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We the People of PA Podcast No. 6 – Entrepreneurs Against Tyranny Active in Pennsylvania

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we the people of pennsylvania podcast marcus riddell featured

On the latest episode of the We the People of PA podcast, host Marcus Riddell continues to examine the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Specifically, Marcus looks at the new group called EAT – Entrepreneurs Against Tyranny – which is standing up for restaurant owners who are tired of the restrictions of being placed on their businesses.

“They’re there for the people who are truly suffering,” Marcus says. “They’ll deal with the hate mail and the Karens.”

Marcus breaks down the data and explores the truth behind the numbers being reported by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, including the state’s official response to potential false positive and false negative COVID tests.

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This episode also looks at Governor Tom Wolf’s puzzling response to questions about high school sports and schools reopening at the end of this month.

Other topics discussed by Marcus on this episode of the We the People of PA podcast include:

  • Mail-in voting in Pennsylvania
  • Joe Biden’s fogginess as he makes another run for the White House

To listen to the full episode, click on the PodBean player below:

The We the People of PA podcast is hosted by political activist Marcus Riddell, of Porter Township, Schuylkill County. Episode 6 went live on Aug. 6, 2020.


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  1. Susan Mattern

    August 16, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Someone just sent me a video of you all and I am
    In Chester county … how can we extend this great cause to eastern PA… Wolf has destroyed so many businesses here in Chester Co… would like to unite the whole state with this great cause… 610-757-8792

  2. Jason Bourne

    August 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Tyranny, what a joke. We’re in the middle of a pandemic. Government is supposed to do something not sit there and twiddle their thumbs. You’re a bunch of sociopaths who would blindly kill people for profit. You’re DISGUSTING!

    • PTFloridians

      August 22, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Were you this twitchy and concerned with Odumbo and the H1N1 pandemic, when he abruptly stopped testing?…oh, maybe you were busy coloring on your 7th birthday…

      • Jason Bourne

        August 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm

        His name was Obama you fuckin racist. He also did a much better job dealing with the swine flu than Trump has with the coranavirus. 12,000 died from the swine flu, it’s 180,000 + already from covid.

        • PTFloridians

          August 22, 2020 at 8:30 pm

          Racists see color…all i see is ears, not color…you childish race-baiter.

          • Jason Bourne

            August 23, 2020 at 5:22 am

            Yeah sure. Everyone sees color. A racist judges a person on their race not their character like you. A racist always tell you they don’t see color. What bullshit.

          • PTFloridians

            August 23, 2020 at 10:29 am

            Obama’s character, not color, made him a poor President.
            …instead of saying “a man”, people say “a white man, or, a black man”…they choose to discern due to color, rather than to see simply. BTW, do you know what color I am?…since you call me a racist?

        • PTFloridians

          August 22, 2020 at 11:04 pm

          (CDC) has estimated that 150,000 to 575,000 people died from (H1N1) pandemic virus infection in the first year of the outbreak.
          …sorry…you’re wrong again. You’re always wrong.

  3. Geralynn matta

    August 17, 2020 at 3:34 am

    Get out of your parent or parents basement stop smoking so much weed wake up and work towards the correct goals Jason…Thank You God Bless and don’t go away mad just GO AWAY.

  4. Jason Bourne

    August 17, 2020 at 4:28 am

    Haha Geralynn. Always makes me laugh. One of the neocon go to comments. I know when I’m winning when I hear that 1. I’m under your skin.

    • Geralynn Matta

      August 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

      No not even entangled in my hair. My ❤ goes out for you. We can lead horses to water but we can’t make them drink.

  5. Jason Bourne

    August 22, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    I’d never drink toxic, Flint, Mi. GOP water if I were that horse.

  6. Jason Bourne

    August 23, 2020 at 10:40 am

    No, Obama’s character was one of his best attributes. Trump’s downfall is his character and any sane person would say the same. I’m a Green Party member who didn’t like all Obama’s policies but I certainly would never judge him based on his character. You can’t put Obama and Trump in the same sentence when it comes to character. I’m sorry, you’re a racist. The next thing you’ll tell me is about all the black friends you have. So if you’re colorblind how do you even know they’re black. I also got into an argument with you about affirmative action. You called a man with a 150 plus i.q. and SAT scores high enough to get into Harvard who also got good grades there Odumba. So you think he just got into Harvard because he’s black and was stealing an opportunity away from a white person. He could have never got in there because of his merit or talent. You’re just trying to cover the fact that you’re a racist.

    • PTFloridians

      August 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

      Affirmative Action has placed millions of unqualified minorities and African Americans ahead of qualified applicants, for jobs, college admissions, etc. The programs began in the 60s…Oblammo took advantage of it…it’s reverse racism, and Obummer was a master at it.
      My IQ was measured at 144, and what, we’re supposed to look on Obummo as if he’s unique or overqualified to perform a task?…he’s a Chicago politician, period. Dirty and crooked as the day is long.
      …you should rally behing your girl Jill Stein instead of riding on Odumbos notorious bathhouse follies coattails. Good riddance.

      • Jason Bourne

        August 24, 2020 at 9:28 am

        I can tell by talking to you that your I.Q. is definitely not 144. I was an enrichment and accelerated student in school and you’re nowhere near 130. Your problem solving and analytical ability isn’t in the top 1%. You have about average intelligence at best.

        • PTFloridians

          August 24, 2020 at 8:49 pm

          Your little stint at a local liberal arts school really sharpened you up, eh? You can type anything at all, to anonymous people anywhere and feel important and relevant…that must feel so awesome.
          …you’re like Wile E Coyote, super genius.

  7. Jason Bourne

    August 24, 2020 at 9:23 am

    PT you’re definitely a fuckin racist. First off, you think Trump has more character than Obama. What a joke! Trump had to pay off strippers, just grabs women by the p***y, actually said about Ivanka that if she wasn’t his daughter he’d be dating her. Lies constantly to the public. It’s news when he tells the truth. His sister had to do his homework and somebody had to take his SATS. His whole life is a scam. Affirmative Action helped get qualified minority applicants into college based on their merit not their skin color. You sir are most certainly a racist because you only see this issue from that side of the fence. You like Trump because of white privilege. Just admit it. You people only lie to yourselves. It certainly has nothing to do with policy because most Trump supporters know absolutely nothing about policy. They just think he’s Captain America and blindly follow.

    • PTFloridians

      August 24, 2020 at 8:43 pm

      You are truly, the supreme ruler of your own lil universe. Enjoy the ride.

    • PTFloridians

      August 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      There is no such thing as white privelage…it’s made up. It’s simply another tool of Leftists to keep racial division alive.
      …borders, language, culture. USA.

  8. Jason Bourne

    August 24, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Well in my universe you’d actually have a seat on this ride. Don’t worry PT, you’ll enjoy the journey!

  9. Jason Bourne

    August 24, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    You’re just pseudo-intelligent. When you analyze your thoughts and beliefs they have no basis in reality. Completely illogical.

    • PTFloridians

      August 24, 2020 at 9:36 pm

      If you only had a sliver of the wisdom of Spock…

  10. Jason Bourne

    August 24, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Sure it is. That’s what you’re trying to hold onto. The wealth gap between minorities and whites is 90 to 10. Nowhere near equal. Everything stems from that. I’m busy, gotta run.

  11. Jason Bourne

    August 24, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    I can give stat after stat that proves white privilege exists. From how a white felon has a better chance of employment than a black person with no criminal background, bank loans, 1st time offenders and so on. It exist. That’s why economic justice is important. Racism has always exist in the system. Read Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith. They were called the race of labors. They were always considered a lesser people.

  12. PTFloridians

    August 25, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    “Economic justice” is a made up premise…there is no such human right. Opportunity for all races, sexualities and classes, is available to everyone, at an unprecedented historical level. Choices me boy, choices.
    …no victim card, no race card, no homophobia card…game over.

  13. Jason Bourne

    August 25, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Whatever. Why don’t you just admit you’re for slavery. If it weren’t for liberals that’s what it would be. Well, because of corporate Dems who bend the knee to Reps it’s becoming that anyway. That’s why you hate increasing min. wage. Because how can they get rich if they can’t take advantage of workers? You hate the term middle class because that’s code for communism. You’re a joke.

    • PTFloridians

      August 26, 2020 at 7:55 am

      …if you owned and operated a business, and started all your employees at a minimum wage of $15/hr, you might quickly determine that your economic model, sustainability and profit margins would be fatally flawed and your business doomed for failure, total loss, and then you’d file for bankruptcy, thus perpetuating a cycle of dependency, victimization and the terrible pitfalls of Capitalism…when jn reality, there’d be no one to blame but yourself, your flawed economic approach, and poor decision-making.

  14. Jason Bourne

    August 25, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Capitalism was built on a premise, your ideology is also built on a premise. The data doesn’t back up your theory however. Economic Justiceis a premise I agree with. Me and the rest of the modern world.

  15. Jason Bourne

    August 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    And I’ll put it simply to you PT. The difference between our system and your system is this. We tailor our system around our people. You brand the people’s ASS to yours. Simple as that!

    • PTFloridians

      August 25, 2020 at 11:12 pm

      I LOVE our country.
      …I made good choices…followed the rules and laws, wonderful career and good job without college, wonderful Wife and Children and Grandchildren, homeowner, meager means, frugal and wise economics, retired at 50. Anyone can do it. The American Dream is alive and kickin’.

  16. Jason Bourne

    August 26, 2020 at 1:04 am

    I hate to tell you, the America you knew has long been dead. It’s crony capitalism today pal.

    • PTFloridians

      August 26, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Don’t be a Negative Nancy all day long…
      …rise above, or you’re heading for a long miserable existence…stop the cycle, begin within.

    • Jason Bourne

      August 26, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Negative? It’s pretty hard to be positive in this watered down version of economy. You keep trying to make it sound like this is perfect. Project Trump policies 10 years out and tell me how much hope you have in not just today but the future. It’s crony capitalism. Why don’t you just Google the term and tell me I’m wrong.

  17. Jason Bourne

    August 26, 2020 at 8:07 am

    You phase in a min wage over a period of time. You just don’t go from 7.25 to 15 at one time. Also, m4a takes healthcare off the backs of small business, so it remains cost effective. You pay it mostly through personal taxes. 75% of the money is already in the system. It’s a simple reallocation of funds. And you also have to remember when you pay more, people can pay more taxes. You can’t tax people what they don’t have. Now you don’t have to subsidize people who can’t afford to live because they don’t make enough too. It ends up costing more the way you do things then we do. And when I say welfare state people automatically assume dependency. It’s not dependency at all because people pay into the system, they just get something back for their tax money. Healthcare, education and daycare. It’s not like your living off the system.

    • PTFloridians

      August 26, 2020 at 10:46 am

      Go ahead, sounds great…open up a storefront …give it a try…holla’ back yo.

      • Jason Bourne

        August 26, 2020 at 11:51 am

        And btw PT, you old racist fuck who thinks he’s tough. Don’t ever mistake kindness for weakness pal. I was born and raised in Brooklyn motherfucker, lived there for 30 fuckin years. You’re from Pottsville or some sinkhole in Florida. You don’t know the meaning of tough. I’d fuck your old ass up you fuckin cunt. You ain’t shit. If shit went down you’d be hiding in your basement because you have no fuckin balls. That’s why you’re scared of minorities because you have a small neocon penis. No intestinal fortitude. You’re not PT you’re LOW T. Hahaha LOW T MOTHERFUCKER!

        • PTFloridians

          August 28, 2020 at 8:13 am

          So…i said nothing threatening to you, used no disgusting vulgarity to demean or intimidate you, just simply challenged your thought in a provocative way. Why do you become so wreckless, disrespectful and unhinged?…you should want better than that for yourself and represent your family, Brooklynn, and your struggle, more responsibly. How sad.

    • Canary Commenter

      August 26, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      Actually, Tom Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 in one action. And there’s no money in the system for it. There is no “system” of which you speak. The money to pay these employees comes right from employers. They’re the ones who actually pay employees, not “the system” in your head.

  18. Jason Bourne

    August 26, 2020 at 11:09 am

    I’m sure my storefront will make it a hell of a lot further than yours. I would have double the amount of customers you do. I’d double the market. It’s not all supply side economics. You know, you’re employees also happen to be the consumer. I get them out of debt. With you they just remain on the hamster wheel going nowhere fast.

  19. Jason Bourne

    August 26, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    I get why he wants to raise min wage to 12/hr because he wants to raise it to the rate of inflation but a phase in plan would make more sense. It allows time for you business to adjust. Bernie’s living wage would be implemented over a 4 year period. The living wage is actually better for red states.

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