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We had an election on Tuesday,and a lot of things happened. Don
Bacon of course, beat Dan Frye, and we've we've had both those guys
on prior to the election. SoBacon's going to face off against Vargas in
the general election and in the legislativeraces. There's been a whole bunch of

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things going on here. And LuenneLenahan has agreed to come on. She's
a state senator from District thirty nine. Good morning, Luanne, Good morning,
David. How are you. I'mgreat now your district thirty nine?
Uh, and so that actually coversmy area, and so I just have

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you gotten any complaints about me oranything? I mean, has there been
any No, no issues. Okay, I just ran because of you.
What's that? That's actually why sheran because of you? And yeah,
I'm glad you haven't gotten any phonecalls on navite anyway, Okay, good
well, listen, I had achance to get kind of a review of

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the legislature and the numbers, andI really wanted to gain your perspective of
what happened in the primary here andwhat we've got to get accomplished in the
general Basically for me, I wantto put the team together that's really going
to support the governor in his planto reform the tax code of Nebraska and

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get Nebraska more competitive. So whatcan you tell us about the election that
we need to know? We hada very very good night. We being
the Republican party, I know werun as nonpartisan, but both parties are
very heavily involved in legislati races,as are other groups that are involved in
politics, whether that's you know,the unions or chambers of commerce. There's

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a lot of interest obviously in whowins legislative leagues in state and braskeet because,
as you know, tax policy,funding, school funding, roads,
all of that goes through the legislatureto the governor's deaf. So it's important
that we win these seats well.We get good people. And even though
we're a unicameral folks, and ifyou don't know what that means, basically,

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there are no Democrats, there areno Republicans. We're all independents,
and there isn't a House and aSenate like there are in other states.
And of course that means that everybody'sgoing to come together and just get along
just fine. And there's not goingto be any issues, right, but
all the votes they pretty much goalong party lines on so many different things

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that you really do have to payattention to whether Republicans are winning or whether
Democrats are winning. If you wantto get reform in the state, wouldn't
you say yes? Absolutely? Absolutely, and every we're in a situation where
over time historically it wasn't necessary.We're not a situation any difficult issue takes

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thirty three votes. So last cyclewe want several races, and we have
managed the last two years to getto thirty three with the help of a
couple of Democrats, but sometimes morethan a couple. But every every issue,
whether it was income tax cuts,property tax cuts, school funding,

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every issue with any real importance,had to get to thirty three. So
we don't just have to have twentyfive and twenty six or twenty seven.
We really need to get to thirtyfive or thirty six if we possibly can.
Okay, So if if you don'thave those numbers, then tell everybody
what happens you get you get amajority of folks also going in one direction,

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and then you have a few thatdo fillerbusters and all that stuff.
Why don't you talk about the kindof nonsense that goes on there. So
I'll go back to income tax cutsand property tax cuts. Not this last
session, the short session, butthe long session the first year that Governor
Pillin was governor and he had agreat year. We managed to and actually

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Governor Ricketts had started it, butwe managed to completely do away with social
security on income tax and social securities. Were want of a lot of states
to do that, so it doesn'tmatter anymore what your income is, your
social Security tax will not social Securityincome will not be taxed. We increased,
we set up the income tax cuts. So we're headed to a top

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rate of three ninety nine. WhenI was elected eight years ago, our
top rate was seven point eighty one. So that is a significant income tax
cut. Every one of those cuts. And property tax we did a lot.
As people know if they take advantageof the income tax refund for property

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tax paid for school, well theyknow that that was a significant cut.
To talk about Wait wait, wait, wait, wait, talk about that
for a second, because I'll betyou a lot of people forget that.
So they do what what if youpay state property tax, it's a credit
against earth. It's not a creditbut it's a deduction against your income tax
in Nebraska, it's complicated, okay, so I'll slow down, and that

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is unfortunate. We have several peoplenot claiming this. So you get a
thirty percent credit, not a deduction, a credit against your income taxes for
thirty percent of what you paid foryour school general fund property taxes. So
let's take for instance, a housethat you're paying. Let's say you're paying

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three thousand dollars in property taxes toyour school, which would not be it
would probably be close to average housein Dougas County. That would be nine
hundred dollars you should get if youowe. If you owe nothing in income
taxes, you get a check fornine hundred ficks. If you ow one

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thousand dollars in income taxes state stateincome taxes, you would get you would
only have to pay one hundred.It's a significant tax cret that unfortunately too
many people are not aware of peoplewho are. I'm aware I got my
check last month, and I livea health coort and we don't know that
taxes are high here. So it'sa significant tax cut. It's up this

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year. Currently, this legislature setat side five hundred and sixty million dollars
for just that tax det nice.Okay, So when does the income tax
get down to three point nine ninetwenty seven, twenty twenty seven? Okay,
Well, you know, I thinkyou know South Dakota has no income

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tax floor. Colorado's income tax Ithink is about four percent. What did
I Hioway just do? It wentdown? Oh? How about that?
And they're trying to go they're tryingto go lower. But we're I'm not
saying we're done, but we have. We have done significant things. Now,

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going back to why it's so toughto do it is every one of
those cuts with filibusters, every oneof them abuster. Explain what a fillerbuster
is. That means we have arule in the we own our debates in
the legislature, and this is setby the Speaker and I agree one hundred
percent with it. On general file, which is the first time we talked

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about the bill, we have eighthours to debate the bill. So at
the end of eight hours, wehave what you call culture, and if
the bill doesn't get to thirty three, the bill goes away. It's done.
So let's take the property tax cutbill for example. It took eight
hours of debate. Then we hadto have thirty three votes, and then

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we went to select. That's thesecond time we debated. That takes four
hours to debate. We had fourhours to debate, then we had to
get thirty three votes, which wedid, and then on final I don't
think the debate went quite two hours, but it went probably an hour and
a half and then we finally voted. And on the final vote, when

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people have a record vote that theyhave to tell their constituents about, we
got forty four votes. So thereare people who filibuster bills. Senators who
know they're going to vote for itif it ever comes to a vote,
if they try to kill it toa filibuster, so there's not a record
vote that they vote. Okay,So what is a filibuster? Is it

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somebody that just gets up to themicrophone and they just keep shooting their mouth
off hope and time expires. Yes, every time. So in the eight
hours you can you can't actually oneor two people can filibuster a bill for
eight hours. You do it bymotions that are you know, returned to

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committee, some set until the endof session. Just goofy kind of amendments
that we know they know we're notgoing to pass, but every time they
introduce a new amendment, then theyget to speak three times for five minutes.
Well, right, I mean theycan kill a bill by doing that,
right, Oh yes, oh yes, I've had bills killed that way.

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Okay, we're going to take aquick break here, State Senator Lwann
Lenihan. When we come back,Lwan, let's talk about some of the
key races that we really need topay attention to. I'm dave Na,
Peter Brown, Roger Olson will beright back. So we've got some contested
races here. Which ones jump outat you that are going to be the
most important. Well, they're allimportant, but many of them were lucky,

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or I feel we're lucky because we'vegot Republicans running against Republicans. Let's
start with a seat that I'm thrilledat the results. Well, Kathleen kao
oh, she has been a greatsenator. She won a difficult race last
time. She had to run again, so she just ran two years ago,

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and how she has to run again. She came, she had a
great, great turnout in the primary. I think she's she's going to be
figned, but we need to makesure that she comes across the finish line.
Also, it looks like it lookslike a big fight because her competitor,
mary Anne Foulchered, a Democrat.She raised one hundred and eighteen grand,

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So I mean she's got the abilityto raise money. Looks like she
raised twice as much support for peopleon the left. Say that again,
Peter, it looks like, yes, sorry about that, Luyinn. I
was just going to say before youanswered, I was going to say that
Kathleen cath looks like she raised twiceas much money and received twice as many
votes as Maryanne. So is thatmaybe not as worrying to you. Well,

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anybody that isn't politics always worries,or especially before election. I got
you. I'm worried, but I'mnot. I feel very confident that Kathleen
will win if she has to keepworking and she Kathleen is a hard worker,
and she knows how to raise money. She is good at constituent services,
She takes care of people themselves,pople where she stands. Yeah,

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she's a rock star. I amI am really really impressed with her.
What about this race between Carolyn Bosenand Nikki Bamer Pop in Distri twenty five
again Carolyn, they'd beat Carolyn upin that race. It's the same group
of people. It's unions and agroup of very liberal Omahans and some in

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Lincoln who are interjecting themselves into theseraces and supporting people that would not generally
be elected because they're so far tothe left. So that Bosn's race,
they targeted Boson, how and Ballardand they lost big and all three of
those races. Well, boss thatBosn's Lancaster County, right, So that's

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right, that's going to be inthe Lincoln area sotime. Those of you
in Lincoln, you really need tosupport Carolyn because she's on the on the
right side of the issues and willsupport the governor. Okay, what other
races? Ballard is another one Lincolntoo, the port. Both Ballard and
Boson were appointed by the governor,so that's always a little tricky because it's

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their first time they're running. Soit's very important to the governor and to
the rest of us that those twoget through. And they both had very
good primary nights even though they wereattacked and fairly. What is what is?
What does Ballard do for a living, you know? Yeah, Ballard
has a family winery. It's agriculture. His family. I think his grandfather

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actually started the business and he workedfor the family business. Oh cool,
Okay, what else? Another racewe need to pay a particular attention to
here in Omaha is my seat.I'm term limited, so there are two
people running for it. Tony Sorrentinois the individual I'm supporting. He is

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a CPA and a lawyer. He'sbeen very active in the Omaha community for
a long time. It was closedhe won, but yeah, again it
was. Tony's an awesome guy.I've known him for years. You can't
get any better than Tony. I'mI'm really glad he's running, right,

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He'll be great. I'm thrilled thathe's running. I'm not too concerned that
that race was closed. Alison Hinesran against me four years ago, so
she's already been on the ballot.And I looked this morning and she got
more votes in the primary in twentytwenty against me than she did against Tony.
Tharantino's politics she was when she ranme, she was a Democrat.

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She switched to nonpartisans. But Ithink she will not. I mean,
she's a very nice person. Ilike her. I like her family.
She's got her mom's a dear person. But she will not vote Republicans.
He will not be a conservative vote. Okay, and Tony's gonna win anyway.
So well, that's that's cool.Anybody else that jumps out at you

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that we need to pay attention statewide? We're going to have a tough race
in Grand Island. Uh, it'sDan Quick versus Rey Agular. Dan Rey
Aguilar was in the legislature for eightyears, then he left. Dan Quick
run won that seat. He's aDemocrat labor guy, and then Ray ran

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against him four years ago and beathim, and now Dan is running again.
They're both well known in Grand Island. It's a little bit different when
you get west of Lincoln. Peopletend to really know who they're state senator's
art. That's not so much thecase here in metro areas. So that
race will be neck and next.But we really need Aguilar to come back,
all right, tell me that.Tell me about Dan Lanowski. Yeah,

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I think I don't know him.I'm looking forward to meeting him.
My understanding is he was a retiredhe is a retired teacher. He was
a wrestling coach at Adam Central,which is the school district that kind of
surrounds Hasties, and I think he'sa good guy, so I'm excited about
him. All right, Well,Luanne, thank you so much for coming
on the show. It's always ablessing to have you fill us in on

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what's going on. What's next foryou? Nothing for a while. I'm
looking forward to not driving to Lincolnin January. Sounds the light. Now,
tell everybody kind of what your historyhas been. I mean, you've
worked for a number of candidates andthings over the years. Give us a

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quick I give us a quick bile. Okay, I was quick. I
was. I've done four children,and when my youngest was a baby.
I started working in politics pretty muchfull time in nineteen ninety, not long
ago. And then I ran AliMilder. I ran her race, okay,

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and then and then in ninety two, I think ninety two, I
was the executive director of the DouglasCounty Party and we had a very good
year ninety four. People remember wewon a bunch of seats in ninety four.
And then I went to work forChuck Hagel. I was his campaign
manager and then chief of staff,and then when he decided not to run
again, I went to work forthe Bush administration. Then I went to

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Rock and then I came back toNebraska and decided, why are the taxes
so high here? This is ridiculous? So I read you know what,
it's a very very impressive career,and Nebraska has been blessed because you've lived
in it. And I just,uh, I pray that what's next for
you brings you great joy and valueand and hopefully we'll get some of your

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intellect in the future in politics forsure. Well, I will be paying
attention and thank you for all yoursupport over the years. It's been wonderful
and I appreciate it very much.And I love Nebraska, so I will
stay tuned. And I've got ninegrandkids, seven of which you're in Nebraska,
so I'm going to be around nine. Good for you? Is your
phone ringing off the hook? Mom? Can you babysit for this? And

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can your babysit for that? No? No, I have babysiting one day
next week all day. Okay,Yeah, I've got I've got the kids
some this summer. But none ofthem live real close, so that's not
but I see him often. It'sI've got four of them are sleeping upstairs
right now, but their parents arehere too. Good deal, all right,
thanks, Luan, have a greatweekend. Okay, when we come

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when we come back, we havethe Bill Williams coming on from Patriotic Productions.
There's a big parade coming up.We're gonna be talking about that,
so don't go away, folks.This is kfab's Morning News Saturday with Dave
Navita on news Radio eleven KFAB.We've got in the studio Bill Williams and

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Bill I just got to tell hima little bit disappointed because Yvonne's not here.
Vonn is at home and listening.But you know, when it comes
to presentation, she's the bomb.She is the president of Patriotic Productions.
I have, she is vice her. Our whole corporation is too. Well,

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tell me what she got coming uphere? Well. Next Saturday is
our fourth Patriotic Parade downtown Omaha windsits way through the Old Market. Starts
at ten o'clock with an Air Forceflyover. Our mission with the parade is
honoring gold Star families and veterans,promoting patriots and reminding people the importance of

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Decoration Day now known as Memorial Day. So we started it three years ago.
Hard not to notice. Much ofthe national media narrative these last few
years is what a horrible, hateful, racist country America is. Well,
it's wait, and it's too whitetoo, that's another thing. Yeah,
So most of us live in asRush would say, Realville, and in

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Realville, we know how lucky weare to be Americans. We're the most
generous, most diverse people in theworld. But the message that our children
and grandchildren get is how horrible itis. So that's why we started the
parade, and so World Herald putit last year at around ten thousand.

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So we're very pleased how it hasbuilt up. First year we had Lee
Greenwood, so you have a concertdown town. Well, last year we're
at the Geen Leahey Mall. Sowe moved off that. We're going to
be down next to Hollywood Candy afterthe parade, and we have a quartet
singing, and iv is handing outhot dogs and Dairy Queen's giving away five

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hundred Daili bars. And you wantme to come down and play the harmonica.
You want to do that, youcan be the opening act. I'll
learn as I go. So whatwhat's your ask of people? What do
you want? Well, we wantpeople to come, you know, and
how should they dress? What doyou want them to bring? What?

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Obviously casual and no I mean yeah, you the patriotic sure flags? Yeah,
yeah. You know. The thingabout it is on a Saturday morning,
thousands of kids are kicking soccer ballsand swinging at t ball and so
it's difficult to get children downtown tobe part of this parade. We we

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have a new formula so to speak, that we came up with last year.
It's a historical perspective. So it'sbroken down into decades in war.
So it's it's a birth of anation, Civil War, Western Expansion,
World War One, World War Two, Korean War America in the fifties,

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Vietnam War America in the sixties andseventies, and then the last one is
War on Terror. So behind eachof these banners are kids dressed in historical
costumes everywhere from Betsy Ross to JohnGlenn to Ike Mlk. Obviously, you
know with Civil war and the wars, there's jeeps and horses and cannons and

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reenactors in uniform. And so wehave over one hundred and ten entries this
next Saturday. So we're very pleasedhow it's developed, and I think people
are taking an their look, youknow, things are starting to change.
I think, you know, peoplerealizing that, look, this is not
a path to be on. Weneed to stand up and say how much

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we love our country, how luckywe are to be Americans. And that's
the objective. Do you want peopleto also enter the I don't know what
the right term is there to bringdown something and enter and be a part
of the parade. I mean,are you looking for guys with old cool
fifties and sixties cars or we're allset with that. We have the Pontiac

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Association this time, and then they'rebroken into what decade it is, right,
it's not one long run pontiacts,So the fifties go behind the Korea,
etc. So Yvon shut off theentries because we're at one hundred and
ten. So that's oh, that'squite a lot. That's amazing. And
it starts at tenth in Jackson,which is the street right south of Embassy

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Suites and then winds its way throughand then ends up at next to Hollywood
Candy. So's somebody nowhere to stand? Then basically, is there a parade
route? There is a parade route. It'd be Jackson from tenth to twelfth,
that's Hollywood, goes north up toHoward. Well, Howard is the

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main street of Old Market, themain the main road. Okay, So
then it goes east down to tenth. Well, tenth is back down where
the embassy is, goes north ofblock to Harney and goes west up to
twelfth, and then it comes backand ends at Hollywood Campy. So it
really is tucked around the Old Market. Well, I always tell people that

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the upside of the parade is thatit's in the Old Market. The downside
of the parade is in the OldMarket because it's tight, you know.
Yeah, but it's just the placethat we want to do it, and
that's that's where we started three yearsago, and so we're not going anywhere.
Well, you know, you knowyou were the key for me to
set something. Oh talk about that? What did David? You know that

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it was all because of you.I got to fly in a P fifty
one musk dang and that was onmy bucket list. At the beginning of
the parade, we were all attenth and Jackson. We look up and
there's David in a P fifty one. But that's a unique experience. Yes,

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we had the Tuskegee Airman traveling.You said, you know, the
one thing I regret is I hadone contact in and one contact out,
So I thought, well, Icould see really close up to what's going
on inside the plane, and thenI could also see far out. Well,
it blew my mind up too badthat I wished I'd just had my

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glasses on. But what I whatI should have had him do is do
some acrobatics. I I that's theone for that, as long as as
long as they're they pinion the seat. If they do, if they do
the deal where they just drop,you know, without banking and then dropping,
then you know, your stomach comesout, your nose and but you

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can handle the g forces though,Yeah, the g forces are fine.
Give me more of that. Soanyway, thank you for doing that.
That was a cool that experience.That was great last year, And like
I say, first year we hadLee Greenwood. Uh. Second year we
had the Army's Fife and drum corps. Last year was the Marine Corps band
out of New Orleans and then wehave the fort Riley Mounted Patrol back.

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They've been here every year, anduh, I want you to let me
know when they're gonna have a drumcorps or something so I can jump.
You'd like to tell the drums that'sa good idea. Okay, I'll work
on that blood like a drum line. Man. Holy cow. Yeah,
it really does do something to you. Goodness, like college football, that

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that whole thing. Ye, that'sthat's America right there. All right,
Bill, thanks for coming in.You is there an ask, is or
anything you need people to do?Show up, people have any any questions
or anything. You go to PatrioticProductions Plural Patriotic Productions dot org and Yvonne
and I will answer your question.Beautiful. Thanks for coming in. Thanks

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nav say hi, Hi, Yvonne. God bless you and hope to see
you soon. We'll be right back. This is kfab's Morning News Saturday with
Dave Navide on news Radio eleven toten. Kfab. Are you into the
Kansas City Chiefs? I've heard ofthem? Are you into the kicker that
did a fifty seven yard field goal. I am a big fan of kickers

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who do their jobs. Let mejust say that Harrison Putker decided to give
a commencement speech at Benedictine College.What kind of college is that? That's
ay Catholic University Kansas, so rightclose by Kansas, So it's a religious
college very much. So do youthink they'd want to have a commencement speech
that would be fairly religious and followingalong traditional That's not an unfair proposition.

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So here's what happened. Harrison HarrisonHarrison Butker is the all star kicker.
He's not gonna get fired anytime soonas long as he continues to do or
a play the way he plays.But in the last few years, he's
been brought on by these universities,mostly smaller conservative universities in the Midwest,
to do commencement addresses because that's whatyou do when you're famous. And he's

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been using his platform. What doyou think, He's a strong He's a
fervent Catholic, so that's what hespeaks about. And people have absolutely lost
their minds across the nation. Commencementchaos has been insane to watch unfold everywhere
you look, it seems every universityis having some controversy about their commencement speaker.

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USC canceled their whole entire graduation forsome odd reason or another because of
all this controversy. It seems likeevery college, you turn around and something's
happening. So we're gonna touch ona few of them because words were said
that were overreacted to, some wordswere said that were really really good,
and so we're gonna play Yeah,So we're gonna play the sound bites.
I just want you, folks tolisten to Harrison Bucker. This is what

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people are so mad about, butof course they took it all out of
context. I want you to listento what he has to say and see
if you disagree. Let's play thatfirst clip. Writer. While COVID might
have played a large role throughout yourformative years, it is not unique.
Bad policies and poor leadership have negativelyimpacted major life issues. Things like abortion,
IVF, surrogacy, euthanasia, aswell as a growing support for degenerate

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cultural values in media, all stemfrom the pervasiveness of disorder. Our own
nation is led by a man whopublicly and proudly proclaims his Catholic faith,
but at the same time is delusionalenough to make the sign of the Cross
during a pro abortion rally. Hehas been so vocal in his support for
the murder of innocent babies that I'msure to many people it appears that you

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can be both Catholic and pro choice. He is not alone. From the
man behind the COVID lockdowns to thepeople pushing dangerous gender ideologies onto the youth
of America, they all have aglaring thing in common. They are Catholic.
This is an important reminder that beingCatholic alone doesn't cut it. These

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are the sorts of things we aretold in polite society to now bring up,
you know, the difficult and unpleasantthings. But if we are going
to be men and women for thistime and history, we need to stop
pretending that the Church of Nice isa winning proposition. We must always speak
and act in charity, but nevermistake charity for cowardice. It is safe

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to say that over the past fewyears I've gained quite the reputation for speaking
my mind. I never envisioned myselfnor wanted to have this sort of a
platform, but God has given itto me. So I have no other
choice but to embrace it and preachmore hard truths about accepting your lane and
staying in it. So what aboutthat was harmful? Well, that's the

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part. The part is I don'tknow if it's coming up where he talks
about right right no women, thatis coming up. So this is how
he opened his speech. I mean, this is this is the whole.
It's a twenty minute long commencement addressand he's talking from as a Catholic to
Catholics to his audience. I mean, this is nothing. There's nothing that's
out of that's not apropos, youknow, and people are just taking the

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speech and just reacting like it's somethingthey'd never heard before. I think Catholic,
the Catholic Church has been around forquite some time, and this this
should be nothing that people are surprised. It's kind of like the people that
if a person talks about biblical moralsand biblical values to them, it's hate
speech. I guess it's kind ofthe same same mentality. Do you have
the I do This next clip isthe part that everyone's so mad about.

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Let's play that runnore. He's anaccomplishment. You should be proud of all
that you have achieved to talking towomen in your young lives. I want
to speak directly to you briefly becauseI think it is you, the women
who have had the most diabolical livestold to you. How many of you
are sitting here now about to crossthis stage and are thinking about all the

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promotions and titles you are going toget in your career. Some of you
may go on to lead successful careersin the world, but I would venture
to guess that the majority of youare most excited about your marriage and the
children you will bring into this world. I can tell you that my beautiful
wife, Isabelle, would be thefirst to say that her life truly started
when she began living her vocation asa wife and as a mother. I'm

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on this stage today and able tobe the man I am because I have
a wife who leans into her vocation. I'm beyond blessed with the many talents
God has given me. But itcannot be overstated that all of my success
is made possible because a girl Imet in band class back in middle school

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would convert to the faith, becomemy wife, and embrace one of the
most important titles of all holemaker.Okay, so that's I think what he's
The point he's trying to make isyou can career yourself all you want,

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exactly, and if you wake upat sixty and you haven't had a family,
and you don't have children, andyou don't have grandchildren, you are
going to be missing out big timeon life. Yeah. And here's the
thing, he never condemned going aftera career. He never condemns it in
fact. And this is the partthat people are taking out of context,
is that he's talked his whole speechis about vocations and living your vocation,

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staying in your lane, as hecalls it. That's the whole speech.
But of course no one listens tothe whole speech. It's very in context.
He doesn't just go after women,and as in an attack, he
talks to the women, he talksto the men, He gives them challenges.
Everything was just so taken out ofcontext. You know, one thing
I think about is if you makea priority marriage and children, that's in

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direct possession opposition to the gay andlesbian and the transgender lifestyle. Right,
So exactly, they're they're gonna takebig time offense that a person wants to
go down one road versus the other. And I don't know if you've seen
the stories, but worldwide there's athere's a crisis of not enough babies being
born exactly and fertility rates anyway dropping. So I mean, we need more

(33:22):
more people to try. Uh.But before we before we go to the
next hour, we have another clip, and this is another commencement address.
Jerry Seinfeld spoke at Duke University.Okay, he's the guy that he's been
around the block. He has somesurprisingly based things to say, in my
opinion, let's just play. Ithink we only have time for the one
clip. Roger, do you wantto play that second one? Okay,

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Okay, you know you know whatwe'll do at the end of the show.
We'll play that. And I wannaI want to play the cat fight
that went on between Marjorie Taylor Greenand who is the other gal like the
congressman congresswoman. I'll try to findout who that was. But boy,
is that funny and worth listening to. So anyway, when we come back,

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I've got Lisa Roskins coming on fromBurlington Capital and we're going to have
a real fun conversation about not onlybusiness, but agricultural trade in the Middle
East. I think sometimes we getour perspective of the Arab world based on

(34:27):
what the news gives us. She'sright in the middle of it, and
so I wanted to pick her brainand find out what she experiences when she's
doing business in those countries. Soit should be real fascinating. If Harvey's
sleeping, Mabel kick him and wakehim up, because this is going to
get good. We have a veryvery special guest, Lisa Roskins, who's

(34:51):
joining the show. Do you needmore volume there or less? Why?
Yeah? Okay, yeah, wellthe green we need her light on rods
it is, yeah, I canhear you than yours. Yeah, exactly
right. Lisa runs Burlington Capital,and Burlington Capital does a whole bunch of
different things, whether it's you know, equity raises for businesses, real estate

(35:16):
investment trusts. One of the morefascinating things that she does is doing agricultural
trade and real estate development in theArab world. And one of the reasons
why I wanted you on is becauseif you look at the narrative that comes

(35:36):
off the news all the time,is you know, the Arabs are a
bunch of us hating people, andthey're all conspiring to do war and terrorism
and all that sort of stuff,and they don't Women are just subjects that
don't get any respect, and theyhave to follow around men and cover themselves

(35:59):
all up. And you're going rightin the middle of that area doing business.
How are you still alive? Yeah, you know, it's interesting you
say that, because when I firstwent over there, it was for a
completely different project and sort of througha series of introductions, ended up having
the opportunity to work directly with alot of the families and business leaders in

(36:22):
various countries over there. And Ididn't know what to expect, but I
decided if they came over here,they might not know what to expect,
and I would hope they'd have anopen mind about working with me, and
so I just took that open mindinto the meetings with them. And so,
who are you contacting when you firstwent over there? When I first
went over there, I was actuallyworking with some people that we had been

(36:44):
working with prior to the war inboth Russia and Ukraine, and that was
Dubai was one of the few citiesyou could meet with everyone from those parts
of the world because they weren't ableto travel anywhere else. Let's back up
a little bit. Your father,mikey Annie launched Burlington Capital, and he
is an amazing man and he wasable to develop all these relationships around the

(37:08):
world initially correct. Oh, yeah, I would one hundred percent agree that
he's an amazing man. I'm verybiased, however, but yeah, No,
he started working in Russia when itwas the Soviet Union. I went
over the first time with him innineteen eighty when I was a kid,
and it's been fascinating to see howthat country has transformed over the decades,
at least of my life. Butit's a result of the work that he

(37:30):
did early on in the What washis business over there, Initially it was
all agricultural food production, and wewent in right after Perestroika with the support
of the US government to rebuild agriculturaland food production industries as they were transitioning
from being government owned industries, sotaking collect the collective farm equivalent of a

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glass bottling plant or a chicken producingcompany and turning them into capitalistic Western style
ventures. And if you fast forwardto today, what would you say,
is Russia really capitalistic at this pointin time, and is there lots of
small businesses and those sorts of thingsare is it's still pretty much government controlled?

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Well, you know, I'll behonest, the last time I went
over there was December before the warstarted. So I can't speak to what
it's like right now. But whatI can tell you is walking around Moscow.
You're walking around a large European city. You see, Wow, any
different than if you were in Franceor Germany or something. I mean,
no other than the street signs arein a different language, right and the

(38:37):
cars are running all around just likethey do. There're insane traffic, I
think, And actually I think thefirst thing everybody did after Peristrica was by
a car, because when you wentover there before there was no cars,
and then afterwards everyone had a car. And it's great. I mean it's
it's a robust city of vibrant culture. They've managed to keep a lot of

(38:57):
their you know, sort of traditionalRussian value, but still you know,
there's a Prada and a Cardier andall the boutiques and everything. Now,
what I won't be able to speakto because I don't dive into that level
of detail over there is how muchof the behind the drape life is controlled
right by the government, But assomebody just working and doing business and interacting

(39:19):
with the people I interact with,it's a very you know, westerns feeling
city. I saw Tucker Carlson's interviewwith Putin, mm hmm. I was
blown away at the way that hecommunicated, and it sounded to me like
he just wants to have open tradeand grow the country and take care of
his people. You know, That'swhat my perspective has been from the people

(39:42):
that I know there. I mean, obviously it's a country like ours,
where people love their leader, hatetheir leader, and everything in between.
Right, So, depending on whoyou talk to, they think he's doing
great things. Depending on who youtalk to, they don't think he's doing
great things. But I, youknow, I think that conflict is way
more complicated then we understand, andI think it's much deeper and much more

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historical than what we've been educated tounderstand. Okay, so let's go back
to the Arab world's right. Yeah, I would say the same thing,
except I think that history is evenlonger. Yeah. So if you go
how did your connections was it Dubaior Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.
Where did you get your start atdoing business in the Middle East?

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I started in Dubai solely because that'sagain where I was going to meet with
my Russian and Ukrainian friends, justto be supportive of them as their world
was evolving very dramatically and very disruptively, and sort of through a fluke,
met an individual who's been working inthe region for thirty years. He was
a brit went over there originally withPwC and made an incredible realm of connections

(40:54):
and we started talking and realized wewere sort of philosophically aligned around business and
what sort of needed to be doneto make money for people in a right
and good way, and so heoffered to make some introductions for me,
and we've been working together over therefor the last two years. Okay,
so what's the deal, what's atransaction? What are you doing? What's

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the what are you doing to closea deal? Well, what originally we
started doing was when I told himwhat Burlington did, he said, people
over here would be really interested inthat. They're a little bit tired of
sort of the big names coming overthe splash and sizzle from New York and
then their money kind of disappears,and they sometimes get results, and sometimes

(41:35):
don't. They love real estate.They love what kind of ethos that we
have. It helps that I'm halfLebanese, so I'm sort of from the
neighborhood a little bit. I knowthe town. I can show him on
the map where my family came from. And so anyway, we started originally
talking about raising money for US investmentin real estate, for us to help

(41:57):
them manage No, for us tohelp them manage their portfolios in the United
States. Oh okay, But aswe started talking, our thesis at Burlington
is a little different. We're notthe big, shiny building and the big
city catering to the wealthy population.We are workforce affordable housing in secondary tertiary
cities. We take care of thosepeople in the middle who can't have who

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have good jobs. They want toraise their families in a safe and clean
and healthy environment, but they're notgoing to be able to go to their
vacation home on the cape when theyfeel like it. And they work with
their hands and predominantly not on laptops. And so we work in real realville.
We work in real life, andwe take great pride in taking good
care of all the people in Realville. And what we came to understand is

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we started explaining this thesis in theMiddle East is as these countries are opening
it up and as they're growing andbuilding huge hospitality venues, increasing their commercial
production, one of their big goalsis agricultures, food stability in the desert,
which is an interesting proposition. Theyhave all these people that are working

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there and literally coming from countries allaround the region because they see it as
sort of it reminds me a lotof America. They're coming there to make
a better living in a better wayfor their families. But because of the
way the social structure was originally foundedin that those countries and in that region,
they don't have middle traditional apartment living, workforce housing. It's just not

(43:31):
how people lived and so they're veryinterested in us helping them work on projects
there. So that's something that we'reit's been very interesting to OK, how
does a Westerner like you integrate intothis is, you know, from my

(43:52):
dumb perspective is I don't think youis the you know, you think about
the Arab culture in the air worldand the Muslim culture and just their traditional
way of going through life. Howdoes a woman from Omaha, Nebraska go
over there and get the respect thatyou do from the people that are in

(44:15):
finance and government and those sorts ofthings. Give me a real perspective what
it's really like over there compared towhat maybe our perspective is. Okay,
I have a couple of thoughts.First of all, I think in order
to get respect, you have togive it. And so I did not
go over there in a mini skirtand a strapless top. Right. You

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know, I dress conservatively. Ialways try to wear long sleeves and long
pants or something so that I'm showingrespect for their culture. I don't have
any reason to not respect their cultureexcept what's been fed to me by people
I don't know and by people whoseperspective is an agenda I don't understand.
So I thought I'm going to givethem the opportunity to share with me their
perspective. My second takeaway is ifyou look at any culture, any religion,

(45:02):
any cross section of humanity, Idon't care if you want to talk
about, you know, people whoeat ice cream and people who are policemen
or people who have certain religious beliefs, whatever you want to, whatever way
you want to divide humanity, there'sa bell shaped curve. There are people
on one end who are horrific humanbeings, there's people on one end the
other end who are amazing, heroichuman beings. And then there's people like

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me who fill in the gray middle. Right, nothing wrong with the gray
middle, but there's everything in between. What I've come to feel is that
what we see, because it's muchmore exciting and will attract a lot more
viewers and a lot more headlines anda lot more therefore ad revenue, is
we're seeing very one end of theperspective of that culture. That was my

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point. Yeah, I don't thinkwe're seeing I mean, I joke,
I said, there are Christmas andEastern Muslims right who just do they're very
sort of moderate. They believe intheir religion, they practice their religion,
but they're not you know, andthey don't hate you. In fact.
The interesting thing is, the moreI've come to understand that's not the point.

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That's not the point of of thereligion, the point of people on
one end of the spectrum. Maybeso maybe so, all right, We're
going to take a break we'll beright back with Lisa Roskin's and Burlington Capital.
We're talking about international trade and relations. Make sure your MIC's on your
Hello Okay, Yeah, you're alight. The light doesn't come on right.
You see what is causing me somuch stress? Peter, you got

(46:37):
a question? Yes, Well,we were talking. Obviously in the first
segment, you've you've gone over andyou've made efforts to respect their culture.
And obviously their culture has very definedroles for women. So you came over
in obviously your very business like role, and you're dealing directly with them,
brokering different business decisions. How didthey treat that? How is that seen

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in that culture? You know,it's interesting. First of all, every
country over there, I don't wantto paint them with a broad brush.
It would be like saying Nebraska hasthe same culture as New York or California,
just because they're on a continent andhave similarities. The cultures of each
country is very different. But whatis happening in the majority of the countries

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over there is they are opening up. Mohammed bin Salmon, the Crown Prince
of Saudi Arabia, has has takenvery bold steps to open up the employment
market. Women can drive, womencan work. They're not all dressed in
black with little slits for their eyes. In fact, I sort of covet
some of the abayahs that these womenare wearing. Some of the clothing is

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it's they are multiple colors. They'rebeautiful. One of my favorite stories is
a woman that I met who runsthe family office for a very large family,
and she wanted she said, let'sgo for a walk. I always
end up sitting, let's walk.So we were walking and talking and she
had this beautiful a biah and itwas paisley and patterned and flowing, and

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just you know, you look atit and you think, why am I
not wearing full of color? Fullof color? And have two quick stories
about her. First she I askedher, I said, we were talking.
She showed me some pictures of Londonand a visit and a trip she
went on where she was in westernattire. And I said, why the
difference is it? Is it culturallyrespectful? I mean, why is that?
And she said, well, firstof all, yes, I when

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I'm here, I dress the waythat I've always dressed here. But she
said, second of all, lookat it. I put on a little
eye makeup, I put on someshoes and some earrings and out the door
I go. She's like, howeasy is that? And I thought,
you know what, that's actually apretty good idea. I want one of
those. And also, isn't itlike the the weather, isn't it better
for that much much more comfortable toloose flowing clothing and the heat. And

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then later on as we were walkingand she got a little warm and she
kind of rearranged her a bia underneathshe had a hard rock cafe T shirt
on. So you know, it'sit's it's not what you think. It's
Every country deals with it differently,right, Every country kind of has their
own culture. Dubai to me islike Las Vegas, anything goes. Other
countries are much more conservative. Butthe reality is I've run into women in

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all parts of the country working,I've run into women at high levels.
I've run into women, you know, checking your passport, and I think,
again, kind of, I don'twant to be labor my bell shaped
curve thesis. But there are familiesin this country that are very I mean,
we have Amish right that are veryconservative, that have uniforms if you

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will, about what they wear.And there are people on the other end
of the spectrum that have, youknow, do whatever you want, And
I think I don't think they've gottento the do whatever you want piece of
things. But you have women whochoose or whose families choose for them to
be more conservative, and you havewomen who are very boldly out, you
know, working in the world andmaking their way in this world. Do

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I shouldn't ask this, but I'mjust here. Well, you're saying it's
like a Las Vegas. Do theyhave their Sin Street just like Las Vegas?
Does you know? I haven't reallyprocessed that. Dubaia is so huge
and all their streets are giant,you know, six lane. Everything feels
like Dodge Street, right, SoI don't really feel like it's that you
obviously weren't hanging around those now,I'll be honest with you, I didn't

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go if it's there, But no, it's just much more you know,
it feels much more westernized. ButI mean the reason I say that and
ask that question is because they I'vetold over there, they have very strict
laws and they character and integrity andand I can't imagine them having you know,

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you know, a strip that wasreally pornographic or whatever, because and
if you get out of the line, I mean, the punishment is intense,
right, I mean, there's nocrime, no, it's it was
interesting. I took some girlfriends overwith me on the last trip because they
were very curious hearing my stories havingcome back, and they were blown up
way by the experience as well.There were you were not panhandled once.

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Things are really clean and safe.And we walked all over, you know,
various different parts of the city,including we ended up on a beach
that's very local and it's where thelocals would go, and people were polite
and friendly. Were there rude peoplethat butted in front of you? Were
their men that didn't hold the door? Were there? You know, people
that maybe were looked askance at youand your western Yeah, but you get

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the same thing here, right,there's rude people here. There's there's you
know, in fact, I findit interesting the rudest people I run into
over there tend to be the completelycovered women with only their eyes showing,
because how are you ever going torecognize them? Right? They're like,
so they're the ones that butt infront of you in the lines and push

(51:49):
you out of the way and everythinglike that. But you know, to
me, the I don't have anyconcerns or qualms. I got lost going
to a meeting wants and was walkingaround trying to get an uber and figuring
out how to get back, andI never felt like, ooh, I
better, You know, yeah,I just it's so people are nice and
polite and actually quite welcoming. Sothe UAE has built their built their nation

(52:15):
into this where their their bulk ofwhat they do is dealing with foreigners and
dealing with other countries. That's whatthey're that's what their whole deal is.
Obviously we're dealing with desert and there'snot a lot of other things besides the
oil, and obviously that they hadto barter we so they're bringing all this
in. So, like I said, it is desert. So another part
of this is ag right, howon earth is that possible? And what

(52:37):
are they doing to make this happen. Well, one quick thing and interesting
fact that I learned about the UAEis actually Dubai has very little oil.
That's why they have been so Westernbusiness tourism focused and logistics. They have
a great port. But back toagriculture, So in COVID. When the
plane stopped flying, These countries startedrunning out of fresh produce in days because

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they rely so heavily on other countriesfor their their food production, and so
it's been a very big focus oftheir leadership to create as much food stability
as you can to your point ina desert. So they but the one
thing they do have, as yousaid, is oil and initiative and people
that want to make things happen.There's a great deal of national pride,

(53:22):
especially Saudi Kuwait, Bahrain, andthose are countries I spend a lot more
time in and they very much wantto build things for their people. It's
a very it feels a lot liketalking to people in Nebraska. They're talking
about their community. They all havefoundations, there's a there's actually a cultural
obligation to give back if you've succeeded. And so what they do is they

(53:45):
build it indoors. So because theyhave oil and they have money, they
build giant indoor farms. They've figuredout through a partnership that my friend that's
been doing the introductions for me,Graham Bell, works with a company that
has been able to create indoor fitesso they can actually create grow salmon indoors.

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It's completely clean and safe, anddoing the same thing with vegetables and
other produce. The biggest challenge thatwe've been trying to noodle on is cattle
because you can't you know, youcan raise chickens indoors, you can raise
hogs indoors, you can raise fishindoors, but how do you put a
couple thousand acres of grassland under aroof in a desert? And so that's
one of the areas we've had somevery interesting brainstorming sessions on. So tell

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me, how would you contrast thedifferent countries Saudi Arabia versus Bahrain versus UAE.
What's the contrast? Like, youknow, that's interesting. So to
me, I think you're right.Uae was sort of the first mover and
they've come out and they're all ofthe different emirates are very different. But

(54:53):
Dubai really just went we're going in, We're going in, We're going western,
We're going in. The pictures thatI've seen a Dubai they look like
New York on steroids. It's incredible. The architecture is incredible. What I
would say though, is like AbuDhabi was like, we're going to let
you go and we're going to kindof read the tea leaves and see the

(55:14):
lay of the land and try todo it a little a little more cautiously,
a little bit not maybe more thoughtfully, but in less of a hurry.
And the other the other country,Saudi, I would say, is
sort of the and Bahrain as wellsort of did the same thing. I
think Bahrain was sort of next inthe Hey, that's actually a good idea,
but let's do it our way.Let's be a little more conservative about

(55:36):
it, let's be a little moregradual about it. And then Saudi and
Kuwait I think, have come inon the heels of that and said we
like what you're doing here, butwe're not going to do this. And
one of the women that I met, who runs a very large foundation over
there, said, we want tokeep our Eastern values while we evolve in
a Western way. Oh how aboutthat? And I like that balance.

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All right, we're going to takea break. We're gonna come back with
Lisa Roskins. I'm gonna I'm goingto ask you about how those countries view
Iran, and then I want youto talk about how maybe somebody listening could
help Burlington Capital do things over there. So we'll be back here in just
a minute. This is KFAB MorningNews Saturday with Dave Navity. Westerners are

(56:24):
building their retirement homes in Saudi Arabianplaces like that, and they're retiring in
that part of the world as opposedto maybe staying in the United States.
Have you seen any of that.I haven't seen any of that, And
there are rules around foreign ownership ofland, so there are some complications about
about that thesis. It is thethings that are being built over there,

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and the parts of the country,especially on the water, are beautiful.
I could completely understand why people woulddo that. They do have, you
know, expatent areas where they've builtthem with sort of Western sort of feel
in mind for people to live.But I do think that people would want
to live there eventually as as thingsopen up. Now, how do they

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feel about Iran? You know,it's right across the water, you know,
and sometimes I worry have we madeIran into the Great Satan that they
really aren't because of our military industrialcomplex? You know, how can you
have a hostile nation that close thattotally leaves to buy in places that like

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that alone, and they don't evenhave a military, do they to buy
I don't think, well, yesthey do. I think it's not a
very it's not a very large one. It's it's an EMIATI. I mean,
they're not going to go to warwith anybody with what they've got.
Probably they'll just defend themselves if somebodycomes at them. But how do they
feel about Iran? You know,it's interesting because I have to be careful
because I don't I don't. Imean, I only know what I've experienced,

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right, So I only know whatI've learned from the people that I've
spoken with, So I can't Ican't speak on behalf of the government of
Saudi Arabia, right. But what'sinteresting is the people that I've talked to,
they felt like the opening of Saudiand the evolution that has taken place
in that country, combined with what'sgoing on in Kuwait and Bahrain, had

(58:16):
actually started nudging Iraq towards a moreopen society. And they felt like the
goal was to sort of triangulate andget Iran in a place where they were
forced to release the religious leadership ofthe country and start a more balanced Western

(58:36):
democracy. There's a lot of thinkingagain among people I'm talking to in boardrooms,
none of them in policymaking positions,who feel like what happened on October
seventh was an effort by Iran todistract everybody from the progress, to halt
the progress, and to get thedialogue shifted away from their need to progress

(58:59):
in their own own country. Itwas really Again, that's the theory is
that they because Iran backs some mossright, that's where their money goes from
it. So the top of theirgovernment definitely is filled with bad dudes that
want to, you know, dointernational mischief. But the people below maybe
there's a whole current of people.I've been told that from people that are

(59:20):
involved in international ministries that Iran isthe fastest growing country on the planet that
are growing in their Christian faith.Interesting, I do know there's entire cities
in Iran that are Jewish. Idon't know about the Christian side because we
haven't really talked about that. That. I have never heard that. I
have heard that, And again Ihaven't been to Iran. I haven't met
with their leadership, so I can'tI can't speak to see who they are.

(59:45):
But what I can tell you ispeople felt like there really was and
still is, especially in the countriesI'm going to, this feeling of sort
of brave new world. There isan energy and an excitement in these countries
about the direction there head and Ithink they felt like they were getting to
the point where the other dominoes inthe region were going to fall. I

(01:00:07):
don't you know, I don't knowabout the international mischief, although I like
that phrase and I'm going to saveit that maybe what I'm doing with my
career. But what I do knowis people want to stay in power right
right, and if they believe controlover their population is a way to stay
in power, that's probably something they'regoing to perpetuate. Okay, so I
want to shift gears completely. Whatif there's somebody that's looking at doing real

(01:00:32):
estate investings, why should they considerproviding capital to your company so that you
can do some of the things you'redoing overseas. Oh that's a lovely question.
I appreciate it. Well, Ithink there's a couple of things that
I would say about Burlington Capital.First of all, we're celebrating our fortieth
anniversary, and over the last fortyyears, we have never missed or eliminated

(01:00:54):
a distribution payment to any investors inany of our adventures. And if you
look at what's in the last fortyyears, especially in US real estate,
not to mention internationally, that's nota small statement. Right. We're very
investor focused. We will do thingsthat are actually to our detriment in order
to take care of our investors.Second, of all, our investments in

(01:01:14):
the United States, we take avery conservative approach. I like to call
it a bond with upside. Youclip a coupon until it's time for you
to have an exit, and thenwe have an upside on the back end
of an IRR. We've averaged twentypercent over the last forty years. Oh,
for gosh sake, are you kiddingme? No, we're pretty Like
I said, we're kind of boring, but we're pretty consistent. That's that's

(01:01:36):
that's like the S and P.That's better than the S and P.
Fiveble Why I would think so?Oh, I'd like to think so.
But the other First, what percentageof your real estate investments are in the
US versus overseas? Right now?One hundred percent of our bricks and mortar
in the US. The work we'redoing overseas is more advising and consulting.
We exited all of our international holdingsin two thousand and seven. Two thousand

(01:01:59):
and eight happened to be very prescient. I wish I knew when an economic
crisis was coming and I could dothat every time. And then because of
the global economic crisis that occurred forseveral years after that, we didn't get
back in. We wanted to,but we ended up going back in more
of an advising and partnering perspective.But we're starting to look at changing that

(01:02:20):
right now, and we're working ona couple of different projects that hopefully by
the fall will be ready to raiseequity for work both in the Middle East,
but also we're working on a fundthat will help rebuild the Ukrainian agricultural
infrastructure once there is at least whetherthere's fully peace, just enough stability to
start doing it. And you haveenough contacts in the Ukraine that you kind

(01:02:43):
of understand what's going on there.Yeah, I feel very comfortable with our
partners over there. We've been workingwith them for a long time. They
just have to get out of thiswar. Everybody that I know wants peace.
They just over there, Yeah,over there wants so they just want
it. They want align drawn inthe you know, divide it up and
let's go right. There's no sandin Ukraine. So I was trying to
forget what kind of line we're goingto drop. So yes, but it's

(01:03:06):
again, we're back to you gota few people at the top that want
to retain control and manipulate and youname it. And yeah, I mean
I wish I understood what the leadershipof that country was doing. But the
people want The people want to getback to living their lives and taking care
of their loved one. I thinkthe United States should be ashamed of themselves
for how they have helped propel thiswar when it's already been won by the

(01:03:27):
Russians. OK, when we comeback, we're going to go from a
very serious conversation to complete nonsense.Love it that has occurred in Congress that
We're going to play a video that'sgoing to really blow you away. So
don't go away, We'll be rightback. This is kfab's Morning News Saturday
with Dave Navide on news Radio eleventen. KFAB connecting with Burlington Capital and

(01:03:52):
looking at doing some investments in realestate. How would they get a hold
of you? Oh, that's easyfour two four four four sixteen thirty and
ask release it and we'll figure itout. Four four four, sixteen thirty.
Okay. Now, in Congress,there was a debate starting with Congressman
Comer trying to run. I don'teven know what the debate was, because

(01:04:16):
this thing got really out of control. So Marjorie Taylor Green throws an insult
at Jasmine Crockett, and then itgoes from there. Take a listen to
this. Do you know what we'rehere for? You know we're here.
You know what you're here for?Well, you don't want to talking about
I think your fake eyelashes are messingup on nothing. Order mister Now,

(01:04:43):
the chair recognizes Miss Green for fourminutes and twenty one Mister Chair, point
o order. It's me, MissCrockett. I'm just curious, just to
better understand your ruling. If someoneon this committee then starts talking thinking about
somebody's bleach blonde, bad built,butch body, that would not be engaging

(01:05:04):
personalities correctly. Of what now,Chairman, I make I make a motion
to strike those I don't I don'tthink that's a trying to find clarification on
what um you said. We're notgonna We're not going to do this like
you guys earlier. Literally just youjust voted to voted order trying to get

(01:05:30):
clarification at calm down. No,no, no, no, because this
is what I don't do. Yedon't calm down. Please don't help me
to calm down. How's y'all talk, contoys, and then you were out
of control? Here now recognizes thescreen for for four minutes and twenty one

(01:05:58):
seconds four minutes. Let miss Greentalk and then you all can I'll recognize.
I move to strike her words fora second time based on her second
set of personal remarks attacking another memberChairman, because you all cannot see to
the committee. We have to dothis every time I'm recognized. I'm recognized.

(01:06:18):
I'm gonna go ahead, and Idon't know if you've noticed it.
I have two here and ads.I'm very daff I'm not understanding everybody's yelling.
I'm doing the best I can can. We not recognize Miss Green and
les not because of the rules ofthe committee, mister chair That is that
is what I'm trying to communicate inthe present moment. We have a mo

(01:06:40):
Okay, what's the motion? What'sthe motion is to strike the general lady's
words for the second set of remarks, not the more. She has no
idea, I think, mister Chairman, I'm the only one recognized right now.
We objected it. At the time, the will the member state the
words she wishes? Yeah, shetold me. She she asserted that I

(01:07:04):
was not intelligent. These are thespecific words we can't It was made immediately,
and it was made immediately. Iam not moving it was. It
was made immediately, both and byme. It was made immediately. Turned
to us. She said, youdon't have the intelligence goodness chair recognizes with

(01:07:30):
professionality, Miss Green. These peopleare running our country. Mister, what
is object to object to the ruling? We must object, I mean Cato
Cortes was not. Oh yeah,we gotta wait for her, said she
lacked the intelligence speaks were when infact brilliant. We should be on the
record with what was she restract thewords? She said, You're not intelligent

(01:07:58):
accomplished all right? That we havestruck some words, so the jury will
disregard. You know what I allI can think of is Mork you know,
just either that or a cat fight. It's just can you imagine,
you know, can you imagine beingthe congressman who's fairly wise, fairly level

(01:08:23):
headed and you got to sit ina committee meeting and watch this kind of
thing go down. I mean,how could you just not just get if
you're a rookie and you just gotin there and now you're sitting through your
first, uh, your first hearingon something. I ran for office for
this. Yeah, you know,you think about the fact that you're you're

(01:08:43):
running for office to try to dogood for America and try to help the
country move in the right direction,and all you're in the middle is a
cat fight like that. It's zooin there. That's incredible. Marjorie Taylor
Green, It's uh, well,she acted all she acted all high and
righteous, and she was like,okay, yeah, we can't do this.

(01:09:05):
That was uncalled for after of course, but she's an instigator. That's
what she does. Okay, Sohow much time we got, Roger?
Okay, I'm all right. Soa couple of big headlines that really struck
me this week. They're from theBabylon b pro lifeer released from prison after

(01:09:26):
saying she was blocking abortion clinic forPalestine. As long as she's doing it
for Palestine, she gets off.It's quite all right. Okay. The
next one is here are Biden's tenconditions for debating Trump. Oh, okay,
I would love to hear him.All right, Here we go,
I get this. Okay, herewe go. Biden's microphone must be edible.

(01:09:54):
The flavor, however, may eitherbe chocolate chip or mint chocolate.
Biden must be allowed to sniff thehair of the moderator before the debate,
no exceptions, not even for JakeTapper. The debate must be held in
a remote location with no chance ofany witnesses, like an WNBA game.
No one can ask any questions aboutthe economy, inflation, Afghanistan, Gaza,

(01:10:17):
the border crime levels, Ukraine,Hunter Biden, n Ashley Biden,
campus protests, Title nine, orany other topics in existence. The only
network allowed to carry the debate isAl Jazeera because they're fair and balanced.
Yes, each candidate will be allowedone IV infusion line for drugs. Smelling

(01:10:38):
salts must also be available. Thecandidates can be can now phone a friend
unlimited times, just like Who Wantsto be a Millionaire? But with dementia.
White House reserves right to have roleof Biden played by Tom Hanks,
just in case the debate will endafter twelve minutes or when Biden falls asleep,

(01:10:59):
whichever comes first. The debate mustalso start at ten thirty eight m.
Trump must agree to drop out ofthe presidential race and go to jail.
Those are the conditions for him todebate. Very reasonable. I'm not
sure what the big fuss is aboutthese guys at the Babylon Bee. They
really come up with some good ones. Do you see there? Woke Jesus,
git no, oh my, checkit out, folks, Woke Jesus

(01:11:23):
now well Jesus. All right,well, folks, we hope you enjoyed
the show this week, and Godbless you and enjoy the beautiful day.
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