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Scott Presler: Registering Voters Will Make Biden a One-Term President
"Better than the government ever could and so I just started traveling the country and we organized cleanups in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Duquesne, Detroit, Houston, Colosso, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Portland, Pittsburgh, but more importantly Dan weaving in voter registration into this my work although it was helping to clean up the cities was only a band -aid if we want to make long lasting change it means registering voters and so I started turning my cleanup efforts into voter events registration what better way to decide who our city council members are and school board members and mayors and state representatives and so now what I'm asking as we go into this November and beyond is guys look for ripe opportunities to register voters at your churches at your synagogues address pro shop at a movie theater during sound of freedom at Jason Aldean concerts at gun shows we have so many a myriad of opportunities to register conservatives to vote and then we get them out to vote this november and beyond we
Fresh update on "state representative" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Equip athletes parents coaches and others the right education to recognize prevent on to harmful behavior join the movement to champion respects and end abuse at US Center for safe sport you org everything need every time you listen WTLP producers desk is wired by IBEW local 26 where come to grow Wednesday morning October 4th 2023 welcome in to WTOP ID the language with us this morning to the government is our producer among the top stories were following for you as we roll into this day together for on WTOP the first time in US history lawmakers have this week voted out formally the Speaker of the House now Republicans will have to determine who will replace Kevin McCarthy who says that he won't run again so I may have lost a vote today but as I walk walk out of this chamber I feel fortunate to have served the American people I leave the speakership with a the sense of pride accomplishment and yes optimism this morning WTOP Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller has today on the hill Wednesday morning the yeas are 216 the nays 8 Republicans voted to oust Kevin McCarthy from the speakership joining all the House who refused to extend him a political lifeline one of the Republicans who joined Florida's Matt Gaetz in to voting force out McCarthy was Virginia congressman Bob Goode with the Democrats driving the fiscal bus off the cliff at 100 miles an hour we cannot simply be content to be the party that slows it down to 95 just so we can sit in the but minority whip Tom Emmer spoke on behalf of McCarthy and his leadership speaker McCarthy's Republican majority has been successful in bringing common sense back to our nation's capital Emmer has mentioned been as a possible successor to McCarthy but as Republicans regroup and try to determine what their next move will be the acting speaker will be North Carolina congressman Patrick McHenry his position only has a caretaker role however for now all legislative action in the house is frozen until a new speaker is chosen on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news who could indeed be the next speaker Kirk Beto Hotline editor at the National Journal says this morning House Majority Leader Steve Scalise is an early favorite he said that he's feeling good feeling great and that I think that is a signal right now to the members of his conference that look despite his diagnosis despite his treatment right now he is ready willing and able to serve Scalise is undergoing treatment for blood cancer right now again that was Kirk Beto this morning at WTOP from the National Journal now we turn to the latest this morning Wednesday on former President Donald J. Trump's fraud trial in New York the judge this week composing a limited gag order by definition on Mr. Trump after the former president apparently the judge's principal law clerk in a social media post CBS News chief election campaign correspondent Robert Kosta says this morning there is a big difference between what is said in and out of this courtroom notable thing to me as a reporter was the quiet the silence from the Trump lawyers Trump himself inside the room because this is a trial that's playing out in the courtroom and while there's drama outside and harsh rhetoric outside of it inside you have to play by the rules and they're listening as the government lays out its case. The trial is expected to last into December. 235 Wednesday morning WTP on now to Hunter Biden who has played entered a plea on federal firearms charges this week after a summer plea that was a plea deal that fell apart you may remember in a Delaware courtroom President Biden's son pleaded not guilty to three charges after being accused of lying about his drug use five years ago on a form used to buy a gun. Charges like those are rare and Hunter Biden's lawyer says he plans to ask that the case be dismissed. Hunter Biden was indicted on the charges after a plea deal on tax and gun charges imploded. The agreement would have meant there'd be no criminal proceedings during his father's reelection campaign. Now a special counsel has been appointed and the case is on track for a possible trial as the election looms. That's Sagar Meghani Washington. A member of the Tennessee Three. Remember them suing the state's House Speaker and other officials in federal court over his expulsion from from the the body earlier this year, Democratic State Representative Justin Jones alleges that Republicans violated his free speech rights during that time. Jones and another state representative, Justin Pearson, you may remember both black men were out voted of the body earlier this year after participating that day in a gun violence protest on the House floor. They were subsequently reelected back to their positions. A third lawmaker, Gloria Johnson, who is white, barely survived expulsion by one vote that day. WTOP at 236. 79 minutes could bring your entire agency to a screaming halt. That's the average time it takes an adversary to land move and laterally through your network. When government and citizen data are at stake, trust the pioneer in adversary intelligence and enterprise threat hunting. 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A highlight from 1260. Stand With Crypto! | DO THIS NOW Before It's Too Late!
"All right, so we've got a lot happening in the area of regulation, and one of the things we'll be covering today is talking about Coinbase and their whole Stand With Crypto campaign. You guys are going to like this one, and it will also help you guys make your step into supporting the crypto events that are happening and, of course, the regulation itself. My name is Paul Baron. Welcome back to Tech Path. All right, so let's get into it today. I want to go into a couple of topics. This is all going to be about Coinbase and what they're doing to essentially fight for our rights to basically own and operate crypto. But before we get started, I do want to thank our sponsor, and today that is Tangem. If you guys are looking at doing self -custody, this is one of the tools you can do it with. They have a really interesting concept around self -custody. One of course, it's an NFC card. It has an app related to it, and it's very easy to use. So make sure and check out their website. If you go and decide to get one of these wallets, make sure and get the new card. This one comes out in October. There's a lot of new features and benefits. Check their Twitter for a lot of the updates. But you do get that one, and you can get the additional discount by just using our link down below. So make sure and check that out. It does help the channel out. All right, so let's get into a couple of topics today. One of the points I want to hit on is this right here, is that with regulatory scenarios really starting to heat up, the SEC has basically put out another shot across the bow, saying crypto chiefs now warns more charges coming to exchanges. And a couple of things that I think we have to be aware of is just how much the SEC is doing right now in terms of the major exchanges. The major exchanges, obviously we know about Coinbase and Binance. But what others are they trying to go into? Will we start to see actions in everything from KuCoin, etc., to potentially cause some more challenges in the exchange wars against the SEC? And the other aspect that you have to think about on this is the component around the regulation. All of this regulation is brewing now. We are in the heat of a lot of regulation coming up. In fact, right here, if you look at Patrick McHenry's website, I'll show you guys some of the bills that are going in front of a vote right now. The Power of the Mint Act, CBDC Anti -Surveillance State Act, and the Digital Dollar Prevention Act. This is basically all anti -CBDC. All of this, of course, will be going in for votes very quickly. We're going to try to do a video for you guys to cover this and give you the results of this as it starts to resolve here. So lots happening there around legislation. Now with legislation comes you and me going out and really letting our state representatives, our congressmen and women understand our position. I think one of the tools that I have found that is pretty effective is what Coinbase has done. So it's a call to action mobilizing 52 million crypto owners into an army of 1 million advocates for change. And I think if we get that many advocates for change and create enough awareness, I think this is definitely a significant program. Now what they've done is they're going after some key states here. And this will be Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and of course, Wisconsin. These are key states in all of the primaries. And of course, in most cases, contribute a lot toward the potential next president. So this is a big deal of where this is going to be going on stand with crypto. So earlier this year, they took this research project on 87 percent of Americans believe the financial system needs changing. OK, I would agree with that. 51 percent of Americans believe that America's financial system does not work fairly for everyone. And I think that would make sense based on just the demographic cut that we're already starting to see. And then 63 percent of crypto owners agree that the system unfairly favors powerful interest. That I think has been all about the evolution of what's happened here in America, especially on the business interest side. Forty percent of those who own digital assets do not do so to remit money across borders to help family members. So this is another thing that a lot of people are utilizing this to really handle their everyday function of just being able to support families outside the United States. This is a big deal. 72 percent of the 18 to 34 is believe crypto gives people direct control over their money. This is another area that is going to be very interesting for a lot of our lawmakers. And the reason is because when you look at the 18 to 34, this essentially is the next demographic that's going to run the country. It's also the next demographic that is going to do most of the powerful purchasing for companies etc. We talked to a lot of brands and this is a big category in terms of demographic. 52 million Americans own crypto. There's some of the data that they pulled from this research. Five times more than own an EV. That's pretty interesting.
Fresh update on "state representative" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Charges after being accused of lying about his drug use five years ago on a form used to buy a gun. Charges like those are rare, and Hunter Biden's lawyer says he plans to ask that the case be dismissed. Hunter Biden was indicted on the charges after a plea deal on tax and gun charges imploded. The agreement would have meant there'd be no criminal proceedings during his father's reelection campaign. a Now special counsel has been appointed and the case is on track for a possible trial as the election looms. Sagar Meghani Washington. And word comes this morning a member of the Tennessee three remember them suing the state's house speaker were told other officials in what as well in federal court over his expulsion the from body you may remember from earlier this year. Democratic state representative Justin Jones alleges state Republicans violated his free speech rights at the time Jones and another state representative Justin Pearson both black men were voted out of the body earlier this year after participating in a gun violence protest on the they were subsequently reelected back to their positions a third lawmaker Gloria Johnson who is white barely survived expulsion that day by one vote WTOP at 1235 due to overwhelming response diamonds directs most popular finance offer ever is being extended you now have until this Saturday at 5 p .m. to take advantage of this once -a -year offer now
Fight still ahead for Texas' Ken Paxton after historic impeachment deepens GOP divisions
"This weekend's historic impeachment of Texas attorney general is plunging Republicans into a bruising fight over whether to banish one of their own in America's biggest red state. Texas AG Ken Paxton says he has full confidence, as he now awaits trial in the state Senate. His conservative allies there include state senator Angela Paxton, his wife, the decisive one 21 to 23 vote in the House amounted to a clear rebuke of the GOP controlled body Republican state representative David spiller. No one person should be above the law. Least not the top law enforcement official of the state of Texas. Audio courtesy wv final removal of Paxton requires a two thirds vote in the Senate. He was impeached on 20 articles that included bribery and abuse of public trust. I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "state representative" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Balance of power enrichment. All state, 140 Senate and House seats are on the ballot November 7th. Youngkin is aiming to flip Virginia's Senate to Republican control. A member of the Tennessee three is suing the state's House Speaker and another official over his expulsion from the body earlier this year. Democratic state representative Justin Jones alleges that state Republicans violated his free speech rights. Jones and another state representative, Justin Pearson, both African -American Democrats were voted out of the body earlier this year after participating in a gun violence protest on the House floor. They were subsequently re -elected back to their positions. Jury selection began today in the high -profile case against the founder of a failed cryptocurrency exchange. Sam Bankman freed has pleaded is not guilty to seven counts of fraud and conspiracy. He's also accused of money laundering. The 31 -year -old sat at the top of the cryptocurrency industry when there was a frenzy for digital currencies during the pandemic. prosecutors But say he embezzled billions from FTX customers for personal use, risky investments and campaign contributions. Right now this looks like the biggest fraud in after history Bernie Madoff. The former billionaire is accused of moving massive sums of money from FTX to his hedge fund Alameda Research to prop each other up. FTX When investors tried to cash out, they couldn't. And that is CBS News correspondent Michael George. Still ahead here on WTOP, how much would it cost you for an ad -free version of Facebook and Instagram? President Biden holding a call today to reassure allies of the US's support for Ukraine. Those stories and more on the way on WTOP. When you're replacing an appliance, you need a new one fast. And we know what you're thinking. That means big box store. But here's what you should be thinking. Bray beats big. At Scarf, Bray and
Biden thanks 'Tennessee three' for 'standing up'
"President Biden has thanked the three Tennessee lawmakers who became democratic heroes for taking part in gun control protests at their state House. They're now known as the Tennessee three state representatives Justin Pearson, Justin Jones, and Gloria Johnson, who protested days after a deadly school shooting. In the Oval Office. Republicans who control the GOP legislature called for all three to be expelled, which the president called shocking. On democratic and it was without any president. But you turn it around very quickly. Pearson and Jones, both black, were expelled before being reinstated on an interim basis. Johnson was not expelled. The president says every generation has to fight for it democracy. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
GOP states targeting diversity, equity efforts in higher ed
"And analysis by The Associated Press finds Republican lawmakers in at least a dozen states have been proposing legislation to shut down the offices of diversity, equity, and inclusion at colleges and universities. The AP research finds more than 30 bills with similar language crafted by conservative groups, seeking to ban funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion offices, or forbid those concepts in employment and education decisions. Negative confirmation is being fomented by these offices. Texas Republican state representative Carl tepper introduced such a measure in his state, saying DEI offices so division on things like slavery and race relations. There are ideologically driven, I believe. On our marks with foundation, anti American. But the president of the American association of university professors, Irene mulvey, says their dog whistling she describes the bills as political ideological directives onto our campuses from state houses violating academic freedom and ultimately threatening democracy. I'm Jackie Quinn
Nashville council to vote on restoring ousted state lawmaker
"Nashville officials could be poised to reinstate one of two black Democrats expelled by the Republican colleagues at the state House last Thursday. Nashville's metro council has called a Monday meeting to address the vacancy left by the expulsion of former state representative Justin Jones, many council members have publicly commented that they want to send Jones back to the state House essentially turning his expulsion into a long weekend, Jones spoke with NBC's meet the press. This was not as an attack on us, but it was an attempt at silence our districts. Jones and colleague Justin Pearson of Memphis, who are black, were propelled into the national spotlight when the Tennessee House voted to expel them for using a bull horn at the podium in support of gun violence protesters, as for Pearson, he's awaiting word from Shelby county Tennessee, commissioners meet Wednesday, and could pick Pearson to fill his own vacancy. It's unclear how House Republicans would respond to seeing the lawmakers they kicked out sent right back, special elections for the seats would take place in coming months. I'm Jennifer King
Cameron Sexton: Determined to Find Legislation That Protects Kids
"Talking to state representative Mark white from the Memphis area, and he actually has legislation that would in fact protect children that these two men opposed. That's getting lost in the conversation, but even beyond that, you had 6 people that were killed, three of them children in a Christian school, and now they're being almost used as props to make these individuals look like victims. Well, these three individuals, after their 45 minutes of doing whatever you want to call it, I call the protest on the House floor, leading the balcony in protest. When their members got them in a side room, they asked if they were going to be arrested now, Todd. You'll ask to be arrested or if you're going to be arrested, if you didn't do something gravely wrong. And so they knew immediately what they did was wrong to the level of wondering if they were going to be arrested. And so that's not how you do it. And so we're going to follow what the House rules are. We're going to continue to follow the House rules. And we're going to look at legislation to pass that protects Tennessee families and children at school at public at private. Protect children who are trying to walk home from school or playing in the park. We have legislation to do that. The governor just announced SROs and every public school, we set up a private fund to help private or help a public fund to help private schools do SROs. And so we had the capability sorry about that. So we had the capability of doing that. The thing is, here's the thank God. Some Democrats are opposed to having SROs in schools. They oppose it.
Kansas Enacts Transgender Athlete Ban, Overrides Governor Veto
"The house of or the Republicans in the state house, and Kansas have overturned a veto, they voted to override a veto from democratic governor Laura Kelly, and Lara Kelly was pro transgender and the bill would have protected girl sports in the state of Kansas. And so anyway, Republicans, they got together, they joined forces and they took down the democratic governor and the good news is that biological girls are going to be able to play sports in the state of Kansas. So good for you folks, all of you good people. By the way, here's what the and this is the legislation. Athletic teams or sports designated for females, women or girls shall not be open to students of the male sex. And that's what triggered the left. And the bill covers students from kindergarten all the way through college. So I say good for you. By the way, there was a state representative Susan Rouen. Democrat foul mouthed vile woman. Stood up on the House floor and called Republicans full of excrement. But you did use that word. She's very upset. Well, you know what, you can be upset. Good for you, Republicans. And this is what we need to be doing at every state House across the country where Republicans have majorities fight, fight, fight.
The National Divide Among Parties Present in Elections
"A lawmaker in North Carolina announced yesterday. She's leaving the Democrat party representative Tricia Gotham, a state representative in the tar hill state, who represents a district near Charlotte, joined state House and Senate Republican leaders yesterday at the North Carolina GOP headquarters for a press conference to announce her switch and she is now made the Republican she's now given the Republicans a veto proof majority in the state legislature. You know what's happening and look at this is a great example. We're witnessing the national divorce. You see it, right? You understand what's happening with between the red states and the blue states, and I don't mean to name call. I should be in a better Christian spirit. I'm sorry that I'm going to be a little edgy here. The idiots in Chicago have handed the keys to city hall to somebody worse than Lori Lightfoot. So they voted Lori Lightfoot out because of her despicable policies and they elected a guy who's worse than her. In Wisconsin, voters there have just flipped the Wisconsin Supreme Court to a liberal majority, which is going to be devastating. For unborn babies, but ironically, it's the abortion issue that did it. And whether we like it or not, as New York magazine put on its cover this week, abortion is winning elections for Democrats.
GOP lawmaker wins Wis. Senate seat, creating supermajority
"A special election in Wisconsin has given Republicans a super majority in that state's Senate. Wisconsin Republican Dan canola, won the race for state Senate at the end of Tuesday's special election. His victory gives Wisconsin Senate Republicans 22 votes enough to override a governor's veto and impeach other office holders, Wisconsin's assembly is still just two votes shy of the 66th they need for a two thirds override. The state representative defeated Democrat Jody abish cine an environmental attorney with a degree from Harvard in the race for an open seat in district 8, red leaning suburbs north of Milwaukee, which had been represented by a Republican incumbent who retired in November. Canola has said he is not interested in impeaching governor Tony Evers, but he does want to impeach some Milwaukee judges for being too lenient on criminal defendants. I'm Jennifer King
Tennessee GOP members move to oust 3 Dems after gun protest
"The Tennessee debate over gun control leads to expulsion measures against three Democrats in Tennessee's Republican led legislature. Resolutions were filed yesterday against Tennessee Democrats Gloria Johnson, Justin Pearson and Justin Jones, state representatives who led chance with a bull horn from the state House floor last Thursday. In support of hundreds of protesters who packed the capitol, calling for gun control measures in response to the Nashville school shooting, the resolution declared the three head participated in disorderly behavior and did knowingly and intentionally bring disorder and dishonor to the House of Representatives, the lawmakers were stripped of their committee assignments, representative Johnson said the lawmakers are protected under the state constitution. We've had members illegally prescribed drugs to their cousin mistress Johnson says, and nothing happened, but talk on the floor without permission and you'll get expelled. Last night is Republicans pushed forward to schedule for an expulsion vote this Thursday, the speaker ordered the gallery and media cleared out as the crowd chanted. Representative Jones posted video accusing Republican lawmaker Justin lafferty of pushing him and grabbing his phone, the resolutions are the first step in an effort to expel the lawmakers something that hasn't happened in Tennessee since the Civil War. I'm Jennifer King
Robyn Pfaffman: Justin Pearson Should Wear the Uniform of a State Rep
"Justin Pearson is a new state representative, he's like one of these black power dudes, got the big power fro and he is perpetually offended about everything. Actually gave out copies of the 1619 Project on day one of his time at the state House, and now he's catching fire because he's breaking dress protocol by not wearing a coat and tie. Instead, he's wearing this West African garb, which I've been it's basically a blouse. Right. And so I have given this a lot of thought. And what instantly comes to mind is a lawsuit that I covered many moons ago in Atlantic City, New Jersey involving casino workers, specifically Todd, cocktail waitresses, and these gals signed up to be cocktail waitresses to where the uniform where they worked. And some of them packed on a couple of pounds if you know what I mean. One, too many donuts later. And the casino got rid of them or put them on ice or whatever was going on. And these women sued and guess what they lost. You know why they lost? Because when they took the job, they signed on the dotted line that they were going to wear the uniform at their office and their office happened to be a casino, which leads me to airline pilot. When you sign up to be an airline pilot, you also agree to wear the uniform of said airlines. You can't come in there and wear whatever blouse or shirt or fig leaf you want. You know what I'm saying? And so my issue was this guy is, I know he's trying to make all sorts of statements and make this an entire racial thing. Which by the way, the woman who didn't let him in was, as I read it, was also black and she's just trying to follow the protocol,
"state representative" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To bring in Michael barnow to tell us what else is going on in New York and around the world John thank you very much U.S. representative Tom rice of South Carolina has been ousted from Congress in his Republican primary after voting to impeach Donald Trump over the January 6th insurrection The 5 term congressman was defeated by Trump backed state representative Russell fry for I received 51% while rice got 25% Meanwhile representative Nancy may clear the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff against Trump backed Katie arrington Republican Jim marchant who made false claims about the 2020 election is advancing to the general election for Nevada's Secretary of State If marchand wins he would oversee future elections in the state New York governor Kathy hochul is about to get a big endorsement today and the governor's race New York City mayor Eric Adams is set to make the announcement to endure his whole in a joint news conference Two police officers in El Monte California died after responding to a possible stabbing and a motel El Monte interim police chief Ben Lowry says the officers were fired upon by the suspect He used to heroes paid the ultimate sacrifice today they were murdered by a coward and we are grieving and it hurts Chief lawry says the suspect was also killed The Senate may have found a formula to get Republicans on board with a gun safety Bill Bloomberg's head Baxter reports Minority leader Mitch McConnell is making noises that make it sound like he will support it Just people who own guns And support for the provisions of the framework is off the charts Overwhelming He says it's wording I think if this framework becomes the actual piece of legislation it's a step forward A step forward on a bipartisan basis And majority leader Chuck Schumer says it will be brought to the floor quickly In San Francisco I'm at Baxter Bloomberg daybreak The pain at the gas pump continues for the New York metro area according to triple-A prices rose to a record 5 21 overnight and 5 50 in Manhattan Former president Trump's bid to hold depositions next month in a New York State probe of his family's real estate business was rejected by the state's highest court to lower courts have already rejected the claim that the probe by New York attorney general letitia James a Democrat is politically motivated Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake Powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries I'm Michael Barr in this is Bloomberg jun All right Michael.
Our Immigration System Needs a Serious Overhaul
"The U.S. immigration system is old. It's dilapidated it's ill equipped to serve the majority of the American people. It's a lot like our fucking Congress. Our immigration system needs a serious overhaul. But you know what it takes? That takes a lot of work with a capital W and it takes serious work from serious grown-ups, and we don't have them anymore. They're not in place in Washington, D.C.. That's why every black Latino and white and Asian family is going to continue to pay a very high price for the ineptitude of the federal government. How do you get around this? How do you make your life somewhat savable? Get to know you state representatives. Not your only shot, guys. That's the only prayer your family has to shield you yourselves from the harm and the dangers of this illegal immigration. And all the bullshit D.C. is dishing out. And that's because D.C. only cares about themselves.
Stacey Abrams and Biden Blame Scheduling Issue for Voting Rights Speech Absence
"Stacey Abrams didn't show up. Stacey Abrams didn't show up to the speech that Joe Biden was supposed to save as presidency with. So Biden's speech was about voting rights allegedly and all about fixing the filibuster and yet for whatever reason Stacey Abrams who's running for governor of Georgia, same state. Her issue, she wasn't there. And it has Democrat commentators going wild with speculation as to why Stacey Abrams wasn't there. Now let's just be clear, Stacey Abrams has never won an election outside of a state representative race. She lost the Georgia governor's race. She always gets platformed as this Democrat savior. It's really bizarre. And they say that, yes, Stacey Abrams is the reason why Rafael Warnock and John ossoff. Won the Senate races. Now there's only a couple explanations. So Stacey Abrams comes out and she says, yeah, I wasn't there because of a scheduling mix up. Now let me tell you somebody who let me tell you about something that I could be from a first person perspective. We've run a lot of events at turning point action. And when we host the president, president Trump, and he calls us, there's really not much of a negotiation that happens with the schedule. It's not like, hey, we're coming to Phoenix on Wednesday. Like, how about Friday? That just doesn't work. You cancel what you have. And you know what's amazing? And I could say this from personal experience. That when you tell whoever you're canceling, that you're doing so for event with the president, they totally understand. So you're trying to tell me Stacey Abrams had something more important to do than go and greet Joe Biden when he comes down to Georgia? Stacey Abrams had a more pressing commitment. Where was she yesterday?
A highlight from Episode 53 Part 1 Our Relationship with Planned Parenthood Ft Amanda Weber
"We are creating as a society, it's become very much an us versus them mentality. And when you're stuck in that, when you're stuck in these are my beliefs and no one and nothing could ever swing me from those beliefs, you missed a really amazing opportunity to learn and to grow. And for me, learning different things and learning different perspectives helped me step away from the narrative that I was being given by whatever people, you know, by the representatives, like my state representatives or Planned Parenthood themselves or fellow volunteers, I could step away and say, but that's not what I believe that's not what I agree with. Let me formulate my own feelings and opinions instead of just parroting what I'm told. And that nowadays, I think, is more useful than ever and more needed than ever because we're so afraid that if we listen to another person or give even thought to another person's experience or opinion, then we're in some way, betraying our own, and that's just simply not true. Yes, I completely agree. The other thing that I find sometimes hard to do, especially when talking about difficult subjects like this is I will open myself up to because I am pretty adamantly pro choice. As far as like my abortion stance is concerned, I have mixed feelings about Planned Parenthood, just in general. And I think that's probably true for a lot of people, just like the organization itself. As a stand-alone like organization, but I have found myself where I where I'm somebody who I want to understand both sides. I want to understand what are all the points.
"state representative" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"That's it's it is interesting to read about that and Lafayette lift the oil and gas industry might be at the cutting edge of all of those things you from an investment standpoint. Because they're they see the writing on the wall to they're not gonna just sit down idly watch their energy production. Go down while the wall. The demand is going up. They gotta figure out how to satisfy demand and that might be an investing in some of these renewables. So you're gonna see that coming out of these boards of directors internationally and Especially the pension funds. That are asking them to do that. you know. we've got to diversify their own portfolio. Lot of interesting things going on Did i ask you what you wanted to cover. Is there anything that we left out today. Well when when you know from twenty sixteen through today. I don't think we realized that we were going to be facing a worldwide pandemic that has been at the forefront of state issues that we that we were gonna be facing so many natural disasters flying of the floods the freezes the floods again the hurricanes and there are so many needs out there and it's been it's been a challenge as a as a legislature as a elected official But it's been a welcome challenge and you know some cases very rewarding as a whole you know not even me personally but as as a whole as a legislature. Institutionally you know we've it's it's not easy to do wholesale change But we've we've you know we've bitten a lot off on some tax reform that no one else has done in in history. I talked about the rededication of funding To our infrastructure that no one had thought sometimes people don't think about these things. I mean one of these conversations on the bp. It came up from another bill that was similar to it but just didn't quite get at it and they just the next year One guy i talked to another says man. I think we might be able to do this for infrastructure in actually get these projects in the bill itself and get it sold like that and get it across the finish line and it didn't come from. The governor didn't come from the at that point it didn't come from. The speaker came from some some original thinking of legislators. And so that's what's fun to see how people solve problems and that's what we're down there for is to solve problems and look we solve problems in many cases from our own political philosophy. And you're gonna see different problems different methods of solving those problems and might come at from a conservative point of view but some of these regulatory issues in some of these issues don't have a conservative or liberal liberal.
"state representative" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"Goes into a project x hair say matters in years and years and so we're working on that as well and sean wilson has done a heck of a job you know trying to get some of these projects leaded to where we actually see the the actual project and the mood ground being moved so so then those the capital outlay and the capital outlay capital outlay. There's a jet does money where it landed out. There's like priority list right. The priority one is is party caffeine's first in line and then you've got others. That are well no eating. No the priority is not about. I don't think it's the pri- it's not the priority of the project. Think it's priority of where the money is. But you know they're supposed to coincide but hardy one means you have cash for brady to possible line of credit party five year in the kind of posture to move to one or two. Move over time timeless. So we've gotten. I mean we've gotten some good parish of this year last few years. We've really really focused on the drainage and this year particular The bayou vermilion flood control. had twenty nine million six hundred various party levels. In in the capital outlay the the the by vermillion obviously remain rivers our main outlet. But we've the vermilion river that connects to the swamp by the airport. We got money to remove to do some work around the swamp to make sure that the mo the water can get there and stay there. We needed to stay and get out if we needed to get out. Because the vermilion river will basically back into the swamp and basically act as a large large detention pond. But this a lot of this money the flight control would use it. Doing a huge detention pond down towards milton. Okay and that's gonna drop the level of the vermillion. I think they said by almost twelve inches. You know when you lies correctly And so that's just the humidity. It's i think it's we're we're basically looking at a generational shift of flood control lafayette parish with the funding. That we're putting toward the focus that we're putting towards it from a local state and federal level. I mean Congressman higgins has got money for the river. The state has put money towards the river. And obviously mayor..
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"Us attorney about the shifts not only in population but like north louisiana's really gotten a lot more gangs and it's just a different place down here. I mean south. Louisiana has been thriving even with the challenges. We have Compared to north carolina the Julia low yeah is a new new congresswoman. And she she'll she lost a ton of people and it's really just a generational shift But yes some challenges you know i mean regardless of how many people they have the challenges. Remain i david david. Joseph and i went to law school so yeah so he was a year or two guy. he's done. he's done a fine. Us attorney knows. You'll do fine job on the bench. His tough on crime man. I love listening to him rodeo. Oh yeah he's just you know he's tough on crime with. Yeah so yeah so the We're we're definitely expecting lawsuits to be filed. Basically no matter what we do. We expect lawsuits to be filed on the congressional districts. Just because you know with all the vested interests that we're we're pretty certain that someone is not gonna be happy and then with that you know we have to follow the state constitution. The federal constitution the voting rights act. So this is not something. That's going to happen willy. Nilly and like you said with with the loss cal he was sad were and he's the expert and on but more broadly. Who's the expert on the senate side and he had gotten a thank rehired. You know to be a consultant for the senate In our in our house staff also has folks that have been involved for many many years in redistricting. Thank goodness. We're very fortunate. I have good saf and no doubt no doubt about it. So it's gonna be a challenge but we do have a local rep represents acadia parish Johnson face key as the chairman of that committee The any proposal for each one of those redistricting the statehouse state senate in the congressional seat Will have to be done in the form of a statute in a bill..
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"Had You know major second amendment folks. Lafayette telling me opinions. That would have never never expected on that issue. Because there's there's questions about Search and seizure and what is what does that do for law enforcement on the one side and on the other hand. Hey you know the the people that are not following the law. They're going to be carrying weapons with no licenses. I you know the that issue. Why why should we need one. So yeah there's just every one of those bills. Those are the ones that get the attention. We vote on about a thousand bills a year that have all of those nuances in them. And you see the session. Highlights that i send out here in lafayette. Since you're you're you're actually a constituent mind so we give just a glimpse of that and just this two page. Summary is still just a few of the bills that we deal with. And so yeah. It's a really interesting as you get down into the issues the weeds and what's important people across the state now the state of impacts the vying. Well this year y'all are looking at. I guess this is this year for redistricting or a second being actually have the census results come out just recently twenty twenty. They were released this season to score in the last week and then we're good plan on doing his early. Twenty twenty two is. We're going to have a special session. Calm about redistricting. And we're going to be redistricting house seats state house seats. State senate districts and congressional districts engine Sat judicial could be on the table And that's kind of up in the air was not. We're going to start redrawing those based upon some of the population shifts. But that's how i a fine challenge. How well this is going to be more. Glenn cap biggest challenge for this term book which we thought before the hurricane came you know and now we're dealing with natural disaster in addition to this this redistricting but You know there are some the major themes in redistricting is going to be the population shift from north louisiana to south louisiana north louisiana. And i'll just use the congressional districts for example but the to congressional districts lost up there lost more are the most out of all the congressional district. Might johnson's district lost about fifty thousand people in their population guys. Yes it's an and so the in the district to his east They lost a tremendous amount as well and then in in south louisiana including congressman higgins. Everybody gained incrementally I think the new orleans congressional seat. That's hell by congressman. Carter that just about flat about you know where it was And then we.
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"Listen to music. Some guy called in show late afternoon show and he says i saw on the news. These republicans are going to help them. Democrats after ida. Hit and i thought. Oh that's not. Really watering win. Don't care who would part of your in. Now that i'm glad you brought up the nonpartisan effort because i really is who we are as people and so anything else about. Id like to bring up or you wanna is going to be a long haul. I know Like i said mayor president gallery. Basically has been traveling to the affected areas to work directly because some of them don't have cell phone at all and knowing that lafayette has more Resources in that because we didn't have to put into our own recovery efforts and we were also staging area at the cajun dome for utility services from around other states that came into in the state Gallery has been traveling to eeoc's up to find out what their needs are and it just coincidentally you know that that how we ninety is a direct shot down there And so he's been down there and that's where a lot of efforts have been but as of today. I know that he was also sending some of our resources to the of the river. Parishes down there with Loss loss got you know. Demolished homes were lost Folks getting rescued out of out of attics. And so we're still seeing the damages but there's not get the we don't have enough to say about it and yet it's just gonna be such a long haul all we can do is his mobilize and do what you can individually you know in Hopefully bring greater resources together walmart. Put up five million dollars. lsu is playing ucla this weekend the universe ucla ascending a huge donation directly to lsu to aid in the efforts on. I saw the same thing to lane. Football team is is using alabama's university of alabama's fields..
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"Our energy short the energy corridor shutdown And you know what does that. Ten to twenty percent of the oil coming into the united states and so A travel down to home. It's as bad as as you can imagine And right now what. What happens initially is know the day the morning after the storm. It took a little off the helicopters to get off the ground just because the visibility was still low and so i think by nine. Am they were able to finally get up in the air. And the helicopters run run the roads. They basically tell the utilities where the where the major trees are in the lines are across the highways so that you can clear the highways then you get the utility trucks in to try to bring the power back to the hospitals as everybody knows timoteo. General run out of the electricity going out I think shabair was out. They were doing the Ventilators by hand they likely riding the air. Get in imagine what was going on down there So you try to get the electricity back to this critical Places i but it's not easy. And lafayette think day. One monday they sent fifteen utility crews down. There are l. Us director sent one of our managers down there with the fifteen cruise to be onsite with our emergency operations command center to get where they needed. The people the most and you're seeing videos if you look on facebook l. Us is actually posting videos of some of the projects. They're doing. They're pulling wires out of the water there up in the highest towers that you can possibly imagine and that's our guys that live in this community doing that so we we have you know something. Proud of the work is a ton of work months years of work to be done. But i think with the back to your question we have a team in the legislature. The team is. I'm not talking about partisan teams. I'm talking about you. Know the delegations the the people the folks representing the new orleans area the the baton rouge area lafayette. Now in this case the by the by your region. Those guys are coming together. The speaker has asked him to prioritize their needs. Let him know while at the same time letting their emergency. You'll see folks no and so that we can get the water where it needs to be get the generators where it needs to be and we're not just spinning our wheels. You know Playing whack-a-mole because it's it's so vast that you you really you have to stay organized and so represented mcgee representatives rang or down there and i can't imagine you know and then over representative miller over industrial hand It's it's every single person that i've seen whose communities have been hit Even down to the locals Mayor karner in in lafitte. His dad is a rep representative kerner. Who was the former mayor down there. But the mayor current mayor went to you. L. just graduated from u. l. A few years ago very young he that went to law school then worked for a couple of years. I think maybe as a prosecutor not mistaken but but then he got elected mayor And the leadership that he showing down there you know under tremendous stress has really been something to you know to to see solve following those local guys over there and we're just lafayette lucked out and so now it's this time it's time for us to to give back to them Because one day that the the the shoot might be on our foot on the other foot. It's all about relationships.
"state representative" Discussed on Discover Lafayette
"John paul serves as chair of the natural resources and environment committee and he is a member of the joint. Legislative committee on capitol outlay and the house select leadership committee. He's a member of the acadian delegation. The louisiana republican legislative delegation and the rural caucus a graduate of lsu law school. John paul is a partner at the lafayette real estate law. Firm of andrews boudreau complete title. He's also co founder of cougar. Construction with a focus on residential construction and rental units and lafayette active in our community. John paul has been honored as top twenty under forty. He's a graduate of leadership. lafayette class. twenty-one served on the cajun dome commission and the executive committee of the lafayette chamber of commerce among many other organizations and i think most importantly john paul is taken time today on september. First twenty twenty one right after hurricane ida tore through louisiana. We've a lot to discuss. Thank you jump hall for making time to visit very welcome thank you yeah also joined you one day after my birthday. Which was.
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"This is john swerved in you're listening to discover lafayette a podcast dedicated to the people and rich culture of lafayette the gateway.
Cobb County Hospital Requesting Mobile Morgue as COVID-19 Cases Surge
"Kenneth Stone Hospital calling for a temporary morgue. As it deals with overcrowding due to Covid 19 cases, State representative Eric Allen tells Channel two action news. The request is alarming. That should bring everyone to a pause, um that we're in a situation where Not only are we putting the strain on our health care system, but we're also, um, seeing death at a rate that we can't even keep up with the hospital's been treating more than 200 Covid patients this week. Some new
Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson Explains Why She Joined the Austin Walkout
"State representative cynthia thompson. Thank you so much. For coming to the podcast. Thank you for having me so at that. Press conference in virginia. You talked about your grandmother and the obstacles she faced when she got the chance to vote what were some of those obstacles. She added by poll tax and she yet to save our money. Nicholson pin is not quarters. You'd be able to purchase a poll tax. And then once she got up old tax she had a long ways to travel to cast that ballot. It was Transportation was nothing like being honest. This debate you had to wait for a bus to another part of the city. A pretty good distance from where she was in over fifteen miles. I'm pretty sure in order attacks. Her ballot and she was only allowed to vote in the general election because she was an african american being black. You couldn't vote in the primaries in texas. I wanted you to start with your grandmother. And i'm gonna do something that a gentleman are not supposed to do. We are not supposed to ask a woman her age that i think it's important for people to understand representative thompson. How old are you. I'm eighty two years old. And i needed people to hear that because the fact that you are talking about your grandmother and the obstacles she faced in voting in that the reason why you and i are talking now is about voting. This is not. This is not history. This is living memory for for you. I would love for you to put in context where we are right. Now as a country when it comes to voting rights we're regressing we regressing back to a place in history where we wanna limit minorities right to participate in that democracy just like. My grandmother was limited in her right to participate in democracy. We're going back to that same stage now so it looks like real just regressing.
Texas Man Who Waited 6 Hours to Vote Arrested for Illegal Voting
"A Houston man who was arrested Friday for illegal voting is being held up as an example of racial bias in the Texas cash bail system. Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies reports her service. Rogers was the last person to vote in Texas last Super Tuesday. Now he's making news for different reason. The Texas attorney general arrested Rogers on charges of illegal voting because he was on probation. He's being held on $100,000 Bond. Texas State representative Joe Moody in El Paso Democrats said. There's a problem with that bail. He didn't commit a crime of violence here. Unknowingly voted. There is bias in our system. There is a desperate racial impact, mostly for black men. The proposed bail reform bill will make it harder for suspects to be released without a cash bond.
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"I would also add your devoted wife and mother and of course i just wanna hear we know women around the world juggle tax on a daily basis. I would like to hear more from you though about all that yet. Juggling is is in the name of the game. If i did not have a supportive spouse in support a family. I could not have started it when i decided to run. That was the first conversation. People had been encouraging me to run for public office for over ten years and i resisted because they really didn't like politics. I thought it was dirty but i heard very famous indian woman. Speak at a conference in delhi in two thousand thirteen in november. Her name is near molasses that she was asked the question. However you in politics because she was part of the the bjp and in government and she's now famous minister in india but she said in response to a question about. How did you get into politics. it's so dirty. She said well you're women you know had to clean it up get in there and clean it up and so that was sort of an inspiration to me that politics may not be the worst thing for me to go into but especially in two thousand seventeen as a sauce and things unfold here in the state of michigan and especially at the dc level. I realized politics is local again. My father the english professor always told me all politics is local and it was very involved in local issues in local activism. And so when i decided to run we had an outpouring of support from everybody in the community who saw both within the local community the two communities that i represent troy and clawson the two cities but also from the indian community across the region. Now one of the challenges i face is the immigrant community does identify with me which is a blessing. And it's a beautiful thing. Because i am the immigrant story right. We come here. We work so hard and we achieve so..
"state representative" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Joined by state representative Majority Leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly, Jim Stanek, he lots to talk about on this subject and more. We'll do it after the break. Revenge, your coffee and your what? Your Diet Coke or your mountain Dew. That you launched on this Thursday. We've got some snow coming. So be aware that could be an interesting commute this afternoon later this afternoon, and the pain where you are in the state of Wisconsin or or south or West could be an interesting drive. Wherever you're going to be careful out there. We're not joined on the phone by the majority leader in Wisconsin State Assembly. Representative staticky Good morning. Even been allowed. It has been a while. Have we talked in the New York If we have a happy new year? I don't think we have. Yeah. Happy New year to you, too. I'm gonna ask you about a bunch of stuff because I said this would be kind of a wide ranging interview, But I want to get to the There's a bit of a controversy yesterday, and I know you want to talk about this because you you were part of this. Up North News published a private email, they said between you and Speaker Robin Boss and it has to do with this task force and racial disparities. You called it, they said a political loser. Talk about what? That what That statement means. And what's your role as The leader of that committee how that'll play down. Sure so, and I appreciate the opportunity to talk about this moment because Way have to remember the email that I sent was before the task force was actually created before the membership was there before we even knew that Democrats were going to participate in that there. We have been some rumors that they were just going going to refuse to participate. S so in all of that. Was putting together a letter to to Robin basically doing the political analysis of what I saw going forward and, you know, making a pitch for myself to be the chair because I wasn't gonna use it some kind of opportunity to run for higher office E. I thought we needed somebody that could take the slings and arrows because inevitably, when you're dealing with tough issues like this On. You're trying to find consensus. People on all sides of the spectrum. At the end of it are going to feel like either they didn't get enough or they got too much taken away from them. So it it is one of those situations where it's kind of a no win. And something quite frankly, that representatives from his experience to when when she talked to me, Um, you know, she said, this is very difficult for her politically too, because a lot of Democrats We're urging her not to participate. So that's really what the just of the email laws that we needed somebody there that didn't care about the political ramifications and would just charge ahead and do as I said in the email, do the right thing in the grander scheme of things is this is an idea of a committee like that, looking at racial disparity in the state. Should that be a political loser or should be an opportunity to actually kind of get the sides together, something we haven't been able to do very well in the last few decades in the state. Yeah. I mean, absolutely the thing that I could see sense, especially since the creation of the task force and the membership that we put together for this effort. I have been greatly encouraged by the participation of people on the task force their willingness to come together to find common ground to find solutions to the issues that face communities of color throughout the state. My my enthusiasm for this has grown over time, even even more So because of the work. We're doing it because of the progress we're making. And I have a lot of hopes that in pretty short order, we're gonna come out with A federal recommendations that again not everybody gets everything that they want. Some people give up more than others, but hopefully we'll get to that point where everybody could claim success out of this. And last thing I did the lieutenant governor State of Wisconsin Mandela, Barnes says that it's a representation that you in fact you've being Republicans don't want to do everything. Just respond to that. Well, it's it's crazy because one of the things that I said in this email, too, is we have a chance to show the Evers administration how you can get things done, right? I mean, what they did was they put out Slater bills in summer. We don't know last summer, we don't know where those those came from. Republicans weren't consulted. We don't know who was consulted during that process. What I was saying. In this process. As we have the opportunity to show the administration that we can bring people together, we can sit down Republicans and Democrats and people from communities of color throughout the state. And come up with solutions that can have bipartisan support. We're talking a majority leader from the Assembly Jim Stanek e. He's been on the program. A lot of times. We've had this conversation before. It's one of my greatest frustrations that someone who talks about politics. As a former elected, We have the two sides Republicans Democrats. Obviously, the governor is a Democrat, obviously alleged Legislature strongly controlled by Republicans, and I've heard the back and forth on every issue. We'll start with one the ones that maybe in front of you today, and that's the power of the governor to issue the issue. These these orders. I know your stand on it. But do we get lost in that? Power struggle and get away from working on some other things. That may be more important. Okay? Believe me, I wish the governor had taken us up on our offers that we have made over the course of the last several months last year, Really? To negotiate it out What we can all agree to on this. He just hasn't been willing to do that. Our chairman of the Administrative Rules Committee in the Assembly has reached out to the governor multiple times and has never gotten any response from the governor so he is seemingly set on ruling by Fiat. When I think that there is some ground there that we can all agree to. I think one of the frustrating thing is is that it has painted Republicans somehow anti mask and really, what we are is rule of law Republicans. We want to see the governor follows a little law and after the initial 60 days of that emergency declaration last year His only opportunity to proceed is working with the Legislature. And that's what he's been refusing to do. Especially on this math mandate issue in your district because you can't possibly know what's happening..
"state representative" Discussed on KOMO
"Oklahoma Republican State representative Scott Fed cattle wants to invite those people in they would be able to get a patient card and utilize our medical marijuana program while they are in the state of Oklahoma. Bro in law requires two years residency in Oklahoma before a medical marijuana license can be issued. Jim Ryan, ABC News Coming Up after traffic and weather, a certain congresswoman in Georgia has a little more time on her hands after actions last night on the Senate floor, we'll have that with a B C's Elizabeth Scholesy in Washington. Next come on his time. 9 14 traffic, every 10 minutes on the force and for the dude in law Group Traffic Center. Here's Kiara Jordan. Well, we had an earlier blocking problem in Newcastle on North found four or five at Northeast 44th. It looks like it's now been cleared out of the right lane. But it's called the heavy drive that starts a little bit south of State route 169. We continue to fight with the crash on westbound 18 that warehouse her that's been blocking the right lane and that's causing about Asyl solid mile back up into that area. Also in Seattle, we've had this long term closure of the North Bend My five offering to Olive Due to an aide response that North five drive. It's a slow one from the West Seattle Bridge, both directions of the Spokane Street viaduct. You're facing some delays traveling between five and 99. We have an opening of the First Avenue South Bridge. That's what's backing up 99 509 into that area. Our next Cuomo traffic up 9 24 and your Diversified crawl, space Weather Center forecast and some rain, some clearing, at times breezy today and a high of 48 of Iranian breezy tomorrow a few showers on Sunday as well to wrap.
"state representative" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"But you really don't get $5000 What you do get $5000. You don't get to keep ducking. Keep right. So there's this college student who hears about this contest from this finish. Sunglass Company. That's Hey, whoever can do the wackiest thing to get $5000, right? So this guy says I'm gonna give it a shot. It sounds like fun, and I like to push myself So he dressed up as Santa Claus to come bang rip of tobacco inside of shopping mall puked, rode his bike into a Cold river. Then later, he shot footage of himself peeing his pants inside the mall. Is everybody watched. Said. Everybody's jaws drop. People were like what the F is going on. But the whole point was to do the most crazy thing possible. And apparently he did just that because he won the five grand, but the money was taken by customs officials. And he says he never saw a dime for it. And he says it's wrong to take the money that I worked for, but the issue with pants did he really do all that much hard work? Well, I've been there and I know it doesn't take a lot of work to pee your pants. But the money was taken for his failure to report the money. That was it right. But he Yeah, but how did he win? How about the guy who ate the elephant? Wouldn't that be first? I am. All right, let's just Yeah. Okay. Good story. I mean, it is It's actually It is a fine story. You know, they said they sent the money to him in cat He's in northern Norway. The company's in Finland. They sent him the money in cash inside a Bible and said, film yourself film yourself opening, So the point is, they couldn't send him a check. If they have sent him a check. This wouldn't have happened, right? And how did he know they were going to actually send him cash? I could I feel a little bad for the guy. I really do. Um, okay. Uh, a state representative in Oklahoma has introduced legislation. It's house Bill 16 48 and guess what it creates.
"state representative" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"H. Tomorrow morning at 7. 10 State representative Bob McDermott will be joining us. To get his take on the beginning of the session. And we'll have announced more gets tomorrow at 5 to 1 83 83. Richard Creature may join us or maybe we'll just get together before the Goodfellas on Friday. Or his regular visit with US 9 36 in the morning. Just about three hours. A little later than usual, but we're still here for this edition of Scotty says with certain stories just kind of catch my eye. This one I found interesting partially because the title cocaine hippos Well, now, did you catch this story it Z apparently has to do with Uh, Pablo Escobar back in the nineties, when they took him down the Colombian national police killed him court. They seize his ranch, including his personal zoo. And most of his animals went to other zoos or wildlife preserves. However, there were four fully grown hippos. They call him cocaine impose because the connection to him but they were left alone. They're not native to that region. Those four have now become roughly 80 hippos roaming around the country, and they apparently are not doing good things for the ecosystem. There. They have apparently changed some of the waterways. Oxygen levels, fertilization of blah, blah, blah. There's a whole list of the ways they've impacted that area. Globally. Hippos kill more people each year than any other large mammal species, So they're also very dangerous. The cocaine hippos now this obviously being an invasive type situation. It's not You know it was isolated. The Burmese python is a big issue right now in Florida. They're trying to go out there and deal with those The mongoose course all over Hawaii. Which would you rather face? Yeah. Would you rather come face to face with a mongoose? Burmese python or a A boat. If I were in Vegas, a cocaine you boys exactly if I were in Vegas. Would pick the cocaine. Hippo? Yeah. But now it doesn't make sense because if it was a cocaine wail Then in Vegas, it would be a great time to hang out. There's a gambling reference. I think what Burmese python I think they're cute, really adorable. Have shows about how people are trying to go deal with those right now. Have you ever seen some of the graphic images of humans that have been consumed? Yeah. That's a little unsettling, a little bump in the belly. Yeah. And then Villagers have tried to save the individual consumed on the okay. That's enough of that. Well, you know, And if you ever traveling in Colombia just be sure and carry a bunch of marbles with you because apparently I know what I heard as a kid. I don't know if it was true, but That's the way a role both loved marbles. What do they all get down on their little hippo? Knees They do And they just scooping my scoop him up. Yeah, I love it. Thank you for that very much, Scott, he says on this Hello. How Wednesday? We're already in Thursday. I can't believe that. We're just hours away. From Thursday. Tad Listen, we have about 20 minutes to the top of the hour on the day of inauguration of a new president and the opening day of our legislators, the allege Big square building opens in about 20 minutes, but not to you. No shut down to the public. Because of the hyper security the FBI relaying that there were imminent threats. To various state capitals all around the country because those crazy psychotic insurrectionists trump supporters. They're gonna get you. They can't stand and they can't control themselves. This And what has transpired of the Big square building, shuttering. And no public. And there those who are in support of continuing that Maurin that a minute. If you're going to travel Inter island Hmm. And if you're in need of a fast, convenient covert.
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"Field officers in all 50 states are now combing through videos and images, along with some 45,000 tips to track down the writers and federal authorities warned there could be more threats ahead on FBI bulletin alerting law enforcement across the U. S. That armed protests are being planned at all. 50 State capitols through Inauguration Day. ABC is Elizabeth Scholesy in Michigan, where armed protesters opposed a pandemic restrictions into the Capitol building in Lansing, and months later, a plot to kidnap the state's governor was foiled The Capital Commission banned the open carrying of firearms state representative Sarah Anthony. I think it is a step in the right direction, but whether a firearm is you know on your hip or it is hidden in a coat. It's still a deadly weapon. The House today will vote to ask vice President Pence to invoke the 25th amendment in a bid to get the Cabinet to house the president. If he doesn't the House will vote to impeach on Wednesday it would go to the Senate for trial That probably will never happen. The chamber is in recess until the day before Joe Biden's inauguration. Incoming majority leader Chuck Schumer is exploring using an obscure rule, which allows him to call an emergency session for a trial. But President elect bite and Monday suggested senators can conduct an impeachment trial. Well after his inauguration. ABC is Monaco's are empty automaker Hyundai is adding about 471,000 Sport Utes to a recall first issued in September. It covers certain 2016 through 18 and additional 2023 21. Hyundai Tucson's the antilock brake computers can malfunction, causing an electrical short. And leading two fires The automaker aware of about a dozen fires, but no injuries, it says. Hyundai says owners will be notified next month Until then park the vehicle outdoors. You're listening to ABC News. It's such a beautiful night. Look at the stars. They're amazing. Did you know 20% of stars have planets orbiting them capable of sustaining life? How did you know that? You must spend a ton of time reading? Not at all. I used bleakest Link assed. Yeah, it's an act. It takes key insights from over 4000 non fiction bestsellers and gathers them into 15 minute blanks. For you to read or listen to. With Blink ist. You can learn the main points of an entire book and just 15 minutes as opposed to days or weeks..
"state representative" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"We're trying to connect with state representative Vernon Jones. And we'll keep working on that. But let me go to Paul's call from Georgia. On Do I think that again all the cause of a very interesting today these people want to know. Well, it's justice. But also I think that no one wants more violence in their country. They've heard from the president. Now, if you're strong Trump supporter he's going Hey, is not contesting anything. Any every lawsuit. There was there was one life incriminating in Georgia got pulled. I mean, it was it was it was dropped, he said. The fuck the fought it. As long as he could into every place that he could. And that was that I wasn't successful s O again. I want to go to Paul George a life three hip hop. Hey, How are you? Thank you for taking my call. Good. I just have an observation. I've been listening to you and to J. You know, speak, I guess. Common sense that and why would they want to Divide the country further or why would they want to trade take any action? Now? The president's leaving and you know, less than two weeks, but it just my personal observation and you know, and I'm not a pungent that their best. Um they wouldn't care if the country is divided further, and at worst, they would be looking for an opportunity to do so. I just masturbated Paul. I just wonder if this is a moment where the Where Joe Biden Azi. Incoming President United States said. You know what? Um He could be strong because I disagree with what the president said Yes, that that I think it was wrong. I think it was inciting. I think it was horrible. You list all the horribles out. But, he said, But for the good of the country, we're not going to put the country through another impeachment, and we're certainly not going to put Since the president did receive 75 million votes. So half the country basically support the president. We're not gonna have a what would become a sham impeachment and it becomes a sham impeachment not because they can't draft articles in the house and pass them, but he would not be able to defend himself adequately in time. Be a miscarriage of justice in the name of seeking justice, which is absolutely crazy, You know, I think if Vice President Biden, the president elect does not come forward and step into this and show leadership and call off the other Democrats. I think it makes his his promise of bringing healing and unity somewhat hollow. I don't know again. Where Biden is on this or Kamala Harris is, I would think I would think. That you would not want to start. With another war the streets Now I don't not 100% that it would cause that maybe people after what happened to the capital have kind of said OK, Enough is enough. But I'm not 100% convinced if they make moves like this, that you don't start saying that built right back up again and and that that most Americans I mean, I don't care where you are politically, the most most conservative to the most liberal do not what violence in the streets and that this could very well cause that If the president still has enough backing for people to go and become violent in the streets after or even take to the streets that they would maybe potentially, I'm not saying a word or I'll go to be violent but would protest erupt, they could turn violent. Does he have enough support to even have people shop for for a protest? I don't know that either. But I do think you'd be risking severe division and maybe Get the Democrats could be risking their majorities in the House. The Senate? Yeah, that's true. You know, the idea is and Joe Biden really needs to step up right now is the president elect and the no doubt the president on who's going to be inaugurated on January 20th and say, Look, if we're talking about healing a divided nation, and it is a divided nation, folks The president received a substantial number of votes. Ah, lot of people don't see that his and we have to look at his legacy, the tremendous things he has done in the Middle East J. Tremendous things he has done for the economy, the judges that he is appointed that do the conservative courts that he has created in the circuit courts of appeal in the district courts. The speed with which we were able to get a vaccine. All of these spearheaded by a man with foresight and vision and who has done a great deal. Do you really want to divide the nation in Atlanta last ditch effort to repudiate him and to impeach him when you can't really even do it within a period to give him due process to complete his defense? Is that healing the nation is that dividing the Commonwealth? Is that rather uniting the commonwealth or dividing it? I think that's wrong, And I think that we ought to put this behind us and move ahead with a new administration and a loo. Look on what the United States has got to be and going back and getting revenge because that's what this would be by the Democrats on the president is not the thing to do regardless of what he may have said. Regardless of what the natural and probable consequences of his acts may have been the other day. The idea is not to divide but to heal and to unite. That's the important thing that we have got to do an impeachment proceeding here at the 11th hour At the last days of the administration of President Trump will not do anything to heal and to bring together it would be wrong. I would think Yeah, I just I think that again. I don't even if you are Strongly believe that the president should be removed from office. If you take all that, I think that the 25th amendment option the Cabinet would just Seymour resignations, so the votes don't seem to be there also. The vice president is put out through it basically been reported that he's not going there. It's that something is interested in doing with this amount of days and then So There's that that option is there really doesn't seem like an option anymore. And then you look at the timeline on this. I just like it doesn't really again. Whether you think it should happen or not. I think you have to look at the ramifications. What are the ramifications?.
"state representative" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"A two people have been arrested in a search continues for a third after a fish and wildlife officer was run over by an A T V. F W C was patrolling illegal hunting activity near the Avon Park bombing range in Polk County. He was able to detect that activity that was going on. He saw the light shine in the woods. You got a little closer heard the gunshot, and he was able to stop. And detain the subjects have double used to you. Major Rodger Young says The officer was jumped by three suspects and punched and then run over by the A T V and left in the woods. He's since been released from the hospital and is expected to recover. Deputies arrested 45 Year old Michael Amalfi and 44 Year old Lazaro million both of Miami. There's a $5000 reward for the arrest of the third suspect. From Tampa Bay. Seniors can make reservations today to get the covert vaccine starting at nine this morning. Hillsborough County is offering its first vaccines to those 65 older on Wednesday. Penelas is giving its first shots. For those who sign up on Tuesday, both counties begin taking reservations online. This as a new, more contagious variant of the Corona virus has begun to spread. Florida confirmed its first case in a 20 year old Martin County Man, You have to stay ahead of this virus that's constantly going to be evolving. It doesn't change anything specifically that we do in tactics. It just means we've got to do it better. Dr Hamish adult jah, the senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, says that means getting more vigilant about washing hands wearing masks and avoiding crowds. Florida Department of Health says the mutated virus should not affect how well current vaccines work. Efforts underway in Tampa to get more people to wear masks. City code enforcement officers made their way through a boar city this weekend to make sure business owners are enforcing masked laws. Visits came after the massless crowds were seen celebrating New Year's Eve last week. Businesses that don't comply could get fined $150. Red carpets being rolled out for students today, a Tampa Heights elementary school. The walk will be part of the ceremony this morning to celebrate the reopening of the school after fire destroyed it three years ago. Amendment to the state Constitution. Band Dog racing, effective January 1st. Many of the greyhounds have now become pets. Former state representative Pat Rooney is the president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club. We take personal pride in making sure that the dogs all go to good homes. Rooney tells CBS that he works with great home pet adoption of Southeast Florida. The goal is to get all the dogs adopted. Similar organizations are working with other dog tracks around the state. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished the season 11 and five and take the number five seed in the NFC with a 44 to 27 win over the Atlanta Falcons. It was bittersweet for wide receiver Mike Evans, who slipped and injured his knee. Evans left the game after becoming the first player in NFL history to rack up 1000 yards a year in each of his first seven seasons. Coach Bruce Arians blames the turf. Which was wet and possibly damaged after Saturday's Outback Bowl. The turf was really slick in the end zones and just a freaky thing. Knock on wood. We don't think there's any serious damage. We'll know more in the next 24 hours. The monks victory means they'll play on the road Saturday night against the Washington football team, which only has a seven and nine record. But because Washington want its division, it gets the home field. You can hear the action live on our sister station, 98 Rock and W. D a It's 704 at news radio. W F L A. You can place your bet as to whether a big deal will happen in the online gambling world. London based online betting company and chain has turned thumbs down on an $11 billion bid from US casino giant MGM resorts, calling it too low as we had into 2021, which Tampa Bay company's performed the best and a winning 2020 for Wall Street. Well. The Tampa Bay Business Journal Crunch the numbers and found the best performers were RV retailer, Lazy Days Holdings and boat retailer Marine Max. Lazy Days, So it's stock rise. 271% Marine Max jumped. 120% is people look for alternatives to flying to vacation spots or meeting and restaurants. And this will be a busy week for economic news with a focus on jobs, culminating Friday with the December employment report. Job creation has expected to have been week last month with the resurgent Corona virus pandemic. From Bloomberg. I'm Steve POTUS for news radio. W F L A Cash in off flash use radio Tell you, eh, Fella has your chance to win..