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Trump encourages people to vote twice?
"We got to be clear on this from from the start voting more than once in the same election is against the look. From the Las Vegas Review. Journal this is RJ politics. Hello and welcome to RJ politics the Las Vegas Review Journal's weekly political podcast on politics reporter Rory Appleton. And I'm politics and government editor Steve Civilians. We have a few things to talk about a little bit topical that are happening this week I wanted to talk about some statements that president trump made about voting in Nevada. He did a press, not a press call a call with voters on Monday, which he said something that was a little bit of a head scratcher and he's since been repeating it and I think I know what he's getting. At, but anyway, we'll. We'll. We'll through that. But we're also GONNA talk about the state of Congressional district three races. Well, we have some interesting things I did some interviews with those both of the people running in that district actually more than one of the people running out the libertarian as well So we'll get to that but I will start off with trump voting staff steve what what would you make of it when you heard about it? While it was kind of it's kind of it's kind of interesting because. You know immediately, the media narrative was trump is asking people to break the law because we got to be clear on this. Do you from the APP from the start voting more than once in the same election is against the law it's against the law if you vote more than once in your same city if you vote more than once in two different counties in the state if you vote more than once in two states, if you do it more than once you can be charged with crimes. People have been charged with crimes for doing that very thin. But I think part of what the president was saying. It is something I agree with believe it or not in that is this send in your early vote as soon as you possibly can you know whether you mail it in the US mail or maybe you've heard things at the post office can't handle it, go ahead and drop it off, drop it off at a at unauthorized UH senator there are plenty of them around the valley. So you can drop it off in person and then give given a week and go on the secretary of State's website and check. Out Your ballot was received, they will tell you if you're ballot was receive I encourage every single person to do that and I think trump was kind of saying that he was saying look make sure your ballots counted but but then he went that extra step. Interview about isn't counted. Go on election day and say what you haven't Kinda my Alma vote again. Now If you do vote twice, you are committing a crime in you could be charged with that crime so we don't want you to do that. But if the presence messages look vote and make sure your vote is counted will then nobody can really argue with that we we all should do that. We should all encourage people to do that and we should all make sure that we vote one time vote wants and make sure your vote is counted after your after you you've you've cast that mail. Ballot or you've gone to in person polling place, you do the same thing you can check on the secretary of State's website. No matter what kind of votes cast early vote male vote dropped off setting the mailbox election day person vote you can check them all and you should just to be sure it's part of your your your due diligence as being citizen make sure your vote counts and so to that extent I agree with the president but if kids to the extent that anyone takes his words as say. We've I already mailed my vote but I'm not sure if they got us a just to be sure I'm GONNA I'm GonNa make. Sure that I, my vote is counted I'm going to vote on election day. You could you could get in trouble if you do that. In fact, if they have already recorded your vote and you try to vote on election day, they will stop you they will say, no, our records show you've already voted What are you trying to pull here Sir and so you don't want to have that embarrassing experience. So vote and check on the secretary of State's website. Make sure they got your vote. Yeah. It was an interesting thing because he said it on Monday on this call that I was on and it's part of the story that I wrote it is in there but I didn't. See it as a major thing I think what happened was is the Democrats just today, I got some press from the Democrats will essentially saying trump is encouraging people to break the law. I think that there was there's a little bit of a jump there and I think a lot of other media outlets are sort of taking that jump with them, what I heard him and I have my notes right in front of me so that I basically said, he said, go vote vote as early as possible. You know if you have confidence in the voting in voting by mail, that's a little caveat their. Mail in your unsolicited ballot. That's also calls him that very early. In. There's a little thing here where he says absentee balloting. That's fine. That's much more fair way of doing it do that if you want and then go to vote on election day the election officials say it's correct if you're ballots are in, they will have counted your vote and you won't be able to vote just like you said and if if they're laid on it if they haven't been paying attention, you can vote you know that's where it gets a little bit to be a little bit of a stretch. Because I know that one thing that you have to do when you're going to go in and vote you know if if there is a vote by mail thing a lot of times I don't know if they'll do it this year now that I'm thinking about it but a lot of times they make you sign something that says you know I so and so pledge that I have not voting twice and and they make you vote provisionally a I don't know exactly how it's GonNa work now with the mandatory. The mandatory mail in balloting. But essentially, if you do try and vote twice in earnest. You there are many many ways for you to get caught I'm sure there are people who do it and get away with it every year, but I'm sure that number is very, very small. Honestly. There was a whole lot discussed on that call. I didn't see it as some big huge major takeaway. I didn't see it as encouraging anybody to break the law I. Mean he was saying get out there and be counted he. He started out the call by saying that Nevada was very important to his chances to win. That you know these swing states. You know. He's you know every vote's going to count a little differently in these swing states which makes total sense to me but it did it wasn't interesting sort of switch for him because remember this is somebody who's campaign is suing the state. Actively overly ill in voting and it really it. It shows to me. It shows something that a lot of people is the reason why they like or dislike trump or whatever, which is essentially. You know he's not super super deep in the politics of it because when you talk to say and I did I actually spoke to Ron mcdaniel, the head of the. Republican National Committee, about this and I asked her flat out. You know when they were suing the state when they were against the ballot harvesting that was the main thing I asked her. Okay. So you're suing that's fine. But what happens if you lose? Are you GONNA Out rbis ballots as Republicans and she basically was like, Oh, well, we don't. We don't get into strategy bottle. Of course we are. Four and I've heard from the State Chair Michael McDonald I asked him the same question and he basically said Yeah you definitely are and even even went into specifics. He's we're going to be going to old folks homes to veterans, homes to hospitals and things like that to to get you who we believe to be our voters out for us in out for the president. So so to me, that's what trump was saying trump was saying you know. We're suing and we think we're in the right in that lawsuit. But in the you know pry, I would say somewhat likely chance that that isn't resolved our way before Election Day yeah. Do it use the systems available send in your mail in ballot do everything do it early and I thought it was interesting too because to me it represented in an agreement probably the only one I know of between President Trump and the Republicans and the local Democrats which just on Friday I covered an event that the Democrats did about an initiative to do exactly this to vote as early as possible to track your ballot to make a plan and everything like that and you know I think that's I think that's kind of as it should be because we've talked about it. Voting and participating and using whatever system is available to you to be heard. Shouldn't be a partisan thing and every single thing in this world these days is partisan if there's one thing that shouldn't be then maybe voting is it and maybe maybe that's true. Maybe both sides really are pretty earnest and they're trying to get you out and trying to get you to vote however possible. Yeah and the thing is I mean a lot of people say. That's poxy but look I mean this happens all the time in politics. You have politicians who denounce. The Supreme Court's holding in the citizens united case the that corporations can can give unlimited sums and they say, this is terrible for politics is awful for politics. These super PACs are ruining politics but yet those same people oftentimes sometimes no but oftentimes, we'll take super PAC money and when you ask them, aren't you being hypocritical you're denouncing it they say, no I'm. Not. Being. Hypocritical. Because I'm not going to unilaterally disarm I you're right I. Think it's awful. I think it's terrible but as long as it's the law of the land I'm GONNA use it. So trump is essentially the same thing here look like me voting and he has been really inconsistent on this because he has denounced mail voting even though he uses it himself. He said in Florida it's good in Nevada. It's bad and there's really no distinction or differentiation that he could articulate of why is good in one place in baton another except for maybe that the Florida went to him and Vada went to Hillary Clinton but that aside. And we should we should for the listeners we should differentiate between male versus absentee absentee ballot is when you write to the county to request that they send you about. So they look at their records, they see your a registered voter and they send a ballot to your house. You fill that out you mail it back to them. That is absentee voting. In some states, you need an excuse you need to stay out of town that week of the election. So I won't be able to participate in Nevada and in many other states, you don't need an excuse you can do it for any reason including convenience. A mail ballot is different in only in one respect. It's the same exact paper at the same exact envelope is the same exact process of mailing in counting but the mail ballot is sent to you automatically because you live in a precinct that has been designated as a male only precinct these are usually small far-flung areas far away from urban population centers. In the primary election again now, in this election under the new law, essentially, we're all in a male precinct they're going to send me a balance to every active registered voter in the state you're going to get one of those They asked that if you're going to vote in person, you bring your mail valid in surrender that ballot. If not, you'll be asked to signed an affidavit saying you promised you're not gonNa vote by mail that is again to prevent this. Double voting, we're talking about those differences between a male absentee ballots. Now, the president has been really down on Nevada's mail balloting. He says that this new law that he's suing to overturn his pointed out is bad. It's got flaws in certainly his losser articulates what he believes to be some of the flaws of this this law, some of those things are not as big a concern as they are, and there's other people in the state of Nevada who are. Peddling outright falsehoods about what that law does does not do and and I think it's unfortunate that that people are are doing that because it does undermine confidence in the in the election and the ultimate result of the election enforces the secretary of state to go on. The website and put out things like facts versus myths. They've gotTa, do fact checks of myths that they have heard. It is just a big mess but but but don't find I don't find what trump is doing to be hypocritical in any way I mean look he is playing the game with the rules that are on the field as they are right now he saying he doesn't like mail voting but hey, if that's the law of the land of that's how my supporters have to go to the polls for me. Then that's fine. Here's how you do it. Do it early check to make sure your vote counts and have this plan What the Democrats are saying because the actual mechanism of the process is exactly the same for for both parties are really isn't a partisan issue now, the rhetoric about you know. This is bad and fraud and all this other stuff. I I find unfortunate especially from people the president is they the highest elected officials only elected official in the United States is voted on by all the people and I think it's unfortunate when people in his position denigrate the mechanisms by which we exercise Democratic Self Governance. But what are you GONNA do? That's just the way it is, and I think he has other reasons for doing that including a sneaking suspicion that if he loses is going to need an alternative explanation out of them more people like. Joe Biden Than Light Tim because that is not going to be satisfactory to his own ego, enter his supporters who he still I think wants to retain whatever post-presidential job that he goes into. So So so there's all those factors going on but the the one thing I don't think you could really say with any credibility is that is that he's necessarily a hypocrite because in case you know everybody who who denounce something hated politics while at the same time benefiting from it is also a hypocrite and that would make a lot of people hypocrites in politics. Age. Just the necessary logic of sort of follows where you can advocate to change. Change in the rules but until the rules are changed, me everybody plays by those rules in place by the same way I mean. That is what Michael McDonald the state. GOP. Told me flat out. He said look. The Democrats changed the rules no no no doubting that they have the majority a super majority in the assembly. Well, Democrats changed the rules. We think those rules are bad. We think those rules are illegal. That's why we're suing. Okay Fair there. What we're have every intention of playing by those rules if that's what they WANNA do we're gonNA, play roles. And try and beat them with those rules and so that that that makes total sense to me. That's that's politics. That's how that works and it's an interesting case to me because when I was in California in twenty eighteen during that election, we had a congressional race I. Guess Let's see what was it the twenty first twenty first in California and And it was the last congressional race decided the Democrat who won beating incumbent Republican by about I. Think it was about a thousand votes and after after words when I did sort of postponed story on it, they his campaign told me flat out yet we took advantage of these new. Ballot harvesting ballot collection. You know now they call it voter assistance. That's the democratic. Voter. It was in two thousand, eighteen when it was brand new, both sides called it ballot harvesting to me at least now, ballot harvesting is the negative connotation even select put out a statement saying that's a negative connotation I think. It's it's voter assistance when you're Democrats or whatever you. WanNa call it the you know the democratic campaign in two thousand eighteen. TOLD ME FLAT OUT? Yeah. We totally did that we estimate we collected about eighteen hundred votes that way. and. The Republicans were were against it. They was the law, but they also like took a principled stance against doing it in Fresno county where I was they did not go out and do it and they lost they lost a race for and lost races all throughout California that year in fact in lost the house actually that year. So it's just it's an interesting. It's an interesting case I. think There is a little bit of evolution that has to be there but. Ultimately. You want to be the one to set the rules. Want you know your stamp on the rules, but ultimately everybody's gotTa play the hand they're dealt they're. So. I I just I I thought that's what the president was doing. And yet I think practically. The understand also think you you mentioned. The possibility of trump laying the groundwork to. Explain away a defeat I absolutely think there are multiple ways in which is happening in A. Including the mail in voting stuff because he even opened this call that he did on Monday talking about how it's the most support in election nation's history and he said it was also really really important to win by large margins in states to to to really pad the leads. Because you never know you know who? They might decide that some votes are. Are Bad or good or not active or whatever. He was Kinda talking that you know that up and trying to frame it in a way as to Democrats are going to come after him for that and I'm just kind of thinking I think I think the alternative is more likely but who always better to win by the large margin right I mean you don't want you don't want your victory to be questioned and especially especially with the Mayo election. You know in this election I. Think unlike the the primary we saw terribly long lines and we didn't know for about seven days in the all the things were were were coming in over that period of time I don't think we'll see that in this general because. Not Not only does the new law allow the county to start counting ballots that have been received earlier than they were able to before they can start counting fifteen days before the election. So I think that's there's a good chance that they will get through most every bow that has been mailed except for those who received maybe the day before the day off election day I'm not only that they're using electronic voting machines for early voting for in-person Election Day voting. So those are automatically tabulated as soon as that that computer cartridges brought back to the election headquarters plugged into the mainframe. Those votes are counted I think we will see the majority of results available on. Tonight, but there still will be balanced were mailed on election day the David Four. Election Day the that come in the county has seven days to count those ballots and so the totals will change and if we're talking about a race that is super close, you know a five, ten, fifteen, twenty votes, mail ballots can change. And so you know they're they're going to be on pins and needles. So if I was Donald Trump, if I was the guy running for city council, hell if I was the guy running for the the cable television improvement district in in Milwaukee I would wanna win with a healthy as margin as possible so that even as those votes trickle in I, don't have to worry that my victory is a victory of one or two votes Those are always the more exciting races but the candidates hate them. And, and certainly, you don't want that. You do not want that. You don't WanNa have the experience as some have had where you come in and it's tied and the the outcome of the race is decided by coin toss or high card I mean you don't WanNa be the person who got the the the the. The Jack of the Jack of spades and then somebody draws the king of hearts and you lost because he oh I'm GonNa win but no no no, you don't want nobody wants that. Trump is right on that point you WanNa win big by big margins so that nobody can question your your victory. Now, I, think personally he if he does lose this race and believe me somebody asked me this week. You know what's your prediction I I don't have a prediction at this point I think either candidate could win I can envision scenarios in which both candidates can win. A So. I don't know who's going to win. But if president trump loses I, think there is very, very good chance that he will say these these mail balloting and the this fraud that I was warning you about that's the cause of my loss just like after the two thousand, sixteen election, he said I would have won the popular vote in addition to the. Electoral College, but there were three million illegal votes cast. No evidence of that will whatsoever. But he said it and I think at that point, it's not a political thing as much as an ego thing for this particular individual Donald Trump himself I don't think he can. He can abide losing a whether or not he loses the election or whether not he just loses. The popular vote. And wins the electoral college tunnel-digging by that just from an ego perspective and and so I think it's unfortunate that you know you would call into question the integrity of the election. Just in case you lose so that you can tell people all you know it was rigged. It was all rigged It's not rigged. It is not rig it's. Election and it's going to go to the to the people who identify and turn out the majority of people on Election Day. That's exactly how it has always been, and that's how it's always going to be and so you know trying to blame losses on fraud and whatnot that the diving things are very corrosive to democracy into people's faith in the country now, very, very tenuous time. His driving unfortunate that that kind of thing goes on. Yeah. Yeah and and trump himself mentioned that that very same thing. Again, this week he was talking in reference specifically to California saying the California had allowed a you know a bunch of legal voting that that you know undocumented folks had had voted and things like that. Again with no evidence and I mean, you WanNa talk about sort of. Not Not understanding of the map if he's ev thought that he should have done better or had a chance to win California or any other Republican you know for for a very long time then. Yeah. I. I. Don't know I don't know what to help you I. Don't know how to help their New York. There have been instances where people who are not citizens have uncovered trying to vote that has happened. It happened has happened here in the state of Nevada somebody went to jail voted in two elections that has happened, but does it happen on a wide scale three, million people? No, there is absolutely no evidence of that. In fact, all of the evidence suggests that most people who are in this country who who are not legal residence do everything they can to avoid coming into contact with any government agency especially, one that would demand to see any kind of identification to help them register. To to help them vote if they're not registered to vote in any of that I, think he makes very little sense that they will do that. So that's that's just not something that I think goes on on a wide widespread basis I don't think the evidence shows that it does. Absolutely. All right. Well, I. I agree with you as well. I think it could very tight race could definitely see scenarios in which either one would win and I wanted to segue into a locally tight race here. The Third Congressional districts which I think has has a chance of being a tie race. We'll see but we saw some interesting stuff this week, and lastly well, I did multiple interviews Redan Rod Moore over the last. Two weeks, WHO's the Republican challenging incumbent Democrats Suzy Lee I also spoke to this week as well, and she was up with a bunch of ads. There's been some television interviews that racist really starting to heat up a little bit. You also saw trump in that call on Monday and on social media announced you know sort of his firm backing for Rhode Island, which you know who's GonNa back in that race it's not. Always I kinda let's forget it. But you know there is there is can certainly be a conscious choice actually spoke to Jim Marshawn who's the Republican running in four and he told me in the fourth congressional district. He told me that there were actually some significant hoops that you have to jump through in order to get even that sort of one sentence tweet or that one sentence on the. Call, which he got his well, he he says, you basically do have to demonstrate sort of a fundraising accurate. You need to show them. You know where you are on a number of issues and things like that. So I, WanNa be a little too much but yeah I think post primary endorsements are always a little well, who's you're gonNA he's not GonNa Big Susie we I don't think so. As, we talk a little bit about that race. I guess I guess we can just sort of start off with with the Susan Lee side that I have seen. She is out this week with a bunch of ads. I have seen a number of like very strong glee worded sort of ads sort of attacking road. Aymer for his for his background he has. A battery charger that he actually did, he likes to say that he's never been convicted of anything That's not entirely true because the way I understand it the court documents that is said that he basically he took a deal and this plea agreement where he went to a, you know an anger management course in exchange for the charges being dropped, which I guess is not a conviction, but it's it's essentially you know he took a deal and admitted they are technically technically not a conviction I think you know now as a politician I think he's got you know people working for him. He's he can say that there's been that there's been another number of other run INS with that was. nine one recordings of his now wife from. Just just a year or two ago. There were a couple from two different years that had some domestic violence allegations again, never arrested on that never convicted of anything but suzy? Lee. Feels like she's got some pretty ample ammunition. They're to attack him as you know to attack his character to attack him as a candidate for sure and she told me flat out in an interview this week that I did with her she told me flat out that she feels that he's his conduct has disqualified him as sort of a viable candidate and so that's That's side he is also if you get talking to Dan Road Emmer for more than thirty five seconds, he's going to get into his issues with Lee and he he absolutely goes off on her on a number of things. Have you know tries to paint her as this socialist ally of Nancy Pelosi you know he basically said the insider trader we had a story a couple months ago about some stocks changes that she you know officially she had made, but she said a money manager made for her during the corona virus which worked out for her with. Way To describe that. So they're going back and forth back and forth It's GonNa continue it's only gonNA get. Worse there's millions of dollars going into this race and it will be interesting to see. I, mean I have not spoken to Rhode I- Mer yet for a full sit down interview, but we are planning to have stories on this race specifically and all the other races coming by the end of this month. So you can stay around for that but. Specifically in this race I, I've noticed a lot a lot of movement in the last week. Have you seen any of this? Yeah. Yeah. No I. It's definitely picking up a in and you'd expect it to because of the third congressional district is the closest most competitive congressional district, unstated. Nevada. It is always going to be a tough fight for whatever Democrat or Republican gets in there. It's GonNa be a tough fight. Close races he in that district and so Yeah. So that is that we we expected that to heat up I saw an interview with. Dan Road I'm on Channel Eight the politics now I used to host over there the interviewer was John Langer who asked regard Mr Romer about these allegations and the first thing he said was well, you know what the problem in politics is mudslinging you know people throw things on wall to see what sticks well actually no the problem in politics isn't mudslinging I mean look you've got a record you've got these things these things. Happened no one is making those things up you have to understand that is gonNA come up Suzy lead the same way You know when she first ran the knock against her was that she was an elitist ridge out of touch a person and she was a philanthropist and they started complaining about how many houses she owned. Look. That is part of Susie Lee's life right she she married somebody who is quite wealthy they. have. Multiple houses. That's just part of the landscape you got to expect that people are going to run I mean if I ever ran for office and police believe me I never intend to do that There would be a rich tapestry of opposition research in the Archives of my columns people could go back and say, Oh, didn't you say this? Didn't you once say that what about this column where you said this a D. stand by? This comment now, I, mean it would. It would be in opposition researchers dream but you know what? If I ever did run again I must stress for the record that I have no intention of ever doing that I would have to own up to that I would have to own that. That's just something I would realize okay. You know what Yup I have to I have to explain that because part of my past and so you know. I think trying to just sort of explain it away by saying it's mudslinging as if it was made up out of Club is wrong I think you need to address the issue and Mr Road Emmer in that interview did address the issue in repeated your line and said, yeah, was never I was nabbed never been convicted of anything but that's that's GonNa be the landscape look. This is going to be a very, very close race and it's just the district registration and the way the district performs in it's just the way it's going to be in. So we are going to see these things. We're GONNA. See you know campaigning there might not. Be a you know the the most elevated Lincoln Douglas Style of campaigning in that race just as people are like trying to win that is the whole point you've got to do what it takes to win. That's what politics is all about in. So we should not be surprised at seeing those things would be ideal if both candidates came to the table and talked only about policy and and their policy differences. Sure. That would be idea I. Don't know that the debates would get much us. If that was the case but but you know everything is is part of an voters I've said, this million times voters are entitled to make their decision based on any criteria that seems to them to be sufficient, and sometimes you know you and I may disagree with the criteria somebody might say and they have said in the in the in the history of our state was a candidate for governor who's now congresswoman Dina Titus. She ran for for governor and a lot of people said they didn't like her accent she comes from Georgia and she never lost her accent and they said they didn't like your accent and I thought. Well, that's that's that is literally the silliest reason. I can think of the vote against a cantor why would you care about that? It's not how she says something it's what she say but you know what those voters can make up their mind based on that. If that's their a decision, there's no law or policy or rule against it, and so he you know the their opponents are entitled to bring all that to the table and a point out. Hey, she talks funny she's from Georgia or hey, this guy's got under arrest in his past or or this person has a questionable stock trade in their pass. It's all on the table and died in. That is just the hurly burly politics. I'm afraid we just have to live with that. Yeah absolutely I I you know the campaign, the Road Aymer campaign had told me in a win those. Videos. I. Came out when recordings came out. A lot of the stuff and even from the. Republican. Congressional committee and things like that. It was a lot of this was a personal you. No matter that was resolved. You know they're now married. They have five kids with the six on the way. You know I get the defense I get the running defense I get you know even sort of I- grudgingly understand when the campaign sort of blame the Messenger or the some of the reporter asking the question about that that type of thing I get it because that's the strategy, but it to me it's so it is totally ludicrous to think that you know your personal life, your your. Arrest Record, which is public documents by the way I mean. It was easily for me to find it anybody who is a voter? has every right to go in and find it themselves if they want to sure that's that's those types of things are public same thing with the stock trades, which which again, the League campaign was very upset with me for doing that story at again, all the documents all. Of, the disclosures that she files with the House. And, what are use forty is supposed to do not ask not ask about those things I mean look the there have been times in my career and I'm sure this is happening you to where you've heard something. Hey. So and so did this and and he's a really interesting. Obviously, we don't go and just write something in brand because someone told us that we check it out and how many times have you gone to the candidates said, hey, you know I heard this about you I heard this happened and the candidates has. An odd. No well, no that did happen but it's not here's here's the explanation and all of a sudden you say, Oh, well, that's not nearly as bad as it was made out to me to be. Yeah. Okay. That makes total sense. It totally puts a different shine on you have to give the person and opportunity respond. But on the other hand, you can't ignore that our job is not to ignore the facts is to bring these things out to to the voters attention because again they're entitled to decide on based on whatever. A criterion they want, and it's our job to supply them with the information what they do with it, how they think about it or how they process it that's totally up to them. Yeah Yeah I've certainly as a matter of media literacy. You know the stories that we do right on that we the topics that we do talk about and stuff those. You know make it through some hurdles before they get there, and there are many many dozens at least a week I would say that don't make it through those hurdles that are dinner press releases. Or calls or whatever that that you know vanish into the ether after that because there is certain set of standards in you're always sort waiting thing it is a little subjective, but it is a system that is meant to be as objective as humanly possible because we are all people. So yeah, I mean I I think this end with this race especially one of the things you're going teach us politically is the amount of money and the interest in this race because of a variety of factors, it's flippable seat for Republicans feel they'd like to have the house back it held by. A Republican somewhat recently so was four that that's also sort of a look one that they look at because again was held by Republican in the last decade So that's part of it and and with that comes a level of scrutiny for those candidates. That's not there because those national parties you know the the the high level political operatives are going to be digging into you more than say your sort of your local, your local person and so so that that comes with the territory there's going to be more and more of that coming out but also Rhode Armor was speaking about this last week during the Republican National Convention he mentioned this and his campaign said on I think it's probably true which is that district was designed as sort of a bellwether as sort of a purple district for the state he was meant to be close to the registration to be very tight to you know battle it. Out, and so goes that district. So goes a lot of the the statewide sort of racist and the trump campaign according road I'm earn again I'm inclined to believe because I think it I think it makes sense you know according to Rhode Island Mer, the pressures on him because the trump campaign needs that district to get. I think they won by two points? And they needed they needed bigger this time to make up the margin over over that he he lost in two thousand sixteen to Hillary for. So He's basically saying you know I'm out here and I'm campaigning and I'm trying to win the seat for lots of reasons. But I've also got you know some of the juice behind me from from trump is that he needs Republicans to turn out in this district. He needs his voters there and his voters remind voters and you know were sort of working. In tandem on that, he claims that he has sort of you know zoom calls with the congressional leadership and the presidential leadership team those campaign teams for somewhat regularly and I he said about sixteen to twenty other Republican either in challenges in Congress and again I I don't know for sure. But that that does kind of make sense to me that seems like pretty solid strategy to meet because yeah, I mean trump's not not gonna Win Nevada in the first district I. Think I think we all know. This is district has got some trump voters I'm sure but they they are just specs in an ocean. That will more than likely be going for Joe Biden. That third district which you know shares lines with Dina Titus as district, you could throw a rock from one to the other. is a completely different animal altogether because you've got, you know Summerlin and sort of the suburbs and everything like that. So I think that's true and I think that's true for both campaigns that. It's not just the house. It's not just the balance of power in the house. It's also the statewide presidentials that can be decided in that district so I think you're gonna see even more of the spending even more of sort of you know the issues, the aligning you know I wouldn't be surprised at all to see. Biden and Suzy we sort of aligned in some sort of way you know on issues in that district way way, road, I'm trying with trump because I do think that that's inaccurate sort of read on that district and and and to a lesser extent probably force as well because that is also a tie district has a lot of the rural counties in it as well and and cannon very recently did. Go for Republican. But but to me, I think you know those two million dollar buys that we've talked about before that both parties have put in the Vegas market that could technically go for Stephen. Horford dare go in for Suzy Lee it's this is the race this is the race and I've been told by. The Republicans on the congressional campaign side that this race in the entire west coast to basically they feel like this is the best chance for maybe. Own. The twenty fifth in California can't remember the one that the Californians just one from a Democrat in the special. Election. Katie Hills Former C.. Apart, from that one, this is the one. So I I I think it's GonNa get hot and then the other thing I just wanted to mention is the debates you had mentioned that I've talked to both sides they are in the negotiation stage they say. Road Aymer says, for several suzy Lee says for one. We'll see how that works I have a feeling that you know suzy lease probably right because those things you know how they are. You've done those negotiations I'm sure. And they're very contentious and that's again something to peel back the curtain for listeners. You know the two sides don't just show up and say, let's have a debate on this day. OUTTA. There is intense weeks weeks long negotiation on every little thing on those but I expect there to be a debate because the incumbent is is saying she's down for one and that's normally the big sort of stopping block like his Dina Titus going to admit her submit to a debate is in the first district she might but I doubt it I don't see there's much in it for her but Suzy Lee thinks that's the way to go so we'll see. I think that's true and and. And just a little bit of breaking news. I'm glad to report this that that we will. We will be The Review Journal will be bartering with the AARP again as we did in the primary to not have not debates but actually one on one conversations with were reaching out to the top Republican top Democrat in each of the. Congressional districts here in southern Nevada, that's one three and four to try to have a conversation on. That that are of concern to people who are a are B members, people fifty and older and so we will be doing that and you'll probably be hearing on this podcast. Some of the excerpts from those conversations coming up as we get closer to election day. So we're happy to to announce that partnership a our views great partner with us in the in the primary election time we had agreed forum on the caucus the that was very well attended and and I think got a lot of good information out to the public. So we'll be seeing that on teachers. I well, it seems like a great sort of. To end the show then something forward to. The every Friday you can subscribe to US wherever you your podcast and you can find each Each. On twitter at at Roy does phonics and add diesel. Savelli. Back next week and thank you so much for listening I'm all. And politics and government. Editor Steve.
Congressional Conversations: Representative for Nevada's Third Congressional District Susie Lee
"Right, now, the health and financial security of voters over fifty are on the line. That's why Aarp Nevada's fighting for your voice to be heard Aarp Nevada wants to make sure that you know all of your voting options in that. All Americans can vote safely where they choose to vote from home or in person to learn more about your voting options visit AARP dot org slash envy votes that's AARP dot org slash envy votes paid for by AARP. This episode of RJ politics is sponsored by AARP. Nevada visit our website at AARP dot org slash envy your voice your vote our fight low and thank you for joining us for the RJ Aarp Twenty Twenty Congressional interview series. I'm your host Steve Sibelius. We'd like to thank our sponsor the AARP, and also all of the candidates for the US House of Representatives who've agreed participate in these very important discussions. Today we're joined by Congresswoman Suzy Lee. She is the Democratic incumbent in the third congressional district prior running for Congress shoes philanthropist she was share woman of the communities in schools program congresswoman. Thank you so much for taking the time to join us today. Thank. You steamed for having me and I want to thank the AARP and all their members have been strong partners with me as we've worked on legislation since I've been in office. So really happy to be here today. Excellent let's let's get started right off a you know we're doing this discussion via zoom normally you and I would be in a studio somewhere. We'd be talking face to face and talking about these issues but were socially distance because of the coronavirus on the shutdown of the economy. That was necessary because of the coronavirus to mitigate the spread of that has resulted in a lot of unemployment and as you know here in southern Nevada, we've had depression era levels of unemployment, and that is hit people over fifty particularly hard. What ideas do you have to help those older residents over fifty a recover from this this calamity If first of all Nevada has been ground zero wrote for the economic devastation from this pandemic and so many people have been forced to give up their livelihood so people can see so they can save people's lives. Know we have record unemployment and people are really struggling in. It's sort of coincides with the time at a time when we're seeing more and more seniors involved in the workforce in we know that because of this pandemic. Many jobs just aren't gonNA come back at the same levels that we've seen. A proud piece of legislation I was original cosponsor on the aging with Dignity Act, which will talk about in some detail later. But one provision of that was to provide for workforce development funding and resources for seniors on so many people are working longer and longer in their life. And view it as a way to actually stay on on. But they see a change in their jobs I mean for instance. You know the sort of my father went through the situation when he was fifty six years old, he was an engineer he was laid off at a steel company in Ohio, end was faced with competing with younger people who had different training I mean he was still using a slide role in Congress and just come out you know and so but that's what a lot. Of Our older workers are dealing with right now, I just had a a man on one of my roundtables just last week he was an it person and you know he's been in it for twenty years in as we start to Rehire people, he's going to be up in outcome competing against younger people with newer skills are you know have different training? So lighting bring. Your Dad. person. You met at that roundtable. Those are great examples because I, I will bet that your dad had more experience and was a better worker than a lot of these younger people even though they have different training and there's always new technology to master. The older workers do have more experience, but employers tend to look at them as more expensive right like this person is going to demand a higher wage because they have that experience this person's going to be more expensive when it comes to insurance. It's illegal to discriminate in hiring a against people, but they're still that prejudices near that that that that prejudice that you know hiring a younger worker, you can hire two for the price of one older worker I. It's tough for older people to compete. And it's tough because. Of the training if people feel like, I can train this one worker possibly to have him on my payroll for twenty years. Thirty years. If I hire someone a little older, I'm GONNA see turnover in that and so that's why the program than I supported in the older Americans factor it's called aging with dignity. Important to make sure that we're providing the workforce training. For senior so they can go get jobs that pay at comparable levels of a lot of times you're finding people who are getting laid off in their mid fifty s early sixty s are then going to find jobs that just simply don't pay of what they're used to that certainly what my father experienced and. You know not to mention financially but emotionally, it was it was truly devastating. That is that is a tough thing for for older folks congresswoman we've been told you know we're not gonna back to normal until there is a corona virus vaccine We are hearing different things about the procedure for approving that vaccine news broke earlier today that the FDA is adopted rules that make it very unlikely that have actually come. Before, the election although the administration was was pushing for that, what can you tell us about the development of the vaccine older people are likely going to be among the first to get the vaccine because their more susceptible to the corona virus so I imagine they're very curious about the procedures, the safety would you tell People Wanna ask? Well. Listen I like everyone else when when is see this pandemic come to an end in first and foremost You know there's this project called project warp speed which was. Funded through the cares act I'm basically getting additional funding into vaccine development reports have been out lately that this process of approving it has become highly politicized in. I. Worry that it will have an impact on the reputation of our public health are CDC IN FDA have had Unblemished Reputations in terms of supporting the safety of Americans, and so I'm just worried at that's becoming politicized. But aback scenes in the works we don't know when they're going to be an announcement but the bottom line is even with the vaccine is this GonNa be a vaccine like when you get for mumps where you're one hundred percent protected from getting it or is it know where you from other flu shots were you have a fifty percent reduction in a chance of getting it or that the? Symptoms just aren't as severe, and so we don't there's a lot of uncertainty around this vaccine and obviously were in a hurry to get it developed. But most importantly, we would be so far along in this pandemic in terms of beating Ed if people from the very beginning inconsistently have cracked the CDC guidelines of wearing mass social, distancing, washing your hands we'd First of all people think that wearing your mask is really to protect you it's actually to protect other people you're you have a greater. Probability of reducing the spread. By wearing masks rather if you're wearing it and someone else is not in their their infected, you have a lower chance of getting it. So this is really about a collective effort and it's wearing these masks to protect all of us so that we all can get on our feet. We all want our children to go back to school. We all need our businesses to open up. In so I just implore everyone in I know many people who are listening today have practice at but to continue to do that in the meantime, you know all push to make sure we have transparency and clarity around the back seen development But I, like many people in rooting for success. I hope that it is done in a scientific manner in we can trust the safety Abed in more importantly that people actually do it that Jake it take advantage of it when it is available absolutely that is that is good advice. Talk about the affordable care act. This has been controversial since it passed passed without a signal rebublican. Vogue Republicans have tried literally scores of times to to repeal that act I. I imagine as a Democrat your position is that we need to keep the affordable care acura against the repeal of non am I right? Listen I am forge twenty million Americans who did not have access to healthcare affordable healthcare. Now, having that access I'm for the Million Nevada who have a pre existing condition to not be priced out of affordability. You know I told you earlier the story of my father being laid off in he fell in net, same a trap basically he and my mother both had pre existing conditions. The cost of healthcare was far far too expensive for them to afford it mother suffered a heart attack went into the hospital. They almost lost their house because of the cost of their hospital stay, which by the way what was charged to the sixty five they had a heart attack the literally one month before she qualified. For Medicare, but the point is, is that the hospital would have charged this senior couple three times the amount they would've charged an insurance company. So no family ever should have to make that decision in should ever a not go get care because they're afraid of the cost of getting that care I believe that we need to protect the affordable care act. It's not perfect. There are things that can be done to improve it but ultimately what I spent, literally a two years is defending it. From attacks from the very beginning when the first. Pieces of legislation I voted on with allowing the US Congress to fight the affordable the. Administration's a lawsuit. In state lawsuits, Dancy Affordable Care Act, which were now going to hear in the Supreme Court right after the election on in. So you know it's so incredibly important, but we have so many. So many families here who rely on that it opened up access for many people who could not afford healthcare previously. Congresswoman the social security system has been called by some your colleague Dina Titus among them the one of the most successful social programs in the history certainly, the country if not the world the, there have been a lot of proposals about how to extend the long jetty of that program we keep. That, it's going to run out of money. You won't be able to provide benefits at the level at does now One of those ideas are right off the top I wanna get your thoughts about this is to either partially or fully privatize at system by taking some of the money that comes in through taxes and putting it into the stock market paying returns out of that what do you think of that ideas are a concept? Well the. First of all social security is so important to fifty million seniors ten million Americans with disabilities, their sole source of income in Yes unfortunately. So many times at in the US government changeable happen when it becomes a crisis crisis level. You know honestly but I believe what I need. What I believe is that the benefits that seniors get in people with disabilities was for from social security. Should not because they should stay the same increase cola but we need to obviously find sources of revenues. I am not a fan of gambling with people's income in. Really. Their security with the stock market, and so I am not a fan of privatizing social security by basically going to the stock market to support it on. You know I think that there's options. One thing we never really talked about is raising the minimum wage in the impact that that will have on social security because. So many of our lowest income Americans on are basically relying on social security. So fake in on have increase in salary in the beginning pay into it will. Obviously help. It's not going to eliminate the they imbalance, but will help it I. Think we need to look at progressive options for how we manage this but I certainly don't believe privatizing it is is the answer. Know what you're absolutely right. You are the only person in our interview series so far to. Link that issue the minimum wage to so security in in terms of people paying in at a higher rate earlier in terms of extending the program although I think you're going to get a little pushback from. Nevada, gambling industry for acquainting them with the stock market that might not that you make a phone call. After this airs. So the most recent estimates show that the social security trust funds will be exhausted by twenty thirty, five s their most recent date. It's a moving target that date but some people say those estimates are too optimistic because as we talked about earlier in the broadcast people are out of work they're not paying into the system now at minimum wage or any wage because they've lost their job in their their their they've been furloughed or laid off and they're looking for work so. What ideas do you have an we'll talk about some specifics later but to stabilize the funding for social security going forward given that you know maybe a a looming deadline for you. Know several years ago. There was a bipartisan commission that was formed to look at funding for social security and they had come up with some some options for doing that like I said I think that we need to look at on progressive options. So basically, you're most wealthy Americans sue may have other forms of retirement security retirement income may be they're not drawing as much down on social security. So I think there's options that we need to look at it and make sure that it is porting. Are Most vulnerable seniors said it's supporting the seniors who worked in put their money into the program I knowing that it would be a source of income in their senior years but there's there's several options out there. I. Think that looking at them out one by one rather than as I like to look at things comprehensively as package and so but this is gonna be something. We'll get to a critical point especially. We haven't talked about the Heroes Act in wet hits happened with the pandemic. Negotiations but the impact when you start to think the domino impact of not providing Americans with another relief package, which found the president's decision today just so disheartening, we felt like we actually pretty close to bipartisan agreement but when you think about what it's going to mean for Americans who are going to be out jobs for longer. You. Know the support that we're getting for state and local governments for Medicaid I'm just really worried in. That's why I'm going to continue to work. As you know I'm in the problem solvers, his half Democrats. Half Republicans, we actually put together a package that was the basis for the renewed negotiations and so a we're we're not giving up because as you know this has far reaching ramifications that we have no I don't even think we even have the understanding of what it will mean We will we will actually go through this look fairly comprehensively out. It's glad you said that that's the way you prefer to do it. That's the way we prefer to do it here as well. So we will do that after we take our next break. In our RJ. Aarp Twenty Twenty Congressional Interview Series We'll be right back. Right. Now, the health and financial security of voters over fifty are on the line. That's why Aarp Nevada is fighting for your voice to be heard. Aarp Nevada wants to make sure that you know all of your voting options in that all Americans can vote safely where the choose to vote from home or in-person to learn more about your voting options. Visit Aarp, dot org, slash en vivo votes. That's RPI dot org slash envy votes paid for by AARP. Back to the RJ AARP. Twenty Twenty candidate interview series we are talking about. Social Security with Congresswoman Suzy Lee. WHO's the Democratic incumbent he ended third Congressional district congresswoman I think everybody agrees with something you said earlier, which is that social security. It's an extremely important programme ninety three percent of Republicans in an Air Aarp. Ninety nine percent of Democrats Ninety, two percent of independence. See It as a very important program. But in that same poll fifty, seven percent of people said, they were worried that they about the future of the program they said either that they don't trust the government to keep its promises that they think the money is running out that they they think politicians have taken money from the from the trust fund in the past, which is true and they just not confident in the future of the program when you hear that on the campaign trail and seniors come up to you and say that, what do you tell? I tell him I to foremost that I agree. But most importantly, they're worried about their benefits are they going to see the benefits cut and on you know I think that like I said before there are some comprehensive proposals out there most importantly, we need to make sure we're supporting our most vulnerable seniors in that they have the availed. Ability to retire in dignity especially when social security become their sole. Source of income you know we talk about tax credits we could talk about caregiver credits, I mean there's there's proposals out there off for how we can extend social security. But most importantly, we do not need to we need to protect the trust fund to and make sure that it is only being used for social security. Payments and but it's incredibly important but I think most importantly people need to know that I'd. Often. When you get into these situations, everyone's like let's just go to the stock market. Let's invest this money. We can get additional earnings. Now higher earnings bring higher risk and I don't think people are willing to risk. Their retirement on you know on the stock market with their social security benefits. So I think there's options we need to look at in terms of stat tax benefits in terms of even how we extend benefits. To your wealthiest Americans versus some of our poor Americans in do admit affair manner mark so that people get the benefits they need to survive in. You've already said. So one of my questions was about reducing benefits, but you already said earlier in our broadcast that's not something you're interested in. You either want to keep them at the same level or increase them with the cold. I. Think I heard you say. Yes. I. You know I don I don't WanNa cut benefits at all I. think that now more and more seniors living longer they're. Hopefully in, we talk about this later but wanting to live at home as long as possible on install I think that there's things we can do and it's not just with social security with Medicare with a other support services to be able to allow them to do that. and. One of the one of the things you also mentioned was a more progressive system. Some people have said, listen we need to raise the threshold of income tax for social security right now it's it. is capped around one hundred, twenty, thousand. Some people say we need to raise that hundred and fifty, two, hundred, three, hundred, four, hundred, thousand and tax that whether at the same rate or maybe at a at a progressive rate? What do you think of that idea? Listen. I. I, like I said I, there's many options being thrown around. It's cutting benefits is seeing increasing the calf. It's you know. Charging more for people who earn more et CETERA. So I think that you know we need to look at all of those comprehensively and I'm. You know willing and happy to get involved with bipartisan group who will take on this incredibly important issue. That's important is so many Americans now you though you specifically would you Something that you would consider voting for. For. increasing. It listen I would look at it as part of a comprehensive plan I'm not I'm not going to commit with that until I see what all the options are able in. You know listen, this is a huge program. It's something that seniors have relied on for hundred, one, hundred, one, hundred, and eighty year. When was it developed? Eight years. Anyway it is. It important program one that you know my mother relies on it, and so I just WanNa look at it a long with all the options on the table but non rolling, not rolling it out. But I'm not saying that's the one. In only answer congressman, we were discussing some ideas about lengthening the the lifetime of social security. there's some people who say that we need to raise the age at which you can retire and get full benefits and so that age has has gone up gradually over time if you wait longer, you get a larger benefit. To retire people say, no, that's not a good idea. Disproportionately impacts minority residents who may not have a the same a lifespan would your thoughts on that? Listen I you know as I said, I have a commitment to making sure that we preserve the benefits for beneficiaries of social security and raising the age will obviously be a cut in benefits so. I think that you know as I said, there's other options in terms of tax credits in terms of qualifications, etc. I think that those are things we need to look at on a comprehensive basis, but I'm not a fan of increasing the age in which you qualify. Okay. this this next one is my favorite and I think I think it's my favorite 'cause I. figure if I say it enough maybe it'll happen. If I went down to the Green Valley ranch tonight I won the megabucks. Jackpot knock on Wood and I became wealthy enough to where I didn't need myself security. Now it isn't an entitlement I've paid in all my life and I, ever in that money for sure. But if I don't need it isn't a better idea to say look we're going to put a means test. If you're wealthy enough at this level where you don't need the benefits, we're gonNA give those benefits as somebody who doesn't need it who wasn't either as lucky or as hard working. For whatever reason who needs that it in their benefit? The average benefit in the state of Nevada I'm told his fourteen hundred dollars s not a whole lot of money What do you think that is a means test appropriate. The Senate I you know I. Don't like I never liked legislation that changes the rules in the middle of the game and you know so many Americans have put in social security are were planning their retirement based on whatever their monthly payment is, and you know who is it for me to say you do not deserve it I do think that we need to. Look at progressive solutions where people who do not need as much. Maybe don't get as much but I don't think like doing nuts I think anything we do so security, which is why it's important to start now should be done on a gradual gradual basis because so many people I mean, this is the lifeline for so many seniors in our country in so having. A snap the finger make change is not gonNa be you know it's just not going to work for many Americans. So I think we need to get on this issue immediately and start making some of these determinations are congresswoman I note in the political ads against you people are trying to more few into Nevada's version of a Nancy Pelosi but I don't know if that's GonNa be an easy task. You are. You are a moderate on many issues including the issue of extending Medicare to every person in America Bernie. Sanders proposed in two thousand sixteen. He was an outlier in twenty eighteen more people were were in favor of that idea you've never been in favour that idea. You still aren't is that right? Yeah I listen I think that we all need to recognize first of all thank you for recognising. Really, I've worked hard to work across the aisle with people by their party of the Republican Party And I'm happy that I was endorsed by the R J just recently, but also recognized by the US Chamber and the Lavar Center for my bipartisanship and so is important for me. To continue to work on these issues in healthcare in affordability is certainly one of them in listen I mean Medicare, for all is a term that gets thrown around I. DO think that we need to look at options to make healthcare more affordable. Perhaps, a public option that people would have but people have who have their private healthcare who like their private health care should be able to keep it but we also she continue to work. You know right now all we're doing is basically protecting. The. Affordable Care Act for so many people right now people need to have. Access to affordable options, and that's why it's being. So important for us to fight the onslaught of every attempt, it's been made to repeal protections for people with preexisting conditions It's you know I, mean, look around I it's you your family. You know someone one out of two of US have a pre existing condition. In. And basically having those protections so important. In terms of in terms of that public option, I have heard people say if there's a public option under the affordable care act, that will spend the ant spell the end of private insurance. I'm not sure exactly how that works is that a concern for you at all? I. Listen I think that again I think our ultimate goal is looking at how we reduce the cost of healthcare and one thing I want to. You know talk about especially as you talk about Medicare, I think we're in talk about nursing homes later is looking at what we value in healthcare and what type of care we value in how we incentivize people to access healthcare and when we make it. So incredibly unaffordable people are afraid to go get preventive healthcare they end up accessing healthcare at the most expensive time with. The most trouble in? So I think when we look at options like. Improving the affordable care act of not in favor of repealing it on in. We look at, you know how we deal with Medicare? What are we incentivizing people to do in our? We get in the quality of care up for individuals at the lowest cost in one of the things I just want to throw out. With Corona virus in this pandemic now that we're on zoom. Tele Health has become an incredibly important part of our healthcare delivery in something that was not really done until it was out of necessity on as you know, I'm a member of the Veterans Affairs. Committee. Also, the chairwoman of Technology Modernisation on health record subcommittee in we've seen thousand percent increase in terms of veterans being able to access healthcare via telehealth. So I think we need to look at the whole. I'm just going to say the whole area of healthcare in are we getting people to access healthcare at the lowest cost but not jeopardizing their outcomes in their health in encouraging them to access preventive healthcare? World Funny. You mentioned that I just had a telehealth appointment before I spoke with you today and so this is this is a much better conversation by the way I just need to. Do you in in person one. You your colleagues. Dina Titus and Congressman Stephen Horford have advocated the that Medicare should be able to negotiate a used its purchasing power for lower prescription drug prices Congress. Even told me that the savings from doing that will allow us to expand the program. So. You're sounds like you're in favor of the. Absolutely first of all, you know being on the Veterans Affairs Committee and Lucky now, what the VHA does a negotiated for healthcare prices but you look around, I mean to think about it would be three, hundred, sixty, nine, billion dollars over the next ten years in savings but in that's why I was a proud co-sponsor end. Voted for the lower drugged Costner Act. This was the Elijah Cummings. Prescription drug. Act which had some major provisions in one of being allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. But also applying those prices to private companies on you know when you think about insulin insulin been around for one hundred years. But we've seen a thousand percent increase in the price of insulin over the last decade and you know in so we have to do something to control. The incredible increases in prices that we're seeing. Across this country. One thing that was important piece of that act also was a two thousand. Dollar cap on expenditures for prescription drugs for Medicare recipients so Many, important pieces of that legislation bringing the cost to prescription drugs down, which is so important to so many Americans who. Are, forced to either make the tough decision to not take the full dose which has its own health ramifications or forgo it completely. So that's why this was such an important piece of legislation. Unfortunately, it's sitting on Mitch McConnell's deaths like so many pieces of legislation we passed this Congress. Bipartisan it did receive some Republican votes. One question I want to ask you congresswoman is this a? Surprise when I first learned that the Medicare program does not cover dental procedures. I subsequently learned it doesn't cover things such as eye exams for prescription glasses routine foot care, which is so important to people suffer from diabetes or fittings for hearing AIDS shouldn't the Medicare program cover those things those things seem to be things that seniors definitely need. Absolutely I you know listen on one of the things that we are focused on at least I. AM is making sure that seniors can remain in their home as long as feasible for them and you know having these support services that are so important that really do lead to quality of life issues and could leave to debilitating. Circumstances for so many. So again I it's part of you know too often we get caught in making one decision, but not understanding the holistic aspect especially when it comes to healthcare and providing these services to me such an their preventive form of healthcare, and they're important to making sure that. Our senior population can continue to age in the. Dignity the security of their own home and now be. Institutionalized to sell. Yeah and that's a good segue LE. Let's talk about that We can talk about nursing homes in a second, but before we do that. There are a lot of people say look we need to have programs and support so that if a elder parent wants to stay in our own home or live with their family that they have the support that they need to be able to do that what do you think can be done on that front to to keep folks in their own homes or to help them stay with relatives so that they don't have to go who nursing home in the first place. I listen this was important part of the aging with Dignity Act of which I was a ritual co-sponsor pass to miss legislative in this congress important piece of legislation because it was basically a reauthorization of the older Americans act except we took some major steps to make sure that we have the support services in place so that seniors can I age with your families in their homes I, mean, this is something especially now that we've seen with this pandemic, it's impacted me personally a my mother has dementia was in an assisted living facility on came up twenty cases. In that facility, we literally were forced to make the decision to pull her out and she is now a. Limping it with Mike Brother in his house in. So this is something that's going to be so incredibly important and you know you asked me to talk about some pieces of legislation. This is it really important issue to me first of all knowing on you know demographically we're gonNA see more and more people enter their senior years You know my experience with my own parents and family and friends people want to remain home in their own home as long as possible and I, as I talked to you, we need to incentivize them to do that and it comes with what type of support were offering, and that's why I was a proud sponsor of the. Direct Care Opportunity Act, which basically provides for the resources in training up for direct care workers but also as part of the older, the the aging with dignity. act. Part of the aging with Dignity Act. Providing those support services food social services respite care so that people can have that support as they try to take care of their parents to elderly. Neighbors, friends and so I think it was an important change in the said. ACTON. UNST very proud of it. You were talking just before the break. About a situation, I think faces a lot of families that is corona virus and nursing homes that a lot of these nursing homes have been epicenters for outbreaks and a lot of people pulled their parents out in some cases not realizing that that may have implications for the insurance coverage whether or not. They could go back in once the crisis abates and all that what what do you think Congress on do with respect to nursing homes and Cova Should there be more PB supply should ha ha I should congress handle that situation. Will listen I think first and foremost We need to ensure the safety of the patients of nursing homes in transparency around what's happening within the nursing home. So many states at the beginning I don't we seems like so long ago, but we didn't even have a reporting mechanism for tracking. Cases within a nursing home nor did they have the testing the testing that was available for their workers I think first of all, just number one that pandemic. Having an impact on so many seniors, obviously a nursing home but to me, it's also It reflects the. Tough issues of running a nursing home and you know first of all, many of the employees are lower paid employees, they're accessing malt the. Traveling going from multiple nursing homes a so. It's not just P. Just for your nursing home. But for all of them I, think there needed to be more robust testing early on. making sure that we were preventing the spread and also, of course, the practices within the Nursing Home There are several bills that have been a introduce to address these issues but ultimately, that's why this Heroes Act and the fact that we passed. So important getting critical p. p. e. a. into our healthcare providers and providing the resources so that our nursing homes could adequately tasks could adequately protect and report what was happening within their homes and so. But I do think that we're going to see a potentially shift in how people care for their our senior population and But I do think that it it luminated the need in the in tough. It's a tough situation because nursing homes get such lidl Medicare reimbursement or Medicaid most of you know lot of people are there on Medicaid. So they're literally on a shoestring budget, and so that's why providing those extra resources in these bills is so important. And it's also I mean, it's gotTa be a wrenching decision all the way around a not only for the senior who's now going there and his scared and not sure what snap and but also for the family. There there there's guilt and and they you know they're they're not sure what to do. Then Cova comes along and it turns out to be a big problem. Yeah Listen I. This was a decision I'm one of eight kids. So imagine us we had soon calls like this. So, it was a very heated conversation you're dealing with the care of your parent you WanNa make stir that they have the best care possible But to me, it was also the emotional toll as well. You know being isolated in a facility. also takes its toll on the patients as well, and so you know neither peace the piece that was provided in this legislation is allowing for the broadband allowing for access so that people have ways to communicate other than in person which you know so many people went. So long without seeing their loved ones who was just really an awful timing is still happening. Not GonNa make that can make a very big differences seeing somebody's face will congresswoman. That's all the time we have for our our interview today. Thank you so much for taking the time to to do that and for green participate, we really do Khorshid. All right. 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You know she's cheese was like super clean. It was just Kinda like I. Don't follow that. That's why go. Dude. A Bro. You know as say or whatever I go. You gotta you gotTa. Clean it up yeah. He goes. What dude the headline of Bro? You got to be so then he second show he doubles down. Yeah, because you exactly what? To do. Of course, he's GonNa be doubles down. Yeah, and he does a bit about like. You know four fucking midgets. That's my other. Daughter to alternative closer. That's go opener. fucking midgets by the way that is a funny concept I don't even know the, but it sounds. Anyway. He. Learned gets upstate and look around the eyes. You're fired. Oh you fired on the spot. Yeah, try to fight you you. You can't do that. Did I just called? Raymond you're gone. I. Just Call and I. can go even higher. Yeah, you're done dude by by CAN. Can I say something well two things one. Happy Fourth of July. I hope everyone had a great fourth of July weekend Oh. I, hope everyone party. Bobby set off fireworks. And Bobby lied to me. Bobby said that he was in Joshua tree and it caused a panic. I said Hey. Do Word Recording today? And you want to be honest. I called you and said hey dude. I rented an AIRBNB in Joshua Tree. And I completely forgot about it. And then you go get fucking kidding right if I can kidding. I can do. And then you go three three thirty. You GotTa be here and I go I'M NOT GONNA make it. And then you you got. You got to be real what you did. You're not being honest about what you didn't your I'm a good tell if someone is bullshitting me. You are not to have an actor and you sold it better than I've ever heard. You sell anything. Why because the? The disaster. Is Out why. Why is that? Why Watch the new game show with Rob Gronkowski and Robbie Ray. Don't make fun of my projects I. Want to your project. My acting skills. You're not that good of an actor, so what I'm saying. No but listen listen. You've got emotional on the phone and you suck I bought into it. I know you that you said you go. The whole family's up here and jewels and animals, and then I got worried. I go fuck! They did. Maybe he took the whole family and they need to do so. You sucker me with emotion, I? Know I was not believing it until you got motion. That's called acting. That's good acting. You got you've got suckered into couldn't see you I could only hear the matter. That's how good I hear a good voice actor. You're a good voice actor. You'd be a great voice actor. In fact, there's new slots opening up in Hollywood that white people took of non white roles. I'm on a first of all number one. You fucking Cock sucker. That's a show number fucking Cock sucker I wanna Netflix show coming out. I'm a regular on. What's it called? It's called inside job. With Mike, dirty jobs spinoff with my grow. No, no! What is it about? It's about to but to scientists that worked for the government, but we're like A. I don't WanNa get into it because it's not out yet. Because you don't know what it is I, do know what it is and number. Two I'm in a Sony movie called which dragon with Jackie Chan, me. Jonjo and I'm one of the leaves. It's a voiceover movie coming out. And I've also done. On the awesome, which was a fucking Hulu up, so fuck you do I said you're a good voice actor. I, everything. No, whoever the I can't dance, you're not a triple threat. You can't sing or dance. You can act, but you can't sing or dance. Period people like Daddy while you dyson. It was because of me. So, you lied to me about going to AIRBNB and I almost I almost wanted to tackle. It'd be like. Is this fucking real? Because it? You've got that much that I. was like fuck many? You guys really fucking desert. In I are you are a great ad hoc? You know you give a fuck I. Don't believe you I'll never believe you. Now I'll ever believe you and also I'm doing you a fucking favor by being here right now. Okay, so you're doing me a favor because I, we came in on a off day. Yeah Oh. Thank you so much, bobby. Yeah, YOU'RE SO SWEET! I'm sorry to interrupt your. Jerk off video game sleep troll schedule Yeah you burger. Booker. You're a booger. Why because I'm yellow and slimy? You GYRO fucking. This is my month. Your Guy, thank you. This is my mother Heart Yoga. This is my month. This was this was my celebratory weekend. This is the this is the independence of the United States of America Pal. You, know. Do you even know what the fourth of July by do know? What's it about? It's about when Magellan came here and then no so thirsty for Franco the boat. No, yes, let me. They came here from the necessity for different. Go Boat Right and they hit Plymouth Rock. They didn't let me finish right. Yeah, and then the Susan Marie Boat Right Yeah with the other guy, Colombo yes riding. They came here dude, and they fucking gave the Indians the blankets. Yeah keep them more right, and then Washington d came. Right Washington D Cave Dude. became our first president. Dude, that's the. Basis of independence did they signed a proclamation of independence? And that's what happened. Thank you so much. Really over fifty from Bruna. Do you now strip I? Do you know what Fourth of July is? What it means. I just know that. the colonies were fighting the British while and then. They won so knows more than you literally knows more than you yeah not born here knows more than you literally knows more than I. Honestly believe you don't really know what it's about. I, don't! Why do we start off fireworks? Do you know what do you know? I have no idea and what you're. Doing right now, and this is in your name I'm trying to revoke your. Trying to get you out of this country. No, once you go back to where you came from that, you like to put people in shame. No, not you I like to call you like to cause trauma I. Want Rudy Shine you. Because of how are to her? Sometimes I want her to clap back at you alive so good to her at home. I might not get to you at home. I'm so good to her at home. Wait I can I show something of Rudy I got sent this. This is so fun look at. This, who is? Bobby, who is that? Do you know who that is with? That guy shows up every once in a while. My House think he's the either the gardener, or is this guy? He is sometimes ends up in the sometimes. See Him the garage. So this is a member. This is the newest member of the household, yes. People at home ramone this is Ramon Ramon. We want you to meet Ramon. Ramon Val de. R- he's. How old is he? He's about eighteen, eighteen or nineteen. Yeah, and he works with you guys. He does work. He missed. Just mysteriously appears kind of like a you know a sorcerer, he he just POPs up. It's weird. I, never see him and and. Rudy in the same room ever at the same time. Did you know Ramon? Do Know Ramon well. Have you ever met him. No, no, you've never met Ramon. Yeah! He's a really nice guy. Apparently, he works Kalala, saying he he's. He's handy around the house. He fixes stuff he does fix dumps. He's very sweet. Those to make eggs for some big Ed guy, the big edge guy, yeah dogs, which is great, but he likes his eggs soft scramble, which is really annoying. Yeah, that's That's the new member Ramon Ramon and Ramon girlfriend. We have a picture of his girlfriend. His girlfriend here that's. That suzy, this is susie. Susie Lee. This is Suzie Lee. Yeah, and she I don't remember her. She so I know suzy very well. People say that she wandered around the house right, but I don't really recall. Ever see her you don't. Yeah No, she she this. This is the aunt of Ramon Oh. This is Ramona onto the remote remotes I can tell you something about her. Yeah, very cute. She has one of those little fat faces. You know those little, cute, little fat faces. And she's got. Very Nice Pudgy, little cheeks. Pinch her cheeks. Mind you. She's fifty. Fifty years old. Yeah, but she looks really good very tight vagina though. Really. Yes, wow, yes, and one more family member that's added to bad friends household. This this ladies and gentlemen is I'll tell you this is Sheila. Sheila. She's friends with his friends with Suzy. Yeah Sheila is. A lot now you can just tell by looking at this that she is a bitch. There's no doubt about it. She is an awful bitch. You know the first thing comes of her mouth, but I said no tomatoes. Sheila she gets so mad at customer service. She's not a nice person yeah. She for some reason she. She really does have a hard time. Just keeping it together, and it could be this fiery red hair. Okay, so let's let's be honest. Now okeydokey the face APP. Everybody knows this is you? This has been a honestly. If I was single. Would I fuck that girl, would you? Be Real. So really yeah. Do you think she's keeps you? Wouldn't date her. No, no, no, no no I was in Dayton Dayton Ohio. Playing the funny bone, or whatever and I and I should come to the show and I'm like hey. I really love your performance. You're so funny at just be like. Yeah, open your mouth and. She looks okay she does she. What do you think route is Sheila Gross? She looks intimidating, she looks. Cuter, Sheila or Susie let side-by-side it. WHO's cuter like Susie? You like Susie Lexi's because you're racist. You something. Yeah, if you you're single, yeah, would you hook up with Susie? If I was single? Okay, let me be honest. Susan's Susie looks like. Okay her face. This is not about you. She looks like she drinks and smokes a little bit too much. She looks like she's been. She's weathered a few storms and I bet you she'd had fun couple of late night clubs to go to so yeah I might take Suzie out. Am I going to call her again. No chance no. Same with Sheila. susie looks like one night stands. We are as women were. These are one night. Stand women. You know that old racist terms that that Vietnam. Vets say two dollars I know all. Yeah two dollars! Dollar. A! Dollar, thirty. She's a dollar thirty. FUCK FUCK! How much am I? I mean I'm sorry. How much you Sheila Sheila is. She looks like a fucking eighty dollars Vegas girl really I. It makes me feel good. Dollar thirty five, but you know it's funny when to make up comes offer both of these girls. I know right. Yeah, not good looking and Ramon by the way Ramon. Real. Yeah is sexy as Shit Ramon Jujitsu. KRAV Maga yeah a big KRAV Maga. Dude he is actually super good. Looking I'm not kidding. Yeah. I've shown this to a few friends that listen to the show. Yeah, and they didn't know who it was I. It's so yeah it was really it doesn't look like like you re. It doesn't look like so strange. We did the phase out. We all collapsed on the ground and we laughed hysterically. Wealth because it's so good, and then you saw, and then here's collide sent me her as I have hers in here. Where is it? Yeah, no, I've Oh my God. Kenny. Kenny to find you have to find Kenny I have it, but you know what the funny thing is about the face. Of Kenny you do. That looks like a dude. I used to argue. Rose the one that just sat you. This is this is A. Different. Version of his so this is this is virtually no no facial hair Kennedy. Kenny this serial. Killer! My cell serial killer. Why so? Why is this one looks so different. That's what's so unique about the APP. Is that you this this. Kenny yet doesn't look anything like this can. But Yeah I. Know This guy this guy. I know this love. Kenny, yeah. He goes. He only goes the Tony Hinchcliffe shows. The Right? The left looks like he goes to the Thompson Garage show this guy on the seems like the guy with the beard seems like he's. He's just trying to be a little bit too much, but the guy in the right huge Brian Read Ben Fan. He stands outside of the comedy store and smoke cigarettes, and he waits to say one thing to you as you go by, and he's been practicing over and over the only thing that comes out and he's like. I don't like. You. Get those a lot. You get a lot of them gets so fucking drunk I. Know by that sad news, the store open and now they're closed again i. know because you know. The bars are officially closed against the worst is when you get off stage and somebody who goes good set. Right thanks. But. You haven't gone up yet. her. Yes. Well they may like your stuff from. No I. I've heard guys those. Hang on at the comedy store and say they say Shit just released irritates me. That's why I love what Sebastian Model Skull. He just leaves that He. He doesn't even even know he's there. He goes his way in. He has a separate entrance. You know that right? Yeah, I love it. Doesn't have to even see anybody he That's because he wants to go home to his family to he has he had young children? I think he just wants to not. A get no conversation where someone goes, dude cannot, and he just doesn't have to. He has to avoid all that shit. Yeah, I want to bar last night which one would tecom. No No, I wanted to go to the comedy store. I want to go and support now. You can't go anymore, but I really did. I really made me like heartbroken. They opened up for the patio. And you're like Oh God. We can't even go in there now. I want to just like a neighborhood bar. Just to have a drink to get out of the house. Were a mask. No, yes, dude, you have to your. You can't even walk inside and well. How did you drink? You took the mass down. You just pour it on your face. How do you do you lift it and you drink you put so what you do is. It was known that when you go to the bar, you have to put a mask on you order when you go outside of the patio to a beer garden where tables are. For free. ID's so that you had to take your the ask my. Id Look at my fucking face. I look I'm hoping for years old. Charleston Old Charleston Heston Yeah. You look like a Charleston Chew. You look like a used candy bar that's chewed up and then spit out. Rude. I chosen. Has It is a very very good actor? Dad and he and he's well the image that we have of them is not that he was handsome. You see like you're thinking about old. Charlton Heston? That's why you made the job. No I meant the attitude of like. My head, all dead body, my cold dead hands. You'll get this gun so while I I am like Charleston I'm I'm a? I'm a proud multiple gun owner? Soon I say Oh, I owned guns. Yeah, I own machine guns. Handguns for bitches I own. I own the big ones. Yeah, yeah, come over I fucking own. Come over and say the wrong thing Zukas. Wouldn't you love to have a bazooka by the way I that's the problem. That's why PG. Home! What would you shoot? I would shoot just up. The top of my head Crows Crows. Resentment no I would probably shoot like if you go to the top of the Hollywood sign, and you could shoot it at something where I would aim it at Public Toward Brentwood why. I know somebody I don't like. Bel Air on the way over so that. The people that are that will help you. So, we were going to say you went to the bar. And then I went to the bar I had a couple of drinks, okay, and then a new go with I. Know I went with Sheila. W- Sheila. and to fiery red heads don't enter a bar without making a scene. Did you No, I haven't been to anybody new. Yes. Yes. That's what I'm trying to say. No someone you don't know someone that actually cuts up clips. that works at a company that we've both worked with before off Air I'll tell you that cuts up stand clips. It was so crazy I rented him his wife, and we said Hi, and it was funny was like you can't really. You know it's like you can't like. You can't hug. You can't say hello. You can't really talk about much. You just be like hey, and then you kind of have a little bit conversation, but you're afraid of like I don't want. I don't know it's weird. It was it was weird. It was not even enjoyable. That's what the bomber was like. We had a little bit of fun, but The whole time in your head. You're like should I not be here? Is this am I is a stupid and it's open and I'm nowhere near anybody. We're sitting. Outside having a beer by yourself. You know this whole thing i. just I don't know where to stand with it. It's like it's either. You have those it's because it's so politicized that you have those at say I'll never wear a mask. It's against my. You know constitutional rights to free or whatever? Ones that are super paranoid like we are you know? But we can you guys yet like my my girlfriend I'm not super paranoid, but it's it is a thing that's in my head. It's in my head, but you know. It's not going to go away until we get a fucking vaccinations, Rudy, are you scared? The scared per people ever careful. That's what smart phrase you're not careful. You're scared art and she said she's not scared because she won't even let me if it let let me sit some. When we go back right now, but that's because collide has told her not to let you wander. I can't go to starbucks years. Why though you're a little I said it before your wildcard, you wander. You may end up somewhere that you don't belong i. just got a test. I just got a test back. Cova casts or did I not it came negative. I know and I've been doing my own shit. I know, but but she. No. Colli knows that if rudy lets you get away with whatever that you're gonNA you'll wander. You know what if you start talking to squealing Ronin or a fucking Hobo you are not. Want. What do you wonder Hobo Bobo with your little Satchel? You might walk. There is no I have. I have specific goals in mind when I go out. As folks adapt to this changing world, we're all going to be buying more stuff online than ever before. 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Just let them go, but they won't let me go because they're scared. Right. Okay, isn't that final you occupy then you should move out. You want to move in with me. Do you. WanNa live in my house. Look at me and you WANNA live new. You can come live with me. I already told you before that I. Just find the energy of your house to be a little stale for me. In it's restrictive. Crochet all over the house. Do you even have crochet nine years running around. Why do you get defensive? One of you my house a stale energy. Energy trying to get I. Don't know much about words, right. So I make things up to get to the so let me just get to what I'm trying to get to. Here's where my house feels like to you. If feels clean and organized, no, it seems it sterile office like. It is in office. It functions as my Home Office as well even in the living room. It's like the walls are Greyer. Blue, so you're not going with color. Are You colorblind? You're attacking me again. You're attacked. US Ally House. It's beautiful house then ended their. No there's handles around. Is that bad is candles BEC handles fuck. Everybody likes candles. Let me just get to the point. Did it smell good when you walked in delicious? Yeah, so fucking. Within I went to the table, and there's not a mark on Ed Yeah my tables in good condition, but there's not even a mark. There's not even like a stain or a thing it's. All the chairs pushed in. You know what I mean. All the place mats are perfect. The fucking showroom and KIA is this a twilight zone twilight zone it. There's something we whenever I go to a place and things are perfect, and things are in place. Something Bad's about to go down. And what happened? We ordered steak and we had a nice night and then you left saying. Luckily came fucking. Well away from it with no consequence, the dungeon master was out of town, but if he was in town, you would have been in the garage. Something Weird going on in the house, so no I. Don't WanNa. Live there. Yours. That's so mean. What will you know why? My stuff is all nice? Why because unlike you unlike you? My Mommy and Daddy didn't let me get away with everything. If we fucked up something, we would've gotten in trouble for it. You got to run amok and fuck up shit. Bobby! Don't do that and you got to do it. And then they're like bobby, and that's it. I couldn't get away. Away with fucking Shit, if I nick, the table dented upper, bumped it up. Then I get in trouble. You're a little run around loose goose. Doing whatever you WanNa, do fucking up everything and ruined stop. Yeah, interesting. Yeah, you have no idea the way I was reading Mommy and Daddy. Let your wife I'm like the way I am is because I lived in a fucking sweatshop. What did you make of that? It's every day I was either getting beat, yeah, or molested or something and. Just right and my house was so clean like your house. That's why you don't like it. Let me finish. Yeah, okay? And everything was so restrictive and you couldn't go to rooms at certain times. And this and that that when I left that house, yeah, I went the polar opposite. I immediately bought a gaming console. I Miss I got an eight a pizza in my new place department I. First apartment at eat half a pizza I just threw it on the ground and left it there for two weeks. Disgust knows I had to. I had to get it out had to cleanse it I. Express myself a real humid because yours comes from trauma, but my own organization comes from Mike Comes from Stepford. Wives bullshit that I it needs. It's taught by whom the by the military. Yes sir. Yes, that's what I'm saying. There is something about you. That's very militaristic. My Dad had a military dead. Yeah, and you're very clean. Cut and. Get in line. Man This is the way it's supposed to be worse I'm what they call F.! R.. E.. Free you're free I'm free as a bird baby, are you? Yeah, you're free as a bird when it went to your place, I love everyone in the house. Yeah Love Your Little Doggie. Thank you right almost too perfect. Well sit what dog what dog? What kind of dog does as an Asian guy? Yeah what when Asian Guy Walks into any house, the dog should be a little suspicious, but we've trained her well. No, she's also black dumb. She's black. She's black. She's black. She's an East La Dard data. That's her name so as Asian guy walks into a house. This dog's never seen this Asian guy. He sits on the couch. What does this mysterious doctor? What does she do? She sits right next to me. Looks at me with googly eyes, sticks his tongue out and goes. Pat Me. Yeah, right in our look. I'm the you're lucky that this is the type that came in. Because you're mean Chongchong from fucking your the first Asian. We've led into the house. We, only let in white and black people, and we don't let an agents your first one. I also knew that to note that energy. Actually that's not true. I listen to my house before you came to my house. A when you guys tried to wrap me out. When I was relapsing on drugs, guys try to double team me. We didn't double team you first of all. When she came over for Halloween when they were on the way to another party and We talked about you because she was worried about you. Because we're so, you know, it's so funny. The reason why the reason why I got sober. Yeah, it all came down with because of you I know you know that. Yeah, we talked about that. Not on the show. Yeah, you're the reason why I'm sober now. That, me smile, actually. No, it was sabotage wasn't sabotage. In retrospect, it was a blessing in disguise. I was worried about the time, I fucking hated you. That was worried about you, is he? This Guy Oh my God. And then, but now you know that, I. It was for the better. Everything happens for a reason I believe in my books. But. Yes, so you know I I'm sorry for me. Thank you for the invite. Dance around about you now? Let Me Patrick live in the house. That's fine. No I won't live in the House. Let me backtrack. You so much for the invite no problem although I. Find Your place neatly kept. And mysterious. In not in the best ways. I really appreciate your hospitality and I had a very delicious meal at your. Table that never been used before us. Everyday just gets cleaned. It just gets cleaned And We have a rudy at our Ding Ding Ding. WHO's digging up tables? What are you hitting table with? Do you play down like this? They'll know see your. This is your. Do you ever see? Do you ever see Lord of the Rings No you know I've never seen one. Okay, so or game thrown never seen one of them. Okay, so I'm GonNa teach you something when Vikings Right when Vikings. Exactly is not your people because you don't know how to dinner table, so when Vikings. When they go to village, and the horde, right or the victorious in a battle right right, they always make it to some sort of hall. Yeah, a celebration celebration hall right and the King stands up and we. All! Right. Everyone stand up, and they go clunk clunk clunk with their little cantinas right, and they fuck on the table, the fucking meat off the bone, right leg bone and they Vladimir. Come over here or whatever their name is. Right, Flou- car. Come over here and then they fucking. They'll do a Russell, and they use their tables because they're full of life and their full of expression in their full of artistic energies that what you do on your tables. We do and we're. Tori and cable, okay, and and your. This is a you. Honey inner time this. Let me just ring the bell. Thing being. Right, and then she comes up with some sort of a roast right with herbs in it. Is it because love? Your Herbs Time Tie Rosemary? Rosemary at the table writing and Dark meat or white meat. Dark meat you. And then you know somebody, probably slice it with Nice utensils. Bradley, puts it on the thing. Yeah, and if let me see if a piece of meat goes onto the table, it becomes a nine one one freakout Karen Emergency Hello Police. There's roaster just tripped on my table. Right and I. Bet you guys do this right? You probably go you know honey I'll do the dishes tonight. Do that. do we both? Do we both share the? Unspoken sometimes I do. I leave the shit on the table. You make you make the way. Why not do it do I leave the shit on the table. And I? Don't even look at it anymore. Like as if I throw the fucking, a Napkin down and I, just I all pushed the fucking. Play away from my body. And I'll just turn my body and just leave yeah! That's Other heroes clink clink, shit cleaning it right and the whole time. They're going fucking piece of shit man. I'm I'm going to find him a real guy. Oh, you're real man. Yeah. I, just said it. Oh, you're so. A real man just leaves someone to clean up. That's what a little boy does. A little bitch boy goes clean up after me. I'm not grown up enough to clean. That's what a bitch boy does. Yeah, a man cleans up I. do sometimes no, you. Never do he ever cleaned He tried last week, but then when I saw, the plates was still dirty. You scrubbed and didn't really clean them. You just put water on them. Under full girl! Thank you so much for say that. Hey. You're dear, dear. Dogs Freak out over the fireworks for real. Your freak out they just. Bought my. We had my dog a earmuffs. No, we bought her a It's called the thunder blanket. Do you know what that is I think so? It's under blanket kind of like it CR- hugs them, so they don't have crazy because of fireworks. FUCKING INSANE! How many people are letting off fireworks in? La and it's every night. We go for a walk POPO pro, but they're saying that. The government is I read this. Theory I. Read Governments doing it so conditioned to to Spang noises. Yeah, I don't think this. That's Redo. Believe that I do you do yeah I because I want to look up the story because I read that same thing that. You know this this is the government is doing this to get us us to. What is it call that martial law you were? They were like militant. were militant force. Look at large-scale displays into the evening. A week before the protests still now the middle of June in every night. There's still going on, but you know what's so crazy about this, i. At conspiracy theorists are fauna gas, and they're the goofy turn out to be real. Flat Earth, really. I know they proved it this year. I know I went to the edge. You have you been to the? I've been to the edge of the earth. What is was like what happens is I was in the ocean and I was in my ferryboat. Variable, new one, the new one that I have the other ones bad. You know what I mean and Jules been out there with me rifles two. With the song we sing is the Roches Oh Rochelle Rochelle Rochelle. It's my favorite bald. That's our favorite marry my. Heat's affair or any bowed right, so you've got to be around. We got to the edge and it's like Truman show. It just drops off. No, there's a wall. Oh, shit, it's a wall. Oh my God, and you! What happens is the my ferryboat right? Hit The wall. And I looked at Gills I goes again back to La that was found the end. We've on the end. You didn't want to figure out if there's a door or anything outside of it like he didn't terminal. That's it yeah. But is that True Gills? Did you see the edge of the earth? There was a beautiful at all or no. was playing because he was playing much like my house. Just like you're playing a house and also guess what honestly you're living in my house I. Know, but on honestly yeah I'm so proud of her. Why because two times during this podcast? Already? Yeah, she pulled the biker self not only that she agreed. Right. She. She normally would go. No, we didn't go on a boat. You know what I mean. She's she's getting to play along. Yeah, I honestly. I'm about to cry right now. Don't Bob don't cry I'm so proud of her death that that's that do that right? There is like a gun Insti- instincts who will thing that she got learned from you. Nuts that lurch you just by being on podcast I. think she learned just to add information or to agree right I never taught her. The rules of Improv right they just twice. You already did that. Yeah, yeah, you're getting you're. Going to have her own podcast is going to supersede this one. Are you getting more famous online now? By the way she has like fourteen thousand followers, really a- On instagram. That's more than like certain people that we know I know. Comics who are like. Living Right now. And she doesn't care she put. It posted one photo of the dogs. No there, there's a photo. This photo not. Just. Shut up. Just give me a second issue. We bring it up. Bring it up here. Wait a minute. What she? Go to bed. Ruby and I'll show you the photo that she. She put up this before this one. This one. La La la La don't. This oh my gosh! Look at this one and so. Rudy posted this and this is called This is called. Hey, it's me. It's rudy pay attention to me. That's what the title of this is. Hey. It's me. It's really pay attention to me Rhody Rudy. What are you trying to say here? Young Lady? What are you trying to say? What are you trying to say? You're young lady. No pulse right to like you know look at me. Look at me I'm a peacock for people can't see if you're listening. Rudy is trying to do one of those L. A. Model Girls Faces. And the face looks like you. You're either. You saw something in the distance and you're scared or or you're almost about to Fart. That's just prefab. She looks emotional. There look yeah, sunset is so beautiful. On the road of cry. Look at that tape percents verge of Prime Burj prime, or she's thinking. Is that Harry styles. She loves her, so rudy tell us the what is that? What's the? What's The vibe behind this? What was the reasoning of all this I? Think Lila helped me with the. They're strapped. Yes, yes, so she said you said. Did you say I WANNA? Do a third strap for the Internet. No I think. She did. Head in. Bad Influence your why. I'm going to his name. Did we talk about las with. About the guy in school know. There's a boy that you like. Oh boy I so. And I know who I had no, not his instagram. What you're gonNA say his name. You've checked them out. Oh, yeah, is he? You know he looks like a young weird Al Yankovic. Here, yeah, curly hair, curly hair, but also just you can tell that he's a funny guy. He looks like a young Jewish guy. He does a bit in his instagram where he goes, he just runs into Locker Hewlett jumps into a locker and falls on the ground. You know and so it's fun. Is he funny to me was funny. He's cute. Yeah, and you really like what happened was Rhody. Embarrass her, but already there she. She started following him, and he never followed her back. Oh! Son of a bit of a bed with a fucked as he wants to be after and he doesn't follow you. Follow your actor and doesn't follow Rudy want to pursue right. He doesn't realize that Rudy here's more famous than him. More famous of them, yeah. Yeah which is insane to me? fucking so I go to the girls I go. That's it. I'm following. An was sent him a direct message. Follow my niece back this you know. Don't do it. Yeah, that's embarrassing. Embarrassing embarrassed, but also yeah I want you to. Do it to, but do you do you? Have you had run INS with him in this over the summer now? When schools have you talked? we talked once the how the tell. Tell me and I'm so disappointed in her reaction. we were in class US history, and then he said something about What are you doing for the project? And then I started coughing and then I couldn't talk. You got nervous. You get so nervous. You started coffee. So. Jobs. What are you doing for the cloud? That's what she did. You just got tightened up and then did you say anything or no, that's it. For God. She blacked out. fucking window block all yeah in her mind. Do you think now? He thinks you're a Weirdo. Know that you said that? He laughed when he did that Oh. Okay that it was cute, so he gets it. Yeah, she probably blushed cough right? Yeah, her. And then blacked out, and he went weird. Your filthiness a weird. Guys are weird. But I wanted to tell her is. Girls are weird. I WANNA know his name so bad. I'm not going to say. I know I would. I would love to do is. Just to be listen. Okay, Well love to do is get in contact with him. I wish we could call him on the show. I know be, too. I wish we could do that because you're not he is. He graduated already right. Now we're GONNA see him again on a college. He's going to haul it right. You never going to see him again. What school is he going to do you know? You're never gonNA. 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And I we walked in and I was waiting for my dad to get my cousin and my aunt. And I look over and dude. It's his vivid today. As it's ever been, it was PROB-. She was PROB-. I was probably you know whatever ten or eleven or whatever? She was Mexican girl. She had been sixteen seventeen. She was a high school girl. I could tell and I was this young little nerd, and she was think about her at nights. She yes dude. She was with her little sister, who was probably around my age right and I look over, and I saw this tall girl. She was really tall, and had this beautiful dark skin, and she looked at him, and she smiled and I swear to God. My brain was like highlight. Those things I. I don't know what it was. I. It could whatever it was a click a and it just became like so da Da. Dark skin dark hair. She's so pretty in her smile down. I and you know when I was a kid I probably was forty, but she probably was sixteen and ten. You know when you see older kids. You're like. Yeah, you forty eight. You know like I'm twenty and you like Oh, were you? Were you own a bank? You know you've, but that was my first moment of like didn't have a crush on her, but I realized I was like Oh. Man, I like those things I. There's parts of me that Mrs that young love when you when you like. Oh Yeah. When you get a crush so hard, it's just it consumes your mind twenty four hours a day. You get nervous all the time to talk them. I remember like The for. I got I got set up on a date with this girl. Our friends were like you guys need to you. Guys need to be a couple. You need to be a couple of junior high. I can't say her name. She was the first black girl I've ever dated. And she was the last because they hit too hard, but she was. But our friends set us up. Our mutual friend set us up and then they would call me together. And it made me so nervous to talk to her. With our other friend. Listening because I knew the whole time. You're like. Don't sound stupid. Don't sound stupid. And you're trying to be cute like you remember being on the phone with somebody until two three in the Mo- four in the morning. You just stay on the phone all night until you fell asleep. You do that. You don't do that stuff, do you? Know because they have text in fucking instagram and Shit because for me. When I was twenty three I was still. Had that thing because they never got girls right? Yeah, so then I remember one time. I met this girl in I. Open for Carlos Mencia in San, Antonio and I remember him yelling at me because I used the condos phone from after the show till nine in the morning. And the CONDO was next to his weaker, you could hear me whole night and the whole night I'm just like. Yeah, so, what are you eating? You I I mean. I love those avocado young love. Right DT young love one time I'm to tell you the story. This is so sad. So I was way at this restaurant which one? Is called the Brockton villa. In San Diego lawyer. That's very nice. I know I know what that is. It's on the cove. For years, and there was this girl that had the biggest crush on in fact I hung out with her. Every day for about a year. In fact as a friend while I. Did she. You know she didn't know. I had this big crush on her. In fact, I would go do this coffee shop on my off days. Because at one time I saw her there just stay there all day. Just. In case, and then if I did, she never came there again right, but just in case if I did run into I'd be like Oh. What are you doing here? Do you like? So one night and this is a year every day I would either call her or hang out with her out. Asked for shifts that she was because she was. Yeah. So one day I go. She was supposed to hang out with me and I go What are you doing? She goes. I know we're supposed to hang out, but I'm sick. No you're not. I go. Oh, you're six. Okay cool. So then. By other. Friend goes there's this party. So I go to the party? And then some girl came at Michigan. Or. Are you here so she's here? Right? Shoes? She had lied on, and she's with someone else, yes. I'm looking all over the party for her. It's worth. So, then I hear. She's in this bedroom. Upstairs I'm not getting you, and then you in Sigli like she must be taken a nap at the party. Yeah, yeah, she might be tired so I walked in. Why would you do that? She is. Hooking up with this guy, obviously so close the door. You say anything no walking ago. She saw me though yeah. What are you doing? And you go. Really Nice Room, good door. Right and going out in back of the party, and they punch to tree. Fifty Times. You were just so angry and so her yeah. and. She ended up marrying the Guy Oh well. Then it's worth kids. Oh, that's worth it there, did they? They should name on their kids league. No, but I remember that hurts. Remember still. Even after Matt TV. 'cause she. They moved to San Francisco as she would. She doesn't listen lives like an outside an hour. Outside of San Francisco I. Remember playing the room there and then she would drive. You know what I mean with her husband. All by herself to have lunch with me. That's really sweet sweet. That's really nice. Yeah, so it started off bad, but and it really nice I with because that event happened right before it. Stand up here and I believe that that event drove me into doing standup. Really Yeah, there was a couple things I was kicked out of a band. Yeah, collapse and super we've seen we love your relaxed and superb, and then that had happened, and then also I had no money, and had no future I remember sitting looking at my bank account and said like seventy six cents. And I remember just going. I gotta call my parents for rent. I have no money. And then I remember going a have to do something drastic. Or this is the life I'm GonNa live. Yeah, just struggling. Yeah, and so without end then I'm never gonNA. Meet anybody. Oh all those feelings. Feelings of Doom I was twenty two years old, and you scared. I was scared and at twenty three, I walked by the comedy store lawyer. What's her name? The first name and thank you, Anna I think you had and I walked by the comedy storm. And the help wanted sign and. I knocked on the door. That's incredible. That's how it worked for you. I'll tell you an embarrassing story. That doesn't end so sweet. Coming my first year in college, a girl, a girl two doors down. Who I became friends with? We all became friends later. But I had such a crush on her I thought she was so cool. She was so cool dude, and she was pretty, and she was nice and she was athletic. I give you carry okay. Just. She was so cool. Yeah, yeah, and I was nervous. I know and I stupidly stupidly. wrote a note one night. And slid it on its stop laughing rudy. I wrote a note I know it's so lame. I wrote a note. Nice! Let it under her dorm door. Okay, do have question, yes, or no, no, no, basically. It was like I just want to let you know you know I think you're so cool and I'd love to hang out sometime and I was so. Nervous. and. She never ever. told me that she got the no. We never ever talked about all bears. Oh Poor Andrew. He became friends, but did you ever walk by her? We became really close so basically after that she actually dated another friend of ours right, but after that it was like in the past at some point, we all became cool on our floor and hung out. It was real embarrassing. Yeah, it's. It was those arena and it didn't happen moments. I didn't get your note. Yeah, she probably got it and goes. I have to for me to own order for me to move on in life I either accept this as reality or pretended didn't. And that's what happened I. Think first of all, she showed it to all the other girls making fun of me. All the girls doing floors. Yeah, know what that stupid red headed piece of shit losers. The Freak said to me thinks I'm cute and they're like. But you know what I did to get back at some of the girls that were being mean to me on the floor. A friend of ours worked at Spencer's gifts. You Know Spencer's gifts in the mall. And back then they used to sell sex toys to I. Don't I don't even know if they do anything don't did though I know the and so these sex toys and we had a friend get us. A bunch of sex toys, so we got a bunch of big rubber dildos. We used to throw them at people on campus from the bridge and at night your Frat, unify no okay at night. This is just me and my guy friends being idiots, but at night one of the girls in the hall who is mean to me who would would end up being friends with a girl that I liked she was just such a Dick to me for no reason she was doing laundry and laundry was the doors were wide open. You could hear the laundry through the halls. If even ninety a quiet, the dryer I threw dildos in the dryer. And turn it on so for five minutes until everyone woke up. For. Her and she opened up and she's like what. There's like five dildos inside her laundry. And we all which going on who would do that that's. You know what guys don't realize. How like some people guys like you know will snap I. Don't get any bloody in those snap. And there was a he'll kill them all. Yeah, what these guys don't realize as we. None of US got any yeah. The best part of growing up as frustrations of love, loss or being a you don't go shoot up with. Don't just get on the Internet and feverishly Masturbate hoping that your college roommate doesn't come home. Did you I had those you. You didn't go to a college, so like he never. You know you, didn't. I didn't but I had worries all the time of timing if my roommate was like going out, I knew I could masturbate and he'd be like going to to the gym for a while and I'm like how long it while. He's like an hour. I'm like okay like the moment he's gone. Nobody did live in my early twenties with six guys in San Diego and in a three bedroom apartment. Two guys to a room. No people lived on the living room. Spread out. And we lived with Christian. Okay with with the man of God. He was he he was not a legitimate devout born again Christian, oh, so he was hit a guy, no offense, no offense taken and Alex, and then I remember one time coming home from work and he's crying on the couch. And I go. What's the matter in? His hand was one of my Hustler magazine's You pervert I know and I go, and he gets up and goes. How dare you lay these things around so that I could sit in. And I go. Pages are all stuck together. He goes. I've been masturbating. Day He. He was also a guy. and. He blamed me I sitting. You made him masturbating. I just left it like right out in the open, the bathroom or something. Do. You can't poop with getting a boner. This piece of shit to would get sunny. Delight love Saudi Sonny delicious so good and I couldn't afford sunny delight. That's how poor I was. Yeah, and but also a sunny delight. F- And Came to. Excuse me. I work very hard and. I've been saving my money to get the sunny delight. Am I go? Yeah, he goes, and I would really appreciate it if you. Not Drink I. Don't might sunny to life. For me to figure out a system now see this, so he would take a black marker and mark every time he had, he would drink and market. Idiot idiot right because what I would do. Is Fill it with water. So eventually, it was just water. He's still doesn't want to believe it do he's just like the sunny delight tastes watery, but it's still too like. We, I lived in a house. I had a when I first moved out here. I lived in a two bedroom one bath, and it was three of US sharing one bathroom. I lived in a old dining room, a partition off dining room, but my most fun, too many guys. House was my second year in college. We all live together and we are house was a constant revolving door of just people coming and going and partying and hanging out, and there were no rules. People could just do whatever they wanted. That's how all of those houses were in, college. And one of my buddies, this is great. We got kicked out of a party because WANNA. One Guy in our group was trying to got argument or fight with some. Dude. And my buddy says. Says all right. Let's get the fuck Outta here before something crazy happens. We leave. We get in the car and we're all fucking shit. Faced by the way bad shouldn't know drinking and driving bad. Our driver was sober. I bet, but he goes fuck. Those guys. Yeah, it's fucking sucks. We always party over there that sucks. I got him good. I was like what did you do? He just holds up an eight ball a pool ball. He was a soldier a ball from their pool table. Why, what are we going? To. Buy One single pool ball, and all those fucking idiots. They're going to buy a whole new ball boob also. That was revenge. Were you like I was like well? You laugh that we were like well, that's. Pretty cool well. Who made you think of that? And he goes I just saw. About Balfour could take from them. I'M GONNA. Take over. That's pretty cool, never never never going to know where. This is the same guy. This is my my old college roommate. WHO The same guy! He was so depressed. He's GonNa. Listen to this. He was so depressed that he failed math for the nth time. And we were at a party, and he was sitting with his butt on the floor, and his back against the couch, and he had a handle of Jack Daniels sitting in his lap and I go come on, man you. You're being really weird man. You can't do this kind of stuff at a party. Like people are GonNa be fucking freaked out that like this Weirdos blacked up by himself as you either got to go home, or you've got a party with us and he no shit. He just goes. Oh! Go, are, you, GonNa throw up and he goes. And he looks up in the sky. And Block Fountain throws up. To three feet in this guy. But I respect him. He held his shirt out, and he caught it in his shirt and not kidding. Witnessed more in his shirt, and any egos retain me outside and I have to pick him up and he's wiping puke off of a shirt and I go you. Are you going to go home? He Goes I. Think it's I. Think it's time to go home. This guy was he was. He was a the best guy to party with, but also a like you. Who knows what's going to happen, right? Who knows where it's going to go? I have a friend of Nathan. I swear to God. He was in the blue man group shot up I sorta got like. The Blue Man Group was. It's not always the same guy I know there's a million. There's a million of them right. Yeah, but he was an alcoholic Nathan right and my friend Callisto Tell told me and they've been backed it up. Frankly stone. Yeah, yeah, so. Nathan was completely drunk in Vegas doing the blue man group and he was a blackout, drunk right, and he vomited into his drums, but then he had. subletters. The colors are getting out of the train is insane. We're GonNa Freak Lista so me and my stone. I lived in, silver. Lake. We every day. There's an El Pollo Loco cross the street and we would buy a B.. B. R. C. Burrito what does that being rice and cheese Oh. Yeah, yeah, and we would split it in half and that was our meal. There are dollar. That was all you can afford. That's all we could afford for the day. Yeah, wow, and we would. Be Thinking back. These arguments like like over the phone bill. You know how you get enraged. He'd just be like. We live a silvery. Right what what? Pay The seventy six. Like those kind of arguments when you're so poor now it'd be like Oh. You don't even look at the seventy six cents well. There is no phone bill anymore. Exist before cell phone arguments of when you're so poor like the arguments when you're so bright I roommate. My first roommate ripped up the carpet in our house when I first moved here and I came almost. Doing he goes. There's wood floors under here man. I was like what the fuck we have to pay for that Shit and he's I know we'll just tell the lamb. There's wood floors man and I was like. Yeah, do we fucking you rip carpet? He was just like well I. Don't know what to do and I was like I'm not a fucking security deposit I all mine back, fuck you. I'm not paying any of that Shit. Easy arguments when you're yeah, because you're so nervous, that's to collapse you I. mean I I had panic attacks that they were gonNA. Come get my car. My first car that I had that I was leasing. I was so nervous that I wasn't going to pay the bills that I thought I'd seen or heard of those. Those things where they repo- your car and they come just take it from you. Even if you're shits in it, they're like it's ours so I used to have panic attacks in the middle of the night that one because I didn't pay bill, and I was like they're going to just take my fucking car, and then I won't be able to get to my shitty job to make my shitty rent, and then they'll kick me out of this place. I used to have those tumbling thoughts every night. Every single night I had emotional. Feelings toward objects because of the experiences, yeah, because they meant so much I'm not even kidding you I had a white when I moved to L. A. I had a white Toyota truck and know my friend Jonathan Gossip, who was an who was a comic started with? He ask them. There were no windows. In the truck and the cab. You're all blown out. There are no windows. Ask Them. So you would be in the winter driving down. You know what I mean. We're four or five. You'd be so-called. Imagine the wind. It remember. I would park at lax to go on the road. And I'd come back right. And I remember one time. I came back and there was A. One of those locks on the wheels. They would get money. At couldn't pay no. I'm not kidding you. I walked up to the truck. I put my hand on the hood. In weeped. Like as if somebody had died, because somebody did die because I would never see that trump again. Oh, did you never see it again oh? Oh, because I had to let it go. I couldn't get it back, so I remember going. Thank you were saying things like. Thank you so much for the on. Wouldn't you want? Remember. We got in the car accident. We got away with the we hit that guy. We kill him and no one knows me. Yeah, and and I remember just so many experiences in that truck means so minds, and when you're poor, it means so much to you. Yeah, yeah, and you know what honestly yeah. That's why my table at my house doesn't have any. Nixon it. You want me to bring the story around. That's exactly why. Because? I had so little of anything that now never I appreciate you at what my story was is going through. Real life experiences no object right. I understood bought this bullshit thing for my Kia dining. In Your House of talk about I picked the table very very dental. What experiences Oh, we had meals here. We've a nice conversations there. When the Pandy broke out, I cried over Italy. If I walked, you went to Your House I go. How much was that? Let's say let's suppose that was three grand. The dinner table wasn't three thousand dollars whatever it might know what is wrong with hundred. Twenty Grand I know I don't know I don't even remember. If gave the twenty grand and I took a fucking wasn't twenty four. Fucking chainsaw here's twenty grand, and I fucking couldn't have you and not cry if you gave me twenty grand, that's so stupid I could buy ten new tables. Happy America, happy America, the greatest country in the world. Be Blast God loves you. I'm the best. 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