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EOC 166: Fracked Politics

Eyes on Conservation Podcast

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EOC 166: Fracked Politics

"Election day, November six Colorado. This could be one of the most divisive days in the states recent history. Now that probably doesn't mean much to most people considering the American political climate the last couple years, but this one felt different. This is the story of one twelve. No, not that one twelve I'm talking about Colorado proposition. One twelve though not as sexy in arguably much more controversial, the issues of health and environment taking form in the effects of potentially lowered birth weights cancer risks or contaminated drinking water have come face to face with the possibility of thousands of jobs being lost overnight and detrimental losses into the billions of dollars to Colorado's economy, and it all happens within twenty five hundred feet. Welcome to fracking in America. This is the is on conservation podcast episode one sixty six I'm Gregory haddock. I draw fracturing or fracking as it is more commonly known is a drilling technique used for extracting oil or natural gas from deep beneath the ground. It's most implicit explanation. It is a type of will albeit a very deep one. The process starts with a hole drilled a mile or more below the surface of the earth, creating a narrow mind shaft several hundred meters deep because the shaft is so long it is reinforced along the way with steel and cement to add strength and seal off the channel from surrounding areas. Once the well reaches reserve of oil or natural gas, the shaft turn sharply and against moving horizontally instead of vertically this horizontal movement can continue for mile or more beyond the vertical shaft next fracking. Fluid cold slick water is pumped down the shaft, creating extremely high pressure. As the pressure builds the surrounding rock, fractures, creating fissures or cracks that allow the oil and gas to flow. Freely as it is pumped back to the surface. When it comes to fracking regulations on the ballot. There are likely fewer places more concerned than weld county. Colorado where I live weld county has a lot invested in the outcome. Because nearly twelve percent of its workers are somehow either directly or indirectly tied to its production proposition. One twelve made it onto the ballot. Because for many the debate over how safe this process actually is. And how dangerous the wastewater by product can be has not been adequately dealt with. So what would the legislation actually do? Proposed guidelines set by proposition. One twelve with create a setback for all new oil and gas development, a minimum of twenty five hundred feet away from any quote vulnerable areas, such as homes, hospitals schools and highly traffic there used areas by people this includes public open spaces water sources playgrounds. Any other areas deemed vulnerable by state or local governments would be added to that list? It would not affect any new oil and gas projects on federal land and existing projects would be exempt. However, reentering old wells would be considered new developments and would therefore be subject to the new laws. Current restrictions demand. Wells be one thousand feet away from high occupancy buildings like schools and hospitals and the like only five hundred feet away from occupied buildings like homes three hundred fifty feet away from any outdoor areas such as the playground. That's left distance than Rockies third baseman Nolan has to run when expansions the ball. And of course, Phil here's his two to pitch and well, the left see you later. It might be an understatement to say that the average inhabitant of weld is cautious of change in two thousand thirteen weld county made international news when political activists fed up with out of touch liberals and Denver came together to propose the fifty first state of the union the state of north Colorado, not at all discouraged that one St. hadn't successfully seceded from another since West Virginia did it in eighteen sixty one the campaign was put to voters when those eleven counties took the question to the polls and voters in six of the eleven counties voted not to see. The spark for secession in northern Colorado. And in particular, weld county was aggravated by political pressures of how to deal and how to prepare the state for greener future through the introduction of more environmental regulations. That was one part of it. These counties are rich agricultural hubs for cattle and grain to boot oil and gas production in those eleven counties already accounted for nearly eighty percent of the state's domestic production in two thousand thirteen and since then the industry in Colorado has only doubled in other words much of the same tensions that flooded a movement to secede from Colorado six years ago have also doubled. We're talking about communities that make massive portion of their revenue from few specialized sources, and when those revenue streams are threatened in any way it seen as an attack on their livelihood. That's why when Colorado initiative ninety seven also known as proposition one twelve made it onto the ballot. This november. Over many familiar frustrations seemed to come along to I'm against it. I think it's too restrictive. I think that it could have been written better. So it wasn't so restrictive and impact so many people's so drastically outside the polling center in Johnstown, Colorado asking people what they think about proposition one twelve voted. No on one twelve. My husband works Neue field. I think it's a pretty bad idea for Colorado, just based on the amount of jobs that would be essentially dissolved if oil and gas was to be banned. Like, I know they say twenty five hundred set foot setback from you know, houses, but they also say from rivers and reservoirs, and I essentially think that that's a ban completely on Colorado. Very limited areas could be could be fresh out east. I am on. Yes. Because I feel that it's it's stain. It really is my parents live in Bertha out in the country, and they have one of those things I mean, really close to them. And it's just just from the little I know it's a it's a dangerous thing. My husband is a truck driver. So that would affect him. But I believe it's it's more of an effective of on on people and their health. I think it would be bad for Colorado's economy. I think it costs a lot of jobs to be lost. And I think it's an important sector in our economy proposition, one twelve well, if proposition one twelve goes into effect if it's boated, yes. Then the state of Colorado is going to be in dire need for tax bunny. So that's my opinion. Protect Colorado, the main opposition group against proposition. One twelve declined to be interviewed for this story, but spokesperson Karen crummy has said the effects would be devastating with thousands of jobs lost and billions of dollars for the economy as well. Some opponents have even gone as far as to call the proposition a total ban on fracking. But is that true? Exactly. What would be the effects of the proposed setback on new oil and gas developments to find out? I went straight to the source of proposition. One twelve spoke with an Lee foster and her exuberant, puppy Jacobo. It's so nice to meet you. Nice to meet you too. Cova? She koba. Hey. My name is Ann Lee foster in a volunteer organizer with Colorado rising, and I'm also one of the ballot initiative proponents. So my name and Suzanne Spiegel's name is on all the paperwork that brought the law to the state. I began by asking MS foster why the ballot initiative and not another avenue like the Colorado legislature. So really years of community organizing of citizens Colorado's across the front range trying to address this massive industrial oil and gas activity that was encroaching on our communities. So we have gone to the state legislature the courts, we've gone to our city council meetings gone to the state regulatory body, the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission, and tried to have any sort of common sense protections put in place for our communities against fracking and oil and gas activity, and at every turn have been told that nothing can be done and that the industry will develop how and when they want without any say from our communities, and so that has culminated in the citizens attempting to balance the scales and take. Power back by using the direct democracy process of the ballot initiative. I don't think there was one instance in particular, but but like I said years and years of people trying everything going to the governor going to the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission and the commissioners are literally texting on their phone and not listening to any of the public testimony. We had nine out of eleven oil and gas related bills die at the legislature this past session for really really simple regulations and provisions to make oil and gas typically a little safer, and so the the culmination of all of that of all of those efforts really showed these people us that the only way that we were going to make any real change is to do it ourselves and thankfully in Colorado. We have the ability to do that through the ballot initiative process. Oil and gas companies are quick to remind us how safe developments are and every necessary. Precaution is being. Taken to ensure our safety and the health of the environment. If a ballot initiative was going to impact Colorado's economy in any fashion. There had better be a good reason. Hell even democratic governor John Hickenlooper came out against one twelve and has been quoted as saying fracking is good for the country's energy supply. Our national security our economy and our environment. In quote, here's audio from townhall a couple years before one twelve was drafted when John Hickenlooper was talking about fracking and Colorado, Colorado with formations significantly deeper that the groundwater in almost every single the state the chance of the actual process of fracking, pushing the the Franklin into the groundwater is essentially an almost nothing it again, it's an industrial process. I don't want to minimize the risks. Right. It's got to be done properly and it needs to be regulated. But. Frankie is not this. His terrible. I thought to say that they have spilled Frank Lloyd into they've had pause. The. What a rip the. Fleet into gut downplay. That's hard remediating. That's probably we should respond should make sure that they. That doesn't happen. They're doing enough expiration ten they don't they don't even use Pinson, right? They recycle all their friends will be anywhere. I mean, anywhere with you. Adaptations or schools must those all that we should make sure there's no escape nothing that there is no no pissed that there's that we recycle everything that we do what we call aside from being a former oil and gas geologist Hickenlooper has also been heard telling people that of course, nobody wants it in their backyard leaving people to wonder if he can Looper actually believes that the process is a safe as the industry says it is. Hydrocare. Industrial process. For one year are exposed to explosions, which are obviously negative health impact benzine exposure, which is a nose known carcinogen has been well documented from oil and gas activity. There are several studies that show a correlation between low birth weight and living near oil and gas activity and widespread what what could possibly go wrong increased cancer risk respiratory disorders, all kinds of stuff. There's been several studies that have documented elevated benzene and oil and gas workers blood the World Health Organization has said that there's no safe exposure level to benzine. So that's very concerning and just last weekend. There was a Bank battery tank that exploded and injuring three workers and one of them is in a medically induced coma for the next two weeks. And they actually just started go fund me to cover his medical bills because he's not fully insured by the oil and gas company one of the most significant. Birthweight? Studies was done by Princeton University and the university of Chicago, it looked at one point one million babies over ten years on one point one million bursts in the state of Pennsylvania. And we just ask a simple question for infants were born to mothers at live, very close to active hydraulic, fracturing wells is their health is health compromise. And what we found is that within one kilometer. So that is about six tenths of a mile the probability of a low birth weight birth. So that is a birth at a way of less than twenty one hundred grams increases from about six and a half percent to eight percentage points. And this is about a twenty five percent increase to quite substantial increase. We also found evidence that between one and three kilometers. There is there is some evidence of elevated rates of low birth weight as well. L, although the effects are smaller equally important is at distances larger than three kilometers that is about two miles. We find no evidence of any impacts on infant health. So the bottom line from our study is that it appears that infant the probability that infant health is compromised goes up most clearly within one kilometer and possibly all the way out to three Colorado, two miles, and there's little oven for any impact further dismissive, and for those local communities, they're going to be judging whether or not the local benefits exceed the local costs, and they looked at up to three kilometers and showed negative impacts from being three kilometers away from activity as well. She's saying that what the ballot initiative is right now would still be within that one kilometer range. Right. Right. So it's a fairly modest proposition. When you're looking at. All of the health studies that show negative health impacts from living near oil and gas. The main can leak concerns are from the wellhead site. All like every single joint on an F you've ever gone up close to one of these things covered in you know, pipe joint. Pipe fitting joints, every one of those has potential to leak, and there's it's been well documented, the extensive amount of leaks from those sites that are putting off methane, which is incredibly detrimental to the climate as well as benzene ethylbenzene in these carcinogens says a recent CU boulder study, it was twelve it was funded by twelve million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. And they found that the industry was leaking three times what they had originally thought. So it's it's a significant problem. What what what does leaking into a water supply? Do that is definitely not a good thing. So fracking fluid is are fracking wastewater is actually radioactive so too Duke University studies that were recently published in the past month or so found that the interaction of fracking fluid with the shale layer actually makes the water radioactive the shale layers naturally radioactive. So if that leaks you're getting all of that into the water supply as well. So that's definitely a big concern. Don't want that to happen. The EPA has documented groundwater contamination from fracking one twelve passing would mean the elimination of eighty five percent of Colorado's non federal land for new oil and gas developments the Colorado oil and gas conservation commission or CO g. Has said nearly half of the total land in Colorado would be unavailable for use SNP analytics says nearly half of all and gas production would end within five years. The CO sees map has shown that about fifty two percent of the total state would be off limits to surface development, but they have not assessed what's accessible through directional drilling. What's what's accessible, what minerals are acceptable from that surface? And that's really the most critical data here to present. It only talking about surface development is very misleading because it's the that's they're trying to get at these underground minerals, which they can access from quite far away. I do know that there is some flaws and the CO C's G, I S data set that they used parts a lot of the eastern part of the state. They just simply didn't have the GPS information. To properly map from the identified areas that the setback is from. And so there are there are some flaws in that process. But once again, the the surface area that is off limits is a is a much different perspective than what's off limits from directional drilling. Wait a minute. Wait, wait a minute. If this feels like an episode of the Simpsons, that's because it's almost exactly right. It straight out of season. Seven in the episode who shot Mr. burns, my totally mistaken in picturing like burns slanted dro- company from the Simpsons bring any I know the Simpsons. Well, there's like a. Found out that the elementary school is sitting on an oil reserve in it Springfield elementary discovers. It is sitting on vast oil reserve leading mister burns to pose as a student to gain access to the supply. Scanner that has your secretary. There is one last here. I don't have a secretary or an interim. But sentiment. Dean, I understand taking suggestions from students. Hey. We need my phone germs. Thinking would be quite cooking. If you'd sign over your oil wheel to the local energy consuming. Mr burns. But it was not even to think I would mistake towns. Most prominent one hundred four year old man for one of my elementary school students. They've got monopoly to maintain. I owned the electric company and the what it works plus hotel and bolt together new hotels, a dump near monopolies pathetic schools. Well is not for sale particularly to a black hearted scout like yourself. Just to attack. You must have that full. Smith helped me do this. East starring turn. This is how I can find tank that. And please don't waste those. When that doesn't work Mr. burns sets up burn slant drilling company and steals, the oil from an adjacent lot indirectly above the reserve while the Simpsons portrays it in spectacular fashion, the process is real, and it's called horizontal drilling. No does which on our oil pump for the very first time. Here's our top student. Lisa simpson. There's no pressure. Someone else has tapped this. Well, I got on. To that mighty his food with its precious fluid almost six release me this. That's exactly what happened. So they can either drill straight down or they can drill at an angle to reach the shale layer of rock, and then they drill out into the shale layer and busted apart to release the natural gas that's trapped inside. So that actually that's so interesting that same scenario is literally happening in weld county. So there's a twenty four well pad site that has been set. Seven hundred and twenty feet, I believe away from the playground of Bella Romera academy. So they that's exactly what they're doing. They've put this massive industrial site twenty four while pad is the size of strip mall right next to a child elementary school playground. And they and the horizontal drilling will be going underneath that school. Kinda crazy still some statistics are showing that a place like weld county would be seventy eight percent off limits. That's a huge deal. If your family depends on that work. And this is let a lot of one twelve opposition to call out the proposition as an all out ban on oil and gas. So let's get down abreast tax. How much land would actually be off limits. Yes, there's two reports that were just came out one from the Colorado school of mines and one from our s energy group that disproved all of the claims that one twelve is a ban. What it showed was that using directional drilling and lateral drilling. Which is technology that the industry already has they will be able to access significant amounts of minerals erves from the available surface area after one twelve passes. So all of the maps that they have been talking about in supporting the claims. That one twelve is a ban are only looking at what's available on the surface. They're not looking at what they can access using lateral and horizontal drilling in Colorado about eighty five percent of the permits are for horizontal wells and they consistently drilled two to three miles in the state of Colorado. So even if they have to be set back twenty five hundred feet, they can still drill several miles away from that surface location and access significant amounts of of oil that they're trying to get as if this issue wasn't messy enough to make things more complicated. Colorado's ballot this. You're also features amendment seventy four which states that landowners can be compensated for lost access to mineral resources. The fears if proposition one twelve and amendment seventy four were both to pass Colorado could be tied up in a slew of lawsuits are you concerned about Colorado being pulled into lawsuits over private property rights for one as it stands takings does not apply in this to to prop one twelve at all. So property rights are limited. And they are limited in the fact that you cannot infringe on the public health and safety or create a nuisance in with your takings claim. So that's why there's never been a success a successful takings lawsuit in New York where they actually banned oil and gas it just doesn't apply here. Kevin Lynch takings. Oh, that's what the that's this idea that if somebody has. Devalued your property by not allowing you to develop it, then you can sue them for takings of your of your investment of your property. And so as it stands right now that does not apply to seventy four if seventy four passes. It does make things more complicated. Seventy four is a complete and total disaster for Colorado. And the implications are much much further reaching than just mineral owners will open the state up to billions of dollars of private lawsuits that the taxpayers will be on the hook for and the whole point of seventy four is a it is a direct response by the oil and gas industry to try and undermine one twelve so David Sirotta recently wrote an article about this and hey described seventy four as the atomic bomb option that oil and gas industry has taken to deal with prop one. Twelve another example of the industry just trying to intimidate and course, their way into getting what they want who actually sponsored the Bill. So it has been brought forth by the farm bureau. But if you look at the financing always follow the money. It's almost one hundred percent sponsored by oil and gas, Anadarko and noble energy are the two leaders in the in the can't campaign contributions for yes. On seventy four campaign and interestingly enough actually reading Anadarko 's investor call for quarter three that happened yesterday morning. I was reading the transcript yesterday in one of their investors. Ask them about seventy four if they had been in touch with the farm bureau about how it's doing and what their thoughts thoughts where they thought it was a net positive for the industry and Anadarko acted like they had nothing to do with it and told them they didn't have an opinion on it. And they weren't in communication with the farm bureau about it. Which is I think completely utterly fascinating considering they've spent at least like three or four million dollars trying to get it passed the fear oil and gas workers are feeling in places. Like weld county isn't about a disregard for health and the environment. It's about protecting their livelihood and supporting their families. I wanted to know why an Lee foster brought proposition one twelve and not a government funded. Green jobs retraining Bill for renewable energy. We are seeing across Colorado. But particularly the front range where the industry is absolutely decimating communities, and like, for instance, right now, they're two hundred wells being proposed in commerce city, a very very densely populated area near schools near near tons and tons of homes. And so we really felt like we needed a hard stop on on this ever encroaching dangerous development coming next to our communities. So I think that's an like an awesome idea. And I would love to be a part of of Bill like that. But this has really gotten to the point where we had to John hard line in the sand and say, no more like you can't come any closer because we really are facing a public health crisis here on the front range. We have air quality rating in weld county larimer. Jefferson Boulder County and studies from in-car and Noah have shown that up to fifty five percent of that comes directly from oil and gas extraction. So not the burning of fossil fuels, but the leaks emissions coming off of the extraction process. We have people as particularly in places like Erie that are getting their blood tested for VOC's that are associated with oil and gas development and those tests are coming back showing one year old and by four year old children with in the ninety fifth eighty fifth percentile for ethylbenzene and benzene. Ethylbenzene is directly related to oil and gas Titi. So we felt like this. We needed to really draw a line in the sand that was going to protect our communities and put a hard stop on the further expansion of this crisis that we're seeing according to the nonpartisan group ballot pedia through October thirtieth two thousand eighteen Colorado rising the campaign leading the ballot initiative had raised one point four million dollars to support its passing Colorado. Risings main donor was the food and water watch action fund, which provided nearly three hundred thousand dollars of that amount. The Sergio brand family foundation, Jay Hormel, Patricia Olsen and nNcholas wilder were in its top five donors, protect Colorado. The main opposition group as of October thirtieth had raised nearly thirty one point one million their top five donors were Darko Petroleum Corporation noble energy, Inc. Extract. Oil and gas as our see energy and PD energy on the books opposition to one twelve funded directly by oil and gas companies outspent supporters for one twelve by margin of over twenty two to one hit Nelson dark money. Honestly, I think that they realize that they were getting negative press off of how much they were outspending us. And so they're like British going to circumvent this and keep it off the bugs because it doesn't look good for us. Because a lot of those ads have popped up since the beginning of October. Which is when people really started to report on that. But I do know that Tracy Bentley has said it was Tracy. Oh, chip rhymer of noble energy said that we're at war, and we need to crush this thing. And Tracy Bentley said that she is concerned that if we win here that we will that will start a ripple effect in other communities will. The which I think her exact, quote was these things will start popping up all over the country God forbid, the people stand up to corporate power. So we need to crush them. What about energy independence? So you concern about that losing any varying degree of that eighty eight percent of the natural gas in Colorado is exported so it's not actually benefiting us. It's globally controlled market. We don't influence it. And and so much of it's exported that's what happened in two thousand fifteen the price of oil the price per barrel drop so much that it made fracking in Colorado, economically, not feasible and so the industry all but stopped in Colorado in two thousand fifteen saw major layoffs in oil and gas and actually Colorado's overall economy grew and you didn't see a drop in employment in weld county at all. But foster says our goal isn't to take aim at oil gas workers she sees herself fighting for the. Them to we want clean safe jobs and clean safe community for everyone. Well, it's county has twenty four thousand active wells that are polluting the air with benzene with ethylbenzene oiling. Gas jobs are the seventh most dangerous in the country. They a lot of times don't have appropriate insurance coverage if something were to happen, which is exactly what we just saw the Alta explosion this past weekend. We really feel that this is imperative to protecting our long-term quality of life, and we're fighting for them as well, these fights and Colorado are beginning to feel all too familiar to municipalities in Colorado in recent years have successfully passed moratoriums or bans on fracking within city limits. Lafayette and Longmont both were later overturned by higher courts the week before the election local TV station. CBS for reported governor Hickenlooper as saying he would make concerted efforts to delay one twelve regardless of the sovereign will of voters initiative governor Hickenlooper told our political Specialist Shawn boy that if it passes he would consider calling a special session to delay. Implementation. If one twelve passes, this is where the battle would move the state legislature would decide how to implement the measure problem is the legislature doesn't meet until January and one twelve would take affect almost immediately unless the governor Haslam acres back early. You could call a special session to delay. Implementation of this. Will you do that really look at it closely and try and bring the stakeholders together the environmental community on gas industry, the new governor. But the state Koehler should be the ones who have a voice in whether you call a special session. The two men vying to replace sick Looper both oppose the measure, but at the CBS for debate last month they disagreed on whether the governor should intervene. I would pursue every dress possible for that job killing Edger what we're talking about. Here is the sanctity of the will of the voters governor Hickenlooper says it's about how the will of the voters will be carried out the measure requires a half mile buffer between new oil and gas. Drilling and home schools are any area government Dame's of vulnerable, but Volmer Bill, for example, as one of the things not to find these initiatives are often bearable, and they don't go onto forty pages of what happens in this case. Or that case you you wanna minimize the unintended collateral damage. Right. This state oil and gas conservation commission says one twelve would ban fracking in most parts of the state. It's a big part of the state's economy. Right. You're talking. I mean fifteen percent some people say as much as twenty percent of the state's economy and something goes to half that that is how you spell recession if one twelve passes and the governor calls a special session, there is no guarantee lawmakers would delay implementation of the measure, the democratic majority leader in the house has come out in support of one twelve at the I mean, he's bought out by he's bond paid for by corporate interests. Like, this is why we're running this initiative because the politicians haven't done their jobs. We have. Been represented if if if any of these of our representatives of our politicians, and there are some that have dried, but overall if our politicians had stepped up and done what they were supposed to do. We wouldn't have taken on the task of running a ballot initiative. Nobody is doing ballad mischief for fun. I can promise you that. I personally am having a little bit of fun. Just because it's so amusing just all the most the antics of the whole thing they intimidation by the industry all the dirty tricks. But it's also been incredibly incredibly wearing on on me as a person emotionally physically. It's been very very stressful. It's I haven't taken a paycheck and almost six months because I'm giving everything to the campaign, and we don't have funds to spare. We are totally grassroots citizen led and we are actually doing this for our health like we are actually doing this because we see the industry as an existential threat because we are truly concerned about our communities about future generations about our air about our water, and it's been an enormous. Enormous undertaking. The most challenging and stressful experience of my life. It's also been an incredible learning opportunity growth opportunity, and I'm very grateful for it. No matter the outcome. Once again, if our politicians had done what they were supposed to do in represented the communities that voted them into office. We wouldn't be here. I think it's doesn't surprise me that politicians are aligning with corporate interests were seeing this all across the country. We have Ken Salazar whose very influential Democratic Party in Colorado is also Anadarko lead attorney. So I'm the lot of influence there. I know that Jared polis is pragmatic, and he doesn't want the industry spending money against him. So it's easier to just make your political calculations instead of being a leader and stepping up in representing your communities in your constituents. One of our volunteers said if we were anymore grassroots, we'd be dirt. And I can't emphasize that enough. I mean, this has been. Painstaking efforts from mothers and grandmothers teachers and nurses across Colorado that have had a crisis arrive on their doorstep, and they have stood up and said, we're not gonna take it. We will continue to fight. We'll continue to organize. No matter the outcome. And I think this is this is just the beginning of people stepping up and saying no more we aren't gonna we aren't going to allow this to happen to our communities. We were we are thinking about future generations where thinking about the planet. We're concerned with climate change. And we're we're not gonna let these corporations run roughshod over us anymore. I don't think the industry would be spending the money against us in pulling the dirty tricks and intimate tactics. Like stuff, I'm not even going to tell you about that. They are if they didn't think that we were for minimal opponent. And I think watching how the media has shifted over. The course of the campaign has been really telling for me in the beginning. Like, look at this thing people are doing aren't they cute moms band, and now it's like every time they talk about us. It's like this is the biggest thing that you're voting on this year. And I think that just shows that. We have where force to be reckoned with and there's power behind this movement. So I have not received any direct threats. I think that. They might just be stuff smart enough to know that I would blow that up in the press. But there have been some weird things that have happened. We get my get all I get people that call my cell phone. See crazy things Email me and say like why are you trying to destroy Colorado? Like get the hell out of here. Yeah. F- in lip. Tar like the I call Tarn like long day. Some weird experiences with people and pretty sure work for the industry showing places that just popping up consistently, and there's a little unnerving, but I really feel that I am in a position of privilege as white woman as the woman that lives in the United States. I don't have a family and so. My duty to use that privilege to speak out. It's election night and supporters of proposition. One twelve have gathered at zeppelin station in Denver Colorado to see the final results of the initiative. My name is Rachel Gilbert. And I have. Volunteered from one twelve just trying to convince anybody that I knew to try to use logic and reason to help them vote. Yes. Someone twelve I am a registered Republican who worked really hard for one twelve. I have not the only Republican that has worked very hard on this issue because to us. This is not a political issue. This is a health and safety issue. And you know, everybody is affected the same way by benzene, but leaks out of these wells, you know, you can have rich lungs poor lungs white lungs Brown lungs and read lungs and blue lungs, and they all get affected the same way, and you still get cancer. If you live close to the swells, and that's the reason why it's not a partisan issue. This is not Republican democrat this health and safety, and this is about people's bodies in about people's safety and about their children. And their children's health two thousand eleven when my mum in Greeley. She actually came to me because she didn't understand the letter that she got in the mail that was telling her that she would have the ability to lease her mineral rights. She didn't understand the implications of that. So she came to me, and I helped her understand what fracking was in the first place. I'm she had never really heard about it. And so I do have friends who are petroleum engineers, and I have friends who work in the oilfields. And I do understand what fracking is and the risks and implications of it in our communities. I also understand that living in weld county where we have twenty six thousand active wells living there when I was in middle school, though, air quality is very different there than it is that it was you know, in the. Early two thousands. And that is the direct result of fracking in the community in two thousand eleven I started trying to help my mom gather. Some neighbors of hers who also didn't understand the implications of being forced pools into a mineral middle rights lease that they didn't want to take pardon as such it turned into more of a campaign to get a thousand foot setback of oil and gas wells from where people were living that didn't gain much traction. We weren't able to get on the ballot two years later. Jared polis created his own Bill and sponsored his own Bill. That would also be of thousand foot setback that actually did gain traction. But then at the last minute Jared police pulled it from the ballot in order to gain favor with the political, you know, people that be and kind of use it as a playing card to try to. I guess gain political power. And so after being let down by police all of us felt very very bitter about that. What yours is that must have been two years ago approximately I forget exactly when but that was the last one, and then this one we started working real hard for because even though it was a more ambitious setback of twenty five hundred instead of a thousand feet having met Emily foster who had her name on the Bill. I knew that she had integrity, and that she wasn't using this as political, you know, playing cards to be played at a later date. I know that she believed in this very sincerely. She had literally nothing to gain monetarily from being involved in this. And you know, whether you're red or blue or yellow or. Anything in between people with integrity. You wanna be around those people, and they cannot be bought and sold. And I knew that about an Lee foster as as soon as I met her. I don't want to say that we failed. We were outspent, you know, like forty to fifty to one or something like that some ridiculous disgusting amount of number of of dollars have gone into the opposition of one twelve. And you know, what we were not outvoted fifty one. We were not. Democratic governor John Hickenlooper is against one twelve democratic governor candidates Jared polish who looks like he's going to be governor elect Democrats also against it. And Walker Stapleton the Republican who looks like he's going to be defeated tonight. Also against it all involved parties for the governor's office against one twelve as a registered Republican and somebody who's worked very hard to get one twelve on the ballot and to pass it. What are your thoughts about that? There is so much for politicians to lose. If they were to come out for one twelve. And I really see that as the main obstacle that. We as yes. For one twelve crowd. We had to go against too because every single person who's here, you know, politicians have everything to lose. So why on earth what they support something? When the stakes are so high in terms of campaign, finance, I mean, it's it's a rational decision on their part. But it doesn't mean it's morally, correct. I am I am very pessimistic to this would pass. As it is. I talked to a lot of people at work. They have been given false information that it. Basically people were told things that weren't even in the Bill itself like that it would affect unoccupied structures, which is not true that it would affect current Waylon gas production, which is not true that oil and gas would not be able to access their minerals, which is not true, basically. The oil and gas industry has been able to spread lies and they have gone unchecked by even our Colorado public radio. It doesn't matter. What your party affiliation is? It's just if you believe in health and safety over corporate interests, and apparently our politicians don't agree. Everybody for being here this evening. I'm state Representative Joe Salazar. I love. Look look at you guys. This is what community movements are all about right? What it's four digits people taken over five hundred years for a lot of things what is not going to take that long for this effort to continue moving forward and to get past. It's not because at this moment as we're watching the results come in. There are Laurent's across the state who are rising up against this industry. I wanna speak the moms of your rising. We're the first people in Colorado that were telling me about this issue, N, G, April, and Jen, and Wendy they were trying to keep fracking away from their children's school. They fought so hard these gave it everything they had. They did incredible organizing at in the ant Nate frac their children's school. Why because the CO GCC does not deny permits not ever. And that's why this needed, and that's why all of your hard work is so needed right now. Word threatened. Timid ID harassed every step of the way or sick of it. We worked with three different other petition gathering firms that we will paying together signatures for us in every one of us over they were all this out. Skipped town. Any steam stood strong. They stood by us nicotine to fight the fight even though the industry. Our opposition was paying people to harass us while we were gathering signatures. How's that for democracy? We would have people out on the street in twenty minutes. There would be two four six ten people rounding somebody gathering signatures, and we're talking old ladies on Walker's. Your grandmother out there on the street gathering signatures, and they would be twelve evil surrounding an old lady. Not that's the kind of industry regaling was here. Police better buckle up because we're gonna hold him accountable. We're gonna follow your residential Ron. Needed this station a year ago? Colorado rising Billick it was just kind 'cause it sounded good. But I think we have proved you everybody clean the industry because they didn't spend thirty eight million dollars because they weren't scared. We prove to everybody that we are Colorado rights. You're going to continue. Oh the. We're not going away. And and fortunately, we know that eventually the industry is going away. Financial for this industry are diabolical. If you haven't looked lately, it's pretty incredible. They are in aggregate two hundred billion with the dollars in debt right now, they have thirty three of the hundreds of companies had a positive profit margin. In the first part of this year this industry over a hundred fracking companies that have gone bankrupt in the last three years alone. Talks industry will way sites for our communities to have to clean up. So we have intially they are going away and we can have solace net. No matter how this result turns out tonight. So thank you again. So very much. We are the people of Colorado, and we know the truth. And nobody can make us forget that truth. Because once it's in you, it's in you, once, you know, the impact of this industry has on your children once you know, the impact this industry has on the planet. You will never forget it. It's in me. And I know in so many of you, and I promise you got. I wish it wasn't true because it's not easy. But I promise you, I will keep standing with you. And I'm asking you to please not give up. No matter. What happens here? As you know, we have to do this. There is no other option at this point. We have to do this. If we wanna future in the state and on this planet, we have to do this. And so this was a major stepping-stone no matter what their resolve a huge steppingstone. We were supposed to be crushed tonight. And we weren't no matter what we compete it on a really reliable. We made it way beyond where we're supposed to be. And so keep fighting with me. And we're going to see this through. Annely here. So we're watching the wrote that phone scroll in, but it is not looking likely. I just wanna say this has been the most inspiring community I have ever witness. We have been outspent fifty to one between proposition one twelve opposition campaign and amendment seventy four which was the industry's direct attack on one twelve and we are looking at numbers Lear seeing we're over seven hundred thousand Colorado's has ended the industry has again. Their health and safety half Oded for the future of Colorado and huger generations. Is just a stepping stone for this. Lieutenant this has been something that has been growing for seven years in Colorado, but this proposition one twelve has put us on the map. This has shown the nation that the politicians ear in Colorado are not representing people. And the people of Colorado will send and will fight for their communities against dangerous and toxic industry that is raising and belligerent and out of control. I'm so so grateful to every single one of you who have left it all on the court, these past six months, we can attribute these close numbers to the fact that all of you have thrown down and everything is not we've been out since fifty to one but one billion dollars. They have gotten the word out shown, Colorado with matters us, and we will continue to fight for our communities. This is not over we future of our state. The future of our children are on the line as we will continue to stand up. We will make sure that our elected officials represent. As at the time of this recording over eighty percent of precincts have reported with the no campaign writing steadily at about fifty six percent and the yes campaign for proposition one twelve trailing behind at about forty three percent on the surface of it seems like this is a smashing defeat for proposition. One twelve until you think about the money the amount of money that came into this campaign at the hands of corporations oil and gas in particular. Is a stunning especially when coupled with mid seventy four and the money altogether, not including that of dark money on paper proposition. One twelve is out funded hand over fist. So whether or not you think fracking is good or bad is healthy or safe for the environment. It does appear that the writing is on the wall for this type of industry in a does leave one wondering what the next few years would. You can find out more about the show on the show notes page at wildlands Inc dot org. 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Dumb Gay Election Day

Dumb, Gay Politics

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Dumb Gay Election Day

"It's all shit. It's all just I'm gay politics. America's got kind kinda what? But we're not going to let it go down like that. Because we've got a dumb game podcast Adum gay political podcast. We probably don't have all the facts. But we got opinions and we'll probably backtrack. That's dumb gay podcast Adum political podcast. It's ocean. It's all shit. Social shit. Are we gonna die? I don't know. I I am. Of this shit is burn in the. This shit. Is Trump t- argue MPA what I don't know. I don't even know. Hello, everybody and welcome to dumb gay politics. I am Julie. And I'm brandy. And this is the podcast where we talk about politics. Like, we're talking about reality TV, and this is our special midterm episode. It's all dumb gave midterms all the dump day day midterms because the midterm elections are finally fucking here. Grindley finally, that's right. It's election. It's not gonna say it's election day, Tuesday, November six and we've been waiting for this day since Tuesday, November eighth two thousand sixteen. Everybody needs to go out and vote and everyone needs to vote democrat. Let me say it one more time. Everyone needs to vote democrat across the go down the runway like you are dro- Biden real nece, get to the polls pull your democrat pull lever or button or pencil it in because this is the only way we're going to see any kind of change, you can resist all you motherfucking. What I don't give a fuck if you. You put ashtray resists and don't vote or you go, and you're like me. Meet you always say that. But but I don't know. How will you know, they didn't vote you'll feel it? But I o Mellon my. Because you'll know you'll just no, no. But I know dumb fuck women's March and be like bitch. You didn't even vote. Well, you know, it'll be like a conversation of or somebody will be like, well, I'm an independent, and I've owned it for Ted Merz in whatever Georgia 'cause I'm a libertarian and I'll be like go fuck yourself. You know what I mean? And right now. Oh, well, that person is at least voting, but you're saying I don't care if not asking you to vote. Okay. You need to vote democrat. If you vote libertarian green party PU party due to cream party wall party, but whole party but pirate party. You are dead to me. I need one of those stands now that we've been talking about. Because I like I forgot that. I was going to giggle that they'll try and stay on a music stand for the table. Yes. You've been saying the Democrats feel and I want you I want you to know that Julie laying she's a super patriarch, boo. She said she voted early. And she did exactly what Miami said democrat down the line democrat down the line. Good gills. Good gills. So before we get to our midterm special. We got some pictures and letters from our patriot France November as you know, meows gratitude month at dumb gay politics. So we want to celebrate all of our listeners on our bulletin boards. So if you haven't yet sent us a picture our mailbox is three to one north pass ads. Number two nineteen Burbank. California nine one five oh five you don't have to be a patriot member to get on the bulletin board and be celebrated on the show, but the following girls are okay. So here's this one. Okay. Oh, no. This is a special special this came. I really like this. Because this is actually a postcard picture I love to ask her. How she how she made. This postcard picture is this Dana Lundy. This is Dana l'union Dana. How did you did you print this at CVS? Or would you do because it's on postcards, and it's picked collage. So the pictures from Pitt collage which is an app. Yes. She just. Yeah. But then she printed it somewhere the simple postcard dot com up. Well, there you go. Dana don't even get in touch with me. Now if the simple, so we're going to have to look up the simple, postcard dot com. Dana. Yes. I text your picture to it. Oh, it's genius. We're doing then you probably right. Edwin that simple postcard Dana is like these bitches wanna tell my shit and everything to copy me you go to simple postcard dot com. Textile your photo of his awesome. A message on it. And it will come right here. She's so cute. She put us she put her bunnies. Which Julia, of course, ovaries exploded, she wants to have bunny babies of her own do, and she's like I said those are bunny and their Nathan their names were like Samson and Delilah or something but read her letter because it's her little note because our love her note to death. Okay. It says this thirsty photo is one of the only ones I have of just me. My husband is in like every photo with me. He doesn't listen to the podcast. So he doesn't get to be on your bulletin board the life hers as brandy taught me to call them at the bottom are Lucy and Melville they do to the podcast sex. Oh, Dana Lundy Lucy and Melville get to be on the bulletin board. And the husband does not. And that is not a photo. It's an adorable photo. And what does it call me? I'm out simple postcard colds. The simple postcard dot com. Texture photo. Two two five one two six five two eight four eight and we're not even getting paid for that. But we will be doing it. Dana like, how dare you do your life. So well, she must be a very successful person. She just she's a great problem solver. She does look very clean. Okay. So now, here's this. I think this is from leg. Gabby Jones, also patriotic. Oh, yeah. Yes. This also very adorable picture inside. All right. This here yet. Okay. So cute love her. Some bring them on the front and says thank you in a marker. She wrote herself with a heart. I always do that heart myself, it you do this could actually be your hand. Right. You know what? I mean. Like, I would if this was handed to me I'd go brandy sent me. A thank you NPS. I love the name Gabby. Well, that's cute. It's my cousin's name. Randy and Julie first off let me apologize for the DIY card. I failed art in both high school and college, but I stole this reminds him, and there weren't many options second, you'll find a set or to a set of two corona light your fav- Gumy's. I love that. She knew that. I forgot we read it that she said that I stole these from work, not a klepto. I just worked for corona light NPR, and they never gave anything for free. It was the worst slash most boring job, but they laid me off four weeks ago. So they can go to hell thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping me so entertained during my time at that hellhole and now during my fun during my unemployment, I think it says fun employees it probably does. Okay, baby. You make me L O L to the point where Rondos on the bus think. I'm insane. But deaf you two are the shit. And I hope I can help get you to Chicago SAP, please enjoy the Gumy's and attached photo, my mom yelled at me for sending my pick to internet strangers. That's what you get when you're unemployed for an won't buy your own printer. Exo exo. Gabby joan. Yes. Because you know, you probably you cashed your mom's printer AAC dump on that pick, ma'am out. Let me see did she write her name on the back or do? I guess you says Gabby Jones. Okay. So y'all K Gabby your picks a door that letters in great the homemade card NPS. We also have been loving corona light, which we put a lemon. Yes. Which we learned sort of through like necessity because sometimes you go places, and they'll have corona a not Kroto light and bitches be on a diet. Okay. So we go. I mean, they have. Yeah. So we'll be like, we'll take a course light. And you can go ahead and bring the lime or the lemon and we'll pretend it's a gun. You know, what it's just like it, isn't it? It is just like it. You know, your trick of putting a lemon in any beer any bear is really the way to go. You can get the nastiest beer down. And please believe these two girls have been drinking alcohol, but don't tell anyone, and we put lemon and that we just do it. Tell Rhona black or something. Right. So not like anything my corona zero zero. I don't know gab totally drinking this beer bra. Brooke totes? That's how bad it's gone. So Gaby were saying fuck coronal, aren't we maybe I'll book corona light? And it's but Kant he had don't you make Gabby bored at work savvy bored at work and send her off with who. Are you little Rhode onnell notice and don't give her anything? You all you are products. That's all you are. You are just a product. And you don't give. Gap, a something for fun for take home. So overpriced godly alike. I swear to God a two hundred dollar cooler stainless steel, corona cooler, and it is very sweet, I do love it. But that said krona's expensive, and those Comey's are probably so baller ably. I mean, okay. So okay here is high brandy and Julie enclosed as my picture for the board and the drug den. It is me. Oh, it has me at burning man. Although I wanted to have my husband helped me recreate the MJ pose that hooked, Tommy. So brandy would be impressed by my lack of body. Shame. I had to send this one because you answered my three questions in the epic tiny dancer episode three on patriotic. I saw Julia show in bend Oregon with my husband and one of my three non-rape be sons. We had a ball and Julia was a delight to meet see I could be nice to men everyone. Don't worry. We aren't sure that you met the three sons, I must have met one of the non rapes. Okay. Mean I think I remember that you are a delight to meet. Well, it's. Ally. I listened to several podcasts. But this is the only one I am a patriot member for I've been off Facebook for a while for all the reasons you have so eloquently laid out. I can't give up the thirsty Graham, or I won't know. Or I won't know who my three non he sons are dating how much drugs and alcohol they're doing or how their dogs and cats are I would also have nowhere to annoy anyone with constant pictures of my menagerie of animals. I lost my most beloved funny, dear friend to breast cancer about three years ago. She was a writer and artist in the same sense of humor in point of view. She can never be replaced, but listening to you too and interacting with my fellow thirteen listeners on patriot fills a little of that. Void. Thank you. And keep it up. Jennifer step at patriot member from bend, Oregon PS functional fucked Jesse. Death that brought it to brings a tear funding. I'm sorry. You lost your friend, Jennifer. And thank you for the photo. It's gorgeous. We love you. We we don't normally, you know, take time to read the letters, but it's gratitude month, and I mean, we've had some really really funny funny letters that. We have it read. The top of the pops being Ashley writer, but it's it's. And there's been so many funny ones notches Ashley, but we loved all three of these. And we got we did get a sad very touching and very very very beautiful letter from ensure from Haley had away, and we're going to read that and talk about it next week. It's just we just need time. We need a week with that time. I mean you, but, but you know, so the last thing is that we got a package from knock knock. We think we might have gotten to. But basically knock knock sent us. It was just in time for the election day. We got we miss. You Brock Obama this point. We've got another booklet of these postcards that say, we miss you Brock Obama, and it's a whole grouping of them. I'm wondering does not not not no they sent those to us before. But let me see those stickers. And I'll read what they are. And then it was a bunch of stickers that we've taken and we've taken to vandalism we've taken to vandalism. Knock knock just so you know, they are. And I want to let Jennifer no we never really asked or expected anyone to give up the thirsty gram. It's kind of a compromise. There's been a little bit of confusion. Oh, that's over there on dip book about why we're still in thirsty Graham, as if we didn't know Mark Zuckerberg owned both. I can let all the douche lords were well aware, well, well aware, I love. The phrase douche Lord. Okay. It's my favorite new. It's on and poppin, and we are taking it and taking it Julius Julius eating Laura's fireballs as I gotta go inhale, my Vic Vicks vapor rub because my start yawning. Well, knock knock sent us. These this packets of Sixers, and they wanted us to like disperse them around which we did we sent them that we brought them to we've dropped them off places. Yes. We've got we sure did. We've started them around like, we're, you know, street artists, and they're basically like wake up and vote. No your rights. Use your voice. Love your neighbors. Arm yourself kind of the deal, colorful, cute, stickers that you can put on whatever. And just be like. Yeah. Look at me. Like, I'm smart. I'm awoke more. Okay. We'll xactly, and we really appreciate that you sent them in that you listen and the thought of us and. Ascending. He's from what we love it. I love those Obama postcards. We've got another book of a and it's on. And anytime you want to send us stuff. We'll talk about it. So just, you know, feel free. We were like we don't know if the publicist listens or who boat, but we love we urge you guys check out knocking like they have so many things mugs, and you so much. Great stuff. Yeah. Okay. Well, now, it's finally time to get to our midterm election day special. Are the most important election? Name is tramp. Happening right now, we are auctioning. Holly. Moron as we know it. We have the power in our home to really make a difference. We all. To train them on live revolutionize change. So join. Newsflash up the pad another chance to bring it back with the canon democrat. The choice is yours space bankas amount of white black town attained way, we defend the when right or wrong. The president is talking. Without admitted Connecticut. What's up? Can they always you now? Delta just reading people ranking. We got. Election to you try to pick the different points of sticking to feed and the beta threats. Just stop. Wester fish don't complain bitch. We got the power. Plotted. Well, hopefully, everyone listening has done their civic doodoo Queen and voted already. But the problem is we won't know if we should all go Mad Max on Washington to later this week when the results come in. Right. So today for our special midterm election day episode. We're gonna play some campaign ads and speeches from a few of the interesting midterm races. Justin, gays any of our listeners are feeling to up Pedic to frustrated or just plain too tired to go out and vote today. Okay. So I up is the Georgia governor's race. Now. There are thirty six states electing new governors today. Currently twenty six of those seats are held by Republicans nine are held by Democrats, and one is an independent seems crazy doesn't it does seem crazy fix ten nine. How is it? Twenty six to nothing Surda logs me we'll hopefully there's going to be that blue flush that's going to happen. And it's going to take care of this problem. But I don't know. Now, there might not be a chance for us to take back. The Senate, but we want to flip the fucking script on the governor situa- yet that's absurd that number one and has a likes to say governors are basically the president's of their state. And so not only do they set the tone for Washington. And if a state comes together, and Alexa, democrat that's a sign of progress, especially within the Trump induced culture war that's currently happening and not only that governors are responsible for redistricting. So of Jerry is gonna mandour. Okay. Jerry's gonna mandour we need Jerry to be a mother fucking democrat like Stacey Abrams of Stacey Abrams is elected. She'll be the first black female governor in the history of Markelle a Markelle that's right Stacy get gerrymandering bitch. So satiate Abrams is running against the current secretary of state and Georgia Brian Kemp. Okay. And here we go. This guy is a major douche Lord. Now, we're back with douche lords. We played his discussing campaign at on the podcast a few months ago, you guys probably. And you'll remember when you hear it horrifying, no matter. How many times we hear it though, it never gets less horrifying or appalling? And since election day is today, we need to play it for you again right now, I am can never get enough of this particular ad. So let's. Biggest most watched race for governor in the tightest and this guy. Yeah. And the type test, and this this is this guy's ad-. Don't K do not think this is an ad from some podunk fake purposes. Not a sketch yet, this is real this isn't a skit. Okay. This is a skit this is a real ad here comes I'm Brian Kim. I'm so conservative. Blow up government spending on gun. No one's taken away. Much ause ready to rip up some regulation. I got a big Trump. Just in case, I need to round up criminal illegals and take them home myself. I just said that I'm Brian Kim. If you wanna politically incorrect conservative asked me, so he acts so confident and on politically, correct. So don't care, but CNN and MSNBC have asked him on their big Sunday shows and on their nightly shows like every single weekend for the last month, and he has said, no every single time like, where's all this bravado? When he's why doesn't he want to go on this show? I don't understand why he doesn't want to go on. He's literally said no to every show. Meet the press state of the union. Yes, we watched when especially on Sunday watching Stacey Abrams was on all the shows. She was like this was her big data go on and you would think her opponent her big bed. White opponent would wanna go on and tell her what for two and then we're gonna do them debate. He was going to sit there, and you know, sit there and talk about how he's politically incorrect at night. I apologize for it. Right. It's like, why don't you? Go. Not apologize that. Or why don't you tell everyone what you're fucking plan is for the state of Georgia. Dick. But now have a plan less. Well. Encrypt ch-. I mean, I want God sticking all south. I have a chain that's going to rip up regulations. Like, do you think that some people are watching that he's gonna take the shanks all he's going to treat what regulations with chain sow UAL link is. So what the fuck so? And then Trump this talk about a douche, Lord he said in a rally. Okay. This is like puck and probably last night that Stacey Abrams isn't qualified in. This is a quote, she isn't qualified to run Georgia this from a man. Who is the least qualified president? We've ever had in history. She is actually in fact gnarly as she qualified to run Georgia. She's in fact, more qualified to be president Xi is this you does he when he's saying these things. There's just not no shame bone or there's no, no. There is no shame bone. There is no shame on the bone. They've done. He he thinks he can just get away with it. It's like until then that he's zero qualifications for his job. He's qualifications. He's he's in real estate. He's about a successful TV show. He knows how to make money. He knows he'll be able to spin. She's a tiny tiny doesn't matter. Texans. Don't run the country. Texas journeys aren't leaders text new taxes. Okay. I mean, you know, that's how it's been. No. Of course. I just was like that's rich coming fo this tool. Not only she'd text attorney she's worked in as a state Representative. She's the head of the democratic group of Georgia. She's worked in community issues visually democrat in the house of representatives and Georgia the Georgia house of representatives. He also tweeted by the way, there's another quote, if she's elected she will ruin the state, I'm meet and also from someone ruining the country. Exactly. Just like also. Things like there's just because of checks and balances because of the way government works. It's kind of impossible for anyone to check weekly ruin anything. There's a checks and balances in place, and you learn that in Polly size. So he's just an asshole and he's so exhausting. Let's play a clip from her now, Miami, I'm all these all these clips and ads this is from state of the union with Jake tapper. Okay. We're we basically learned she's so tax attorney and also she's reacting to being called nut qualified. Okay. So. Is a leader Abrahams. Thanks for joining us. President Trump is going to be in Georgia campaigning for your opponent this afternoon. Here's what the president had to say about your candidacy earlier this week. She is not qualified to be the governor of Georgia stuck qualified. What's your response? He's wrong as President Obama pointed out, I am d most qualified candidate running. If you look at both my academic background my work history. I've been deputy city attorney. I was the democratic leader for seven years I've been successful as a businesswoman as a writer and as a tax attorney. I know what I'm talking about. And I have the plans to prove it, what do you make of his attacking you that way? I think that they can see the same numbers. We are seeing early voting is up dramatically. We have a plan in place for remarkable turn out on election day, we have folks knocking doors across the state of Georgia. And I think they're getting scared. And I think desperation tends to lead to comments that aren't necessarily grounded in reality. You're running for Georgia governor. So it was curious about your reaction to something a former governor of Georgia said last night, take a listen to secretary of agriculture sunny. Due at a campaign event for Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate to Santa's he's running against Tallahassee mayor, Andrew gillum. This election is. More of a site of law. This election is so cotton, picking important to the state of Florida that you have any reaction to hearing that I think that there is certainly a throwback element to the language that we're hearing coming out of the Republican party that is unfortunately, disparaging to communities it may be unintentional. But it signals a deeper miss information about what Andrew gillum can accomplish what I can accomplish. And what we're going to do is stand on our records and on our plans, and we're going to win these elections microaggressions, scar micro racism it comes out. It's accidental. It's unacceptable. It's just tragic. I can't even it's all over the place, and it's all Trump's fault. Sorry. It is all Trump's. Yeah. The culture war is alive. And well, and we're in it when you're in it like that, this is all attitude that guy sunny, whatever about like, you better not mess this up right leadership is important. Black woman can't be later. She just can't we're going to fuck up this country. What are we doing here with women? And blacks. Davin things to say, they can't hold jobs. They can't be they cannot for. Sure. Be. They will not be my boss. They will not taxes. Oh, no. No, no, no, no woman's doing nothing with no taxes. Oh now, she is such a soothing angel from heaven. She is a su-. So of course, every celeb- every every turn over every rock and every celeb- needed to come out from under. No every rock that's from Santa music, but it's really climb every mountain. Okay. Well, yeah. Climb every route and turnover every time. And here comes a celebrity to bug on Stacey Abrams nuts. Yeah. It's fine. It's will Ferrell. It's Denzel Washington. It's Meryl Streep who you know, I possible for the streets also known as the Oscars, and it's all good. It's all good until it's better than good until Jesus her damn self walks through the door. What what did you say earlier today? You said all of these people are great. And of course, even Meryl Streep is a beyond, but they are mere apostles yet to the Jesus and to Jesus Winfrey to to miss it vis Winfrey's. And she came through Oprah's voice is so soothing not talk about though that is a soothing angel. Oh my goodness. Even hearing it the audio clip I could picture her hand. Yes. I compared your classes hand gesture. Yes. She just makes you feel safe. So play this clip now and mammo so into it that she she would recommend. You watch the whole thing. I really would suggest suggest just Google Oprah Winfrey. Stacey Abrams, it's like a twenty minute speech. And it is a well worth it. I'm here today because Stacey Abrams cares about the things that matter. She cares about Medicaid expansion. Keeping families together cares about environmental protection for our children. Sold it. They'll have clean water at won't be wearing oxygen masks ten years from now. She cares about common sense gun control. Take the gun from the people. This is Georgia. We know people wanna cut in Georgia. What what since when have. We lost commonsense. Come and sit. Gun control. She cares about a Ford of a house again. She cares about criminal Justice reform to put kick our communities and creating jobs. So the reason I am a registered independent is because I believe that everybody should have the right to vote their values and vote your conscience, regardless of the party, and I tell you I have voted Republican, and I have voted democrat. And each time I voted I voted for the people who I felt represented my values so stay Stacey Abrams. Values are in a lie. Mint with the consciousness of which are democracy has been founded the very foundation of our democracy is to think about other people to live our life in service to others. To live a life of service to others Oprah. How we've missed you. Now, she might be an independent. But now, we know that Julia is insisting that no one vote that way this time. Right. And this is the perfect example because old what's his Faulk the libertarian Ted Mertz? So the candidate he's beckstead met. Okay. So he's the candidate on the ballot with no chance of winning a thousand votes like in the whatever in the primary, but he could throw the whole thing into a fucking runoff that literally lasts a month because of some arcane rule in Georgia. This is just a true fact if one of the candidates being Stacey Abrams or Brian camp doesn't get fifty percent of the vote because this asshole is going to get nine hundred votes or two hundred or whatever it is. If a narrow fezzet, yes, then it's gonna make a run off. But the runoff then has to last another thirty days. Ted Mets currently has one point three percent poll wise of the vote. Which would then is it Mercer. Mets got dammit. I keep saying Myrtle. I feel Merck. You said Mets, but I like Mets. Okay. Well, I like Merz let's call him Ted Merz because that's what he does that. And I mean, he does and he's stealing one point three percent of the vote which could go to Stacey Abrams, which would help her win one eared fucking little piece of shit cut Thuat. Well, and I'm sick of his shit needs to go away. Come back another day comeback with your third party with your selfish. Libertarian party sorry to our friends already to chase. Oliver head Mertz has no chase Oliver. Who was our libertarian listener. That took us a libertarian skew. Right. And he ran for Georgia congress last year. I tried to find out what happened chase send us. Shoot us a message. He was great. And you know, what people are hungry for a third voice yet a third party. But like, this is exactly the reason why they turn into budget. Dick's. Yes. Come on time. Now's not the time. You're really throwing salt in the game, son. Like, you're being immature. You're being a bitch. You're being a baby up your being a fucking asshole zap. It you being glib Matt you're good Mangla. 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There's another super interesting and super close one because that other one is we talked about with Brian campus as Abrahams very close. This one's happening in Florida. Okay. The Republican nominee is a Trumpian tool of the highest order right off the bat. We're going to play you guys as campaign ad to show, you what a fucking GOP puppet. This asshole is. So his name's Rhonda Santa's. Everyone knows my husband Ron to Santa's is endorsed by president. Trump does also. Leave. It is playing with the kids build the wall. Larry's then Mr. Trump said, you're fired. I loved that part. He's teaching Madison to talk make America's teaching that. Donald trump. But he is so much so much bigly. So good. I just thought you should know Rondo Santa's for governor. There's like a baby at newborn baby in a crib with a onesie that says make America great again. And they build a wall with fake bricks. Why not just do an ad with you with Trump's dick in your mouth, Ron? Yeah. Big. Oh smalley. Exactly. I mean to me. That's what I saw there. He's like I have children I not have molester. My husband Rome loves sucking Trump. I sit back and watch from the other room because I'm just happy. I don't have to suck runs. Cock exactly. Every I'm so sick of sucking neck. I can't wait to my girlfriend Marie come chicken. We're going to get drunk in the run with pain, and we're going to build our own without push with their sons Legos, we're going to build we're going to build our own with us sons Legos and sat up push everything. She said it was like a sexual innuendo everything. Well, even the beginning of the thing was like, my husband round, loves whatever. I love to teach kids rating. Ooh, I love watching them. Teach mesh son raid, wait around Portland. Wait around Portland. It's one of the most of noxious. I mean your ad. I would vote for him quite frankly compared to his I can't deal. And I even liked seeing babies in onesies gets me that is just like so scary and gross to watch. Someone have a cute baby who's innocent and knows nothing but love and and and trust and vulnerability and all they're going to do is turn it gross and hateful and evil. Child's like those liberals and you're like right up tool. Gimmick many stupid lipped. So that's why I'm going to be with my friend Maria. Hello. Hi, Mary runs out with my son, building a wall. You wanna come over and build up push. Sounds leg. So Ron Santa's his democratic opponents. Name is Andrew gillum. Okay. Andrew gillum is the current mayor of Tallahassee and he's a Florida Democrat democratic parties first black nominee for governor. Evan okay ever. So I mean, which is crazy that that's the first now, he's fucking awesome. Unfortunately, a lot of the conversation has been focused around the quote, unquote, accidental racist comments made by Ron to Santa's and the ridiculous fucking campaign contributions that Gillam supposedly didn't claim and all that bullshit is distracted from the fucking awesomeness of this guy. I pulled three minutes from his last speech. But I urge you guys to listen to the whole thing because it's candidates like this that are going to help us when the culture war that Trump started. And I do have to say it was very inspiring. And he was. I don't know. He's got it. You know what? I mean. He's got that thing. He's got it. Yeah. Here. He is been overshadowed. Yes. I want a chance to get to Tallahassee as your next governor. So that we can work to teachers what they are worth the most difficult job. We're talking about teachers who I have to admit I would not be standing before you not as the mayor of Tallahassee Florida, and certainly not as the democratic nominee for governor of the state of Florida were not for those teachers. I want to chance to be a governor who will go to Tallahassee in what actually believe in science. Is more than a notion? Right because we become so use under red tide. Rick of denying the science, the fact that mobile warming and climate change is a real thing where you live in the state of Florida, and you're surrounded by water on three sides, you better believe it. So real thing because it has a direct impact on the future of this state. I want a chance I want a chance to go to Tallahassee in a cheap real criminal Justice reform here in the state of. Not only. Not only the kind of reform where once you have. Paid your debt to society, and you get out and you reenter our communities, and my opinion, you want to have your right to vote. You want to have your constitutional right to vote, but not just that y'all. You also ought to be able to get out and have your right to work. No right to earn a decent wage own a living for yourself and your family. And when we win this race, we're going to reform the criminal Justice system in such a way that gets people live and opportunity and makes our state of safer state and the process y'all when we win this race for governor. You're going to have a governor who will work to expand Medicaid for over eight hundred thousand of the most medically de people, and I stayed. I want that chain. It is not only important that we expand Medicaid for those who don't have access to insurance. It's important that we do for those of us who do want to be able to see healthcare expanded. But also have some predictability around our insurance rates that are increasing year over year over year lodge because these folks are getting access to healthcare in our emergency rooms we can do better than that y'all when we win this race. We will do better than that. We'll do. I want. I want a chance to go to Tallahassee and to take on the NRA and let them know. That's right. I want to let them know that their time of running Tallahassee has come to an end. I want them to know. That the value of our children's lives are worth standing up for them. No parent, no parent ought to have to send their kids to school worried about whether or not they will pick them up a live or in a body bag. No parent. No neighborhood deserves to be so ravaged by the violence, and the everyday violence that pervades too many about neighborhoods that you can't let your kids play outside that is unacceptable. We can respect the second amendment and at the same time, protect our families. That's right. I've never heard anyone so excited to get to Tallahassee. Have you ever heard anyone when I get to tell us? It is going to go crazy. Like, I want to go to Tallahassee just let me get to tell us. I've never heard the words. I want to go to Tallahassee never heard it. No. It's like God. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans. I want to go to tell ESI. I'm dying to go to know songs have been written about Tallahassee. I'm quite sure we should verify that. I don't know. What I don't know. However, I like that he said he believes in science he talks about the second amendment and how but you need. I mean, he's he's just he's got it. All he's got it got it. And it's so unfortunate that the conversation has been overshadowed with both shit old racist bullshit, just slander as shit rude. Live accidental comments all culminating in a fucking undercover FBI agent entrapping him by offering him Hamilton tickets as if like literally like, I don't even know what person on earth would deny good concert tickets at good tickets to a show are so hard to come by. I don't care socially Hamilton is like the most sought after ticket in town. Somebody offers you VIP great seats. It's like, oh, yeah. You don't even think twice. And it's like, suddenly he's like they're all calling him a crook and pipe the fuck on damning, really even racist. Yeah. That's right. That's right. It is. I know. Of course, it is like that's the that's the rhetoric here. That's the fun. Right. That's going to be the dialogue about surrounds. This you bunch of assholes as if somebody offering someone and who knows it's like why is it considered thievery wave? And if he took the tickets who cares. So they're like somebody offered him free tickets. Yeah. We've all done it. Yes. I love that. You can't go to the show. I'd love to. Oh, of course without thinking. Oh, yeah. Put it in as ledger. He's not a college athlete who took one hundred pairs of Nikes and Lamborghini. And now, he's a pro sport. Like, right. Well player directly break he took Hamilton ticket. It's so don't thing is just it's just and then they want to use all of that crap to take away from the star that he is and his entire just as ownership over understanding what the fucking state needs. Sorry. I'm like, right. So you go I'm so angry. I don't know. Why care? It's like I'm invested. I don't want to have. I don't want to be invested in this. I don't want to hear about this election. So they rolled out the big guns for this culture war. Okay. Cross but with Andrew gillum, they loaded the goddamn cannons and pulled up the drawbridge and one seat in one single gangster move. And you know, who the gangster was oh, I know who it is. It was Barack the rock Obama. Okay. So there's only there's only, you know, he's the male Oprah and she Email bomb. Email obama. What are we going to do? Stacey abrams. Got Oprah's busy. Who are we going to get? It's like, oh, you're going to get the raw. Honey. Can you imagine if Barack Obama an Oprah Winfrey ran for president and vice president like Obama was like I'm just going to make history, and I'm going to be vice president like kill. He would be vice president. Of course, Kenneth president run for vice pry, Michelle Obama needs to go. Do what if Oprah and Michelle Obama, oh my? Winfrey. Obama Winfrey Oprah or oh to to. Yes. Wait. Oh my God. Two two two. Oh, two. Oh. That's good like twenty twenty guys. Let's do it. Let's do it. It's too heavy. What to and? Oh, it's right. It's too. Hello. It's to Oprah. And it's so bum. Again. And Obama come into you. That was good too. Oh, we really came up with that the creative juices are flowing. We're going to we're going to write another cheer song in here. Like the the opening up stand back. Get ready for the two. Oh back. Sam back. Ready for the two. Oh back. Yeah. You could have been cheer. It's your writer. That's not bad. It really isn't impressed. So you found this clip. Yes. It was it hard for you. Was it hard for you to find which Obama clip to select out of a speech? Well, you know, it's with him. He's got so many soundbites and he's just constantly. But yes, it was hard. However. Plus, there's also this speech. You should go watch. Because he is so ding out does he say golly fifty times. Yeah. I said to Julie like, wow. Why is does he look like he's smoking again? And she's like AS, and I was like that's hot, obviously. I mean, he's they're having lots of sex. Yes. And he's one hundred percent smoking and playing basketball, and relaxing and reading and writing his book and drinking. I mean, he's they are living their best light. Yes. He I've never. I mean, you can see you can see it on him. And she's about to just get five gazillion dollars job right in her lap for her. Oh, yes. I mean, you it's like watching. I mean, you'd think he was can't he's king. He's he's king Ken. Yeah. You know what? I mean. Here you go. But, but here's the main point I want to make Florida Republicans thought their tax cut for billionaires was popular. They'd be campaigning on right? You don't hear people? Their main legislative accomplishment, incomes. They have not mentioned it in a single, Ed. If above. Endless boats to sabotage. We'll take away your healthcare with poplar. That's what they'd be campaigning on. You don't hear a peep from about that? I love that. Yeah. Right at election time. Suddenly Republicans are saying they're going to protect your pre existing conditions when they mentally been doing the opposite. Some kind of goal that some kind of. Women's? Exploded. They're they're lying tenure. Former Republican congressman David jolly just cast his boat. He thought a fragile. The reason simple because I've serve with Ron. That should tell you something. Let me tell you somebody served with me in my party voted for the other guy. I feel bad. I don't imagine congressman John Mayer Gillam agree on a lot. But, but maybe they just like all of us agree that there's something bigger the politics. And that's that's that's on the ballot right now. What kind of politics? Do we want? We wanna politics where people are yelling at each other. Making drifters. In front of the children. I'm. Brought. I love when he says a kid that run a momma's. What's funny is that I'm literally looking at the pictures from the calendar of you with your tongue out. And you straddling Obama, Jennifer Johnson. Thank you again. The a lot of those are going on the bulletin board. They look so real. And so literally think I'm watching you having sex with Obama right now. Yeah. The wedding picture is like oh my God. What a wonderful day. I feel like I had the day. I've never seen two people more. I mean, Jennifer Johnson is. I mean, it's it's incredible. What she did what a great birthday gift. And I mean, it's all going on the bulletin board is just going to be patriotic members and pictures of me and Obama it looks so real so real he said that about Lou gestures and stuff because there was a heckler or something. There was a heckler in a protest or they never turn the camera on him. But there was clearly cursing, and who knows what was going on and Obama had to stop him several times. And he told them not to curse several times. It was it's worth watching because he's just didn't even care. He's like, it's all right. We're good. We're good, sir. At one point. And go, sir. If you don't believe what we believe good and go to another LA, yo to the rally of Goethe, and you like to go to whoever you are. We don't want. We're good. And it was like, okay. Yeah. He just wasn't. He just as his sleeves rolled up. He's not wearing a tie. Yeah. He's like I gotta get come on. It's still hot in Florida. I can't with you. I'm done with you. So our final governor's race before we switch over and do the one interesting Senate race is the race for the governor of Colorado. Okay. Fine final governor race. Now. I haven't heard much about this one on the news. And we haven't talked about it on the podcast before today's midterm special. But if this democrat Jared polis, when's the Colorado governorship he will be America's first openly gay governor. Which is why are we talking about it now rice, he's definitely gay? And he's bit of a loose cannon. But I'm not mad at him. He's passionate and seems to be legitimately invested in the helping of the people. Have colorado. So let's hear this. I I am so grateful. I'm so grateful for my partner Morlin for. Courage and the courage of all of our dreamers, and he loves and dignity of you. Today's Democratic Party. Are you the two days? We are a party that looks like America today. Look around. You see the diversity that is our strength together. We are Latino. We are black. We are Asian American. We are Eller gates Hideo. We are y'all. We are ca pose old. We are veterans. We are able to. Or? I plan to use every moment of my remaining time in congress and the hold President Trump accountable for his attacks on our communities. Our health care our environment and our democracy itself. You don't need a gay, man. Join my friend, civil rights hero. John Lewis in casting my vote to impeach Donald Trump. I mean, he's not even not even saying, I'm impeaching the mother fuck. I mean, he is the wrong faggots. Furet ready and there's eight hundred stowed match audience. That's right. We're running every face has been blown off put off by the mountain wind chill. I know Joe up here. Right. Now in Colorado. My my ears used to hearing. And it just feels comfy to me. Msci gates for covering started layer of straight. Success? We share. Mail room to the boardroom, and I've started public schools from the background to the glory, Paul. That's right. And we'll shoes founded a nonprofit called patriot boot camp to help our returning veterans or heroes. Learn how to start their own small businesses and fulfill their dreams. Should we pretend we're veterans? We should course. I'm most proud to be the father of a energetic three year old and six year olds. I hate my kids. I'm normal north. I just wanted everyone all kinds of. Hey McGee loving families. We have homes with mom and dad, we have grandparents raising their grandkids. We have hardly grandparents rates gold. Parents see all different kinds of ambling. Okay. And I would be honored to represent as the first openly gay governor in the history of the United States. Governor. Now, that's a sitcom. That's right. That is a good sitcom. He's just a gay governor fo UN me, it doesn't matter that next to suck. The, hey. You know, he's I like him. Yep. He's he's extremely wealthy. And he used a lot of his own money to fund his own campaign, which the Republicans love to like oh us against him. Here's what is particularly love. I just loved about. But that's my favorite clip by heard so far. He he's just he's just doing it. He's like we're diverse. And we're every impeach Trump you need healthcare. He's he's he's he's he's he's four helping he really is really is. And you could tell and the guys rich this guy's rich. And he has he's wants to use his money. He's one of those people he's going to be like Newman from fucking like Paul Newman with the Newman's owes like low you like he couldn't give it away fast enough. He was giving the money away and by trying to give the money way, it would make more and more money off giving the money away because he was so generous and this guy he funded a ballot proposition with his own money to end fracking in Colorado. Okay. This guy is rich. He. Doesn't need to live in an area where fracking occurs, he can pack up Madison and Madison shoe, you're out and Marlin his partner and he can move onto a do prevention down the road. We're fracking isn't occurring. Right and he instead funds. Ballot. Like to put a measure to put on the ballot to end fracking because he cares that the kids in Colorado are born with fuck three legs and shit like and the environment and everything he's he really does care the Republicans use it against him. And it's fucking bullshit. His Republican opponent is Walker Stapleton. Walker Stapleton is another hypocritical Trumpian puppet for the Republican party. He Vilnai's is Jared police for funding his own campaign about measures. What half the Republican party guy? Just that's so true and the Colorado Republican governors association put out a campaign ad against Jared. Pola sing that exact shit. Multi-millionaire Jared polos got caught for five years, though, before you enter congress, you pay no federal income tax and have used on shore and offshore Cayman island accounts to avoid paying taxes. You don't completely appropriate. Jared polos didn't pay income taxes what he wants to raise yours higher income taxes taxes high taxes on everyone except maybe Jared polish. I wanna find that voice over artists and punch him in the fucking throat. How fucking dare he make like nine times what we make in a year to do that. One thing smug little voice over ass. They always make much money. Foolish didn't want to. He wanted to take your money and eat your money, and you know, who else didn't wanna pay taxes dot. It's Donald Trump if you and your that's right and every fucking Republican and apple and I mean. Jared Kushner another fucking Jared didn't want. I mean, he literally did not pay one dollar Taegu. The guy sold a building on Park Avenue for like three hundred fucking million dollars did not pay one single dollar of income tax. And Trump's like. Yeah. Well, there's loopholes. That's what happens when you made a real estate and capital gains, and blah, blah, blah. And it's like motherfucker sold ability. Andrew billion that counts as calm. Maybe Jared don't like paying taxes, and you know, what go fuck yourself. He's that's the way the rich game works. Rich people have offshore accounts at the Cayman island I've seen in the Cayman Islands. I've seen the firm. Oh, we all know. That's all the. Learn we all want to get our account in the Cayman Islands when you know, you've made Geneva. Yes, another good one. That would be those. So we're we're rooting for Jared polis and his poll we're rooting for Jared the poll Paulus much that that was his campaign. You know what I mean? And you know, what it is for the poll in the polls. It's your polling the poll. We're polling polo Santa official poll campaign. It's along with two. Oh, two for Oprah. And Michelle up stand back. It's two oh to pole is poles. So our last race that we're going to highlight in our special midterm election day episode is near and dear to our hearts. Okay. We discovered beta Rourke fairly recently in our mid term research, we played his interview with Bill Maher on on the podcast, and like a few months ago, or whatever, and you guys were very down. You were very down for the cause. Jesse Guerra CEO sent us rainbow Beto sticker and Devon Brana. Santa's Beto shirts and tank tops that police believe Julie rocked on the fucking beach. Mexico and turned everywhere we went into a goddamn Beddoe rally like they couldn't step out. The no are without people being like, oh, you think he's going to wit. Oh, it's Texas. Julie's like, I think everyone now thinks I'm from Texas. Oh, I had had conversations with guys rely. All right. Well, I mean, you think he's gonna win. And I'd be like, I don't I don't really know. I don't know. But I hope so I hope he wins, obviously. And they're like, oh, all right. Well, good luck. Well, I don't actually live in Texas. Oh, right. Right. All right. Well, good luck. Yeah. They never they don't listen. They didn't listen listen. But it was on the beaches of Kabo and Puerto Vallarta. It's like people going guy sitting next to us. He's not anywhere near the cruise. He's there with his wife from Oklahoma cowboy hat on. And I was like oh God. And we had to get into it. But it was great. It was great. I mean, the guy has he's made a splash. He has made a huge splash an enormous huge splash. Now beta ROY is the Texas democrat running for Senate against the most hated man in Washington. America's number one, Vermont rat pig. Fuck Ted Cruz. Trump is beloved on Capitol Hill compared to Ted Cruz. Even Republicans hate Ted fucking crews. He's never even bothered campaigning in Texas before Beethoven hit the scene and gave him a run for his money on literally. But now that he's forced to act like he cares. His dumb. Fuck slogan is toughest, Texas and his campaign ads are as hideous and worthless as his slogan this grosses me out. It's like it's for the radio, which I find ironic. If you go around in Texas. Liberal, man. Spirit. To step two step. Here. We go. Stories really take care. Dipper? This is a real song. And you wanna play Texas. You've gotta have a fiddle. That's right. I'm Ted Cruz. I mean, how gross so the races supposedly very close in my right? I think duper super super super super super super close. The fact that Beto has even given the guy run for his money. And you said literally, and it is literally because it's literally a run for the money like they're running. Right. So I don't think virtually Beddoes gonna win. But I'm looking forward to is that whether it be twenty twenty now we've already got the Oprah Obama ticket for twenty twenty or if it's into twenty twenty four whatever it is. I'm looking for his eventual presidential run and his alternate mode of Ted Cruz because Ted Cruz only cared about being right? So the fact you might win you might win the battle teddy, but she won't win the war because Beddoes gonna fucking mode you and he's gonna mode you at the top. And you're gonna have to walk around through pointing and pointing weird is and you're gonna have to be bossed around tone. You. Just like, well, our Mary Potter. But yeah, he's just like the rat and Harry Potter. He's he'll do anything to say anything. Do anything become anything? Do what the bleeders? If if beta Rourke, let's say runs for president. Ted Cruz will bark my words. Ted Cruz will go kisses out. Yes. Yeah. Did you find the Beto speech? Yes. I okay, cool. How exciting. Who is going to be the last? Bars for that in this state out of time. When you listen to doctors prescribe opioids will be coming to it, which you may die or I could prescribe medical cannabis, but you're a criminal in the eyes of the law. If you do that in this state right now, I want to be. Right. But I mean, he knows he knows. It's so good last black. I mean. That's the last thing that I'll say from the personal time from how I feel able to see my kids tomorrow being here with you right now being inspired me hopeful encouraged, it's going to take those personal stories for each one of us and coming together as people again, not around a single person or a candidate or even a campaign or certainly not a party. But people standing up for people if we do not only can we meet the urgency of this moment for all the things that we talked about in many more. She will bring up not only can we continue to do this in the right way visiting two hundred and fifty four journal of doing this. Every single one of us makes the commitment to vote to bring others into knock on doors to make phone calls to with our campaign that we will win this election. We will do something. Great for Texas. We will do something great for this country. Are you with me? Yes, we are. For people standing up for people. That's right. And it's a perfect way. The perfect close out of our mid-term of special election base special perfectly. It's it's it is. It's about people. It's about diversity. It's about that's what it's about. We got we got we got to change Washington. We gotta change Capitol Hill. We gotta go out and vote, and that's what's up. So those are the best and the worst of the midterms and a nutshell there are thousands thousand things being voted on tomorrow. And we all need to go out there and throw our fucking to send said at the very least. Here's what we want. We want to take back control of the house. This is at the very least we want it. We need to control those. We can hold onto the Senate seats. We already have now it's like fifty to forty nine. Maybe we can get another one get fifty eight fifty nine. It's only gonna help. We want to flip at least half of the fucking twenty six Republican governors in this country that if twenty six ten that's absurd twenty six to nine and last, but not least let's get some fucking diversity on the political landscape for twenty nine right? That is right. Let's get some flavor in the kitchen yet go. That's right. We all need to get to the polls to the voting station to day and make sure we vote democrat not independent nut green party. Not just fine. Not Ted Mertz -tarian noth-, Ferguson and not to do not KiKi Kuku, not Wagner. We need to vote. Democrat this time around that is what you have to do. A democratic vote is a vote for diverse t- the present congress might be the most diverse in history. But it's still eighty percent white men. And that's a fucking fact. A sad. Sad fact and fact that needs to change if we want this country to evolve with its citizens. It's these mother fuckers that are controlling the laws taxes education infrastructure, and all of our basic human rights. It's time for the people controlling our rights to look like us go and fucking bone. So that's it for this special midterm election day episode of dumb gay politics. Thank you guys for listening November is gratitude month, and we are genuinely grateful for all fourteen of you. Please check out. Our patriots podcast at WWW dot patriots dot com slash gay politics. There are two free episodes free to listen to and see if it's your Cup of tea. Also, also, we are doing a live podcast. That's right. Life puck cast in Seattle on December twelve that's twelve twelve. Go to purple pass dot com slash DP to get your tickets for that. And we are doing a live podcast in New Orleans on January nineteenth brandies birthday, go to purple pass dot com slash DP New Orleans for those tickets, and we are still working on Austin for February sixteenth. But no one will call me back. We're working on it. We got a really cool message from our patriotic daughters Leah landed in Greer Yarborough, which is the perfect. So there's that to end our midterm election day special because it proves that not every white man over eighty in this country is Trumpian piece of shit. Okay. Hager's Leah here. One of the three Yarbrough sisters writing on behalf of all of all of us. The reason we are reaching out is to tell you a little bit about our dad. His name is Ted Yarbrough. And he'll be eighty two years old on November. Third are mama's a lot younger than him. We are his second family long story. He grew up on a farm in Darlington, South Carolina has four daughters and is a lifelong democrat. He voted for Barack Obama in two thousand eight and two thousand twelve Hillary Clinton in two thousand sixteen and just a few days ago cast his vote for Stacey Abrams in the Georgia midterm elections are dead as a pretty quiet, man. He used to own his own small business, but retired a few years ago. And since then he has lived a pretty simple life goes to McDonald's for breakfast read, the newspaper mows the yard walks. My mom's dog and religiously watch is every NASCAR race and can tell you every fact about every single driver are dead has always been a kind of 'nigma to us after all he is from a totally different era. He was born in nineteen thirty six two. A stay at home. Mom, a factory worker tobacco farmer over the years. We've often asked him about his life growing up and even asked him why he's always voted for Democrats. His answers are long winded. And inevitably lead to some story that has nothing to do with the initial question as they do. But almost every time he circles back to the values. His parents always taught him they taught him and his siblings that he wasn't any different than anyone else. And he certainly wasn't better than someone because of the color of his skin religion, gender excetera. He's told us stories of growing up in rural South Carolina and seeing crosses burning during KKK rally. That's insane. Nut is insane. And driving the bus. Yes. They let students drive school buses in the forties. Apparently, but not being allowed to pick up the black kids because they had to walk to their segregated school several miles away. He has even told us about his teenage friends pulling up to his house on a weekend night and telling him to get in the car to go beat up some black kids. He, of course, never participated as we have gotten older these stories have really. Tuck with us. 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The post-election spectacular

Go West, Young Podcast

50:43 min | 2 years ago

The post-election spectacular

"Welcome to go. West young podcast your show about the outdoors. America's public lands. I'm Aaron Weiss at the center for western priorities in Denver on the show this week. We're going to dissect election day where public land's played a big role across the west. We will look at key races. And what happened to ballot measures on everything from renewable energy to drilling carbon taxes? Plus, we will remember the life and death of Cheyenne chief who survived the massacre at sand creek only to die at the orders of George Custer one hundred fifty years ago this week in western history. But first, let's talk about the news. If you care enough about the environment. Listen to this podcast. You have probably seen lots of stories over the last week about the fourth national climate assessment, which the Trump administration was legally obligated to release but tried to bury on black Friday. The good news. Is that plan backfired the report and the attempt to downplay it has gotten plenty of coverage. I'm not going to rehash all that. Or even try to summarize the report here beyond saying that it lays out in painstaking detail, how climate change presents a major threat to health safety quality of life. Even the economy in America. What I do want to focus on here is what the report means for forests in the west. And what the Trump administration is or is not doing about it. The report, of course, was released as California has been suffering. It's deadliest fires in history at least eight people killed so far more than ten thousand structures burned interior secretary. Ryan Zinke has made at least two trips to California since then it's tough to figure out how much of his travel is official. How much is personal since he and his wife have a house in the yacht in Santa Barbara. But during what we think is his second trip secretary. Zinke showed up on Casey are ATV in Sacramento. This was a very rare interview to journalists who are willing to ask. Real questions and not just softballs. So here is what anchor te'o Taurus asked Zinke about that climate assessment. Let me let me ask you build on. What you just said you talked about science. We just had the release of the fourth national climate assessment vetted by thirteen government agencies three hundred scientists as well that human activity is likely causing or at least accelerating change in our climate, President Trump made no bones about it that he is a skeptic when it comes to human caused climate change you as a secretary of the interior dealing with you know, record-setting devastating wildfires drought flooding extreme hurricane seasons. What is your opinion when it comes to human caused climate? We're looking at the report, and there's some concern within the US the US Geological Survey. That's our nation's top scientific body, it appears again, we're looking at it closely brief when I get back in appears I took the worst scenarios and they built. Addictions upon that it should be more more probability or looking at it. There's no doubt in my mind that the four season a fire seasons. Got longer. Temperatures are elevated the moisture content this year drought was a part of excel ration- of of these fires last year. We had record moisture this year were in a drought not record drought, but close and so the the climate report, I think as background again, but why are climate change or not it doesn't relieve you the responsibility to manage the forest, and you can actively manage the forest by removing the dead and dying timber. We had beetle kill which accelerated the amount of mature that burns. There's things we can and should do. Okay. Let's break that down. Did the report only take the worst case scenarios? No. The report looked at an entire range of scenarios because that is what scientists do when they. Model anything into the future. So either secretaries Zinke is knowingly lying here or he's truly ignorant about a report that his own employees played a key role in producing. Secondly, there is very strong science on beetle kill timber showing that across the west forests affected by pine beetles have not seen more acres burn. So while there are plenty of interlocking causes behind these California fires ranging from a century of fire suppression policy that put out even the smallest wildfires to local decisions on everything from subdivision designed to housing codes. Ryan Zinke is pointing to something that is actually not high in the list of fire causes Ryan Zinke loves to say that we need to make decisions based on the best available science. But listen to his words, he's casting doubt and outright ignoring the best available. Science the best available science shows that climate change. Is a huge factor between nineteen Eighty-four in two thousand fifteen twice as many acres burned across the west then would have had humans not been heating the planet and now because of climate change some of those burned forests aren't coming back. As forests they regenerate instead is grassland or shrub land. You cannot begin to address wildfires in the west until you acknowledged that the change in climate is already pardon me baked in we cannot stop this increase in wildfires. At this point. We can only learn to live with it. You can tell I get fired up over this. I I live in the wildland urban interface. We're going to talk more about forests and climate change wildfire policy in the coming episodes. But keep secretaries. Zinke is words in your head. In the meantime, and see if his actions ever truly reflect the best available science. It's been three weeks since since the mid term elections. If you have been listening to the podcast, you know, we've been talking since the summer about how public land's could play a role in key races across the west. Now the results are in. And it took just about three weeks in the case of some races. So we're going to sit back down here with our executive director at the center for western priorities. Generaux cla Hello are advocacy director Jesse Prentice done. Just back in the office from some paternity leave at graduations. And poster Brian Gottlieb of Gottlieb strategic research on the line with us today from Virginia I Brian as you may remember helped us conduct are winning the west polling earlier this year. Go back to some episodes in the summer to listen to a run down all of all of that. I wanna go state by state across the west and look at some of these key races that we were watching but first off Jin. What do you is the bottom? Mhm line from election day, while the bottom line is that public lands were the big winner in the west during this election public land's issues played a key role in western races during this election cycle, and the results are strong, repudiation of interior secretary, Zinke agenda. All right. So let's dive right in with what may have been the closest and the highest profile race that we were watching John testers Senate seat in Montana tester, who's a democrat end up winning reelection by three points in a state that Donald Trump had one two years ago by twenty points, Brian what do you make of that race considering the fact of the president did make four trips out there to campaign for Matt Rosen, Dale? Yeah. Well, you know, I think the country is is very divided still and Montana is certainly Representative that there are also divided. You look at our polling. You can see that the right direction wrong track for for the state of Montana right direction was forty six wrong track was thirty eight so within Montana itself voters, were it wasn't a majority. But certainly more voters thought the state was headed in the right direction than off the wrong track. And then looking nationally Montana thought the country was wrong track by fifty four percent to thirty eight percent right direction. So, you know, it's more than just president coming out in rallying up his his base to get over over the the finish line in you know, in a winning way for Rosendahl. Clint I think that you know, the issues were were were important ones. They're public lambs were front and center, and in fact, Rosendahl during the course of the campaign. Switched his position on a on a on. A major lands issue. Put it front and center on his website note, says no federal transfer of our public lands. So we know that public lands played a tremendous role. I think it's just it's based politics is just not a strong when when you're getting into these close elections, you gotta you gotta form winning coalitions. And that was a race where we saw Senator tester running on his public land's record his campaign ads. One of ended with the words, Montana's not for sale, and we saw some third party independent expenditure ads going after Rosendahl on his public land's records Jesse clearly that was a race where Rosen Dale felt pressured to to make it clear or at least distance himself from some of the stuff. He set in the past. Yeah, I think he did feel that pressure. And I think it's also a testament to Senator testers really strong record when it comes to public lands. I mean in recent years he's worked hard to protect the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park from mining when it came to secretary Zinke review of national monuments, tried to eliminator shrink some of them. He stood up for the upper, Missouri. River breaks. So I think you know, he's not Johnny come lately when it comes to protecting public lands. And I think that helped him a lot all day and clearly Montana still a reddish purplish reddish state. Greg Gianforte, the congressman there one reelection. He's the one who filled. Ryan Zinke seat wins inky became interior secretary. And we also saw Gianforte running on his public land's record just based on his short time in congress touting a Bill that he he passed to designated wild and scenic river, well, I think Jian forte learned his lesson when he ran against governor Bullock in two thousand sixteen access to public lands was a really important issue in that election, and Greg Gianforte didn't have a good record on access to public lands and governor Bullock one on that issue. So I think Gianforte saw the benefit of supporting public land's legislation in this last congress. And that's really really helped him in Montana. Obviously public lands played a key role in all these Montana races. One of the questions I had going into this races is Montana and outlier there is it special in the public lands taken especially high profile in these races. Or is it something that played out in other states, and certainly New Mexico? When you saw what happened and also what several of the candidates. They're campaigned on. I I would certainly after this year at New Mexico to that list of states where public land's become a top tier issue. I mean the the governor's race there. It was an open seat being vacated by Republican the candidates were two sitting members of congress. Michelle Luhan Grisham and Steve Pearce and in the end Luhan Grisham ended up running away with that race by by fourteen points, and it was Steve Pearce. His record on public lands Jesse that ended up becoming an issue in that race. Yeah. Pierce has a really abysmal record. When it comes to public lands. He was Vera Lynn opponent of the organ mountains desert peaks, national monument in the southern part of the state where he represented in the US house representatives. This is a monument that in recent years has been a real economic driver for the region Las Cruces. The town nearby his strongly supported at their city council. It said that it's been improving tourism real estate values have gone up. And so seeing Pierce's opposition to a lot of these economic benefits and protect public lands. I did a big disservice in a state that really values them. It was interesting to watch Steve pierces record. Then also become a bit of a I guess side issue, or at least an issue in his district that he seat he was vacating which ended up being one of the I guess surprising democratic pickups in the country where Shoji Torres small ended up winning a squeaker in that flipped seat and her campaign ads. I went back. I I wasn't playing terribly coast attention to that race during the election. And I went back and looked at her campaign ads. I take a listen to to one of these that she ran. Ours is broken because it stopped listening to places like rural New Mexico. That needs to change. So if C comes for public lands water monuments, again, they'll have to come through me. I'm so chill Torres small, and I approve this message, Brian what do you make of the fact that you had these races in New Mexico New Mexico, ended up going entirely blue? But it is also the state with the biggest oil and gas development rush going on right now in the Permian basin. Yeah. So, you know, we know from the polling that public lands are very important to to voters in New Mexico in that while voters are are not against drilling. And and and and expansion of of energy in on public lands necessarily. They wanna do it in a in a smart way. You know, they don't wanna do it. When it's at the expense of endangered species away looked at we looked at that on in polling in New Mexico in particular, seventy percent of Oaters opposed increasing poke available for oil and gas development. Where could potentially hurt endangered endangered wildlife? Same thing when it came to to monuments drilling a their monuments. So these are these are important issues. They also had very negative view of the administration's job job performance. On public lands with sixty three percent of Mexico's voters disapproving of the administration's job. When it comes to the public land issues. You know, the these issues were were front and center in these raises laid may definitely made a difference. Let's head north to Colorado. Where results may not have been as surprising certainly looking at demographic trends, Colorado, shifting from a purple state to a bluish purple state. But in the governor's race here. Jared polis not only ran propublica lanes ad saying how much he loved the outdoors. I was surprised to see him launch an entire website tying his opponent. Walker Stapleton to secretary. Zinke, Jen, have you ever seen something like that? I'm using a cabinet secretary as an albatross around the neck one opponent. No. That was also a surprise to me given that I think in our polling, and Brian correct me if I'm wrong, but there were probably so we're in the neighborhood of a third of voters in our poll. Didn't know who secretaries Zinke was or is that being said secretaries Zinke approval rating in Colorado is upside down. And wore voters do not approve of what secretaries inky has done on public lands issues. So, you know, in a lot of ways, I think that was a smart move by governor elect police, Brian. What are the the numbers that we saw out of Colorado suggests that candidates from either party need to be looking at as we start heading toward twenty twenty. We already saw one challenger to Senator Cory Gardner throw her hat into the ring yesterday. So the twenty twenty races begin what are the what are the big takeaways there for candidates that are just starting out in the early stages for me, I think that. That that going back to what we learned twenty sixteen is is also relevant to right where voters just sort of are a rejecting extreme positions. And if you look at what Zinke the administration's proposals on public lands, a lot of them were considered to be extreme, especially by voters that we polled, and that's why it was easy to to connect candidates in particular Republican candidates to the administration in onto these. These public lands issues in in negative way. When they were on the wrong side of the issues. So I think in the future. Candidates need to look at look beyond base politics. They need to look at how you build a coalition a winning coalition in what we found in this polling in both twenty sixteen. And now in twenty eighteen is that these public lands issues don't have to be partisan issues. They could just be western issues, and that you can build a really strong coalition around issues that are really important not only to just voters, but also to the state in the economy of those states in the west and win in. So I I would say in the future, you know, these issues of when it comes to public lands. They're not they're not democrat issues. They're not Republican issues in. I think that a democrat could win on these issues as well as a Republican, and I guess that message about on balance really ended up playing out across the west in ballot measure. And initiatives where here in Colorado. You saw the entire state in terms of statewide offices, flip blue one of the key house seats, flip blue. But at the same time one of the most progressive, I guess, you might call it a ballot measures in the country and oil gas drilling that would have increased drilling setbacks to a half mile failed and green initiatives had a pretty mixed day across the west Jesse. I know you've got some some thoughts on that shirt. So you know, there are a couple of things at play here. One was oil and gas safeguards in Colorado that you just mentioned Erin, we also saw some when it comes to renewable energy had Zona vote down a fifteen percent or fifty percent renewable energy standard Nevada actually passed a similar measure to boost there's while at the same time voting down deregulation of their electric. Utility. So really just kind of a mix of results. And I think here there's a lot of skepticism at times from voters when it comes to changing state cuts constitutions or passing really sweeping measures at the ballot box. So kind of an interesting landscape, those renewable power propositions in Arizona in Nevada are interesting because on the face of it. They both looked very similar. They would have required. The state to go fifty percent renewable by twenty thirty in both cases, and they both head some interesting asterisks at the end of the day were in Arizona. The main power company, they're APS opposed it because it would have likely required them to shut down the Pella Verdy nuclear plant outside of Phoenix at the same time. Arizona regulators are still looking to proposal that would increase eras renewable percentage up to eighty percent. Sent by twenty fifty but it would broaden that definition to include nuclear power as renewable, and I guess that gets to what what constitutes something being green. What constitutes renewable power Jesse? No, you've done a lot of a lot of work on that. I mean, you just as we were walking into you mentioned, it was Nevada that would have or will if this thing is passing again, which we'll get to allowed burning tires to be considered renewable energy. Yeah. This has been in the past their history with renewable portfolio standards. So the devil is always in the detail. And in what is eligible, and what is not. So as as these measures get stronger, there's always more pressure to allow broader definitions of what is renewable. And this question in Nevada question six it passed, but Notre to actually become law. It has to pass again in twenty twenty because Nevada requires voters to pass these things twice go fig. Couple of notes on that on green initiative is across the west Washington had a carbon tax on the ballot that ended up failing. But California voters kept its high gas taxes in place, and that provides revenue for bike paths for trains for state parks. So very much a mixed bag in terms of green initiatives across the western his Brian was saying the message there certainly seems to be voters looking for some balance on there. I think that's I think that's right. And I also think it goes to the failure in Washington to lead on these issues, and that the states actually feel like they need to. At least put these ballot initiatives on the ballot. Because we're not seeing the leadership out of Washington addressing issues like climate change and believe that's why Washington put that measure on the ballot. Let's move on to Utah. We did just have a house. There finally flip Ben mcadams. Unseating mia. Love public lands. Did not end up playing a huge issue directly in that race. Although certainly meal of had been very supportive of President Trump's attempts to shrink bears ears and grand staircase, national monuments. She is now not so friendly toward President Trump in defeat which interesting to note, but I wanna look actually a county commission race down. There. San Juan county giant county. Very sparsely populated it houses bears ears national monument as well as parts of the nation and the county commission. They're just flipped and for the first time. We'll be majority Navajo any thoughts on what that potentially means. In this fight over bears. Yeah. This has been one of the most fascinating races to watch. So San Juan county is is massive. It's the size of New Jersey. It has a very sparse population. And it has a long dark. History when it comes to relationships between local politicians in the Navajo nation, which occupies a big portion. If you go back over the last sixty or seventy years, they are just a plethora of lawsuits under the Voting Rights Act in others, kind of legend that this county commission in particular has not done enough to represent those tribal communities, and so this was a watershed election. A federal judge ruled that they had to redraw these three districts that they had unfairly. Not benefited the novel nation. So this time around two of the three districts where majority Navajo and indeed what we saw on election day as those two districts were won by members of the now nation. So for the first time this county commission has the opportunity to to represent their interests. And it's notable that these two folks have one have been strong supporters of bears ears national monument which lies in that in that county. And so not only are those two folks going to represent the majority, but the outgoing member that had represented that Navajo district had been the most vocal opponent a bears ears national monument. So what we saw at the ballot boxes that that was not a popular position when it came down to it. And that now we're gonna see strong support for protecting those lands, although it is worth noting that at least for the moment the county is still suing in court trying now to. Undo that election and the judge's ruling drawing those new boundaries. So at this point, no no decision there. I don't know that it'd be completely unprecedented for a judge to throw out and tire election. But the county is for the moment still trying to to undo all of this and and force new elections. So we'll keep an eye on on what's happening there. One moved back to Nevada. We talked about the the ballot measure their that passed and the incoming governor ran on a very pro green energy platform, we heard that in in his ad steak. Listen, what an events do over three hundred days of sunny year. We also generate a ton of clean energy. I'm Steve slack. As commission chair. We developed eight new solar projects with more on the way to power two hundred thousand homes while creating over a thousand jobs, Donald Trump wants to pull the plug renewable 's as governor I wanna to to lead the nation on clean energy. So that was Steve's this lack and we saw green energy and public lands being a very much a part of three key elections. Both governor the US Senate race dean Heller seat. And also a house district that covered much of the the southern half of the state in all three of those cases, the the pro public land's candidates one Jen, what do you think? This tells us about Nevada going forward is Nevada now fully switching into the the blue is more like California these days. I don't know if you can say it's in the blue column, but it certainly say it's in the green column when it comes to public lands. You've seen a major shift in Nevada supporting the outdoor record Konomi. They see the advantage of what national monuments bring to the economy, not just the gaming industry in Nevada. But also the opportunity for tourists to come and experience Nevada's public land's think we'd also add that Ryan Bundy who was also in the race for governor lost. And so I think this is a repudiation of also the Bundy families position on public lands. So Nevada seems to be a really strong public land state, and that that was proven in this election in it, and it was certainly reflected in our polling just a Adwa Jensen. I mean, Adam lacks the Republican candidate for governor toured national monuments with Ryan Zinke in an effort to get him to shrink them enrolled in back. Chris hardy who had the house district that has national monument has been a strong supporter of the Bundy. Family. And so I think when it comes to this this, really. Right wing, kind of extreme view. On public lands in a bad voters are saying they don't side with that. Ryan any thoughts? There only we have an outgoing Republican governor in Nevada who had been very much a public land's. Moderate end worked with both parties is is this another voters won't to avoid extremes lesson that ended up playing out because of who voters ended up choosing in some of the Republican, Brian is I think that's I think that's certainly part of it. I think you know for for Republicans. They need to start to think a little bit outside the box when it comes to who they're voting for in in primaries in order to become competitive in general elections, and you can still be conservative, and and be pro public land. That's the whole point of the research that we did was that, you know, these issues just are are not partisan issues. And they're so important to these western economies. So you can be conservative pro jobs and in all about growing the economy and also be not pro public lamb. So I think that's where where candidates on on the on the right need to move because we know the extreme extreme positions of reducing the size of Portland selling selling them off. Those are not popular. In fact, getting back to what you were talking about earlier in Utah with you know, shrinking of of of bears ears national monument that that issue and also the the grand staircase. Those issues were. Or so widely reported on across the west that they came up when we were doing focus groups in an all of the, you know, the the western states in while folks may not have known who Ryan Zinke was they they they knew of these issues. And so when we were talking about it, they would say, wait a minute. Isn't Zinke the guy that he was the guy that is shrinking the mighty Minson in in Utah unaided like that. So. So these things are not these decisions. These proposals are not done in vacuum voters paying attention the care about it. I wanna touch on California briefly. We don't spend a whole lot of time on this podcast looking at California. But in particularly that Dianne Feinstein, not terribly competitive race there, of course, but she campaigned on her work to protect the Mohave desert. And I just want to play for a moment. A campaign ad from Katie hill who ended up defeating congressman Steve Knight in the twenty fifth district with an ad that opened on her rock climbing in Texas canyon. Listen. Listen, this can be hard. Not as hard as running for congress when corporations are backing the other guy. But here, we're we're we're not afraid of hard work that route by the way that she's on is a five eleven plus so props to her for. Walk the talk or climbing the climb on knowing what she's doing on the rocks. There. Obviously, Brian California was interesting story in terms of places like Orange County that flipped not public land's districts. What is there? A takeaway for you in that state in general. I think I think that a lot of what we saw in this election was that a lot of the Democrats actually that came in and one seats, you know, over a Republican incumbent a lot of these democrat that New Democrats are coming in. They're not far to the left. They're not the the far liberal Democrat that the that a lot of Republicans were probably expecting in. So it's gonna be interesting to see what happens in in the future where? With these folks in in how they vote in terms of whether or not these districts, whether they're in California and other states continued to be blue or if they continue to be swing districts, just go back and forth from cycle to cycle. You know, we've seen things were changing where there are more of these progressive more far left candidates that team in where they won against incumbent Democrats in primaries. And then and then because the seats were not we're not purple at all they were swept in, but in these more competitive seats, it just going to be interesting again, I think it gets back to this whole idea of balance in that if these candidates moved too far to the left some of these districts aren't necessarily going to go for that with the right? Republican may be able to come back in. And win again in Intel -fornia on when getting back up to public lands. There are so many issues around public lands there, especially with regard to to the fires. And and and all of that that I think there these are issues that are going to be front and center to to people not only on state races. But also in federal races in California for years to come. I think it'll be fascinating to see how wildfire becomes an issue in California. Over the coming years, the the deadly fires really broke out immediately after election day, and I suspect, you know, the election was being held next week that would suddenly become an issue. Jen any thoughts from you on how either wildfires or other issues that ended up playing role this year will end up playing out over the course of the the next congressional session. And as these especially house candidates who have to run again in two years will be looking to. Stake out their positions and try to establish some record in just two years, which is hard. It is hard especially as you are just learning the ropes of Washington D C. I think we see a hundred freshmen members of congress are of the house will be sworn in January. So so it's it's an uphill battle. But I think obviously wildfires are critical issue to the west in how we manage our forests and the funding. I mean, the funding has to be there. And this ministration has repeatedly put forward budgets that cut funding for forced management. So there has to be a political will there to to to figure out how how do we deal with these catastrophic wildfires in these public lands issues, obviously were a winning issue this election cycle, and it built on you know, the election cycle in two thousand sixteen. So I see the. The issues around public land's outdoor recreation playing even more important role in the twenty twenty races from the presidential race all the way down to the county Commissioner race, I think that's exactly right. And just to add a couple of things, you know, with house members look into burns their credentials. Couple things come to mind the land and water. Conservation fund is expired this as a very popular bipartisan program that takes proceeds from oil and gas drilling off the coast to to put into our parks and public lands. I think that's something that folks could try to Guam onto in recent years with rob Bishop from Utah controlling that the house natural resources committee. We've seen. Bills to protect public lands, really stall out. And so wondering if that's an area where folks could try to come together and push things through Brian one of the interesting things that I noticed and some reporters have have taken note of is that because of the overall Blue Wave across the country nearly the entire Republican representation on the bipartisan house climate caucus lost. And it's not clear if there is a bipartisan climate caucus anymore. Do you see room in the GOP? Will there be will there be folks willing to come to the table either in the house or the Senate or his climate basically off the table until you end up with Republican moderates back in congress at some level? Yeah. I mean, that's the thing. We had we. That's a that's a great exempt. What you said is a great example of what happened in this election a lot of Republican moderates lost. And so is there such a thing now in congress is is there such thing as a publican moderate? I don't know. That's that's gonna be a really good question in their main. We may have to wait that one out and see what happens in the next cycle or to. But you know, there were some really strong moderate members of congress on that were, you know, Senate, right? That are no longer there. And and so we'll have to see what happens, you know. And and go from there the difference though, now is with with Democrats in the majority in the house. The attention will is sort of moved away from the Republican side in more to the to the democratic side now, so so those issues may so end up getting highlighted. Get attention. They deserve. All right. Let's look ahead to twenty twenty obviously all of these freshmen members of congress will have to defend their house seats. You'll have a Senate map that looks very different from this year. Almost the the the flip in terms of Republicans defending seats as opposed to this year when it was Democrats defending seats, and of course, the presidential race that I certainly won't ask anyone on this call to predict what that is. That's gonna look like eighteen months from now. But what do you think or what what advice would each of you give presidential candidates from either party as they start coming out to the west because we are going to start seeing those visits pretty soon here from from would be candidates. We've got two possible candidates from here in Colorado Hickenlooper. And and Senator Bennett of you know, both dipping their toes in the ring to their toes in the. Water to various degrees. Hats get thrown into the ring later. What is what does that look like for for presidential candidates, both as they staff up from a policy perspective and get ready to start campaigning. And I'll start with Jesse on this win. We'll go around the horn shirt. I mean, what keeps sticking in? My mind is something Brian said earlier in the podcast of binning building winning coalitions. And I think a lot of folks in the west Senator Bennett governor Hickenlooper they figured this out. That public lands are really effective way to build those coalitions. And so I think as campaigns are staffing up they needed to find folks that have good connections to these constituencies. That can really understand what folks are around the west are wanting when it comes to public lands and have strong platforms because folks clearly one are public lands protected. They one more access and so a really good way to build those coalitions. I think I agree with Jesse. And I'd actually add that there are a few other western Democrats looking at. Dipping their toe in the ring. Governor Bullock for Montana. Eric swale, well, congressman from California. So I think looking at the results from this last election public land's clearly played an important role in these races and finding that balance where you're working with. Democrats Republicans unaffiliated voters to to prioritize how they want. Their public lands managed and supporting the protection of public lands, Brian. You get the last word. I mean, you know. Presidential candidates either coming from the west or are going to the west to campaign. I think you know, looking at. One of the very first questions that we ask folks in the surveys is you know, one or two sentences. What do you like about living in the west in voter say over and over again, the reason why they live there is because of the open spaces in the mountains and. The outdoors. And so, you know to be against that in that way of life is just not a way to not a way to win in the west in in. There are again, the the the the data is clear. There's a tremendous connection between the the economy and the outdoors in these western states and the candidates that can. That can bridge find that bridge between protecting outdoors providing access for for recreational activities, and in attracting jobs, you know, to the to the uproar Connie, I think those candidates that that will be able to build those winning coalitions. All right. We're gonna leave it there. I will note that we will have a full glossy printed report on winning the west and how public land's issues played out in the election. That'll be coming out in January. If you are a congressional staffer, if you are a campaign staffer, if you're thinking about being a campaign staffer if you're thinking about running for president go ahead and download that will we'll update you on the podcast, and they'll be link on the website. Once once that report is up Brian Gottlieb, pollster with Gottlieb strategic research. Thank you for all of your work with us this year, you have been a font of insight and knowledge, we really can't. Thank you enough. Thank you. It's been an honor to work with you, all and Jen and Jesse of sleep you guys aren't going anywhere. So we'll have you back on the podcast soon. Thanks. Thanks. Let's wrap up with a look back at this week in western history. This is a heavy one the last week in November marks the anniversary of two massacres. And the death of one of the great native American leaders of the nineteenth century black kettle. He was born around eighteen o seven in the black hills and married into the top huband of the Cheyenne living in Colorado territory under the fort Laramie treaty that had been signed in eighteen fifty one black kettle became a chief in eighteen fifty four, but as the Pike's peak gold rush began in eighteen fifty nine white settlers took away the land. The Cheyenne had been guaranteed and eighteen sixty one black kettle agreed to a new treaty in which the southern Cheyenne gave up all their land except for the small sand creek reservation in southeast Colorado the land there was unfit for farming. The nearest herd of buffaloes two hundred miles away diseases to cold and young Cheyenne started rating, the livestock and supplies of nearby. Settlers. And passing wagon trains in the spring of eighteen sixty four as the civil war raged to the east. Colonel John Chillington was an ambitious Methodist preacher who wanted to become a territorial delegate to congress without any major battles to make a name for himself tripton instead launched brutal campaign against the Cheyenne and their allies, attacking peaceful and aggressive bands alike. Trying to save his people from attack chief black kettle traveled to Denver under the escort of major Edward wine. Coop affirming, his non-hostile intentions shipping. And governor Evans didn't want peace, but because openly reject black kettles peace author on the day of the peace talks chicken superior officer general Samuel Curtis sent a telegram saying, quote, I want no peace till the Indian suffer more black kettle. Of course, knew nothing of the telegram. He believed that by camping near army forts. His people would be safe. He and five hundred fifty Cheyenne and arapaho traveled. Back south setting up along sand creek under the protection of fort Lyon on November twenty ninth. Eighteen sixty four Colonel tripton led seven hundred troops many of them drinking heavily down to San creek and position them along with four howitzer cannons around black kettles camp black kettle flew both the white flag and American flag over his teepee giving to ignore them both and ordered the attack. It became known as the sand creek massacre cannons and rifles pounded the camp as the Indian scattered a handful of warriors managed to fight back. Allowing some members of the camp to escape across the stream, but Chillington men were merciless hunting down elderly men, women and children as they screamed for mercy black kettles wife medicine woman later was shot nine times, but survived black kettle carried her on his back as he escaped the massacre lasted most of the day around one hundred. Fifty Cheyenne and arapaho lay dead by the time. It was over shipping. Tons men. Mutilated the corpses. Hacking off body parts back in Denver. Soldiers displayed the scalps to approving crowds during intermission downtown theater. But in the east driven attack, especially the bar. Barrick mutilations were condemned congressional and military investigations later denounced giving but claimed he couldn't be punished because he'd resigned from the army and wasn't under military jurisdiction. He spent the rest of his life under the stigma of the sand creek massacre while never facing punishment for it. As for black kettle. He continued to press for peace into home for his people. I at the little Arkansas treaty in eighteen sixty five which moved his tribe to Kansas then Indian territory, and what's now Oklahoma in eighteen sixty seven black kettle signed the medicine lodge treaty where the US government promised to give the Cheyenne food and supplies every year, the provision never came. Came in eighteen sixty eight black kettle was leading the top. You band of Cheyenne along the Shida river in Oklahoma territory. He had just returned from one hundred mile trip to fort Cobb where he and arapaho chief had asked the post commander to move their village closer to the fort now feeling confident once again of their safety his wife medicine will later wanted instead to move closer to the larger Indian encampments down river by that time many Cheyenne Braves had joined with a war chief named Roman nose raiding white settlements. So on November twenty seventh eighteen sixty eight we're talking almost four years to the day since the sand creek massacre the commander of the seventh cavalry, George Armstrong Custer had followed a small rating party to the ouachita river. Well, within the Cheyenne reservation, it was black kettles village along the river there where white flag again, flew over black kettles teepee the night before black kettle and his leaders had. Agreed to send out runners in the morning to make it clear. Black kettle wanted peace. But as the village slept Custer ordered the attack at dawn he had eight hundred troops at his command. This time black kettle did not survive. He along with medicine woman later were shot in the back while on a pony trying to cross the river to escape to those villages downstream the battle of the ouachita or the massacre at the ouachita was the end of chief black kettles who top you band Custer claimed one hundred and three men died with quote, some women and a few children. Those numbers are certainly false accounts from Cheyenne survivors and civilian scouts range widely from around fifteen did all the way up to a hundred and fifty with at least half maybe three quarters of the dead being women and children Custer captured fifty three women and children. He used them as human shields to ensure his safe retreat. His supply train historian. Still debate. Whether it's more accurate to call. What happened at the Shida a battle or a massacre one of those historians Joseph Thoburn notes that if a force of eight hundred Indians had attacked a white settlement the size of black kettles camp with similar results. We would no doubt call that a massacre. Today. Both sand creek in Colorado and ouachita in Oklahoma are national historic sites this week marked the Ceska centennial of black kettles death at wash Shida the Cheyenne offered prayers and songs at sunrise along with the reading of names among those names. Of course, was chief black kettle who tried to make peace up until the very day of his death who survived the massacre at sand creek, but died at the washy to river one hundred fifty years ago this week in western history. This episode of go west young podcast. We always love hearing your feedback. Please send your emails to podcast at western priorities dot org. If you haven't yet, please leave us a rating on apple podcasts or wherever you are listening. That is the best way for new listeners to find us. Thanks again. The pollster Brian dot lead keep your eyes open links to our final report on how candidates won the west. That'll be coming out in January. We will be back in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, say hi on Twitter, and on behalf of gen Jesse and all of us at the center for western priorities. I'm Aaron Weiss. Thanks for listening.

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I thought that you like the Nile Horn. Guy I do. I like style singer Songwriter Acoustic. But this is this. What what. What is my favorite thing about these guys? They just. They're saying the same words their horses over and over literally me give you two examples. Here Harry Styles Watermelon Sugar Watermelon Sugar High Justin bieber examples. Yeah Hey whatever have you heard that Roxanne and Roxane year ago Roxanne. So have you heard that Roxanne? Oh that's all these all really tight before using it as a tick tock for six months ago Mike and that's probably how to artists feel like they. Just wait for their song out like this. Do who sings this cigarettes? What Arizona? Probably here's this in the rain. I don't think that's fair to say that about this on this guy. You're just hearing the jets hit rate boy towers. Money doesn't go to Yummy Yum Tom. Tom Care more words than young. Don't care I don't know I don't know why I'm sticking up for the Ruxandra. Remind folks on Roy Moore. Whatever you're passionate. Thank you very much. Have no idea The I did not play this yesterday but I saw pop up in the news. Today it says Chris Stapleton surprises audience at Tyler Perry's Nashville Madisha Show Walker Stapleton is often seen playing shows. He was actually in the crowd and I guess they spotted Chris Stapleton in the crowd and Tyler Perry's like Hey Chris Stapleton Sierra Nevada and get up and sing in the crown right in the crowd and here. This is makes this cellphone. Footage of video shows Chris. Tennessee whiskey beginning to play with Chris. Rising from the audience for the microphone in hand to sing from the audience who screamed in excitement and happily sing along. We don't have the clip here though I love media. I don't know Chris and I had that in. Common Medina cannot come to into the farewell tour and have Chris doubled in the audience. Said Tyler period. I don't talk. Radio WITH TOURING ASTHMA DEA O. He actually plays one. Listen one of those regular actors aiming Chris able to get up. Tyler. Perry probably is cool enough. Do you ever know disappeared. Hold on totally. Just don't like it well especially when she says go to clip and I go to clip and it's not there you go. Would you recognize Chris? Stapleton? I mean I know you would cause we know. We look but a regular person. If he wasn't this cowboy hat and his denim and all that we still recognize him. You think when he just like dude. Here's pretty large. But I don't know that without the cowboy hat you would like al-Deen for example. You never recognizable with without his cowboy hat if you saw Jason Inches. A baseball CAP. I don't think you would know Jason. Well there's that George Strait story of he was like down in the Florida keys or something and he had on a baseball hat in. Some woman was like George Strait. Tell the story. I don't know he said that a woman came up to him and was like in a her George traits recording here this week and he's like yeah. I mean it was unrecognisable. I was at a bar like six years ago here in Nashville and Eric. Church was there and I was like. That's Eric Church. He didn't have. He didn't have a sunglasses on the and people were argument. That is not Eric Church. One hundred percent. It's Eric Church so I went up to a picture. He's like a man. How you doing the quiet please? But no sunglasses unrecognizable crazy. Who else where something know that there are new right. Oh if I don't wear my glasses I've had my bosses not recognize me. I've walked right up to people and my New York bosses that I see a lot and it'd be like hey how's it going? Hey how's it going not dude? I don't my glasses on crazy or if I'm somewhere and I'm like hey I need to get from point A. Point being I'm like an airport or something and just talk to listeners. They stopped me. And if I can't because I'm in a hurry my glasses off nobody softening because are so distinctly me at this I here's Chris Stapleton Roy Moore vocal more than Gone Lee. Is that a stadium tour. Its Bridgestone Yeah. Wow Oh that was so yeah. Minutes arena tour. Good money no more than a stadium. Tour Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah A science thanks. Corona virus came from space came from space on mediator. Interesting thought it was. I don't want to give that story any credibility later bedtime linked to obesity. I'm going to jump in on this one and say I will agree with that if it's a later bedtime and early your wake time. I think if we're not sleeping right or hormones are off. We crave worse foods. Craving worst foods actually makes us put on an unhealthy weight I try to now go home. If I'm in town and laid out for thirty minutes I would not take a nap everyday forever. I was like why do I need to have time now? I do. I go home and don't fall asleep but I do try to go home in. I'm trying to because I feel the best one I'm rested and hydrated and I perform so much better not just like performing but like I'm just a better person when that's all accurate with my my times my sleeping my eating so I can see where anyone would have an obesity issue. If you're not sleeping right because when I don't sleep right I just crave sugar and salt And when you eat sugar and salt you know happens. Your body's not as healthy so New Research found a link between later bedtime in a higher risk of obesity in kids. But I would assume as adults too. So there's Oh by the way I'm tearing stories wasn't this story. Sugar cravings could from lack of sleep. Even those stories coming up next a new study finds between not getting enough sleep and high calorie food cravings research on Costa five hundred women. Show that those who were sleep deprived also consumed additional five. Hundred eight hundred calories. You what happens to when you'RE TIRED? You look for anything to make you not tired and sometimes you feel like well if I just eat little food. Energy will not be as tired which is one of the reasons. I do fit thirty-three why it works and I'm back on it right now and part of part of fit thirty three is what's called intermittent fasting where you only eat for eight hours a day like you can start. You can have all your meals on eight hours. But the re and I don't even know if I believe in all the cellular rejuvenate all that all the fancy pants what works for me. Because when I don't need the other six hours what happens? I don't eat so it's not a bunch of weird uncounted crappy calories going into my body or just like little snacks that I'm really not paying attention to all adding up and it just being like eight another meal without even having a full meal so ate breakfast. I'm actually behind. I suppose he added nine. Am Oh man but a breakfast nine. Am lunch at noon in my dinners at the last minute at five pm then. I don't eat until nine the next morning. And it does get a little annoying sometimes especially early on but about the third or fourth day of it. You feel great. He's getting into the first couple of days of being annoyed. I worked out yesterday with on thirty three for the first day. Hurting hurting because this new machine to grab a rower but you're standing up and you pull the cables down. It's on my answering. I'm story right now doing that. It is hard like no. You're pulling cables down okay. So they're above your head. Imagine you were just pulling it down. Overlaying curtain row K. But it's two of them and it's heavy and it's on like a a a row of loop so but did that. I'd never done that before is a tough thing. I've seen people do it on Instagram Kellyanne. Mostly I think before you. I saw like Julian. Hoff's husband doing it randomly. I Dunno he popped in my suggested. Just an instagram. I guess like you know when you go to that part where it's like. I'm like who's this guy rowing and is really a Julia either it was a great workout. I was really really Weenie boy yesterday. One of the two tired I do and it was probably hard both I think that's effort today. Amy like say I. If you're looking for some analysts do I have that new. Qna episode on my podcast. Four things with Amy Brown. It's up are you guys doing the sore losers without lunch box. Well we'RE GONNA try. He invited us to go to the hotel lobby the hospital. I'm sorry the hospital waiting room and take the recording equipment and do a podcast from there. Why don't you just do it from here now? We're going to give it a shot. We're GONNA take the equipment and see the lesson. What if he has his baby than we're going live from the delivery room? Baby I would just say you guys should do it here and keep doing it here in a phrase out you to do it that you don't have to always chase the person you have three people on the show for a reason and we got a of cords and the equipment's kind of dirty and we're going into a hospital or a babies being born. I was just thinking we can interview the doctor. Let's put on our show. We can use some more content. No that's my point. You only do this content because this show exists Sutra saying So if you're going to do that you should do that. And bring it back on the show. Okay but I think as a general rule you guys should raise out. Lunchbox should do it. Yeah if lunch box and you that's why you have three people. We're going to continue doing it. I mean it's not because his lunchbox out doesn't mean we're going to stop doing it. We're going to keep doing it by just thought it'd be Kinda cool to go to the hospital today do that. You bring that back from our show all right here. We'll give it a shot. We timing outright and the the babies being born and I can just roll on all of that doctor. What are you seeing right now doctor? What does that nice is that the head was. Oh no no. It's not okay explain. Tell me what is that? I don't know if it's going good. Good great thank. You all will do that. Bring that for here okay. We're GonNa Talk About Sports Hospital Great Post that they're doing some really cool stuff on my guys. I'm not gonNA bring it. I I have finally got Taylor Swift. Yeah can you imagine okay? Can you imagine lunchbox having a baby Taylor swift not the same thing? Yeah if if I'm really hard and Taylor swift. And but she's not going to do the radio show but it would like fit perfectly for the show. Yeah Oh all right. I mean I'm trying to get Jessica Simpson mainly because I was obsessive there. Are you really trying to get it? But obviously that would I do stuff for the show. Oh I'm trying but yeah you WANNA oh well. I'm not gonNA bother you with that but I thought I couldn't hit Steve. Forgetting just getting maybe we can get her on the show. That'd be a phone interview and you lead that okay. Hey there you go. Why don't you think of that amy? Can We try to get Jessica Simpson but the key to with a lot of these people airlifted headphones on him? We'll see here's a book. She's promoting Simpson. Yeah I heard she was just here in town so it'd be a phone or would be great. We'll take a phone or was it just comes to Nashville. We'll we're not gonNA wait on that so you can get a phone. We'll do that. Yeah I'll work on that for you. Yeah actually count. No action matters not count check but with those pop people. Sometimes we can hit up John Ivy. Correct YEAH IS KISS. Los Angeles and because she she doesn't la he all all. Did you know John when you're in la? I did yes. He was The PD of the kiss station. Yeah I know him well so you can always hit him up too and be like. Hey Bobby demands we get her or we'll make it happen as they do. We ever get the dog whisper. No he hasn't responded at all. I hit a two people from his team. And I haven't heard a single thing. So I'll follow up that Caesar Cesar Chavez. Yeah no he's working on it. All right Okay here we go. This is Wednesdays Bobby Bones. Show enjoy it and away we go over. Twenty thousand lives changed over twenty years of experience. Now it's the year twenty twenty coincidence. I think not announcing the year of Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty Vision. That is twenty twenty vision at the center to be exact you see achieving your vision. Twenty twenty has turned into our goal. And we WANNA make it easier and more affordable than ever. That's why we are giving you twenty percent off your twenty twenty with Eilly stick with I design plus a free consultation and no interest financing a higher number of people are seeing twenty twenty or better thanks to one of Northern Virginia. 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Say because it was said like the seventies but aimed brought this up. I guess you were watching the office. Yes I had the office on and it was just in the background. I wasn't really watching. It was just online and all of a sudden I hear Jim recognize voice. He walks in a room. I guess and he's like what's the haves and I was like what. And that's Bobby's favourite show ever so I thought Oh my gosh. What a bobby unknowingly. That's where it was like on his brain. And maybe that's where this came from but I didn't know don't you sleep at the office. I do yeah. I don't know that's it why this came up because we used to do a segment like this years and years ago but it was called something else and I was like. Hey let's just what's happening with us and then I said on the. I don't know why it's called this. But here's the clip. Is that JIM or Andy. Well you don't really watch it watching. I thought it was Jim. That again reminder perhaps yeah and it sounds like that's goodbye my lover playing in the background by James Blunt. Where I'm Scott. You probably know exactly what he's wearing. Yeah Okay isn't this where the girl that's in the Mo the catalog dies he's like falls in love with the girl in the catalog noar season three episode ten now. Somebody may think there's a catalog girl and he's like this is girl I want and she died. Oh man as he's like trying to find her maybe maybe not. We'll see well either way. I thought it was Zany told you I wasn't really watching. I heard it and like my ears. Perked up like what? That's our thing coming up on. Today's show in the lunchbox chair will be this guy named Kyle. Yeah the Coin Guy from the Golden Coin Place that came in he just came in because we needed someone for a bid where he appraised lunchboxes coin and we thought it was kind of funny. And so. We're like hey come sit in. So he'll be in later and Bring any coins I know. Didn't he didn't go to the old jars so we'll try that later but let's see Let's see what's what's what's a speaking of the office. I'll go first. My dog is named Stanley after Stanley from the office. Because I love that show so much and over the past year so I've talked about the struggles on how this dog one. He's English bulldog to haven't had a lot of time to really be disciplined with him because he's had a lot of surgery and when he's in a cone he just isn't gonNA listen medication. It's been tough but he's starting to be a little bit better of a dog now. I don't put them in his room anymore. He stays in the house. But what's been weird is now that he has the house. He is very much a guard. Dog Anytime anything's happening on the house now route because he roams the whole house he now feels like that's his loss and it's been crazy to see him change like that if somebody the backyard to write to it somebody the front door right to somebody drives by right to. It was never like this before and I do think. Just because they're able to roam around now he feels like that's his space. He's also like I mentioned earlier. Was like forty three forty four pounds. I was getting pretty big. But that's the up there with my dog. I would say it's getting pretty good. We can now spend hours together without him being an absolute maniac. So we're there. His one year birthday is going to be. I think the first week of March is he ready to go on public yet or no okay close care. He goes public. I take him out but I mean he can't just come sit in a chair in the studio yet or you can't walk red carpet. He won't be. Acm Ready Whenever the ACM's are no. And I wouldn't fly him to vegas any way too much too long flight. But that's the goal is eventually be able to take them and take them put a Tuxedo on him. Walk them down red carpet and be ready November. And that's in Nashville gas. Oh there's mine. Oh what's that so? I told y'All I was listening to Jessica Simpson's audiobook at her book is called. Open Book and I finish it so good like either get it and read it or download it and listen to it. It is amazing. Yeah I mean I feel like and I know. Bobby we were kind of having a side conversation about this too and you're like well. How does how does she come off about herself as she just is everything all roses with R. M. Like no? She does it because she does discuss other relationships with people like Tony Romo and John Mayer and Nick. O'shea obviously and you know it. She does she is talking about them but she also is very real without herself in a lot that she went through that. I had no idea and I cried. Amy said that because I mean is that we. We definitely dished on this. She said that when Jessica Simpson was with Tony. Romo she would go to Tony. Romo's house it was like a Frat House and there were just checks laying around for like three hundred thousand dollars in cash checks. No big deal that Tonioli play madden and always be himself. I listen. I'm trying to build me up like crazy as well. That was a part of the book. I thought Bobby would find really interesting. But there's some gets some dark stuff that she went through even as a kid that gets real and you. I mean you just don't ever know what people have been through and it just explain some staff and just John Mayer stuff. I asked about a lot. Is that good. Yeah as those are. The chapter goes like okay. Tell me more I mean yes. There was the real life stuff that was good but then the the juicy John Mayer stuff like basically John Mary moloney lots but you don't know what he's going through. That's true me you can do is hard it is. I know I need to have. I read this and I like. Oh my gosh this is reminding me to have grace for people and you know what I should have grace on there because Jessica Simpson. Wouldn't say anything bad about him. She wouldn't say that's no grace. I can't wait for Johns. Tell all all reading I. What'S EDDIE? Wrap it up guys. I I went to go play golf today and teamed up with a golf pro like these are the guys that are like they professional golfers compete. But they're good enough to be and they teach teach people how to play golf guys nine holes in he looks at me and says dude you. You're really close to having it and I said I was like well. What what do you mean? What do you mean have? It is like your really close to being really really good. Is this like when you were going to be a kicker in college because their eighty year olds playing golf competitively right now? It's not too late for me. Okay and what does your wife think about this? I was went straight home. And she's just like guys. What is this meeting? I play more golf. I have to. I'm going to get better right. So now what's the goal? Well I got his number so I think I'm going to get more lessons. Maybe that was his whole ploy. If you just book this any more or less than I can get you there. But yeah that's kind of what he said. Oh you think you got me well if you pay money yes so does this to everyone who think probably know okay. Hey what's that? Okay here. We go we. We missed on the clip here by we. I mean me that clip is from Benny Hana's Christmas was again. I don't know I didn't even know who set um and then Andy says what's the half's and then apparently Michael had been dumped by Carol. Oh yes the real estate agents sal. Yes they did they went to Beni Hana and all sat around and Dwight got in between a couple so he wasn't part of the group and they didn't ask the couple to move. I pick up on little things now. She knows the whole bobby bones show. Podcast highlight segment of the day. We get a lot of emails here and we try to get to as many of them as we possibly. Let's open up the mailbag right. Bobby recently broke up with my boyfriend. Three years about a year ago moved in together and realized it wasn't going to work out so of course we broke up but before we broke up. He got me a dog from twenty-seven birthday. I'd always wanted a Jack Russell terrier so we adopted one from a shelter. Since the break-up we have been splitting custody of the dog but I don't think it'll work out in the long run like this. My question for you is who has the right to keep the dog thanks. Katie it's a great question. Let me walk back through. This adhere girl moved in productive. Kevin Okay in the relationship being a dog owner. There's always one person who loves the dog a little bit more. There's always you don't love the dog equally. Whoever that person is gets the dog but if you both feel like you love it equally then. It was a gift to her. You don't take back a gift for her. That's the first of all you have to think of the dog and you have to not be selfish because of whatever did or did it happen in the relationship and hold it against a thing about a dog. It's there's a life here so the first episode though who really loves the dog and would be most heartbroken if the dog wasn't with them and would give the dog the best life that you should get it on now if you're going we're equal in this then. She should get the dog because you get to her. That's the that's what sticks out to me. The most. It was his gift to her so that that's it Katie. We've spoken insured. It is your hangdog unless you feel like he loves the dog more than you have to like suck it up but I I feel like it's her dog if she wants one weekend a month after eventually after you break up it's just over more sharing custody you get new boyfriends and girlfriends and husbands and wives you still see your ex boyfriend to share your dog so make the break. Oh Man when Jessica Simpson left. Nicholas Shea she took their dog didn't tell him and he was mad straight up to the dog she. She says she didn't handle that. Well she she should have done it differently every live situation. Now Amy Has Jessica Simpson story because she finished the boater Let's go to Anna in Ohio. Who is on the phone Anna? Appreciate your call and the Bobby Brown show. What's going on with you? I had actually friends who were in this exact same situation. But they weren't married and when they adopted the dog and they adopted a dog together they both signed for the dog when they went to the adoption and it got pretty ugly really fast and they ended up getting a lawyer involved and they had to come up with like a custody contract and they got one week on week off. They have bills that they split. I mean it was. It was a whole thing. It was it was script crazy like if I really wanted out of a relationship you can have it but well. That's interesting they signed together. They got the dog together. If I were the judge I would say well. We're GONNA cut the dog in half and you're gonNA have and then whomever said No. Let them have the dog because the dog be alive in me. Not have it done shelby? Your Dog King. Solomon Solomon Yeah. I failed that test. It's from the Bible but and I presented that to Eddie. What was I presented to? You may award number one. I was like you know what we'll cut the award and have a great idea that he's like. I'll take Morgan. No yeah because you don't want who. She has skipped that story in the Bible. I don't doesn't want to have the baby harmed Ya. The real mom Chao step forward please stand up on. No that's Eminem the Hamilton version of the Bible. Please don't kill my son. The baby's mother screamed Your Majesty. I love him very much but give them to her. Just don't kill him. The other woman shouted go ahead. Common half neither one of us will have the baby Solomon said. Don't kill the baby. Then he pointed the first woman she has the real mother. Give the baby to her. Everyone in Israel was amazed when they heard Solomon had made his decision they realized I gotTa give them wisdom to judge fairly. Well I take a lot from. Solomon in this. I do a lot of my judge. Bobby's on this. It's a lot of this is really a great a great learning there. Is this concept here and there? You Go Netti lost I remember now. I know what the answer is. So it's not about knowing the answer it's about feeling that way I'll say this there are two major awards that you can win and country music there's the CNA award and the ACA more and we were lucky enough fortunate enough blessed enough to win the award this year and we were nominated for an ACM award to awards and so we're up for it for national show. And I'm sitting in the office with amy yesterday morning and say to her. This is a gun off the air and like we have our time in the morning we come in and just GONNA catch up. We're always a little grumpy when it starts MS I am. I don't know any walks indifference. You've gotTa want enemies. Wildcard depends on the day when it's really wild card. I'm always pretty grumpy because I just. I'm cutting station liner immediately. As soon as you walk like the Mall Ninety five and just doing so. Amy Usually a few minutes after me and one of the talking and I go. Hey they're announcing the winners for the ACM awards like eventually. We have to know win. Like I think we're not GONNA win so we add this whole talk with preparing her for me to call and go like dental. And so they're the announcement was yesterday. Eleven thirty and I get online. They said they were going to do it on the facebook page the facebook page eleven thirty. And I'm trying to act like I don't care what you do. Well I'm just really is in general. I'm really competitive in everything I do. And so it's eleven twenty five and I'm like you know I don't care about it by just going. Look this is just so I get on eleven twenty eight. I'm like I might as well. Just stay here already. Eleven thirty what. You're about to say like I don't refresh it. Eleven thirty one. I refresh him from carrying it all going Berserk. That they're forty five seconds a minute late on putting this announcement out and they're like carly peers is gonna read all the winners for and I'm like about detect carly like. Where are you like? I'm sitting here my computer. And so it's eleven forty five. They still have run that. Oh man and so now. I've given up all hope in just general of the ACM. Probably Yeah. And I'm like well. We're just having a show noon and I'm like you know what? Let me go. It's Today? Oh my Gosh Yeah. I was on a day ahead of time sitting there just like Earth but today they do announce it at eleven thirty central on the ACM. So are you gonNA probably busy? I probably won't even be around my phone but on the eight. If you want to check it out. I don't know I'm always a little nervous about it but I did sit there for an hour refreshing before I went back up. Maybe thirty minutes Carly Pearce prison at US WITH OUR CMO. Did she also did the ACM last year he did with. Dustin Psych are the official awards giver. Yeah So again today. That's when that happened but I said there yesterday just going. I don't want to go over like buzz. Brainard TWITTER PAGE. See if he had one already right. Cps posted about it. Because I couldn't care because I'm so competitive just in general my whole life. I'm trying not to be even when I try not to be that I turn the people that I compete against while competing into the absolute not just enemy but a villain. Wow we're done. I know anybody that compete with for any reason. Whatsoever walk competing. They are freaking Bane From Batman the joker and they I just want to tear their head off. It doesn't matter who it is what I'm competing against and after competition over. I'm fine like we're humans but when it's time to compete like I get so fired up it doesn't matter what it is and we're going to play golf on Saturday but you know how I am. Yeah I'm definitely the villain. I haven't played golf in and so I think I'm GonNa care that much. Not that big a deal here. I'll golf hit me in the KNEECAP when you're my enemy. I'm so I've been able to outwardly. Control that better over the last couple of few years. I A little bit I can. I can Hold the the whole the whole But It is just my whole life. I've been very competitive. I think probably because I was made fun of a lot as a kid discounted because of my size or socio economic background so now I just have to approve everybody. It's absolutely a it's not healthy thing but I am so competitive all the time with everything but You know if we went to great if we don't he just happened to be. I've never understood. It's just an honor to be nominated when people say that I just go. There are lying and you know what they might not be no. They're not because that's already a level of like you've nominee nomination. Goes you know what I'd rather not be nominated because I'm not even the I nine worry about annihilating them. Oh but I do think if it's if it's team time and you have to attach yourself to someone get on my team because if we lose only not for this man life if we lose the only for a second because I'm not quitting. It does not matter what we're doing. I will not quit because the only thing that I really have is tenacity. That's it no real skill set here just punch the wall till it breaks But anyway I'm Karen that much. Acm facebook page happens. Great even told me that yesterday was being announced. Eleven thirty never thought Oregon once over here just ears. They thought you're about to tell us we WANNA we lost and I was like okay instant next time. You tap your mastercard pay for your Weekday Express train or your weekend espresso. 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Daytona five hundred word Brash. That is Awesome News Ryan in. Mississippi is on the phone right now. Brian. What'S UP DUDE. Got No question for Eddy. I've never been bugging me for every time. A Home Depot commercial comes on. I swear the guy that does it always deliver is heading. Is there any truth to that at home? I wish do you have this? I wish people do tweet me. All the time like is that you know talking over the music. Okay I would love to do. Home Depot commercials. Let's hear the Home Depot Guy Hero Home Depot has tiles latest trends and textures from classic. Unexpected that line. Yeah what is it again? The Home Depot has tiles latest trends and textures from Home Depot has the latest tiles and latest trends and textures. Works glass as long. That's not him Ryan. But that's funny. You think that I thought it was appreciate appreciate but thank you all right. See you later Lunchbox not here today. But what he did on the show. Yesterday we did a segment where we talk to people about kids and coffee in how old you needed to be to have coffee right the note and she was like her daughter was nine nine so and so much box went out and talked people to see how old they thought they should be. No absolutely not. If you're nine years old do not need to have coffee. What is wrong with coffee for a nine-year-old? You don't really need that your child. You should youthfulness energy unique coffee. I should have youthfulness. Here's another one. Well probably just a little bit. You know if the mother is a mother. Daddy drink a little coffee. There's no reason why the the child could not have a small amount with a little cream. Another one had a tough one. Yeah I would say teach their own. I mean if we were in Europe that nine year old that probably be drinking a beer so or Mexico so Mexico. Yeah you're old enough to reach the bar you can drink. Here's a lady. Lunch goes out on the streets and ask people about yesterday's mailbag should a nine year. Old Be allowed to drink coffee. I think it's okay in the general scheme of things but not a lot within just as much as you would not eat sweets. I was thinking about this yesterday. What I said was if you let your kid drink soda. That may be worse than coffee. Caffeine Primor Sugar in soda. That's without adding anything to coffee by the way but whenever you look at chocolate milk in the sugar and chocolate milk sugar and regular milk the sugar in juices that they add like. That's his all bad news. And if you allow one you could be shamed for that too. I saw this one thing where doctor gets up and and shows how much sugar is in a a gallon of milk. And he's like this is the gallon milk and he pulled the milk back in. It's like this big thing and it's so much a lot of shit they add just a regular milk anyway Most people felt like nine years old was too young to drink coffee. I feel the same way. All my thing was there was a parallel. Let them drink soda. So would you not let them drink coffee? But I do think listen. I think twenty-five too young for soda about that. I don't want to talk right. Cozy in Indiana on the phone. What's happening? I was just calling because I needed advice I met this guy through a friend at a super bowl party and I messaged him on facebook like the next day and asked him to go get coffee or drink some time and I told him to text me but he never texted me he just replied back on facebook and said he didn't say for sure but it a busy week for hands. He'll let me know when he frees up but then he never replied fence so like I don't know if I should just let it go or if I should like message him again like when free like any would you wanna do it like this day or if I should just like not say anything at all well. It sounds like he's not interested or he's trying to string you on just a little bit because I know if I were asked by somebody that I wanted to go with I would say yes and make a plan or I'll be directed at the text message. Yeah Morgan number two. What do you think about this? I would say that he's not interested in. I would just leave it alone because when they're even like that in a little bit of way means there's probably more coming from that and it's just it's best to stay away so you don't get hurt in the long run and even worse to be not interested. He made just kind of be interested which is worse than not interested. Because he's probably something else going on. Hold you kinda close to see you? What's happening with him? I would just say you ask them once. Unless he gives you direct feedback steer clear from him. I'm saying this from a guy that's probably done this at some point in my life. Yeah and then think about what you would do how you would handle it. If the role was reversed like would if you really wanted to go out with some of the guys out would you be acting this way? Like how he's acting I'll say this though. Good for you for hitting him up directly it'd be like hey let's get coffee. I think there's something to that. I think that's great But I would just say if he's not being direct communication awhile you are just all off and then if he wants to come back and and be direct with you and he gets his crap together then maybe you can do something then but anyone. That's being direct with you. Don't be direct with them. Yeah Make Sense. It stinks to hear you so cute is. He knows that he's so cute. You know he's so cute. I don't know what was his deal when you guys met. I guess you hit it off. Pretty good yeah like I mean. We talked and everything. There was like a lot of drama happening after parties so we didn't really have like a whole lot of times like sit down and just like talk to each other kind of dry within a super bowl party while somebody like came with a date but then they wouldn't like sitting on somebody else's laughed and then they like got all mad and he was intoxicated so he was not happy and like blew up party. I said a home watching my betting APP for the five years. How old are y'all? I'm I'm twenty two twenty four and the guy that I'm talking to you is twenty five. Explains it okay. I'M GONNA I'm GonNa wrap on this just speaking as a guy F I want to be or speak or date or anything with someone and they come at me for communication. I give it back to them. I give it back to them as much as I respect them and so I would say that if he's not and it sounds like he's being shady. Just go ahead and fall off on that Morgan number. Two you're single and twenty-six your thoughts the same way. Yeah I wholeheartedly agree like just you know if he's not interested you know. Take that ego and just kind of Chevy down a little bit and let it go and move onto the next one probably better for you anyway. Cozy sounds like the kind of hanging out with little drama filled. Anyway said even yours what cozy appreciate you. Thank you for listening. I hope that helps a little bit. I think so much all right bye-bye Nashville Hollywood mortgage number. Two thirty seconds GIDDY. Brad Paisley announced his twenty twenty world tour featuring Jordan Davis and Gabby Barrett. The tour kicks off May Fifteenth in California Brown. Many music documentaries coming tomorrow on Amazon called velocity it features interviews with Cain and his wife Caitlin as well as his manager plus highlights from his recent solo show in Los Angeles Plus Amazon. Music will be dropping a live EP from the show right young announced a collaboration with pop. Artists Astronauts S. The song is called. I do and we'll drop on February twenty eighth. I'm Morgan number two. That's your skinny for the good news about a sixty two year. Old Guy named Joseph from New York climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He can barely walk. Also he was born with a heart murmur had three back surgeries a stroke that left one of his arms numb he has arthritis had knee surgery after he was mugged three years ago as a result has a disability that causes him a lot of trouble walking but he joined up with a group called friends of access. Israel that helps people with disabilities accomplish amazing things for example like climbing eight Nineteen Thousand Foot Mountain Joseph with twenty six other people. The twenty five of them ended up the mountain with walking sticks and teamwork and they kind of carry them. Lifted a major of the whole time that he was able to do something that he would never be able to do. He said everyone's life is in shocked. He was able to climb the mountain and that he was inspired by all of these people that were helping him and constantly helping others and also it makes them. WanNa help others as well. That's cool. That was pretty cool. That's my story this morning. That's what it's all about. That was telling me something good showdown and filling in for lunch. Box is producer. Eddie a well organized but not so smart burglar gets busted by leaving a notebook with a list of homes that he was going to burglarize in a home that he burglarized and in the notebook also had a little context in their of who the guy was a note from his daughter etc. Come on her report card. How crazy like you saw the list and your your home was on that list. Oh Crap Oh is one of the ones yeah. Ooh That is a nice. Little wrinkle creepy reminds me of once when I was in fifth grade or so I got the nerve to send an anonymous Love note like What do you call those gram grams? A Secret Meyer. So I sent this girl and again I never talk to girls especially that young but I sent her a secret admirer note and eroded and I make sure to make my handwriting perfect so she couldn't identify it was me I Would help the teacher on after school and so I go and nobody was there and I put it in her desk a watch for her and I saw pulled out of her desk. She did it and she opened it and then she raises her head and looks right up at me and goes. Did you send me this and I went? How does she did she know? Well it was actually a worksheet on the other side with my name on it dummy. I was no kidding. All Right Eddie thank you. Yeah matty wrap it up. And that's your boneheads story of the day. Thank you Alaska now. Time for a segment. We call what's wrong with people but we read a story and then we go onto three. What's wrong with people? Thank you I got you. I'll go first cops. In Maryland say men are posing as women on dating APPs and then robbing the guys they match with Greenbelt. Police are warning the public of masked men who pose as women and then rob their victims in real life. Police said Sunday. They have received several reports of armed robberies through this scheme. The victims are usually physically assaulted before the robbers take their wallets. Karki cell phones. A lot is happening to the same place so these girls get on the APP and go. Hey Mimi beaming the valley by the waffle house on the Masic. They don't say that about but these guys show up to these places and their girl and then so did that I say when people. Amy So this guy announced his engagement at a funeral so a lot of people are like why? Why would you choose this? I'm okay so evidently he got engaged. News excited to tell his family about it and then his step sister passed away so then he was like well. This is awkward. I guess it probably can't say now but then a few weeks after her death was the funeral and everybody friends and family from all over the country and Ethan other countries like all over the world came and gathered together all the people. He's close to or in one room for the funeral. Reception thing is so. He said there was a point in which everyone started reminiscing about their loved one that they lost and they were laughing and telling stories and he said the mood kind of lightens so I stood up and I said I have a toast. And he's like me and my girlfriend here. We're engaged to be married. She's my fiance and he said everything awkward or they just thought it was appropriate and everyone silently went back to eating and felt weird. So I probably wasn't a good time I can't say I totally hate it. You can't say what's wrong with people on this and I will I know is it doesn't seem right on the surface and it is a lot of reading the room but if you have everyone gathered you're not gonna get everybody together except for a wedding and a funeral you don't have to announce your engagement family gathering day. Man Funeral. You're probably right. So that's why we say well. Let's UH Eddie okay. So Plymouth. Rock was vandalized. I mean they were getting ready to celebrate the four hundred year anniversary of Plymouth Rock and they found out like is vandalized with red spray. Paint all over this is where the pilgrims came in folks. This is it this is and I've never been there before but I looked at the pictures and it looks like the rock is not that big almost the size of a human picture. Plymouth rock being like a huge mountain cliff. I can use on the with my. It's a little rock and they spray painted with red so my goodness it is a small rock. It's tiny and there was a statue of a pilgrim lady. They spray painted over that and for no reason to they said that you know just by looking at it didn't look like it was anything political that they were trying to say because they were just tagging it. I'm watching this right like a camera. Twenty four hour surveillance to Plymouth. Rock iconic. Plymouth rock is vandalized and again. I'm surprised at the rock is so small. That's me too when I saw a picture like. That's not very big well on this one one. Two three people morgue number two reps up here so a passenger caused a plane to be diverted after not only was he drunk and made an advancement outta woman and he was mad when she rejected him. He proceeded to take apart his own and try to eat it on the plane and chew it up. And here's a sitting there eating it. And while he was eating it he said he would kill the woman's family. Oh Oh well that's not. Is that right. They're all of it. I was like is this guy's nutty. Maybe he's just a center. Maybe get a good always trying to kill Obama but if someone starts taking their phone apart on an airplane I think they're trying to make a bomb berets. That's to me where it will be used showtime like. It's all funny games up the mess. But at some point it turns into showtime. And that's what I gotTa do my job and I got to take him down but then he said I'm going to kill your family. Yep because she turned him down because he wanted to flirt with her and she just was not having it boy if I wanted killer family. The rejected me over the years a lot of family. I drunk right drug you bring out the crazy people ever been knocked down. You know suffered a setback. Fired left out it happens. It happens a Mike. Bloomberg Middle Class Kid works his way through college. Got A job started a family boom fired at thirty nine would it? Mike do a lot of stupid. We got back up though back in. He hell idea design a new computer able to crunch data and process information in a unique way he built it. He sold it he built more. He sold more. He built a team. Built a company created twenty thousand jobs. Bloomberg is a Dur. This is Michael. Douglas I've played president and movies. This is real world. This is our World Mike. Bloomberg has what it takes to win unite the country find some common ground between Democrats and Republicans and then lead lay. A leadership might will get it done. I'm Mike Bloomberg candidate for president. And I approve. This message paid for by Mike Bloomberg. Twenty twenty bobby bones. Show what happened yesterday. So my son was somewhere wasn't with me and he was running errands and I guess got approach to get a picture with a listener and he has been asked before but I have been there and he has the opportunity to say yes or no and it hasn't just been him in the picture it's been a group or I've been in it. And he can hop in and he has his voice to say yes or no and I guess to me I thought it was odd and nothing against the sweet listener. I guess I'm just perplexed by asking a kid for their picture again. The nine year old kid. Yeah recognizing that he's my son and asking for a picture. I'm just trying to think of people where I know they're kids but they're not with them if I would ever be like. Hey Can I get your? I wouldn't so I'm trying to put myself in the position. I don't want to come across the wrong way but I was thrown by it. Because he doesn't and he said yes and he has the right to say. Yes but I'm not there to help them understand like and I don't. I don't I'm not there to gauge the person and understand and he said yes and now. He took a picture with person that we don't know because he knows approached. He doesn't fully understand it. Neither of my kids do they. Don't they don't totally understand the show? But they know they're like people stop and they want to take a picture with mom because Bobby's on TV. It's all better. Yeah she's friends of Bobby and Bobby's on TV and they yeah so which yes it away. It's very true so I yeah I just was thrown that someone would see my kid without me there and ask for their picture and I am. I wrong for thinking that it's a little weird. I don't think you're wrong for feeling anything about it. It's your kid. Okay your kid your roles I would be to go up. It'd be weird for me to go up to nine or ten year old can get a picture with you. That would feel weird unless they were like a big movie star and even then it would feel weird. I think if they are in that profession or they're in the public and that's their choice and they know that that's kind of what is going to come along with it that's different than Stevenson. Just being my kid and out at wherever he was and someone coming up to him you know he's not going kid. We just had a talk and I said hey buddy you don't ever have to take a picture and if if I'm not there I don't want you to feel like that you need to do that because we don't know people. I don't know what they're gonNa do with the picture. I think this person was very nice and kind so I'm not. It's more of like thinking ahead of someone that may not be an. I don't know what they want to take a picture for and he still can't. I asked that he plays not if I'm not there okay. That's fair. Yeah if I'm not there yet don't do it and even I don't know do I is. I think it's you get to make the role on your kid and your situation. He's not on the radio right. He's nine he is in your instrument but that doesn't mean that I asked him if he wants to be on there and that's up to him and that's him and I like I'm his mom. I'm not because I'm not in. I wasn't there to gauge it. So that was my thing. I just thought it was a little odd to say. Is I think you're fine for telling them they'll take a picture with me. They're right. It's weird to go up to nine year old. Can I get a picture with you because you just don't know who it is and I think that's fine your answer you're good. You're good Eddie. What you think about this huts tricky. It's tricky because I do feel. Amy Does put her kids on instagram. So in a way I mean there are people that have careers on instagram. So in a way it's kind of this person probably felt like wow. I know that kid 'cause I mean I see him on Instagram all the time and let's get a picture so in that sense. I don't think it's very weird that she wanted to picture or they wanted to picture. It's tricky you know like it's a nine year. Old Part is probably what what hits me the most tough to go up to a nine year old thousands more and be like a picture but then I hear amy say you know like I do. Let him decide like he's nine. I mean I think if my kids had the option they'd be like ten times like stuff. The reason why people as to why they don't see my daughter on instagram. Where's your daughter why she never around? That's because they both have a choice and chooses when she wants to be posted and when not and even sometimes he says no and I respect that. We'll put this question on our facebook page too. I think you're in the right. Amy Anywhere you leaning on this would you over. Would you can't ask for their victory. No I wouldn't and it is very gutsy of them so I think it's weird that they did it but at the same time I I understand why they wanted to take a picture with them. You're okay they were apparently they were very nice and that is again. This is nothing. Is the person this is just a teaching lesson for us of how we want to move forward facebook. Search bobby bones show you? I would encourage you not to look at the response. What the why are they gonna be mad at me mad at everything wrong? Those are like what she wants to put a kid out there. Then let her kid take pictures. Somebody comes up. That's what you're GONNA get a lot of. Okay if I'm there we can make that air. Okay okay okay shift pile of stories so I have some phrases that we've been using all wrong probably life you'll be the first part of it and say what I say. Go ahead okay. I could care less well. That's the whole thing amid. I probably wrong sometimes. I couldn't care less as the correct way to say it. I couldn't care less than I know. I know I say both but I guess I didn't realize the difference but if you say you could care less that implies that you care you could care less but if you couldn't care less you don't care at all so that's the proper way to use that when you when someone's like identical like Eddie Son I would say. He's the spitting image of him right. Oh the spitting image. I've heard I'm waiting. Know I would say spitting and I say it wrong because whatever you're about to say I don't say real thing real saying is spit and image. It's not spitting image. It's implied that yes. It was implied that back in the day. Spit out a baby and a look just like you. So you spitted Allen the images you an image and Emmett was fitting okay. Oh this is what I definitely do. Us wrong when I'M GONNA hone in on something as what I say like I'm going to really hone in. I say it like that to hone. So it's home in home. In with an m like a homing device interest in Holland means refining. Are Perfecting something but home in is the one that means finding a movie moving directly toward something so you hone your skills but you home in on something you if you're using the word in you home in on it. I mean I appreciate this knowledge. I don't see muscle changing at all. I'm just going to stick with them. I'm going to hone in on doing these things wrong. You're really really hungry. Your stomach is pain. What do you have I'm doing fit thirty-three how it means you have hunger pains right. Hunger pains well. It's really pangs. Pain FROM BEING. No hunger pangs. Pa because pangs is actually the medical term referring to cramps that are caused by hunger see of hunger pangs of hunger pains pains are still California. Might be allowing a new bill that would allow drivers to take up to three driver's license photos. Now this could spread across the country and cause mayhem at the DMV because you would take three photos instead of one and then you get to choose from your three pictures because a lot of people end up unhappy with their driver's license photo so that's why they're allowing you to take three. I thought it was like instagram. Where you slide through your lies the youth over the next one. That would be cool. Yeah no it. Sounds like a nightmare. And lastly if you are seeing like Giles when you look in the mirror like your face isn't seeming tight. There's this thing that I saw. It's called a jazzercise ball. And you put it in your mouth and you chew on it for twenty minutes into exercises your jaw and we have fifty seven facial muscles helping sculpt the jaw Antonio all you gotTa do is true for twenty minutes a day and it's jaw Zor size dot com which I thought was hilarious. Get some gum big-league even too fancy jaw clement. The always gotTa Wash. I know but they have them for different weight. Depending on how strong your jaw is is how which which ball you need to buy to work it out. Do you like your driver's license picture. No chance dying yeah. It's fine you and they let me get my fan of the show is on. You're not supposed to no one else. Yeah I like my picture. I had to get a new passport picture awful. It'd take a new ended. They won't let us smile. I look I sure Ted Bundy the next time and my my passport picture or is that a name that was amy's pile of stores. It's time for the good news. A random act of kindness has turned into a movement for this Arizona. Woman her name is Natalie Riley and about four years ago she started to go around and give love notes to first responders. Thank you now. And she has so sexy with it. It's more of a thank you but she started a movement called nothing but love notes. And that's the Hashtag that you can check out if you WANNA see the notes that have been posted. But since then she's passed out twenty thousand love notes to first responders or veterans. And she's just so awesome like one day they they made a bunch of notes and cards and they went and drove around for three hours in anytime they saw someone they handed cart and hit carbon. It's just really special. It's actually called nothing but love notes right. So that's why you said Love Note. Nothing would love. Yeah you know anyway. Shout out to her. That's awesome. Doing things obviously make people feel better and lifting morale those around protecting US and So appreciate that. And that's what it's all about. That was telling me something good to mom. We haven't heard from lunch about his second baby so no update okay. So no news yet. It sounds like he hasn't had his baby yet He's out because his wife supposed to have that maybe today and then he's GonNa take paternity leave and so that being said we're like well why don't we put some people in lunchboxes chair and just kind of make the show a little more spicy when he's gone and so today we're bringing in CA- kyle from Nashville Golden Coin. Who you may know from lunchbox going? I got a nickel tour. Ten thousand dollars in kyle comes into imprisoning goes. Well it's worth four cents or six Six cents so we thought it was kind of funny so hey why. Don't you come up for an hour and sit on the show? So you ready Raimondo. Here his hands for Kyle Aldo pointing guy. Hey Kyle Watson with a drink in his hand can bring college bring notes today but those headphones on right there so that is now your seat for the whole hour awesome. I'm glad to be here. You used to do. Radio is that true A little bit. Yeah what does that mean? Well so Had A friend who had a Sport Show And on Friday afternoons I'd come in and talk football a little bit and had a big time doing that. So it's good to be back in the studio on the Mike it's awesome. What kind of Publicity talking about? Sec football okay. So it was a college football show. Absolutely yeah four. We're happy to have you just sitting in no big pressure on you to be a guest or anything but We'll talk to you talk with you. You'll be part of the group here my pleasure when you got the call because it did kind of come out of nowhere and I HAVE TO CREDIT SCUBA STEVE. Our executive producer for the idea. What'd you think when whenever we called well so By the time I got back to the office last time I had literally Fan Mail From California in my inbox big fans of the coin industry. Or how you I think they're big fans of bobby bone and thought well bobby likes this guy. He likes guy maybe so They should do. I don't know but it is pretty incredible and Yeah me and it's been great for my business and I did have people actually looked at the business that you come in a row. Yeah I've gotten more buffalo nickel calls in the data. We have the buffalo nickel guy now. Dan I'm certainly pigeonholed. Yeah so when Scuba Steve? Calls you and go. What does he say to you about coming to be on the show? Well actually it was an email and I saw Scuba Steve Pop up. And I'm like man I must have left something and he said Yeah man we'd like you to come in for an hour and If you can make it Tomorrow and Are Good so here I am well. We're glad you're here. We're going to do morning. Corny with amy. And then you have to. Is that true absolutely okay? That's it that morning. Corny with Amy Morning Corny glided. Waldo go to therapy. Why did Waldo therapy to find himself? That was a morning. Gorny video on. Take a hold on a second. Not Now yet joke. That what you were doing okay. Hold on. I'm coming to you. We're we're we're setting it up. Yeah we're not GonNa just tell you on an island and make you do a joke with our support I saw a video and talk where a guy was going into stores and buying. Where's Waldo books taking them taking the pages for the part we'd find Waldo recreating it digitally than taking Waldo out of it and then put in the book back so when you buy a where's Waldo book you search. You can never find them online refreshing. Funny Okay now. We're GONNA hit the clip again. And Kyle we're coming to you. Are you ready? I'm ready. I hit the club Morning Corny. So true story officiated a wedding this past weekend. We had a great time but it went off with a hitch hitch without hit went off with a hit morning. Gorny. We're getting there. We're getting there. Hey I will laugh at it because I know how it feels to fill anyway. I too highbrow for me. I thought maybe he said it wrong but then it makes sense ways that it. That's the joke do No that was coming today. The joke well what I didn't know Wisconsin is that you guys were going to do a segment on on sayings and how people get it wrong. And so then I go in with a complicated corny like that who should be a new segment that complicated show and we have no idea. They had a thing. Where do you challenged an eighties reverence? Smart smart all right kyle. The coin guys filling lunchbox today. We're GonNa roll through your replacement jokes. Okay all right. These are the ones that you did it use for the morning. Corny Joe Number. One caller go ahead. So what do you call a blind dinosaur? What do you call a blind dinosaur? Do you think he soroush all right all right. What do you call a happy cowboy? What do you call a Happy Cowboy Jolly rancher? Okay the the whole when you're waiting it's awkward for me. I'm like does he know to go. Are you give me one more? Go all right why did the CAN crusher quit his job why the can crusher quit his job because it was so depressing. So allie stuff Those are hard to win with. It doesn't matter the funniest ever always like Ra. Job What did you want from me? KYLE IS GONNA. Come back in a second. He was started to tell us a story during that last song and I didn't want to know how it ended. But he said that someone come in and say hey we found the bunched up in the backyard and they brought it into you and then you appraise it true okay. Don't tell the end of it even during this little break we're gonNA take one of the end of it. We'll come back and do that. Kyle has a personal tell me something. Good Raymundo Eddie. Broad stuff be appraised today absolutely yes we did so man. I mean we could actually send Kyle back to start looking at you guys and stuff during this quick break. That's what I'm talking about. Yes Raymond and what did you bring to be appraised? I got a whole bag. It's win. Jfk was president. There were coins made of him in the seventies and then he was was he killed. Are you kidding me Raymond? Though apparently is that a real question I was just checking. I Never WanNa be factually inaccurate. But I mean you know I do but I just didn't ring that time of the coin but anyways there was a new coin made after he was assassinated. New Coins are worth thousands. Okay we'll see and then Eddie. What are you bringing? I brought a piece of an asteroid. I don't know if you specialize in that kind of stuff but it's metal. It's pretty rare. It's a space junk. So maybe he can look at it and say like this has some gold or some Kryptonite in it or something both of you. You're bringing in what you think might be a Kryptonite. Maybe possibly yeah. That's what Kyle's tell us. I don't know okay. Okay Shoe I have brought to your ring. Then let's let's see how much I only have. I just I have a pinkie ring. My mom gave me and then I don't have it. I have a band. I have one of the bands but I don't have the whole thing. You'll have a shiny nickel. Does that mean no shiny nickel tour praise and check my purse. People mostly get disappointed when they bring you stuff kyle We try to take care of that before they get into the office. You know kind of go through it so so most of the stuff that we purchase as either gold and silver Bouillon or it's made probably before nineteen sixty four so try to try to look at that was like who can we use that Kyle. The Coin Guy is sitting lunchboxes chair today. And how long have you been running your Gold Coin Business So we've been in business in Nashville for four years. You make a lot of money doing that I I a lot of money passes through doing that. FOR SURE. Like how long does it take? It'd be start a new business. You know it takes years to actually make some money like at four years in like are you able to provide so we're profitable. Yeah yes he is it. Abuna Buddy have a partnership away so I have a CO owner Tony Davis of Atlanta Golden Coin buyers and we saw the need in Nashville and took that plunge about four years ago. I name you're going to double date. Is that true? Hopefully a triple eight triple because we yeah hopefully a triple. Because that's how we know each other up telling about you coming in yesterday. She was like gold on a calendar. Okay yeah we have a mutual friend. Jeremy Yeah so I'm excited and we're going to go do we know you. Do we want to publicize that in for dinner is dinner? I don't know the details worked out but yes we're going to go to dinner. I guess it'll be our Jeremy and spouses. Amy Becomes friends with everybody Apparently she really is the nicest Jeremy and I go way back to my grandma days because before I got into radio I worked at GM and sold granite and so did Jeremy. Well he managed Nashville. Do you have a bunch of coins in a bag? That from Raimondo. I do have A bunch of coins in a bag from Raymond. Do and what you want from him with this. Just see how much they were worth? I was going to take him in. I've just been kind of dragging my feet on my mom's Dad. He used to work at Strip clubs bars so he was always given these dollars. Cent pieces and I've saved him. Ever since I was a kid I thought why not cash on now and you look at their bag during the break I did and designing by hand sanitizer. Yeah what you think of that bag. Well actually so it it pretty much represents a lot of what we see so What came in there? Were a lot of half dollars and Luckily for Raymundo there were A lot of them that were before nineteen seventy And even nineteen sixty four. Hold on yet. Also there was a Morgan Silver Dollar Which is probably the most popular In symbolic of the American silver dollars. So That's a really cool coin. So All in Raimondo. You got about one hundred and fourteen dollars worth of coins. And she just had soon around dude and they were. I mean probably total just reach dollar face value. I mean that's easily ten times what they had in the bag. That's crazy so would you give them a one hundred and fourteen dollars for the bag. I would absolutely raise that deal absolutely. You got yourself a deal okay. Taking care of business. What Eddie gives you to appraise? So Eddie gave me this A little boxer containing What he believes is part of an asteroid correct an asteroid yes Yeah so when I was a camera guy in the news I've got video of a fireball in the sky and the Austin Astronomical Society said because of your video we got to find the asteroid. They've found like pieces of like size of trucks that they gave me these two little pieces as a gift. A token of appreciation. I've had him for years. I'm like maybe this is millions of dollars right here. Okay what did you think kyle? Well you know I'm not a rock guy It looks more like asphalt to me. You imagine you give him for his asphalt. I tell you what I'm GonNa let him hang onto it unless the Buffalo Network. They told me asteroid and it was really asked. All maybe just maybe just up listening it asks. Cnn asks meteor meteor same thing space debris yeah Well Kyle the coin guys here. Do you have a to go that you would like to do this morning? I do We will play this out. Work Raimondo headed clip. And I'll throw it over to you and then you hit us with your tell me something. Good story great. Are you ready here we go? It's time for the good news over filling in for lunch. Fox Is Kyle the coin guy. Colin yes sir so Tell me something. 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Amy Goes no not wanting nobody wants to do it. You gave it to us. You said actually quote you can keep your money offering her anything but I wouldn't punt anyways but Israel volt you say I believe it is i. I did not have a full blown testing equipment with me trial. How long ago did you decide? You wanted to do golden coins and all that kind of appraising for Your Life Well actually I never considered it as a profession until about five years ago. And how do you start considering this profession like what happened in your life? That inspired you to do this Yes I've always appreciated precious metals. And you know The owning a little piece of silver or gold is a cool thing to own right and So as started investing in that You know had a chance to see a lot of different businesses and When I saw a model that I really liked that. Look like it was You know smart And Lean Approach zone or about Possibly partnering in Nashville and and that's how we got here. What did you do before you were in the Golden Coin Business Well I am a contractor And build houses. And that's what got me to this point face building houses. Dang how much one costs when you build it. There's an to that. Yeah so you were talking about a kid for somebody who saw something shiny and their backyard. Yeah so You got a phone call one. That's one of the I love about this man. Is You never know what you're going to hear on the phone or who's going to walk through the door anyway so These folks had had bought a house and had their son cleaning out the gutters and so he's standing up on the roof and he looks out in the backyard and see something shiny sticking out of the mud from Han this retaining wall so he goes out there and start digging. And wouldn't you know he digs up seven make light you know pore size mason jars full of gold and silver coins buried in the ground. Wow and You they bring him to you destroyed in the jar. It's like we don't know what these dirty yeah th. They had taken them out of the jars. Unfortunately I saw a picture of the jars But they had taken them out of the jars and Brown to me and bags and we started counting it and They they had a nice little windfall. They're seven jars of money. They make over five hundred bucks They did make over five hundred. I like to remain anonymous enough is did they make over a thousand dollars? Okay okay come on keep going. Tell US I don't know 'cause I don't WanNa over get you. If I remember right I think it was just south of fifteen thousand. Wow fifteen thousand dollars. Buried in that came from The gentlemen who owned the House before He had buried there and I would assume and just neglected to tell anybody or whoever he told didn't care crazy. We're getting a message that you kind of sound like Dave Ramsey when you talk a little bit. Dave Ramsey is to okay. So I'm Dave Ramsey and I think everybody should invest in lottery tickets. We'll just this way. What do you mean today? We'll tell people to invest in gold. Silver is worse today Ramsey than lottery ticket. Is that right? Dave Ramsey say not to invest in gold and silver. Well he tells you that there's GonNa be no return on your money this now. This is the beef that I'm here for trial the gold coin guy versus Dave Ramsey. Wow Yeah and what do you have to say today about that? Well the investing in gold and silver. You're right isn't a traditional investment. That that accumulates interest but what it does do is it protects your purchasing power and so I it's a little different investment vehicle in Dave gave us good advice But that's part of the picture right. There was a fight. Who had when you were Dave Ramsay thing He's probably got a few more resources No resources both just loincloth in the middle of the jungle. Boy Atta One v one. Yeah Yeah I could probably take down vs on him probably How old are you? I am thirty eight okay. So roughly the same age when you turn thirty nine Mark Second we're right or are you nervous about turning forty or did you not care Well I'LL DEAL WITH THIRTY NINE. I and No I'm really looking forward to it. I want to blow it out. I want to do something really amazing. Here's the most irritating thing is at thirty nine. I think is worse than forty. I've been living in this thirty nine year old body for awhile. Nobody just comes up to you and goes you ready for forty. It's like come on. I'm ready let's go. You almost want to go thirty eight and then have no conversation about. Are you ready for forty two people asked me to come up to elbowing? The most one is ready for forty. And the other is who congratulations. You've got a girlfriend all the time talking on the oppy last night. Congratulations on that girlfriend people. Happy for you but it's it feels like they think I wanNA scratch off or like just random like a claw the claw game as you know when someone. Wow you one. That's what it feels like. Like people can't believe that. I- bobby have a girlfriend. It's been a minute okay here. We go very excited for you. You marry Kyle. I am married. How long you've been married nine years. Look at you two beautiful children. Wow How old are your kids Almost six and Actually my son's birthday is two days before mine and My daughter is four and a half. And they think that you're cool I think they think it's cool to hear dad in the car on the radio. Okay or the listening right now by any chance Actually they are. They're on the way to school. Okay perfect shots Dave Ramsey. And you're listening to my dad. Say Hi to your kids Bo Hob Rian love you guys. Nice making choices choices. Yeah vitamins photos. What did you think about that earlier? Amy was talking about her son. Who's nine who was not with? Amy and somebody comes up to him as an adult. Go take a picture with you into just our son who's nine years old and she was like. Ooh that felt a little weird because she wasn't with them. What did you think about that when you heard that segment? I would I I'm I'm with amy on this I am I. I think that You know approaching a nine year. Old Kid I I I just think. That's so maybe a little odd just approaching a nine year old kid in general feels a little weird but again this. I want to just say again. The person was really nice from what I was told. And it's nothing against that person it just that that situation. It gave us a teaching moment of what we need to do. Moving forward and how we handle that because you know Stevenson said Yeah. Sure no problem and they took the picture and because he does have a choice and but if I had been there I could've evaluated the situation. Kyle the coin guys in with US filling in for lunch box. One of the person they say. You sound like Jon Morgan Morgan. And Morgan the Law Firm. The Law Firm. This is on the commercial all the time We'll come back in a with Kyle. The Coin Guy. What's your wife's name? Do you WanNa say hi to her. No you don't have to keep her name off their okay. Hey Sweetie Oh. She hates that terminal sweet as a pet names or no. Not that I'M GONNA share on air issue call. You tend to go away actually. I don't really know that we do. We USE Darlan Bay. Darling contacted on there. What do you think I should be called for my name? I don't have one yet like to meet your girlfriend you know. Maybe we can quadruple day. Have Easy Kyle translate. Well Kyle the coin guy has been here for an hour Carl. What's your big takeaway from our here sitting on the show who You guys are a lot of fun. Yeah we love that. Don't thanks I think both times we've seen colleagues wearing a vest to the guy wanted to wear a wintertime safety blanket. Dude you gotTA GET ONE. Just gotTa get one. Never felt like I could pull up vest you could. Yeah I don't fully come calling up you've got or I don't have that look about me where I'm as comfortable with myself to be best right because he's kind of the Patagonia Colorado Best Guy. Yeah that's not necessarily your vibe but you there's a vest out there for you maybe so maybe I should start looking. You really inspired me to chase the best lifestyle. All right I'll send you some links won't leave here. We have you. Let's bring in our parting gift for Kyle. Who came and you hung out with us. We have you a gift. The no kidding. We have all signed a rotisserie chicken for you here. It is also to out there so we went to the store. Got Your rotisserie chicken. All sign. It won't you to keep that and Yeah we appreciate you coming in. Oh Man Yeah. I'll leave this in the back seat of my truck for about three weeks. We'll forget you guys drive you. Big Guy Big big charge guy who listen to. Eminem with the best. Yeah big trucks big trucks. Can you tell a guy? I don't think it's big big as we have referenced but we were talking about the truck and I think he's being honest being sarcastic big. Yeah I it's been great. Thank you for coming in hanging out with the hope you've had fun I And if you're wondering who this guy is. We had them in a couple of weeks ago. Appraising lunchboxes buffalo nickel and then when lunch Fox went out. 'cause lunchboxes had a baby. Then he's going to take some some paternity leave us. Kyle so kyle today travis dinning. The artist will be in tomorrow collaborates for Congress and let's play We should let kyle pick no. Because I'm not going to deal with the bosses call anything like. Why are you guys Planning Kyle wanted? Then that doesn't go. Well would you like to hear amy which which? Song Lady Antebellum. What if I never get over you? Akal you can pick up these two options lady. Antebellum what if I never get over you Luke Bryan Sunrise Sunburn sunset or Eminem? Lose yourself EMINEM. We still haven't heard if lunchbox has next baby yet. But I know Eddie and Raimondo. Are Betting money on it. Wager would you take on the gender so I took a girl fifty bucks? Why I just since. He said he was having a baby. I was like it's going to be a girl and I everytime we talk about. I referred to it as she. She's going to be this. She's going to do that so I just came to me. It's a girl in Raimondo. You took dude boy and then we also bet on whether it's going to be afternoon or before noon. Yeah when you guys are just so hard up to bat gambling. It's fun just recreational. But you have to bet on everything all the time you have. This insatiable need gamble. That's kind of fun. It's like a rush. We don't skydive. We don't do anything like that. Gambling is like our rush slippery slope boys. Oh what'd you guys bet on the time? Who HAS IT before noon? Guy Habit before noon. So twelve o'clock sharp. I win twelve o one Raewyn. We know how it worked. Okay Okay how much money you guys about now. Fifty dollars so it's one hundred dollars. Total Raimondo. Your fiancee knows about one. Hundred Bucks for fun. It's a oppositional about just involved in. Our friends lives baby. It can do five bucks each. I'm just saying you get both get in trouble for betting. Money could buy your women. Yeah they don't like that. They found they found at that. Yeah but I mean it's just fun just to me and raise a good time and we'll let you get a dollar dollar but I've been. I've had a really good month of gambling. So that's why I went a little hard on this. Hello I'm comedian and writer so feel Andhra and I'm the CO host of the daily Zeitgeist and WanNa be comedian miles gray and we're the host of a brand new podcast called four twenty day. Fiance a podcast that features an elevated discussion of our favorite reality show ninety day fiance and all of its various iterations. Now what is different about this? Podcast amongst all the PODCASTS. That are available to you. Well this podcast is fifty percent recap show fifty percent game show and one hundred percent. Delicious messy drama. Yeah so if you like the sound of that listen to four twenty fiance on the iheartradio APP apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. Al Pacino's girlfriend broke up with him because quote. He's old and cheap. She's forty three seventy nine. How do you feel about that? I know you rolled your eyes but okay so I'm almost forty. I cannot see myself with the seven year old at all. But what if he was super rich famous celebrity? Now I still am not I'm not into Al Pacino or anybody so but yeah I feel like once. You're if she's she was twenty something. It'd be really really weird but she's forty-three kind of what I feel too. I mean I'm not into it. It doesn't weird me out as much. What about George Strait? He's sixty something I said. Seventy Georges Alpha Chino's doable. Goodness Al Pacino's forty-three girlfriend says she broke up with him because he seventy-nine quote it's hard to be the man so old even Al Pacino and also he's super cheap he only bombing flowers. How can I say pilot? He didn't like to spend money. Isn't it weird to in here by super rich people being chief? Yeah yes because you feel like they have. Some money doesn't matter but some people get rich by hiking citizens. Yeah yeah like it's. It's a decision for them right but it just feels weird when someone is so rich and famous and you hear they're super cheap like you have so much. Why would you not buy? Buy Nice stuff I saw. Madonna has a twenty five year. Old Boyfriend she sixty two. Oh Wow Oni Okay with that one. She's like Eddie Goldman Don Sixty One. And she has a boyfriend twenty S. Have you not seen him? I think he's a dancer surprising. Okay pretty good looking dude. Madonna sixty one steps out with her boyfriend twenty five. Wow Donna. Sixty one kisses boy toy. I wish I'd be call the boy toys just one gets so. It's just a one time in my life. I wish I'd be referred. To as a boy toy. Madonna sixty one kisses boy toy sixty-one. I always see you're covered in sunglasses and big hats so I don't really know what she looks like at this point but yeah look at that. Now what do you think about that is she? Is He just using her? I mean I probably think the odds are that yes. All I hear is Hater I said go Donna Yeah I don't think unless he regularly dates sixty one year old whatever. Yeah but what about their hearts hard just match well? Then maybe? That'll be great microphones twenty eight. I think that that's in your will house like that's fine agree. Yeah I do agree. She was twenty one. I'd be like Oh my gosh okay. And that'd be like amy. Don't be a hater. I last night. The Oakridge Boys. I love those guys that great. You know they're only been a few times where an artist has stopped me and my attracts wellbeing somewhere. In the first time I met him in Austin I walked down the hall and I was like a fricken. Oakridge boys are here. I remember that day I remember really my grandma. Listen them so much growing up and hanging out with last night with shots except together but they're so nice to me just there are such nice guys anyway and they're always so nice to me and It was really cool to see those guys so I did that last night. Did the opry show last night. A lot of people are asking about the circle network which is where this show is going to run the full digital launches early summer. So if you have apple TV or you can get all the APPS for the channels if you get like Cnn or HBO. Go so the circle network will be up. Then and it's slowly being rolled out in cable stations all across the country bobby bones. Show if you're hearing this sad to say the show's over this last segment that we do with the day but you can go back and hear the whole show just search bobby bones show wherever you. Listen to your podcast. Morgan number two. What happened today? Show well amy. San was approached by a listener about something and she didn't really like it mixed reviews as I expected why have avoided facebook. Like you suggested even on tax look at my screen over here and people are like well if I can have. A both ways can have your cake and eat it too. Which means that your son into the lie to the spotlight and then be irritated when someone goes up to it. I thought the person was nice. Please do not misunderstand my story. I wasn't era -tated. I guess I was confused to me. I wouldn't go up to a kid and ask for their picture. So you can hear that on the podcast. What else and we got some clarification on Eddie's wins and where it came from Eddie Song. Here's the clip of Eddie's Mexican wins Song that's right so a lot of listeners. Were Challenging Eddie's original theory on it so you can hear that and he didn't also earlier today. Kyle the Coin Guy. Stop by to fill in for lunch box. You hear that as well and so All right well Morgan number two. Thank you and me what's going on today. I have a meeting after the show with like one of our bosses. So I'll do that and then I need to get right home and take off this turtleneck. I wear turtlenecks alive. I don't know what's wrong with me today. It's it's suffocating me. I don't know what's up or something or a medical condition is going down in later. I'M GONNA go right now. I feel like just not good. What about you? I'm not having as bad at as you are not a bad day but I- something's not right. I have a work dinner tonight now with the same people though. But you're the boss see flew in to see you. Well I mean yeah. We had another meeting cancelled. So this kind of piggybacked on another trip that she had no tonight today. I'll get a haircut ever worked dinner tonight. The debates Nevada debates tonight. You love that stuff. Can't get cannot. You've been watching all of them. Everyone of them. And if I miss it if I'm gone. Dvr It rollback through it cannot get We'll see tomorrow Again thanks to Kyle the coin guy also travis dinning. We'll be in tomorrow to sit in lunchboxes chair. He has the song after a few drinks. My part and he's also going to come pretty funny guy. I was good. Thank you very much. We'll see tomorrow by Buddy announcing the year of Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty Vision. That is twenty twenty vision at the center to be exact. That's why we're giving you twenty percent off your twenty twenty with. Eileen stick with is designed plus a free consultation and no interest financing. Call the is center today at eight. Eight eight eight four four twenty twenty to get your twenty percent off islay sick or visit. The EYE CENTER DOT COM to schedule your consoles online financing on approved credit see website for details restrictions apply.

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