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"zell miller" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Of remembrance today at Britain's St Paul's Cathedral for Queen Elizabeth attended by thousands Britain's new King Charles also paid tribute to his mother. In his first public speech, describing her 96 years as a life well lived and vowing to continue her promise to serve the United Kingdom, bill of marks reports. In an emotional pre recorded address, Charles spoke of the warmth humor and positivity of the woman he called darling mama following her death in Scotland. Thank you. For your love and devotion to our family, and to the family of nations you have served so diligently, all these years, Charles described how her quote dedication and devotion is sovereign never wavered through times of change and progress. He also announced that his eldest son William would replace him as the Prince of Wales and take on many of the responsibilities he himself has held for the past half century. The broadcast took place at the same time as a service to commemorate the queen began at St Paul's Cathedral. For NPR news, I'm the unmarked in London. Secretary of State Anthony blinken says Ukraine is making progress in a counter offensive against Russian forces in the south and east of the country, and bears Michelle kellman as the story. Fresh from a day trip to Ukraine, blinken was asked at NATO about Ukrainian advances on the battlefield. The initial signs are positive and we see Ukraine making real demonstrable progress in a deliberate way. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg also says there are encouraging signs, but warns the operation could last a long time, he's appealing to allies to supply Ukraine with what it needs to get through winter, not only weapons, but also tents and generators. Secretary blinken also cautions that Russia's president has demonstrated he will, quote, throw a lot of people into Ukraine despite the cost to Russia. Michelle Kellerman NPR news Washington. King Jong Un is ruling out negotiations that would lead to North Korea's denuclearization and piers Anthony Kuhn reports Kim is citing a new law in his country. Leader Kim Jong-un said in a speech to parliament that the new law prevents Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal from being bargained away. The law describes North Korea is responsible nuclear state that sees its nukes as a weapon of last resort, but it also reserves the right to use those nukes preemptively if an attack is imminent or to get the upper hand in a conventional war. NPR's Anthony Hume. President Biden traveled to Ohio today for the groundbreaking of a new Intel computer chip plant with midterm election politics as a backdrop with a tough Senate contest underway in the state plenty of attention is being focused there. Democratic representative Tim Ryan and Republican author and venture capital exec JD Vance are vying for the seat. On Wall Street, stocks gain ground the Dow up 377 points. This is NPR. From WAB news in Atlanta, I'm Emile Moffitt. We had light rain 85° at 5 O four good afternoon. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II this week, the British consulate general Atlanta is offering a condolence book for the public to sign next Monday and Tuesday. It will be in the lobby of the Georgia Pacific center in downtown Atlanta, where the consulate general is located. The condolence book will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. those days. High school seniors applying to most of Georgia's public colleges and universities next fall won't have to worry about taking entrance exams. Martha Dalton explains. The university system announced it will extend a temporary waiver for SAT and ACT requirements started during the pandemic. It doesn't include applicants to Georgia Tech and UGA. For the states 24 other schools, students have two options. They can submit their test scores with their grade point average, or if they have the minimum GPA required by the school, they can submit just their GPA. There are some exceptions, students applying for zell Miller scholarships, a version of hope that pays full tuition must submit their test scores. The waiver also doesn't apply to high school students in the dual enrollment program. Martha Dalton, WAB news. Meanwhile, former Georgia governor in U.S. agriculture secretary Sonny perdue was formally inaugurated today as Chancellor of the university system of Georgia during a ceremony at the state capitol producer people need confidence in higher education. Barely half of the public think we are a great deal. Many people are worried about costs. They're worried about accountability. They wonder if we are worthwhile investment. We know we are, we have the facts, but we need to get our data and our facts out there to make clear the vision and the return on investment that we offer, produce as he's also focused on dealing with low enrollment numbers and recruiting and retaining kids from Georgia. Atlanta United tries to snap a two match losing streak as they face Toronto FC on Saturday night the 5 stripes will be without star forward Joseph Martinez, who's serving a weeklong suspension following a verbal altercation with head coach, Gonzalo Pineda, game time Saturday, is at 7 30. Its 5 O 6 support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Fisher investments. Fisher investments is a fiduciary, which means they always put clients interests first. Fisher investments clearly different money management. Investing in securities involves the risk of loss. This is all things considered from NPR news I'm Ari Shapiro in Washington. And I'm Elsa Chang and Culver City, California. We start this hour in Ukraine, where a crisis at a nuclear plant appears to be escalating. Earlier today, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency put out a statement, saying the risk of an accident at the zap region nuclear power plant had, quote, significantly increased. He called for an immediate nuclear safety zone around the plant. Let me be clear. The shelling around subordinate nuclear power plant must stop. NPR's Jeff bromfield has been tracking these developments and joins us now hi, Jeff. Hi, Daryl. Okay, so can you just catch us up on the latest? What exactly is happening right now
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Value that we can never not talk about. So as you look at this today, I hope these are some values of help from an old mountain man as he got to call himself zell Miller who did some pretty phenomenal things becoming lieutenant governor, one of the longest serving lieutenant governors in the country. He was also the governor of the state of Georgia, two term governor, put in the hope scholarship program, brought up scholarships and college opportunities to thousands of Georgians through that process, gave preschool education to those four year olds coming up in our study. He then went on to the United States Senate. He stood before a Republican National Committee as a Democrat endorsing a Republican and where did he get that from core values? He got that from standing firm for what he believed in a book called core values, everything you need to know. I learned in the marines. I picked out a few things. Maybe they'll be helpful for you today. As you go about your core values and developing them so that you can be the best person that you can be. Stud Collins, we'll see you on the next show. Hey everybody, I just want to talk about sleep. You know why I want to talk about sleep? It's because I just got out from underneath my pillow bedsheets and my pillow that I keep under my head every night because I like to sleep on my side I'll actually sleep on my back. I like sleep you know I move at night and my pillow is just the best thing that goes under my head. It keeps me getting restless sleep. The sheets are amazing. It's just what you need. Everybody understands you need 7 hours of sleep. Why not sleep in some of the best products out there? And Mike and the folks at my pill are great folks to do this with and you can go to my pillow dot com or you can call them at 805 6 four 8 four 7 5. You'd code word Collins. COL INS, you won't want to miss this. If you have not got these geese bedsheets, you need them. They're amazing. They're soft. They don't wear out. Do you need those to get that sleep against your body at night and provide that cooling just soothing nature? They let you get the most sleep, but you know they're not just about bed sheets and pillows. They also have the my slippers, amazing. I don't wear, I've talked to you about it before. I don't wear slippers, but I do wear my slippers. They're amazingly comfortable. You can wear them outside. You can wear them inside. Great products. You've got towels. You've got all kinds of stuff. Go to my pillow dot com. It's spring cleaning time. It's spring time to get out there and try and buy new things. Replace some of your old stuff. You'll run a place your towels get some other products for your bedroom. All at my pillow dot com. My pillow dot com or a call 805 6 four 8 four 7 5, use.
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"But you're all. Choices matter. Is that a little understood this? You understood it from his days as a marine. He understood it from his days as a lieutenant governor and governor in the senator from the state of Georgia. He understood it as a parent. He understood it as a husband. The responsibility matters that you got to take responsibility. And you earn responsibility as you grow how you handle it with others. So when we look at these areas of responsibility and we understand that areas over space, they're hand in hand. Respecting others and taking responsibilities for your action. Taking responsibility for your team, making sure that if you're working on a team, instead of making sure that the boss knows that it was somebody else who didn't do the job, how about going over and helping that person so that the team benefits from it and your community benefits from it. That's responsibility, responsibility is taking responsibility for your own actions. And that is one of the core values of Miller talks about. The last core value that speaks of is one that comes from basically his own background in the marines and his semper Fidelis are always faithful. And I think this is the part that needs the most at least look and loyalty is staying true to that cause. Being faithful. Medal of Honor letters often are discussed this when they're asked, why do they do what they do? They said it was, I didn't want to let my buddies down. That you're loyal to those around you. Now, this is becoming a lesser and lesser undoubtedly desired quality. Loyalty, though, is interesting that few people are loyal, but everybody wants loyalty. Well, the way that you understand this is loyalty is something that comes from me within. It comes from who you are. It comes from what you believe and it comes from saying true to those around you. And when you take responsibility, when you have respect for other people, when you do these core values that Miller sort of laid out and there's a lot that we're not going to discuss today. It comes down to loyalty. And are you loyal? I have stood by people who stood by me. After about some people who didn't stand by me. I've stood by them because loyalty matters. If you tell somebody that you're going to do something, if you stand somebody that you're going to help them if you tell somebody you're going to do something, loyalty to the job and loyalty to that relationship matters. You got to stick with your wingman. From the air force analysis you stick with your wingman. You don't leave your wingman. You don't leave your family, you don't leave your Friends, you don't leave those who've been with you just for a better opportunity or more attractive position. You may leave. You may not be as close to them as you want. But you don't leave the loyalty. Loyalty means that you're going to stick with your wingman, even when they go through tough times. Because folks, what really matters is those who are with you when things are going bad. Everybody will be with you when things are going good. The question is, is when you're struggling or you're trying to make a big decision, who are those people in your life that are loyal enough to look you in the eye and say, look, you're doing this right, or you're doing this wrong, no matter what, I'm going to be here to help you through it. That's a core.
Former Governor Zell Miller Understood That CHOICES MATTER
"Choices matter. Is that a little understood this? You understood it from his days as a marine. He understood it from his days as a lieutenant governor and governor in the senator from the state of Georgia. He understood it as a parent. He understood it as a husband. The responsibility matters that you got to take responsibility. And you earn responsibility as you grow how you handle it with others. So when we look at these areas of responsibility and we understand that areas over space, they're hand in hand. Respecting others and taking responsibilities for your action. Taking responsibility for your team, making sure that if you're working on a team, instead of making sure that the boss knows that it was somebody else who didn't do the job, how about going over and helping that person so that the team benefits from it and your community benefits from it. That's
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Respect mode that we'll talk about in a minute. Number two is having a persistence about you in life. Get out there, do it, stick with it. Don't quit at the first obstacle. In fact, the first obstacle may be just simply saying, from a perspective, is will you have enough determination to get over the obstacle so that you can see the result of persistence. The next thing he brought up in core values was respect. And now he discussed is a great deal of respect when it comes to country and those who don't respect our country. Those who stand against our country and he raises everything from athletes to flags to burning to everything else. But I think this is respect more than anything else breaks down into what he's saying is what's in it for me. That has become the provincial sign of what's in it for me and we're respect is something that is given. And it means that other people matter that other ideas matter. And this has become one in. A perspective of respect means thinking of the other person. It doesn't mean that you don't want to win. It must mean that you want to make your point. It doesn't mean that you're not going to stay up back and say this is exactly what I'm going to work hard to get. But respect means that you respect others in your life that you respect their opinions, you listen to them. How many times today do I hear people in conversations or I see people that I talk with and I've been guilty of it time, but I try to quickly correct myself that you're in a conversation with somebody and you're looking down at your cell phone. You're looking down, maybe it's your computer spring, you're following off somewhere else. You're not giving the respect that that other person deserves. One of the reasons I think people struggling relationships today is they don't have respect in the relationship for the other person that they do everything else and they don't listen. Respect means being present and giving the other person full attention. Respect me saying that I don't agree with you and here's why I don't agree with you, but I respect the right that you have the ability to form a position that I believe is wrong. That is respect. In our political circles today, we don't give respect. I disagree with Democrats on most every political issue that's available right now. But also there's a respect to say that they have the right under our constitution and freedom of speech to make those points. It is up to me to then make the points back. And that is the term of respect, respect was brought up for zell Miller in his book core values to understanding the China command, understanding those around you. Giving respect to everyone you meet. How many times do we blow people off that we don't think are on the same level as us? Respect is about treating people with dignity and honor no matter what they look like or where they come from. It reminds me of the old story of the guy who walked into the car dealership. He was in his I love it how Dale Miller described those bib overalls. He had a dirty old truck, beat up truck. Out front, they drove into the dealership with. He walked in and wanted to talk to somebody, nobody really paid him any attention. Finally, one of the salespeople come over and says, sir, what can I help you with? And he said, well, I'm looking at buying some trucks. And he said, I need somebody to help me with. He said, well, I just don't know if we got anything that you can afford and, you know, but I'll show you one and he just sort of blew him off and finally came back and the guy said, I'm looking to buy some drugs. He said, can you give me a price? And the salesman went into the back, came back with a price that was just sicker prize and actually he didn't want to deal with it. Because when he looked at him, he didn't think there was anything the guy had to offer. It's a true story. Hearing Gainesville Georgia where I'm from. The guy in the overalls got back in his old beat up truck. Went down the road to another dealership. Made a deal, and he drove 6 brand new vehicles back to the other dealership and went and found the salesman and said, look, I just wanted to let you know. This is what you forfeited. If you just tried to help, I was trying to buy a vehicle from you. But you thought because I was dressed, shabbily, in my truck didn't look good, that I couldn't afford it. The reality was, this man was one of the richer people in the county and this salesman made a bad mistake. Why? Because he didn't respect people. Folks, if you want to respect people the way you do it is you honor them and you value them. You don't have to agree with him. You don't have to affirm disagreements in your life, but you can respect them by listening. And then maybe if you disagree, state your ideas. That's what this is should come down to. But respect also goes to another to another core value that zel Miller talks about and that's responsibility. Take responsibility. I'm not going to beat this one to death. We talked about, we talk about this a lot, but marines were taught responsibility not to yourself, but to others. Responsibility goes beyond yourself. Brought a responsibility is someone that is the very apt and attitude of I have what I can do and then I will also make sure that I have a responsibility to others. Because if I'm taking care of my stuff, then I have a responsibility to others. This is something that we tend to think everybody's on their own. That the team concept is gone. Folks team concepts are not gone. Everybody needs somebody. You always need people in your life that can help you build you up in areas, maybe that you're weaker in. Where you can help them, where they're weaker, and it becomes a mentality that we're all in this together. When we believe that we have no responsibility to somebody else or responsibility to our country or responsibility to our communities, then we are the lesser for it and our community is the lesser for it. Responsibility matters. Responsibility is something that actually works. And when responsibility works in responsibility matters, then we have a better society for it. And we've got to say this in our families. We need to see it in our jobs. We need to see it in our politicians. We need to see it in our press. We need to see it in the entertainment industry. It is responsibility for actions. And it's not just, you know, owning up to it. That's something we're missing today. If you mess up and you do it wrong, the first thing you need to do is accept responsibility for it. It's nobody else's responsibility, but.
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Now, before any of you start trying to make you like, well, what about if you run over and your appointment? What if you had a rig? Look, there are going to be times in which this happens. They're going to be times that you will be late. But it should not be the norm. I have a friend of mine who wants it was so true. I heard this story. And it is the pastor told the Congress that they said that after a meeting it started, they got there this person got their light again. And the pastor looked at him and said, call them my name and said, look, I just want you to realize that if I'm still alive and you're still your family wants me to perform your funeral, we're not going to start it till ten minutes late. And the person looked at him and said, why? He said because I wouldn't want anybody to think it wasn't anybody but you, that was there that day. Now, that's a funny story to think about this. Somebody was saying that you're always so late that you didn't want anybody to know what you, if you're going to show up late to your own funeral, but what does it say that if you're always late? I mean, somebody once said here's a show up late to a job interview. You show up late to a job interview. What does that immediately cite to an employer? It means that you don't value number one your own time and you definitely don't value my time. Wash it out about you enough to give you a job. First quarter by this talking about is punctuality and he talks about it being an insult, you know, to those that we are dealing with and punctuality is something that we have to take seriously. The second thing is, and this comes again from his background. You have to understand this, not only is Marine Corps background, but also his background with his mother, his single mother, who raised him. His dad died shortly after his birth. And he never knew his dad. He knew his mom and his mom raised him, but he never knew his dad in this time. So for this next one, his mom always used to tell the story of the little engine they could. It was that persistence that you can always make it through. And in her life, she always, you know, fighting poverty, fighting ways to feed her family, making a living in young Harris Georgia persistence became the issue. And he points this out is another core value that I want to bring out this morning. The core value of consistency. The core value of consistency, coupled with persistence. How many times today do people just quit? It's the easy way to do it. I have watched it forever. And I've seen it grow more and more that if something's just didn't working out, she quit. Whatever happened to persistency, whatever happened to work, and folks, I'm gonna tell you, Lincoln, in his races, and electoral license he ran 8 times. Abraham Lincoln, our president, 16th president of the United States, ran 8 times. He lost 5. What would a man if he said, well, you know, I just can't win these races. I'm gonna quit. Persistence matters. And so many times today in these areas of life that we need to focus on. We need to focus on the fact that when we are starting something, we don't quit. One of the things he learned in the Marine Corps, why he pointed out in this in this day, he was, is if no matter how tough the situation is, you don't quit. You find that other gear, you find that at a level you believe it's bigger than yourself and you keep going. And really the issue here is how many times that we need to look at this and this persistency issue is that people often fail. In fact, we've talked about this in other leadership. Failure is something normal. If you're not doing something, you'll never fail. If you're doing something that you have, the possibility of failing. And when that happens, then you fail, you learn and you keep going, but you don't quit. This is, I mean, if all of the core values we're going to talk about today, this is probably for me, is one that hits hardest, but also is one that I think can affect more people. In the sense that you don't quit. The standard today is that if you don't like it just quit. One of the, one of the issues that he talks about in his life is that if you start something, you finish it. And I think that persistence is going to get you that persistence is going to set you apart from other people in life. Now, if you're doing something and you're in your keep hitting the same wall over and over and over again, you're not making changes to get the accomplish whatever you're trying to accomplish. Then that's more foolishness on your part. But giving up because you're not willing to try different ideas and try different plans is something that is falls back on yourself as well. Persistence is something. It means that you stick with it, you keep doing it, you grow into it, and you make sure that you're not the one quitting that you've given it all. And at the end of the day, if it doesn't turn out the way you want to turn out, then you can simply sit back and say, I gave everything I could to make this happen. Persistence is the key to many things in life. And many of you who may be listening to this podcast right now, maybe you're thinking about quitting your job. You're thinking about quitting something that you started. You may be having a commitment to coach a team or play on a team. And you're thinking about quitting. Don't quit your commitments. Maybe some of you are actually thinking about quitting all marriage. You're quitting on a relationship. Look, commitments matter. And sometimes the marriage is in, sometimes those relationships falter. But the question is, is it going to be because you quit trying? Or is it going to be because that you've tried everything and it just didn't work? Look, persistence pays off. Roosevelt was rejected to go fight in the Spanish-American War. So what he did he went out and made his own basically made his own way into the army became one of the things that made him the larger than life hero. Number two, you know, John Grisham, the writer of all those legal books, you know, a time to kill and all these other John Gresham books. That you can remember, it became a very famous author. He was rejected multiple multiple times. In the writing and manuscripts that he sent in the publishers. They didn't think that they wanted to publish it. They didn't think it was good enough. If he had to quit, we would have been devoid of some of the best literature out there when it comes to these crime and legal thrillers. These are the kind of things that when you continue in them, you persevere. When you continue and make progress, you do things. So two things that he points out. Number one is punctuality. Be on time, make your commitments and make sure not just being on time, but make sure your valuing the other person's time too, because if you waste, you can waste your time, but if you're wasting somebody else's time, you're not valuing their time. And that's a.
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"To know this, go back through out encourage you to read this book. I'm not gonna read the book for you today, but I am gonna take some instances because he lists out 12 core values. He says he kept these in his pocket. He reminded himself that these were values that he learned and he wanted to continue to share. And I'm gonna read the 12 values, the 12 eggs were neatness, punctuality, brotherhood, persistence, pride, respect, shame, responsibility, achievement, courage, discipline, and loyalty. Now, I want to take a few of these and just break them down because I believe in a time today in which we have politicians, we have business people. We have just general public believing that values are interchangeable, that values can change. I believe that there has to be a score set of eyes. Is the book title that says core vice things in your life that make the difference. Now, later on in this book, he discusses and some of you may be saying, well, I have core values, but what if something changes? And he discusses that. And he discusses the time with a former president who, many people, history is not judged very well so far. And that was Jimmy Carter. When Jimmy Carter and zell Miller knew each other, had known each other for a long time and when zell Miller had supported Jimmy Carter for president. When Jimmy Carter went to The White House, Jimmy Carter pardoned those who had avoided the draft. The draft officers who went to Canada. And he brings this up because the issues of values of the country and loyalty and the country were at odds. And at the end, zell Miller says, he said, I would have probably chose differently. He says, but when these two values are confronted, you have to choose, you know, the one that actually maybe helps the most people. He said, at the end of the day, he said, maybe the position by Carter was one that helped our country heal. He said, I don't know about that. He said, but at least he said, I do know that it was operating off of a values assumption. I'll tell you that story to say that you're going to have times in which you have values within yourself, loyalty, maybe it may be responsibility and others that are going to conflict. And the question is, what do you do to maintain your integrity, but find a way to answer the questions of live truthfully. So in looking at this, let's just talk about a few of them are fun. Some of them are, I think as you think about it, you may not put them in perspective, but I just wanted to pick out a few. One of the first ones he talks about and this one is a sort of a pet peeve of mine. Maybe it is of you. Punctuality. You know, we've become into this, you know, the saying better late than never. Well, sale Miller points out that in Marine Corps better never than late. He turned it around. And nowadays, it is amazing that punctuality is one of those times and one of those things that people just ignore. The time is sort of irrelevant. It's just, well, I'll get there when I get there, it doesn't matter. I'm remember in Congress, it used to drive me nuts. When we would have a hearing schedule for 10 o'clock. And I would be sitting there ready to go 5 minutes before. Again, I have a little bit of military in me. I've been in an air force for 20 something years. You know, and you understand, early is on time, late is on time. And I think this is something maybe for the younger audience today. You might be curling your eyes, you might be rolling mags and, oh, Doug, you're just 50 something years old. You don't understand. Time is relevant. We'll get it. No, it's not. It actually means something. And I think it's interesting that zell Miller would put punctuality into the discussion, of core values. Why? Because he makes a point that says, if you're late, if you don't turn things in on time, if you don't meet deadlines, if you don't show up, if you have an appointment at 10 o'clock and you don't show up at 10 o'clock, you show up at 5 after ten after with every excuse in the world, here's what it says. He and it's so true. He said, if you don't make the time and think enough of being on time for what your opponents and your commitments are, then it tells how much you don't value the other person's time..
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Be. What upset zell Miller and one of the things that I wanted to talk about zel this morning was not just that speech, but although he did that, it comes from who's Elle Miller is. And I think this is important as we've talked about leadership on this podcast before and it's being who you are and it's taking that ownership. Zell Miller took that to a different extreme. He took ownership of what he did. He was forceful and had a work ethic that was unmatched many times in politics to get things done. And zell Miller at the end of the day will be remembered here in Georgia for the hope scholarship, which is gave well over a $1 billion to allow students to go to college. He's will be remembered for the pre-K program at universal pre-K program. There was one of the first of its kind back in the 1990s. Again, this money from the lottery. He was a man who brought the lottery to Georgia, which most people never thought would happen, said it would go for education, made it true, and it is still working today. So why would zell Miller a Democrat who had success as a Democrat, governor, two term governor in Georgia, had a success as a United States senator appointed by the next governor Roy Barnes to fill the seat of Paul coverdale. Why would he stand at this 2004 convention and go against his own party? Go against some of the things. And it's comes down to basically his upbringing for lack of a better term. And also his experience in the United States Marine Corps. Zell Miller was a marine till he died. And Marine Corps made the lasting impression upon him that he wrote down in a little book called core values. Corbett is everything you need to know. I learned in the marines. And I was going back through my bookshelf the other day and I was reading through this and I was looking at political courage and I was seeing Joe Biden and the Biden administration seemingly blaming everybody else in the world for all of their problems and everything going on. That this book just stuck out. Now if you want to go refine it was written a number of years ago, but you can find it. I'm sure that you could look it up on wherever you get your books. And but he goes back to core values of his life and how he came to know it. The first part of this book really sort of sets the tone. And I want you to hear this. This is in the prologue of core values by zell Miller. He said, drunk. Dirty, disheveled, and dejected. I sat cross legged on the floor of the gilmer county jail in the Appalachian town of Ella Jay Georgia. It was a hot Saturday night in August of 1953. Drunk out of my skull from rock gut, moonshine liquor. I had S.W.A.T. swapped a car and run headlong into a ditch. Within minutes I was handcuffed thrown in the back of a sheriff's car and carted off to where I belong. Behind the bars with me were four others, all of us in the same dark sale. Three old grizzled mountaineers in bib overalls and a man and serious dandy and sear sucker pants and what had been once a white start shirt and me. All were over and all were just as drunk as I was. I was 21 years old. One thing was clear in my woozy head. I was in a bad, bad situation, and it was no one's fault, but my own. You know, as he starts this book, he begins with that time in his life in which he talks about being going to be talks about being in that jail and how that was the wake-up call for him that he had to do something with his life. After that, he goes and joins Marine Corps, he talks about going on to parris island. And the. Aspects of things that he learned in the core began to shape and form this man that we see many, many years later, almost 60 years later in the 2004 plus later in the 2004 Republican National Convention. If you wanted to.
Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller Took Leadership to the Next Level
"As we've talked about leadership on this podcast before and it's being who you are and it's taking that ownership. Zell Miller took that to a different extreme. He took ownership of what he did. He was forceful and had a work ethic that was unmatched many times in politics to get things done. And zell Miller at the end of the day will be remembered here in Georgia for the hope scholarship, which is gave well over a $1 billion to allow students to go to college. He's will be remembered for the pre-K program at universal pre-K program. There was one of the first of its kind back in the 1990s. Again, this money from the lottery. He was a man who brought the lottery to Georgia, which most people never thought would happen, said it would go for education, made it true, and it is still working today. So why would zell Miller a Democrat who had success as a Democrat, governor, two term governor in Georgia, had a success as a United States senator appointed by the next governor Roy Barnes to fill the seat of Paul coverdale. Why would he stand at this 2004 convention and go against his own party? Go against some of the things. And it's comes down to basically his upbringing for lack of a better term. And also his experience in the United States Marine Corps. Zell Miller was a marine till he died. And Marine Corps made the lasting impression upon him that he wrote down in a little book called core values. Corbett is everything you need to know. I learned in the marines. And I was going back through my bookshelf the other day and I was reading through this and I was looking at political courage and I was seeing Joe Biden and the Biden administration seemingly blaming everybody else in the world for all of their problems and everything going on. That this book just stuck
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Sister. Zell Miller had an interesting history here in the state of Georgia. He was, there were several times he was known. He would change positions. He evolved over time. There was a time he was tagged by one of his opponents as zigzag Zelle, because of all because the changes, sometimes the position. But what you look at, if you see his life, what you begin to find is that he as he matured as he learned as he, as he, I guess, grew as a way to put it. And also it was an amazing person at reading a landscape and reading a room. He became a person later in life, especially that wielded a great deal of power. I had the privilege of getting to know him because I represented him in the United States Congress. He was a constituent of mine. I had the he actually helped me in my campaign and I appreciate it. Now, we disagreed on issues. Now, toward the end of his life, we probably agreed on most issues because he had had a conversion of his thinking about abortion. He became very pro life. He was always pro Second Amendment. He was proof fiscal conservatism. He believed in a strong military. He believed in a strong conservative way of thought. He did that even when he was in Georgia. So as we as it evolves here, there's this idea of today's Democratic Party being in which it is, is this basically been captured by the far left, there are people like Zelle Miller who forewarned of this movement who said, look, you're moving away from the very core and foundations of who the Democratic Party should be or who we should at least be for our people. Now, zell Miller for many came to light in a 2004 speech that he gave at the Republican National Convention. He was one of the first, it's become more a little bit more, I guess, now I'm say popular, but more common now in which Republicans, a prominent Republican or a prominent Democrat speak at the other ones convention for president and we've seen it happen, but it was one of the more prominent first ones that did it. I want to spend just a few minutes on this speech because it is what brought zell Miller to prominence in national circles as he was a United States senator at the time he was a two term governor and it was the breaking from John Kerry and where he saw the party going that made this speech one memorable, but it also made a difference. I believe in that election, the reelection of George W. Bush. In that speech and I have the speech here with me and I just wanted to read just a few quotes from it. He made an interesting point. He said, in president Roosevelt and this is from the speech, he said, and that speech this summer in 1940. This was right before World War II. He said, all Americans, he said, total America, all private plans, all private laws have been in a sense of any sense repealed by the overriding public danger. He was talking about the danger of Adolf Hitler, the Europe and the things that were going on there. And Roosevelt, if you remember, was bringing American attention to this. Saying that, you know, I think Roosevelt understood that eventually we were going to be drawn into this war of the World War II. He was trying to prepare America. Now, also in 1940, Wendell wilkie was the Republican nominee. And there's no better example of someone repealing their private plans. This is what Miller zelma caught about. Then this good man. Who's he talking about? He's talking about Wendell wilkie, the Republican nominee. Now, we know that Wendell lost this race, but listen to what he said. He gave Roosevelt the critical support he needed for a peacetime draft and unpopular idea at the time. He made it clear that he would rather lose the election than make national security a partisan campaign issue. That's an interesting statement. He goes on to talk about it. He says, shortly before Wendell wilkie died, he told a friend that if he could ride his own epitaph, he had to choose between hair loss of president or here lies one who contributed to saving freedom, he would prefer the latter. Miller goes on to say, wear a set statesman today. Where is the bipartisanship of this country when we need it the most? And then he begins why he chose to represent and promote George W. Bush is because as he said, there was a manic obsession with getting rid of the president, which was George Bush attacking the commander in chief. Now, one of the reasons you may ask, well, why would someone who has been steeped in democratic politics? I mean, this is a man who had Paul begala and James carville as his campaign managers when he ran in Georgia as governor. And, you know, so this is a Democrat, okay? And those two, again, very liberal Democrats in very ways, but he was an anomaly in the sense of a conservative southern Democrat in many areas, but he also was one that pushed the line. And when you see him stand up there in 2004 later in life and he actually is upset with the Democratic Party from not basically what he believed leading and not being loyal to the country. Now whatever opinions at the time, the design that was going on over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, what Zelle Miller said was, he said, while we're in this time, I'm going to stand with the president instead of those who simply want to tear him down. He went on then to take down John Kerry point by point by point. He said, I can tell more in 20 years of watching a man vote than what he says. And he broke down John Kerry's vote against every weapon system. Everything that had to do with the military. And going back to John Kerry's criticism of our troops coming out of Vietnam in 1970 when he testified on Capitol Hill in the peace movement that was coming on now. Now look, John Kerry has every right to be his every belief he had right front for president and he can be as liberal as he wanted to.
Governor Zell Miller Had an Interesting History in Georgia
"Sister. Zell Miller had an interesting history here in the state of Georgia. He was, there were several times he was known. He would change positions. He evolved over time. There was a time he was tagged by one of his opponents as zigzag Zelle, because of all because the changes, sometimes the position. But what you look at, if you see his life, what you begin to find is that he as he matured as he learned as he, as he, I guess, grew as a way to put it. And also it was an amazing person at reading a landscape and reading a room. He became a person later in life, especially that wielded a great deal of power. I had the privilege of getting to know him because I represented him in the United States Congress. He was a constituent of mine. I had the he actually helped me in my campaign and I appreciate it. Now, we disagreed on issues. Now, toward the end of his life, we probably agreed on most issues because he had had a conversion of his thinking about abortion. He became very pro life. He was always pro Second Amendment. He was proof fiscal conservatism. He believed in a strong military. He believed in a strong conservative way of thought. He did that even when he was in Georgia. So as we as it evolves here, there's this idea of today's Democratic Party being in which it is, is this basically been captured by the far left, there are people like Zelle Miller who forewarned of this movement who said, look, you're moving away from the very core and foundations of who the Democratic Party should be or who we should at least be for our people.
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Welcome to the Doug Collins show sponsored by legacy precious metals. There's never been a better time to invest in precious metals. Visit legacy p.m. investments dot com. That's legacy, p.m. investments dot com. Do you want to listen to a podcast? By who? Georgia, GOP congressman, Doug Collins. How is it? The greatest thing I have ever heard in my whole life. I don't believe my ears. This house wherever the rules are disregarded. Chaos and mob rule. It has been said today, where's bravery? I'll tell you where bravery is found encourages them. He's found in this minority who has lived through the last year of nothing but rules being broken people being put down. Questions not being answered in this majority say be damned with anything else. We're going to impeach and do whatever we want to do. Why? Because we won an election. I guarantee you one day you'll be back in the minority. And it ain't gonna be that fun. Hey everybody, I don't know about you, but as you've watched out over the world, the warring Russian Ukraine is not just isolated to Eastern Europe, has spread all over the world and you can see it in market instability. You can see it here. People who do not think that that war is affecting you all you got to do is look at gas prices. You look at your food process. You see the global change that has happened. But you know something that's also affected investments as well. And I've said all along legacy precious metals is your navigator. They're the ones that see you through to get to the next level. The good news about this is, even with market volatility marketing instability, you've got options and goal process are rising as investors turn to go and go presents a hedge against this inflation and the protects you against the weakening dollar, which we are seeing. Legacy precious metals is only company I trust to deal with gold and silver and other precious metals. You need this investment. You need this as part of your portfolio to keep you buffered from what we're seeing in the world. War, and volatility in the market. This is where you need to be. Call legacy precious metals today. Be proactive about this. Get on board with it. Call them at 8 6 6 5 two 8 1903 8 6 6 5 two 8 1903 or you can download their free investors got it. Legacy p.m. investments dot com. Legacy p.m. investments dot com. You're navigator in a volatile world of investments. Hey everybody, Doug Collins. Welcome back to the Doug Collins podcast. You know, I got a lot of feedback from many of you talking about how leadership matters and some of our podcasts that we've done on speeches and events from some of our former presidents, some of our leaders. And I wanted to spend some time on this leadership issue because I believe that leadership matters. I believe it's one of the things that we're lacking. I mean, we've talked about it with the Biden administration's lack of leadership. And how they blame others and don't follow some basic leadership principles. But also on a highlight some mavericks because I believe sometimes the crossing over and understanding that the country is in a position in which we need leaders to step up is so vitally important. And I want to start we're going to do this occasionally and we'll take a book and there was a book that came out and it was from a speech that I went back recently was reminded of someone who was the governor of the state of Georgia. He was the also a senator from the state of Georgia who was one of the longest servant lieutenant governors in the state of Georgia. Made a real impact on the national landscape in the early 2000s and the 1990s here in the state of Georgia. He was a Democrat. But yet he was a conservative, especially on social issues as he got older, was even more conservative and he actually broke with the Democratic Party. He never actually, he said, left it. He said, the Democratic Party left me. I did not leave the Democratic Party. The gentleman is zal Miller. Former United States senator zell Miller, former governor zell Miller. There was a lot that I gained from zell Miller. Zell Miller grew up about 50 miles north of me. And a little place called young Harris, Georgia, in between players and how was he up in the mountains. He was raised by a single mom that built literally the house that he lived in up until the time he died. And it was a stone flat stone house. It was built as a stone house. You can still go buy a young hair today is right on the main road going through young Harris. His mom was one who was just from everything that I can gather. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but she was just an amazing woman artist just a, you know, long before, is that Miller liked to say long before they were single moms, the terminology, my mom was a single mom with him and his sister..
What Lessons Can We Learn From Former Governor Zell Miller?
"You know, I got a lot of feedback from many of you talking about how leadership matters and some of our podcasts that we've done on speeches and events from some of our former presidents, some of our leaders. And I wanted to spend some time on this leadership issue because I believe that leadership matters. I believe it's one of the things that we're lacking. I mean, we've talked about it with the Biden administration's lack of leadership. And how they blame others and don't follow some basic leadership principles. But also on a highlight some mavericks because I believe sometimes the crossing over and understanding that the country is in a position in which we need leaders to step up is so vitally important. And I want to start we're going to do this occasionally and we'll take a book and there was a book that came out and it was from a speech that I went back recently was reminded of someone who was the governor of the state of Georgia. He was the also a senator from the state of Georgia who was one of the longest servant lieutenant governors in the state of Georgia. Made a real impact on the national landscape in the early 2000s and the 1990s here in the state of Georgia. He was a Democrat. But yet he was a conservative, especially on social issues as he got older, was even more conservative and he actually broke with the Democratic Party. He never actually, he said, left it. He said, the Democratic Party left me. I did not leave the Democratic Party. The gentleman is zal Miller. Former United States senator zell Miller, former governor zell Miller. There was a lot that I gained from zell Miller. Zell Miller grew up about 50 miles north of me. And a little place called young Harris, Georgia, in between players and how was he up in the mountains. He was raised by a single mom that built literally the house that he lived in up until the time he
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Of the call surrounding colleges. This is where we've got to understand that the legacy universities, the public school system, are all stuck in a model of a traditional education which you sit in a go, you sit in a classroom, you have the brick and mortar buildings, you have the professors, you have the infrastructure around, which a lot of people still go to. It is the experience of the life and for many to go to colleges and we've not looked at it. And from being from a state legislator perspective where most of this is funded. State legislators fund most of university and college along with tuition payments. This is tuition and state funding are the two determinants many times in college. I know here in Georgia that was as far as how much tuition we base based on how much the state was willing to kick in and then they balanced it off on other ways that colleges and universities can raise money from alumni and others to sponsor scholarships and a lot. Now, in looking at all of this, what is happening over the past 25 years is the escalation of these cost due to facilities maintenance, facilities cost, having to have the bigger and best in our college campuses to attract students to come to their universities. It's interesting and as we go forward and looking at this, I'm going to give you a unique situation that happened in the state of Georgia. Georgia has the hope scholarship program. Hope scholarship program is a great program. It's a wonderful program. And it was designed back in 1992 by the former governor in the 1993 time frame by then former governor zell Miller. Zell Miller came into office. He one of the things that was happening in Georgia was that we were losing some of our best and brightest students to out of state schools in the university of Georgia, Georgia Tech, that were going there, but a lot of them were going out of state. And a lot of people were having trouble going to college. They were trying to find ways that they could go. What they performed was a two base system based on the Georgia lottery in hope scholarships. All of the Georgia lottery money is funded into hope scholarships or scholarships for college education or pre-K programs. That's the only thing that money can be spent for. So it's one of the most successful lotteries in the country, one of the most financially stable lotteries in the country. And it is always done what it said. So it's always been sort of a bubble around the hope scholarship program here in the lottery here in Georgia because it goes to education. Start out as a great thing. What happened was and this goes to my point on understanding the cost of the economics behind student loans and while we've gotten to the calls that we have now. Astronomical difference in the cost of tuition and other things went on for universities, mainly of their own choosing. Here's what happened in Georgia. Not only did you have the state legislature every year who appropriated how remaining millions of dollars to the university of the board of regent system here in Georgia, which they didn't disturb distributed up to the other public universities ranging from the course of the flagship institutions of university of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia southern, Georgia state. These are the bigger institutions, kennesaw state here in Georgia that were growing, but they have grown a tremendously. So they would get their Georgia a lot, but they would get their allotment from the state budget. Then, of course, they would always have the tuition and fees. That is what the students get on the cost of going to class. They would have their phase attached to that. That was the way that the university many times raised a great deal if not most of their funds coming through the tuition system. What happened though in Georgia when we added the hope scholarship is all of a sudden we basically added a third funding source. And that was that parents didn't really take it into account that they were already getting money from the state. The tuition was part of it. But then if they quote wasn't paying it, then you have the parents were not as concerned about cost. It's just a natural occurrence. If you're not having to worry about your child, if they got the hope scholarship and it was paying a 100% or tuition, you really didn't care how much tuition was. We began to experience problem because these universities saw that there was not the pushback from increases in tuition because for a lot of the students with a B average or better they were getting their tuition paid. By 2010, 2011, this became a problem because they were connected. We had to go in and I was part of doing this that we had to go in and we had to decouple tuition from the hope scholarship. What that then provided was is that the tuition will be paid on a percentage scale and not just automatically increased as we.
"zell miller" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Here in her city Jasmine guards NPR news New York You're listening to all things considered from NPR news And at four 44 you are listening to it on 90.1 ABE where ATL meets NPR I'm Jim beris former Georgia U.S. senator Johnny isaacson died yesterday Politics reporter raul bally has this look at his more than four decades a public service Johnny isaacs and came from the real estate world working for his father's company He would eventually become the president of north side realty His political career had plenty of ups and downs In 1974 he made his first run for the Georgia state House and lost He ran again two years later and won as a Republican He told W a B E's closer look that Republicans were rare in the state House back then They had about 20 to 30 seats in the 180 seat chamber during those years I've always been a problem solver to the best I could be In fact when I was in the minority for years in Georgia if you couldn't solve a problem you were worthless And you didn't get any standing periods I worked hard to at least get standing and competitive with my democratic brothers and sisters He stuck around and then decided to run for governor in 1990 He lost zell Miller He then ran for state Senate two years later and won Then it was zell Miller a Democrat who appointed isaacson a Republican to the chair of the state board of education in 1996 after isaacson again lost an election Isaacs in remembered Miller's appointment during a speech in Congress in 2018 By 1996 after I'd run for Sam Nancy.
"zell miller" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Was not the conservative many times that you would think of in other places, which I always loved about it because when you found you were covering some of these counties, especially some of these mountain counties, the zell Miller counties for those who may not know zell Miller on the podcast looking up Googling. You know, he was the governor he's a senator. He broke with the Democratic Party. You know, he was famously saying the Democratic Party left me. I didn't leave them. But how much of that did you find made it interesting in your reporting down here when you started getting into the politics, especially the county level politics? Well, the county level, in fact, it was really enjoyable because. I came right out of the Tea Party and I went to I went to D.C., my wife and I and several family members. We went to D.C. in 2010 and we came back very activated and that's actually when we started the company, we came back very, very active and I went to my first meeting tea parties were popping up everywhere. And I went to the gilmer county Tea Party, okay? And it was a good guy there. His name's Jack Smith. And I went to the very first meeting. We just opened fetcher news. We're open two months, and I went to a Tea Party meeting there. And I started to really engage with them and it was strong conservatives and I started going to all of the county meetings. Now I go to accounting meeting almost three times a week somewhere in north Georgia, Republican Party meeting, but I went to the Tea Party meeting there and actually that's when Congress, the open seat in the 9th came available. And when that open seat came available, Jack, Jack was bringing all the candidates over to have lunch. And, you know, I said, well, you know what? I'm going to take a video camera and I'm going to ask questions too. And I'll never forget because you've said this before, I went to everyone. I put a camera at the end of the table. There's about 20 of us there. And you said, I go in. This is you, you're saying, I go in and I sit down and look at who's this guy at the end of the table with a video camera. Does a couple years back. But it was. But you know what? I will have to say, you know, I've got to say it's easy because I am in a district. The majority of the work I do is a district where 70 30. So, you know, and they're good people. And let me just say that. When you say, what do you find? They're good people, got a libertarian type. You're right about that. Good Republicans, very, very good district the 9th district, but I don't want to keep going on that. No, I think it is. And for anybody who just that story, he just related yes, one of my famous and infamous stories of learning for Congress. I went over there and had never met Jack Smith before, and now, of course, known him for years and considering very close, but Jax says, we grill you. We want to know everything. By myself. This is in the days when congressional candidate went by and sell. I went over there, thinking it was going to be me and him and a couple of folks. I show up in this room of 20 something people and then this guy never met before in my life brings a video camera and I'm saying, oh this'll be fun. And just probably prepared me more than I could ever imagine. You know, one of the interesting things that I see is this relationship and let's start turning this a little bit to politics right now. One of the things I think you see from the local level is if you lose track and this could be a member of Congress, this could be a governor. This could be if you lose sort of contact with the people who get up every morning go to work who just want to do their job and have government leave them alone for the most part, but they still want to be heard. They still want to think that you care. If you lose track with them, you're in trouble. The Biden administration right now seems to be completely somebody told me that they're tone deaf. I said, no, they're not toned after just death. They're not listening to and I think Virginia, New Jersey results, I think some of the things we say, do you sense that this is a very, this arrogance of this administration is the thing causing so much of their problems. Well, I don't. When I say arrogance, and you say, when you say some say they're tone deaf and you say they're just deaf, I'm gonna say they don't care. I don't think, according to them, if you look at their plan and people don't like this, I tell people, you know, when you talk politics, it's not that I agree with them, but you have to be open to talk about it, they think truthfully. I think when they close the door at night, and they're in their groups. They think they're doing a good job. They think we're the ones that don't understand. And they think that they're really going to make things really great in the future for us. You know, we just don't understand. They think, to me, they think they're doing a good job as my opinion, and they're going to they're going to go forward. How can you, how can you sit and send out a tweet saying that you released 50 million gallons of strategic fuel that is going to go on the market for sale, a percentage is going to China air in India and then you say, hey, you know what? You're going to feel it at the gas pump real soon. It's going to take a little bit to work in the place, but in the grand scale of things, your gas is going to come down. What is 50 million barrels in the world wide scheme of petroleum in this world? What three hours in the whole world or something? And then you put out a tweet like that and then you turn around and I think your name, the secretary of interior, Holland, which is very liberal. Turns around and they're getting ready to boost through the roof, oil leases fees, anything like that goes through the roof. Anything they're doing does not point to alleviating the pain at the pump. Now, see, you want the politics. You knew you were going to get me started. Well, let's keep that up, 'cause I'm gonna ask you a question and I have asked of you and I'm going to ask of you and I've asked of Mark Meadows. I've asked it of several. I have a theory and I want you to hear this theory. That Republicans have got to learn and bear with me, the Republicans need to learn something that I believe Nancy Pelosi.
"zell miller" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE
"Begins and ends with the plight of the evacuees there were few tears shed for the families routinely terrorized by our us coalition forces or the some seven thousand civilians who were obliterated by us. Air strikes drone attacks missiles and artillery or gunned down by nervous occupying forces who sought every afghan with some justification as the enemy during the war and there will be few tears for the humanitarian catastrophe. That empire are empire is orchestrating on the thirty eight million afghans who live in one of the poorest and most aid-dependent countries in the world. I mean were you going crazy as i was over. This last month listing to this utter bullshit being perpetrated on the american people because it's just self adulation are goodness. Our virtues utterly disconnected from twenty years. Horror and i would argue forty years of or that. We've orchestrated on the afghan people and now the un is already talking about mass starvation At this moment with the taliban taking control One in three afghans fourteen million afghans don't have enough to eat. two million. Afghan children are malnourished. Some half a million afghans have been displaced from their homes And this is on top of a drought destroyed forty percent of the nation's crops last year courtesy of climate change Food prices are skyrocketing And so what do we do we impose sanctions as we did on iraq which unicef estimates killed five hundred thousand children and you can look at The kind of statements of madeleine albright's than the us ambassador to the united nations. Your famously tells leslie stahl on sixty minutes. When she asks weather half a million iraqi children dying because of the sanctions was worth it. She says yes was worth clinton. Hillary clinton joking about a qaddafi being sodomized and brutally killed insane. We came we saw. He died or zell. Miller georgia who after the nine eleven attacks says i say bomb the hell out of them and if there's collateral damage so be it And that that's the real face of empire which we don't see But yes the coverage has been utterly nauseating and And so disingenuous And ignoring the suffering that we are responsible for a massive suffering that we've Because of our invasion of afghanistan the taliban by the way at at they gave safe harbor to osama bin laden true but they You know we're willing to completely surrender. And the whole justification for going into afghanistan was supposedly to get osama bin laden although of course they higher.
"zell miller" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"According to the J. C has sided with eight other centrists, including Republicans who want the House to vote first on the bipartisan $1 trillion Infrastructure plan that passed the Senate recently and to hold off on President Joe Biden's $3.5 Trillion Social policy legislation. Georgia Progressives are livid, the HHC reports. Calling Bordeaux stance quote tantamount to betrayal and appalling. One group is even tweeting the hashtag Come on Caroline, a key vote to boost the chances of the social policy measure. Passing the narrowly controlled Democratic House is scheduled for tonight. I'm Shelby Lynne Erdman. It is the Martha Zoller Show Alleghenies here with me today. And, you know, I put in the notes that I sent out today. Is this the rebirth of the Blue Dog Democrats Because You've got this group of Democrats. You know, Nancy Pelosi was held band that she was going to get this beginning of these procedural votes that was going to get the the combined Infrastructure bill and the $3.5 trillion budget bill together. Um and she's You know, she's pretty successful at delivering votes when she says she's going to deliver him. I mean, She is. But yesterday they adjourned without doing this vote because a number of Democrats that are in You know, swing districts. Surprise. They were less loyal to their party leadership than they were to the people that live in their districts. Surprise, you know, surprise. Caroline Bardo knows that she is in a district that's very tight. Lucy McBath knows she is in a district that's very tight. There are 10 or 12 or 15 or 20 across the country like that all we got to win this five and we take back the house. The NRCC is targeting 100 seats, thinking that there's some wiggle room in 100 since that's the highest number. They've ever looked at. Usually it's 35 40 50 at the most. So, um, I think, Carol, I'm not going to give her a pat on the back. I don't know where she doesn't return my phone calls, and she won't come on this program even though she has been on with Mitch Clarke, you know, so I'll give her that. But, um, she sees that her district would not support her voting for this stuff. Well in the blue dogs to go back to your, uh to your original comment. Um, they may be re birthing themselves. They are like 19. I believe that are that are in the house, and, um four or five of them really are taking the leadership position there for from the standpoint of Let's make some common sense to salute. Let's find some common sense solutions for what we're doing. So I don't think Pelosi's got the vote. I think the $3.5 Trillion Bill is dead. Yeah, go for why can't you know I'll go back? I hate to quote Bill Maher. Okay, but go back to You know, why can't you take a win? And then move on. I mean getting 19 senators to vote on this $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and probably getting a pretty good bipartisan vote on it in the house, even though I still don't think we have the money. From a political standpoint is a win. Yeah, and you know back to you made a comment about Bill Maher. Bill more, I think is flipping. I think he's flipping two more Can. I don't want to use the work. He's a classical liberal is what he is. He's a classical liberal. If you go look up the definition of that. Where they're socially liberal, but they they use common sense. Yeah, it's common sense. And there's some of those still left in this country, Not a whole lot of them. Well, he made another point, which I thought was interesting Is that about all the whining the struggle and Rod? Huey says, this all the time that Democrats need the struggle. They want to have the the enemy, right? But But what Bill Maher has said, and again, I'm not. I'm not saying you know the gospel, according to Bill Maher, What I'm saying is when a guy like him is saying where, you know, Take the win. You can say things are better without acknowledging there's more to do. It's just like when Zell Miller talked about half a loaf, it's actually the new way of saying half a loaf if you can get half a loaf. Which is what the 1.2 infrastructure bill is. Take the take the half a low and then come back and fight another day because you know the damn progressives. Excuse my French are not going to give up. You know it. No, they're not going to do We do We get mad at each other. We take our ball and go home. But the darn progressive stay together, No matter what. Yeah, well, they really do And incrementally is what you're saying. Let's get an incremental increase. And whatever it is, I'm not in favor of the 1.2. Trillion it. At all, except for the 23% that are that's infrastructure related, but that being said it's done so we've got to deal with it. Yeah, and I mean, it's kind of like I've been listening to John Boehner's book and He makes the point about when the tea party came in. And at that point in time he had about 100 and five conservatives. And he had about 135 that maybe weren't conservative or weren't conservative enough or whatever, Rhinos whatever you want to call them, and then so he had to say, Hey, if we can get, you know, half of what we want. Let's try to do that. But it happened not only under Boehner, but under the first two years of of, um Ryan when he was leading the house. When President Trump was in there, there was a faction. Of the house that was safe. We don't get everything we want on the Republican side. Then we're going to take our ball and go home. And, you know, folks, I don't want to give things away. Don't get me wrong. But what we need to have some winds here. We need to have some winds. Yeah, Negotiating is the key. I hate the word compromise, but we can negotiate where everybody has a win. And that's got to happen. We've got to start doing that again, and the big winds got to come with the budget proposal. We have got to not pass the 3.5 trillion, and in the next fiscal year we have got to get back on regular order. And put a plan together. It won't be the Paul Ryan 10 years to balance the budget plan. It's going to be more like a 30 year mortgage, but if we don't start if we keep putting it off, kicking the can down the road to next year. That's why this 2022 election is so important. People don't stay home. Don't take your ball and go home. Make sure you get out there and vote. You know, if 95% of registered people, people that could be registered to vote in Georgia are registered to vote..
"zell miller" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"And it cuts across a lot of historical inequities for people of color in Texas, with poll taxes and everything else, so it's definitely a push button provocative issue, But you know what? They need to get back to work and wrestle for the best possible bill. They can get in this session, and then they need to go back as you said, and get more people elected that agree with them. And it's It's kind of like the Zell Miller remember Senator Zell Miller, who was our governor and then our lieutenant governor. Before that, he said, You take half a loaf. And then when you go back the next time you try to get another half you tried. I mean, it's the old way. We used to do things and I believe we can get back there. Lisa Wexler. I think that that I think that's Biden's approach. Frankly, he understands that better than anybody. He gets it he needs to. He needs to demonstrated a little bit more, and I think he's trying. But he's up against this progressive weighing that is just given him. Heck on everything. He does every side. Yeah. Yeah, but especially the progressive wing in his own party is like they don't want half a loaf. Do you know what I mean? They want a loaf of bread we have in in Connecticut to the same thing in Connecticut with a month. You know what I'm talking about? All right. Well, thank you, Lisa for being with us today, Appreciate it very much. Always a pleasure. Thank you. You know, it's true. It's like I think that it's funny because Biden went over to the Congress yesterday, and he said, it's good to be home and and I thought, And then he corrected himself. It's going to be back here, but I think that's the way he really feels. That's where he got the most work done. That's where he got the most. Do you know what I'm saying? And and to him. It feels like a home and he's like for it to be like it was in the good old days, and for him the first thing he's got to keep together as his Democratic caucus. Okay, that's the first thing he's got to do. And then yeah, and so he's getting a lot of pressure, as is Nancy Pelosi and others from this faction of the party. Which is less than 20% of the party, But they're they're pushing, but you know, as always there loud, you know, and and again. I think I said this. When Biden came in, I said Biden is going to be that guy that's going to try to stand in the middle and pull everybody like a tug of war together. That's going to that's his thing. The only problem with that you can never please everybody. And so what happens is you end up getting it from every side instead of have fun in a safe place. But I was I was very disappointed in him the other day with the speech that he made in Philadelphia because it was so unlike him, it was more like Donald Trump's speech. If you one of the truth as far as I missed it, what the exaggerated rhetoric about how How you know the voting law in Georgia or Texas or whatever is worse, the worst loss since the Civil War and I I just think you can't gloss over the last 150 years of history and somehow say That when more people are turning out, you know Otis called yesterday and he was got very mad at me because I said that he was he was exaggerating and that he wasn't representing, um, the truth about these bills because he was trying to Um, gin up his base. Okay? And, um, and he was conflating. Otis was conflating What he said with January 6th, and I think they're all different issues, right? January. 6th. Yes, that was and and the reason why I don't call it an insurrection is because our Constitution worked. The the election was certified on January 6th and the change of power happened at noon on January. The 20th..
"zell miller" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"As a country that the side that wins just starts firing off executive order after executive order some of them undo the executive orders from the previous administration and in throw in another executive order and it seems to me that it's a it's a game of get as much as you can for your side. You're fifty percent of the country as you can while you're there so it won't be as crazy and chaotic as the first days of in perception is the first days of trump. But i imagine just just just going to be one executive order rifled off after another. We'll go back into the paris accord turnaround whatever was going on in the border. Things like that to say. Hey we're in charge now. And i don't think that we have We used to have a sort of a narrative that we've been through administrations republican and democrat. Were initiatives were maybe picked up giving a new face or but we had things that other countries allies and our adversaries would know that there are certain things that of continue in american life. What i worry about now with this fifty fifty countries and we just get herky-jerky so that we just have executive orders that turn around the old executive orders add some new executive orders and if a republican wins and twenty twenty four and twenty twenty-five villages. Rescind those executive orders to their executive orders. They'll be a lot of talk of unity today. But i don't want to be cynical eric. I don't be all or i'll be cynical. I think it's a land grab right. It's a land grab and they'll grab as much land as they can while they can speaking of helping them grab some land scott slade. I saw on social media. Jon ossoff and raphael warnock have their pictures up standing in front of the capitol there for the inauguration. Getting sworn in this afternoon that in of itself some mental monumental change for georgia. but that's for sure Start talking about the winning the first Statewide races since nineteen ninety-two on a biden was first Yeah was the last year. We had two democrats from georgia in the in the united states. two thousand two. I think max. Cleland zell miller i two thousand and zell miller just been appointed. Or you're right you're exactly right. Just stop by a couple of years and these executive orders that Eric von has to talked about. I'm here he's got. He's going to sign the biden. Signed fifteen the in his first moves was president. I don't know if he's going to do all that today. Like eric mentioned with the paris. Climate accord and whatnot What kind of horse could the too good a president biden ride if he's able to deliver these one hundred million vaccine doses in one hundred days yet. Give him some shellac on anything else he wants to do it really will. It'll give him cover for sure if they can do it in an how they do it. That seems to be from what i've been reading this morning His day one goals have way more to do with covid But also reversing a bunch of the orders and You're from what the what. I was reading this morning and axios. He doesn't into sign all those executive orders at five fifteen today essentially undoing. A lot of the things that the president did I still the president And then advancing some employment protections for federal employees. They thought were undone. But you know this. Gets to the point that eric was just making so much of what happens in washington now is by regulatory structure and Executive branch and congress really doesn't do a whole lot anymore. Seeing how thick is the federal register. Now that has all this stuff in it..
"zell miller" Discussed on WDUN AM550
"God, Just because you have a personal opinion different than mine. You have a right to say. Nobody has a right to become a mom. We all should stand united in condemning the mob together. Violence. Destruction and chaos we saw earlier was unacceptable, undemocratic and UN American Was the saddest day. I've ever had is serving as a member of this institution. It's morning Talk with Martha Zoller and I'm on the phone today because we're having a little trouble with our connection and Rod. He was in the studio with me and run heart is on the phone with me. Run. Home about the Georgia Senate runoff, but a lot has happened in the last 24 hours. What's your thought about what we saw yesterday? Locked it up. Frustration of money, Little America. People are tired of government kind of push it in and there's distrust of the system. It's kind of funny. Oh, it's gonna watch CBS news yesterday and they were standing there kind of walking on the capital. They call it a mob German When it happened, I mean, organ they were they were peaceful. Protesters even with fires were going on. So in the media coverage, the battle of its planet, but not a good look. The Republicans in general, But let Mr between me and people out there. $74 million Trump. You can have five or eight or 12 or 15 Go off the rails a little bit. I just happens sometimes. You know, it's funny, because, um, we had a caller yesterday standing. He was really looking forward to the day when we had two strong parties again. And, um, I think, especially in Georgia, if you got a vote that now for two elections is basically come out. 50 50 I would say both parties. They're kind of equally strong. That may be good or bad, but you've got about equal numbers and we see this across the country to I don't think the problem is the parties. I think the problem is You know what people get mad and take their ball and go home. Here. There's a little bit of that. And it was on the other side as well. But you're right. California just elected two senators from Georgia. I mean, much will be California senators. They're not go just type of senators. You think about it. I think the other half of bay in that came in In donation. 80 90% was out of state of Georgia. So we, you know, every other commercial that had to be great for your industry. So it's media. But they really commercial TV was was commercial. So that made it. I've had three all I got so tired. Even either way I got I just got tired. I had to turn him also. We're in a weird place right now. People are upset. You know, I hope that's all they do is that But there's there's a sense of frustration out there and not trusting to the million voting system that trusting That's the systems in general, and people have watched his polls in Georgia. They walk away. Say, Look, You have a complaint. You go the poll watcher person, but they've been there forever. And they just basically don't don't do anything that you know they don't do anything. Those. It's a system controlled by Democrats. Because Democrats seem to be more in government. The problems have jobs. We gotta work everyday fare taxes, they go in the government that they can't control the The infrastructure right now. You're a humorist. I mean, and you You're pretty funny. Most of the time in 2020. It's been a hard year to be funny, 2021. I don't know where it's gonna be. But what are you looking at? What are the issues you're looking at? As we go forward into 2021. As for humoring, Obviously, Biden is he's he's You know, He's a gentle four and he's the last machine. You know he's you can make fun of him because he's white males. That should be easy for us. You know what could be pushed back on that? But if he does stupid things right, he's forgetful. He's government food, and he's kind of old school. That type of thing. So you think he could plan his own surprise party at this stage of his career? This never get better. I don't think so. There's plenty make fun all you gotta do this fall away. Get your point across. But he's said recently. I thought that assault and And um or not would win Georgia about five suitcases going to boot. Listen, Thank you for checking in force at the end of the year, and we're gonna have young more next year. They are 2021. Thank you so much, So it's a bit more protection. Thank you. Was funny, because, you know, Ron, you should read some of his college because he's very funny, but when he said, by the great because he's forgetful in his white so you can make fun of him. I thought that was funny, Interesting. Yeah, I mean, because it is kind of like the last group of people long time ago, Zell Miller When he was on the Senate floor, he said, the last group of people you could make fun of where nobody will say anything about it is hillbillies. Okay, is what he said. I think right now, the last group of people you can make fun of without anybody saying anything about you is white guys. And it's It is kind of where we are. We've got to get our sense of humor back and it's hard to do after what we saw yesterday, But we got to get our ability to talk to each other to be able to laugh together to be able to do things together. Because your whole life is not politics. I know it feels like that. Sometimes it's your whole life is not politics totally agree with that. And some people that is their whole life and So you got to get back to living. If politics is your whole life, you're not living. You got to get back to living, enjoying what God created for us to enjoy and enjoying people. So if you were talking to, you know, a Republican group and you know right now what would be your message for them? Well, my message would be to get focused, You know, Get back. Get back to what we will build on. Get back to what you're supposed to be doing. Um You've been totally distracted. I think both parties have been totally distracted. But if I was talking to a Republican group, it would be okay. Pick up the pieces. Build and build stronger, be prepared. Be the ones that I've always thought of the Republicans as people that were business minded that were they seem to always just have it together. No matter what was going on in the back room, they just seemed like they had it together. Absolutely got a text in that said, Rod. You are exactly right. People need to be heard. I feel like I don't get a say anymore. Voting doesn't work. The media has a place to see their lives and Mr Information. Politicians have a place to see their lives and misinformation, and the people aren't represented truthfully by the people that are elected Kevin in Cleveland, and, you know, I think that represents a lot of people that they feel like they're not being heard. And I think that in a way it gets back to Getting smaller, not necessarily worrying about. Obviously I worry about what happens in Washington after what happened yesterday. But okay, working your community get involved in a food bank or a community's volunteer opportunity or church or Something like that and be small and purposeful and then build back up out from there. So that is awesome. We talked about some things in 2019 and one those things was and I know that's a long time ago. Seems like now, but one of those things was going to go small to go big. And when you think about that, that's exactly what we need to get back to grass roots go small to go big. Absolutely. You can join some phones at 7705352911. Let's go to Daniel in Lula. Hey, Daniel. Hey, Ugo. I'm doing Well, Thank you. Just listening to the program. I appreciate you having me on Sure what's on your mind? Just.
Trump floats idea of using Pentagon budget to pay for border wall
"In all states a new report finds president trump may be looking for another way to pay for his border wall the washington post reports president trump is pushing for the pentagon to pay for the wall calling it a national security issue the report says the president told house speaker paul ryan in a meeting that the military should pay for the wall and while ryan offered little reaction senior capitol hill officials called the proposal unlikely mr trump has been pressing for twenty five billion dollars in funding for his border wall that massive omnibus funding bill passed by congress last week offered only one point six billion for border security including fencing and levies president trump originally insisted that mexico would pay for the wall linda kenyon washington a federal appeals court overturned the decision in a long running legal battle over whether google infringed on oracle's java programming language to build it's hugely popular mobile operating system android the court said google's use of java was not fair and sent the case back to trial to determine damages news and analysis at townhall dot com i'm keith peters the body of zell miller former georgia governor and us senator will lie in state in atlanta until a funeral tomorrow republican and democratic lawmakers have lined up to pay tribute including three ex presidents jimmy carter bill clinton and george w bush carter says elmore zell miller did more to help schoolchildren than perhaps any governor in american history line clout to educate children from cape to twelve and tens of thousands of young georgia's have been able to go to college because the hope scholarships responsible for creating former president george w bush said he found zell miller a willing ally work hard on educational reform and textually tax relief while there was always a democrat he was never an ideologue as he put it you won't find average americans on the left or on the.
US Navy sails near Pacific artificial island to challenge Chinese maritime claim
"Charge you the justice department says the hacking scheme was sponsored by iran's revolutionary guards the nine suspects remain at large and may never be brought to trial since the us has no extradition treaty with iran a us navy destroyer challenge chinese claims in the south china sea today in the latest freedom of navigation exercise their ship came within twelve nautical miles of a chinese built artificial island in the spratly islands china call the operation a serious political and military provocation the trump administration formally proposed rules this evening that effectively banned bump stocks the gunman in last year's las vegas massacre used one they enable semi automatic rifles to fire like machine guns the announcement came on the eve of tomorrow's mass march against gun violence here in washington in southern maryland a sixteen year old girl has died after being shot at her high school jay lin willie was fatally wounded tuesday by her ex boyfriend the boy died at the scene after trading shots with a deputy who was stationed at the school another student was wounded but is recovering and former twoterm georgia governor and us senator zell miller died today he was a lifelong democrat with a fiercely independent streak in one thousand nine hundred eighty two he campaigned for democrat bill clinton for president and key noted the party's convention later he accused democrats of veering to the left and keynote at the two thousand four republican convention for george w bush zell miller was eighty six years old still to come on the news our students from around the nation prepare to protest against gun violence shields and brooks on the many shakeups at the white house how cutting edge technology can reveal the rich history of bermuda shipwrecks and much more.