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Fresh update on "washington d.c." discussed on America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
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Rep. Lauren Boebert: Holding the Line on the Debt Ceiling
"One of the other things you guys fought for ladies is some fiscal restraint We're going bankrupt We're $30 trillion in debt It won't be a formal bankruptcy we can print money but it will be a de facto one through inflation Your money will just be worth nothing How do you see the debt ceiling debate which is getting hotter by the day now as we get closer to some serious deadlines progressing I had I think it was Jim Jordan on and he insisted that they were going to hold the line How do you feel about that Yes So when it said that we're going to hold the line I think we've proven that we mean it We were able to get amazing concessions out of the speakers race One of them being a balanced budget being brought to the floor But before we do that we do have to deal with this debt ceiling issue that's at hand Democrats went through a complete spending spree in the name of COVID in the name of a pandemic And now here we are hitting our debt ceiling again that was just raised We brought in a record $4.9 trillion into the treasury And it shows that Washington D.C. does not have a revenue problem We have a spending problem So there absolutely has to be serious cuts And I think some of the things that I'm floating out there we're all getting together and organizing our thoughts on this But one of the things I'm floating is first of all take that $600 billion that's left over that unspent COVID money that was approved by Congress And put that towards it We certainly need to end the COVID emergency because there are people who are still on Medicaid that can not be kicked off Medicaid They could be working well able body adults working and they are not able to be kicked off Medicaid because of the congresswoman
Fresh update on "washington d.c." discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Would you like it, or here's some donors? Would you like to share some of these donors? Would you like to do a joint fundraiser? Would you like to do a joint rally? Can't do that. Now you can have candidates come speak at your events, but you can not coordinate with those candidates. It's a very fine line. Now, 5 27s are regulated the same way, 5 27s are super PACS. You hear about that a lot, but the RNC is different. The RNC because of federal election law allows the party itself that the person is running in, so let's say that Joe Smith is running as a Republican in Wyoming, Joe Smith is able to talk to the RNC. Joe Smith is able to do meetings with the RNC. Joe Smith is able to receive data from the RNC. Joe Smith, or let's use more applicable examples. Let's say Blake masters was able to rehearsal walker was able to or Adam lacks solar. JD Vance, they're able to pick up the phone and say, RNC lets meet. What is your polling showing? What is your data showing? What messaging is going to work or not going to work. So the RNC at its best should operate as a central hub, a clearing house, to be able to get data, volunteer strategy, grassroots, fundraising, small dollar donors, the RNC is necessary. We will not win in 2024. We first don't clean up our elections, and that's why we need an actual functioning RNC. To make sure that we do not continue to have the sabotage and the ambush campaigns that plague our great candidates like Kerry Lake and many others, but secondly, if we do not have an RNC that is deploying resources prudently and properly, that is understanding the need to energize voters with proper messaging, done correctly and properly, a functioning RNC can work in harmony with some of our best candidates, including if Donald Trump is the nominee in 2024. Whoever the nominee is in 2024, we need to have in our NC that is able to work in tandem with whomever that candidate is. I do not have faith. That the current RNC regime will be able to get our movement, the America first movement, back into The White House in 2024. And I know a lot of you feel the same way. But that's just one example of several of why this matters so much. There is a technical reason, and the technical reason I just laid out for you. But in harmeet Dylan has made some promises, Mike lindell has made several promise a similar promises. We want to decentralize the RNC. We want to bring it to Jacksonville, Florida, or we want to bring it to Atlanta, Georgia. We want to bring it to Wisconsin. We want to bring it to Phoenix, Arizona, shut down the Washington D.C. office. I have not heard a good argument as to why the RNC has an office in Washington, D.C.. The RNC is not there as a lobbying organization, it shouldn't be there as a social club. It shouldn't be there as a consultant clearing house. The RNC should not have a stapler in Washington, D.C.. The RNC should not have a keurig machine in Washington, D.C.. It should be a fire sale, shut it down, bar the door. Get as much money as you can for it. And then open up four other headquarters. Say the RNC now has four headquarters, or four headquarters, are in Fulton county, Georgia, we are now in Waukesha, Wisconsin, we are in Maricopa, and we are in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania. That's we are going to live where we need a wind votes. We are going to operate in the actual places that are going to be necessary to save the republic. This alone, the current RNC regime finds this idea to be preposterous. Ah, come on, you need a D.C. office. Why? What is the answer? We need to live where we need to win. Hire the staff there. Immerse yourself in the culture, understand the demography, understand the trends, the things that candidates are talking about. Now the RNC will say, well, we open field offices. I am not talking about a field office. I'm talking about the actual nuts and bolts of where you call the headquarters. And by the way, it would be nice to actually spend money in the states where you need to actually be able to win people over. So this is all happening right now in Dana point, California, of course, Dana point, California, at $900 a night resort, the RNC is at the Waldorf Astoria in Dana point. Is that right, the Waldorf Astoria? There is a more opulent option, and that's what they'll probably say. The Ritz is which one's higher? Check which one's higher on Expedia. I don't know if Expedia is the best. What do you use? Hotels dot com, hotels dot com. Which is a priceline. That's William Shatner. I'm wondering which one Ritz is cheaper. Than the Waldorf. All right, so they took the more opulent option. And just for the record, I think the Ritz is actually a nicer hotel. I actually do. That Ritz is a beautiful property. Had an opportunity to go to a couple of events there, right? Am I right? The Waldorf, I don't think it's just overpriced. I'm actually not really a Waldorf fan, as it is. Yeah, so but anyway, that's where they're doing, is it really true it's owned by the Chinese? Is that right? I don't know if that's right or not. Maybe or not. By the way, if I was running the RNC, okay, you don't have to go to days in. I think that's an you don't have to go to, you know, motel 8 or whatever. That's too much, okay? But maybe a Hilton, you're just like a main line nice brand. Maybe a Marriott? Maybe a Weston, right? I mean, something that's good for business travelers. And maybe do it in a state that you need to win? Don't do it the Hyatt because that's JB pritzker. You help fund the Democrats. Marriott, they've been Republican donors in years past. Why you have it at the Waldorf Astoria? I don't know..
Raheem Kassam Weighs In on the Pence Document Discovery
"We think about the Pence discovery of documents? We actually haven't talked about this yet today. It was the breaking news yesterday. What's your take on this? Yeah, I did a I did a short podcast on my substack, there's my little plug for that. Yesterday, when this happened, not least because of course, Mike Pence had already gone out there and said, no, I would never do this. I've never done this and then sure enough, you know, transparent that he had. And that's interesting enough in and of itself. I'm not sure why you would voluntarily offer that information if it were if it were false or you knew in some way that it would fall. So odd as far as that's concerned. But the bigger picture about all of this is and you mentioned the polyp bureau earlier. And I think that's a really great word to use as far as the Washington D.C. set is concerned because what are they really trying to do here Vis-à-vis declassification? The trying to make it seem and you've already seen the op eds, The Guardian, The New York Times, I've read one in The Boston Globe as well. Yesterday. The declassification process is so dated and we shouldn't have to rely on these old men to not steal documents away from whichever government department or whatever part of Congress that they had ever worked in. And that everything is basically too old and white and pale and stale. And what we really need is a committee driven approach to this, right? Which they mean a polyp bureau driven approach to this. The people like Alexander vindman should really be in charge of this the national security apparatus in D.C. should decide what gets declassified. Well, what happens, Charlie, if the national security apparatus is in charge of releasing information pertaining to the national security apparatus? Will they hide their malfeasance? That's what happens. I think that's the broader brush stroke here that they are trying to subsume power away from the commander in chief. So
Joe Biden Now Sending Heavy American Tanks Off to Ukraine
"War in Ukraine, Russia's invasion of Ukraine is increasingly murky. It's unclear exactly what does success look like there. And why is the United States getting more and more involved? So the Washington D.C. ruling elite are insistent that Ukraine is close to a massive breakthrough that Ukraine is taking back land that their liberating cities. Now that very well might be true. I've seen conflicting reports on that, but let's pretend that's true. Let's say Ukraine is marching forward, but then what does absolute success look like? I don't think we have it in the cut sheet, but if you guys get Lindsey Graham, flanked by the two Democrat senators, lady Graham went to Ukraine just to continue to beat the drums of war, and you have to wonder why does a foreign nation, again, Ukraine is not America. Get so much attention, so much funding. So much energy, so much enthusiasm, breaking right now. Biden will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine. Which will assuredly escalate this proxy war of Ukraine versus Russia. Now, some of you in this audience are very pro war in Ukraine. I won't say a majority of you actually think a majority of you are right where our opinions are on this program. You're exhausted. You want our leaders to actually care about our own country. It's kind of a crazy concept. But some of you say, hey, Charlie's most important thing. We have to try to push back Putin Putin is modern day Hitler. I don't think that's true. I do think Putin is a bad guy, but not everybody you don't like who's in charge of a country's Hitler. Just not responsible. It's not fair. It's not true.
Who Is Watching the Eyes of the CCP?
"You received an invitation or you asked for an invitation to speak to the Republican governors associated to the national governors association. NGA. And they said, huh? And you showed up and you told them that each of them had been classified by the Chinese government, that got their attention. When you tell the audience a little bit about that story, which they've got to read in full to appreciate, but the CCP has a file on every governor and they are classified. So I had seen hints of this when I was a CA director, but I became Secretary of State. I was able to see it more clearly. And I was able to get this document declassified. It was written nominally by a Chinese think tank. But what they've done at the direction of the Chinese Communist Party was to continue to evaluate all 50 governors of the United States of America. And they would rank them. Friend foe or were working on them. And by the time I got it to classify, I'd also noted that there was a meeting in Washington, D.C., where all the governors would be. And so I called governor Hogan and then governor of New York, Cuomo, and asked for 20 minutes. They gave me 20 minutes on a Saturday afternoon. It was pretty sleepy day. But when I began to lay out for them the fact that the Chinese Communist Party was watching them, observing them, running influence operations against them and had measured them, had raided them, essentially said, do we have them in our pocket yet or not, boy, I had their attention. They all, they all turned immediately to their devices or to their chiefs of staff and says, hey, I got to have a copy of that. I got to know where I am. And I wanted them to just be a little taken back, but mostly I wanted to remind them that this isn't just an attack on our federal government. It is at every level of our government today that the Chinese Communist Party is conducting its assault against our freedoms.
Doug and Ben Lieberman Discuss the Energy Policy Dance
"You think most people have any real idea of the energy policy dance between an administration and the congressional, because even being there for 8 years, I would love to say we do oversight. I love to say we set policy, but in many ways, Congress is reactive. And I think that's become an issue over time and energy policy and other things where the Congress seems to always be reacting to what the administration is doing and especially if they're of different parties. Oh, absolutely. But part of it is Congress's fault. Congress passes these grandiose bills and allows regulators who may be in a few years controlled by the different party to do a whole bunch of things. And then you have members of Congress saying, oh, we can't stand what these regulators are doing to my constituents, but they're using statutory authority that that same member may have supported several years earlier. So you've hit something that was my pet peeve in Washington, D.C.. Number one, bill authors who had no idea what their bill did. And number two, leaving the language blank. Pelosi took a hit by beating when she said we don't have to pass it to see what's in it. The truth of the matter is she was actually being truthful, not the way to do, but she was actually being truthful. There was no way ObamaCare could be understood in the language that the bill was passed in.
Linda Ronstadt Insults Mike Pompeo
"Welcome back and they're gonna do you it. I'm joined now by the former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his brand new book never give an inch is a fabulous read. I have been immersed in it for a couple of weeks. Good morning, mister secretary. Congratulations. You did not hear, but you're opening music with Linda Ronstadt singing. When will I be loved? Well done, Lou, are you? Well played. Well, I want people to begin with that anecdote because it sets the tone for the book. You are perhaps no holds barred when it comes to Washington, D.C. culture, and the Kennedy Center Honors is really Washington D.C. culture. So I like moment. Tell people about what happened there. Oh, here we the State Department's responsible for putting on this big event to honor great Americans talented Americans for music and the arts Secretary of State hosts the dinner on the evening before the big event. And you know these folks don't like Republicans very much. They certainly didn't like me or the Trump administration. So my wife and I said we're debating whether we should go. But you know, we wanted to honor the tradition. Great people. Earth wind and fire, Linda Ronstadt. There was a great group of folks. Very talented. That's a way we went to this event. It's intended to honor the musicians. And the Secretary of State does a little bit of introduction work. And so I decided to keep it both sincere to honor them and with a little bit of humor. And so I joke when I was introducing Linda Ronstadt to the podium, I asked the audience, I said, goodness gracious. When will I be loved? Harker back to one of her songs. The end of she doesn't get up and look at me and look me straight in the eye and say, you're not going to be in love till you leave this guy Trump or something like that. Yes, the roof, by the way, left and right in the room could see this was both inappropriate, nasty, mean beneath the level of the nice evening we were having. But I just got a chuckle went on with our lives fully expected in today's Washington D.C. that those of us who believe in traditional value sets will be mocked by those who want to undermine our country. That's what miss ronstadt was doing. It was most unfortunate and a little bit funny. No,
The Ever-Increasing Number of Classified Docs at Biden's Home
"Start with headline here. 68 days, 68 days. It took for the president's team to come forward and tell us about these documents that have been found at the Penn Biden center. His little think tank there in Washington D.C. that was, well, heavily bankrolled, frankly, by the Chinese to the tune of millions of dollars. Anyway, we didn't know about this until somehow it got leaked. Even though it was known, before the midterm elections, I mean, just think about the implications of that alone. You had Joe Biden out there telling 60 minutes in the months leading up to the election how atrocious it was. I mean, really. Unthinkable that anybody could be so, so careless, except that he himself, it turns out, has been careless for years and years and years going all the way back to his Senate days. That's the latest. You see, they just found another trove of information. More and more and more keeps coming out. I just like to know why is there no FBI raid? Why is the FBI just allowing his lawyers to try and look for things? I mean, I find that rather suspicious, rather concerning in that clearly, they're not finding everything because we keep getting more buckets of stuff coming forward. And by the way, they don't even tell us, right? They try and mislead you. They're like, oh, 6 more things found. 5 more things found. Are we talking boxes? Are we talking documents? We don't know yet, because Joe Biden's like, hey, I did nothing wrong. I have no regrets.
Caller: What's Happening to Netanyahu Is Happening to Republicans
"One about what you're talking about Benjamin Netanyahu Isn't that kind of the crazy crap we're trying to have our swamp up in Washington D.C. due to any of our Republicans And that what they're doing to them you're asking Well trying to basically make it where they can run us out Thank you I think in a different way you're a 100% correct They're intimidating these Republicans I think they're trying to make an example out of Trump He didn't deserve to be impeached twice He didn't deserve to be criminally investigated He doesn't deserve what's going on now I'm not even just talking morally And hasn't done anything Then they secure 6 year of his taxes with the support of the chief justice of the Supreme Court to do what to leak them There's no criminality in those taxes He ran his businesses on the up and up then you have letitia James who is a radical kook kami in Albany She runs for office She gets to keep her license even though she said one of the reasons she's running is to bring charges against Trump Then you have another kook left wing DA who puts a grand jury together to go after Trump in Atlanta Then you have another kook Soros DA in Manhattan who's trying to find ways to go after the Trump businesses too That's three Democrat DAs slash attorneys general Then you have a U.S. attorney special counsel or special prosecutor really This guy Smith they yank him from The Hague where he's busy Prosecuting war criminals to go against Trump on January 6th and documents which is a disgusting thing what they've done there While they're covering up for the bidens hunter Joe Jim the corrupt Biden family while they refuse to enforce the border while they refuse to prosecute people who are threatening justices
Ryan Bomberger: March for Life Is a Day of Celebration
"Of people are going to be marching today. And I know that the radiance foundation is a big important part of that. It must be a real personal honor for you to be able to participate in the 50th march for life there in Washington, D.C.. Oh, it is. I mean, this is a triumph, the Dobbs decision and something happening that seemed impossible. And so it's amazing to be here with the I don't know, tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands. I don't know yet because I haven't stepped outside, but it's very personal to me because I am that 1% that is used to justify 100% of abortions. I was conceived and raped, but I was adopted and loved into a tiny little typical American family of 15. I have 6 brothers and 6 sisters, ten of us were adopted and we were loved like crazy. Mixed family white, black, white and black, Native American and Vietnamese. And now I'm a father of four kiddos, two of my kids were adopted. So it's deeply personal to me. And it's just a day of celebration today.
Would a Genesis Bankruptcy Actually Be Good for Crypto?
"All right, Friends, we are back with another discussion of 2022 cleanup, although today's news I would argue could be a heck of a lot more bullish than it might seem at first. So of course, one of the biggest outstanding questions after the fall of FTX has been how far the fallout and contagion might go. And fallout there has been. For example, there has been a significant chilling of the relationship between the crypto industry and the Washington D.C. establishment. However, frankly, the main short term thing that people have been worried about is whether the collapse of FTX would cause other crypto institutional failures. In that context, the biggest spotlight has been on genesis and its parent company digital currency group or DCG. I say this every time, but DCG is also the parent group of coin desk. Now, genesis was hit hard in the three arrows capital collapse. They lost about 2.4 billion in loans out to the hedge fund, and ultimately ended up their biggest creditor with a $1.2 billion claim after liquidating collateral. That claim was eventually moved over to the books of DCG, a move which would later complicate DCG other liquidity issues. When FTX went under, genesis announced that they had something like 175 million trapped there, but it seemed there were bigger issues than that. That same week, genesis lending halted withdrawals, which was problematic both for their main customer base, as well as for the users of Gemini urn, which was crypto exchange Gemini's yield feature. Gemini users have about $900 million or so stuck on genesis as we record. And since then, the tension around the situation has done nothing but grow. Over the past few weeks, there has been an ever escalating war of words. Cameron winklevoss the co CEO of Gemini has published two separate open letters around the case. The first being directed to DCG CEO Barry silbert, accusing him of bad faith stall tactics, and asking him to meet with them to find a resolution, and the second being to the DCG board. Basically demanding that silbert be removed from the CEO role.
Donald Trump Jr.: DOJ Purposely Waited Before Assigning Special Prosecutor
"What do you make of the most disgusting aspect of it which reeks of the policy is they waited till after the election They knew they knew it was before the midterms They had the basics of this information And then they wait And then they appoint someone who absolutely hates Trump to go after Trump and they appoint a never Trump to look at Biden I mean we all know going and it's going nowhere It's just like the domination today where magically they appoint someone from the security guard at the Supreme Court to look into the imaginary they can't find out where it was If it was a conservative leak that benefited a conservative cause weaponized against the American people right before an election someone would be in jail by now but now magically they can't do it It's hard to have any trust in these systems anymore The media covers it up The everyone's on the payroll of the Democrat party it seems The only people that they just look at where we are Now versus where we were under Trump even in the midst of a pandemic it's not even close and yet as long as the Washington D.C. elite can get rich As long as we can keep fueling these wars and you've heard all the commentary about how we need to be engaging now today at Davos all the billionaires preaching about climate change flying on their private jets burning up a carbon footprint like no human being on earth has ever done before telling you the American people you can't have a gas burning stove but the rules are never really going to affect them Mark So we'll just keep going this way It's absolutely disgusting And I just hope that there's a point where I hope it's extreme enough that regular people that aren't consuming this stuff like you and I do on a daily basis are realizing just how flagrant it is They don't care they're throwing it in our faces and they're laughing It's disgusting
YouTuber Chris Kohls, AKA "Mr. Reagan," Shares His Life Story
"Bit about who you are as my Friends from the great podcast trigger geometry in the UK at the beginning of their shows. So who are you? And what is your dream in life that has brought you to where you are today, mister Cole's? You know, it's funny. We were talking actually on the last episode or the most recent episode that we did of making movies great again. The last one recorded anyway. About how when I was a kid, much like in Back to the Future, Marty's dad was bullied. I was bullied as a kid, and I always had like a nerdy sidekick and I was kind of like this lone wolf guy. And I would get picked on. And so I would see other kids being picked on in the school yard. And I would try to emulate my favorite heroes from movies, you know? And I would go up to the bullies with corny lines like pick on someone your own size. And stuff like that. And I'd always try to fight these bullies and stuff. And that was my, that was my mentality as a kid. If I don't like getting picked on, I don't want to see some other kid get picked on. So I was always going to try to be the hero and defend them. And I think that that mentality that sort of maybe you would call it like a complex, like a superhero complex or something. You're talking to my soul. It has nothing to do with being a superhero. If you want to piss me off, the only thing that will piss me off the most is witnessing injustice. That's all you're talking about. It's absolutely right. But I think that there is a cultural thing to it. Like when I was growing up in the 80s, that was the cultural norm, is that you go and you protect somebody who is being hurt, right? You go and you stop and injustice from happening. And that was a cultural value that we had. And so for me, that was natural. That was obvious that there was an easy choice to make every time. Because I was a little bit maybe more brave or stupid or whatever than some of the other kids. So I'd go and I'd want to fight the bully. And that has kind of like, I don't know, I guess it's culminated in this, like doing the work that we do, right? You look at what's happening in Washington, D.C., or you look at what's happening in the world, and you say, okay, Democrats are saying that women are being victimized and black people are being victimized and gay people being victimized. And you look at the country and you go, are they though? Are they really? And
A University of Alabama basketball player has been charged with murder
"The university of Alabama's men's basketball coach says the team is grieving for the victim after a player and another man were charged with capital murder. Deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jamaica janae Harris. At a news conference Monday, crimson tide basketball coach Nate oats says his team is going through a process as news emerged that Darius miles, a junior reserve forward from Washington, D.C., and another man were allegedly involved in a fatal shooting. We came together last night and talked, thought it was important that we were all here and around a sport one another. Audio courtesy, WBA, miles and another man Michael Lynn Davis have been charged with murder, police say 23 year old jamia Harris of Birmingham died after shots were fired into a vehicle she was in early Sunday morning, near the university of Alabama's Tuscaloosa campus, attorneys for miles, say he and his family are heartbroken, and he maintains his innocence, miles swept to his family as he was led away by police on Sunday. Flip
Riding With Biden
"With Biden took a turn for the worse over the last couple of weeks. It was his discovered that President Biden has a documents problem just like president Trump. Classified documents all over the place at his University of Pennsylvania office in Washington, D.C., which colocated with Chinese money, Penn's got its own problem with Chinese money and I'm getting briefed on that by some pan alumni where you go along, but Joe Biden's got a big problem there. Then in his garage and then in his home and they keep finding more documents and riding with Biden is turning into a scandal. James comer and Jim Jordan are both going to be looking into this. Let's go and listen to what James comer had to say yesterday cut number 5. My concern is that the special counsel was called for, but yet hours after that, we still had the president's personal attorneys who have no security clearance, still rummaging around the president's residence, looking for things. I mean, that would essentially be a crime scene, so to speak after the appointment of a special counsel. So, you know, we have a lot of questions for the national archives. We have a lot of questions for the Department of Justice and hopefully we'll be getting some answers very soon.
Additional classified documents found at Biden's home in Delaware
"President Biden's lawyers say they found even more documents than first reported at the president's private home in Delaware. White House lawyer Richard Sauber now says 6 pages of classified documents were found at President Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, 5 more than first reported. That's in addition to the documents found in December. In the president's garage and in November at his former offices, at the Penn Biden center in Washington, D.C.. Sauber says the reason for the difference is that Biden's personal lawyers who don't have security clearances stop their search after they found the first page in Wilmington on Wednesday evening. He says he personally found the additional material Thursday, while facilitating their retrieval by the Justice Department. The apparent mishandling of classified documents and records from the Obama administration is now under investigation by a newly appointed special counsel. Jackie Quinn Washington
Biden welcomed back to Georgia after lying low in midterms
"President Biden heads to Georgia tomorrow for a ceremony to honor doctor Martin Luther King Jr. after staying away from the state during the midterm elections. A White House adviser says President Biden will be the first sitting president to deliver a sermon during Sunday morning services at the historic ebenezer baptist church, where doctor king had preached. The president will not only reflect on doctor king's legacy, but also emphasize voting rights legislation, which is stalled on Capitol Hill. Senator Raphael Warnock issued the invitation. He presides over the church, but he had kept President Biden at arm's length during the midterm elections because of the president's lagging approval ratings. And now the Atlanta appearances notable, as President Biden looks to a 2024 reelection campaign, now dogged with the disclosure that classified documents have been found at his Delaware home and a Washington D.C. office. Jackie Quinn, Washington
Pres. Trump: Tax Returns Should Not Have Been Shared
"Well it is but it's a criminal act You're not allowed to do that What they did you know is probably a shift for somebody Schiff is so bad But they leaked them And that's a criminal act You're not allowed to do that And that's being looked into right now But you know I heard for years I heard about my taxes my Texas So the firm that does my taxes is I think the biggest but one of the biggest And maybe the most respected firm in Washington D.C. and they are a law firm And they go over it and they do it and they're responsible I don't know I wouldn't even know I do a good job I built a great company really far greater than anyone to understand And that's starting to come out now It's a great company I got sued for values by the attorney general of New York The values are higher than what's down on the statement that lower many of them But the overall values are much higher And I got nobody ever heard of getting sued for values People put values And trying to protect banks Banks that are represented by the most prestigious and best law firms anywhere in the world And they're trying to protect banks in the meantime people in New York are being shot all over the place and nobody does it I think about it It's disgraceful But I heard so much about taxes Texas And finally after a number of years very unfair they were able to get my taxes It shouldn't have been allowed But the Supreme Court allowed them to do that And they did it They went through them and that was it It was like people said what's the president
Prosecutor: Proud Boys attacked 'heart' of democracy on 1/6
"A Washington D.C. jury is hearing opening statements in the trial against 5 members of the Proud Boys group charged in the deadly U.S. capitol insurrection. A federal prosecutors told the jury former Proud Boys leader Enrique tarrio and four of his lieutenants led a coordinated attack on the heart of our democracy, calling it a desperate attempt to keep Donald Trump in The White House. Assistant U.S. attorney Jason McCullough, alleges the Proud Boys assembled a fighting force to stop the transfer of presidential power to Joe Biden. Defense lawyers have said there was never any plan to go into the capitol or to stop Congress from certifying the electoral vote. This trial follows the convictions of two leaders of the oath keepers group. On the charge of seditious conspiracy. Jackie Quinn, Washington
"washington d.c." Discussed on Men In Blazers
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"washington d.c." Discussed on Men In Blazers
"So, you know, I'll just go back to the simple fact of, as a Manchester City fan, I got to see them trounce united 6 three. At theater hot. That was good on white spectacular. Nothing like that. I like it. Just beating your rivals. It's really satisfying. And it just went in studs up on half the audience I like that. Ladies and gentlemen, if you talk about the state of our nation, we're about to play the orange game. You cued me to go to my bed and then he went back to his question. Impossible. We're going to know the orang game. It's a sequel, 1998 politically fraught. Iran, as you say, still a realm of chaos and pain from the booth review. Can we get a prediction for the orang game? Because if anyone knows how this most geopolitical World Cup has been scripted, it would be you wrong click. Put us out of our misery. What's the score going to be on Tuesday? Well, I wish it were scripted. But no, I'm very confident. I think around one U.S. four. That's my prediction. Wow. I think, look, I think we got so close, so many times in the second half of that England game. The goals of the potential goals of piled up, I think they're going to rain down on Iran on Tuesday. Danny, you know. It does require shooting at the goal as the only I believe me. I believe the U.S. are going to win, but it
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"Because Washington is too pure. It's too good. It's too noble. Can I got 70 thoughts in my head right now? I'm going to suck them all in, which I've never done before, have I David? No, and if history is any guide, they will all come out now, even though you've said you're keeping them all in. No, no, I want to know. I'm really straining here. I want to talk about the opportunity how you understand this. This incredible moment for the sport in America, but you also will think about it as an incredible moment for our nation as a whole. How do you project forward 2020 6, the World Cup coming to these shores again as it was in 1994? How do you guys analyze it? Think about it. What kind of an opportunity do we have as a nation? Well, first of all, I think we have the opportunity to win the World Cup here in North America. When it's here, I think you look at you look at our team, how young it is, four years from now. It just feels like our moment our time, our place, our home, our chance to win. But I would say it is also a chance, though, for us to kind of show off, not just the United States, but North America, as an important region in the world for soccer. I don't know how many teams Concacaf is going to get in that tournament with three home teams, but maybe more. And but look, I think it depends how many. It's possibly it's four and a half it could be like 17% Trinidad and Tobago. Saint Kitts and Nevis. But I do think, look, I think when this proposal was put together by the United States canon Mexico, one thing we wanted to highlight is the close relations between the three nations of North America. The regionalism of North America and the growing power of soccer in North America. And I think that nafta. Nafta. It's now it's now USMCA, which is replaced nafta, which I think is as maca. But USMC IA, a USMA USA Mexico cannon. We've got a certain amount of branding work to do before. But no, I feel like I think it's
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"This was soccer, it'd actually be lesser manager more a director of football operations, a gent with so much clout. He was named in Time Magazine's top 100 most influential people of 2021 up there with sudeikis. Yes, Ted Lasso himself. But this is a gent with his hands on the levers of power of which Todd Burley could only bloody dream. But underneath all of that is one thing and one thing only is perfect football. Yes, America. This is a gen to deep down inside. When you see him furiously tap it away and his spoon in those pieces of White House meetings is really, he's just triple captaining erling hall and in a fantasy Premier League. A lot of the rest of us is a jury to welcome to the stage. White House chief of staff, the best Ron since Ron Ron. So one and only Ron clay. Oh sorry you do I'm a princess this morning my Friends living in the same small town Ron klain, what a joy to have you here on the day after American football's approval ratings must have soared. Yeah. After the nil nil victory against England, is it true that you first discovered men in blazers by watching roger on Monday mornings on morning Joe? Well, no, actually, I must have been in blazers fan before that. So there you go. Yeah. No, no, I'm a big fan of the show and it's an honor to be here. It's an honor to sit in the seat of a world champion. Andy
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"I just say, Nike, I know you're watching that should be the shirt that the U.S. men's national team we're on Tuesday. That's a proper football Jersey. Michelle Kang. I want to say you are an incredible inspiration. You really are to all of us who care about the growth of the game in this nation. To Michelle. And Andy, you are a force of goodness this world needs so much more of. We raise our glass to both of you with love for wishes for strength in the face of all its to come. Let's hear it for Andy Sullivan and the legendary. Michelle Kang. Thanks so much. Michelle Chang and Andy Sullivan. And guys, support that bloody team. Buy those bloody season tickets and I will come down to Washington D.C. and I will raise a glass with you as often as I can. Or we won't open the doors. The person over there thinks David's kidding. That's the funniest thing about me. Oh, yeah, I've got to read in the tricks. I'm also trying to sign a book. Our final guest tonight. I am a human being. I love roger. This is like the end of tour roger, but we're only a weekend and I'm not going to show you what's happening to me. A final guest tonight is a bloke who is one of the most powerful people in a town pack where powerful people and know it's not Wayne Rooney.
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"And the Sullivan, my podcasting partner on the women's game. I could say it's so amazing to be with you in your city in person, because few people know more about this incredible footballing area. The DMV, you were born and raised here, you played for local powerhouses, Bethesda soccer club. And McLean used soccer. You returned after college to come back and captain your hometown team and everyone in the room knows this. But for those listening out there on the pod, can you give us a sense of what a singular and remarkable type of town from a footballing perspective the DMV is? Yeah, it's hard to put into words. But just the fact that we call it the DMV, like there's so many different areas, so many different people, and that's always on display in the soccer community. I was always playing, which is different groups of people all the time. And it's a very welcoming place to grow up and play soccer. And I loved my youth experience. And I definitely think if I had been anywhere else, I probably wouldn't have grown up to be the player and the person that I would know. I think like I said, just being able to walk up to a field and say, hey, can I hop in and there was no one batting an eye. There were people who were looking to include me and helped me and pushed me from my teammates, my coaches, but also random coaches and players who didn't know me so well. Apple. Love it. Okay, we've
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"What a hero you are. What an American story born and raised South Korea came to the United States for school University of Chicago. Yale heard of it. Where you receive a master's in public and private management. Public was not good enough. I'm going to do both. And you said your goal was to pursue the American Dream and I loved it. What was your dream when you came here? What were you hoping to accomplish? I can definitely can you hear me? You're going to lean in closer to the mic. I can definitely tell you that owning a sports team was not part of my plan. It was an American dream. It was to pursue my dream of studying and becoming a sort of a global business leader. And at that time, Korea was still a very traditional society where girls and women have to follow their sort of a traditional expectations that are going to school. But then get married, have children. And so forth. So I wasn't going to that wasn't going to be the only thing I would do in the life. So I wanted to my own career and I came to this country, but again, being an entrepreneur, as well as owning a sports team, those two things were never in my dream nor in my plan. But life has actually way of throwing curveball, but I'm enjoying thoroughly of being both entrepreneur and sports team owner. Love it.
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"A podcast, just imagine John herdman totally nude with a tiny, telling the Canadian flag covering his genitalia. Both laughed and off in the press conference today saying that my wife wishes she had that guy, yeah, workout goals. It's because I've got a bit of a gut now. And the only text he's had from her is to work out before he comes home. But he also admitted, and I love this too. He said, I will learn from that one. He said, I was a bit too honest. This is my first World Cup. Honestly, I admire him all the more for that. You've got to think about it. It takes a special leader in our era of doubling down on your bullshit. To ahead of a seismic clash, his project, his team, his stake so high to become the story and what he did instead of upping the ante, which is what he's meant to do. He defused a moment with candor. He admitted a mistake with charm and authenticity in a touch of humility. Having said that, I believe it will have zero impact on the Croatian media. And they're helping national mission, not just to destroy John herdman, but to avenge their honor by destroying Canada and the whole letter F but to our Canadian cousins, you are the kings of Concacaf. I admire you so much and wish you courage, make great memories tomorrow. You beautiful Canucks. Yeah.
"washington d.c." Discussed on The Breakdown
"So we are dealing with smoke signals here, but it seems that based on our understanding at the very least it would have implications for DeFi. Intended around intended a bit beside the point. Ball is in the SEC's court on that one. They could finalize it this evening, or we could never hear about it again, which is what we're hoping for, at least what I'm hoping for. And then I think the other issue that is top of mind right now is tornado cash. We're seeking a general license for U.S. persons who had assets in the protocol before its designation. And I think my number one objective there is to convince folks in treasury and the government that sanctioning open-source software protocols is a bad idea for many reasons. Number one being that it doesn't accomplish their objectives in any coherent or systemic way. The goal being that they don't do that again. I think is the best outcome from the tornado cast situation. We'll see whether they have the legal basis to. There are multiple challenges in the works, some individuals and from corn center. So we'll be closely monitoring that. Grayscale litigations active ripple litigations active. So there is a lot going on right now. Europe is working on their DeFi reports, UK, as a lot going on themselves right now, but crypto and D 5 being one of them. Encourage that soon act is going to be prime minister. He's probably like the most crypto friendly legislator outside of Lisa Cameron in parliament. So that will be interesting to see play out. Some of the international groups, like ieyasu, which is kind of the international club for securities and market regulators, just put it together at DeFi report. So there's a lot going on. I know I'm forgetting like 18 things, but definitely right now, top of mind D.C. DPA, okey dot. So in an ideal world with all of this going on,
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"The entire country. Because I think that they could have adopted other theories of liability from anyone, frankly. Do you think this is reflective of sort of, you know, it's been memeified as regulation by enforcement, but really what it is is sort of on attempt to create norms in the absence of actual lawmaking process, right? And this is what's been so frustrating to people. You know, I noticed sort of a shift probably around a year ago where crypto companies basically started to say, okay, I guess we're going to have to avail ourselves of the legal system versus kind of waiting for regulators to have substantive proactive regulatory discussions on this stuff because that's kind of that's your only natural response to sort of the actions we've seen. What is the sort of the goal or the hope as relates to this case? What would be the positive outcome and what are the steps between here and there? You know, I think there's so many different ways that this could play out. I mean, ideally, and I would say probably pie in the sky, the CFTC tweaks their theory of liability such that no other part of the gaze changes other than they're not trying to hold people liable on the basis of having voted using a governance token. I hope people liable, for example, for promoting an unregistered futures commission merchant, making money off of it, for me to get on Twitter, what have you. Anything other than Dao governance token holder. That would be number one. There's infinite possibilities, but there is a process that is in place moving forward. The judge originally granted the CFTC's motion for alternative service, essentially saying the court ruled that the CFTC's service to the website was valid. Which is something we commented on in our brief and asked the judge to consider reconsidering that order, which is agreed to. So the ball is now in CFTC's court to respond to ours and others amicus briefs.
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"C is a trusted stablecoin. Let's talk about some of the specific things I guess that you have been working on. And maybe let's talk about the okie Dow case. Obviously, because that's been so kind of in the news. And I guess maybe first of all, explain a little bit about kind of how you guys heard about this. What sort of initial reactions were, and then how you guys decided to get involved? Yeah, so I first heard about it because I subscribed to CFTC's press release emails. And I got this press release about CFTC actions, one a settlement and one a complaint. The first action was a settlement with the developers of a protocol called the bzx protocol. And then a complaint against an alleged entity called the okie Dow that was filed in the northern district of California. So read the complaint and the theory of liability that the CFTC adopted, meaning the theory, the legal theory that they're using to try and figure out who is responsible for the alleged misconduct of the Yuki Dao is why we decided to get involved because what the CFTC said in that complaint is that governance token holder who voted on a governance proposal is personally liable for the functionality of the associated protocol. And notwithstanding that okie Dow has some pretty unique and frankly bad facts around it. That legal theory goes well beyond the specifics of the oogie Dow case. And as one could imagine, has pretty profound implications for every governance token holder in the United States. We think potentially, which is why we wanted to get involved number one to explain that those potential broad implications to the judge and also to discuss whether the CFTC's service to the purportedly okie Dow governance forum website was valid service.
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"A lot to dig into. I'm trying to figure out the right the right kind of sequence in. Maybe let's go back to sort of the more general piece. So holding aside the specific context of this piece of legislation where this became unintentional. What has your experience been around sort of the most common questions the most common misunderstandings among policymakers as relates to DeFi? Yeah, I think it's, I think people have a lot of trouble getting over the quantum step to understanding something like Bitcoin. And then they're like, oh, wait. There's turtles all the way down all of a sudden with this DeFi stuff and other networks via file floor. Or the uniswap protocol. So I think there's a bit of that definitely get a lot of questions, what is the difference between a cryptocurrency and a DeFi protocol? And what is DeFi is definitely question number one. I think the really more difficult profound questions are around societal utility. I think that there are a lot of folks in Congress and among regulators that think the existing financial system works quite well and that the risks in it at least since the global financial crisis have been appropriately mitigated. And DeFi crypto is coming along and messing with the magic, so to speak. That isn't a question that comes from a place of misunderstanding or a lack of education. It's a question of what one values and what one thinks is important as far as the goals and objectives of policy are. And that's always a much more difficult or at least tricky conversation to have, because for the most part, questions from policymakers regulators around DeFi, do stem from just the lack of awareness, education or knowledge. But for certain, for certain number of questions we hear from people is what is defund. Want to keep more profits when trading? Get the best possible prices
"washington d.c." Discussed on The Breakdown
"Very few organizations have enhanced DeFi expertise and to the extent that we could be the people that people want to call and pick up the phone and call to discuss DeFi issues. I do think that is super valuable there has to be doing. You know, I think in particular, representing the interests of DeFi users is something that we do well being a DeFi user makes that a lot easier. And I think that compared to trade groups in particular, which are representing corporate interests, it makes sense and I hope we are effectively representing the interests of individual users and the technology itself. One of the things that's super interesting about the regulatory moment that we're in right now is so we've clearly are in sort of a, I don't know if endgame is the right way to say it. But we're now at the point where a lot of kicking the can down the road is going to turn into something, right? There is sort of a big push to actually finally get something on the books. And this is happening both in the U.S.. It's happening in other parts of the world. And in the case of Europe, we got sort of the or we have amica coming. And Mika sort of still intentionally kicks a can a little bit down the road with DeFi, right? And it feels like, you know, so we're recording this on Monday, October 24th, it'll probably come out about a week later, but obviously a lot of the conversation that we've had over the last call it a month to two months in the U.S., one of the subtexts of it is are the bills currently in discussion and debate, dealing with the entirety of the crypto industry, inclusive of DeFi and things that touch DeFi, or are they sort of really focused on centralized institutions. And a different type of player. And in some ways, I feel like part of the discourse that's happening is it's almost should they be separated again in the context of U.S.. Should we have more kind of discrete bills? Can we kind of turn what is up for debate right now into something where DeFi is at least not kind of screwed in the short term as we figure out a better regulatory apparatus.
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"Of waiting for regulators to have substantive proactive regulatory discussions on this stuff because that's kind of that's your only natural response to sort of the actions we've seen. What is the sort of the goal or the hope as relates to this case? What would be the positive outcome and what are the steps between here and there? You know, I think there's so many different ways that this could play out. I mean, ideally, and I would say probably pie in the sky, the CFTC tweaks their theory of liability such that no other part of the gaze changes other than they're not trying to hold people liable on the basis of having voted using a governance token. Hold people liable, for example, for promoting an unregistered futures commission merchant, making money off of it, for me to get on Twitter, what have you. Anything other than Dao governance token holder. That would be number one. There's infinite possibilities, but there is a process that is in place moving forward. The judge originally granted the CFTC's motion for alternative service, essentially saying the court ruled that the CFTC's service to the website was valid. Which is something we commented on in our brief and asked the judge to consider reconsidering that order, which he has agreed to. So the ball is now in CFTC's court to respond to ours and others amicus briefs. To essentially argue that their service was valid, we will be able to respond to their response by November 14th. And then it will go to oral arguments on November 30th. So we'll have much more clarity where things go from there. There is no defendant has showed up. So right now, we are parties to the case. So it's kind of puts us in a weird situation. But we'll see where the judge gets after November 30th. Yeah, weird, I think, is a good description of it. But I've never seen anything like it. But it's like to live at the frontier. Yeah. It's certainly cutting edge. In a bad way this stuff. Yeah, right? What are other kind of big flashing red topics for you guys outside of this particular case that you're thinking a lot about? This and DCC PA is really top of the list right now, you know, Congress is kind of winding down the elections are coming up. I don't think the stablecoin package is going to move this year, they haven't even released a draft yet, but I think that will be top of my next year. And then there are some more latent issues that I'm always thinking about and worried about. Number one is the SEC's exchange rule making. They issued a notice of proposed rule making earlier this year and solicited comment on a proposal to expand the definition of a national securities exchange to include persons who quote unquote make available, quote unquote, communication, protocol systems, anyone who does that, they don't define what a communication protocol system is, which means it could be interpreted in any which way. As potentially being national securities exchanges, that would have to comply with regulations like the New York Stock Exchange. They never mentioned crypto or define that rulemaking. So we are dealing with smoke signals here, but it seems that based on our understanding at the very least it would have implications for DeFi. Intended around intended a bit beside the point. Ball is in the SEC's court on that one. They could finalize it this evening, or we could never hear about it again, which is what we're hoping for, at least what I'm hoping for. And then I think the other issue that is top of mind right now is tornado cash. We're seeking a general license for U.S. persons who had assets in the protocol before its designation. And I think my number one objective there is to convince folks in treasury and the government that sanctioning open-source software protocols is a bad idea for many reasons. Number one being that it doesn't accomplish their objectives in any coherent or systemic way. The goal being that they don't do that again. I think is the best outcome from the tornado cast situation. We'll see whether they have the legal basis to. There are multiple challenges in the works, some individuals and from corn center. So we'll be closely monitoring that. Grayscale litigations active, ripple litigations active. So there is a lot going on right now. Europe is working on their DeFi reports, UK, as a lot going on themselves right now, but crypto and D 5 being one of them. Encourage that sumac is going to be prime minister. He's probably like the most crypto friendly legislator outside of Lisa Cameron in parliament. So that will be interesting to see play out. Some of the international groups, like ieyasu, which is kind of the international club for securities and market regulators, just put it together at DeFi report. So there's a lot going on. I know I'm forgetting like 18 things, but definitely right now, top of mind DCC PA, uki da. So in an ideal world with all of this going on, you can press a freeze button and just spend a year or two years teaching policymakers about this space. Practically speaking how much do you anticipate this being just live fire drills from here to forever, where hopefully each time you kind of fight off the worst excesses of what legislation might do and then hopefully kind of teach some people along the way versus there being sort of a more proactive policy advocacy educational element along the way.
"washington d.c." Discussed on CoinDesk Podcast Network
"Overall I completely agree with your assessment. I think that generally, when there's legislation proposed that captures DeFi, it's generally our experience that that's unintentional and we can go to the member or the draft or the legislation, say, hey, look, there's this thing called DeFi. It's new and four years behind crypto as far as excuse me, centralized players as far as the policy regulatory conversation is concerned. And generally the reaction is like, okay, cool. Thanks for flagging that. Definitely cutting it out. I don't want to deal with this problem. Because precisely the reason I just said, it's way too soon, I think, for comprehensive legislation to be passed that touches DeFi in any way. Nobody was using D 5 when the first conversations about custodial spot market regulation were happening. And we're just getting years later to the point where Congress is ready industry, I think, is agreement and movement on custodial stable horn spot because dodie will spot market regulation is baked and I think appropriate generally at this time. I think that the unique aspect of the DCC PA is that it did not unintentionally capture DeFi. That is certainly the intent. The idea being that if you're regulating the spot markets, then regulate the spot markets, be they. C 5 or D phi. And that is, I think, rightly thrown everybody for a bit of a loop because that conversation is difficult to have in a 6 to 8 week period under the gun of a legislative deadline, the end of the year for all intents and purposes. So I think it would be, I think it's a appropriate what Mike did, which is essentially start a comprehensive process that the commission is going through to consider how they're going to have vindicate their policy objectives in the context of DeFi. And I hope the U.S. follows suit, DCC, PA or not. Man, there's a lot to dig into. I'm trying to figure out the right the right kind of sequence in. Maybe let's go back to sort of the more general piece. So holding aside the specific context of this piece of legislation where this became unintentional. What has your experience been around sort of the most common questions the most common misunderstandings among policymakers as relates to DeFi? Yeah, I think it's, I think people have a lot of trouble getting over the quantum step to understanding something like Bitcoin. And then they're like, oh, wait. There's turtles all the way down all of a sudden with this DeFi stuff and other networks via file chlorine or the uniswap protocol. So I think there's a bit of that definitely get a lot of questions, what is the difference between a cryptocurrency and a DeFi protocol? And what is DeFi is definitely question number one. I think the really more difficult profound questions are around societal utility. I think that there are a lot of folks in Congress and among regulators that think the existing financial system works quite well. And that the risks in it at least since the global financial crisis have been appropriately mitigated. And DeFi crypto is coming along and messing with the magic, so to speak. That isn't a question that comes from a place of misunderstanding or a lack of education. It's a question of what one values and what one thinks is important as far as the goals and objectives of policy are. And that's always a much more difficult or at least tricky conversation to have because for the most part, questions from policymakers regulators around DeFi do stem from just a lack of awareness education or knowledge. But for certain for certain number of questions we hear from people is what is default. Want to keep more profits when trading? Get the best possible prices and trade with 50% lower fees on nexo pro. The new spot and futures
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"This day unique. It's thursday september ninth twenty twenty one. I'm russ and here's what you need to know about today. Yeah those school photos you know. Yeah i've got a got the mullet going on today. I've got the sweater with multiple weird patterns on it. I'm all set for school picture day. Today why is it today. We'll actually this only goes back to twenty nine thousand nine. This is rather new one of those Yearbook school photo companies. That said. hey let's make this a day and so it's today the point of the day. Actually i guess share those high school or even the elementary school photos of yourself in social media so that people can really have a laugh. No you were cute really yeah. It's also international box wine day today and before you share those photos or look at other people's photos you might wanna grab some wine. Just 'cause there's going to be some comments just say it's national weiner schnitzel day today as well now. I'm not talking about the food place. Now that's the us food chain right now. No no not talking about that. I am talking about the thin breaded. Pan-fried veal cutlet is primarily from switzerland and austria and germany. It is actually the national dish of austria. Which means arnold schwarzenegger probably loves this. So if you eat a lot of weiner schnitzel. You'll probably look like arnold schwarzenegger. I'm just putting two and two together here and i think that's likely the largest schnitzel way two thousand six hundred sixty three pounds and it was made it a festival in germany back in september of twenty nineteen So there you go. Oh by the way it goes back to eighteen thirty one i. It's also national teddy bear day today but instead of talking about teddy bears i can tell you. They're named after teddy roosevelt or theodore roosevelt and the whole hunting story. And all that stuff. But no i i. I'm talking about very specific. Bears today specifically care bears. Yeah because it's care. Bears share your care day. Yeah that's an actual thing. Believe it or not yes so this is actually from the care. Bears website Care bears and that's a trademark. So i could get in trouble for this. Maybe i don't know share your care. Day is celebrated annually on september ninth care. Bears are on a mission to spread carrying and sharing around the world and encouraged fans to spread carrying sharing. Love friendship acceptance. Fun happiness to those that you love everyday so it's got a good thing behind it. I i should note and went to the care. Bears website to go. Look all of this stuff up right and what's interesting about it. Is they have a kid section and they have an adult section now the adult section before you get frightened there. It's it's just so that you can buy care bears for your kids. But when i saw that. I kinda took it the wrong way you know. I thought maybe they're going to check my age or something. make sure i'm eighteen Before i access the special care bears don't know anyway. Yeah they they started out as a greeting cards right they. They basically were little characters inside of greeting cards and as with everything in the eighties. They were super commercialized. They each have their own personality. There was also books and candy and stickers close. I remember somebody coming to. School is probably in their school photo. with a care bear on there. I don't know why. I remember that but sweatshirt of a care bear. I think i remember 'cause i might have been laughing a little bit back. Then i don't know anyway They were basically repping their own. Little personas count like seven wars. And they were small. I guess kind of like the seven dwarfs. Maybe that's where they got the idea. I don't know why they did. Do movies The interesting one about their movies was the care. Bears movie to it featured a young girl who sold her soul to a shape shifting demon. That's a kids movie She did that so that she could be better at sports. And by the way. I should mention she was killed in the movie by the demon slayer bear. Okay i made that last part but that would have been a cool ending right. Yeah okay after the adult section remark and the demon bear thing. I don't think the care bears are going to be happy that i'm talking about today. Let's move on shall we. Let's move on to our historic events of the day and we start in seventeen ninety one washington. Dc the capital got its name. Yeah now okay. So washington dc actually would love to become a state by the way. Why well okay. Let's get into that. There's first of all. They're several hurdles that they're going to have to jump through before they can become a state now last year the house actually voted to allow dc to become a state. But that's as far as the got the okay the real question here is why do they want to become a state. Will currently congress essentially controls the local budget for them they also Give them very little say in just about anything and they have very little say in what the country does because yes they've got a congressional rep but that rep can't vote. Yeah it's a nonvoting rep. She can introduce bills and things like abbott. that's it. She can't actually vote on anything so their license plate there. They say taxation without representation so really. It's small area right. it's a city. How're you gonna turn the city into a state but if you think about this state would actually have more people in it than vermont and wyoming. So it's got about seven hundred thousand people and actually alaska only has seven hundred forty thousand people so it would be a pretty decent size as far as population goes. So what's the big deal. Why can't it just become a state will see they would get two senate seats Voting rights would happen in the house and that would perhaps shift control of both the house and the senate because dc is a blue area so it would be a blue state so therefore republicans are very happy about this whole thing. So the chances of this happening. I think it's pretty slim at least right now but if things change then perhaps we will see a difference in some point. Maybe they will get the statehood that they have been asking for for a really really long time. Speaking of statehood will california was admitted as a state on this day in eighteen fifty. Yeah california became the thirty first. Us state now. Let's you know whenever. I talk about a state becoming a state. I always like to give details about that particular state and this one. I actually live it. So i can tell you firsthand. What's going on here in california. Well there's forty million people in california and sometimes all of those people are on the freeway the same freeway in los angeles. Yeah we have five hundred faultlines here in california and that's why we're known for earthquakes. Four thousand seven hundred wineries and that's why we're known for wine. We've got movie studios national parks national forests out. I should say that many of those national forests are closed. Actually all of them are right. Now because of fire concerns so yeah. There's some bad things here in california. Like for instance. We're a big state which might give us political power. We've got that political power but.
"washington d.c." Discussed on KILF Morning New Podcast
"Can get more people vaccinated. I don't think you're gonna see a lot of pushback to that. Except for that part at the beginning where he says now. I know it doesn't sound fair if you've already been vaccinated because what that does is saying like all right if you waited and you're lazy or if you're getting rewarded for that and the people who already got vaccinated. What do they get safety of. Not getting chandresh in garnished and having to wear masks still. Apparently well a lot of people. Are you know yeah. Starting to reintroduce the mass in fact on capitol hill. Us capitol police are now being ordered to arrest visitors and staff who refused to wear a mask on the house side of the capitol complex because the house of representatives now has to wear a mask like this came down from now. This is interesting because something arrest people. We literally have a masked police now instead of just saying. Ma'am could you just please put the mask up over your nose right. There's a congressman. Dan crenshaw from texas house. They're trying to find us in jail us. If we're not wearing a mask did you. People are crazy you can tell. He's worked up and then nancy mace from south carolina congresswoman. I can think of no worse incentive than telling the american people that if you're vaccinated and you you must still wear a mask. This is the catching the flour with vinegar to me. This solution by wrestling like this. This is only gonna cause the divide. And i told this i think to your dave off the air yesterday. My biggest issue with this whole cd. Where mask if you've been even if you've been vaccinated thing is that it's just going to d- incentivize those who haven't been vaccinated from getting vaccinated because they're going to say well. Why do i need to if. I have to wear a mask. It's just causing more problems in my opinion governor Gop's representative steve scalise claim. The enforcement came directly from nancy. Pelosi saying this isn't about science. It's about power and control. In fact things were crazy. In congress on wednesday this is taking it too far and they are in beaubourg a republican out of colorado through a mask at a democratic staffer come on a democrat and republican got in several shouting matches about the republicans vaccination status off the house floor and the speaker of the house called her. Gop counterpart or moron for criticizing the new mass guidance. And this was all before lunch. Can you imagine how the rest of the day went. It's it's going to be as long as the cdc is putting this guideline into effect and as long as this is the environment that we're gonna see crap like this and lauren bogart. I'm sorry she was acting like a child. You don't throw a mascot. Another fellow congressman. Nancy pelosi calling her moron. That's childish to this. This is recess behavior. I was gonna say they all need to take their toys and go home a time out. It's ridiculous meantime. The cdc has yet to release the data behind its decision with its new mass guidance policy the new york city health and hospitals president and ceo mitchell cast said wednesday while the cdc issued their guidance. Yesterday they have not yet released their scientific reports on the data that underlies their recommendation. Think this kind of goes to what steve scalise was saying where you just read what. He said a second ago where he said. This isn't about science. It's about power. And i think most people who are looking at this saying all right cool. Let's let's follow the science. Let's follow the science. The cdc isn't saying anything we were shell wolinsky said it's rare that vaccinated people could get the disease or spread it. Well it's five percent brought me. We talked to our dr benjamin new. Yeah and he said he wasn't surprised. When some of the democrats that left austin and went to dc came down with it was about six of them. He said that was about five percent. And that's what's going to happen. I mean this. This vaccine isn't one hundred percent so there are going to be breakthrough cases. But you're not going to end up on a ventilator in a hospit- that's the that's the big difference is that it's a much more contained. A cannot contain controlled less serious version of the virus for those who've been vaccinated. Yeah meantime a lot of school. Districts are at least in texas. I know teachers etc not. Happy that Mass won't be mandatory when students returned to school in the fall. And there's a florida county school board. That actually voted on wednesday to require mouse for students. Directly conflicting with the governor stance at school should not impose mandates. Yeah good luck with that. That's going to go to court. Oh yeah that is one hundred percent going to go to court. And we're not going to see the end of this story for a while. I think i don't know if we'll see something like this texas because the governor has signed an executive order and i don't remember if it went through the legislature if it was just an executive order saying you can't do this schools are you cannot governor. Florida right declared his well. Yeah so interesting to see if there are any school districts in texas that go against that order right and like you say it's going to end up working. Its way through the court. System meantime attorney. General merrick garland urged texas governor. Greg abbott to reverse his executive order aiming to restrict migration at the border following a rise in kovic nineteen cases. Yeah mirror garland called abbot's order dangerous and unlawful. The executive order came wednesday. This letter came yesterday. Here's the exact quote from the letter. From merrick garland. The order violates federal law and numerous respects and texas cannot lawfully enforce the executive order against any federal official or private parties working in the us basically when the governor said hey. You can't come to the country because you might have cova mayor garland saying you can't do that but but that's not to let sick people in the infect. Everyone else that's okay. That's the double standard here from the biden administration when it comes to their border policy and their cova policy. They're not congruent. they completely conflict. You can't let all of these people in sure. We can argue immigration all day. If you want to let all these people in fine i disagree. Do it a different way. That's beside the point. I let them all in and they're going to be sick and you can't test him. You can't vaccinate them. And then you're like wire are cova cases going up. Well only come in. Since israel meantime became the first nation to approve. Covert booster shots for part of its population. Starting sunday anywhere in the country. Older than sixty who received their initial vaccination. At least five months ago can get another dose from visor. The nation's main vaccine supplier so they're hoping that this will quiet down the delta variant. I guess what we'll have to see is over the next few weeks after. These boosters are administered. what the numbers are. Because israel has seen a spike in case aren't haven't they like the us and another places around the world with his delta variant. I was reading an article in. I forget where. I was reading it but it was saying that people in the us are now going to try to get a third shot. So they're going to places that wouldn't necessarily know they had the first to get it already. Got them dern. And they're going to be like i haven't gotten it johnson and johnson or whatever so they can get to me. That's dangerous and that's the thing you got to remember about the vaccine..