Let's show. Yeah. It's true. True. Also when we bring the cast of the big bang theory into the third chair. Michael is always the most excited. Oh, I'm sure that Kaley. Cocoa up there. We've had Walla. It's really Simon Helberg. We've had a Johnny lucky up there. We've had almost all of them in the third chair. So Michael loves big Bank. All right. What do you keep playing? I did not play that. I haven't heard Bob cat in a while undefeated never lost just random never lost. Dragon no game. It was late in the game. And that's when you burp down there when you burp on the let let's be honest. Let's okay. Let's have a moment of honesty. Right. Anyone who's ever listened to the chefs who do you think they would say if you ask them one of those guys burp Mason or limit rephrase, which one did it of the two of us. Yeah. Mason and Ireland who is more likely to own something stupid. What I think both of us would I don't think anyone's ever not owned in. If. If I burp, and I could probably work on up right now. Go try I would try and see how one in the chamber. I can't do it. Such a week for I know by candle. Well, you do it. You can't burp on command. He's actually taking a sip of coffee. Goes week. That was both we better than yours you. Well, there you go. So which one of us is more let you just heard are both of our burps, which one of us was most likely to burp on the air. Mason. Did it on commando is messed up until we earlier we doing pushups now are doing burps. Cayenne at some point today. You bet a bag of weed against a vital this show. I'm glad that all the national radio shows are in town for this conference. This is how you do sports radio. You do. Oh, you wondering what the big deal is in Mason Ireland? Let's see you bet. A bag of we let see you burp on. Let's see you do fifty push-ups boom on the sponsors called talent right here. All right. The all star game. The all star game unbelievable show, really fun. And of course, the the king picked his team up and carried him to victory. ESPN LA, Mason and Ireland. I guess we got purgatory coming up for you. Georgia's off. So it'll be Andy Chemnitz ski and Michael towns. So by the way, if my if Mike Trudell wanted to be on the air more here and do more shows. Yeah, he should just changes name to Mike cabinets, then he wouldn't eat higher time nonstop. All right. Don't forget fifth row Fridays is going on right now tickets to see Lakers nuggets on March six remember every game is do or die now for the leg. That's the Isaiah Thomas return to staple center game. Do you think there'll be a palpable buzz as I say it comes back problem to against his old team? Not what did he play for us? But twenty games. Remember autograph basketball chairman's cla passes super gift card? Here's how you win. I got to answer a question about each day this week. There's a question from yesterday today. Wednesday Thursday Friday pop quiz Friday at two thirty fifth row Fridays. Brought to you by SuperCup. Save time. Check in online and let super cats get game ready. Visit super cuts dot com, by the way is he back playing now is I think so I think he just came back just came back last week or the week before. Yeah. In our big story today. Read for we came in the air. Manny Machado signed a new free agent contract. Ten years three hundred million dollars. And you imagine to play for the San Diego Padres the thing. I'm most jealous about Mason, high both used to live in San Diego. If I got paid thirty million, and I got to live in San Diego. I'd be very happy. But tonight. The minority view on San Diego. What didn't you like about? It aren't there that long? How long were you there? Year and a half time. I felt like it was very very sleepy a little weather's beautiful. But if you want to see bad traffic because wants got family down there. Now, San Diego's traffic has gotten so bad. It's unbelievable that five eight oh five merge is a disaster. It is unreal writing. Dave gosh, bring now's lane double deck in that thing. Yeah. Traffic is one of the big reasons. Now, I'm not big on San Diego, but Manny Machado. And of course, when we were there they played at one stadium. And now they don't use that stadium for anything. But San Diego State football, San Diego State Padres have their own stadium. The chargers left town. Yep. I saw funny tweet a might have been from sleep. What he said he said, I got an idea. Tell the Padres to pass on Manny Machado, just take the three hundred million and give it to the chargers and tell them to move back to sandy. Yeah. That's not a bad idea. Hey, you think that dodger fans will boom Machado dodger fans care enough to Bouma. Charter he wasn't here. Now, I think they will boom. Yeah. I think there's going to be some he didn't do anything. No dodger. He's not great when he came over. No. He was supposed to be the next great star for L A. And then he knew every big moment strikeout. Well, he tell you twenty three homers for the dodgers. So maybe. Thirty seven total did not and hit twenty four with the reverse twenty four with the Orioles and team, but thirteen with us. Yeah. So seemingly in most inconsequential time, it'd be like the ninth inning. When you're there. Is there a comp to this has anyone ever talked their way out of town. In other words, win Machado answered that question. Yeah. Hustles not really my thing. I Cup of tea didn't everybody just say, you know, he's a good player. But by the way, he's we don't want them during the playoff rice. But has anyone as air comp to that? Has anyone ever talked their way out of town? I've never heard of professional athlete say they don't hustle, nor will they know. I I really think don't don't say it out in. That's never heard that in my life. Because the one thing that it's fair for every fan to expect from the athletes. They watch is that there is always effort. It would be w the equivalent of a basketball player seeing. Yeah. Defense rebounding not worth my time. I just give me the ball all score. But I'm not gonna play defense right and not gonna redone like a run back. And James harden harden is actually a little better defensively, but he had nowhere to go. But up it was very allay S. Yeah. I don't think his defensive real. Plus minus is particularly good. Make fun of me for Dior to talk about. War that was divorce. Erkel out. I'm not. Yeah. No. There's numbers are useful. They're useful. Look up his defensive rating. I'd be curious. Now, James harden? I'm not I if I have an all star five an MVP vote right now. I am going to vote for Janas. I might vote for Paul George. I need to see how the season finishes. But Paul George gets his team to the top of the west. I think he might be the guy. Oh god. It's so it's so painful, well, you wouldn't give Brandon Ingram. I would give up whatever. No you back in the day. You wouldn't really? Oh, yeah. Nobody wanted to give up on you know, everybody did. It'd be like if you've got to be willing to give up some to get some. So true. Did I really say that? But I mean, New York the only one a lot of people were. Yeah. God, can you imagine this team? I like I like Ingram appalled. Georgians Rich, Paul George and LeBron together. Georgia's getting thirty seven points a game. Do you think that was about different era? Scenario. Andy candidates. He's in here. High end enjoyed watching Jordan. Didn't you score thirty seven points? Era of. Of me. There was a different era. You'll still enjoy Jordan, Andy what have you done any registration? No. It was like that. When I got skis. Come in here. They break the station. No, no. Trust me. If anybody is afraid of the a. Gene, Rayburn type microphone work. We're leading this kid anybody. Tell me why. Gene rayburn. I still watch that is still high. Richard dawson. And those guys pitcher knows rich gosh was family the old games. The weirdest television habits you're watching old game. Mike what we were talking. Andy early says with Dr Michael not have Netflix, Hulu, and frankly, doesn't know what they are. So heard of I heard it. So we were seeing Michael, you know, if you get CBS all access, which you can get on your smart TV. You can watch unlimited episodes of the big bang theory and unlimited episodes of all in the family has all. Yeah. But you had to wait for him to come on. Yeah. That's right. Yeah. So yesterday yesterday asked Mason, Greg something, I'm curious what Indian Michael you guys think about it. I hate players only on T. And by the way, it's purgatory. Because they're not talking about what's happening in the game. What Michael what do you think players? Only are. Right. I understand what you're saying. They get off a little tangents. I get in a barber shop or someone just talking trash while the place going on. But Barkley shocked dude out at halftime. And that's the best. But there's no game going on over to. They don't talk about what's going on first half. Or was coming up. The thing. Here's the thing. Tv I don't I don't need. I with no disrespect intended. Which means I'm going to disrespect a bunch of people. I don't mean to sound racially. But how many say something that's kind of raised? But there are times I can live without a play by play announcer. When I'm watching a game on TV. I could see what's happening. I don't need to to be described to me. So if these guys want him about that, John I well, I don't know. How many fouls are on these guys? I don't know what's happening with you. You know, it just I need some ties of narrative accident, right? And and you know, these guys are over there. You know, like you save me up for players only. They played the game. John. We'll play the game. These guys can all still work as analysts Brian Anderson in their throw Marv Albert in this keep them in check a little. Yeah. Players only are usually count as a Tuesday night sleep medicine, Monday night. I think. It's funny. You say that because the one of the reasons that shack and Barkley and Kenny Smith can work. So well, I don't want to interrupt you. But you're listening to Caspian, Los Angeles. Is Ernie Johnson keeping everything on the rails. Right, Ernie Johnson. There is no Ernie. He's no he's a Ernie has got a gift. Yes. He knows exactly how to slightly steer those guys and keep them. I won't say on the rails because they're not generally on the rails. But to keep them control. Lebatardshow does with this. Let let rate at Michael did you ever meet done nukem saw him fat up close, but never got chance to shake his hand. Yeah. Boy, what a white man, you know, ninety two years old pitched in the negro leagues pitched in was the first Cy Young award winner. I great black pitcher for the dodgers. We lost Frank Robinson nukem within what two weeks. Yeah. Yeah. And Frank, of course, was a giant Lakers fan. Like last month on the seat. I didn't know he was ailing or that sick enough to pass away the thing with Don Newcombe on John. And Steve, I'm sure both know this because you're at the park a lot like he was a staple Dodger Stadium. Always always dress grade always nice to everybody. You know that guy, you know, to be honest. I would have a lot to be bitter about be secretary of defense. Why nukem? You are so. Are you? How do you do it? How do you constantly find these pun my mind as always? Hey, mason. Or Michael Mason asked me in fasttrack. Do you think America would vote for a bachelor for president people don't care anymore? They vote black person that people say would never happen gay openly gay candidate vote for sure you think so. Yeah, I think so they wouldn't America's evolved. Dave, wouldn't they wouldn't elect a female candidate? Oh, yes. They would. Yeah. Well, I mean, it isn't the wrong one. Yeah. That's all. Definitely will be in my lifetime. It definitely will be. Right now. Okay. Make president Haley twenty twenty four president Haley, Nikki Nikki Haley spoken like a true right-winger. She is smart. TMZ thing. Look like, though, if we have a bachelor president like imagine he goes out like Jimmy Garoppolo did like he goes out with film star Corey Booker is supposedly dating Rosario Dawson. Okay. But I thought he was. Oh, that's way. Cory booker. I thought I thought you said to gay candidate was viz. No, Pete Buddha. Judaism mary's. He's the the game air of southbound. Oh, that's not book. Oh, you know. I I asked earlier if there's ever been a player who talked his way out of town like Manny Machado did and out of LA. Yeah. And Danny Rollins, Danny? Thank you, one of our listeners gave me one and prize. Eight didn't think of this. Who's our question is who said this? I think you're you'll be the one that gets it one two three Cancun. Oh, Nick fan. Nick Vanak saw they they were playing at the end of the season. And you're like say defense on three one two three Cancun like, and it was in the middle of a playoff series say that well he was in the huddle, and they had cameras in there. Over the air. I think and and then out and that was it. Nobody likes. Nobody likes still mad at the Matt Kuchis Kennedy caddy for rat nut met well. You know, you cave coocher finally caved. I didn't even know what any of this means you didn't do any of that last week. Oh my gosh. You missed a great story. So what's what's the man culture is a pro golfer? I know that much one eight tournament one point three million dollars, and he gave his caddy five grand, which is less than one per se. A pre pre existing agreement with the caddy, but still three thousand dollars to caddy from that weak, and because he wanted to give him a tip of two thousand so give no you gave an extra five, Jim and q. Give them like a forty percent tip and use the for catty, you give them depending on what your ten percent of your regular caddies five percent of easy substitute. Yes. Okay. So Kucha gave them five thousand right? And this is a private at one point two one point three million to let you know a had he given him five percent. It would have been sixty grand. Oh, gave him. Out of Tipton more too. So before you make your point, and let me tell you how it evolved because it's critical to what you're about to say. So Mace the caddy calls them and says, hey, I know you gave me five grand, but I've been talking all the other caddies and all the other people round here. And they told me that I should ask you for five percent because that's standard. And I don't want these other caddies being mad at me. And I don't you know, you one one point three million. You gave me five and they said to this caddy. Nope. We had a deal. Look if it'll make it go away. I'll give you an extra fifteen grants and the caddy said the caddy said, no the twenty. So what would have been twenty grand the caddy said. No, he goes, I wouldn't I wouldn't do it for any less than fifty right now getting five percents sixty right? So then he went to a golf magazine and tell them the story, which is where you have a problem any e- outs. Matt coochie snitch is on him after here's the thing. But me, you must made a private agreement. Now, you're gonna take it make me look back here. Here's the thing. I think that he's doing it for all the other caddies who might consider working for Matt Kuchar one day. If you're a caddy do not want to work for cooter. And by the way, I'll all those stories started to come out. But Michael, I think has a point you did out and play. But Michael he went to privately and tried to get out give you twenty. Well, that's not enough. I'm gonna go tell on you does that. And this was not. But it worked he got fifty grand by the way, he get fifty then push agreed to pay him fix. Chicken dinner with me. Tell me have agreement with his regular caddie. Correct. His regular he he decided to play in this tournament. At the last minute has regular caddie said, I'm sorry. I'm assuming you think that by the way, he goes back to Mexico this week, assuming that you think a caddy matters at all for professional golf ranks bring it does. He carries the back then. Who did he looks at? The putt says, I think it's gonna go. Well, you remember Curtis? Strange Andy to his line about caddies. They said, well, how important is a caddy because caddy needs to do three things show up keep up and shut up. If you don't believe in that philosophy. If you think that your caddy, actually matters, right? Who do you think that this hurts more the caddy or coocher cooter devastates caddy? I would never hide this guy wouldn't have a towards this guy is a part-time. Mexican caddy is gonna use the money to open a dry cleaning viz. Is that true? Yeah. You make an agreement with somebody Mason. He was at a press out. You would you be happy about that? Yeah. But if you also found out that Matt Kuchar doesn't tip is catty, if you're if you're if you're another fatty, why would you wanna caddy on a regular guy on the tour? So I'm sure he takes care of that agreement if I'm a catch caddy now, go to the precedent lameta only. I was getting that. Hey that guy's got a dry cleaning store, and Matt Kuchar has got a bad rap. And but here's the thing couture's outside even been a bad rap. It's a wrap couture's got over fifty million dollars in career earnings, and he's never won a major. So his two biggest sponsors are Bridgestone Bridgestone and sketchers. I seriously thought about this is it I'm not buying sketchers anymore because that Getty best. The point where you going to buy sketchers, well by son, I bought them for my son. He wears them. Yeah. Yeah. Do you let not Kucha turn you off from sketchy? And so, but if you're boycotting Matt you like what other sponsors stone Bridgestone tire? Yeah. No tires and know sketchers, that's it. And I'm going to send all my close to Mexico to get frightened me as well. That's how far I'm gonna take this thing. Look this guy up every time. I need some dry cleaning heading to Mexico. The Mexican thing that bothers me. You N communists key. Why do you always you? You're always so accusatory when you. And another thing about you. Mason. I listened to your show ski are ripping on. My boy James harden for his style of play like the style of play. Because he's so prolific scorer scored thirty plus a game. You'd have you'd have a complaint Jordan's scoring thirty seven game, and he was monopolizing different different different. It's because that was the of ice. Oh ball. Now basketball is I mean, you know, basketball is like a symphony. Now, here's Golden State war not in Houston. That's why I'm saying. But you watch the Golden State Warriors. That's a beautiful brand of basketball. You look what James Harden's doing dribble gerbil dribble. Step back three try to get fouled flop around. I mean, that's not. That's not fun -ssarily to watch. I don't I don't hold it against James harden. You look Chris Paul's been in and out Eric ordinance been in and out. I understand he's got Clint Capellas. But now I understand he's got to do whatever it takes to get his team to win. But it's still not fun to watch. I'm not ripping on. Well, didn't Jordan go one on one a lot? He did. But that was the vice oh balm as you know, the last time the rockets played the warriors hardened basically beat the warriors by himself. Exactly. That was. They will not they will not beat the warriors unless they well. First of all they will not beat the while they took to seven last like they've got no chance without Chris Paul. Remember, he's back. He's as these back. Are you gonna come to game here? Thursday, you're gonna come for the first half first-half Thursday Thursday. God that's a day. I'm speaking at that several his paired remark defend tacos media summit. So by the way, we told Trudell we're going to try this is every big radio mucketty Mike in the whole country or goal is to get Thompson Trudell back on the air. We can't this room here station, if they won't have you here at the station. We'll get your job at another network to leave leave town. We got your job. But what if you have to drive across town? I've got one word for you. Michael overnights. Great Thompson and Trudell all night the lead into the morning. Oh, yeah. You'd be the lead into the morning show or two six. I'm normally up driving to the golf course at that time. Michael Boorda, six AM you and Mike Trudell. Oh that is seriously. You would do that do that on game nights? I gotta stay up all night. I take get checked cod at the hotel. Yeah. We'll get you you can you can look around. They're getting. This showing up in ever I want I got to use to this. It'd be like you may just show up. I can't tell you. I'm pretty sure I have a prediction that will surprise you. Mason, obviously took more days off than anyone in twenty eighteen but in two thousand nine hundred I'm predicting l z passes may sue I think Mason work more days than L. You've been here vacation last week. Missed the answer your question to I've missed five shows this year, I've got another vacation coming up. All I don't know. It's based on whether the Lakers make the playoffs or not if the Lakers don't make the playoffs or looks like they're not then it's going to be in may if it looks like they're going to be in the playoffs, and it's going to be in March because I want to be here. The plan vacations a year. I take six I take some maximum number of days, I can possibly take by the way, I challenge you to find somebody out there who doesn't take the maximum amount of days that they can't Jim hill. Right. I don't think he's got any vacation. No, no. He has like one time. I was there and the call them in. And they said Jim you have to go on vacation. We can't let you accumulate these days view them. We have to pay you. And he says, well, what have I cumulative they said seventeen weeks? Right. And he went he said, okay. Okay. And he left for like two days, and then a big story broke and he came back. Here's here's my guarantee. You will miss. I will miss ten shows. Miss five more shows between now and the end of my contract, what take him a bottle of wine yet. No that that's not gonna. How many bottles of wine or floating around trying to fill up myself, if I can't even keep track of the numbers, and by the way, Durant stays with the warriors. He'll be so on the plus. That's right. Joel. Age-old leaves like he's going to you will everybody that Newhouse your Bilton. They might have to stay in a town home. What are we bet the bag of weed on? What was that on on the same thing? We've got a bag of weed on it. Throws the free throws. That's right by the fifty percent. And I can I get in on that bit ten of the twenty. He's gotta of. Yeah. There's no way you're making ten ten. Trump to edit twenty. I've I've revolutionized my who'd underhand guy de'andre Jordan went Tim predict my head says there's no way Mace can win my heart says I want to win because I want to see you in the dispensary. By what I wanted to cash, my friend. Mason says, oh, he doesn't go in. Gotta go in Andy anti mate, Mason has done. This once before he went to of twenty he is not shot a free throw since Lonzo shoots. Forty one percent. I can be Mason is claiming he'll shoot fifty percent with no practice. No practice done. Do. You know, what though how long has it been since you've actually taken the free throw anywhere. The last time. We did this when we played that celebrity the ESPN chaired when he fell flat on his face golf tournament that we have the charity Gulf turn me. I had not swung a club in probably twelve years, maybe even longer. Yep. But because it had been so long since I played all of my bad habits. I think had gone away. It was the best. I'd hit in ages. See all my bad habits examine away from shooting free. We'll see high before you know, I don't ever do any. No. Because during the show so doesn't stop there. It does. Don't don't don't suggest that if he. Now when I'm on the Michael if he pulls it in into Newburgh. Bag. All right. More purgatory coming up now. Mason and Ireland ESPN LA.

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#EERS S8 Ep168: Russians Everywhere and Romney Goes Rogue

The Erick Erickson Show

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#EERS S8 Ep168: Russians Everywhere and Romney Goes Rogue

"Hello and welcome media's Eric Erickson here the Erik Erikson show the phone number eight seven seven nine seven Eric eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five quick headlines out of the way we will trickle back to them just want to bring you up to date the president has decided we will stay in is an up to two hundred in Syria and the bordering areas of Iraq to guard oilfields to keep them from luckily the elections not going to be held today for him but he's right the president's GONNA be friend making mode this really angered Republicans that he was going to send it to drought for a number his decision yet walking back probably frankly a smart thing for him here's Chris Christie from Ab Soon President Trump told his aides opposed to the choice he was prepared for the inevitable attack from Democrats would he was not prepared for was the re for a president facing impeachment but was unusual for him he reversed himself Saturday night abruptly ending the uproar touched off two days earlier by the announcement of action of fellow Republicans who said his choice of the club the trump national durell had crossed the line and they couldn't defend it so Mr Trump did something that might not have been a surprise taking mode exactly what Sarah said this exactly right there's a time to be combative and there's a friend making vis-a-vis your own party do the president knew he was inviting criticism was by choosing his own golf club in Miami for the site of a gathering of world leaders in June is now an acknowledgement that isis is regrouping having escaped With the Kurds being killed and slaughtered in in move down to make an alliance you see news George Stephanopoulos show I doubt it was an attempt to get ahead of information I think it I think it was a mistake and you know where it came from and The New York Times has a story out this morning I have confirmed with several Republicans that the the basically the land of what this New York Times story this morning is saying is true Bowser L. Saad video has come out of American soldiers withdrawing from parts of Syria and the courage throwing rocks at them angry reasons one of which is the Dow Golf Course is Super Super Nice but several friends of mine who played there in the last couple of years said even after remodeling of the courses the now the chief of staff decided to do that I think you saw pretty clearly that the the secretary stay was expressing the same type of concerns that I understand White House lawyers were with them for leaving feeling betrayed the president has also reversed course on the Durrell trump golf course hosting the g seven the answer questions when it's a binary choice if we talked about dozens of times here it's much better for the president of win the spotlight's on him yet when the spotlight's on him and he's gotta be infringed and right now when you're facing impeachment which by the way is predetermined for house impeachment impeachment removal all right so impeachments Predator taking mode Chris Christie right there there are some data we'll get to later pulling out from multiple state showing Republicans may actually lose the Senate if the election were held today I oh what was it I can't remember it's it's doesn't really matter but it was towards the end of the middle of the Obama Administration resort there in fact I stayed which one was the Japanese Prime Minister I did an event I gotta ask to Speak Island and name the best part of the president's whole week was what started off with which was the more people in this country see Democrats on this campaign stays with Warren it'd be the clubhouse and facilities are great compared to what we normally do for that he's ever remember George W Bush took him to Sea Island Dow the cloisters they had the eighteen years and there was a plaque in the room that the Japanese prime minister had stayed in the room I was and it was super nice room I had never been to the to see island before I too rich for my blood but it was amount they're going to do it and he should be tumbled to the fact that that's going to happen and then he's not going to be removed and then we're going to move to a presidential campaign moment of Catharsis and opportunity to reassert the foreign policy norms they believe trump has blown past skip the statements on the deep state there are some evidence for them today and just so you know I'm not a deep state conspiracy theorist but at the same time their superiors to trump and his allies the diplomats are evidence of a deep state within the government that has been out to get him from the start but others who testified in cle- include Marie Ivanovich the former ambassador Ukraine Michael McKinley who resigned in the foreign as a parade of current and former diplomats testified to their concerns about the trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine over White House objections there are concerned and this Associated Press report is raising them three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill a bit the State Department officials parading through Capitol Hill include high-ranking diplomats with decades of experience is serving Republicans Democrats among them Kurt Volker Service over treatment of McKee of Ivanovich Fiona Hill Nap National Security Council staffer and on and on it goes okay let me because the Roman bureaucracy continued to operate even as the Roman emperors were floundering about the Roman bureaucrats were able to collect the it's the diplomats are appearing before impeachment investigators looking into President Donald Trump's dealing with Ukraine and they're recounting stories of possible impropriety misconduct and mistreatment. You just say I think that this is gives the president SOM- some ammunition that part of what is happening with impeachment is in fact three seven four to five there's a story it's an it's an a story and it's not getting the traction that I think it should get particularly after all the Republican depressing about the press conference so I think it was some grand plan I and when I go to say that you know I've said this to the president as recently as this week we have to be a friend was that as the church sprang up in the Roman Empire after Constantine the empire becomes Christian and they were able to do all of these things even as the Roman emperor and the Praetorian guard were killing each other and fighting each other and the goals were coming in and there were fights empire could go by in their daily existence without really noticing for a time the crumbling empire round them and the problems with the empire Guston and one is turtle and one is temporal one is temporary one last forever one has an back to that bureaucrats are out to get him Democrat leaning bureaucrats in fact many of these people I think do lean to the left in get nice it was really nice so this is all walked back now the phone number eight seven seven nine seven Eric eight seven seven nine seven a Lotta people start gravitating towards Christian ideas and a lot of the best educated people in Rome the gold use to be to go into the bureaucracy and serve the empire well here comes this religion that says there are essentially two kingdoms as articulated by the higher echelons of Society Christianity really at first was started as a slave religion win Augusta or when Constantine became emperor for the employees of a department demoralized by the administration's repeated attempts to slash its budget and staff cooperating with the inquiry is seen as the guy who's probably going to be killed by his guards in another couple of weeks or the king who lasts forever and so a lot of the Roman empire and and her it was the upper classes all converted because they needed access to the emperor and it was the the poorer people in the field who took some time for them to convert outside of the Rome areas bins history of the decline and fall the Roman Empire I believe that was that was one of the things that he noted was that a lot of people in the Roman there were instances where the intelligence apparatus appear to be leaking against the Bush administration in fact there are a lot of people in Republic right now you have for the longest time had a bureaucracy that kind of sustained itself and we're in this situation where the bureaucracy looks to be lean-to war against the current president of the United States why is very important you need to understand this if you will recall during the Bush administration taxes they were able to get the roads paved they were able to build the aqueducts they were able to keep the water flowing they were able to keep the grain coming in they were able to keep the bread bean made they were able to keep the slaves the left looks at this and frankly parts of the Republican establishment look at this as well and they think it's a good thing that the bureaucracy as a rudder fixed Lorde the ship of state in decided to do an abrupt hard turn and essentially you had diplomats and people in the intelligence community sabotage reasons with Bush the intelligence community thought that Bush was kind of throwing them under the bus after the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq were not found with trump what it is it's the foreign service community in the intelligence community they're out to get Donald Trump because donald trump is overturning historic norms now circles particularly in republican governmental circles who look at the intelligence bureaucracy and it's a bunch of academic liberals these days and needs to be reformed and I suspect there right eight and what the the intelligence community is signaling with Donald Trump as well as that they're kind of out to get him to just as they were to get George W. Bush but for different are had to exist for Christ to be born with the pave roads and everything to be able to spread his message around and then the Roman empire was no longer needed and the Roman empire which was an impediment to the spread of the church this actually does make a little sets one of the things that the yeah I realize it is it is nine fifteen in the morning and I'm already at the decline fire the bureaucracy could sustain the empire and your average Roman citizen perhaps did not necessarily recognize the fact that the empire they went into the Church and the church became a new power structure as well and e that caused the bureaucracy to wind down so gibbons and so it collapsed however you look at it gibbons point was that for the longest time even as there was turmoil within the political power structure of the Roman Empire Emperor who floats in and out the other has an eternal God who created all mankind raised up from the dust of the earth and stitch together other rooms who do you want to serve and as the upper echelon families began to convert their kids started digging into the ideas that were named with them in instead of going into the bureaucracy and follow the Roman empire and the role of the church we go deep ear on Occasion Ladies and Gentlemen one of the things that given noted stay within those variants of American policy you can maintain some level of stability in the world even among administrations that disagree with each other but a wholesale up indy rid of the Civil Service Act that allow the president hired fire every single employee down to the route man on the post office route he should be able to hire and fire of American foreign policy changing completely the the direction of the country is something that would create too much acrimony in too much instability in the world you gotta remember the foreign policy bureaucracy is they see president trump coming in and completely disrupted American foreign policy and their goal is to slow it down as much as they can the president I believe the unitary executive the article two is about the president it's not about the bureaucracy everything is subservient to him I if I could do something different if I were President I would bill he's the president it all flows underneath him that being said it is the view of bureaucrats tributes all the stuff and says that the church was one reason the empire collapsed now if you're one of those fifty thousand foot people who looks down and says well the the Roman Empire headed in certain locations and it drew between Republicans and Democrats it can turn in different directions but turned slowly donald trump came has it trickles down through the bureaucracy the bureaucracy can slowly turn the steering wheel and keep the rudder almost where it was theirs was on the decline In the American situate the American republic no I'm not one of those people who's going to go American empire out on You in the American republic where we stand all of institutional inertia that keeps directions flowing only certain extreme cases does it turn abruptly like what we saw after nine eleven one of the reasons for with him and primarily they are upset with him not because of what he did per se most of them weren't on the phone call they're upset because we're trained whether you through the civil service where you go through the foreign services game what have you there are variants of American foreign policy and as long as the president is undermining bipartisan consensus on foreign policy and essentially they're looking at him saying a minority and that could be deeply persuasive with Republican senators in Republican states who already don't like the foreign policy bureaucracy nine eleven was because the bureaucracy wasn't flexible enough to deal with the changing world and unfortunately the solution the government came up with was to create that of Homeland Security which is just a massive amalgamate bureaucracies that probably we will ultimately learn had the same problem as beforehand that but these these bureaucrats are now housing the rudder so that he can't make the full turn and the reason they're doing this I'm not going to posit that they're they're bad people I am one who believes that that the foreign policy community is built on the idea of of a continuation of a policy leads to stability even if the policy itself is nuts in in that's weird oh providing the president ammunition in his claim of a coup because they are really out to get him in it's very clear they're out to getting they're they're very upset they know they can't completely slow down because at the end of the day it's the president and his secretary of state who he can fire at will with impunity who makes the ultimate goals but out gosh since two thousand seven two thousand eight changed a little bit inform over time but if you want to subscribe to a text the word show if you don't like the president you resign you don't try to obstruct him from within and aid the media's painting these people out to be heroes and it just gives a reinforced era I swear panera bread spikes caffeine in their coffee I'm just I'm here like I've had three ESPRESSOS my hands are shaky I've had so much caffeine and only had two cups of coffee this morning let me just plugged it for you I do not a daily email around six o'clock in the morning and it contains some of the stuff that I'm going to be into their classes one lead students into exploring maths roots in the ancient histories of people and Empires of color another ass feedback loop to Republicans sports the president that these people really are out to get him and the bureaucracy itself really is illegitimate and there really is a cool foot but I saw the story and I couldn't believe it at first the Seattle School district in Seattle Washington is and you know he was given actually blamed Christianity for the decline in fall of the Roman Empire Gibbon Y was hostile to the church to begin with but but his is right Seattle's proposals land is schools all over the country discussing eggs as now it gets better district at the forefront of a movement to re humanize math the framework outlined stands of discussion the teacher should incorporate that could be a gift that keeps on giving for the president that these people are being so adamant about it and defiant of him even though technically their employees of the executive branch you know planning to infuse all K. through twelve math classes with ethnic studies questions that encourage students to explore how laundry are the the drain motor on our washing machine burned up it was awful smell and took it over laundromat this morning and let them do the wash dry fold oh two three three seven seven seven text the word show two three three seven seven seven and that will get you on the list you'll get expect asking for your email empire concept the Babylonians in the aspects they use math too so you should point that out and not just focused on the Roman Empire talking about on the show thoughts on other topics that will make it in the show lots of useful information if you're a conservative and you want to know what the news is you should be paying attention to it's an email I've been breath has been appropriated by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression a controversial move that puts the six hal math and science have been used to oppress and marginalized people of Color and who holds power in a math classroom learn is a resistance and liberation encouraging students to recognize the mathematical practices and contributions of their own communities and look incorporate those ideas and questions into the math they teach beginning next fall groups of teachers are working with representatives of local community organization Americans elected this guy he only got electric through the through the electoral college we're going to resist from within and that that's not the way our system is supposed to work funny is that the White folks on the board of Education in Seattle or making the people who came up with this really mad because the the good white liberals in Seattle is to oppress people non White People Y- over the years a theme that the students are supposed to address then I'll get you subscribed I it goes out every weekday morning at six am You this story I read this this morning so it's still so basically two plus two equals four unless your teacher is white and then don't you let that teacher tell you what this to all be fixated on oppression and actually the People who came up with it said no we just want kids to understand this wasn't a Roman it nope the white liberals in Seattle WanNa make you know that minorities were oppressed way back when oh good grief Hello Urbana champaign has been advocating re humanizing mathematics holy moly and gets better so this is from the National Council of Teachers in mathematics th this is a standard here what's is people with color and who holds power in the classroom students teachers would be expected to core walkie outside I'm looking at the window right now it's it's still foggy I I don't know where you are the state but in the mid state e e we are covered in fog this morning I had to get up this morning and take our professor and most recently I'm Rochelle Gutierrez at the University of Illinois your painter the small world but anyway got out was it was super super foggy this morning I went over waiting for that place to open and went to Pinera but people behind closed doors are pointing out that they get it all wrong a a top official at one math organization only one some people say they're getting it all wrong and part of the reason they're getting it all wrong is because mathematicians it's important for them to learn about the great contributions to mathematics from all cultures Indian and Chinese and Babylonian but you don't need to talk is to write instructional units Seattle is at the forefront of this says Robert Berry the president of the National Council of teachers of mathematics what they're doing follows the line they do lessons in Gerrymandering to show how mathematics is used to divide people oh good grief so much speak anonymously to avoid any blowback and said we all want students of color to be included believed that they can learn math and see themselves the funniest part is I got in there and the guy asked if I needed the stuff back today I said Oh no no no we we are our drain pump on the washing machine burned up about liberation and oppression and how Western mathematics has somehow taken over it just turns people off and makes the goal of being inclusive that much of Western civilization is crumbling now on the ideas of of cultural oppression and liberation and just just it's non line of work we hope we can move forward as we think about the history of math who contributes to it or the deepening students connection with the agencies but but but there're y'all I'm I'm still chuckling about the story welcome it is Eric Erickson here the full number if you would like to call in eight seven seven nine seven Eric Eight seven S. no mathematics that's what they're calling it ethno mathematics it's originated in the late seventies by Brazilian math the Seattle School district wants to teach kids math but also incorporate how math has been used fine how math has been used to free people from oppression in addition to showing in math and science how they have been used to oppress and marginalized we're going to do it is a mass mobilization of working class people at the ballot box seven nine seven three seven four to five hope you guys had a great weekend I just I'm this is before we went to break if you're just tuning in Syria after all having withdrawn troops from that twenty five Mile Strip along the Turkish border president has now decided we will keep a number of troops several for what what wow oh and look one of the academic suggests sensical to see this stuff happening but you know I mean it spreads over into society at large with everything I mean look the the the problems that the Democrats are having that's the only way that we are going to win this game because our number one of our top priorities is not just defeating Donald Trump but defeating sin the symptoms when he is a symptom and right now with with woke miss you got Alexandru Cossio Cortez out there on the campaign trail just rose saying some utterly ridiculous thing are in no rush we've got enough close to get us to the next few days he laughed and well we're we're short of washing machine because our drain bumper positive and welcoming movement one that is mindful not only mindful of our Lee histories that that we need to do in this country is organized a fundamentally certain communities and a profound confidence that the future would provide a world without industrial agriculture would house size would probably be larger the work would be less the food would be more nutritious lonely women shouldn't have access to healthcare we recognize the holy Moly You know if you want the eating of the Bible years what God says Genesis US environmental degradation in income inequality a shorter workday for all a very diet and possibly better health outcomes for Sir could go back in time and change one thing what would it be let me read you her actual words the invention of Agriculture Again Mantha Kelly history professor at rutgers says a one thing she would change is the invention of agriculture imagine far less your life whitten sound so bad we would have the Eden of the Bible according to this professor a different history professor argued that we would be better off if we lived a medieval existence that the AH the the endless wars by the way there's a a professor at Rutgers Samantha Kelly was asked to question imperialism IRT is wow has breath in life in it I give every green plan for food this wow there you go yeah that wouldn't be eating lady in Eden that's not true you you do understand that's not true now the the housing arguably is the exception because so many of twentysomethings like Alexandra Qazi Cortez who say the most absurd things there's another professor I did not bookmark this tweet but over the weekend is one twenty-six let us make mankind in our image in our likeness so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky over the livestock and all the wild things and God created man in his image and said be fruitful and increase in number ated the garden this is professors are losing their mind and all this and it's it's polluting the brains of much be the Eden of the Bible Hunter Gatherer Life isn't sounding so bad hunter gatherer every tree that has fruit with seat in it they will be yours for food into all the beasts of the Earth at all the bird guy all the creatures that move along the ground everything that wages you fully grasp all this if you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be people in urban areas live in such tiny apartments now that may be the one true thing but Lee disease birth rates life expectancy but by all the earth and subdue it rule over the fish in the sea and the birds of the sky and over every living creature I give you every seed bearing plan on the face of the earth every measure medieval Mayo in also you're living a surf existence you're beholden to some Lord you're not tending your field your hitting the field mark rats are running for office in a post truth society themselves making no no sense out there Elizabeth Warren has all sorts of problems out there will look arena Nikki Haley an Indian American woman got elected in South Carolina wasn't hard susannah the time they're getting elected yet Hillary Clinton loses suddenly it's all about sexism as opposed to all about nobody likes her and then this this weird Gabbard Tina's got elected in New Mexico why is it only hard for democratic women Republican women aren't out there screaming about sexism Russians it really is a bizarre situation here where the Clintons have decided to rear their head and by the way you should know conspiracy thing look absurd that it's gone this far that you would as Hillary Clinton a major figure in the democratic establishment to this day based abreast for me are being expressed you know toward women running for all kinds of offices so there's a learning process here and I hope say just absurd stuff it is they collapse of truth that is a post truth society that we are living in and it is one in which office well accusing her of being a Russian by the way Democrats and the media pushing back very hard on this because they're afraid that it helps Gabbard to have Clinton go after her that were more willing to stand up against it to speak out against to call people out about it that's true in the media as well because they have needs of someone else I it just it's bizarre that we're at this this can t factual life were even professors risk the categorisations if we use when we think about women in public spaces and so people are often not even aware of whether here fan of Tulsi Gabbard or not there is zero evidence that she is some Russian plants and I think it just makes the whole Russian mile on a late Friday Clinton accused Gabbard the congresswoman from Hawaii of being an agent of the Russians Tulsi Gabbard you should know is their implicit bias that's your for race and ethnicity lots of other things as well and then you begin to see that so many of the attitudes that works somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary and our grooming her to beat the third party candidate she's the favorite of the Russians and that's assuming Jones verge of sort of not making it into the next debate but Hillary Clinton just gave her a lifeline either Hillary Clinton has some very explosive and you too but you know speaking of a Post Truth Society you've got Hillary Clinton out there now attacking Tulsi Gabbard as an agent of the of the explicitly smear an American veteran who served in the Iraq war as a medic and still serves in the Hawaii Army National Guard as a being grew their own categories their implicit bias sees so it takes guts to do it and to keep going but it should be owned by Vladimir Putin I mean that's disgusting and absurd yeah that's commentary on Msnbc of all things and now commentary on meet the Press Donovan people literally could have passed a lie detector test do you think what you've just said was sexist no of course not because it's so deeply embedded in the cabin mation that none of the rest of the public has access to or she floated a conspiracy theory about Tulsi Gabbard claiming that someone who deployed twice join the military is covertly being groomed by the Russian government that's a conspiracy theory and there's not public evidence for it and of course it's understandable that Gabar would respond uh suddenly putting the Democrats on defensive about Tulsi Gabbard and the Democrats elevating tolsey gathers these days she also tweeted out a fake letter of Supposedly from John F Kennedy to Khrushchev it was modelled on the Donald Trump when it was from one of the the move to the Bizarre Hillary Clinton attack Betsy on on Tulsi Gabbard I want folks to here I think they've got their eye and with immense anger now to be fair Gabbard saying that Clinton was using her proxies in the corporate media to conspire to keep her from being a successful candidate also like come on Tulsi Gabbard is the center of gravity around her is not that strong so in the end this might not move the needle it might accept is Chuck Todd I think accurately pointed out there in the meet the press panel that she's on the verge of not qualifying for the debate that will actually be here in Georgia they have it set a location yet but I would suspect but this this particular episode why's Joshua Criticize her for hanging out with that's a fact none of this other stuff nine some of us knew all along but you know the crazy thing is that you've got other Democrats who say crazy stuff all the time in the media really gives them a pass good enough like we need a universal sense of urgency and people are trying to like introduce watered-down proposals that are and this idea that if we just you know I've been working on this for X. amount of years it's like knock fine we'll give it up which she might not she's also a Russian astronauts also a Russian asset Tulsi Gabbard responded betsy you the Queen of war mongers embodiment of Berg fact-based not fact based also I'm just not sure that it like you said I'm not sure it's GonNa make a difference at the end of the she'd said this about Elizabeth Warren Yeah totally different story nations to get into the debate and suddenly have Hillary Clinton go on the warpath against her she elevates Tulsi Gabbard profile by what she said and anklet going to kill us that was deep thoughts Alexandria Cossio Cortes when we get back at the top of the hour record and she's a hillary helping herself she's also out there complaining about systematic sexism and how it affected her you would think she would've learned about systems is medical marijuana is advancing in Georgia and yet it's got some problems in in the advance of medical marijuana and Georgia has ground reaching out to people in the upper echelons of the Justice Department trying to get these men out of an investigation well the upper echelons of the Justice Department keep themselves out of prosecutorial decisions at the local level. They don't want to be accused of gaming the system they try to avoid those discussion oh I don't think if you're not a lawyer and you have dealt with this situation you probably don't realize how fire-walled aspects of the Justice Department are no I don't think that's it at all I think that Clinton just sit this stuff and it's bizarre she says weird things and crazy things all the time action personification of the Rock that sticking the Democratic Party for so long it's now clear that this is primary between you and me don't cowardly hide behind your proxies joined the race directly Tulsi Gabbard is on LSF that it it shouldn't be this hard for women to be in the public arena what she lost in the it's hard for women to be in the six is a former husband I have to confess I was surprised by the level of sexism and on top of that they did not realize that a federal prosecutor New York was going to indict so Giuliani's clients Yuliana had been reached talking to the Justice Department about in Giuliani apparently didn't let slip to them that there was this ongoing investigation in Grand Jury Invest Virtue or quotas said they can't remember the last time the Justice Department did something like this the Justice Department essentially released a statement saying we got nothing to do with Rudy we don't damage control you just let him do it so the Justice Department had no idea that Giuliani's fringe were going to be indicted the people that Giuliani was negation into these individuals so the Justice Department I don't recall the last time this happened and I was looking at several several press reports in a lot of the listened to the North Metro Atlanta area in the suburbs of place the Democrats want to win it's a messaging opportunity for the Democrats in Gabbard has it met all the qualified I'm to a halt I will bring you the details right now though the justice department is distancing itself from Rudy Giuliani he is the gift that keeps on giving for the Democrats in this I and now pictures of come out so you know I was in the news this weekend totally accidental I wanNA talk to rudy we don't want root anywhere nearest stay away from his rudy rudy random twitter account as far as I was concerned I didn't follow it in the media buzzing by this is Rudy Giuliani stuff just bizarre the late night shows came up with it and who were tutored outside found this and the archives it's just man grandma we're starting to realize is losing her the gift that keeps on giving for the media when we come back medical marijuana in Georgia is facing a little bit of a setback and Georgia power getting some news from regulators they're not Vikto which probably come from Perry delicto which means both parties are at fault appear delicto was his nickname and he followed me on twitter and has savannah we'll reach out to the DOJ and say hey I got this case it's going to make a lot of news you need to know about it but typically they don't have that communication for example BJ Pack you're in Atlanta the Atlanta area. He indicted the secretary or the the Insurance Commissioner in Georgia Jim Beck light rain heavy rain in parts it was heavy at times our kid's soccer game got cancelled on Saturday morning which was nice we all got sleep in lots of the state getting getting rain search deep thoughts bags Andrea Conceal Cortes Juliana they've been feeding him information out of Ukraine they did not realize people at the Justice Department did not realize that Giuliani had ties to those individuals happy with probably on rate increases your rate is going to go up though and I've got the details I'm coming I'm coming welcome ah the tropical storm remnants of the tropical storm this weekend at least turning the grass green again in parts of the state a good luck just the plants are lying in rows on one third of an Acre sprouting fuzzy flowers that could be processed into CBD oil the popular product regulates you have no idea exactly just whether the quality is good or not and in fact I've had several people telling me that in some cases it's so unreal owner he didn't he doesn't do that they don't do that because you don't want to you don't want that information to leak out you don't want to get to political appointees who engage in we have the federal prosecutors who indicted the two men now four people who were setting up the marijuana shop in Las Vegas they reached out to him before and the reason is because they don't loose lips sink ships and loose lips can tip off people are under investigation and whatnot that you don't want so unwell crops are getting rain one of the crops that's getting rain is hip in Georgia Watkins Ville Georgia's future him not a the University of Georgia is researching how well hip grows its yield per acre in which varieties prosper in Georgia's hot humid you would think they could go into any essentially selling THC that's the ingredient that gets you high as opposed to the CBD Tim Coolong who's a university horticulturalist dorm at Uga and ask the students who were growing the pot in their dorm rooms my wife just text me she's from us that has the dairy queen built in it has signs all over the the the right of way advertising CD oil is sold in the flash food like if you mention license or something every all parts of your body starts itching afterwards so sorry way too much information welcome Terry character live now get Tulsi Gabbard into a debate she otherwise wouldn't be in and no I don't think there's some sort of deep conspiracy whole this Clinton Gabar working together to get Gabbard in the debate early I I started getting text messages from people about Mitt Romney and me and I had no idea turns out Mitt Romney had a secret twitter account appeared way to start the second hour of the show. Sorry I mean I it's that time of year and after all the rain it's think it would go away but every once in a while these these begins according to the Aj it is a pungent field at the University of Georgia where several dozen cannabis plants are nearly ready for harvest a significant producer like marijuana hip comes from cannabis but contains little to no THC state inspectors the to legalize it in all CBD oil products in Georgia are now imported which is one of the reasons they want to start growing this retweeted me a couple of times replied to me call me wrong on something at one point commended me on some other things and here I was accidentally the I had no idea and he did not reach out to the federal government and just say hey everybody I just want you all to know I'm going to indict the sitting elected insurance commissioner ends with rescuers unless it's a really big case if it's a really big US attorney in in Atlanta or making or or wherever in the southern district I guess it's in Brunswick huge is growing the hip plants the cannabis plants in preparation for farmers to stop start growing him across the state lawmakers righties in Watkins Ville near Athens in Blair's Ville and in Tipton the plants were harvested a few weeks ago a second crop is going some grow nine feet tall and then you went inside there was one woman at the cash register who looked very frazzled and these guys she's going back yelling at the guys to come inside they don't even know what they're doing they were so minded in some sometimes you get more thc than CBD in it's not regulated the police come in and they don't really have a test right now for this stuff so people are yes so okay hi I'm not making this up I think I've mentioned this year so this flash foods up the street signed the legislation to appoint a commission that would oversee the expansion of medical marijuana the draft regulations Russian includes picking which businesses can grow the plant developing the licensing requirements the retailers must meet it's a cornerstone of legislation on the commission the expansion sidelined the legislation gives the seven-member commission vast oversight over the state's medical marijuana the Fulda L. of your itchy right now now scratching the full number eight seven seven nine seven Eric eight seven seven nine seven three seven four two five okay but there is a problem that there there is a problem the problem is that the medical raced to the Assad regime in Syria among others there are a lot of people wondering what on Earth this one where this woman's getting her views she was in the military though she's got a distinguished some barely get off the ground hip is probably going to grow well in Georgia but it seems to prosper in north Georgia including a rule that commission members must not have any ownership stake or financial interest in a cannabis oil firm during their term and five years after it ends still the delays also local prosecutors in the state essentially ceasing the enforcement of of marijuana criminalization Ardo existing members but there have been over fifty candidates to apply the laws Mitt to set strict requirements for appointment etc etc etc except no members have been put on the Georgia access to medical cannabis commission until they're square all the illegal marijuana's grown to up in the north Georgia mountains go down a dirt road and suddenly you see a bunch of people telling you turn around and go back makes you wonder what they're growing give it a Georgia farmers look like they're going to jump on the hip business thirty five states are already growing commercial hip Georgia's positioning itself to be misdemeanor in some cases the police are more and more turning a blind eye in fact I was talking to a buddy of mine who's a police officer will I don't want to tell you in what city he's in but he's in the metro two weeks ago I went through there in the drive thru was closed they had a sign up saying you had to come inside to take orders and had to drive around pass the back door through placing your order and the employees are getting baked before going inside and cooking your food and the orders are constantly wrong as a result in fact was too Atlanta area and he said is becoming so common now to find teenagers encounter teenagers who are smoking marijuana that more often than not the police foods but if you go through the drive through at the dairy queen all of the employees sit out back and smoke weed I mean they're they're you're there at the drive WANNA program is dead in its tracks and that's also related to CBD and the regulations and coming up with the testing so the governor we'll test to ensure it contains less than three tenths of a percent THC so this professor Uga's grown twenty four in-laws you've got some cities in the state now that are decriminalize it where you may get a seventy five dollar fine and confiscation and otherwise sit on your way AAC de their mind they could just go next door and get the oil but they wanted to smoke it instead in and all of the employees were sitting there you could smell the marijuana I mean they were all I mean every single one of five dudes back there smoke in three three to five and that creates new but limited marijuana industry in Georgia the legislation would celebrate giving patients access here in Georgia to medical marijuana instead of sold every it sold at the guest just as a random aside here I've got a flash foods gas station right up the street from me a has a dairy queen in it having to bring it in from out of state one potential causes that the commission is kind of a startup so there are no built in procedures and back for patients who are still having to go out of state so you've got that you've got the hemp industry here now ready to explode in the St George's on the on the verge of the now you've got officers will confiscate it from if they're seated in cinema way they don't even document it it's not worth their time it's happening so much there's just forfeiting their marijuana in one their way e the The you know the little ants that come in when the Super Dry outside they've been in my office and they all went away and then suddenly I felt something crawling on my leg and it was one of those and you know it created our present inequalities the raises of housing segregation the classes of behind amendments that tells of is right next to Taco Bell and they're assigned all over the parking lot you know the little side like campaign side you would donate CBD sold here you can get it everywhere and it's so we have essentially reached defacto recreational marijuana legalization in parts of the Metro Atlanta area in the state and I suspect it's going to increase around the states some areas are still taking very hard lines but in the Metro Atlanta area depending on the city you're in less so Clarkston is one that could be problematic and I don't know that we are necessarily ready although you know Colorado a highly potent marijuana from California you know that that's one of the things with marijuana is that it's it's much like tobacco was increasingly bread as a strain causing an increase in schizophrenia. They're actually is a documented increase in schizophrenia and the the demographic South America moving in trying to bully badger harass or otherwise take over a lot of the marijuana growth in Colorado This has been well Dr Invol- and then the the Chattanooga Knoxville area basically that little metropolitan area that the seventy five eighty five corridor is seeing an influx of Sousse smoke marijuana tend to have a greater chance of developing schizophrenia later in life and the reason of a lot of science the Decatur area to there's just a more and more growing acceptance by the by the police that this is something people are doing now changes based on external stimulus and external stimuli I should say and researchers more more pointing to marijuana's being one of the culprits suspecting is because of brain development a brain does not develop an average person until their mid twenty fully develop it is still susceptible to will is a is an example of a place where a lot of the things that people said would happen that would be bad if marijuana was legalized recreationally they haven't you know part of the problem here is that there's actually a lot of research that shows that marijuana affects brain development in that teenager Atlantic and other magazines the Atlantic of all places Iran a story Gosh seventy months ago on this and there's been some follow up reporting on it that kid but some of them have but a lot of them have not one of the problems though that they're having is the increase in drug cartels from central and the Washington Post I can't remember if there was a story just a couple of weeks ago and I don't think I had a chance to get to it on the show that in in Tennessee North Carolina South Carolina range do not develop until their mid twenties like fully forum and marijuana can impact that there is increasing evidence the Lee potent marijuana from California to the East Coast Georgia was out what was reading in Oh was it wasn't the it might have been the New York Times of those who develop it tend to be very similar now white whose or well-to-do who smoked marijuana in high school a lot by federal authorities now in part of that is because the legalization of marijuana in the United States has caused a collapse in marijuana prices in central and South America you don't need to go coming from California and the reason is because a lot of farmers in California win in big with recreational marijuana in northern California and Nelson Oh by your weed from Mexico when you can buy it from Colorado and California now in fact we're also seeing an increase in the export of state regulators as regulators in California always do stepped in and regulated so heavily there is excess crop they need to get rid of and so they have paired under the unharvested to be more and more potent so to marijuana become more and more potent including some addictive elements in it that used to not be there and all the old hippies from the sixties and seventies are seeing these highly potent California streets become readily available as farmers their contract with people in the southeast who ferry the marijuana across across the people with distributors who then funnel it down to the southeast in Atlanta Charlotte and Chattanooga in that area and the spillover effects of Knoxville in Greenville The in Georgia in particular though states I it's basically the Atlanta and Charlotte corridor and Charlottesville over a degree typically driving to sell it on the market in the southeast they want to keep it as far away from California's possible and bring it over to the East Coast and the southeastern particular I have never been able to put their marijuana elsewhere it's not addictive and yet the marijuana strains now more and more potent and what they're seeing that there's a surplus turn a blind eye to it or not and because of the confusion in the marketplace they conceded in the southeast no pun intended there bringing the potent stuff is the southeast is is at this point where they don't really know what to do with it if you go to if you go to New York at its largely legal now you go to Washington DC it is they ship them to Atlanta and Charlotte in Chattanooga to the southeast and led the college kids take advantage of it and it's becoming a growing problem Chicago it is Florida's the barriers are breaking down in Florida but in the southeast there's still this issue of what to do with it and local municipalities are struggling with I'm still dwelling on polling from last week that shows that the decline of of Christianity in the United States now less from California here that is no longer available for sailing California that's kind of one of the funny effects of this is that there was a black market in California prior to the legalization of marijuana than half of millennials say they are churched and the amount of Americans who say they are Christian has declined is still the nationwide but particularly in the southeast ev you heard about chick-fil-a opening in the UK you know I'm fusion and so the the people in California decided the southeast is right for it because there are so many local municipalities who are trying to decide what to do with it how to deal with it that were more potent that they liked and now you can't sell them on the open market in California because regulators have determined their potent well they don't want to get rid of them only enough it is the what some would call fundamentalists but but really Orthodox Bible leaving churches that are sustaining themselves in this country much of the Southern Baptist there was highly potent marijuana for sale on the black market a lot of celebrities would buy in fact there were celebrities or even celebrities now bragging about helping develop certain strains of marijuana forty of the country but still a decline in the country regular church attendance is down on all the metrics for Christendom are kind of down interesting from the United States in and opened up in a reading in the United Kingdom in a mall much as Chick-fil-a here in this country as it expanded and this should be somewhat disturbing to everyone a chick-fil-a is decided to shut its business in this convention the PCA and others are seeing themselves as the mainline congregations that are collapsing and e chick-fil-a has branched out air but the owners of the mall came under criticism from gay rights activists in the UK for allowing chick-fil-a and the mall the chick-fil-a has been helping I kid you not the Salvation Army and the fellowship of Christian athletes those are the two groups that chick-fil-a currently again expanded in moles well it's closing down after eight days in business the chick-fil-a in the mall closed down in a lot of people out there are chick-fil-a they're lease will not be renewed in into please get out as quickly as possible and what's so crazy about it is that the groups that are pointed at reports that gay rights activists have said is a sign of Homophobia and bigotry the owners claimed they did not know about the Kathy families views on same sex marriage and supportive Christian groups and they wanted no part of it and so they have told the saying well you know supply and demand they have no customers show up to buy their chicken sandwiches will then of course they're going to go to business but that's not it at all he beat the women in a female cycling competition because he now identifies as a woman and the bad guys in this are the women complaining which is absurd days a week no one would have said anything but they didn't say that did they they came out and they said shing causes more particularly the Cathy family uses profits from chick-fil-a to subsidize the Salvation Army and the mall in the UK not because it wanted to but because the mall asked it to now it may stay open for six months it was a trial run after New York similar situation had they come out and they said we don't want chick-fil-a in our airport because it's closed on Sunday and we want restaurants that can serve seven into a disaster area before the Red Cross in fact if anything the salvation army figures out how to get into an area the Red Cross follows their lead it didn't want chick-fil-a in their airport because it's Christian because the Cathy family support Yes yes yes there's a problem on the Democratic Side Elizabeth Warren and good sportsmanship and honesty and sports among students meanwhile you know there there's a story on the UK that a male cyclist who claims to be a woman Russian athletes to groups considered homophobic by the left which is absurd y'all I'm a huge supporter of the Salvation Army with their natural disasters around the world I put up fundraising each on the resurgent for the Salvation Army I like the Salvation Army the Red Cross the Salvation Army does a better job with its money is much more efficient and is more likely to get and sandwiches and yet gay rights activists continued to stand outside in protests why is anyone proposing a chicken sandwich you just giving it more attention and word but now you gotTa shopping mall owner of the UK and it's not just the UK it's happening here to remember you've got the San Antonio Spurs rocketing that puts renewed attention on the fact that she can't come up with any idea on how her medicare for all plan early Medicaid for all because suck for everybody if they got into it how it actually will work she can't give a straight answer on this she's now known that this attack was coming for probably three months it became a debate prior to the press deciding that this was a a whole issue that we are not allowed to talk about Joe Biden did nothing wrong they were writing all the stories about this and quoting us were corrupt the issue has always been the appearance question right is the question of whether or not Hunter Biden was profiting off of his father's position you don't really need much like the North American Mission Board for Southern Baptist convention but what's so crazy here though is that so much of the media has ignored this chick fillet story because Glenn has beaten all the women in a cycling competition and the women are out outraged in the media in the UK is outrageous the women for being outraged at the man I still working on the details she says well of course that has allowed others to come forward and recognize the fact she's been really behind the scenes Democrats are saying she's probably the front runner now you know no one's really that impressed with Joe Biden right now in in the Z. More people don't WanNa go check it out Chris Crazy these people in their angry activism against good sandwiches you can call in and be a part of the program if you like gate seven seven nine seven Eric eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five where was I salvation army let's let me just actually focus on the the fellowship of Christian athletes for for just a moment a great group that actually teaches moral character you may and the media absolutely loves him loves him and he's going after Elizabeth Warren hard on the issue of her Medicare plan former officials who worked for Joe Biden saying they were uneasy with the situation and they didn't like that it was happening and so I mean the issue here to me has always been people hunter Biden story continues to fester out there Kim Strassel who writes for the Wall Street Journal made this point over the weekend I think it hasn't been it should surprise no one though because Oh Toronto of the first chick-fil-a opening in Canada and there are still line three weeks after open lines form around the block to get in for chicken biscuits and g the media has been so the media's fixated on two candidates let's just be honest here wight reporters of a certain set are enamored with adage Pete Buddha choose just a mayor from South Bend Indiana that's just a mayor is running some sort of expert on all sorts of things with puffed up they can't report chick-fil-a isn't liked in England because apparently there were big crowds just like an in Toronto th they opened I play the audio here a couple of weeks ago I declare most affirmatively and indubitably unto the ages that I do favor Medicare for all as I do favor any measure that would help get all Americans go much farther than that and it is hurting Joe Biden out there with primary voters it is hurting Joe Biden now there he's still in the rookie politics average ahead but Elizabeth Warren has been Scott Crawling no longer are I think Medicare for all means everybody can get into Medicare and somewhere along the line this year politicians started saying that it's only me shoe three four months ago it's anticipate a intensified ever since and she's still can't answer you decide how are you going to pay for the plan before you released it's what most Democrats want it's the best policy and I'm not having these problems describing how it's going to be paid for Oh Bernie yes she's not having these problems council didn't want chick-fil-a an airport not because it's closed on Sunday you know had had the San Antonio City Council are thinking in buffalo or Russian as well that's really because people haven't gotten super into the details with him because everyone's medium is an afterthought but he's within just if you points of winning in Iowa Nick for all if you eliminate all private coverage which is why I now talk about my plan with the language of Medicare for all who wanted but I think the issue here really isn't terminology his deliberately tried to avoid seeing that probably to avoid having those those sound bites so now she's sort of stuck in this position yes she is stuck in this position and you know who not the issue is what is it that we're going to deliver and does it give everybody access to Medicare and choice my plan does both of those things it's what most Americans want ekg in answering the question I mean Bernie Sanders is very upfront and says yes we're GONNA raise taxes but on the on the other end people are going to see a lot less than cost because their costs themselves are going to go down zero percent in the polls among African Americans there's a new poll out in the last few days here now at two percent support among African you were asked whether you supported Medicare for all and whether insurance does not belong in healthcare and you tweeted back in part quote I judge politician Doohan's fourth and four would she at one point to the support and well Jake Tapper decided needed to hold him accountable on this the attack is kind of confusing because as you know in two thousand eighteen say that but black audiences are embracing the message he's he is something that white people covered so what happened to that two thousand eighteen medicare for all plants the substance is the same obviously my tone their reflected here being a little cheeky but you are supporting Medicare they have been many estimates about what the cost would be and many different payment streams and I've been working on how the exact details to make that work and I don't know that he can pull that off listen I still think that the the racist going to be between Sanders Warren and Biden harms African Americans Here's a problem seriously this is this is a problem for Pete Buddha judge he can edge is just stereotypical of things white people actually like and most people still haven't heard of him African American voters black voters they they don't particularly care for him he doesn't have straight forward Phil Book From The Washington Post Yeah I mean it's definitely does seem like something that has been seized upon by a lot of folks in port because she has been deliberately Wallace also pointed out to Pete Buddha Jr which you need to understand this is the fatal flaw for Pete Buddha Judge and Chris Wallace get to it Kudos however I'm sure we deal with discrimination in housing and in health to cutting incarceration in this country by fifty percent because we know that the criminal justice system disproportionately isn't about polls this is about making sure it is about the polls but in order to do well you need to deserve to do well and we're focusing on the substance of what I had insist plan of any candidate to tackle systemic racism in this country it's everything from empowering black entrepreneurs and fuelling business development to me old veteran they love the fact that he speaks multiple languages they I mean he is something that these white people like the but you can't win it is white people like things white people like there was a there's a stuff white people the peop- Buddha judge for going on a Fox News show with Chris well the last time you and I talk was in August and I pointed out to you perhaps not to chart a blade that you were bounce out of this and that balance will fuel his momentum but I'm just not sure that's the case actually if he can't make inroads right now with black voters he's going offer voters want to know how their lives will be different and in the case of African American voters they WANNA know what my agenda is for black Americans we're putting forward the most comparable I've been working on the details for a long time I'm gonNA close sponsor of Medicare for all since canal fiscally responsible to release a plan before you figured out how a great track record you should understand in his own town where he is mayor too you have a hard time doing it moving forward and that's going to be a problem Mike there's a a blog that takes aim at all all these sorts of things of of stuff white people like and Pete Buddha it's going to be a problem with an I'm sorry I I should confess up for grabs and the most recent candidates the surge is Pete boot `age according to a new poll he's jumped to third place now he surpassed Bernie Sanders being distracted at this moment Charlie's going to kill me I'm getting like five different text alerts that something went up on my website that had a big typo in it but it's he to the black community police police claims in the black community and the like but wight millennial reporters in Washington love that he is a white gay male comes from the decline of Joe Biden and Kamla Harris with Joe Biden Kamla Harris declining boots Democratic primary if people don't like you the number one pool of voters in a Democratic primary outside of Iowa we'll be black women he gets a leg up in Iowa and this is David Thornton writing about this and it's worth noting here a recent polling to the Democratic primary night which shows that the state is much is unknown candidate who has it been probed by the media and I don't know that the media would pro- Buddha judge heavily in the same way they want Elizabeth Warren because of loyalty to Joe Biden but there's something else in the Democratic Primary Right now Elizabeth Warren has momentum with black voters like Pete Buddha just so you know it's an Internet meme it's a website among other things things white people like what is the there's a website women tend to be hesitant at the idea of having a white male gay president as their nominee and they also feel a deep sense Americans when we last truck you described a big outrage to minority communities the African American community why isn't it working for me black women dominate the Democratic primary structure and so he may be able to go from high would in Hampshire and you know there will be sold as others say hey he's GonNa get a huge and Warren is fire up the crowd although now is other with Bernie Sanders and sanders ice where he will be the gift that keeps on giving to Donald Trump because he is so radical well Chris he is exactly that Hispanic and black voters tend to be more socially conservative even in the Democratic Party Hispanic black voters tend to be more conservative and black later to boot aged so it's all directly relevant in fact if you go to the resurgent right now and you you see the post Buddha he would be a demographic checkmark for the media having a gay president or a female president the media chose advanced but we have the black president we now need sanders are now tied for third place in the real clear politics average he has certainly got some major momentum going for him right now he's also very five hundred likely democratic caucus goers shot Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren in a statistical tie with Buddha judge judged thirteen percent now I gotta she didn't and now she does and that's hurting Joe Biden in the process what may help Joe Biden though is and I think lilburn is another conyers is another out and palling county there are some in and then in the shift with Bernie Sanders Cheer about the Sanders Rally Bernie Sanders had a massive rally over the weekend in Brooklyn yeah a bunch of hipsters in Brooklyn Female President we now need the gay president then we will need the transgender President Dowell of them they'll put the Hispanic president the at the back of the line the problem here for the WJR started to go up and Bernie Sanders headed decline and then a rebound and Elizabeth Warren has has gone up and gone down she is now ironed out for Bernie Sanders which is just perfect he had Alexandru Calcio Cortez come and she uttered some really inane things as she is what to do the ruler politics averages Dave Thornton over resurgent points out yes he is definitely showing some momentum you can see the momentum and interestingly enough and is probably the most interesting point of all if you look at where the decline or we're Pete buttigieg growth comes from the growth uh-huh less point she is at twenty point seven percent in the realclearpolitics average and Biden is at twenty one point Buddha Djidji oh industry accountable it will create up to twenty million new jobs as we transformed sater's himself said some crazy things sanders of course championing the green new deal legislation real whole of fossil her parents moved her to a different school district so she get a good education shouldn't every family have that right can I just say that she just articulated the best case for school choice among Democrats you would think she would want school choice he's not thoughtful she she has seen the world through one lens in one area and she hasn't really travelled in fact you get the wants to make public policy decisions that affect three hundred fifty million of us which should horrify us all that's one good thing about the electoral college enforcing who allows their kids destiny to be determined by the ZIP code that they are born yeah she is articulating the same statement that conservatives make for school choice that we should let the parents should not have to pack up and move to a new location candidates to move around the country parts of the country they might never experience maybe now she will see some of that and have an awakening although I'm not GonNa hold my breath for that but he county but the continental us New York state and the realities of work the Rico where my family is to old at the inequity of education the inequity of education funding the fact that teachers weren't paid the fans that kids to buy a small house about forty minutes north of here and that's when I got my first taste of the country flook foods the renewed help lead the world in combating climate change and say this to get their kids better education they should have the opportunities within their community where they can get a better education and she's making that and yet she can't take the next step and say let's let blotted for our children and Future Generations Yep Yep the green new deal the green new deal is the panacea for the Democrats it will who's lived that sheltered that naive I shouldn't say shelter but naive alive who is not that will travel to is not that well experienced in America as a whole outside of Brooklyn polling suggests that Donald trump basis totally unified behind him no matter what investigations might reveal president trump famously once said he wouldn't lose and so much of my life was shuttled between these two worlds and not just the world's between the Bronx and Westchester and yet she's opposed to it if you know this is the problem with Alexandra causing cortes I don't think she's dumb yes added quality of education in the Bronx and they looked at fifty percents lockout race will save us from everything ourselves the environment foreign policy disasters the like well he was joined the rally by Alexandru Qazi accord but you know if you watch msnbc you never hear stories that are favorable to the president I am in this very weird world where four percent of Republicans in September polls said they opposed impeachment ninety three percent of Republicans remain opposed to it in mid October even after Ukraine revelations and what's more forty seven percent of evangelical forty two percent of Republicans there's virtually nothing the president could do to lose their approval among Republicans who cited Fox News is the primary new source he was fifty five percent support even if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue New York City as his presidency enters its most dramatic phase yet just one year ahead of the twenty election he might be right essentially ninety everyone do this where they are in fact I suspect she's opposed to charter schools there's an interesting study out has kind of funny a buddy of mine his text the the people who are blasting Fox News and Republican loyal to the to the President they've got their own problems with their hostility to the President I I'm supporting the President I don't support impeachment and yet I'm willing to criticize some of the things the president of the Dow Gulf that's when she does some of her instagram's of traveling around the country the thing she experiences that she's never experienced before look at her and and the garbage disposal never experienced the garbage disposal before and someone and they're looking at left wing new sources I get that if you watch Fox News you oftentimes don't hear some of the stories that are most critical of the president seen me this from the Atlantic it was what I was GonNa talk about anyway he's a have you seen this yes I told him he needed to tune in now a new and of course there is there's outrage on the left and how can you say this but you know I'm increasingly mindful when I look at a lot of the anti-trump antagonism out there you there melanin and my family Haidar really hard decision and my whole family chipped in forgiven their their tools to succeed and frankly it not only had to do with their incomes but it has to do with their Melanin goldilocks would be bombarded by both sides for sitting in the Middle Taking a position on Colin on stuff like the Syrian situation or the Dow golf course situation getting blown up by trump antagonists who think I'm not antagonizing enough show unbridled hostility to religion to churches to people of faith to small family for situation or the the Syrian situation and so I'm getting blown up by supporters of the president for not being supportive enough and at the same time when I criticized the Democratic Party is Donald Trump's best friend right now the willingness of the Democratic Party to go off the rails and and to me hell abortion remains really the most divisive thing in this country just absolutely stunning to me how just just how abortion has set the stage for so much of what is happening in this country including impeachment in fact we'll get into impeachment and their willingness to excuse stuff is something nearly two thirds of White Evangelical said Donald Trump has not heard the dignity of the presidency by con that's the problem concurrent to all of that can we just be honest knowledge something that the Atlantic does not do the leftward drift the idea that both parties are equally at fault it's a phrase in law businesses that run as Christians their hostility to it all helped donald trump it is it's interesting in seven three seven four to five is the fold number Pierre Delicto Pierre Delicto no I mean you know the the story of Goldilocks is that she she sits in the middle and she's just right she takes the Middle Road She's right and I gotTa tell you in this day and age when we come back as the president advances more judges to the Senate a bipartisan group of senators voting for these judges Democrats are outraged by that now hello and welcome grass majorities of all other religious groups said trump has damaged the image of the office there are a lot of people who are looking for a savior in politics when they're not gonna find to save your politics here peered electro is more likely than not a play on the legal phrase in Pari delicto do not an anonymous twitter account the name given on the account Pierre Delicto we don't know if he's had the peer delicto name the entire time balls and strikes as best they can the I gotTa tell you though the amount of evangelical support for the President Out there Utah Utah is the most republican state in the country and Youtall Republicans do not like Donald Trump so mitt romney can be free to express followed me tweeted me several occasions apparently one time said I was wrong about something I don't know what in other times either re tweeted something is Mitt Romney's been very very adamant he will not be running for president but he does think that the president doesn't necessarily represent conservatives per se himself in his concerns over the direction of the country he is in much of it is deeply critical of the president although not as critical as some would say the field changed it at some point in the past I will tell you this he followed me that's right your host Mitt Romney is starting to come to fruition national journals Josh crash our has a story out today that the Senate is very much in play and he is not polling well in the suburbs of Charlotte as not pulling well in in Winston Salem with the Raleigh Durham area and you would expect that a Latin phrase in Pari Licko Mitt Romney has been masquerading on twitter since two thousand eleven with a sooner Martha mcsally in Arizona is also pouring badly she never should have been the appointee she didn't win that race she's not a strong candidate and said or or some such a Mitt Romney in big news today because he's he's given a profile where basically he says they can't touch me now part of it you do need to understand is the media amplifying this perhaps more than they probably should but nonetheless the me he can be open and honest with how he feels and by way I I gotTa tell you I don't mean to sound critical of Mitt Romney there's something refreshing about a center idiots still amplifying the concerns that Mitt Romney has he's had an ongoing interview with McKay coppins after who feels on beholden to the powers that be and Romney is beholden to the FBI he was elected in let's see I don't know about Mike Lee but Mike Lee I think we would treat the constitutional process fairly a he has not been at the Atlantic and essentially it's setting Mitt Romney up to be the alternative dental now mind you not to run against Donald Trump the Republican party as he should and he's not unafraid to speak up about it now this comes as what I've been telling y'all for a couple of weeks now and Republicans are starting to get concerned about it Thom Tillis in North Carolina is not doing well he is being outraged by the Democrats to side with Democrats Beyond those five you've got Mitt Romney so they're six Mitt Romney says he's open to considering impeachment the mix alley looks like she may lose Zona Interestingly Enough Susan Collins in Maine is not doing well either people are disliked her and Missouri keurigs in here or the Ericsson show the phone number. If you WANNA call in an eighty seven seven nine seven Eric Eight seven seven nine to pursue impeachment well they can't stop a trial so you've got five Republicans who have the potential to you're in Colorado so let's let's run these numbers here you've got Iowa you've got North Carolina you've got made in those areas he wouldn't be pulling while the problem is that those areas have republican suburbs and Republican exurban areas and he's polling badly there too are they stand all of them right now are dismissive of impeachment because impeachment right now a appears to be very partisan but if you go back to the Nixon deport impeachment but at the same time behind the scenes a might try to get other Republicans you've got Richard Burr of North Carolina who is not up for public I have not talked to him about this but Lee someone who respects the constitution and so would have to consider impeachment been SAS is on the ballot I doubt he would reelection this year he's on the Senate Intelligence Committee he is a Republican who has been critical of president behind the scenes he might Charles Grassley who's the former got Arizona you've got Colorado those are five Republican senators you only need four Republicans in the Senate to side with the Democrats to I gotTa tell you that man the the media maybe they should all go to law school they could be doing this better a buddy of Mine Casey who is a lawyer got this and I think he is exactly right relation in the Nixon situation you had a situation where Republicans all drew a very bright lines eight it was a partisan witch hunt they weren't going to support it and somewhat supportive of the president he still got concerns that's twelve senators right there and I don't know up for reelection and he is mad as all get out at the president over the Syrian situation there's Marco Rubio who has some concerns about the president although he's been if they think they're already going down some of them will think what do we have to lose and that's the president's reelection and they support Mitch McConnell being the Senate Majority leader if it looks likely that Chuck Schumer could be the Senate majority leader some of these Republicans will think if the Senate looks like they're going down as much as the senators support the president publicly the reality is much more support their own this country starting to look a little wobbly because of tariffs you've got the Kurdish situations not helping the president put his foot in his mouth on the Dow situation put some senators in an awkward position President Saving Grace Right now of course is the Democrats here's Cory Booker talking about impeachment if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't go one of the intelligence of the Judiciary Committee has been somewhat critical of the president he's not up for reelection Lindsey Graham is the chair of the intelligence of the judiciary committee he is and then next thing you know they're asking the president to get out of the way the situation in the Middle East is it going well for the president and the economic situation I'd rather take my chances with Pinson with trump impeachment is an entirely political process please understand that despite all of the high minded rhetoric out there about impeachment it is the president's realized it wasn't bad why didn't you speak up the the saving grace were the Republicans right now is the Democrats and their process on impeachment but again and there's a related tie there in Iowa Jodi Ernst below the Democrats who were outracing her in Iowa she's not doing well and the Republicans already expect to Lose Cory Gardner the secretary of state was expressing the same type of concerns that I understand White House lawyers were expressing about the press conference so I think it was some grand plan problem than the Syrian situation hurt him on this I wanNA replay this I played it in the first hour this is Chris Christie and he actually makes a point here and he says he's told the president about this I doubt it was an attempt to well first of all Jonathan I've I've stopped short of saying what my vote will be as a juror because I I respect the process I respect the constitution I don't even know what the always and has always been a political process and these Republican senators might think they can take chances with bits if they think they've already lost quotes of impeachment are going to be right now he doesn't know what the articles of impeachment are going to be none of the Democrats what the articles of impeachment are right now theory committee at between Thanksgiving and Christmas nobody knows what's going on in fact you've got a number of Republicans out there complaining about the process get ahead of information I think I think it was a mistake and weird came from and how the chief of staff decided to do that I think you saw pretty clearly that the Shinwar they came out and said Yeah Okay let's do this and then he walked it back in and now the reporters are going to people like Marco Rubio said Hey I thought you said this was okay now or doesn't do a full trial in the Senate but tries to rush this through either in a few hours or just rejected out of hand he's making some of these decisions and it's making Republicans in the House and Senate mad particularly when they rush out to defending on the Dow course and then he walks it back but the onc- and what we haven't heard yet we haven't heard from any Ukrainian official that felt like there was this arrangement we had in fact it was the next day before people knew whether he won or not he is a congressman from South West Texas he US internally when Democrats here will heard speak up we'll hurt is the outgoing republican congressman from Texas. He won by about two hundred votes in election impeachment inquiries and they're not doing it now and his rebuttal is that will they will do it they will do it he doesn't think the Thanksgiving time line is right he thinks it's going to be is not happy with the process he's one of the people who would consider joining Democrats if the processes credible do you think that there was a if not a quid pro quo statement who was his interview with it was on face the nation on CBS and the way There's a time to be combative and there's a Thai friend making vis-a-vis your own party and that's the president's problem right now is the resurgent and it got circulated in Washington where I pointed out that the Democrats are defined there prior process the Democrats have always held formal votes to be the embassy and say hey what does this actually mean and we haven't gotten any whiff of that when it comes to this to this issue that's important that's Oh an understanding or a perception of one between the White House and Ukraine that that's a good question and to me that's the heart of

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Good and Bad News for Bernie Sanders and 4-H

"The most you now here's your host Dave Graham Good Morning Body it is Thursday October the third two thousand nineteen thanks very much for joining us the from Radio Vermont it's the Dave Graham show on wd it's your show about the people places and the issues that matter very very common these days it's kind of amazing I'm told that you actually can get they insert a tube in your in your blood vessel uh-huh in your upper thigh or sometimes even your wrist or something if I understand this correctly NA can shoot the stint up the blood vessel and get it into place Role as a as a host of a very interesting I think in going to be very quite well attended event next Monday evening at the flinn feeder in Burlington where congressman John Lewis Blood flow to and from the heart correctly were were inserted into an artery which was to be clogged So this is definitely a bit of a house without actually opening up your chest to surgery there and it's and I guess it's quite a common thing these days the and it actually does enable people to bounced off by the campaign that senator had gone through a heart surgery of two stents which basically two tubes that allow nine thirty to ten ish block and he's going to be talking to us about his role as executive director of the Vermont Humanities Council and the longtime civil rights veteran is going to be making an appearance there and talking about his new graphic novel March Book One Fund raising haul the other is a little bit of a health scare I guess you might call it what what's going on with Bernie yeah so I mean I'm sure as most of US know yesterday it was here for the center but by all accounts he he's up and raring to go even though the campaign has been put on basically an indefinite pause button has been pushed on it rebound and recover and get back to their normal lives within just a typically a couple days of this procedure is that your understanding that that's right we spoke with the yeah it's it's interesting this procedure by the way with a stint side I'm close to people who have had it and it seems to be AH bt DIGGER DOT ORG and we talking about some good news and some bad news for Bernie Sanders this week we'll get to that in just a moment after the head cardiologist at the UVM medical center and this was exactly what he was saying you know this is highly common procedure with Kit Norton Kit thanks so much for coming in Oh my pleasure day and You have been busy this week reporting a couple of different things about Bernie Sanders one is of B let's political reporter he's been following the Bernie Sanders campaign quite closely in part because Bernie of course being from Vermont gets the attention of our local online news four H. The venerable agricultural training and youth organization we'd be hearing from Director Sarah Kleinman a student at on people who it's not life-threatening and that they will live completely you know normal lives moving forward and not have to worry much about other doings of the Vermont Humanities Council which is they bring a lot of important stuff to the state in terms of literature and thinking and all sorts of good activities and so we're GONNA be hearing from Christopher ill strip about the appearance of John Lewis Coming up at the Flynn next week and I also wanted to just check in with Christopher about your mom is Sara Nelson and the three are going to be crowding into our tiny studio here to tell us all about for H. and I'm looking forward to that conversation as well let's get started this morning so we'll hear a little bit about the humanities council then in the latter our another group that we haven't given enough attention on the day Graham show here wd he's going to get a little bit today and that is done now in mass majority basically you know the eighty percent of of the procedures that are done on folks you know they're done now their heart after that of course that being said heart conditions or something you always want to keep an eye on and the the other sort of tough aspect about this as much more amorphous but I guess it does we're as political pundits or whatever we need to pay some attention which is just that any sanders is the oldest of the candidates in the race he's he's not the only rather elderly candidate in the race but the happens to be in the in the lead in a US in four H. and the leave her name is Lena ask you if I'm pronouncing that rate will double check she approaches the scene here and I tell you what's coming up later in the show Christopher Calvin ill strip is the our next guest he's got a second guess today he's GonNa be coming in in the election cycle we've seen it with former vice president Joe Biden who seventy six two years younger younger than Bernie concerns about his mental faculties all being there the content of aging is a contest and Does this do you think this hurts him politically I think there's no doubt that it should it's not at the end of his first term and also you know ages been an issue brought up by constituents possible voters during the it's a concerning signed for the campaign and for supporters of the campaign if you look at the center in seventy eight now if you were to win the presidency it'd be eighty three and then also even though she's a little younger even with Elizabeth Warren you know we kind of two three a front runners I mean she's seventy we all have them in this in this type of age range as in friends and and people people do age at different rates and so you can have a seventy eight year old who is still cognitively the rates at which people age I guess is what I'm thinking here and and Bernie Sanders from all external appearances anyway Sharpe's attack in a seventy six year old is starting to lose a step you can have a seventy eight year old who is could go out and and an play a game a pick up basketball and you'd have a sixty three year old who would be huffing and puffing after two minutes of that so there's is president trump has seventy-three Virginian. Either that's right that's right I it's interesting though because I when I noticed someone just elderly relatives looks like somebody who is actually quite a young seventy eight that it that is a very good observation I mean look he's been campaigning like a mad even since February and hasn't let up at all he's taking a few breaks here and there but it's been really quite an incredible and the campaign has repeatedly said staff and again this procedure that he had this week I don't WanNa say it's like you know filling a cavity but it seems to be getting increasingly routine out there entourage and and they're all kind of scary scurrying to keep up with the guy who walks very fast and and he he's not at all overweighted joking with somebody yesterday said if somebody told me I just hauled in twenty five million bucks I might have heart palpitations to or something but he got a big fundraising doesn't seem and of course he I guess he is a really careful about his diet and exercise and all of that stuff that helps you stay healthy into deep into old age wishing the best and hope that hope that he has got some years left on him so let's but the other big news about Bernie Sanders this week was that all here this week where he he actually raised about that about that much money Nah just over that and the the campaign yes in the in the third quarter which is that's the high mark for any Democratic candidate for this this election cycle I who are with him say oh you know these are staffers who are thirty year olds four year olds say I have a hard time keeping up with them and that's that's an ongoing joke Eh Yeah I mean I I've seen more times covering over the years and one of the things I've noticed is you know he's he got into the sixties and seventies he's typically a few steps ahead of his we're giving and and the campaign has been very proud to announce that you know they have the most individual donors You know they they always boasted you know they're leading the pack it was eight hundred thousand early announced that that actually the same day which it turned out he was having this procedure done now is on Tuesday earlier this week yes he brought in twenty five point three million dollars so dash not become a coming as much surprise but then to to discuss the part about him losing a bit of his luster. I mean this is this is something that holds because he's been swearing off big big money donors private fundraiser events that he's been targeting these folks other reporting has shown that across the country he leads the pack in basically every corner of the United States in terms of fundraising and fundraising amounts and folks last quarter to quarter before this second quarter he only brought in eighteen million which was a bit of slip and South Bend Indiana Mayor Judge Was Gene Challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination the Bernie Sanders this time was getting some press recently talking about how Elizabeth warranted actually taking some of his donors away some of the some of the two thousand Sixteen Bernie Sanders donors were moving over to Warren you know is held over from the twenty sixteen election so again it's all about Oh you know he's in terrific shape in better shape than I am you know is is what all the staffers always and and then and it just seemed as though he was he didn't quite have the same luster that he had when he was the lone wolf on the left back in six nine to to look at these small what they're calling grass roots donations they're really going after the people who are giving one the summer indicating that maybe he's not going to be the the sort of alternative to the to the Middle Road folks in the Democratic primary we're on WD EV. But I do I I do think that there's there was some real strong desire there to to to cross I think he's a great this time I is his time has passed and Elizabeth Warren is a better messenger and that is something that I hear again and again from supporters the medical world and it seems like he's you know good to go for a while yet and whether you like them or not as a politician or agree with his physicians or whatever you obvious ah in of total contributions that he received point sixteen have have switched to Elizabeth Warren and a lot of them say listen I respect Bernie Bernie and yet he makes us huge fundraising hall. I'm trying to square these two how do you do that well I you have to look at it's been a strategy from day one by the campaign in leading he raised well over twenty million net that time at this time so far he's leaving the pack with a very very massive boost around You know and also the news coming out it should not be that much of a of a of a surprise because you know luck to seventy and not necessarily folks were giving in large amounts of cash this has been their strategy from day one along with that it's been very they're looking for online donations and this has been again the stars you which was kind of he started in twenty six and now he's just he's made even better this time if you speak with people on the ground whether it be an Iowa New Hampshire and with folks who are who are what we consider I was going to name Elizabeth Warren as a VP pick and and but now this time round she she's behind Warren so yeah we're that threshold of saying you know two thousand eight we elected our first black African American candidate president of the United States looks like we're going to elect our first yes not just women I might add speaking with a lot of of men out who are listening to what the candidates have to say there just last week who one of them supported Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen however she she'd hoped that Hillary the summer now they've they're over one million different folks who have given money so in that aspect it should not be surprised that he's been doing so well and it's and it's something that in fundraising game what are you what are you explains it I mean it struck me as a little almost a little odd because a lot of the coverage of sanders over the summary was that was I mean I saw your story let's try again on the on that front on on on the idea of electing a female candidate maybe there are some animus I mean some motivation director folks are maybe thinking we missed an opportunity to Hillary Clinton twenty sixteen for a wide variety of reasons which we can probably go into another edition of the day of Graham Show woman in two thousand sixteen that the second part of that story didn't come out the way a lot of folks were hoping in expecting even and so money donors who give over a thousand dollars to him in in two thousand sixteen you know quite a few of course it's it's small in the realm of it seems to be a growing appetite for a female candidate and this is the right time for that interesting I mean it's almost as if new Englanders get a boost Don't they in Hampshire yes yeah so it lasts doing literally loses Howard Dean and of course he lost John Carey from Massachusetts primary campaign because several of the Democratic candidates have really kind of built their campaigns and their whole reasons for running and so on around a critique on the ground as well some of that the fact that Elizabeth Warren woman there are women's groups out there feminists who really want to support a female cantor a progressive agenda and you know it's kind of that perfect storm this time round and and I even spoke to a it was a couple in keene New Hampshire pulled after that and he was from last Ed Muskie Nineteen seventy-two won the New Hampshire primary his campaign fizzled after the after New Hampshire. Do you think that might play out do you have any good speculation force the good speculation yeah I would really throw it completely for for a loop you have Joe Biden the United States political head of very interesting piece a couple of days ago where they were essentially saying that impeaching president trump could really in a lot of ways up and the Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris very similarly she is she's harped on having to beat Donald Trump again and again and this is her yeah coverage just because it's the first on the list and New Hampshire has a history of supporting it's fellow to Englanders talk about Tulsi Gabbard she's the one I like best and she's just disappeared okay kid talking about Tulsi Gabbard what do you think does she have a chance there's definitely this this sentiment spreading around a possible voters yeah and and of course what are the interesting things to watch here too is the role of the after after of course being the first primary state Iowa caucuses capital before but The first primary in New Hampshire and obviously gets outside Bernie Sanders may have a tough road against Elizabeth Warren and New Hampshire she got the Boston media market and so we'll have to see what happens there kit I I wanted to the president trump if trump is away from the picture if he's if now Republican heir-apparent would Mike Pence how does that how a congresswoman from Hawaii again quite progressive agenda as well a bit of an Acolyte of born and and Senator Bernie Sanders they will be they will remain being very strong candidates if indeed impeachment goes through which is a whole different in primaries. I mean you think back to Paul Saugus one year after primary in in two thousand rather nineteen ninety-two and then his campaign kind of pull the Lens back a little bit in the overall campaign the campaign of course one of the one of the big things happening obviously this all this talk about impeachment of the President of seen her main stump speech in a lot of ways so yes there are a lot of these candidates who have have they have made it their reason for running around beating in inaccurate in that way yeah for sure there there is as I was saying a definite appetite for a strong a female candidate with Press Donald Trump who biden as MR trump also isn't a year in Yes yes so I it's always do you think do you think that Bernie might remain seen as a little bit of a standout or unusual here because his critique is it I mean he bashes trump like the rest of them but he also kind of backed Senator Bernie Sanders but not pulling well at all even though she she's been very active I was just in Iowa interesting attractive articulate she's got a lot of a lot of potential just not quite ready is that would that be do you think that's the the last week and she was there at the Democratic steak FRY ten thousand stakes being fried up and she was there she had of a crowd around or not much but folks are definitely interested in hearing what she has to say and she has a bit of a cult following not quite as much as say another one of the outsider now I I really I think the poll numbers tell a story here and well we'll have to see who knows I I you know we've seen primaries remember I always still months away question but this is something that sets them apart as candidates and and with again the the Progressive Agenda Foot Four Abi nominee or vice presidential pick she will be on the next debate stage October fifteenth she made that that the the high water up getting the best candidate to be Donald trump electability as an issue that comes up again and again and so it comes down to someone who has you know low name recognition is kind mark which the DNC Democratic National Committee set as she did make that even though she missed the last one and and and with her what you have is someone who served in the military they fall the crisp clear days a harbinger of October's foliage to come upstairs he could be a vice presidential pick for someone this time around which obviously would give a huge boost going into those later elections but as as they're very similar on this they have they're the two who have not mentioned trump the most during that one there's some speeches across the country also on the debate stage you know the a new to the to the to the national political stage would she have a shot and so they're putting that ranking electability ahead of just maybe just warrants store are colorful clothing collection is as alluring and enticing as these lovely lingering autumn days there's something for everyone active wear from cool royal robbins he's here you know again and again he's made the point that this is he's running a campaign to correct what President Donald Trump is done and go back to the good old days of President Barack Obama he digger dot org I thank you so much for stopping in this morning in sharing with us your insights and back out there on the campaign trail I wish you good travels there is the overall oligarchy in the whole wealth inequality to write two of a kind of a pure extent doesn't he yes I this is where Senator Elizabeth School all upstairs at the funky friendly almost world-famous worn store in morning village. It's the Dave Graham show on WD New Hampshire still months away anything can happen so let us not lock things in too tightly here never so good strategy hey kit norton any possible and Karen I don't know if you're still on the line but I my my sense of Tulsi Gabbard is that she has been a a very interesting candidate is somebody who's proudly may may factor in in a big way in the future she's still very young and and I think she a lot of people kind of look at her and say Swat Seraing we'll be back folks the bottom line here kit yes I think it also comes down to I mean this election Y- folks whether they've been South Carolina New Hampshire Iowa kc you know this is about Villis Andrew Yang but definitely a bit following stake Friday and then the next week one of the candidates comes down with a clogged artery and I'm just trying to figure out if there's any encode fashion forward Tony Develops comfy saved the duck for warm cozy and ethically sourced as always toy department delights there's jewelry accessories and liking policies and liking her yeah so somebody to watch maybe twenty four twenty eight or something like that but and it's possible they are the ones who are tending to stick to policy instead of President Donald Trump interesting we have a caller on the line let's go to Karen in hard good Morning Karen I wonder if you could take a brief break here on the day Graham show when we come back we're going to be hearing from Christopher help and they'll strip of the Vermont humanities council but a very important upcoming event that organization I'm an am and we are back on the Dave Ramsey show here WD FM and am WanNa remind folks about our podcast if you are unable to listen to the whole show at this morning got a full two hours of talk radio for you lined up we are talking I with Kit Norton of Viti dot org he is that terrific news between nine and eleven am because you know you have a dentist appointment or you have a work thing going on or something else that keeps you in the radio or the live stream on your computer then you can always tune into our podcast anytime day or night and get caught up with what we've been talking about here just go to the W. D. E. V. Radio Dot com homepage follow followed being in line into those seats so that we make sure that as many people as possible can get in we're also really lucky to be partnering with Vermont Public Television Vermont PBS and they'll be like and his colleagues Andrew Aiden and Nate Powell it's a graphic novel and it's a biography of John Lewis who folks might know was the founding director of Headley sold out however we will be you know if there are any seats available at about ten minutes to seven we will let people who are standing came out about five years ago and it was really inspired by that original comic book and the the organizing work that it that it did were excited because check the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee on one of the big six leaders of the civil rights movement in the nineteen sixties with Reverend Dr Martin Luther King and eight seven seven to nine one eight two five five or Tunein one talk and you're always welcome to join the conversation and Christopher I wanted to bring you in today because the Vermont Humanities Council has a very exciting upcoming event was that well you know folks out there might know that we streaming the event across the state so if you have a phone or ipad or computer that's connected to the Internet you'll be able to watch the event wow I in pick one book every year for our Vermont reads project and about a hundred communities around the state read the same book together senior centers Middle Schools High Schools Churches his community centers all kinds of folks get together and they do projects around one book. This year's book is a very special book it's called March it's by representative John Lewis John Lewis coming to Vermont with his Co. writer Andrew Aden on Monday and Tuesday so it's a combination of full year's worth of work with the book and to have posted I suspect you will see the name of Christopher Calvin ill strip of Iran humanities council who's my next guest I want to before we get to Christopher by a comic book that came out in Nineteen fifty seven that was the story of Martin Luther King Organizing I'm in the South and and so this book this New Book thanks Warren Store The Friendly Funky almost world-famous Warren store for its sponsorship of our podcast but speaking of Christopher Hill Strip the executive such an iconic figure in the state is really great thing for us so he's appearing at the Flint Theater in Burlington right he is appearing at the Flint Theater in Burlington it is wide many years and then in the early nineteen eighties he started to run for office and he was originally a member of the Atlanta City Council and then in nineteen eighty six thousand nine hundred seventy ran for Congress and he's been there director of the Vermont Humanities Council he's now sitting across the table from me here in our little studio at wd in Waterbury and Christopher thanks very much for joining me this morning thanks for having me I I so I read in one of your promotional materials that King it actually done some some cartooning that sort of thing hetty this book was actually inspired around the country really around the world still still a member of Congress after all these years it was kind of amazing if you think about the longevity of this career yeah you know he was an organiser for many representing his district in Atlanta Georgia ever since Yep and a real veteran on Capitol Hill these days and somebody who when you when you and Hey folks I also wanted issued a reminder that we are told call in number two four four one seven seven seven here in Waterbury the toll free number one hear him speak he he's always presents himself in just such a dignified and well-spoken manner it's kind of a pleasure right there the civility and the and the I anti probably B. appoint viewing for a lot of folks here in Vermont because John Lewis is a very very widely admired individual not just here obviously you know he's got a really excellent speaking voice and and it I- i- regarded as always kind of a treat to hear him he is often called the the conscience instead of congress conscience of somebody's gotTa do it right yes indeed he certainly has a very strong moral compass yeah and so John Lewis last few dozen seats might be available on Monday evening and that's the way a lot of a lot of theater productions and other events like this and happening is that they they get sold out but then there's there's always I don't know if there's official term for it but there's kind of a little bit of a of wiggle room or something yeah well we've been working with the Flynn Pretty pretty pretty detailed way and they they assure us that they're gonNA count seat set about ten minutes to seven and start letting people in the flint on Monday and as we as you mentioned sold out except for if you really think you might get lucky and get get to grab maybe new has been A real national treasure for decades now makes it appearance there and the Vermont Humanities Council I haven't had the pleasure is in Burlington is bringing about seventy five percent of their students while yeah I mean th that's the that's the kind of magnetism and Gravitas you because it's such a beautiful hall and it's very well managed and it just feels like you're you're having a special evening anytime you go there for pretty much anything so one of the things that we're really front teachers around the state in the two student matinees will be able to to comma date about three thousand of those of those requests three thousand kids will be able to get in and see the a picnic table up into an office put a phone on it and started in we are part of a national network they're fifty six aided about this flint partnership that John Lewis and his colleague Andrew are are going to be doing to students as the next day we had five thousand ticket requests congressman the next day five thousand ticket requests so that's that would be very significant percentage of all the students in Vermont is that right I sure you know one of the one of the middle schools coming up on our forty fifth anniversary well our founding director Victor Swinson liked to tell the story of how on New Year's Day nineteen seventy four he dragged that that John Lewis has and it's it's entirely understandable so should be Should be quite a quite a couple of days in Burlington as as this person state humanities state and territorial humanities councils around the country we're the affiliates of the National Endowment for the humanities which was started by Congress in the late Nineteen six council in general Christopher and you and your your relatively new there yourself right yeah I'm about just about a year so I think we uh century last night we also had Alison Bechtel the cartoonist laureate of Vermont up in Essex we have a member of the cast of Hamilton. I'm talking about his story coming up from the the the city of Baltimore and his story of of how arts education changed his life and moved him into Broadway it was a great evening we had about one hundred folks there learning historian even treated us kinds of things so you know coming up we've got a talk on a nineteenth century murder case called murder in the Vermont Woods Story About Race Class and gender in the nineteen stories I see okay and you know typically we'll do about eight hundred forty eight hundred fifty events in any given year so we're doing a lot you know two or three events a day in my first year and a half or so hosting this radio program on W. D. A. Having you on year let's talk a little more broadly about the humanities talking to myself I mean there are so many different subjects that you folks are covering some of them lean toward sort of intellectual philosophical keeping and the the status of bees in our changing climate so it's really very diverse just you can find just about anything for any the senior business person there at the Ed Vdi before you went to the humanities council I was so it's a small world it really is amazing not just the folks who are kind of vaguely aware that it exists but doesn't really know what it is sure yet Vermont Humanities Council has been around since one thousand nine hundred seventy four so we're we started at about the same time in these new gigs and just so everybody knows what a small place so Vermont as I of course still work part-time digger that's what you and I first met because you were think in in in Vermont and so so you go a few blocks from that VCA bt digger office on State Street over to and and the and the world really and again the I'm just looking at for instance October November sixteen off others deal a lot with with history and kind of the social issues in our country and and then there there are still others that we go from Rembrandt van Gogh and beyond Vincent Van Gogh's art was among the first that made visible the artists subjective feelings and approach later emulated last night I was I was in Middlebury at the college with our First Wednesdays Program we welcome Brian Tyrrell Clark who is very popular talk by fellow that you and I both know Bill Maher's who I think is maybe on the board of digger I'm he does a talk around I Twentieth Century Artists Art Historian Carol Berry Discusses Van Goghs Life that relevant of his art and the artists who influenced him and this is going trust if you go to our website www from humanity is dot org www vermont humanities dot org it's just browse part of a of a a real network here in Vermont of terrific continuing conversation that the state has about the issues facing the state in the country from the line so if you WanNa if you WANNA try and get in to see him live feel free to show up come on down getting the line and I gotta say the flame is for anybody who hasn't been there it's it's that's a tree now into a venue here Vermont sometimes it's just people sit there and go wow indeed now I understand why they're big deal well you know we do things about Carol has that she really humanizes Van Gogh you know we we sort of think about him as this of course is masterful painter but we also generally as to that role then sure did he blew us all away as they say I bet when you bring serious professional theater person in chance for folks in in chicken and county a little bit of a WanNa brighten up their early November with a little bit of culture and art head down to the to the Brown to be in Essex Junction at the Brownell Library do I have that right yeah seven pm on November the sixth and so right there with a little bit of his his take on George Washington that's the character that he plays in Hammonton within wow so that did he performance Abridge Essex Junction on the evening of November six then you can hear and art historian Carol Berry Talking about Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh and one of the great everyone and that was his his his founding purpose when he would start book clubs and libraries around the state it was about making sure that everyone had the opportunity to read that everyone had the opportunity to learn throughout their life and we've carried that through in our programming one of the things that I love most about the job in the summertime and that tells me that that we don't have to have elites in this country we don't have to look at people who care about art and say Oh Sounds like deal with beekeeping deal with beekeeping we even have a couple of radio talks coming up we have Erica heilmann coming up in December talking about her podcast rumble store unreal person and talk about his his inner life as far as we can discern it from his work and his his diaries and journals what are they a strange and weird and not me and that sort of thing because it's available to anybody yeah I absolutely agree with that you know and that was one of the founding principles of Vermont humanities in our in our founding director Victor Swenson just passed away earlier this summer he often talked about that Notion of the humanities is really for run humanities camps for middle school students in these camps are not necessarily for the kids that are bound for college these are camps for kids who may be struggling a little bit you know there's a lot of talk in the national media in particular about elites in America the coastal elites are supposed to be supposed to be the bogey people Yep and we have Jan Lindholm down in Manchester talking about her work on Vermont edition for my public radio it's all of it is just needs to be ah had severe doubts about the idea that this is a country of of elites or that it needs to be and and and I think something like the Vermont Humane it's not unique you know New Hampshire it's gotta be about his pretty parts of Maine et Cetera but maybe maybe but it it is a selling point think about the way that we think about young people who may may be considered at risk but actually just need you know a little Iran you WanNa do you WanNa do that sure and you use what you got is what I what I always say so Vermont has some extraordinary beauty news ramming in the summertime that in some cases changes their life we hear that over and over again from teachers that they are so happy to be able to have this -tations on their heroes and every kid in that humanity's camp came up and did a two or three minute presentation on somebody who was a Roic for them uh all these average Americans are voting against when they when they vote against Hillary Clinton and for Donald Trump and and I I frankly served enhanced democracy in the United States of America is that you know deep thinking in high culture are are are available to anyone they need to be available to anyone I'll just give you one example about deep thinking anyway one of the finest constitutional scholars I've ever met was a guy by the name of Bill Prescott he lived in AH ask Christopher about bringing out a state dignitaries and celebrities even into Vermont it this time of year there must be uh-huh what we would call a fragile reader or kids that don't learn well in a traditional classroom environment but we're able to give them a week's worth of humanities and it was a really great thing to see yeah I think that's such a such a key message that really needs to be emphasized if if we are to me around there you can really learn a lot about stuff going on in the state and and there it's amazingly eclectic I was I was going through some of it last night and just for tuning in the summertime to teach the way that they want to and to work with kids in the way that they need to be worked with that really tells us a lot I think and and yet he he loved the Constitution was a real expert on all of its provisions and had done a lot of reading just in libraries and stuff about the constitution are these council where any member of the public can go to the Brownell Library in Essex Junction and that evening early November in here all about Vincent Van Gogh from an art historian sort of a different way of learning I was blessed to go up to the the Saint Albans humanities camp earlier in August and the kids were doing their final so that's great that Vermont's able to take advantage of that the other thing I wanted I wanted to check out with you Christopher I've I've had this theory for a while but I've seen that kind of the caricature Van Gogh is the guy who cut off his ear and one of the things that that that Carol Berry can do is really turned him into this cares about the ideas behind the United States constitution what a beautiful thing yeah you know we bring celebrities like our Hamilton A. and she's really really funny but she also went through a a a a fight with cancer in the last couple of years and she's presented humanities various aspects obviously the And I think it's a it's a really quite emission tell me a little bit about how you feeling checks and balances system works pretty well and the National Endowment for the humanities and the National Endowment for the arts have have survived and and you know largely thrived we are plainfield when we were younger we lived in Plainfield were built lucky enough to be bills neighbors bill was the first in his family to graduate from high school he would walk from the farm in Plainfield into buried so I think that really says a lot about Congress and and the fact that they they do care about education in this country and education for all people you know periodically there after last night Brian Clark and John Lewis to Vermont but a lot of our programs are with just regular people regular people who've studied and learned and care about a topic think for us on her her struggle with cancer and what it meant to her in her life and in our community to go through that struggle and she you know she loomis street mistreat. I've seen the sign there and and the and the Vermont Humanities Council how would you how would you describe the humanities council are tiny tiny tiny part of the the the federal budget were way less for example than our army bands but we're thankful you know we have had last night and Rutland and then later in the winter in Newport a woman named Josie Levitt some of you might know Josie as a stand up comedian and it was an amazing thing to talk to him about the constitution and to me that was kind of the ideal that I'm trying to drive at here now is that here's a dairy farmer from learfield go to spalding highschool on Sunday evening state rented room in bury for I don't couple of bucks a week or whatever and go back to the farmer do the chores on Friday afternoon fall the crisp clear days a harbinger of October foliage to come upstairs at the Warren store are colorful clothing collection is as our politicians that pop up and say this is not the federal government's business we should not be in it you know we have we have one of those right now but typically the arts next week it's going to be an exciting time for you we're very excited I hear your colleague Mark Johnson is going to be covering the event for digger reduce your excellent that's that's great yeah things about the the fact that we all human so the and speaking of human the humanities council is delving into all of the and and and through the weekend and obviously never went to college shut he told me he wants to see the farthest ever traveled was Portsmouth New Hampshire and real famous Warren Store in Warren Village. It's the Dave Ramsey show on wgn and we are back at me checks and balances folks send them a check so they keep their balance off yes please we are fast approaching the top of the hour here the grab show WD Ev fm about half of our fundraising is privately raised dollars so and that's a requirement of the age that we match our federal dollars with locally race dollars so speaking the EV FM next selling point right that's sure we actually use that in booking people on the fall I'd say don't you WANNA come to remind everybody wants reminding be here save the duck for warm cozy ethically sourced as always our toy department delights there's jewelry accessories and gifts Galore all upstairs at the funky friendly almost I'm and am I guess has been Christopher ill strip the executive director of their Vermont Humanities Council Christopher thanks so much for coming in this morning I wish you good luck hosting John Lewis hiring and enticing as these lovely lingering autumn days there's something for everyone active wear from cool Royal Robbins Tone Code Fashion Forward Tony Develops and comfy between now and then if anybody out there has some thoughts you'd like to share about the latest news out of Washington or anything else going on out there to four four one seven seven seven is the he knew our second hour of the day Graham Show here in Wd FM and am and just wanted to Open up the phone lines for the next few minutes we're expecting link from there to the Dave Graham show scroll down a bit and you will come up with a list of our recent programs by guests and by topic and for instance later on today when the podcast gets shifting our attention to four H. another terrific organization in Vermont hearing about what they're up to so Stay with US folks mortgage conversation to come here on the day Graham show the number here in Waterbury the toll free number one eight seven seven to nine one eight two five five or two nine one talk for the support of Congress thankful for the support of Patrick layhee and and Bernie Sanders and Peter Welsh over many years do you do some private fundraising as well we do and obviously curious to know what folks think about for instance the first half hour of the program with Kit Norton Vigo Dot org talking about Bernie Sanders Three guests actually around a quarter hours so here and there will probably be taking a little break then to get inclined up in the studio here but Alabama for the humanities as our primary funder are you still getting good support from the feds or is it waning early on that you know what it's actually it actually grows a little bit every year as a regular vermonter coming out and telling her story that's that's a great thing what a what a human thing to do and that's one of the really lucky a great call by the digger editors so alright well we are going to go to a top of the hour break. CBS News a couple of words sponsors back with more of the Dave Ramsey show in the second hour it was of you mentioned federal funding in support and that sort of thing in the fact that it's a creature of the national in the National Endowment for the humanities running into a little bit of a health issue this week nothing we think terribly serious but something that still is a sign perhaps the fact thirty seventy eight years old he had was found to have a little bit of chest pain clogged artery. I got a couple of stints of course this procedure is very very president trump was talking about the impeachment matters and and using in his public pronouncements direction human enterprises and communications are going these days I mean as you know I'm very interested in Good Morning Ted thank you very much for the the humanities half hour to do it that was just amazing to me just because of history and and the in young people especially getting getting both ores in the water in terms of humanity and learning word which used to not be used in polite company starts with the be it it is synonymous with I guess organic fertilizer you might say and can't really say it yeah she's passed her fortieth birthday yet or not I don't recall but she somewhere in that late late thirties early forties range and so all sorts of choice you think about in order for it to happen it doesn't seem to happen automatically and it doesn't happen universally certainly in our society and there is concerned eight and so this is free coffee three pre clarity but I I appreciate the opportunity as you will thank you very much already as an you know somebody holds office that has historically been a source of dignity and respect and that and all those sorts of things learn about the growing coarseness in our society these days for instance I I was Kinda curious watching some of the commentary yesterday on an FCC regulated radio station even these days but the president of the United States apparently he's okay with saying it I I was noting that some of the media commentary last night are those words still to be avoided or or do you think that some of the a little bit of a finger wag that was going on yesterday following the president's it seems to be quite a lineup of folks who are getting up there in years the the incumbent President Donald Trump is seventy three and Joe Biden seventy six knows that is that's the what seems to be developing in the political scene these days of course there are quite a number of younger candidates it well we see that and hear that all the time in a wide variety of media outlets online and on cable and Cetera Again it's still as well I Pete Buddha Jr is in his late thirties. So you really WANNA younger candidate you've gotTa Tulsi Gabbard also quite young I don't Know Elizabeth Warren is seventy and so you know these days folks sometime say that people are living longer maybe maybe seventy five is the new fifty five it should it be a an issue sanders at seventy eight years is at an issue in the presidential campaign of course as we as we were talking about and and they seem to be getting along pretty fine while they're walking around with these little tiny devices and so does that matters criticism at the president that may not be fully warranted in this day and age when people drop all sorts of words and language in our public discourse learning ways to successfully be cooperative and non combative they go through but I'm not I'm always up late at night deter tries to work with especially young kids get young kids thinking about thinking about treating each other well just as a matter of something you really actually do need it's all purely based on some concern about the coarseness of the conversation and an increasing coarseness introduced by the but my husband and I had this weekend we're watching football and anyone who wasn't was being unloyal the Patriots so there was an ad on tv about a primetime television show is is out there for folks who were still shopping around for a presidential candidate but so give us a call until tell us what you think about that let's go to Ted From and the women were hitting each other and it was I think the show was called mom and I thought holy cow and then come I know I can curse like a sailor that I am working very hard not to do that and to change my own behavior in response to this effects of our life but civil right we no longer civil in any aspect of our lives and the more course things et Cetera and and because we don't want to have that that that kind of decline in the general level of civility in the way we WBZ old style radio station that tries to avoid certain words here on on our on our air and still may be a distinction between cable and traditional broadcast networks in terms of the degree to which they are regulated on this stuff and and I think I think that was sort of seen as permitted on CNN because CNN's cable and not regulated to the same extent as altarum appreciate that Ted Is he's got an interesting pitchy somebody's calls us in with the about the roots of empathy it's a Canadian based education programs are is is some of the arched eyebrow stuff going on genuine is a real concern about the about the coarsening of the language Heaven knows we see the pretty coarse language sometimes or should there be a pushback should there be an effort to say hey folks you know watch the potty mouth you know just clean it up and the next one I think they used the same term that the president used in that was on in the middle of the afternoon during a sporting event What do you think about all what's on your mind Well thanks for taking my call I do believe that we have lost the art of Civil Discourse let alone just plain old civil civility I think the word of well we aren't civil to each other we've lost civility in all in our country and these days is a source of words the B word for organic fertilizer and and and I just wonder whether because I noticed that you know NBC CBS ABC were Shying Away from There was a there was another instance of the president using use of the words might be more a matter of just a a sign of political bias I mean is this just another way for the for the media to voice frankly I I hear when I hear a torrent of of cuss words I oftentimes think to myself are taught to speak well and and to speak respectfully and so on let's go to Freddie and faced in what Freddie what do you think I'm sorry I couldn't hear you ears or whatever I think it was channel three which is CBS. Okay but I I won't swear to that and ask them you know is is one of the principals before h the idea of of trying to make sure that kids are are taught up to speed just around the off around the workplace and around around wherever people are there seems to be much less Chan standards do change I mean I remember back in the sixties the famous comedian George Carlin came up with a hilarious routine about seven or should never say on the radio you can let us know what you think in the next few minutes before I bring in my my next guests and talking about talking about four H. I. Actually so that's kind of a question in my mind right now are we in a place where we need to have growing acceptance including what our kids here of talk to one another and the way our public figures talk to one another so give us a call here at the W. d. v. d. two four one seven seven seven and was had had kinda arched eyebrows about the president's language and and and I wondered whether do we think that that is and made it funny that you actually weren't nobody said these words on the radio but look at our common everyday usage of language we curse more than the broadcast networks are and so you actually had two different ways to go here just because of the way the history of our communication systems has unfolded in the last thirty you I'm doing good do you remember what Kamala Harris said about President Trump about impeaching the mother wasn't Kamala Harris it wasn't oh US describing other countries as something holes I don't remember that I I don't remember but I I get the other aspect and absolutely just dropping the F bomb every every sentence so mother-in-law herb most outrageous curse word thirty five years ago was gone then if you actually look at the way somebody might have expressed a similar sentiment in literature you know a character in a novel from one hundred fifty years well I gotta move onto the next one but I I appreciate your thoughts I think it's interesting stuff let's go to mike in Berlin Dave how's it going I'm doing well how are we or something that that expression of the of the from the novel was really much more clever and interesting original and etc etc Oh yes and and that was all very kind of radical and renegade and funny and all that great stuff and yet they were the there were still this bottom line point but this was on I don't recall right off like don't actually I think somebody could correct me if I'm wrong about this but I think there's TV with Superman and there was the editor of the paper their daily Planet Perry White was the fictional names guy and his great utterance was great Caesar's ghost you know and well I don't know I saw I saw the headline of people swear being more intelligent than I said yeah I'd have to I'd have to really make a study of that data I mean free everywhere and I think we need to not accept it well that's that's interesting I mean do you married do you remember what network lucked out and and some of that you know there's an argument that says let's all kind of be cool and happen and not be as you know not be south because the president is a is a representative of the United States in the world also I mean most people in France have never heard of Rasheeda leave and and were away in elected office the presidency is a much more senior office than I remember I remember Congress so I actually I actually think what comes out of the president's offer yeah I I suspect I suspect you're right about that I mean just didn't in terms of you know road rage and it's the language that people use an an and but you know I guess they see people who swear are more intelligent than other what's what I've heard so I guess I avoid swearing so I guess I'm not intelligent as most people at WD Ev It's about maybe five by five or something I never measured it but we now have four people in the air and so here we go let's see we're GONNA be talking about as I mentioned four H. A. Venerable Organization Vermont I'm dying to learn all about it and the director is Sarah Kleinman L. E. Union high school over in Heinz Kerry and Lena Lena right back into the mic there and say Say Good Morning to folks can lining thanks for having us what is it then I believe it was rashy tie okay that's another one they're kind of makes you wonder about using foul language in public doesn't it and I guess that was sort of similar to what other other folks would burst out with stuff we can't say on the radio today but anyway I appreciate I appreciate the he is here in this do Yoga Sarah Lining how are you all right and let's see here we have a four H. Student Lena Asu is a junior at Champlain valley I'm that has Some leadership that came out of USDA and the University of Vermont Extension of course receives funding through USDA so UVM extension the Square Square and not and not and not be rigid in our behavior and be a little freer and more expressive in. And it's a way to put but thing but I I think when you're when you're when you're president of the United States or you're a member of Congress but especially president and I and I frankly do think that the words of a president carry more wait than the words of a of a first term member of Congress well they're both politicians will actually trump isn't a politician they're they're they're both people then you gotta count the millions who are listening I guess that's all I'm talking about so okay thank you very much for the call though I appreciate it so we got a good full studio this morning our little room here of programming or delivery modes that we call so there are four h clubs that's often what people think about when they think about four age they may see youth parading and and Lena's mom is Sara Nelson also works at the University of Vermont curious to find out a little bit about that and Sarah thanks for coming in really pre health and had to get a little little hint there so that's okay which is a department within the College of life sciences supports builds healthy vermonter is and so we do that through a variety of different ways whether it's agriculture or natural resource programming family and youth programming food and nutrition all sorts of areas so for h builds life and job skills for youth ages five to eighteen Sara Kleinman tell us a little bit about the group in Vermont how large is it is does Ramaz chapter accepting strong by national standards I I don't I'm not completely opposed to drop it a swear word here and there in my just a conversation around the house with my wife or whatever super prude about this stuff I guess is what I'm well except the language especially in public if it doesn't get to me I I just don't like it if you ever microphone in front of you and it has a lot of it's it's SORTA born out of agriculture a lot of farm kids tend to tend to four H. is that I don't approve of that either I don't either yeah and and what I hear people saying that you know even what I'm in private you know kind of like the and we do that under the office of UVM extension and it's healthy families initiative wow in so refresh me maybe I'll I'll put this Delina just a little bit relatively flat. Despite the declining youth population we continue to reach about eight percent of the total population in the state but we have a variety you try to keep me on my toes getting confused or something Sarah Climate is the director and Sarah Kleinman tell us about the re- how this standalone opportunities mentoring type opportunities summer camps so altogether we reach about sixty five hundred youth that may seem small more at least ten times as much and you'll look at does it matters I think the same thing with anybody whether you're a politician or not animals around the fares and field days displays that are posted up and those youth are typically those that are involved in the club programming we have about thirteen hundred youth that support where this fits in the whole relationship with the University of Vermont Extension for instance sure so for which is the nation's use development program it's a program shadier participation as well for having US Good Morning Good morning so first off let me go to to Sarah Kleinman I've got to Sarah's here Research at the university was trying to make advancements or excuse me was making advancements but the researchers found that parents were all sometimes living education civic engagement and see a science or steam we've a lot of youth participating in robotics environmental and natural resource based programming so it's really my sort of vague image of four H.. Over the years I I never been a participant myself but what was that it it are you in any of the other members of that Qadri have first term Congress oh yeah so so really the president what the President says matters a lot Vermont's compared to other states it's a small number but at the same time I think population wise where we're fairly on par with our colleagues across the country in in you know we're not receptive to those advancements are willing to make behavioral changes and so researchers discovered that if we went to kids and taught them some four and she said that while you new things I think back to having is one of my favorite shows there's a little kid on zero I'm sure you will pass with flying colors what are the what are the four stand for good question the for it to stand for hands heart is that really the case or is that just sort of a stereotype in my mind or how would you currently it's a stereotype historically that was absolutely the case so for h was initially born because ah participate in that method and then we do all sorts of other kinds of opportunities provide programming in schools we collaborate with after school programs we offer some long relationships with these kids at we normally wouldn't have the chance to interact with and let me ask your your mom Sara Nelson Hey Han Hans health heart and head and it sounds like all those four things are are things that folks want to keep in in good shape and and On the Dave Ramsey show to follow stay with us for the crisp clear days a harbinger the new things that they were more likely more influential to put pressure on their parents to try these new things and really that's how for each was born over one hundred years ago currently agriculture so for us the content is almost secondary to the life to the soft skill learning that occurs through that exploration of those content areas and you've gotten to meet all many people living on farms locally in in Shelburne you know the people that have the farms at Shelbourne and then throughout the State Addison County of the state so Lena Luckily we have shelburne farms which is this a wonderful resource and they have a dairy herd there and Lena's been able to show dairy cows now for what we try to do is provide all sorts of opportunities were calling them sparks where we might spark somebody's interest and then it's through that interest in exploration that youth learn life and job skills school and I think it's it's awesome in four H. to be able to spend a week at the fair with the group of kids who are living on farms into build life into lights those jewelry accessories and gifts Galore all upstairs of the funky friendly almost world-famous worn store in more village it's the day topers foliage to come upstairs at the warrants store are colorful clothing collection says alluring and enticing as these lovely lingering autumn days there's something for everyone engine county But one of the most influential things I think about four H is being able to interact with kids that are growing up on farms and all strong of course in our club program especially we still have lots of youth that are gravitating towards echoing projects and projects but at the same time our initiatives focus in and healthy grab show on Wd FM and am and we are back continue our conversation about four H let's see heart health five years Is that right how many years have you been showing Derry Kells sorry seven seven years seven years as sheriff showing Derek how so active wear from cool Royal Robbins Token Code Fashion Forward Tony Develops and comfy save the duck for warm cozy ethically sourced as always our toy depart drink types of issues related to dairy farming wow we're going to talk more about that after the break for some vitamin E. OUR NEWS FROM CBS couple words from sponsors more on four eight in these days it's if you talk to folks in their sixties or seventies and a lot of people are walking around with a standard tour several in their chests and rural parts of Vermont I think it's very easy developed Chilton county to forget about the agriculture that exists across the state other than just driving past the farms that we see in the China ask you are you a a

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Super Deluxxx New Hampshire Primary Special (We Won Again)

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Super Deluxxx New Hampshire Primary Special (We Won Again)

"Because the reason they're doing this yeah sounds even better. The second time bird road is and this is our live taped. Election results. Through from New Hampshire simulcast asked from Miami. Las Vegas all points in between. We're trying something new and different. That might just be used disaster I I liked that Miami Las Vegas and all points in between you like that so what I'm GonNa do do dave tonight is as you can hear. You're you're at home you hear the Dulcet tones of the tax on MSNBC just prattling away. The Dave. And I are like very news style. We've got like We've got our own simulcast going and we've got the video happening and my head's on swivel right now and You know we're we're we're getting these live results in real time and we just went to a commercial So for like a Dick Bill. I think Maeve Maverick Maverick. Little help chronic hepatic never mind. That's if you've been a little too adventures with your Dick. Yes so we're GONNA try something out We're just GONNA kick back vibe and have fun and talk shows as the a result come in or about thirty eight percent in right now. Bernie seems to have a A slim lead twenty eight to twenty four percent over P booty judge boot BHUTA judge and a lot of a lot of jockeying. They're in the top positions the You know right now. We're sitting at Cobra. Chart Nineteen point eight percent and those are the only people getting delegates right now if this was it right way down you got warrant listing on the screen that we're looking at. They're not even listing bite and they're not even listening to some of the other folks. Let's let's start off the night we're talking about a couple love a couple people. Were waving goodbye tonight. We're we're waving goodbye to tonight and The number one person we WANNA say goodbye to who is a fellow warrior. A guy who we I I had probably the second most respect for this guy up through due today up through Hampshire And I mean like I was never on board with him. I've always been with Bernie and and and then like you know the real disappointment that that Elizabeth Warren turned out to be like I I if you talked a year ago. I would've said that I would have sung talking to different tune about Elizabeth Warren but Andrew Young The businessman the tech mogul he of the universal basic income. Basically basically being the answer to all society's ills He's dropped out he's suspending his campaign tonight and just prior to this day we were talking about order like our impression of him and I had made the joke that That twenty year old us and all of our friends twenty year old our crew of idiots forty probably were gang guys like we. We probably would've so I know you've already said it. But t tell me what your oppression of Andrew Gang wasn't what kind of lucky why that holds true what the appeal was universal. Basic income is something that I even if he did not exactly have the right approach to it necessarily. I think it is something that needs to be part of the conversation going forward and I don't know if he's the right guy to really bring anywhere By certainly his implementation of it didn't seem to be the right direction but I'm just glad he was in the race just to get people talking. Take it as a a real thing. It's not like science. See My thing is i. I agree with you kind of and But in another way it disagree I I think he did a really great job of like telling the story of getting it out there like I think he was just a gimmick candidate. Unless you're gimmick is literally the the thing that everybody's asking for in that moment it's it can be really hard to break through. There are some polls that had him at twelve thirteen percent as again as in in a field of viable candidates or ten bibles not the right word but ten candidates that were you know registering That's not bad for before that. The only candidates I've ever really seen support for our Bernie Bernie Warren and yangs never any of these other people like a wild. You don't come across them. I don't know about you in Miami. Emme Miami I came across Hillary supporters in two thousand sixteen. I mean this time around. That's the distinction. I'm drawing. I'm saying I don't come across Rospuda judge supporters real life like don't exist Joe Biden supporters. Don't like you don't bump up against them and see them and have conversations issues with them in real life. It's it's weird and yeah the people in these early states particularly these two early states New Hampshire and Iowa they really really liked fetish is their role their own role in voting and they. They're very much in love with themselves and like they love the idea that the food is so important in their little tiny me irrelevant states and so they do make a big show about either being puke guy or Cobra charge guy or Biden guy girl whatever But come on our but next week after this New Hampshire. And we're GONNA get to the results in New Hampshire or what. The results are out where they're rolling in right now. It's still too early to call with only forty one percent that reporting but we're GonNa get to the real estate next week. The first real state Nevada Nevada is representative. I mean whatever you you live there you can tell me better than I can tell you I mean. I don't know that I can really tell you all the finer details but I'm sure we'll find somebody else at our live show. Yeah so why. Don't we really quick also mentioned that Michael Ben and it seems like he's suspending his campaign I saw a couple of tweets about that fucking. Who Cares about Michael Bennett? Thanks so much much. Respect to Andrew Yang and to his people and I know that the kind of people that supported Edgy anger like just a few degrees off from agreeing with with Bernie people and more progression progressive The more progressive amongst US Assu Hampshire. We saw so like I break bread with them. I don't even know who Michael Bennett. Supporter was Michael Bennett has reprehensible policies. He has a terrible record. He probably probably shouldn't even really be a democrat. He was never a viable candidate and it was just a vanity campaign that he was running so fucking by just one less name that we have to make fun on a mess right. So let's take a look right now it is nine five. PM Dave and his second place running right right now at least in tomorrow almost a fifty percent almost fifty percent where forty two percent reporting with Bernie Sanders in the top spot. Twenty percent P.. Buddha judge twenty three percent in October which are twenty percent and those are the only people right now again. If it's it's way too early to call but if this if this race ended right now those so the only three people the only three candidates would get any pledged delegates because the threshold is fifteen percent and Elizabeth. Warren is way down and ten percent. And you you gotta think that hurts because she's from Massachusetts. Her Home State is Massachusetts. Right right across the way in New England. uh-huh actually just south of Just south of New Hampshire directly to the south. Endorse crazy. I don't don't I mean like have you heard any kind of again. We talk about like people breaking through and I know out there in Nevada tires buying a crazy amount of ads as part of strategy. Michael Bloomberg is going all in and just like lying from putting out ads that confuse people and make them think that Obama's is supporting supporting him. Are you hearing anything about amy. Klobuchar out there. Like I don't understand why I think it's fully media manufactured this Amy Klobuchar like push rush. I have not seen her name or heard her other than at the debate. That's it no other coverage of her in any way shape Gabriel. We'll get ready because we're going to have to if these numbers hold true and you get burnt out like twenty eight Pete at twenty three or twenty four. He's kind of vacillating sleeting right now. And then you get and then you get Amy Cobra Twenty. We're going to have to deal with like a whole bunch of new cycles of like how Amy Klobuchar might be a viable candidate even though like these. Are These strong showings at Gouda Chad. In these two lily white states. Yeah they're not going to translate in a place like Nevada. They're not going to translate in a place like South Carolina and then in the majority of the states on Super Tuesday. They're not going to translate either but we're going to have to weather all this bullshit. We're going to have that we're watching. MSNBC TONIGHT BECAUSE MSNBC has been fucking on one with all the crazy freeze shit that they've been reporting in the way that they've been sort of analyzing these races and I just don't want to miss anything you know if is that we you know if if it turns crazy the other thing you should know about this show is that we're going to edit it down for content and time because we're going to be on the phone you know until this gets wrapped up unless it goes off in Iowa on US trying to kill quit. Just quit. Like bucket. Should have done on the second episode Yes so we're GONNA stay on until we get one hundred percent in or until they call the race one way or another. Hopefully for shows shows Bernard but what what about some plugs tells about what upcoming bird road stuff is is in the offing bird road. We have a live show. This is live right now but it's going to be a live live run of a sixty s in six days. How's that possible is really doesn't Vegas seem like it should be coming to Vegas? We're going to be the at Bats Golden Tiki which was just named One of the best crime scene in an ongoing investigation yeah. I don't know something something to do with cocktails but go check out the Golden Tiki and come to our show on Monday February seventeenth. Seventy the AM happy hour is happening right before it so come early. It's round the best equipped. Watch US talk for the president's and whether or not the office of President is something that ever has been worthless believe. That's a good point. What else do I have happening? What else you're so? You're not going to be a part of well. We also have another live show coming up next month on March Fifteenth That one's in Miami and I couldn't get a flight for at least five hundred dollars with a stopover which makes no sense but I'm not GonNa pay eh absolutely data sponsor or something but yeah so I'm not going to be but it's at a place called ramps I believe that's right. Graham some windward everybody Miami those gramps we don't have to look at Bernie Sanders with thirty one percent in in Manchester. which as far as I know is a pretty big? I don't know and a big place all digital Manchester. My impression of Manchester by basic understanding of Manchester is that within the world of New Hampshire. I'm sure it's one of the bigger states. I guess one of the bigger cities guaranteed. It's no bigger than my neighborhood in Miami like for sure. I have more people on my block than all of New Hampshire Twenty six again. So here's a place called Pelham. ECKSTEEN didn't do her PUPUTTI wins which sounds like a fucking horrible place to live by more than three points if your people? This is weird so in twenty 2016 Sanders had fifty four percent in this series. Got Twenty four percent. Yeah that's a good thing that you're bringing. I'm glad you bring that up because I just saw this tweet from Some he's having. Somebody named emily singer a senior political reporter for the American Independent. Mike Roll. Call a bunch of other garbage outlets. Clovis are actually getting into engine or tweet says Bernie crushed in New Hampshire two thousand sixteen. Now here's barely beating a small town mayor which is a ridiculous way to look at it. Bernie run as friend of the show Can Clip and Stein Points Out Bernie in twenty sixteen only one candidate now. He's beating five like of course. The numbers are going to be different like and they all our candidates with they do have some level of of following. You know at what point do some of these other ones uh-huh dropout. When does it actually get to be only three people or well? You saw the bottom. I think I think everybody in this race right now as well. He'll there's some free radicals there right. You're getting everybody in the race. That's still in the race is well heeled enough either because they are independently. Wealthy like Tom Star like Michael Bloomberg and their self funding or they have enough legitimate support. That they are going to stay on or they're like Tulsi Gabbard Abbott who. I don't know how much how much longer Tulsi has. Because now she is the now she is the consensus lowest like she always had a little bit of covered. Uh You know with Yang and with Michael Bennett and some of the other people who dropped out earlier and she made a good showing. I guess considering she's pretty pretty junior congresswoman from a firm from Hawaii and doesn't have a huge national following although following she does have is like really really uh-huh energetic But I gotTa tell you you're looking at nine percent right now. Warren Nine Percent Biden interview when he dismissed the against dire. He can stay in as long as you want. Michael Bloomberg is not on this ballot because he did not file one time because he doesn't care this is a part of his strategy. His strategy is to just get enough into the kids strategies to just basically get enough delegates pledged to him that he can broker a convention convention in. You know later states which is a whole other morass but right now but the mood is so your question like when did they get down to like three. If you're biding your your money has to start. Drying up. At some point there has to be a point where you're in another Yang is out now. Now that benefit is out. It's crazy but a month ago Biden was a runaway front runner. He was pulling it forty percent plus. He looks like he's GonNa pull nine percent I don't think he's he's really in a position to do much better Nevada. I mean based on test which is based on a lot of what what what we've heard in terms of You know the the polling from Nevada. I don't know man. I think a couple of these people have to go away. Warren has later on. She's going to give a little bit more more support in states that come down the road but not much more and she's going to have maybe number two or number three mm-hmm finishes I don't know man. This is like a real fucking Rubik's cube love talking about donald trump right now dave. How much do you about what was going on today with with trump and all the like his whole? I just know the curb thing thanks. I don't know what else pretty good so he gave. He gave a sort of impromptu and he gave an impromptu press conference where he among many other things he said. Frankly I would rather run against Bloomberg then Bernie Sanders because Sanders has real followers. which I mean even a broken clock like he's not wrong about that right? I I tell you that if Bloomberg gets it it's seriously just flushing it down the drain. You are guaranteeing guaranteeing for at least four more years of trump probably and I think it's hilarious that there are people out there that don't that don't see that the other thing that happened today was Z.. So much had happened today. Dave I don't even know how to like brief you on all of it but like the other thing that happened was the dissemination of a of a years old. It was only a few years old like of two thousand fifteen recording at a convention or at a At a at a panel where Michael Bloomberg made basically a pretty passionate defence of Of Stop and Frisk and yeah. I saw this. Yeah way further than he needed to go and this coincides with a poll that came out saying basically that he has narrowed the gap of Joe Biden Amongst African American support. I personally don't think that that support is gonNA stick around. I think that African that African American support black support is going to move into the cow. The column of Bernie Sanders were naturally belongs but it still remains to be seen. We're not learning anything about that tonight. Because like I said New Hampshire's fucking Lily White and now we're about to hear joy Ann Reid who has been absolutely on one for the past three days saying some of the funniest shit in the world. Prior to this she was she was making the point. That look what which are winning. Third place is more impressive than Sanders. Winning I yes. Please keep Buddha Jin. Please let Buddha Jentzsch stand. I should say this fucking nightmare person. I'm the school has if you're just just grasping at straws and begging for like just one point two one county like if if your justification keep Joe Biden who again right. Now is at nine percent in New Hampshire Biden. I don't know I feel like you're grasping at straws straws here especially on Saturday but then after that we've got the next weekend very relatable going ice fishing the ruling. Probably what do you think that would even Rachel Maddow as ice fishing excursion is like like how much how much crate and barrel is involved. How much West Elm comes into play? How much Columbia outer wear Parkas and Shit like that are are involved in Rachel Maddow okay? Fishing expedition must be very fast It's a very expensive very twee. Bloomberg Candidacy Bloomberg keeps keeps saying I can spend indefinitely. I'm Mike Bloomberg I'm the twelfth richest person on the I will spend to try to get myself to be the nominee. If I think that that's great they do that. Trump's yeah that's it okay. Well it was just saying there is that like Michael Bloomberg's presence in the race to this. Point is not an overt target at Bernie which is such a smug cynical thing to say because it absolutely is. Ah The the the suspension of disbelief that you have to engage in to think that the reason Michael Bloomberg is not only in this race raced to prevent Bernie Sanders from becoming the nominee is. So it's so sucking fucking honestly like it's just disgusting late in the best they can do is just say that Elizabeth Warren is a really really really good candidate as she proceeds to go from being the Democratic Front runner. I think like as recently as seven months ago to to absolutely getting her ask kicked in and just giving her skull stoved in with with a pipe. By everyone everyone fourth-place she's not going to get delegates. She's lucky that she got delegates. She's lucky that she got delegates on In in Iowa because honestly I don't think she really deserved be. Let's go back to some things I wanted to talk about. Here's something you might be able to weigh in on John. Mellencamp has endorsed Mayor Pete your thoughts as as a musician. I mean as mayor P I guess he's from a small town so you're literally quoting the the tweet at elegant a little. I know valid going John. Mellencamp said I was born in a small town and I live in a small town and the reality it is. Oh No I'm sorry. What am I may not smear John? Mellencamp S- name does even funnier small small town America's disappearing and Mike Bloomberg will fight for them not mayor Pete my bad mayor Pete at all Mike Bloomberg so and himself Mike Bloomberg the former mayor of New York City. The billionaire former mayor of New York City is the guy. Hi that will fight for the small town America really. I mean. I don't know why you doubt that you know of what we're at commercial and we. The numbers aren't really moving right. Now let me read another article that I wanted to to get your feedback on. This is from the daily Beast Cheat Sheet. The University of Oklahoma professor told students okay okay. boomer is equivalent to the N.. Word a journalism a journalism professor at the University of Oklahoma told in his class. Tuesday that saying the phrase okay boomer was equivalent to saying the N. word according to the Oklahoma daily Peter Gade Yeah. A professor professor who teaches upperclassmen was discussing changes in the journalism industry with his journalism ethics and democracy glass gained reportedly told the class that the industry should retain. It's more trick quote more. Traditional roots prompting a student to argue that journalists have to keep up with younger generations as they evolve gauge was. This guy's name gator gauge fucking. Let me tell you something man you know could use a little bit of standards in journalism is the fucking daily beast gate engage like what the fuck gauge then replied that the students are mark was like saying Ok boomer to him like laughter broke out among the students but gauge. Didn't take this situation lightly calling on someone boomer is like someone A. N. Word I okay so let me just call out something. That's not immediately obvious. Because you're not reading the article. I N Word and word is in inside quote again really bad journalism. Because inside of a quote it should be parentheses the season It shouldn't be a parenthetical. Should be bracketed when it's inside of either way. N Word is the sanitized quote quote which means that the the teacher actually said the word. So that's a real bold statement in a statement the school's interim president said Gates and then we're back to gate. I guess I can't believe the honestly the the the goal that this person has to write about journalism professor when they can't even get a name right in a statement the school's interim president said Gates. Words were fundamentally offensive and wrong wrong and they failed to meet university standards. I don't know they seem like those words seemed like they probably meet the standards of the University of Oklahoma The we use the most offensive word by Quote the use of the most offensive word by a person in a position of authority hurt in hurt and minimize those in the classroom and and beyond the statement. Read Dave your reaction. Yeah that's fair. What using using that word is fair? Joking fucking crazy what What do you know about this? This girl God look it up. Okay so let's take a look at what happened right now. This is. This is high comedy. uh-huh Joe Biden right now has skipped entirely. He's he's left. Town left New Hampshire. He dipped did so bad. Add that he had no interest even sticking around took a plane today skipped over. Dave skipped tipped over Nevada and wood. Street this challenge to the next Japanese opening spooked this new place. It's just there. What kind of Japanese food? I got Pad Thai I got. I got some spring rolls best. Entered no you got to hear them talk about the race about Nice. TV boys sounds like real real boom years folks many times to know folks it says he should get a dollar for every time he says folks or Mac or buddy or or you know what he reminds me up whenever like when people use that crazy that you know. Turn me awful lot. When when she used that type of lear what is it Americana Eric? Connor Style Talking Elizabeth Warren. Who was at wet? When you don't have a mike but like Dave can hear you did? Yeah I hear I hear POW POW. Yeah she's like what I was a baby a he call every like when the baby in the house. No I'm sorry the chance to just they got Boban ears. I didn't get identity. I'm not kidding what worked for you on a little bit of my dad like a silver with little cards and guards his only car. It's as a car as exists. I can't believe that they've broken in now. Uninterrupted for this long to Joe Biden to the Joe Biden failure towards now this get back overdue a speech at that time family here to introduce. And they're airing this bullshit will now. They went back to amy. ABC's doing what about where's What so Bernie's winning and amy is winning the president's I am counting Bernie? You make over trump. It's been years. And what do you Macleod. Charcoal dark cloud chaser. This guy. Looks like a fat. Marc Maron is vote. Machar's I want to hear. MSNBC LOSER fucking mind. I I honestly I don't at this point Bernie was GonNa win. Though I mean I feel like that's a really close margin business. Their take very different territory. We probably don't even that territory as him in the driver's seat in the best African Bars Carson said that margin of the Democratic electorate is Ali African American basis leaks. kind of what I expected. Man I mean I know you want a bigger margin by. It's not funny. Sixteen Twenty six get those massive margins because the field the oldest dilute it you again just dropped out right into very different territory. Might have gotten that if he had dropped out. Two days of bills understand why he dropped out tonight at. The timing is weird I think. Can you believe Michael Bennett dropped out. He was running on. Yeah that's one up on Dave who didn't even know he was running events South Carolina. I don't know that dude is. I forgot the next to save bruce. Banner David Benner just in Nevada. Betsy and then you see Warren Warren is doing so badly independent some fundraising and I read. What was it? I've read like probably two or three orioles today. I feel he was a New York Times. That roads it matters that she will persist kind of you. Don't read like a campaign of it. Either here's the thing you're looking right here and you don't have time to assume that both of these people are pissed off the other one because they see see this number you see my mouth Steve. Ucla right so like they both assumed that that other nine percent would be there. If that person wasn't there all times tonight they assume like if you're warned you have to. That's wrong then they're stupid. I think that Warren is particularly run. Because I think that Biden vote in the states like California and Texas and always does you've got to be there and big news the breaking coverage bringing into my point big news we can officially promote that. We have our fourth Mike for our show on Monday night. Ah along with mcraven Kush bomb from Chapo Trap House Being a part of All presidents go to help hide Vice Bernie. We are going to be able to have former guests of the show fifteen states and we're sitting there now. Current Net Flix TV star talking king from TV's Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Michelle Obama. nope hello amy below former candidate for I believe it was congressional district. Three was it Dave. I don't know you're the one that knows that. Better Congressional district think think conduct Congressional district three who obviously was followed around by the The crew and the filmmakers of the award winning knock down the house breakout star. She's going to come and she's going to talk about as we dive into. Replace this chasm of despair. That is the that is caused by the office of the US presidency. She's going to be somebody who's going to help us understand understand what those repercussions look like and that. It's not just that you know still. There's the special hedge hegemony and you know very colonialism and imperialism and capitalism at home and the commodification of of things like healthcare that they have a face and that they actually affect six people. So she's our forth Mike Dave and we just got the confirmation now I love it. Yeah so everybody. Don't forget that's Monday February seventeenth eighteenth Golden tiki underlying. Numbers is. They should have all the police tape cleared by that difference. WHO said I think one of my favorite places for different also anyway what what is writing right in right? It's no no. Nobody's writing and Bloomberg. I love on the Republican side. That Walsh's behind right in more people alerting in like Dick or like you know league MMA on on that side of things So pretty pretty psyched about that Oh okay so what I was saying the point I was making about this nine percent that warrant and nine percents that abidance to be stuck at. Is that again now. I think that they both think that nine percent is there's without the other one in in in the running and Warren is the one who is most wrong. Yeah because the Biden vote. I'VE COME TO MY MIND I've come to call it Taco bell votes okay. This is my theory. The of Joe Biden support every year. Some food magazines. I forget which one does a best tacos in the United States sort of poll and they pull thousands of people in does hundreds there dozens of cities across all fifty states. Find out what their best tacos. What the Best Tacos in the US art every single year Taco Bell Wins? But if you look at the at the at the at the the voting it's ranked choice so most people will for us for instance we would say Roberto's Taco shop and then like heartily does and then maybe like I don't know there's other places that are even better Koyo Taco and then Like in a distant fourth I had to fill them in if they were the number the options were sort of pre populated Taco bell. Whatever find okay but you but you wouldn't you wouldn't but you are a del Taco before and over in the West Coast there's probably tens of thousands of survey respondents who fill in del Taco Roberto's and again ask because BRASSICA Tacos are flawed? It's the same. It's a flawed method of measuring popularity. And it's the same same as what's going on with what's been going on to this point of the Democratic Primary Joe Biden is the Taco Bell. where he on name brand recognition? Yeah and just like Oh yeah I know that thing. Yeah let me put that in there. Too ended up getting just I mean he was floating in the forties for a long time in terms of he was the the leader the leader of the exactly he was floating in the forties in the starting imagination. Dungeons and dragons numbers that are polls. It's it's not real real. This is real and he built his entire campaign on electability. And Hey you have to win if that's what you're running on and he hasn't hasn't been winning so he's done but I don't think his voters are going. We can't predict were. His village are going to. Because they're they're they're just. He's a placeholder. The average debate appearance. I know where Warren voters are going. They're not going personalized localized. That's the thing. They're glad that I was making that. They're going compete. They're going to closure probably and that's it the remainder of what's Leftover Warren support whereas warrant a year ago had a lot of overlap with progressives Dave. You remember Gina like warrant a year ago. You're you know we all we all did we all were like yeah. Well her heart's in the right place. He's not perfect in every issue. Why think as as recently as just a couple of months ago we thought that a couple of months ago last year? Dave right shirt celebrating. We thought the perfect celebrating thirds trump would be her and Bernie can celebrate third place. This is what it is this is what the made for. TV Bullshit that it but this is the thing this woman has no they were just talking about how in Nevada she has less than fifty employees. She has less than fifty staff. Repeat footage right now. This is bad for you because voter. Kobe tried to split the the vote right now. I mean if she if she was in third would be third. If you're a Bernie person you need to be rooting for amy to to stand on the possible. She will big smile. She's she's got a New York Times they'll forget the near endorser cheese cheese right now in her career career. This is her like eminem eight mile. You only get one shot. This is your moment moment. And it's not gonNA be. She's not GonNa win but because like her her support is by all metrics gonNA tell off after this but it's going to be enough to get her through Super Tuesday and every vote that she he gets on Super Tuesday's vote that Elizabeth. Warren doesn't get work because we are to judge on the people of this great. They really need to work on the on the half of the people behind her if it happens with every candidate it's like none Donovan. Found this is the most cynical shit in the world. The one black person and put her put her behind. Her shoes actually got there by accident. It isn't I read a story recently or maybe wasn't twitter. That said the Buddha looked his campaign went out of their way to put a six black women in the front row. Where what do you call that? When people are standing behind the the the first facing petitioning the over the shoulder yeah right? I don't know if there's a political term for the people be staging yet. They moved all of the black women in front. Just for the optic done surprise. I mean everybody does that to be fair and to be feral. So the Amy Klobuchar well. But there's no black people do. There's maybe twenty five black people in New Hampshire so I mean she doesn't even come close to having the diversity of the you know support behind Bernie Sanders or even even that of Joe Biden Buddha dish right now has twenty delegates and Sanders nineteen yet sanders winning but that's overall that includes Iowa also in Iowa as a running total of name calling and the mud wants someone to vote for in November. What are the the two thousand sixteen popular vote liberals? Where are they right now? In terms of Lake Bernie winning the popular vote in not winning more delays. At what. They're against them hoping that they can consolidate some popular vote is now down the toilet. But they're all they're all. Oh Yeah Yeah. Yeah I mean when it doesn't WanNa does work for them when it was on the big narrative right after that was the big goal race that the delegates that the whole whatever the delegates would somehow that would be shot down and that we would go with the popular hear about and people were saying. Oh she got three million votes Blah Blah Blah and not abolishing. The narrative on people are the popular voted. I guess the the Democrats so friend of the show Nando Villa just made a point that Joe Biden has won for president three times and has not one a single state. That's crazy in three different decades few over the course of almost forty years. Now now you see why Obama was not super excited about him running right. WHO's like Joe? What makes you think now is going to be the one time? And it's not so many of yours one of resilience candidacy and no one gave shit. Oh the happy. She's a complete media creation. Though that's my thing is that she's a complete media creation. I never seen her smile. Long predicted that we wouldn't make it with the summer. We did predicted predicted. That ankle wouldn't make it through the summer. She's a sitting. US Senator from a major American state. Of course she was going to make it through the summer. She she's well-heeled it has a pack she has she has Donors she has money and she's fine she of course she's GonNa make it the months and months and miles of this race. This is insane. They're giving this woman with all of this airtime when she's in third place. I don't understand. Is this normal because I never watch network. News is his average then put warrant on warren his loss and every way like so I guess because in perspective in the context of Ab a win for her and in the context warranted so we were talking before you joined us. And I guess you're officially part of the show go. I'm just I came in here for pat good too much good stuff as avid with you on the make your hand. I can't cut it bigger lead now so you have to. She's still shoveling Pad Thai in your face to me and my grandma. Nobody wants to hear. Let me tell you even went into your favorite candidate. Nobody wants to hear you talk for that. Unless it's gossip nick. I am hungry I want. This is my last night until she was seventy years old. It's not great your mouth is filled with. It is not great. This is okay okay there we go. We're done cut. Stop the PROCAM. Steer four percent. The worst Irish people are GONNA go Nevada. They're huge they're no Dave Tokto Monica about star in about. They love him here his thing because he's not somebody that that is talked about very much. He's not someone that just came out yesterday saying that he wants to a minimum wage should be twenty two dollars an hour. Oh it's like more than like a lot of people make sixty grand a year. A why why did he because because he's the thing about Tom. Steyer is a young thing. Tom Is running for president in the way that like nick. Middle aged men go to fantasy camp and pretend that they're in the NBA and they spend like fifty grand to spend like three months at an MBA summer camp. And like have it's Jalen rose dunk on the Merck something like that. That's what that's what time star is doing. This is fantasy camper. He's like what. What would the version of? Oh that be for me. I don't know and just like sleeping. I don't know you have no interest. You don't care here about anything. That actually sounds great. I like move your void. I take me with you. You don't care about doing anything in the movies. You just care about absorbing and consuming them. You don't want to do ooh that you don't want to. Like I do love consuming. He could probably go went. And and being the Oscar committee like the PM and lake the lake whoever picks the winner you know what they do What no no no no you? Can't you know why because you have to have won an Oscar for that that's true that's one reason the other reason is that they send you the tapes and you have to watch them at home. He's constitutionally incapable of watching anything at all. You're absolutely right. That's one thing about about like getting press distinction that I'm hoping to get eventually we're piecing together. I'm never going to watch. The people like Dave are in high demand at. It's it's such a sundance and what they do is I've heard remember. I think it was amy. Nicholson wrote about this earlier. She described the process of like. If you're a judge for Sundance you get three shipments of huge boxes build with DVD's and they're like no joke like three hundred movies. You have to sit. Donna watch in shorts and documentaries and Shit and you have to watch them all you have to be completion EST you have to set out to watch three a day for like three months or something. I remember her talking about this. You would never be able to do that. I can tell you right now right now. They're not watching. That's true one hundred percent. Nobody has that that kind of time. Particularly someone that has been chosen to judge these kinds of things you would assume that they're successful people right. Do they leave Lake critics so I think that the other assumption critic Dave when you when you go to a film festival and like you're going to go to not like one that happens biggest where you show up for a few nights when you fly to a film festival to drive. How many movies over the course of the four days do you go to like twenty twenty five something something like that? Probably I mean it depends. I also sneak away and see regular movies while in there. That's so pathetic tip joker while you're at Sundance. I'm there and nobody can ask me. You know I I don't have to go to work in in you know I might as well get movies pathetic. So I don't know I guess your thing would be like some version of sitting. It would be with the life you already live you. Just sit and go to the movie theater you go to whatever. Is there a movie theater that you really really liked you. Don't get to go to very often. I get to go to the one that you want to. So you're buying your fantasy camp is your life. I'm I'm all right. I guess what would be my fantasy. Fantasy camp would be would be nice but I don't think really. I think you pay a lot of lip service asleep but in reality you're not that interested in it down based on the choices that you make. I think that your other be your fantasy camp would be you. You would want to be a kindergarten teacher for like a month. Yeah Yeah I don't know about you would love it. You can love it but with real kindergarten teachers. They're supporting you and making everything like doing the grunt work but you would love you've to with children's work with kids particularly your kid and all of her friends maybe I I don't know if this lady still talking crazy she hasn't shut the fuck up at twenty percent and everybody he's going to spin this as a huge win for her. She's still talking away. Still not cutting. That's the thing you can talk. Talk Talk but they have to cut. It's like what is happening now understand whereas sanders and Buddha. Where where are they speaking? Steve Davis waiting to declare victory outright. He's GonNa see you get those numbers he's going to offer. It's not gonNA happen for him. I mean mean. How much more is there to report? Tell story now. I do think it's really crazy that Putin has more delegates and people would find that really well stems from what happened in Iowa. Like what happened in Iowa Bernie. Yeah well because of the way that like I this is my dinner. My stomach is growling right in front of you I can here have had absent. Mindedly Eagle like eating four Colza fucking pat dive right in front of this chick is not stop talking the way well she. It's not her fault she can talk to. These people are here to listen to her. Giving this thing day if you know this but this year the thing where you stretch it out with a person of cameras like they say in Msnbc is saying that it's too early to call all right but on the GOP side trump looks like he's going to win. Always did I know nothing about this so tailing there's a primary for the GOP perfunctory the all the primaries of a all. The primaries of it's the base roundup is well then wall site. Bill Weld is a former governor of Nebraska. Not Richard and Joe. Walsh is a talk show podcast. Guy Who is a former congressman most famous for not paying child support and the need not a lot of never-trumpers Republicans in New Hampshire wider and are comparatively. Yeah consider that. He has a ninety seven percent approval rating and he's only polling at eighty seven. I'd like to see the turn out for that. Dop Cope primary or do they split the turn out numbers or is it. Just one big turnout number. Said they show the you know they split them out for me because I think they've got to be his problem and again. This is very perfunctory. This is not a thing that the primaries are very like like a matter of their ceremony. They're not real contest Hampshire. Yeah but we'll be like that in every state it was like that trump won with ninety eight percent nate Campbell. I'm not gonNA let her email address out to her website address over. I can't believe Bernie's ahead in delegates. Right now Bernie is leading seven six six. Six only three people are qualifying to earn any delegates again. The threshold is fifteen percent twenty four delegates at stake just to give you an understanding of the difference of like Eh. What I'm doing right now is I'm trying to look up? The exact number of how many delegates are at stake in Nevada because he's going to be at UNLV on Tusa he's a hertz Troppo I guess she done well. It's a it's an after. Oh we should we go. I signed up for a canvassing in that doors at one thirty. Say Oh this is my daughter. Let's go can you get tickets. You're speaking in your audience. Get tickets for that or is it just like you go. There seems like less. We didn't believe speech within candidate Bronco. This seems like less than I thought. Going so what what it says here is that they're thirty. Six pledged delegates in Nevada. Which I guess it does make sense considering there so we're talking about twenty four pledged delegates? Here okay there are two thousand four pledged delegates here Nevada in New Hampshire right and then thirty thirty six in Nevada. Nevada seems like such a bigger state. Because it's a city that has there. It's a it's a state that has a city with over a million the people in it. No such thing. Is that in New Hampshire but I guess thirty six is like fifty percent more than twenty four so so that's who she is competing against ask so she will have to have a huge outpouring because she if she wants to compete on Super Tuesday right now. She's behind Tom Steiner in Nevada. She's registering at about zero percent of the black vote everywhere She's got a lot of work to do and it she needs an organization and she needs money and she. I need yesterday trying to build on it tonight. Trying to make the most of what she's done in Iowa and New Hampshire to try to build that about the strategy for looking looking for basically saying listen. I got a tortoise approach to this. I'm not going to spend beyond my means I'm going to build steadily. I will qualify for every single debate. I will hit every a single benchmark I will grow in a way that is quiet and then you will see me perform. That was basically the way that she sketched out this campaign from the beginning you have to believe if this is going the way she intended ended that she has some plan for scaling from here on this it can be her intention to have basically no support among African American Somebody Online just said Elizabeth Warren has got the the voters right where she wants them. They'll never expect her to be the nominee now is free media. Because you're giving it to her. How did this guy get back on? TV If ruled. Senator Brian Williams talk. This is a guy who made up stories about what were his allies in India. Remember this whole thing on cutting into someone's not really I remember. He had a he said as he said that he stopped Katrina. Fifty back down. I can stop Katrina by myself. Okay during the January thirtieth two thousand fifteen NBC see nightly news broadcast. Brian Williams referred to a terrible terrible moment a dozen years back before the invasion of Iraq. When the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG later said he was not in the helicopter that was hit by an RPG but in a helicopter directly behind it the photos does of Williams helicopters say the pilots of Williams helicopters say their chopper was not directly behind the genetic but in a different company together? I I don't even want to read this. But one of his lies is titled sub-headline Seal Team Six during May third twenty eleven broadcast Williams. William said that he had quote the great honor flying into Baghdad with seal team. Six at the start of the war a Special Operations Command spokesman has told how content composed we do not embed journalists with this or any of the unit that conducts counterterrorism missions. Set another seal officer to CNN that early in our conflict there were only only missions taking place not balancing between outstation so and then something about the Berlin Wall where he said that he was quote at the Brandenburg Berg Gate. The night that the Berlin Wall came down and he didn't he was not there. He was not there. You ride the next day. WHOA Bernie is down in Salem forty? It's tightening up. And that's what makes me nervous. I know that's what I said a stressful I will say one of the funniest things about. MSNBC DAVE is if you remember MSNBC. I started the reason they're called. MSNBC is that they were going to be this like cutting edge digital operation peration back in the late nineties. Like Microsoft was a joint partnership with Microsoft where they worked together with NBC to redefine fine. What you know Cable News would be and they're like we're going to be digital first website today? MSNBC their you know their channel but but they have the nose digital operation to speak of. They don't do anything innovative digitally. There's no interesting shit that they're doing like they don't have a great website. Their website sucks thoughts. Actually if you go to their website another thing I find interesting Dave as I like sort of have this screen pulled up and then my twitter feed twitter's faster than TV. Going to tease over numbers overall. And if you look at the the the St Oscars nobody's GonNa take because then no matter what they what they were one that can our campaign and go here. This'll be good. We have the well bobbling with the fucking channel. Eighty two way to care carrying a baby. Talk the baby was talking about politics. Crews as you can tell this is the first time they came to him. He doesn't know what the fuck is going on. So so you just woke up from a nap. That would. That's a win that face. That's just wrong face. Looks like a mask look on offensive. trope mask cutting down the stretch of an Irishman we destroy or a Cossack. Percents of is a motivator. I think Chris is wrong right. See How long now this last thirty five percent takes get get in another forty eight hours. It's got to keep moving through water. You gotta keep posting some sort of victories. It is hard to go keep posting. Never stop posting to. We'll be able to do that too. They're quiet because I'm kind of nervous now in the middle hate this stuff and and and running that in there. I don't know I always wonder you. Humid of fucking re Oscars. Oscar's tell me about the Oscars. You feel better now. I have nothing to say about. The insurance of ideological US don't want to be doing this. That's what it is. You feel like you've been bored since Monica candidates spice that's that's again again. Engaging in tropes racial jokes event at all over candidates the Puerto Rican girl comes in and she spices things up. I mean here. Puerto Eric into your spicer things up so I can't spice things up at least can mean gene with wine on the other side. A Knockout Punch against Elizabeth Warren. To slug that Chicory fucking chops the Boston her fucking brains wide open. You'll work workhouse back into wherever we secure Peter Show. This is the shit that I hear this tone that we hear from from Brian Williams right. It's like passe. It's from this old olden time the right like what is what is that like is it. It feels like you hear old timey voices like the old Boston brame invoice it whereas silly Ponca whatever you know like that like dated voice. Brian Williams now ten years ago. That voice sounded normal. But today like you hear. Here's somebody doing that and it sounds like they're putting on an affect or something like that right right exactly like old movies. Yeah he's one of the only people that you hear that from like weird talking. It's weird man. It's like the way things change. Have you watched local news lately. And like I don't know however long you hear the reporters when they have them like when they drop it on them and they're like like send to the reporter at the correspondent ponding on the field or whatever and they're like thanks chuck out here. We've found that. There's quite a bit of indecision and it's like why are are you talking that way people don't talk like that. Why is it only on by the way? Why did we for like fifty or sixty years not question then why they're talking that way? I have to assume that those people grew up watching that and thinking God. That would be awesome to be that. Now that they're they're they still gotTA You know keep it up. It's very weird too weird choice. I don't know man. This bygones be bygones. Dialectics are funny to me. And you hear a guy like Brian Williams doing and it sounds like he's doing a parody is like we've talked before about when things get paid out of existence. I would've thought that like Anchorman Perry parody. That you can't listen to people talk that way anymore without without just thinking of anchorman. Yeah primary process is going to be. Is it going to be Democrat. Shooting at Democrats. Is this going to be a long and bitter approach up. I love other. People are getting their asses kicked or the ones that are like pleading for you know pleading for talk for mercy and pleading for congeniality and Shit. It's awesome I can't i. I'm sorry I know that I'm supposed to be enjoying the fact that Bernie's up right now with sixty six percent in. He's up like six thousand votes on Buddha. Judge would still ought to call. He could still fucking lose. I can't believe it's that close. I can't I honestly maybe getting greedy. And maybe this is all way too early and I knew pete is not going to have anywhere near that kind of support in Nevada. He has like no operation which are has no operation Nevada. They have no appeal to the people in Nevada. But I also see what happens when these guys stay within when these like also rans shitty candidates like Klobuchar and Buddha judge when the media when their performance hits allows the media to keep them in the conversation they get these artificial bumps which turned into real bumps. Right it's fucking infuriating man. I don't know I think that I hate to say it but I think this is kind of what is going to look like going forward the next couple. What do you think is really behind fifty fifty two thousand right now sanders city fifty thousand Buddha jesuits sitting in about forty eight thousand forty seven thousand the that hundred thousand votes right there? What do you things really going on between behind those behind the scenes? That's my thing. My faith has been shaken completely in the fidelity of every election from. I'm living in Florida for fourteen years. I don't believe I become completely consumed with conspiracy and I I'm capable of recognizing it. I can stand from the outside look at myself and realize that I'm acting insane but I don't think acting insane. I mean you're telling telling me that there are that many people voting in New Hampshire voting for people to judge. I just feel like there's fucking failsafe button on these machines where every fifth fifth Sandra Vote Sanders. Vote goes to somebody else is just programmed. That way it's gotta be so at what point whatever the opposite of confirmation biases is what I have where I know. I'm so right that the outcome must be sir. How are you going to say sixty nine percent? What at what point do they usually call these things? Are they going to. I mean it is a fairly big I mean no. It's not big enough yet. Usually y you don't see is sometimes they'll call with very little remaining because because of the makeup of the remaining of the remaining precincts that haven't been counted so by calling it with sixty nine percent nice in the and Two percent spread what they have. What they're saying is that the what they know and what they expect from the remaining precincts is enough up in the air that they can't can't can't call it like you know if it was like? Oh well the only thing we have left is to cities and they're heavily heavily Bernie Sanders. They might call it. But you know I mean. I'm sorry I don't know precinct level math in New Hampshire like I don't know where exactly Ackley the heavy Bernie support comes. You can hear them getting excited. The what's going on right now is that it's about ten twenty five. And the the what is the total was seventy one percent reporting. That Bernie is twenty six percent Buddha. Judge Twenty four percent and only about less than four thousand. Could this lesson. Four thousand votes separating the two and number and you can hear the anchors on MSNBC getting excited they can't keeping their parents they love is really kicking ass in the Connecticut River. Dave this right so it's bad. The city of Littleton probably about twelve town really. Probably this is the Joshua Johnson. The person that we're looking on the area now taught me how to edit video or audio. He looks different though he got buff like he got some of us to be a really skinny guy and I didn't recognize him because he got really really buff. I've I've seen results put a moron learn math. That's so easy it's two hundred and nine hundred idiot fucking moron. Learn a single thing that they're math guy can't even do basic like four digit addition and subtraction. If needed more out of there if he didn't get a huge number of handled this literally your only job lost Bernie Sanders. It's nothing I mean. We're talking about here so small. Aw Seven hundred twenty six votes here a couple hundred votes. They're like one of those big Chop House. They were there last night. Chapels and there were it. Takes Place Yeah 'cause the joke is well I think think. Yeah because this isn't a joke like yes. Mel Sweets Dairy Air. Stay off Stephen. King Dad Jokes take a look here co wildcats. What a fucking he had that written down on his hand before the fucking fuck you that that bullshit? WHO WHO? Who Do you even think you are a does Fokin bullshit dating these coming to watch those Kolia? Meanwhile right now donald trump calling for the end to student loan forgiveness program. The guys just like I dare you to not like me. I dare anyone to not like me. Okay so my God. Joe Biden falling eight percent. What a piece of Shit? What a useless useless? Nobody Godam in. He's in Tom Style territory. What puss uh-huh absolute nobody sizable and twenty? How about this is a word? Dave Start Talk. This is the word that's being this the word that's that's going around as as amicus which makes her surge club mental. What are your feelings about that And you're like oh Jesus actually like all right. Let's head into the next part of our programming. This part is going to be called. What are the other things that were going to do? While we're in Las Vegas. Why don't we talk a little bit about it as we wait for right? Now we're sitting at Bernie Sanders with pulling Minero. Four thousand plus vote lead over people to judge. It's twenty six to twenty four with Amy Kuchar distant third forty five thousand Votes giving her twenty percent right. So that's where we stand at ten. Forty five they prepare for this. She will take the time on Tuesday night. The New Hampshire twenty twenty primary. Fuck all that. What are we doing what we're where? And what's what's the itinerary. When I land in Las Vegas I always like to think about this stuff me being in las I land Lee Dave Island? Pick eleven o'clock at night or ten thirty or something. We'll be at the the big Democrat kickoff name which I assumed and that's why I got an earlier flight but I know I would have just ended up landing at like six o'clock and you guys were probably just heading out for that and like what am I going to do. I mean ah I guess there are things that could do. I would just like whatever I would rather spend that time with my family before leaving So you know that's fine but yeah okay you pick me up. We go home to snuggle. What's the what's the plan? So we go straight straight back to the house we stare at Eugene Robinson's face. We go straight back to the house and almost immediately go to sleep sleep because it's been an incredibly long day shooting event it'll be like in the morning for me too so yeah so Ah Yes it's not going to be much of anything but the next sore we packing when the funding. Yeah that's when the fun starts so we're going to get rest on that night so that we can really really go balls to the wall for the next three three days right. That's okay so we know we're all off now. We're not spring chicken deal but here's missile. My philosophy is they say you sleep when you're dead. I say you sleep when your best friend goes back to Miami. Yeah so when your best friend goes back to Miami. That's the time that you sleep. I will do a little bit of cash sneeze but in between between Sunday Monday Tuesday. Yes guess what mine I believe fucking grenade in your ass a Lotta Shit. Name's Eugene Robinson and I am Uh not Ray Romano. I'm not kermit. The frog were Tanda. I'm also not mark. ruffalo traded that Barack Obama could have you heard people to judge speak decided. He has a weird thing. We talk about this sort of vocal games that a lot of people play like. There's no way that Brian Williams actually never mind. Let me take it back. I think Brian Williams probably does talk that way around like his his daughter while she's getting her asshole eaten on the set of girls but like okay being short he probably does talk that way. and But p Buddha judge has this affect that is put on. How about this? Did you watch the theranos documentary. The winds theranos. The are you familiar with that at all. Like the the the company that said that they could take blood out they could give you diabetes tasks without pre breaking you giving taking blood. What's the name of that job? No I don't remember like big blood game change boy I dunno fucking I can tell you now. I'll tell you now theranos documentary. Luckily I have a computer with Google the inventor out for blood in Silicon Valley and it was came out last year. Hbo So it's about what a scam this. This company turned out to be. But how how blown up the media made this woman who was like a you know a pretty young Silicon Valley's CEO she like was well-spoken spoken and she hit. Everybody was saying she was like the next Steve Jobs Right. She had like all the aesthetic values and then she also practiced her affect and she had this weird the thing where she put on a voice and she talked like this in a very weird like I think the way that it was explained was that it was like a power moved to sort of offset any potential like misogynistic you know undermining of her authority or whatever but it was weird it was I just. I don't know it's the first time I remember this happening. When Madonna started speaking British in the nineties? That's always a weird move when people go in that direction because I feel like there's something that's getting lost their there's something broken on the inside of them when they do that. Like if you start speaking differently. I don't know it's a strange thing pete. Buddha judge does this S. P. Buddha judge has this fake Obama Voice of us all the time he's with like it's just a hint of like a like a mix between like Chicago urban accent and like a southern accent right but like trying to think of the right way to do in order for us to find what we need we must. I need something that can be found. You know like like that. He does that thing you know and also it doesn't help his cause that the things he say are Asinine like like that. They're like ridiculous. You you know. syllogisms that that that don't hold up to even the slightest slightest scrutiny but he but more important than that he since he's been on the public stage has been making up a voice and it's weird because it's obviously not his voice. What what your background is in behavioral psychology? What X Ray? What does it mean when someone does that? I've I've got. I've actually got a theory that I hadn't thought of until just this moment. I think God finally somebody else But I I think Somebody like that gets the idea to do that. Out of some kind of self help thing really like a vision board word type thing or something like that. Yeah maybe a little of that or a little of You know how how do how to put more money in your pocket kind of yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah like some sort of scammy like a mindset is this mindset thing thin yeah ah masterclasses and shit like that. Like let's see let's see premier declares victory there. It is right away. I have one voice. Listen to it one more time for our phenomenal New Hampshire Stout loudest voice. You know how they have this. This thing's out. This is not a person. It's like a completely computer generated. Human Being Surveyor. That's his voice. This is not. This is something that somebody invented raise. Raise the roof and how to get all the vote wrote. It's hard to like nail to boy Brat. Face rat fuck this shit fuck and thanks. I am arresting. Somebody just walked up behind him and patted him hard on the back and he just disintegrated into like rats and they'll just like scurried out. I congratulate my competitors and their supporters on their campaigns here in New Hampshire the TV if he acknowledges that he hasn't won the new thing is just Senator Sanders. When I was a high school student I respect him greatly to this day and I congratulate him on his strong showing growing tonight? But I want to congratulate Senator. Clovis Senator Warren Vice President Biden and all of our democratic credit candidates and supporters think he learned from the last share the spirit. There we heard from some of our volunteers pulsipher earlier today. I think Iowa he learned a lesson from Iowa Iowa really it ended up working for him. I feel like what happened in Iowa on net ended up helping him because he dominated media cycles he got to stay on the front page he got to get the benefit of the doubt of being a winner without actually really winning anything and now this is the second of two primaries were Bernie Sanders Sanders if it holds up right now this lead We'll have beaten gotten thousands more votes than him and heading into a state where he's not going to be even in the top four. I don't think even with the media bounce that he's GonNa invariably get this shit. That's the most frustrating for me. Is this manufactured media interest. It's like when when when when all of a sudden and that's why I'll tell you what I don't watch sports anymore but I used to love sports for that one one reason is that it was empirical and it all happened on the field. You would get a thing where like a Team was surging right and a team would win a bunch of games in a row and they would start becoming like the media favourite and people would start. The media are talking about them a lot but they would still have to go loudon literally win and perform better and then like against narrative. A Lotta Times they would go outside and get their teeth kicked in and they would lose right and you're like oh well. The other team was better today. That doesn't happen in something. So fluffy politics in politics. Just the media attention can get you over over the Hump can give you the win or in this case gave you like these inflated numbers. Sorry there's no way one in four fucking Democrat. Voters in New Hampshire actually truly would want to vote for people to judge and here. He is a twenty four percent. I don't fuck in by it. It's manufactured media. Should I buy even unless that one. Out of five New Hampshire Democratic primary voters are really passionate or want to support Amy Klobuchar. This shit is is all media created and that's the stuff that's almost most infuriating to me. You're you're girlfriends told me the other day that a friend of ours ars had reached out to her on on Messenger and been like. Oh I like Bernie. But I'm hearing a lot about Tom Style. Look what. What do you know about Tom? Style and this is somebody who doesn't really isn't isn't that well-versed in politics in his brain isn't poison the way that ours and that worries me. The people can be moved by these. Like in the case of Tom. Steiner advertising in the case of May of people digested earned media coverage Similarly cloture Somebody who maybe has earned much media coverage but has been the beneficiary of a lot of it and has had a lot of you know glowing recommending. She got and she got she got she had the split it but she got a You know an endorsement from the New York Times. That's ridiculous why it doesn't make sense. It's I hate that chip and I don't know it's all it becomes all sort of manufacturer isn't I think Looking at these results again. We're now It's crazy that guy running against trump it almost as much as out thankful I am to our extraordinary. That's true I mean but what are they. Of course like we said numbers evil but were the raw numbers of that right. Bill Weld got nine percent. Warren got nine percent but nine nine percent of what Warren got nine percent of two hundred and fifty thousand votes which is twenty two thousand votes. Would it how many people showed up for this in this all this strikes me as very fluffy and not entirely correct. I never been more Rieger man. I've never been more eager to get the fucking Nevada. I don't think that this whole that. This bullshit holds up in in Nevada. I'll tell you I'll tell you. What my least favorite thing about people apart from his horrific rack piece? I'll tell you what I what I really liked. The least. The judge is the earned reputation of being smart. Because because he's he's a professional homework doer. A professional a gator. I've known people like that my whole life. I've I've widely suffered them and quietly disdain them. He is the kind of person who learns three three words in Mandarin and says that he speaks Chinese and he literally does that. I've heard him speak Spanish. Oh there we go there. It is eighty six percent in. We got it. I thank God. Eighty six percent in seven. Delegates awarded voted. So far of twenty. Four Bernie Sanders will be the projected winner tonight Twenty four delegates at stake. We'll see see what that mathis shaking out and because I mean seven six six does not equal twenty four Eagles nineteen dollars. Five delegates at stake. We haven't heard anything from from from Bernie yet. They've let everybody speak some propriety. Of course now Bernie is always very conservative with this stuff you always waits until the very end because he knows how bad look although I feel like Pete didn't have to pay a single price for for what happened last week. I mean but that's such a straw man. What he's saying there he's like that's a that's a veiled shot at Bernie Sanders Right? What are you saying that Bernie Sanders and that progressives tear you down if they don't agree with if if you don't agree with them one hundred percent of the time that's a straw man? That's not what Bernie Sanders does like and his supporters. Don't do that either. We are advocating and fighting for the solutions that we believe in just because the sensors and the moderates are so ready to kind of like negotiate away against themselves before even running against a Republican. They're so eager to like outlined with precision. The things that they can't accomplish that doesn't mean that we have to meet them. They're like one of the most intellectually dishonest and obnoxious things. About how about all not just pee. All of the centers campaigns right he he just thought he just thought it flashed up somewhere that that that that that sanders got called South Bend. The way is a piece of Shit town. It's one of the worst places in Indiana which is one of the worst places in the country Jake. What's your favorite kind of like very keto friendly meet the best way for it blitz? I I've become a really really really big on ribs lately. Dr Ribs. Try Robe Ribs Right. But they can't have like the wet like a gooey because that has lots of sugar in it right like Saint Louis Ribs. You can't do those. It depends on the place a lot of times. I'll just eat them. It doesn't have an actual sauce. I'll just all assume home that it's It's not sugary bedroom. Lumbia say when you assume right what happens happens fuck everything up all the time. You're forever fucking everything up. What's the church basements barber shops and all the other beautiful places that I'm told exist? I don't know I honestly I need somebody else. Tell me what to take away from this. I gotTa know Medicare for all who wanted right and like if you have to go that far if you have to go that deep into the fucking well blink corporate greed and star Dave. Who's your favorite reggae tone artists right now? Is it bad behavior. He I said I've only ever seen it written down. This bad bunny. Bunny is bad. Bunny is the biggest artist you've never heard of in your life. Bad behavior is a girl that was the Kashmir outside. How about that girl moves here? She's in Miami Fort Lauderdale or something like that. Yeah I always thought here. We go the absolute the absolutely in Bad. Bonnie is a is a wildly popular reggae artists. WHO's like Sets every single record for for streams in In spotify eaten more people listen to him than the Beatles in there we go. ooh I also am a small baby please. Can you leave me room support for nothing imaginary bullshit winning. Smells like the do Do the saying thank you. Sure funny if he forgot where he wasn't thank you. That's a draw. Let me let me take this opportunity. The people of the Hampshire for a great victory have and let me thank the thousands of volunteers in the Hampshire. Thank you feel. Aw knocked on doors in the rain and the snow and the cold the good point Dave. How cold is it in big reason that we one tonight Sure we one Lancet are a member. Is a jacket weather. Yeah I've been wearing a jacket Heavy like a leather jacket. Like what am I dealing now. That's not that not that cold. So Oh and Linda he you say tonight already Nipsy hustles. Victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump. The with that the trump chatting with victories behind us popular vote in Iowa and the victory. He I love that your mom talks. Wait Dad to on our global electronic poor so your poor report took the opportunity to express my appreciation and respect for all of the Democratic candidates. We ran against since the class class. declaw Machar iovine. Yeah I mean you you really have to like I mean there needs to be more spread with absolute certainty and I know I speak for everyone of the Democratic candidates is that no matter who wins and we certainly hope it's going to be us we're going to unite together. We are going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country in modern history. I wonder as we look forward to our all presidents. Go to hell. I wonder who Bernie thinks in the history of the United States not just the modern history is the most dangerous or the worst president. He's talking about Andrew Jackson. I don't know anything about Andrew Jackson. Aw you're so much wanted the money on money. He was the one that like. He was really brutal towards native Americans. He's like trail of tears guy. The thing that I mean I don't WanNa get. I don't WANNA get wrapped up on this. I mean Iowa's so far in the past and I was never going to matter again is a completely Self destroy the state completely in their apparatus completely self-destructed just in the like probably wants to be winning the vainglorious effort of trying to like prevent Bernie from having a good showing there. They destroyed their entire apparatus. The completely self destructed and have made sure or that they're ridiculous state is going to be irrelevant forever and I'm fine with that. I think it's awesome but I still can't help but go back to in one of the most under reported things that's going on right now which is no. It doesn't matter but like as I shut off. MSNBC THE delegate math was still split really fucking wrong in Iowa it was still super incorrect and somehow magically all of the mathematical in corrections rebounded to the benefit of p Buddha judge and somehow the preponderance of the mathematical mistakes came at the expense of Bernie Sanders with a net. I mean in something that would not normally matter but like an amount that wouldn't normally matter but it was like a net one way or the other of about five four or something like four and a half delegates right four and a half state level delegates which is like tiny compared to the actual real delegates but four and a half delegate. We'll get to swing. I mean I think Buddha is only one delegate one half of one delegate and it's really fucking infuriating because I see the way that this is going to be like this is GonNa be it's GonNa be death by million cuts it's going to be a Bernie Sanders coming in. I I and I'm already. I'm looking on twitter. All we were listening to the To his victory speech I'm looking on twitter. And every single like media aligned. person is saying that basically this is a huge loss for he lost. That coming in first place is losing. I mean yeah I mean you. You've been kind of you. You've been kind of upset about it all night. How close it's been and I guess it is a shock Ah for it to be this close and I guess it's definitely not a good thing going forward But I I. I think it's going to continue to be this close. I kinda thought it would be I don't know I I. I just think that things are so Split throughout the party Eh You know with all these all these Potential candidates it's hard to get any kind of a Consensus now like with the one thing that is is nice or that you can kind of count on I think is that as we head into Nevada. We know that Bernie is going to take over the lead in the the delegates because and it's ridiculous by by the way right now that he won one he won the first race by six thousand votes. He won this race. It looks like it's going to be about four or five thousand votes if he's GonNa win by and somehow doesn't have as many delegates. I've given up on trying to expect democracy out of our systems in this country ever since two thousand sixteen actually actually no ever since two thousand. I've given given up on that but nonetheless like heading into Nevada. It's really up in. Yeah whether I think based on the the pulling I saw it's really up in the air whether or not Buddha judge will even get delegates in Nevada because he is not very. I mean like he's not very popular they like. There's not some big Pete. Buddha JR army. Not That I've seen in Vegas so it's almost a foregone conclusion that Bernie will probably probably have another close race hopefully win But the people who are his number two and number three in Nevada are probably going to. It's going to look different. Maybe call but Charles Arbel still be there. But I think it's going to revert to to the norm of Biden. GonNa probably warrants probably GONNA finish. Second Biden's probably going to finish third and at that point Bernie will take the lead in the delegate count. It's just infuriating and I know it's such a small number and it's still so early leap but it's infuriating because it's indicative of what's going to happen that that he doesn't have the lead he doesn't have a like I I mean he should he should have A. He has a significant lead in the amount of people who voted for him. It's just fear infuriating. Whatever I sound like sounds like sour grapes? We want tonight. We fucking one. 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#EERS S8 Ep195: New Impeachment Phase

The Erick Erickson Show

1:25:16 hr | 2 years ago

#EERS S8 Ep195: New Impeachment Phase

"Hello and welcome it. Is Eric Erickson here. The Erik Erikson Joe Across the state of Georgia around the nation in the world on the Internet. The phone number. If you WANNA be a part of the program eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. We should begin with impeachment but this happened last last night on Fox business with Lou. Dobbs I wanNA take you a parochial issue and that is in Georgia. The state of Georgia. Brian Kemp the governor who was elected without any equivocation about this any reservation he was elected because president trump stood with him and he wants he is now telling the President States to go to hell he is apparently tomorrow going to Tap Kelly l'affaire a big donor and Mitt Romney ally to to take the US seat being vacated by Johnny Isaacs. I think it's unfortunate unfortunate. But that's his job and he's GonNa do it. He's not going to be pushed around by the President or anybody else. I think certain extent It's some kind of parochial politics In Georgia I mean do you really think that are is this in point of fact a man who was never a trump supporter who by the way who by the way is going to tear asunder the Republican Party in Georgia with these acts attempt to You know at the end of the day the president's going to be up in a year and he will do very well in Georgia and everybody else will get back in line but right now just to do this and he's going to do it so well. That'd be the wisest choice but certainly the choices it's GonNa make. That's an rollins and Lou Dobbs talking about this. I suspect Lou Dobbs will be falling head over heels in love with Kelly law for after she's announced I have seen a experts of her speech that she will make shortly. After ten o'clock this morning she will come out as pro-life against the abortion on demand culture which she will call immoral. She will Support Lindsey Graham Twenty Week abortion ban legislation. That's pending in the Senate and will soon be voted upon. She will call impeachment a circus to which she is opposed she will take on Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders by name and say essentially that the media would have you think every prominent woman in America's liberal or Socialist and She's a Christian a trump supporter and supports capitalism It's amazing to watch this effort by people who really don't know what's happening on the ground in Georgia And and the people who I just WanNa Hump the president's leg listen here. I'm voting for the President in twenty twenty given the choice of Donald Trump or any of the Democrats. Donald Trump is a far superior choice to the Democrats no matter the amount of shaming the Democrats. Do to try to suggest the supporting the president is racist or whatnot Given the choice of the man who kept the economy strong versus those who would destroy it Given the choice between a man who support the culture of life versus those who support a cult of death I am totally on board supporting the President in two thousand twenty but the idea that that there are people out there just WanNa Hump the president's leg that they want to get attention that they Fleeing at anyone who does it support the president in the most dramatic terms. I think is absurd. You know believe it or not. There are a lot of people in the United States of America who leaned to the right who support Republicans but they're not huge on the president. They're not big fans of the president. I'm kin to a number of people. They voted for him. Begrudgingly in two thousand sixteen eighteen because of Hillary Clinton They don't particularly care for him. They would love some alternatives and they have flirted with trying to hold him accountable by. They may support him but support Democrats in Congress. Just so there's some level of accountability they don't think Republicans are giving him. These are the sorts of people. You can win back with a with a conservative who is not aligned with the president in personality but are is aligned with the president and agenda the idea that everybody's got a clown themselves and say stupid stuff like like Lou Dobbs said last night on TV about. Brian Kemp trying to destroy Georgian not standing with raised betraying the president. I'm sorry but the president has no say in the Senate appointments of the various states. Now I I gotTa tell you I know there are a lot of people listening. Who are format? Brian Kemp as well because they bought this idea that Doug Collins needs to be in the Senate no Doug Collins does not need to be in the United States state Senate. He needs to be where he is right now scoring points against impeachment. If Brian Kemp were to put Doug Collins into the Senate today we would not have this. Yes but it's coming back tomorrow with more sad about tomorrow's we're coming back not with what you've always seen an impeachment and you go back into the history of Clinton and Nixon all. They were the judiciary committee. We're waiting GRAVITAS. It does not anymore. In fact it's a shell of itself Judiciary Committee is. And how are we going to start that. We're GONNA start it with a well. Let's talk about what an impeachable achievable offense is. When most of this committee are the Democrats how do we need to impeach him? Well if they already know they need to impeach him why are we wasting time. I'll tell you why because they have a problem problem. They're having a problem dealing with the facts. It just came out of public hearings and private depositions. They're having a problem because this'll be the first impeachment that has ever had with honestly dispute disputed facts while they will impeach president but actually contradicted facts on. Was it a quid pro quo was there. Actual pressure was or anything actually done when the two participants participants on the call the president United States emissions both said nothing was wrong and Mitch. Lewinsky said many times over. We felt no pressure they did feel no pressures. Alinsky has said that they didn't do an investigation and they got the money. Here's a little more Doug Collins we have a saying down south is when something's going to be important. My Momma tell me you're going to go on. Don't you go put your Sunday best on and we're GONNA go to town a few months ago. The Democrats put on their quote Sunday. And they said we're GONNA have rules for impeachment and it's going to take care of everything and we're going to actually take care of the president. The president will have a chance to actually be a part of the process and look it witnesses in question and this is where we're at now. The Judiciary Committee was the only place to do that. Well starting tomorrow. They fail miserably in trying to provide any modicum of fairness in this process. The president's not sending a counselor more and he shouldn't count scar because there's nothing for them to ask. Why would they WANNA sit back through a constitutional law class which most of them had to suffer through in law? School tomorrow provides nothing except a dreary. I'd drowsy the proposal for this country to watch is the impeachment process. Slowly drags home with no direction. No focus because they're having one big problem and the big problem. Mr President did nothing wrong and they can't prove it you put him in the Senate today you get rid of that. Well so there's a there's a big issue Uh taking shape with this inquiry in the house. We've got the shift report from the Intelligence Committee three hundred pages now on impeachment impeachment and they got phone calls They got phone calls with Lev. Parnis Rudy Giuliani Endeavour newness. Now this is interesting and let me let me deal first with what it shows and then the outrage over obtaining the phone calls Adam Schiff in his his press conference about this Devin Yun is had contact with Parnell who is the Rudy Giuliani associate. Who's been indicted by the Federal Government for essentially taking money and giving it to campaigns? He's taking money from Ukrainians or Russians rather and he is Ukrainian took took money from Russians and spread it around trying to get a marijuana distribution facility opened in Nevada. He missed the deadline and then he also claimed he had all sorts of information formation from Ukraine it reads like the corrupt prosecutor from Ukraine. was playing people in this country for the full in particular Rudy. Giuliani will Rudy Giuliani appears appears to have reached out to Devon Nunez and ask Nunez to talk to let partners who had all the goods on Ukraine supposedly. Again we now know. It appears that a lot of what he had wasn't really true but he was selling it to a variety of Republicans. Well here's Adam Schiff on this information from Nunez you're making me alert to speak to him require about those with his office and do you believe he should recuse himself later. Stay on his vote. Also you your staff plan led to present this report to the Judiciary Committee in person. The rules adopted by the Judiciary Committee provide that our staff council will present the report to the committee. So that's what we expect will take place in terms of the ranking member It won't surprise you. I'm going to reserve comment It is I think deeply concerning that at a time when the President United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival That there may be evidence that they were members of Congress complicit in that activity Now now there's a lot more to learn about that and I don't want to stay that that is An unequivocal fact but the allegations are deeply concerning Our focus is on the president's conduct first and foremost it may be the role of others to evaluate the conduct members of Congress. So there's a lot of republican outrage over a Adam Schiff in the Democrats getting these phone records. It appears the phone records might have come from La Harness who has been willing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry and he has. His lawyer has reached out. His lawyer has confirmed on social media last night that These phone calls between devenue news in LaPorte has happened. There were a series of phone calls between Nunez and Parnassus one lasted over eight minutes. The others were very short as if if he was just calling. No one answered. Getting voice mails or some such Republicans were taken aback by the Democrats. Had these phone calls. They had no no knowledge at advance. The Democrats had gotten this phone information. They did not know the impeachment. Investigators had them and they're they're screaming bloody murder about it. One of the reasons is because In in addition to having phone calls with a member of Congress they have phone call. Records between Giuliani and John. Solomon John Solomon is the opinion writers slash reporter her Slash quasi journalist at the hill. I in full disclosure. I'm not a big fan of his. I think a lot of what we A lot of what what we believe on the right is wrong. Ukraine was not involved in the way a lot of people claim There were some people in Ukraine in who were But a lot of what we got comes from John Solomon and I think a lot of his reporting is wrong but you're not allowed to say that because he goes on Fox News and if you John Fox News I it might as well be Jesus said it I think facts actually matter here and I think he has poisoned the well when it comes to a lot of facts but we need to be honest and open here with what's going on Republicans are outraged that the Democrats have record not just from member of Congress but from a reporter and the Democrats are giving a huge pass To all of it. E let's say the roles roles were reversed. Let's say let's just say that we have phone records between Adam Schiff and Rachel maddow at MSNBC a partisan activist who has a TV show on a news network if Republicans were conducting the hearing and they had a phone records words between Adam Schiff and Rachel maddow and they exposed it to the world that they were in communication during a critical period discuss Messaging on Politics the Democrats and the press would be beside themselves outrage and would be screaming about freedom of the press that it's a Republican and a right of center journalists who appears on Fox News. It is notable that members of the press are absolutely quiet about this the other members of the press. I have no qualms about the Democrats. Getting these records between David Noon is an John Solomon they they absolutely. They're totally fine with it. But here's the reality if the Republicans or to do this they were to get records of Adam. Schiff talking to Rachel Allen expose it there really would be nothing wrong with it would suggest they're doing a thorough job an investigation in the same with Adam. Schiff Adam Adam Schiff having records He didn't get the records from Devin. Nunes he didn't seized Avenue Nisus full records he got somehow or another and we assume through the court process to the grand jury process in fact probably through the Muller Process And remember that they sought grand jury information related to these individuals and a judge granted to him so through rig legal grand jury process that involved a federal prosecutor. They got these phone records now. I I don't think that's outrageous at all that they got these phone records. Here's that's what I find outrageous. They got these phone records. These phone records show a member of Congress. Coordinating with Really Giuliani. At the height height of the effort to smear our ambassador to Ukraine and claim that Ukraine was undermining Russia. They've got that they've got phone records between a member of Congress and a journalist and that journalist and these other individuals who were all trying to build the story about Ukraine that we now know wasn't really true. We've got phone records records between this guy who's who's been indicted and this congressman all at the height of the stuff and that's all the Democrats have done with it. They got nothing they can show. That Rudy Giuliani and a journalist and possibly member of Congress. Were trying to to steer the president's agenda and shape the president's opinion but that's not about the president and that's not impeachable about the president and that's the remarkable thing here is that the Democrats clearly had a level of competence that I did not know they possessed to be able to get all of this information and it is staggering staggering. It is outrageous now that they've got the phone records but then they got the phone records they can't do anything with it. I mean the Republicans run circles around him on this. They've got all Louis Information and they can't shift public opinion at all. That's the outrageous part. I mean that just shows you why this is a matter that should be left to the voters next next November instead of trying to do an impeachment of the President the Democrats have all that stuff in. They can't even get their act together and let the voters decide. Yeah the phone number eight seven. Seven nine seven irrigate gate. Seven seven nine seven three seven. Four five you call now actually. You can't actually call. The phone. Lines are turned off. My producer is at the dentist I. He said his appointment six. We didn't have radio show six months ago when he made his appointment And he's also the golf screener He's at the dentist are all right all right all right. We gotta get back to more of this impeachment stuff The the Democrats just aren't happy with where things are headed. The they got all sorts of problems uh-huh and they're trying to rush now impeachment. Because they're worried about swing voters and the word about swing districts and they feel like if they stay on on this too long that swing. Voters are going to get upset this is CNN reporter talking about The Democratic grumbling. Or you're now hearing rumblings within Democrats saying maybe we should just go with censure or or not really knowing how to move forward on this given where the president is and given where Republicans are and given that Republicans especially at least a phonics some of the more moderate ones and will hurt after the two weeks of testimony that they heard from witnesses did not move at all they. They said that they do not believe anything. The president did was impeachable and in fact they seem to be protecting the president more than than they were prior to these two weeks. Yeah the they got issues. They got political issues. They got timing issues. They've got partisan issues they've they've got internal squabbling over how to proceed. Do they do a censure. Do they try impeachment. They know it's not going to get through the Senate so is it really worth their time to do. They really wanted it to be AH TO BE BIPARTISAN. Here's Al Green talking on Neil Cavuto in hat tip to him by the way for being willing to go on Neil cavuto show. It helps racial issues going on here. I know you WANNA expand this. Do you worry that thing Stan. Now there's just not enough for you to force this president out of office well I would say this to you. We always put the racial issues aside. I just choose not to those who choose to do this but I think that there's enough here to impeach impeach the president. We have to do what we must for African Americans. Oh right well you The constitution doesn't say anything about an exemption for Lord Employment. Yes but they would like to. Have it be bipartisan. And they haven't been able to get it Ebi bipartisan. And that's kind of their problem and all of this is they haven't been able to mount a case for bipartisanship and if they can't make it. Bipartisan How do they proceed Here's Liz Cheney with the Republican response on all this have been pointing out and talking about now for several weeks sir. Since the impeachment process began The extent to which the process was fundamentally unfair. And so I would just ask people to remember that. They have failed despite Bite the fact that they had a process That basically put everything tilted in their direction. Democrats were able to act as judge and Prosecutor the Democrats that's were able to select every single witness The Democrats were able to prevent and did prevent witnesses from answering Republican questions. The Democrats decided what the American people we see and win. The Democrats decided the timing on the release of Important pieces of transcripts. They still have not re released a transcript of the IC inspector general and so the the Democrats essentially stacked the deck in their favor and despite the fact that they did this and even with every unfair advantage and unprecedented precedent advantage. They gave themselves including preventing the president from having any access to the proceedings preventing his counsel from having any participation in the proceedings. They they now have come out of this and fundamentally failed to prove their case so yeah look. They're headed to the judiciary committee today. And and I'll pot up the audio uh-huh here in a little bit as as this hearing take shape and you can hear some of it also have some interesting words about from d from Jerry Nadler back during the Clinton impeachment but when we he comeback come La- Harris has dropped out of the presidential race and suddenly Democratic voters in progressive activists are slamming blaming the racism of the Democratic Party in the racism of the process the very racism of the process that got America. Its first black President Barack Obama. It's such a terrible terrible awful racist process. All their some news happening right now. It appears that The president has left NATO early And he cancelled a press. Conference sprints Heat now he had a two hour press conference The yesterday but if if press reporter right so there's a video circulating of of Emmanuel macron Boris Johnson and Justin Trudeau laughing about the president's press conference with IM- macron on it was let. Let's just be honest. It was a very interesting very interesting press conference that the president had ad and he will. They were laughing about Justin Trudeau. You can see him at this video. Say You could see the president's staff jaw drop during this press conference now the British media is saying and let's be clear here. This is the British media saying that he the president trump embarrassed to staff but he had a press conference a short time ago with with Angela Merkel and he was asked about Justin Trudeau. And let me see if I can. I'm doing this on the fly. Here is the audio has just come out. Let's see if I can get this. Uh Well. He's too fast and honestly with he's taste guy. I find him to be a very nice guy. But you know the truth is I call them out on the fact that he's not paying two percent and I guess he's not very happy when you were there a couple of you were there. And he's not paying two per cent that he should be paying two percents Canada. They have money and they should be paying two percent so I called him out on that and I'm sure he wasn't happy about it but that's the way it is look I'm representing the US and he should be paying more these bang. He understands it so so I can imagine I can imagine. He's not that happy but that's the way it is. That was the president at a press conference today. Angela Merkel's she set very stoically. Not Moving and Well we'll see where this goes. NEWSES end the president. He's only he's only leaving a few hours earlier than had apparently been planned anyway and we'll still have a meeting with the Danish. Prime Minister of people were suspecting that that would be cancelled now. Now Know A. We've got the judiciary committee it's going to start at ten. Am with the impeachment stuff I will pot up the audio when it is impossible to ignore it We're going to do our best to ignore it at the beginning because it's just going to be opening statements and formalities of the people. Who's going to testify is a the An impeachment scholar a legal scholar. Who's going to say that what the president did is is the worst thing ever done in by President in American history? Let me see if I can find the exact quote for you here. Yes so one of the impeachment witnesses. This is from Kyle Cheney at Politico We'll say president trump's actions toward Ukraine are by far the worst conduct's in presidential history and the reason impeachment was included in the constitution. Now I WANNA put this in perspective. where the president calling hauling Ukraine's president after withholding some money from Ukraine asking Ukraine to conduct an investigation into to the Biden's and the two thousand sixteen election? The crowd strike stuff and the president then releasing the money without Ukraine having having done the investigation this is according to this impeachment quote By far the worst cop misconduct in presidential history. y'All nope we have had a president Take the land of Cherokee Indians and kill them in mass as they marched across this country under American military arms we had a president of the United States Suspend Habeas Corpus even though the constitution says only Congress can do that we have had an American president in put American citizens in internment camps. We we have had a president of the United States Re Segregate the American military and operate a service of brownshirts to harass newspapers papers and citizens who dared criticize him. That would be Woodrow Wilson but somehow the President Making a Oh we. We've had a president lie under oath. In a court of Law to obstruct an American citizens right to justice and we've had a president helped cover up the break into his political opponents campaign offices but somehow this president making a phone goal to a foreign leader. You're asking for a favor that did not actually happen and giving the money even after they didn't do the favor because the money was lawfully appropriated by Congress. That is somehow the worst this is. Why can't take impeachment seriously? Listen I don't think the president should have done it. I think it was stupid for him to do. He should not have done it. And there's no there there. The president should not have done what he did and but he did it the president should not have done would he did. But he didn't get anything out of it and the president should not have done what he did but it is it. Is it a high crime misdemeanor. Bribery certainly not bribery. And that's what the Democrats Kratzer now saying is that it's bribery. It's not bribery. It is not bribery for the president to ask for a favor and then hand them money. That was lawfully flee appropriated by Congress. Bribery would be if the president took his own money and gave it to Ukraine's president and said here's this money. Now go launch this investigation. It in turn up evidence to show Joe Biden guilty of something. He didn't do that. I'm yelling. I'm sorry I shouldn't be yelling seemingly Kennedy. y'All listen I'm not a big fan of the president's and he knows this we talk on the phone we are wile But I'm supporting him in two thousand twenty. I didn't support him in two thousand sixteen. I didn't I didn't vote for any of them in two thousand sixteen. I voted third party because I didn't like hillary she'd be terrible. And I I really thought trump would be terrible and he's willing to be a much better president than I ever expected. He East kept his promises. He has He he's not just judges but tax cuts and deregulation and his appointments when the executive branch. He's done a lot of stuff I don't like but he's done a lot of stuff. I like George W. Bush did a lot of stuff. I liked it. He did a lot of stuff. I didn't like it I I I I think in the run up to twenty twenty. He's now a known quantity. He was a hypothetical in two thousand sixteen and a lot of people were telling me trust them and they were behaving terribly. And why did I want to trust them. When the president does to seem to have this unique ability to draw the worst in people? But he's been a good president by enlarge his policies have have been sound. I think character counts and I said so in twenty sixteen and I did not vote for either party because character Canada and I both had terrible character but over one hundred million Americans disagreed with me and said you know what better him than her and I'm at that point better him than them. I just y'all if the president had done something really bad you would be able to get Republicans. E This is is the underlying problem with Democrats presumptions is. They have convinced themselves that no matter what the president did no Republican would stand up to him. They they really have convinced themselves that if the president stood on the street on Fifth Avenue and killed someone all the Republicans would defend him. And I don't believe that is so I believe there are a lot of Republicans who behind the scenes disliked the president and aren't willing to say so publicly kind of the annoying things about this this Outrage over Brian Kemp is that there are a lot of people out there. I do believe in on the Republican side who actually hate the president but they're not willing to stand up in say so publicly. I'm just I'm going to be honest with you I. I'll tell you exactly what I believe. You will never have to guess what I think because it is my job to tell you what I think thank. You don't have to agree with me. I mean you is why we have phone calls all the Colin Right now. Because Charlie's getting his teeth clean. Now those normally you go when you go on facebook you can leave a comment. Feel free to disagree with me. I don't care this is America. We're allowed to disagree. We we can agree to disagree but it frustrates me to see so many Republicans who behind the scenes bad mouth the president and they won't say anything publicly I think that's very faced of them but it also so frustrates me to see a lot of Democrats who publicly romp each men behind the scenes. They're thinking why the hell are we doing this. We've got an election less than a year and privately some of the Democrats. You're going to see today day. Demanding the president of the impeach our behind the scenes saying wait a second guys. We've got an election in less than a year and he's thoroughly beatable unless we get distracted. It's the entire process is driven by the media these days so many of these people want to seal clap in front of the media and tell people what they want to hear as opposed to you actually as opposed to actually telling you what they think. Phillip tells me. Lots of people are agreeing on disagreed on facebook. It's okay I don't read. The comments. Never read the comments. I don't care if you disagree. We're Americans were allowed out to agree to disagree what I what I hate. Though on both sides it's not just Republicans its Democrats in such as Democrats Republicans. It's it's all of them. It's even Libertarians. The few that there are is that they'll tell you something in public. They don't believe in private in private. A number of the Republicans. You're going to see today on the Judiciary Committee loathe the president in private. A number of these people bad mouth the president and private. He's idiot he doesn't know what he's doing. He's avid out of his depth. But for all the people around him the president would lead us off to war or he would bankrupt the country. He would do something stupid. Of course the president did this. This is what the president does Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. They say behind the back talked to these people. No I'm not gonNA album not going to shame them publicly. They say it in private because they know the president go after them and you'll turn on them. That's part of the problem that these people are aren't willing to be public about what they think is because they know the reaction from people inside the present culture personality will be the savage them and destroy them. I mean look the reaction to Kelly Laughlin. No one even knows what she is but oh my God. She gave money to Mitt Romney they she was be terrible. Donald Trump gave money to Mitt Romney too. So they don't WanNa be public with it but the same is true with the Democrats. I know some of the Democrats in behind the scenes. They think this and now some of them are true believers and they really do the with the president is bad and we shouldn't Beecham but some of them are like this is nuts. We've got an election in a year. Let's do the fishing expedition. Find all the dirt and use it an ads and they don't actually go down this road now. Some of these people are starting to speak. We got and they're starting to say wait. A second impeachment needs to be bipartisan. They don't actually believe that the Republicans were will always refuse to impeach the president. They do actually believe that some of the Republicans would be willing to speak up. I mean for God's sake she got will hurt out. There will heard a Republican on the intelligence committee was in the CIA. We'll heard does not like the president of the United States will hurt is leaving Congress. He's retiring greenies congressman from South Texas. He's the only black Republican in the house. Representatives with meal of gone he does not like the president of the United States and even even will heard is not buying the impeachment stuff even will heard thinks that the Democrats are a have not made their case with the information they've given it is striking to see a guy like will hurt. I mean let. Let's let's go back from two weeks ago to will hurt in the impeachment process in the Intelligence Committee. This is long will will will skip around in here but just listen to some of this. Thank you Dr Hill Mr Holmes for your years of service onto this country and I appreciate Shaw being here today throughout this process. I have said that I want to learn the facts so we can get to the truth. So why are we here because of two things that occurred during the president's July twenty fifth phone call with Ukrainian alien presence. Alinsky the use of the phrase. Do us a favor. Though in reference to the two thousand sixteen presidential election and the mention of the word Biden I believe both statements were inappropriate misguided foreign policy. And it's certainly not how the executive current in the future should handle such a call over the course of these hearings. The American people have learned about a series of events that in my view have undermined our national security and undercut Ukraine. A A key partner on the frontlines against Russian aggression we've heard of US officials carrying uncoordinated confusing and conflicting messages that created doubt and uncertainty certain key at a time when a new reformist administration has just taken office and was ready to fight corruption and work with us to advance the US objectives. I disagree with this sort of bungling foreign policy through these hearings money and my colleagues have unwittingly undermine that Ukrainian government by suggesting. I think that it is subservient to the United States. And without the United States they wouldn't be able to function Ukrainians. Have you stated Mr. Holmes isn't a hot war with Russia and they are holding their own we could benefit from the experience of Ukrainians. Not the other way around while I thought the Intelligence Committee Eddie would actually be engaged in oversight of the intelligence and national security communities. Unfortunately we are not. We're here talking about one of the most serious constitutional institutional duties we have as members of Congress the impeachment and removal of the president of the United States over the past few weeks. We've learned a few things. We officials on July I. Twenty fifth call have many different opinions on whether the call was concerning or not and just because Vice President Biden is running for president does not mean that corruption related to Barack Obama uh-huh cranes largest natural gas company and Americans ties to it or not concerning this also a lot. We do not know you've not heard from Rudy Giuliani. We haven't heard from Herndon Frieden. I like to know more about both of their activities. Why they talked to whom into Yup seems like we're missing that and otherwise there's nothing an impeachable here? According to will hurt who doesn't like the president who's leaving Congress who should be one of the Democrat or one of the Republicans that the Democrats are should be able to persuade and they haven't been able to persuade him. He's got nothing to lose and they haven't been able to persuade guy like that. Because what the president did I think it was just dumb with the president to do. He shouldn't have done. It should have known better. It got him into an impeachment situation. He knew before this that there were people inside the White House. Who didn't like him who who were trying to undermine him he knew this? This whistle blower was one of those people and he did it anyway. Couldn't help it lack of self control. I get it but let the voters this November there. There's no reason to impeach the president for this. Let the voters deal with it. In the fact that the Democrats feel the need to do this has more to do with. There need to placate the progressive base to avoid a revolt than anything else. Can we get away from impeachment. Police got a little more audio. And we'll play it but we got the Kelly Lafleur speech coming up. We've got the impeachment inquiry in the in the judiciary committee coming up. I've got some more audio from little eric swallow. Well I should sir I I'm kind of opposed to everybody's got a nasty nickname movement But the guy does annoy me The fact that that guy thought he could be president of the United States states. Oh my goodness But we got him we got some Doug Collins in fact let me go on and play the Doug Collins Audio here from he was on with uh-huh ah this. Looks like he was just on just on Fox on America's newsroom new day new witnesses new little little shiny hearing room. We're moving to ways and means but guess what same old sad problem. They have no facts they have have. They can do anything they WANNA do. They can have law. Professors Ad Nauseam. Boris today today today but at the end of the day their problem is they don't have the facts to impeach the president so they're trying to just jam it through as best. They can convince the American people they actually have something Yep that's kind of where we're headed with this now a word if you will away from all the politics of the day we got stuff. Besides politics happening in America today in fact we have some of the the most important stuff in America today is is without any politics at all or so we can hope that it is without politics it is important. Why would I betray? We all have oh secrets just to get to your. The world is arming faster than we can respond and was. 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The world is not enough tomorrow. Never dies the living daylights. They all kind muscle to say but come on Let. Let's just admit I like Daniel. Craig as James Watt So. I'm actually I'm a big James Bond Fan. I have been watching the very first James Bond Movie I ever saw was for your eyes. Only no no I take that back. I think I saw no no. I was too young to see moon. Reicher her For Your Eyes Only. I think I was six years old and the family wanted to go see in the theater. And then my aunt and uncle took a seok Deposi lizzy in of you to kill. I just I just did. I don't like to say that word. But that's the name of the movie but I've seen them all in my kid. My oldest is seen all of them. And we're absolutely going to go see this. This James Bond and I liked Daniel Craig I do. He's a good James Respond. I was reminded again over the weekend. How ingenious quips design is? I'm talking about the electric toothbrushes. It vibrates every thirty seconds against pulses. 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It is happening in the governor's office at this moment. Calment for our future help champion policies and people that will build a better Georgia. There's one thing I know for certain when it comes to making significant reforms in that is this. We are better and stronger together today. I'm proud to announce announce that conservative businesswoman and political outsider Kelly Leffler will be Georgia's. US Senator bluffed. Let's turn it down for the laws that hurts my year. This is happening right now in the state capital the governor just announcing Kelly Leffler. Not Law Flirt Leffler to be the. US Senator Oh and people were complaining Boo Hoo as many of you know love. Kelly grew up on the family. Farm growing soybeans and raising cattle show an animal's through. Four eight like our girls did learning about about commodity pricing and futures literally on the countertop of her kitchen counter. Kelly has worked our way through high school college and Graduate Graduate School. She began building a successful career and found her way to Georgia where she met her husband. Jeff and grew companies that have created jobs economic opportunity and prosperity here in Georgia and beyond from the farm to the New York Stock Exchange. Kelly has really lived the American dream. And I'm confident that she will work every single day to keep that dream alive for our children and grandchildren. And for the generations of Jordan's and Americans to come like Senator Purdue Kelly is an outsider like vodka trump Kelly is smart accomplished and a savvy businesswoman in like our president. Kelly is ready to take on the status quo quo the politically correct in special interest. She knows that Washington is fundamentally broken. She knows that we need to drain the swamp along. She knows that are as are soon to be senior. Senator David Purdue says the road to socialism will not run through Georgia gorging. The Kelley Leffler will stand with our president senator purdue and their allies in the House and Senate to keep America Great. She will end this impeachment circus in Washington and get Congress back to working for the people of our country. She is a woman of fate eight and conviction who believes without a doubt the life beginning inception she will champion the pro-life calls in Washington and and stop the radical left abortion on demand agenda. Kelly wants to strengthen our immigration laws in finish the border wall so we can stop the drug cartels from flooding our streets right here in Georgia with drug. I'M GONNA put down the governor here. Today I think is very interesting to notable. What he's doing here? The governor is sounding somewhat on defense and I think understandably so there are a lot of angry people Yeah I'm this is on the facebook on facebook live. There are two hundred eighty six people watching. I'm one of them feeding you this audio and and there are some angry angry people on here in the comments attacking the governor that Sell out a one and done this is ridiculous etc etc.. And he's trying to make the case the law though all of the trump supporters do not like her. We'll be one of them. He's got a draw somewhat of a line here one of the reasons he wants her because she can relate to suburban voters is not defined by Donald Trump. I it just my gut reaction is he's going a little bit too far in defining her instead of letting her define herself Assuring people he's made the right pick bacon and there is. That's where the defense is here right now. This is kind of my take as he's doing. This happening live right now. The governor about introduced Kelly Leffler. And it's Leffler according to him. Not Law Flirt. You're which is what I've been saying That essentially he wants to know he isn't betraying the base as so many of them claim which is why he's he's going overboard and say and Leffler will do X. Y. Z.. When she gets to the Senate firsthand? Impact of political outsiders like Donald Trump and David Purdue uh in Washington DC it is time that we send them some reinforcement to keep America. Great Ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming welcoming our next. US Senator Kelly Leffler Michael Hot microphone. Alright alright she's GonNa take over and speak in writing got a new of the state leadership near speakers there. The Attorney General's their lieutenant governors there. Good Morning I wanNA start this morning by think worthy audio go come on bring it back in the thank you governor. Thank you thank you. I'd also like to thank Senator Isaacson for his years of service to our state and our nation. He's a true statesman for Georgia and we keep him and his family in our thoughts and prayers. I know I have a lot of work to do to earn the trust and support court of my fellow Georgians. So for starters please allow me to introduce myself my name. Is Kelly Leffler. I'm a devoted wife a proud patriot and a devout Christian. I have lived the American dream and I'm less to stand here today but it is a long way from where I came from. I grew up on a family farm. The fourth generation of corn and soybean farmers. I was shy. I I had braces on my leg. My we live simply life revolved around farming church school and four H.. There was a rhythm to our lives. We planted in the spring. I showed cattle at the county fair. In the summers and in the fall we harvested Sundays. Sundays were for church and family. I attended public schools and help pay my way through school. Waiting tables hard work faith and family. This is not a political slogan. This is the foundation of everything. I believe I'm I'm not a career politician or even someone who's run for office. I've spent the last twenty five years building. Businesses taking risks risks and creating jobs. I haven't spent my life trying to get to Washington. So here's what folks are GonNa find out about me. I'm I'm a lifelong conservative pro. Second Amendment pro trump pro-military emperor wall. We make I make no apologies. My conservative values and I look forward to supporting president. Trump's conservative judges. I am strongly pro-life prolife the abortion on demand. Agenda is immoral in the Senate. I look forward to Supporting S. One. Sixty Senator Lindsey grams twenty week abortion ban or informed. The clapping drives me crazy. So I the microphone and when it comes to protecting innocent life I look to God because every life is a blessing in Washington I will work with President trump to continue the incredible economic progress. Our nation has seen because of our presidents policies. We're growing Our economy and jobs at a record pace every day new jobs are created for working moms and DADS for young graduates. It's and for that waitress just looking for a chance. I've been called soft-spoken but I've also been called a lot worse. uh-huh in Congress in Congress. I may not be the loudest voice in the room room. But you don't have to be shrill to be tough and when it comes to fighting for Georgia I will never back down Tom. No one will fight harder for our state for our nation for our president and for our conservative values. Because here's the thing contrary to what you might see in the media not every strong. American woman is a liberal. Many of us are conservatives and proud of it the with all of the important things to be done in Washington Lincoln and here at home in Georgia. I am angered by the impeachment circus. I oppose it. It's a distraction and aside. Show just imagine what could be done if Democrats would stop fighting president trump and playing politics and start working together. Think what could be done on for hardworking families creating jobs expanding access to healthcare keeping America safe and strong make no mistake Washington. Democrats want to overturn much more than an election. They want to overturn our way of life. Because they resent America's Erica's success. They can't tell you how much they're socialist. Ideas will cost. They don't care how many jobs will be destroyed and and they can't even agree that they want to protect our borders. The only thing they agree on is that they hate Donald Trump Elizabeth Warren Ryan Bernie Sanders that whole socialist gang in Washington. They've taken over the Democrat Party and they will not stop until L. America Benz to their every demand and everything that has made our country. Great is destroyed. This is the fight of our generation. And this is why I am here. I'm Kelly Leffler. This is who I am. This is what I believe as an outsider Washington Washington. I know I have to prove it to earn your trust and your support through my votes through my priorities and my actions and that's exactly what I'm going to do. Thank you may God bless Georgia and may God bless America etes. Let's see. Is there anywhere. Do they cut the feed. Maybe that's Kelly Laughlin Leffler now leffler not law floor Kelly Leffler. That's her live live announcement. She is in the governor's office. Yeah the feet I think is is that was the end of it They they have. Let's see anybody else going to say anything in this This is the APP. The IT looks like the the feed is over they are winding down own. The governor of the state of Georgia now exiting with Kelly Leffler She has given her speech I'm Kelly Leffler in its Leffler. Not Law Flirt Flirt. This is who I am. This is what I believe is an outsider to Washington. I know I will have to prove it to earn your confidence and support with my votes my priorities and my action. She says she is pro-life She will she believes the abortion on demand culture is wrong and she will support the measure pending in the Senate to curtail abortion and impose a twenty week abortion ban in the country She says she will work. With president trump to continue quote the incredible economic progress. Our nation has seen because the president's policies. We are growing our economy and jobs at a record pace every day. New Jobs created for key MOMS and dads young graduates or a waitress waitress just looking for a chance in Congress. I may not be the loudest voice in the room. But you don't have to be thrilled to be tough and when it comes to fighting for George I will never back down That is Kelly Leffler Brank Yup adding chill stand on immigration. She will fight with President. Xi Support his agenda she will oppose The the impeachment effort that she's pro-life. She is a Christian calls. Herself Devout Christian grew up on a farm She introduced herself by saying a I grew up on our family farm. The fourth generation of corn and soybean farmers. I was shy with braces on my legs and braces. On my teeth we lived simply life revolved around farming church school in for H.. There was a rhythm to our lives we planted in the spring and the summer I showed Cadillac the county fair in the fall we harvested every Sunday was for search family. I tend to public schools and help pay my way through college. Waiting tables hard work faith and family. Those are political slogans from either a way of life and the foundation of everything. I believe there you have it Kelly law for the next senator from the state of Georgia whether you want her not while on the facebook live feed There are a lot of angry angry people chiming in that. Brian Kemp had betrayed. The voters of Georgia had betrayed the had betrayed. People had ed stab voters in the bag. He would be one term governor. Here's the reality. The Kelly La goes to Washington and as she stands with. The president opposes impeachment and supports reports. pro-life measures all the people who are outraged. Today will be outraged in six months. If anyone dares question Kelly Leffler that's the way politics works these days. Well there we have it folks Kelly Leffler Leffler. She is GonNa be Georgia's Nick. Senator appointed. She's the senator designate eight. I think is the appropriate official title. She is the she's brain Kim's picked to replace Johnny Isaacs and in the Senate Isaacson spoke on the floor of the Senate yesterday. focused on bipartisanship Isaacson. Very big on bipartisanship and The governor today essentially the Introducing Kelly Leffler someone who would stand with the president against the Democrats Leffler herself Called herself a pro-life Devout Christian Worked on a farm rose raised on a farm had braces on her legs and our teeth growing up now. She is a self made businesswoman Although Elizabeth Warren would beg to differ on the idea of anyone being self made I this is. This is interesting to me. This rollout and the reaction from the base. Ace It's a very split reaction from the conservative base in Georgia over Leffler very vocal angry people who wanted Doug Collins In large part because they believe that's what the president wants and we're in cold personality days I I gotTa Tell You I. I don't think Doug Collins had had a shot the moment his supporters went to work for him to essentially demand. It would be him. There was I'm told behind the scenes saying I I'm I I've spent enough time now. Talking to some of the folks behind the scenes that there was consideration of Doug Collins but when it became clear that they were going to be very that that supporters of Collins. We're going to be open aggressive about it. That that turned off the governor and it turned off the governor for a number of reasons one and most importantly actually the governor has spent the last year working very hard to make sure people know he's his own man He has has been cast by the Democrats all along as just a flunky for the president doing the president's agenda and he's worked very hard of this past year to show he's his own man with his own ideas and while he supports the president he's not the presence guy and to be bullied into Pudding Doug Collins into position. Would one set a precedent that he could be bullied into would reconveyed people that he's not as old man he just does the president's bidding and he didn't want that so it was. It was a dangerous gamble. Lynn older losing gamble for the Doug Collins folks to rush out there and say that he would be the guy And that forced the Camp Administration into a decision to find someone else. There were several people on the short list. They looked at An ultimately decided they wanted someone one who could make a play for suburban voters particularly suburban women who have consistently in the past voted Republican but with Donald Trump in office have veered towards towards the Democrats. Were have just sat it out. They want someone who can mobilize women in the suburbs to come back and vote for Republicans and they decided someone like law. Forgive it Leffler alert given her background and her resume Poor family grew up on a farm in 4H regular Churchgoer who grew up became came a successful businesswoman. Put herself through college by waiting tables and now owns the New York Stock Exchange that she would be someone someone who could get conservative of women who don't like the president in the suburbs. Now there are a lot of conservative activists. Women who hate this idea and are mad at the Governor Governor I'm Gideon actually some text messages. Even right now while I'm on air for people who thought she came across as robotic in her delivery day. She's new she undone this before she'll get comfortable she's going to have time In Washington to get ready to fire up a campaign movement for herself I think that will work well for her over time It's going to be interesting to watch this. Rollout happen in real time as she takes her Senate seat after January. First we'll be back with more and get your thoughts as well. Welcome back at his Eric. Erickson here I have put up at the resurgent Dot Com. If you WANNA see them for yourself The the opening remarks fromm senator designate. Kelly Lav Leffler. I've been saying I'm going to have to get out of this habit. Now I've been saying Lafler But it is pronounced Leffler and she made her remarks about fifteen twenty minutes ago. I have gotten the prepared remarks arcs. I have posted them now to the resurgent. Go to the research dot com there at the top of the page and meanwhile happy gene concurrent all of this. We have the impeachment inquiry in the house. Judiciary Committee Will fire up some of the Democrats you should know. Only invited their own own Constitutional experts not any of the ones. Republicans wanted Montgomery professor of Public Interest Law and the CO Director of the Supreme Court Litigation. CLINIC IT GETS STANFORD LAW school. She's the CO author of several leading casebooks including a monograph entitled keeping faith with the Constitution and dozens of scholarly articles else. She served as a law clerk to justice Harry Blackmun of the United States Supreme Court and and as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the United the State Department of Justice. Yeah Yeah Okay. We'll go back to this if they say anything. Good W- who was really good and really got fire. People up is congressman. Doug Collins who again. This is another reason why the governor didn't want to pick Doug Collins because Doug Collins is right where we need him to be some of his opening remarks before the house. Judiciary Committee is a sad. So what do we have here today. You know what I'm thinking. I looked at this and what is interesting is. There's two things that have become very clear. This impeachment is not really about facts if it was. I believe the other communities would've sent over recommendations for impeachment. Now they're putting it on this committee because if it goes badly I guess they WANNA blame Adam shifts comedian. His others want to blame this committee for going bad what they're already drafting articles. Don't be fooled. They're already getting ready for this. We've already went after this. With the Ukraine after numerous failings Muller Cohen and almost the list of monuments the list list goes on but the American people are failing to see US legislate. But if you want to know what's really driving this there's two things it's called the clock and the calendar the clock in the calendar. Most people if you WanNa know what they truly by you look at their you look at Checkbook in their calendar. You know what they. That's what this community values Tom. They want to do it before the end of the year. Why because the chairman said it just a second go because we're scared of the elections next year? We're scared. The election will lose again Dan so we gotta do this now. The clock in the counter driving and not the facts. We understand this. That's what the witnesses here will say. Today what do we have here today. What is really interesting over the today? That was Doug Collins Speaking just a short time ago we've got a bunch of democratic witnesses misses the Republicans have just put out a video of these Democrats who are going to be testifying today their constitutional scholars according to Jerry Nadler alert The the trump campaign is just put out this video. Meet the Democrat's new impeachment witnesses. I was at the Manual Menu Law School yesterday where I teach class and my classes still in therapy registered Democrat and have been having my whole life near are things in the world to fear including of course Jefferson beauregard sessions the third and ice agents. Who are out of control all kinds of things? The president has done thus far that already I think would be that we sat level mostly even pheasant progressive. You would believe as I do that I should be paying higher taxes. Oh you do urge Congress to start thinking about. The power of impeachment of President does indeed invoke emergency powers after this tonight in Connecticut. Congress to basically Point being the progressive democratic activists who have long wanted to impeach the president of the United States And I mean they they they very much look like they are poindexter theory academic Democratic Granik Progressives We'll we'll we'll get into to do. We'll spend a little more time on this but we got other stuff we gotta talk about as well After the Laughlin situation and the ongoing fall fall out and whatnot. But I want to spend just a moment if you'll if you'll allow I. I got a couple of Georgia related. Things I wanNA talk about one of which is a brief defensive chick-fil-a and I meant to do this the other day. And then we hit Thanksgiving and all but Chick-fil-a I've been critical of them and how they've handled the salvation army situation. I think they did a bad job. And it suggests that there are people within chick-fil-a who do believe the left wing attacks ex- on the salvation army by the way Pete. Buddha JR is under attack for being homophobic. Yeah PEABODY JR the gay mayor of south. Bend Indiana is being attacked by leftwing groups because he had the audacity to put on a salvation army apron and ring the Bell to collect donations to feed the homeless. They really really are out to get the salvation army which is incredible. And I think the I think chick-fil-a handled this situation and terribly I think that they have essentially affirmed through their silence. the left wing attack on the Salvation Army CHICK-FIL-A has the right to spend money. However they want chick-fil-a has the right to to do whatever they want? CHICK-FIL-A has the right to give money or not give money. No one is entitled L. D. Chick Plays Money and I think we gotta lay that on the table. There are some people who just think that once they start given to a nonprofit they can't get any other non profit. I think that's wrong But I think they should have handled handle the communication of this differently. But I need to defend chick-fil-a on something They're being attacked for giving money to the southern poverty law center in two thousand seventeen. Interestingly enough it it was two thousand seventeen inch just come out. But I need to put this in proper context for you because I think this is an unfair attack on on Chick-fil-a CHICK-FIL-A has its foundation. It has board members of its foundation and at the end of each year. The members of Chick Fil A.'s. His Foundation the board members are given a a small pool of money that they themselves could designate to any organization. They wished to give money to and and one of the outgoing members of the board of the Flay Foundation himself or herself. I forget which one it was designated the money to In the Southern Poverty Law Center. They shouldn't have done it but they were allowed to do it. And they were on the board. They had the privilege. And the right to do it. And it's not chick-fil-a fault They waited until they were leaving the board and they did something like this and I think it was wrong and the reason I think it was wrong as we need to step back a little bit history. There is a man some of you know his name is Floyd Corcoran's fluidly Corcoran's went into the southern poverty. Law Center's website in Saul that the Family Research Council an organization that I support is is considered an anti-gay organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center and fluidly Corkran's bought a bunch of chick-fil-a sandwiches for the Southern Poverty Law Center staff. He saw the southern poverty law center site that it listed the Family Research Council as a anti-gay organization so he went out and he bought a pile of chick-fil-a sandwiches for the employees of the family. Research Council and his intent was to go to the Family Research Council and feed the employees lease of the Family Research Council chick-fil-a sandwiches after he had murdered them. fluidly Corcoran's went to F- RC and his intent was to shoot and kill the employees and stuff their faces with chick-fil-a sandwiches. He did not make it past the guard. The Guard was shot but the guard was able to shoot fluidly Corcoran's he did not kill him. fluidly Corcoran's is in jail. Dale and we know what he did. We know why he did it. We know he was inspired by the southern poverty. Already law center and the Southern Poverty Law Center has never apologized for it. The southern poverty law center was also one of the websites that was drawn. Th that That James Hodgkinson used to research. Who He should target the man who attempted the mass assassination of Republican members of Congress? We know that the southern poverty law center was the site they used in. So here comes a chick-fil-a donor. Well after the fluidly Corcoran's incident a WHO gives money to the southern poverty law center. I don't think it should have happened. But but but but but this is the point that person whoever was had the right to do it That person had the had the ability the willingness the right to be able to give this money it was there there. Right on the board of the CHICK-FIL-A foundation do as they exited the board to designate money to a nonprofit that they wanted and that's what they did and I'm okay with that I I wouldn't have done it. The other members of the war didn't do it. This one person did it. But it wasn't chick-fil-a salt and I don't think she should be blown up for it. I don't Lt Chick-fil-a there are things I think chick-fil-a has done wrong in its handling of the fellowship. Chrysanthemums handling of the Salvation Army. This is not one of those things. CHICK-FIL-A did wrong to the extent that it was wrong long it was putting someone on the board of the foundation. Who would do this But that person also voted to give money to the Salvation Army's far as we know in support the fellowship of Christian Athletes Lights. Maybe this was a person who voted. No I don't know what the votes were. Maybe this personal regularly voted. No one at the end of the tenure decided as a protest to do this but Chick-fil-a at the time was was doing good work and chick-fil-a still does good work. I had chick-fil-a for breakfast this morning. Full disclosure. I really hate boycott culture. You know one of the things things that I'm doing with this program. In addition to being a supported by listeners is working with local advertisers around the state. And in fact if you would advertise stole the show we're we're across the state now We are let's see Role Dalton Jasper Clarksville Athens The Levi of Valdosta Where else are we there? A number of other places down in south Georgia. We've got another couple of stations big stations coming on in middle in south Georgia We're across the state of Georgia. Well I'm hoping be in Columbus and Savannah and Carrollton in Greensboro in Augusta But we we've got a dozen stations. Now we've got more coming Whitman's in there Bainbridge I believe is coming and Way Cross and Brunswick and and we're growing and there are a lot of businesses in the state that want to have a statewide presence not just local presence and and I'm hoping to get support for those as opposed to some of the national brands that you hear advertising now I i. I'm an Omaha steaks endorser. I love love me some Omaha steaks Omaha steaks dot com right now and put my first name. Eric ers gay in the search bar. You can get a fantastic deal on bacon wrapped filet mignons for for Christmas. It's a great deal. But you know I used to advertise for Harry's razors and I use Harry's razors in fact I I'm I'm I advertised for Harry's razors because I was a customer various razors. I don't like to advertise for anyone unless I know them particularly these national title brands. But I've used here. He's racers for years watching me in the in the live Cam. Today I didn't shave. I didn't jump in the shower until like eight forty five. This morning I was Russian. I was distracted. The Leffler stuff but Harry's razors cancelled the ads because left wing. Groups protested and said that that I was I was auty a good person to advertise for them And there's a lot of left wing pressure out there and and one of the things we decided to do with advertising for the show was to go with local businesses in Georgia and as we pick them up To let them know that you're gonNA come under harassment. You're you're going to be harassed you're going to get left wing activists who come after you for advertising with me and many of them will be people who tell you that there are residents of Georgia. And they're not They're paid operations that do that. And and you get a bunch of harassment asmant. That's that's one reason. We're going slow with ads in in building relationships with local people. If I advertise let us know happy to run your ads ads here across the state of Georgia not just on a local one local station but across the state but harassment of advertisers have conservative radios and conservative outlet happens and it's been happening a lot chick-fil-a and it looks like Chick-fil-a is tired of it. They want to grow their business further. And they're they're caving in to the pressure assurance not going to matter unless they go full progressive and maybe they will. I doubt they will. I think very highly of Dan Cathy and his family. I think he understands what's going on here. I think chick-fil-a handled the salvation army situation poorly and I expressed it but but I also think that this boycott culture on the right I understand there are a lot of people say well the left does it. We should do it too. I just I'm not willing to should should boy. I don't have enough time in the day to keep up with WHO I should boycott. Do you know on the left now. They actually have an APP where you can put in a product in the grocery store business and find out whether or not you should boycott them. Do they give money to planned parenthood or should you avoid them it seriously. There is an APP for that. It is a religious thing for the left these days To the extent that they have developed an APP where you can determine from your APP whether an organization or a product of the company behind a product are worth supporting because is there progressive enough. I don't have enough time in the day for that. All I know is I liked Chick-fil-a so I'm GONNA go eat there even if I disagree with something they've done. I'M NOT GONNA go boycott them. I'm I'M NOT GONNA go boycott any other company out there that I can think of unless they're truly offensive to me in some way and I can't think off the I think they're probably take my wife doesn't like to go shop at Dixon. More because they they funded so much anti Second Amendment advocacy work when they decided to stop selling gun. They wanted others to have to stop. But life's just too short for me to worry about too much of that stuff and you to life's too short too complicated worry about all that okay. My Buddy Brett is Aziz calling me out If he were in front of me I would give him a nice pat on his shoulder. He had shoulder surgery. He says here. I'm the guy who's been bad mouthing chick flicks right. I gotTa tell you. I hate the chick-fil-a drive through while I will go to. I even went through the Chick-fil-a drive-thru today do you know why because I have the CHICK-FIL-A APP and the chick-fil-a Vallejo's right outside my neighborhood and I figured out on a school day if I can go between seven forty eight. Am there is no one in the drive thru align on. We do now if I were to go between seven forty eight. Am on a on a weekend on on a Saturday. The line would be down the street at the Chick-fil-a drive-thru that it is the slowest wish drive-thru in America. And apparently there are some Chick-fil-a drive-thrus that actually have angels from heaven there ensuring an efficient process but not at my family at my chick-fil-a it's one of those double lanes until you funnel in to get to and you can't get out and so you gotta sit there. I have said the Chick-fil-a drive-thru line for more than fifteen minutes trying to get my blood pressure up. It's like purgatory and I believe the Cathy. Family or a bunch of Baptists but they clearly believe in purgatory. And they they want you to experience it in the line at Chick-fil-a while you're waiting for ten or fifteen minutes in the drive through for the idiot in front of you. Who so busy texting that? He can't see that the car in front of him has moved up. And you gotta wait or do you. Honk your horn. And do you look like that guy. You're right there by the windows of the restaurant. And everybody's GonNa Stare dear at jerk. wonkfest warranted the idiot was texting. It didn't see there's nobody in front of him anymore. And even the girl is hanging her hand out of the window waving to try to get his attention to pull companies too busy texting. And Neil. You're thinking but that's his fault. It's not there for no but the reason he's there texting is because he's already said in the line for ten minutes waiting for chicken biscuit. y'All and I disagree that the peppermint chocolate chip shake is worth waiting fifteen minutes. Now if they had the Chick-fil-a Brown again this is my this is really this is really why I'm mad at chick fillet. I loved the Brownie. I loved that Chick-fil-a Brownie with the walnuts on top and the fudge icing and they got rid of it for that chocolate cookie into cookies. Fine I like the cookie. He just fine. But it's not the Brownie. It is not the Brownie and I would love for the Brownie to come back and in fact. I've got Dan. Cathy Cell Phone and I have really had to restrain myself from texting about the Brownie. I've been I'm really tempted to demand the Brownie comeback. But they won't do it. And in the meantime I gotta wait in the chick-fil-a drive through I did did not intend to go on. A on. A tirade about the play Brent. It is all his fault he has shaped the show today. You can blame him. I will give you all his his email address and you complain. We've got to move on to other things when we come back. Can we talk about the Republicans in Congress who. 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#EERS S9 Ep38: South Carolina Saves Biden

The Erick Erickson Show

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#EERS S9 Ep38: South Carolina Saves Biden

"Good Monday morning to you. Welcome it is Eric Erickson here. The Erik Erikson show the phone number. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five Breaking news happening right now. Jack Welch former chairman and CEO of General Electric has died at eighty four The manager of the century the the turnaround artists the man who may General Electric what it is today and it will what it was when he left the building and it is it is no longer what it was. Just a heck of a guy Just just impressive Really really impressive and turnaround artist at General Electric. Really build it into a be a myth and has passed away at eighty four. Now I I was telling my wife before I started the show this morning. I feel like I think I shouldn't say I feel. I don't care what you feel. I want to know what you think. I think that my job these days has become to get in here and give everyone the corona virus update and. I'm not going to do that today. I'm sorry We will get to it. We we absolutely will get to it. But it's just I I got other stuff I want to talk about. We need to move on Beyond the corona virus Beyond all the other updates and we need to begin with butter judge butter. Judge has left the building and I regret. I didn't get a chance to play this out now. Let me explain before you get offended. So when Pete Buddha judge the former mayor of South Bend Indiana? I ran for president I commented on him and I had to use Siri because I was driving and I and so I said Hey dingus. I'm not gonNA say the the other because it will set off your your devices So I said Hey dingus in. I issued forth some words of wisdom about Buddha Jr and Siri translated as butter judge. I tried to say it. Slow for Syrian in Syria translated as butter judge. And then you know the the boot `age campaign came out and kept telling people it is boot edge edge. That's how you pronounce it boot edge edge in so I would tell Siri boot edge edge and it would ride out B. O. T. space edge's space edge space. And and it is a remarkable statement to his candidacy. That now if I say hey dingus right this about Pete Buddha judge it gets it right. It spells it right. It has transformed itself. It has Downloaded into the consciousness of artificial intelligence. How you spell this guy's name and he will become a thing within the Democratic Party. I am sure he is being heralded today. For getting out of the race to spare everyone the the the having to pick and having to deal with him versus others and you know I regret. I didn't get a chance to play this the other day but it's perfect on his way out the door to play this because one of the things one of the best things that has happened with Pete. Buddha judge is that someone has created a Pete Buddha. Jig translator that essentially gives you a bunch of vapid statements. Online a bunch of platitudes. That's it it's the Pete. Buddha JR platitude generator. That's the name of it now. What are mean I someone. Put together this montage. It is Pete Buddha judge and Barack Obama and essentially boot. `Age was a poor man's Barack Obama who would take phrases that Obama used and read them. Listen to this person who got the most votes brings us to convince. Country was built movement reaching it at church basements in bar and in our universities and football signs as a world once more chance to answer that call. I regret now player. That's the last week and I got I feel bad. Played it now because he's dropping out of the race now he's dropping out of the race because he wants to stop Bernie Sanders and he has no path forward the irony here and the reason I bring him up out of the gate. Is it really striking? The youngest guy in the race is doing the mature thing of dropping out of the race because he sees that Bernie Sanders is a threat to the Democrats ability to win November. Any wants to stop it so. Buddha judge is leaving the race. Will he endorse someone? I'm sure he will People close to Obama say that Obama has advised him. He's got Capital now to spend and I suspect we're going to see him use the capital. I suspect we're going to see Biden endorsement. I can't imagine a Bloomberg endorsement. If it's a Bloomberg endorsement. It is immediately going to be an endorsement perceived as being bought off because every. Bloomberg endorsement has been someone That Bloomberg paid money to apparently there are. There's no one out there endorsing Bloomberg who hasn't gotten money from Bloomberg. Which tells you everything you need to know. If he's going to buy off the whole country bribery for votes illegal. He's going to go to jail but bribery for endorsements not so much An so bloomberg has a hard time getting anyone who doesn't SA- like his money to like him. I totally suspect that Buddha judge is going to get on the campaign trail and stumped for Biden and make a play for vice president. That's what he wants to do. Honestly Yeah you put him on on Biden's ticket as a vice presidential pick but there's a problem he's not there he may be a a a gay white dude but he's not diverse enough for the left remember Gay activists across the country hate Buddha judge because they say his is not the Gayness we need to celebrate. What do they mean by that They mean by that that they they don't the they think he basically is a heterosexual white male who just likes dudes that he. He's got a privileged white male upbringing. That his is not the story of oppression and suppression. That they believe needs to be highlighted in the gay community in that that celebrating Pete booth does a disservice a gay community? I wish I was making this up but I'm not but Buddha judge is gone and he's gone because of what happened on Saturday. In South Carolina the South Carolina primary happened and in the South Carolina Primary Joe Biden dominated. Joe Biden got forty eight point. Four percent of the vote Bernie Sanders get nineteen point. Nine percent of the vote and so- Sanders and Biden. Delegates Biden gets thirty five SANDERS GETS What does he get? I'm sorry thirteen. And so now that leaves the delegate count there a hundred forty nine delegates thus far fifty eight for Sanders. Fifty for Joe Biden twenty-six for boot `age eight for Elizabeth Warren Seven for Amy Klobuchar in zero for anyone else is notable that the guy who has more delegates than Elizabeth Warren or Amy Klobuchar or Joe or Might Bloomberg has gotten out and the rest of them are staying in I. I don't see what their path is. There's a report out today that Elizabeth Warren may not even win Massachusetts that Bernie. Sanders is coming on strong Massachusetts in for the longest time it looked like the like Elizabeth Warren was hanging on to Hell Bernie Sanders in now. It looks like she's hanging on to keep delegate count low I guess she's an opportunist angling for a Ainley for position somewhere it. It is remarkable though that the longer she hangs on the more her unpopularity goes up. So what's the lay of the land here? And and this is the fascinating thing in Biden has some real problems coming up. Although this rebounds this helps Joe Biden rebound Joe Biden does not really have much of a campaign team list. Listen to Van Jones. He's talking on CNN. This morning first of all is it now. Basically a two person race and second of all. What do you think is going to happen Tuesday? Well I mean it needs to become a two person race for the party. There'd be able to make a clear decision We'll see what other candidates do. Listen Tuesday's very simple. You Have Bernie says congratulations South Carolina. I've got a movement a Bloomberg says. I've got a money machine that works bind. Says I've got me. That's what I've got. And maybe that's enough on Tuesday but if it's not a biden if he wants to clear this field that he wants to be able to get this nomination and also take on trump. He's got to put a real campaign together now. Even his closest people are saying the campaign operation. He's had up until now was inadequate. Yes it's true. Biden has had a very bad campaign. He was saved by black voters in South Carolina on Saturday and when he goes across the south black voters will continue to help him but that will only get him so far because he's got to deal with the super cheap cal calendar and and who's on Super Tuesday Texas and California. Now let me. Let me break this down for you again. We've gone over this before. I don't WanNa do it? Ad Nauseam but this is relevant. There are Democratic primaries Tomorrow the Fifth Nope. I'm sorry I'm sorry. The third looking at me and said a march. The there there are Democratic primaries. Tomorrow Next week the week after the week after there are literally every week in. March except the last week the thirty first there are Democratic primary. So the third. The ten the seventeenth and the twenty fourth In addition on the fourteenth there are going to be racist for the Democratic Party. What's this is the lay the land for the Democrats coming up. You've got tomorrow Alabama American Samoa Arkansas California Colorado Democrats Abroad Maine Massachusetts Minnesota North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee Texas. Utah Vermont Virginia. Now the Democrats Abroad are Democrats. Who Live internationally are able to participate in a vote tomorrow It is a secure vote. There are seventeen delegates. Thirteen of them will be pledged. Delegates four of them. We'll be super delegates They are Democrats internationally who registered to vote Through a process at by the Democratic Party so that they can come in in participate. Now you've got in the polling right now in California and Texas. They have the most delegates at stake. Tomorrow there are four hundred ninety four delegates at stake In California there are two hundred sixty two delegates at stake in Texas in California Bernie Sanders if the pauline is accurate. in California Bernie Sanders is expected to take two hundred twenty seven roughly of those delegates with Elizabeth Warren in second place the war and interestingly enough if she were to drought would help sanders there. She's not going to Biden will get eighty-six if the polling is accurate. Now here's the problem with the polling. Is that as we get closer? And closer the California polling suggests Bernie Sanders is doing better and better and and no one knows what the rebound effect is going to be Sanders has gone up a little more in the late polling. He's up on in the polling average. Sixteen point seven percent. Now you've got in the polling average sanders at thirty four point. Seven Biden at eighteen warranted fifteen and sanders just skyrocketed in the last few days then Emerson College poll has Bernie Thirty Eight. Cbs poll has him at Thirty One USA Today. Suffolk poll has him at thirty five percent in California. And then there's the Texas Issue Biden has definitely surged in Texas but NBC News. Has It Thirty four nineteen and Emerson College. Has IT thirty one? Twenty six both in Sanders. He's at Thirty Percent Biden's at twenty one percent Bloomberg coming up at seven point. Seven percent then warne. Include Shar behind If this continues to hold then sanders continues to rack up delegates and then you go to March tenth a week from Tomorrow Idaho Michigan Mississippi Missouri North Carolina in Washington hold votes and then on the fourteenth and northern Mary honest have a caucus. Not exactly a big deal. But then you get to two weeks from now two weeks from tomorrow Arizona Florida Illinois and Ohio. Now the interesting thing here is what happens in Arizona Florida Illinois. There let me tell you why because in Ohio right now Biden is leading sanders but there hasn't been a lot of polling in Arizona Biden is leading sanders in Florida Biden is leading sanders. In fact Bloomberg is ahead of Sanders in Florida only in Illinois is sanders ahead and he's only barely ahead. This matters because sanders is going to have a very good night on Super Tuesday. And that's tomorrow. He's going to probably win Texas. He is definitely going to win. California and of the other states on the ballot is probably GonNa win most of those about the only state that he may lose. That significant is Virginia in the late polling even has sanders winning Virginia but barely almost tied with Biden. Biden's got some momentum there in North Carolina Biden is ahead of him of of being Birdie but barely and in Oklahoma. You've got sanders is ahead of Biden of all things Bloomberg in the lead there but it looks like that. Bloomberg's lead is trending down so all of this. Oh and then you've got Alabama. Let's be fair here. You do have Alabama tomorrow and in Alabama Biden has a big lead So Biden can win a couple of them. The problem is that all the states that have major delegate halls sanders is not only doing well. He's doing very well. And the Biden campaign is going to turn around more. South Carolina has given. Joe Biden a lifeline. A now he's going to have to go through southern states and rely on black voters to get himself ahead. But there's a problem here before I get there. I WANNA play this from Salt Sanderson. How much can his win? Biden's went in South Carolina make up per the deficits and all of those especially given the fact that millions of people have been voting already early voting in those Super Tuesday states. Everybody loves a winner and so having this momentum is very valuable for him it is helping keep his campaign afloat but with the short timeframe the problem he's going to have is. I still believe the Biden campaign does not have a clear and concise message in the way that someone like Bernie Sanders does if you ask what Bernie Sanders is about. It's easy it's revolution for the ninety nine percent. Let me just push back. Biden would say it's results revolution. Yes and I just wonder. Is that inspirational enough? Is that the sort of thing that gets people as excited as motivated does it hit the right emotional buttons and I think that Bernie Sanders. Because he's got this movement behind him. This is why he's going to go into Super Tuesday and still be able to pull together. So many delegates from from states like California from places like Texas the polls show that he's still doing quite well particularly among younger voters but as long as he can still divide up the older voters within the Democratic Party. It's going to be hard for anyone to challenge him once even once you get to choose. Yeah it's problem and Biden really doesn't have a message. He says he's the guy who can best beat trump in yet. He's having a hard time making it through the primaries. People like winners is going to benefit from South Carolina but we need to discuss the early voting phenomenon. When we COME BACK IT IS ERIC. Erickson here. The phone number. If you WANNA be a part of the program eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five You know there are people out there. Speculating that Buddha digits. Go to Bernie Sanders. That's a bunch of nonsense. He wants to stop Bernie Sanders. Interestingly enough though there is lots and lots and lots of polling out there to show demonstrate very well that Bernie Sanders the number two choice for most butit's supporters in fact this is consistent across polls. This is consistent from The morning console poll to the YouGov poll to several other polls that Pete Buddha Jeju leaving most of his supporters would go to Bernie Sanders whether that actually happens when Buddha just comes out and says he has done so repeatedly the past week or two that sanders would lose to trump. I don't know that it will happen but but it could happen now. We I gotta go back to the Audio. I played when we went to break Chris Anderson Talking about the Biden campaign and his lack of a message signed the belts. He will get and whether or not. It's sustainable. Let's let's listen to this and I will say this is a minute. Twelve second clip. I don't need to get that for into this to get to the point. How much can his win? Biden's went in South Carolina makeup for the deficits and all of those especially given the fact that millions of people have been voting already early voting in those Super Tuesday states. Okay everybody loves a winner and so having this momentum is very valuable for him it is helping keep his campaign of flow but with the short timeframe the problem he's going to have is. I still believe the Biden campaign does not have a clear and concise message in the way that someone like Bernie Sanders does if you ask what Bernie Sanders is about. It's easy it's revolution for the ninety nine percent. Let me just push back. Biden would say it's results not revolution. Yes and I just wonder. Is that inspirational enough? Is that the sort of thing that gets people as excited as motivated does it hit the right emotional buttons and I think that Bernie Sanders. Because he's got this movement behind him. This is why he's going to go into Super Tuesday and still be able to pull together. So many delegates from from states like California from places like Texas the polls show that he's still doing quite well particularly among younger voters but as long as he can still divide up the older voters within the Democratic Party. It's going to be hard for anyone to challenge him. Once even get to produce early voting people early voting. How now I can tell you. I've done the research on this. It's actually not hard to do. The research on early voting. You just WanNa make some phone calls and and you can get the data yourself But actually early voting in California is not significant so biden could rebound out of South Carolina. It almost seemed like a lot of Super Tuesday. Voters were waiting to see what happened in South Carolina. Before they made up their mind that it will go vote. Early voting does not massive but There are still votes being locked in there probably be locked in mostly for Bernie Sanders or even Elizabeth Warren boy. According to polling out over the weekend most California Democratic voters have made up their minds. They didn't just go early. Vote and they don't care what happened in South Carolina and they're going for Bernie Sanders. The question now is disabled clear. Fifty percent in South Korea in California. If so he gets one hundred percent of the delegates. Nothing in that's going to happen but he's going to be close. It could be his California. It could be like Joe Biden. South Carolina happened right now. I don't have good audio. So I'm not gonNA play David Purdue holding a press conference in the underneath the Gold Dome in Atlanta. He is qualifying today for reelection election. Kelly Leffler as well qualify needed qualifying week here in Georgia And David Purdue is going to be with me tomorrow after final his qualifications paperwork among other things a standing behind him is Mardi camp and governor Kemp as. He's announcing his reelection. Saying we've got to fight Socialism also Got To correct myself a little bit. The Texas Democrats are saying they've already got a million early votes. They've just released this press release actually in the last couple of minutes in fact yeah. They sent it out at nine twenty five. Am The early vote. Totals are in Texas Democratic. Primary voters have exceeded one million total votes surpassing two thousand sixteen In person they've had eighty eight eight hundred eighty three thousand seven hundred too early votes cumulative male votes one hundred sixteen thousand six hundred fourteen total one million three hundred sixteen thousand or one one million three hundred sixteen in person and early male votes In the most populous fifteen counties. Democrats vote shattered Republican Early Village. Which is no big deal because there isn't really a big republican contests in Texas right now. It's just the Democratic presidential primary but over a million votes cast in Texas and that happened before South Carolina remember. South Carolina was on Saturday. There hasn't been early voting on Saturday or Sunday. And this comes out at nine twenty five this morning so it doesn't include any sort of Monday voting and there is no Monday voting Because the elections tomorrow so all of the cumulative early vote in Texas over a million people have already voted Bernie Sanders. According to the Bulls had big momentum in Texas and so that suggests Berry. Sater's may have good night in Texas and that's not good news Joe Biden or the Democrats. Now there's a lot of speculation this morning that Pete. Bhuj wants to be the Democratic vice presidential pick for Joe Biden. We'll see if that happens. I want to go to Robert Gibbs. Robert Gibbs was Barack Obama's Predator he was on one of the Sunday shows talking about what Biden needs to. Do I think he the South? I mean it's possible. North Carolina will be the toughest you look at the numbers you just. And you've got Bloomberg at fifteen percent right at that viability line and so does last night's win and that momentum push a couple of points up for Vice President Biden and push Bloomberg down a couple of points and so do do you do you force that one on one contest through viability. I think Joe Biden strategy has to survive the big states of California and Texas and wake up Wednesday morning as the sole competitor to Bernie Sanders. But he's going to be because Bloomberg has not bought a bunch of ads but Bloomberg wants to do a three minute block on the networks. Abc CBS and NBC on the Corona Virus. Believe it or not it will get to the virus. There is news on the Corolla virus. It's just I I've talked about it so much there other things that I want to get to today out of the gate and we will get to the girl of Irish Duffin and right now I mean Super Tuesday is tomorrow. It is a big deal. And you're you're you're going to have the Democrats out there bashing each other and trying to find ways to to separate themselves from the pack. You'RE GOING TO HAVE ELIZABETH WARREN OUT THERE. Trying to make a case for herself even as she looks like. May Lose Massachusetts. One more from Chris Olsen with Chris Wallace from over the weekend. What does polling say about? How tough it will be to sell. Socialism not communism but socialism to a majority of Americans. So Fox News is owned polling from just this week shows it only about three out of ten. Voters say that they would be comfortable with someone who is socialist Being President That they only a third of America is okay with socialism but socialism is defined very differently for younger voters versus older voters. Katie was mentioning. I think that in terms of the word socialism. Lots of voters don't like it but the idea of the government providing very extensive healthcare benefits etc. A lot of voters are actually much more on on board with that. I would not count out the ideological places. American voters may be willing to go. You know it's also interesting. In our voter analysis Fox's voter analysis Bernie Sanders one among people both black and white under forty five. He got clobbered among blacks and whites over forty five. He did black voters in South Carolina did not like Bernie Sanders at all because they WANNA be trump and they're still this that Bernie Sanders says. Here's a one more here. Msnbc on what a consolidation in the field means for Sanders. I don't it would be something. That would make a real impact if he were to endorse Joe Biden tonight. It could nicotine impact. There's been some reporting and other news outlets that the two have not yet connected tonight. I have not confirmed that independently myself. I think there's something important to remember here. And I don't mean this to sound as disparaging as it probably will but everyone who runs for president is an ego maniac. You have to be to get up in the morning and think that in a country of three hundred million people you are uniquely qualified to be its leader and the leader of the free world that applies to all the candidates. You like them or not and so take to make the decision to get out is a big and difficult decision in and of it's own right much less to then decide to endorse someone else and say well. I agree I think what the conventional wisdom here that this is probably the most good news for Joe Biden in my travels in these early states. Joe Biden is not the name that comes up most often when you talk to people who support me or p about who their second choices a lot of also like any clubs are a lot of Mike more progressive politicians like Elizabeth Warren. Even some dare I say do like Bernie Sanders. Consolidating field of non burning. Candidates is probably overall good news for Joe Biden. I don't think we should. We should assume right away that all mayor Pete supporters even if he did endorse we'll just immediately wake up tomorrow morning and decide. They're going to pull the lever for Joe Biden said exactly And that's the problem right there is. We don't know for sure what they would do now. What's the state of play here? Let let me give you the settlement and some of the upcoming big states Nationally you've got. Sanders is up tin and I'm using polling averages year which I find way more reliable than individual polls in fact the polls in South Carolina. We're clearly all over the map and all of them actually undercounted What was going to happen with. Joe Biden for a variety of factors but nonetheless The polling averages tend to get better so sanders up ten nationally. He's up sixteen in California is up six in Texas Biden's up to in North Carolina Sanders up five in Virginia. He's up four in Massachusetts. He's up thirteen Colorado's thirteen in Utah. And he's up sixteen in the betty nods Which is something. He's got fifty eight delegates to buy nell fifty delegates in Buda Judge Twenty six delegates Buddha judges out his delegates are bound to him in the first vote of the Democratic convention. Keep that in mind Buddha jazz initial delegates. They're they're not going anywhere. They're stuck with him in the first round of voting if nobody gets a majority then they're released in the second round of voting and the super delegates will come in and and make up the difference. But when you look at this again you've got sanders for super. Tuesday is in the lead in the polling in California and Texas and Virginia and Massachusetts in Colorado in Utah. Now what are the delegates here because the delegates are what matters said? I hope I'm not boring. You guys here. I find this stuff fascinating The road to the White House is just. It fascinates me to no end and I. I hope I'm trying to at least educate you. So you'll be smarter than the rest of your friends out there And they'll have to rely on you Let me give you now. The delegate counts for these states and again Bernie Sanders. She's ahead in Colorado. There eighty delegates. He's a heading California. There were four hundred ninety four delegates. He's ahead Massachusetts. There are one hundred fourteen delegates Joe Biden is ahead in in North Carolina. There one hundred twenty two delegates sanders is ahead in Texas. There are two hundred sixty two delegates and he's ahead in Utah. There are thirty five delegates. And he's ahead in Virginia and there are one hundred twenty four delegates and remember. All of these races are proportional races so as long as Bernie Sanders stays in the lead. He will pick up the majority of the delegates if he's not in the League if he's in second place he will still get delegates. That will still continue to add to his total. That's kind of a big deal out there. These days people forget about the proportional voting in the Democratic primary side. Now what else is going on out there? Well Joe Biden continues to be the gift that keeps on giving to the Republicans. He actually said this on stage yesterday by the way how many did really well with at one point nine. Trillion dollar tax cuts increase. Really GOOD SHAPE. Right really changed her. Will you did well? That's good. I'm glad to see you're doing well already and I'm but guess what if you're like me. Your taxes are going to be raised not cut if you're if you benefit from that yes so biden on the campaign trail pulling a Walter Mondale. Your taxes are going to be raised if he becomes president because he's going to get rid of the trip trump tax cut. And then you had this bizarre interview. It was too long to even ask Charlie to cut it up this morning. He went with Chris Wallace. He did a very good interview with Chris Wallace. But one of the things that Chris Wallace asked him was about his continued flubs on the campaign trail or they assign of old age or they sign of exhaustion and he denied he on the campaign trail. And it's hard to keep up with what state you're in you know in South Carolina. He said he was running for the Senate not for the presidency things like that. He got confused on the campaign trail. He's just keeping up with stuff. It's very fast pace. A handled himself well but then at the end of the interview he referred to Chris Wallace Chuck. He had been on an interview with Chuck Todd on Emma On. Nbc's the press. Before he had been on with Chris Wallace. It again did exactly what Chris Wallace was talking to him. About called Chris Wallace Chuck instead of Chris. He's GonNa have to figure that out again. This goes back to Van Jones comments. I played earlier. Biden has run a very Sh- is his campaign out of the gate. He spent a lot of money up front but he didn't necessarily hire the best staff upfront. His staff was spending tons of money. Wooing delegates running ads Doing all sorts of video displays It was so so. Let me let me let me back up I. When I was in college I worked for a public. The Public School I graduated from Louisiana. I would go home during the summer I would work in the Dr Wednesay was the the headmaster of the school. It was one building. There was an elementary middle and high school and the local school board. The brilliant idea of. Let's just come by nine this these three schools. They're all in one building. Let's combine them into one big school so it'll be k. Through twelve one school there will be a principal for elementary principle for middle and a principal for high school. And Dr Wednesay she-she's brilliant. I love that lady. She was the headmaster of the whole thing. Made them all work and so I was there during the summer. I would come up with a I had to come up with a code of conduct for the students. I had to design a bunch of forms for her. I I mean I I was. I could be a brilliant bureaucrat. I just want you to know. I'm master of generating forms and paperwork so there was one of the one of the principals at the school. Everything looked just so I mean. Everything looked perfect. Everything was immaculate. His office was spotless. He made sure that everything was spotless. And in the Elementary School A whenever he came to meetings he was overly prepared. He knew everything he knew the stuff for all the other people in order. I mean it was impressive to me. It was really really impressive as a nineteen year old working in the school. Seeing this guy come in from the elementary school on a school that frankly I had a low opinion of Outside of the headmaster because I had graduated from there I'd see that behind the scenes and so much of it was Was was just not good and here comes this guy and and he seems to have his act together and I was talking privately to the headmaster one day about it and she immediately cut me off and she said you know you. GotTa Watch you gotTa Watch. She said you will find in life that there are people who everything on. The surface is spectacular and polished and spotless. But it's the beneath the surface stuff that matters and the beneath the surface stuff. He's making everything on. The surface seems spectacular to gloss over the fact that there's no there there there's no substance there's no depth he doesn't he's not actually in command of his school and I started paying attention. You know shoes right. His his office was spotless. Everything spotless everything was clean a in. And he had the best platitudes and he had the best. Best Corporately speaking. But when you actually got into an you started pushing him on stuff you're always. There wasn't a lot of their their. He really didn't know what he was doing. He was really out of his league. He really didn't know how to improve the situation in his school and his his team wasn't actually will run that the office was clean and spotless but everybody was very very messy behind the scenes and I just at that point always struck with me and it's very much like Joe Biden's political campaign that on the surface you Joe Biden's website. The website is spotless. He's got slick ads but it's the behind the scene stuff. The veneer of of slickness and Polish covers up for the fact that there's really not a lot of their their in depth. He doesn't have a great campaigning if he was smart he would poach some. Pete Buddha just campaign team including Liz Smith People just spokeswoman Biden should do these things he does not have great staff if you will recall a lot of the Obama. Eighteen declined to go with him which should have been telling and by the way that reminds me. Where is Barack Obama in all of this? Now that the racist consolidating where is he? What's he doing well? I've got news on that front when we come back. You should text army two three three seven seven seven and sign up for our conservative activists list so you will not only stay in the know but be empowered easily to reach out to your elected officials as need be also also. I did send out a recipe on Friday. If you text recipe two three three seven seven seven You will get the the recipe. I wound up sending out on Friday. It's an overnight waffle recipe. It really is great for the weekend. Still get it and try it if you want. But you mix everything together the night before with some yeast. And you leave it on your on your countertop you just cover it. Yeah the eggs the next morning But it's it is a great great it's crispy crispy waffle on the outside. Zuber pillowy soft on the inside. It's fantastic If you want a text recipe two three three seven seven seven. What'll happen is you'll get ask for your email address. Text it and then you'll get an email with a link to all the latest recipes including that when it's good stuff Barack Obama Barack Obama. What is happening with Barack Obama? Why IS BARACK OBAMA? Not Out on the campaign trail for anyone. Well according to multiple sources multiple sources close to Barack Obama. He is telling people he's going to wait e- he's he's not gonNa jump in yet see thing the Obama people and and it's it's you can you can tell that. I'm not making this up by the fact that the that he hasn't actually endorsed the indoor spite and there are a lot of people out there who will privately now say that Obama didn't want to run that he considered Biden too old to be able to do it and Biden decided he needed to do it to save Obama's legacy because no one else was going to go out there and save Obama's legacy. It was a matter of loyalty for Biden that they totally appreciate but also it was a matter of the Obama team. Thinking Biden's not really ready for prime time in the stuff that he's not going to be because he just keeps getting older and it really is something that I suspect win when he does come out and endorsed by I think he will Because the Bloomberg really does have a shot. Bloomberg has delegates. He's poured his money into Super Tuesday. He's planning on spending a billion dollars and he may not win. A single delegate think about that Bloomberg may not win a single delegate after spinning a billion dollars. And that's GONNA leave a Bernie by race and by then it may be too late because burning keeps racking up delegates. I suspect though. If Biden can come out of Super Tuesday and do well enough if he can hold sanders close in Texas he can get Alabama and North Carolina. Some of the other states. Maybe he can beat him in Virginia even the polls have Bernie slightly ahead. I suspect you will see the president. Come out before Florida and say go with go with go with Biden by the way. I'm not tired here. I'm just having a hard. There are so many bees in the race. There's Biden there's Bloomberg there's Bernie. There's Buddha Djedje Buddha just gone but I keep having a second guess myself if you keep hearing me pause before I say that of the candidate that's why because I keep saying okay. I'm about say Bloomberg Bernie Biden Sanders. What there are too many bees running for president of the Democratic side. And you know. The irony is now of the candidates running for the Democratic Party. They're all now over seventy. They're all men. Yes Warren and Cobra. Shara are still there but think about it. The the three major viable candidates in the Democratic Party right now are between the ages of seventy seven and seventy nine two of the three have heart issues and all three of them are older than Donald Trump and the media has been out there cheering on the diversity of democratic field and the diversity of the Democratic candidates and at the end of the day the Democratic Party that Masters Identity. Politics is putting three old white guys. One of whom is a billionaire on the stage as the people most likely to confront Donald Trump? It actually is amazing that the Democratic Party for all of their diversity politics and identity politics are going with three White Guys Kluber shower and Warren or not viable at this point and by the way so there is a lot of speculation out there that Buddha judge wants now to be a vice presidential pick and I think that's fair I think that's that is a fair assumption. I think he probably does. But how can he? If you've got an old white guy as the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. You can't go with a young white guy for vice president even if he's gay you've got to go for a diverse. Bec- you gotta go for a Woman Stacey. Abrams and I can't imagine that it would be Abrams simply because The only thing she ever got elected to was a state representative position in Georgia. She lost governor's race. I can't imagine they would go with her but it certainly helps her more than Buddha judge. But it's not just her. There were a number of other women other at helped and I suspect that's one reason Elizabeth. Warren who's got nothing better to do than run for president that's why she's hanging on but You Know Elizabeth Warren May lose her primary to Bernie Sanders in massachusets more likely than not according to the poll and she will. That doesn't make her a viable vice presidential candidate so maybe closer I don't know It's going to be interesting. We need to move on though we got Georgia politics. Talk about we talk about the virus and Kelly. Leffler just qualified. I'll bring you some audio for press conference when we come back. Hello and welcome it. Is Eric Erickson here? The Ericsson show the phone number. You WanNa be a part of the program you want to call and chat eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four two five on Wednesday night. I will be at the University of Georgia in Athens talking to the college. Republicans if you're in the Athens area. I'm not sure whether you can come or not but I'm telling you hang out in stand outside the room if they won't let you in and say hi afterwards I'm sure I'll be going to grab a beer somewhere in Athens afterwards. Because it's Athens. That's what you do in Athens Other housekeeping today is the first day of early voting for the Democratic presidential primary in Georgia. Now technically technically way wait. LemMe Lemme make sure that I'm telling you the truth here If you ever wanted to know there's no reason for me to keep this stuff secret from it's not NAS technolog- If you ever want to really go in depth in the presidential process there is a great website is called to seventy two win. And it's the number two seven zero and then Te'o and then the word win to seventy two win so two seven zero or numbers and the word to win Dot Com and it gives you the calendar and stuff gives you all the information you need to know. I don't know who does it. Yes that is right Technically technically technically technically there is a Georgia primary. But there's not really there is a presidential preference primary but for the Republicans in Georgia but not really If you if you really WANNA vote You can go to the Democratic primary as some Republicans are urging people to do go to the Democratic primary. And do it that way Okay now we got other stuff. We got to chat about this morning including qualified in Georgia. Here's Kelly Leffler with her announcement that she's running for reelection. I'm so excited to say that. I've just finished qualifying by race in November running affronting we have great momentum humbled by the grassroots support and by the new folks coming in our. Party no no no to the note to the guys who are doing this for her please. You can get an external microphone for an iphone it plugs into the lightning poor. You can get a little portable shotgun. Mike Kamanga other things. It works terrific. I highly recommend it. 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Section and it comes with all sorts of stuff. Oh look they've even got now live mics. You can plug directly into your iphone with the lightning connector Go to road. They're wonderful people. They make fantastic stuff and it will improve your audio but nonetheless Kelly Leffler has qualified and that is exciting The the Leffler campaign team is out there. The Collins Campaign team is out there. colleges register or registering to to run again. David Perdue is out there. He's qualified to run again. You know the the running. The the percentage is that you pay the qualifying fees based on a percentage of how much you make as a candidate. So for example. I think it's it's ten percent. I think is the qualifying fee. So Congress I think is one hundred forty nine thousand dollars for the qualified fees a thousand four hundred ninety dollars. It's not significant. But then of course you can't have outstanding loans and stuff like that it so it's kind of a big deal and either now running their off to the races and the campaigns in full swing there will be no primary in Georgia now. What they're also is not in Georgia is coveted. Nineteen the corona virus I WanNa tell you again if you want the live update. I'm going to go to it right now. In fact I'm going to do it myself because I lost the link. If you to the number get out your cell phone all of you will do it together. Get Out your cell phone right now and go to your text messaging APP messages. If it is an issue I have no idea what the message APP is on android device. I'm sure it's inferior in every way to apple and but nonetheless To the number you texture. The number three three seven seven seven. Is the number you text and then the word that you Texas just data? Da and you send it and we wait just a second as a brilliant system. That I use I pay for it out of my own pocket. The radio stations the Radio Company. Nobody helps me pay for it. I do it myself. And you'll get a text message back by texting data to three three seven seven seven. This is this is a fantastic way to monitor the curl virus and you click the link and it takes you to the dashboard of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center. That shows you. The mass outbreak of the corona virus as it now begins its spread globally. In fact the United Kingdom's Health Secretary is saying that they could expect a several million infected people there and five hundred thousand deaths. He's scaring people. He shouldn't much more. Reasoned Tone here in this country. But where where do we stand right? Now as of this moment Here the dashboard has eighty nine thousand. Two hundred fifty three infected people worldwide. Three thousand forty eight have died. Five thousand three hundred ninety. Four people have recovered. Now let's go to the United States. There are now eighty six cases in the United States of America In the United States of America there are two deaths in King County Washington. There are two people who have recovered in Chicago. There's one in Boston who's recover. There's one in King County Washington recovered. There's one in San Diego recover. There's one in Santa Clara California recovered and there's one in Tempe Arizona recovered. We now have more east of the Mississippi zooming in here we have. Let's see we've got one confirmed case in Madison Wisconsin. Still we've got one new confirmed case in Chicago for three total. Two of the three have been Have recovered there's one in New York City there's one in prayer to in Providence Rhode Island. There's one in Boston Massachusetts. There is one Hillsborough County Florida and there is one in Sarasota Florida Tampa basically There are nationwide. Let me give you the breakdown. Now in San Antonio. There's one confirmed one existing case There's one in Tempe Arizona that is recovered In San Diego there are two recovered one existing in Orange County. There's one confirmed in Los Angeles. There's one confirmed Sandy. San Benito California there are two there are six in Santa Clara California one recovered five existing to in Sacramento confirmed to existing and one in Humboldt County California one existing and in Portland Oregon. There are two. They're still recovering. So there you go that's the. Us Eighty six total cases in the United States of America. Right now there are eighty thousand twenty six in China four thousand three hundred thirty five in South Korea thousand six hundred ninety four nearly nine hundred seventy eight in Iran. Seven hundred five from the diamond princess to fifty-six from Japan one fifteen Germany. One thirty one twenty one. Oh Six Singapore Ninety eight Hong Kong and eighty-six in the US and now there is a report from Anthony Value. Remember anything balcony. The Anthony Balcony Anthony Fauci. And then he foul. He's the head of the National Institutes of health and there was all sorts of he's been censored he's been muzzled. He's not allowed on TV anymore except he was muzzled now in fairness to the media for saying he was muzzled. I do want to be fair here. The president's team at the White House botched the Anthony Falke Withdrawal from the media. Here's what happened and that evacuate supposed to he. He's the head of the National Institutes of Health the National Institutes of of Allergies and disease. He is a brilliant scientist doctor and he is a great spokesman and he was supposed to be on. Tv A lot. At the end of last week the president put Vice President Pinson charge of coordinating everything and the vice. President's office had foul. He cancel all of his appearances on. Tv Some of the last minute will members of the media started buzzing that he was being censored he was being muzzled. He was being taken out. he was being quieted and yes and NO I. I talked to a couple of reporters who have inside knowledge on this and said Yeah. It was very abrupt at the last minute that he was cancelled So clearly they didn't want him on. Tv now what the White House says is that they didn't want him on TV because they wanted to make sure they had a coordinated messages. They had multiple people going on TV. They had the secretary of Health and Human Services. They had this ahead of the Centers for Disease Control. They had anthony FAUCI. They WANNA make sure everybody was on the same page and everyone was talking and these that Falchetti wasn't really muzzled so much as yes he was abruptly cancelled on some shows but it was to make sure everyone was on the same page and everyone was focused on the same things. Here's what Falcon himself said at a press conference and I'm just going to ask him directly about this with regard to the flow of information from the very beginning received a lot of criticism regarding that in particular about Dr Anthony. Couch is wall renowned in contagious diseases. And there were reports out there that he was being Muslim. Can you tell us this? Widely respected expert Dr Out. She will have every opportunity to tell us the truth which is on this question. Because he has because he has had that ability to do virtually whatever's wanted to do and in fact in fact he was never muzzled. Think I can speak you. St Speak to expand my very dishonest question. But that's okay class so let me let me clarify. I have never been muzzled ever been doing this since the administration of Ronald Reagan. I'm not being muzzled bud. Sitting in the situation what happened. Which was misinterpreted is that we were set up to go on some shows and when the vice president took over we said let's regroup and figure out how we're going to be communicating. So I had just stand down on a couple of shows and submit the clearance and when I resubmitted for clearance I got cleared so have not been most of that was a real misrepresentation of what happened. That's from the voucher himself. Telling the media was a real misrepresentation of what happened to him that the vice president suddenly in charge. There's now a a new operating procedure with which to go through. And he just had to go through them and make sure it was okay. It took a little bit of time. But they've authorized to start going back on TV and now he's got a report out in the New England Journal of Medicine This dropped on February twenty eighth. It is not getting a lot of attention yet. This is from Anthony Fauci himself along with Clifford Lane and Robert Reid Feld. They're are all respected doctors They are from the National Institutes of Allergy and infectious disease the National Institutes of Health in sitters for Disease Control and prevention. And I want to read for you. The third paragraph on the basis of a case. Definition requiring a diagnosis of pneumonia. The currently reported case fatality rate is two percent in another article in the New England Journal of Medicine. A particular doctor who he names Reported mortality of one point four percent among a thousand ninety nine patients with laboratory confirmed Cova Nineteen. These patients have a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes now pay attention to this pay attention this is the important part if one assumes that the number of eighty symptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases. The case fatality rate may be considerably less than one percent. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Cova nineteen may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal flu which has a case fatality rate of approximately one tenth of one percent or a pandemic influenza similar to those of nineteen fifty seven and nine hundred sixty eight rather than a disease similar to SARS or murders which have had case fatality rates of nine percent to ten percent and thirty six percent in the case of Moore's respectively the efficiency of transmission for eighty respiratory virus has important implications for containment and mitigation strategies. The current study indicates an estimated basic reproduction rate of two point two which means that on average each infected persons spreads the infection to additional two persons as the authors note in a previous study until this number falls below one is very likely the outbreaks going to continue to spread recent reports of high Bits of the virus early in the course of the disease aroused concern about the increased infectivity during the period of minimal symptoms. Now what does all this mean It is meaning there's more and more evidence out there that a lot more people may have this disease than we know and a lot of people are getting a respiratory distress ailments and think. They've just got colds and they're not going to get a check in so it turns out. This virus may not be nearly as bad as some people thought And so what do you do to prepare for it? How do you be cautious about it? We'll get into that when we come back it. Is Eric Erickson here? The person show if you WANNA call. Mba Program eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. I got asked and I will share with you all I am. I doing any prep or stuff. You know there's a whole subculture in this country. Preparation is really big and talk radio. I've actually declined to do endorsements for I'm really bad at turning down business people WANNA pay me money to tell you to buy food and maybe I should you know why problem is so when I was a kid. My Dad there. There's guy on the radio if you're older than me. You've certainly heard a Paul Harvey and in My House. Growing up noon to twelve fifteen pm was quiet. Time if you breathed audibly you were going to get in trouble. Because my dad had to listen to Paul Harvey Paul Harvey was must listen to Radio From twelve to twelve fifteen every weekday and on Saturdays I believe Paul Harvey would break down the news for. He would do arrest of the story the evening but he would do. The poor news update every day. It was phenomenal. He was overwhelmingly trusted by the American public. One of the most listened to people on radio and and he claimed. I don't know whether he actually did it or not but he claimed that he had a personal relationship with every advertiser he used all the products and services that advertise and I've always felt that way like cable dynamic money that sponsors this program In Chris Burns. Who Fills in for me? Chris Burns Literally. Actually is my financial His firm literally actually is taking my family through financial planning and learning to budget. And all that stuff They they really genuinely are and they're good people and I'm happy to use them. I'm I'm happy to have him and I don't WanNa do advertisements for products and services. I don't believe in in so that leads me to the the proper people came and they wanted to pay me a lot of money to advertise on the program for food. Prep or stuff like no no. I think I'll pass because I'm not going to be a food proper but suddenly this weekend I found myself in food prep remote. In fact on Friday night I went to the grocery store and began to buy some food now. Here's the reason why though my wife has lung cancer And the rates of this disease suggests that she would be vulnerable to it if it were to spread into Georgia particularly in the Middle Georgia. Now she's got lung cancer. I I've got clots in my lungs. Both of us given lung damage would be susceptible so but I didn't go out and buy. I've got a buddy of mine. Who spent over fifteen hundred dollars by non perishable food items stocking his freezer with meat? And I'm like you're nuts. What I've been telling people is what I practice myself Going to buy a few extra items so for example. I bought some extra pasta sauce Couple OF JARS PASTA SAUCE. They don't expire for over a year and a half so they're gonNA get used. I bought a couple extra boxes of Pasta noodles about some extra Kenza are bought a giant bag of rice. It's GonNa get used and in fact I didn't realize my wife already bought a giant bag of rice so then I bought some extra flour. Balsam extra sugar bottle extra years so. I can make bread if we can't go to the grocery store to buy bread for some reason Which I'm GonNa make bread anyway and then beans and corn and Some bags of frozen chicken. That don't expire until next year. So we we're we're stocked up on food that we're going to eat anyway and that's kind of the key. If you're worried about the virus and I'll I'm happy to take your calls on this as well but if you're worried about it just go buy stuff. That's going to last for several months in your freezer on your shelf because this thing is going to sweep through we'll be okay. You just may not be able to go to the grocery store on the day you WanNa go to the grocery store. It is Eric Erickson here. The Ericsson show. 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There is politicization happening And I don't think there's a reason to deny there's politicization happening Here is Katie Pavlik on Fox News regarding no the politicization think. The trump administration has responded to the corona virus and if it continues to tank the markets and hurt the economy fairly or not. Could it hurt the presidents chances for reelection? It certainly has an impact on the campaign trail. But it's also Democrats on the campaign trail respond to it that really matters can they portray themselves as better leaders on this issue than president trump. Who has been in the Brady briefing room twice in the last four days to talk about this issue? He has a president or Vice President. Mike Pence charge of a team of people. Here's a CD director the head of. Hhs talking about these things on a daily basis meeting. They're meeting again today with me here here again. From the President and Democrats to the is out with the fact check today saying that Michael Bloomberg and Joe Biden have been making false statements about the way the president has handled this in terms of CDC funding and so Democrats have to be careful here about not trying to stoke panic for political reasons and the president has a lot to handle in the sense that he has to be able to say. Don't panic go about your lives but also be prepared for this to get worse before it gets better. He does and vice. President Pence was asked about A. What's going on with Chuck Todd and I got some thoughts on this. I want to play for Ya. I WanNa talk to you about after you hear this. Well I will tell you. There's been a lot of irresponsible rhetoric among Democrats and commentator who who is on the left named some name Sir. Well because this is just it just feels like gasline. Please name some names. I'm we're all big big people here name some names. There was a column in the New York. Times that's that via prominent liberal journalists. It said we should rename it. The trump virus that that that is is that applied to all so that the president would be blamed. Chuck visit suppliers began in China. Why take this this? This is not a SISA protect the American people and and when when you see voices on our side pushing back on outrageous and irresponsible rhetoric on the other side. I think that's important. Do you think this rhetoric from your side helps i. I never begrudge people responding to unwarranted unjustified attacks. But I promise you we're going to continue to focus on the mission the president's given this task force and given this government and that is we're going to bring the full resources the federal government to bear and the American people. The American people can be confident that we're going to continue to work this issue. We're going to work with leaders in both in Congress to make sure that not only are federal agencies. Have all the resources they need? But our state and local governments healthcare providers have the resources and the support to provide the care that every American would want remember. Chuck this is about the lives of the American people. Chuck Todd Lag- I. I know in like chuck but I. I think he's in the wrong here by he wants names from the vice president. I I WANNA give you some names. Just so we're we're all on the same page here. No one's denying it LemMe in this regard. Play you Oliver Dorsey. Oliver Darcy is a CNN contributor media reporter. Let's let's listen. What all over. Darcy has to say and one other final note is at Fox. Ironically has been attacking all these other media organizations for supposedly politicizing this This crisis public health crisis. When if you actually watch the channel the only people politicizing. This happened to be on that network. And I think you just saw it with Donald trump junior dorsey from CNN says the only people politicizing this happened to be on CNN. Well we've got Gail Collins from New York Times who says we should call this the trump virus and blame him. You've got Paul Krugman from the New York Times. Doing virtually the same thing and tweeting out. Dow twenty-five thousand exlamation mark as the Dow crashes Then there's John Vera Mindy. He is a Democratic Congressman from California. Well after the National Institutes of Allergy and infectious diseases the national institutes of health the CDC of the Vice President's office push back on the fact that they were not censoring. Anthony Fauci John Gerry. Mindy Win on C. Cbs and said that. Yeah you know. They say they're not but look at what's happening. They've taken him off the airways which wasn't true. He was doing other stuff. That's that that's an issue You've got the media continuing to circulate. Joe Biden go on CNN and say the experts are being silenced. Which isn't actually true. The experts weren't Being silenced you've got the Associated Press that had to do a fact check pushing back on Mir Bloomberg Joe Biden Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer all of whom claiming that the president of the United States canceled funding for the CDC. That's not actually what he did The Associated Press Headline Democrats Distort Corona Virus Readiness Here's the opening paragraph. Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious disease bureaucracy. Isralis and ill prepared for the corona virus threat because of budget cuts and Ham handed leadership by president trump. That's a distorted picture. For starters. Trump has succeeded in cutting the budget over the weekend. The president spoke at CPAC and then in South Carolina and he said that the media blaming him for the viruses a hoax. Dana Millbank for the Washington Post then tweeted out that the president called The the the the spread of the virus itself a hoax that led to some media pushback even against Some people on TV. Where's this clip here that I'm looking for That you had people come on TV and say that the president of the United States is calling the virus a hoax. That's not true Oh I know I. I wound up not getting the clip cut because it was like a ten minute long clip and it was just ridiculous but yeah you had one of the presidential candidates on Bloomberg. That's what it was. It was Bloomberg Bloomberg went on TV and said that the president said the viruses a hoax. And that's not what he said he was actually blaming the media for perpetuating a hoax against the President. You've got the political ran. A headline claiming the president said it was a hoax in fact the political rant a cartoon that showed a man committing suicide when he found out the president's team said they had it under control or the president. The words are got this. The presence teams got this in the man jumps off a ledge after hearing that So don't tell me the media and the Democrats are politicizing it and Chuck Scott a great research team. They should have been able to find these names for him the fact that he couldn't find those names. I think is a little bit depressing that I don't think they even wanted to try. Here's Thomas Chatterton Williams. He's a columnist. For The New York Times magazine he tweets out a picture of the president. With all of these different people praying all the experts included Anthony Fouled. She among others are in there with their heads bowed praying and he tweets Mike Pinson his corona virus. Emergency team praying for a solution. We are so screwed. You Want Media Bias. You want media actually what partisanship. Here are the names. These are the names of the people. These are names of Democrats and members of the media who are politicizing. The spread of the virus saying that only Republicans are doing it. Here's Catherine rampal on on the reliable sources show on CNN. I think so. I think what you're seeing here. Is that Republicans? Right wing media are resorting to the same playbook that they've done with everything else whenever there has been unfavourable Coverage of some kind for their their guy. Donald trump they refer to the Russia scandal as a hoax. They refer to every other previous scandal as a hoax. And that made sense in a way right that if you can convince the public that something is fake news that they can't independently verify maybe they will brush it off as indeed on truth however. I'm not sure that this strategy is particularly potent when we're talking about a public health risk not only because of course. It doesn't lead to the adaptive behavior and we'd just stop there because her voices annoying when it comes to this sort of stuff The fact is that it was a politicized effort by members of the Media and Democrats try to undermine the He he tried to undermine. Here's here's the clip. I did find the clip. It is Bloomberg we did cut it up. This is Bloomberg talking to sixty minutes and Scott pelley. How do you view this emergency I find it incomprehensible that the president would do something as a name as calling it a hoax which he did last night in South Carolina. He said that the Democrats making so much of it is democratic hoax. Virus was a home. This is up to the scientists and the doctors as to whether there is a problem they all around the world say that it is in some places and has enormous potential to become one elsewhere and it is just ignorant an era sponsored to not stand up and be the leader and say we don't know but we have to prepare for the fact that if is we have the medicines and the structure and the knowledge to deal with it but notice how pelly has to because. I mean this is Washington Post Columnists and reporters at political running headlines saying the president referred to it as a hoax and Scott Pelley Good reporter with CBS to push back on Bloomberg who's already grabbed the talking point and claimed the presence of the virus hoax. It's not it's a headline in political among others Doing this here. Here's Eddie Gloss on meet the press so we know he's just uncomfortable handling moments right and we know he doesn't have the capacity or the competent to handle such moments. That's a harsh judgment. Don't know that yet. I A lot of hope on this one we all we WANNA LOOK. I want I want. I want this administration to succeed on this for variety for obvious reasons but we have the evidence is in. We're not just talking about credibility crisis we're talking about a competency crisis and it has. We've all been asking this question. Will they be ready and prepared to deal with a genuine genuine threat a genuine crisis in the country? And IT MAKES. It makes sense to me that we're doubtful. Let me just say this to this. Proves the argument that there's a role for government we've seen over and over again in an attack on big government that it has no useful. This is not efficient. We see the purpose of government now and I think folks need to make that I got a question. Is there anyone in the Latinos? I I actually want to hear from you and I've got a phone number here. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. Is there any one of you out there who doesn't want government who doesn't believe there's a role to play for government who who who thinks that We're we're overstating the case for government. What a Straw man argument that is. I am not aware of anyone who thinks. Hey you know what? Let's just get rid of government altogether. Let's get rid of the Centers for Disease Control Together? Let's get rid of the ability of states to coordinate via the federal government to stop this What a Straw man. Argument is a fake argument to say something like that fascinating that that's where he would go with this that somehow we need bigger room and you know there are what what is it. You want to go for further for the politicization of the corona virus. You've got editorialists out there saying hey this is why. We need government run healthcare. You know the the insurance companies. They're not gonNA pay for the vaccine or the testing. Let me explain to you. People how this works and I mean that lovingly not pejoratively people. You're in Georgia. You're okay let's make this reward. You're in Macon Georgia where I am. There is a virus going around right now. I know because I had it and I was out of work for a couple of days Lost my voice and then my daughter had it in the my son had it There is a virus going around It is Not Upper Respiratory. It's in your lungs in your throat. Your throat gets sore. You feel miserable. You're exhausted. You have no energy you lose your voice and it's been going around for a little while and someone decides they want to go get tested for covert nineteen. There are no. There are no instances of it in Georgia. There's no one who traveled in the immediate area. Here making that would get it and yet people are freaked out about it because of because of all the concerns and they WANNA get tested. Should THEY BE TESTED? And if so should their insurance companies have to cover the test. I would argue. No because they don't fit the profile of someone who may have picked it up and they don't have the size there's a pre existing virus going around and they have all the symptoms of that virus. Just because they're a HYPOCHONDRIAC. Why should your insurance company have to pay for it? Why should your insurance company have the burden burden of it and then comes the issue of the vaccine? Should the insurance company pay for it? As a matter of fact most insurance plans are self insured. Plans in most employers are going to want to pay for the vaccine because it's a lot cheaper long-term then the healthcare recovery costs if you do get sick in fact if we go back to the H. One in one bird flu. That's spread around the United States for a while the most insurance companies. I think every single insurance company in America wound up covering the cost of the vaccine with without the government demanding that they do it because they knew that the cost of long term care with outweigh the cost of the vaccine. So cover the cost of letting everyone get vaccinated. And you won't have to worry about the medical costs of dealing with the fallout and yet you've got Democrats others. Oh we need more. We need socialized over. We need the government the goals we need the insurance companies and the healthcare companies of the corporations. Have this stuff for free. We need a law that make sure they do it. No you don't. They're going to do it because it'll save them. Money Long-term don't tell me. The Democrats are politicized. I do not believe Democrats want a bunch of Americans to die. I do not believe that. And that's where I've got a part ways with Donald trump junior. That's part of what he said but he's absolutely right. They're politicizing it. He's absolutely right. They are trying to drag politics into this. There's absolutely right. They're trying to undermine the president and his team on this and tried to sow distrust dischord against the president. For God's Sakes the political ran a cartoon of a man committing suicide when he found out that the president of the United States and his team quote unquote. They've got this. Don't tell me members of the press aren't politicizing this. The phone number here is eight. Seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five so there's legislation pending in the state. Senate that will allow us here in Georgia to decide if we want to stay standard time daylight saving time West Cantrell from the Woodstock area from North of Atlanta. He's a pastor in member of the State House is pushing legislation to let us decide. I actually want to talk about that a little bit when we come back right now though wanted to take a call from Melvin. Welcome to the program Melvin. Hey thank you very kindly Eric because You helped me whatever we brought in the Corsair for grover. Oh yeah thank you very kindly and I've been trying to reach but anyway I'll I was mentioned into the gentleman was. It's kind of interesting how everybody's as far as the Liberals Politicizing Corona Vars They're blaming president trump etcetera however Being two faced as they are they're leaving our southern borders watch lap open fact memory. Serves me right? Elizabeth Warren even trying to pull money from the border wall For All of this. So it's Kinda like it's Kinda wrong. I guarantee Melvin and thank you very much for the phone call. I I guarantee all of you in fact I wrote this column Newspaper Column last week. I guarantee you that if the corona virus spreads more in this country the media is going to attack the president for not securing the border. You know that's GonNa Happen The the media is GONNA come after the president for not securing the border and You know the other thing that's going to happen is let's say it spreads to the kids in the in the ice facilities the processing facilities. I'm not calling them cages in their processing facilities trying to make sure their with their parents. Try to keep them safe. Let's say the CURL VIRUS SPREADS THERE? Now interestingly enough All of the data at this point suggests if you're under the age of twenty you're not going to get it or if you get it you're barely going to have symptoms. It is the older you get. The worst is the the younger you know. This is the reverse that so the Spanish flu back in. The nineteen teens impacted the young far more than the elderly and this is is the reverse the elderly are far more susceptible to it than the young and but if it spreads in those facilities you know this is going to be yet another issue of the media just blowing this up to attack the president. The president can't win with the stuff. I listen I don't think everything. The president does as good. I think there are things. The president does that are bad. I think the Taliban deal is suspect. And if Barack Obama had done it we would all be outraged in. If I've got time I want to get into that but seriously. The level of of politics by the press on this stuff is absolutely bizarre. And it's unfortunate and it is it crazy people In the media who were desperate to blame the president for anything to help the Democrats and Who will be on this beat for a while? I want to shift gears though when we come back. I'll keep taking your phone calls though. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five and did you know that Jesus had boy parts. Yeah stick around. You're GONNA WANNA hear this. Hello there it is Eric Erickson here. The extent show the full number or want to be part of the program. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five remember. It is E. R. I C. K. And I want to give you some good news here at eleven o seven. Am this Monday morning. The Dow Jones is up three hundred fifty points right now. The Nasdaq is up one. Ten The New York Stock Exchange itself up one hundred twenty eight points. Apple is up fourteen dollars. Right now encouraging. Signs of stuff out there. Yay A. Let's go to the phones out of the gate to celebrate Greg and Marietta. Welcome to the program. Good Morning Eric. Capitals listen to you on the Internet From here in Marietta loved the new show excellent. Thank you Two things related to government one the size of the. Us government is too big. If you think of the economy is a pie the bigger the size of government. The smaller the pie for the small for the private economy. You see with Europe and I will take the American privately driven or semi privately driven healthcare system and then attacking krona virus over the national. I systems of Europe any day that week. I here's your home run. There's your home run. I would you know you look at Italy. Look at France and Europe in West. They're having to do with their nationalized systems in attacking. This they can't be as nimble. I put our capitalist system up against their state controlled any day of the week. Yeah You Greg. Unless you see that in this gets back to the comment from from meet the press this rockin where he says. I just don't understand. Anybody wants a government. The there's no people are opposed to government and this is an excuse for government. Nobody say we don't need government and we don't need coordination but by God let the private sector in this country. Come up with solutions It's going to be American. And frankly Israeli now. There's actually a lot of data out there. It's Israeli and Doctors and researchers and American doctors and researchers working together who are coming up with a solution to the situation. People forget you know. We don't get it highlighted here a lot but just consider in Britain the let me see if I can get into the Telegraph system here. that's the British newspaper The one of the British health experts says It's GonNa get worse and you may see several hundred thousand dead. The Secretary of the cabinet minister in charge of the Department of Health. That you could see a whole bunch of people die as a result of this and scaring people in and the the prime minister saying wait not so fast There has been fifty percent increase in twenty four hours in the UK but that just means twelve people. But here's the thing. This is the thing that people forget. It is a fact that in Great Britain when there is a big flu outbreak. It grinds everything to a halt If you've ever been in Britain during a flu outbreak It is. It is not a place you want to be because it actually spreads The the flu vaccine is not a good Mirror the flu in Great Britain is messy and the healthcare system. In Britain. The National Health Service situation is not a good health service when it comes to pandemic outbreaks in the United States. Were better off now. Part of the reason that people and this by the way this is also WanNa go out of the gate but I might as well. This is one reason. Why for all the Democrats who say we need a Canadian or British healthcare system? Do you know the population difference. Between the United States and Great Britain are orders issued with Canada? There is many people who many people live in Texas as live in Canada in Great Britain is overwhelmingly white and half the size of this country less than half the size of this country and more compact as well. That's one reason for all the fascination that people have this country Bailey. There's there's a sub current of conservatives in this country and they are actual conservatives but they love trains. I've actually got a friend whose wife is more hardcore conservative than him and she will let their kids play with. Trains won't let our kids play with trains. Why because she says that that people's fascination with trains begins at an early age. And you get all these conservatives in the conservative movement in DC who were perfectly fine with the subsidization of of railroads in this country because they fell in love with trains play with them as a gins. Cheetahs want her kids to play with trains. Because you don't want them to fall in love with them and say hey. We should have railroads across the country. You know they're trying to build high speed rail now between Atlanta and Charlotte and Atlanta and Nashville. And they're trying to make the case for high speed rail. Now accept the. The Atlanta to Nashville high-speed rail system won't be high speed rail. You'll be able to take a bus faster to Nashville with stops along the way than you would the the razors body that you've got some real fascination with conservatives out there with the rail system and the reason. The rail system works in France or Germany or or the UK is because those countries are tiny compared to the United States. You drive the interstates in this country or drive the back roads of this country and there is a massive amount of land and it is land that is open and farmed or or park land. You name it. But we've got vast amounts of ruhland through which you could bill railroads but it's way easier to get on a plane and fly from Point A. Point B. in this country. Is We have cars. You know I I've got. I had an uncle when I was a kid. I had an uncle and he was just he was A. I didn't care for him. He was not a nice man He cut off four of his fingers and made them so back on his middle finger. That gives you the the the the the type of person that that my uncle was. I am not making that up. That's a true story. He really did do that. lived in Florida. He was just. He was an odd odd guy. Brilliant brilliant engineer from Georgia Tech But an odd guy and had his middle finger sewn back on after it was cut off because he said that was the winning used but he pointed out one time he had a he worked for a while and Belgium and had a friend come over and was lamenting the the lack of language in the United States and the lack of real in the United States. And how reliant on cars we are in the United States and he made a good point in it has stuck with me forever if you were in If you're in in Georgia pick anywhere you are in Georgia a new dry five hundred miles? Where are you going to be your in Georgia? And you drive. Five hundred miles. Where are you going to be? You know what I'm going to pull up my radar map not because I want to read the radar today. Oh it's raining. Hello there. Is this updated. Yep It's raining north Georgia but I I'm pulling it up because I have this measurement I'm North Bibb County and I'm going to stretch this out to five hundred miles just because I can and there's a method to my madness here if I were to drive from Macon Georgia where I am and I were to go out. Five hundred miles well. Let's see I could be down in towards him I could be in. Miami is five hundred twenty four miles. I could be is in northern Virginia. I can be in West. Virginia I could be in Ohio. I could be an Indiana Illinois. I could be in Missouri or Arkansas. Nobody wants to go to Arkansas and Louisiana in five hundred miles. I could be in any one of those states but every single one of those states is inside the United States of America. I'm not going to a different country and so there is no reason for me to have to learn anything other than English if I live in the United States of America because with the exception of of border states. You'RE NOT GONNA you're not going to go in. And you know heck for that matter if you live in northern Texas and you drive south five hundred miles. You're still in Texas and the same with railroad you you you you get on train in France and you go five hundred miles. You can be in one of a bunch of countries you go in this country. You're going to be in in if you're in Texas you're still in Texas. You've never left Texas. It is disproportionate the same in your wonder. What the heck is he going on about? Trains in railroads and the the point is that we have a bunch of left wing academics in this country who envy Europe and and they think we need to learn a bunch of languages because Europeans do and we need to have have railways. Because Europe doesn't we need to have national health care because Europe does but the reality is you've gone five hundred miles in any direction from where you are right now. Listening to me in the United States. And you're still going to be in the United States with a bunch of English speaking people in a bunch of areas that have a bunch of rural land. You go five hundred miles anywhere in Europe. You're going to be in a different country with a different language Probably in an urban core most of the people in Europe live in urban cores. They do not live in rural areas in this country Fifty five percent of people live in a rural area. It is it is actually a minority of people close to a majority now close but not quite Living in urban areas and majority or minority or majority of people in this country live in rural areas. It's about a fifty fifty split really at this point. When you just for demographics we are completely different. From Europe and our capitalist free-market private sector can respond better than a European style socialist regime. Now why is that? So because they one-size-fits-all socialist healthcare system is designed for the majority and the minority has to conform. That is why in Europe. There is a huge movement among the the climate change People who panicked What is the extinction coalition people? They want everyone to live in cities and the reason they want everyone to live in cities is because you're more easily able to be controlled in a city but also you don't have to get rid of your car is when you move into a city in the you put in transportation systems in the like not the case in this country in this country about half the country lives early in fact you know there was a oh what was it came out Friday evening. It was a report over the weekend. I saw that the problem for the Democrats is less than a third of Americans. Live within fifty miles of a Lululemon apple store or a whole foods and two thirds of Americans live within fifty miles of a Walmart. A Lo's or a tractor supply company and the Democrats increasingly cater their message to people who live close to the whole foods or the apple store. They've totally forgotten about the people who live close to the Walmart or the tractor supply store and they're only advantage in those areas or black voters and they completely ignore black voters in their messaging by and large which by the way is one reason so many black voters turning out to Joe Biden because they remember Joe Biden and they like Joe Biden and Joe Biden had their back as vice president for Barack Obama and the Bernie Sanders is of the world the Elizabeth Warren to the world. In the like they don't they're catering towards rich white people and that sort of stuff actually really matters and black. Voters are responding in kind by voting for Joe Biden but overwhelmingly. The Democratic Party ignores them in favor of the in favor of rich white people who live near a whole foods that is Jiewen -ly unfortunately the situation and the Democrats need to get a clue on that but the rest of us need to get a clue on it as well. That is why So much of this one size fits all stuff that the Democrats talk about. It works well when you're in New York City or San Francisco Los Angeles but it doesn't work well when you're invited me Georgia Valdosta Georgia. Macon Georgia Clarkesville Georgia Role Georgia or anywhere else. Athens Georgia for that matter. It doesn't it doesn't work and we WANNA find solutions to the corona virus in this country. There is a system that works. Well it is called the capitalist Frito prices too by the way. We don't have a very good free enterprise system in this country anymore it is overrun with Chamber of Commerce Kronius. Who WANNA get kickbacks and carve outs for major corporations in Washington. Dc At the expense of small business. We would be better off in this country. If we poured resources into the deregulation of small businesses in the Intellectual Property Reform. In this country that would allow small businesses to compete with big businesses including small medical facilities. Small Medical Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in the trump administration is taking us in the right direction. I don't think as fast as they probably could and should but the reality is this. The solutions for the corona virus are going to be found in the private sector. It's going to be the private sector that manufacturers the vaccine it's going to be the private sector that distributes it it's going to be the private sector that worked with government in a collaborative way. The government itself tends to be too incompetent. If you don't believe me consider the people from the CDC who went to help people get off a plane with highly communicable diseases and didn't dress properly and potentially contaminated themselves. That's not Donald Trump's government doing that. That's the government doing it. It doesn't matter who the president is. The government response in that way incompetently more often than not the private sector behaves more reasonably incompetently. Can I say I'm a little disappointed? The government didn't go with Kung Fu instead of Cova nineteen considering out of China. Now I realize I realize I realize I. It's it's I I know I know I know. There's there's all sorts of stereotyping and bad things and in fact. My Kids said that that she referred to it as Kung fluid at school. One of the teachers got mad and suggested she of course they understand but I just I'm thinking it just sounds better than Kovic. Nineteen Okay Joseph. Going to go to you next. Welcome hey eric good to talk to you thank you. Yeah and I actually. I was courting Asian girl the other day and I made a cove in nineteen joke it. It's like a lead balloon. Bet So help me out anyway. I just wanted to get a quick correction. You just said that The CDC where the guys that inappropriately greeted the people coming back that were infected proper protective gear that was actually the HHS and the State Department that over the CBC. Wh- objected to that. So strongly demanded that their name not be mentioned in any press releases importantly Eric. Hhs that pandemic response groups that we set up for you. Bola trump got rid of it. Why because Obama created in place? We'd be a lot better place man. Yes and no a you know. There's actually an en- kudos to C. N. N. For reporting on this the President got rid of the pandemic task force at the White House because it was expressly designed to look out for Ebola. They reprioritize some of the funding. And in fact were able to draw. I think I read. It seems like five hundred million dollars to the budget they were able to reassign it to the Cova. Nineteen but thank you for that now. You're right the CDC did not want those people coming back into the country and they didn't want the freshly. But I thought it was CDs. I thought the whistle blower said it was. Cdc People get on the plane that's health and Human Services people good Lord. It's still health and Human Services I Joseph I would say though that on the the abolish task force you make a good point. It's a valid criticism but I do think that it's not that they got rid of the pandemic task force within the White House. It's that they move stuff back to health and Human Services and Kudos to Jake Tapper at CNN for pointing out a lot of this stuff that a lot of criticisms from Obama. Staffers was overblown. Because it's not that we got rid of anything to deal with pandemic taskforce. It's that in the Obama Administration. The the president centralized the focus on a lot of these things and with the with the downplaying of validity. Granted fifty is is is. What twenty twenty They decided to move that stuff to the Department of Health and Human Services. I'm GONNA I got. I really thought I read it was the CDC people were on the plane but The It is definitely Joseph one hundred thousand percent right the CDC did not what those people brought back to the United States and the State Department of Health and Human Services overrode the CDC on the idea of bringing infected Americans back to the United States And they shouldn't have done it the CDC was right What I do think is interesting or the number of Democrats who are out there are going after the CDC Because the president has appointed someone to be in charge of it as opposed to leaving the former director. George have you all heard this criticism that they say that the president's head of the CDC isn't as good an expert as what Obama had. Therefore we shouldn't to this guy which is unfortunate. It's like The New York Times columnist today attacking the vice president. The White House released a picture of the vice president praying With the Group of advisers. And I mean these are a. Who's who of people it's not just him in the secretary of Health and Human Services Anthony Foul called the Guy. The media loves it is The expert who the Obama team even praised when it was announced that Donald Trump put her in charge of it. It's all these people. Being praised in this New York Times writer condemns them for praying very much like a a writer for. Vox attacked the White House yesterday. For release of a picture saying it was all men involved. There was no diversity. I'm sorry but I'm I don't know the mind of Kovic nineteen the Kung Fu but. I'm fairly certain that it is not responsive to the idea that Oh my goodness. I'm in trouble now because the White House has a diverse team as opposed to an expert team. You've got people in there. Who are the top experts in their field? They just happened to be men. And you've got Democrats worried about the diversity of the team. That's crazy it's priorities. People Priorities While now sorry we're we're we're having minor technical issue here. I honestly all it when we come back. There's something knows that has leftists. Cotton bothered today. It's whether Jesus actually was a boy. Yeah keep in mind. Yeah we're we're going to go there when we come back. It is Eric. Your accent here. The Yixin show the full number. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five by the way Joseph. If you're still listening I found the article and thank you again. For pointing that out Yes federal workers send help. Us karoly evacuees without proper protection. Whistle blower says it was not people from CDC. It was people from health and Human Services Employees Health and Human Services and the State Department one of these people to come back from overseas these the diamond princess cruise people who were trapped The Centers for disease control were in full gear to protect themselves from getting sick Department of Health and Human Services Employees wore nothing nothing Wow thank you Josie had said. Cdc Joe's Colin corrected me. I appreciate it very much The phone number here. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five reminder. I'll be in Athens Wednesday night at the University of Georgia dog into the College Republicans. Now we've gotTa talk about you know the most important issue of the day here almost blasphemous. Athas conversation with you people. God forgive me. Did Jesus have boy parts? You're thinking will. Yes because he was Circumcised according to scripture on the eighth day as all Jewish boys where he was circumcised Well lay daily beast right around. I'm not I don't want to give her name. I'm not going to provide a link anywhere because all they want is a hacked off Christians to click bait except it's behind a paywall. You've actually got subscribe to the daily beast to see the entire article in the kickoff. Point is the shroud of Turin now. I full disclosure here. I tend to think I I lean towards not being as skeptical of the shroud of Turin of some of my friends. I've actually know a couple of people who have been lifelong researchers of the shroud of Turin and they think it is very plausible. That it is authentic. Now it if you believe that you will find ways to justify it and if you don't you'll find ways to not justified there was a test years ago. There was a carbon dating test of the shroud of Turin. And it tested as the fabric came from the sixteenth or seventeenth century. Now here's a problem with the test. As the as the experts of the shroud will point out The area of the shroud that was tested. was fabric that had Actually was documented to the shroud got caught up in a fire was damaged in some such and and they re threaded part of it and the area that the fabric was tested came from that area and so it would have been the sixteenth or seventeenth century but the things that cannot be explained including that test is that they have found. Paulin that dates back to The started them the first Millennia Dates back to the Roman Empire area in Judea so even though people have said maybe this is a scam from Italy From the sixteenth or seventeenth century there is a pollen organic matter trapped in the fibers. That is from First Century Judea so Howell. The scammer did that. I know well knows I I look again I I got plenty of researchers out there who really do think something happened. And and they're they're experts in it. They have all sorts of stories will. What are the things is? They've they've their re scanning the Shroud. In reese canning the shroud. They have discovered that. If you look closely enough you can actually see from the side of where the hands are folded. A little you can you can. You can get a side glance of boy parts. I'm trying to be delicate here. We're talking about our Lord and the shroud of Turin any of it yet. It appears if you are under under updated scanning and high resolution of the shroud of Turin. Yes There's there's a little bit of boy parts that can be seen Behind the hands that are folded and some writer at the daily beast has decided that this is so awkward. Some writer of the daily beast is basically decided to write How can we be sure Jesus was a boy now? What I find fashion about this and this is where I wanna go. We live in a day and age. Where if you suggest that boys are boys and girls or girls and you cannot change. You're considered an anti Trans Bigot and in fact You are supposed to be able to pick your gender if you're a boy and you decide you're a girl will then by God your girl and if you're a girl and you decide you're a boy will then by God your boy. It doesn't matter and this leads us unfortunately into some very difficult in awkward positions. Because there's a story that is out today of an eighteen year old student. Who In rhinelander Wisconsin Austin Sour was arrested Thursday for fourth degree? Sexual assault child enticement and exposing his genitals to a child in a gender neutral bathroom. They set up. The gender neutral bathrooms so that those who decide that they're boys and girls or girls who wanna be boys can go in and this guy's in there and apparently exposed himself to a a girl and actual girl in the gender neutral bathroom and and we're in this world now where the left thinks nothing having a grown men who decide. They're women going into the girl's bathroom and making things awkward. You've got a grown men competing in women's athlete lap events because they're not good enough to be in the men's events but they can beat the women and the women's events and now here comes the daily beast rider. Say even though the shroud of Turin. Which may or may not be authentic may or may not be a forgery. Clearly shows that the the the Jesus had boy parts that did Jesus really did the real Jesus first of all. It's notable that we've got a daily beast rider determining that actually Jesus existed. We should at least praise for that. But how do we know Jesus identified as a boy seriously? We live in a day and age where you would. I get to decide whether or not we're a boy or girl. But the Lord God himself who identified as a male. The left isn't ally won't allow him to do it so everybody gets to pick their gender except for God and we gotTa let left wing progressive ideologues decide whether or not God is actually a boy or girl when he himself said he's a boy he came to Earth as a boy. It is not disputed Jesus was a man and yet was he really. Didn't he get in touch with his feminine side? Jesus wept you know. It really is just just just infuriating to me that we go there with the left. I mean it's like every every major figure in history now is gay mean. It was Abraham Lincoln Gay Alexander the Great and and on and on it goes. The left is very convinced that every significant person was was gay in history. We've got a revise history to to account for people sexuality We've got a now revised the Bible to decide whether or not Jesus is a boy or girl man. There are this world And there's a relevant angle here beyond this it is Click Bait. It is a Click Bait. Agenda-driven press that is designed. This is why I'm not linking to it and I'm not mentioning the author's name because I don't want you to go easily. Find this to to do because I don't want you to send them traffic. You should know that it's out there. You should know what they're doing. But you should also know that that in part is the the advance of this ridiculous social agenda but it is also in part The advance of the idea that That they gotta have cliques and they got outrageous things for example. There was a report over the weekend on Saturday night. It hit the wires I actually told no. It was Friday night which Friday night after my second show. It hit the wires that there are eleven more confirmed cases of Corona virus in San Antonio Texas. There's a problem. Do you know what those eleven cases are. They're not contrary to what the media said. Eleven new confirmed cases showing the virus spreading in San Antonio Texas. That's the way the media took it. No it was eleven people who were already quarantine by the United States government on the belief that they would get the corona virus because they had been in a group of people who had the curl virus but the media left that out the media decided to rush the story that eleven people had the curl virus in San Antonio proof that it was spreading and people were in a panic and circulating the story in no it was eleven. People already quarantined. No one knew had gotten it. They were already expected to test positive. But if they told you all of that would you have clicked on the story? Would you have clicked on the story? Had they said the actual story. I I don't think you would have in more and more. That's the problem with the media. Is that they've got to get you to click the story like for example. The political I took a screen shot of this. I should be able to find it. Real quick on my phone The political headline yes. Here's the headline trump rallies conservatives in drops charges of a CORONA VIRUS HOAX. That's the politico headline for a story and the media. I picked up the story and started pushing the story that the president was accusing the F. Saying that the curl virus was a hoax that it wasn't real and that's not what the president said in any way shape or form that is not what the president said what. The president of the United States said is that the media and Democrats blaming him for the spread of it was a hoax. And you've never known that edge. You just read the standard stories. This is a real problem in this country When we need to be able to trust the media and let me go full circle to the very beginning to the show here if you if you subscribe to my my sub stack newsletter. You've got linked to the story. I want to read you a story And it's from Smithsonian magazine in. Its from two thousand seventeen and it's about the Spanish flu how the horrific nineteen eighteen flu spread across America. The toll of history's worst epidemic surpasses all military deaths in World War One world war combined and it may have begun in the United States. Let let me read you the beginning of this Haskell County Kansas lies in the southwest corner of the State near Oklahoma and Colorado in nineteen eighteen. Sod houses were still common barely distinguishable from the treeless dry prairies. They were dug out of. It had been cattle country. A now bankrupt ranch wants handled thirty thousand head but haskell farmers also raised hogs which is one possible clue to the origin of the crisis. That would terrorize the world that year. Another clue that the county sits on a major migratory flyway of seventeen bird species including sandhill cranes and mallards scientists. Today understand the bird. Influenza viruses like human influenza viruses can infect hogs and when a bird virus a human virus infect the same pig sell their different genes can be shuffled and exchange like playing cards resulting in a new perhaps especially lethal virus. We cannot say for certain that would happen in nineteen eighteen in Haskell county but we do know that an influenza outbreak struck in January and outbreak so severe that although influenza was not a reportable disease local physician named lowering minor the largest imposing man graph player in local politics who became a doctor before the acceptance of germ theory of disease but whose intellectual curiosity kept abreast of scientific developments. Went to the trouble of alert in the. Us Public Health Service. The report itself does not exist any longer but it stands as the first recorded notice anywhere in the world of the Spanish flu. The local newspaper confirmed something. Odd was happening. Ms Eva van. All Stein is sick with pneumonia. Route Lindemann is still quite sick. Homer Moody's been reported quite sick Pete Hesters. Three children have ammonia misses. J Cox very weak yet Ralph. Mcconnell has been quite sick this week. Burton the youngest son of of Ernest. L You too sick with pneumonia most everybody over. The county is having La- gripper pneumonia. Several haskell men had been exposed to the influence Windy Camp Funston and in Central Kansas Days. Later the first soldier known to have the Spanish flu reported ill. A huge army base was trained men for World War Two and within two weeks a thousand one hundred soldiers added and it spread from there and one of the things that this author goes on to talk about. That is quite fascinating is Woodrow Wilson. Wilson ordered the Sedition Act and Congress passed it he demanded. Let me read. You will woodrow. Wilson demanded the spirit of ruthless brutality. Enter into the very fiber of the national life. He created the Committee on public information which was inspired by an advisor. Who wrote this truth and falsehood or arbitrary terms the force of all an idea lies in its inspirational value. It matters very little if it's true or false at Wilson's urging Congress passed the sedition. Act Making it punishable with twenty years in prison to quote utter print write or publish any disloyal profane scurrilous or abusive language about the form of government of the United States or to urge incite or advocate any curtailment of production in the country of anything or things necessary or essential to the prosecution of the war government posters advertisements urged people to report to the Department of Justice. Anyone who spreads pessimistic stories cries for peace or Belittles. Our effort to win the war and against this. The influenza outbreak began to spread and public health officials determined. They needed to keep morale up so they began to lie early in September of nineteen eighteen. A navy ship from Boston carried influenza to Philadelphia where the disease erupted in a Navy Yard. The city's Public Health Director Wilmer Cruz and declared he would confine the disease to its present limits. And in this we are sure to be successful. No fatalities have been recorded. No concern whatever is felt the next day to sailors died and then said the disease will decrease the next day. Fourteen sailors died and the first civilian and it kept going by September. Twenty six influence. Ed spread across the country. So many military training camps were beginning to look like The Navy Yard. The army had to cancel. Its nationwide draft call in Philadelphia. There was massive numbers of death. Hundreds of thousands of people died at its worst in the epidemic. Seven hundred fifty nine people died in Philadelphia in one day. More than twelve thousand Philadelphians died and six weeks and the press continued to insist. It was no big deal. Everything was fine and so did the government and so what does this guy say at the end fascinating read? The whole thing was Fassi but this is what he says in my view the most important lesson from the Spanish flu outbreak of nineteen eighteen. To tell the truth though the ideas incorporated into every preparedness plan I know of its actual implement. Implementation will depend on the character. Leadership of the people in charge as a crisis erupts. And this is a concern. The left has about the president because the president does it always give accurate information but this should also be a concern. We have with the media that is way more willing to spread partisan talking points from the left and be dishonest. When it comes to the present we have a lack of trust in this country. You don't know who to believe. And so we have a virus that is breaking out the data suggesting it may not be as bad as we first thought but still bad with high numbers of Italians particularly the older you go and no one knows where to get information or who to believe because there are very few people in this country anymore who are really willing to tell us the truth and you've also got this propaganda spin within the government now. We don't want people to panic so we're not going to tell them how bad it is. But also in the media telling people you must panic because Donald Trump's in charge and it leads to an era of confusion. We're the truth is a casualty of everybody's partisan plot and that is unfortunate. Oh dear This is The mayor of San Antonio has released a statement a tweet today. We learn the Centers for disease control mistaken mistakenly released a patient from the Texas Center for Infectious Disease. Who later tested positive for covert nineteen the value of the CDC allow the public to be exposed to a patient with a positive covert? Nineteen reading is on acceptable Well okay here's the thing you'll the government's GONNA screw this up we might as well be prepared but If we believe Anthony Falcon the media assures us we should believe Anthony Fauci. I go back to his Pc's got the New England Journal of Medicine that we when we actually take into account The number of people who are getting infected not reporting it and we may actually see a far less severe Cova nineteen than what we originally thinking. And you know this makes. It's how many of you when you get sick. How many of you report it to your doctor. When you get the flu now in the age of Tamiflu I guess to some degree. This is a little different. People will call the doctor to get Tamiflu but a lot of people when they get the Flu. They suck it up. They know they got the flu and they stay home for weaken their miserable and they get better and they don't call the doctor they don't go to the hospital so they're not reported and that's why ultimately when you look at the flu we actually look at the people who get medical care and whatnot. I believe the rates about two percent mortality but the overall rate is a tenth of a percent and we're looking at with covert nineteen. It is a a right now. Globally three point four percent mortality rate. And it may wind up being less than that with people. So there's no reason to panic. Just be prepared honest to goodness washing your hands and not touching your face actually works. This virus spreads. It doesn't get absorbed through your skin. Goes through your nose your mouth and so you don't touch your face you don't get near your face you'll let people call on you. You're fine and by the way wearing. A mask is acquitted. Stop you from getting the masks to be worn by sick people to prevent them from expelling germs from their mouth So don't overreact. Comb del relaxing. Enjoy the media slugfest with the president this week is going to be messy messy when it comes to the media and trump hating each other. I guarantee you that.

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#EERS S9 Ep24: The Great Sanders Freak Out

The Erick Erickson Show

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#EERS S9 Ep24: The Great Sanders Freak Out

"Good Morning Welcome. It is Eric Erickson here. The Erik Erikson show across the state of Georgia. The phone number eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine nine seven. Three seven four to five I want you to know out of the gate That I love instagram. INSTAGRAM is the one social media platform platform. I actually enjoy. You can follow me on instagram. At E W Erickson and I want you to know I follow a number of you I I follow back listeners. Some Not not the ones who just put up means by the ones who actually are normal people. I follow them and I want you to know I hate everyone of you. Who put up pictures of the snow over the weekend? I hate your guts. Just need you to know this out of the gate that I hate you. All I got it was raining in in in Macon and it was snowing. All my friends up in north Georgia these beautiful pictures of snow. MMA Buddy Ryan texting me pictures of plane with his kids in the snow. I hate him. I hate at you all who had snow this weekend. It was amazing. I mean our weather needs storage. Zine it was in the seventies and then it starts snowing. And then it's in the fifties and the sixties. It can't make up. Its mind. We've got a schizophrenic weather cycle here now nonetheless. I I I will endeavour to move on with the news. There's a lot of news And the the should begin with I I want to begin with a Meta commentary if you will a commentary on the commentary of what's happening right now because as you are undoubtedly aware orangemen bad The this has become the standard in the media where anything anything. The president does is bad for example in this is somewhat funny. A about three weeks ago. There was a running commentary theory on the social media platform twitter about brutal USC architecture. Now if you don't know what brutal is architecture it's it it is not the word. Brutal architecture is not meant to describe that the architecture is brutal or harsh but in fact. That's what it is if you were the. FBI building looks like in Washington DC. That's brutal Est.. Architecture or a very eastern European Soviet style architecture architecture it is sterile at as cold as blackie It's it's not an attractive architecture. Style and it is widely regarded as an architectural mistake. Georgetown in any of you who are familiar with Georgetown University. Georgetown University has a beautiful beautiful building and they hired the architect to design Georgetown University Library and the library was done as a replica of. It's beautiful building but it was done in in the the library was done a brutal EST interpretation and it is one of the ugliest buildings on planet earth so the president of the United States issues an executive order last week now again three to four weeks ago. It was one of the very very few things that you could find on a bipartisan basis. On social media it was agreed upon by people on the left and n people on the right that federal architecture needs a makeover. It's like Catholic churches in the seventies after Vatican into my Lord People. Have Y'all seen Catholic. I it is. It's crazy to me in this ongoing Email exchange with friends of mine who were Catholic on the collapse of Catholic architecture after Vatican two now. I'm not Catholic but I do pay attention to these things but you go out and you got got these these just weird churches there though the weirdest designs in it all came out of the sixties and the seventies when and when people want instead of instead of building a cathedral or or a church where you go in and you're overwhelmed by the beauty in you you feel a sense of all it's it's garbage. It's absolute garbage. They should terrible down And and start over with something. That's actually pretty but nonetheless. So bipartisan partisan bipartisan support. Trust me there's a point here. Bipartisan support three weeks ago. On the idea that the federal government needs to to do something about its architecture that we need to get beyond brutalism architecture. The the international standard architecture and air revert to some level of architecture that has a shared sense of history in it so the president of the United States late last week issues an executive order that from here on out all federal buildings need to conform to a neoclassical style of architecture. That resembles that which are founders would have appreciated in the designs of Washington in DC. If you go to Washington DC You'll see what we what I'm talking about here. What the president means? Is You walk down. Pennsylvania Avenue you have some beautiful beautiful beautiful buildings done in a neoclassical style a Greco Roman style if you will and then you get the FBI building in. It's garbage in a couple of these other federal buildings or just absolute garbage coach so the president of the United States issues and executive order. Saying you gotTa do this and again three weeks ago every single person except for one troll roll somewhere in San Francisco was in widespread agreement that something needed to be done. So the president doesn't it. Oh orange mad bad suddenly. There's a defensive brutal scarf protect you from the very people who are condemning. It three weeks ago you got manappl- or what did you know you know the idiot New York Times editorialist aerialist whose who sat there with with Pete Buddha Jr in the editorial board meeting and claim that Buddha judge was behind a price-fixing scandal and Canada. Because boot `age edge worked for McKinsey Consulting McKinsey Consulting. Did outside work for this Canadian company that Buddha had no idea about in Jesse says that's Bull Beep to the guy and the guy's this point this is the same guy by the way who was outraged that LSU would give it students the day off after after the championship game and now he's in defensive brutalism architecture. It's just terrible that Donald Trump would have standard but this this gets to a larger issue. Here there is absolute rage in Washington. DC over the ouster of Alexander von men from the National Security Council in the White House rage rage of Achilles rage. Here's Jake Tapper Talked about this with Rick Santorum on CNN over the weekend do not worry it will be fine for telling the truth. And why do you have confidence that you can do that. And Tell your dad not to worry because this is America. This is the country I've served served and defended That all my brothers have served and here right matters that that was lieutenant. Colonel Alexander Van Minh testifying the president's impeachment hearing about the difference between his father's Soviet Union and American democracy on Friday vin. Men was fired along with his twin brother other and another key impeachment witness ambassador to the EU Gordon. Simul let's discuss Senator Santorum let me start with you. Some Republican senators were urging the president not to fire John John Lennon addition. Susan Collins of Maine said that doesn't favor any retaliation but we're clearly seeing some retaliation. We'll look the person has a right to have people around him that are. He's comfortable with and support boredom and obviously these people have done things to lose the president's faith in them. The prison has the right to do these things. Where should I shouldn't have done? That's a question I I certainly as a president wouldn't want people around me who don't support what I'm trying to accomplish and it seems like tickly in the case of been but that's the case you know in the level of meltdown by Democrats over this. If Barack Obama had someone in his White House who is leaking to undermine him you and I both know the media would be defending the ouster of this person and before you say will break. Obama would've never done anything like this. Let let let's remember that. The Internal Revenue Service under Barack Obama investigated and targeted Conservative Tea Party groups in two thousand ten eleven and twelve and stalled getting their five a one c three status or their Five Oh one C. Four status. Because They Lois Lois Lerner and others within the IRS believed that they would undermine the president or they would attack the president they would go after the president you have an Inspector General saying that the IRS arrests Members of the IRS knowingly ignored the rules of the IRS to engage in partisan retaliation against these groups. Can you imagine if there who was a leaker at the IRS. The media would be encouraging. Barack Obama fire that person. The problem I'm here is the moral relativism of both sides. You know eight. I continue to believe Donald Trump should have never had that phone call The way he had it with Ukraine's president it was bad. Had he not had any he would've gotten impeach you know in the same way just exercise a little bit of self control and not fire James Comey. He would've never had the Mueller investigation. Now that being said it's pretty clear that called me was a hack can should have been fired You Know Hillary Clinton had fire James Comey though the media would have said it was deserved if she were president. And that's the problem here. There's a moral relativism on on both sides. Where if our side does it? It's virtuous at the other side. Does it. It's a sin as opposed to saying this is right and this is wrong. And if it's right for one side is is right for the other side and if it's wrong for once is wrong for the other side but we're not allowed to go there anymore. God help us. We're not allowed to go there a now. You've got the the Democrats falling over themselves to say that Donald Trump is a king. He's a dictator at. Its will never be able to remove. I gotta ask just as an aside how many Democrats brats are going to get to November in say. Well Guess I'm not going to go vote. He's a dictator. They told me King now. I can't get him out of the office so why bother to go. I mean I. I don't think it's going to be significant numbers but I do wonder to. Some agree particularly with the democratic melted. Oh we will get to the Democrat. Meltdown that's happening right now over the field my goodness they are in absolute panic mood after the good week the president had last week but no seriously how many people are going to decide that. Oh my goodness gracious This man's dictator now. Then we're never going to be able to remove officers. Just throw their hands up in in in in politics it makes you wonder. Hey listen. I don't think it's going to be a significant number but when you have mainstream stream media talking heads saying this is a dictator now. There's nothing we can do. Some people are GONNA lose hope other people. Of course you're going to get violent. A uh-huh in Florida in Jacksonville. Florida a blonde haired Blue Eyed Neo Nazi looking type. Well it would be if he was doing this to Democrats but because he's doing it to Republicans. No no ran a van through a Republican voter registration. Didn't if this was just just. Let's play hypotheticals. Hypothetically Stacey Abrams fair fight does voter registration. Drive and a blonde on haired blue eyed dude and a van runs through the tent. where the doing voter registration drive? What do you think the media reaction would be how how many days of coverage would get but it was a progressive activist who did it to Republicans skins? So we're not getting a ton of media coverage are we know we're not and we're not because there is as a partisan indifference to these sorts of stories and that partisan difference comes from the fact that they are hypocritical and and they give sympathy to the left and they ignore facts. That might embolden people on the right. There is a moral relativism. Awesome on both sides. I mean let's be honest. The let's let's flip this over on the other side. If Barack Obama head made a phone call to Ukraine's president and said investigate Ivanka trump and donald trump. You who are listening right now. Notting along with me would be beside yourself with rage and what the president impeached. That's just the reality of it. Each side believes its own side virtuous in the other side vein at fault. But that's not the situation we're dealing in with right now we we can do all the what about scenarios we need to but that's not the situation we're dealing with right now. We're dealing with the situation of this president and I have said repeatedly he shouldn't have done that phone call. I don't think it was impeachable but I do think it was wrong and I wouldn't think it was impeachable. Barack Obama did it but I would continue to think it was wrong but just by virtue of saying it's wrong you there will be rally the flag contenders for this president. Who will be outraged with me for saying saying that that it was wrong? He shouldn't have done it And in there will be democratic partisans outraged that I don't think it's impeachable but if the shoe on the other foot and I said it was wrong. A lot of the Republicans upset with me for saying it was wrong for the president to do. It would be cheering me on. I said it was wrong for Obama to do it but but excoriating me for saying it's not impeachable. We're in an age of more relativism. And there's a lot of nonsense out there in the media of course is so biased in has no sense of history that means I am old enough to remember Barack Obama telling supporters to take guns tonight fights and the media was comfortable with his rhetoric. I am old enough to remember. Joe Biden telling black voters that Mitt Romney would put them back in chains in the media. Turtle Blind I. I am old enough to remember Barack Obama telling Hispanic voters that Republicans were their enemies in the media said nothing. I am old enough to remember Barack Obama lying and telling people if they like their doctor they could keep their doctor. And the media defended Him and assailed Sarah Palin for saying it was ally and even politic fact came out and said that he was telling the truth and then had his eight with the lie of the year. oops my bad got it wrong. We made the mistake of believing him. The media gave him a pass. I am old old enough to remember the Obama Administration giving guns to Mexicans in fast and furious and getting an American border patrol agent killed. And I'm old enough to remember the Obama administrations. IRS Investing Harassing Tea Party groups. The media turned a blind date all of this they gave a pass to all of it and now suddenly they think that Donald Trump is uniquely bad uniquely terrible. His voters are uniquely. Violent in his rhetoric is uniquely violent because they were sleep for eight. Years is the only thing I can imagine. Does this so much of the anger and rage about Donald trump firing Alexandrovich adleman. You and I both know during well that if Brock Obama had done that the the media would be giving him a pass on. And that's why I can't be ridged. I don't blame the president for wanting to reassign people he didn't fire him. They reassigned him out of the White House. And I don't I don't blame them for doing so. It is clear that this administration uniquely if there's one unique thing about it has a bunch of holdovers from the Obama Administration careerists who are partisan lean to the left who hate this president and undermining and he has every right to clean the White House of these people and move them to other places this and the fact that the media is upset about it is really the media is upset because their sources the leakers are being reassigned. It is twenty six after the hour for it. Is Eric Erickson here. The Ericsson show across the state of Georgia. I hope you guys had a great weekend. Those of you with snow. I'm deeply deeply jealous awesome. I'm trying not to hate but I may have to give in to send so I did the NPR event on Friday night. Okay Kit. Can we be honest here. Can we have a heart to heart for just fringe here so I did. The Drove over to Birmingham. I I literally so I did this. Show live in then and I had to prerecord by evening show and then get in the car. Drive Birmingham had tornadoes. You know that storm came through a Thursday where we did so much rain coverage on Thursday. We'll in Birmingham. There were There were tornadoes in so they had a part of the interstate between Birmingham and shut down. I had to take back roads to get over. There still made it plenty plenty of time and then I did the event and I got out of there. It was like eight thirty nine. I thought good grief. I'm just going to drive home. I had a hotel room but it was right by a hospital all in so there were ambulances and I'm like on the fourteenth floor in the ambulance is still so loud in the hotel room. I'm never going to sleep here so I drove back to making I got back to making it like to forty five in the morning and then slept until eleven and then ran errands. I I WANNA take my wife down the MT down in Hopkinsville that great butcher shop. They've got if you've never been down there talked about the last week But didn't but okay. So here's the it was a fun event I it was an. NPR are Corporation for public broadcasting. Event it'll be I think they're gonNA show clips of it on pbs they'll air clips of it on NPR stations around the country at at some point later this this year it was on a people on different sides of the I'll be able to engage with each other in conversation and find things that matter in life and ultimately what you find fin