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Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

01:24 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"Of wins. But if it's close if it's within five points the democrats have serious problems. It should not be a five point race job. I think tim point out of trump. In virginian- twenty twenty against trump if if glynn young keeps it within five of mcauliffe. That's not good for the democrats The polling averages today put the control of virginia legislature is a toss up all of a sudden. that's not good for the democrats. I still think this is terry mcauliffe's to win but i also think we're flying little blind with polling. I actually want to spend some time talking about pulling today. But what you've got to understand. Is that despite with bowling. Shows that the polling by the way does show the police average that that terry mcauliffe his head. And i think he is. The democrats are in panic about it. They're operated as if they're about to lose it. Now listen i know you will have spin meisters out there and some of you. I could feel it in the fourth some of yours. Well of course you're always going to try to close because you want maximum turnout. But he's really he's fine he's going back that's your spin. I've run campaigns. I been the campaign manager in the political consultant. You don't operate like they're operating all hands on deck battle-cries crisis attack attack attack attack at the very end. The way he's doing it. Unless you think you might be about to loose there are rhythms and patterns to campaigns in their behavior and these are the patterns that rhythms of a campaign. That's worried about losing interior. Mcauliffe should not be worried about losing in virginia. He's a previously elected governor. He is a democrat has the entire establishment in his favor in his quarter. And they're worried and that's telling still probably gonna win. And if he wins the democrats are going to breathe such a sigh of relief. They're going to ignore the margin of the win in. It's the margin of the wind here. Not the win itself. That should also be an issue for the democrats and they're probably going to be so happy he won the could be about to lose. They're going to pay attention to ignore the fact that it's going to be such a close election and it shouldn't be that there are big harbingers for doom for the democrats. And you know there's also glynn yung-chen could still win. I think mcauliffe winds but don't get it is a close race and young could win and if he does win in a blue state with the democrats have poured tons of money. They're outspending him on the air. They're out spitting him and ads if you were to win. That really would spell the next year's going to be a disaster for the democrats in fact if you can wins or it's close. I suspect you're gonna see an increasing number of democrats in congress announced their retirement next year. Just to save themselves from the bloodbath. In fact the teachers unions have decided to pour out A last minute. Add terry mcauliffe. Try to help him gets the over the finish line. This might actually do more harm. That good.

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DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 18 min ago

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

"A derailment problem with newer train cars is complicating commuter travel for thousands in the Washington DC region after a commuter train derailed in Washington's Virginia suburbs last week NTSB chair Jennifer comedy told reporters that a design flaw has been identified which causes wheels on the newer Kawasaki made seven thousand series trains to spread too wide on the axles allowing the carriage to slip off the tracks this could have resulted in a catastrophic event comedy said the train had apparently derailed and then reconnected itself twice before derailing a final time well not at Washington's reach all metro system ordered the withdrawal of the series from service they comprise about sixty percent of the fleet the safety ruling has snarled commutes across the nation's capital at a time when they were working to attract more riders Jennifer king Washington

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Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

00:57 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"Bait story. I i got through google news. I ford click through. It was a garbage story but this is. It's the click through snow. So saying that. Colin powell is fully vaccinated. It's virtue signal to the left. But it's an incitement for conspiracy theories to those who were anti vaccine and it allows all sorts of click throughs also to hate clicks. And that's a real problem. I just the the the way. The media is conducting itself. These days on a host of these stories is unfortunate and predictable at the same time. It's unfortunate because we know it's so's more doubts and seeds and breeds distrust and at the same time. It's what we know. They want to do to get traffic. There's another story out. That's worth focusing on here. That calmly us is going to go into churches in virginia vice president. Khama harris will via satellite. Reach out to three hundred congregations in virginia in order to stir the vote for terry mcauliffe to get him to go out to get people to go out and vote for terry mcauliffe now. How is this not partisan campaigning in churches republicans rescue this you know the the media response is donald trump. Did donald trump with today. That platt's church at twenty twenty on stage to be prayed for so much of the media. Response was well. Republicans like gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is one of those situations where there's a story out in illinois. The democrats are going to basically carve the state into these bizarrely shaped districts and there is less well republicans do it. Actually you know In the south prior to two thousand to two thousand four the democrats were charge and they did these brutal crazy insane gerrymanders that the republicans responded to old bridge. Jerry who is named for was from the precursor party of the democratic party and yet the media has covered his. it's well it's the republicans do it at the democrats are just responding forgetting that you know prior to the republicans do it. Gerrymandering was still a thing. It was invented by a guy who was a in the predecessor party. The democratic party but history stops at the moment democrats and the media gets make republicans look bad so they go to twenty twenty at twenty sixty s. Oh look at all the preachers gave out for donald trump. You know in two thousand sixteen. The republicans were actually open and transparent about this democrats have for years campaigned in churches on sundays in historically black churches. Democrats have campaigned and rallied. People to go vote. They call it soles to the polls it's a democratic voter operation group. They couch it as well. It's historically black congregations. Actually it's a democratic voter turnout. Machine and republicans have always been gun. Shy touch him because oh it's the historically black church would be racist to stop this. No you actually stopping democrats from turning out on sunday. But you too scared to stop souls to the bowls. It's not souls to the polls. It's democrats to the bulls and after years of the frustration of democrats. Get into this. Donald trump between sixteen. Screw it we're going to campaign aggressively with churches in twenty twenty though he showed up on stage. David platt's church in virginia to be prayed for but it was unannounced. No one told david platt it was it was happening. It was uncoordinated with the church. David platt got heat from members of his congregation for leading the president onstage blending.

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Why Overreach Could Doom Democrats in 2022

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:30 min | 8 hrs ago

Why Overreach Could Doom Democrats in 2022

"Election. Good morning. Selena, how are you? Good morning, sunshine. How are you? I'm not so sunshiny. The browns got blown out in Cleveland yesterday and everybody's banged up. I think Kareem hunt torn Achilles, both of our tackles are out Nick Chubb has heard. I'm just grumpy. I got stuck in steelers traffic, but that's all I got. This is close as I got to watching them. Okay, well, I loved your column. I want to play this clip again. It's from the Terry McCall, in the key last governor's debate talking to Glenn young. I don't think Paris should be telling schools what they should teach. What is the significance when I've read your calm, but explain it to people who haven't yet gone to Selena zito dot com and read it. Well, I think the whole key to this entire race is one word. And that's overreach. And I think that that is the sort of chaos and power grabbing that the voters exactly voted against with Biden. And yet they are seeing with all of the Democrats. And I think that that listening to Virginia voters, that is the problem. What color has? And it's the problem that Democrats are facing across the country in these off year elections, Virginia and New Jersey are the larger races, but even in small municipal races. I think that Democrats are going to have a big problem in a couple of ways.

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Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

01:54 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on The Dan Bongino Show

"Have the opportunity now to raise your voice through your vote Because it's election time As you know this is an important election coming up on Tuesday November 2nd An early voting is already underway I believe that my friend Terry mcauliffe is the leader Virginia needs at this moment Terry mcauliffe has a long track record of getting things done for the people of Virginia Wow that's interesting because the Johnson amendment in 1954 piece of legislation according to NPR named for then senator Lyndon Johnson brevis churches and other nonprofit organizations that are exempt from taxation They are quote absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for elective public office That's according to the IRS website Now listen yeah yeah Yeah yeah that is a long time ago Jim's right center shots I guess what are these things age out these rules Jim 1953 is that how it works Yeah Jim doesn't know either I guess the Johnson which by the way I do not support the Johnson amendment at all believe in free speech but pastor wants to speak out for a candidate to be able to do whatever they want I'm just telling you the left is thrown the Johnson amendment out the window They said it doesn't matter anymore apparently So it doesn't matter for us either So church has got an election coming up just if you get sued or you get attacked by the IRS I encourage you to copy that video by Kamala Harris save it to a digital file And when you get sued go to court and play that message and you can ask the government prosecutor why the government only selectively prosecutes churches who back conservative candidates not Kamala Harris openly advocating for a candidate in multiple black churches across Virginia New rules folks are Jim one more just it's only 6 seconds Play Jen Psaki from the Brady press room throwing the Hatch Act out the window at the window And from The White House getting behind a candidate check this out And we're gonna do everything we can to help former governor mcauliffe and we believe in the agenda He's representing There you go from The White House Totally in violation of the Hatch Act so the Hatch Act apparently doesn't apply anymore either So if you're a government employee a hatchet you may want to save that video too just to show that none of this stuff really matters anymore This is selective enforcement I got more on this and hopefully a Fauci clip if we have time coming up after the break Don't go anywhere We'll be right back Doctor gorka here and I want to talk to you for a minute about the 100% drug free relief factor We all deal with aches and pains in our day to today lives And I have had my fair share including injuries like a detached quad muscle That I can tell you fell into the category of really bad pain But I've been able to manage the pain by taking relief factor It helps your own body to attack and fight off sources of inflammation The source of most of our eggs and pains and I've loved it for years now Almost 70% of them more than half a million people who have tried relief factor end up ordering more That's because it works for them the way it worked for.

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Little Debbie (MM #3861)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 d ago

Little Debbie (MM #3861)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. The Internet has been buzzing the last couple of two three days because the folks who make little Debbie snack cakes have announced they're going to be doing little Debbie ice cream this Christmas, an exclusive deal with Walmart that's kind of the taste of their Christmas tree cakes or whatever they are. As much as I love snack cakes, I always grew up as a hostess kid and didn't really enjoy little Debbie's didn't even see little Debbie's until probably the early to mid 80s when I was going to college in southwest Virginia. Now they've been nationwide and they've been around most of my life, but I didn't really notice them until then. My favorites probably the zebra cakes. I think they're the ones I eat the most if I do eat them. My wife, I think she may have nutty buddies in the house right now and she likes the Swiss cakes and doesn't mind the zebra cakes, and while I've had the Christmas tree cakes, they pretty much all taste the same to me. But the ice cream is making people crazy. Thought? Gonna try it. Gonna see if I can find a pint at Walmart when they start selling it. It's going to be a limited time run. It's going to be something that people are going to be looking for. The look out for, if you really care, little Debbie ice cream, who would have thought people would care that much?

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Fresh "Virginia." from The Dan Bongino Show

The Dan Bongino Show

00:27 sec | 4 hrs ago

Fresh "Virginia." from The Dan Bongino Show

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Little Debbie (MM #3861)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 d ago

Little Debbie (MM #3861)

"The mason minute. With Kevin mason. The Internet has been buzzing the last couple of two three days because the folks who make little Debbie snack cakes have announced they're going to be doing little Debbie ice cream this Christmas, an exclusive deal with Walmart that's kind of the taste of their Christmas tree cakes or whatever they are. As much as I love snack cakes, I always grew up as a hostess kid and didn't really enjoy little Debbie's didn't even see little Debbie's until probably the early to mid 80s when I was going to college in southwest Virginia. Now they've been nationwide and they've been around most of my life, but I didn't really notice them until then. My favorites probably the zebra cakes. I think they're the ones I eat the most if I do eat them. My wife, I think she may have nutty buddies in the house right now and she likes the Swiss cakes and doesn't mind the zebra cakes, and while I've had the Christmas tree cakes, they pretty much all taste the same to me. But the ice cream is making people crazy. Thought? Gonna try it. Gonna see if I can find a pint at Walmart when they start selling it. It's going to be a limited time run. It's going to be something that people are going to be looking for. The look out for, if you really care, little Debbie ice cream, who would have thought people would care that much?

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Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on Balance of Power

Balance of Power

00:57 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh update on "virginia." discussed on Balance of Power

"We're just over two weeks away from the Virginia gubernatorial election where former Carlisle executive Glenn youngkin is giving former governor Terry mcauliffe a run for his money For the latest on the race we welcome now Kyle kondik managing editor of sabato's crystal ball Well Kyle you got a great note on this very subject right now Take us through where you think that race is in Virginia Look I think it's pretty close to competitive I mean I think I'd still rather be the Democrat in this race turning the call off as opposed to the Republican plan youngin If only because Virginia has definitely become more of a blue blue or at least blue ish state in recent years But you know if you look at the polling in general you've shown the average there But the polling is generally shown to up but only by a small amount I think that's how the campaigns view this race as well For a radio audience is what we're seeing is term a call for 49.5% Glenn young at 47.3% So pretty close to the margin of error I suspect Kyle do you believe the polls How are the polls in Virginia The high quality not so high quality I don't think there's any quality you know I don't think it's much different than any other state you know I think some people expect the polls to be perfect I think that's probably unfair One thing that was interesting is that in 2013 when Terry mcauliffe won this race last time the polls overstated the likelihood that he would win His lead was about 6 or 7 points in the polls He ended up winning by two and a half four years later when Ralph northam the current governor won his race the Democrat He was only about three points in poll averages the end of winning by 9 So two straight elections where the polls were off but they were often different directions You know one thing that's good for junk in is that the environment just like in 2013 when mcauliffe the Democrat won but it was a tough race for him The environment is I think good for Republicans right now You know Joe Biden's popularity is underwater And even in a state like Virginia Biden's popularity is probably roughly 50 50 or maybe even a little bit worse than that depending on the poll you look at So it's a bad situation I think to be a Democrat Basically knowledge this recently when he said that you know he sort of acknowledge that Biden was not that popular in Virginia anymore And so look there's a long history in this race too of the president's party struggling in this Virginia gubernatorial race It's the only governor's race in the country where an incumbent can't run directly for reelection So even though mcauliffe is held this seat before he couldn't run for reelection himself in 2017 he's running for his second term now but there's never an incumbent in this race and so you don't have whatever benefit of incumbency won't be present in this race And mcauliffe also the only presidential party candidate to win this race in every other time the non presidential party candidate won going back to the 70s So there are some problems I think for the presidential party candidate here namely that's going to follow I think this is the point in the conversation where we talk about voter turnout And how important voter turnout is we've seen various accounts in the press release The Democrats are pretty worried right now because particularly the early voting is way down What is the situation with voter turnout Is there a lack of enthusiasm on the Democrats part I think this is still something we're looking at You know one thing about early voting in Virginia is that about 60% of the votes were cast early in 2020 either cast early in person or vote by mail but prior to 2020 Virginia didn't have much earlier in absentee voting at all There isn't a strong tradition of that in Virginia the legislature basically right before COVID loosen some of the rules for that to vote early in person they removed no longer have to have an excuse to vote earlier in person So the fact that early voting is a share of the electorate is down from 2020 I don't know what to make of that because it might just be a lot of voters you know switching from voting early is a one time thing in 2020 Back to their traditional voting on election day Again unlike states like Florida and California for instance Virginia doesn't have this long tradition of voting by mail or voting early But we also have seen that he's bringing in a lot of heavy hitter democratic politicians as Stacey Abrams the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate was in Virginia over the weekend Barack Obama is coming on Saturday And I think that those visits are targeted primarily at black turnout black terror is really important in Virginia You know if the black electorate is a little bit smaller that has a direct impact on who ends up winning because black voters in Virginia and really everywhere still vote overwhelmingly for democratic candidates Kyle last one here the last statewide election we had with the recall of Gavin Newsom And a lot of people thought that he won that large by running against Donald Trump because one of the people who was the most likely to replace him was very Trump like Can they paint Glenn youngkin as a Trump like candidate Certainly the McCall's campaign is trying to do that to Glen junkin and you know young has sort of he's embraced Trump in some ways and he's kept his distance from Trump in some ways There was a rally last week that the Steve Bannon one of the president's former presidents former advisers did in Virginia last week that the younger himself did not attend but Donald Trump called into this rally and said nice things about junk and of course the call of campaign is trying to emphasize some of those things that Trump said So needs to keep the Trump base engaged while also presenting a more moderate face to the suburban swing voters in the state that have really moved against Republicans in recent years I mean frankly I think it's doing a decent job of it but every time Trump inserts himself into the race that's something that the call is going to promote So Kyle last quick one here Is it all going to be a handful of counties up in the north Look I mean again I think there's a close race I think places to watch or Virginia Beach Richmond area and some of the suburbs and exerts in Northern Virginia education is a big issue that young kid has focused on we'll see if that is actually moving voters around Yeah that old woke issues I recall Thank you so much Kyle It was great to have you with us It's Kyle kontic of the University of Virginia center for politics Coming.

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The Death of George Floyd Literally Set the Country on Fire

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:35 min | 1 d ago

The Death of George Floyd Literally Set the Country on Fire

"The death of George Floyd literally set the country on fire. And immediately, it was kind of confirmation bias of the narrative that we were always told, which is that law enforcement police officers are going and they're walking the streets, trying to find black people. They're literally killing them without any sort of due process whatsoever. The numbers don't bear this out at all. I'm happy to get into that 30 unarmed black people were killed by police officers in 2018, 2019 combined. Out of that, some of them tried to run over police officers their car, grabbing weapons, the police officers, and out of 335 million police interactions, you have 30 unarmed black people in just two years. All of a sudden you're like, is that really worth redesigning American society around that? That would be foolish and imprudent. We decided to do it anyway. $2 billion of damages and all of a sudden, every major corporation stemming from what's happening in college campus is we decided to all of a sudden embrace this that we're systemically racist. We're a white supremacist country, and if you dare disagree with us, we will character assassinate, you mock you ridicule you because you're a racist, sit down and shut up. And all of a sudden people started to read the literature, moms and dads are like wait a second, you're trying to tell my 8 year old that he's a racist just because of the color of your skin, like not so fast. Started to show up in school board meetings, loud and county, Virginia, big center, that. And so now where we are today in October 2021, actually critical race theory has a negative view by a majority Americans. Not overwhelming about 56% of Americans say, wait a second. This is a little bit too radical for me. You know, I can understand that if you want to have a conversation about some of these things, but all of a sudden saying that we need to have white privilege walks, and we have segregated graduation ceremonies. We didn't have segregation today to make up for segregated segregation yesterday by iber max Kennedy. That's too much

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Meet Virginia Attorney General Candidate Jason Miyares

Mark Levin

01:42 min | 2 d ago

Meet Virginia Attorney General Candidate Jason Miyares

"But there's a fantastic candidate who's also running for attorney general In the state of Virginia And wouldn't it be wonderful if all three statewide constitutional positions flipped And his name is Jason meares Jason how are you sir It is great to be with you Mark So much for thank you so much for having me on Well it's a pleasure Now tell us about yourself Tell the whole country about yourself because you have a very very interesting background as well Go right ahead Well listen I like to say my former prosecutor in Virginia Beach represent that area in the House of delegates now My story actually doesn't begin in Virginia Beach It begins in a vanna Cuba when a scared 19 year old girl got an airplane and you lost in homeless and not on board next meals get to come from And that was my mother Miriam miara is and so you know I tell my daughters all the time gratitude is one of the most underrated of all human traits I was raised to have such gratitude that I can live in this amazing country So my mother fled communist Cuba in the fall of 1965 leaving the only non democracy in the western hemisphere And almost 50 years of the day that she'd last in the fall of 2015 she was able to go into a voting booth and get a ballot and vote for me to represent her in the oldest democracy in the western hemisphere the Virginia accidental gets And so that's what I call the American miracle And we'll be ever forget that it is a miracle It's a precious thing And one of the things that makes it so precious is the fact that we're a country with a first written constitution and recorded history that empowers the individual rather than empowering government And that is what has created more flourishing of human ingenuity and prosperity than any country in the history of the world And we have to remember that as a people or we're quickly going to go to the way of some of these other

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The Investigation Into Wisconsin's Election Is More Critical Than Ever

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:34 min | 3 d ago

The Investigation Into Wisconsin's Election Is More Critical Than Ever

"Of the 25 grants CTCL provided to cities and counties in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, that were a $1 million or larger, 23 of the 25 grants went to areas that Biden won in 2020. One of the two counties won by Trump, Brown county Wisconsin, received about 1.1 million that's less than 1.2% of the 87 and a half million that CTCL provided to those top 25 recipients. But even in Brown county Wisconsin, where heavily Democrat, Green Bay is located, the funding disparities are glaring, the Wisconsin legislature provided roughly $7 per voter to the city of Green Bay to manage the 2020 elections, rural counties in Wisconsin received approximately $4 per voter. The CTCL funds boosted Democrat voting Green Bay resources to $47 per voter while most rural areas still have the same $4 per voter. And similar funding disparities occurred near Detroit, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Flint, Michigan, Dallas, Houston, and other cities that received tens of millions of dollars of CTCL money. I think what's important William to remember here and to point out is what happened in the areas that did not get CTCL funding as I understand it from your study from your research, the numbers stayed pretty consistent, very consistent to what happened in 2016.

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Caller Says Virginia Needs to Act on Chapter 7 of 'American Marxism'

Mark Levin

00:52 sec | 3 d ago

Caller Says Virginia Needs to Act on Chapter 7 of 'American Marxism'

"Book especially chapter 7 Thank you because that's what we need to do in Virginia right now with the school boards all around the state Terry macaw is an ideologue fool I call him an idiological idiot fool because he can't even define critical race theory Oh no they're not teaching in schools Yet the teachers are bragging about it And look what's going on in loudon county Look what's going on in fairfax county That's going to be sweeping all across this state if we don't put a stop to it And by the way when some Sears what a candidate that was fantastic that you had her on Everybody needs to support her I think for sure she's going to be our next lieutenant governor but we can't let carry get another term as governor in this state He will destroy the state He will destroy the state He's lousy as they get

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Winsome Sears, Running for Lt. Governor of Virginia, Joins Mark Levin

Mark Levin

01:23 min | 3 d ago

Winsome Sears, Running for Lt. Governor of Virginia, Joins Mark Levin

"While we have a wonderful candidate who's running for lieutenant governor of Virginia and her name is winsome seers how are you ma'am I'm doing well Mark Thank you A good evening to you and to your listeners It is a great pleasure to have you here You're running for lieutenant governor of Virginia Tell us what you're running on Well from the very beginning Mark I've been running on education and apparently that was impressing a choice because that has become the number one issue in Virginia Folks I tell you if you don't realize now the school boards are important you know we used to just poo poo schoolboard elections No they are important They always have been because education is the future of our children And their children and their children's children education will pull you out of poverty education pull my father out of poverty me as well Now you're obviously a woman You're African American so I assume the liberal media have been very supportive of you like The Washington Post and the Richmond times and so forth is that correct You know I've been in this business long enough that I'm looking if I'm looking for adoration from the media I'm going to be looking for a long time No no no They don't like me You know why Because I'm destroying their narrative

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Caller and Mark Levin Discuss Gender From 'American Marxism'

Mark Levin

01:55 min | 3 d ago

Caller and Mark Levin Discuss Gender From 'American Marxism'

"I am I'm in chapter four of American Marxism I'm actually in Chicago I listen to it on tape in my office so turn several people out to it which is great because they're all very liberal where I work But I love I love the way it really meant something to me the way you came at the gender issues in American Marxism Because it made me realize something I grew up ten to 70s high schools in the 80s era When I was ten 11 years old I played ball with the boys I could hold my own And then puberty hit they got big and strong and I'd say to anybody Right And it really made me mad They're gonna tell that girl that she's a boy trapped in a girl's body and go take steroids and mutilate yourself I don't destroy my life Now I'm an adult woman and I have children I have a husband I have a nice house I would have destroyed everything because at 11 years old I wanted to throw a temper tantrum because I couldn't hit the ball as far as the boys that I played with the summer before And you'll notice in that chapter this is being pushed by the United Nations It's being pushed by all kinds of radical groups It's now in our school systems You have elementary school children learning about this stuff Elementary school children It's unbelievable You know what are these kids going to do I mean we're seeing anger now from these people Let's say let's see how the Democrats conduct themselves in Virginia if they're just going to vote party line which they tend to do Not given a damn what goes on in their schools and all the rest of it They slobber They go to the voting slobber Who's dynamic Terry McCall good

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Terry McAuliffe, Democrats Were the First Questioning the 2020 Election

Mark Levin

01:56 min | 3 d ago

Terry McAuliffe, Democrats Were the First Questioning the 2020 Election

"You know who was questioning the 2020 election before it actually occurred Ladies and gentlemen Terry mcauliffe remember the Democrats Questioning the 2020 election before it was actually taking place They talked about a lack of mailboxes Remember this rich That it was a conspiracy because the head of the postal system was appointed by Trump and there weren't enough mailboxes and they were removing mailboxes Remember that Remember they were the ones questioning the machine Where were they the dominion machines Remember they questioned the machines and the press were questioning the machines Remember all that folks Well Terry McCullough was part of that He was part of that and the young team has been running an ad About mcauliffe saying he was very concerned that 2020 election would be rigged Bill Maher asked him about it cut 7 go Do you think this next election is going to be on the up and up Oh I'm very concerned I mean I can tell you in Virginia when I was governor I had to replace all the machines His governor I got rid of all of our DRE I remember when I first voted when I went to Richmond moved down his governor I went and voted in 14 I just moved to Richmond Just got like the governor I remember I kept vote in the Senate race I voted for the Democrat Republican name kept coming up I hit the machine for Warner Gillespie's name lit up Three times that happened I did it four times So then I had investigation done So I took the machines and I hired hackers Listen to this Listen to this They were able to hack into our machines from off site off site in about 5 or 6 minutes We took them 6 minutes to hack into our atmosphere It would in four minutes they were able to change a vote It went up in two minutes change of our ID certified all the machines I was very disturbed by that It happened to me again the next year

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Terry McAuliffe Struggles to Shore up Democrat Base

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

02:00 min | 4 d ago

Terry McAuliffe Struggles to Shore up Democrat Base

"We've got a couple of minutes here to talk about what's going on in the gubernatorial race in Virginia, where Glen youngkin is going up against former governor Terry mcauliffe and, you know, this is an interesting race. It's remained close. I intending to think I'm a little optimistic about this, but of course, Virginia is a fairly blue state these days. Cam you're a virginian. What's going on there? It does young can have a chance here. Yes, I think you can absolutely have this chance. I think the Democrats are very, very concerned. As you say, Virginia has been trending blue, but this is about as optimal a scenario for Republicans as you can find. Democrats have nominated. I think a pretty unpopular guy and certainly a very uninspiring candidate who is not being helped by Joe Biden is dragging him down. Like all of even said that by design popular in Virginia and yet Biden is going to be coming to campaign with Terry mccoll between now and election day. But, you know, Miguel has also bringing in Barack Obama. He's bringing in Stacey Abrams to campaign for him Ed, which tells me that was less than three weeks now before election day. McCollum is still worried about shoring up his base, he's not even hoping right now to try to attract those moderate or independent voters. He's still trying to get black Democrats in Virginia to show up and vote for him because there's a third party candidate on the ballot for instance blanding. Who is running as deliberation party candidates is the first black female to be on the ballot for governor in Virginia. She is very strongly connected to the social justice movement. She's running to the call of left. And I think the mcauliffe is absolutely terrified that she's been able to peel away three four maybe even 5% of the vote both that would have gone to him. And that may be enough, along with what I think has been a pretty good campaign run by when young that might be enough to put junk in an office.

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Virginia Mother Who Survived Chinese Communism Sees Parallels in America

Mark Levin

01:54 min | 4 d ago

Virginia Mother Who Survived Chinese Communism Sees Parallels in America

"One one Epic times It's a great resource Virginia mother who survived Mao's cultural revolution Sees parallels in America The communist political movement that devastated China decades ago is unfolding in America warned Xi van fleet A parent turned activists who made national headlines after speaking out against critical race theory at a school board meeting She said when the cultural revolution started I was a first grader She said that all classes ceased at schools and colleges as older students proclaimed themselves Mao Zedong's red guards In bowlen by mouse slogan to rebel as justified the red guards did not hesitate to instigate violence and destruction on everyone and everything they considered counter revolutionary She said with Mao's approval no one could stop them Recalling a story she heard from someone who witnessed the red guards beating to death a man who was deemed an oppressor and exploited for simply being able to withdraw a large sum of money from his bank Don't tell secretary Yellen this The perpetrators face no consequences for the killing since the criminal justice system was already paralyzed Another key figure of the red guards movement was to attack the four olds namely old ideas old culture old customs and old habits To enforce what van fleet described as a cancel culture the red guards would go door to door to search and destroy any item that was connected to the period before the communist takeover of China She said I remember this whole street was just a mess of things destroyed And the people those homeowners howling and crying While the madness and lawlessness of Mao's cultural revolution may sound extreme to Americans van fleet warns that America's following a similar

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Loudon County School Board Releases Lackluster, Lying Statement

Mark Levin

01:47 min | 5 d ago

Loudon County School Board Releases Lackluster, Lying Statement

"The loudoun county school board put out a statement today And among other things in the statement the loudoun county Virginia school board in reaction to the rape that took place the 9th grader In the failure of the school board to do a damn thing about it in any significant way The loudoun county school board and the superintendent said well this isn't the sort of thing that would rise to the attention of the board of directors of the school board the school board members Disciplinary action Now this is a line it's a cover up and I'm going to tell you why Many decades ago as you know I was on my My town school board in cheltenham township Pennsylvania Started serving on that board when I was 20 years old If in fact there was information about a violent act in any of our schools it would have been brought to the attention of the schoolboy If there was information about a rape I can guarantee you it would have been brought to the attention of the school board Disciplinary action like you know some kid shoots a rubber band across the room and there's suspended for a day No that wouldn't be brought to the school board But a felony One student against another A violent rape In one of the high school bathrooms Yes that would have been brought to the attention of board members

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Why the Virginia Governors Race Is the Prelude to the Midterms

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:16 min | 5 d ago

Why the Virginia Governors Race Is the Prelude to the Midterms

"News. Now Leland, the reason I wanted to talk to you is because I need to know how you are covering the Virginia governor's race. I'm spending a lot of time on it. I'm a Virginia voter. I've already voted for Gwen young and but I think it has a national significance. I think it's in very important bellwether of what's going on. What are you doing about the Virginia governor's race? Are you covering it closely? Everything we possibly can and it's fascinating and you brought this up is just yesterday we were talking about coming to Virginia to do the show in Virginia before election night and then on election night because it is so critical and you think about what's happening in Virginia, which was a Biden plus ten state and now is a toss up essentially between young and Terry mcauliffe and you have to turn the call off admitting what a problem Joe Biden's agenda is for him in Virginia. And then you think about what happened in 2009 when you had then president Obama, vice President Biden, and you had a Republican win the Virginia governor's race. What that sort of foreshadowed for the midterms I had a guy on, you know very well here, which is Larry sabado from the Virginia center of politics. And he said, for all the talk about the 2022 midterms, really what we need to be focused on is a 2021 midterm that occurs November 2nd in

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How the NSBA and FBI Are Exploiting Scott Smith's Arrest

Mark Levin

01:56 min | 5 d ago

How the NSBA and FBI Are Exploiting Scott Smith's Arrest

"I want to tell you a little bit about this gentleman I mean they almost took a shirt off while other apprehending him they arrested him I'm sad to say And I think in the Washington examiner Beckett Adams did a very good job of summing it up He wrote Scott Smith was arrested on June 22 At a school board meeting loudon county Virginia there was deemed an unlawful assembly After attendees voiced opposition to a proposed policy expanding special protections to transgender students Smith was dragged from the event in handcuffs his pants falling down his lip bleeding He was charged later with heartily conduct and resisting arrest Smith's arrest soon became a national story The small business owner became an avatar and avatar of anti school board protests representing the unruly and ignorant anti mask anti critical race theory in anti transgender parents and their crusade against the progressive Put upon school officials But few knew until now is that Smith attended the June 22 hearing to confront school board member over his daughter's alleged rape In a school bathroom by a gender fluid boy As I understand it this took place in a high school stone ridge high school Which is where my kids went to high school The details apparently don't matter to the national school board association In a letter to The White House this month that actually highlighted smith's arrest is an example why federal law enforcement agencies need to investigate and prosecute parents who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory

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Loudoun County Father Becomes Face of 'Domestic Terrorism' for Alleging Daughter Was Raped in School Bathroom

The Dan Bongino Show

02:03 min | 6 d ago

Loudoun County Father Becomes Face of 'Domestic Terrorism' for Alleging Daughter Was Raped in School Bathroom

"Now mat I just want to switch topics You have been heavily involved in this fight against CRT Virginia resident which is great Virginia I'm sure loves loves having you But that fight in loudon counties got ugly The daily wire had a story up today That just is I mean beyond disturbing I mean it's like savagery So there's this father who's a daughter was attacked and sexually assaulted and then some of these bureaucrats start going after the dad because he spoke out against some of this transgender ideology being pushed out of the stories just hard to believe I know you saw it Your thoughts on that Yeah this was wild kind of school district was trying to push this policy of opening the bathrooms up and allowing the boys into the girls room And while that was happening while this fight was happening there was a case allegedly where a boy went into a girl's bathroom and raped the girl and he's been charged he's been charged with it And the school the crime is horrible and then as always in these situations you have the institutional cover up and so apparently what happened is that they told the father we want to keep this in-house And the father was understandably upset I think one of the worst and most despicable things on the part of school and the school system is the way the way that they've tarnished this man who I mean anyone who's a father I have a daughter If this is what happened to my daughter I can't even imagine what my reaction would be and to lash out and be angry and yell That's the least of what would be justified And he goes to a school board meeting and he gets he's very upset obviously because this happened to his daughter and speaking out against these policies and there's a minor altercation that happens involving him No one is injured seriously injured or anything And they take that as this is one of their prime examples now of alleged violence at school board meetings It's one of the only times that there's anything that could remotely be called violent even though again it's just a minor skeleton And they're using that as an example to not only tarnish him but everybody all other parents and say well they're all a bunch of domestic cares That's what we need to get the FBI

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Why Republicans Should Back Glenn Youngkin as Virginia's Next Governor

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:06 min | Last week

Why Republicans Should Back Glenn Youngkin as Virginia's Next Governor

"Is the man who wants to be the governor of virginia running on the republican ticket. His name is glenn yongqin and he's given us three minutes of his time. Is the young. You there sebastian. I am here in. Thanks for having me. And i'm sorry schedule so crazy. We're we're gonna win this race and we're just all over virginia this week all right tell us why republicans who believe in america and what the commonwealth back should support you. What what we have a moment. Right now sebastian. To make a statement. And i i absolutely standing up for what i know virginians all want. We're gonna taxes. We're gonna invest in schools smashing. We're going to get rid of critical race theory out of our schools. We're gonna return safety and our communities and invest in law enforcement instead of seeing them de funded. Get this economy going so that we know that we have more jobs than people can take lifts up everybody. We have big issues on the table. And my opponent terry mcauliffe made it clear that he thinks government government should be between parents and their children. He believes that in fact they know better for our kids. And i'm going to stand up for our children. I'm gonna stand up for our parents. We this is just such a big issue but sebastian. He also thinks he should force everybody to join the union he wants to de-fund police wants to raise taxes right now in the midst of this pandemic yet again we. We have a moment as we watched the debate it was he knows he said Parents shouldn't be designing how their children educated as a bag man for the clintons. He's one of the most reprehensible politicians in america you are talking to millions of trump's supporters across the nation. There's there's no concern amongst them. The terry is bad news and we'll be bad news for the well. They want to hear from you. Is that you support the america first agenda you support making america great again and that you won't be just Somebody label you potentially a mitt romney.

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"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

04:35 min | 3 weeks ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Epic be here. Tell us about carl news. What was the impetus to start. This organization is a nonprofit nonpartisan new psyched that will cover indepth journalism south west. Virginia basically from cumberland county. Go the cumberland gap if you wanted to think of it. That way the impetus ford was a changing media landscape in which we did not see much indepth reporting from mexico. The state and the goal is to provide that to fill those gaps. Talk about that changing media landscape. So you've been in journalism for a number of decades explain how the media landscape has changed in a way that's disadvantageous to south west and south sud disadvantages to laga places. South west outside just happens to be where we're from. The short merging is the newspaper readers or everyday vogue in the marketplace to consume their muse. Online that she got be a problem because every newspaper has a website..

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"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

19:39 min | Last month

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"In traffic is nowhere near as fast they thought it would be therefore they want to get more passengers and they want people to be able to fly to get on planes easily. Offer planes easily with minimum disruption. So on that side. I presume do not like the idea of testing on the other hand off. People won't fly unless this testing will evidence One has been vaccinated blows. I think you have to look at the longer term picture if people do get any form of a transmission flights and has demonstrated. The airline industry will herald problems in the longer term so the airlines are in a tricky position but buyer might also be an a tricky position because as bill if it becomes law would be challenged in court. Here's what virginia legal expert rich kelsey says about the potential legal challenge. He has to brew that his bill which he says will help prevent the spread of cova that the vaccine actually does that. And i'm not really sure. I know a lot of people feel that way but i'm not really sure that anyone has ever actually said that with the vaccine does according to the cdc is. It helps to prevent the severity of an outbreak of kobe. But everybody knows that a person that has been vaccinated can a get covert and be spread. Covert and so. I think the problem that we're going to have here is this idea that merely being vaccinated prevents the spread of. I do think he'd have a better chance. If he just simply said you wanna fly. You have to show that you've been tested in the last seventy two hours because that goes to whether or not a person has covert and so. I think there's a legitimate challenge there so thomas. What do you think about this debate here. In terms of requiring a testing mandate instead of a vaccine mandate for domestic flights people who are unvaccinated are eleven times more likely to get cove and there is a long legal history of vaccine mandates across the spectrum for hundreds of years in american history. So any thought that it wouldn't stand up in court is just wrong. The supreme court has already ruled on the legality of vaccine mandates and found that absolutely. It's legal and they did that over a hundred years ago. Schools have vaccine mandates in fact win the covert vaccine gets recommended for school. Children by the cdc then. It will automatically become part of the regimen for virginia school children. Thanks to a law. That the virginia democrats passed in two thousand nine hundred thousand nine before cove. It was even on the scene so because of that yes. The vaccine. Mandates will absolutely stand up in court. Anybody who tries to fight it is absolutely wasting their money and these vaccines are absolutely effective at preventing the spread of kobe. In the first place in addition to making it far less likely that you would have a severe case or hospitalization or god forbid even death. As far as the airlines go michael the airlines actually have incentive to mandate vaccines for their passengers. And there's a few reasons for that one the people who don't want to get vaccines are also the people who don't wear masks in many cases who are presenting problems to airline workers and they're having to actually ban them from flying altogether on their airline. The other thing is that they've already lost customers and the reason that they've already lost customers is because they perceive flying as an unsafe activity in this pandemic and rightly so because we know the science if you are in a contained area with covert around and for an extended period of time and by the way delta allows for fleeting transmission. So somebody can literally just walk past you even outside and transmit cove to you. That's how quickly. It transmits compared to the original wild strain of kobe. Michael which used to take about fifteen minutes of exposure so yeah airlines are not frankly safe right now. So people are more likely to travel on an airline where they know for sure that everybody around them is vaccinated and this is not rocket science right so they had like for example in the past polio vaccine mandates to travel on airlines smallpox vaccine airline mandates You have to show your smallpox vaccine card or your polio. Vaccine card as recently as the sixties or seventies so. This is not a new thing. This is not something that anybody can legitimately challenge because in order to legitimately challenge that you have to prove that you were harmed by the policy and by definition there will be not a single human being that can prove they were harmed by vaccine mandate so i think it would just get dismissed outright from core or just completely shut down so i mean michael. These airlines know that they can attract more passengers by having these vaccine mandates. You're already seeing some airlines starting to do this specifically i can think of qantas is the first airline to mandate vaccines for all their passengers. And i know other airlines are considering it including american southwest and some very big carriers in the united states so And now it's more likely that you're your fellow. Travelers going to be vaccinated. With biden's new mandate that requires a vaccine for workers in businesses with over one hundred employees. So we're going to get there. We need to get there faster and people like rich kelsey. Who are trying to throw up false legal arguments. And i'm not sure why. But the science is available the case histories available. You don't have to be an expert to know it's going to stand up just fine. So the point he was trying to make. Is that if your concern is that you don't want to catch co vid on the flight and there's this person sitting next to you that you're worried about there are sort of two choices that we're presented with here and this sort of discussion one is that person has been vaccinated in which case kelsey makes makes the argument. That person actually could have cova. Despite the fact they've been vaccinated or the alternative is that person has had the test within the seventy two hours and tested negative so from his perspective that you know you would rather want the person sitting next to you to have tested negative and probably be negative versus having been vaccinated and potentially could be positive but wouldn't know therapa zip or not. Yeah but why does he think it's gotta be a binary choice to science is very clear that you should be doing both will. The legislation buyers legislation is a binary choice to get on a domestic flight. The choices a or b. Either you haven't been vaccinated or take the test okay. But it shouldn't be a binary choice the best policy that would actually be rooted in science is to be vaccinated and show up with a test. In fact they have rapid tests that you could actually if you wanted. Take in the airport. That's what the school guy said. Actually when i interviewed him. Is that buyers. Bill would be better if instead of being a or b was a b. Yeah well then. I would agree with that is. That's where the sciences. What maybe congressman buyers people are listening to this and they make make an amendment do their legislation. Okay so let's move on to the next part of our show where we check our messages. This one comes from at like. I give a damn on twitter he asks. Can we get some update on how the legislative races are shaping up. Well thanks for the question. Adam and thanks for being a regular listener and an og fan of the podcast from way back in the day before the pandemic even so adam. Republicans are targeting about a dozen incumbent. Democrats the republican state. Legislative committee actually has a list like a published list. The thirteen democratic incumbents that they're targeting for defeat so the most competitive races are roz. Tyler and south side and chris hurst in blacksburg in northern virginia. They're targeting wendy godiva so josh cole. Elizabeth goose mon- dan helmer and the richmond area. They're targeting dawn addams scholar van. Valkenberg and rodney. Willett down in virginia beach. They're targeting kelly converse fowler. Nancy guy alex. Ask you and martha mugler thomas. What do you think about this. List of specific incumbents that republicans are targeting well from the republican perspective. This is exactly who you want to target because these are the people who are most likely to lose if you feel too high quality candidate against them and to they're to have very expensive races just because you're fielding a candidate against them. Nothing is for sure in virginia politics and so these are the people. If you're the republican party that you want to go after because you stand the best chance of winning and you can potentially just beat them by having more money than the incumbent does and michael. I also on this issue checked in with a member of the house of delegates about these races and this delegate said they were particularly worried about six races in particular. Josh cole kelly fowler nancy guy chris. Hurst rose tyler. And alex ask you. These are some of the most competitive races. And that's six seats. And that is enough for the fifty-five that are currently in the majority to lose that majority the bare minimum right. That's the bare minimum. They would need right like so they were. That gives them no room for error. Correct now the democrats believe that they might be able to flip a seat or two and they're targeting Glenn davis in virginia beach. Some republicans in the richmond suburbs. And exurbs like kirk cox in colonial heights roxanne robinson in chesterfield and rob block some in apac county on the eastern shore. Now the problem is that they go after these republicans every year. So i don't really feel comfortable saying whether or not they're like easy ones because the democrats already have the easy wins. They're sitting on them. So the good news for some of these people is that they're not all running against strong republican challengers particularly. I can think of when they died is running against what many people consider to be a week republican candidate and loudon county and most observers that i've spoken with think that she should be able to hang on but like i said my god. There are no guarantees in virginia politics. So the democrats have had two election cycles. Were they picked up a lot of seats. most notably the one in two thousand seventeen where they picked up a whole bunch of seeds. So i guess the real question is are there any democratic incumbents out there who are actually in. What should be republican seats. Roz tyler comes to mind. She just had her District redistricting did after the racial packing court case and she is now in as lean republican district very slightly. Lean republican one. That some buddy who was an active candidate could potentially hold on for the democratic party. But roz tyler. She is not as active compared to like. I can think of a candidate like irene hsien. Who's knocking doors all day long even in a democratic district. She's not necessarily doing that so that is going to be one. That is very difficult for the democrats to keep Not impossible and certainly given enough turn out. They could keep it. But that's going to be a tough one. I think that's the one that they are most likely to lose chris hurst in blacksburg to is one where they're likely to lose because again turnout. Margins are not amazing there and you need a very activated democratic base in order to keep a seat like that so we'll see it's not impossible they could of course just keep everybody but there are also could lose some people and some of the reason for that. Michael is fundraising. Now that democrats have the majority and the trifecta even it's a lot less compelling of a pitch to donors to say help us keep the majority then to help us take the majority so when they were trying to take the majority they had partners like mike bloomberg and a lot of money pouring in from california and new york democratic donors who wanted to assist with that but those people are gone. Now michael now that democrats have that majority. There's no incentive for them to try to take it so what we're seeing is that a lot of lobbyists money becomes more important and normally for the average members at least twenty to forty thousand dollars depending on your rank and your committee positions of lobbyists money available. Where all they have to do is call. But i'm hearing that. Some lobbyists are refusing to contribute especially to the leadership. Pacs the speakers. Pack and the reason that i'm hearing for this is because they're playing footsie with unions. Luke torian specifically came out in favor of a number of union pro union issues including the repeal of right to work on his labor day edge. Yeah i actually thomas. That was a huge moment. Because luke taurean such an influential member he's part of the legislative black caucus. He's chairman of the appropriations committee. He's an extremely influential member. Do you think. Thomas luke torian moving in the direction of overturning. Right to work will bring other democrats along with him. Yeah i think it does. And luke torian by the way was never previously known for super progressive policy. Stances and i think that this reflects a couple of things one luke torian as a pasture and so he believes in doing things because of the right thing to do luke torian is also a relatively high ranking in the black caucus and because we know right to work history as a jim crow law this could potentially be an issue that the black caucus decides to take on and i think it would be who've them to do so and that could absolutely shift the tide in virginia because the black caucus has often been very cooperative with the republican party when they were in the majority and so they've built up a lot of credibility among some of those people in those with those relationships that they have and it could at the very least cindy signal that it is time to consider such a policy and michael because he's chairman of house appropriations because he's so high ranking that could very well send a message to people like terry mcauliffe who's running statewide. That says come on. We're ready for this. Let's do it This is a bill. That would likely pass the house if they thought it could pass the senate which right now. I mean unless something changes with the senate. That's not going to happen. Thomas i mean like i. I've interviewed these. Senators are not on board with it and it's for unless things change and things of course could change but the way things are now the senate just not gonna go for this at least the current senate and so you would really need to wait until after the next senate election to get any movement on this. That's right michael. The virginia senate is a far more conservative institution. Just all around and there are a lot more. It's not fair to call them southern dem's because they're not southern dims the way that they would be known colloquially but they have the inherited spirit i would say of the southern dams and they're they liked to be far more pro business. I can think of at least like people like monty mason and lynwood lewis and cree deeds would not support this or would only support it under arrest. It's gonna take something like terry mcauliffe coming out in favor of repealing to work in this campaign. i don't get. That sense was gonna happen. Thomas even if the senate decides they want to go for this or or let's even say after the election after the senate election and enter in the next governor potentially mccullough or potentially glenn youngin is in the second half of his term. I get the sense that a governor mcauliffe a potential future governor mcauliffe would sort of use his powers of persuasion to prevent that bill from ever arriving on his desk. I just don't think he's in the cab of people that want to overturn right to work. And so you know. I'm kind of wondering about torrens movement here. Does this actually change the potential course of future events or is terry mcauliffe's unwillingness to move forward with this. Just going to put a stop sign on that. I would consider to shot across the bow michael. Most of the lobbyists in richmond are republicans and they represent nonunion or anti union organizations. These people are in their ears all the time. They have a purse that they can use as a stick or a carrot if they don't like the things that the democrats are trying to do and they are overwhelmingly in favor of big business. So if you support any of these policies what you need to do is get in touch with your elected representative or someone like chairman torian and you need to tell them one that you're glad that he's taken the stance or that they've taken the stance that you want to see the right to work repeal. Because they need to hear from more people than just the ones who are lobbying them representing big businesses. All right we gotta take a break because when we come back. We're gonna talk to david broder. And tammy dogs from sei five twelve about employees of local government entering into collective bargaining agreements with their employers. We'll be right back. Hey look transition. Virginia has another voicemail. And this one's from richard crouse. Let's see what he's got to say. This podcast is so jack. Clegg that john. Frederick's radio show is five steps above it never mind. It's just another crank call we want your voicemails and it's easy to do just launch the voice memo app in your smartphone record a reaction to something. You've heard on the podcast. It's that easy. Send the sound file from your smartphone to transition. Va podcast at g. Mail dot com. We might even play your voicemail on the air..

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"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

02:22 min | 3 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"When we pass the clean economy act. I literally want to jump out of my chair. Shout the eagle has landed. Because this bill is going to ask transformative in virginia as landing on the moon was in nineteen sixty nine on this episode of transition. Virginia the future is now getting to one hundred percent. Renewable sources of energy a cleaner or prosperous and more affordable future for virginia. We take a look at the virginia clean economy act. You can't win a race until you've got the car on the track from eliminating carbon emissions to allowing people to profit from rooftop solar panels we dig into the new law and how it works clinic codemax not only helps us make the transition to energy but does so in a really cost effective man. We're joined by senator jennifer mcclellan. It is a massive shift. That takes virginia from the bottom of the pack of the fifty states as far as clean energy policy to one of the top twelve in the country and number one in the south and harry godfrey at virginia advanced energy economy. There are absolutely opportunities decade clo to whether it's deep blue northern virginia off or deep red central virginia or south western virginia. This does not need to be a partisan dynamic the transition from being a retrograde commonwealth to being on the vanguard of states actually doing something about climate change. We had to make sure that we were doing this transition in a way that still allow the lights stay on every single year. We need to see those emissions. Go down year over year over year. If you're not looking at both the supply side and the demand side then. It's going to be very difficult to meet your clean. Energy goals wants to build a solar farm. Wants you build a wind farm. The cost of that power does not change. Because there's no fuel risk and we also asked senator mcclellan. Are you planning to run for governor again on the answer to that question and so much more on this episode of transition virginia. Okay.

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"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

Transition Virginia

04:20 min | 8 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"What what needs to be reviewed and one and one would note that Just in terms of nuts and bolts of of campaigning. That institutionalizing many steps. That were taken to you. Know make for easier voting during the plague. This past fall mean that An important aspects of of of politics will actually start a lot sooner and probably cost candidates more money. And that's voter mobilization getting out your vote because we were all accustomed to voting in person boast of What we saw and heard from the campaigns where you know people showing up at our doors telephone calls leaflet drops In the final. Run up to in in-person balloting. Now that that's going to be going on for days and days and days It means that Candidates are going to have to spend dollars dollars and dollars a really pretty much from mid september foreword on On an expense that traditionally was made much later in the campaign. Okay real quick because we're running out of time for this segment. Let's talk about what. The legislature did finally to remedy some of the circumstances around covid after multiple attempts across multiple sessions. They finally extended some type of paid sick. Leave this time though to home. Healthcare workers and healthcare workers generally. Amy can you tell us what the general did around paid sick leave. Yeah this is something that Delegate elizabeth monarch who is running for lieutenant governor has been pushing for quite some time and she always had a a much broader bill covering a lot more workers across virginia and she had been gradually wittling Down mostly because she needed to pass the senate which is a lot more friendly a to to the business community than the house has been and so it looks like it's going to be certain home healthcare workers. What is it. You might have to help me here on. It's like the sort of narrowed this bill. In a way that it does not apply to the private sector so it only applies to home. Healthcare workers that money from the federal government so it basically says to the private sector. Hey we're not asking you to do this at any impact of that is also it it potentially has a is a big help for For home healthcare workers who are dealing with you know A lot of lower income clients as well. I think that. I think that will essentially be the limit of that. I think that's all the able to get through. I believe during the senate debate. Senator norman Maybe senator mccain had asked if what if what if governor northbound census back with amendments to.

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06:57 min | 8 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"The governor could really handle the problem. It's clear to me reading the cup. President constitution that the governor has the power to restore the rights voting rights of former felons as a of people he can do it wholesale as well as retail. That's my reading of the constitution. It happens that in a case that was brought when governor terry mcauliffe set out to to to restore the vote to about two hundred thousand a former felons. The supreme court of virginia read the provision talking about much more narrowly that i would have liberated and they said no sorry. The governor has to restore voting rights. One at a time each one on its own own facts. I don't say. I don't agree with that reading of it but the virginia supreme court after all does have the final word on what the constitution means so that that ruling has simply heightened the i think the fact that looking to the governor to solve. The problem isn't enough. I think what's now needed is to change the language of the constitution itself on other remove felony disenfranchisement all together or at the very least make it clear that once a former fellow has served his or her time in prison. Once they're restored society they should become a citizen in every sense of the word. They should be offered radically at that point of the resources to the ballot. If i could just jump into. I think it's important to remember that. The nineteen seventy-one constitution also did not anticipate the war on drugs which has exploded the prison population. Why don't we take a quick break so that we can come back and discuss the nineteen seventy-one constitution in depth. We've got one of those. Founding fathers here joined by. At dick howard from uva as well as paul levin good of the george c marshall foundation. We'll be right back if you want to benefit from pay to play. Now you can buy joining transition. Virginia's exclusive patriotic community chip in as little as three dollars to help us produce. This podcast sustaining members. Get their questions asked on the show. Which means you know the next guest before the episode comes up so if you want us to ask questions or even if you just want to support the show up over to transition. Virginia dot com and click. The orange button to become patriarch patron today and were back on transition. Virginia were talking about the long and complicated felon disenfranchisement in virginia tracing all the way back to its roots in eighteen thirty and how developed in the eighteen. Hundreds and of course was weaponized era of jim crow so we arrive at nine thousand nine hundred seventy one and mr howard. Your their president the creationist. They say Talk about the discussion. If there was any on felon disenfranchisement You and your compatriots chose to keep it in the constitution. So we've got in our current constitution of course What was there discussion of getting rid of felon disenfranchisement and nineteen seventy-one. Well not not the way you would have today. The they certainly. The the revised stores went through the constitution of line by line section by section reconsidered. Consider all of them to see if any changes ought to be made. And i think it was felt at the time the president the drafting was done in actually in the late sixties leading up to the nineteen seventy-one constitution. I don't think the weight of the felony disenfranchisement questioned fellas heavily on their shoulders as it would today. I would like to think they would take a different approach of it if they were at work today. As opposed to fifty years ago it was cut Pointed out a moment ago that We didn't have the war on drugs. News in the clinton years in the nineteen nineties that some many persons of color of fell under the weight of going to prison. At that time there was just an enormous increase in prison population. I would point out that the commission on constitutional revision. The one that was afforded by governor mills godwin was a bipartisan. Headed had a ted dalton leading republican of that period. It was racial. it had oliver hill. Who was the leading civil rights attorney of that generation. He was the thurgood marshall virginia. So you had voices at the table. Who would have pointed out the need for change if it was necessary. And as a say i think they didn't realize that they didn't predict at the time. How much would drag. On the african american population the felony disenfranchisement provision would be and they probably also were part of that sub. Lingering notion that goes back to the very beginning in virginia that you have certain people who have not earned their place it at a citizenship table that if they are convicted of a felony. That's pretty serious stuff and that they are going to be removed from the ballot until at least They're they're they're back in the general population again. And i mentioned a moment ago. That i thought i think the revised stores understood that the governor's power to restore the voting rights of former. Felons was the safety valve in that that that would suffice as it turns out. It has not sufficed It is true that you've had the reinstatement by number by governors like mcauliffe. North them the. Reinstatement of a number of former felons. But that power in the governor is no better than whoever the incumbent is you could have another governor who was much more strict in these matters and chose not to act. So that's was as i in my judgment. That's why amending the article. Two provisions that deals with disenfranchisement felons Needs to be to be undertaken. So there's a pretty significant of virginia history that we've glossed over somewhat enabled by that nine hundred ninety two constitution where you see the progressives Sees in a way sees the means of production behind political organizations right. They didn't stop any of these corrupt practices. They adopted them and they molded them. And what you get then is the byrd organization a few decades later and then it exists into this era that you're talking about In a lot of ways the nineteen seventy-one constitution is a reaction to forty fifty years of bird organization control on virginia politics. mr howard. Can you explain how that bird era played into some of the reforms that you and your compatriots made in that nineteen seventy-one.

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07:04 min | 8 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Virginia. The podcast that documents the ongoing transition of power in virginia. I'm michael lapoma. And i'm thomas bowman today on the podcast felon disenfranchisement controvercial constitution straight. The democrats have wanted to undo for years. Now the general assembly considering a constitutional amendment to ditch the provisions and allow former felons to vote without petitioning the governor to restore their rights. Now you may think felon disenfranchisement as something that was created during the era of jim crow. You're not alone. Many people have talking points. They say something like felon disenfranchisement was created in the constitution of nineteen o two but felon disenfranchisement actually stretches all the way back to eighteen thirty during the age of jackson. That's seventy years before the jim crow constitutional so felon disenfranchisement was not created to exclude black voters during the era of jim crow but it was undoubtedly weaponized during the convention that brought back the poll tax and made a new literacy tests specifically to black voters and poor white voters spa and it worked. The electorate was cut in half today. One and five virginians are permanently. Disenfranchised african americans make up about one-fifth virginia's population but more than half of those disenfranchised virginia is one of only eleven states. That common lead disenfranchises voters. That's why the general assembly is considering a new constitutional amendment. That would be on the ballot next year to ditch felon disenfranchisement and we've got a fantastic panel to dig into this issue. Joining us is the founding father of virginia's current constitution. He was executive director of the commission. That wrote the nineteen seventy-one constitution. That's the one that we still have today. He's the water booker. distinguished professor of international law. Movie a a e dick howard. Thanks for joining us. It's great to be here also. Joining the transition team is the former president of the virginia historical society. He's currently george. C marshall foundation president at is making a return appearance on the podcast. Paul levin good. Thanks for joining us again. It's great to be back. This is such an exciting panel. I'm really glad that i talked both of you to actually doing this today. To to walk through these different constitutional issues and talk about felon disenfranchisement and perhaps we should set the stage here by talking about the very first constitution. The which happened in seventeen seventy six. So let's set the stage here and talk about that that founding document and and who was able to vote so obviously we're not talking about women voting right and african americans can't vote and even poor whites can't vote right so like back in that seventeen seventy six constitution who was able to vote. Well that's an interesting document was drafted in williamsburg and may seventeen seventy six by george mason and his his distinguished colleagues and that declaration famous declaration of rights opens on a very inclusive note. It seemed talks about constitutions being made for the common benefit talks about the natural rights of all men so it opens on a note of inclusiveness but then when it charged to the question of who can vote It's rather more qualified. Because the drafters who met in williamsburg would not interested in enlarging the elected at that time. Indeed they talk about health. If you won't vote you have to show that you have some permanent interest in an attachment to the community language of that sort and of course what they were talking about was property owners back in those days it was even among the white male population. If you didn't own property you didn't vote. It's interesting turning to our topic today. It's interesting that the seventeen seventy six constitution does not explicitly talk about people who are disenfranchised because of crime at something that actually appears later when that first constitution was ultimately revised there was a great convention at eighteen twenty nine and thirty the first rewrite the constitution that's when they begin to include constitutional language about who's not allowed to vote so in the intervening years between seventeen. Seventy six and eighteen. Thirty disenfranchisement was a matter. Statute would be only in the code not in the constitution. Apparently in eighteen twenty nine and thirty at the convention they begun to think well maybe ought to make clear in the constitution itself. Though that's so that's when they they don't yet use the word felony but they use something very like it they talk about disqualifying people for what they called infamous offenses leaving that as opposed to judicial interpretation or legislative implemetation. mr levin. good. I want to bring you in here. And and sort of set the stage in terms of what was going on the political environment and eighteen thirty. So we're talking about a time period here. The age of jackson as we as we mentioned in the intro where This was a time when you had more and more people who were wanting to be part of the process so you had white men who did not own property but they wanted to vote and so there was sort of a movement and can we sort of view the eighteen thirty constitutionists kind of a reaction to that. Yeah i think in a lot of ways. that's true. I mean just to put a little bit of context around us by the time the convention sits virginia is one of only gosh. I can't remember exactly but it's very few states that had still limited voting to landowners That was in some ways very much. An antiquated notion and obviously in the age of jackson the move toward more popular participation in electoral politics is a hallmark of the era. So i think the other thing that you have to remember. Is that virginia. In some ways in the early nineteenth century really into the mid nineteenth century is a tale of two states. It's eastern virginia which is still dominated by large plantations big planters kind of entrenched power. That went back. Generations and then western. Virginia which is more newly settled less dominated by the plantation system and large scale slavery at. And so it's i mean maybe it's a little overly simplistic to call it. Planters versus yeoman farmers but always a little more complicated than that but it really was a question of whether virginia would continue to be dominated by those who had held.

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05:59 min | 11 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"If you want to benefit from pay to play now you can buy joining transition. Virginia's exclusive patriotic community chip in as little as three dollars to help us produce. This podcast sustaining members. Get their questions asked on the show. Which means you know the next guest before the episode comes up so if you want us to ask questions or even if you just want to support the show hop over to transition. Virginia dot com and click the orange button to become patron patron today. And we're back on transition virginia. It's question time. This is part of the podcast. When we take questions from you our listeners. You can send us an email. You can hit us up on twitter or facebook. You can become a patriotic and support the work that we do here on the podcast. Our first question comes from friend of the podcast. Alex van wants to know about charter schools. How do charter schools. And perhaps even private schools generally affect school segregation. I'll open that up to other of you. That want to answer. We have strong evidence A variety of states and just nationally that charter schools are linked to increase segregation in schools. And when you have a geographic area where multiple school choices proliferate segregation tends to be worse. That's because information and resources are not distributed equally across the population so families with more information in more resources including the ability to get their kids to and from school are more likely to exercise choice which increases stratification now in virginia. Our current state charter. Laws have guided against the rapid increase in charter schools. In that is a good thing. Both of these reports would likely show much deeper levels of segregation if we had more expensive use of charter schools across the state at the same time. We do have some charter schools and fair many states in a very different situation across the country and so i think that it's really important for existing charters rules to incorporate civil rights protections those include deep and extensive outreach re transportation for students and admissions policies that prioritize student interest in the school not the schools interest in the kid charter slows. Shoot get rid of in renell involvement requirements that they might have and examine other policies. That may set up barriers tax as a think charter. Schools sometimes come up in the conversation about how to address segregation charter. Schools have impacts in terms of improving. Student outcomes and can result in higher levels of socioeconomic racial segregation. So that is why. We did not consider that as a policy option to address segregation in terms of private schools. Again i think building a strong public school system is integral to the democratic access of education to students in the state and i would also say that private schools again also have a history that increased segregation in the past range. So during the time outs resistance private. Schools were created to draw white students into the schools. In order to circumvent integration rate the creation of private academies known as segregation academies tuition grants or vouchers were given to white students found themselves in integrated school. these are really ways to circumvent integration. So i don't think that there's necessarily something wrong with the existence of private schools but that the priority should always be to create a very well resourced diverse robust system of public education because that is a social good as one that we've attempted to guarantee to every student so our focus our resources. Our attention should really be on building a system of public education and virginia that works for all students another question. Friend of the pod. Rachel she says students of color are often disproportionately placed in separate special education classes in virginia. Twenty seventeen report from henrico county showed that black male students are significantly more likely to be placed in special education than white students meaning that segregation can still happen within on segregated schools. She asked how do you think that factors into your findings and what should be done to fix this problem genevieve. Let's start with. You is such an important.

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06:06 min | 11 months ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"On transition. Virginia were talking about the lingering problem of racial segregation in virginia schools and are these to research organizations virginia commonwealth university and the commonwealth institute. That have both done some research on this and had some findings. Both of these reports also have some recommendations on how to fix the problem. Genevieve seagal hollywood to start with you and the virginia commonwealth university suggestion that the state establish a new office or department inside the department of education. One that could support voluntary integration reduce segregation collaborate housing policy explain how the sort of bureaucratic potential solution to this. Why create a new office. A new department. What what good would that actually accomplish. So the officer department video. He should happen in tandem with a number of our other recommendations but in essence you know if if the state doesn't define what school segregation as and then set up a system in perhaps the department the hold school divisions in regions accountable addressing school segregation. It's hard to imagine. Further work happening without those baseline measures in place need to define it need to evaluate it. And then you need to start holding school districts. Hannibal department could help that work and it could also offer technical assistance around whatever plan. School visions are school regions. Come up with to address school segregation given the current legal context. I think technical assistance would be important for school districts. They need support thinking through these issues. So that's why we propose creating a new small department within the existing bureaucracy. Kathy mendez your report here at the commonwealth institute. Points out that it's going to take a system of intentional actionable an anti-racist policies to make high quality education a reality for virginia students. So can you describe what are some of those policies. Virginia should be exploring. Yeah so we outline a few different areas of policy solutions ranging from local level policies. That would kind of adjust school boundaries to housing policies that could even address housing segregation ranked. 'cause there's a link there so in terms of local and regional integration policies that could take the form of regional magnet schools that could pull students across traditional boundary lines district rezoning which would have been on the local level of course with the individuals will certain manning that effort and then also managed choice systems should be equity focused choice system where it can kind of look like families. Submitting a set of school preferences and their students assigned school could be based on a variety of goals that could include proximity diversity among others and that is a system. That's houston several school districts. Nationwide like the louisville jefferson county kentucky school district. A second piece is including diversity on the school quality postcards in virginia so the virginia board of education could include levels of integration diversity on our school quality report cards. Those light now few different things about school divisions in virginia like chronic absenteeism climates teacher quality. That sort of thing. Dr include integration and diversity as well so you could really gonna change the narrative on what a quality school looks like and sort of build that more on strengths rather than deficiencies are third. Point is fair funding. So we gonna advocate for funding to make sure that students who have the greatest need for resources. Get the greatest amount. So policy makers should reform. Virginia's primary school funding formula to take into account student need and they should fully fund the newly prescribe standards quality for forward by the board of education. Which would bring crucial resources and staffing to schools like counselors and mental health professionals. Anyway take into account student socioeconomic status when allocating money to local divisions in the primary formula and lastly policies to address housing segregation so a more equitable approach to housing vouchers. inclusionary zoning laws home ownership in wealth building opportunities like down payment assistance or increased on human assistance and increase investments in the housing trust fund and fiction diversion programs cancer have begun to separate that link so one similarity in both of these reports is a sort of carrot and stick approach. But i think you take your two different reports. Take a slightly different approach. And i'd like to open this up to both of you The vcu report talks about certification requirements so new requirements for certification superintendents. School boards are teachers or principals the commonwealth institute report talks about the accreditations system. And i'd like to open this up to both of you. Is there sort of looking at certification requirements and accreditation requirements. Is that a good way to encourage behavior and sort of a carrot and stick model. Where you you're discouraging. Certain kinds of behaviors and encouraging other kinds of behaviors in terms of the certification or accreditation. The tenor of this entire conversation points to the need for certification requirements. That help people understand the history of racial discrimination in virginia's public education system and how that history as laid the groundwork were ongoing racial discrimination in the And so that was at the heart of recommendation around the certification china help but the the stakeholders who wield power over these contemporary policies. Trying to help them understand our history. And what would be needed. In order to address the.

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08:08 min | 1 year ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"If you want to benefit from pay to play now, you can buy joining transition Virginia's exclusive patriotic Community chip in as little as $3 to help us produce this podcast sustaining just get their questions asked on the show, which means you know, the next guest before the episode comes out. So if you want us to ask for questions, or even if you just want to support the show pop over to the church in Virginia. And click the orange button to become a patreon patron today. And we're back on transition, Virginia were talking about marijuana decriminalizing it legalizing it and it's question time where we take questions from you if you have any questions for transition, Virginia hit us up on Twitter. You can send us an email. You can join our patreon community where you can support the work we do here on the podcast. And in fact, our first question comes from one of our patreons Pete Gibson of Gibson printing Virginia's favorite Union printer. He asked this girl now open it up to the panel. What role is there for Virginia? Tobacco companies to play in legalization. And will there be incentives for former? Tobacco Farmers to grow Virginia college rules there toward tobacco. Look I don't think anyone is really jazzed about the idea of ultra dog. In cannabis and the Commonwealth even ultimately that may one day be a reality as long as it remains federally illegal. I think we're going to see legalization Virginia roll out or similar to the way it has in other states where it's not you know, Titans of Industry, you know, perhaps outside of those multi-state operators or even the canvas pack and and will there be a role for Virginia's? Tobacco Farmers for those books absolutely Equity can be looked at through a very large lens and and part of that conversation that Equity conversation here in Virginia and specifically within the Virginia marijuana legalization work group is about that brought that broader question of of equity in life. Not just about Equity licenses for those who may want to work in the Cannabis industry, but how can we wage? Provide opportunity and we're sort of justice to all of those who have been impacted by the failed policy. How can we incentivize opportunity for Virginia Norfolk, Virginia Farmer's or certainly part of that and to piggyback on that but also to take it away from Big tobacco and let's just go straight at the jugular a big Pharma will not let me just one cynic lease a as bought-and-paid-for both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. We're now starting to see even Purdue Pharma member that I've heard and I haven't done this story yet. But members of the Sackler family are investing in marijuana companies have tried to take the 10 or whatever billion dollars that they hid from the families who they killed with their opioids with their Oxycontin. They're now trying to get into the Cannabis market and so like there is fear within the industry wage. For lack of a better term that can go amateur ization of the industry, you know, the big takeovers people in Wall Street at the start of the recession and all these jobs in capital firms were literally thinking like who after a few months this is going to be the time to buy all these cannabis firms. Well what happened we've seen sales Spike wage cuz when people are sitting at home, I guess they like joints or bowl or an edible. So sales have been up. So all these firms avanta like rethink that just bought a rabbit capitalistic approach, which I'm fine with capitalism. I want people to make money but these pharmaceutical companies and big tobacco as well these companies that have killed hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens now want to get in on this just to I don't know to feed their bottom line, but I'm nervous about that because I don't think these companies dog. Or even Industries have proven themselves to be good actors who actually care about Americans for many people in the marijuana industry. Actually do this is medicine for millions of Americans right now while I don't disagree with you Matt, I'll remind our listeners that we should all be so fortunate as to one day have the luxury of choosing between Marlboro greens at the corner store and crafts cannabis at the boutique dispensary pharmaceutical eyes cannabinoids at CVS a message. I just want this companies owned by the people currently in prison, and I know you agree with me on that. Okay, we could keep exploring the Garden of Eden forever. But go to our next question here from Sarah Ingram Taylor Sarah is the lobbyists for Alexandria City and she has a question that comes in through Twitter at Sarah Taylor. Okay, see she points out that Alexandria substance log. Use prevention commission brought something to her attention. She wants to know will the quote social host unquote liability law extend to marijuana. Okay, social host liability line just looked it up. Google Google is a wonderful thing. It states in part that anyone who furnishes or sells alcohol to a minor is guilty of a misdemeanor and if that's acquaint consumption of the alcoholic liquor by the minor is a direct and substantial cause of that person's death, then there's criminal penalties. So so what they're asking is, you know. To give weed to minors or they're going to go to jail some many decades ago normal adopted what are called the principles of responsible cannabis use and the first point that is adult-only cannabis consumption is for adults only it is irresponsible to provide cannabis to Children. Amen, and that's industry-wide like it's not even a dog. Call a red herring. This is something that opponents bring up. Nobody in the industry wants kids consuming this stuff. Just like we don't want kids consuming alcohol. All right, Sara, if you've been listening at sounds like Alexandria has Substance Abuse Prevention commission needs new members. Amen activate Virginia on Twitter activate. Virginia wants to know should legislators package is an advisory referendum this coming session that would put legalization and Taxation on the twenty one November ballot to demonstrate public support. No, I agree with you Jim Michelle why no pets lived in a stall tactic Virginians have been vocal in their support for legalizing responsible use of money to buy a dolt. So I don't see how a referendum does more than illustrate what poll after poll after poll has already demonstrated our, New Jersey. Question comes from Bill in Richmond. He wants to know how National policy from a President Biden might influence the legalization process in Virginia. Any thoughts on that page, Virginia legislature is not swayed by the policies of neighboring states or frankly, even the federal government Virginia, like the majority of United States and territories is in violation of federal law by legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing personal possessions. So federal policy doesn't seem to be impeding progress here progress has been slowed but not because.

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02:00 min | 1 year ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Samples and if so, how long Max be served nasty curve legal. Just asking for a friend. Yeah. Yeah, Jen Michelle Panini explain what the workgroup did and what the meetings were really like so I think they'll made that joke just for me as part of the decriminalization legislation. We added an estimate language that ordered some number of secretaries to convene a legislative work group. That's what Senator was speaking to and I am a member of the workgroup and it has very similar objectives to what we outlined in the legislation initiated to jail or study and so it isn't a Shedd Virginia legalize marijuana, it is a how should Virginia go about it. And what are the major policy considerations that we would like to address off in such legislation and ultimately the work group ended up forming three subcommittees fiscal and structural subcommittee.

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08:16 min | 1 year ago

"virginia." Discussed on Transition Virginia

"Church welcome to transition Virginia the podcast that examines the transition of power from Republican to Democrat. My name is Michael cope and I'm Thomas Bellman today on the podcast off for Badness. The devil's weed Mary Jane. Yes, we're going to talk about pot earlier this year Virginia decriminalized marijuana and the Old Dominion will soon legalize marijuana to dig into this issue. We have a dynamite panel. We're joined by the leading force behind decriminalization the Voice who made it happen the executive director at Virginia normal genma Chef. Adini. Thank you for joining us. My pleasure Thomas. We're also joined by a journalist. Whose work you might have heard on NPR or whose work you might have read in The Daily Beast or in Rolling Stone. He's just log A new site called the news station that's a national alt-weekly exploring. The intersection of the War on Drugs social justice and National politics Matt. Laslo. Thanks for joining us. Anytime brother is a great. So the big picture here for Virginia is that after years of fighting and struggling the Commonwealth has finally decriminalized marijuana, not legalized marijuana, at least not yet but decriminalized. Marijuana Jim Michelle Panini, you were the force that made that happen. This Thomas said what exactly does decriminalization meaning of Virginia that's a very generous characterization of me. But thank you so decriminalization. And in this context, we're using it as a state policy word. It means choice to substitute a criminal penalty with some type of generally civil penalty could be a fine could be a warning could be dead. And something like community service, but generally it means to remove a criminal penalty and substitute it with some lesser civil penalty. And Matt. Laslo. I'm wondering about the experience in other states when other states have decriminalized marijuana, what kind of pitfalls have happened or what kind of benefits have they seen and that's the funny thing about. You know, I'm here in Washington like everything these days just gets sucked into this stupidly hyper-partisan lands. So like if you talked to some conservatives from some of these states that have decriminalized quote unquote legalize locally, you know, there's just these talking points that are out there that are stale and one thing we're doing with our site. The news station is we're really trying to like actually do it normal has been doing for years like really hone in on those research studies cuz like new science and new data and research is coming out all the time. So it's basically we've seen from Most states wage. He was sounding you know success does not attend the kids using it. That's a false talking point. Every state is actually actively working to make sure that just like alcohol. You can't imbibe unless you're Twenty-One et cetera. And also now Criminal Justice Reform has become a part of this Illinois was kind of a leader on that. So now off of other states are going back like Colorado and Oregon some of the initial states to decriminalize they are now kind of kicking themselves and saying who we put a lot of that money into local police forces which right now as you may have heard is not quite in Vogue any longer, so I think Virginia coming in when it's poised to come in is I'm going to bode well because you guys are set up to really learn from everyone else's mistakes. Gen Michelle. What kind of decrim numbers are you seeing at Virginia normal decriminalization, you know, yep. Not a solution for prohibition but it is an incremental step that frankly Most states are willing to take before they get to legalizing of don't use and what we are seeing is roughly a 50% reduction in arrests post decriminalization. What we aren't seeing is any shift in the disparate enforcement of those thoughts on the laws between black and white Americans that that disparity that racial disparity in arrests still lingers after decriminalization and in Virginia what this translates into age to hopefully it's about 15,000 fewer arrests per year prior to this law taking effect on July one, Virginia was spending over $100 million taxpayer dollars enforcing the policy that frankly they didn't support and arresting upwards of 30,000 Virginians every year for marijuana possession. So the Democrats took control of the House of delegates in the states anyway, Earlier this year and took action on decriminalizing after you know, assuming power after a generation of not being in power. This is sort of the theme of our podcast transition, Virginia is about that transition of power. One thing that Democrats tried to do though is walk this line of saying they were going to decriminalize marijuana, but they're not encouraging anyone to use it. In fact, it is still illegal took two House Majority Leader Charnel Herring about this it was her bill that accomplished all of this and this is how she explained it. Well, I mean, there's still a civil penalty. I don't think it encourages drug use, but the reality is that people are using marijuana and the arrests are disproportionate. And so this is an attempt to address that might Las Lomas curious about the politics of this and Democrats trying to walk this line of, you know, trying to be in favor of Criminal Justice Reform and yet at the same time not seem Like they don't care about Law and Order. How do they how are Democrats trying to walk this line? When you asked me about the politics of it? I almost laugh because when you look at polling even in Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, if you look at his home state of Kentucky one poll that came out showed that ninety percent of Republicans in Kentucky supported medicinal marijuana wage. So right there this isn't a partisan issue at all and few studies show that about two-thirds of Americans support legalization or more for another mostly medicinal and it's not really split on a part in line, which is why the politicians here in Washington are so far behind all these states and voters on the ground who just bypass Washington cuz Washington's gridlocked and worthless. So now we have 11 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized recreational weed because they gave up on Congress like many other advocacy groups have done for a list of other issues. We're not giving up here in Virginia. And and not only did we decriminalize personal possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on July 1st. The state also took legalized participation in its medical cannabis program on July 1st. It's a pretty to extraordinary steps forward for the Commonwealth and and all in one Fell Swoop. Once that sort of Trifecta of power was in place in the legislature Jim Michelle. Can I ask you a question about strategy here for D? Crab? Why go for decriminalization life first before legalization? This is a public policy issue that had been before the legislature many many times. I mean there was a multi-year hall to get this issue serious face time and and ultimately was one that Governor Northam ended up campaigning on so it was a priority for his administration and what time You do here in Virginia is take any win we can get one of the topics of debate when the house of delegates was considering. This was the potential pitfalls of decriminalizing without legalizing and they precarious situation that put Virginia in one of the Republicans home voice to this was delegate Nick rush and I spoke to him during the session.

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01:50 min | 1 year ago

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"Couldn't vote. Let's go and take a break. We are talking with Dr Paul Levin Good. The former president of the Virginia Historical Society and current president of the George C Marshall Foundation, and also our friend delegates. Schuyler van Valkenburgh from Henrico. And we're back on Transition Virginia Brunell going to talk about the fall of the readjustment. So this is a group that we talked about earlier had a meteoric rise to power eighteen, seventy nine. The party is founded in the early part of the year. By the election in November, they were able to gain a majority in both house of delegates and the Senate. They had fifty six out of the one hundred seats mouse twenty, four out of the forty seats and the Senate and the next election cycle and eighty one they kept the general assembly and elected their own Governor Governor Cameron, and then the. Next year and the congressional election they had six out of the ten house seats meanwhile, the General Assembly of course, at this time is picking the US senators. So they pick Mahone who went to the Senate and ran the political machine from his US Senate office and they also picked the other US senator. So they had both seeds of the US Senate. They had six out of ten house of representative seats. They had the house ability. They had the state Senate, they had the governor's office when that's all within three years and then it all falls apart doctor Levin. Good. What happens to the readjustments? It's a really.

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06:12 min | 1 year ago

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"Levin. Good. I wouldn't start by setting the scene here. So when the readjusts are formed and take power in the General Assembly in. Seventy nine give us the setting here. So this is like we're not even talking about reconstruction anymore. Reconstruction is like nine years past give us a window of what was going on in the late eighteen seventies that allowed this to happen. Well, I guess you're right to point out that reconstruction was over ended in Virginia and eighteen seventy when Virginia was readmitted to the. Union. But there was kind of this interim period questions were being determined as to who was going to be allowed to hold power. you it enfranchised the state, African American population. There were African Americans winning local offices. So the political social kind of setting was was really kind of a bit in flux. You know when you had some politicians and figures from the prewar Arrow returning and trying to get back into power and you had new voices being heard. So it was just a lot of tumble at the time and it created I think this unique situation in Virginia history where there was this. Void and the void in some ways was really filled by as you mentioned, the adjuster what comes to be called a readjust her party, and also it is important to point out that one of you know the key debate in this entire period is a financial debate. The the Commonwealth's finances are really hamstrung by the issue of prewar debt which sounds really boring except this is we're talking about more than probably half of the State's budget is being paid in interest payments. For the debt that it incurred. In. The antebellum period mainly building things like roads and railroads and canals, all sorts of internal improvements which. I'm sure. Delegates. Van. Valkenburgh, you know talks to students about sometimes in that in that pre war era that era of improvements the Virginia had invested in these things borrowed money to do it. And then of course, there most of them are destroyed by the civil war, and now they're left trying to figure out how they're going to pay this massive debt this in these interest payments and do everything else they need to do. And this question really lingers and hangs over the head of all this politics. We're going to get to the legacy later on in the podcast but delegate van. Valkenburgh. I'm GonNa sort of hinted that right now at the top of the show, which is how we think about the readjust now in the modern world, like what is their legacy? How do we think about this time period today? Yeah, that's a good question and I think there's there's two things that I think we should address when we talk about it I think. One thing we have to note is that the reason why they were even possible is kind of the structure that allowed them to come into power. In. So when you look back kind of the history of of Virginia politics, you look back at the history of Virginia Governance we we've had many constitutions you had the constitution seventeen, seventy, six constitution of eighteen, thirty, the constitution, eighteen, fifty one, and it's really only with the constitution of eighteen sixty nine which provided African Americans the right to vote which I did not have a poll tax was added. It was done by the readjusting now, but it was only within the context of that of that constitution that this moment could even rise and I think that speaks to how important it is to have a constitution that facilitates. Democratic participation whether that's in the vote or how you draw the lines. You Know Rep Tartar talks about the Great Gerrymander of eighteen thirty, which was basically baking into our constitution, the legislative power for the eastern part of the state, and what that did was give slave owners the power in Virginia all the way through until eighteen, eighteen, sixty, four in the nineteen, sixty, nine with the kind of postwar constitutions I? Think. That's one thing that's really important to know is how the fundamentals help lead to different policies in different politics, and then the second thing is it is an interesting moment is an interesting moment about what matters to people. Coming out of this, the debt was the important thing. There's this huge conversation around school debt. So the Eighteen seventy eight, the general MB passes a school appropriations bill and the Governor Vetos it. When you look back at the language of his veto and why he vetoed it is incredibly inflammatory but it's basically talking about we're GONNA pay off this debt and schools is optional thing. And then that kind of folds in that leads to Mahone the confederate general turned egalitarian who calls a conference and says, you know this conferences for anybody who wants to come in makes kind of explicit call to people from both races and out of that. You could this coalition that exists in almost you know immediately after once they're successful, the rug is kind of pulled out from under them because the debt is no longer the important thing in race kind of respect to the forefront, and so I think it speaks to. The contingency of politics as well and how coalitions will change, and you know how you guys talk about the transition from Republican to Democratic power and how maybe this General Assembly. Assembly was the most progressive in history and maybe it was. But you know what that means in two years is going to be a lot different because some of these issues have now been taken off the table or have been or maybe have been taken off the table on what does that mean for politics in two thousand and twenty, two to twenty four, right So I think. The lesson is both structural but also the kind of day today politics in what issues drive people in eighteen seventy, eight poor white folks poor black folks were incredibly concerned about schools in the debt issue didn't play. five years later. Everybody agreed that the readjusts did the right thing debt or seemingly right. They put it to bed in the issue became about race again. and. So I think those are two kind of interesting lessons. And I think what? Telling you know Michael Getting back to your question. There is how are the readjusts remembered today? We'll. They're not. I mean they they.

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05:52 min | 1 year ago

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"The orange button to become a patriot patron today. And we're back. This is my favorite segment. It's question time. So Question Time is where we solicit questions from our patriotic patrons. These are people who actually pay the podcast day support our work and they WANNA see us do more of it. So the very first question is from friend of the PODCAST. Harrison Roadway for those of us who support paid sick leave had we advocate for that goal and get it accomplish in a way that continues to allow the Commonwealth to be a great place for companies to want to locate if they perceive this business Policy to be potentially negative to their bottom lines. The first thing is everyone who wants paid sick day policy needs to contact your legislators particularly your senator you need to tell your senator we want a paid sick day policy that covers all workers in Virginia If you WANNA get into the weeds, you can say we WANNA paid sick they palsy liked the Colorado policy but talk with them, email them right them. If they have a community forum, go to the form and ask questions about paid sick days. Let them know that you care about this? I was going to add that I think we can advocate for this in a way that demonstrates that Virginia is particularly good for businesses to locate a paid sick days. Policy puts businesses especially small businesses on a more even playing field with their bigger competitors at by the benefit I think that a lot of employers be surprised by how little paid sick days policy actually cost him moment because employees really only take it when they genuinely need it. So I, think You know making this the argument that this is actually good for businesses bottom line, and again it's the right thing to do. Is really important as we move forward. All right. Our next question is about a poll conducted by YouGov for Virginians for paid sick days it showed overwhelming support ninety, six percent of Democrat support a paid sick day policy Virginia even seventy, two percent of Republicans support the policy for under the PODCAST SAM is wondering why that kind of support is not moving the. Senate, Commerce Labor Committee with an overwhelming majority of Virginians supporting paid sick leave based on recent polling data and businesses. Especially, the smaller ones strongly opposed to it. It seems that a bipartisan majority of the Senate Committee that voted it down or either tone deaf or are not in step with the transition to a democratic majority in the Commonwealth. Is that a fair assessment? Are, all those senators tone-deaf deaf. While what I would say is that this really comes down again to a vocal minority of very well funded lobbyists getting in the ears of legislators and policy-makers who have tended to be a little bit more deferential to big businesses I think they really haven't had a chance to hear from the vast majority of Virginians who believed that this policy is really necessary and I think it's also become more urgent to Virginians especially with So I think this presents another opportunity for us to rally the grassroots into organize our communities and Organiz, the businesses who are already doing the right thing and who support this legislation to make sure that they're also hearing from those of us who don't have deep pockets. And in fact, eighty four percent of businesses provide this benefit are ready to their fulltime workers. Lower number for part time workers but most businesses are already doing this, and so these lobbyists that suggests that businesses can't do this most businesses are doing it. We just need to make sure that all do it at a very fair and equal way. Our last question comes from Ian Hines in spot. So Vania Virginia he is pointing out the differences in the mostly the construction industry, but between general contractors and subcontractors and often subcontract General Contractors Rather will hire teams of subcontractors to keep their own in house employees below those arbitrary threshold, and so he has a question as to whether those subcontractors working under the direction of the same general contractor would qualify for paid sick leave we'll. Leave payment be subject to the joint employer ruling of the Fair Labor Standards Act for example, the employees of various subcontractors with less than twenty five workers under the direction of the same general contractor potentially qualified for paid leave. That's a really good question I. Honestly don't know the answer. There's nothing in the bill that directly addresses this question of contractors and subcontractors. So we will need to figure that one out. That's a very good question. Thank you. Kim and Audra can you tell our listeners a little bit more about how they can find out more about your organizations? Absolutely, I would say the first place you should go to as va paid sick days dot org, which is our coalition website, and then you can find out more about freedom Virginia Freedom Va Dot Org. And at Virginia Interfaith Center Org all spelled out Virginia interfaith center if you want to be involved in this campaign as well as others but Virginia paid sick days is really the place to get a lot of the background information on.

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04:45 min | 1 year ago

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"A handful of Virginia. A woman voted for her deceased mother. A man voted for his deceased wife and the mayor of Appalachia and Costa spiritual tried to steal his election by buying votes with cigarettes and pork rinds and stealing ballast from the mail. Sender Ebben why are Republicans so worried about election fraud? Well, I think we have a philosophical difference between the parties and a lack of understanding of Some of the realities of everyday virginians lives in Virginia up to a certain point African Americans were not allowed to be born in hospitals in received birth certificates and thus have certain kinds of identification easily and Republicans until recently were asking or special identification just to get registered and. At the polls, they wanted us to be able to show photo I. D.'s and not everyone has a photo id we took care of that but. It's really A. Trumpian issue. If you repeated often enough, they're concerned that for that one person who they suspect may be committing fraud they'd rather make it. For the next ten, thousand people, Democrats would rather make it easier for legitimate voters to vote. and. We don't see a problem with as you heard in that sound bite. So they're just suspicious in think that we're up in good and We think that people should be able to vote in a democracy and that putting barriers in place is a bad idea as we've seen in Virginia's history from years ago. That report that Senator Lock was talking about specifically mentions new Virginia majority was a case back in two thousand, seventeen where a volunteer for new Virginia majority pleaded guilty to one count of falsifying voter registration applications. What was going on with that case sure. So like many organizations obviously know that case well. Like many organizations that tried to register folks to vote we have a lot of volunteers who go out and and and collect applications. I think that example is a perfect example of the systems and the checks and balances working right. So as an organization that collects and delivers absentee ballot applications, we go through our own quality checks in quality control program, and so when applications, for example or incomplete, we stick them in a pile over here complete applications that go through our rigorous chat are put in a pile here and then. We. Hand deliver these applications that Registrar's office in these stacks and we flag the ones that are incomplete or might have some problems for the registrar and the registrars will you know their office in these election officials do a tremendous job of checking every single one of these applications to make sure that only eligible individuals are registered to vote and Ken vote In that particular instance, those applications were flagged and we worked both with the Alexandria city, Registrar's Office and the Commonwealth's Attorney Office to provide all the information we had on. That, particular individual that collected those applications and and worked with them to make sure that the case was resolved in the best way and it did result in that individual getting prosecuted for his actions. So all of these measures to make voting easier for people are happening while the president of the United States. Donald trump is deliberately undermining the US Postal. Service what happens Senator Ebben to Virginia absentee ballots? If the United States Postal Service is undermined. Well, let's keep in mind the the volume that we're talking about the postal service overall. On the job they do the excellent job, they did the last presidential election. There were thirty, three, million Americans voted by mail. This presidential election were expecting as many as one hundred million, and it sounds like a huge number and it is a large number. But when you look at what the postal service handles every day they handle about four hundred, seventy, two, million pieces of mail per day. So we're talking about less than a quarter of what the handle on a daily basis as the totality of the ballots collected a nationwide. They handle twenty million pieces of mail per hour. So one hundred, million pieces of mail is is fine but one question I'd put out there is that people need to when they get their ballot and they can request them now online, they need to return them early don't return them the day before the election, but returned them when they get them you know your research on who you're voting for, and then send the ballot back. Don't just set it down and they can request them online now either from the State Board of elections website or they can request them even.

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08:41 min | 1 year ago

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"I didn't even know he was in town so he he was in town. This mishap happened and it was all over the paper I was like how sloppy can be refunded to the president. And you're running for a national election urinetown and you'RE GONNA Commonwealth Virginia or South Carolina North Carolina. Wherever you're at you don't even know what state you're in what locality. You're in or anything like that Whitney. We've seen lots of candidates. Come here to Richmond Right. Yeah I mean club. Chart was just here on Saturday. Obviously she's dropped out Sanders win was sanders here last week after Thursday and then this really surprised me because I was actually there for P. Buddha judge and I was so I was actually surprised that he I mean. He wasn't doing as well as he could but like. I was kind of surprised he dropped out. He got such a strong showing in northern Virginia. So many people came out and it seemed like there was just so much energy around him for for those who you know who supported him. It seemed like there was so much energy and people loved that he sounded and reminded reminded them of President Obama. You know on that on that same token And so I thought that he was gonNA. I thought he was going to be a little bit stronger than he was But I don't know I don't know what was I sanders Virginia. Yeah a couple of times. Andrew was in northern Virginia recently. And here's in Norfolk as well I was that crowded northern Virginia Norfolk do does he had eight thousand people in Norfolk Just the other day and some something crazy like that and then He had not as big Vigna limitations and I can't remember the specific number. Hit a very large crowd in northern Virginia. But that's expected you've got. I think it's one point. Two million voters in northern Virginia You can fill a room pretty easily with somebody who believes anything. I'm curious about the the timing here with all of these candidates dropping out at the last minute you know. Virginia infamously does not have early voting. You have to have an excuse to early. So there's been lots of people who have yet to cast their ballots And you have to think about like the alternative universe. Virginia did have early voting. And you had all these. Many many people voting for cloture judge in sort of casting their votes away. I can't remember another election cycle or so. Many people dropped out and the four days leading up to the election. Three days leading up to the election. The timing of this is just seems really yes. Yes is kind of bizarre because the Super Tuesday. I mean. Come on go. Thank you who Super Tuesday and then reassessed reevaluated. Delegates where you're at in the in the positioning in the polls and stuff like that. But he's dropped out well before and even come to Virginia speaking so the put the bill unanswered questions here is what are the effect of Bloomberg He probably essentially hurts Biden. What so what about Warren staying in the race like what are the dynamics there. Does she hurt or help anybody staying in the race? I would think that Liz Warren would be doing very well in a county like Arlington where it's a high high education spewed female and older and wealthier and and Liz Warren would be a very attractive candidate to people who are part of the system. They want to change it to make it more progressive. But they don't WANNA burn it all down between Biden and Bernie think well probably philosophically. Unfortunately I think most people are going to look at her going into the election day. Say or Primary Day and say well you know she doesn't at this point really have a pet the viability? She's been not to not been doing very well overall I like her. My heart might be with her but she's not a viable candidate and and a very educated democratic electric is GonNa come to similar conclusions in northern Virginia. So I think that's to be determined. You know I'm interested Thomas in your internal monologue here. I didn't realize that you were an undecided voter. So when you go to the polls on Super Tuesday you actually right now at this hour that we're recording this. You actually don't know who you're going to vote for. Yeah I can make an argument for any of them and I. I'm one of those never trumpers I wanted to seventy seven percent of Democrats. Who just want somebody who can beat Donald Trump So I don't think I'll be voting for Mike Bloomberg But the the the final vote is To be determined. I like Liz a lot. I think she she. I think she could do well. Especially contrasting against Donald Trump. Who would get distracted by just calling your poke hottest the whole time But then you've got Biden who's mental acuity issues are going to be his biggest vulnerability in my mind. That's ages Thomas. No I don't can do if the worst trump can do is call out Warren by calling her pocahontas than I think she's a city for Bet. Then yeah either either Biden or sanders the middle acuity talking about trump the way that she went after the Bloomberg love to see that on the stage. Yeah Yeah and to be clear with mental acuity. What I'm talking about is making reference to Richards earlier statement about Biden. Forgetting where he is he. He'll be probably the oldest person will help he'll be the person who presents the oldest. Yes Bernie Sanders is. I think older but Biden has struggled and some of the early debates and if we see that Biden come back post Super Tuesday. That could present a really big problem for the Democratic Party. I definitely think Thomas you're not alone in that still somewhat undecided but you will throw support behind anybody who the party ultimately chooses. It sounds like a lot of Virginians. Feel that way one hundred percent. That's correct you. It's lot easier to do this when we're the same room. This is like this is totally Jack leg. Richard is this more or less jack leg than last time. Don't have earpiece in my ear so that's good. It's positive in that respect but it's negative because I don't have a drink in my hand. Yes we'll we'll have to remedy that sometime later this week or maybe after session after I have a strong cup of coffee rather than rather than like a couple of glasses barred. Lamey you ten so okay. Let's do this. And then let's wrap up. Richard what is your top three prediction. What are one two three finish in Virginia on on Super Tuesday on in? But it's going to be close than sanders mourn but I think it's GonNa be close so when you win and I don't make predictions Thomas Beck around to you. What are your top three predictions? One two and three. You know what? I'm actually right on board with Richard. Here I think it's going to be a Biden Bernie and Warren following up. Pete had been doing well but now that he's gone. I think Biden's got the edge. The question is would you WANNA do? Is he going to continue the edge? Or YOU'RE GONNA lose the edge after Super Tuesday flounders. You know like he's done in the debates and he's come back he's done that. Several Times were extends east two incomes by and you know locally you know for Democrats. It hasn't been fatal Republicans have poundstone enough. But you know I don't think he's going to be able to come back from you. Know if he's got a pretty You know bad loss on Super Tuesday..

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