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Fresh update on "whitmer" discussed on Masters in Business
"Prairie and swampy area in Sarasota county Laundry went missing after his parents said he went for a hike in the park ten days ago A 31 count criminal complaint is being filed against PG&E in California Speaking in Shasta county district attorney Stephanie Bridget said it includes involuntary manslaughter charges from a wildfire last year We have sufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Pacific gas and electric company is criminally liable for their reckless ignition of the zog fire PG&E is facing similar criminal charges in tsunami county in connection with the 78,000 acre kincaid fire Former congressman beto o'rourke says he's thinking about running for Texas governor He made the announcement today in an interview with the Texas tribune o'rourke lost the bid to unseat senator Ted Cruz in 2018 I'm Brian shook As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world researchers are keeping a close eye on the R one variant in the United States Mike Bauer reports William hazelton PhD a COVID researcher and former Harvard Medical School professor says the R one variant can simply overpower vaccine antibodies It's doing it mostly by making more of itself once it gets into the body R one got into a nursing home in eastern Kentucky this past march nursing home where almost all of the residents were vaccinated and was able to infect one fourth of the vaccinated patients Hazel teen wrote in Forbes this week that R one can lead to increased resistance to antibodies According to Forbes there are now over 10,000 recorded instances of the variant but those numbers pale in comparison to the millions of delta cases I'm Mike Bauer A man connected to the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is receiving a plea deal for his latest conviction Stephen Robson is reportedly a top informant for the federal government in the Whitmer case Robeson pleaded guilty to buying and selling a 50 caliber sniper rifle in testimony against one of the suspects in the kidnapping plot robeson was identified as one of the people who went to Whitmer's vacation home to look over the property Atlantic City is getting a planning grant to figure out what to do with the former Trump Plaza casino Sara Lee Kessler reports New Jersey is doling out $50,000 to help Atlantic City decide what to do with the site the hotel and casino once owned by Donald Trump closed in 2014 after being open for 30 years it became a major eyesore set right in the middle of the boardwalk until it was imploded earlier this year The Tony Awards are returning this Sunday after being postponed last year due to the pandemic the ceremony which.
Callers Criticizes Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for Withholding COVID Treatments
"I'd like to report our feckless governor Gretchen Whitmer. We literally killing people, but not provided on a second. What are we saying here that she's denying covid treatment so vis a vis holding back treatments is hurting people. Exactly exactly what she's doing. She's she went as far as signing a mammal. Preventing doctors and clinics. From prescribing, Uh The medication that has been curing people all over the world. Sure medication that was, um Medication is that you know, we have We've seen that help people all over the world. Like, uh um You know her son. Let me just jump in real quick and thank you so much for the call. You know it's interesting because I just looked at an article today. It's from last week, but it's coming out of Idaho. Of all places. Big shout out to all of our listeners in Idaho. And it's not so much about the pros or cons of these. These, um Benefits of drugs like I ever met in and hydroxychloroquine, But it's about how I remem has disappeared from pharmacies because of there's the demand for it right. There's such a high demand for it that they just can't keep the shelves stocked. In I've ever met in pharmacies. And this in particular in Idaho, which I thought was interesting, because you know, we used to rely on a free market and we used to pay attention to the things that worked and it seems like we're in bizarro land now. We're in a place where what was no longer is
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins Will Be 'Surprised' if Booster Shots Aren't Expanded
"Dr francis collins was on with chris wallace yesterday on fox news. Sunday had a pretty interesting thing to say about authoritative statements. Now i immediately thought of people. Like cuomo gretchen. Whitmer gavin newsom. Because there's just no question that the tyrannical impulses have been realized by a lot of major democrats. Listen what francis collins from the nih said to chris about well his view of authoritative statements. We'll have to see what they say ultimately about the youngest individuals because of concerns about benefits and risks. But i will be surprised. Boosters are not recommended for people under sixty five going forward in the next few weeks. But we'll wait and see you know chris. What you're seeing here is science playing out in a very transparent way. This is the way it ought to be a little trouble. That people are complaining that the process isn't working for them. The process is to look at the data. Have the experts considerate and then make their best judgment. At that point recognizing the judgments may chain if people want an absolutely authoritative statement about. Here's the right answer. Well that's not. What our country is all about moved to china. You'll get it there now. That could be interpreted in a variety of ways. Perhaps he's simply saying we're sort of making this up as we go. We admitted we're not going to give authoritative savings. that's how i read it.
Man Gets 6 Years in Prison in Michigan Governor Kidnap Plot
"Michigan man. Who pleaded guilty to planning to kidnap governor gretchen. Whitmer has been sentenced to six years in prison tie. Garbin upset over corona virus restrictions admitted to and apologized for his role in the plot last year. The democratic governor faced an uproar cove mitigation measures including armed rallies at the michigan
The Vaccine Is Supporting the Abortion Holocaust
"Talking about the vaccine. And how i see this shift in the culture where people like you And me were being demonized for saying. Don't get the vaccine you're saying don't get the vaccine because it's made with aborted babies. I mean explain that for a moment so that everybody who cares about the life issue understands. I've got a piece of street not with a subtle subtle title. should we get vaccinated at our right hands or forints asking for a friend. And what i need to imply into. We should seriously think about what it means when the government says you must take this mark on your body or you can't buy and sell in the marketplace that has kind of biblical into me kind of makes me think come the apocalypse now. Maybe this isn't the apocalypse. But maybe just maybe it is. And if we consider that this vaccine for a disease that was invented in a weapons land by communist scientists and then intentionally spread by the chinese around the world we know they sent flights of china all around the world purpose. While locking down all travel in china we know that governor cuomo in whitmer purposely dumped cova patients on nursing homes killing off thousands of helpless old people walk closing the churches while imposing emergency election measures. That allowed them to steal the twenty twenty election oral lease. Things are tied up together. But let's cut to the root of it. Every one of the vaccines has been approved in the west was he was either developed using. Hit me cells taken from an unborn baby girl. Lame johanna in the netherlands in nineteen seventy two. Or if like the pfizer madonna ugly vaccines. It was tested on those cells. The league this sack scene is fruit of a poison tree. If i ask people if you'll mangla had taken an francs kidney in nineteen forty three and cloned it. Would you take a vaccine based on that. And they say no. Let's offensive offensive. So you wanna be part of mad holocausts. You're comfortable being part of the abortion holocaust. Which isn't
The Link Between COVID in Nursing Homes and Mail in Ballots With John Zmirak
"John. You're you're alleging in the previous segment that these blue state governors cuomo of course a number one but then murphy in new jersey and whitmer in michigan and Whoever is in connecticut and use that day and newsome in california that they they were aware somehow that's by sending corona virus patients into nursing homes. It would enable them to do these other things to take control. most coordinated. Yes on them. And how would that have happened in other words. That's hard you're out. Joe biden's chief. Corona virus advisor was. Dr ezekiel emanuel. The brother of rama manual. He was joe. Biden's number one guy on making corona virus halsey. He has said publicly. That people over seventy should not receive life saving medication because they had already lived long enough but life after seventy has no real value. Meaning he favors passive euthanasia for elderly people. He said he has no desire to lymph s. Eight seventy doesn't see why anyone else should them yesterday. Well yeah the point is way. Joe biden's chief. Medical adviser is saying the lives of people over seventy have no value that they're like sick sick pets at a kill shelter. Why should we be surprised when the democrats in a coordinated fashion dump corona myers patients in nursing homes. There's our math massive spike in death statistics. Then they use that. Massive spike to invoke emergency powers suspend their state constitutions and create mail-in ballots all worked together as part of an effort to use the coleman crisis as a pretext to render the constitution nolan
Unlike Joe Biden, Gov. Ron Desantis Is Trying to Save Businesses and Lives
"Joe Biden is a very sick Very pathetic man always has been. But the media love them. They drag him across various finish lines. They cover up for him on Tyra Read. He makes these comments that are really appalling. Now he wants to take out. You see De Santis. Does. The Santas won't go along with the Cuomo Newsome Whitmer Murphy Pritzker program, which is to destroy the people of your state. Destroyed businesses in your state. Use the iron fist arrest. People shut down. Jim's punish people shut down churches, De Santis says. No, I'm not doing that. And so what do they say? Look at the percentage of hospitalizations. 25% of them are in Florida. They talk about hospitalizations. They don't talk about death, because when you look at the death rate in Florida, it's among the lowest of all the states. Among the lowest of all the
The Media Failed to Investigate Tara Reade's Allegation Against Joe Biden
"And he's not the only one there. At least five other Democrat governors Newsome Whitmer. Pritzker. The doofus in New Jersey. Whatever Murphy Wolf, Pennsylvania. Other Notorious types. Did exactly the same thing. I cost a lot of people their lives. And it's so damnable because their Children and grandchildren couldn't she even comfort them in the last moments of their lives. They weren't allowed into the hospitals into the rooms. Shameful. Absolutely shameful. This is why There should have been pressure. And common to resign. This is why he should have been impeached. Then, when it comes to Allegations of sexual Molestation. Terror reads allegation against Joe Biden. Is more severe than anything the 11 women have said, and I make no excuses for Cuomo. None whatsoever. He's a pig. But how is it the terror? Reid's allegations didn't receive the same kind of investigative attention. Because she accused Robaina molesting her. What would be defined today is rape. And Other than honestly anticipate credit where credits to other than Mika Brzezinski. Nobody had a chance where nobody was allowed. I supposed to really question Biden. Nobody really wanted to The Praetorian Guard Biden media that had access to him. Just accepted what he
Conservatives Should Focus Exclusively on the Hypocrisy of Obamas, Liberals
"So Obama's having this big birthday bash in Martha's Vineyard we see this weekend who is a Muriel Bowser, liberal mayor of Washington, D. C. Officiated. The wedding was out there No masks and stuff like that. But now we know that we Gretchen Whitmer has done this Gavin Newsom all the Libs. Who else was a Cuomo? We saw no mask and stuff like that. Now, here's the Here's the kind of the conundrum. The quandary I find myself in. The dilemma. I don't want them to wear masks. And I don't want Obama to cancel his party. And unlike Democrats, like I'm not a hypocritical weirdo fraud. I don't want them to. So here's the problem at here and with conservative news outlets to I would encourage you to think that the really seriously think this one through We should point out their hypocrisy. But we should also take a stand. Why we're pointing out the hypocrisy that What they're doing isn't wrong. It's just hypocritical. Jim is that makes sense because we're putting ourselves in a box then, like in a really bad box, because what I want to say is Obama who is a hypocrites been a hypocrites. A total fraud. I don't want to say like Obama should cancel the party. That he's having in his $12 million. You know, mansion. He said it for the little guy, folks. Income inequality champion right there. We're gonna fight income inequality where you could give away portion of your mansion of the equity in there. He won't do that. But if we start coming out against this kind of stuff, right, and we say no, Obama should cancel it. And Muriel Bowser's should wear Miss. We're feeding into the the craziness. And then, like liberals are trying to go look well. Conservatives are for masks, and they don't believe we should go on and live our lives, so we're in a real spot.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Stripped of Emergency Powers
"Gallagher theme first shot. I help in on not getting up until About two weeks ago then listen to all the stuff going on best. Get them shot. Hey mike you're talking about wide. I get vaccine. I unfortunately just broke brave. I just went ahead and did it did it. I wasn't going to do it but it's just easier to have it. That's that's
"whitmer" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt
"Fbi informants in the group of the rioters who from the six that were possibly agitating and then there was also another story about an fbi. Informant calling a guy who was a da agent saying come down to the The rally on january six and he came down and now that guy got arrested for coming down. So when i found out that many members of the gretchen whitmer clan. Who were plotting against there were actually. Fbi guys it. All sort of made sense based on some of the information that some of the stories. I'd heard coming coming in now. It's interesting because you come from that perspective. But perspective i come from is the. It's amazing to me still in this day and age. That is we still use whether they are actual agents who are undercover or. Their agents are or their snatchers. Would i call somebody who's cooperating. It's amazing the the extent to which that is still used given periodic these periodic scandals around it. I mean i remember. I remember years ago. the The ones in l. a. county. That were unbelievable and they will well documented. The has been the snitch. Who would fabricate so supposed confessions and things of that nature in. It's amazing that we still Every once in a while somebody it'll turn out somebody were camps some something that bay supposedly said or heard somebody say when proven that they couldn't have done it and yet we still. It's still exists. It's almost like it's endless loop in we just can't rid ourselves with the idea of informants. Well i you know. I think that most reasonable people would say that if there was a group. Let's just say terrorists and there is a sleeper cell. And they're planning to blow up the port of los angeles. We can all agree that we'd like an fbi guy to infiltrate that sal and quart their mission or or or report on it at a certain point if the fbi guy is saying. I have an idea. Let's blow up the port of l. Certain point when he becomes the leader of the group..
Biden Visits Michigan to Tout Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan
"Up his bipartisan infrastructure package an additional plans for investing in families and education during a visit Saturday to a Michigan Cherry farm. President also pitched his immigration plans when a chatting with two couples from Guatemala who were picking Cherries, Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Biden in Traverse City. The
President Biden Visits Northern Michigan Cherry Farm
"President, Biden talked up his bipartisan infrastructure package in additional plans for investing in families and education during a visit Saturday to a Michigan Cherry farm. President also pitched his immigration plans when a chatting with two couples from Guatemala who were picking Cherries, Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Biden in Traverse
American Greatness Reporter Julie Kelly on the Indictment of Oath Keepers
"That there were potential FBI sources that an infiltrated a lot of these groups say, tactic we've seen used in the past, and he mentions the Gretchen Whitmer case as well, if you could hit on that quickly as well. I mean, I think it was a really solid piece. I've looked through those charging documents to you Keep seeing these person. One person. Two people pop up. Well, who are they? Look in the case of the oath, keepers. You know, Of course, it makes total sense to have the FBI not just infiltrating these groups but provoking them like they did in this Gretchen Whitmer alleged kidnapping, uh, plot And so you know, these oath keepers I got to say, you know, I feel sorry for them. My heart breaks in a way there. They're They're kind of sad stories through the idea that they could get together, organized a conspiracy for which they're all being charged with without some professional inside help to kind of forced them to do what they did that day, which again was non violence makes complete sense. I mean, would you put anything past Christopher Wray at this point? Absolutely not. Yeah, I I sincerely doubt that you can. Uh, you can refute the fact that he is probably the worst director we've had in modern modern history. The FBI. I mean, listen, I'm saying that even with Jim Comey I mean, he has been absolutely awful. His failure to turn up anything other than sound bites on the entire spy gate scandal. Uh, you know, as I said in my show last week, Julie, I mean, we really have to start getting ahold of some new conspiracy theories because all of our old conspiracy theories have all come
Biden Administration: Police Reform and Gun Control
"Kristen. Where does the white house think they can make progress on police reform or on gun regulation so taking both of those issues. Chuck i on police. Reform the white house's pushing for the george floyd bill which passed the house to pass the senate. That is a bill that would make it easier to prosecute police misconduct. It would pour resources into training. Police there is a bipartisan effort. To try to move that forward no progress though same thing as it relates to gun. They're urging congress to act on two bills that would expand background checks that passed the house. They want the senate to act the reality though chuck while those two things are stalled. The white house focused on infrastructure. It's big push
Michigan's Governor Whitmer Presses White House for More Vaccines Amid Surge
"She'll keep pushing the White House for more covert vaccines for her state. Though the president has committed only to providing more resource is to support vaccinations and testing. The number of doses states get depends on the state population. Governor. Whitmer wants doses to be shifted to states that have a short rise in cases like Michigan that is correspondent Reda
Surging Virus Has Michigan's Whitmer at Loggerheads With Biden
"About two. Dozen hospitals in the great state of michigan are at ninety percent capacity or above as that state steel. That state deals with a huge surge in cova crisis at least one michigan hospital the mclaren port huron hospitals at one hundred percent capacity as of this morning chief medical officer. They're saying that when his hospital tried to transfer out some of its patients with the most acute needs. They couldn't do it They faced long delays trying to move patients out because so many hospitals are so crowded. There's nowhere to move them. To as michigan cova cases and hospitalizations continue to rise inexorably without any relief at all. The michigan health and hospital association said today they expect the number of hospitalizations in the state to beat last fall's peak to head up higher than they have ever been before during the crisis at all. This is the daily new reported coronavirus cases in michigan. Right now there are dozens of states that are having covid case numbers spike across the country but michigan is by far the worst. Still though even in light of that today. The white house confirmed again that they're not planning to send an extra allocation of vaccines to to michigan. That is what governor gretchen. Whitmer is asking for to try to get michigan's crisis under control. The white house says they will send other resources to michigan to try to help but not additional vaccine supplies when you have an acute situation Extraordinary number of cases like we have in michigan. The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine in fact. We know that the vaccine will have a delayed response. The answer to that is to really close things down to go back to basics to go back to where we were last spring Last summer to down to flatten occurred to decrease contact with one another to chaffetz to the extent that we have available to to contact tracers. Sometimes can't even do it at the capacity that you
Michigan Governor, Battling Virus Surge, Pleads for More Vaccine Supplies
"Michigan has the highest rate of New cove in 19 infections in the country. With cases spiking in the state. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is pushing the White House for more covert 19 vaccines. So far, President Biden has said the federal government will give Michigan more federal resource is to support vaccinations and testing but not additional
CDC Chief Urges Michigan to 'Close Things Down' Amid Spike
"Michigan is dealing with what the CDC called an extraordinary number of new covert nineteen cases but the by the administration says the solution is not sending the state more vaccine doses CDC cheaper shovel Lenski says a vaccine surge in response to a case surgery is not the way to go because it'll be weeks before the vaccines make an impact instead the answer to that is to really close things down to go back to our basics to go back to where we were last spring I am last summer marks came after governor Gretchen Whitmer urged people to voluntarily restrict some activities she's not issuing any new mandates but instead is urging residents to do their part Sager mag ani Washington
Michigan Virus Spike
"Michigan once more coronavirus vaccine from Washington as it battles a spike in cases governor Whitmer visited a vaccination clinic this morning in Ypsilanti she's vowing to keep pushing the White House for more cove it nineteen vaccines as Michigan wrestles with an increase in corona virus infections president Biden has said Washington will give Michigan more resources to support vaccinations but not additional vaccines doses are given to states depending upon their population the governor Whitmer wants doses to be shifted to states like hers that had a sharp rise in cases the Biden administration isn't ready to make that change I'm Rita Foley
"whitmer" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Up. This was probably the best read digital issue of the magazine ever to just goes to remind you that there are very loud people out there who get angry and express it because it's so easy to do and then there are other people who admire her. Appreciate her are curious about her. That's all that you need. I don't care if you like or hate her. I just want you to be interested in what the woman who is making. These decisions is all about. I think that is the key that a lot of people whose lands is only focused on twitter or facebook mess. One of the things that's been just great and maybe there's a little bit of that overlap to having a format that you know is consumed personally when you get the magazine. You reading it at your house or at the doctor's office are all these other places. Same thing with a podcast. You're able to create more of a personal connection than and social media. It's kinda turns quickly into not always but often turns into a chatterbox of like reinforcing opinions. Nurse at threads can go off the rails really quickly in this case we did the right type of story you know. It was a four thousand word story. We had voices in air who were frustrated with. What's been going on. And who are not politically supportive of her and we also had a companion piece about the impact of the restaurant industry but look this is a woman who made for better for worse the most important decisions of the past year for state and stafford threw it in a lot of these know she was targeted by crazy stuff and she was on the national stage. She's now the vice chair of the democratic national committee. She's a big deal and it would be insane for us to say. Oh we can't raid about that because of the what something. You learned that you did not know doing this piece something that surprised you well. I thought it was kind of fun. Perspective to tactic gretchen. Whitmer and say to her. You're a very famous or powerful curson. This past year. You become very well known and have her respond. The only reason she knows that is because people like me keep telling her so but she because she's been mostly hunker down in her homer. The governor's mansion her wherever she she's living not had any opportunity to sort of test drive her fame or her prominently doesn't go to airports she doesn't go to restaurants. Shouldn't do the things that you would normally do. Where you would understand or learn about how the public or ordinary people reacting to you. And so i thought that was kind of interesting. I mean she's probably one of the most famous people during the pandemic. And i thought that was kind of interesting perspective to think about your the whole pandemic experiences for everybody. Yeah well was something that we did together with predictions. I was one of a number of voices looking at predictions for twenty twenty one. Why don't you shut up folks kind of your idea behind doing that. This is the second time we did it The first time you're on our panel but you great. And i just like to draw together a bunch of diverse people to give us a sense of what the coming year is gonna look like. We can't know but there are things that we want meters to the alert to pay attention to for twenty twenty. Actually you. I believe helped me come up with some of these questions. Including the one about chiefs james craig still be in charge by twenty twenty two because at the time in december it looked like it was very possible that all the black lives matter..
"whitmer" Discussed on Daily Detroit
"Today. Steve freeze from hours here. And he's been up to a lot including a notable piece about michigan. Governor gretchen whitmer. That's got everyone talking and some local predictions into twenty twenty one. I'm jair stays. And this is your daily detroit for monday march. Twenty second twenty twenty one. Join me virtually friend of the pod. Steve freeze how are you. I'm good. how are you good. Good man you made. Some waves are not allowed to talk to you about but yet made some waves with this piece in our detroit about governor gretchen whitmer. It's been everywhere and everyone's talking about it. There's just something about the governor. That lover hater in between she just has the ability to capture people's attention. Yeah and you know. It's interesting because she's become this sort of avatar for everything that michigan conservatives or trumpers whichever they are hate she's a strong decisive powerful woman. Obviously who has had a good political ride on the covy train to some extent most of the state the polls seem to show still support what she's done and understand it. There's not the same stink around what she's done as there was with gavin newsom or andrew. Cuomo certainly there's a great deal of anger about the impact on the economy and private personal businesses. But we put her on the cover of our magazine because she is the governor of the state and the biggest no significant maker in our state from the past year or so and people just lost their mind. I mean some of these people saw her picture staring at them from the racket. I dunno ho- food sir wherever they see the magazine in public and they didn't read the story they just thought it was a horrible thing that we put a very nice photograph of the governor on the cover of our magazine is if we ever but uh nice pictures of anybody on the cover of our magazine hours photography second to none no matter who. You're covering well. Yeah i mean. That's the whole i mean it's it is still style magazine and you know. I think it's interesting that i came into the magazine. More than a year ago fulltime as the news and features editor. And we've done a lot of political coverage and more serious journalism than maybe had been done before. But we still give everybody. They're cotton candy and their fashion coverage in their food covers and all the things that people want to read about to kind of check out so the balances. They're it's just a fuller meal than it used to be and people just can't bear it but the interesting thing about it was. There was a very loud reaction on social media and in our e mail boxes an even believe it or not. I got voicemails and you know. I had a voicemail box green voice to me. i don't know. I haven't been in the office in a year. And they were all very angry about it. In fact steve. I have one of these thoughtful insightful pieces of feedback right here but then readership was at social..
"whitmer" Discussed on News O'Clock
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Andbranch DOT COM Promo Code News O N E W S for fifty dollars off Bollandbranch Dot Com Promo Code News Oh restrictions may apply see bollandbranch dot com for details. Welcome back August is almost over, and if you thought two thousand and twenty was intense before the general election is going to be well a lot and that's even more. The case for the swing states that will help decide the outcome and who's in office in January that includes Michigan which Donald Trump. Narrowly won in two thousand sixteen, we're joined today. By Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer a Democrat many of a rising star and her party who would very much like to not see a repeat of Twenty sixteen good afternoon governor afternoon. So the DNC's last night is tonight Michigan is going to be a crucial swing state. Again, what are you hearing that you think will most resonate with the voters in your state? The thing about Joe Biden. Kamala Harris is that I, think there are the real people they're genuine. Empathy understand what real people are confronting and I believe that the plan around addressing covid nineteen, and of course, the recession that has come along with it because of the bungling at the national level. Is something that's going to resonate with Michigan voters and were good hardworking people just like Americans everywhere, and we expect our government to be good and hardworking as well and to get things done and I know that if anyone can bring that message to Michigan and and get people out to the pools, it's Joe Biden cameras on the flip side. Is there anything that you're seeing or rather not seeing in the platform or DNC lineup that she would like to force swing state voters like yourse-? Actually, I mean other than perhaps some more energy around infrastructure. Is I think that the platform really is representative of what people across my state are are looking for, and it's rolling the fundamentals. Ran and won in twenty eighteen I got into all eighty three counties and I know there's no way Joe. Biden and Kamala Harris are going to be able to be baton facts and covid nineteen. I wouldn't advise them to even try but I heard from people about what what really was keeping them from getting ahead or what they were really worried about and it. Comes back to those inner table issues. Right are you going to be able to take care of your family and ensure that your kids have real opportunity and and that's I think at the heart of what? So much of our anxiety is right now with Kobe nineteen and the economic crisis that that we're dealing with the nation. So from your own clearly, are there any other favorite speeches you've heard so far? There's I bound last to like every single night. Sit on my couch with my girls fighting over the popcorn as we are watching and Four years ago we were in Philadelphia and I remember watching I was watching my children as they were washing Michelle Obama speak and it was when she gave me when they go low, we go. Hi which I repeated Ad Nauseam my children roll their eyes when I say it but. I sat with them and washed her speak on Monday night and just thinking about all the. Terrible things that have happened in our country in the last four years and yet feeling optimistic and hopeful as a result of of this ticket and the vision, and and this this moment during this convention is profound and I'd be hard pressed to pick one favorite stage but. I think that the roll call was powerful to see the people of America in their in their natural environment and also too. I really I. Thought that Hillary Clinton did a nice job reminding us. You can even win an election by three million votes in still not in the White House self deprecating a humorous but also really driving home the point, and of course, I loved seeing. Joe. Biden and Barack. Obama amazing and camel hair speech was fantastic last night. So you mentioned that as possible to win more votes and still lose out on election, there's some really weird shaped congressional districts in Michigan. Thanks to years of GERRYMANDERING. Do your plants were redoing those maps after the twenty twenty cents is his complete we do and you know I was chatting about redistricting and they've got a disadvant-. So messed up, it looks they call it l. on a lazy boy. Shape of it, but the point is, I. Absolutely. So in twenty eighteen, one of the great things is that we amended our Constitution to make it easier to vote from home. We amended our Constitution to ensure that we would have a non partisan or bipartisan group drying districts taken away from the legislature have a commission doing it that will greatly improve the the likelihood that will actually have. Districts that make sense and that yield representatives who are truly representative. So Michigan Secretary, of state, Jocelyn Benson, sit up a huge expansion of melon voting for Michigan's primary this year did you learn anything that needed to be improved about process ahead of the general awkwardness this I am so grateful that in twenty eight eighteen not only was I elected and not only do we amend our Constitution these fundamental Voting. But also grateful that the people of Michigan wisely sent Jocelyn Benson and is our secretary of Indian. Nestle as our attorney general, we have been a united group of leaders. We swept all the state offices female. Executives and with my with my running mate, of course, Garland Gilchrist. Michigan's first Black Lieutenant Governor by the way and it was really I think important as we look at the challenges that are coming from the white. House in Washington D. C. How are we going to navigate in a and so I I know that Jocelyn is one of the foremost national experts in election law she is executing well and I haven't delved too deep into. The into all of the details of in handling the pandemic and everything else is going on but I've got complete faith in the work that she's doing and I know we're going to run a good electoral of integrity and every vote on it. So what's your response to the warnings from the postal service that they might not be able to get balanced delivered time to be counted? It's outrageous and we.
"whitmer" Discussed on News O'Clock
"Created in the nineteen seventies. There are literally no details about the project out at this point with neither Sony nor. Marvel confirming Abud Wild herself quote tweeted deadline story with a spider EMOJI. Sony made the first and second set of live action Spiderman movies in the two thousands. But it and marvel have split the rights to the Spiderman. Franchise did two thousand sixteen being agreed last year to continue that agreement after it briefly looked like it might all fall apart actor Tom. Hall has said only drunken phone call from him saved the deal which story Love Story I. Want to believe it's true I love any. All of them are just golden. Somehow. Is Pure of heart I? I'm excited for this I love what Sony did with into the spider verse and. That this new movie would probably fit within that same cinematic universe has a lot of potential I think. Yeah, and just after watching book smart I truly trust Olivia Wilde with women just the way that she tells stories and you know what? It would probably be too easy to pick her but I really want Zendaya to be spider I mean. She was she was in Spiderman homecoming has MJ and I'm like you know what? On. Care them another dimension design. We won't Confuse Eddie. Okay next up the chicks are performing tonight at the DNC in their first major appearance since they dropped dixie from their name last month. Democrats, have been highlighting their ability to bring in a celebrity musicians for decades. At this point this year's convention has so far been hosted by Longoria Kerry Washington and Tracy Ellis Ross, and. Had performances from the likes John Legend Stephen Stills and billy porter as part of the lineup last night billy Bush was the first performance actually speak during the convention after singing her new song. My Future Islands work to convince her younger fans to vote this fall. You don't need me to tell you things are a mess. Donald Trump is. Our country and everything we care about. We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and covert did not deny them. Leaders who will fight against systemic racism and inequality. and. That starts by voting for someone who understands how much is at stake someone who's building the team that shares our values. It starts with voting against Donald Trump and four. Joe Biden. Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out. We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it because they do. The, only way to be certain of the future is to make it ourselves. Please register. Please vote. And if you haven't seen Jennifer Hudson's performance from last night I highly recommend Here's just a taste of her singing change is gonNA come from the Chicago Cultural Center where the coup sticks were. Amazing..
"whitmer" Discussed on News O'Clock
"The Former president Obama said, okay. I had it in his DNC speech calling out Donald Trump and his enablers Livia wild apparently direction a secret marvel movie project and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer with us to discuss the battle for her state's voters in the general election and that Shark Week hot mic, the date August Twentieth Two thousand and twenty time. Music Lock. Hello Friends I'm his Brown and I'm Casey Rackham. Welcome to Buzzfeed's news a cloth JC before we dive and I saw that drunk history is getting canceled and comedy central and there goes a dream of mine to be honest. Oh my God. Did you want to be Andro history I love that? I, did I don't even getting drunk really like it's not. You? WanNa you want to be the story till. I like that I think you'd be great at it I would. Have you thought about doing that? So yeah, I would I would love that too I. Think it's so funny I have so much watching. Would you have done? Who would you what story told okay minus knowing one's GonNa know who I'm talking about because I didn't know who was it do you know who ned Kelly is? Ned Cal. Wasn't didn't he ledger to a movie about? God No one knows about that. Okay. So okay I studied abroad in Australia and it was travel writing program. It was only for two months and it was just like seven girls in this like. And we drove for three weeks around like desolate Australia and it was all somehow based around this tour of Ned Kelly's life and if you are in Australia you either hate or you love Ned Kelly you either think he's a villain or a hero and there's all these tales about him. You know it's kind of like the people love him like he's a misunderstood person who was stealing from the rich for the poor like but then villains like he killed a bunch of people like So there's a lot of that but anyways, I love the story so much I love the people don't know about and it's just like an insane storytelling opportunity. Amazing I. Think I would have thought about this lot. I think I would tell the story of how the US. Decided nations only because they spied on everyone throughout the entire setup. Held at the Conference Ed San Francisco when they were setting this up, they made sure to have like submarines off the coast. Spying on other countries diplomats, they were wiretapping everyone they paying people off like get all the Info just to make sure that the UN could actually happen and make sure that you know the small countries didn't revolt that. Russia would be less addicting normal in these sorts of situations and be happy enough to sign on and yeah I would totally have gotten drunk and told the story see. Yes I would like to hear you get drunk do this. Okay. We could go on with this for a very long time clearly, but it's time for today's top stories she just what you need to know. Night three of the DNC didn't have the same state by state road trip as night too. But it definitely still went places. There were a lot of things worth highlighting if we had more time but let's start with former secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She spoke out in her speech about how her lost to trump in two thousand sixteen should motivate people to turn out to the polls. This time around this can't be another woulda, COULDA SHOULDA election. If you vote by mail request your ballot now and sent it back right away. If you vote in person do it early become a poll worker? Most of all? No matter. What vote. And former President Barack Obama gave his most dire assessment yet a president trump taking off the kid gloves Obama said that though he'd hoped trump would eventually take the presidency seriously quote Donald Trump, hasn't grown into the job because he can't. He also had this grave warning that work will continue long after this election. But any chance of success depends entirely. On the outcome of this election. This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down. If, that's what it takes for them to win. So, we have to get busy building. And then Senator Comma Harris made history with a series of. She became the first black woman to accept the vice presidential nomination for Major Party. The first person of South Asian descent you the same and gave the first out to the kappa. Alpha's in prime time by major parties beep candidate. In her speech, hairs also spoke about her Indian heritage and called out systematic racism this virus. It has no is. And yet, it knows exactly how we see each other. And how we treat each other? And let's be clear. There is. No vaccine for, racism. We've gotta do the work. For George Floyd. For Briana Taylor. For the lives of too many others to name. For our children. And for all of us We've gotta do the work to fulfill that promise of equal justice under law. Meanwhile, it was a bad day in New York City courts for the president and his allies news broke this morning that former top trump adviser Steve was arrested on allegations of fraud and and four others were charged with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars. As part of a project called, we build the wall in an indictment from the southern New York and was accused of setting up a nonprofit to siphon off at least one million dollars of money to pay for personal expenses for himself and others charged this despite numerous pledges from the group's founder, Brian Cole. Take no compensation for the project donors on go fund. Me Were told that one hundred percent of their money would go towards building trump's border wall with Mexico. Also this morning, a court throughout president trump's attempt to keep Manhattan's district attorney from seeing his tax returns. The Supreme Court ruled last month that the presidency did not protect trump from investigations knocking down his absolute immunity argument the court left open the chance that other legal arguments might hold up but today a federal judge said Nope this is trash and dismissed the president's attempt to block a subpoena. Yeah. I watched a I watched a bunch of speeches from the DNC last night and it was just I don't know it's nice to hear people speak eloquently as in it. Though I was following on along for twitter for most of it but then I had to go back and deathly watch all twenty minutes of Obama speech because he was both powerful and fricking scary like not going to lie it. You don't normally hear someone a foreign president talk about those accessories and suchlike lead or death terms and Obama has been low to this entire for years. So on the one hand, he's Kinda gave the speech at a lot of people were waiting for, but I feel like those same people are like, oh, now he said it. Oh, it's real. It felt really real and I know yesterday we were talking about like over. God. I'm using that there haven't been any like you know like technology fails or anything like that. You know I still really haven't seen a big win or anything but one thing that's just so noticeable is just that there's no cheering there's no crowd like it's like, okay. Yes. At the end you have all those people on the screen that are clapping at the end of speech, but it's like there there were moments in cameras where it's like you knew that she was in front of a crowd of people. You Right. Like policies for like applause into speeches normally. So yeah, I completely agree it's pretty weird hopefully for years from now, we won't have to do it like this question mark. Fingers crossed our Casey. What's on your agenda? Well. Olympia wild is apparently working on a new secret marvel movie project was Sony Wild made her directorial debut last year with book smart, and now she's reportedly been tapped to direct what variety yesterday called an untitled female centric marvel movie deadline took things further reporting that the project while does helming is actually spiderwoman based on the character.
"whitmer" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics
"Be joined by Gretchen. Whitmer the forty ninth governor of Michigan and a longtime member of the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate born and raised in Michigan in the mother of two daughters. We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Governor Whitmer. We'll governor were so honored to have you here today. We wanted to start out by just acknowledging that the entire country is in a constant and overwhelming state of grief. We have the deaths of George Floyd and Brianna Taylor and Ahmad Armory that we're grieving and processing we've lost over a hundred thousand people to covid. Nineteen people are grieving businesses and lost jobs from your perspective. We just want to ask how is Michigan? Doing how do you perceive the people handling all of this in the State? That you lied. I would add another stressor unique to Michigan as we had five hundred year flood event as well had to evacuate thousand people and the next morning. I president the twitter threatening to take money away from Michigan because we were mailing t ballot application. And so you add all of these things and and it is a time of high anxiety and stress and yet every single day is a source of inspiration whether it is An eleven year old. Who made me a mask or it is The people in this community of Midland Michigan. Who suffered to flood who are reaching out helping one another or it's one of the incredible people that has been on the front line of this crisis every single day. John Twelve weeks and was exhausted. What has seen their work Save lives and so there's inspiration day like Michigan has really the people of the state despite some of the protests that we've all seen on television the vast majority of people in this state of taking this seriously have made the sacrifice that we've asked and it is. We're seeing that. It's paid off and that we saved lives and we saved our healthcare system fan. We are now in a place where we can start to re-engage actors of our economy safely. And so I. I think that there's that there's hope even all of this hearts up that were confronting we talk about here on the podcast is you never get one hundred percent by in. It's not like even during the revolutionary war. There weren't people that either wanted to stay with Britain or really didn't carry their way like I think we have this theory that every single person has to have complete and total buy in. But really you can do so much without one hundred percent very true and that's a good reminder for everyone in this moment though. This is a public health crisis and it really shouldn't fall along traditional party lines and I think that's the part that I find discouraging. I think we'll get through that. I know we'll get through this then. I think we'll be able to find common ground on some really important In some very important ways however it is distressing that in the midst of a global pandemic there are political angle. That are I think. Creating a lot of the confusion anxiety people are feeling and it would be great if everyone with the platform could focus on the science and the public health first and foremost and in all of the decisions that that we have to make. I'm not at the state level. Well I think that's you know everyone who works in politics or does policy understands you. It's this really delicate balance between the political capital and the public buying and during a public health crisis. I think what's so brutal for people in leadership like you is that the stakes are higher. The timeline is shorter and the need for that public. Buyin is even more intense and you know you had not been on the job very long but I wonder as you look back over these last few months and as the pressure to reopen increases and we look forward to the fall and we all know where many months away from a vaccine. How are you thinking about that balance? How do we get the public by in? How do we strip the partisanship out of this? Do you think so. Much of it is trickling down from the presidency. I just as you look back and as we move forward into the fall. How are you thinking about that balance? Well there's no question that the person with the biggest megaphone makes a difference right and so certainly when the president singled me out for some criticism it really changed the political dynamic here on the ground. That's such a polite way to put it. I really think that was very grace field of you know I got gotTa keep working with with all of these people and so i. I also think it's important that we're uninstall what's happening here. He Political Dynamic Michigan. I've changed very quickly after that happened. The Republican controlled House and Senate went from supporting my executive orders to challenging them. Taking me to court I won in the trial court. I know we're going on appeal so it's not quite over but backing the matter of everyone with a platform and make a difference. I can lead people's fears or can feed into them can seek to find common ground or can divide us and so I think that that's why it is important that we stay together to the fats. That people like you know. Governors across the country are for making decisions because there hasn't been a national strategy and at the end of the day. These decisions that are. GonNa you know. Save lives and so faint heather to the science and to the facts I think is most important thing but communicating with the people who are feeling this anxiety who are worried about whether or not they're going to be able to pay their rent or take you know. Put some food on the table for their family. People who are mourning the loss of a loved one. We've lost Over fifty two hundred michiganders' who covid nineteen and we were the trajectory. We were originally on Tells us we were lost thousands more if we hadn't hadn't done the things that we've that we've done and so I do. Think that communicating regularly.
"whitmer" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"Whitmer's stay at home order with tensions very high as lawmakers were poised to debate an extension of the declaration holding American flags and handmade signs the demonstrators in Lansing first congregated shoulder to shoulder outside before demanding to be let inside the building some chanted let us and people are getting very tired it up tight about this situation let's check in with online columnist Dr John Curtis for his weekly update on the coronavirus situation hi John George well I think we all know now that yes we do we've got a bio weapons lab in Wu Han China we reported that I'm supposed to four weeks ago yes we did now let me let me just back up a little bit and tell you that big story that is not being reported which is the form that deputy foreign minister Li lu Chang said yesterday they're trying to lock down Wu Han on January twenty third because of this massive outbreak of the sars coronavirus okay show up on the fourteenth we're talking about a week a week earlier basically cheap rose they had a World Health Organization declared there was no human to human transmission going on in wheeling out yell at doctors and tell you they were that's massive cover up by teacher out was nothing dies and when you stop to think that the this could've asked trump was saying could have been very easily prevented by them notifying the world walking down the world back in January or late December this is a million you know we're talking about three million people hundreds of thousands of gallons fell almost seventy thousand deaths now in the United States all could have been prevented but no the Chinese foreign minister deputy foreign minister saying how up front and open Chinese workers show up front in the open they will not release any U. S. inspectors anybody from the U. S. to go and check out the level for bio weapons lab works is suspected that that virus that they were experimenting on on pangolins either leaked via a human source or the infected lab animals were sold into China is wet market impacted the population so you know you've got a situation right now where China has massive liability here and are going to be sued by multiple multiple countries for this outbreak and the destruction that this is created and the cover up with how they can use the key gross has yet gas leak to remain in his position right now when he sat out with a personal favorite to the Chinese president because he got him the job ads who essentially and kept this a secret to protect China's economy this is A. B. on the outrageous I think what we're looking at would be outraged needs you know lockdowns are continuing to go on in the United States when George this virus has mutated to the point that is much is sixty now maybe seventy percent of the population has already been infected with corona virus and are a symptomatic that's true now John I also want you to do a little homework force I found out last night were from one of our guests that apparently there are some individuals and maybe some companies that have patents on certain coronaviruses what the heck is that all about well this isn't this is a market for bio weapons George we know that it's a you know this this is being done all over the plans being done by Russia to be done by the United States is done by China bio weapons research I mean look we went to war in two thousand and three you know over alleged weapons of mass destruction these weapons of mass destruction and see us the existing child exist in the United States and that they are patented and they are sold on the open market so yes we we we do need to draw people's attention to that okay my friend John Curtis online columnist dot com the stock market wrapped up its best month in April since nineteen eighty seven as the corona virus recovery continues truly amazing even though a drop today it seems to be holding on Catherine Austin Fitts is live in the Netherlands with us Catherine what's your take and what are you hearing about the economy out that way about the the U. S. because of this coronavirus well I think you George you've done it the great lengths have been made to use take science to shut down the global economy and the reality is you're seeing tremendous in it and from the time of the shut down in the first month U. S. billionaires increased their wealth ten percent so there are a lot of people moving to take extraordinary opportunity if this to centralize control of the economy the economy is clearly very very slow we see predictions of traps in the second quarter for the U. S. as much as forty percent of GDP it's unprecedented that's unbelievable right wing it's this is a work and you know it it raises serious questions about whether this is in this fire since engineer didn't who did it well you know we're convinced it was engineered hardwood got out that's another story of course whether it was an accident or done on purpose it's going to take how long do you think Catherine once things slowly get back to normal for the economy to get back to normal well I don't know that the economy will get back to normal because if you look at the if you look at the proposals being made you know the proposals being made are include those civil and individual and national sovereignty so you know and and I have to tell you if I had no idea how this virus got out but if you look at the extent to which it has bolstered the US dollar it's been pretty more action less so if you look at the proposals being made in the extent to which you know the proposal to basically install an operating system and in people and and regularly updated with mandated vaccines yeah that's going to make gates in his syndicate the richest people in the history of the planet absolutely yes it's a three I've never seen three like this it's unbelievable and and the willingness to to destroy and kill people you know to benefit the greed of the few it's extraordinary this is extraordinary as the corona virus itself Katherine thank you and stay safe out there in the Netherlands a story we have in our highlight reel it coast to coast AM dot com the president's could some video of the Pentagon showing unidentified aerial phenomenon video that you've seen a few months ago that we have posted our highlight reel again he called it a hell of a video and told Reuters that he wonders if it's real earlier this week the Pentagon officially released the three videos that we told you about months ago that show what appears to be unidentified flying objects rapidly moving wall recorded by infrared cameras from Davey jets two of the videos contain servicemembers reacting an auditor quickly the objects are moving in one voice speculates that it could be from another world up next Nick pope joins us we're going to talk about this incredible story next on coast to coast AM.
"whitmer" Discussed on KTOK
"Joe pags dot com I talk about to tell tarian ism and I've got to talk about Gretchen Whitmer and those of you listening in Michigan Liz I sell a house in Michigan I pay taxes in Michigan but my main residences in Texas but I love the state of Michigan was there eight years I was in television ads and radio I really got my footing in traction in this business I love the state I love the people there we've got more stations in Michigan that I believe anywhere else although Texas is very close it's fifteen or sixteen stations during the week Monday through Friday on the Joe pags show we love being on there what the hell were you thinking if I hear one more person giving the excuse that Gretchen Whitmer was elected because pot was on the was on the ballot sorry it is a more important smoke pot but it is to have somebody who is not there to tell you in in the in the governor's mansion governor Gretchen Whitmer who should never have one has made roles that are so restrictive that people of all political backgrounds went and rallied and and it showed a show of force in Lansing this week by the thousands they should open their car saying this isn't okay this person literally I was putting out a notice that doctors could not prescribe hydroxy caloric within her state it does have to do an about face from the FDA said well yeah it's probable it's safe it's been safer malaria for a long time this person obviously has places like Walmart cordon off complete sections of their stores so you can go to Walmart which is deemed essential legally by with Gretchen Whitmer says you can buy you can't bite grass seed or or other things that would allow you to maintain your lawn or your your garden during lockdown we're gonna let leave your house to go to work she says you can go boating but you just can't go on a boat with a motor I'm not even kidding I can't make this up she's deciding I don't buy item what is the what is it essential as if she'd she somehow knows and if you think I'm exaggerating with the voting thing look it up this is somebody who says marijuana dispensaries are essential we're getting a knee or hip replacement surgery that you've been waiting months to do are years to do and you're in pain is not essential this is somebody who is said to abortions are not elective therefore they're essential I kid you not this is from the blaze the headline is Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer abortions are life sustaining this is written by Phil silver the democratic governor of Michigan Gretchen Whitmer recently called access to abortion during the corona virus pandemic life sustaining I don't think the baby agrees Weber was discussing health care an abortion during a recent podcast interview with CNN correspondent former Obama adviser David Axelrod and she she made the comments after being asked about her plans regarding other states who have banned abortions during the outbreak what we're suggesting that well elective surgeries have been paused in Michigan abortions are considered essential and can still be performed we stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan the governor said some people tried to say that type of a procedure is considered the same as abortion and that's ridiculous a woman's health care she said her whole future her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election it's a fundamental to her life she continued it is life sustaining and it is something the government should not be getting in the middle of let's break it down dummy the movement for abortions is called what anybody in the audience anybody use and then you know it's called pro choice pro choice I'm pro life because I believe the baby should live your pro choice because you think the mother should have a choice to have an abortion or not well what.
"whitmer" Discussed on The Breakdown with Shaun King
"For nearly a year. Now I have personally begged Gretchen. Whitmer over and over and over again to please set Michael Thompson free. He poses no public safety risks to society. He never has. He is an old man now. He's been a model citizen in prison. He's been a mentor to other incarcerated men for decades and while Michael has been in prison. I need you to understand this. Men who were convicted of rape and murder have come in. Serve their entire sentence and been released. Men who actually shot people during drug deals were then caught with the gun that they use for the crime have come into the prison. That Michael was in serve their time in left. Michael has seen prison. Guards comment serve their entire career and retire all while he's been in prison. It's an abomination. I've called Gretchen Whitmer. I've emailed Gretchen. Whitmer. I've sent her male. I've sent her letters and packages. I have pleaded with her. Friends have begged her staff. I spoke to the Lieutenant Governor and nothing and I am left at. This point to conclude Gretchen. Whitmer doesn't care. She wants Michael Thompson to suffer because as governor. She could release him today. He's served twenty six years in prison for a non violent drug crime. But let me tell you what I actually think is happening. I've Seen Democrats do what I think. Gretchen. Whitmer is doing right now. I've seen them do it for generations when I started fighting for Michael to be released Gretchen. Whitmer wasn't necessarily in the national spotlight. She hadn't yet been given the opportunity to give the democratic response to the state of the Union that she gave this past January. She wasn't rumored to be on the shortlist for VP. But now that she is. She's doing what all. Democrats think they have to do to look tough. She's sparing nobody by governor of New York. Andrew Cuomo is basically doing the same thing when her star began to rise. My heart began to sink. I told friends and colleagues that what I thought would happen is exactly what's happening. She'd freeze. She'd be so careful on every single decision that she'd stopped making decisions like this when altogether and here. We are over the past few weeks. Michael's attorneys and advocates have started to ask her to release him just to prevent him from catching the corona virus in prison. Where he would likely die if he contracted it still as we see governors and district attorneys and mayors released from jail and prison. All over the country still from Gretchen. Whitmer nothing crickets. And it's heartbreaking because we celebrate electing Democrats and we cheer. We put them there but here we are. We elected a Democrat in Michigan as governor. Here we are. She's in office secure as ever approval ratings as high as ever and she won't use her power to help woman in need it's frustrating. It's maddening because it's been spelled out. Does somebody could say well Sean. She's got a lot to do. We've been asking her for over a year and before I started asking. Her people had been pleading with her for years. People were pleading with the governor before her. What are we waiting on? Please release this man do what you were elected to represent the people you are elected to represent and release. Michael Thompson from prison. He has served twenty six years. Your state cannot afford to continue wasting its money. Having people like Michael in prison when he poses no safety risk in fact he's only a liability to the state and to public safety in prison. Why is he there? What's the purpose other than cruel and unusual punishment? Listen I'VE GOTTA run. We're going to develop some action steps for Michael in the days ahead but I need you to understand this story so we can continue fighting again to free Michael Thompson. Take care of your body bring number but bring them and bring the bring bringing in the spring break break break break Derek. Bring up break break break..
"whitmer" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"You know I could see on their face like oh. This person has a dead parent or you know. Come up to me and talk to me that that was what I would end up. Doing is just talking to people about our shared experience so that was like Probably than the emotional drain. I don't know if I had an opportunity for that until I shot the stamp special and edited. Then the emotional drain came then. Couldn't sleep at night and stuff. You shot past something. They're like if it were a nonchalant speed-bump did you just say your brother lives on school buses that what is that. That's something you just said. He lives on a school bus. And my brother is a surfer. He he has a business in carpentier which is right right by Santa Barbara. But he's a surfer and him and his wife and their four year old son or they're pretty Bohemian and so he built a school bus to be a house. It's really it should be on. Hdtv it's like beautiful It's got all the things you would ever want Inside of a big old big airstream kind of you know but it's a yellow school bus and they live on it Near Rincon Point in carpentry. So until you know. They're trying to figure out what they WANNA do before. Their son has to go to school. But yeah it's really cool and you see it for a second drove the school. He lives in Alabama for the summer. So droves drives a school bus Alabama. So in the stand up special you can see it for a second one. I'm like holding a sheet in front of my nephew and making disappear there on the school bus but we did a whole tour of the school bus would cut it out because we didn't have time for anything else that you cut out that you wish you hadn't yeah There's a bunch of stuff. There's just a lot of stuff we didn't have time for. There's a whole there was a whole segment of me and my friend. Clay trying to fish in trying to do stuff. That like Alabamians do that. We kinda felt we were to punk to do because we were so into skateboarding and stuff like that. So we like go fishing and you you see us that we don't really know what we're doing and then We go try to shoot a gun which is kind of in it for a second and then There is a moment where I got. Klay to act like my publicist to try to get me on a radio show interview to try to get people to come to the fore Bama because like that's the other thing and nobody bought it because he sounds like a twelve year old with a cold so everybody said no but that was the other thing that like. I'm not I'm not known at all especially down in Alabama so trying to get people to even come to this end up special taping. That was hardly. It was hard to get people there. The first show is a little bit easier because it was like my mom's friends and in my friends and some family but trying to get people to come to that second show man. It was tough like there's only eighty people in the room. You know that like it was hard to get people to show hard. How how they explain. Explain hard how what were you doing? Hbo always telling everybody and handing out flyers and doing all that stuff and so. There's a lot of that that was cut out because it didn't make sense in the and the timeline of what we were trying to achieve but then. Hbo has like a person whose job it is to get people to go. And that's why the whole thing was expedited we pitched it to HBO. June and we we started shooting it in August it was expedited because the summer ends in. That's when everybody goes home so it's because it's a tourist town. This was towards the end of August. This summer has had starting to end and people had started to go home already so it was just hard to find people who even had an interest in seeing a comedy show because the town shrinks so much the population in so h bills person who they hired to try to get people to show up was like having to go hit up. Tattoo Parlors. Two hours away mobile or Pensacola and say like hey. There's like an alternative comedian. Doing comedy special. Would you mind telling your clients to to look into it you know. That's the kind of Shit they're having to do really some. It was like a street team like something I would have done as a kid to try to get people to come see my band play. I felt very old school. The loss of apparent shapes people differently depending on their age. You were obviously younger than your older brother. When you start rummaging around in some of this stuff how does he experience it a? He has a different experience completely because he experienced her for five more years than I did so he got to see my mom as more of a successful musician and then got to see her. Make the conscious choice to be just playing in bars to covers and stuff like that whereas me. I never saw the first part so to me. It was like she doesn't have a choice. That's that's kind of the way that I always thought about it. My brother has a view of my mom that she was like a little bit more in control than I was. Then the night my view of her you know he he says in the thing like. I only saw this one version of my mom. Where's he saw lake? There's just more of an arc to my mom. Where's he? I always joke that you got five more good years than I did because by the time I roll around. Things had gotten kind of a little bit darker. Her problems in my dad's problems. We're pretty extreme. You know so we You know my brother got to grow up a little bit more before things kind of went went south or got messy as I like to say less damaged. Yeah he's less damage for sure. My brother can very easily go. No I don't like that whereas I'm kind of like. Oh maybe you know he. He has better boundaries stuff. You know Less funny too though right yes sounds like like vastly less funny because what percentage of. Comedians are happy. Go lucky but I haven't met a whole lot. That don't do what your therapist says you shouldn't do. Which is deflect and find the funny because it feels better than being in pain. Leah. I mean and he's another huge part of like my comedy going back. I realized like I would. He would let me hang out with all of his friends his older that you don't want to hang out with a ten year old when you're fifteen but I was like I gotta get really good at skateboarding. I gotTa Start Surfing. I gotTA LISTEN TO PUNK music. I gotta do all this stuff. So that when Shit goes south Mom and I don't have a place to stay. I could go stay with my brother and his friends and so I was in and then I would constantly do things like I remember I remember getting into the car ride Driving to a show. I didn't have any rules as a kid like my brother kind of raised. Now so like you wanted to go see a band play in Birmingham which is five hours away with his friends and I was like can I go and he said. Yeah you can go. Just be cool and it's like okay so I knew that they were GonNa make fun of me in some kind of way and I was like all right. I gotTA figure out how to control it so I right when I got into. The car was just like you know what I feel like doing is just sucking a big and then the whole trip. They made fun of how I randomly said that. Why did you randomly say oh well? We know he wants to do it. I'm hungry should we go to McDonald's all he needs is a big Mac and he'll be okay and they were making fun of me the whole trip that I remember thinking I started this like they're making fun of me on my own. I really appreciate the vulnerability. The special is a work of art. Congratulations on it. I hope it opens up the doors that need to be open so that you could be still desperate because it sounds like you need to be desperate But as funny as your because you really talented so thank you for sharing your story with us and thank you for making that special. The way that you made it did. Thank you so much. It really means a lot that that you connected and I wanted to talk to me. I really appreciate it likewise. Thank you Sir thank everyone. It's Mike Ryan thanks again to Whitmer Thomas. The Star of HBO's the Golden One and make sure to check out that album. It's actually really good. I know there's a lot of funny. Lyrical content in it but songs from the golden one is actually an album. I've listened to several times over since his stand up comedy special was released on. Hbo Go make sure to check that out. Speaking of checking things out make sure to check out the rest of the laboratory and friends network menu. We put out a lot of menu items for you the listener. I know times are hard right now but we still want to keep putting out content at the same rate in fact. We're doubling our efforts in many respects. I know they are stupidity. Stupidity is a look inside of the weird bizarre world. 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"whitmer" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"Screw this guy. He's lame so like the biggest influences. Were people that I could never be like and like realizing that a lot of the comedians that I grew up on when I was a little kid like Adam Sandler Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy. All of their comedy came from some true place and also some great vulnerability. Even Adam Sandler like Billy Madison. Whatever it was characters trying really hard in being desperate and realizing that that's who I am as person so maybe leaning into that a little bit more but it took a long time. It took like a year for me to even get like a real laugh onstage. Those are old comedians for you to use his models. Like you're you're very young for those guys. Like Adam Sandler is a lot younger than even the other. Two that you're mentioning. I know that in this community norm. Macdonald is super respected. Like you must have. You must have liked how uncomfortable his style was. Oh yeah no and there is a time period where I would sort of. I remember talking like norm MacDonald word. Ed I'd always go the you know just like trying to find my voice. He's one of those guys who bridges the alternative and club thing really well to where he's like on some other some other atmosphere but yeah I I. I don't know those Jim. Carrey Eddie Murphy. I guess they're kind of all but there's something about that era of comedy that I like and if you think about it compared to now it's made me like almost rude the way that they all were comedians. Because they were so just spotlight hogs like they were the only funny thing and a lot of their movies especially Jim Carey Maybe not Eddie Murphy and Adam Sandler but Yeah I don't know I just it's a IT'S A. It's been a strange trip as far as influences go. I didn't realize that you were talking about those guys in the movies. I thought that perhaps you were talking about their standups. Which has me Viewing you as a six year old. All of a sudden you know throwing in whatever. Deliri- is Sore Jim Carey at the at the beginning before he was before he became a movie. Guy He was exceptional at stand up comedy. Yeah no but my brother was a little bit older you know. He was five years older. So he was watching delirious exclusively. My brother in delirious doesn't really hasn't aged well at all but there is a joke in delirious that is to this day one of the best jokes evidence about Eddie Murphy waiting for the ice cream man as a kid and that was the first. I didn't really like stand up as a kid you know and then I saw that ice cream man joke. That was the first time I ever laughed at stand up like fell on the ground laughing and like couldn't catch my breath and then you know I was the Adam Sandler things I the seas. I would listen to those albums as a kid Jim Carey. I don't know if I ever even saw him. Do stand up until Youtube came around but I just mainly mean like I guess thinking about him in his movies. I was like Stanley. Kisses from the mask is like my favorite character that he does it because he is so desperate. Just like desperate. I said that seven hundred times talking to you. Why why do you like it because you just connect with it? Because you've been there you've spent the last ten years there. Yeah I think that I I just appreciate when people are openly affected and struggling in art. I really like listening to. I think it's why I connect with IMO musical ad. I know there's something about characters who just need to connects and there's no real nihilism. It's just people who who want religion or who wants something you know. I'm not religious at all of it. I'd Rather Watch a movie about somebody who's desperate to find religion than someone who is positive that it doesn't exist. Where in clubs? Or what details do you remember? Sort of your brand of comedy. You're sitting there and you got to be a little off kilter. You gotta like the dark stuff but you go into a place and there. Aren't that many people there and they simply don't get it don't like it and it's not for them like you have to have some examples of that. I am surprised to hear you say that Alabama was a place where you connected but it makes sense when you're talking about the death of parents being connection point whereas some of the places that you remember playing where you're like whoa that didn't work at all. I mean in La. Most of the time when I tour it's always been good people some nights there's off nights here and there but as far as cities go. I always feel like do better in middle America places like New York in as always. It's good but you know I feel like people have a little bit harder time. Laugh out here. They're exposed to so much more. Maybe I always. I always stayed that it when I perform in New York. That it doesn't feel like anybody's parents are dead in New York but But they're always good you know it's like the worst sets I've ever had have been in L. A. New York like just because I'm performing much more in those two places. I'm just I can just see where your comedy on. Some nights might not land and it has nothing to do with whether it's funny or not. It has everything to do with the crowd and the crowd not being here for a weird different eccentric dark just wanting something headed to the club because they just want to laugh and maybe not thinking that it's funny because of how eccentric it is. I mean there has been definitely has been nights where I've told the kidnapping story and no one has left and then it just feels like I told a story about getting kidnapped. Three year old and people are like. Why did you tell me that Australia? I performed in Australia for three weeks almost every night at the Melbourne comedy festival and pretty much bombed exclusively And they hated like they hated all the Shit I was doing and I felt I mean. That was a bad that was bad like people would come up to me afterwards and go like was that old real and I'd go Israel and they go all night. Thought you'd do a character whitmer. How much pain have you had in your life that it takes you a minute to remember? Yeah I bombed for three straight weeks in Australia and you can't come up with that story immediately like that. Sounds horrible. Three three weeks of bombing in a foreign country while telling intimate stories and everybody confused as to what the hell you're doing sounds unspeakably painful. Yea Dude I don't know why it took me under remember that I think because I'm feeling pretty good right now so I forgot about that but that is one of my fate like Australia. Just did not get me at all like at the end of my set they you know. I was part of this thing and it was my own fault. I should have read it a little better. Figured it out because I was part of something called American headliners where they build new with two other comedians. Who were really silly. And kind of over the top in both hilarious comedians and I would go in between them and do these like you know sometimes depressing stories in just eat it just bomb and so I started doing more silly stuff at the end of my sets where I would go out shit. I did all the wrong jokes. I was SUPPO- I did my set labelled American settlers supposed to be doing my set labelled Australian set and I would read off really stupid basic like why do you call a a flashlight of a torch and stuff like that about like? American in Australia for the first thing and then people would laugh at that they would laugh at how absurd stupid it was and so I started closing my set that way and then I got a review in the Guardian or some Australian magazine or newspaper. That said Whitmer. Thomas told dark stories with gene-o laughs or something and then in typical American fashion forgot his correct set at the end. They didn't understand that. That will not get me on and it was like hard hard and so you leave their thinking. What right because this is not that long ago you leave their thinking? I learned something there or I Never WanNa do that again or did. Learn something big time there. Which is you gotta read the room like. That wasn't my show that I was sharing that show to other comedians. And I wanted to go out and be the star and do this like one man show kind of thing you know this look at any moment instead of sharing it like I could have gone out and done bits and like you know done more of a of a triple bill kinda show. Which is what I should have done. But instead week after week. I wanted to be like whitmer. Thomas impresses us with his phone rebel. Polaris storytelling. But that wasn't that room so that was my own fault like that was my biggest lesson in like looking back from Australia. I learned so much like if the if the vibe is a fun silly vibe. Don't go try to change it to be like the me show like if I would have done a bunch of silly jokes and then pepper in the kidnapping story or the MOM is dead story. It would've gone great but instead I wanted it to be kidnapped story. I than that you know you say you're feeling pretty good right now and I know money doesn't buy happiness but has success helped in sort of lifting some of the fog of depression because that is something that a lot of people arrive you know. Tyson fury for example heavyweight champion of the boxing world. He arrives at the mountain. Top and just descends right into cocaine and empty and gaining weight because the top didn't feel the way that he thought the top was going to feel and mental illness and depression are difficult things to combat no matter how much success you're having a no it doesn't fix depression in it's hard you know like. I've gone struggled bouts of depression since I made this special being able to pay my rent is cool. That's new Um but the truth is the thing about doing. This show over the last few years is that it's connected me with my mom in La. That I didn't get to. I never got to experience her really as an adult doing this show. I felt like this great connection there and now that I'm not doing it anymore. It's gone and I don't feel like I'm no longer on stage singing about her to with a image of her singing behind me like the same you know so dealing with that and you know there's always gonna be depression and stuff but as far as the show goes. I made it and it's out and people can watch it in people also can learn about my mom and that has helped that aspect of it. But you know with now. I having a little bit of success in. It's not like I've I've been recognized on the street one time and you know that's that's the extent of it. People online have been really cool. But it's not like people are reviewing me in the New Yorker like you know how they do with like Pete Davidson or something like that and like your views. Been Nice to talk to me. But it's it's I'm still not a famous comedian by any means You know there's always going to be a struggle and I'm not at the top of the mountain and there's always gonna be things that send me back into like a massive funk or depression and it has helped in the way that right now. I don't have to worry so much about pink rent. But also I don't have jobs lined up some. Maybe it will. Soon I would think did opportunities would present themselves now. No I hope so. I mean I'm trying really hard to to have things prepared to give to people. That's the lucky thing about just kind of floundering for the last however long years and years is I've had so many projects that I've written and tried to pitch or something that now people have become a little bit more in so hopefully I'll be able to make a TV show or make a movie or something like that. Because I'm ready to and I was thinking like being having a bunch of money like it's You know now that I'm thirty one now so I'm responsible and the first thing I did when I got paid with my money from. Hbo Is Is I bought a Subaru outback? Because my car was broken and then as well what else can you? I need to fix some things up around the house and I'll man getting a big paycheck when you're in your thirties is like not as exciting as it would have been when. I was twenty nine. That's the time to be rich. Is Timothy Shallow main like making out of some model on a boat? That's what you're supposed to get to be rich. You know but instead I'm like what do I need? I could use a rug. Are you when you're done with the show? I'm wondering the level of drain is it because of performing and adrenaline and fear and all of that stuff or is it because you're visiting an emotional space again and again and again that hurts and the performing of it. You're feeling as you do it. I don't know that you parse these things but when you're done with the show what is that. What what are you feeling in the Green Room? Yeah emotional it's it's weird. It's like A. I feel a little bit numb. Doubt honestly singing that. He's hot song as ridiculous as it is with my mom on the screen and sometimes if I was in California my brother would come play with me so I would be with him because my brother lives out here. He lives on his school bus in carpentry. So it just kind of zone out but then you know the more that I would do it the more than I did the show. The more people started to show up. Sometimes I would sell out venue in before I could even make it to the green when people would come up to me..
"whitmer" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"My mom's band's recordings all back to nineteen seventy five so I went and got this digitized. They were thought to have been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina the guy at the digitisation places like. Oh these two inch tape. It's impossible to destroy these and so I'm remixing all her music now and hopefully we'll put it out in some sort of some capacity you can get by the way I should tell the audience. The songs from the Golden One. The album on apple music and spotify. You should check out on. Hbo Go the Golden One. Whitmer Thomas the Golden One So what is happened here in terms of changing the desperation because now all of a sudden this hit. Hbo which does almost only good work has has legitimized you. What ends up happening with other COMEDIANS. Because it's a small circle and I'm sure other stand ups have noticed the bravery and what it is that you did in the vulnerability like who have you heard from where you're like Holy Shit. I can't believe that I reached here. This person in a way that is artistic that sort of get exactly what it is. I was trying to do well. I like blow. You Know He. He produced it so like having him involved in his his producing partner. Chris store like Dave exclusively made really good stuff so that was the first thing and then since it came out people like gum. Amy Schumer has said some Nice stuff a couple of times and Judd Apple Town. Sia Singer which is really cool but mostly. It's been my peers. I think you know as Comedians. We kind of do these. Little showcase shows together like do ten minutes sets around town and run into each other. Hang out with each other but the nicest texts and messages always been just from people that I started with. I see all the time you know. Those those who've been the coolest just like my close friends who you know normally when People Watch me at ten minutes set around town. I'm not doing some light one man show about my death of my mom. I'm doing like some stupid jokes. Some silly joke so I was in a way a little bit embarrassed to be seen in vulnerable way on stage for my special and so I was kind of nervous. What might peers would think I was thinking like They'll think like this is lame. It's not even funny or whatever it is but It's been nice to hear that that my my friends who who I do comedy with regularly have liked it. You know at least most of them some of them. What are the complements that are most meaningful specifically? I'm not talking about from the people I'm talking about the words that are said that you were like wow. That's really cool. Oh yeah anytime. Somebody reaches out in says like we connected with this story like because of my parents own addiction or death Those are always the most meaningful compliments like when people watched it not knowing what it was too. They're just like watching shit on. Hbo Especially now. Because everybody's on lockdown just kind of scrolling clicking on watching it and they said I didn't know what this was but then I watched all of it and it resonated with me because I lost my mom year ago or whatever it is I feel like those are the best compliments and those are always the people who are laughing the hardest in the crowd you know it was really funny and in Alabama people. Hard living down where I'm from. You know eat will live pretty hard pretty fast. And I've done this show all over the place and the song that I sing called. Party to death about my mom drinking yourself to that never killed harder than it did. In Alabama people were laughing like crazy at that song in singing it and I at the end of the show while they were moving camera. Gear Out They had everybody stand their seats so that they weren't trip enough records and I was just talking to them and I was like guys why I've never heard people laugh the way that. Y'All did at party to death like why was that so funny usually people. That's like a very alienating song for a lot of people and they don't know if it's okay to laugh and I was like clap your hands if you have a parent and I swear to you. Ninety percent of the audience clapped about Alabama but it was very Cathartic. It was like cool. Like everybody here has going through this so when some kid from a small town or some person from a small town. Dm's me on instagram or twitter and says something lake You know they connected. It makes me think of how I was when I was younger if I would have seen something. They dealt with alcoholism loss. How I I really had such a thirst for that kind of thing and so. I hope that I liked provided something. That people like me could connect with you know. When did you realize that your pain could be funny like how? How soon because you after you have to have a macab sense of humor? My guess is that all along the path For a long time. Now you've had to laugh to keep from crying definitely. Yeah it was never. My therapist would say that. That's a big problem but because it deflects because it doesn't because it doesn't actually examine the pain you're going through because you're just camouflaging it. Yeah totally and even as a kid it would be you know. My mom is felt like my mom and my dad's problems a lot bigger than anything that I could ever experience so no matter what was really going through. I didn't really have much of an opportunity to be a brat as a child or to to kind of complain so all. I really do just goof off and I was lucky because when I was a kid all this stuff that was popular like Jackass on. Mtv bans like Grenada to everything was like so extremely annoying. You know so. That was all the comedy that I loved. These people going like a hundred and ten percent. And so. That's what I was trying to do. Just deflect deflect deflect kind of like an addict would you know with drugs or something but with my own comedy you know it like when my mom died and it was nineteen or twenty inch. She wrote a letter saying she gave me some money team. He Five Thousand Bucks. She was like. Don't spend it all on rent so I was trying to think of what to do with that money in so I. I rented out a theater. I've been on rent but I rented out a theater which I felt like she would be cool to try to figure out how to do comedy and to to play videos that me and my friend. My co-director Klay Tatum. Had been making and so we would play videos in invite comedians up and I wasn't thinking myself as a stand up comedian at all and every time I would try just bomb bomb bomb but then I was telling story just on stage in between about being kidnapped when I was three and just because I thought it was an interesting story not really expecting a laugh just like oh this is something they might think is interesting and then at the end of it. I said I thought I was pretty cool. Maybe he was like my first. Big Fan people laughed at that and that was the first time where I was like. Oh maybe I could kind of explore the darker parts of my life because I I have this kind of Deflecting way of talking about them. So would you go back and give yourself the advice of spending the money that way even having seen how it turned out because that seems like of all the ways to spend that money that's artistically spiritual and connected but it's also an unusual choice? You made their well. She wrote not to spend it on rent so I kept my job. I was delivering groceries. And I didn't want to let her down. You know so I just well. She also said in that letter like believe in angels and I'm watching so it was really a strange time because everything I just felt like she was kind of monitoring me and I didn't know what else to spend the money on. I could have you know I could have bought a guitar or something that I just was trying to think of a way to to do something where I could be control. You know like it would be my thing you know. So that's why it's been on them. I don't know I guess it is Kinda Weird. Even Clay Mike. My friend and collaborator was like talking about it recently. Like yeah I remember. You just texted me a picture of a theater in relate. I rented this theater every week. We have this theater every week. We can do whatever we want inside of it and he was like that was crazy crazy but we all did stuff in it so it worked out and so as you're bombing and bombing bombing are you punishing yourself. Are You thinking to yourself? No failing and failing is learning. Or what is it that you're doing as you're bombing? I really loved comedy. It was like something I really wanted to do. I was like obsessed with stand up comedy. I wanted so badly to figure out how to be good at it and I could be conversationally funny like if I was talking to a friend something but when I was onstage I couldn't figure out how to get a laugh and then when I told that joke about being kidnapped for that story I realized that I was just having a conversation and so I was obsessed with it was like in. This is what I tell people. If they're thinking about doing comedy I say him. If you go on stage in you bomb your first time and you still WanNa do it afterwards after that massive defeat then then you should probably consider doing it. It might be something that you're kind of meant to be trying to. You know I wasn't worried about it. It was a nice time and back. Then everything was funny to me like every comedian I saw was the funniest comedian in the world. Anytime that we'd go to a comedy show or there was fifteen people in the crowd. I thought everybody on stage was famous. It was the best time ever and in a couple of years into that and doing comedy. I've met Todd glass is a great comedian and he was doing a recording a podcast with norm MacDonald. So I met norm MacDonald to and Todd said Oh this is whitmer Thomas. He's a young comedian. He's he's pretty funny and norm said. Oh how long you've been doing it and as I don't know two or three years norm said man this is this is the best time of your whole life like it's never going to get better than this like two or three years in everything is great. So don't forget and I remember thinking right and the sucks but looking back. That was the best. It was like everything was ahead of me. It was really exciting. Who are your influences? Because I don't know that I've seen someone exactly like you. And it sounds from the way that you're telling the story like you might have been trying to be a different kind of comedian learning from other stealing from others. And you didn't find it until you realize. Oh No it's my stories. It's the way that I'm going to do this. This isn't about my influences. I know you've got to sculpt it and they're all sorts of notes that have to get hit in a year two years of sculpting to get the hour of work. But who were your influences and do you actually follow them now or are you just doing it? Your way exclusively. Yeah my biggest influences were like Zach Galifianakis Pignataro and people like that. I really wanted to be like a cool kind of quiet like absurd comedian but I couldn't lie on stage. I that was like a thing is like if people saw me tell something. That definitely wasn't the truth and that was the joke of it. People just never wanted to laugh at it so like I couldn't lie so that that was my whole journey was like realizing that they had to be honest in order for Shit to work out in order to get a laugh like and I had to go all the way like if I felt like if I if I was if my whole shtick was that a seemed like I didn't care than people would go..
"whitmer" Discussed on Le Batard and Friends - South Beach Sessions
"To South Beach Sessions. This is Dan Le Batard. And I've got a homework assignment for you before you start this. You are not to listen to this until you've gone. Hbo Go if you can whitmer. Thomas the golden one on. Hbo Go you need to see this special so that you have the context for what it is. We're going to be talking about his album songs from the golden one is on apple music and spotify but this is a young comedian who has had a good deal of hardship and does not mind being all kinds of vulnerable his show a is unique. It's artistic. It's dark it hurts. It's funny and you should check it out. I the golden one on. Hbo Go before You Listen To. What's coming here because then you will have the context that you need before we get to Whitmer Thomas before we get to this conversation though. A reminder that South beach sessions are brought to you by Ziprecruiter Ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Here's what Moore Thomas. If you have not seen it yet you should check out on. Hbo The Golden One. It is an ambitious comedy project. It is painful it is dark it is funny. It is weird it is whimsical has musical and Whitman. Thomas is at the center of doing it. Went back to a place where his mother and she seems to be a source of much of his comedy and his pain Went back to the source of where her and her sister were performing and he has since taken on a life of entertainment and a very young age here. He is arrived at a place where he's trying to play with the form a little bit so whitmer. Thank you for joining us and I wanted to start by asking you how that comedy special came together because I'm surprised that. Hbo Even went down the path of entertaining. How ambitious that was. Thank you man. I had been doing that. Show the golden one show around or a couple years and some form probably for about three years. Hbo You know had had seen it at one point before their music involves and I was just doing straight stand up and storytelling and you know they thought that's interesting but I don't know if it's worth a special or anything and then I had recorded all this music Just like kind of Classic Guitar Drums Bass Music at just because I wanted to record some music and then I listened to all the demos of it and I was just super embarrassed by the the lyrics. The House sincere. They all were so. I changed the lyrics to kind of become more. You know less metaphorically a if I like if I had a song that was about like you know my mom's alcoholism I would just like very plainly. Say I can't party because my Mommy Party today and I just thought that was funny. So I just started mixing Matt into my comedy into our of material into the golden one show and I've found that it kind of glued bits together a little bit and gave it some emotion and also it was a nice break to get to sing a song and then Burnham saw that so that version of the show where there was you know songs in it and he was like we gotta figure out how to make this into a standup special and eight. Twenty Four. The production company GOT INVOLVED. And then we took it to HP L. We were like the idea for the special is that I would go home and film it kind of paying all mosh my mom at this venue where she used to kind of work and play all the time and and if we if we do that there's a good chance. I'll have to end up reconnecting with my whole family and Hbo was like all right. That sounds ridiculous. Let's let's figure it out so it was really quick. It was like within a month. We were shooting it. Did you feel brave doing that at the time. I didn't have any time to think about any of that because I was so desperate. It was like you know I was just like completely broke on lake at the lowest of the low like in in my career. I guess I had I had you know there have been some like hope for me a few years ago I had done all the cool comedy festivals that are supposed to be your introduction into this entertainment show Kinda world and then nothing really happened in my my My comedy touring agents fired me and then as soon as they were like. Okay go shoot it. I was just like okay. I gotta go make this and trying to make it. The best thing can I didn't feel brave. I just thought I gotTa do this. I have to make it something that resonates with me. At least what did so desperate look like like. What are some of the details there because it is a cool story that you've turn this pain into laughter and you've turned this laughter into art? I mean my favorite example of how desperate and broke that I was is like when I was actually filming my comedy special in order to even get there. I had to drive my car down. There might ninety nine camry Had to get my big brother to me some money so that I could get the the gas they even go to tape my comedy special and then when I was on stage recording the actual special I got a notification inbetween shows. There's two shows that they tape. You know that my bank account was negative. Four hundred something dollars so I had to say from stage with like the executives at HBO and all the People asking my big brother he could vin moment. Money to level out my bank account to zero. And so you know that's just financial stuff but as far as desperation goes you know just doing you know doing that. Show the golden one two venues. Were you know people aren't really showing up? And you know touring around trying to book my own tours. Nobody really going and just not really having any sort of real interest in me. It seemed sort of like just that time had passed. You know if anything was gonNA happen for me. It felt like it could have happened about four or five years ago maybe five or six years ago but I was ready in kind of head accepted to be like okay. Well I'm not going to be like a comedian with a cool stand up special ever so I might as well just get to know these younger comedians and try to support them and do whatever I can and so. That's where I was at you know. Why didn't you give up truly depression? Like I couldn't stop comparing myself to my mom. It really hit plan Ricky Whitley. Who's in the comedy special on stage with me and she's on he's on stage with my mom to he. He sent me that. Vhs tape of my mom's band playing at the floor. Obama and I bet I watched it cried and was like oh how beautiful and cool and then I was thinking like. Wow look how young she is. Is she happy like she thought she was going to be a star and there? She is playing all these drunk assholes at beach at this bar. And like is that what I'm GonNa do and then I was thinking like she called me the golden line and she like I can't fail. I can't I have to do something because I can't be another person to just like to blow it to to let like be distracted or two to Kinda. Just let it slip through my fingers. I have to figure out how to do something. I don't know how spiritual you are. But the connection obviously comes through in your work and in the special. Did you feel her presence while you were there doing that? Show in that specific venue. Yeah it was absurd dude you can see it. WanNa if you saw the show me performing that show on the road you know it. Wouldn't you would have seen like a tight show? There would have been emotion and stuff clearly battling tight like me telling jokes singing songs me telling stories none of that me walking around looking at the floor and I it was hard to. I didn't realize that you know as soon as I walked out onto stage. I was like what I couldn't. I couldn't figure out what what how to do it. You know what have I done? You're you're on the stage. You're in the middle of your comedy special. This is your big break after on the holy desperation. And you're like what the done. Yeah I was like Oh shit I should have just done this in a theater. Like all the other comedy special sets the funny way to do this. I felt like walking doing my music and my jokes which by no means like a southern vibe. You know it's not like country music and it's not like that's not the crowd that is not the crowd right that VAT is not the audience for your kind of music. La and then. I was thinking onstage about my mom kind of doing that. Same thing because her music wasn't necessarily country or anything and I it was like just on so many different levels of parallels so many different levels and then once we got all the footage back and I was looking through it I was like Oh shit like I really blew. It should have taped this somewhere else. If I wanted to look good you know if I wanted to look good. I would've taped it at some theater in La or some people know me but oh no but but you know now right that the the the grungy element made it so much more personal so much more intimate so much more true. Yeah I think so. Yeah now I'm happy that I did it there but it you know just for my own ego a took a few days of meeting use to for those of you who have not seen the special. I should probably have whitmer. Would you describe it in your own words for those who haven't seen it? They'll go check it out after this conversation. But how would you describe it to people? And what are the elements of the story that they need to know? I'm just a stand up. Comedian and I go back home to Alabama. I'm from to perform at a bar. Called the floor Bama Lounge which is a a place where my mom's band was the house band and I grew up watching her perform there and she passed away a long time ago. So it's a tricky. In order to kind of get into the doors of the floor Obama I had to reconnect with a lot of members of my family. So that I felt like I wasn't just some big city Brat. Who's GONNA go try to milk my culture for for whatever it's worth and how uncomfortable was the vulnerability and the intimacy of you showing people your life that way? And why do it that way? Why show everybody all of that? Did this very uncomfortable. I felt like an idiot for a long time like I. We shot it last summer. We finished edited in October. And then it came out in February so between October and February. I was like I couldn't sleep. I was like so worried that I had exploited might family and my story and I you know I felt bad about having my family on camera in them. I felt bad about showing the floor. Bama like in a big. You know. 'cause it's like a little special place then. I felt like it was like personal in a way that I didn't I realizing like Oh Shit. I'm never GONNA get to be mysterious. Cool guy now mysterious badboy. So you're onstage. You're struggling with it. You're saying to yourself. What have I done and where and win within that. Did you feel strength from beyond looking at my brother and my cousins sitting out there you know. They had all the same kind of experiences than I did they. We've we all experienced everything in the same way they were. They were five years older than me. Five and six years older than me but I would look at them and see that you know we were kind of going through it together and and that that was cool and then also my nephew who's four was in the crowd to watching with his mom and and I remember thinking like he's four and he's getting to watch his uncle on stage and then his dad's can come out and play and link. We can reset this whole thing and make it better like in our our family. You know that we've had some losses in some tragedies but maybe now we can kind of reset it. Yeah I was just trying to think of the positive things that were coming from this. You know so on the lonely nights when you're having that remorse of what have I done to my family. What is one of those instances that you look at and say well I was feeling great? Fear and remorse about doing it but look at how positively it ended up turning around. Look at how little I actually know. About what the results of this we're going to be feared that I shouldn't have feared that stuff that people have been saying on the Internet about this and really cool people sending me messages and stuff. It's been I. I just couldn't have expected that people would be so people have sent mean messages. Saying like my husband died. He was a musician and my son is eleven and he just started playing guitar and and Watching your thing made me think maybe one day he might do something like that for his dad. You know like the that kind of stuff. And then at the same time people reaching out to my aunt and saying like Sin Twister. Your band is so cool and I work in. I hear your music and and I think I'm happy that I did it this way instead of just going on stage and and not meeting my family at all and not talking to them and stuff because it allows the audience to humanize them. And you see that everybody is reeling. And everybody's grieving and instead of going onstage and talking shit about him it's just you get to meet them and understand that everybody kind of had their own demons. And how much healing was there for. Everybody involved in what it is that you decided to do there a lot. There's like four or five photos on my phone right now of all of us my aunt my dad and my cousin my brother all in the same place together like standing together which we haven't had anything like that in probably twenty years so so there's that and then there's I mean me and my brother started like actively play music together you know my aunt. Ni- have remained in contact and meet my dad and I have been closer than ever in the the biggest thing for me. Is that when my aunt found all of their recordings..
"whitmer" Discussed on Talkhouse Podcast
"Thomas gets great pairing and they're almost impossibly perfect for each other in terms of like two people whose lives and careers overlap and interesting ways and who only currently met in this talk. Katie and Whitmer take us through their careers from their beginnings as teenage rockers. Both from Alabama grew up just a few hours apart. Two big successes in their respective fields. And we get to hear about the processes of making their new works wax. The hatches brilliant. New Records. Saint Cloud just came out last week and Whitmer. Thomas is special. The golden one has been winning him massive new audiences Anna claim. I have to say make definitely one of the best specials. I've seen in quite a while absolutely now. Katie crutchfield has been making music for almost a couple decades. Now although she's still quite young she and her twin sister allison started a band called the when they were teenagers. They went onto forum. Ps Elliott who had a lot of underground buzz and then in two thousand ten Katie left to form Waxahachie. She began the project with a more acoustic sound. It's grown now to cooperate indie pop and full lush gorgeous production. Saint Cloud is waxy hatches. Fifth Record it was just rapturously reviewed on pitchfork and received their coveted best new music. Let's check out a song that actually comes up a couple of times in this conversation. Here's fire meaning now such.
"whitmer" Discussed on Yeah, But Still
"Our baby would welcome the oven. I feel I don't know why I feel like it's been a long time since we recorded by now because it has I guess since in the same room maybe we got a couple in the bank before maybe he did. He did a solo patriotic a solo patriot. That lasts the last one was like Joyce Manor which was police. Yup Well Yeah Joyce Manor. Yeah boy do I smell your mind. Those guys recently That's nice so via Jack. I didn't I usually wait around here. I look more and more people are saying this. I've booked most of the guests on this program but Joyce Manor was a Jack Wagner Book Yup Today Got Whitmer Thomas Whitmer Thomas making his main feed debut yeah returning champ you. Yes do China's the got the HBO SPECIAL HBO coming out this next weekend. Yeah thank God I mean just in time. Yup It's it's crucial that all your listeners. Go Watch that thing. Tell in tweet abandoned Sta. Yeah but you said that you really came here to plug. Sonic the HEDGEHOG. Yeah it is worth seeing. It's for sure worth seeing realize you went and saw it yeah. It was my friend's birthday. You know he loved the game and I gotTa tell you last week. I've been seen on Youtube every time. Look all the original love. Love that game those playing a lot of sonic adventure on dreamcast. I just had the first sonnet game genesis classic at. Yeah I gotta go see that a move. But here's what here's what really sold me Jim Carey doing all this press. You've been seeing all this going on every show old school gym care. Oh class prepared with bit slow. Yeah so he's off. He's not like painting trump now. His pants down. No you know this. This is returned to form shaved the beard. Whitson off the beards off Jim. Yeah Subsidies Day Jim Carey Stand Oh classic Jim Carey as it. Of course I respect. Modern Jim we talked about how ninety four is Kinda. Just that is unprecedented in terms. Of just like He. Jim Carrey blacked out in the booth because like it was dumb and dumber the mask and ace name year. Why is that in the same summer? I don't know it's probably all sprinkled throughout. That's this man. I was young enough that I was born into Jim Carey. Same he was just big. Nobody's really done one of the most quoted man's of the time by the way. Oh fruit four until Austin powers probably push the Jim Carey side. Yeah just you know. Elementary School was all the time I ever committed a crime right after watching. Ace Ventura you got. I've vandalize the bathroom. I went into the bathroom for dinner with my family at some restaurant and I destroyed. It just fucked it up. I just fucked it up like going insane. I didn't know what to do and I was at five. I went back to the How did you have the strength? I just pulled out all the toilet paper out of every stall and all the paper towels turn all the faucets on the scene and went back and set the table and then the waiter came and said excuse me Sir Ma'am. We have reason to believe that your son just went and fucked the whole bathroom. That was the sex shrugging. It just made me feel something that had never felt as frontier five. Yeah mind you get a five one taste of that you're gonNA you're GonNa get it addiction to chaos. It was awesome life changing. That was one of those I saw as a kid. I was really sick. And the whole thing's really surreal anytime you watch a movie when you have like a fever become surreal you fade in and out of consciousness I mean that's a bad time to watch you. Were five years old. You you had never really been stimulated in that way now mentally and then you got to Goddamn hyper. Yeah fucking fucked up about man talking out of his ass and all that stuff yeah and I thought back then you know. There's a lot of political. There's a lot of problems in eastern with the Trans stuff with the transgender woman is trends in it. She used to be Ray finkle now. She's detective Einhorn which is like the you know the main kind of villain in the movie. Oh but every detective. Einhorn is known as getting around sleeping around with all the other detectives and cops. Oh and so whenever they find out detective Einhorn used to be a man Everybody who's been in the movie it's been seen in the movie. throws up. Oh say everybody has hooked up with her and they're all gross down so it's a problem but as a kid. I never understood that. Twist at all when they turn around. It's supposed to be that she's been tucking her balls behind her right. Which is not and you see it but I just thought she pooped her pants. Oh and everyone's Oh by that. Yeah so yeah. Anyway I mean when your kid you don't understand anything no. I don't think people even understand what being transgender was. You don't understand genitals general and the way it is portrayed in movies back then even when it's transphobic it's also there's two it's like. Do you guys even know what that is like? Yeah like what you're making fun of. I don't think it's almost like they didn't went all the way. Yeah but if you're a guy who dresses lady for fun Yeah Right. It's like oh he's being silly and dressing Khalidi. Yeah and I didn't know either didn't know. Shit I say. Go back talking about your ass. I remember I was. I was just thinking the other day about like because I would see movies. Every movie has like sex in it not always derulo like most movies kind of to it. Yeah I remember I remember. I remember thinking that the basis were like kissing like a pack and then third base and Homerun were just like increasing intensities of kissing. Nah I would just be like. Oh yeah really like like when you would have sex or whatever that was. I didn't know the name for it. I was like man when you really like somebody. You just kiss so hard. Roll around and like knock over literally just like would get in this lake. Sex scenes were always. I like media. I thought you'd just get in the bed. And then like move around in movies they would kiss and when when sex would happen they would kiss and then they would go crazy and he would like push up against the desk stuff off and I just thought this was like man. They're kissing so fucking hard just kissed supervised and bad way to kiss a lady so are and then they fall asleep. I remember I had sex being like all right. I'm going to be asleep any second. Now do movies. You did early right. You did to work early. I kinda started kind of early. We we're kind of work. This is kind of a a stern style. Yeah do I know doing you? Weren't you weren't a phone or those real. You'RE GONNA. You're GonNa Robin Robin Reid. The scipion Bro. That's my that's my. That's a big issue with the Howard. Stern Hillary Clinton interview. Besides all of the you know they all this this Bernie Sanders slander right. Howard and Hillary slandering are good man. he he didn't ask her to ride the. Cebu and Yeah. It is so wild that she wanted Howard Stern No. It's embarrassing for both of those things. It's like this is incredibly embarrassing for both of you. What are we doing viewing Hillary Clinton Dude them? I'm like who you have. Both lost sight of. They got a lot of money. Sure what what is his audience reaction to that you know no they don't Larry S Xm. It's got to be like a shitload of truckers like long haul truckers. That are like three. Am siriusxm ready for a four hour. Radio Show Hang. I satellite radio subscription exclusively for Howard. Yeah Way to listen to create Shanley listening for four house and like eighty percent at least of drivers are. Yes for Howard. Stern probably only reason cardio station exists. Yeah but imagine this week's episode or however often they do it and it's like today we have Hillary Clinton. I can't do his voice. Yeah what up. Fuck we're GONNA talk to her about anything interesting. I mean I got A. He did go he you know He. He went to. He asked her about Potentially being a lesbian in the past like he was like. Oh have you ever. I've actually contrary to the they talked about it all right. Yeah and why why is she going? What does she go? Why is she going around doing interviews? Why is she still on TV? She helping right now. She's only she's only hurting. There's only a fucking it's sucks. I mean I guess. She was like promoting a book now. Is She promoting a book? Though I know and it's like well. She was promoting a book and now she's promoting her Hulu show She's in mogul. Bring Barack Obama's doing he's making out with Michelle on a photo booth show. Okay deal in the stuff. That's right moves. He's just like producing documentaries moves yes? I don't think he's no. I don't think Obama's making the right moves at all right move. He should endorse Bernie and he will sure I won't do. His best. Friend is running the fact that he hasn't endorsed. Joe Is Pretty Funny. The OBAMAS watching the news over dinner just like watching Joe up on their. You know it's crazy is if if Joe Biden wanted to he could be doing what Obama's doing in making out with his granddaughter just chilling. Yeah it's this whole. It's been giving me a lot of hope. It's really good. And then I go down to Alabama was down there for a month and a half and I see you there for a month and I love the filming. Yeah the obviously specialist. Okay as down there and they were just the psychotic love for Donald Trump in Alabama is unlike any love that any progressive person has ever experienced for any sort of candidate like down there right now on boats and houses and things like that. There is a It says team deplorable flag down there but then also a confederate flag with an upside down photo of Barack Obama's face. Ooh I grew up in down. There still never been anything like that where I'm from I live in town called Gulf shores. It's right it's a special yeah. It's peaceable party town you know so it's weird that now is in there yet. It's cool bring the confederate flags. They finally have license and so going down there. I had a lot of hope this year but then I went down there and Gosh. It got even worried about them. I'm not worried. Of course they will also they were purple though when it came to the impeachment vote. Oh yeah which is good because they have a very progressive senator down there. Doug Jones is doing a lot of cool stuff but I also really cool that he doesn't molest kids. Yeah that was the thing speech. That was the big thing is just like Roy Moore he molest children and Doug Jones doesn't people were still when they found out that Doug Jones molested kids. They are still though like Roy Moore. It was still neck and neck very close..
"whitmer" Discussed on WJR 760
"Again, a prayer from shake off mid Hammoud healthy Islamic center of America in Dearborn. United on stage. Fast. Senators Gary Peters. He will now be retiring the colors as that happens. Zoe thoughts about the speech governor Gretchen Whitmer, I. I think what she did was ceremony. Presidential historian. Michigan historian. These are a handshake Kubota. Right. Governor that she wants to folks in the crowd, you folks crime actually, which is the normal for this kind of things, but these are political speech, right? This is about having Michiganders' come together. I did think it was interesting though, she she had a nod to divided government and said that we can't be paralyzed bipartisanship. Which of course, she is a democratic governor, but she's going to have a Republican majority in both the state house and state Senate. So not only a handshake with the voters, but perhaps a handshake with the legislature as well who she's going to have to work with. I think so and I think she absolutely knows this her administration knows that if they're going to get anything done. That's what has to happen in it. So interesting to think about that. We are watching this sort of bipartisanship were democracy in action while of course, the federal government shutdown. Thanks, so. What can we learn from past administrations with this type of separation between Democrats and Republicans the fastest vents that Gretchen Whitmer governor has an amazing amount of experience. And that is what we're gonna look forward to. And we're going to have to leave.