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Episode 035 - Oregon, You Never Fail To Disappoint Me.

6/7/2019
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Rob actually managed to get a day off from work, so he set about clearing out the archives. This episode was originally recorded in late November 2018. In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, Brett and Rob discuss the results of the recent statewide election in Oregon and the local election in Portland (SPOILER ALERT: It went badly for liberty lovers). The guys discuss: It was almost as if the Dynamically Drunken Duo were looking into a crystal ball in this episode. Since the turn of...

Duration:01:37:25

Refuting Stupidity 006

5/31/2019
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Recorded in February 2019 while Rob was home for jury duty (no worries...when he explained what an Anarcho-Capitalist is, he was removed from the jury pool). In this episode of refuting stupidity, Brett and Rob lay into the stupidity of the Green New Deal, proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They originally recorded 90 minutes of material, and Rob had to chop it down into around 30 minutes. They guys point out the stupidity of the GND and the solutions to solving all of the issues...

Duration:01:14:44

Bonus Episodelet 017 - The Downsides To Capitalism

2/1/2019
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This bonus episodelet was promised to you in the liner notes from Episode 029 - Why Capitalism? This is a segment that was cut for time. In this clip, the Dynamically Drunken Duo honestly assess the few weaknesses they find in capitalism: Brett and Rob concede that capitalism is not a perfect economic system, but it surely is the best one that has ever been discovered. Even though they identify four weaknesses, they will defend the true free market (one that has no outside interference from...

Duration:00:30:16

Episode 034 - The Beerpisode

1/25/2019
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In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, the Dynamically Drunken Duo change things a bit with a beer-focused episode. Using Charlie Papazian's Unspoken Passion recipe, Brett and Rob walk you through the basics of making a batch of homebrew. Although they forget to discuss some very important issues when making beer (such as proper cleaning and sanitation, the equipment necessary for brewing, etc.), hopefully you are pushed into experimenting with homebrewing yourself by this episode. And...

Duration:01:51:41

Bonus Episodelet 016 - You Like Your Internet Devices? Thank Capitalism.

1/18/2019
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This bonus episodelet was a segment cut for content from Episode 029 - Why Capitalism? In this very short segment, Brett and Rob discuss how the price of mass storage has greatly dropped since the mid-1990s (and Brett even makes an allusion to the 1980s) because the free market controlled the prices, not the State. Even though the Internet is never mentioned, the only way that your devices became ubiquitous is due to the cheap price of mass storage. You can thank capitalism for the device on...

Duration:00:10:02

Episode 033 - Why A Trade War With China Is A Bad Idea

1/11/2019
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Can you believe it? A new episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour? Say it ain't so! It is so. Rob has finally had a couple of days off from his new job and found an episode the Dynamically Drunken Duo recorded while he was on vacation in July 2018. It's the guys' first remote-recorded episode, and boy did it take some time to edit. They think you'll like it. There are two more episodes, both recorded when Rob was briefly in Portland in November 2018, that are due to be edited and released in the...

Duration:01:15:03

Episode 032 - Little Things You Can Do To Start Living A Liberty Lifestyle

8/1/2018
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July was vacation month. Brett was gone at the first part of the month, and Rob was gone in the middle of the month. Thus, Half-Hour Liberty Hour was on a brief hiatus. However, the guys are back with a new full-episode that is longer than usual. In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, Brett and Rob discuss small ways in which you can start living a liberty lifestyle. The Dynamically Drunken Duo touch upon the following major ideas: Resources Mentioned In This Episode: The Mises...

Duration:01:47:22

Refuting Stupidity 005

6/25/2018
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In this episode of refuting stupidity, Brett and Rob lay into the stupidity of Oregon Ballot Measure 43, which will be on the state's direct democracy ballot come November. It is a gun confiscation measure that has California's legislature looking with green-eyed envy across the border. In their usual bombastic way, the Dynamically Drunken Duo explain what the bill covers, they types of firearms that each section is seeking to ban (with actual examples), and why this is stupid. You're going...

Duration:00:52:19

Episode 031 - Is This The Worst Leader In American History? (Part 2)

6/1/2018
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This is the promised Part 2 to Episode 030 - Is This The Worst Leader In American History? (Part 1). If you haven't listened to Part 1, don't spoil the surprise by listening to Part 2 first. In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, the Dynamically Drunken Duo tackle who they believe is the worst leader in American history (and it may surprise you). Brett and Rob explain the egregious Constitutional violations committed by this president, citing article and section of the document, and...

Duration:00:59:51

Episode 030 - Is This The Worst Leader In American History? (Part 1)

5/28/2018
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What? A release on a Monday? Memorial Day, even? Yes. In a first, the guys recorded so much material for this episode that it could be split into two full episodes. The second half is slated for release later this week. Hopefully it sounds OK as Rob has been rage-editing whilst crying in his beer over the Champions League Final (he doesn't want to talk about it...). In this episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, the Dynamically Drunken Duo tackle who they believe is the worst leader in American...

Duration:00:34:57

Bonus Episodelet 015 - Oregon's Legislature Wants The Feds To Ban Scary-Looking Guns

5/16/2018
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Two bonus episodelets on the same day? Say it ain't so... This bonus episodelet was a segment cut for time from Episode 028 - Oregon, Have You Lost Your Mind? Brett and Rob discuss Oregon's Senate Joint Memorial 201, which is a resolution begging the General Government to ban firearms based upon scary-looking components, ban bump stocks, ban "ghost guns", expand the definition of firearms to include non-firearms, and ban our universal right to defend ourselves in the manner we...

Duration:00:36:07

Bonus Episodelet 014 - You Cannot Legislate Morality/Ethical Decision Making

5/16/2018
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A twofer today. These segments were cut for time from Episode 027 - Common Objections From The Christian Right. Brett and Rob discuss how legislating morality can come back to bite you in the end, and how Rob taught his students how to think about making ethical decisions, as well as a discussion of Christians in the military. It's a good thing The Sexton was flowing...

Duration:00:25:09

Refuting Stupidity 004

5/7/2018
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In this episode of refuting stupidity, Brett and Rob lay into the stupidity of the "young adult-led" gun control/confiscation movement since the Parkland shooting. The Dynamically Drunken Duo tear into the movement and the money behind it; Rob gets diarrhea of the mouth when comparing these children to the suffragette movement of the 1910s; Brett calls out David Hogg by name; Morpheus and Neo make an appearance; and the guys drink a lot while pointing out the stupidity of these children and...

Duration:00:39:26

Episode 029 - Why Capitalism?

5/4/2018
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In this alcohol-fueled episode, the Dynamically Drunken duo step away from their beloved whisky and consume brandy, a high-fallutin' drink for this high-fallutin' topic. What is that topic? Capitalism. Brett and Rob explain true free market capitalism and defend it from common complaints. They admit that there are some downsides to it (those will be released in Bonus Episodelet 017), but defend it as the best economic system that we have yet discovered. Sit back, relax, have a drink if you...

Duration:01:25:43

Episode 028 - Oregon, Have You Lost Your Mind?

4/20/2018
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In this local episode of Half-Hour Liberty Hour, the Dynamically Drunken Duo tackle Governor Kate Brown's diminishing popularity, as well as some new laws proposed and passed by the Oregon legislature recently: You may also notice that Brett mentions Senate Joint Memorial 201. That segment had to be cut for length and will be released in the future as Bonus Episodelet 015. Sit back, relax, have a drink if you can, and listen as Brett and Rob rant about the continuing stupidity of the...

Duration:01:22:22

Refuting Stupidity 003

4/5/2018
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Although normally released on Mondays, this episode of Refuting Stupidity is coming out on a Thursday in order to shorten the backlogged queue of recorded material that Rob is trying to edit his way through. In this episode of Refuting Stupidity, Brett and Rob discuss the stupidity involved in a letter to the editor of the Oregonian newspaper from 3/10/2018. The Dynamically Drunken Duo make fun of the author, who is complaining about changes to a tax he doesn't even pay, and then talk about...

Duration:00:21:12

Bonus Episodelet 013 - The Big I-Word

4/4/2018
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As promised last month, in this Bonus Episodelet, cut for time from Episode 027 - Common Objections From The Christian Right, Brett and Rob dig into the highly controversial subject of Israel. They deftly slay the myth that libertarians are anti-Israel by distinguishing biblical Israel from the modern nation-state, that libertarians aren't anti-zionist or anti-semitic because they have valid criticisms of Israel, and that libertarians are anti-aggression no matter which country is behind it....

Duration:00:25:36

Refuting Stupidity 002

3/12/2018
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In this episode of Refuting Stupidity, which was recorded in September 2017, Brett and Rob discuss the stupidity involved in a letter to the editor of the Oregonian newspaper from 9/11/2017. The Dynamically Drunken Duo shred the letter writer's opinion that the First Amendment does not allow people to discriminate in their business dealings. Letter to the Editor Source: Using First Amendment to Discriminate

Duration:00:33:02

Episode 027 - Common Objections From The Christian Right

3/9/2018
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The Dynamically Drunken Duo get all religious on ya. In this alcohol-fueled episode, Brett and Rob, in the spirit of Episode 017 - Common Objections from the Right, are back and slaying common objections from the Christian Right. They tackle: Don't worry, the guys didn't ignore the big-I issue (Israel). That segment had to be cut for time from this episode, but it will be released in a few weeks as its own bonus episodelet. Resources Mentioned (or alluded to) In This Episode: The...

Duration:01:33:24

Bonus Episodelet 012 - Anarcho-Communism: The Race To The Bottom (What's Mine is Mine and What's Yours is Mine)

3/7/2018
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In this Bonus Episodelet, cut for time from Episode 024 - More Liberty Definitions, Brett and Rob dig deeply into the Anarcho-Communists. Rob details the dualism of Anarcho-Communism, how the twain should never meet, how it appears to be agitating for a GBIG, and how it does not believe that there can be an objective measurement of labor productivity. If Anarcho-Communists get their way, productivity drops to nil, and you cannot be downsized for lack of work. It's a good thing that the...

Duration:00:20:50