Russia and Georgia – The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show

In this excerpt from the August 21st episode of The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show, the Mack Truck talks about the Russia-Georgia conflict. A transcript is below the video.

ANNOUNCER: Like a Mack Truck, except filled with truth, it’s The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show.

HENRY: Yes, this is The Henry “Mack Truck” Harvey Show. Welcome. I just want to get right into it today ’cause I’m pretty incensed over this Russia/Georgia situation. I’m sure all of you have heard that Russia invaded Georgia recently. I-I am just shocked and baffled at the passive response of the Bush administration. Usually they’re right on top of these kinds of things, and this time all they’re doing is talking and making speeches and saying things and doing nothing. And meanwhile, the great State of Georgia is invaded by Russia.

And I just want to say to the people of Georgia, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and I want nothing more than to come down there and help you fend off this horrible, unwarranted invasion, but I
have a very busy weekend, and there’s just no way I’m going to be able to get away.

So I want to go to the phones and take some calls and see if you guys are as angry as I am about this.

The first call is from Jim in Cleveland. Jim, go ahead.

CALLER: Yeah, you do know that it’s not the State of Georgia in this country, that it’s the Republic of Georgia that’s south of Russia, that used to be part of the Soviet Union. That’s it’s not this Georgia, you know that, right?

HENRY: Yes, Jim, I do know that. Do you know that, Jim?

CALLER: Yeah, well, I just told you that, so…

HENRY: Well, you didn’t have to tell me, because I already knew. But thank you for the information.

CALLER: Well, I mean, to be honest, I don’t know that you actually did know that.

HENRY: Oh, oh, so you’re calling me a liar, Jim. Is that what you’re doing? You’re calling me a liar?

CALLER: Well–

HENRY: Jim, I have to tell you, I find that–I find that very insulting and reprehensible. You don’t even know me, and you call me a liar. I don’t go around calling you a liar, do I?

CALLER: Well, that’s ’cause I didn’t lie.

HENRY: No, no, that’s not the point. I don’t go around calling anybody a liar. I don’t go around calling people who lie, liars, either. Not that I lied, but I’m just saying that I don’t do that, that we’re very different people.

CALLER: Well, some of the things you said about, you know, the great State of Georgia and stuff made it sound like you thought it was in this country. That’s all. I mean…

HENRY: Well, Jim, maybe that’s because the way I see the world is as one big brotherhood. I mean, if 9/11 taught us anything, it taught us that everyone who isn’t Muslim should live together as one and try to share this world, right? And I would hope you would agree with me, Jim. That’s how I see the world. That’s the world I want to live in. And, and I would hope you would feel the same. Obviously, you don’t. We’re different people. You want to keep everyone separate. You want to keep everyone in their own place, keep Russia where Russia is, keep America where America is. And that’s old thinking, my friend. That is old thinking. And I am all about new thinking and new ideas.

So we’re going to take a break. When we come back, we’re going to talk about whether we should just nuke everything east of Europe and get it over with. We’ll be right back.

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