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I love this American ride. Todd Starnes. Happy birthday to them. Happy birthday. Happy birthday to ya.
Happy birthday to ya. What's going on here? It's Grace Baker. Has my show been hijacked? What's going on here? Sorry, Todd. You're just not in control today, buddy. What do you mean I'm not in control, Grace Baker? It's your birthday.
Anything can happen. Happy birthday. Well, thank you, Grace. Thanks, Kyle.
You can take producer Kyle for that one. Wow. Okay.
Welcome to The Todd Starnes Radio Show. And yeah, it is my birthday today. 55 years old.
Can I just say something about that? I don't really feel 55. You know, when you're a kid and you hear somebody say, oh, you're 55, oh, he's old. I just don't feel old. I feel energized. I feel pretty happy, excited. That could be the sugar rush from the cake you guys got me.
Maybe that as well. I mean, you've had quite the year. You've met with President Trump several times. You've traveled the country, grown with more affiliates. A lot going on for you. It's a lot going on.
A lot going on. We've got the best team on all of Talk Radio working on the program. So, well, thank you guys very much. I can't wait to see what other adventures come our way here. Welcome, everybody. And we're going to have a fun day.
We've got a lot of guests coming on the show today. And yeah, we're going to celebrate. It's always a good day when you're above ground. And it has been a blessing. It's been a great ride thus far. And I feel very fortunate about about about life. And, you know, going back to 2005 when I nearly when I nearly bit the farm and had to have that open heart surgery.
And it's been a good ride ever since. So thank you very much for being a part of our celebration today. I understand we have even Todd Stearns themed trivia that the staff put together. And we're going to give you an opportunity to win some birthday presents. And we'll give you guys some shout outs as well throughout the program. All right. Here's our telephone number 844-747-8868. And, Grace, you want people to phone in to say happy birthday.
Is that is that accurate? Oh, yes, please. All right. It's going to be a busy day for me, but I'm ready. All right. 844-747-8868.
That's 844-747-8868. Just a bit of breaking news. And we're following this story. And we are going to take this live if, you know, if and when the press conference happens.
But there's been a brutal attack on Paul Pelosi, who is the husband of Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. Here's the information we have right now. And this is all we're going to share with you.
There's a lot of speculation on social media, but we don't speculate on this program. We give you the facts. And here's what we know. Right around 2 30 this morning, that would be West Coast time, somebody broke in to the Pelosi House in San Francisco. And they were armed with a hammer. This individual armed with a hammer and brutally attacked, brutally beat Paul Pelosi. He has been taken to the hospital.
We understand the injuries are very severe. There is a suspect in custody. But we don't know anything else beyond that. There's a lot of speculation on social media that it's some sort of a right wing MAGA person. And we've got no evidence thus far that this is a political attack. We don't know. So as soon as the police come out and tell us the motive and tell us a little bit more information, we're going to be able to pass that along to you.
But I will say this. I am very surprised once again by the lack of security. The Pelosi home has been the subject of attacks before and not by conservatives, by the way, but by these far, far leftist. And one group wanted wanted free rent or something of that. And anyway, they they vandalized the home. They left a severed pig's head there at the Pelosi home. And again, these are attacks coming not from conservatives or even liberals, but coming from these far left progressives. So it just seems to me that you would you would have at least one person guarding the home of the Speaker of the House.
I get it. She wasn't there, but her husband was. The family was. And with the political violence and most of the political violence has been directed at conservatives.
But it seems to me that you've got a person who is third in line to the presidency. You think they would be protecting her home. But again, they didn't even protect the U.S. Capitol on January the 6th. So there you go. We'll keep you updated on that story throughout the the show. But again, we're waiting for the the police to have some sort of a press conference and we'll dip into that live. I know Fox is covering as well as Newsmax.
All right. We have some political news and I want to start with Georgia because our good friend Joe from L.J. is already on the line.
I know what he's going to want to talk about. Chuck Schumer was on a tarmac meeting with President Biden and they had one of these hot mic things. I we're not going to play that audio because it's just it's not good.
You can barely hear. But but the gist of it is this things are not going well for the Democrats in Georgia. As a matter of fact, according to the Hill dot com and they got a transcript and we've got the video.
You can see it over on the Web site. But again, it's very hard to understand and make out what they're saying. But Schumer was caught on a hot mic saying among other things that Democrats are going downhill in Georgia. He says, quote, the state where we're going downhill is Georgia. It's hard to believe that they will go for Herschel Walker and a Herschel is they have been coming after Herschel and with these allegations and the scandals and the latest. What was it yesterday when Gloria already dragged out the gal and the gal said, oh, yeah, he told me I had to get an abortion back in 19.
Was it 90 something or whatever, folks? I don't believe any of it. I just don't believe any of it. And neither do the voters of Georgia because clearly the polling data shows that these attacks are not working. As a matter of fact, I think they're working against Raphael Warnock. So anyway, it's it's a tight race. Walker is pulling ahead by some polls up to five points ahead now of Warnock.
Let's go to the phones. Joe from Ellijay. I understand, Joe, you were at a Herschel Walker rally. Is that right?
Yeah, that is correct. And you're a great senator. Marshall Blackman was there, but it was one of the most fired up rallies I've ever been to. It was in Dalton, Georgia, and Herschel made a great speech.
My wife and I got our picture taken with him, which is on the Internet. Also, Bert Jones, lieutenant governor. He will be a great lieutenant governor and Brian. Anyway, the latest Rasmussen poll, which came out yesterday. Great news. Herschel Walker is now where he had been behind.
He's up by five and Brian Kemp. The governor's up by 10. And so I'm I'm predicting like I said on your show, Sherville Times, it's going to be a massive landslide win for the Republicans.
We're going to take over the House and send it. And by the way, happy birthday, Todd. You're a great American and people love you all over the country. And you're I predict someday you will be number one. And you know, I love Sean Hannity. I'm on his program a lot. But I tell you what, I think you're coming up fast and it's great to be, you know, part of the call in on your show.
But I am really fired up. And I love Marcia Blackmon. You know, she is really pretty, but she's prettier in person. And I told her once when I met her, I said, gosh, Marcia, I've seen you on television nearly every day. You're a lot prettier. You're pretty on the air.
But but when you're in person here, you're beautiful, beautiful woman. And she she was just great and made it. She introduced Herschel. And she I think she'll someday I want to say I think Marcia Blackmon the next day when I got home, she was on Fox Fitness News the next day.
So she's got a lot of energy and drive. And I predict someday Marcia Blackmon will be president of the United States. We're going back to Herschel. Herschel is going to win.
Brian Kemp is going to win. And Brian and we can all sing the great song. Happy days are here again.
Yes, we can, Joe. And by the way, we had Marcia on the show just yesterday. Marcia Blackburn, ladies and gentlemen, the senator from Tennessee. And she is in Iowa. Now, she says she's there campaigning and she is campaigning for Kim Reynolds and Chuck Grassley.
Right. But Joe, you and I both know we've been in politics a long time. There's a reason why Marcia Blackburn is in Iowa.
And I suspect there's more to it. I think he's going to be president someday, Tom. I predict that on your I'm crazy about it. All right. Good stuff, Joe.
All right. We're marking you down here and we're going to we'll we'll see how this plays out. Joe, thanks for the birthday wishes. Let's go to Steve in central Arkansas once to weigh in on this situation in Georgia. Hey, Steve, what's up?
Hey, Todd. I want to get you to explain something to me. An old man, old 55 year old man like you that has covered as many elections as you have. Have us has a lot more savvy about this than I do.
How does a state like Georgia. We just hope political business whole campaign season at the past year. I've been hearing Brian Kemp being up 10 points over their rock star. Stacey Abrams. Stacey Abrams.
But Hershel Walker is just now pulling even they've had him under. Where are these thousands of people that will vote for Brian Kemp. But they will not vote for Hershel Walker.
Where is that demographic at? I hadn't heard anybody explain that. Well, look, the first of all, the polling data is all over the place. But on the camp on that gubernatorial race, Kemp has always been in the lead. All of the polls that have come out from day one have had Kemp leading. And I think this is this is a case of the people not being sure about Hershel Walker. They've been coming out with all these scandals, all the allegations. And I think that really has hurt Walker. But once people got to hear from him, they're starting to, you know, they're starting to embrace Hershel.
And and I think his poll numbers are going to go up as well. But I think all along, you know, Brian Kemp has been an incredibly popular governor in spite of the whole Trump controversy. But within the state of Georgia, they love this guy. Yeah, but I just I still don't. It's still doesn't the dots don't connect with me, somebody that that many people don't see a point or two here or there.
But you talk about 10, 10 or more points. That's just tens of thousands of people in the state of Georgia. Well, and again, this is they're only sampling a partial. You know, they're not polling every voter in the state. So it very well may be that the people they talk to were just unsure about Walker. But again, Brian Kemp has a proven track record, incredibly popular in the state. And I think that's one of the reasons why you're seeing that discrepancy of the polling numbers. And, you know, Martha Zoller, who hosts a terrific show for WGUN, if she's listening, she might just be able to phone in and explain that. But I asked her about that a while back. And she again told me, and this is about a couple of months ago, Steve, that Kemp is just hugely popular in the state, more so than Hershel Walker right now.
Yeah, we'll see. One more quick thing. Yeah. One more quick thing, Todd. You know you're eligible for AARP now. Steve, you're going to be banned from the show if you keep... Happy birthday, Todd.
Steve, God bless you and thank you, sir. Actually, I am already eligible for AMAC, and we love those folks. And I already get... I can't wait because Grace Baker, today I'm going to use my discount. Oh, nice. I'm going to go to the Bob Evans. Oh, wow. Man, Todd, living on that wild side.
The early bird special. Woo! Better watch out, world. I'm going to take a nap right after the show.
Man. And then I got to yell... Hold on, I got to yell at somebody. I see something...
There's something happening outside in front of the news bucket. Hey, you kids, get off my lawn! Oh, that felt good. Oh, did it? Did it feel natural? It did feel natural. You know, after you hit 55, that's what you got to do. That's true. I don't know.
That's what I hear. Let's go to Mary Lou, listening to us on WHKB in North Carolina. Hey, Mary Lou, what's on your mind? Hey, what's on my mind is your birthday. Happy birthday to you.
Well, thank you very much. You're very kind to wish me a happy birthday. And my dear, 55 is not old. I would be 55 again if I could. Well, you don't sound a day over 55. Oh, my dear, I'm 20 plus years older than you.
Is that right? You don't sound like it, Mary Lou. You know, Mary Lou, do you feel your age? Because they say you're supposed to feel your age.
I'm going to feel my age. You know, I think it all depends on our health. Because 55, you know, people say, well, you don't look this age.
What are you supposed to look like at a certain age? Oh, that's a fair point. You know, I think it depends on our health. And I happen to be very blessed because my health is OK. I'm fine.
And I think that has something to do with it. I really do. Mary Lou, we're going to have to go to a break. But thank you so much. And I really appreciate your. Happy birthday. Happy birthday. Have a wonderful day. All right. Thank you so much.
All right. 844-747-8868. That's our toll free telephone number.
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This is what I had to look forward to. Dalton, real quick before we let you go. How are things going there in Kansas? I know you're deeply involved in politics there. Are you guys expecting a big turnout on Election Day?
Yeah, they're going well. I'm actually calling you between door knocking today. So I took the day off, sorry Todd, to make sure that we can save democracy. It's going to be, I think, a very competitive race here in Kansas, but it's going to be fun and it really comes down to turnout. I know people hear that again and again, but if we don't turn out the base and we don't turn out our voters, then we are not going to win this election.
And so I think it takes everybody, if you haven't knocked a door to the cycle, if you haven't made a phone call to the cycle, head over to your local county office, go to the Shelby County party if you're there in Memphis or go anywhere across the country, and I guarantee you they're going to welcome you. Yeah, absolutely. And that is so vitally important. Again, Dalton, we're seeing the polling data and we know, we heard the hot mic comments from Chuck Schumer, so the Democrats know that they're going down. But that's only going to happen if we get out the vote and get people out on election day.
Yeah, it is. It all comes down to turnout. It also comes to convincing your family and friends. So make sure to invite someone to come to the polls with you. If you have an elderly parent, make sure you go and pick them up because a lot of people forget to vote on election day and closing at 7 o'clock, well, it's too late. So make sure to go pick up your parents, go pick up your kids, make sure to go out and vote, and make sure it's a family experience when you're going out there as well.
Well said. All right, Dalton, good hearing from you. We look forward to seeing you in Memphis next week.
Make sure you take your balance of nature to stay awake. I'll do that. Thank you, Dalton. Appreciate it.
Wow. This is what I have to look forward to for the rest of the career. 844-747-8868. We're going to take your calls. We're going to go right to the phones. And by the way, not only is it my birthday, but it's also Open Line Friday.
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That's legacypminvestments.com. I'm here all the time. And I don't know how you guys managed to pull off this huge surprise. I mean, this morning with the birthday biscuit. Oh, yeah. There was a birthday biscuit with candles on it. Apparently, I should have blown out the candles because the wax melted onto the biscuit and the chicken filet inside.
That's why we had a spare ready to go. You did. You thought of everything. Yeah, I know. Well, we got a team effort.
We had Caleb Parker, managing editor, producer Kyle, everybody else in the building. The frost cake was delicious. Oh, yeah. Wow.
All right. Welcome back, everybody. Great to have you with us on a busy, busy, busy news day. We're going to go to a couple of calls here.
844-747-8868. Let's go to Tom in Georgia, W.D.U.N. Tom, what's on your mind? Hey, whippersnapper.
That old fogey. Compared to me, you are a whippersnapper. But I'd like to wish you, before I make my Pelosi comment, a happy birthday, same day as my 10-year-old grandson, by the way. Is that right? Yes.
In this fashion. Happy birthday to you. I'm older than you.
Don't get no better. Happy birthday to you. Tom, you have a lovely singing voice. A little pitchy there, but very nice.
I was supposed to be sashmo. Come on. Give me a bump. I love it. I love it. All right.
Let's get to this Pelosi attack, because I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this. Yes, sir. So, you know how whenever we see these things or hear about these things, there's photos. And now they're all about, well, let's respect our privacy and all this stuff.
This is a public figure. We need to see what's going on here. And until I see the photos of the injuries, which, you know, it's terrible.
You know, nobody wants this, okay? Least of all, you know, folks that believe in the God like you and I do. And so, but I'm just going to be skeptical. I'm going to be a doubting Thomas until I see the photographic evidence.
Because right away, they said he's going to make a full recovery. Now, when you get hit in the head and then the body with a hammer, hmm. And you're in your 80s.
I mean, the guy's he's an older guy. So. Yes. I'm not quite there yet. Okay.
All right. Well, let's see what happens here, Tom. We're expecting a press conference from the police any moment. And when that happens, we're going to bring it to everybody as live as we can. And we'll try to see if we can get some info.
But I do have my suspicions, but I want to withhold those until we get some information and some hard evidence from the police. Tom, thanks for the kind words and the the Sanchmo rendition. Very nice indeed.
All right. 844-747-8868. A disturbing story that I came across last night over on the Gateway Pundit. There is a high school teacher, a physical education teacher in southern Illinois. His name is Cody Hiller. And he has been suspended from his job because he refused to follow orders and allow a girl to change clothes in the boys locker room.
I want to go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line right now. We are honored to have Cody Hiller with us. Coach, thanks for coming on the program today. Thank you for having me. Coach, I want you to tell our listeners, I mean, you've been a teacher for what, 14 years at West Frankfort High School.
You're a husband, you've got a wife, you've got kids. I want you to tell us what happened to that school that got you in trouble. Sure. So last Monday, we had a student that started PE that said that she was planning on changing in the boys locker room, a biological female wanted to change in the boys locker room. When I was notified of this, I went to our administration and let them know that I could not, would not allow that to happen.
It's not right for that to happen. So a couple of days went by trying to figure out what the process was going to be. I held in that stance, trying to protect all students. And I was placed on administrative leave until all that could get sorted out.
And is that where we are now? Are you still on administrative leave? Yes, I'm still on administrative leave. Again, waiting for the next process. I was notified by my administration today that there was going to be a board meeting with a remedy of evaluation process, which I'm not sure what all that means. I think the gist of it is, you know, making sure that no one's being discriminated against in this process. I'm curious, Coach, why do you have a problem with this child wanting to go into the boys locker room? It's not safe for anybody. It's not right.
I think all students should be protected, all of them, no matter how they identify. But it's just not safe. It's not the place to be. I am a Christian. I do have my own beliefs on this as well.
But you don't have to be a Christian to believe this either. It's just a matter of right and wrong, and it's a line that I was not willing to crawl. And I have to imagine that this is causing turmoil among the kids as well. Is that the case? Are kids weighing in on this issue?
Yeah, it's become a topic of discussion quite a bit the last couple of days here. And that was one of the hardest parts for me as a teacher. I was not allowed to inform students of what was taking place or their parents.
You would be labeled as discrimination on that matter as well. So that's probably the hardest part for me was not being able to notify anybody of what was going on. And I have to imagine it's been hard for your kids as well. You're a father of six children. What are those ages, Coach?
My oldest is nine and go down all the way down to three months old. So we're little. Wow. Yeah, I have to imagine that's a pretty fun household but a very busy household for you and your wife. It is, yes, in both manners.
So how are you doing? I mean, it's got to be disconcerting, I guess, not knowing if you're going to have a job. You know, God has really given us a lot of peace about this because we know we're making the right decision. It's a job.
I enjoy teaching kids and having kids, but it's a job. The big thing that's always stood out to me about this is the law that needs to be changed. It's a terrible law. We've got a couple in the state, and this is one of them that needs to be changed.
And so my goal is if I lose my job, that's okay. But I want the word to spread that this stuff right here is happening in southern Illinois, not Chicago, but southern Illinois. And it's time for some people, a lot of people, to do something about it. No, you're absolutely right, and Cody, have you sought legal counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom, First Liberty Institute, one of those big law firms? Yeah, I am in contact with one based out of Florida that's been working with me since Wednesday night, so we're putting some stuff together. Good. Is that Liberty Council by any chance?
Yes, sir. Well, Matt Staver, good friend of this program, and I know you're going to be in great hands with whoever you picked out of that bunch. They're going to take good care of you.
Yeah, I've heard great things from that law firm, and like I said, I'm looking forward to working with them. Coach, what is the message for other teachers out there, other coaches, physical education teachers, that are going to be facing these kinds of situations and issues? Yeah, it's going to keep happening. I think the big thing is, if this isn't a line in the sand, then what is? I know it's tough to step out because you're putting your livelihood on the line.
They've got kids, they've got families, they've got bills to pay, all understandable. But it's not going to stop if we don't put a stop to it. So my thing is, there has to be a line somewhere. If this isn't the line, what's going to be the line for other people? Again, I'm in this to protect all students, no matter what, and all students need to be protected.
So that's my biggest challenge is to kind of look at what's ahead here and see what's down the line and see, are they comfortable with where things are going? Well, Cody, you're a good man, and I think you're setting a great example for teachers. You're setting a great example for dads and a great example for Christians on how to stand up, how to fight for your rights, and do so in an honorable way. And so we wish you the very best. We're going to be in touch with Matt Staver as well, and we're going to follow this case and just let us know what we can do and what our audience can do to stand alongside you. Well, I appreciate it, and I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to speak about this issue. And again, hopefully, we can get to the process where we can get this law changed.
Cody Hiller, ladies and gentlemen, a physical education coach, he's a dad, six kids under the age of nine, and he is now on administrative leave because he did what was right. And they're going to try to force him to pay a price here. We're going to have to stand up alongside of him. Folks, if you live in that area, go to the school board meeting and let your voices be heard. 844-747-8868, that's our toll free telephone number.
That's 844-747-8868. I mean, these are the look, you know, we talk about Alliance Defending Freedom, and we've been raising money for these folks. And this guy is being represented by another law firm.
But I'm telling you, these cases are going to be on the rise, and we're all going to be faced with these decisions. We're not talking about Berkeley. We're not talking about Chicago. We're talking about southern Illinois, a small town. And I'm telling you, I've been in that part of the country, and those folks are just as country as the day is long.
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Code Prager. All right, I was on the Facebook live feed and thanks for the kind wishes there. More people are weighing in on this Paul Pelosi attack and people are saying this sounds like a juicy-smoulet moment. People are not believing it.
They want to see this. Some people said, where was Mrs. Pelosi at? Well, she was in T.C. She's not a suspect.
Come on, people. She's in. Anyway, and they say that's why her security detail was not at the home. But now, according to the San Francisco Examiner, they're now saying they're getting some intel from police. They're saying he was specifically targeted.
So they specifically targeted the San Francisco home. We don't have any other intel other than that right now. But, you know, he was arrested.
He spent five days in jail for the DUI where he seriously injured somebody. So we don't know. Again, we don't have any intel. We got nothing.
But the Facebook crowd is convinced this is a juicy-smoulet incident. All right, let's go to the phones. 844-747-8868. Let's go to Susie and Georgia.
WDUN. Hey, Susie. What's on your mind? Well, hey, Todd. Happy birthday. Thank you, Susie.
Hey, your mom and dad did a wonderful job. They're like a fine, fine young man. Well, you're kind to say that, Susie.
Thank you. And you are a young man. Well, I feel like it. I just don't feel old, Susie.
Yeah, well, I'm a few years old and I don't feel old either, but the calendar says different. Well, there you go. Hey, Todd, other day you were talking about food on airline flights.
Yes, ma'am. Oh, international flight is worse than gross, Todd. Really? It is. Oh, yes, it is just.
I had the privilege of four years ago going on an international flight and it was just nasty. Is it? Coming back? Mm-hmm. Yes. Coming back, I told the flight attendant, I said, you keep it.
I can wait till I land and then I get some leave. Oh, my goodness. It was just, I just couldn't stomach it, Todd.
It was just bad. Well, Susie, you know, and again, usually it's to get you, you know, it's just to tide you over until you get to where you're going. But on those long haul flights, you know, you got to have a little bit of lunch, you got to have a little bit of supper. But yeah, that vegetarian curry I had or, you know, they tried to get me to eat. That was a hard no for me, Susie. A hard no.
Right. And I hope whoever's taking you out tonight doesn't give you any vegan food. Yeah, I don't think that's going to happen, Susie.
But I'll probably get I'll probably be forced to eat something that I'm really not familiar with. So I'm OK. I'm OK with that.
I'm open to trying some new stuff. So OK. Hey, and I'm all for that young man, Cody, that just called in that young teacher. Yes.
Man, I'm behind him 100 percent and I'm behind my president 100 percent for running in 24 President Trump. And I'll tell you this, we got one week and a day to the big game. Yes. And Susie, we may not be able to speak to each other on that day, but afterwards you're talking about Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers. Yes.
Yes. That'll be OK. I think it's going to be the SEC game of the year. That's the national championship game right there, Susie. Yeah, it is. That's what that is. I agree.
I told everybody that's going to be an exciting game of the year. I love it. Well, Susie, thank you for it. Go ahead.
I was going to say and run, Hush or run. All right. Susie from Georgia. Thank you.
Always good hearing from you. Let's go to Mark in the villages. Hey, Mark, what's up?
I want to say happy birthday. I was going to do a Maryland Monroe and First Nation, but I don't think that would have went over well. I'm glad you did not, Mark. Secondly, I'm just checking in with your staff, make sure that your heart couldn't take these strippers if they end up doing that to you. And because you don't know who you're going to get when they come to the door now. Well, that's a fair point. And lastly, this Pelosi thing sounds fishy to me, especially right near elections and everything.
Most likely they'll probably be putting Trump hats on them and Trump shirts and then just kind of blame the Trump supporters. It's just too convenient right next to these elections, if you ask me. Yes, I have my suspicions, Mark. I will just leave it there for right now.
Also, if you ever had a vegan birthday cake? Can't say I've had, Mark. I just want to throw that out. Be careful.
You may get one. You see, I don't know. I don't think the staff is that nefarious. So I think I don't know. I don't know.
It's it's tough, you know, and you're just waiting for the guy from TMZ in the bushes to take a picture. Oh, starts drinks on sweet tea. Oh, alert alert. Oh, wait a second.
I might actually do that. But you know, you get the point. So they're they're just they're they're looking and they're lurking. So all right. Enjoy your day. Thank you, Mark.
Well, I'm having the best birthday because I got to hang out with all you folks. And we have the best audience in all of talk radio. All right. Now we're two coming up.
We have a lot of stuff to get through a lot of guests. Governor Mike Huckabee going to weigh in on Elon Musk. Wow. That people are getting triggered all over the country.
Who knew that free speech would do something like that? All right. Stick around, everybody.
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We're going to be going to your calls. And I just have to say, Grace, I'm just impressed you were able to pull this off without me knowing anything at all about this. Well, I think the key is you're such a busy guy, we were just able to kind of slip it through. Well, thank you for that.
And you certainly did. So anyway, we're going to have a lot of fun this hour with the program. We are following some breaking news, and I want to bring you up to speed on what we know so far. So this morning in the wee hours of the morning, some guy broke into Nancy Pelosi's home in San Francisco, armed with a hammer, beat the living daylights out of Paul Pelosi. But now Fox News is reporting that the suspect allegedly said, Where is Nancy?
The police are getting ready to hold a press conference. We're going to dip into that when it happens. A lot of people on social media are taking sides. There are a lot of conservatives calling this a juicy, smoothie incident. In other words, that just sounds fishy. It sounds suspicious. Others are immediately calling this a domestic terrorist attack and are suggesting that Trump supporters are behind it. But there's no evidence of either one of those right now. So let's just wait until the police come out.
I think we can all agree that nobody deserves to be beaten with a hammer in their home. I don't care who you are. We go to the Patriot mobile newsmaker line. Our good friend, a great American Patriot, a host of the best show on TBN. We're talking about our good friend, Governor Mike Huckabee. Hey, Gov. How's it going today? Todd, happy birthday, my friend.
I hope that everyone understands this is why the post office and banks are all closed today in honor of Todd Starnes' birthday. Well, by the way, it was great to see you just a couple. We were just together a couple of days ago in Los Angeles.
And Lord knows how many people we triggered in California. Well, I know we both got the heck out of there as quickly as possible before Gavin Newsom found out that either one of us were in his bare state. And with the two of us, along with Charlie Kirk, being at the same event, truly it was very, very important to leave town quickly.
Yes, it was. And of course, we were there to honor and celebrate our good friend, Brad Dacus, over at Pacific Justice Institute. And they do some great work. And I've heard you speak a number of times. And I don't think there's anybody out there that can hold a candle to your speeches. You just really have a great way of connecting with folks. Well, you're very kind to say that.
I appreciate it. You know, it was a great group. And that is one of those organizations that people may underestimate the importance. But we talk about winning at the ballot box, and that is critically important. But right now, if we don't win in a courtroom, what we do at the ballot box isn't going to matter. No, you're absolutely right, Governor. And, you know, you look at the polling data out there. Things are looking good. I want to get your take on this Chuck Schumer conversation. He was called on the hot mic telling the president on the tarmac that things are not looking very good for the Democrats in Georgia. And I think that everybody understands, even the Democrats, understand what's about to happen to their party in November. Well, I think they do, too.
It's, I believe, going to be a bloodbath of the Democrats. And they have not done anything to give Americans reason to vote for them. They give them a lot of reasons to not vote for them, including Joe Biden's ridiculous statement the other day, when he honestly said that the reason that people were having trouble at the grocery store was they were buying Kellogg's rather than the store brand of raisin brand. And he doesn't seem to understand that inflation is real and it's hurting Americans. And it's not just their packaged foods and cereal.
It's every stinking thing they buy. And no gas was not five dollars a gallon when he took office. It was two dollars and thirty nine cents a gallon when he took office. And we're paying almost twice what we were when he did come into the presidency. And as a matter of fact, Governor, we've got that audio.
Let's take a listen. And by the way, the food prices, the main driver of food prices is not the price of beef and eggs, et cetera, or up. It's packaged goods, packaged goods.
You're going to see people not buying Kellogg's raisin brand, which you're going to see them buy another raisin brand, which can be a dollar cheaper. I mean, so what's happening is there is real movement. And Governor, he also said something about gas prices, which was completely untrue.
Let's take a listen to that and I'll have you respond. And because of the action we've taken, gas prices are declining. We're down a dollar twenty five cents the peak at this summer. And they've been falling for the last three weeks as well.
And adding up real savings for families today. The most common price of gas in America is three dollars and thirty nine cents down from over five dollars when I took office. Governor, it's just not true. He's he's either senile or he's lying or it could be a combination of both.
I don't know. But that is just not true. You know, he's going to have some staff that need to give him some cards and say, here's what the price of gas was when you took office, Mr. President.
And you shouldn't go out there and tell people something that just isn't so. It's bad staff work. But I think it's a combination of him not having a clue. Let's ask ourselves, when was the last time Joe Biden stood at the pump and built his tank? When is the last time Joe Biden walked through the aisles of a grocery store and bought groceries?
I would say the answer to that would be never. Governor Mike Huckabee on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line, Governor, we actually have an exclusive feed inside Twitter headquarters right now. And I want to. We were able to get this audio earlier. I want you to hear what happened when word came that Elon Musk was officially in charge. Do we have that?
Oh, that sounds terrible. It's governor. People are losing it over Elon Musk, getting rid of the top executives and promising to bring free speech back to Twitter. I think it's one of the most wonderful things that's happened in a long time.
You know, I've never met Elon Musk, but I would love to because I just find him a fascinating guy. He tweeted out after he took control and he fired the CEO, the CFO and the head of legal compliance, all of whom were liberal censors. And he said, the bird is free.
And I thought, let's crank up Leonard Skynard's free bird and enjoy freedom of speech. I love it. And you can already sense a change on Twitter already. So I think that's great. And we'll see how all that takes, you know, take what happens down the road with Trump.
I heard a conversation Liz Harrington did this morning on KWAM, our flagship in Memphis. And she says Trump has no intention of going on Twitter. I suspect there's probably something in the contract over True Social that would prevent him from doing that right now.
Yeah, that's probably right. You know, and I mean, let's face it. He, you know, has been already creating his own network and he did that because he couldn't get on Twitter. And who knows what the future holds for him. But, you know, he may decide to merge the two.
It's hard to tell. All right, Governor, what's coming up on The Big Show Saturday? Congressman Pat Fallon from Texas will be with us. We're going to be talking about the border and the midterm elections. John McLaughlin, one of the few pollsters I've got any confidence in, will be with us. We'll talk about how the numbers really are shaping up. And we've got a young lady who is going to be with us. I think this is going to be exciting.
She swam and tied with Leah Thomas, the man who pretends to be a woman. And she'll be talking about why she is filing a suit and creating a totally new thing challenging the NCAA's rules on this. It's going to be very fascinating.
Her name is Riley Gaines. All right, folks, it's going to be a great show this weekend. And we have links to all the governor's websites and social media platforms on the live show blog. All right, Governor, appreciate you coming on. Have a great weekend. Thank you so much.
Talk to you soon. All right, Governor Mike Huckabee, everybody on the road, busiest guy in politics. He literally did an event in Nashville, flew in to California, did our event that night, immediately turned right back around and flew back to Arkansas for another event.
I just don't know how the guy does it. All right, here's I want to give you the lay of the land here. And just to recap the information. Paul Pelosi was allegedly violently assaulted in his home in California. Fox News reporting that a source says the attacker shouted, Where is Nancy? We're waiting for the police to hold a press conference, and we're going to bring that to you as soon as it happens.
In the meantime, I want to go to the phones here. Patty in North Carolina, WSIC. Patty, how are you today? I'm good, Todd. Happy birthday.
Thank you. You know what? I love listening to you. I love Grace.
You know what? Grace is the best. She really don't ever let her go.
No, don't. Oh, look, she's a keeper, as we say. We love Grace. And, you know, it's funny, Patty, I'll go out and do events, and people are like, You need to bring Grace out. So we're trying to- Ah, bring Grace out, because I'm, you know, when's the next CPAC? Because I would love- if you ever- would you go to another CPAC?
Oh, yeah, yeah. As a matter of fact, we've already got the invitation to speak. And so we're going to be doing the show out at CPAC. And so you'll meet- if you're there, you'll be able to meet Grace.
Okay. Okay, I want her there, because I love to meet her. I love her. She's so good. Yeah, she's great. She's great. Anyway, I want to bring up the Paul Pelosi thing. And I think you're so right.
How- right before- it's 11 days before the midterms. All of a sudden, Katie Hobbs gets broken into. Paul Pelosi's getting bludgeoned with a hammer. Now, they got the guy in custody. How come we can't see the guy that's gotten custody?
Good question. And they're saying- I mean, according to the source- I don't know who they're talking to. Clearly, somebody in the police department.
But they're saying that they were- the guy was looking for Nancy. That's probably right. I don't know, Patty.
I don't know. Well, I'm just saying that, you know, maybe- I thought maybe Nancy did it because she was mad at him with the DUI. But again, well, you know, I actually thought about that.
I'm sorry. I did think that. Because you're right.
He just- that just happened. But anyway, but Nancy Pelosi was not there, which is why the security detail. But Patty, for God's sake, she's third in line to the presidency. You got to have the house guarded. What's wrong with these people? These guys- these people are worth millions of dollars.
They don't have security. Well, somebody needs- it makes no sense. And you're right. They're worth tens of millions of dollars.
Right. I don't understand. And I want to see this guy that they have in custody. I wanted to see them. Let's see. Let's see what happens. So, Patty, we're going to have to let you go because we are monitoring this live feed and we got to take a quick break here.
But thank you for those kind words. Lou from Lula. Is that Georgia? Lula, Georgia.
All right. Wants to know, do you celebrate your birthday and Halloween together? Lou, my mom was so concerned that she was going to give birth on Halloween. That just- that just terrified her. And so she made my dad take her to the Shaky's Pizza. And you people that live in the Memphis area, you will remember Shaky's Pizza on what was then Elvis Presley. I think that was still- it was Elvis Presley Boulevard. I'm not sure it was called that back in the day.
But anyway, Elvis Presley Boulevard, right up from Graceland. And she ordered an entire large pepperoni pizza, extra pepperoni. Ate the entire thing. That was on October 27th.
Went into labor the next day. And here I am, hanging out with you. So- and I love pepperoni pizza. Go figure. All right. Got to take a break here. 844-747-8868.
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She is the youngest person ever elected to Congress and she is a pro-Trump-er. Carolyn Levitt is going to be joining us. Also, Congressman Jim Jordan is on the way, as well as Chris de Gaulle, who is a great radio host there in Philadelphia at AM990, the answer. So we're going to be checking in with them as well. All right, let's go to the phones here.
844-747-8868. Jackson in Iowa. Jackson, thanks for holding on. What's on your mind? Jackson, I mean, Todd, are you ready?
I'm ready. You say it's your birthday. You're going to have a good time, Todd. Oh, I love it. That's sort of like a poetry slam with like the bongos.
It's the Beatles from the White Album. I love it. I love it. Jackson, thank you. Yep, Todd. Many more. Todd, do you remember 2004 when John Kerry ran against George Bush?
Yes, I do. Okay, I was a handyman. I was working in the...
I had my track down with my headphones on. I'll never forget it was only an hour before polling. I was listening to Sean Hannity. And he said, I want you to hear this, ladies and gentlemen. He said, it does not look good for the Republicans. He said that George Bush was set to lose because John Kerry was a head in the polls.
This was one hour before closing. And Sean said, it's not too late. Everybody get out there.
Do your best. Go out and vote. And as a miracle was performed, the last half hour or so it got better and went toward George Bush. So see, I really don't believe in polls until the last minute.
I'm with you. I do think the polls are useful. And I think Republicans need a little bit of encouragement.
And Jackson, I think that this is doing it. They need to know that there is hope. And look, I don't think the polls are deceptive. But I do think that we need to still get out the vote. Campaign like we're 20 points behind. Now, if we're 20 points ahead, I'm like, okay. But we're not. You know, we've still got a long way to go.
And we're going to fight until the last poll is closed. Hey, Todd, I think you're about the same age as Amy Bush. Todd, I think you're about the same age as Amy Carter. Okay. Jackson, that's a low blow. That is it.
We actually are the same age. Wow. You know, Jackson, I expect this from the staff. But the callers, really, Jackson? All right, Jackson, thank you for the birthday poetry slam, a little Beatles action from the White Album.
844-747-8868. Let's go to Gene, the super fan. Gene, where are you today? Well, hello, Todd. Well, hold on one quick second.
Let me see something, if I can do with this gentleman, kind of. Happy birthday to you. There you go, sir. Happy birthday, Todd. That's number one.
Gene, was that a harmonica? You got that right. Wow. I love it.
I grabbed it out of my goodie box for you, Todd. But I'm back in Florida now. That's where I'm at. I'm getting ready for the rally next Sunday. President Trump's coming to Miami. So this will be my 25th rally. So I'm very excited about this, Todd.
Gene, this is going to be a lot of fun. There is a little bit of a little dustup between DeSantis and Trump, at least their teams. DeSantis was upset that he wasn't a part of the rally, I guess, or that the President was going to be there.
What's the scuttle about there? You're kind of in the know there. You know, I really haven't heard too much about it, but there really shouldn't be any issues. If Ron DeSantis has an issue with that, with the President coming, then I'm against that. Then I disagree with Governor DeSantis.
And that's very simple to do with our governor, because we have the best governor in the country, as you know. So we have nothing negative to really say about this man. So as far as I'm concerned, we're good with that. Gene, we've got to leave it there, my friend. The music is going to cut us off. And, folks, press conference about to get underway.
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And I'm going to read this to you just so you can understand what we're dealing with. According to the editor of ML Now, and he was named the 2019 Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists. So this guy's a legit journalist. He says on Twitter, my sources named the suspect in the morning's hammer attack as David DePape, who was born in 1980 in Berkeley. He would appear to be a former Castro nudist protester. So this could be a little bizarre, but it could also upset the apple cart with many in the mainstream media who are suggesting this is somehow connected to MAGA World. I want to go to the Patriot mobile newsmaker line real quick with our good friend, Chris de Gaulle. He is a great talk radio host at AM 990, the answer in Philadelphia. And Chris, before we get to the political news of the day, is this not the weirdest story? God, thanks for having me, my friend.
Great to talk to you again. Yeah. Also, I think it was Jesse Smollett's attackers that shouted MAGA before they threw a noose around his neck, right? Yeah.
And I think it may have been, you know, Bubba Wallace as well with the noose in the NASCAR garage. Remember that? Yes, that's right. And any number of, you know, anti-Semitic attacks where MAGA or Trump was sprayed on the side of cars in Philadelphia or a woman was chased menacingly through a college campus in Philadelphia where they shouted MAGA.
All of these things obviously proven untrue later and totally made up. But yeah, the where is Nancy component I love that Maggie Haberman at the New York Times responsibly jumps to this sounds like January 6th. Yeah. Yeah. If you're a bunch of nudists, I guess.
I mean, I know you want to talk about a chemical. Now, that's a real attack. I tell you, that's offensive to me. Me as a nudist. No, sir.
That that I should be locked away if I'm ever nude publicly. Oh, my goodness. So somebody just tweeted. There's a Canadian guy named David DePay who's having a really bad day right now.
He's just has the unfortunate case. That's interesting. Your sources or what you're reading suggest that this guy is a Castro sympathizer, perhaps. So now, yes. And apparently he is.
And again, he's not the only one. Now, other reporters, this is a Fox News digital reporter, is now suggesting that this guy is formerly of the Castro nudist protest, which is an anti-war protest. As Castro is the Castro district. So I don't think we're talking about communist here.
I think we're talking about the Castro district. But again, this is this Intel crisis coming in real time here. In all sincerity, is this not indicative of just a completely lawless community in San Francisco? Exactly. I don't wish the Pelosi's ill.
I would never advocate or cheer them being harmed or hurt in any way. But my gosh, I mean, if this is happening to the third most powerful person in the country's family. While she's away, what shot have average citizens in the city of San Francisco? Nancy Pelosi is not even safe in her home in San Francisco. And I think this and again, I'm with you.
And we've been pretty upfront about this, Chris. She is third in line to the presidency. This woman should have security, whether she is or is not in her home. You know, bad guys can can do whatever they're going to do. But the fact that there was no security there is a very troubling thing. And it goes back to where was all the security on January the 6th?
That's right. And by the way, there was plenty of videotape of that day. We've since learned she was starring in much of it. So I got to believe there's going to be video of this too, right?
Well, you would you would think so, Chris, but I don't know. It's just a bizarre story and coincidences because we're still waiting for the October surprise to drop. And clearly the media early on, they were hoping and praying this was a MAGA guy. Yeah, I mean, they're congenital liars. I'm sorry. I just when I hear Democrats attack, I need proof now. I do, too. That has set the tone. We need proof.
Yeah, I'm with you. Chris, let's talk about what's going on in Pennsylvania. Chucky Schumer on the tarmac says the debate didn't really hurt the Democrats in Pennsylvania. You know, I will say it was a big fundraiser for Federman, something like a million bucks he hauled in after that performance. And listen, here's the reason why they're running a campaign. I call it the Shriners Hospital for Kids campaign, the sweet kids through no fault of their own who've been born with disabilities.
You know, call now and you'll receive an adorable love to the rescue blanket. The difference is John Federman is a very unhealthy man who is a pacemaker, who has suffered a severe stroke. Many medical professionals suggest he's likely to have another.
So I think he's a bit of a ticking time bomb. He was morbidly obese, lost tremendous weight, to his credit. But he's not a healthy guy, OK?
So let's just get that on the table first. He's not a pitiable guy. He's not a healthy guy. I'm going to blame him all for the stroke, but it's just a fact.
These are facts, OK? Number two, he's a layabout. I mean, the guy's done nothing professionally his entire life, Todd, until he became a lieutenant governor and sponged off the taxpayers of Pennsylvania. His family is independently wealthy.
He spends 32K a year to send his kids to a private school called Winchester Thurston. I'm not making that up. Is that like from Gilligan's Island, Thurston? No, that was Thurston Howell. I'm sorry. My apologies. No, but it's the same kind of waspy sounding name, isn't it?
That's right. So, yeah, this guy, he's a fraud. He's a fraud. He's accomplished nothing.
He's paid for nothing. And now he's a ticking time bomb who can't communicate without a machine. And somehow the Democrats are running a campaign around this guy saying, aw, poor John, how mean of you to suggest that he's not up to the task? So I'm not playing, Todd. I got to ask you about the wife, though, because, you know, I think Biden let slip what the plan was.
Get the guy elected. He steps aside. And is it Giselle or Giselle? How did they pronounce the Mrs. Fetterman? Mrs. Zell.
That's right. Giselle, just like the one that's divorcing Tom Brady. Okay, Giselle. So and then she steps in and becomes your senator. But I've got to play some audio here.
Kyle, let's play. This is Mrs. Fetterman explaining why swimming is racist. Cut number two. And while we did not want the mansion, that mansion came with the pool. And the pool, I wanted. And the dream was to open this pool and make it a public pool, turn it into the people's pool and ensure that young people across Pennsylvania could learn how to swim and learn water safety and kind of work to right some of the wrongs. You know, historically swimming in America is very racist. And usually when you look at drowning statistics, that usually affects children of color because of lack of access.
So swimming is racist, Christa Gall. You know, the problem the Fetterman family has with being ultra woke on the racism front is when John Fetterman was the mayor of Braddock. There was a crime committed.
There was a I believe it was a break in or assault or something that was reported. At the same time, this was reported a black man jogging out for just a, you know, his cardio workout, jogging past John Fetterman's home, unarmed, minding his own business. John saw this guy and said, well, I bet that's the guy that we're looking for who just committed the crime, grabs his shotgun and chases down an unarmed jogger black man and holds him at shotgun point until it's established.
No, that's just an innocent man out for a jog. That's John Fetterman's background. And when he was running as a Democrat, a black primary challenger named Malcolm Kenyatta, you can go research this and find the clip easily. Forced him to try to own that and explain himself.
He never could do it. And this particular Democrat candidate said, you're disqualified. I mean, you chased a black man with a gun, an unarmed black man, innocent man. So these are not people, you know, this this whole. Yeah, we open the pool so that the black kids could learn to swim thing, please.
The horse is already out of the barn. John's got problems with race big time. Democrats don't want to talk about it big time. And I would recommend they should invite Joe Biden over to set poolside. He can be the lifeguard and he can let the children caresses hairy legs like back in the day. By the way, that's right.
Corn pop in the chain. You know, the whole concept of her replacing him is predicated on the idea that we have a governor called Josh Shapiro in this next cycle. He's the attorney general at present. Yeah, completely looking past our governor's race and they shouldn't.
Doug Mastriano, I think is on the come here. And I think I think could become, you know, a lot of people aren't favoring him to or think he can. But that's a big race.
No one's talking about because of this Fetterman Oz thing. It's it's a huge race. And we're going to be paying attention to all of them. And Chris, we always appreciate your great insight.
And it's one of these crazy breaking news days. Appreciate you being able to take it a few minutes to hang out with us. It's always an honor, Todd. Anytime. Thanks for the invitation.
All right. The great Chris Tagall, ladies and gentlemen, he is the voice of Philadelphia on A.M. 990. The answer, you got to listen to him and check out his great work there in the Philadelphia area. Folks, we've got to take a quick break here.
844-747-8868. If you want to weigh in on the latest developments, you've got Juicy Smoulet is now trending on social media. People wondering if the Democrats are going to try to use this attack to smear MAGA people. The reporting come, as a matter of fact, Maggie Haberman from The New York Times just wrote echos of January 6 when Trump supporters flooded the Capitol, some hunting for the speaker. But local reporters in San Francisco are saying, well, wait a second. This guy is some radical leftist who's part of a nudist movement there in the Castro district of San Francisco.
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HealthyCell.com code Prager. Grace, did I hear the doorbell ring downstairs a few moments ago? Yes, and I may or may not be munching on something over here. May, was that our friend from the Wolf River Popcorn? Oh yes. They have the best gourmet popcorn in America. I like the Bill Street blend. That's my favorite. So I'm a caramel popcorn guy and that stuff, that is like crack cocaine.
It's classic. So John from Wolf River Popcorn. Yeah, Jim Owen, he brought us by a whole box for your birthday. It's for you, but I've stolen some. You said it was a whole box because it looks kind of empty right now. Well, I told you I may or may not be munching on something over here. Yeah, I think more people have been dipping into the...
I can neither confirm or deny these allegations. The cake downstairs is almost gone. Oh, that, yeah. I knew that was going to happen.
I know. Well, look, I am just thoroughly impressed and surprised. It's very hard to surprise me, ladies and gentlemen, and the staff has done a great job here today.
So thank you for all the great birthday wishes. And is this, you know what, let's go to Mimi first in North Carolina on the talk station. Mimi, how are you today? Well, I'm fine, Todd, and I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating with all your admirers. I'm having a lovely day. I don't want to talk. I'm very shy. All I want to do is whistle because Grace said no one has whistled for you yet. And I don't know if I can get through this, but I'm going to do my best.
I'm all yours. Okay. Wait a minute.
Whistling. Oh, my God. Oh, that's many more. Oh, well done. Many happy returns of the day, Todd. Mimi, you are very kind. You're very talented.
Oh, the studio audience. Mimi, you're a hit. Well done. Well done. Mimi, thank you. God bless you. Oh, my goodness. Let's go to the phones.
Is this true? Is Michelle Cox on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line, the co-author of our Daily Biscuit, Devotions With a Draw? And my very good friend, my old friend, Michelle, how are you?
Oh, I am fine, but how are you, old friend? Happy birthday. Thank you.
Yes, I'm doing a year. They gave me a biscuit this morning with a candle in it. Well, a birthday without a biscuit is just kind of a non-event. That's true. Thank you all for taking care of that. Do I need to talk louder, Todd, because I know hearing is one of the first things to go? This is brutal.
Can you speak up a little bit? Yeah, I'll try. I'll try. Grace, I always introduce Todd as the brother I never wanted, but I'm glad I have. And Todd, your gift is on the way. It took me so long to wrap your motorized wheelchair for shipping that it's probably going to be a day or two late.
But we'll still get there eventually. Thank you, Michelle. You're so kind-hearted. Always, always. And you would do the same for me, you know it. Yes, I would. Yes, I would. You heard Dalton said to see if elderly people need rights to the pulse, so do we need to line something up for you? Do you mind? That would be very helpful.
Okay, we'll see what we can do. Grace, can you handle that? Yeah, Grace is all over. She's eating her popcorn.
Yeah, that too. But I'm on it too. I can multitask. Michelle, how are things? We've only got about 90 seconds or so. How are things going in North Carolina? Well, we always kind of have to wait to see how many boxes of ballots are found in the trunk of cars or anything.
That's true. I know our people are working hard here. While I have your pulpit for a second, I just want to tell people, this is the election you cannot sit at home. I look at the faces of our children and our grandchildren, and if we don't take a stand here, they don't have a future. And, you know, I've been posting on Facebook about people praying that folks who have our values will turn out to vote, but also put feet to your prayers and talk to your family, your friends, your co-workers, and get everybody you can out to work, and then pray for a fair and honest election.
That's it. And Michelle, I know you've been very involved in politics in western North Carolina for a long time, and, you know, these are every single vote matters. And so we've got to get out and we've got to do what we can do to save this country and to save our freedom. Folks that think one vote doesn't count, we had an election here in our county when I was Republican Party chair that we would have won if one more person in each precinct had voted. So that one vote makes a big difference. And you just imagine that nationwide.
Your vote counts, and it's a vital election. We have 10 seconds. Michelle, what's for supper tonight?
I think Paul's going to take me out. I'm saving all the cooking that you come to the farmhouse for your vacation that you keep promising me. I know. I've got to get over there. And it's a beautiful home that you and Paul built there in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Always good hearing from you, my friend.
And folks are loving the book. So God bless. All right.
That's Michelle Cox from me and Paul. All right, folks. Hour three coming up. A lot of stuff to cover.
Congressman Jim Jordan on the way. This is the Todd Starnes radio show. If you take vitamin supplements and pill form, it's time to consider an alternative, because studies show you don't absorb most of the nutrients in pills, and they're hard to swallow for many people. Vitamins you can't absorb are a waste of money. That's why doctors and nutritionists created Healthy Cell, the next generation of supplements. Healthy Cell is not a pill. It's a natural, patent-pending gel. You swallow with ultra-absorption of science-backed ingredients.
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HealthyCell.com. Code Prager. Happy birthday from the dogs, Todd, and I'm sure Grace will appreciate this one. I'm not in control of my show today, ladies and gentlemen. The staff has taken over, and that's Brian there from Georgia. Thank you so very much for the, wow, so someone has whistled happy birthday, and now this guy's dog is a very clear, talented canine, and did I hear a cat?
I thought I heard a cat there, too. Thank you very much. It is a birthday day here at the Todd Stearns Radio Program.
Thank you all so very much for the kind words and the shout-outs, and we also are going to be giving out a prize a little bit later on. We've got a trivia question on the table, and I want to throw this out there, and we're going to get you hooked up with a copy of my latest book. What does Todd call a diet, I feel like, I don't know, I feel weird, I feel like Bob Dole, who always referred to himself, like why does Todd call a diet coke with a wedge of lemon? It's okay, because I wrote them.
You didn't write them. Thank you, Grace. I should have just had you do this. Todd, call a diet coke with a wedge of lemon, 844-747-8868. That is our toll-free telephone number, and give us a call, and you're going to be able to win a great prize. I want to go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line very quickly on what has been a very busy breaking news day. This is the headline from AMAC in Scrampy campaign GOP's Caroline Levitt vying to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and Caroline is on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line right now. Caroline, I hope you're doing well today.
I'm doing very well and very excited. It's 10 days to go to election day. We make history and change the direction of this country.
Thank goodness. Caroline, I know that a lot of people on the left are attacking you because of your age, lack of experience. What do you tell those people out there, because you are going to be, if elected, the youngest member of Congress?
That is correct. My opponents on both sides of the aisle, frankly, throughout this campaign always hoped that my youth would be our greatest weakness. Well, unfortunately for them, it's our greatest strength, because voters across my district in New Hampshire and across this country, frankly, are dehydrated for energetic, lively leadership in Washington, D.C. We are lacking it on both sides of the aisle.
There's been people down there twice as long as I have been alive, clinging to power, ripping us off. It's time for a new wave, a new generation of leadership, and a new generation of youthful conservative leadership, most importantly. And that's one of the reasons I felt compelled to run in the first place, start reaching out, changing the hearts and minds of voters my age who unfortunately are being taught socialism by every institution in this country.
So we're going to get to work on that in day one and fixing all the problems that Democrats have created over the past couple of years. You won a huge, huge victory in the Republican primary, winning 34.4 percent of the vote. Your nearest competitor, 25.2 percent. You have earned endorsements from a number of big names in Congress, including Congressman Jim Jordan, who's about to be on the program a little bit later today, and also Senator Ted Cruz, and the big kahuna himself, former President Trump. How big was that endorsement for you? Well, I'm pleased to have that endorsement. I'm pleased to have the support of the wonderful leaders that you just mentioned. And we are one unified Republican Party now heading into this November 8th general election. I'm really humbled by the outpouring of support I've received from the party, but more importantly from voters, not just in New Hampshire, but across the country.
We have a grassroots war test that raised more than three million dollars since launching this effort. We all come from great people across my state and across every state that recognize we need change. So we are welcoming everyone on board.
I'm proud to have worked in President Trump's White House. We have a lot of forever Trumpers on our team, but may surprise you, we got some never Trumpers on our team as well. That's what this is at stake in this election. Dire consequences over the past few years are really driving people to our movement.
And I know we're going to win, and we're going to see a massive tidal wave, a red tidal wave take over this country on November 8th. You're 25 years old, and I hear you talking about wanting to have new perspectives. What sort of perspectives as a 25-year-old conservative are you going to be bringing to the table and to the party? Well, first and foremost, like I said, a lot of folks on both sides of the aisle have been down in D.C., and they've really lost touch with the American people and where they stand.
On a big supporter of term limits, I think that's something we need to get done as a country to root out the corruption and bring a government that's truly for the people, by the people, once again. One of the things I love about being a candidate is I run all of my own social media accounts. You probably can't find me a member of Congress that corresponds directly with their constituents via social media. They have paid staffers to do it for them, but I pride myself on having that direct correspondence in that way, especially amongst generations being millennial Americans. That's where they're consuming their news.
There's data to prove it. We need to start reaching out to them, because public school system and higher education university system, in addition to the mainstream media, Big Tech, Hollywood, every institution in this country, you name it, is pushing socialism and critical race theory and these radical insane gender ideologies that we're seeing down the throats of young Americans. It's really my goal to wake them up and start speaking truth to power and protect the American dream, because it's never been more out of touch for young Americans like myself.
It's completely unaffordable to purchase a home and start a family right now, and the Democrat policies are making that worse. So it's my goal to relay that message, both on Capitol Hill and hopefully across this country as well. Caroline Levitt is running for Congress in New Hampshire, the first congressional district there, 25 years old, former Trump administration staffer.
She has endorsements from just about every well-known conservative leader you know in this nation. Caroline, what's it going to take to get you across the finish line there in New Hampshire? How are the polls looking?
They're looking great. We are in a statistical tie. It's not a little bit ahead of our Democrat opponent. This is a Democrat-leaning district. It's a swing seat, and I'm going after the incumbent.
So rest assured, Nancy Pelosi is most certainly dumping all she can to protect him. We are going to flip the district to take the gavel out of Pelosi's hand, and we need some more help, though. We have 10 days to go. Television ads in Boston are very expensive, so if anyone would love to help me out and go to our website, it's carolineforcongress.com. Caroline with a K, I'm in a statistical, dead-heat tie in this race, and we need some more momentum to get over the finish line, and if you're in New Hampshire listening, please get out and vote.
We need to flood the polls on November 8th, just like we did on September 13th in our primary against all odds we won, and we're going to win against all odds once again in a few days. I love it. Well, Caroline, we wish you the very best. You've run an incredible campaign, and we look forward to seeing you in Congress. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day.
All right. That's Caroline Levitt, everybody. She will be, if elected, the youngest person in the U.S. Congress running there in New Hampshire, and she is the real deal, and I love this.
I employ a lot of young people at the radio station Iona, Memphis, Tennessee, KWAM, and the interesting thing about Generation Z, and many millennials, especially conservatives, they are passionate about their country, they're passionate about their politics, and they want to work hard, and we need folks like that up on Capitol Hill. Hey, I want to give a quick shout-out to Michelle, who just sent us a note. She says, Todd, happy birthday. For your birthday, I just donated $100 to ADF and got the little heart emoji. Well, Michelle, thank you very much. That is incredibly generous of you, and thank you so much for that. We are in the final day of our Radiothon for Alliance Defending Freedom, and so we could use your help. We just need about 1,000 people to donate $100, and boom, we have already surpassed our goal. And you can do that by going to ToddStearns.com, that's ToddStearns.com, and click on the Alliance Defending Freedom banner, which is what Michelle did, and you'll be able to donate.
It is 100% tax deductible, and your gift, your first-time gift, is literally going to be matched, so it'll be doubled thanks to a generous ADF donor. Well, I want to go to the phones here, because we have a trivia question, and Grace Baker has put together Todd Stearns-themed trivia questions for the day. Let's go to Carol in California, hanging out with us on the live stream today. Hi, Carol, how are you? I'm terrific, Todd, and happy birthday to you. It's a pleasure to be able to say that to you again. I met you a couple years ago at the PGI dinner at Disneyland, and wish you happy birthdays then. So it's my honor to do it again. Carol, you are so kind, and at Pacific Justice Institute, they just put on one of the best galas that you're ever going to be able to go to.
What a lot of fun that is. It was a wonderful time, and I lost every time you tell the stories about the people in Disneyland that were dressed up for Halloween. It was a little scary. I'm just going to be honest with you, Carol, you've got to creep me out. All right, Carol, let's try to win you a prize here. The question on the table, what do I call a Diet Coke with a wedge of lemon? Our Lutherans get confused, but it is a Baptist martini. Yes, no confusion there, Lutherans.
That is correct. A Baptist martini. Carol, congratulations, and we're going to put you on hold, and Grace is going to get all your info, and we're going to send you a signed copy of our Daily Biscuit Devotions with a drawl. All right, so there you go, Carol. And of course, co-written by my good friend, Michelle Cox.
We've got to take a break. Before we do, I want to share some sad news for you today. Those of you who enjoy rock and roll music, some sad news coming from Memphis, Tennessee. Word is that Jerry Lee Lewis, the great rock and roll legend, has died. He passed away this morning at his home near Memphis.
This is according to the Associated Press. Jerry Lee Lewis was 87 years old, and of course, he was known for a number of hits, including Great Balls of Fire and a whole lot of shaking going on, originally from Louisiana. And he was related, believe it or not, to the evangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
So I believe they were cousins. And of course, it was part of the Million Dollar Quartet. A great musician is gone. Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away.
All right, folks, before we go to break, another trivia question. We want to know, what is my favorite football team? If you listen to the program, you will know the answer to that question. What is my favorite football team?
844-747-8868. This is the Todd Starnes Show. If you take vitamin supplements in pill form, it's time to consider an alternative because studies show you don't absorb most of the nutrients in pills, and they're hard to swallow for many people. Vitamins you can't absorb are a waste of money. That's why doctors and nutritionists created Healthy Cell, the next generation of supplements. Healthy Cell is not a pill, it's a natural, patent-pending gel. You swallow with ultra-absorption of science-backed ingredients.
These great-tasting gels come in a small packet, tear off the top, shoot it down, or mix it in water. The Prager's are paying for our own Healthy Cell. They automatically ship to our doorstep every month. That's how impressed we are with it.
Experience the difference. From boosting immunity to getting better sleep to sharpening your focus to multivitamins, use the promo code Prager for 20% off your first order. HealthyCell.com, code Prager. A great song and some sad news from Memphis, Tennessee just moments ago, the Associated Press sending down the bulletin that Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the greats of rock and roll in the early days of the 1950s and 60s, has passed away here in Memphis, Tennessee. We're praying for the family there, Jerry Lee Lewis, a part of that great generation of incredible music, and he is going to be missed. Welcome back to the Todd Starnes radio program. We are so honored to have you with us on this very busy Breaking News Friday.
I want to go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker lines. We have a crazy story coming to us from our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom. Bill Sekler is an attorney with ADF, and Travis Allen is their client. Gentlemen, I want to welcome both of you to the Todd Starnes radio show.
Yeah, thanks for having us. You know, Travis, I'd like to start with you. Here is a story coming from a dateline, Burlington, Vermont, where Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of you and your daughter, Blake. I want you to tell us what happened there at the local school. Well, my daughter was changing for a volleyball competition at the school, and the student had come into the locker room, the male student, and so she asked him to get out because they were changing, and when he didn't, she finished as quickly as she could and then left the room where she went and sought out authorities to let them know what was happening and that it was not okay. And Phil, I understand from the information from Alliance Defending Freedom that that was a big problem.
Tell us what happened. So Blake, Travis's daughter, then discussed the issue with her friends and was basically suspended, and discipline was imposed on her for having that discussion, for saying that the student, he shouldn't have been in the girls' locker room. So she was accused of harassment and bullying and given suspension and some other discipline as well. Now, Travis Anderson, you're a coach as well. Do you coach at that particular school, and what do you coach?
I do. I was currently coaching the middle school girls' soccer team. I see. And so why, I'm curious here, why were you suspended from your coaching job? I was suspended because I made a social media post that referred to the male student as a male, and so that's, they asked me to officially issue an apology, and I refused to. So they said if you can't refuse, or if you can't offer an apology, we're going to suspend you immediately. Phil, that sounds to me on its face like an unconstitutional decision by the school district.
Yeah, that's what it sounded like to us too, Todd. So that's why we fought the lawsuit, because it's just blatant viewpoint discrimination, the government essentially punishing somebody because they don't like their views. You know, Travis, it's interesting that this particular case involves your daughter who is a volleyball player. There was a story that's been circulating for the past week from Western North Carolina where a team, a volleyball team, was playing against another team that had a boy who identifies as a girl, spiked the ball in a girl's face and knocked her out, I mean, caused all sorts of injuries, and now that school has decided to forfeit any other games with this particular school. I mean, the reality here, beyond just the basic understanding of human anatomy, this could pose a danger issue, quite frankly. I agree. I've seen that clip, and as far as I know, the girl is still recovering, isn't she?
She is. So, again, I know this is a situation where you have a young man coming into the locker room, but it just seems to me, Phil, that young girls, biological girls, are having to put their rights on hold. They're the ones that have the problem if they don't want a young man in their locker room or their changing facilities.
Absolutely. Not only do they have to endure what the school decides, when they complain, they're told they really don't have a basis to complain, and then when they discuss the issue, they get punished for even discussing it, which is what happened to Blake. And so, Phil, again, so Blake, she was, what, suspended, or was she, how was she punished? So she was suspended, and then also she was required to engage in what the school called a restorative circle, so that she could see the error of her ways, and then if she did a good enough job on that in a reflective essay, they would let her be done with suspension. But if she didn't do a good enough job, she'd have three more days' suspension. So we thought that also is unconstitutional, because they're trying to compel her to speak and just recite their views of this woke ideology they're pushing.
Travis, we've got about 10 seconds here. What's your message to other moms and dads that may be dealing with this? To go with your gut instinct, if you think something's not right, it's probably not right. You need to stand up and defend yourself and your family. Well said. And gentlemen, we appreciate you coming on, and we apologize for the shortness. We have all sorts of breaking news today, but we've got the story up on our website, ToddSterns.com. Travis, best of luck to you and your daughter, Phil. God bless you and the team at Alliance Defending Freedom. And folks, that's why we need your help, because of cases just like that. Go to ToddSterns.com. You can donate right now, and help out Travis and his daughter.
We'll be right back. If you take vitamin supplements in pill form, it's time to consider an alternative, because studies show you don't absorb most of the nutrients in pills, and they're hard to swallow for many people. Vitamins you can't absorb are a waste of money. That's why doctors and nutritionists created Healthy Cell, the next generation of supplements. Healthy Cell is not a pill, it's a natural, patent-pending gel. You swallow with ultra-absorption of science-backed ingredients. These great tasting gels come in a small packet, tear off the top, shoot it down, or mix it in water. The Praggers are paying for our own Healthy Cell. They automatically ship to our doorstep every month. That's how impressed we are with it, experience the difference. From boosting immunity to getting better sleep, to sharpening your focus to multivitamins, use the promo code Prager for 20% off your first order.
HealthyCell.com, code Prager. Again, crazy story, right? I mean, you've got a girl's volleyball player, and there's a dude in the girl's locker room. She calls him a dude, and she gets suspended. And thank God that Alliance Defending Freedom is fighting alongside that young lady.
And if you want to help with that cause, the money you give them goes to fight cases just like this one. Go to Toddsterns.com and click on the Alliance Defending Freedom banner. Alright, let's go to the phones here.
We have a trivia question on the table. I want to go to Bartlett, Tennessee, Elaine, listening to us on our flagship station, KWAM. Elaine, how are you today?
I'm doing great, happy birthday. Well thank you, Elaine, and I have to say it is a beautiful day here in the Memphis area. It sure is. Alright, we're going to try to win you a prize, Elaine. We need to know the name of my favorite football team. I hope it's Tennessee Vols. Yes, Elaine, we're standing at attention here in the broadcast studios in East Memphis.
It's Rocky Top. Elaine, congratulations. You're the winner.
Thank you. That was my husband's favorite team, also. Is that right? Every football game. And he did get to go to Knox for one time and see a home game that he really enjoyed. Well, I bet he has great seats to watch this season, and what an exciting season it's been, number three in the nation, and gearing up for that big showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs. I've been watching it myself, and I'm not really a football fan, but I do like the team.
I just never was being in the football, but since it's been such a good year, Alabama was such a really, really good game, and I'm hoping Georgia is going to be good too. Absolutely. Well, Elaine, I want you to hang tight, and Grace is going to get all your particulars, and we're going to send you a signed copy of our Daily Biscuit Devotions with a Drawl.
Thank you for those kind words. All right. We'll throw out another trivia question here. Where am I from? Where was I born?
If you know where Todd Stearns was born, you're going to win a great prize today as we celebrate the big birthday, 844-747-8868, that's our toll-free telephone number, that's 844-747-8868. New polling information here from USA Today. A new poll out shows that 40% of Hispanics and 21% of blacks are now backing the Republican Party. In 2020, exit polls indicated the president won 12% of black voters, 32% of the Hispanic vote, which was a vast improvement over Willard Mitt Romney back in 2012. The USA Today poll is showing ahead of the November 8th midterms that 40% of Hispanics and 21% of blacks backed the Republican Party candidate in a generic ballot.
And I just have a very simple question for Hispanic and black listeners of this radio program. Why are you now supporting the Republican Party? What is it about the Republican Party that has made you switch over, 844-747-8868?
That's our toll-free telephone number, that's 844-747-8868. Now something very interesting happened yesterday. We've been following some disturbing developments out there, and I do believe, first and foremost, that the Republicans are going to win big on election day.
I do believe that. But I also believe there are going to be voter shenanigans, and I think that we are going to see the Democrats try as hard as they can to throw this election. And I think the mainstream media is going to be very involved and will be complicit in that steel effort. And the point of this radio program is to stop that steel. A couple of stories that I want to share with you, and the best thing we can do on this radio program is when you hear of an incident of unverified ballots being mailed out or people that are trying to do something nefarious at polling stations, maybe there is a case of voter intimidation, we want to hear about that on this radio show, because we've got to get that information out there. So anyway, last night on the local Fox TV affiliate, something very odd happened. This was the TV affiliate, Fox 10, where Kerry Lake was once an anchor. And last night during a newscast, a little widget popped up on the bottom of the screen, and you've probably seen these on your local TV station.
Normally it tells you the weather forecast or something of that nature, a breaking news item. Well, it turns out, it turns out that during this broadcast, the widget popped up and it happened to show the election results for governor in Arizona. Even more bizarre is that it showed Katie Hobbs beating Kerry Lake to win the governor's race, and it even showed the vote totals. And we have pictures of this, we have screenshots of it, and we also have the live video so you can see it for yourself on our website, Toddsterns.com.
Just one big glaring problem. The election is on November 8th, 11 days from now. So how in the world did the Fox TV station get ahold of that information?
Now was this a technical glitch, or was there something more nefarious going on? And I think based on what happened in 2020, it's a fair question that we ought to be asking. In Pennsylvania, state lawmakers, a number of Republicans are demanding answers after nearly a quarter million unverified ballots were mailed out. According to a letter sent to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Lee Chapman, lawmakers found 240,000 ballots were not verified.
Folks, that is an enormous number, large enough to throw elections in Pennsylvania, which is a battleground state. So we're going to keep our eyes on all of this, folks, and you've got to help us out as well. You hear of any reports of weird stuff happening, you give us a call. All right, let's go to the phones here, 844-747-8868. Joanne in Georgia, Joanne, how are you today? Well hello, Todd, I'm doing fine and happy birthday to you.
Well you're very kind to say that, thank you, and the staff has done a great job. You know, Joanne, for most of my life, I was not a big party kind of a guy, but I'm kind of enjoying this. This is a lot of fun today. It's been a lot of fun for the listeners as well.
Well I'm glad to hear that. All right, well let's try to win you a prize here, Joanne, and it's a pretty simple question I think. We need to know, where am I from? Where was I born? I think you're from the same birthplace where Elvis has this big house in Memphis, Tennessee. Yes, Joanne, you are correct. Born and raised in Memphis, born at Baptist Hospital in downtown Memphis. I'm a womb-to-tune Baptist as they say, Joanne. And my dad, believe it or not, my dad lived in the same neighborhood as Elvis.
That was all pretty much farmland back in those days. And dad and his brother, my uncle Jerry, who I write about a lot, they used to paddle around over at Graceland and I used to hang out with Elvis, and my dad played in a band with some of Elvis's cousins, so good times back in the day. I got to see him in Las Vegas, and boy, he put on a show. Is that right? So you were at the big revival there in Vegas, the big comeback? Yes, I was. Yeah, 72. Wow. 72-71? Yeah.
Early 70s. Have you seen the movie? Have you seen the Elvis movie? Oh, absolutely.
Absolutely. I'm curious, what was your thought about that movie? It was more dramatic than I thought it was going to be. I wanted to hear more of his music, but I still thought it was very well done.
And I dragged my husband to it, and he was okay. The actor that played Elvis just did a terrific job, and he sang a lot of those songs, and he nailed it. I just thought he did a great job. I agree.
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There you go. The Holy Trinity. The big 10 families between the Southeast Conference right there. Well, Georgia's got a big game this week, and then next week, of course, it's the Georgia Tennessee game. And the Buckeyes are Penn State, I think, this week, so a couple of some good games. It's going to be some great games, great college football.
But in the meantime, we got a lot of politicians to talk about. Is it your birthday? Did I hear it was your birthday?
I hit the big 5-5 today, Congressman. Congratulations. Happy birthday. Thank you. Appreciate that. Yeah. I'm not even controlling my own show today, so they have all these surprises popping up all over the place. That's great. That's great. A lot going on in politics and, of course, things looking great on the campaign trail.
I want to get to that in just a moment. But House Judiciary, you guys are just laying, you're throwing down the hammer here, sending letters to Mayorkas and Garland. What are you guys wanting from these two? Well, look, I think in 11 days it's going to be a good day for Republicans. I think we're going to be in the majority, we want them to make sure that they're preserving all documents. Because part of our constitutional duty, as we've talked about several times before, Todd, is to do oversight, to do the investigations and get the truth and the facts to the American people.
And you can't do that if you don't have access to some of the information or all the information that's pertinent. So we continue. We've sent letter after letter after letter hundreds to various agencies, particularly the Justice Department. And we want to get to the bottom of just how political that agency has become and what they've been up to.
So that's what that's all about. And again, out on the campaign trail, we saw a report earlier from USA Today that a very large number of Hispanics and black voters are now embracing the Republican Party. I mean, this has got to be such an affirmation for the great work that you guys are doing, not just in the party, but also the House Freedom Caucus.
Yeah, look, I've said for weeks now. I think this election is about, I say four plus freedom, four key issues, plus what they're doing our freedom. You know, we went from a secure border to no border. We went from safe streets to record crime with $2 gas to $4 and $5 gas.
And we went from stable prices to a 41 year high inflation rate. Those four key fundamental facts, fundamental issues. That's what the Democrats and Joe Biden has done to the country.
And then in addition to that, it's what we were just talking about is the attack on our first amendment, the attack on our second amendment and our other liberties and our due process rights, and furthermore, the weaponization of government, specifically the Justice Department against we the people. So I think that's what's on voters minds. And I think in 11 days they're going to go and they're going to put Republicans back in charge of the House of Representatives. And I think we're going to sweep all these swing state Senate races that are up with Herschel Wynn and Georgia, Ted Budd, our colleague, I think is going to win the North Carolina Senate race.
Dr. Oz, after that debate the other night, I think he's going to win that. And that race in Pennsylvania, J.D. Vance is going to win Ohio. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin, Laxalt in Nevada.
And I think Blake Masters can win in Arizona as well. So that's what I think is coming. And it's because of how bad things have gotten in just 21 months under Democrat control, the federal government. And, you know, again, hearing Chuck Schumer on the hot mic when he was meeting with Biden on the target, you know, saying that, hey, things are looking bad in Georgia with Herschel Walker, but I think they're people are just tired, you know, they're tired of the mud slinging. They recognize we have serious problems and we need serious people to address those serious problems. Yeah, I think you're right. We got it.
I think they want to stop the madness and quit, stop everything, the crazy spending, the paying people not to work and driving up the cost of energy, which has given us this 41 year high inflation rate. So I was I was just doing a bit with some some folks in our in our district. And the guy said, I looked at my 401k, I looked at my bank account, I went to the gas station, I went to the grocery store. And that's what's happening.
And when you do all four of those things, you're like, what the heck is going on? That's what's weighing on people's mind. And that's why they're going to vote for Republicans. Congressman, real quick, I love what you wrote about Twitter free speech liberal tears.
Well, you know, so already Elon Musk is it seems is beginning to open that up. And you know how it works, how do you conservatives get throttled back, they it's just that's a they've shadowbanned us in the in the past. I mean, that's how they operate. That's the left that that that coordinated effort by the left, big tech working with big media, and they tried to work with big government when they were attempting to set up this this this information governance board. So yeah, this is, I think, a welcome sign for the First Amendment and for freedom.
All right. Well, congressman, we're gonna leave it there. We know you've got a busy time out on the campaign trail.
Are you are you pretty much is it 24 seven? I know a lot of the senators are going out into other districts to campaign as well. Are you pretty much in Ohio? It's been busy. Now we're back in our district. And so we're doing something our district, not as busy now, but we're getting around talking to the folks that I hope to represent again. But yeah, a couple weeks ago, we were in on Friday, we're in Oklahoma, Saturday, we're in Texas, Sunday, I was in Arizona, Monday, back in New Mexico, helping colleagues and candidates.
Yeah, we've had some of that, but now we're back in a lot. Oh, that's great. All right.
Well, congressman, God bless. Have a great weekend out there. All right. Take care. Thanks. All right.
Jim Jordan, everybody, one of the great fighters for the for the conservative movement and also for the Republican Party. I mean, just they're they're just crushing it out there. Let's go real quick to the phones. Sam in Georgia wants to weigh in, Sam got about 60 seconds here. Hey, Todd. Good afternoon. Thanks for taking my call and happy birthday, my friend.
Thank you. I'm a previously a Russia issue, but a rush listener. But I want to thank you for continuing to carry the torch for conservatism. But I was telling the Grace Baker on the phone that Obama's here in town doing some campaigning. And it seems like all the ads that you see here, their focus is abortion or voters rights. And I just had a thought that Planned Parenthood years ago, we I think we all know why that was established. But it seems like the Democrats are still focused on controlling the black population. And you know, that may be a a backdoor into what they're doing.
But well, you know, without the only issues that they have to campaign on, you know, maybe that's the it's a good strategy, Sam. It is a great thought. We'll pick up on that Monday. Thank you for listening. I want to thank my great staff here, Grace, Kyle.
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