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"the virginia gazette" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"Decade on the calendar and celebrating 10 years on the air. This is 161 FM Talk in the triangle and Newstalk 94 by WPT in the dry, Add All right. Welcome back. It is 8 36 here on the code, A radio program man. This show has flown by and No. Sometimes there's good reasons. A show flies by and sometimes there's obviously from a news stand point. Not so good reasons. Unfortunately, it is the it is the latter. But let me hit you with just a couple other things going on. Anyone else finding it very interesting. The Herschel Walker Attacks. I don't know if you've seen this picking up So, um, Herschel Walker, whether you know it or not, has announced his intention to run for the Senate in Georgia. And obviously, you know, from a Georgia standpoint is that Georgia boy and you spent time living there. I believe it was living in Texas most recently and then Move back to Georgia, but Um He'll be running against Rafael War neck and my favorite criticism, and I've seen several people do. This is essentially the, uh, was that CTE right there like So they're going after Herschel Walker because they feel That for whatever reason, he's um He's not all there. Sometimes he gets he wanders when he's talking. Although we interviewed Herschel Walker during the last election run up, I remember that interview and I thought the interview was fine and We, You know, got through it. No, we had a good conversation. But I just find that deeply, deeply ironic if they think that that's going to be there, launching off point to attack Herschel Walker Is well, you know, sometimes he Sometimes you wonder whether he's really paying attention to what's going on or is, you know, even in control of his faculties? So, um, but that's going to be a knockdown drag out down there in Georgia man and I know it was. Obviously there was a whole lot going on with the previous Senate races. And maybe people didn't realize that the seat that Raphael Warnock Warnock. Um But one was a it was to fill in the seat. And it was only a two year term. So there is yes, a Senate seat up there in Georgia, and there is expectation that that is going to rival North Carolina when it comes to expenditures that are going to be going into that so You know, keep an eye to that Also. I'm sorry to reach over. Grab that story. For some reason I put away over there. Um Have you been to Colonial Williamsburg? Ross? Have you been to Colonial Williamsburg? Since we're making a list now I have not Okay. You never went up to like Busch Gardens up there, I guess which is nearby or I let's see. I've gone to Kings Dominion, right? Kings Dominion? Yes. Yeah, I have been there. Yes. Okay. All right, so just down the road, Colonial Williamsburg. Um which, you know it's cool, and you know, from a From a family vacation standpoint, right? Especially if you want to do something that you know, maybe in part, a little history on your kids. You could do that. It was pretty commercialized. It's kind of expensive in some places, but still you should. You should visit there I was. I was excited. I you know when I first moved to North Carolina Because I'm a history nerd. One of the things that was I thought was very cool as I have now had, you know, day drive access to all these different places around and one of the first trips I took was up to Williamsburg, an Even though I'm not really big and all the reenactments and all that and more of a go on your own. Um, this would probably This would probably push me in a little different direction. Here's what I mean. The Virginia Gazette is reporting that a gender diversity committee That has been created in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which runs a, uh the monument to the 17 hundreds history there in Virginia. Has decided that this year they will implement programs and reenactments. Geared towards educating the public on the L G B T Q history of the colonies. So if you go up to colonial Williamsburg in addition to the other reenactments, you may see in some of the historical lessons you may get. They're now going to have quote LGBT Q. History of the colonies reenactments and I guess my question would be is What the hell is that? I mean, that's not to say that there were not people who were of the LGBTQ community. Um, you know, you can lots of stuff you can look at from a historical perspective. I just don't know how you're going to do a reenactment up their colonial Williamsburg. And how exactly that works. Um, they give us some slight examples here like there'll be a reenactment where woman comes in to ask for a marriage license to marry a woman but is denied. The next day, she came back, having shaved her head. And Ben's clothes. Ross. We do me a favor. Since I'm obviously having to talk. We tell Kyle if he sends me texts like that, I'm gonna I'm not gonna be able to function. He's not here anymore, but yes, they will. Okay. Yeah. No, I need to know. I'll go ask of cell right next door. Um, so anyway. I might go up for that, though. Sorry. Turned into like an only fans. That would be good, okay. He just came in and told me like old timey, though. Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah, with powdered wigs on or something I don't know. Yeah. Yeah. I'm sorry if you're in the audience just, you know, just make it up in your head. You're probably not far off. Um, so anyway. But the next day came back with short hair and men's clothes and the license was granted. So? So I guess you can go and you couldn't drag the fam up there and watch that reenactment. See that sounds like something like that. Well, not that, But like just the idea of the place, I would I might be. I might entertainment cause I love history, So that might be Yeah. Oh, dude, let me tell you there's a lot of cool stuff there again. There's Ah, it's a little onerous just in in some of the start commercialization, but they've created this whole this whole area there. Where Obviously there's a lot of history to be had, and I think it's pretty cool and it has a version of that. I think I told you that before you know where it's located. Um Ticonderoga. I don't know. Cooperstown. Oh, you know, I've been to Cooperstown. Yeah, because it was like a thing you did in school growing up elementary school. You go to Cooperstown, and it's the same exact version of what you're describing. Remember, I went up to Cooperstown. Obviously, When did the baseball Hall of Fame? We did? We did not. But, yeah. The baseball Hall of Fame but had golf clubs with me, right? Um, this is being a buddy of former roommate. We went out. We drove this when I was living in Minnesota. So we drove, um, all the way out to D. C because he had a relative out there and He He was literally a history major in college, which is very helpful now that he's a banker, but, um What are you doing, dude? Um, so anyway, we we decided to do this big road trip, right? And we went to. We went watched three different baseball games and I want to do that. And the the best part of this. This trip is remember there in New Hampshire. There used to be the rock formation called the Old Man of the Mountain. And it looks like it looks like the face of an old man. Well, that was literally one of the things that we were going to go see on this big loop road trip we were doing and We were in D. C two days before we were driving up there and turn on the news, and they're like the old man of the mountain fell down. It's no more so we that got crossed off the list so instead We cut over to go to Cooperstown, Um out of we have been up to like, I think Portsmouth, New Hampshire, then shot over and I was very excited. And so the baseball Hall of Fame talk about half a day. And when you drive into Cooperstown, there's a there's a lake there and on the left. There's a golf course, and they got a huge sign. And it says one of the 10 oldest golf courses in America, and so I'm like sweet. I like golf, and I like history. And so we roll over there and the for and you can just see the like two of the holes right? Because it wraps around the lake, and you can't really see it from the road there, and the two holes along the road looked really nice. Well, that's it. There's two holes that are nice, and the rest is a swamp. So how did you do? Oh, yeah. So we It was so bad that we stopped like like on the 12th hole. We're just like this is stupid. And went back and and just boogied on out of there, But, yeah, no Cooperstown and then, like I said, the baseball Hall of Fame was cool. So Um, anyway. But there were not any LGBT Q reenactments at the at the Baseball Hall of Fame there And by the way, like I get it, um, you know, uh, up at Colonial Williamsburg, you gotta You gotta come up with new stuff on the regular. But little of this just sounds forced, I guess is the point that I'm making so Alright 8889347874. Where's my weather guy?.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
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For something much more innocuous i think it was like we dig deeper or something like that to democracy dies in darkness. You guys remember that. It was quite the news story. There's obviously a couple of ways you can read that you can read that as like in the absence of light democracy will shrink and die or you can look at it as a crushing admonition of the trump presidency. Obviously they were at odds with each other. The washington post in particular and also the new york times trump would would attack them frequently so you could also just look at it as like a yep. Democracy is currently dying in darkness. Because that is what we are in right now is is a dark age But it's interesting because it really does have dual meanings and and it led me and also our listener a feather cap to wonder about the history of newspaper tag lines. So here's here's a letter from feather cap. Greetings longtime listener since two thousand eighteen. Wow okay love. The show was listening to everything is alive on saturday. It's a podcast. That i i don't think i know but new check it out at some point. During the podcast. I heard an interesting factoid. Newspapers have slogans. In this case the guy mentions the slogan for the washington post democracy darkness. I had no idea that newspapers have slogans. This could be an interesting topic down a complete show but a brief segment. I think others would be interested in hearing about newspaper slogans history of best ones worst ones etc. Thanks to the amazing show. Keep on keeping on peace and love feather cap I completely agree. Probably not a whole episodes worth but definitely something Worth discussing here briefly I found a real cool article from. Cj are dot org. that's the columbia journalism review That again references this dramatic washington post slogan change And it kind of lead them to dig a little deeper and go down the rabbit hole of where did these come from and Nyu that quote. Ny in this article by tony reagan He quotes a professor from nyu. Arthur l carter journalism institute. Gentlemen also is names. mitchell stevens. By the way he also wrote a book called History of news and he says this newspapers and other products of the printing press. Were some of the first mass produced products. Never thought about that way but it absolutely makes sense The printing press allowed text and print and stories and news to be duplicated many many many many times it was one of the first examples of mass production He goes on to say slogans on the ears of the front page. Where the most regular invisible way to advertise. He goes on even to talk about how it during frontier times There were small newspapers. That would pop up for example if you think about The newspaper man in deadwood. The tv show about the old west Can't remember what it was but pretty sure. His little newspaper had a had a slogan So for example they talk about. In seventeen seventy five. There were three different newspapers around the williamsburg area In virginia. That were called the virginia gazette but each of them carried a different tagline. The whole point was to differentiate your brand and make you stand out from the competition oftentimes which had the exact same name so this was crucial. One of them was Containing the freshest advices foreign and domestic the other was open to all parties but influenced by none really liked that one and then the last one was always for liberty and the public. Good of course public spelled with a c k But yeah i don't know guys. Is this something you've ever noticed or really paid much attention to beyond when we obviously had that very You know soap. Boxy dramatic switch by the washington post. Yeah i'm interested in this because it's it's an argument for language and it's also there's something a little bit forensic about looking looking at the evolution of slogans over time. There's a there's a cool article that you might enjoy feather cap On the outline dot com by adrian. Jeffries that runs through this papa the wide variety of of mottos. And you can find. You could find some funny history here. There are some that are many are vaguely inspirational. Some pretty ambitious Coupler.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on We The People
"This show by reading the most famous passage from the declaration of independence. The one that begins we hold these truths to be self evident. Tell us what were the philosophical sources of those words. And what was the expression of the american mind as thomas. Jefferson put it that he was attempting to distill. So i think there are three levels that we can talk about I we can talk about just the deepest background of the broader sources that influenced the american revolutionary generation ears. One thing that. I say you are sweet jeff and mentioning my new book and i'm again a quote from it with the With your indulgence and steve's American revolutionaries sampled from a sumptuous smorgasbord of theorists. John locke algernon sidney. James harrington. English levellers led by john lilburn commonwealth pamphleteer such as on trencher shirt. Thomas gordon scottish enlightenment. Figures including david hume adam. Smith thomas read and francis hutchinson and many more okay so there's a just a broad philosophical background of course for many americans. The bible is also particularly important source of insight and inspiration. so there's that i'm philosophical tradition. Then there's a practical tradition. Icee revolutionaries also built on more than century and a half of defacto self rule in the new world so americans have actually been governing themselves in homegrown assemblies juries militias town meetings other local democratic structures. They've been making countless decisions day to day without the intervention of a king a halfway across the world or or nobility also halfway across the world to know real nobleman in america so so there's some philosophical traditions there's just a century and a half of actual practical self-government end a conversation that they've been having among themselves really beginning as early as seventeen sixty as they begin to define their sense of of what they think. Their rights are vis-a-vis George the third vis-a-vis the british parliament And then i'm so and so there's there's a lot of percolation from seventeen sixty to seventeen seventy six. That jefferson is trying to distill all sorts of things that are happening in the virginia. House of burgess says and the massachusetts assembly in boston town meetings and grand juries everywhere. So there's all of that it it's a it's a a continent teaming with conversation awash in Excited theorizing and then as my friend. Steve i think is particular expert on. There's one particular distillation of that comes out of virginia By a man named george mason That may have had a particular influence on jefferson in composing Especially the the most famous words of the declaration. And i'll i'll let steve tell that story wonderful. Thank you so much for setting up these three categories so well the philosophical sources which you summarized in chapter three of your book in which jefferson said were an attempt to exp- harmonize the sentiments of the day. Express in conversation letters printed essays or in the elementary books of public right as aristotle cicero lock in sydney than a decade of experience in government under the state constitutions and then the virginia declaration particular. Steve let's take each of those in turn And on the philosophical point What was the broad vision of natural rights that aristotle cicero locked sydney and the other were attempted to show before i get to national rights by to talk about the philosophical underpinnings of equality which is mentioned in the declaration before gets to natural rights. And i i agree here with what a kiel said on the first written formulation of the idea that all men are created will that i'm aware of is the poet john. Milton wrote a defense for oliver cromwell of the execution of king. Charles i and in defending it. He said that All men were create. Were said essentially. All men were equal to one another and therefore a majority of men wanted to get rid of king. They should be able to do so and charles. The i was no better no worse than any other citizen of the realm and milton's ideas grew out of the traditional the levellers which was a political movement in england in the sixteen. Forty's advocated equality and getting rid of feudalism and all of that thomas hobbes in leviathan says that he finds that men are essentially equal and he says even the strongest can be killed by the weakest if they conspire to use poison and he says in terms of the faculties of intelligence he finds man even more nearly equal than they are physical strength And then john locke picks up on the equality idea and emphasizes it heavily. That's it's probably lock. Especially who communicated to george mason lock also contributed the idea of inherent natural rise and said famously in the beginning all the world was america and the sovereign individual and particular place and that person was a rightsholder so i think i think lock. It's a lot of credit for the the individual rights idea Akila's right the first draft of virginia's declaration of rights turning to the impact of these philosophical ideas was published in may seventeen seventy six and it was a huge hit. It was republished in newspapers. Up and down all thirteen colonies. It had a huge impact. And what george mason said in. The first drafts is recognizable. Those of us who've heard heels reading of the declaration of independence mason said quote that all men are created equally free and independent and have certain inherent natural rights of which they cannot. I any compact private divested posterity among which are the enjoyment of life and liberty with a means of acquiring and possessing property and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety so that language inspired similar clauses Born free and equal clauses in pennsylvania and september seventeen seventy six in the massachusetts constitution of seventeen eighty. All in all seven of the original state constitutions had clauses the grew out of this laws and miraculously enough benjamin franklin thomas. Jefferson had the virginia declaration had all the state bills of rice but particularly the virginia declaration of rights translated into french in the seventeen eighty s. And that had an impact on the french declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen Which was moved by the marquee. Lafayette close friend of americans and which was adopted by the french national assembly in august of seventeen eighty nine right after best deal day. And i'll just read you. The first article of the french declaration of the rights of man of citizen which remains the bill of rights of france. To down down to the present day it begins by saying one all men are born and remain free and equal rights social distinctions. Maybe founded a only upon the common good and then it goes on and section to say the aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights man. This language of george mason's had an international impact. It was a huge impact on the colonies. Impact on thomas jefferson and drafting the declaration. An impact on the french declaration of rights. Which is at the core of french constitutionalism so inspiring. Thank you so much for that. Wonderful history and context keel. Stevens introduced mason's draft from may seventeen seventy six. What can tell us about where mason got those immortal words. Wyatt was mason who channel that language which influence the other state constitutions and. What the influence of the virginia decoration was on the other state constitutions during the revolutionary period so jefferson himself had been in williamsburg not too long before he shuttles up to philadelphia to be involved in the composition of the declaration of independence so he saw what i- mesa misdoing. He himself wanted very much to play a role in the drafting of the virginia. Constitution of which the this declaration of rights bill of rights. Mus kind of preface preamble. Apart now just to take a just a big step back for our audience you see. America is is on the cusp of basically breaking the the colonies on the cusp of of breaking with england. War as a practical matter has already broken out in most places lexington and concord current. Seventeen seventy five april of bunker hill which is huge battle in their hunt. Thousands of people killed and wounded In this fierce struggle. that's june. Seventeen seventy five. George washington has is already. I'm in in july up in boston. as the head of a self-proclaimed continental army that's been authorized by this a continental congress. They haven't declared independence yet but they're rebels and they're they're fighting but for the moment at least initially seventeen seventy five this will. we're loyal. We just want you to respect our rights and then we'll we'll go back to our farms but by march april may june seventeen seventy six. It is becoming increasingly clear that the brits aren't going to back down it's going to come to full blown. War and so these colonies are beginning to think about formerly declaring their independence breaking away from britain. And and if they're gonna do that they're going to need to come up with some legal structure of their own both a provincial level at what used to be colonies. They're going to become state so they need to come up with state constitutions to replace their old colonial charters and other instruments of governance. And they're gonna need to come up with some system of hanging together State to state to replace the british empire so so jefferson was down to williamsburg and he was really interested in virginia. Coming up with rules for virginians okay. And and so he is there with mason. He's aware of this. He takes version of mason's declaration. He has it among his papers. The newspapers are also picking up on. What mason has done and not just in virginia. On june first the virginia gazette in williamsburg publishes the language that steve quoted but over the next few weeks that virginia newspaper the virginia gazette starts to circulate. It's like retweeting. people are bringing it up..
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on 790 KABC
"Defended your right to privacy. Protect yourself and express VPN dot com slash bend x p r s v p n dot com slash man to get three months for free. Does it express VPN dot com slash ben to learn more today, Okay, so there is something to the strategy that is pushed by the radical Progressive Democrats if they believe that their agendas actually politically popular. And that is okay, fine. So we lose the seats in West Virginia, and we lose the seat in Arizona. But our agenda is so popular nationwide. They're going to pick up seats in a bunch of other places. But here's the problem. Their agenda is not that popular, which means they're relying on his bare bones majority to push through a bunch of progressive policies. And the bare bones majority is not going to hold and Joe Manchin made that clear over the weekend when he wrote for The West Virginia Gazette Mail that he was not going to vote in favour of HR one. Which is this bullcrap for the People Act. The Foreign People Act again is a wild federalization. While voting procedure violates the Constitution. It sucks up all local voting procedure into the federal level and then bars state. From, for example. Pushing voter I d. It bars states from preventing ballot harvesting, which I think is the most egregious voting practice in America. This is the practice where urological door to door and pick up people's ballots from them. Want to talk about the possibility of voter fraud. How about you pay somebody to go pick up democratic vote? I mean, that is about as easy a voter fraud mechanism as exists in America today, it wouldn't take very much right. All you have to do is go to somebody's house. He's a member of your own party. You knock on the door, you say? Did you get your absentee ballot mail? They say Yeah, sure. You say Well, did you fill it out and said Not really. And said, Would you like me to help you with that? I did. Like the possibilities for voter fraud and voter intimidation and pressure are nearly endless, and Democrats were trying to federalize the entire procedure. They're making voting significantly less certain. Right. It's not about broadening the capacity to vote. Everybody has the capacity to vote right now. We just had an election in which 155 million people voted. The turnout in minority communities remains extremely high. And yet Democrats. It's It's so funny. Democrats keep saying, Look at these Republicans with their with their voter integrity bills. They're only doing this because Trump is whining about voter fraud. And all of this. Yes, well, here's the thing. Your guy, just one purportedly by seven million votes. Joe Biden won by seven million votes in the popular vote, not purportedly he actually won by seven million votes in the popular vote. And you are complaining that there is voter suppression going on. How explained on the basis of that they're going to violate the Constitution and federalized all voting procedure. Okay, So Joe Manchin like we're not doing this, he writes. The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy and protecting that right should not be about party or politics, at least of all. Protecting this right, which is a value I share should never be done in a partisan manner during my time as West Virginia secretary of state Was determined to protect this right and ensure our elections are fair, accessible, insecure not to benefit my party. But all the people of West Virginia, for example, as secretary of state, I took specific actions to establish early voting for the first time in West Virginia in order to provide expanded option for those whose work or family schedule made it difficult to vote on Election Day. Throughout my tenure in politics. I've been guided by the simple philosophy. Our party labels can prevent us from doing what is right. Unfortunately. We are now witnessing that the fundamental rights vote has itself become overly politicized. Today's debate about how to best protect our right to vote and hold elections is not about finding common ground but seeking partisan advantage. Whether it is state laws that seeks needlessly restrict voting or politicians who ignore the need to secure our elections. Partisan policy making won't instill confidence in our democracy, it will destroy it. As such Congressional action on federal voting rights legislation must be the result of both Democrats and Republicans coming together to find a pathway forward or we risk further dividing and destroying the republic. We swore to protect and defend as elected officials. Democrats in Congress have proposed a sweeping election reform bill called before the People Act is more than 800 Page bill has gone to zero Republican votes. Why are the very Republican senators who voted to impeach Trump because of actions that led to an attack on our democracy? Unwilling to support actions to strengthen our democracy? Are these same senators who many of my party applauded for their courage now threats to the very democracy we seek to protect the truth, I would argue is that voting and election reform that is done in a partisan manner will all but ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen. So mansion is making a pretty easy point Here. He's saying, Listen. It's not just Ted Cruz. He's not voting for this or Josh Halle. Susan Collins isn't voting for this. Mitt Romney isn't voting for this. The most moderate Republican senators are not voting for this. So, says Joe Manchin. With that in mind, some Democrats have again proposed eliminating the Senate filibuster have attempted to demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of Democrats in the past for as a reminder just four short years ago, says mansion in 2017. When Republicans held control of the White House in Congress, Donald Trump was publicly urging Senate Republicans to eliminate the filibuster. Then it was Senate Democrats were probably defending the filibuster. 33 Senate Democrats penned a letter to senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell, warning of the perils of eliminating the filibuster. Has been said by much wiser people than me that that absolute power corrupts absolutely says mansion. Well, what I've seen during my time in Washington is that every party in power will always want to exercise absolute power. Absolutely. Our founders were wise to see them to the temptation of absolute power and built in specific checks and balances to force compromise that serves to preserve our fragile democracy. So, he says. I'm not going to kill the filibuster just to push forward and act that is going to garner zero Republican support and he's right about all of this, but this does spell doom. It may be that that Biden has had his high water mark in terms of legislative accomplishments, and whatever he was gonna get done, he basically got done already. That giant stimulus bill, which is not a stimulus bill, It's actually just inflating the currency right now. That's all that's happening, just inflating prices. That giant quote unquote relief package may be the biggest thing that he is able to achieve here. He's pushing things like this giant infrastructure package. There's no guarantee that mansion or cinema are going to vote for a $2 trillion infrastructure package or kill the filibuster in order to do so. Mansion is suggested he's not a fan of it. There's no guarantee that they're going to get certainly a six billion s $6 through Congress that is split 50 50 in the Senate. And again instead of Biden, taking the Clintonian tack and tacking to the center. Biden seems like he wants to double down on stupid here. And he sort of boxed himself in because this sort of rhetoric that they have used the Democrats with regard to voting suggests that if they are, too if they caved to cinema and mansion and provide some sort of compromise bill and for example, shores up voter I D but also broadens early voting. If they did that. Their own base would kill them. The base would come after them. Already coming up. So the Democrats who love HR one, they are boxing themselves in politically I'll explain is the bench perico Yeah. ABC. Dependable Traffic supported a past Sigalert. The four or five northbound Before Bento a boulevard. A truck towing a boat crashed in the right lane. 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"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"So we were talking about joe manchin upfront. And i mean. The gloves are off a little bit for a progressives at least in the house regarding joe mansion and this is what else things where. It's like. I think joe mansions pretty happy about it. And so here's jamaal bowman do our part in providing joe manchin what he wants with progressives in the house criticizing him imagine is a no on doing anything to end the filibuster. He put it in writing your reaction. Joe mansion has become the new mitch. Mcconnell mitch mcconnell during obama's presidency said he would do everything in his power to stop obama he's also repeated that now during the biden presidency by saying he would do everything in his power to stop president binding and now joe manchin is doing everything in his power to stop democracy in a stop work for the people that work that the people sent us here to do. Hr one not only as a huge bill when it comes to voting rights is a huge bill in terms of getting big money out of politics protecting our elections against fraud and ending gerrymandering. I mean big money in politics is what's destroying our democracy and the republican party is aiding and abetting and donald trump is obviously doing that as well. So mention is not pushing us closer to bipartisanship. He is doing the work of the republican party by being an obstructionist just like they've been since the beginning. Abidance biden's presidency doesn't well you go on. I mean it's possible that you know everybody was like you know what joe wants. Let's give it to him and the more he gets this the closer you get to i. I'm still in my optimistic mode emma. It's monday trying to give people optimism that carry through the week. And hey well don't stop there. I mean we need to have on the airwaves saying joe manchin single handedly ended socialism in america. God wanted he just like obstruc our socialist agenda like this. I mean honestly. Like i think if she was to buy that billboard and put it up in west virginia joe manchin would be ecstatic. And maybe there is. Maybe there just is and again. I know this is a hopelessly optimistic. Maybe not hopelessly but exceedingly optimistic. Maybe there is a metric where mansion looks at and says okay. I have now sufficiently made it clear that i am not one of those type of democrats and now i can vote for this or that. I mean the second and he'll do that he'll do that Just as There's not enough time for us to start working on cinema. Well i'll tell you something. The the other concern. I have is that this is going to chew up a lot of time. And even putting aside the prospect of one of the exceedingly old members of our senate Having health problems We're also going to start getting close to twenty two election and that's also maybe part of the project but hope springs eternal We have plenty of time to bemoan the fact that joe mansion is thwarting an agenda that joe biden made it clear he knew how to operate in these waters so ultimately it's on him will have more to say for the rest of the week until then on behalf of them viglen. If you're watching us on peacock we say idea which goodbye french speaking. Different language well commie. I don't know. I don't know i did that. But that's just came to me at the time. Yeah joe manchin thing. What a way to wake up in the morning. I mean i i you know honestly like i saw over the weekend and i saw the op-ed and my boyfriend was like wasn't this clear you know. Didn't he already make this position about the filibuster clear. And i'm like well honestly sort of but not really because he keeps going back and forth. But i mean but but this is the second op ed. He's taken out the second op. Ed i do think that you one needs to recognize that. He's probably calibrating what he says for his local audience. What he says for his national audience. I mean from our perspective. All of that i was in the washington post. Yes from our perspective. There is no difference right. I mean who. I access the west virginia gazette as easy as i accessed the washington post. I have no allegiance to either one. I don't trust one more than the other. I imagine for his constituents though the west virginia exude carries more relevance. They're not necessarily your average person not reading the washington post for editorials from your senator. Your average person doesn't care and he's trying to make a brand in there For himself and wants to you know that certain fealty to it and you know maybe he also has some sincere beliefs about the the senate and democracy and hugging everybody and being bipartisan. for bipartisanship. By part by bardy bipartisan ships. Sake is just one of the most childish notions. I can think of because you're not even looking at the merits of each position in and of themselves. If you're saying you're intellectually honest you're just kind of subscribing to a vague sense of harmony without ever contextualising what that means it is. I mean it is it is fascinating because he does believe he may may not. I mean i. I don't know what's in his heart of hearts right but his his his belief system seems to be that the existence of bipartisanship is a fundamental necessity for a functioning democracy. And in fact it is largely the opposite if functioning democracies involve people groups whether it's a parliamentary system in this case duopoly of parties.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Here. It is west virginia. This is marched west virginia. And not even for five bucks part west. Virginia senate passes bill to in voting options. Just out two months ago march twenty fourth. And here's the next one. Joe manchin why. I'm voting against The for the people act in the reason is because he doesn't believe in partisan changes to the Voting rules it is. There's there's this is absurd and there's really two a two ways you can look at this one is you can take joe manchin at his word particularly when it comes to the filibuster where he says that i will not vote to weaken or eliminate the filibuster. That's what he wrote as a quote in his His op ed in the west. Virginia gazette now. Joe manchin has in the past said. I will not vote for things and then voted for them. Joe mansion also said we should have four trillion dollar infrastructure bill. And it's walked away. He also said we should have a talking. Filibuster doesn't seem remember that he said that. So one version of of the way you interpret this is gonna take joe manchin at face value and that's it bottom line. You need ten republicans to vote on the john lewis Voting voting rights. act bill. Which i think is a pipe dream and And for anything else that doesn't involve reconciliation. You gotta have those ten a republicans or the other one in this israeli. You pick it folks. It just depends on how optimistic you wanna be. Joe manchin needs to perform for west virginia voters and when he was on cnn. A week ago saying we're not there yet we we don't need to break the country. The republicans will come around. He wouldn't x. wasn't as explicit as he was in west virginia hard to know whether he's sophisticated in determining who he's talking to at any given point but we know joe manchin feels it's incredibly important for him to be seen as not going along with Those hippies in the democratic party and And i you know like i'm like i'm just giving the optimistic perspective. We can't shake our heads without because we're optimistic mode are we. Because i'm certainly not trying to tell you not. We're an optimistic mode. You gotta be optimistic. Well maybe joe biden camp police. My my emotions biden. Joe biden may have thought that he was helping. Joe matching out what he says my my friend votes with the republicans more than he does. The democrats joe mansion might play that on a loop for his reelection campaign. Say now we just need to speak out against him. And then he'll jack ammo he needs just lastly he he points out. The voting rights act being passed bipartisan. Fashion these the reason we need to pass like the four people act was to re implement a lot of what was in the voting rights act because the supreme court said oh. This other states aren't racist anymore. Don't worry about it so it's just like like we're going backwards in a in a republican partisan fashion and he just like obscures that fact for his own. Branding exercise is just maddening. Yup i mean it is maddening and like i say if folks need a thin reed of optimism to hold on for Maybe joe manchin needs to go through this whole little playlets before he will vote to do some change to the filibuster that doesn't weaken it. It just makes it better. And by better it ends up weakening it but he'll never to it as weakening it. I mean i can tell you. Is that the strategy of politicians doing and saying horrible things as a way of giving them selves. Oxygen space to move is not unprecedented barack obama. An ad i'm not saying it works but barack obama were deported. More people in this country from this country than any president prior to him and he did so as a way of trying to buy credibility so that he could go and do some immigration comprehensive reform. It was a fool's errand. It was horrible and inhumane strategy and it failed. But i'm just saying that so that you understand that politicians sometimes think that way joe manchin maybe thinking like i'm gonna say this and i'm going to say in west virginia and i'm gonna lock in that sort of 'cause play narrative. I have there because that's my brand. I don't do what the democrats want. I'm an independent guy i shoot. I shy. I shot the cap and trade legislation with an ar fifteen. That's the type of guy i am. And maybe then he goes and does it and he does it. In a way that it's a little bit more obscure than your average Your average person in west virginia. Your average person in anywhere in the country cannot tell you that if it's a filibuster that requires forty votes as opposed to requiring sixty votes to break it but you need forty votes to hold it. They can't necessarily tell you that there's anything different there but those of us who follow this on a regular basis know that it's a difference and so who knows but if you want optimism there it is enjoy it. Because that's all i got for you. Emma yeah i thought that was an easy easy transition into our well. We'll take a quick break and when we come back we'll be talking atom weinstein. He's a research fellow at the quincy institute and we will talk about afghanistan where we're at now where we hope to be and what the prospects for some semblance of peace in afghanistan look like. We'll be right back after this. It's monday sam. it's monday. I know i'm trying to do my best to make people You know to provide some at least the optimism option. That's what that's maybe that. Actually that's actually kind of a good name for a show. Yeah i was gonna say the optimism option. Meanwhile i'll tell you why i am in such good mood because i know that my carson slim space die polo is on the way. Ooh yup and i also ordered. I can't remember the name of it. But i got another button down to so Is going to be some new shirts in the rotation folks. Because i can't wear long sleeve forever not through this type of heat as you know. Shopping can be daunting. You never know if things are gonna fit. Returns are a pain. You don't know where.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Welcome lays jomon. Thank you so much for joining us. A couple of things Federal judge in california that assault weapon ban has been around for thirty years. That is a george. Bush appointed George w bush appointed federal judge. Just wanted to make that point. As i say hello to emma vaguely and the beginning of another week here we are emma. It here we are. It's a little bit warm in many places around the country and Summer is here and Joe manchin decided to make it Maybe the worst summer ever. we'll see. Geez well i don't know maybe that's a little bit of exaggeration. Well joe manchin certainly did Kind of put up. Put a wrench in things over the weekend without a doubt Joe manchin this weekend writing in the west. Virginia gazette and we knew that he did not like the for the people act the for the people act is s one it is the companion piece to hr one. It is a comprehensive election integrity bill. Well i don't know if i would use those words. Maybe it is a bill to to allow. Well i mean it is an election integrity bill. I just don't like to use those words because that's the way the right ring has been foisting this idea of election fraud but it would keep people from being disenfranchised by republican measures in the states. It would also provide matching funds for candidates. In certain circumstances it would provide for independent redistricting commissions. It would also require lot of disclosures when it comes to where you money comes from all these things. Apparently somewhat problematic To joe manchin sees that sir somehow by a more partisan he has said in the past and he said recently that he is in favor of the John lewis voting measures which would reinstitute Some of the pre-clearance provisions and would would do a lot of like the election protection stuff if you will However and i wanna get the well. Let's let him say this in his own words here. He is on face the nation. This weekend i mean asking about voting rights which is another issue. You have an op. Ed and the charleston gazette today again. It's an issue. You want bipartisanship on when you talk about deliberation in the senate slow moving being one of its great functions. Democrats would say while you're waiting for bipartisanship what's happening in the states is three hundred or so bills promoted by republicans to limit voting rights changes in the ability to overturn elections. If democrats win they say you can't wait while that's happening in the states for voting rights to pass by bar bipartisan margin in the senate john we have two bills before so we have the voting rights act which was passed over five times in our history here since nineteen sixty five and the most bipartisan way and now we named appropriately the john lewis voting rights act. We can expand that to all fifty states. We can do so much more with that. And it's starting out to be bipartisan. I have senator. Lisa murkowski from alaska. Signed on in a bipartisan way. And we can work on that. When which truly does protect the voting rights senator with people is much great. If i could just interrupt you know politics and how it works. Why would republicans when they're making all these gains in the state houses and achieving their goals in the states. Why would they vote for a bill. Someday in the senate that's gonna take away all the things they're cheating right now in those state houses. John achieve what they've achieved before they want thinking they had to make changes. Why in the world would they wanna make changes that basically subvert. Because i can tell you what goes around comes around. It could be more damaging to them to the bottom line is the fundamental purpose of of of our democracy is the freedom of our elections. If we can't come to agreement on that. God help us. John and someone's got to fight for this and we've got to say listen. The divided country that. We're in today the insurrection that we saw january the six if we don't try heal that if we don't make every effort and go beyond the call of duty then what are we in. Who are we. We've been known to go around the world and promote democracy and observe other election. Kind of credibility. Do you think we have in doing that today. So i'm gonna fight for this. I think the republicans will fight for this and we must come together on a voting rights. Bill in a bipartisan way. You can't divide our country further by thinking you've given leeway to one or the other and if they think they're going to win by subverting and oppressing people from voting they're going to lose i'll shortly they will lose. That's not true. I love the logic. There won the united states going around promoting democracy internationally. Let's all laugh. Latin america's laughing with us right south america's but i mean the other aspect of it which which was infuriating to me. The idea that republican bills in the state houses are going to counteract the gains that they made in the past. How many so years right now. They're looking at their victories. And they're building on them. They're trying to find a way to make voting even more undemocratic so because they learned their lesson. Wow when we actually limit black people poor people from voting in these states we win so let's make sure we compounds that and so it's completely faulty logic that he's using i mean he's operating in good faith. He's he's working. I don't even understand. I don't even you could look at the the the look on dickerson's face when he saying this like what you're saying it's completely incomprehensible. He's from his conclusion. Which is bipartisanship. Well he's saying that if they pass this it's gonna come around and be a problem for them indicas and ask them like well. Look you have them passing it in the states. Why would they then pass a bill on a federal level that will undo the things they're doing in the states and mansion has no answer for this because he knows he's lying put up a put up that tweet from david sirotta that has to headlines from west virginia the west virginia gazette really. I get what four five months apart. I don't know put.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"Mansion is nothing more than a politician who lives a real good lifestyle right now. He lives a lifestyle that i could never dream of. He is a part of the all guard. Booze was e. And if just this one act alone probably gets reelected if you wanted right that that that takes care of him so not a shock that he's going to do this he's gonna drop on the sword and he's going to get bang pillar to post by budget stupid. No name re representatives in the house who will probably be gone before he is but that's just politics baby she's politics you gotta deal with it. You can't have blue senators in red states voting for the expansion of supposedly quote unquote voting rights. Which is not expansion voting rights. It's a permanent democratic majority forever if they get that through which is fine. I don't care. I don't care about politics at the federal level anymore these. Vp is walking around handing out cookies of herself. It's this is. We are literally right now in junior high and we have junior high like Administration we got one. That's too old to be there. We got another one. That is legitimately a shell and she's just think i'm appreciate which is subjective. Obviously looking at brady i am. Here's a cookie with that. My faith on it right okay. We're the lines on your Your scraggly neck. Oh goodness said that. But i did. You know that would have been a more Adapt cooking but joe biden attacked. Senator joe manchin and senator. Kristen cinem- semi sima cinema cinema. Whatever her name is the lady from arizona and lied his head off claiming the voted with republicans often that was untrue. We reported how the response was to crush by dream of killing the filibuster delivering sterling defensive. Why was important and so joe. Manchin responded decisively. Democrats trying to grab power. Bob bra mansion wrote in an op. Ed in the gazette mail. I'm guessing that's a west. Virginia outlet that sounds like a west virginia. Gazette mail is west. Virginia gazette mail. Oh no it's the charleston gazette magazine where where where the hell that is not charleston. West virginia is looking at learn new. Today there's more than one city in west virginia. I love you people in west virginia. If i could probably move there because it's like an island. I mean mike at representative on from west virginia. Last year they voted hard. They went hardcore. Pro-life there is no. There's no doubt and west. Virginia babies babies are what they should be protected in west virginia. Here my state of texas can't even figure out which way the door opens. So that's what i'll say about that anyway. Mansion wrote in a west virginia newspaper making it clear that he would not be voting for the democratic voting power. Grab known as the four of the people act. He also reiterated that he would not kill the filibuster mansion chastise the democrats noting how the filibuster and protected democrats rights have democrats a defended it in the past and the read some stuff and then he writes more stuff about a power grab and all this is is this really this one segment of the bear. Brief here on the.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Your information to other companies policy. Genius doesn't add on the extra fees over the policy. Genius dot com slash shapiro get started right now policy genius when it comes to insurance. It's nice and very important to get it right okay. So there is something to the strategy that is pushed by the radical progressive democrats. If they believe that their agenda is actually politically popular. And that is okay fine. So we lose the seats in west virginia and we lose the seats in arizona but our genetic is so popular nationwide. We're gonna pick up seats in a bunch of other places but here's the problem. There is not that popular which means they're relying on this bare bones majority to push through a bunch of progressive policies and that barebones majority is not going to hold and joe. Manchin made that clear over the weekend when he wrote for the west. Virginia gazette mail that he was not going to vote in favor of. Hr one which is this bullcrap for the people act so the for the people act again is a wild federalization. Voting procedure violates the constitution. It sucks up all local voting procedure in the federal level and then bar states from for example pushing voter i d it bars states from preventing ballot harvesting which i think most egregious voting practice in america. This is the practice where you're allowed to go door to door pickup people's ballots from them. You wanna talk about the possibility of voter fraud have that you pay somebody to go pick up democratic votes. I mean that is about as easy a voter fraud mechanism as exists in america today and it wouldn't take very much right you'd have to do is go to somebody's house is a member of your own party. You knock on the door. You get your absentee ballot. Mail this yeah sure you say well you fill it out. Is it not really. Would you like me to help you with that right. The lake the possibilities for voter fraud and voter intimidation and pressure are nearly endless. Democrats for trying to federalize that entire procedure. They're making voting significantly less certain rodney about broadening the capacity to vote. Everybody has the capacity to vote right now. We just had an election which one hundred and fifty. Five million people voted. The turnout in minority communities remains extremely high and yet democrats. It's it's so funny. Democrats keep saying look at these republicans with their with their voter integrity bills. They're only doing this. Because trump is whining about voter fraud. And all this. yeah well. here's the thing your guy. Just one purportedly by seven million votes right. Joe biden won by seven million votes. In the popular vote now purportedly. He actually won. By seven million votes in the popular vote. And you're complaining that there's voter suppression. How explained on the basis of that. You're gonna violate the constitution and federal voting procedure. Okay so joe mansions like. We're not doing this. He he writes the right. Vote is fundamental to our american democracy and protect. That right should not be about party or politics least of all protecting this right. Which is the value i share should never be done in a partisan manner during my time as west virginia secretary of state. I was determined to protect this right and ensure our elections are insecure. Not benefit my party but all the people of west virginia for example as secretary of state action to establish early voting for the first time in west virginia in order to provide expanded option for those whose work or family schedule made it difficult to vote on election day throughout my tenure politics. I've been guided by the simple philosophy are party labels can prevent us from doing what is right. Unfortunately we are now witnessing that the fundamental rights vote has itself become. overtly politicized. Today's debate about how to best protect our right to vote and hold. Elections is not about finding common ground but seeking partisan advantage whether to state laws that seeks needlessly restrict voting or politicians nor the needs to secure our elections hardison policy-making won't instill confidence in our democracy. It will destroy it as such congressional action on federal voting rights. Legislation must be the result of democrats and republicans coming together to find a pathway forward or risk further dividing and destroying the republic. We sort of protect and defend as elected officials. Democrats in congress proposed sweeping election reform. Bill called the four. The people at this more than eight hundred page. Bill has garnered zero republican votes. Why are the very republican senators. Who voted to impeach trump because of the actions that led to an attack on our democracy unwilling to support actions to strengthen our democracy. Are these same senators. Who many party applauded for their courage. Now threats to the very democracy. We seek to protect the truth. I would argue. Is that voting election reform. That is done. In a partisan manner will all but ensured partisan divisions continued to deepen mansions making pretty easy pointer. He's listen it's not just had gruza voting for this or josh hawley. Susan collins is in voting for this mitt. Romney is in voting for this right. The most moderate republican senators are not voting for this so says joe manchin with that in mind. Some democrats began proposed eliminating the senate filibuster. If attempts demonize the filibuster and conveniently ignore how it has been critical to protecting the rights of democrats in the past for as a reminder four short years ago says mansion in two thousand seventeen when republicans held control of the white house and congress. Donald trump was publicly urging senate republicans to eliminate the filibuster. Then it was senate. Democrats were probably defending the filibuster. Thirty three senate. Democrats penned a letter to senators. Chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell warning of the perils of eliminating the filibuster. It has been said by much wiser than me that that absolute power corrupts absolutely says mansion. Well what i've seen during my time in washington is that every party power will always want to exercise absolute power. Absolutely our founders. Were wise to see them to temptation of absolute power and built in specific checks and balances to force compromise. That serves to preserve our fragile democracy. So he says. I'm not going to kill the filibuster just to push forward and act is going to garner zero republican support. And he's right about all of this but this does spell doom. It may be biden's had his high water mark in terms of legislative accomplishments. Who's gonna get done. He basically got done already. That giant stimulus bill which is not a stimulus. Bill actually just inflating the currency right now. That's all that's happening inflating prices that giant quote unquote relief. Package may be the biggest thing that he is able to achieve here now. He's pushing things like this giant infrastructure. Package there's no guarantee that mansion or cinema are gonna vote for two trillion dollar infrastructure package or kill filibuster in order to do so mansion. Suggested he's not a fan of it. There's no guarantee that they're going to get certainly a six billion six trillion dollar budget through congress that is split fifty fifty in the senate and again instead of biden taking the clinton tack and tacking to the center biden. Seems like he wants to double down on stupid here and and he sort boxed himself in because the sort of rhetoric that they have used the democrats with regards voting suggests that if they are to if they cave to cinema and mansion and provide some sort of compromise bill that for example shores of voter id but also broadens early voting. That if they did that their own base would kill them. There in base would come after them right. They've they've moved so far out on a limb with their rhetoric. That is all jim. Crow kind of stuff that to be seen complicit in that is death for their base.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on Everything Everywhere Daily
"The creation of the name of the country in question we have to take a step back and look at the origin of the word america. As you might be aware of the word. America is believed to have come from the name of an italian navigator named amerigo vespucci. The first use of the word. America was in fifteen. O seven german cartographer martin seed. Mueller created a map which was at the time the largest map in the world. His map was the very first one that showed a unique landmass that was separate from asia for fifteen years after the first voyage of columbus. Most people still thought that land was part of asia and that are out to india. Might still be possible. This bucci was one of the first people to postulate that this was a brand new world after taking part in several voyages in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries vespucci wrote popular books about his travels which circulated amongst the european literati in these books. He speculated that this land was something brand new. The volt seen mueller map used a version of amerigo and called it america. In fact on the original map. America was only applied to south america. As the seed. Muehler maps spread in europe. Other cartographers began using the same convention for the name of this new land. A book that accompanied the maps which was probably written by volts. Mueller's assistant said quote. I do not see what right anyone would have to object to calling this part after america's who discovered it and who is a man of intelligence american. That is the land of america or america since both europa in asia got their names from women unquote. There's no evidence that amerigo vespucci ever knew that this land was named after him before his death in fifteen twelve now fast forward about two hundred and fifty years and some british colonies are itching to become independent in the early stages of the revolutionary war. The reference was always to the united colonies. The term colony carries baggage with it. A colony is subservient to some other country. Many people who sought independence insisted that they were not colonies but in fact independent nation states the first written reference using the term. The united states of america dates back to january. Second seventeen seventy six. It was in a private letter from stephen moylan to george washington's aide to camp joseph read. He wrote of going quote with full an ample powers from the united states of america to spain unquote to get spain support in the war. The first public publication of the phrase was in the virginia gazette newspaper in williamsburg virginia. Unable six seventeen seventy six. The term united states of america was also put in the first articles of confederation as well as the declaration of independence. The term is really more descriptive than anything else. There are states. They are united and they are in america forever. It's really kind of a mouthful. It's ten syllables. Most countries have a long form and short form but their name for example. The people's of china just goes by china. The federal republic of germany just goes by germany and the independent and sovereign republic of kiribati disclosed. By kiribati's the united states didn't really lend itself to a short simple name in one thousand nine hundred one doctor. Samuel mitchell of new york proposed using the name fredonia. Actually he was more concerned about changing the name of people from the united states from american to fredonia. The term. american didn't really sit well with some people for a couple of reasons. First anyone in north or south america could call themselves american and they wouldn't be wrong second most important for dr mitchell is that the term american was used by the english as a pejorative. Needless to say fredonia never caught on however it was used as the name of a fictional country in the marx brothers. Movie duck soup. You might be wondering that. There is a short form for the name of the united states. It's called america. Well believe it or not. The use of the word america as a short form for the united states wasn't really even a thing until the twentieth century. The first president to use it extensively was theodore roosevelt. For most of the nineteenth century. The short term used to describe the country was columbia. patriotic songs in the nineteenth century. Include columbia gem of the ocean and hail columbia other nineteenth century patriotic songs such as the battle hymn of the republic the star spangled banner and my country. Tis of the never. Use the word america. And i'll confess. This is something. I never even realized until i had to write this show. It wasn't until the twentieth century when we had songs such as america. The beautiful and god bless america. Columbia is a latin is feminist form of columbus after the revolution king's college in new york changed its name to columbia university likewise when the federal district was created it was dubbed the district of columbia and south carolina named its capital city columbia. There was never any real support for changing the name of the country to colombia. It was just sort of something that was informally used. Besides it all became moot when a country in south america grabbed the name in the early nineteenth century. Other proposed alternative names. For the united states have included. Vineland appalachia hysteria. And you sonia. The last one you sony comes from using the initials u. s. frank lloyd wright called his style you sonian one of the other big shifts in how we refer to the country is if the term united states is singular a plural early in the country's history the term united states was always used in the plural in the constitution there are references to treason which referred to the united states in the plural as the thirteen th amendment the start of the change from plural to singular started with the civil war however despite what many people think it was not a sudden change an analysis of supreme court decisions show a slow change over time in fact as late as eighteen ninety the plural usage was still predominant today it's almost exclusively used in the singular we say the united states is rather than the united states are some people don't like the use of the term american to describe people from the united states as our other people from the americas however the united states of america is the only country in the world with the term america in its name yet we're not the only country to use the words united states in their name the official name of mexico is estados unidos mexicanos or the united states of mexico although there's a movement to change the official name of mexico to so whether it's america fredonia or colombia the united states of america are or is still the country sandwiched between canada and mexico regardless of what you want to call it associate producer of everything everywhere daily is third thompson if you'd like to support the show please donate over at patriotair dot com there's content only available to supporters merchandise and even opportunities for a show producer credit. 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"the virginia gazette" Discussed on WTOP
"At nighttime storm team for meteorologists Lauren Monica. It's 28 degrees now with Worf in DC 28 in Oxon Hill, 27 Sterling and 28 degrees outside the W T o P studios in Friendship Heights. 10 51. The attorneys general of D C. Maryland and Virginia have joined in an effort designed to crack down on the sale of kits. That allow people to build their own gun commonly referred to as ghost guns. These kids come with parts and allow the buyer to build a fully functioning firearm. The completed firearm doesn't have a serial number in the initial kit does not require a background check when purchased. DC's attorney general Karl Racine, is leading, Oh coalition that is requesting a judge to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to crack down on these weapons. Back in 2015, the 80 F interpreted the Gun Control Act to allow these kids as long as they had to be partially built by The owner coalition says that they have misinterpreted the law, and it has caused a surge in these untraceable weapons In 2019, D. C. Police recovered 116 of these guns prewar involved in homicide cases. Gun rights advocates have rebuked this motion, arguing that kid's require specialized tools and expertise to make into fully functioning firearms also warned that outlawing these kids five years later would turn many legal gun owners into criminals. Luke Luke w T o P News Well. The death of a one year old boy in Baltimore earlier this month is now have been ruled a homicide. Tyler Burgess was unresponsive and not breathing. When officers were called to a home in the city on December 14th. The Baltimore Sun reports. An autopsy has found that Tyler was the victim of fentanyl poisoning. Much of Williamsburg's historic civil war battlefield has been purchased now and will be preserved. The Virginia Gazette reports that the American Battlefield Trust has bought 29 acres in the area of the bloody ravine battle from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Funding came from grants and money raised by the battlefield trust the land was owned for commercial use. And was valued at $2.7 million. It's about a mile from the city's historic area, and mostly within the city limits. The land is amazingly pristine. It looks much as it did 158 years ago when the battle took place. What to do with prehistoric human remains found in the Midwest. Three years ago, a visitor found some very old bones in sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, took them out of the park and then return them a year later. Medical examiner's office and researchers at Western Michigan University identified them as prehistoric remains most likely tied to Native American populations. So officials are now communicating with Native American groups to find out what to do next. With the remains. The park superintendent says they want to respect the ancestral remains that were found. Jennifer Kuipers. CBS News Coming Up in Money News. Are you driving DC's most popular vehicle? I'm Jeff label 10 53. Tis the season.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on WTOP
"T O P News eight minutes before the top of the hour and much of Williamsburg's historic Civil war battlefield has been purchased and will be preserved. The Virginia Gazette reports that the American Battlefield Trust bought 29 acres in the area of the bloody ravine battle from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Funding came from grants and money raised by the battlefield trust the land was owned for commercial use. Valued at $2.7 million. It's about a mile from the city's historic area, and mostly within the city limits. The land is still pristine. It looks much as it did 158 years ago, when the battle of the bloody ravine took place. Ah, couple in Jacksonville, North Carolina, loves Santa Claus so much that they fill their home with figures of Saint Nick every year. Of U. N c T TVs. Camilla Barco paid them a visit. Liz Owens and her husband, Jimmy, Welcome a few 1000 ST Nick's into their home every Christmas. It's just brought joy to our lives and And something that we enjoy doing together. Santa and activity decorations fill the kitchen, dining and living room of all shapes, sizes and across the world back to tell you probably just about where every one of them came from. They've lost count on how many Santas lodge at their place. In fact, we told our grandchildren, we pay him $100 if they could count them all. And tell us happening we've actually had and they said it wasn't worth it. Do that for 100 because of the pandemic, The couple added just one new center close to their collection this year. Coming up in money News A short week here to end the most profitable year on Wall Street. It's 8 53. The following is a paid commercial message. Turn your used car into a life changing opportunity for a person of differing abilities or injured veteran. Your donation helps provide job training and career placement for adults, inclusive summer camp experiences for Children and specialized healing retreats for injured veterans. Melwood will pick up your car. Your donation is tax deductible and you get to help build a better future. For people in our community. You don't even have to be there for The pick up, Grab your title and call 877 Millwood. That's 877 Melwood or go to Millwood dot or g'kar. Brighter futures.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The How in the World Podcast
"Those compartments you just mentioned, those are the breaks. The stars are in these breaks and the black powder fuse strings down the middle of each break as it ignites the force blows the stars out and spreads them across the sky the more pressure within that break the bigger the spread will be if the firework has any special sounds like the whistling sound or hissing or sizzling sounds. The small popping sounds and even the big boom that you don't like. It'll be here in the break as well. Chemicals produce them to think of the break as an apple, but it's a cylindrical apple K. follow me the core of the apple is the black powder fuse for that break. The seeds of the apple are are the stars, but they're larger and there's lots more them and they're spread throughout the apple. In its core K. K., the apple meet for lack of a better word. The part you eat is also black powder. So it's a tight bundle of black powder with stars contained within an a black powder fuse running down the middle. So how the stars are arranged in the break has everything to do with the pattern. It creates just like how the composition of the stars has everything to do with the color of the firework. It's all about science. Everything seems to be all about science actually. Anyway, Nova has an incredible visual that we used for this explanation, and we will put it in our show notes because it's very simple and easy to understand speaking of color remembering chemistry class when you'd have to burn certain chemicals over a Bunsen burner and write down what color they may. That's basically where fireworks get their color. It simply a chemical reaction where certain chemicals that are known to make certain colors when lit are placed in a tube and sin up into the Sky to light at a predefined point in time and then explode to make that color honey. Do you make it sound so easy really because that's difficult. But it's not in fact, the holy grail for PYRO technicians is the color blue that should never noticed. There's no really good color blue and a firework display. I mean, why would you notice when the whole display is so magnificent, but it's true. There's no blue. The reason for this is about finding the perfect. Reaction. At the perfect temperature, the temperature you need to create vibrant colors and fireworks displays is too hot for blue and it washes out if the temperature is lower, there's no intensity in the colors. It's a catch, twenty two and a chemical and PYRO technicians mystery. Anyway. Americans do love their fireworks and we've been setting them off since at least our first annual celebration of independence an article in the Virginia Gazette described the festivities that occurred on our first celebrated fourth of July or July fourth seventeen, seventy, seven quote. The evening was closed with the ringing of bells and at night, there was a grand exhibition of fireworks. which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the Commons and the city was beautifully illuminated..
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on KQED Radio
"West Virginia Gazette mail internal drug company emails also released as part of a lawsuit revealing apparent willingness to ship suspiciously large quantities of drugs to some communities without regard for how they were being used or abused our guest Washington post reporter Scott Higham has been digging into the data and learning which company shipped the most opioids and where they landed hi am is an investigative reporter who's been at the post since two thousand his awards include the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting the George Polk award and an Edward R. Murrow award for a joint investigation with sixty minutes Scott hi am welcome to fresh air Norma's amount of detailed information here it comes from a lawsuit a civil case tell us who's going home what's this about well there are about thirty two thousand cities and towns and counties that are suing the opioid industry there's about two dozen companies that are standing trial these cases were pending all across the country in federal courts and they were consolidated into one massive multi district litigation cases called the complex litigation and it is based in Cleveland Ohio and the judge presiding over that case wanted to get a settlement between the parties and he decided to seal all the exhibits close down the courthouse and not allow the public to monitor any hearings or see any of the filings because he thought that that was a way that he could get the parties to negotiate a settlement about a year ago we interceded in that case and we filed a lawsuit for access to a database that the D. E. A. keeps the tracks the path of every single tell that goes throughout the United States from manufacturer to distributor to pharmacy and we also sued for access to all of the exhibits and depositions that were taken in case so that the the public could see what was happening right in and I guess you lost at the trial court level this judge denied your request you took it to an appeals court and prevailed there right I we appealed to the sixth circuit in in Ohio on a federal appeals court and that appellate court sided with with The Washington Post and also with the guys that mail in a Charleston West Virginia we both sued for access to this material right now the drug companies and their attorneys resisted the disclosure of this information I guess that's not surprising but also the federal Drug Enforcement Administration the D. E. A. also opposed the release why well they they you know they all fought furiously for for of secrecy over this data the industry for obvious reasons and and the D. E. A. I think because it was embarrassing to the agency that they had all this information and they made some use of it but they didn't make a whole lot of use of the day the the user to make a bunch of cases but it shows with the D. E. A. at the highest levels knew about this epidemic and and didn't take a lot of action meanwhile there is a division within the DNA that is a little backwater operation called the diversion control division and that is staffed by not a lot of investigators who work very very deal diligently and hard trying to pursue prescription drug cases in those cases and just not a priority they haven't been a priority the D. E. A. and and I and I think that that the D. A. you know they they focus heavily on a drug trafficking cases cocaine marijuana you know the the the big headline cases on these cases for many many years were not really given a priority to the DA fought very very hard against the disclosure of this information did you say diversion cases that's that's that's the category that's the category it's it's diversion of a legitimate prescription drugs to the black market to the street and so they're not a lot of agents and investigators assigned to those cases and the ones that were assigned to those cases are we were incredibly hard working they brought lots to cases against the industry but they didn't get a lot of support from from the upper management of the right okay so this database track every single opioid based pain pill shipped over a seven year period the number seventy six billion right that's correct give us yeah give us some context what was what was useful about the data and seeing where all those pills went well you know I think I think a lot of people thought they knew that their communities were being saturated by by these opioids but I don't think that they really knew the extent of of the saturation and who was responsible and so this database pulls the curtain back on that for the first time we obtain data that goes from a two thousand six route a two thousand twelve so over that seven year period like you said seventy six billion pills and you can see exactly which manufacturers were responsible which distributors were responsible and which pharmacies were responsible and we took that database and we we turned it into a usable public facing database on that anybody in the country can go on to our website and they can see exactly what happened in their communities and other journalists can use it to develop stories and about their communities exactly and and lots of journalists across the country have been doing that in fact we just had a piece a run recently that show that dozens and dozens of local news organizations have done stories about their own communities which companies flooded their communities with pills which pharmacies were responsible for dispensing the most amount of tablets of oxy coat on and hydrocodone those are the two drugs that we looked at because they are the most widely abused drugs by my addicts and by drug dealers and when you looked at the dead on the county basis where you can also look at overdose death rates did you find a correlation we did our database editor Stephen rich who who took this the database after we want access to it and and and turned it into a public facing database took that database and he overlaid a a database from the CDC its immortality database and when you line up the CDC death database with the D. A.'s a database on opioid distribution you see a clear correlation between between the saturation of towns and cities and counties and the numbers of of deaths that the death rates just stored in those places where the pills were being dumped and if you go into some of these places and Anna and I have gone into a number of them with my my partner on the story sorry Horowitz on a lot of these towns and and cities small cities and and counties in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania and just been devastated it's just heartbreaking to see these these once thriving communities they're they're almost like like you know zombie lands where people are just walking around in a daze and picking through garbage cans and you know when a falling out over dosing in public parks and inside of cars in side streets and you know on on on street corners it's just it's a very it's very upsetting I've seen that happen in a lot of these communities no there's two big categories companies that you you describe here there are the manufacturers and you so that the database shows three manufacturers of made eighty eight percent of the pills and then there are distributors and six of them made about three quarters of that were sold explain a little bit about the roles of these companies and what was going on here so the way it's supposed to work this is is supposed to be close to supply chain and the supply chain begins with the manufacturers at the very top and the middle or the distributors there the middle man and then at the at the retail level or the pharmacies and so anytime anybody sees a suspicious order and that would mean you know an order that was really large compared to previous orders there since the flag that order this is to investigate that order and make sure that that there are legitimate reasons for all of the sudden a pharmacy that got ten thousand pills one month is now ordering thirty thousand the next month there's just to take a look at that and say well why is that and in a and a that's a legal obligation right that's it is a legal obligation controlled substances act yeah correct and there's a there's a federal appeals court ruling as well that adds some more specificity to that and so the the lot of these companies were weren't were not reporting of suspicious orders to the D. A. as they were required they continue to ship them and so with this data shows is is who is responsible for manufacturing the vast majority of those pills and you would think it would be produced farmer because that's the company that has gotten the most attention over the years but it's not going to form a on it it's a it's a company called Spektr G. acts which is a company that we had never heard of it's a subsidiary of a company called mount crime which is huge manufacture of drugs and they made the most amount of the pills and then there's a couple of other companies that that I the general public has probably never heard of activists they made they manufacture twenty six billion pills and then for pharmaceuticals manufacturing twelve billion pills and the spec G. acts the top manufacture manufactured twenty eight billion pills so those those you know those companies you know manufacture the the vast majority of the pills that were distributed during that seven year period one one of the things that you know it's interesting to as you look at the stories and some of the exhibits that you examined the the drug companies say well look the D. E. A. had all this information it was their database if there were problems they should have seen it do they have a point well yes and no the the they did see the the the men and women who work in the diversion control division which again is that little backwater operation at the D. E. A. did see these massive shipments in the database and they alerted the company's numerous times they started to alert them in in the mid two thousands they sent letters out to every distributor or manufacturer American in two thousand five and two thousand six and they warn them and said you know we're seeing a lot of pills flowing downstream and and we want to make sure that you understand what your responsibilities on the federal law and if you have receive suspicious orders of of narcotics from your customers you have to report those to the game stop the shipments so they they were using that but that that office is so understaffed these these cases are incredibly complex they take a long time I'm from the beginning of the investigation to to actually bringing a civil case it can take up to two years for just one one case to proceed through the system so they were they weren't using this database which is cool Archos but I I think the you know that if you talk to the the people who are in that the version control division at the D. E. A. they would tell you that they didn't get the resources that the database was kind of a mass that the the leadership of the D. E. A. was not really interested in the prescription drug problem they were more focused on a domestic and international drug trafficking so it was being used but you know the the industry has tried to lay blame in lots of different places me in one place is blaming the D. E. A. for not doing its job they've also blames people for miss using these these pain killers and they have also said that it's not really their responsibility once these drugs leave their their their their warehouses that they've done their due diligence and it's up to somebody else to to take care of the problem Scott hi am is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post we'll continue our conversation after a short break this is fresh AIR.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Overwhelmed Brain
"All right, welcome back. We survived that skating on thin ice segment. We're going to get right back into that topic where I posted the following comment on Facebook. It was a fill in the blank comment, and it was this. I want a teacher that helps me understand people that blank. I mean, I bet you something comes up for you to the first answer was I want to teach the healthy understand people that support Trump. I was shocked that nobody made a comment on that, but I'm happy. They didn't because this was an opportunity to express yourself in a safe place where you won't feel judged. So my only comment on this is I have a friend that supported Trump and everyone else supported someone else. So she feels like an outsider and every now and then our other friends will talk about that Trump and what they do now. So I decided to talk to my friend who supported Trump and I asked her, why? Why did you support job? I'm just curious. I I wanna know what caused you to come to that decision. And she shared things with me that had a lot of similarities with my own core values. I didn't support Trump. I'm not gonna talk politics or tell you who I supported, but it was very enlightening to me to talk to this person who supported Trump and said the things that resonated with me. And I thought, well, that puts this whole thing. In perspective, she supported Trump. For many of the same things that I would appreciate in my life that opened my world. It's not that I didn't think that before, but that really expanded my world and made me realize, oh man, some of the people that support Trump really get stepped on and squashed, especially in social media. When it turns out a lot of us want the same thing. I'm not saying he's going about it the right way. And again, I'm not going to get into that political commentary. However, I did find an article that might be interesting to you. It's from the Virginia gazette. It's a v. a. gazette dot com. And it's by an author may named Joseph b Filc oh, and he wrote. So why did people vote for Donald Trump? And he actually it's a very good article and I, I recommend you check it out if you're not a Trump supporter or even if you are and you are curious about why people may have supported someone that you may or may not like, so check that out if you have time and it's a v. Gazette dot.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on FoodStuff
"Well let's move on history yes oh yeah this is a good one yeah okay the history of the mitchell might go as far back as several centuries to an arab drink made of water and rose pedal called the julep when the jellab our lab made its way to the mediterranean the rose pedal was replaced with mint which was indigenous in the area julep is derived from the persian word judah as in the indian dessert gouda moon i never once found these when i was in indian has one of my biggest food or gets was on my list i said i wanted to find him and his one night where this guy had met called me at like twelve am and he i didn't hear the phone go off and he was telling me found some and i think about it to this day oh i'm sorry there's an alternate universe right it's the phone and i tried them i though are those those like a like it's sort of like cottage cheese or like farm farm cheese that's the that's like fried and then dipped in rosewater like sugar rose syrup oh those are really there's places in town we can get some good yeah i might be mixing it up because there's two that are very similar and ipad the one in haven't had the other okay but i have my listen i can make sure well that thing that i'm talking about we can we can rectify okay excellent okay excellent as far back as the american revolution americans used julep to refer to any sugary cocktail yeah in the us it was first associated with virginia not kentucky uhhuh and in seventeen seventy what may be the first written mention of the julep appeared in the williamsburg virginia gazette in a short poem on hunting that was the title of the poem right yeah it goes like this the sportsman ready and the julep ower which doctors storm at and which some door we soon are mounted and direct our way to brisk the covert where the fox's lay go that went over my head.
"the virginia gazette" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"I'll let history relic i'm not going to wish you a happy birthday three d formulas that's what i say out four and then i just i just said it will be harry maybe i won't say gonna take every hour a we'll get to it will get there with none burg uh let me also just add uh in the event that i forget tomorrow i probably won't but tomorrow is my son solves birthday so let me just say happy birthday sol and i mean he's too young to listen to those anyways he has no so liz i said i did it i have it on record and we'll get in trouble pay that is in your family is that is that right the marches after my birthday friday sale i know these things there you go suits suits uh right i thought you we will ever meet you the perryman miller all right let me just give you an update on what's going on in west virginia supposedly there is a deal has been struck it is a tended tentative agreement 5 percent pay raise for all state workers in west virginia according to and i'm getting this from the jackaman feed according to jake zaka men who is the political reporter of the west virginia gazette mail um the west virginia senate finance chairman craig blair says any uh any raise money not sure oh any raise money any money for the raise would come from cuts to medicaid in general services so it is unclear.