Live from Music Row Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to discuss Mo Brooks’s wife being served by a trespassing investigator, the severability of the Affordable Care Act, Hunter Biden’s straw art scheme, and the instability of Texas’s grid.

Leahy: Crom, what’s going on today? What’s on your agenda to cover?

Carmichael: Michael, there are three little stories here, because hopefully, we have Jim Roberts coming up at 7:15 to talk about where that referendum stands. But some people in the audience may already be aware that Eric Swalwell hired an investigator to try to serve some kind of a lawsuit on a fellow congressman named Mo Brooks. And this investigator finally ran down Mo Brooks’s wife in her home. And that’s all on videotape.

Leahy: I saw the video.

Carmichael: He chased her into the garage because she pulled into the garage in her car. And he pulls into the driveway, jumps out of his car, and runs into the garage to serve her.

Now there’s a warrant out for that investigator’s arrest for trespassing. Here’s what’s going to be very interesting about all this. And that is Nancy Pelosi says no one is above the law.

Well, let’s find out whether or not you can rush into somebody’s home and a garage is part of somebody’s house, and find out whether or not this investigator who breached the privacy of somebody’s home to serve a warrant without even knocking by the way.

There was no knock on the door. There was nothing and he just raced in. He broke into the house and served the warrant. There’s an arrest warrant out. The second story that I want to cover is the Supreme Court has left the Affordable Care Act intact.

If you recall, when Amy Coney-Barrett was up for her nomination in front of the Judiciary Committee, it was all the Democrats could do to claim that Amy Coney-Barrett was Trump’s attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act.

Amy Coney-Barrett voted with the majority to make this particular part of the Act severable, meaning that Congress has said that the penalty for not carrying insurance shall be zero.

And then Texas sued and some other states sued to say now that that part of the Act, now that that’s been removed, the whole Act is unconstitutional. And the Supreme Court ruled that you can sever that part of the Act.

Maybe you can sever another part of the act. I don’t know, but at least that part you can. Here’s what’s interesting about that. I’m reading a book and I will bring the title, and I forgot the title of the book.

It’s some convoluted book, but it’s written by a doctor and his brother who’s a philosophy professor. And I’m guessing that the doctor is the one who gathered together most of the information and his brother is the one who actually wrote it because that’s pretty much what you get from the beginning.

But he gives examples. There was a guy on a bicycle who got knocked off his bicycle and got a gash on his head. He was taken by ambulance to the emergency room. He waited two hours, and they put in five stitches, and he went home. How much do you think the bill was?

Leahy: $20,000.

Carmichael: $31,000.

Leahy: (Laughs) What would be the most outlandish possible bill? It’s more than that.

Carmichael: $31,000. It turns out he was not insured. He was able to negotiate it down to $18,000 which is still ridiculous. Okay, five stitches. Now, think about that per stitch. That’s a little over $3,000 a stitch.

Leahy: Pretty crazy.

Carmichael: That’s the only one who gets more money for moving something around is one Hunter Biden on his artwork who paints with a straw. Now, that’s kind of interesting. He blows paint through a straw, and then he sucks something else through a straw.

Leahy: I don’t even want to go there.

Carmichael: Well we know that. That’s not an allegation. There are pictures of it. So he loves straws. Guess how much they’re selling his artwork for?

Leahy: $50,000.

Carmichael: $500,000.

Leahy: That’s basically a bribe.

Carmichael: Of course it is. And the day, Michael, the day that he announced he was going to do art, I said this is just the Biden family way of letting people who want to get something from Joe Biden pay money. So that’s what it is.

Leahy: The very best thing you could say about it is that it has the appearance of impropriety. That’s the best thing you could say about it. It’s more than the appearance.

Carmichael: It’s more than the appearance Michael, I’m sorry. I don’t buy the appearance. It takes maybe a couple of days to blow paint through a straw. Then there is an art director in New York who probably has Washington connections and puts it on sale for $500,000.

So that’s kind of interesting. The last little thing I want to talk about is that Texas and California have really gone green. In Texas right now the weather is hot. It gets that way in the summertime.

So this is not unusual. But Texas is now telling everybody to set their thermostat at 78 degrees during the summertime because their grid is so unstable.

Now, I’m not saying that all green energy is bad but if you’re going to rely mostly on it, your grid is going to be unstable inherently.

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