Aug 29, 2016|
Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners about Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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David talked to Mike Collins pepper nick in his decision not to stand for the American anthem somebody says. Tommy pimping the race card for good morning topic at a near Colin mentioned race once in his statement. But when he did say that the reason these dual and it is because of the treatment of white. Though police officers in the way black people are treated by white police officers so. Did text ends when SO ME two being shaky and I you want but I think you need him to read a little more and see what exactly happened and I think he had to. Things here you get whether or not it's unpatriotic or lawyers secondly. Is it. His right to do then and should the NFL get involved in any of the rams players runner up was it a year ago or two years ago. When they were there when Michael Brown got shot down years ago with their hands up and make in a statement and was way back in the day any Olympics in the in the 68 in Mexico City I think it was yet the two black athletes that gave the black power signal. Went you know fist raised up in the year when the National Anthem was played and were getting their medals so. Tom what tiger mothers I think it's interesting and I think the whole. National Anthem thing you know that the NFL. Data don't show it. Although Bobby was saying that that the for whatever reason the version of and that is saints game Friday night was terrible in his opinion. I didn't hear I don't know but he was this news about Friday night and dumb. I think the other thing is that the NFL doesn't find it worthy. Of air time to play the National Anthem usually on their broadcast during the regular season but until it's the conference championship game and in the Super Bowl and they do well needed both and you gig godless men out and you get the National Anthem. So I don't on amounted Indies do people even pay attention to it went when they're around you in the dome weren't a sporting event until Leo's. Last summer I want to saints payments Abed between two thirds and three quarters. Warrant paying attention rarely were shooting the breeze at setters even in Hammond how you're under the W on the morning. More. Ago. Perhaps there was trying to get across is here's a guy looking away once again to call attention. He thinks it is inappropriate. Just this sort treatment of certain groups are groups. And that is his way. Cart he has he has the entire country attention now focused on best and just say. Next week when the game play sit down how many of his teammates. Feel compelled to sit down otherwise they'll be considered. Supporters of this so called it just. He hands in effect the room that gauntlet down. I am implied that earlier because now the other players are going to be an audience knows predominantly black it is did decide bowlers are they. If they do stand and sing or they then. From. Another side. CC so when he sent anymore. Want him back Tommy Tucker that it W island cabernet has not stood for any of the national anthems for any of the pre season games and he's been involved with the 49ers have but the one. On Saturday. 98. Got a lot of attention. I guess may do because it was a home game and people noticed. Miller talking about it saying well do you think do you agree with him or not is the easier thing I think would be put him. Did you stay seated in and quietly. In his mind think of things and he could do or not sing along or what have you. But what he did change his life from now on he's it be Colin cabernet day guided and stands for the National Anthem that's how he will be remembered. Lonnie and applause morning under the WL flavor calling. You know. Edit add and to lead to a choice sports artist and an apple. Well columns are Kinect you'll continent. In no way. You know don't you go. Right now which you can't stand up you don't understand. Something you'll have a very general. And it sort of he feels like he has to do. It had to do if you do it because you more recognition. And you get in it. He wants recognition or his. Through either for example among the things you said is that it takes less training to become a police officer of and it does to be a cosmic colleges and he thinks it's crazy. Do you think it's about him more about what he deeply beliefs. And because it attention. On what you are a little bit or you're trying to do. And what started again objected to shell. The ball after just bored sports and high school sports. And what are you saying you're capable of something that's an actual call. George and try to put just. To get. Old Colin urgent changes. But he think he gets any positive national attention evidence. No no written in the community a lonely Dylan. Illegal immigrant you just want to do it to me and a beer. Hi Lonny out preceding goal sooner body else thinks it's 60187. For example Earl. In chaminade earlier on WL. Say good morning you. Pretty good at first of all would cabinet dude. I don't agree but he only grew because. Oh. Did that land there and then aren't that good governance board and now bring he. You know I think if you want to do some of things you don't make those millions or changes in laws give the police some more try their party. As it was about since you brought it up and I think you know in the neighborhood almost here I thought about this with Dwyane Wade and his cousins. In New Orleans there in his cousin catch on Chicago. Artwork. And I just wondered if he has any regrets. And people can spend their money however they want but if you have a family member that's in a bad situation I think is second relatives is it's been. Dom affected by gunfire. Man I would think I would build a talker. Neighborhood Tucker bill where would have gotten I don't know listen and answer your way I just medium size houses and embodied in drive and Altima it wouldn't be any big reach fancy thing but at least I know everybody was safe if I had family members in that. Position you know. Right elbow which would do so on the you know and arguably would be. Mean that's his life to do OK put it they'll bring him anything positive. Thing goodness and felt and suddenly it's. On my really disagree with that you aren't right decision would have do you want what they'd always have the right to speak in my. On this as an assault on a tall order to order the guy out set to arrive in him and he's apology demand and appears Islam due to defy. Noticed on an absolute is what I'm saying and you can say look decent there's no. Split what is it. Come on the big about a ski. Prior restraint there's no prior restraint of speech hearings or whatever you want if for example you're the president of Honda. And you handed out big check over to Jordan speech because he just won the tournament. He's CEO George congratulations on winning the Honda classic now keep in mind shabby makes a good vehicle to you can say that if you want. But then you have to deal with the consequences of that that's all I'm saying. Grow our our our group here that our group they kuril appreciate the call Ronald at late 71 a two time now. But traffic more of your calls when we return on WWL. I like Colin can't Bernanke gave an interview the day after. And some of the things he sand and since the election years and thing to do with anything uses was the timing thing a one some that was planned but I think the two presidential candidates are currently have. Also represent the issues we have in this country right now. Yet Hillary whose skull black teens are black kids super predators. You have Donald Trump who's openly racist we have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and as a presidential candidate. That doesn't make sense to me because if that was any out of person you'd be in prison. So what is this country really standing for. Some of the reasons that Colin Capra nick says he's seated during a National Anthem Steve new Holland side here and WL. A senior under the W good morning. Boy it in the our servers that way among veteran. Among veteran about certain respects sort what. They are cute and value that they are Coca from a young birds and the a lot of Abu. Operate values and morals have changed over years and a lot these down and well and they're the symbolism. For. Remember what ought to start well now you're back in Vietnam. You in so many wonderful. This respect the Larry Bird alert people like who are way. And our air here this spectrum where it is well. Shin is currently there is right. The they would say and not stand though. Let me take some real quick Steve before you go I think you make complex excellent points for a source east when he eight secondly in terms of cycles after 9/11. Corey yes absolutely right nobody would ever not stand for the National Anthem or disrespect the flag or anything. And thirdly I realized during the course of all this non of you have a similar experience. When I was about 28. Federal governments are not doing away with the income tax deduction for. House interest genome mortgage interest hassle somebody at that time as they did that I don't think I'd even stands for the National Anthem anymore that's how much that mattered. To me and I was about Colin cabernet ex age when nine when I said that. So I think you're right I think it's a function of age I think it's a function of a political timing is a lot of things going in this. We fought many things to talk about the flag in the symbolism like many years ago optic. You know we had every right what outlet actually stand up leg because you know with the Olympics since their anger despair are we all are right. Thank you appreciate the call Steve to 6087. If you wanna get involved one line is open. I would granted if you wanted to I would not paying. Because you can and losing new terror and needless and the news right now through the tone of WL. It's David Blake whispers news Eleanor about Donald Trump voters some times and you need to brush from all with the same rush but the the really. Passionate one Zealand's aria. You are an idiot. How is Donald Trump races you beat beat will not listen to this lib not station anymore. Hey hello why I love it fly I was quoting Colin Capp nick nick. I was meant for another place or something I have no idea to raise their. You know the irony you know this is Eddie standing up for what he believes in by sitting down and went about it. Not the easiest thing in the world would be for him to stand up. And put his believes in the background but talent in this. Obie gave it some thought because this is all he's gonna be remembered for no matter what he's always gonna be any gang. That. Didn't stand up when he played the National Anthem just like Ray Lewis is always in the media they kill somebody in Atlantic even though he didn't. At least there's no proof of it all now he didn't wasn't as forthcoming with polices he should have been but. That's it people get stuff on around their neck in lancet you know meanwhile. Terry what if you needed a dose of patriotism did you see any of the the History Channel over the weekend World War II. I saw that the Japanese were developing. Chemical weapons out as we dropped the bomb on so anybody that but feels bad for the Japanese shouldn't. The personal stories that way those format worked and an end to the bottom line was talking about you know getting that patriotic feeling but the guys. Who were frozen. In the battle of the ball each way eggs frozen feet frozen hands and then they attack on Okinawa tens of thousands of I mean you just go. These young guys man they. They died. Ms. saw action a couple of different deployments and they completely and totally. Realize that that's what they were fighting for was talent GAAP earnings right to sit down and that's what he so chose. Does souls mail us or strangle banners saying at at athletic events is a weird kind of way it started we'll try to get into that too in between phone calls Tommy Tucker back in a flash debit WL. Talking about with the nation is speaking about and discussing Colin cabernet. Exercising his right as an American not to sit not to a stand up during the National Anthem and he says he's not gonna. Dizzy on no way this nation's gone he doesn't like the direction within which. It's heading Jason and and bottom line do you support him do you respect him do you do you deep test him. I mean what effect do you think is gonna have on the NFL because. I wonder if now he has seen this spread to other teams I wonder if it's in the nineteen or divide teams relative Sean Payton will put up with it if any of that happens. Down here. And then what happens to talent to a I'm curious how this all plays out now Jason wall once a year and a 2 out morning. Want to I'm I totally agree to a character and what I don't agree with it I'll be issues that China is indeed a good part. Above all right Betty mechanic and I. And taken away from the the if these I'm against Hillary and that's what. Trying to break out again in the truck that morning. I it is more my. And say you are they aware of double that our people but remember the bulk and then in. I'm talking about people being you. No matter what. And that that to be that if you are the people speaking in front of them. By and it's a lot more than that to mean that he's. If you saw the interview there there's a lot of things that he doesn't like about this country and he says well. Adds that is right as citizens and that. He says and I'm innocent and shield right in a flag for country that a press is black people and people of color. Love me and more well to me says this is big in football would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. That's a cease supporting it yet or use it do you go to sporting events. We will use it. I would we always. Apparently wouldn't let their with that in the weapons to pick. But I don't know whenever you go you always sit at the National Anthem you never stand up. And nobody around you ever nudges you anything x.s. Didn't know they wouldn't want. But before people would be at that point the bullet. Now he did same thing the Republican government. Whip regional on the marble and even then an update our. He won it 00. Boy. And a few other people on these in the beginning of the debate. He used the put it and all of you thank you are up and plant them and and it sing in the upper bound for the country. He didn't do. He didn't. And you know you can go back in the cold everywhere he's been excellent that we needed. And government did to examine the in the cabinet. And you were president. Public good in their quarterback but again. I Jason thank you appreciate the call 2601 point seven if you would agree or disagree. With some adjacent or with Collins happening Michael Lafayette high here on debit WL the morning. Taylor comment on avenue toward the hall do you. First the ball is is it you're protests. Urquhart. You don't don't do it but if respecting the pact countries you've got a specific issue as you know. Respected by our country is no good and then not respected by then and now you're. Car country is no good. Okay that's not the way to protest if you have as a sport that ballot talk about this. Should all rationed. Black people African partner. In OK number one African American. Here are taking care quite well what did you and I think it. It is Pacific what they called his wife privilege like in other words. The definition of that is no reason or all black and duels in America which could say oh well the world. Comparable white. And that whole core group rookie in the two which looked very. Institute says you or an hour and can be except you know arms. You can you can call it pop. And graduate from school. Or not. Have a child auto wet or church and yet. Very simple very one place we live. You. Can do is called power. And couldn't get to go to court. We're sure that's why privileged or court. Power grab it I'll. Hit you. Won't. I'm Michael I appreciate the call negative traffic LC would embody things if you agree or disagree with Michael to 60. 187 ain't you got a right to be heard as much as he did. Meghann I agree or disagree 7528. Before eight to. Over privileged really here's traffic on data WL I have some luck Helen cavern egg against you know by now he says he's not standing for the National Anthem anymore. Man hasn't the entire pre season Ryan knew on Wednesday's morning earned. The W well I don't want them you don't get good to. I just want to chime in a completely agree. That would. Period how to approach actually do. The bad. Ones. That will take. They Q do you all. And it Ole chime. You. More and market great. Question and in the blood that was hung around his neck for the rest of the slides rate well when he passed. This year. That was the good equipment. To take. It back. To work. So so in analog and along those lines Brian and run out of time here I would say. It's you know I do admire him for. Believing so deeply he wanted to do this even though an owner grizzlies on.