Following a spectacular Governors debate, Libertarian candidate Donald Rainwater returns to the WIBC studios to expound on his policy proposals and outline a vision for what a Rainwater Administration would accomplish in its first year. The Governor's debate set the example for how debates should function. The final Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden functioned much better than their previous meetup, much to the detriment of Biden who potentially damaged his lead in key swing states by outlining his intention to 'transition' away from fossil fuels. New court documents shed light on a foiled plot to assassinate the former Vice President from a 19-year old also allegedly found in possession of child pornography. Dr. Kristina Box has released some guidance for Hoosiers on alternative ways to celebrate Halloween during the Coronavirus pandemic, and for the first time since the 1960's the Peanuts holiday specials won't be airing on traditional broadcast television. Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David root give you their thoughts on this week in news!
It’s been more than seven months *after* widespread economic lockdowns were implemented across the United States and sent the economy into a freefalling plummet as thousands of people were forced onto unemployment rolls and small business owners were forced to shutter their doors. Those who protested were shamed as 'grandma killers' and 'sociopaths' being chided to 'just follow the science.' Now officials for the World Health Organization are back-peddling from their earlier positions, emphatically stating that economic lockdowns should *NOT* be the primary means of combatting the spread of Covid-19...... Oops. Also this week Indiana's foremost authority on Coronavirus, Dr. Kristina Box, architect of many devastating policies implemented by Eric Holcomb has now herself contracted Covid-19, blaming her infection on her 23-mnth old grandson. This comes as a smack in the face to many Hoosiers who had to forego spending time with their families because of Coronavirus restrictions, sometimes being prevented from seeing family in their finals days on Earth. Also this week President Donald Trump and his opponent Joe Biden held dueling town halls on Thursday in place of the scheduled debate, the contrast between how the events were moderated was quite stark. Ethan Hatcher flies solo this week discussing these important items in news, listen to the full show for more!
On the whole, the Vice Presidential debate moderated by Susan Page was a much more ordered affair than the debate between Trump and Biden. Senator Harris and Vice President Pence chose to address each other and ignore many of the questions posed from the moderator-- though the moderator’s bias against Pence became clear from the formatting of questions early on, but Pence held his ground. A plot to kidnap and kill Michigan Governor Whitmer was foiled by federal authorities, and now 13 individuals are charged in the scheme. Governor Whitmer quickly blamed the Trump Administration for inciting hate groups but videos from the suspects reveal they were anti-Trump and anti-law enforcement, seemingly having more in common with ANTIFA than Trump's politics. Trump says he won't attend the 2nd debate after the Debate Commission changed the format to virtual without consulting with medical experts or the campaigns themselves. Attorney General Bill Barr is telling sources close to him it is unlikely John Durham will release the results of his investigation into the Russian Collusion sage before the election, potentially robbing Republicans of an October rallying cry. There was a lot covered on this week's episode of Saturday Night on the Circle with Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root, tune in and subscribe for more!
The first Presidential debate was a shock to many when quickly it devolved into a three-way shouting match. The President made a point of fighting back against his opponent and the moderator, Chris Wallace, who quickly lost control of the affair. After the debate Trump's advisor Hope Hicks tested positive for COVID-19, and then on Friday morning news broke that both the President and the First Lady also tested positive. President Trump was transferred to Walter Reed Military Hospital as a precautionary measure, said to be in good spirits despite the illness. The Presidents debate performance, and his COVID-19 diagnosis both potentially have big impacts on the final stretch to Election Day. Trump's Press Secretary sparred with reporters over the President's debate performance, Melania trump's former friend released a surreptitiously recorded phone call between herself and the first lady recorded in 2018, and Democrat Governor Tom Wolf caught on a hot mic chuckling about the political theater of wearing masks. There was a lot to wade through in the news this week, listen to Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root share their thoughts and opinions on these topics and more on this week's episode of Saturday Night on the Circle.
The race for Indiana Governor is heatnig up and the dirsuption of 2020 have presented the Indiana voter with a unique opportunity to shift the paradigm of local politics by electing a 3rd party candidate to Governor. As Hoosier sour on the lackluster leadership of Eric Holcomb, polling indicates that the race is between Republican Governor Holcomb and Libertarian challenger Donald Rainwater. Rainwater is a common-sense Constitutionalist and a pro-life Libertarian who is also fighting to legalize and decriminalise all frms of cannabis in the state of Indiana. This week Donald Rainwater came into the Saturday Night on the Circle studios at WIBC to explain his qualifications and provide his views on Indiana state Government, it was a very compelling interview. Also on the show this week we discuss the dreaded ruling from the Grand Jury on the Breonna Taylor case, and the pandemonium which quickly ensued after the verdict was delivered. Just a week following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump has made his announcement who is a veteranof Notre Dame as both a graduate and a professor, also a mother of seven, Justice Amy Coney Barett. Now the race for confirmation in the Senate begins as Democrats desperately scrable to disrupt the nomination in an effort to shield the court from a Conservative majority on the bench. An exciting episode of saturday Night on the Circle with Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root, listen to the full show and subscribe for the future!
Friday was a potential game-changing event in the 2020 election cycle, it was announced that Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away due to complications from her long battle with cancer. The nation will not long reflect on the legal career and accomplishments of Ginsburg's position in the Judiciary as both parties become embroiled in the ugly political struggle over the Supreme Court vacancy her death has created. Ironically this puts both Republicans and Democrats in the position to hypocritically battle against the positions they had taken only 4 years ago in 2016 following the death of Antonin Scalia. Mitch McConnell announced within hours of RBG's death that the Senate would hold hearings on a Trump nominee 'without delay' and President Donald trump has announced he will make a selection shortly and the nominee with be a woman. (We discussed potential nominees on last week's edition of Saturday Night on the circle.) Meanwhile Joe Biden attempts to pander to Latino voters by playing "Despacito" at an event in Florida, and Sean Hannity of FOX News struggles to pronouncing and attributing the song correctly in a hilarious blunder. In my hometown of New Palestine the local government has collapsed after a long battle between the Town council and the Clerk-Treasurer came to a long and bitter end-- listen to Ethan Hatcher of Saturday Night on the Circle discuss these items in the news! Subscribe for future episodes!
As the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks comes, America seems to be the more divided now than in the last two decades. Has America forgotten the unity experienced on 9/12? Last weekend in Rochester several businesses were targeted by rioters, smashing windows, throwing chairs, and chasing away paying customers-- the restaurants released a statement in support of the protesters chasing away their patrons in a truly baffling display of 'woke' virtue signaling. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler bans the use of tear gas by city police weeks after he was chased away from his own residence as rioters attempted to burn down the occupied multi-story condominium building. Elsewhere a 12 year old in Colorado was suspended for 5 days from school after a teacher reported seeing a toy gun during his virtual class to the principal, which resulted in a call to the police. Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this week after securing peace deals between Israel and the UAE along with Bahrain, as well as normalizing trade between the Balkan states of Kosovo and Serbia. Dr. David Root is out visiting family for the week, Ethan Hatcher flies solo and discusses the weekly news in this weeks episode! Listen and subscribe!
Republicans presented their case for re-electing Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention this year, bringing in a very diverse crowd including immigrants, laborers and lifelong Democrats. The contrast between Republican and Democratic leadership was highlighted by citing the examples of riots and unrest which have overwhelmed primarily Democrat-run cities in recent years. Some of the most effective speakers included Maximo Alvarez, Vernon Jones, Jack Brewer, Nicholas Sandman, Rudy Giuliani, and Ann Dorn the widow of slain police officer David Dorn. Over four nights they made the argument for a law and order campaign, a strategy which may sway key swing states in the election. Also being discussed this week was the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin, where protests over the shooting escalated into the shooting deaths of two protesters and the maiming of a third. The person responsible, Kyle Rittenhouse, is just 17 years old from Antioch Illinois. Attorneys representing the shooter claim self-defense, but regardless of the circumstances he finds himself facing serious charges, more importantly highlighting the necessity for the police to maintain order rather than leaving society to mob, vigilante, or Wild West justice. Only 66 days until the election and it only promises to grow more intense from here on. Listen to Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root discuss the distressing events in national news.
The staggering increase of Indianapolis gun crime has attracted the attention of Federal authorities who are sending more than 40 agents to aid local officers investigating unsolved gun crimes, gang activity, and narcotics trafficking. This is part of a multi-city initiative dubbed "Operation Legend" named after a 4-year-old who was shot and killed in Kansas City, Missouri in June of this year. Meanwhile Indianapolis authorities levy a $1,000 fine on the Indianapolis Speedrome for exceeding their capacity limits while hosting a race over the weekend-- while the individual who held up a motorist at gun point during a Black Lives Matter protest last week still roams free, though IMPD claims an investigation is "ongoing." Tucker Carlson was criticized after mispronouncing the name of Senator Kamala Harris, media outlets quickly denounced it as "racist," "intentional" and "disrespectful." What happened next is a hilarious illustration of hypocrisy. In Chicago, Black Lives Matter gathered to support the more than 100 individuals arrested during the widespread looting and property destruction on the Magnificent Mile. The actions were defended as "reparations" by the demonstrators. In Seattle after the City Council voted to defund their local police department and reallocate the money to community services, the city's first Black police Chief Carmen Best resigned for her position citing the lack of appreciation to her department. This comes as Black Lives Matter protesters in that city of Seattle too their protests to neighborhoods demanding the owners surrender their property and leave. Suffice to say it was an extraordinary week in news, and this week Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root were on top of their game! Listen to the full show and subscribe for future episodes.
This week Ethan Hatcher and Dr. David Root discuss the possible choices for Biden’s running mate as we enter the 90 day stretch until election day in November. Sources close to the campaign believe Senator Kamala Harris, or former National Security Advisor Susan Rice of the Obama Administration. Either choice would present their own unique problems. In Illinois community leaders and a state rep are clamoring for the state to cease its current history curriculum until a suitable alternative replacement is determined, citing a lack of content from women, Black, Latino, Jewish, or LGBTQIA+ groups. In the city of Beirut protesters took to the street following a massive explosion of ammonium nitrate carelessly stored in a warehouse, demanding Government representatives be held accountable for the devastation. Biden finds himself in hot water again for a series of gaffes made in the Biden Bunker during interviews in which his remarks have been categorized as racist, he also continues to show signs of mental decline often stuttering through incoherent answers. In Indianapolis on Thursday Black Lives Matter protesters made their way from Indiana Ave. to Meridian St. where they blocked traffic and pointed a firearm at a motorist, twice giving him chase and blocking his path. No word or response from the Mayor, the police, or the Governor leaving the citizens to fend for themselves against lawless anarchists. Dark times are here, listen to Saturday Night on the Circle for the full rundown!