Episode 010 Show Notes

In our tenth episode, Eric & Mike discuss current political news and the first five sections of Article I of the
Constitution. This episode also includes a "Prep School" episode about hygiene.



Yet another failed solar project

More government regulators..Why?

Surviving on Peanuts and Cookies


Section 1

“All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a
Senate and House of Representatives.”

Section 2 (affected by 14th Amendment)

House of Reps

  • Elected every two years
  • 25 years old
  • Citizen for 7 years
  • Live in the state that elected him/her
  • House shall choose their speaker and officers
  • Sole impeachment power

“Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this
union, according to their respective numbers”

Section 3 (Affected by 17th Admendment)


  • Elected every six years
  • 30 years old
  • Citizen for 9 years
  • Live in the state that elected him/her
  • VP is President of the Senate
  • Elect a President Pro Tempore
  • Try impeachments
    • if President, Chief Justice resides)
    • 2/3 of members present to convict

“Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold
and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States”

Section 4 (affected by the 20th Amendment)

“The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each
state by the legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as
to the places of choosing Senators.

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in December,
unless they shall by law appoint a different day.”

Section 5

  • Each House will have its own elections for its own committees.
  • Needs a quorum to do business (in most cases a simple majority)
  • “Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the
    concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.”
  • Each House must keep a journal and record votes.

“Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three
days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.”


text version of Constitution

Text with annotations



Hygiene Item Checklist


  • Soap (antibacterial)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste (or baking soda)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Lotions (to keep skin from becoming dry and cracked, letting bacteria in)
  • Rubbing alcohol


  • facial tissue
  • plastic bags for 5 gal bucket
  • Toilet seat for 5 gal. Bucket
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • baby lotions and diaper rash lotions


  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • clothes pins & line
  • Washboard or hand cranked “washing machine”

Exigent circumstances (pandemic, etc.):

  • N95 face mask
  • box of surgical gloves
  • gas mask (if possible)
  • disposable chem or bio suit
  • booties
  • duct tape

Partial list. Add what YOU think you will need.