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.
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
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Hillbilly Moon Explosion - "Little Lil"
The Turbo A.C.s - "High by the Beach"
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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.
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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.