June 25, 2022

RVW Episode

RVW Episode

Eric and Gil discuss the 6/24/2022 SCOTUS ruling that overturns RVW

Transcript
Eric:

Hello and welcome to the Q lounge, I'm Eric

Gil:

and I'm Gil.

Eric:

join us as we discuss news stories and life situations, as they relate to the LGBTQIA plus experience, please visit us at theQloungepodcast.com and hit that subscribe button or listen wherever you get your podcasts. If you would like to follow us on social media, you can hit us up on Facebook @theQloungepodcast or on Instagram or Twitter @theQlounge. Hello, welcome to the Q lounge. I'm Eric and I'm Gil. And I know it's been a long time since we've been on. We have been on hiatus. We're still on hiatus, but Gil and I felt it was very important to come back and talk about this shit that's been going down. Oh it's, there's a lot of shit that's happening. But after today, We really just had to come in and talk to you guys and everything else. Welcome back. I thank you for joining us Gil. Let me get some thoughts from you on this cluster. Fuck of experiment. That's flying all over this country right now.

Gil:

Oh my God. So obviously everyone knows what happened this morning. With the Supreme court ruling six three in overturning Roe a law that we have honored since 1973 and three judges recently who are nominated and appointed. Went on record stating that they would not overturn since it's been set as Precedent but what does that mean anymore?

Eric:

So here was my question and I know the answer to the question already, but how does perjury didn't they like, to me, they perjured themselves, but I guess they technically did not. From what I've under, from what I understand, although I know if I lied about something to get a job, I'd have been fired.

Gil:

Correct. Cuz they will tell, oh, this person's not qualified for the position or yes. Doesn't understand what's going on. Yes. I think it's something that in theory for the Supreme court where, you know it was about nominating, individuals, you're trying to avoid their political bias because you're wanting them to uphold the rule of the land in a longer term versus things that come in and out. Politically within, groups within society, things change within 10, 20 years, but the court's supposed to be this steadfast, the guard, if you will, the old guard Now the caveat though is in the last probably I would say 30, 35 years, it is politicized. It is a political position. We know that we know where they stand. We know where they're leaning. It's similar to the church at this point where it. Let's stop pretending what it is or what's supposed to be, cuz it's not. And have it in an elected position to the people and strip 'em of their, it should be a term limit position.

Eric:

Absolutely. And some of these justices should be impeached.

Gil:

Absolutely

Eric:

assault. You have two justices on there who were incredibly accused of sexual assault. Huh. Making decisions about women's bodies, correct. You have one whose wife was instrumental in trying to overturn the government and the whole January 6th fiasco. And he hasn't had to recuse himself from anything. Correct. So talk to me about this Gill,

Gil:

Y For me, it's just, it's the same thing of, especially Tom, Tom is, let's call it what it is. He's a black man married to a white woman. For his marriage should not have existed either. It was based off of the Supreme court ruling. Yes. Under privacy for, with regards to, how is it the government's job or is it a state issue, with how people get married, but they decided it was a federal. The arguing Roe is a state issue, but both under privacy, but he benefited he's clearly benefit. From a Supreme court decision. Absolutely. but of course you're gonna go after the gays next. Let's be real. We know what it's oh yeah, they are that

Eric:

he has already he's clearly stated it. He's already stated it. That he's now that now the Supreme court needs to look at overturning gay marriage, gay relationships and contraceptives

Gil:

in the same thing. He is a once again, let's poke at it. He is a black. Man. Yes. The fact that he's in on a Supreme court, he is the justice has benefited from the 14th amendment from them, freeing slaves in all of this it, it be section one right off the bat for the 14th amendment, all persons. And it specifies about color not being, that it cannot be infringed. He has benefited. He has reeked the decisions of the court and the interpretations yet. He's trying to roll it all back. Yeah it's bullshit. It's under bullshit. This is some, like I said, we gotta change this shit,

Eric:

change it. It's scary. And I, how do we change it? Like I know everyone's like vote, go out and vote. Make sure you vote for people who are gonna be pro choice vote votes, really not getting us anywhere. And especially with all the voter suppression bills that they've been passing and everything else I know I'm being a little, maybe over the top, but I just say burn the shit down and start over.

Gil:

When the social contract with just the constitution is not benefiting the people. It is. All right.

Eric:

seriously. I'm just what they did just really fucked up this country. Like this con I've have said it many times today. Like I am so ashamed to be a person from the USA right now.

Gil:

It's embarrassing. Yeah.

Eric:

It's literally embarrassing. Even the UN took out a position saying that it was sad that this has happened Canada of course weighed on it France. And my thing is honestly the UN should expel the us from the UN because of human rights violations. I honestly, yeah. Like you just took away half of your population's rights. Correct.

Gil:

And it's so sad because that was the first thing my sister said to the you this morning, she's wow, I just lost my right as a woman. And then now they're going after me being a lesbian. Yeah. I just I'm sick about it is super ridiculous. This is something we should not be talking about. It's like, how do we go forward?

Eric:

I posted this earlier today how absolutely gross and embarrassing that as a male, I have more rights to my body than a woman has to her own. Even worse as I have more rights to her body than she has to her own. Also, it is horrifying that this morning women had more rights than they do this afternoon. And then I put out my position that I will always stand with women. I will always be vocal for women's rights. It's time to blow down the pedestal of patriarchy.

Gil:

We are okay with that. And the same thing. Hell a gun has more right.

Eric:

Yes. They just gave a gun more rights yesterday.

Gil:

Yes they did. And for anyone who's questions like, oh my God. But the second amendment, let me just read it for what it is one full, complete sentence. And I'll read it a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state comma, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It doesn't say private citizens. We wanna be technical as Israel regulated militia. Keywords. That's the say private citizens.

Eric:

And I know the Senate and Senate just passed their gun reform, bill, their performative bill and the house passed it. And I guess I just got a notification that Biden signing it, which good. I understand. That's great that they're taking A half a step, of course, I post to applaud that. And I know I had just, I had posted something about how SCOTUS is what good does this do? SCOTUS just undermined it yesterday. And we're like, oh, I've talked to law professors and it shouldn't have any weight or anything else. I'm like, okay, you are giving people the right to carry concealed. For the sake of self-defense. Let me remind people that people still use the gay defense as a way to kill people. It just happened in Virginia, not that long ago. And although they do now have it as labeled a hate crime in that state it? Because it wasn't when the crime actually occurred a couple years ago or, they got it. They were able to still try it under the gay defense and the guy won. And so now you're just giving permission for people to use the gay and trans defense of, oh I thought they were hitting on me. I felt uncomfortable in self defense. I killed them. And there's still a lot of states in which it is legal. Correct. So Florida yeah. Let's, it's horrifying and it is. You have that coming up yesterday, I was talking to a friend of mine who was a guest on our show and we were talking about how I don't feel safe going places, especially now. And now I'm very much like I like we're going back to the era in which you have to have gay, only gay, safe places. I'm like, I don't want heterosexual. I don't want hetero dudes in my clubs now. Correct. And they were saying like, they never wanted them in our clubs and they think they should just stay outta our clubs. I've always been pretty open. Hey, if you're an ally, come party with me, correct. Whatever. But now I'm like, I. Don't know if I need to be worried about you or not, and what you might do to me, you might get drunk and get into the wrong mood swing or whatever else. And you're gonna be like, oh, some dude was dancing on me. I had to shoot him because I felt uncomfortable. Correct. That's what I'm have to be worried about now with that passage. Correct.

Gil:

So all these laws favorable, I favor the CIS mail. White male. Let's be specific also. Honestly, that's

Eric:

not, we're gonna call what it is. We are honestly, we are being raped and I'm using the word raped. We are being raped by the white Christian patriarchy. Correct?

Gil:

I there's no other way to put it, if you start people wanna be technical. Everyone wants to be like the intent of the constant wants to look backwards. Must gets let's word. My, the second opinion to the second amendment. That's what was happening at the time. Bullets were discovered much, much later. It had turned for anyways, even within the first amendment. I'll go read it again. Just so everyone's on the same page. The first amendment Congress shall make no law re respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, an or abridging the freedom of speech or the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redres of grievance. but that very right off the bat's no law res they cannot make no law respecting an establishment of a religion, which

Eric:

they're doing because now they're going by the Christian religion. Correct. And they are basically invalidating beliefs from other religions, whether it be Judaism or Muslim or anything else. And they're saying you have to live by our Christian rules and our Christian laws. Yeah. And the Supreme court also just now stated that Christian schools are allotted to tax tax money. Correct.

Gil:

And that's absolute bullshit. Yeah. They should not get a damn dime and the same thing, they start taxing them. It is taxing to churches. It's not the religion. A church is a building. Absolutely. It is a place of worship, but it doesn't mean that we're infringing on. They're making

Eric:

money. And the thing is like people, they always use religious Liberty as their justifications and shit. And your religious Liberty is now infringing upon my religious Liberty. Correct. We're all

Gil:

entitled. To our own belief. Yes. It's a very simple thing. Your rights as an American and we mind begin and that's the thing is yes, you could do freedom SP you could scream under the fuck. You want, but as soon as it starts, if it causes damages, so thing you can't scream fire in a building because now that one word could cause a panic and then everyone gets trample or die. Now that freedom of speech does have limitations, obviously just like everything else as we've seen in law. And the same thing that kind of goes back to second amendment. Why is that so absolute. Yeah. And it's picking and choosing just like Christians for what they wanna, make absolute and what's oh, what was a little subjective there? Or I see the interpretation as blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And people have been arguing with rovers away about the privacy situation and I've always argued. It's a 10th amendment situation. Yes. 14th explicitly states you. And that's where the big lawsuits come out of is the 14th. But the 10th to me has always been about that. The powers that are not listed explicitly with the first nine is left to the states or the people And that's one of those things for me, something with privacy, it's something that's not talked about, but it is for the people, the whole constitutions based off of a. It's not the UK where the F they have 2000 years of history to correct the shit that they have done. Let's be real like, yeah, they're in a better spot. Took 'em this long they should. And

Eric:

Boris Johnson who is conservative and even said that this was a huge step back. Correct.

Gil:

That's sad. it's just, I don't know. It's just, we need to look at things a little bit better. Like I said, the 2016 election. Really having bigger impact than some people. Like I said it was already big, then we

Eric:

knew it was gonna be big. So the thing is too, and he's still winning. Because he got his people on. Yes. And he still, what's the word I'm looking for. It's still happening. Even though he's not in office. Everything that he put groundwork for to screw people has happened.

Gil:

It is three justices were put in

Eric:

and the whole thing too really should

Gil:

have been only

Eric:

two. It should have only been one. Oh yeah. Because Gorsuch was stolen from Obama.

Gil:

Correct. And the people remember Mitch McConnell, he. This, it was never happened. Never has happened. Yeah. Where they drag that sucker out. Like almost were their wait till the next wait till the midterm elections for him, for almost a year. Yeah. And it said, let the people decide and then that's not the precedence though. And

Eric:

then I know I shouldn't be calling people out of their name, so I apologize for that in advance, but the little cunt who is in, who got RBGs spot yeah. Should not have been there based on the whole Garland Gorsuch situation

Gil:

we had suddenly there was a rush.

Eric:

They rushed her in what? Like 20 days. Correct.

Gil:

It, like I said, it just, this is bullshit, but this is why elections. They do matter. The ES devoting, it's been a little questionable and it's been rough since, but it is, it makes an impact. The simple thing of, oh, I wanna change. I want something different. Her emails, Eric, we know she's not perfect. Yeah. But would this have happened? True under a Clinton administration for the first four years? No, there wouldn't have January 6th would not have happened. We know that.

Eric:

Yeah. And really quickly. I know people are singing praises to Liz, Chaney, but she's over there celebrating this ruling as it is like she's already been posting and celebrating this ruling. So she is not your. No just because she is standing up against the new Republican party or the Trump party, correct.

Gil:

She's still a Republican.

Eric:

Is she still a Republican? She's still anti-choice she's still, anti-woman correct.

Gil:

And that's the thing I hate when you start throwing that again, what is it? I say what the poses life won today. Life didn't win life. Doesn't stop at birth. Once a person's born that's the beginning. Yeah.

Eric:

Even your book. Yeah. States that life starts at the first breath. Yes. The book that you are making us all follow that has some of the most insane stories in it. Absolutely. And you're making us follow it and it still, it explicitly states starts at the first breath. Correct? Not at the ization, not at the division of cells. Not into the burrowing of the uterine lining. Nope. And then you have all these states now that have their trigger laws. Yep. And old laws that preceded 1973 that are like, oh, abortion's pretty much illegal now, 26 states, which scares me that it was like over half, but then you have to think those are all like most of your rural states. That are like, oh, yep. It's completely illegal now.

Gil:

I've, I don't know how to explain it. It's I've had a fear that this would happen, but then I didn't think it would really happen if that makes

Eric:

sense. I think a lot of people thought that and like you and I talked about it in the past, like when Obama became president people got complacent, they were just like, oh, we have a black president everything's moving forward. and I do believe this what I'm about to say. I do think what we're seeing is the last parts of a power struggle. The white CIS hetero male is I wanna keep my power. I wanna keep my power. So this is like their final struggle. Yeah, they do are, they are in places of power, unfortunately, right now but I think they see how things are changing and how they're going to lose power. So they're doing everything they can to keep their power. And I do think things will change. Yeah. I don't know when, and I don't know how far we can, how much we can deal with it. Not changing sooner than later. Cause I think they will destroy

Gil:

this country. I was gonna say, Jet's ready to light the bitch on fire right now. And I'm

Eric:

with them.

Gil:

Yeah, no, I totally agree. It's it is what it is at this point.

Eric:

I'm also mad because you have all these people. I shouldn't say all these people, you have the Senate and I'm blaming the Senate in Congress for this cuz I was very mad about this when this happened, that they are giving added protection to SCOTUS and you know that starting tonight and tomorrow they're gonna give even more protection to SCOTUS. Absolutely. They don't deserve it. They need to deal with the consequences in their decisions. And if someone goes in, throws a match in their yard, So be it like that's the consequence of their decision. I'm not telling anyone to do that. Yeah. But if it were to happen,

Gil:

And here's the thing with with the Senate is that we've only been electing them since the since 1912 1913 is when it was ratified in an amendment. The 17th. That was up until then no one voted for the Senate that was appointed by, various of, officials within the parties. And it was blown backdoor situations kind of thing for the Senate. The only way that the people even that was asterisk was for the house. And that's agreed. And I don't know, I've been pushing for me is that we should be pushing for the Supreme court to go that same exact way. That's the only position that's not elected now by the people we could. Making

Eric:

amendment should be elected. Angela rye, who I adore made a good point of it takes 50 people now to confirm a justice because of your nuclear option that Mitch put into correct. Fashion. It should take 50 people to take out. Take take out, take that position away. You, like we said, at the beginning of this thing, you had at least three, but I've actually seen videos. I wanna say all six conservative judges stating how this was precedent and that it was the law of the land. So they've lied, they've all lied. But then you have Collins. Who's this isn't what they told me. I they fooled me. Like they duped me. No bitch really. Mansion, who was like, I'm pro-life and he, they didn't, he didn't, he wouldn't vote to codify it just what, a few weeks ago, when the leaks transcript came out now he's oh, I would definitely vote to codify or I don't know if you said definitely. He said he would vote to codify R VW as law, mainly because Gorsuch and Kavanaugh have lied to him. Correct. I'm like take their positions away from them. Correct. Thomas should definitely not even be on there. He

Gil:

shouldn't be on the bench whatsoever.

Eric:

No, but you have to say, an okay. Anita hill, try to warn us. We owe a huge apology, but Biden is responsible for that too. Yes, he is. So I'm not gonna get, let him off. He's responsible for that too. Yeah. None of this is about life. No, this whole bullshit of war pro life. This is all for the sanctity of life. The pre-born have won, blah, blah, blah. No, this isn't about life because you have 19 children. Who were just massacred. You have 21 people who were just massacred because there were two teachers. I actually would venture to say there were 22 because that husband had a heart attack a couple days later. Yes. He was part of it. Yes. I blame that. I put that on that total number count. Correct. So you have this massacre that just happened. And we'll do another podcast on police. I have a lot to say about that as well. I'm sure you guys have really missed the opinions. You don't care about those kids' lives? No, like literally these kids had just gotten awards for spelling bees and job well done and humanitarian of the year type thing. And they were so excited. They were had vacations planned and you're gonna be like, oh, that gun still has a right to exist. That gun still has the right to be in someone's hand who doesn't know how to use it. because it's easier to buy a high powered magazine semi-automatic than it is to buy a handgun. Because it's a long gun. So it's a hunting gun. Yes. But we're gonna sit there and say we're pro-life and that we're all for the living, even though the pre-born. Are not born yet. They are not living yes. If the mother dies at four months that em, that egg and that embryo is not surviving. Correct. And you have people like Christy known the stupid ass country, bitch in South Dakota. Who was like all abortions. Aren't illegal. Okay. I'm not even talking about rape incest. Shit just straight. Yeah. But I mean that there's already considered illegal as well, but let's talk about ectopic pregnancies, tubal, pregnancies. Literally the mother's going to die. Yeah. And you're saying all abortions, aren't illegal. And in Judaism. If it's for the mother, if the mother's life is at risk, you abor the child. But now because of Christian law, because apparently we don't have a separation of church and state, as you were talking about earlier, our Christian law says you can't do that. So now you've just forced me to become a C. which I'm not because fuck you. Yeah. But yeah. And then I'm sorry, but the whole Vatican city taking a positive spin on this, you don't get to weigh in on this.

Gil:

Your religion

Eric:

history. I was gonna say yeah. Come on now with all your pet pedophilic activities. And we have pedophiles, Matt gates, Jim Jordan, who are all like, oh yeah, this is the way to go, bitch. You have been dating like 13 year olds, correct.

Gil:

This is just frustrating as fuck. And like I said, this is, it has nothing, as you said, it has nothing to do with life whatsoever. It's always been about control. It's controlling women's body. It's controlling some aspect of it and you're blaming the woman for the situation as if she just miraculously gave. She just boo. There's a pregnancy. Exactly. There's no regard for the male.

Eric:

And so here's, I'm super pro vasectomy. I think I've stated that many times on this podcast, I will state it again. As soon as you start, as soon as you become pre-pubescent, I think every boy should just be, you should be given of vasectomy. You wanna stop unwanted Pregnan. Give all boys vasectomies. And if they decide that when they meet the woman in which they want to procreate with, and she decides that she is willing to carry his child then they can dis both mutually decide to have it reversed. Once they are married, quote unquotes in the eyes of the Lord and on legal books. Correct. Then they can decide to have it reversed and she can become pregnant. Cause you also have to think about it too. What happens to people who do IVF and who have all these embryos out there? And they, oh, I don't need my embryos anymore. Those embryos are lo are living. they have a right to life. So who are we gonna force to carry all of those embryos now? Who's gonna be the surrogates. Correct. And then I've seen a lot of people posting this and I know it's meant to be helpful, but it rubs me the wrong way still. Cause we're like, okay women, it's time to close your legs and not have sex with these dudes. I get the sentiment that like, once you take sex away from guys, they're gonna be like, oh, needs something needs to be done. Here's the thing though, a lot of them are just gonna fucking rape you. Correct. And rape is gonna go way up

Gil:

and that's all it is when men feel cornered or in a certain way, they use their strength. They're used their product. Cause they know they can't. Yeah. And it let them to a minute it's done.

Eric:

if it's even real long,

Gil:

I'm being generous. And that's. It's just ridiculous. Like I said, with. With this abortion thing. And some people are so up in arms, I'm like, you wouldn't know if it was happening. Same thing. Nobody knows. I went to my doctor or you're going to your, your doctor's, nobody knows what the hell it is. It's none of your damn business.

Eric:

It is none of your damn business.

Gil:

There is nobody's damn business. And that's the thing who I sleep with at the end of the night. It's none of your damn business. What we do is none of your business. I don't wanna know yours side. Don't want you to know mine. It's nice and mutual mind your business. And that's the thing. It, why is the government needing to know this. It doesn't make any sense, privacy. back to the 10th back the 14th, yeah. I mean it is, I don't get it. I really don't. They should be more conservative. How the fuck they're gonna get this inflation in check or the fact that I'm paying hell as much money in gas in

Eric:

California. Yeah. I mean let's yeah, we cannot talk about price gouging.

Gil:

Yeah. Talking about how come these companies are still making hell a.

Eric:

Yeah. I mean was a, I the four largest oil companies, I think made like 93 billion in the

Gil:

first quarter profit mm-hmm in the first quarter profit. Yeah. Profit Jesus Christ. Profit. Yeah. And that's, what's something we should be talking about. I don't care. What's happening about your personal health? If I know you. Yes, but not if I don't like it, it's not your dance. It's not on my business.

Eric:

Like even, I do know, even if I do know you, my business is what you want to tell me. Yes. So even if I am like your absolute best friend and we've been through it down and back, But you still, I'm only entitled to what you want to tell me,

Gil:

correct? It is not your

right.

Eric:

Yeah. And I'm not even entitled to what you want to tell me. I'm just being a good person and letting you tell me what you want to tell me exactly. And be there. I'm not entitled to even that.

Gil:

And that's where people, I think, need to realize that is not of your fucking business. What they do. Yeah. Now should be. And I was gonna say, we should be demanding our government. Why haven't they, especially the Republican, every single one of 'em who voted against during the during COVID for extra funding yet their states are benefit in reaping of those benefits. That the Democrats and other people have put into place with the social welfare programs that were able to, save us. I'm one of 'em for furloughs and stuff like that. That's what I don't understand is how come we're not demanding more of the government to take care of its people. It's that we're worrying about nit picky. Cause

Eric:

like an HOA. Cause you have, because you have these GOs who are like, oh no, small government, but now they're trying to govern. You're

Gil:

uterus. Yeah, I don't get that. That's the biggest hypocrisy for their they're. They're always about small government, less and more will stay out. Like I don't understand.

Eric:

yeah. not welcome into this temple. Yeah. Let's talk hypocrisy. How many of those GOPs have had abortions or gotten abortions for their mistreses or daughters

Gil:

or they're at the airport tapping on the, this restroom door.

Eric:

yeah, Graham.

Gil:

I'm just saying they, I don't, I just don't get it. I really don't people buy this bull. They buy dime a dozen. Isn't it sad

Eric:

how stupid people are. Yeah. And I don't think I'm the smartest person in the world, but common sense goes a long way. Just

Gil:

mind. Trabis this it's the simplest thing. Yeah. I don't get it. It's it's this, it seems wrong cuz it is wrong. If you're taking away somebody else's right. It's not like it's a piece of pie for instance, where if you have to cut these breaks at the nice equal slices, it's not that this is not like it's limited. This is an ever growing thing. Everyone has the right to it. It's not food, it's a go away. Cause I don't understand, I shouldn't have to be talking about this again where, I looked at my marriage certificate, this or marriage license this morning, thinking that this may be gone. Yeah. It doesn't, negate the last 13 years, but then suddenly it could be in a blink of an gone

Eric:

yeah. That's that way. That's what they're to do, correct? Yeah. That's another, cause they're gonna say, oh we're putting it down to states, but then pretty soon they're gonna be like, oh, these states say this and these states say this, so we all have to get on the same page. So we're just gonna move it this way.

Gil:

Didn't they learn from history with regards to how they did that with a black people. Oh, you could write the train up to here, but these states won't allow it. So you have to cut off and get to the back of it. No. We're not doing this again. No, we're not

Eric:

doing this again. And you know what I, I feel like we are headed towards an Arian race. Like Hitler is getting his wish. Correct.

Gil:

People are stupid people. Aren't educated. You keep defunding everything. This is what you're gonna end up with. Stupid people, cuz they'll make these quick, simple, memes and ha they're funny. Let's vote for them. They're likable. I could have a drink with them. Are you fucking kidding

Eric:

me with this? 45 did say he liked the uneducated, so yes he did.

Gil:

And he. I should say he won the popular vote cuz Republicans haven't really won the popular vote.

Eric:

Oh no. And that's the thing is five of those justices. Have been appointed by presidents who did not win the popular vote.

Gil:

Yeah. And that's the electoral college for you? Something else that needs to go. Yes. And we've talked about this. A has to go.

Eric:

Yeah. You're now giving the minority the power. Correct.

Gil:

We're a minority I know. But yeah, but we are it is definitely giving them a

Eric:

power. Cause what is I don't remember the facts off the top of my head, but isn't it only like 20 or 26% of the population is GOP. So it's how much?

Gil:

29% Republican.

Eric:

Okay. How much percent Democrat?

Gil:

It says right now, 31 with 39% of the population independent.

Eric:

Okay. So a independents aren't getting much of a voice cuz it's your primary is as Democrat, Republican and still though the Republicans have the. The less and they still seem to have all the power, cuz even though the Senate is controlled by the Democrats, in theory the Republicans still have all the power because it's a 50, 50 split. Correct. And so anything that thes want the gaps are gonna get it?

Gil:

Let me make sure this, that seems a little odd. Maybe I'll end up just doing the math. If I just get the exact number amount of people, it'll make it easier.

Eric:

Okay. So I'm getting from the a 20, 20 Gallup poll 31, identify as Democrat 25 as Republican and 41 is independent.

Gil:

Okay. Yeah. Cause I know it was close, but I wasn't sure what the exact party I don't like being out here. It's too skewed.

Eric:

So regardless though, yeah, Republicans. Have the lesser registrants in their party. And yet they still seem to have a lot of power. And I know with the house, it's all due to gerrymandering. Yes it is. And they have it's almost inevitable that they're gonna take the house back because they gerrymandered the shit out of that. And hopefully people are like, Nope, we're not going this way. You're taking my rights away. But here's the thing too, is a lot of people. Our own they're like, oh, I'm re I'm Republican because of economics, which that's another discussion we can get into as well. But yes, the thing is even if that were true and they were actually good for the economy, which they're not you're saying that a fucking dollar is worth more than people's rights. I'm sorry, I can't fuck with you. If you are saying. A person's rights are worth less than your rights because you get an extra dollar. What the fuck is that correct?

Gil:

it's

Eric:

ridiculous. so you're taking a, I mean they already, they just took away women's rights. Pretty soon. They'll probably take away the right to vote. I'm sure. Within the next. During the next session, there will be gay rights taken away. There will be the right to contraceptive taken away. They'll start coming for interracial marriage and then they'll start like re recycling, wait

Gil:

for interracial. They'll wait for interracial. That'll be the last thing.

Eric:

Oh yeah, because of Ginny and Clarence. Yes.

Gil:

They're gonna wait on that one.

Eric:

so also I. Have questions about this whole thing that a lot of these states are trying to enact where even if you go out of state, you can be liable and get sued and people who help you in other states can get sued.

Gil:

I heard that, but I am. I thought, let me just re triple,

Eric:

I know Biden said that he's gonna make sure that doesn't happen. I know California Newsome has said that they will not cooperate with any state who is trying to Sue a resident for helping someone else get the healthcare in which they need and I'm sure New York has done the same thing. I've already made it very perfectly clear that if you find yourself needing to visit Albuquerque for reasons, I can help you find a room and I can give you transportation. Yeah. So I'll put that out there again. this time on the podcasting waves? Not just on social media.

Gil:

Yeah, I know

Eric:

Honestly, like how can, if I'm not a resident of your state, how are you going to Sue me and expect me to be extradited to your state, to Sue me and imprison me because. I helped a friend get the healthcare that they were, that they're entitled to. Yeah. But that they are no longer allowed to get, because you are an evil hat. Who is actually the sign of the beast that you were trying to warn everybody about anyways, because you're worshiping falls idols and you are. Partaking in judging controlling and not partying with the hookers and sinners as Jesus did, but that's another story. you are celebrating lots daughters who got him drunk and raped him and got impregnated by him. Okay. Sorry. I will get off of my Bible kick.

Gil:

But it's true. They like to quote it, but to actually do any of it. Oh no, that's a completely different story. Like I said, this is their book, not ours.

Eric:

Yeah. But their book is now ruling what we can do in our lives.

Gil:

Hello, Gilead.

Eric:

yeah, very much

Gil:

oh my God. I hope everyone likes to color red. I'm about to start wearing some it's ridiculous. I. Shit just become like lost awards because it's just we're here again. But then, maybe it's one of those things, how. How do we convince our congressmen women to get law, to protect it and purposely challenge the ports and just, it's just changing the verbiage because what they're looking for is, how do we go about, maybe it's not using the word abortion, it's using something else and encoding it into health. Encoding it into it goes straight after privacy and almost I in a way that it's hard. To separate the two or make it inclusive of it has to be part of this. Okay. If that, I dunno if that makes sense. And just, you have to go for, because same thing, how did it get to the Supreme court? It wasn't like they just randomly did it. It's because of the law out of Mississippi. So it, they kept challenging. Texas has sent some stuff up and it's just, how do you get the right words to challenge it in order to make it a constitutional question? So you'd like to ask and getting the Supreme court. To look at it like, huh? Maybe this is a privacy thing. Cause they said the argument for Rowe was weak. Fine. Go for it. Yeah. And then how do you strengthen the argument and make it in a way that you can't perverse it? So that it's part of it. I don't know. I think this is probably be the different strategy might take a while, but it could happen.

Eric:

So if they codify it, What does the, can that be reversed? Cause I think as soon as you get a Republican controlled Senate in house in there, they're gonna be like, whoa, we're gonna reverse

this.

Gil:

They probably they'll try their best. But I think it's how do you, especially once we get the majority somehow I don't know when at this point and I'm hoping the midterms are nice to us. I don't think they're going to be.

Eric:

Very honestly, I don't think so either. I think people are gonna be mad right now and there's a few of us, like us and a few others that will be mad long term. Yeah. But for the most part, people are gonna be like, oh, can I back about my daily life? Correct. And, oh, I want that extra dollar in my pocket. I don't care that you don't have any rights. I don't care that someone can go rape you right now and you have to have their child, or someone can kill you because they thought you might hit on them and they felt threatened. So in self-defense they decided to kill you. Yeah. What are ways we can help. I know I said that I would be willing to help locate a room for anyone who needed to come to Albuquerque. I don't know if you know of elevated access. It is a non-for-profit company out of Illinois, where they offer free flights to people who live in states in which they are unable to get the healthcare that they need. And so that they will fly them free of charge to states in which they can. So that's something to look into. If you can look up elevated access on their GoFundMe, donate some money so that they can get more planes out there. I think that's an awesome thing to do. Look at planned parenthood, always planned parenthood does a lot. Yes. Abortion funds.org. Find your local abortion clinics. Help them. That's stuff that you can do right away. I will say there are some kind, there's a lot of companies that have actually taken a position against this Microsoft, apple, meta, shockingly Yelp, Disney, Uber, Netflix, Bumble match group. box.com. Levi Straus, Comcast NBC universal Warner brothers discovery, JP Morgan, Nike Starbucks, Dick sporting. Good Kroger, Alaskan airlines, Goldman Sachs Zillow have all stated that they will. Pay or pay up a reimbursement, various fees depending on the company to help you get that healthcare you, you need. If you are living in a state that is going to deny it to you. I know Google has also stated that they are fine with people relocating to states in which they need to. A lot of people can't afford to move and a lot of people can't afford to travel outta state so you're gonna have, again, this is control of women, but women of color, let's like, let's be honest. So Any closing thought skill?

Gil:

Let's see, we have obviously midterms to go demand your demand, more of those that you put in office. If you can't change and run for it. If we can start local, as always said, start local. That's where it starts. It kicks off. And everyone, you grow from there.

Eric:

What are your opinions on expanding the courts?

Gil:

Yes. It's been expanded before. Yeah.

Eric:

With FDR, right?

Gil:

Yeah. Or no before, before him, but he's threatened to, okay. You always threaten me to expand them, but they have been expanded before they settle in five on the nine, but it's been down to seven. They lose as high as 13. Yeah, it can happen. There's no set number. There's no regulation about

Eric:

it. I think you should go add seven more democratic judges to that, rush them through in the next 20 days and be like, we're having a special session. We're gonna reverse all this shit. Yes. Cause you know what, I'm tired of the, when they go low, we go high mentality. Like I get it and I understand. The sentiment behind it. But at some point you just need to like, get in there and start kicking ass to if they're not playing by rules, then there's no rules for you to adhere to.

Gil:

No, they're not clearly not. There's zero regard from that party. We gotta, and that's the thing, but I believe also the Democrats need to get their act together. Have the message. Yeah. This is what we're finding for. Yes. And I don't, like I said, It's like wrangling cats. The party's a fucking shit show at times you could have the God, you could have this fucking super majority. And even within it was just, what did we pass under Obama healthcare? Any other thing such when you had the super majority? Zero?

Eric:

They could have codified all this, then

Gil:

they didn't do it because Democrats and they're like the progress and this part of the week, and. No too many talking heads. Yeah. And yes, we tease the Republicans, but at least they get their shit going and it's getting moving and there's a direction. There's no direction with the Democrats there. Debra has been it's very hard.

Eric:

Yeah. Republicans are like, let's they all your rights away. So waste

Gil:

of time we bitch about it, but there have no direction. It's gonna happen now, Democrats have no fucking way. They couldn't tell and they'll be arguing over the technicalities of it. That's not left enough. Get it done. I'm sorry, just get something done. Yeah, because clearly the Republicans are winning you

Eric:

Lost and they still are winning still

Gil:

winning because they already set it all up. We knew the ports were gonna be a big issue.

Eric:

But they always say too, that Democrats don't think about the courts when they vote. They don't Republicans do, and this is proof.

Gil:

Yeah. It's proof. That's what they're sending of. Cuz like I said, they protect their egos, their racism through law. The law says, yeah. But doesn't mean it's right. Exactly. No, it doesn't but the same thing, we don't Democrats can't it's, like I said, it's about playing the long game and the Republicans play the long game. We don't, we couldn't even tell you front of our eyes. We're like, oh, we'll try to get for another couple of months. We hope. We're always on a cliff. No, just, no, like I said, I don't know maybe being cynical about it, but

Eric:

no, we're, we're pretty much always living in our sympathetic nervousness somewhere in our flight or freeze. Yeah. Sorry.

Gil:

Finally, it's reactionary. Everything's reactionary about it. What have the Republican to do? That's how we're gonna get mad. What is your direction? What are you gonna do? That's different that we're gonna set us apart and piss them off and dissolve that party. We shouldn't dissolve them. There's no way people that are young, younger than 45, 50 should be voting for them. There's it's not in their best interest yet. They're still winning.

Eric:

But there are people that are still that young who are winning for them because there are some, they are indoctrinated by their families. The people we learn from towards the ideas we become.

Gil:

Yeah. But, so many people moving to the cities and getting influenced, like I said, it's the, those states have too much, the small states have too much power because I feel like, especially coming outta California, like why is my vote worth less than a person from Wyoming? It makes no fucking sense. It? Doesn't all right. And then we're, I'm giving away my taxes to help them. Be the way they are. Are you

kidding

Eric:

me? And you're giving your taxes a way to fund their Christian schools. Yeah.

Gil:

it's ridiculous. Better tax exempt. it's ridiculous. So that's my thoughts, your closing thoughts?

Eric:

I think I've stated a lot of my thoughts I think is bullshit. I think we have taken a thousand steps backwards. I am sorry to every person that has a uterus. Yeah. that this country has fucked you that this country has literally just massacred your rights. Yep. Has taken things from you that they have told you that you are less than correct. I will stand with. Any person with a uterus, I will defend your rights. I will be vocal about your rights. I know I'm just one person on a, not so popular podcast, but you still have my full support and I will still use what platform I have to talk about this shit. So I think we need term limits. I think at least three or four of those Godi need to be removed. Kavanaugh should not be on there. He should be impeached for sexual assault. Yep. And for perjury Gorsuch, Barrett ado, Thomas definitely should not be on there. He should be the first to be impeached because of. Is evolved life. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. So I hope the Democrats can get something done. I'm not hopeful that they will. I don't know. I am, I'm honestly at a loss for words. Because I'm sad that this is what it's come to again. I am so embarrassed. To be a male right now. And I am so embarrassed to be a person from the USA. Yeah. It's shame right now, this country is the biggest farce that has ever hit the globe. Like honestly, oh, the U the great USA, the great United States. And that's the biggest joke. Those are my thoughts. Yeah. Again, women, people with uterus is I am so sorry that this country does not value you.

Gil:

It's shame.

Eric:

And vasectomies for all people who

Gil:

are, let's go after men's health. Let's go for men's health change. Let's

Eric:

go after men's health. And you know what I think if you rape someone, you should be castrated. Yep. And not chemically castrated. I wanna see you get blunt, knifed castrated with no anesthesia,

Gil:

whole Testament. That's what they're reaching about. Let's exactly happen.

Eric:

Thoughts and prayers. Fucking eight. Gill, it was good to have you back on the podcast. Good. It does well we will be back hopefully sooner rather than later. Yes. But keep an eye out for us. Thank you guys for joining us. Living your authenticity help those people who need help check on your friends that have uterus check on your friends that may need help to come visit you. At any point in time, we have to be there for each other. We have to make this a better society to live. Because right now, it is a shit society and we need a much better society. So thank you guys for joining us. We will be back and around at some point again, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thank you. Thank

Gil:

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Eric:

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