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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Hello the Internet, and welcome to this episode of The
Weekly Zeitgeist.

Speaker 2 (00:05):
Uh.

Speaker 1 (00:05):
These are some of our favorite segments from this week,
all edited together into one NonStop infotainment laugh stravaganza. Uh yeah, So,
without further ado, here is the Weekly Zeitgeist.

Speaker 2 (00:25):
Please welcome comedians, hosts, and wonderful natives of Chicago. Jordan
Holmes and Deffrison.

Speaker 3 (00:33):
Hey, Hello, Hello, I have no I have no rhymes
nor nor nicknames.

Speaker 4 (00:39):
Really, I'm just I'm just Jordan now.

Speaker 5 (00:41):
But and I feel terrible because I bought you a
bottle of sam Buca. I didn't know you are so
averse to Anie.

Speaker 4 (00:49):
Doesn't my my welcome gift is.

Speaker 6 (00:53):
Like a niece. It sounds like your ex rather than
like Annis.

Speaker 2 (00:56):
And I think I don't know I both ways. I
feel like whenever you're watching like chef shows, there's like
a person who went to like Europe once and they
say it one thing.

Speaker 7 (01:07):
Oh so it's in Europe, it's uranis Yeah exactly, it's
an ass. But yeah, it's a host of knowledge. All right, Okay, Sorry,
I was doing my best, kindler. I was giving it
a shot. I was giving it a shot.

Speaker 2 (01:22):
How you guys doing what's going on. What's the how Chicago,
how's the weather? What's going on over there? Oh it's
a dream, it's I don't know. Yeah, we have wet
bold territory over there.

Speaker 3 (01:37):
Here's the thing you're talking to the two of us.
I can't remember the last time I did small talk
about the well. I haven't spoken to a human being
that's not Dan or my wife probably in three years.

Speaker 8 (01:47):
I mean that very genuinely.

Speaker 6 (01:49):
And you're hundreds of thousands of listeners, very normal, very
normal podcast guy energy.

Speaker 2 (01:55):
I love it. Yeah, I have to do small talk
because in the same way I only talk to my wife,
my baby, and the random neighbor, and I always fail
at small talk like how you been, I'm like, tell
me about your random neighbor. I'm sweating what's going on
with them? Just good, you know, just asking questions that

(02:16):
I don't like answering small talk all the time because
I'm always in a light form of panic. But yeah, guys,
Knowledge Fight it's a fantastic show. I love when comedians
helped me understand things because I typically learn through the
language of laughter or absurdity or irony, and the way
y'all do that is absolutely fantastic. It's top draw and

(02:40):
there's so much happening with Alex Jones all the time
that I'm always like interacting through like maybe viral clips
or the headlines that there's so much, you know, you
forget that this guy's talking all the time and there's
so much to parse through. And half the time, even
with the news articles I read, they're not really giving
the full picture because he says so much and so
much is going on. So I'm really glad that you're

(03:02):
on because I have a lot of questions wow, and
like mainly like how do you guys? The show started
at the beginning of twenty seventeen.

Speaker 5 (03:09):
Yeah, I think early January twenty seventeen. Yeah, it was
pretty pretty close after the twenty sixteen election. It's just
that was where the curiosity really became too much, right
to ignore? Yeah, almost eight years then, that's yeah, mass I.

Speaker 2 (03:28):
Mean, like, you know, Francesca and I we talk about
the news enough, and that's already just life changing and
debilitating in its own way. I can't imagine doing Alex Jones.
Are you able to find it?

Speaker 6 (03:40):
And they're still living in this country.

Speaker 9 (03:41):
I mean, Miles sort of joked about like you know, leaving.
But whenever I sort of am up against the crazy
of the craze. I'm a little there's always a part
of me, maybe it's the majority of me that's like
you can have it, just have it, you know. Like
if I do interviews and I get a MAGA person
who's like, yep, the is IS try to recruit me.

Speaker 6 (04:00):
They call me every single day, I'm.

Speaker 9 (04:01):
Like, isn't that just a phone company trying to get
you to switch plans? Like like nope, it's ISIS. And
I'm like, you know what, lady, Yeah, just goodbye? Like
but yeah, the fact that you said my question is first,
if Info Wars goes under, do you stop knowledge?

Speaker 2 (04:18):
I didn't want to go there quite yet, but.

Speaker 6 (04:20):
Yeah, okay, I'm so sorry.

Speaker 3 (04:22):
No, no, no, how about we do it this way.
I will cut the both of you off, and I'm
gonna ask Dan a question. All right, how do you
do it? It's been eight years you listen to Alex Jones?

Speaker 8 (04:35):
How do you not lose your mind?

Speaker 5 (04:38):
I guess I was crazy to begin with. There's one
but no too, the just like it's not really Alex Jones,
you know, like I think that I think that we
were listening to him for him and like and then
at the beginning, but there's so many like offshoot things
that you can pay attention to that you get away
in from him, right, and so as well, it's it

(05:00):
can be a real bummer to recognize the real world
piece of the like politics is real and it does
affect people, and and that that is that is terrible
what Alex represents. But you can you could find some
you know what baddy stuff too, and that that helps
you keep your sanity. You find the crazy stuff, and
then you know, it is kind.

Speaker 3 (05:23):
Of interesting to take like a like the debate or
whatever in context for us, because a lot of people
are panicking. They're like, ah, Joe Biden, he looks terrible
and and my instant reaction through our lens is kind
of like, oh, well, he should have been plumping. What
he needed to do was inject himself with bags of
blood in order to gain strength.

Speaker 8 (05:43):
For the debate.

Speaker 3 (05:44):
See in our world, that's what Alex would claim he
was doing if he was doing.

Speaker 2 (05:49):
Well, So because he's well, he must not be plumping.

Speaker 6 (05:53):
The right was setting it up.

Speaker 9 (05:56):
Yeah, they didn't buy enough whatever still pills whatever, the.

Speaker 2 (06:01):
Ship colloidal silver. Okay, it's a silver boy, all right,
you know your stuff? Oh yeah, look man, I'm being
in nutraceuticals. Man. It's how I tell I'm growing my
hair back. It's thanks man, I'm twenty two. We're gonna
get to know you guys a little bit more. But again,
like we said, we're gonna be talking all things Alex

(06:22):
Jones with our wonderful guests, but first we'd like to
get to know our guests a little bit better. So,
Dan Jordan, what's something from your search history recently that's
revealing about who you guys are, what you're into right now?

Speaker 5 (06:35):
I just think my search hitsory would be like indistinguishable
from a curious bigot, you know, Like, so I just
I can't even imagine.

Speaker 2 (06:45):
Technology right or wrong? Yeah, exactly, got to know more
right right, right, right right? How to apply for black jobs?
Are those exactly? Yeah? What about you, Jordan?

Speaker 8 (07:00):
For a well, my search history is just me and
my wife occasionally joking around with My last search I
believe was is Pepper a rock?

Speaker 3 (07:10):
Because we were we were grinding it through the thing,
you know, the pepper grinder, And I jokingly told her
because she was also grinding salt.

Speaker 8 (07:20):
You also grind salt, which is a rock a rock?

Speaker 10 (07:23):
Yeah?

Speaker 3 (07:24):
Yeah, yeah, So I was like, oh, you know, pepper
was a rock too, and then she forced me to
google it. But whenever you're forced to google something that
you are one hundred percent certain was a joke, you
suddenly said question yourself and like, wait, is there a
form of pepper that is a rock?

Speaker 5 (07:38):
Yeah, I'm gonna find you know, google search history it
probably would tell you rock.

Speaker 2 (07:45):
Yeah, it's a corn. It's like a peppercorn, doesn't it.
It comes off free, don't it.

Speaker 4 (07:51):
It's just it's a it's a seed.

Speaker 2 (07:54):
Yeah, yeah, it's a peppercorn. It's corn from the stock
of the.

Speaker 6 (08:01):
Big, big black corn. I don't know why is it
the salt?

Speaker 8 (08:06):
Why?

Speaker 6 (08:07):
That's what I want to Why.

Speaker 8 (08:08):
Is that is that the type of pepper you like?
The BBC pepper?

Speaker 7 (08:12):
Yeah?

Speaker 11 (08:14):
Corn?

Speaker 4 (08:15):
During I have a history of thinking things are rocks
that aren't.

Speaker 5 (08:18):
Generally Yes, you also believe that that was a rock
because of Skyrim.

Speaker 3 (08:25):
Skyrim made me think if you can make armor out
of it, that it's probably a rock.

Speaker 8 (08:30):
I don't get why this doesn't make perfect sense to everybody.

Speaker 2 (08:33):
Oh shit, yeah, I mean I get that where like, yeah,
the reality of a video game kind of begins to
blend in with your lived life. I'm like, I don't know,
I don't know if the developers would really make me
look that stupid about this, it would No, I had
wooden armor this whole time. All right, Gary, what's something
that you think is underrated?

Speaker 4 (08:54):
Five Guys?

Speaker 2 (08:55):
Wow?

Speaker 11 (08:57):
Yeah?

Speaker 4 (08:57):
Like I think I think.

Speaker 11 (08:58):
Five Guys is the the best fast food out there.
It's not up there, nobody considered that. They'll say shake
shack or your in and out or you know.

Speaker 4 (09:08):
You'll go like five guys. But I think so CALIFORNI.

Speaker 11 (09:11):
Okay, cool, So I would say I would say that
it doesn't get as enough notoriety as as it should.
And I but I think it could be on the
rise or to order.

Speaker 2 (09:24):
Yeah, boardwalk fries, Like I said, I don't know, I
didn't grow up near a boardwalk, but everyone that's what
they call them.

Speaker 10 (09:31):
Wait, what are they? What are boardwalk fries distinguished with?

Speaker 2 (09:34):
I don't know.

Speaker 4 (09:35):
I just know that I was going along with it.

Speaker 11 (09:38):
You had me, but I think like they're like hand
cut fries, fresh potatoes.

Speaker 4 (09:44):
It's good and uh, I don't know, have you had
five Guys.

Speaker 10 (09:49):
I'm now vegan, but when I was vegetarian, I would
I tried the grilled cheese from five Guys and the
one from In and Out, and I think the five
Guys one was better.

Speaker 11 (09:59):
Okay, okay, will take it. Now I'm not gonna and
now I will. I'll go along with that. But I mean,
they are a burger place, but you don't eat me,
so that's fine, but it's still it's.

Speaker 4 (10:10):
Still a valid review for vegans and vegetarians.

Speaker 10 (10:13):
Twice, I will say my favorite fast food is Taco
Bell because that is technically Indian food, Like that very important.
It is so important Indian culture. When they got rid
of the Mexican pizza, that was a hate crime against
Indian people. I have been to movie premieres in La
where the bar after had had Taco Bell, like catered
to it.

Speaker 2 (10:34):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (10:34):
Yeah, Indian people love Taco Bell.

Speaker 10 (10:38):
We love it, man, we love My.

Speaker 11 (10:40):
Sister not Indian, but like is obsessed with Taco Bell.
Is her number one.

Speaker 2 (10:44):
It's wild too because like people haven't had with Taco Bell.
Like when you find out, it's almost like you're like, oh,
your parents are we emigrated from the same country, Like
a person who's like mentally ill with Taco bell obsession.

Speaker 11 (10:57):
Yes, but it's like you know when you get your
when you start, when you start driving, the first thing
you do is, oh, now I could get things that
I want.

Speaker 4 (11:05):
And so I'm like, oh, I'm gonna get fast food.
So you go. I go through the different phases.

Speaker 11 (11:08):
So I had a Taco Bell phase for sure, and
you when you have Tago Bell and I haven't had
a while, but you just as soon as you have
it once you start craving it.

Speaker 4 (11:16):
I did that with White Castle, you know, Taco Bell,
and then.

Speaker 2 (11:20):
Crave case with yeah, oh yes yourself exactly. Yeah.

Speaker 11 (11:25):
So it was all that, but five guys would be
my my underrated all right, all right, get pick and that's.

Speaker 10 (11:31):
Yeah your problematic save yeah problem yeah yeah.

Speaker 2 (11:33):
Yeah, yeah guys Obama's favorite burger.

Speaker 12 (11:36):
But what some think is overrated, overrated drinking on an
airplane where I've been doing this show for so long
that this was an underrated for me, I think a
few years ago, and now that I've aged into my
mid thirties, I'm renegging on that because I used to be, oh,

(11:57):
it's like time travel, it's great, but now it is you.

Speaker 2 (11:59):
Get more to hydrated. It's like time travel.

Speaker 12 (12:03):
It's like, oh, you're blacking out, and they've gotten the
hollering that they'll do now. But no, it's it really is.
First of all, you get to hydrated more. Also you
do have to like it just messes up the following day.
And also I like to drink on a cadence, you
know where it's like, oh, I want to retain whatever

(12:25):
level of buzz that I have, not drunk, maintaining your bus, yes, yes,
but not dipping into tiredville. And you know, these, as
Francesca referred to them, do coke.

Speaker 6 (12:37):
I mean once, once you get older, it's you basically
just swam.

Speaker 2 (12:40):
People just do cocaine. People do cocaine so they can
drink at us after a certain age, I noticed, or
they're like, dude, I have like three drinks. Dude, I
think I'll go to bed, like just do a button, man,
and just fucking come right.

Speaker 6 (12:50):
But all right, all right man, yeah, I mean how much.

Speaker 2 (12:54):
My weekend with my kids tomorrow? Fuck? Actually, And you're like, dude,
this is way too much.

Speaker 12 (12:59):
But the way my underrated was actually doing cocaine on planes.
I think that that's fine.

Speaker 2 (13:03):
I'm just talking about Yeah, just in your seat, your
mind in the middle, man in the middle. Yeah.

Speaker 6 (13:11):
Yeah, if you're in the middle, you get to.

Speaker 2 (13:13):
Do a bump.

Speaker 11 (13:14):
Yeah.

Speaker 2 (13:15):
And hey man, you guys, you got some keys on you, dude,
like said keys or like a parliament.

Speaker 12 (13:20):
I left my security but no, yeah, I actually speaking
of drinking on planes. I had a friend once drink
on a plane for like on his way home. Forgot
that he drove to the airport for to keep costs down,
so then had to uber back to his home and
then uber back to the airport the next day to
get his car because a moron, but not irresponsible exactly.

Speaker 2 (13:41):
Yeah. Who don't drink drive even if they make their
lives infinitely more complicated. Thank you out there drinking and driving.
It's bad according to law enforcement. Okay, let's take a
quick break and we'll be right back to talk about
Joe Biden. And we're back and again. Aside from the

(14:09):
Supreme Court doing this nation to an eventual dictatorship, the
story that's consumed, like a lot of the news cycle,
is Biden's future. That debate was difficult to watch for
those that had not quite let their brain accept the
reality that was visible to most people that Biden is
in fact old. Just shock and horror from people like

(14:31):
I didn't know it was going to be like that.
It's like, well, I get it, Like the first time
you see like your grandpa's rinkle ass for the first time,
you're kind of like, oh damn, Like that's a that's
a dark place we go. But what did you think
was going to happen? Where did you think this road ended?
And the DNC just couldn't keep up the gas lighting,
and it became obvious in a serious way that you know,

(14:52):
like Biden continues to age or continues to decline as
the ages, just like any human being. But the debate
was a turning point for many, including a lot of
establishment Democrats who are now calling for him to bow
out of the race. But the Bidens and the administration
have a plan to turn this thing around, and sadly,
none of it involves a fucking time machine or showing

(15:14):
up with compound V from the boys, because I feel
like that those might be the only ways that you
could maybe do something here. I know earlier we were
kind of contemplating what other mythical substances maybe Joe Biden
could ingust they gave she Hulk. Oh shit, yeah, like
some gamma rays or some shit or whatever. Is that

(15:37):
how she Hulk happened?

Speaker 8 (15:37):
Right the whole I'm not a scientist.

Speaker 10 (15:44):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (15:47):
Yeah.

Speaker 11 (15:47):
The thing with Biden, it's like it wasn't like he
went into this where they thought he was gonna just
improve like all of a sudden.

Speaker 2 (15:55):
Yeah, you're just it.

Speaker 4 (15:56):
Time is his worst anime, but like.

Speaker 10 (16:00):
On a daily basis, because he's sundowning like they have,
they've commented about him sundowning.

Speaker 4 (16:05):
It's that it's bad.

Speaker 11 (16:07):
Yeah, it's again and it's sad, it's bad, and it's yeah,
nobody should watch this.

Speaker 2 (16:13):
And it's not like the Democrats would allow someone to
stay in office longer than they need to because they're
so caught up in there.

Speaker 10 (16:20):
Oh Dudeen has something to say about that entered the chat.

Speaker 11 (16:27):
Yeah, you know it's like Trump is old too, He's
I mean, yeah, he's but you can't even see him
declining slightly.

Speaker 4 (16:34):
He's even like yeah.

Speaker 10 (16:35):
Yeah, Trump's like neurosyphilis has been with him from his
twenties or you know what I mean, Like he is
we're used to that. Biden, like his team was the
one who suggested this debate. They they were like, everything
around him is enabling. Yeah, they should have done it
like earlier in the day, you know what I mean.

Speaker 2 (16:54):
Yeah, when he wakes up.

Speaker 11 (16:57):
Yeah, maybe they're trying to you know, sabotage and in
a way. I mean, I mean, if you're on his team,
wouldn't you say the best thing to do would be
to not put him in front of the camera. Yeah,
how do you How could you avoid that as much
as possible? But I mean, at the same time, he's,

(17:18):
you know, right now, he's I mean, he's he's gonna lose.

Speaker 2 (17:21):
It's like kind of what sports coaches do, like, oh,
you think you should be a starter, Okay, you're starting.
Then when they lose the game, Like, so what do
you think now? Yeah, that's what I thought. I don't
know if hopefully, as they say, this is the most
important election of our time.

Speaker 11 (17:36):
Yeah, maybe have them step Maybe that's it to force
his hand to you know, I don't think.

Speaker 10 (17:41):
That's the case, because like, like he just came back
from that camp David meeting with the rest of his
family and they were like, we're going to keep doing
We're doing it. I don't think it's the case. I
think what it is is arrogance. I think the party
is like, you're gonna vote blue no matter who. We
don't give a shit about you, and like we just
care about our own pockets. So they don't give a
They don't get it.

Speaker 2 (18:00):
They really underestimate how stubborn American people can be too,
or like, don't just make me do this? What the
are you trying to do? But anyway, so they have
a plan and it's eight steps, okay.

Speaker 10 (18:13):
To somehow you can't even take eight steps, be.

Speaker 8 (18:17):
Fair, be fair?

Speaker 4 (18:18):
He could take the steps with help.

Speaker 2 (18:20):
Yeah, in the direction with Jill easily eight steps now
staring step one quote dismiss the bed wedding. It's their
first step. The official White this is from Axios, who
is speaking to people in the administration.

Speaker 4 (18:34):
Quote.

Speaker 2 (18:35):
The official White House and campaign line is that this
is as much ado about it's just much ado about nothing.
Biden allies are cranking out data and pushing out surrogates
to insist he had one bad night mostly because of
a scratchy voice and over preparation and gray matter to
tear grading.

Speaker 10 (18:53):
When someone is being accused of being old, don't use
the term bed wedding in a plan because now I'm
just being about Biden. That is immediately.

Speaker 2 (19:04):
Yeah, not the best. Not the best rhetoric here for
this one. The second one, Uh, get get some good
polls out. Biden allies are circulating polls and focus group
results showing the debate did little to change the dynamics
of their race. They're basically saying that, like, if you
believe the polls, voters thought Biden lost the debate and

(19:25):
seemed too old. But again, there's little evidence there moving
like fast to Trump either. I think that's true, Like
nobody watched that and was like, oh, Biden, Trump just
got all of Biden's support. The thing that people came
away with, at least, I think what we saw was
Biden's decline is becoming more and more apparent and in
a way that's uncomfortable. And Trump continues to lie in

(19:46):
these actually absurd ways, which a lot of the emphasis
isn't really on that again because we've become so used
to the mind that now it's just mostly about being like,
but what about Joe Biden. Obviously Trump still fucking inco
adherent and not making sense.

Speaker 10 (20:01):
But that's the problem is that people didn't. People weren't
moved because the whole reason that Biden's team suggested it
was to show off that he is still great at
these debates, and he didn't move the needle on that
because he was so incoherent.

Speaker 8 (20:15):
No, no, like that is.

Speaker 10 (20:17):
The problem is that they didn't move.

Speaker 11 (20:19):
I think he needs like a go to when he
forgets what he's talking about, just to just throw in
even if you know he's talking about medicare you know
he forgets and then then he could go off and
just start talking about something that that might not have
to do with Medicaid. Just a go to just like
he rambles off and he just you know, when he
just trails off and you got to worry about.

Speaker 2 (20:41):
How you pay for it taxes man, and then yes,
you know what, taxes just worked.

Speaker 4 (20:45):
He worked.

Speaker 2 (20:46):
My dad and I used to sneak into Madison Square Guard.

Speaker 4 (20:49):
You would say he was a long every One Dad podcast.

Speaker 11 (20:51):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (20:51):
I was a reporter for Sports.

Speaker 2 (20:52):
Illustrated for kids, and I used to meet and then
it was like all right, Joe, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 10 (20:57):
Everybody's impression of Joe Biden now is like Rick from
Rick and Morning, because it's like a corn bob Jack.

Speaker 2 (21:07):
Yeah, just stream of consciousness.

Speaker 11 (21:08):
Uh, you know, and Trump is a professional at the
I mean, you can't be better than Trump at debates.
It's as good as you could be.

Speaker 2 (21:17):
It's it's like a ship talker. Yeah, it's a roast master.

Speaker 11 (21:21):
You know. He could go on you know whatever in
the Netflix roast and do it and he could compete
with everybody because you put people.

Speaker 4 (21:29):
It's sad.

Speaker 10 (21:30):
I was gonna say, like, my my idea for this
ape part thrown out bringing Hunter.

Speaker 2 (21:37):
I'm only a two.

Speaker 10 (21:39):
Everybody is gonna vote for that guy. He's the He's like,
he loves guns. He'll bring over the Republicans, you know
what I mean? Yeah, come on, obs evasion.

Speaker 2 (21:52):
Second Amendment rights? What happened to us?

Speaker 7 (21:54):
Uh?

Speaker 2 (21:55):
Gun? Because you got a couple of drug anyway.

Speaker 10 (21:58):
That's the ladies anyways.

Speaker 2 (22:00):
Well, pobaby, let allow me to even finish. You're only
a quarter of the way through this masterful plant number
three and they'd love this one. Worn of chaos as
it relates to the convention Byen allies are making plain
in private conversations the perils of an open convention and
the risk of picking a Democrat even more unpopular than Biden,
namely Vice President Kamala Harris.

Speaker 10 (22:22):
That is fucked up.

Speaker 2 (22:23):
It is it's like, why did you pick her? I
mean it makes it like it looks like it makes
the VP pick, that specific VP pick look even more
cynical when he's like, well, I did it to just
sort of be able to get as many people of
color to vote for me. That's sort of why.

Speaker 13 (22:39):
I did it because of woke yeah right, but not
even that of just like the pure like mathematics vote counting,
of being like, well, if I have a woman of
color running as my VP pick that the logic would
say that, then maybe that will get me some more votes.

Speaker 2 (22:55):
Now, do I think she's qualified outside of physically being
a woman of color that is present, I don't know, based.

Speaker 10 (23:01):
On it's not even really present. They've hidden her.

Speaker 2 (23:07):
Unless yeah, like, well, she's getting out there a lot
more now because someone has to get out there. Number
four limit dissent. So this is more just getting orchestrating
supportive tweets by former presidents like Clinton and Obama. Sure,
I don't know that helps, Like no one's being like huh, yeah, what.

Speaker 10 (23:25):
Did you see Obama's tweet about it? His tweets night
or something he had it started listen, we've all had
bad and Nancy Pelosi when she was being interviewed, had
the same thing. It was a bad night. And then
she went on to try to defend him, but she
was incoherent to like it is so bad when like
it's like doing stand up and people are being like

(23:46):
the crowd was rough. You know, when you get off stage,
you're just.

Speaker 2 (23:48):
Like, fuck was badly. You think from what it sounds
like he's been coddled for the entire administration, with people
not really letting a lot of bad news penetrate like that. Yes,
so some people also talk blame his advisors for also

(24:10):
being like such in their own echo chamber that they
don't have a sec. I mean, I look at what's
I'm just in general, when you see what the administration
has done, you're like, oh, these people don't talk to
anyone outside of like the five people they talk to
every day. And I think that's where America is.

Speaker 10 (24:24):
It's not even talking to people. Those advisors want to
be in power. That's it. Like it's the same thing
with like Diane Feinstein, her like entire staff wanted to
be in like have jobs, you know what I mean.
That's why, like none of them were like step the
fuck down, or we're covering Mitch McConnell even like they're
all like taking care of these old people who need

(24:45):
to retire, Yeah, and like put in a home at worst.

Speaker 2 (24:51):
It's like if they don't, if they go down, I'll
have to do something else rather than coasting on the
you know, coattails of power of one of the most
powerful people on it.

Speaker 4 (25:00):
Yeah.

Speaker 11 (25:00):
Yeah, Number five, I'm gonna say how many eighty three
year olds are I mean, you brought up a point ball,
like how many eighty three year olds are working right
now in America?

Speaker 2 (25:09):
I just watched that documentary Ren Fair. Oh and the
technic owner of the Texas Room the Suns Fair is
eighty five. But also if you saw him, you're like, dude,
this guy shouldn't even be at an olive garden, let
alone running like an entire business.

Speaker 10 (25:23):
When you're here, you're not family.

Speaker 2 (25:25):
He likes to Hey, what happened to Hospitalitiano? Huh, whatever
happened to it? What happened to us? Number five? Keep
elected leaders close? So this is now, this is the
White House talking about how they want like Chuck Schumer
and Jakim Jeffries to basically be like, look, I know
you guys are worried that Biden being so unpopular affects
down ballot things like Senate races and house races, which

(25:48):
are also equally as important. But apparently they're really just
trying to say, like, look, man, it's going to be
all good. It's going to be all good. Which again,
that's not a this isn't a strategy at all. Number six,
get a donor class to chill quote, Jeffrey Katzenberg and
other top Biden backers are working the phones to reassure
the deep pockets while the campaign and DNC are keeping

(26:09):
keep turning out fundraising appeals and highlighting successes. But it
sounds like a lot of donors are also, like Jesus Christ.

Speaker 10 (26:16):
I think that's the main thing. The public doesn't matter.
It's the donors that matter to the Democratic Party to a.

Speaker 2 (26:22):
Certain extent, Yeah, to a certain extent for sure, because
you need, like you're gonna have to just completely carpet
bomb like the airwaves to get as much you know,
messaging out there as possible to make up for maybe
the lack of in person things or whatever number seven
prove vitality. Words can't capture how elated top officials were

(26:42):
that Biden was as vigorous as he was at a
rally in North Carolina the day after the debate. They're
looking for as many opportunities as possible to show that
he's still on his game. Cut to him probably in public.

Speaker 10 (26:54):
Or President Biden to take the Presidential Fitness Test, Like
I to, okay, if you can run a mile in
twelve minutes?

Speaker 4 (27:05):
Yeah, if you could walk? Ah, that was my.

Speaker 2 (27:11):
I would protest.

Speaker 10 (27:12):
I was like fifteen minutes. I was like doing I
was trying to do makeup on the running.

Speaker 2 (27:16):
Yeah, yeah, though I was sucking up the shuttle run.

Speaker 4 (27:19):
Yeah, what was the shuttle run again?

Speaker 2 (27:21):
That was like where you're moving the bean bags, like
back and forth one side to another.

Speaker 4 (27:25):
That was it was a lot.

Speaker 2 (27:27):
Yeah.

Speaker 4 (27:27):
Yeah, physical fitness test, that's what we called it.

Speaker 2 (27:30):
Did you ever did everyone have a rope that theirs?

Speaker 10 (27:33):
We didn't have a rope. We also had a guys
how to do pull ups and we had to do
hangs or something on like the bar. I remember that
those two things.

Speaker 2 (27:42):
Push ups, it was about like stretching, like yeah, filled
the stretching, stretching, wimber running.

Speaker 11 (27:51):
Yeah, we didn't have to stretch. Maybe that was a
that's why I pulled something.

Speaker 2 (27:55):
Yeah, yeah, pulled my leg. So yeah, I don't know
how they're gonna like looking for as many opportunities as
possible to show that he's still on his game. I
feel like that could go wrong really.

Speaker 10 (28:07):
Quickly, and that the campaign the debate was.

Speaker 2 (28:11):
Like, yeah, that's what I'm saying, Like they're gonna have
to do something so controlled, like he's gonna lift movie
weights or something.

Speaker 10 (28:17):
Yeah, or it is gonna be like it really is
going to be like The Boys where they fake everything.

Speaker 2 (28:21):
Yeah, they're like, yo, we got to have him stop
a fucking bank robbery with his just fucking just bare handed, okay,
and maybe that will help the numbers. And then finally
number eight. This is great quote, ignore slash engage the media.

Speaker 10 (28:36):
That is so funny.

Speaker 2 (28:38):
So basically what they're saying is they're ignore the haters
or people who are observing that this is maybe not
the best path forward, and simultaneously engage other journalistic outlets
like Axios like they're doing in this article to talk
about how everybody's got this whole thing mixed up. I mean, like,
I guess this is a plan, but again it's still

(28:59):
all all rooted in making people deny what they are
seeing with their bare eyes, you know what I mean, Like, no,
he's fine, he's actually very vital, he's quite spry. It's like, no,
I don't know, that's not what I'm getting. At the
very least, you could like make the platform and I
keep saying this the thing people want to vote for,

(29:20):
rather than proving like this husk of a person is
like the thing that you're voting for. But again that
we've seen what happened, what happened in twenty twenty, there
were a lot of promises made, some kept, a lot
not and yet just like there's no talk of policy
really at all, aside from being like, and I get
it the very real threat of a Trump presidency and
are already fucked up Supreme Court. That's not lost on

(29:43):
many people. But to just constantly be like, we need
him to get excited and then just like being like,
our solution is just getting people to pretend that he
isn't what they're seeing is the way out of it.

Speaker 10 (29:54):
Okay, I have two questions. Yes, one, if you had
to fool the American public into thinking that you were
more like mentally like a cute like aware or like
you had to prove vitality. Who would you who would
be like a witness and what would you do, Like
what like event or or display of strength would you do.

(30:19):
I'm thinking, you know, in like American Ninja Warrior ship
where they knock people off, I'm thinking I want to
do one of those. I want to train for American
American Glad. Yeah, whatever they do jouts, I want to
do that. I feel like that would be fun.

Speaker 2 (30:35):
No, I feel like it has to you have to
like engineer, like it has to be a full on psio. Yeah,
like not like.

Speaker 10 (30:42):
The person on the other side would like I'd have
somebody with like a strength to pull them off at
the right time, like a metrics.

Speaker 2 (30:49):
Yeah, like you blew them off that platform. I mean like, like.

Speaker 11 (30:52):
What's the thing in a billion madis is like the
academic Like it's a full fledged academic and physical like that.

Speaker 4 (30:58):
So then that would be that's that should be the
debate is.

Speaker 2 (31:03):
Business?

Speaker 4 (31:04):
Yeah, that'd be perfect.

Speaker 11 (31:09):
So they I mean that's the way they need to
they need to do to go to head ted and
then whoever wins that that's what should decide who's president.

Speaker 2 (31:16):
Really, Yeah, that or something where it's like they get
like Logan Paul to like meet the president.

Speaker 10 (31:22):
But he interviewed Trump.

Speaker 2 (31:24):
No, you need Biden to be like, come on, man,
He like hits him so hard on the back. He's like, dude,
he actually compressed discs in my back. That was the
crazy ship, dude. And I was about to and I'm
a boxer wrestler.

Speaker 10 (31:35):
He offered to have Biden on, but Biden didn't take
him up on it because he did interview Trump, and
I think he offered Biden the same chance.

Speaker 11 (31:42):
And that's the one who fights, right, Logan Paul's.

Speaker 4 (31:47):
Wrestler, Oh that's the wrestler you want to get. Jake.

Speaker 10 (31:50):
He's frustratingly good at wrestling. He's like a really good heel.

Speaker 4 (31:54):
In Jacobs the boxer.

Speaker 10 (31:57):
He's like, yeah, UFC your boxing, Yeah.

Speaker 4 (31:59):
Yeah, boxing.

Speaker 11 (32:00):
But and then Biden steps in and not they pull out,
and I'm.

Speaker 2 (32:07):
As good as Mike Tyson.

Speaker 10 (32:08):
J Paul has been showing up on Fox too. He's
been saying weird ship on Fox.

Speaker 4 (32:13):
Yeaeah, well so that's what I like. I like that also.

Speaker 10 (32:17):
Who would I would pick for you guys, for Gary,
I would pick your dad. Say how how aware, how
strong and aware? Like he would if he got you
in a Madison Square gardens. Yeah, I feel like he
could testify to your strength.

Speaker 2 (32:31):
I mean, look, the DNC have mastered the con over
the decades. Yeah, I mean, but they are the ideas
are getting stale, Like to the point there was this
article that was saying that Joe Biden's grandkids are now
saying that like they're like they have ideas about how
to help, and like, well, I have like some social
media followers. Maybe I can talk to other influencers online

(32:53):
and like none of them have like a truly substantial following.

Speaker 10 (32:57):
We see a bunch of public Venmo requests from his
ran chiltern.

Speaker 2 (33:00):
Yeah exactly. But then again, the other thing too is
like while many again are calling for someone else to
run in Biden's place, you have the big question of money.
What happens if you drop in a Gretchen Whitmer or
a Gavin newsom as like sort of like the headlines
are saying, like that's who it should be. Because just

(33:21):
so we're clear, in the hypothetical where Biden drops out
Kamala Harris is the only person that can seamlessly use
the hundreds of millions of dollars the campaign has raised
so far because I.

Speaker 10 (33:33):
Thought, I thought, you can use that. It like they
have more than they need often and so that just
goes into like a big slush fund.

Speaker 2 (33:40):
It goes it can go into a pack or something
like that. But if you're trying to fund another candidate,
there's there's like the way it works is like you
could max out like two thousand dollars donations at a time.
And if you're trying to buy airtime, if it's if
you're buying airtime for someone that isn't the actual candidate,
Like if it's the candidate's campaign not buying air time,
airtime's more expensive, So like things just become more expensive

(34:04):
and a lot more like the federal elections regulations around
it basically make it very complex to figure out how
to do that. And even if they did, it would
only be like a fraction of the money. So just
in terms of that, like another campaign has to start
from zero, which is like the heart part. Now, I'm
sure they could.

Speaker 4 (34:25):
I'm sure.

Speaker 2 (34:26):
The other idea is like, well they could refund a
lot of donations and then ask those people then be like,
now can you send that money to this new campaign.
That's like one idea that's floating out on how to
do that. But again, I don't know how you know
actually telling me.

Speaker 10 (34:42):
You're telling me that just because she's a black woman,
it costs more money for she's a very specific way.

Speaker 2 (34:52):
No, I'm saying she's the only person because yeah, she
is the Biden Harris campaign. So again, anyone.

Speaker 10 (35:01):
Else, Oh, so she's the only person who could She's
the only.

Speaker 2 (35:04):
One that can access Biden Harris campaign donations that are
you know, they just raised like another hundred something million
like the last quarter, so that all like an airtime
has been bought and things like that. So just from
like the money part, because that's also a huge, huge
part of this, especially when someone doesn't have the name
recognition of being Biden or Trump. It's just another thing.

(35:25):
I'm not saying that then that means those are the
only options we have. But for a lot of people
who are just like, well, why can't they just do this,
I'm like, it's because the money thing is huge.

Speaker 10 (35:33):
And that is so their fault. That is so their
fault for not dealing with this is another like RGB.

Speaker 2 (35:43):
Yeah, and then like also with that like immunity ship
that happened with the Supreme Court, and Biden's like, I'm
going to respect the limits of power.

Speaker 10 (35:51):
You're like, oh, go dictator for a second, man, just
a little bit fascism.

Speaker 2 (35:58):
Yeah, can you like, you know, get up or some shit.

Speaker 10 (36:02):
I don't know.

Speaker 2 (36:03):
Look, it looks like we're on the ropes here.

Speaker 10 (36:06):
We're doing dictatorship for good, you know, Yeah, exactly, it's different.
It's not gonna, it's not gonna. The position is not
going to corrupt you.

Speaker 2 (36:15):
We've reached the bottom, baby, We've reached the bottom. All right,
Let's take a quick break and we'll be right back
to check in on Rudy Giuliani right after this.

Speaker 10 (36:24):
Somebody should.

Speaker 2 (36:35):
And we're back. And you know, obviously the first presidential
debate has gotten a lot of discussion. Many people are
like the show us, it should be someone else, and
other people like, we fucking told you this whole fucking time.
What the fuck's wrong with you? I'm very curious how
is Alex Jones discussing sort of this current election, and

(36:55):
you know, especially as it relates to the debate recently.
I'm curious if you had anything, you know, Alex jonesy
in to say about it, or he was just sort
of like, this is what happens when you don't take
nutriceuticals and just turn it into an ad. Well.

Speaker 5 (37:08):
Uh, he was predicting that maybe there would be a
murder at the debate, so that was fun.

Speaker 10 (37:14):
I wish.

Speaker 5 (37:18):
There was the possibility of Trump being assassinated because the
globalists hate him, but then maybe they would kill Biden
because that would make the Democrats look like victims, and
then it would solve the problem that Biden's a bad candidate,
and then they beat Trump. So there was a lot
of fun going on beforehand, but then when it wasn't
really all that exciting, he was just I don't know,

(37:39):
He's like this, this is a problem with a two
party system. You're like, wait, what the middle take now?

Speaker 1 (37:45):
No.

Speaker 3 (37:45):
I think it's interesting because everybody in the real world's
reaction was like, ah, Biden didn't perform well, and so
you would imagine like Alex would be like, ha, we're
you going to take a victory lap, but you're mistaking
reality again.

Speaker 8 (37:58):
In their world, it was just really boring. It was
just boring. Nobody got into a fight.

Speaker 2 (38:04):
Yeah, no murder, Yeah, the mask fell off, Yeah.

Speaker 8 (38:08):
Yeah, there was supposed to be something. There's supposed to
be fireworks or something. It was just two old men
shit talking about golf.

Speaker 2 (38:14):
So then does he just do the thing where like
a lot of conspiracy theoristies have to kick the can
down the road. It's like, well, maybe I was wrong
about that one, but this this next thing, you know,
probably gonna happen. Then oh no, He's just kind of
like whatever, that was boring.

Speaker 5 (38:24):
Well, one of the hallmarks of Alex's behavior is that
he'll make those predictions like there's gonna be a murder
at the debate, and then just when it doesn't happen.
I didn't say that was gonna happen. I was just
I just said maybe it would happen. I was just
we were just looking at from all sides, so there's
no responsibility for any of that stuff, and he could
just move forward, right.

Speaker 9 (38:43):
But I do think that the eclipse was was the
moment that they swapped Biden's body interesting because he was
basically like, the deep state is going to use the
eclipse to pull I forgot exactly what it was maybe
you guys remember, but also it might be just one
of the many eclipses that you've got every.

Speaker 5 (39:02):
Eclipse actually, right, there's there were a lot of things
going on with the eclipse, but it was it was
mostly about preparing martial law.

Speaker 2 (39:10):
Drills, yes, yes.

Speaker 5 (39:12):
In order to implement a prison state across the United States, right,
which definitely happened, Like we already have.

Speaker 6 (39:19):
A prison state, my guy like people.

Speaker 5 (39:23):
Yeah, it was mostly just about increased traffic cops and
stuff like that for tourism. But but that was martial
law drills, yeah, exactly, exactly. And like in terms of
what's does he have any like sort of overarching themes
about this election, like in terms of what the stakes
are or what like what is meant to happen because

(39:45):
it's going to open X Y or Z door.

Speaker 3 (39:48):
Yeah, I mean that's an interesting question.

Speaker 8 (39:53):
What is I mean, you know, one are the stakes?
The stakes are.

Speaker 3 (39:56):
Always it's God versus the devil. Yo, this is I mean,
the election is the election. But this is in the
fight of all fights, right, It's the beginning and the
ending of Alpha Nomega. You know, this is just another.

Speaker 5 (40:09):
Battle, Jordan, You're touching on something I think that is
really important is that I think a lot of people
don't recognize that, like Alex is not political, like there's
stuff that like really does impact political realities. But he
thinks that God gives him visions of the future and
that he's fighting literal demons and that all of the

(40:31):
people who are on the left and who disagree with
him are possessed by these demons and all of this stuff.
There's a spiritual warfare that is not metaphorical that Alex
believes he's a crusader in.

Speaker 6 (40:43):
Yeah, and so it's kind of admirable.

Speaker 9 (40:46):
I don't know, I respect that more than like artisan hackery,
you know, where you're like, at least you're unique versus like, oh,
Biden totally fucked that debate up. Is that he's just like, nah,
the lizard demons are still getting Like, I don't know,
it's at least there's a lane.

Speaker 10 (41:00):
I like your philosophy, George's like trying to cover it
every week.

Speaker 2 (41:04):
Yeah, I mean, but then that's my But then I also,
as you'd say, like he's unable, like he's compelled to
say these things, but then in court he's like, I'm
a performance artist. Well, you know, like lawyer said that, Yeah,
well we're so where do you guys, Like, where do
you guys land in terms of what his actual intent
is and what is how he's taking in the world,

(41:24):
Like it's fully just like this is this is legit
to him? Or it's half like, I mean, this seems
like it's working, So I guess I'll just keep doing it.

Speaker 5 (41:31):
Kind of a thing could be both, Yeah, could be
a mix. I don't who knows where compulsion meets craft, right,
It's somewhere in there.

Speaker 2 (41:40):
What do you think?

Speaker 8 (41:41):
I'm of the opinion that in twenty twenty four, intent
should no longer matter for any of us.

Speaker 3 (41:49):
You know, Like, I understand a lot of people have
intended to do a lot of shit, but now they
what's done is done, and people need to be held
accountable for it.

Speaker 8 (41:57):
So I really don't care what anybody intends.

Speaker 2 (42:00):
You know.

Speaker 6 (42:00):
The what's in Alex Jones's heart is a weird one.

Speaker 8 (42:03):
Like what does he mean? I don't care. Here's what
he's done. Let's do the thing to that.

Speaker 3 (42:09):
Let's react appropriately to the thing that instead of reacting
to the thing that that person wished.

Speaker 8 (42:15):
What happened?

Speaker 5 (42:16):
Yeah, It's the thing that I come back to a
bit is like Alex constantly on air has said that
he's murdered multiple people, like watched them die, like he said,
said he saw.

Speaker 2 (42:27):
People's goods out, Yeah, when.

Speaker 5 (42:29):
They bled to death in front of him.

Speaker 4 (42:32):
He said stuff like that.

Speaker 2 (42:33):
Yeah.

Speaker 5 (42:34):
And then under oath he was asked about that and
he said he's never murdered anybody, never killed anybody. But
like there's a you see someone grotesquely describe having committed murder,
and you have to ask yourself, like, Okay, you either
believe that you did this or you want the audience
to believe this about you, and it's not true, And

(42:56):
either way, the impact is really fucked up.

Speaker 2 (42:58):
I'm sure.

Speaker 5 (43:00):
So that's really where the reality is. You know, whether
he knows what he's doing is just all false or whatever,
it still impacts the real world in a way that matters.

Speaker 2 (43:10):
Yeah, it's and like I guess how I felt like
for a while, there was like this idea of sort
of a lot of the stuff that Alex would have,
like say on his show or the people he would
have on was sort of like a beginning entry point
into like the conservative misinfo taka sphere kind of thing
and then could get mainstreamed. Is he is that influence
like waning by any like any measurable way, or he's

(43:35):
just kind of still just sort of this like sideshow
figure that occasionally has these takes that like end up
intersecting and being beneficial to like conservative causes and things
like that.

Speaker 5 (43:45):
Well you know how you said like one out of
one hundred or people were watching and laughing and then
they're like, oh no, you're crying now, yeah, right right,
that's the purpose that Alex serves, you know, Like that's
the he can crack through to people and get them
to start listening to narratives and ship that they don't

(44:08):
really realize is as bad as it is. And then oh,
what do you know, we have some Nazi show up
on the show, who I'm pretending is just kind of
a cool dude, right, you know, and oh, maybe you'll
start listening to the It's a gradual path that Alex
serves as an entry point with that. In terms of
like the information stuff, I think there's so many people

(44:29):
now that he is not nearly as important for them.
He's more of a follower than a leader in that stuff.
I think than he was let's say early two thousands.

Speaker 8 (44:39):
He's like a legacy.

Speaker 3 (44:40):
Now, you know, he's still given a lot of he's
still given a lot of shrift, but in reality he
can take him to leave him, bring him out.

Speaker 5 (44:48):
To like do a speech a turning point, not because
he's going to have some great ideas, but because he's
going to do a catchphrases.

Speaker 2 (44:55):
Yeah, it's like you know what he did for the brand,
you know what I mean? Yeah, yeah, yeah, we love
we love your work, man, we love what you did.
We love what you did. So I guess, from your perspective,
what's the best and worst case scenarios for what Alex
is next couple of years ago? Is from the just
watching the waves and undulations of info wars for whom

(45:15):
I would say, for us as people who are having
to live in a world that is affected by his existence.

Speaker 8 (45:21):
Best case scenario with the parameters that we have, as
in like things that are feasibly possible.

Speaker 2 (45:28):
Legally and otherwise, Yeah, oh I can't answer that.

Speaker 4 (45:33):
One.

Speaker 5 (45:34):
I think worst case scenario is you live near Alex
and he eats you, because you know he's threatened to
do that so that.

Speaker 8 (45:41):
He will barbecue your ass Yeah.

Speaker 5 (45:44):
If he Yeah, if he loses all of his money
and he has a resort to eating human flesh, yeah.

Speaker 6 (45:49):
Yeah, they'll sell it on what Dr Jones dot com.

Speaker 3 (45:53):
Yeah, okay, I've got a best case scenario.

Speaker 8 (45:57):
Here's the best case scenario.

Speaker 3 (45:59):
All right, we organize the party and we just start
digging on all of his property, and I guarantee we'll
find more money than.

Speaker 9 (46:11):
Right now got burying gold energy.

Speaker 3 (46:15):
Yeah, that's our that's our best case scenario. We all
organize shovel parties and that we moved from there.

Speaker 2 (46:21):
And then what you keep what you find basically, or
do we all pitch it?

Speaker 3 (46:24):
I think we I think we obviously donated to the
I mean it's it's inappropriate, respectful.

Speaker 5 (46:33):
You might get a finder's feet.

Speaker 2 (46:35):
Yeah, yeah, exactly.

Speaker 3 (46:37):
Anybody, anybody who pockets the gold is going right back
and half right.

Speaker 2 (46:42):
Exactly until the Supreme Court overturns Finders v. Keepers. Uh,
then we're back to square one.

Speaker 1 (46:49):
All right, that's gonna do it for this week's weekly Zeitgeist.
Please like and review the show If you like, the
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Speaker 8 (47:07):
Bye.

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