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Fresh update on "sullivan" discussed on Tom Sullivan
"Of Tennessee Williams play a Streetcar Named Desire. This'll Weekend. 1967 53 Year old Louis, which can ski received the first human heart transplant at Group Sure, Hospital in Cape Town. South Africa, which can ski a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease received the tray. This plant from Denise Starve all 25 year old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation on this week in 1984..
Thai prime minister acquitted of ethics breach, retains post
"The country's highest court has acquitted. The prime minister of ethics charges michael sullivan reports thailand. The prime minister will keep his job. The constitutional court ruled on a complaint brought by the leading opposition party. That claimed coup-maker turned prime minister. Pry chano chop had broken the law by continuing to live in the army residents. He occupied before the two thousand fourteen coup. The complaint argued government ministers were barred from receiving special benefits that could amount to a conflict of interest. A guilty verdict would have forced private and this cabinet from but the court accepted the army's argument that officials such as are entitled to stay in army housing in recognition of their service to the country. Democracy activists immediately denounced the verdict and said their month. Long protests would continue
Fresh update on "sullivan" discussed on Post Reports
"Even though they're all part of the same party and one of the things that is so tricky for biden in this moment in choosing his cabinet members is also the prospect that seems more likely than not that he's going to be facing a republican senate then they may or may not throw some roadblocks in way in terms of the confirmation process. And i guess. I'm wondering if there is a sense so far. That biden is trying to avoid some fights in this process and how the more liberal wing of the party is viewing that there is some aversion to conflict from biden at least in these beginning stages that concern is growing. I think in the liberal movement and has been over the past few weeks. It's the concern. That's been there all along. Because people know joe biden. They see him. He has made no secrets about the fact that he thinks he can work with republicans that he sees bipartisanship as something. That is possible. That is not just a fantasy even though we are at a point in history right now with two parties in the country. It's very very polarized. He said something during the campaign that alarmed a lot of liberal activists he said that look when trump has gone these republicans. Still going to be more reasonable. We're going to be able to work with them. A lot of these liberal thought. That was very naive. That was very unrealistic. And that was something. Imagine how that actually bears out in reality especially when you think about what it was like for obama in office i mean it's not like he was with working with republicans and a lot of these activists point to the last few weeks and say look trump has lost and these republicans are not abandoning him. They're standing by him. Even as he wages these lawsuits that are going nowhere. And so yes that worried does exist and one thing that we're hearing right now from liberals is that they want to see joe biden. Use the power of his office. Use executive orders executive actions using that part of the presidency to pass things on climate change to address student. loan debt. Because they're anticipating that mitch mcconnell if he's still. The republican majority leader next year is indeed going to stonewall a lot of the democratic agenda so it's an open question how far he is going to be willing to go now. We have seen already. He has vowed to take steps on day. One of his administration to use executive orders to reverse trump administration policies to make strides on other issues. So we have seen him out there. Say look i am willing to do some of this but in the long run it it is a question mark right now that i think a lot of liberal activists have so it seems like biden situation right now has two objectives that are kind of intention with each other that he envisions a future where he would still be able to negotiate and strike deals with republicans and to work across the aisle. But there's also his job of trying to bring democrats together and trying to get the more progressive wing of the party behind him and it seems like those two things are hard to do at the same time that's right and they're very hard to do at the same time and you have to choose you know. At the end of the day they're going to be situations potentially where he's going to have to decide. Do i want the vote of mitt romney on this piece of legislation or do i want the votes of bernie sanders. You can't have it all and he ran a campaign that was rooted in bringing the country. Together he cast himself as a uniter. Somebody who could work with both sides if he doesn't do that there's going to be a backlash from moderate republicans who crossed party lines and voted for him but if he does too much of that there's going to be a backlash in his base and we're already starting to see some of that already from liberals were saying look. We disagreed with you on a lot of these issues. But we put our differences aside. We didn't back third party candidates the way we did in two thousand sixteen. We didn't wage these verbal and visual protests time around we were deserves something for our loyalty right. We help deliver this victory to you even though we don't agree with a lot of what you say and now it's time for you to bring our views into the full to represent our ideas in your presidency. Sean sullivan is a national political reporter for the post.
Investigation underway after inmate shot, killed by correctional officer in Sacramento
"And inmate at California state prison. Sacramento is dead after being shot and killed by corrections officers when he and three Others were reportedly attacking another inmate, CDCR reports. The shooting happened yesterday morning when inmates Martin Pacheco, Gustavo Reyes and Angel Torres attacked fellow inmate Paul Seles with makeshift weapons. The inmates ignored the officer's orders to stop which prompted officers to use chemical agents to shoot at the inmates. Pacheco was hit in the back and killed so least suffered six stab wounds and is being treated at an outside hospital for his
Fresh update on "sullivan" discussed on Tom Sullivan
"Border to border and post a ghost. You're connected with Tom Sullivan. Well, not exactly, John to get us in for Tom Sullivan today. Great to be with you. Great to be filling in for Tom. I always enjoy this experience visiting with the broad Cross section of America. And if you have been following the news in recent weeks, you have no doubt learned about another horrific example of misconduct and fraud certainly perpetuated by members of the criminal element. But here's the sad reality. It looks as though In spite of what what California and bodies in terms of technology and and resource is the state of California, and the leadership there in was blind to the fact that people incarcerated in California's prisons and local jail facilities. Had been availing themselves of unemployment insurance benefits intended for people. That have lost their jobs. Specifically, an effort was undertaken to address those people who had lost their job loss. Our paycheck as a result of code 19 businesses closed and so forth as a result of that. But some of the most notorious criminals in California happen to be among those who are actually getting that benefit while interestingly enough Many people who are duly entitled to that benefit are still waiting. Well, there's a woman by the name of Anne Marie Schubert, who is the elected district attorney in Sacramento County. She also is the chair This task force put together by a handful of California's elected district attorney's Tolo. Look into this, and they've done tremendous work in terms of finding problems and identifying the exact nature of misconduct perpetuated by these inmates to avail themselves. Of taxpayer dollars dollars intended for people who need help because of covert 19. And by way of full disclosure. Ms. Schubert is also AH, dear personal friend for many, many years, counselor Good afternoon. Welcome to the conversation is great to have you join the program and tell us a little bit about Um what's going on here and fill us in on how this was how this was allowed to happen. Well, thanks. First of all share for having me on I really much very much appreciate it. I guess what I think we should start with. You know, the D A's that got involved in this we just within the last really month or month and a half. Became aware of it. And that was really kind of anecdotally because people started enquiring. Are you seeing fraud in the prisons? Are you seeing jail? You know, fraud in the jails. And that's when you know in late October early November's when we realized that pervasive nature of this and we started, you know, connecting with the federal government, or U. S attorney's office that Department of Corrections, A, D D and then in mid November, we were provided the data that came from a federal subpoena, so the federal government gave us the data. That was essentially the comparison of the state prison population versus the E D D claims and it was Advice it to say, shocking and staggering and all those words that everybody is used to describe that the fact that you're seeing these claims in the mid names of murderers and rapists and people on death row People across the country are aware of some of these high profile cases if you don't know the name, but the data Leo Trigger trigger a memory. Cary Stayner, the infamous Yosemite killer, Scott Peterson, Of course. It was convicted of killing his wife, Lacy Peterson, some years back. These are people who show up on the list of recipients of ironically taxpayer dollars that are there specifically intended, and there's of course, an increased effort to get money. Efficiently to people who are making the claim because of what's going down with business shutdowns, But But what? What I find extraordinary in this particular regard is the fact that 35 of the states as I understand from a letter that you signed 35 states in the country actually have a cross check system built into T be able to, I think, logically eliminate those persons who are in custody from From the payroll like you well or from the ability to develop themselves of those dollars. Why not in California? Well, I think that's a valid question that one thing I do want to make sure people understand is that you know the fact that there's a claim, and Scott Peterson's name does not mean that he himself did. It doesn't mean that he received the money. It means that a claim was made with his name. There's a multitude of different ways are the inmates involved? Absolutely. We know that from the jail intelligence are there people on the outside involved no question about that, because the money is going to the outside. Addresses and things of that nature. So there's you know, A lot of this is very organized. Some of it is just somebody thinking they're gonna get lucky on and maybe I'll just try it out. But there's definitely a lot of orchestration in pervasive fraud going on. How did it happen? How could we not prevent this? I think that's the question. That is a valid question. I mean, um You know what we in our in our research when we're trying to understand all this. That's when we came across this national survey that was done. In 2016 about, you know, obviously, I think most people accept the criminals agree that that murderers and the rapists and the child molester shouldn't be benefiting from unemployment benefit. But, um, so in the survey said that's where they found that 35 states are already do prison data They cross check it to make sure that the system is has integrity essentially. But we don't unfortunately, have it and that I confirmed with some of the state agencies before we wrote the letter to the governor because I wanted to make sure I was accurate in what I was saying. Didn't I also read that there are cases in which the Czechs actually had been delivered to the institutions where people are incarcerated in their names. There is there's a two things to that There's actually ironically, a state prison inmate of woman who's doing life down in Southern California, wrote an article in a paper said, Hey, this checks or even getting said the year but also We do have some indication now. I think it's extremely rare. Probably only a few instances but the but the majority of these. They're going to addresses outside some some, even outside California, some outside this country where money is being sent to foreign countries, which is You know, even more disturbing, but, um, it's um, definitely pervasive. In our system. Well, it seems to me and of course, where there's so much talk these days about electoral integrity and voter fraud and recognizing the fact that there are some things that typically happen that there's an automatic Initiation of certain activity. When a person dies, for example, Social Security is typically notified, and there's a mechanism through which insurance companies are notified. But what about an automatic trigger that that would notify people like the employment development departments in each state? What a person's incarcerated on again. I think the same thing could be true for voter integrity. Make notifications to the registrar of voters as well because with Ivan met, frankly, some of the things that we lose in the course of relying so much on technology, But realistically, there's tremendous efficiency that can come from it. And why not embrace A never Tonto logically minimize the likelihood of this kind of thing happening, And honestly, I find it extraordinarily frustrating because inasmuch as his reprehensible that people not entitled to this Especially if there are people who are represent the absolute worst in human behavior that are getting these resource is he's dollars. There are also people who are legitimately in a position where they needed and they have paid into the system. So they're concerned should be addressed. It just seems like logic is lost. Well, I think there's no question that I think everybody wants the end game, which is to get the money to the people and that are legally entitled to it. And there, you know the backlog with the D D and I don't blame a d d you know exclusively I mean, the backlog is because of this Pandemic. I mean, that's honest..
Michael Flynn: Trump pardons ex-national security adviser
"Trump critic a full pardon to his former national security adviser on twitter. The president said quote. It is my great honor to announce the general michael. Flynn has been granted a full pardon. Congratulations to general. Flynn and his wonderful family. I know you will now have a truly fantastic thanksgiving kristen fisher. Flynn had been charged with lying to the fbi. During the russia investigation he tried to withdraw a guilty plea and the justice department later asked the case. Be dismissed. federal. Judge emmet sullivan had balked at both of those
Ransomware Stalls Online Learning In Baltimore School District
"All learning stopped in Baltimore County public schools this morning, teachers and students were locked out of their online courses when a ransomware attack halted all of the district's digital systems. Emily Sullivan and member Station W. Y P. R Reports Elena Lama Ke thought she'd seen all possible remote learning blunders. But then, as the kindergarten teacher was preparing for virtual parent teacher conference, she learned of the attacks, I think if it Have been any other year. My panic level probably would have been a lot higher. Honestly, I was like, Of course, there's a cyber attack. She and other teachers are shut out of their grating portals, email and even their phones. I don't know how we're going to navigate this. My hope is that we will be able to get back into our virtual world as soon as possible. Imagine if thieves snuck into school headquarters loaded up every single document and then put those files in a warehouse on Lee. They can enter. That's how ransomware works and encrypt systems and on Lee, the hackers have the key. Avi Rubin is a computer science professor at Johns Hopkins University, he says. While it's too early to say for certain the attacks look serious. I don't think it's completely out of the question that we may not be able to finish out this year if they can't get back in line and then that several weeks, schools are not traditional ransomware targets but as many remain online. Rubin says hackers have more opportunities to infiltrate them. Everybody is now using either zoom or Microsoft teams or some form of remote communication, and that includes students learning in school. There's been at least 30 ransomware attacks on schools this year. This one has left more than 115,000 Children who can't enter their classrooms due to the pandemic without a way to learn. Lama, Ke says she can't believe she's nostalgic for virtual learning. We get excited to see each other every day, and even though they're only seeing each other virtually when one student hasn't they asked, Why aren't they on the screen? Or they send virtual hugs to each other? Baltimore County School officials say they're working with the FBI, and they don't plan on paying ransom
What do we know about Joe Bidens cabinet?
"Us president donald trump was never going to react to losing the two thousand and twenty election gracefully us. President donald trump has never reacted to anything gracefully as we go to air trump continues to insist that he's crack. Legal team are going to unveil conclusive evidence of monstrous voter fraud any day. Now although on current form trump's personal attorney rudolph giuliani clearly. Clearly voter fraud easily. Provable seems just as likely to unveil the heron he has appointed his deputy however earlier this week trump or whoever priced his sweaty phone from his. Tony hands grudgingly tweeted that the us general services administration the body which oversees presidential transitions should do what needs to be done. This will make life somewhat. Easier for president elect joe biden. Who will now have access to government funding office space senior officials and intelligence briefings among other things. It also means that he can name his cabinet with increasing confidence. Very possibly because president-elect biden has wanted to emphasize legitimacy in the face of the incumbents ongoing tantrum vis-a-vis the election results. We've learned a lot quite early about the administration. He intends to lead from january twentieth. Is a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that america is back ready to lead the world not retreat from it once again. Sit at the head of the table. We will come presently to who. And what is in biden's cabinet but at least as significant things being as they recently have been is who and what is not biden has not at least as of this broadcast awarded any government position to any obvious crooks crepes clowns ding bats. Yahoos griffis spivs cracks. He's own ghastly children or they idiot husbands but wild president-elect biden does have the advantage of a low bar to climb over. It doesn't mean that he's choices are excused scrutiny especially those pertaining to foreign policy on the grounds that. Us foreign policy often has a way of becoming of the people's domestic reality president. Trump's first secretary of state was to put it charitably unorthodox unorthodox choice. I'm not here to represent the united states government's interest. I'm not here to to did norm. Norma here to criticize it. That's that's not what i do. I'm businessman. Rex tillerson a career oil. Baron wants personally awarded. Russia's order a friendship medal by president vladimir putin president-elect to biden could scarcely have made a moral docs pick as america's top diplomat. And that's where the men and women of the state department foreign service officers civil service. That's where they come in. I've witnessed their passion their energy their courage up close. Antony blinken is a career foreign policy. Boffin who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the presidency of barack obama with national security advisor trump also tried to be a bit left field. He named lieutenant. General mcmaster a serving soldier and actually not a ridiculous choice. Mcmaster is a smart serious and sensible man and all of those reasons fell out with trump. who replaced him with incorrigible. Neo-con head banger. John bolton who only looksmart serious and sensible when standing next to donald trump but this arrangement proved unworkable. Good to everyone. I'm paul affairs. We are coming on the air right now with our breaking news just moments ago. President trump tweeting that he has asked his national security adviser. John bolton to resign. Joe biden has named jake sullivan. I pledge to you. And to the american people that i will work relentlessly in service of the mission you have given us to keep our country and our people safe to advance our national interests and to defend our values who was the president-elect's national security adviser when the president-elect was vice president he also helped negotiate the nuclear deal with iran from which trump famously flounced trump's first. Us ambassador to the united nations was not a completely absurd choice former south carolina governor nikki. Haley he's second ambassador to the. Un was a completely absurd choice. Prodigious republican donut kelly craft. It could actually have been worse. Trump wanted to appoint his daughter. Ivanka but griped that he would be accused of nepotism. I've heard i've already vodka. I've heard how good woody vodka the people that know. There's nothing to do with nepotism. But i want to tell you the people that know no that evacuate would be dynamite about You know then. Be accused of nepotism if you can believe it right. This was accurate in as much as demanding money from bank tellers. Gunpoint can lead one to be accused of armed robbery. I want to say to you. America is back. multi-lateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.
Federal officials hope to distribute 40 million COVID-19 vaccines by end of 2020
"Tom Roberts has more operation warp Speed. General Gustaf Berna said An initial shipment of 6.8 million doses could be delivered to states as early as December. 12th. However, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says most Americans won't have access to a vaccine until sometime between April and June of next year. That's two to first responders and high risk patients. Taking priority. Tom Roberts News 93.1 KFBK and almost the entire Sacramento Valley is in the states and most restrictive purple tear
Elon Musk leapfrogs over Bill Gates to become second-richest man in the world
"Elon Musk is now. The second richest man in the world. Yeah, he is. He's behind Mr Amazon. So But he, uh he clipped the um Bill Gates. Bill Gates has been the second richest man for a while after being the richest man for a long time. But Bezos Overtook him and now Elon musk as over taken Bill Gates.
Joe Biden names picks for secretary of State, Homeland Security chief, director of national intelligence
"Well we're going to get to our first look now at the president-elect's newest cabinet members later today. The team which includes obama administration alums will assemble in delaware for an official announcement this afternoon. Anthony blinken will serve as secretary of state he previously served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser. Alejandra york us will be the first latino and the first immigrant to become homeland security secretary. He served as deputy homeland secretary and director of citizenship and immigration services. April heinous will become the first woman to hold the role of director of national intelligence. She previously as a national security lawyer. And deputy cia director. Jake sullivan will become national security adviser. He was five national security adviser and was a top aide to hillary clinton. While she was secretary of state linda. Thomas greenfield will be named. Us basseterre to the u. n. And former secretary of state john kerry will be the climate on roy and former federal federal reserve chair. Janet yellen will be the first woman ever become treasury secretary. If she is confirmed by the senate would an impressive list let's bring in former. Nato supreme allied commander retired four-star navy. Admiral james redis. He is chief. International security diplomacy and less for nbc news and msnbc and former treasury official on morning joe economic analyst. Steve rattner joins us as well. Good to have you both admiral. Let's begin with some of president-elect biden's foreign policy selections the wall street journal opinion page said. They were internationalists but also said on the other. Hand talking about blinken and Jake sullivan they were also more hawkish. On some obama era debates. Mr sullivan supported antitank mrs for ukraine which president obama posed. Mr blinken favored the iraq war in two thousand and two intervention in libya. Mr blanket was known for repeating the mantra superpowers. Don't bluff regarding mr obama's red line fiasco about the use of chemical weapons and syria. I would take that like me. You you agree. Superpowers don't bluff. You don't draw red line and then step back from it. And apparently that's what our new secretary of state Believes as well. Well let's start with the team itself kind of step back for a minute show and this is the most experience group coming in That i can remember certain going back to bush lawn and before that maybe to the kennedy administration if you listen to the titles that make it. Just read off deputy to this deputy to that do this. These are now people who are stepping up to cabinet level. They are experienced. They are well prepared boy. How refreshing is that number two and maybe more importantly joe. This is a very collegial team. This he'll give you a sports analogy. This one's for mike barnicle. This is like the one thousand nine hundred eighties celtics basketball team. They don't really care who. The high score is more interested in getting assists that running up the score out there on the field trying to make each other look good. It's that kind of group. And i worked with all of them when i was supreme allied commander in. They were in all their jobs. And then finally. You're absolutely right. This is an internationalist group. A little bit of hawkish edge to it. But i think that's okay one. It's tempered as you see from this group by that that instinctive desire to reach out into the international world. They'll look for allies. They'll look for coalitions. They'll look to work with international organizations. I think this is a a fine selection and will serve the nation. Well
Biden to nominate Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"Elect Joe Biden is building out his national security team, naming a woman to head the intelligence community for the first time and tapping a close confidante as secretary of state. More from NPR's Michele Kelemen. Biden calls his team experienced and crisis tested. He's naming his longtime adviser, Tony Blinken, as secretary of state and tapping veteran diplomat Linda Thomas Greenfield to another Cabinet, post U S ambassador to the U. N. If confirmed, Alejandro, my Orcas will be the first Latino to run the Department of Homeland Security. And every Haynes will be the first woman disservice. Director of National Intelligence Biden will have one of the youngest national security Advisors Jake Sullivan, and he's created a new cabinet level position within the NSC to combat climate change that will be former Secretary of State John Kerry.
Janet Yellen, Biden’s Expected Treasury Pick, Has Broken More Than Gender Barriers
"We report. That president elect joe biden plans to tap former federal reserve chair. Janet yellen as the nation's next treasury secretary our national political reporter ken. Thomas has more details. If confirmed by the senate would make history as the first woman to lead the treasury department. This is a decision. That's rooted in the administration's preparations to drive the economic recovery. From the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic yellen has been an advocate for more government stimulus and warned that the recovery will be uneven if congress doesn't spend more to fight unemployment and keep small businesses afloat. She's viewed by the biden team. Is someone with a lot of credibility around the world and someone who could work closely with the fed and the executive branch to engineer. More financial support of congress is hesitant to pass more stimulus and the key point here in a divided congress. Yellen has a track record of receiving republicans support biden and also revealed. He picks for other posts today including some officials from the former obama administration. Tony blinken biden's longtime foreign policy. Adviser has been nominated to be secretary of state biden's tapping one hundred may orcas to lead the department of homeland security. If confirmed he'd be the first latino. Delete the department jake sullivan. A veteran of the state department and a long time by need will be national security adviser and biden his turning to admiral hanes a deputy national security adviser under president obama to be the director of national intelligence and lastly biden is turning to familiar face. He's going to make former secretary of state. John kerry a special presidential envoy for climate change. That's a sign of how important climate will be for his administration. These are all people who know joe biden. Well the worked for him for years. In lincoln's case for nearly two decades in it shows how the biden transition is trying to project competence and experience as he makes his selections biden in his phone. Calls with world. Leaders has been stressing the idea that the us will soon be back as he puts it when he takes office. And even as president trump has disputed the outcome of the election biden is trying to move forward with his picks and signal that the us will be returning to a sense of normalcy on the global
Biden names team to steer U.S. foreign policy in post-Trump era
"To abide in plans to nominate Tony Blinken to be his secretary of state. Lincoln, One of Biden's closest foreign policy advisers, has NPR's Franco weirdo. Nia's reports Tony Blinken as an experienced former State Department official and served in both the Clinton and Obama administration's His record shows a strong preference for international alliances. And he has spoken out against the Trump Administration's approach to foreign policy by the administration would do the opposite of what Trump administration's done in terms of pulling back from our leadership in international organizations, institutions alliances, a person familiar with the buying transition discussions tells NPR that Blinken heading to ST also means another trusted foreign policy aide. Jake Sullivan is a strong lead for the position of national security advisor in the new administration. Franco
Biden expected to announce Tony Blinken as secretary of state
"And the person that is tipped to be his secretary of State. Antony Blinken Telesco years. So I'm not a blink monologist, but I have known him since high school. We were in the same class. 40 years ago, Maurine in Paris, And if biography is personality, I think Tony's biography tells the whole story. He was an American in Paris, living with a stepfather who was the youngest survivor of Auschwitz. And an international lawyer trying to build ties between them the eastern bloc and and the West. And in those four elements. I think it captures Tony's identity. He was an American, and he believes very strongly in America in America's role in the world. As you know, for him a country that can that can really change the landscape, the global landscape, But it wasn't Paris. And so he saw how others Europeans in particular. View the United States at times very unfavorably as a country that tries to bully in that tries to impose its way rather than to work with others. The fact that his step that was who he was, I think from knowing Tony, it imbued in him a strong feeling of, you know, fighting for human rights and fighting for the defense of people, vulnerable people, whether they're refugees or whether they're people who are affected by conflict. And lastly, an international lawyer who tried to broker ties between a time the Soviet Union and Europe. I think that is the diplomat and Tony, who tries to Put himself in other people's shoes and what is going to insist very much on a resumption of multilateral, very transatlantic view of the world. So all those people who have been so nervous on terrified by the damage that they perceived the Trump administration had done to international alliances, institutions internationally collaboration and so on. Will be very pleased that Antony Blinken is the man who is tipped to be the secretary of state. It is true, though, isn't it? That foreign policy may not actually be Joe Biden's pressing issue, given the impact of covert 19 in the United States. Correct. I mean his priority. I think the part of the administration is going to be domestic because of the health implications of the pandemic and the economic implications of the pandemic. I mean, we're facing a as much of the world is a severe economic crisis. And I'm not having mentioned that the racial tensions and the polarization of a country that has gone through an election, the result of which is still not been acknowledged by the by the sitting president and many of his followers, so the party's going to be domestic. Joe Biden is somebody who is a senator. As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Foreign policy is in his DNA's A Tony Blinken is probably his closest partner. When it comes to Ah, colleague when it comes to foreign policy, So I think you're going to see a big emphasis on the themes that you just mentioned, which is re stitching multilateral alliances. Resuming U. S participation in some of the treaties and some of the organizations that President Trump withdrew from. But both the president and Antoni if he is, in fact, if he does become secretary of state are going to face a world that is very different from the world that they were they were participating in the Obama administration is short four years ago. Image of the United States the credibility of the United States the fragmentation of the world order. Everything has accelerated over the last four years. Well, let's talk about some of the treaties that he might decide to rejoin. We we know that on on climate change, he is going to rejoin the Paris accord. It's also been reported that Jake Sullivan, another Joe Biden adviser, is expected to be named his national security advisor. And in the context of the J C P o a the Iran nuclear deal. The combination Of Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan. Pretty significant. And let's not forget that as you're buying himself, wrote an article not long ago in which he said that the U. S. Should rejoin the JCP away if Iran agrees toe come back into compliance with his provisions. So that has been a commitment that he made during the campaign. It's by the way, the position that I think every other maybe, with one exception, every other candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination made So I think it is. The intent of it would be the intent of the administration to come back in. Now That's easier said than done. They're going to be obstacles. Iran is not in compliance, President Trump has added and continues to add weekly a huge number of sanctions that are going to be Difficult to deal with. But the intense that projector I think has been clear. And as you say, with both Tony Blinken and Jake Sullivan again, if both of them if the rumors are confirmed, I think you have a pretty strong sense that That's what the United States is going to try to do, and we'll work with European partners and others to get there. Robert Malley, president and CEO of
Biden to name Jake Sullivan as national security adviser
"Well, and it sounds like there's some other names in the mix is well, we're learning about more people who might be on on the national security and foreign policy team. Yeah, that's right. A source tells NPR that Jake Sullivan is now the strong lead to become national security advisor in the new administration, not a household name, but he was a top aide to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state. And then he later joined the vice president Biden in the White House, where he played a key role in opening up a back channel to Iran. That opening led to the negotiations to the Iran nuclear deal. And, you know, interestingly, David more recently, he's been Sullivan has been involved in this project to get a better sense of how U. S foreign policy can help the middle middle class Americans and that's kind of a key theme of this. Incoming administration,
Thailand protests: clashes cause chaos outside parliament
"Political unrest in Thailand shows no sign of ending today. The prime minister warns that the monarchy would use all possible laws against protesters who are demanding his removal and a new constitution and dozens of people were injured and fighting with police outside of parliament yesterday. Here's Michael Sullivan with this report from Thailand. Just a day after Tuesday's confrontation outside parliament, the worst violence between protesters and police and months thousands of anti government demonstrators were added again last night. In front of the Royal Thai police headquarters in the commercial part of the capital. Protesters were angry at police for Tuesday's violence outside parliament. Which included the use of water cannon against protesters and left dozens injured with six suffering gunshot wounds.
Thai PM promises crackdown on protesters following months of demonstrations
"Shows no sign of ending today. The prime minister warns that the monarchy would use all possible laws against protesters who are demanding his removal and a new constitution and dozens of people were injured and fighting with police outside of parliament yesterday. Here's Michael Sullivan with this report from Thailand. Just a day after Tuesday's confrontation outside parliament, the worst violence between protesters and police and months thousands of anti government demonstrators were added again last night. In front of the Royal Thai police headquarters in the commercial heart of the capital. Protesters were angry at police for Tuesday's violence outside parliament. Which included the use of water cannon against protesters and left dozens injured with six suffering gunshot wounds. They are also angry at lawmakers for refusing to consider changes to the constitution. It could have included reform of Thailand's powerful monarchy. One of the protesters, key demands, along with the resignation of coup leader turned prime minister Private Channel cha. It was a kind of AH Po conclusion what to expect Teaching young Pongsudhirak teaches political science at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. On the establishment side. It's average centers of power very clear. They're not going to compromise the three demands for them and acceptable prime minister for you. It will not resigned. There will be no rewriting the Constitution and there'll be no reform of the monarchy and it's not just the establishment. He says that the digging in but the students as well because the protest movement is death set on. Reforming Thailand and resetting the rules or a more democratic future where Thailand and move forward. With equality as a base. Protesters say Their next rally will be next week in front of the Crown Property Bureau, the agency that helps manage the monarchy's multibillion dollar fortune. They say they'll keep on for seven more days after that, in hopes of achieving their goals, possibly setting the stage for more violence for NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan
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"Boeing 7 37 Max, grounded for 20 months has gotten clearance for takeoff again following two deadly crashes. The FAA giving the green light following months of testing and
Washington DC Judge says border agents can't use COVID-19 order to expel migrant kids
"Immigrant. Children caught trying to cross the. Us border are being spared by a federal judge. A federal judge in dc is preventing the trump administration from expelling children attempting to cross the border illegally without parents. The policy was instituted by the administration is a way to limit the spread of the corona virus in the us. But judge emmet sullivan says if sent back to their home countries. The miners would likely suffer. Irreparable harm subjected to violence torture. Impossible death in washington jared halpern fox.
Judge says border agents can't use COVID-19 order to expel migrant kids
"Immigrants. Children caught trying to cross the U. S border are being spared by a federal judge. A federal judge in D. C is preventing the Trump administration from expelling Children attempting to cross the border illegally without parents. The policy was instituted by the administration is a way to limit the spread of the Corona virus in the U. S. But judge and it's Sullivan says if sent back to their home countries, the miners would likely suffer irreparable harm subjected to violence, torture and possible death. In Washington. Jared Halpern, a Fox News a
"sullivan" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Father would never have stuck his neck out if he didn't have fairly credible information. And according to some photographic evidence did exist that clearly showed holes burned into Roy's clothing after one lightning strike. Roy apparently had scars on his chest arms and legs from lightning searing his skin. An acquaintance allegedly saw one of Roy's wristwatches that got burned by lightning. But only actually have left of Roy is a gravestone that reads we loved you but God loved you more. Was Roy. Sullivan struck by lightning maybe. Some might even say, probably, Roy's Coworker who transported Roy to the hospital after one of Roy's alleged encounters with lightning said. My Gut. Is Roy, was struck probably several times. I think his mental health had been failing some. They started getting more difficult to believe. I think as the notoriety grew. Roy liked the notoriety. That statement might be the most accurate that exists. Roy was probably struck by lightning. He also probably embellished and bit. Maybe even what Did He fight twenty two bears and get struck by lightning seven or eight times in his life. Well when something is considered as close to statistically impossible as you can get. There is still room for possibility. Thanks again, for tuning into unexplained mysteries, we will be back soon with a new episode for more information on Roy Sullivan amongst the many sources we used we found Tom Dunkel's article on Roy Sullivan in The Washington Post extremely helpful to our research. You can find all episodes of unexplained mysteries and all other podcast originals for free on spotify. Not, only despite if I already have all of your favorite music but now spotify is making it easy for you to enjoy all of your favorite park s originals like unexplained mysteries for free from your phone desktop for smart speaker to stream unexplained mysteries on spotify.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unexplained Mysteries
"Lest, but it might not have been his seventh always humble. Roy Apparently didn't like to count the time he was struck as a child. It's not clear how old he was at the time but for whatever reason Roy was helping his father cut wheat in a thunderstorm. With one particularly big backswing lightning Zap the end of Roy's safe. Then jumped off the tool onto the ground and started a small fire. Ruin decided not to count the incident. So the Guinness Book of World Records Lists Seven as his official number. You might assume that Roy Sullivan ultimately died from something related to the billions of volts of electricity that passed through his body in his lifetime. Potentially fatal side effects of a single strike include organ failure, blood vessel destruction a build up of fluid in the lungs brain damage, internal bleeding, and cardiac arrest. Globally. Lightning causes more deaths than tornadoes and hurricanes combined. But Roy's story took an unexpected turn. In late September nineteen eighty-three after forty one years being the victim of chance and circumstance Roy Sullivan allegedly took matters into his own hands. He pressed twenty two caliber pistol to his head pulled the trigger. And ended his own life. Coming up will examine the effects lightning can have on the human body and mind. Pay Park Astor's looking for a more lighthearted listen than I've got the perfect podcast for you. The new spotify original from podcast called incredible feats hosted by comedian and podcast or Dan Cummins. Incredible feats is a daily show spotlighting true accounts of mind blowing physical strength, mental focus, and be behavior. Join Dan every weekday as he goes behind the scenes and into the achievements of everyone from free divers and body modifiers to. 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In fact, so many people have been using better help that they're recruiting additional counselors in all fifty states. Start living a happier life today as a listener, you'll get ten percent off your first month by visiting better health dot. com slash unexplained. Join over one million people taking charge of their mental health. Again that's better. Help H. E. L. P. dot com slash unexplained. Now. Back to the story. Between Nineteen, forty two and nineteen seventy seven lightning struck Shenandoah National Park Ranger Roy. Sullivan at least seven times making him statistically one of the unluckiest humans to ever live unfortunate circumstances turned even more tragic in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three when Roy took his own life. The, incredibly unlikely events of Roy Sullivan's life have inspired countless conspiracy theories, but one question lies at the core of them all. What made Roy Sullivan so unique. Before he died Roy often wondered the same thing himself in interviews he tossed out the idea that his body might contain some sort of chemical or mineral that somehow increased his odds of being targeted by lightning. Medical professionals reached out to Roy expressing their interest in running tests to determine the cause of his lightning attraction they even offered their services pro bono in addition to covering his travel expenses. Studying Roy's body might have led to breakthroughs in medicine after all Roy appeared to be a medical miracle. But as far as we can tell, Roy never took any doctor up on their offers to study him. That said according to some theorists Roy's long and tumultuous relationship with Mother Nature might have started with an ordinary medical procedure when a doctor put a metal plate in his body. In an interview with the News Virginian Roy told a reporter I have a metal plate in my right ankle from where I broke it years ago. That played got hot I'll tell you. At the time he made the statement Roy had been struck by lightning for the last time, but unfortunately, Roy's medical records haven't been made public. So there's no way to know when the ankle surgery happened. Or more importantly if the metal plate was present for every lightening strike. It's also unclear if there was more than just one plate according to Roy's coworker Franklin Taylor Roy often told his family and friends that he had a metal plate in his skull as.
"sullivan" Discussed on Busted Open
"Tommy, before we go out to the busted open nation, are you ready for my top five heels of all time? Yes, and I'm trying to think of being he'll. Why doN'T WE SCALP FEES? GIVEAWAYS will go old school wrestling scalp the giveaways and we'll make a little side cash, and then just say hey, these are free, but meanwhile we made the fans pay for an. ILL I love the fake machete. That's. While you're drinking a protein shake, we'll do to Joe. You are amazing. Right ear, my top field top five years again. Tommy US usually you and I share a brain when it comes. To our list, but only to heels that are on your list that are on my list, but here we go at number five and you knew was going to throw out this name Tommy because. I always say that the first wrestler I fell in love with you. Know the first time ever watch pro wrestling with Tommy. Wildfire rich. One of my greatest feuds in my favorite foods of all time was Tommy. Tommy. Wildfire rich with this man et is mad. Dog Buzz Sawyer Tommy at number, five good good pick, and like I said every top face needs a appeal in that feud. Really really helped the both of them at number four somebody that I always hated. I know that you said. At the end of his career quickly became a baby face, but I know him as the Russian nightmare Ivan coal off at number, four great pick fabulous pick. He's in my top ten. Okay at number three, the billion dollar man. Who just spoke to and again if you missed a moment of any of our, he'll show our interviews with Ted Dibiase or Kevin Sullivan. Go to Sirius Xm APP, and listen to us on demand. Watch the videos that Mike. Guy Doesn't Danielle, does on the Sirius Xm APP, and of course subscribe and like the busted open podcast number three DB. At number to somebody who wasn't on your list, which I thought was going to be somebody that was definitely the combination of hatred and fear at number two Abdul, the butcher. Yeah? I get it and win the whole hatred and fear thing but to me. He was never in the territory. Too Long. He was a different version of an Andre the giant because he always was. He was always like the surprise. Bad Guy Enforcer so that's why I knew when he came to town was trouble, but he wouldn't be there that long and a lot of times. You know there was never any clean finishes back then not that I cared but Abdulah definitely for like all the bloodshed that in. His fear factor. Yes, but for me. He wasn't a I. Don't know it just didn't resonate that way. and. Number one I'm shocked at this. Wasn't your number one? But the man. We just spoke to a few minutes ago. The Prince of darkness himself Kevin Sullivan. Yeah, I'm the only reason why he wasn't is because of the numbers that Vince did that was my discerning factor was, but yeah. Kevin was Kevin's. A great he'll always always was always will be. And you know his his psychology, especially that one thing that he said what he couldn't lap makeup for in height, he made up for it in his work and his. Aggressiveness of being atop guy and I remember him specifically. When he told Andrei Story I remembered him jumping off. The second roper, doing stuff off the second rope like his chops to wear down Andrei, but to me he was doing that as leverage, but then there's also the visuals of him choking Andre and when you're. Looking at that photo because that's how a lot of us got it or even those stills. He's the same high then as Andre the giant and psychological thing. At times are missing. It really really are because. I. Don't Envision Kevin. Sullivan is five foot eight. No No, not at all not off. This man as a monster and a lot of these lists are like you said earlier. It's what you envision why this an list that we can argue. About is just what drew fear or drew like hatred for you that emotion. We got from DAX from the revival or the F- The revival he said. Dom Rocco, Roddy Piper Tully, blanchard cornet in the midnights and Vince. A lot of wrestlers chiming in I love it. shockingly, we have a difference of opinion with somebody. Who Do you think that person is David? Bowie. Bully healed us. He's dying the show. He's healing us and he wrote. Doesn't tag US either. If you're comply compiling a list of top five greatest of all time in Freddie Blassie, the original seek aren't on it. Your list is invalid, so he just emailed us on our own show. He's not even up I know angry. Man and bully could be on that list as well because he's definitely wanted. Great I mean he would tainted list for real. Yes. Yes! He's definitely number one. He'll busted open. There's no doubt about that all we have our winner. Our second winner.
"sullivan" Discussed on Busted Open
"To spend a lot of time around the sheet outside of the business to like. You. And like you said it's a little bit of a disappointment. When he is and Ooh, ooh! Play. Guy! Ah. Kevin. The business has changed and I know you still follow up on it and. You, look at the business your job was, and you control the environment, but I know at times The environment got to hostile where you're part of riots in your part of people wanted to kill you where? Can you tell some of those stories of like riots or fighting literally fighting for your life to get to the back? The. I asked so funny was to the funny one is. Chris you know people always talk about dusty, not wanting to jobs dusty. was of very smart booker. He didn't job search. Where people didn't expect. Giving example. We did this thing. We built books. A loser leaves town in the cage in Saint Pete the back in the day. Saint Pete was the down, so you built in for months? So I was on. Top. Tap all the towns around. With Barry. Your blackjack and I got beat right in the middle of rings for three weeks. So everybody knew us going, and that's the infamous Jake. This may Santa Clause of the Dow is all. Clause! In the audience and Jay gave me the AG advisor. Down Doc- sto knocked them out and then hands. The appearance of the bid, Knight Rider and the good thing about the midnight rider was. Midnight Rider. Two weeks later beat Rick Live from the world title. But the stipulation was that if you won the bell? He didn't have anybody. Three was or the NFL Bob Guy Though. He is so dusty. WHIZ Abell Bell. The bell gets shifts. And who? About to get strip. But the guy here all that beat him to become midnight. Rider, Gusty Interviews so a lot of time dusty dusty. JURISCO FOR MAY BE. Good through the alphabet book, pretty quick. Absolutely. When you look at what you're able to do and I. I would say that Tommy that. five-year run in in for Florida championship wrestling from Florida. Like when I think of he'll I automatically think of you Mr Sullivan because. I couldn't imagine anyone ever cheering you because of what you did to dusty, Rhodes. It's not only hatred, but fear like for me as a young wrestling fan. I feared you. I was afraid of you. You know the pictures of you in wrestling magazine would bring a chill down my spine, and I'm sure that the reaction in every arena you went into. was that same way I mean when you look back at that time and that magical period of pro wrestling? Could you ever imagine anyone ever getting on their feet and cheering you during that time? No no, but I Will. Tell you the reason why. Every babies put me over like I was on. I mean I was I do? Black. I am and I'm not going down off my feet. BLACKJACK GET! I I'm just. A friend of mine..
"sullivan" Discussed on Breakfast Leadership
"This is the breakfast leadership podcast boundaries. Super Out. You make the choice. Here's euros to Michael Savage. Welcome back I have Michelle Sullivan on the Line Michelle. How are you? I am great. How about you? I am awesome? Thank you so much for being on the show today you have an amazing story and I know we can talk about a variety of different things today, but when we did the pre show conversation, there's definitely some conversations around. Cova nineteen that makes a lot of sense with with your background and what you see, but a give the audience, a little bit of your back story, and some of the things that you're doing and have done. Thank you so much for having me? It's quite an honor so. Back in the middle sixties was born with a rare type of dwarfism and back then you didn't see you know little people around because there's not many. Of US and also back. Then you know, allow the people with. Disabilities! Were kind of shunned than you didn't see him. But. I was fortunate because the doctor that delivered me. Told my parents to take me home and treat me. Treat me like everybody else which I think. My parents would have done anyway, but. You know especially back. Then you really you know. Listen to their advice and. So. I didn't even know I was little until I went to kindergarten. My parents just treating me like everybody else in the first day of kindergarten. When the kids strongly pointed out how different I was with Mike Size, etc.. I was blown away I went and so confident. You know going to school. And when I left, I was outside the circle, and we've all head moments, Michael where? You've felt outside the circle for one reason or another and. I went to the tar and I asked my mom if there was something wrong with me and she hesitated in. I've never seen my mom hesitate before. The looking back I'm sure she had waited five years for that question. And she said you know. Michelle Guide makes everybody different in you are going to be smaller than just about everybody, but you can still do anything you want, and you can see one of your differences, but we're all different in a lot of ways than. I really didn't understand it as a five year old, but as I started in school and learn that I became really smart in math. I, became known as the girl that was smart. Not the girl that's little and I really started to understand what she was speaking about and. Went on to get a great education, I've had many orthopedic surgeries in my life. But I also had all the opportunities that I could ever want I was born into a wonderful country that gave me those opportunities and the family that. Gave me, everything I needed to You know to really thrive. And then I got on after I completed my masters I got on a caterpillar. My Dad worked at Caterpillar and retired. My sister still works there. And I had a wonderful thirty year career in retired at the end.
"sullivan" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Tenth day of June two thousand twenty my name is Tom Sullivan Hey Alex you and I were just talking about what was the day that trump announced if we went back it was June sixteenth two thousand fifteen so we I'm up on the fifth anniversary so what are we going to do what are we going to do what are we going to do when I'm when they do own way they've done away with it the music let's see if everybody can understand once again what we're gonna do is we're going to cancel the show that's what we're going to do and that's exactly what paramount has decided to do after thirty three they were scheduled to premiere their thirty third season this month and they came to an unceremonious end after it was canceled all kinds.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"I wish ish ish. Here's the thing. The Cohen Brothers make a movie called brother out there. Oh great for them. But you know who did it? I The simpsons because in Nineteen ninety-one The Simpsons. Did he all episode called? Oh brother where though it in that episode? It's not quite about Sullivan's travels but it is about the gap between the rich and the poor and what happens here. Is homer realizes the he has a long lost brother who is incredibly rich. The brother brings the entire Simpson's family over to his mansion. And there's a touch of that tension that you see in the way Ron Lake feels when she goes over to Sullivan's house a Little Hill Razor Sir. Would you like to hold the baby? Would no no no just diving catch that new baby smell homer? You're the richest man I know. I hear the shame about you. Why are you here? I want you to make yourselves right at home anytime. You're hungry anytime day or night cook. We'll make you anything you want even pork chop absolutely. We have a tennis court a swimming pool screen like one pork chops. Even in the of the night. Your guy will fry. 'em Sure that's what he's paid for now. Do you need towels? Laundry may wait. Wait wait wait. Let me see if I got straight. It's Christmas Day four. Am there's a rumble in my stomach? Home Your Al-Mansurah loves pork chops. Sure does Algal her. It's Danny Devito in there that is that is an excellent devito. Catch ex Linda veto coach. But I just want to say that I appreciate that. The Simpsons were bringing it back bringing back. This eleven travels before the Coen brothers did before it was on the AFL list. And actually now that I think about it. I wonder if the main reason that it did get voted on after ninety. Seven is because the Coen brothers reminded people existed. Oh that's really interesting. I love that idea and look they could bring attention to it and I think that they they are. I following the similar footsteps. I agree that like sometimes Hollywood get so up its own ask about celebrating itself but even when the Coen brothers does it. I mean obviously a brother. Arthur isn't about Hollywood hail Caesar is But I feel like that movie also is wider than just a Hollywood story. I the they are. I mean I'm happy to say that they're taking the tradition of Preston sturges of your Coen brothers Fan. You'll be present sturgis and and I think. Honestly if you're a fan of ensemble comedy and like some of these great ensemble comedy directors like you will see a lot of Preston sturges in their work. I think people have been influenced by him and what he was able to do. It's not showy. It'S NOT CAMERA TECHNIQUES. It's really just performance styles. It's creating an ensemble and I think to me. It's always the most interesting thing I talked about. John Hughes being present sturges to a certain extent as well because he creates us this camp of familiar faces directors and just kinda rotates through them and and it has a a homies to it. You know like this is. This is a a director running a little bit of a camp. It's marvel movies of comedy. It's true so my challenge to any one hundred finless is that you have to other surges Aniko. Honestly because how awful is it that when they redid the listen to this and seven they added the service but they took off the Coen brothers Fargo. We need the man hours of that generation. Come on. I know it's the worst. It's absolutely the worst. Well this has been so much fun talking to you. Everyone isolated recording later than we normally record it so So this is kind of a late night version of of unspoiled but I had a great dynamic. Can I read out that you drink wine and I drink of Whiskey as we take this? Oh yeah by the way. I drank a canned wine so I'll just say this that amy. If you're up for maybe at one point we can revisit another Preston sturges film because they feel like. There's a lot out here that we like in and if people are interested in let let us know because I'd love to tackle another one and just talk about You know kind of get into him because he is an underrated filmmaker More than most of the directors that we've talked about on. This list would die to do that. I think the only hard part about that is which one would be do. Because they're also good amy next week we're doing a real counter culture cult film easy rider one of the coolest movies. If you were hanging around in the sixties Peter Fund Dennis Hopper even an appearance by Jack. Nicholson and we were thinking. I know that many of us are stuck at home right now and that is a good thing. But if we were to fantasize who would we take with us a road trip and where we go we just have to hogs com motorcycle? And where would you go? Where'd you go out on the open road? And who would you go with? Who's get your hog with amy? I did go to the bar that the wild hogs Goto last year. My birthday the whole the whole wild hogs town is a very much a wild hogs memorial. Had One of the best cheeseburgers of my life. So props I love that. I love that you went to the wild hot. You've made a wild hog pilgrimage. Well you give us a call at seven four seven six six six five eight two four seven four seven six six six five eight two four and tell us what celebrity you. WanNa go on a trip with and it's in the continental United States to test where you want to go on your hobby. All right we will see you next week. Four easy rider..
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"This is not what he figured. His grand masterpiece would be going into. He doesn't even understand what movie there's a like if you look at that. Marquee of movies that they're seeing in this triple bill. It's beyond these tears. The Valley of the shadow the buzzard of Berlin. Who The hell wants to go to that triple feature? Okay maybe Oh what do you think? The buzzer Berlin is even about. I feel like it's about like some sort of dive bomber in it during like World War. Two or to me like some sort of pilot World War. Two is just starting like I mean the critics relevance travels. They went to a screening of this honest studio lot and then Pearl Harbor Happens. So yeah yeah we're out and a World War Two. I mean that's why I've always said that. Robert Deniro like he took cybill shepherd to a movie to take her mind off of what was going on in taxi driver. Just enjoy a fun romantic romp and she just couldn't handle it. Oh my God. How many scenes are there on the AFL of somebody taking somebody to a movie and it sucks because if those are two and they're both bad is a if I don't take people to movies? I don't know I think the files likes the nod at you. Know at the studio system and again a dig at this movie. And it's really don't have dig personages so much that I'm like oh I wonder if this is the best film to be on the list. It's definitely the most Hollywood but I feel that there are other films we talked about. You know the lady talked about Palm Beach Story. Miracle Morgan's creek helicoptering hero in many respects hail the conquering hero should be the movie that is on this list and it's kind of the movie that is done over and over again in the sense that you know it's about a war hero who is not actually war hero pretends that he is a war hero. it's a really funny movie but I the only dig on it is I think. Sometimes this list is obsessed with Hollywood. It is obsessed with what the studio system is. It's the way the Academy Awards talks about things it's like. Oh if you make a movie about Hollywood will applaud itself. Because they like they like navel-gazing which is kind of a funny idea because this movie is saying make movies for the masses and this movie is I have a hard time going is for the masses is not because as a creative person who was in this business. I recognize all the things. Does everybody else recognized all that stuff. I imagine vote on the files. They all see themselves in this as well but is this the movie that actually is the best most accessible. Preston sturges film. I don't know 'cause I haven't watched them all recently. But I think the Lady Eve the puppy story and Miracle Morgan's Creek. They are a little bit more accessible as all and again. I'm not trying to kick this. Maybe off the list. I'm just saying that I I do feel like there's A. There's a lot of Hollywood in this movie. It's very much you know. It's it's probably the most inside baseball movie that we have on this list. I think. Yeah Yeah No. I think that's fair. I mean that also singing in the rain which I think really makes the same point it. Oh that that evidence singing. I was thinking about it. Because there's a whole musical number in the preaches. The same point that we have Sullivan here. Preaching you know make people happy make people laugh. There is a song about it. We heard it here. It is no definitely no title. Short people have long facials along. People have short faces people who have no humor at all. That Samuel Jason Address as he was about to head to the team come land. Make Galab. Don't know everyone wants the lab. My Dad said be an actor my son but be on Comic Cohen and in line or those old guitar monkey shy are you could study Shakespeare twice elite and you could charm the critics. I'm never up just enough banana. Peel the world. Did you make them laugh? Make him laugh make them Hollywood is like let's put these films on violence that are saying. Hollywood needs to make more comedies and then the AF. I also like but we're not really GONNA put most of those on this list though where Vietnam films right. We WanNa make the movies that make you think and make you feel like you've been there and we kind of talked about this idea that even the Vietnam films besides platoon are from people who didn't go to Vietnam but they're like I want to make this movie. This is this is. This is Copa going. I WanNa do this or you know the same way with I. Think President Coppola so engage in the in the in the Mafia. But it's IT'S NOT FROM HIS PERSPECTIVE. Coppola's fucking soul of man. Yes but he's like dumb Sullivan. But I mean but think like but nobody I mean think about these directors who went from okay perfect example Todd Phillips right todd. Phelps goes from my old school to the joker right. It's like and I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it but there's this idea I wanted to make you know I wanna make something. That has a little bit more relevance or resonance. I think that you could. You could even see. Then I think a lot of comedy directors have taken these moments taking something and done you know when we show what can dramatically because once you get once you can show people that you're dramatic doors and you get to sit with the pretty people essentially like you go from you. Go from the back of the crowd to the front table. You know and I think just think about it in your head. There's so many people you can say that. They used to do comedy. They don't do comedy anymore. You know and it's like well. Why did you stop doing the thing that we love you for doing? And you know I think Bill Murray is gone in and out of that and I think he's kind of now found a sweet spot. You know it's It's an interesting thing. We hate the light in the fluffy or maybe the thought. The thought is that not. Everyone can agree on comedy because not everyone has a sense of humor but everyone can buy. That's dramatic and I always feel that way. It's like when you hear about these sundance movies or these. These movies that sell a festival like very rarely do hear about a great comedy is that was really deep. I never saw anything like that. You know people. I think it's easier to it's easier to you. Know Laud dramatic film than it is to comedy. Because it's you know what you think is what I think is funny is very different. I agree on that I mean I definitely feel as a critic with a serious movie comes out and everybody at Sundance is like Oh this is really the important one of the year and it also kind of sucks i. That's those are crazy making moments to me. I had one this year this year. Sundance I don't want to name the film because it hasn't come out yet and it's very well meaning but everybody was like. This is the most important film of the year. Oh my God it's so deep and I was like this film is bullshit and I just want to complain about this movie forever to all of my friends and I will probably complain about it eventually but I don't want to yet but there's a difference between an kind of doing apples and oranges here. But there's a difference between like the movies that you would see I. I don't feel confident what I'm saying but you'll get what I think. If you're listening you'll get what I'm going with. There's a difference between what like a studio at Miramax putting out like what they thought. These are important independent movies versus what a twenty four putting out which of these are interesting. Creative voices right and it's like and I think sometimes you can get caught up in like this looks important feels important. It must be important versus. This is interesting. This is a new voice. This is something we've never seen before and you know for every I'd rather a lighthouse and thank you sorry to bother you over something that just yeah like I am a person in World War Two and there's a Nazi yeah. I don't hear many people outside of the business talking about Sullivan's travels but billy wilder making movies. That are more accessible is. Here's a guy who works in a you know an office in his boss sticks his key to have sex in his house or this is the first insurgence movie where he's making fun of himself in all of his friends and other pressures movies make fun of the military or sing religious sanctimony or politics. They make fun of bigger targets. Yeah that more that affect people's lives right. Yeah I totally agree with that and I think there is absolute beauty in here. This scene in the church where you have you know the pastor leading people through singing let my people go this beautiful religious theme in hearing in the background you know. The clink clink clink of of of the prisoners walking in chains. I mean it's less of that because it's so beautiful immune toby.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"You play that clip in it actually reminds me of African Queen idea of religion taking advantage of a captive audience right. There is this moment where they're corralling the men to basically convert them right to a certain degree like we. Can we give them showers? We can let them. Here are our ideas and we can maybe have them be a part of us and what I love is later on in the film when he goes to that church and sees the movie when he's truly beaten down like those characters actually are because at that point he's upbeat down. He's living through the idea of what it's like to be beaten down. But when he's truly beaten down and goes in and just has its moment to see a movie and the magic movie the magic of just lab. There's no point there's no there's no message it's just to take your mind off of this existence that you're in which again going back to what we're all living in right now. We want. We want to watch our MCGREGOR'S WE WANNA watch our what we do in shadows we wanna just laugh. He is totally engaged in the art that he actually makes just love that distinction between that scene of. I'm here because I need to be warm. And they're kind of taking advantage of me versus like I'm in a place and they're actually taking. They're actually taking care of me by giving me something. I just giving me laughter and I know not to get too dark but I know in my conversations with my friends and and in my zooms and all this stuff when you can really laugh in this time and not that we've been in this time for so long but when we haven't really seen our friends at those laughs mean so much more like I said. I've laughed so much harder in the last fourteen days that I've been kind of confined to my house Because it's You need it. You need a little bit of release I love. I love that because I love it. You're that you're talking about how. This movie ties religion and entertainment. Almost like they're the same thing like going to a theater. Oh I can't wait to go to a theater again is church. I know a lot of critics and people who have movies called going to the movies going to church. It intend to have that climactic scene where you watch him and plots up if you haven't seen it you know what what Paul's been talking about is in the second half of the film. The the last third really. He's arrested for hitting a man over the head with a rock and battering him pretty bad and he's sentenced to six years in jail because of it which he beat a man really badly with Iraq that happened. He was disoriented. He had a concussion. And he's on this chain gang and then he's brought to a movie theater. That's in a church at night even just in a church. It's in specifically a southern Black Church. You know where the priest is telling his people in all black congregation. Be Nice to these white inmates even though they're lower than you even though they're in a worse opposition to you show them love and respect and brotherhood. Which is incredibly moving and that that is a scene you don't see in most other forties films a scene that is talking about race obita obliquely but it's right there it's right there and then yen also say but it's also about this this issue that our main character has which is what. I think people need which I think. This movie is showing like religion and what people actually need which is a release of you know entertainment. They need entertainment and I think that's what he's wrestling with the entire time. Like I think people need to see what it's like to be downtrodden. I you know like it's it's the prescriptive of and the other one is like that church. They're actually taking care of them. The church in which they show the movie is doing a greater service the church in which they are preaching at them right because the one is taking care and one is saying. You'll be better if you have religion in your life and whether or not you ever lived in your life that I'm not making a statement on that but it sort of this idea like no the thing is is they take care of the person mentally. Just don't give them another thing. I don't know I think that there's something really interesting about that. The economy like what people think you need versus what you actually need. No I think you're exactly right. And if there's one thing we know about Sullivan study hasn't been to a movie theater. He's completely disconnected from it. You know he opens the film in his screening room watching this like what fast in various of capitalism movie where it's like what. Labor is fighting. You know commerce or whatever it is who's I remember. Who's about each other? It's like Labor in. Yeah but they're killing each other and both will die in a bridge plunge of all things but it's really him in a studio screening room which you know most people don't get to go to because they're very. They're very strange little theatrical things and you can get really isolated. I think about that. As a lot of the critic you know we say movies studio screening rooms and you can lose track of what a real theater is like and then fairly early on in his adventure he goes to an actual movie theater and normal one in normal ish circumstances with that lovely Holden Lady. Who's trying to hit on him at is fighting with her sister about it. I love them so so so so much. This woman who's like you know fighting with her sister and her sister's like I would never got any sort of moral sin or trouble and the Sexiest sisters like nobody ever asked you to. We just kind of I guess the same joke that he pulls later on on Veronica Lake that we just heard but they go to a movie theater and you can tell that he did not know what movie theaters are really like. He's like this is noisy. Nobody's paying attention. It's so distracting. Any actually hates the experience of being in a normal movie theater. Let's listen to that.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"Beautiful but then the movie takes us really big twist and he gets caught in the situation that he's been dying to be in and that's such an interesting way to to us from the mid point of the second. Act All the way to the finale and I was the first time I saw that. I was Kinda surprised by that. 'cause traditional movie. I think you would. You would maybe have him. Learned his lesson at the end and I think the fact that he's a hind learned his lesson in the middle and then they like really jam it in and then he really feels what it's like to be there is I think it brings home the point a lot more. It actually makes it a little bit more dramatic. You feel is desperation. The movie such a sign of good writing like it becomes a lot more dire. It's it's not a comedy anymore. It is like your. How's it going to get out of this? He got into cool. Hand Luke all of a sudden and you know how is how does he escape? I I love that that twist. Yeah Yeah you're right we this movie. It's almost three genres right. Yea Is this fast paced comedy. And then it's this realistic. Melodrama Melodramas even just a realistic drama. About what the prison system is like. You know notes of Ice Skate from changing or a fugitive from a chain gang editor. People have seen that one. But it's it's very much in that same. That same. Tenor gator. My favorite gator. It's very much like gator And then in the middle. I think it's got this bridge. Section where peasants searches makes a silent film. Ito. It's yes yeah. He's got a seven everything that Sullivan actually learns on the road. Everything he sees during his real learning experience as he considers it. We're actually not part of it at all like we're not part of most of his conversations of here's what the average man is like. Here's what poverty is like. I'm having this conversation about poverty. He keeps trying to start a conversation about what poverty is with people. They're not interested. I mean we see that at least here when he and When he and Veronica Lake Trained FOR THE FIRST TIME. I do beautiful weather rain. How do you feel about the Labor situation? Are you going? I love it and I love that scene. It kind of shows that there are varying levels of expertise in the world and it gives respect to the people who are really good at catching trades. The people are a greater hopping. On drains look at Sullivan. And they just call him an amateur at. I love their condescension there. Would I be wrong and saying and excuse me for using this term but is you know is Joel? Mccrea character is he lived hard. I've never spoken aloud. I've seen top. Wow congrats for being the first oral usage of lift art. Perhaps in the world do have been used in conversation. I'm sure out of a conservative radio But nobody is this like is he doing all those things you know. You see people on the Internet rail against you know an S. J. W. or you know the key. Is You trying to to ingratiate himself in this world and that I wrote that that line down you know what do you think of the Labor situation? Because it's sort of like he. His heart is in the right place but he's doing the wrong thing right and I think that's something that is also incredibly relatable idea you know. I don't think that that's a bad thing. I think that people just don't know how to jump in how to do it effectively But I think that is something that I really love that. This has always been an idea like we're going through the depression. What is it like to be out there? I WANNA know I wanNA help. And even the fact when he does go to help not necessarily doing it incredibly the right way. He thinks he's doing it. The right way like everything about it. Like is a little bit of this character trying to do what he thinks is the best but doesn't have any clue and I don't think he you know he doesn't understand his privilege doesn't understand you know his biases or his. You know what he what? He's grown up in until he literally is without it and you know and I think he thinks he could be smarter then it and until like envelopes him it takes it takes a while to get to that place into truly understand and respect the other world which is not meant to be looked at like a zoo. It's it's it's and that's why I think he's doing for the most part of the beginning of the film. Now you're right. I mean if anything. His journey is about not trying to Edo catch up to it. Poverty is but trying to outrace his own privilege which he really can't do it. Oh it's impossible mission into it is so beautiful that we don't have kind of him sitting down for a World Jinjing conversation in that earlier section when he's on the quest he thinks he's supposed to be on where somebody added diners like. Oh I will tell you what I think about the Labor situation like. We never have that. I mean. I was thinking so much of sunrise in the way they're using trombones to be like. I'm a sexy lady over here. Listen to the way that they have this very utah. I think sad emotional score that kicks up into a different level of stimulate. Say hearing a person who's basically like the Bernie Sanders of nineteen forty one giving a speech and listening to Seato Picture. That best in Sturgis isn't just showing like here's the Guy. Giving his speech. He's getting back to the people in the audience showing that they're not into it that they're bored and they're just only here because they need a place to sit down.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"So funny ed so dark and so a thousand different emotions in one a wanted to get your take on something else about this film. Do you think that this film in any way was a response to Grapes of Wrath? Yes absolutely. I'm so glad that you thought I had the same thought Even though we're doing this this podcast over headphones in different houses. Single city man. Yes because hundred episodes in. We're finally merging. Oh you don't want that you don't want that you don't want to be in this brain. No yeah groups that had just won the Oscars that had just come out in nineteen forty four. It had John. Ford had just won best director. So yeah it is that comet on like okay now I want to be the John Ford thousand percent. I mean it's like if somebody if you've made a comedy this year. That was about Michael Bay. Saying I WANNA make a movie set in Korea about class inequality will by the way I did a piece with Michael Bay and he loved doing painting gain because he was. I need to get back to my roots and do independent film. You know I need to do this movie and tell a smaller story anything to him. A smaller movie was about like eighty million dollars. But but again you see I remember talking to him about that. He loved going back to basics. Even though again like I said Michael Bay's basics are different. This idea of I wanna be taken seriously and when you see everyone getting around something a lot of the Times in Hollywood. You're off the scene. Multiple people take a shot at trying to do the same thing you know. It happens all the time when mumble cortex often. Everyone's making a mumble core movie. Or you look at a movie like pulp fiction where everyone did their version of Quentin Tarantino but at the end of the day. It's not that the story is unique. It's the person telling the story right so it's very hard to kind of duplicate. What Quentin Tarantino? Does you know two days in the Valley. A fine movie. But it's not pulp fiction you know and it's an feel like but there's this vibe and I think is a very Hollywood thing of let me create my own thing Larry David's doing a show just about him. I WanNa do my show just about me and then you have so many clones of curb but so few are actually great. And I think the only one that really stands out to me is like Donald Glover saying like. Oh I'm going to take this and do it my way. It's and he's not even doing it as himself. But I think this idea of like everyone's like I wanted to show that stars me. It's not me who I interact with. We're we're so obsessed about like creating what we think is popular. I think a lot of the Times. No you're right. And how does it is calling this out in in nineteen forty one way? It never goes away and we're having that conversation so much right now. I think in culture about who has the right to tell this story you know. Do you have the right to tell this story? If it is not your story and I I don't have a hard and fast rule in that honestly. I feel like that question of who can tell. The story correctly is so right up. Front in Sullivan's travels it makes this conversation that to me feels very two thousand twenty. Feel like part of this extended conversation. I I appreciate that seeing it in this context. I mean there's a moment so early on in the film. Where Ito I think it's important. It's early because this isn't a movie where The director realizes late in the game like Oh. I've had this revelation. I shouldn't be the one telling this story. I am privileged to tell this story of poor people. I am too rich to tell the story which is the thing that I think. Presents are just also wrestled with himself. I mean Preston just grew up pretty rich. His mother had a lot of rich art friends. He knew a lot of fancy people when he was a kid. He is a guy who like invented a kiss proof lipstick when he was a little kid. I mean this is a man who was always in Europe. He had a life that nobody can relate to. He wanted to sell clam juice as a drink and call it. Hebdo clam like he's just like an EEL on musco random of engines. He's a random random weird rich kid who then is like calling out random. Rich kids like himself thinking they can make movies about poor. People insulate nine minutes into the film. You have his Butler column on it. It and he doesn't learn the lesson later. He gets called on right at the beginning. I love this CD has with his Butler moaning so good morning boroughs. Are you like it? I don't drink it at all. Fancy address it. What's the matter with it? I have never been sympathetic to a category of the poor and needy caricatures doesn't know about the expedition's I'm going out on the road to find out what it's like to be needing that I'm GonNa make a picture put me to be. The subject is not an interesting one. The poor know all about poverty and only the rich would find the topic glamorous. But I'm doing it for the don't you want? I doubt if they would appreciate it so rather than invasion of their privacy. I believe quite properly serve. Also such executions can be extremely dangerous work for gentleman once who likewise with two friends themselves as you have sir and then went out. They have not been heard from since our sometime ago. Nine hundred and twelve hun- you see the rich people and theorists who. I usually rich people think of poverty in the negative as the lack of riches as disease might be called the lack of health. But it doesn't sir. Poverty is not the lack of anything but a positive play Burlington in itself contagious cholera with luth criminality bites from despair. As only a few of it simply it is to be stayed away from even for purposes of study. It is to be shot. You seem to make a study of it quite unwillingness. Will it be also that quite unwillingly? Sir just kills me Ed and it suddenly takes everything. You've just on the last couple minutes right before that you know Sullivan with a Bendel on her shoulder doing a Bagel phony limp it. It makes a mockery of him right at the beginning for putting on this costume. Yes this is a movie that knows or wants you to know from moment one that we are not on the side of our lead character and I think that that's a rare thing to do in a comedy oftentimes in a comedy. You see yourself as the lead character right. There's something about it that you can gravitate towards you know in some in some regard there's an everyman quality that you are the forty. Old Virgin. Well you know I think yes of course but no I think there is like there's a there's a likability or there's a shared like. Oh I've been in those moments I feel for this character but you know for the moment won the title card even says no no. This is a movie dedicated to people that make you laugh like the clowns. The buffoons the mountebanks bounce back. What DOES THE MOTLEY MOUNTED AC? I don't know I kind of thought it was like magnesium mountie Monte Bank. No but I just love that you know from moment one. It's telling you this is a movie that is celebrating people who make you laugh and and because of that we're looking at this character and waiting for him to really come to sense that what he's actually doing is a good thing and maybe that's Preston sturges saint to himself. No it take the pressure off. I'm actually making good things. I mean. I'll be honest. It's hard for me to look at Sullivan in. Think he ever made comedies right. I mean this is not a guy with dozens of humor. Well I think but you know. It's sort of thing where you hear like. Oh they're one of the funniest people I've ever seen and then you talk to them. They're so deathly serious. That's an idea that's out there. You know it feels to me like it's just what we talked about a little bit earlier like this idea of like. I wish I could be doing this because I want that respect. I feel like He. He wants respect. I don't think that he doesn't like what he does. He just wants a different level of respect in the studio loves them. They're telling him you're amazing. You're great we'll let you do whatever you want. We'll we'll we'll have a camera crew cover. This will record this. He is he is the top dog but he's not feeling that love and it's you know he's not seeing that light shined on understanding what he's actually doing. All seeing is how he's not doing. You know what other people are doing. That is deemed as important. 'em Engineer Devon. One of the brightest people in the world has let us know that melted. Bank is defined as a person who deceives others especially in order to check them out of their money Colon Charlatan. So He's dedicating it to thieves. He's a Katy to colonel dedicating it to the family and parasite jet dedicating it to the snake oil salesman's out there you know. I you know Hollywood's full of them. I mean we talked about this. I believe maybe in another episode. Where like if you were trapped on a deserted island. What movie would you WanNa bring to bring the longest movie I bring this bring that and I was thinking? I'd WanNa bring a comedy because that's the movie that I would want to rewatch again and again. I don't WanNa Watch Schindler's list again and again I by believe in it. I think it's a beautifully done movie but there is something about. You know those films I mean. How often do you go back? And Watch of Berry dramatic film. Do you do you revisit dramatic films that much I. I know I don't really do that. Action Movies comedies. Yes but like a really intense drama. I mean it's it's not like Oh gotta pop in that one tonight. Got A pop in Sophie's choice. I knew you were GONNA say Soviet. Joyce Meyer's like Pause GonNa say Sophie's Choice Right now and they did it. The hundred episodes hundred love. It happens I mean the movies that make me cry. I don't watch them. I have them saved Ito the movies that I loved him. Absolute most that make me lose my mind every single time I will go four five six seven years between watching because I don't want them to lose their power whereas like a good comedy we can just hang me and a good comedy were. Were down but if a movie makes me cry that such a rare thing and I am not a crier host talking about this actually with another one of my friends. This week over taxed that We don't cry except during movies and so it makes movies. We cry at very special. Well I'll tell you me as a parent now I cry all the time. I can From like. I know it's Cliche to say but Give me a good TV commercial. And I will. I will be a puddle. I am a puddle. Now I enjoy crying now but it's gotta be nice. I'm a little jealous. I don't enjoy watching movies that make me cry. It's not like I don't go chasing that like I. I am more easy to cry. But I don't want to chase that feeling you know and I was thinking about this movie and what I really think is so ingenious about it is. It doesn't have the typical comedy structure like our character. Learns his lesson at the midpoint of the Second Act Learns? Okay you know what I fucked up. This is a mistake. I shouldn't have done this. And as a matter of fact I'm going to try to make it right. And then go give money out the people and you know it's again a little misguided but it's also a his heart's in the right place. He is now at this woman that he as Hollywood always shows us. You meet a woman a couple of conversations with them and you're now in love although I buy a lot more of the trink between Carson is is really.
"sullivan" Discussed on Unspooled
"Release this releasing. It's going to be so good. America's want us to see the best thing in the world is GonNa be so good. You just made me in my living room far away from you. So congratulations on that. All right amy. Let's get into it. We're talking today about a film by a director. That is one of my personal favorites. It is called solvents travels it's directed by Preston sturges so let's on sproule it the year. Nineteen forty one. The war in Europe continues to escalate in civilian casualties skyrocket. Due to the use of bombing the United States joins World War Two after the bombing of Pearl Harbor Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo is awarded the first gold record. A bill is passed to declare the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day and FDR is inaugurated for his third term popular movies of the time. Our citizen Kane. Dumbo the Maltese Falcon. And today's film Sullivan's travels it comes in number sixty one on the two thousand seven less. It was absent from the previous version. Let's take a listen to some of the amazing dialogue little beaver. Even if I did get sick Dakota seventy some free hospital or something. Wherever they sent you would have been very interesting burial to hire spree Mary. Why does everybody exaggerated everything so much? I've got a little bit by head. You think of those assaults there. You are very lovely pictures. When you do to fight how everything shelby back to Hollywood. And Beverly Hills this Bot strategy where ride again. Hobos like like gravity. Is there some force say? Get back where you belong. You don't belong out here at real life. You photo you. Maybe there's a universal law says they put as you are social your Baid. Maybe that's why traps are always in trouble. They don't vote they don't pay taxes may violate the law of nature. You look very pretty in that outfit. Maybe that's why they don't want trailer colonies if I get a profound getting a bit hot. This very cool. But nothing's GonNa stop me. I'M GONNA find out how it feels to be trouble without friends without credit without checkbook without date. Hello could I be alone? If you're with amy. Who's in the film? What's it about Sullivan's travels? It is our one film on this list by one of my all time. Favorite writer Director Preston. Sturges is a comedy of director named John L Sullivan. He specializes in musicals with names. Like ants in your pants and your plants. I can never saw what they're saying. And you're paying grants ends in your pants. I have and my plants of nineteen thirty nine and he decides. He doesn't WanNa make dumb comedies anymore. There's a depression happening. Stuff is going wrong. He wants to make the serious. Art House oscar-winning heavyweight miserabilist film. So he has to go on the road to learn about misery he brings with him Veronica Lake just paying a failed actress called the girl and all of his studio people who are just watching him to make sure it doesn't get in trouble and of course he absolutely gets into trouble and it's it wasn't even on ninety seven list. What was wrong with those ninety seven voters man? They were wack. I will say right. History was relevant. Travels as I watched this movie. I think in the first film Class I ever took in college and it has been deep favorite of mine ever since. Then it blew my mind. Preston sturges is top ten. I think though makers in Hollywood he. He's a GAZILLION MOVIES. This movie his most likeable and big-hearted and warmest loveliest which is saying something. His other films are even crazier. I how you see. This list would be invalid without a precedent surges. I'm just going to put my foot down on that. You know amy. I can't agree with you more. I Love Presser. Does any holds a very special place in my heart. Because he was the person that opened the door to me for older films like I found his movies to be so incredibly funny and timely and really alive. I think it's the hope of anyone making a comedy that it has legs for as long as this film certainly has and I would only disagree with you in saying that I feel like this is the most inside Baseball Preston sturges film that he's done like the miracle of Morgan's creek is is kind of capper eskin away but has a couple of funny. I mean all of his movies have a very is screwed up. That movie is screwed up. I can't believe Nash to get that movie. Made in the forties. Well that's what I think. He kind of does he takes a very simple premise and then slightly skews it right. Yeah people who don't know what the miracle of Morgan's is about. A young girl goes to a party for silk for soldiers who are going abroad for the war and winds up pregnant in doesn't know who the DAD is. That is a movie made in nineteen forty four when you couldn't have people sleeping in the same beds while this guy pushed. The Buttons Person Sturgis. Has this amazing ability to create these really timeless comedies. I think sometimes it's a hard thing to do you know. A lot of comedies are based in the now and you know to travel for so many years and still be relevant and still make you laugh. The same way like I can appreciate You know arsenic and old lace and I really think it has jokes in it and it's funny in the physical comedy is really great not to say. That's the best comedy of all time but it doesn't make me laugh like this movie makes me laugh and more importantly watching this film. I was thinking about the world that we're living in right now. You know we're in the stay at home lifestyle. And I've seen so many people wanting to reach out for comedy and and watch these. Classic comedies are new comedies. They WANNA be entertained. They don't WanNa be navel-gazing and this whole movie is really kind of taking this idea of what people want and what entertainment should be and and serving it up in a really interesting way and I feel like movie. The point it's making is so valid today. It's really just blows me away. I love it. Yeah I totally agree. I mean it's such an interesting movie about making movies. You know when it comes at a nineteen forty one. We're a generation now into Hollywood like their directors who have come and gone and died they get joked about here directors who've committed suicide 'cause they bottomed out directors are old timey. They make jokes in here about how nobody wants to watch those keystone cops comedies anymore. This is Hollywood in nineteen forty one looking back on who they already were. I mean it's almost nostalgic in in historical in that way you know it's too early example of people being like we don't do that Hollywood anymore. This is what Hollywood is today. Those people are gone and yet in the middle of that I feel like you hear the Hollywood of the future because of the way presents our just rights jokes dialogue a lot of the films. We've been watching that are older. That are comedies existent of wavelength. It doesn't quite. It isn't what we're used today that Marx brothers style even chaplains kind of baletic style. We don't really have a template for that today. We really don't have that many Philadelphia stories as people try to take notes from Philadelphia story but he listens to even listen to the first one of the first things from Sullivan's travels which is Sola vinick. Swing what he wants to do and the way the style goes like Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing Bing you hear that in today's movies you hear that in Cohen this is still alive. You're seeing the symbolism of capital and Labour destroy each other. It teaches us on a more or less than it had social significance. Wants to see that. It gives me the creeps now. I'm along the way to the music. Haldover Augusta the musical communist Communist. This picture is an answer to Communist. It shows we're waking not knocking heads in the sand like a bunch of ostriches. I want this picture to be a commentary on modern condition stark. Realism the problems. That confront the average man. But I don't WANNA stress it. I want this picture to be a document. I WANNA hold a mirror up to life. I want this to be a picture of dignity through canvas of a suffering of humanity sixty or the little sex in a nice musical. How can you talk about musicals at a time like this with the world committing suicide carps up on the street with grim death gargling from every corner with people? Slaughtered like sheep. Maybe they liked it. Forget that and why do they just went.
"sullivan" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
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"sullivan" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I love that line. Still use it. I use it once in a while. Once in a while there was some expletives as well that you guys can use your imagination but that was one of my favorites. That's fantastic. Maybe there's been a lot of fun continued successor. You're paying forced once again to no one's surprise. Thanks so much for the bank. You guys I appreciate you taking your. It's probably obvious as to why but I always find a Mike Sullivan's really good example of it coaches to be more intense even casual situations during the year whether it was this podcast or when we had him on Scotiabank Wednesday night hockey. That is a very focused head coach during the season. Well I think what it is and I really do believe. This is when you have great players. And he's got two hall of famers there then they will not follow you unless they're convinced that you know more than they do and are all in and are all in and I think when you look at the way he carries himself he convinces them that I know and I will handle it. You and I've talked to a lot of coaches you've been around them plenty. And I'm sure you've been around coaches where when the cameras off the lighten up a little bit from the minute. Mike Sullivan was here at the building. It seemed like he was a coach in control. We're doing this here. Like he wanted to know everything about what was going on. Didn't ask what the questions were or anything like that that. We're going to ask but I got the impression that this guy while he was here. The coach twenty four seven accurate. I would say that's probably true. Had A good time talking to. He was great excellent And that is our conversation with Mike Sullivan. Also WanNa let you know available at sports.
"sullivan" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I say to myself when I look at crosby making plays and passing and finding these guys that no one sees out there. It's almost as if he's saying to his teammates. Don't worry I'll find you play your game and I'll find you when you watch Sidney crosby play and when you think of those two plays specifically you've seen much more obviously than we have of Sidney crosby when you see some of these passes and these plays what goes through your mind to me. It's don't worry I'll find you well. He never ceases to amaze us. You know I it becomes the normal in Pittsburgh because he does it night in night out for us and You know he's just one of those guys that has elite vision you know. He's a generational talent and those guys. Don't come around that often and And so to have the opportunity to coach him and be around him every day and witness what he does On the ice you know I it certainly from my standpoint. It's a privilege to be around him. You know the the one thing I will say is the advice that we give players when we put them with. Sid is just play your game because he has the ability to adapt his game to the guys we put around him one of the discussions. I've had just recently with Jason Soaker when when we got him from Minnesota in the first Game or two that he was we put him right with Sid. As as you guys know our observation was he was a lot of times. He's waiting for the puck and one of the things that that I said to our coaching staff that we need to help soak with is is. He doesn't need to wait because Sydell get them the puck where trying to utilize Jason Speed. We think the speed factor that Jason brings us a competitive advantage so we want him to utilize that we're trying to get him into that extra gear and we don't need him to wait because when he plays with city doesn't have to his side's. GonNa get them the puck and I think that's what you're alluding to with his with his passing ability but it's almost like in the coaching staff. We kind of chuckle about this a lot. You know when we talk about said his overall game and just his intellect we always say that sits playing chess when some of the other guys playing checkers right and he's just one of those elite players that that anticipates place two and three moves in advance And so the guys that play with them. They have to get used to that. You know they get surprised sometimes by when they get the PUCK. 'cause they don't expect it is that because he plays on his backhand so much and players. I don't know that we've seen anyone going back. To Dave Keon in the sixties and seventies is seen play on on his backhand as much as it does have the ability to play a lot in his backhand. But I just think it's as bill to think the game and he's creative. He's real creative. He'll do things and he'll use bank passes. And how you use the boards or the high flip to a certain area or he'll use the back of the net To Pass to himself he does He thinks in such a creative way. I don't know that I've been on around player. That scored more goals off the back of a goaltender from below the goal line or from a from sharp angle if he sees a a window of opportunity where the goal is not tied to the post he seizes those moments better than any player that I've ever witnessed so his ability to think the game the way he doesn't such a creative fashion and then he has the skill set to act on it and execute those type of plays and and really for me. That's where it where it stems from. You know it. It's his playmaking genius. That that I think is the impetus of of his ability to distribute the puck the way does I wanna take you back to last summer I I can imagine that as a co The best thing about being the coach of penguins is that while these two guys are here. Jim Rutherford in the organization. Making very clear. We're in it to win it every season but the end of last year. It was pretty clear that you guys try as an organization tried to rattle Malkin's cage bit and there were some rumors that he was going to be traded. Did you ever say hey? Is this true? Or did you ever talk to Jim? Rutherford voted? I wonder what you as a coach are thinking while all of this is going on. Well the first thing I would say is Jim and I really don't concern ourselves with all the speculation in the in the rumor mill that you guys You guys partake in about vote. Yes so we know the truth in in what's on the inside you know and and so we really don't have a lot of discussions around that because it's really not anything that we can control. What I will say is is that that we do communicate with Gino and Both Jim and I both communicated with Gene-o throughout the course of the summer and had a few discussions with Gino. And and just our assessment of of where we were at and how we were going to try to move forward and improve and so you know those discussions were had with. Gene-o so that he understood what the expectations were going into training camp. But you know I give Gino so much credit because he such a driven guy and You know it wasn't like it wasn't like Gino didn't have a good year. Last year. We had eighty something points. He was over a point a game but he's capable of more in most specifically is just as two way game right his ability to influence outcomes in the wind. Call for us. More consistently. And so- Gino when I had that discussion last summer. And he's well aware of it and he takes ownership and responsibility for his own game. That's what I love about him. And he was bound and determined to prove that that he's he is still the generational talent and the and the elite player that he has been for a decade plus in this league and he showed it through his work ethic coming back to training camp. He's had a terrific year force. You know what I really like about. The two of those guys is that when one of them is out the other one really seems to like the challenge of making sure. That team is okay. Even without one of them there they really seem to like it and I kind of really enjoy watching them when the other one doesn't play. Yeah I think they embrace that challenge and they're so competitive I think they thrive on it. You know and it's happened on more than one occasion with both guys. They've shown an ability to elevate their game and Take the whole team on their back so to speak you through their example and and so I just think it's an indication of how competitive both of those guys are when you have a team as skilled as yours we've seen other teams in the NHL highly skilled and sometimes they tend to chase an extra pass that they shouldn't have made will chase an easy game because they're so highly skilled. How do you make sure that your penguins don't do either of those things? Well it's a constant discussion. You know. I think when you look at elite players in the game I think that's a tendency that's a common denominator and so you know we talk to our power play all the time about making sure we don't try to pass it in the you know we've got to shoot the PUCK and sometimes Sometimes the simple play like shot on goal creates more opportunity off the rebound or the spray or or whatever it may be and I don't think you know we're just as much inclined to be susceptible to over passing or Trying to get too cute so to speak out there. You know We've had discussions with our group this year about you know maybe this is the silver lining in some of the adversity that we face from an injury standpoint with some of our key guys going down for the the time that they did. It was easy to convince the group that we needed to trust. One another estalbish. Eighteen game in that team game is rooted in simplicity. And so we've had success through that process so as we start to get healthy guys in our key guys back in the lineup. Our challenges is. Can we still bring that same level of simplicity to our team game? And so that that's a discussion that we have with our guys almost daily and so i. I don't think our team is any different than some of the other teams that that have quote unquote star power or elite players. You know I've said to our guys from day one when I became their coach that in my experience. I've never seen a team score their way to championship. You know you have to have the ability to be hard to play against. It's not always about or as we say you don't always have to outscore teams. You gotTA outplay teams. So scorings part of it but keep an audience that is also a part of it or if you have the come through the neutral zone. Maybe there isn't an opportunity to create because you don't have number so you don't have time and space or it's late shift you don't WanNa feed an opponent's transition game which may be very dangerous and so that discipline is all part of learning how to win and And so that's the challenge. I think a coach is to try to convince you group to buy into that discipline of making sure that it's not just about scoring goals. It's about playing the game. The right way a my first year Hakkinen Canada was oh three or four. The first playoff series. I ever did was Boston Montreal when you were coaching. The bruins and I'm just wondering. Is there something that two thousand twenty Mike Sullivan thinks about looking back at two thousand four Mike Sullivan and it makes you laugh about us? Then you now oh. I I think I'm a very different coach today than I was back. Then and obviously when you have fifteen sixteen plus more years of experience and everything that I've gone through as a coach it's just I've been through so many learning opportunities and so I just think that's the evolution of coach and so they're gonNA particularly remember back and you say oh boy. I can't believe I did that. Or that's what I wish I could have over there. Are you know I look back on that experience and I would do some things differently for sure and I think once again the benefit of experience just offered me that perspective in in how to deal with certain situations that arise that teams in this league are faced with and so I I look back on that that experience a lot and think about you know what I liked that we did as a coach and staff what I might do differently in order to get a different outcome But once again I just think that's part of the evolution of coaching. I I wonder about your relationship with officials and the reason I asked. That Elliott nighthawks as Sidney crosby in Chicago at the NHL Media Tour. And I said to him. Maybe Elliott made the point. I can't recall if you could go back and do anything over again. What would you change and crosby right away said Oh man. I was too hard on officials. Yup Yup Yup equipment stop. I've spent a Lotta time apologizing since because I realized you know what I was at align my bad. I'm going to spend a Lotta time apologizing. How were you with officials then and Harry with officials now? I think we've all learned through that I. It's just the competitive nature of the game and I think that's what drives all of us and so unfortunately sometimes the officials probably The they they Bryant's there on the line of fire so to speak and They have a tough job. It's a hard job and I think we all have so much respect for what they do for our game and I do think I tried not to be as hard on the officials as a coach. 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"sullivan" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"To passing the Soviet pass is a new embodiment of our teamwork. And when I watch Sidney crosby make plays and whether it's Dominic Simone passed the Minnesota Game. We office stick hopping quickly into the Minnesota Ed Duke Nick Ramming around on the near side effect was a right there and again quantity takes off goes by the night Donald. Jason. He's up to him. And that does quickstart score the payments casting setup by the eighty seven seventy be similar to put that into what? Oh man you have to have some feelings for Nikki doesn't know that whether to cry or wind his watch right now. All we saw special play by getting Balkan on the school wall. Sit says I'll see your special play and I'll raise you with even a special play as Ryan. Tomato taste is Sydney behind the goal. He bakes it off. The back of the net goes out on the turnpike sits spins off. He's going ten to two quarter three walking his way crab and his way out from behind the goal line spots. Simone Parker. You could even add this one here. I sit puts it on the table at CMO puts the empty that it's six to whether it was Tuesday night. The past Brian. Rust across the crease and no one sees coming Which was a beautiful play over to? Of course the.
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"Get ready for the customer. Code your audio guidebook for creating incredible customer journeys we have they repeat beat gas practice moco today because it's one of our favorites isn't it is julian sullivan as a to pete today to beat the three peat yet but it's a repeat repeat but that doesn't like lead up to three peat. I understand the framework. We're using her janey. Okay and yeah yeah so are actually talking about the guest sir doing this well. We should probably talk about the gas julianne sullivan. She's a friend. She's a really smart person. She's podcast or herself and she really focuses on culture and innovative culture and how visionary leaders activate the employee experience so she's always got great insights on how to build a culture that matters so that you can deliver that experience and she's here and she just a her new book is actually a series of interviews which is very fascinating. So what are the things i know about. This episode is once the three of us get talking talking. We can't stop so it's a longer episode. Say we just jump right in. I would love to here. We go so julianne. Sullivan is the catalyst of of culture. Her diverse background gives her a unique perspective as a business culture expert. She earned a b._a. In psychology and an m._b._a. and accounting earning the designation one of c._p._a. Juliana professional member of the national.