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"Welcome to the good news. Ought to you by check us out the time of the rally on that m. Charles reclaimed manga seventeen seventy six on facebook. Hey welcome in maga patriots. This is the michigan maga. Podcast in my name is charles. Mclean us thank you for checking us out. I've got absolutely loaded show for you today. I wanna get right to this thing before. I do want to mention the website you can go to. Www maga dot com. It is the maga news and information center for michigan. You go on there. You're gonna find everything migrelief. News articles to videos There's polls that are going to be up there. There's one up there right now that you can participate in You can check out any upcoming events. There's going to be pictures from event that just took place this past friday the rally for reopening at the delta so it was a great event and you can check out some of those pictures while you're on there and get signed up for the weekly newsletter. That comes out every saturday. Slash sunday depending on when i can get it out but on the weekend Get signed up for that and then also all of the social media links right now Kind of narrowed it down to facebook me. We in gab gab. Seems to be back up and running now a little better so check check out the links on there and then once parlor is back up and running which sounds like it will be At some point I will certainly beyond their so. You'll have the link to that as well so go on there and check it out. It's everything you need to stay informed on the maga movement in michigan. All right so having said all that. Let's get at this thing. Because there was a lot of news that i came across that i wanted to talk about but i just couldn't possibly fit it into a short enough show to make it all worthwhile so what i did instead. Is i kind of bundled into some different buckets. As i was reading different things and watching different things and so i created these buckets and there's three of them that i'm going to be discussing on this show today in the first one has to do with just this week ahead. It's obviously going to be a dark day. For republicans as joe biden takes office on wednesday Kind of tell you what to expect. Once that happens in what not to expect from this week ahead with a lot of information. I think going out on social media. It's time now to step back and look at everything and ask ourselves. You know what's really true. And what isn't and then. Just look at what to expect from a biden administration. As soon as he takes office on wednesday so look at that. Then i also am going to talk about an issue that i've been talking about for awhile and Folder disenfranchisement particularly in the inner cities. Because i heard a quote by senator james langford from oklahoma Coming back from the rally for reopening and it was on marklevinshow. And when i heard this i thought man i don't understand how the republicans can not get in front of this issue of the voter disenfranchisement. We should be the ones winning that argument but for some reason we just aren't and so i do want to talk about that and then i also want to just talk a little bit at the end about this The the what are we going to do in terms of. Are we going to start a third party there. We're going to try and take over the republican party. You know what what's going to happen. I think lot of it might depend on. What donald trump does. There's talk that maybe he starts. A party are people. Follow that you know. What's the best approach So i i want to talk a little bit about that so before i get to that. I want to talk about this week because this week is going to happen. I know there's a lot of people that are out there and there really wishing something big would happen and that there's still some time left and that may be trump's going to do this in the insurrection act and there's martial law Maybe that and i'm here to tell you If you check out my blog here from the from yesterday it. It's basically telling you that that's not going to happen. I think we all know deep inside that that's not going to happen. Donald trump is ready to basically start the next chapter. He's going to have a fight on his hands because they just won't leave him alone even when he's out of office but at the same point he's going to be focused on helping out the republican party. Get back to where it was again. Now whether that's third party capacity or just with the primary being the current officeholders that's yet to be seen. But you know he is going to be moving on to the next phase. He said it in all of his language. He's talked about it. He's said the transition will be peaceful the only people who don't believe that are the people on the left who continue to board up all the capitals in in in put everything Fences around everything because they think for some reason. we're all going to riot again at just. I don't get that but it. It's going to happen on wednesday. Joe biden in a Ceremony that very few people care about will become the forty six president of the united states. And we just have to deal with that and we have to prepare for it because once it happens it is going to get crazy. He's already said it. And i'm gonna point to a few articles these are going to be in the show notes where he's basically telling you what he's gonna do. There's already three things that i can tell right out of. The gate are just going to be terrible for us that he wants to do. And these are things that the democrats have wanted to do for a long time. And i think that now they're in the perfect position to do it and i think joe biden wants to do it because i mean frankly we know the guy's not making it through four years right i. I think we know that. I give them a year tops that he gets through it before they either peaches him or the twenty fifth amendment or something. They get him out of here they they don't want him anyway. It was always come out here is it's always been about kamala hairs. He was just the the the moderate that could get them the the middle vote that they needed to be enough to win the presidency. So we know that he isn't going to be there very long. Which is only means that he wants to get these things done as fast as possible because he's been waiting his whole life for this. I mean he was rejected twice by the party in how he finally gets elevated to the presidency. Regardless of what you think about how we got there. He's there now. He needs to make a name for a toughening too quickly because he doesn't have much time. So the three things. I already tony. The la times article from the other day biden to send congress bill to legalize eleven million immigrants who lack documentation. So get ready for that. You see the honduras the the train or whatever they call those things Coming up here All the fights that they're having a guatemala stuff and that's just the beginning. I mean you think that's the first one they're just gonna keep if you keep pushing down. They're just going to keep coming. They're going to keep coming. Because they have no incentive to see the place is terrible so they have absolutely no incentive to stay there. So they're just gonna keep coming and keep coming into benchley they'll get here in the meantime biden just going to give everybody citizenships. He's going to hand them out like candy and You know we'll we'll just see i think in in a time like this when the economy's trying to rebound flooding it with a bunch of cheap labor. Which isn't gonna end up being so cheap As i'll show you in a minute it's just going to be a terrible idea. I think everybody knows and I think that this has always been one of the things is to get these people in here. Because for whatever reason they're going to offer them a bunch of free stuff thus is securing eleven million votes for the future by offering them free everything and that's that's really the reason why they're doing this. The second thing reuters today biden to cancel keystone excel pipeline permit on first day in office. So get ready. The gas prices were nice. We enjoyed it but Remember the obama days and remember all the excuses about all while it was the refinery in texas. That was down or this that we've seen what energy independence looks like and it's gone and he is going to probably cancel that right out of the gate and you can watch your prices. Shoot up So sailor v to that and then the third thing he said which kind of goes to the first thing i talked about is biden seeks to lift minimum wage to fifteen dollar. An hour and stimulus plan that was in bloomberg the other day and that's another big wishlist that they've always had in this all of the things that he wants to do. This by far is the absolute worst. I mean fifteen dollars minimum wage. I'm not even gonna get into it right now because it would take. It would take ten hours to even start to begin to discuss. How terrible idea. This is in our especially right now as you're businesses are starting to get reopened them just as they're getting back on your feet you're gonna slam them with a fifteen dollars an hour minimum wage. That's not going to work out the way you think. it is. but those are what they want. And that's that's what biden needs to get done in his estimation to cement his legacy. And he's going to do it as quickly as possible because he's not going to be around long so he's going to want to get as much stuff done in no better time than now. He's got the senate he's got the house. There's nothing stopping them so when he's in office it's basically just get ready and hold on so now on the second story and this is the one that has to do with senator james langford from he came out with a statement the other day that i'm gonna read. And it just baffles me. How we continue to lose this argument over and over again but the the statement that he came out with says what i did not realize was all the national conversation about states like georgia. Pennsylvania and michigan was seen as casting doubt on the liberty of votes coming predominantly black communities like atlanta philadelphia in detroit after decades of fighting for voting rates. Many black friends in oklahoma saw this as a direct attack on their right to vote for their vote to matter and even a belief that their votes meet election in our country illegitimate. So my thing with this is. I don't understand and i've got to be careful here because i don't want to get into a race issue. This is more just the actual philosophy of voter disenfranchisement and how you disenfranchise voters in. There's a couple of different ways that i see this playing out in terms of that because the first thing that i think of is i see oklahoma. I think i see oklahoma. Every county in oklahoma went for donald trump. Seventy seven out of seventy seven. He won sixty eight to thirty two or sixty the sixty four thirty two something like that. I mean he just absolutely crushed oklahoma and yet he's trying to say that. Those voters are being disenfranchised by questioned the legitimacy of the votes in these other cities outside of oklahoma and my argument is that the voters have oklahoma. Are the ones being disenfranchised if what is being alleged is actually true and the only way you know that is if you investigate it if you do the audits if you look into the statements of the people that's how you figure it out and then you determine if there's nothing wrong there's nothing wrong in their vote is what it is and everybody moves on their happy but if there is an issue in there was something in one of those cities than the people of oklahoma are set there going. Hey we wanted this guy as president. We all voted unanimously form. And the only reason we're not getting it is because of the legal illegitimate votes of these other cities in these different states. And of course that was the whole basis of the texas lawsuit that got thrown out. But these are the sorts of things that cause the voter disenfranchisement force for a state like oklahoma. So i think that that's one way. And then the second thing that i think of and this is something that i am going to have to have some people talk to me and i'm going to have to have some conversations and look into because you know maybe maybe i'm wrong here but what i'm seeing is like in the city of detroit and you look at the city of detroit or just. That's just look at the black community in general now. Donald trump from all indications He won upwards of twelve percent of the black vote this time around Increase over two thousand sixteen. So what that says to me is that you know these. These black voters who for decades upon decades have been told that they should be voting for democrats because the democrats are the ones they care about them. They're the ones that are going to give them all of this stuff. And they're the ones that are going to give them the equality and the justice that they need and you vote democrat. Vote democrat in everything. Do vote democrat. But they're seeing nothing change. Nothing changed so finally they say you know what enough is enough. i want to vote for donald trump. i see the progress. I see the unemployment rate down. Everything's good you know. I i want him as my president. I'm gonna go against this mindset. That tells me that. I have to vote for the democrats that i have to vote a certain way and then they do it only to then watch as the democrats come in and they do the ballot harvesting and they do everything that they do that. Is you know skirts. The law but is just legal enough by goes around the legislature and isn't constitutional but is bad enough. That anybody's really gonna make a fuss about it until it to watch them do the same old same old for them. That's where i believe. The disenfranchisement comes in and we as the republicans are the ones that need to defend them. And say hey. These are the people that came to the republican party and said hey i want to make this change. I want something different than what i've been promised. And then they come and yet we aren't going to sit there and fight for them and fight for every single one of them in every vote to make sure that every legal vote matters that that to me doesn't make any sense in how we can't get that argument out that we're the ones that are protecting the vote. We're the ones that are trying to avoid the voter disenfranchisement from the from all of the illegal votes that that could be out there to make sure that all of them are are rectified. In that there's no questions that's where you protect the voters interest but for some reason we just have never won that argument. I can't figure it out and until we do. You know. And i guess it's just because we get senators like james langford who just bandini and they aren't going to sit there and try and fight for anything they're just going to say. Hey you know what i guess. You're right about me the whole time. I'm terrible and that's what we're getting from the republican party right now so. It's not a surprise that that i guess in the end that we are losing that argument. Talking about them What are actually to do over a few headlines that i have here because so much i couldn't fit it all in. I thought i'd do a little headline section of just a few things that i found interesting that you might want to just pay attention to going forward into this week I starting with governor whitmer being gracious enough to say that. She hopes to reopen indoor dining on february first Still not producing any kind of numbers or statistics saying how indoor dining contributes to the corona virus spread. Once i see that i guess i believe more. But until then i one of the things when i was down at the The the rally for reopening talked to a couple of the small business owners and you just got the sense that they're like whatever you know by now they're just like the lady talks she just opens her mouth and they aren't hearing anything because she's just done it so much so they're like we'll see when we believe it and you can't blame afford so second is a great little story. I just kinda love. This one Governor rick snyder is being charged in the flint. Water crisis finally But he's being charged with two misdemeanors. i'm not sure how to interpret that given his recent call for healing and unity going arm and arm with governor whitmer only to turn around and have nestle charging with these two misdemeanors. I guess you could look at it in a sense that it could be worse because a couple of people i guess are being charged with involuntary manslaughter. So i guess they could have charged him with that. So maybe this is the way that they're they're a bone of the republican party. Which if they knew what we thought of him she would realize that isn't what that's doing Or it's just the fact that they are they want to do something and so they're just trying to You know be basically democrats and they think that they're going to stick it to this republican and stick it to the republican party by putting him on trial but in reality. He's a rhino. And he is the reason we have the dominion voting machines. And so i think that pretty much We could care less what happens him now. The third thing is peter mayer Speaking of rhinos Indicates that he may need to get body armor when he goes out I guess seem the price of what betrayal does to a person He told msnbc on thursday that he and his colleagues are preparing for every scenario by traveling with armed escorts and ultra routines. They're also working to procure body armor. our expectation is that someone might try to kill us. Meyer said so You know. I i mean obviously. Don't want that you know we just wanted to get this guy out In two thousand twenty two. I mean he's in the minority in the house and you might as well leave them alone and just let him get through. There will deal with him in twenty twenty two. You don't need to go after the guy But at the same point you know if you don't betray people you don't generally run into these situations and that's just the reality of but not condoning. It doesn't don't condone it. But i'm just saying sometimes you know if you don't do the one the other doesn't happen So anyway so. The last thing that i i laugh at this is the armed protests in the capital today Ended up being much ado about nothing. It's so funny. How all of these states are rampant up because they think there's going to be some kind of mass protests in armed conflicts and everything. It's just so ridiculous to think that they honestly believe that this is going to happen with no basis at all. I don't understand where they're even getting this kind of information other than because it happened at the capitol one time You know this is not We aren't out there everyday. Burning stuff down This is that was a one time event and so this is going crazy and the guess what happened. According to a anderson from detroit free press. She tweeted out. Some people are carrying guns outside the capitol. One person said the visited him at work asking about today which is scary thought. No one. i've talked to has mentioned plans for anything. But a peaceful protests capital has a fence around it. Small crowd police immediate outnumber protesters. So there. you have it that's Quite the protest anyway. Sold the last thing i want to get to. Is this concept of starting a third party. So i gotta pull up on the website of really loved if you guys would go there and vote I would really like to know what people are thinking out there and basically just says what do maga- patriots do. Now do we try and basically take over the republican party or do we start a third party a lot of talk of the patriot party. I know that i've seen on me. We a patriot party of michigan Group page go up. So that's already the talk and it's the talk around the country and i think that Obviously this is something that happens whenever a party loses Seems to happen. A bit more on the republican side than the democrats. I think they all just kind of wanna be crazy in the end so they stick together even when they lose but You know the republican party when when we lose we want to change. We want to improve. We want to evolve and I think that then we decide how we're going to do that. And you know now you've got this maga wing of the party that is really picking up steam. It's scott more momentum than the tea party. I think it's got more purpose than the tea party. And i think that it's better suited to have an impact But i think that this looking to go into a third party could be the wrong way to go at this point. I don't think that there's really enough time for what we need to do to try and get a third party established enough to stop. What's coming If we really want to make a difference at this point. I think that we've gotta we've gotta hit this head on and we've got to go after the rhinos head on and we've got a force them to leave. We've got a force of them to start a new party You know we need the liz cheney's of the world and the mitch mcconnells and and you know all of them that lisa murkowski's and the mitt romney's and all these guys we need them to get out and get out of the way and they can start their own third party and if anybody really wants and then they can vote for him but nobody will because they're they're of a generation passed in and they've got a they've just you know they're the ones that are Stopping the progress of the maga movement. Ultimately i think if they would have gotten on board of things would be totally different now but they didn't and so we have to decide if we want to attack them by basically taking back the party of lincoln and reagan and now donald trump or if we wanna just let them have it and go into this third party and start the patriot party or something like that. I do believe that a lot of it is going to be dependent on what the president does when he is out of office if he decides to start a third party i am sure that most of the maga movement will get behind him I certainly would. I would prefer to go the other route. And i would like to see us primary everybody and just take over the republican party. We are certainly diverse enough now and we've got a wide enough base. I think that we can really make an impact but If donald trump wants to start a third party enough people are are really on board. And that's what they wanna do. Then then that's what i'll do. Because i believe in the movement i believe in what we're trying to do and i believe in what donald trump did. I'd actually like to see some of the spending cut down But but you do the other things. I in in what he was doing work and i think that that if he wants to start a party that that continues that work. Then that's what i'd be behind. And i'm sure a lot of others would so But in the end you know i just. I love the republican party of always believed in the party Since i was just a kid in grade school and i heard the phrase is lower taxes and less government is just always stuck in my head. And i've always been a republican and and continue to believe those philosophies. I'd like to do it as republican. But if not it doesn't matter i. E the ultimately irrelevant it's the concepts of the lower taxes the government the more freedom and the love of god and country and the loyalty in the unity of the party All of those things are what is important. And i will certainly be on board with that But i'd love to know what you guys think. Seoul shoot me. A comment hit me up on on facebook or Through the website. And you can email me. There's all the contact information there. So go ahead and reach out to me there and then we will see what happens this week. Wall cross our fingers and hope for the best. And when i come back next week We will have a lot to talk about. So i look forward to it until then take it easy magdalene. Thank you for listening to the michigan. Maga news brief check us out at m maga dot com on twitter. At 'em i'm agassi or am i manga. Seventeen seventy six on facebook.

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New normal for Republican candidates: willingness to overturn elections

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

47:07 min | 3 months ago

New normal for Republican candidates: willingness to overturn elections

"The rachel maddow show. We did nine eastern on. Msnbc thanks for joining us this hour. Very happy to have you here. Attorney general merrick garland today went up to capitol hill specifically to meet with members of the. Us capitol police. The attorney. General attended their roll. Call today to thank them for serving as police officers also to thank them for what they did to save the. Us capitol on january six. That was six months ago today. That a donald trump rally on the ellipse more seamlessly into a violent mob attack by trump supporters on the us capitol with dc police in us capitol police officers on the front lines Trying to defend against that violent violent attack they turning general today said thank you to the capitol police officers for what they went through six months ago today but he also importantly went up to the capitol police roll call today to update officers on the state of the justice department's investigation into what happened. Updating them on the five hundred plus arrests that have been made thus the seriousness of the charges brought against those who have been arrested. Also the justice department's efforts to find and arrest roughly three hundred more people who they are still looking for justice department. The law enforcement has has arrested on average law enforcement at all levels on average has arrested three people every day since the january sixth attack happened but some of the suspects. They're still looking for people who are wanted for potentially very serious crimes for example. They've still got a huge reward out for information that leads to the arrest of whoever it was who put pipebombs operable pipebombs not dummy props outside the headquarters of the democratic national committee and the republican national committee just hours before the full blown assault on the capital started. They're still looking for whoever. Put those pipebombs there today. The washington field office at the fbi released. Eleven stomach churning new videos including stop motion and slow motion and spot shadows zeroing in on individual perpetrators as they try to identify lots more people who violently attacked police officers that day. The stuff that they put out today is hard to watch In one instance they show an officer being beaten beaten being hit with a big metal pole. There's an another close up video of an officer being wrenched to the ground and stomped and beaten by the mob. It's does seem right that on the day marking six months from this attack. We'd get the attorney general in-person at the us capitol police thanking the officers defending the capital but also briefing them on the justice department's legal pursuit of the attackers which again continues president biden. Tonight put out a strong statement marking these six months and says in part not even during the civil war did insurrectionists breach are capital the citadel of our democracy but six months ago today insurrectionists did they launched a violent and deadly assault on the people's house on the people's representatives and on the capitol police warned to protect them as duly elected. Congress carried out the sacred ritual of our republic and certified the electoral college vote. This was not descent it was disorder. It posed an existential crisis and a test of whether our democracy could survive a sad reminder that there's nothing guaranteed about our democracy but while it shocked and saddened nation and the world six months later we can say unequivocally that democracy did prevail and that we must all continue the work to protect and preserve it that requires people of goodwill and courage to stand up to the hate. The lies the extremism that led to this vicious attack including determining what happened so we can remember it and not bury it hoping we forget it also requires all of us working together. Democrats republicans and independence on behalf of the common good to restore decency honor and respect for the rule of law and it impels government both the executive and legislative branches to take urgent steps needed to protect the fundamental right to vote. That's part of a long statement tonight from president biden marking six months since the attack on the capital january. Six six months ago today just a few minutes after that statement from president biden came out. We got additional reporting from the white house that president biden is going to meet with representatives from all these voting rights and civil rights groups. This week we think that's going to be a meeting at the white house the day after tomorrow. Now that comes. As progressive groups advocating for voting rights pushing for new federal protections for voting rights are increasingly pressing. The white house and president biden personally to do more to push voting rights to the top of the agenda to find a way to get it done to push for voting rights protections as hard as president. Biden is pushing for an infrastructure. Bill is hard as he's pushing to get the country vaccinated but as we hit six months since the january six attack today the for the people act the federal legislation to bolster voting rights at the federal level. It is still sitting stalled in the united states senate and maybe this meeting with civil rights and voting rights groups this week. Maybe the statement from the president tonight about redoubling efforts here. Maybe it does imply that there's going to be some big new. Push to get it done. But while that legislation does sit stalled in the senate it is worth also getting real about the fact that republicans aren't just using their election loss last year and republican fantasies. About how the election must somehow been stolen for them or otherwise. They couldn't have lost it. They're not just using that to justify rollbacks of voting rights in every state where they're in control they are doing that but they're also in pretty significant numbers demanding a willingness to overturn elections as a new single issue litmus test for republican candidates for office of all kinds not just restricting voting rights but demanding that republican candidates pledge that they will overturn election results whenever they can and whatever it's advantageous to republican candidates. Remember what was happening inside the senate when the mob actually breached the capital six months ago and got inside you remember what was happening on the senate floor at that moment a us. Senator named james lankford republican senator from oklahoma. At the moment the mob got inside at that moment he was giving a speech on the senate floor about how he was going to join with. Ted cruz and josh holly. And all these other republican senators to object to certify the result of the election. Senator lankford was in the middle of a long argument about how he wanted. Congress not to certify the election results on january sixth he thought the election should stay uncertified for another ten days pass january six so the states could basically think again about whether they're election results were really truly their election results and maybe they might prefer to send some different electors as opposed to the ones. They'd already set for the count. That was supposed to be happening that day. That is the case that he was making on the senate floor. Pause the count. Let's wait another ten days. Let's give states ten more days to think about it. That's the casey was making on the senate floor. When someone from senator lang lang for its office came up to him while he was speaking which does not happen to. Us senators when they're speaking in the floor. Nobody walks up to them and tells them anything but somebody from his office walked up to him very calmly and told him very quietly that the mob was inside. The building and senator lankford stopped his argument. He stopped his sentence mid phrase he said thank you and he scuttled pause. The count get more facts to the states. Before january the twentieth we proposed a fifteen member commission just like what was done. After the failed election of eighteen seventy six they were encouraging people to spend ten days going through all the issues so states can have one last opportunity to address any challenges then. The states as the constitution directs would make the final decision on their electors. I have some colleagues who have said that a ten day commission is not enough time so they have counterproposed just ignoring the lingering questions. We need to do something. My challenge today is not about the good people of arizona in the boss. Thank you stand in recess. You can see joni ernst and tom. Cotton both military veterans. Looking around recognizing. Something's going on. You can see the commotion see people start moving around him. Your senator lahey. Who's presiding at that moment. Hit the gavel. He doesn't know why somebody from his office comes up and says they are in the building. What's up his papers walks away. What senator lankford was was arguing there on january six just after two pm. That day was that the election shouldn't be certified. Congress shouldn't certify the state should take another ten days a commission study will audit the result. Shake another ten days which would basically get us. Right up against inauguration day itself before the electors would actually be sent up to capitol hill and counted and as he's making that argument. He's getting right to the apex of his argument. And then oops sorry third. Here they come. You gotta stop what you're doing and we gotta get outta here here. They come. who's to say they're not coming for you. After the mob rampaged through the capital hunting the speaker of the house hunting the vice president polling through senators desks on the floor of the senate injuring more than one hundred police officers ransacking offices they could get into including the senate parliamentarian's office. Nancy pelosi office senator. Jeff merkley office after all of that happened on the sixth six months ago. Today to his credit. Senator james langford oklahoma changed his mind decided that he no longer wanted to be part of delivering to the rioters. What they had come for he tore up that speech he had been giving at two pm and when they reconvened that night he gave a very different set of remarks. Just after nine pm. I want to join my fellow senators and saying thank you to the capitol hill. Police law enforcement of national guard. The secret service who stood in harm's way while we were here debating they were pushing back and i was literally interrupted mid-sentence speaking here because we were all unaware of what was happening right outside this room because of their faithfulness and because what they have done and i wanna thank you them thanked. Obviously the commission that we've asked for is not going to happen at this point and understand that and we're headed towards tonight towards the certification of joe biden be the president of the united states and we will work together in this body to be able to set a peaceful example. The days ahead. In addition to that statement on the floor that night senator lankford little bit later on that night also released this joint. Statement with republican senator. Steve daines of montana. Asking for the vote to certify. Biden's win the election to be unanimous both lankford and danes we're going to object to the certification but after the attack on the capital. They put out this statement together. We must and we will have a peaceful and orderly transition of power. We now need the entire congress to come together and vote to certify the election results. We must stand together as americans. We must defend our constitution. And the rule of law. Senator danes and senator lankford released that the night of january six six months ago tonight. That's two senators who've been planning to block the certification of the election results but after the attack on the capital that day. They said you know what we are not going to do it. this way. Senator lankford indeed within a few days said even written an open letter to the african american citizens of his state oklahoma apologizing for how he had expressed his doubts about the election specifically calling out lots of majority minority cities and and and lok locations that he said particularly suspicious in their election outcomes. He said quote after decades of fighting for voting rights. Many black friends and oklahoma so this meaning sought my explanation of my objections to the election as a direct attack on their right to vote an attack on their vote to matter and even a belief that their votes made an election in our country illegitimate. He says quote. I should have recognized. How what i said and what i did could be interpreted by many of you. I deeply regret my blindness to that perception. And for that i am sorry. Senator langford writing that letter to african american citizens in oklahoma on january fourteenth. Just the the week after the attack on the capital. Well now that same. Us senator james langford of oklahoma. He's up for re election. Twenty twenty two and he has a challenger in the republican primary. Who is running against him. Purely and solely on the grounds that lankford was wrong to vote in the end to certify the election result the night of january sixth because he ultimately voted to certify the election results to declare that joe biden had in fact won the election. Senator lankford should therefore be ousted from the senate and not only is he facing that primary challenge in his re election fight in oklahoma oklahoma. The remarkable thing here is that the chairman of the state republican party in oklahoma has endorsed that challenger has endorsed that challenger to senator lankford. Who is only running against langford on that one plank. The these state republican party chairman of oklahoma just spoke at a rally for the guy who is trying to unseat republican. Us senator james langford specifically because he voted to certify the election. The state republican party chairman endorsing the challenger to the sitting incumbent republican. Us senator if you run a state republican party and you've got an incumbent republican us. Senator who's up for reelection. Usually you would not expect the republican party in that state and its chairman to be crusading against the incumbent. Senator trying to get him or her thrown out of office usually. That's how it works for obvious reasons but six months on from the capital attack today. What we've got now is the republican party. That does that and what we've got now are a lot of single issue. Republican voters and republican activists for whom they're single issue. The only thing that's driving them in politics is this fantasy. That trump secretly won the twenty twenty election and the election must be overthrown so he can be reinstated. It has turned the state republican party in oklahoma against their incumbent. Republican senator as. He faces a reelection battle. It's also animating. Hundreds of republican campaigns for all sorts of state offices all around the country. Amy gardner reporting today for the washington post quote. Dozens of candidates promoting the baseless notion that the election was rigged are seeking powerful statewide offices. Such as governor attorney general and secretary of state which would give them authority over the administration of elections. These candidates are running in several of the decisive states where trump and his allies sought to overturn. The outcome and engineer has returned to the white house quote of nearly seven hundred republicans who have filed initial paperwork with the to run next year for either the us senate or the house of representatives. At least a third of those seven hundred. Republican candidates have embraced trump's false claims about his defeat at least a third of them at the center of the stage. There's republicans in fact great republican republican-controlled state legislators across the country restricting voting rights and republican governors across the country signing those new restrictions into law. Democrats apparently powerless among themselves. To decide that it's worth changing the senate rules to block that sort of action by the other party. So it's proceeding unimpeded unimpeded. Now by the courts with the collapse of the voting rights act unimpeded by any change in voting laws that the democrats could agree amongst themselves to enact if they decided it was priority enough and if they decided they would change the senate rules to get it done so centerstage. Republicans are getting this done. They are dr- in a draconian way rolling back voting rights. They're also changing election laws to give partisan state legislators and other partisans more control over the counting of the votes and the election rules and the certification of the vote and disputes after the election. They're seizing power over elections for partisan republican actors as well while they're making it harder for democratic leaning voters to cast their vote or have it it all right. That's that's center stage and that's enough of an emergency when it comes to our democracy right but in the wings. The new normal republican party in republican politics is a demand that newly elected republicans or credible republican candidates for office must show a willingness to use their power to overturn elections from here on out. James langford facing primary challenge endorsed by the chairman of the republican party in his state by a candidate who is running against him because he didn't use his power to try to overturn the election to keep trump in office hundreds of republican candidates for statewide office across the country. Saying they will. They want to be elected to office. So they can use their power in office to overturn election results for favored candidates. And that is what the post election so-called audits of the election are about. Did you hear what they're doing in wisconsin. Now we've got more on that ahead tonight it will blow your mind. That's what the political rallies now regularly being held by the former president are all about him pressing these grievances but how the election was stolen and how real republicans would have overturned the election for him and he'll get his revenge and his supporters should get their revenge on any republican officeholders. Who don't use their power to overturn election results. I mean that's the actual ground truth of republican campaigns. Right now in the states when you look at the grounds on which people say they are running the planks of the platforms that these people are standing on to contest statewide offices. Incidentally it's also what's behind the white supremacist. Weird hitler youth looking march in downtown philadelphia this weekend. Hundreds of legit white supremacists in matching little dweeby uniforms marching on philadelphia. This weekend yelling. The election was stolen. The election was stolen right there shouting their white supremacist. Nonsense south very much like the charlotte charlottesville unite the right rally from back in two thousand seventeen. But what else are they yelling. The election was stolen. The election was stolen. I will tell you that. There is one silver lining of the hitler youth looking white. Supremacist group marching in philadelphia this weekend. Which is that philadelphians. Met them when they arrived and ran them out on a rail. At least according to a local police official they started engaging with citizens of philadelphia. None too happy about some of the things. They were saying The apparently these males felt friend and at what point somebody in their crowd through a type of we'll believe is this smoke bomb to cover their to retreat and they literally ran away from the people. Philadelphia literally ran away from the people of philadelphia. Yes did they look up philadelphia before they travelled there got a lot to cover tonight the. Us government is now confirming that the american withdrawal from afghanistan is now ninety percent over president biden headset september eleventh as the date by which all us forces would be out of afghanistan now as of july fifth more than ninety percent of the entire. Withdrawal process is done. A great number of members of congress who served in afghanistan are now turning up the heat to try to make sure that afghans who worked as translators and another support holes for us troops during that long war can get kin themselves. Get out of afghanistan ahead of what appears to be a lightning taliban advance across the country which threatens the lives of those afghans who helped. Us troops threatens the lives of their families Nbc's richard angle is actually been embedded with a group of afghan commandos. These are members of the afghan military or the sort of elite anti-taliban fighting force left there. They're now fighting without us support. He files an incredible report from afghanistan about the kinds of actions. They are now engaging in to fight the taliban to stop a full taliban takeover of that that country but we've got on the home front afghan veterans in congress trying to make sure that afghan helpers for us troops get out and it's taking is something that needs to happen fast taking a really interesting term. We're going gonna be looking at that tonight. Boss got really fascinating. Turn in the big ransomware attack that hit this weekend and the news breaking tonight that the national republican party may have simultaneously been hit by a cyber attack from russian government. Hackers that is fascinating in. Its own right. The rnc is denying that they were hit whether or not the rnc is up to admitting they were hit. it's a fascinating challenge for the us government slot going on. We've got great reporters here joining us tonight. We got lots of lifts. In march of this year president biden announced plans to install thirty thousand megawatts off the east coast by twenty thirty. That is more offshore wind than europe has installed over the past. Twenty years signalling his intention to make offshore wind a major part of his plans to set us. On course for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by twenty fifty in windfall. A new limited series from nhprc award winning podcast outside in reporters explored the twenty years of political sabotage and bureaucratic red tape that kept offshore wind down and what today's plants mean for tomorrow's energy future offshore wind will create tens of thousands of jobs inject tens of billions of dollars into the economy and place two thousand turbines each taller than the washington monument in the atlantic ocean. This is a story about environmentalism and infrastructure about capital and power it will be a defining story of the twenty first century. Windfall will begin on outside in june twenty fourth. It's available free wherever you get your podcasts. In taliban-controlled area outside kabul afghanistan's best troops. Huddle tonight's mission. They'll ray to save house and kill or capture. The taliban inside before these elite troops had american support shoulder to shoulder no longer. What is it like now fighting all on your own. No american support already To fight if he died we do care about it. We're ready. We are for this so the building they're closing in on is actually a mosque and they think there are fifteen taliban fighters inside but soon the commando on point spots a taliban fighter european. She's gonna fire be careful. They've clearly lost the of surprise. Now it's just a straight fight. This is reading inside. they look through. The mosques. windows of the taliban are gone. The escaped skip on having gone far. The commandos killed three of them in hiding and then afghan airstrike kills. Three more decision is very good on very successfully for hours. But is it enough. The taliban making rapid advances the us trained afghan army is crumbling. Losing four surrendering a third of its post in the last few weeks richard engel. Nbc news logar province. Afghanistan nbc's richard engel with afghan commandos. Just remarkable and scary reporting on the fight that remains as us troops withdraw from afghanistan. Today the pentagon said the withdrawal from america's longest war is more than ninety percent complete in addition to pulling out troops and the equipment that go with them that goes with them. The us military's also handed over seven military facilities To the afghan defense ministry including bog rem the largest us military installation there at the airfield the speed at which american troops have been leaving means the pentagon will almost certainly complete the withdrawal by president biden september deadline but it also raises concerns about what happens there in the aftermath of the us forces leaving this weekend. The top us military official in charge of overseeing the troop withdrawal raised alarm about how quickly the taliban is growing. It's control over large swaths of the country. He warned about a potential civil war on the departure of us forces warned about the potential for a full taliban takeover of afghanistan and that that prospect obviously result sorts of questions about the length of this war. What choices we as a country have to make on our way out the door. What options afghanistan as a nation will have in the long run but before any of those long runs concern in the very near very short run. It also raises a very concrete passion about the promises that our government and our military made to afghans who helped. Us forces fight the war and whether america's keeping those promises during the long us war in afghanistan. Us troops enlisted the help of thousands of afghan interpreters who assisted the us mission at great personal risk to themselves those interpreters and other people who served in support roles for us forces there now in very acute danger very severe danger of being targeted by the taliban as the taliban russia's to overtake the country and they took risks to support us forces. The question is whether the us can make good on. Its promise to take care of them. And this case that means to evacuate them out of the country in very short order it is to that point that the veterans group vote vets has just released powerful new ad that features eleven sitting members of congress. All of whom are veterans. All trying to pressure president biden basically into into keeping america's promise to protect the afghan interpreters who who assisted the us military watch as the sun rises on america's independence. Day sunsets on america's longest war. I troops are coming out and orders about in chief. Promise made promise kept but our troops aren't the only ones who serve the freedom. There are thousands of afghan interpreters who served at our side as loyal as any one of us. My interpreter is an american hero to we promised to have their backs. They put their lives on the line for us. And they'll be in danger once our are gone. The president did the honorable thing when he promised to get those. Who helped us out of harm's way now. I need to get it done. We're dong two days and weeks to save thousands. Serve beside us. Whatever it takes we in congress are ready to help because we leave no one behind. We need to take them to. We need to take them to. We need to take them to and give them the freedom the earned. We need to take them to joining us. Now is congressman. Jake aachen sees a democrat from massachusetts a retired marine. Who served in afghanistan. He's one of those eleven members of congress who appeared in that new ad urging the protection of afghan interpreters and their families congressman often. It's a real pleasure to have you here. Thanks for taking the time tonight rachel. It does feel like this is a very short order. Demand and a very short order task Reference there in the ad is two days and weeks. What do you think the timeframe is here. And do you think this is doable. Yes it's doable. The war on terror has been with me my whole life. I reported on the nine eleven attacks. The editor middle school newspaper. I joined the marine corps as a platoon commander after college just a few weeks ago as a member of congress. I voted to repeal the math. And i know that. That's a story shared by many of the veterans who join me in that video with vote vets. And we're coming together to make sure that america keeps. Its promise when i was a platoon commander in afghanistan. I worked with several interpreters who were with me when we hit. Id's who were with me as we talked village elders and taliban control villages. I made promises personally to them. I want to keep them in terms of the. Us government's capability in this regard. There's been some interesting discussion about what it would take to get this done at speed moving afghan interpreters and their families to third country where they can have their visas process and be vetted before they'd be cleared to come to the united states. Essentially moving them to guam. Us territory for that purpose. Obviously the huge months long back in some cases years long backlog that has become a normal it was a processing. These kinds of visas won't work here. How do you see this logistically coming together. What do you think should be done. President biden said that he would get one hundred million shots in arms in his first hundred days. He more than doubled down. He said he'd deliver a big bold infrastructure bill. He's delivering that as we speak. He said we are going to withdraw fully by september eleventh and secure the futures of the eighteen thousand interpreters who aided american troops. I have full confidence. They'll deliver that and we in congress are going to keep the pressure up and keep the oversight up to ensure that it happens. Yes in congress. We can pass procedures streamline and expedite the program and that's necessary but we know that still a years long time line. There needs to be immediate action to relocate these interpreters from afghanistan to third countries so that they can have a safe place to apply for the program. As you say the president biden has said this can happen right. President biden has pledged that we will not leave them behind. You and your fellow veterans and congress making a very articulate very persuasive case that this needs to be done everybody seems to be arguing on the same side of it but yet it doesn't appear to be operationally happening sometimes. It's harder to push on an open door closed one. Do you know either who needs to be persuaded or what fires need to be lit under. What parts of the government in order to make it start happening more quickly on. Like president trump. Who turned his back on the kurds and allowed them to be massacred. This president's going to keep his promises he's been clear about that. They are moving expeditiously. We have negotiations ongoing with tajiki stan and who's pakistan and kazakhstan about relocating up to nine thousand of the afghan interpreters the other half We are still in negotiations with other countries about that. I have confidence that this administration can execute and that we will see them safely relocated before september eleventh congressman jaycox class democrat from massachusetts. Thank you for being here and helping us understand. I know this is as i said a short order problem that needs a big response and very short term. We'd love to have you keep us apprised as this develops all right much more to come here tonight. Stay with us. Our world is facing some big challenges. Chuck todd breaks them down a deep dive into a new topic. Instead of covering all the big stories. We're gonna cover one. Single subject impacting american politics exploring and explaining the critical issues that affect our future meet the press reports. All episodes of season two are now available on demand on peacock bloomberg news. Was i with the head snapping news today. That hacker groups within the russian government this weekend breached the computer systems at the republican national committee. Nbc news is not independently confirmed bloomberg story. The rnc does say that a third party it provider they use had been breached. They're denying any of their data has been though that said tonight. The new york times appears to be matching bloomberg's reporting saying quote early indications are that the culprit was russia's. Svr intelligence agency the group that initially hacked the democratic national committee six years ago. If those early indications are right and this is russian security services hacking the computer systems tied to the republican national party. The national republican party. i mean. That's a big hairy deal right. The russian government attacking american political parties. After all we've been through and just three weeks after biden and trump excuse me biden and putin met and supposedly had their big confrontation over this kind of thing. The reported attack on the republican party hit at about the same time that a russian based organized crime group called kelly itself are evil claimed responsibility for a ransomware attack on a us-based tech firm. They're demanding seventy million dollars as ransom in that attack are evil was also behind the attack that shut down the big meat processing company j b s last month you might remember but are evil has also been attacking all sorts of high profile targets on us soil for more than a year now hitting like a law firm that worked with all sorts of celebrities and big corporations like apple and schools even green energy companies. They're cyber-attacks along with the attacks of other organized. Russian criminal groups led to that fairly bold confrontation just under a month ago. Between president biden and vladimir putin in that meeting biden says he told putin that because these criminal attacks originating on russian soil that these russian criminal groups were effectively operating with impunity from russia. He says he told them that. Putin was effectively responsible for these attacks. And that if the us determines that attacks like these are going to continue to happen we would respond again this weekend before. This are evil. Group took responsibility for this latest. Big cyber attack this ransomware attack president biden double down again saying the attacks were determined to be from russia. He quote told putin we would respond. What about now. what if. It's not just organized. Russian criminal groups giving putin some degree of deniability but at this reporting from bloomberg in the new york times has right tonight that it's also russian security services targeting. Us political entities again. How do we respond now. What should we expect joining us. Now is near time cybersecurity reporter nicole pro roth nicole. It's nice to see you. Thank you for making time tonight. Being treated on it does feel like these are sort of well. I don't know if they're twin attacks or parallel tax. The timing of these two attacks being so close to one another does feel suspicious given that this are evil group appears to operate from russia and the rnc attack appears at least at initial glance to be from russian government. Hackers do do you think it's right to look at these as potentially linked. I don't know if they're linked yet. You know the thing about our evil if the ramp smart attacks never stopped but they're getting a lot worse. What is clear though is that i think were being tested in biden laid out a big red line during the campaign and said he was putting putin on notice that he would not tolerate any form of election interference and that appears to be something along the lines of what. We're seeing right now with breach of the contractor used by the rnc although we don't know if the rnc was the end target or collateral damage so those are the russians are asking now in terms of the ransomware. They just had this summit as you just described where ransomware was at the top of the agenda and biden said. Here's a list of sixteen critical sectors. If you hit was disruptive ransomware attack we will respond. While over the fourth of july weekend we saw one company in one of those critical sectors. Get hit with ransomware in a supply chain attack not only were their customers but their customers estimates were hit so so far. The impact in the united states seem to be muted. We haven't heard about a lot of american targets. But in sweden a grocery chain had shut down eight hundred stores the railways were affected their pharmacy. Pharmacies were affected and this is precisely the kind of attack that biden called out that summit just a few weeks ago. What is the general understanding in the field about what the us government means when it says we will respond. What is the what's what's in the arsenal and what is actually deployable. I'm not up enough on on. What cyber offense looks like to know what the us government might do. If in fact biden decides to back up his words with action will until. Now we've responded largely with sanctions and indictments and that never really gets us anywhere because clearly it's not a deterrent as we all know. Russia doesn't extradite cyber criminals so they enjoy the harbour there so the question is what's next and the problem is is that. Us systems are still so vulnerable it every time we try to prepare some kind of response for russian hat. Whatever it is whether it's election interference ransomware were always coming at this from a position of but what will vladimir putin do because we're still so vulnerable here and so that really hamstrings our response but some of the options that had been thrown out. There are things like why don't we take off. Take out the lights in russia. And that's there has been this very of war conflict between the us and russia over the years. Make my colleague. David sanger night broke the story a couple of years ago that cyber beyond was hacking into the russian grid making a very loud show of their access to say. Hey we're year. If you turn off the lights or do something seriously disruptive to the united states will turn around and turn your life back to some of the other options had been discussed as a leak of putin's financials or a leak of some kind. That would expose the kind of corruption that that putin fears with navalny and the goal would be to create three thousand of all meats and then we have pulled off a series of attacks. Small cyber strikes things like we've taken out a ransomware groups infrastructure ahead of the election last year because we were worried they would lock up voting infrastructure or we actually hacked into the computers at the internet research agency which is where. Russia's trolls were sending out a lot of their divisive messages to facebook and other social media. And i don't know exactly what the messages said but they said something like we know who you are and if you meddle with our upcoming election in that case it was the two thousand eighteen midterms We will come for you so you know. I think there is a working group at the state department right now. The u. s. nineteen other countries. That are coming up with a menu consequences and trying to figure out where is the threshold or these attacks. And where will we respond beyond the usual low level diplomatic penalties new york time cybersecurity reporter nicole pro rod. Thank you so much for your reporting tonight and also as always your clarity and explaining these things nicole. Thanks being rates agree to you too. We'll be right back. Stay with us. They waved flags held up signs chanted and listen to several speakers including former wisconsin supreme court justice michael ableman. I don't think anyone would be here if we all had confidence that this was an honest election. We wouldn't be here. We had confidence. This was an honest election. Report by local nbc station covering a rally in milwaukee the day last november that it was announced that biden had won the twenty twenty twenty presidential election and that man who the reporters speaking with there is a former wisconsin state supreme court justice. His name is michael ableman. He spoke at that stopped. The steel rally. Mr gave him and is now back in the news because he was just appointed by wisconsin republicans to oversee their latest attempt to undermine the twenty twenty election results unlike the bizarro world third party audit to that arizona. Republicans have been undertaking and their attempt to undermine the election results in wisconsin. They've decided that review will take the form of an investigation so far for the investigation. They've hired that trump supporting. I don't trust the election results Former state judge to. He's going to be overseeing the investigation along with two former police officers. One of whom was previously banned from getting anywhere polling sites on election day in two thousand and eight because he got caught distributing a self published reports full of bogus allegations about voter fraud. So that's going to be. Who's doing the investigation for wisconsin. Republicans last week the milwaukee journal sentinel obtained the contracts that wisconsin republicans have entered into these investigators. So now we know how much taxpayer money is. Actually going with these guys to do their investigation of the vote. Interestingly the journal sentinel is also reporting that one man in wisconsin has decided he doesn't want to wait for the results of whatever that sham investigation turns up he instead is going to conduct his own personal review of the twenty twenty election in wisconsin quote a new london. Man has been making copies of ballots in some communities as he conducts his own review of the election. that joe biden narrowly won in wisconsin. The man has made copies of ballots. In at least two dane. County communities verona and westport as well as other counties that he would not disclose to reporters in one county. Copies of all the ballots from the twenty twenty election. Were already posted online. But apparently this guy decided he didn't want to reference those images as posted online instead went down to the county and made his own physical copies of the ballots. Which i guess is something. He's allowed to do maybe. Republican officials are increasingly around the country. Engaged in all kinds of weird attempts to undermine the election results and try to say that trump really one wisconsin may be shaping up to be one of the weirder ones watch this space when covert nineteen first overwhelmed. New york city new yorkers every night at seven o'clock with lean out their windows and make noise to thank healthcare workers. We'll now tomorrow. Essential workers will be the focus of the city's first ticker tape parades since the before times hospital personnel first responders transportation employees city workers small businesses education childcare providers. Many other workers have kept the city. Afloat during the worst of the pandemic will be honored. Fourteen floats traveling. 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Engaging the Culture in Love and Truth (Part 2 of 2)

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Engaging the Culture in Love and Truth (Part 2 of 2)

"You've taken their homework their lunch and even their trombone to them kids. Forget but don't let them forget their bible thursday. October seventh is bring your bible to school day across the nation. Encourage your kids to carry their bible and empower them with joshua one nine anchoring teach them to let god's word be honored held and heard and never forgotten. Have your voice heard sign up at bring your bible dot org. You and i are called to be faithful even if the church that we are in. Isn't everything that it should be after all. What church is but still individually and as families. What we must do is to say that we will not bow to the culture doctor when luther was our guest last time on focus on the family. And he's back again today to inform us about the turbulent times. We're facing as christians in a secular culture. Your host is focused president and author. Jim daly and i'm john fuller john in too many cases were seeing the church compromise in the culture to become more inclusive which often means becoming less biblical. You know we want to be thought of as nice and non-judgmental but the fear of offending others can lead us down the wrong path where truth is compromised. In some way winston churchill was credited with saying this and appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last. That's what can happen when we fail to stand for truth we have to let our light shine and stand strong for christ no matter the cost because the gospel is the only hope in this moment. And we're honored to have dr irwin luther on the broadcast to address the very disturbing circumstances in our culture and to help us as christians to respond in both truth and love. And i would add. Hope and irwin. Looser is pastor emeritus of the moody church in chicago. He served there as senior pastor for thirty six years. He's got a syndicated. Radio program called running to win and he's a well known author the book that forms. The foundation for our conversation is we will not be silenced. And of course we have that here at the ministry. The details are in the episode nouns. Let's go ahead and join the conversation. The jim had with dr pulitzer dr loser. It's great to have you back here at focus on the family. Great to be with you. Jim and i thank god for your ministry the fact that you have been helping families and talking about issues being a blessing to so many hundreds of thousands of people you know some people listening might be skeptical. Why would focus on the family be talking about culture about certain topics. Racism those kinds of things but it's becoming so prevalent in the culture that we need to understand the lay of the land. I think as christians. We need to know what's happening in the culture. And that's why i'm excited heavy on the program. The family seems under attack in a lot of different ways. I talked to my good friend. Senator james langford from oklahoma. He just said jim. Here's my experience. He's coming out of being a youth pastor and became a senator and thinking that and i asked him what is going on with government and family. He said here's the bottom line. The government needs family to become weaker because win. The family is weaker. Government out of necessity has to become stronger. Speak to that. Reality is such a profound thought. It's dead on right because exactly Welfare and taking care of people the government ends up playing the bigger role of provisions and kind of decimating the role of the man right. And what's important to understand. Is the more control. We give to the government the less freedoms we have the more. We are submissive to the government. And you're absolutely right that when the family breaks apart then of course you have government control and government steps in. That is a profound quote. Yeah i want to mention critical race theory because it is so prevalent in our society in there so much talk about it. Well let me just say to for those. That aren't paying attention. I mean this is in the news almost every night through school boards and other things where were moms. God bless him are really standing up at the school board meeting saying we're not going to allow this in our school district and it's creating a lot of attention and you know what's encouraging is the fact that you have so many moms who are standing up and there are others who are standing up with ed title. But they're looking for somebody with the courage to finally say what is on their own minds and then they join and they begin to talk together about these important things. All right now let me can i it. I add this just so you can define it for me. Many people who are critics of critical race theory are saying. This is a typical ploy of marxism of communism connect. Those dots for me. Is that old a strategy and ideology all right. Let's think about karl marx. He is dividing people into the oppressed and into the oppressors. And he's looking at it primarily economically. What happened is there's a man in chicago by the name of saul alinsky a worker there a community organizer who was a marxist who said you know what we can take the very same theory and we can apply to race. I talked to somebody who worked with alinsky in chicago and he said that he was not interested in solving problems. He always said. Don't solve problems use them and he saw that he could begin. Bring conflict to the races without any hope of reconciliation. So let's talk about oppression. The whole idea. Is that if you are white skinned urine oppressor and it's so important to realize that many people believe therefore that you can be born and the poorest area of america you can be brought up but you're still an oppressor if you're white if you are oppressed your black and even lebron james who may be earning millions of dollars a year. He is not a person of privilege because after all he has a different colored skin. So here's the point. What you want to do is to divide the races. Of course we know that ultimately there's only one race god says they made all of us have one blood and that becomes very important for the church so let's set that aside for just a moment but the idea is to set up this conflict where one side blames the and of course imagine what this means to children going to school. Children have hopes and dreams for themselves and then they are told. You know the reason you can achieve is because of the fact of the color of your skin now you can take a family with four children and if you give them freedom. One of them is going to earn a lot more money than the other three combined. If there's freedom but critical race theory says the reason that you're successful is because you are a person of privilege now. I want to make it very clear. The intention is not to bring about any kind of reconciliation but rather to create endless conflict until the pressed overcome the oppressors and so the conflict must continue. And you know you have. You mentioned mom's a moment ago. I remember one mother who because of her interracial marriage had a white child and a black child and they started to argue with one another because remember. The whole point is conflict now. Christianity has an answer for this. And i have to get to this gym because we're interested in the church right. Christianity says the differences between us are not that great after all we are all created equal. In god's sight of total equal value. We are equally centers. We come to the foot of the cross. We receive forgiveness and then we ask ourselves. What can we do together to make things better. Now i was pastor of moody church in chicago for thirty six years and on any sunday morning we had more than seventy countries of origin represented and we delighted in that because in the book of revelation. It says that they're going to be people from every race and color nation. We're all going to be at the throne. let me put it. As clearly as i possibly can. Critical race theory keeps tearing apart. What jesus christ died to bring together and christianity says. We really don't have a skin problem. We have a sin problem right and once we identify that there is hope for reconciliation. There's hope for forgiveness. There's hope for working together so that we can rectify what's happening in our communities so that we can represent christ better but we cannot solve the racial problem as long as we are shouting at one. Another across racial fences dr looser. Let me ask the obvious question. And this is out of my own experience You know. When i was third and fourth grade we lived in compton california. My mom had remarried. They were trying to scratch money together to rent a home in long beach. So we lived in that. Very poor neighborhood and So i experienced coming from that kind of Elementary school environment. And i want to make sure that people are hearing the heart of this when we look at the church's role and responsibility there does need to humility. There does need to be recognition absolutely far to climb out of poverty. You've got to be the first in your family to go to college. You've got to have opportunity. And i think it's fair to ask that question As we have said like last time all systems are imperfect because the systems on this earth in this time before christ returns are imperfect because we are imperfect people so in that regard. I think it gets down to you know. How can we in the church have done and in the future do a better job of helping people from poverty into opportunity in a country that like no other has provided for middle class for Families to live comfortably to get things done that they want to get done to start businesses to pay for braces to pay for college You know how. How does the church play a role in that. You know if you come to chicago. I think you will find many churches. That are impacting their neighborhood. Perhaps many of them are doing it. In different ways absolutely equal opportunity should be on the top of our agenda as a church. Whatever influence we can have in government. Equal opportunity is absolutely essential to the extent that you can and as you've already emphasized because we are centers. We always fail but we do the best that we can beyond that of course there are many different kinds of incentives to help people get out of poverty and what we must do is to recognize that whatever we can do should be done together. Government cannot do a very good job by the way because of various reasons that we could talk about so the church needs to get beyond its walls reaching out to the community and ask these important questions. How can we do better in the very issues that you have described. yeah Let's hit the issue of propaganda because that you know it seems every night. We're having that battle on cable. News stations right left right and center. There just seems to be a lot of what the i think. The bible calls prevarication a little bit of spin. It's not pure untruth but it's definitely spin and How do we at recognize propaganda. And what is it trying to accomplish in the culture first of all we must recognize that the purpose of propaganda is too so shape people's view of reality so that even when faced with a mountain of evidence they will not change their minds so what we must do in propaganda. And you're absolutely right. The right does at the left. Does it all politicians do it to some extent or another propaganda first of all. We must recognize that. Slogans are used oftentimes to mask evil for example. When hitler starved children he called it putting them on a low calorie diet. When the jews were put into the concentration camps he called it cleansing the land. So what you do. What propagandist do if. I might put it as clearly as i can in a sentence. They tell you what you want to hear but they give you what they want you to have. Let's take even the word social justice Everybody should be involved in social justice and interested in social justice but it's a term that is defined very differently in different contexts. That we must be very careful how we define the word to other words. That are misused in our society are words such as equality so you have marriage equality you have income equality which all of us know is socialism you have reproductive equality which is abortion so good. Words are used but behind those words. There is a very specific agenda. So i tell people this that when it comes to propaganda look at the label on the package but then open the package and see what's inside because you will often discover that what is inside is very different than the label. The other thing that is needed for propaganda is fear. You need an enemy. Somebody always has to be vilified so that you can stir up people's anger you know hitler of course made the statement that with the right use of propaganda you can make heaven appear like hell and hell appear like heaven and so that's the way propaganda works so we always must be aware of the fact and ask ourselves. What's in the box. But we must recognize that we have something special that we have rights given to us by god and not just rights given to us by the state absolutely transforming. Yeah and again. That's another reason to persevere and to try to I think recapture these truths these fundamental principles and freedoms. You know people might ask. Why is it that a pastor who writes a book entitled we will not be silenced. Wia chapter on socialism. The reason is because of this. Capitalism has allowed americans to give four hundred billion dollars a year to charity now name any socialist country. That can do anything even near that. It can't because as we like to emphasize socialism cannot create wealth. it can only distribute it right. If you're going to have the creation of wealth you need human freedom. Let's get back to the church's response. The bottom line is the church. It's not unique. The circumstances that were in. I mean it goes back to the roman empire. Jesus was a part of the roman empire. He lived during that time You know. Christianity in many ways dismantled the roman empire because of the way the believers behaved People wanted to become christians because it was so good How do we stand today in this environment and remember those that have gone before us centuries ago and the church is still here. Are we going to make it well. That's an interesting question. Are we going to make it one of the points. I like to make in the book. Is that ultimately. The church of jesus christ is not even built on the american constitution though. It's a remarkable document. The church of jesus christ is built on christ upon this rock. I will build my church so in that sense. Yes the church will make it but to your point about persecution. A woman at moody church came to me one time and said you know. I've been fired from my job because of my integrity i was not willing to go along with company policy and i looked her in the eye and i hope i didn't appear to be insensitive because i wanna talk about that in a moment to but i said you know jesus had something to say about that blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and say all manner of evil against you. Falsely for my namesake for great will be your reward in heaven now. Here's the question. Jim because we're talking about the church of woman fired because of faithfulness. Is the church going to come around and say we're going to help you through this. You know one of the things that we're going to have to learn in the midst of a collapsing culture is. We can't go it alone. She is going to need money to pay her bills. She is going to need money and help to continue. So my view of the church is this. We need to think through what church is all about. It isn't just doing the media thing like many churches have it is relationships. It is sacrifice one person for another so that we are able to get through these difficulties. The other thing is and this is to your point directly we need to rethink the whole business of persecution. The average american christian thinks this. If the church were all that it should be we would be able to continue to coast along with our wealth and with our pursuit of riches and sail through life and live the good american dream without any opposition. That has not been the experience of christians throughout history. And so we're going to have to go back and rethink the whole business of what it means to live for christ and take. The consequences wasn't at bonn offer. Who said you know this idea of taking the cross into the world sounds very wonderful until you realize where the cross took jesus namely to golgotha. Yeah so we're going to have to think through what faithfulness to christ means and people are always asking me. What does that mean and my answer. Jim and you may agree or disagree is always this. It depends on who you are. The mother who is at home there with her children faithfulness. To christ means one thing the businessman faithfulness to christ for him means something else. It means that he cannot go along with some company policies. Oftentimes the teacher in the school. I had a teacher asked me this. He said you know. I'm in the school and we have a boy who was born. A boy and his name was birthed. Now he comes to school and he wants to be known as bertha and then he said the principal told me that when parents come for their parent teacher meeting. We cannot tell his parents that when he comes to school. he's a girl. That's a line in the sand He said. I cannot live with that kind of deception. What is my point when you ask what to jesus christ means. Every person has to answer that question differently but answer it. We must well. I think luther this is you know a good place to land. And i want to cover a couple of things really quick One is those illustrations are happening every day. And the church may or may not be aware of it right now whether it's The florist up in seattle the baker just up here in denver The teacher that so closely describes what you're talking about the the coach and teacher who drew a line in the sand on gender identity. Now he's been fired It is happening. And i wanna read romans five because i think the word of god is what is paramount. Right and get your response to this in romans. Five one through five it says therefore since we have been justified by faith we have peace with god through our lord. Jesus christ through him. We have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand and we rejoice in hope of the glory of god. That's a great setup and here's where it takes us verse three says not only that but we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame. Because god's love has been poured into our hearts through the holy spirit who has been given to us that's a powerful scripture about what it means to suffer and what the byproduct of suffering is about but we like comfort and convenience. Oh we don't want to suffer. You're reading from romans chapter five. Here's a promise given by jesus. Everybody says let's claim the promises. Okay here's a promise. john. Chapter sixteen verse. Thirty three in this world you shall have tribulation. There's a promise for you to hang onto one that comes to pass but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world. The fact is this look through church history. Look at the people who we considered to be heroes. They all suffered but they suffered well quick illustration. I was in east germany which was under communist control for many years as you. Well know a pastor told me that when there was communism about fifteen percent of the christians were faithful. The rest weren't because the communists said. If you continue to attend church you are going to be marginalized and your children won't be able to go to school. Let's look at those fifteen percent though. Who still did not bow to communism jim. Let's look at it from the big picture eternity. Who made the right decision absolutely. Yeah i mean. That's the bottom line. And i think the last question that we really need to cover is your encouragement to the church right now. As things seemed to be fraying we could Have a lot of emotional responses to that fearfulness desperation. We may end up fighting for the wrong things. And i think it's that right question to end on. How do we keep perspective. How do we understand what it is. God is calling us to do which is not unique to this time But how i it's a big question. How do we respond to this culture and stay encouraged. You know jim. I disagree with you in this regard. Church has been here before but the church did not have social media at right. And so we're living in a brand new day and my contention is we have to be willing to speak. We need to speak wisely. We need to speak lovingly and we need to answer. Where is the line in the sand because there are some things in the culture that we cannot accept. There are other things that we cannot accept and parents out there. I want to say to them that the cell phone in your teenagers hand will do more to inform his or her worldview than an hour of church and an hour of sunday school. My point is that we need to fight this battle on multiple fronts and asked the question what does faithfulness mean and take the consequences. That's well said. I think it'd be right if i asked you to. Pray for us as a nation. Would you do that the father today. We feel like juhasz fat. Who said lord. We don't know what to do but our eyes are on you. We want to pray for the mothers. The fathers the teenagers the couples to everyone who has been listening today. Lord we need your wisdom and we do not by nature have courage so birth in us all that we need for this hour to represent you well that we might be faithful all the way to the finish line and we pray father for this culture especially for our witness that we might be able to tell men and women that there is a savior. Who invites them to continue. Scripture obviously says all who are weary and heavy laden. And i will give you rest. We love him. We only wish that we loved him. More we pray in his blessed amen. Bill decker irwin loot sears. Helped us to better understand. What's happening in the culture. And i think jim he really helped us to prepare for some difficult times coming up. It really was and i hope every listener will get dr losers book. It covers so much more than we could talk about on the broadcast. This is really an important topic. That title again is we will not be silenced. And if you believe in this message and can partner with us to bring great content and encouragement to others in the struggle. That's ahead of us. Please send a gift to focus on the family. Stand with us for gift of any amount. We'll send you a copy of this book as our way of saying. Thank you for supporting the ministry yet. Joined the team donate as you can either a monthly pledge or one time gift and request that book we will not be silenced. We've got details for that book in the episodes and we'd love to tell you about our online christian news site. It's called daily citizen. 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230: Blake Brewer and A Father's Legacy

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230: Blake Brewer and A Father's Legacy

"You're listening to halfway there. Episode number two hundred thirty blake burr. And the father's legacy. This one will pull on your heart strings brands. Welcome the halfway there. This is the show where we have honest conversations with ordinary christians about today's christian experience. I'm your host eric evans. Thank you so much for being here. Every single download is a real treasure to me. And i am glad that you downloading and listening if you would like to and get any benefit if your regular listener especially. I'd love it if you go to halfway there. Podcasts dot com hit that patriot button and support the show. You get up so early. Can't get some other cool things there as well but really just me lots of me to know that you're listening you care about the show and that it would help you know. Help kind of the show running appreciate that. We have a really great conversation. Today our guest. He is on a mission. To help a million dads. Read at least one well-written meaningful lasting legacy letter to their children. Of course there's a story there and of course we're going to talk about that. Our guest is blake brewer. Blake welcome to halfway there. Eric what is going on. I'm so glad to be here. I've been looking forward to talking to you all week. I just i love what you're doing. I appreciate everything that you're about. And i'm just glad to be here today. Well thanks brother. I really do appreciate that. So this is quite the mission. of course. we're going to talk about the story. But you're doing some pretty cool things yourself with Putting together some challenges and you've got some co people. Go go in helping you out without. Yeah yesterday i interviewed seven time. All star matt holliday. We talked to yeah cardinals. Fan my got my colonels colonels. You can't see it but right up here is all. My cardinals has including some world champion house. Because we've got the most serious championships of all the national league teams. Well as you know behind every great athlete there's a story and they're doing things off the field so that was sharing just about being a great dad. He's got kids and taking them on the road and so really. That was all part of a father of challenge. The we're doing to try to inspire and help dad's connect with their Children at the level. They need very cool very cool. Yeah that's that's kinda fun how did you get. Are you told me that story how you got in touch with him. You've you've been in touch with them for a little while yeah. He was a special gas at a college student conference that we did. But really his chiropractor. jason i was connected to him because my wife led his sister-in-law christ. And so you know the networking thing man. Just connection connection connection the way to do it. That is the way to do it. Okay well i want to hear about your story and I know that we've got. There's a lot of parts to. But i want to start with kind of just as a kid like. Did you grow up in a christian family. Or what was it like a where. Where'd you grow so all. My family is originally from louisiana and second grade. Though we moved to allen texas. So i would say i grew up in texas but then in high school. Because my dad's job we moved to tulsa oklahoma but yeah i grew up in a christian. Home we were at church. Every sunday. we are wednesday night supper and you know pretty normal family My dad had a really good dad. He was my football coach and baseball coach growing up. I have memories of my dad coming in before we went to bed at night and we would say our prayers and we pray for the firemen and the policemen and now found out later that my dad was doing that but it was my mom who said. Hey larry i think you should go pray with the kids each night so as we know behind every great dad. There's a great mom yet. Side a great great mom as well and so. Yeah that was my brain. Yeah so it sounds like faith was kind of always part of your part of your journey there. How did they become yours. Well in fourth grade i remember. My dad sat down in the gospels. Me for It was about a week straight. I was asking all those questions. And i remember him going through the scriptures with me and then We schedule the me. He's got a meeting to go with our pastor and we sat down with the pasternack. The i remember the passer was asking some questions about scriptures and i and i said ooh. I don't know that in my dad said yes you do. We just went over the last. And so i had kind of embarrassed my dad there but i knew it was a big deal because my dad took off work. My dad took off work. I go meet with the pastor So i accepted. Christ then and then i would say all the way through middle school and high school. I was continuing to follow. Christ i was the guy in high school who didn't party and didn't drink but obviously i had my inner struggles going on as well and you know trying to figure some things out. Yeah yeah well. don't we all. So how did that become cut more persons. You were growing like it was there. Were there moments that you remember or passages or books that you read that that kind of our mentors. Maybe that that helped you kind of grow yet. There is definitely some different experience. That i that i had. I remember. there was a moment solid kind of a leader in the youth group at our remember we at false creek camp al oscar. Yes that's a great great church camp senator james langford. Who's now you rain. The camp when i went and i remember we were it was towards the end of the worship set at my Us minister who he we met up on a weekly basis. He mentored me and disciple name any said. Hey blake i just got word James langford needs someone to a student to pray and ask someone from our youth group to go. Pray a will you do it and i told him no and i i said i just can't do it and i was scared. I was so scared to do it. And then he you know. Put him in a bind because the song was coming to an end so then he had to go ask this girl To do it. And i just remembered jason up there. Praying did so there's like five thousand people there. And i was thinking i should be there and even as i got home. I told my dad that story. When i got home from church camp and my dad's response i'll never forget it. He was it was. He was disappointed. He was disappointed. Said blake. when you're praying you're just you're just talking to god. It doesn't matter how many people were in the room or not. Just you and god talking to you and guide talking. And i'll never forget that that that that you know my dad. I disappointed my disappointment. I had my dad. Was that i i didn't pray in. You know that speaks a lot when you disappoint your dad. Yeah yeah how did that shape you. Well i i think it shaming because i knew that as i was thinking about my life and what i wanted to live for that i wanted to take my faith serious and And you know no god and so. I think that's how shame. Even as i went off to college Looking for a place to plug in spiritually and it wasn't like oh now an escape from my parents and go live and do whatever it's like. No i've been grounded in my faith. And so i knew that i was going to need those connections in my life. People around me that we're also following god. Yeah where'd you go. I went to the university of arkansas. Razorback i i literally knew nothing about arkansas and i went on a visit in it was just absolutely beautiful is two and a half hours from tulsa and i was like. Hey this is where. I'm going to go. The great state of arkansas okay. So and what did you study county accounting. That's that's funded. You always want to be an accountant. No especially when. I got into the classes i was like i definitely don't want to be an accountant. But here you go the power of dad. In just his guidance. My dad was an accountant. He was a hospital administrator. He just told me he said. If you're gonna go into business accounting would be a good degree to have. You'll learn all business. Then you have to be accountable. So that's why That's interesting did you ever intend to be an account or you just thought you would. I had no idea what i was going to do when i graduated college. Did you find that group of people that helped you kind of shape. These enduring college is as a believer. Yagi plugged in was a church in fayetteville that my freshman year amd but i gotta tell you i was still trying to figure out exactly what it was gonna be like in spring semester. I started to make some decisions. That man i was starting to get a little bit off course to be quite honest from the things that i knew. I even wanted to live four. I found myself starting engaging some activities and trying to. I remember one point. I just made a decision. You know what. I'm just gonna try to hang out and meet in date as many girls as i can and Kiss and being honest here. Yeah hey and you're a young man. We're not to be ashamed to that. That's all right all right. This is how it goes. It's okay right and it was right after my freshman year that when i went back home from college may twenty third. Two thousand three was a moment of my life. That completely changed everything about my life and be happy to share with you. Guys what happened because of the defining moment in my life and it was really the worst day of my life and the what i went through on that day Nobody else has to go through my mom. You're up always was really good about planning some vacations in. We'd go to florida in colorado. But this year she had planned for us to go to hawaii. And this was like our pinnacle vacation. Eric we're so excited to get there in our member The first thing that we were there we put the painful. It's out on the kitchen table in our condo. We're trying to decide what to do. My dad who was not necessarily a funny guy. He made us all laugh at morning because he mocked himself as we looked at one of the pamphlets about riding mopeds he mocked himself riding a moped and my dad was as really large guy. He was like six three two hundred thirty. He played college. Football was drafted by the atlanta falcons. My dad was actually terry. Bradshaw has tied in At louisiana tech got caught red sauce for such down pass so that was always a part of my story. grown up. I've got a great picture of my dad. And bradshaw president nixon an oval office My dad rights both kinda get drafted at the same time. Of course bradshaw was drafted number one by the steelers that year. So anyway we're back. We're in hawaii am. We're just laughing at the idea of my dad being on this moped and we decided that we go snorkeling to nominate. And if you know anything about a naama bay you know it's one of the most beautiful places in the world. It's so pretty in a soon as we got there We jumped in the water and we saw some beautiful Cli beautiful fish. We saw sea turtle in it was just it was so surreal. I just remember it and it was just so cool. Because i was just out there in the water with my dad. There's just like nothing like hanging out with your dad. Just been in college for years so just you know just to come home and be with him in doing something so cool like that and so my dad and i just kept going further and further out looking at cooler cooler stuff and i found myself in an area that i now know is called. Witches brew in the water had gotten Treacherous in the waves had picked up. And i remember my head out of the water. And i didn't see my dad and i was thinking where did my dad go and at that moment I see him in the distance. Trying to get up on this rock out of the water. And i remember thinking why is he getting out trying to get out right there. Because the waves are crashing against this rock and sure enough as he's out of the water. Halfway up this rock a wave just comes in crashes against my dad and oxygen back down in the water. And i remember thinking okay. I've got gotta go see if my dad needs help. And as i was swimming towards my dad I remember my dad yelling for help. And my dad had a really deep booming voice but this yell was more like a whimper. And so i knew that he didn't have all of his energy and as i continue to swim towards my dad I couldn't seem super well because of the waves. But i was getting closer and i could see treading water and then when i finally get to my dad he is underneath the water and he's unconscious and i'm thinking oh my gosh. This is way more serious than i thought. And i put my arm around. My dad. And i started to slim with him and to try to get him to shore but i knew i had a long ahead of me and i had to get around that rock in the waves. Were you know so big and By god's grace after a few minutes of swimming a man showed up in a it was a. I was snorkeling into that saw struggling in he took over swimming for my dad and allowed me to get to shore In really saved myself. And when i get to shore that the lifeguards at that i see them going out. They had seen a struggling to get my dad on the surfboard. And they they pull him over to where i'm at and they start doing cpr to my dad. And i remember getting on a knee next to my dad and just praying to god is crying out God will you. Please save my dad. Will you allow him to live. Put the air back in his lungs and it was like in the movies. You know when you see this happening you know. The water starts sakata gurgle out of their mouth and they start to cough and they start to breathe again in. I just knew that any moment that is what was about to happen right. And my mom and my sister or on the beach laying out. They see kind of commotion and all the lifeguards in that area. And so i thought. Hey that's where blake dad. Were we'd better run down there. And as they get closer they of course see my dad on the ground. And i'll never forget my mom's face as she ran up to me and i just through tears told my mom this doesn't look good. I don't i don't think he's gonna make it. They loaded my dad in the once and they took him to the hospital where they pronounced him dead and it was so unbelievable. I was asking myself. What the heck just happened. We went to the hospital. And i just remember seeing my dad laying there in the hospital bed and his swimsuit on of course and no no-shirt in just look like he was just sleeping there and we had just been snorkeling swimming and literally having one of the best days of my life and now he's laying here in the hospital and he had breathed his last breath and i am like what in the world just happened. We went back to the condo. And i'm just i remember. I was in the back bedroom of the condo. And i'm just asking the questions like if there is a god. How did god just allow this to happen. Maybe there isn't a god. I n even if there is a god. Don't even want to follow that. God a guy that would allow this to happen in. It was literally at that moment that my mom walked into the room and she said i found this in your dad's suitcase and it's a letter that he has been working on for the last couple of months. He just finished before the trip and he was gonna give it to on this trip and so she hands me this letter and it was unbelievable that god allowed my dad to write this letter. My dad had never written a letter to us before He obviously didn't know that he was about to die. And so i am basically reading. My dad's last words to me in this letter and this letter is basically a letter of encouragement and he is encouraging me to persevere through through trials he's encouraging me to have courage using encouraging me to study the scriptures and know them for myself i remember there was a line where he said preachers and teachers and evangelists. They're great would we should thank god for them. But you need to know the scriptures for yourself and you need to know so that you can determine if what someone is teaching you is correct or not and you wanna live your life by god's word and the last line of this letter Man i'll never never forget. Never forget any parts of this letter but the last line said here on earth you might be in the minority for your face. But i assure you in heaven you'll be in the majority. Love your girl. Dad in christ jesus and so that letter was absolutely unbelievable especially at the moment that i was reading it and it really gave me a piece about the entire situation. Didn't mean that. I didn't miss my dad and for at least the next year i was mourning and grieving but it allowed me to just have an attitude of gratitude for one i knew or my dad was an started started saying you know guide presented this question my dad. Hey do you want to go back to earth. My dad would say heck no. I'm just gonna stay up here in an wait on them. And because i knew i know how good heaven is and then i began to just thank god for the time that i had a good dad so many people don't even have a dad or a good dad. I had a good dad for nineteen years of my life. God never promise that my dad was going to be seventy eight nine years old so i can just be grateful that my dad lives fifty four year. So that's the kind of thing though that you came. You probably come to over time right. That's not click show. I'm sure your first your first impression right so you had to go through that grief process and i imagined you had to walk through that with god like how did that. You mentioned the early on right away. You were kind of questioning god. How'd that develop with the lord as you went through grief while it's hard to remember exactly days ago giving you the impression general. Yeah well you know. I you know anyone who's grieved knows that there's different periods that you go through and i was just disbelief and took took a while for it to really settle in. We saw the funeral to go through. And everything like that but You know i was still asking the questions of your. Why did this happen And i feel it's completely appropriate to ask god Those types of questions in really. I was at a place and i think it's because of the letter. There's no other way. I don't think i would have been there so quickly but i was asking it out of kinda like okay. I trust you. God and i know that you're in control here but that doesn't mean i understand why this happened and i i would like to know why and Began to so then that happened. May i got back to college in august and arkansas. Within the first weekend meet a guy at the cafeteria table he worked for college ministry. And i shared that story with him in maine. I was ready. Like i was warning to live for attornal things and so he invited me to be in this bible study and in this bible study. We read a book by steve shadrack. It's called fuel in the flame. Recommend this book for any christian going into college fuel in the flame. Ten ways to ignite your campus for jesus christ and in this book and talked about sharing your face and i gotta be honest. Even though i knew. I wanted to do it. I believe in maine. I was scared to death to do it. But was amazing is sean who is leading this. This book study We didn't just talk about it. One day he goes blake. How're you doing like do you believe that we should share our faith on mike. Yeah and he goes. Well how are you doing about that. And i'm like well. Not that good is said. Well what if we go down the hall right now and share with With malcolm at the end of the hall and is. I absolutely do not want to do it but i just told him that we should be doing it and sell. We went down there. And i thought i was going to have to say anything. But of course Sean my mentor. Halfway through the gospels presentation says blake want to share your testimony in your story and that was the first time that i had engaged personally in sharing the gospel but also got to share my dad's story for the first time in a setting like that and i walked away from that thirty minutes saying that was unbelievable. I was scared out of my mind. But i just talked to a guy about where he's going to spend eternity. I could have been playing basketball or studying. Probably wouldn't been studying. But i could have been and that was unbelievable to talk to someone about that and so i think for me getting through that time it turned. Yes there's those periods where it was just me in the lord and wouldn't be. I'd be crying at night thinking about my dad. And i had to work through all that but also so healing for me to start to minister to other people and talk to other people in allow god to work through me that way. Yeah well so am. I hearing this right. Sounds like through all this kind of you know. Obviously tragic circumstances your dad dies. You kind of started to find yourself and kind of kind of who you are. Were you always an evangelist or did you think you would be in evangelist. Well you know. I do looking back. I do think know even in junior high and high school. I would ask people. Hey so at church. Do you go to and i would have like. Have those types of questions on my mind in one time a friend told me why are you always ask people those kind of questions And so i think it was there and then it was my dad's death in the letter that he wrote me that really pushing forward and i it doesn't. I was still really scared. I really was. I had a lot of fear around it. But i knew that i had to push forward in really i mean i just had every time i would feel scared. I would just think. I'd go to my dad and The things he wrote in a letter and it was like this courage coming for my dad saying no keep doing. Do the hard things It'll be worth it Until i spent the next three and a half years of my college purposely living on campus trying to Minister guys in hope other guys grossly than when i graduated college. They asked me to come on staff with this campus ministry and at first i was like heck no. I'm doing business right. And i knew that i really wanted to live for eternal things. I knew deep down. It's like i do. Thank god is calling me to do this. And i had some fear around that because that was initially what i set out to do right You know it wasn't my plan. But it was god's plan and so finally yielded to that yeah and and did it went into campus ministry. I was at university of arkansas for a little bit in the spent seven years launching a ministry at missouri state in springfield missouri. Jesus missouri how they definitely do saint louis for sure. I grew up in iowa so i can say okay. Well i mean it's a job but there was actually a lot of no doubt and missouri an even it was actually pretty neat to administer missouri versus arkansas and arkansas. There was a bunch of small town. Kids who all grew up in church lurch Share the gospel with as. Oh yeah. i've i've made that decision like everybody's walked the aisle down there and so actually have to convince them that they weren't a believer so that i could share the gospel with them but in in missouri. there was a lot of kansas city. Kids in saint louis kids coming to school missouri. Saint in they didn't know the gospel and so it was really refreshing. When i would share with them and they didn't even have any shame about it like they knew i was the minister. Guy didn't even know what that mix they didn't grow up in church. They weren't even embarrassed to say that they did know. The gospel didn't so they were just like a sponge. Like hey heard this. Teach me more which is cool right like that. That's yeah i gotta tell you one of the coolest. Experiences was the next Well every summer we would take students down to Destin florida for nine week project. We'd take hundred. Students have get a job and they growing spiritually but towards the end of the summer. There'd always be a lot of students who had come to faith because we took a lot of People weren't christians yet. Were asking lots of questions. Wanted to grow and they'd come to faith and they wanna get baptized and it's like well. Where are we going to go. Baptize these people. Here's the gulf of mexico. Right here. the ocean no. It's the gulf. But it's the ocean. So then we go out into the goals and star baptizing. The students which in baptism is amazing. But for me. Knowing every time i went out of that water i would think about how my dad died in this water and lost his life there. But here i am baptizing people in celebrating their new life in god in the same water and man it was. It was pretty cool. Yeah that's powerful. That's amazing. Wow okay so yeah. It's it's interesting so through through all that you kinda found found your unit it sounds to me like you probably gonna vangelis always and that the visit sort of catalyzed the the opportunity you that inner confidence in what god's would doing To share it and can make disciples in that way. I think you're pretty when he had. That's good yeah because right awesome well so that is so you said you did that for seven years. When did you. Would you go from there. Well so a couple years ago. I knew that we are probably done Just for my family was and everything in life that we were going to move on. And i was ready to make a career change and i didn't know if i was going to go back in to doing a business or starting a business and i just realizes this story of my dad was so impactful to people when i told the story now that i'm a father i'm realizing the value of a father and his voicing connected with children are also see how hard it is for for dads to connect with their children and i realized that if every dad wrote a letter like my dad wrote a letter to me how unbelievable that would be for for everybody for the children so i started a mission start on a new mission to help a million dads write a legacy letter to their children. How did you. Where'd that come from to be like. Yes this is something called. My dad did but how every dead should do that like where. Where did you get that idea. I was actually sitting at a men's conference and one of the speakers His name's pete argus was sharing how he received a letter from his dad and it impacted him and it just kind of dawned on me and that exact moment like hey. I have this story above my dad sharing or writing a letter to me and more dazzling do that and it's like it's like almost like god spoke to me and pointed this idea. My alex you need to go help. Dads write a letter to their children. And i kinda honestly. I put it aside. I didn't immediately start to go. Do it I had some other things going on. And then i shared this idea with a another mentor and i told him i said man once i really get things going and more settled. I'm gonna help a really wanna help. Dads write a letter to their children. And i told him this he didn't just met this guy now. I didn't know the story my dad and he kind of looked at me with a tear in his eye. He said on a scale of one to ten. And i'm like a one on empathy and compassion in your story just brought me to tears and i did not know why god brought us together but now i know i'm supposed to tell you to go tell that story and helped dads write this letter because nobody else has historically like. You are the one who can help. Dads do this and so as soon as he told me that. It's like you're exactly right. Like what am i doing in so from that day forward i was like i'm going to go not just inspire dads to write the letter because what i've realized no dad disagrees with this idea of writing legacy rights. They see the value in it. But over the years as i've shared it and dad's of told me that most ads almost every dad doesn't not actually in ab- writing the letter and so there's a lot of good reasons for that. I think we you know life happens and you get busy and you're it's kind of also overwhelming to think about and maybe never in order like this one am i gonna put in it and so we created a online course where we help. Dad's we start and helped dads go through the whole process of writing the lighter and so the value in this the legacy letter challenge is one. We help that's actually finished a letter which they can rest easy knowing. I might just help. Some dads finish their letters and man. These guys just feel so amazing. Did they have this letter to other. So proud of their. Can't wait to give to the children. And then the second thing is is i held. Dad's think through the elements that need to be in the letter to have maximum impact. I've had several friends over the years. Receive a letter from their dad's in maine kudos to their dad for writing a letter. But they're letter just didn't have quite the impact it could have because they didn't put all the elements that in in things in there that their children really needed to hear and then i've had another friend who received a letter from his dad and his dad tried to apologize for some things But it was a horrible apology and had a lot of butts in there and his. My friend couldn't get past that In so he didn't even get to the rest of the part of the letter and so that's one of the things that held the new is express apologies and regrets and manage so powerful. A dad does that. Yeah so i can see a couple things first of all. I don't even know where you start with something like that. Like where where do you where do you. Where do you get going. You know what. I say. I can help you do things right exactly. So where do you tell people to start. Well you know each week. We go through a different section of the letter and we have a prep course that actually have all the dads go through to before we start writing and so there's a lot of the work is done before him. Because i tell these dad's a when you hand your children a letter that have been working on for over a month. I guess going to carry some weight to it. Which is what you want. You want this. You want this letter to carry some weight. You don't want to just half has early you know. Just put some thoughts down like you want to really think through it in. Get all your ideas together. Help that think through their mission and their value for their family i help. Dad's think through their own father wound. One of the exercises that we do is we. The dads write a letter to themselves that their father never wrote them. It's really powerful. And then we get started on the letter and we help. Dad's thinks through the memories that they wanna share with an you know there's probably hundreds or thousands of memories you can think of but if you're only gonna put a couple of memories into a letter you want the memories that share with your children to serve them in a really powerful way and they can so. I helped bad. Think through that hell. Dad's make sure they get the three elements that every child needs to hear that. I love you proud of you. I believe in you. May when a when a child of any age. I'm talking if you're years old or you're two years old. You hear your dad's say i love you. You hear dad. Saying i'm proud of you. Mean there's there's no one else on the planet that can say those things with the same power as a father. I era i can tell you man. Great job podcast. And you're helping so many people made them so proud of you and you're like well blake. Thank you give. Your dad says it teammate. I'm proud of you right. oh my goodness it is. it's like nothing else. it's a whole different game right. it's a whole different thing and it doesn't matter how old you are which is so weird. I think you know as an adult. Mike i should. I should not need that. But that's not true right. We really do need that. Yeah i was talking. I met a data couple of years ago at pinera and We just started talking. We hit it off. This guy was retired. He had been a ceo of a company. He told me the neighborhood. He lived in various successful. And i don't know how we got this here in the conversation but he said i'm still living to make my dad proud of me and his dad died twenty years before and so You know we all have that in this where we want to make our dads provinces just kind of innate there and so i tell dad's hey don't let your children trying to pursue success in all these areas of life and and things that are never going to find them fulfilment in the whole thing is just to make you proud. Let's tell them right now that you're proud of him and not for their achievements are not for what they've done but for just who they are. You're proud of just for who they are in their character. That's really what your children need to hear. You knew i love about that is just how deeply giving that message to dads and dads do that kind of action. It reflects a father's love. It reflects god the father and the way that he loves us unconditionally and not for anything we have to do. We just have to respond to his love manner. Exactly right that is our ultimate example. And that's what fathers do. That's what this letter does it's ultimately pointing us to our heavenly father and it's our job as a father to pursue our children know there's times where feels like our children. Don't wanna listen to us of data. i don't need you. i don't want you. May every child deep down once their father to listen to speak to him my two year old son. I'll go into the room and he'll like go run in the corner and say dad leave me alone. And he's only two and so every everything in my flesh wants to say okay. Fine you know if you don't want me and i'm just going to go in here but everything you talked about. What's what had god do for us. I turn my back on god all the time and yet he still love me enough to send jesus to come down the cross for me and so he's the example of a father pursuing child. Absolutely that there's the gospel. I think right exactly one hundred percent. Wow okay well. That sounds like a a really amazing certainly message and cut way to to change the world so You're on a mission to help a million dads. How many have well. We're just getting started. So we're not that far yet so it depends on when this is aired. Like you know if someone's listening a couple years from now you know there might be different right. Yeah might be different. Well that's The reason i asked that question not not to be okay. He's not really about the numbers but it is to into this point friends. If you're listening You know maybe your if your father. I know you have a father one way or another. This is something that you can pass on that you can do yourself. And here's what i'm hearing from. You blake is just a tremendous amount of act of emotional health because your dad. An event like that watching your dad die could could break you write. It could cripple you for a lifetime and because of what. Your dad did It actually set you up for emotional health and success in in your life. Sounds like he was great. Debt also didn't hurt right but That's that's what we're talking about here. We're not talking about Merely a letter. We're talking about changing a family tree right changing the direction of a family. So even if you friends if you've had a lousy dad or even if you had you know your that wasn't there. I mean we all know those stories that happens. What can you do right you. You can actually change your whole family with one action. I think that's inspiring. I think very often about Well say guinness was gonna says. Have you read any of his books. You sure he's he's fantastic. He's been the podcast a couple of times. Go check it out. The first time he was on he told me about one of his ancestors wanted. His ancestors was brought to christ by john. Wesley right the great the great angels right he. His family is the one who started guinness brewing right so he but one of his ancestors prayed for the family for ten generations of their family while his guinness is one of those people right and here he is. He's written books he's written like and some of his books have changed the reasons. Podcasts exists because i read an ominous book and and i had some brain yell some labels off so i'm grateful to that family member right so i don't think about So i'm kind of i'm preaching now but i don't think about just my own kids right. Think about five generations of ten generations. One hundred years or five hundred years where your family goes because you write this letter right. Yeah exactly right. And we live in time in the western world where we've kind of lost sense of family biblically You know god set it up for us to be in our family for our dinner identity to come through our family through our fathers so absolutely When a person has their father speak life into them. As you mentioned earlier there are just have so much more emotional intelligence in juneau. The emotional intelligence you have the more success you have in your life and so the amount of intelligence we have literally comes from our father. He gives us more confidence than anybody else in. So i i share like this eric give you and i were going to go down to florida. And we're going to sail to the bahamas sailor. But i know enough to know that. Even if the wind was coming against us you there's a way to maneuver the sailboat. And you go back and forth back and forth and you can get the wind right and we could actually make to the bahamas. The winds coming against us In is the same way for someone who doesn't have a father. You can still make it through life without a father. You can have other mentors speak in your life and you know you figure it out. But it's we're on the sailboat. And we had the perfect wind behind this guy going towards the house. We can make it there so much faster so much easier. We go further faster in the same way. When you have a father in your life speaking into your life man you just set your child up for success for him to go further faster that perfect wind in your sail and so this is what the lighter is. It is like throwing the perfect wind into a child. Sale well okay. And what doesn't wanna do that right. I love that okay. Well where can people find it blake. Yeah if someone wants to go to legacy letter challenge dot com. They can read more about my story remorse about the process and sign up. And i absolutely love to help any dad right this letter. I don't know you know people are busy. You know. I get that. But i promise you when you get done with this letter. You're gonna be so glad that you wrote this letter and you're gonna be able to rest easy at night like oh my gosh. I got this letter done in. Your children will absolutely cherish this even after your long gone. Yeah absolutely and again. I think even children grandchildren. Great grandchildren doesn't matter. How long even you live right. The you can still have that impact on generations and i think that's a biblical way of thinking about it man. I love that Blake is there anything that you want to leave us with my biggest messages. That fathers do not take your job lightly. It's so easy in this culture to think that you're not needed or your words don't matter but absolutely you're the key to success to your family your children so invest in your children you go small simple steps that you can do love that. Hey blake so much for being here. Appreciated her much.

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EPISODE 304  "And They Say It Isn't About Racism."

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EPISODE 304 "And They Say It Isn't About Racism."

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Oh four and they say it isn't about racism on today's show we will talk about georgia's sweeping republican sponsored. Overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and gives the legislature greater control over how elections or run and eleven unenforced laws laws that a south dakota senator called offensive immoral and outright racist in regard to native americans. So they say isn't about racism. Well all of the things that we've seen to date in regards to voting rights all of the behaviors. All of the laws passed. All of the bills passed in regards to restriction voting rights as been directed at people of color. Now they won't ever come right out and say we're doing this because the brown folks are trying to vote. They won't ever come out and say that. But i guess they've never heard of the the old adage actions speak louder than words and the passing of the bills and laws that have come across legislative sessions in debated on floors over. the past. Couple of months have been directed at areas of various states that have large populations of people of color. And guess and guess what folks. The republicans are spearheading these initiatives and their constituents are jumping on board. You know and applauding their actions. While the the poor segment of that constituency doesn't seem to realize that they're affected by that same photo restriction law because usually poor whites wind up living in many of the same areas that people of color living. And that should tell you something about some of the areas. People of color lebron because of things like redlining and Redistricting redistricting forces people of color to move out of more affluent areas into areas. That aren't quite equitable. I'll use the word in in housing. So let's let's talk about what's happening in georgia for a moment in this article comes out of cbs news. I wanna share some of this article with their listeners and the timeless republicans pass sweeping voters voting restrictions. Excuse me in this is from. Cbs news dot com on thursday governor. Brian camp signed into law. A sweeping republican sponsored overhaul of state elections and they're trying to restrict voting by mail or limit voting by mail. That's pretty sad among other things. The law requires a photo right photo. Id in order to vote absentee by mail after more than one point. Three million georgia voters use that option during the kobe. Nineteen pandemic his signing of that. Bill also cuts the time. People have to request an absentee ballot and limits where ballot drop boxes can be placed and when they can be accessed. Okay i'll read that again. In case people are shaking their heads. Saying what okay. The law requires a photo. Id which i'm not opposed to but it's being used in order to vote absentee by mail. That is an unfair restriction and it puts a burden on a large number of people because you now have to enjoy under that law. Provide some sort of photo. Id in order to even get an absentee ballot. According to weigh this to to the way this is written one point. Three million georgia voters used that option. Vote by app by mail absentee ballot during the covid nineteen pandemic that law that kemp signed also cuts the time. People have to request an absentee ballot. So again it places another burden on people who want to vote absentee and it also limits. Where ballot drop boxes can be placed and when they can be accessed. So i'm going to bet. They're going to limit the number of drop boxes and democratic areas. And they're going to restrict the time that it can be accessed two times that are going to disenfranchise the most people the soonest now obviously democrats in voting rights groups says the law. Will this disproportionately disenfranchised voters of color. Okay we we kind of knew that. But that's the whole aim and goal of them passing this bill. This is all part of. Gop backed election bills introduced by various states around the nation after the fool who used to be in the white house stoked faulk false claims stoked false claims that fraud led to his twenty twenty election. Defeat now that has been disproven many times over. There was no widespread voter voter fraud as we all know. And most of the minute numbers of voter fraud cases were committed by republicans. President biden call such gop efforts unamerican and sick in quote during a news conference thursday and of course lawsuits have been filed in federal court challenging the law. And i would expect nothing less. And the republicans change voting line georgia because of record breaking turnout. That led to democratic victories in the presidential contest and two senate runoffs in the once reliably red state. Well not so read anymore and that ruffled quite a few southern feathers so this swift action. That the georgia republican legislature took was in direct response to the record breaking turnout of mostly people of color in georgia quoting after the november election. Last year i knew like so many of you that significant reforms who are state where needed in quote and that came from the governor. Brian kemp who who i might add. Before he was governor. He was the secretary of state and he was be top election Election official in that state. So you know georgia's have been at this voter restriction game for a long long time but camp could only do so much as the secretary of state because he would have been violating his oath of office to work for all the people of his state. But it's georgia. He can pull the strings behind the curtain and get his puppets to do when he needs them to do to keep carrying out his his behaviors of voter restriction via his qadri puppets so bill. Sp two oh two. Pass the state house. One hundred seventy five on thursday when the senate quickly agreed to house changes by a vote of thirty four to twenty. Of course you know who was in support of the bill and who was opposed to it biden calls it and atrocity and there is one of the thing that would make him call that whole thing atrocity they also passed a law making it illegal and i think they made it a felony. If i'm not mistaken to give water or food to anyone standing in line to vote truly. That was passed by the governor of georgia. They made it illegal to give someone standing in line to vote a drink of water. It's amazing you can't you can't make this stuff up folks. I joined a state representative by the name park cannon according to. Cbs was among a group of protesters. Who knocked on the door and was arrested by police for knocking on the door. She wanted to watch the signing of this bill. She was charged with a felony with felony obstruction of law enforcement and preventing or disrupting general assembly sessions or other meetings of members a misdemeanor which she and she was released. They didn't hold her. They released stir but they charged her with felony obstruction. She is a georgia state representative. And they're going to charge one of their own members of a felonious crime for representing basically representing her constituency. Makes absolutely no sense. Absolutely no sense. Here's something else. It doesn't make much sense while some of the and this is a quote while some of the left attempted to suppress georgia voters by pushing policies that undermine trust in the states elections governor camp and georgia legislature. Legislators excuse me fought to restore voter trust and confidence in quote quoting again. And today they succeeded. This is a massive victory for every single georgia and voter and for our country. Thanks to them. Georgia is now leading the nation. Free fair and safe elections. The rest of the nation should follow quote and that was a series of quotes from a conservative organization called conservative heritage action research them. You'll be surprised somewhat but you might not be surprised at all about who they are conservative. Harry ditch action. It'll be in the show notes as well but to stand up there and had the gall to make that statement that this is a massive victory for every single georgian voter for our country. Who would they speak in. Speaking of every single georgie in voter who are they talking to. What what i would love to know. What demographic they are directly talking to. Are they only calling a certain demographic a georgian georgia voter so you know it takes a lot of gall to to release a statement like that to be printed in the press. I i just. I just really appalled that at how this was allowed to even make it to the floor but of course enjoy the republicans hold the majority so it kind of speaks for itself. I guess so. I'm hoping that the federal legislatures The senate and the house of representatives congress vote and passes the another voting rights. Bill that will suppress this kabuki theatre. That the georgia legislature and the governor just put out in front of the whole country. Smart marched it out like you know it's everyday everyday occurrences. There was a time when it would have been just business as usual. But we're in the twenty first century. Folks we are in the twenty first century leader. Senate senate minority leader. Excuse me gloria butler call the efforts by the republicans voter suppression tactics. Of course they are quoting. We are witnessing right now. A massive and assault on voting rights. Unlike anything we've seen since the jim crow era in quote butler said. Well miss butler. I have news for you. The jim crow era and never ended it. Just put on a suit and tie voter voter suppression has been existence. Since lyndon baines johnson signed the voters rights act in one thousand nine hundred sixty five. I think that was the year. The only difference that it made with jim crow. Put on a suit and tie so. I'm hoping that again. This will be defeated soundly. And the people of georgia will punish their legislative representatives. They kind of chuckled. When i say that and when lee for putting forward this type of idiocy that will at some point effect in infect and effect all of georgia voters not just those intended. So get out there. Georgia you gotta do it again. You beat back the tide once. You're going to have to do it again. All right our next talking. Point eleven unenforced federal laws. That south dakota senator call offensive immoral and outright racist in regard to native americans and this bit of information comes to us by way of the oklahoman dot com and the author. Is chris ca- steal. The title is bill to eliminate racists federal laws affecting native american and they'd americans. Excuse me clear. Senate panel the senate indian affairs. Committee approved a bill on wednesday to eliminate eliminate. Excuse me those eleven said laws. That will talk about here in a moment moment. Senator james langford co-sponsor of the bill saying eliminating the laws was long overdue. Think quoting some of the statues that are still on federal books. Are things like you cannot pay a native american if they are under the influence of intoxicating liquor that you can force people that are native americans into forced labor that their children could be taken from them without parental consent and put into boarding schools. Lankford republican said wednesday at the committee. Meeting i guess he felt he had to do something to make up for his abysmal appearance. I think he was on the the panel. That treated secretary deb howling so horribly. I think he was one of those senators. And if he wasn't i do apologize in advance her quoting again. I'm embarrassed that we as a nation ever had these laws on the books. I'm really embarrassed that they are still on the books in quote. Well he's embarrassed. I don't think he's as embarrassed as he lets on to be again. I think he's trying to do damage control. Because of his performance at the panel hearing the senate hearing for secretary of health secretary. Alan bill goes to the full senate after you know being discussed in this panel and similar legislation cleared the senate. I unanimous on unanimously. Excuse me in two thousand nineteen but it was never considered in the house so the house dropped them all cherokee and chickasaw nation leaders praised the bill when it was introduced two years ago but nothing ever happened. It's stalled in its tracks. Senator mike rounds south dakota republican who authored. The bill said it was at best and oversight that the laws remain on the books. We'll folks i'm here to tell you. There's an awful lot of oversight throughout the country when it comes to laws such as those throughout history and this is a quote. Native americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive in moral and outright racist round says quoting again and many cases these laws are more than a citra century old and do nothing but continued the stigma of subjugation and parental ism. From that time period. Clearly there is no place in our legal code for such loss in court. Well there was no need for them to be created in the first place but they were created because of racism. that's why they created. Why in in the world are you going to create a law or statute that says you cannot pay a native american if they are under the influence influence of intoxicating liquor. Why in the world would you pass a law like that or that you can actually force people that are native. Americans into forced labor and and their children could be taken from them without parental consent and put into boarding schools. Why would you even think about passing a law like that if it wasn't steeped in racism. Surely you didn't think that you were doing people a favor by passing these laws. Surely that's not the reason so there's a lot of work to be done folks a lot of work. I'm saddened by the fact that people seem to be sitting back because the trump administration is at an end and they think things are you know great and hunky dory and everything is fine on the hill. Know that that's the case as we speak. Actions are being planned. Actions are being put into your plans are being put into action to take back. The senate take the house and twenty twenty two in the presidency in twenty twenty four. Please please please don't be complacent you saw. What a republican controlled senate did to the country. The last term nothing got done if the senate captured recaptures there. The republicans excuse me recaptured. The senate in twenty twenty two will be faced with the same idiocy. Again it'll be even worse if the republicans take the house. In twenty twenty to the american people will be subjected to things that we don't deserve and it will set the stage for a republican takeover of the white house in twenty twenty four. Please please please pay attention to what's happening in your state. Legislatures hold those people accountable for creating these these horrible on equal unfair voter restriction laws. You know they're aimed at people of color you know. They're aimed at you know. Suppressing democratic voter turn out. You know those are the reasons behind this. Don't get complacent and wait until the last minute and think that something can be done at if you wait until the last minute. It's too late. Democracy doesn't take a vacation. it's a twenty four seven process. Truly i'm going to plug for a super pac here. Why this matters dot org go on and take a look and do do what you can to help if we sit back complacent in do nothing. If we don't try to protect what has been hard fought. Victory this last election cycle. it will be offered. Not if people don't stay vigilant if they don't stay ahead of the the steamroller that's trying to squash everything that can be done to gain. What little equality that can be gained through legislative actions. Don't let it all be for not folks so with that going to play at south here you can reach us. At host native opinion dot com. 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March 17th: News Roundup HR 1

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"This is mornings with kale in northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten kfi k. Marlin the morning though. The covid has put a damper on saint patrick's day celebrations. Well pretty much. Far and wide including the covid nineteen related cancellation of the greeley's own blarney on the block. Those irish is indeed are smiling. We're all a little bit irish today. And i hope the luck of the irish is with you but when it comes to the nation's top dog the frenchies making a run for it six. Oh eight now thirteen ten. Kfi thirteen kfi k. A. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios. Yes rights jennifer pelts lookout labs associated press writer. I might add french. Bulldogs are now the second most popular dog in the nation now. Apparently after riding a rocket ship to popularity rocket radin rocket quarter century frenchies came in second only to labrador retrievers. Labs of course the leaders for thirty straight years as the most popular purebred pooch this and the american kennel club's latest rankings. Sent to be formally officially released. Today they reflect the relative numbers of purebreds mainly puppies that were added last year to the oldest you as dog registry stocky and swoosh faced and oh with the tendency to check out online. When i came across this piece yesterday. I decided to fire up that old. Google and find some videos of frenchies looked for walter. Walter the frenchie who well. Let's say just chatter walls when his own or won't give them any more cheerios. It's one of the funniest thing ever see. There's a lot of walter videos on social media so check him out. Because it'll crack you. But stocky and smudge face. French bulldogs have their charms. At least in fans is but they also have their limitations. They're not the type of dog to go hiking with you. The courting to akc spokesperson brandy hunter. But if you want a dog that's going to snuggle up with you and be cute and adaptable and well doesn't take a whole lot of grooming than a french. Bulldog is the bridge for you now. After labrador retrievers and french bulldogs the top ten breathes case. You're wondering include. German shepherds golden retrievers bulldogs poodles beagles rottweilers and german short haired pointers. Dioxins made the for the top ten for the first time since twenty thirteen now prized as easy going and can-do dogs labs years ago broke the record for the longest number one run and they do remain most popular by well quite a lot. More than ninety eight thousand three hundred labs joined the akc's registry just last year. Compared to about sixty. Six thousand five hundred french bulldogs. German shepherds of course are enjoying their own form of dougie leadership. However as you've heard president. Joe biden shepherds champ and major. Well they were living in the white house but they're kind of put into the doggy version of time out recently sent back to biden's delaware home for a canine cooling off period. This after major injured a secret service agent now. The poodle may also make a claim to the top dog. Crown standard poodle for example was the most recent winner of the. Oh so prestigious. Westminster kennel club dog show held last year. Breeds on the move. Include the cane. Corso this is a heavy duty daugaard that broke into the top twenty five by the way case for keeping track. It was fifty. I just a decade ago but love frenchie when labs. I topped charts back. In one thousand nine hundred ninety one french bulldogs ranked a very distant frenchies began to rise in the rankings in the late nineties hitting number four by the way by twenty seventeen and didn't hurt the breed that you have celebrity owners of them as well like martha stewart lady gaga. Oh remember a two of lady gaga is three frenchies were dognapped. Her dog walkers shot thankfully he is recovering and apparently she was away in italy. On a film project she offered up a half million dollar reward for the return of those two frenchies. But think about it. She essentially put with that reward amount. She essentially put up forever bounty on their little snorter snouts now. interestingly enough. the dogs were returned. Some woman conveniently found them tied to a pole in an alley. The dawn's were fine but she was not able to claim the reward at least that last check because investigators said she might have been part of the dog napping caper as part of a gang. Initiation but Dwayne the rock johnson. Also the proud owner of frenchies and the dogs compact size. Moderate exercise needs no fuss coat and rather comic demeanor not to mention rather loud incensed vocalisations. Well struck a chord with many dogs seekers. Now according to nicole denny the coal denny as a professional dog handler. She's been breeding frenchies. Fifteen years after twenty years breeding doberman pinschers. She said they are snoring. Flatulent little love lucy. she sees the frenchies popularity surge. It's both a blessing and a curse. Denny says i would feel selfish in a way if other people didn't get to enjoy the breed because they're just so wonderful rather loud as well. You're not ponying up up treats forum but it's brought about a lot of people who aren't breeding wisely. French bulldog fanciers needs to be aware that the breed can be prone to over cheating the archive of likable bowling ball breathing difficulties. That's because of that Shoved in snout and back problems as well now. Other breeds are also susceptible to various conditions and mixed breeds. Aren't necessarily free of them. Either there's no dog whether it's purebred or mixed breed that is one hundred percent guaranteed to be completely without problems. You know what you're getting into with any breed and well know what the possibilities actually are by the way these popularity rankings are limited to the more than one hundred and ninety breeds by the akc know doodles or other designer hybrids not to mention every day mixes and those ever so lovable matz but the best dog in the whole wide world regardless of pedigree or a breed. Why it's that beloved for baby of your own. Of course six fifteen now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten k. f. k. a. dot com. Oh and speaking of animals a typo on a label raised some eyebrows locally but rights aaron who dell in the fort collins colorado and all is. Well we'll have the details coming your way in just a few. By the way this time check sponsored by candlelight dinner playhouse in johnstown broadway in your backyard bringing you an absolutely stunning hysterical presentation of church basement ladies now taking center stage through march twenty eighth for tickets and show information just hop online visit. Colorado candlelight dot com. It's a party in northern colorado's forks thirteen ten. Kfi a block party wednesdays from four to ten pm as headlines podcasts mornings with gail and more and schedule upcoming sports broadcasts. Find them at thirteen ten. Kfi well let's just say that there were some animal lovers that weren't so in love with a label a label a typo to be more precise on a beer can label this kind of a funny story. Six twenty three now thirteen ten. Kfi k thirteen ten k. f. k. a. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collisions specialists studios as air new dell though writes in the fort collins colorado and all is well despite this typo on seven thousand beer cans. The co owner of snowbank. Brewing is jokingly assuring fans of the fort collins brewery that no seals were harmed in the making of its new operas ski lager now after designing and ordering the labeled cans late last year pallets of the finished product arrived just a few weeks ago this according to snow bank bruins co owner. Dave sell ratto. We'll go with rosso. They look great. The color was spot on. The design was just right but there was only one problem. The cans made for snow banks. New flagship pale lager marked with subtle hint survey. Persian lime puree and pink. Himalayan sea salt had an extra letter on its label instead of saying sea. Salt the cans description red seal salt raza's when we got him. It was like. Oh jeez what do we do now. Adding that this is the brewery's first labeling typo. They needed a proof reader for heaven sakes he said. We're usually pretty good at catching this kind of stuff now. Apparently the snowbank bring crew ran through every possible fix they could think of from tossing. These apres ski cans entirely and placing a new order to ripping off the cans shrink slack rap labels to ordering new type of free labels and re wrapping the cans with them. Why don't why is the shades of michael boo blais remarking the cance each option though had its own issues the i was too costly. The others too labor intensive and all of them felt that wasteful rosso said estimating that ordering new labels and re wrapping the cans alone would cost roughly about nine hundred bucks. So what did they do ultimately. They just decided to roll with it. Rossa said let's just admit we made a mistake. Let's laugh about it. And how refreshing is that and move on with our lives soon. The brewery was canning. It's apres ski pale lager in the seal salt cans and for good measure. Snowbank brewing donated nine hundred bucks. What it would've cost to re wrap the cans with new labels to the world land trust. This is a conservation charity dedication dedicated to purchasing land and protecting the wildlife species that inhabited it. And i can't help but think that that also includes seals so about half of the seven thousand cans have been canned out and six packs to liquor stores. Others are available at snow. Bank brewing rosso said the brewery will fill the other half of the seal salt cans next month and after that he said will be onto a brand new label with absolutely no typo seal. Salt gotta wonder though. Is it gonna take for that to show up on ebay and sell at a premium. Hey it's capitalism at work right six twenty seven now thirteen ten. Kfi k a thirteen ten kfi a dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail via the auto collision specialists studios. All right. got a lot to get to this morning. Get you know with everything that we dealt with With that storm over the weekend. Well okay. fine i understand. I was the same way on saturday as for a week. You know we were under a warning and then we were under a winter storm watch. Oh my gosh. All h e double hockey sticks was gonna break loose on saturday. And if you're like me. I was out chasing cans of mushroom soup because no. I wasn't hoarding but wanted to make sure in case we got snowed in and some you still experienced that probably in your neighborhoods as i did the past couple of days. I mean that's just mother nature right But finally was able to make a break out of the neighborhood for another trip back to the grocery store just yesterday. But i was like you on saturday going. Oh my goodness we have been talking about this. And i've been thinking been telling you. Oh my goodness it's going to be just off. The roads are passable. It's going to be just this heavy wet winter storm. And i'm what we run on saturday going. Where is it. where's the storm. Well the meteorologists actually got it right now. They also took some shots some clapback on social media when that storm lumbered a bit longer out of colorado before actually arrived with a vengeance saturday into sunday. Yeah the meteorologist. Actually got those. Snow totals much in the bulls eye. Actually they under predicted in some areas. So we'll do a recap of those snow totals but tad insult to injury. We also had to spring ahead. Yes but is it time to give daylight saving time the boot in twenty twenty one. We talked about the fact that senator marco rubio and senator james langford among others have introduced that bill not the first time to make daylight saving time permanent so we never again have to go through all this foolishness of spring ahead or falling back but the chances of that actually passing pretty much next nail but if there's one thing that most of us can agree on it's that all this back and forth with the time is something that regardless of political stripe we can all agree upon while the details coming up in just a few six thirty now thirteen ten k. k. What's happening in your own backyard. Listen to noko now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. In the nuggets get back to the western conference finals. Listen to the whole show for the latest denver. Sports stories on thirteen ten. Kfi i don on the sun in the morning. Truly happy saint patrick's day break out the corned-beef for your menu of choice. But once again we're all little bit irish today and well. Irish eyes are smiling upon us. Six thirty seven now thirteen ten. Kfi thirteen ten k. of k. a. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios as if we didn't have enough to deal with on a sunday many of us still digging out as a result of that snowstorm. By the way. You might be surprised. At how accurate. The meteorologist actually were ohio. There was a great deal of snark on social media particularly on saturday as we're watching well nothing for all intents and purposes for hours and then all of a sudden well we're getting confused lakes drifting down here and there that rain snow mix going. We heard all week. This thing's going to be a whopper. We're going to get pummeled by wet. Heavy march snow. Well it was a little slow in its arrival but once again you might be surprised at how accurate those meteorologists were with their Snow totals we're gonna work through that courtesy of a piece by miles blunt. How hard taboo fort collins colorado and in. Just a few by as if we didn't have enough to deal with right on sunday and and yesterday and my guess is you're probably still shoveling on tuesday and well. I doubt that you have stowed that shovel yet. Because man we got dumped on. Didn't we well. We also had that lovely little exercise in time daylight. Saving time of course. We had spring ahead of saturday into sunday morning. Are you still feeling a little bit. Jet-lagged over that does that have any impact on you whatsoever. Nine seven three five three thirteen ten. Drop me a text on our thirteen ten. kfi k. A text line if you're a veteran member of our thirteen ten k. k. k. text line. Nothing has changed for you. Just go ahead and text as you always have but if you are new to are texting family alcom we have a brand new number for you and that's no blarney. All you have to do is text to kfta to nine seven four seven eight thirteen o one and you too can join in to the conversation but asking the question. Is it time to get rid of this. Bi annual foolishness where we're turning the clocks back. We're turning the clocks forward. We spend a few days feeling a little out of sorts of little more bleary eyed than perhaps a usual well. Michael levin wrote a great piece in fox news one excerpt some of that and just spark this conversation with you by the way if you want to chime in nine seven three five. Three thirteen ten now as we talked about Believe it was on. Friday senator marco rubio. He's out of florida. Senator james langford out of oklahoma others have introduced yet another bill to make daylight saving time permanent so we never ever again have to spring forward. Fall back But chances are that this. Bill will sadly never see the light of day and it's a pity because when you think about it there's one single solitary thing that we as americans regardless of political affiliation can all agree upon daylight saving time benefits -solutely. Nobody everybody hates it. Airlines roads bus companies. They can't stand it well. It plays havoc was schedules. You can for example takeoff two. Am and land forty five minutes earlier or does your bus leave a at the first one am or on the second one hospitals. Hey daylight saving time because you've got drowsy drivers getting into more accidents than on any other day of the year. I mean art hospitals busy enough dealing with the pandemic also. Certain percentage of us would jump into our cars sunday morning. I guess there is a silver lining to that snowstorm because it kept some the bleary eyed off the roads. No daylight saving time. No increase in accidents so very simple equation but you know who really hates daylight saving time. Farmers and cal's farmers hate it because well froze their schedules off cows. They're not too happy about it either because well. They're milked an hour earlier and later depending on the time of year which is by the way and utter disgrace. So why do we even have daylight saving time in the first place right. We can talk about benjamin franklin and we can go back in time but the fact of the matter is really quite sure now. Apparently it started in germany during world war. One see the germans figured they could get in an extra hour of fighting unfortunately they forgot to factor in oh that their opponents would also have an extra hour to fight back and we all know how that war turned out but daylight saving time has been a reality in the nation for most of the past century with the exception of parts of world war. Two and one year one single year during the nineteen seventies when the oil price is struck. The government figured that well maybe people would use less electricity and heat if they had an extra hour of sunlight all year. Hey what a great idea. Last time congress tinkered with daylight saving time. Believe it or not it was. You can google this. It fits on the inter-arab it must be true right. It was at the behest of the barbecue lobby. Yeah there is such a thing. They figured that if we had a longer period of daylight saving time people would buy more charcoal and grill more burgers now. It's doubtful the weather. The barbecue lobby would really chair one way or another. If daylight saving time we're extended permanently the real issue here is inertia when you have something that only causes angst and while some caterwauling problems issues twice a year. There's never really enough umph behind. Getting things changed. Now you do have to admire. Senator rubio's act of tilting at windmills. Shows that he is a true patron of lost causes like sadly immigration reform and the mayan. Niamey dolphins no offense. The main thing is you don't have to be a cow or rancher or a farmer or a long haul trucker or even an airline to despise daylight saving time You have to be somebody that wakes up sunday morning after this biannual foolishness and an hour early or an hour late for wherever it is that you want to be daylight saving time certainly an idea. Whose time has passed. You know what there ought to be a law. But despite senator rubio and others best efforts rights mike eleven. There won't be maybe. The barbecue lobby should lend a hand burgers anyone why yes burgers indeed and burgers and steaks and chops and chicken should've found on march twentieth to appropriately. Celebrate governor. jared polices meet out day with the flip side of the equation when you agreed nine. Seven three five three thirteen ten dropped me a text on our thirteen. Kfi a text line six forty six thousand thirteen ten kfi k. The whole sports story in northern colorado state in the country tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten kfi k. More local talk coming up next with no co now in northern colorado's voice. Thirteen ten k f k out the corn beef and the cabbage happy saint patrick's day twenty twenty one to six fifty now thirteen ten. Kfi thirteen ten kfi. K dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios. Spend some time talking about this over the past couple of days because we all had that Saturday morning experience where we were. Just hunkering down boy. We were going to get absolutely pummeled by this winter storm. The meteorologists had been issuing warnings. All week oh it's coming. It's going to start saturday and it's just going to go through the weekend it's going to be snowmageddon or snow pacalypse or whatever you wanna call it and yesterday during a conversation with cdot region for communications manager jared file and. I wonder if you if you had the same feeling when you walked outside saturday and you know in loveland. It really didn't start on saturday. Well for the most part. Until i don't know later in the afternoon and then it was still only a rain. Snow mix it. You were kind of like wait. What happened because we're all geared up. I mean we had taken care of business. We made sure that we were ready. some of us over prepared just based on the dearth of items on the shelves and some local grocery stores. But that aside you know it's kind of like you get all ramped up for this. Psychologically and then. You're walking around looking outside on saturday gone. Looks like this one is going to be a bust. Well and it sparked some really hysterical beams on social media well. Snark texting was since there was no snow. Falling snuck texting and take shots at those meteorological forecasters was kind of something to do as we waited for the storm to show up. Which indeed as we're well aware and guess we're still digging out it did with a vengeance writes Miles bloom heart in the fort collins. Colorado and meteorologists are often the focus of jokes for well kind of missing weather forecasts and that was true in a huge way before this weekend's storm with many on social media absolutely roasting the forecasters saturday for predicting one to as much as four feet of snow for northern colorado. And the more. The snow did not pile up during the day on saturday. Well the more criticism did end the shots and the slights on social media as the so-called that point in time big storm produce little more than spitting rain for many of us but though the storm was slow in arriving meteorologists continued to push back at their social media critics and there were many saying. Now hang on the brunt of the storm was still on its way and yes as a evidence if you just look outside. They were absolutely right and when it did arrive saturday night as forecast. The storm produced snow through sunday night. That eventually landed in the records books. Essentially silencing all the critics. Evan renzo forecaster at the national weather service boulder office. He says we deal with heckling almost every day. You know we have the chance to talk with the meteorologist chris tomer. Who seconded that emotion. Let's just say it's an occupational hazard to renzo. Said we're used to it and we usually just kind of laugh it off but this storm it was it was a bit challenging as to the storm specifics and even the timing was off just a bit. We got the intensity right and the so we were happy that we were able to provide information to help protect life and property so generally. Let's get way back machine not too far way back but just to last week you had the weather service. The national weather service denver. Tv meteorologists generally forecasting anywhere from eighteen to twenty four inches in fort collins of foot or so in greeley twenty four to thirty inches in estes. Park two to four feet in the foothills twelve to in eighteen inches denver and twenty four to thirty inches. In cheyenne wyoming. And they were pretty much dead on. They weren't even a bit low in a few places now for collins for example officially received and you have to remember that snow levels do vary as do results but it depends where you are in the community. You're going to have more or less snow for collins among those but officially snort fort collins got nineteen point six inches of snow two point three one inches of precipitation during the storm this according to the colorado climate center reporting stations on the west side of the city generally reported several more inches of snow. Now that storm total up nineteen point. Six inches is the city's eleventh largest snowfall total overall and it missed a cracking. The top ten jazz teeny tiny bit. It is the third most For march storm. So let's take a look at some of the snow totals again. Results may vary in your particular area but Red feather lakes got absolutely pummeled with forty inches in some areas of red feather lakes Even more horse to now thirty six point five inches of snow loveland coming in officially at a twenty six inches more in some areas of course fort collins one thousand nine hundred point six inches longmont nineteen inches tim. Noth seventeen point four inches boulder twenty inches as was the case with a berthod at twenty inches greeley of coming in at a fifteen inches of snow. So they had to put up with some snark chasm on social media. For the most part meteorologist. Pretty much got this storm right. Six fifty seven now thirteen ten. Kfi k here mornings with gail weekdays. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. More local talk coming up next with no code. Now in northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi goal but for with the passage of that One point nine trillion dollar ostensibly covid relief bill laden with pork. Well how are they gonna pay for it. You've got joe biden president biden. I'm the first major tax hike since nineteen ninety-three time to soak the rich. Where does this all go. We'll check in with legal analyst. Larry klayman founder and former chairman of judicial. Watch now chairman of Freedom watch author of a great new book when he joins us at seven. Oh five k. 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Tim Robinson | Marjorie Taylor Greene Cites HIPAA, Won't Say if She's Been Vaccinated: A Closer Look

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

24:15 min | 3 months ago

Tim Robinson | Marjorie Taylor Greene Cites HIPAA, Won't Say if She's Been Vaccinated: A Closer Look

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Seth believe the hive and for really happen. The most about housewives show is back in the man and each potomac moment not to play with my husband's name. We leave you shook. When are we gonna talk about any. I don't ever need to be around care. Tryst you dismiss so the real housewives the potomac all new every sunday night at eight only bravo an stream full seasons on peacock minority leader. Kevin mccarthy has announced republicans will run their own investigation into the january incident. So get ready to find out. Hillary did it from thirty rockefeller plaza in new york city. Please enjoy this. Podcast edition of late night with seth meyers. Today's show seth chance with tim. Robinson the creator and star. I think you should leave on their flights but first a closer look. Gop congresswoman marjorie taylor green falsely cited hippo in refusing to say whether she's been vaccinated while republicans fought with an ice cream company and said we should just learn to live with climate. Change for more on this. It's time for a closer look. There's a lot going on in the world right now and it's easy to look around. At the state of things that are a slightly apocalyptic vibe cova cases of nearly tripled in two weeks. Thanks to a highly contagious new variant billionaires or getting off to spaces. us life expectancy saw its biggest drop since world war two and thanks to intense wildfires on west coast. Smoke blanketed parts of the country as far east as new york. Dozens of western wildfires burning out of control setting smoke as far east as new york city. Nearly three thousand miles away. Air quality in the northeast including here in new york city was compromised due to smoke from those wildfires. The smoky infernos out west creating hazy skies thousands of miles away stretching from toronto to philadelphia the wildfires so strong in new york city. A plume of hayes clouded the city skyline. I mean this is pretty fixed up. I mean it was just draped across the statue of liberty. Oh my god. I mean on a good day breathing. The air in new york city is like smoking marlboro reds. A railroad cattle car. You know how bad it has to be to notice the air quality of new york. That's like noticing ketchup stain on a red couch. A thick plume of smoke turning the sun. Read and blanketing the statue of liberty. It's like the establishing shot in a sci fi movie that takes place in a dystopia in future after a nuclear war between humans and lizards. And i want to be the recluse scientists with long greybeard. Who's been living on the top floor of the abandoned empire state building and then the last surviving. Humans come to me and ask about the formula device filtering ash from the sky which would allow the sun to break through and killed lizards because they're from a different galaxy. Arson lethal them. But i get upset because they're dredging up painful memories. They're coming here. I'll say now leeman piece clutch. A framed photo my late wife. Listen my beatles. Lp's and they'll say please do you change your mind. And i'll pause and i'll say well i've never seen hamilton. And they'll say it's still without as stale. Damn yoan manuel marin anyway. If you're intrigued by any of that little teaser you can read the rest right here. And my six hundred page screenplay called red sons out space guns out now. Probably due in part to the post apocalyptic scenes of mass animal extinctions deadly heat waves flooded subway stations in new york city. Smoke blanketing the sky and turning this on blood red and rings of fire in the gulf of mexico americans now is climate change their second highest priority and at least one poll conducted by the economist and yougov. But if you're worried about it. Good news fox. News host jesse water says the solution. Just live with it if you want to stop climate change. You don't fight climate change. if it's getting warmer you adapt to it. Let's just say the sea levels rise couple inches over the next century herald okay so great civilization. We have here. I think we can adapt to that. The netherlands twenty-five percent below sea level. They're like a powerhouse in europe. They didn't just destroy their economy to fight the rise in the sea levels right there they don't reservoirs and kind of adjusted around the coastline. And they're fine. They didn't have to break the bank to do it. Yeah just adapt to it. Who needs a cab when you could uber a dolphin. of course. the problem with uber dolphins is. They can't take a hint when you don't wanna talk. Yeah go for the weekend. Sorry young oh okay get some krill. Try but you don't eat. Krill dolphin baleen whales. Do you eat small fish. If you wanna get in corrections you gotta try harder than that way. This is my stop. Miami's bracing for two feet or more of sea level rise by twenty sixty. What's pit bull supposed to move to kansas. I don't think gasoline is gonna go over too well at the leavenworth county fair. Also your netherlands comparison only makes sense if sea level. Stay exactly where they are right now forever. Which is obviously not happening. That's why the government is aiming to make the dutch economy almost completely carbon-neutral by two thousand fifty. Those changes are necessary to avoid potentially catastrophic flooding. The could sink low lying areas. The lowest point in the country currently sits nearly twenty two feet below sea level as sea levels rise. As a result of climate change the ground becomes comparatively lower leaving large areas of the country even more vulnerable to catastrophic flooding. There's a limit to how low you can go. Experts are quite literally afraid. Parts of the country could become uninhabitable with unprecedented sea level rise forecast as a result of climate change. The dutch government is racing against the clock to figure out how to keep one of the world's richest countries disappearing into the north sea as one dutch professor of geosciences and physical geography. Put it on. The other end of the spectrum is controlled abandonment. Which isn't nice because we somehow need the lead. Ten million people somewhere and as soon as this gets known as soon as it hits the fan there won't be any investments anymore and local economies will collapse and when a dutch professor uses the expression. Hits the fan you know. The problem is real and you know i used to live in amsterdam and i called a friend and i asked her. How did dutch person say the hits the fan and she said we would say hits the fan because we all speak english and it's an american expression and i said yeah but how would you say dutch. And she said i don't want to do this. This is a waste of time. And i said come on. Just do it'll be funny. How would you. It's a fan in dutch and she took a long beat and said new comte du poop in the ventilator. And i said no one's time has been wasted today so life expectancy is plummeting new variant of a highly contagious respiratory diseases surging wildfire. Smokers spread all the way around the us. Let's check in on republican politicians and see what they're up to senator. James langford now calling on the state of oklahoma to ban the sale of ben and jerry's ice cream all of this came after ben and jerry's releasing a statement earlier this week saying that they will end the sale of their ice cream in the occupied palestinian territory Senator langford tweeting out within the hour. Saying ben and jerry's is now decided they know more about jerusalem than the israelis if ben and jerry's wants to have a meltdown boycott israel. Oklahoma is ready to respond. Oklahoma has an anti boycott of israel law in place. We should immediately blocked the sale of all ben and jerry's in the state and any state operated facility to align with our law school. They're fighting with ice cream now. What's next you're gonna accuse. Mayor mccheese of voting twice in arizona. You can't ban ben and jerry's because you don't like their opinions. I mean i still eat it even though i'm annoyed. They haven't given us their own flavor yet. It would be called a closer lick. And we've already mocked up what the container would look like. I sent this to them. And i've called their offices and left dozens of messages and all that happened was one of their interns called me and said we already have a flavor named after you. It's called vanilla. Ha but i assure you if this doesn't work then we will continue to at least try to get her own. Butter flavor called landau. Looks i will have a is dairy product. Republicans think they should have the power to ban an ice cream company if they don't like it's politics but when president buying announced targeted community outreach effort to send volunteers door to door and raise awareness about and vaccines conservatives call the tyranny and now they're starting to talk about going door be able to take vaccines to the people. It the thing about the mechanisms they would have to build to be able to actually execute that massive thing. And then think about the what those mechanisms could be used for. They could go door-to-door take your guns they go door-to-door take your bible marjorie taylor green Tweeting this biden pushing a vaccine. That is not. Fda approved shows covert as a political tool used to control people. People have a choice. They don't need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations. You can't force people to be part of the human experience going door to door. This is creepy stuff. Someone comes up to your door outside wearing a mask showing up at your house claiming to work for the government asking you personal medical questions. Don't come knocking on my door with your audi. Maybe she thinks that's a ben and jerry's flavor wouldn't be surprised everyone gets one to me also. No one's knocking on your door with a kovic shot. Although i wish they had i mean sure now certain places like new york city will bring the vaccine to your house if you sign up for it but back when the rest of us got hours a few months ago we sit in on our computers all day for weeks refreshing eight different websites looking for random open slotted a pharmacy at three. Am and a neighborhood. We'd never heard of before. honey. I got one. It's a pharmacy called drugs. Plus in upper coney island west. I guess i have to take the george kennedy bridge to get there. Is this real no polls shoemaker on the george kennedy brench. You just have to eat fifty hard boiled eggs in an hour you can go. So according to republicans they should be able to ban ice company. They don't like but going door to door to raise awareness about lifesaving vaccines is tyranny on tuesday georgia congresswoman. Marjorie taylor green was asked by a reporter. If she had personally been vaccinated given that she continues to lie and spread dangerous misinformation about kobe vaccines lisa citing various. Going around us but he's safe and effective two questions. Have you gone vaccinated at the disagree with republican lie. Your your first question is violation of my hip. You see hip writes a. We don't have to reveal our medical records and then also involves her axiom records. That's not a thing reporter. Asked me if you've been back stated doesn't violate your hip rights any more than a neighbor needs a warrant to enter your house for barbecue. Hippo establishes national standards to protect your medical records. it doesn't stop journalists from asking questions she probably also thinks miranda rights means. She doesn't have to visit her friends in manhattan anymore. After she moves to brooklyn with. Steve's shall we stay in the night and watch a movie. Steve was my audition for impression. Camp they said. Do one where we won't. I doubt she even knows what hip is. What it stands for. She probably doesn't even know. It's an acronym asking me if i've been. Vaccinated violates my hip rights and asked me if been to the zoo violates my hip rights and asking me if any of my siblings royalty violates my pippa rights and then today texas congressman jackson jumped in with what he apparently thought was a brilliant comeback to reporters asking republicans if they've been vaccinated. Just gonna chime in and think that you would oppressive responsibility to ask questions of the democrats as well. How many of the democrats are willing to say whether or not they've been vaccinated. Hey remember that guy. Dr ronnie the guy who said trump had the iq Chess wizard in the build of a college linebacker. You know the guy who was allegedly known as the candyman because he dished up pills like the phoenix suns gorilla given out t shirts at home game. whenever he handed out of prescription. this played. Sure you at least remember the name. Dr ronnie name that sounds less like an actual medical doctor and more like a guy who plays jazz flute and a fedora and invites to get at sky high with him and his. You're outside reno. Anyway what are you talking about. You don't think democrats are willing to say if they've been vaccinated. I'm pretty sure they'll walk around with their. Cdc cards scotch tape to their foreheads. I mean what else are we going to do with that thing. I thought it was going to have to show it everywhere. I went like a reporter flashing press badge at a crime scene. Now thinking of taking it out of my wallet to make room for some of the more useful like my hollywood video card. There's a through line here. Between covert and climate change in both cases. The right has decided that the best course of action is to just let disaster happen and scare people about any government attempt to stop it and while some of the gop advocate for vaccines other loud voices like green continued to spread lies about them. They've sunk so low they're basically twenty five percent below sea level. There's been a closer look. Introducing the biggest streamers of this summer the fastest the strongest. the greatest doesn't like civil and they're about to give the greatest show you ever seen trump opening ceremony of the tokyo of mix july twenty third on. Nbc artist is an emmy nominated writer and comedian. You know from shows like saturday night. Live in detroit or is the second season of his fantastic show. I think you should leave with tim. Robinson is streaming. globally on. Netflix is august. Tim robinson hey timmy. Everybody i'm fantastic That his continues to prove a point. That i've said to people as i will not. I have still not stop laughing at coffin flops. I've seen it. I've watched it ten times to finish it. Never it never stops getting funny being fun. Oh appreciate that. thank you so much. There was actually a lovely article where they interviewed the stunt guy and the directors of that sketch. Because this really is. A sketch raiders Even zach cannon co writer. You write this sketch. And then somebody had to figure out how to make the coffins flop. Yeah in the hardest thing i had to do is sit in a white room and just scream into camel were there. i heard. There was one coffin flop that you wrote that. They couldn't figure out how to do. Not i don't want to take it away from them. Because i bet you if we would have been like can we please try this. But i think zach. I even were like. That's there's no way and it was. That description was person flops sato. kaufman rolls downhill. Hits bird bernadette standing in the line of course was like yes some of them. Yard sale donogh illegitimate. The hardest. thing is you don't want to get a burger. And how do you get a bird to stand there with. It's back turn gets rolled into by forms. Distract the bird with somebody to hold a worm so the bird it doesn't. It doesn't hear the coughing talking turnaround number mike. O'brien has a wonderful cameo in zebedee. Remember this catch. He wrote for which was he was as a reporter interviewing bugs. Of course yeah and the same they again. If that thing where you're right or you don't think about it. And then they hire a guy who brings bucks now was yet zaken wrote. That wrote that with him in like it was like there was one bug there that the bug handler is like is like you. Don't let that one get away. That gets away it could mess tired your city ecosystem. What is that like. How good actor is that bug that it's worth risking it worth this. I don't want that corral. He's real good. Though he'll hit mark never never loses his light. We also found out on that thing it was like the whole thing was like bugs like when when you see him there running or whatever and when it's cold they don't run which the guide of course doesn't tell you what you call up and hire him he just shows up on said he's like oh they run a really great Clip of the stunt test coffin flops and The thing i really like is it's very matter of fact you just hear like directors and stunt guys and they do a test and a body astanin falls out and you just hear the director. Say it's going to be funny schedule. Look you just have to see wants to know this is. This is really gonna work. Yeah it was a whole day in the cemetery stunt people flopping all day you another sketch i want to ask about. There's a action movie trailer and the action star crash. More detective crashed more and my saying that And then you find out. He's being played by santa claus. Santa claus is an actor. Doesn't like to talk about being santa claus doing this giant to service explaining but i do want to stress. How good that actor is And i've told you before. I obviously am happiest when you're in the sketches but this is not in. How happy were you when you found this guy to play santa so i mean yeah addition you so fantastic accuracy. He's with you really do. I'm sorry i feel like he would. I mean having job on the head shot at that point. There's a lot of zone that's true and years a long when you're working off season you're gonna get a lot of china's coming in. There's a personal audition. You look like santo. Really think i wanna talk about how the show now like a recurring theme of course of two seasons. That hot dogs are sort of the hot say hotdogs in fidora's are the two images now think of it the show. The show has been a very neem. -able This is a sketch from season. Fantastic sketch about a hotdog car crashing into a store and then this gentleman trying to figure out who did it. It's been used a lot like politically whenever politician sort of feigns ignorance as to how we got to this place. Do you ever think about what a politician. Maybe an older politician must think when someone is putting this in their twitter feed. I mean yeah the article. I mentioned we had talked about. It was like that you could out context. That doesn't mean anything it must. I've forgotten article. I wish i could cite them if you if you see that you just like i have. No fluid doesn't make me. I don't like mitch mcconnell wondering like was this me. that's exactly the article cited. You'd also have to be like because it's not the first sketch you'd have to like go five episodes of what is this aca other talk about the fact that you and i see anyone follow you on. Instagram knows about you. you're an accomplished. i hope that's a fair description and accomplish skateboarder. You've been doing this for a long time. Been in saying i skate. Yeah i'm out that good. But i quit. I quit for a long time to just just started back up in the past three years and one of the things that's happened you have a is your son ten now is that how old is you know. Well he's a he's eleven twelve okay and and he started skating as well. Did he find it via you or find it on his own. He found it. I was skating in then he started. Believe in you know we live in california where like skating's huge so i think that almost A people start skating here. So does he think your cool. Because you're a data us at escape. No not at all actually anytime. I show him a clip. He's like you. You're going to slow you have to speed got doesn't look good if you're going a clip of yourself if i'm like look when i look at a guy giving more speed do your kids You have a penny penny right do they. I did they watch the show like do they. Like is the comedy of. I think you can leave work for them. What's the thing is surely you said what is it. You said you were a fan. What is this look. I'm sorry that you have like a like a five word title. Then i a title so long that people right. It y as hell okay. We'll late night with said. Why are we using names. Do names cal. Because then i'd like to add with tim robinson do that's that's the title that's part of the title. That's not my name. That's not talking about me talking about you know that's just a name that's not talking to to your all right. Your kids watch it. No good good. I know seventy for you. They're probably titles too long. Buddy i again. I texted you so much about it. It's so much fun It's everything. I wanted the second season. Congratulations to you and everybody worked on it. Thank you so much. I really appreciate found miss you. I miss you too. I'll see you soon at the second season of. I think you should leave. Streaming globally on netflix. Late night with. Seth meyers weeknights on nbc. At twelve thirty five eleven thirty five central original music on the late night. Podcast is by the eight g band. Forget the follow the handle late night set on social media and tell your friends who subscribed to the late night podcast wherever they get their podcasts.

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8.9.21 WORLD Radio celebrates its 10th anniversary

The World and Everything In It

35:15 min | 2 months ago

8.9.21 WORLD Radio celebrates its 10th anniversary

"The world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us hi. I'm becky philip. Heck i live in lidgerwood north dakota and i'm a home schooling mom of four beautiful children and a pastor's wife hope you enjoyed today's program. Good morning this week is world radios tenth anniversary. We have some special reports to mark the occasion. It was very very difficult to get that first program out the door and then the next week we did another one and he got a little bit better and the next week a little bit here from some familiar voices and get their reflections on their early work on the program. The work is professional but the clothes are not so much. And you'll hear how the program got both its name and its theme music. It's monday august night. This is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm mary record. And i'm paul butler good morning now. The news with kent covington lawmakers in the senate appear set to pass a massive one point two trillion dollar infrastructure bill possibly within the next twenty four hours. The senate voted last night to cut off debate on the bill on this. Vote the as our sixty eight. The nays are twenty-nine that vote was the final hurdle to clear before the full senate votes on the bipartisan package. It does appear likely that the bill will pass. But that's not a sure thing. Some republican senators still oppose the bill largely because it will add to an already spiraling deficit. Tennessee senator marsha blackburn. This is something too expensive to afford. Supporters argue that the bill will pay for itself over time because of long term benefits of the package. A final vote is expected most likely sometime early in the day tomorrow. In greece pillars of smoke and ash turned the sky origin blocked out the sun above the country's second largest island on sunday that as a wildfire devoured pristine forests and threatened villages. That triggered more evacuations. As helicopters dropped water and fire retardant. The fire on via island began august third and cut across the popular summer destination from coast to coast burning out of control. Flames have destroyed. Scores of homes and businesses and thousands of residents and tourists have fled meantime in california. The dixie fire has grown to become the biggest single blaze in the state's history. The fire last week destroyed the historic gold. Rush era town of greeneville. It has now engulfed well over seven hundred square miles an area larger than the size of new york city and as of sunday it was just twenty one percent contained as it has fueled by strong winds and bone-dry vegetation cal fire spokesman ryan band ninety nine percent receptive in the afternoon that means out of out of a hundred embers that are cast up into the air. Ninety nine out of one hundred of them will likely start a fire. The weather is expected to begin cooperating. A bit more today. Officials are still investigating the cause of the dixie fire. The taliban continues to gain ground in afghanistan is us allied troops complete their withdrawal from the country taliban fighters seized most of the capital of northern afghanistan's kunduz province on sunday. Kunduz city was the fourth provincial capital. Two largely or entirely fall to the extremist group in less than a week that as it ramps up its push across afghanistan. The taliban took control of the governor's office and police headquarters. After a day of firefights also captured the main prison building freeing five hundred inmates including taliban fighters president vitamin paid tribute to us olympic athletes. Over the weekend as the summer games came to a close. I know you have sensitive but appreciate your home. How proud you made america. You really representing america. You represented the soul country. The united states won the most gold medals thirty nine one more than china and was way ahead in the overall medal standings with one hundred and thirteen compared to china's eighty-eight the russian olympic committee had seventy one overall medals followed by britain with sixty. Five japan came in fifth. The host country enjoyed its best olympic production and both gold medals with twenty seven and total medals with fifty eight. Bobby bowden has died. The hall of fame coach built florida state into a college football dynasty that powered its way to a dozen conference titles into national championships excited game. We've had with florida in years. I came back on it about in her there in two thousand three. After a seminal victory over the rival. Florida gators piled up. Three hundred and seventy seven wins during his forty years. As a major college coach. He spent thirty four of those years with florida state about and died early sunday. After about with pancreatic cancer. He was ninety one years old. I'm counting ten and straight ahead. World radios origin story loss searching scripture to find the perfect program name this is the world and everything in it. It's monday the ninth of august. Twenty twenty one. Glad to have you along. Today's edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm paul butlin. Mary anchored. I step humble beginnings ten years ago this wednesday. Our first program aired on the salem radio network. We've heard from some of you listened to that first broadcast on august eleventh. Twenty eleven and you've listened to every program since by. Perhaps you join us more recently in might not know how world radio got started so we asked our founding fathers so to speak to reach back into their memory archives and tell us the story. I'm nick eicher. i'm the chief. Content officer and one the inventors of world radio along with joseph's life before i came to world radio broadcasting was something that i was highly interested and I've always been a big fan of national public radio. npr For all of its secular sort of faults it's insufficient world view. They were the best in the business in a lot of ways they they did seek to do serious journalism and i thought well world does that. what would world magazine sound like. If world magazine were radio program has just sort of a thought experiment. My name is joseph's life and i was the senior producer and co host for world radio from its inception in two thousand eleven until spring of two thousand seventeen for years. My longtime boss. Steve moore at crown financial ministries. He and i would kind of discuss in the hallway. You know it's a shame that there's no type of thing like that a longer form radio well done good sound production. That's done from a christian worldview standpoint and so one day we had this idea that maybe we should go talk to the people at world magazine about this because world had been in the print business for a good long while and that time doing a very fine job of print journalism. Funny thing is we both sort of separately had ideas for radio programs. And when joseph called me one time he said i'd like to add like to pitch a program idea to you I said oh man come come on up and let's talk about it and we did and they said that's a wonderful idea. We would love to do that. You guys figure out a way to pay for it and we're with you. Of course this was the this was the problem. Because we couldn't figure out a way to pay ford well fast forward to twenty eleven and nick called me and he said i feel like the dog. Who's been chasing the truck for a long time. And he's finally caught the truck and doesn't know what to do with it. I said well what are you talking about. And he said well. We have an opportunity an invitation from the salem radio network to do the type of program that we've been talking about the way we approached it was well. Here's a chance to reach an audience with the kind of journalism that we do at world and if we can take that content put it out in front of a new audience. maybe it will attract more magazine readers. The board was appropriately skeptical. Let me say that. Nobody really thought back. Then that podcasting was going to be a viable enterprise or a viable sort of platform for journalism of this sort it was. Here's an opportunity to go on a radio network to do a magazine style programme for broadcast for commercial broadcast. And nick said we have an opportunity to do a pilot program for salem. They won't just sign off on the whole idea. they want to hear pilot first because we're magazine publishers. We haven't done radio and they wanna make sure we can pull this off and he said. Will you help me and i said yeah. I'll help you do the pilot. I'm not going to commit to anything else. But i hope you do the pilot memorial day twenty eleven a day of remembrance for those who died in defense of their country who made themselves a barricade between nation and phone. I'm nick eicher publisher world magazine. Joseph slim ahead in this hour tracing and so for memorial day weekend in two thousand eleven we produced a memorial day. Themed pilot program that aired on the salem radio network and with which they were very pleased and actually we were fairly pleased with it. Two for our first Venture out world magazine editor in chief. Marvin alaskan talks about six battles battles that shaped the war between the states coming later. A remembrance of america's last world war one fat laid to rest just weeks ago and that led to a weekend radio program that green lighted for august of twenty eleven from world magazine. This is the debut of the world and everything in it. We take time to explore stories and issues and tell you important things. You probably won't hear about anywhere else. I'm nick eicher. And i'm joseph's life this week will run the gamut from defense cuts to captain america the admirable patriotism in. This film is actually refreshing. That's certainly something surprising and worth noting coming out of hollywood. It was very very difficult to get that first program out the door. But by the grace of god somehow we did houston and it wasn't bad and then the next week we did another one and he got a little bit better and next week better and the next week a little bit better. It's the world and everything in it. I'm joseph and i'm nick eicher. One of every four book sold in america today turns on whether a state constitution permits public funds to go directly to schools. It's been very prominent in the national vocabulary. These past few days is fear as evidenced by the stock. Market's plunge the real issue is that we are still spending more than we're taking in the bad guy in the movie. Taunts captain america to kenyan. Us senate correspondent for news. Has more obama. Says the speech will outline type for sure it's cadence and a click clack. That's all its own. His most damning indictment is that the book teaches readers how to implement schafer's idea that a biblical worldview should suffused every aspect of one's life. That's what a worldview does stepping into the book here at world magazine also known as the office of susan. Alaska the solution cal. We don't wanna leave. everyone depressed. Well i mean look. The solution is what it's always been a transformation of the human art. She brainstorms talking points for her. Upcoming women's bible study lecture unfusions and considers how she can improve it and make it better than alice's talk of last week. Imagine believing that we don't need a savior and So we continued with that weekend program for quite some time it. It didn't take us long to figure out. There wasn't much of an audience so we thought well maybe the audience is is weekday and the day came when nick said all right. We want to do a daily program now from world news group. This is the debut of the weekday edition of the world and everything in it. Good morning. i'm nick eicher. It's monday may sixth twenty thirteen. And i'm joseph's life this morning mounting pressure on president obama to take action against syria. The united states said there was clear. Red lines those red lines to the in the view of most have been crossed and he has failed to act plus backlash against a coal to crack down on religious speech in the us military. I am not going to run from my religious freedoms from my right onto the constitution. Also what republicans need to do to connect with hispanic voters and the winner of the two thousand thirteen. New england gerbil pageant. I a summary of the morning's news. Emergency crews responded multiple explosions near serious capital city. Damascus i it was nick and it was me. We did bring in some of the people from world magazine. The folks who have been writing. Who would come in and do some segments for us. Whatever people in the muslim world may have thought of president obama. They now are faced with someone who has not stood by his word who has been back. Enforce immigration reform has been A big issue that his tended to alienate hispanics from the republican. Party is the policy wrong. Is the messaging wrong. The reason justice ginsburg speech is in the news. Now is because of the redefinition of marriage cases soon to be decided some observers see her statements as a preview of how she's going to vote in those cases so many families had so many people who died in that war both north and south the bitterness was enormous. There was more discrimination against blacks. They were free but still held down in so many ways Not allowed to vote off and not allowed to own property in egypt. Demiana war twenty four year. Old schoolteacher has been accused of insulting islam while teaching history of religions to fourth graders. Outsiders may not know it but our own kids know when we're pretending from my dad. I learned the importance of honesty in such matters. The outcome simply doesn't depend on me in my performance might trust has to be always in the one father who is eternally faithful. And so that's how we began sort of cross pollinating with the magazine and bringing those people and but what we realized is that ultimately we needed to build out a radio team and you know we did have some freelancers that we went to and you know. Joseph had a bunch of people that he knew from you know from his radio days after days of optimism. That's where people. I can't covington came from johnny franklin and carl pete's the clock is ticking as these were all people that That joseph had worked with jim henry. Several thousand refugees were reported rescued from saint. Nick and i prayed about this program. I can remember he. And i were at a national religious broadcasters convention. This is probably in early. Twenty twelve so. We've been doing the program you know maybe six months at that point and it was very difficult and we were just weren't sure how we were going to continue to make this work because it was it was so hard and there were just not enough people putting their hand to the plow so to speak you know we didn't have enough workers to nothing laborers to get done what we needed to get done. And he and i were in a stairwell at This hotel where the convention was taking place and there was a little bench there and he and i sat down on that bench and just prayed together. Just begging the lord to help us. Put us in contact with the right people so that we could carry on this project. And the lord answered that prayer overtime and wonderful ways with people he provided so we created a radio station friendly daily program and we just took the content and potted up as a podcast. You know there's no extra effort really. The main effort was in producing the program. So we'll throw it out there and make it available as a podcast. But podcasting wasn't quite the thing then that it is now a matter of fact in twenty eleven if you had a podcast the only way people could get this on their device on their ipod was to download the program to their computer and then you had to take a wire and plug it into your device and you had to sink but then in the summer of twenty twelve so we'd been doing the weekend program for About a year at that point apple announced an innovation going forward you would be able to download a podcast directly to your device and this was the big game changer for a lot of people but certainly from world radio because we knew at that point that access to the program was about to become much easier people no longer had the download and sync. They could just get it directly to their device and so what we pretty quickly discovered. Was the radio. Audience wasn't really for us. What we found was that people really loved it as a podcast. Not necessarily as a broadcast. I we had purpose to put the podcast behind a paywall and create our own app as the only place that you could get it and just sort of package it as. Here's a bundle of content. That is maybe more attractive than just the print magazine. You get all of this stuff and again. This is this is accidental. In one sense providential in another we couldn't quite make the app work the way we wanted to. And that's just being honest about it. So what we did in the mean. Time is we thought. Well let's just you know we're putting a lot of effort into producing this program. Let's just put it out where it's the easiest to get that is make it available on the apple platform and just give it away and when we did that. The audience exploded the world and everything in it is made possible by listeners. Like us my name. Is joanna mailing. I live in burnsville minnesota. My name is tim berkey. And i'm a real estate agent in granger indiana. I'm becky fell apac pack. Hi i'm steven. My name is mary. Brian is caleb eibnet. I'm aaron ho capacity sonia bassett. I'm a stay at home. Mom living in. Burundi brad davis. Emily has many. Oh i am jake. Swing and i am a military officer serving in qatar. Hope you enjoyed today's program. It used to be that world. Radio was there to promote the legacy product world magazine. Now it's its own thing Dan today is august night. Thank you for turning world radio to help start your day. Good morning. i'm mary reicher. And i'm paul bump coming next on the world and everything in it voices from the past many of the voices you hear today have been on the program from the early days but some of our old friends have moved onto other things in honor of our anniversary celebration. We invited several of them to come back and share reflections of their time at world radio. Today we'll hear from four of them. I up our very first staffer who has some fond memories of one of her. First field assignments interviewing senator james langford. I'm christina darnell. And i was one of the first world radio team members. I was hired out of the world journalism institute. I had just graduated with my masters in journalism. And i was excited to be doing one of my first field. Assignments in washington dc. At that point. I had been working mostly from home and so the work is professional but the clothes are not so much so i was excited to be andy see. There was dressed up wearing a suit. I had these black boots with heels and it didn't take me long to realize i had not thought that through all that well and langford was a busy man. He didn't have time to sit in his office. Day and recorded interviews so we had to walk and talk. And i remember walking out onto the tiled hallway and click clack of my boots echoing through what felt like the entire building and i panicked knowing. That sound was going to record louder than anything else. And so i had been my knees. Almost like a squat angle. The hills up and walk on my tiptoes. And so here. I am trying to maintain some shred of dignity and professionalism asking serious questions along the hallway of some of the most powerful politicians in the world looking and feeling like a toddler stumbling around in her mother. Shoes and lankford thankfully took it in stride. he didn't miss a beat and answering questions but also distinctly remember him trying not to laugh and i learned that day. That professional is good but practical is better also. That sound is one of those senses that we tend to underestimate the value and the impact that it has on our lives. I think that people who are in the audio industry probably have a better grasp that. But i think it's relevant for everyone. Michael cochran and i was one of the first members of the world radio team. It's hard to believe it's been ten years. I remember attending the november two thousand eleven world journalism in asheville north carolina. Mary reichert and i were both in the same class. And both of us had a interest in world's new weekly radio program. Joseph slide the founding producer of the world and everything in it was there in asheville to talk about his knickers dream of producing a daily radio program. Creating content for daily news and features program is a huge task and joseph was looking for recruits from our class by eagerly. signed on as world. Radio's first technology reporter. But with only a week's worth of formal journalism training and zero experience in radio production. I had my work cut out for me. The first thing i learned was that sound is really important in radio. That may seem obvious but a good radio feature should consist solely of the sound of my own voice it needs to be filled with sound clips that paint and audio picture for the listener a good produce peaceful have not only clips of people speaking but even sound effects for peace. I did in two thousand fourteen about the exploration of a twenty seven hundred year old venetian shipwreck. We found background track at a scuba divers bottles. That really made it come to life in my time with world radio. I've reported on more than one hundred fifty technology stories ranging from flying cars to advances in medicine and even contemporary linguistic phenomena. Such as up. Talk and vocal fry and all those years of reporting. I've worked with and learned from the most amazing and talented colleagues mary. Nick joseph kent carl and so many others so happy ten anniversary world radio. I can't wait to hear what's in store for the next ten years. I'm susan all ascii for about a decade. I was a reporter in story. Coach for the podcast. I remember the first time i did. A feature story was twenty twelve. Nick gave me a mike recorder some operating instructions and sent me on my way. The story was about our international hope award winner in ghana recorder everywhere and night. I'd upload the sound to dropbox using the hotels very slow internet. I brought back great. Mb car on a bumpy highway. A woman talking about tupperware business singing sewing machine starting. I messed up when recording voices. It didn't get the microphone close enough to people's mouths. That's one difference in writing for radio. Tech matters. Embed sound makes for bad radio. We were blessed to have talented technical people who made lemonade. Out of my lemons. In gradually i improved after awhile. I began editing feature stories for others and then started recruiting writers from our mid-career class to join the gang. The podcast more polish now. But i remind myself not to despise the day of small beginnings. I'm warren smith. And i was one of the first members of the world radio team. I vividly remember meeting sometimes. Harried and frantic meetings with nick eicher. Joseph's life kevin martin marvin alaska and other members of the world team in the months before we launched many of us had previous radio experience so we thought we knew what we were getting into but we came face to face with the old saying you have your whole life to get ready for that first but only twenty four hours to get ready for the second one. We made a lot of decisions in those first months that we had to revisit a lot of change at tation and flexibility in sued we had to learn new processes new technologies. We had to adopt a schedule and pace. That was far different from that of the magazine and the website. But i'm also amazed that some of the decisions we made in those early days have stood the test of time commitment to permanent things ideas biblical ideas vick don't change our relentless commitment to a biblical worldview and to serving you the listener with content. You simply can't get anywhere else. It's one of the great privileges of my professional life to have been part of world radio from the beginning and to continue to be a part of it through the listening in podcast today a decade later please pray that we will remain faithful to the biblical foundation on which world radio rest. And here's to another ten years of world. Radio all for the glory of the great and good god that we serve. Additional support comes from bibliophiles a production of the center for lit podcast network literary conversations about faith arts and culture. More at center four lit dot com slash podcasts and from ligonier ministries celebrating fifty years of proclaiming. God's holiness thousands of video teaching series books articles more at ligonier dot org. Today's monday august nine. Th good morning this is the world and everything in it from listener supported world radio. I'm paul and i'm mary record. Have you ever wondered how the program got. Its name or where. The theme song came from one more time. Here's former senior. Producer and world. radio co-founder joseph's life the program got its name. Because i was reading the scriptures and nick had invited me up to talk about. This program idea invited me up to ashville and i had just read psalm. Eighty nine and in verse eleven. It talks about the world and the about the lord he has founded the world and everything in it. And i thought you know. That's a really good name for this program. The nick is talking about doing the name. All things considered which comes from k gestures and by the way had already been taken Many years before by national public radio. And i was trying to come up with something that was kind of like that and find the scriptural phrase the world and everything in it which is also an act. Seventeen by the way so as in the old testament and in the new testament. It's an act seventeen. Were were peter's speaking on mars hill and proclaiming the unknown god. And so. I thought you know this. This gives us such great rails to run on because this program can be about the world and everything in it from the context of the god who founded it to this god who is unknown to most of our culture but everything in the world is something that he that he created or is there because of his creative activity and we also wanted to stress. The idea this is very important to me that this program is not about how terrible things are and we all know that things are terrible in many ways and the news often very sad The news is often very concerning but nonetheless. There is the god of the universe who is working out his plans and purposes to a good end and we can always be confident in that and we can always be a joyful. We can enjoy the things that are around us that are good and noble and of good report and so we wanted to make sure that the program not only gave the news of the day but also had this overarching idea. That god is in control and we can live confidently and we can be happy warriors. And because this is his world and everything the theme music for the world and everything and it comes from a him that Many people notes in many many hymnals. It's called this is my father's world and the reason that We chose that music is. The tune is actually called terribly. Oughta good earth and this connects to this whole idea that the world is god's world and he is superintending this world and he made this world good so is this is the good earth but the reason in particular that i chose. That theme is because there's a lyric in i think is the third verse of this is my father's world that says and though the wrong seems oft so strong he is the ruler yet and this is the idea that we wanted to convey with this program that though we hear about all this stuff that is so wrong god is still in control is still the ruler yet tomorrow broadband alternatives. The white house wants to invest in wired internet infrastructure. But innovators may have better ideas and more tenth anniversary reflections. That and more tomorrow. I'm paul butler. And i'm mary ragged. The world and everything in it comes to you from world radio for ten years now. What a ride. World's mission now and then is biblically objective journalism that informs educates and inspires. The bible says we who takes week fellowship. Together within god's house we walk in the th raw go now in greece in peace.

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July 21st, 2021

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

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July 21st, 2021

"Is podcast is a production of the salem podcast network for more podcast like this from courageous voices of conservative reason visit salem podcast network dot com america. High candidate here hewitt inside the beltway. Congratulations to the milwaukee bucks. Who won their first nba title. Since one thousand nine hundred seventy one. I think mike gallagher. Congressman from wisconsin is going to be insufferable today. But he's on. jeff bezos. Hats off to you up and down. You went and watched the entire eleven minute flight. And congratulations not sure about the cowboy hat. But that was great. Cryptocurrency market slide is treasury secretary yellen. Leads mounting regulatory scrutiny. Down to twenty nine thousand dollars per bitcoin. I warned you folks about that. But i must point out and warned you about game stopping. Amc and they had a good day today One of these days. I think you're gonna pickup ride. Our i d which lordstown motors. And i hope they they bring some popped the valley for us three existing drugs according to the jerusalem post fight corona virus with almost one hundred ten success in a jerusalem lab. These are three existing drugs now. I did not one of them but there are one is age. Drug one is an antiviral and One is called dara pla de which currently treats a theory discloses Fleming tube which cancer drug and an hiv medicine. But they work. That's good news because it's bad news really bad news on the coveted updates Eighty three percent of us cases now. New cases are the delta very very into taking over the country. The johnson and johnson vaccine still active but is less effective against the delta variant than it is against the other variants of the shot ninety nine percent of deaths from cove it these days are from the delta variant. The whol leader endorses. the olympics. Who cares is what that ought to be. Nobody trusts them. Indonesia as extended the restrictions on cova during the big muslim holiday which is about to begin and lots of the cases at the olympics. Indeed the wall street journal reports that the twenty twenty one olympics are turning into a twenty billion dollar bust for japan as toyota among other sponsors withdraw. They wanna association with it. In cogan panic. Japan there will be no spectators many athletes in the olympic village of tested positive. The us going to approve nord stream two. This is a disaster. It strengthens russia in six months. Joe biden done more for russia than donald trump allegedly under the control the russians from the far left kooks for four years. joe biden. Just hand them a gift that even president obama wouldn't give them nordstrom due to is going to be approved russia's going to control the gas supplies of europe a royal navy the royal navy hail britannia is going to station to patrol ships permanently in asia. Good for them. Joining the american fleet. The japanese fleet and other allied fleets like australia in the area. John kerry gave an endless speech about climate. Change yesterday no one paid attention. President biden had nominated a leading google critic. Jonathan canter as an antitrust lawyer. Cad the antitrust division at the department of justice. This is excellent news. Excellent news kanter is going to bring teeth to that. The israeli onboard of the united states delayed aired on i don't know lead is urging that thirty five states that have anti s law stands for boycott vast. And i can't remember has just treat. Israel like pariah state Thirty five states have legislation including florida illinois new york sanction boycott diversifying sanction. Divestment sanction boycott burson sanction florida illinois. New york and new jersey are among the states that take action against people who participate in eds. Ben and jerry's is definitely doing that and today's Guests includes leland better. I hope you are watching. News nation now. The brand new station leland is now started his prime time. The mentioned representative gallagher. I'll be joined by. Oklahoma senator james langford for an update on whether or not we're going to have a infrastructure bill today. I doubt it and former energy secretary. Ernie monet's is joining me today. Talking about the iran deal the iranian parliament. Yesterday the iranian national security council specific said they were not going to accept the deal and negotiations are off until the new hardliner comes in They've seen the deal. American congressman evanston the deal That's a bit of a discrepancy. They believe the big four at see the deal and the chairman of the senate intelligence committee and house intelligence committee and their ranking minority members. As well yesterday. I had a piece in the washington post. You can find it by googling. Hugh hewitt in washington on virus complacency and got quite a lot of play. Because i pointed out the obvious supported by the journal of american medical association and other studies that we really don't know if we have passed the worst point in the united states we have hundreds of millions of cases of the corona virus abroad in the world each one of them struggling to mutate so that it becomes a more easily replicable disease. What that means is we could have a mutation that comes back vaccine resistant or completely avoiding vaccine disinterested in the vaccine could care less about the vaccine. We have a variant. The comes back that is a far deadlier variant variant. That comes back that attacks children variant comes back that attacks young adults like the nineteen eighty nine hundred eighteen influenza. The great influenza. If you've read. Jon barry's book you will know that. In the summer of nineteen eighteen already deadly flu virus went through a series of mutations. A dozen. I believe mr berry says and emerged in. It's super killer form then at trailed off. Most people are assuming that corona virus has already reached its apex predator moment. That's not necessarily so all we know. Is that the vaccines we have work against delta and against the new variant called epsilon in california will eventually get to an an amiga variant name. We'll start over alva- variant There are variants all over the world. Some of them go away and we don't even notice them. The british varian spread more rapidly. The delta there. An spreads very rapidly. It's very contagious. It is not necessarily more deadly. But as i think you saw last night sean hannity urging everyone and want to get back dated from day one and i've been warning about this violence since december of twenty nineteen. I'm i of the bell in the media. They gave out pulitzers for being right about this virus. I would get it. I don't care. All i care about is that you don't die so as i've said for eighteen months go and get the vaccine when it's available it now available everywhere literally everywhere. All you have to do is to go into a drug so call ahead. There might be five drugstores in your town. Only for them. habit doesn't cost anything. The adverse reactions are few and far between you sit in the chair for fifteen minutes to make sure you don't get it. We're up to about fifty percent of america's received the two doses. We should get one hundred percent to be as protected as possible against another rogue virus. Slow down at least closet that fewer hosts let it mutate mutate less often but india has three million debt. I want to repeat that the estimate of the dead from the virus in india. The real estimate is three million debt. Now nobody tells you outside of the united states how many people have died. We have about six hundred and fifty thousand people died here. We don't know the china number. We don't know the russian number we get estimates from various places. If the real numbers came out people would stop in their tracks and say what in the answers three million dad in india according to one study that actually tried their best to collect statistics from concentrated area and extrapolate them. We don't know it's not a count not people going around body body and sampling. But we do know that. It's ravaging indonesia. It is ravaging vietnam and his ragging ravaging south africa and parts of central america and south america. We are blessed to be out of it. We got the vaccine. I are wonderful. Warp speed work. Take advantage of that. Get backdated don't die. Began tie baxter died yesterday in massachusetts. I'm sorry already here that i don't think any join anyone dying but it's simply not true that the risks outweigh the benefits. Even close. you need to go and get the vaccine today. There won't be aligned with the pick up something else yesterday. Nobody was there broaden. Get it and come right. Back to the hugh hewitt show. There's a new kid on the news block. News nation now has premiered leland. Bittered is now anchoring their eight. pm our hello leela. How are you good morning. Good to see it courtesy. Tell us a little bit about the launch. How did it go. And when can people see it. And where do they see it. It's on channel nine hundred on my cable system. But i've got the magic blue button. I just say bring me news nation. Now how do people find it. Well rio seven also on direct tv or you go to news nation. Now dot com and click on channel. Finery put in your zip code. It's it's remarkably simple. My mother was able to do it. My dad has a hard time. Well your dad is like me. I like my magic blue button so leyland. When did your primetime show begin a week ago. We started we started on money. Believe it or not. We announced it off. Formerly on your radio broadcast a couple of weeks ago when we finally add launch date so july nineteenth and then yesterday a we announce the dan abrahams of media. Abc's coming over and he'll be angry me our after me which is going to be great talking about crime and bring back some of the analysis they live. Pd and then also media analysis He'll be a little bit more opinionated than we are as you point out where we're old fashioned news show sort of approaches everything without fear. Favorite doesn't mean we don't have a point of view it doesn't mean we don't have a little bit of fun and we've tried to do that over the past couple days. We've done this. It's hard to imagine is always funny. I think you tested this as well. The you put so much into launch day after the show ends on launch day you realize you gotta get up the next morning. You do it yet. Now there's a lot that's unglamorous about television news. Yesterday i was on the line with the news partner for the nixon library. We are hosting california governatori all debate among recall candidates and the television partner. It's very technical. How many lines. What's the fiber optics. Three camera for camera. Shoot it's not really glam right. A lot of this is knocking in tackling. How did the blocking and tackling go. Well i always liked to leave report cards other people but My mother liked it. She original fan. The lighting was pretty good looks great and finally were being able to outta gas back on set in studio which is a great things. It really adds so much more when you can have a conversation with somebody sitting next year so we did that. We did a pretty interesting segment. Two days ago about the violence in chicago. Had a pastor on is a guy who lived in a roof deck for ninety days to bring awareness to gun violence in is people as you said you look people are the people who serve. My communities are getting killed left and right. I was pretty interesting to hear him. What of the local radio talk show host here on is well it. She was talking about how people just become numb to this violence. And you think about that arrogant To what happened on saturday night at the national stadium which is tragic is. That was the drive by shooting outside a national stadium. People just a gas by the the. How could there be a shooting. Something must be done in. This is so dangerous in a lot of people in american cities are living at every day. Now leyland you've done two nights of broadcast that mean i think five blocks abcd and e that means at least ten stories What has been leading your news to give people a sense that you are not an opinion. Show you're an old fashioned news. Driven show cova. Kobe both both nights. It's sort of deja either were experiencing. I wouldn't be surprised if we lead it again tonight with hogan. We're talking to a doctor out in los angeles in chef out. Los angeles has been very outspoken about the mass mandates out there to doctors Tell us why it's necessary to happen. Chef who says it is. Business is getting crushed by them now. The delta very very alarming at the same time is there is almost one hundred percent protection against any kind of hospitalization. If you've got the vaccine do present. Those statistically leonard vetted on news nation now or are you just covering the epic disaster that is india with three million etc. I think we've talked a lot about that because the statistics out of los angeles really really stunning in one. The app to think about which is that all the people who are in the hospital in los angeles county which now according to our friend matt drudge is saying it really is becoming a new code hotspot in america of all of the people who are in the hospital. Somewhere between one hundred percent and ninety nine point five percent of them are people who are unvaccinated a pretty stunning statistic. It shows you that if you have the vaccine the chance of you going into the hospital with his. I did before i add. The vaccine is nil. Which is studying and absolutely great news. And we've talked a lot about that. We've also talked a lot about what can be done against the delta variant in these communities. There's a lot of people who don't want to get the vaccine. One one of the things that we've tried to do is is have a conversation where we acknowledged that a couple of things can be true at once. One is the vaccine works in secular ball actually rather than tell people that if they don't want to get the vaccine there tinfoil hat. Conspiracy theorist people have legitimate concerns in legitimate is not that. It's a micro chip autumn. It may be that we tested this for nine months or for twelve months. People have questions about that. We're willing to have those conversations and discuss them leyland i. I'd like to know as well the balance between domestic international news this morning my first segment every day is i do. A dozen to fifteen stories have headlines. The royal baby is assigning two ships to the south china sea on a permanent basis The tokyo olympics are gonna lose twenty billion dollars. What's your mix of domestic and foreign news is probably about sixty forty domestic forty percent international. I'm an old foreign correspondent. So for some reason. I find everything overseas interesting so many things now. Touch back home. We did the ben. And jerry's boycott of selling ice spigham places in israel last night and talking about that. We talked about the tokyo olympic. Just as you mentioned. And i think tonight We'll be talking about china. So somehow you manage to call out our rundown this morning. Which means i've lost to do. Maybe they'll get an app for sure time or let me ask it went. You're live at eight. Pm in the east correct. Correct sir. okay. So when do you do your story roundtable. I mean there's a cliche that there's a story roundtable on every network every morning at seven. Am which i think is kind of silly because most news happens in the course of the day. When do you do your news. Conference call with us. It's with us in oval table and we put a bill bowl of candy in the middle which is nice and we do it about was somewhere around three thirty eastern on our. Our team sits down in yours. You know the news to happen throughout the day so it's living throughout the day we have an idea and i'm looking at it right now. What of what. We're going to talk about what we're going to think about today. And the great thing about having a bunch of good book is that you have. The opportunity always upgrade on any of the opportunity. Okay thought we were gonna lead was up in a really fascinating this morning and by three or four o'clock in the afternoon we've totally changed that. Now i had a discussion with a pro at a different network this weekend about crt and i've covered critical race theory. A little bit. But i i understand it's 'ideological component. I understand where it came from a critical legal theory. Understand what it is but a lot of people don't and i asked the individual involved with programming different network crtv quote rates. Have you discovered that and you covered crtv yet. We have covered it briefly and it was interesting we had professor on last night. I'm not a big fan of professors but this guy was pretty good at philosophy. Professor who compare contrast than the botha's Lives matter movement in sort of the concept of crt with the anti semitism in the boycott divest and sanction movement Israel faces right now and sort of the intersection of those two and also have the leadership it has share some common folks at the top of those movements. So in that sense yes i have we have we done a deep dive into ingram. Mex- andy no last question. How how are the numbers. Everybody knows their number. Some people don't discuss them. You just launched. If you're an thousand homes. I'll be great because it will grow exponentially but where are you as today will. The great news is worrying about eighty million homes. So you can find this youtube. Tv or you don't have ambling us one of the streaming services. Were there as well. The good news is that we'd have nowhere to go. But i i think i think i looked like yesterday. I think it was something like thirty. Four thousand years in five thousand in the devil so we've got nowhere to go but up in the nice thing is is that i think when people samples they realized that we. We're not everybody. You're interested in being told exactly what you believe and then have those pins reinforced. We're not there. The art of the arguments you see on cable news. We don't have and we talked about it every day with With our british. Which is we. Try to be intentionally boring at times. Not dumb and not interesting but we try to sort of dial back the emotion in dial up both the information and our trust trusted. Our viewers may not necessarily agree with this but they're interested in hearing both sides. I like leland. I have one more question. I believe speed doesn't kill. I think speed thrilled. Do you move at a good clip on news nation. Now because one of the great things about radio is. I can move as fast as i want through his story. Tv sometimes looks like it's applauding. Dinosaur in the tar. How fast do you guys go. Well i don't know a dinosaur. Maybe perhaps an elephant there. You go traveling on our you kind of neander when they need to enjoy the day and they could also move quite quickly if they have to and. I think there's times that we do both. Did you cover bazars yesterday in the space shot you. It's funny we had it in the rundown and we have some timing issues so we didn't get to. But i do we try to have a little bit of an irreverent view of things and it was very nice. Missile basis got up and came back and we were there for tulsi gabbard. He said the only problem with the blue origin rocket. So we did that yesterday and then today we have data scientists from harvard. She's going to talk about all this money. That is being spent. Not only the money. Of jeff bezos richard branson personally Do for these hannity projects but also all the public money. You don't really think about it. It's going into these on this being spent on this it really. What is it worth in. could it be put to better. So we're gonna have an interesting dive on that. Well wayland bittered. Congratulations news station now. People can find it again on channel nine hundred inside the beltway. I'm what other cable channel. Three zero six. Did you say three hundred zero seven on direct tv. But we're in eighty million homes so news nation now dot com. There's a button that says channel finder so simply caveman can do it and go on and tell you where to find his wherever and by the way it's old school news moving fast with leyland eight. Pm every night. Congratulations leland. Good to talk to you. Continue and press on. Let me now turn to spy. I didn't ask him back commercial break. I hope they have sponsors. I think it's going to take off because people want a new station really. They do Used to be cable news. Cnn was a news station. Dow it's a left wing chorus with a little bit of news jammed in here and there. They've got some great correspondence. 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Research was done entirely in the wuhan institute by dr she and was funded by the nih. I'd like to ask anatomist consent. Insert into the record. The wuhan virology paper entitled discovery of a rich gene pool of bat. Sars related corona viruses. Please deliver a copy of the journal. Article doctrine vouching in this paper doctors. She credits the nih enlist the actual number of the graph that she was given by the nih in this paper she took to. Bat corona virus genes spike chains and combine them with the sars related backbone to create new viruses that are not found in nature. These lab created viruses with into shown to replicate in humans. These experiments combined genetic information from different corona viruses that infect animals but not humans to create novel artificial viruses able to infect human cells viruses that in nature only infect animals were manipulated in the wuhan lab to gain the function of infecting humans. This research fits the definition of the research that the nih said was subject to the pause in two thousand fourteen to two thousand seventeen a pause in funding on gain of function but the nih failed to recognize. This defines it away and it never came under any scrutiny. Dr richard e bright a molecular biologist from rutgers described this research in wuhan as the wuhan lab used nih funding to construct novel primera stars related krona viruses able to infect human cells and laboratory animals. This is high risk research to create new potential pandemic pathogens potential pandemic pathogens that exist only in the lab not a nature this research matches. These are dr ibrahim words. This research matches indeed epitomizes. The definition of gain of function research done entirely and wuhan for which there was supposed to be a federal pause. Dr vouching knowing that is a crime to lie to congress. Do you wish to retract. Your statement of may eleventh where you claimed at the nih denver funded gain of function research in wuhan all wine. Microphone back from senator paul. I have never lied before. The congress and i do not retract. That statement. This paper that you're referring to was judged by qualified staff up and down the chain as not being gain of function what was let me finish shaking animal virus and increases. The you're saying that's not that is correct. And and senator paul. You do not know what you're talking about. Quite frankly and i want to say that officially you do not know what you were talking about. Let okay you get into the engine. This is your definition that you guys wrote. It says that scientific research that increases the trans miltie transmissibility among mammals is gain of function. They took animal viruses that only occur in animals and they increase their transmissibility to humans. How you can say that is not gained a fun. It is not. It's a dance and your dancing around this because you're trying to obscure responsibility for four million people dying around the pan-demic inlets. Dr fact th well now you getting into something. If the point that you're making is that the the the grant that was funded as a sub award from eko health to wuhan created sauce. Covy to that's where you were getting. Let me finish. We don't know when waving the lab but only evidence is pointing that it came from the lab. Hyun there will be responsibility for those funded the lab including yourself. I totally this greece. Allow the witness to right totally resent the lie that you are now propagating senator because if you look at the viruses that were used in the experiments that were given in the annual reports that were published in the literature it is molecular really impossible it is caused it is the molecular lose. Virus caused the pandemic. What we're alleging is the gain of function research was going on in that lab. And i h funded it. That is night away from it. It meets your definition and you are options skating the truth. I'm not office getting the you'll the wine inspired but i will allow witnesses. Let me just finish. I want everyone to understand that if you look at those viruses and that's judged by qualified virologists and evolutionary biologists those viruses a molecular. Really impossible. The ones so far your power staying they are gain of function viruses because viruses that became more transmissible inhuman. And you find it and you drew and you imply your time has expired. And i will allow you are lying. That what we did was responsible for the guest of individual like totally resent. Anybody lying here send you. We'll be right back. America on the hugh hewitt show second. Welcome back america. I'm hugh hewitt if you're looking on skype. I'm wearing my twenty sixteen cleveland cavaliers. Nba hat because that was the greatest comeback in the history of the nba. They came down from a three zero deficit. And the milwaukee bucks have managed to come back from a two deficit. Five other teams have done that and we want to congratulate them but of course we do want to distinguish them from the cavs. Which are the only team ever to come down from a five of from a three zero deficit. So i wanna put them in that second tier with five other chains. There's only one 2016. But mike gallagher congressman from wisconsin joins us now. I want to congratulate you. Might you haven't got any bucks gear. You don't root form. You couldn't just let me have it he. You couldn't just let me have this. One pure online cash elections not a bad week for stuff into it not a cat effort. I in fifty years. You feels good. It's been a pretty pretty difficult run for bucks fans and you got the greek freak and good for him but i mean let's just be honest down to oh i saw it coming pretty much. The phoenix suns are not exactly going into the nba hall of fame of runner ups. Right i'd have to review the transcript of last week. But i think it's fair to say you did not see it coming yet. A vested interest in rooting against the box. You but that's the expected by the way it was very confusing listening to your earlier segment. Because he started talking about how. Mike gallagher owns seven houses and has a luxury estate. And i'm starting to think. I certainly don't have a radio show host mike gallagher. Now you got the house without wireless wisconsin. You've got one with the lousy internet service in the middle of nowhere. I have a cow on a giant hamster wheel. Provide asked for congratulations. Did you watch the game. I assume i did. I did less again was amazing. Janas amazing seventeen in nineteen. Free throws or ten rebounds. Five blocks in the stats. Speak for themselves. So i mean if he was lebron you'd have something but i don't think anyone would argue. They could be lebron twenty sixteen. I just don't even think that's in. The sons did get old and a hurry. You gotta admit. They kind of fell apart they did. I mean chris. Paul is good last night but he had a couple stinkers in a series so is laid out so is janas getting out. Now to join the lakers or does he have another year or two before. He joins the lakers. No post game. He was talking about how you know. He could've done this easy way enjoying the super team but he chose to do it. The right way the hardware. So i'm hoping he's in milwaukee for a while. My hats off to him as aaron rodgers. Got a house in colorado yet again. You just can't let me have it aired on not going to let you off the greatest grichampions ever the cleveland cavaliers. Let's talk now about the reconciliation bill today. Mitch mcconnell said in the punchbowl. Am that the debt. Ceiling limit has to go into reconciliation. 'cause not one. Republican will vote for it. That's a good strategy. If that is in fact that's selling asked to pass. Obviously if that's in fact gonna happen. How do you see them getting a majority in the house. I don't know. I think it's going to be very difficult. I mean you're also seeing in the senate right now. Schumer trying to go forward With a procedural vote on an infrastructure. Bill that is in written. We're not talking about an infrastructure. Bill that's going to be revealed hasn't even been written. I'm not sure how that how that works. You're gonna ask people to devote to move forward on a bill that they don't know the details they just have the bare bones. Details picked us here in the house. And i think in the house whatever comes over is going to be very difficult to pass because i think it puts the moderates in the house. They're they're doing a go it alone strategy with everything under the sun squeezing as much into reconciliation as possible. It puts the moderates in the democratic party in a very very difficult position in policy has very fraught coalition. She needs to put together. So it's very bizarre process unfolding right now. I don't i think schumer's lost even the republican senators. Who were part of the bipartisan group. That wanted to do something. On infrastructure there were willing to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure because the bizarre nature of the strategy and here in the house. I think there's been a big roadblock when they send something over that's just everything under the sun so we'll see hugh. It's very hard to make sense of it right now. It's hard to analyze it without actual bill text. I'm reading the same articles you are. But it's certainly a bad way to run a railroad so congressman gallagher. If we can switch over to the select committee on january six. you are not a member. Jim banks your friend and a member of the house armed services committee. My friend is going to be the ranking minority member. It's a great choice. I'll be gets a very good counsel to serve like dick liane surfer dick cheney on iran-contra what can you tell her audience about him. Banks is very serious guy He works extremely hard And i think for the media who was hyperventilating. About mccarthy's gonna put marjorie taylor green or this or that on the committee. I think he can expect jim though. He is very conservative To bring a sobriety and seriousness To the effort. And i think the other members of the committee will do the same. There's some very talented members of the committee is well. I think everyone wants to get to the bottom of the security failures. That happened on january. Six i still don't have sufficient answers of you know why policy for example didn't have more security why the national guard was proactively. Brought in so my help. Assist doesn't devolve into appear. Partisan theater of gyms very serious guy and i think mccarthy made the right choice and it will go into football season. We won't have to worry about him. Because he's from indiana so he's got nothing to follow. And so that's a great choice. That way but i do believe in. Tell me if this is possible. A lot of hearings do not succeed because the members take time away from the council. If you remember the cabin. I hearing the reason that brad kavanagh got confirmed is the senate judiciary committee brought in a special counsel to question the witnesses who was a professionals professional. The same sort of thing happened with iran contra and dick -ly now judged on dec the house republicans being disciplined enough to let the council figure out how many people are on the mall. How many people trespass on grounds. How many got into the capital. How many were violent. How many had a conspiracy theory. I mean there are lots of questions. I want answered and i want to know where the national guard was. Where the dc cops were. Where were the capitol police. But those are best questions elicited not with history onyx but with direct questioning by capable counsel. I do i mean. This is a disciplined group It not just jim. But look at rodney davis of illinois. Rodney davis in his problem solver. He's he's a moderate guy he you know he. He's very constructive. Member of the house is not going to be someone that just stands and takes the time in order to get his viral moment on on social media. you'll even jim jordan. I'm very gyms very skilled in advancing a line of questioning. I think this is a very disciplined group. That you're going to have serious questions are going to have a very serious approach to the overall effort and we. Hopefully it move forward. Constructively now congressman. I advance the proposition in the washington. Post yesterday. The military ought to require vaccinations for the virus of every member in uniform including every government employees. Did oh the national guard. I don't know if that's come up before haski yet. But i am concerned not about the dealt or even the epsilon variant but variants down the road that might be vaccine evading and even more very lynch and target young people etc. Has that been discussed. What do you think about that mandate because the military when you were marine. I'm sure they didn't ask for your permission to give vaccines. It has been discussed by the chairman. Adam smith and i believe if memory serves he sympathetic to your argument. I'm not there yet. upset couldn't be persuaded. I just i. I certainly think the vaccine should be readily available for every active duty service member in reservists. Who wants to get it but for me to be convinced that a twenty two year old in the prime of his health needs to be mandated to get the vaccine. I've just not there right now. But it's certainly something that's being debated on the armed services committee and certainly we don't want the delta variant to sweep through the armed services find his way on an aircraft carrier a fight his way onto a destroyer and make combat ineffective the already stressed naval force. We have out there at something. We absolutely need to be on guard against. I myself am vaccinated. I think the vaccine is a remarkable technology. I think it's a remarkable accomplishment of the trump administration. That's my choice That's the choice. My wife and i made a together. We feel very comfortable and safe with the whole thing. I've done my best to promote it. But at the end of the day. I get hesitant win. For example the left suggests we need to vaccinating children in schools. I thought dr. Marty mccarey made a very persuasive argument wall street journal this week. That the data just aren't there to suggest we need to now. I know that's a different issue. Hugh than the military being the accident. I don't want complete those two arguments. But i have a little bit of hesitancy when we start to talk about mandates for the vaccine at the same time i wanted to everything possible to promote the vaccine which again i think is a technology. That's not just gonna help us now. But it's going to unlock a ton of subsequent scientific discoveries. I would love to have that conversation in front of the committee because you articulated my concern. Which is another carrier. Go down the road that the petty roosevelt ed delta and then you've lost a carrier presence in the middle of rising tensions in the in the south china sea let me conclude congressman by asking you about coast guard. Cutters are the subject of a brad. Thor novel and i had no idea of the imbalance of the coast guard fleet and the cutter fleet in the high arctic. I had no idea until. I read the brad thorn thing and obviously our friend robert. O'brien had briefed him. Is that being remedy. You know it is Part of the while. We're trying to. At least i should say. Part of the problem is simple jurisdictional one and help because the coast guard of course reports through the department of homeland security not through the pentagon so often so i. I'm lucky in that. I sit on both the transportation and infrastructure committee which tends to deal with coastguard issues and the armed services committee which deals with navy issues but too often. We forget to think about the coastguard in. Think about our cutters at the same time. We're having discussions and debates about how to rebuild the navy and i think it would be a mistake to think about those in separate silos. They're part of this though they're separate services they're part of the same effort which is to enhance and project our maritime power. Additionally we have a big ice-breaking problem were took on the great lakes. That is that is critical of both to our national security and our economic security united states. So it's an issue that too often gets ignored a. I'm glad that it's in obrador novel. I haven't read that. But i will. I will happily pickup the book in in in hands. The arguments you makes it's called black is okay very quickly. Hypersonic talking with hypersonic yesterday. Apparently we've got seven different hypersonic underdevelopment. How soon do we get them. Deployed on a navy ships. Not soon enough is the is the short answer I really think hugh as we look at the indo pacific and we look at our fundamental challenge which deter appeal a invasion of taiwan. As we look at this thorny choice we have between the needs of the next five years the so-called davidson window that you've heard hendrix and others talk about and the long term needs of the navy our best our biggest bang for buck investment lies with missiles not just hypersonic missiles but any noncompliant missile intermediate range missile ground-launched missile. This is a a reversing of what the chinese have been doing to us for the last decade building out there peel a rocket force. If we feel these missile systems in concert with our allies. I believe we can actually start to build a deterrent posture. And i believe we can do it in the next few years and prevent an absolute disaster and a world war three scenario after the olympics is when this is going to get really hot and heavy and we are complacent now you are. Too complacent congressman. Mike gallagher always a pleasure. Congratulations on your box. 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Can you explain for the steelers fans and indeed me how it is that inflation can be on. everyone's mind. The ten year treasury dropped the one point two percent. I mean you there. There were a bunch of things going on what happened And we have the new delta variants out there. we have We we have the potential of a slowing economy. We have the biden administer administration and congress working on another three and a half trillion dollars spending you know and when you put all that together what what i think. A lot of investors were worried that we could shut down the economy again over that delta variant or That we were going to have a much slower growing economy as spending waned You know government spending government stimulus weight. And so i think that helped like worry. Investors that the economy would slow down but i think the real reason that the ten year treasury yield is so low and in fact a whole what we call the yield curve. Everything from three months to six months to one year. Five years seven years ten year twenty year bonds. is that the federal reserve is promising to hold short-term interest rate at zero. That's where it is. And so if you sort of think about this. If the fed says we are going to hold short-term interest rates at zero for three years well that means the three year treasury yield. well also be zero If they if people think they're going to hold it at zero for five years the five year treasury will be as zero so what the fed is doing their thousand pounds rela when when they sit on the raft in the pool. They pushed down that short end and they can pull the whole raft in a sense underwater. And that's what we're seeing. They're holding interest. Rates down artificially and i would you know this is the time to borrow at those rates. Not in invest at those rates had my friend andrew del rey on yesterday about buying homes because on the basis of talking with you last week i think the average american ought to be investing in a home right now but bryant on what the long term impacts of arbitrarily suppressed interest rates. I mean it's it's the home market is nuts. People are paying too much for houses. But they don't have any choice. What other long term impacts come from arbitrarily suppressing interest rates. You know hugh i'm gonna mention. A couple of names of people don't read anymore. Which is sad. I shouldn't say all people but many people but they're one of my in fact my favorite at communists. I i mean. I love milton friedman. I love a lot of economists. But ludwig von mazes and austrian economist Said that when the federal reserve the government artificially holds interest rates down What happens is we get mile. Investment malinvestment bad investment. and so. so what happens. Is that that if you can borrow so cheap you can invest in something that barely that that barely makes sense in normal times You're gonna end up pushing resources in the wrong direction now. Sometimes like in two thousand four five. Six seven eight that was into housing housing was overvalued but today housing is not overvalued The housing is a great investment with inflation. Picking up the the other thing is the way the fed keeps interest rates. Down is that they. They print a lot of money. So if you you know. If i if i have a bumper crop of corn the price of corn comes down if i have a bumper crop of dollars the price of a dollar the interest rate comes down and and so so what the federal reserve is doing is causing people to have a unclear picture of the future rates are lower than they should be it. Looks like there's no risk in the economy when there is and then on top of that we get inflation and then the last little tidbit here is that in the early nineteen seventies when the federal reserve. This same thing now. Interest rates were different level. back then The fed was holding the federal funds rate not zero but at about three and they and they pulled the ten year treasury down to about five percent and it sounds like five percents. Today is a really high interest rate. But if you would've bought in nineteen seventy two a ten year treasury at five percent the the inflation rate over the next ten years. Wow you health app on average and percents off iberson. A year brian. We come together on october thirteenth in atlanta. I'm gonna ask you to explain going. I've got five seconds. Is bitcoin in part. A response to these artificially low interest rates need is people think are going to be able to force the government to accept the private for government. Doesn't it doesn't have to brian. westbury always a pleasure. We'll be together in october in atlanta more details on that coming up. Don't go anywhere america. Our three of the hugh hewitt show i had. I want to remind you that our sponsor is andrew and todd dot com. There was sierra pacific. Bay lend you money to refinance your house or buy a home or help your son or daughter become investors in real estate by becoming a non occupying co borrower. They helped senior citizens with reverse mortgage. They helped veterans with no money down mortgages. They help you refinance. So if you need to get money out of your house or you need a whole new house go to andrew and todd dot com or call them at triple eight triple eight eleven seventy-two glory america boehner high canada. I'm hugh hewitt joined by one of my great friend. United states senate. Senator james langford one of the most conservative members of the senate. Also one of the most genteel softspoken well respected and genuinely liked members of the senate away. Always glad to have him here. Senator good morning how are you. I'm doing fine. I should say shucks after that introductory should shucks. But it's it's deserved. It wouldn't say another way senator. You're on finance. So i wanted to bring up three things. The debt limit is coming. The reconciliation bill is coming and the infrastructure. Bill may or may not be coming. Let's take him in reverse order as of wednesday morning. July twenty first. What do you expect today when chuck schumer moves vote on the infrastructure so-called compromise bill so he will move to a bill with no text in fact texas not even written yet and say i want to start debate on it today and it will go down It should be pretty basic statement to say. We're not going to debate something if no one is literally not read it because it's literally not been written yet so that that's a whole new level of we've got a pass it before we know what's in it It's a point to say. Let's vote on it before we even have it written yet so that will fail. Today that allows by the way procedurally. Schumer will still be able to bring it back up whenever he wants to. Just because it fails today doesn't end it It puts it in this pause that he can bring up at any moment in the days ahead. Now expect you would try to do that again. Depending on what happens senator lankford. I have been amazed by the left right center agreement that this makes no sense for senator schumer to do. Have you discerned some master plan at work in the majority. Leader's mind that is somehow loading every reporter in dc. No the only thing i can think of is he's trying to just push it into say if this is gonna happen. Let's have it happened right now because if it's not going to happen then i wanna just cram all this same information into this giant taksin spending spree bill that they're pulling together to come up next and i think he's saying even if we're not going to get a bipartisan. Bill done Then i'm just gonna make the bill even larger and it'd be able to keep going from there so i think he's just trying to discern. Is this going to happen or not. The best i can tell quite frankly. It's a terrible way to actually legislate When you know we're working towards sixty he keeps trying to say well. We can't get to sixty. We can't get to sixty. So republicans are so recalcitrance and then he continues to do stuff like this. Were even people on the left. Say wh- what in the world. Why would you do it this way. But he'll turn around and blame republicans when it's over in the willing media will just take it up and just say yes. Republicans blocked this measure. It's pretty threadbare. I don't think it's going to work but now let me jump over. Reconciliation to the debt ceiling because leader mcconnell is quoted in punchbowl news. This morning as telling punchbowl the debt ceiling has to be raised in the reconciliation because not one republican will vote for it and if that is the case then reconciliation has got to move in a hurry. I is that in fact the correct assessment of the consequences of leader mcconnell statement. Well that that would be correct that the debt ceiling does not have to move until Probably two months from now it ends the actual debt ceiling deadline is the end of july But there will be what's extraordinary measures that the treasury can take up that will extend it out for the next couple of months that they can continue to be able to do so. It's it doesn't have to be done by the end of july But democrats are going to have to do this. And the reason is we've been very focused. Conference has been clear very clear for years. We should not do debt ceiling without actually debating debt and deficit and talking about. How do we stop adding more debt and deficit. You can't solve the deficit that we have in a single year but you can certainly change the trajectory which we did and you go back to two thousand eleven and twelve In trying to be able to change the way that we're actually doing Budgeting and we actually reduce spending for a couple of years. They're trying to get us back on the right trajectory. That's long gone. We we got to actually do real reforms. I've got bills. Like indian government shutdown things that get us back to actually debating again The budget issues trying to be able to resolve how we handle all the different budget procedures. We've gotta get to some structural changes so that we get a different outcome because if we keep doing the same thing. We're going to get the same results in this is not working for american public now. This audience is pretty savvy about what reconciliation is. It's a budget over. that only requires a simple majority. As opposed sixty votes ended allows a house budget resolution in a senate budget resolution which can be passed by simple majority in the committee to be reconciled and pass with a simple majority. And that's where you can do tax and spend. That's all you can put in a reconciliation of it's not germane to taxing and spending. It can't get in if they put if the debt limit has to be a part of that doesn't have blow up the bernie plan. Well the bernie plan. I would hope gets blown up regardless he wants to do a six trillion dollar tax and spend plan democrats. Well we will settle only for a three and a half trillion dollar plan. Which by the way equals about the total number of spy amount of spending that we do on a typical year for everything for all spending that they want to do it. In addition this would push us to about twelve trillion dollars. The democrats are pushing to pass this year when they typical year. We're going to spend about four trillion dollars so it the the numbers are so enormous that we lose track of of have big. These numbers really are. And i think that's part of the problems that they continue. Just people out these numbers. If i can make. I know it's hard to do numbers. But one of the best ways that i've seen on this is if you talk about seconds rather than dollars a million seconds is about eleven and a half days. A billion seconds is thirty one and a half years and a trillion seconds is thirty one thousand six hundred years. Wow the difference between that. That's a really great. A million seconds is eleven and a half days. A billion seconds is thirty. One and a half years in a trillion seconds is thirty one thousand six hundred years so they wanna do three and a half trillion minimum and bernie wants six trillion. Which takes us into the one hundred thousand two hundred thousand years. Yeah it the. The numbers are enormous again. We just get used to hearing these numbers. Billions trillions millions. What what the difference on that. There's an enormous difference between all of these and so the size gap that they're talking about in spending again talking about in one bill and this tax and spending bill that they're bringing up this reconciliation. That that is three and a half trillion equal to what is a typical year of total. Spending they wanna do just on top of all other spending on top of the two trillion that they did that cost so much inflation earlier in this year and so many issues they want to create all these new entitlements they wanna create all this radical change and i would you tax policy in the simplest way to say it is everything that bill clinton did when he was president on ending welfare as we know it and ending the era of big government. They want undo all of that. The current democrat party rejecting everything from the democrats the nineties whether it'd be hyde amendment whether it'd be limiting size of government whether it be limiting spending trying to deal with deficit they reject everything. The democrats did in the nineteen ninety s. And that was all wrong. We're now going to spend all we want. We're going to break the hyde amendment we're gonna pay for abortions with federal funds. We're gonna do everything else so it's it is a radical shift for the for the left center lane for you have some friends across the aisle. You're well known forgetting along even though you don't vote with them and you oppose every way you can. I am curious if they talk to you about adding three and a half or more trillion dollars when inflation is taken off. I don't know what the people of oklahoma experiencing but in virginia in california inflations in the saddle. It is tremendous inflation right now whether it be would for construction construction materials aluminum metals Windows siding whether it be gasoline. That's increased dollar a gallon whether it'd be groceries everything. The prices go up and most folks and oklahoma. Don't talk about inflation. They just say what is everything cost. So much now It just changed dramatically and has changed dramatically since march and we can go back and look at it and go. Yeah that's when that two trillion dollar bill dropped in march and then we've watched this dramatic shift. That has actually occurred. And i know you know. Many obama economists and everybody else stepped out early and said don't do this so the biden team they rejected it and now they're talking about doubling the size of it and doing it again now now center in terms of that. You're running for reelection this year. I think you've got a pretty easy race. What's your what's your website by the way your campaign website. Well i'm actually inside the building side of federal buildings. So i can run out but now gay people can figure it out. I am curious when you when you look ahead. What will be the issues in this cycle. I think inflation's gonna be the issue a national security. What do you think is going to be. The i think i think inflation will be a huge issue. I think issues like what's happening on the southwest border and People can see with. There is the change in policies. I think it'll be a big issue about employment They'll be lots of folks that are working and they say i know somebody whether it's my cousin my neighbor or somebody else that used to work alongside of me. That's not working staying home just getting free money and they'll be a real frustration with that so there's some key areas that are both economic job and social issues that i think a lot of people will look at and go. Why don't i feel as safe as i used to. Wise crime rate going up why we have greater crossing illegally in the southwest border. Why do we have prices. That are going up this way. And they'll ask the simple question. How do we put a check on this presidency because this is going exactly the wrong way. Last minute senator. There is absolutely no reason that the democrats cannot pass a reconciliation bill the debt ceiling if the government shuts down it's because of the democrat that has been clearly community have the whole government. They have the majority. They can pass the debt ceiling and they can do it via reconciliation. That been clearly communicated in oklahoma. No it is clear. Democrats have made it clear. Quite frankly that we're in charge and we're gonna do whatever we want to be able to do. And they're going to try to push through the reconciliation bill. It's striking when we were in charge in twenty seventeen the reconciliation bills that we were doing. We're reducing taxes reducing regulations reducing burdens on the american people. They come in charge mealy. They wanted to be the largest tax increase in american history. They want to do the largest spending bill in american history that went up dramatically increased debt. So it's pretty. Start the differences right now. Senator james langford talking thank. Thanks for joining me. I'll be right back america. Don't go anywhere it's you.

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#EERS S9 Ep187: The Bobulinski Distraction

The Erick Erickson Show

2:01:54 hr | 1 year ago

#EERS S9 Ep187: The Bobulinski Distraction

"Why hello there welcome it is Eric Erickson here across the State of Georgia today I've got a Brooke Rollins is going to join me in the second hour of the Burgum Day one of the advisers to the president. And James Lankford in the third hour. Glad to have you guys with me He's the senator from Oklahoma really thoughtful guy He one of the few pastors in in the Senate if the if the only one of the Senate now we got a lot of stuff happened in this morning that we gotta get to and and that includes. I need to let you guys know whether situation for the state of Georgia. It is a real thing. It is something that we need to be mindful of your the program and I will pay attention to it over the next. Twenty four hours the hurricane will be coming through those of us in middle Georgia. Look like we stand to get some pretty bad weather out of this between Atlanta and Macon actually they're expecting some of the bad weather but north Georgia as well is going to be impacted and to some degree it has pushed whether into the Georgia area already let me pull up my fancy Handy Dandy radar. Yes. Across north Georgia right now. You've got some rain that's coming in advance of the storm There is a line of from Rome stretches all the way North East over the highlands North Carolina through northeast Georgia up there into northern Habersham County and into Raven County right now, all the northeast, Georgia Tiger. Clayton. Mountain City Dillard hiawassee Blair's Ville. Batesville Clarksville to some degree you're getting rain also the Gainsville area getting some rain and then over it follows down South L. O. J., you get into Jasper South adult and right now our listeners over in Dalton south of our listeners over in Trenton. But right in the role area, you've got another heavy wave that's going to be moving in if you're in the cave springs area right now if you're listening to w rg over. There, you're just out of some heavy bands, but you're gonNA another heavy band coming through. Now this this is not the hurricane proper. You do need understand this my apologies to the rest of the listeners out there but we all need to be mindful of this hurricane coming through overnight tonight stick right here I don't care which station you're listening to they. All will cover these sorts of local Vince you WanNa make sure you tune in. As this weather system comes through make sure you put batteries in your in your emergency radio, and the reason I'm saying is because here's what they're expecting from hurricanes, Zeta it's going to strengthen again into into a category two storm before it makes landfall in Louisiana I don't know what my my my relatives in Louisiana have done. My parents are over there What is my dad done? My buddy jo cutting who lives over Lafayette. He they have been impacted by all of these hurricanes is your they've had three in a row coming through on the same path this one though like the last one, what was it What was Delta? Yeah. 'cause I went to Vegas when Delta was coming through in Delta I flew on Delta through Delta and Delta went further north than what they initially. Thought, and so we by and large missile I some portions of it although there was some severe thunderstorms and Tornado warnings. In the Atlanta Area I was with Philip and his wife was texting say we'd have abandoned our families while during a tornado warning, which was true. We had We were smoking cigars while they're y'all we're under tornado warnings, but then the. This storm is going to sail through parts of Middle Georgia and into north Georgia. Even South George will be affected to some degree by this and it's going to happen mostly during the show in the morning I gotTa. Make sure that all my battery backups in place in case the power goes out around here they are saying the Atlanta area slightly south of Atlanta, and then a little ways north could be impacted by the tornado cluster of the outer bands of this hurricane is it comes through so again. This is not the weather channel but this station exists solely within Georgia literally now from the Georgia Mountains to the Florida Line, you can get us from the chattahoochee. You can get us all the way over to the Atlantic Ocean So we cover the entire state and I, WANNA cover weather for the audience as this is a significant storm coming through you can stick with us. We will keep you updated. We will do our best. To make sure local program directors are connected with the information they need, and we're given them the information for their areas, and if there are weather situations, local areas if the program directors are listening for the local stations, just let me know shoot me an email. Charlie's go on so as Philip so My team I I have a God has truly blessed me. We will get to we were going to get Tony bubbling gap promise I'm sorry. A Charlie's gone. So I have no discipline today I don't fear anybody he's gone So I I have a wonderful goddess is really blessed me over the years putting great people in my path to help get the show going and Charlie my producer has been with me for a long time and so his Philip although not quite as long will this week is Phillips Birthday Week. So he is gone to the beach. Charlie is taking his family to Montana. They have four years to figure out how not to be gone the last week of a presidential campaign at the same time I'm doing everything this world with Jim Thank God for Jim The show couldn't couldn't get any of you without Jim and he is here with me Jim's got the best work ethic of anybody I know and he's GonNa. Make sure we don't screw up because I will screw it up if It's just me you know you come into radio I thought when I got into radio that you would come in and and they would teach you how to run the board and the buttons of new to This Day. I all I know is there's a microphone button that says on and one that says off that's it. I. Show up I run my mouth for three hours. You people listen I occasionally fire up a phone line. At and that's about it. So now let's move forward with the news of the day. Tony. BUB Linski. He speaking. Is Anybody listening. It was very notable last night I got on twitter during the Tucker Carlson interview and virtually every single person in my twitter feed of more than one thousand people. was talking about the bubble. Linski interview. and. It was not a trending topic. On social media. How is that possible? It is possible because of the censorious of big tech particularly twitter. And media companies that do not want to touch the story. The story. Now a I got some issues a with. Twenty bubble in Ski. And I WANNA walk through those issues. But this is the big nugget that I think people need to pay attention to, and again a this guy is was a business partner with Hunter Biden Tony Bubble Ski, and one of the things Joe Biden has said repeatedly. Is that he had no knowledge of, Hunter. Biden's business dealings. Here's bubble issue with Tucker Carlson, but I was doing with his family's name and the Chinese CFC. He's and this is a company with direct connections, the communist government in China so. The former vice president has said he had no knowledge whatsoever of his sons business dealings and was not involved in them at all but this sounds like direct involvement in them. Yeah. That's a belief line when he states that that is a blatant lie of the see the world's aware that I attended the debate last Thursday, and in that debate, he made a specific statement around questions around this from the president and I'll be honest with you. I almost stood up in screamed liar and walked out because I was shocked. That after four days or five days that they've prepped for this that the buying family is taking that position to the world and once again I'm irrelevant in this discussion, I just was brought in to run this company and have been exposed to all of this fact and I believe the American people should see this fact I would have much preferred the buying family, go on record and define these facts for the American people in the globe versus me sitting here having a discussion with you on. So Joe Biden has not denied meeting with you in Los Angeles correct. Correct he goes on to say. Look. This is a big story. I WANNA play a little more audio. This is well from Linski which Carlson last night, and I'm thinking about the buying family like are they doing this? I know Joe decided not to run two thousand sixteen. But what if he ran in the future? Aren't they taking political risk or headline rhys and remember looking Jim Biden and saying, Oh, you guys getting away with this like aren't you concerned and he looked at me laughed a little bit and said plausible deniability. said that out loud yes. He said directly to me one on one in a Cabana at the Peninsula hotel after about a know hour and a half two hour meeting with me asking out of concern how are you guys doing this? Aren't you concerned that you're gonNA put your brothers, your future presidential campaign at risk The Chinese the stuff that you guys have been doing already in two thousand, fifteen in two, thousand, sixteen around the world, and I can almost picture his face where he sort of chuckles and says, you know plausible deniability. So he said this is a man who's been drafting off his brother's political career for almost fifty years. He said to your face essentially we're we're lying about it the. Anyone watching this interview can look up what plausible deniability means and the definitions very distinct yes. Yes it is Here's the problem for Joe Biden with this whole story is that he adamantly? Bought two, hundred Biden about his business dealings which on its surface is absurd for him to say something like that. You're not gonNA talk to your son about his business dealings. Well let me give you. My my my big take on this. because. I think it's worth considering. On the Tony Bub Linski situation if you're a Republican, of course, this story resonates with you after four years of trashing trumpet his family. For Business, ethics here comes along a story with a guy who was a business partner for hundred Biden telling you that you know what the Biden family is. All of the things the media has said about the trump family and maybe more. So in addition, the Biden family has business dealings with China that could. Potentially, corrupt or compromise the family in the same way the media said about trump's in the Russians and yet now the media doesn't care about the story. Of course, you're outraged by it. Of course, you're outraged by the media's handling of the story of the media's refusal to engage the story the the refusal of social media giants Stephen let you share the story online particularly twitter of there's lots of reason to be aggrieved by the handling of the story. But if you're not a trump supporter, already, most of you are not even going to hear about the story to the extent year about the story you hear about it on Tucker Carlson and that's significant because Tucker has over a million viewers his his show is now the most watched show in cable news a lot of the media firing shots at Tucker Carlson Jealousy not a legitimate concerns about his content other just jealous that so many people watching. And so what the story does two weeks before the election when it breaks now less than a week before the election six days before the election, this people are digesting this they're not going to understand the nuances of the story. What they are going to understand is that he you've got the situation with Tony Bubble in ski and the media doesn't want to cover it raises doubts in your mind. That perhaps just perhaps maybe. The media hasn't been fully truthful with you about Joe Biden. It is the raising of doubts. That can impact people and when you've got states that may be one by fifteen, twenty, thousand, twenty, five, thousand voters remember the President One in two thousand Sixteen with seventy thousand votes per Michigan. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. That's enough. th. That's if it persuades seventy eight thousand people that maybe Joe. Biden. Really corrupt. We don't want to go for and we we don't WanNa live through a scandal like this with the vitamins ritual maybe that persuades you go to trump but I I'm not sure I'm not sure but there's one thing about the story that really is dangerous for the president and the president surrogates in the president's supporters. He comes out two weeks before the election. Most of the media doesn't WANNA cover it. You're having a hard time explaining it It's a deep nuance detailed story. The bottom line is, is that the bite and family is corrupt. How corruption is you gotTA play it out for people. And while you're doing that, you're not talking about Joe Biden's policies. You're not talking about Joe Biden's record. You're talking about the president. You're not talking about the one polling area that the president dominates Joe Biden, which is jobs in the economy. You're not talking about job creation. You're not talking about rebuilding the economy. You're not talking about moving beyond the virus. You're not talking about foreign policy. You're not talking about Middle East peace. You're not talking about any of these things because you're trying to explain Tony Bubble inskeep. And that the story is legitimate and let me tell you about hundred Biden and how it's not really about Hunter Biden. WHO's not all the ballots about his dad Joe Biden. It's not an easy story to tell in the last two weeks of a campaign. And so you're off message. Republicans rush to Fox News last night undoubtedly giving massive ratings Tucker Carlson to hear a story to confirm in their minds that all the bad things they believe about Joe Biden are true. Now how are you going to with six days? Left convince voters who really don't care and haven't heard the story that they need to care and go vote for trump. As. Opposed to telling them hey, you already know the president will make your 401k again and Joe Biden will tax it to death. The stories right themselves when you get it that way I well. I'M GONNA get my dad in trouble. I'm so glad my kids have my dad's sense of humor who he has the greatest sense of humor on planet Earth So I said at the beginning of the show I. Wasn't sure what my dad had done to warrant three hurricanes blowing through Louisiana back to back. He just texted and said that he had taken my mom's broomstick away until after. Halloween? Yeah he's going to have to answer for that one I. I would say the same thing about my wife, but she owns more than my mom So now let us proceed. I just this bubble inskeep. It it's a fascinating story. Is The guy is compelling. But I i. just think that this story I'll tell you what it is if Joe Biden wins next week. This will become Whitewater for the by demonstration. And unlike the Whitewater that was the bill and Hillary Clinton. Land deal in the nineteen ninety s unlike Whitewater this story will not have Attorney General Janet Reno who has an independent counsel statute to appoint an independent counsel you'll have an attorney general who has no intention of appointing an a special counsel. There will be no jeff sessions. The Democrats will ensure it. And you will probably not have. Joe Biden wins the White House you won't have a Republican Senate to even have investigations It'll be nothing burger of a story that Republicans Mutter about for years is another grievance the against Democrats without it ever going anywhere But the good news for Republicans. Is that the Senate races are so close that they could potentially lose the White House in gain the Senate which if you're if you're looking at bad scenarios that was the best of the bad scenarios here's one more clip from Tony Bob. Linski talking to talk across last night I didn't generate that email James Gilead January that email, and in that email James Gilead goes through intimate detail of what each individual's requests were from a compensation perspective and how the equity in the enterprise would be divvied up very important May. That email was generated by somebody else to me in that email. There's a statement where they go through the Equity Jim Biden's referenced. As you know, ten percent doesn't say Biden says Jim and then it has ten percent for the big guy held by H. I. Thousand Percents sit here and know that the bigeye is referencing Joe Biden It's crystal clear to me because I lived it I met with the former vice president person multiple times and I had been meeting and talking with Hunter Biden and Jim, Biden Rob Walker and James Guilio. Where the media's tried to hide and I personally feel it's disgusting is between that may thirteenth email the final document that was executed called Oneida Holdings LLC. In Oneida Holdings LLC. The equity is broken up twenty percent Hunter Biden. Twenty Percent Jim Biden. Their LLC's that represented them right twenty percent James Gill Guiltier Twenty Percent Rob Walker and twenty percent me and my investment entity. What I'd ask the American people to read and look at is how from May thirteenth. To the final night document that got executed Jim. Biden. Go from ten percent owner to a twenty percent donor. That's not my question to answer I'm sure there were discussions within the buying family. To that discussion. But this is Jim Biden the brother. Of the potential future president of the United States, it's not a distant cousin, not an employee. It's as brother who in documents to find himself is a political advisor to his brother, and so I'll leave that to the American people answer that but I don't understand how the American journalists is allowing that gap to be talked about in defined. That is a relevant issue. was whether you agree with the story or not it's a relevant issue It is very relevant. To what's going on right now, the media choosing not to cover it here's the thing. The American media has become one of the lease reflective institutions in the country I wanNA get into that a little bit. When we come back, they're not very reflective and it allows the president for example to say things like the media is the enemy of the people in the media goes out and give the president the amunition to. Make the claim by refusing to cover stories that might potentially hurt someone running against the president of the United States. That's why this story is so relevant but as for the GOP, just thirty minutes not talking about, Joe. Biden's policies trying to explain the story that people are going to hear about four election day. Hello. There it is. You're hearing here across the state of Georgia the fold number is, what is my phone number? it is eight, seven, seven, nine, seven, Eric, eight seven, seven, nine, seven, three, seven, four to five but you know what? You can't actually call in today I'm giving you the full number, but I'll I'll give you a peek behind the curtain. This morning So my call screener is not here today, and as a result you can't really call in we've arranged for some guests to be able to call in, but you yourselves today I'm afraid will not be able to call in. You'll just have to listen to me as I walk through this I want to play actually I don't WanNa play on a read you a tweet. we we've reached a brave new world of a media championing censorship. And I got a I got a problem with this is Oliver Darcy he's a media reporter at CNN. He started often conservative newsy moved to CNN he he's definitely not a fan of trump and has man i. just I I hate to see a guy like this go as far as he can't has particularly as a media reporter Let me play you the audio I that he is linking to. So you have a sense of what his tweet. is about with Bret Baier and watching president trump in Salem Wisconsin speaking for almost forty two minutes so far in front of another big crowd, we brought you his speech in Lansing Michigan live earlier. Today, we also brought you live speeches from Joe Biden in both warm springs and Atlanta Georgia and former President Obama speech in Orlando Florida all of those carried live on Fox News Channel today it's what we do to cover an important election fairly fair balanced and unafraid. That's what Brett Baer said. No here's all Dorsey. Here's Bret Baier Justifying Fox taking trump's rallies live by noting the channel also took Obama and Biden live as well. It's classic both sides ISM trump uses airtime to brazenly lie in spread misinformation included about the coronavirus Obama Biden. Did Not. It's it's actually. Disturbing to me that a reporter. Would take the position that the most watch news network in America. Should not air live a speech by the sitting president of the United States of America. Because he lies. Now. What over Dorsey is is is supposing is that Everything Obama and Biden said was truthful which isn't true. They're politicians. Brooke Obama is in by the way. When you hear this, I'm not making a partisan point here. I'm really not. I promise. Barack Obama's a man who once said that if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor which Democrats and the partisan press in the non supposedly non-partisan press defended and even political act came out definitively than had to reverse themselves and call it one of the big lies. Because it turns out under obamacare you couldn't necessarily keep your doctor. Joe Biden is a man who wants told a crowd on the campaign trail that Republicans would put black voters back in chains. Donald trump is a man who says all sorts of outlandish things on the campaign trail let's let's not deny it. He says all sorts of fabled Listrik things on the campaign trail. And the media has covered all of those speeches. And should cover those speeches even if they go back and say, well, what he said wasn't true but Joe Biden was in Obama was president and vice president is states Joe Biden is major party candidate for the presidency. Who has a very good shot of winning Donald Trump is the sitting president of the United States who has a good shot of winning reelection for Oliver Darcy at CNN to come out and say that it is both sides ism to cover all the speeches equally by letting them speak unfiltered and trump uses airtime. This is his quote. It uses airtime to brazenly lie in spread misinformation including about the coronavirus Obama and Biden do not willfully puts. In place the editorial position on this reporters behalf over Darcy, CNN media reporter that Obama and Biden are truthful when they're not. You do the detailed fact checking of what they say the things they say are not always true now is it in the Donald Trump's league? No, it is not an and I'm not saying that it is but to say that they're truthful and and trump is not is is to quibble with degrees not with certainty or truth. But I find it really disturbing a more so that you do have reporters out there and it is increasing phenomenon who believed the media should not allow the president of the United States on the campaign trail to be heard, but his opponent should. That's not journalism. It is not been a reporter that is being a gatekeeper to information, and that is why so many news outlets out of business and you have the rise of blogs and alternative outlets because the media like Tony Bob Linski story the hundred Biden stuff has chosen what you are and are not allowed to hear and people go in search of the information they're not allowed to hear, and we should all be concerned particularly with a media reporter. Thinks that it is unacceptable for the largest news outlet in the country. To cover lie they speech by the President of the United States. If you can't process why you should be concerned by that you probably part of the problem. We all need to concede this president has a is a a way with truth. But. If you can't also concede that other politicians do as well to varying degrees, you're not an honest person. and. You can understand conservative distrust of the media you can understand. American. Distrust in general of the media at this point when you've got reporters coming out saying, why are you? Covering a sitting president speech. That's not good. It's it's it's disturbing. And if this is the direction, the media's going into this country, you're going to continue to see Fox uses ratings go up. That's just the reality of the situation of because, Americans, we'll go looking for that news. There is a the there's a site angle here. and. Follow follow along with meal. This one this is were those where could certainly get me in trouble you gotta be nuanced here. This is very much mike concern with the media. Choosing to. Block stories. That revolve around for or refuse to have on or share the views of bad people. In particular, I'm talking about exposing arguments. That are legitimate arguments but may be used by racists. In, particular I'm I'm thinking of the immigration stories out there of illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in this country. And there are a lot of national media outlets that choose not to cover those stories editorially because they think it will amplify bigotry or will amplify the cause of of anti immigration advocates. Racists, I think as well about how the very stories of police shootings in this country where some of these stories are not amplified or they are hidden by the media they're not covered. When police officers are attacked or they wait for details they up just details th they they downplay certain acts. For example, in Philadelphia. You had a guy charge police with a knife they shot and killed him the the police wanted to or the lot of the media danced around the fact of the man trying to come at the police with a knife. There are no riots in in Philadelphia. The reason it concerns me when they go down this road is because the information's going to get out information like water will flow. and. Unfortunately, a lot of times these stories are now being captured by white nationalist by Neo Nazis by. Racists. who were building alternative new sites. And just as the media dispersion -Ly downplays the stories. These outlets are disproportionately. The stories. So you never get a balanced discussion of it that you would expect from a mainstream just ten years ago. Twenty years ago. And as a result, people know the stories rather than they go looking for it. It's one reason I think social media platform should not go out of their way to ban white nationalist and others. Not that I support white nationalist they're bad people. But I think when you ban them from twitter. So none of us can see what they're doing. They go elsewhere where no one sees what they're doing, and there will be those who go in search of them because there are always people who go in search of truth. When people are willing to go in search of truth because they know there's something out there oftentimes, they can be led astray. people are predisposed to a degree to be contrarian. In. So when you see all of the news media rushing in one direction the contrarian and Oliver says, wait a second maybe there's something else here. For some people that contrarian ISM becomes a vice to which they grapple with defines their character and their contract ism leads them not just a little bit to peak around the quarter and see what everyone's running from, but to actually go around the quarter and embrace that which people running from. So when you have a concerted effort to ban bad. People from the Internet, you can actually ban the bad people from the Internet and there will be people who go in search of the truth and it leads them. Rabbit holes were they themselves get trapped on the Internet down the rabbit hole in into the various portals of the alt-right White Nationalist Racist you name it and it it's it's a problem. And it becomes more of a problem when we don't let the sunlight in but insists the sunlight be shutout. People try to find themselves people what to find themselves. People want to be a part of something and people pursue knowledge. It's given rise for example to NAS as what Cunanan is a phenomenon I think the left the media overplay Cunanan. There's actually a lot of polling out there. That shows more people on the left note you his than people on the right and I think that's true. By the way my experience I know way more people on the left who believe every conservatively few and on that I know conservatives who actually know what you're not is, and yet the media has highlighted this conspiracy theory so much th that people on the left. Or the right is defined Biden. It's not actually true in fact, overwhelmingly people on the right don't know what you're not is it's limited phenomenon but is one that is growing in large part because of both the media's overzealous coverage of it and their drive to to stamp it out on the Internet which makes people get curious and they go in search and find what is this, and occasionally they stumble upon a Cuban on person who doesn't come across as crazy but sound slightly legitimate they buy into it and it's so the media is converting people to queue and on by trying to drive it away through highlighting it so much through such various Lynn's. People go in search of truth. It may not be the truth maybe a truth and that truth may actually be ally. And when you have major voices, no, no, you can't even consider that you can't even talk about it. You're going to have the contrary and in many people say well, then we should talk about it. We we should engage it. In sometimes, you accidently make converts of people who otherwise would not be converted but they they went in search of to find out what you are. So insistent, they not look at and they got trapped. Swipe. Frankly, if you're a parent, you should have honest conversation with your kids about pornography. And explain detail what it is in the human trafficking element into the drug addiction element and and how it can destroy lives in how you can become addicted to it and be very honest in in in full with people with your kids and not just say, well, it's bad. You can't go look at this stuff. It's very bad because the kids if you told, it's very bad dogo like they're going to go try to find it. I think the media. Has for awhile. Felt left out of the gatekeeper role that once thought it was. In his nell resurgent in its gatekeeper role in such a way. That it's actually undermining itself. And Real Truth. As it goes out of its way to hide from you truth and to tell stories that comport to a secular progressive worldview more than actually tell you the facts of what's going on they're leaving so many stories on the floor for other people to pick up in spin because the media is pretty last, four years has all been if if there's not a way to work trump into the story, they ignore it. And that's to all of our detriment as these other alternative sites that spread lies and misinformation grow, and you can't believe the media because the media has essentially become largely disinformation misinformation as well. There aren't a lot of truth tellers out there anymore, and we're all worse off because of it. Hello there it is era here accent here across the state of Georgia Alright y'all. Well, first of all, we should congratulate the dodgers for winning the world series see okay. My sister growing up was was dodgers fan. I grew up. My best friend was a cubs fan. I've always loved the cubs than I, move. Back to the states in in the South and and you've got a TBS and the brave. So you gotta root for the braves. But I got a soft spot for the cubs, the dodgers and so between Tampa. Bay. And the dodgers course I was rooting for the dodgers even if they had to beat Atlanta to get there. I like the dodgers you can hate me but I'm I'm glad they won the world. Series. Aren't you? Glad they didn't listen to the World War, two said Don't have a sports season. Put it off. I. Know I am and I I by the way I I missed watching the last game But I wish I had I I was able to catch some of it. This is a story that's disturbed some of you. But, we should discuss this. Wisely we should, I'm just GonNa read you the story. A Minnesota man. pled. Guilty Monday. To the possession of cocaine. That was found inside a teams backside. Nearly two years ago. Mahad Mahamoud Mohamed twenty-five. Copped to the second degree drug possession charge that stemmed from his December two, thousand, eighteen arrest during a traffic stop. He was inside the car with a teenager. Who was later found to be concealing cocaine in his but He had commanded the team, hide the drugs. And that's where the teenager hit the drugs. I have more questions than answers. Their questions I don't really want to have to ask out. Loud. You probably have the same I. I got nothing for you here. Who does this I don't know I don't want to know I don't want to know how long they were there. I mean I'm. I I'm assuming it wasn't snorted after I mean I think the police found it. So but at question I guess this, this is this is a question. How did they know to look there? I. I. How did they decide to hide it there? I, think we should probably move on. How? Oh. My goodness. Gracious I just I don't people are centers. I realize we live in a fallen world but there we go. Do you remember the the the the the gaping ones? This was a very big deal awhile back at a zoo in the Netherlands to Penguin dudes. Stolen egg from a penguin couple. And they were heralded as the first gaping wounds. I'm not making this up a couple years ago at a zoo in the Netherlands to Mail Ping wins. Stolen. Egg from a heterosexual penguin couple to to take care of the egg and they were heralded around the world by the wo- crowd as the first gaping wind couple they were actually celebrated in the media. There's proof of homosexuality within penguins I wish I was kidding about this stuff I'm not well they've now stolen the nest of two Female Ping apparently the gay dudes kicked out the lesbian couple stole their home stole someone else's at now these woke penguins they're all they're doing is behaving like your standard crowd, but now they're being vilified for their misogyny. In, the media yes. CNN The store, the the the network that brought us the celebratory articles of the gaping wounds. Are, now excoriating them, it is a plot of soap opera in their ongoing quest to raise a chick. Cult chick sexist a couple of African. Male. Ping. Ones that rose to viral frame fame last year for stealing egg from a heterosexual penguin couple have nell stolen the nest of two female England's The zoo announced the development on social media homosexuality is more common in this bird species. A tweet from the zoo explains adding that the two male p Windsor taking turns guarding the nest which contains two eggs, and if you know anything about penguins, it's typically the males who take care of the eggs or not necessarily homosexuality is amplified behavior in a confined space of zoo but hey. That wouldn't get the crowd excited. On ice. I. and. Meanwhile, the American media doesn't WanNa tell you about one hundred Biden Story. Just. Gaping wounds versus one hundred Biden story the week before the election, what are you run with apparently woke male penguins kicking lesbian penguin copy on a couple of out of out of their house God. Bless us. Hello there it is Eric Your exit here across the state of Georgia I just made a terrible Typo I need to I need to fix this where is this? There we go. Let me see is that a Ninja Turtle in the? Yes, I know this is so and Professional Alex plane So someone has put on instagram. A. What of the pictures of Hunter Biden? allegedly. I want to say allegedly because we're not a hundred percent sure. It's it's apparently well, it's it's. Two ladies on top of him as he appears to be passed out, there is a dog on the bed. and. There appears to be a giant Ninja Turtle. In the background. I'm just GONNA. Leave it at that. I'm just I'm just GonNa leave it God help them. That's the guy who needs some prayer. Just. Randomly as an aside here. On the Ninja Turtle stuff on the on the Hunter Biden stuff I I I'm just not sure. that. A lot of Americans. No. Actually I am kind of sure limit. Let me put it to you this way. Let's. Let's rearrange my thought process here. I think a lot of Americans if they know the background if the if they know the background. Of Joe Biden. And Hundred Biden. In hundred Biden's life. and. How screwed up is. In Oregon. My suspicion is that. They're sympathetic. To Joe. That's one another reason. There are many reasons where I think the GOP has to be careful with its its storytelling on this. And I think they're headed in the right direction with the Joe Biden's in bed with the Chinese how could you stand up to China and all that There is a level of of of Him To wisdom in this that the media has peddled that the the the the trump family is corrupted by Russia. Now, there's the well the trump, the their trouble there corrupted by China. you're not the the president's not going to. Be Able to win a purity contest with Joe Biden if we're honest about it. But they can make the case that you think we're bad. They're just as bad. They can try to make the or worse case. I don't know that they can. But while we're all talking about it and while we're all having to deal with it We're not talking about what wins the president of the election. Saying that Mrs Corrupt as as the trump family or Joe Biden is with the media says, the trump family is better way of putting that a doesn't win you the election what wins you the election is Donald. Trump's going to make America great again and Joe Biden claims he wants to build back better but built anything in his life. That's the message that wins and that's the message that's not getting told as Republicans fixate on. The Joe Biden Story. so that that's that's my two cents on it now. What I think wins the president, which would what I helped. The president is a focus on jobs in the economy. And getting Americans back to work and in navigating through the virus I think that Mark Meadows when he was talking on TV this weekend saying that the virus we're we're not really going to get rid of the virus the media's that's given up all of our. It's not really him giving up on the virus. It's him acknowledging reality that there isn't a vaccine yet. It's going to be a while before they rolling out. We're not gonNA lock down the country. I. Don't know if you guys have seen in in Europe European nations are having open revolt from citizens. Over going locking back down in Paris last night, there were riots in the streets over trying to lock the city. Back. Down I think you're going to have A, problem. If you try to lock this country back down and that's what Mark Meadows was getting at. And the media of course, does it want to be honest with their coverage of that now? Let's move onto Georgia stuff. What of the political races that I'm watching a nationwide? It's one of the ones I'm actually really interested in It's actually one of my favorite people to ever run for Congress his name is rich McCormick. Rich McCormick is running Georgia's seventh congressional district. Georgia's seventh congressional district is a Republican seat that the Republicans held onto with only a couple of hundred votes in two thousand eighteen. Rob Woodall the congressman who did it ran a terrible campaign If we're honest about it, he did not do a good job. He held onto it by couple of hundred votes against eight progressive kid named Caroline Bordeaux who is an academic used to be a budget person for the Democrats and the state legislature is a very progressive candidate probably way not a good fit for the district but the Democrats have rallied to her in that area McCormick is just a genuinely good person. McCormick is almost where those people you hate to send to. Congress. Because you're you're thinking this guy is so nice. Do, we really want to send him up there with those people, but you do because he the sort of guy who he's just that he's a natural he's an emergency room doctor. He's a marine. and what makes him really unique is that he has a very personal relationship with a lot of the the minority communities, in Gwinnett county that is the the center of the Seventh Congressional District He is active with the Hispanic community, the black community, the Indian American community, and he was before he ran for Congress, which makes him authentic in a way that sells he wasn't doing the he wasn't building these inroads because he wanted to run for Congress he was building these enrolls because it's the kind of guy he is. He's been doing it for a long time and he's been a doctor in the community. He also went to morehouse college a historically Black College. And McCormick white. and. McCormick. Refers to himself as a morehouse ban. Now, he did not go to Undergrad and Morehouse. McCormick was a marine and then went to morehouse couches medical school. He was the student body president. At a overwhelmingly black college in their overwhelmingly black, medical? School. In their overwhelmingly Democrat student body. and. He was the student body president and then went on to teach at morehouse. While also being an emergency room doctor. Progressive activists in the Metro Atlanta in. Our. Him. Now. For referring to himself as a morehouse man because He's not black. Never, mind that he went there. Never mind that he was the student body president. Never mind that he taught there. Never mind that he gives a lot of alumni dollars there because he doesn't have the right skin color. Progressive activists are upset with him and denouncing him in. Of course, it's gotten the tension of local paper. Let me read you this from the Atlanta Journal. Constitution who gets to call himself a morehouse man the well-known topic among graduates, Martin Luther King Junior's Alma. Mater has become an issue in the seventh congressional district, race, alumni of morehouse college, and all male and historically black institution. Say the title is reserved for them alone and does not apply to those who matriculated at the nearby but independent Morehouse School of Medicine. This is where rich book Republican candidate rich McCormick enters the fray. He earned his medical degree at the coed and more diverse school of medicine. In later taught courses at the college. In his most recent, add a surrogate identifies McCormick morehouse man several alumni of the college. We imagine most of those folks are Democrats have cried foul. Some even went so far as e mailing the campaign in requesting put it down. Moore McCormack is using his affiliation with Morehouse School of Medicine to project proximity to blackness in a way. That's disingenuous. Oh good grief. The fact that this is being picked this is this is ridiculous. and yes, it is a It is a race issue where it should not be a racist you The UNDERGRAD is all male in black but they do have a diverse school of medicine, but it is still morehouse college McCormick taught there. He's not the one who referred to himself as the more as the morehouse man it's a surrogate who referred to himself as the morehouse man and they think he's pandering. He authentically was a part of that community, but because he's not black people don't think you. Can we talk about racism in this? There is a level of racism in this directed at rich. McCormick. That because he is the right skin color despite his pedigree that he's not allowed to use this phrase, it's it's ridiculous and and it shows you just how they're trying to throw everything out the guy to stop him because they know if McCormack is able to win this. Congressional, race. He's pretty much a lock in Congress for a while the guy is dynamic I just he's really I've been doing. The my run races, I've supported candidates rich. McCormick, is one of my favorite candidates ever to run for Congress. He's just that Nice of Guy and the fact that he has spent his life working his community to build lines in in relationships through the community regardless of skin color a regardless of sex race sexual orientation of the like get he is he's a conservative Christian. Marine emergency room doctor he's just one of the most impressive people nicest people to run for Congress. The Guy deserves to be there. And to attack him for saying he's calling himself a morehouse man and he's not black even though he went to Morehouse taught there gave money there participated there was engaged. There is the ridiculous level we stooped to at the end of campaigns when things get desperate i. hope he wins. It is going to be an extremely close race. It's one I'm paying attention to is when you should pay to as well by the way the Republicans need to hold Georgia southern district it has been put into the Lean Democrat camp with national polling but I the interpersonal relationships on the ground possibly will defy that. I hope we'll defy that he such a good guy. I hope he wins now we. Out, that that's giving some people, the jitters on the Senate special election here in Georgia I want to talk about that I'm GonNa take a timeout and when we come back, we will engage on can Raphael warnock get the fifty percent there is some polling out in Georgia that suggests Rafi war knocked could get to fifty percents in the special election. I don't think. So the polling is all Democrat that chose him. They're none of the major media polling, none of the Republican polling shows of their this. This is one of the things. That I, think people need to be more mindful of. I understand there are a lot of people out there who will hear me or see me on social media saying that I think the polling trends tend to not be bad I think that a Lotta, the kinks from two thousand sixteen were worked out and and so I am one of those people who cautiously. Tends to think that if the polling is right, Joe Biden is going to win and I think the polling tends to be right and based on what I hear on the ground from Republican consultants across the country who I talked to a number of whom actually could see the trends in two thousand sixteen to say trump probably was gonNA win Nell say they're not optimistic this time it's just it's the reality of Game if you live in the social media bubble of conservative, there's no. Possible way the present loses if you're a Democrat, you think there's no possible way. He wins I think there is absolutely way the prison wins I. Just think that the chances are increasingly diminished based on what I'm seeing and what I'm hearing people I'm talking to. But what are the things you need to know about the polling is that you can believe the police says all wrong and still make educated presumptions about where the racist headed not based on the polling but based on the money. Campaigns and candidates do a pretty thoughtful job of spending money where they think they are best able to win. The fact that the president has pulled his money out of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota suggest they think that they cannot win there anymore the fact that they are going into Wisconsin with some kid including the vice president of the maybe they're seeing something that leads them to second guessed that but the fact that. They're pouring all of their money into Pennsylvania suggests that Pennsylvania's way closer than what other people with some of the with and I hear that on the ground as well. There are a lot of Republicans who tell me that Pennsylvania actually is not as out of reach for the president as some people would have you believe, and in fact, the polling suggested is close and is same with Florida. You know. A Bloomberg had a story that the president's campaign was yanking all of their money from Florida. That's not really true. It's that The president's team is rearranging their resources and the RNC is offering the TAB. They're not pulling ads down in Florida, the Bloomberg story that a lot of buzz but you should always be cautious reading Bloomberg, they have a history of writing. Stories that aren't true and then doubling down on them. But follow the money don't follow the polling. If you believe the pull it is wrong just ignore the polling follow the money in the money tells you is that the president's team is largely beginning to write off the midwest they still think that the president has a path to victory. In Arizona, they still believe the president has a path to victory in in Pennsylvania. In fact, if you look at the rooker politics polling average Pennsylvania Biden is up three point eight percent Michigan is up eight point seven Wisconsin up seven point eight North Carolina's up point seven Arizona's up two point four i. think the president ultimately winds up winning Arizona, I think the president ultimately winds up winning Florida I suspect the president even wins North Carolina. If you add to all of those things to capture shied trump voters I, think that the president by the way I really don't think Florida is a swing as it once was. I don't think actually is i. think is increasingly republican state I also think the President Winds Georgia. I. I don't believe that Joe Biden is going to win in. Georgia I think Joe Biden coming to Georgia has more to do with the Senate races. Then, it does the Then, it does the Presidential race at this point, she's like the Biden team is GONNA do bus tour in Texas that has more to do with the Texas legislature for redistricting that it has to do with Joe Biden, they're spending money. Now they're Joe. Biden coming to Georgia has a lot to do with trying to get the Georgia House to go into democratic hands, which I don't think is likely but follow the money. The president you can tell us on defense. He's running out of money. He's campaigning and must win states. He's not trying to expand the map. The Biden team at this point is trying to expand the map that tells you only do they think he's probably winning, but also they would open up more areas for the Democrats. Not just him. They want to help the Senate races, they WANNA help, state, legislative races they're trying to build a mandate for Joe Biden. That's what you need to know about the director of race who the hell cares about the polling at this point follow the. Money follow the candidates you see. Joe Biden. Going to states that Democrats don't typically win you see the president going to states he must win that tells you everything you didn't know about the state of play in the race you don't have to be political savant to figure that stuff out does it mean the president's GonNa lose? No, it doesn't mean the president's GonNa lose the president. Wins Pennsylvania, I. Think he wins but he's pouring all his resources independent Vania, which also tells you they think that they're not winning Wisconsin and Michigan and Minnesota just a few weeks ago they thought they probably could. They're pouring resources into Florida and the Biden campaign is actually Now, rearranging resources out of Florida's suggests to me that the Biden team doesn't think they're really going to win. Florida. There's actually a lot of polling that's just the Miami Dade area that the Bite Nieves GonNa have trouble there but don't get mad at me for being the Messenger. The president is on defense an incumbent president and a good economy should not be on defense but we're no longer at a good economy. We are in an economy ravaged by a virus and more and more Americans blame the president for his handling of the. Virus whether that's fair or not, and the president and his team have chosen to talk about hundred Biden instead of talking about getting the Konami back off the ground, which is what area of the polling the president consistently wins against Joe Biden to me it's just political malpractice that the president's campaign is not out there on the economy the economy economy economy it's the economy stupid every day because the president consistently in every poll wins that issue even impulse that having losing to Joe Biden the president wins on the issue of WHO's better with the economy. That's where he should be closing not with hundred Biden. Blue I know. Only ran campaigns for living for a while And studied them in in in ran for office and won But what do I know? I mean maybe the way to win this campaign in the last week is just tried to explain the hundred thousand story and why it's relevant to why people should pay attention to it when no wonder the media's covering it that that's the unfortunate reason for the distraction right now. Where do I think the race is GonNa win wind up I. Don't know if I had to bet money it would be on Biden, but I don't have to bet money. And I do think it's closer than people realize the Biden campaign thinks it to the trump campaign really thinks they can pull off a surprise upset in Pennsylvania if they can do it, he's going to get four more years of honestly. I really want the president to win just because there are so many people who spirits need to be crushed. Hello there is Eric Erickson here the Eric Erickson show the phone number is eight well, you can't call in so there's just no point in me give you the number right our call screener is off. We are awaiting a call from Brooke rollins from White House who is a he? She's a longtime friend of mine as she was the head of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, and now helps the president in Washington on a host of issues Hopefully, she will be calling in in the next hour Sarah James Langford and I are going to have a conversation about in particular the just the the role of the GOP moving for winner lose for the president. Republicans have to have some deeper conversations about The future. Ted Cruz is signaling that the Republican Party is once again going to take seriously the debt and deficit. How many? People by the way it Ted Cruz is a friend of mine. How many people are GonNa Take Republicans seriously on this? One of my great frustrations as a conservative as a small government conservative is, is to be mindful of the fact that a lot of the people who have talked a great game on small government conservatism over the years never really believed it on I feel sometimes like on the last one who actually does I think the limited government is good. I think a smaller national government federal government is good. I think you and I need to spend more time focused on our local communities. And States Washington DC I think that the media in Washington and new. York has a vested interest in making us care about Washington as do both political parties. But I think the solutions for what AOL are going to be found through federalism in the fifty semi sovereign states that in Washington DC with a high of mind of Establishmentarian, tyrians and a it is my great regret that Republicans over the last four years have become a party characterized by an individual and not by ideas. I do not mean to be critical or disparaging of the president or anyone in Washington but one of the things that I am not good at as being a cheerleader. I tried to call it like I see it, and sometimes that leads me to go against the heard We have entered the final week of the campaign where I'm telling people out there listen I talk all over the country to a lot of people in politics mostly Republican and they're worried about what their seed and polling they're worried about what they're seeing with spitting and they're worried about what they're seeing with grassroots. They're worried about whether seeing with early voting and all of my friends at the herder I you can't say that, right you're gonNA cost the president victory. If I one man can cost anybody a presidential victory I am way more powerful than I. Think I am. I'm just trying to tell you what I see I'm trying to keep it real. I'm trying to keep myself honest and be honest and truthful as again about what's going on and one of the things that I see that's going on with the Republican Party right now is that it has been so invested in the defense of an individual that it is abandoned its defensive various principles if those principles conflict with the individual and that's fine, it's politics I get. It and politics is more personal than it is policy oriented. But where the hell is the party that's actually concerned about the debt and the deficit to the extent that Republicans. Say Oh well, we'll care with Joe Biden? No, you won't because no. One's going to treat you seriously after what you've done for the last couple of years where's the party that cares about the potential bankruptcy of this country? The Democrats don't care they won't even more government spending. Where's the party that cares about local control right now, you've got a bunch of Republicans who say, Hey, we should do with Washington what the Democrats have done in, use it as a means to our end, and what is our into reward our friends and punish our enemies just like the Democrats do. What about? Actually reducing the size and scope of federal. Authority. Beyond judges. If there is one great thing, this president has done for which he does not get credit. It is deregulation. And I think that the deregulation of this administration has been good in fact I. Don't know if you have seen it but the administration has a now put out plans to actually produce dishwashers in this country that actually will wash your dishes. Again, we used to have this I realize some of you think this is obscure and some of you argue with me on this but the data overwhelming I don't care about your damn anecdote. The data overwhelmingly shows that most dishwashers in this country now run longer than they used to and produce an inferior clean product on the other side. That's the data, not the anecdote that you went out and bought the one dishwasher in America that actually washes the dishes without you having described them i. That's not the experience. Most Americans in the debt overwhelmingly shows that this administration actually put some thought into why is this? How can fix this and they need to be committed on this? The media find this esoteric topic and most of these people in the media don't wash their dishes anyway. But. I'm coming to terms with the fact that nationally that the whole idea of fiscal conservatism is dead and the Republican Party. If they want to build a grocer coalition is going to probably become a party that does want tax the rich. You've got a lot of free marketeers who have gone into hiding in the GOP. It's not that they've left. They're just not talking about it as much because this president is pro tariff a what are the are the things that has just amazed me is how so easily so many people abandoned their values of free markets and free trade who were over the chief advocates of it when the. President said he wanted to go in a different direction they're like, okay pay no attention to my life's work. I'm going to be on board with this right now, and some of these people I think are seething behind the scenes. That's why I think that the long-term idea of trumpism within the Republican Party is somewhat unstable because a lot of its chief advocates for people who don't actually believe it. And so you're going to have the GOP fight whether the president wins related or not. You're ultimately GONNA have a fight about these ideas and the define them in shape them and feel them out and plot them forward on a path to victory build a governing coalition it. It's one thing the the non trump supporters in the gop to understand is that this president built a winning coalition that was not a Republican coalition because the Republican coalition at the time could not beat Hillary Clinton. So. How do you keep that coalition? Or cobbled together a new variety, a new form of that coalition. Well advancing some arguments and principles that go beyond. Personality. Because looking forward on the landscape, there aren't a whole lot of people with the president of the personality out there who are going to galvanize people for them. What do you do? I continue to think. That, the GOP is going to have to come up with. Some policy preference. On the debt and the deficit what do we do? My fear is that I want to talk to Senator Langford from Oklahoma by this the next hour my fear is that they're gonNA they're gonNA come out in. Favor of tax increases. At some point frankly they may have to. You got a twenty, five, twenty, six, trillion, dollar national debt. What do you cut? There's no willingness to restructure Social Security Medicare Medicaid. There isn't a lot of wiggle room and cutting the budget. What do you do? You can stimulate some growth and frankly tax increases hurt the stimulation of growth. But this is going to be the fight of our time moving forward. I think in both parties are going to have to grapple with debt of the deficit If if there's another reserve currency that comes out right now we're the best currency of the planet. But you may have investor in in governmental dollars moving into a different currency and if you've governmental dollars moving into a different currency. That's GONNA, cause interest rates to rise that's going to cause. Our burden with national debt of that's GONNA create a spiraling crisis. These are things that must be thought about in their things that don't get talked about or thought about on the campaign trail because they're too deeply walkie for people to talk about. But they are things that we need to discuss as a party as a nation and I don't know where the Republican Party there will be a movement for fiscal responsibility moving forward your party only cares about fiscal. Responsibility. When the other party controls the White House no one should take you seriously the gop I think has squandered that and yet it is going to be a national security issue for this country moving forward particularly as China tries to prop up its currency and get third world governments to invest in it as opposed to our currency, the Chinese or a situation we're going to have to deal with as a nation. You don't what are the things the Chinese do. is they go out and they buy up a governmental ventures and other countries that didn't work out give very low interest loans and then bring their military in an in in setup hubs. A Sri Lanka has run into this building an airport Priscila airport and port facility that went belly up the Chinese came in build about and essentially put an onerous terms. The Sri Lankans could meet in the Chinese got to move their navien. In the Central and South America, the Chinese have been buying up rare mental rule mining companies to preclude American access to rare minerals without going through China to Jimmy Carter the Chinese now control both ends of the Panama Canal. And we seem to be asleep with all of this. This president least kind of gets the problem and I don't know that. Joe. Biden does but American foreign policy into the twenty first century needs to stop particularly for the Republicans, relying on the Reagan playbook to a degree and actually come up with some new ideas or if you're gonna go with the Reagan playbook by it in principally and modify those ideas for the twenty-first century, we're not dealing with Soviet Union. Now, we're dealing with the communist Chinese who have been able to blow a hybrid capitalist system into communism to prop up their regime and the way the Soviets never dreamed about. We got issues. I'm just not sure we have anyone yet willing to talk about these issues that they're not the sexy issues of the day whether the issues that are going to matter for the future and to the extent that Republicans can engage these issues and talk about them. We will all be better off. This is the role of the think tanks. But so many of the think tanks also got co opted by the politics personality over the last several years, and again, this is not a a monologue of the president's GonNa. Lose where do we move? It's a monologue of if the president wins he's term limited. So where do we go in the future? We need to go somewhere. And are getting our fiscal house in order is probably the first place to go. It's also probably the most difficult place to go with Ron about it All Right I'm at this point. I'm assuming that the White House is not calling in and I need to go to the story that I meant to go to. And I you guys saw. All right. Let me pull back the curtain a little bit I am I am notorious. For teasing a story and then forgetting commercial break to get to it. Yesterday one of those times happened I forgot to do my Aderito for Romania, digital, which I'm about to again. So I'd better get it out here and remind me to do it, and so then yesterday I remember the ad read and then forgot the story. So let me go back to the audio. The country, we're going to be four more years of Georgia Georgia. I find ourselves in a position where if trump gets elected, we're going to be we're going to be in a different world. So it was obvious thing for Republicans to extrapolate got Donald Trump and George Bush baby George Washington confused I. Think he served in Congress which Washington He got them confused. He was being interviewed by George Lopez. His wife was sitting there s tombs trump trump trump but he kept saying George. What, what what I find so funny here's that the media had to rush out say, no, he wasn't getting confused with George Bush was getting confused with George Lopez as if that's better. As if it's better that that he's there. No listen I've done this to where I'm talking to someone and I referred someone else that actually use the name of the person I'm talking to is it's a common thing. I've done it myself but I'm not running for president of the United States and I don't do it repeatedly I catch myself. Joe Biden was unable to catch himself in the process that's kind of a problem and that the media had to rush out and cover for him is also kind of a problem the the American. Media these days is all in on Defensive Joe Biden. It's why they're not covering hundred Biden stuff and it's why so many more Americans shooting other media. Over Darcy and Brian Staedtler at CNN inconsistent Fox but Fox. But Fox all they want the reason Fox's the dominant media outlet right now this country is because Fox's telling people use stories that other networks refused to share and you can say it's this information that the sharing and a lot of that is jealousy and bs based on their ratings. You CNN's entire strategy with Fox right now is not to beat Fox, it's to go after Fox's advertisers and shame them which tells you everything. 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Here's a just a a random funny story I saw the other day remember the mayor of DC allow people to do the black lives matter stripped down the road fifteenth street or some such in Washington she allowed them to to paint black matters. Well, there's a problem. People who drive over it it is a road, a major thoroughfare. And people who drive over it or getting harassed by black lives matters mtpa activists for potentially leaving tire marks on it. As a result, the businesses along that strip of road are suffering and restaurant owners are starting to grumble that they're going to go out of business because foot traffic is down because people can't take their. Uber's into that part of town because they can't Ridell road. It reminds me of the the Rainbow Crosswalk in Atlanta. For those of you don't know the city of Atlanta's spent something like a million dollars to paint a rainbow crosswalk. In the gay friendly part of the city called midtown. And some one a left tire marks on it and they investigated it for a hate crime. I wish I was making that up. It did by the way it turned out it. It didn't look like the person intentionally did it they hit had hit their brakes for reason on it scuffed up the rainbow. The virtue signaling of people the leftist these days with stuff like this using taxpayer funds to to signal their virtue for various progressive causes is starting to get a little bit out of hand particularly when it's impacting businesses and then I mean you you you you paint a Rainbow Crosswalk and you're horrified that there are tire tracks where people are literally driving their cars over the rainbow. They're not going to Kansas. There's they're just trying to get to light like Einstein's bagels The the whole thing is silly to me but this is where we are a progressivism is increasingly a religion. Is Very, much a religion at is a secular religion it. It has its own liturgies has its own sacraments. It has its own displays of worship and. We've got a supreme court that thankfully now I I suspect recognizes that maybe we need to. Walk away from the whole idea of secularism being a a way to embrace the First Amendment's freedom of establishment of religion because what we've actually done is we've established a religion called secularism were instead of people worshipping God they worship themselves a, you become your own God. I think that's as deeply problematic I in some aspects as Well there's a lot I got a lot of issues with progressivism these days with secularism in the way, the median in courts deal with the stuff. All right when we come back. I want to talk about the youth vote. You've probably heard about the you know the youth vote it's it's GonNa be big it. It's always going to be accepted never is I got a question yesterday evening show about the youth vote and also early voting. How as early voting shaking up the election affecting the election impacting the election what are we gonNA do with the exit polling which typically is very reliable but now he got so many people who are voting early. What are we going to do? Let's talk about that. Hello there it is era cure extent here the eric. Joe. Across the state of Gioja. No reason to give you the full number today, the call screener is off and we didn't have replacement. So you're just GONNA have to deal with me and my guests at the bottom of the hour. Senator James Langford of Oklahoma is going to join me to start talking about well, win or lose word is the president go where does the GOP go? What are the ideas that we need to focus on One of the things I like about him if you listen to this program regularly One of the things you will hear me often quote. So My let me just let me let me. Back, into this a little bit differently than I intended one of my well, my favorite book of the Bible. Is Amos. Amos is a tremendous book. Amos is. Let me turn on my recorder can capture my genius for social media. Amos's my favorable Bible now now, favorite chapter in the Bible. Is, Jeremiah. Twenty nine. I loved your match-winning I needed advice lose election day. This is advice. That every person should take to heart. Thus says the Lord of host the God of Israel to all the exiles whom I've set index out from Jerusalem to Babylon build houses and live in them plant gardens, and eat their produce take wives and have sons and daughters take wives for sons and give your daughters in marriage that they may bear sons and daughters multiply there and do not decrease but seek the welfare of the city where I have. Sent you into exile and pray to the Lord on its behalf for in its welfare you will find your welfare for the says the Lord of host. The God of Israel do not let your prophets in your diviners who are among you deceive you and do not listen to their dreams that they dream for it is ally that their prophesyzing to you in my name I did not send them declares the Lord The whole chapter there is just great. It it's fantastic and in there's a common theme running their through an through. Amos. My favorite book on the preachers who tell you what you want to hear. the thing I like about Jeremiah twenty nine really is the advice. So many people in our day and age we so obsessed with national politics we forget. Location Matters, I know James Langford? For example is is a big fan of Nehemiah. who was focused on building back Jerusalem and? Essentially. The advice from God to Take Care of what's in your backyard and go from there and they were able to turn the whole place around by having people. Look and and be engaged immediately in their backyard, and we forget that in politics sometimes we get so focused on Washington dc all of us even though we don't live there and we forget that our local community matters more the homeless man down the street is not Washington DC's problem. It's your problem Contra Cain. Yes you are your brother's keeper. My favorite book of the Bible is Amos. Amos, is the first of the prophets. Now, some would say Joan but but I think there's enough update out there to to suggest that actually Amos was the first brought. They were roughly around the same time to generally matter Amos was from Judah. He appeared to be a man of some wealth plantation owner of some sort who was called by God to go to the northern. Kingdom and and you got to remember that this is one of the things that I I. It puts the the division between Israel and Judah proper context where Israel splits from. Judah because Sullivan son doesn't listen to the old wise old mini lessons to the young men who is instantly tells all the other tribes. He's GONNA punish them and they say screw you they pack up. And they move and the kingdom split they go to war in Israel prosperous but Israel doesn't have a key in the line of David. One of the things that the king realizes that the northern kingdom is a We got a problem if we continue to follow the ways of the religion, people are going to have to go down to Jerusalem to the temple. So here's what. We're GONNA do we're going to claim that the erotic religion was the right? When not the mosaic religion that the golden calves were what we should be used seen that was the the Levi priest, and so we're going to set up tipples and Bethel, and Gilgal, and we're going to have golden calves and people are GonNa go there to make their sacrifices. We'll forget all about Jerusalem. And so they concoct this this mixed up crazy religion based on the conspiracy that they had been lied to about what happened at Sinai essentially, they abandoned the moral code in the ten commandments and and they they have the squad by Pagan. Ish Religion that has some of the the echoes of Judaism in it very much like you have. Now the Prosperity Gospel in the United States, it has echoes of Christianity in it, but it's not really it's it's a heresy So Amos goes up there and Israel is very, very prosperous at the time way more prosperous than Judah Judas a poor farming country and Amos goes his look. God's GonNa punish everybody starts off by talking about all of Israel's enemies and God's GonNa, punish them and you start out you realize you know these people these countries they recognized God is their God but God recognize them and he is the God whether they like it or not, and then it gets to Judah and says, you know Judas GonNa be punished too but you people in Israel. The northern kingdom you're going to be wiped out. You've you've created this false religion. You've lied the people you have been. You've been a distracting people with with falsehood. You have been very wealthy. God made you poor and he tried to get you to repeat by making you poor and you didn't. So now he's making you wealthy hoping that maybe you'll repent of his gracious to you. You're not doing that either you're going to get wiped out, and so I'm I'm actually preparing a sermon on part of of eighty seven where the high priests for the king says, Hey, knock it off buddy. We got a good thing going up here and you go on back you back home you can make money down there. Leave US lower were cashing in up here with King. And Amos basically says, do you're GONNA. Die You're all going to die and they don't believe in. Well, Amos was right that they'll get wiped out the northern kingdom glasses and no one really wanted to hear the bad news and no one wanted to pay attention to what the truthful guy was saying and I think so often now in this country, we hear so much including from pulpits. Pastors WanNa tell us we need to hear or not what we'd need to hear but we want to hear and there are lots of mega churches out there that. Make you feel good when you leave and they never actually tell you hey, you're a senator you need to repair it. I think in politics these days we have a lot of politicians who tell us what we want to hear about the stuff we need to hear We need to hear the country's going bankrupt and we need to hear our enemies are look at us as weak. We need to hear that our country now is super divided and we need to hear that are corporate. Interests in this country sometimes think. So globally, like apple, for example, thinks more of themselves as an international companies in an American company and they're going to have to at some point decide because there are bad days coming more likely than not with China and others that hopefully we can avoid an all out war, but we're going to have to deal with these countries. As they have ambitions to spread and we need to contain them, and we don't have a lot of politicians out there wanting to tell these truths. We don't have a lot of Amos's out there. And we need them we do. Because there are problems and not everything is Hunky Dory but also we need to be mindful back to Jeremiah that. Maybe, we should stop obsessing so much about. Washington. Take care of the people at our own community. That was a random tangent away from what I ain't the immediately talk about which was the youth vote. I don't really know how it got from one to the other other than I'm working on that sermon. It's spin distracting me but you know just randomly aside I I do twenty five radio week three hours every more than two hours every afternoon five hours a day five days a week twenty, five hours of talk radio I got a forty minutes or normally I would do twenty to forty minutes sermon. And it intimidates the mess Outta me. I mean I, am more worried about doing one sermon that I am twenty five hours of Radio Week. If I feel like I'm going to do thirty hours to prepare for maybe forty hours to prepare for a forty minute sermon on Amos Chapter Seven and not even all Amos chapter seventy it's it's intimidating because you dose really souls are on the line on talk radio that they are when you're in a pulpit in particularly, I'll be talking to other pastors who will to pastors I'm not one who better than me probably. But nonetheless so it's a little timid dating I'm distracted by it. Now, let's get to vote because I get this question all the time. What about the youth vote? Let me be exceedingly honest with you on the youth vote it doesn't really matter. Now I know that if you're a Jacuzzi or millennial, you think your vote really matters more than everybody else's you don't because not enough of you vote. You always say you're going to vote in the media treats you as if you're the greatest best a demographic cover but the reason the media treats you as the greatest best demographic covers because you're the one, the advertisers like. Never mind that you don't have money to burn advertisers believe if they can lock you down with their brand. When you're twenty five that when you're fifty, you'll still be buying the brand. So they don't care that you can't buy the brand. Now they want you to aspire to buy the brand, and as a result, the media wants the twenty five year old demographic to get the twenty five year old demographic in the media twenty, five year olds typically your self. Absorbed and I don't mean that spiritually I was a self absorbed twenty five year old as well. You're twenty-five five, you think about yourself and so you want to go to the news network that's covering you as if you matter and so the entire media tells you you matter more than anyone else and your vote matters more than most. Oh my gosh. All you young people you're all voting Democrat, you're just the greatest smartest generation that ever lived. It's all crap. You don't matter because you don't vote you go out and you get baked on your college campus or drunk. You Forget it's election day you don't want to stand in line early vote and they highlight all the near dwells who do as if they're typical of college campus and they're not the kids who are out there organizing on college campuses whether they're Republican or Democrat are not your typical college student. But the media obsesses about you people as if you matter more than anyone else when in fact, it's the senior citizens who vote the most and most consistently most reliably matter the most and will decide the election. You won't remember in two. Thousand, Sixteen Oh. The you they're going to drive Hillary Clinton. No, they didn't. The youth couldn't drive themselves to the polls because half of them lost their license with the DUI, they're not going to go vote. This obsession is, is I. IT bothers me to no end that the media overwhelmingly focuses on the youth vote not because the youth vote actually matters but because it's what advertisers want them to do, your media is shaped by what advertisers want an advertisers what a youthful demographic, and so they've got to obsess over you as if you matter when you do not matter. I'm sorry if that offends you just suck it up. The fact of the matter is the youth vote is never a significant as it's claimed by the media. Every single election I hear that the youth vote is GonNa break all the records this time and it never has. And this time in particular, you've also urine this weird system where you're not on college campuses typically organize eating passionate half of your home studying remotely, which makes it easier for you to be able to go vote. But you don't know where to go vote because you don't have anybody telling you where to go vote because all the organizers on your campus or at your campus or somewhere else. So? It doesn't matter. I hope that explains the youth vote. But? There's another angle this. What about the exit polls? I can't get a straight answer on this one. The exit polls are actually highly accurate the exit polls are always accurate. Do not believe the stories they expose aren't accurate. Let me explain this to you the exit polls election day have three waves a morning and afternoon and evening in the morning of the in the after it will in the morning Democrats vote in the evening Republicans voted in the mid day at split you cannot get the morning exits in the afternoon exits and look at them divine a trend in the election because the Republicans haven't voted yet you gotta get all three combine them, and along the way they waited throughout the day based on the ethnic demographic gender turnout in the election. She pretty accurate snapshot actually of what's happening with the election by looking at the late day exits as all the trend lines have been adjusted, you can look at an exit poll and the Trans. It's how ultimately the media was able to. Hillary Clinton was going to win this thing because the contempt that was echoed throughout the exit polls nationally, and in the Mid Western states showed Hillary had a problem on her hand when those evening exit polls came in and everything was compiled together. But how old for in Texas right now, ninety one percent of the total state vote in Night Day in two thousand sixteen has already been cast early voting. How you do the exit polls when ninety one percent of the vote from two thousand sixteen has already been cast in. It's been cast earlier that election day I'm not sure I know the answer to this and I'm starting to think this year may be the first year we are really going to have to second guess the exit polling. Now what are the guys who run sort of the media consortium Ito? So the media outsource of the exit polls to an outside group that kind of does it for all of them and one of the people who's involved tells me they're actually doing really expensive detailed polling of the people who've already voted that they have been monitoring early voting and demographics. You can get lists of people who early voted you can't figure out who they voted for. But you can get lists, and so they're trying to do deep dive surveys with the people who have already voted tracking them down, confirming them statistically sampling them based on the turn out we've seen so far racial ethnic gender, all of that income age and they're going to compile those into the exit. So morning and afternoon and evening, you'll have a morning and afternoon evening in an early vote exit poll of people who've already voted Willing to talk to the pollsters I'm hoping they do something like that I'm not really sure I would like to get a better sense that a lot of people ask me and and frankly this sort of questions I don't know I'm trying to determine in this one guy tells me that's what they're gonNA do. But I'd like to hear it from a couple of people get an idea of it a we could be flying more blind this election. Night that we floated a long time, which kind of makes it exciting. Actually, any of you own a kimber this by the way, my perfect time to tell you about true precision before ending the story because they make awesome upgrades to your guns I. Don't know that they do Kimber but nonetheless go check them out. True precision is the website. It's true dash precision dot com I'm a big fan of these guys. I've got a gun from them. Actually. 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He's one of the thoughtful members of the Senate when I thoughtful members of the Senate Democrats and Republicans hold him in high regard as what are the people who is ideologically fundamentally conservative his worldview as Christian but he's willing to give thought to the issues of the day and sometimes comes down as Heterodox from where a lot of his his colleagues are the Republican Party. As he thinks thoughtfully, in ways his values to them, he's always someone worth engaging particularly issues deficit immigration other things because he's so thoughtful these I'll talk to him when we come. Back. It is Eric. Erickson here joining me as Senator James, Langford from Home Ah who came to the Senate just a few years ago has been making his mark on of other things really thinking about Republican processes moving forward on immigration didn't deficit and other issues in what is it down with him and talk about these in the future. But right now I guess I would be remiss if I didn't talk to you with the election coming up soon, Do you see the lay of the land as we move closer and closer to the? November third. Closer closer to November third it's more. that we just wait until the actual election is pulled at this point all the polling is tight it's funny. I if we go back to four years ago, everybody was measuring the drapes for Hillary Clinton and saying this is a done deal and trump is. is no way that's not going to happen, and now you find the polls closing again just like they did four years ago and everyone's saying you know what I'm not GonNa Guess It's just been really interesting just to be able to track the Senate races Republicans where you go back three weeks ago they were saying that there's just a bloodbath in the Senate Republicans now, all of those races. Have moved within the margin of error or they're starting to flip. Were the polling several weeks ago was Republicans down in the Senate now it's back to Republicans being even two up, and so we're kind of watching all of those trends move across the country and will let people actually decide in the days ahead. So. What are your odds I was talking to Tom Cotton, the other day, and we both think that we're GonNa know sooner rather than later despite the media scenarios that it could be weeks on end before we find out a winner. Well, what you're on this yeah, I don't I don't think it'll be weeks but I think it also forty eight hours and they'll be a couple of state races That may take much longer. Georgia is the wildcard and all audited sounds because if the Senate races you're close, let's say we're two days past the election and it's forty nine to forty, nine, the Senate and the two open seats they're still. Of the two Senate seats in Georgia I, you have to have fifty percent plus one, and there's a chance that both of them don't get fifty percent plus one on election day that means they both go to special election January the fifth in literally the entire country is trying to figure out the direction of the Senate and who has the majority or minority in is literally after everyone else's sworn in and we're still trying to figure out the majority leader is going to be. You're bringing up my own Personal Hill. I want you to know that DRIVETIME radio in Atlanta the thought both of the Georgia. Senate races going to run up and I actually I really don't think produce will but the the thought that it'd be great for for ratings and revenue, but I personally don't WanNa live through that it's not. About too expensive Senate races We would end up as a nation probably spending half a billion dollars onto races knowing that the future of the country resides in Georgia and so it'd be. All all the media folks would love to have that scenario. It is possible scenario and I hope it's not probable one. Yeah me too. Well, let's talk about some of the issues for the future of the Party and and let me throw this out to you. What do you think what do you see is an issue that Republicans and conservatives in particular really need to focus on moving forward. We've got to get back to deal with deficit again clearly, this has been an error we've drifted and you go back over a decade ago with a lot of the focus was on debt and deficit. Now, it seems to be the punt it and they're very few people actually talking about it. At the same time, we have to answer some very basic questions that have been asked for a decade. Now, what isn't a plan on immigration? WHAT IS THE PLAN ON HEALTHCARE WHAT IS THE PLAN ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS? How are we going to manage all these things we we've said all along that will be a plane coming, and of course, there have been multiple plans that have come the we not been able to get completely threw the healthcare piece obviously being the biggest of those with the famous vote in the Senate. That or else we would have already had some healthcare pieces already undone But it there are significant things that are unanswered questions out there. That conservatives do have real solutions on how we're going to deal with. Pre, existing conditions on healthcare how we're going to deal with the cost of prescription drugs how we're GONNA deal with availability of medication do any immigration I say to people all the time. There are lots of Lit Latino voters around the country that are extremely conservative personally. But the unanswered question in the constant sore on everybody is I've I've got a friend of mine I go to church with and you're you're constantly picking on them, solve it figure out how to solve that and when that is resolved I think there's a tremendous tremendous number of voters around the country. They'll say great that solve. Let's let's work on everything else where we agree yeah, I'm glad you say that e- I am continuing to pay attention to these trends of both black men, which is a measurable phenomenon in the pulled even now moving towards the. Republican Party and also Hispanic voters where, for example, in Florida and twenty eighteen, you had Hispanic voters went fifty percent for the GOP in Georgia twenty eighteen, he had brian kept got about forty percent of the Hispanic vote the state if Brian Kemp could get five more percentage points of Hispanic voters in Georgia, they shut down the Democratic Party's advancement state. It just seems like there is eight natural culturally conservative coalition of black and Hispanic voters for the GOP. Particularly as the Democrats increasingly are white secular woke rich people who don't really have anything in common with those groups. That's correct So you found more and more Republicans are working class folks are engaged. In their church, they're engaged in social issues they're they're physically conservative fiscally but there are also culturally conservative and a lot of Latino. That's exactly where they are. They're small business owners. They're very passionate about their family they stay very connected to their community. That's exactly where Republican voters are all over the all over the country relational, and so we have to be able resolve that dividing for whatever reason. If I go back twenty years ago, Republicans were not engaging they're afraid on the issue of immigration into they're afraid that's the only thing you talk. About that it's not the only topic that people are GonNa talk about in the Latino community, many meetings, many conversations they'd never comes up and So there's there's lots of concerns in lots of relationships and friendships and extended. Family Habits are also going to be able to deal with some very practical issues. How can start a business? How can I keep going? How Progress? How can I get a better education for my kids? Those are the same questions everybody else's asking and if Republicans aren't engaging with those voters, it's because they're not showing up. I'm glad to hear you say that and and I know you and I see. Frequently. On this issue it just it seems like there's a compelling message there and and I don't necessarily know that the president trump is is the overall vehicle for the message, but it's very clear that there's something resonating there in the Hispanic community in particular with Republican policies particularly because so many of them immigrated from countries that have more left-leaning policies and they came here and they're doing well here. And and we have the same thing actually an African American populations as well. I. I will never forget a conversation that African American pastor about two years ago. I'd said after the when when he approached the two thousand sixteen election. His comments me was I had no one to vote for at that point. He said Democrats ignored me for years. I don't agree with their policies that don't agree with their going culturally I can't line up with that. I want to turn Republican. I felt like trump was being too caustic in it and I couldn't make the turn but I agree with a lot of the policies issues and I feel like, I, have nowhere to go and so there is this sense of there's there's a whole community. That is quote unquote listed as Democrat right now they're saying I don't recognize what the Democrats have become and I really want to be able to be connected somewhere into a group that's going to receive me They'll have a voice that I can make a difference on and it's actually GonNa Lineup of my values. The values connections are so important. What are the concerns I have going back to deficit though is it doesn't seem like there really is a constituency in the country right now to reign in the debt and deficit a demographic lines like and yet I'm really concerned that where we see our national debt right now forget that the annual deficits just the debt. is becoming super unsustainable in now, you've got this movement within the Democratic Party in particular of that belief that the debt really doesn't mean anything and you can just wipe it all out in a start over again or just print more money and which I mean even going back to the Roman. Empire. When they were discovering what inflation was, we know it doesn't work. The Venezuelan can tell you how well it works just print more money. That's not an effective strategy to able to deal with your debt and deficit just to devalue your currency and pretend it's not there. The challenge that we have is almost no one in the country is talking about in debt and deficit anymore Republicans have just determined. This is too big. This is too hard. No one wants to deal with it and I'll just not deal with it right now, we'll work on other things. Democrats as you have said, are really focused on print more or the new monetary policy that they're out there saying that government debt doesn't matter like private debt does. The government's really can't go broke and again, Greece could tell you that's not true. Right now are all of our debt and deficit issues are all wrapped around one thing the dollar is the world's currency in the world is investing in the United States. The European Union, it's Iraq together, which I know is a stretch but the European Union get their act together in suddenly investors will live decide they're going to invest in the euro if the U. K. continues to strengthen where they are as they've done the brexit now in the pound continues to strengthen in the world begins to invest in the pound or if large populations can be somehow spun off to invest more in China in suddenly our interest rates start going up for our bonds. In the United States for our debt, we're in real trouble. So we're we're absolutely dependent right now on being the only solid world currency and hoping no one else gets their act together. That is not a good strategy and we've got to be able to figure out how they'd be able to stabilize this or there will be this day that dead oxen happens. In the United States and not enough people actually want to buy our debt and our interest rates start skyrocketing and it starts the wheel turning and there's no way to predict what happens with that. Yeah. There's not a D-, what are you? If you were king for a day? What would you do if you could get a handle on this and guide the policy? We've got a whole series of things that we have to do this One of them is we have to look at our what's called mandatory spending. What happens is automatically all the time and be able to look at it and see ever going to stabilize it. I had told a lot of my conservative. I am very passionate antitax We have way we're we're taxed a lot. Here's my challenge though with what is happened this year with three trillion dollars and overspending this year. This wasn't a rainy day that we should have been taken a rainy day fund out, but we don't have a rainy day fund but this was the year we had to do something to be able to stabilize the world's economy. So we had to take some action, but we have some serious challenges there. So the the challenge now is, how do we stabilize like Social Security Medicare Medicaid how do we make sure that the trust funds are actually stabilize? What's IT GONNA take to be able to do that and to pretend there is no cost to all of the overspending that we have it. Somehow, we will just cut foreign aid and it's going to solve that completely ignores the absolute fiscal reality of what's really going on. So we are for the first time is concerned is going to have to step out and say, how do we solve this? Let's get it on the table and let's figure this out. Because this a hard situation just got a lot harder but if we ignore it, it gets harder every single year. So we've got to be able to look at all those main trust funds had to be able to stabilize it, and we've got to start asking hard questions about we are overspending in some areas that we've got to be able to resolve, and we've got a whole. Set of things that are either tax extenders under these little perks that are sitting out there to different companies in little pieces that are built into the tax code that are benefits to certain groups that they've enjoyed for decades. But we've got able to go back and take a look at it and say, do they need it anymore? I mean raising the issue like the The. Wind production tax credit wind is not a new industry anymore yet we still have this production tax credit that seems you just pop up at pretending that they're a brand new industry that needs help they don't they. The wind is fine that that's a good energy source. They just don't need additional federal assistance every single year survived a year they're thriving now and doing very very. Well, and you don't have to incentivize them anymore with additional finances. There's lots of things built in the tax code incorporate code that are like that that we need to go back and take a hard look at it and say if that doesn't need to be there that perk needs to go away because we have got to be able to stabilize our spending and our tax policy. In, just a couple of minutes left that I have young WANNA shift gears a little bit in particular is looking forward to talking to you about this because your background you've got your MD I'm working on mind slowly but surely at artists and I just there seems to be somewhat of a cultural crackup in in the country that I go back. In fact in Bible study yesterday, we spent a lot of time on Jeremiah twenty. Nine of seeking welfare, the city in which you live and we as a culture have become. So focused on Washington as the Power Center that people have forgotten their their school boards matter there the local homeless population isn't going to get help from Washington. But from local, how do we as as a movement try to revitalize and re incentivize people looking to seek the welfare of their local community instead of looking to Washington for everything. I would have to say I I couldn't encouraging more in that area to re-engage with what is local We we've seen this on the left that the left when Bernie Sanders Movement fell apart in two thousand sixteen and try to revive again in twenty twenty, one accessible daily turned to school boards, city councils that it'd be county commissioners in Paris leaders they turn to those local governments in started flipping it. That's why with so many people saying, why do we have so many sanctuary cities in the country in? Places that I would never expected that in you look at these different communities and go there they're not cooperating with ice reinforcement that why would law enforcement not cooperate in that city and then you look at the city council races in the county races and you go oh, because actually the left actually ran candidates and the folks that were concerned we're watching Washington DC and trying to see where congress was but yet their own community, their own city, their own schools did not have someone actually voicing their opinions is. We've got to have more people step up into say I will participate in my local areas and honestly local elections as hard as they are in many areas. It's thousand voters and make a difference. Sometimes, it's one or two churches a getting together one or two groups or one company or one neighborhood decided to all wrap around a person they can make. All the difference in the world on a single election because the numbers are so small and people think it's insurmountable. But in those elections, the leftist found the place where they can actually go gain power to be able to control or ignore what's happening in the rest of the country. So please get engaged in. This is an area for me as you mentioned before. My faith is very important to me. I. I go back and look at areas like the book of Nehemiah were handing I. Nehemiah Nehemiah Brother and I had just come back from Jerusalem and said how are things going and he said other people are in terrible shape in the cities in terrible shape and then I just walked off and it's like, yeah, it stinks. To them in Nehemiah instead drops to his knees and Scott it's terrible. What should I do and I think the world needs a lot more Nehemiah us because we've got way too many. Hanane is better saying, yeah it stinks to be US We need more people that can actually step up and say God what's My responsibility? What are you asking me to do? To actually be a change agent in my community debate what helped my nation in my state those folks that will actually be Nehemiah actually ask, God, what am I going to do? What do you? What do you want me to do in? This will make a significant difference in the days ahead. Well said Senator Thank you very much for spending some time with me on this. I really appreciate which said And your thoughtful thinking on the debt and deficit immigration as well. Thank you. You Bet. Continue. To get the message out absolutely Senator James Langford hello there this hour of the program brought to you by First Liberty Building and loan in Newnan Georgia. Now, this is imported I liberty isn't going to help you of your individual you call them, you need access to credit capital loans, spinning plans, to yourself growing. 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There's going to be serving you fancy stuff, and if it's beer, you know it's not going to be your local craft beer that we're not going to be getting. chucker Bruin or Monday night or or probably even terrapin or creature comforts or some of the others where we're going to be getting blood products. If we're lucky, maybe it'll be like I dunno PABST Schlitz in the light. I just got to keep it on brands maybe. We're GONNA have like cracker barrel brandon you ever took your kids to Chucky. Cheese. You had chuck in Chuck Light and you wanted up chuck after drinking the chuck may maybe we'll have cracker barrel branded beer think about that. They'll be brooded in the back They have like cracker barrel moonshine that would totally be keeping with the brand. I just can't imagine them ever top-shelf stuff at cracker barrel no offense to cracker barrel I like cracker roll myself. We'd cracker barrel regular family I'm just thinking. 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"Southern colorado never stops neither do we. This is no co now presented by shanin. Nation-states here's tanner swint. Good thursday morning gordon colorado. Welcome in as we get rolling here going to be an interesting one today. We'll touch base with miles bloom heart with the fort collins colorado and as always We've been talking about these record cold temperatures that we're going to be having and We'll touch base with miles about what some of the prep that People in fort collins have been taking. It's the high. I just look the high on saturday. His seven degrees and the high on sunday is three degrees. So this cold snap is definitely going to Definitely gonna be here for quite a while. Ryan kelly joining me as always doing production work. I m tanner's went live from the collision specialists studios our poll question on our facebook page In if you haven't heard a lot about this We'll get a lot of information on it today. To be completely honest with you It's the terry ranch aquifer deal we've discussed it a couple of times but we're gonna have to Two gentlemen excuse me. They have two gentlemen coming on joining us from the city of greeley to talk about y. This is going to happen And who who it's gonna affect. We're gonna get all the details Coming up in the second hour with with adam jokers the deputy director of water resources with the city of greeley in shawn chambers director of greeley water and sewer. They're coming up in the second hour so we'll get to that but that's our poll question as you learn more. I want to know what your thoughts are on it. There's been a lot of misinformation do you do. You agree with the The of going forward terrier chalk verdy think that needs to happen That's the poll question on our facebook page at noko now again at no comment there you can text into that camp k. Texan well and nine. Seven zero four seven eight one two three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one text. Kpfk a to that number you'll be subscribed and ready to go all right. Let's get into a news for northern colorado this one This is a little bit of a weird story here. assault suspect calls to report himself after breaking cyclists bones on weld county road This happened southeast of kersey. The man was driving his truck on a dirt road and the cyclist was headed the other way the cyclist motioned at the man to try and get him to slow down when he didn't the cyclist flipped him off at that point The man turn of at turner is up around Proceeded to knock the man over and ended up causing some serious damage To the cyclist the driver was later identified as garrett colton peers. He's a twenty six year. Old knocked a cyclist. According to arrest records appears went on to kick that cyclists in the back in the shoulder and face before getting an as pickup and fleeing the scene record state The cyclists was a sixty seven year. Old this happened on january thirty first so a couple of weeks ago He was taken by ambulance to hospital where it was determined. He had a severely fractured shoulder fractured ribs and a fully dislocated shoulder. He also had abrasions on. Its face so he ends up gay. Obviously this happens The man runs off Or drives off and then calls back to the police to report himself to say that he was the one responsible for the assault And was arrested There was a witness said. He saw the incident at observed the assault with binoculars. So they're out on county road fifty three about three miles southeast of kersey when this happened When he called any admitted this -sulting the cyclists but said he was provoked he was booked appeared since been booked into the weld county. Jail on suspicion of second degree assault was. She is a class four felony. He has since bonded out as well. and So now he is he is out. But he's got an advisement hearing coming up as well but not very often. Do you see people. Flee the scene of an assault or something like that and then come back and and call themselves in. That's normally not how that works but I don't know whether it's a guilty conscience or or or what it is. He called himself in the twenty six year old. And he is his advisement hearing. Let me see Is coming up on march. Thirty first So he's got some time before then. Here's another little bit of a difficult story. There's a windsor military veteran who's facing charges He called police this june twenty six thirty. Am so right off the bat and morning first thing in the morning. Police responded to report of a shooting at a home in windsor a thirty two year old military veteran reported two unidentified men entered his home earlier that morning and took out firearms. He said he grabbed his own fire a firearm and shot at the men causing them to return fire. He said they left by the time police arrived. The man who's not being named due to the specifics of the incident including his mental health history told officers on scene intruding. Man were sitting on his couch when they told him to sit on a cooler in the living room. He said he had a pistol on him and opened fire. When one of the men aggressively reached for a pistol a pistol in his waistband. He said he followed them into the bedroom where he pulled out a shotgun firing at one of the men several times police however found nothing to indicate. The incident occurred as the homeowner described responding. Officers had many dealings with him in the past specifically concerning his mental wellbeing according to re arrest records so Clearly there's some. There's some sort of a mental illness going on there and a possible. Ptsd and other things that that provoked this but described what happened in his mind aiming perfectly and Police have reported an immense number of bullet hole holes around the house. One around accident the man's house and chipped a neighbor's window frame but no one was injured. The neighbor hadn't discovered the broken window and didn't contact a hadn't discovered the broken window and didn't contact police. Another neighbor said the man walked into his home uninvited which was not normal for their relationship and warned him to stay indoors in that quote. They're coming for him so they cartridge casings. Suggested the homeowner was the only one discharging firearms in his home Police did book him into the weld. County jail on suspicion of illegal discharge of a weapon a class. Five felony prohibited use of a weapon. Criminal mischief reckless endangerment. He has since been released So he has an advisement hearing again coming up on april first but That's a story to that. We're going to try and follow along with and see what the end The end game is if he's charged or if he is a deemed unstable or what it is but Again thirty two year old been called The police have been called multiple times Military veteran that's just a story that you have to wonder if there's a little bit more going on there and hopefully That man is getting the the necessary treatment that he needs. This is news for northern colorado. Got one more story here. That really has kind of piqued my interest. We've talked about the schools for quite some time and about how they have. They've been opening and going remote and then trying to stay open and they've they're getting these hybrid schedules And how nothing. I didn't feel that anything was going to change when we From the time we shut down back in november these schools all remote learning to now because well the teachers hadn't been vaccinated and at the end of the day that was really the thing that was Starting to become a role. Well now teachers are starting to be able to get vaccinated the story in the colorado and by molly bohannon Talking about teacher that's excited and reflective about the cova nineteen vaccination. This vaccine is starting to roll in more and more colorado starting the more and more doses of it and finding a way to distribute them it. It's the the system's getting better. But my point here is once this happens. And i know that they're offering these to even Student teachers And people trying to start into to the teaching world there even now being available for them so that should give you a little bit of an idea that whether it's a it's a twenty three year old trying to go and get into teaching or somebody who's been teaching for quite some time. Teachers are starting to be able to get this vaccine. That solves a lot of the school issues. And that's good news. Now the question remains is how many of them will Joe opt into this. How because it's still. I mean they still cannot force them to go and get this vaccine. How many teachers will opt in and winner. We're going to see the end of these Remote learning or these cohorts getting Getting quarantined when is that going to come to an end. Because it's been a lot of back and forth now that these vaccines are flown out. Say you know we're gonna roll the dice here we're gonna we're gonna just go. We're gonna we're gonna stay open And going to start to ease off some of these restrictions. Because you couldn't do that because the only thing that changed from november to january when he went all back in person learning was that yeah the cases had dropped a little bit and the hospitalizations have dropped a little bit. But that wasn't the reasons four The schools to all remote. I mean they weren't just looking around the county's and saying there's a spike We need a shutout because if there's a spike in it's not happening inside of the schools then there's no reason to do that. He still had the same teachers in there. You still have the same students in there. So why what was the point of going forward and an opening things back up. Well now you you. I think you feel better as a parent or as a kid you feel. Better about the chances of maybe. We're not going to get quarantined. Maybe i will have a first normal week In a long time at school. The andy myers the teacher that That molly bohannon out of the colorado and followed around She said i'm very excited from an educator's perspective a dad's perspective Excuse me a from a community members perspective. Meyer said while he waited in line. But until it's in my arm i won't believe it he added. Meyer works as an interventionist at rocky mountain high school in fort collins he waited for his shot calmly reflecting on what had led him here It's been a long year was all he could say. His tears filled his is So he gets the shot and you're going to start seeing more and more teachers able to do this and it's a good thing. It's a good thing if that's what it takes to get these To get these kids to be able to have a constant school structure because this online learning is taking a toll even on the college college students. I mean that is a lot to a lot keep track of like there's no way in hell. There's no way in hell. I would pass. I'll be honest if all of my classes were online. There's no way because look here. Let's let's get an inside look. I'm a little bit of a procrastinator procrastinator. I if i had twelve days to get something done. I'm going to be productive. Hell on eleven and a half days in but that's gonna turn down the quality and and get all that that scheduling and keeping yourself on schedule and setting these hard dates and you're the one who setting it. That's a difficult thing and it's a difficult thing for a lot of college. Students put her. Put yourself in those shoes. That would be tough to do So hope- hopefully vaccine continues to get distributed whether you're for it or you're gonna take it or whether you're not as long as long as this starts to get out there it will calm the fears. It will continue to drop. These numbers. the covid nineteen Hospitalizations are going to go down and that will eventually lead to normality and we can see lights at the end of the tunnel night. Seventeen closing in on nine eighteen. Now let's let's take a break here When we come back on the other side we'll get into some national news as well. Our poll question on our facebook page. Do you agree with terry. Ranch aquifer Decision coming down. The way from the city of greeley don't go to snow cone now for the nine agencies. Ah northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi cape northern colorado's voice is thirteen ten kfi k. Tanner we'll be back after the break here. Mornings with kale weekdays. Six to nine and northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi nine twenty. Two time. Wanna say thanks to air solutions here in greeley look. I'm getting in touch with them for some reason. My hot water heater will just not stay live. We're gonna have a dusty rhodes and company come out take a look at it And hey if if it's if if something's wrong you better believe. I'm taking advantage of that. 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And i encourage you to do so. We'll talk more about it later on in the program as well but this is i mean. This is a big thing. This is something that that's coming down the line and it stirred up a lot of controversy. And i'll be honest i didn't see Didn't see why It has this project anytime. You can get your hands on water in northern colorado with everything that goes on here. It's a good thing to do. It's a very good thing to do. i think people are a little bit worried about it. Being in an underground aquifer i think that could be a part of the issue But we're going to talk more about it Coming up later on in the program. But that's our poll question in comment on our facebook page or you can A texan of the kkk. Text line at nine seven zero four seven eight one. Three zero one. I encourage you to if you have questions. we're going to be talking with adam jokers. Who's the deputy director of water resources and shawn chambers. Who's the director of greeley water and sewer. We're gonna be talking with them coming up in the second or if you have questions you to ask on that text into text kate at nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one if you're new texture and you'll be subscribed and ready to go so We'll be. I'll be looking forward to that. Because there's been a lot of misconceptions about it. We're gonna hopefully clear some of that up when we sat here and talked on monday We knew that the trump impeachment was going to be The one of the big national new news stories for this week That the trial continuing to roll on yesterday there was some more evidence that was presented against president trump. It was security footage and security video that was presented yesterday and it kinda had It took effect on some people watching this and it was. It was kinda crazy. It included a video of rider searching for house speaker. Nancy pelosi and vice president. Mike pence i become a. It's become a key exhibited in this impeachment trial as lawmakers prosecuting the case They're wrapping up their opening arguments for why trump should be convicted of inciting the siege Now i stand by it. I still don't think there's any way in hell that this this happens. I don't think that they can convict him. I just simply don't think that they've got. I don't think they can swing the votes. I think It's is it seventeen or twelve or seventeen senators that that would have to swing and jump over to President trump or former president trump which is weird to say. We're talking about impeachment of a former president. The house is continuing its case thursday today with trump's lawyers to launch their defense by week's end democrats plan to use their remaining hours of arguments. Remember each side gets sixteen hours of arguments. Delay of the physical and mental harm caused by the attack discuss trump's lack of action as it unfolded into a final presentation on the legal issues involved. According to aides working on the impeachment aides were granted anonymity To preview the arguments the footage shown at trial much of it never before seen has included video of the mob smashing into the building distraught members of congress receiving comfort Rioters engaging in hand to hand combat with police and audio of capital police officers pleading for backup they'd underscored how dangerously close. Riders came to the nation's leaders shifting the focus of the trial from an academic debate about the constitution to a raw re retelling of the january sixth assault. You knew there was gonna be some of this and with as a as an emotional of a event that this was right when when our nation gets stormed. Our nation's capital gets stormed and broken into dad's going to stir up emotions. And i'm sure it was. I'm sure it was scary for some of these congress members. There's no doubt about it was five people. Five people died in that on january. Sixth i mean this was a very serious thing. But here's what. I was worried about with how this was gonna go that sure. Is this a new piece of New piece of evidence. I suppose so but nobody thought that wasn't a big deal. Nobody had that take on what happened on january six. What needs to be proven by the democrats if they want to continue this impeachment process and to win this trial. I suppose is New evidence it needs to be proving that trump taking that new evidence proving that trump was the one who incited it that he put it together. He was the plane. He was the one who who planned all this. We know we know. It was a terrible day in history. We know that we know that people lost their lives this evidence and it's funny. What video can do right this video. We all know this but deep down and you show that video and all of a sudden he becomes a little bit more real. We've seen this with a different x ray rice for example the former baltimore ravens running back. We knew he knocked his fiancee out. We knew he knocked her out but he only got four game suspension until the video came out in the video of watching this. Nfl running back assault his fiancee like that. That's when he was kicked from the league. That's when it happened. So video does play a role. But you can't win this trial. And i don't think this trump should be based purely off of emotions. You gotta you have to prove the claim that you have brought forth the former president that he was the reason that this was incited the footage included writers roaming the halls chanting. Hang mike pence some equipped with combat gear outside the mob had set up a makeshift gallows and in one wrenching moment. Police were shown shooting and killing the san diego woman ashley. Babbitt as the mob tried to break through the near the house chamber pants who had been presiding over session to certify joe biden's election victory over trump thus earning trump's sensor was shown being rushed to safety where he sheltered in an office with his family just one hundred feet from the riders policy was seen being evacuated from the complex as their staff head behind doors in her suite of offices though most of the senate jurors seemed to have made up their minds making trump's acquittal likely they sat riveted as jarring video played the chamber republican senator james langford of oklahoma bent his head at one point another. Gop colleague put his putting his hand on his arm in comfort House prosecutor stacey black. It said they did it. Because donald trump symptom on this mission And that goes back to my point right that this should not be based purely on emotions at the terrifying. Hey i'm sure that. I'm sure that those congress people are shaken up still those congressmen and women. Absolutely do they have ever to be. Yes but showing this footage i mean. This case isn't about proving how terrible of a day it was. Everyone knows that republican democrat black. Why it doesn't matter. Everybody knows how terrible day that was. You got to prove that it was president trump former president trump didn't incited it and showing airing retailing. This day doesn't do that. Nine thirty one. Let's let's take a break when we come back inside. My house blew mart fort collins colorado and will join us. We'll get an update on On this cold weather coming their way. I think it's coldest check miles. But i think this is the coldest weekend coldest weather in four years for phones. Maybe more i maybe off. That's why we bring miles on. We'll talk to him on the side known now presented by the j nine agencies. Let's get the bottom the our news and weather center. What's happening in your own backyard. Listen to noko now. With tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten carrier k nine thirty six the time welcome in no presented by the jeanine agencies. Crippled question is up on our facebook page at noko now. Do you support the terry ranch. Awkward for project. Leave comment there and again. We're going to be talking talking with adam. Jokers the deputy director of water resources and shawn chambers director of greeley water and sewer. They're going to be here Coming up in the second hour. So if you have questions about the that you'd like to get asked and answered Text into the kkk tax on at nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one. Three zero one. All right let's Let's bring in miles. Bloom heart up on the hotline right now miles Stay warm out there today now. It's really cold winter guy like you sound miserable. You sound like you sound like you are hating every second of this. I'm not happy with it. But i am going to into the first week of my cell. That's what i got. Look forward just imagine you there now. You're almost through it. But of course this cold snaps hits right before you're able to go miles so i was right. This is the coldest weather in four years. It's taking place in fort collins. Correct greeley of the national weather service says greeley. We'll have a low on sunday. Evening of midas fourteen and the next three of four nights will be minus Degrees in so yeah. We have a really extended cold period and Actually i think they're calling for a little bit more snow than they originally thought just to fill that on top of it so i don't mean to sound like the old guy that sits there and says well we could use the moisture but we could use the moisture on. Fortunately the snow is going to be very very dry. Because whenever it's very very cold you get very very dry snow. So yeah it'll it'll add something but not a lot. So he said minus fourteen So what. I'm sure you've been seeing people get prepared for this right miles over four calls. What preparations are you and other Fort fort collins people Doing to be ready for this. Yeah you really need to take care of your pets in these situations and livestock Both of those You know just just the normal procedures. I'm actually going to try and take my son's dog for a walk here and a little bit but It's pretty cold out but yeah just take care of make sure that you know you keep them inside as much as they can and The livestock owners. They pretty much know what to do. But yeah it's gonna be an extended cold period here. We talked with our agricultural market report. We ran environment and we talked about the same thing. I mean that frostbite can set in. If the if the beddings not out there. So i you know i. It's we can be called but we're lucky enough to have these heaters those animals. That's something that i think. Some people can kinda forget the impact of this having on that industry as well. Yeah you know i i. I have a little pond feature in my pond. Heater just went out so Obviously farmers and ranchers should make sure that You know in their water tanks that there Pond heaters are working I'm gonna have to go buy another one here because it happened just at the wrong time. See i'm certain put together. Miles i understand why you hate this cold so much starting starting to piece it all together. Yeah you know. I'm just not a big winter. Die but again you know. Give her for another month. It'll get even though march is a great month. It'll it'll start getting better hit it. Will miles bloom heart collins colorado and miles. We spent some time a couple of weeks ago talking about i. Twenty five in the disaster. It's been lately But there's a couple of new coupling bus stops right. Yeah so they had a unique thing. Going on right north of loveland. They're putting in a busting bus slip. So what's going to happen. They'll have a park and ride and then people will be able to walk under. I twenty five up into the middle of i. Twenty five World they'll be a slip is what they call it and then people can get on the bus staying and then see just announced that they have money to do another one at the birthday exit. That's colorado highway Fifty six so you know just the way another way to you. Know to move people along the busy. I twenty five corridor is there. Is this going to add onto the time before that construction projects done. Or is i twenty five going to be a disaster for longer now or house is gonna work. No actually. they're they're getting. You know they've been constructing the one up by loveland that'll come on i and they're already in a major renovation of that colorado fifty-six entertain. So that'll all happen at the same time that'll be good to get that done Do you have. Do you have kind of an estimated date for for both of these bus win win this okay going now. They're saying probably the end of twenty twenty two or in the mid twenty twenty three the end of the project the entire nineteen miles from colorado fifty six to colorado fourteen and Fort collins is twenty twenty three so they're plugging along and You know it's just a long slog process. And i know a lot of people are going to be real happy when win. That's over again. Talking with miles bloom heart with the fort collins. Colorado and miles this This basketball season for ceus you. It's been a crazy right. It's been a lot of fun so far but it was an interesting Interesting night tuesday was a tuesday evening. I believe When the basketball game got cancelled. I get to mexico thirty minutes before tipoff. Yeah that's got to be really tough on the players. You know the football players already went through it You know you know what when i talked to. Some of the football players were before the season they just said you know if you understand how much time these athletes put into it and then not knowing You know if you're gonna play or not That's really difficult. And i think this is really difficult on a few. Because they could've used those two games you know probably two wins against new mexico but now they have ten days off before they play in the bad who has been hot winning. Their last four is and That's that's gonna be a big match but that's ten days away and or nine days away i think now and you know some roster's going to happen and that that that's that's beneficial for you right and sees you i know is looking for another game there. There were scheduled to play you and see on the sixteenth and of course. Unc having cova issues as well but rural quick before we look ahead of what could possibly happen here miles that evening. So what i've gathered from. What took place is that there. Have there still been any confirmed positive. Tests come out of the new x. Go program or was it just the distant coach who had County health officials had found out that he had close contact. That's the last. I heard was no positives on new mexico but the contact tracing Came back to scott. Padgett the assistant and Lamoure county health officials. I guess or not comfortable with that and So that's why They they Postponed right now Both of those games so very unfortunate situation but again in this covert season i think those teams that can adapt are going to be. You know well suited well. There's no doubt about it. I just i. This might be a new. There's maybe another first for me. I don't know if i've ever seen Health officials come in thirty minutes before a game. Just completely shut it down. Yeah well Give you remember. You know. I think. I think the football team based one of those games at a somewhat similar situation to where you know they were basically i think getting ready to You know to play a game. I think it might have been the new mexico game. Actually and then that one was called off to and then the other one with utah state was a little different because their players boycotted because of what the what. The president Idol allegedly said about one of their assistant coaches who became the interim head coach. It's been crazy and i. I just wonder what the urine for the day that we have normalcy. I i really can't wait for when i don't have to sit down and get ready to watch a game and not worry about whether the health department's gonna come in and shut it down. Yeah it's really strange you know Refereeing high school basketball. You know it's kind of the same thing there's been games that have been called off their I think day spring christian In greeley. I missed a couple of games. Because i believe it was twinned. I think it was twin. Peaks had Some video shoes. And you know it's yeah we were saying last night we were refereeing a game and you know it's just asking the players to put their masks up all the time and you know it's you know i guess we just got to work through it because i guess i go back. At least the kids are playing but it is problematic. There's no doubt talking with miles. Bloomberg out of the fort collins colorado and speaking of that that that lamoure county health department as well with the jump or or the dial two point. Oh coming out and that that five-star variant thing in favor of those counties that have accepted it what what's the status of of occupancy levels over in fort collins right now miles at least at the poodle. School district now is allowing. Oh i don't know. Maybe i i'm trying to think maybe twenty five maybe fifty people at the last few games i've done so there are a few people. There spaced out quite a bit. And i think you have to check in that certain time and you have a person. There that directs you to these Seating assignments You know but the but level yellow. I believe it is now I mean it should opened up some occupancy. But i think everybody's just you know. We understand the risk of kobe. But i think there's a lot of people that you know. The frustration level is building and especially with numbers being down and with with this vaccine starting to be distributed. You know i. I was working through peace and was talking about a piece. That molly bohannon did over there with the colorado in Talking about some of these teachers finally being able to get the vaccine. That's going to be a huge step in getting at least the the school systems back to some sort of normalcy to. Yeah and i think you know for the teachers. I think You know it's important for them. Obviously for those vaccinations to come because that that certainly helps you know that you know really. By the time they get it you know and they get their second shot. You'll be the march but certainly that'll help You know then you only have. What about three months of school left. But but certainly for them. You know that'll be a good safeguard to have in place Because you know obviously their you know their exposure level is probably you know fairly high with this. Many kids are in those schools right. Tackle the miles bloomberg out of the fort collins colorado and this was the question. It seems like i was asking this three years ago. This was a question. I was asking kind last summer about. What's that what's the first event that's gonna take place you know where where there's going to be a more more of a large gathering we've got so used to hearing postponed or cancelled or hey. Was this this type of rhetoric for quite some time miles. Do you have any inclination of of what that i event might be. I mean it. Let's talk about warmer times. Sigua do you have any ideas on on that. I think they're hoping for this summer. You know there's a lot of you know. Greeley fort collins loveland windsor. They have a lot of festivals and events You know especially a lot of musical events in the summer. And i'm thinking that's hopefully You know when we can start getting people back into these events by then you a pretty. High percentage of people should have the vaccine. You would think so. I'm i'm guessing. June at the earliest maybe july. Well i'm hoping that that's going to be the case and we'll be we'll be done with all this or at least moving. pass it miles boulevard. The fort collins car miles. What are you working on that we can look forward to. I'm working on a couple of stories You know there's there's always been a lot of crime on On east mulberry It's an out by twenty five and the city of fort collins is looking at next thing That that property. So what. I'm looking at as How is the county. Sheriff's office in fort collins police Dealing with the crime out there and then what are they gonna do. Once the city of fort collins. And that's that love it. We'll we'll look forward to it miles as always. Thank you so much for your time. We'll catch up with the next week in. Hey thanks for being an official for these high schoolers to stay warm thanks. We'll talk to you soon. That's miles bloom heart with the fort collins colorado. I appreciate his time as always catching up and That cancellation look i. I it just. It's absurd to me that still. There's nobody nobody is sick. There's no positive covert tests. That came out of that and yet the county health department look and i'm sure i don't want their job i don't envy it. I'm sure they're trying their best. I cannot wait for the day that the the health department doesn't have to be at a game like if they're in the stands to watch great. I hope they're there but no positive tests come out of this. They shut down this game. Thirty minutes before Tip off in. For what i mean. Nobody was sick. That's what we were worried about. Right was people being sick. That's what we're trying to prevent. Nobody was positive with. It's just it's it's frustrating to to watch happen frustrating to watch a health department walk out there in the middle of a college basketball warm up and shut things down Nine fifty two time. Let's take a break. We'll come back and wrap up our number one get set for our number two Couple of fun interviews. Make sure you're tuned for that. A lot of information going to be distributed than it is now presented by the jeanine agency's ah northern colorado's voice thirteen ten. Kfi party a northern colorado's forks thirteen ten kfi k. Don block party wednesdays from four ten pm looking back in no co now presented by the jeanine agencies. Thanks for being with us. On a coal cold thursday you know we talked about moisture we talked. We talked earlier this week about The lack thereof of moisture and water is a necessity. And that's what we're talking today. The terry range aquifer project what is it is it a good idea. Is it a bad idea. The seagull the greeley city council is going to be voting on it. They had a webinar yesterday. to discuss more. But we're going to bring in adam jokers and and shawn chambers with the greeley water to to discuss further about exactly the pros and cons and local. Will answer any questions that you have so if you wanna throw them away you wanna call in while they're here Feel free nine seven zero three five three thirteen ten text. The kkk texan at nine seven. Zero four seven one three zero one nine seven zero four seven eight one three zero one cave. Gay that number. You'll be subscribed and ready to go Want to say thanks to one of our sponsors practice. Physical therapy and sports medicine. Don't waste that surgery you know. they're expensive. I know those bills hurt a lot. 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"From new york this is democracy. Now i wanna think Every amazon employees and every amazon customer. Because you guys paid for all this. So seriously for every amazon customer out there and every amazon employees. Thank you from the bottom of my heart very much. As the world's richest man flies his blue origin rocket into suborbital space here on earth caused growed attacks the rich and let amazon unionize. We'll speak with paris marks. Post the podcast. Tech won't save us. Who's jacob. An article is headlined. Leave the billionaires in space on tuesday morning. Jeff bezos launched into space and promised that his trip was the beginning of an opening to space for everybody but we should actually understand it. As an important public relations move to try to win public contracts. That will allow them to control the infrastructure of space moving forward. We'll also look at the privatization of space with journalists peter ward author of the consequential frontier then jeff bass. Our space trip got nearly as much coverage in one day as climate change. Did for all of this as white men overwhelmingly dominate the airwaves on climate coverage. For at least the fourth year in a row we'll speak with the co editors of all we can save an anthology of essays by sixteen women at the forefront of the climate movement. All we can save right. It's all it's the collective the we it's the possibility in the can is the imperative of the save and then the subtitle is how right truth courage and solutions not like wallow. Cry and give up. We'll speak with marine biologist. Dr hannah elizabeth johnson and katherine wilkinson. All that and more coming up. Welcome to democracy now democracy now dot org the warren peace report. I'm amy goodman. The world. health organization says the number of new kovic cases jumped twelve percent across the globe last week as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread indonesia recorded three hundred fifty thousand new cases over the past week of forty four percent increase and the highest total in the world britain which just lifted all kovic restrictions reported almost three hundred thousand cases earlier today. Thailand and south korea both set new daily records for covert infections. the w. h. o. Says the delta variant is now in one hundred twenty four countries and will soon become the dominant corona virus strain worldwide. This comes this. China has rejected calls by the. Who to open. A new investigation into the origins of the pandemic and earlier probe found was quote extremely unlikely that the corona virus escaped from a lab and wuhan where the first cases were detected but many public health. Experts say key questions remain unanswered over the viruses origins. Meanwhile the united states has announced its borders with mexico and canada will remain closed until at least august twenty first canada recently announced vaccinated americans will be allowed to enter the country beginning august ninth house speaker. Nancy pelosi has rejected the appointment. Republican lawmakers jim jordan of ohio and jim banks of indiana to the select committee investigating january six insurrection at the capitol. Pelosi said quote the unprecedented nature of january six demands this unprecedented decision. Both jordan and banks had voted to overturn the twenty twenty election. And if opposed investigating what happened on january sex when trump supporters violently tried to stop the counting of electoral votes earlier. This week banks said pelosi had created the committee quote solely to malign conservatives and to justify the left's authoritarian agenda house minority leader. Kevin mccarthy responded to pelosi's decision by pulling all of the republicans he'd recommended for the committee on wednesday night during a cnn. Townhall president biden criticized. Those who downplay. What happened january six. I don't care if you think. I'm satan reincarnated the fact is you can't look at that. Television say nothing happened on the six. You can't listen to people who say this was a peaceful march. It did news. Federal authorities have arrested a special agent at the drug enforcement agency for participating in the january six insurrection and for entering a restricted area outside the capitol with his government issued gun authorities also accused the da agent. Marc abraham of flashing his badge and gun outside the capitol senate republicans have blocked a one trillion. Dollar bipartisan infrastructure. Bill from moving ahead but democrats say the bill is not yet dead or fifty. Republicans voted against the measure after accusing senate. Majority leader chuck schumer of rushing the process. The legislation includes almost six hundred billion dollars in new spending on public works projects including money for roads and broadband. The nation's three largest drug distributors and pharmaceutical giant. Johnson and johnson have agreed to pay states twenty six billion dollars to settle thousands of lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis. A bipartisan group of state attorneys general announced the agreement wednesday at least two states washington and west virginia have already signaled they will not sign onto the settlement as part of the agreement. The companies do not have to acknowledge wrongdoing for their role in the crisis. Which has killed over five hundred thousand people since one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. the pentagon's confirmed four of the colombian mercenaries accused of assassinating. Haitian president giovanella moe's once received. Us military training at fort benning in georgia while they were members of the colombian armed forces formerly known as the school of the americas whisked. That's the western hemisphere institute for security cooperation at fort. Benning has been used for decades to train latin american soldiers in combat counterinsurgency and counternarcotics. Critics have long described the training center as the school of the assassins. The us military bombed somalia tuesday in the first drone strike in the east african nation since president biden took power the airstrike targeted militants with al-shabaab who are fighting a us trains somali commando force. Meanwhile the biden administration is urging federal court to sentence drone whistle blower daniel hale to at least nine years in prison for leaking classified information about the targeted assassination program this according to a report in the descent newsletter in march daniel help pleaded guilty to leaking documents about the us drone program which you participated in while in the air force. He'll be sentenced on july twenty. Seventh argentina has become the first country to in latin america to allow gender non-conforming citizens to use the gender-neutral x. marker on their passports and national documents argentine time president umberto fernandez spoken to ceremony wednesday. Where the first non binary id cards were issued keeping him on this. But he like we have the need to open our heads to realize there other ways to love and be loved and there are other identities apart from the identity of a man or woman and they should be respected and they've always existed only that in other times they were hidden here in the united states. Federal courts have temporarily blocked and arkansas law banning gender confirming healthcare for transgender youth as well as a west virginia law banning trans student athletes. The ruling in the west virginia case came after an eleven year. Old trans student name becky. Pecker jackson sued the state after she was barred from trying out for the girls cross country team at her middle school in a statement on wednesday. Becky said quote it hurt that the state of west virginia would try to block me from pursuing my dreams. I just wanna play. She said. Israeli governmental launching a legal attack against ben and jerry's over the company's plan to stop selling ice cream and illegal israeli settlements in the occupied west bank as well as in occupied east jerusalem. Israel's embassador to the united states as as thirty five us governors to enforce state laws. Which make it a crime to support the boycott divestment and sanctions movement or be s. Meanwhile republican senator james langford of oklahoma has called on his state to block the sale of ben and jerry's climbing the company's new policy violates oklahoma's antibeach law ben and jerry's has said continuing to sell ice cream in the settlements would be quote inconsistent with our values unquote buzz. Feed has revealed confidential government. Informants played a critical role in the foiled plot to kidnap and take hostage. Michigan's democratic governor gretchen whitmer. Last authorities have arrested fourteen men in what prosecutors described as deeply disturbing plot. The government's case relied on the work of at least twelve confidential informants including many under the direction of the fbi buzzfeed reports. The informants had a quote hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot starting with its inception the extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have been a would have even been a conspiracy without them unquote. All of the fourteen men who've been arrested have pleaded not guilty. The state of texas has begun jailing immigrants who cross the us border by charging them with state crime such as trespassing as part of a new anti immigrant. Push by republican governor. Greg abbott on wednesday texas authorities announced. Three immigrants have been jailed so far in the town of dili but the number of arrests are expected to soar in coming weeks. President biden has announced plans to nominate one of the nation's leading antitrust attorneys. Jonathan canter to leave the justice. Department's anti-trust division senator elizabeth warren praise. The decision saying it was quote tremendous news for workers and consumers unquote since taking office biden has tapped three leading critics of big tech to top positions kanter at the doj lena con to head the federal trade commission and tim wu at the national economic council. The president of the upcoming un climate talks in the united kingdom has urged nations to ban the burning of coal as part of an effort to reduce carbon emissions. Alok sharma spoke to the journalism collaboration covering climate. Now be very clear on my want. Culp june six we'll be consigned co powder history and she. We are seeing us movements. I mean if i talk about the. Uk's of journey when it comes to co power Back in two thousand twelve less than ten years ago. Forty percent of electricity was coming from a cold. We're not less than two percent. We brought forward today Twenty twenty four by which we will be cold free. Electricity makes the u k will host the next few and climate summit in november in glasgow scotland and other climate news and southwestern iran at least three people have died in protests sparked by a massive water shortage. Protesters have taken to the streets for the past seven days. Iran is facing its worst drought in fifty years amid soaring summer temperatures in canada police in toronto arrested twenty six people wednesday as authorities forcibly evicted un housed residents living near an encampment near lamport stadium according to the encampment support network. Several people who are trying to stop the evictions were hospitalized with injuries and the tokyo olympic organizing committee has fired the director of friday's opening ceremony for once joking about the holocaust. The decision was made after a video emerged from nine hundred ninety eight when the director can taro. Kobayashi was working on a comedy show. Meanwhile spanish olympic swimmer ona carbonell has criticized the olympic committee for imposing rules. That made it nearly impossible for her to continue breastfeeding her child. While out the olympics on wednesday she released a video expressing her quote disappointment and disillusionment after she decided she couldn't bring her breastfeeding sent to tokyo while she competed you so i had to take a very tough decision together with my team. Who's been helping me a lot with my family. Because the japanese government's impositions are not compatible with athletic performance and being with my family at the same time and those are some of the headlines this is democracy now democracy now dot org the piece report when we come back as the world's richest man flies his blue origin rocket into sub orbital space. Here on earth calls grow to tax. The rich let amazon unionized and leave the billionaires in space coming up well tonight night who's Go scary kiss off follow. Pledge i'll get me joe to the right here stuck in the. It'll do this phase of that joel. You sounded stuck in the middle with you by stealers wheel. This is democracy now democracy now dot org the warrant piece report. I'm amy goodman. Joined by democracy now co hosts nermeen shea who are both in new york. Hi nermeen i amy and welcome to our listeners. In view as across the country and around the world where we begin. Today's show with a look at how the world's richest man completed a ten minutes suborbital flight aboard is blue origin spacecraft tuesday jeff as spoken a news conference after his crew landed on a think every amazon employees and every amazon customer. Because you guys paid for all this so seriously for every amazon customer out there and every employee thank you from the bottom of my heart very much. The billionaire amazon founder bazo says remarks drew sharp rebuke washington. Congress member pramilla. Giac poll tweeted. If amazon paid its workers fairly and did not fight. Unionization workers would not be funding the expensive hobbies of billionaires. They would be taken care of their families and living dignified and fulfilling lives giant. Paul also noted that the eleven minute joy ride cost over two point. Five million dollars a minute. Yes it's time to tax. The rich she said stewart applebaum president the retail wholesale and department store union that tried to unionize amazon's warehouse in bessemer. Alabama also responded to those comments thanking amazon customers and employees for paying for his space flight. These are people who put their lives on the line during tan janik and did not receive adequate support from jeff bass in the middle of the pitch damage. He even cut people's wages when he didn't need to. People are big forced to work in missions where their health and safety is not big adequately Acted there was so much more jif based should be doing for is employees as as a rocketed into suborbital space with his brother as well as an eighty two year old aviation pioneer named wally funk and eighteen year old oliver damon of the netherlands. Who was his first paying. Customer damon is the son of joseph damon the ceo and founder of hedge funds somerset capital partner. It's unclear just how many millions damon paid for the seat for more. We're joined by two guests and saint. John canada paris marxists with us. Host of the podcast tech won't save us and writer whose article and jacob is headlined. Leave the billionaires in space and joining us from the uk is journalists. Peter ward author of the book the consequential frontier challenging the privatization of space. We welcome you both to democracy. Now paris marks as you watched the richest man on earth rocket away from it for just a few minutes. Talk about your thoughts. It was first of all. It's great to join you amien or mean. It was wild to watch that right. You know for so long. People have been criticizing. This have been saying that is not something that we should do but to watch this the richest man in the world man who admitted after his bite that all of his wealth comes from the workers who worked for amazon who have been underpaid who have been mistreated for so so long and then to compare that with the stories that we've been seeing in recent weeks about you know the fires in british columbia burning whole town to the ground. The wet bulb temperatures in pakistan. The flooding that's happening in europe. It's just it's just wild to could these stories next to one another and to see that at a moment when we have so many crises even beyond the climate crisis that we need to be dealing with that the richest and most powerful people in the world are turning their eyes away from the planet into the stars. peter hallward. You've written a book on The privatization of space. So just could you give us some broader context. When did this begin. Who is peter. Amandas the founder of x prize. What is that And where do you see this going. It's it's only been a twenty years or so since this idea began. Is that correct. Yeah yeah that's correct. So now she goes back the Example of space tourism happen in russia. Actually the russians tried to do things when they were thinking of decommissioning. The mir space station. So while i was writing the book i looked into the into the history of the uninstall high surprising. The russia did it. I i think that was a source of embarrassment for some of the american space and tedious. Us today. mandis launched an x price to try and get some essentially an easier way to get to space could space tourism. On one of the entries was the vehicle the which upon cinnamon she used to get into space. So i think in terms of the future where this is going obviously there will be more space taking extremely wealthy people on twelve eleven minute. Jerry's into space. It's not going to slow down. This was obviously the proved. Jeff bagel sandwich. Lebron's will try it themselves and then they believe it's safe I can't see the price. Abba coming down to the point like jeff bagel says everyone will have access space. Just doesn't seem to stick. This is always going to be something for the wealthy on it. It's kind of sad. I mean if you if you compare yesterday's event to say the moon landing You know that was the source of great pride the whole world. Yesterday we just kind of saw mon having a midlife crisis in front of us possibly the most expensive midlife of course. Well i also wanna ask peter about the potential militarization of space not just its commercialization. A comment made by by peter diamandouros. He said a basil doesn't need to compete to beat ilan elon. Musk he needs to beat. Lockheed martin and boeing having the number one and number three wealthiest people on the planet using their money to open space is extraordinarily. So can you explain. What exactly does he mean. By that he needs to beat. Lockheed martin and boeing what he's referring to the majority of the the money in space is still from military contracts. So you see spacex x and blue origin. Now have a massive lobbying kitty. They spend they have a lot of people on capitol hill. They're going after those military contracts have been going for a long time. That's where the money is. That's where the essentially taking public money and using it fund own space tourism after his sub orbital flight on tuesday. Jeff bezos told msnbc. The trip reinforced his commitment to addressing the climate crisis moving polluting industries to space. We need to take all heavy industry all polluting industry move it into space and keep birth as this beautiful. Jim of a at that is going to take decades decades to achieve. But you have to start and big things. Start with small steps so paris marks if you could respond to will just send the polluting industries not deal with polluting industries stop them from polluting but will just pollute space. What does that mean. It's an absolutely wild statement right and especially his admission there that it will take the hades to do like you know as i was saying in this moment we're seeing the climate crisis accelerating climate. Change is not something that's coming in decades down the road. It's here right now and it's getting worse with every single passing year so i think that we should see that statement as the climate. Denial at it is if we are serious about addressing the climate crisis then by the time moving industries to space becomes realistic. And i don't even think that will be in decades. I think that is a wildly optimistic than we will already have transformed the production systems. Their transportation systems the other systems that we rely on to make them sustainable so that we can live on this planet. So then why would we even need to move them to space in the first place. It's just a statement that makes no sense. And as jeff bezos is saying these things. It's important to understand that you know he personally still living. The life of a billionaire has massive personal carbon emissions by his company. The company that built his two hundred billion dollars of well amazon increase its emissions by nineteen percent last year alone. So you know. I think that we can see this as a way to distract from the real problems that we face in the here and now with solutions that are never really going to come well during his news conference on tuesday and just again to point out the amount of coverage this scott cnn. I thought moved their entire operation down to west texas to cover this minute by minute so that you didn't miss anything and let's compare that to the climate crisis right The coverage of all the shows on broadcast television for those minutes got more coverage the hours leading up to it and after it then a year of coverage on of climate the climate crisis. But let's go back to another clip of jeff bezos This is jeff bezos talking about infrastructure. I want to turn to the news conference where he called the flight. A small step towards building a road to space. You can tell when you're onto something and this is important. We're going to build a road space so that our kids and their kids can build the future and we need to do that. We need to do that to solve the problems here. On earth this is not about escaping earth. We are going to build an infrastructure. Just like what. I start amazon. I didn't have to build the postal service or royal mail or joy to post there. Were there were already gigantic. Worldwide infrastructure to deliver packages that infrastructure. Today is for space just way too expensive and it doesn't work. I mean peter were to say that he spent this money. i mean. he's making the point. He built amazon. On the roads that existed the mail system that existed and yet what taxes does he pay. This is really a public funded flight. The amount of millions that he saved in not paying taxes absolutely. It's pretty outrageous on. Obviously when he's talking about those the world to space eat a lot of these people take themselves a kind of railroad industry in america. What america was as being colonized. It was obviously they put the railroads down and then you had all the industry and economy blossom around. Obviously many people mentioned the the destruction of indigenous population on the effects on the environment Luckily you don't have that in space but the really scary thing is if someone like. Jeff bezos were to lay down the infrastructure. What would what would that be to stop him. conducting the monopolization of the space economy. If that was one on if he wants to move the entire industry off planet on he controls the entire infrastructure. He's anti-trust issues with amazon questions. Asked what's to do the same thing in space paris marks. Can you talk about what the defenders of these flights at people who've come out in defense of Branson presumably also a ilan mosque saying that their efforts could set the stage for an expansion of space travel that could end technology that could actually affect everyone presumably favorably. Certainly you know there are a lot of people who say the very same things that jeff bezos said in that clip. That you that you just played right that this is about the future. It's about making it so everybody can go to space and it's also about laying the infrastructure so that we can start to develop You know whether it's colonies or economies that existence face and. I think that we really need to see this as You know the the kind of grand vision for space. That are not really realistic. It's not something that we are going to see in our lifetimes and we need to question whether we should be dedicating so much resources to this kind of grand vision of future. That may never arrive when we're dealing with so many crises in the here now whether it's climate crises housing crises you know the crisis of inequality that we're dealing with And whether we should be refocusing on those you know as the earlier clip that you played at the beginning of jack bazo saying that. His wealth comes from the amazon workers. You imagine if that wealth had not been taken from the workers and was still controlled by them or Controlled by representative government that can then deploy those resources to address these serious crises instead of building a potential space economy or space colony in decades or centuries to come he's now the world's richest man but jeff bass osa spent much of his life focused on going into space in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. The miami herald summarized part of his high school valedictory writing quote bazo swans to build space hotels amusement parks yachts and colonies for two or three million people orbiting around the earth. Saying the whole idea is to preserve the earth. His quote final objective is to get people off the earth and it turned into a huge national park that was from a summary valedictory addresses that year in high school and parish. Marks your response. Yeah you know. That's the same thing that he says today all these decades later and we should. We should realize that those ideas come from his college professor. Dr o'neill who developed the idea for these space colonies that you know. He thinks that we should be living in. You know jeff. Bezos plan is not to colonize mars like elon. Musk would have us do. But to live in these space colonies that would be orbiting around earth or in the vicinity of earth. And we were leave the planet as you said you know return to it sometimes You know for vacations to see the wonderful world where we used to live. It's important when. Jeff bezos talks about the future that we have in space that he imagined that the reason we need to go to space is because economic growth needs to continue and in order to achieve that we are eventually going to run out of energy and resources here on earth so we need to leave the planet and he says it's a choice between stasis and rationing or growth and dynamism and. I think that is a false choice. Can you talk about that. this idea. that a basil's has of colonizing space versus yuan musk's plan to make mars a self sustaining part of the justification for which he says that if there's a third world war want to make sure there's enough of a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring it back and shorten the length of the dark ages pete award. Yeah so the parents. How differing views. Basil's obviously has decided that we need to put a mosque. It's boba it's called upon b. option. He thinks that we should go to mars. On how some kind of human presence on mawes. Just in case we destroy the entire planet civilization species on earth. I agree with with what area in terms of the climate crisis. There's no time to execute these ponds. There's absolutely no time. It will be too late by the time these done. So why do see that there. Is i believe that there is merit in space exploration. It's not done like this not done with billionaires having the way not not with scenes like we saw yesterday. It's just no not what we need to save the planet. It's like prior said. It's a false choice and paris marks. How is the us. Federal government enabling. This you've got musk's spacex which one one hundred forty nine million dollar contract from the pentagon to build missile tracking systems so these are private companies. That are heavily rely on public government. Funding you right. This is the real face of the private space industry billions of dollars in contracts from nasa military and increasingly for telecommunications that are helping companies like spacex and blue blue blue origin. Control the infrastructure. Space talk more about this absolutely and you know i would start by agreeing with what peter said is that i think that there is good reason to want to explore space. But the way that it's happening is not one that we should want to see. And i think what we have seen especially in past few years is that the. Us government has kind of embraced. These visions from people like ella mosque. Jeff bezos Under donald trump there was talk about going to mars how he kind of adopted that idea from moscow from the private space industry and joe biden has said similar things about wanting to embrace the private space industry and so i think we need to be concerned about the direction of this is heading down because there is worry in the united states about the rise of china and one of the ways that the united states seems to be wanting to push back on through militarization in showing its technological power. Is you know by by doing more in space. And instead of in the past where it would have done that through nasa and you know nasa still gave contracts to companies like lockheed and other defense contractors but in this in this period. We're looking at more of a privatization of space. Where companies like spacex and blue origin are trying to be the face of that mission and they are as as you said heavily. Reliant on public contracts even as they claim that they are private companies and this is entrepreneurial and all these kind of narratives that were used to hearing And so. I think we need to be concerned. We need to be watching as this happens because really this private space industry that is being built is being built on public dollars and billions of public dollars award. Could you explain. Both you and paris have now said that. Their many benefits to space exploration of could you explain what what some of those benefits are and in whose hands that exploration ought to be and also as you mentioned peter that earlier was russia that began this commercialization. What are the other countries that are a you know doing this. A space exploration. And even. I'm sorry the commercialization of space exploration short so i mean the advantages of space exploration thing number. One is a great understanding of who we all might become from. Which i think is important. You inspire people to take up Science and technology to to learn more about the world and how they can essentially help it more practical reasons. None of us wanna get by anytime soon. So it's good to have plans in place. obviously We rely on the space industry. Communications satellites vitally important so key reasons why we should be doing space exploration. It's not the worst thing to have the private sector involved. It's just it can't be. They have complete control. That is going to end one way. And you know starts with the huge egos of someone like jeff bezos ends with us hopping all the issues of copses inhaling it. It's just being sent to space. One of the most appealing things about space to most people is that it's almost like a blunt commerce. It's the place where potentially we could go. We could have you know this star trek style utopia but if we do that the private set to do what they want you quickly you get a kind of star wars Nightmare yeah so. It's it's scary through a before we go. You write about mining their resources in space starkly when humans find resources we must we must always kill each other to get them talk about for example minerals on the moon. Yeah so the that you recon mine. Leases on asteroids. We haven't found a way to do it and it cost effective way to do that. That would be a case if we found certain automobile on the moon. If water on the moon you can convert to fuel so it could fuel rocket which is on its way further into the solar system but of course we have this history throughout our species when we find resources we inevitably fight over it. And you don't have to be a huge sci fi fan to see potential whether this is going to hop companies fights and go who uses moon overmars. If you had to call me on mars which is run by a company. You would literally rely on this. Ceo of that company or the show is to provide you oxygen so the potential was some kind of horrible dystopia nightmare. Our in space is really huge. What we're going to leave it there for now we talk about. Jeff bezos the richest man on earth. Who founded amazon. He also owns the washington post. Bought it in two thousand thirteen for two hundred fifty million dollars and it's interesting to see how they covered his spaceflight one headline read. Jeff bezos splash into space on own rocket. Best day ever one bed was headlined. The billionaire space efforts may seem tone deaf. But they're important milestones. Another headline the billionaire's space race benefits the rest of us really. Well i wanna thank paris. Marks host of the podcast tech won't save us and jacob. An article will link to leave the billionaires in space and peter ward journalist and author of the consequential frontier challenging the privatization of space next up as white men dominate. The airwaves on climate coverage will speak with the co editors of the book. All we can save an anthology of essays by sixty women at the forefront of the climate movement. Stay with us. Mistakes i and stash. What smart by liz. Fair this is democracy now democracy now dot org the word peace report. I'm amy goodman with nermeen. Shape and analysis by media matters found. Jeff bezos rocket trip to the edge of space for ten minutes got nearly as much coverage in one day as climate change did for an entire year. Nbc abc and cbs. Morning shows spent two hundred twelve minutes covering the short trip on tuesday and spent two hundred sixty seven minutes covering the climate crisis. All of twenty twenty media matters also found. Whiteman men overwhelmingly dominated the airwaves on climate for at least the fourth year in a row this comes as the impact of the climate crisis continues to be felt around the globe. Dozens are dead in china's henan province after was battered with a year's worth of rain in just three days. Hundreds of thousands had to be evacuated in siberia. More than three hundred thousand residents were told to stay indoors amid record-breaking wildfires. Here in the us the skies are once again thick with hayes as far east as new york city where we are as the massive bootleg fire in oregon and other fires rage in the west burning an area larger than los angeles. This comes as a new report. Found the california. Wildfires could contain dangerous levels of toxic metals including lead. Meanwhile the great salt lake. The largest saltwater lake in the western hemisphere has tied its all time historic lowest levels expected to break that record soon amidst the ongoing drought. This all comes is deadly. Floods swept through western germany and parts of belgium last week. What we spend the rest of the hour. The co editors of the book. All we can save just out in paperback this week. It's an theology of essays. Spice sixty women at the forefront of the climate movement. Dr arianna elizabeth johnson is a marine biologist and co founder of the urban ocean lab and dr catherine wilkinson is an author and visiting professor at the university of the south than text tennessee. They're co founders of the all we can save project we welcome you to democracy now Dr ianna johnson. Let's begin with you if you can look at the globe for us. I mean if we took that view from space the globe from the last of fires in the west of the united states to the massive flooding in china that we're seeing right now the drought of the great salt lake Put this together for us why we should care and what people are doing about it right now. I'm we should care because this is the planet that we have to live on right like we can't actually aw leaves the planet and it is interesting that you open the segment talking about the balance of coverage. We are simply not seeing very much. Climate coverage at all in in the mainstream media. What we see is last year about zero point. Four percent of the major news shows minutes were about climate zero point four percent. So we're not talking about what we're supposed to do. And only thirty percent of the coverage that does exist on climate in major news outlets talks about solution. So we're not having the deep conversations about what we do next. So catherine and i decided to put together this anthology to bring a whole new cadre of climate leaders to the four to expand the the number of voices people were looking to in times of crisis to share the wisdom from women climate leaders and have this focus on solutions as the subtitle or flex that this is about truth courage and solutions not like doom gloom and give up but really thinking about what's next for the climate movement and the need for it to be a very leader for movement if we're going to succeed adopted a analyst with johnson you of course focused on oceans in your own work. Could you talk about the specific impact on oceans and ocean life From climate change you've said when people talk about the amazon rainforests as being the lungs of the world. You say that that oceans are as well. Could you explain. The ocean produces about half of the oxygen we breathe. It has also already absorbed about a third of the carbon dioxide emitted by burning fossil fuels which has turned the ocean more acidic than it has been in human history so we have an increasingly acidic ocean and increasingly warmer ocean. That's very bad for the creatures that are trying to live in. Their son are trying to flee towards the poles when they can move like fish others like corals are often now frying in place. We have just a very different ocean than we had even one hundred years ago but at the same time the ocean can be a place. We can look for climate solutions. And that's been something that's been missed date we we know that wetlands mangrove seagrass is these coastal ecosystems can absorb maybe four five times. More carbon in their soils per hectare then a forest on lands. We think a lot about trees. We don't think enough about mangroves and seagrass in marshes. There's also an opportunity for regenerative farming in the ocean of seaweed and shellfish as a way to feed people are very sustainably provide jobs and the same for offshore renewable energy as another really important. Radiation can be part of our climate solutions. So when i other ocean policy folks looked at the green new deal. We realized the ocean and all the solutions. It's trying to offer us for how to adjust the climate crisis. We're essentially left out. So when i'm not working on all we can save and the nonprofit with catherine i work on as co founder of urban ocean lab thinking about how to make sure we're including the ocean when it comes to climate policy and shepherding this concept of the blue deal that we need in compliment to the green one. And can you talk about the recent hate dome. In the west of the united states and canada that led to over one billion marine animals. Dying young i mean. I think we're seeing now what. Scientists have long predicted that there would be these extreme impacts of climate. And it's just that they're all happening so quickly and at once in the media is covering them in a new way. It's not that these extreme events completely unprecedented we're also seeing the predicted salmon die-offs and other things. So this is a chickens coming home to roost moment. And i'm seeing a lot of my friends who sort of aware of course that climate change is happening but hasn't really hit them. We're seeing people wake up right now and this book we can save is each of these. Essays is really a door into what people can do to the part of climate solutions whether you're a farmer or a lawyer or an activist or an artist or journalist or a teacher there are so many ways that people can use whatever skills they have to contribute to climate solution so we would hope of course. It extreme weather wouldn't be when it's what's what's required to wake people up but hopefully We're we're getting that. Wake up call now. In a way that will really motivate people to to change our relationship with with nature and to change policy in a major way in northern minnesota authorities arrested native american leader environmentalist activists winona luke and at least six other water protectors monday during a protest at the shell river against the end bridge line. Three tar sands pipeline. Last month we spoke to winona about the ongoing resistance to the pipeline. Live three is line that we'd been fighting. It's brand new corridor. you know. it's a brand new quarter through our prime territory. Of wild rise clamp alydar of our territory. And you know we. We've dude tried every process to stop this. I'm someone along with all of these. Other women water protectors and our tribes. We spent seven years in the regulatory processed. And now what we see is. Joe biden sends in a helicopter to go and start hurting our people. Our people have had very little recourse. We have not you know. And so now we're we've we've come to goes down. Thousands of people come to join us. Live duke and others are calling on president biden to shut down the pipeline. This is indigenous leader and lawyer. Cara house Speaking earlier this summer together there are no sacrifice zones are no sacrifice people overlords all of our land all of our water and yet here again. We see some of the most vulnerable people. This place who were on the front lines buck brown indigenous young queer all these people who are typically unrepresented making places yet here we are here all accomplices together. That's indigenous leader and lawyer tara. How ska speaking. At the protests and northern minnesota you can go to democracy. Now dot org to see our interviews. Both with tara and with luna luke i want to bring in dr catherine wilkinson co editor of this volume. All we can save anthology. Catherine tara is one of the contributors to this volume talk about the significance of the indigenous leadership and contribution to solutions to the climate crisis. Tara has a absolutely stunning essay in the collection called sacred resistance and she talks about this to work on the front lines of stopping additional fossil fuel infrastructure and of course indigenous women and indigenous leaders of all genders are leading incredibly important land defense and resistance work around the world and it's absolutely vital work because we know we have a whole toolbox of solutions that we can move forward through things like a clean electricity standard but at the same time react to be slamming the brakes on the fossil fuel economies insistence on continuing to propel itself forward and tara also talks about in that essay the fundamental value shift that really sits beneath all of this work about coming back into balance with the living systems of our planet a position of reciprocity rather than extraction take make waste prophet and and actually really reclaiming the sort of rightful role that humans can have in relationship with this earth As she calls it our mother untouchable. Could you elaborate on on what you see that. Climate change impacts Being on women why women are especially impacted in poor women especially in this country but also around the world in the global south. I think the easiest way to think about it is that anywhere we have existing injustices or inequities in our society as climate change increases as the planet gets hotter. It essentially turn up the dial on all of those things so as we face greater risks greater issues around meeting to cope with access to water food production migration. All of these. Things are more difficult if you are already starting on the back foot so to speak in society and of course gender is one of those lines of inequity and imbalance around the world and so just as you said women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change. But it's not just a story of victimhood right. We also need women and girls to be at the center of shaping solutions. And when we scan the landscape of critical climate decision-making spaces from business to governments and beyond in virtually every single one of them women are underrepresented and that's not just an issue of fairness. It's actually an issue of whether or not we can successfully secure adjusted livable future. There is a growing body of research but centering women's leadership on climate. Such as something. That sounds nice. It's actually a critical strategy for how we win. I wanted to ask a anna johnson last month. Climate justice advocates led a series of actions in washington. Dc demanding president biden congress take meaningful action on the climate crisis over five. Hundred groups signed a letter to the democratic leadership calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies in any infrastructure or economic recovery bills. This is ebony martin of greenpeace. Usa time is now for biden to change. The time is now is to ship and care for an elimination of fossil fuel. Subsidies so i want you to get on the phone. I want you to call all day every day. Ruin their nurse them. No for us. And this is alexandra. Cossio court congressman member of new york. One of the leaders pleading proponents of the green new deal. Here in dc don't understand. Is that well. This may be the hottest summer of their lives. It's going to be one of the coolest summers of our on. We bring the heat so right now. We are seeing a bipartisan infrastructure. Bill that is struggling. Its way through congress. That's already been stripped of so much of dealing with the green new deal as the west is on fire. The east is breathing in the drought in the middle. Can you relate that to who we see on television. When dealing with the climate crisis. According to media matters how broadcast tv networks covered climate. Change in twenty twenty. Only six women of color appeared as guests to discuss climate change compared to ten in two thousand nineteen so the number is going down. Do you see a relationship between dealing with the climate crisis and who we get to see proposing solutions people like you. I like his muted ianna. I think you're making you did hear hear me. Now go ahead if you could repeat what you were saying. I think what we're seeing is that we simply do not have the leaders that we need. That is why we are in the mess that we are in we. As you mentioned it is only twenty percent of people. Speaking about climate in the media. Are women only eight. Percent of people are color. This is our people of color. This is across mainstream News that when it's even covering climate at all and the climate crisis this need to transition from fossil fuel based economy to a regenerative economy this is going to require a shift in all all sectors and that is not way. We're going to end today. We thank you so much. Dr hannah elizabeth johnson and katherine wilkinson. I mainly goodman with nermeen share.

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Do you wanna introduce your that other voice now. Oh yeah hi. How are you doing flooding voice. This whole time and people will just wonder cartoonish. Voices i find this assuring tied yet katie had to take off for a week she She drove up in a writer truck filled with something very heavy and said she was headed in the direction of a federal building. No idea what that was about but shereen is here. This week said something like that. So yeah really really. Yeah being here sharing. Thanks for having me. This is truly an honor. I can't believe you were like we need someone to come in and someone thought of sri. That is surprising to me. But here he's more than someone that was like multiples it was it was multiples. We said turn on the charene signal and so if he was like we spent thank god. We spent a quarter of a million dollars on that signal. We really need to justify that money to corporate by god we did here. We are here we are. Wow that's mean honored. Blessed honored thank you so much the both of you white men are terrible thank you. That's exactly what cody. And i are trying to do everyday convincing people that yeah that's hard. Yeah just just just to get people to say on record Now i mean. Now it's recorded on. They can use that for anything. I ever say you know anytime i trash or white dude. The play that on loop says hashtag not all white men. Oh god where suicide that is. Twitter suicide speaking of white men and of a kind of suicide. I guess we should talk about tucker. Carlson good i love i love your segues are but you surprised me. Every time continue. It's the only thing. I went to college for serene setting layers. Yeah i mean it was four years of intensive instruction than three years of apprenticeship To the anti who runs the segway company until he drove off that cliff in scotland died on a segue r.i.p. Needless to say. I was taught by the best. How do you feel about tucker carlson. Sharon i i wanted to throw up. Just hearing his name. I imagined stupid. Face scrunched up every time. I imagine a steep face and his look on his face just constantly makes me mad. I don't think a lot of people i can just look at. My blood boils. And i just don't like him and do you remember what i told you. Last time you came on behind the bastards. No that you're my favorite person to make fun of and i was like. Oh no did she worby fucking told you remember what i said meeting today. For this event i mean. This is my favorite hobby. I think i'm okay at it. You know like everyone has their strengths. I'm not good at much else So i just love to tear apart dumb white men. And he's one of the dumbest. He's one of the dumbest you know i. I wish i agreed with you. He was dumb. And i think it was a time when we all thought that right when when john stewart had. That was probably the of us. Thinking that jon stewart could be a force for good in the universe when he when he embarrassed dhaka carlson on national tv but then pointing his show cancelled to the point of getting his show canceled but tucker did not wearing a bow tie because it that is not wearing a our. It was a nice moment. It was one of those John stewart. I wish you'd retired after that and never come back into the public eye and it could have just remembered you from that moment in your your appearance on a half-baked which was also pretty solid. And the faculty. Oh and the faculty. yeah before But he had to come back into the public anyway. unfortunately tucker carlson also didn't disappear from the public eye. And he's kind of built over the last really. In particular the last four years turned himself into the mouthpiece of the american fascist movements on cable and he is the most popular cable news host. Something or something. Like three million people tuned into his show every How often nightly right He's very popular and he's He's very extreme. And i i can remember when i first started thinking about him was kind of you know i was doing anti fascist research starting like two thousand eighteen or so is really when i got switched over from studying islamic extremism to that and i mostly focused on like what would actual nazis were saying in their little chat rooms to each other and they kept bringing him up and usually they would say like. Oh he's a cut but he's right about some things but like i. I noticed over the course of a couple of years there being this like growing appreciation for his ability to mainstream white nationalist. Talking points Daniel harper who does a wonderful podcast. I don't speak german and his great researcher Pointed out that. Chris cantwell crying nazi from From the charlottesville unite. The right rally would go on his show in like play tucker segments and then read sections of mine. Comp that like lined up with the point that tucker was making segment. And it's it's i mean i've gone from being like oh he was just another fox hosts to know he might be the most dangerous man in america. Like legitimately might be the most dangerous certainly within the american media. You know. yeah he's the he's the he's like the the attacks like textbook definition of a fascist propaganda. That is what is that his role and that any knows that that's his role. Yes my impulse. Never to give that that kind of person that much credit like i don't want to believe there that successfully smart and a good at what they do but i guess in this case he's probably not that Any he knows exactly what he's doing and feeding the flame of these very hateful people But what every talk last year. Your thing that happened where fox news won a court case saying that Tucker carlson is not journalism because honor journalists. Like you should take him seriously. How does that. Now let's the only thing. I think when i think of him. Now i don't know you about media. It doesn't matter to the people who like him. Alex jones has had the same. Like alex. Jones is his lawyers explained like he's he's not telling the news right he's not like this is like a performance right. That's happened a few times isn't even the first time fox news has gone in court. Argued like no one would mistake. What we're doing. They literally said that. No reasonable viewer would seriously like. That's that's pretty funny recently too. Yeah like were they like. Yeah rachel meadow like she exaggerates. She's a hyper hyper riley. And it's not like it's not straight news. I mean the reason that you would say something. It's the easiest legal argument to make to defend yourself in that situation right Thirteen this isn't real and they know no one's like none. None of madhouse fans. Think any less of her as a of that. And then of carlson's fans give a shit about lee's court i. It's just like none. Alex jones fans giving you know they just want the things to be said to like most people in the country right. Yeah i do think before so before we get like really really deep into this. I wanted. I think that there's an important passage from tucker's Biography okon cody well. Because he is. So he's he is. The things he says on television are are very silly and stupid and you watch any of his monologues go. That's not true or like well. That doesn't make any sense and we could go through many many examples. He did five minutes unlike like five hundred fifth grade book. Report on why. America's great and he like part of it was like how we don't eat dogs and stuff like that sense. He's so especially since abc. Gigs we we. We like like the whole thing is just like also in in the in the segment he talked started talking about like the beautiful trees. America has and it's all photos of palm trees which brought imported it's amazing So he's still a man But i think something that speaks the most to him and what an absolute fraud he is even though he is like he's a smart liar Is this passage from tucker describing. He needs to be a journalist. He actually wanted to work for the cia. Wow they rejected him and So he was in print. And here's this little short short little paragraphs about his first appearance on television. I was heading back to my desk with a takeout hotdog. First of all. What a fancy boy calling it. A takeout hotdog. Yeah i was heading back to my desk with takeout hotdog that phrase. That people use one afternoon when i ran into the receptionist. She asked me what i knew about the oj trial. My instinct was to answer honestly just about nothing but for some reason i taught myself. I asked her why she wanted to know well. She explained dan rathers booker just called looking for an oj expert to go on forty eight hours tonight. Everyone else is still at lunch. can you do it. He was on tv that next. That's his origin. Story is lying about knowing about stuff. And i think that is all you need to know about him. But the fact that he said that himself is hilarious to me like he just to ultimate bullshitter and it worked for him. That's why that's a whole type of person. there's actually a lot of like evolutionary psychology theory devoted to why certain individual like the evolution of over-confidence right Because you have this. Everyone knows about the dunning. Kruger effect right. The idea that the people who are most confident of their abilities often are the least capable in the things that they're most competent about or about right People overestimate their own level of con- confidence constantly and the question is like i read about this in my book. A brief history of ice but the question is like why is that so common because it seems maladaptive right. It seems like it would just get you killed And that wouldn't be such a common thing but it's everywhere it's all over civilization in clearly. It's clearly it's not maladaptive is is the is the reality. So why is that. One of the theories is that you essentially you have to organisms right And a resource in between them food or something. Both of them want it both of them. Neither of them knows if they would win in a fight against the other the one that assumes of course i would win this fight and goes for the food sometimes in might get into a fight in might lose that fight but more often than not the other organisms going to back off to avoid the fight and it gets the food like being overconfident when you have nothing to back it up is actually a really smart evolutionary strategy some fraction of people who have the same kind of brain worms tucker. Carlson has die or get embarrassed on live. Tv and laughed at of civilization but a lot of them wind up millionaires who successfully rich the national political wheel harder towards fascism. Which is a bummer. To think about that way but that's the way it is It is He can say what he wants and No matter how silly or very obviously wrong. It's very frustrating to watch him. Speak actually because it's like i want. I want to speak to him in her room. Like for just a few minutes with no cameras around because he is. He's so obviously aware of how full of shit is But he'll never whomever whomever face that music and it wouldn't matter if he did. There's literally nothing you could get him to same private. That would have any influence on how his oh god vans see him. And that's just not a tucker thing that's an every one thing right. That's why cancel culture is such a ridiculous idea because by the time anyone is famous whatever crimes they commit are very unlikely to have any sort of broad impact against their fan base because everything is a colt today and colts are famously immune to rationality which is coming across as more hopeless than i think it is but on the upside everyone dies one. Sure thing that will happen. That's the only thing we can really know. Everyone does yeah. Death is the ultimate equalizer. Yeah eventually all of these people in all of their fans will be dead in something else will exist and it will also probably suck. But i don't know but then it'll die too. Yeah exactly see. Everything's fine yeah. This is the confidence need. Everything will die but crocodiles and great white sharks yes and he tried to grades antarctic grads of course and the american dream and the american dream so looked up with the funk. What should we her head returning to this subject tucker carlson so about i don't know like a month ago He got on his show and he started talking about like replacement theory. Shit and replacement there. If you'll remember the christ church shooter who gunned down fifty people in mosques. His manifesto was called the great replacement and it was about white genocide. This idea that liberals and cultural marxists are using refugees to replace white people Which is i. Don't think we need to say this in our show but is obviously false. There's for one thing more white people than there. I've ever been at any point in the history of the planet. A if you're of all the things to worry about the anyway it's just it's it's only it's ridiculous but also like who cares your aren't being replaced you are. Your children might look different than if you fucked a white person. Fuck you want like the whole thing is just nonsense. I mean who cares if you really want to say like hey on a long enough timeframe. All of the races are going to get replaced by different races because people will interbred to the extent that people will be different in twenty thousand years than they are today in a variety of ways. Because that's just evolution. Yeah presuppose all this stuff about like like it's it's it's fearful to people who think that That certain races have certain qualities right exactly culture and the cultures connected to it in a in a way that That they can't separate so they're fearful of the this then then they're all going to be like this and it's just nonsense. No in his argument is so funny though. Because didn't he say something about like Like pretend you're in sixth grade your your family A suddenly adopts children. That don't look like you. And they all get new bikes and he was saying that. Like what do you think that like. Oh my parents love these children more than they love me and my white brothers and sisters. It was the most ridiculous parallel ever heard. So he does he makes it dislike passionate like like. This is like white. People are like the favorites of the world or whatever he's trying to say he's very he's very quote good at that like appealing to emotion. Because that's all he has he doesn't have actual information are facts If no constantly it's always always wrong or misrepresenting something. it's always emotion and taking these like very childish analogies. Yes because yes. I guess that is how a child would react if that happened. A that's not happening Be if it were. You're an adult tucker. We're not we've only let tucker is children. Yes they're bad at judgment like the idea that like of course adults are going to act like fucking kids. If something different happens in this like it's so it's so equating like the parents with america like you've mom. The parents are just like mom and dad america and then suddenly there preferring in his in his mind like people of color immigrants or whatever why people are just getting forgotten about their literally being replaced. And it's just blows. My mind is silly. And just like i mean and people do this all the time with like the budget National budget is like your budget at home. Well no it's not. I can't print my own money. I can't like all the all the reasons that silly. But if you want to make a point that's wrong that's how you do it And you get people to to emotionally invest in this idea. Oh that's right. I just love. They like he puts it in words. I like my listeners. Will understand if i acquaint them with a sixth grader. Like you think about how you could extend his logic and it's like well you wouldn't trust and nine year old with a ford f one fifty so they shouldn't be legal because what if a nine year old was able to drive one. It's like well. Yeah children often make judgmental choices. I'm sure he kid would feel jealous in that situation. That's not a it. Yeah that's not a reason. Also some children can be sat down and explained things to and then they'll be like. Oh i guess. I didn't look at it like like that. You're right. I'm not going to act like it's fucking child. It's almost like i feel dumb that we're like arguing this out because we're putting more thought into it than he ever did like. That's not to bring it up to argue it out. I just thought. I l find it to your that. I saw but they're perfectly emblematic of how he presents his his his fascist. Bullshit like you wrap it up this way because it's like folksy and always harkening back to like. Yeah it's all all but the actual message is really sinister which is other things. We don't have enough to take care of. Other people like your family will go without if we provide basic life saving care to to other people have other peoples and the extension of that is if people who are not white in the united states. Have a decent standard of living. It means you're suffering like that is where that thinking goes. But here's the thing and it will probably get to it with one of the Quotes about the the larger topic. We're talking about but one thing that he does that is very sinister. One of the many things Because he says stuff like that all the time You're being replaced. This assist know. They're taking this from from us And you know if if they can do this and then what are you going to have. And so on so forth. He never Put forth the idea that we should take care of everybody. He's not like he's not like a socialist saying should have socialized healthcare. Going worrying bald calls him a socialist. I familiar but like but but there's no but he never. He never actually pears with anything tangible they should be doing. He always frames it like. They're not trying to make your lives better. You don't want them to make their lives better because any suggestion on how to do that. You'd say it's like commie stuff and like it's destroying america. So it's it's it's all these layers of This sinister approach of like they're gonna take everything from you but also like the government can't like stuff. We shouldn't do anything about it. So it's again it's like it's it's national socialists. Is what it is. I just hate him so much. And how he he slips this stuff in where he will say like. Yeah the government doesn't want to you. You don't want them to help him them. He frames himself as like a man of the people when he's like swanson air boy Who doesn't actually want taxes raised or any any sort of social programs. No because that would mean less for him. If other people aren't an absolute desperation tucker. Carlson is at least less relatively wealthy than them and he can't handle that. There's a bunch going on. Like i i the the quote from Last month or i guess month before last that was so unsettling demographic cha- this is tucker demographic changes. The key to the democratic party's political ambitions. Let's say that again for emphasis because it is the secret to the entire immigration debate in order to win and maintain power democrats plan to change the population of the country. The no longer trying to win you over with their program. They're obviously not trying to improve your life. They don't even really care about your vote anymore. Their goal is to make you a relevant and that this is one good example of like how his stuff is because that that is great replacement there. That's great report. now when nazi say great replacement. They talk about how you know. They'll use they use racial slurs. They'll talk about white. People are being replaced like with. You know these lesser human beings. You can't say that on tv even tucker's listeners. Most of them would be like. Oh that's kind of fucked up but you can say this way you can say instead of you know these racial slur racial slur. Racial slurs are going to replace in rape all the white women you say. The democratic party is demographically changing this country in order to gain power. And they're trying to replace you or make you relevant. And the nazis recognize quite. Frankly that tucker's better propagandists than them and i found a good vanity fair article. That kind of broke down the response to dust. Just this broadcast Through the kind of far right media ecosystem uses on four chan. Were saying stuff like holy shit. I just watch tucker's replacement segment. This is a turning point in the program People praised him for quote naming the jew on national television. Which is a thing they do. I think a phrase nazis used to where you're basically saying like your goal is to name the jew and increasingly public places to point out that white america's ills are responsible for the jews. They saw what he him blaming the democratic party as him naming the ju People said shit like hail tucker They compared him to v. Dare which is a white nationalist anti-immigration organization Nick quintez tweeted this week. Tucker redfield four million people in there is nothing the rose can do about it And nick flynn is a. He's a holocaust denier. He's a nazi He's the head of the for movement which is a far right like teen dominated right wing movement He's he's the most of the actual lake fascist activists. He's the one who worries me. The most he's got some strong george lincoln rockwell vibes to me. But you know who doesn't have strong. George lincoln rockwell vibes racing. Safe simplisafe does not. That's right cody. That's right now bring back my all stars rupaul's drag race. 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What does this say each other's as back robert shahroudi rains rhody sharoni. If you guys were like a like a like a road act that would be years roading. I mean road. isn't there too well. Positive shirt like sure rodeo. Yes yes yes all getting here. So i actually wanted to talk briefly about Tucker carlson okay. Good finally that's okay like out of the blue. He's so he's actually been. It's interesting because this the audience has always been there and they've always been hinting at this stuff for years since he got his his show back. Basically there's always been like. Wow he's like can't believe the same like nazi stuff And this is from people both concerned about that and excited about that for years. and There's one piece He did this three years ago. We did a piece on this on some more news. It's if it's called tucker carlson's align craven don's if you want to check it out But it's about this. Article in national geographic about this small town called hazleton pennsylvania and he talks about the demographic changes and he's complaining about like we never like one of his big things like we ever voted for this. We never voted for demographics to change. And it's very interesting in a lot of ways knocking on packet but Most of it. It makes it clear that he did not actually read this article because much of the article is about how and then after a while the town got used to it and now everybody likes it. and like. they're all very neighborly. Some people learn spanish. And like it's like that's what happens over time with immigration. It's fine better moral studies. Like yeah like yes. There is tension right away. That's humans are bad and this is how they act but over time it improves socially economically. All the things get better And that's what the article was basically about And laying out all these quotes from people. He did not mention that at all of and obviously not But it's sort of like this period of time where it's like. He's not doing any work. Actually this is really lazy. And is sort of clear like ours. Sixth-graders writing these things for him and he has had. Nazis have to resign from writing his show. Sure did right scott Scott scott greer. What's his blake. Neff with head writer and he had to resign because people found posts from him that were not there was nazi shit. And it's interesting to me so much. He's able to say like we haven't we he resigned. He doesn't he's not and i've heard people argue this but he they fired that guy and it's like so if for a few years people watching this show have thought. Wow that's like that. Sounds like a nazi road. Like this is nazi stuff. In this way and this way and in this way and this way nazi stuff and then it's revealed that the head writer was like a twenty year old nazi that seems to indicate a problem right Even his his response to this was like you know lofty bullshit. Tucker like we're all human you know when we when we pretend we're holy we're lying and one of the things he said was that We don't i what neff wrote anonymously was wrong. It was wrong. Anonymous was wrong. It wasn't wrong what he wrote on the show. We don't endorse those words. They have no connection to the show. And it's that kind of stuff that's like so frustrating to see said and then have it work then because done by that point like it doesn't matter it doesn't matter but like just like the him being able to say like we don't endorse those words they have no connection to the show will. Actually everybody's been saying your show sounds like it's written by nazis and i got were right. They were correct about that. And now you're saying those words aren't connected is like no we showed you again. He obviously knows but this is. It's just a long long line of these things happening. And nothing ever coming about from it. And then more and more people watch his show and it's maddening is my point. I think i think that's my alter. Yes very mad at you when you were referencing. Nick pointers before the break. I'm looking at the quote and something that really like i like. It just made me like loki like gave me chills scared of this line. But he says like what he thinks. Carlson got right about the white nationalist talking point and he says demographically replacement eighty l. israel. It's all their full red pill. can you feel it. We are inevitable. That's terrifying yeah. I hate them. Yeah see that a lot these days to a lot of With some tourists from the federalist of smelling it out their spelling it out shamelessly like made knew exactly. They don't because it's it's all gotten normalized enough that they don't have to. They don't have to be coy anymore. Than earth to hide the power level because white nationalism is not new it's not the dominant strain of right wing ideology but it is a a main. It is mainstream now is one of the largest chunks of right wing ideology. Now the nowadays you get these People sort of saying like there. There's some still like mask on like quote mask on like that. I can see through that manhood on but but like framing it like It's inevitable not not in this way. Not that fun test inevitable but more in like a the left is going too far. Now we're going to. The right is gonna elect fascist like not trump fascist but like a real fascist. And they're saying it in a waves like we don't want to happen but if you keep acting like this is inevitable i might not even your person but it's gonna it's gonna happen. It's on you. Yeah yeah which is like. It's just like this. Look like the slow normalization of all this stuff and like so. Now they're just saying that it's going to happen and not in a way where it's like it's going to happen and i'm gonna try to stop it. It's going to happen and whatever and that's good because otherwise people will read. I dunno ruby bridges book about being a young black girl trying to integrate into a school in being assaulted by white people And if people read history we need a fascist to make sure that make sure you can't read that history. Yeah or alter it and we haven't gotten to this point yet. But he he compares. What's happening to this country to rwanda and literally the rwandan government like has altered history. Like when it comes to what they've done in like what he's referring to even it's really silly that he's comparing those two things because the he's like. The teaching of critical race theory in schools like lead people to massacre. Right of what that it was like eighty eighties or something. Ninety clinton was president Yeah and a lot of it was driven. A huge amount of the genocide at least ten percent of the total death toll based on the best serve as we have was was driven by. Talk radio. You know by by people who were essentially tucker carlson's in their culture trying specifically to do the kind of tucker's going to do if he ever gets the chance. Yeah the same way like the right. Like people on the right are trying to rewrite. What's happening in. America that's yeah. They rewrote history to make this like national. Like we were in the right the whole time. We did what we could. Xyz it's all it's all sort of circulating this like preservation of myths and stuff. And that's what. That's what tucker of myth i like that large part of the project and like yeah like they want it's why the You know the there's a sixteen nineteen project response trump and his administration of Goof- goofed bouts did there Seventy seventy six project which was literally just like no actually like america's fucking perfect and. Here's how it happened and is just like no we need to. We need to have these nationalists to be true. Otherwise it's chaos like well or like people aren't again. They're not children they can. They can learn things and process them and analyze them in ways. That don't make them jealous. Little five year old. I guess. I think carlson treats his viewers like children at works like it works. That's what's unsettling over. Three million people. Watch his show. Every time it's on any talks them like children and they hooked. They're like yes. They not along and so it's just a little bit unsettling when that actually is the reality. Yeah i mean it's it's Orwell wrote about the two minutes hate in the main thing he got wrong is that people actually want a lot more than two minutes of that every day. Yeah they need at least a tight thirty right at least tight thirty. Yeah even these It is it. Is that like because it feels like the things he's saying. It's written by like like fifth grade. Nazis and it's four like sixth grade like maybe nazis right even his His little like twenty minute segment. About how america's great because we don't eat dogs it was prefaced with him being like there's a lot of news out there folks like we like. It's too much like you know if you get overwhelmed like you'll if you if you pay too much like literally one of the lines if you pay too much attention you'll think america is bad country which is like jerry. Yeah i guess so. The fact yeah but like framing it like and so we're like for the first twenty minutes. We don't really do this. We're going to talk about how nice things are. And then he did this whole thing. About how like yeah look at the lakes we have in the trees are nice and it is just their children that he's talking to. It's very very active policies. You specifically advocate will poison those lakes or sell them off for nestle and lead to the destruction of those trees. Oh wow celebrated. Wildfires ones burning four hours south of me right now and i don't go to. What an hour north of you so close. Wow so close yeah. Interesting won't poison are freshwater lakes and leave our children gasping in the deserts of the future that used to be riverbeds. Can you say with confidence. Whoever is going to be. I absolutely cannot go right okay. These products and services may be part of the machinery of deficits slowly choking our planet. But not a big part. And what what are you going to do. Here's ads twelve now. Okay so i just got to tell you about shopping at home sense. Oh yeah. I need to check. That out is a good. 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For ten percent off their first month at better help we're back and we were just talking. About how more and more people watching tech harrison all the time things not quite true. Yeah robert has good news. We're great based on kind of the most recent data. I was able to find about his show it in like the last couple of months there was a slight drop in overall viewers But a slight raise in a key demographic viewers which is adults Among from twenty five to fifty four so overall slightly fewer maybe they died of covid Because he told them not to get vaccinated. Here's that said he. It's not like he's. He has a solid base of listeners. It doesn't seem it's not like exploding but it's big and it doesn't seem to be really shrinking is so it's possible that it sort of Wearing thin a little bit because he also has morning daytime show now to where he interviews people so like he's just doing so much and wrong all the time so much. Yeah that maybe they're like all right. We like what tucker will i watch. Today he's got two shows out every day at about the the nsa shit. He brought up. Which i i guess. The gist of. It seems to be that tucker. Carlson was trying to or isn't it wasn't the process of trying to reach out to someone within the russian government Who could get a message to putin to try to interview putin right And he started making the claim that the nsa that someone had told him someone within the government had told him that the nsa was spying on him and engaged in a conspiracy to destroy his television. Show the nsa has said they were not spying on tucker carlson which is both alliance drew. I believe they were not specifically spying on tucker carlson. I think they were spying on tucker in the way. They're spying on literally all of us. It's wild to meet at. This is because the state doesn't really make a lot of statements like no so wild. This is the time. Where though mike okay. It's time to come out of the woodwork. Like you know what it's just whenever the nsa or the fbi in particular or homeland security make a specific statement about whether or not a case exists or specific statement about an ongoing case. That's a big deal. Because they're ninety nine percent of the time they do not make any kind of combat ongoing case. It's it's kind of shows that like they. They saw this as something they had to get out in front of right now. That said again the. Nsa is always lying. Because they're the ns right so also the also always liked the liar and loves the attention and love to be loves he loves to be targeted. I will say oh important. Nsa or just upset is finally got revenge for not getting in cia but will say so like there. He's a liar. Essays lot liars. There's probably a reasonable explanation for this again. Like what the same thing with Trump russia stuff where it's like. Yeah we were like spying on like people and then you talked to those people and we'd have obviously like if he's reaching out to especially if they're foreign registered foreign agents in the united states it would totally make sense that the nsa would have gotten a record of like whatever and that said. There's however the president of the kurt one and our government has made it very clear that they view white supremacy as a domestic terrorist threat. And i am generally aware of what the government does with who they view as so it would stand to reason that they could very well be like well. He's the leader. He's the guy he's the propaganda doing all this stuff But it doesn't seem like there's a more reasonable explanation for this than that. I don't think without giving like again. I have very famously. Done some like a. In the past i have communicated with people for the government whose job is to look into white supremacy right I would be shocked if there was any kind of understanding or acceptance at the kind of levels necessary to approve surveillance of an individual. That tucker carlson is a major part of of the white supremacy he is. I would be shocked if that was if anyone with any kind of our. Nsa was willing to acknowledge that. I would be completely shocked I just don't believe that's what's going on. I think it's very likely he was. He was reaching out to somebody in the connected with the russian government. And maybe wanted this interview and and again the nsa hoover's up every single thing every whatever says probably so. I'm sure they're spying on him to that extent. Right yes right But i don't the idea. Dave like they're gonna take down his fox news show which which like is is like not possible. That's the other thing where it's like. He's going to be on the air forever. That's how that's how self important thinks he is like. He thinks he's so important that the ultimate goal is to cancel his tv show. Yeah there was a fun story from axios that suggests he's really angry at fox because They wouldn't like the. He's been blowing beating this drum. That like the nsa spying on me. The nsa spying on me and fox news hasn't covered it at all like they haven't done like the actual news chunk of fox's just kinda like let that one b right that's war especially fox news would be like we gotta fucking talk about this like that. Seems like the kind of red meat that they love. Yeah so the fact that they're not addressing it at all is they also have an issue any statements of public support for carlson nor have they condemned the nsa which kinda sued suggests like either. They know it's bullshit or they're like well we don't want to. We don't want to touch this. This is just late. Yeah right into this. I guess but didn't they so so in the text to is cnn reporter. Carlson called the allegation that he's angry with fox executives absurd. he said. i'm not mad at anyone at fox. If i was i'd say so mad at you for lying relentlessly. What a load some person you are. Please print that. That's that's classic. That's how he talks People ended up a text. Yeah not everyone talks like bay text but yeah no. that's exactly. Yeah even cadences there. I don't like that i. It was a moment of silence for cody's sensitive of inner peace. Oh it's the existential. Overwhelming assault is just so good. You gotta love texas bread. Eat it up dreads. Easily my favorite easily. No question yeah. I don't know. I don't know what to say about tucker carlson Talking about I mean the critical race theory. There's a bigger sub story on critical race theory which is like the speed with which the entire right wing picked this up and like got their marching orders and set to work trying to criminalize teaching of history under the guise of stopping critical race. Theory it's a real problem. It's a whole effectively. They all get on the same message and also campaigns are. Yeah there's something. Also i think too. Because it's not just that they're very effective addicts like a like this from a guy who was like we're gonna his co. critical race theory and we're gonna call everything that and we're going to do this and like it worked really well. They're also really good at. It's not just like they're focused. It's the day shift everybody else's focus right now. You have okay. Well i guess we gotta talk about critical racier. I guess we're going to do a whole explainer on that. It's like i guess that's the conversation now. So there they they introduce these things that are these sort of like astroturf campaigns like oh they look at these angry parents. Gop operatives and things like that but then it gets people angry and then the left has to be like okay. Well all right. We'll we'll do. You wanna say. I can address this now. Because he won't shut up about it yeah We'll continue not dealing with the climate Because we've got a yellow about whether or not teachers can relay basic facts about american history to children without getting arrested right. That's fun and it's like yes It'd be nice to like like that's an example. Have the democratic party. Be able to do that on things like climate and just like. This is what we're going to talk about every day. All of us. You know we were in different states. But we're all talking about this And they just sex so fucking bad at it. They they do They're all useless. By which i mean liberals and the entirety of the mainstream media. They're all completely have completely failed. To adapt to the basic realities of the new world. Enter still clinging to things like the premise of objectivity but only in a way that empowers blatant falsehoods. That will is the thing that they do for a living We're all just kind of marching towards the edge of a steeper and steeper cliff. But you know what cody one of these days. Tucker carlson's gonna die painfully. Maybe cody smile. Before cody true. Now so will everyone you love but you know you gotta you gotta take the bad with the good one. What are we my daughter. No though right never dogs live forever. Never smile number two. I'll talk the week even if even if it did all dogs go to heaven. That's true that's true. Well i don't know about that. It's a movie just go with it even watched cartoons growing up. It's good it's good. Yeah it's kind of scary one of the. There's the two kinds of disney movies. The ones where the bad guy dies at the end and the ones where he doesn't. That's definitely one. Where he he liked drives off a bridge or something. right this stuff. Yeah for sure. Yeah hell was. I think produced serving two regardless. Go there so yeah dogs. Don't go to hell. I don't know what should we. What should we in this on. Something good happened right. something happy i have. I've got something. Okay okay starter sufi. Here's my something that. I just thought from the at checkout on on instagram so in order to get young people vaccinated. Joe biden has posted a young joe biden photo as a thirst trapped to be like i know this young person would have gotten vaccinated. Which fucking kidding me i did. They use the terms. Thir- strap biden's people. No i use. I'm sophie but yeah that's what it is. But it's that's what it is it's and the so gene. The one of this lake this lake fucking like what was the other day there was a picture of kamla and joe and they're walking in there like we get a case of the sunday scary when we're working for the american people like stop fucking talking lake. You're talking president president. Potentially i'm a small lean anxiety. Sorry i just their socially after you guys look how good young joe biden. It looks very shirt. They're also like. I feel like that kind of tactic to be like to just keep doing these. Really stupid ways to try Backstage i obviously think people should get vaccinated too but it kind of this is going to work but also feeds the people that are like the government is forcing us to get vaccinated. Why are they trying so hard. Why are they trying so hard. And it's like i don't like that. Their attempt is kind of doing the opposite of what should text vaccines like. Will eventually i understand. Is we have the government talking to you about this stuff but also get the vaccine. But also like yeah. There's one person that kind of made me. They made me feel like. Because i don't trust the garden we should never trust the government but me getting vaccinated was like they trust the government more than i do or they don't trust more than i do like i. They're not going to get vaccinated because we don't trust anything like your your sheet. You don't trust in the sky. Don't trust this photo of young. Joe biden telling you to get back did before the vaccines even created. No sign i. I will agree with you. The government has a shitty track record on just about everything you know. What as a great track record the concept of vaccination reassure hand. If you know someone who died of polio. Yeah look the argument. That i've seen some time just like we. Cancer has been around for years. We don't have a cure for cancer and it's like shut up like convicted of cancers. Actually love treatments for cancer. Doesn't cuba of a lung cancer vaccine. Yeah it's a specific type right but yes still have sir is what i'm trying to say it's like they. They'll list different things like there's no cure for this yet. How could it be cured like it's hard. Don't think stem cell therapy. Also it's not a cure back home cure also like it was very clear like if your point is that we should actually like pool all of our resources together and quickly try to cure diseases so everybody can can have like healthcare. Then make that point. But that's not what saying they're just making excuses military and try to make that happen for you but you're right the aircraft carrier money and put it towards doctors. Yeah but like with. They're all they're doing is saying like not not recognized a gift for a year. Everyone was like we. Gotta we gotta make a vaccine. That's the goal so we did that If only we could do that for other things. Had a differ fucking tactic. That wasn't insufferable on social media to make it happen but i'm curious robert. What was your happy thing. I do have something happy. So there's trump no saving that for later tonight. Though when i'm in bed with mitch mcconnell nothing gets which mcconnell off young pictures did nothing. Nothing gets his powder out later nothing. Nothing spurts that dust from his dryer. Neither is mitch rain shit. So there's this pastor. In oklahoma named jackson law mayor les meyer. Something like that. Who's running primary challenge to republican senator james langford and he's running to the right of this guy right and he's yelling. That langford didn't challenge the certification of joe biden's election victory He's a pro january sixth capital attack kind of person. A huge mega guide over the last couple of months. He's like embraced cunanan. He's done like pictures with q people and like he's clearly trying to use cunanan to like help get elected right There was a problem though earlier. In july Someone took a picture of his daughter on the campaign trail. She was wearing red shoes. Now because queuing on people all have given themselves a terminal case of bremen's they're convinced that red shoes are how members of the cabal secretly signal while in public that they're pedophile. A bunch of people are convinced that this q. Like this this pastor's daughter is a pedophile and he had to take to facebook. And like complain about this I've been the ministry for years never any accusations whatsoever now all of a sudden it being accused of everything under the sun by one particular woman and some people don't have enough discernment to determine right from wrong. Unfortunately i have to say it because people are asking me. I'm no way involved with child sex trafficking. Pedophilia or devil worship worship. If you believe that it actually says more about you than it does me. It's just so funny because it's like yeah motherfucker. That's what happens by the way. His daughter in this is like ten. Oh my god. Yes so. I don't know i think maybe they're saying that her red shoes or like assigned that he's a pedophile right. It's yeah it's horrible nonsense per like that's why you don't if give these people the time of day or or treat them like they're legitimate because it just makes more of them and they just get more and more hinged you can't control them you fucking idiot but also one of these days. Yeah and if you haven't heard about that like oh. I did consider that until you said that you like mentioned that i will associate you with these Just even though the reason why it happened is also very frightening. Sometimes wild the. It's so like it's just such a. There's people align their houses whose families won't talk to them because they're clearly deranged spending all of their time looking at like photos and videos of People they've never met but are convinced are part of a satanic conspiracy trying to find more reasons to believe in that conspiracy. That's all it is one of the things they they. It probably like the wizard of oz. Dorothy was really going through it. You know like that was that's a pedophile movie. No she just needs the red shoes. I mean probably worth some pedophile involved with that movie because it was hollywood but yeah. That's really the first shoes i think of are. Are those for some reasons. I'm just like i wonder why is very famous red shoes. Yeah the are very famous shoes. Look the yellow brick road. No i'm not even gonna okay. No no we should just bring this. We should bring this to an end and don't mind very terrible joke. Let's do that. Cherie find online helping. Unfortunately i am on line one. Follow me it's shiro hero. Six six six on twitter and just Shiro hero on instagram and You so i am. Sorry i am sorry. We're all sorry. We are sorry that we didn't spend more time talking about the powdery nature of mitch. Mcconnell's a jacket. It's our next week. it's not like what are we going to shame how he is. No shame him for the fact that sometimes spider eggs get caught his pee hole and he. Jackie lights live spiders with the dust him for that. I don't know why don't body shame people you disagree with. Okay that is fair. I agree with that Might and yet here we are and his powder his partner powder. I could make a joke about the movie powder which was made by a pedophile. But instead it's gonna end the episode. Good i leaving darrell. Lovely worst-ever year ever is a production of iheartradio for more podcasts. From iheartradio visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Bipartisan deal to invest in america's infrastructure roads bridges water the electric grid broadband to all members of congress. Support this bipartisan agreement. America start your engines. Because we're ready to go paid for by business roundtable wherever is brought to you by better help. 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September 30th, 2021

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

49:26 min | 3 weeks ago

September 30th, 2021

"Eric hi candidate. Hugh hewitt live inside the beltway on this thursday september thirtieth near of our lord. Twenty twenty one. And i'm here to tell you that high schools all across the land have bad musicals every year. Now they're not awful. Some are actually pretty good but most of them are pretty bad. Some of them are terrible. There's a bell curve of highschool musicals but they usually feature one or two people are overacting extremely well one or two people whose voices don't quite reach the level. You need for broadway or even dinner theater at the local summer playhouse. They're just high school musicals and they're fun and they're good and they're done by high school kids and no never go down as great drama or great theater. We have our version of that inside the beltway this week. Now whether you're listening to me in washington state or the tip of florida whether you're in san diego and waking up early in america's finest city or up in may driving around the wonderful streets portland or national. Herman chester today is theater day in dc. We have a lot of theatre going on in the financial times. We have the headline. Joe biden locked in precarious talks to save landmark legislation in the new york times. Democrats move to avert shutdown but divisions imperil. Biden's agenda then in the washington. Post biden pelosi embark on late scramble to save trillion dollar infrastructure bill. A second headline in the washington post biden sticks to his dealmaking strategy and some democrats want him to do more to bring holdouts on board then. Finally from the wall street journal infrastructure. Bill's fate uncertain headed into planned house. Vote okay here's what's going to happen. The squad is gonna roll over. Afc enter three. Buddies are gonna cry on the floor. They're gonna get private assurances that next week. The three and a half trillion dollars will pass. It's all pantomine. It's a giant game of charades. The democrats never fall apart. They're going to win. Inflation is going to win. You are going to lose next week. They will roll over. Kristen cinema and joe. Manchin and maggie hassen in new hampshire and mark kelly in arizona. And cortez masto in nevada and raphael warning in georgia. All of them will roll over as well and another three and a half joined by the end of the week seven trillion dollars. Been this time next week. Seven trillion dollars spent on top of the two trillion earlier this year nine trillion and on top of all of that last year's covered relief pass by a bipartisan measure. There's going to be so much inflation. Well let me do the financial report. Early me brought to you by birch gold. Every single day. I tell you what what's happening in the markets. Yesterday the dow went up ninety points. The nasdaq went down thirty as they turn around on. The thinnest develops that the democrats will not drive the fiscal sanity. Saturday of the united states over a clip. The pretty thin help the ten year treasury jumped up to one point five four percent because they know as soon as one. Or both of these bills pass inflationary pressures will go through the ceiling. And everything you've been banged for is going to go up five ten percent. Gas is gonna skyrocket. Gold is at seventeen thirty began. Its march north. Yesterday i believe and one thousand seven hundred thirty. If you wanna buy some goal just the bullion where you wanna buy. American eagles or maple leaves. Send my name. Hugh h two forty seven forty seven forty seven or visit hugh gold. That's no way to do it. That's the best way to lay against the winter. That is coming to the value of your savings. If you've got money being money market account not to work you're gonna have to find some investments. I use mutual funds growth funds. Iu's amazon real estate. Diversify and gold. Why because the dollar if they print as many as they plan to print this week and next it ain't gonna be worth what it used to be. Now that's the big story of the day. That's the market update. Mark davis of sitting in for me tomorrow. He'll bring you the the big dramatic inclusion that they spent five trillion dollars or at least they spent the first choice and a half of it. The infrastructure belt. Nancy pelosi promised to vote today. She doesn't have the votes unless the squad goes along the squad roll rollover and they'll cry softly in the corner and pretend like they always do. They're never going to win the spelling bee that gang now. I should send them the new. Vince flynn novel enemy at gates. You've heard kyle mills on this show. It's a number one bestseller mitch. Rapp novel chair them up. It would have a good guy winning. They think they're the good gals and they think they're losing and they're not losing their helping. Nancy pelosi cement or quote legacy which will be forgotten as soon as the doors on the chamber called the vanity of washington. Dc is really a mess. you know. john chancellor is of course you don't john. Chancellor was the biggest guy in news forty years ago. The clock marches on. Everybody forgets every even the people get buildings named from rayburn rayburn is. Of course you don't know rayburn is. Here's the nancy pelosi of his day. You might get a building but nobody knows who you are. It's all vanity. I wish they would just leave us alone now. The important stuff that happened over the last two days happened in the senate and the house. But i've been waiting to play for you. The key takeaways and i want to start with secretary defense lloyd austin talking about what were we supposed to be doing. Afghanistan preventing a terror attack in the united states. What have we done. Cut number one now terrorist organization seek ungoverned spaces so that they can train and equip and thrive. And and so there. There is clearly a possibility that that can happen here going forward. Our goal is to maintain a laser. Like focus on this so that it doesn't happen aright laser. Like focus doesn't happen over the horizon. Sure chairman of the joint chiefs mark milley responding to a laced of at least a panic from new york said. Here's what you have to know about. Terrorism cut number two. I think right this minute is lesser than it was in nine eleven however i think the conditions are set or could be set and i testified to this. Say it again. I've said many times The conditions could be set for a reconstitution of al qaeda and isis And i gave some specific times in my statement. And i stand by those. I think that the It's a real possibility in not too distant future. Six twelve eighteen twenty four thirty six months that dina timeframe for reconstitution about isis. And it's our job now. Yeah under different conditions. But it's our job to continue to protect american citizens against tax from afghanistan. You get that six months twelve months. Eighteen months twenty four months thirty six months now. Al-qaeda attacking us from afghanistan that be during the joe biden years. General milley continued. Tell you about how the taliban takeover has been a boon morale among the terrorist. Cut number. Three i think taliban couple significantly emboldens the radical jihadi movement globally. The analogy. i've used with many others is likely will put a shot of adrenaline into their arm. Their grandfather's defeated the soviet union in the war in afghanistan many many years ago and they are taking this on their own networks right now and declaring it a major victory so i think it's a big morale boost. Of course it is. They beat the united states. We ran away secretary of defense. Lloyd austin was in a cuna with austin scott congressman from texas about the status of afghan pilots who fled that country a month ago cut number four in their hundred and forty five afghan air force personnel. And did stan. They flew sixteen aircraft into that country on august the thirteenth ish. Now september. the twenty ninth. We need to get them out of stand. These are people who trained with us. They fought with us that they did everything that we ask of them. And we have gotten no assistance at all from the state department to move them. And i'm asking all three of you for your help in addressing the issue secretary austin we need to help acknowledged her wheel will get what state right away to see weekend. Yeah they'll get with. I say a prayer for those afghan pilots because we will get with state right away. What they've been saying. All the american citizens the the green card holders the eligible. They've been telling that for months and then nothing happens. There's this is the one month anniversary of our out. The thirtieth and the taliban are killing people every day. You wanna find out anything that anyone has said about afghanistan head over to my search engine widget and hughhewitt dot com type in afghanistan. You'll find conversation with david transcend stanley. Mcchrystal you'll find conversations with george w bush dick cheney afghanistan has always been front and center on the hugh hewitt show right now. We're just looking at the remains of the day. The defeat that we've suffered. But i'll come back in philly in with more of what general milley and general mackenzie and secretary austin had to say. Yesterday when we return to the hugh hewitt show brought to you by relief factor dot com nineteen dollars and ninety five cents get you started on. Relieffactor dot com. I talk about it three times in my daily show at the bottom of the first hour when i take it and then an hour two and three when remind you to take it depending on when your commute begins because relieffactor dot com works. It's the only supplement. I've taken in thirty years of broadcasting declined every other opportunity to take a supplement. And i'll tell you why because relieffactor dot com actually works. I carrying kirkum and verizon omega temporarily for the relief of minor aches and pains temporary support for the relief of minor aches and pains. And you can't do better than that. Three weeks starter. Pack nineteen ninety-five back. America i'm hugh hewitt joined from israel by dr michael lauren former ambassador of israel to the united states former deputy minister in the government. Good morning michael lauren. Welcome back to the hugh hewitt show so good to be back you how i am good this week. Not tally bennett. Went to the un and he said basically iran has reached breakout moment and he said words will not stop iran. What's the message there. Dr orrin is saying the attack on iran is coming. Well thought he buried that line. I looked it was it was it was a minute. Eighteen of twenty five minute speech Buddy said it. He said words alone will not stop. I wishing set it up front. They wish he had said like fifteen times over through church. Chilean manner But the answer is yes. The fact is israel's cannot coexist with a nuclear arm lawn team even coexist they thresholds. Eli ron that could decide. Negate to make a bomb within three days of the united states probably can that russia china can't 'cause he's attacks us tomorrow with a hundred thousand rockets. We gotta go in and that eleven. We keep hearing situation. We're going to have a nuclear weapons. What that's about it completely erases are maneuverability. And so we can't just with it and if they make that move and i've i've gone on record saying that could make that move in the winter. When the weather's bad air force be effective and the world is going to be reoccupied with with corona. We're going to have that. I think they'll make that move during the olympics because they're going to count on restraint by the israeli government during the olympics but they were reach breakout point. Do that's that's everyone's list when dick dictators do stuff during the olympics remember putin in ukraine. So tell me dr orrin. How much will it take to reduce their ability to degrade it. You don't have to destroy era. you don't have to topple the regime. You just have to degrade their nuclear weapons in richmond ca cap capacity. Do you have any idea what it will take I have an idea. I'd rather not go into details about it Your israel's does not have to get these. The united states has talked about it several times on this program that wish she had We do not have strategic bombers that we have other means and. I think that you could set back spoken of significant late you know. Keep in mind historically empirically. There have been two hostile nuclear programs in the middle east near the possibly. You'll probably the targets those nuclear one in syria iraq. Israel took them both out militarily and they've never been rebuilt since So we're we're we're two to to on that much much bigger nuclear spread out. It's in the country. That's actually bigger. I this is also stronger today than it. Was you know thirty forty years ago. So keep that in mind. Do you believe that moment you. The country would launch any kind of degrading attack on the iranian nuclear capacity. That has below would strike. So do you believe in a preemptive attack hezbollah what have to occur at the same time as a strike on iran. You can't live out. You can't rule it out and you know there's a conventional wisdom here that says that lebanon's morass. There's no food. There's no electricity. There's no gas Has a restraining effect on full. I think it's just the opposite. We cannot bomb. Lebanon backs stone-age because they're already into stone-age and if you do bomb his eleven on bases controls lebanon declaring war the world community would come down enough west that will already causing undue You know undue agony country. That's already in undo So i think this is the situation in. Lebanon provides a shield for them and make them more sort of battle ready. But you know it's interesting. Dr orrin is that in order to attack iran you have to attack hezbollah order to tackle has belie- you have to mobilize in order to mobilize you have to let iran know that something's coming. How in the world do you solve that triangle. Well first of all been i. I've long been critical. Lavar our attitude towards his and toward hamas we basically play. Ron's gang either these are running. Fox's yes during the may fighting with how much ninety five percents the rockets there were actually made any ron and was fired back at hamas. Why aren't we firing back at these countries of sending him off the country that send his bolo. I think every walk into passes over our border. We should take out an oil refined. I really do but not should be the new calculus but isn't my my problem. Your problem which is going to know you're going to tell the punch. No no no. I think that the first time you would go against iran and his side whether they want to react. But you're not mobilized the mind the major threat here is the nuclear threat. You know tom. Friedman keeps on quoting some israeli officer over and over again saying the major threat is really thinks the missile threat. No no. He wants to believe that 'cause he wants to downplay the nuclear issue. That's conference agenda. The fact industry is an existential threat is the nuclear. Issue is a nuclear bombs. A nuclear program the missiles. Okay got one hundred sixty thousand blocking you know. There's some big rockets. We'll we'll survive great civil defense. We've got iron doll. We'll take care of at the major blow. Were that note. Michael oren thank you. Follow me. Dr michael orn. Dr michael oren over at twitter dr. Michael oren twitter during the break. Why don't you also please go over to hughhewitt dot com and make a contribution alliance defending freedom. Make this thousand dollar thursday. I know some of you have very deep pockets it you know. How important eighty is the preservation of religious liberty in the first amendment. The united states. How important it is to your church your synagogue. It's a tax deductible donation. Make it thousand dollar thursday. Go over there. But whether it's ten dollars a thousand dollars please be generous to alliance defending freedom. 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Here's what my prediction is. Everything passes and they spend all the money after pretend drama. What do you think. Well if i had to guess from the outside and you don't really know I mean the best. Intel's the people managing the with news. Obviously and it's possible they don't know but my guess is immigrants are are not gonna leave that that One point two trillion infrastructure money on the table that they'll pass that at some point. You have always been skeptical that they could get another big reconciliation bill through the senate I don't i don't. I don't think it's just mansion. I think there's a half of those democrats who would prefer not to vote on something particular tax increases but we will see They're going to have. Typically i think getting the debt limit increase eventually seneca Because schumer did not put the instructions for one in the last budget resolution and So far saying i'm not gonna finance you know your deficit spending. They gotta go back to you on the budget committee. Jim where you're on your budget committee. I always avoided that. Well i think they've got to go back and amend the budget resolution reconciliation instructions. It takes two weeks. They better get started exactly. And that's the point and mcconnell's been saying this for months. He's the best republican wiedersen dole. In my opinion. I mean yeah. He's just and he's been saying for months. Look we're not gonna finance this enormous deficit spending. You're going to have to do it. And yet schumer did not put the instructions in the last budget resolution. So you're right. It takes a couple of weeks and I know that schumer is really faced up to that. Yes i think. I fought for months us. At the infrastructure bill would eventually passed. The house would take what the senate gives just as they did in two thousand nine. This is going to the house and not just because the progressives don't like it's not big enough it's going to sit there in the house and have the senate serve you a bill and say no. We're not going to conference. This is our bill. You taken a leave but they all passed macaire on that basis. I think they'll pass the bill. That's my guess that requires that the squad swallow their pride and get real climbdown that they climbed down and i am betting that they climbed down. And it's just like they did on iron dome we'll have tears wailing and in the end they will actually just politicians. They're going to negotiate with individual senators. I mean this has been going on for a long time. And they're not gonna get individual. Senators say oh. Yeah we're going to give you what i've mentioned. It's not gonna do that. So this is my guess. But what i don't know is behind the scenes pressure being put by the different interest groups. 'cause they're not there anymore. There's some things you really only know by going out and talking to people day after day you have to see how they're moving and what they're thinking. That's what i used to do. When i was with the i would. I would talk like every few days to the people that i knew. Were going to be in the middle and you get a feel for what they're eventually gonna do. You know senator. I believe that if christians cinema stand strong against the three naturally and says now that she's elected for life and will be on a national ticket. Someday i believe that will empower her as a genuine moderate democrat and if joe mansion if they jam him too hard he could flip is he's not really a republican but he could be the most liberal republican in the caucus and they'd probably give him the chairmanship of anything he wanted. Am i right. Well certainly would be willing to make some kind of deal like that They protect seniority. Even he wouldn't have to go in as a You know as a freshman and there's a lot of pressing for that. Yeah you know what Doing what you think is right is actually not a bad thing to do politically. Kennedy's not adverse cinema. Go to the white house and be hammered at by the president forever. She just keeps college. You went three times yesterday. That ever happened to you jim talent. Yeah sometimes i mean you can't really say no to go in to see the president But you just keep telling the president the same thing What you're gonna do. And why. I mean Yeah i i i don't. I've been skeptical. You that they would get another big reconciliation bill through the senate and i don't think it's just nanshan and cinema. I think there are others that do not want to have the vote. Particularly on the tax increase provision. You don't hear laps string to pass a budget resolution with this big number in it. 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Well senator i'm curious you're on finance. You're one of the guys who control the taxpayers according to national taxpayer's union. You know what's going on. The reconciliation instruction didn't include an instruction to raise the debt limit. So i think they have to amend the budget resolution. I think it's got to go through you. Where are we on all of the five trillion dollars in two chunks that the democrats want to pass this week. So obviously they're stuck. This is a fight between the left and the far left and they're not really willing to have any conversations with us at all as they're trying to figure out how far they can go and you've got some folks on the left saying are we crazy. This is another five trillion dollars that we're trying to put down after we put two trillion dollars down earlier this year. And there's some folks saying we need to stop and think about this age joe manchin. It's multiple others there on the democrat side and then there's the far left saying. Oh no. This is our moment to make history we wanna be. Fdr like We wanna be the historic congress. That made the big entitlement program ever and and so. It's our moment in the sun to go do all of this. So that's the big fight right now and there's quite a few folks that are in the mix that are on the left. That are really duke it out. And quite frankly the tax payers and our economy or the one sitting there saying. When are you guys gonna just wake up to the fact that we don't need to do this with the economy is is precarious as it is right now with employment and all the issues that are they're dumping another three to five trillion dollars morning entitlements make it worse now senator. I really appreciate when you come on because you do have the gift of explaining complex thing. I mean you worked with teenagers. For how long did you run falls creek for fifteen years okay. So you're used to break it down for teenagers. So i want you to break down for the steelers fans who are listening and everyone listening. We spent a lot of money in twenty twenty on kobe. And that was bipartisan. It was necessary. I think it was four. Trillion was it five trillion last year. A little over three and a half three and a half trillion so that was last year. We've spent two trillion this year. That's five trillion. So the democrats want to double the amount of money we've already printed that's ten trillion dollars in two years. Would would you explain the audience. Why that's a terrible idea. It's a terrible idea because it obviously causes inflation. We've already watch what happened when we were coming out of all the pandemic earlier this year when they dumped two trillion dollars on the economy at that moment as the economy was rising. It's caused all this inflation. It's caused all the problems that we have employment Across the country you can't dump two trillion dollars into an economy until people to start spending disincentivize work at the same time which breaks down the supply chain That's that's all over the country You can't do that at the same time and not have inflation like what we have right now. Just basic economics So for many of us that we look at this and say why are you looking at three. And a half trillion at least in new entitlements to give you just a picture of what they're trying to add on top of the entitlements the federal government already has if you add up the total budget from every state in america all fifty states their total budget is two trillion dollars a year. They wanna do three. And a half. Trillion dollars of new entitlements. On top of all those things on top of the entitlements. We already have. It will absolutely breakdown our system. And that's why many of us are worried about this. Because it will cause prices to continue to rise in okaz employment numbers to contain be more and more challenging senator. Lankford they're working over. Senator cinema tough. She's a she's a colleague of yours. I know you get along with the democrats very well. And i appreciate that. I approve of that. You and senator scott work hard to make sure that people stay civil and and in conversation with each other poor kristen cinema. I thought i'd never say that. But she had to go down to the white house for three treatments yesterday. I mean they worked over three times. I don't even know what's going on to joe. Manchin are they buckling. so far. I've not seen him buckling. Joe manchin actually sent a message out yesterday. Saying what are we thinking. democrats Where everybody needs to slow down and be able to take a look at. What's really going on with this that this fiscal insanity He's not wrong on that. Now he's saying let's keep talking. Keep working maybe we can get a smuggled slightly smaller package. I have to tell you by the way a trillion dollars is a big number if they take it from three trillion to two trillion That it's still an enormous amount of money and on on all of those things. It's not the cost my friend. Tim scott says it's not the cost. it's the content The the cost is bad but the content is even worse The social entitlements all the things that they're born on the economy that tax treatments the irs tracking all of our bank activity all of those things that that's the worst part of it. So they can do a smaller length of bad. And it's still really bad. And so i would encourage people not to get caught up in the well two trillion. It's better than three and a half trillion necessarily so if they take it let's say they do Five years worth of three and a half trillion in spending and then they take it to two and a half years and say well look is so much cheaper the same bad policy is. They're they're trying to be able to put in place to be able to have something that's extended out past this time. That's going to be a real problem earlier this week. I want to compliment you on going to the florida. Not talk about the headlines but they actually speak about an important subject dignity of work. Why did you do that. what did you see. Can't reproduce the speech people can go look it up online. James lankford oklahoma dignity of work. Why did you do that. Because because what. The democrats are proposing in this three and a half trillion dollar package goes directly at the american dream goes directly at individuals and who we are as americans. I think their work has incredible dignity in all levels that there was a famous speech. Dr martin luther king junior. We talked about the dignity of work of individuals it was to incentivize people to be able to step away from government benefits to us government benefits as jack kemp. You talk about As the trampoline not the hammock and to be able to step out of that and to be able to say what. What can we do to help. People go through the safety net and get out. What democrats are doing our disincentivising work that actually destroys families. Long-term i you. And i've talked about this before i come. From a biblical worldview work is over and over again encouraging scripture but it also gives purpose in meaning to people. They actually work when people don't work they can't answer the most basic question of our society. What do you do. And if you can't answer that question it is demeaning to you to your children to your grandchildren. It's bad example and breaks down our economy so culturally it's bad for individuals and families economically. It's bad for individuals we need to incentivize work. And if you go back to even bill clinton in his famous speech is about ending welfare as we know it literally democrats in this generation are saying we want to go back to welfare as we knew it and do that again. What in the nineteen nineties. They said was a failed experiment of just sending checks out to people thinking that is going to end poverty now. Joe biden is standing up. And saying we're gonna end childhood poverty by mailing checks to people that doesn't end childhood poverty. We all know and we have seen it through history that actually perpetuates generational poverty. We need to encourage people to lift out of it. Now i also wanna pause on your colleague ron wyden. I'm sure he's a nice guy from oregon. He is on a campaign to do away with stepped up basis. That's a little complicated for the fans but basically it means that anyone who bought a house and save thirty years to pay it off is going to get screwed if they live on the coast every family farm in oklahoma every small oil or natural gas producer. Every car. wash every restaurant that descends to kids will be considered valued at the time that it was originally purchased will wipe out generations of small businesses in the savings of families. The finance committee agree on that. I mean did that. Get the conversation. It deserves senator. Oh no it hasn't had any finance committee real conversation there. There are a few things that have been discussed on things like energy policy where there was very strong pushback but this whole issue stepped up basis. You you put it in a capsule really well if you wanted to put it in the most basic thing for the family farm where family farm was purchased Generations ago they look at the value of it forty years ago. Let's say when a farmer took over that from his dad or his mom and he's passing it on to their kids that family farm that land. Those tractors those barnes. All of that equipment has acute tremendous gain over the course that forty years. What they wanna do is when that farm is passed on to the next generation they have to pay the taxes on the increase of that in forty years. That's not liquid that's in the land that's in the equipment itself. They will literally have to sell the family farm to be able to pay the taxes which means that land will probably go into corporate ownership or whatever it may be in the area and it caused a tremendous stir in agriculture production across the country and for families that to every family business when it's passed on to the next generation it just destroys that family because they have to then sell mom and dad's business to be able to pay taxes on it. Why in the world. Would we wanna have uncle sam hovering over the coffin of every american. Saying i'm ready for my cut. No matter what it does to the family. We have less than a minute. Senator link for you. Know ron wyden. He knows what it's gonna. Why did they want to do this to people it's ruinous. It's destructive is instructor with his two things on the far left. And and i would. I would say. I was pretty shocked by this there folks on the far left. And i don't know if this were ron wyden esi and i've had this conversation but i've heard multiple folks on the far left here in in the senate that said they're really disturbed about families having wealth and passing it on. They wanna move that wealth around in the economy and that families don't need to cheat uncle sam by passing it on to the next generation. I look at this and say that is. That is a great treasure and encouragement. I want to encourage every family to be able to own wealth to be able to pass on to the next generation that is beneficial for those families not detrimental on jim. Langford keep fighting. The good fight the senator from oklahoma. Look them up on the web support him. James lankford voice for the taxpayer from oklahoma. I'll be right back. America on the hugh hewitt show the latest reporting and analysis on the big stories of the day on the daybreak insider. Podcast cast its top notch reporting from pesaro news along with his sharpest insight. From hugh hewitt mike gallagher. Dennis prager sebastian gorka and the voices of townhall dot com. The daybreak insider podcast. It's your first luggage. Today's top stories available at apple. Podcast spotify google at at salem podcast network dot com back america. I'm hugh hewitt joined by the united states. Senator tom cotton from the state of arkansas arkansas than the top ten for the first time in my memory. Good morning senator. Congratulations on the razorbacks rides morning. Dear thank you. It's nice for you to be able to congratulate the razorbacks as opposed. Well celebrate the buckeyes victory at once in a while. We'll get there. Hey what's going on massachusetts this morning Hugh you're aware of this phenomenon. That i call the soros prosecutors george soros and other. Left-wing activists have helped elect radical pro criminal prosecutors across the country. Like larry crasner in philadelphia. Chase 'em bodine in san francisco. Another one is rachel. Rawlins in suffolk county. Raker rollins has now been nominated by joe biden to be the us attorney for massachusetts. This is a woman who was rule who has ruled an entire category of crimes as presumptively off limits for prosecution in less her Assistant da's seek higher supervisor approval and hugh. These are not crimes like jaywalking. I'm talking about breaking and entering malicious destruction of property roy trafficking drug trafficking including and. It's not surprising that over the last nearly three years took office that murder and crime has spiked in boston and more review. She likes to permit to hold. The office of us attorney. She said that she wants to destroy the criminal justice system from the inside. She said that she's going to go to war with his office. As da in suffolk county. On things like opioids and immigration. And last christmas issue. She had a road rage at the mall. We'll local citizen because she wanted to merge into the traffic light i so she rolled out her window threaten her turned on her police. Lights and one is years. Go different ticket now can you. It a whole. I will tell you that it's it is unusual so impressive unusual usual have votes on. Us attorneys. but it's joe biden is going to start elevating these soros. prosecutors. Like rachel rawlins krassner. Chase the food aid to us attorneys. I can assure you that we wanted to have votes. But the republicans will oppose these nominees and make make plain to american people that the democrats are elevating radical throw prime prosecutors into these very important offices. Yesterday senator cotton. I asked the audience why they thought the united states experienced a thirty percent. Rise in murders from twenty twenty from two thousand nine hundred to two thousand twenty thirty percent in murder twenty one thousand murders. A lot of it has to do with lawlessness. That is being decriminalised. A league leading to lawlessness at a higher level. No one is decriminalized murder but a lot of people are walking away from minor crimes with no bail walking away without being charged. It's all cumulative it's the broken loan does theory you. That's right and suffolk county under rachel. Rawlins tenure as a district attorney is a perfect example. That's hurt logic. Refusing to prosecute crimes like drug trafficking drug trafficking drug possession trafficking and breaking and entering militias destruction property. That'd be don't prosecute those crime. Then when the criminals commit more serious crimes future they will face such long jail sentences. I'm not making that up. That's will elizabeth warren and ed markey. Actually sit down and introduce her to the committee. You're on judiciary. Do expect them to actually do that. I don't know if they've planned to do that you again. Typically we don't even have hearings for. Us earnings record votes. So so this is a rare moment on the year committee. But you don't want to also wears you nominating. A woman to be used attorney. Who said she wanted to go to war with the attorney office in destroy the criminal. Justice system for man's is well. Good luck with that. You may have to use your whole. Let me ask you about secretary austin general. Milley and general mackenzie. We have had two days of hearings. I've played a lot of it at the end of those two days. What your estimate of that trio and what happened in afghanistan. They pull back the curtain on. Joe biden's terribly flawed withdrawal from afghanistan on exposed as lies in america people as They said under questioning for me on tuesday. All three of them and scott miller commander on the ground in afghanistan. A legend in the special forces commander of case manager spent almost half of the twenty year worn afghanistan brown. Fm data. all four of them recommended that the president keep us fall through presence in afghanistan to ferment. The exact kind of To bothell that we saw joe biden. George stephanopoulos is so last month and joe biden met in april and may was all chest and swaggering about how he had rejected the channels advice. Just like he'd done in two thousand nine and he was the only one true tough enough to be boxed in by the generals but then when things went to hell in a handbasket august like no one's ever told me this another point hue that we we learned is that joe biden has been telling everyone we'll all the general said at the end we had to get out by august thirty first unanimous recommend thirty first deadline after bill will general. Kelly testified under my questioning that they weren't even asked their opinion of that until august. Twenty fifth august twenty five days where the withdrawal Might have been a little different. If joe biden and his white house officials have said on august fifteenth moments. Cobble fail like holy smokes. We gotta do something to get our people out minerals. What do you think or betas followed. What lord austin testifies that they started making plans for valuations as early as april may stay for the white house continue to put them off and refused to let them execute it. That's why we have people call our office you after august and thinks that. Hey i'm here in afghanistan. i'm stuck mail. I had tickets to fly out on august twentieth there. August twenty eight or september seven because they believe what job i had said about the government remaining in place security forces preventing in place. Well senator. I watched as well our friend. Mike gallagher as general mackenzie yesterday whether or not the attack on forward operating base chapman in march was a violation of doha. General mackenzie pause for a long time. And then said bluntly no i do not believe. That's correct seven. Americans were wounded in an attack directed. Un-american facility. i believe. The doha agreement was off from that moment going forward. Do you believe there was any intention ever to enforce the conditions of the doha agreement by president by not at all. You generally also testified. Senate that's aside Putting aside the question of violence in america troops he never fully honoured a single other term or condition of that agreement Joe biden made clear the very beginning That he was wondering what's stand no matter what with total disregard black we consequences and the advice of his senior commanders and this is the one case the one case in which president biden's than wealth. Donald trump had a policy in agreement. I can't do anything about it. If oli only had shown such deference to president trump's mexico with mexican or safe third country reprints with central american countries. It's only all of that lead on the paris climate accord with iran nuclear deal. We'd be in a much better position than we are today And if he had taken his term condition to the no agreement and sell the taliban the bar we'd get a different position aghanistan as well we wouldn't have thousands of people left behind alabama. There are still american citizens trying to get out there still green card holders trying to get to know. Your office remains deeply involved in that senator. I don't know how we overcome the embarrassment of this. But i don't think we ever do without an accounting. Two days of hearings did not answer questions. We still have a chronology. We still do not have any idea. Why the taliban. Got control of kabul general. Mackenzie said he didn't negotiate that. Maybe check with the special representative. Are you to have the special representative. Come over and talk to you as well. We are going to have a more hearings on this topic. We're not gonna let it go Even democrats as you saw there questioning Have some skepticism about the way the administration handled this withdrawal so this was just started a series of hearings including right then senator very quickly. We've got a vote today in the house. I expect the squad roll over and pass it trillion dollars then next week. They're gonna try and pass three and a half trillion. What are you hear from your colleagues who are trying to stand with the republicans against this avalanche of fake money hugh. I wouldn't be so sure about that in the house. Nancy pelosi has this puffed up reputation as a legislative maestro. Who always plan in reality huge. She's just been stumbling from one deadline of our own making one crisis of her own creation trying to juggle all the balls and keeping the day. I think they may be the day. They all collapsed. When the reason they'll collapse is because the democrats are in total disarray. And they're in a circular firing squad. As joe biden's poll numbers plummet and the american people begin to realize. Just how just how. Badly another five trillion dollars of spending impact of their kitchen table issues. How i hope you're right. I do believe they're falling apart nationally. I think glenn junkins gonna win over in virginia. Did you happen to hear. I wanna play for you terry. Mcauliffe talking about schools. I wonder how this would play in arkansas. Cut number thirty three. I don't think parents should be telling schools what they should teach how that go over in arkansas senator cotton here i did hear it and at first i didn't believe it. So i hit rewind. And i'll listen to it again and i just was astonished. I looked at my wife and said this race is over. The i i. I know that glenn is already started to Run ads about this and he should This is i'd say the closing issue in this campaign. After virginia schools have been closed and on remote learning and had masked left on three year olds over the last year. And a half For terry or terry mcauliffe say that parents shouldn't have a say in their kids. education Is the perfect. And she almost glenn young. It's gonna close and win this race. That he his parents writes the short version of this is shot up parents but once again cut thirty three. I don't think parish should be telling schools what they should teach. you know. i'm not gonna play anymore terry. Mcauliffe saying nice things about me because he did that. Senator cotton very very last question. When the three and a half trillion comes up it has to go to the budget committee. I right here. The budget committee was although the budget committee largely plays a pro forma role. It's primarily the other committees that will be drafting legislation. But you know the in the senate. They may not even want to have committee hearings because the committees are evenly divided and it's hard to legislation. They may just take whatever it's cooked up in the house of representatives but again we don't we don't know when that's going to happen. I mean nancy. Pelosi loses the vote on the structure bill or pools that bill today. She likes to gamble over to speaker bernie. Since it's clear that left is in charge of the house Well sad senator. Tom cotton always a pleasure. Follow him on twitter. At san tom cotton.

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"On all we're will march to the capitol building. Colin congress can stop the steel. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue the fight to protect the of our election. six months later what we're learning about the institutional accomplices trump insurrection. The enduring threat. That keeps election law experts up at night and why so many americans are not letting go of the big law that how climate denying billionaire is about to due to weather forecast. What is news outlets of democracy. We should approach climate change with great scepticism. Climate change has been going on as long as the planet is here and the absolute outrage of team. Usa's decision to stop. Sha kerry richardson from running the olympics because of marijuana use when all in starts right now good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. Just over six months ago on january. Fifth twenty twenty one remember. That was the day. The georgia runoff. One day before an untold number of people across this country received this telephone. Call an important message to march america tomorrow. Washington dc at the ellipse president park between each sheet and constitution avenue on the south side of the white house doors. Opening at seven o'clock. I am at one o'clock. Pm we will march to the capitol building call on. Congress can stop the steel. We are patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our elections to more information visit marches america dot com. It's called paid for and authorized by the rule of law defense march to the capitol building. Stop the steel paid. For by march to save america dot com rule of law defense fund. that's a fundraising arm for guests who the republican attorneys general association so that call urging people to show up the capital on january six and march to it to stop. The steel came from the body. That represents top republican law enforcement officers across the country now. We already know that. Republican attorneys general played a huge role in the attempt to overturn the election. They were one of the key. Movers on that right. In december seventeen of them banded together signing onto a lawsuit filed by republican attorney general of texas asking the supreme court delay the certification of electors in four battleground states for donald trump loss. Basically saying we don't like the way those states ran their election. Supreme court refused to hear the case. It was entirely legally specious. We know from that. Call the republican attorneys general were part of the vast coalition of forces actively whipping up the frenzy towards violence on january six. Something they still have not had to apologize or account for. It's like it never happened. That phone call like you never. That's a major theme as we sit here. Six months since the attempted insurrection while these five hundred people who allegedly participated in the capital riot have been arrested more or less everyone who put them in that position who called for them to be there who organized for them to be there who paid for them to be there and brought us towards that moment all of those people more or less escaped accountability. Now the hope is that some accountability and some more transparency about what happened will be introduced through the how select committee investigating the january sixth attack. The chair of that committee will be joining me in just a moment. Another member of the committee democratic congressman. Adam schiff california till my colleague nicole wallace that there are concentric circles of culpability. They will be investigating including potentially members of congress. What was the organization of that event light. In how much or warning was there violence among those who are organizing it. How much foreknowledge was there in the white house that this might turn violent what happened on the day of insurrection. Why did take a long to get reinforcements to the capital Was there any one standing in the way of sending those reinforcements so these are just some of the questions. And i think we're all determined those of us that have been putting so far the folly evidence wherever it leads if it leads to a sober always at least to some of our colleagues but we find herself reality as it happens. One of adam shifts colleagues is marking. Today's anniversary by acting recent reframe from the former president asking the question who killed actually bad in a press. Release every republican congressman. Paul gosar arizona. A member of congress who should be far more famous than he is. He writes quote. It is unjust to sweep. Ashley's death into the rug by merely saying she was in the wrong place wrong time as so many. Have life matter. We did not allow the execution of citizens by street justice in our country. Babbitt of course is the thirty five year old woman who attempted to charge into the speakers lobby where members of congress were present at that moment on january six with a violent mob. Breaking down windows braying for blood at her back. When rioters broke the windows of these doors. Right there leading to the lobby which is right outside the house chamber ashley babbitt and her alone vaulted through the first one to go through. Though there was a gun drawn a warning and she was shot and killed by capital officer. That you see there on the other side for death is obviously a horrible tragedy. It never should have happened. She never should have been there. She never should have been in that position. The key question is not who killed her who is truly culpable for her death. And the deaths of three other trump supporters that day and the death of capital police officer. Brian sick who died the next day. Many people of course share responsibility. Donald trump of course but also several members of congress members of congress who served who still go to work in that there is of course mo brooks of alabama who went out and rallied. The crowd that crowd that was called there by the republican attorneys general. Just ahead of the riot. And there's lauren beaubourg of colorado. Who was new to congress a few days into her job who tweeted on the morning. The sex today is seventeen. Seventy six but again. I want to focus on congressman. Pogos are part of the reason that things got so harry inside the capitol afternoon with the mob including actually getting so close to the people in the presidential line of succession is because the house took longer that day to adjourn. The senate only really understood this after. I watched that new york times documentary. Riders i broke into the capitol building at around to ten. Pm and the senate crucially adjourned just minutes later to thirteenth so three minutes. Go by and the messages sent. You might remember that moment when it happened. I was watching live on air. Senator james langford of oklahoma interrupted mid sentence. An aide comes and whispers in his ear and everyone starts moving very quickly. You see that everyone gets out now. The house at the same time continued in session for several more key. Minutes and part of the reason was because paul gosar was still airing his grievances of the big lie on the house. Floor objecting to the seating electors in his own state in arizona as my attachments made clear maryland. Ballots will altered on the first day of counting as shown in data graphs we provide and it's concluded by data analysts over four hundred thousand mail in ballots were altered switch from president trump to vice president biden or completely erased from president. Trump's totals there. Those are laws you know. That was not four hundred thousand. Us flipped obviously congressman. Gosar there in the well. The house as the mob is encroaching and coming closer spewing lies about the election and his spewing of those lies in those moments you saw their delayed everything and so by the time. The house finally goes into recess six minutes after the senate nineteen well. It's basically too late because the rioters the violent mob are forcing their way further into the building. And that's why unlike the senate the members are in the chamber. They put on gas mass. They take off their identifying pin so that they be rounded up and take a god knows where to do. God knows what they seek shelter in the house chamber with the bob literally trying to bang down the doors outside the night before her death actually babbitt posted a tweet quote. Nothing will stop us. They can try and try. But the storm is here. It is descending upon dc in less than twenty four hours dark to light if actually babbitt have been allowed to go through that window that she's vaulting through speakers lobby and the house chamber she would have been followed by the mob. Think about what might have happened. Paul gosar claims to be concerned about actually his death and yet he shares more than a little bit of the moral responsibility for all the events of that debt. The situation that led to her death was brought about. At least in part by the delay he caused with his recitation of the big lie that the election was stolen on the floor of the united states house of representatives on that day when congress had the solemn duty to ratified the people's choice for president and declared joe biden who was the rightful president. The rifle president. So yes the question of who does blood on their hands that days actually oppressing one part of the reason. We need the select committee to investigate congressman bennie thompson. Democrat of mississippi is the chair of the select committee to investigate january six and he joins. Me now congressman. I feel that there's actually still a lot. We don't know about the deaths of the individuals who died that day there's been sporadic reports. We have some reporting on actually babbitt and her death other individuals one woman who was declared a methamphetamine overdose overdose. obviously brian. nick will be one of the focal points of of the commission of the committee. We'll look at everything. Chris thank you for having me. By the way one of the things we've tasked with looking at all the circumstances and the facts surrounding january six Everything is on the table. We'll look at it We've not been given real got owes the on. Then i think is important to see Who was complicit in what went on on january six whether they're what outside forces in fact forces we will look at all of them. We will look at the information. That's already been collected by the various committees but also we'll look at Other information that we've not had accessed telefoni information other thing. So what we have to do is how best professional staff That's available We will do our work. We will not rush the task of the were we liana view in an everyone that the facts lead to i someone we wanna talk members of capitol police Chris we've talked to the the brass of the capitol police but we've not talked to the rank and file people follow those insurrectionist that date and in my opinion saved the lives of a lot of americans in the process. We need to hear from them. So we'll we'll start the process We won't rush it And we will look at every situation possible to get to the facts Just what you talked about a few minutes ago. Some of this This news comes out every day so clearly. It's in our best interest with this select committee to get to the losing the through the facts and circumstances that we think we got you back. Congressmen you've flickered out for a moment on the internet connection. I'm going to proceed as we do. Have you back. i. I wanted to display a tweet from one of your colleagues as as adam schiff said that the question of bill. Your colleagues is one of the questions at issue here. And i'm just talking about paul gosar Who was speaking on the floor. You know reciting these. These lies in those crucial six minutes. I don't think there's any evidence he knew that. Of course it sort of a grand irony but that morning i think he he tweeted. This biden should concede. I want his concession on my desk tomorrow morning. Don't make me come over there. Then he hashtag stopped the steel any tags. One of the people who is the organizers of the entire event. And i feel like there hasn't been a sort of sufficient increase to what his role was just in organizing the entire thing. You know what i think. The congressman's internet is out. So let's take a break. We'll see if we can get back. Stick right here. Congressman bennie thompson on the flip if not lots more on the show. Don't go anywhere are back with me on the phone. Congressman bennie thompson democrat. Mississippi chair of the select committee to investigate. January six congressman. I just read you a tweet. Let me read it again because you may not have heard me as the connection was blinking. But it's your colleague. Paul gosar on january. Six biden should concede. I want his concession on my desk tomorrow morning. Don't make me come over there with a shot of the crowd. That crowd would eventually by storm the capital. At least the aggregate hashtag stopped the steel twenty. Twenty one and tagging of the organizers. And i just. I feel like actually for wherever the chips fall. Do you feel like you actually understand the role. That members of congress may have played in organizing this entire event. Chris i know that they have been a number of comments. Made like what congressman goes on Tweeted i investigation. Will look at n n all of the facts. And if they are members of congress who are complicit and what went on on january six. I'll investigation will bring it out. That's why we will hire the best. Investigators possible to look at it to see whether or not the white house was involved or any other institutional government involved because this should not have taken place in a democracy. You can't sell your differences by an insurrection. democracies are settle at the ballot. Box not buying insurrectionist mob like we had on the six. So i gotta gatien as members of this select committee is to look at the facts and circumstances that brought about january six and call it just like we see. I also wonder about the role the department of justice. Of course there are criminal cases being pursued. there's over five hundred arrests. There's some speculation that number ultimately might be up to eight hundred. That's that's an estimate of how many people actually pass through that building. And those prosecutions are all being pursued out of out of one prosecutor's office in the district of columbia underneath the department of justice. And i wonder how much what you expect as level cooperation from the doj from the attorney general in sharing information with your committee. Well to the extent that we won't interfere with the prosecution of those individuals We expect to have Conversations in a classified setting or whatever to get access to certain information but again we're not trying to interfere But there certain information That i and the committee will deem necessary to conduct our business. We need to know for instance. Who did the fbi talked to. Did they talk to dod. Did they talk to metropolitan police Who in fact was part of the communication circle own all before january six. We think there was some breakdowns in that system. So we'll have to look at the whole thing not just who committed something but they awesome intelligence failures that occurred on january six. We need to make sure that we fix intelligence failures so they never happen again. Why does the dod operate separately from other institutions of government as it relates to january six. We have to fix on it. Why does the mayor of the district of columbia of which the united states capitol and isn't an impotent position to protect the citizens of that area so there are a lot of things that we have to go to. We hope and expect cooperation from every branch of government. And we put sue getting to this report. All right congressman bennie thompson. Who will be chairing that. Select committee thank you so much for joining us tonight. Thank you for having we know. Donald trump tried to pressure elected officials in georgia overturn. The election right. We all heard the audio of him telling republican secretary state to find just enough votes. This is a quote. I just want to find. Eleven thousand seven hundred eighty votes. Which is one more than we have because we won this day. You really did say that. That specifically for the pressure campaign was not just in georgia. New report by the arizona republic shows that trump tried to speak directly to the chair of the maricopa. County board of supervisors in the weeks after the election and again there are tapes. This is state republican chair. Kelli ward. nick. Need kim trail kelly by mitch. Mcconnell calling supervisor clint hickman on behalf of trump card. It's kelli ward. I just talked to president trump and He he would like me to talk to you and also if he gives you call through the happening on the ground at vercoe. Call back when you can think rudy. Giuliani also left a voicemail for hickman then on the night of january third. The trump's call with georgia secretary state was published. The man in charge of the maricopa election maricopa county election. Got this voicemail house operator going to take your call. Please call baxter. That'd be great. You have a good evening. Trump is never stopped. That pressure campaign was a multipronged effort that included pressuring elected officials storm in the capital and now passing restrictive state laws to try again next time the idea that republicans can overturn election is a real threat while professor and election expert recon says this is not an absurd hypothetical quote. Give them what we saw. Trump actually do in twenty twenty. These things are now within the realm of possibility need to be legislated against an organized against so we have a fair election process going forward and kosin. He's professor of law and political science at uc irvine founder and editor of the indispensable election law. Blog joins me rick. I read your quotes in that grape piece by my colleague. Benji serlin and i think that we all agree that there's sort of there are tears of concern about democratic access in the country from voter suppression and whether people get the ballot and the sort of ultimate most terrifying crisis is the crisis. You talk about an overturned election. How how have you come to think about that. And what are these new revelations from the arizona republic. Contribute how you think about to be with you happy anniversary. I guess we would say this is just crazy moment. In american history that we've gone through a storming of the capital. We've gone through an attempt to try to overturn. The results of the election led by the president and yet we have one political party. That's not only in denial but it's also in a position where in order to show fidelity to the party's leader donald trump. You have to mimic the lie that the election was stolen and you have to push legislation and other rules that are going to make it easier to to mess with vote-counting next time so i'm really concerned this is an. It's really hard to explain. This is different from the usual concerns about gerrymandering which we talk about all the time drawing district lines raise. It helped one party or another. This is worse than voter. Suppression or states pass laws that you can't give voters water while they're waiting online to vote. This is really about something so basic to that. The vote is going to be fairly counted. And you put together. What happened at arizona with what happened in georgia with also didn't mention it now but i know you've covered it before the pressure on legislative leaders in michigan and wisconsin to call their legislatures into session and to try to overturn the will of the people. There it was an attempt to overturn the results of the election and the concern as one of my colleagues put. Put it in that same article by benji is what if it were a rehearsal for twenty twenty four so i can't overstate how concerned i am about our democracy this moment. There's a lot of implications of this one. I guess is the problem to me. Is that when you think about legislative fixes right. Political problem is prior to the legislative fix which is to say if one half of the two parties has a leader. Who's committed to attempting this again. It's going to be hard to build consensus for technical fixes. That would make it harder for this to happen. You see what i'm saying right. So i think the the key here is there are a number of senate republicans. Some of whom are going to be gone because they're retired after the next election. Who care about things like can we have paper ballots. Required in every federal election says a piece of paper that can be countered by court or independent body. Are we gonna fix the electoral countback. The rules for how congress counts the votes. You don't have these frivolous objections. The ability to throw the whole election to cast based on nothing but lies. Are you going to have rules about chain of custody. About how states have to handle ballots. I think that there's a moment here put aside. Hr one put aside all the concerns about voter suppression. These are so important. But i think that you could potentially get to sixty hours on the question of in the senate which you would need to get any legislation through on the narrow question of election subversion. Can we make sure that the winner of the election is actually declared the winner if we can't have consensus about that what kind of democracy that we have right now. You just mentioned something. That's that's weeds the tactical. But i feel like is actually one of the most important takeaways. The reason that we are talking about january sixth is because that's a specific day in the very byzantine process by which electors are counted and part of that's in the constitution and then part of that is in the electoral count act. Which if i'm not mistaken was passed and signed the law after the contested election of eighteen. Seventy six which was debacle in many ways it led to the end of reconstruction etcetera etcetera. That act i mean. Is it right that like were still riding. Around american presidential democracy in the eighteen seventy post eighteen seventy six electoral contact which has been demonstrated in the past year to be a ticking time bomb are provisions of that act that i have read multiple times. They have no idea what they'd be. And you know. I've been studying stuff for a while. Just imagine what that's like in the hands of politicians who wanna throw an election or in the hands of judges who want to read it in a particular way. This is not a twenty-first-century action again. We can bracket concerns about the electoral college and we can argue about whether the electric colleges fair or not. If we're going to have an electoral college we need to have rules. That assure that the the the candidate who wins in the states get those electoral college votes counted for that candidate right. It's kind of most basic point of democracy and yet here. We are worried that that might not happen. The next time around. Rick hossan who has been a really important voice on this. Stay on this. And i wanna come back to electoral count act at greater length. Some point thank you for your time tonight. Thank you had six months after january six. Why do the majority of republican voters that the people out there in the country still believe the election was stolen. Still trump's pick lies here stay next the problem. America faces right now up in two numbers. The first number is thirty. Two percent that is the percentage of americans who wrongly believed that joe biden is only an office because of widespread voter fraud and that donald trump really won the twenty twenty election. You look at that number. That's a significant minority but it is a minority nonetheless less than a third of people in a democracy a thirty two percent faction is not going to win a ton of elections generally but that brings us the second number which is sixty three percent fully sixty three percent of republicans and those that are republican leaning believe the election was stolen and that coalition controls path for more than half the government from the states to congress and the senate that's the fundamental issue here right underneath trump and the right wing media. There's a faction of who are wedded to an anti-democratic delusion and whose numbers can be leveraged into control the entire mechanism of the state. If things break the right way this piece in the daily beast today caught my eye examining why six months after his direction we still wanna omit. Why so many people believe the big lie. The author david roth copsey yovav cup. Grew joins us tonight. Along with ileana mason associate research professor johns hopkins university author of uncivil agreement. How politics became our identity. David i lay out. What your cases for why. We won't talk about the root cause or what. The root causes here of the persistence of this belief. Well the the reality is that we are taught to not critically challenge core ideas from childhood. Don't question your parents teachers. Don't question your church down question. Your school You know take things on faith whether it's a religious belief for a belief about the country or you know other other elements of ideology. And if you don't have critical thinking built into people early then they become gullible. Americans are fed. Lies in the cradle onward. Hollywood cells madison avenue cells lies politicians lie and we are sold big lies about the nature of the universe where sold big lies about the way society ought to work and so the result is by the time people get to election age. They accepting lies is is kind of baked in the cake and as pointed out in his book. And i know you'll get to it. You know this. These lies become interwoven with people's identity. And once you know it becomes part of your identity. You can't admit you're wrong because you're denying who you actually are so on the last point this is something that i struggle with and i and i'm not sure liliana that that that we have good measuring tools for this but i sometimes wonder when you see a you know a polling. His thirty two percent. Believe that trump won. Do they actually believe that. Or is that a way that they express some kind of part of their identity and are those even distinguishable. I mean i. Is there a way you can sort of test it through monetization say like you know ten thousand dollars on the the disc provability of the season. Would you come up with the same number. Is there any way to tease those two things apart. Yeah that's i mean that's a big problem with s. It's kind of survey questions is that there is something called expressive responding. Where people just say the thing that they think makes their team look at best so some people are doing that and there have been studies that have tried to make people more worried about being racks than than getting their team to win. But but it a little difficult to tell what these kind of numbers on the other hand. There are definitely some people who are who are being sincere when they say this. It's not you know thirty. Two percent of americans are all lying because they think it makes republican party look great. They're certainly real believers in there. So i think those are the people that we need to really think about and worrying about When we're talking about the sort of at the central light issue yeah so how do you. How does your research help us. Think about the persistence of that. Believe right so people will accept information based on a variety of motivations and one of them is identity protective so they're protecting their own groups status it protecting their own groups You know either sense of victory or loss. But but you know as as as i was saying there's always other identities that are now luke together with partisanship including really putin ones like race religion and that means that when there is a loss at electoral loss that implicates all of these other crucial central identities that people hold by original identity and it makes them not to feel like a loser jumps that they're already but also a loser in terms of their in regional group or there are religious group and that makes those those those losses much more dire and much more threatening therefore people will look harder or information that makes it seem like they are still the winners even though world is saying or not. And that's i mean that's the one hundred eight here right the david. You're you're you just said right when you talked about the lies that are sold could have been verbatim something that i've read on a cunanan threat or it's been said to me by someone who believes that the the the election was stolen right there. What they are saying is that like the establishment. The mainstream media. like all. These voices are lying to you and you you. Sheep are taking it but in the end even though we all have the same cognitive biases across the political spectrum. So much of this comes down to what the structures of trust our. And if you're trusting the right people and the problem is that if you're trusting donald trump and own and paul gosar like you're just trusting the wrong people that feels like the fundamental bedrock. We hit it is the fundamental bedrock hit. And what's changed because people are believed nonsense since the dawn of time right people have believed demigods since the dawn of time. But what has changed. We now live in world of what i call eco-systems not ecosystems but where people here the same thing over and over and over and they go from fox to q. And on to a away en to facebook and everybody they know is passing along articles that believe the same thing and so it becomes possible to live in a world that is a little bit like a middle aged ville village in the middle ages where you never encountered anybody with a different idea. You never encounter anybody who says challenge this idea and once you're there that's how the dark ages happened right. That's where we are. There are communities in this world that believe utter nonsense. You know you talk about a third of americans believing that trump won this election even though there's not a sense of evidence of that about half that number seventeen percent believe in vampires. Yeah well. I don't know if the vampires are costs their belief or not. I would switch those numbers if i had the the ability to david rothkopf and liliane mason. Thank you so much for joining us tonight coming up. No one has benefited more from spreading election conspiracy theories and fox news and now for looking to get into the weather business. That's right fox. Weather is here and that's next to say to me chris. Who's the absolute last person in the world who anyone should trust. Rather run weather channel would be hard pressed to think someone worse than rupert murdoch. The owner of fox news but that is exactly what murdoch plans to do with the fox weather channel a twenty four hour streaming channel later this year. Undoubtedly rupert murdoch will try to do for the world's climate but he's done for american democracy deny it undermine it lead it to the brink of destruction. It's not like it would be something new for that. If you wanna make electric cars the choice for americans you don't try to hit him with guilt in virtue signaling and tying it to a climate crisis that does not exist this unholy alliance between the unions which are the traditional base and the radical environmentalists. Were demanding that we change every aspect of our lives and undercut our economy so that we can fight. The weather acting like the world is going to blow up in twelve years. Because we're emitting natural cows or farting. Somewhere is the dumbest thing. I've ever heard you know greenhouse gas emissions. Are you ever drive by the road and you see. Greenhouse in the winter and flowers growing tomatoes are growing. It's called the atmosphere commit to eliminating carbon pollution. Carbon dioxide is not pollution. We don't get oxygen. But forgiving carbon dioxide to plants rupert murdoch and his media conglomerate has been crucially important to climate denial across the entire english. Speaking world on three continents after australia was devastated by wildfires. That burned forty-six million acres in two thousand nine hundred twenty twenty that countries for prime minister called murdoch out for his part in the disaster. The reality is news. Corp and murdoch have done enormous damage to western democracy and in particular to the united states in australia and in particular on the subject of global warming the campaign on climate denial is just staggering and it's done enormous damage to the world to the to the global need to address global warming. Fact murdoch's newscorp which is among the largest media companies in australia was found to be part of another wave of misinformation an independent study. they're found online. Bots and trolls exaggerating the role of arson fires. At the same time that article in his newspaper the australian making similar assertions became the most popular offering on. The newspaper's website. It's really not a stretch to say rupert murdoch's media empire right up there with the world's fossil fuel companies stopped us from taking action on climate change sooner continues to block us. and we're now dealing with the fallout. The month of june has records had record-setting heat. It was the hottest on record in boston. Salt lake city. Utah had its hottest day. Ever palm springs california tied. Its record for hottest ever one hundred twenty three degrees that does not even include the crazy temperatures. We saw in the pacific northwest that reach well over one hundred degrees and the hottest day ever in the history of canada in town that was burned to a crisp literally to the ground just a day after. So it's at the record but it was not just north america. No no meteorologist. Got dunkin shared this heat map of scandinavia showing norwegian town far above the arctic circle measuring over thirty four degrees celsius or more than ninety three degrees fahrenheit. The highest temperature ever recorded at that latitude so one can only imagine how weather channel practicing climate change. Denial would approach these stories. How would they explain the insane heat in portland and seattle. What shades of blue. They used to describe the temperature in scandinavia right now where they attempt to create a new reality of the world is not really getting hotter. You know there is of course something comforter comforting about that specific delusion a world that's not getting hotter but that's not the world we live in the world we live in is getting hotter where we live in is being ravaged by that eat that heat will cause incalculable. Human misery and that misery is thanks in large part to rupert murdoch. And his life's work. Murdoch is ninety now so he will not be here to see all what he put into motion. But i truly hope that none of us ever forget what he has done. Sha carry richardson. The us women's track star is not going to tokyo olympics. That's official today. Us track and field announcing that she will not compete in the four by one hundred relay. Richardson of course lit the track on fire and the trial. She won the women's one hundred meter dash. She then tested positive for the use marijuana. She was apologetic and suspended by the us track and field association but there was a possibility for completing in the olympic relay because that event competition was outside the window of her suspension. But instead today. Us track and field saying while you track and field fully agrees the merit of the world anti doping agency rules related to teach should be reevaluated. It would be detrimental to the integrity of the. Us olympic team trials track and field if us amended his policies falling competition only weeks before the olympic games all atf. Athletes are equally aware of and must adhere to the current anti-doping code and our credibility as a national governing body would be lost if rules were only enforced under certain circumstances. Joining me now former nba. Player eight thomas author of we matter athletes and activism. Who has some very strong feelings about this time. I've been following the story. And i think the the mass opinion i saw like this is insane. This woman is in obviously an incredible athlete. Marijuana is either legalized or decriminalized tons of states. You can use it recreationally. These laws outdated but to get the final blow today. I just found myself feeling this like visceral rage at the decision. How are you feeling. I'm an uncle disappointed. You know it's interesting. You said that you hear a lot of people saying how ridiculous. It has kind of here a lot of the opposite. I hear people saying you know the rules are the rules. You broke the rules in the never mind. What happened to her personally. The rule of the rules and it's interesting because a lot of those same people were the rules. The rules crowd of the same people who had so much trouble following the health guidelines during the national pandemic to be able to just wear a match is really interesting that now but you know. There's a lack of compassion. That is that is happening right now. And you know to understand what she was dealing with people say well you have to take personal situation out of it. Well i don't think you do you know. She just lost her mother. I mean you know you can tell even during the race issue random too so the crowd in grandmother's arms. I mean this situation. Make you reevaluate if this rule should even be a rule in the first place and what she did Know before the her trial before her race didn't inouye safe were fashion helper. Where you know you know run bet that ten point six you know you know time that she she ran it was not a performance enhancer assist or anyway and it has to be evaluated. But this situation happens like this. Hopefully the olympic committee will then start looking at it and start to reevaluate to see a limited role. Yeah there's a good point. I mean there's this line stuck out to me in the in the track and field statement is when they call it. The current anti-doping code. And it's like okay right. Invoking that term and i understand that you know there's more banned substances than just substances that are performance enhancing but we knew that term. It's like she wasn't cheating. She was using the recreational drug. That's no more dangerous on the whole than alcohol. Probably less dangerous honestly to to. She says cope with the awful grief of her mother's loss. The kissing a completely different category. Just rugby the wrong way to read that word in that context definitely. I mean it doesn't apply so the situation And when when you're looking at the different things that she could have done in this situation and everybody speaks to a bigger topic of being able to view athletes as humid's and the fact is a lot of times nobody cares. Nobody cares what you're going through of. I guess what you're dealing with you know if you're naomi asaka you're having all this depression anxiety. Nobody cares just supposed to just talk to the media. That's your job and that's what you have to. And that's the part where. Hopefully this is another situation where where people can see that at least for human at least deal with tragedy and still have to perform an optimal level. So that's one of the things that kind of you know what i was seeing all of the comments on social media and a lot of the condensate. I gotta tell you. They honestly surprising me a lot of talking heads in the sports world where they were covering the subject. It really surprised me because you know they talked about athletes as if they were robots. That's supposed to have any type of feeling none of your feelings matter and hopefully this can allow people to see that. There's something wrong with that type of out. I want to just quickly play a. Richardson was on the today. Show on friday. Where she she talked about this. I found it really powerful lesson. Which is. I'm i know that when i'm gonna check i is myself. Arab community has shown great support gray. Love and to. Your job is up on the giants for the fact that i need to know how to control. My emotions are dr motions. I just say. Don't judge me because i am human. I'm new. I just happened to run a little faster like that line. I am human. It also strikes me here that more. Broadly in whether it's us track and field or the the river like as the status of marijuana changes in both a social and legal sense all these leagues and all of these athletic bodies are going to have to update the rules. Oh yeah they'll have to. I mean you know as the contradiction of especially here in the states where you'll have Opioids being passed out like candy in the nfl for decades. Nobody having a problem with it in the nba as well you know in different professional leagues. You know. but then you'll have something like a proven the dislo purposes with cannabis and it'll just be frowned upon golden too much topic. Advise away hits criminalizes in society. I mean somebody people right now. You know for nonviolent crimes in jail for nickelback of wheat as ridiculous all. It's a reflection of the bigger problems aside anytime thomas. Thanks so much for joining us. I appreciate it that does it for all in. You can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on msnbc don't forget to like us on facebook. That's facebook dot com slash. All in with chris.

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"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 podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast this week with George Stephanopoulos stones right now. Let's make a deal. I today to break the logic and provide congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown the president proposing wall funding for temporary dreamer protection straight forward. Fair reasonable and common sense with lots of compromise as the shutdown stalemate drags into its fifth week every day in pep spread. Open the government Democrats immediately calling the president's proposal dead on arrival saying he's now holding dreamers and federal workers hostage for his wall. So Republicans can't get the votes. Is a national emergency. The president's next step and does Trump's top rhetoric matched the reality on the ground. We traveled the both sides of the border in Tijuana me about your your journey here. And why you left and sandiego believe America wants that border barrier. Plus, we talked to the top democrat on the house homeland security committee, congressman Bennie Thompson and Trump ally James Langford of the Senate homeland security committee and a rare rebuke total. The total phony story the special counsel disputes parts of a BuzzFeed investigation. Let me there's evidence the president instructed his former lawyer to lie to congress were Democrats too eager to embrace the story and threatened impeachment. We'll ask the latest twenty twenty candidate hoping to take on Trump Senator kitchen gillibrand, plus the latest inside in the now from our powerhouse roundtable. From ABC news this week here. Now, co-anchor what the Rapids? Good morning and welcome to this week today marks the official halfway point of President Trump's first term exactly two years since he took the oath of office today also marks day, thirty of the government shutdown the longest in US history and after weeks of stalled negotiations and ten days since his last meeting with democratic leadership President Trump once again took his message directly to the American people delivering a televised address from the White House yesterday offering what he characterizes as a compromise extending protections for so called dreamers and those with temporary protected status for three years in exchange for five point seven billion dollars to fund part of his border wall. This is not a two thousand mile concrete structure from C to see these are still berries in high priority. Locations are. Request will add another two hundred and thirty miles this year in the areas are border agents most urgently need that is our plan border security, DACA, TPS and many other things. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he will bring that Bill to the floor. But speaker Nancy Pelosi has already called Trump's proposal a non starter saying he should open the government. I so does Trump's plan have any chance of breaking the stalemate. Or are we back at square one? We'll ask a Republican Senator who worked closely with the president on this proposal. But first, let's bring in the latest democratic Senator to jump into the twenty twenty presidential race cares to Jilin brand of New York. She joins us from Iowa. Good morning. Senator morning. Martha Senator you tweeted that the proposal is a bad deal saying that since Trump ordered the end of Dhaka and TPS he is only temporarily giving back what he took away. And calling the wall pointless and ineffective. So is this proposal nonstarter for you? It is it it doesn't recognize the importance of what this debates about Democrats will protect this country. We believe in border security, but to not protect all dreamers to not recognize the suffering that families who are here are facing to shut down the government to get his own way. When eight hundred thousand people have not gotten their paychecks this week who might not be able to pay the rent or their mortgage or food or heat. It's outrageous, and he's just playing politics, and this is a bad deal. It does not do the things that would move this country forward in a productive way. So Senator let me just read you what the what President Trump just tweeted. He said amnesty is not part of my offer. It is a three year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal whether on immigration or something else like. Is there will be no big push to remove the eleven million plus people who are here illegally. But be careful Nancy does that sound to you like he's moving a bit. And what's your reaction to that? It doesn't sound like he's moving at all. If he really wants to work on comprehensive immigration reform open the government, and then sit down with democratic leaders to actually work on the stuff that needs to get done people need a pathway to citizenship, and we have three million dreamers in this country, and we should protecting these young people they came here through no fault of their own. And they've made lies some are serving in our US military. Why wouldn't you welcome them here to make sure they can have a pathway to censorship. That's something. We're willing to talk about. But for president to hold hostage public servants. It's wrong. It's morally wrong. The White House suggested yesterday that the president's plan is similar to the bipartisan bridge act in twenty seventeen. You were co sponsor of that Bill is there room for negotiation on this. So the difference between what he's offered and what we were trying to propose was we wanted a pathway to citizenship for all dreamers. He's just taking a small section about those are the DACA recipients. And he's only giving them a temporary stay just for moment. Think about the people that he is affecting I've met with those dreamers and they have so much anxiety. They have so much fear. They don't know if they'll be able to finish their college education. They don't know if they'll be able to stay with their husbands. They don't know if they'll be able to continue their life. And so what he's creating anxiety and fear in people in our communities people that we care about our families, and it's wrong. What he's doing again, he has no compassion for anyone. His no empathy for the struggles. And the hardships that he's placing on people. Whether it's the government workers aren't getting paid or the dreamers who are contributing to our country in amazing ways. He doesn't care about anyone but himself, but Senator one what about that wall is the wall for you a nonstop. If you've got what else you're talking about? Could you live with the wall? Well, his idea for a wall is ineffective, and it's not going to make a safer I will support border security. I will support investments to make our country, strong and safe all Democrats care about national security and border security. But what he's done is. He's confused America. He's tried to create fear and division. He's tried to say immigration is about terrorism immigration is not about terrorism, and you should separate out those two things because we need to invest more money to keep our country safe from terrorism to stop human trafficking to stop gun trafficking. Stop drug-trafficking, we want more funds to go there. Absolutely. But we do not want to inch humane treatment of people seeking refugees refugee status in this country, people seeking asylum. Moms and children divided at the border is immoral putting people in four profit prisons spending all that money that we're supposed to be spending for border. Or securities as Senator, and I just stop you from it because I was on the border this week. And I talked to the chief of the San Diego sector for border protection in. He said we need that wall. So the agents can work on other problems down there drug smuggling. What is the matter with a wall? If somebody who's standing there every single day says, we need it. I've heard a lot of interviews, and I've talked to border security officials as well, and they need resources to do their jobs. But they've also said that the way President Trump is conducting his immigration enforcement is destroy their ability to actually do anti-terrorism. I have a letter from one thousand nine hundred ice agents written to the secretary of homeland security saying that what President Trump has done under ice is making it impossible to do their jobs. There's two jobs for border security and ice ice has to do anti-terrorism anti gun trafficking. Anti-drug traffic anti-human traffic. That's on one side. The other side is immigration enforcement removal, all the money's going to 'immigration enforcement removal, and what that means is your defunding anti-terrorism, which is a huge problem. The money Martha is going for these four profit prisons running run by companies like geo, and they're literally locking up families in prison like settings. And and not only demonizing them. Creating inhumane places for them to wait for just the chance to be considered as their asylum claims. So so Mitch McConnell socio geared. Mitch McConnell says he'll bring this to a vote next week. But he needs sixty votes to even start the debate will the Democrats blocked that. Mitch McConnell's not letting us vote on the things that could pass. I don't know why he's not standing up to President Trump and doing what's right? The president said one way or another. He's going to get this wall. So what's the strategy for Democrats if he declares a national emergency? Well, Martha let's go back to where you started. We put a deal on the table a year ago to say, we will give you the border security money that you want. We will let you start doing the things you want to do. But you must protect all the dreamers. That was something. We were willing to talk about that is still there for him. The fact that he's saying three years just for Dhaka just shows that he's not serious, and he doesn't actually care about moving the country forward. I do want to ask you why Martha which is one of the reasons why Martha I'm running for president because I tell you we have to stand up to this president when he's wrong on the country has to reclaim this democracy has to open government put the power of the people back in our hands. Senator Joel I want to ask you about. Your run for president which you did. And nounce this week. You've been facing scrutiny for past statements about immigration when you remember the house you called securing the border a national security priority voted to increase for ice, and you opposed amnesty for undocumented immigrants. I know you said you were embarrassed about those statements, but are you confident democratic primary voters believe you. I do because the truth is what President Trump is doing at the border today is hinge humane immigration has always been our strength. Our diversity is our strength. We are nation of immigrants. Our story is about that. If you come here, and you have a dream. You can earn your way into the middle class and make America stronger. How do those voters those voters believe you, maybe you'll change your mind about something if you became president, well, Martha ten years ago, when I became a Senator my job is to represent twenty million people twenty million people in other places around the state that might have had different concerns and. Worries and fears than my upstate New York rural district, and so I listened to them I met with leaders across my state leaders like Nydia Velazquez about what was happening in her community and how families were being torn apart. And I promise you Martha. The reason why I'm running for president. I will fight for their children as hard as I would fight for my own. I will fight for all Americans children as hard as I would fight for my own. And that's why we have to fight for these moral issues. It's why we have to fight for healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Why we need better public schools. Why we need better drop training. So anybody who wants to work hard can earn their way into the middle class in means rewarding work, helping unions organiz, helping workers get better training for higher wages. Equal pay for equal work affordable. Daycare universal pre-k. Those are the things that need to be fought for because I do care about other people's children. And so I would tell voters look at my heart. See who I am. I believe I have the courage and the compassion and the fearless determination to do. What's right? Even when it's hard, especially when it's hard. I'm a fighter. I've always. Been a fighter. I will fight for your kids as hard as I would fight for my own. And that's why I am going to run for president and Senator Leslie I wanted to get your reaction to the BuzzFeed report suggesting President Trump instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to congress about a proposed Trump Tower Moscow deal the special counsel's office disputed that report what was your reaction and did Democrats seize on that report too quickly. The report is highly concerning Martha it just shows more evidence that perhaps this present did obstruct Justice. It shows that even though the special county Fuchs it. It. Martha it raises a question in my mind that is very serious. And so what we need is Muller to be able to finish his investigation. And one of the things that I'm most concerned about is that Senator McConnell will not let a bipartisan Bill come to the Senate floor to allow us to protect that investigation to make sure he cannot be fired prematurely. And and law says it can only be fired for cause. And so what our Bill does is it goes to judge. So a judge could make an incomer decision about whether this was done properly and preserve all the evidence. So we have to protect the Muller investigation. We need the facts. And so this just shows how urgent that investigation is. Okay. Thanks very much for joining us. This morning Senator. Thank you. Martha. Thank you. Now. Let's bring in Republican Senator James Langford, a member of the Senate homeland security committee. Good morning Senator good morning to you. I know you worked with the White House and other senators to formulate this new proposal, but Democrats are already calling the president's pitch a non star. Or so are we back to square one? You just heard Senator gillibrand there. A certainly hope we're not back to square one on this. The problem that we've had for the past. Thirty days has been everyone's been staring at one playing politics instead of policy politics is a lot easier than policy on this. What we've got to do is get a proposal on the table. Now what I encourage the White House to do and multiple others encourage the White House to do is put proposal they've listened to a lot of democrat and Republican members for the last month. They've heard all the demands they know all the background on it put out a straw. Man proposal. Get something out there. The president can say I could support this, and it has elements from both sides, but on the table then opened up for debate the vote this week in the Senate is not to pass the Bill. It is to open up and say can we debate this can we amend it? Can we make changes? Let's find a way to be able to get the government open because they're elements in this that are clearly elements that have been supported by Democrats strongly in the past like the bridge act like trying to get a Silom to those in Central America rather than having to travel all the way to the United States humanitarian relief the Democrats saying. The Democrats say it's a non starter because the deal doesn't go far enough in offering permanent protection for dreamers. Should that be on the table or is the three or extension the final GOP offer? So I can't speak for the White House and where they are on things. But what what's engine me is the president is saying, okay, let's take the DACA issue. Let's give them three years for the first time ever legislative approval. Because doc has you know has been a administrative approval. So let's actually put it through the congress have legislative approval, and let's take it pass the next presidential election. And so this can be determined. It's no longer the quote, unquote, leverage point, dealing with the kids in Dhaka. Also did the same thing for those temporary protected status from El Salvador and Honduras, and that's hundreds of thousands of people that would get an extension of what they already have. So it is it is a big deal to be able to put out there. The conversation about what happened last February saying that there was a full on DACA for individuals to be able to get citizenship for wall. Actually that was. Twenty five billion in total border security for long-term protections for those that are in Dhaka the present still said we can talk about that another time. But let's get the government open. Let's not wait this out. Let's get the government opened it while we can get resolved resolved. I want your reaction to the president's tweet, which I read to Senator gillibrand pudding amnesty on the table, saying amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal weather on immigration or something else. Likewise, no, big push to remove the eleven million, plus people, what's your reaction to that? It is interesting. I don't know what presents calling amnesty? And this. He's talking about for the adults much of the conversation by dreamers has really not been about the kids that came across. It's been about their families. Whether it be their parents would that be siblings. Other folks as well. Most of the dreamer conversation is a citizenship for dreamers and for everyone else in their family as well. So very often a dreamer conversation is about not what one million or two million. It's about twelve million people. So what I don't know what the president's talking about their to say amnesty really involves much larger group that's a longer debate. And obviously not something we can solve quickly. The best thing that we can do is solve the few elements where we do have common. Ground on. Get those resolved get the government back open. So people are actually getting checks again. This is absurd to keep this dragging on this long. So solve a few issues, but not try to solve a bunch of issues at this time and to that point of reopening. The government speaker Pelosi released a statement saying the president should quote, stop holding the American people hostage with his sense. Shutdown each day. He prolongs this needless crisis coast guardsmen FBI agent border patrol officers TSA agents, and hundreds of thousands more workers are forced to live without knowing how they can feed their families or pay their bills. So why not reopen the government while negotiating on the border wall for dreamer protections? Well, if there's any two people that I say, they're not an emotion to say trust me, it is speaker Pelosi and the president they're not looking at each other. Neither one of the mistrusting the other one the best thing that we can do is resolve we can resolve. So for speaker Pelosi to say trust me, president opened the government. And then I'll negotiate the president clearly responded. No, I don't trust you right now as as she doesn't trust him. So let's do what we can get it in writing get passed and get it resolved. And some of these issues are really odd. For instance, the fencing issue that speaker Pelosi is called immoral President Clinton built fencing president H W Bush Bill fencing President George W Bush Bill fencing President Obama built fencing. This is not been an immoral issue. And the president's been very clear he's talking about two hundred and thirty four miles of fencing along two thousand mile border. It's only in the priority areas. The majority of the issues will be done by technology and the normal areas that we handle border security. So this has become highly politicised, but when you look at the actual facts on the ground. And you see this is something that should in could be resolved in the past. Just hasn't been a partisan issue. Of course, he did say Mexico would pay for that wall. Just last year the president peered open to a similar deal to protect dreamers only to pull his support after coming under fire from conservatives. Like, Rush Limbaugh and Coulter and after the president's remarks yesterday and Coulter tweeted Trump opposes amnesty. We voted for Trump and got Jeb are you confident GOP support is there for a plant among Trump's base and among conservatives in the house. Well, I think the presents put a reasonable compromise on the table. Everyone knew we're going to go through this process. We're gonna end up compromising on multiple different areas to be able to resolve it. But the core elements are there that we all strongly believe about that is how do you secure the actual border the dreamers? These docket kids. We know this element this group of folks, they have all gone through background checks. They're currently they're involved in our system right now. There in our schools there in our workplaces. This is a group of students and young adults that we all know as a nation that live down the street from us go to church with us. So for this group of individuals. I just don't see an issue with that. And I don't see that being amnesty. This has been a long term issue for us as a nation that think can be resolved. And Senator I want to end here by showing you a video that's gone viral this weekend. Teenage Trump's supporters. Taunting native American veteran at the end of the indigenous peoples March here in Washington, your state has one of the highest native American populations. What's your message to those teenagers and has the president created this environment doing things like calling Elizabeth Warren poke office. Well, I would say a couple of things about the video one is obviously young man standing awkwardly close to someone that doesn't seem natural to be able to have that. Don't see him. Taunting him. I see him just standing there staring at him. I would say there are a lot of rallies that I've seen you don't think that would intimidating to have the teenager. Certainly do know certainly I do and that wasn't trying to say that those saying that isn't timid and stand awkwardly close to him. But I've seen lots of rallies and events where obscene individuals yelling and screaming and people's faces in trying to be able to intimidate them. So I've seen a lot worse than that. That is highly disrespectful. Not only to American showman. But any older gentlemen for a teenager to do that? The key issue that I would say is in our culture, for whatever reason in our current culture. Whether it's on social media, whether it's events I see people trying to stop hate with more hate that doesn't help us as a culture of there's anything we should have learned from Martin Luther King junior is hate doesn't drive out hate only love drives out hate. So for us to be able to respond back with love and compassion. Into people rather than trying to drive out hatred of more hatred would certainly help us in our social media culture, and with the dialogue. It's happening. It would certainly help us at events and to be able to have more open dialogue in even things like this conversation about border security, and where we are in government shutdown to be able to continue to drive up the rhetoric doesn't help us to be able to actually have floor debate, which is the request. Now. How do we actually get things on the floor? Senator I'm gonna I'm gonna have to stop you there. And we'll see what happens this week. Thanks. So very much for joining us up next house homeland security chair congressman Bennie Thompson response to the president's border wall proposal plus from the migrants heroin journey the challenges facing border agents on the ground. We take a deep dive into the debate over the southern border. Our full report when we come back. 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 podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast that tug of war over the border wall has stalled government and polarized an already divided congress, and the president's latest proposal doesn't seem to have changed that tiny. But just how closely does President Trump's heated rhetoric about the threat at the border match reality on the ground this week, we traveled the both sides of the border from Tijuana to San Diego to get a firsthand look. We began at a migrant shelter in Tijuana just miles from the US border migrants. Live in dire. Feted conditions are team given masks to protect against illness. It's cramped and crowded here now, but there are only about three hundred people at its peak this camp held three thousand. As we want through this tent city. We saw children playing soccer teddybears intense. A woman preparing a meal signs of an attempt at normalcy in a place that is anything. But twenty two year old Alison Luna told us she fled Honduras after being raped making the nearly three thousand mile journey with her three children. Quiz. But K this is the only option she told us while she's heard about the Trump administration's recent crackdown. She says a wall would not have stopped her here on the Mexican side of the border just south of San Diego, the wall extends into the ocean. But that has not stopped the migrants last year. There was a fivefold increase of interceptions by the coast guard. Back on the US side of the border. It didn't take long before we some migrants sneak through in an area where new walls are being built. One man taken into custody as well. As a twenty five year old woman fleeing El Salvador with her two year old son as we toward the fourteen miles of barriers with the chief patrol agent for the San Diego sector is there any part of you still look at that family and think gotta help him on many many levels. I feel compassion for those people, but I also feel compassion for the several thousand people that have been in line at the siege report of injury for several weeks. Wade into do it, right? And those people literally just cut in line in front of them negotiations over the border have stalled. But Scott says CB he needs that wall. We cannot affectively control the border without barriers to slow down illegal entries, but it's not a civil bullet. Trump claims the flow of drugs would be stopped by a border wall. But the majority of drug traffic comes through legal ports of entry and some through tunnels Abortour wall won't directly impact that. But what it does is it? It allows me to free up personnel to focus on that threat. Apprehensions along the border have generally declined for nearly two decades. But recently, there's been a dramatic influx in the number of families crossing the border more than one hundred thousand this is where they will be brought into of stretching the resources of CB at processing centers like imperial beach station in San Diego almost one hundred arrests just that morning, including children if you come with a child you will be released within about twenty days. So that's created a pull factor once people figure that out they don't mind being arrested. They don't mind being car serrated for a few days because they know they're going to be released into the United States, but many migrants are tracked by ankle bracelets after being released some of them end up in shelters like safe harbors network in San Diego until your name. He says his family left Honduras. Fearing for their lives, and this eighteen year old mother who asked us not to show her face on camera told us, she's running from the threat of gang violence. She tells us a wall would not have stopped her. Here's another six beds, but can guarantee there more than six in here. Pastor Bill Jenkins overseas, the migrants at this shelter of head people. Tell me that they've crossed the Levin. Moore's to get here. And mine is the first money. And that's that's partly. He says the organization has helped more than seven thousand immigrants over the last two and a half years. I haven't come across any of them that are here for any other reason than the fact that if they stayed where they were they would have been killed would have been right. They would have been exploited. And I don't care how you build a dam. Wall immigration is gonna continue always great to see it for ourselves and the democratic chair of the house homeland security committee Bennie Thompson joins us. Now Representative Thompson, you said in a statement that the president's childish behavior is causing families to struggle to pay rent and put food on the dinner table, but if Democrats are unwilling to budget all on funding for the border wall. Don't you own some of the blame for the continued stalemate? Well, moth of first of all this is President Trump's shutdown those eight hundred thousand employees, they go to work because they have to the are not independently wealthy, and we should pay them. We should not be in this situation. Put the people back to work, and let's negotiate border security, but don't hold those eight hundred thousand employees hostage in this situation. Democrats fall border security, but we want to talk about it. We wanna make sure that what we're doing is the right thing the notion that we've come from a wall to some other thing is moving into loan, but we have to sit down and talk the president for whatever reason likes to talk at people rather than to people, and that's not how you work things out. Could you negotiate on a wall that certainly the sticking point with president? Trump. Well, we can negotiate on border security. And I think what we are trying to get the president on the stand is we'll sit down and work this out. But you know, we all dots. And you can't treat Democrats like something else. And so for the president as a chair the homeland security committee. I'm saying we'll sit down and we'll talk about the situations, and we'll work through it. But under the present circumstances. It's almost like a talking point rather than trying to get something established. You just heard did chief of border protection for the San Diego sector. Tell me barriers are an essential part of -ffective -ly controlling the border because it allows for agents to focus on specific threats like smuggling drugs, and he was showing me exactly the kind of barriers that President Trump was talking about those steel slat see-through, so. So why are Democrats opposed to any physical wall? In addition to updated technology. I don't think Democrats opposed to any physical barriers is just president constantly evolves. His description of the wall just as he indicated Mexico's gonna pay for whatever was there. So what we have to do is sit down work through this and let the public know exactly what we're talking about and what they can expect. And we're not there yet. Democrats historically have supported certain barriers so in other things to protect this country. But I am a believer. In technology technology is the fullest multiplier for border security. If we do it, right? Then we can get I convinced the kind of border security that we need. But I want to go back to I want to go back to that chief again, and you say you like technology. He wants that wall. Are you standing firm that you will not? Negotiate on a wall at self or is there wiggle room with that wall? I'm saying that we will sit with the chain the president, whomever, and we'll work through it. So you wouldn't rule out a wall? I would not rule out a wall. And so in instances now, the notion that we can't have barriers. Is just something. That's not true. But again moth you have to have a plan and the plan that the president initially start with is not where he is now. And so we don't know where he will be tomorrow, but clearly Democrats are for border security, but we are not fought this constantly moving the ball. Just for talkin point, Mr President, Democrats will work with you. But you can't pick. What Democrats you worked with? We have picked our leaders, and you have to work with our leaders, and I could you to do that. And the president called the situation at the US Mexico border a humanitarian crisis, and we just showed you the dire conditions that we saw firsthand down there. Do you agree with president that there's a humanitarian crisis at the border, even if you don't think it said national security crisis. Well. The backup for a minute moth. This is a humanitarian crisis that's been exaggerated by this administration and its policies. So if he accepts responsibility for what he's created, then we can fix it. But if he's trying to fan the flames that all these people are doing that and not accepting responsibility. Then that's disingenuous only his bought Democrats have always supported humanitarian efforts all around the world not just on the southern border. So we put Pat to work due to humanitarian crisis, but he can't change the policies that create more for managerial crisis in the process. So just like that separation of children that was part of the crisis. That was created. Now, we find out that this was a contrived theory that they had put in place before to do this. As part of that being against immigration. So must the president. If you genuinely concerned about a humanitarian crisis, then let's talk about some reasonable policies and solutions Democrats will work with. Okay. Thank you very much for joining us this morning, congressman next the powerhouse roundtable breakdown breaks down the president's new offer to end the shutdown and the fallout over that fuzz skeet report disputed by the special counsel that claim Trump directed his former attorney to lie to congress. We'll be right back. These days news comes out of Washington so fast. It can be hard to keep up. I just don't think this is going to play out the way everybody thinks it's going to play out. We're getting giancarl prediction. You look we need special music for this. I'm ABC news political director Rick Klein, join me along with ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Every week as we break down the facts and turn to Washington insiders with tough questions on the powerhouse politics podcasts. Or are you going to talk to moan I'm looking forward to listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app? We're joined now by our powerhouse roundtable. ABC news political analyst, Matthew Dowd. Sean Thomas Washington bureau chief for vice news, ask stead Herndon, national political reporter for the New York Times and NPR congressional correspondent Susan Davis. Welcome to all of you. Great to have you here in Matthew. I'm going to start with you. It's now week five of the shutdown. We've heard the president's offer. We heard the tweet you heard the reaction from both sides. Does does that speech? Does this tweet today about amnesty perhaps in the future move the needle at all? Well, I find the president's one speech yesterday in his way, he's conducted himself in the last few days at three levels. Really? I he's describing this as negotiation, but only Mike Pence Mitch McConnell and Jared Kushner met so and then they present him with the plan never having met with the with Nancy Pelosi or the Democrats on this be like you. And I deciding what was good for NBC news and saying here's a comp. Demise is what we've decided the second thing is they call it a compromise. And this is a problem. The president calls us a compromise that he created. He created the Dr problem, he created the refugee problem. And now he wants to say I'm going to solve the problem. I created by you giving me five billion dollars to me. It doesn't make sense. And third more. Really importantly, I don't understand what politics he thinks. This is the majority of the countries against the wall. The majority of the country doesn't approve this president thinks twenty nine percent only support it strongly the majority of the country blames the president's for this shutout, and we had an election a few months ago almost on this exact issue and the Democrats won historically the president's party and the president lost headed stork losses on election day. So I don't get the politics of this. And then it goes techniques, and the compromise of this is anybody get the politics on this one. Oh, okay. Not really, I think also from his speech, he was trying to signal something because he very specifically said in that speech. Each I don't want to two thousand mile concrete border wall. He said all the things that we've heard before about how there are mountains and rivers, and there's other things to stop it. So he's trying to sound at least like he's coming to the table. Even as Matthew pointed out that none of the things he's offering are things that will actually bring the Democrats to the table because they think one this should be argued about once the government is reopened or the parts of the government that are close to reopen and to he created some of these problems himself, and what about that amnesty? I mean, the tweet was really interesting Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got, but he'll work out amnesty perhaps in future deal. Is that something esta? Yeah, I mean in something that he's trying to signal that he's trying to make a compromise. And we heard that in the shift in rhetoric and now in the shift of of policy, whether it's a problem he created or not. But I think it's interesting you at the end culture tweet earlier that this has the risk of angering his own base. I mean, this is a base of he's actually whipped against this issue saying things. Like like yesterday. They won't like what they saw today. Exactly. And I'm saying things like taco things like TPS or things that they stood against and now for border wall. If he said that he alone could do that he would do kind of unilaterally. He's offering things that they may not love. And so it's interesting to politics here because it might have a risk angering the conservative base while Democrats are United against it already. This is an issue find kind of morally enraging, and so said, we're going to budget all, but who might budge are some conservatives who are still sticking with them who don't like these things he's offered and Susan this comes week after President Trump and speaker Pelosi traded some very big jabs. What about the state of the union, but Pelosi calling on the president to delay that but Trump President Trump canceling effectively her trip to Afghantistan does this really make matters worse. Yes. I mean, this is not going to be around. Reagan tip O'Neill kind of relationship between Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi. Wouldn't Nancy Pelosi has an advantage here is she has worked with Republican presidents before. She was speaker under George Bush. They had to cut some uncomfortable deal. She knows how to do it. I think the president's adjusting to having a very strong opposition on Capitol Hill, which is something he has not had to face yet as president. And I think the there's tree trying to figure out how to do this. You talk to the point of the conservative base. Let's not forget the democratic base in this debate. Right. If you look at how that what the president offered yesterday was being received by immigration rights activists by the dreamer community. They are saying under no circumstances. Should you accept the steel? So why does Nancy Pelosi or any other democrat on Capitol Hill coming off of this election, where they just want big look at what the president is put on the table and say anything, but no way. And I think part of Martha part of the thing is I mean, I get the moral equation of this every time somebody uses the moral language it automatically backs. Everybody into a corner. I think the real question is what's the efficiency of this? I mean, if you break apart, this problem into three sectors this won't solve the wall. Is he's proposing it won't solve the drug problem as we know all the, Nope. In the stats were drug. Come in. And all that it won't solve the terrorist problem when you take a look at the terrorists where they come in. Where they are. You actually if you wanted to build a wall you'd build it on the northern Jilin brand was talking about terrorists. And if you really believe this was a humanitarian crisis as the president's now saying, which is now different. I don't understand if you believe it was a humanitarian crisis. Why did he send the military down there before election day, if you believed it was a new managerial crisis? This wall isn't the first point in doing that you'd have a multilateral meeting with Guatemala, and El Salvador, and Mexico, and you'd sit down and say, how do we solve this? So even if you just looked at it from an efficiency standpoint and government, and how we should spend our money on those three things you wouldn't be doing with the president proposes in China. I wanted to ask you about Mitch McConnell who hasn't really been seen much in this. But apparently he's going to bring this Bill to the floor of this week. Well, there was some reporting that Mitch McConnell, basically, wanted the president to do something public and put this out there. So that he had some cover when he brought it to the floor because no Senate majority leader wants to bring something to the floor that you can't get the votes for. Question is he supposed to get cloture on this? And you may be in a situation where you have the Senator dick Durbin Democrats of the world voting against some of these protections for us. But because it's really immoral conversation about what the wall means even though the president is backing off. Would it physically means Democrats don't have to give this to Mitch McConnell and s hit federal workers have already missed one paycheck. And if this continues, they'll miss a second paycheck, and that's really having a devastating impact on some of the right? I mean, there's the political games here in this very real consequences for a lot of federal workers. I mean, we've seen kind of devastating scenes of food lines for folks who have jobs in DC are furloughed right now. And I think the impact as it gets more of real we are seeing that having we're seeing that have kind of viral internet effect. We're seeing increasing pressure put on the president and put on Republicans. I think specifically to kind of look at those folks and to solve that and the more, Hugh. Main way. And so I think that when we get to things like paychecks missing second paychecks these are payments. I mean, these are these are real impacts that are having on people's lives. And that is kind of the first thing they kinda should be brought to mind here. And I also think as it goes on longer and longer and you missed that second paycheck February first when people actually have to pay their rent, we'll become like a very big day in the sand number one. And number two you start to have the concentric circle affect really? So like, what are those towns that rely on the people whose jobs are bureau of prisons workers? There's not as much money flowing into those towns. I mean, we had delta basically say they're losing twenty five million dollars because the government just isn't traveling the way it is. And that's what more than those stores security the country. I mean, that's fundamentally the secure the country is at risk. And I want to go back to you on the hill and the state of the union, and we know that Nancy Pelosi said, you should skip it because of security and other put it in writing Donald Trump said knit this morning and a tweet I'm still thinking about the state of the union so many options including doing it as per your written offer made during the shutdown securities. No problem and my written acceptance while a contract is a contract. We'll get back to you soon. What do you think that? It means the president is options. He doesn't have to give it from the house chamber, but there's other places he can give it there's talk of maybe going to state capital and giving it there we talked about this before where he had some offers extended in North Carolina to come give it there could give it out with workers saying he's fighting for the wall he could give her from the White House. I think it's safe to say the president's going to make a statement about this. And the White House is maximizing the highest political impact of how they can take this for tat and try and get the upper hand, and I want to move onto the Russia investigation in Muller. Pretty shocking this week and nearly unprecedented. That the special counsel's office would come out with a statement disputing part of buzzfeed's report alleging the president directed. Michael Cohen delighted congress, that's truly unprecedented. Doesn't look good for the media. What do you think happens Kirsten gillibrand thinks it still needs to be looked at? I mean, we're gonna we're gonna see how it plays out. I mean, this was certainly a bombshell report one that had lawmakers talking about impeachment. They have to caveat if true. Right now, we have seen that really come into focus the rarity in which the special counsel's office puts out these types of statements. I mean that we should really take seriously. They're putting out one of these denials that that means that we don't know which parts of this. Buzzfeed report are accurate BuzzFeed has asked them to clarify, the special counsel's office has not but the puts us in the kind of if e- situation right that we don't know which parts of this bombshell report or chew, but we'll see increasing investigations. We'll see lawmakers wants a poke at some of these elaine's that report has opened up, and as we get further and further along they might be vindicated. It might be fully rejected. It also made me think of all of the stories the countless stories that special counsel's office has not exactly exactly I've never gotten an Email back from the special counsels press office that was more than like half a Sinton. So the fact that they came out, but there's been all these other stories, right? And the special counsel is basically saying no comment to those. So should I believe they're all true as well? And it opens the special counsels. Office up for basically kind of confirming everything else in a weird way. But I also think this just pulls into focus that the only guy who knows what's going on is Muller in the special counsel's office. And it also helps in some ways Nancy Pelosi quell all of the house members who may want to talk about impeachment. Okay. So like we can't go down the BuzzFeed impeachment route. Why don't we just wait for Muller? But not a great week for the media. We gotta go. I just think this is the time when the media and everybody ought to approach everything calmly and methodically. But for the president hitt supporters to like cues the media making mistakes. They're not the best vehicle. Okay. Gotta go. Thanks to everyone. That's all for us today. Thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with us checkout world news tonight and have a great day and a meaningful Martin Luther King day. 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