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TSA officers at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport find 8 guns over one-week period
"Security Agency detail at Bush Intercontinental Airport is real, reporting the discovery of eight guns inside luggage in just one week, six of the eight handguns were loaded. The eight guns are among 92 that have been found at the airport. This here. Juan Sanchez, federal security director at Bush says most of the people who had guns in their carry on bags Hey, They forgot they were there, he says. That's no excuse Firearms on Ly allowed on flights if they're unloaded inside checked bags and declared at check in.
Police Request Public's Help Identifying Suspect in Road Rage Incident in Garland, Dallas
"Public's help in identifying a road rage suspect there. On Thursday around 9 30 officers responded to a shooting in the 5700 block of love on Dr When they arrived, they found Corey partook. Inside a blue Honda is suffering from a gunshot wound Parties wife had been driving they were traveling north down Olive on near Buckingham rode a wreck, forcing them to make a lane change, causing her toe. Cut off a driver in a silver Dodge Ram that truck driver tailgated. The Honda then pointed a handgun out of his window and fired multiple shots striking part you could suffer to collapse along, he tells NBC five. No. I kept thinking to myself was I need to make it. I need to make it. I have a wife that loves me. I have a family that loves me. Suspect described as a heavy set male. No facial hair was last seen near Laban and the George Bush and what police believe is a silver four door, Dodge Ram. The Coast Guard
Woman Facing Intoxication Manslaughter Charge in Dallas Crash
"West Dallas police. A woman facing intoxication. Manslaughter charges in the crash happened Friday night of George Bush Turnpike Service Road, the victim. 37 year old man woman taken to the hospital with a man the man declared dead at the hospital that NBC five says around 9 30. PM there's 24 year old woman driving a white Ford fusion eastbound on the service road. Hit the victim's green Toyota Camry that was heading north bound on
John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta
"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.
Ep. 008: Hedrick Smith talks grassroots democratic reform & reclaiming the American Dream - burst 02
"Edrich. How did we get here? Well you know I have to tell him like eleven following American Politics American economics for about five decades and I really watched both the political system and the economic system victory over that time in economics, the things really began to change in the eighties early eighties. From World War Two until the end of the seventies. When the economy grew the middle class standard of living rose with it. You can see him almost move in tandem all levels of society moved up together but then we started to get what they call shareholder capitalism maximum return to shareholders. Wages tended to get frozen. They got stagnant. The middle class of living deteriorated wealth got concentrated. The top one percents the top point went percents top point zero, zero, one percent, and then you had a bunch that happened in the economy partly because of shareholder capitalism, we can talk about that. But also because of the way the tax system was changed huge tax cuts. Under Ronald Reagan under George Bush on Donald Trump for the wealthy added about five trillion dollars five trillion dollars to the wealth of the people at the top end added to the insecurity of the middle class people not knowing whether or not. They could afford their retirement, send their kids to college of for their homes, make it from month to month, and at the same time that was happening a lot of that money was spilling into the political system. So you had the increase. Influence of mega donors, corporate money, and billionaire money particularly since the Citizens United Decision in January twenty ten by the Supreme Court which has given just a free pass to unlimited amounts of money and you've seen the amount of money skyrocket wing go into that. and. That's really affected the political system and the other thing is the party differences have hardened.
Trump to send 'surge' of hundreds of federal agents to cities
"Trump's dispatch of federal agents, first to Portland, Oregon and now to other cities has touched off an intense legal and political debate. David Martin has Our Sunday Journal. What are you doing? Use your words. What are you doing? Video of men in camouflage snatching a protester off the streets of Portland, Oregon, set off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. What is going on confusion about who these men are on outrage at President Trump's threat to do the same in other cities? We're looking in Chicago two. We're looking at New York. Look at what's going on all run by Democrats all run by very liberal Democrats. The Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said she would welcome federal help to fight crime. No wants no part of what she's seeing on the streets of Portland. We don't need federal troops. We don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of Chicago, the agents important look like soldiers. In fact, they're members of the border patrol far from their usual missions of going after drug smugglers along the Mexican border. They're under the command of acting Director of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf. These officers are not military. They are civilian police officers. These police officers are not stormtroopers. They're not the Gestapo if some have described them, there has been a tremendous a tremendous amount of false information out there. Mark Morgan, head of customs and Border protection. Provided a citizen's guide to the insignia on their uniforms Patrol. Clearly police. It's marked on the front and the back clearly every single agent a CZ. Portland's protests continued in the aftermath of George forwards death. Trump administration moved in to protect federal building from Vandals. These individuals carry lasers, baseball bats. Explosive fireworks, metal pipes, last bottles, accelerants and other weapons, all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement. There are plenty of protesters who do not fit that description. Women who call themselves the wall of moms. Naval Academy graduate Christopher David, who stood his ground but did not appear to threaten the federal agents. They kept hitting me and he eventually hit my hand and broke it. I needed to stay as calm as possible. I had no idea what these guys were capable of. Even the mayor doesn't want these federal agents inner city got hit with tear gas provoked the mayor calls it urban warfare. Paul Rosenzweig, who served in the Department of Homeland Security. DHHS under Republican President George Bush calls it unprecedented. Never have I seen it before where the federal government has imposed its will on the state and says We're going to do this mission whether you want us here or not. It's unprecedented. Is it legal? It is probably on the border lines of legal The department was created in the anxious days after 9 11 when another attack was fear terrorists attacks by Al Qaeda or a nuclear weapon or a biological threat. Never did We contemplate that they actually be used against American citizens, and that's where the authority has been stretched beyond all recognition. And here is what most people don't know about D H S. The Department of Homeland Security has more law enforcement resource is at its disposal than the rest of the federal government combined. This is the kind of first time that the American public is seeing that the reality of that Acting DHHS. Chief Wolf, who traveled to Portland to inspect the damage, says it's all about protecting federal property. But in addition to tear Gates, there is Mohr than a whiff of politics in the air. The acting secretary has chosen to essentially declare war on a segment of the American populace. It's transparently a political exercise. Transparently political. What do you mean? This is, I think clearly part and parcel off President Trump's ongoing Ah political effort to demonize the left to try and make this election about Cultural issues and to scare the American public into voting for him. However, the battle of Portland and there is something else at stake. What does it do to the image and reputation of the Department of Homeland Security? This incident is going to do lasting damage to the department. I think that the department is a necessary component of our national security apparatus. But this is going to do nothing but give ammunition to those who think off the department as a rogue. Police force. That ought not to exist.
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
A Conversation With Country Star Mickey Guyton
"Star Mickey gotten about the state of the genre, and her new single black like me. So, Mickey, we have this tweet from Ric Ward, Who says, I think the lines of country music get blurred. What makes it country I thought the little Naz Exxon Old Town Road was country, but it was kicked off the country charts and before you answer, let me just remind listeners. The old town road Song was a major hit, and it debuted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and the Hot Countries Songs chart. But then Billboard removed Old Town Road from the list of hot country songs and informed Columbia Records. That's laws Exes label that his Inclusion in that list was a mistake. What do you make of that battle over what is and what is not country music like an answer you that question right now, the whole over the last Eight years I have been hearing Trot beats an army melodies and country music and I've seen men wearing flat billed hats and Timberlands. And Doing a lot of what black culture does. So that is where the lines have gotten blurred and It has been Kind of frustrating for me because As a black woman who has grown up on that music. It was just very odd to me that they would call Little Naz Exxon, not country, but everything else is country. From other men, and that was a huge Dilemma for me. I had a really hard time. Writing songs myself because What was considered country for some people wasn't considered country for me. And that's where the lines have been drawn are blurred. Do you think that line has been drawn based on race that if a white artist had done old town road, it would have stayed in the country charts. I am. Because it wasn't an artist. I don't want to say absolutely. Yes, but I think that would have been a huge factor. Yes. This is something that you have without naming names. You have called out others in your industry for and I again want to go back to this interview that you did You said. I've been called the n word within this industry on DH. If you don't say something, it's saying that you don't care about me that I don't belong. Here is what that says to me. Yeah. What? What do you want your fellow artists in country music to say, I want them to say that they support black lives. Period. Saying you support black lives isn't saying you don't support Blue lives. It's not saying that you don't support all lives. When you don't say that there are black people. There are very few black people within this industry that air trying to find their footing within this industry. And if you're saying your acceptance of us You're not. And you're not saying that. That's how I feel. And I was very nervous when blackout Tuesday happened. I was terrified. I didn't know. If anybody was goingto say they support black lives because I understand that it's scary, especially with in country music because we don't typically express Our opinions on anything. And at that moment, it was more important. To rock the boat and say that you support black lives to let people know within the industry that we matter. Because there's been so many times that we haven't There's been times where I've been at a concert in Sol Confederate flags. Flown waving in my face. And I felt very alone in those moments. And this was a moment and a chance in a time for them to show that racism is not accepted within the country Community period. This is something that you have been grappling with. For most of your life. It seems like you grew up in mostly white neighborhoods in Texas. Yeah, why did you end up going to private school? I went to private school because I grew up and lived in Crawford, Texas. And where I lived in Crawford, Texas. Former Gore governor at the time was Governor George Bush's ranch was right next to my subdivision. And the school that I was supposed to go out there didn't want black kids to go to that school. So my parents had to work to put me in private schools and even in private schools, I still experience racism. There was a time I remember the map of Africa was pulled down and one of my private schools Trinity Lutheran. And two little white kids were saying In a different way. And I remember looking at my teacher and I still don't even understand what that meant. But I knew it was a word that we're not supposed to say. And the teacher didn't chastise them. She just said it's actually pronounced and that was it. Yeah, that's a lot. Luke Tweets. Keep doing you, Mickey. Music is beautiful, and so are you. You're just adding to that beauty of it. Don't stop. Don't ever
Trump campaign blames protesters and media for disappointing turnout
"Breaking now president trump held his first campaign rally in three months in Tulsa yesterday to a smaller crowd of supporters and expected most breaking the CDC guidelines packed together without masks in the city with the recent spike of the deadly disease caused a lot of worry A. B. C.'s tie at hen Hernandez reports the president also took aim at the presumptive democratic nominee Joe Biden and the supreme court's decision overturning trump's actions on daca something president still considered a victory basically said you want what you have to come back and re do it it's almost like she come on back your paper work was no good but we're gonna be refiling Saturday's rally wasn't as heavily attended as the trump campaign had promised for the past few weeks the trump campaign blamed lower turnout on radical protesters and the media okay then did get hit with a cease and desist order for using the song I won't back down by Tom Petty at the rally the family said in a statement last night saying that petty who died two and a half years ago I would never want a song of his use for campaign of hate before he died petty said cease and desist orders to president George bush and senator John McCain to stop that song from being used
Cory Booker on how the U.S. should reform policing
"We want to speak now to New Jersey senator Cory Booker who joins us from his home in Newark a morning to senator good morning mark thank you for having me in Atlanta was the killing of Richard Brooks an example to you of excessive use of force I was a bit of a new Jersey's largest city with the police department if one of my officers shot someone in the back while they were fleeing with a non deadly weapon that is unjust use of force and unacceptable to community standards and it's very unfortunate and and tragic given the broader concern at the federal levels on how to come up with legislation that both sides can get behind you heard senator Scott say that when it comes to qualified immunity the administration has made clear to him that is a poison pill it cannot be in any kind of legislation how do you offset the concern in the administration that qualified immunity helps well it it it's necessary because police need to make split second decisions and they can't be thinking twice in a way that inhibits them from doing their job how do you offset that specific concerns well let's understand that qualified immunity right now it's not a democratic support thing Clarence Thomas and conservative Supreme Court justice is saying that we need to re examine qualified immunity well some of my Republican colleagues in the Senate right now have come forward to me and said we need to re examine qualified immunity or qualified immunity does in this country is allows a case in Washington were pregnant woman seven months pregnant was dragged into a street for not signing a parking ticket in taste three times no accountability those police officers were qualified all finding unity it's a case in Utah where bicycle rider the hundred yards away was shot multiple times by multiple police and then they claimed it was just mistaken identity no accountability in terms of qualified immunity even in Washington and even in Oklahoma the man with pneumonia wandering stumbling to a hospital unarmed was shot and killed by police so I can go through the whole rific example after horrific example we have to ask ourselves a society do we want to have a nation where police officers who really awful things cannot be held accountable to sit two civil rights charges and that's unacceptable and so I I hear what folks are saying but when there's so many conservative voices are talking about qualified immunity and when we know that no one in America should be above the law I think it's time that we change qualified immunity what what what you heard center Scott say that was the term poison pill meaning this could this could sink everything else what about his idea that he floated there of decertification as a way to reduce officer misconduct well every American should think for themselves if your wife or daughter or family member was that pregnant woman who was brought out into the middle of a street for not signing a property contains three times is the certification a real accountability we are a nation right now where the sense of what's possible has shifted the bill that I just did with incredible partners like Kamel Harrison house members that would have been poisoned pills just a month ago this is a moment in American history where there are things in the Republican bill that allows still choke holds for a no knock warrants which were being banned right now from Kentucky to New York this is not a time for lowest common denominator watered down reforms it's time to stop the problem because if you if someone's needs on your neck you can't take it halfway off and say that that's progress we have the tools with which to stop people from dying and any spill should have a ban on racial and religious profiling call four by George Bush in his first address to Congress are you saying are you saying on this one particular issue that you will not sign any bill unless there is a reduction that would allow for it to be easier to prosecute bad cops look hi I have witnessed in my life the awful criminal justice system getting worse from nineteen eighty till now are criminal or course Rhaetian going up five hundred percent in America and it was part of a compromise bill to liberate thousands of people out of prisons and so I did the best I can in the first step we did to tear down a system of mass incarceration which the land of the free has one out of every three incarcerated women on the planet earth even though we're only five percent to close population so do I want progress yes but when you when you stop shores and start talking about finding a bill that's the lowest common denominator it is meaning that we will revisit this again with another on armed black person gets killed in the nation the rocks we should be seeking to solve the problem pushing the back when possible and getting as big of a coalition as we possibly can if it did but didn't and you're saying that there is a chance here that this moment could you could miss the moment that Democrats Republicans won't be able to come to a compromise no I'm saying that we could miss the moment by not solving the problem and ending practices yeah we know would make a difference to lives things like having police misconduct registries yeah open to the public because sunshine is the best disinfectant so I'm gonna do everything I can in this moment that is it every day with with artists of activism nonviolent protesters on the streets every day well I want to ask you I want to ask about this moment because I mean it's an election year and emotions are already super charge the president this morning sent a tweet quoting Michael Moore filmmaker it said Democrats shouldn't underestimate white male trump supporters rage and emotion you heard my exchange with senator Scott about whether it is ignorance or deliberate nous to plan a rally around June thirteenth eight do you believe that you can come to a compromise with this administration on this issue this is what I know I know the harder to Scotton centers like center Braun who said to me he's full of qualified I mean it's on the table we we are one body the United States Senate and and people of good heart good spirit regardless what the president does he can veto a bill but we should come forward in this moment in history which will be judged we should put our best face F. best faith effort forward to put a bill on intact it will stop the kind of awful violence and in killing of unarmed people that we see in our country we can do that we know what about this and we know that half measures have not worked in the past from person to
Bush: 'It is time for America to examine our tragic failures'
"Former president George Bush has issued a statement in regards to the state of the country surrounding the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody bush says he and his wife Laura have chosen to remain silent this long because quote this is not the time for us to lecture it is time for us to listen it is time for America to examine our truck examine our tragic failures as we do we will also see some of our redeeming strengths in the statement bush commands those peacefully protesting over the death of George Floyd and racial injustice while also criticizing those to
Protests Derail Comeback for Restaurants, Retailers
"For some retailers and restaurants it's a double whammy first corona virus now protests Serrano Serra of the Wall Street journal has more Serra what big box retailers have been most affected what part it was really the first biggest retailer that we saw fifteen serious damage to the stores and have to share some stories headquartered in Minneapolis where George Bush side in police custody and they have a store on Lake Street which is one year where he died you know that was looted and burned out last week they have since you know over the weekend close about two hundred stores but it's a it's a really rapidly evolving situation you know they said when I talk to them over the weekend because can be causing a disturbance may have to shut down the sources further opening and closing I think about seven stories right now have been damaged Walmart also closed hundreds of stores preemptively to prevent damage to stores and some of their stories also the state that much what is Amazon done to protect its employees that they are limiting deliveries in some cases you know not one of the first and beyond that it's a little bit unclear how that will affect them the community is you know it's really small businesses that have been hit hardest for example near that target in Minneapolis now there's a strip of family businesses chiropractors liquor stores restaurants that were also damaged and more that are closing preemptively in many cities and as you set up you know in the beginning a lot of restaurants and small businesses have been closed since March for corona virus reasons and so this is supposed to be sort of a re opening moment and instead they're shutting down longer there are retailers and our restaurants insured against looting damage or is it an individual case by case basis for the smaller folks you know it isn't an individual case by case basis it'll eat up a large companies have insurance and many of the smaller businesses have insurance as well I think for many of them when we talk to some of the small business owners it's really figuring out especially at this moment when they're already in financial stress how long can you keep going you know they've already had to serve whether payroll and figure out how to pay the bills and rent they're they're not in a strong financial position to
Joe Biden says voters 'ain't black' if they support Trump, then apologizes
"You have a problem figuring out whether you're trump and you ain't black it don't have nothing to do with trump. It have to do the fact. I want something for my community. I would love to record van. You're saying he still hasn't shown you why you would vote for him. Specifically a black woman. Running me is necessary especially after the day when we see a black person voting for trump. And you know trump is the modern allowed people in this country. That does make you question how much that person cares about his people. So I understand the statement shop from a from a whole white male. Joe By some fallout from that tense interview between Joe Biden and radio host. Charlemagne the God it comes as Biden has acknowledged the next stage of the vice presidential. Vetting is about to begin. And so we thought we'd call on two of our own colleagues who have quite a bit of experience with that process as we debut a new segment on our program the powerhouse players with ABC News Contributors Republican Chris Christie and Democrat Rahm Emanuel they will offer insight and analysis like nobody else as the two thousand election ramps up and rum. Let's get right to it. You heard it right there. Joe Biden putting his foot in his mouth. He apologized for being so cavalier. But where does this go from here? Well first of all I think what it does is obviously influences. The vice presidential selection. Everybody that tells you. A dozen isn't being honest. It has an impact on a weight on the scale etc and I think the Biden campaign credit for mealy jumping on it and try to Deflated everybody is united in the party with a single goal of beating. President trump. I would step back though and say violated a simple number one rule. You have to project that you're gonNA earn every vote fight for every vote just like you're gonNA fight for this country and what this said underneath was. I'm going to get your vote no matter what I do. Because the other guy's worse than me. And that violates politics one on one but Chris. The trump campaign was immediately out with ads. Criticizing Biden does that continue sure. Of course it doesn't and here's the problem Ramadan. I've talked about this before. The Biden campaign should do everything they can to keep Joe Biden in the basement and stop talking because as soon as he starts talking he starts to create problems. He's in the phase of the campaign right now where it's really a referendum on the president unless he turns it into a binary choice and by doing things like he just did. He's turning it into a binary choice and rob complements the Biden Campaign for defusing it. They've had plenty of practice in trying to defuse these things and they're gonNA play anymore. I suspect in terms of the impact on the vice presidential pick. Though I hope it doesn't impact it because if it does he could take himself down the McCain Sarah Palin route which is not the place he wants to go in my view. This is a first. Do No harm pick for Vice President Biden and run by was already under some pressure to choose a black woman as a running mate. He says multiple or under consideration. Does this increase the pressure? In the likelihood he will choose a black woman. It adds weight obviously To that effort and I think you know I believe in I think you have to look at the history of Vice President. Used to pick a vice president. One do no harm to balance your weaknesses whether it's geographic or ideological when President Clinton picked Al Gore. Jason Southern Moderate Tennessee Arkansas. He Changed The paradigm from balance to partnership. And I think you look at it. It's not like George Bush had worry about Wyoming or president or Senator Barack Obama had to worry about Della Gore's electoral votes. They answered a political part of the equation. But they also added a partnership Element I think in the end of the day the most important vetting after you get to the final three will be president. Senator Vice President Joe Biden. See this person. His partner in making these critical decisions and that to me will be the element that amounts. Because when you look at Sarah Palin she did not fulfil John McCain's message themes and who he was as a character and it became apparent to the voters. This was an impulse. Joyce real choice of a partnership and Chris Biden has committed to selecting a woman. Does that box some in? Was that a good idea. Well listen it's his call right and what it does is it eliminates about fifty percent of the population. But that's his call. I think that you know here. It's even more Stark Martha and Robin mentioned. One thing that I think is very important. Joe Biden if elected will be seventy eight years old with a history of some health issues going into this. The American people are going to be looking a little bit different than a partnership. They're going to be looking at this person to say. Can I see this person as president even more starkly than they do with a normal vice presidential pick? I don't think anybody was worried about Barack Obama prematurely dying office. I don't think anybody who's worried about George W Bush in that regard and so looking at this choice. He needs to look at it that way as well given Senator Biden's vice president binds agent so of his history. I've gone through this process twice myself and being vetted and the partnership matters significantly there's no doubt but also that person has to be able to see you but more importantly the American people in this instance has to see that choice as someone they could see as president of the United States that in the next four years.
Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested In Dallas For Crash That Critically Injured Man
"Here in North Texas one person is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver ran a red light this morning in Dallas care all these Bailey Friday has the latest police say a drunk driver blew through a red light in Dallas this morning careening into another driver and sending him to the hospital it happened around midnight on west bound president George Bush turnpike police say thirty eight year old Joel George drove his Cadillac through a flashing red light and crashed into an S. U. V. traveling through a yellow light the force of the crash sent the Honda spinning into a light pole the driver was taken to the hospital in critical condition police arrested George for intoxication
Heavy Rainfall Has I-30 Flooded in Downtown Dallas
"Right now let's get traffic and weather together on the eight it is a mess here is Joyce Nielsen and that it is got a special trying to make your way through downtown the ramp from eastbound thirty to sell found forty five shut down because of flooding and then the ramp from eastbound thirty to north bell seventy five is close that because of an accident that traffic is backing up from an on two thirty five feet now what about bush turnpike at independence parkway it was an act of the three left like look at that is now cleared but the backup remains from seventy five south on seventy five before the six thirty five interchange accident clearing out of the two right lanes filling in a slowdown back to around Arapahoe John wolf has a look at an earlier problem just northwest of downtown Dallas south of thirty five you before regal role I no longer see left lanes blocked still they coming down from the live twelve split now if you come in to lose or me curry creek there from earlier axes the hickory creek parting so cleared up but it's still pretty heavy as you approach four oh seven didn't county thirty five W. twenty four ninety nine thirty five W. acts in the right lane is traffic slow almost back to Denton itself in Carrollton new problem just east of thirty five eastbound George Bush at old Denton we've got an accident effecting the left lane Randy fuller checking and there is a a problem in fort worth along one ninety nine westbound Jacksboro highway is where the problem is nine mile Bridge Road that is closed is an accident and a fuel spill and then in turn is slowing traffic backed Confederate park row downtown fort worth south on thirty five W. the express before far that's clear it's still slow back to meet him from there and north loop eight twenty eastbound at mark for parkway the accidents in that right lane twenty minutes where the heavy back up behind that runs from eight eleven to south Dallas north on forty five before over ten right lane affected by an accidental you from live twelve it must get a couple of issues southbound six three five four counties Boulevard two left lanes are blocked by a fender Bender slowing you from thirty north bound six thirty five before Britain as an axe in the left lane because go back up from at least like
Biden on Buttigieg: 'He hasn’t been able to unify the black community'
"Out of the White House he should be pending a metal on venemen and not on rush limbaugh. We should all stand colonel. Nice show of how much we supported. Stand up and clap for me get off. Apparently he's not alone. There's late word tonight. Ambassador Research Gordon Sunlen has been abruptly recalled from the EU not onstage today because he's not competing in the earliest dates billionaire businessmen Mike Bloomberg the former mayor of New York. The president seems to view the Republican Party. It's a cult. That will defend anything. He does or says no matter. How lawless or reckless there are millions of people who can desire to run for office? But I guess if you worth sixty billion dollars and you could spent several hundred million dollars aud commercials. You'll have a slight advantage. Dot is not such look. I don't think anyone ought to be able to buy their way Into a nomination or to be president of the United States and Bernie Sanders came out of Iowa in the lead Joe Biden running a distant fourth in Iowa sought to lower expectations here too and took a hit. I'll probably take it here on. Healthcare Tonight Biden went on the attack. Barney's plan costs double double what the taxpayers are paying taking aim at one of Sanders. Signature campaign promises Medicare Medicare for all. Look at the numbers. How much is it going to cost? WHO'S GONNA pay for it? It will cost more than the entire the entire federal budget. We spend now. ABC's David Muir pressed boot `age about his criticism of Biden's vote to authorize war in Iraq. You said it's the difference between tenure and judgment that it's the judgment that matters not the time in Washington Vice President Biden as you know voted. Yes as commander in chief. Do you believe your judgment would be better better than the vice president's. I believe that I have the judgment to help us get through these situations where obviously the vice president made the wrong decision when it came to such such an important moment in our foreign policy I made a mistake I set in fourteen years. God trusted George Bush to keep his word. He said he was not going to go into Iraq he he said he was only using this to unite the United Nations Sanders chimed in on that. I also heard the arguments in terms of the war in Iraq from Bush from Cheney Cheney from John Bolton from the administration I listened very carefully and I concluded that they lying through their teeth tonight Sanders Sanders was asked about Hillary Clinton's recent comments sharply critical of him. Just yesterday on Ellen. For instance a few promise the moon and you can't deliver the moon. Then that's going to be one more indicator of how we just can't trust each other. Our job is to look forward and not back to two thousand sixteen and I hope that Secretary Clinton and all of us can come together and move in that direction. One big theme tonight was how best to appeal. Took all Americans look. We gotTA stop taking the Black Community for granted. That's the starting place. No I'm glad to stand on this stage with my fellow. Democrats who talk about how important. The black community is at least at election time here after year after year election after election after election. Democrats go to people in the black community and say boy. We really care about these issues. Racism is terrible we all want to do something and then somehow the problem just seems to keep heap getting worse. Criminal Justice issues came up in that context. How do you explain the increase in black arrests in south bend under your leadership for marijuana the possession but again the overall rate was lower increase the year before you were an office it was lower has struggled gold to attract support among African Americans? These things are all connected. But that's the point so we're all of the things that need to change in order for us to prevent violence and remove the effects of systemic racism not just from criminal justice from our economy from health from housing and from our democracy itself. Senator Warren is that that a substantial answer from their merge no this democratic debate rather to be trumped the party needs to excite the base ace or unite the middle whether energy or experience matters more and most importantly who has the total package to be trump trump. I'm a fresh face up for presidential debate and I figure Pete that fifty nine my age is the new thirty eight up here. The second the thing I think about this and that is okay there. You go meeting the moment. Next Tuesday New Hampshire voters get their
Can the Dutch save the world from the danger of rising sea levels?
"The Netherlands is the best protect data in the world with centuries of experience in holding back the floodwaters as climate change causes sea levels to rise can touch expertise. Help Save the world cities that are most at risk or think so bad that they will struggle to even save themselves themselves. Simon Cooper has looked into this question and he's with me now to discuss what he discovered. Hi Simon Esta so about a third of the Netherlands. ORLANDS is below sea level including the capital Amsterdam. You grew up in Leiden that also below sea level and were you aware of the risk of flooding. When you're a child ounce on facial redness blow sea level? I must say I never checked during my childhood. There's also a lot of land. That's not below sea level but susceptible to river flooding. WHO's three great rivers above the Rhine and in the Netherlands on my Johnny's to the sea? So you'll always closer river all see. I mean I grew up in Leiden as as you say. Which is I? Don't know about five miles from the same and it's reclaimed. Glands that Western Netherlands is where most of the population lives. So you know very large. Pasta appellation are most of the economy is they're threatened by the see below sea level and the funny thing is that because the Dutch of being so good since the disastrous Austral slaughtered nineteen fifty. Three of keeping the. I'm ribs it pay you better. Think about it in your daily life. I mean they're canals and you got fishing and did you learn to swim as soon as you can. Because it's unsafe to live in the Netherlands. Not being able to swim but generally you just don't think about the threat of flooding the Wolf's experts. I spoke to. This story complained that the population has always complacent. They assume the Netherlands would always be safe from the walls have given the geographical factors. That play is it the case. That's dot. History is littered with flooding disasters up to a certain point. I think you mentioned the last very serious floods Richard in the nineteen fifties. Yeah I mean. The Dutch spent centuries trying to deal with the wolves so plenty of the ELDA. The Roman author was stationed. There I think is a tribune in the first century idea and he he says look at being flooded all the time like wall miserable limbs by the fire of mud and it's just terrible and for centuries being flooded and people drowning was possibly cost of living in that area so they reclaim line from the seat. I built dikes. They did the best to maintain the bikes. It didn't always go well so for example. twenty-one thousands thousands of people were killed in floods maintaining the dykes is always sort of what history is being about. It wasn't always done well. So nineteen fifty three is the walls showed literally you get these disastrous floods kill about eighteen hundred people know. Madeleine's another three hundred dollars. Nason England something there. I think the English would largely forgotten by the doctor having forgotten that so often the fifty three flood the government says right never again and they set up a commission. The Commission says you have to build incredibly expensive defenses and it's going to take decades and cost in tax in this country that has been left low by the wall which is ready poll with people emigrating to the United States Australia and the DOT com says yes. We'll just do it because we have this again. One of the things you write about in the Steve Dunn for fifty we can magazine is something something called the Paul. D'Amato can you just tell us a little bit about what that is. Yes Oh upholder is a piece of reclaimed linemates flatlined and when you take a train through the Netherlands you see everywhere. He's very flat fields often. I see some cows grazing next to the cow will be a massive office block. Is the Docs use every inch of space in the small country and canals to carry off the water and the thing about the pulled. Ramon del as they reclaimed this line but the line was incredibly vulnerable because is one flood and everybody drown us so each district had to maintain its own dykes and in the Netherlands centuries yet terrible religious disputes and people killing each each other promising Catholic woes from fifteen sixty eight and so there was always political division but in the end it didn't really mice what religion you. You had some tightening talk so they created the system of negotiation compromise. You know the local weather being elected and sitting in committees about what's going on with our dyke and so it creates this very politics that exists today of compromise in pragmatism. You had to set the religious stuff and the audiology one side in the end. You just tattoo wet together to survive and mostly things were managed very well so today politics. I mean I think of it as a one party system you have have different policies but that was in coalition with each other and one full more another and so whether or the sensor ride. BVD All green left. All the centre-left peeve on the you're always having to negotiate and deal with each other in a pragmatic way and the Dutch coal that pulled him Odell and the golden so pulling means to sit down and hammer out a compromise compromise that nobody is going to get excited about it. I mean it just fearless. Though as we're seeing sea levels rise that kind of model of cooperation is going to be more and more needed around the world but I mean the other thing overseas money. Do we know roughly how much the Dutch spend each year on flood defences well money. I mean the surprise me. When I was researching the story money in a way is the easy bit I mean? The doctor saves money by spreading their spending. On dykes over seven hundred years. He is but nowadays they spend about a billion euros year on flood defences which given the most of the country's susceptible to floods is where you know bad it's commit more than north point one percents of GDP so the average person just really doesn't exit and obviously doing it from scratch like New Orleans. Now I mean New Orleans which is sort of similar bliss situations of the Netherlands has spent fifteen billion or US suspect fifteen billion levies etcetera. Protecting New Elaine. Since two thousand and five but if that's the cost of the survival of a place is actually not that bad so wealthy countries can do this. The biggest problem is that they don't have pulled a modell they don't have this. Pragmatic take compromise long-term spending which the Dutch you spend on dykes even when there's no crisis even when you haven't been flooded in decades you just do it all the time we know in the US. For example Donald it is just a big problem with spending any infrastructure so they weren't even on potentially life-saving infrastructure. Like dykes levees. So you have to think long term which is the the problem in many societies whereas spending don ends political rhythm so the new government the new president will spend something in the next one more of us. The ducks don't do that. Doesn't Marie Masters and government money got spent and the other thing is that you have to have a national program. You can't say will you happen to live in the two square gweat miles. That's most susceptible to flooding. So you must find the couple of billion it will take you to protect yourself against the wall Cher. No this is a national thing so we have have a national plan and national taxes to raise the money for wo suspending. Even can be a bit more if you live in. wosa threatened district broadly the whole population pays and the other thing. Is that good defenses ready. What when it's a national strategy because if you build a dike or Levee to protect your factory or your neighborhood ed or your apartment building and you see that in Miami where some buildings after on seawall then you're actually endangering the neighbors because the voices will hit your seawall? I'm be diverted to the neighbors so you can't have some people protecting themselves and others not which is very common along the US coasts. The ducks done do that. The whole whole country is protected so I came away thinking countries like the. US can folded countries like Bangladesh. Perhaps not but they don't have the long term they don't don't have the culture of negotiation and compromise and they don't have the National Corporation that you need to do this successfully. Some of these places have been turning to the Dutch asking asking for advice. Is that right. Yeah so I went to the Moslems kidding which is the big storm surge barrier that protects the rouse Ma'am Haba one Dutch official described it smears the front door of the Netherlands so is always waiting to close if the waters rise. Three macy's they haven't since it was completed twenty three years ago so so a lot of foreign visitors come to the Muslim caring because more and more cities around the world thinking of building storm surge. Barrett's the Italians are thinking about it. Venice has some protection protection. Maybe not enough George. Bush was recent visit. He's the Texas Land Commissioner. I think he's the nephew of George. W and George. Bush is trying to think of ways to protect Houston and ironically it's oil refineries from the rising waters which caused caused by the carbon emissions made by those are refineries arrays and so they come to the Netherlands. Look at these models of what the Dutch do and see if they could work in their own countries and to some degree the model model is the easy bit. The infrastructure is the easy but you can't build storm surge barrier but you have to keep monitoring dotting its spending on maintaining it and also so given the wolves are rising checking every couple of years. How long will my barrier last? Are we going to need to build a whole new on. We're GONNA need to build Out Bigger because if you build it for say a meter of rising waters it might not be able to save the water rises one and a half nieces and apart from the Moslem carrying this other flood defence strategy being used by the Dutch. Yeah I mean it's a whole system of dikes. If you woke woke along the seacoast you don't see the waterfront properties that you see in American real estate ads. Where you'll deck overlooks the ocean? And The Netherlands. Nobody lives CBS on the beach. You have the beach and then you have the Junes. which are these man made hills of signed that stopped the C- coming in and you can only live behind the junes? Then you have these sluices which can open or close depending so the real Saddam Hall. The Muslim king is open because as I was standing by the catering watching ships coming in and out on the way to Britain and elsewhere and is able to close. It's like a door that opened it's able to close it's the Walsh's rise so it's a very flexible and complex system the difference in every place in the country but that
"george bush" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Harm a push it toward the president with George Bush when they were they were promoting like let's take part in it but they were totally thrilled with that company in Toronto did a piece about assassinating President Bush and that the media is all over think it was because celebrate you remember that you forgot okay well that happened and people in the in the zombie media what we'll talk about how George Bush can't ties on shoes things like that in retrospect George Bush is not a good president then a couple of good things I think I can't remember them right now but he's not a good president not all global is present the globus presidents are on the Republican side our socialism light it's also solution but they they just get there a little slower in public and party there model one point oh six should be where the Republican Party vote for us we can work the levers of socialism better the Democrats to and the Donald Trump came along and just blew that out of the water is not working lovers of social now where I'm going with this is I remember awhile back reading repeatedly on some of this I took a lot of sites up for coming to the show take a lot of information down from the sites posted and you know the the the the news Max American thinker all of it I I had drugs meant as much as I used to construct is gone so far crazy left it's he's almost a I don't know what it meant drudge at one point I thought he's gonna be sleeping with a communist girl our something's gonna come is girlfriends got to be it's got to be a a fixture but he's gone south so damned bunch you know site now takes up the slack on that big time then sighs outstanding but the right by things like the organ is but one of the ones all check to all check Yahoo and I want to worthy of the enemy's ultra Covington post see what the enemy's up to be Yahoo kept pushing and fostering this report that the Iranians that would be the the guy that Obama he's called the supreme leader over there Khamenei Iran was offering a three what they said four four million dollar bounty on our president it was like they were shocked and this is terrible it was almost like they're saying Hey here is here it is I'm dead serious about that that's how they were doing it and now this Iran has buys across the US officials warn after tram posts a three million dollar bounty on Donald Trump well it was four million actually following are incidents one of a three million dollar bounty for the assassination of president trump US officials and terrorism experts are warning the Taran has significantly expanded its terror capabilities in America potentially allowing the Islamic Republic to conduct a domestic attack so scary isn't it is already lawmakers announced on Tuesday that they would pay three million dollar award in cash to whoever kills trump now this is being reported as it actually is but now Yahoo it was like they they they could not say this enough it was all over the place was almost like Hey look there's a Bonnie to rescue ability stretch beyond lone wolves sleeper cells stationed in America station in America sleeper cells stationed in America Iranian terror proxy such as Hezbollah have long operated across Latin America Latin America including along your southern border around also has established a network of individuals tied to its cuts force wing of the Islamic revolutionary guard specializes in unconventional warfare now that's a reporter from Adam credo now here's an update on this is Adam credo senior writer for a freebie knishes we can look at some of the recent arrests we arrest in California and Michigan I believe and Adams a Sir is a conservative guy and he does a lot of good work reading about the military this is talking about arrests here in California and our own Michigan I believe and these were organized that these were organized Iranian spies there were not random people criticize other conducting surveillance on potential sites also opposition groups that is Arabian dissidents who are anti regime and more pro western so keep an eye on them too they want to take them out to credo all reported last week to tranice seeking to expand its terror capabilities in the United States no well that's been going on for quite some time discussing his reporting he highlighted the three main wars the US officials and regional experts have about around lone wolves Hezbollah proxies and cuts force that's an offshoot of the will see is the Islamic art vigorous MS thirteen of Islamic art now what he also said Iranian spies have been arrested for exporting nuclear materials there's another paragraph or so here but you get the gist they're here they're straight up here and have been part of the reason they're here part of the reason you're here I want to say take you much all you're always beaten up the Republic and why they have to do that do you want to help you all out there only three people left the people supported Paul Ryan supported no security on the border of the to this day support no scared on the border cuts force Hezbollah they're coming right across that border looked on the joint they've set up Hezbollah groups of calls calm cells all over Central America and they're coming up into the United States like they own the joint and don't doubt that now are they going to reach out and touch the president I.
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"george bush" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Brian Kilmeade, everyone Brian Kilmeade. Thanks so much for being here. And listen to the show, you know, this has been a time to look back at the presidency and the life of George Bush just said this winter's going to remind me of as we head into this holiday season. But for me, personally, my first time I had a chance to interview him at a significant portion of time was at a topic. I knew he'd be interested in and that is sports. Here's a huge sports fan. The Texans the Astros. We know that. But we also that many people knew what athlete he leaves an excellent athlete now. He's already been a war hero. He goes into Yale and becomes captain of the baseball team. Not only that he's the one chosen to receive Babe Ruth records separate from cancer at the age of fifty three now, George Bush, but actually Babe Ruth. So my book the game. So you can't I wanted to focus in seventy three people who competed in sports to be great and warrant, and those lessons they learned in sports paid off later in life. So if you're a pro I don't know interesting Joe Montana for the book out, I'm interested in people. They tried to be great worrying and their success was delayed, and whatever they did one of those people. I was lucky enough to interview was George Bush forty one and here is him talking about a portion this interview anyway about baseball playing with his kids and Babe Ruth. Mr President your father's passionate about Europe passionate about baseball in and you passed it on to your son. Do you ever think back at everything that you guys have had going on all the generations? Why passion transferred even reading your book had Jeb knocked out a window with a home right shot? And it it matters a lot. He get back. He connected. Have you thought about why does it matter so much? Well, no, I really haven't. I'd be making it up. If I.
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You can understand how this came to pay. No one remembers that it was actually called fighting the whim fact. Right, right. That that probably was having having written cover language myself that probably was the product of some hand wringing. Can we really say went on the cover qualify? The line was written by Steve Smith editor. And he wanted to he intentionally chose a photo of Bush that looked made him look manly. Because we wanted to. Manley in a very patrician New England. He's like he's on. He's on is on. Not even know what kind of boat that is actually high washed on light motorboats, but that's a level of. Well, you would know. The problem. Yeah. You know, I am a high Wasser, and I'm I'm writing about my own here. And I'm overcompensating, right? I'm overcome. All right. So how did the bushes react to this cover? They hated the key here and everybody who's a human being will understand the following story. This cover story appeared on the day that Bush declared for president and nine hundred eighty seven and Bush watched as his daughter has teenage daughter Daro picked up the cover of Newsweek, which in those days was actually important picked up the cover of Newsweek and burst into tears now. Think about it. You're a father, and you're watching your teenage daughter burst into tears on. What's supposed to be one of the biggest days of your life? How would you feel about it bad here? So and didn't they didn't you hear from them for four years into the fullness actually about they'll actually lets you actually had to go you on to go up there and crop Bush famous. What would we used to call it those some we had some euphemism probably tour? We this because it's what you're on. Now. Right. Version of it back. Then Newsweek every election cycle, did a very admirable inexpensive thing of doing a special issue at the end of every election with a lot of inside reporting that requires access and after the wimp cover came out Bush cut off Newsweek for these special issue, the special access, especially in we had a real problem as a big deal from September nineteen Eighty-eight a year later, and we weren't getting access we were screwed. So we so Tom to Frank was very good. Reporter went to James h Baker fixer Bush's, fixer and said, we got to fix this. And so Bakker arranged a formal grovel like a delegation delegates allegation consisted of Katharine Graham, who's the own own the company, Katharine Graham, himself, Katharine Graham, and the editor of Newsweek in me. And I was the fall guy here. I wanted Bush asked me how many times did that ugly word appear on the story. And of course, I was unprepared, and I had handed and. Baker who was prepared for everything said four times. And I you know, I growled and run my hands. But I realized when I was there this is all a kabuki dance. It was a formal apology by me. So that MRs gram could flirt with joy, they did this. I watch sudden sitting there. And the fences were mandated, we got access it all turned out the way, you told me the story is I recall was you knew that everything was going to be okay. On the way out because you saw k Graham, and George Bush flirting I was a little slow this party to understand exactly what my role was. And all that. But it was cleared me as we were leaving watching George flirt with K, and they were social equals and social buddies that this we were now the door was going to swing didn't going to get w still hold it against. Yes. Because he was in the hit squad protecting his role. Remember sonny. From the gods. Yeah. Of course. And so you heard about it forever. Ws presidents forever. Yeah. It never stopped. So not just w but h w was mad about it. He stayed the whole Bush clan. Made I don't begrudge them this to for the story. I just told about watching his daughter cry. So after the setup the lead in your piece for Yahoo news, you've got one sentence. It's just says how wrong we were. Yeah. So talk about that a little bit talk about journalism getting it sort of partly right? Yes. He had a problem. But to leave the impression that he was in some ways, possibly a wimp is just not right?.
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You can understand how this came to pay. And no one remembers that it was actually called fighting the whim fact, right, right? That that probably was having having written cover language myself that probably was the product of some hand wringing. Can we really say went on the cover qualify? The line was written by Steve Smith editor. And he wanted to he intentionally chose a photo of Bush that looked made him look manly. Because we wanted to to Manley in a very patrician New England. He's like he's on. He's on is on. Oh, yeah. That is actually a high washed on light motorboats, but that's a level of. Need to get into. Well, you would know. The problem. Yeah. You know, I am a high Wasser, and I'm I'm writing about my own here. Right. And I'm over compensating. Right. I'm overcome. All right. So how did the bushes react to this cover? They hated the key here. And everybody was a human being will understand the following story. This cover story appeared on the day that Bush declared for president and nine hundred eighty seven and Bush watched as his daughter has teenage daughter Daro picked up the cover of Newsweek, which in those days was actually important picked up the cover of Newsweek and burst into tears now. Think about it. You're a father, and you're watching your teenage daughter burst into tears on. What's supposed to be one of the biggest days of your life? How would you feel about bad here? So and didn't they didn't you hear from them for for years into the actually about they'll actually lets you actually had to go you all to go up there and crop famous. What would we used to call? It those some we had some euphemism. The probably tour. We this because it's what you're on. Now. Right. Version of it. But back then Newsweek every election cycle, did a very admirable inexpensive thing of doing a special issue at the end of every election with a lot of inside reporting that requires access and after the wimp cover came out Bush cut off Newsweek for these special issue, the special access, especially on we had a real problem as a big deal. I'm September nineteen eighty eight year later, and we weren't getting access we were screwed. So we so Tom to Frank was very good. Reporter went to James h Baker fixer Bush's, fixer and said, we got to fix this. And so Bakker arranged a formal grovel like a delegation delegates allegation consisted of Katharine Graham, who's the own own the company, Adron Graham, sell Katharine Graham, and the editor of Newsweek in me. And I was the fog. I hear I wanted. Bush asked me how many times did that ugly word appear on the story. And of course, I was unprepared, and I had handed and. Acre who was prepared for everything said four times, and I you know, I- gravelled run my hands. But I realized when I was there this is all a kabuki dance. It was a formal apology by me. So that MRs gram could flirt with George. They did this. I watch sudden sitting there and the fences were mandated we got access it all turned out the way, you told me the story is I recall was you knew that everything was going to be okay. On the way out because you saw k Graham, and George Bush flirting I was a little slow to this party to understand exactly what my role was. And all that. But it was cleared me as we were leaving watching George flirt with K, and they were social equals and social buddies that this we were now the door was gonna swing. We're going get ws still hold it against. Yes. Because he was in the hit squad protecting data and his role remember Sonny Sonny from the gods Sunday razor. Yeah. Of course. And so. So you heard about it forever. Ws presidents forever. Yeah. It never stopped. So not just w but h w was mad about it. He stayed the whole Bush clan. Made I don't begrudge them this to for the story. I told about watching his daughter cry. So after the setup the lead in your piece for Yahoo news, you've got one sentence. It's just says how wrong we were. Yeah. So talk about that a little bit talk about journalism getting sort of partly right? Yes. He had a problem. But to leave the impression that he was in some ways, possibly a wimp is just not right?.
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You know Bush when he leaves New England and moves to Texas. He doesn't go to Wall Street the way most of his generation did, and then he gets into politics while the politics are really changing it become a much more hard edged evangelical populist Republican party. He didn't really feel all that comfortable in it. He had to make all sorts of compromises didn't really feel comfortable in his skin. And it I got the sense that that was also part of the problem for him. Well, there are two things. He's not comfortable bragging period race ball or politics. Right. Then in his own party. He has to make compromises to get elected Bush's a very ambitious guy. He may not want to brag. But he is a super ambitious guy. He wants to be president. He thinks he should be president. He is going to do what it takes to be president that calls for him compromising his own views on things like civil rights right now. The fact is what's surprising to me and just reading some of the trip. To Bush, but also going back at some of the highlights of his career. This was an issue is he tough enough question was an issue from the get-go, and we've got a clip here from Bush on face the nation in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine when he was first preparing to run for president then against Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole. And he was being grilled about this very question. Among even your friends, though, the minority who know who you are. In who admire you in the party, one of the things that is always comes up is it maybe George Bush's too. Nice. A guy to be president. Maybe he's not tough enough. Can't take out after what about the tough enough question. And I don't I. Nece with just attacking some individual. I don't attack I quit toughness with moral fiber with character with principal with demonstrated leadership in tough jobs were you emerge not bullying somebody. But with the respect of the people, you lead, that's toughness. That's fiber. That's character. I've got it. And if I happen to be decent in the process that should not be ally. -bility Dana Carvey. Character. Dana Dana Carvey talking to Donald Trump. Yeah. So there it was nine hundred seventy nine years before this. Doc in a while. He he was abused bad on the stump one on one. He was incredibly impressive. He was funny and charming and actually felt his weight, but on the stump. He was tinny an RV and and Wang talked about a twinkie voice. European mealy? It was it was jarring. And it was grading was unfair to judge him. But after all he's running. He's gotta be on the stuff. Of course, people are going to judge them that way. All right. Tell us a story about how the wind factor ended up on the cover of Newsweek magazine Bush getting ready to run and the editors wanna make some kind of a statement, news magazines are having their own struggle with relevance. At this point, you know, TV is coming up and newsmagazines is still making a lot of money. This is before the internet. So we're still rich, but we are worried about our relevance. In one way, you are relevant is to make statements to be bold, and the editor Rick Smith and New York said, let's be bold here. Let's let's put a bell on this problem. This guy's got a problem. It's being whispered about it's being talked about not just whispered about but written about Doonesbury cartoons. George will is writing about it certainly in the establishment, and the chattering classes they're talking about this. Let's identify. Let's call it outlets. Put the word on the cover. And it was the word out there too. I think it was very it was it was it was beginning to be. It was more in the chattering class. It wasn't you. You don't see a lot of evidence of it in print, but certainly amongst. I mean, the guys won't pollster teeter told us, yes, he's got a problem with the word wimp. So the byline on the on the cover stories. Margaret Warner you were the editor. Right. Was the word wimp in her cop. No, I did Margaret every reporter will appreciate this storm. She went out and among she went out and did the hard work of really getting inside..
"george bush" Discussed on Skullduggery
"You know Bush when he leaves New England and moved to Texas. He doesn't go to Wall Street the way most of his generation did, and then he gets into politics while the politics are really changing it become a much more hard edged evangelical populist Republican party. He didn't really feel all that comfortable in it. He had to make all sorts of compromises didn't really feel comfortable in his skin. And it I got the sense that that was also part of the problem for him. There are two things he's not comfortable bragging period about race ball or politics, right? Then in his own party. He has to make compromises to get elected Bush's a very ambitious guy. He may not want to brag. But he is a super ambitious guy. He wants to be president. He thinks he should be president. He is going to do what it takes to be president that calls for him compromising his own views on things like civil rights right now. The fact is what's surprising to me and just reading some of the trip. To Bush, but also going back at some of the highlights of his career. This was an issue is he tough enough question was an issue from the get-go, and we've got a clip here from Bush on face the nation in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine when he was first preparing to run for president then against Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole. And he was being grilled about this very question. Among even your friends, though, the minority who know who you are in who are you in the party, one of the things that is always comes up is it maybe George Bush's too. Nice guy to be president. Maybe he's not tough enough. Can't take out after what about the tough enough question. And I I don't. don't. Toughness with just attacking some individual. I don't attack I quit toughness with moral fiber with character with principal with demonstrated leadership in tough jobs were you emerge not bullying somebody. But with the respect of the people, you lead, that's toughness. That's fiber. That's character. I've got it. And if I happen to be decent in the process that should not be ally. -bility Dana Carvey. Character. Dana Dana Carvey talking to Donald Trump. Yeah. So, you know, there it was that's nine hundred seventy nine years before this. No dog a while. He he was abused bad on the stump one on one. He was incredibly impressive. He was funny and charming and actually felt his weight, but on the stump. He was tinny an RV, and and weighing talked about a twangy voice European mealy. It was it was jarring. And it was grading was unfair to judge him. But after all he's running. He's gotta be on the stuff. Of course, people are going to judge them that way. All right. Tell us a story about how the wind factor ended up on the cover of Newsweek magazine Bush getting ready to run and the editors wanna make some kind of a statement, news magazines are having their own struggle with relevance. At this point, you know, TV is coming up and newsmagazines is still making a lot of money. This is before the internet. So we're still rich, but we are worried about our relevance. In one way, you are relevant is to make statements to be bold, and the editor Rick Smith and New York said, let's be bold here. Let's let's put a bell on this problem. This guy's got a problem. It's being whispered about it's being talked about not just whispered about but written about Doonesbury cartoons. George will is writing about it certainly in the establishment, and the chattering classes they're talking about this. Let's identify. Let's call it out. Let's put the word on the cover. And it was the word out there too. I think it was very it was it was it was beginning to be. It was more in the chattering class. It wasn't. You know, you don't see a lot of evidence of it in print, but certainly amongst. I mean, the guys won't pollster teeter told us, yes, he's got a problem with a word wimp. So the byline on the on the cover stories. Margaret Warner you were the editor. Right. Was the word wimp in her cop. No, I did Margaret every reporter will appreciate this storm. She went out and among. She went out and did the hard work of really getting inside..
"george bush" Discussed on The Jason Stapleton Program
"Jason Stapleton program dot com for its Facebook will take you there the private of the largest liberty minded private group. I think on on the interwebs, and it's it's full of great people to so go check it out. Interesting conversations happen great articles being posted on a daily basis. Lots of great stuff and today, we're gonna talk I had a request to talk a little bit about the universal basic income. They've said I've you've talked about this before any update on it. And we'll know there's no update on the way I feel about it. But I can reiterate what I feel using a current event. And so I've got an article here from Bloomberg a Swiss village trying to raise enough money to experiment with a form of the universal basic income head so we will discuss that a little bit. We will discuss the riots that are happening in France over their tax carbon tax, and then another issue in here. Liberty Media angling to. Get a piece of I heart media, which is the the radio company. That's in bankruptcy. Currently only interesting because Liberty Media does have some liberty based content and they're looking to take about thirty five percent of our media. Not not particularly for the for the the liberty portion. But for the radio portion, I just I just found it interesting that Liberty Media was in a position to snag a significant chunk of iheartmedia as they come out of bankruptcy before we talk about that. Let me talk a little bit about the recent death of president George H W Bush. I it was it was I learned of his death through a post that was made on on Facebook. I believe and it just acknowledged it was a letter that George Bush had written to the incoming President Clinton about his time in the White House and about the about his hope and prayer for the future of the Clinton administration and the United States. It's a whole now to really appreciate that letter. You have to understand the context of it. The president President George Bush had lost a bid for reelection against the Clintons. It was a very contentious battle not as contentious in his ugly as the one between Hillary Clinton and President Trump, but it was very contentious battle. And they were not friends. They were not on good terms win after that election was over, but George being a man of being being a I don't know. I don't know if I don't know if it was a kinder, decent, man. I honestly don't know who the man was I know only the image that the media now portrays him in and I know him only from his actions as president..
"george bush" Discussed on Rob Has a Podcast
"The George Bush of touchy, the George Bush e of Toshi. This is three points. This is amazing. And can you imagine your brothel hands did come into us Raelians calling himself than George Bush hubay all me. The Joe JR. Bushy Toshi I don't even know what the George Bush e of two she is referring to. I mean, unless it was going on during the Bush administration, maybe that when he went the literal president, but like as a former president, if you were to describe yourself as well, I'm like the George Bush of podcasting. I, I don't think that it would really be a positive connotation, right? And like clo- he's like a former president. He's like, it's a relevant now and it's right there that you could have the Trump of rump. So why not just update. Maybe too hot button to happen but. But if you were gonna describe yourself as like unlike the George Bush's Toshi. I think that the connotation would be sort of like, well, people thought I was really bad back then. But in hindsight, I wasn't that bad of toys. Yeah. I mean, I guess it depends on your political leanings. And now I mean, these are getting pretty complex at the point where you have to really like examine yourself as a person before you decide how much you like that nickname. Personally, I think the George Bush of TWA she, I don't know if it allies with my political leanings, but I love the nickname scissors. Three Chizzy points for George Bush's Toshi three Chizzy points with the amendment that he should be updating for Trump because she'll be updating for every president. And if you were in Australia, you'd have to polarized polarizing that he'd be beloved by half the wrestling fans, and then. Maybe probably beloved by more than half of the wrestling fan. I think they'd like it. I think they lock it. I mean, if they all went George Bush of pushy, I mean, I know it's more polarizing. I think Trump rump feels really good, and I will spend mine tie night now going through all the presidents and thinking about what possibly anatomy I can name with. Okay. Then mayor Aslan town. Mr. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Okay. Slam town and Mr. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. So two presidential nicknames mayor of slam town. I think I'd stick with that labral ham, Lincoln. I credit ABRAHAM, LINCOLN Abraham, another survival enough Adam. Kline who had a very funny secret seed where he called. I think tayla Abraham was super awkward and just like indicative of how would like the best possible way. So he's trying to get into that win a mindset Shannon. So we had both George Bush to she and also labral lamb Lincoln, and those are two presidential nicknames for mister Johnny Mundo. So I have a little game for you here. Shannon. Okay. So what we have done here is that we have taken three real US twentieth century nicknames or twentieth century presidents and given them the Johnny Mundo, Johnny nitro Johnny blaze, John Hannigan nickname treatment..
"george bush" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Other thing we're hearing is a source of concern is his ties to the bush family he was in the george bush white house and he is married to his former secretary george bush's for a former secretary we know the president and the bushes do not have a very close relationship how much do you think that factors into this decision oh so judge cavenaugh has got decades of experience in washington he's done a variety of things you know working in the solicitor general's office teaching on the at harvard and yale also you know as you mentioned working for one of the prior ministrations and to be honest that's really the case of of many of the individuals who have been considered on the shortlist in fact justice gorsuch also work in the bush administration around the time that judge capital did so i don't i don't think that's a factor i mean i think anyb president put together his list you know any of the members on the on the shortlist there would be fantastic justices and i think you know judge cavanaugh with his experiences a thought leader and top of the line credentials would be a terrific justice we're talking to jennifer mascot a former law clerk to judge brett cavanaugh who is under consideration right now by the president of the united states reportedly for that nine pm announcement tonight jennifer you say that all four of the potential nominees to include cavill amy coney barrett raymond catholic and thomas hardiman would make great supreme court justices but why is cavenaugh superior to the other three what are their weaknesses in your eyes well i think i think it's really more about judge cavenaugh strengths as i say you know he's been on the bench for twelve years he has the record of close to three hundred opinions one other unique thing about judge cavenaugh it's his service on the federal appeals court here in town the dc circuit which because it's kind of the first line of defense and in reviewing administrative agency action judge cavenaugh has sort of had a had a first crack at looking at a lot of separation of powers issues and issues of accountability in administrative agencies and how they interact as it in congress that really uniquely acquit him to hit the ground running were he to be nominated by the president and confirmed to serve on the supreme court but what about his his his field t to like precedent in the court there's concern about this notion like there's a lot of debate right now about roe versus wade as happens literally every time a supreme court nominee comes up because it seems to be especially if the democrats the one case that they spend a lot of time dwelling about and hoping that it maintains abortion as being the legal thing throughout the united states now with that said there are questions about the extent to which any of these nominees will be loyal to the president of the supreme court can you give us any insight into what his views of precedent are and whether or not the constitution ever overrules it well look i you know i can't tell you on a given you know legal issue like that exactly you can't speak for the for the judge i insist that if he's nominated you at hearing toby ask those kinds of questions i can tell you that case by case he looks at the relevant text of statutes he looks at the constitution he looks at the governing law and takes an independent minded book you know at each of the separate cases on front of them which i think again you know as a parent from his lengthy record on the bench now if he does not get the nomination who do you think he's going to lose out to is there one of the other candidates that stands out to you oh i you know i i can't speak to hypotheticals like that but i'm like like you all reading you know fairly a pretty positive coverage about you know about about everyone and and and like you am waiting eagerly to tune in at nine o'clock and see the president announces the nominee but as i say judge cavanaugh is just top of the line wonderful down to earth brilliant jurist and and he would make a wonderful supreme court justice where he nominated you dodging on picking a second pick tonight makes tells me that you're a good friend and that's it jennifer mascot thank you very much really.
"george bush" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Today we laid to rest a hero i had a privilege i had a privilege today to actually see the funeral procession drive by have you ever seen that have you ever seen a funeral procession go by and i mean not i'm not talking about a typical one no disrespect but have you ever stood there or driven by or watched the funeral procession of a hero somebody in the police department our fire department or military it is something to behold i had a real privilege today because i actually got to see miles and miles and miles of people that were lined up along central expressway and george bush the turnpike i got to see so many people and what really was interesting what really stuck out in my mind what is that toyota what's the smallest toyota that you can drive that little the little one that's real economical a lot of them are hybrids what's that one called kim remember what it is this short one very very popular i saw a young lady standing by yourself standing on the roof of one of those toyota's prius prius came to my mind to standing on the river prius i can tell you that's something i won't do what a sight she was standing on the top of a prius under tippy toes parked on the side of george bush turnpike heading towards rowlett from seventy five as the procession was heading westbound on george bush and then south southbound on seventy five i saw them come down on seventy five i sell them for miles and miles and miles down george bush and it was because they were coming from rob lake point church which is a fantastic church in rockwall and they were generous enough his are so many people when our heroes pass to just say absolutely to the catholic church come use our our place and you may have a proper funeral that will be so well attended for officer santander by the way i got the proper pronunciation of rodeo suntan there name and it's important to pronounce his name correctly to pay their respects do that are due to him this young guy oh by the way also so's also i.
"george bush" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Today we lay to rest the hero i had a privilege i had a privilege today to actually see the funeral procession drive by have you ever seen that have you ever seen the funeral procession go by and i mean not i'm not talking about a typical one no disrespect but have you ever stood there or driven by or watched the funeral procession of a hero somebody in the police department our fire department our military it is something to behold i had a real privilege today because i actually got to see miles and miles and miles of people that were lined up along central expressway and george bush the turnpike out i got to see so many people and what really was interesting what really stuck out in my mind what is that toyota what's the smallest toyota that you can drive that little little one that's real economical a lot of them are hybrids what's that one called kimber what it is this a short one they're very very popular i saw a young lady standing by yourself standing on the roof of one of those toyota's prius that's what it is a prius came to my mind to standing on the river prius i can tell you that's something i won't do because i'm not going to damage by car you know what a sight she was standing on the top of a prius under tippy toes parked on the side of george bush turnpike heading towards rowlett from seventy five as the procession was heading westbound on george bush and then south southbound seventy five i saw them come down on seventy five i sell them for miles and miles and miles down george bush and it was because they were coming from up league point church which is a fantastic church in rockwall and they were generous enough is are so many people when our heroes pass to just say absolutely to the catholic church come use our our place and you may have a proper funeral that will be so well attended for officer there by the way i got the proper pronunciation of rodeo sometime there name and it's important to pronounce his name correctly to pay their respects do that are due to him this young guy oh by.
"george bush" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"Made me style gic for the america that i grew up in basically where there were statesmen running the country instead of one of those people in that pitch denigrated the press i think that that differentiates at all those from donald trump they didn't like the press there were many acrimonious moments where people got into trouble with the press you know even george w and and clinton they were not happy but this guy goes after the press as if the press is the enemy and makes fake stories and that's why they're different from him that's one of the main reasons why we should be looking at that picture and to say what we have seen to obey set of the george bush george w bush administration i don't know what it's going to take for people to really wake up and understand that they are liars and they are murderers this is the george w bush administration that's what i mean this is what i mean i know she's not a journalist but they're all like this they're all the don't know they don't know that they said the same thing about mitt romney that they say about trump that they treated george w bush like scum they treated him like dirt they kicked him around like a soccer ball and they treated obama like the second coming of christ i mean even even barbara walters said that we thought he was the new coming of the savior and they don't and they think that doesn't affect the way they covered and they think we don't see the way they covered because they think it's reality see that's the thing they think yes yes we did treat a bomb like jesus p 'cause he was jesus you know that's why that's why we do it and we entreat trump like devil because because he satan anybody can see i mean this is the thing.
"george bush" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Campaign elliott because i can't recall it being a feature of the debates there wasn't much said about the israeli palestinian matter i as i recall the two thousand four election i can tell you sharon with work he was praying for george bush because by then they had formed a very good trusting relationship there was no question what's your own wanted to see happen he wanted his partner reelected and the reelection in november of four but at the same time of course there is the overwhelming story of iraq and the iraq war so that dominates much of the conversation of foreign policy but we're watching in israel also terror attacks again i note here august thirty first two suicide bombers killing sixteen people in in beersheba and then there were attacks all through september probably by hamas or their organization and that's putting pressure on the disengagement plan how did the prime minister resist because it looks like he's handing he's rewarding terror this was his his main concern that he not look like that so he tried for one thing to react a very toughly in gaza for the attacks came out of gaza he needed to finish building that fence you know it's not so easy it's unders of miles long that's pretty barrier and continue the idea of patrols in the west bank because he understood that the people of israel would not support any moves that they thought were compromising their.
"george bush" Discussed on The New Washington
"Very fortunate in his not because my name's george bush because i worked my way and got my way into georgetown i didn't work my way and got my way into harvard business school i did very well at harvard he went and worked at goldman sachs is a banker i get a job at goldman sachs at the time the most elite or you the part of goal of wall street was goldman sachs is merger department i i got a job there headed tremendous experience and then he went to hollywood and worked as a media executive and film producer so he kind of inhabited all of these worlds for that he rails against politically that he uses as his political adversaries here's what i was able to say that the party at davos the great consultants in its electricals all these smart guys and bankers and govern officials all these guys and for those of us who haven't been invited what an is dabbas davos is a big confab in switzerland that occurs every year where corporate and political leaders gathered and in these talk about how they're going to save the world i've had the opportunity to be in the room or k and what i understand is that guys like my grandfather my dead or not just smarter than these guys that they're more decent and and have the communities wellbeing more than these guys okay here's the issue the issue before us is the party at davos this kind of global elite and this is not some crank conspiracy theory it's an it's in plain view those people or feel the closer to people in paris and people in shanghai and people in milan right then they are to people in dubuque iowa and they've left behind their countrymen because he knows these institutions and he knows the people who inhabit them and who run them right there deeply flawed but there are no smarter than your average working class schmo win a barn as he said an interim right so having goes elite institutions.
"george bush" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"George bush is a war criminal george bush lied this nation into the biggest foreign policy catastrophe of our lives or pretty close to it now no definitely and on top of all that other stuff about the bigotry about the the you know the on and on but at the same time like but will accept your help i mean not seems to me to be a bit of a dilemma yeah i i don't think it is to be honest so i would've tried to abortion cheney nachos for i don't know that i would have done it for deception on the war because i think that that really borders on political but i would have done it on torture and warrantless wiretapping so he george bush would be giving that moving speech from a prison cell in leavenworth if i had my way but but i will take any ally as long as it does not i grant you as long as it does not do significant longterm damage but how does that how'd you stop that i mean if you're gonna say if you're gonna site george bush even george bush's coming out there and saying this is wrong you are you necessarily are having to say like this is a guys boys whose worthy of listening to and you can't say that of someone who you think should be nil leavenworth is this sorry sam gear boyce doesn't have to be a worthy listening to or particularly bright or anything along those lines of bob corker if you remember and the ads against her for junior with the playboy him which had a deep racial undertones if not overtone 100 it got all over the tone right so now he's what he yes bigotry he exclaims so yeah color me sceptical.
"george bush" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Well that's a great question get i get to them in a second but i i don't want people to mistake what i'm saying because the kelley mccain george bush wing of the party is not are not good folks right right and and there's an argument to be made the worst 'cause a lot more damage that certainly didn't trump has so far no question i mean trump's only been in office for a year and i would say even and andrew for a myriad of different reasons he hasn't been able to do the damage that the george bush and people admits i want to talk about this because like i i almost lost that yesterday just looking at all the sort of the the praise being heaped on george bush i don't believe bigotry i mean i i still remember the night that he went on and gave that national address about how sadly we're going to have to write into the constitution constitution that gay people are secondclass citizens i you know that sort of gone down the worm hole little bit because a lot of progress on that but i'm sorry continue so no no sam that's a great point and and and i struggle with it in my uh some folks in my audience criticise me for what i said yesterday so i really like she speech and i said so and i'm really glad that he's doing it doesn't operate the iraq war in the hundreds of thousands of civilians who were killed that doesn't get rid of all the other things that he did get writer and and by the way the southern strategy and running the two thousand four elections on discrimination etcetera so i don't have rosecolored lives about the old guard of the republican party party but i do believe.
"george bush" Discussed on WJOL Will County 1340
"On the shores i started out on george bush's shoreline well actually got a partner temperatures to ego primed uh oh it's going to be warmer online federal lake than the other because where the turned his first throw your actually i start my shaded areas should work or way out i get a little longer time and i'll stirred are sherwin person uh basically the treats right now and and only beds and store them if they are on a cruise the term a ripping splitting on feed bag so that's all good it's just been a it's an odd year catch fish i've got a bad it's just been a bad year for me but i've been here for of people all over the place so i don't quite know what's wrong and don't it would be there likud out loud no i'm sure that's what happens when you fish do you think you know that was one we hit all their low water for years and ladder lakes i mean the literally the peers were out of the water and none of those sad where there was no sand and we had longstanding beaches and things now what happens when the water came up all of a sudden over two years and to change what the fish do worse still on up toward the stairs pretty much the same in other water stole runs over un on other lake should probably make a big difference of unchain it's pretty much the water level every year it keep it at the famed out get your just trade ally lakes worst of waters meter uh land lake scottish me so okay you have a spill where are you war states role to lose state will book summary other lakes you fished for your whole life your entire life what what how do you think it changes were the fifth duty spot earlier reached broad later tuesday or as you just heard the coast on the spring but when they're going to respond you know depend on our way to talk about the weather does but uh but collection the all right now with everything on a turnover of the other way again it should actors for this month should be the hottest month early for the fisher should really golkar issue this month because everything's put on the fbi beg report isis up uh what i said this was the prettiest the.