Feb 21, 2017|
What do you think of President Trump's pick for national security adviser? Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners.
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Now Tommy Tucker WW LA MF and the dot com. I can't tell you what this national security advisor to me that seems like. A brilliant move as trump begin perhaps as you can get these very highly qualified well that and he's already. Is Ari working for the president because of president's commander in chief so. Who is that dumb the admiral Hargrove I think was named. That wanted to bring his own stance in Dallas and deal breaker. Although only in his ninth say yes and no sonar because. He's in the military already and certainly is a national security advisor you want his opinion. But in terms of demands. Reach nearly make heart award was name is terms of gum demand she can't really make any news there aren't any army Saturday. Well there's so for everybody else gets on board this guy it is you know there's probably going to be sucked and I'll come up with that. Someone will criticize. Lobsters if he certainly I've seen from numerous. Networks you would think that would agree or given him pretty good marks and he doesn't have to be confirmed and of course would do it went in was. Yeah Russian ambassador do you think it strange that Russian ambassador died it was a different ambassador this is the ambassador to the United Nations. But DN do you think you just. He just died aren't tech natural causes. Or do you smell something I. I don't smell approved I do not. I'm not smiling and angering and their idea smell and a potent green have been we have seen. Cases in the past with one of this where where there have been. Deaths and poisonings and things. I think it's a heck of a coincidence. That's all I really do just the timing come off. I don't know maybe it's like well we could replace him. No that would make us look bad and maybe you make him sleep well when I'm doing an Indian I don't know what that is orderly exit that is either. Pollutants that man whacking. Take a break we come back we'll talk about the rainy day fund and not ready yet where opinion poll we're not ignoring the president completely but. It was pretty quiet yesterday by Trump's standards of which is nasty after one month the think he's been successful. Or unsuccessful. Run in the United States and instant text here about are pretty jaguar opinion poll president trump has been an office for a full month. Was first month successful or unsuccessful. My take would be he had some growing pains and some things didn't work outs. Well but overall. We're not no war the economy's doing well so I would have to say he's been successful. I wanna hear from me if you disagree 260170. In terms of my theory earlier. I'll open the phone lines of that to this Russian ambassador to the UN now this is not the Russian ambassador. That might win. Call that the ambassador to the United States this is the Russian ambassador to the United Nations. That died it indeed is guides on a text and said you've been watching too many get Smart reruns LOL signs it freed from chaos. LA times is wonder any time Russian. Quote drops dead in what's going on some of attacks that are common and about Donald Trump. And has he been successful. Trump has been very successful despite the bleeding heart liberal media. Trying to stand in the way of everything he does one thing I would add here. Is that. Not only stand in the way but put a negative spin on what ever he does. I get a mini so far is back to the text now for doing everything he promised. Another text here successful he's actually doing the things that he promised he would do during the campaign. I like this one comp has been extremely successful anyone that. Ticks off to correct that the corporate controlled eight occurs when you send in the texts. Kazaa and read it and that's not gonna do anybody any good. Dramas and it's extremely successful anybody that in tick off the corporate controlled media and John McCain in the same days fantastic. John McCain's a legitimate war hero make no mistake about it. It is not about their managers don't like. And and look I couldn't hold his. Flight bag you know from when he was pilot donors he's now his briefcase I realize that but. Sometimes you like people sometimes you don't and John McCain. Now like into march. Yes very says they six in text and then there's a sentiment in a fan of trump so far but he surrounded himself with some good people. Not willingly but he's coming around I would think that means they're not willingly becoming band but they you know Kevin uptown higher and a W out morning. A gimmick and a man and you. The moratorium on. I don't think it's. At the a couple of people out there. A period of two. The the media folk. Revealed these you know. Release irregular. Nature Kellogg company. And that the good. Old putter back and and technical and 2007. Phil. Actually say this so let me just address because this is nothing to do with oil but. He wants to repeal Dodd-Frank I don't know I think it's a congressional action on the indeed that by executive order. Anybody I know in the banking business has only Dodd-Frank the only thing that did. It had nothing to do with the big banks at the banks are still quote too big to fail. But for people that are in business that are could good credit risks it made it virtually impossible for them to get a loan and I would love being from businesspeople. If that's true about Dodd-Frank NT six O 187. Euro and a there. And got all the aggregate the even hearing. They believe it would be looked solid field. It goes corporate. That. I'll country extra home they. We. Or. 00. You're such an. Let me ask this quickly is an editor traffic. How has your attitude or. View of him changed from a month ago to today or has it changed at all. And all of that you can spew out a cute thing it's you know he's presidential. In nature and impact. People. I do which would lecture at ago at the end of the mine included. And well. I thank you. I'll let you said that Kevin you gotta you gotta wish you well I got to hope for everybody's does succeed because if not we all fail and Emery and his CNN article about our new national security advisor. And if you wanna find out how he thinks. He being lieutenant general HR McMaster. He wrote a book in 1997 when he was only a major. And is held dereliction of duty Lyndon Johnson Robert MacNamara the Joint Chiefs of Staff analyzed that led to Vietnam. That's a mighty long title for a book. Says it was published two decades ago when economic masters only a major he's no lieutenant general. And they're saying that book dereliction of do because the sensation in the military because it. Kinda called out US military leaders for dereliction of duty during the Vietnam War. It goes on a semi massive painted a devastating picture of the joint chiefs and told president Lyndon Johnson when he wanted to hear. About how the Vietnam War was in knowing. He has dried out they went along with Johnson's ill considered attempt to find a middle ground between withdrawing from Vietnam. And fighting a conventional war there. That divorce from on the ground realities had no chance of success. And you might be able make a comparison between that and what's going on intimately so it seems like he might be. That guy for the job. And at least it seems as though from. Him writing that book the elegant hear from McMaster with an economic master. Just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation I'm grateful to you for that opportunity. And I'll look forty shorting the national security team and doing everything I can't to a best protect the interest of the American people. So it seems like the kind of guy especially from what he wrote his book that pregnant teller president. What he wants to hear but instead with the realities are now its the president chooses the listener not. That's on him the other thing I got my attention was the the ban on cramming. In I guess Louisiana waters for thirty days. And we editors story a couple of weeks ago John may from time McCain. Somebody texted and John McCain Don Dubuque was talking about it I think if it's good for the crabs. Com. In the water. And I think we can live without crabs for thirty days again them in from some Morales as it is. I think eleven without really good ones anyway because those Marilyn if you are a rapper. What you think about this is that a good thing do you take thirty days off. And punished for something Els is again hurt you and do you think. As a person that deals with seafood every day and it's how you make your living do you think this is necessary or some kind of environmental government overreach I don't know anything about it other than. The crabs are not like he war one now as a key and it seems like and this is my hands a little apology and that. These big beautiful cramps you did these acting sentiment Merrill and some figure ever give me call please and immunity 60 honey Sony but. What do you think of the band and it's gonna hurt your business and do you think it's necessary the Associated Press reporting Lindsay Lohan. You know that is aria what's yeah well she says that she was profiled because she was wearing a head start at London's Heathrow airport as she was returning from Turkey. She set an airport worker stopped here. Open your pants Paula important song Lindsay Lohan and started immediately apologizing but then said please take off your heads scar. If if I were at the security I would be more afraid that it was Lindsay Lohan. Than a Muslim woman got you in on exactly is that you letter on a plane you got trouble. Again a couple of them will bottles that are yeah you know I doubt. Has a history she does tracing along one side you're on W out morning. That you for columnist trees. Yes without. I wanna do that lieutenant generally let. Yeah and lieutenant general budget once he'd gotten just a you know military. A. Man on a high yucky ball that straight especially when you go from service a service as a colonel in one is allowed bigger deal and a colonel any other event. This group match but he isn't a colonel in one a big deal and the kernel and the other not much. You know it up and admit it and eat it may be that article and and and like give me so. Artillery aimed at Torrey. Chad Henne and indeed that's honestly gonna thank you summed it. And duties and I get to salute was about the the new national security director. I bet you know that nickname and that took. Some except that and a couple of yes that's. Cute spot and the similar you don't have that they wouldn't say. But minutes and generational thing that we have the steady. And equipment that. But it. Was. Just like it was you know twenty years ago an Angel and went with. Bennett episodes it it it it it's sort of like it's happens that that also and in its its its political. When you stand saying then. That. Would be at this week that changed since he hasn't really. That addition to normal. Do you think they operate it percent. Do you think he'll tell the president. What the president wants to hear you know guild the Lily and letting think it's going lot better than it is or just telling me olestra. And that its environment like many different you know at least in the military certainly spend. That and so. You don't data reports and obviously command legitimately. The president. So I think president likes the fact that you know and we need. And now it's like that you know has that goal but I do believe generally well. Respected and check. Out just even. When you don't like that. That indeed there. You would need politically correct so. I don't think that he won't play the game. That. You know and just like general does that. Mean they get. To interpret it too early I think it would. You know I've you know at this point you know art project that didn't think it has. Right we got a dog would drinker you. Major thank you for calling me as his real quick they got a thing in the house agriculture committee. They're saying it may be food stamp recipients should not be able to buy a soft drinks and candy what do you think. I mean that at some of one and do it. Into. We'll. Get the well you know. I'm so. It. Depends. I look at that you know. Do SI SE IE they're gonna tell them what they can get you leave it up to them and if you buy it Els on senate on soft drinks and and junk food well it's in the route but it orbit thank you major appreciated there is a movement with the house agriculture committee to discuss restricting food stamp recipients insane and you know I know you don't need candy and you don't need soft drinks and things of that ilk. And somebody texted in and said well if you don't let them buy those kind items people get food stamp should deprive an kids. Of Indian Soto but are you really because. If you only have X amount of money. Then yeah if you waste it on and just like when you're look at if you waste it on soft drinks and candy then there's going to be any decent food eaten. You kind of what you kids to eat decently and we're to talk an expert on this in a little bit better I'd like to hear from you first NC if you match the expert or not. This is not a game we only at apprised matched the expert. But I I just wonder I I think. No I say no candy no food stamps because no candy on food stamps are soft drinks and maybe that would be some encouragement. You know maybe get a job at any at the working port near to I don't know you tell me. What do you think should there be stricter limits on what food stamp recipients can buy. And should it be only for healthy food and should it be only four. Dom raw food because you can get them in some text here people's managing gate crawfish. When that I hate that they go by. There's attacks now by cross station fried chicken and amid makes me sick. Another one cents they can also buy cross Haitian grab imagine that not for thirty days they can't. Is as a thirty day ban on Kravis and guessing and bring him in from other areas. A marine text here why you call Hannity 6018 Stephanie. I think food stamp recipient you have to go through nutrition and meal planning workshop. I thought I had the answer a long time ago. This text says when I suggested give them commodities and let them prepare their own food so they learn. If you don't make it there will be nothing neat. But then I realize a lot of working poor get food stamps and they wouldn't have time to do that while there working. This text is pretty harsh our government wasn't founded to feed people do away with food stamps. Then it's not about food stamps governor of the outlet for Colin and my friend. Are you don't don't you. Gory but apparently a bit pour our ears and reject. A lot of people that ought to coax. What their door circle back there could Enders. Stance and on back ask for. That. Now it really and let me ask gay as a and a few grocery store owner not you not the Tellme. Oh would you have a problem was and doing away with the food stamp program and I asset because. It gets so complicated because once you try to do away with something like food stamps. The business angle kicks in in the lobby through whatever is benefited by food stamps. Kicks in and then. Right or wrong his London do whether it's all about the lobby and guests in the pressure they bring to bear on a on of people entering congress. Would would it hurt your business if you didn't except food stamps. It would hurt the business overall yes but what I think should happen upset this year. Stand to be something like the work programs that help women and children. Where you can only buy certain bank. And that it. And for that is it for people don't know the distinction give us a quick lesson dance between food stamps and wick. It is probably get whip and are either right or small children. And like milk it or you. Chi said the court that you know precious thing that help their kids to grow. Regrets at the old. It. It just that. Or it's you know it happened that support. This just in all star. It would really be restricted to. Purchase where they should be it should thank you noted that the addition. People. Gutsy you know it's interesting if you can buy fried chicken or or any prepared food McDonald's I guess I don't know lower. Across issue Binyamin as will be able to go out need is. Are you doing is buying prepared student taken at home as a Posey and there and political stance and I'll be business goes well. You bet Tex comes in and there's a caller talked about not letting government any lines like telling you what to buy with food stamps I think when you get on the food stamp program. The government as your partner and you should be grateful when you get Al based Saint Louis go here under the WL. The more the stomach I don't know eating. Well. After Katrina. And a little program their fruits you band my daughter would walk dodge twelve. Ortiz Kellogg's pop tarts. Ultimately a story about the immigrants she got some power that story. Just turn through which does not and not an option for her you know the story is. At city bill oboe Poodle when a low blow also over in the grass I'll play around and winter game. And wondered who wondered. Oh we used to call at that story for us is the neighbors and honest. And today. Think yeah 960187. UN and they conversation. You can pretty well figure out who Oz was. Are gonna take a break for nasal come back continue our conversation about food stamps that WL.