Max hits the start of the week with just Michael Devine, the clinical physiologist in the studio, as Ginger is still out chasing Rock and Roll glory.
We’re this close to fixing it. We promise
Max and Michael discuss the 737 Max, strange job titles for Texas lobbyists, and the priorities of the Texas Governor, Greg Abbott. Finally, after venting for a few minutes, they actually find time to talk to an expert who council’s small companies on how to grow, and what he hears them telling him about the current economy.
The Voice Of The Radical Center moves back to the live radio show, as Max, Ginger and Mike welcome guest Kevin Koym, founder of Austin based tech incubator Techridge to talk about what it means to start a company in today’s environment, how government policy can have negative or positive effects on starting a business, and anything else the team can dig into.
Smile, we’re in love remember
Naturally politics becomes part of the conversation as the gang also finds time to talk about inane questions from both the left and right towards Michael Cohen, and Max even quotes a nineteenth century French philosopher.
Max is joined by the rest of the Radical Center gang, Ginger and Mike, as they do their weekly roundup live to see if anyone in DC, Republican or Democrat has done anything remotely useful for the Average Working American.
I’m right! No I’M RIGHT!
Unfortunately, the answer appears to be no, yet again. They team looks over how the wages for everyday Americans are below what they were in 1970, how the Democrats do not seem to be talking about issues that are important, and how yet again, Amazon’s Alexa cannot recognize Max’s voice.
Just like Nancy Pelosi, Max Miller is back to take on 2019! Max starts by explaining yet again how the stock market does not help average Americans as 52% of Americans do not own anything at all in the stock market, which leads Max to finally get to Apple, which he views as something of a cult, which has led to some hateful emails indeed.
Holy shit! She’s baaack!
Next Max goes after Mitt Romney who Max believes is not as brave as many seem to to think he is in going after Trumps character. Max gets back on track by talking about how tariffs are not only a tax on the American middle class, but also a tax on small businesses who are struggling to survive. All this allows Max to talk about something close to his heart, whisky.
Max decides to do a part 2 of his “I’m back for 2019” show which had not even been scheduled as it takes Max away from his heavy drinking schedule, but Max felt he had no choice due to the fact that Trump said the US government shutdown may last for “months or even years.”
Look, I understand getting a pay increase looks bad right now, but it is God’s will
Meanwhile 800,000 fellow Americans are without pay, and many of these people are required to work without pay. Let that sink in, 800,000 Americans. And in an amazing irony, due to the fact that the government is shut down, government cabinet members including Mike Pence will receive a pay increase. You cannot make this stuff up.
Max goes into the government shutdown for a wall that no one wants, where he reminds us that not only are TSA employees not getting paid, the list includes Secret Service, the Coast Guard, and even people who maintain the air traffic control systems.
I wonder if my paycheck is in here?
Max finds the whole thing a travesty and as Americans we should all be ashamed of ourselves, and lets not forget how dangerous all this could be, Next Max gets into the growth of the independent movement, as there are now more people who identify as independent verses Democrat or Republican which makes Max feel really good, being the independent he is.
Max gets towards the end of the week by explaining how it is that all right wing talk show hosts sound the same, and that more and more people are independent. Much more than identify as Democrat or Republican in fact. Max then gets into the Wall, not the Pink Floyd one, the other one, and how it is people on the border do not actually want the wall to be built in the first place or to take their land……ummm nope.
Of course Max has to get to the shutdown, which of course is supposed to put pressure on Democrats to cave and give the Donald his money for the wall. Meanwhile over 800,000 fellow Americans are not being paid, which Max is amazed to find out includes NTSB employees, air traffic controllers and FDA employees.