Larry Elder

Background

This is a tough one to watch.

Videos

  1. Piers Morgan
    • “I Think You’re Stupid!” Remember this Classic Exchange Between Piers Morgan and Larry
      Channel:- The Larry Elder Show
      Date Published:- 2021-March-12th
      Date Added:- 2021-August-28th
      Link

Reflective Videos

  1. Divorce Court
    • Divorce Court – Judge Toler
      • Divorce Court – Robinson Vs Smith – Winning Arguments
        Date Published:- 2020-May-25th
        Date Added:- 2021-August-28th
        Link

 

In Words

Friendships

Wilson Huhn

  1. For nearly four decades they had been like brothers: two young attorneys who bonded over shared cases and touch football games, growing closer with the blossoming of their families and careers — one becoming a law professor in Ohio and the other a Los Angeles talk radio host.
  2. Wilson Huhn was Larry Elder’s best man, Elder the godfather to one of Huhn’s children.
  3. “I cannot thank my best friend, Will Huhn, enough for his love, support, and encouragement,” Elder, now a leading candidate for California Governor wrote in his 2012 memoir.
  4. Then came Donald Trump. Huhn, the father of a disabled son, felt deeply offended when the Republican presidential candidate appeared to openly mock the physical disability of a New York Times reporter.
  5. Though they had different political views, Huhn expected that Elder would share his feeling that Trump had displayed “absolute contempt” for people like his child, a young man the radio host had known and loved throughout his challenging life.
  6. But during an acrimonious 2016 conversation, Elder refused to admit Trump had been wrong. “Larry could not tell the truth,” Huhn said in his first interview about the rift. The dispute devolved over email and ultimately ended their 37-year friendship. “When Larry was sending all-caps messages to me it became pretty clear that that was it.”
  7. I still love him (as a friend),” Huhn said in an email. “But it is terribly important that he not have any control over other people.”

 

Perry Brown, Crenshaw High School, Los Angeles, CA

  1. At Crenshaw, he said he was the studious sort, picked on by other kids.
  2. But he had a defender in Perry Brown, a top athlete.
  3. Perry Brown would later tell The Times he felt Elder had “misused” his radio platform so badly that Brown sometimes couldn’t stand to listen.

Affirmative Action

  1. Elder left L.A. for Brown University in Rhode Island, a move he acknowledged had been facilitated by affirmative action.
  2. He later argued that race-based preferences have done more harm than good.
  3. As a top student, Elder said he would have gotten into a good college even without affirmative action.
  4. He rejects racial preferences as hurting more qualified students, particularly Asian Americans, while also backfiring on those who got special preferences.
  5. “The people that supposedly benefit end up dropping out,” he said. “You put somebody in a campus where the pace is too fast, and they’re not going to be able to keep up.”

 

Reparations

The Candace Owens Show

The Candace Owens Show ( Link )

  1. On a July 18 episode of Prager University’s “The Candace Owens Show,” Larry Elder said an argument could be made that slave owners were owed reparations after the Civil War because slavery was legal and their “property” had been taken.
  2. “When people talk about reparations, do they really want to have that conversation? Like it or not, slavery was legal,” Elder said. “Their legal property was taken away from them after the Civil War, so you could make an argument that the people that are owed reparations are not only just Black people but also the people whose ‘property’ was taken away after the end of the Civil War.”
  3. Owens and Elder’s conversation on reparations began when Owens said the US was one of the first countries to ban the slave trade.
  4. It was one of the last countries to abolish slavery, according to PolitiFact.
  5. Larry Elder replied that the United Kingdom compensated slave owners for their loss of property, stating that the “substantial amounts of money” they received from the government prevented civil war from breaking out like it did in the US.
  6. The British Slave Compensation Commission distributed £20 million in compensation to slave owners following the passage of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833, according to the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery.

Journalist

Erin Aubry Kaplan

LA Times

Opinion | The Off-Mic Moment That Changed My View of Larry Elder

Link

  1. Meeting Elder face to face at the KABC studio on La Cienega in Los Angeles, I was immediately caught off guard. He was low-key and civil, even amiable. Was this an act, a set-up? Once the show started, he sounded more like the Larry Elder I recognized: brash, self-righteous. Still, he didn’t ridicule or even challenge me or my story the way he had a few days before. It turns out he didn’t really need to — his callers did all the debating, with more than a few actually weighing in favorably about “The Butt.” It was off the air, during the commercial breaks, that Elder dropped a bomb. Between the small talk, he told me casually that he had understood my essay just fine and all of its main points. In other words, he got it. “But if you and I agreed, there’d be no show,” I recall him saying. “We wouldn’t have this!” He gestured to the lit-up phone lines with a kind of glee.
  2. I was shocked. Not so much because he was admitting that his on-air personality was shtick, an act that required conflict with the left to stoke ratings. I was shocked that he was so willing to sacrifice his own philosophical alliances with Black people to do it. Elder was no closet liberal, but clearly, his conservatism was complicated, not as black and white as he represented to the public, and as he had represented to me. What’s more, he had confessed the truth like it was no big deal, as if intellectually selling out your own people when convenient was simply the price Black Americans paid for success.

Work

Women

  1. Alexandra Datig, Ex-Fiancee
    • Politico reported Thursday that Elder’s former fiancee and longtime radio producer, political activist Alexandra Datig, said he waved a gun at her during a heated argument in 2015, while he was high on marijuana.
    • My fear was great, and I understood I needed to de-escalate,” Datig told Politico, saying she locked herself in a downstairs bedroom and ended their engagement after the incident.
  2. Women And Domestic Violence
    • In the early 2000s, Elder maintained a page on his personal website on “women and domestic violence statistics,” citing three articles that alleged a narrative that violence against women was exaggerated for the political gain of feminists.
      • One of the articles cited by Elder claimed the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law in 1994, was passed with the goal of “redistributing power from the ruling class (men) to the oppressed class (women).”
      • Another asked, “Why does our culture refuse to hold women as well as men accountable for their participation in domestic violence?”
  3. Workplace Discrimination
    • “Smart women simply overlook some boorish behavior by men,” he wrote. “Off-color jokes and stupid remarks may be irritating, but a smart woman deals with this.”
    • His statements about “boorish behavior” appeared in a section under the heading “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Doesn’t Hold Women Back.”
    • Elder also wrote that while “many men are pigs,” a woman’s best defense against inappropriate behavior is to show “competence,” so that she is valuable to her employer.
  4. Pregnancy Discrimination
    • Elder’s 2002 book, “Showdown: Confronting Bias, Lies, and the Special Interests that Divide America,” in which Elder defended hiring discrimination against pregnant women.
    • Elder wasn’t present at the debate. In the book, he wrote that employers making hiring decisions should be able to ask women if they intend to have children because it could raise costs for the business.
    • Are there legitimate business reasons for a venture capitalist to ask a female entrepreneur whether and when she intends to have children? Hell, yes,” Elder wrote.
    • During an online news conference on Wednesday, Elder stood by his remarks about pregnancy and hiring decisions, though he noted that numerous federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination.
    • I believe that government should not be intruding into the relationship between an employer and an employee,” he said. “I know there are all sorts of laws and rules and regulations that prevent that. But I wonder whether or not it’s wise for the government to be interfering like this.”
  5. Women’s March
    • His disparaging comments have been as recent as January 2017, when he deleted a tweet that implied women taking part in the Women’s March were too unattractive to be sexually assaulted, according to the Los Angeles Times.
    • In another previously unreported comment from a January 2017 radio show, Elder mocked women attending the Women’s March as “obese.”
    • “When you look at all these women that have marched — something like 2 million women — Donald Trump has probably gotten more obese women off the couch and in the streets, working out, than Michelle Obama did in eight years,” he said on an episode reviewed by CNN.
  6. Premenstrual syndrome, known as PMS,
    • He has mocked premenstrual syndrome, known as PMS, calling it “Punish My Spouse (or Significant Other).”
  7. Good Wife
    • He prominently promoted on his webpage a 1950s textbook on “how to be a good wife” that said women should “have dinner ready” and told them, “Don’t complain.”
  8. Single Mothers
    • He reposted an article on his website comparing single mothers on welfare to stray cats.

Seeking Office – Platform

  1. Judicial Nominees
    • Self Described Originalist
      • Supreme Court
        • Clarence Thomas
        • Antonin Scalia
  2. Board of Education
    • And for the state Board of Education? “Somebody who has the same philosophy as the former Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos,” he said.
  3. Mentorship Program
    • Mentored Larry Elder
      • Dennis Prager ( Journalist )
    • Mentored by Larry Elder
      • Stephen Miller ( Political Advisor )
      • Candice Owens ( Political Commentator )
  4. Spiritual Confidants
    • Pastor Jack Hibbs

 

Honestly and Sincerely

It is hard to hear loud voices and harsh arguments when it needn’t be.

It reinforces stereotypes; especially when they can be so easily sourced to cultural norms.

Other than for and through you Lord, whom and what will I be?

 

Gratitude

Forever in gratitude to parents, uncles, and aunts who did and are doing a good job watching over us.

Modeling how to be civil and temperament.

Instilling the end does not justify the means.

In reverence to the Spirit of God who covets over our soul.

 

Dedicating

Dedicating to my Dad.

You are not going home to his house having talked that way in the company of friends, nor outsiders.

Dare not speak with such harshness at home.

When one easily points out the discomfort of people from single parents, you will think that one will be able to counteract that with the balance, countenance, and grace that dual-parenting offers.

Often a strength, but here again, so easily ceded and discarded.

In Tennis, an-unforced error.

But, in lives such as the ones, we are examining these are other people’s sacrifices to be traded on.

 

Scripture

Elders

  1. Titus
    • Titus 1:6 – Appointing Elders on Crete ( Link )
      • The reason I left you in Crete was that you would set in order what was unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.
      • An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, having children who are believers and who are not open to accusation of indiscretion or insubordination.
      • As God’s steward, an overseer must be above reproachnot self-absorbed, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not greedy for money.…
  2. 1st Timothy
    • 1 Timothy 3:2 – Qualifications for Overseers
      • This is a trustworthy saying: If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble task.
      • An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not dependent on wine, not violent but gentle, peaceable, and free of the love of money.…

 

Soul

  1. Matthew
    • Matthew 24:12 – Witnessing to all Nations ( Link )
      • …and many false prophets will arise and mislead many.
      • Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.
      • But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.…
  2. James
    • James 1:21 – Hearing and Doing ( Link )
      • for man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires.
      • Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save your souls.
      • Be doers of the word, and not hearers only.
      • Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves.…

First Love

  1. Revelation
    • Revelation 2:4 – To the Church in Ephesus ( Link )
      • …Without growing weary, you have persevered and endured many things for the sake of My name.
      • But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.
      • Therefore, keep in mind how far you have fallen.
      • Repent and perform the deeds you did at first.
      • But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.…
  2. Jeremiah
    • Jeremiah 2:2 – Israel has Forsaken God ( Link )
      • “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem that this is what the LORD says: ‘I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.

Good and Bad Fruits

  1. Matthew
    • Matthew 12:36 – Good and Bad Fruit ( Link )
      • But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
      • For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words, you will be condemned.”…

 

Disclaimer

This particular video did no favors; other than to those who like loudmouths.

Praying and Hoping that all the energy in the room, the good, the bad, the totality of it all, is used up on oral arguments.

If you like this particular video:-

You are telling on yourself

God bless the home you come out of.

 

Chicago

In Florida, yes it is 3000 miles away, but not quite a faraway disjointed country, a teenager lays down and we smugly bring up Chicago.

The callousness.

The coldness.

The calculativeness ( knowing it yields a zero-sum game ).

The strangeness.

The detachment.

The resolved absorption, absolution, and abdication of care.

The jubilation and fullness of joy that only intended consequences can carry to full term.

 

 

This is Us

Laid bare the convenient argument that it is outsiders interfering in our elections.

This is not the Russians.

This is not the Chinese.

This is who we are.

This is who we are becoming.

 

Prayer

My prayer is that in this life, the holiness of Parent will offer you protective glasses and glances as to those who do not care about you.

It is sometimes wrapped in a gift called discernment.

That inner feeling and intuition that something is not quite right.

When it is from God, he will offer it preemptively and protectively.

But, at times, it is laid bare.

And, at those times, I hope he has forewarned you.

Prepared you somewhat.

 

Send Lazarus

  1. Luke
    • Luke 16:28 – The Rich Man and Lazarus ( Link )
      • ‘Then I beg you, father,’ he said, ‘send Lazarus to my father’s house, for I have five brothers.
      • Let him warn them so that they will not also end up in this place of torment.’
      • But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let your brothers listen to them.’…

 

Referenced Material

  1. Los Angeles Times
    • Larry Elder’s views cost him listeners and even his best friend. But he won’t waver
      Link
    • Before the California recall, Larry Elder’s charity failed
      Link
  2. CalMatters
    • CalMatters.Org
      • Who is Larry Elder and what would he do as governor?
        BY BEN CHRISTOPHER
        AUGUST 20, 2021
        Link
  3. Politico
    • Carla Marinucci
      • GOP frontrunner’s recall campaign strategy rankles some Republican activists
        Published:- 2021-August-18th
        Link
      • Newsom has strong support in the latest California recall survey
        Published:- 2021-September-2nd
        Link
    • Erin Aubry Kaplan
      • Opinion | The Off-Mic Moment That Changed My View of Larry Elder
        Link
  4. San Francisco Chronicle
    • Exclusive: Recall candidate Larry Elder once said it’s ‘smart’ for women to tolerate crude workplace behavior by men
      Link
  5. CNN
    • KFILE
      • ‘Women exaggerate the problem of sexism’: Top California recall candidate Larry Elder has a long history of making disparaging remarks about women
        Link
  6. ABC
    • KXTV, ABC 10, Sacramento, CA
      • Larry Elder talks $0.00 minimum wage, ex-wife accusation, issues with Newsom, and more
        • Profile
          • In a lengthy conversation, conservative talk show host Larry Elder said he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
          • When asked if he will run again for governor in 2022, Elder said “I am very likely to do that.”
          • “A lot of my contributors have asked me to stay in the game in the unlikely event that I don’t become governor after September the 14th,” he added. “So in all probability, I will do just that.
          • Just like Governor Gavin Newsom, Elder has not participated in any of the debates so far.
          • In an interview, he addressed some of the questions that were asked of the other recall contenders.
        • Videos
          Link

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