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Guest: Pat Soulliere for Idaho House, DJT v USPS

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Guest Pat Soulliere for Idaho House. And why the HELL is DJT attacking the United States Postal Service? 

Okay, we're alive when I dobe radio itit's news to us, how's everybody going. It is the week of Monday April,Thirteen two thousand and twenty. My name is Eddi and my name is Jason and we're bothcoming to you from our respective quarantines CAE news to us in Covid, N,Thounine, hneen, Quorentine, two thousand and twenty it continues onthis is week, for I want to say of you being in your respective quarantine, mebeing a mind, correct, yeah and I'm kind of getting over it.Oh Man todayis the first day where I am really starting to feel it. It's takenme this long, but I'm now kind of going stir crazy. Yeah me too, like just today I was likeOh snak. It stop make it stuff. I want to get back the normal yeah, but thebefore it like. I was actually enjoying it a lot until now, it's sort of likewhen you go on vacation and then towards the end, you kind of want to gohome. You know yeah, even though you want to sleep in your own bed excite except I don't want to be in myown bed right now. I want to be, if far away from my Goddamn, that is possible,but Jeez. Well, you know a lot to get to, as always on the showwe're going to have a guest come on and it's fun to talk to these politicianswho are running for office. I feel like it's really fun. We're going to talk toPat Sool Year, he's going to come on he's a thirty four year old executiveand he worked in esports and gaming and he's also a grassroots funded Democratcandidate running for a Idaho House of Representatives. He seems like a pretty interesting guy.Now I did when I saw that he was thirty. Four he's the same age as us. I waslike what are we doi of Yocan pay? We, I thought you were going to be runningfor office when you turn thirty. Four, you know. What's crazy is he's thirtyforty and he's an executive, we're thirty four. We do an Internet radio,show Internet Ranio, show, host e wook out lately. Well talk to him. First, we have to talk about the UnitedStates Postal Service because the postal service is in danger. Youknow that, may sound boring. You know when you say: Let's talk about thepostal service, but it's really not well tell you why you should payattention to that and a sixty five year old guy accidentally jects himself outof a fighter jet. The headline makes no sense, but will explain before the endof the show is over, hopefully we'll get to that one. That's the we play at the end of theshow. Oh, the show in show disappeared, good, show the show. INSHRO disappearedoff of the soundboard. That is bullshit. We don't have an intro. You can't have a show if you don't havean Intro, that that's that's one of one: Isn't it Yeah Ow? Did the UTRO disappear Gary, Idon't know Gary. I brought I yeah. You have alive andtrosure. It's news to us with Eddie and Jy said it's news, tous Jason, while youwere doing that, I was able tofind it real, quick and your Wal back on that on the soundboard. Here I don't knowhow the hell things go missing. I feel like Russia hacks into the show, especially whons, shows that we havereally good information and they delete our shit and mess with us or give us technical problems yeah, but yeah, so Jason is broadcasting fromhome. Again it's weird. Do you like broadcasting fohom? Let meask you that question Wa y, no, you vre for being in the studio here. Yeah I feel like my level of posting- is elevated whan, I'm inperson yeah. I think so too, because I think it's you get a little distractedover there. That's true and I'm just laying in bedright now so like am, I want to I'm kind ofgetting sleepy what color are your pannies? Let Me Look: Okay, there theyre midnight blue withstars on them. Oh yeah say who a Hoie as Jeff golbloom would say: Ahyes Starsand Stripes Stars and Blueou very patriotic mm. No, I said just stars Atryes, but I like about that is the stars and it's America, all right, anyways, an it', so Wyou're both go we're both alittle bit stir crazy. As you can clearly tell. I was so story crazy thatI watched Joe Biden live on titter Toh,...

...my God, and I feel like were our show- was oneof the first tweet. That Biden was endorsing. Our Bernie was endorsingbiton that is breaking new today yeah before we get into everything else, Yeuhave to talk about yeah, Yeah Ber Anders do dout and he hasofficially backe to bide it. So there you go Bernie Bros. You have no choicenow, because your boy wants biit in in office. So I don't know Bernie Brok, Birnie peopleare very upset. I was actually watching the live feed our live thread rather on readit and people are like Bernaes. Youare a trader. You are a sell out and Blah Blah Blah blats like shut the hellup, Il just get trump out of office andfocus on that. Okay, yeah! Please, like fuck, you please, you know who else isgoing stirk crazy is whoever does the you know how you're watching CNN and atthe very bottom they put up o e those headlines of whoever speaking I don't watch TMM but yeah? I know theticker yeah well whenthat's above the ticker N, it's like the headline. Sothere was a live o Yeah S, one of these briefings with djt doing thecoronavirus task wars and who are the fells running that thing t an weretweeted this on its news to us. You have to go. Look at this. WHEEVER isrunning that lower third cayron. Where of the hell, you want to call, it was really Sassy and there was a lot ofreally here's a couple things that CNM was running below trump, as he wasspeaking just a few hours ago. Trump refuses to acknowledge any mistakes. Also trump uses task force, briathingto try and rewrite history on coronavirus response getting Sassy there, tats Yor, just truth trump I mean yeahanwiy. I don't. I don't hear Sass at all. I hear angry what well here'sanother one. Angry trump turns briefing into propaganda session. You think that's Fassy, it's truthfuland it's what what we should be saying SAS. I do, I think it's Asse, you knowand it's its act in a good way, a propagana session, propagandi session Imean like come on. I agree with what they're saying, but people are likepatting seeing it on the back for just letting it all out, because you knowusually they try to be very taxtful and respectful at those things but they'relike just tink of it, we're all sick of it. You can tell what we're soing thatis, like Jesus Christ, I'm tired of this we're sick of being at home, we'resick of hearing djt like we're just so I know it's the worst thing becauseyou're at home and you're looking for a leader, you're looking for somebody totell you when you can go outside, then you turn on these stupid briefings and the leadership ther's not yeah. Theleadership is not. There he's bragging about yeah ratings ratings ratings,sothe Li e Mane, as seveny people are watching by task clas. It's I'm thehighest lady task, O President Devil shut a fuck up. This guy am the firstpresident in the history of the United States. Ta Have Federal DisasterDeclarations in all fifty states, just if this guy he's bought in the sheat every at every corner. You know, and during these briefings he's like nobodycould have ever seen this coving. I you know, I take no responsibility for anyof the mistakes, because nobody, nobody ever saw a pandemic. Coming, Oh yeah.How about this? It is vital that our nation discussedand address Ta threat a pandemic flu now. But if we wait for a pandemic toappear, it will be too late to prepare. We have to put in place aninfrastructure so that, if and when a new strain of flu, like the Spanishloop crops up five years from now for a decade fromnow, we've made the investment. I just say this: We have an invisible enemy. We have a problemthere a month ago. Nobody ever thought about Hmy God, even Georgia. W was trying toget ahead of this. I know doesn't George W just look like at genius nowhe really does he really does and during this crisis, this pandemiccrisis djt and Republicans are now turning their sites onto the UnitedStates, Po Postal Service, and that is tonights. AINDE. Look at this week's mostimportant stories because fuck mail t everybody says that I can't say howmany people I talked e, like you know what I hate. I hate getting things delivered to me in a timely fashion forpennies. I hate it fuck mail. So let's...

...get rid of the United States PostalService. This is what the Republicans and trump have been trying to do for iuvery long time, and now that we are in a bit of a crisis Aoun a bit Ofa crisis.We are in a giantass crisis. They are using this opportunity to dismantle theUSPS and actually hit it. While it's down it's down itsknees, they want to kick it in its throat and then push it in front of a bus. That's whatthey want to do. Hes Right, yeah t they're, takingadvantage of the situation they, like, I said Republicans in general, havebeen aiming and pushing the USPS into privatization. They wanted to be aprivate business. In other words, they would be happy of you know, probablynot Jeff Basos, because djt and Basus don't get along, but they'd be happy.If somebody rich like that, the cock brothers were to come along and by theUnited States Postal Service, which, if you don't know, we pay for that as taxpayers, it's nota forprofit entity and because of that they are able to deliver mail all over the United Stateseven to remote areas, and it's not about profit. You know it's aboutdelivering packages and being as effishant as possible. It's like apublic service, O utirity like yeah. I A public, serviy yeah right now, theyou, the Mal, the mailing system has been around since the United States was has been around essentially yeah, and not only that at this pointabout actually not about six hundred andthirty tousand people work for the United States Postal Service and whenyou get a job at the postal service, those are damn good jobs. Remember ourformer cohost rob his dad was a postal worker and he would always be toutingtalking about how great it was to work for the USPS. In fact, he encouragedyou and me at one point: Do you remember this to go work for the PosteService? You know why they're so great to work for pension unions, unions, yes, unions, pension,and these are all things that the Republicans hate, which is by alittle a side Bar Rob's, dad this guy, this postal worker that we used to have to interact with a lot. He wasjust a staunch Republican and he would talk so much shit about anybody who hada liberal idea, including us. He would challenge us all the time and Ife had Iknown that he worked for a socialist institution. Oh my God, I would havethrown that in this face, but now I know it nd, I didn't know it. Then wewere. We were so naive when we were younger weren't. We. How do you thinkhe's feeling? Because his boy djt wants to dismantle his profession? The symony still works there. I assumethat he's for it, because djt is fearless leader is for it yeah. I don'tknow Avyeah what fifteen years yeah, but in fifteen years, so the postalservice, the USPS, is begging for money. They're saying please have a little bitof money for us in the stimulus, but why? Why exactly? Is the postal servicestruggling right now so yeah and t the latest Stimulus Congressand actually your boy Ron Johnson? They had an agreement to give a grant that did not need to be repaid on thetune of like thirteen billion dollars. The DJT and his administration saidthat that, if that was included in the stimulus sbill that he would veto it.The two point: two trillion dollar stimulus package so yeah he was goingto beto the enpire package, the entire the USPS had a grant in it for thirteenbillion dollars. Meanwhile, we can go ahead and give the airline industry asmuch money as they want. We can give trump industries as much money as theywant for their fucking, stupid hotels, but God forbid. We have reliable malservice in this country and it's important for us to have a male servicein this country. For so many reasons, including democracy, you'll, get thatin a second but they're reasin to Myne that our USPS United States Postal Service,an strugging right now is because of covid nineteen there's less trafficbecause there are people are slowing down the whole economy. Stoppingbusinesses aren't using the USPS like we were back in December or January orFebruary yeah. So this es aren't mailingpackages that you know you're not getting those mailors to doubt, becauseyou know restaurants aren't sitting out menusand, and things like that, like they may be small, but they add up bitose that are shut down by the way. Apoint to that we probably could have made clearer earlier. The USPS ispretty much selffunded, because when you buy a stamp, that's how they maketheir money, so you pay for the service...

...by buying a stamp. Of course, you Hav to do get somegovernment assistance in there, but you buy a stamp. It's not oflhe governentassistance, it theyit's funding, but they they get a you buy stamps and it'sa it does lose money though. Okay, thisis what the Republicans are all like. Getting been out of shape about. Is YouTANS Postal Services? Losing money is losing billions of dollars every year,and you know w a o say that who gives a flying fuck, because it is not o n acorporation. It is a service to the pit ball, that's what it is, the USPS Wat they weren't. Always inthis situation there was a policy from two thousand and six Republican ledCongress change the policy that required postalservice to prefund future pensions and obligations for several decades intothe future wow. So that's a lot of money that you have to secure andthat's definitely going to hurt your bottom line. If you have to pay forexpenses that are twenty years from now right and that burnin applies to noother federal agency or Private Corporation and by the way you did sayRepublican led, but I also want to make a point that some Democrats did sponsorthat bill. So take that it's we, you know it. I don'tknow why they're so against the United States Postal Service, we en we havesome ideas. Why? Even though ninety percent of America loves the UnitedStates Postal Servince, can you imagine not getting your mail like H, n, whenyou put something a letter in your mailbox, its a miracle that it ends uphalfway around the world in a matter of days? That's just like something youdon't even have to think about, and or even just like from evn we're talkingUnited States. If you put something in your mailbox in La ends up insomebody's mailbox in New York and Y? U You know it, you can rely on it they'regoing to get it. It's it's great night: Everybody loves theUnited States Postal Service. So why does djt hate it so much? Why do theRepublicans hate it so much? What is going on O me? Yes to be Faroh, quick,yeah whats a like. How often do you mail letters, you know, okay, I rely on it more toreceive things than I do actually send out, but when I do need to sendsomething out, I don't worry about it and then you know I have stamps aroundthat. I bought like two years ago that I know I can just plop on there if Ihave to pay a bill with he old school style whor. If I need to you, know, throw something in the mail,so I don't know I mean I'm just playing devils advocate like how often do youactually use the like? I get mail and I'm like it's all junk like ninety ninepercent of the stuff I get through the mail is junk: okay, well, you're, still using themail, because you're receiving that doesn't matter if you're sending sendit in receiving for that junk, though, like it's just Bam, I know ' I'm be I'mplaying devil's an advocate right now, but that's kind of often are youmailing something? That's so often to you actually mail, something I don'tknow what's a week, no, but the month every other month. Maybe I have to dosomething tmaybe even less than that. But the point is it's there for me touse when I need it, it's not about when I need it. It's about doing that. Thatservice is they're, not worrying about it and it's an important service,especially when it comes to democracy and Mailin ballots, which is what we'regining about. Get you in a second only thing, but yeah we'll get to it, butI'm just saying like how often do you actually use it, and it's definitely for voting I'll. Tell youthat and that's very important, very important. That's fair and I use it alot. I mean again it's sending and receiving so I get bills and stuff thatstill go through the regular mail, though I pay them online, but you know magazines. I had a several magazine subscriptionsfor a while there. That's me using the US Postal Service, all right, so you know, but I don't know y. Why do you oi whatwwhy Wa the argument for it? Is You and I mightnot use it a lot, but a lot of people have their medication in otheressential item sent via USPS yeah. More specifically, they reach out to rule places around America where oups andFedex will not deliver to USPS will deliver to back roads of America forthe same rate as someone in a major urban setting. So that's why the USPSis valuable. there. You just don't see it in our daily live yeah Li greatpoints. You know it's not for profit, and that is if somebody were to swoopthis up. So one of DJT's, rich asshole...

...friends, were to come through and andprivatized United States Postal Service. They would be turning it into a forprofit industry. They probably make it public on the stock market, and withthat you now would be God Yep. They dismantl the unions. They get rid ofthe pensions, they would increase prices. They wouldstop serving those back areas, United States just reference that would all goaway that all go. They did if they service it. They would carruple theprice to service those areas, but why? Why is that? Why the Republicans anddgt hate it so much is because they see potential to make a whole bunch ofmoney. Yes, they're, all about that green back. Ithink it's only that simple. It all comes down to money H and they use theargument. F, the United States polsal service, bleedes money. It's notefficiently run BLAHBH Blahbah, but you know what Medicare bleeds money cause we pay outhundred percent on that different social services. We have wepay for; we don't need them to be profitable. It's something that we'realready getting the service. We don't need a return on that because ere, thereturn is the service itself. You fuck heads. I don't need some richbillionaire, coming and privatizing another thing inthis country and then causing layoffs and making people's lives. Shitty er,the United States Postal Service is one of the last aases in this country, and this is being conservative. I feelI want to hold on Nto this institution, but you know: What's: Allso crazy isthe enter this whole pandemic. The USPS is continue operating as normal. Eventhough thank your Marys thank your mailcarrier getting sick and some have died. Even Icontinu operating and that's the thing. It's rain shines snow. The the postalservice is there for you, an bamic pandemic, and I actually saw my mailcarrier the other day wearing a mask, and I was like you know you have tothank these people because they're keeping society running and there'salso this little thing about the the United States posal service, thatThepublicans don't like is getting your ballot in the mail. The United StatesPostal Service is responsible for delivering ballots here in Colorado wehave mail and voting. So it's pretty easy. You get your ballot sent right toyour house home. You fill it out and you put it back in your mailbox you'vedone that before right. Oh my got. That's the only way I vote now. It'sbeautiful. I mean it's like to Boan. I there is one time where I was laid onit, but they make it so easy here that they have drop off boxes like down likealmost every block so say you forget, to put in your own mailbox. You drivetwo minutes away from your home and drop it off. It's a beautiful thinghere in Colorado. That's we take for granted that you know aty like yeah. Wegot like Colorado, we should talk about Colorado like we were one of the firstSensto Mal an ballots, I believe yeah and we also have same day registrationfor voting. A lot of states don't have this and we take this for granted and T.sometimes we forget about that. But Yeah and you know the thing is ever sincethat happened our country or our country. Our statehas become more and more liberal, and this is part of the reason why the theRepublicans the GOP, do not want mail in voting. They believe that it favors liberal voters, if FAC, when you havemore people voting in general people, are going to be leaning more towardliberal ideas. So if you open up the the the cross section or the samplesize of voters, you're going to have a more liberal society and that scareRepublicans well because then they are out of power,then how do they make money yeah if they're out of power they'regoing to start losing their positions? Even Donald Trump himself acknowledgedthis. He said that, for whatever reason, these Malin areasthat have mal ind voting tend to favor liberals, and he said that he said ithimself. whand he's like this is. This is why I don't want it, and he alsosays Oh there's going to be a lot of fraud to if we have widespread malevoting, but the exports say that's really not true. In fact, it's seems tobe just as secure, if not more secure, to vote by mail. According to theexpert Wa they'r be fraud, I mean they're willingto send cash money to people, you know vml, but they can't send aballot yeah. I don't wanerstand, I don't get by the way, Dj t votes bymail himself to by the way so always a hippocrip. He admitted to that. Hevoted by mail, ind Florida's plime primary last month.

Some because he's down in I FloridaDemocrats are pushing for the for a vote by mail for Novembers election andelections between now and them because of the pandemic. That's kind of whatspurred this conversation is people don't want to go to the poling areas,what's happening in Wisconsin, ecause N, a whole segment on that is where the hefucking Republicans over there. They close down so many pulling places thatthere were only five available poor with Milwaukee Mil Milwaukee. Excuse meyeah the Bor Milwauke yeah it they have like a hundred and eighty yeah down tofive and they they shut it down to five during the pandemic during the pandemicand there's lines and lines and lines of people in the pandemic and they sai.It's going to cause more people to die in the rain too, like it was raining,it was cool, it was rainy, they made people go out and invote in person,yeah youknow one could assume, and I assume that it was to suppress the vote. There was specific race was a primary for theSupreme Court and we actually have breaking news that Jilk Kerozsky, who was the liberal challenger of the WISCONSANCE SupreCourt election, has won the election and she asted theincumbent Dan Kelly whowas, a Scot Walker appointed incumbent, conservative judge so Tus byall of the election tampering that just happened. There was a victory for aliberal candidate. Besides all O that, but but but anyway, some home, you hoperight got a couple of all those people sit, that's a wat out there and voted in those conditional te two weeks, Otpeople being sick in Wisconsin. I know I know but anyways Fuckin Tra, if youdon't have mail in voting and where you live now, is the time to put thepressure on your locally elected officials and try toget that past in your state, because with the COVID nineteam pandemic, Idon't think that you have a better leg to stand on. What making that argumentfill out something and send it to your representative. Do It do it now? ITPATSOLLY EAR is coming up next yeah IAS, gonna say people are starting togo fund me paid for the USBS as well. Oh God, ohterribles that'sa, well, Patsoler iscoming up. Next T is a grass RIS, funded candidate running for the IdahoHouse of Representatives. As the Democrat, Canadae and wholbe joining uson, it's newest to us, live in just a moment, don't go anywhere all right. It's news to us. We're backhere live on ABW radio, and you know this is something that we'vebeen doing almost every episode lately and I think it's been a lot of fun totalk to all these candidates who are running for office. Have you beenenjoying talking toll? The candidate so far Jason Yeah, it's like really getting to now. Democracy andI've really thoroughly enjoyed it. It's so much fun to, and you know a lot ofthese a lot of these great people out there. They are running grass rootscampaigns, e fact pretty much everybody we talk to, and that includes ourguests tonight. Pat Silly Year is a grass roots candidates and he isrunning for the Idaho House of Representatives, as the Democrat PartyCanidat es actually on the line right now, hello, Pat, oh, it's great to have you here, hangon a second, I think we should be able to hear you now. We couldn't hear youfor a second hipat. Sorry, no problem. Thanks for having me guys.I appreciate your time today. You H no problem, it's great to have you on sojust a little bit. Let's get to know you a little bit so you're thirty, fouryears old and you're, an executive at knee sports and Gaming Company, correctcorrect, is actually a large teg company, where I runder gaming, a NeSports Marketing Program. I've been doing that for a few yearsout. It's a really cool job, but looking how to get back to my communityand that's where I arrived at politics. That is a really cool job. I can'tbelieve you'd want to give that up. That's like every we're, the same age,you mee Jason and to be working in gaming like that as an executive thatto me sounds like a dream jop. I wouldn't want to screw that up. It is really a dream job and one nicething about the idao state out. It is a parttime body, so I wantto have toabout my career, which is why that also helpe make this offision. Oh okay, yeah!We were going to ask you about that, so that that's interesting! Okay. So whenyou say part time t is there a limit per week as far as hours go or...

...sure, so the Idaho stathouse generallymeans around ninety days per year, generally January February march, and ajourn roughly by April. So, of course, there's things that have to be done allyear around and this we keep me very busy, but it is not a full you're, notin session all the way around through the year, so you can still maintainyour full time roll. What's almost all the elected officials do got it, okay,and so what games are you currently playin yeah right now I just started playingthe final fansy, seven remake, I got to say it's been a it's a blast room apast and the best way possible. I saw the commercial for that. I got a littleconfused. I was like what year is it? Where am I it'SI definitely interesting, explain Tmy mother O'm playing a game from one thousand nine hundred and ninety six,but it's actually new this time, so they redo everything all the animationand Graiy completely rebuilt it from theground up, and it really shows this is ENA project. He passionat feels lifeand I am enjoying the experience immensally. In fact, I'm making surenot to play it too long so that I can stretch it out, Dere ing quarantine. Idon't just blow through it in a few days. Yeah I would imagine, go ahead, Jason! No! No! I hot your me Thonk, you aboutto say something I can imagine the esports area is you know I mean well,it is shut down right now and that's a big part of what you do right. Yes, although esports is generallyhaving a little easier time than other sports, because all their competitionscan to be moved online because you're playing on the game servers. So in fact,you're seeing companies like NASCAR starting to host eracing events wherethey grab their normal drivers and h have them do a race it was. They didntwant to recently Habo sports. I believe it had over a billion hoors for it wow.That's really cool. That's really awesome! Yeah! It's really cool vpirs,the only sport that is git right now. You know there' this ist, the only oneyou can play because you don't have to physically. Be there all the time. Ohyeah, that's a good point. Jason D. I've been playing a lot of call of dutylately, just as a bit of a escape. You know that's a good one, one of my closefriends at work as a big calle Dudy, guys from playing warzone non sot yeah.So if we I mean it's also a good way to socialize during all this, because e're doing our best of thes,responsible and plot practice, our social distancing. So to do that, allthat games is good, yeah yeah, that's definitely good! I'm doingthe same and plant all my buddies online just to keep my fanitythroughout all this. You KDOn't, I our guess. Last week he also was aGamer and it's cool to talk to politicians or perspective politicianswho are in the gaming. I think wewill probably see more and more of that andYev you insad that millennials should run for office more and you're,encouraging that I mean you're, doing it as a millenial. Do you have any words of wisdom or encouragement? Iguess yeah. So, if both a lot easier and alot harder and tyou thing but if' something that a lot more millennialscould easily do, and I look a lot of these great talent and individuals wehave in the gaming safe a lot of these progamers. The marketing that wegenerally do within aming is so high level that it, alas, really well topolitics, and I think you know a lot of gamers are really upset with howttheway. Things are going not only in the US but across the world, but they needto go out there and be part of that change, and that's fine doing that. Iwant to show that hey, you can be ane sports, Guy fulltime and still run forpolitical office and there's nothing wrong with that. That's quite all right!If I can do it, you can do it. I don't have anything that special. I just workhard and that's the only reason I'm able to do this. You are doing it, but what made youwant to do it exactly yeah? So that's a sort of fun story, soI just you know. As thinking hey, I need to get involved with the local political scene, I'm nothappy with things. I've always been on the pilopy. You can either go onlineand complain or you can be part of the sex. So I decided to I want to help mywelcole Legislativ candidate Im like brain. I go and look him up. Itype it in the computer. I WOL IFFUSE turns out. He did the GIS there will.No, they didn't have not tat. So I immediately followed up. That was agoogle search of how to run for office and IDO and the rest of his history.Really it all. I was a google search, a couple of Google searches and there youare yep and luckily there's tray resources out there now without asHiddenas. Maybe it was ten twenty thirty years ago, there's you know,break sources like ballot pedia that goes through and gives you links andtells you exactly what you need to do, and I know a lot of people might thinkrunning for office al You guys go out there and get signatures check withyour local state. You Be surprised, Idaho is an example. You can choose thegift signatures or pay a feet and that's what theyare, so you can Pai Tusthirty, five Olars and beyond the ballot. That's it! Oh,...

...that's Ri! I was thirty. Fivedolars T, that's reallye! I think it was ahundred signature, so everybody just hays. Okay, now Ye. So your opponentwas going onchallenged Republican, Joe Palmer and you're, saying that therewas no Democrat challenging at all. So you guy you no on the ballot as aDemocrat and Yoa pretty good shot. I would imagine right. How are youfeeling about it? Yeah? I think we God a great shot where I live in Idaho is boyste anMaridian which are two of the fastest growing cities in the United States.Both are within the top ten and we're seeing very quickly at's gone from aworld to very urban environment that favors ore Yo know democratic policies,but on top of it I have an opponent, that's legendarily dislike throughoutthe entire district. He does not do constituent meatings. He doesn't wantto meet with constituents, he doesn't knockdoors. He doesn't do any of that.So I have that advantage. I'm out there talking to people making phone callsknocking doors once this is all over and doing the things he won't do toshow people that I'm going to be there for them. Even if we may not agree onNeverpolicy to this, do you feel that he is yeah? Go ahead, JASON GO AHEAD!No YOUAS gonna ask when was the last time a Democrat one that seat in your district sure. So the answer is never andbecause of the growth in Varidian, for example, twenty years ago, in nine REson thirty years ago, now in one thousand nine hundred and ninety was acity of Ninehsand, people is now a city of roughly hundred and twentythreeousand people. We are seeing, on average, seven percent growth a yearevery single year in our district. It is quickly chaning and when my opponentwas first elected twelve years ago, he may have served that district needs. Heno longer aligns with the people in the district and how so what? What policypositions has he taken that you disagree with yeah o the Big One, and this is veryinteresting to me and I started knocking doors last year and I want toknow what do people care about hering district. I know what I care about, butI'm here for H, people and, I would say roughly eighty five percent of thedoors were concerned with traffic here as we've grown so quick. We reach hapoint in Moridian where traffic has become while it's not la standards,very bad for the area. To give me an example, I work Ini live in a districtabout six miles away from each other, and it taktes me about forty fiveminutes to get Intho, workeep, Stak, well man, and what an deople think ofIdaho traffic isn't what they think. No, not all. Now now wor is crazy. In thedistrict were eighty fuve percent of the people number one issues: trafficno Bolmer is haring the transportation committe he's the guy. He could fix itand why o? Why does he refuse to tackle this problem? You think he'd be sopopular if he were to expand. T E lanes or something everybody wuld love thisguy to Pribady name the highway after him yeah. Well, I think it's you know,that's the big reason why I why I am individual donorsfunded heas, someonethat only takes corporate donations and other lested officials and T inparticularly we have a very strong lobbyist group par in Idaho. That is alibertarian group and their goal is to pass know no legislation at all.Anything that I new restriction and less is targeting a for. You know aminority or something: No, they don't want to see it and they will pay himnot to see that right. You know, I don't understand that at all the wholelibertarian thing, but that's a whole, completely different topic, a completedifferent show, I think, but so so you bring up traffic yourconstituents, you know one of the biggest issues is traffic. I mean: Doyou have thoughts on how you would tackle that issue? Yeah, absolutely so ha one right offthe bed and that's public transportation. A lot of people don'tknow this, but IDAO does not fund transportation at state level. In fact,it is one of the only two states in the nation that does not, along withMississippi we if you've never been to Idaho for Someone Tho Snart Oun. Hereyou cannot just jump on the bus and get somewhere. There is no butes, there'sno subways, there's no public transor whatsoever. The city of boyve hasfunded transportation within ther city, but that's it so we need to get publictransit. Bat helps reduce a number of cars on the road, but also will allowpeople to spread more easily throughout this treasure valley area, as ter ablein hate you know get home outside that core area where they were so. One ofthe arguments against public transportation, though, is that it'shard to sustain even in Denver where we live our public transportation system.Our TD is really struggling even before covid dine team. Just because notenough people are using it do. Are you confident that it would be utilized yeah? So I think what you need to do isdesign us so somethingly ground up that services- writers, not only writers ofme but writers of choice and Hereis an...

...example. I would like to see bus lanesor fast track lanes added in the roads ind the major traffic areas. Here theseare thea separate lane just for the buses to use. I would be able to getinto work about ten minutes: Ot Buses, forty five minutes driving, I'm goingto start taking the buts, because it's going to save me a lot of time. That'sa lot easier and if you build a system that caters to both those crowds, you'lhave the Balt with the writers o need, but then that writer's Te Choice,bringing the funding and the Bunnymad Jason Ha Tha question about Amon Bundy yeah, so Om Bundy, forour listners, who aren't aware ofWHO this individual? Is He let an armed occupation of federal wildlife, refugeerefuge, an Oregon in two thousand and sixteen, I believe someone died in thatencounter anyway. He's in heas he's been holding a regular Meetiin person meetings in Idaho that heres, in defiance of the stay at home orderissued by the governor of Idaho. How would you address that issue if youwere in office yeah so first of all is leading by example. My applinment hasnot literally made one single public statement about covid nineteen at allperiod. Not One thing: I have unproviding people online, theresources they need calling them seeing if they need help within theircommunity and urging people to stay home at all cost and I'm tweeting out.You know even fo my little world count when I'm playing and sitting at homejust to show people woot. This isn't just you were asking we're in thistogether. We've unfortunately seen a lot of this out of Idaho there's evenseveral state elected officials that are telling people to ignore the order.I know even Lieutenant Governor Bido advised a church that it was up to themif they wanted to stay open. Ridiculous is crazy. It's not. This is really easyand I actually understand the you know. Rights argument. Is thislegal? Is this allowed? My theory is Wles penisis, let's get through covidnineteen and then most have a great discussion on how we ammi this in thefuture. What is legal and what is I not, but now its not the time for thatdiscussion? Yeah. You know it's time for thisdecency, Yeah Jason. Well, I was going to ask how was covidnineteen impact in the state of Idaho? Are you guys seeing a lot of tests? Arethere a lot of cases? Are you expecting? You know a surge of cases in the comingweeks like how how's this been in your state sure. So we've seen an impact here forsure. Now I don't nows to say to one point: seven million people so just bythe numbers, our numbers are never going to be scaled, like in New Yorkand Michigan, those type of things, and also we were Lucky Brad little. Ourgovernor was one that taken seriou relatively serious early and a lot ofour citizens practice social distancin and staying home from a ner rootexcusing a very early point. In fact, our leading company in their TechCompany bcause they have factories in China, was monitoring this and checkingtempeatures of people back in February. So we haven't seen a widespread whereit's overwhelming our system like New York or Michigan, but people areconcerned about it, and people are worried about. You see a lot of peoplestayin home, Dempty, grocery store, Shelles and we're seeing people. Youknow when I go out now, almost everybody's got a mask and it's doingproper social distancing, which is really awesome to see yeah I mean we have to get through this.It's he only way it's going to make it easier and everybody I'm glad thateverybody's is starting to take the mask thing seriously in the socialdistancing seriously. For the most part they said, I read, I don't know if it'strue or not, but seventy five percent of America is mostly taking itseriously. This is this section of America who thinks it's a Democrat hoax,and you know you never convince those people. What can you do but well pend, all those years fanning theplanes o conspiracy, Ou reep, what you sew on that I mean their entire Party? U Can't get anybodybe a lot of their party behind this, so this is the unfortunate side effect ofall the years of disinformation. From the you know, elected officials of theGOP. Absolutely we agree with you there I speak for Jason. I think when I saythat before you let you go, though you youropponents Republican Joe Palmer, do you have anything nice to say about him yeah? As far as he's a very good familyman and the team like he has te lovely family, I saw Madan Evat last year hewas funning for mayor for a different LAC and he had hi grandkids walkingaround with vote for GRANPA Joe Shirt. I just thought it was absolutelyadorable all right. I but yeah all right I'll leave that one alone thereyou go pat suliar vote for him if you are in Ido and just go blue all the way-and this is part of our ongoing blue-...

...all the way series- I guess, although Iwould love to have Republican candidate somewhere, come on the show, butthatsn't ha quite happen. Yet how does there a website you'd like topromote or ar your campaign website? Absolutely and I'll stell this out,because I am quite a diffcalt last name, it is sulier for idahocom. That's SIS,an SAM O. U LL IE re the number four idacom and we will link to h yoursocial media on its news to US twitter and get leanked up there as well. Butif you need to but good lacd good luck and let us know how it goes, we will befollowing your campaign and at the very least when thiss is maybe, by the end of everything we cancelebrate playing some video games. That sounds like a deal ll. Thank youagain for your time today, guy to really appreciate and spend a greatexperience off by. Oh thanks so much. We appreciate that you have yourself aget rest your evening. There is Pat Suliair running, for we have friends in Idaho,actually, yeah s should we send Theractua, know afew people. I know a few people who moved to IDA from Colorado here in thelast two year and a half yeah. You should maybe share thisepisode with them. A lot of people are moving to Idaho because it's lesspopulated and you can actually afford a life there yeah if ye can find a job true, but itsounds like a booming. They have a tag. Company sounds like it's really growingso yeah it does I and moved Oo, maybe thatmaybe we do maybe we do ga back on its news to us. Follow us on twitter. It'snews to US and yeah: Don't go on es to us for back here, onatobe radio.You know, I'm still thinking that doing only one show week during the covadnineteen pandemic is is too little. How are you feeling? Are you just bored?Yes, Youjusyou'e just bored, I'm bored and Hi's also just so much happening, Yehue we're leavingour people in inthis array. Sometimes I feel like.Maybe we need to do a show where we don't talk about anything serious,because it's becoming overwhelming you're right overwhelmed, I'm like kindof panicky. We do have a political guest next week, but maybe another Democrat candidate.Maybe after that, though we can do a later side, I mean we could talk sears, we could doa story, that's not as serious. You know I briglevity like you're right.Everyone needs to know we're going to get through this, but like we're allgoing store crazy, like you and I are not alone, like all, I know anybodyeveryone's starting to feel real ancy right now. Oh, I agree. I agree. Ithink it's Tuming to really hit home for everybody. Yeah I mean I saw my mom and mygrandparents the other day yeah. We were picking up my daughter's Easterbasket and that my mom got her and like we couldn't give them hugs. We couldn'tlike get close to them, like my daughter, and I were both wearing masksjust to make sure that we kept them safe like it was really hard like itwas like that's when it really hit home. For me, yeah was not being able to hugmy mom or my grandma yeah. That's true, you know yeah, that's tough, but likewe did it for and they're like. Oh we're, not sick, and I'm like I had totell Hem over and over I'm like I'm, not worried about US getting sick. I'mworried about you getting sick right, Eah like a death rape for people over slike twenty seven percent in Colorado, right now, you're over seventy, it'slike fifteen percent, like it's not worth risking when you would,if you a take for them the precaution of wearing a mask, it's a lateinconvenience, but if you save somebody's life, so it's all about with the socialdistancing in the mask wearing yeah. It sucks. U I'm just over it, I'm justoverright, but you can save somebody's life yeah. I know I'm o saying that, likeit's just so annoying that we're in this state lik remember when we firsttalked about this and you were like- and you made fun of me because I waslike we need to talk about this you're like when it's not going to happen here,like it's not going to be that bad right. Do you remember that I know, and that was naive of me, because you ere,because I am used to having a competentgovernment and at least the government that cares about us, and we clearlydon't have that leadership right now...

...and we're seeing how this whole thingis. Being the response is fumbled, and I I mean I didn't think you get thisbad when Djtwas left it. I jokingly said: Oh we're all going to die and nowwe're all being personally affected by him. Some peopleare losing family members. I pin this on him, I'm sorry. I really do and hisfucking administration and Iwatch, which way do you yeah? Where do youthink we're closer or WI? What are we closer to being back to normal? Are wecloser to like more D stabilation destabilization inAmerica like looting like which way do you think weare right now because I feel like we're tatering on it could go either way. Is that just mypanic? I think that might be panic now. I could be completely wrong because Ihave been before, but I'm starting to on Moer the lightof Hou of the tunnelas far as the peak of this happening, just from watching the news like a lotof states feel like they might be at peak or they they can pinpoint the dateof the peak infection or an hospitalization or whatever and wehave. If they have that in mind, thenfrom there it's downhill and it'll be exponentially downhill like it wasexponentially up, but it's still going to be an ongoing thing.This summer we might have a lull where there's nothing happening. There are noone like I still. People are Coan, be wearing masks. People are going to beSantizing, this shit out of things just to be safe, because it's going to be aresurgence most likely. It would not be abnormal for us to be going throughthis again fall winter or spring or even combination of those three comingup. So I think Somemeris goingto be a little lall and then we'll see whathappens from there and we solt the continued to be cautious until his herdemimmunity and a vaccination intesting and yes and ramped up testing both for, if you have it or and alsothe test to see if you've already had it. The good news is if there is asecond or third wave now everybody knows what it's like to be socialdistancing. Everybody has a mask, everybody is used to it and also willhave more testing, hopefully, like you just said, and we'll be able to makethe second way if there is one and that probably will be prepare everybody, butthe second way probably won't be nearly as bad as the first one is, but I was just reading some sciencists arthinking so we'll see what happened. You knowwhat so now they're projecting sixty osardAmericans will die a as a result of covid nineteen mlike. Earlierprojections was a hundred to two hundred thousand and I saw like beforewe really started to stay at home. Orders like they were talking, like you,know, a million pospossibly millions yeah. Now people are on Social Media Sayng,it's no worse in the seasonal flu, Blah Blah Blah, it's no worse than theseasonal flue, because we're fucking staying at home, exactly weren't, youdon't have to be fuck a worse. You dumbfuck. I just wanted to say that.Thank you. I think that's good to say, and you know we wouldn't have to we-don't do social, distancing and stay at home, walkdown orders with the seasonalflu and it's less deadly way, less deadly, so unbelievable whet we're doing inrealize how many doctors we had in the fucking world. So you go on SOCO socialmedia. So that's why you should refrain from using it. Yeah don't fucking on ontwitter. Don't take your medical advice from some fucking Boobon facebookopposed to me WTWHATEWS wrong with everybody get the fuck off of facebook. You know we did have one more story toget to, but I honestly don't think we have time. It was a funny one at' scary, Onri, sorry for the Rul.Maybe can save it for next time, but it involves this sixty five year old guyin a fighter jet accidentally ejecting himself. He didn't mean to, but he did by the way shout out to David andAustralia. He is feeling better. He did. He was positive for Covid nineteen andhe says that he is better so and he's also. He has announced thatAustralia is quarantining for a six month, minimum period over there inAustralia, so they maybe head of the curve, is coming here to so welmaybe. Try to get him on duringnow yeah, if Australia's doing theig Gait morethan twelve hundred bucks yeah.

Any final word anyway, stay home, wash your hants we'll getthrough this. Yes you're, not alone ind freaking outat being at home. Right now we're all freaking out. We all we', all Getin,really weird. So IT'S CARRE WEIRD! It's like two am at the party pant ar starting to a jowarded. I tooka shower today and I got dressing. My daughter comes on she's like why areyou getting dressed like you're, not going anywhere and I'mlike that's fair, Aidon'ttake responsibility at all? No, we appreciate a very much Tim Apple. It is vital that our nation DISCUSSDand address te threat of pandemic flu now. But if we wait for a pandemic toappear, it will be too late to prepare. We have to put in place aninfrastructure so that, if and when a new strain of flu, like the Spanishflip crops up five years from now for a decade fromnow, we've made the anmissment. I just say this: We have an invisible enemy. We have a problemthere a month ago. Nobody ever thought about.

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