Friday, November 29, 2019
Hosts: Mary Walter and guest co-host LT. COL. TONY SHAFFER – A CIA trained former senior intelligence officer and President of the London Center for Policy Research
Fill-in Producer: Taisje Claiborne
Kevin Michael, Larry Michael, Mark Hyman and guest co-host Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer joined WMAL on Wednesday!
5am – A/B/C – TRUMP SURPRISES TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN (The Daily Mail)
President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving to greet U..S troops and meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to discuss reopening talks with the Taliban.
It is his first visit to that country.
‘There is nowhere that I’d rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest best and bravest warriors on the face of the Earth,’ Trump told the soldiers at Bagram Air Field.
5am – D – Kevin Miller – HOW TO AVOID THANKSGIVING CHAOS! Kevin D. Miller author of Heart Of Steel.
Thanksgiving get togethers can be awkward at best; drunk uncles, political arguments, family gossip and more can turn turkey day into turmoil. But…it could be worse. Way worse.
Kevin Miller woke up one morning to learn the Miller family name he’d used all his life was not even his real name! And, in his search for why his whole family had changed their name, he uncovered multiple family secrets including brutal abuse, raging alcoholism, multiple miscarriages, incredible struggles and even a secret family murder! How about trying to explain that around the Thanksgiving feast?
5E – Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer’s Jim Acosta Story
6AM – A/B – Black Friday Shopping
Black Friday Is Coming, And 48 Million Americans Still Have Holiday Debt From Last Year (The Economic Collapse Blog)
The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here, and marketers are working hard trying to extract as much money from U.S. consumers as possible. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get consumers to open up their wallets, because many of them are already drowning in debt. As a society, we have been trained to think of this as “the happiest time of the year”, and for many Americans the most important part of the holiday season is opening presents on Christmas morning. So there is a tremendous amount of pressure to spend a lot of money on presents, but this often leads to high levels of credit card debt. In fact, a survey that was just released discovered that 48 million Americans “are still paying off credit card debt from last holiday season”
6AM – C – Maryland Bank – 3,500 Maryland Employees Not Paid Because of Bank Error (NBC Washington)
A routing number error has caused 3,500 state employees in Maryland to not get their paychecks directly deposited into their Capital One accounts.
The Baltimore Sun reports only 1,000 of 4,500 employees with Capital One accounts were paid Wednesday after the bank told the state comptroller’s office two weeks ago that it was changing routing numbers.
Comptroller’s office spokesman Alan Brody says the bank did not make it clear to the state that the new routing numbers would not work for all customers. He says the state was “under the assumption everything was hunky-dory.”
6AM – D – Hong Kong protesters praise Trump, Congress for law; Beijing calls move sinister (FOX News)
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong cheered President Trump and members of Congress for passing two laws that support the months-long uprising that has crippled the city while Beijing’s anger over the legislation was on full display, calling the move a “nakedly hegemonic act” before summoning the top American diplomat in the country in protest.
The protests in Hong Kong started in June in response to, in part, an extradition bill that would have sent alleged criminals to China to stand trial. The bill never went forward, but the protests remained and only grew in size and violence since June.
6am – E – Chick-fil-A: SPLC Donation Made ‘to Change Lives’ in the Spirit of ‘Thinking About Others’ (Breitbart)
Chick-fil-A attempted to quell blowback from conservatives over a previous donation to an anti-Christian organization Wednesday, seemingly blaming an anonymous staffer for the decision while maintaining that the check was cut to “change lives” in the spirit of “thinking about others.”
The fast food chain, known for its chicken sandwiches and upholding of Christian values, has come under fire in recent days for halting donations to faith-based organizations — such as the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes — while previously donating to far-left groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The restaurant giant’s 2017 990 IRS filing states that it not only gave a $2,500 donation to the SPLC, but also to various pro-abortion and pro-LGBT rights groups, Townhall.com pointed out.
6am – F – Hiker Katalin Metro sues Phoenix after rescue helicopter sends her stretcher spinning (NY Post)
A 74-year-old hiker who was caught on crazy video spinning out of control while being airlifted by a helicopter in Arizona on a stretcher has filed a notice of claim against the city of Phoenix — for a dizzying $2 million, according to a report.
Katalin Metro was hiking off Piestewa Peak near Phoenix on June 4 when she apparently tripped along the trail, became disoriented and needed help getting back down, according to Fox 10.
7am – A – Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins Previewed Washington Redskins at the Carolina Panthers – Sun 11/24 at 1 pm
7am – B – Black Friday smart TV buyers should take this FBI cybersecurity advice (FOX Business)
Savvy shoppers know that Black Friday presents some of the best deals of the year on pricy electronics like TVs. Overall, the National Retail Federation expects Americans will spend about $730 billion this holiday season.
But new owners of internet-connected smart TVs might not be as good at spotting hackers as they are at spotting deals. The FBI’s Portland, Oregon, field office shared some tips this week for anyone who needs to secure a smart TV.
7am – C – Amazon’s Alexa will soon be more emotional (FOX News)
8am – A/B/C – Mark Hyman – investigative television journalist and author of the just-released book “Washington Babylon: From George Washington to Donald Trump, Scandals that Rocked the Nation.”
8am – D – Majority of Americans think it is OK to snoop through someone’s bathroom cabinet
Half of Americans don’t think it’s a problem to sneakily steal someone else’s item from the bathroom.
A study of 2,000 Americans examined the habits and behaviors of people when it comes to their bathroom products.
It found that one in two people have lied about using another person’s toiletries in a pinch — and no product is completely off-limits.
8am – E – Andrew Yang accused of firing woman from tutoring company after she complained about pay disparity (FOX News)
A woman has accused 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang of firing her in 2011 from a tutoring company he ran after she complained about the disparity in pay between male and female employees.
The woman, who asked not to be named for fear of online retaliation, said she was given a termination settlement after she sent a letter to the human resources department of the education services company Kaplan, which had acquired Yang’s company, in which she claimed Yang had “acted in a discriminatory manner” and breached a contract by firing her.