Crom Carmichael Weighs in on Arkansas Transgender Age of Consent Legislation and Offers Corporations a Solution for True Woke Equity

Crom Carmichael Weighs in on Arkansas Transgender Age of Consent Legislation and Offers Corporations a Solution for True Woke Equity


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 who weighed in on recent Arkansas legislation establishing the age requirement for sex changes and later had an equity solution for all those corporations that won’t speak up against woke culture.

(Governor Asa Hutchinson clip plays)

Leahy: So that is Arkansas Governor ASA Hutchinson trying to explain why he vetoed a bill that would prohibit unauthorized transgender surgery and treatment for youngsters under the age of 18. The Arkansas state legislature has overidden that. Now, what’s interesting is if you saw him on Tucker Carlson, did you see that?

Carmichael: I did see him on Tucker Carlson.

Leahy: And Tucker asked him a very important question. Did you talk to the guys at Walmart about this?

Carmichael: Right. Or Tysons and the big companies in Arkansas.

Leahy: His answer was sort of like humana, human, humana.

Carmichael: Well, and then he said no, and then Tucker pressed him on it. And then he said, I answered the question. The answer is no, I did not. That’s what I answered. No. That’s what he said. What’s more interesting is what he just said now trying to explain it away. And the question is, is the procedure going to be legal on minors or not? It would be akin to someone saying that anyone who wants to get drunk, regardless of age should be able to because it’s a cultural issue and our churches can deal with it.

We don’t need to have laws on those types of things. And by the way, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I know all the science on it. I’m just observing that I know we have laws that people under a certain age can’t do things without parental permission, and in other cases, they can’t do it even if they have parental permission. It’s an age thing.

So in the state of Arkansas, the legislature has decided that people should reach the age of 18 before they’re allowed to have an unalterable, life-changing sex change that you have to be 18. And science is very clear on one thing, and that is the female mind develops and reaches total maturity about five years earlier than the male mind. The female mind is in the early 20s fully mature, and the male mind is in the later 20s.

So the question is, do you want somebody to be able at the age of under 18 to be able to have life-changing surgery, or do you want their mind to mature at least to the age of 18 before they do it? And the legislature in Arkansas said 18 is the minimum age. And Asa Hutchinson disagrees because there’s a lot of woke executives who don’t want that law. For me, this is much bigger than just this law. This gets to what we were talking about before.

Leahy: The CEO and the leaders at Walmart are all in favor of having kids being able to be transgender. That’s one example. In our discussion off-air during the break, you said, well, look, there were 100 CEOs, Fortune 500 companies that had this call and that wanted to go woke and wanted to attack the very legitimate common sense laws in Georgia.

Carmichael: And I gave the reason why they’re doing it.

Leahy: Yeah, for fear.

Carmichael: For fear of the left. They want to be on the good side of the left. Just like Warren Buffett years ago figured out that if he just merely said he should pay more taxes, then Obama would call him his good friend Warren Buffett and the left would not attack Warren Buffett, as at that time, the wealthiest man in America and maybe the world.

But he was the wealthiest man in America, and he wanted to be loved and he didn’t want to be attacked. So the way to do it is to say I should pay more taxes. Now, he didn’t mean it. We know that for a fact, unless he was paying more taxes voluntarily and didn’t tell anybody. But unless he paid more taxes then he didn’t mean what he said, because all he had to do is write a check to follow through on what he said.

Leahy: By the way, apropos of nothing. I just discovered because, you know, I do a little genealogy for relaxation. I just discovered that Warren Buffett is my eighth cousin.

Carmichael: Oh, good.

Leahy: We both descend from John Dickinson, born 1623, died 1676.

Carmichael: Okay, well, there you go. You need to put in for part of the inheritance when he passes.

Leahy: Now I want to go back to what you said, which was interesting. You said there are an awful lot of CEOs that don’t agree with this woke culture.

Carmichael: But they won’t say anything.

Leahy: I was going to say now, I said to you, to which you had a strong reaction. We’re about to hear that again. I said, well, Crom, we need to help those CEOs who are opposed to woke culture and give them help, give them a voice. And you said…

Carmichael: I said, no, you got that exactly backward. And by the way, I’m not in favor of this. I just understand tactics. And I understand that we’re in a competition. And what I’m about to say is not something that I enjoy saying, but it’s something that needs to be done. The NFL, for example, needs to be needs to be told, required as executive order because of whatever emergency you want to claim the NFL needs to have 50 percent female players on the field at all times, and then the appropriate rules to protect their safety.

All players safety, not just the females, but all players. And the result is not that you have rules that are intended to have safety. The result is that there are no injuries. And all of a sudden, now the NFL owners and you say the players, you all were kneeling because you wanted equity. Well, now you’re going to have it. (Leahy chuckles)

Half of you all won’t have a job. By the way, also, everybody will have equal pay. This is equity. And then what you do for the larger corporations that are regulated by the SEC is you highly regulate the pay of executives and then you blame it on these woke companies. Well, then there is gonna be a lot of CEOs who didn’t agree with them but we’re silent, and they’re going to be calling those woke ones up and saying, what the heck are you’re doing? You’re destroying my life too you jerk!

Leahy: Tell us what you’re really feeling.

Carmichael: The jerk was a pullback. (Laughs)

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Crom Carmichael Talks Deplorable Neanderthals and Going All in with Equity

Crom Carmichael Talks Deplorable Neanderthals and Going All in with Equity


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 weighs in on mask mandates, deplorable neanderthals, and going to the extreme of equity in all industries.

Leahy: Crom Carmichael, I’m trying to figure out if I am a neanderthal as Joe Biden describes me. Or if I’m a deplorable as Hillary Clinton described me. which is it? which am I?

Carmichael: While you actually one is an adjective. you can be deplorable and you can be a neanderthal.

Leahy: So you could be a deplorable and I guess a deplorable neanderthal. That is very clever.

Carmichael: If you are proud of either one you can say I’m going to double down.

Leahy: I think we’re going to go with that. The Deplorable Neanderthals.

Carmichael: That’s right. Here’s what is interesting about this and it really gets into the government overreach. Now, I’m going to ask you a question that I believe I know the answer to but I’m not 100 percent certain and if you don’t think we need one of those do for sure. In Tennessee isn’t the mask mandate determined by our governor? Has he said it’s county level?

Leahy: I think that is correct.

Carmichael: I believe that’s true. So that’s true. So according to our president, our governor is a neanderthal because he is allowing others to make the decision within the state. now Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida for months, Florida has not had a mask mandate. Now Texas and Mississippi are doing the same thing and that is what has provoked the neanderthal comment.

And his is very very important because it’s kind of humorous on one hand, but on the other hand, what you have is the present United States who apparently does not think he has the authority to demand a nationwide mandate to wear a mask. Apparently, he does not think he has that authority or he would. Or otherwise, he’s a neanderthal. He’d be a self-described neanderthal for not exercising his authority.

But he is calling those governors who aren’t exercising that authority a neanderthal. Now, this is important because the question is it appropriate for the government to make such demands? And I think it’s inappropriate for the government to make such demands especially under the conditions that we have now. But Florida has proven without having the demand.

It’s not saying we’re demanding that you don’t wear a mask. It’s a choice. And in Florida. They’ve not had the statistics in Florida or the science doesn’t show that Florida has had any worse outcomes than other states. In fact, some of the most masked states have had the worst outcomes. So the science on the masks is out. But it’s a nice gesture.

Leahy: It’s a theatrical gesture.

Carmichael: I look at it as a gesture.

Leahy: And by the way, if you out there of your individual choice if you want to wear a mask all day every day anywhere go ahead and do it.

Carmichael: I’ve had the first dose of the vaccine and I still wear a mask because I don’t want other people to feel uncomfortable. That’s just a nice thing that I do.

Leahy: Well, you’re not a deplorable neanderthal then?

Carmichael: Apparently.

Leahy: You are a polite deplorable.

Carmichael: Thank you. I appreciate that. I need to be called a Deplorable Neanderthal. But here’s what’s more interesting. At the federal level what you see are these appointments that Biden is making to the head of the SEC and all of these different committees and these different agencies of government. This gets back to what Neil Gorsuch wrote in his book A Republic if You Can Keep It.

Now you have these people who in testimony are saying that they believe that the SEC which regulates all publicly traded companies has the authority to mandate certain requirements that are not in the law in terms of global warming and climate change and demands for ESG which is environmental social and government points. And all these different things.

This is a very interesting phenomenon. And let me ask you this Michael. There will be a lawsuit over this. And then the Supreme Court is going to have rule over whether or not a federal agency has that kind of authority. In the name of equity, FCC overseas TV, and all that kind of stuff, could they reach all the way down into the production?

Could they reach all the way down into the production of TV shows and say that in the name of equity you no longer can cast and you can no longer have tryouts for acting jobs? You have to take anyone who applies and draw them by a lot. And then train them. And then the argument would be everybody knows that anybody can act. (Leahy laughs)

Everybody knows that because Harvey Weinstein proved it. Harvey Weinstein made any woman who would do his bidding a star? So it has nothing to do with their acting capabilities. And so in the name of equity we no longer can select our actors and actresses for shows. And in fact, you could extend that as far as you wanted to within the entertainment industry including singers and all kinds of things.

And then you could say that all professional sports teams in the name of equity must choose their players by a lot. And then just simply coach them. What I’m saying is this sounds a little preposterous, but nobody would have thought ten years ago that biological men could simply identify as female and participate against women. Nobody would have thought that but yet that’s what we now have. In fact, in Tennessee, we just passed a law saying that you participate in the sport that where you were biologically born.

Leahy: The House passed it, the Senate will pass it, and the governor says he’ll sign it.

Carmichael: Now that shows me that this is protecting women. But you have advocates of the LGBT community and some women’s organizations that are saying that Tennessee will be denied certain conferences and what not and they will not come here because of that law. And so I’m saying okay if we’re going to do this and we’re going to have this kind of equity let’s just go ahead and really extend it. And let’s even say to CNN. Well no, you can’t do it to CNN because they are cable. But you can do it to ABC, NBC, and CBS because they are regulated.

Leahy: Should we have an equity lottery for all-star panelists on the Tennessee Star Report?

Carmichael: No. Are you regulated?

Leahy: We are broadcasted. FCC regulates.

Carmichael: Well I suppose they could. (Leahy chuckles) For those three major networks, you have to pick your broadcasters by lot. In otherwords, you can take it to its logical conclusion and you do it quickly and it will get people’s attention.

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