The Super Bowl was rigged.
Rihanna’s NFL half-time show was pre-recorded. Detroit’s demolition contracts were phony. And the Flint City Councilman berates the chief of police on a sex scandal cover-up. It’s all fixed.
And not to be outdone, Perry Johnson, the profligate politician who claims to be a quality guru, but filed thousands of fake signatures in his failed bid for the governor of Michigan, claims Washington is rigged.
Watch the Michigan premiere of Two-Cent Johnson’s latest campaign commercial, this time for President of the United States. Guru Perry says the answer to our economic troubles is simple. Cut federal spending by 2%.
We do the math, and it doesn’t add up. But who cares? It’s all rigged.
Not to be outdone, Flint City Councilman Eric Mays is back in the news. Watch as Mays, the baritone of Genesee County browbeats the Flint Chief of Police for the coverup of sexcapades within his department.
Speaker 1 (00:22):
Will. I drove in downtown Detroit this morning. Nobody here except these guys across the street digging up the sidewalk again. That’s the third time in eight months. Got to spend the money. That’s what they’re doing with your Biden bucks. And then if you pan up top, there’s the run skyscraper that never seems to get any taller. Not in the last eight months. The only thing I’ve seen them swinging around is a portajohn. That’s what they’re doing with 60 million of your dollars
Speaker 2 (00:54):
Live downtown Detroit. It’s no PS News out with my
Speaker 1 (01:13):
Bullshit breaking the dumb more bullshit. Dumb more bullshit. So that’s what’s going on with your money. Wow. We’re keeping track. Let me tell you else about the money. I think inflation’s going down.
Speaker 3 (01:36):
Speaker 1 (01:36):
Do? I went to the gas station to get my cigarettes in my beer for the Super Bowl. And I told you it cost me $20 in change. Six pack. Pack of smokes. $20 in change. Wow. Not including the pennies I take. What? Is that
Speaker 4 (01:51):
Bad or good?
Speaker 1 (01:53):
No, it’s it’s bad. But here’s the good news. So I bought a pack of cigarettes and my six pack, and it was $19 and 80 cents instead of $20 and 24 cents, which made me happy. And then I went home and opened my paper six pack that thing in a box, and I realized it’s only four. Oh,
Speaker 3 (02:16):
<laugh>, no <laugh>.
Speaker 1 (02:18):
Inflation’s going up. Wow.
Speaker 3 (02:19):
Shrink ifl. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (02:21):
I went back this morning and I talked to Sonny. I said, Sonny, what’s going on with that? And he goes, oh, prices are never coming down. So there,
Speaker 3 (02:30):
Oh, that’s a great uplifting. Yeah. I’m
Speaker 1 (02:32):
Speaker 3 (02:32):
You man, peace. But you’re right. Yeah.
Speaker 4 (02:33):
But did you enjoy your beer and cigarettes?
Speaker 1 (02:36):
I did because I did not enjoy that game. What? I did not, I enjoyed the game till the last two minutes.
Speaker 3 (02:44):
Oh, I know. The first 50 minutes. Fantastic.
Speaker 1 (02:46):
They were sweet.
Speaker 4 (02:47):
Dude. What happened to the last two minutes that you didn’t enjoy?
Speaker 1 (02:49):
I, go ahead, mark.
Speaker 3 (02:51):
Well, I mean, there was a very questionable call by the referee, which once that was called, the game was over. You knew Kansas would just sit on the ball and kick a field
Speaker 1 (03:00):
Goal. So what was it, 30 and eight or something? It was 38.
Speaker 3 (03:03):
Speaker 1 (03:03):
Yeah. And the chiefs are driving, and maybe they’re in field goal range. Their kicker had missed the field goal earlier and incomplete. And then they come up with some, these two bit hack lawyers that they call rap that just ruin a beautiful game, a beautiful chess game of human beings. It’s some holding. And it wasn’t holding, dude. It’s the worst call every place holding.
Speaker 3 (03:27):
But that’s legal to grab in that area. Anyway, not to get too far in. Louise. And I love that you pointed out that it is a hobby. That guy’s job is really a lawyer. They don’t have full-time referees, which is why the NFL is such bad officiated.
Speaker 4 (03:39):
Oh wow. I didn’t know that.
Speaker 3 (03:40):
Yeah. They’re lawyers, accountants, they have day jobs and then the weekend comes. So
Speaker 4 (03:44):
This is their fantasy. It
Speaker 3 (03:45):
Kind of is. Think it is because the NFL doesn’t want to pay.
Speaker 4 (03:48):
Speaker 1 (03:49):
Crazy. And so it’s just this beautiful Unmarred game, you know what I mean? And then it’s decided by a lawyer. And I’m like, you no drama in
Speaker 4 (03:58):
Then. But you should know to look at that decision. Questionably.
Speaker 1 (04:02):
I mean, every, everybody’s tweeting. It’s rigged. And the NFL better be careful with this online gambling if people start to believe it’s rigged.
Speaker 4 (04:11):
Yeah, that’s true.
Speaker 3 (04:12):
Yeah. Then they won’t start gambling on it. I mean, that’s why you don’t gamble in professional wrestling. Right? Because it’s all scripted.
Speaker 1 (04:18):
And I’m fucking done with it. Because I mean, there was a
Speaker 4 (04:20):
Question, but what isn’t though, mark? I’m sorry,
Speaker 1 (04:22):
Tara. No, it was the AFC Championship game when last play. There’s going to be a field goal, 60 yards or something. The chiefs. And it was okay. Did he hit him out of miles? Yeah, kind of. Is it a time to throw a flag and move him into a chip shot? No. Yeah. So I’m every week with this shit. Why do I even watch it? Yeah, I’m too old. I don’t get excited by
Speaker 3 (04:44):
It. We want the teams to decide who wins.
Speaker 1 (04:46):
Basketball’s boring, right? You can’t hand check. Hand check, hand check. It’s not like when Michael Jordan getting his ass beat by the bad boy. Yeah. That hockey’s just
Speaker 4 (04:56):
Dull. Everything’s changed. Well, the little boy that went viral, that was cute, George. That was at his first hockey game. He was like a five year old kid. Dude didn’t see that? No. Okay. That was
Speaker 3 (05:08):
Cute. No. Did anybody hit him?
Speaker 4 (05:10):
No. Nobody hit him, but, well,
Speaker 1 (05:11):
What was this a Super Bowl commercial?
Speaker 4 (05:13):
No, this was at the Red Wings game the other night. Oh,
Speaker 1 (05:16):
Speaker 3 (05:17):
Is he got his own TikTok Now? You know what?
Speaker 4 (05:19):
You all never want to talk about what you don’t know about. I’m just, you missed
Speaker 1 (05:22):
This. We’re bitching about the Super
Speaker 4 (05:23):
Bowl. Okay. But we were talking about sports and how it’s boring and there’s not exciting. And I was saying that this instance at the Red Rings game was nice. That’s all.
Speaker 1 (05:35):
Okay. No, you have to send it. Why didn’t you send it to me?
Speaker 4 (05:39):
Yeah, I guess I should have. You
Speaker 1 (05:40):
Should have. Okay. I like cute kid videos. I
Speaker 4 (05:43):
Like apparent. Listen to your need. Initial response. Maybe you don’t.
Speaker 1 (05:47):
Well, no. I mean, I’m sitting there watching this game. It’s pretty good. And I can’t leave to get my wife got Bless hers. You need anything? Like I could use what’s left of the four <laugh> and she bring me to Ford Pack and I, I’m sitting there waiting for the commercials. Not because I want to see the commercials. Cause I think the commercials are usually stupid. Anyway, but I’m waiting for Perry Johnson. You guys remember The Mummy? Yeah.
Speaker 3 (06:11):
Speaker 1 (06:12):
Remember the money Mummy? He’s running for Republican. Yeah. Yeah. Which was what
Speaker 3 (06:17):
Karen loved his commercials.
Speaker 4 (06:20):
Speaker 3 (06:21):
He’s a quality guru.
Speaker 4 (06:22):
It was interesting. Very, he
Speaker 1 (06:24):
Saved the auto
Speaker 4 (06:24):
Industry. Very, very creepy, but memorable.
Speaker 1 (06:26):
That’s all he did, right? Was creepy commercials on a green screen. The schools are terrible. And then you find out it’s green screen and they’re actually schools from West Virginia. That’s right.
Speaker 4 (06:36):
Yeah. It was different. Or
Speaker 1 (06:38):
Homeschooling from Moscow’s. Like this guy can’t get off his,
Speaker 3 (06:41):
I love that you said he saved the auto industry because that’s his claim that he saved the auto industry. People love making that claim. How
Speaker 1 (06:48):
Does you save the auto industry when you’re an auditor? But
Speaker 4 (06:51):
People say what they want you to believe. Exactly. And so nobody questions, nobody fact checks. And so what he says becomes realities.
Speaker 1 (06:59):
Yeah. So the Mummy esque, now there’s a myth behind the Mummy, which is they find him, they resurrect him, and once they blow through all of his wealth, he turns back into dust and goes away. And I thought he was gone. And he’s back. Yeah, he’s back. Because somebody’s paning to his
Speaker 4 (07:19):
Speaker 3 (07:20):
Yeah. This is a interesting presidential campaign. He’s running with a commercial about selling a book.
Speaker 1 (07:26):
Speaker 3 (07:27):
I kept waiting for it too. It
Speaker 1 (07:29):
Was, I’m a political reporter. Kindness sorta. I’m interested in this. It could be a gag in it. I’m waiting for this commercial and it doesn’t air here. I thought I missed it. I got to stop drinking the ipa. They’re a little higher in alcohol
Speaker 3 (07:42):
Kind. Thank God. You only have four of them.
Speaker 1 (07:43):
Yeah. You know what I mean? But it turns out it didn’t run here, did it? Nope. So he spent nearly a quarter million dollars for it to run in Iowa.
Speaker 4 (07:52):
Speaker 3 (07:53):
Yeah. He’s getting a jump on the campaign.
Speaker 4 (07:55):
So again, he’s listening to someone and that’s what they’re telling him to do.
Speaker 1 (07:59):
Somebody making some money. I can do you better than this, Perry. I should call Perry. I know. I’m not going to call Perry. I’m going to call Perry for Thursday. Okay. Okay. Say Perry wants to come on. I’m going to give him some free political advice, not because I’m pro Perry, I’d just like to get in the middle of it. But for all of you, not in Iowa, here’s the campaign. Senator
Speaker 3 (08:20):
Speaker 5 (08:21):
Are you doing about the bloated cost of government?
Speaker 3 (08:23):
Got new pie.
Speaker 6 (08:25):
Our fat, bloated government is choking us with inflation. Milk, eggs, heat, unaffordable.
Speaker 4 (08:33):
Just pay the government more.
Speaker 7 (08:35):
That’s not the solution, that’s the problem.
Speaker 1 (08:38):
We know bestest
Speaker 3 (08:39):
Best supposed be Biden
Speaker 1 (08:40):
Speaker 7 (08:42):
I’m Perry Johnson. Pause. I’ve written a book called two.
Speaker 3 (08:45):
Yes. Okay. Set on to explain what’s going
Speaker 1 (08:48):
On. See now, for those listening, what it is is kind of like this video and it’s a cartoon. And everybody, the Democratic Party in Washington, a O c, and Schumer and Biden are big bloated. They’re Inflaters job, A hut type carer. They’re fat.
Speaker 4 (09:02):
Speaker 3 (09:02):
Inflated. Yeah, they’re flat. They’re
Speaker 1 (09:04):
Hugely fat. Okay. So they’re caricatures. And then it cuts the Perry Johnson. And he looks like a caricature. <laugh>. Looks like his scallops balling off very Right. His dentists are going to pop out. I’m like, oh, geez. Okay. So anyway, he wrote a book called 2 cents. Go Ahead.
Speaker 7 (09:23):
To Save America If Washington Cuts the Budget, just 2% a year. Problem solved.
Speaker 6 (09:29):
Harry Johnson. Pause wrote Quality.
Speaker 3 (09:31):
Speaker 4 (09:31):
Okay. And the people behind, they’re floating around in the back.
Speaker 1 (09:35):
Okay. So he said, I do math Perry. See, I’m a quality guru too. I do
Speaker 3 (09:40):
Some back check. Did you say so?
Speaker 1 (09:41):
Okay, so if the 2022 federal expenditures was 6.2 trillion, some quick math, 2% of that is about 125. 150 billion. Okay. Okay. So Perry says, if we just cut 150 billion, problem solved. But the deficit was 1.2 trillion. So Perry, what’s the lari short again? <laugh> never bullshit. I call it Bull Perry.
Speaker 3 (10:12):
Speaker 1 (10:12):
Book Perry, get ready. Send me the book. <laugh>.
Speaker 3 (10:16):
Speaker 1 (10:16):
Ahead. Yeah, go ahead buddy.
Speaker 6 (10:17):
Froze to Detroit that save the American automobile industry. Next, you’ll save America.
Speaker 8 (10:23):
Yes. I want the whole pie.
Speaker 7 (10:26):
Get two books, send one to Schumer. I’m serious. This is at Rocket Science. We can afford to Live Again.
Speaker 6 (10:34):
Order Perry Johnson’s 2 cents to save America Today. What?
Speaker 7 (10:38):
I’m Perry Johnson. I have approved this
Speaker 1 (10:39):
Message. Perry Johnson for president.
Speaker 3 (10:42):
The paid for by Perry Johnson for president. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (10:44):
That is awesome.
Speaker 3 (10:45):
It was a funny ad. It was a good ad. I don’t know if you got this point across, but I
Speaker 4 (10:48):
Laughed. That wasn’t a good
Speaker 3 (10:49):
Ad. It was funny. Okay. It was better than it was comic the other Super Bowl
Speaker 4 (10:52):
Ads. It was comical. But that to me was not a good ad.
Speaker 1 (10:56):
Speaker 4 (10:57):
I just mean it just wasn’t, I don’t like what do you walk away with? I mean, I didn’t like it. 2 cents. Oh,
Speaker 1 (11:04):
Okay. It’s not
Speaker 4 (11:04):
Rocket science and a book. It’s
Speaker 1 (11:06):
Not rocket science. I didn’t like it. I saved the auto industry. I can save the guys. It’s not hard. My two, just think, send one one to Schumer. Why give the whole plan away, Perry? Yes. Got 2%.
Speaker 3 (11:17):
If you want to be president, don’t give your plan away.
Speaker 1 (11:18):
Speaker 4 (11:21):
Stupid. And he likes to color blue.
Speaker 1 (11:23):
We’re dying on a island. He’s got a lot of money. Like the Republicans taking money from the poor to build the skyscraper not getting built. Right. Yeah. Washington spending money at the top of the show. You just drive in here. Karen says, nobody’s here. I know nobody’s here. And they’re redoing the sidewalk for nobody. Here again.
Speaker 3 (11:39):
Well, you got the money to spend, right? Yeah. Just like Perry Johnson. He’s got the money to spend. Oh my God. Let him run that ad.
Speaker 1 (11:44):
So back to the Super Bowl. So before the coin toss, they do, the NFL does a special tip of the hat to Pat. Mm-hmm. <affirmative> Corporal Pat Tillman. Pat Tillman, who is the safety for the Arizona Cardinals. Pat Tillman, a real man. Yeah. Thought for himself was raised in the right way. Very educated people, very spiritual people who are completely atheistic. Right. Gives up the career he wants the motherfuckers that murdered 3000 people in our country. And he thinks he’s going to Afghanistan. Right. He’s special forces. He is the Rangers. And they ship him to Iraq. And he’s pissed. And he’s vocal because he’s the most famous soldier in America at that time. And they send him Iraq, which he thinks is an illegal action, which it was and was a disaster. And I went there and was a complete disaster. And they started lying about why we were there.
And then they used Pat and his brother, who also enlisted to rescue Jessica Lynch. Remember her? They got her, she’s a prisoner of war. Let’s get this commando rescue. And they were taking care of her in a hospital. It was totally fabricated by the Pentagon to spin an illegal invasion. And Tillman’s pissed. And he starts talking about it. So then they send him to Afghanistan and he dies and they spin the story. Pat Tillman selfless, I want to say hero because he’s more than He’s a hero. Yeah. It’s a cheap word. Sure. He’s a real man doing what he thinks is his duty. Brings somebody to justice. That killed my neighbors. So he dies and the Pentagon spins it. As they get divided, their Humvee breaks down and they have to split and have, the platoon is under fire from the Taliban. And Pat goes up there and pulls a John Wayne and he saves him. And he’s killed in action
Speaker 3 (13:44):
Speaker 1 (13:45):
But then it turns out to be friendly fire. Yeah. The parents don’t know. They’re giving him what? The bronze star, the silver star, like national hero. And it was friendly fire. And the autopsy shows it was that close range three in the head from 10 meters away. The somebody burned his clothes, his fatigues, his diaries. Wow. We still don’t have a clear answer. And this football NFL, military complex where the military pays the NFL to do the recruiting videos and the flyovers and it’s all for
Speaker 3 (14:20):
Profit. Yeah. The NFL is all too happy to use his image. I don’t know to show how great they are or what great people play in the nfl. I dunno. To basically capitalize on it. I dunno if you remember his funeral, all the politicians that kind of flocked in and his brothers are like, pat would ate this. This isn’t what he wanted. Fine. Whatever. Let’s celebrate him. There’s a lot of people just capitalizing on the guy’s death. And he’s amazing. He’s an amazing human being. Exactly. But yet there’s always a leach somewhere, I guess.
Speaker 1 (14:47):
And there’s still not a complete answer as to what happened to him. But
Speaker 4 (14:50):
Think back to what we said earlier on at this show, everything is delivered. Everything is nothing is by chance. I mean, just not.
Speaker 3 (15:02):
I know. I just, <laugh> hate that. People are capitalizing on
Speaker 1 (15:05):
Well, and so when you don’t have the truth, you get conspiracy theories.
Speaker 4 (15:09):
Speaker 1 (15:10):
Did the government assassin him because he was outspoken? Was it an accident?
Speaker 4 (15:13):
But is that a conspiracy theory or is it a viable option?
Speaker 1 (15:18):
Well, so if you lie and you don’t tell the story, I can’t blame people for having such. You.
Speaker 4 (15:22):
Yeah. So I wouldn’t, and just becau, just because people question what they’re being told doesn’t necessarily mean that they buy into a conspiracy theory. It’s mean that they’re thinking beyond what they’re being presented. I think that’s a fair thing. But
Speaker 1 (15:37):
Conspiracy theories come for people, add in stuff, not in the conversation. Connecting
Speaker 4 (15:41):
Dots. Well and that aren’t there. And it grows. And that’s fair enough. It grows. But I mean, usually anytime somebody challenges questions or just doesn’t buy into the given narrative, then they’re criticized. Just
Speaker 1 (15:54):
Give me the fucking facts. Yeah. Well, because I went over, I was against the Iraq and I went, yeah. You know what I mean? Definitely. For the action in Afghanistan, we get this motherfucker, we hang them high, we bust the shit up. You do it again, we’ll be back. That, that’s what I thought the deal was. And I remember being in ground zero and Bush gives the axis of evil speech. And everybody looking around ahead of the team stirs the head of the port authority axis of fucking evil, fucking north cor Iraq. You knew then. And then when we’re in Iraq, you get there. We’re looking for W M D. Yeah. That weren’t, oh, there ain’t no W M D. And the colonel says to me, we’re here to liberate son. And I go, I look at Tommy. Tommy is solo over in Roseville. Right. Sergeant Tommy. I go, fuck dude. That’s called Mission cre. Dude, I didn’t, didn’t know we were here to bring democracy
Speaker 3 (16:44):
Fucking Well, you got to move the goalposts.
Speaker 1 (16:46):
Fuck. Then at that same time change story that Tillman gets killed. Abu grade starts coming out and casualties for American troops over there. Reach a peak. We fallujah. We were going to clean it out. We can’t clean it out. And you’re going to give me that. I’m just trying to do some escape. And it’s ruined by some fucking hack lawyer. Well, 1 42 left to go. Which by the way, if anybody Googles Super Bowl 56. This was Super Bowl 57. 56 When Matt Stafford won it. Yeah. The same thing happened at one forty six. About, yeah. Questionable call the same bullshit. Third and
Speaker 4 (17:27):
Eight. So is that fact or is that conspiracy? It is. Which one is it?
Speaker 1 (17:30):
I quit it. I quit. I, I’m not, I’m I quit.
Speaker 4 (17:34):
I’m just saying
Speaker 1 (17:35):
Angel, I’m, I’m too old to live fantasy anyway. You know what I mean? Hippie? What did you think you watched that? No, didn’t watch the Super Bowl. <laugh> did not watch What? Didn’t watch. Wait, why not, bro?
Speaker 9 (17:48):
I pay for a cheap cable package. Didn’t get it. Didn’t feel like leaving home
Speaker 1 (17:52):
Cheap cable package. That didn’t have Fox. No,
Speaker 4 (17:56):
It didn’t have channels. <laugh>. What? That’s not even a premium.
Speaker 9 (17:59):
I got Spanish. I got Spanish package to save
Speaker 4 (18:00):
20 bucks. Got Spanish package. So what
Speaker 1 (18:02):
Speaker 3 (18:03):
Wait, couldn’t you watch it in Spanish?
Speaker 1 (18:05):
Wait, you got cable?
Speaker 9 (18:07):
I got cable.
Speaker 1 (18:07):
But it’s all in Spanish. Yes. <laugh>. And you can’t speak Spanish. <laugh>. What is wrong with you? This Correct. Am I correct here?
Speaker 4 (18:15):
Correct. What did
Speaker 1 (18:16):
You koo Let’s start now.
Speaker 4 (18:18):
Well wait a minute.
Speaker 1 (18:19):
This seems like a waste of money.
Speaker 4 (18:20):
Why did you
Speaker 9 (18:22):
Well, all the sports in news is in English. Everything else is Spanish. But I only want sports and news. But it didn’t give me the Super Bowl. And I was upset. What did
Speaker 1 (18:30):
Mean? I may give the Super Bowl <laugh>. What
Speaker 4 (18:33):
You mean? How did you not have Fox?
Speaker 9 (18:35):
Speaker 1 (18:36):
They bro, they broadcast the Super Bowl in Mexico, bro. It’s called Fox. They port athe, which means sports <laugh>.
Speaker 9 (18:43):
I’m telling you,
Speaker 3 (18:44):
Not only that, but it is broadcast over the air. You don’t need cable. You just need an antenna. <affirmative>
Speaker 1 (18:48):
Just saying No, no antennas. Those are gone now. Oh, really? Okay. Yeah. There’s no analog anymore.
Speaker 3 (18:52):
Well, the digital antenna is the square one. Yeah,
Speaker 1 (18:54):
Speaker 4 (18:55):
Yeah. He was saying you didn’t need it, that it’s broadcast over the air. So you could have still that.
Speaker 9 (18:58):
And if it’s not the Patriots, I don’t care.
Speaker 1 (19:00):
Speaker 3 (19:01):
Guys. I’m calling bullshit.
Speaker 1 (19:03):
You didn’t even watch that. You didn’t even,
Speaker 4 (19:06):
So did you feel like you were missing out yesterday? Yesterday?
Speaker 1 (19:08):
What did I did What?
Speaker 9 (19:09):
No, not at all.
Speaker 1 (19:10):
Oh, you did? Wait, how about YouTube? You’re, you’re a hipster millennial. You can get it on YouTube. Mark, did you watch it on
Speaker 3 (19:17):
YouTube? I watched it on YouTube TV that I pay for. Yeah. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (19:20):
Which is cheaper than cable. Even Spanish cable. Do you pay him pesos? But
Speaker 4 (19:26):
Do you have subtitles in English? Does that help?
Speaker 9 (19:30):
Speaker 4 (19:31):
Watched. Do you speak Spanish?
Speaker 1 (19:34):
Oh my God.
Speaker 3 (19:36):
You must be the only man, your agent didn’t watch the Super Bowl. Your a statistic. Congratulations.
Speaker 4 (19:42):
That’s not true. You don’t make him feel bad for that. He’s not going
Speaker 3 (19:44):
To make him feel bad. Oh, is how many people watch? He played football. So
Speaker 9 (19:46):
Many people watched the fights the night before. You
Speaker 3 (19:48):
Have to pay extra for that.
Speaker 1 (19:50):
Yeah, I did what it does.
Speaker 4 (19:53):
Speaker 1 (19:54):
Okay. Oh yeah. Nevermind.
Speaker 4 (19:55):
It’s, it’s okay. It’s okay. You
Speaker 1 (19:56):
Missed Rihanna, which was awful. It was
Speaker 3 (20:00):
Speaker 4 (20:01):
Wrong, was it? No, it was not.
Speaker 1 (20:02):
Do it. Yeah. No, it was not awful. Don’t yell. You can’t, can’t just drown that out. It was but
Speaker 4 (20:06):
Awful. I can disagree with you.
Speaker 1 (20:08):
She lip synced the whole thing. And
Speaker 4 (20:09):
Everybody lip syncs.
Speaker 1 (20:10):
Ex. Well, that’s first of all. Yeah. But
Speaker 3 (20:12):
Lip truth, other people move and dance around.
Speaker 4 (20:14):
Okay. She was five months. She is five months pregnant. That’s
Speaker 1 (20:18):
Not my fault. I have nothing to do
Speaker 4 (20:19):
With it. Are you sure
Speaker 1 (20:21):
It’s not yours? I didn’t even watch the sex tape. <laugh>.
Speaker 4 (20:23):
She doesn’t have a sex tape. But Charlie, my thing, I thought it was great. I think she, I like Rihanna. I thought it was, I
Speaker 1 (20:28):
Enjoyed it. I knew it because you like Rihanna, you’re going to like it. No,
Speaker 4 (20:31):
It wast good. No, no, that’s not true. Now see, that’s like saying because I like you that if you do something wrong, I’m going to overlook it. That’s not true. I thought that
Speaker 1 (20:39):
Was then why are you overlooking her?
Speaker 4 (20:40):
I’m not overlooking it. Charlie. I thought it was a good performance. I enjoyed it.
Speaker 1 (20:44):
Speaker 3 (20:44):
Okay. Did you like the part where she grabbed her crotch and then smelled her hand? Because that was really classy.
Speaker 1 (20:48):
No, I don’t. Or did you
Speaker 3 (20:50):
Like the product placement when she put her own makeup on to remind everybody that she’s a makeup line?
Speaker 4 (20:54):
That was a nice little, that’s okay. It’s dumb. Everything is deliberate. It’s intentional and it’s for a reason. She’s a billionaire because of her makeup line. So of course she’s going to stop and put on some, what
Speaker 1 (21:07):
Do I care? You
Speaker 4 (21:08):
Shouldn’t care. Charlie
Speaker 1 (21:09):
Joseph, first of all, all everybody’s dressed as an Oompa. Lupa <laugh>. Right? Remind me, Charlie and the chocolate. But
Speaker 4 (21:15):
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That’s or tell. And there’s a purpose for that now, because she was trying to kind of disguise the fact that she had a belly, a baby
Speaker 1 (21:21):
Box. What’s wearing Kanye West leftover jackets? I don’t.
Speaker 4 (21:27):
Because Adidas can’t get rid of their Yeezy lines. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (21:29):
That’s what happened. And then it’s all lip sync. So I didn’t even know how
Speaker 4 (21:33):
Everything at the Super Bowl is lip sync. The
Speaker 1 (21:34):
Only legitimate band that was honest was Red Hot Chili Peppers. At least they said, yeah, we were faking it, dude.
Speaker 4 (21:41):
But you know that though, everything with the Super Bowl, Charlie is controlled by the N F L. Everything that’s done. Everything that’s said, everything, everything. So there’s nothing that’s left a chance. There’s nothing that’s haphazard. There’s nothing. Absolutely nothing. Including
Speaker 1 (21:59):
The end of the game was
Speaker 4 (22:00):
All end of the game.
Speaker 1 (22:02):
And then hippie. Hippie, by the way, there’s a thing called a bar. And you can go to the bar and they have the boxing matches and they have the Super Bowl, and you don’t have to pay for anything. And it’s in English. I didn’t feel like going out. <laugh> feel like going. So what did you do? Stayed at home. And what’d you do? Watched Kurt documentary. How’d that turn out? Wait, don’t spoil the ending. <laugh>. Don’t spoil the ending. <laugh>.
Speaker 4 (22:35):
Leave Zack alone.
Speaker 1 (22:36):
All right. Well anyway. So in other news, yes, there’s
Speaker 4 (22:41):
Some war. More
Speaker 1 (22:43):
Spy balloons. More spy balloons.
Speaker 4 (22:46):
Speaker 1 (22:46):
Joke. Was it in fact a spy balloon?
Speaker 3 (22:49):
You know what they haven’t said? And there’s this whole talk
Speaker 1 (22:51):
About over Michigan. Yes. Mm-hmm. Shot down over Lake Huron. Lake Huron near my cottage. Oh. So maybe it’ll come on shore.
Speaker 3 (22:59):
Speaker 1 (22:59):
That’s interesting because you know what else was up on shore? They’re looking for you. Char, my septic system.
Speaker 3 (23:03):
Speaker 1 (23:03):
Gross after the global warming. Washed it away. Ugh. It’s very sad. But
Speaker 3 (23:10):
They, they’ve said they’ve changed their radar to locate things that are at a lower altitude. So I’m starting to wonder, are they just going to shoot down anything that’s in the air now from 10,000 to 160,000 feet? I’m
Speaker 1 (23:22):
Careful of the parties at Bell Isle when you’re doing the balloons,
Speaker 4 (23:25):
Because Yeah. Oh
Speaker 1 (23:26):
Yeah. They might come in. Yeah.
Speaker 4 (23:27):
Do they do those at Bell Isle anymore? Bell iss? Not that what it used to be, but that’s another story.
Speaker 1 (23:32):
At least least they have toilets. I mean, they promise a lot more than that, but at least they have
Speaker 4 (23:35):
Toilets. And they still say they, bro, that they’re
Speaker 1 (23:37):
Broke. I was once there in the winter and I had a piss. Bad, bad. Hey, mark Hippie. Yes. What you doing?
Speaker 3 (23:44):
Getting the video ready.
Speaker 1 (23:46):
Oh, what? Okay. Oh. And I had to piss really bad. This was back when everything was just shuttered right before the state police came there and opened the toilets up again. And I got to go and I go into the bushes trying to hide. And I look up at the flagpole and there’s a camera. And I’m like, fuck. It’s broken. Yeah, of
Speaker 3 (24:03):
Course it is.
Speaker 1 (24:05):
No problem. Not, it’s not scaring me. But we do have the exclusive, see, this is next week’s news today, which is our phrase. We last week brought you the shooting down upset balloon before it ever happened. And let’s roll a little tape. Didn’t
Speaker 10 (24:23):
Teach me how to take it down. The only taught me how to go up. Oh, no. One’s shooting at me. Oh God. Oh geez. Mayday mayday mayday. I have been hit Mayday.
Speaker 11 (24:36):
I’m calling you on ambulance.
Speaker 10 (24:39):
I’m have 45 minutes. This is Detroit.
Speaker 11 (24:42):
Oh my God. Now Mane,
Speaker 3 (24:46):
You’re just shooting down everything. Anything in the air’s getting shot down.
Speaker 1 (24:49):
Now you could watch that whole video on our website. No BS news hour.com. Which I have to say, so it was Friday or Saturday, I was just in my office and I’m looking for the Kirk Cobain documentary. And I come across the cold open for Saturday Night Live. Yeah. And they did. Mm-hmm. A spoof on the balloon. And it was awful.
Speaker 3 (25:13):
Yeah. It was not
Speaker 1 (25:13):
Very good. No, it was terrible.
Speaker 3 (25:15):
Yeah, it was too long. Yeah.
Speaker 4 (25:17):
There it was dragged out.
Speaker 3 (25:18):
The first part of it. I didn’t have a problem with the general acting like such a badass shooting down a balloon. That’s kind of a funny concept. But Bo, when Yang just likes to what’s the word? Anthro Perma size. Is that a word? I just made
Speaker 1 (25:31):
A word. Yeah, sure it is. It is. Now, where
Speaker 3 (25:32):
Do you give humanlike qualities?
Speaker 1 (25:33):
Anthropomorphize. Thank you.
Speaker 3 (25:34):
Yeah. Yeah. See that’s why you’re the journalist
Speaker 1 (25:37):
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Yeah, reporter. Sorry. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (25:39):
I can’t type without looking.
Speaker 3 (25:42):
But that would probably, that’s all. That was dumb. So yes. I liked ours
Speaker 1 (25:45):
Better. So there you go. So I was telling red and hippie that keep going, work harder, but keep going because that was way better than 1920 writers in a room. Multi-million dollar budget. We turn that quick.
Speaker 9 (26:04):
How about that? Lauren Michaels.
Speaker 1 (26:06):
Yeah. How about, well, he’s supposed to send it to him, but you know it’s going to happen. He’s going to sit there when you want to audition and he’s going to stare at you.
Speaker 9 (26:13):
<laugh> who says, I want to
Speaker 1 (26:17):
Speaker 3 (26:17):
He, he’s also going to say, have you ever seen the show? And you’re going to go, no, I don’t, I don’t get broadcast
Speaker 1 (26:21):
TV in Spanish and esp
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You believe this. I
Speaker 4 (26:27):
Can’t even believe this. I got the Are you keep, wait a minute. Are you keeping this package? This?
Speaker 9 (26:30):
No. I was only keeping it until the Super Bowl and turns.
Speaker 1 (26:33):
Speaker 4 (26:34):
You didn’t yell that. It didn’t include that when you bought
Speaker 9 (26:36):
It until like 10 minutes before. And I was like, ah, I don’t care. But
Speaker 4 (26:39):
Okay. How much did you pay for it? If I can ask
Speaker 9 (26:42):
Cable? It’s like 1 75 a month. It’s, it’s the worst. And I’m, it’s, it’s the cheapest
Speaker 1 (26:49):
Package. What? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. Wait a minute. I understand. Wait, what? You have cable?
Speaker 4 (26:54):
I pay 360 a month. What
Speaker 1 (26:57):
Do you pay?
Speaker 3 (26:58):
So I’m one of those cord cutters that has a bunch of different accounts, but all told
Speaker 4 (27:02):
It’s about mean. He has a bootleg? No,
Speaker 1 (27:03):
No, no. She uses his mother’s password. I use
Speaker 3 (27:06):
Drew’s password. No. So I don’t know. Close to about a hundred bucks. All told
Speaker 1 (27:10):
Altogether. Do you have cable
Speaker 3 (27:12):
YouTube, tv, Netflix, everything that you,
Speaker 1 (27:14):
So you don’t have cable?
Speaker 3 (27:15):
Speaker 1 (27:15):
No. All internet. You that fire stick
Speaker 3 (27:17):
All internet. Yeah. Apple tv.
Speaker 1 (27:19):
Dude, you’re the millennial. Why don’t you talk to Mark?
Speaker 4 (27:23):
He doesn’t care. You
Speaker 3 (27:24):
Can borrow my password.
Speaker 1 (27:25):
That’s what we have. We have that too, but I don’t know how to use it.
Speaker 4 (27:29):
Speaker 1 (27:30):
The fire stick, the Hulu.
Speaker 4 (27:32):
You do. Oh, well, I mean got, we’ve got all the streaming. But that’s separate. That’s paid for separate. And then you’ve got the cable package through Xfinity, which is like a shakedown. And that’s expensive and inconsistent.
Speaker 1 (27:45):
See, I’m trying to get my mother the pensioner to do the, get rid of the cable. Yeah. Cause she only watches like two things. Right. And get the streaming. Right. And then she, well, how’s that work? And I said, I don’t know. I’ll send Amy over. She only she’ll
Speaker 4 (27:58):
Teach you or get zagged to show her.
Speaker 3 (28:00):
It’s pretty easy.
Speaker 4 (28:01):
Yeah. She can have it in Spanish.
Speaker 1 (28:02):
Oh, by the way, just one more thing on the lip syncing and everything. Just remember what the shit Whitney Houston went through when it was found out. And who, no. Vanilli. Shania. Well, they’re different, right? Shania Twain. I think I remember they all
Speaker 3 (28:16):
Got a bunch of shit
Speaker 1 (28:17):
For it. Yeah. Like taping the National Anthem. Now it’s whatever.
Speaker 4 (28:21):
Yeah. I don’t think anybody sings. I mean, it’s all
Speaker 1 (28:24):
I know. I’m, I’m just done with it. Listen, before we get to more news,
Speaker 4 (28:29):
It was still a good one. Let
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Speaker 4 (28:58):
Can they help with streaming or cable? Zach?
Speaker 1 (29:00):
Yeah. Yeah. Oh, it’s like, Hey Bernie. Bernie, we need you to help set up Zach. At least if you can get him some subtitles. Hey, wait a minute on this cable. Can you do subtitles?
Speaker 4 (29:10):
That’s what I asked two seconds ago.
Speaker 1 (29:12):
I know. I just came through <laugh>. Bernie. There’s a delay in these headphones, bro. But call Bernie’s son Matt. Cause Bernie’s getting old. Matt Yaki. It’s at 7 3 4 2 4 5 4100 for all your internet technology needs. And by the way, there’s a few tickets left for an evening with white boy Rick. Just a few get in there. Me with a knight with white boy. We’ve been talking. Yeah. Actually becoming kind of friends. You know what I mean? He’s an interesting guy. Just talking about his life. We will be at the Andiamo showroom March 18th. Go-to ticketmaster
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Showroom.com. It’s less than a hundred for sure. Yeah,
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It’ll be good night, man. Yeah. Both are very good storytellers. So
Speaker 1 (30:00):
I got to get us a table, but
Speaker 4 (30:02):
Now I see, I asked you that. I
Speaker 1 (30:04):
Said table. I know. That’s why I said it. And I’m like, why do I got to get a table? They asked me to do a thing. Then I got to get a table for everybody. You need also
Speaker 4 (30:12):
Oscars. You don’t have to get it for everybody, but it’s like if we’re going and we’re going to sit together, then that would make sense. We can still all buy our tickets. But it’s
Speaker 3 (30:19):
Really simple. It’s Amos Showroom. Just go to that website and get a table.
Speaker 4 (30:22):
But I don’t want to sit with some random stranger.
Speaker 1 (30:24):
Stranger who, who’s going to,
Speaker 3 (30:25):
Who’s lead us. Who’s going to
Speaker 1 (30:27):
Do it, pay don’t for it, and then expect everybody to pay him back because this motherfucker can’t even afford cable.
Speaker 4 (30:31):
I’ll buy Zack’s ticket.
Speaker 1 (30:33):
Oh, is that, look that?
Speaker 4 (30:35):
Yeah. I’ll buy Zack’s ticket. I appreciate
Speaker 9 (30:36):
It, but I can’t make it
Speaker 1 (30:37):
<laugh>. Why not?
Speaker 4 (30:38):
Nah, I feel stood up.
Speaker 9 (30:42):
My nephew’s baptism.
Speaker 3 (30:44):
What is he getting baptized at
Speaker 1 (30:46):
Eight o’clock at night?
Speaker 9 (30:47):
No, no, no, no. Down in Nashville. I got to travel down in Nashville the next morning. It’s baptism
Speaker 1 (30:53):
The next morning.
Speaker 4 (30:53):
So what does that have to do with the night before?
Speaker 1 (30:55):
Speaker 4 (30:56):
You just don’t want to go with us Sack. Just say it. He doesn’t want to hang out with us. Only
Speaker 3 (31:03):
They could live stream it. <laugh> what?
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Speaker 1 (31:13):
There’s a big deal going on here. They call me nuts, but I’m not nuts. Put it together. The news came out. You’ve really got to hand it to the magicians in Detroit City Hall. Who else can with a sprinkling of financial fairy dust transform dirt into dirt that’s dirtier than dirt <laugh>. Federal agents are trying to figure the secret to the three dirt. Monty. They’ve been investigating and subpoenaing the mayor’s scandal Plague Demolition program for seven years. Yes, seven years. Mayor Mike used to brag that his was the finest demo program in the history of America. Well, he doesn’t say that anymore. And the people of Detroit sitting in the cheap seats of I relevancy ought to be worried about what’s buried beneath their feet. On numerous occasions when federal investigators ordered the city to stick a shovel in the ground and check the dirt came up dung, call it Copperfield.
Call it a brownfield. You call it academy and field. Whatever you call it, it doesn’t leave you with a good feeling. The latest rabbit in the hat is a 1.5 million settlement reached Friday between the federal government and the Detroit Land Bank authority, resolving a long-running false claims allegation that 13 million in improper payments were made. Two contractors who never produced receipts about the origin or the cost of dirt for a measly 100 holes. 13 million. Wow. For 100 holes. Remember we did 15,000 holes. A million and a half bucks may seem like a drop in the proverbial bunny hole. But it’s rare for the federal government to demand money be returned from a municipal government. And then remember, this isn’t the first time treasury has demanded its rabbit. Back in 2017, the city had to return $5 million plus legal fees for the funding accounting. They shut down the demolition program and didn’t tell anybody.
During the first two years of the program, contractors were charging whatever they wanted for the dirt until I caught ’em. This, despite Duggan’s minions telling the public they had receipts and load tickets for the dirt in duplicate, those minions have moved on to other Warrens in the bureaucracy. Law enforcement sources tell me their investigation does not end with Friday’s settlement. Good. They will continue to dig not only into the origins of the fill dirt, but what toxins may be contained within it. Considering that the city neglected to monitor its own contractors on more than those 15,000 houses, it may very well be that we have a subterranean crisis on the level of Fint Flint. But don’t take my word for it. Just follow the bunny trail. Number one, according to the city’s own inspector general, one demolition contractor used toxic topsoil in 81 of 89 lots that contained mercury, chromium, or lead.
Meanwhile, the masters of the slight of hand in City Hall did not immediately alert the public to this. The Inspector General also founded odd that the city went shopping for a second scientific opinion on that top soil. We also know the US Army Corps of Engineers that studied the contaminated dirt, found that they used the dirt from I 96 and I 94 construction projects that was used to fill the holes that that was already claimed to be contaminated. That soil was banned for use because it had elevated levels of contamination like chromium, chlorides, arsenic. The Army Corps noted in that report that at least one contractor actually dumped the highway itself into the holes to the concrete. Yes. Oh boy. We also know that in a random sampling, another random sampling, every site tested was in breach of contractual quality standards. The public was warned to stay away from these sites and the contractor was ordered to dig up the contaminated soil.
Remember we told you that it’s near your house, Karen, to date, this has not been done. So enjoy the cotton candy kids. These inspections were random and limited in scope. Imagine what might be found if a large and comprehensive study is conducted that could bankrupt the city again. So this puts the feds between a rock in a hard place. Then there’s a Detroit city Council, which will vote to tack on another quarter of a million dollars to a million dollar contract that was quietly established to test the dirt that supposedly has already been tested. So who ordered that? And why weren’t we told? The political machine that runs this town is fond of using buzzwords like equity and environmental racism when pandering to the public. But those are just words. Look at their actions. Johnny Lawman needs to dig deeper. Detroiters deserve a full accounting and a full cleanup. Whatever the cost. Enough with the hocus pocus mic.
Speaker 3 (36:48):
Speaker 1 (36:50):
And those are facts. Imagine.
Speaker 3 (36:54):
I love the idea of trying to go get answers. Confirmation bias when you don’t like the first one, the first study. That’s insane.
Speaker 1 (37:00):
Can you imagine that? And
Speaker 3 (37:01):
This, so what waste of money is? You
Speaker 1 (37:02):
Mean ordering a second opinion?
Speaker 3 (37:04):
Yeah. Now going again,
Speaker 1 (37:05):
I’m the person that you contracted to do all the testing. And then when Johnny Fed comes along, we’re talking 15,000 houses and 23,000 structures and there’s no idea what a dirt came from. And every time they look, it’s fucked up.
Speaker 3 (37:19):
Yeah. It’s all bad. Dirt. Most of the time. Yeah. 81.
Speaker 1 (37:22):
Yeah. And filled with shit all the way to the top.
Speaker 3 (37:24):
Well, I’m glad they’re staying on it. Cause when I first saw this story about the settlement, I’m like, oh, great. There’s a slap on the wrist for a lot of money that was wasted.
Speaker 1 (37:31):
But again, I mean, because these stories are boring. They’re numbers $13 million that they found. No, you’re charging me for what? There’s no receipt and it’s 100 houses. What is 13 million? Extrapolate that times 15,000.
Speaker 3 (37:48):
Speaker 1 (37:49):
Like hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions that we don’t have. It costs 40 grand to clean this up.
Speaker 4 (37:57):
It just never ends. That’s the issue.
Speaker 1 (37:59):
Speaker 4 (38:00):
It just never ends.
Speaker 1 (38:01):
You are in government. What if the feds really did the real deal here? We couldn’t get it done.
Speaker 3 (38:10):
Speaker 1 (38:12):
What are they going to do? Little, this little partial cleanup, little penalty here, a penalty there. How bad is it?
Speaker 4 (38:19):
And we will never know, Charlie. That’s the thing. And
Speaker 1 (38:22):
I refuse to believe
Speaker 4 (38:23):
That, Carol. Well, I think, well, at some point we deserve to know. Yes. But if in fact there’s a constant effort to kick the, can cover up, divert attention, like you said, slap on the wrist, move on to something else, then yeah, we will never know. Until it comes to a point, like you said, where there’s this issue because it has been ignored and the residents are negatively impacted, and we start to see something that may be on the level of flint or worse, that’s when it’ll come literally to a head.
Speaker 1 (38:59):
And it’s true there. It’s the truth. Oh, it’s true. There is environmental racism. Yeah. There is class. Environmental classism.
Speaker 4 (39:11):
Right? Discrimination. Right. I
Speaker 1 (39:12):
Mean, people aren’t stupid, but they’re busy. They don’t mind the shop. They trust the people. They elect,
Speaker 4 (39:20):
They trust. But also Charlie, we’ve talked about, and they shouldn’t, well they shouldn’t. But when they hear that they should demand accountability, their is a group that doesn’t know what that means and how to leverage what they may see as a limited degree of influencer power. We talked about something that happened in Flint wouldn’t have happened in Birmingham. It would not have not, it
Speaker 1 (39:45):
Speaker 4 (39:46):
Not. It wouldn’t. And I don’t mean Birmingham, Alabama mean Birmingham. Michigan. Michigan Or Gross Point. It’s
Speaker 1 (39:50):
Not happen in my
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Neighborhood. It’s not going to happen in your neighborhood. I
Speaker 1 (39:54):
Motherfucker be standing there.
Speaker 4 (39:55):
But that’s my point. And so it does become a class issue. Which, go ahead. No.
Speaker 1 (40:02):
Speaker 4 (40:02):
No, I, but you see where I’m going. I
Speaker 1 (40:04):
Do. Again, I’m be hearing what happened. A bio neighborhood. I’d be scattered there. How many people I know in this town that stand there and they don’t get a listen, they don’t get on tv. Nobody even covered this. In fact, call out. Call out. Once I left tv, the whole thing dropped. Everybody was on it. Then it dropped. And whenever we need, the mayor needed a blow job. And who you are, he specifically called you to go walk around with him. And you did this to the people.
Speaker 4 (40:35):
Well, but remember we’ve talked too. Everybody plays that game because it allows them access and that access provides in their mind at least some form of elevation in their position.
Speaker 1 (40:45):
That’s the game. And that’s true. So let’s remove ourselves from the game and look at the people. Mm-hmm. Children. So now we moved to Flint because we, you know, fall asleep on Flint for a minute and the whole mm-hmm. Shit’s on fire again.
Speaker 12 (41:03):
It’s a lot of
Speaker 1 (41:04):
Bullshit going on. That’s our favorite. Councilman, Councilman Eric Bayes. We won’t even bother him. I talk to him today. I said, I’ll call you but we won’t. So Flinn, that’s Detroit North. Yeah. That’s our brother city, right? Yeah. We promised the first day when we started this show, Flint, we’re with you. So just some updates when we brought the story to the greater public, that two boys died in a house because allegedly firefighters didn’t do a sweep. Said they did. Then they got fired when the chief of police looked into it, then the chief of police Chief, the fire chief <affirmative> got fired because he wouldn’t cover it up by the mayor. Mayor Sheldon Neely. Okay, there’s a 50 million suit now. Neglect, failure to do duty, all of that. Todd Flood bringing that flood, right? Then this weekend boil water advisory for Flint. Why? Because what in the water mains broke. That happens in municipalities. But here’s the fucking thing. We don’t know where the money went that we sent to replace the service lines from the water main $300 million for the service lines from the water main to your house. But nobody thought to fix the water mains, which is where the Legionnaire’s disease came from. That’s like taking a new aluminum straw and connecting it to an old fucking wooden barrel to have it broke. So we all paid for our brothers and sisters in Flint and we didn’t even fix the true infrastructure.
Speaker 4 (42:45):
Speaker 1 (42:46):
My fucking God.
Speaker 4 (42:48):
This That’s, that’s stupidity.
Speaker 1 (42:49):
This is when I was looking at the Saturday Night Live shit. These are my Saturdays. And then I get a call from my guy in the public works at Flint, late at night, dude. Boil water. Oh shit. I actually enjoying my career more night now than I ever did because this shit doesn’t make it call me. Okay. Boom. I take it, bro. Anytime day and night, I take it. Then we got to look into it. We got to make the call. Make sure it is right. So a then finally, <laugh> there as we reported, there is a massive settlement up there in Flint, about 18 whistleblowers in city government. Most of them white alleging like they’re getting pushed out. Discrimination. Yeah. Well, hey man, it happens. Happens. And so a female officer alleges that a buddy of the mayor in the police department was calling her up asking her for the blow jobs and all of that stuff, right? Yep. Okay. Now the spokesman for the police department, what he’s doing is the spokesman when they’re settling $175,000 with this former officer, officers beyond me. Right? Admit no wrong, but pay it. The city council votes for it. And yet the city council doesn’t know the specifics. You’re voting for it. That
Speaker 4 (44:05):
Doesn’t, that’s unfortunate, but it doesn’t sound surprising, Charlie. But we see the same thing down here. There was like, well, what happened? Well, we didn’t know why didn’t, we’re going to ask somebody find out. Well, but this is the thing though. You should know if something comes before you. It’s something called due diligence. It’s something called homework. It’s not just looking at what’s brought before you and it. It’s, and I can’t remember what was it about the c f at one time and some issue that had happened and they had no idea. And it’s like, how do you not know? What are you doing? What are you doing if you don’t know
Speaker 1 (44:40):
Collecting a paycheck? And I mean, that’s the importance.
Speaker 4 (44:44):
And they’re asking about to ask for a race. That’s
Speaker 1 (44:46):
The importance of the press. Because this shit went on when I was working in LA and then it’s one of the biggest settlement years in the history of New York City. And nobody would know anything without the press. So everybody get off their ass and the press and start doing the old boring stuff. It will get you clicks. Yeah. That’ll help your career. It rookie stories, doing the shit for the public. It’s hard work, but doing the ship for the public. But this is how we get it. So this is Councilman Eric Mays with the Chief of police at Flint at a city council meeting. Eric Mays wants the answers and look what the chief of police gives to the public body.
Speaker 13 (45:30):
So you telling me that you ain’t familiar with the case where Booth was just all over the news? You don’t know nothing about
Speaker 14 (45:41):
That. Asked and answered.
Speaker 13 (45:44):
But is it truthful?
Speaker 14 (45:45):
Asked and answered?
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Is it truthful?
Speaker 14 (45:47):
Speaker 13 (45:48):
Answered. See, I like an honest chief, if you were under oath and you said you didn’t know about the booth case or nothing about it, I would think you would be committing perjury. Now. That’s what I would think. Okay. I couldn’t be dead wrong.
Speaker 14 (46:01):
You dead wrong.
Speaker 13 (46:03):
Oh, okay. So you didn’t hear what we heard on the news?
Speaker 14 (46:06):
Ask and answer.
Speaker 13 (46:08):
That man was asking somebody for oral sex. It’s been all on the news. And I don’t like police chiefs. Well,
Speaker 14 (46:16):
I disagree with what you just stated. I disagree with what you just stated.
Speaker 13 (46:20):
You didn’t ever hear that.
Speaker 14 (46:21):
I disagree. What you just stated. You made it. You it. You sound like a fact. And you don’t know that.
Speaker 13 (46:28):
You say, I made it sound like a fact you made. I said it was all on the news that they were talking about booth and oral sex. That a lady right there on Channel 12 Ms. Dos, who I think ran it and then put the complaint on the Channel 12 website. And I’m saying you the chief.
Speaker 14 (46:47):
I don’t care. Don’t care who’s in here. Question.
Speaker 13 (46:51):
But you. So if you angry Cause I’m bringing it up.
Speaker 14 (46:55):
No, I’m angry because, okay,
Speaker 13 (46:56):
Then go and talk to the cows. Come on me. I will. You finish. I’ll talk to
Speaker 14 (46:59):
You. You always accuse of someone to cover up. The only person that covers up anything is you don’t want to be convicted of covering up anything.
Speaker 13 (47:07):
What am I covering up? The mic is yours. Am I covering up the girlfriend? Am I covering up a dope? What am I covering up that you just accused me of publicly? What am I covering up? Go ahead. The mike is yours.
Chief. Chief. You discrediting yourself in front of me. I thank you a liar to say, I’m going to cover up you the police. Tell this public. What you accusing me of Cover up. Is it dope? Is it girls? Is it? Cause I can talk about some of what I think. You don’t want to come out. So go ahead. You said it with a frown on your face. You the big man. Tell this public council, I’m asking you respectfully. What am I covering up? Or you just said that. To try to defame or discredit me. Cause I said you knew about the booth case. Go ahead. Don’t get quiet now. You was out talking me.
Speaker 3 (48:09):
Wow. Good job.
Speaker 4 (48:11):
Wow. Is that what goes on up in Flint?
Speaker 1 (48:15):
Apparently there’s more.
Speaker 4 (48:17):
Speaker 1 (48:18):
Now I’m going to look into the relationship with this officer that accused. Mm-hmm. <affirmative>, Tyrone Booth, her relationship with the Chief of Police. What other sort of complaints have been made? I mean, we’re talking like the poisoning mm-hmm. Of Flint. We’re talking about a bullshit settlement where everybody gets enough for a half a water bill. Yeah. We’re talking about the attorney general just fumbling and fucking up the criminal investigation. We’re talking about contracts with the pipes. We’re talking about shenanigans and city hall, what in the world.
Speaker 4 (48:58):
But where is the degree of professionalism on the I’m I’m just asking on the part of, at least the police chief I’ve never seen, even if in fact, if the police chief is being challenged by the legislative body of the municipality for which he works, he owes a response. Well,
Speaker 1 (49:21):
He asked and answered.
Speaker 4 (49:22):
What is that what he was saying?
Speaker 1 (49:24):
I don’t know anything about it. Was he, you don’t know anything about the behavior of the officers and a lawsuit. Lawsuit under your command if you don’t know that he was, it’s time to go. Yep.
Speaker 4 (49:35):
He was very unprofessional.
Speaker 1 (49:37):
It’s time to go. And it’s time for the chief of the fire department is suing the mayor for 10 million for wrongful dismissal because he’s trying to root out sloth, <affirmative>, unprofessionalism, lying. Allegedly. Right. The people are people in. They deserve better than what we’re getting. That’s true. It’s infecting all of us. Perry Johnson, save us. It only takes 2%.
Speaker 4 (50:03):
Maybe you should run for mayor and Flint,
Speaker 1 (50:05):
<laugh> Perry. Yeah.
Speaker 3 (50:07):
He should just buy Flint.
Speaker 4 (50:08):
Speaker 3 (50:09):
He’s got all this money.
Speaker 4 (50:11):
Speaker 1 (50:12):
Though. That’s crazy. We’ll keep on that. Like I said, it’s Monday. Good job maze. Yeah. Wait a really The bill? It was. Yeah. Yeah,
Speaker 4 (50:17):
Yeah. And he did what he was supposed to do. If you’re accusing me of something, say what you’re accusing me of. You can’t just throw an accusation out without at least attempting to substantiate it.
Speaker 1 (50:26):
It all did get twisted in the, it went it down. And he, forgive me again, a rabbit hole. We’re really talking about the professionalism of the police department and it turns into that.
Speaker 3 (50:37):
Yeah. Well, he got the police chief to admit that. Well, the police chief said he didn’t know all the exact specific parts of that lawsuit. Which like you just said, how could you not? You have no.
Speaker 4 (50:49):
Yeah. Could you pronounce specific?
Speaker 3 (50:50):
In fact, I’m having a rough,
Speaker 4 (50:52):
Could he pronounce specific? Not you.
Speaker 1 (50:54):
Before you settle, you get in the room. Chief, what was your relationship with this officer? Making the accusation. That’s true. We’re going to look into that. We’ll, we’ll bring that to you. Yeah. Because we’ll with you, Flint, we’re with till Detroit. That’s with you. Jackson. It’s exhausting. We’re with you la. We’re with you Copenhagen. We’re with you Ukraine. You know. Anyway, so you might have missed this if you didn’t see the show Thursday. We thought it was so good that we wanted to play it again. It’s red in honor of Black History Month.
Speaker 4 (51:27):
Oh, that was <laugh>
Speaker 1 (51:28):
Loved that man on the street asking a little bit of black Detroit history. Tris and who knows what. And this is Red Walking. Let’s play.
Speaker 15 (51:45):
Hey, what up Done is your boy Detroit Red. We decided to hit the streets of Detroit for Black History Month and do a little Detroit black history trivia. See, how many are Detroiters and others know they Detroit Black History. Who was the first black mayor elected to the city of Detroit?
Speaker 16 (52:03):
Black mayor. That I can remember. Dennis’ Hurter.
Speaker 17 (52:09):
I have no idea.
Speaker 15 (52:11):
Just give me a name kick. Guess.
Speaker 17 (52:12):
Oh, I can’t, couldn’t even give you one if I tried.
Speaker 15 (52:15):
Who is the first black elected mayor to the city of Detroit?
Speaker 18 (52:19):
I don’t know.
Speaker 15 (52:21):
I’ll give you a hint. Look over your shoulder.
Speaker 18 (52:26):
Is it Coleman? Coleman Young.
Speaker 15 (52:30):
That would be right after a lot of helping in the big camp. Who was the first white man after over 50 years to be elected to the city of Detroit?
Speaker 16 (52:38):
That’s Cobo Hall. He’s a co. He’s first driver. Mayor Cobo. William D. Ford. That was the mayor. Westland. No. No. What?
Speaker 15 (52:47):
Speaker 3 (52:48):
Speaker 17 (52:49):
It’s not dug in. It’s not, I’m trying to think. It’s not Levin.
Speaker 16 (52:56):
I was thinking Mayor. I thought it was Mayor Cobo. But I guess it’s not him. Huh?
Speaker 15 (53:00):
And wrong answer. Hey, ain’t no help from the crowd. Who is the first mayor to wear a diamond earring in the city of the Detroit
Speaker 16 (53:08):
Transporters transporter Scott?
Speaker 15 (53:10):
Nope. Who? Kwan. Be Gilpatrick. Remember he had the diamond ear ring. Everybody was talking about him. Yeah. I forgot about a lot of people. Did he ain’t paid that many back yet? But anyway, what famous Detroit boxer was known for knocking out the Nazi in 1938?
Speaker 19 (53:28):
Was that Charles Frazier?
Speaker 20 (53:30):
A boxer in the thirties? A boxer in the thirties? Yeah. Is it Mike Tyson?
Speaker 4 (53:36):
Speaker 20 (53:37):
Is that wrong?
Speaker 15 (53:38):
Yeah. Yeah. That would be wrong. Mike Tyson’s actually still alive. That would make him almost well, let me do some math now you got me doing math <laugh>. It’s 1929. It’s like 118 years old or something like that. A
Speaker 16 (53:53):
Nazi boxer. I’m going to say, what’s his name? Muhammad Ali.
Speaker 15 (53:58):
Okay. You know Malcolm X, former leader of the Muslim Nation, right? I know
Speaker 20 (54:03):
Speaker 15 (54:04):
What was his legal government name before he became Malcolm X? I
Speaker 20 (54:09):
Can’t, I cannot think of it. Little, little was his last name. I don’t know. Marvin <laugh>. Rick
Speaker 15 (54:19):
<laugh>. He hint he wasn’t big.
Speaker 20 (54:23):
Is it Malcolm Small? Now?
Speaker 21 (54:25):
I do not know his real name, but I do know that his mother was a tremendous influence in his life. Kara is she lived 25 years beyond his death and continue to keep his legacy alive.
Speaker 20 (54:40):
Tana’s bad. It’s bad. I’m supposed to be real conscious, but I don’t think of it right now. I will say Jones like every other black person, but I don’t know.
Speaker 19 (54:52):
Can I follow what that woman said and say Jones
Speaker 4 (54:55):
<laugh>. Oh my God. And she
Speaker 15 (54:57):
Threw them out there. Okay, well do that. Okay. We going to go with Jones. That’s not right, but, and she wasn’t right either. But anyway, <laugh> is Malcolm Little. Hey, this is Detroit Red, the other Detroit Red from N BN News with Detroit Black trivia.
Speaker 20 (55:15):
Speaker 4 (55:17):
That was painful. Nice. Yeah, he did. Nice show. Yeah, that was great. That was funny. But that was painful. All
Speaker 1 (55:21):
Right. Well that was the little, so was that Super Bowl? The whole thing. The
Speaker 4 (55:26):
Whole, let it go Charlie. Let it
Speaker 1 (55:27):
Go. Thank you, Karen. I needed that. I’m going to let it go. We’re going to let you go. We’ll see you Thursday at six No BS. News hour.com.