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tl:dr: Just a 50-year-old cisgender white male mansplaining his own self-importance. But good.

Full Summary: The musings of Chris Abraham as he aspires to know the world and himself while getting healthy, losing weight, becoming fit, and running his small business while living in South Arlington, Virginia. Walk with him a while and see what's up. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
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I have decided to return to podcasting but only as an audio blog or an audio diary or just as a way of putting down my thoughts outside of the adversarial world. So, this really is just for me and not really to build it into anything. Just a creative outlet. This is just the shakeout episode in which I try out the new Sony ICD-UX570 Digital Voice Recorder I grabbed from Amazon and I plan to use anywhere and everywhere. Like that poet in Lower Manhattan who is constantly recording every single thing that comes through his mind, "the sky is blue, the night is dark, the water is wet." Deep stuff like that. I am him how. Living my best life. Enjoy. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? - BBC News Donald Trump CPAC speech: Is he a Democratic secret agent ... Is Donald Trump a Democratic secret agent? : politics - Reddit In professional wrestling, a face is a heroic, "good guy" or "fan favorite" wrestler, booked by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans. Traditionally, they wrestle within the rules and avoid cheating while behaving positively towards the referee and the audience. In professional wrestling, a heel is a wrestler who portrays a villain, "bad guy" or "rulebreaker" and acts as an antagonist to the faces, who are the heroic protagonist or "good guy" characters. Could Donald Trump be a secret double-agent, sent by Democrats to destroy their party from within? Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has borne the brunt of more than a few Trump barbs, seems to think there's a possibility. "Maybe Donald negotiated a deal with his buddy Hillary Clinton," Mr Bush tweeted this week, after Mr Trump cited a poll showing his supporters would stick with him if he left the Republican Party. "Continuing this path will put her in the White House." The New York billionaire has a spotty political history, at best. He was a Republican, then he was a pro-choice Democrat, and now he's a fire-breathing, anti-immigration populist conservative. Could this latest iteration of Mr Trump's political brand be just a ruse, the elaborate cover for a liberal saboteur who has spent the past year setting explosives that threaten the unity of the party he pledged to support? "If Donald Trump were a Democratic mole placed in the Republican Party to disrupt things, how would his behaviour be any different?" asked conservative political commentator George Will in July. "I don't think it would be." "Mr Trump has a close friendship with Bill and Hillary Clinton," he said. "They were at his last wedding. He has contributed to the Clintons' foundation. He has contributed to Mrs Clinton's Senate campaigns. All of this is very suspicious." Also suspicious - for those predisposed to suspicion, at least - is a "mystery" phone call between Mr Trump and Bill Clinton in May, less than a month before the real-estate tycoon tossed his hat into the presidential ring. "Clinton encouraged Trump's efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape," the Washington Post reported at the time. "Trump didn't jump into this race because of his deep abiding love for America, or his being a Republican or caring about conservatism," he writes. "Trump jumped into this race because BILL CLINTON urged him to." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Chris Abraham as Quoted in The Atlantic — Chris Abraham https://chrisabraham.com/blog/chris-abraham-as-quoted-in-the-atlantic?searchterm=The+Atlantic Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass - Cry Me A River - Live 1975 Now You Say You're Lonely, You Cried A Long Night Through. Well, You Can Cry My A River, Cry Me A River: I Cried A River Over You. And Now You Say You're Sorry, For Bein' So Untrue. Well, You Can Cry Me A River, Cry Me A River: I Cried A River Over You. You Drove Me, Nearly Drove Me Out Of My Head, While You Never Shed A Tear.| Remember, I Remember All That You Said. Told Me Love Was Too Plebian, Told Me You Were Through With Me. An' Now You Say You Love Me, Just To Prove You Do, Come On An' Cry Me A River, Cry Me A River, I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. I Cried A River Over You. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo9RPk3FXMY --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Well, That Was Some Weird Sh*t  https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/on-the-media-some-weird January 22, 2021 On this week’s show, we take a deep breath. Plus, journalists reflect on the deep damage done to our information ecosystem and how we can begin to repair it. And, Brooke and Bob take a journey through 20 years of OTM. 1. Brooke and Bob on the (short-lived) reprieve following the 45th president's departure, and McKay Coppins [@mckaycoppins], staff writer at The Atlantic, on how the environment for "elite" journalists has changed in the past four years. Listen. 2. Yamiche Alcindor [@Yamiche], White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Jay Rosen [@jayrosen_nyu], media critic and journalism professor at New York University, and Karen Attiah [@KarenAttiah], global opinions editor at the Washington Post, on what they've learned as journalists from the Trump era, and what comes next. Listen. 3. Bob and Brooke reflect on more than a thousand shows together, and twenty years of On the Media. Listen. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
"Suicide Is Painless" is a song written by Johnny Mandel (music) and Michael Altman (lyrics). It was the theme song for both the movie and TV series M*A*S*H. YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i70_u7T8hq8 "The song was written specifically for Ken Prymus, the actor playing Private Seidman, who sang it during the faux-suicide of Walter "Painless Pole" Waldowski (John Schuck) in the film's "Last Supper" scene. Director Robert Altman had two stipulations about the song for Mandel: it had to be called "Suicide Is Painless" and it had to be the "stupidest song ever written". Altman attempted to write the lyrics himself, but upon finding it too difficult for his 45-year-old brain to write "stupid enough," he gave the task to his 14-year-old-son Michael, who wrote the lyrics in five minutes." Suicide Is Painless Through early morning fog I see Visions of the things to be The pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please I try to find a way to make All our little joys relate Without that ever-present hate But now I know that it's too late, and That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The game of life is hard to play I'm gonna lose it anyway The losing card I'll someday lay So this is all I have to say That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The only way to win is cheat And lay it down before I'm beat And to another give my seat For that's the only painless feat That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please The sword of time will pierce our skins It doesn't hurt when it begins But as it works its way on in The pain grows stronger watch it grin, but That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please A brave man once requested me To answer questions that are key Is it to be or not to be And I replied 'Oh, why ask me?' That suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please 'Cause suicide is painless It brings on many changes And I can take or leave it if I please And you can do the same thing if you please --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Watch Johnny (aka Tommy Wiseau) go all ape shit on his girlfriend in this classic scene from the film "The Room:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM7qNm_Mmrw "In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, liberals and conservatives flew American flags outside their homes and let them flutter from their car antennas. A Republican president spoke kindly and reassuringly at a mosque. Lawmakers from both parties sang “God Bless America” — together — on the steps of the Capitol." '“America is united,” President George W. Bush proclaimed a decade ago after the horror that terrorists wrought. And it felt that way. Not Republicans. Not Democrats. Just Americans clinging to one another as we coped with the attacks on our freedom, on our security, on our way of life. We mourned together, raged together, resolved together.' 'After Sept. 11, signs of newfound unity seemed to well up everywhere, from the homes where American flags appeared virtually overnight to the Capitol steps where lawmakers pushed aside party lines to sing "God Bless America" together.' "In the days following 9/11, there were no political parties posturing against one another to put their own spin on the events of that day- only Americans serving the United States of America and turning all our hearts and minds to God in prayer. I marvel at the unity and prayerful spirit of our nation in a time of war.  As I read the stories of heroes and grieve with the shattered loved ones left behind, I am inspired by those who went on to build lives of hope. Tragedy paused our busy lives and we united as Americans against an unseen enemy which threatened our freedom and our very existence." 'So we should pause today to remember these attacks on American soil, and to remember the sense of unity we felt as a nation in the immediate aftermath of what has come to be known simply as 9/11. Four in five Americans spontaneously displayed the U.S. flag in the following days, one poll found. Some 150 members of Congress from both parties gathered on the Capitol steps and sang “God Bless America.”' "Seventeen years ago today, 9/11 brought America together. Our diverse nation flew the American flag, donated blood and gathered for candlelight vigils together. On the steps of the Capitol, Republicans and Democrats in Congress sang “God Bless America” as one voice. We also tightened the rules of our country dramatically. Soon after they sang, Congress introduced strict measures and initiated monitoring as means of protection. Officials passed 48 pieces of legislation, created over 260 new government organizations and spent over $600 billion on homeland security from 2001 to 2011. The Patriot Act, hurriedly drafted and signed a month after the attacks by 98 out of 100 senators, authorized unprecedented scrutiny of Americans. The Transportation Security Administration launched elaborate security requirements and pre-screening processes at airports." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
The video I mentioned wherein Chris Hayes talks about the members of the political class who were threatened by white supremacists: Must-See New Video Shows Capitol Riot Was Way Worse Than We Thought | All In | MSNBC "We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations." -GEORGE H. W. BUSH, speech from the Oval office, Jan. 16, 1991 Domestic terrorism: Violent, criminal acts committed by individuals and/or groups to further ideological goals stemming from domestic influences, such as those of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature. The 2021 storming of the United States Capitol was a riot and violent attack against the United States Congress on January 6, 2021, carried out by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election.  The USA PATRIOT Act is an Act of the United States Congress that was signed into law by U.S. President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. USA PATRIOT is a backronym that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism. Political class, or political elite is a concept in comparative political science originally developed by Italian political theorist Gaetano Mosca. It refers to the relatively small group of activists that is highly aware and active in politics, and from whom the national leadership is largely drawn. Class conflict, also referred to as class struggle and class warfare, is the political tension and economic antagonism that exists in society consequent to socio-economic competition among the social classes or between rich and poor. In the United States there has long been a conflict between the working class majority and the professional class. The conflict goes back to the workers revolution and age of unionized labor in the late nineteenth century. In the 1960s, tensions between classes flared up again. The student protestors, many of whom had deferments and were therefore exempt from fighting in the Vietnam War, were generally the youth of the professional middle class. Though the student protestors envisioned solidarity with the working class as a means of opposing "establishment" policies with regard to war, race, and other social issues, the student protestors' lack of support for the Vietnam War, as well as generalized antipathy toward youthful rebellion, alienated the working classes.  Social class in the United States refers to the idea of grouping Americans by some measure of social status, typically economic, however it could also refer to social status or location. The idea that American society can be divided into social classes is disputed, and there are many competing class systems. Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism is a form of terrorism in which victims "within a country are targeted by a perpetrator with the same citizenship" as the victims. There are many definitions of terrorism, and none of them are universally accepted. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house And if you got a glass jaw, you should watch your mouth Cause I'll break your face, have your ass running 50 Cent - Patiently Waiting GlassJaw: 1.) Someone who can't take a punch. Glass jaw (noun) a weak jaw that is easily broken, especially as an indication of a fighter's vulnerability to an opponent's punches. Glass jaw (plural glass jaws) (chiefly boxing) A fighting vulnerability where one is easily knocked out via a single hard blow to the chin or jaw (due to lack of conditioning, insufficient training or damage from past cerebral concussions). Metaphorically, a vulnerability of that sort. Glass Jaw is the redemption story of Travis Austin, a one time champion boxer who goes to prison and loses everything. After his release, he experiences the trials and tribulations of redeeming his reputation, his belt, and his true love. A glass jaw is a term, used in combat sport, to describe a limited 'ability' to absorb blows to the jaw or chin. It's a significant disadvantage, but the likes of Amir Khan and Wladimir Klitschko have managed to become champions despite supposedly weak mandibles. Afib (Atrial fibrillation) An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. Tachycardia: A rapid heartbeat that may be regular or irregular, but is out of proportion to age and level of exertion or activity. A fast heart rate can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include exercise, fear, anxiety, stress, anger, or love. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. A chronic condition in which the heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should. High blood pressure: a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90, and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Dofetilide: Brand name: Tikosyn: Description: Antiarrhythmic: It can treat an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Edema: Swelling can have causes that aren't due to underlying disease. Examples include muscle injury, prolonged standing, or eating large amounts of salt. Pulmonary edema is usually caused by a heart condition. Other causes include pneumonia, exposure to certain toxins and drugs, and being at high elevations. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Shame: (noun) a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior. (verb) (of a person, action, or situation) make (someone) feel ashamed. Command and control: term can refer to the influence an attacker has over a compromised computer system that they control. For example, a valid usage of the term is to say that attackers use "command and control infrastructure" to issue "command and control instructions" to their victims. Advanced analysis of command and control methodologies can be used to identify attackers, associate attacks, and disrupt ongoing malicious activity. Winning hearts and minds is a concept occasionally expressed in the resolution of war, insurgency, and other conflicts, in which one side seeks to prevail not by the use of superior force, but by making emotional or intellectual appeals to sway supporters of the other side. A debunker is a person or organization that exposes or discredits claims believed to be false, exaggerated, or pretentious. Now, about 13.1 percent of U.S. adults have an advanced degree, up from 8.6 percent in 2000. These findings come from the U.S. Census Bureau's Educational Attainment in the United States: 2018 table package that uses data from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. In the fields of sociology and political science, authority is the legitimate power that a person or a group of persons consensually possess and practice over other people. In a civil state, authority is made formal by way of a judicial branch and an executive branch of government. A shame campaign is a tactic in which particular individuals are singled out because of their behavior or suspected crimes, often by marking them publicly, such as Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. In the Philippines, Alfredo Lim popularized such tactics during his term as mayor of Manila. Fear tactics or scare tactics: emphasizing the worst dangers of drug. use in order to create fear and anxiety, in. hopes that the fear alone will prevent or stop risky behaviors. Fear: (noun) an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. (verb) be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Zwift is a massively multiplayer online cycling and running physical training program that enables users to interact, train and compete in a virtual world. The company responsible for Zwift, Zwift Inc., was cofounded by Jon Mayfield, Eric Min, Scott Barger and Alarik Myrin in California, United States, in 2014. Now that you are ready to get started with Zwift, there are a couple basic things you need to start running. Some of this might be a bit overwhelming, but don't worry, we are here to help! First—you'll need a treadmill. This is what you'll need to run on while you're connected to Zwift. In some cases, it will also give us the info we need to make you move in-game and let you run with Zwifters all around the world. Second—you'll need a footpod, connected shoe, or treadmill sensor. We’ll help you figure out what works best with Zwift. If you have a treadmill that transmits directly to Zwift via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)—sometimes called a smart treadmill—you won’t need a footpod, connect shoe, or treadmill sensor. For a list of smart treadmills that we support, check out this article. Third—but definitely not least, you will need a Device to run Zwift on. We support a ton of different devices. To sum it all up, here is a simplified list of what you need: A treadmill The Zwift RunPod is one of the easiest ways to get up and running on Zwift. For information on how to set up your runpod, check out this article. A footpod, smart shoe, or treadmill sensor A Device to run Zwift on. If you are looking to move beyond a basic setup, think about adding a Heart Rate Monitors to boost your Zwift experience. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Normal sinus rhythm is defined as the rhythm of a healthy heart. It means the electrical impulse from your sinus node is being properly transmitted. In adults, normal sinus rhythm usually accompanies a heart rate of 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, normal heart rates vary from person to person. Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, you may notice it more in your hands, arms, feet, ankles, and legs. Atrial fibrillation (Afib): An irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. The heart's upper chambers (atria) beat out of coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles). This condition may have no symptoms, but when symptoms do appear they include palpitations, shortness of breath, and fatigue. Treatments include drugs, electrical shock (cardioversion), and minimally invasive surgery (ablation). Tachycardia: A rapid heartbeat that may be regular or irregular, but is out of proportion to age and level of exertion or activity. Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or other cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm using electricity or drugs. Heart failure can occur if the heart cannot pump (systolic) or fill (diastolic) adequately. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and rapid heartbeat. Don Fitch's deceptively easy Get Fit, Get Fierce with Kettlebell Swings ebook Get Strong: The Natural, No-Sweat, Whole-Body Approach to Stronger Muscles and Bones Pavel Tsatsouline's Kettlebell Simple & Sinister method The Maffetone Method: The Holistic, Low-Stress, No-Pain Way to Exceptional Fitness: The Holistic, Low-stress, No-pain Way to Exceptional Fitness by Philip Maffetone on my Kindle Row Daily, Breathe Deeper, Live Better, by Dustin Ordway The Maffetone Method by Dr. Philip Maffetone Slow Jogging by Hiroaki Tanaka Slow Running by Chris Bore --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
I was a member of Saint Louis' Army JROTC and a proud member of the Ranger Club. It was extremely hardcore (er, hardcorp, if you will). I had done some writine about it and I will share it here: Charlie was older. He was one of the coolest kids in the school. He was respected both in JROTC as well as in the school. He was pretty bad ass. He was a junior the year I met him. The first Thursday I saw him come into the class was dressed differently than everyone else. He wore the same class As that the rest of us wore but there were several important distinctions. He wore jump boots and a black beret. The boots were old and looked cracked but there was a rich shine on the toe. The pants were bloused into the boots, showing off the tall sides, the endless zigzagging laces. The boots were old but well cared for and lustrous. There glinted like opals. His hair was short off his brown head. His face was set in a permanent grin. A shit-eating grin. But not that of a fool as his eyes were cruel. He was never cruel with me but he was stern. He cheeks were broad and set high. On this head he wore a felt beret rakishly. A military crest in our school colors was stitched into the peak. It was formed to his head and when he was indoors, he doffed beret and rolled it, stored it under the epaulet of his shirt. The shirt that showed he was a Ranger. He was a Saint Louis Ranger. He was member of the Ranger club and this club earned the right to wear jump boots and a black beret. The Rangers turned out to be much more than a simple club. The Rangers was a secret society with a code of honor that was effectively a code of silence. Every Ranger was told of the awful things that could and would befall the Ranger who broke the code. This defilement was the thing of legend. These defilement were legendary and strictly adhered to because each of us held a secret that could not only get us kicked out of school but could also have the Ranger program disbanded and have our Sergeant Major – the man who held all of this together – fired and have the JROTC program disbanded and probably even ruin the reputation of the entire school. Were this secret to ever come out in the school paper or – heaven forbid – in the Advertiser or Star Bulletin, the jig was up. We didn’t talk about the fact that every other weekend, we Rotsee Rangers were for hire. We were hired out by the US National Guard and the US Army Reserves. We were sometimes taken by Force Recon Reserves of the US Marines. Mostly we were hired as OPFOR soldiers for war games, rife with M-16s and M-60s, rife with Alice Packs and field jackets, rife with web gear and L flashlights, rife with cammie paint and canvas pouches designed for 30-round clips. We would bring home a standard form for a field trip to our parents. A form that when signed allowed their fourteen year old son to be issued a 100-percept operational NATO weapon. A weapon that could (and was) fed real armor-piercing rounds. A weapon that was rendered a training aid simply (and only) by affixing a screw-in fuck me red blank adaptor to the tip of the barrel, right onto the flash suppressor. And the 30-round banana clips that we bought at the surplus store didn’t require any adaptation before loading in the shiny brass blanks. We would stuff our cargo pockets full of blanks and bring them home with us. We would get home and we would buy 30-round clips from the surplus store and we taped two of them together so that the clip protruded low from the gun, so that there was always fresh ammo on the gun. So that all you needed to do to reload was to grab the clip, turn the clip upside-down, and load a fresh clip of ammo into the chamber. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Season 2, Episode 28, of ChrisCast: I am Chris Abraham. When student body president of Saint Louis School was opened up for candidates, my buddy David Saiki and I threw my hat it. I was a white dude (a haole), I was 6 foot 3 inches tall, and had gaudy, fake, bleach blond hair. I was a bullshitter, a dufus, and didn't take anything that seriously. I was a bit of a prat and while a strong B+ student, I wasn't a National Merit Scholar. I had never been in any student body and only dabbled in Wrestling, JROTC, the Newspaper, and Speech and Debate club (I was the founder and president of that, though). And I was also no the genius behind me run, either. That was David Saiki.  I was even set up and then impeached for it. There was much controversy and my mum defended me and it all turned out in the end. This is that story. Enjoy, Matt Searles (my only podcast listener and subscriber).  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
If Wishes Were Fishes The Senate Will Wait and Biden Will Win --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
According to Wikipedia, the Shy Tory Factor is: "... a name given by British opinion polling companies to a phenomenon first observed by psephologists in the early 1990s. They observed that the share of the electoral vote won by the Conservative Party (known colloquially as the "Tories") was significantly higher than the equivalent share in opinion polls. The accepted explanation was that so-called "shy Tories" were voting Conservative after telling pollsters they would not. The general elections held in 1992 and 2015 are examples where it has dramatically affected the overall result but has also been discussed in other elections where the Conservatives did unexpectedly well. It has also been applied to the success of the Republican Party in the United States." This is what's going on in the USA right now, except it's the Shy Trump Factor. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
There's nothing to say except: Trump's administration has a history of filling courts with conservative judge appointments. The Right loves nothing more than undoing DACA, Obamacare, abortion so stacking the Supreme Court is key in doing that. The Right only cares about Guns and God and so stacking the Supreme Court is key in that, too. The Right would prefer the Supreme Court appointment even if it means a Trump loss as Trump is not a true believer. So many more. Listen to the show! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
I repost my own personal experiences of the morning and day of September 11, 2001, as a resident of Washington, DC. I did not personally experience any loss or any personal danger on that day. It's simply my experience. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
Being able to speak proper American English isn't selling out to the White man, it's selling out in order to be accepted by the Highfalutin. My dad, Bob Abraham, actually bought Eliza Doolittle books full of elocution lessons to make him sound less like a poor, working-class, bum from New Jersey. He was his own Professor Henry Higgins. And it worked! He got a job a BBDO as an illustrator and then worked in the Ad World of NYC like Don Draper, who also worked so hard to come across as an NYC fancy boy. Proper English isn't White it's Highfalutin! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
I don't know if BLM wants either an American melting pot or a salad bowl if it, in any way, capitulates to American culture, defined as white culture, which actually means American white supremacy. The episode is my attempt to try to get my head around it and sort it out, awkwardly, out loud. I don't know if I even really understand it. And, I don't really feel like it's my place to contribute, either, as I am a chameleon.  "The USA is traditionally called a melting pot because, with time, generations of immigrants have melted together: they have abandoned their cultures to become totally assimilated into American society. But in the UK, where cultural diversity is considered a positive thing, immigrants have always been encouraged to maintain their traditions and their native language. This model of racial integration can be described as a salad bowl,  with people of different cultures living in harmony, like the lettuce, tomatoes, and carrots in a salad." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chrisabraham/support
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