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But a lot of people don't have that, that ability. And that's what breaks my heart. These people continue to vote for the Joe Bidens of the world with the idea that yes, it will be better and I'll be able to work my way out of where I am. And it's actually going the other way. And welcome to another TFG podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick, along with my partner, Mike Speraza. Mike, how are you doing today? I am good. No complaints here. I can't elbow you. You're not, you're not like sitting right next to me. I can pretend I am, but it's not really working for me. We can figure it out. I don't know if you can see my arms over here, but we'll figure it out. Yeah, I see them. I see them. Yeah. Hey, so it's back. Not actually COVID, Mike, but mask mandates. Major movie studio Lionsgate reinstating the mask mandate. Effective immediately, Mike. It's serious. It's dangerous. Get those masks on. They will be required on certain floors in the Santa Monica offices until further notice. And, um, this is the official, uh, note here from let's see Summer McElroy, uh, is response the manager for Lionsgate slash stars. And, uh, she says employees must wear a medical grade face covering surgical mask, K on 95 or N 95. Geez. I forgot how much I, I hated those terms, Mike, until just now when indoors, except when alone in an office with the door closed, actively eating, actively drinking at their desk or workstation, or if they are the only individual present in a large open workspace. So there are some exceptions, Mike, but can you even imagine that they're thinking COVID COVID is back when a couple people, a couple people have, have gotten COVID again and have tested for COVID -19 amazing. Well, yeah, I'll tell you what's not actually back. It's COVID. Uh, COVID is not actually back. I know they're saying there's a new variance, Mike, that's the new thing, right? Whatever GB four, five, two, one dash four, whatever they're calling this new one. LGB, Q plus AI, 14, 17, and that we know isn't coming back, obviously. Um, you know, it's, this is another fear tactic gets to get people all juiced up. It's working, by the way. Um, you know, and Mike, what's coming in 2024? Hmm. What is happening in 2020? Oh, another election cycle. So we need to scare people and we need to get people worried about not going to the voting booth again. So we can do what we did in 2024. If it's not what we did in 2020, now in 2024, what we know is Mike, there's going to be a crisis. We just don't know what it is. Is it, is it more COVID? Is it going to be a climate change issue where we're afraid you can't walk in public or you're going to die. So they can't go wait in election lines. We don't know what it is. They're going to try COVID again. I'm interested to see how it works though, because I really will tell you, I don't think it's going to work the way they think it is. You know, obviously people like us aren't going to follow it just the way we did last time, but will they get all the people they scared last time based on vaccinations, Mike and booster schedules? I don't think it's going to work, but we'll see. Well, Hey, why not try it though? That's what they say. That's what they say. That's right. Yeah. Keep going. Double down, triple down, quadruple down. So, so the, there were several employees, Mike, testing positive for COVID -19. This was from Dr. Nicole Sapphire. She said, the reason you have an uptick in cases right now is not because you did something wrong. It's because for the last several years, we've seen an uptick in cases in the winter. And we also see one in the end of summer. This is just a normal cycle of this respiratory virus. Now to your point, Mike, I think this is just the normal cycle, the normal routine for liberals and Democrats. The normal cycle is to fear monger, make people anxious again, make them feel like they, they might peril from, from the COVID virus. So you, you've got to stay in and then eventually they're going to start saying, um, but don't worry, you'll be able to vote, but you're going to be able to do it by mailing in your ballots. You're going to be doing early voting, right? So to your point, this is just part of their playbook. And I swear in somebody's crazy laboratory, political laboratory on a whiteboard, this is there, I'm sure for mid to late August scare up people in, on COVID again, scare them up. And then are we going to hear about more boosters, Mike, do you think? Well, it'll be interesting to see what they do. Here's my thing. And I believe this, I think this could be a good thing for Republicans to be honest with you, Mike, because if you do this again and you, you fight this fight, like the way they did the last time, you actually may move more voters to Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, whoever the candidate is, because people are just not going to do it. And I'm going to tell you right now, they think they're going to start to push this stuff in September, October, when kids are back to school and they're going to say the kids need to come back and mask. We need to put up the penalty boxes again. Um, it's going to cause mayhem. I thank God, Mike, I don't have a kid in school yet. Obviously both your girls are way out of school now, so you don't have to worry about that. But a lot of parents are going to have to worry about, I'll tell you if my kid was in school, I'd be ripping them out in homeschooling them so fast. I would make it work whatever my wife and I had to do. My child is not going to school and face diapers. My child is not getting boosted and vaccinated. It's not happening. Um, we'll see what happens though. I mean, again, do I think people are going to get scared and go boost up? I'm sure they will. The same way that all these people think that Donald Trump, you know, created an insurrection on January 6th, anything they hear from CNN or MSNBC, they'll run with and you know, some people, but I think a lot of the middle voters are going to say, wait a minute, I'm not dealing with this bullshit again. No way. So to use some of their terminology, do you think that literally the conservatives, the more moderate thinkers, the common sense thinkers, those that actually look at facts and evidence, do you think this is going to trigger, uh, their microaggressions, which I would say, if you tell them that they can't go out again, if you tell them that they need masks, that they must get vaccines, these are macroaggressions. These are aggressions far, far worse than not calling someone by the right pronoun. And, and do you, you think that this could really sway the more moderate thinker, maybe even the moderate Democrats and hopefully a whole bunch of independence? Yeah, I do. I think it's the same thing that we're seeing with the four indictments on Donald Trump. I think a lot of people in the middle that don't actually like Trump by the way are kind of like, wait a minute, this isn't adding up anymore. We're going after this guy on crimes that for the most part, Mike, they really have no evidence of, they just keep saying he does these things, but when called to bring evidence, they really haven't been able to. I mean, some of the crimes in New York with Alvin Bragg, you look at them and you're like, well, many people have made payments to people or, you know, many people have used different accounts and you know, you look at the one in Georgia, they're going after Mark Meadows for making a phone call to an attorney in Pennsylvania. What is the crime for that? Right. I think that's the same type of thing that we're seeing here with COVID where people are going to say, okay, enough is enough. I don't maybe love Trump as a man. I don't love Trump for who he is. However, I need to vote for someone that actually cares about me and that's not going to make my family and myself go through hell. And I do think there's fear out there too, Mike, with the indictment thing. I know I'm going back to that, but at some point, you know, it's kind of nerve wracking, isn't it? When are they coming after me? When are they coming after Mike Hayflick or Lomas or Wiggle or the financial guys as a whole? When you do these things that they've done, it begins to make you wonder again, not a conspiracy theory guy, but man, it's kind of scary what's going on right now. And if you don't see that, you're either blinded or you have a serious, serious form of Trump derangement syndrome, which I've said this on the record, Mike, and I'll let you get back in. Trump derangement syndrome has impacted and affected more infected, more people than COVID ever did. I can assure you that. Mm hmm. Yeah. You wonder, um, we'll, we'll talk a little bit more about Trump a bit later. Um, and then I want to talk to, uh, to you about our president, our president Biden, who, who, who visited Maui recently, just, just to wrap this though, many mainstream media outlets have actually been running a lot of, uh, of, of their programming on again, masking. So MSNBC, they ran a segment on kids masking to prevent the spread of the virus at the beginning of the new school year. Of course, PBS had one about wearing masks in crowded areas to prevent the spread. CBS mornings warned about the summer COVID spike that may happen due to people letting their guard down, Mike, they're letting their guard down. They're not, they're not behaving as they're supposed to. They're not, they're not, they're not programmed well enough yet, Mike, to know that they should have just been putting masks on Mike because the end of the summer was nearing. So, um, but we got to move on. It's making me, one thing I want to vomit. Let me say one more thing on that. This is, this is yet another thing that they're going to say as an Alex Jones conspiracy theory, because he was the one that came out and said, this is coming. Uh, it'll be another truth. Just like the Babylon B is now the, the full source of actual truth. Every time they joke about something, it happens. Um, Alex Jones has been called a conspiracy theorist for years now, some things he's been wrong and I will say that, but this is another one to say, Oh, they're not going to do that. Don't worry. They're not coming down with COVID mandates again. Oh, but they are. And there's evidence of it too. Target has gone to, you can pick stuff up now. They're creating pickup lines again. You have stuff talking about voting and elections again. I mean, it's, it's coming and I'm waiting for it, Mike. I'll tell you what's going to piss me off is when they do it with sports games again. Oh, you're not fully boosted yet. You don't have a mask on. Yes. Or you can't come into the bills or savers games. That will be the end of it for me. I think if they go to that, that, that extreme. I think you're right. I think when you start messing with people's sports and their inclination to want to go and get together and have some fun at a sports event, you really are. You really are needle in people at that point. Um, all right, let's talk about our president, Joe Biden. He finally makes it over to Maui to check out the conditions there. And, and this is what he does, Mike and his, I mean, literally moderate to maybe severe dementia state that he's in. he uses a minor fire at his house to claim he knows what it's like to lose a home while visiting Maui. So this is essentially what he said. I don't want to compare difficulties, but you know, he's going to as soon as he says that right, Mike. Um, but we have a little sense Jill and I have what it was like to lose a home years ago. Now, 15 years, I was in Washington doing meet the press, like to actually look this up by the way, and do some fact checking on this because you know, many of the things he said never, never proved to be true. He says, um, lightning struck at home on a little lake outside the home, not a lake, a big pond. It hit the wire and came up underneath our home into the air conditioning ducts. To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my Corvette 67 and my cat. So this isn't the first time he's recalled this Mike. He, uh, he, this happened in 2021. He said that his house burned down and, uh, you know, here, here he goes, you know, this is what I think people who are ill do. Um, this, this actually says it started a small fire that was contained to the kitchen. So this was not almost losing his wife and his Corvette and his cat, Mike, by the way. So a little bit of extra, what we call that hyperbole, exaggeration, um, just telling a damn right lie. So, so he is so out of touch. There's another, another thing I want to mention then about his visit there, but he is so out of touch that even in the worst of tragedies, literally standing on charred ground, looking at probably miles worth of, of nothing, it's got to look like a war zone in Maui. And he can only think of himself, Mike. Well, first thing is Joe was your house fire. Was that climate change too? Or was that just a faulty wire? That would be my first question. Number two, Mike. Yeah. I mean, look at, this is politics. One -on -one you try and reason with voters. You try and reason with people, you know, in ways that you can, just like he does with the, the Bo Biden stuff. But there's a point in time where it's not, it's just not comparable. Right. And you have to see that moment that have a brain in your head. And I don't think he has it personally. Um, this as, you know, as like you said, there's charred remains, thousands of people still missing, by the way, your, your pitch is, Hey, I almost lost my cat. I don't care about your kid that might be under the rub. In my Corvette. Your cat, your Corvette, the same Corvette that Hunter was putting the documents in and bringing hookers to same Corvette. I'm not sure. But the, the, the thing like, again, at the end of the day, these people don't know where their loved ones are and you're making comments about a small house fire that was probably from an oven that you left bread in. And you're talking to people like, Hey yo, your kid's underneath the rubble. Don't worry about it. I lost my cat in my Corvette. I mean, I know how it feels. No, you don't Joe. And that's not how you talk to people that are going through the single worst thing in their life, especially ones that lost loved ones. You know, the ones that lost their house, Mike, that obviously stinks. And you know, I deal with a home insurance that's terrible, but it's when you don't know where your loved ones are, or you don't know where your family is or your friends are because in children are right. That's, that's the stuff that to me that like, come on, Joe, man, don't, don't, don't patronize people like that and don't make people feel like crap. And then tell a story about you and your family. It's unbelievable. Yeah. It never ends. Here's a, another, another thought that he had as he, as he was walking around Maui, he basically says, you know, he he's walking amongst these people and he shaking hands with officials, of course, probably not even sure where he is at that point. Um, he stops in front of a search and rescue dog. And while petting the dog, he joked the boots, the canine was wearing. He says, you guys catch the boots here. He smiled and said, that's some hot ground, man. So here he goes with his man comments, again, just with no common sense, whatever, no compassion at all joking that the dog's got to wear boots because the ground is so hot. I mean, I just like, this just makes me wonder who still supports this man. This man is ill. This man should not be, he should not be leaving his home anymore. I don't think he could leave his home unattended and not get lost or maybe die in a tragedy himself. And who on earth is still support in this man? Well, he's, he's the guy that you're, you know, your parent, let's say that you're afraid to leave at home, or they're going to leave the stove on and burn the house down. And I'm not trying to make a, a fire comparison. That is not, that is not, I totally agree. I'm being serious, right? I mean, this is the type of guy we're talking about here. We've all had that in our family, grandparents, parents, you know, maybe even children that are, that are handicapped or something, right? I mean, we, we have these fears and they're legitimate, right? And for a guy that can barely talk in public, you do worry, is he forgetting things that, you know, whatever it may be. Um, I'll say this to him. I don't know if you saw the video. It's came out today and it's been circulating today of him at some kind of, uh, event in Maui and he's falling asleep. Did you see that? He's falling asleep. No, I thought you were going to, I thought you were going to say the one where he was doing the press conference and the guy offered him a glass of water and he kind of looked like he didn't even know what that meant and he wandered off to his left. But no, I didn't even hear about this next one. I don't think we can possibly keep up, Mike. We can't possibly keep up. And to our point, Mike, you know, we make jokes and we smirk sometimes we talk about this guy, but, but it's really not funny. And it really is a problem that we have that as our leader, again, dealing with, uh, president G in China, dealing with Putin in Russia, um, even dealing with Zelensky in Ukraine, like this is not the guy you want doing that. And again, what scares me is and not to make light of it, but you wouldn't trust this guy dog sitting for you, let alone running the country. Right. And again, to my point, how many like you you've had family, I've had family that you, you fear for their safety. If you're not around, right. That is this guy through and through. It's scary.