Editing note: Meghan McCain is heretofore now known as Mam /me again mccain/ because I’m tired of typing her name.
[Warning: Mam is a Bitter Betty today]
Summary of convo [Spoiler (click to open)]
Mam has a friend who is part of the Yang Gang. Brings up Yang claim his mic was off during times when he wanted to interject. NBC denied. Yang says he was asked 2 questions over 2 hours, shifts to future debates. Joked about bringing a sign. Joy mentioned Marianne also felt the same. Sunny talks about his campaign products, says that people are smarter than we give them credit. Yang talks economy and the tech impact on that, which isn’t the result of immigrants. Stats about economic difficulties by industry and demographic. Joy asks if other candidates are on board, Yang feels no one is really addressing this in reality.
Talks universal basic income. He talks his dividend plan $1K per month from age 18 until death. Joy butchers the analogy of giving a fish vs teaching to fish. Yang talks trickle up economy. He has two children, one is autistic (!) they show a family photo (2nd clip). Yang talks about how he will pay for this (AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOGL, FB, etc). Mam interjects, tries to talk about the deficit. She and Joy are already bickering. Yang reminds that he runs companies (that didn’t go bankrupt).
Sunny does lightning speed round. Universal healthcare = yes. Mueller set to testify, should Congress start impeachment = non answer, glad Mueller is testifying let’s hear what he says. Follow up, what would he have to say to change Yang mind = Yang still says he’d have to see what he says first, believes it’s up to Congress to determine eg their job. Reparations = diverts to his UBI platform, says reparations would be separate. Yang tries to explain more, Mam interrupts, is rude. Yang brings up Alaska model, says it would remind even wealthy folks they’re still American, it can always be donated. Immigration = he’s a son of immigrants, supports path to citizenship. Mam brings up he’s against circumcision (?) he says parents should educate themselves. Believes in free marriage counseling. Cites data re/two parent households. Mam says her marriage counseling is drinking Jack Daniels, shooting some guns, and hanging out. (Countdown to her divorce in 5-4-3…). Yang also believes in WH staff psychologist, he brings up that we need to de-stigmatize mental health issues.
Hot Topic USWNT Better Than Your Faves
All the cheers for USWNT, talks chants of EQUAL PAY. More revenue, more viewers, still gets 18c on the $1. $250K for women vs $1.1M for men. Supply and demand show women are greater draw. Many know female players but don’t know male players (USA). USWNT are suing but shouldn’t have to. USMNT didn’t even qualify bloop. Sexism sucks.
Hot Topic Biden Said Stuff
Biden was in SC and apologizes for his comments, plays clip. Whoopi wonders why people feel this is an issue since Obama chose him as his VP. Sunny doesn’t feel anyone is calling Biden a racist, but feels he has some racial blindspots. Mam says blah blah talks about Sen. Byrd, who Obama also eulogized. Goes off about being able to work with people is important and the double standards, says anytime someone says I don’t think you’re a racist, but… means they go on the defensive and maybe you do think that.
Joy and Whoopi remind people need to do the homework, re/positions on busing eons ago, and can’t cannibalize others if we’re going to get Tr/mp out of the WH. Sunny mentions Kamala will get called out for her history as prosecutor and flip flopping on some topics. Joy feels they’re all very similar in ideology (re/main Dem candidates). Whoopi was in a mood on this topic, brings up cannibalizing again, and fears it will cause Dems overall to lose in the general election. Mam keeps bringing up Obama (who isn’t running for office). Programming note, they say Kamala is on the show Friday.
Hot Topic Billionaire Epstein Arrested Again
Short version, Epstein is gross and is alleged to have paid underage girls for sex, then had his victims recruit other underage girls for more sex. Sec of Labor Acosta, back in the day, worked out a sweetheart deal for Epstein 12 years ago. Epstein’s been arrested again for actions that took place during the same era. (As long as they are different instances than the original charges, then double jeopardy doesn't apply)
Hot Topic Little Mermaid Casting
The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale. People are ridiculous. News @ 11. Mam talks about herself, mentions Cinderella was played by Brandi. CALM DOWN PEOPLE.
Hot Topic RIP Disney Actor Cameron Boyce
It’s truly a clip only saying RIP he was a great kid.
(According to a statement by Boyce's family, on July 6, 2019, Boyce died in his sleep at his home in Los Angeles "due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated". The ongoing condition was later determined to be epilepsy.)
Hot Topic Whoopi Summer Reading List
Ladies Get Lit
The Guarded Gate by Daniel Okrent
Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law that Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
Covers history of Eugenics
Read more about the author here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Okrent
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
She also wrote Eat, Pray, Love
A novel, psa women are allowed to be sexual
Read more about the author here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Gilbert
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
Deals with suicide, taking care of the dog of her friend she lost, and the experience that brought her
Read more about the author here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigrid_Nunez
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