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You know when I was with you on Friday I really thought I was gonna be here Monday and then I got here at 4 o'clock and it looked at this schedule and realize that I was are scheduled to be offered took over holiday. Of Martin Luther King Jr. day. One thing I did over the weekend was so I see the movie hidden figures this is the pit the story of three African American women who were part of the space program who were truly hidden figures in the background. I lost it I thought it was an excellent movie. It was an eye opening reminder. That the separation of blacks in our society. Was not that long ago. And there were a lot of aspects of it for a work or excellent I mean I thought it was inspiring I I loved it there were some things we'll talk about tone a little bit later. I concerning the movie if you haven't seen it I hope you see if you have seen it in you wanna join our conversation we'll talk about that. In the 3 o'clock hour this afternoon I wrote a blog about it title hitting figures the race issues in America's. Space race. And it till this movie came out I had no idea that this was such an integral part of the story. But it has so much about who we were. Is is even more about who we can beat today. If we look at the right things. So you can read the review I you can comment on attack that's on our website at WW dot com we'll talk about that in the 3 o'clock hour and if you have seen the movie I left to. But the teacher it's like a slight homeowner shot and killed a man who was acting erratically at his front yard. Now we don't know what that means. What does acting erratically mean. If the erratic behavior. Posed a threat to the homeowner and a homeowner was right to shoot it. But that will be questioned. We'll talk about that in the next hour and also talked to an expert. The trade citizens and concealed carry permits and Dave Newman was joyous the F 22 year old we shot and killed. Gone but the at a whole war as far as I know the homeowner has not been identified and at the sheriff in six him any parish is holding a press conference this afternoon. At four clocks and there may be more to talk about tomorrow so as far as I know. When I I checked just before going on the air but maybe the biggest change there had been no arrest in a particular case but the investigation does continue. But it's it's it's really part of a bigger conversation. About knowing when to shoot. And if you haven't gone that's that's wonderful. But just having a government doesn't. Necessarily. Protect you mean the recent shooting deaths of former saints player will Smith and former NFL player Joseph McKnight who was a local football star. Have raised questions about when is it right. For you to shoot somebody. So we'll have that conversation coming up in the next our first up on our show this afternoon. Do you think Donald Trump is a legitimate president. Congressman John Lewis Democrat from Georgia and said over the weekend in an interview with Chuck Todd by NBC. Donald Trump is not a legitimate president because Russia medal in the election. Representative Lewis said he will boycott trumps inauguration Friday. And now when the Washington Post is reporting up to 52. Other Democrats on Capitol Hill say they will not be there. John Lewis says this is the first time that he's going to do this. Which struck pointed out that is a lie. Gates. Not the case. Represented Lewis. Boycotted his first inauguration. Hi George W. Bush in 2000 one claiming Tate George W. Bush. Was not the true president. This really is part of just the speaker conversation about about race in America. And there are those who are going to make it impossible. To. Have a conversely they're trying to make it impossible to have a conversation about people. As opposed to about race. Congressman center predator from Louisiana. Since having out over the weekend that have really bothered me a lot. He said trump must heal the racial divide. How strong gonna do that. And what about the racial divide that grew under Barack Obama's president to terms. I don't blame president confident. But let's be honest the racial divide has been grow. So how was Donald Trump supposed to be assigned with with Corretja I guess Minnesota defense of Donald Trump was is that I I just under understand what. What he's expected to do. In this idea of me it's so easy it's so easy to say something like trump must heal the racial divide. And like if he doesn't that he's gonna be blamed for. I don't I don't think that's fair. For those of you who were new to our show. Luck. I caught like a C and I encourage you to call like to see it as well. This is not a show that is beholden to the right with a left this is a show that really denies. Responds to the great majority of Americans. And even people here in Louisiana Mississippi the Gulf Coast the great majority of people who are not far right or far left. And I just don't think there's anything wrong with saying something positive or negative about a president or president elect. Again depending on the situation. So I'll tell ya this is not a black vs white issue to me. A congressman John Lewis. This I guess you can argue that this is. A simple way to protest the peaceful transfer of power. Is it something that should be done. If you wanna join us your comments on numbers 2601. A seventy. Enrico final four to 60 when he senator Texas a 787. From gin chilly Nelson welcome to the show. It's too good on a great job. And you're old and your interest in mind. You anything yet. About it. Without you Jimmy Carter's inauguration album chart on the phone call right now. And how did you know I think I think you should do what I do which used to tell tell young generations that. On it's not always this exciting sometimes elections are a lot more boring in this. Charlie were being part. You know the actions. Are charmed to. Have a lot to do it. There in the popular and insert to check your day it's too. We were watching the ship. Our rights movement and the fact there. There aren't. I wouldn't call from democracy. USA. They. Republicans. Are operable. What you're a trek Ochoa who even in which are making the comments. And so. You're on call it already. Are ever in history between the Republican. Party in that demographic. Voters who. Feel. Netbook remember when President Obama acted you betraying. Million. Oh it would not that they. Is what good. Good and I. Would have been. We're at 2000. Well and Nelson let me let let's let's go back to the whole birther movement in and Donald Trump was one of the leaders of that cold or third movement which I'd I'd never bought into because I just didn't see the evidence but again people believed to what they wanted to believe. And I mean that was that was a reason that a lot of people said. The dead Donald I mean that to either Barack Obama was was an illegitimate president because he was not really a citizen of the United States. So again we point out the great hypocrisy in America there's not a damn bit of difference between. That and what's going on today. Right and an economic conspiracy theory no idea but it. Mike here's will continue. The term audits are proud that I'm out here like it will be up. What do you think what if they're what do you think's gonna happen that would make him president. I it is that. Trucks which. The which comet when for the greater will hurt political term. And it was needed to win but I'll need. I want certain things in two out of 100 days are particularly pot it would be subjective point. Because right now sharing sitting out there who taught that. Well here's our base was never really happy with him during the during the campaign it was until they finally had to accept him that the party. I was we're satisfied with it which is why I think it's also fair to point out that. For those who say the DNC which they should not have done they should not have played favorites with Hillary Clinton. There's really not much different than with the Republicans tried to do would Donald Trump. Nelson got to move on man I enjoyed our conversation if you Arnold stay with the issue gonna comment numbers 260. When he seventy. Every coach 5042601. A seventy tech's number 877. Here's a text and number one person will heal. I'll know one person no one personal heal the racial divide. Only time will. And I I wonder what their time will or not I coming up a sore from Weezer that really done is explain. How a lot of people are reacting to the impending inauguration. I'm Donald Trump that's coming up on this break on scoot in the afternoon thanks for being with us and we'll be right back on WL. That sums it up for a lot of people concerning the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday and say it ain't so that's Weezer. I skirt in the afternoon here's what representative for John Lewis who is a civil rights icon. Mean Donald Trump was wrong to say that he's all talk no action. Because here's a guy who was literally beaten. Physically beaten. In the fight for civil rights. So while he is somebody who has proven that he's not all talk. In more recent years it seems like there's a lot of rhetoric that comes from John Lewis he has a right to do this. Effect I personally think that. Not attending the inauguration trump is a civil way to protest the peaceful transfer power that's a pretty general opinion poll. I give your team like going to our website WW dot com a picture of that in just a minute. I'm but I think it says a lot about the character of of people. To. Say I don't agree with this but I'm gonna do this anyway. Because I mean government I represent the people in this is part of what we do. Lewis really started all of this on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday here's part of what he had to say. I think the Russians participated. And I have been listening to the electorate and they have construed to candidacy for Hillary Clinton. I don't plan to attend inauguration. Will be the first one numbness. Thousands have been in congress. Well he was wrong about that and you think that he would've remembered 2001 it was not that long ago when he did not attend the inauguration of George W. Bush because he said. He did not accept the results of the election and you remember the controversy with Al Gore and hanging chads and an end all that. So Lewis on has done this has done this before where but here's what bothers me you know if if if journalists were saying I'm not going to the inauguration. Because I don't believe in this president and don't believe in his policies I don't believe in what he's done nobody's going to do. That's one thing. But to call him an illegitimate president. Is absurd because. If you look up the word legitimate. Donald Trump's presidency. Fits the term legitimate. You can disagree with trump but I mean let's get the basics right here. Trump is legitimately. Going to be president of the United States. Yesterday on Martin Luther King Day. Martin Luther King the third. Now part of the king junior signed had a meeting with Donald Trump and duct talked about what is father would have wondered here's his reaction to Trump's tweet about John Lewis. John Lewis has demonstrated that he's action as I say that things get CNN almost immediately emotion. And at some point this nation week we've got to move forward we can't stay out I mean people literally probably guy we need to be talking about how we feed people I don't know twelve feet. I'm only create the best education system that's what we need people. And for me and Israel Hank welcome to WWL. Surely is outrageous. Job well. She'd do it as it goes up and oh. Republic and our. Or teach. The sentence down Democrat. Those that support the presidency. Is that support the country. So what is that what is the difference between that and the criticism that Republicans perceive four. Allegedly doing the same thing about Barack Obama do you think John Lewis would have brought him with a marketing. And what. You mean about to Barack Obama. There were widespread reports that I mean it was they talk about it it was Eric Cantor and Eric Cantor knew it was it was and on its McConnell on there was a there was a group. And when considering. An illegitimate. If they say or property do they. Well added I. Think Republicans called Barack on the legitimate when they brought the whole court the movement. Do you separate the movement issue by the addiction and it is actually. Shall hit it. Let's put those legs because he had to make an upright because you know what he. Politics or. You know what. It just you know you should do. Really be you should be angry with every single Republican in Washington for letting him get away with it if you believe that he's not a US citizen you should be made it every Republican official. This been elected to office because they let you panic in man to fill out. Well. I don't think so much as Republicans that think it was national news media. This is a part. Barack Obama that was it. I Hank I appreciate the call and it's really interesting to me how people think. John Lewis. Probably I don't know for sure but John Lewis at some point was probably critical of the Republicans who gathered. And apparently. Talked about how they didn't want to do anything that would make Barack Obama look good they wanted to make sure he was a one term president. There's no difference between that and what's going on there. Just it is amazing to me how blind people are too political hypocrisy. That is so. Widespread. There is absolutely no proof. No proof anyway. That Barack Obama was not born in the United States. I guess there are some people who were not sure the Hawaiian Islands are part of the United States I guess they've got an excuse for believing that Michael you're on WW well. Asia and a good. What talked about you know the littlest thing. Point. And the prime and that is what people on the people and you know bring in the senate now. It's it's what current debt of characters. You know. You remember how important are your old you know promote and present an election in my life. But I did vote this product. Are you what you would call in the 1%. Notably the college. Are barely got a high school. I worked my ball I'm tall order or Google. And this is somebody like that that we vote and you know it has it has killed me when when you know. It's kind of like. A toddler would do you know what he's not play in my way so I'll sit out I'm gonna do it during which you know you voted by. And monsters of harassment by you know people in his district in Georgia. The American exactly people and is just. But that does the Pratt and it was voted and the people and a lot of people will. Drop the elect the world college right away. And they don't write off. But yet at laurel college look the smartest thing I think our elders. Have ever done in the history of our country. Because. I can only imagine our elections is that in the world college what in place. Well we have we have learned Michael while I appreciate the call we've learned that that the focus would be on places like New York. And California because if it was just about the popular vote. Then Louisiana as little attention as weak yet. Because of our eight electoral votes we were getting less attention. Because the concentration which SP about the popular vote you can go to certain areas in the country a few top areas in the country get the popular vote and to hell with the rest of the country so. There is some on there is some wisdom in that we're talking about congressman John Lewis. Saying he's not going to attend the inauguration since the first time he's done that but in reality he did that tonight in 2001 with George W. Bush. We're also talking about a separate Redmond saying that truck beastie he'll. Racial divide really a scooter CBS news and we'll be right back. Right before the top of the hour news at 2 o'clock just to about 25 minutes from now you've got a chance to win 1000 dollars in our nationwide free money contest. I'll give out the code word you text the code word to 72881. Might write that down seven to 81. And you could score a hundred bucks just by listening to every WL. We never charged protects an individual plan text and data race may apply I Disco in the afternoon ledger witness I wrote an op Ed blog which is also a review of the new movie hidden figures. Which was number one the box office over the past weekend. I'd titled our hidden figures and the race issues in America's space race. It's a review but it's also abouts. The movie and how the movie helps us relate to where we are today or at least should you can check that out it's on our website at WW multi count. Yeah I I've done this before I called does Cedric Richmond a cult in the Pacific Redmond because my middle name is read. And so when I see Richmond I just I translated to read this I do what I do and the correctness. Obviously it's congressman a Richmond. He said that to a truck must heal racial divide. If you don't playing Barack Obama for the racial divide that has grown intensely while he was president. Then why is it fair to say that Donald Trump must heal the racial divide its gonna take more than truck deal that I Jim your Demi WL. But yet so like the comment about race and politics day. In congress. Corporate how long it's made up just about every ethnic group that we have in this country's bird and you know. Okay and do you think that they should exist in lobbyist groups within congress. I won't even group that has opened its called the black congressional congress. But the black caucus okay the and there's no ethnic group that at that. Well there when you start. I mean I mean did nothing but but the point is Jim is no nobody's stopping you from starting that group the point is there was not a need for that group. Basically a lobbyist group that exists within congress. You can make an argument. It and it should be it's the only group the black. The black congressional caucus okay and that's the only group that exists. That shouldn't deal in congress there's no Asian. Congressional call that they don't know. Why don't. Why is that why are going to order these other groups don't exist. Don't think that should exit what a proud Republican congress. Should be body would by itself not meet up separatist group's net. Burton Group. With only with only one interest tomorrow you supposed to represent the country not just a specific part. I mean I think it's a good argument. But I mean but but but since there was a need for Davis in our past this is the reason like it exist in there was a lot of these other groups. OK so now what should be gone away with just so I mean look what we'd. Right there would be Ichi would we. W lead TD. Don't you wanna you start to. Don't put the point is Jim is that the marketplace doesn't demand the marketplace won't support that this is a free market. Black entertainment television exists because there's a market for that there's not a market for white TV. Okay what if it's understandable BD Al cried so that it would. OK I understand that but there's it would it's it's a moot point because there's no need for of course there will be outcry is that fair you can make an argument. Big people are still bothered by this Black America I don't know why it bothers people because it's like it doesn't affect you. And that was indeed 41 point. You seem to work if you see the movie hit and hit not hit configures UConn get the he can't get the the the reason why so many things in faulting African Americas where necessary in the past it was because of the way we as a country treated. Okay but how can you expect that he'll spin it you're trying to beat. Port. It'd be a de America witnessed with black entertainment TV with the chill black finished with bit. And Darryl little detonated mine time. Why is black expo have you seen the show. Well. Thank take it hole. If you haven't seen the show you how could you possibly expose your voice to this entire audience. Criticizing it if you haven't even seen it. Our no you aren't exactly you are judging by skin color are charging you to just judged by skin color by criticizing blackest because of the name when you haven't even seen the show. I'm just saying the war it's cute I'm not judging anything or any war and I'm just saying it. Negate liens street should be in parts the New York State common. I understand the point you're making and I think that some of the things that existed in our past because they were necessary. Has now become things that are not as necessary because they are divisive I I I I agree with you. So eliminate those things as would come back in it if you continue its content than they had that idea that separates in king. It. I get that I'm I'm not I don't think to meet the of the black caucus is starting to think that this country's that it shouldn't have done I don't thickest on anything. I mean I'm ensures people argue it's done things that are wrong but die you know you're bothered by the very nature of it I'm not bothered by the nature of it I have to see what they. What they do before I'm going to be concerned about to jump. Did they did that it took me up at saint if you control the deep pass these things that need these things that until we eat. I think. That problem by. Jim I appreciate the call I join our conversation. Had an afternoon. And for buck town Bucky you're gonna WL. Yeah it scared on the caller. You know although I don't know can articulate it well I expect guys understand what saying. I don't understand where you're coming from. When you say is the market and call for you know certainty television shows are pageant and not let. You know. So I guess because that mark. Schroeder is a market force but it's uncertain market some homework that it wanted to show like that sure they'd be labeled a racist. Well that there are not enough there are not enough people to thought that that if he has has given anybody the inclination to start DO white entertainment network. I hear you saying don't want you you flawed thinking actually it's why not what I don't disagree audible earlier. I think it kind of silly by. A lot of these deplorable and Paul supporter at least it sure there's an element in this country whether they're. Or it might need. We want something that was geared towards. You know the white people. Caucasian people. Something that would force their their back and urged German American television on a call but you don't know because I think it solar if you will work. They do it. And and Bucky what whatever the reason it's a free market and it's it's not it's not happening because there's not a market for there's no law. They're still ought to white television in a law against these. Not be with you don't. Here you torture not understanding it they're structured. Group out there probably want to show like there are straight. Hockey they're not they're not what you don't understand is they're not big enough to account for the shell being created I appreciate the colony. To me this is maddening when people start bringing up wires are no white television there's DT. I'm scoot hang on we'll be right back into the WL. On our pop culture calendar it was on Tuesday January 16 1996. Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett seat plane. Mistaking it for a drug traffickers plane. U2 singer Bono was on the plane we Jimmy Buffett neither was hurt but they thought this was a drug traffic. Of course when you think about Jimmy Buffett's plane they probably weren't far off from the truth here's an update on a pretty checkbook and you poll. I is not attending the inauguration of trump a civil way to protest the peaceful transfer of power 63%. Say no it's not. 37% say yes it is Q Fisher opinion by going to be if you don't own account. And as you can tell look I try to be a really calm guy on the radio. But as you can tell sometimes I get I get passionate. Sometimes I get a little fired up. And maybe it's because we've talked about these things and there's still such or grand misunderstanding of it. Black entertainment television. Was created because that there were some market for theft. If you're a baby don't. If you grew up in my generation. And your black. You watch the same TV shows I watched. In a very early years of my life there was Amos and Andy but that was taken off the year. Leave It to Beaver. Father Knows Best. The Donna ratio. Shelling gone. No blacks. So I'm sitting here a black in America and going okay ball where ma. Where Ryan this whole thing. As a white guy I do the best I can to try to understand that that perspective. And I sit sometimes and I think okay what would it be like if I was somewhere. And all I saw growing up were blacks on TV and no whites. And of course it would be neat for white entertainment television. The group of people in this country. Who we support. A white television network. That group is not large enough. To make them. Which is why it hasn't had. And the TV show blockage. Is hysterical. It's one in the forties I'm a white guy. I am white I group in the suburbs I watched that show it's one of the funniest damn shows on television. It's not about. Black or white it's about what's funny. My wife and kids with Damon boy is one of the funniest shows ever on Tel Aviv it was about a family. It wasn't about a black family it was about a family that happened to be black. And so Cedric Richmond says. Donald Trump must heal the racial divide are you kidding me. It is so deep bitterness nodded all of us but in some people. That a president's not gonna this is happening he'll let Barack Obama didn't. As I've said many times I think President Obama. Missed opportunities to be everybody's president. And he appeared to many people to be more of a black president at times after tragedies. And that's honestly that's my opinion it's that's the way I perceived in being honest about that and I'm not one who just condemned President Obama to condemn like many. But that's the way. I feel the tarts. But he didn't cause the racial divide in America. If you graduates of college for numbers 260187. In Teri cut 50426018. Salary. Text interstate 7870. Odd it was a news report on this date January 16 1980 that Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo after customs agents found marijuana in his luggage. Exactly four years later to the day McCartney was arrested for marijuana possession in Barbados. This has got to be fake news because those Beatles would never have smoked pot or done drugs. I'm Scooter Libby decorative Euro. This sort was number one of the R&B charts on this day in 1976. It was a song about. Becoming aware of politics. 1976. Harold Melvin and the blue notes and I believe this was so one of the last songs that Teddy progressed did with Harold Melvin and the blue notes. Wake up. Everybody. You know yesterday I was off I thought it was going to be here here to hundreds of scheduling out here to 4 o'clock Friday afternoon so I'm a little confused. It is January the seventeenth. Not to sixty. Are from New Orleans Larry I've got time for quick comment before the news welcome. Or eat it all on. The greens are and to call me. That was just one. Americans it is actually we do. It. Grew. And grew up. India. You do it KKK. That he would see. We're college Morton. When you do you. Think. You and I did not. Know. About it. Larry I've I appreciate I. I've learned. I sure appreciate the call via the plans out there that are maybe not his son as overt as they once were but you know there's still planned minded people out there. It's time for the 1000 dollar nationwide free money contest. The code word this hour is pull. Text PULL. 27288. Point. That's 7288. Point scorer thousand dollars easy way one Tex could show you the free money for governor if you well. Listen for the next code word right before the top of the hour news at 5 PM and good luck for Smart radio and account and all the certificate you'll. We never charge for Tex that'd be your plan text and data race may apply. Coming up in the next are gonna end of the conversation the shooting that took place in Slidell man shot killed somebody for acting erratically in his front yard. When this at the right time to shoot someone will be back.