Paid Maternity Leave – What A Joke

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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?

The Nunes Memo Is Out – My Breakdown Minutes After Release

Just before my KGO 810 radio show started Friday morning, President Trump released THE MEMO, aka The Nunes Memo.

I had a few minutes to read the memo (take a look HERE for the full document) and provide my thoughts as I went on air at 10:05am Pacific Time, Friday, February 2, 2018.

Take a listen as I ripped this as a partisan hack, that has logical errors and is silly to publish without rebuttal or underlying facts.

And here is the transcript (done by a piece of software and not error corrected) from my show on my initial read of The Nunes Memo:

“Oh yeah the memo it’s out  and I couldn’t possibly disagree more with things I’ve already heard people say let me just let me start by that same if it is out this is the House intelligence committee this is their interpretation of foreign intelligence surveillance act abuses at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of investigation

First off not one of my law school professors would look at this and say yeah this is a really well thought out argument no I’m not kidding you not one of them so to a I guess to a layperson you can read this and if you are a Republican you’re gonna lose your mind dear God the Deomcrats hate the President and there was a bad person Christopher Steele and somebody a nap. I insisted that war who hated present job this is all partisan attack I’m present up even though I’m sorry excuse me the FBI’s announcement for the election that they were reopening the mill investigation Hillary Clinton that very well change the outcome of the election saw this all day was because I hate Pres.

Ok me to start with if you’re voting that’s I responding if art releases if you’re a partisan Republican that’s I respond if your partisan Democrat you look it is a good this whole thing is bunk and there’s nothing here so that that let me to start by saying that actually that was my second say my starting statement was no law school professor my would say look at this and would’ve said doubt yet is a great argument is not this is not a legal document. Clearly was not written by attorneys and if it was it was written by attorneys who no longer abide by any rules of filing a motion in court this is not a court document this is something written to President Trump and the American people by the Republicans on the US House intelligence committee exclusive this I’m I maintain my argument.

This is a partisan document written by Republicans approved by Republicans to claim that the FBI is out to get Pres. Trump because it’s populated by Democrats this if this was an initial filing of a motion in a court well whatever name you judge it that way but here’s what happens when you file a motion court the other side files an answer did you know that?

So what happened is the House intelligence committee hasn’t released the Democrats answer the Democrats wrote an answer to this that’s what the whole is what I argued on FOX Business the other day with Trish Regan. which was written if you releases then you have to release the other side’s counterargument and if you can present this to the public now or you have evidence that you have to present to support your case.

None of that is there this is literally filing the motion when you file a motion in court it exclusively argues your side and it argues it in kind of the most extreme way you can make all the possible arguments even if there barely legally recognizable and there’s almost no evidence to support it. You throw it all in there in the initial motion that’s what this document is suit I mean I I have to do my job which is to pick this apart and where the logic fails the logic fails deeply in certain key parts of this.

First off I want to point out paragraph and what’s with marked as five so they have bullet points and numbered lists that they go through here our findings indicate that as describe below material relevant information was omitted number five gets the last is the very last paragraph of the memo the Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellows from campaign advisor George Papadopoulos there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Paige Papadopoulos Papadopoulos information trigger the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation late July 2016 so what that openly states and is absolutely ignored by the Republicans on the committee is Papadopoulos was already under investigation before the FISA application against page would that not by the fact of large FBI is already investigating Papadopoulos for a Russia connection.

Let me say that again the FBI was already investigating George Papadopoulos Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos when the FISA applications were first filed against page what if that’s the case the entire argument fails because the argument is this is a partisan move exclusively done all of this intelligence was done based on a false dossier from Christopher Steele in Fusion GPS. Well the whole argument fails on that point alone because they already are investigating George Papadopoulos from campaign advisor therefore the basis for investigating Carter Page is irrelevant because we’re already investigating Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos for a Russia connection it was already going on.

So you know this this Debbie this is absolutely incredible to me this is incredible to me furthermore let’s talk about steel because there’s another factual weird inconsistency in this document only backup in number one. The dossier compiled by Christopher steel steel dossier on behalf of the Democratic national committee and Hillary Clinton campaign against forgetting who started the dossier was actually the Washington Free Beacon a conservative publication they’re the ones who started it the DNC picked it up and ran with it after Trump looked like he was going to win the primaries. That’s when the freebie can stop paying for this and Hillary Clinton camping form an essential part of the Carter page 5’s application still was a longtime FBI source hang on a second let’s stop there because everybody wants to attack Christopher Steele.

Who is Christopher Steele? Christopher Steele was an MI-6 Russia expert Rimmer MI six is the British spy agency Britain is our closest ally MI six is a very tight intelligence agency he was their Russia expert he was their Russia expert and where was he based? Moscow. The FBI had relied on numerous documents that Christopher Steele had produced previously. Ex-Cambridge union president XMI six Moscow field agent X hit head of MI sixes Russia desk X advisor to British special forces on capture or kill ops in Afghanistan.

So we;re not just talking about some pathetic hack who hates Trump and just says I hate Trump there for me to make a ring up this guy deeply connected in Russia. As a spy who was doing this. Now whether I don’t I can’t confirm whether or not this dossier is full of garbage or not because I don’t have the dossier and neither do you.

So, if I continue on so they just immediately taken then they say Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign by the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS. So, was he paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was he paid by Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS and the DNC and clean Kevin so this is a factual obfuscation. How did the money get distributed?

That is actually very important as did the DNC pay fusion GPS through Perkins Coie for information if so they can pay steel they paid fusion GPS today know that steel was connected to this. Yes or no? These are facts that matter this thing is unbelievable to me this is why that we have to have the Democrats memo and present front by declassify and assess whether the top-secret thing that blacked out the stamp declassified to the present has the authority to do that absolutely present from his right to do this so that any menus as well Trojan from Kant is of course you can do this.

Absolutely this is within the purview of the President of The United States of America to declassify this and releases the public he has that right where is the Democrats memo and where is the evidence to support anything that is alleged here are my goodness unbelievable by the way ever get lambing and parenting know enough about the memo William Moore will get more on memo and a little bit but I want to get it really serious parenting topic because what do you prioritize?

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Huge Announcement About My KGO 810 Radio Show

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KGO 810 Radio had a big press release on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (read below).

This is my response:

Today I honor our legendary broadcaster Ronn Owens. His voice has been an institution on the great KGO 810 for 42 years in the late morning. I am proud to now be joining the greater San Francisco Bay Area in that time slot.

Ronn was one of the first people I met when I came from the Santa Cruz market. He was warm, congenial, and very supportive in my new home on the air.

I will do my best to entertain and inform as a warmup to the new Ronn Owens Report you’ll hear every day at 12:50pm.

Together we can laugh while helping each other improve our lives and making the world a better place.

Press Release:

KGO 810 Unveils Next Generation of Talk Radio Programming Today With New Weekday On-Air Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 15, 2018  Cumulus Media announces that it will launch the next generation of Talk Radio programming today with the debut of a new weekday programming lineup for San Francisco Talk Radio station KGO 810.

The Ethan Bearman Show moves from its previous Noon-2pm slot on KGO 810 to air weekdays from 10am-12:50pm. At 12:50pm every weekday, KGO 810 will present the Ronn Owens Report, an eight-minute segment featuring legendary Hall of Fame KGO personality Owens’ take on the news of the day and what’s happening around the world. KGO 810 is introducing nationally known medical expert and media personality Dr. Drew Pinsky to San Francisco. Listen to Dr. Drew Midday LIVE weekdays from 1pm-3pm. More than a celebrity, Dr. Drew shares his expertise, opinions and advice with KGO 810 listeners. Rounding out the new weekday lineup is The Chip Franklin Show, which has been expanded by an hour and airs Monday through Friday from 3pm-7pm.

Mike Anthony, Operations Manager, KGO 810, said: “The Next Generation of KGO 810 in 2018 reflects the changing lifestyle and information needs of the San Francisco audience. A unique perspective and a strong point of view on politics and life is what drives talk radio in 2018. It’s rare to be able to add a trusted yet powerful voice like that of Dr. Drew Pinsky to the KGO lineup.”

Dr. Drew said: “San Francisco is the epicenter of change in the world and I’m looking forward to connecting with the people to talk about life issues, the politics of life and anything that helps listeners improve their personal situations. There is no better place than the legendary KGO 810 to engage and dialogue with San Francisco.”

For more information, visit www.kgoradio.com.

Major Announcement – New KGO Radio Show

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BREAKING NEWS!

Tuesday, April 5th at noon Pacific Time (3pm Eastern) my new show on KGO 810 San Francisco, California begins – “The Ethan Bearman Show” 

Every weekday (Monday through Friday) from noon to 2 p.m. we’ll have fun talking about entertainment, food, technology, politics, relationships, health and anything else that tickles my fancy that is a joy to cover and can make our lives better. 

This is the new KGO 810 you can find on your AM dial at 810 along the West Coast, but equally important is your listening online at kgoradio.com or on your favorite streaming app like TuneIn or iHeartRadio. We’ll also have podcasts loaded every day at kgoradio.com 

You’ll want to listen as we break new ground in spoken word entertainment with your choice of listening live or anytime you want to hear my interviews with leaders in the wide variety of topics I’ll discuss.

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