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"Tired of spending hundreds of dollars prescription glasses. Xeni offers thousands of affordable eyewear styles starting at just six ninety five visits any today at Zanny dot com slash CNN. Happening now breaking news not backing down despite a chorus of calls for him to step down. After the discovery of shocking photo in his medical school yearbook. Virginia's governor is holding onto his job pleading for time to prove he's not a racist. Even as the man who may replace him faces a growing controversy of his own between a rock and a hard place. The new CNN poll shows most Americans don't want the president to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. But can the president of four to disappoint? His base Willie. Make an announcement during his state of the union address tomorrow night executive time, a new report based on leaked White House information shows the president's spending about sixty percent of his schedule in unstructured so-called executive time where he's free to watch TV and tweet the White House insists he's the most productive president in history and Putin supersonic nukes after president loops this suspend a key nuclear treaty. Russia's ladder. Putting boob said developing powerful the weapons including nuclear tip supersonic missile. That would be extremely difficult to intercept. I'm wolf Blitzer. You're in the situation room. This is CNN. Breaking new Reggie news. Even as calls for him to resign echo from all directions. After the discovery of a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. Virginia governor Ralph northbound is begging for more time to show he's not a bigot. And a source says he's told his cabinet. He doesn't wanna leave office as a racist for life. And as President Trump gets ready for tomorrow night's state of the union address, which was postponed during the government shutdown. Aides say he'll appeal for bipartisanship, but sources from both parties say the president's demand for billions in border wall. Funding is the biggest obstacle right now to averting another shutdown just twelve days from now off with democratic congressman Akeem Jeffries of the judiciary committee and our correspondents and analysts are standing by with full coverage. But let's begin with this real political firestorm surrounding Virginia's governor after the discovery of a racist yearbook photo he's resisting. Of calls for him to step down. Even as entire the entire story becomes even more complex siennas. Ryan nobles is joining us from Richmond Virginia right now. So what's the very latest ryen? Fobel right now, there's been seventy two hours since those racist photos and Ralph Northerns yearbook emerged and the governor right now is attempting to hold onto power. We're told today in a private meeting with his cabinet. He begged them to give him more time to make the case that he's not one of the two people in this photo. He said he does not want to leave office branded as a racist for life. Well, it's not me. Tonight. Virginia's governor remains an office clinging to a very thin. Shred of power. As protesters took to his office to demand resignation. Ralph Northam was inside huddled with his cabinet officials in top aides inside the room north was emotional as he made a plea for more time and space to make the case that he is not one of the two people in this racist photo that appeared under his name in his medical school yearbook complicating the controversy, the man who would replace Northam is facing problems of his own Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax forced to call an impromptu press conference to respond to reports of a woman accusing him of sexual assault at the two thousand four democratic national convention acclaim Fairfax vehemently denied that did not happen. There was no no contact whatsoever. This thing was not only from in the planet Mars that didn't happen. It's a claim that Washington Post investigated before Fairfax's inauguration that paper decided not to run the story at the time today, though, the post writing, quote, the Washington Post and phone calls to people. Who knew Fairfax from college law school and through political circles found no similar complaints of sexual misconduct against him without that or the ability to corroborate the women's account in part because she had not told anyone what had happened. The Washington Post did not run a story Jordan's attempt to overcome the criticism from the release of the pictures was highlighted by dramatic and often uncomfortable weekend press conference where the governor made the argument that he knew he wasn't in the photo because he didn't remember taking it. But he specifically remembered another time where he did Don black face to appear as Michael Jackson at a dance. Contest I dressed in a. What's his name Saint Michael Jackson, skewed me? That's why I have pay him with me. I had the shoes I had a globe. And I used this a little bit of shoe polish to put under my all, my cheeks, and the reason I used a very little bit is because I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you cannot get shoe polish off and then resisted the temptation to moonwalk during the heated presser. Appropriate circumstance. My wife says inappropriate circumstances north from his struggled to explain his role in the production of the yearbook which was published in one thousand nine hundred four and contained several other racist and objectionable photos, including other classmates in black face my life, and the press conference did not win him any new support instead leading many to renew their calls for him to step down and despite his calls for resignation from every corner of Virginia's government north is still signaling. He has no plans to resign. And it seems that decision will be his alone to make as the state's Republican speaker. Kirk Cox media, clear impeachment was not on the table. Now. He's soon teach men that's a very high standard. And so I think that's why we've called for the rest of the nation. We have that's what the governor does. I think that would obviously be less pain for everyone. And to be clear the controversy surrounding both north and the Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax have complicated this situation. But we're told tonight that Fairfax will approach the accusations against him much differently than north. I'm dead. He is prepared to mount a passionate defense of these accusations against him because he simply believes they are not true, and he is willing to defend himself. Now, we are also told that the governor is very concerned about those around him his appointees his cabinet and staff members so far tonight wolf, none of those cabinet members have said were even threatened to resign their posts, which leads us to believe that north should be able to hold on for at least the time being. Well, I we'll see what happens Ryan nobles in Richmond Virginia for us. Thank you and just a day after saying he likes having acting cabinet secretaries around President Trump is now moving to make a one of them permanent. That comes as the crams Fers state of the union address amid lots of questions about his scheduling, let's go to our. Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta for the very latest. Jim. We'll residents spent another day behind closed doors as he years up for tomorrow state of the union address. He did make one big announcement as you said in selecting the acting interior secretary and former oil lobbyists David Bernhardt to take on that job permanently. The president's schedule has become part of the news in recent days with the White House pushing back on a report that he's spending too much time in what's been called executive time. Looking to get the administration back on track after a costly government shutdown. Aides say President Trump, we'll try something different in Tuesday's state of the union speech appeal for bipartisanship. It's going to call for an end to the politics resistance, retribution and call for more comedy CO MIT, y president is telling reporters, he simply can't understand. Why Democrats would want to impeach him? Given the job. He's done. The only way they can win because they can't win. The election is to bring out the artificial way of impeachment. And the problem is you can't impeach somebody for doing the best job of any president in the history about country for the first two years. But a new CNN poll finds Mr. Trump's job approval at a cringe-worthy forty percent as the public is adamantly against the idea of the president declaring a national emergency to build his border wall by contrast. It's house speaker Nancy Pelosi who bested Mr. Trump in their showdown whose numbers are on the rise above where they were before the shutdown. Don't tell the president that one. Well, I think that she was very rigid, which I would expect, but I think she's very bad for our country with Democrats feeling emboldened. There's another battle looming over whether the president would authorize the release of special. Counsel Robert Muller's findings in the Russian investigation. Would you make the Miller report public because you say there's nothing in there? Coming up to the anyway, though, totally up to them to do. Even the Muller reports said it had nothing to do with the campaign. That's a strange response as the Muller report hasn't even been released. The president has plenty of time to study up on the issue the new site axios found the president has spent about sixty percent of his scheduled time in what's called executive time. The unstructured and largely unmonitored part of his day. That's used for tweeting watching TV and talking to advisors on the phone in response to that stunning leak of closely guarded information. The White House said while the president spends much of his average day scheduled meetings events in calls. There is time to allow for a war creative environment that has helped make him the most productive president in modern history. Doesn't know what he's doing? Three hundred eighty eight people have access to that broader schedule very few have access to the the other thing. But Democrats are pouncing wondering what happened to Mr. Trump's boasts about his stamina. She doesn't have the look she doesn't have the stamina I said, she doesn't have the stamina. And I don't believe she does have the stamina one decision. The president has made in recent days. It's been tap White House. Dr Ronnie Jackson is chief medical advisor, even though allegations at the physician has been abusive toward colleagues are under investigation at the Pentagon. But the president likes the doctor who praised Mr. Trump's health last year. He's is incredibly good genes. And it's just so I got mating. Now's what the president's moved to offer the job of interior secretary to the current acting secretary in that job, Mr. Trump, as you know, wolf as a number of officials in acting roles these days from his attorney general to his Defense Secretary to even as White House chief of staff, and it makes you wonder what with all that executive time. Why does he have so many officials in acting positions in his administration will good question? All right. Jim Acosta, thank you very much. Joining us. Now, congressman I came Jeffries of New York. He's a member of the judiciary committee is also the chairman of the House Democratic caucus congressman thanks so much for joining us anything wolf, thanks for having me. So when the news about the racist photo, I broke you immediately called on governor north them to step down have any of his various explanations for how that photo ended up in his yearbook page has any of that done anything to change your mind, not at all. And I continue to stand with those of my colleagues in the Virginia congressional delegation as well as the two senators from Virginia who have made it clear that. That the governor has lost the capacity to really bring the Commonwealth of junior together and to move the state forward, given the divisiveness that is now unfortunately connected to him. And therefore, I think that the best thing to do for the Commonwealth. The best thing to do for the country really at this point would be for the governor to resign. Do the right thing and to allow us to all come together. Is there anything you think congressman you could say or do at this point the convince you maybe he should stay on? Well, I think what's troubling. Is that the explanation that he provided made the situation worse? Not better. He acknowledged essentially that he had actually engaged in some form of black face at in connection with what he had done in terms of this, Michael Jackson and personnel situation. And then also demonstrated some familiarity with respect to shoe polish. And the reason why shoe polish shouldn't be applied in. Fashions because it's harder to remove. So the whole thing is assaulted situation. And if you even look at his undergraduate yearbook and the name that was given to him Conan is deeply offensive as well. And so this is an unfortunate situation, we have enough divisiveness in this country. We should be trying to bring people together. Not tearing us apart. We want to move the country forward not turn back the clock. And a government is not in a position to do that right now. Do you think he appreciates how serious offensive all that picture and everything else around? It really is. It's not clear, and there's a lot of pain that is caused by the images that were brought to light both in terms of the black face as well. As of course, the image of someone in a KKK uniform in nineteen Eighty-four would have been offensive enough in nineteen sixty four, but certainly in a year when Jesse Jackson was first running for president Howard Washington had already been elected the previous year as the first. African American mayor Dr king's holiday had been signed off on a few years prior to that. It's just shocking thing that this will take place, and we also have to start the question what was going on at that medical school? Why would the medical school sign off on this yearbook and deem any of those images appropriate? Why were the people who graduated with the governor silent for so many years in the face of what obviously was a bigoted and divisive image. That was apparently proudly displayed in all the places throughout the yearbook. In addition to the governor's page, very important points. Indeed, congressman let me turn to some other important issues while I have you the border security negotiations are underway right now between Democrats and Republicans in the house and Senate. What are Democrats going to do if the negotiations fail over the next few days in President Trump, declares a national emergency in order to find money for his? Border wall. We'll have the highest degree of confidence that the appropriate is who on the conference committee gonna try as hard as they can to find a bipartisan resolution working with Republicans in the house as well as Republicans and Democrats in the Senate, we support twenty-first-century border security will we'll into invest in additional infrastructure along our legal ports of entry. Invest in additional personnel. Particularly as it relates the customs agents who are understaffed as well as the coast guard, and bolster their capacity to interdict drugs and other forms of contraband that come into our waterways with certainly are willing to invest in additional technology sensors drones scanners satellites enhanced communication capability, the things that the experts have said would make a difference in terms of improving our border security, and we're hopeful that our colleagues on the other side of the out will engage in this evidence based discussion. And if that, in fact is the case we. Can come to an agreement that I think the president would be hard pressed not to sign into law. Yeah. He, but he says he keeps insisting there's gotta be money in there for a wall. Whether it's the steel slasher, whatever there's gotta be money for a wall. And we'll see what happens over the next few days. You guys got a tough challenge ahead of you, congressman Jeffries of New York. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. So as well. All right up next. There's more breaking news the Virginia. Governor Ralph north Mus resisting lots of calls for him to resign. After the discovery of a racist yearbook photo in a source now says he's asked me for time to prove he's not a bigot. And after President Trump moves the suspended nuclear treaty, Russia's Vladimir Putin move to developed a powerful new weapons, including a nuclear tip supersonic missile. Tired of spending hundreds of dollars for prescription glasses. Our friends at Zanny optical offer, a huge variety of high quality stylish frames and state of the art optics starting at just six ninety five. You can get multiple frames with this great pricing for less than one pair. Elsewhere start building your eyewear wardrobe from the comfort of your own home at Zanny dot com. With the latest trends in eyewear available in hundreds of frame styles and materials there isn't a better way to change it up for every season. Plus is any offers prescription sunglasses at incredible prices. Visit Xeni today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. That's Z E N N, I dot com slash CNN. Rickie news after the discovery of a racist yearbook photo, the Virginia governor Ralph north is seeking more time to show. He's not a bigot. In a source says he's told his cabinet. He doesn't wanna leave office as a racist for life. Joining us now where senior political commentator John casick is a former Ohio governor former congressman former Republican presidential candidate governor, thanks so much for joining us. So should governor north step down? Well, I think he he has to I think is probably just a matter of time with the people around him. I don't know what the thoughts are in in his head. But the problem is there's so much confusion and double statements misstatements and the bottom line is he's he's just not going to be effective. And I understand that he wants to get out there and try to clear his name and I'm for Rehill rehabilitation tour, but you can't do it from the governor's office. I I just think you have much more responsibility. When something like this happens to make sure that you're putting the people I and look snow, great joy to have to say this to say, these kinds of things and and wolf, you know, at the end of the day. You know, we're going to have to figure out in the midst of all these things that turn up all the time where it is grace where it is forgiveness where does another chance lie, and there is another chance for him. But I don't think he can achieve that by holding this office. So you don't think he could wait for the scandal to blow over I don't think it is wolf in. And the problem is they're so divided. I mean when you have both Democrats senators and Senator Warner is that really a terrific guy. You know him he's conducted himself. Well, he wouldn't quickly say something like this. You hear you heard from gentlemen from the Virginia congressional delegation. He made very good points. The legislature itself wants him to leave. So it's hard enough to try to get people to pass your agenda. But when something like this is hanging over you. You have to ask yourself at the end of the day. Am I serving the public here? Or am I trying to do something to redeem myself, and I'm all for redemption. I mean, we go through as governor we'd have to go through and figure out who committed crimes, and can we give them part of their life back. I mean, that's just for people who committed crimes, but for normal folks who make terrible mistakes, we want to give them a chance to look at the body of you know, with their life Senate about, but these are things this kind of thing is so difficult so difficult. I don't see how he's going to survive this and get anything done, and it's hard enough to get things done when you got sky high approval ratings, let alone this problem another sensitive issue governor early eleven days away, as you know, from yet another potential government shutdown if congress is unable to raise an agreement on border security funding, should the president declare a national now, this is to find the money wolf, this is really just crazy. And I've been saying. They will not have another shutdown. I think what's happening is the president's trying to figure out some way out of this. I'd like to think that this bipartisan group can get together and give him something, you know, give him something. Everybody's for border security. The question is gotta have this wall. Like if he doesn't have this wall. Somebody's going to criticize him. I mean, you know, figure out how to get this done wolf. And if he declares some sort of an national emergency, you know, it's going to go to court Republicans are going to be very concerned about it. Because you know, you can't have unlimited executive power having been an executive. I liked executive power. But the problem is there are just limited to it. And what will happen is they'll go to court they'll block them in and they'll move on in. But what a messy way to get through. This shouldn't have happened to begin with wolf it just should not have happened. But I will say this people do want that border to be protected, but you know, in the twenty first century, there is other ways to do it that could be more. Effective than I've got to have this certain, you know, four letter word wall. I mean, come on. Let's just hope there isn't another government shutdown. It was so many people. I hope not I hope I hope you're right governor Casey, thanks so much for joining us. I'll see you tomorrow night. I'll see here for our coverage of the state of the union address. All right. The president. Meanwhile, our political experts they are here as well. We have lots to discuss lots on the breaking news guy. Stick around. We'll continue this conversation in the mall. Remember to create an ad like this one visit pure winning dot com slash CNN. Tonight. We're learning more about today's cabinet meeting are called by the embattled Virginia democratic governor. Ralph north on these refusing to resign despite the revelation of a racist photo on his page of a nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook. At a source tells CNN north I'm told his cabinet. He doesn't want to leave offices quote a racist for life. Let's bring in our political experts. We'll talk about how this crisis is playing out and Cornell William Brooks here. Former president CEO of the NWC P teaching at Harvard right now you live in Virginia. You know, these these players in this whole debate. Yes. Yes. And I am as shocked Zion disappointed. I cast a ballot for both the governor and Lieutenant governor. But his what I'll note a couple of points about. We're news weird. You have a meandering noon walking explanation series of explanations and apologies. It undermines the credibility of the government. So we're he seeks redemption. In forgiveness, the price of forgiveness, and redemption is candor and honesty where he asserts in one apology that he is either dresses, a clansman would dress engineering black face in subsequent explanation and apology. He suggests he's not to prison who's engineered black face were the clansman. But in fact, Michael Jackson in black face. This is intolerable. And as a consequence a majority of overwhelming majority of Democrats across the country and Virginia believe he has to go. He has to go. He's not in a position to govern. Is there anything you could do to? Reclaim this credibility is moral authority and stay on as governor. It would be hard for me to imagine that because the price of redemption is being caned in on us. In other words, people across the Commonwealth wrestling with the notion of forgiveness, but forgiveness is the moral choice of those offended. It is not the political entitlement of those. Who calls offense? And so you're not entitled to the office of governor, you're not entitled to people's forgiveness. If you wanna show contrition step down be candid about what happened tell the truth. He seems to think I'd be that he could maybe ride this out. And maybe the scandal will go away. Yeah. Even though he's done nothing. But make it worse in the days since this. I emerge. I this is really an extraordinary thing. Because I as as as the doctor said just a moment ago, he went from saying, I am one of these people to saying, no, I'm not. But I was someone else in black face at one point. I mean, that's that's we're dick euless for a lot of reasons. But I think for voters in Virginia they're looking at the situation, and they're thinking, you know, if I suspected that someone might have been dressed in black face. I wouldn't want them to be elevated to the position of governor to know that that a person would have done this at some point in their past. I think a lot of people are saying, I definitely don't think that. Person should have been elevated to the position of governor. So it's not that there is no forgiveness in his future. But that a lot of people are saying, this is not the promotion that someone who made these kinds of choices in the past ought to have. And at this point. I don't see many people many Democrats are really anyone out there in the political sphere giving him much of a break here. I think a lot of people want to put this behind them, which is one of the reasons why he's just had a hard time getting past this particular moment, especially after that press conference increase you wrote a port McCullum and see dot com. Why real north of thinks he could wait out his black face scandal. He's wrong. Yeah. I mean, it touches on a lot of what I be in Cornell said which is you have a situation in which I don't know that that photo emerges, icy it Friday on my phone, and I think well, presumably he's one of those people, and if he is that's it for his political his current political life. If there was a. Chance politically speaking to save himself. I don't think there was. But if there was one the press conference on Saturday, theoretically, if you look at the way in which you think theoretically could have been at you say, you know, what muck. No, I'm not going to make excuses. I it was wrong. Then it's wrong. Now, I should've I should've been clear you be as transparent as possible. The press conference both to abbey's point both the well, actually, I said it was me. But it's actually in retrospect, I now remember remember, it wasn't me that doesn't seem to me. Like, the kind of thing. You would forget number one. And number two, the whole thing it may seem dumb, and I know people laugh at it. But the whole do you still know how to moonwalk in? He looks as though if his wife is not there. He's going to moonwalk see early try suggests to me he does not understand the gravity of the hurt. He has caused and the political danger. He is in. So I think he can try to I get I get his explanation. I don't want to be seen as a racist. But but the reality is you don't always get to choose when you make choices in you. Don't get to choose how things end necessarily free. And I don't think he's going to get to choose. How this one I think he has to resign. And I think. More slowly probably than he should. He was coming to that real. But this isn't about him anymore. Right. This is about this is about voters in the Commonwealth. This is about this crop of twenty twenty. And it's the most diverse field in recent memory. I don't think any Democratic Party would want this person to be the Representative in Virginia in recent in recent times, they I don't think, but in particularly when you have the crop that is running in twenty twenty in a state that is still very purple, and they are trying to attract one of the more diverse populations to vote for them. So he really is in an impossible situation here on a lot of different lists. Governor to personally, right? Just I do what do you think? He is someone who's impressed me with us. He's a smart lawyer, very well respected, wonderful family. And so they will great many people who thought that this might be a happy historic in happy ending on the sense of Justin. Fairfax the descendant of slaves. Ascending to the governor's mansion in the wake of this kind of tragedy. So I just. You can't be this is Jackie made me think of this. It's route north is the governor of a state. There's only fifty of them you have to be able to go out wherever you, go, Roanoke. Richmond northern Virginia title, Tidewater, you have to go out and be able to say I was elected to represent you. I have you don't say this. And so, but I have the moral authority to say, I can represent you. I understand your hopes dreams your fears, your anxieties, and whether that's an economic development nothing many things not having to do with race. You can't do that. If you're him. Now, not only because the first question asked of him at every event will be why haven't you resigned? But because you have you have four fitted that moral. I don't wanna say Heidrun both that moral certitude that is required to say. I alone can lead this the state this town, whatever offices. He doesn't have any more. You just don't get that back. I think about Charlottesville. Yeah. Exactly. Like coming out of Charlotte in wake of Charlottesville the. Neo Nazis, white nationalist marching through the streets. Same blacks, replace Jews won't replace us. At that moment, we will counting on the president of the United States in the end, the governor of the Commonwealth Virginia to speak to to the the the the more quiescence, and you can't have a governor that is compromised this, right, and he's compromised not merely with African Americans. But with all of the folks represent the Commonwealth of the future that is the same. If it is this purple state, the southern state in the mid Atlantic. Now. Hold on for one moment. We've got a lot more coming up right after this. The right sheets can take your sleep and your style to the next level with bollandbranch the upgrade has never been more Ford -able every set is crafted from one hundred percent organic cotton. They get softer and softer over time. 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Only Minnesota went from Mondale five hundred twenty five electoral votes. Democrats shouldn't be too excited. Right. I mean, I think that there's no question that Donald Trump is engaged as he prepares is preparing to run for reelection. But I hear from a lot of people particularly Democrats who've crowing that no matter who that they nominate they are going to beat him because he's so damaged. I think he's hugely divisive. Don't think we're looking at a repeat of Reagan's reelection. And even though Reagan summers were below Trump's. I think the numbers are very locked in as it relates Trump. But I just don't rule him out for the same reason that I learned on November eighth twenty sixteen which is every thing that we used as a measure money message polling to suggest who would win said Hillary Clinton would win. So the Donald Trump demonstrated and appeal to a national electorate, I don't know that he can do it again. But but I'm not ready at this point to say, well, he's at forty most pronounce at forty bucks. This George W Bush nine nineteen Ninety-one. He was eighty three percent approval. We know what happened two years later when he lost the Bill Clinton fortunes can change quickly especially in this new cycle. But I think that's why Democrats are really looking at Har hard vet for these candidates going forward. It's not going to be an easy road because the S they want someone they can fall in love with and a lot of ways in the Democratic Party. They also want someone who can beat President Trump look at this number Nancy Pelosi. She came out of the shuttle flight with even higher favorability right now. The President Trump her numbers forty-two percent favorable forty-seven percent unfavorable that's pretty good for her. Yeah. It's very good considering that she's been the conservative boogie man for many many years. I mean, dating predating Donald Trump, and in fact, going into this midterm election that in which she helped democrat essentially net a forty seats. The folks in the White House were saying they thought the Nancy. Pelosi would be a great foil for Donald Trump that he performs best when he has someone to to basically shadow box against but what he's really done is made her a kind of a darling of the left even when there were many on the left trying to rebel against her. He's really made her someone who has proven herself to be able to stand up toward Bill. What would you like to hear from the president tomorrow night? Well speech without any lies. That would be great. I like for him to to to speak to where the country is in terms of the visions. I'm not sure he can do that. I don't believe he can given that he is a source of much of it. But that's what I like him to do. You have any expectation. He will do that Julian Optimus. But okay, you know, we'll see what happens, of course, have extensive live coverage throughout the day leading up to the address. And then, of course, all night of special coverage guys. Thanks very much coming up. There's disturbing threats from Russia's Vladimir Putin. He's talking about developing powerful new missiles now that the US is suspending a landmark nuclear weapons. Good day sweet girl, Jay skeets here. From the starters and basketball is back. Join me tasks Lee and Trey at six eastern, every weeknight on NBA TV, as we break down everything that matters to NBA fans from trade. Rumors to Twitter beefs and don't forget to check out our podcast, the drop now drop in twice a week every Tuesday and Friday on apple podcasts. Spotify an NBA dot com slash the starters until then the race today. People. Now that President Trump has moved to suspend a key nuclear treaty with Russia. President of ladder Putin, maybe movie developed powerful new missiles, Brian Todd has been looking into this for us. Brian what kind of threat could this potentially pose? We'll know sooner than the US announced that it's spending its involvement in the medium range nuclear weapons treaty. The Vladimir Putin was crowing about the missiles, he's got in development. Now, the missiles that Putin is talking about could threaten all of Europe and American forces there. Tonight. New concerns about a Cold War style missile showdown between America and its biggest nuclear rival Russia after Vladimir Putin announced he wants to create a new medium ranged nuclear-tipped missile with supersonic capabilities. Similar to this not only are they far fastest to they're fairly difficult to intercept, but they also very low flight time. So there's very little warning or possibility for the defending side to do much of anything about it. Experts. Say Putin could be ready to deploy that missile which would be capable of flying faster than the speed of sound within a few years more concerning they say is that the Russian leader wants to modify a dangerous missile already in his arsenal. It's a cruise missile called the caliber similar to an American Tomahawk that Russia has previously launched from ships in submarines the Russian president now wants to deploy a landlocked version Calgary realistically can threaten all of Europe. Analysts say that means all of America's European allies and U S. Forces stationed throughout the continent will be in the line of fire of Putin's new missiles each having a range of at least a thousand miles. There are about six or seven major basis of all services throughout Europe. Some major airbases certainly the ground basis which contain the thirty thousand or so US army soldiers there, some naval bases in the Mediterranean. Putin's push to improve his arsenal comes just days. After the US announced it is suspending key Cold War treaty, the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty, or I n f that deal forced the US and Russia to eliminate the same kinds of missiles that Putin is now talking about developing which can fly between three hundred and thirty four hundred miles the US accused Russia of violating that treaty by secretly testing and deploying those missiles the US says if Russia doesn't back down it will withdraw complete the Russians deny they have violated the deal over the weekend. Putin went as far as to promise he would not act. I I see. Russia will not deploy medium or short range weapons unless such weapons at pier. Either in Europe or in other parts of the world until such weapons of American origin appear in these regions. But experts say Putin has been aggressively trying to advance many of his weapons capabilities last year, he boasted of trying to develop a supersonic ICBM or intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States a nuclear powered cruise missile with unlimited range, even an underwater nuclear armed drone. He will take every advantage. He possibly can to include an attempt at new military, confrontations. Conventionally he's going to push it until someone pushes back on. Now Keith question tonight that we have posed a weapons experts do US forces have the capability to shoot down some of these new Russian missiles that Putin has just announced he's developing analysts say US forces can shoot down those caliber missiles, but not of several of them are fired. At once. They say American forces do not have the capability to shoot down any kind of supersonic missiles. Although the American side is working on that. They don't have it yet. All right, Brian. Does Putin have the resources specifically we're talking about the money to develop all those advanced weapons systems that he talks about an engage in an arms race with the United States wolf, Michael Kaufmann respected analysts on the Russian military. He told me today that the Russians have more money for this than there ever given credit for he says the Russians are going to have the money to develop these systems through the two thousand twenty s beyond that though, they may be a little bit stretch. They may not be able to produce those weapons in large quantities. But this arms race could be on for at least another decade. Brian Todd reporting for us. Thanks very much. Coming up. The breaking news by growing calls for him to step down. After the discovery of Schalke yearbook photo Virginia's governor's holding onto his job pleading for time to prove he's not a racist. Number DR, two nine five seven seven one the unsolved murder of short the blackout yet. You may have heard of the black Dahlia it was the name given to Elizabeth short. A woman who is savagely killed in Los Angeles in nineteen forty seven her body was cut in half and posed to horrifying effect. Thousand dollars for information leading the arrest and conviction of killer. The crime scene photos are out there, but a little warning, you can never unsee them. It's part of the reason that more than seventy years later, it's still the most famous unsolved murder in American history. Black Dahlia stories have been told for decades my sister, and I have heard them since we were little because we were told that the killer was part of our family. You think you committed the perfect martyr? Listening to this program is going to bring you Justice. Her body was his canvas and his scalpel was his paintbrush. That's our goal. And for twenty years. He's been uncovering evidence. Luring him closer to the devastating truth. It was just like one of these flash moments. This is it this is why he did it. It was the first time. I started thinking like my father. But this isn't just a black Dahlia story, this is the story of family. Our family and it's terrible past. When I found my birth. Mom. She told me her father, which would be my grandfather headed ni- Q higher the nine Stein, and that he had been investigated in the black Dahlia murder so about by his time. I'm ready to drop dead, the more and more. I learn about growing up I just thought. Wow. From a really dark family. This got a lot of things that I don't even know about. Psycho, pens and their social pads, and I tried to figure out which one my mother was it turns out that murder is just one of the dark Odell secrets open a couple of closets. Go back generation or two and you're gonna find some pretty shocking things for the first time ever. All of us are ready to tell our story. The real story of the hotel family role. Crazy. 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AP Headline News Feb 06 2019 12:00 (EST)
"Space some regions are vast empty other areas we call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now, save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store, where space comes from who wears music coming from cases, Asiago after years have been rolled up within an inch of my life. I'm free receipts of a mind of their own go, paperless and manager travel expenses online with might taxi business make the smarter choice that might taxi dot com. AP radio news. I'm Ed Donahue. President Trump talked last night about bipartisanship during the state of the union address on the Senate floor majority leader Mitch McConnell said today bipartisanship is the way to go advancing main info policy this basic requirement will remain the same good faith efforts between a democrat controlled house in a Republican controlled Senate and President Trump's administration state of the union address did not impress the chair of the House Democratic caucus. Akeem Jeffrey's best thing that can be said about the president's speech is that it's over. Jeffrey says Democrats will take advantage of having the majority in the house Trump has left the building. And now we can get back to doing the business of fighting for the people last night, the president called on Washington to cast aside revenge, resistance and retribution an end ridiculous partisan investigations a scandal. Is deepening in the state of Virginia. I it was a racist photo on governor Ralph northbound's medical school yearbook page from nineteen Eighty-four. And now the attorney general in Virginia Mark herring has admitted wearing Brown makeup and a wig in one thousand nine hundred eighty to look like a black rapper during a party at an undergraduate as an undergraduate at the university of Virginia the US is getting troops out of Syria. But secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is telling allies the focus on the Islamic state group remains a fight is one that we will continue to wage alongside of you. The drought. Enter fruit is essentially a tactical change. It is not a change in the mission. Meantime, a Taliban official says the US has promised to withdraw half of its troops from Afghanistan by the end of April. But the US military said it has received no orders to begin packing up. The house intelligence committee is postponed closed door testimony from President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen, it has been postponed to the end of the month. This is AP radio news, the founder of Craigslist is donating fifteen million dollars for journalism ethics new Mark says he'll give ten million dollars to Columbia University in five million to the Poynter institute Columbia, which has one of the top graduate journalism programs in the country will use the money to establish the Craig Newmark center for journalism ethics and security pointer will use the funding to offer additional journalism ethics training Newmark says since the twenty sixteen election he has been concerned about attacks. On the press and the trust of citizens in the institution. He calls a trustworthy press the immune system of democracy. I'm Mike Kemp. The divall Washington police department fo posted a Facebook video of officers responding to a report of suspicious characters in a park armed with. What were described as improvise projectiles made out of fluffy snow? The department was having fun with some local young people during a rare snowstorm. I'm Ed Donahue, AP radio. News space, some regions of vast and empty other areas. We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin. Plus right now, save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from. Where's that? Where's that coming from space, some regions or fast and empty other areas? We call closets. Fortunately, Kevin from the container store has answers. Right. Kevin. What gives you the power over space? I'd say alpha, customizable, closets with free, design and Elvis adjustable shelving and drawers, I can create space in any size closet. Kevin master of space and closets or just Kevin plus right now save thirty percent on elfin installation and earn up to five hundred dollars in credit through February tenth at the container store where space comes from. Where's that music coming from?
Northam's zero tolerance lesson for 2020 Democrats
"Welcome to the lead from meet the press. I'm Carrie, Dan. We do try to keep things a little light around here. But when it comes to I don't know doing incredibly racist things. There is not a whole lot of room for joking around the country finds itself yet again confronting questions about race. After news broke on Friday that Virginia democratic governor Ralph northbound's medical school yearbook contained an image of one person in black face and one in a k- k k outfit. Seriously. What is it with yearbooks people? So far north is resisting calls for his resignation, but those calls are coming from pretty much everyone on a national scale. In addition to members of his own party in Virginia. More than half a dozen twenty twenty contenders have come out in the past few days to or north to step down. That includes Cory Booker Kamala. Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten gillibrand among. Others which granted isn't the most difficult thing to ask him to do politically in part because north would be replaced by another democrat. If he steps down that's his Lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax. But it's also a sign of how far the Democratic Party has moved to define it self as the party with zero tolerance for transgressions when it comes to race and gender discrimination. And this is the official political jargon here. But just people who make really dumb choices. Remember, Al Franken when the metoo allegations came out against the Minnesota democrat last year, most Democrats were pretty quick to call for his resignation to and a big part of that was how Democrats had been beating the drum over president Donald Trump's pass statements about mistreatment of women, which of course, involved Trump recorded on tape talking about treating women in ways that are basically textbook cases of harassment and assault. And if Democrats hadn't called for Franken. Nation. It might have looked like the rules only ply to the other team. The same thing is happening here with north most of these twenty twenty candidates have explicitly or at least implicitly called Trump either rhesus or at least someone who is flirted with racist. Individuals and themes if north them gets a pass somehow it muddies that contrast Democrats desperately hoped to make going forward to twenty twenty. There's another lesson out there from all of this that the twenty twenty Democrats should also keep in mind the rules for them are clearly no longer. Oh that was a youthful indiscretion. I'm a different person. Now, if something particularly nasty is I from a democratic candidates past or even something that's already been litigated. Remember the uproar when Joe Biden described Barack Obama as quote clean and articulate that was more than ten years ago. And maybe it seems like water under the bridge. He's apologized for it. But that doesn't mean that. Biden won't have to explain it again, if he runs because you know, someone's going to bring that up right and a new generation of democratic voters who maybe don't remember it from the time are going to hear that and be like in what world did he think that that was an okay thing to say granted, I am in no way, implying that saying something very dumb and messy is equivalent to putting a picture of an extremely racist thing in your yearbook page in medical school. I didn't even know mid schools had yearbooks. But I guess what? I am saying is that the Democratic Party zero tolerance policy for anything that smacks of racial insensitivity is worth keeping in mind as a whole bunch of contenders. Some of them white and some of them who came of age at a time when the party didn't necessarily have that zero tolerance policy has they're all getting ready to try to make their case to a diverse democratic coalition. That's a live for us if you'd like to hear more of this free audio briefing. Can you can add meet the press lid to your flash briefings on Amazon Alexa devices or just download us as a free podcast.
NPR News: 02-05-2019 1PM ET
"Support for NPR and the following message. Come from we work. How do you feel about your office is a just a space for employees to work? Or is it a space where your employees can do their best work from new HQ's two satellite offices with we work. You can find a space that works for you. Visit we dot co slash space matters to learn more. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh. President Donald Trump is preparing to deliver his state of the union address before joint session of congress tonight. It's a chance for him to extol the accomplishments of his administration, and to reaffirm promises that will resonate with his base such as a continued crackdown on illegal immigration. His audience will include several Democrats running to challenge. Trump in the twenty twenty presidential race a classified report by the departments of Justice and homeland security concludes that foreign interference efforts had no material impact on the two thousand eighteen midterm elections. As NPR's Ryan Lucas, Lucas explains. The conclusion was submitted to President Trump this week the bottom line conclusion in the report is that there is no evidence to date that any foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure during the mid terms. It also concludes that campaign infant. Structure was not affected. The Justice department and department of homeland security announced the findings Tuesday, the full classified report was submitted a day earlier to the president that departments worked with local officials over the course of the campaign to try to secure the elections and protect the vote from outside interference. The report does not appear to address foreign efforts to sway American voters through social media. The sort of influence operation that Russia conducted during the twenty sixteen election Ryan, Lucas, NPR news, Washington. A hearing in the criminal case against former Michigan State University. President Lou Anna Simon is underway. Michigan public radio's shayna. Roth report Simon is accused of lying law enforcement about what she knew about former MSU Dr a now convicted sexual predator, Larry Nassar. The attorney general's office says Simon lied or misled law enforcement cover up a botched investigation by the school into Larry Nassar. He's a former university sports, doctor hundreds of women and girls say Nassar sexually assaulted them. Simon's attorney. He's say she's innocent. And that the office is trying to put MSU on trial through Simon the amount of wine. It's been done overwhelming, but not by assignment, but by the prosecution, and that he assistant attorney general Scott teeter says Simon is linked to MSU and its reputation. That's why she lied the hearing resumes in April when a judge will decide if there's enough evidence for the case to go to trial for NPR news. I'm Shane a Roth in Charlotte. Michigan for Jaas legislature is facing one of its busiest days working on bills the process overshadowed by uncertainty over democratic governor Ralph northbound political future he is under pressure to resign after the public learned of a racist photo in his nineteen Eighty-four medical school yearbook page, and now there's a matter of his Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax who is now defending himself against the sexual assault. Accusation allegation was initially circulated on a conservative website. You're listening to NPR news. They're celebrating yet. Another Super Bowl championship in Boston. Football fans out in the hundreds of thousands in unseasonably warm weather, celebrating their beloved New England Patriots with a parade. The patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams thirteen three in Sunday's big game. The White House is getting set to announce its candidate to lead the World Bank. NPR's Jason Bobi reports that the Trump administration appears to be backing a sharp critic of the World Bank to be its next president the official announcement of who the US nominating for the world. Bank's presidencies expected later this week. But sources in Washington say will be the former chief economist at Bear Stearns, David mopus, the decision was first reported by politico mouse's is currently the under secretary of international affairs at the treasury department. He's been critical of the World Bank's continued lending to China and questioned the role of institutions such as the World Bank in the global economy. The World Bank provides low cost loans and grants to developing countries in an effort to eliminate extreme poverty ever since the bank's founding at the end of World War Two the US has chosen the bank's president. But this time there could be an international fight over who gets to be the institutions next leader Jason Bobi on NPR news US stocks higher this hour with the Dow Jones industrial average up eighty three points at twenty five thousand three hundred twenty three the s&p five hundred is up a fraction of a point at twenty seven twenty six and the NASDAQ is up nineteen points at seventy three sixty seven I'm Lakshmi Singh. NPR news, did you know, you can ask Google home to play NPR podcast for you. It's easy. Just ask like play the fresh air podcast, use Google home or Google assistant to connect with your favorite shows anytime.
Interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Interview with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer; Interview with Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia; Interview with Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland; Interview with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan
"Testing troubles corona virus claims. Thousands more American lives is a horrible thing that happened to our country should never ever happen again. As access to testing remains a critical issue. When will it be safe for Americans to leave their home and to the streets? The president backs protesters pushing for states to reopen. I just think that some of the governors have gotten carried away as governors tried to decide how and when to lift restrictions on American life. I'll speak to the governors of Virginia Maryland and Michigan next plus desperate measures unemployment spikes for the fourth straight week and struggling. Americans are running out of options is more help on the way Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer join me to discuss in moments. Jake tapper in Washington. Where state of our Union is waiting for relief. Today marks fifty days fifty days since the first grown virus death in the United States. A down which the vice president of the United States told me. We're ready it is now devastatingly clear. We were not ready. More than thirty. Nine thousand Americans are dead as of this minute a number that has doubled in just the last week. It's a toll that has left the nation desperate for relief from the ongoing public health crisis and mounting economic losses in the public health battle there are more encouraging signs that social and physical distancing measures are working to flatten the curb in the nation's hot spots but governors in states across the country. Say They still do not have the testing needed to safely began. Reopening despite the trump administration's assurances that testing is sufficient on the economic front. The numbers are frankly. Overwhelming more than twenty. Two million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last month and Thursday. The program designed to help rescue small businesses ran out of money leaving desperate people at the mercy of ongoing political negotiations between the trump administration and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill. And let's start there joining me now. The Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Secretary Mnuchin. Thanks for joining us. I hope everyone in your world. This is safe and healthy. It's been seventy two hours now. Since the Small Business Administration's paycheck protection program ran out of funds for emergency. Small business loans having gone through some three hundred forty nine billion dollars. Democrats say they want to make sure. The next of money goes to underserved small businesses and mom and pop shops as opposed to big chains. Such as Ruth's Chris Steak House and pot belly Are you going to try to fix that? Where are you a negotiations? We'll jake it's great to be here with you and I think we're making a lot of progress. I've had multiple conversations all weekend With the leadership about the Senate and the House. I spoke with Chuck Chuck Schumer this morning already. I know he's on after and I think we're making a lot of progress and let me just say on this program. It was three weeks ago that the president signed the law. We we had the program up and running in a week which was unprecedented. It's impacted now over thirty million Americans and let me just comment. The community banks have done an extraordinary job. Sixty percent of the loans have been approved by banks that have ten billion of assets in below twenty percent with one billion below so the community banks have just under terrific job here. Getting these loans approved two weeks ago. You promised businesses quote if you can't get the loan today or tomorrow don't worry there will be money. Some analysts and experts tells CNN that ultimately the paycheck protection program might need upwards of a trillion dollars. What do you think I? I don't think that's the case. And you know. We're incredibly pleased with the participation rate and because of that we want. Congress TO APPROVE MORE FUNDS. Right away We think that another three hundred billion dollars. That's what we're talking about should be sufficient to reach almost everybody and let me just comment. We've also reached an agreement on SBA disaster alone. So they'll be another fifty billion dollars appropriated which can do over three hundred billion disaster alone so these two programs are unprecedented response to small businesses. Which I think you know is about fifty percent of the American workforce and Wendy. I think the deal will be done. When do you think There will be an agreement and small businesses that weren't able to get in on the first three hundred forty nine billion. We'll be able to get some funding that they desperately need. I'm hopeful that we can reach an agreement that the Senate can pass this tomorrow and that the has can take it up on Tuesday and Wednesday. We'd be back up and running so you think a deal might be done today I'm I'm hopeful. I think we're very close to a deal today and I. I'm I'm hopeful that we can get that done. Democrats are also pushing for more funding for hospitals and for state governments In this bill Republican governor Larry Hogan Maryland says quote without sufficient federal. Relief States will have to confront the prospect significant reductions to essential services unquote will funding for hospitals and state governments. Being this deal. What Jake hospitals are very important and these are really the people who are on the front line and we have two issues. We have one the issue of hospitals. That are overwhelmed with covet patients but we also have hospitals that are doing no business because there's no elective surgery so this is really an issue that impacts hospitals across the board The good news is in the last bill. We have one hundred billion dollars. That's allocated I've been working very closely with Mark Meadows. Who's overseeing this for the White House? We've already distributed a lot of money and we've agreed to have another seventy five billion in this bill plots an unprecedented investment in testing. I know everybody's focused on testing. We're talking about a twenty five billion dollar federal program money that can be used with the states with new technology to invest in testing. So it sounds as though there's going to be not money for testing money for hospitals money for small businesses but it doesn't sound like state and local government funding will be in this bill at the very least the president has heard from the governor's and he's prepared to discuss that in the next bill right now. We have a lot of money that we're distributing to the states. We have one hundred fifty billion We've distributed half will distribute the other half and the president is willing to consider that in the next bill but wants to get this over the finish line with focus on small business hospitals and testing to threads seem to emerging in the business community. I know you. You have a lot of relationships there. Some business leaders say the economy needs to open up now so people can provide for their families. Even if testing isn't exactly where it should be at other business leaders say. We need to reopen the economy. But we need to do at once the right way even if it means waiting until testing is up to speed. Where do you fall in these camps? Well I was on the phone with the president this week. I think you know we spoke to over one hundred fifty business leaders. He spoke to governor. She spoke to Republicans he spoke to Democrats in both the House. And the Senate and everybody agrees. We need more testing. We're now up to about a million tests a week. We can do which I think should give people a lot more confidence and that is ramping up very quickly and as the president has said he's now put in place federal guidelines to make sure that we have a procedure to open up states. Some states will be ready quickly. Some states will take more time. The president's number one focus is the health of the American public and the number two focuses the economy and I think we have a very good plan to deal with both at this point. More than twenty two million Americans have filed for unemployment for the first time in just the last month essentially erasing. Almost all of the jobs created since the great recession GDP is poised to plummet. How long do you think it will take for the US? Economy to recover will it be months or Willoughby ears? Well let me just say you know. I'm very sympathetic to those. Who have been impacted by both the health issues and the economic issues We've shut down major parts of the economy so it's not a surprise. There's a lot of people who are on unemployment. The good news is part of the Laos. Bipartisan Bill. There's enhanced unemployment insurance. There's also the direct deposit payments that we started sending out last week. I just like to give a quick pitch for people to go to. Irs Dot Gov and Click on. Get my payment. We've had over forty million people authenticate there. We have five million people who have uploaded their instructions. We'd ask more people to do that. That combined with the P P P is getting a lot of money into the economy into the hands of Americans. Do you think it will be months or years? Before the economy is back to the strong position it was before the pandemic. I think it will be months. I definitely don't think it will be years. We are going to conquer this virus. We are gonNA have terrific breakthroughs. I know both not just on the testing but on the medical front we begin to have viral. 's I think there's things that are being developed for vaccines which will take a little bit longer but one of the things we heard is people want testing. People also will react very positively that they know if they get this disease. There will be medical treatments available as well. Now you said two months ago that quote I don't expect the current virus will have an impact beyond this year. That was obviously two months ago looking forward. Facebook has cancelled events all the way through June. Two Thousand Twenty one. The Congressional Budget Office says Colonel Virus could affect the unemployment rate through the end of twenty twenty one. The city of Los Angeles says it might not hold any concerts or sporting events until twenty twenty. One isn't it almost certain at this point that the corona virus will have an impact? I'm not saying as bad of an impact as we have right now but have something of an impact beyond this year. Well j let me just say that. This is an unprecedented time. We've we've never been in a situation where we've closed down the economy and I think rightfully so people are being cautious on the other hand as we get comfortable reopening the economy. I think we'll see a big rebound so again very sympathetic to the people the Americans who were impacted by this. The economic impact I do think we're all working very closely together. And we're going to get through this. You told lawmakers last month that the unemployment rate could theoretically climb pardon me as high as twenty percent if the US does not do enough to help the economy. Some estimates have put the current unemployment rate somewhere between fifteen or eighteen percent. Do you think it's still possible to the unemployment rate could reach twenty percent. I think if we're successful we get more money out to the. Pcp We get more people hired back to work. We make progress on testing. We open up the economy. Hopefully we won't be there but the good news is. The president has put in place with bipartisan support in economic program. That's going to help. Americans get through this stimulus checks for one thousand two hundred dollars being mailed out too. Many Americans some already gotten through direct deposit. But they're being mailed to help Americans through this crisis for the first time ever president. Trump's name is going to appear on an irs check. It's being put in the memo line because the president is an authorized to sign. The checks did the president personally suggests this idea. Well let me just correct you and say the checks have not gone out yet and the reason why the checks have out is. We're we're hoping that more people as I said we'll go to. Irs Dot Gov. It's much safer to send out. Direct deposits As relates to the president's name on it we have the president could have been authorized to sign the checks that would have slowed things down. We didn't want to do that We did put the president's name on the track. That was my idea. He is the president and I think it's a it's a terrific symbol to the American public. I want to ask you just a follow up on a question. I asked you earlier which is a lot of. I've been hearing from a lot of business owners and I'm sure you have two people who run like a small shop not a chain a small mom and pop restaurant chain and they say that it's been much easier for the pot belly and the Ruth's Chris Steak House chain restaurants like that to get money and if you don't have a pre existing relationship with banks it's been tougher to get these loans. I know that this program was ramped up very quickly but it does seem as though when the when some business owners say. Is there some way we can make sure that small businesses underserved communities get this? G- get these funds through paycheck protection. It does seem like they have a point. Is there anything? In this. Bill that will help expedite this money to these people but that might not have a pre existing relationship with bank. Put Jake. That's something we did correct Already last week we wanted to make sure that the banks fairly allocated across this across the board. The one thing I will say is because there are no your customer requirements. It was always gonNA take banks a little bit longer again. We couldn't be more pleased. The the average loan size is about two hundred and fifty thousand dollars so yes. There's some big businesses that was in the bill But but let me say the majority of these are going to small businesses and I heard stories from my local cleaners and other areas. That were really pleased. They were able to get these loans quickly. I know there's other people who are still waiting line and we're going to try to make sure all the banks get to them quickly in this next in this next batch of money last question for you. Surrogate Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell on board with the deal that you're optimistic could be cut today I have had constant discussions with him as well as Kevin McCarthy as well as the president and Mark Meadows and we're all onboard with the same plan secretary Mnuchin. Thank you so much for your time. Good luck and I hope everyone in your world continues to stay healthy and safe. Thank you very much secretary. Mnuchin and congressional leaders are negotiating. A new stimulus package. President trump is attacking Senate Democrats motives joining me now. The Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Democrat of New York leader. Schumer thank you so much. I know you're going to talk about and testing. I WanNa talk about that in one second but I do WanNa talk about this Funding for small business loan as the program has run out of funding as you know because of provisions Democrats want to add Karen Mills the former head of the small business administration under president. Obama says Democrats just need to go along and just fund this program. She said quote complexity is not our friend. Here things that have to be implemented quickly. Can't have a lot of bells and whistles or else a little too many unequated unintended consequences one of which is delay. And we don't have time to delay. What do you say to Karen Mills? Actually say the very things that we democrats have been fighting for are now going into the bill. If you had a connection with a bank it was pretty easy to get along. If you didn't from one end of the country to the other. We have been hearing that people can't get loans the local restaurant the local barber shop the local drugstore or even start up businesses manufacturing or or contra or Services that aren't happening so we Democrats said yes. We want to put more money in. But let's set set aside some money to make sure it goes to the rural areas to the minority areas to the bank and the sixty billion dollars For the disaster loan was our proposal and now the administration is going along with that setting aside a good chunk of the money about half of it so it goes to these unbanning. People who don't have a connection with the Bank of the smaller ones was our proposal in it. Looks like it's going so to just put two hundred fifty billion in Aleve out a large large segment. I'd say half of the small business community wouldn't have made sense and now it's going to happen because we Democrats said let's get this done this way. So you agree with Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin that the deal could be done today in voted on in the Senate tomorrow the House on Tuesday and then signed by President trump on Wednesday well speaker Pelosi and I have had constant discussions with Secretary Mnuchin. Our staffs are meeting twenty. Four seven. We've made very good progress and I'm very hopeful. We could come to an agreement tonight or early tomorrow morning. You know you got a lot of a lot of details. Dot is and Cross T.'s. But I am. I am very very hopeful. And as you heard many of the things we have asked for on the banking side on the testing side on the hospital side. They're going along with so we feel pretty good. We still have a few more on issues to deal with. Let's talk about the testing. You're on the call with Vice President Hands on Friday when Senate Senate. Democrats grew increasingly frustrated with the administration's testing response Did you get any indication from the call that the federal government has a coordinated plan to roll out testing and to make sure governors know where all the tests are? Okay we'll talk about jesting Angus king who is a mild mannered? Main guy was very upset because the president said now testing is up to the states. They've been back and forth on this. We Democrats proposed in this package. A thirty billion dollar focused plan on testing and we proposed three basic things money to go into both manufacturing and supply chains to bolster them quickly. We propose that we make Free testing far more widespread people avoid testing because they can't afford it. That's not good for the country and third we propose contact tracing what we need here is the thirty billion dollars and we need the focus from the president on the governors of our two states who are most impacted say. They need federal help. They can't do the testing on their own. You Talk to the business community. When Republican and Democratic senators were on with the president A few weeks ago a few days ago the number one call was for more testing and more federal involvement in the testing. You can't have it state by state. Let's say the swabs or made in an injustice California and the machine you know the little chemicals are made somewhere else you need the federal government to focus thus far. I believe that the president has not been focused enough on testing east. That's what Angus King so upset. But I think there is huge pressure to do it. I urged him to use the defense production. Act to get this money out The way we've talked the thirty billion dollars but at least there ought to be one person appointed in charge and making sure there's a national focus and effort on testing. I'd say this Jake testing is the key. Every expert says today's New York Times. One of the best experts. Say We only have about a third of the tests we need. We will not be able to get the economy going full fledged unless we have testing and we have examples Korea South Korea. I think they had a case one day. The first case was within a day of each other in the US and South Korea. I case but they did just what we're calling for. They did a massive increase in the number of tests they did contact tracing and now. South Korea is way over the Hump. We must do the same thing for the good of the health of America and the good of the economy and then just a couple more things the money for small business as we said we have four goals in the bill one money testing to money for small businesses. We discussed that three money for hospitals are hospitals are in desperate Shea. As the as the secretary said they're not doing Ram Elective surgery in my state. Saint Peter's Laid off seven hundred people in Albany. Saint Joseph's laid off seven hundred people in Syracuse. Joe Manchin says a his hospitals will go bankrupt. We need that but the third thing we do need is the what the Republican governors are calling for money for state and local governments and this is not abstract. But it's not gonna be in there Secretary and he said that it's gone. Well they sent till the last minute that it wouldn't be in code three and we pushed for one hundred fifty billion dollars in a dining and it is so important we don't want our police are fire fighters are. Emt's our bus drivers. This is not an abstract issue. We don't want them fired. There is does anybody else. So we're continuing to push hard for that in covert three five so let me ask you a question. Because you're you're coming to US live this morning from one of the epicenters. A Corona virus in the World New York Democrats have been very critical of how long it took president trump to take serious action in the fight against Corona virus. But Dr Thomas Friedman the former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He told The New York Times that if New York state and New York City had adopted social distancing physical distancing a week or two earlier the death toll in New York could have been reduced by anywhere from fifty to eighty percent. Didn't New York politicians dropped the ball here to we'll look. I think our governor and our mayor has done a great job and I think most of America agrees. It's very hard when you don't have the federal cooperation when you have the president early on saying it's a hoax or it'll go away or don't worry about it to get things done. I think our state and our city has done a terrific terrific job given that we were the EPI center. San Francisco ordered schools closed on March twelfth. Ohio did the same with five confirmed cases on on March fifteenth. Blasi ordered New York City schools to close with three hundred twenty nine cases. A New York state wide stayed home order was announced on March twentieth. A day after California. You don't think more could have been done earlier. I mean other states. We're taking action. Look again we were the epicenter. That was so many things to do getting ventilator so people wouldn't die was important getting the PCP for the healthcare workers. What's important or many things that were very very important. As I said I think both Cuomo and de Blasio get very high marks for how they've handled this. I WanNa ask you one other question Sarah Congresswoman Alexandria Cossio Cortez. This week did not rule out a possible. Two thousand twenty two primary run against you. Are you confident you could look throughout my career? I've done my job. I'm totally focused on this cove. It we are the EPI center and I found throughout my career. You do your job everything else. Works out okay. All Right Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Democrat of New York. Thank you Sir for your time and I hope everyone in your world is safe and healthy. Thanks so much for being with US. Thank you thank you. Jake can stay healthy too as governor start to plan how they're stationed might begin to reopen. What will the new normal? Look like Maryland governor. Larry Hogan will join me next plus. The president is publicly attacking and undermining the efforts of three democratic governors two of them governors. Ralph North Virginia and Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan but Michigan. We'll be here response. Stay with us. Prepare yourselves but time for brand new. Rick and Morty Adventures is almost here what this is what you've been waiting for new rick. And MORTY ON ADULT SWIM. Governments around the world have been. Ill prepared to respond to the corona virus outbreak. But there's an organization that has been sounding the alarm for years about how vulnerable we all are to a pandemic the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week on boss files. I talk exclusively with Melinda Gates about how. Her Foundation is putting their extensive resources. Billions of dollars behind the development of a vaccine and what can be done for developing world including Africa which she says could be devastated by over nineteen. Listen to the latest episode of Boss Files. Wherever you gave podcasts. Welcome back to state of the Union. I'm Jake Tapper. Ner Took Jake Tapper as governors way. How and when it may be safe to reopen president trump is putting his finger on the scale egging on a small faction of protesters who say they want restrictions lifted. He's also attacking democratic governors including my next guest. Virginia's Governor Ralph Northbound Governor North. I'm saying thanks for joining us. I want you to take a listen to president. Trump's attack against you at his Press briefing Saturday. That people really have to start looking at is. What's going on in Virginia? Because that's a mess with a government with really a governor. That's under siege. Anyway they're trying to take that that Second Amendment right that Second Amendment right away to me that's liberty. That's when I say liberate Virginia. What's your response to President Trump sir? Well Good Morning Jake. And thanks so much for having me on. I hope you and your your listeners. Your viewers are all healthy. You know our our president obviously has been unable to deliver on test now. He has chosen to focus on protests. And this is not the time for protest. This is not the time for divisiveness. This is time for leadership that will stand up and and provide empathy. That will will understand what's going on this country of ours with this pandemic it's time for Truth and it's the time to bring people together. And that's what I've done is the governor of Virginia and We're we're fighting a biological war. We've been asked by the way as governors to fight that war without the supplies. We need and so. The governor's have worked together to to really increase the amount of P p. e. that we have we been competing for that unfortunately but working collaboratively We've we've worked very hard every day to to increase our testing capability and and I just. I commend the governor's but I also commend Virginians. Virginians know what this is about. They're working together. They're checking on others. Are Teachers are stepping up? I just Just it's an unbelievable response and you know we're fighting. We're in the middle of a health crisis right now. We're also in the middle of an economic crisis and just as soon as we can get this health crisis behind us will be able to address the economic crisis. Get back to where we were and and let people get back to their normal lives. Obviously you signed a number of a sweeping gun control measures Into law in the last few weeks and president trump is not made any secret that he disagrees with that. The Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State says the language of liberate Virginia that you heard from President trump in Ensley view it quote encourages illegal and dangerous action quote lead the violence. Do you agree. We've had some terrible tragedies here in Virginia Jake with with gun violence as you know in two thousand and seven. We lost thirty. Two precious lives at Virginia Tech in all over the Memorial Day weekend last year we lost twelve lives and you know and I brought the legislature back to Virginia for a special session. The Republicans spent less than ninety minutes address in gun violence and and Virginian stood up. They spoke they said enough is enough They said that you know the thoughts and prayers. We appreciate those but but we want legislators that will come to Richmond and take votes and pass laws so I was pleased Just this past week to sign seven pieces of commonsense gun legislation. That will keep Virginia Safe. So so that's what happens when when people listen And they've they've responded and you know right now. Jake this is about this pandemic of I. I'll be glad to talk about gun. Violence and what we've done but it's time for Virginia for this country to come together and address the lives that we are losing Every day to try to put this health crisis behind us this week. He said your state or rather your Commonwealth was slowing the spread of the virus but the peak would likely not happen until the end of the month with corona virus cases continuing to climb in Virginia. When do you think that the economy could potentially start to open back up? Which is a great question. Jake and I think it's something that the governor's wrestle with every day today just as an example we had close to five hundred new cases. Close to twenty new desks and and while we're not seeing a significant increase. It looks like it's flattening out a bit and so we would like to see at least two weeks of trending numbers Going DOWN We WanNa make sure that. We have the P. P. that we need in our hospitals and our penitentiaries and our nursing homes. We WanNA RAMP UP OUR TESTING CAPABILITIES. And as soon as we see all these things coming We'll open up our businesses just as soon as we can but we want to make sure that we do it responsibly. And we want to do it safely as you know. You've been criticized for your hand lowering handling of the crisis compared to your neighboring states. Robert McCartney from the Washington Post Recently wrote quote. One might assume that a governor who spent most of his career as a physician. That's you would be among the first depressed for quick decisive action to combat a deadly fast spreading infectious disease but one would be mistaken and it is true that you only ordered a state of emergency after Maryland and Washington. Dc did so you only issued a stay at home order after West. Virginia and Kentucky did so. Do you wish you at acted earlier. Were Jake as you said. I am a physician I served in Desert Storm. Taking care of wounded soldiers have been in some tough situations in the ER saving and helping children and their and their families. We took some very aggressive steps in Virginia. We we warn the first states to close down schools for for the spring. We have a stay at home order through June tenth. We've asked our hospitals and our providers to elective surgeries. I so that we can make sure that we have the bed capacity supplies that we need. So you know. We've taken some very aggressive steps. This social distancing the good hygiene that we the guidelines that we've been there working In Virginia and again. I'm so proud of Virginia's for what they're doing. And we're going to get through this together and Jake we came into this covert nineteen is a very strong Commonwealth. We were the number one state in this great country of ours in which to do business and I have reminded. Virginia's we're going to come out of this strong as well. The president and vice-president saying over the past few days that the US has enough testing capacity for states to begin opening back up. If you feel you're ready to go into phase. One is at the case in Virginia. Do you have enough tasks to do the test. You need to do jake. That's just delusional to be making statements like that. We we have been fighting every day for P. P. And we've got some supplies now coming in. We'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR FOR TESTING. It's not a it's not a straightforward test. We don't even have enough swabs. Believe it or not. And we're ramping that up but for the national level to say that we have what we need and really to to have no guidance to the state levels It's just irresponsible. Because we're not there yet governor north. I'm thank you so much for your time Come back we love to have you on to talk about some other issues. Thanks so much jake. President trump is pushing states to ease corona virus restrictions even as his own medical advisers in many governors. Do including my next guests. Say reopening the country right now. Still risks too. Many American lives joining me now. Maryland's Republican governor Larry Hogan Governor Hogan. It's good to see you. I want to start with the news that in this bill legislation. That's coming out that will Fund some of the small business loans. it's also gonNA fantastic. It's also going to fund hospitals according to Secretary Mnuchin. But but they're not gonNA provide money for states and I know you've been outspoken. I quoted you to Secretary Mnuchin. He said maybe in the next legislation Will there be funding for states. What's your response? Well first of all. We're we're just Hopeful that We can get all these parties to agree and put aside partisanship in the US. Senate get the administration and the senators on both sides of the aisle to reach some kind of deal to get this done because we do need to get this money out for our small businesses and certainly. The hospitals need help as well. I spoke with the Secretary of Mnuchin several times last week. We also had a discussion with the president and while the we're a little disappointed The NCAA is pushing was just me? But the National Governor's Association was pushing for this funding which desperately needed for the states if we want to get this economic recovery moving But that they did commit to work with us in the fourth stimulus. Bill The the Governor's all across the country. Republicans and Democrats of the National Governor's Association. Were pushing to try to get it included in this bill. I don't think the deals Finalized yet but look we do not WanNa hold up funding to these small businesses and we hope that the Democrats and the Republicans in the Senate can come together in a bipartisan way. And get something moving for the American people. I know you've seen this video from Tacoma Park Maryland Video on Friday from local. News chose hundreds of Marylanders lined up outside Mega Mart stores for a free food giveaway. They obviously desperate many of them. I'm assuming have no income at all. Because of the shutdown what do you say to your constituents About when you're going to open the state up and what goes through your mind when you see the desperation evidence in the video well first of all My heart goes out to all the people that are struggling. And we've been focused on this. It's this twin problem of fighting to try to save people's lives but we're also very concerned about the people who are not able to work in the small businesses that are hurting which is why You know I'm a lifelong small business person myself. I ran for governor because I was concerned about people. Losing their jobs My goal is to try to get US. Open as quickly as we possibly can. But in a safe way The president's own guidelines. Say That you should have a fourteen days of declining numbers before you start to consider phase one of a reopening and we have increasing numbers Every day here in the Washington region Governor myself and Governor Mayor Bowser in the district. So we're not at the point yet where we can but we have a very detailed reopening plan. We've been working on for weeks. Were anxious to get people back to work. the The folks that were lined up for food. Look it came from a good place this Grocery store was offering free bags of food. Which is why so. Many people showed up But they didn't coordinate with the local authorities and you had some crowds which was unfortunate but look we put eight eight million dollars into local food banks to try to make sure that people were not going hungry. The first thing. You've called for an order to reopen. Your state is an expansion of testing capacity. I want you to take a listen to what the vice president and president trump has said on that issue. We believe today that we have the capacity in the United States to do a sufficient amount of testing For States to move into phase one at the time and manner that they deem to be appropriate as our experts said yesterday. America's testing capability and capacity is fully sufficient. Could begin opening up the country. Totally Governor North Just called that delusion all the idea that states have enough testing What do you think? Do you have Enough testing to move into phase. One I think this is probably the number one problem in America and has been from the beginning of this crisis. The lack of testing and I've repeatedly made this Argument to the leaders in Washington on behalf of the rest of the governors in America and I can tell you talked to governors on both sides of the aisle nearly every single day The administration I think is trying to ramp up testing Try they are doing some things with respect to private labs but to try to push this off to say that the governors have plenty of testing and they should just get to work on testing. Somehow WE AREN'T DOING. Our job is just absolutely false Every governor in America has been pushing And fighting and clawing to get more tests not only from the federal government but from every private lab in America and from all across the world and we continue to do so look. We've increased our testing in Maryland by five thousand percent over the past month. But it's nowhere near where it needs to be and As governor North upset a moment ago there are things like shortages on on swabs that we don't have anywhere in America. You can't do the test without on reagents which is part of the test So you know look I think. They've made some strides at the federal level. I think states are all working hard on their own divine. Their own testing lab capacity has been increasing. But it's not accurate to say. There's plenty of testing out there. And the governor should just get done That's just not being straightforward. Protesters gathered In the state capital yesterday to call for you to reopen businesses reopened schools. I want you to listen to what President Trump said about protests occurring around the country. I mean I know this There are a lot of protests out there and I just think that some of the governors have gotten carried away. You know we have a lot of people that don't have to be told to do what they're doing. They've been really doing everything we've asked him. Specifically I think. President trump is referring to three democratic governors in coincidentally. I'm sure three battleground states for twenty twenty. But what's your response when you hear the president saying That some governors of going overboard. We'll look I think that First of all I understand the frustration among the people that That WanNa things open right away. I'm frustrated also. I mean I wish I had someone to protest too but Look we're doing everything. We possibly can to reopen in a safe manner. But I don't think it's helpful to encourage Demonstrations and encourage people to go against the president's own policy for example. I mentioned earlier. The president's policy says you can't start to reopen under his plan until you have declining numbers for fourteen days which those states in my state do not have So then to encourage people to go protest. The plan that you just made recommendations on on Thursday It just doesn't make any sense where we're sending completely conflicting messages out to the governor's into the people As if we should ignore federal policy in federal recommendations. I've been meaning to ask you about this meeting that you attended. You attended a briefing about Corona virus on February ninth with Dr Pfau chief and the head of the CDC. You're at the White House for. I guess governors were having convention of some sort. You told The Washington Post quote the doctors and the scientists. They were telling us then exactly what they're saying now. How stark were the warnings? That you were getting in private on. February ninth was so I'm chairman of the National Governor's Association. We had our annual winter meeting in In Washington on February ninth. I called the meeting. We added to our agenda because there were governors. This was at the very beginning of the crisis. I think sort of around the time when the outbreak was just happening in the country and in the state of Washington And we asked for some of these folks to come brief. The governor's to give us a better understanding of what was happening and We had Robert Redfield the head of the CDC Dr Faucher and the number of others. That were five panelists from the administration who came and You know they gave us a pretty Pretty detailed Outline of what they felt was happening with this. This virus in what they thought was a good potential for what might happen in the country And I can tell you I left that meeting Very very concerned and came back the very next day and got our team completely ramped up To try to get to work and we had actually been looking at this since early January and had a preliminary effort ongoing but when I left that briefing That the administration gave to the governors We knew that this was going to be a serious crisis. County Larry Hogan Maryland. Thank you so much for your time. Sir. Really appreciate it thank you jake. Joy Now is Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen. Whitmer governor Whitmer. Thanks so much for joining us. Everyone in your world is safe and healthy. President Trump tweeted on Friday about your state quote liberate Michigan. What's your response to that message and others like it from President trump the only responses that you know Michigan Right now has the third highest death count in the country. We are the tenth largest state as you can deduce. This means we have a uniquely hard issue going on here because it's disproportionately hurting in our state and that's why we need to take a uniquely Aggressive action to protect people are actions are working. You know my stay home. Order is one of the nation's more conservative but the fact of the matter is it's working we are seeing the curve. Start to flatten. And that means we're saving lives and the hard part of public health is when you're doing a good job you're saving lives and it's hard to quantify precisely what that looks like but we know that this was steep at the trajectory we were headed and now it looks as though it is starting to flatten. These efforts are making a difference and saving lives. We've got to continue doing it. There have been a lot of criticisms of how detailed your stay at home. Order is are in terms of people not being allowed to buy seeds for gardening in stores or people not being allowed to use jetskis although they're allowed to use. Cook kayaks spokesperson for the Michigan Retailers Association. Said there's just confusion all over the place when it comes to your executive order. Do you regret anything about the way these rules have been rolled out you know. This is an unprecedented crisis that we are confronting as a globe. Frankly and the harsh harsh way that it's heading. My state means that we've got to be really smart about the actions. We take now to protect life as well as the actions. We take to re-engage and no one's more Anxious to re-engage our economy than I am but I want to do it in a way that really does save life that makes it safe that mitigates risk and means that we can avoid a second way because as tough as this moment is it would be devastating to have a second wave and I know that the vast majority of Michigan is understand that not going to the gas station to fill up your your boat So that you can go. Tooling around is a sacrifice. But it is one that is worth it because who among US wouldn't rather for go jet skiing or boating right now if it's GonNa Save Your grandparents or your neighbor's life and that's precisely what the trade office in this moment governor you said the testing is an essential piece of fighting the virus. We're have a chart up here of the states. With at least a thousand corona virus deaths in Michigan is next to last with just over a thousand tests per one hundred thousand residents. That's just half or a third of the number and other hotspots such as New York Louisiana Massachusetts. The trump administration says that you all governors have enough tasks. Why is testing still so low per capita in your state? How long do you think it will be until you have enough infrastructure setup to task contact race in order to reopen all right? I can tell you we could double or even triple the number of tests that we're executing daily if we had the swabs and reagents and I know you talked to governors north on an Hogan before I came on. And they're saying the exact same thing. This is not a unique situation in Michigan but the crisis that we're confronting is unique and that's precisely why it would really be incredibly helpful. If the federal government would use the defense production act to start making these swabs and reagents so we can improve testing even by their own guidelines. They say that You should have fourteen days of declined growth that you should be able to test. But they're they're great. They're getting a third gating. Criteria says only testing for high risk healthcare providers. That's not nearly enough. You talked to any epidemiologist and they tell you. We should be testing between one and two percent of our population regularly. And that's precisely why we need these fundamental supply chain issues address. We can ramp up our testing and have some confidence in the numbers and no one. It's safe to engage and be able to track folks after we started reengaged parts of our economy. I've heard from people in the administration that one of the issues is that there are millions of tasks out there that have been sent to states but that the governor's don't even know that those tests are in the states not necessarily through any fault of the governor's is that one of the problems here. That tasks are being put out on the market. But you're not even being informed about it. Well in some cases yeah we will get tests into our healthcare providers. And it's you know we're dependent on them to let us know that's happened the Saturday to run the system. It would be nice if we had a national strategy that was working with the state so every state knew precisely what was coming in but at the end of the day we governors are doing the best. We can with what we've got. We could use some assistance though to make sure that those supply chain issues are addressed and we can do the robust testing that every epidemiologist in our country tells you is absolutely essential as we prepare to think about engaging sectors of our economy governor Gretchen. Whitmer thank you so much for your time. Hope you and everyone in your world stay safe and healthy you to the trump administration on Thursday publicly released guidelines for opening up America. Again one key measure. That states need the ability to quickly set up safe and efficient screening and testing sites and test symptomatic individuals and trace their contacts as well as setting up other sites for as symptomatic individuals. The White House says the states are ready. Our best scientists and health experts assess that today we have a sufficient amount of testing to meet the requirements of a phase one re-opening if state governors should choose to do that but as the White House Corona Virus Task Force makes this assertion. There seems to be a real disconnect with the states and the struggles the states face such as what we heard a few days ago from the Republican governor of Ohio the wine and the state director of health health systems worldwide of struggle because of the critical shortage of test kit components. Testing is the bane of every. I'm sure governor and I'm sure everyone every health their director on the states. We just wish we had more getting from the president's anything remotely resembling a coherent policy on this critical issue of testing has been close to impossible as best exemplified by this blatant live from when president visited the CDC on March six. Anybody that wants to test can get a test. This pledge for March twenty. I also seems to be untrue. We expect that by March twenty eighth to be well over twenty seven million into the market. What is the actual number of tests that have been produced White House officials? Were not able to tell me when I ask them. Repeatedly yesterday though experts caution it is far less than twenty seven million but even if they produced a lot of tests. How many of them have been administered. Today we've conducted more than three point. Seven eight million corona virus tests three point seven eight million versus twenty seven million. These numbers illustrate a problem. I there are not enough. Tests capacity still needs to increase significantly and second and perhaps even more important right now. There is a real disconnect between the tasks that exist and getting them to where they're needed. The governor's IRV responsible for testing. I hope they're going to be able to use this tremendous amount of available capacity that we have an interesting language their credit for the tests that have been completed. That's we the responsibility for future testing. That's them the governors and many governors simply do not know where these tests are even. If they're in they're very states. The communication has been sorely lacking not that the president has had any issues communicating support for those protesting against governors or specifically three Democratic Governors of Michigan Minnesota Virginia. Three battleground states in the two thousand twenty election. So that's where we are. April nineteenth testing continues to be nowhere near where health experts wanted to be the remains a huge disconnect between making the tasks and delivering them to where they're needed and the biggest development on testing. Is that the president is now officially completely passed. The buck to the governor's some of whom he then turns around and attacks for doing too much to try to save American lives. You know. Leadership is being tested here to Mr President. Thanks for spending your Sunday morning with us for reads car. Gps starts next.
2085: Ralph Northam For President
"I listened to the Black Guy who tips podcast because Rawdon Karen Hans disenfranchising bills. Where another case in point the Dortch bill for example call for a secret ballot that carry printed names in lieu of Party symbols outside assistance to those who could not read and required a poll tax similar legislation had already been passing several northern stays with the purpose of excluding ignorant gullible and easily lead voters both black and white from the electorate. The idea was woken by number of blacks including France his Ellen Harper and wbz boy. Soon to be calm. Harvard's first black to be awarded. The PhD hopper advocated a PhD. Harbor advocated educational immoral requirements for voting and Dubois. The boy arming. The boys Disputed the need for a federal elections. Bill nothing in New York age noting into New York. As when you have the right sort of voters you will need no election loss but purify the electorate as it was called especially in the south was calculated to exclude black political power. Even if race was not mentioned per se in Tennessee for example at the time of the bill when it was passed fifty four percent of blacks and eighteen percent of whites could not read moreover to appease white rural voters the bill apply to only those areas where sizeable black vote was held shelby and Davidson counties which included Nashville and Knoxville and Chattanooga still to struggle for political restitution before getting the literacy numbers up appear to be putting the proverbial cart before the horse many black opinion-makers including IDA entangled in myths of their own still saw vote the voting issue in terms of class rather than race they were concerned about a black electorate increasingly made up of less educated Gullible migrants. Who were inundated who were dating cities cities before the referendum the pro temporary cme Christian index out of Jackson Tennessee opined that most blacks would vote for prohibition if left alone but worried that they would be used as an unwitting tool by both parties would no access to an objective analysis of the vote. The black elite have reason to believe that its worst fears. Come true the simple irresponsible right to vote does not of itself along constitute the Truth Citizen. Wells wrote in the Christian index in June. Eighteen eighty nine two months after the doors bill was passed. Hey to the blackout test podcasts. Your hose ride any. We live on a Monday ready. Do Some podcast and find some items stitcher paramedic search the blackout. The Fisher Weapon of the show is an unofficial sport. Bolic's and that extra is from IDA SORTA among lions Bobbly Pala Giddings And that talks about how The right to vote. And right around prohibition so black people black man earned the right to vote and women of any race novel. I believe at the time and so What started to be was started here. Was that black. People started to be blamed for the lack of prohibition passing in the South is the plain. Bullshit it ain't got nothing to do with US right And then of course there was. This monstrous will. We're letting all these new people vote and while before this we weren't as concerned about the education level of people voting suddenly not black rat right vote. It's time to start checking these accu guys. We gotTA make sure they're smart. You know you gotTa make sure you can read. So what are the things they would do? Is Like Like you said they kind of changed it from your party. Affiliation with the symbol of the dockyard elephant or whatever it was and they switched it to deers just their name out. No not gonNA put Democrat symbol. 'cause you know if you can't read you can go about symbols and be like. I want the Democrat or Republican well and I believe this is back when Republicans was more on the side of black people but Yeah it's like you look at this shit and then you know they're like take that off you now you have to read the whole name of the person and that's how you vote. Well as I say here. Fifty four percent of black people can re eighteen percent white. People can read. So you're immediately you know sacrificing your own white by the way eighteen percent of them but you're immediately saying okay. Cool this is a way to get rid of half of the people that are even black and convoked only apply to the places where black remove were so other places in the state that maybe you're literate but it's only why people that are illiterate and then we're gonNA enforce it. They're not that's okay. We're just WANNA make sure black people. Don't get the vote you know this. Is You know this is a long time ago and at the same time you know you have people this eighteen hundred nine people today still pushing like this. Don't worry about voting shit. You know the black vote doesn't mean nothing you know. It's okay if you don't feel like voting. Don't worry about it. Find another way you know that kind of Shit And they've been trying to suppress vote since the second we got him before. Right And in in creative ways like it's never just a straight up like you know they know they can't just say Blackie became vote right. You know so there's always some voter. I D closed on Sundays Let's make the poll hours less so that people working don't have a chance to come in voting. Black people gotta work. You know. We don't have jobs you can not just take time off and stuff starting positions The other thing I liked about this passage even black people and this is something that happens today. Even black people fall for this class over race. Bullshit where like class I will not arrays problem. You know we keep attacking class about class guys. We gotta get you know somebody that talks about class. That's the only type of you know even if they don't know what they're talking about race as long as they're talking about class will be fine and you know like I said it's wild is more was my favorite candidate. This season of voting The twenty twenty p primary season. Yeah so she was my favorite because she intertwined both. I think both are important. But when you're black race is more important in this class yet because your race and class are inextricably tied and you can't every time they've tried to push a class initiative white people. Got It blackie with it. Every time none of this shit is new. None of like all the stuff that people are telling you. These Revolutionary Ideas. They're not revolutionary ideas ideas that we've been trying to get implemented for years some of them even got implemented. We got frozen out. Which is why we're still at the bottom going. Hey we would like to have blink. They always find a way not to give it to us. You know The other thing I thought was interesting in the same chapter. They talk about how Yeah in nearly fifty percent black Memphis where two thousand three hundred. Ninety nine have voted. For Prohibition Six Thousand Eight hundred and Twenty One had voted against prohibition now prohibition outlawing of liquor and so down. South of specialists considered a vice. The women's temperance movement has started and it was a vital hall. Really fucked America. Look a gold watch game burns. Documentary prohibition guys want to see it but it has fucked. People like alcohol is a drug. We don't really talk about. Is the acceptable drug in America right but nonetheless at this time people were you know. It was being blamed for a lot of stuff. Man Come home beaten wives man. I come home at all. Getting addicted being lazy. You know all that Kinda Shit. So they were like we need to pass. Prohibition Right and prohibition is much like pornography in that in public. Everybody was yeah. This alcohol is bad. We need to cut this shit out. People need stop drinking. You know. We're very respectable here. We go to church and we work and we come home and we eat dinner with our families and we'll go straight debate and wake up and do it in the morning again. You know like everybody presented in public but the truth of the matter is salone were will field always right. People were constantly making their own moon. China Shit drinking To the point of access all the time of excess all the time and so in Improv in that voting booth people once they got Hana that we know that private what dislike will. Now I can vote. No I don't want to give up alcohol. That was just for out there so they were running through this situation of people especially the men member may would vote right so you have men are like I all. Yeah I will give up this drug I you know I I understand this terrible. We shouldn't be doing this and then they get back there. You know away from their wife who came vote and they go. You know I wanNA drink. So why people do they blame black people they say. Well No. We're all upstanding White Christians. We're obviously voting for you know prohibition but Y'all largest elective like the largest percentage. Nobody else can really vote in the book alcohol. Meanwhile they were also saying you know the reason we had to get rid of it because the black skies the blacks are the ones who are really bad on alcohol. They get the alcohol. They're whistling and why women there right Bingham okay. They have violated at one. They're like right and so they were like. It's really can't handle alcohol but we need to ban it because just really bad for everyone. But especially the blacks but then when it came time to vote and lost prohibition laws they were like Oh see what it was. The blacks went in there and they all were like no. We love some alcohol. We four alcohol we all this percentage right. We're going to ignore all the black people that have lobbied against because black people were also on that against alcohol trained especially black women in public but and of course black. You'll be an extreme religious. In this out there was a lot of fire and brimstone. We gotTA GET OUT TO ALCOHOL. Shit but why people still use them as a scapegoat. Sands proof didn't mean any PRU So yeah voted. Against the biracial bipartisan administration of David P hadn't Hayden Had become too riddled with Republicans in Negros now that reform and investment were firmly in place now. Republicans that you're talking about the game. We're all black people side so they were like look at your terrible government. Got Republicans amd blacks taxing district officials became a target of a witch hunt to out corruption within their ranks. In one thousand nine Hundred Eighty Hayden. Himself indicated was indicted. I'm sorry for malfeasance ostensibly for tax taxing gambling and prostitution establishments instead of closing them in less than two years after the referendum vote Tennessee which had had the most competitive too partisan system in the south during the eighteen eighties because of black voters became a one party state dominated. Democrats newly united on the rice issue. So I they were using black people and a hate of black people more specifically to unite their entire Party and unite white people against us and then blame for everything while still keeping and profiting off of these vices off the alcohol Alpha Alpha this prostitution All of that stuff. So it's interesting when you look at the history of voting in this country And this is really on my mind today because I just watched this thing called the Great Hack Documentary on Netflix movie. It's been out for a while but I. I finally been having time to watch all this shit. I've had on my list that I haven't taken the time to watch and is basically about the two thousand sixteen election and facebook right and we've talked about on the show before but this is like a documentary where they go into detail you the meet. Some of the people are behind all this stuff and this company called Cam Bridge Analytica. That did all this analysis on American voters now they did all over the globe not just us the UK. They're they're very. The hand is very responsible for pushing. Brexit It turned into Bongo. They started they were. They were part of the DEUCE. Oh Movement which is essentially a movement that says. Don't vote right so you had a lot so you had A. And they were for higher like you hire them. If you're the president and you don't want to lose the you hire them and they start these grassroot quote movements with Miss Information in articles and stuff targeted at certain people to be like. Let's make sure that this person seizes a and one of the things they said they did. Because this is exactly what I thought happened because it was called the great hack and I remember thinking. I'm not going to watch this because I already know it is and I. It's not a hack. It's IT'S A it's propaganda targeted to people. That are the most prone to be propagandized right right as I was like. I'm not GonNa Watch it because I you know it but I was like. Let Me Watch it today. You know I've been watching a lot of Shit like this lately actor truth and out of stuff so I'm watching it and I'm like the things I picked up on the most what they would do is get your data from facebook and stuff. They were supposed to deleted. They didn't of course not they will get your data and they would figure out that they couldn't manipulate everybody. Not everyone is susceptible to know but a lot. More people are susceptible to this thing. The think right and a lot more and they weren't just coming at you from one angle. See what happens is in our cycles and is one of the reasons that like I said I pull back from a lot of the activists and a lot of liberal circles people and said you know I. I gotta just an analyst for myself because you get caught up in this way too much. Y'All say stupid shit you know. But if it's like your pat yourselves on the back for saying the same stupid shit then it's not stupid anymore right but it's still stupid to me. So what are the things they figured out was targeted three types of people? They target people that that were fearful they targeted people that were apathetic and then they targeted people. That were angry right. Anger is probably the number one thing well for now. The number one thing is fear. People afraid of losing everything. Okay Yeah I was thinking. I'm personally angered. Yeah yeah the number one thing is fear you know not all three of these things exclusives? I'm sure you can be angry. But fear fear is the number one thing obviously and many many white people that voted for trump. They did it. They got them brainwashed. Essentially by by targeting them with these ads of like. Here's Hillary Clinton coughing. She's GonNa Die. She's a she's a liar. They play like a clip out of context and Michelle Obama talking about something else in there. Put a Hillary Clinton logo thing like still exists. He didn't even like Hillary. You know that kind of Shit Add to you through the algorithm all day every day. And so eventually you click on these. You start to see these things over and over and over again. Facebook meanwhile not regulating any of it. They're letting you see. Whatever facebook and twitter in these places that are run by white men essentially feel like freedom of speech means free for art because they've never felt any true level of oppression right and they can essentially pass for straights? This had white men you know even though I do know that Mark Zuckerberg is Jewish. He's white he's a he's a white dude to most people correct And so to them. Freedom of speech is essentially anything goes. Wow that's not even what freedom of speech is in the world like in America. Freedom OF SPEECH IS NOT ANYTHING GOES. You can't threaten somebody you You know if you target offer harassment that that's a legal thing that's illegal matter now if you say fire in a crowded theatre that's that's not freedom of speech anymore right so freedom speech is early true real and even the even with them saying for real posted video was somebody's Right I was the first thing to go right so they have tools. That could stop this stuff. They don't because they they were one getting paid for to their white news. This is freedom of speech and this is fine and so these companies took advantage of it So you have people that literally like Like trump with his people would be like reach out to Cambridge Analytica. We need a contract with them to help us in the election and they will put the propaganda out there on social media shift those votes everywhere and they had like a certain number of people that they felt were attainable. A they were pretty good confidence. They could switch their votes. I forget the number of data points each person but it was like thirty million voters in like five hundred and something data each or something some crazy number like that so they can tell like your your personality profile like okay. Is this person. Quick to anger are a sad. Are they apathetic? How do we motivate them? How do we do die? Algorithm based on. What you post in the pants you interact with probably how you a reporter so the things that they really count were people who are going to vote Republican. They want that and we can start of in general because this is all over the globe they did but conservative. And then the other thing. They wanted people who weren't gonNA vote. They target if he would different tactics. Ecorse your white conservatives is fear based is why the people are coming to take all your guns in your money and Boa okay but for your black people. It was very much. We want you to feel apathetic. Doesn't matter you vote doesn't count. Don't worry about. It is odd saying who gives a fuck anyway and they really heavily influenced people like that and then they also influenced the people that were like. I'm so angry and I'm so well that I'm not gonNa vote like fuck all these politicians this show. I'm I'm walking in. I don't understand and the whole time. I kept thinking about over two years. You know how we've seen some people that really bought into this as a personality like you know they 'cause like I said I can't remember on this show or different show. If you're not gonNa vote you do realize you could not vote not tell anybody correct. So there's something specific about the need to not vote and then voice it to everyone in a declarative fashion. That says something different like this is about attention. This is not necessarily about your personal choice. This is a this is an invitation to the bay right because a lot of people don't vote and they don't tell nobody and nobody knows and they're going about their lives and so you know I. I went over last week. Our we watched that documentary about them. Literally hacking voter machines. We went over yet but this is about a different kind of quote unquote hacking. It's hacking the human brain which is already biased in predisposition. Starting things saw they were saying black people. These like activists Websites in groups joined in movements and stuff and these articles and things that I thought was really like at one point. They had like an activist. March that Russia literally sponsored and people like Black People in America showed up in March that thing they had no idea how would they know right Sos So crazy to think about how People were manipulated. And it's the it's like when I finished I it's almost yet. Take your hat off the Cambridge Analytical. And I don't mean it. And they did a good thing. But I mean like it's the ultimate heist it's a heist where you got somebody to give you their money and their power while making it feel like it was their idea and making them want to defend that idea. You know like is honestly like to me. I don't I look at it no different than like Fox News washing by like people are comfortable saying Fox News Brainwash people because they're thing about white people you know people that are around us anyway. But they're not comfortable being like this Kinda guy brainwashed. By you. Know the woke movements they got brainwashing. The Not doing shit you know. They gave away their power. The only thing that make you be like yeah. I didn't vote. Fuck you bitch. I'm proud of it. You got a problem with it. It ain't my and it's like that thing where like Bernie Sanders today. Endorse Joe Biden. Five days after dropping out keeping track twenty six twenty to thirty six days nine doors Hillary Clinton but okay you know hey you learn from him snakes and maybe I better. I don't know but the point is I've seen his people some of them black white talking about how they're not gonNA vote by. They don't care about you know I'd rather have more trump than than this. You can't make me. You have to earn his out that type of shit even while even though Biden's already adopted or or push lefter more left on a couple more policies from burning. I thought that was the point right. They don't care they don't care. They want him to be Barney. Even if he came out and had the same exact platform Bernie. They'd still say no. And so the point is though these people have been highsted. They've opened their bank vault. They've given their money away and now they have to defend it They can't say Oh shit I got got. That's the one thing that really and I like. I say twitter social kind of bizarre worlds so who knows it may hopefully this as it translates to real life and it doesn't seem to be because a number show people Showing up more to vote for Biden. This year they dating for Hillary or Obama's eyeglasses. But the thing and it showed me was like these people are any they're encouraged. It's impossible to reach now. They do this. Grandstanding for the attention of the grandstanding. Correct they want the they did. They can't. They are incapable of admitting they were wrong. They're capable of admitting they could do better. They're capable of saying. Hey I've changed my mind you know. That's okay it's okay to be like you know what? I got guide. It is all right but a lot of times when people don't WanNa do that a lot of times that's just pride. This man was worse than I thought. I would rather vote for by him. That's all we'll take for most people to be like I cool. You've been acting like ahead. Ask for three or four years now our if you if you if you let it go let it go. That's how people saying right but they can't let it go right because all they have at this point and that's why people don't even go. Okay then fuck you think Nancy to Cambridge analytic and no longer exist. They declared bankruptcy in order to avoid a lot of Laos legal in front. Like just culpability in this shit right because come 'cause countries is like a dollar. This isn't bullshit. You need to be held accountable and responsible but the mentality that has been program by People Hammer. John Linda that still exist. They don't need you don't need Cambridge Analytica to get these people and brainwash. They will forever be this way like or are they going to beat his way to prove a point. All the way down to the ship Burns like it doesn't matter if they have fire extinguisher hands. They would rather the ship burn to think they're proven some philosophical thing and I'm just saying sober minded clear vision objectively. These mother. Fuckers are the problem. Yes they are you know and like I said I can't make an exception for black people or anybody. Anybody on his bullshit is the problem. It doesn't matter it doesn't they've been trying to do this to us. Since does fucking day that the word came up voting and the way the data concept of voting came up in America. They've been trying to figure a way out to keep black people out of it right right because today. We don't want us to have any power any authority. They don't want us to run anything. You know we fiscal person and audit of the bushy act like they don't even want things to benefit. Us know why. Why because as far as they're concerned This country has never ever got over slavery and Free Labor and it never will. That's why they will pay you the lowe's they possibly can and will be free if we didn't have minimum wage. Minimum wage is the only thing that's preventing a lot of jobs from being like fuck it. You better come here and work for Goddamn free. So that's what I was thinking Abou- when I found that that is our today because I was like look at the Games they played on us in voter intimidation right. They used to have guns at the polls. We're GONNA kill any nigger. We see. Come up here but don't matter if they did it or not and I asked that was so fucking understanding of the power to vote. Some of these mugs went out and shot the white people so they could get the right to vote. They were showing with the polls. Were Day guns to like well. There's somebody going 'cause I'm voting and people died and I just black people white people got killed. Shittu like So this is something we've always fought for and I'm so proud of the people that are still dedicated black people specifically That are still dedicated to encouraging people to vote getting out people avow making sure you vote you know. Help Him with these different Organizations that get people to vote. I'm so proud of them because they carry on a legacy of our ancestors and that's not a shame that's a pride and I feel proud and I'll go because of that. I feel proud to get on the show and talk about voting. But there's also this other thing happening of these people that wilfully give up their game you know it's like they laid out guns essentially in his battle or they will to the other side and yeah. I don't have to be proud. Of as far as the plot pilot them and the worst part to me is that these fuckers all the credit when trump wins. They're going to all the credit. If you guys are the catered to me Trent widow Laos if you were what I told you to do. Trump would allows but then they won't know blame so when I say well you still should have voted because you know now you have trump fuck things up. Well you can't blame me. It's not enough people does out there. They want it both ways and I look back and I read these stories and stuff and I'm like shameful. You know people don't use shame you should feel a shame come on you. I don't know what to tell you. This is shameful behaviour. Man Like you know and you don't have to go too far back like I say. Go Look at the Great Heck. You should feel ashamed. That these fuckers bamboozles you the day they mind. Tricked you you in being like. I'm staying home in that. That's me making A. I'm making a big statement to sit this out you know. I don't WanNa hear what you have to say about trump. I don't WanNa hear I don't either. I know people hate when you say this but I'm saying I'M GONNA continue to say it again if you did not. I don't WanNa hear your your opinion as far as I'm persona. European is not valid. Because you had a right to do. You had a chance to vote. And if you voted and you'll person didn't win you can't complain all day long but if you use that process out that meant you will find with whatever happened. Somebody Lincoln old piece of somebody that they wrote a while ago. Talking about how not voting as a black person is a good option and the people that tell you vote are anti-black them like Dr. You you part of the problem you know we need everybody man so you know you wanna be a contract be contrary and the white supremacy trying to make vote contrary that shit. Don't just try to contrary people that got your best interest in mind. You'll see people out here that won't harm you that literally will like nothing better than suppression of. Oh and you're sitting here helping right and and and the thing to me. This is frustrating is a lot of these people. Are the mother fucking loudest about how terrible everything is is phone. Okay Bitch what did you do? What did you do? What did you do all right? You did nothing but then I you know why you so loud for somebody that didn't put any sweat equity into this right all right. Let's get into a flying. This guy can go twice right. Take a look book reading rain ways to grow reading rainbow. I did take is not a book a Reading Rain Reading Lane. All right go ahead. -An get into the get into this show guys you think Carol Baskin's husband listeners. Fire right now. No Wall on the not I let's see. I guess. Starwood Corona virus stuff Need Corona Virus Song of the day. And I will be the depth Ame- Elise Hu always get the best of me. The worst is yet to come but at least the beautiful young she taught. Don't the only all right. Let's get into it. All kinds of stuff was happening. So now there's like new information like I said I always find out new shit with nineteen Patients are saying they feel fizzing sensation as a new symptom. Like the want us to hail. Yeah apparently doctors treating the illness to the post that this phenomenon may be one of the last in stations patients experience as their bodies. Battled the disease one patient who share her experience on twitter claims that she felt the sensation since the first day her symptoms describing it as an electric on my skin founders of metoo movement to share her partner was diagnosed with the illness and also experienced burning feeling diet her skin so severe his skin felt like it was burning even when he barely had a fever of ninety nine he we we felt we literally use Allah jail for some buyers. Assu it She further explain on twitter. The later told us that she had her other say to Dr Daniel Griffin Chief of infectious disease at pro healthcare associated tells us tells the post clearly it has been identified but we're just not sure yet how widespread it is Griffin as well as others feel that there could be to Lee Several reasons for the film and it may be the result of a disease fighting. Antibodies interfering with the way what nurse work adding neurologist still aren't sure if our bodies sponsored the virus or the virus itself that causes that Philip Another nation could for the sensation could be tied to a fever. People aren't used to having fevers. Maybe they're scared really does feel like an electric sensation. He explains he advised that. An Aloe Vera Gel or mouth lotion could help sued the sensation. Despite this shot does not believe people will be quick to get tested based on the cessation allow is not as simple as meanwhile described yet so. Just make sure you're still following isolation procedures. GotTa get the information out here. There's always something new popping up with this shit man Let's see Oh here's more new information The Corona Virus. Now people are the. Cdc is starting to come up with you know. Getting more information specially out of China right so that thinking the Koran arise can actually travel through the air at least thirteen feet which is more than twice as far as social distance guidelines have said before according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention Research published in the Federal Agencies Emerging Infectious Disease Journ Diseases Journal show the contagion spreading far further than previously officials suggestions and also getting spread on. People's shoes the aerosol distribution characteristics indicate that the transmission distance of covered nineteen. You might be for meters. The report says furthermore half of the samples from the House of the ICU. Medical staff shoes tested positive. Now of course. Icu medical staff are people that are around this more than the average person wrecked. So maybe this. This is all affirmation. Data's been tested from the hospital rooms and stuff like that of where the disease hit the hardest But yet they're saying they constantly walk inning yet to say therefore. The medical staff shoes might function as carriers I guess this might not be everybody shoes but medical staff shoes. You know the report based on research by team at the Academy of Military Medical Sizes in Beijing appears to reaffirm fears that the current social guidelines of six feet may not be enough. It also suggest people especially medical staff on the front lines could inadvertently be spreading the bug away from source recommending a stringent disinfecting measures and That's why a lot of air coach and even you know it's not over here in some black people alive you hit the light. Take your mother fucking choose? I don't know where your shoes is. Being stepped in no spray them house high levels will also found on frequently touched services like computer mice trash cans and bedrolls the CDC recommends six feet for social dissident while the World Health Organization claims. Just three feet should be enough less than a quarter of the distance. The current study suggests this bread so like I said this is keep in mind. Don't panic this is also in a highly contaminated zone. So they're not you know I don't know if this applies to if you go to the grocery store it was the same as the hospital areas and stuff but just hours keep people aware the latest findings because they're always finding out more Virginia. Pastor died from corona virus after refusing to close charge doors as social distancing orders. What did we look? Don't care if you go to church. It don't care nothing about the Holy Spirit. Jesus God none of that able touch all. Yao in going ahead and take you on the glory. The Corona virus outbreak which infected over five hundred. Five thousand seven hundred. Five thousand seventy five hundred. Seventy six thousand people in the United States has now claimed the life of a beloved pastor just weeks after hosting a pack service and Richmond's new deliverance veggel evangelistic charge. Bishop Gerald Oh Glenn passed away from the daily virus. According to New York Post Glenn's last night services took place March twenty second where he vowed to keep his charts doors open. Unless I'm in jail or hospital I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded. Virus said Tomomi the State Social Disney orders. Adding that people are healed in this church. I am essential. I'm a preach. I talked to guy but on Sunday. Church announced the news glares passing revealing dot a week after being diagnosed with the disease is because very real to you. His Daughter Marjorie. Crowley told the local news adding their mothers also sick with the virus. I begged people to understand the severity of seriousness of this. Because people are saying it's not just about us is about everyone around us right flip people are saying. I you act like people I tell you this just because it's like it's amazing how people use religious freedom do the dumbest shit. Yeah now you know. That's Kinda the problem with this shit. You know this idea of. I'm GONNA do whatever the fuck I feel like doing. You know there's like that that that causes a Lotta Issues. Nobody can have about your religion. Religion is not the problem. They go in this thing right here. Don't care nothing about your religion. The problem is you're packed your in proximity of each other. You're breathing on each other. You Hug each other people are dramatic. Nobody knows who got who has it and then you have outbreak and this Easter Service was just today guarantee you in some parts of the country is going to be uptake within the Knicks. Fourteen to twenty one days a massive uptake because people were just determined. They had to go to church neurologist. Just feel like I can do whatever the fuck I want to do. And you know that is you know. That's scary man like you know. I like a lot of people like joking. Apply dish it and I'm like I don't find any of this stuff funny when it's especially black odor people talking about. I'm a doer to fuck. I WANNA do. That's not cute. You know because you know him saying this a week ago people in charge Klabin forward and Shit and now he's dead the I'll not look back on that and be like Dan. We really shouldn't have been in there right. And how do I know? I don't have it like do you know and I own trump because I feel like his lack of seriousness and messaging is whether you respect him as a president or not that office that lack of direction it does trickle down everybody and people that don't take you seriously because they will. He Ain't got a treaty seriously. I'm not gonNA treat it seriously but it does man i. I don't know it makes me so fucking mad by not mad. I don't even know what to say is not necessarily mad at them because I know something like yeah he did and I'm happy I'm lying. I'm just mad because it's like it was a waste eights. Y'All could you? You could await it three or four days or whatever the fuck the is going to three or four months of. Sunday's they just don't matter to the laws Parisian's if you care about them if you're close your doors. That's this is a weird fucking. Tom and aware fucking disease occurs is the way to fight to not come together right and so as it's fucking with people but it's but but you just have to trust the people that did not science and the research and work in the field. They're not all they're telling us this shit for a reason right You know like I had I had a friend loosely. Use the word friend that she used to be cool but I guess over the years. She just went crazy and start. You know like I saw something our page. She's shared this guide. Some scopes you know medical person of some type. I don't know if he's a janitor of the doctor. What but he sat down and did like Twenty Min- live video on how you know corona virus ain't ain't nothing but the flu. He shouldn't be scared of it. You know don't you know don't matter we don't need to change anything blah blah open up the country and she shared it and then say y'all returned supportive. You WanNa fuck me up for me. Of course I did But is also I was just thinking like you? Don't look around you see the YMCA CLOSE. You can't go lift weights right. You don't see that your job is telling you don't come in your schools. Say How you don't see. Oughta death happening right like houses like how are you not understanding this even when people say that stupid ass that like yeah you know flu kills forty thousand people a year so it's like yeah over the course of three hundred sixty five days? You know like you're talking about this shit doing that in a month. You know talking like you don't know if one if one in every one hundred people died you talking like you'll know one hundred people like you won't be touched by S- so researchers in Brazil in chloroquine study at the participants hearts experienced life threatening side effects. Yes the drug that I don't know if he's still promoting it but donald trump was about in. This was suppose you know people were watching. The money was saying like his family and stuff was invested in these holdings in in the company's theirselves drug things about money but yeah at the volunteers in the study started having heart complications. That could possibly death eighty-one hospitalized patients were involved in the Amazonian funded case study and were used to test how effective the drug will be on attacking corona virus and so they had to end the study. Researchers sees to study early after potential safety hazards appeared as a result of the patients taking the drug each pacing. It took a fifty milligram. Dose of chloroquine twice a day for five days. According to the report other volunteers were given one six hundred milligram dose. Every day for ten days preliminary findings suggested the higher Dosage ten-day regiment. Should NOT BE RECOMMENDED FOR COVERED? Nineteen treatment because of this potential safety hazards. Such results forced us to prematurely hot patient. Recruitment to this arm patients who will take a higher dose of Star Experience Arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat within three days of taking the drug. Eleven patients died after six days. But no reports show whether it's due to the drug or the virus itself The New York Post reports. The scientists said the trend towards Higher fatality associated with the higher dose by day six or a follow up resulted in premature halting or of giving higher doses to patients researchers say that they include it. The higher dosage is where they saw abnormal effects to meet a study conveys one useful piece of information. Which is that chloroquine. Adults dependent increase in abnormality in the eeg the electro cardio graffiti that could Predispose people to sit in cardiac death. Say Dr Jar linked the head of the division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Toronto Canada so it made the Miracle Drug Solution that Donald Trump was telling they had to test it on real live human beings. Your doctor tried to tell people chill out you know he's like hey man kit. You can't do this. Shit is not which also is to meat. Plant had close at the two hundred ninety. Three workers tested positive for corona virus. And the nation's a meat supply could take a hit. Virginia based Smithfield foods now Sunday that he is closing its pork processing plant and Sioux falls until further notice at the hundreds of employees tested positive for the corona virus. A step ahead of the company warned could hurt the nation's meat supply products day in close proximity walking around. I mean you in the meat plant. Yep It employs about thirty seven hundred. People in the state's largest city is looking. I'm a hot spot for infections. The health officials say Sunday. Two hundred and ninety three of the seven hundred thirty have been diagnosed with covered. Nineteen in South Dakota work at the plant as a critical infrastructure employer for the nations food supply chain and a major employees. It is crucial that. Smithfield have a healthy workforce to ensure the continuity of operations of the nation at the same time. Employees need a healthy work. Environment said no and ten hocken who wrote to the plays operators smithfield announced a three-day closure last week so it can sanitized plant and install physical barriers to ahead. Social Disney but on Sunday had announced the plants indefinite closure the closure this facility combined with the growing list of other protein plants. That showed it across. Our industry is pushing country. Perilously close to the edge in terms of meat supplies smithfield presidency. Kim Sullivan said in a statement. It is impossible to keep our grocery stores stock if plants not running these facility. Closures will also have severe perhaps disasters because for many in the supply chain first and foremost our nation's livestock farmers Sufa Sioux Falls Facility is Through falls facility is one of the largest pork processing plants in the US. Smithfield says it supplies nearly one hundred thirty million servings of food per week or about eighteen million servings per day there's no evidence that the corona virus being transmitted through food or packaging according to the Department of Agriculture other meat processing plants have also closed temporarily because Albertans Corona virus including the Tyson Foods Facility Columbus Junction Iowa where more than two dozen employees tested positive. Yeah and so. That's the other thing too when it opened up the economy reopen the economy reopen there. I'm like it doesn't want to reopen economy. The virus is going to shut it down right. The virus don't give a fuck about the economy. People don't understand that what's going to happen until there is a vaccine in a vaccine that works and a vaccine you can pump out and mass and testing that can be done massively to see how many people haven't how many days until you get to that point is gonna be a back and forth because the thing is you need workers. What's the point in Sydney people to work? Just for them to reinfect get reinfected if they are a habit because we know now people can get infected again. You know more than want. Who Don't have it forcing them to come to work and they catch it. Bring it back home to their family is like it. Doesn't make sense to re open the timing. I do understand that people won't think to get back to normal but there is no new normal. There is pre corona virus impulse corona virus. There's IT literally has changed the way the world will function moving forward and so we will still functions is going to be a different way of functioning and the thing is the corona virus was going to do what is going to do and we just have to wait and people. Don't WanNa hear that here that it has to take. Its course they're going to be numbers. Are GonNA fall in some places of the country against what numbers are GONNA go. Up is so places that the country because people are determined to keep gathering and the thing is if if you don't have the same blanket rule across offbeat the of the state is not going to matter. People travel to so okay. Let's say once they shut it down. Their numbers is good. You got another state and they bring out. A lot of people leave is going through these other places reinfect. So it's like opening up. The economy makes no sense. Yeah and you know the economy's going to suffer from stuff like this right. So you know these places that were deemed essential. Didn't shut down. These are these are the Canarian Nicola my for the rest of the economy. You know even when you see numbers start to calm down somewhat. It's not necessarily It doesn't really mean the fight is over but oh afraid that people will start to think that way but it's not saying to fight is over so you have you know people like Like in New York where they're like. Hey we're having less deaths every day. Yeah but it's still seven hundred deaths and literally if we said. Okay where everyone come back out. It would just hop right back up right and the thing is with digestion period of this disease of this virus. You're not talking about the next day so the seasons that you make you don't really see the harm for maybe a week or two and then it's like. Oh these fuckers are about to die. Oh here we go here and was in the hospital right. Oh Lord that'd be got the shutdown again which makes no fucking sits like you re open it up. Just turn around and go go back home where we may be doing that anyway. Even if people do what? The government says the solution may end up being some some level of we open it up a little bit close back down opened up a little bit closer back down and they may be managing. This may be like the kind of the new fe until there's a vaccine is that you've managed to stuff no football game. There's no stuff there will be like. Okay you can travel today You know but it ended a week. We're going back into quarantine you know so Nearly a third of Americans believe a conspiracy theory about the origins of the coronavirus committing a third of Americans. I mean I know you are it would just about what is the what is the. What is it was the? What was the conspiracy? Yes what has multiple there's conspiracy. There's different conspiracy theories okay. Many that contradict each other. We've talked about them on the show and you know right. Some people believe It was developed a lap intentionally Accidentally or that it doesn't exist. It's completely made up people. Just die no reason Let's see yeah there's also people you know obviously the five G. thing You know a third of people just like fuck. Scientists say is a trade. These sentiments emerged despite a majority of surveys. Seventy seven saying that the news media had been covered very well or somewhat will You know fake news guys The belief takover nineteen was created by human stems from speculation. My some scientists plays an outbreak that the virus came from a laboratory. These scientists form this hypothesis because while most of the early covered nineteen pages frequent same animal markets in Wuhan China album has so some scientists proposed origin. Point could have been a Chinese laboratory where humans we're working with bats. This is another hazard of social media. I remember seeing some of these people floating these ideas on the time. Line being like. Oh it could be this I. I don't and people were re tweeting. This shape people like you don't have to be assigned you got six followers. People just wanted an explanation right and so they were just like this is the person they know you know people were estimating shit like four million people are going to die shit like that people. I did all my guy. Foamy people are going to die over. One hundred million people. Will you sick stuff like that and You know hopefully that doesn't come to pass but it's like everything was being share. So yes I'm gonNA people was the ATI conspiracy. There is some of them was. The governor is Chinese disease created to destroy the world. Or whatever like different first of this one yacht acolyte. Scientists hadn't been monitoring and studying industry for years. So yeah you had different people with different Microbiologist Michael Enright speculated to the Washington Post is can pass pass to humans in a lab accident would accidental infection of laboratory. Worker lives despite a manhandles. This hypothesis was picked up and published a number media outlets and quickly echo by some government officials including Boris Johnson That was little scientific evidence to support this belief which seems to have been bolstered by the proximity of a branch of China's Center for Disease Control and Prevention to the Wuhan animal market and not much else scientific assistance was that the virus cain humans by way of natural contact with animals but the disparate. Anyway as a spray it for a very strange conspiracy. That device not only came from lab but was created there. Yes this is crazy man So Yup the most likely to believe in conspiracy theories out of people most likely to die from the virus suggest people most likely to believe the theory also most likely be endangered front of the Pew respondents. All nobody's rules responds with a high school diploma or less education as well as finders identify as black and Latino more likely to believe humans may cove in nineteen given the systemic unequal systemically unequal differently. Racist History of healthcare in the. Us is little wonder minorities might distrust things. Scientists health officials tell them about the virus but this is stemming inequality combined with the inadequate government preparation and protection means that there are populations the population and most likely died from exposure to the virus for example as April eleventh. Forty one percent of Michigan's Kobe. Nineteen related deaths where a black people despite black. We will be in fourteen states population yet. Low income working class minority individuals are more likely to have unequal intimate access to healthcare and health insurance to have health conditions to be located dangers. Worst air pollution means more susceptibility to the virus and to work jobs that put them at increased risk of exposure. So yeah and that's the people part part of the people that believe spiracy he's and Shit about it. Got To be careful was talking about yesterday. All right let's see Do a couple more striking. Mcdonald's workers say their lives are more central than food. I agree yeah. They went on strike in demand. Ask in all of that stuff. They won't hazard pay correct correct. Because that's the thing everybody go. Y'All essential workers but you don't want to pay the buck. Is this going to house risking their lives every day? Just so you have the ability to go to the grocery store to drive to McDonald's and stay at home pay these people. Yeah they and the thing is even if they had a mass. They weren't granted permission to wear the mask until a couple days ago. And maybe I've been hearing that a lot of times day weren't like win because if you don't scare customers to customers fuck Bam. They might have to give it to me right. You got all these people sitting in there in the lobbyists stuff. They may not have a mask. They may be sick. Maybe ASEM dramatic Scaring damn get out of here scare who their customers now Tom. Ah Oh yeah Oh yeah yeah. Yeah Yeah Yeah no no no I just I was. I missed I missed. You're trying to thanks for taking lawsuits. Yes the stupid as reason Like I'm the one behind the register with the money arrive you But Yeah And these people that need to work to pay their bills you know but you know and it's like I saw a story about a girl who died who were who has a thinks cerebral palsy or something but she wanted to work at the cashier because she wanted to help the community. But at that place they didn't provide it with like a mask or gloves or anything And so she ended up passing End in a story that kind of highlight like her. Last heck was twenty one dollars and sixty seven cents or something like that and you know first of all. It could have been a billion dollars. I mean losing your life is terrible either way right. What the point was I? You know these are people that you. It's hard to write a story and make this girl a hero. Msa But yeah we were. I mean treat it like she she she. Should you know like that's that's not? That's not a story that is to me. A Happy Story. No is not in. That's why would the federal government is functioning properly. It is their jobs to regulate companies and force companies to do the moral things because the more companies have no morals. Don't give a fuck they about trying to make the most money possible with the least amount of money going out no Spain is beginning to ease their lockdown to revive their economy goes come on Monday. Despite break-up yeah another they had a lot of deaths two was one of the countries worst hit by Toronto buyers so we get into eastern lockdown measures. That abroad is still people in the main factor in construction and some services are being allowed to return to work but stick to strict safety guidelines. The rest of the population must remain at home. This is what I think is GonNa Happen with US people because we already do this somewhat So we're going to see this happen more than this idea of just open accounting backup everybody. Everything's normal that's not gonNA happen but I think we are. GonNa see stuff like this where and we'll see out affects like watch watch Spain to see our future you know and I don't even know if trump am have the discipline to wait that long when they say open backup they being going through the same normal situation doing before that's with the foot and then it's going to be bumper at all across the country again. Yeah and some of these governors have had to to link up and be like. Hey we will decide as a unit when we'RE OPENING UP OUR STATES. Fuck Man. 'cause we care about our people and Donald Trump came out and insisted Monday that he alone could declare the United States reopen for business continue in a contradictory line towards the mid nations governor. Because he was the one that said is the state of swath ability. They need to get their home ask. Do they need to figure out what they're GONNA do for their stays. This the federal cut jared Kushner say the federal stockpile mask and she had this for federal purposes. Not States which I don't what does that even fucking me And then And then now trump turns it into. We'll hold up. No I decide when you're states do I don't want any responsibility. I don't WanNA provide anything for your states but I decide when you're states are open for business and not in boating matters. Voting is sad but voting motherfucking matters. Because most of these people that I like no. We're not doing that bullshit because I am accountable for the people's lives at this in This Day. I understand people upset because stupid dumb. And they don't understand the more people will die. If I don't put these things in place yes we all feel. The frustration will anxious will all angry. Yes we want to get things functioning in again but it it. Haven't you stay at home to open to open right back up again? It's counterproductive to trying to prevent the disease from spreading. So no you know. And somebody states of this talking about reopening again. Well someone fucking last. Thanks to close you closed yesterday. I don't understand Yep So yeah the present. Social media got contrasted markedly with the directive. He issued to governor Sunday via twitter ordering them to get your state's testing programs and apparatus perfected. Be ready for big things. Big things happening no excuses. The federal government is there to help. We are testing more than any country in the world. Also gear with face masks so that was him being like Hey Governors. Take this shit on your own home. We told you what to do and then at the same time now that they're like we can't trust you right. We can't trust you. We gotTA figure out some on our own. Hey Governor News on what you? What's your plan because we do something similar in our state right and isn't it got hit doing fuck shit? They said that several governors across the country came out and said they've been ordering Shit and it gets to the airport and they'll turn around and be like Nah or they'll take it for themselves and all this other bullshit she at night like the fuck. Is this okay? So what you're saying. Several states have tried to. They've had to barter or not barter but pay for supplies on their own bargaining plays to pay for supplies and The federal government was coming in and confiscating stuff. Not Paying for anything. Not even letting people know that we're doing this. They just like Guy Masks we taken them. Um and that was a big thing and then of course stakes bidding against each other and A lot of federal help was going to whoever trump was cool with. And so he basically you're saying that other states cow die. Rsp through a little bit delivery. Apps apparently taken advantage of local restaurants so you got that shout capitalism and even even hub and door dash as they make it look like you're helping a local restaurant stay in business by using their products using their services apparently That's not what's happening. That's why they're actually charging the the restaurant is a fee for that and You know in this time when their business is actually booming me like I forget the amount of percent but it's like up like a whole lot of their business up on a well right and yet and of course door makes money just off the fees and the feet. Hr and apparently a restaurant and they won't wave those fees so they're basically you know charge in a restaurant and charging the customers at the same time Right Russ how are we supposed to make money off of this right? So they're keeping the the commission's up And then going out and declaring. We're helping the local restaurants guys use of a US door. We were helping. It's like not really so you literally be better off. Discount him directly Keep in mind also saying we're waving delivery fees and stuff like that for customers And promote these businesses like they're promoting free delivery. You know it's like that's money that's not going to The like I think the company has to instead pay delivery fee instead Oh Wow right grow force. The restaurants depend on the promotion for their They're free delivery for customers Offering ten ten ten dollars off any thirty dollar order. Place between five and nine. Pm and if that wasn't grow also took his commission based on the total cost of the order before the discount. Why and of course. They don't pay their delivery drivers much. I try to give big tips when if we do something but that only takes care of the driver. I didn't think about. It doesn't take care of the restaurant. How many I don't know it's just kind of bad news because I tell you I mean not supposed to be leaving your house to go get food and Shit. You can't go to sit down in a restaurant. Somebody will say you could buy give cars and then the Donald go to a restaurant or something. But I don't know man and like how much is that offer right. This is crazy. All right in the last well Another quick when every state is under a state of emergency in America right now like it's all every state has now declared a major disaster declaration which means the federal government should have already have done it if all gonna close evening anyway even though someone with kicking and screaming dominance took the twitter account lot for lying about the corona virus. You mean today locked day. No twitter locked it all twitter locked. Okay Yeah I guess they finally got. They finally says on their count Bin Laden about everything else for years because that was black. Shit right they got too comfortable. The president can do. It doesn't mean you can know we're still a Negro Sleet INS death. Rate shows danger of herd. Immunity is this is. This is something I think. People need to understand because he keeps on the term hurt him unit right herd. Immunity is not one herd immunity. Typically when you have a vaccine to something and then because so many people have been vaccinated against it they can't The disease basically is wiped out fundamentally right So that's one thing. People don't understand what her immunity is another thing. It takes time for that to happen. That's not something that happens overnight to. They don't even know that you can't ask her on a rise twice. There studies coming out now showing that like ninety. Five patients in Korea have have been have basically had that corona virus comeback flare up again So there's not even prove that you know this is a one time deal so you can't have heard immunity something. You can cash twice Anyway so only a month is Pasadena herd immunity I in discussion around the. Uk's run advisors price on March eleven. The term was reportedly used by dominic comments chief advisor Divorce Johnson in the mean with industry leaders and then repeated by Sir. Patrick valance the government's chief scientific advisor two days later But a lot of changes in the UK government has denied the herd immunity was ever party officials strategy and the country has now been in lockdown for over two weeks to help prevent the spread of infection but while the UK is policy is now firmly in line. With that of the vast majority of the world's Sweden remains an outlier. The Scandinavian countries says it is relying on citizens to take responsibility and have given guidelines rather than any strict restrictions school shops and bars. Remain Open with gatherings of up to fifty people still permitted. Here's what's interesting about Sweden. Sweden has a essentially they have nationalized healthcare. They have isn't it? Might NOT BE SINGLE. Pair specifically but the government pays for most of their healthcare. It's like you have now. They're still private healthcare as we can to K. and pay for. But you have. This is the socialist. You told me that we've been told you know this is what we need to America and it was fixed. How Corona virus spreads and. That will fix everything which are only as strong as the leadership at the top correct so even if no one had a medical bill. Death is death. Come on you know like the you. Don't die in medical debt. You still die though. You need somebody of a top Dan. I don't fucking go out like we need to get the right style. Yeah much response is based on advice of Anders Take Sweden's chief epidemiologist. Who has advocated the policy? He has previously taught us through the TV providers could be stopped by her immunity or a combination of immunity and vaccination for Swedish government contains the tail take no tobacco techniques and pursue the more lays affair approach. Recent figures suggest a worrying rise fatalities in the country as a Thursday nationwide death. Toll was seven hundred eighty two with the underlying statistics showing the Sweden has come more susceptible to the virus the neighboring countries the death rate of Corona virus infected patients in. Norway is less than two percent breath. Y figure in Denmark is around four percent in Sweden. Nearly April sit of people who have contracted the Collado have died. And they like. We don't want y'all people trying to flee and crossing the border chit concerns are also growing about the spread of the virus nursing homes with one third of Stockholm's nursing homes reporting cases academic columns Swedish government to bring a tough measures the end of March second three hundred Swedish academic signed an open letter urging the government to introduce tougher measures to combat. The virus spread Denmark who began enforcing restrictions even before they have suffered. The I have begun tentatively lifting restrictions accuracy. No mass outbreak. They marched through decision appears that put them ahead of the curve in the fight against Corona vars with the UK. Still some way off lifting locked our station so Denmark was actually like Nah. Fuck that we don't even need a case. Hris at home we. We need to be headed. It's affecting the world quake the whole goddamn world. What made you think the bitch ain't already hill. That's not wait till we got hundreds of people dying. We need to stay home. One of the government's senior pandemic advisors Professor Neil Ferguson revealed on BBC radio. Four's Today program that it was still too soon to removing any of the measures currently in place. So yeah man. This is crazy because of Sweden has one eight percent which is higher than anybody else right. Now you know like I said for somebody that got that overman subsidized healthcare. That really shouldn't be happening. You would think but that's because that's the only if you don't look at. This is a crisis. I think that's what that's what that debate between Biden and Bernie was about and people got caught up in. I just want free healthcare psych. That's not not not a bad thing. Everybody should want free healthcare rather wrong with that but that's not necessarily to issue with this pandemic a pandemic. It doesn't matter how fuck the healthcare is paid for is just going to overwhelm any healthcare system. If you let it run a muck and you know also like Sweden just chose. It'd be like fucking that's crazy all right Out before we move on. I remember yesterday was talking to your. She was talking my house. Sometimes you have good days and sometimes you have bad days Remember earlier today. You asked me was I okay and I thought I was okay but apparently I wasn't okay. I come to the realization because I had wanted to go outside so I had walked up to the balcony and I looked at the balcony and I was like oh I wanna go outside but then I thought a the corona virus got there be. I don't want to take the time to clean up shit and wipe it down and then we'll go out there then. I'm be a mom bream ahead. The whole time I was like eight is too much fucking work so then I got sad and went on and played video games. My black inside. I don't know when I'm ever go outside again. I'm scared to go more than three feet from the fucking building and motherfuckers out here like eight. All God damn good. Yeah I think so too. I know you know I was. I mostly big good but sometimes I'll read a story you know because we gotta do stuff for the show and you know you read about people dying and Shit see so many Pichu Aries on twitter and facebook and not just celebrities and shepherdess. People like you know this person meant the world to me you know and this person is no longer here and yet definitely gives the me you know like Even if it's just to be out of the house For a little bit too like Go out to eat or something like that or run some errors stuff. I used to just kind of take for granted. You know I can't anymore you know like I now. I'm only leaving the house if I got to. You know like in every time you know I take it very seriously. You know 'cause mask different clothes for the House. Different clothes for outside Washing my hands wiping everything down like it's it's a lot more stress to just normal shit you know and of course anytime you get like any level of cough sniffle like ours does it. You know so is is definitely a stressful situation. And you're not you're not alone in that and I think it's an unprecedented choice in in our lifetime. Right and and and and for me is is one of the things in which why this is one of the reasons why. I get so upset and so frustrated and WANNA cuss motherfuckers out when I look at these. Nicholas fucking park and I'm like God damn it state of fuck inside. I can't go outside. And y'all out there like his mother fucking all Google with the corona virus reminisce Decoloni- and you pay up your nose your nostrils and down your throat and you you like. Oh it's all good. I'm like trying to stay away from negative. I don't want what he got is frustrating. Yeah I think a lot of frustration is happening. Also because it's not as you what people are looking at these people that are violating the rules and taking the anger they have it being stuck out stuck inside on them And like essentially. You're doing what you're supposed to be doing And they're not and if they were doing what they're supposed to be doing help everybody That people are going to do it. They do you know Like seeing the people at the parks and the people you know violating social distance in different events there was a party for Eastern someone's house. There's some apartment complex that police had to break up. You know seeing these things it's sad to me and like I said because of probably how much I've read about it. This shit isn't GonNa hit some of these people for a week or two right so you know you can be here you know thinking that's all good and I had a good time man. They ain't GonNa tell me what to do and think feeling like you're invincible and two weeks later that you're dead you know some of these people that are going to charge and all this stuff you know. So it's just you know I get that it's very frustrating to see you know because the thing for me is that I actually care and I'm concerned because I don't want people to die. That's not my gosh. Not What I want. That's why I'm staying in and I'm like if you actually was concerned a cared about your fellow man your children your family members. You would actually do the same thing too. But because Americans going on American you know this is not just America as people ain't Shit Italy halfpipe this fucking Mike Writing. Against the storm and they Mars like I'm out. Go out partying. I'm I just read about secret underground clubs in Japan and they found one in the US. Yesterday through surveillance video people still hold an underground parties and stuff you know and in Japan a couple of elsewise became hot spots for disease. So you know people are just wildly man. They just do like this is the thing you know this is this is. This is the reason that I don't necessarily get so excited about the pie in the sky ideas of like we're GonNa get this free healthcare. We're GONNA get free college. You'RE GONNA get loans because I like people don't really seem to give a fuck whether they broke whether they rich to do whatever the fuck they feel like doing and then be down with the consequences right so you know when you see that. People don't have empathy towards each other to stay at home. You know you talking about you know we got everything for this healthcare shit. Okay you do for real you believe in that and why you WanNa stay at home right. You know what I mean like. Why are you WANNA try ever? Why are you on a while? You're on the bus ever why you industries when you don't need to be you know shit like that right and then you have people. I me looking at the window a ginning Zayed's because you act. I'm not going outside and I went on about my business. 'cause I really was like God I would like to go out there. An elite get some some feel to win my face but then I thought about it is not worth the risk because the Ronan touches you. You do not know how you're going to respond to it. You don't know that you're symptomatic until you got it. You're going to die until you got it. Well I don't think sitting out on your balcony or something is dangerous. I don't think I don't think he'd being like that's fine. isn't more contact with people as issue and the way our balcony situated. I I definitely don't think like we don't have to worry about that back there but yes contact with us to issue you know and I guess I'm in my own mind so much reading stuff so I'm like you know what. Let me this out. What helps me is reading about the actual what? What is what we're learning about it. You know like when I learned about the you can't catch it through eating food. You know like I was listening to three guys on talking about what you can microwave the food. You can't catch it through the food anyway. So I like. If you eat the food is going to your stomach. It's not going to your respiratory system. So you're fine with eating food that the deal is going to be the plates the cubs the stuff that comes with the boxes that come within and stuff like that any touch your face or something. You'RE GONNA WANNA clean stuff you want to take it out of that. Put IT in packaging. That's why I read that. Longest Argonne showed that day because peace of mind is knowing you need information to fight this shit right. Yeah fight this shit with a bunch of wives tales and the blood of Jesus or you know. I heard it's going to do this. So you know is about not trying to be in public as little as possible and respecting people's distance you know Hopefully six feet or more It's going to be that kind of stuff wearing a mask. You know it's going to be that kind of stuff and hopefully we'll get through it you know and and I do believe would you say is true. I get angry in periods me. Because I'm like bitch I'm trying to follow the God damn rules I was. You would to stay in the house and I it. Just rates me. You know this. I'LL TRY NOT. I try not to find too many of those stories for the show because of that. Because there's no point in being mad about these people that are. GonNa do Stupid Shit. Anyway you know. Hopefully you know. They don't become a hotbed for infections. And Shit but some of these places are going to beat. I kinda covered a ones where it's like. These people did this. And then these people die because it is an okay that's news worthy but share whereas like people was you know people went bowling or whatever like have to happen is not much. I can say is a bad idea. But I don't want to spend the whole show bringing up every bad idea. People have had Zepa Baddies. So let's turn out to the walking with being most realistic shows telling you stupid. People actually are and people arguing. Nobody ever do that word. Where do you believe now you believe in that? I know I do right So man what should we go next? I guess I have some regular Asmussen's news but I don't remember what news. Yeah and kind of lighten. The load here. It's been a long one. Yeah Bernie Doors Joe Biden. Like a live. Internet telecast together so that was cool. You know I appreciate Bernie coming around earlier than later. Telling people to vote for Now many of these people are not gonNa vote for Joe Biden. No matter what happens right they rather get more trump But know fuck those people. I don't think they have the numbers. I don't really see them. Being worth engaging they found interesting was Wanted People that worked on. His campaign is eight. That bribery joy take or whatever she was talking about. She Ain't GonNa vote for Biden and all this stuff and I said you know what this highlights the Bernie. Sanders campaign was terrible right and it's been terrible for five years. It doesn't matter if y'all have spread the word on twitter you spray a pitch for point and may not been able to build coalitions but it shows that the hierarchy of his campaign he never and I I always had to sneaking suspicion but today I feel like it was proven. He's never had control over his people campaign. And that's the problem when you're the protest candidate you get a bunch of people that you know. It's like it's like that skit on astronomy club with a person who's at the black power meeting keeps fucking interrupted. Here's the podium. And then you realize that the movements always been about them getting all the attention and that's what she did today was essentially be like. I want attention. I don't care if Bernie endorsed of I'm not like I asked for your endorsement. You know what I did. So who are you you know? Like like Noah AIDS endorsing a candidate is not a thing you know but second the fact that your candidate that you work for said something and you come out to be like football my candidates. I gotTA keep it real on these twitter streets. That is the issue with this. Do he doesn't have. I've never felt like you know this is one reason. I don't get mad at him like everybody else. Overcoat Bernie Sanders this shit. I'm like I don't feel that way. I feel like he's a good deal but after he's a good dude. That isn't necessarily Internet savvy who doesn't really have a hands on approach to dealing with people and he doesn't really have organization that gets in line behind when he's like this is what the fuck we own everybody you know. He's not a leader in that way he's always been the guy who's the man now to consent in the dissenting opinion. Contrary he's always been that do and I fuck with him I think he's righteous in that way but his people really don't fuck with him like his people don't fuck with the liberal agendas day talk about. They don't fuck with the progressive movement that they're talking about they don't fuck with emetic because they are the people that says. I won't take five steps in the right direction unless I get ten steps in the right direction and it's like well ten is not going to be possible. Then I'll take ten steps the other way right and that doesn't make any fucking sense but you know these are people these. Are you know we talked? 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Okay so what was the rally In January okay. Okay okay so I guess because the bills were even proposed yet people start a gathering and protest in and of course he went ahead and passed. Anyway I don't blame them. They've been a priority for north. One says he first introduced in Twenty nineteen legislative sessions. He made them and even more urgent priority in the wake of a mass shooting at Virginia beach from this building last year that left twelve people dead north on call for a special session at the time the debate gun control but it was a German by Republican lawmakers without actually just after just ninety minutes northern northern reintroduced the legislative package in January when his party would control both chambers Virginia Cow General Assembly. Him just passed away on. Friday side and extreme risk protective order also known as a Red Flag Law which allows for the temporary removal of firearms for people at high risk of harming themselves others Virginia now joys nineteen other states in Washington. Dc Haven't passed type of Red Flag. Law. The governor also signed a bill requiring background checks all the state gun sales ability limits departures. Hang US too. What a month through. He also signed a bill required. A person report the loss of death of a firearm within forty eight hours or face a civil penalty of two hundred fifty dollars and one that raises the punishment for leaving a Lotta unsecure firearm. That endangers anyone under the age of fourteen. Come on we lose too many Virginia's to gun violence in his past time. We took both meaningful action to make our communities safer north. I'm saying the statement Friday. I was proud to work with the legislators and advocates on these measures and I'm proud to sign them into law these commonsense gun laws will save lives right right Hit Hispanic. Most I promise I won't stop you. Get between him and his wife to stop them from his moonwalk. At this point he he literally going to be in black face a cookout. This is crazy. He also signed new bills expanding voting access care legislation. That repeals voter. Id Laws and makes election day. A state holiday and expand access that early voting early voting will now be allowed forty five days prior to an election without a stated excuse. Previously voters wanted to participate in early voting. They would need to provide a reason from a list of state by state. A separate bill expanded acidy voting. Tom Llamas in prison. Paul will be extended for an additional hour from seven PM. Apm voters will no longer be required to show photo. Id To vote photo voter ID laws disenfranchise individuals who may not have access to photo identification and disproportionately impact low income individuals. Racial ethnic minorities the elderly and individuals with disabilities. He Li- I want everybody to vote. I'm GonNa make it a God Damn Day. Election Day is now considered a State Holiday to bill repeals. The current Lee Jackson Day holiday. Come Oh Nigga Steph. Curry leaving the hand of attitude in the three. No one is going. That was just petty. That was better front of the confederate bitch and turned around and just did a Shimmy. Like Oh my God showed us now is ridiculous. I'll you didn't have to north on. You didn't have to hurt on that playboy but I appreciate it. I them in a big play. Play watching them hit the plate. We're GONNA have to put some brothers out the way. Skews me move okay. You didn't do enough Ticket the first place Barack hold on one second I got to give displayed the Ralph. I'm going to be too. Yeah we got you. I mean come on heat under an office in the last year yes tammy repealed Lee Jackson. I hate that fucking holiday. Dumb which is established to honor confederate generals robbery Leeann stonewall Jackson to maintain the name Ray same number of state holidays voter. Registration will also be automatic for people. Getting services at the Department of Motor vehicle on voting is a fundamental right and these new laws strengthen our democracy making it easier to cast a ballot not harder northbound say in a press release issue. Sunday. No matter who you are and where you are in Virginia Your Voice deserves. It'd be her and I'm proud to sign these bills in law. He's scared Eric. Because you know what the voting is about to go through the motherfucking rule. I never be Republican again at Thir- because they can only win by repressing voting these days. Any state that allows everyone vote will always go blue right. Maybe people didn't move. This is what happened when he walked out the door. Right care. That's not all today. The Human Rights Campaign celebrated decide into law of the Virginia values. Act BY GOVERNOR OUT North. The law will extend existing state nondiscrimination protections in public employment housing credit to Virginians on the basis of sexual orientation gender identity several other characteristics that a whole his wife out. Don't have a show your black face around here all the fucking siree. I'm sorry I'm sorry. I am sorry I didn't even offend you but I'm sorry anyway God damn well. I can't believe y'all must do this. Man Trash thank God for the black. Virginia's there were so smart as saying Don't waste this cash the points okay. They gave him a stack. Cars like drought to draw foetal diverse skill is black. The color is black all the time. All the hearts in addition to sexual orientation and gender identity also creates all new protections for genes in private employment and places of public accommodation on the basis of race color religion national origin sex pregnancy childbirth or related medical conditions age marital status disability status as a veteran feed. Oh my God he told beat it which erases feed it you know he was not going to stop so. I get enough to stop passing legislation right how. How many on any a different you know. He's going to be cooking etiquette out. Come Out I'll tell you we're gonNA come in and he going to be telling us how to how how he used to be cooking back gonNA come in and black face with the wrong tree about Puerto. War broke out. I was associated. Say the Intel. I call up some of them. Greek nudism crawfish patio. I'm married it's a crab. Apple does not now. Yeah Hey that's walking. He GonNA walk in there but yeah I just finished cleaning some some fitnesses and hall malls in. Yeah I'm good guy he gonNA know how to make the sweet teat eliminate my God. This man a hero come out. Like Loki on for President Johnson. If he he motherfucking got my buddy moonwalk so we can run okay. I voted for President. Absolutely Potato Salad. Gola with no bottle like it would be like how these why people is with Bernie. I'd be like going out here. In various myself was a little bread phase. Okay he will walk with King Okay. Move Out y'all really. Oh Ho black face a gift for like I know. I'M GONNA be honest and I'll say he was and I really don't see what the problem L. Tropic Thunder. One of the best comedy all believe this is a problem whose offended black face. I would be his dominant Silk Okay. They got coon out with this model marketed. Doctor Right the BILLS INTO OBLIVION MALL. Utopia ourselves out so fast with this. Well we can hurry the fuck around and they're going to get more people actually moving there. I give me a black face. Wise matter shirt like come on April. I really really Raj. I thought you was well. Not Not always okay. We need to get this. We need to get this man and I'll be the first black president I said I would. I would give me a shirt with Michael Jackson moonwalked. Blocking the socks he moved out so I could vote He moved walk. Does our way to depose okay and he only getting one turn one time. He won't be known for Alba Elbow Lie. He wasn't going to do that is he. Might as well remember president. I'm telling you I don't care about the twitter they just I turned my whole Biota just me and black face. I'm staying with my brother. And black face solid dares. Okay I become his Cornell West you the brother. Ralf the Deborah roused you know. He's trying to talk to the people he's against oligarchs and the plutocrats. We're GONNA ride out rather I so complete I I. I'm sorry my brother you're wrong. You know what I'm saying. As time I checked you know when it came to the history of black face. There's always said there's nothing wrong with a little black face. Okay I was. Everybody had a little bit of black face. Okay last won't check out. The black face does currently running countries is doing okay. Yes doing right. This man's is doing good. That's too I mean my my thing. Is I to have black friends. I don't discriminate. Well that phase. One of my favorite types of phases. Okay so I feel like you racist honestly bringing up. Some odors black face against this man is real race. I think about it. You'd have real racist but bringing it up. I just vote a vote for our first black face president. All right yeah. He did the pain this week. Come home out. You have nothing else to add to say Yeah I'm created a joke right. Well I know you know his language like that telomere community all right. Let's see I guess. We can an with some guests the race. I'll be I didn't I would be like Kevin Kevin Hart. I'm over it I'm right I'm over it. I'm over. It ladies you are they bring it up this move on. Why are you on loan? I thought this I'm over. It y'all bringing going to be his team use it He goes style walkers. I'm not going to hit a boom box. That's like okay jealousy dismay TV a week with some big ASS. Glasses on domiciliary jealousy this man. Y'All just really just Hayden and there's a lot of inventory out there. I don't know why they hate in girl Ya'll Mata got ya'll must've got hold of him about that. Black face by a responsibility to Ruby. Dee You have a responsibility to Harry it. You have a responsibility to Dharthi and to set the mind to Rosa who's blue lames was shining through her arms when she took that seat on that bus. They are the res. They are the reason we sit here. Lattice and Pearl and had to walk in a back door of a bit so that we can get on down. That's who you open your mouth you matter you matter right man you really go vote for this man for president at the black face. I sure am demand guidemap. Oh I I I don't see what do you suggest? Just you. Just just keep lame and don't worry about what goes on at the top of things. That's how many talking I if I would go on top of things. I have economic anxiety best. Why I'm voting. Put Him in Don't worry about what goes on top of things okay. Y'All do y'all do do okay. But I'm rooting for the black people. Face Okay Oh man all right. Let's get guest race guys guest raise. That's riotous guest raise time now that it's time for some guests though right that's right it's race ta that's right it's time for gas race. Colorado podcast and we read the Plate News Argus from all over the globe and we asked I could test is today and they're going to get the rights. Of course everyone playing races all right. We got here guys. A. Georgia attorney has been killed at the golf ball hit his Mercedes and Atlanta attorney has been charged by a grand jury with murder at the allegedly drove into a man who he believed thrown colleagues. Mercedes Benz. I was up. I may have apparently so I mean I would say shocked but seems kind of par for the course Brian K Smith. Forty eight was indicted Friday on the allegations of murder felony murder and aggravated assault vehicle struck Hamid Jarred Jehangir Art Sixty described as a prominent real estate investor. Originally from Iran Schmidt. Top Smith stopped as a few miles down the road from home in Sandy Springs Georgia on July thirtieth to confront Jar Jehangir outside a rental property owned by the victim dismissed or Smith's vehicle struck MR giant guard causing him to follow. Strike is head. Mr Smith remained at the scene and spoke officers. Oh the confidence. He died two days left for US trauma to the head to counter stem from John. Gar accidentally striking. Smith's Mercedes vehicle with a golf ball. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. I mean does it they. Let's say he hit your car with a golf ball on purpose. You realize there's no way a jury is GonNa be okay with does not fish you can give even if you hit my ball you get my colleague. Okay and then you killed him. You're going to prison right. There's no those things on equal Wilson mercedes-benz. Okay Double Prison. The fatal encounter stem from Jihai Guy. Accidentally strike instruments. Mercedes vehicle with golf ball then Leonard Donor. Constitution sided core Dagens reported that the suspect told authorities. He was driving a rental property when he saw Shanghai. Gardellin over a county trash can and make a throwing motion before something hitter sedan. A Sandy Springs Police Report List Golf Ball as positive as possible evidence Smith show authorities. He made a u-turn to confront the victim. Who threw the trash can in the path of these him to swerve and accidentally strike guard but at the reviewers security video card video from a motorist who was behind us back. Kudos a CA- case of murders road rage. In the course of the investigation. The paper reported police found victims bound under the windshield wiper of Smith's vehicle Iran when they try to locate it. Jesus Lee Novices today. So he was like. I just tapped him a little bit and it's like he was clearly. Hit hard enough to be on your windshield with his phone stuck underneath the windshield wiper. Also we in also we in trying to find this phone call and it Dan and if you're right would you tap him right Like trying to get a hole in one. I of so yeah. He is listening to State Bar of Georgia's person admitted in twenty fifteen care. Guest Orion Keith Smith Ryan a white. I'm wrestling with white. Golf Ball White. Okay let's take chat room. See what they believe didn't no he couldn't do that. White Schmidt uses weather machine for perfect day only to have his car damaged tight white. A hate crime practicing for the masses mccracken White Cadillac right. Why he was boogeyman white white white. So so why like any Golfer Tiger raises why Schmidt's critique quite menes color beans? I Push Miracle Whip so I. We're saying he's not Cadillac. Quiet White Racist activated. He was more us most of say the the victim for ignoring golf etiquette and not yelling four golf and waited around. Mercedes Eagle White restricted membership. Why correct answer is he was a member of the masses? He was white always. Try to say we don't want to act in the in a golf club where it's really these white man killing hit him so hard his phone fail of if you who. Dr And then lie knows why we have. The we didn't realize eating behind him he was already the fact that he killed this man and they said they are waiting for the Costas. Show up like oh. He was confident. That's what I said. This is a white man because he I can explain. Okay wasn't I know what you're saying bleeding in his driveway Clearly was blunt force trauma to the head. Funny Story. It's a crazy story story but totally justified self defense here. My car with APLOMB. So you guys can see. I should be able to just call me if you need me to testify him in court because clearly as his bow and I will be needing a bill for damages to my. Where are you putting these incomes on me? He was confused star right up. I don't think you understand. So he hit a white man. Mercedes did not bring on not explain. Why am I getting put in the back of the COP Car Georgia right? I thought I was okay. Wow well I guess not all right. Lisa do another one guy's rocky Mount North Carolina meal as ever North Carolina. Komo news raise up. Take your shirt off to wrangle here. Just like a helicopter Edgecomb county police Deputies caught a man who allegedly stole watermelons in the Rocky Mountain area in a facebook post where authorities. Yes care. Okay you see them. Big Juicy Watermelon just sitting out there on the field you ride by thing not giving cassava millions all right follow me or Leghorn when authorities responded to the report Friday. They say the suspect was fouled stuck in a field with a truck load of watermelons. Michael Anthony Bryant. That's moral picnic sandwiches. When it comes Dylan melons. I feel like that's a that's that's my main foghorn. Leghorn I say now I say boy are Kovno melons as an adult going back was actually racist if I had my my list of our our time animated believes probably racist fog owners near the top him and Yosemite Sam's able to sound to some people they just get out of Gargle Male. Your email. Yes arguments my. He might dismissed because they was blue. Come on anyway them. They will Respond to report Friday they say the suspect was fouled stuck in the field with truckload of watermelons. Michael Anthony Bryant was arrested in charter misdemeanor. Larceny he was given a five hundred dollar secured bond and put an Ascom county detention center. No further information has been release. Carey guests the rice. What was the name Michael? Anthony Bryant right okay all right. Let's check the chat rooms. See WHAT THEY BELIEVE. Laser watermelon eating monkeys black black a negro big lip and ashy black selling them on the side of the road black like as a blackout so far in a chat questions seizes the watermelon with lowry's stamboel black. I mean I know watermelon. We Love Watermelon. I'll go northern. So one person went why Or You mean black face. This is why a lot of watermelon man can sell them so low but Negro. He wants to taste the flavor of Negroes white. So you've got to whites now are live. People scared to keep guessing. I'll go white. White is not a wiser catching up to care and art care. IS TORONTO The correct answer is he's black You know is in the south. In the land of deep. Watermelon did hate but that's not what it was. It's time guys played a cloud for those who went with black. That's that's him. You always see the back of them as they put the put the handcuffs on them yet. A safety vest donald to he worked their way. Did it show up in the chat? Oh my bad my bad. That's that's how Mi Forget to check to see if it went through but I yeah he eats black. He will sound like he was doing this. Schiffer Resale 'cause I. The truck is full of watermelons like he like. I don't know if he did this before. He probably d you know like this is just part of a larger steals Because before they got stuck in the mud so he couldn't even get away with the crime like taking the watermelons out. There's only way you're going to get away. Okay clash real quick and went back out real Guy Guys we were doing so well. My computer one more time. Okay try to swim organ. Yeah what state did this happen in North Carolina's State Another Water Memphis delicious inaudible findings all visit doing anything now. It's moving okay but yeah it's funny because I just I just picture heavy and like I'm about to sell the fuck out of these watermelons street and ended up. Loudness to over estimate how much they caught carry. Oh he must have good. God doesn't listen to me that truck. He weighed Goddamn way detrick. Down up whole Dang Light it wasn't taken so much time just even still that many watermelons took them a few hours to do that. All the time in the world. I'm about to take all I'm Bi for our just taking maleness. Wow that's a lot. He had just taken like twenty watermelons he would have been straight he would have been right. Because you know what a melons do all types should. They wouldn't have thought twice but used by stole no half of appealed or something like that and like you can't do that. I would have been out there like listen. This is okay. This is my grandfather plow these fields and he never got a dime for him. Negate data stuck in. He had a few hundred pounds in the back of that truck. The other day I would have been like call my lawyer Ralph North. You know what to say. He going to get us right on out of this. I'm going to be moving walking out of this prison and he'll say today I let's go to the bonus round Sir that what applies double race in abundance right against the race so far care and there's one in one let's see if she can make it in the bonus round all right Let's see got be a Florida. Man Throws a rob. Berger me on a car homeless Florida man through raw hamburger meat on a hood of another man's car for unknown reason. Luckily wasn't a Mercedes got ran over his driveway. Police say the car owner call them around eight. Am Sunday look saw. Patrick little car when witnesses tried to stop little. He continued walking away of fused away until authorities arrived. The victim was able to goes off the meat from his car. It did not cause. Any damage doesn't honest job and I could just watch it on my car. I'll probably wouldn't Caldecott. I got I don't feel like wasting that time. But okay all right. Everybody I don't know the race of the victim and I'm guessing white 'cause who sit around waiting for the less than two hours later witnesses little walking into a nearby wooded area police say. They found him asleep in a tree line. He was arrested on disorderly conduct. Charge care guest race white. Let's chat room today They had to do it I mean what they believe. It was He had the meets white says trae black black says June Did Not I. I don't know if there was seasoning on the beef or not Ma- his basalt white. The meat was a season. Why why does fuck black lag between black and white for a lot of crazy? Why don't like crying? The collar and the meat fleeing a joy exotics meat supply. Dale Black Arby's white decorate. Answer is he was white took. And what's beef? Beef is when you're throwing a hamburger industries. Oh Shit beavers when you'd be hidden windshields with some meat come on because when I see you all right That's right kind of has before homeless man. You know you must be a recent homeless right. He got the call me bad beer and shit like he just be. What a terrible haircut Assam. But I guess he was slaying saying beef. Not that meet all right. Let's get to sword wretchedness and we'll get Outta here guys. Don't they're white homeless different? Dad Packs ground beef around at cars be nine not to eat my black and homelessness. La- too serious I am. Let's see rapid city. Man Threatens Police with rapid city. I'll know why when I when I first read Maryland. I believe I know South Dakota but when I first saw day I'll know how am I had felt like raccoon city from a from the evil games I was like Oh of course raccoon city? My fake made up a Corona Corp created the Grunt Vary Rabo Corporation. You knew some words umbrella corps. Yeah there you go. I'll say rainbow umbrella. Cort WELL I duNno coalition who my bank. It's all good. I didn't know either. Play that game. I was joking about it. But I'M NOT GONNA sit out on line and somebody might be like they need. No no no They made a remake of some of my belief. And that's out now. People enjoy a remake. A firefighter seven to abor eighth at around midnight. Rapid City police responded to a report of a suspicious individual who was pounding on the reporting parties. Door one wants police arrived at the scene and locate the subject twenty-eight-year-old Trenton Rattler reputation. City police arrested a man long. Samurai sword are getting a call on Wednesday night and found a man brandishing. This blade this happening in the seven hundred block of Indiana Street officers say the man twenty-eight-year-old Trenton. Rattler of rapid city did not listen to their instructions to drop the weapon instead. Rattler Kinda slithered away to disarm rattler. More officers arrived with a beanbag gun hitting him and causing him to drop the sword. We will always respond to a situation that I with lethal force in our possession deployed in a but sooner after the officers are trained and instructed the force if at all possible. So Hat's really go off to the officers that responded especially the first officer who was alone for a while with this individual medical unit was called to evaluate rattler who was making threats against officers. He is charged with aggravated assault on law. Enforcement two counts of threatening law enforcement along with to Warren still alive alive must be white. Inc expected oh so he could could be different. I don't know I say for tonight. Man Light Show. Hope you guys enjoyed. It knows a little serious into open in corona virus but I hope for like North Kanter was saved a show moonwalked us into some funny shit. I talk the tomorrow No Walking Day recap the league right. Yeah so we'll talk to you guys tomorrow until then I love you and I do.
#EERS S9 Ep13: 365 Days From a Presidential Inauguration
"Hello and welcome. It is Eric Erickson here. The uric sensual across the state of Georgia across the nation. Now on the Internet the full number. If you WANNA be a part of the program eight seven and seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four two five eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. y'All I've been telling you about the activist army. Well it it is is opening. Engaged those of you who have subscribed you will take action alert here soon to begin calling your your senators and tell them to just let the voters decide this as the impeachment. Trial begins today. Just just let the voters deal with it in November. Do you know we are now three hundred sixty. I five days from the presidential inaugural the. It'll take place January twentieth next year. You're like wait. How can this be the twenty-first well? This is a leap year a year from today. The next president of the United States or the current president will be sworn in for either a first term or a second term depending on who it is life goes on and we will survive whether or not Impeachment lasts a day a week or a month Some prognosticators say impeachment is GonNa last For a while and a my suspicion is it's not. Here's here's why I think it's actually not not going to last as long as some may claim And that is because the Republicans now realize is that this gives Joe Biden advantage and they still think Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders would be a weaker candidate and they want them back on the campaign trail as quick as possible. So do they want to rush this out So that These Senate candidates can get back on the campaign trail as quick as possible. Mitch McConnell we'll get into the rules here in a little bit. He he's Ye- you've modeling. His rules for impeachment of Clinton's but he's taken some significant differences. You're not getting that from some of the the rhetoric on the right. I'll try to explain to you. The major differences. A friend of minute work for Jim. Demint as an expert on Senate parliamentary procedure. And I have talked to him. I'll explain to you what he said. He wouldn't available for an interview this morning. Honestly James Ames's Uga guy too. But I I'm not sure we could have kept out of the weeds and we'd put the whole audience asleep. The you know my job here is not just keep you company and entertain you but give you facts. But I can't give you facts when I put you to sleep at the wheel and you die in a fiery car crash. Because you got bored. I should laugh at that. Should I get my boy and still. I don't WanNa put you to sleep while you're driving down the road or in your office and get you in trouble. So I'll explain the parliamentary rules to you. I do think it's worth noting. Go in all honesty. Our and yes. This is my broken record portion of the show already nine after the hour we just begin. We're we'RE GONNA forget. That impeachment ever happened a month from now. We're going to move onto something else. Something else is going to happen with the actual Iranian responses to of money or even remember that Sulejmani the money was killed a few weeks ago reportedly responded with a I mean it was functionally impotent. I I got to imagine they can do more than that. We'll see but it was just what a waist in and you. Suddenly the new cycle moves on and we're back to impeachment Except now we've got a Greta Thunberg pause remember Greta Thunberg Greta Thunberg is in Davos scowling rolling. You don't want me to be here you don't want to listen. She didn't take a yacht. Neither did the president. The president went to Davos. He flew windass Switzerland and then took a helicopter to Davos. I hope he flew around a few extra miles. Just circling delight burn fuel while Greta watched and landed in Davos. Devos and Greg is very upset that the president is there. She's very upset that they're all there. hobnobbing she she thinks they got it they haven't taken any action they haven't done anything poor thing That you know really I feel sorry for the child. Clearly other people controlling her and and she has a mental situation where she takes all the stuff literally so when they tell her the world's teen years she actually believes it and my goodness what a sad life now. I mentioned that the Action Center is open. If you have your cell phone handy. Don't do this dry. I want to discourage you from texting and driving but you can say what Hey Siri text impeachment to five to eight eight six or you yourself can do it. Text the word impeachment to the number number five to eight eight six. That is the action centre. Here's what happens you you text the word impeachment to the number five two eight six and You will be put into my Action Center for this program Something I make available pay for it out of my own pocket The radio stations. Don't subsidize me on this and make you a good activists what will happen is if you have twitter you'll be able to tweet your senators. If you have email you'll be able to email your senators. You will also see a foam button right and if you touch the phone button immediately. Connect you to your senator's office wherever you are in the nation and all you need to do in this is a i. I sat around and I thought about this. I talked to several friends of mine about this and I thought you know I what I WANNA do is I don't want to say hey. Defend the president or support the president because some of you listening out there. Not Those of us in Georgia thankfully but elsewhere you got democratic senators and the most bipartisan. Message is this you know what just let the voters decide we are. We're less than a year from the presidential election. There is. This is a waste of time. The outcome come is already a foregone conclusion. Just let the voters decide. Stop wasting our time. Let the voters decide. So that's the message. I I printed emails or you don't even have to write the emails. I pre- ridden emails random emails. So you're you won't be sending the same email to everyone because then it's like it's just a it's an it's about doing this. No I wrote a batch of different emails but they all basically say the same thing. I'm one of your constituents and I want you to end this impeachment trial and let the voters deal with this in November remember and those who are concerned can hold the president accountable at the ballot. Box It'll tweet your memory your senators while it's very important here you you know. If you're a political activists you don't just want to randomly call the House of Representatives or the Senate. You WanNa actually call your person why because you are a constituent so when I designed these this email system in this is texting system I say for the tweets and the emails that I pre- right for you That I am a constituent and I want you to do x Y and Z. They pay even the Democrats Kratz will pay attention to you if you're flooding their office now those of you. Who aren't in Georgia? I realize most of this. Oh shows in Georgia some of our Georgia listening to this program. I I can see somebody. Somebody up in Wisconsin. Just just use the system. But I realize you're thinking how can a Democrat that's true but if you can flood their office they pay attention if you and all of your friends flood the office right now and and let them know I I. I want to do this at the ballot box. I don't want you to deal with this. That actually does have an impact even among Democrats it has an impact particularly in the Senate Because some of these like whoever just did this in Wisconsin. If you're listening I realize you got Ron Johnson there but you also got a Democrat and they're gonNA pay attention because Wisconsin's a swing state so again if you miss this text. The word impeachment to five to eight eight six. That's the number now if you're in the if you're in the action army if you previously obviously texted joined the army You're going to get an email here very shortly that will have a link to the system. you can pull up on your cell phone. It's a little form you put in your name your email address address and your physical address and it says hey based on your address we know you are in state here your two senators. Are you ready to send emails you. Click the button that has the email and Bufa goes and then it says. Do you have twitter. And you click the button. Yes and Boof it goes then you click the button that says. Do you want to make a phone call and put your suddenly. You're phone rings rings and you hear my voice. Say I'm going to connect you to your senators now and away. We go text impeachment. The five to eight eight six in my job keeping entertained make you laugh on occasion maybe or say something naughty in your car. Me and you'll I nearly did that the other day so I was in Atlanta I realize tangent I was in Atlanta and if you've ever been into Atlanta you know where the the Episcopal Cathedral is there. What is it saint? Mark Saint. Luke's it's one of the Gospel Writers and I'm trying to eternal to East Andrews and no it's not Saint Andrew's cathedral and I'm trying to turn their and everybody stops except one woman in a BMW. It's it's always a woman in a BMW and always is and she's texting while driving and doesn't even see me. And I'm on the phone with my fourteen year old and I say in I almost said a very bad word. I almost at a very very bad word and I caught myself and my daughter I get through mother and my daughter Says Dad Nice plane when did she says is allow it. I was so embarrassed though. My potty mouth is GonNa have to constantly repent as part of my sanctification. Okay we need to move on from my bad language. The aftermath of Virginia. That's what I've got next. I played for you. The part of those media montage yesterday. I WanNa play for you again. This newsbusters sisters put this together because now we know the gun. Rights protests in Virginia ended. There was not a shot fired. There was no violence. It was not a bunch of white nationalists. This was the coverage in the morning before the protests began on CNN and MSNBC right now thousands of gun rights activists white nationalist militia groups all swarming the Virginia State Capitol. There are a lot of people nervous about what's going to happen. The thirties enrichment are on high alert. Could be a ten station. Rotation what may happen in Virginia. Several groups supposedly some white nationalist white nationalist slight nationalist groups white supremacists white supremacist wants premises white extremists. This entire rally stands in opposition to the meaning meaning of this day Virginia on the edge. How concerned are you that there might be some people in this crowd? That may want to get a lot of concern here. Raising fears of a dangerous confrontation could the violence. And there's real concern there about what the intention is behind this. There's a lot of concern about. The potential for violence sparked violence tensions high in Virginia. They caused ause violence. They're clearly trying to wait another Charlottesville insurance. See repeat in two thousand seventeen in Charlottesville similar to what we saw in Charlottesville worrying about a repeat the Charlottesville horrible twenty seventeen Charlottesville disaster look at what happened in Charlottesville. The two sides clashed in Charlottesville. Men Walk through the capital in Virginia carrying being weapons of war that'd be demonstrators are in fact heavily armed heavily heavily armed heavily armed. Look at the gear. What is this all about? Militia groups militia these militia groups far-right militias from militia groups for right extremist extremists. Look those threats which caused the governor to call for a state of emergency have simply not not emerge the police very clear in saying that they have not had a single arrest. I during this rally not a single arrest now Listen to this anchor on. MSNBC describe what happened yesterday in Virginia so right now massive protests. Starting this minute in Virginia and you. This is the scene in Richmond. They put white nationalist militia groups as voters background checks for gun purchases all all in one place and a lot of folks justifiably so a worrying about a repeat of Charlottesville and twenty seven. We're keeping a very close eye on the scene there a very close eye on the scene. There yeah they really really. You know you could see from some of the people covering the gun protest that they really were upset there. There wasn't violence. I mean you really could see it in reporters even some of the reporters who were tween twenty like people are saying saying this wasn't a violent protests put all these people had guns there so it was still violent. I kid you not. There were reporters tweeting this and progressive activists that do people scared but heavy their guns there is so it was a violent protests. Most people were afraid to speak up because they might get shot. He whatever whatever the media went out of their way to define the people bull who were showing up in Richmond Virginia as a bunch of racists White Nationalists Neo Nazis. A multi-racial multi-ethnic Nick Group of people who showed up and Engaged in their First Amendment right to petition to assemble to to tell tell the government they did not want their gun rights takeaway and the media went into overdrive to define these people terribly. It's unfortunate but it's not surprising prizing. That's what the media does on these sorts of situations. The phone number here. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four two five while there. There actually are people who are listed in ninety eight of you have have in the last twenty minutes a engaged. The Action Center Andrew Mark Stevens. Susan Kelly Robert Robert Gene. Alan Tracy Matthew Stephen Michael Charleen thank you for doing that. the rest of you if you want a text. The word impeachment to five to eight eight six You'll be plugged into the Eric Erickson show and the Resurgent Action Center and you will be able to email or and or tweet and or make a phone goal to your. US S. senator through the Action Center and tell them to get in this impeachment nonsense. Just let the voters decide in November. I show this is happening right now and I pride myself in being able to get to current happening news this is blowing up right now on social media The Hollywood reporter has released just an interview conducted with Hillary Clinton and They ask her whether she would endorse Bernie Sanders if he gets the Democratic nomination. Here's what Hillary Clinton says this quote from Hillary Clinton. I'm not going to feel like I should use the wicked witch of the West Voice. Your dog to. I'm not going to go there yet. We're still at a very vigorous primary season. I will say however that it's not only him. It's the culture around him. It's his leadership team mm-hmm it's his prominent supporters. It's his online Bernie Bros.. Relentless attacks on lots of his competitors particularly the women and I really hope the people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture not only permitted it. He seems to really much support it. If you don't know what the Bernie Bro Phenomenon is. It is a bunch of Mostly White Basement dwelling willing overly privileged potheads. who go out of their way to defend Bernie Sanders online and are deeply deeply? Sexist They you know they. They think his is super cool to make all sorts of cracks When they're not trying to be the the Beta men getting the pants of progressive women? It really is just a disgusting thing to see you. You've got this this this What is it crap house Something or other podcast and They throw around all sorts of Foul language and puff themselves up. And we're GONNA tear down the capitalists and we're going to put them in in concentration camps in reeducation camps and and kill the billionaires and they say all sorts of stuff and of course they've never even fired a gun in their life. They wouldn't know how to do it. But this is the Bernie Bro Phenomenon. A bunch of a masculine young men tried to pretend that there's something that they're not. And it is is a uniquely Birdie Cedars Phenomenon you know at least with Ron Paul Ron Paul. When Ron Paul was around and in politics he had something very similar except it was a lot of guys issue? You knew actually knew how to use a gun and could go out and hunting and live off the land and the Bernie Bros. live in Brooklyn Basements Typically their parents basements and and yet they say all sorts of really vile stuff particularly about women particularly about the female candidates They're they're not good people They hate religion. They hate capitalism they. They hate the country. They hate anyone who stands in Bernie Sanders Way and they were relentless in two thousand a sixteen saying horrible things about Hillary Clinton people focus on all the stuff that Donald trump donald trump supporter said the locker up stuff and what not but the boroughs were equally early if not worse than that and she's calling them out well she she's gone beyond that now. It looks like other stuff has has come up New York Times Has This conversation you profile of the conversation as well Matt Stevens. The New York Times says is that he was in Congress. This direct quote Hillary Clinton. He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him nobody what he wants to work with him he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It's all just Bologna and I feel so bad. That people got sucked into it. y'All zor her yell Zor. She was asked now. This appears to be That appears to be a statement from two thousand sixteen ECKSTEEN. Let me get my ducks row here. This appears to be the Hollywood reporter interview recirculated for Two Thousand Sixteen Hillary Clinton. That's what this issue is asked by. The New York Times asked by the New York Times if she still stood by her 2016 criticisms of Bernie Sanders she says yes she still stands by the criticisms and in response to a question about whether she would endorse. She says. I'm not going there yet. We're still in a very vigorous campaign season. You know. The Democrats are really actually Lee starting to get nervous out there about the Democrats. They're really starting to get nervous about the primary system and they're really starting to get nervous as well because they're just not sure. Joe Biden has what it takes to go against trump. They they don't know and so the infighting has broken out the DNC. NC Party leadership is upset. We I listen. I intend to spend a lot of time today on impeach but I do but there's other stuff going on and we all know how it's going to happen with impeachment. There's no no reason to treat it as this monumentally significant thing when it's not really Given what we know is going to happen but I I do walk you through the rules and stuff. We'll do that but when we come back the the Democratic Party Starting to melt down over the Democratic primary as the as the rhetoric between the candidates gets very on point in. Oh I've got some ao see audio. We need to play out Andrew Kazu. Cortez sat down for an interview. And wait until you hear what she thinks about the Democratic Party. We will go there when we come back. This is Eric Erickson. You're listening to the Erik. Erikson show well. CNN has hired John Harwood would've CNBC as their White House correspondent he is actually a Highly partisan person deeply political deeply Democrats. So Oh very clear. CNN seems to be headed towards be in the the high information mation MSNBC The the the PBS NPR version of MSNBC which makes you wonder where? PBS NPR PR. Go My goodness gracious. Okay the phone number here if you want to be part of the program. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine nine seven three seven four to five is the number. I WANNA play one more bit out of Virginia before we get into the meltdown of the Democratic Party and AFC EMC's visit sees. Chris Hayes listened to this because it's a it's a perfect segue into some of this other nonsense that we're hearing from the Democrats on this deemed a danger of themselves or others from possessing weapons. Both of those efforts have stalled that however did not stop twenty two thousand people from turning out in opposition to these laws and state officials. Those were very concerned. In the run-up today's rally hoping to prevent a repeat of the two thousand Seventeen Charlottesville confederate monument rally in which a right wing activist murdered a counter protester concerns were so high. Virginia Governor Ralph northbound declared a state of emergency banning weapons from the capitol grounds. The good news is that no one got hurt today. no-one just charge urge their weapon. That was partly we should note the results of what appears to be some very good law enforcement work last week when the FBI nab several members of a violent white supremacist group called the base. He's which by the way translates into al-Qaeda in Arabic. This is a group that modeled their group after another terrorist group. Law enforcement officials say they planned on attending the rally and that they weren't possession of a functioning automatic rifle but the inescapable fact of this kind of event is that yes it's peaceful protests its first amendment protected speech but the implicit and explicit message of a bunch of heavily armed people marching interstates. Capital is this. Don't you dare an actor policies if you do we will use these guns against you. Wait implicitly and explicitly Salie that we will use our guns against you. This is how he interpreted as opposed to. We're here and we're voters and there's a large number above us and do you really want to upset us because we'll go to the polls and tree out of office. It's amazing. How win a progressive sees gun rights supporters their first inclination all? They're GONNA murder everybody. They're gonNA murder everybody you know if guns caused violence the casualty list yesterday should should've been phenomenal. But it wasn't. I gotta say an and this is a this is becca atoms from the Washington examiner. Who made this point that? Not since the the movie joker has the media been upset about the lack of violence happening if you recall the movie joker when it came out That is the The movie about the the Batman. Manville Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix the media spin on it. And I got to be really honest with you I genuinely believe and I. I know enough to to have an educated opinion on this. Let me just put it that way. I know enough people who support this thesis who would know about it That I think I'm right in this When I say that what actually happened was the Disney? Pr Machine went into overdrive and the Disney PR machine worked very very hard to smear. The movie joker to push down to the ballot box because Disney wanted to own the superhero super villain ballot box and so people connected to Disney PR. I believe pushed out the story about the joker movie that it was going to call us violence that it was a the movie for in cells. So this this phenomenon I I think most of you who listen are saying normal grounded people and so you don't actually know what this phenomenon is. Unfortunately I make my living on radio and on the Internet so I have have to pay attention to this sort of stuff The in cell is involuntarily celibate. If you'll recall there was some guy who was a shooter who referred to himself as an insult L.. It's something from off the Internet where basically Dude can't Get a chick Has has no girlfriend has no no relations no no no sexual relations in particular angry about it and he lashes out at society and this is a movie for for the downcast. The outcast The the people who who who can't get dates who have to pay for sexual relations among other things and the the spin was that the joker all these people are GonNa see the joker and they. We're going to be inspired to violence just like in the movie. They were going to be inspired to violence. And this was a huge story. It genuinely was a huge story. And that was the spit on joker and then the movie came out in a May two billion dollars and there was no violence and the wind went on a sales of some of these people who are reported this it very clearly was a PR push by a competing firm to try to drive down the box office to scare people away that there was going to be a mass shooting or some such at the movie theaters and who has the most to gain by that Disney Disney. Who wants to own the superhero movies movies and yet here comes a really good? I mean it's oscar-nominated in maybe will win the Oscar unlike Black Panther which was oscar-nominated. Everyone knew it wasn't actually going to win. I'm sure dizzy I guarantee Disney's GonNa do some sort of opposition campaign. Did Joker winning Because they don't what Warner Brothers to win an Oscar for Superhero movie in any of it is the same thing happened with the with this movie with our now with this movie. This protest. The protesters decided to show up peacefully. It was multiethnic multiracial title. Men Women Children all showing up to say they want their gun. Rights protected denouncing progressive measures in the state legislature and the media went after them savage them. Call them white nationalist so there were racist. Got Chris Hayes on MSNBC saying that that they the mere fact fact. They showed up with their guns to show people. They weren't scared. They weren't going to be intimidated that that was in effect implant implicit threat to violence only on MSNBC. Could we get there with this. And you know I gotta say this is one reason I think the Democrats still. They'll have trouble in November. There are a lot of warning types for Republicans and and I don't want to dismiss the warning signs for the GOP because there are and whether or not you support the president or not. You need to understand that there are some warning signs for the GOP headed into November One of the most consistent telling data points that has been going went on for year. Now is that as very slim majority of independent voters I it was at fifty one percents like fifty point. Five percent of voters want to vote against the president next year indicate I tend to lean to the right. Moderate voters tend to be Democrats. Who Don't want to be democratic? Voters tend to be Republican into one identifies Republican and slightly more than fifty percent of them have been saying in for a year. Now they want to vote against the president but they're not going to go against the president unless they get someone like Joe Biden they would sit at home and that might help the president But there's there's another data point that the GOP needs to worry about and that data point is that the Democratic candidates combined raised more money than Donald Trump we've been focusing on the president stellar stellar fundraising numbers because they have been stellar. The president of the United States has just raised Mitt with these Democrats the fundraising opportunities for the president of the United States with impeachment have been crazy here again. I played this audio history but this is just one played it again because I love his accent. He's a super guy. Jonathan Swan is an incredible human being in a brilliant reporter and he makes a great point. I'll just put one asterix next to this. Impeachment has been great for business on the trump campaign's raised a lot of all. Have they ever have they. Ever and extent to which this is growing their fundraising base and actually really engaged the Republican donors but also the grass roots. I have collected data. They've already got meetable. Data machine text messages facebook significant it has they have been growing their war chest. They have been growing their data. They have been growing their supporters. They have been growing. The political context of ration-. You know they've got a neat technology. The Democrats actually employees this in two thousand twelve and I WANNA put a benchmark here if I could flag a show like this in and come back to it in November. Do a see I told you. Show the moment. This would be one of the moments that I would have to flag right here in two thousand twelve. The Obama Campaign Unveiled Elsa impressive technology on the campaign trail. The IPHONE had been out for a while and with the Obama APP. If you downloaded the Obama APP it could get access to your contacts in your phone and it would go through the contacts in your phone and it would begin to to send messages from you to those people saying. Hey I'm supporting Barack Obama. I wish you would to. Here's a link if you want to get involved in your local campaign and you would click the link And it would immediately take you if I had a friend in my address book said that they were in Denver Colorado we would send them to a page where you can get involved in Denver Colorado. If it didn't have my address in it had just had my full number. Then he would go to a page where I would say what your Zip Code You put in your Zip Code and it will take you directly to where you get involved and the media loved this very much like facebook. I'm I feel oh myself going on a tangent here but what the heck Facebook in two thousand twelve. Sasha Eisenberg wrote a ton of stories on how the Obama campaign was using facebook way more dynamically than Mitt Romney. The Obama campaign was using technology. Impressively the Obama campaign was able to reach out to people on facebook and get people registered vote on facebook. FACEBOOK can get their message out on facebook and bypass the media and fly under the radar and all these things and it was all awesome and it was all cool. It was all fantastic and then trump and now suddenly league mark Zuckerberg is bad. FACEBOOK is bad technologies bad. So so here's where I wanted. I wanted to put bookmark on this. My guess is the trump campaign is going to do something like Obama. Did in two thousand twelve. Th they're going to have a trap and it's going to have access to your contacts and when it has access to your context is going to send out text messages on your behalf to all your friends and say. Hey I want you to. I am voting for trump and twenty twenty. I really hope you'll consider it for the economy for judges Because the left has lost their mind. Click this slink. Find a volunteer opportunities in your area or make a donation. Or what have you and the media is going to call it invasion of privacy. The trump team will do exactly exactly what Obama did in two thousand twelve and the media will denounce it and say it's an invasion of privacy. You're an appropriately getting your contact books. They'll demand that apple and Google all. Kill it off their their iphone and android operating systems and it will be in high doses in the same way in in two thousand sixteen. facebook was vilified because maybe maybe twenty five thousand people were affected by the by the facebook advertising maybe twenty five thousand at the most. That's being generous. And and they they'll they'll assail it they don't like the technical proficiency that's happening but all of this is plain to the president's advantage all of it is impeachment is The economy is taxes. Are the Democrats going. Left is and now. The fighting from the Democratic Party is making people lose their mind. I WANNA I WANNA play volleyball. Multiple very nice lady used to work for the Atlantic at time. Back in two thousand fifteen. She actually came to my house she. She decided to do a profile of the most influential conservative America. I know I know but still was very flattering. Most influential conservative in America. That was her profile of me. In two thousand fifteen and it was a multi page. I mean they had a photographer down a it was something to behold and she's on CNN now she's a CNN contribute attributed listen to her talk about the fear within the Democratic Party. Now the the the worries I guess I should say of the Democrats had a bunch of progressive groups. Come together an issue a sort of unity statement many of them have endorsed under some endorsed Warren Because there is I think a level of it's I don't think it's too much to call a panic among the democratic base about a potential splintering and I think we have seen candidates all over the spectrum be punished by voters when they're perceived as going negative to strongly The irony is that within in the Democratic base the the candidates fan bases are quite negative toward each other right. There are a lot of people who Hate Elizabeth Warren and vice versa. And and you see the same thing with with some of the moderate candidates the spurs are quite passionate. But they don't want to see the actual candidates go too far because there's there's a fear of splintering the base and they're all preoccupied with beating trump and also just because I think there's a desire for Whoever the nominee is to due to be able to to rise above to be able to be unifier and so now you have a lot of candidates trying to fill that role But it's tough after it had these and it's GonNa be tough to get along. Listen here's data. That doesn't get covered very frequently and noth- Bernie Sanders supporters voted for Donald Trump. Up In two thousand sixteen in Pennsylvania Wisconsin Michigan and Pennsylvania Wisconsin Michigan Ohio. Hello and where was the other one Iowa I think Iowa that enough of them voted for Donald Trump. That had they voted for Hillary Clinton she would be president right now. Particularly Pennsylvania Michigan Wisconsin. Donald Trump won those states with seventy thousand votes. And there was. There's something like seventy five thousand people in those states who were Bernie Sanders supporters. Who refused to vote? For Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders supporters are Bernie Sanders supporters. And and. They will cut off their nose to spite their face. They will go for Donald Trump. If it's not Bernie Sanders in the Democrats. Know it and they don't know what to do with that. That's the problem here They don't really know how to other than handing the race to the to Bernie Sanders. They don't know what to do in the problem with handing the race Bernie Sanders. Is that intuitively the Democrats know. The police leads really bad for Bernie Sanders in the fundamentals. That he's got a fired up. Rabid base at parody with Donald Trump. Space it's true. His basis at parody with Donald Trump's hardcore base. The problem is a lot of voters will sit home and some voters will go with Donald Trump because Bernie sanders is so far to the left way further left than the public way further left than the nation in as a whole we even way further left. A number of people in the media and a lot of people in the media are so far left. They don't even recognize how they are. They think they're at the center when they're very far left. And even but a lot of people in the media look at Burris Dude you're actually really are comey and that's not good for the Democrats. At this point. The Democrats crats are really love and the fact that this impeachment trial could go on for awhile because he keeps Bernie Sanders in the Senate and Joe Biden on the campaign trail. I'm behind on sending recipes. I'll make that happen. You can text recipe two three three seven seven seven get on the recipe list. I don't sell the list I. It's not for sale. You don't get ad- you don't get spam spam. You just get a recipe once a week if I remember to send it a text the word recipe three three seven seven seven speaking recipes recipes This is for all of you wherever you are listening to my voice right now as long as you're in Georgia and probably they should be those of you listening on station south of I twenty but but that's okay Those north Georgia and two three hour drive at it would be doable. as you would on. WNYC right now in making you. You need to listen to those you middle Georgia those you down in in south Georgia needed. Listen I'm doing this to avoid getting in trouble trouble with my wife right now. This is very very important. And if you don't listen to me right now and helped me out A my wife is going to be upset with you too. And she's tall and owns lots of guns and drives rides a Harley. So there you have it. My wife is a road captain for the local Hog chapter. If you don't know what the Hog Chapter is God bless you The the hog chapter is the Harley Owners Group My wife couple years years ago was diagnosed with cancer and pull the. I Have Cancer Card on me. She had always wanted a Harley and by God she got a Harley. She Got Harley fat boy she actually named it fatboy sue her that. That's her motorcycle. If you see someone riding on the road with the license plate. FBI Sue that. That would be my better half much much much much better. Half and so the Harley Owners Group the these Swear she's like by twenty thirty years the youngest person in this group and they they go riding on Saturday mornings in search of meat and threes in rural Georgia. They love to go down to Eastman to to. What's the all you can eat? Buffet down there Sidetrack cafe I think they just changed the name or Justin's down in Butler and they've they've got some places they like to go but one of her jobs these. She's got a fine new little hole in the wall restaurants aground Georgia for the Harley Owners Group motorcycle rider motorcycle gang to go to on Saturday. So if you know of a small restaurant not a chain. We're not looking for chain restaurants looking for small hole in the wall restaurants particularly in south Georgia Middle Georgia. We can get up to north Georgia. They'd like to ride up to the mountains but that would be quite a hike Forbes for lunch I need restaurant recommendations to give to my wife. She has now asked me to do this three times and I have forgotton gotten and she just texted me and said you better do this. So I'm doing it I need restaurant recommendations. If you got a small hole in Wall restaurant you love to go to you in in middle or South Georgia please. You can email me. Eric E. R. I C. K.. At the resurgent Dot Com if you go to the resurgent Dot Com. There's a contact box. You can do it there there. You can call the show. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. That's eight seven seven nine seven Eric but my goodness gracious. I'm going to do this at the top of the hour because we got a couple of other stations. That come on Yes it is ridiculous but My wife has demanded and I do it. My wife says so there you have it if you got a hole in the wall restaurant drug. That is motorcyclist friendly. Let me know because my wife wants to bring her gang of of retiree motorcyclists and herself the restaurant. y'All my wife is awesome. I love my wife. She scares me. Sometimes she's trying to get Chris Burns to go get a motorcycle with her. And I keep telling Chris Dude you're too much like me you will die Get lots of life insurance before you get on that motorcycle. I do not ride to answer. Sure your question that I know all of you want the answer. No I do not run a motorcycle. I have no desire and no. I'm not sitting on the back of motorcycle in that seat. I know what is called. You don't have to point that out not going to happen. I will cheerfully stay home and watch replay with my kids while my wife goes riding on her motorcycle. That Sir therapy and it does good and she's very desperate but it's too cold for her to get on her motorcycle because she's got lung cancer and being in cold weather With her lungs is not a good thing so we try not to deal with that now when we come back I WANNA get a little philosophical with you when we come back on this impeachment stuff. I got opinions as you might I I I also want to give you analysis. I think my my job is better served giving you analysis of the situation than just giving you talking points. I don't like to give you talking points. I think it's nonsensical. You can listen to plenty of talk radio stations. That will throw you red. Meat gets fired up and you learn actually nothing I wanNA talk to you but I got some philosophical point. I think we should would make I realized. Don't fall asleep in the philosophy owl liven. It up for you when we come back right here on the Eric's Joe across the state of Georgia. Hello and welcome it. Is Eric Erickson here. The Ericsson show across the state of Georgia and now the nation and on the Internet the full number eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three three seven four two five. Yeah we do need to talk about impeachment a little bit But a couple of housekeeping. This is the important one this. This is the important I I I feel compelled to say this Because my wife tells me and I'm scared of my wife My my wife. I mentioned the end of the last asked our and I gotta do it again. 'cause we had a couple of stations come online that this would be relevant to my wife. Is the road one of the road captains for her Harley owners group the hogs In Middle Georgia. She bought her motorcycle at Harley Davidson in Macon as the what Mr Over is the oldest operating Harley dealer in the country longest operating harley dealer in the country fantastic family there and my wife loves them and loves being on her motorcycle. It's been great great therapy for her since she got diagnosed with cancer. One of the things that the Harley owners group does the hogs do I swear my wife by thirty years probably the youngest person in this group and they a on Saturday mornings get up. They go have breakfast and they ride to a meeting three a small restaurant somewhere beaten three but a small restaurant non chain somewhere in in Georgia they want a local restaurant. That is biker friendly and if you have a recommendation anywhere in Georgia particularly a Ethan Derian South Really Because it's a bit of a bit of a hike to get further although he listen. And what are you up there in Clarksville got a great restaurant. I'm sure they're willing to make the right up The they they've taken two and a half three hour motorcycle rides before so they just want a good meal at a small local place. They WANNA bring business to you. If you got a small restaurant Eh. That is not a chain and You won't you're okay with a group of bikers coming you can call the show. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven seven nine seven three seven four five or Sue avoid making my producer. Mad You just email me. Eric E. R. I. C. K. at the resurgent Dot Com if you go to the research dot com there's contact contact form there and you can use that as well my wife just she. Her job is to find new restaurants for them to go to. They love to go down to Eastman What does it sidetrack cafe down there by the railroad tracks and eastern they love and Justin's in in Butler They like going down to to Barrow Automotive. If you've never been bear automotive a heck of a gun store down there too. I need new gun. Stores to explore the state of Georgia as well. If you want to give me those nonetheless that is housekeeping item number one housekeeping item number to the Senate impeachment. Trial begins begins at noon today. And I'M GONNA try to give you every morning When the show starts kind of an overview what happened the day before in doing so though? I want to take your phone calls. I'll answer any questions will play lots of audio of what happened but a lot of it's going to be boring and I. I don't WanNa just fixate on impeachment. I don't WanNa fixate on impeachment because impeachment means nothing Nothing is going to happen. The president will be president in November. You've ember and that my friends is what you need to know. A year from today we will swear it. A new president of the United States Donald Trump will be on that stage whether he is the president being sworn sworn in or the outgoing president. He's not going to be impeached now. Look at this Mike I'm going to first with a restaurant suggestion. Yeah I was GONNA suggest. Bucknor's Jackson Georgia yes. So every every New Year's day the biker gang rides up there for lunch. Yeah no no no I appreciate. It is a great suggestion. I will tell you my wife is the one person her group who's not a buckner span and the reason. She's not is because her aunt who was basically her grandmother made the greatest fried chicken you would ever put in your mouth and so nothing compares in which. She always gets disappointed which she goes to butlers. Because it's so close but it's just not but thank you very much for the suggestion. Bucknor's is a good one So all right there you have it now. I WanNa talk philosophically about impeachment. Listen Hey it looks like the phone. Lines are lighting up over restaurants. y'All know I'm fat. I like restaurant recommendations to but I I got to spend a few moments here. I want to speak philosophically about impeachment for a minute. If you're on hold if if you're calling in and you WanNa talk restaurants and not just give me a minute to make this point please. I know the people who dislike the president who on radio and television Do nothing but one hump leg they. They think they've gotta be shoulder to shoulder with the president at all times James that they've got to the that somehow or another they must stand with the president they must At all times Tell tell everyone that the president did everything perfectly and privately. They see. They don't like it. I will be very upfront with you this. That's not my personality to come on here and tell you something. I don't actually believe anything you think I tell you. I'm going to believe it and I want you to know that there are things about this president that I really don't care for. I didn't support him in two thousand sixteen and I will support him in twenty twenty but I think he screwed up I. I don't think he should have done what he did. With Ukraine's president and the proof of that is we're at impeachment. He knew people the White House were out to get me new. There were people behind the scenes. Who wanted to get? We're GONNA do everything they could to undermine him. Any made it easy for them to get him to this point it was a stupid boneheaded thing for him to do and he should not have done it and he should not be thrown out of office for it. Do I think it was wrong. Yes do I think impeachment is wrong. Yes do I think it is possible to even wrote. Thanks absolutely he should make all you. I couldn't care less. Make it an issue on the campaign trail trail. But here's the thing. Fifty percent of this country hates the president's guts and fifty percent of the country. Vote for him. The question is is it going to get fifty plus one and voter or fifty minus one vote get reelected or not We're in a political battle in this country. I don't believe this is the most important election there. Were lifetime every single politician now. Dial two thousand sixteen was the most important election day before that it was two thousand twelve. Everybody says that every four years. It's not there's no no such thing as a permanent political majority in this country If the Democrats win in Twenty Twenty and twenty two thousand four Nikki Haley Mike Pence or somebody and beat them but this impeachment is a farce. Both sides are accusing the other of a show trial so damn important. Nancy Pelosi wouldn't have sat on it for a month. It's a show trial it hideous. It absolutely is but the Democrats or the Republicans would even witness. You didn't want to call witnesses for Bill Clinton nothing nothing is GonNa Change. Go vote in November. Let the voters decide this issue. We are a bitterly divided nation. Having the United States Senate throw the president of the United States out of office based on a partial impeachment where the Democrats never even made an effort it. Call the witnesses and now what the Republicans do their job in. The Senate have in a bitterly divided nation where the Democrats decide. They're going to remove the president having a bitterly divided nation and where the Democrats they can't get Republican ownership of this issue and they failed to do it. They didn't make the case to do it all they want to do. Is Yell at you and tell you that you're a terrible un-american American person supporting unconstitutional behavior of the president of the United Support Him now. Put your partisan rhetoric aside for a minute and look at this country. We are a divided nation Shen and when we are this divided and you fail to make a partisan case go beyond partisan case to make an actual case a constitutional case to impeach the president that it gets Bienne from all political parties. You need to settle this at the ballot box. That's where partisan matters are decided in this country they're not decided in the floor of the Senate or tooth or you're not not gonNA get two thirds vote in the Senate. Everybody knows you're not going to get a two-thirds vote in the Senate. So what are you gonNA do. You're going to go around the country excoriating the people who refuse to go along with your partisan witch and yes it is a partisan which you people selectively asked people to show up in testify. You never fought for the people who might give you answers. You didn't want you then said it's the corks fault it would take forever for the courts when you know damn well and wouldn't take that long for the courts to decide the matter and now you're pushing into the Senate after say this is an emergency and the president is a threat to our national security dirty. And he's got to go so let's sit on it for a month. And then you send it to the Senate and in you in the media together do a drip drip drip campaign of new allegations. Gatien's against Brazil. We really need to hear from these witnesses. No you should have heard from them when you were investigated for impeachment of building the case. That was your job. Given how much Democrats like to subsidize people who don't work. It's no wonder that we got to this point where the Democrats did no work and what the Republicans to subsidize their effort at impeachment. Do this at the ballot box. DOC settled at the ballot box. This is ridiculous to be doing this in the United States Senate is a waste of time. It is designed to further inflame and divide the nation let both sides rides fundraise off of it and get nothing out of it. It is a waste of everybody's time it really is. Do I think what the president did was wrong. You're damn right. I think the president what he did with wrong. I think it was stupid. I think you should have done it. It opened himself up to impeachment. was something no president should do. Republicans would be beside themselves. If Barack Obama Obama did this and you know what the Democrats have impeach Barack Obama if he had done it they would not. They would not vote to convict of Brcko bomb. If they didn't they would come up with. Oh we got. We got to worry about the the whichever Republican child it is and how did they get this job. They were qualified for the job. How could he do? This was corruption on their part. Barack Obama was doing the right thing. They'd be making the exact exact same arguments to Republicans are making. You know how I know that the Democrats would be making the exact same arguments that the Republicans are making right. Now listen to this. This is from nine hundred ninety nine. This is the American it can media on the issue of witnesses and the Clinton impeachment trial. Then the whole issue is been a sham. It shouldn't have gotten this far. The House acted improperly in passing it onto the Senate. Why is Your Party dragon listening out? Why is this happening? Why go through all this This business about witness. Do we really need more witnesses. It's GonNa add Munster this thing. We should stop this. Bogus inflated case and get on with business governance with these people just get down to business and leave this impeachment thing alone. It's going going to be an enormous distraction to the White House in all kinds of issues that the congress ought to be considering it is a long line of of the People's business that seems to have been put aside and the parent is going to be put aside for weeks if not months. Now we begin tonight with the Voice of the people who got up and shouted God Almighty take the vote and get it over with John. Almighty the man said take the vote and get it over with you know who the hero of this whole thing is is the guy who stood up in the Senate gallery last week and said good God road and Elmer with this. This process is Stalinist. Is Action certainly do not warrant impeachment is there. Is there not some concern of the public perception in some quarters not all of them democratic that this is in in fact kind of effort at a coup that heard of management was Dan Rowhouse the White Knight Rider. One White House official told me today in twenty years he said people will remember three things about this that the the president was impeached in the House that he was acquitted in the Senate and that the whole thing was a partisan hit job. Wow sound familiar. That was the American media in one thousand nine hundred nine the very same American media that right now once this president impeached and thrown out of office. Because he said bad things about them the roles are reversed the Democrats though have failed to get any Republicans to support them more. Democrats supported impeaching Bill Clinton Than Democrats have been able to get Republicans and they can muttering their sleep in the fetal position. All they want that Donald Trump can go on fifth avenue. Shoot someone in the Republicans still defend him in you and I both know. That's a lie. The Democrats have failed to build a case. What the president he shouldn't have done but what the Democrats are doing? They shouldn't be doing. Let the voters decide this November. Don't break apart. The further fracture this nation over something that the Democrats when they failed to do a thorough job. Just let the voters deal with it. And then let the chips fall where they may and the Democrats scream all day that oh the ruse to stimulation tried to steal the election will work hard Eh. Close he can't cheat. You've built a mythology over for the Russian stealing the election which wasn't true so that you can ob- few scared and redirect blame to everyone else except yourselves over this impeachment. No one stole the election in two thousand sixteen. Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate in two thousand twenty build a case unite the people throw the president out of office at the ballot box. The fact that you're doing this suggests you can't do that. And that undermines your case out of the gate. This is a waste of our time. We need to deal with this as voters at the ballot box. Not Let irresponsible partisan hacks tried to get TV fame and TV contracts. When they're out of Congress do this on the floor of the Senate? It's not appropriate for something like this. They failed to build a case that could transcend partisanship and they failed to build a case at all. Because they refuse is to call any of the witnesses who actually had real information from inside the White House. They claim that the courts were the ones who are the impediment because it would take too long. We all know that's nonsense and yet now they're demanding the Senate Republicans do exactly what they said. They couldn't do why. Because this is a partisan scam it is designed to fundraise. It is designed to this point to help Joe Biden by keeping Elizabeth Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders trapped in the Senate and it's designed to do nothing but further divide us. Hey listen I I. I clearly have listened. You know every once in a while you do a show like this and can you give out the number repeatedly people. Don't call and say here. You seem by. Listen that's the great thing about having the the texting APP I can see that there actually are people. Listen I appreciate you guys. Actually they just want to hear me talk that that makes me feel good but I got restaurant recommendations coming in Randy. You're going to be up next. Welcome where L. How are you. I'm good how are you doing. Well listen to your actually on I twenty east of conyers signally greet. So you've got a restaurant absolutely the velvet-velvet in Milledgeville Georgia definitely one. They should stop by the Velvet Elvis in Milledgeville more. That's like that run. Go to it actually is especially the stakes riding riding night. Should miss one all right irony. Listen I appreciate your listening very much. Sure enough I also liked liked mentioned the foundation from The fact that you were talking Ulster kids aging out Of Ulster homes and everything. Thank back on Friday. Also Rose Foundation in the end. Soro Foundation. Yes that's N. S. R. uh-huh and foundation have what he has established. There is Funds so that kids who age out are able to go to college college Check out the website. Yeah it's definitely something I know you do a lot of networking We had the starfish balls. Saturday night. Kelly Lhasa was there the Atlanta Mayor. She celebrated her fiftieth birthday with us. There Saturday night And the the auction broad and AH did will say that great I will definitely check out. Randi thank you so much safe travels down the road. Let's see do I have time. Yes I due Johnny and making welcome Air Planes Restaurant mudder heads in McDonough Georgia motor heads all right and quit calling them a game be able to explain it. I know I do it because teaser Outta have it. Yes I I do know the difference but yes. They're not a game. Been Keep teasing but I you know listen I do. I have been highly educated now in in in motorcycling. Go and and you know for the first little while my wife kept talking about cages like well. What are they doing to you in this in this group and then I realized they're talking about people who ride in cars? I'm learning all sorts of stuff johnny. If they got somebody in your a group that knows the back way the back way is a beautiful ride all right you can get there from the interstate real easy but you can go to back roads to say beautiful. She Ah Okay so you'll appreciate this because this is the thing I'm learning Johnny I if there is a way to go from Point A. Point B. that takes fifteen minutes and there here's a way that goes from Point A. Point B. that takes two hours and thirty minutes. They're going to go the two hour and thirty minute. Way To take that fifteen minute ride just so they can get a sightseeing tour right and I totally get it. Yup Yup she. She's so I guess it's now been I guess about two two and a half years that she's been riding delegate to the Dragon's tail one time you know. She wants to go up there and she was supposed to go up there last year. And a Wound up everybody. Who's going the weather got bad and somebody got sick so that didn't go but she went up? There is one in. Tennessee is not the tail of the Dragon. It's one near there and actually apparently has more turn to the Tiller Dragon and she went on a women's motorcycle tour that Harley had put together and they went through there now she really does want to go on the tail of the Dragon. Yea Well we here in our local government we need help in MY S. Listen the worst job I ever had was was making City Council Gracious. That was bad for my sanctification loo. Look I appreciate it. I'll I'll let you go there but yeah I all man. y'All was city council. If you if you know somebody to Johnny's point there I I was on city council and making Georgia and honest to goodness goodness. It was the worst job I ever had. It was a part time job. He was ten thousand dollars a year to be on that city council. And I was don CNN. At the time there was an election season started. I haven't missed stuff. And there was this little poindexter newspaper reporter who was saying well. You're nineteen cancel your entertaining Hansel. And I've got a real job. I had to be on the campaign trail but I I was the chairman of a committee. I was trying to make all the committee meetings and stuff. And then you'd get constituents constitue I had this little jerk. Who Live down the street from me? Who actually came over to my house one day and started yelling at me because if someone is so I lived in a neighborhood? It is way more information than you wondered. I'm sure but a drunk driver had taken out a guardrail. And this is what Obama was given stimulus dollars in. The city decided to get stimulus dollars to put that guardrail in and it took like six months longer than it should have had a guy come in my yard and yell at me about the freaking guardrail and tried to explain to him that it was Obama Fund that he thought I was making a partisan point and he got out morale shape. And I thought I'm going to have to call the police to throw this guy off my lawn. He's a you do your employees. You work for me. Do not close the door in his face. Gosh some people are obnoxious. Noxious like the Democrats impeachment. We'll be back here on the Eric Erickson show across the state of Georgia. Don't say I never do anything for you guys. I'm making it super super easy for you. I've been telling you about the the army of activist and how you can be a part of it by texting army. Two three three seven seven seven seven. I've been telling you it's not just for those of us here in Georgia's for all of you nationally When when something is is right for you nationally to be engaged then I I'm letting you know and I wanNA make it easy? I want you to get a sense of it if you just want to see it in action action if you haven't had that chance The the way to do it is to text the word impeachment to five to two eight eight six text. The word impeachment to five to eight eight six. 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It's a waste of time That will that will get their attention. Now I want to spend a little more time on this and the issue of witnesses. I just saw In fact Charlie Senate to me see. I've been turning off by text messaging during the show because he yelled at me the other day for text messages during the show. So I'm not looking at text messages but I found the link Tim Pool WHO's a describes himself as a disaffected liberal royal commentator and journalist from Vices so Democrats rejected the witnesses. The Republicans in the House wanted and are now shocked. The Republicans are not giving Democrats. What they're asking for the the Senate came? We have some kind of mass impeachment of Congress. Amen and Hallelujah. Here's Tim Scott. One of my favorites senators the senator from South Carolina. While you gotTA remember Mr Schumer Humor want it. Wants witnesses now. But he didn't want witnesses under President Clinton's trial so There's a little bit of hypocrisy there at the end of the day. He's right they do have the opportunity to have those. I look forward to voting no on any witness. That was not a witness during the house. It is not our responsibility as senators to help improve or expand the case the way that we understand the process house sins over a completed case and we make a decision based on that completed case. If the house doesn't like the cases sent over then they need to do something in the House to change that case but our responsibility as jurors is to hear the case not add to it not illuminated not expanded. That decision is a house decision and not a decision made by the jurors. That is a house decision. You're right now. Here's Kristen Pack Houston Powers on CNN about this whole thing that if you're innocent and there are people who are working game for you and know that you're innocent. He's maintaining his innocence and the people who actually have first hand information about that wouldn't you want them to testify and the only reason you wouldn't want them to testify is because they're not going to back up your story that you're innocent. That's not actually true. I don't think she has a legal background. But that's not actually true true You may have excle Tori witnesses in again. Full full disclosure caveats here all the parameters the Senate trial is not really a a legal. Trial is not a jury trial. I saw some op-ed by left-wing University of Alabama professor in Washington Post. Yesterday that there's no such thing as witness reciprocity. You're absolutely right. There's no such thing as witnessed reciprocity in a court of law but this is a political issue this is a political trial in the United States. Senate and so they get to call all witnesses who were sculpturing. Sculptor Dory means they. They can get you out of this. They can say you to do it. But here's the problem because the Democrats get to ask the witnesses. This is virtually anything. They want that they believe is relevant. They can start going. They can do a fishing expedition with the questions with some latitude. Dude that opens new pathways to go back to the House and reopened impeachment investigation of the president in some different angle and end. I actually think that that's one reason. The president doesn't want to call these people because listen the Democrats are already saying that they want to go back and have another bite at the impeachment apple if they already want to have another bite at the impeachment. c'mon apple why do this. Why why why go forward with this at least why you do x. y.? Bring a bunch of witnesses who can prove why for example Y.. Bring in Mick Mulvaney the chief of staff who who can say no that the president had heard the president had legitimate reasons for doing this. The president was worried about corruption The hundred issue he had been told did not do X Y and Z.. Nobody should have done that. But you got the the chief of staff of the president under oath in the Senate you start asking him ancillary questions and you make the a case it's related and you hope that that John Robertson paying attention or thinks it is relevant and you go down a road and you open you go down a new rabbit hole and and you go back to the house. He started all over again. It's a great line this say oh well the president he wants all his witnesses. They're exposed to be scope door. He should have the scope touring with us but it's not true in practice. You don't even do that in a court of law by the way if someone for example just just for example. You're accused of selling drugs and you've got an eye witnesses. You've got an eyewitness who knows you work selling drugs. You were selling firearms illegally. And and that witness gets on stand woodenness X.. or You with the defendant that night yes I was. Did he have drugs in his possession. And what did he sell drugs that night. No he did not. Did you see him using jerks. No I did not. Did you see him selling anything. Well yes what did you see him. Selling guns. I mean under oath gotTa have have tell the truth relevant to that night. Why were the police confused? Why do they arrest the guy whether they sell drugs? Well he wouldn't sell the drugs illegal firearms or the back of his car. Yes you don't want that exculpatory witness on the stand to tell everybody no. He wasn't till the drugs I was with him. All he was doing was selling illegal firearms there. There may be another. They're there for the president that sends the House back to an impeachment investigation for something else. You don't do that. It sounds great. It's a wonderful talking boy and all the Liberals are still club a yeah exactly exactly if they were GonNa let him go they would get on the stand they would be up there saying you're damn right he didn't do it is he's innocent of this except t me they they may say well you know Rudy. Giuliani told him this because he got it from left part US and they're like wait a second the presidency dot leopard. Let's investigate this further. You don't do it well. And then of course there is the issue of bribery. Dancy Pelosi said bribery. It was going to be all about bribery. The president was going to be charged with bribery. It was a big deal. It was Everybody knew that this was bribery. Nancy Pelosi did the whole thing where she was convinced. It was bribery and the whole world was supposed to agree that in fact the president was guilty of committing bribery. And that was going. It'll be part of the impeachment investigation. The Democrats started looking at it. And I mean here's Jackie Speier. One of the president's chief critics actually Erin. I have been speaking out about the potentialities of being bribery for some time. The elements of bribery are there. You have a president. Used his official office using taxpayer money to demand from a foreign government that they are bribed to do investigation to dig up dirt on the president's opponents Conan in the upcoming election the corrupt intent is there as well in many ways Probably the most obvious is that they put the transcripts the summary of that phone call July twenty fifth into a special server so that they could cover it out not to mention the fact that there are are many other evidence of corrupt intent in that the president has lied he said that it was verbatim. The transcript when in fact it was a summary and there is evidence now that Things were kept out of that summary but we have the corpus of the Corpus is is the summary of the telephone call which the president corroborated himself by releasing it. Remember all that all conversation. You Remember Nancy Pelosi saying that as well Nancy Pelosi. Here's here's Nancy. Pelosi remember those rivalry yes. Primary reached is in the constitution. Well you know we talking Latin around here from anyone from anyone. Quid pro quo. Hello bribery bribery and that is in the constitution attached to the impeachment proceedings. The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into to the elections. That's that's bribery. Yes article of impeachment. Don't know that we haven't made made a decision to impeach wjr. That's what the inquiry is about. And when the committee's decide that and they will decide what the articles are but I am saying that what is the president has admitted to and says it's perfect. I said it's perfectly wrong. It's either it's bribery. WELL IT turns out that Steve Cohen. Who is on the house? Judiciary Committee not exactly sure. Why bribery didn't make it into this whole thing? If it was a super serious the big issue many Democrats. We've heard many Democrats say this was bribery. That's been used as certainly rhetoric. The constitution in is very clear that that is grounds for impeachment. Why did Democrats just not site bribery in an article of impeachment? I don't know the reason for that. It wouldn't unhurt. But the people who helped us withdrawing up the the articles were the most senior experts in this country on impeachment and on the constitution love. It was a student of Laurence tribe whose written a book on. This laurence tribe is a constitutional expert. He's a person who you go. Oh to tribe has said that Dershowitz his argument is is way off base in foul of short. But if you're for if he's also a constitutional expert I will say that Dershowitz certainly is Dershowitz. Certain man that guy can i. Can we just acknowledge. He's kind of that embarrassment these days I mean he. He made this huge big deal about Bill Clinton and shouldn't be or the standards for impeachment for bill. Clinton you don't want Oj's lawyer on the trial and on and on and now he's just a directly contradicted beaten himself and he's trying to say he's not I. What is it? Why listen one of my chief? Frustrations in and Y'all know is true. And it makes you mad when I pointed out but you'll all know the people I'm talking about. We don't even need to go into names. But what is it about people who feel like they gotTa Hump the president's leg who they just got to be his his orbit at all times in. They've got a coddle him and flatter him at all times e No. That's not being a real friend friend. I you know I. It's like the Evangelical and the president you can be Christian and support the president and you can be a Christian and non support the president. But I gotTa tell you when I listen to a lot of these evangelical leaders who go to the first half of them were Prosperity Gospel Heritage Anyway but it seems like they're they are far more interested in what they can get out of the president and his soul and I I just I think that real friends need to be interested in their friends. I mean you just don't be interested just just having a good time with your friend I mean. Are you actually interested in whether or not your friend is going to heaven or hell I in a real friendship stuff like that should matter and and I see these people it's just like Oh what can I get from the president today to the process. They're willing to clown themselves. I know the president of the United States. I have talked on the phone to the president of the State's multiple times. I've been to the White House. I have been into the presidential dining room. I have interviewed the president. I I the vice president. I are very good friends. We've known each other for more more than a decade. I have never felt compelled to to flatter them at all times. Never told the wrong and I. I don't know what this is within the conservative movement within talk radio when the show Mr President your poop does not stink. It's your life the goose that laid the Golden Egg. Every time. You flush it's another. I don't know why people feel the need to do that. That I've never understood it on the left or the right. And you've got these clowns like Dershowitz who are directly contradicting themselves for from the Clinton Trial L. decades ago the constitution and the law have not changed on this issue to directly countries. And I realize you're a lawyer you're gonNA say whatever you need to say to get get your client off. I just man Well there's there's not gonna say that that would be offensive to to some Crude but I just. It's it's sad to see so many people and it's not just a phenomenon with this president. I don't understand people. I don't trust people who want to be so close to power sure that they're never willing to criticize. I think you gotta be an honest friend and I was and sometimes still their friends. Don't do that. That's bad for you or bad for me or or bad for your family or bad in this case for the president bad for the country and everybody wants to be a synchophant or the president. And you know here's the thing here's the thing I despite what you may here the media I actually know enough to know. The president likes people who are willing to tell him. No he likes the people who are honest brokers and yet everybody around and just wants to suck up. You can't call. Anybody would be program on the program. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven. Three seven four to five How about a little bit of Georgia News? Here this is. This is the thing that this this is a thing I did not know what was a thing but it is a thing actually I I a kind of a thing and I kind of see why it's thing but I didn't realize they want to ban the so Senate bill two eighty six filed in the Georgia. Senate is a Democratic Democratic Initiative sponsored by Tanya Anderson Democrat from Lithuania. It would ban the fiery org disciplining of students or employees For their hair. You know no ooh school or business could punish someone for their hair. Let me read you part of this from the AJC. The incidents almost always make headlines adults child has told their hair is inappropriate for work or school and asked to make a change relief. Often that person's black and wearing their hair naturally or in braids or locks wchs legislation filed last week would make it illegal in Georgia for schools or businesses to practice. What they call hair based discrimination hair based discrimination Asian? Our hair is an expression of who we are and conforming is almost no longer. The norm said the sponsor Tonya Anderson. Senate Bill Twenty six addresses what it considers professional at work school or win seeking housing and bands institutions from discriminating based on how hair is stylized. Listen listen I am sympathetic to the issue frankly Those of you who are listening to this program on our white a you don't understand here issues in the black community particularly among women. I I have enough friends of mine. Who educated me enough? Over the years that I it is a problem problem and the straight Straight styled hair is actually not necessarily good and for for the health of their hair and in putting in an rose and and the like is actually better healthier for hair and there are some employers. Who all if I personally think it's beautiful but there are some employers in some schools who don't allow it in so I'm really submitted to the issue but but I'm also really opposed to the state legislating this because you know in some situation? Schools do have standards and Dan. They want standards different for boys girls. And the you and I both know that you're going to have boys who try to take advantage of this or people who take advantage of it one way or the other and I don't the legislation and I realize some states have done this. Let me give you the list of states of California New York New Jersey and they've got legislation bidding in Colorado Tennessee and Florida. It's it's dead on arrival of Tennessee that the keys in Colorado may do it. I just do not think that there is a role for government to say you business or are you school. Can't regulate your employees or your students hair. It is a matter of education because white people don't understand well will educate them use education. I've never understood that this this philosophical idea on the left that instead of actually beginning dialog in tried tried to develop understanding. We're just GONNA browbeat people with the law and sue the heck out of them if they don't give us our way. I don't think that's wise long term. I think it does build up resentment and you got a real case ace. It is what I understand him. Sympathetic to but come on people. You can't just go out there and start. Let's let's let's I'm going to ban them from doing this. Some impo employers. Here's an schools. have legitimate reasons. It is Eric Erickson here across the state of Georgia welcomed the full number. If you'd like to be part of the program eight seven seven nine seven Eric Rick. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five If you are just tuning in let me bring you up to speed. There's a bill filed in the Georgia Legislature Senate bill to eighty six. It would would prohibit schools or employers from disciplining Students are employees who have hairstyles that. The company doesn't like it's called hair discrimination The opposition to discrimination a protective hairstyles includes a leering legislation. But is is not limited to such hairstyles. As braid locks twists race includes traits historically associated with race including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles No individual shall be subject to discrimination on the basis of such individuals protective hairstyle anini program or activity conducted by educational institution that receives or benefits from state financial angel insistence or enrolls peoples who receive the state student financial assistance and No employer shall fail or refuse to hire Any employer shall refuse to hire nor show any discharge or discriminate against any individual respect to wages rates Blah Blah Blah because of such individuals is predictive hairstyle. There you go that that's that's been introduced in the legislature. We'll see if it has just passed the Senate bill to to eighty six. I I as I said earlier. I'm sympathetic but I don't really think that this is the matter for the legislature. Now I hush my lords serious. I'm I'm starting up. We're having a difficult time in our relationship. Let's go to kyrie enrollment this issue. Welcome to the program. Good Morning Okay okay so the Language in the bill that says no individual shall be discriminated against based on. Have Right. Okay so I have this situation. I'm always hand. I'm from that Ridge just North Baton Rouge where are you from each Feliciana parish. Well you I'm from Baton Rouge. I grew up in seventy eight. Oh five I went to a stream high school so for me. My grandmother went to high school. So you know where where I grew up. I'm not I'm not prejudiced at all and I understand about what care well when I was working in Alexandria Louisiana I worked for four printer and there was a guy who had really long hair and the owners holding. He had to cut his hair and he didn't want to. He said your hair. It's going to get caught in the collating machine. The Bahraini machine or something like that and you know I'm going to have a lawsuit would so the guy went and cut his hair under this law. He could her book used use to cut his hair. He could have got his hair caught in the cold. Eighty machine did he could've turned around and sued dot owner of the company from not having a safe work environment summit when he's doing what he was under the ball. Yeah so I'm looking at the legislation. I'm trying to see if yeah okay. So there is a line in here That says that employers can be protected if they require the protective hairstyle To prohibit the the predictive hairstyle because it restricts the individual's ability to engage in the job or occupation. But then you know you're right still because the guy could say will. I can put my hair here up. And so it's not gonNA impede my ability to work and so you still get a lawsuit because now you're quibbling over whether or not the employer gets to decide if if you're going to interfere in in you know I know someone who got their hair caught in one of those machines it is. It isn't unpleasant thing and the the point and I was working next doing and he didn't get a haircut and I would have saw it pull out part of his scalp that would have been detrimental and comatose and for me to watch. Chat Osho lulls right. Yup Look at Jerry. I agree with you one hundred percent and I think the legislature needs be careful going down this road because you know and thank you very much for the phone. Call the phone number here if you want to be part of the program. Eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four two five five eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five th the situation carrying was just talking about. Let's say. The employer prohibits the person from the hairstyle because it is a safety issue at work under the under the law. Let me read you this now. I found the paragraph here the Boba wa. No employer shall fire or refused to hire the employees unless such protective hairstyle restrictions restricts such individuals ability to engage in the particular job or occupation for which he your she is eligible injury situation printer in the employer. Says your hair. You've got a country here because he tangled up in the machine in your hair out and and I know I I. I'm very familiar with the situation where that happened. And that person had put their hair up so that it could not get trapped in the machine and in a frenetic attic day Doing a bunch of wedding invitations The hair slipped and got in the machine and in ripped out part of the D. Scout the person basically Naughty Naughty not pleasant situation and the employer tried to accommodate with them. So let's say that the employer fires the person or says you can't work here because your your hair in the person who says well put up my hair and the employer says no. You can't work with hair. Does that person have a lawsuit than to say I could have reasonably. He could have reasonably reasonably accommodated me. You know there's GonNa be lawsuits over something like this And again here's here's my thing I think that we as a society are rushing towards driving costs up through litigation tangent time tangent time. But we should have. We should have an official sounder. Here for when I go off on random TEGAS. I'm going to go off on a random highly educational tangent. Do you know why in Scripture Saint Paul tells the early Christians not to be litigious in engaging lawsuits. Do you have any idea. Why because set them apart from the Pagans and the Roman Empire so enroll? You didn't just go to gladiatorial combat for entertainment. You went to court. Court was a spectacle Rome. The Roman empire was a highly highly litigious society neighbor sued neighbor. All the time and people would go in and it was part of the boastful or Tori skill. You'd go in. You'd make these wonderful speeches that you're you're right just indignation or how your neighbor slandered. You abused you and your family and the crowd would go. Wild achier and people could make their their name for themselves in the Roman empire particularly enroll proper. I mean it was a really big deal. People would sue each other just for of it so they could go go to court and they could. They could prove they were such a big speaker and persuade the jury to give the money in essentially became competition lawsuits weren't necessarily lawsuits for merit lawsuits. Were lawsuits for competition policy. Telling the early Christians that they can't be litigious like that that that's that's not. What Christian does a Christian does not drag everybody into court and do that? And so many of the Ad- magicians of the early Christian Church and the Paul and James and Peter later in in writing their epistles were about setting the behavior of the Christians apart so that people could see they were peace loving so that people could see that they were They were set apart in some way they bit did not behave like standard society into they. They stood out and frankly the the modern church has lost that to a degree. We don't really see now moved. Most Christie's look exactly like everyone else around them. We presume everybody goes to church. We don't know there's not a lot of different street. A lot of people in Church in the atheist down the street these days except you give up your Sunday morning to go to church. Nobody would know what giving your behavior during the week. But Paul was very insistent as Peter and James and jude in their epistles in the early church Christians stand out their behavior sets them apart. They don't do things that pig inside he does. I've always been fascinated with the rise of things that the scripture set aside like for example and again I've I said this before. Tattoos and a no disparagement intended for tattoos. I don't have them. I think I'm the only person one of two people I know who don't have tattoos and seems like everybody has to do. My wife has six tattoos now So new disparagement intended. I'm I'm married to a woman with a tattoo but it was interesting. The that in the Israelites guts tattoos because clearly he wouldn't have said that except he one of them to be set apart to distinguish themselves from everyone else and it was very clear that the tribes around corruptions must have had a lot of tattoos and not having tattoos. Since you part you must be a Jew. You must be Israelite and as as this has has worn off and of course those those ceremonial laws aren't binding on On Christians and and people really in the twentieth century but before that but in the twentieth century A and l the twenty-first century hipster pastors loved to get tattoos and make themselves culturally relevant that we got to blend in with society to try to lure people Jesus or some such And now the the litigiousness of society a lot of litigious Christians. Now that is a total tangent by the way but Bring it back to this. We do as society has has gotten away from Christian values in this country. We become very much post-christian country the the rate of frivolous litigiousness is on the rise. Again I remember back in the early two. Thousands tort reform is a big deal tried to dissuade losses. She'll hear a lot about tort reform. Perform anymore everybody sued everybody now and that is a I. It's unfortunate but it's a reality in it is a reality -ality Pagan Society that that people feel slighted and they're going to rush to court and they're gonNA sue they're going to be litigious they're gonNA fight it out. I mean for God's sakes that's kind of what we're that's what we're happening and and With with impeachment right now the the Democrats are mad at the president. They have fundamentally embraced mythology that he stole the two thousand sixteen election. That that he's GonNa Steal The two thousand twenty election. And that's what impeachment is all about it's about payback. I it is about an eye for an eye. It is about a litigiousness that is is is pretty runs. Pretty pretty deep within the American cultural landscape right right now not just the Democratic Party and you do a law like this. Wow what a way to to get away from that but you got to. You WanNa make it a a against the law you want to regulate how employers can and cannot fire people based on how they arrested in how they wear their hair. I listen I don't want to minimize the concerned because I genuinely we get the concern. I I genuinely fundamentally the concern particularly with black women and hair and there are cultural norms. Where they think they've got to straighten and flatten and curl their hair in ways? That actually does real damage to their hair. But I don't think that the solution is litigiousness. Nisa in laws banning it. I think the issue is have the conversation explain. Why educate people in it slowly? At first and then all of a sudden sudden people will change their minds. I'm I'm I'm really. I'm not a big fan of I. Think half the laws that Congress and our state legislature capacity needed. Frankly we've been country for how many years now over two hundred years two hundred forty some odd years. Why do we need to continue to add? Loss can congress not just take a year off come in do the budget appropriate funding. Go home come up. Have some oversight hearings. Make sure the president's doing the the job right. Make sure things are out of control and go home divided up that way Congress. Every year comes over you need a law. We need a law. Why do we need anywhere else? Particularly Criminal laws. Why do we need any criminal laws? Why why does Congress need to have any criminals state? I get it listen. The states are in charge of police law enforcement. The states need to have laws the criminal criminal laws. Why does Congress need federal criminal? I see no business for Congressman Federal. I'm very adamantly opposed to Federal Criminal Law. And that's one reason I supported Frederick Federal Criminal. Justice reform is frankly. I think that the federal government has no business being in criminal law. That should be for the state's there. There's a very limited window of Laws by which I think Congress should be involved in a lot of that has to do with harm towards the federal government or federal officers. You John F. Kennedy was assassinated it was dealt with an in court in Dallas County. Because it was not against federal law to assassinate the President of the United States it was a state murder charge against What's Leon's oreos walled? It was only after that. Do they make federal. I personally. Don't think that we need these. Federal led the states. Do I would make an exception on like Shooting the President or members of Congress violence to them. Yeah I think make that a federal wall but when it comes into drugs and and other stuff we got fifty states let them hammer these things out and when it comes to discrimination laws let the fifty states do it I'm really opposed to expansive the federal laws on these things. Now the there are exceptions. Still even with discrimination I do believe that the Congress has a role to play when it comes to prohibiting gene discrimination against black people in this country I fundamentally do we fought a civil war over this issue And I would make exceptions there in God bless US Congress for doing it but Congress keeps whittling away in in adding new things to discrimination and we got fifty states. Let the states decide. And if you don't like where are you live in one state. That's what we're fully mobile. Society moved to another state and if that makes me a bad person I'm sorry. The founders believed in federalism federalism is the curator. What is right now is a divided country? State should be able to have their unique identities seating limited power to Washington to help all of us get along on the same page internationally but otherwise between the States Alabama and Georgia should be completely different states in Georgia. California in particular should be very different states so again and remember you can text the word impeachment to five to eight eight six in get into the resurgent Action Center Sick Holy Carol. Six Hundred Ninety eight of you listening Six hundred ninety nine just as thank you mark Six hundred ninety nine you have thus far engaged with the action center to send emails calls and make phone calls to your members of Congress. Text the word impeachment to five to eight eight six and you can generate emails. If you've got twitter tweets and otherwise phone calls to your members of the Senate In opposition to the impeachment. Just tell them as a bipartisan. Simple message just say let the voters deal with this November. I've I've had some people reach out and say this is highly irresponsible. This is Congress's job but again this this is Philisophical. We're a fifty fifty nation deeply divided and the Democrats were unable to persuade a single Republican to impeach the president of the House. The the Clinton impeachment had more bipartisan support. And they WANNA use that to throw the president out of office. No that's hogwash. Here's the thing that people don't understand and I want to move on. I'm happy to take your phone calls by the way. If you got any questions on I I do Kinda want to give you. Lay the land of out how it's going to shape up today. We got the impeachment rules and stuff. But there's other stuff I want to talk about but I will take your phone calls the phone number if if you WANNA call in eight seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four five. That's nine seven three seven four to five live terror twenty-one Republicans in the house representatives who are leaving almost to a person with a couple of sessions. Tom Graves is one of the exceptions. Tom Graves from here in Georgia. The Fourteenth Congressional district from the Rome Area North. He's leaving Congress. He's one of the few who doesn't blame. The president graves recognizes. The Republicans are not GonNa take back this US House in two thousand twenty. I mean that the listen you talk to any Republican member of Congress privately. They're going to tell you it's not going to happen. So graves is not going to be committee chair. He's not going to have the power our the majority so he's leaving and he's not alone most of the though the overwhelming majority of them though blame aim the president for their departure. They blame the president for the political landscape. They blame the president for the lost the House and a majority of that. twenty-one hate the president some of them say deeply deeply awful things about the president behind the scenes. That's just the reality of it. They don't like the President President they don't trust the president. They think the president's bad for the country they think he's a bad president And they don't want to say it publicly because they want to make voters mad. But here's the thing they no longer have to fear the president's voters those twenty one members of Congress. They no longer have to fear the voters. Because they're not standing for re-election. Wouldn't Barack Obama wanted to pass obamacare. He had to rely on retiring Democrats to get it through. He had to rely on those Democrats because they never had to fear the voters again. What what set stack and the others? who were leaving? Who had been the pro-life Democrat in had to pretend that it wasn't a a pro abortion measure so that he couldn't end kissed supposedly keep his conscience He voted for it was able to get it passed and and it got passed but the president had to use this retiree members of Congress to do it and the Democrats have twenty one republicans. Half of them hate the president's guts. They blame him for their departure. They'd still be in Congress they'd still be in the majority they think without him and the Democrats got precisely zero of them to support impeachment. Republicans got more Democrats to support impeachment of Clinton most of those were retiring Democrats. To if you'll recall the Democrats have got none. Now that tells me the Democrats had no case they did not even bother to try to build consensus. I think that shows you that this is a waste of time. And that's why I think the voters should decide this not the congress and you can tell Congress that by texting the word impeachment to five to eight eight six. We'll get into the rolls roles when we come back right here on the Eric Erickson show it. Is Eric Erickson here. And the full number is eight. Seven seven nine seven Eric. Eight seven seven nine seven three seven four to five. Well it has begun here in the in box Catherine Watson she's with. CBS Goes on the campaign trail for CBS. Catherine Watson yes the White House reporter. CBS News digital from her inbox cancelled Bernie Sanders University University of Northern Iowa rally cancel due to impeachment schedule. That is right Impeachment beginning in full force on Capitol Hill in the the United States Senate The impeachment trial will be happening here starting after noon. Today the chief justice of the United added states will be escorted in they will go through a bunch of procedural things and then away they go The houses in a pro forma session and well the the Senate itself. It's going to be kind of boring. I suppose a lot of it as they'll be coming up with rules and arguing. I want to talk a little a bit about those rules before we move on to other things In particular the Republican contention that they're using the rules from the Senate impeachment trial. My Buddy James Wallner is the expert when it comes to Senate rules. He works at our street. Now it's a libertarian conservative think-tank he worked for Jim Demint for awhile master of the rules of the Senate and he points out that these are not really the rules the talking point the Republicans are saying is so these are just the rules of the Senate not really the rules of the Senate from the Clinton Impeachment Trial Allowed Senators senator essentially to make unlimited motions and what McConnell is doing is. He's putting in with the Democrats are referred to and frankly what McConnell is referring to as a kill switch. They're afraid that this thing is GonNa wind on so long and they wanNA stop it They want to be able to stop it. And so a majority of the Senate can essentially prevent other senators from making motions not individual senators but overall they can just say no more motions to speed things along along and then ultimately after the after the floor managers for both sides had their say and made their cases the Senate has the ability by majority vote to end the impeachment in dismiss it. That's a little different from Clinton they've changed it somewhat. Some of the senators a little bit upset about majority's ability to shutdown motions But they don't want her into a circus they don't WANNA turn it into a spectacle and they wanna get it over brin done with and I think that's fair and I think that if the Democrats do go down the road of Kali witnesses let me play again this again. Tim Scott of of what he said earlier about witnesses listen closely to what he saying. Because this is the parameters of the witnesses where the Republicans are while you gotta remember Mr Schumer we want. It wants witnesses now. But he didn't want witnesses under President Clinton's trial so There's a little bit of hypocrisy there at the end of the day. He's right they do have the the opportunity to have those. I look forward to voting no on any witness that was on witnessed during the house. It is not our responsibility as senators to help improve improve or expand the case the way that we understand the process the house sins over a completed case and we make a decision based on that completed pleaded case. If the house doesn't like the cases sent over then they need to do something in the House to change that case but our responsibility as jurors is to hear the a case not add to it not illuminated not expanded. That decision is a house decision and not a decision made by the jurors. He'll listen to witnesses. Democratic witnesses who the Democrats Avar interviewed no new witnesses. They didn't take the time to do it. So why bother the. Let's go back to Mary. Katharine Ham from yesterday on CNN. Because I think their argument which I think has some merit is is wide. Didn't the house subpoena the witnesses that they wanted. They did not bother even to subpoena Bolton. I think that was their job. I think it could have been Judicata through the courts. They did not want it done that way because they wanted the timing to be faster than policy sat on it for several weeks which I still don't understand wisdom. They don't have time for the court which we don't have that one urgent. We don't have the explicit argument As far as bringing this as an impeachable event I think it doesn't have to be a crime. House can make a calculation on that. I think it is wiser to be a crime less. You bring down the bar too low and that's why I think you're seeing in a pretty stagnant in the polls when it comes to removal at least she's right there and they made no attempt to do this and now the Republicans are saying if you do this. We're GONNA bring in Hunter Biden. Well here's the genius. Maisy Hirono from Hawaii senator from Y and we can buy that forces his Republican members to vote to table Any witnesses coming forward Zamin. We ended up with a deal for Hunter Biden in exchange for a John Bolton or something. I don't know that chuck is GonNa make that kind of deal. Uber where I anticipate is that chuck would make a motion for Bolton that would be turned down and then maybe they mean make a counter motion amendment two to the mccown emotion to proceed that would be hunter Biden and that would probably be voted up. I don't know maybe they mean voted down because it does look pretty weird that somebody who actually was there in the White House called the whole thing a drug deal not to be allowed in that they're going to have one hunter Biden. Who doesn't even have anything to do? With what the president did and they're going to go ahead with that kind of a witnessing businesses that that just that doesn't look good for them either legally that's an important point hunter. Biden's testimony has no legal bearing on whether the president's conduct with proper oppor- and up to now the Republicans have yet to focus on the president's conduct have been tossing. Are you know what about this. And what about hunter by what about all of this. What about the the scheme That is actually the Ukrainians and all that you know what they have now focused on the president's actions and what is gonNA come down to. Is that the president. It did it. He himself says he did nothing wrong. He did it so what he did it. So the thing that that it bugs me about this. Is this talking point. That Hunter Biden's behavior has no bearing on the president's culpability. You know I really really really disagree with this. I really really disagree with this The reality is that the president would not have interacted the way he did. But four hundred Biden's behavior in so it is relevant to the president. President is relevant to the president's behavior. It is relevant to why the president meeting reason is relevant to how the president made the inquiry. I oh I think deeply matters and I think it is a democratic talking point to say otherwise. And you've got some Democrats out now say you know what just bring it on. Let's make this happen. Bring it it on Let us go forth. And and let the president do what he's going to do and bringing hunter Biden can be the fall guy and some of the Democrats are like. Hey this may they heard Joe. I kinda imagined that privately Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth. Warren would not mind Hunter Biden being on on the stand in the Senate. I got to imagine that Because it would certainly help undermine Joe Biden which is why so many Democrats are really upset. That This may happen because they don't want to hurt Joe Biden. They're deeply worried about the other Democratic candidates gaining traction and I think they're right on that Listen I think Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren the fact that Donald Trump does so well in Georgia against them according to all the polls is a big red flag. If you're trying to persuade moderate voters voter swing voters to go for the party. They're the ones you don't want even Pete. Buddha judge would be better than those two because there's so much dirt on both of you know the media media has never really adequately honestly and fairly Da dove into the Bernie Sanders rape fantasy things. That's is legitimate stuff there. There's a if you did not know in. If you have kids I apologize in a major. Turn Ellery DAMMIT GONNA re re re re read what he wrote put. Bernie Sanders is back in the seventies. When he was in Vermont would write rape fantasies? Is that really going to go over. Who who do you? I think the suburban moms are going to go for. Maybe they'll sit home. The Guy who said he grabbed a woman by or the man who wrote fantasies about rape. I I don't think Bernie can actually get the nomination I look. I realize there's a great freak out on the Democratic side right. Now that Bernie could get the nomination. I don't think he can. I just don't think he can and is he embraces more incendiary members of the public and whatnot I just I don't think he can. And I WANNA transitional transition speaking of Bernie and his his incendiary and far left supporters Alexandra. Cousin Cortez who gave a speech yesterday and she talked part about The Virginia Eh. The Gun Situation Virginia. The protests in Virginia Not really clearly understood. Do listen to some of the things that she had to say. Another thing that I've been really thinking sitting with today is that there's this gun rights protests. That's happening down in Richmond and on. Mlk Day Day. But here's the image that has struck with me the most about that is that when we go out and March for the dignity the and the recognition of the lives of people like Freddie Gray in her garner. The whole place is surrounded by police in riot gear without a gun sight and here all of these people flying confederate flags with semiautomatic weapons. And there's almost no police officers at that protest. So who are are or what's our our institute institutions institutions protecting from You know why the police did not see this is. She's clearly not someone in and you know you you get this. Listen I I would imagine if you pay attention to Alexandra. Cortes Alexander Cortez on instagram. She he seemed to be very nice person with whom you can disagree on politics if you see her on twitter you hear stuff like this what you realize is that she has a really lived outside of of her bubble. She hasn't experienced the rest of the country and she wants to shape policy for. We're country of three hundred fifty million people with highly limited experience inside a bubble. The reason you didn't have a major law enforcement presence in Virginia not yesterday's because the people weren't a threat of the police do it there were law abiding peaceful citizens there to exercise their rights under the constitution. Now Nelly to other things that she said that that are sitting people. Buzz listened to her description of the Democratic Party. This is of the Democratic Party Speaking of bubbles listen to this yeah and what you said earlier too. I wanted to go back to what you said about our left party. We don't have the left part in the United States. Democratic Party is not a left party. The Democratic Party is a centre or centre conservative. If Party we do not advocate for we do not. We can't even get a floor. Vote on Medicare for all not even a floor vote that could go to down. We can't even then get a vote on it so this is not a left party. There are left members inside the Democratic Party. That are working to try to take that shit tap. Did you know the Democratic Party was a center right party. How far left do you have to A. B. to look at a Democratic Party and say? Oh Yeah they're conservatives in you know there are actually members of the media. Who would agree with her? Because they're that far left as well this. Is You know I remember back in the day. Being a tea party activists the media will do all sorts of stories on the problems. The Republican Republican Party had because the tea party was dragging to the right and it was going to break up the party. And there's going to be civil or the partying on. Have you noticed that you never actually hear those sorts of stories on the left WBT or rarely. Do you hear those stories. And the reason you don't is because so many of the reporters out there are really aligned with her they. They don't recognize that the party is being pulled so far to the left or that. It's a bad thing that treated as a bad thing. And perhaps they should. And that is. That's going to cause the most problems. One last thing Alger Kazu Cortez colonial. Yes in reference to America's our relationship with Puerto Rico. Why would you use that time? Well Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States people. They are subjects breath when you are part of the country and especially one that calls itself a democracy and you do not get to vote or have any say in and your referendums on status whether it's for independence or statehood statehood you can have referendum after referendum. No one's listening to you anyway. So you don't have a right to self-determination you don't have a vote in the actual or and you don't have any federal voting representation at aw you are a subject and a country with subjects is a colonial colonial. Whatever by the way can I just say? It's I try not to do this. And I hope that that Charlier Phillip would like You you light up my phone in mid interview I have occasionally gotten an agreement with something but but I try to uh-huh as annoying interviewer habit if you interviewed. People don't don't ever do that okay. I I don't even know what to say about the colonial thing you they have the right to to opt out. They have the right to walk away. They do. And deep thoughts bags Andrea conceal cortes capitalism has not always existed in the world. It will always exist in the world when this country we started. We were not a capitalist nation. That was deep thoughts Alexandria. Cossio Cortez. Hello there it is irksome here. The Erik Erikson show the full number. Well it's too late for me to take your phone calls. Isn't it so too bad. You Lost Lost Your opportunity this I gotta I gotta spend just a moment on this from borstal sports. Charlie put this in the stack of stuff. this is incredible A A Saul Phillips is a former division one coach at Ohio and North Dakota state. He's now coaching d two ball in south got to Kota and welled up saving. Someone's life this is just this is crazy. So Saul L. Phillips. GPS told him to turn on a road. That didn't seem quite right but without being able to see anything because of a snowstorm he relied on blind trust. He continued to inch along along too far from civilization to find a safe spot to stop. That's when he saw a car in the ditch in broken English. A young woman said I'm Labor. There were other way to the hospital. They got stuck in a ditch Mr Phillips Coach Phillips was trying to figure out as head how to reconfigure the seat so he could deliver a baby while stayed on the line with nine one one eventually he could hear the police tell the dispatch. They didn't think they can make it. The storm was too bad and they couldn't see vehicles near the location saul had described at just that moment. He caught a glimpse of a headline in the distance. Said tell them to keep coming. I see them moments moments later. A snowplow followed by police car followed by an ambulance came into view. So Saul Phillips decided to dry from game aimed game instead of writing on on the team bus he had to. He didn't pull over because of the snowstorm he relied on his gps doing in well the stuff that GPS does and winds up having deliver a baby in a snowstorm. y'All I'm telling you I read stories like this in my first reaction should is God's got a plan for all of us we don't know what it is We are all part of a plan that none of us can seem to have all the answers. I just know that he he is real and he's got a plan for every one of us and it just is fascinating to me To see things like this Stories like like this. He was in the right place at the right time and and there will be people who say well. What if he wasn't in the right place at the right time? Yep that's true that's true. That's true but He happened to be he happened to be so any of it. Now now we gotta move on one of the things I want to particularly those of you who are up in Rome In the fourteenth I have been asked to participate in a debate of the Republican candidates the the fourteenth Congressional district. There's some Democrats out there who have this fantasy and lights of being able to take the fourteenth Congressional district in Georgia. They can't can't in the same way. Have you seen the it is a fantastic commercial is a fantastic commercial for a Republican immigrants Somali immigrant. I believe running in Minnesota Against Ilhan Omar and I see conservatives circulating this this campaign video all the time and it is an amazing video. It is so well done. This woman has been really good money to do a fantastic role out of herself against Johan Omar. She wants conservative dollars. Conservatives are pouring money and they want to help selected the district is like our plus twenty. I'm sorry deeply. twenty-nine a Jesus Christ himself running as a Republican public would lose to Ilhan Omar in this district. It is that heavily Democrat. You running Republican against a ham sandwich. The Ham Sandwich Dan which is going to win in a d plus twenty nine district. Don't give me the the the the the Roy Moore situation. The scandals of this is a completely different scenario. Areo and that that race was not nearly as Alabama it nearly as Republican is that district is Democrat and you got the same thing in the fourteenth These Democrats they can get it. No they can't either. That's an are plus trust. I think twenty district So the Republicans are going to get it. I'm going to participate in the debate at some point this week. I want to kind of do a breakdown of the candidates that it's there and in the seventh closer into the Atlanta area got a lot of people running and I will cover all that for you this week.