FNC Laura Ingraham San Francisco Homeless Crisis

San Francisco homeless crisis

I joined Fox News Channel’s Ingraham Angle hosted by Laura Ingraham on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The topic was the San Francisco homeless crisis which has over 7,000 people on the streets at any time leaving trash, needles, and feces on the streets.

BART Police Citizen Review Board commissioner Ken Loo represented another viewpoint from mine.

I argued that there clearly is a problem, the city made great progress addressing homeless veterans under Mayor Ed Lee, and that the feds are part of the problem and should be helping out.

Take a look at our segment debating the San Francisco homeless crisis:

Survey finds trash, needles, feces on San Francisco streets

Are progressive policies to blame for the sanctuary city’s terrible sanitation conditions?

Paid Maternity Leave – What A Joke

paid maternity leave

On my KGO 810 radio show today (February 7, 2018) we had Carrie Lukas, President of the Independent Women’s Forum as a guest. Our topic was the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act and paid maternity leave.

Republicans have a new idea on this topic, with Senator Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump leading the way. We discussed and sharply debated over borrowing against Social Security which is paid back with delayed retirement 1:1. Further, I suggest shoring up Social Security as I wrote about HERE.

From Politico:

Rubio has barely started drafting a paid leave bill, much less a broader legislative strategy. But he envisions an idea that has recently gained traction in conservative circles: allowing people to draw Social Security benefits when they want to take time off for a new baby or other family-related matters, and then delay their checks when they hit retirement age.

For instance, a person who would begin receiving full benefits when he or she turns 67 years old but wants to take six weeks of paid leave wouldn’t draw Social Security benefits until six weeks after his or her 67th birthday.

“That’s a new idea for Republicans who still identify it as something that comes out of the left,” Rubio said of paid family leave. “Forcing companies to provide it is perhaps an idea that finds its genesis on the left, but the notion that pregnancy should not be a bankruptcy-eliciting event is one that I think all Americans should be supportive of.”

As we ran out of time, I finished the interview with a polite thank you. Carrie finished the interview with “what a joke.”

Is it a joke to worry about disguising paid maternity leave as another punishment of women on the lower end of the economic scale?

HLN Carol Costello Trump’s Market Correction

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018,  I joined Carol Costello on CNN’s HLN in studio. The stock markets are extremely volatile with a record point loss yesterday. Sean Hannity blames President Obama while President Trump has taken credit for every high. Should Trump take credit for the correction, too?

My other panelist was CNN Contributor and KABC talk radio host John Phillips

Here is a little clip.”…thanks to Pres. Obama who took us out of the Great Recession and put the policies in place that brought unemployment down. That trendline started in 2010 and sure didn’t start with this president.”

“What comes up must go down too. And so there will be another recession and this is going to happen potentially under Pres. Trump’s watch.”

And here is the full segment:

CNN International – Is Trump Racist?

CNN International Newsroom LA invited me on Monday night, January 15, 2018. We discussed President Trump’s allegedly made deeply offensive remarks outrageous statements during a meeting with Congressional leaders where he a about the African continent and Haiti. Host Isha Sesay is from Sierra Leone (in Africa) and had some choice words for my fellow panelist, California Republican National Committeeman Shawn Steel.

I also, as an individual American, apologized to Africa for the offensive remarks.

Take a look at the segment below!

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HLN – Carol Costello – Oprah and Trump 25th Amendment

I joined Carol Costello on CNN’s HLN on January 8th for the first time. I went up against conservative commentator Ben Ferguson to discuss Oprah’s potential presidential run and all the 25th Amendment removal of President Trump talk floating around.

Take a look at this short clip from the appearance and let me know what you think.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018!

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

May this holiday season plant the seeds of peace. May your journey lead you to love yourself and others. And may your year lead you to joy, health, and success!

And may God* bless you and your loved ones!

*or no God, or gods, or however you believe.

P.S. Please don’t just remember those less fortunate than you. Actions speak louder than words. Give love, give time, give food, give shelter, and give money to worthy causes.

FNC Tucker Carlson Palm Springs Racist Trees

Screenshot Tucker Carlson 12-21-2017

I joined Tucker Carlson Tonight again Thursday night, December 21, 2017, on Fox News! Tucker wanted to mockingly revisit the story of trees allegedly planted for racist reasons along a golf course in Palm Springs, California.

My argument is focused on racist origins (the neighborhood came about because Palm Springs engaged in ethnic housing cleansing), the fire hazard of tamarisk trees, and the waste of the water in drought ravaged California.

Take a look at the clip below and share your thoughts!

Another Day, Another Mass Murder

Another day, another horrific mass murder. This time apparently in a predominantly white Baptist church just outside San Antonio, Texas.

So many questions, so much pain.

First, condolences to the victims’ families. Prayers for a speedy and full recovery for all who are injured. Peace to those traumatized by this attack.

Although, I heard something today on Fox News. Eric Shawn, while covering this senseless mayhem, said something on air around 4:15pm Eastern time that caught my attention. He said something along the lines of: Is this what America has come to, that we have to have a law allowing a conceal and carry person at every church to help protect those worshipping?

Now, I have tremendous respect for Mr. Shawn and enjoy when he is on air. But that statement is a perfect example of what is wrong with humanity, particularly in our country, even more in rural communities.

Mr. Shawn, for as long as I can remember, every Jewish congregation of more than 50 people has had to hire armed security. You know, your fellow Americans who are of the Jewish faith, not of the Christian faith. Some of whom you might even mistake for Christians, what with their blond hair, blue eyes, and all.

Every high holy day service my bag is searched like at the airport. Every Sabbath I nod to the guard who checks everyone entering. Every time I pick my son up from Hebrew school, they check my car to make sure I don’t have malicious intent upon entering the school grounds.

I am sad that my white Christian brothers and sisters are going to be initiated to this harsh reality. Notice that I didn’t say my black Christian brothers and sisters. They’ve seen their churches attacked for decades, if not centuries.

I remember as an early teenager attending Yom Kippur services on a sunny, chilly, fall day with my dad. He knew one of the off-duty officers protecting our synagogue and saying hello. This is the reality for Jews in America. And black people. And Muslims. And many more.

There is nothing more tragic than the realization that the world is not a safe place, even in your house of worship. There are people who mean harm. There are people with great evil in their hearts.

I am sorry for white Christian America that apparently you are not being spared.

What I do pray for is that we can come together for peace. That we will understand that we all have fears, some real some perceived.

Now more than ever, when our friend, neighbor, or stranger, expresses concern, we must listen first. We must reach out human-to-human. We must actually make an effort to understand.

I pray that love rules first. That we will no longer angrily dismiss another’s concern.

Maybe, just maybe, my white Christian friends will no longer ignore or downplay the real fears of their fellow Americans who happen to be Jewish, Muslim, black, brown, or any other “Other.”

Out of tragedy, the wonderful heart of humanity can step forth. I believe in the core values of all the great faiths, our country, and many who wish to lead.

Now is the time for us to connect our thoughts with those values, and turn our thoughts into words and action.

Today is the day we must acknowledge our sicknesses based on fear. Today we must connect with one other through love and not violence.

FNC Tucker Carlson Colin Kaepernick NFL Protests

By now you know how much I enjoy debating with Tucker Carlson on his Fox News Tucker Carlson Tonight show. Last night he invited me on again to discuss the NFL players protest and specifically Colin Kaepernick.

Interestingly there is no Constitutional right to exercise the First Amendment at work. However, as long as the players coordinate their activity, they are likely protected under labor law.

This is about 1/5 the conversation with key points that the network tweeted out.

What do you think?

FNC Brian Kilmeade AG Sessions Sanctuary Cities

I joined Brian Kilmeade on Fox News last night for the first time! He had me on to talk about the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening sanctuary cities over what he sees as non-compliance. Take a look at two pieces of my take and let me know what you think!