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Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on John Tabacco's Liquid Lunch
"Strategy team Biden used, you know, they kept Joe locked up in the basement for months. Everybody's underestimating that the ball was set so low he had to do was stand up for 90 minutes. James Woods put a little video on Twitter last night that there was a wire hanging out of your shirt. So we'll look at that. That that doesn't matter. Okay. They got Joe on a pair of depends. He was able to stand up, not need a bathroom break and kind of hold his own. Trump missed some great opportunities. But Joe Biden really, if you ask me to remember like seventh grade science, there's the signal and there's noise carve away all the noise, Joe Biden said. Some really insightful things that people should hear is going to raise your taxes. Okay, he's going to. He's not supportive of law enforcement. He won't answer why his son got $3.5 million from Moscow. And by the way, if you didn't know Antifa is not an organization. It's an idea. It's like the summer of love or something. Okay, big idea. Frankie had was to get my next guest Willis and thank God we did one of the finest morning shows you're ever gonna listen to her. Here in New York on 77. ABC radio. Sid Rosenburg joins us right now from the Bernie and Sid Show said, Thanks for giving us a few minutes. Oh, it's great to be here, John. I love you work. You know that. And on this day, this epic post debate Wednesday afternoon. It's great to be with you. Thanks for having me. I love having a little later on. I want to get into a little sports. You got the since fourth Sunday show, but on the political front, as I mentioned during the break, I thought it was like more of a pillow fight. You know they there was a lot of like, wrestling and mugging it up in Jabin. But there was no knockout blows will tell you this, but Trump supporter. Obviously not like Bernard, my partner, My partner Mannerism in love with me thinks he's the greatest president of all time. I haven't gotten that far yet. Don't get a vote for Hillary Clinton back in 2016, and right now I've completely involved into a trump supporter. I like Donald Trump. So with that said, I thought he was awful national. Not bad, awful on because of that I gave bite in the wind. Biden did nothing great inviting did what he talked about, he said things that should get the hell out of most Americans. He stood up there in and was able to stay awake for 90 minutes, So that was good enough, but that's what he had to do. The idea was Donald Trump was going to come in there and really humiliated him and transom and Trump didn't do it. I mean, Trump wouldn't shut up all night long. He had opportunity after opportunity to really drive his point home, and he was so concerned it seemed like trying to embarrass Joe Biden. And the four left that he missed opportunity after opportunity. So for me, I'm voting for Donald Trump. He's my guy. This country's ultimately much better walk with Donald Trump and Joe Biden. What? We're talking about the debate performance. In my opinion, maybe a tie. Trump may have lost. Yeah, I'm with you on that. And there's you know, a whole bunch of statistical evidence out there that many incoming presidents have been judged to lose the first debate because the other guy immediately gets credibility by being onstage with the president and Joe Biden did just enough, you know, just stayed away, Jeb. Here and there. You know, but I'm with you. I think he won the night because he didn't get trounce. You know what I'm saying? You two examples you're talking about. And you're right, John. You know Ronald Reagan obviously did not do well in the first debate when he went for his second term, and neither did Barack Obama. You know Mitt Romney Beatem, but both of those guys were more popular. And Donald Trump. I don't think Donnie party Tony here has the opportunity to really slip up at any time because he's already trailing in the polls. Even you don't believe the polls right where they were wrong. Last time you beat Clinton probably close. So unlike Reagan and even Barack Obama, I thought last night was more important for Donald Trump. He had the opportunity. Crichton was right for the taking, and old Donald did was talk over Rome and talk old room and he had three or four big opportunities to really drive home. His agenda stuff that he's done. Well, something he surprised me that he's done so well, and he just didn't deliver. Yeah, I thought, Thiss infact checking out this morning that Chris Wallace interrupted. Joe Biden 15. Times interrupted Donald Trump 76 times. I thought one of the answers that I am a Trump supporter. I feel like if Donald Trump's son got a wire in any way, shape or form from the mayor of Moscow's wife, there would be demanding answers. Donald Trump try to hit that home two or three times. Why did your son get $3.5 Million from Moscow with love? And Joe didn't answer and he said, it's a lie. It's in the Senate Intelligence report. Why doesn't Chris Wallace follow up and say, Well, did your son get $3.5 Million because Senate report says he did. It's a great question. It's a question of an audience till morning Long, John, But you already know the answer. Chris Wallace hates Donald Trump. If you watch Chris Wallace on a daily basis on Fox News on Sunday morning, he doesn't like him so When would easily and he came on my show this morning, for example, and he said, Well, Trump had a debate to people. But we knew that already. Has anybody surprised last night that Chris Wallace Pedro biting the benefit of the doubt. And not Donald Trump. Trump knew that already, so you gotta go in. You gotta know what you're facing. We know that the kid took the money from the on the other wife of the mask. Our mayor, No. Ukraine paid him millions and millions of dollars..
Police arrest man accused of stabbings at Atlanta's MARTA station, health clinic
"Is in custody this afternoon. Three people recovering after knife attacks this morning in Atlanta around nine o'clock this morning, Atlanta police arrived at this this health health clinic clinic here here in in Decatur Decatur Street Street on on word word that that a a man man had had been been stand. stand. They They rushed rushed to to the the scene scene and and found found a a 60 60 year year old old man man on on the the ground. ground. Bleeding, Bleeding, and and they they took took him him to to the the hospital hospital while they were here. They also heard that Marta police were looking for another man of possibly the same man who would attack people onboard a MARTA train That's Channel two's Tom Reagan this afternoon. Atlanta and Marta police are working to determine if the suspect is responsible for similar attacks. Yesterday. We've been reporting on the three people who were stabbed in two separate attacks. In southwest Atlanta to
Fresh "reagan" from John Howell
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First Presidential Debate: What to Expect
"And David, You have been through a lot with the president. So you probably know how he is preparing for this debate. He tell us about it. Well, we You know, I have that's true. I've been around this president for a long time. And you know he is the hardest working. Ah, man that I know on DH. He's working. Every minute of every day for this Cherie, and what he's doing now is he's working every day for the country is president. Then he's got a second full time job, which is Being a candidate for president. So it's pretty interesting for me to watch him have to really juggle both jobs. Every incumbent has to do it for this. This president put it, You know, really the gas pedal down all ahead full, and he's Very excited about tonight. He's he's looking for a great debate. Look, Joe Biden has been a member. Of the greatest debate club in the world history, the United States Senate and he's been there for a long time, almost 50 years, and so you look at this president and we say, and the president saying that he's done more in 48 months. Then Joe Biden is done in 48 years, and I think the record is very clear about that. I agree with you, but, you know, some folks speak to the people who are kind of nervous on our side of the aisle, who are kind of nervous about tonight. Like you just said bite. It is part of his club, the Senate. He's been there for 47 years. We've seen them debate in the past. Most recently are should say in 2012, was it It was with the with the Ryan Paul Ryan, and it was were a lot of us were shocked that Aggressive. He was and how thrown off Paul Ryan was. I don't think it is you could throw President Trump off. Is there anything they have trump? If Biden is on his game, what should be looking out for? I think it's going to be interesting if he is on his game. I think it's going to go. You know, people are gonna wonder, eh? I'm wondering whether or not Joe Biden is up for this job, whether he's up for the debate. He's been hiding for six months in his basement, so I'm interested in his mental acuity. I'm interested in the guy's gas machine, so we're going to see firsthand tonight. Whether he could go 90 minutes without a Gaff. If you can go 90 minutes standing on a stage no teleprompter. No. Mrs Biden, no Dr Biden to help him answer questions. Nobody with no cards. You know it's going to be a very interesting, you know, thing. Toe watch. Ah, on one hand, and on the other hand, you have the issues which are all on Donald Trump's side, because if we make this if it's the president Make this issue makes his campaign and the debate site and is able to talk about these issues. Whether it's higher taxes versus lower taxes, more job killing regulations versus fewer regulations, whether it's open borders and free health care for illegal immigrants. Whether it's Ah, anarchy in the streets and be funding the police, or is it about lower taxes and cutting regulation and creating the vibrant economy that we had? Before the Chinese buyers. What, Or is it about border security isn't about supporting, you know, are our men and women in blue and making sure that the president continues to have their back? So this is This is what Ronald Reagan called bold colors, not pale pastels. Let's create a stark difference between the two candidates, and that's what President Trump is going to do tonight, and I think it's gonna shine. I think he'll shine. He's not going to be put off by anything. Joe Biden give me a break. You know Donald Trump, you know, going to be very forward leaning, and he's going to be ready for anything that that Joe Biden throws at
Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on John McGinness
"Kck alive Everywhere in the I Heart radio app. Talking about the debate. What else seems to be the buzz today and I got to share with you something that my friend Carlos was telling me about this morning. By the way. Carlos is a very, very smart guy. He's a big fan of the president, and he does look analytically it things and he saw some positives there. I think he also has some frustration with it. But he, he pointed out the fact that put up the article. The Telemundo poll of the network, Spanish speaking viewers found the two thirds thought President Donald Trump won the first debate last night against Vice President Joe Biden. Details of photo pole photo with pole during the Telemundo's did post debate coverage shows 66% that Trump won, while only 34% chose Biden as the winner. Well, that's AH, that's significant terms of long term. I would represent the potential for a significant movement. In favor of the GOP candidate. But in terms of what happened last night, and I think the absolute loss to inform the American people and the lack of regard for the truth that we saw was really truly It was frustrating to say the least. And I got so many comments like that from different people. Who washed it and, frankly concluded watching it before I had a chance, So it's It's a very, very interesting period of time, and I looked back to prior debates. And I think so fondly of the days of President Reagan running for re election and the famous line where he vowed to not let Not exploit his opponent's youth and an experience for political purposes. And, AH, the audience laughed and visit opponent Walter Mondale laughed. And many people inside the Democrats circles at that time said. We just lost the election. And by the way, if you remember watching that debate, and I didn't think President Reagan's performance overall was exactly stellar, I don't think you won the debate, but he did manage to produce. Something out of that debate that's stuck and served his purposes. Very, very well. I miss those days are long for those days and I do believe that above everything else. I mean, maybe that's overstating it. But but a significant element of respect should be shown to one's opponent. Especially when is somebody accomplished? And and to call the president. United States a clown what you may choose to call him off lines. Another story, but to actually in the debate setting on the debate stage called him a clown. I think is extraordinarily bad Form and Tio constantly disrupt your opponent and not play by the rules to which you have agreed. There should be sanctions for that. There should be consequences for that. And I just don't think I think they're people frankly, who confuse that boldness that bravado for toughness and I don't see that his toughness. I've seen people who are extraordinarily tough and fierce opponents when it comes to engaging in a battle of words and and execute that responsibility with incredible precision and force. I didn't see a hint of that last night. Get your calls. 808 34 15 30, Daniel and Stockton patiently waiting. Welcome to the conversation, sir. Thanks for holding on Hey, John. You know, I watched last night at that It was just The president stepping over. Ah ah, Biden's opportunity to misspeak spoke, you know, and it just It frustrated me. However, I really don't care for these moderators of fat checking and in banter. I want the candidate to make the point. Moderator. I agree. You know, I agree. It was very frustrating. Andi. I don't know. I guess the next format is supposed to be a town hall thing, so hopefully it's a little bit better, but Yeah, Obviously, the needle's not moving. I think a lot of people are dug into their camps based on what they you know, believe. I mean, I'm still voting for the president. I just can't support the other side. I think Kamala Harris would be. It would be terrible where were were in the same same page there and I share that I think across the board. I don't know if I shared this with the audience, but I saw a bumper sticker. A couple of days ago. That said, I don't like Trump, either, but I'm voting for him. And I think that that ideology that thought is rampant. There's a lot of that out there. And last night, I think, ironically, he probably could have done something to put that aside. I think at some point Behaving as a gentleman is not a should not be perceived as a sign of weakness. Never, and and I think there was an opportunity. But more importantly to your point. We're on the exact same page. This was his opportunity. To give the former vice president an opportunity to show if, in fact, there is an element of cognitive impairment. And if so, appropriately exposed that and then then maybe even follow up with an expression of some level of empathy. And that was that was absolutely lost last night, Daniel, I appreciate you call very much always like your calls. Good sense, good thinker. Andi think the there's his thoughts. His analysis very likely shared by many aside, I really want to get you want to know from from you. Do you believe this movie? Is there? Anybody who changed our mind last night? With regard to how they're going to vote. We'll get those calls when we come back right after this knock away lashes out.
What to watch for in the first Biden-Trump debate
"Debating Democratic presidential nominee drove by in their first face to face in the campaign, joining us live on the first Midwest Bank hotline. CBS NEWS White House correspondent Peter Mayor Peter Thank you for joining us from what we understand Joe Biden's been holed up with his briefing books and doing Mark debates in such President Trump Not quite as intense in terms of preparation from what we understand it is that is that true? Has he been boning up? Yeah, That's what we're hearing from the correspondents who are covering both sides. You know, Jean, this is the 2020 World Series of politics, but you know there's a pool every day, but the one that caught my eye is a political morning council pool that says 86% of voters say their minds are made up on who they're going to vote for it and just 14% say their minds could be changed. But you know that could be very crucial number and you have to know that both of these candidates are going to have Wisconsin on their minds. On that debate stage over in Cleveland, Peter what is the best way for the candidates to go about it? The president will tell his achievements. Joe Biden will talk about what he would do going forward. Yeah, You know, I think, Jane, you nailed it. There are risks, though. For both of them. Biden's going to need some thick skin to stay focused in the expected face of harsh attacks by the president on Biden. Sons, hunters foreign dealings with Now you have these New New York Times revelations that cut into into that, you know, saying that Trump was heavily involved. At least his businesses were heavily involved in in links to Russia. Biden allies would tell you that he can't afford to let those kinds of attacks on his son set him off. They hope by will stay focused. Above all. They hope he won't lose his cool. If Trump goes for the kind of personal insults that he likes CBS NEWS, White House correspondent Peter Mayer joining us live on the first Midwest Bank Highland Peter, There has been this Back and forth about President Trump saying that Joe Biden is on performance enhancing drugs. He wants a drug test and that Joe was slow and other things and Joe Biden saying, Come on, let's just go. You know, I'm ready for him going to show you how slow I am point being that President Trump has set the bar very low for Joe Biden to the point where some experts were seeing if Biden It is just merely average. He's going to look great in the eyes of some voters who maybe haven't made up their minds because again, the expectation set by the president is so low. You know, I've been covering these debates Jean going back to the Reagan era. And I can't remember the expectations being set this way by one candidate against another in Trump may have set a trap for himself by constantly raising doubts. About Joe Biden's mental state and jabbing it. Biden with Sleepy Joe tag, So the question over the debate stage tonight will be did Donald Trump lower the expectations on his opponent's performance? In this crucial face off. After all, Biden served eight years of VP. You know, he's had 30 years of Senate debates more than 30 years and and then all the debates he had this year, so You know, Biden has to be on his game. That's for sure. Tonight. Too Blunt these attacks from Donald Trump's Peter Fox News. Chris Wallace is going to be the moderator for tonight's face to face. And he says he is not going to be active is a fact checker during the debates, But how important is it for him to keep both of these men on time and to cut them off if they're not answering the question? Oh, I wouldn't want to trade places with my friend Chris, would you, Jane, You know it. Answer your question. I think it's very important. And as we saw in the 2016 Trump Hillary Clinton debates You know he His tactic is to constantly interrupt and try to keep his opponent you know, off off their topics on DH. Speaking of topics, Chris Wallace chose the topics for tonight. The pandemic, the economy of the Supreme Court, integrity of the election, race and violence in cities that hits home for Wisconsin and so many other places and the Trump and Biden records. So the candidates, of course, they're going to try to choose their own topics, a cz they go at each other. CBS
Fresh update on "reagan" discussed on Larry Elder
"Parental satisfaction is through the roof reading and test scores improved and Donald Trump supports choice and Joe Biden party does not is totally wedded to the teachers union. And Donald Trump did not mention this at all at all. And I would have mentioned that fact that the school teachers In Philadelphia, the Philadelphia public School teachers 44% of those who have school age kids have their kids in private schools in Chicago, 39% of Chicago public school teachers have their own kids in private school in L. A. Is about 28%, as opposed to roughly 10% families nationwide who have their kids in private school 6% of black families who D'oh And all these public school teachers with school age kids are not putting their own kids in a public school. What does that tell you? Trump should have brought that up, didn't do it. On immigration. On immigration. Joe Biden wants a pathway to citizenship for what one researcher from Yale estimate will be 20 million illegal aliens. Maybe if many of 25 million Trump did not mention that did not mention it that way. I don't know how many people are here. And when Ronald Reagan did the amnesty that were far more people who apply for it, then the experts said, were eligible to apply. He didn't mention it. He didn't mention the study by George bore hasta Harvard economists who's probably Dunmore work on the impact of legal and illegal immigration than any other economists. And he said, yes, there are winners and losers behind illegal immigration. The employers who hire them with lower fees, and the otherwise would pay American workers are clearly a benefit. People who buy goods and pay less money for it. Then it was produced by an American worker benefits. The illegal aliens himself benefit. You know who the group is that has hurt the most Crump show said. Black and brown people living in the inner city who are on skill. We have to compete for jobs that would otherwise hold and whose wages or held down by the presence of these illegal workers. Trump didn't mention it. And he didn't mention that black and brown parents living in the inner city, according to polls want choice but white parents Democrats living in the suburbs. Don't who wouldn't put their kid in the inner city? At school if you gave him money Trump didn't bring this up. And Trump allowed Joe Biden to say that lie one more time that he claimed that they were very fine people on both sides, referring to neo Nazis in white supremacist. He was too, said no such thing and Trump let him get away with it. He could have done a number on that and then done a number on Joe Biden's lies about his civil rights record. All of this was left on the table. I'm very old..
Trump and Biden: What to watch for in first presidential debate
"2020. The stage is is set set for for the the first first presidential presidential debates debates of of the the presidential presidential campaign. campaign. Tonight Tonight in in Cleveland. Cleveland. President President Trump Trump and and former former Vice Vice President President Joe Joe Biden Biden are are sharing sharing the the stage, stage, CBS CBS News News correspondent correspondent Skylar Henry reports. I'm going to take a drug test. I think he should. Tuesday showdown comes as president Trump steps up his personal attacks on his opponent, including an accusation that Biden uses performance enhancing drugs. Biting campaign turned a New York Times report about the president's taxes into an ad showing what ordinary Americans pay. A White House spokesman questioned both the story's accuracy and its timing. The Democrats had ads. Teed up almost immediately afterwards, so it certainly seems like just a coordinated political smear As many as 100 Million viewers are expected to watch the debate that's being held here in Cleveland. Political experts say Both candidates should take cues from past debates. We get more from W. T. O P S Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller University of Virginia political analyst Larry Subito believes Joe Biden would be well served by using a variation of what a Republican president Ronald Reagan. Set in the 1980 debate. Are you better off than you were four years ago? Maybe say it more than once You have to do that in his webinar Sabato's Crystal Ball. America votes the political scientists as candidates need to repeat themselves during a 90 minute debate because most Americans only taken bits and pieces. President Trump is expected to be aggressive early and try to keep Biden off balance. Political observers note that several incumbent presidents have had poor first debates and President Trump like Biden will want to get off to a strong start on Capitol Hill,
Trump selects Amy Coney Barrett for supreme court
"President Trump that the White House today nominating federal judge Amy Cockney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Cody Barrett currently sits on the seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals after the president appointed her in 2017. Correspondent Michelle Fransen has Mohr on the nominees, Life and Career Federal Judge Amy Cockney. Barrett is a favorite among most conservative groups. She's a devout Catholic and mother of seven. She grew up in New Orleans and attended Notre Dame Law School Judge Amy Tony Baron After President Trump announced her as his choice. She also spoke thanking the president and noting that she won't forget the seat. She is set to replace of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But she not only broke glass ceilings, she smashed them. If confirmed, Cockney, Barrett is likely to take up the affordable care act, reproduction rights and faith rights cases that could shift the balance of the nation's highest court. The announcement came in a formal ceremony today at the Rose calm. Cardinal Trump is said to have the greatest impact on the Supreme Court since Ronald Reagan, who also made three appointments, and Democrats worry. The addition of Amy Cockney Barrett to the bench would drag American jurisprudence inextricably to the right, putting abortion rights and civil rights at risk. If she is confirmed by the Senate by Election Day, As Republicans expect, Barrett would have a crucial vote on the future of the affordable care act. The latest challenge to the laws. Constitutionality goes before Justice is on November 10th.
The earliest human footprints in Arabia
"Now, we have contributing correspondent and gibbons. She wrote this week about the likely earliest human footprints on the Arabian Peninsula high an hi Sarah how old or how early are these footprints but that's a good question. They threw a whole package of dating methods at them and came up with in the Ballpark of twenty, one, thousand, two, hundred, and ten, thousand years old. Now the dates are not absolute. There's some questions about them, but that's a pretty good ballpark. How does this age compare to previous hints or clues that humans modern humans early modern humans were on the Arabian Peninsula. Here's the. We know that early hominids members of human family have been migrating out of Africa for two million years because we find fossils of our ancestors in the public of Georgia we find them in. Asia. We find them in Eurasia place, but we don't know how they got out and the most logical route is they had to walk through Rabia because they couldn't fly. They couldn't paddleboats a at that point the one landmass in the way between Africa where humans arose originally, our ancestors arose and Eurasia is through Arabia. So we know they had to go through there, but there's a huge gap there are. No tools older than three hundred to five, hundred, thousand years, and what is there is not definitive. The only fossil have a member of the human family from Arabia is a finger bone that is about eighty eight, thousand years old. So the mystery is, where's the evidence of members of the human family marching through Arabia, and then the second part of that is modern humans specifically, our ancestors Homo sapiens arose probably in Africa, because we see fossils in the ballpark of one, hundred, eight, thousand, three, hundred, thousand years of Proto early Homo, sapiens arising and Africa, and then we find more of these sort. Of Early Homo Sapiens in Greece dating possibly back to as early as two hundred and ten thousand. So we know that they got out right now we're just trying to find evidence. Is there something that going on in the Arabian Peninsula that either people didn't want to hang out there for very long or that erased a lot of evidence. Reagan. Peninsula, has covered with desert's it's very dry today the food desert where they found these fossils is parched arid but there were periods in the past where the planet was cooler and wetter, and during those times hundred, twenty, five, thousand years ago it was. One of them, it was green radio was covered with tens of thousands of lakes. They were grasslands between them. If you think about these early human ancestors, it's not a separate continent or a separate place for them to go to its Afro Arabia, right? Yeah. So it's an extension of Africa if the client is good and they're following large game, how were they able to find these footprints? This is a very large area and it's a few remnants of human passing through. Yes. So this team will have by Michael, Leah and it's an international team of Saudi Arabians in a number of people on. Has Been doing a search of scouring the deserts of. Arabia. For the last decade, they start with satellite imagery which helps them see parched ancient lake beds which have sort of characteristic white halio souls often these ancient sediments that stand out in the satellites and then go down to ground truth what they see on the satellites, an airplane shots they go in on foot in jeeps, and in this case they saw this ancient. Lake better rolling out as white sediment. It had just been recently exposed by Rosen and they found the footprints of the animals which was amazing and as I looked closer to one hundreds of footprints, it was four hundred mostly animals but they did identify a small number. It was seven that seemed to be human footprints. So they knew right away they were very excited about that that this was something that was important how Can you tell that they're human footprints and not some other upright walking relative? There's not a whole science of studying human footprints ever since the first ones are found in la totally in Tanzania and Kenya there've been a number of footprints that have been studied people use three D morphometric dimensional analysis with computational imaging or can really look at the depth and they could model how much weight would have been needed to make. That footprint, the length of the foot, the stride between the steps, and then they've done studies living people in their footprints in Africa to sort of test out those ideas and Lo, and behold when they do that to these footprints, they seem to come up with somebody kind of humor that was taller and maybe a little lighter weight more like a modern human of Homo sapiens and say an Andrew Tall so based on that. They say, Oh, these probably were made by Homo sapiens although we cannot rule out that nanotubes might have been there to is there anything else can tell about these people by looking at these marks I think if they get more, they can start to tell about their social structure footprint studies in Africa. I've got quite complicated where you could see the direction that they're going in the payson different members of social groups you can. To see what they are the packs of humans look like you know, what size are they how many are in these groups? What are they doing a lot of the way in this case, they're not spending a lotta time. They're just sort of walking through. This is a bantering group. What is really really cool. Though is that footprint site these are a snapshot of a single moment in time a single day most of the. Time when you have an archaeological site in a layer soil that you get the fossils of the tools and the dates, all that took place. This fan is usually hundreds of thousands, tens of thousands of years. So if you find an animal bone near a prominent human early Human Boehner tool, you don't necessarily know fear there at the same time as parch with footprints like these these were lay down in the same day maybe. A couple of days and they dried out and then got caught up in preserved. So we know they were all there at the same time. So you get this really cool day in the life look at the and of the animals they were with, which is really cool in this case and lots of animals. Yes. Almost four hundred footprints of animals including very interesting. A wild asses which I don't think we're carrying burdens but. That's kind of neat and they were elephants and the thing that's interesting about the elephants as their popular disappeared for the Middle East, just in Africa. Thanks for three hundred years ago and here they are in hundred twenty, thousand in Arabia and the camps they also Campbell's it's kind of interesting that such large animals with Aaron. It begs the question were these humans following them where they attracted them. Going back to the, we talked about it being about one, hundred, twenty, thousand years old. There's some question about the date but if that were cracked, is there anything particularly Gordon about this time human history about what we know about migrations that we could link these prince two? Yes. So what is really interesting is that genetic evidence says that everybody outside of Africa. Came from migrations that happened in the last fifty to eighty thousand years. So this state predates that we happen to know that early Homo Sapiens were in the Middle East pretty quickly after this or at the same time they're fossils in caves. At school and cough so that our early sort of product Homo sapiens. So we know humans are at sorta suggests that because we don't have DNA that dates back this early these were failed migrations. These were members of the human family that went out they weren't shelled migrations for them they lived, but they did not contribute to the gene pool of letting people today that's one hypothesis but it also shows that there's more complex story of groups of humans migrating out of Africa constantly whenever the weather excitement is right that it's three to nothing that they can get water follow animals to meet and trek. Africa. They can cross the desert. It looks like humans were doing that whenever they could and so how do they contribute tour ancestry today a really interesting question and how many different kinds of hominids out there. Thank you so much an thank you. Sir,
Jamaican Monetary Policy: Behind The Music
"So, we called up the Central Bank of Jamaica ask what was going on with their music video and they put us in touch with Wayne, Robinson in economist and deputy governor at the Central Bank of Jamaica. Hello Wayne you're here with us now thanks for joining us I very basic question. What does the Central Bank of Jamaica do okay. Have you heard about the fit? The US. I'm sure. Yes. The equivalent of the US Fed Meka. Responsible for overseeing the financial system. Are also responsible for monetary policy. The issuing of notes and coins so I was on twitter. kind of scrolling through very distressing stories and I saw something that you posted on the Jamaican. Central. Bank. And it was like. It was all these dancers and it was like it was like a music video. Yes, think you are speaking to our, what was I looking at? Okay, the government took a policy decision. As part of its economic reform program. Transitioning or monetary policy framework and our and our monetary policy strategy. To what is called A full-fledged inflation targeting strategy. This innocence see what you're saying now is exactly like that is the kind of language I expect out of a central bank right I mean, it's very, it's very technical. Word. And precisely you're. I think you're not alluding to the challenge we face then. How do we break down just what I said to you? In language that. Every single individual can understand and can appreciate. And that was a challenge. Tour Pr Department and one of the things nor Jamaica. You knew that we're a country that is renowned and we love music and the PR department. decided to try to capitalize on this to try to tell the story in a language that everybody's speaks and everybody understands that language is is music particularly Reagan music music videos with like dancing and like everybody's talking about inflation rates. Yes. and. It's the what is it the low stable and predictable inflation? Predictable inflation. And inflation just it's it's the amount that prices rise. So inflation really high that means prices are going up a lot and and people get really scared because they're saving starts to be feel less valuable. Also. Begin to worry. So, then they will then go back on their investments as well. So that will affect employment and growth I feel like for time at least at the Central Bank of the US, there was sort of an effort made to be as cryptic as possible. The idea of clearly communicating monetary policy so that everyone can understand like that's actually not that's pretty new. Roof central banks. To recognize this imperative. And, a number of central banks have tried to change their approach. But I think coming out of the global financial crisis where one of the major challenges encountered was that are traditional tools of monetary policy I. Think Right across the globe central banks recognize that we had to augment those traditional tools and in a context we're not sion's where the market expectations and with an auditor man's. Rations really matter a lot. The central banks came to the realization that the hot to then a just how they communicate in order to affect those very same expectations with our which are important. Central banks they're known for being very formal, very stuffy cryptic, and even though there has been some movement away from that like you guys have just gone like totally in the other direction I mean this is like speedy. It's like exuberant and fun and people are dancing at it's just like so it's like the opposite of everything I associate with central banks. That was a deliberate strategy because we're. At the outset, the first thing that we needed to do was to grab people's attention. Because other say economics monetary policy issues tend to be very critic very boring very to use your term Recoba crosses as has been very stuffy. So we had to radically change that. So this is the first step was to grab attention. And then the knicks fees then was to then try and break down don't issues to do that. We had to do something radical. I feel like one of the things that central banks really try to do it's very important for them to be taken seriously because there's a lot of trust that is necessary in a banking system. was there any worry that like this might make people trust the central bank glass that it might seem like less serious? No No. No. That wasn't our concern really because, okay. One thing you really recognize with a need to connect to people. You can't build that trust unless you create a bridge on this, you meet that connection. And so this was the main strategy that we thought was necessary to make that connection in order to build that trust. Do you think other central banks should take a page from you guys and be More fun more accessible or sure almost definitely. But the precise strategy the precise methode would be a function of the audience that they're targeting. Are you in? Are you in Kingston Right now? Yes. The capital. Yes. Are you working from home? Are you going to the office now Willa? Combination? Some days in some days I I work from home. One of the strangest thing is that coming into the office? You're virtually alone here. Because we have minimal staff that that comes in. Do you Miss Your Coworkers Oh? Yes. Oh yes. The coffee breaks the chops accommodate. Over coffee. Yes. That's sort of camaraderie dot a about various direct social interaction. And the two should know we are thinking of ways you know to. Sort of encourage this evening this virtual world. Well, thank you so much for making the time I. so appreciate it. That's that's my pleasure. Stacey. Yambio. Nation.
Trump rallies supporters in Minnesota
"Heading to Minnesota to rally supporters there. When he goes to Minnesota, he is going to find a state that maybe a little bit more difficult to get that looked like it was even in 2016 he lost to Hillary Clinton by 1.5 points back. Then, now the real clear politics average of polls showing Joe Biden with a 10 point lead. A recent one by ABC News Washington Post had Biden up by 16 so That may be, ah little bit of an outlier we don't know. But the president believes that if he spends enough time in Minnesota, he will be able to flip the state that would make him the first Republican to win it Since 1972 and Richard Nixon. I mean, even in his 49 state win in 1980 for Ronald Reagan couldn't do. It's Fox's
Washington, DC - Dozens of National Airport workers may have been exposed to coronavirus
"Virus at their church. It took them a week to find out, though the exposure reportedly happened at a church in Alexandria about a month ago, But the Washington Post says city health officials weren't notified of a confirmed case linked to the church. Until August 21st. That means the church members who worked at the airport went to their jobs without knowing they may have been exposed. The Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority says it was not aware of any employees that Reagan national testing positive for Corona virus. There are questions as to whether or not the district rushed into phase two of its
Big airlines fight with smaller ones over airport rights
"The airlines are fighting with smaller ones over airport rights. Federal officials want to let major airlines keep valuable takeoff and landing slots at some big U. S airports, even if they don't use them all during the pandemic. Move's being criticized by smaller airlines like Spirit and Allegiant, which want a chance to expand of the big airports. FAA plans to extend the current waiver to use it or lose it rules regarding slots and Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in New York and Reagan National near Washington. American, United and Delta are pushing for the waiver to be extended into next March.
There Is Some Terrifying Flooding in Washington, DC Area Right Now
"Flooding flooding unfolding unfolding across across parts parts of of the the Metro Metro area, area, Metro Prince George's County, Inter Montgomery County, the eastern side of the District of Columbia, Northwest Washington as well and parts of Arlington and that's where we will begin. George Washington Memorial Parkway is flooded and we understand impassable between four mile run in the south entrance to Ronald Reagan National Airport. That's a limited access by way, which means you're going to have trouble turning around. I think there's a wall on the median strip there, which means once you go north or south toward that area of high water, you might be stuck trapped between that rising water and the drivers behind you, And that's one of the many dangerous on a day like today, it's not as simple as just turning around. In some cases once you commit, sometimes you are stuck. You're put in a very dangerous situation. 3 95 South bound flooding before Glebe Road at most, only a single file. Getting by 1 10 under Memorial Avenue Impassable, Color says You can't get by north and South bound. This is also tangling Traffic on Washington Boulevard near Memorial Bridge, Rock Creek Parkway, Deepwater reported near the Kennedy Center portions of Beach Drive. In northwestern Washington and near Montgomery County near the Montgomery County line were flooded. There's at least one water rescue in progress right now, and there were a couple earlier last hour. DC 2 95 to 95 areas of very deep water single file Getting passed them along the Anacostia River. It will take time. Northeast Washington There is significant street flooding, even on major avenues like New York Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue. Some of the side streets with poor drainage, especially lower lying there going to be impassable. And so all the more reason If you haven't left your garage or your office place in the parking lot where you are on higher ground. You definitely absolutely do not want to commit to driving until That flash flood warning expires or is cancelled. Also in Virginia, Virginia, south south bound bound on on
Hungary to unveil statue of late President George H.W. Bush
"And a statue of former U. S. President George H. W. Bush will be unveiled in Hungary next month to honor the first sitting US president to visit the country in 1989. The statue will be inaugurated October 23rd and Budapest Liberty Square, near a statue of former President Ronald Reagan, also honored for fighting the communist
How did the GOP become the party of Trump?
"For, a long time you didn't need to vote for the Republican Party to understand what it thought. It stood for this was the GOP, the grand old party natural political home of Steel Spine Rock ribbed American patriots who feed gold revered the flag and prized freedom. The Great. Republican presidents was serious people Abraham Lincoln the laconic lawyer who saved the Union freed the Slaves Theodore Roosevelt these swashbuckling polymath with a sweeping vision of America's place in the world. Dwight Eisenhower. The general who are treated d day liberated Europe. Then signed the first civil rights bill balanced the budget and ended the war in Korea Ronald Reagan. The indefatigable optimist who won the Cold War George H, w Bush. The bomber pilot turned oil baron who wanted a kinder gentler nation. Republicans. Preached Individual Liberty Individual Responsibility? Civic. Respectability they believed themselves stolid practical, dignified, and decent. If. One had to conjure a cartoonish affront to all that the GOP has affected to hold dearest one would arrive at a caricature very much like President Donald trump a godless draft dodger, a leering creep, an incorrigible liar, a perennial associate of Crooks Yahoos and Weirdos and a shameless ignoramus. But there he is at least until January twentieth and possibly for four beyond. In. The first episode of our series looking at the twenty twenty US presidential election, we'll ask how when, and why. The Party of Lincoln became the Party of trump. Why have so many GOP grandees being so willing to go along with this and what kind of future Republicans have once America runs out of angry mean old white guys
Armed and Dangerous: America's New Law and Order
"Number has the phrase law and order is invoked by a president come to mean. So clearly, it's opposite illegality and disorder starting with the first illegality like. Twice on Wednesday Donald Trump encouraged his north Carolina followers to cast two ballots one by mail and one in person it in early and then go and vote. At of it's not tabulated you vote and the vote is GonNa Count You can't let them take you vote away. These people are playing dirty politics. In some states you can ask for your mail in ballot to be invalidated but intentionally voting twice is fraud nfl any in most states, the president defended seventeen year old kyle written house who traveled with an assault rifle from his Illinois home to Kenosha. Wisconsin to enforce law and order, and now stands charged with six criminal counts including first degree, intentional homicide, first degree, reckless homicide, recklessly endangering safety and possession of a dangerous weapon is a minor. He shot to protesters to death and wounded a third but to trump, he is the victim he was trying to get away from them. I guess looks like any fell and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we're looking at right now and it's under investigation but I guess he was in very big trouble he would have been. He probably would have been killed this but one week after his Republican convention showcased accused felons mark and Patty mccloskey who brandished guns at peaceful protesters in front of their saint, Louis home and who are now official. GOP. Spoke gunman for the false narrative of White America under siege, they're not satisfied with. Spreading chaos and violence into our communities they want to abolish the suburbs altogether by ending single family homes zoning this forced rezoning would bring crime lawlessness and low quality apartments and now thriving suburban neighborhoods lie after lie after lie from the husband and wife rich lawyer militia from the trump campaign and from the Hague factory of Fox News when the writers come for your town. And they're coming. We'll biden and his team enough to stop them. And the answer is clearly no these are people are now crossing state lines clearly, and this is being organized using the Internet they will burn down your cities and tell you you did it. And if you don't accept that judgment, maybe they'll send them to your house the same race baiting law and order rhetoric whistled by Richard Nixon and Ronald. Reagan now literally weaponized. Let's just put aside lethal pandemic denial in paranoid Cunanan fantasies at least for a second and considered trump's warnings of the quote dark shadows and deep state moles controlling Joe. Biden. Those thugs clad in black on airplanes bound to destroy us. There are people that are on the streets. There are people that are controlling the streets. We had somebody getting plane from a certain city this weekend, an end, the plane it was almost completely loaded with with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms with gear and this and that their. Plan whereas the. I'll tell you sometimes, but it's under investigation. They have scary year even have menacing lunch people coming over with bags of so big bags of and they laid on the ground the anarchist's take that they start throwing it at our cops that our police. and. If it hits you, that's worse than a breakfast. It's got force soup assaults on police. He says every one of whom deserve unwavering support even after the use of deadly force against so many black men and women in this greatest of nations excluding, of course, the anarchic tarts defend their actions against fake news. He says so quick to smear cops for letting their nerves get the best of luck they choke just like in a golf tournament they miss a three foot comparing it to golf because he of course, that's what I'm saying people. Chip I. DO think that there appears to be a phenomenon in the country where African Americans feel that they're treated when they're stopped by police week widely. As suspects before they're treated as citizens. I don't think that that necessarily reflect some. Deep, seated Racism in in police departments or in most police officers meanwhile, Bill Bar, the nation's keep law enforcer shrugs at the notion that all too frequent lethal force against black people signifies systemic racism. He also mischaracterizes details of Jacob Blake's arrest on sexual assault charges caught on video that left him with seven bullets in the back courtesy of Canossa policemen from the Jacob case, he was in the midst of committing a felony and he was armed. No though police later reported finding a knife in the car, Blake was surrounded by police walking slowly and unarmed when he was shot. which is where black lives matters comes from, which is why there are protests nationwide, which is why trump is trying to portray. Peaceful dissent as
What John Thompson Meant To DC
"What was it like for you to cover John Thompson and the Hoyas as a young reporter? What were your interactions with him like? It was. You know it was an education was twenty, three, twenty, four years old and that was my first beat but John was a handful. As you can imagine, and he controlled everything we control the player access you controlled access to himself and draw the program, and so John was someone that you You had to kind of meet on his terms. Can you describe he was six foot ten? He was just this literally and figuratively massive figure. Can you describe what it? was like to be in his presence well, I mean look any six, ten, three, hundred, pound guy is going to have a certain amount of power to him. You know he wasn't nimble I won't say he was Nimble but he certainly had the meeting of former athlete and you know he had a big loud booming voice nothing had happened by accident I had no intentions of being a basketball court. I. Wanted To be a teacher basically social worker kind of person freelance. Knew. How to use his size and his voice to great effect and I, was not the recipient of John's paint peeling yelling as as the players often were but they will tell you that there was just there was just nothing like it when he really was angry and was coming after you about a mistake, you made a decision you made. He certainly tilted the room when he came in when their buzzer went off and they said it's over. We didn't stay up and down the hallway and talk with people kissing is just so we can get a good article written about us he coach during the glory days of the Big East what do you remember most about his team's and just the style and the way that they played? Well, the frenetic full court pressure was their thing. To set up an impressed. Retract. Very physical teams anybody that came into the pink dot hit, and that's just the way that they had always played. Here. And that leads to a lot of confrontations. A couple of pretty bad fights. But a lot of grabbing and holding things like that. And that's just the way that they had always played in obviously worked for them. David you're born and raised DC. Can you talk about what John? Thomson and the Georgetown Program? Men's to people in DC and in particular to black basketball fans in the city DC was like a lot of cities in the eighties dealing with a lot of different stuff that was that was very difficult. The year is only sixty days old during that time. There have now been ninety-two homicides here in the District of Columbia last year sixty to eighty percent of the murders in the nation's capital, we're listed as drug related. You had the explosion of crack cocaine in DC in in the mid eighties just devastated whole swath of the community and you had Marion Berry who was this incredibly polarizing figure, and this is before his drug problems came to bear. He was polarizing well before then because he insisted that these rich white guys that tended to run the city hire black people all the people who only know Marion Barry through the nasty headlines in the videotape of crack cocaine. Don't know extraordinary work. He did in this in Washington to open up the doors of government to the black people of Washington you're shutout for years decades, and then you have this presidential era of Reagan, where there was a lot of hostility towards cities, there was a lot of cutting a city services. There was a lot of emnity towards people that were on welfare and they've perception that raking perpetuated was that all these people are welfare cheats and they're not in their bums and you're not working for a living perhaps the most insidious effect of welfare is it's usurpation of the role of provider. Public assistance for a single mother can amount to much more than the usual income of a minimum wage job. In other words, it can pay for her to quit work. These competing forces, all kind of colliding with one another in the city in the early eighties in the mid eighties and into that Maelstrom, you have this basketball team. That is good enough to win a national championship in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four. Jobs. The I ask championship. And then notice that the team is mostly black eleven of the twelve guys or thirteen or fourteen guys that get your attention in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, three, or eighty four you know rap videos late eighties is a Lotta Georgetown starter jackets in those videos. was torn concept had long hair and short baby came in national programs to the point where a lot of black people thought. Georgetown was an HP. Come to the. Question to see hundred. So there was this kind of interesting blend. Wall Street types and judges, and fortune five hundred CEO's with the people that cleaned the offices and drove the buses rooting for the same team and it was gonNA. Kinda, cold because it kind of it helped bring the city together in ways that really only the football team had done previously and it brought a lot of pride to the city as as a six. They were proving that black kids from inner city high schools could go to Georgetown and do work. They could do the work and that was a source of immense pride to people in DC Thomson was, of course, the first black basketball coach to win a national championship. But David you've written about how Thompson would bristle when asked about that accomplishment. Why did he? Take exception to that question will John would always say is that the question implied that he was the first black coach who who had the qualifications to win a national championship I'm not interested in being the first and only black do anything because it implies that in Nineteen eighty-four, a black man finally became intelligent enough to win NCAA, title and that's very misleading. And that was John's way of saying you know you need to understand the history of coaching. There was a lot more deferential treatment provided to white coaches for for decades and coaches like Adolph rupp that didn't recruit black players. was hostile toward black players. So that was John's way of saying you know do your homework. In nineteen, eighty nine. He famously walked off the court before a game to protest an NCWA rules that he felt disproportionately affected black students. undercurrent NCWA rules students can qualify for athletic scholarships by scoring seven hundred out of a possible sixteen hundred on the College Board Sat test fifteen out of thirty six on the act or with a two point average and certain. Subjects proposition forty two would require athletes to have both. What did he? What did he say about that? John's position was that both the sat scores and your grade point average could be impacted adversely due to the educational disparities present throughout public schools at the time black has weren't being taught the things that were on the sat. He made his point that you know these tests should not be the end all and be all in terms of determining whether or not a kid was smart enough to go into college. Moment existence and I. started into school that I would not been dotted with an opportunity to get a college education myself. He was recruiting kids that play but also kids that can do the work. So it was not as much an issue for him in terms of recruiting it was more the bigger picture of. Are we going to allow these tests to determine whether black kids can get into colleges and then they finally wound up modifying prop forty two as a result of it.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For NoVA, Washington DC
"Is is the the warnings warnings have have either either expired expired or or they've they've been been cancelled cancelled a a few few minutes minutes early early that that storm storm that in particular we were watching in Montgomery County in Howard County. As we can quite a bit in the past 15 minutes, no longer above severe levels. It's still a thunderstorm is still putting down some pretty heavy rainfall. But the potential for any large hail or really strong, gusty winds is now pretty much over with. So the warning Is cancelled early, but still some fairly heavy rain from the Seneca area through Rockville in Rossmore, White oak up to sandy spring in Brookville and over the line into a highland in scaggsville and love on savage areas. Uh, just to the north of the Montgomery County side of the Beltway. Just to the north of Beltway is the heavy rain. Aah! And again. It stretches into parts of Howard County and up towards the Baltimore area to sew. The warning has not been extended to the East and unlikely is It's an an unlikely unlikely unlikely that that that will will will be be be extended extended extended any any any farther farther farther to to to the the the east east east through through through Northern Northern Northern Prince Prince Prince George's George's George's in in in and and and around, around, around, Oh Oh Oh counties, counties, counties, But But But it it it is is is the the the remnants remnants remnants are are are still still still moving moving moving to to to the the the east. east. east. So So So those those those areas areas areas are are are still going to get some heavy rain in the next few minutes or so. We're not seeing any thunderstorm development now in Virginia anymore, except that northern tip of Fairfax County, and we're not seeing any thunderstorm development in southern Maryland. So even though there is a still a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight. For those areas, stuff will likely be cancelled early, so the thunderstorms that exist in northern Maryland will continue to wind down for the next two hours and 90 minutes or so. Everything will be out of here completely by midnight. Regardless, Temperatures will continue to fall through the eighties through the low to mid seventies for overnight lows. It'll be a warm and muggy night. And tomorrow after dude. We'll do it all over again. And with a stronger cold front on the way from the north, With even hotter temperatures. We will likely see Maur storms than today of affecting more locations. And some of them could be stronger, too. So so more severe weather likely tomorrow afternoon into the evening. Amaro size of being the upper eighties, too low nineties But behind the cold front that I mentioned on Friday just a few straight leftover showers in the morning, then lowering humidity, breezy conditions the rest of the day highs in the low to mid eighties. Saturday, mostly study and warm but much less humid and much more comfortable Hae to be in the upper seventies, too. Low eighties Sunday, also 80 degrees right now in Fairfax, down to 73 behind the storms, and hi it's down in its 84 at at Washington. Washington. Reagan Reagan National, National,
Unforgetting With Roberto Lovato
"What's up welcome to in the thick? This is a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC perspective I Medina. And I'm who? We have a very special guests joining us from San Francisco. California. Is Loretto Novato. He's a journalist author of a new book it's called. Forgetting a memoir of family migration gangs and revolution in the Americas. Budo Salva through salary in your Roberto welcome to in the thick. Happy to be you go status. hinted. I love it. So the truth is, is that most of the time like I don't know but journalists, we call each other barrel last names it's weird. So I, really know Roberto as. WHAT'S UP LAURA? I thought you know. So it's kind of like. If I ended up calling you that just Outta love okay know Hosa. Your book is Super Raw. It's super honest. It's very unfiltered because I mean, how other can you write a memoir that deals with the history of Salvador Yeah Your own family's history and the complicated. Longstanding difficult relationship between the United States and in Salvador. You write a lot about your struggles, the Traumas, the violence things that you've witnessed firsthand or that you realize we're passed down to you from previous generations handing down trauma. So you talk about the rise of gangs in both Asadabad Order obviously the gang started on the streets of Los, Angeles? Child refugees, mass migration, the role of the United States in all of this and this really intimate look into Central America that. Well, we're going to talk about the fact that you know I know this place deeply. But most most journalists, they don't understand Central America and inside the from this perspective Gatiss about through go, which is a lovely way of saying he Salvadoran. And really the title. Forgetting. So talk about the title unforgiving and and what you mean and why this notion of unforgiving is so central to the Salvadoran story both here and That's part of the motivation for writing the book I am a personal level. Corrupt in a family of secret surprise surprise I don't know if anybody else had that experience. But I grew up in a household full of my mom's family's pictures. But none of my father's family's pictures for some reason, and it was just something that was not questioned. And my dad had you know I love my dad but he had a lot of secrets. So there's a personal where. My experience as. As a young kid here in San Francisco. You know it wasn't exactly a hardcore click but. Robbing we were stealing cars, we were dealing drugs, we were taking drugs, we were violent. and. We were doing things it. Had A lesson rebels do I also come out as things I did to my young adulthood after I became a born again Christian, which is unbeknownst to many I was. Going to be a preacher that was definitely. I. Was like, ooh Yeah. Yeah. I was going to be a preacher but I had to get out of how to get out of certain dangerous lifestyle. I was leading and became a born again Christian like many youth are targeted by these. Know, they're called youth ministries and they're really right wing ideological brainwashing. fucking. Thank you for pointing it out. We'll because you know what's happening in our in our communities and we're seeing this reflected in the vote is that we don't realize. How the Komo, San Mateo under the guise of preaching love and acceptance and getting into the you know getting into your heart gay and then they end up taking people to their first protests, which is an antiabortion protests and it's like you're kidding, yeah, I got on my knees. You'll see in the book I got on my knees and I prayed for the election of Ronald Wilson Reagan. Oh. My God and no, it was really funny and ironic people known nonni got Doug Guy cuts crazy but the truth is that's what I did from the corner of Twenty First Valente at a storefront church card, the open door alliance and eventually I woke up I was reading all the time and I. Started, going to Berkeley and argue with my German philosophy teachers and eventually said, you know, fuck this right wing church I'm going to bother to find myself and I went and found the Salvadoran revolution and again unbeknownst to most people I came back and was going back and forth between the side of other new. That's when I decided to go to stay for a while and I, joined the Fmln guerrillas as an urban commando.
Lindsay Davenport and the US Open
"What's happening? Interesting year I'd say. Let's make sense out of tennis in. Late. August two, thousand twenty. Where to begin here because usually we do these things and we well, you know in Cincinnati Sheila and the week before that, she looked why she's coming off a Wimbledon fourth-round. I got nothing here. I. Mean. We're I. Guess You know what? Let's. Let's start with. Let's start with social justice is a moving target but obviously, we're doing this on Thursday when there is no tennis at the tennis center mostly because of Naomi socket you let's just. I think Reagan outpaced by news you to. Top line outs. Just amazed at this young lady and how she has really. Grown into the person and the leader that she is I mean we saw her two years ago, John Win, a US Open under controversial circumstances almost crying when she got the trophy not the happy tears by the way we saw her not comfortable in the spotlight. And we've seen her truly in this past year really just blossom into this amazing leader and I, you know I think we thought that it was possible but I didn't think at this young age in her early twenties that she would be the type of player person who would be leading our sport and it's amazing to see. We haven't had player willing to sacrifice really willing to. Do whatever necessary for the greater good and look past. Oh by tennis or my match or anything else put all of that ahead to make a bigger impact in it's amazing. I. Mean Honestly yesterday as all these stories kept coming through I was getting the chills and then she was just amazing just doesn't this is important and you know what happened. It forced that forced it allowed me to bring it up with my young kid something that maybe that I don't know what would have happened I'm talking to a six year old about why this is going on in the world and a lot of that is because of nine soccer. I think too that she had a lot of people within tennis scrambling. And someone said to me, I do radio shows lead said, well, isn't she the highest paid female athlete and Michael Do? That is like, yeah, all the more reason for her not to do like since when does that cut your way of anything that makes it all the more impressive that many business relationships that she needs to keep in mind I Did you have any insight what brought this on mean you know there's she gives it here. She's self identified. There's boyfriend there's yolks he was in Minneapolis. You any insight as to what? Spurred us. Not. Really you know I was fascinated during the pandemic lockdown about hearing in. About her going to Minnesota and being willing. To take such a strong stand honestly during a pandemic and we have so many crazy things going on right now and I was I remember thinking wow, that is really remarkable from her. And then when this all came about. You know my first reaction was well, I can't believe it, and then about five minutes later I'm like, yeah good for her and you know the the support of everybody in the tennis world from what I've seen so far at least on social media and other platforms, it's remarkable and I think that everybody knows. Now I mean we've had players in the seventies, lead us and be willing to sacrifice, and be will link to walk away and willing to fight for the greater. Good. A lot of that kind of went away and there was. All of a sudden, you get a player again that's like, nope, this is way more important than my tennis or anything else. I think that she she had the respect of everyone the tennis world she's now earned it from you know other people around the world. And all this is in the context of a major seventy, two hours away and nobody's going anywhere. Everybody's going. You've thought like give it was going to fly to a different destination I mean she's doing this when everybody is in. Lockdown Where are you? If there's a continuum here? We have this among our colleagues. Some people say, this is not this is reckless come back in twenty twenty one and other people say shows got to go on we don't even need. This bubble where are you sort of in the? Spectrum. You know when I first heard about these kind of plans these in I think it was about may of us Ta's maybe thinking about doing it in a bubble and I remember going wow, that's crazy. I can't believe that you've got all these people find him from all over the world. It's not as simple as everyone based in the states and figuring this out then each step of the way, everything nope this is going to be fine players can fly in from overseas. This is what we have organized is now hearing from players that are in this bubble for like the last two weeks hearing from people that are playing in the Cincinnati. Tournament in New York If, I were current player and I was experiencing that I don't think I'd play outside bubble now. They're talking about you know Rome minute robes out some kind of paper that going over their rules where they strongly the players don't go out to eat. Yes. That should be a rule I mean that's the kind of the behavior that could really bring down tournaments I mean unfortunately, if you WANNA play, you're going to have to really kind of be in a bubble and. You WanNa make sure everyone else around you is also though in a bubble so you don't pick it up from them or from their coach from their hidden partner from their trainer. So I think this this tournament can these tournaments continue to go through without anything crazy happening with no really positive results in the virus not spreading and then the US being able to contain it. I don't see how you don't. I. Don't see how you can play not in a bubble for the rest of of this pandemic. That's a real real reversal. I, mean it used to be I can't the USDA's being so strict and these these guidelines are oppressive. You're saying the opposite you're saying you go to Europe and these players are going to say, wait a second why are their fans walking around the grounds? That would be me and I'm obviously the eat everyone I mean we saw hal help scared to go into a bubble. So everybody has their own their own comfort level. If it were me I would not feel comfortable playing a tournament where I know that everyone could have gone out to dinner or could have gone to a nightclub and then be within six feet of me. The next day that is me so we'll see I mean in Europe, the cases went down it sounds like they're starting to pick up. Again, this virus is not going anywhere anytime soon. So to think that their past it or it's not going to happen, you can't have that mindset. You have to have the mindset if we're organizing something that it's around, how do we get? Away with not having it get into our atmosphere. It's it's a bubble life unfortunately.
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So any every California knows what proposition thirteen is because. had. A baleful effect on public finance in California, but we don't tell us about it till. What's proposition thirteen? So basically California had this very unfair and very draconian property tax system. They just really kind of didn't work simply because property values in California after world, War Two skyrocket because everyone wanted to move to California basically. So you know grandmother owned a House that you never was going to sell whose value doubled her property taxes were doubled and she had to produce cash on the barrel head. It was a disaster and the people who were organizing against this I kind of technocratic liberals. There were people who wanted to come up with a nice policy fix for this and this movement was basically hijacked by this absolutely colorful strange populous named. Howard Jarvis who would say things like we're GONNA, we'RE GONNA Ram. If you'll excuse me hot poker the but of those politicians right and one of the things that happened was he got proposition thirteen on the ballot and the people he hired to run the campaigns. We gotta keep this guy as far from the cameras possible because he's just an embarrassment again, this populace, right but lo and behold it emerges that people love him. He's a folk hero. He becomes you know almost like the Donald Trump of California nineteen, seventy eight and this property tax revolt extreme draconian wins overwhelmingly, and of course Ronald Reagan it's one of its biggest boosters. So. This anger over government taxation fits very well into one of Reagan's core messages, which is that government is too big. They're spending your money. We have to get this under control. It was a perfect fit. Straight up and. The. Next thing you know a New York Times Columnists is writing column. Ronald. Reagan's magic and you know this guy who in nineteen, seventy, six after he lost Gerald Ford was seen as this over the hill extremists whose political career was over suddenly was was on his way there's other contributing factors and there's lots of twists and turns. But we all know how the story ends. We're GONNA take a break here. Let me reintroduce you Rick Perlstein is a historian an author. His new book is Reagan Land..
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"His latest book is about the events leading to Ronald Reagan's triumph in the nineteen eighty presidential election. The book is called Reagan Land. Another thing that happens over this period is business interests became organized in a way that they hadn't. You know we're used to a world now where business interest invest a lot of money in aggressive lobbying and in spending on political campaigns, it's interesting that really wasn't true up through the sixties they. Tended to cooperate with unions and kind of exceeded government regulation. What what changed all that. Yeah business lobbying was very ineffectual and it tended to involve a zero sum questions who was going to get the contract for the next you know jet engine or something like that, and what happened to change that was basically prophets began following because of the Arab oil embargo because of regulation because of unions winning contracts that e them automatic cost of living increases, and they began becoming as I put it class conscious almost in the Marxist sense and you had. Ralph Nader Ralph Nader bursts on the scene, and suddenly once he gets legislation to regulate the safety of cars and all kinds. Yeah. It's astonishing how successful Ralph Nader's consumer movement was in really kind of back footing corporate America itself and how well Liberal Democratic politicians did with this agenda and how aggressive they were I mean a lot of us are frustrated with how you know kind of. Wimpy. The Democratic Party is this is different Democratic Party my favorite example is win. New Amendments the Clean Air Act that we're going to introduce for the first time what they call cafe standards, which basically meant that each company had to have an average fuel economy below a certain level all the car battery manufacturers have. We don't have the technology to do this and senator. Edmund. Muskie. who was the big Liberal Democratic Environmental Senators I. Don't care get the technology and in fact, one of their lobbyists came to Muskie's chief congressional aide on this stuff with a list of negotiating suggestions and the aid folded the paper into a paper airplane and sailed over his head. So that's what they were reacting against and they suddenly. There's a couple of signal examples in the book. One is a law to reform labor standards to make it basically harder to break the law on fire people who organize unions, which wouldn't harm ordinary law-abiding companies at all and was in fact, arrived at in coalition with big business Another was the possible regulation of advertising to children.
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The facts was that they had a massive intelligence operation that was involved in involved AF and former CIA officers. Personnel all over the world who are basically had their ear to the ground to develop intelligence about what might happen, and when and the reason they did. This was working the refs. They were trying to persuade the media that Jimmy Carter was corrupt that he would do anything to win remember they the Reagan campaign already convinced the media much of the public that Jimmy Carter was mean and then you know that would denude the political impact of any hostage release. Basically, people could say, Oh, well, he gave away the store and NBC, and and the near comes a massive exit. Poll thirteen thousand people in which it really suggests that people were rather convinced and one of the things that exit poll found was that of people who named the hostages as their most important voting issue that was basically the fourth most important issue in the campaign they went for Carter by a ratio of two to one. I haven't really figured out a good explanation for that but this is a fact we have to deal with. Maybe it was because people trusted Carter and respected. Carter. Because the hostages were unharmed but one more thing one more possibility is really important to understand. And that's a lot of people were just terrified Ronald Reagan someone shared with me. That was circulating at the time it was what's green and close Taran fifteen seconds after Reagan's inauguration. So the idea that raking would do anything to release the hostages even new start another Vietnam was very much broaden the land. In. Other results of the polls afterwards was people were very, very apathetic. They did not love Ronald Reagan. Most people were voting against Jimmy Carter. Ronald, Reagan most people who voted for Carter voting against Ronald Reagan. So Reagan did not come to come to office with a with a smashing mandate for what he was trying to do. Rick Perlstein is a historian and author of his new book. The fourth in his series about modern American conservatism is Reagan land. We'll talk more after a short break.
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Running for president in Nineteen, seventy nine with a short interruption for when he ran for president in Nineteen, seventy six and you know they could've Jimmy Carter. That Ronald Reagan was the number one contender to face him in one, thousand, nine, hundred, the all he would have had to do is put some low level. DNC. Kid on the case recording and transcribing these radio interviews, but they didn't do it Ronald Reagan you know was a thoroughly political creature and Jimmy. Carter wasn't every time his staffers would come to him and say, we need to begin to plan our campaign for one thousand, nine, hundred eighty. He would you know whatever go back to reading the tax code or something like that? This habit of Reagan of winging it and getting stuff that is pretty wildly wrong. I mean, there's a some communications from him. That endorsed a cure for cancer that was kind of discredited. Is it fair to compare him to Donald Trump. It absolutely is. That, you're referring to lay a trail which was made from apricot pits and it was kind of a quack cancer here that. Had No effectiveness people go down to Mexico and get cyanide poisoning from taking it. Right. So there was an article not signed by him. Saying the FDA is keeping this effective treatment from being used very much like trump does now under Reagan's byline to whom we can assign a lot more responsibility he very adamantly called for the repeal of the law is called the father amendments that required the FDA to certify the safety effectiveness of any drug. Before it was put on the market he it was causing economic harm to the pharmaceutical industry in it wasn't necessary so I think you have to lay that kind of. Anti Science contempt for public health at Ronald Reagan's feet as well. But people don't I don't think people remember Reagan as anything like trump I. mean he was an actor he was a better communicator. He hit a different tone of the media was different. What was different? Well, there's no cartoon about that. It's like you he he might have caught public housing by eighty percent, but he sure did smile he might have X. Y. and Z. but you know his he was always sunny and optimistic any was his tone was very different and this is pretty unique in the history of conservatism. It's always been kind of american-carnage kind of discourse you know Armageddon is just around the corner. And Ronald Reagan always, and he talked about his his mother's optimism that was his boundless as the Cosmos and He certainly shared that to a fault and he was very, very good at basically reassuring Americans. That there was nothing that couldn't be accomplished or solved by Americans and the only problem where these kind of. anti-american foreign intrusions like liberalism and he did it. So genially that the nastiness that that implication that an enormous amount. Aren't quite really Americans at all was often easy to miss. Another thing that was happening in the closing days of that race was that there were still American hostages being held by revolutionaries in Iran. And the Reagan campaign was concerned that Carter might negotiate the release of the hostages which would be a terrific political benefits. So they had something the Reagan campaign. Had A set of plans called the October, surprise project what were they up to? It's pretty interesting because the phrase October surprise is you know has entered our political lexicon and it's also remembered from nineteen eighty. Says a conspiracy theory that that that there was a literal back channel effort to get the rainiest to. The hostages in Iran and then Ronald, Reagan would give them a better deal I'm we could go into that but I'm absolutely convinced that that's not borne out by the facts but you know what is born out by.
"reagan" Discussed on Fresh Air
"This is fresh air I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross as Republicans renominated president trump for a second term we talked with Rick Perlstein who spent twenty years studying the roots of American conservatism. His latest book is about the events that propelled Ronald Reagan to the White House and made him a revered figure among Republicans we'll talk about some of the ways Reagan and trump are alike they both. Played fast and loose with facts in some ways, they're different. Reagan welcomed immigrants and in nineteen eighty talked about establishing an open border with Mexico Perlstein says the presidential race between Reagan and Democrat. Jimmy. Carter was more closely contested than many remember. Reagan's scored a decisive win in their televised debates six days before the election in part because his campaign had acquired a copy of Carter's debate briefing book Pearlstine's book is Reagan Land. You.
"reagan" Discussed on This Day In Esoteric Political History
"The president repeals peels away so. You really start to see it with Goldwater a WHO Mississippi bits of eighty seven percent of the vote in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, four, which is phenomenal best state and sixty eight George. Wallace's running as an independent. He steals it away Nixon get back in seventy two. It's his best in seventy two Watergate derails this process the Democrats nominate a born again Christian peanut farmer Georgia who captures the the native son vote to the south so he wins Mississippi. Back in seventy six, Reagan takes an eighty eighty, four idiots gone. It's now a solid republican state and to the process starts there at the national level and Reagan's campaign in nineteen eighty is part of this long term southern strategy, a political scientists Angie Maxwell, and Tau Cheeto that a great book of along Southern Strategy which link that nineteen sixty, seven strategy with later appeals. They highlight anti-feminists campaigns and appeals to the religious right later decades but they argue it's all. PART OF ONE APPROACH REAGAN DENIES THIS there's a great famous interview with Lee Atwater and Nineteen eighty-one with political scientist Alexander Lena's and the audio is available. You can find this in it at water admits really but the nineteen sixties southern strategy that Goldwater Nixon us was as he said, based on coded race. Right he insists that a nineteen eighty Reagan had nothing to do with that. There was no coded racism there. Obviously I think scholars would say his State's rights language was a lot like the stuff goldwater Nixon pushing sixty, four, sixty, eight, seventy two but they deny. But it's part of a part of that that continue It really is one more thing on this speech and then I WanNa talk about where we are right now and this kind of code languages exists in our politics right now but one thing looking back. At this speech I read what Reagan did say and we've been talking about what he did say it is worth pointing out what he didn't say which is he never acknowledges the civil rights movement. In this speech, he never acknowledges the deaths of those three workers that happened not that long ago, and so you know sometimes it's just as important to recognize what doesn't get put on the table as does exact phrases question it can you talk about the southern strategy and we've and we tend to think of it as something that? We just extended it into the eighties. I. I'm starting to wonder how much it just sort of an ongoing through line throughout American politics. Because right now you know you could argue that there is still a southern strategy of sorts beat employed by Donald Trump I mean he is taking the side of the confederate flag. He is using this kind of language. He's very much I think aligning in the same way I don't know if he's used the phrase states rights he doesn't need coded language so you. Know How much is the southern strategy over and how much does this kind of language still permit our politics I would say in two ways not but it's changed and one of those ways is that the southern strategy is no longer just focused on the south. I mean this was always true like Wallace was up campaigning in Wisconsin and trying to get the white racist there, and this is sort of a through line. Now that you've already got a lock on the south, you don't necessarily need it here. You can expand it to places and in the north. The other way is that the language isn't as coded anymore I mean one of the things that Donald Trump did when he ran for office, was he the dog whistle and he picked up the bullhorn and that's something that you see the in his strategy here as well like he he's not using states rights at the show but county fair he's using Shithole countries on twitter. Or confederate flags at Nascar races or right I mean, no this is a much bigger thing that we will touch on at some point, but I do think your lens of. Southern versus northern is you know that that's maybe disappearance more I don't know if divide is really rural and urban or along educations with, but you know I mean again, I will point out what a lot of people point is in a you just in many ways, you're just as likely to confederate flag in a rural part of the north of the Midwest as you are in the south these days, and so it has switched I guess it's the the sort of language in the is the same, but the geography of has has shifted. So yeah, I would also and Kevin you might have some thoughts on that. This state's rights argument or the the southern strategy now is more explicitly neo confederate and what I mean by that is when Pat Buchanan ran in the Republican primary in Nineteen ninety-two, he doesn't go to the nobody fair. He goes to Stone Mountain Georgia, which is basically the confederate Mount Rushmore with engravings of Robert De Lis stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, and he explicitly starts talking about southern segregationist and how wonderful leaders they were and I think that Donald Trump to uses that explicitly confederate symbolically and arguments and deep defense deep personal defenses of the south as part of his appeal. It's really unusual for a again both guys, Pat Buchanan and Donald Trump to wrap them says as a southerner to wrap themselves in the south like that when their own personal experiences had nothing to do with the south and so I think they see. The in the confederacy against most charitable reading, they could see a kind of a traditionalist Nikki's rouser raised that. They could see a traditionalist America. The could see berry old fashioned a sense of of the we'll call them values but it's a really odd fit and it's one that they have to force themselves to make a dozen. It doesn't fit well, I think on Donald Trump I need a lot of ways watching trump tried to make this pitch as the champion of the confederacy was like watching you know Richard Nixon borrow lines from Wallace back in Sixty, eight and seventy two. It just didn't. Sound as authentic, but yet trump his trident as Nikki said. We're not dealing with a dog whistles anymore. It's it's bullhorns. It is incredibly obvious what he is what he's trying to. We saw this in a statements in Charlotte about Charlottesville. Right. It in the the fight over the confederate monuments and support for the confederate. FLAG NASCAR I mean is. NASCAR is more progressive on this issue than the president who was from New York. City. It's really a bizarre place to be in right now and you know I will I will add one thing which is you know when you're using a bullhorn people it and they react and you know one of the reasons actually this this came up for for us and we wanted to do this episode because we started thinking about. This Mickey when when Donald Trump is scheduled that rally in Tulsa Oklahoma on June on June eighteenth at the site of the Tulsa. Race massacre and there was pushback and there was an understanding of the symbolic around that and you and I were chatting about that moment and you you brought up this speech by Reagan in one thousand, nine, hundred of the moment where that where that symbolic crash. So you know I think we're. We're both. Using bullhorns barrage more attuned to it, and there's more pushback and were. All out in the open and we're having that conversation as we start to wrap up any sort of final thoughts about how this fits into the nineteen eighty election in general, and then I guess like Reagan's presidency I mean it doesn't the I don't think of the nineteen eighty election as as. One that played out along. Racial. Resentment terms I. Don't think of Reagan's presidency is one that hinged on that. Maybe this force us to rethink his presidency or how do you see this fitting in? Well, it certainly covers the white south for the. Republicans. It kind of corrects the with with the all insisted were right that seventy six was an aberration. south had had been locked up by Nixon and seventy two and Reagan reclaimed it in eighty, eighty, four and Bush again, eighty eight, and so the solid south come solidly. Republican. The Racial Angle is certainly air other certainly real objections of the. Civil Rights leaders have to the Reagan record in the eighties It's not usually something we think of in the four round with his administration, but the certainly their time. Yeah. I mean try to think of this as kind of the kinder gentler racist policies of the Reagan era because what this shows us is his early facility with this kind of dog whistle politics and that.
"reagan" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Not a bad thing, the push pass our discomfort in realized that if we're GONNA do this shit that everybody should have something for them. Yeah I saw someone also brought a betty in the chat room. And that that was I watched that you can watch that in like a day if you. Feel. Like. The movie that it was The movie is based on Skate. Kitchen is also a really good movie. I think that's on there, too. Right I think I I. Thought it was but but yeah. Even like stuff like that where 'cause I wash it in my. first two episodes I was like I. Don't know what the hell this is about. Having a good time, and then doing drugs and having a good time. Like like the big cuts light one episode just they can't find a bag. I. The stadium is much lower. On like I'm so used to him black people in. Life altering trauma in all our all our thousand. It took me like two or three episodes. Another bag on really happened nobody. Oh, I can just relax and enjoy the like. Win Turn Yeah I'm like Oh. These likely will. Just they can just do drugs and skate all day and nothing like the police aren't gonNA come and kill them or anything why you know. But. It's like a really interesting show that once again. How many people haven't heard of it? How you probably haven't seen the commercial for it all this shit is out here in a lot net somebody's vision that somebody's drained. Somebody's idea of like you know what they wanted to see on TV so. Don't live in time where we get so much of this stuff so. Bikes when Reagan Stars. Producing Hurston. What are you? What are you looking forward to coming out of pandemic? Are you like trying to hit the ground running? Are you going to be like you know? Still dip a toe into wate- let me see when we get this vaccine, are you? What are you thinking? Oh Gosh I haven't even thought about the vaccine. 'cause you know black folks are within though the medicine in all of that I don't know and this is like a major thing so Iago i. let me see how that go. which also doesn't make any sense because I mean the vaccine is going to be saving your life. Other people needed I, but they fucking need to go I right. If any side effects I don't want the not a far. We really should get in I like. Messed up because white people really trying to the. 'CAUSE y'all group getting the word out of. Lodge I had the worse healthcare. If anyone should get the vaccine black to get. And all of us is like your US Edo so. Why are you picking? My Wallet Fires like we were like when they get this. We should get a I. We don't want us on the front line. We want keep going to work then. It was like okay, you're right. We're going to take I. Know Why you want to give it to me I explain. Nine about this. What's in? Right who are who are going to be? There is not back. there. I! Made this vaccine, I want them to give it to an important white person i. i WanNa see likes them as white people first date and they take it. I'm like I. Tell You what give it. Time hangs, and then we're going to see. How I'm. Let y'all win. Lead Tom! Hey y'all wouldn't let down..
"reagan" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"The Hollywood punishes outspoken people would are you being outspoken about because Mel Gibson is still fucking Gibson in whoever else it woody being outspoken about. I, think the thing that is on our side. Is that no matter okay? We know the reality of what Hollywood is made up of these people like that white woman CEO at Sony or I don't know it's made up of these people were not surprised. And even when you think about somebody like a Harvey Weinstein is a Democrat. He lived to the people that you're dealing with. These look good is that you want to work with you? Know but I think the thing that is on our side. Is that even if it's bullshit? We want to be able to say we are liberal. We are progressive. We're at. We are amplifying marginalized voices even if it's bullshit, so. Time way in the whole world is like you need to put the. We need to put your feet to the fire and see what it is. The good side of history because of the whole pr what Hollywood is, they want to do better will. We will see, but the PR of Hollywood is that they're not the Republicans Robbins do not want to hang out with these people they are, you know Barack Obama, and like weren't we get to hang with man Michelle and all people, so it is in their best interest to WANNA keep pushing. The culture forward but they're not gonNA do it easily. We GonNA have to literally kick the ASS a hallway. Yeah, you. have to be shared because the twice as hard stuff. We did I ruin for the day when I. She can be Kinda wagged. Necessary quality. We can be mediocre. And and for me is maybe on the outside looking in. It's very frustrating when we do. We have so much black content like when we were growing. We didn't have as much content as we do right now. You having Landa insecure like you name all these different shows coming on different networks cable and all that stuff. You know all the Black Ish. And it's funny, though how people complain about stuff, even things, it's mediocre. JACOMB PLOWS I. It's not it's the quantity when we could be mediocre is. We have bad stuff, and it just be bad, and it's Ok like best part of the equation so much about their even having blacks, even having black stuff. That's not for you is progress. Yes, yes, taking awhile it's taken awhile for people's minds to adjust and I do think is GonNa Happen One day. You know because we obviously you never see this kind of pressure on my show. Like now why people shows like melrose place, none of us are like, but what about the middleclass working white Americans who don't have representation beverly, hills nine oh two one like that's just fine for the new that and hopefully we're getting close to that because there's so much content now, and there's so many ideas, and then I noticed that there is a pressure. On black people weather like Reagan you're going into producing directing right, and then there's this pressure right?.
"reagan" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"Something else in they. You know it's very much a dude. Bro, kind of culture, and it's like you call who you know you high. Your your friend. You hire your whoever you get your attorney from your friend. WHO has the same? It's very much like a do. Bro Culture, but what do you do if you're not a DUBREUIL? Of. You don't even like fucking hanging out with a new. And they don't think about you and these do they don't even think like. Even, when I think about the Cleveland show the fact that they had auditions. You can say what you want about wrong them. But the fact that the rest of the cast majority black as far as the characters. You don't even have that on these other shows like mouth, and what L. Like you? You know, so at least that's what I say. At least they made an effort like no, we want. We Want Neil Longer Reagan Gomez, or or whoever else, so at least they may make the effort, but if you're not in those circles, which most of us are not in, even if you've been out here for Twenty Six fucking years, you won't get that job. As to because even like a liberal white person, also I'm like I don't see. Color is a positive right like we didn't think of any race when we collect cast this this all cartoons and alien who gives you like? That's weird. You didn't racing. Let me check the roster. Ninety nine percent white into is interesting now not seen raised yielded the same results as whites only like. These race! I'm telling you maybe about maybe about four years ago and this was. The kind of auditions I've been getting has made easier for me to like okay. I'm I'm not, but I gotTA call. Maybe full years ago was four reality. In. My career. Allie shows NEOM. Husband had been married a long time. You know we'll have been trying to get us on a reality show for a long time hours in. This one! I was like that so I go in and it's a white woman. A wealthy white woman older than me. He's like you know the show. Is GonNa? Be About from Texas right I'm from Texas where we eat like barbecue, and like we live on a farm, but my friends are Hollywood end, so they don't understand me. Being from the south like that was the whole show so blind on my do fucking cuss out my mother aging talking here. How do I can sit in? The No, you love! And number three. Do you even know how blackness works so? You're saying they don't do. I'm black. Are. Like fitting Brian, and having all out every single episode, and looked now fire Iran fucking do the show place like so that's. Like whole law and if my. Coleslaw. I've never heard of that l. a liberal..
"reagan" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast
"That loves little safety. Right right, so it's been. It's been really really wild, but you know we don't see. We normal is relative. That's should change all the time, so we what the new normal is scared of them trying to trick us into like you know we. We could never tell the communicate like this again. We everyone come back into. The last, so many people found out these jobs been lying to them for years. A lot of it was about controlling monitoring and dictating what you do. Because some people, some jobs are structured where you're managing supervisor is almost irrelevant. If they can't physically see you like honestly, so you have managers now they wanNA zoom out the time and all that stuff. They WANNA constantly Chitchat and talking artist stuff. They WanNa see that you are at your desk and you are where you're supposed to be, but my thing. That! You're still being controlled in some way, we. In control of your day right. That's why they do the little. Petty stuff like dress up, BITCH! I'm at home. Why am I gonNA dress up at the house. Right that don't make no sense. Right But like with like even outside of work like when I look at, so my husband works. He's in essential worker, so he's been in and out of the House. Since this happened, but even before this happened when I looked at my most of my days, because even though I'm. I'm an actress and all of that I'm still a mom I'm still a soccer mom. We do not have a second nanny so as my kids gotta be somewhere. On the Beetle WanNa take them so when I looked at our family schedule with me and my two kids picking them up school getting home going to soccer practice, my oldest, my thirteen year old would be exhausted at the end of the day so I'm picking her. Up She got arrest come home around nine o'clock. Get them dress in. She'll still have homework in like a normal day would be going to bed and maybe like midnight. Zoo even looking at that, and like how you? How like other countries like they don't? The kids aren't bombarded with three and four hours of homework every day like we're used to these systems that if you take a moment and you if you had the choice to strange must, people would be like that was fucking a lot. That was a lot on the air. My accused that that was a lot, and if I had an option to do something better where we spend more time, together I would choose that, so that's what I'm hoping. This moment is because his forest school. You know we have those three options, but I don't know how. You can just go back to regular with school I don't I. Don't know how you can do that. Some people are going to want it because. Of their jobs like you said like they are going to be people. That kind of have the US school almost for child care because. You'RE GONNA have some people that want to go back to that just for only for that reason like if they had the option. Like we do now where it's like well, you can like not go to work every day. You can tell a communique to work telecommute to work and then that way. Your child doesn't have to go to school necessarily every day anymore. Because your home you know like if all of that stays in place I think people would opt more for that to be daycares. Our hope I don't know. But the but the other, the other way of there's going to be some people that never got to take. Take the day off. They never got to stay home, and so those people will be like..
"reagan" Discussed on Planet Money
"Voted for this president is watching this speech beach watching this guy? Basically tell Ron I don't care what kind of raise you and your colleagues. Want if you don't get your butts in those little air traffic control towers forty-eight hours it'll be terminated. We're all fire and escape. When he made that speech in that Rose Garden? I just felt betrayed. You know here we. You told us you were going to take care of the system and take care of us and you didn't sell. This is day one of the strike. And you you might imagine that if the group of highly skilled people who are supposed to stop planes from crashing. Don't show up at work that would essentially shut down the skies but the government had a card up its sleeve see the Federal Aviation Administration. The people who make sure planes fly. They've been watching. Contract talks between the government men and the air traffic controllers deteriorate for months. Maybe longer and they've been working on a backup plan. The plan was that if the controllers went on strike doc maybe there was a way to replace them if they could just find enough qualified people out in the world to cross picket lines and then climb up into those air traffic control towers towers. Then maybe the planes keep flying or at least enough planes to show the strikers that. They're not so irreplaceable. After all Donald. Devine Reagan's Reagan's HR guy. He was part of this backup plan. We get more people stealing from the military controllers. They were putting air traffic control. Students agents through accelerated tracks trying to get them ready to try to go to people who retired. Come back but even with all this preparation now that it was actual strike break time donald new. This might not work. It was August after all. What if I don't know there was a hurricane or or what if something else went wrong even if everything was running imperfectly and you had some crazy accident they would have blamed it on this decision on the strike the government was nervous but on they want the strike? All of these replacement air traffic controllers showed up to work. It wasn't enough to replace everybody but by the end of the day. Nearly half of all scheduled flights had flown own. No Crashes Day to the strike. America is dancing to this amazing nine hundred eighty s morning edition themes could morning no movement in the air controller strike. That has cut air traffic by almost half of the big airports the and that morning seemingly small thing Happened that made a huge difference in. US Labor Day is fourth and this is NPR's morning edition. The skies are blue. That is the thing in much of the country little clouds great visibility ideal. If you're say a replacement air traffic controller suddenly asked to land a bunch big planes all of these new controllers that the Reagan administration put on the job. They didn't have as much trouble giving manse two pilots when those pilots could see everything. The news is next. I Good Morning. I'm Carol Castle. According to Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis is the number of commercial. Airline flights has increased this morning from yesterday's fifty. You percent of normal to seventy five percent so that was one thing. Working against the air traffic controller unions closed down the skies strategy. The other thing was Reagan's threat from the Rose Garden. Podium Lewis repeated. President Reagan's promised fire those control. Those who do not return to work by tomorrow remember. Reagan didn't say EH. You're all fired. Starting now he said show up to work in the next forty eight hours or you're fired. He was giving air traffic controllers. Who needed their jobs and option option or from the perspective of the Union's President who spoke on NPR that day? Reagan was trying to break the strike. They're trying to break the union I think they are trying to a US. Every intimidation factor that they can to get the controllers to go back to work. I certainly do believe that they're trying to break. Our Union Reagan's threat and his forty eight hour. Amnesty Eighty were scary to people like Rahm Palmer who are trying to hold steady one guy at Miami. He Walked the picket line first day with a picket sign and got his picture on the front page. Page of the Miami Herald you know. And then he went back to work the following day and all like. Oh my gosh. I didn't know you know. Didn't know as a forty eight hour deadline came to a close close striking controllers around the country gathered together with their families. Ron was at the union hall. Miami we were solidarity. You know we were trying to be solid ella. We were seeing an ice. I got up and sang a couple of songs. What'd you sing? Which side are you on? Which side are you on that moment? The deadline passed asked Ron and over eleven thousand air traffic controllers. Who stayed on strike were officially fired? Not only had Reagan fired. The air traffic controller's he ban them from working air traffic controllers for life when things start getting real Well when the paycheck stops in on thank start really getting real. You're not scared anymore. You just have to get out and do whatever you have to do to provide a living for you and your family and these controllers weren't left with a lot of options options. They couldn't do their job in this country so some of them went overseas worked as air traffic controllers in Europe someone to Canada others like Ron stayed and tried to do something else us he landed first at a car. Dealership then drove. Buses eventually did get a job for the state government in Florida. It was a unemployment employment facility. ooh Wow and for about a decade. This was the life of the striking air traffic controllers. Some of them. I'm never recovered then about a decade after the strike President Bill. Clinton lifted Reagan's ban on air traffic controllers. Getting their jobs back. In Fact Ron finally got his job back and in one final Ron Palmer. Ron Reagan intersection the same year. Ron Palmer got his job back. Congress proposed post to name Washington. DC's airport Reagan national air traffic controller. Strongly opposed this as you might imagine. It didn't matter the name past and after the break why some call this the most disastrous strike in American history. Donald Devine the head of federal employees for Reagan. told me that not long after the strike. This thing started happening businessmen. Come up to me in the you you know when your guy. Reagan stood firm with those guys. I started getting tougher with my unions to. I realize I was giving the store and I don't know how many times that happened. You know maybe only a half a dozen but seemed like a lot. Let's say you well. He did that. I realized I should to what had happened in that moment of the strike was that Reagan flipped the narrative on strikebreaking strikers. Were no longer the sympathetic ones now. They were selfish lawbreakers screwing over regular Americans Reagan on the other hand. He managed to cast himself as as like the hero. Here as the defender of the American public he was able to convince a good chunk of the American public. That strikebreaking aching was in fact. Something Patriotic and at the time America seemed to be on his side just McCartan is a Labor historian at Georgetown. Wrote the book about the air traffic controller strike. He said Reagan's handling of the strike. Got Into business school curriculum like quickly within a year by nineteen in eighty two and there was a group at the Wharton school that came out with a manual which encouraged business leaders to learn from the Pat Co strike so and this was widely disseminated and business leaders. Were reading about it. It was this manual. Like what to do what we learned from the Paco Strike. Thank you if you wanted to be a great chief executive. Take on your union and fight them after Reagan fired. All of the striking air traffic controllers. Suddenly around America. Strikebreaking became the thing to do striking copper miners in Arizona. Fired striking paper workers in Maine fired meatpackers bus drivers so many strikes in the nineteen eighties were broken to the point where unions realized that employers wanted wanted them to strike so that they could fire them and replace them with non union workers. And if you realize that your boss wants you to strike so they can fire you. Who in Rehire somebody else that is going to make you less likely to strike the main piece of leverage unions have the government keeps track of the number of strikes? And if if you look at the numbers you see a lot of strikes right after World War Two when unions were flying high and the numbers trend downward slowly but suddenly in nineteen eighty two. There's this huge dropoff that drop off. That is air traffic controller strike and even with the recent uptick in strikes. You may have read about in the news. Teacher strikes strikes healthcare workers. The number of strikes. Today is still small. Compared to before the air traffic controllers strikes have dropped from about one hundred forty a year in Nineteen eighty-one to about ten to twenty year. Today some people call this the Petco Syndrome. The professional air traffic controllers syndrome. This is the union fear of striking and then ending up summarily fired. Like Reagan did to the air traffic controllers here again is retired controller. Ron Palmer I think Reagan Lord Is. He'll when he lord is he'll on Paco. Everybody in the United States that was a member of union. took a long hard. Look at what happened to us. I am from what I'm I'm basically said they got squashed. Yes yeah and we'd better be careful here. I guess I guess I should ask you know looking back now. Was it worth.
"reagan" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"Movie as secret agent brass Bancroft at Warner Brothers where they shot missiles out of the sky, and I really think that he kind of convoluted this whole idea, but the Soviets actually took it somewhat seriously bought it, and at one point our intelligence people said, even if it doesn't work just by letting the Soviets. No that we have it and it's in development, and it's going to be in place in a few years. They would back down, and they did they bought it. It's incredible. Reagan believed, I think in in storybook endings, which was perhaps one clue to his success that he was such a brilliant storyteller. But it also lead to weaknesses didn't it. I'm thinking of another example, which which critics decried him on food Oooo economics. This this supply-side economics theory that says that you cut taxes, and the government ends up gaining more in revenues, right? He decided to go supply side against the Qian's Z and method that had always been in place, and it didn't work. I mean, it was David Stockman has his young budget director had implemented it and pretty soon. It was just a matter of about eight months to a year Stockman realized that he had miscalculated he couldn't find a way to bridge forty one billion dollars. And it was and the budget was was getting wider and bigger and more on Rulli. So while Reagan did initiate a series. Of tax cuts that really benefited and stimulated business the trickle down never never trickled. He had kind of a hands off management style at times. And it got him into trouble. Tell us what went wrong in the Iran contra scandal that went wrong from the get-go. Jim. It was brought to him by bud McFarlane when he was in the hospital, and he didn't really grasp it, but the big idea and Reagan only, so big ideas, the big idea sounded fantastic to him. Here's what would happen. We would give moderates in Iran. Some missiles to show them that we were they're buddies, and they would gradually agree that the United States. Was there pal? We never found those moderates. I don't even know if they existed, but by the time, we got involved in that it was it was a fiasco and so much money in so many missiles had been given to the Iranians and the money that we got back from them in return for those missiles was hijacked by Ollie north and illegally illegally. And the money was sent to the contras that we're fighting against the Sandinistas Nicaragua. And that was. Was a right wing militias that we're fighting a left-wing government. Exactly. And as it turned out. Neither of them were any good. But but Reagan was convinced these were freedom fighters much, like our revolutionary war patriots and the French resistance and he called them freedom fighters. I don't think he really grasped who they were what they were fighting about what happened with aids. He spent years kind of ignoring crisis at a tin ear when it came to. He didn't understand it. He didn't want to understand it. He never believed that rock Hudson was was a homosexual, and when rock died, it kind of really stunned him when it was announced that he had aids, but somebody who was a family friend introduced him to Elizabeth Glaser whose husband was part of the Starsky and hutch cast, and she was dying of aids because she had a blood transfusion when she was pregnant her baby had already died of aids. And this turned Reagan inside out, and he came out very strongly in favor of aids research, but it was too little too late. Let's talk a little bit about father's mansion..
"reagan" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"And here was a union that wanted to raise. Then adjust wasn't in the budget. Reagan wanted to reach some kind of a compromise with them, but they announced that they were going to strike, and this was a union that backs. Ronald Reagan in Alexia, they supported him up. Down. He was he was personally aggravated because it was against the law for them to strike because they were government employees, and it would have created havoc. But he determined to put his foot down. He felt that if he couldn't do it right away in his first term, then he would be perceived as a weak president. So he he basically fired them all and it was it was hard for him to do. But it was a show of real strength. And it was a huge gamble. I mean, politically took enormous risks. How did the public respond the public back in one hundred percent? They were nervous. They had read a number of things, especially in the New York Times that said that planes would be falling out of the air. And in fact, Fred fielding who was one of his advisors told me that Reagan said, we're going to be all right, Fred. And Fred said, we will Mr President until that I point comes down. And then you're going to be a one term president. It's surprising that that there was such strong support for for Reagan given that at that time, many more people were members of trade unions than they are today. That's true. But the way he approached it was he went on TV to explain it. The people I want to ask you about what that tells us, and what kind of lessons we could have today. We're speaking with Bob Spitz, author of the new biography Reagan and American Journey. It's how do we fix it? I'm Jim megs, and I'm Richard Davies. What are a few lessons of Reagan style for politicians of today? I think the most important one is to realize that you're the president of all the people not just some of the people Ronald Reagan. Learn this very early in his term as governor in his first term. He was one of the first people in the country to pass a therapeutic abortion Bill. This was six years before Roe v. Wade he was personally opposed to abortion, but one of his legislators and the legislature was all democratic came to him and said, you don't understand the people in California want this sixty five percent of the people want you to sign this. Reagan did a few studies found out that indeed that was true, and he decided to sign the Bill above his objections because he said, I'm the governor of all the people not just some of the people. And I think that's the most important thing you can take away from from him. Jim. I think it's fair to say you're more of a fan than of Reagan than I am. Well, that's not the idea of our show. Yeah. You're the you're the here the softy liberal, and I'm Russ cranky conservative heartless conservative. Yes. So I just want to raise a few criticisms sure run through with you. I can help you with those. I remember that that at the time, and certainly this has been a criticism that's rolled down through the years. People worried that Reagan was living in a fantasy land. And one example of that was was was Star Wars was this missile defense system that he came up with that involve wasting billions of dollars and eventually was abandoned. Yeah, he decided to change our strategic policy from an offensive policy, you know, building up to a defensive policy bud McFarlane who was the intelligence officer at the time, and John Poindexter who was his deputy really convinced him to do this. And they brought the chiefs of staff in who were completely against it. As was almost every other Republican will make our and democratic lawmakers. Well, but Reagan Phil, and perhaps in a pollyanna way that we could build some kind of missile shield that would protect those and would shoot missiles out of the sky oddly enough. Off. He was in a.
"reagan" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Like that's not funny Trump with. Is it? I think it's endearing in the moment. I don't think. I don't know. I mean, look, he's not as bad as Trump. I think an interpersonal relationship Trump Reagan to me like his charisma is, I don't know. I think it was more like the same thing with like George W Bush was like people were like, oh, his folksy charisma. And I was like, what are you talking about? Like I don't see that. He just seems like an idiot. But I think Reagan was more like George senior, you know, he seemed lies like an old man who used being old to like fake, convey statelessness than being rich. That's an aspect of like one thing called white man. It's hard to say how much Trump's unpopularity is due to the media cycle. And like if Trump had been president and nine hundred eighty one, would he be more popular because. We just wouldn't have as much focus on it, but Reagan was more popular than Trump. Right, which I don't know like, imagine Reagan though that was, I mean, that's one of the things about making a very like vanilla joke, like, hope you're Republican as opposed to like firing off some crazy ass tweets where you're just so offensive. Well, I guess it's more like if Reagan were president now he'd be tweeting some crazy racist shit all the time. I mean, what do you think he wouldn't know how to use Twitter because he's too old. I think he might be mutton dressed as lamb on Twitter, but I'm saying he at least for sure was saying crazy, racist, homophobic, ship behind closed doors, closed doors. But I think that's the. I mean, not that it makes it any better, but it makes it easier to be a charming hers fit in the public upshots. Like what people think is charming about you, which is obviously, Donald Trump's voters are like I love when he talks about it, did grabs them by the pussy, and that's what I like, you know. But I do think there's different kinds. Of racism and they're all talks, but like with Trump, you've got this more like I'm going to be liked explicitly, call verb in news. Organizations are still like a racially charged incident. You know, they still won't say he's being a racist, even though he's like using racist terms and saying, racist things, people still are like, but he's the president. So we're going to treat it with like the import of like the president saying something right, but it's all the same platforms. The Republican party has always had, which are like homophobia, racism, and like hating poor people will. And I think more to the point what you're getting at, which which is interesting in that it ties in here is one of the things that has been so dangerous in the intersection of the press in this presidency is that we traditionally treat the presidency as this Agust position. There's something special about the president like that. There's a certain level of respect that you should have for the president. And that's obviously nonsense as it occurs to Donald Trump because he's just. An asshole on Twitter nonsense in general, it was nonsense. Then this guy had a fucking astrologer telling planning to circle in the sky, really tight. The stars weren't all like the great presidents of history were like slave owners. So they were not keeping their racism secret. You know, we're rampaging. Alcohol IX are too fat to get out of a bathtub like they're just are wouldn't just do disgust freight. And I think the thing about Reagan was it was like we're casting a guy who looks like he should be the president to play the president on television, but he doesn't actually like no care. Well, that's where the astrologer becomes an important holiday back. Let's get back through withdrawal jer. So when we were talking about these strategy stuff, we were getting into the fact that, yeah, Joan Quigley insisted that Nancy Reagan make drug policy be like her big thing. And of course, Nancy becomes the face of the just say, no campaigns during the Reagan administration, the number. Of people behind bars for nonviolent drug offenses increased from like fifty thousand several hundred thousand like four hundred thousand by nineteen ninety seven. So yeah, Nancy Reagan wasn't making policy on that, but she was the face of it in. She had a significant role in setting public opinion and some of that's on Nancy and some of that's on Joan Quigley. That's on Ronnie. Most of its on Ronnie because Joan Nancy weren't making policy feel like it's also it's always like frowned upon for the president to like, listen to his wife, you know, and make policy based on that. But unless she gets her little pet projects, right? But like incarcerating drinking dating everybody. Yeah, the homie things. Yeah. So, yeah, in addition to urging Nancy to make anti-drug policy, a cornerstone of her first lady ship Joan insisted that Nancy avoid doing any interviews with fashion magazines. I think she mainly includes this part of the take another shot at Nancy or another seventeen magazine that she doesn't mention in a magazine by name. He's just like, screw magazine's magazines. Poor people can afford those. Watch only read gold. But yes, she says that not talking to fashion magazines was the hardest thing for her to give that up. She tried to, we'd only into letting her do it, but I was firm Joan claims at the time. She picked for Nancy to do her public appearances and our anti-drug speeches and stuff, or as perfect as possible. She's very proud of this work and says, it's the reason that miss Reagan's reputation improved throughout her husband's time in office. Here's Joan again quite typically when Nancy thank me for turning her image around. I said, and it was something she was already aware of, Nancy, Joe Kennedy pay between one and two million dollars in nineteen sixty for what I have done for thousands of nineteen Eighty-one. She claims Joe Kennedy had to pay publicists to make a Jackie jackie-o popular will come on. Everybody would have Jackie on what she did. She was fucking Jay. Lino NASA slink go to hell John quickly. And then she said to Nancy, really, you must admit it has been a present. And again, she was getting nine thousand dollars a month in modern dollars. Because when you're paying for astrology, any number seems both ludicrous and completely say. Nine thousand you. If you're if someone's giving you nine thousand dollars for this, it seems easy to argue that that's a tiny amount and saying, I'm the only person who can give you this information right also. I mean, it Joan Quigley does not sound like a feminist, but in a way advising the first lady to not push her 'cause in fashion magazines is kind of a feminist stance taken way more seriously if you avoid that channel entirely like, I'm kind of behind that. I'm not. I'm not against that part of it also like Nancy, Reagan just wanted to be in fashion magazines. That's what she wanted to be first lady. So she could be on the cover of vogue or whatever. And if she just been on the cover of vogue and not been talking about drugs. Yeah, maybe we'd be in a better place should have stuck to stuck defection. Yeah. And more, I guess more to the point would would urge me is just like, I'm sure that to Joan Quigley nine thousand dollars a month was pittance, but like that's just further makes me dislike her because it's likely three families could have lived just for this one torito's wants to pay us all. Astrology, no. And you know, as horrible as Joan Quigley is is as good as Courant's. Doritos tastes hot day. Not eating Doritos. Okay. Let's let's move back on co op this for our pockets. So now I really wanted to get a dorito sponsorship, say, Subaru, we're going to try our best I interviewed an influence or and I was like, how do you get brands to sponsor you? And she was like, I just like at them and I'm like, hey, sponsor me. And I was like, that works. I was like, I'm going start. Yeah. Now brands all the time listening. This should hashtag at Doritos in the podcast and try to try to Reagan's for putting us in this whole world where we all need to be sponsored by bringing to exists hell world. Don't you mean not show tastic world. I mean a cool, a cool ranch where the cool rate Santa Barbara ran. You brought it back to fight it. Yeah, I salute you for that. So yet Joan claims that her advice made, Nancy Reagan more popular, and it's hard to argue with that at least in the fact that Nancy Reagan did get a lot more popular. She started with like fifty, seven percent approval rating after her first year, but rose to seventy one percent by nineteen eighty five. So whether or not it was Jones doing Nancy. Reagan was a lot more popular. Right about not doing the fashion magazines too because the fashion magazines would have just been a list of like what expensive things she was doing. Acklin wearing, but also the eighties, I thought that's all anybody wanted. No, I think. I mean, I think she's trying. I think Joan was trying to create the illusion of substance where she found none. Well, you know, the main way. Yeah, right. True way to create the illusion of substances to not talk that much that's true or or do just appear. I mean, when she had Nancy, kind of choose her projects and then mentioned those all the time, she's also kind of editing out anything else. Nancy might want to say overweight, less well giving you're talking point. Yeah, in, yeah, in Joan works started with Nancy, Reagan's image, but it did not in there as the months and years went on. ANSI came to rely on Joe and more and more. It's hard to say what influence her husband's worsening health had on this, but Jones involvement in the Reagan administration became extensive. Here's a quote from Joan. I was responsible for timing. I'll press conferences. Most speeches, the state of the union addresses the takeoffs and landings of Air Force. One I picked the time of Ronald Reagan's debate with Carter in the two debates with Walter Mondale all extended trips abroad as well as the shorter trips in one day excursions. In other words, Reagan did not leave the White House without Jones say-so. She also helped the Reagans make major health decisions. Quote, I delayed President Reagan's first operation for cancer from. July tenth nineteen eighty five to July thirteenth and chose the time for Nancy's mistake Demy so she's got an unbelievable amount of influence. Don't even think it was weird that they were having like press conferences at like twelve twenty five or something, you know they, they did like there were like, that's one of the quotes from earlier, is people talking about. It was weird the times they set for things and nobody really knew exactly why, but there would be mess why? Nancy said this isn't a good time. Seems like I like some smoking gun of that. Yeah, that Joan was picking the time that they were times. No, it's one of those things like it's definitely like no one who is at who's closely administration's refuted. Any of this ANSI said it wasn't that big a deal. True, but Donald Regan's like no thing. It sure was a thing. It's important that you understand John quickly never claimed to be clear voice, which is how Donald Regan described her. I don't think Donald Regan was an astrology guy. She claims that a clairvoyant is a mystic or psychic while Jones yourself is basically a scientist, and this is her view of astrology. I base my Esther logical analysis on the data provided by strana mors in charts calculated by computers. My conclusions are based on this accurate scientific material in the same way, your doctor support this diagnosis by the laboratory reports in a communist basis, his predictions on statistics, so Joan didn't have a computer for own. This was the eighties. She would send a lot of the information that she was calculating off to third party companies who had computers, which means that in addition to the unsecured phone call, she was having with Nancy Reagan about the president's secret schedule. She was also sending off that information to strangers. Was she saying in her what she likes sending postcards basically saying the president wants to have air force Lunt one launching, you know to this place on this date at this time. All she says is that no one could have figured out what they were talking about based on the info. She gave those people, but we're having to take her word from, right, right. So I'm just, I'm just setting that up. Then there's a severe breach in the presence of her mation security as a result of this. This astrology thing that's going on. So Joan is a serious lady. She had nothing but contempt for astrologers who write for newspapers magazines like she used to do when she was young needed, the money. She reaches that there are at present no forced standards for astrologers in that unworthy people cannot be prevented from assuming what should be a respected title. So she's very angry about popular astrology, which is the strategy that people can afford if they can afford a newspaper, miss quickly, spent a large chunk of her book trying to convince us that astrologers have been historically necessary in government. She points out that most great kings had astrologers that Isaac Newton believed in astrology, that Einstein believed in astrology. So like she spends a lot of her book trying to convince. You that it's fine for an astrologer to advising the president. Now in her view of the world, every achievement of the Reagan era, and also every human achievement in general was made possible by the combination of the star is being in the right position. She credits miracle flight to the fact that Neptune Pluto were together in the air sign of Gemini and the early nineteen hundreds. That's true. Okay. Good. Good to know. I thought it was like people fell. Yeah, everybody know the air dying until they got it, right. No, it's good. That's magnets. I could go back and forth about like all the different things Joan believe. I wound up putting a lot more of that in the first draft of this that I trimmed out just because like, let's keep it to the Reagans. It is important that she claims to put an huge amount of work to the charts that she was doing. So for example, exact birth times are necessary for good horoscopes since Ronald Reagan was born back in the olden times before people kept track of when babies were born Joan had to rectify him, which is the term she uses for some reason for figuring out someone's birth time using backwards math. So she claims to have calculated with Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan's birth times. Did. How what backwards math is like, I'm I'm dying to know about back a little bit of magic. Are you? I got that quote when you don't know what time of day in individual was born and for serious astrology, the exact birth time is indispensable. You must figure it out from such clues as the known events that person's past their appearance and psychological and physical characteristics. Not already explained by the other factors and their horoscope. It's not math. No, no. She claims to know the exact minute. It's like reverse. She's like, oh, he seems like he was born in around twelve twenty five. So it seems like an afternoon. Yeah. Seems like a four. Thirteen finality to be like, okay. Yeah, sure. Yeah. Yeah. And everyone who could have proved a wrong on this been dead for decades. 'cause Reagan was born in like the teens? Yeah, you know, clocks than either so. So we have to cut for some. What of those things where people sell stuff and other people learn about products and services? Rita's Doritos. We're having a Doritos break now. So you guys have a crunch tastic time listening to these add taste ads. And
"reagan" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"If Nancy Reagan's version of things is true and Merv Griffin didn't counter her at least when she when she recalled this than this lady reached out to Merv because he knew that Merv was gonna talk to Nancy, Joan reached out to Merv and said, oh, I predicted what happened to President. Reagan, I saw it coming in which case. So in which case, one of two things is true. Either. Astrology does work in this lady legitimately saw that President Reagan was in mortal danger had the first lady's phone number in didn't reach out and call her or astrology doesn't work that way in Joan just lied. Merv Griffin because she knew Nancy would hear from she just saying I could have predicted it if you would. Had me on on the job already. That's what her memoir. That's what Jones says in her memoir Nancy's like saying that Joan called Merv Griffin and was like, I could have stopped it yet according to what Merv said, Nancy. Reagan Joan told Merv the president should have stayed home. I could see from my charts that this was going to be a dangerous day for. I'm gonna go ahead and believe Joan. Yeah, me too. Because really? Yes, because I think that it's way more credible that she would say I wasn't looking if I had, then I could have predicted it because why would you know? Yeah, I, I think that that's way more likely because if she had known, she would have also tried to reach out because she'll 'cause it would have achieved the same Louis. But what the reason I believe Nancy's account is because they both admit that Nancy stops calling Joan after Ronald wins the presidency. But after the assassination attempt, wouldn't you think that Nancy would kind of start reaching out, but I think Nancy would start reaching out if one of her friends says this astrologer tells. Me, she predicted think the empties looking for clues. She was admittedly freak out. She was admittedly and freak out mode, but it also she she's presented with a solution which is that this lady predicted the assassination and I could've stopped it if I kept talking her, but don't you think that it also makes Nancy seem like a more reasonable person if she claims that will then Merv who everyone loves called me and said, you know, like astrology is not bullshit, as opposed to having to admit, I was so freaked out that I reached out to my oldest, Roger that I only had to drop because it was like kind of tacky. Well, she doesn't say that she dropped Joan because it was kind of tacky. She's actually totally positive about Joan. Like Nancy, Reagan's never anything, but nice like glue. She the bodies are buried. Yeah. I mean, I don't like Joe never do. Never talks about the bodies being buried junk got paid off to just take this money for this too. Pro Joan people. You know, this is what I want because I can't be mad at somebody for scamming, Nancy Reagan. 'cause Nancy, Reagan sucks. So bad that like she, but it, but tell us more if there was only money at stake. I wouldn't care if it out that Joan was like, Nancy. Reagan like the star say, you should like pretend the aids crisis isn't happening like then I'll turn on Joni. Not quite that. It does tie the war on drugs. I think some of that is just Nancy Reagan. Yeah, that's yes. Some of that's Nancy Reagan. I feel like I think she called Merv so that she could get Nancy because she knew that if Nancy heard from her, like she would like, oh, I could have stopped this like like that rings true were to me the Nancy Reagan calling Joan and being like, could you have predicted it? And can you make everyone love me? I still believe Joan. I don't know. I know people who are very obsessed with their astrologers, and I think some, yes, true that they'll get sort of like not great readings. And then. Something scary happens and they reach out almost like a therapist that is plausible to I just have trouble believing number one that the conversation immediately swung from. Can you stop my husband from dying to Kenya, make America, love me. No, I don't think I think the same thing. 'cause she's like, if my husband dies, I'm not first lady anymore. Like I both need my husband to stay alive and then to be the most Keno because she's an actress. She just wants to be playing the part of the the first lady that everyone loves. Yeah, I guess part of it comes down to whether or not you believe she's a shitty actress, which is why and Ronald wasn't a great. They were both not good actors, which is why they're not believable. I mean in fairness, there were like two good actors back then. Yeah, but they were the the knock good actors who snitched on people at the blacklist trials, so we need it. We've been new, they were bad. Yeah, I don't know. So. Okay. So we're, we're, you guys are coming down on Joan was just responding to legitimate job offer, and I'm thinking Joan was trying to like sneaker way back into the Reagan's life by taking advantage of an assassination attempt. So that's where we are right now. All right. So we'll see where everyone's opinions lineup at the end of this story. So I should probably note right now for the sake of completion. Joan does claim at another point in her memoir to have foreseen something terrible and not told Nancy Reagan about it. She claims that she predicted Nancy, Reagan's cancer and said, nothing Nancy's horoscope had indicated to me months in advance that she would develop breast cancer. I didn't want to alarm her by coming right out and telling her I knew all too well would a warrior. She was. So I did what I always do. In such cases, I advise her to have monthly checkups and frequent mammograms, certain that the doctors. Would discover it the minute developed. Which strikes me is a little bit of a dick move, but I don't know. Maybe that's a strategy standard practice to, I mean, the odds of getting breast cancer. If you're a woman are so high, that it's a pretty safe bet to say. At some point, you'll get cancer. But I mean, if she told Nancy Reagan, I see that you're going to get cancer. What could Nancy Reagan have done other than exactly what she advised her to do. I mean, what can you do? If you know you're about to get cancer other than see a doctor? And I think this again part may tie back to the fact that I don't think she for saw any of this. And she says, claiming later after the fact to have foreseen someone's cancer to make her sound good, which doesn't sound good though. No, administer sound terrible on tariffs. There's no way to say, I knew you were going to get cancer. Didn't tell you, and I'm not surprised that the Reagans would take all their advice from like an amoral scammer because that's what they are. Yes. And we'll we'll, I mean, yeah, we're, we're, we're, we're in that world California scammers. I also feel like. They were coming from California where it's like nineteen eighty. Like who doesn't have a personal trip travel. Yeah, which is part of the thing like they're like one. She's always got. She's got all these pictures in the book where it'll be like someone some Senator or whatnot, and she'll be like Senator such and such didn't have an issue with my astrology because he had an astrologer and it's like, okay, if she had had like a like a priest on call or whatever. Yeah, it seems like it's kind of the same thing. Yeah. I mean, maybe more acceptable to middle America. She's got a priest than if she don't. They love horoscopes. Yeah, who doesn't van Jellicoe might not. Yeah. And I would say the difference between a precent horoscope is that a priest and I, I'm not into religion either, but a priest doesn't claim to be predicting the future for you. A priests can just be like like the priests that most presidents talked to. They're not like being like, hey, what time should I take my plane off? Like should I do this meeting? They're like, what does God say about bombing? People in the Sudan, and apparently God's fine with it. But yeah, anyway. We've, we've gotten past the assassination attempt in Jones prediction of Nancy, Reagan's cancer. So yeah, after after the assassination attempt, Joan gets the offer to become the astrologer for the Reagan White House, and she decides to take it on, she says that, you know, she knew that if she took the Reagans on quote, it'd be giving up all my time and effort like those who take part in any administration sacrificing the rewards, they command in the private sector in order to serve their country. She exclusive to the Reagans. No. No, she's this. This is nonsense. This is just one of their client, and she was paid extraordinarily wealthy. Three thousand dollars a month in nineteen, which is today nine thousand dollars a month for her clients. That's what I wanted. Now. She doesn't go into much detail. Merv Griffin was definitely one of them, but she was like a lot of famous San Francisco, socialite stuff, wealthy people in this. This is a big trend in the book is Joan bragging about how selfless she is for working for the Reagan's. She claimed that Nancy begged her to take them on for free because the Reagans didn't have much money, but they eventually settled on a some which again, Joan claims were basically poverty wages, but which was about nine grand a month in rotted money, which is in my mind, a lot of money, she remarks regularly like pretty much every chapter how heroic she is for taking just this pittance quote, I charge Nancy a monthly fixed fee because she needed much more my time than she could afford. This was very generous on my part because I often worked longer than time for a while when an emergency would arise. I was working as long as nine hours uninterrupted. Oh my goodness. Oh my God. Yeah. In this is I, I guess another call it to the Doritos people if they want to sponsor the podcast, I will work nine hours uninterrupted on a a Doritos themed monster podcast. We're trying to get the Doritos people to the Rita crumbs thrill. Yeah, I feel like they're the perfect ship for dictator based comedy. Mancha's might be in the running, but I think Doritos is more of like the, you know, from delay cram as you might say, yeah, yeah, someone on Twitter came up with a great hashtag nachos, not Nazis, which I think, yeah, yeah, we can. We can sell some Doritos anyway back to the Reagan's. So yeah, in Nancy's version of events, which again, nobody's credible here, which is why I'm grateful to have y'all's perspective on the matter. 'cause I just wanted a painting Joan, but you're right, Nancy. Reagan does not deserve to be taken seriously or literally at her own word either. So Nancy claims that Joan became a crutch in something of a therapist, but nothing more, you know, she would call her when she was anxious about something or meeting that Ronnie was going to have, and I can't not call him Ronnie now because I read that a thousand times. And I think that Nancy is lying about this. I don't think she's lying about using Jonas a therapist that does not seem out of that of the pale at all right. But I do think that Nancy's fibbing about Joe, not having a big role in the administration because Donald Regan's account backs up Jones claim that she was important and she was making major calls. It is interesting to me that Nancy's only nice to Joan in her memoir. She says Joan was sweet and emotionally supportive and expresses admiration for how she handled the press. When the story broke. It's interesting to me that Jones spends her whole book attacking, Nancy Reagan, and making her look like a monster with quotes like Nancy was almost totally innocent of history. I was often surprised by how little she knew about it. She was in no way and intellectual deeply reflective, which I don't disagree with, but is not a nice way to refer to the person who is the only reason that you're noteworthy. Maybe she thinks it's not the only reason she's not worthy. That's the difference between a politician in a psychic? Yeah, Plain Dealer. Yeah, yeah. In Joan makes a big point about how much Nancy Reagan hated. Ille- whistle the holocaust, survivor and author and what he won a. Was it a Nobel? I think, yeah, she says that Nancy Reagan hated. Ily was l because of he made a big fuss. When Reagan laid a wreath at a cemetery were Nazis buried, which is a reasonable thing to be angry about if you're a holocaust survivor when we sell, became vocal about it and sparked an outcry Joan claims. Nancy said he acts like he's crazy, it's his fault. He's a fanatic. And after this point, Joan chimes end to say that she doesn't think Nancy was a racist in the most racist way possible to be fair, Nancy was not a religious bigot. She liked her wealthy Jewish friends as well as her friends of other religions.
"reagan" Discussed on Presidential
"So close but not not closer nancy reagan told me in lieu there are times when there is a barrier there that i even i can't get beyond but this is not something that is is exclusive to reagan third lots of great men who keep part of themselves always to themselves the person who most readily comes to mind is ronald reagan's first title franklin roosevelt i dunno three or four dozen books on fdr and in every one of em you find some passage by people who knew him that they didn't know what he was thinking couldn't there were some part of him the the could never penetrate i think it's sort of add to the mystique of both presidents had also could make frustrating to deal with but it's a quality that that you see replicated in other leaders said was in nineteen sixty team when reagan was fifty one years old he officially switched his party affiliation from damage teen being a republican and a couple of years later he gave a speech in support of republican candidate barry goldwater which basically garnered attention in the sphere of national politics and here's here's a little clip preserving ronald reagan.
"reagan" Discussed on Presidential
"Well sell at me that leads indeed there's this question that i i've asked on just about every episode as so you know humor me that uh what do you imagine it would be like to go on a blind date with ronald reagan will a lotta pupils is gone was ronald reagan between donald his first merged in the media nancy reagan actually uh talked to a couple of people who did they found reagan's light hearted charming very sociable and polite and good manners they liked that dressed will kind to generous to his the person he was worth but also and this was after marriage that he thought was going to last forever a little bit remote not eager to rush into a commitment but he was he was charming to be with a remote rain was one of the people that i've known a a who who women fell foreign men liked he had a uninsured to him a self confidence the people liked so you had mentioned did you know that he could be difficult to now and i've i've heard that set of him before as well and what exactly is meant by that i mean if he was mormon charming i mean what's what's the part of him that that struck people as unknown our our our our urgent afar with because so armor will show the child will alcohol or can if you're a you you've seen things that you don't you don't wanna share and you put the somewhere in the back of your brain so you allow people to get.