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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #8: Bottoms Up! (w/ Kimberly Ruff)

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Show Summary: On this episode, Johnny plays on the Ruff! This week we interview Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Kimberly Ruff! Kim’s wicked sense of humor is dark, witty and bold, which had Johnny and Raylene in stitches. Kimberly always brings the party but never ignores the principles, while pragmatically promoting her radical positions. Not just brains and beauty, Kim Ruff is the real deal! Get to know Kimberly Ruff and John Phillips 2020.

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About The Guest: Kimberly Ruff is a Libertarian Party activist. She established the Niagara County Libertarian Party in 2015, following a previously proposed western New York chapter. Kim was a Member of the LPNY Media and Communications Committee. At the same time she graduated from ASU, she began volunteering with the Arizona and Maricopa County Libertarian Parties. Her first assignments were to solicit content, layout, edit, and disburse their now-defunct AZLP newsletter, an experience that brought her into contact with quite a few wonderful political minds in both Arizona and nationally, including Libertarian Party co-founder, David Nolan. From there, she worked as the Campaign Manager for Nick Coons, Congressional Candidate for CD9 in his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent, Harry Mitchell, and co-hosting Liberty on the Rocks’ Phoenix Chapter from 2010 – 2012. , she reached out to the Libertarian Party of New York and immediately set to work on networking with fellow Libertarians in her country to establish, with the aid of the LPNY and Erie County Libertarian Party founder, Ed Garrett, the Niagara County Libertarian Party in 2015, participating in the Communications and Bylaws Committees in the run up to their 2016 State Convention, and getting tapped to be a delegate for NY at the 2016 National Convention. 2017 was a somewhat quiet year, as she changed careers to work as an Operations Director for a custom metal and plastic fabrication plant in Phoenix and focused her energy on that, but she continued to participate – albeit minimally – as a member of the LP Bylaws Committee leading up to their 2018 National Convention. Schedule and finances precluded her participation in the National Convention, but hearing how wonderful the experience was for so many of her beloved friends and colleagues, Kim immediately returned to her role as Arizona State Coordinator for the LPRC and was elected Vice Chair of the same caucus that June.

About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marking and sales of Launchpad Media Group.

She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.

 

About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and Info Wars. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 

Host Website:  thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff

Guest Website:

https://www.ruffphillips2020.org/

Music Provided By: 

Hillbilly Moon Explosion - "Little Lil"

The Turbo A.C.s - "High by the Beach"

Books Mentioned:

None that we can think of.

SPECIAL OFFER! Available only for Blast Off with Johnny Rocket listeners, you can save $5 off a signed copy of “Stay Away From the Libertarians!” using this page only. To receive this special offer, use this link:  Stay Away From Libertarians!  by Remso W. Martinez

SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!

Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!

SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:

  • Early access to new episodes before the official release
  • Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
  • Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
  • You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.

. You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you will get to hang out with him one on one!

Recorded At :

Johnny's Base One, Federal Way, Washington 98003.

Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top Of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.

Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!

 

Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records.  The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.

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Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 9: A Technical Beating With Scott McDonald

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie start out looking critically looking at “Just A Girl” by No Doubt. Is it an SJW anthem or an individual appeal to autonomy? Find out!

 

In “I Heard This Happened” we check out two new releases on bandcamp.com. Nicky brings Ghost City by Delta Sleep to the table. An ambient math-rock concept album out of the UK. Lizzie brings Paraparlor by Sharesprings, an Indonesian Alt-Pop outfit reminiscent of best coast or the best parts of the Daria or Pete & Pete soundtracks.

 

This week we talk to Scott McDonald of The Ancap Barbershop over on the Pax Libertas network. An irreverent comic voice we cut deep into this 3 hour conversation for this weeks show. (Unless you’re a patreon supporter.

 

For links to the music in today's episode or to support Sounds Like Liberty head over to soundslikelibertypodcast.com

Check Out Scott and The Ancap Barbershop: Facebook.com/ancapbarbershop
Ancapbarbershop.com

 

To listen to full interviews sign up to support us at patreon.com/sllpodcast

 

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Postcards From Somalia Episode #6 Rise of “The Theybies”

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Alan and Sherry have a conversation about parents who have decided to raise children without gender labels and some of the issues surrounding it.  You can catch more of Alan on The Gold Standard at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3cDwgjCQC-cMcVUbvv-k , and Sherry on The Sherry Voluntary Show at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBM4kCp2SlCONwFFC0auzg

 

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The Last Nighters - Episode 32 - Barefoot Gen

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Based on a suggestion by a listener and to highlight the recent anniversary of the atom bombs being dropped on Japan, we cover “Barefoot Gen” and also briefly contrast it with “Grave of the Fireflies”.  Demanding unconditional surrender and using the pretense of invasion as political maneuvering while showing the destructive capacity now wielded to brewing adversaries, an entire generation of innocent civilians are murdered in cold blood with the wrong answer to the philosophical trolley problem.  The movies both show the horror of war at home that is then amplified at the dawn of the nuclear age.



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Nice Guys Finish Free -Episode 9- Business Cycle Theory

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Alex Merced is just your everyday Nice Guy trying to understand the world around him. Join him as he discusses economics and politics in a nice, calm and without our vitriol. Because Nice Guys Finish Free.

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Special #3: LILRDL! (w/ Lions Of Liberty)

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In today’s show, it’s the return of the ever-popular “Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor”, wherein Marc is joined by The Godfather of Lions of Liberty, Howie Snowdon, and special guests Johnny Adams and Raylene Lightheart of “Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket!” With drinks in hand, the crew talk about all the projects in the pipeline from the The Launch Pad Media, voting for George W. Bush, debate whether it’s better to use emotion or logic to persuade others to the ideas of liberty, and so much more!!

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #7: Nullify! (w/ Michael Boldin)

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Show Summary: On this episode, we interview the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center, Michael Boldin! Michaels hilarious take on decentralization, nullification, and going local is sure to make you laugh! Michael never misses a beat with his clever wit and intensity for freedom. Though labeled as a crazy extremist by anti-freedom groups, make no mistake, Michael is there to teach you to live as free as you should be. Don’t miss this one!

Support The Show at PATREON    

About The Guest: Michael Boldin is the founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Michael has a full schedule working as senior editor of the Center’s website, writes a regular column, fields media interviews, and travels the country (when invited, of course) to speak to crowds about sticking to the Constitution – every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses.

While media and activists alike seemingly want to pigeonhole him into a political category, his viewpoints and positions defy the standard categories and political parties. As he often says in his speeches, “I’m no conservative, and I’m no liberal. I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. And I’m not a green or a libertarian, or a socialist or an anarchist. I’m not even an independent. All I am is me. And all I want is to live free.” Michael lives in the belly of the beast in Los Angeles, California.

About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marking and sales of Launchpad Media Group.

She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.

About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 

Host Website:  thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff

Guest Website:

www.tenthamendmentcenter.com

Music Provided By: 

Voodoo Swing - “Voodoo Continental”

Voodoo Swing - “The Rambler”

Voodoo Swing - “Quit Jivin’ Me”

Books Mentioned:

Nullification Objections: Dismantling the Opposition by Michael Maharrey with Michael Boldin

SPECIAL OFFER! Available only for Blast Off with Johnny Rocket listeners, you can save $5 off a signed copy of “Stay Away From the Libertarians!” using this page only. To receive this special offer, use this link:  Stay Away From Libertarians!  by Remso W. Martinez

SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!

Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!

SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:

  • Early access to new episodes before the official release
  • Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
  • Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
  • You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.

. You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you will get to hang out with him one on one!

Recorded At :

Johnny's Base One, Federal Way, Washington 98003.

Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top Of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.

Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!

Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records.  The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.

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Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 8: Liberty Like A Well Drink With Zach Kincaid

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie spend a silly amount of time discussing various themes in I’m Not Racist by Joyner Lucas . The analysis is part 3 of 3 in a serious on the “most important political songs of the Trump era.

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Postcards From Somalia Episode #5 Ben Shapiro Is A Monsterous Ass

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Alan and Sherry talk about NeoCon extraordinaire, Ben Shapiro, his monstrous “enemy civilians” comment, and his general lack of respect.

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The Last Nighters - Episode 31 - Gladiator

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Are you not entertained? Is that not why you are here?  We get in the Russell Crowe, Oscar-winning epic, Gladiator.  The general who became a slave. A slave who became a gladiator.  A gladiator who defied an emperor. We’re seriously vexed about the false dichotomy between the two modes of rulership being fought over here.  This is a sweeping movie that elicits a fun discussion. If you like bread and circuses, you’ll be sure to enjoy this one.

 

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