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Fresh "Reagan" from Chris Plante
"People under the age of 50 take the Fizer shot instead because of the small risk of rare blood clots. He AstraZeneca vaccine not available in the U. S. Traffic and weather. Next with Meryl Guided investing. You have the option to work with an advisor revel low cost a minimum Get started at Merrill edge dot com slash investing goals. Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner and Smith incorporated both the registered broker dealer and investment adviser member as I P c W e mail, traffic and weather Steve Hirschorn in the headed carpet cleaning traffic center rather Beltway. The outer Loop is pretty slow from 95 in college Park into the work soon after New Hampshire Avenue before University Boulevard, blocking the right lane, 66 eastbound is slow from That Lee Street to the Beltway and that delay continues on eastbound 66 inside the Beltway where they're working right before Route seven. Blocking the left lane. I 95 in Virginia South bound on this Friday, Expect to find that slow from one in Woodbridge down toward the Occoquan working both ways on to 70 Days. 28 in the local lanes now from garage door repaired calm. The W M A L Storm Watch. Seven forecast Mostly cloudy and breezy today with the high of 63. It is 51 at Reagan National. I'm John.
Republicans Work to Rebrand GOP as Party of Working Class
"Donald trump brought more working class voters into the republican party than any other president since ronald reagan now. Republicans are trying to figure out how to keep them. The working class vote will be crucial in next year's midterms. Here's npr congressional correspondent. Susan davis in the last decade. The biggest growth in the republican coalition has been white voters without a college degree along with some growth with similarly educated black and hispanic voters. that's why republicans. Like indiana congressman. Jim banks believe the only winning path forward for the gop is to fully reimagined itself as the party of the working class and if republicans want to be successful as a party when the majority in twenty twenty two win back the white house and twenty twenty four. I think we have to learn lessons that donald trump taught us now to appeal to these voters. Banks is the chairman of the republican study committee but conservative faction in the house. long rooted. in small government low taxes and social conservatism. He recently sent a six page memo to house. Minority leader kevin mccarthy making the case that republicans need to refocus their agenda. Almost entirely on working class appeals for banks. This means tougher immigration laws cracking down on china big tech and perhaps most provocatively for republicans corporate america for too long the republican party said into the narratives that republican party was party of business or the party of wall street. Republicans are increasingly comfortable attacking corporations these days. That's a lot easier for them. After wall street donors gave more to joe biden. Major companies halted political donations to republicans who objected to electoral college results on january six and is companies take more liberal positions on controversial issues like georgia's new voting law senate minority leader mitch. Mcconnell last week issued a rare verbal rebuke of companies that oppose the law. Warning if you will to corporate america's to stay out of politics. It's not what you're designed for.
Fresh "Reagan" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Covert 19 vaccine, visit, vaccinate dot Virginia dot gov or call 877 vax in via Jack Taylor, deputy T o P traffic and that a storm team four meteorologist Matt Ritter, mostly cloudy for today, blustery and chili, with a stray shower possible from time to time highs in the upper fifties to low sixties and partly cloudy overnight. Tonight, Briskin cold winds will be diminishing before morning lows will range from the upper thirties, the low mid forties where tomorrow Saturday mix of clouds and sun brisk and cool highs in the low sixties. Sunday. Mostly cloudy chance of a shower. Still cool highs in the low sixties. Scattered showers on the way for Monday. Otherwise mostly cloudy highs in the low sixties. I'm store Team four meteorologist Matt Ritter. All those clowns haven't arrived. Yet. It's sunny and pretty this morning 48 at Reagan National Airport and 47 degrees outside of our studios. This is w t. O p your source for today's top news, traffic and weather always connected and constantly updated. W T o p. Never miss a moment. W T O P s top news is brought to you by van Meter Homes Find a home. That's right for you at Van Meter Homes calm. Good morning. I'm John Aaron. And I'm Joan Jones. Teddy Gilman is our producer. Just ahead. We'll get the latest from Indianapolis, the site of a mass shooting overnight. Eight people have been killed. Friends and family gathered for a vigil to run. Member, two men killed by a Pentagon police officer. I'm John Doman. The White House now says that U. S intelligence can't strongly support allegations that Russia paid bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan. It's 8 31. CBS News Special Report. Nine people are dead in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, including the gunman who police say killed himself. Employee Jeremiah Miller says he heard several shots before he saw someone with an automatic rifle. Initial.
Reagan National Airport northern Washington DC noise study to be released
"If you live near an airport, you know what it's like. You hear that noise constantly. Well, an online meeting this evening might shed some more light on what can be done to reduce noise near one of our area's airports. If you're concerned about airplane noise north of D. C. You may soon get some answers. Findings from a community questionnaire and newly proposed changes to flight patterns north of Reagan National Airport will be discussed for the first time outside of the committee test was studying the area. The aircraft Noise mitigation Study meeting starts at seven. It will be hosted by Montgomery County, Maryland. Council member Andrew Andrew Freed's Freed's in in and and Arlington Arlington County County Board Board member member Libby Libby Garvey. Garvey. Find Find more more information information on on how how to to Join Join and and listen listen to to the the discussion discussion at at w w t t o o p p dot dot
Fresh "Reagan" from Mornings on the Mall with Brian Wilson
"Third Street Tunnel North bounder slow from Massachusetts Avenue up to New York Avenue. I'm Bobby Laurie. Now from grass Story Paradigm come the W M a l seven news forecast. Today. We're cool. With a side of wind. It's going to turn blustery, headed up to 62 with intervals of clouds and sunshine for Saturday, less win will be starting out partly snotty, so pretty sunrise. So enjoy a weekend in the mid sixties. Can't rule out an isolated little pop up shower For Sunday? I'm seven news meteorologists Veronica Johnson from the store, Right. Seven Weather Center right now, it is 38 in Stafford 44 in Hyattsville, 46. At Reagan National. I'm John Matthews on one. Oh 5.9 FM washing In small W m A L. Now Washington mornings on the mall. 7 37 on Friday morning. Joining us in one hour, Bretton, spare from the Fox News Channel with political news of the day will kill catches up in where what we can expect in the coming week. I am Mary Walter here with someone else from the fox. Michelle Jo Konta is with.
Washington DC Reagan National Airport noise study to be released
"The latest studies on airplane noise north of Reagan National Airport will be released during a virtual meeting tonight. It will be the first time that anyone outside of those tests was studying airplane noise north of the airport. We'll see newly proposed changes to the way that planes come and go. Montgomery County, Maryland. Council member Andrew Freed Sin and Arlington County Board member Libby Garvey are hosting the Reagan National Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study meeting. The results of a community questionnaire will be released, as well as the newly drafted national approaches that were developed based on studying that
Breaking Down U.S. Spending During The Pandemic
"The trillions of dollars that the biden administration wants to pump into the economy signal. The return of big government. I put this question to zachary carter. Who wrote a book called the price of peace. It's about the economist. John maynard keynes and the ideas that underpin our current understanding of what government's responsibility is in a time of crisis. Carter told me it's not really about big government versus small government anymore. It's about how the money is spent. There's always been at least over the last seventy five years if fairly large government but since the nineteen nineties there has been a different consensus about how we should organized that government with democrats moving closer to sort of the reagan conservative republican understanding about how how the state should be organized. And i think president. Biden's been pretty clear about wanting to turn away from that. He's hanging portrait. Fdr in the oval office. That's something new. So i think the size of the government is sort of a rhetorical issue. The real shift here is where the focus of that. Government is is directed.
Greenwood Genetic Center on Epigenetics
"I guess they are front. Greenwood genetic center. Dr louis and kelly walden rate is an assistant director in greenwood's molecular diagnostic laboratory and kelly is greenwood's director of diagnostic development and h net counselor by training. Welcome to the show guys. It's fantastic to have john. Thanks for having us. Thank you so a lot of genetic counselors. If they're listening they know greenwood for their visual aids. I think that's what greenwood is most popular for. But could you give us a little more background and tell us about the other division of green genetic center. That people may be less familiar with kelly. Did you want to start us out of just giving background information. So the green which genetic center is a nonprofit organization We do have four divisions we have our clinical division said they see patients across the state of south carolina. We have our research. Division focused on functional studies setting the causes of autism birth defects intellectual disability. Our education division. They provide programs across the state from middle school. High school all the way up through our medical genetics training programs and then are gonna collapse. I agree with diagnostic labs. We have cited genetics molecular and biochemical testing. And so in this episode we are focusing on epigenetics and really exploring what happy. Genetics is testing four. Bg that conditions for those. That may not understand like they hear this epigenetics term. They're like what is genetics. I have no idea reagan. You fill us in on just giving us that background information so that you know us talking about testing options and conditions all make a little bit more sense. Yup so epigenetics is the process in which expression in jeans are either increase or decrease in a way that's independent makoni sequence
Washington DC attorney general urges FAA to change airport-noise policy
"DC's attorney general is concerned about the impact aircraft noise is having on city residents who live near Reagan National Airport. Carly Scene is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to update its aircraft noise policy, and he wants it to do a more consistent job of applying that. Racine says the FAA is current noise policy is based on a 19 seventies model that's outdated, he says. Flight paths in and out of Reagan national were changed in 2015 before federally required studies were
Roger Mudd, longtime network TV newsman, dies at 93
"A veteran network news anchor and correspondent has died Roger mode is dead CBS news reported died of complications of kidney failure at his home in suburban Washington DC much spent more than thirty years on network TV most of us air time log when there were just three major networks on the air well before people got their news from cable or the internet might be sued the Peabody Award for his November nineteen seventy nine special on teddy Kennedy which aired just before the Massachusetts senator challenge then president Carter for the nineteen eighty democratic presidential nomination during the interview might ask Kennedy simply why he wanted to be president Kennedy widely seen as marking the answer ended up losing the nomination to the incumbent Carter went on then to lose to Ronald Reagan Roger Mudd was ninety three I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Seattle area's King County Council committee approves hazard pay for grocery workers
"Toward giving grocery workers an extra four bucks an hour and hazard pay. Passing. The proposal out of a committee vice chair Reagan done tells Katie Th's Jason rants. He voted against the proposal because forcing the small stores and unincorporated team County to pay hazard pay. When they're going to take care of their employees the way that may need to take care of them. The full council will vote on the matter next week. Military veterans of
Biden Expresses Support for Amazon Union Vote in Alabama: ‘Make Your Voice Heard’
"Never heard any full-throated support From from barack obama when it came to unions in recall that when democrats took the senate in two thousand eight one of the things that they had promised was a vote in a passage of card check which was basically simplified the process in which people could vote for a union that they could simply just put in a request and if enough members of a workplace put in a request for a union. You'd get a union. You wouldn't have an extended period of time which invariably house employers to deploy a in the case of amazon. Let's say just take for example In this Attempt to unionize in alabama twenty five million dollars and you talk the other day about some of the things they're doing. they literally got the city. Because union organizers can't talk to their fellow workers at the amazon facility whereas amazon can basically spend all day. Say hey today. Your job is just learning how bad unions are with these mythical. With these these mac. Captive audience meetings exactly and the in amazon. Actually got the city in bessemer alabama to change the timing telling us about this at the stop lights. So that unionized organizers could not go and actually help unionized or organized there. So there's a lot of things that the administration can do in terms of national labor relations board and whatnot and there's been some good moves by the biden administration that regard but one of the things that obama did was to use the bully pulpit and one of the things that he said that he appreciated about ronald reagan. Was that very thing. We just never saw him do it. Well joe biden doing now. Joe biden can do more. He could go down to alabama and actually like campaign for the union. But this is pretty. This is pretty important stuff. Because you know the union is going to use this clip and it's going to help yours joe biden. We're gonna play the full two minutes because it's actually pretty big deal. I've long said america wasn't built by wall street was built by the middle class and unions built the middle class. Unions put power in the hands of workers they level the playing field. They give you a stronger voice for your health. Your safety higher wages protection. Some racial discrimination sexual harassment unions lift up workers both union and nonunion and especially black and brown workers. I've made it clear. Made it clear when i was running. But my administration's policy would be to support unions organization organizing and the right to collectively bargain. I'm keeping that promise. You should all remember. The national labor relations act. Didn't just say the unions are allowed to exist. It said the union. we should encourage unions. So let me be really clear. It's not up to me to decide whether anyone join a union but let me be even more clear. It's not up to an employer. Decide that either. The choice to join a union is up to the workers. Full stop full. Stop today and over the next few days and weeks. Workers in alabama and all across america are voting on whether to organize a union in their workplace. This is vitally important. A vitally important choice. As america grapples with the deadly pandemic the economic crisis in the reckoning on race what it reveals the deep disparities still exist in our country and there should be no intimidation no coercion. No anti union propaganda. No supervisor no supervisors you confront employees about the union preferences. You know every worker should have a free and fair choice to join a union. The law guarantees that choice. And it's your right. Not that of employer at your right. No employer can take that right away so make your voice heard. God bless you all. May god protect workers and their families who are trying to figure out how to make it make it fairly thank
Biden to reexamine Saudi relations after release of declassified Khashoggi report
"Turn now to president biden promising and announcement monday on saudi arabia. After that intelligence report on the killing of us based journalist jamal kashogi he was last seen entering the saudi consulate in istanbul. In twenty eighteen that report finding the saudi crown prince ordered the assassination but no direct punishment for him and tonight growing calls for justice. Here's abc's alex birsh tonight. One day after the release of that report blaming the saudi crown prince for jamal kashoggi's brazen murder president biden with this warning. Monday with chris. Botti reagan while the us has taken action crown prince mohammed. Bin salman is not faced any direct penalties overnight. Biden said he'd put the saudi king solomon's father on notice weird hold them accountable for human rights abuses in two thousand eighteen kashogi. Us resident and journalist was lured from his home to the saudi consulate. in istanbul. He was then brutally murdered and dismembered the now declassified four page assessment cited bin salman's control of decision making and support for violent measures to silence dissidents abroad before. Now now i. I believe he will never come back. After the report's release kashoggi's fiance. I teach shaky posted this photo. She took of him in their home. The white house imposed visa bans on dozens of saudis and sanctions on one former official but not the crown prince still some democrats and republicans are questioning. Why bin salman has not been penalized. I think it's fundamentally a problem. If you conclude that the crown prince ordered the capture killed but only hold people that follow the orders to account with the white house had no further guidance. On what monday's announcement will be. The secretary of state said that the us doesn't want to rupture but recalibrate its relationship with saudi arabia. The saudis have called that report inaccurate
"reagan" Discussed on Ologies
"Shady injections personal very personal revelations but versus legs and of course the importance of self acceptance and plenty of very cheeky puns with entertainer primatology east and including natalia reagan. I how are you. But but but but but i'm doing it to shots but but but but but i'm rearing and ready to get behind this topic and sorry. It took us so long to get here alley. We're going to get to the bottom of quest. First thing i'm gonna make you do is say your first and last name and you pronouns. I'm gonna tell you reagan and my pronouns are she and her you are. i think. A gloomy allah gist. If i looked into it the right way you could be a rump politics. Or i'm thinking glued ecologist because rump. I've only found a few. And i definitely don't necessarily want to be lumped in with those rumps. If you know what. I mean rump allergies more like palm reading but for the buttocks yeah more ads strategy. You know what i mean. Yeah and i was able to do. Some digging. went real deep in there into the cracks and crevasses and semester. Stallone's mom alley jacqueline stallone. Jackie stallone is a rump allergist. And she claims that the babylonians the greeks did this but there is no back story or what. She's done she an oath buck. Who is a blind clervoy and out of germany who also feels the naked tushes of his friends to give them sort of fortune telling of what to expect from the future from the literal past which is behind them. Oh my god. Oh i should also note honestly alley goethe her website. Because there's she does she. Has i think four examples of different butts and one of them is. It says american action hero. And i'm just like i'm on my. Did she put her son in a diaper from my gotta care alone. She's really rely on it. I very strong opinions about the cleft or the crack in the but and what that means and one of my favorite things she said was that was it the lawyers had the long your long cracks. The short cracks belong to we'd hold on. No bankers bankers had short cracks. Lawyers had long cracks. The width of a crack also was sort of associated with professions. Politician had a wide crack cops at a narrow on. Oh my god. There's a very hairy fortune. Five hundred ceo female movie star. You're right male action hero movie star. I think i can see. Just throw in that and adrian. Wow wow wow that would be the only the only cologne. Stallone will wear okay. Ps i looked it up and i hate to be the bearer of bad news but the late jackie. Stallone passed into the great behind four months ago. So if i ever do rambaldi i will have to hunt down one of her proteges to read my rump. Should i do it should i. You know what. Let's all move forward and let's get down to business. Glaciologist will say we've established. I think now how did you get into studying and monkeys and primate. But and i mean what even is a bud what is but i was always a fan of butts as a child only because i remember actually i bit my mom on the at a restaurant once and i called it. I watch sesame street. And i remember they did like love pinches and love bites and so i gave her a love by. I remember. That was the first time. I actually had to apologize. You know when your parents make you apologize. And that's kind of remember that being really pivotal moment. Where you're like. I did something bad. I'm sorry it was. Because i bit my mom on the ball. She loves us now though. I don't even know if she remembers. I wonder if she does when i talked to her next. I'm going to have to ask as a kid though i i was. I never had that being beanpole phase. I always was kind of like just sort of a muscular kid. And i remember like babysitter of mine. Complimenting my Shapely legs and i was eight and it was choose like a grandma so it wasn't meant any way other than just like you're not a string bean and then when i got to junior high i remember everybody back back in the day. This is the early nineties. flat butts. Were all the rage. And then i remember. I kind of had a shelf. My friends used to joke about all the time. I got fun of a lot by my girlfriends. And and then baby pat came out. It's round out there..
JFK's Harvard sweater sold at auction for more than $85,000 at Boston-based RR Auction
"You'd have to pay for a wool sweater these days. John F. Kennedy's Harvard University sweater selling at auction $85,000. Boston based R. R auction, said the Crimson wool cardigan featuring a large black bloc letter H. And a white buttons was one of several momentos from U. S presidents that were sold during a president's Day auction that ended on Thursday, A signed photograph of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. Sold for more than $135,000. How about this Ah Lottery ticket signed by George Washington. 26 grand and a hand written letter from Ronald Reagan to his estranged daughter sold for almost $24,000. 6 37 to Wall Street. Now look at
First-time unemployment claims rose last week
"Previous week, The number of Americans continuing to receive standard benefits fell slightly to just under 4.5 million. New claims in Virginia were up. Reagan National Airport lands in Good company on USA
Panthers beat Lightning 5-2 to open 2-game set
"The Panthers beat the lightning five two to snap Tampa Bay is a six game winning streak Carter Reagan scored against his former team Frank Vatrano Alex Wennberg had one each Aaron Ekblad with a power play goal and Brett Connolly scored an empty netter Jonathan Huberdeau with this franchise best three hundredth assist Brayden point out a pair of points with two power play goals for the lightning is the first of three straight games in five nights Florida will play against the defending Stanley Cup champions I'm more in Ruston
Washington DC to see freezing temperatures and possibly snow this week
"Increasing clouds late this evening. The overnight tonight ahead of the next system, Shawn mostly clear in the meantime, for the next couple of hours. Some very thin, high level clouds making for a beautiful sunset this evening temperatures be falling into the low thirties quickly and then we'll be overcast overnight tonight. It will be as cold as last night because of the clouds. But cold enough flows arrange for the mid twenties in the northwest suburbs, where there's little more snow pack to the Alotta mid thirties elsewhere, and then we'll see a little bit of moisture come up from the south ahead of that next system. It'll bring us a light, which remix for the Morning rush tomorrow, and it's gonna be light. But it may be just enough for a glaze, especially if any liquid raindrops make it all the way to the surface where it's freezing. That could cause a little bit of ice. But at any rate, it's all gonna be outta here by lunchtime, and then this mostly cloudy and chilly the rest of the day high school. Into the mid forties, too, near 50. So any wintry impact we have in the morning we'll be gone in the afternoon was they acquired a partly sunny, increasing clouds late ahead of the next system has to be in the mid thirties and near 40, and it looks like we'll start getting some snow on Thursday morning, but there's also going to be a wintry mix involved with that, and it's gonna be pro long to could last into Friday s, so we'll be keeping an eye on that Thursday's highest begin low to mid thirties. 39 degrees and Stafford right now 36 in Gaithersburg, and it's officially 37 at Washington. Reagan National. Thank
George P. Shultz, secretary of state under Reagan, dead at 100
"In the measure. Former Secretary of state George Shultz has died. He was 100, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, says he passed away yesterday, Schulz served as the nation's chief diplomat during the Reagan administration. As secretary of state for Ronald Reagan. He played a major role in shaping the administration's foreign policy. He also served as Richard Nixon, secretary of Treasury. Secretary of Labor and was director of Nixon's office of Management and Budget. Schultz was one of only two individuals to serve in four
Reagan and Nixon cabinet member George Shultz dead at 100
"Veteran statesman who served in both the Nixon and Reagan administration's has died. George P. Shultz was 100 Schultz had been the oldest surviving former Cabinet member of any administration. He died Saturday at his home on the campus of Stanford University, according to the Hoover Institution. Ah think tank where he was a distinguished fellow. Schultz was labor secretary and Treasury secretary under President Nixon before spending more than six years as Reagan's secretary of state, Schulz negotiated the first ever treated to reduce the size of the Soviet Union's ground based nuclear arsenals. The 1987 accord was a historic attempt to begin to reverse the nuclear arms race.
George Shultz, Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at 100
"Reagan's longtime secretary of state, George Shultz, has died. He was known for his efforts to boost US relations with the then Soviet Union and to forge a course for peace in the Middle East. NPR's Barbra's front looks at his life born in New York City and 1920 salts enlisted in the Marine Corps shortly after his graduation from Princeton University. He went on to hold a string of high profile positions in President Nixon's administration, including Secretary of Labor, the first director of the Office of Management and Budget and Treasury Secretary. Schulz served as President Reagan's secretary of state, playing a significant role in the easing of tensions between the U. S and the Soviet Union. In 1989. Reagan awarded Schultz the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In a statement. Schultz, his wife says he died Saturday evening and their Stanford home He was 100 years old. Barbara Sprint NPR NEWS
Snow moves away from Washington DC region, but roads could refreeze
"Batch of this snow and rain moved to Southern Maryland. And we're seeing some moderate to heavy stuff, missus, um rain stretching from North Beach and Chesapeake Beach southward around the usable area. This is moving off to the East pretty quickly the next 30 to 45 minutes. Most theory will be precipitation free. Behind this last batch precipitation. The sun's coming out, We will see a mixture of cloud cover and sunshine this after and that's going to melt Most of the snow that fell across the region Highs oration 42 45. Overnight there partly cloudy skies. It'll be breezy and much colder. They'll be a re freeze and any standing water any slush. Legendary roadways will become ice and it's the roads could becomes very slippery overnight. Those upper teens to mid twenties. My needs too much time in tomorrow morning as the roads will be a little bit icy and then as the day goes on a good deal of sunshine, but Cold House on Monday only in the mid to upper thirties like wintry mix early on Tuesday, changing over the light rain and then ending highs mid forties. Drop, cover and hold on Wednesday Highs mid upper thirties could be another snow or ice storm into the region. On Thursday temperatures for you right now, with some sunshine wardens up to 39 Degrees College Park 35. In San Do you have a temperature of 36 at Reagan National, and it's 34
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
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"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Than i am too old guy here. It's i know but let's face it. You're in much better shape trained dancer you know. Yeah you could kick the shit out of me in about eight seconds. Big guy big guy. Oh no that just means i would go down much faster plenty big tree but cushioned cushioned by my my my pompadour. That's what that's what i would do. I if i if. I could talk to your dad and have a long conversation. And here's some of his stories about hollywood and some of his political stories. I would love that. But then i would have been quickly. Get to hair product hairline. How do you do it. How did you do it. Mr president because i've built an entire career on this on this pastry on top of my head and i've got to keep it going and you manage to do so. You are one of the few people who has his cartoons haircut. Yes yes i looked at. I looked at editorial cartoons in nineteen eighty two. And i also looked at the bob's big boy logo. I said i want i looked at. I pointed to the reagan. The bob's big boy. And i sent me that. Guess what ladies are not going to go for it to keep the away. Don't keep the ladies away. But it's gonna look good on merchandising. Let me did it. Worked for trump. though he's got that. I don't respect that thing i'm hair. I'm a connoisseur of hair. And i don't i think that is low back here that's been combed up and over. I don't mean to be superficial when somebody shows up with hair like that. That's a bright red flag waving. I'm sorry who wear. Who does that with their hair. You're on okay. okay ron. you're getting into again a very delicate area. Your air is it. A natural does listen to in about a month. When i had a for several months my ears gonna look. We're both irishman with care. Does that after a while. A question to me as a question and Sort of at the end here. Which is your perspective on. I'm constantly thinking. Could people in the past have made it in the political world of today. And you see what what. Ted cruz josh hawley. What these people have to do the ways in which they themselves to make it. And i think could you know if your dad were starting out today as a as a thirty five year old guy could. He have survived in this kind of climate. You know what. I mean publican. No yeah no i. It all started to really go south in the mid nineties with newt gingrich they decide to weaponize everything and become obstructionists. Yeah and then you had. Of course the first or the second bush administration where they lied us into a war and then start torturing people and then it just sort of spiraled completely out of control When obama was was elected somebody asked me when obama was elected. Well or before. When if barack obama's elected president d think that means that we're not a racist country anymore bronco. If a barack obama was elected president. We're going to find out. Exactly how racist yard and indeed we. Did you know the effort by mitch. Mcconnell to completely negate the presidency of Of obama when he was in office. And after you know to do away with the affordable care act having no replacement for it by the way which people keep forgetting seven years of. You know we're going to get rid of it. Replace it with something better. We'll what is that something better Well we're working on it. Yeah it's behind door number three three. Yeah i i always go back to that moment. That was not that long ago. When a barack obama was running against john mccain and it was late in the campaign and a woman in the crowd said to mccain. We can't vote for this man. He's muslim and and You know he's not from this country. He's a muslim and he's an eric. She said he's an arab. Yeah mccain Stopped her and said no. Ma'am no ma'am no ma'am that is wrong. That is incorrect. Now that timely man. I can't american ice gonna disagree with him unser. Yes i get a chill up my spine. When i remember that moment because that was only a ten to twelve years ago and i still get a chill up my spine when i remember that moment because it feels like something from one hundred thousand years ago it just kind of it was a moment of someone with the microphone in power. Who's desperately running a race against barack obama and wants to win refuting someone who's there to vote for mccain and telling them no you're wrong he's a good family man and that's something that I mean again I didn't agree with john mccain on things of politically but That we we really lost someone special someone with a backbone. He did give us that. Yeah we're up while you can't use hand gestures on a podcast the thumbs up and then turning to thumbs down to vote against Vote against trump. Which was a great moment. I have a great thumbs up story or my father. Actually so my father is last. Few years in office decided that that That he was going to revive the thumbs up gesture he started going around. The country gives me he would always thumbs up thumbs up and okay fine. It was very much my dad you know. He's like a human thumbs up ryan and my my late wife and i were in the car with him coming back from some event where their crowds in the side of the rose in washington. Dc in my memory and somebody somehow got past. The police barricade by the side of the road and rushed up to the limousine and he was promoting different hand gesture. Ask right on my dad's side.
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Appointments you disappointment of your father. I get the sense. You were not a disappointment to your father. That's what's that. I don't think was. I don't think you know about the atheism but let me ask you quickly about that. Because i'm endlessly fascinated again with With just getting any kind of peek into the the the history of of presidents You you announced to your parents at a fairly young age that you did not believe in god is that right. Yeah i think i was about twelve. That's my memory anyway. Who says that twelve. You know me when. I don't wanna go to church on a sunday morning. Mr football s. i think. I'd probably ten when i about the time that you know for sure. There's no santa claus ryan to think. Yeah there's another white-bearded big guy in the sky we've got stories about him knows who's naughty and who's nice you know you get coal in your stocking for eternity across him. But he's an awful lot like that other guy and that guy was fake so you know what. I'm not going this story. So i'm just picturing your dad and your mom. We all know them. We can visualize it. They're sitting in the living room. You come in in your shorts Baseball cap on sideways. Yep and you say hey mom. Hey dad just occurred to me. There's no god in heaven. There's just an endless black void where here but for a moment and then we disappear into nothingness adams what happens. Actually he came into my room to say. Hey get dressed. We're going to church. And i said i'm not going. And he looked at me and said we'll get dressed and headed out the door. I said no. No not really. I'm not going and he stared at me for a moment and and just decided okay. Well we've we've gotta go and and yeah. They went to church and then. Of course i knew when it came back that we were going to have a discussion when we did and i said look i you know. I don't believe what you believe. And i'd be a hypocrite and would dishonor your church in a sense by going to church and faking it right. Oh and if there is a god he's gonna know i'm faking it so none of this makes any sense to me and i'm not going anymore. And he tried to you know. He tried to convince me a little bit but he he was wise enough to not try and strong arm me to do. He knew that this had to be a free choice. And you know he hated my choice but he would honor it. Did he I'm just picturing you. It's the late sixties early seventies Nine seventy nineteen seventy. You're put a nine year music in the house. Yeah tell me about tell me about that. I mean what's that. Like when when ronald reagan when i said hey dad you wanna hear jimi hendrix's version of the national anthem. Yeah yeah yeah and so. Was there ever a time where you just you realized. Oh my god. They can't hear the rest of this outlet. I know where this song is going and it needs to stop well it. It's going to country. Joe and the fish say give me an f. and that's what i would sprint to the. Oh this is the win. This is the woods this album. Say you're listening to woodstock and cut joe spelling out faulk. Yeah and he says. Give me an f. Gimme gimme a c and you start running towards the record player. That's pretty much it. yeah i understand. I didn't have a record player of my own for a long time right. At that age it was the it was the scary. Oh for the whole house right so not only is country. Joe you know asking me for an f. He's also broadcasting that.
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Now your podcast with me so but my point my point is that i that was the thinking and then as time has gone by. I've read quite a bit about your father. I've read about his administration and i. I know that there are many actions. He took that people disagree. With violently to this day or virulently to this day there are many things did that. I thought were actually quite sensible. So many things about him. That i didn't understand when i was younger. That differentiate him so strongly from this guy. We have now. And i know that. That's the understatement of the year. But your father wrote in longhand on legal pads his own speeches often. I've been to the reagan library of them out He passionately believed in what he believed in and it was not an extension of himself or his ego. It was something that he passionately. You can agree with him or disagree with him. But it was something You know an idea that came to him. In the nineteen fifties really passionately believed in and this is an he could. He could admit he was wrong at times and he did He liked having powerful people around him with strong opinions He liked working with other leaders and listening to them and so when people try and draw any kind of line and i noticed some of that in the documentary. In which you're speaking. I thought you know. I just don't see it. I don't i. I don't see it and that and i say that to anyone who like me disagrees with Strongly with some of the things that your father believed in a bite. I think as a i think he cared a lot about this country. I think As many of our presidents have. And i think what we've got now as evidenced yesterday as someone who just wanted to see trump merchandise and he didn't care if it was on people who were smashing the capital absolutely. My father loved the country and he thought he was serving the country and he thought he was the president of all the people and wanted to help all the people of course he made mistakes. Of course it was wrong about stuff as are we all trump himself. You're right is sui generis. And there i go with the naughty language again. But he's he. He is unique in a sense. But if you wanna if you want to search for the origins of today's republican party go back to the civil war. Yep exactly. I'm we're still fighting the civil war and there's a reason why most of the red states are still down there in the in the confederacy and there's a reason why the people storming the capital. Many of them were carrying confederate flags. Yes yes go ahead. Sorry i was just gonna say they might as well have been carrying nazi flags now these these traitor flags slave holder flags. You know. there's no honor in that it's about heritage who you want to talk about your heritage. It's slavery folks get used to it name. Germany is dealt with. Its past time. You know time. Alabama and mississippi do the same. Yeah you know it's interesting. I was in germany about. I wanna say two and a half years ago. I'm thinking just because you brought it up. And i was walking through berlin. I was stunned in a good way but stunned. By the degree that the german people have gone to to acknowledge what happened in their history in the twentieth century and their are plaques everywhere on the sidewalk when you're walking around that say on this spot this family was taken from their home and murdered in nineteen forty two. It's very powerful they have. It's incredibly impressive. What they've done to say this is part of who we are. And what happened and we will continue to acknowledge it. And we will we will Take hydraulic drill and we will put it into the sidewalk wherever we think this happened. And i think you're right. I think We are people. Say this is maybe a civil war. That's this is like the civil war. And i keep thinking the one difference is that you could literally draw a line across the country the mason dixon line and say everyone on this side is a unionist and everyone on this side of confederate right now. I think if there was a civil war it would be new york. I is people twenty five miles outside new york. Boston versus people five miles outside boston You know it. It really is A very very strange situation where. I'm sure you've experienced this. You can drive ten minutes out of your neighborhood in los angeles and see mega hats and not see one in your neighborhood which means i don't know what it means frank. I live in seattle. It's even more extreme here really soon as you cross over the mountains even before you get into the foothills. Suddenly you're in trump country again The city itself is is blue as blue can be but Yeah it's it's city versus rural. You know one of the big questions that we've all had our least i've had for years is know who are these people who are so gullible that they can be convinced by somebody like donald trump. John cleese a comedian. You may know. John cleese a couple of years ago. I think it was. He said you know it's it's like being with people watching professional wrestling and you suddenly realize they think it's real you know. How do you have a conversation with somebody like that. Who thinks this shift is actually something real. So who are these people and we tend to look at it. I think in economic terms whether the downtrodden and they're the out of work and there that will you know there may be some of that going on They're racists well many of them. Are you know or everything in political terms there antiabortion. They're anti choice. Well have most of them. Probably are. But i don't think that's it. I think it's something much deeper in human nature. Some people are authoritarian by nature. Right right and other people. You and i perhaps bar not and we're always going to be on the opposite side of that spectrum and it's very difficult for people like us whose natural inclination is to seek comedy with other people to to get together and discuss who consider themselves rational and reasonable and Open to new facts and information and then you talk to people who want none of that. They already know everything they need to know about everything the important to them. And you're the enemy and everything you say is ally and there's no real information it's all fake news. I don't know how to talk to people like that and this is this brings up my next point. Which is it's very interesting. I couldn't sleep last night. I was so upset. And i have a seventeen year old daughter and a fifteen year old son and watched all of this with them. They were doing online schooling here at the house. And i i pulled him away from the computers and said no. This is more important. And i can't believe teachers are continuing with class. This is historic and you have to see this and so we watched it. It's deeply depressing and upsetting. And then i got angry and my anger personally.
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Around the house. Saying where's the fucking mill fares. Close where's that fucking joints who join that. You really have to do the voice though to get the full impact that you'd have to do the nancy. Where's my fucking bomb. Say ron talking you. It is distracting. You do very much. Have your dad's voice and and i'll say as well. I noticed this notice this many times before but you have his charm as well. And i'm just it's very disturbing. It's really funny when you swear. Magin him as i shape. Shift your dad. Yeah let me ask you have to ask you. What would your father think of. Donald trump what would he think of what transpired yesterday. What would ronald reagan. Make of all of this well as yesterday. He'd be ashamed of appalled shamed but he's not. My father wasn't a stupid guy. My father read people pretty well and he would have seen through donald trump in about thirty seconds as should we all have seen through donald trump. listen to what. How did this man end up. Where he he ended up he started out with a racist lie about barack obama. Well that should've disqualified him right there now. This bullshit lie about barack obama that he kept up for years pretending that he was conducting some big investigation. That should've disqualified him right there but not in. Today's republican party would have twenty years ago but nine. Today's republican party. Today's republican party. It's all about winning. And don well gets us. The win will go with him adding all okay well again. I don't know how you were raised. And i don't know what kind of this is using the president of the united states there. Well i just please again with the language. But i i do agree you know. I think there's an attempt by I'm a hack amateur historian. And i've noticed that there's an attempt to find What's the precedent for this in american history and people will look at the republican party. And the look for dog whistles. And they'll look for things and they'll find trace evidence here and there and i think you know what this there isn't i i don't see it i don't see I know that there have been people that have tried to see well. This is a long standing. Something it's come to fruition but donald trump is to me he begins and ends with donald trump. Because i i grew up. I came of age in the in the eighties. College when your father became. I was in high school when your father became president and and he was president all through my college years and i go to this. Liberal arts fancy schmancy college in the east coast and of course everybody was. Oh he's you know he's the madman. He's insane he's going to blow up the world And i wasn't overtly political in college. I was more interested in in learning how to be a comedian but I that was just the general. How did not help by the way. Well let's put it this way. I'm on a podcast..
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"I love the idea that i have to fill you in on everything but yesterday was indeed a a dark day. For our nation a mob insurrectionist mob charging the capital invading. The capital four people are dead. Many people injured. I think many of people at the capitol hill police are are injured. And it's just a tragedy that easily avoidable tragedy. And i realized that you are on the scheduled to talk and i thought maybe it should be a different conversation. Maybe this is the perfect time to talk to to you. Ron and and first of all i looked at everything was transpired yesterday and i realized oh my god what happened to the republican party in this country. And i know that this is a common source of discussion but who better to be talking to right. Now i think I think that you are The i was thinking about this yesterday. Who's republican figure from the recent past. Who could have materialized yesterday and gotten that crowd's attention. I don't think a recent republican president could have done that. Think ronald reagan. Your father still has a place in the hearts and minds of many americans. And if i think if he had materialized and said please shut up and go home bet if done that am i. Do you feel the same way No i don't. I think we're way past that now. I wish it were true. I wish maybe it's wishful thinking on my part. I think your dad obviously is the point of making. He's held in. He's he's still held in very regard By a rank and file republicans everywhere and so. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part. Well i think you're you're certainly right. He had more moral authority. And if or if you like character logical authority to do something like that. But i i think we're way past that now i think that's There's no chance for these. Are people who you know who wanted to do what they did. And they were given permission to do what they did by. The president of the united states ryan clearly knew what he was doing knew what he was inciting and then when it happened sat back and enjoyed it for hours apparently was watching in the oval office and by several accounts happy. That people were wearing his merchandise. Which sounds like which sounds like making a joke. But i'm not he really is on a purely pathological level. He's happy to see people. Some there are more trump flags than there were american flags and i think he's proud of that. I think we make a lot of mistakes. With donald trump. one of them is is acting as if his presidency has something to do with you. Know policy and statesmanship or or anything else as opposed to simply being gripped which had always has been started as a gift and it continued as a gift and this is part of the gripped moving forward or so. He hopes and he's got seventy whatever million people who voted for them if he can get half of those people to send him six bucks a month for his newsletter or twitter rant or whatever the hell he's offering up whatever's next scam will be he's going to be a very rich man or so he hopes this is all been about monetize. This and and the other thing. I think we really have to start coming to grips with though is not just looking at donald trump. Who's florida lee mentally. Ill i mean i. I was listening to john. Harwood this morning on television. Who is a long-time cbs. I think it is or anyway. White house corresponded. Who is using the words mentally ill to describe. Donald trump the president of the united states. But this has been obvious from the get go. I mean who would have thought that being a failed casino mogul and griff ter- and talk show or game show host. Let's not let's not bring a top psycho ride not be qualifications for the presidency. Knew that somebody with that background wouldn't work out. As president of the united states will all of us should have known that in some of us did and it was very frustrating to be on shows. News shows and talk about how unacceptable it would be for donald trump to enter the oval office and have experienced fine. Reporters dismissed that and want to talk about horserace. Stuff is his message. Resonating with this or that demographic right cares you know you know who the hell cares whether he rises is resonating with any he. Don't know ron. I don't know how you were raised when he used language like that on podcast. If you say no. I won't do it anymore but apparently your mom this. Apparently your mom and dad were just walking.
"reagan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Hey there and welcome to a unique. And i think a bit unusual episode of conan. O'brien needs a friend as you're probably aware not a a political comedian. That's not my neil. You usually keep my opinions to myself but yesterday was a terrible day at the capitol. The storming by an insurrection est mob of the capitol building and it was such an upsetting day for me and my family and just everyone i know and i think for any sentient american. That was very upsetting day so We realized at that point and this is unusual. That a while ago i had seen ron reagan. Junior former president reagan's son giving Interview documentary and. I was watching him. And i'm a history buff. And i thought i'd really like to talk to him. He seems like he's a very smart and Of course also. He's very funny and witty. And so we arranged to set up an interview with him that was gonna be just a regular interview and then the interview was scheduled for today and today is the day after the insurrectionist attack on the capitol building. So it just so happens. That i was talking to ron reagan. Junior at this perfect time so we decided to make it kind of a special episode. We're just gonna talk about what happened at the capital. We're going to also just talk about what's happened to the republican party. In general and i think ron reagan. Junior has a good perspective on that and a unique perspective on that and we are going to let this go out unedited. It's not going out at the usual time. And i'll say is If you're not interested in hearing any discussion of politics right now. This isn't what you want from conan. O'brien needs a friend. You don't have to listen. will be Will be back with a regular show on monday. But this is something i wanted to talk about. So it's in your hands now. And i really really do I'm looking forward to this conversation. So let's get started ron reagan junior. Today's conversation is is a little different. I often talk to comedians about comedy. I occasionally stray And this is a complete accident. But i think it could very fortunate one Happen to be watching a documentary on the reagans and and the reagan era in office and has watching the documentary. I'm an amateur history. Buff and And behold ron reagan. Junior appears often throughout the documentary. And i'm watching him. And i'm saying there's a guy that's had a lot of therapy Appears who appears very. He just has a. You're extremely likable And and you're also someone who seems very nuanced and just a good human being. And i thought i'd like to speak to ron reagan. Junior i went to my bookers and i said. Do you think you'd wanna talk to me this all before the events that just transpired at the capital the charging now ron. I know you don't get out a lot. Yeah yeah let me start with about four years ago. Donald trump was elected president. The real estate tycoon. Yeah well listen that we have to catch you up on a lot and gilligan's island still cancels..
"reagan" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"Was a big evolutionary step for conservatism. Some interesting things about that sixty four race itself in the wake of this speech obviously you know. People started to pay attention to Ronald Reagan even more than they had been It did serve. A sense, its purpose you read some reports that time and it says that in the wake of the speech Goldwater, campaign got a million dollars in donations, which was a lot of money apparently so much money that they didn't even have the ability to spend it in the closing days of the election goal did close the gap by five points. He still lost by ton to to LBJ but as a surrogate speech, I mean did seem to kind of do his job or as good a job as you could hope given the circumstances yeah. To be able to help like close. Even that gap I mean, it's still the largest landslide loss in US history, but he was able to point to what the future of conservatism could look like, which was actually really important because in the the weeks after the speech, there was a real sense that conservatism was done that goldwater had been the face of American conservatism it was fringe ideology and it had nowhere to go while the place that it had to go was California and you see kind of remaking of the conservative movement in this period where there is a retreat from the national stage, there's the sense that lake. Americans are not ready for this. But maybe Californians are ready for this Until you see a lot of money going into the state races including the governor's race in one, thousand, nine, hundred, six that Reagan ultimately wins as they kind of retool and try to figure out. Okay. How are we going to make conservatism more palatable but also, how are we going to start winning conservative conservative victories? If we're not yet able to do it at the national level. So I guess you know one question is we've been talking about this is such a star making moment and how there was this political vacuum with Republicans and now he comes along and he's the party snaps to attention but he doesn't go on to be the Republican nominee for years later it's not. Like this meteoric burst onto the stage, I. He kind of has a failed bid. So why you know why didn't it work out for him immediately why did it take another couple cycles for him to them end up being the standard bearer so I think for a couple of reasons one, he was someone who didn't have any real political history given this great speech. By he hadn't at a run for office. He never held office before, and so he needs that experience in California for even conservatives to take him seriously. But I think to like Republicans were wary about running a conservative. It's the goldwater loss was pretty scarring and then you had somebody like Richard. Nixon running in nineteen, sixty eight who had learned a lot from goldwater. He learned that. Okay. Well, you definitely can't win the presidency with just the support of conservatives, but you can't win the Republican nomination without conservatives. So he had figured out how to triangulate in a way that Reagan as sort of the standard bearer for conservatism going forward nobody quite believed for years after Goldwater that even a kinder gentler goldwater could win an election so as we start. To wrap up I mean by the time it becomes president. He's quite a and I. think that's a big part of the story. I mean I suppose if you have a thirty year political weakening, you're going to be pretty old by the time you're fully fully awake but I'm curious kind of if I'm obviously thinking of trump here but like if we see this as much anymore. This really slow burn move towards politics seems a little different to me. Now I mean the story of Bernie. Sanders. He was the same person in the sixties as he was in two thousand sixteen and then you have obviously young politicians were having their awakening from the moment but this feels kind of almost unique in a sense that someone really evolved this slowly and then still reach reach. Those heights well I think part of it is that the parties were changing a lot during this period. So a lot of people were undergoing all different sorts of political evolutions in the nineteen forties and fifties and sixties particularly the switch from Democrat to Republican and vice versa says the the party start to change his age was an issue in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty when he ran. There were lots of conservatives coalescing around other candidates like Congressman Phil Crane because they didn't believe that Reagan was young enough to be president. People live longer. Now you could reasonably argue that we are in something of a gerontocracy. So there is. Many more examples of older people holding office. But for him in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, it was a real issue. So actually let me ask you about though because this is something that I think about every once in a while when this stuff comes up, people do tend to like point to the past people thought Reagan was too old to run the Eisenhower's two zero to run and they. were in their early sixties or whatever, and now you know we but like people live longer now and I mean, that's one of the things that sort of changed the most in basically generation is that people have very healthy lives into their seventies and eighties. So you know that's not to say that Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren aren't old, but I do think like Whenever someone makes that sort of quiver comparison I'm like, yeah. Well, seventies now is kind of sixties. Thirty years ago. Medicines. A lot better. We have more women, politicians and women tend to live longer and be healthier longer and also those older politicians as we talked about last time had health issues, right? Eisenhower struggled with his health editor time when there weren't great medicines, heart attacks, and of course, Reagan was experiencing the onset of Alzheimer's by the end of his presidency. So I think that there still are those lingering prejudices in park confirmed by those experiences for Eisenhower and Reagan Okay let's let's leave it there on Nicole Hammer. Thanks to you as always. Thank you Jerry This Day. Political history is a proud member of the radio topiary network from PR x our producer and researcher is Jacob. Feldman. Our other producer is Britney Brown. My name is Jody Avirgan thanks again for listening and we'll see you soon. Winston Churchill said, the destiny of man is not measured by material computations. When great forces around the move in the world we learn where spirits not animals and he said there's something going on in time and space and beyond time and space which whether we like it or not stales duty. You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. 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"reagan" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"War European theater on that brick it's like two hundred and fifty dollars and into brick will be placed. At St Mary Lee's there the airborne, museum for all to see on their walkways building to building the building with doing that now for a year or two, and it really is is wonderful when these when these people go back to Normandy and they see their brick and they see their name on it, it's unbelievable and and those who don't know someone can actually donate two hundred and fifty dollars to the Reagan Legacy Foundation putting the whole memory of brick project. Trust me we have lots of names we can put on those bricks people do it, and then we put those bricks in the ground and it's wonderful. Any profits from those bricks from the two hundred fifty dollars go to supply scholarships to the young men and women serve a board the USS Ronald Reagan. You note in a piece that you wrote. When Ronald Reagan won the presidential election in nineteen eighty there were fifty six democracies in the world. When he left office in January of eighty nine, there were seventy, six by ninety four there were one, hundred, fourteen, this explosion freedom and democracy was a dream Ronald Reagan's and a historic achievement of his presidency that was a truly hetty Tom for the world. Wasn't it? Oh absolutely was when he came in as president back in nineteen eighty you really look at what was going on with the cold or what was going on you know with Russia and and what have you the Berlin Wall was up there was so many. So many people behind that of freedom is what people wanted, but they couldn't get to it and even the way that presidents before talk about it. You know it was really well, I stood up and said, you know this is really important to me even but his was you know the people around him who didn't want to give the tear down this wall speech, you give the evil empire speech, you know He. With his heart, what was right?.
"reagan" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"We. Stand. On a lonely windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft but forty years ago at this moment. The air was dense with smoke and the cries of men. And the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire in the roar of cannon. At dawn on the morning of the sixth of June nineteen, forty four. Two hundred and twenty-five Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs. Their mission was one of the most difficult daring, the invasion. To climb these share and desolate cliffs and take out the enemy guns. The allies had been told that some of the mightiest of these guns were here and they would be trained on the beaches to stop the allied advance. The Rangers looked up and saw the enemy soldiers the edge of the cliffs shooting down at them with machine guns and throwing grenades. And the American Rangers began to climb. They shot rope ladders over the face of these cliffs and began to pull themselves up. When one ranger fell, another would take is place when one rope was cut arranger ranger would grab another and begin his climb again. They climbed shot back and held their footing. Soon one by one, the rangers pull themselves over the top and seizing the firm land at the top of these cliffs,.
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"His latest book is about the events leading to Ronald Reagan's triumph in the nineteen eighty presidential election. The book is called Reagan Land. Another thing that happens over this period is business interests became organized in a way that they hadn't. You know we're used to a world now where business interest invest a lot of money in aggressive lobbying and in spending on political campaigns, it's interesting that really wasn't true up through the sixties they. Tended to cooperate with unions and kind of exceeded government regulation. What what changed all that. Yeah business lobbying was very ineffectual and it tended to involve a zero sum questions who was going to get the contract for the next you know jet engine or something like that, and what happened to change that was basically prophets began following because of the Arab oil embargo because of regulation because of unions winning contracts that e them automatic cost of living increases, and they began becoming as I put it class conscious almost in the Marxist sense and you had. Ralph Nader Ralph Nader bursts on the scene, and suddenly once he gets legislation to regulate the safety of cars and all kinds. Yeah. It's astonishing how successful Ralph Nader's consumer movement was in really kind of back footing corporate America itself and how well Liberal Democratic politicians did with this agenda and how aggressive they were I mean a lot of us are frustrated with how you know kind of. Wimpy. The Democratic Party is this is different Democratic Party my favorite example is win. New Amendments the Clean Air Act that we're going to introduce for the first time what they call cafe standards, which basically meant that each company had to have an average fuel economy below a certain level all the car battery manufacturers have. We don't have the technology to do this and senator. Edmund. Muskie. who was the big Liberal Democratic Environmental Senators I. Don't care get the technology and in fact, one of their lobbyists came to Muskie's chief congressional aide on this stuff with a list of negotiating suggestions and the aid folded the paper into a paper airplane and sailed over his head. So that's what they were reacting against and they suddenly. There's a couple of signal examples in the book. One is a law to reform labor standards to make it basically harder to break the law on fire people who organize unions, which wouldn't harm ordinary law-abiding companies at all and was in fact, arrived at in coalition with big business Another was the possible regulation of advertising to children.
"reagan" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"The Hollywood punishes outspoken people would are you being outspoken about because Mel Gibson is still fucking Gibson in whoever else it woody being outspoken about. I, think the thing that is on our side. Is that no matter okay? We know the reality of what Hollywood is made up of these people like that white woman CEO at Sony or I don't know it's made up of these people were not surprised. And even when you think about somebody like a Harvey Weinstein is a Democrat. He lived to the people that you're dealing with. These look good is that you want to work with you? Know but I think the thing that is on our side. Is that even if it's bullshit? We want to be able to say we are liberal. We are progressive. We're at. We are amplifying marginalized voices even if it's bullshit, so. Time way in the whole world is like you need to put the. We need to put your feet to the fire and see what it is. The good side of history because of the whole pr what Hollywood is, they want to do better will. We will see, but the PR of Hollywood is that they're not the Republicans Robbins do not want to hang out with these people they are, you know Barack Obama, and like weren't we get to hang with man Michelle and all people, so it is in their best interest to WANNA keep pushing. The culture forward but they're not gonNA do it easily. We GonNA have to literally kick the ASS a hallway. Yeah, you. have to be shared because the twice as hard stuff. We did I ruin for the day when I. She can be Kinda wagged. Necessary quality. We can be mediocre. And and for me is maybe on the outside looking in. It's very frustrating when we do. We have so much black content like when we were growing. We didn't have as much content as we do right now. You having Landa insecure like you name all these different shows coming on different networks cable and all that stuff. You know all the Black Ish. And it's funny, though how people complain about stuff, even things, it's mediocre. JACOMB PLOWS I. It's not it's the quantity when we could be mediocre is. We have bad stuff, and it just be bad, and it's Ok like best part of the equation so much about their even having blacks, even having black stuff. That's not for you is progress. Yes, yes, taking awhile it's taken awhile for people's minds to adjust and I do think is GonNa Happen One day. You know because we obviously you never see this kind of pressure on my show. Like now why people shows like melrose place, none of us are like, but what about the middleclass working white Americans who don't have representation beverly, hills nine oh two one like that's just fine for the new that and hopefully we're getting close to that because there's so much content now, and there's so many ideas, and then I noticed that there is a pressure. On black people weather like Reagan you're going into producing directing right, and then there's this pressure right?.
"reagan" Discussed on Planet Money
"Voted for this president is watching this speech beach watching this guy? Basically tell Ron I don't care what kind of raise you and your colleagues. Want if you don't get your butts in those little air traffic control towers forty-eight hours it'll be terminated. We're all fire and escape. When he made that speech in that Rose Garden? I just felt betrayed. You know here we. You told us you were going to take care of the system and take care of us and you didn't sell. This is day one of the strike. And you you might imagine that if the group of highly skilled people who are supposed to stop planes from crashing. Don't show up at work that would essentially shut down the skies but the government had a card up its sleeve see the Federal Aviation Administration. The people who make sure planes fly. They've been watching. Contract talks between the government men and the air traffic controllers deteriorate for months. Maybe longer and they've been working on a backup plan. The plan was that if the controllers went on strike doc maybe there was a way to replace them if they could just find enough qualified people out in the world to cross picket lines and then climb up into those air traffic control towers towers. Then maybe the planes keep flying or at least enough planes to show the strikers that. They're not so irreplaceable. After all Donald. Devine Reagan's Reagan's HR guy. He was part of this backup plan. We get more people stealing from the military controllers. They were putting air traffic control. Students agents through accelerated tracks trying to get them ready to try to go to people who retired. Come back but even with all this preparation now that it was actual strike break time donald new. This might not work. It was August after all. What if I don't know there was a hurricane or or what if something else went wrong even if everything was running imperfectly and you had some crazy accident they would have blamed it on this decision on the strike the government was nervous but on they want the strike? All of these replacement air traffic controllers showed up to work. It wasn't enough to replace everybody but by the end of the day. Nearly half of all scheduled flights had flown own. No Crashes Day to the strike. America is dancing to this amazing nine hundred eighty s morning edition themes could morning no movement in the air controller strike. That has cut air traffic by almost half of the big airports the and that morning seemingly small thing Happened that made a huge difference in. US Labor Day is fourth and this is NPR's morning edition. The skies are blue. That is the thing in much of the country little clouds great visibility ideal. If you're say a replacement air traffic controller suddenly asked to land a bunch big planes all of these new controllers that the Reagan administration put on the job. They didn't have as much trouble giving manse two pilots when those pilots could see everything. The news is next. I Good Morning. I'm Carol Castle. According to Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis is the number of commercial. Airline flights has increased this morning from yesterday's fifty. You percent of normal to seventy five percent so that was one thing. Working against the air traffic controller unions closed down the skies strategy. The other thing was Reagan's threat from the Rose Garden. Podium Lewis repeated. President Reagan's promised fire those control. Those who do not return to work by tomorrow remember. Reagan didn't say EH. You're all fired. Starting now he said show up to work in the next forty eight hours or you're fired. He was giving air traffic controllers. Who needed their jobs and option option or from the perspective of the Union's President who spoke on NPR that day? Reagan was trying to break the strike. They're trying to break the union I think they are trying to a US. Every intimidation factor that they can to get the controllers to go back to work. I certainly do believe that they're trying to break. Our Union Reagan's threat and his forty eight hour. Amnesty Eighty were scary to people like Rahm Palmer who are trying to hold steady one guy at Miami. He Walked the picket line first day with a picket sign and got his picture on the front page. Page of the Miami Herald you know. And then he went back to work the following day and all like. Oh my gosh. I didn't know you know. Didn't know as a forty eight hour deadline came to a close close striking controllers around the country gathered together with their families. Ron was at the union hall. Miami we were solidarity. You know we were trying to be solid ella. We were seeing an ice. I got up and sang a couple of songs. What'd you sing? Which side are you on? Which side are you on that moment? The deadline passed asked Ron and over eleven thousand air traffic controllers. Who stayed on strike were officially fired? Not only had Reagan fired. The air traffic controller's he ban them from working air traffic controllers for life when things start getting real Well when the paycheck stops in on thank start really getting real. You're not scared anymore. You just have to get out and do whatever you have to do to provide a living for you and your family and these controllers weren't left with a lot of options options. They couldn't do their job in this country so some of them went overseas worked as air traffic controllers in Europe someone to Canada others like Ron stayed and tried to do something else us he landed first at a car. Dealership then drove. Buses eventually did get a job for the state government in Florida. It was a unemployment employment facility. ooh Wow and for about a decade. This was the life of the striking air traffic controllers. Some of them. I'm never recovered then about a decade after the strike President Bill. Clinton lifted Reagan's ban on air traffic controllers. Getting their jobs back. In Fact Ron finally got his job back and in one final Ron Palmer. Ron Reagan intersection the same year. Ron Palmer got his job back. Congress proposed post to name Washington. DC's airport Reagan national air traffic controller. Strongly opposed this as you might imagine. It didn't matter the name past and after the break why some call this the most disastrous strike in American history. Donald Devine the head of federal employees for Reagan. told me that not long after the strike. This thing started happening businessmen. Come up to me in the you you know when your guy. Reagan stood firm with those guys. I started getting tougher with my unions to. I realize I was giving the store and I don't know how many times that happened. You know maybe only a half a dozen but seemed like a lot. Let's say you well. He did that. I realized I should to what had happened in that moment of the strike was that Reagan flipped the narrative on strikebreaking strikers. Were no longer the sympathetic ones now. They were selfish lawbreakers screwing over regular Americans Reagan on the other hand. He managed to cast himself as as like the hero. Here as the defender of the American public he was able to convince a good chunk of the American public. That strikebreaking aching was in fact. Something Patriotic and at the time America seemed to be on his side just McCartan is a Labor historian at Georgetown. Wrote the book about the air traffic controller strike. He said Reagan's handling of the strike. Got Into business school curriculum like quickly within a year by nineteen in eighty two and there was a group at the Wharton school that came out with a manual which encouraged business leaders to learn from the Pat Co strike so and this was widely disseminated and business leaders. Were reading about it. It was this manual. Like what to do what we learned from the Paco Strike. Thank you if you wanted to be a great chief executive. Take on your union and fight them after Reagan fired. All of the striking air traffic controllers. Suddenly around America. Strikebreaking became the thing to do striking copper miners in Arizona. Fired striking paper workers in Maine fired meatpackers bus drivers so many strikes in the nineteen eighties were broken to the point where unions realized that employers wanted wanted them to strike so that they could fire them and replace them with non union workers. And if you realize that your boss wants you to strike so they can fire you. Who in Rehire somebody else that is going to make you less likely to strike the main piece of leverage unions have the government keeps track of the number of strikes? And if if you look at the numbers you see a lot of strikes right after World War Two when unions were flying high and the numbers trend downward slowly but suddenly in nineteen eighty two. There's this huge dropoff that drop off. That is air traffic controller strike and even with the recent uptick in strikes. You may have read about in the news. Teacher strikes strikes healthcare workers. The number of strikes. Today is still small. Compared to before the air traffic controllers strikes have dropped from about one hundred forty a year in Nineteen eighty-one to about ten to twenty year. Today some people call this the Petco Syndrome. The professional air traffic controllers syndrome. This is the union fear of striking and then ending up summarily fired. Like Reagan did to the air traffic controllers here again is retired controller. Ron Palmer I think Reagan Lord Is. He'll when he lord is he'll on Paco. Everybody in the United States that was a member of union. took a long hard. Look at what happened to us. I am from what I'm I'm basically said they got squashed. Yes yeah and we'd better be careful here. I guess I guess I should ask you know looking back now. Was it worth.
"reagan" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"Movie as secret agent brass Bancroft at Warner Brothers where they shot missiles out of the sky, and I really think that he kind of convoluted this whole idea, but the Soviets actually took it somewhat seriously bought it, and at one point our intelligence people said, even if it doesn't work just by letting the Soviets. No that we have it and it's in development, and it's going to be in place in a few years. They would back down, and they did they bought it. It's incredible. Reagan believed, I think in in storybook endings, which was perhaps one clue to his success that he was such a brilliant storyteller. But it also lead to weaknesses didn't it. I'm thinking of another example, which which critics decried him on food Oooo economics. This this supply-side economics theory that says that you cut taxes, and the government ends up gaining more in revenues, right? He decided to go supply side against the Qian's Z and method that had always been in place, and it didn't work. I mean, it was David Stockman has his young budget director had implemented it and pretty soon. It was just a matter of about eight months to a year Stockman realized that he had miscalculated he couldn't find a way to bridge forty one billion dollars. And it was and the budget was was getting wider and bigger and more on Rulli. So while Reagan did initiate a series. Of tax cuts that really benefited and stimulated business the trickle down never never trickled. He had kind of a hands off management style at times. And it got him into trouble. Tell us what went wrong in the Iran contra scandal that went wrong from the get-go. Jim. It was brought to him by bud McFarlane when he was in the hospital, and he didn't really grasp it, but the big idea and Reagan only, so big ideas, the big idea sounded fantastic to him. Here's what would happen. We would give moderates in Iran. Some missiles to show them that we were they're buddies, and they would gradually agree that the United States. Was there pal? We never found those moderates. I don't even know if they existed, but by the time, we got involved in that it was it was a fiasco and so much money in so many missiles had been given to the Iranians and the money that we got back from them in return for those missiles was hijacked by Ollie north and illegally illegally. And the money was sent to the contras that we're fighting against the Sandinistas Nicaragua. And that was. Was a right wing militias that we're fighting a left-wing government. Exactly. And as it turned out. Neither of them were any good. But but Reagan was convinced these were freedom fighters much, like our revolutionary war patriots and the French resistance and he called them freedom fighters. I don't think he really grasped who they were what they were fighting about what happened with aids. He spent years kind of ignoring crisis at a tin ear when it came to. He didn't understand it. He didn't want to understand it. He never believed that rock Hudson was was a homosexual, and when rock died, it kind of really stunned him when it was announced that he had aids, but somebody who was a family friend introduced him to Elizabeth Glaser whose husband was part of the Starsky and hutch cast, and she was dying of aids because she had a blood transfusion when she was pregnant her baby had already died of aids. And this turned Reagan inside out, and he came out very strongly in favor of aids research, but it was too little too late. Let's talk a little bit about father's mansion..
"reagan" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"And here was a union that wanted to raise. Then adjust wasn't in the budget. Reagan wanted to reach some kind of a compromise with them, but they announced that they were going to strike, and this was a union that backs. Ronald Reagan in Alexia, they supported him up. Down. He was he was personally aggravated because it was against the law for them to strike because they were government employees, and it would have created havoc. But he determined to put his foot down. He felt that if he couldn't do it right away in his first term, then he would be perceived as a weak president. So he he basically fired them all and it was it was hard for him to do. But it was a show of real strength. And it was a huge gamble. I mean, politically took enormous risks. How did the public respond the public back in one hundred percent? They were nervous. They had read a number of things, especially in the New York Times that said that planes would be falling out of the air. And in fact, Fred fielding who was one of his advisors told me that Reagan said, we're going to be all right, Fred. And Fred said, we will Mr President until that I point comes down. And then you're going to be a one term president. It's surprising that that there was such strong support for for Reagan given that at that time, many more people were members of trade unions than they are today. That's true. But the way he approached it was he went on TV to explain it. The people I want to ask you about what that tells us, and what kind of lessons we could have today. We're speaking with Bob Spitz, author of the new biography Reagan and American Journey. It's how do we fix it? I'm Jim megs, and I'm Richard Davies. What are a few lessons of Reagan style for politicians of today? I think the most important one is to realize that you're the president of all the people not just some of the people Ronald Reagan. Learn this very early in his term as governor in his first term. He was one of the first people in the country to pass a therapeutic abortion Bill. This was six years before Roe v. Wade he was personally opposed to abortion, but one of his legislators and the legislature was all democratic came to him and said, you don't understand the people in California want this sixty five percent of the people want you to sign this. Reagan did a few studies found out that indeed that was true, and he decided to sign the Bill above his objections because he said, I'm the governor of all the people not just some of the people. And I think that's the most important thing you can take away from from him. Jim. I think it's fair to say you're more of a fan than of Reagan than I am. Well, that's not the idea of our show. Yeah. You're the you're the here the softy liberal, and I'm Russ cranky conservative heartless conservative. Yes. So I just want to raise a few criticisms sure run through with you. I can help you with those. I remember that that at the time, and certainly this has been a criticism that's rolled down through the years. People worried that Reagan was living in a fantasy land. And one example of that was was was Star Wars was this missile defense system that he came up with that involve wasting billions of dollars and eventually was abandoned. Yeah, he decided to change our strategic policy from an offensive policy, you know, building up to a defensive policy bud McFarlane who was the intelligence officer at the time, and John Poindexter who was his deputy really convinced him to do this. And they brought the chiefs of staff in who were completely against it. As was almost every other Republican will make our and democratic lawmakers. Well, but Reagan Phil, and perhaps in a pollyanna way that we could build some kind of missile shield that would protect those and would shoot missiles out of the sky oddly enough. Off. He was in a.
"reagan" Discussed on Presidential
"So close but not not closer nancy reagan told me in lieu there are times when there is a barrier there that i even i can't get beyond but this is not something that is is exclusive to reagan third lots of great men who keep part of themselves always to themselves the person who most readily comes to mind is ronald reagan's first title franklin roosevelt i dunno three or four dozen books on fdr and in every one of em you find some passage by people who knew him that they didn't know what he was thinking couldn't there were some part of him the the could never penetrate i think it's sort of add to the mystique of both presidents had also could make frustrating to deal with but it's a quality that that you see replicated in other leaders said was in nineteen sixty team when reagan was fifty one years old he officially switched his party affiliation from damage teen being a republican and a couple of years later he gave a speech in support of republican candidate barry goldwater which basically garnered attention in the sphere of national politics and here's here's a little clip preserving ronald reagan.