35 Burst results for "Three Days"
CDC Director Raises Alarm as Cases Rise Again, Variants Spread
"Is flagging a worrisome uptake in new coronavirus cases. Most recent seven day average of cases, approximately 66,350 is higher than the average I shared with you on Wednesday. In fact, cases have been increasing for the past three days. Compared to the prior week, Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning. The things are tenuous and now is not the time to relax. Coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, the
Biden orders airstrikes in Syria, retaliating against Iranian-backed militias
"For the first time since he was inaugurated president. Joe biden tonight has ordered. Us military strike the pentagon says. The president ordered airstrikes in syria around six. Pm eastern time this evening. This is the statement that we got announcing the start from pentagon. Press secretary. John kirby he said quote at president biden's direction. Us military forces earlier this evening conducted air strikes against infrastructure utilized by iranian-backed militant groups in eastern syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against american and coalition personnel in iraq and to ongoing threats to those personnel specifically. The strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control. Point used by a number of iranian-backed militant groups this proportionate response was conducted together with diplomatic measures including consultation with coalition partners. More on that in a moment The operation sends an unambiguous message. Statement continues president biden will act to protect american coalition personnel quote. At the same time we have acted any deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern syria and iraq. like that statement tonight from pentagon. Press secretary john kirby announcing these us airstrikes eastern syria now in terms of what these air strikes were in response to this month in iraq. There have been three rocket attacks publicly reported in the space of a week the most recent one targeted the us embassy in baghdad. That was three days ago to rockets fired in that attack fell inside the green zone that heavily fortified area around the baghdad embassy there were no injuries From those two rockets on saturday it was four rockets that had hidden air base north of baghdad. That injured one person but last monday it was a more. A more consequential attacked. It was a dozen rockets last monday. That struck the usually peaceful northern iraqi city of bill that killed that attack killed one american civilian contractor and wounded nine other people including several americans at the air bill airport now it has been widely assumed that it was iranian backed militias that were behind these rocket attacks. Iran has denied any direct responsibility but the attacks have been seen in in many quarters as a way of sort of testing. The waters with the new administration should also be noted. That president biden took office just days after the one year anniversary of the us killing. Iran's top revolutionary guard general and a missile strike. Something iran has promised to take retaliation for the other context. That's important here. Of course that the biden administration just a week ago announced that they're ready to hold talks with iran on possibly reentering the nuclear deal that was designed to keep iran from becoming a nuclear power. That was the deal that president obama entered into with iran. That president trump pulled out of as we've been reporting the story trying to understand the scale of these airstrikes night. We have just gotten some tape from the brand new defense secretary. lloyd austin. He spoke with reporters on a flight back to washington. He had been visiting. Us military facilities on the west coast. This was on board the plane back on route to the. Us's coast a target that we would after we know what we get and and we're confident that that target was being used the same shia militia that That conducted the strikes. You're very deliberate about our approach as you would expect this to be You're allowed to it. Occurs the iraqis to investigate develop intelligence and very helpful to us and refining target. You i was season was my recommendation We said a number of times. We will respond At you know on our time line and once again we wanted to be sure that the connectivity and wanted to be sure that can't the right dr sites it was today. Yes issue one defense secretary. Lloyd austin that's tonight we just got in that tape moments ago. Speaking about the first military operation of the biden administration. these airstrikes on iranian backed militias in syria. The administration says they are response to rocket attacks that targeted u s and coalition forces in iraq. You just heard Defense secretary austin there say that it was president who authorized these strikes And he did so this morning per the defense secretary's read out to reporters tonight joining us now. For more is nbc's chief foreign correspondent. Richard engel richard. I didn't expect to have you back on the show so soon after talking with you last night on a totally different matter Joining us on short notice tonight to help us help us through this. Not not a problem. And i was speaking short while ago with a senior. Us official with direct knowledge of this This was a a message to iran and iranian backed militias. According to this official. And the message was that the united states will no longer tolerate harassment will no longer tolerate attacks rocket attacks missiles attacks and particular the attack on your bill of earlier this month was seen as something of a watershed moment so this was a a message. That times have changed that. Even though the president biden wants to negotiate with iran this administration does not want to be bullied does not want to be pushed around is not going to accept the Increased military action that put us personnel and allies at risk. So this was. This was a strong message. It was described to me as the The carrot the stick in the carrot and stick of diplomacy and deterrence that the. Us is offering the carrot. They wanna get back to talks but they also are using the stick for the for the first time today and sending this message. The target that was hit was described as a series of buildings that were used to supply and support these different militia groups. A kind of a border crossing area on the border between syria and iraq. the militias. That operate in this in this area do often cross the border. The fact that the strike took place in syria is also significant. It take some of the pressure off of the government of baghdad. So this was a a very carefully chosen target. It was a calibrated response. Trying to hit specifically the militia that had been targeting the us forces and allied forces and also to send a clear message to iran. That times have changed now. The official said this is also a message to iran and the militias. That things are different than they were. Under the trump administration under president trump and by way. We almost went to war with iran in a very similar circumstance. That that we're in right now. About a year
Chicago Area Congressman's successor resigns after 3 days, still eligible for month’s pay
"Mike madigan's handpicked successor in. The state house was in office for barely three days before resigning. But thanks to a loophole. You'll get paid an entire month's salary more than fifty seven hundred taxpayer dollars on sunday. Madigan shows edward kodak to replace him in the twenty second but after learning kodak was involved in alleged questionable conduct. He asked him to step down. State controller susana. Mendoza says she asked him to decline the full months pay. But there's no word if you will
New York City's Middle Schoolers Return To Classrooms As More Educators Get Vaccinated For COVID-19
"Students to attend New York City's public middle schools are doing something unusual. Today. They're actually going to school, something they haven't done since November. This despite some concerns from the teacher's union is Glenn Schuck reports. From Bay Ridge this morning. Blind Yes. For 6/7 and eighth graders little kind of feel like those first day of school butterflies again. 471 middle schools, in fact, will be reopening about half Going to be able to staff five days a week in person. Others will be open two or three days a week. Mayor De Blasio says parents should know that safety and testing remains priority. One. We said we would do testing constantly today. In our public schools will get to the 500 1000th test. Of a student or staff member. 500,000 half million tests have been given Teacher Union President Mike Mulgrew will be here. McKinley Junior high this morning. Address some of the concerns they still have about staffing going forward and making sure that teachers get vaccinated, he says. Most have not. One shot. 10 10 wins in Bay
Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment
"It took just a few days for former illinois house speaker. Michael madigan's handpicked successor as representative of the twenty second district to resign on sunday madigan and democratic party leaders elevated twenty six year old ward employee edward garrick kodak to fill madigan's house seat but today madigan and thirteenth ward alderman. Marty quinn issued a statement saying quote after learning of alleged questionable conduct by mr kodak. It was suggested that he resigned. State representative for the twenty second district. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace with madigan support code at one over ten other people seeking the job. The former speaker intends to have another meeting tomorrow to select. His replacement
Vincent Jackson, Former NFL Wide Receiver, Found Dead in Hotel Room
"All know Vincent Jackson former Tampa Bay Buccaneer was found dead in his apartment earlier was it it was last week. I was it last week. Yeah. Yes, it was last week and you know his family members want answers and they've actually donated his brain for a CT now they are doing this because there were things off. His I don't know mannerisms his behavior that kind of led up to this very very tragic ending for him that have people kind of scratching their heads going. This isn't normal. This isn't right. So there's got to be something here. When it comes to CTE. Yeah. So if you don't know who it's in Jackson is he was a wide receiver for the Chargers and the Buccaneers and he was thirty-eight years old took out in his way too young what really sucks about like there were just starting to get details about how he was found and everything. So apparently housekeeping came into the room. He was in a hotel in Florida and they he was slouched over on the couch. So they thought he was sleeping so they left the room and then they you know, they called in a welfare to his family called off their check cuz they hadn't heard from him for like a month. Well, I thought it was only two or three days ago. There was like a stretch where they had he was just kind of doing his own thing and they were concerned because so initially the story was at home. It was a an extended period of time and then the two were two to three days thing that you're talking about is they had talked to him and they hadn't heard from him and they were like, yeah everything seems okay clearly. It wasn't so this ESPN app states that at first they entered the room they assumed he was sleeping so they left the room and then they entered the room again later on and he hadn't moved from his spot. And so that's when they called 911 right? There are no signs of trauma injury. I mean this guy had family and kids. Oh, yeah, and that's why people know why is he staying in an extended States? Very bizarre and that's just kind of the things with CTE is that it just completely disrupts your brain patterns and just any sort of your brains deformed at that point, you know, you're you're doing things you're maybe saying things you're acting certain ways where people are like, whoa, what is going on with you, you know, and it's tremendously sad and at what point what's the solution? I mean, you know the NFL Constantly working on ways to make the game safer and taking care of their players, whether it's you know through the helmets or even like the pads or whatever go down the list of things of the technology of what their actual shooting up in to help combat that but clearly it's not working.
Men Testifying In Hearing All Say U.S. Capitol Attack Was Premeditated
"Month. The washington post reported that three days before the insurrection and internal capital police alert warned that congress could be the target of a violent attack but according to three now resigned officials. Capitol police chief stevens. Son how sergeant. At arms polar ving senate sergeant at arms michael stagger. That warning never made it to any of the top officials who were charged with securing our capital. I actually just in the last twenty four hours. was informed by the department that they actually had received that report. It was re received by what we call. It's one of our sworn members that's assigned to the joint terrorism task force which is a task force with the fbi. They received did the evening of the fifth reviewed. It and then ford it. Over to an official at the intelligence division over at you scaffold police headquarters into you hadn't seen it yourself. No ma'am mr sanger. Did you get the report. Okay mr irving. I did not today. The post reports another warning about violent extremists calling for an assault on congress was sent to a dc police email inbox and to a member of the capitol police. The officials who testified today all agreed the one six attack was planned and that involves white supremacist and extremist groups. We plan for an increased level of violence at the capitol and that some participants may be armed what we got was a military style. Coordinated assault eyewitness insurgents beating police officers with fists pipes sticks bats metal barricades and flagpoles.
Covid long-haulers turn to Seattle rehab clinic
"The corona virus arrived in the seattle area about a year ago. Some who got cova early on are still suffering. The people who still feel the effects of the disease months after their initial diagnosis are called long. Haulers reporter eilly show. Neil has more now on wear long haulers in the seattle area are turning to for care. Donna lawson is forty seven years old. I met her in the backyard of the house. She shares with her husband and teenage daughter in west seattle. I'm a designer artist. In a mother lawson got code back in march at the very beginning of the pandemic at first it seemed to be a mild case. But then things got worse in. May she was hospitalized for three days with low blood oxygen and when she got home she didn't get better. My legs feel like jello. All the time very very weak on really bad days and bad times. I'm trudging through. Concrete is what it feels like or like their cinderblocks literally on my feet or magnets pulling me to the ground. los and says she can't concentrate a remember things. She's tired all the time and no longer has the energy to make art or volunteer at her daughter's school. She says on a good day she's eighty percent of her old self for a few hours other days. She can't get out of bed. That gets me really choked up. Who knows if. I'll be myself again. I'm usually a pretty confident person. I really love helping people. And i love spreading joy. It's really hard to do that when you don't feel joy about ten percent of people who get covid still have at least one symptom two months after their diagnosis more women than men suffer from. What's being called locking cova. They have a broad range of symptoms from shortness of breath to trouble sleeping or concentrating to depression or anxiety. Lawson was never able to get a cova test because there weren't many available at the beginning of the pandemic so she says throughout her illness. Some doctors haven't believed that her symptoms are due to long cove. It when you have medical professionals poo poo what you're saying you can't help but wonder if you're crazy person. If the reason lawson and other long haulers have struggled to find care is that doctors don't fully understand long cove it yet when they run standard tests on long haulers most results come back negative exact mechanisms yet some of the basic science still pending and that will be helpful for guiding treatments. Aaron bananas a rehab physician at the university of washington's harborview medical center. He says researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what causes long cova loose suspicion that this may be a more of an immunologic response in patients or some of the micro-vascular pox insults that are occurring. Maybe causing some of the brain fog and other words long hunters immune systems could still be an overdrive or maybe their brains are still suffering from being deprived of oxygen pandemic worked with covid patients after they were released from the icu. But over time it became clear. It's not just the patients that have been hospitalized in who are very sick that are having long term symptoms and we're seeing this even in patients who may have been sick at home but now three months later are still struggling. That's why been now started a clinic. At harborview specifically serves cova. Long haulers. It's one of many such clinics that are popping up across the country to clinic. I if you want clinic part. Medical office part gym with treadmills parallel bars and other equipment to help patients build back strength and the ability to walk but now seems to know everyone here here he is. I've been good. How are you handsome every day. Now and his team are experts in rehab medicine. They help patients with their recovery and coordinate their complex care but now says his goal is to help his patients get back to whatever they were doing before they got sick. Got a law in our critical illness. Survivors that yeah. Their their heart is still beating and their breathing but everything that they valued and was meaningful in their life is now lost so i think our hope is that just wanna make sure were addressing getting or covert patients as much life as boston so far. This is the only clinic like this in the region. So it serves patients from oregon alaskan idaho as well as washington but now says at first. There was only a trickle of patients. But now the clinic gets forty new patients every week.
A new way to invest that doesn't involve buying stocks hyped on Reddit
"So lately. All the buzz his been about well. Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. Bitcoin recently fifty thousand dollars a bitcoin and people who've been buying the stocks that are being touted on read it and it was all that mess that went on with Game stop and other stocks. That went up like rockets and then like rockets can do crash back down to earth and my son is in this investing group at school. He's fifteen and they're investing not real money but they all have their stock portfolios and wanna read you to texts from him from this morning. They're really funny. Is said in the last nineteen minutes. My stock portfolio dropped by six sixty. Then he texts me eight minutes later and these eh. then it went up by eight hundred dollars. And i the other night. When he was trapped. In the car with me i started boring. I'm trying to talk about how my philosophies investing work very differently than matt worrying about day trading and options and all. That was going to happen up to the minute and if you thought a father could be more irrelevant to sun then i was that minute you you couldn't be no interest in anything i was saying because to him. This is sport and that's what investing has been of late call. Investing is really speculating. And that's not my thing. I mean i'm the dulles person alive and i invest in a dull way because the ideas i wanna make money over time and so. That's why i get excited about really accessible. Investing opportunities for small investors did allow you to build reasonable wealth over time instead of trying to get the quick score and my son's a sharp kid hill. Eventually get it and will not that. It matters what you're buying and selling minute by minute. And by the way he's asked me if he can have a real investing account. Will you know you'd have to have what's called a custodial said yeah yeah where where you were the pretend owner but i'm the one doing the investing and i don't know what to do you know. Give them a couple of hundred dollars and let him play. And maybe learn the value of term investing. But you know it fifteen. What is long term. That's like three days from now. It's hard to explain a concept where you build wealth over time well do you know goldman sachs is goldman sachs is for rich people like crista. People was massive amounts of money. Who work with a personal financial manager. Who handles their money for them. That's right krista. That's what you do with your millions. Yeah no no okay. So there are. There are very wealthy people. That's what they do and goldman sachs has been doing some stuff lately that doesn't fit at all their historical pedigree They're the ones that issue the apple card for people that have the apple credit card and they have Savings accounts and all that kind of thing with no minimums will now. They've launched some cold. Marcus invest which allows people to use goldman sachs incredible financial analysis investment analysis till build robo investing portfolios for you using very low cost funds. And this is something you would ask somebody. Ten years ago if goldman sachs would ever being looking to provide investments an investment advice to everyday ordinary. People they'd say you're crazy. That will never happen. Well they're not doing what fidelity investments does where a dollar is enough to open an account many cases schwab one hundred dollars. They're doing what vanguard. Does you have to have a thousand bucks to open an account but once you have that thousand you can get advice that is tailored to your personal financial goals and outlook. The money can be and a retirement account or an investment account use what are known is exchange traded funds. Etf's and typically for the advice and the investments you pay roughly a third of a percent per year for them to handle your money. So i guess ten thousand dollars be thirty five bucks a year. Is that right. I think that's about right. three dollars. Fifty cents on a thousand. I think that's right so this is an opportunity for you to do. Investing through the nation's big boys big money houses and their whole business plan is pretty similar to what you'd have if you were with Betterment or wealth front that really started this whole investing idea. And i'm sure neither of them are very happy the goldman sachs through. Marcus invest is playing in their ballpark.
Houston city council member weighs in on the possibility of lawsuits against ERCOT
"Cleanup and assessment of damage wrought by last week's freeze power outages and water infrastructure issues continues across the houston area. Plumbers will be busy for a while. Some folks will have repairs to do. Others are still awaiting the ability to have access to clean drinking water particularly those in unincorporated areas of town still others are just trying to get back to at least our new pandemic infused normal that includes efforts towards vaccination. It's in that context. We welcome back houston city council member edward pollard from district j. in southwest houston which includes the neighborhoods of gulf sharpstone. Braise wooden belair. Anything you'd like to know about that district or houston city politics and government or anything. I was just discussing is welcome at seven one. Three four four zero eighty eight seventy or talk at houston matters dot org councilmember pollard. Welcome back to houston matters. Good morning good morning. Thank you for having me. How'd you fair this past week. Well it was definitely a challenging week. We went without power for three days. my home had no structural damage. But my parents My mother's home. She had a busted pipe. They can't do the ceiling. Water got in the house and then in my father's house the same thing happened. A busted pipe and water in the house has the currently move out and live in a hotel for now And so we've been dealing with Really trying to Not only get my family Back to where. They need to be focused on a lot of the families. Within district j who had similar circumstances what assistance or guidance can you offer any city residents dealing with cleanup lingering plumbing issues leaks struggling to find the plumber waiting on insurance estimates. Any anything you can offer on that front. We just have to be diligent yet to understand that everyone is calling the insurance companies plumbers and contractors at the same time. And so there's extremely long waits. And i know it gets frustrated So you just have to really just stay diligent Being courteous and understand that help is on the way. Our office has been able to assist residents within district. Jay and trying to direct them to Different resources and so. There's anyone living in the district j community. You can always reach out to our office at district. Jay houston t. x dot up and we'll do what we can't listen to this. I don't know if you caught the discussion just before you came on but we were talking about how Some efforts to sue urquhot could end up potentially a waste of time as though it's a nonprofit it's one established by state government. The texas supreme court needs decide if it has sovereign immunity aside from being on houston city council you own a civil litigation law firm pollard. Legal group if someone came to you seeking to sue urquhot or the state or centerpoint or anyone else over what happened last week. What would be your advice. I would definitely look into it Because right now based on pending litigation at the supreme court level. I i do believe that there will be some opportunities to push forward With a tort suit against urkel other entities. Just because there's going to be a question of whether or not they knew or should have known of what was going to May happen and so because of that There may be a window open for those who Needs to pursue claims based on the damages to their home or or to their persons. And so i would definitely look into the facts of each case and see if there's something there because i do think that there will be a window open for individuals to file claims.
Supreme Court won't hear 2020 election case that questioned some Pennsylvania ballots
"The court announced today it will not hear a handful of Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's results. So what was that about? Yeah, This is the day The 2020 election really died in the Supreme Court. And so this was this case that you're talking about a little bit. The Pennsylvania State case. I thought this was kind of the only open legal question coming out of the 2020 election. And essentially, what happened is as we've talked about before It was the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That in the middle of Cove, it said, You know what we need to do. We need to give people who are sending and vote by mail ballots in extra 72 hours to do so, and we're not going to trash or eliminate those ballots just because they're three days after the previous deadline and the GOP suit and said, Look Pennsylvania Supreme Court. You don't get to be the one to do that. It's only the Legislature or election officials that have that power Now the Supreme Court basically said Look, the election is over the Number of votes would have made any difference and the case is moved. So we're not going to get an answer to what I still think was a legitimate It's semi legitimate, open legal question, which is due state supreme courts have the power to change these election
Supreme Court won't hear 2020 election case that questioned some Pennsylvania ballots
"Well, speaking of Donald Trump and his desire, Tonto I don't know. Litigate the results of the 2020 presidential election, The court announced today it will not hear a handful of Republican challenges to Pennsylvania's results. So what was that about? Yeah, This is the day The 2020 election really died in the Supreme Court. And so this was this case that you're talking about a little bit. The Pennsylvania State case. I thought this was kind of the only open legal question coming out of the 2020 election. And essentially, what happened is as we've talked about before It was the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. That in the middle of Cove, it said, You know what we need to do. We need to give people who are sending and vote by mail ballots in extra 72 hours to do so, and we're not going to trash or eliminate those ballots just because they're three days after the previous deadline and the GOP suit and said, Look Pennsylvania Supreme Court. You don't get to be the one to do that. It's only the Legislature or election officials that have that power Now the Supreme Court basically said Look, the election is over the Number of votes would have made any difference and the case is moved. So we're not going to get an answer to what I still think was a legitimate It's semi legitimate, open legal question, which is due state supreme courts have the power to change these election
interview With Alyssa Miller
"Hello and welcome to episode one hundred. Fifteen of cybersecurity interviews. This is the third episode a multi part episode diversity equity and inclusion and we're speaking with alissa millet elissa leads the security strategy for sap global ratings as business information security officer connecting corporate security objectives to business initiatives. She blunt a unique mix of technical expertise in executive presence to bridge the gap that can often form between security practitioners and business leaders. Her goal is to change how we look at the security of our interconnected way of life and focus on attention of defending privacy in cultivating trust a native of milwaukee. Melissa began her. It careers a programmer frozen based financial software provider. Her security passion quickly shape her career as she moved into a leadership role within the ethical hacking team conducting penetration testing and assessments along with her team. As a hacker. Elissa has a passion for security. That she evangelize is to business leaders in industry audiences to work as a cybersecurity professional to various public speaking engagements while not engaged security research and advocacy. She's also an accomplished soccer referee guitars and photographer in this episode. We discussed why. She misses conferences starting with computers that in early age diversity equity inclusion the discrimination. She has faced the lack of understanding of privilege discriminatory hiring practices how to be an ally and so much more. I hope you enjoy the episode. As much as i did. Thanks for listening a less. Thank you for joining me in cybersecurity interviews. How are you today. I am doing wonderful. Doug how're you. I'm doing great so our are things in the beautiful middle part of the country. I is i to in colorado. But has milwaukee doing these days. Gosh we are about to get our first real dumping of snow at least over your recording. This by the time at arizona probably have had tons. But i'm actually gonna go get gas for the snowblower the last place. I really got to travel and speak at. Wasn't milwaukee in january flew in and out. It was gonna be a one day speaking thing in you know anybody. I should have known better having in law that those up all my family from the midwest. North chicago and ohio january. You're not getting in and out of anywhere in the midwest without some type of delay in my you know my arrogance of that being about a three day delay. They kept cancelling how to drive from milwaukee to chicago and it was a whole thing but i got to see the lake. Cresting waves as the snow is blowing in milwaukee so it was very interesting. Clear that you can get out of chicago easier than milwaukee usually milwaukee. Is you know. We're kind of like canada south with that. As long as they can. Keep the runway clear enough to get a plane on it though. Fly planes out. But if it gets bad enough i know they. They've shut down a few times. Speak that i mean you you were you were you know. Have built a name and a brand by traveling and speaking. Do you miss the travel aspect this year of getting out there and being on stage like you have no idea of feeling i have an idea. Trust me on the wall. I went into twenty twenty expecting all this international travel. I just changed jobs. And and it was part of that job. Was supposed to include a lotta travel to international conferences and even our our locations and yet none of that happened i did. Rsa and then besides tampa was scheduled to go to singapore and sydney in the two weeks following and in between those two. They shut down all travel. And yeah i've been. I've been here in my home office which i feel guilty saying suffering is pretty pretty awesome office but yeah i i cannot wait to get back on a plane. Fact even allman i have been talking about how a bunch of us are going to go find someplace to all traveled together. Just because it's we've all missed it for so long that he's actually somebody. I gotta hit out back channeled him. Because i'm trying to raise the next level of hackers and my daughter who's ten and her friend. The condition was they were able to go get the leftover halloween candy at their at my friend's daughters house. If they can get through the lock. I said cool. I'll teach guys lock picking. And i'll get you a signed copy of the lock picking guy so i try to get them to learn about lock. Picking it sucks not being out there and kind of seeing the whole community. What drove to obviously not not a wallflower. You wanna get out there and talk. What drove you to kind of get on stage. It's it's not something that's always a done by folks in our industry where where they can somewhat be a little bit more reserved. Yes so it's kind of funny. Because i've been speaking at conferences since two thousand fourteen and but i never really got was ever really serious about it like i do one here and there and it was a lot of it was because i was working in a consulting role. And it's good for you know when you're consultant especially it's good for your organization to have people out there speaking and i found right away the first time i did it like that was actually a lot of fun But then the more. I did it the more i started to realize like i just i i really you know. I've got a lot of ideas. I want to share and i love doing this because i've always been believe it or not. You know you you talk about me being out there and it's like i was very socially awkward like i was the person i go to a conference and be completely alone in a sea of thirty thousand people at defcon. Right which i mean. That's not unusual. People do that all the time but even smaller conferences like i was just never very good at starting conversations with people and so when i would speak it was a whole different world because you'll people would recognize you from having been on stage in an it. Stop you in the hall to ask you questions about what you talked about or whatever or just to thank you and it was such a great icebreaker because now i could get in. I could have conversations with people in the hallway about all this stuff that we were passionate about and we could. We could share ideas. And that's what conferences are all about to
6 million doses of vaccine delayed due to winter weather
"Weather in many parts of the country is serving is an impediment to the quick rollout of additional Corona virus vaccines. As a national vaccination effort begins to pick up steam. The disruptions, causing some delivery problems, and also resulting in the closures of mass vaccination sites in some areas. The White House says a three day delay and shipments meant that some states were trying to make up for lost ground without six million doses of vaccine sitting in warehouses.
Harsh Winter Weather Impeding COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout Across the U.S.
"Parts of the country is serving is an impediment to the quick rollout of additional Corona virus vaccines. As a national vaccination effort begins to pick up steam disruptions, causing some delivery problems and also resulting in the closures of mass vaccination sites in some areas. The White House says a three day delay and shipments meant that some states were trying to make up for lost ground without six million doses of vaccine sitting in warehouses. Keeping
Winter weather impacting U.S. vaccination plans
"Is an impediment to the quick rollout of additional Corona virus vaccines. As a national vaccination effort begins to pick up steam disruptions, causing some delivery problems and also resulting in the closures of mass vaccination sites in some areas. The White House says A three day delay in shipments meant that some states were trying to make up for lost ground without six million doses of vaccine sitting in warehouses. Keeping visors. Covert
Biden visits Pfizer vaccine plant in Michigan
"Toward a state of the art Corona virus vaccine plant today is extreme winter weather is delayed shipping of about six million Corona virus vaccine doses. The disruptions caused by frigid temperatures, snow and ice left the White House and state scrambling to make up for lost ground. Is three days worth of vaccine shipments have been temporarily delayed. At the Kalamazoo, Michigan plant. Mr Biden walked through an area called the Freezer Farm, which houses some 350 ultra cold freezers, each capable of storing 360,000 doses of the buy of the Fizer by on tech vaccine. We're doing everything the science is indicated we should do. And people are stepping up to get everything done. That has to be done. The president is urging Americans to get the vaccine when available.
Winter storms delay distribution of 6 million vaccines
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"three days" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"Like it Chris land all over again at least I knew what was going on and I didn't like it and this. But I didn't know what was going on. It's funny because this movie I was positive, I'd seen it when I put it on the list of movies for us to cover I was like Oh yeah. Of course, three days of the condor. It's great. I've seen it, and then I, went through my archives of where I look at you know what I thought of movies in the past I, keep it on the computer and I realized I'd never seen it and I think I was just confused because maybe the spy game came out with. You Know Robert Redford and Brad Pitt and a lot of the reviews talked about connections to three days of the condor and I thought I need to see that movie and apparently in my mind I did see it but I never actually physically saw it. So diving into it this time I was very excited because it's like a seventies gem that I just for some reason had bypassed and I thought it was a real like just like who'd really to watch you bypassed it or spy passed it. Oh good. Comedy Gold on sub space transmissions like this listeners. Look. Forward. Carrying that branding right over despite hearts. pocus down now go over there and listen to them instead because it's clearly better. But. I was like really just riveted throughout this. I am really finding myself drawn to these mundane spy world's kind of like get crystal where everything's just a little bit. You know working class kind of look to it a little bit ramshackle but there's all this intrigue going on underneath and I loved all of the cat and mouse stuff throat this movie so. Yeah. I was really down with it, but it does not depend on like Michael Bay editing. It's like longshot shots it's slowly moving I. There's even just moments where he recreates the crime scene using like a pen and notepad, which they would just dare to do it in a lot of these contemporary spy genre films like he could you imagine that Ryan, Reynolds movie. Doing, something like with a notepad for like four minutes. What deadpool That's breaking the fourth wall right there. I was at an underground is underground six. I could want finish that one. I was confused with. Six underground or I was also thinking of safe. House. The other Ryan, Reynolds that spy film I, I again, another one that I skipped. Yeah good choice but. No I agree like I like kind of the Lo fi approach to spycraft. We're seeing in some of these older spy movies obviously, they didn't really have an option. Because honestly like writing on pen and paper ages better than some of the computer stuff in these movies. Also, ages well. Fight scenes that are actually well choreographed in which you actually know what the mailman is doing. There's actually a kind of a story line going on as it escalates and escalates and they grab like other weapons to other I was not confused for a single moment watching his nineteen seventies movie, which I would not call it an action movie but this action sequence within it I I was just kind of sucked into everything that was going on there, and that's the trick isn't it? You can actually see the fight scene unlike hypocrites file. When Time. That's cold. Scott pushed down the stairs. It's like who to grow the. Fire. I really enjoyed that fight as well in. A apartment or whatever I liked it..
"three days" Discussed on SpyHards Podcast
"I'll just two other movies all note on the highest grossers that year down lower on the list like a round number nineteen Again, it's very hard to gauge exact numbers when you're talking about the pre nineteen, seventy, seven box office but at number nineteen, we had the great Waldo Pepper, which was another Robert Redford vehicle. I haven't seen it but it's quite notable. So Robert Redford did quite well this year also opening this year probably around the great Waldo pepper numbers again tough to track down inexact exact one, the man who would be king, which is notable for starring Sean, connery and Michael. CAINE, which was a big adventure kind of back and really great movie. That's the Sean. Connery. Bond and Harry Palm Hip Chris File. Smash. avengers style film that we all wanted. That's right back in the day before cap and Ironman, we had Canaan connery. Mortgage you one. That's right. So yeah, that kind of wraps up the behind the scenes on three days of the condor for me. I guess I'll toss it over to you Scott. Okay. Cam For my extensive background in telephonic work. I think our guest is ready to join us. So Scott, we were very special guest this time joining us the CO host of the subspecies transmissions podcast, which I co host with him Tyler Orton. Hey great to be here I am coming in through my get smart phone booth that has a trap door that leads me to the secret layer, the secret studio that you guys are record. For one podcast booth to another. Are you guys both wearing a cone of silence or did I just come here looking like a Dork? No we have one pretty much every day of our lives. Okay. Okay. So can't wait to talk to you guys about get smart I watched it like three times leading pursue today's podcast. Yeah that pilot. Zinger. Well I mean cam you telling me you you brought a friend to the meeting so I was feel comfortable. That's that's correct. Yes. Yeah. End, we're on this film but. So, Tyler take a second telephone what these substrates transmissions podcast is well. We've been doing this for what five or six years now and I think we take really irreverent look at Star Trek it's not that very academic because you and I. We are clearly not academics, but it's not that academic study. That's can sometimes be a little bit dry you. We've done things like best musical moments biggest what the F..
"three days" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Brosnan strikes on it throws from the outfield to the Catholic All that stuff I found that fascinating and I when I said to some friend who wanted to take me to a game and angels game. I said let's see feeling practice. He didn't say a word and they was no feeling practice. A couple of guys come out and toss the ball around but you know feeling brackets and I miss that. I miss lots of things. I miss seeing a manager like McGraw standing there. Coaching third base but his hands on his hips. I I miss the involvement of of of all players. What it was they were doing. It bothers me today that a manager can sitting home sitting in the Dugout and called the next pitch for a pitcher I I like a game to be returned to the players more than it is and and I I'm rambling now but the their stuff about the game today. That bothers me relax of it I have. I haven't frankly Scorecards and very very old ballgames scorecard of a St Louis Browns double header against the Yankees back wind. Each game was decided by one. Nothing Skoll and each game took about fifty five minutes to be played and the crowd and the audience was two thousand people outlet. Saint Louis speak the browns and the Yankees. All all that stuff fascinating. It's part of my history Hey you can't take away from me that I saw a lot when he was just a kid playing baseball in the major leagues things of that nature. So I WANNA think about narrative for a moment in the game that Arnold wrote about Cleveland Starter. Bob Lemon not only pitched into extra innings but also hit for himself in the top of the tenth with two outs and two on and I know that lemon was a very good hitter by pitcher standards especially earlier in his career But it's practically impossible to imagine that same scenario playing out today But it did allow Arnold to have consistent character of a pitcher who was present for the entire game which enabled him to right toward the end on. The mound was a tired very courageous. Gentlemen who had gone to the limit of his strength and Resources and like other courageous gentlemen would go a little farther in the game that you wrote about Robert. Twelve pitchers appeared and so I'm wondering if for narrative purposes would you rather had a single pitcher who could serve as a protagonist or did the constant cycling through pitchers? Actually give you more material or quiz. I'll tell you. The Greatest Day of pitching in all of baseball in history took place on December on July third. Nineteen thirty three call. Hubbard went in against Tex. Carleton each had a no hitter behind them. That game went eighteen innings. Giants wanted one nothing against relief pitcher proper proper. Hanes I guess. His name was who also picks no hitter. And that was it turns out the first game of a doubleheader and Roy Palmer Lee went up against DVD game and beat Dean. Nothing like fourteen caudillos processed. Now one nothing nothing and the catch. Gusman cousy across the entire game for the drivers. Now these things just don't happen anymore throws two hundred pictures in the game But nobody today pitchers one hundred games a hundred pictures because there's always gonNA fall off at one hundred one He knows it. Rails knows it so out. He comes after five or six innings. And that's that's a pity I I. I like to longevity of of hubbub eighteen innings. He's giving a six six in the eighteen innings and didn't walk anybody in the eighteen innings. Your stuff like that sticks with me. It's just it's it has it has history has has kind of music youthful when I would say that I would much rather have have had what Dan had. Which is a couple of starters and a few relief pitchers because when you've got six or seven or eight or nine pitching changes it the theme of Oh look. How many relief pitchers there are these days that gets old real quick fast so different thing to say about each one of of the relief pitchers that entered the game and I think I hit most of them but it did get to be really too many and I go on and on in the book about how. It's not great for the game to have so many pitching changes especially toward the end of the book. I talk about that a lot but I wish I wouldn't have had to talk about it because I think it's an unfortunate part of the game today. I'll I wanted. My game was to get rollie fingers into IT I. I spent a lot of time with fingers while I was reporting the book and he was such an interesting character for so many reasons and I and I did have this terrible fear. 'cause I I was stuck. It had to be that day for reasons. We don't need to go into but I had the game on that particular June tenth. Had to be the one that I was writing about. And if the brewers had no really collapsed early or if they were running away with it and there was no fingers I would have to. How the hell do I get this guy into the book but he made it possible for me so this you know I? I love relief pictures. I I loved Harley Wilhelm that and And the guy on the on the Yankees a murphy. I think his name was. Let's I I wouldn't twenty games because Murphy as me from the seventh inning on so You know that that's important stuff. I I'm thinking of the guy who puts that one to one count fix to convict words and and and that guy that pitcher was out of the game at somebody said well he probably said to Derocha on where where I got my man I and so I asked him about that and he said if I said that would have beaten to a pulp I said it to follow fees in spring training and I. I was allowed to get away with that as a joke right done. Little really pitching is wonderful. I you know I. I'M A sucker for the game with the changes. Great changes that. I don't like we know is in the music and the scoreboard exploding and and I went to a game and angels game. A friend had tickets season tickets and Brian. I went there to a game and the seventh inning. V V Wade. Who came up and said dessert is being served and so we went out into the hallway where they had a line of desserts. And this this is more important than watching the ballgame apparently and leave. That's not so to me. The game is a game and that's the entertainment it's not. It's not the also foolish. It's one thing I admired about Vin scully. After Jerry Doggett had left he never broadcast with another man in the booth. It was always been scully doing themselves. Yeah if I could add add something about this about arnold absolutely correct notion that the game is the important thing. The very first game that I covered as a journalist was a spring training game in Fort Lauderdale playing there and I was in the press the very small press box and I guess I can say his name Maury Allen Very Nice Guy from the New York post was sitting at. My right eye was writing for the times and Alan couldn't have been nicer to me you know. He's showing me the ropes and I was so excited to be there at my Fr- you know covering a game in the press box and I you know I said Menu have the luckiest life you get to spend all this time. Just you know with baseball and you get to sleep and live live baseball. And and he said Yeah. I like everything about it. Except for the God Damn Games and he got up and walked out there. There are people like all right. Well we just have a few more here than we will let you get on with your days of Arnold. We have access to really great statistics. Today that tell us things about players from earlier eras that people may not have even realized that time but they're still something to be said for seeing players in person and USA so many legendary players that most of us have only ever gotten glimpses of in in black and white clips. So you know Ruth Gehrig Dimaggio and Jimmie Foxx and Mellat you mentioned in Carl Hubbell and on an I and and Babe Ruth. Yes yes so I WANNA ask you. What was it like to watch and even meet Babe Ruth and second? I wonder whether any other great players come to mind to were even more impressive in person than they are when we read about them or or only look at their numbers years after the fact reach to my mind was hack Wilson who who was one of the great hitters in the National League who who approached. The magic of sixty home runs here one year. Fifty sixty eight. Something like that He's a short stubby guy. He you know you don't see guys looking like that anymore and I went to a game fittings breaches and watching Hack Wilson being run all over the CEO hitting shots all over the place and the game was over we. We uphold bunch of kids waiting outside and hat in and the cardinals came out and we jeered him said. How'd you like it when Lindstrom if your hand and Blah Blah Blah and he stood there taking it all taking it on things you know and finally went up to him? I said happy scorecard. And he statham he's GonNa kill me and grab my pencil. And he signed and every kid had had has hacked Wilson. Sinus is a lovely moments with with a fire in one of his worst days which is wonderful. Yeah and what are your memories of Babe Ruth who I think you briefly encountered as you mentioned in the book. Well he loved us so we love him. He loves kids he just loved kids and the kids back and I when you come out of the seventh inning for Saturday whoever else in the media we want the bay. We want the best. We knew we could go back in. We knew enough about the rules. That's the way we saw one of the day. We WanNa day just wonderful and then seeing him pitch day of the nineteen thirty three season the Yankees were out of it. My father came into the kitchen. My brother and I were doing the dishes and said boys we let it go to the stadium tomorrow. The Dave is GonNa Pitch and they move pitch. I see here. The home runs and he hits nine inning and he did the Red Sox so it was all legendary. Just see all that stuff so I saw crossing the street for five days later I ran up to him I said gave I saw you kid and I said how come you didn't out anybody. And he grasped he said. I want to go 'cause behind to earn their keep his rival world. Her is these these things..
"three days" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"I mean you pour yourself into the book I try to stay out of my book for better for worse probably better But the very fact of your presence in your book is what brings it to life. I think it's nice that I think it was part of that. New Journalism where where would journalists some some reason sometime decides thrust themselves into the action of the peace? They were writing and he was the case. Where I I? I totally did that and so it was. It was part of what was happening. Then around me at Bill Hines. Who's right in that kind of stuff Other people writing and ideas latched onto that style without giving it any thought the game natural to me and one of the challenges of the book about a single game is the problem of play by play. You have to describe the action but you don't Wanna get to bog down in saying so and so did this. And then so and so did that. And I'd be interested in hearing how any of you approach that problem of making play-by-play Palatable and weaving it into your narrative in your broader observations about baseball but Dan. I guess I'll direct that to you. Well I think I failed that my book is an endless digression or an endless series of aggressions in which the polite way of saying it. Or if I were showing off and say You see what you see on. The field is the tip of the iceberg. And I was writing about the nine tenths that you don't see. How did everybody get their? What our strategies to tell. What was the history of baseball in Milwaukee you know what we refer qualified him to to be win win three payments in a row and and and such this. This was my opportunity as a fan to learn everything. I didn't know about baseball to go deeply into to have access to players and staff and and the the front office and really get to know it so the the the game itself is really it's a framework or almost an excuse to hang the rest of it on it so I'm GonNa tell a story on myself. I'll try to make it brief. I finished the book and turned it into my publisher and my agent at the same time and they both liked it very much and then We I know a couple of friends read it and my editor and I worked on its And it's going through the publishing process which is both Well as you know as well then but you know that Robin I don't know. It's a long and arduous process and the copy editor began to work on. After two days he went to my editor who then called me and said you left out the bottom of the fifth I got I had gotten so in what I think is interesting stuff. I I think the book is pretty good but really I had doug. I gotten so far below that iceberg. I was drowning in an I think and then pulled myself out. Yeah I it's funny because when you talk about history and things like that. My history was was subways. Should I take the ball since like things like that Mine was so natural that that it it seems it seems it probably was effortless just to do. The book took me only maybe three weeks to write And and you know. And when I finished as a book and I gave it a sterling Lord my agent. He was very excited about it and he said he knew exactly who is GonNa Progress. At Hiram Hayden at Crown Books is going to publicly he knew that and Etcetera Etcetera Hiram. Hayden said to us when we met again. I can't do this book. I don't know how to sell it. Where do I sell it and I being a wise ass? I said the bookstore? He was very gentle with me. He said but where if I put it in with the sports books. That's where we publish books. A by that Daddy's by for their fourteen year old sons and this is not that book and he said I just cannot sell this book and so that changed the whole the whole idea the cost. This is GonNa be the book crown. Publishers who was GONNA publish and be famous Instead one second round to Thomas Fleming at that that his publishing house that was famous only because also published Collier's magazine and the Guy via the editor. There how do I illustrate this and I said Gee I don't know I? I'd help illustrate straight. A A book. Bantam books some years back. I like the guy who did the station. Should I call here call them? So I called him and he began the illustrator. It was stuff like that. It's easy and and when I was finishing at all I was finished with it. I I this book was now gone and done and in fact when it came out the first week August Body and I were Cau- driving out of New York City for good driving to some other place where we live. We did not know where that was going to be. And so I didn't have the little bit of fame I must say I appreciate with the editor. The hell did. He had read that I was able to call balls and strikes from five hundred feet away. I Su he went to the game to a game and he sat were about. I sat and he found. Yes you can do that so that was kinda flattering. Anyway I didn't have since mine was the first and I was not thinking in those terms. I had nothing to lose. Just this play around with it and do it and let it go. Which is what I did. I think that Arnold had the luxury of not needing to be particularly aggressive. His book was shorter and about a far more interesting game. Which I think is one of the reasons why it's endured for as long as as it has. I ran into the same issue. I think that the Dan did where the digressions sort of lead could lead one so far from the actual narrative of the game however unimportant it was that it could become awkward and I know that when I sent chapters to various people various friends before I sent it to my editor. One of my friends said well. It doesn't really work but I I know how to fix it and I knew what he meant. What he meant was that you couldn't follow the game action so I went back through the entire book trying to add little details and make a little more less awkward but really all my book is. Is this guy grounded out own? Here's something else I'm thinking about the next three or four pages and you have to figure out whatever it is fifty different ways to make that transition which was a bit of a challenge but ultimately you have to do it. I wouldn't break. I gotten along pretty well. Willie mays back the time. He came in fifty one Writing about him and and he liked that and so he's sort of like me. I was able to ask him. This is after after the book was published. I noticed it when they were to that ball. Mazen's GONNA catch mays world almost immediately and headed for. Where he he he wanted to go. I said to him I had to do that. I don't know he said I heard the crackle about I knew teeth things. I knew exactly where that was going to end up and I knew I would catch it now. That's that made life. I'd already written about it. But that that sort of down teed something I'd written and it was nice to hear from him the instincts of eventual prior and a good baseball player. Great Athlete is so far removed from my own life. I mean kill to hear the crack of the balance. You know exactly those two things. It's impossible you can't. You cannot be but it was an easy for him so in a day in the bleachers. Arnold wrote it was becoming a terribly. Long game played at a dragging pace. The tempo of baseball itself has slowed down and elsewhere in the book. He mentioned how long players were taking between pitches and wrote ballgames last much longer than they did in the old days of course that was a ten inning world series game played in three hours and eleven minutes which would seem pretty brisk us today in twenty nineteen. The average regular season game took three hours and ten minutes to play It's true that in fifty four games had gotten about a half an hour longer compared to win. Arnold. I started going to games. But it's also true that they've gotten more than another half hour longer Sun Sun and rob. I'm wondering how do you think that's affected the spectator experience and since we often hear that they're so much great writing about baseball because the game allows for quiet and contemplation and observation cannot slow pace? Actually be a benefit to a writer. Well I'm not sure if it's a benefit to a writer I do think that obviously the chance to have a conversation is greater. If there's more time between events but I look I think you could. There's plenty of time between plays in the NFL as well plenty and yeah the doesn't exist anymore but the Hydros Reicher conference right exactly and so there's really I I've always sort of thought that was not necessarily why baseball was more interesting to write about. I think it's more the case that interesting people have tended to be baseball. Fans historically and also baseball was obviously d sport for many decades in its reign relatively recently the nineteen sixties essentially that that Baseball was essentially dethrone at least in in some ways so no. I don't think that a four hour game means we're GONNA get better baseball if that's that's sort of logical conclusion one my John. I don't think it's true. I agree some of the very best writing goes way back and you know right. Good ride is right well and and we has in good. Ride is writing about baseball before I was born. So yeah I think it's also worth pointing out that the extended game today if we take those pauses or those those gaps in the where. There's no action. They are filled with active scoreboards and music and stadiums waves. And all these things that I'm sure all of us on this on this kind of in this conversation can't bear when I go back to the Games that I saw the As a teenager in the early nineteen sixties early middle nineteen sixties games. That took you know an hour and forty five minutes. There was plenty of time to contemplate because there was nothing going on during those contemporary of moments The pause between pitches was all yours. There was nothing interrupting and that gave plenty of time for introspection and reflection. Arnold I have a question about that for you in a day in the bleachers. You wrote about how fans had begun to bring radios to the Games and you will that some people in the stands were paying more attention to accounts of the games than the Games themselves. And so you wrote when portable television becomes the raged grim thought. Though it may be they will pack their little set to the ballparks and glue their eyes to the television screen quietly cursing the sunlight around them. That is making their reception so dim. Someday we will have ball games played in quiet studios and heavyweight championship. Prizefights fought before the three officials. The engineers and cameramen and no one else and that seems pretty prescient in the age of smartphones and also now social distancing and. I'm wondering if you could take back to a time before all of that. So you started going to games in one thousand nine hundred eighty six which was before video screens before transistor radios before music piped over the PA system even before beer vendors. Because prohibition was on a tee time so what were you able to hear then that you can't hear now at a ball game. And how is the experience of going to a game different? Well well what I miss about. The Ball Games today is if you've been practice. I Love Gong early to the Ballpark. Just to watch travis. Jackson throws his rifle shots. Bill Terry Before the game and and and Jo more in left field with the song to the plate and they had a bad standing there and talking..
"three days" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"So we've got a fun conversation for today. Do we have a phone conversation? We will spend some other conversation being respectful about baseball. And I I was doing some writing. I'll shocking kind of events and developments. That has not made itself known quite well and as in the course of that I had occasion to go back and watch part of like just like the least consequential parts. I want to be very clear. The least consequential parts of the Red Sox Yankees series in London last summer. And I don't know if you recall the the first game of that series that they played where just stays world series. Roughly seven thousand runs Between them and the game in question will I recall it starting when I was eating breakfast because you know funny timezones and I live in Pacific time and I had time and occasion to breakfast and then go to the gym and then meet a friend for Beer and some snacks after the gym in the game was still going on the game just followed me through whole day and I remember that experience of it and I was listening to you. Know all the goofy. All the goofy commentary and INS and outs you know bumpers in and out that they were doing during that to remind us that England has a queen and also they play cricket. They say words funny. There are lots of US next to Os. We don't know why and Gosh. I just Miss Baseball so I just really do. And I know why we can't have it and that's that's the right choice but man would be good to mark time in a way that's comprehensible to my brain. So boy agree. Yeah it's great to have. Cpl and K B O and all the other varieties of baseball but the ones that we were weaned on the one that we're used to with all the people that we know and the teams were used to rooting for. We missed that one and as much as we miss watching baseball from afar we also miss going to games that communal experience. It's very easy to mock people waxing poetic about the green grass and the crack of the Bat. And yes. Those things are kind of cliches. But they're kind of cliches reason. Those things are pretty cool and you miss them when they're taken away and so. We thought that we would devote this episode to remembering what it's like to go to cames via three books about going to a game so this just seems like the perfect comfort that we can offer right now on a day that the little league world series was cancelled. I mean what's more depressing than that? There's little league. That's the saddest possible headlined but there is a genre of baseball book that is devoted to the idea of going to a single game and writing about that single game in some amount of depth. And it's been done in a few different ways and from a few different perspectives. But the most notable entries in this genre are a day in the bleachers which came out in nineteen fifty five. And that's by Arnold Hainault and then in one thousand nine hundred eighty five and Oakmont published nine innings and in two thousand eighteen rob neier published powerball and in all of these books the author goes to a game writes about going to a game writes about all the players in that game all the experiences in that game and make some broader observations about baseball and life and human nature in why we care about sports and how the game has evolved over time and I have had a chance and reason because of this episode to go back and revisit those books and we've both been reading a day in the bleachers over the past week and it really is nice to at least remember what it was like and sort of bittersweet but it brings you back to that moment and hopefully that moment will be back for us sometime soon but for today we wanted to get all three of those authors together on this call and have them tell us about the experience of writing those books and talk to each other about their experiences and I thought we had a really great conversation that I think we all enjoyed I agree it was lovely so we will get right to it. Let's bring in our guests.
"three days" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Friends family members in sometimes people who could have easily been enemies as they bridge divides and build connections. Where you'd least expect it episodes? It's are available every Tuesday and we're back and let's move to the hearing from this afternoon. If you both please rise and raise is your right hand. I will begin by scoring you in the former special representative for Ukraine negotiations. Kurt Volker I did this on a part time voluntary basis with no salary paid by the US tax payer simply because I believed it was important to serve our country in this way I believed I could steer US policy. In the right direction and national security adviser on Russia and Europe Tim Morrison Jeff Ranking member Nunez and member of the committee. I appear before you today under subpoena. Answer your questions about my time. Senior Director for European affairs at the White House and the National Security Council and Volker kick things off with something of a surprise when we found out that his testimony had changed from what he delivered in his closed door deposition to what he was now delivering in public in hindsight insight. I now understand that. Others saw the idea of investigating possible corruption involving Ukrainian company Barista as equivalent to investigating former president Vice President Biden. I saw I saw them is very different. The former being appropriate on remarkable the latter being unacceptable. In retrospect I should have seen that connection differently. And had I done so I would raise my my own objections. There were numerous in retrospect in his opening statement. Volker is the latest witness to change his recollection. Since this process began the I was I am Bassett. Gordon Samland the US ambassador to the EU he submitted an addendum to his earlier depositions saying that the testimony of others had refreshed his recollection and Volker had the same experience. He spoke to that July tenth meeting which was very critical because that was the meeting at which Sunland said he already had an agreement for meeting between Zilinskiene can trump from acting White House chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney John Bolton said we need to end this meeting that's not appropriate now. Volcker says he does remember something like that but the way he characterize is it was a little bit different from the other witnesses Mara. What does that mean? What does this mean? I don't know if it means anything except for vocal is trying to make sure that he doesn't get in a situation Jason where he perjured himself but I think he painted himself as being naive. He didn't get it. He didn't get the secret code. burris MMA means Biden because Joe Joe Biden's son hunter sat on the board of Barack Obama. And that is what the president thought and Rudy Giuliani. Thought would be a weapon. They could use against Joe Biden to say that he was involved in some kind of corruption in Ukraine because his son sat on the board of his company and it's something they keep repeating. Yes without evidence but to me what what struck me about. Both Volcker and Morrison is that these were Republican witnesses. They thought that they'd be good for their side and both of them were deeply committed to the official US foreign policy on Ukraine which was to arm Ukraine against Russian aggression Volker worked very hard as he said to solve the problem when the aid was held up. or where the meeting wasn't forthcoming. He really wanted to make it happen. Even even at the expense of getting involved in this shadow diplomacy three amigos kind of off the books effort to get the president of Ukraine to open an investigation into what it turns out to be Joe Biden in one sense. Volker is kind of a victim of the process here. A lot of us now know because the White House released its call record about trump's conversations with the queen cleaning President President Zelinski what they talked about. And what the parameters for that were but what Volker has said is. He didn't get that readout of the call in real time in July after it took place what we we know now. Volker is saying he didn't know then and so he wasn't able to put the pieces together and understand that a lot of this had to do with the Biden's the Ukrainian Union Gas Company Burris. Ma and he understands that because of everything that's taken place since but not in real time as investigators are putting the story together so here are two witnesses that were recalled by Republicans who testified that they didn't know why the funding was being held up and that they thought the funding should be moved along and sent to Ukraine as soon as possible bowl and they also testified that the call was not a perfect call to me. Tim Morrison turned out to be a better witness for the Republicans incurred Volcker because he testified that he didn't hear anything that concerned him on the call. He was disappointed that the president didn't follow the talking points and talk about corruption in Ukraine. But but he didn't hear anything that he thought was inappropriate or illegal. Did anything concern you want to call. That was a long pause America. That was a very long but that is something that Republicans can be happy about. We know they are we know. Oh because the president is the present campaign. Spokesperson tweeted that out as soon as as soon as it was said the big question about this Ukraine story is can he do it. And Morrison's view is yes he can we know from his deposition in his career. Morrison has an expansive view about executive power he said to investigators earlier that. There's no one above the president under article two in terms of setting foreign policy and his perspective was. It's going to be politically problematic for us if this gets out. We want to continue to support Ukraine because he supports that work against it's Russia but he doesn't view trump's actions in Ukraine affairs having been inappropriate or having broken the law. It is notable that he just like Vin men he random lawyers all of these people all of these officials devoted committed to the US foreign policy on Ukraine and the president of the United States. Not Not at all. The president of the United States sees Ukraine as an entity that will help him be reelected and Volcker testified again. Today that ultra cared about was writing some wrong that he thought had been done by the Ukrainians against him they tried to take me down as VOCA described it trump for whatever reason believes this Ukrainian Union storyline. And that's why we are where we are so in terms of what Republicans were trying to get from these witnesses. I mean they got some contradictions. They got Volker saying that Investigating Biden or twenty sixteen was a bunch of conspiracy theories but they also got a number of officials officials on record with differing views of the call and differing views of the president's request. When he says do me a favor I'd like you to look into these things? was that a threat. was that a demand was that just simply a nice ask and Mike Turner from Ohio Republican from Ohio. Hi Al asked Tim Morrison about that. Do you believe 'cause he only was telling us his opinion. Do you believe in your opinion that the president states demanded the presence Alinsky undertake these investigations. Her this is a thread that goes back to the beginning of the trump presidency. FBI Director James Comey goes to see trump trump. Says I hope you can ensue away. Clear to letting this thing go to letting flynn go. What is trump saying is he saying James Comey? I hereby direct. You as your boss to let Flynn go or is he saying saying hey. Wouldn't it be great. This poor guy. He suffered for so long. Different people hear the conversation different ways and the Ukraine affair. Just encapsulates one more time that trump's way of of doing business can be interpreted as many ways as there are people giving opinions about it on these phone calls in executing his policy. What Democrats would say is this is the most powerful awful man on the planet let alone in the United States of America? And you can't say that the president saying do me a favor is just like your friend handed work saying do me favor. Could you hand me the coffee and briefly guys. Even though we're really tired now it turns out we get to get up early tomorrow and do it all over again and the witness. His testifying tomorrow is someone whose name has been uttered countless times over the course of this public testimony. Gordon Sunland Phil who is he. He is the guy at the center of everything he's been described by witnesses as the guy who could talk with President trump personally one witness described calling him from a restaurant on his cellphone Keiv and president trump talking so loudly that everyone at the table could hear what he was saying and also having been given these special assignments for Ukraine over the course of this year Sunland is the key witness. He's amended ended his testimony. At least once as we've talked about and everyone is going to be listening very closely to what he says to impeachment investigators on Wednesday and no one knows if he's going to be a good witness the Republicans a good witness for the Democrats or maybe just all around unreliable there. There was a witness today. Who referred to him as the Gordon problem? We don't know who he is going to be Gordon problem for but tuned into tomorrow's podcast. We will be back at five o'clock tomorrow to breakdown the testimony from the day A and again late tomorrow night with the breakdown of the Democratic debate that is also happening. Tomorrow I'm Keith. I covered the White House. I'm still ewing election security editor. And I'm Mara Liasson National Political correspondent and thank you for listening to the NPR. Politics podcast.
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"Podcasts as well as at Bloomberg dot dot com we are seeing the repo rate that got a lot of people all bent out of shape a couple days ago come down further as New York fed engages third day of its Repo facility trying to inject com into this basic plumbing of the financial system here joining us. Tom Kennedy Global Head of macro and fixed income. Tom Strategy at J. P. Morgan Private Bank here in our Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studios Tom. I'm wondering if we could start talking about the takeaways from his full episode. Does this mean that the Federal Federal Reserve allowed its balance sheet. Just get two small as it allowed to shrink with quantitative tightening. Yes yes all right so why why yeah yeah the amount of liquidity that a a very dynamic economy needs is impossible to know inexact real time you can see it and see indicators years of a certain amount of excess reserves which I'm going to call the quantity for the sake of this discussion that you need for the economy to function the analogy is that I use in my own personal life when I was in college didn't have a job wasn't really spending much. My checking account could have relatively small balance in it. It was very small. Trust DOC fest forward. You have a family you have a job. You have debt you have more liability needs and you need to have more cashing checking checking account same analogy can be applied add to the US economy. This economy has grown remarkably over the last ten years and the REPO market signals. This week are telling us about one point. Three trillion in reserves is just not enough liquidity and I. I'm fully aware of the technical issues of the supply and demand that happened over the last couple of weeks but I think we can for for most people out there smooth through that Adam say. There's just not enough liquidity in the system. Despite the popular belief that liquidity is awash in the system and repo markets this this week have been telling us that the Fed comes out with temporary operations. They're just putting cash and liquidity into the system they. This is a temporary fix for a permanent problem album. They are going to need eventually to have the the balance sheet continue to expand that's not. QE Just to make sure there's enough liquidity in the system shouldn't be inflationary. How do they do it. Give them a good point. They said the mechanics are the same but the objective in the end goal are different in a place where you need to make sure sure there's enough liquidity. You're injecting just enough to make sure markets. Function shouldn't be inflationary because you're just making sure you're checking account for the sake of this example has enough to meet your demands. QE is by even more bonds that are that are necessary for liquidity in any attempt to really pull your lower and stimulate late inflation different objective same mechanical implementation that needs to be done. What if the Fed decides doesn't agree with you and decides this is short term blip. We don't need to do really anything. We don't have to grow this ballet much. Repo rates will continue to remain high and this week overnight repo traded north of nine percent for period of time. I it's quite simple to realize that if you're receiving a yield on an instrument that you own let's just say it's a ten year treasury that holds a coupon of two percent and to finance that security at nine percent. Obviously that's a negative carry position and can't go on for very long so levered players system. If the Fed doesn't address this will not be able to function so the Fed currently has a one point three trillion dollars of non treasury or mortgage backed securities debt is liquidity for this purpose correct the reserves the excess reserves on the liability on the liability side is about one point three zero point three trillion dollars. How much should it be. I don't know I don't think think they know either. I think that all they're realizing is it's not enough right now and this is the this is where the art of central banking meets. What I think is perceived you've science. The economy is so dynamic. They don't know the on this on this day. We need one point four trillion. They don't know so they have to feel it. A little bit and the repo market is is sending them a signal. They don't have enough okay so the consequences are pretty diorite that we could end up with liquidity crunch. Even a downturn or some sort of seizure user levered players could get out of the water. could pull back this private debt private equity. you know all sorts of levered currency funds looking at that that right. I'm wondering on the flip side. The Federal Reserve comes out starts to buy a lot more bonds. We're just trying to manage the situation. How do they distinguish that from. I'm trying to ease financial conditions yeah the communication. There's a communication challenge with this. This hasn't been a part of their toolkit for ten years. They over the next six to eight weeks the head of the October meeting there's going to you're going to hear lots of education from them to distinguish the two and that's going to be vitally important. There is no one in the United States better position to do this than the new fed. They're going to do a great job doing it but there's there needs to be more education on this and I expect them to start that a soon as possible. Did you hear anything from chairman. Paul yesterday on that issue yeah I think he I read him saying we're going to learn a lot over the next six weeks as they tried to feel where the level of excess reserves is required and I also interpreted him as they're going to do a lot of work on how much the balance sheet needs to grow and my expectation out of yesterday's that they're. GonNa come up with announcement in October about how to start expanding the balance cheating in to meet these liquidity needs just not do. QE Just real quick given your experience at the New York Fed. Do you think that they will get it right eventually or do you think that this will remain a real problem album hundred percent confident. They're going to get it right the team there can do it. I think the art of doing this is is what's important here. They had to feel where the stress points were sure. I think it caught them by surprise quite candidly this came a lot sooner than than myself and I thought that I think they thought as well and Powell more or less admitted that yesterday but they're going to fix it and these temporary market operations are vital and they're doing them but again. It's a temporary fix. They need the permanent fix and they'll give it to us. Tom Kennedy thanks so much for joining us. Tom Kennedy's global head of macro and fixing come strategy J. P. Morgan Private Bank educating us and our listeners on the repo market doc clearly a challenge ahead for the Federal Reserve to manage that part of the yield curve.
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Wills meeting with the president does lead CJ to her brilliant revelation that she can create a coalition within the United Nations just out of the NATO powers. And it's a significant enough group of countries that she can really craft a statement out of that. Hey, we've gotten NATO behind us. That's what actually the president had called will in for will says he wanted thoughts on NATO's role in peacekeeping. And I liked that he did not continue and say, and that's because my dad used to be right supreme commander allied forces. I guess as he said that a lot as a kid in grade school. So he doesn't need to say. Now, he's a fully-fledged adult as Greg described him. That's right. So he doesn't have to say it anymore. But it's just a nice little nod to those of us who know he's got this long-term connection to NATO. And so, of course, the president would want to have his advice when it comes to what they might do. Absolutely. He's absolutely crucial offscreen. He's supreme commander of offscreen advice giving. And in advertently revelation fuelling also, yes, John Spencer's performance. Again. I thought was fantastic watching Leo just having difficulty swallowing from his throat being so dry after he comes out, I've known surgeries just it's painful to watch. I mean, there's really affecting when the president says I'm gonna need that list of names. And he says only one he he got the crack. Parched. Quality to his voices nicely done nicely done. And then I actually made a sound. I went ball when the president got teary and choked up when he said go spend some time with my outgoing chief of staff. And we got work to do Martin sheen brings tears into his eyes and voice gets a little thicker in those lines. And I thought that was nice work as well. I agree. I was very taken with this hair. In this episode for some reason who's here president Bartlett's Martin's. He's just got a real like presidential wedge on his head. Is that a compliment to call someone's hair a witch? I think wedge salad is just it's just a beautiful thing to behold, it looks like takes a lot of time. No, okay. I don't know. I mean, it only as a compliment, I think you'll find this. As a wedge issue. Perhaps. So I think there's a good tweet something about this whole Romain lettuce recall being a wedge issue. I'm trying it right now here to eat. I think it's not going to be a popular one. I think people are gonna do. Well. Later in the season. There are some questionable hair things happening. Bradley, Whitford hair gets real crazy. The season doesn't. Yep. Oh, looking forward to that. I will have a lot to say. Anything else in this episode of the west wing? I just want to talk about musk melon more. Yeah. Toby mentions to the president that there are two hundred ninety million people who come first before. Leo, the population of the US at the time. Now, there are three hundred twenty five million more. We've got thirty five million more people than Toby described. That's a lot of tax credits. Taxes credit? Yes, you're saying they're all children. Well, I think they all started as yeah. Who can say I can I haven't seen it myself. Wow. You need the actual empirical evidence. All right after all of the back and forth between Josh and Toby in. What seemed to me what I perceived as this kind of power struggle between the two of them. There's this detente. Toby says I wanted to run it off something anything a decision making tree and Josh still bristling still prickly says view at the top, no. With you at the top me Talil gets back trying to tell the president would give you the job turns out, we didn't get there. But that conversation in the corridor of the hospital Toby was hoping to get the president to give the job to Josh. But Leo speaks in has just the one one name. And that's how it goes. I like that that was Toby's approach and makes sense. I think so too. I like the way it sets things up the idea that they both thought Josh would be the person who should fill in. And that both of them are rebuffed. That's it for another episode of the west wing weekly. Thanks for listening. Thanks for listening this whole year. This is our last episode of twenty eighteen. Yeah. Wow. Now that you're on the books. Yeah. We'll be back on January nineth with episodes six..
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"I thought that this whole episode also had kind of funny strain of big block of cheese day in terms of the congress people who come in talk to Toby. And Josh, you know, it's pork instead of cheese, but they're asking for crazy things in order as either support, and it really does feel like these crackpots very much, so yeah. One of them wants to institute a monarch game institutes monarchy. I'm sure Turkmenbashi would be all for it's sure and the other would like to abolish the institution of marriage altogether. Yeah. I love the moment. When they finally tell the president that this is what they're up against Martin sheen has great nod after they described the ways that they've screwed up for a Bill to appoint an American monarch or a ban on the institution of marriage except in casinos and department stores and Martin sheen. Does this thing where he fr? Rounds and nods at the same time. I would encourage everyone at this moment to try frowning and nodding it really has a lot to there's a live juice to that a nation. It's a Robert deniro kind of. True. And he does there. He's a really big frowning, non he's like, okay. It's just a great moment to characters. They fill are slightly short changed in this episode. Ed, Larry, well, that's in every episode. You can never have enough had Larry as far as I'm concerned, Margaret, I would have liked to see what Margaret was going through with Leo. Yeah. Bedridden she there couple of quick shots verb. But we don't really get the kind of concern on the level that you know, Margaret would have for Leo, right? Would like to have seen a little bit about how this is all affecting her in a John wells in kind of way, you wanna see her not stopping for red lights barreling down. That's exactly right. Yeah. And I'd like to see your car flip on the way to the White House right itself, and then screech into the parking lot and Donna returns, and she seems to be completely free of trauma haven't gone through an incredibly huge event. What's the time element? Here. Do you know few weeks a few weeks? Well, it's been since season five so really, you know, many many months fair enough. She comes back in Josh wheels. Her, you know, towards her desk, not actually to her desperate and just funner there. Yeah. Oh, and here's a pen get to work. Yeah. Yet chivalry. Yeah. The Penn thing reminded me of say anything. Art, and she gave me. There you go. Yeah. It's exactly what. Donna got. Yeah. Yep. I think it's Joshua's maybe kind of way of trying to give her his heart or something. John cusack. Once blocked me on Twitter. And now follows me The ball. you. Is you journey we've taken. Yeah. I'm sure he just doesn't connect me to the person he wants blocked. Well, I'm glad to hear that. Because that did distress me when you were having a one way spat. I'm a big fan of say anything. I'm a big fan of saying anything. What people don't know as you went to his house stood outside the window busting gave real. That's how I got him to follow him back worked. I wanted to highlight the moment when the president Kerns to abbey and confesses that he thinks that he's the one who caused Leo's heart attack fired him. Yeah. I like that she Intuit's. That's what's on his mind. Although obviously, she doesn't know that he is in fact, fired him or ask for his resignation. She knows that that what's plaguing. What's on his mind is the idea that he's brought him into this pressure cooker of job has contributed to his health problems. Yeah. I think my favorite moment of of everything going on with the president. And Leo, you know, as he's wracked with guilt about all of this stuff. And he's trying to come to terms with what to do and wanted to replace Leo and not being able to make that call is that moment when happy says you've got to keep him out of that job. He'll kill himself for you. If you don't. Yeah. And instead he's side seal Kelsey Johnston. That's right..
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"The Turkmen people gnaw on bones like dogs to strengthen their teeth. He's nuts. I love about this is that is all true. What that is. All real is a really that's fantastic. The things made me laugh. It didn't occur to me even to Google and see I thought it was again, some sort of maybe casual racism, I don't name check him in the episode, but Turkmenistan's first ever president was a guy named supper Mora Niyajov. And here are some of the things that he brought about one he banned the use of lip synching at public concerts in two thousand five because of the negative effect on the development of musical arts. Where does he stand on tick tock? Yeah. That would probably be. Yeah. It would be blocked. The here a couple of dog related things that I really like one he banished dogs from the capital because of their unappealing odor. But the thing that Josh says about the people gnawing on bones like dogs to strengthen their teeth. That's true. Is that I watched young dogs when I was young they were given bones to gnaw on to strengthen their teeth. Those of you whose teeth of fallen out did not chew on bones. Wow. So that was his advice was that the Turkmen people should choose on bones to strengthen their teeth. I cannot believe this all real. It's all real. I mean, it just it's really a thrill to read about the stuff. He outlawed opera and ballet and circuses for being unturned like in two thousand four he said that mentioned no longer have long hair or beards. And then just some of my favorite ones. He abolished the Turkmen word for bread and replaced it with Gurbansoltan his mother's name. Hats off to this guy. Because if you can't have fun with being a monarch or ruler. I mean, then it's wasted on you. These are the kind these are the kind of things I would do I think that's awesome. He renamed the month of April after his mom. His mom whose name was April. Call me over the I call that country Turk people's NAN. Yeah. He liked to be known as Turkmenbashi father of the Turkmen. Yeah. That's kinda sweet hats off to you, by the way, free. Looking this stuff up? I had I think there's a nanosecond where he thought is any of this even be remotely accurate, and then I'm not gonna waste a Google search on that. It's real. I mean, the thing about the holiday for the melon is real melon day. Melody melody. Yeah, we missed it this year. We should celebrate. Next year. August eleventh two thousand nineteen is melody it's the festival devoted to the musk melon. I smell a t shirt. Might the our final piece of merge. Melon day. Also, it is the musk melon. So if you are smelling the t shirt, it might be I must Mel addresses smelling. Well, now, I want to create a sitcom set in Turkmenistan under this guy's rule. Yeah. Just hats off to ally for this tidbit. It's fantastic. I love it. I mean, if you would ignore the sort of repressive dictatorial rule part of Turkmenbashi. Yeah. And you should yes. Let me laugh if you're going to have any fun. Sure, what's say, we take a quick break and come back later..
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"We don't see any of it. But I'm just thrilled to have been mentioned to have been important senior. Yeah. But it could have been interesting if that was sort of feeling about whether will might have been the right person for the job would have been interesting to see that conversation. And maybe for us to surmise. Why? Oh, he's not the great pick. And maybe, you know, could have happened with other people as well would have been interesting to see the process and Bartlett's thought process, and why Leo's lobbying for CJ, and I would have liked to see that. Yeah. Missed opportunity. I think. Yeah. Greg Brock the reporter. He knows that. There's something interesting about that conversation. I'm hearing. We'll Bailey then you should have your hearing checked at a one on one with the president yesterday. First time all year knows the military which Josh and Toby donors. It's Leo's second. Josh. And Toby know every inch of the government military industrial animal men are lots of folks can manage down wheels. Proven he can manage up a fully-fledged adult. Thanks, greg. Let's break down some of the mishaps between Toby? And Josh because there are a lot of them in this episode in round one of sort of this cringing cycle. Toby says look we're in the middle of an intersection without a traffic cop. If we want we can run things through me. And Josh immediately thinks it's about ego talking about a process, and if we want to sacrifice, livestock and your name the great line. But it feels like it sets things off that there's going to be a little bit of a power showdown between Josh and Toby and CJ tries to clear the air. She says how about UB the communications director UB the deputy chief of staff. It's great. But again, it's one of many occasions where CJ has the level headed decision, and that's fine. But it's just like so many points for CJ so many points against Josh all within one episode. It feels like it's just cramming to try and prove that it should be her instead of Josh, right? Oh, yeah. And of course, reverse engineering from the. End that is what they're doing. Yeah. It just a little blatant got round two of this. I think is right after they meet CJ says in her duties as press secretary, plus without Leo there. She's like, okay. We really we have to get statements endorsing the peace plan from every member of the UN Security Council. I thought this was a clever thing, you know, the reason why CJ would be talking to the UN is because they're actually talking about getting statements. You know that there's there's public message part of it. The are aspect. Yeah. She's dealing with these UN Member States, and she has the idea and then Toby comes in and has the same idea you might wanna start gathering statements from Security Council members build momentum toward that resolution. We can tell the president was your idea. Thanks. Hey, why don't you work with state bundled together? Any public statements for members of the Security Council? I gotta get back on us. And she doesn't bother to correct them say, yeah, I got it guys. I already know this rises. Sure Caroline CJ exchange that look like these men being one step. Hind and then wanting to take credit for right being one step ahead. Yeah. And then round three is is this child tax credit issue. Capping the number of children for the three hundred dollar tax cut. Josh and Toby are out there making opposite deals without communicating with each other. And I think this is what you're talking about like come on. Would you really be having these conversations and not have any kind of plan here? This is the first couple of weeks in the administration kind of mistake to be making. Hey, let's sit down for five minutes. Yes. Talk about where we are. Hey, there's any development text me off like, let's stay this really stay together on this..
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"An interim chief of staff for the next couple of days while they wait to see how Lee is health crisis pans out. And then he goes from just a whispered word from his chief of staff, Leo to just choosing CJ. Yeah quickly. Yep. Pete rouse was interim chief of staff to President Obama. He served for three months after Rahm Emanuel laughed and before William Daley took over, and, you know, an interim chief of staff makes sense one thing that I do like about the idea of Leo. He is the chief of staff. Right. And so one of his responsibilities is to kind of recognize talent and see what people are capable of and put them in the right room with the at the right time. And I like the idea that he has seen in CJ over the past six years that she actually has the stuff to be chief of staff, even though she doesn't have maybe the most obvious resume for that job. He has some Leo vision. That's allowed him to say it's got to be her. I agree with you. And I think there's a little something missing. Then instead of this whole thing occurring sort of tacitly without our hearing anything of substance or even the suggestion that there is a greater conversation between Leone president Bartlett would have been interesting to hear I feel like if somebody who is as an expert as I am finds that is not credible for the press secretary v come chief of staff would have been worth a seen a moment to speech to hear a little bit of the substance of why Leo's just got the one name. I would like to heard how he would articulate it. And I wouldn't have minded an acknowledgement that this is, you know, this may not be what you're expecting this might be an audience and this has never happened before. But here's why. No, I think you're right. I mean, I think about the way that that'd be fitter was chosen for her job. And we got a really great dramatization of why she was the right person. Despite all these surface attributes that made it seem like she would be a terrible choice coming into the White House. Hi. Hi. And how zany she was with their poker in APAC, affirming and stuff. But in the end, we got to see evidence of why she would be the right replacement for such a huge role. And that was MRs Landingham here. We're talking about Leo. That's a very very good point. And I think you could have built probably a great entire episode where that was the plot this decision rather than it's sort of simmering in the background of the rest of this episode, and then occurring sort of offscreen. Yes, there were any, you know, real conversations about him. Maybe that's the foundational criticism that I have is that I am four C J being the chief of staff, I think is an interesting decision. But I feel like it was done hastily here. Yeah. It could have had one more episode to stretch out that replacement where we did get to have those things expanded upon could have been great and could have been interesting. I chuckled to myself as I watched this episode. I thought oh finally will get a great scene in the Oval Office head to head with president Bartlett..
"three days" Discussed on The West Wing Weekly
"Talking about episode three from season six it's called third day story. It was written by our dear dear friend, Eli. It was directed by our dear one dear because he hasn't been on his often friend Christopher messiah. No. And it first aired on November third two thousand four in this episode. The White House is in chaos without Leo who suffered a heart attack at Camp, David. But before signing the Middle East peace accord, the president wants the staff to get the support of congress and the United Nations, Josh and Toby or pulling in opposite directions without a chief of staff to direct them CJ. Does the best she can to maintain some order and Donna returns to work, but she's in wheelchair and Charlie reveals that he could graduate from Georgetown. But he's putting it off because he's afraid of swimming. There is no swim test for Georgetown's graduation, by the way, there is a swim test for Cornell. Really? Yes. But my parents attended and they're fine. Fine swimmers as a result there, some notable things about this episode that I thought we could mentioned off the top one. This is the first time that Melissa FitzGerald is given a guest starring credit. That's funny. I did notice it. Yeah. I was wondering if I just hadn't noticed it before. But she's got that. Nice upfront credit. Yeah. But ago fits Armin Mueller Stahl is also given an upfront credit. But then I didn't see him in the episode and I had to go back. And he's on TV. We don't see him in person. So to speak in episode screened in screen interesting. Yeah, he got a special guest star credit for that is a Hollywood heavyweight. Another thing about this episode that is different from others is we get the title across the picture of the White House as we're entering. We don't get our trademark black screen between the previously on and the start of the episode. We get the title third day story in the bottom as opposed to. Centered over black. I don't know why that that is nor do I maybe it's just them trying out new stylistic moves, maybe they misplaced that black card. I don't know. How it all works, technically? Yeah. Somebody left in the art department closet. I just throw it over the White House. What would you think of this episode? Love it. It was fun to watch has some great. I think ally dialogue, and there's some funny stuff and lighter, and it's sort of a little bit of a respite from some of the more dramatic were even soap operatic elements of the preceding two episodes, although there's still darkness here. But I don't aspects of it struck me as silly not always in a good way. What struck you silly the CJ Josh eating contest? I think is silly like although kind of funny, and I like when she walks by the Roosevelt room, then has a second thought and comes in. And then she after taking his brownie way, she comes back again takes all the brownies. It's funny that made me laugh, but an all seems to the Genesis of it seems to be our friend is fighting for his life and here eating a Donut. I just didn't really get the. That's it. I'm challenging you to week of not eating isn't that? I don't know. It seemed maybe it's a quibble to refer to a minor comic subplot as inorganic. But it's not like, I'm not aware of CJ being a health food nut and Josh's being a chronic -ly bad eater. It just kind of came..
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"Younger women hungry for political office on the left but yeah i mean i think that that's that's certainly the case and i'll or a you know one of the things that's definitely true is if you look at the data among you know using trump's approval rating is perhaps a proxy for this particular thing what you saw within the data was that overwhelmingly the people who hated trump the most were eighteen or twenty nine year old women overwhelmingly his approval rating they're in any particular month pretty much never got above 25 percent maybe a few months it was twenty six or twenty seven but dipped as low as twenty one percent and that's far different than it is among the sixty five and older crowd where even at a low point which was the end of the year was still 40 percent among sixty five and older women so you know i think that the concentration where the energy is within the parties right now it's really among younger people that really really don't like trump and younger women in particular and that's probably going to drive what goes on and you continue to see a demographic problem for republicans right way if you're not acting people the certain gender of a certain age group then longterm you're gonna you're going to see ito people who might have been leftleaning republicans decided to be centrist leaning democrats whatever it is you know like there's a certain hurdle that i think is faced with when republicans sort of missed this kind of wave army mobile certainly point out that trump's approval rating if you go by age group is and you control for parties worst among the youngest republican than his among the oldest obviously there's timed to repair that over the long term you know politics as never stationary things tend to move but at least in the short term yeah let's start drove up your was of may be any final thoughts on the women's march in particular whether flip thought like sustained bigger smaller different from the one that happened a year ago and whether says anything about the sort of wave that we've been discussing here but perry in dc uh you know in the three days of the shutdown talking to lawmakers like where does.
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"I looked at uri two is that um generally the polling up to now has shown that the on the idea of women more you know we have more women in office if a partisan divide meeting democrats male and female davis should be more women republicans male and female generally don't care that much about that issue or that are ten the not too and with this get with this showing is at this point your showing is a republican men slightly more saying more that this year you're saying that more by republican women this huge jump 2016 twenty he reports republican senate republican women say we need more women in politics versus 2017 fifty nine percent of women republican so big so majority a pretty clear majority growth of 31 percent um also the big number was a a nineteen percent increase from sixty to eighty seven among democratic men saying we need more women in politics so i think those are two uh big shifts and i think that does go to the i think it goes to again hillary's off the ballots i think that you she with less about hillary now the question is how they hillary question one but i do think there's something about you know me to discussions were having in the country that i think are raising the issue that women see issues differently particularly the focus on in this sort of how both parties i think didn't do much about sexual assault on capitol hill and you can see women are leading to that issue uh going forward so i do think there is a gap and there is a recognition um throughout politics they see more women involved i think particularly republican women had this big growth and i think you'll end up seeing more republican women run for office which i think you're seeing already and i think in the next democratic primary base in the numbers of seeing i think there'll be a girl by the democratic men we'll be more sensitive to the fact that maybe they didn't like hillary for reasons there were somewhat gender aligned in will then review kamala harris gillaibrand accelerate differently than they viewed hillary clinton won note on the republican women and then.
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"Between hillary clinton and donald trump and that is something that has continued on this is far larger than the gender gap that we saw for barack obama soda put it this way right now we have a fifteen percentage point difference in approval between trump among men and women for comparison the difference by gender imp former president obama's approval rating gallup's weekly surveys in december nine two december two thousand nine was never greater than six percentage points so this is more than two times that gender gap that we were seeing this is a huge huge split among men and women and it's sometimes shows itself you know in the generic congressional ballot as well uh so i wouldn't be surprised if we get a large gender gap going into this year's midterm elections and the gender gap has the gap i know that his approval has maybe tick damp has the gap stayed the same or as the gender gap widening are that the gap itself among the general population does seem to be staying stable however we do see perhaps some patterns among different groups one that stuck out to me that i think was the typically signify gant was among republican women verses republican man so then the first month what we saw was about three point gender gap and in the last month of two thousand seventeen we saw a seven point gender gap between republican men and women and that in itself is a very very large gap within party you know if you go back to barack obama in two thousand sixteen the cooperative congressional election survey we saw that you know within party the gap was never more than two percentage points you go back for george w bush back in two thousand eight the american national election survey was never a was pretty much a one percentage point or less if you look at between republican men republican women and democratic men in democratic woman so you get a very very large gender gap even within party at the scene clear any reaction that republican women in particular movement they're mansell feel like it's a group we just keep mentioning over and over on this fact the numbers tennis you fritz van on that point this shouldn't be to me that surprising right in so far.
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