(((My Fellow Americans))) #58: Vermin/Spike Campaign Update, TN/GA Edition

Spike had an awesome trip to the Tennessee and Georgia Libertarian Party Conventions, and he has a lot of updates to share with you. From Kim Ruff's SHOCK resignation and endorsement of Spike, to Team Supreme's New Hampshire Primary win, to the Georgia Debate, and everything in between, Spike is going to give all the details of his fortnight on the campaign trail. He'll also take your questions and calls.


About This Episode

Spike had an awesome trip to the Tennessee and Georgia Libertarian Party Conventions, and he has a lot of updates to share with you.

From Kim Ruff’s SHOCK resignation and endorsement of Spike, to Team Supreme’s New Hampshire Primary win, to the Georgia Debate, and everything in between, Spike is going to give all the details of his fortnight on the campaign trail. He’ll also take your questions and calls.

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numb as always guys tonight’s episode is
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gonna be a lot of fun cuz it’s just me
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that’s not very nice to my guests but
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it’s gonna be a very fun episode because
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I had an Apple salute blast this last
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couple weeks this fortnight if you will
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in Tennessee and then in Georgia and I’m
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going to get into all the glorious
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details of what I vermin and the rest of
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team supreme and team muddy waters have
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been up to over the last 11 or 12 days
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now folks this is also an ask me
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anything episode so be sure to comment
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with your question and thoughts and I
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will I me exclusively will tell you if
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you are right or wrong now before I get
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started guys we are continuing due to
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popular demand our merry toothbrush
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campaign this is a something that is we
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set up to help both the vermin’s by 2020
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campaign and the dignity ministry which
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is a local charity in the Myrtle Beach
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area that helps the homeless in our
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local area and the way it works is we
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have these toothbrushes that have been
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signed on the back live vermin supreme
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your future president right here
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and so what we’re doing is we’re gonna
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be giving these out to the homeless but
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we need your help so what we’re gonna do
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is if you make a donation of $10 we will
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put your name next to vermin’s name and
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give it out to the homeless give it out
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to a homeless person as part of a care
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package from dignity ministry and if you
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give $25 or more I will sign next to
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vermin’s name and we will mail the
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toothbrush to you so you have a momento
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of the time that you helped your future
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president and vice president help the
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homeless any of the proceeds all of the
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proceeds that come from this will help
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will be split 50/50 50% for the vermin’s
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by 2020 campaign and 50% for the dignity
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ministry we will talk about that again
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later on but be sure to go to
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in Supremes 2020 calm and press the
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donate button that’s actually the
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picture of the donate button so that’s
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what it looks like and donate either ten
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dollars or twenty five or even more and
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just be sure to note that it is for the
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dignity ministry and if you do or for
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Mary toothbrush and if you donate $25 or
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more be sure to give your mailing
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address actually I think technically you
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have to give your address for FEC
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compliance purposes anyway so they’ll
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have your address and we will mail you
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your toothbrush so before we get started
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this isn’t ask me anything episode and
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because I want to have as many moving
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parts as possible I’m also gonna be
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accepting your phone calls in the middle
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of all this so I’m gonna be running this
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show putting up all these pictures in
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video and also taking phone calls at the
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same time there is absolutely no way
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that I’m gonna regret this so right
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there on the top left eatin one three
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six four four two seven two two be sure
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to call in and I will take your calls
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and answer any questions or thoughts
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that you have I am all about constituent
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outreach as your future vice president
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um let’s see what’s going on here so it
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all started with Tennessee I drove the
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gosh nine and a half hours to get to
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Lebanon Tennessee just outside of
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Nashville the night that I got into
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Tennessee as soon as I got to the hotel
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I did an interview with Pat Forde on the
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coalition talk radio show Pat is also
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the chair of the Libertarian Party of
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Rhode Island we had a great discussion
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about the urgency of ending the
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perpetual war machine and fighting back
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against the growing collectivism that is
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you know kind of taking over the mindset
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of a lot of people around us in fact I’m
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gonna be giving regular appearances
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every week or so on the coalition from
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now on including tonight after this
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episode ends so be sure so once we’re
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done here
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be sure to join me and Pat for word over
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at the coalition talk radio on Facebook
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if you go on Facebook and look up the
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coalition talk radio you’ll find it and
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I will be there live with skyping in for
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Pat or with Pat and that will be a
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regular thing we’ll be doing and yeah
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it’ll be a lot of fun I plan to call in
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around 9:30 Eastern but I had a really
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good time at the following day at the
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Libertarian Party of Tennessee
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convention
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– Josh ECAL and the rest of the he’s the
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chair of the Libertarian Party of
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Tennessee shout out to the entire LP TN
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team they picked an amazing venue they
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did a great job running things things
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were really really good was a really
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great convention I also got to give a
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speech really early on in the convention
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which was awesome because I had no idea
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that I was supposed to give a speech and
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that was great
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I’d actually don’t have one able to get
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the footage from that yet but I gave a
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roughly two or three-minute long speech
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and then I answered a bunch of questions
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I gave what I thought I gave a serious
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speech about policy and and and strategy
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and why I thought Furman was the best
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pick for a president and then I was
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peppered with questions about cheesy
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bread and zombies and explosives and
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nuclear weapons and zombies and baby
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Hitler and some serious questions and I
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think I answered them pretty well
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because I got a standing ovation and it
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was over
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I think they were standing I got
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applauded I got applauded when it was
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over so we’ll call that a standing
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ovation I think that’s fair um going
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through the comments here Jason Lyon mr.
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America who was back on on Mondays said
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will you wear a bell as a Halloween
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costume next year no no I don’t think I
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will
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Aaron said Baltimore Aaron day and Tony
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says Baltimore doesn’t allow non
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registered charities to hand out to the
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homeless am i right that is more than
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likely correct Aaron in fact that’s in
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most cities and states especially metro
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areas where people are not allowed to
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feed the homeless without spending a lot
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of money to get licensing and
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registration to give food to people who
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need food you need a license for that so
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as I’ve said here many times on this
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show when people say without government
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who would feed the poor the answer is we
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would and we wouldn’t have the police
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trying to arrest us for it in fact
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actually organizing something in the
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near future with Brent de Ridder our
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director of grassroots outreach we were
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we will be feeding the four
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in cities where it’s illegal and waiting
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for them to show up and try to arrest us
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for it for feeding the poor in fact
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there have been some stories where
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health officials have actually poured
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bleach on food that they confiscated you
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know just in case it had a toxin in it
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and then after they poured bleach in it
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they throw it in the dumpster where
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hopefully a homeless person doesn’t
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stagger into the dumpster
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late at night looking for food and not
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realizing that it has bleach on it
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because food in the dumpster probably
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usually tastes money and they might be
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intoxicated or mentally ill and not
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fully there to begin with but they’re
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just trying to eat something to survive
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and hopefully they don’t die from the
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beet bleach that the the city or the
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state have have poured on it so yeah
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that’s correct
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so dignity ministry is a registered
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charity so we’re keeping everything on
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the up-and-up and perfectly legal but
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yes if you want to help the poor
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depending on where you live that’s
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probably a criminal offense unless you
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pay thousands of dollars to register
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first it’s not special so yeah so uh I
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got to get my speech it was a lot of fun
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I had a lot of people come up saying
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that I had flipped them into supporters
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which is funny because I mostly talked
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about cheesy bread so that tells you
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people like cheesy bread people like
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cheesy bread that is why I am the
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apparent frontrunner after I gave my
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speech because it was actually the first
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one to talk or to give a speech the
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presidential candidates gave their
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speeches including one of our most
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principled and popular competitors in
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the race and one of my absolute favorite
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people on earth MS Kim ruff amazing
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amazing woman one of my favorite people
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she completely shocked
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utterly shocked all of us with her
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announcement that she and her running
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mate John Phillips jr.
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another dear friend of mine had decided
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to end their campaign right there they
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were just ending it none of us knew that
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and then she shocked us even more with
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this surprise announcement
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having some problems on the microphone
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there
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so it was at this moment that my joke
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candidacy started to become real
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actually it was probably before that but
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this sort of drove at home in front of
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roughly one hundred and some-odd people
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at the Tennessee convention where Kim
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Roth who many would say was the possible
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frontrunner for the for the nomination
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at that point certainly one of the top
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competitors decided to endorse me and it
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was done in a tongue-in-cheek way way
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but it is a serious endorsement she has
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endorsed me in fact I have another video
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later on where she was a little more
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serious about it but yes she has decided
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I should be vice president John Phillips
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jr. her running mate just out of an
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abundance of a full disclosure he is a
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member of the LMC and it would not
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necessarily be the highest level of
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propriety for him to endorse me so he
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has not made any endorsement this is
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Kim’s endorsement not John John has not
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endorsed anyone we are very good friends
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and I hope to have the support but he
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cannot make a formal endorsement but so
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she did make that endorsement so that
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was really fun
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and then at lunch because we went out to
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lunch after that I found out that vermin
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had won the what we’re calling it the
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primary but it’s really more of a
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presidential preference poll or a
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presidential preference primary in New
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Hampshire on the same day he was in New
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Hampshire I was in Tennessee he won the
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he won the the I guess the primary there
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for the Libertarian Party of New
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Hampshire I was not on the ballot
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because the deadline to get on the
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ballot was before I had announced last
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last month in December but John Phillips
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jr. was on the ballot and he won by a
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landslide but he dropped out after that
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and I had the most number of votes after
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that I was in between none of the above
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who was the only other thing on the
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ballot and and it says scattered there
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but it was actually two different names
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that got one each so I guess I won that
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too kind of a little yeah no not really
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okay but anyway so congratulations to
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John
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and I’m sorry you’re not in the race
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anymore I hope to see you again soon
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but anyway so had a big win there for
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team supreme vermin winning the primary
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there and then that night we attended
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the gala but first let me we go through
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the triquetra 3:31 says i like cheesy
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bread well if you like cheesy bread
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triquetra i hope i’m saying that name
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correctly uh you’re gonna like this
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campaign because we give you free cheesy
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bread with the purchase of any federal
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explosives permit that’s a promise to
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you from me as part of my ten point
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verbal agreement for an even better
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America so that night after the
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convention we had the Libertarian Party
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of Tennessee gala or gala or Gala I like
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to say gala where we heard a great
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speech from our very own Liberty Clause
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mr. Tom Arnold the LPs
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elder statesman and philosopher Tom wax
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poetic as he is want to do about our
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principles our fight in our path it was
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very inspiring and I was very very
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grateful to be there to hear it I
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absolutely loved Tom Tom is a frequent
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watcher and follower of the show a great
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friend of freedom and of muddy waters
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absolutely love Tom so we had a great
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time listening to that and the next game
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Kim ruff to give her farewell speech as
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well as a post-mortem of her campaign
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and a synopsis of what we needed to look
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for in a presidential candidate to go
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along with her endorsement of me as vice
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president and then out of nowhere she
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announced me for a surprise speech in
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the middle of her speech that once again
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I had almost no notice for so here’s
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that
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you know and his taxation and endless
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debt and that’s been important but we
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also were dealing mean I’m an
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unprecedented opportunities first let me
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tell you a little bit about much that
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means to run
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I am literally spike
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I am from Nigeria I was I don’t even
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better part of 20 years and share the
21:23
message Liberty self ownership that’s
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one name of the my community co-owner of
21:36
muddy waters media the co-host 21 and
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the most of my fellow Americans and in
21:43
the last two years of doing two weekly
21:46
live for eternity podcast I moved two
21:48
things one how to talk from people live
21:50
right now and to how to spread the
21:54
message of Liberty to Republic that was
21:57
often afraid of freedom
21:59
now the duopoly or either holding the
22:02
Republic rats have really overplayed
22:05
their hands in this cycle they are about
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to present the two most horrific
22:09
candidates in recent memory Donald Trump
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and whichever one Democrat it’s been all
22:16
nature so we know from the last
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elections like that
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we’re around 46 percent of eligible
22:25
voters did not vote if they’re
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non-voting Italian
22:30
none of the above would’ve won in a
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landslide in every single state and a
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minimum of that making 4 percent of
22:37
voters of those who voted Republican or
22:40
Democrat a lot of we’re just only their
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nose and then voting for whichever
22:44
candidate see you know less toxic to
22:48
them so we know we have the chip stack
22:51
against us from the President to the
22:53
Congress to the FEC down to the state
22:56
election boards to the fish numbers that
22:59
presidential debates the mainstream
23:02
media we know that the system is set up
23:06
to shut us out as much as humanly
23:08
possible
23:09
this system is a jump so what we did
23:14
last time on party as Merman Supremes
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money man
23:18
I could ask next have only two questions
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from our quitting phrase quite a bit
23:24
number one what are you doing and number
23:29
two why the hell are so many people
23:32
joining you in doing this well the
23:36
answer to that and the reason why I
23:37
think Furman is the best fit for us is
23:40
very simple we are capturing the posts
23:43
imagination capturing attention and
23:48
presenting them with the libertarian
23:50
message a message of freedom and liberty
23:53
non-aggression and absolvo visit now I
24:02
this content was just at the New England
24:07
College Convention where he was speaking
24:10
alongside other presidential candidates
24:14
he was not only the only kind returning
24:17
budget he was the only third party
24:20
candidate invited but when I was here
24:21
was the democratic values very tired was
24:23
there he was also interviewed yesterday
24:25
on Insider magazine which has a breach
24:28
of 80 million followers now folks all
24:31
the attention in the world is great but
24:33
it’s not enough what is the point of
24:37
going on the violence at Kennedy unlocks
24:40
business if you’re going to go there to
24:42
say that you’re not going in the drug
24:44
war or even to say
24:52
[Applause]
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as like your often that means the party
24:59
look like the gym when Fermi get
25:04
people’s attention he catches their
25:07
imagination with his well-known satire
25:10
and maybe he actually starts spraying
25:12
the libertarian message to them he takes
25:14
that opportunity to give them the most
25:16
empathetic and most powerful message the
25:18
libertarian message you own yourself no
25:22
one has the right to review your life
25:24
your rights for your property and we
25:26
decide and anyone who tries I’m also
25:32
trying to do my part but with on my
25:34
shows and on talking on I’m ready to go
25:39
on the podcast and also by meeting
25:40
people in person at home world we can
25:43
confidentially become a pavement or
25:45
something that was set up by a separate
25:47
album and rent the Ritter he is the vice
25:50
chair of the Libertarian Party North
25:52
Carolina remember his name because
25:55
people were like end up meeting the
25:57
chair of the party absolutely man
26:02
[Applause]
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that maybe is Ranger he came up with
26:06
this idea called a common pavement
26:08
what palpate that is is and we started
26:10
into North Carolina we go into some of
26:13
the poorest and most marginalized
26:16
communities in this country we knocked
26:19
on their doors and we she’ll be getting
26:21
our best the monetary investments and
26:23
unvarnished messer of freedom David was
26:26
there as well
26:27
when we went this was more about the
26:29
root concept this time around we’re
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really sure if it would work we had
26:32
about 15 20 people and we’d um would it
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work people open their doors for us
26:37
would they be the least bit receptive
26:40
their response was overwhelming now in
26:43
really receptive not only did they open
26:45
their doors they were often completing
26:47
our sentence turns out lo and behold we
26:50
didn’t have to tell them that they go
26:52
through this Monument we didn’t have to
26:54
tell them that they would be better off
26:56
if they could be am free they were the
26:58
ones telling us that and it was an
27:00
amazing opportunity she was to be able
27:02
to share that and in that in that first
27:04
time was about 15 volunteers almost
27:07
essentially a proof of concept we signed
27:09
up 30 peoples of Libertarian Party of
27:11
North Carolina
27:14
[Applause]
27:18
these were overwhelmingly for probably
27:22
what jaded 90% black neighborhoods and
27:25
overwhelmingly black neighborhoods these
27:26
were people that were telling us that
27:28
they you with her held their nose who
27:29
voted Democrats when they didn’t vote at
27:31
all and we changed the conversation in
27:33
that neighborhood it was so successful
27:35
that we are going to be doing many more
27:37
the nominee who is going to become a
27:39
regular thing
27:40
starting in the Carolinas and we working
27:43
with and perfectly there and working
27:45
with affiliates and other states to
27:47
spread it around the entire country team
27:50
supreme and I are completely behind this
27:52
and will be doing this again starting to
27:54
Carolina to going throughout the country
27:55
brent was so impressed with our
27:57
commitment agreements that he actually
27:59
has decided to endorse our campaign and
28:01
join team supreme so we will definitely
28:04
be hearing much more about nominating we
28:08
need something to catch their attention
28:09
bottom line we need someone to get
28:11
people’s attention burden supreme does
28:14
that in an absolutely fundamental way he
28:17
is getting the youth and he’s getting
28:19
unaffiliated voters he’s the people that
28:22
are the most lately third party were to
28:25
not vote at all and so this is an
28:27
unprecedented opportunity for us to
28:30
write a back to unknown high levels of
28:35
of both count friends my name is playful
28:37
and vermin supreme is my president and
28:41
here’s a board we will build a coalition
28:44
of the impressed the outraged and
28:48
disinfected acted at disenfranchised and
28:50
we will ride it all the way to the White
28:52
House thank you so much
28:56
[Applause]
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so it was pretty well-received I
29:02
realized as that was going that you
29:05
probably didn’t hear any sound because I
29:07
didn’t have the sound set up correctly
29:08
so I’m gonna go ahead and play the
29:09
really short endorsement clip of Kim
29:12
ruff that we played before that because
29:13
anyone tuning in wouldn’t have heard
29:15
that then so here’s that clip okay I
29:17
have a question you would ask me I’m
29:20
spike Cohen I’m I’m spike Owen a
29:26
longtime fan first-time caller this is
29:28
not working
29:28
Mike’s not working I just had you uh you
29:34
had asked me about cheesy bread and I
29:37
know that you meant to avoid that
29:39
scandal but now that you have stepped
29:41
down what are your thoughts on cheesy
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[Music]
29:54
caller hold one second please
29:58
okay so that was the end of that video
30:00
to five four number thanks for tuning in
30:02
thanks for calling in who is this hey
30:05
spike those drops of Martinez oh hey rim
30:08
so how are you doing hey doing good
30:11
don’t want to take too much of your time
30:13
everyone go ahead and clear the air
30:15
about something in terms of lincoln
30:16
Chafee in the race you know I wrote
30:21
about him back in August I called him
30:23
the gas station sushi of American
30:25
politics and I a thesis recently come
30:27
out comparing him to some of the other
30:30
candidates and you know this is one of
30:33
those things where I try not to talk too
30:36
much about it because as people know I’m
30:38
a Republican I’ve gone on the record
30:39
saying that you know I’m voting for
30:41
Trump in 2020 I really don’t have much
30:43
of a dog in this race right but I have
30:46
kept my promise
30:47
since you know transitioning from you
30:50
know mushy moderate conservatism in 2012
30:53
becoming at least an ideological
30:55
libertarian over the years – at least
30:56
consistently provide a voice to third
30:58
parties okay and that’s one of the
31:01
reasons why I’ve continued covering the
31:03
libertarian nomination process here at
31:06
The Washington Times and elsewhere okay
31:08
I do want to come with a warrant
31:10
on this in 2016 I worked for multiple
31:14
libertarian party candidates one of
31:16
which was Austin Peterson I left in
31:18
February of 2016 to work full time
31:21
honestly council race but I still kind
31:24
of had my ear to the pavement in terms
31:26
of what was going on and at the
31:28
convention that year and ironically well
31:32
a lot of people knew that when Bill weld
31:34
was announced that things were going to
31:36
be changed that things weren’t going to
31:39
basically be you know the normal type of
31:41
libertarian convention you would get
31:43
nobody really understood how corrupt
31:46
things were going to become the fact
31:49
that the Johnson campaign was you know
31:51
buying rooms and bribing people to come
31:53
down be Bill gets people that weren’t
31:55
even libertarians the fact that Bill
31:57
weld was telling people oh I’ll protect
31:59
the Second Amendment and then he was try
32:01
and make backhanded deals of folks I
32:03
mean everyone knew that was happening
32:05
then you had some folks that pretended
32:07
it wasn’t happening and later they said
32:09
oh well this is just politics I do want
32:12
to point out that when my first piece on
32:14
lincoln Chafee several months ago came
32:16
out I was approached by somebody from
32:19
the campaign who basically wanted me to
32:21
go ahead and talk with governor or
32:25
senator or whatever che fee because if I
32:28
just had a moment to talk to him I would
32:30
like him right I want people to
32:32
understand this I’ve I’ve been on
32:34
numerous campaigns Republican
32:37
independent I endorsed the Green Party
32:39
candidate in 2016 as well here’s the
32:42
thing about politicians when they say
32:44
you just need to sit down with me we’ll
32:46
get along that’s the worst thing anybody
32:48
can tell you and this is regardless of
32:51
who your candidate is or not the thing
32:53
about journalism is you do need to go
32:55
out and you need to go ask the
32:57
uncomfortable questions but when you’re
32:58
doing commentary about people that you
33:00
have a very clear read on the thing is
33:02
this especially if they’ve been public
33:04
figures if their track record shows
33:06
they’re bad they’re pretty bad they’re
33:09
on the record about being bad they’re
33:11
pretty bad if they have a history of
33:13
showing that their actions resulted in
33:17
bad things happening they’re pretty bad
33:20
you know so regardless of who people
33:23
want
33:24
to be the nominee regardless of how
33:25
people vote this is just a life lesson
33:28
when the politician says you’ll change
33:30
your mind if you get to know me
33:32
run yep yep Thank You REMS oh I really
33:36
appreciate that and and thank you for
33:38
the heads up guys REMS oh is a great
33:40
author author of stay away from the
33:43
libertarians and also how to be
33:46
successful in how to succeed in politics
33:47
and other forms of devil-worship
33:49
or as I like to call it how to worship
33:51
Satan but no REMS oh that’s that’s
33:55
actually so I’m glad you called him
33:57
because that is the tenor and the tone
33:59
of what I heard from pretty much
34:00
everyone that I spoke with in Tennessee
34:04
and Georgia who was not a paid member of
34:07
Chafee’s campaign we already learned our
34:10
lesson with Johnson and weld we’re
34:12
seeing it coming a thousand miles away
34:14
this one doesn’t even have a at least
34:16
mildly libertarian record like Johnson
34:19
had at least and what we’re hearing is
34:22
oh just take a moment to hear what he
34:23
has to say and depending on who he’s
34:26
speaking to what he has to say is
34:28
crafted entirely for that person he’s
34:31
speaking to so for example I watched him
34:34
in person tell someone straight up that
34:36
of course the Second Amendment covers an
34:39
ar-15 but then when he was asked about a
34:41
machine gun he responded the exact same
34:43
way that he did when kennedy had asked
34:46
him like two or three days prior about
34:48
ar-15s he doesn’t want to take tough
34:51
responses stances on things and he
34:53
certainly don’t want to do it if he
34:55
thinks that the public might hear it um
34:57
that alone tells me that you know he’s
35:00
willing to present himself as a
35:01
libertarian the same way he was willing
35:03
to present himself as a conservative
35:05
Republican and then as a a moderate
35:07
independent and then as a progressive
35:09
Democrat and now as a libertarian
35:11
libertarian but I think it like like
35:14
worms Oh said his track record speaks
35:15
for itself
35:16
it’s it’s to me it’s pretty patently
35:18
obvious that Leo vyas and and it seems
35:21
like from what I spoke with most people
35:23
that was their impression as well
35:26
exactly well spike I’ll let you go
35:29
you’re my friend as always I pray for
35:31
you I hope nothing but safety on your
35:33
travels and everything else and make
35:35
Florida talking to you again in the
35:36
future thank you
35:37
so thank you for calling in please
35:39
anytime I appreciate it sir thank you
35:41
bye the great Renzo Martinez who we talk
35:45
a lot of trash about him on this show
35:47
and on muddy waters but he’s actually a
35:50
really good guy and a brilliant author
35:52
be sure to check out his books including
35:54
the ones about Satan worship they’re
35:57
actually really guy read his books in
35:58
there they’re really good in fact a an
36:00
audio version of how to succeed in
36:04
politics and other forms of devil
36:06
worship
36:06
it’s coming out soon narrated by Johnny
36:09
rocket which should be really good that
36:13
should be really good so be sure to
36:14
check that out when it comes out but
36:16
yeah guys I mean when someone you know
36:19
will say whatever it is you want to hear
36:22
it’s probably not a good indication of
36:24
what they really think
36:25
except for me cuz I’ll give you anything
36:27
anything you want I will probably say
36:29
this many times I’ve said it in both
36:30
campaigns I will promise you anything to
36:33
get your vote and I hope that people
36:36
sense that as the satire it is but I
36:38
totally will I had people ask me for all
36:40
sorts of stuff absolutely you’re gonna
36:41
have that absolutely you can have that
36:44
so so then we had a great time in the
36:48
gala and at the end
36:50
oh by the way I now have a stump speech
36:52
prepared because apparently I should be
36:54
ready to give a speech at a moment’s
36:55
notice I was not aware of that but I
36:57
have one so that now if I’m told that
36:59
spike Cohen has to talk now I can get up
37:01
and give a pretty impressive stump
37:03
speech although I prefer really to do
37:05
the Q&A; stuff III it’s great for me to
37:08
tell you some you know prepackaged
37:09
message that lasts anywhere from 3 to 6
37:11
minutes 3 to 7 minutes whatever but I’d
37:14
much rather hear what your questions are
37:16
and and respond to those and and you
37:19
know be able to tell you where I’m
37:20
coming from on what matters to you
37:21
but anyway so at the end of the gala I
37:25
got to do a red carpet interview with
37:27
Kim Roth and we even did a very
37:29
heartwarming Tyler
37:31
transfer ceremony at the end so be sure
37:34
to check this everybody spike Cohen here
37:37
with my
37:40
you’re an amazing
37:42
miss Kim ruff Kim who are you wearing
37:47
thank you this I purchased from ModCloth
37:50
so you can find that online and this I
37:53
found in a beautiful thrift store many
37:55
years ago and I’ve hung on to it this is
37:57
just gorgeous and worn it twice
37:58
well you look absolutely ravishing thank
38:02
you thank you I don’t get that a lot
38:04
guys if you if you didn’t tune in
38:07
earlier miss ruff actually had a very
38:10
large big announcement earlier today at
38:12
the Libertarian Party of Tennessee
38:14
convention Ken what you tell us about
38:16
that yes earlier today I announced to
38:19
the delegate base hoping that it would
38:21
be broadcast as well so we can ensure
38:22
that everyone heard it that John
38:24
Phillips jr. and I will be stepping down
38:26
from the race and focusing on assisting
38:28
down ballot candidates and that’s very
38:30
powerful and as a vice presidential
38:33
candidate I am very sad to see you go
38:35
you’re a dear dear friend but I’m glad
38:38
that you’re staying in this and helping
38:40
all of us and that you know this is just
38:42
the next phase of it now I do know that
38:44
you have some presidential candidates
38:45
that you tend to favor for different
38:47
reasons tell us about that okay well
38:50
just to be clear I don’t want to endorse
38:52
any presidential candidates because I
38:53
had such a large diverse team and they
38:56
all have different affiliations and
38:57
interest so I don’t want to speak on
38:59
their behalf but having been stumping
39:01
for the past year and a half I’ve had
39:02
the opportunity to really get to know
39:04
several people and it’s been my pleasure
39:06
one of whom I wanted to highlight is
39:08
Stan Berman I think he’s a wonderful guy
39:10
a very dedicated activist and he’s
39:12
hardworking he actually engages an
39:14
outrage as opposed
39:15
which a lot of candidates do vermin
39:18
supreme is a wonderful person as well
39:20
he’s just it’s light and I enjoy his
39:22
schtick I think it’s charming how he
39:25
brings so much levity to something that
39:27
is incredibly painful and is able to
39:29
turn that capture people with the levity
39:31
and then turn that into a discussion
39:32
about why this is a problem we need to
39:34
fight back so I think he’s right
39:37
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know
39:39
an Armstrong he is an incredibly nice
39:42
man I think that we as activists can
39:45
help him be on point with the message by
39:47
encouraging him and educating him and
39:49
making sure that he stays but he’s got
39:50
great chops and he’s a wonderful guy I
39:54
tried to hate him I tried to hate him
39:56
when I first met him he’s actually an
39:58
incredibly nice man yeah he’s lovely
40:00
I’m Sam Robb as somebody who’s come on
40:02
my radar recently as someone who I also
40:04
think it’s just a really good guy with
40:05
great experience and I think that he’s
40:07
if not in this particular capacity would
40:10
be an excellent candidate in any level
40:12
and then Jake Hornberger I like as well
40:16
I love what he has to say what he’s
40:18
doing in North Carolina is just
40:20
incredibly impressive impressive and
40:23
he’s written so many things really
40:25
driving home the point so we’ve heard a
40:27
lot of good people in the field right
40:29
now yeah no I absolutely agree now
40:31
tonight at the gala or gala I like to
40:34
say gala
40:34
I’m not really sure how to pronounce
40:35
that sighs this shindig shindig the
40:37
hootenanny the hootenanny earlier you
40:39
gave a pretty impressive post-mortem of
40:42
your campaign
40:45
for this presidential campaign give us I
40:48
guess a Reader’s Digest version of what
40:49
you had to say there’s just a couple of
40:51
lessons that we learned in the course of
40:53
doing this one of which is that you can
40:55
absolutely be a radical principled
40:57
messenger the pragmatic aspect comes an
40:59
understanding of government functions
41:00
and what you can reasonably achieve
41:02
another thing that’s incredibly
41:04
important is that when it comes to that
41:06
Overton Window which is often cited by
41:08
libertarians it really shouldn’t apply
41:10
to candidates because candidates are the
41:12
one who are setting the tone activists
41:15
who are getting involved in the party
41:16
members absolutely be 8020 come home and
41:19
we’ll help you with the rest but
41:21
candidates who are going to do our
41:22
speaking shouldn’t do it and then of
41:25
course in that message is the fact that
41:27
when it comes to being libertarian it’s
41:29
life liberty and property and your right
41:31
to self defense sacrifice and
41:33
non-negotiable absolutely now for those
41:37
who don’t know Kim you also made another
41:39
big announcement there was someone that
41:41
you found to be so impressive
41:43
that they stood head and shoulders above
41:47
any other competition tell us about them
41:49
yeah okay so I did endorse one candidate
41:52
and that is spike Cohen for vice
41:54
president he’s running with the Vermont
41:56
Supreme ticket he’s wonderful I’ve had
41:58
the pleasure of meeting him and dealing
42:00
with him and I’m standing right next to
42:02
him right now
42:02
and in fact little known secret the main
42:06
reason why John and I decided to suspend
42:08
our campaign is that once spike entered
42:10
the field we realized neither of us
42:13
were half the man that he is and rather
42:16
than give you two lesser let’s go with
42:19
the one superior and it’s for that
42:20
reason that I would like to give a gift
42:22
to give a gift to me a gift to me that
42:27
would be great for me to receive a gift
42:29
a gift I’m gonna I’m receiving a gift am
42:35
i receiving a gift I’m receiving a gift
42:41
my wonderful indomitable passionate
42:46
[Music]
42:47
director Tyler Smith is your campaign oh
42:50
my goodness
42:52
so right for you this is he gave to me
43:02
in South Carolina thank you so much
43:06
don’t don’t stand on there buddy I will
43:10
I will raise him as my own
43:15
thank you so much it’s good yeah let’s
43:18
big a hug for all of us I think this is
43:21
a very special moment we’re hugging
43:23
right now living right now guys money
43:25
they also like to file a sexual
43:27
harassment claim against like color you
43:29
just touched my shoulder and it made me
43:30
uncomfortable I did the Keanu Reeves
43:32
where I literally touch nothing so I’ll
43:36
see you in court
43:37
guys thanks again for tuning into among
43:39
this red carpet interview
43:45
I won that countersuit by the way I
43:48
never touched her I never touched that
43:50
woman got some questions here to catch
43:53
her triquetra three three one over on
43:55
YouTube asks free waffles yes yes free
43:59
waffles in fact number eight on my
44:02
platform on my verbal agreement for an
44:05
even better America is a Waffle House on
44:08
every corner a Waffle House on every
44:10
corner this is of course a jobs program
44:13
and it also reduces the cost of food by
44:15
increasing competition now some have
44:17
have accused me of leveraging my
44:19
position within the vermin’s bike
44:20
administration and as the head of the
44:25
Libertarian Party Waffle House caucus to
44:28
engage in some sort of cronyism related
44:31
to Waffle House that is a spurious and
44:33
disgusting charge I categorically reject
44:36
it this is entirely about just giving
44:38
you Awful’s clearly Sheen Sweeney says
44:42
will you eat tilapia on camera for me I
44:46
reject tilapia and all other forms of
44:50
racism Stoli the wise says
44:53
vice-presidential AF thank you I try to
44:56
be as effing vice presidential AF I can
45:04
as I can thank you so yeah so before we
45:09
go over did so then we went on to
45:11
Georgia but first let’s talk about Mary
45:13
toothbrush again this is of course the
45:17
campaign between the vermin spike 2020
45:20
campaign and the dignity ministry which
45:22
is a local charity in the Myrtle Beach
45:24
area that helps the homeless we are
45:28
giving away toothbrushes that have been
45:31
signed by vermin supreme to the homeless
45:32
as part of care packages if you give us
45:34
a $10 donation we will sign your name
45:37
next to it and then have them or any
45:40
message you want there next to it and it
45:42
will be given to them as part of a care
45:43
package or if you donate $25 or more we
45:46
will mail you a toothbrush I will sign
45:48
here next determines name and you will
45:50
have something signed by the president
45:52
and vice president of the future as a
45:54
memento for when you helped us help the
45:55
homeless half of all the proceeds will
45:58
go
45:58
to the dignity ministry and the other
46:01
half of the proceeds will go to the
46:03
vermin spike 2020 campaign and of course
46:05
the toothbrushes will as well be sure to
46:07
go to vermin supreme 2020 dot-com and
46:09
press the donate button now of course we
46:14
then went on to Virginia or Virginia to
46:18
Georgia we had a great time there the
46:20
following weekend I intended the
46:22
Libertarian Party of Georgia Convention
46:24
and debate where I got to have a reunion
46:27
with both vermin and with my co-host of
46:34
the muddy waters of freedom my co-owner
46:36
of muddy waters media and my
46:38
heterosexual life partner mr. Matt
46:40
Wright
46:41
so we got to hang out that weekend that
46:43
was a lot of fun shout out to the entire
46:45
Libertarian Party of Georgia team for an
46:48
absolutely terrific job they did a great
46:50
job as well great venue great they did
46:53
the debate well they did the the
46:56
after-party well great job both
46:58
Tennessee and Georgia their state
47:00
parties did an absolutely terrific job
47:03
of running the show it is it should be a
47:06
terrible boring slog of an event just
47:09
because of what it is because of all the
47:11
business that has to be done and they
47:12
were both actually very enjoyable had a
47:14
great time I also got to finally meet my
47:17
really good friend libertarian National
47:20
Committee at-large representative and
47:22
LNC chair candidate mr. Joshua Joshy
47:26
Bear Smith Josh and I had a great time
47:29
that weekend and I even got to do a red
47:32
carpet interview with him everybody
47:34
spike Cohen here with my red carpet
47:36
interview of the amazing and talented
47:39
beautiful mr. Joshua Smith Joshua how
47:41
are you doing I’m doing just fine I am
47:42
ecstatic to be on spikes red carpet well
47:45
I’m excited to have you here
47:46
you look amazing who are you wearing ah
47:48
the shoes are from Ross the suit is from
47:51
Burlington Coat Factory and the shirt
47:53
and tie my sweet tie with roses all over
47:55
it came from Nordstrom Rack this is this
47:59
is quite the unsung Blinn my friend
48:00
thank you you look amazing now you just
48:02
gave a talk about communicating Liberty
48:03
with Peter Raymond Pete Raymond and Max
48:05
Weiss and banks Weiss tell us about that
48:07
we’re really good I think I think that
48:09
we helped people kind of see
48:11
how we can be more effective
48:12
communicators with our message you know
48:14
Pete’s a great guy he’s got a lot of
48:15
people that check out his podcast banks
48:17
got a great podcast I I’m the brick and
48:20
mortar guy go out and I shake hands and
48:22
I get people to join our causes and and
48:23
that’s why I become the number one
48:24
recruiter on the L&C; so very good yeah
48:27
very good so you uh for those who don’t
48:29
know Josh is actually running for chair
48:31
of the libertarian National Committee
48:33
Josh are would you consider yourself a
48:34
sadist or a masochist a little bit of
48:37
both probably most mostly mostly
48:39
masochist I think mostly yeah but a
48:42
little bit of both especially after
48:44
putting myself through this already
48:45
wants in 2018 if anybody remembers it
48:48
got pretty gnarly and ugly and so you
48:49
remember yeah and so uh to do it again I
48:52
guess a lot of people would probably
48:53
call me a fascist maybe crazy crazy is
48:57
probably a good word it’s kind of hot
48:58
it’s kind of hot what is it that you
49:01
would like to accomplish if if you get
49:04
the role of chair I would like to focus
49:06
the party more aggressively at the media
49:08
I think the media doesn’t really do
49:10
enough for us because they know we’re
49:11
coming in to end the greed and
49:12
corruption that they feed off of so I’d
49:15
like to take away more aggressive stance
49:17
with the media I’ve talked about
49:18
building a regional media team I I
49:20
wanted to start doing focused marketing
49:22
like viral marketing campaigns from the
49:24
national party that we can push down the
49:26
state local affiliates so we get front
49:28
of millions of people at one time I
49:30
definitely put a bigger emphasis on
49:31
fundraising and membership recruitment I
49:33
think you know creating this culture
49:36
where we don’t try to act like the tool
49:37
parties is gonna bring more people to
49:40
our causes than trying to model
49:42
ourselves after the Republicans or the
49:44
Democrats all right all right so Josh
49:46
before we let you go any any final words
49:48
for the kids at home yes don’t do drugs
49:51
unless you want to that’s a good one
49:54
well guys thanks again for tuning in
49:55
with me and the beautiful mr. Josh Smith
49:57
on this red carpet interview don’t do
50:01
drugs unless you want to
50:07
did you see Matt there Matt looked
50:10
amazing
50:10
that was so cute with his his cameraman
50:13
abilities that was really great had a
50:15
great time with Josh and Matt a bunch of
50:17
people get to meet Steven Michaela I
50:19
think his name is I think that’s how you
50:20
pronounce it he’s the chair of the
50:22
Florida Libertarian Party had a great
50:24
time with him
50:25
got to mean all sorts of really terrific
50:26
people there and so it was a lot of fun
50:30
after the convention itself on the first
50:32
day was the Georgia debate where vermin
50:36
debated alongside each other candidates
50:39
vermin is there just to the right of the
50:43
lady’s head behind me if you can see
50:46
he’s the one with the long white beard
50:47
because he’s a wizard and he did a great
50:52
job at the debate with a crowd that came
50:54
in largely very skeptical of him he
50:57
combined his trademark satire with some
50:59
great articulation of his libertarian
51:01
principles and his strategy to bring the
51:02
party the greatest electoral showing in
51:05
history and a lot of the crowd were very
51:08
surprised because and this happens a lot
51:10
people are surprised because they just
51:12
know vermin as a guy that wears a Buddha
51:13
on his head and talks about ponies and
51:15
toothbrushes don’t realize he’s also one
51:19
of the smartest people in the room and
51:20
also one of the most articulate and so
51:22
he really knocks people knocks it out of
51:25
the park when people get to see that
51:26
that he’s actually a pretty smart guy
51:28
they were so impressed that he actually
51:30
came in third place in the post debate
51:31
straw poll or beanpole so they did a
51:35
beanpole at the end of the debate people
51:40
from the by the way shout out to Ryan
51:42
the chair of the Libertarian Party of
51:44
Georgia Ryan and his team a great job
51:47
there they gave us beans a lady came up
51:53
to me and put three beans in my hand and
51:56
said now go out there and vote for your
52:00
favorite candidate and I said okay and
52:02
what do I do with these beans and so the
52:05
way they had it was they had nine cups
52:07
because it was nine people that debated
52:08
nine cups with each of the candidates
52:11
name on each of the on each of the nine
52:13
cups and you would put beans in each of
52:17
the cups that you thought who the winner
52:18
was and you could put beans in more than
52:21
what you could put you know one bean in
52:22
one and one in another you could put all
52:24
three in one and vermin came in third in
52:26
that which out of a field of nine with a
52:28
audience that came in the vast majority
52:32
of whom not thinking that vermin even
52:34
should be there and that it was a joke
52:36
that he was being included in that you
52:38
know he needed to go
52:39
the fact that he came in third we were
52:41
very very happy with that we actually
52:42
changed a lot of minds and the following
52:44
day in the in the business portion where
52:46
the delegates were picked we got a lot
52:48
of pro Vermin delegates in there in a
52:50
state that we were you know playing a
52:51
little bit of defense in so we were very
52:53
happy about that so that went very well
52:56
Oh huge shout-out to John Tom and Amanda
53:01
@ 3l productions for their extremely
53:04
professional and high-quality handling
53:07
of the video production for both the
53:09
Tennessee and Georgia events they did a
53:12
terrific job they were very committed to
53:14
bringing a high level of professionalism
53:15
to the Libertarian Party they’re doing a
53:17
great job at it be sure to hire 3l
53:21
productions you can go in fact I’ll have
53:23
them in the show notes but they’re on
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Facebook 3l productions the number three
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53:32
your video production needs especially
53:34
conventions big events weddings anything
53:37
like that they can do that kind of stuff
53:39
but they are really committed to helping
53:41
the Libertarian Party look professional
53:44
and they’re doing a great job at it so
53:46
big shout out to 3l later that night on
53:49
Saturday night team supreme had a real
53:51
blast at the Georgia Libertarian Party
53:54
after party and I got to hang out with
53:56
all my friends and supporters there in
53:58
addition I got to meet one of my heroes
54:02
who was also the keynote speaker for the
54:04
convention who gave a really cool speech
54:07
at the convention an absolute legend in
54:10
criminal defense in Georgia the
54:12
magnificent mrs. Katherine Bernhard she
54:16
is a terrific terrific defense attorney
54:18
I even got to do a red carpet interview
54:20
with her so so check this out everybody
54:23
spike Cohen here with my red carpet
54:25
interview of the amazing and talented
54:27
mrs. Katherine Bernard Kathy thank you
54:29
for coming on my show thanks
54:30
nice bike you look amazing who are you
54:32
wearing I’m wearing actually Atlanta
54:35
custom tailors they do all of my suits
54:37
you look she looks ravaging and I say
54:40
that about most of my guests but she
54:42
actually she actually does look me well
54:44
y’all can call Ken Sharma Atlanta custom
54:46
tailors he’s great Ken Sharma Ken sharp
54:49
and Charma know Catherine you for that
54:52
we both like that actually Ken Ken
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Sharma dot-com I think Taylor Atlanta
54:59
custom tailors Ken Sharma my suits in
55:01
the mail on chair now Catherine you were
55:03
the opening keynote for for this
55:06
weekend’s Libertarian Party of Georgia
55:09
convention and tell us a little bit
55:11
about your keynote which by the way I
55:12
loved it
55:13
45 minutes you would think a 45-minute
55:15
speech would be boring it was amazing
55:17
tell us a little bit about well thanks
55:19
it was really an honor to get a chance
55:20
to talk to the libertarians like I said
55:22
in my speech it is great to be in a room
55:24
full of people where no one wants to rob
55:26
you and basically that is never true of
55:28
a political event so it was just
55:30
terrific to get to talk to a bunch of
55:31
folks who are so principled and
55:33
committed and we’re totally willing to
55:35
tolerate that I am actually still
55:37
affiliated with the Republican Party and
55:38
was missing the Attorney General over at
55:41
the DeKalb GOP breakfast this morning
55:43
which you sponsor I did sponsor it that
55:46
was my little way of making sure the
55:48
Attorney General knew I was still
55:49
watching because you actually sued the
55:51
Attorney General is that correct right I
55:54
I assisted one of my friends who was
55:56
challenging the constitutionality of his
55:58
qualifications because in Georgia for a
56:01
long time you were supposed to have
56:02
actually practiced law to be the
56:04
Attorney General I know sounds
56:06
random but so back in 1983 they changed
56:09
that to oh you only have to be an active
56:11
status member of the bar for seven years
56:13
well unfortunately our current Attorney
56:15
General didn’t even have that because he
56:18
had spent all of his time as a campaign
56:19
staffer for our senator up in Washington
56:22
and so not only was he not practicing
56:24
law he wasn’t doing his continuing legal
56:26
education requirements that would have
56:28
gotten any of the rest of us disbarred
56:30
for blowing off but as the court ruled
56:33
because the Supreme Court had not
56:35
disbarred him it was okay and he was
56:38
constitutionally qualified that makes
56:40
perfect sense now for those who don’t
56:41
know Katherine is a defense attorney and
56:43
she’s not just a defense attorney she is
56:46
a defense wizard she has literally I
56:49
mean you had someone who was caught on
56:51
camera selling weed and well I don’t
56:55
want to say any more tell us about tell
56:56
us about some your cases well I think
56:58
you’re talking about Antonio Willis a
57:00
great guy you know had fallen on some
57:01
hard times looking for work and an
57:04
undercover officer decided to engage in
57:06
an expensive racist sting where he
57:09
pretended to be a character from Cheech
57:11
and Chong basically and try to get my
57:14
client to sell him marijuana by making
57:16
him think oh I’ve got a job for you on
57:18
my construction crew
57:20
and the jury was just not having that
57:22
they were like why would you try to
57:23
interrupt this guy into selling you weed
57:25
when he’s just looking for a job and it
57:27
only took them 18 minutes to acquit him
57:29
on two counts of sale of marijuana and
57:32
then you had you’ve had two other big
57:33
cases one where it was another person
57:35
that was selling drugs or selling weed
57:37
and you got him off in the same similar
57:39
fashion and then also a child that was
57:42
using marijuana for seizures and got
57:46
trouble for that so you got them off of
57:48
those two as well right so those are two
57:50
other middle Georgia cases one where my
57:52
client was growing marijuana he needed
57:54
it for his headaches he used it as a
57:55
home remedy and so we were very honest
57:58
with the jury about it it was great one
58:00
of the prosecutors pieces of evidence
58:02
was a picture of his gardening cabinet
58:04
it included fertilizer organic weed
58:07
killer and something else and so you
58:10
know that just didn’t seem like a crime
58:12
to either us or the jury and so that was
58:14
a fantastic acquittal then we had
58:16
another one that the state dismissed
58:18
where a family had been using cannabis
58:20
to treat their son’s seizures and it was
58:22
working and so the state seized him and
58:24
put him in a youth detention home we got
58:27
him back that’s good that’s good that
58:29
you got a Mac and now what happens is
58:31
when drug cases get put in front of her
58:33
as the defense attorney the prosecutors
58:36
just dismissed what they do they keep
58:39
the charger how does that work so it’s
58:41
called a null process where they you
58:42
know stop prosecuting the case basically
58:45
and I don’t want to jinx it because you
58:47
know at any point one of the cases I
58:48
have now they could say all right we’re
58:50
headed to trial but it has been a
58:52
distinct pattern since those jury
58:54
nullification cases that have gotten so
58:56
much attention that you know they’ve
58:58
dismissed cases with the jury waiting
58:59
outside the courtroom
59:01
so clearly if you need a defense
59:03
attorney this is the one to go to right
59:07
and you know I do represent people on
59:09
all kinds of charges but I have a
59:11
special place in my heart for folks who
59:13
are accused of crimes who have not
59:15
actually done anything wrong even if
59:17
everything the state says is true so
59:19
we’re gonna check out my law firm
59:20
website it’s justice dot law and thank
59:23
you again so much thank you for
59:25
everything you do like I said before you
59:27
are doing an amazing thing for people
59:29
that are suffering under the state in
59:30
its current configuration and instead of
59:33
talking about theories of how to stop
59:35
that you’re actually stopping it from
59:36
happening in real time so thank you so
59:38
much Catherine before I let you go
59:40
is there anything else you’d like to
59:40
tell our our lovely folks at home well
59:43
just remember that when you serve on a
59:45
jury your role is to serve as the judge
59:47
of the law and the facts we’ve actually
59:49
got that right in the Georgia
59:50
Constitution some other states do as
59:52
well but that goes all the way back to
59:55
you know early anglo-saxon legal
59:56
precedent
59:57
so as the juror you are the most
59:58
powerful person in the courtroom and
60:00
don’t let any judge or prosecutor let
60:02
you forget that and what was your your
60:05
website again is justice dot law justice
60:07
dot law Ken Sharma for all of your
60:10
outfit needs and guys thanks again for
60:12
tuning in for this red carpet interview
60:15
isn’t she terrific
60:17
she is just if you need an attorney in
60:21
Georgia and you don’t pick her I don’t
60:27
even know what to tell you
60:28
Hampi aunts asks where is a recording of
60:32
her speech 3el productions recorded all
60:34
of the convention including her keynote
60:36
speech and they’ll be releasing all of
60:38
that soon I presume on the Libertarian
60:41
Party of Georgia page they may also have
60:43
a live version that you know they
60:45
livestream I’m not sure of that but be
60:48
sure to go to a libertarian party of
60:49
Georgia on their Facebook page or even
60:53
on their website LP georgia.com and you
60:57
can find all that out but if it’s not on
61:00
there it should be soon because I do
61:01
know it was recorded and it was great
61:03
was 45 minutes long you would think that
61:05
would be horrific to sit there and
61:07
listen to 45 minutes of an attorney
61:09
talking it was great she is just she is
61:13
fantastic and I must have made a
61:15
good impression because later on Tom
61:18
Arnold auctioned off a signed
61:20
libertarian dad bod calendar and Kathryn
61:24
was the winning bidder I vermin
61:27
Tyler Tom and Josh all signed our
61:30
respective months in the calendar our
61:33
photos personally for her because we
61:36
were the people in attendance that were
61:37
actually part of the calendar um she’s
61:40
really gonna love April I think cuz I’m
61:43
April
61:45
that’s me helping sell the calendar by
61:47
the way I think that really drove it
61:49
home I think that really helped free up
61:55
some wallets there look at that that’s
62:00
your next vice-president guys vice
62:03
presidential EF as long as you said what
62:05
have you said um and of course to cap
62:08
the night off Fuhrman and I made a
62:11
another tick-tock you like
62:23
[Applause]
62:32
that probably already has 50,000 likes
62:40
all of my most famous content is me
62:44
acting that way on tik-tok with vermin
62:47
supreme because vermin is incredibly
62:51
popular on youth geared websites and
62:55
apps he’s actually more popular on tick
62:58
tock than Bernie Sanders he has
62:59
something like over 8 million mentions
63:02
on it and I want to say a half million
63:06
followers so I’m sure that’s now one of
63:12
the most biggest things I’m famous for
63:15
in the world at large is that there’s no
63:22
such thing as bad publicity I’m told
63:24
we’ll see if that’s true so anyway this
63:28
was a terrific fortnight we picked up
63:30
endorsements left and right
63:33
I got a campaign manager Tyler Smith out
63:35
of it absolutely terrific guy won the
63:40
primary scooping up delegates left and
63:44
right and absolutely just fantastic
63:47
couple of weeks for Furman spike 2020
63:50
from Cyprian 2020 calm spike Cohen or no
63:53
spike 2020 calm for my vp page just a
63:58
great time next I’m gonna be going to
64:01
New Hampshire not next week but the week
64:04
after I’ll be in New Hampshire for the
64:06
New Hampshire primary Republican and
64:08
presidential Republican and Democrat
64:10
primary we’re vermin got famous that’s
64:13
where he cut his teeth doing his his
64:15
famous routine kind of trolling the
64:18
Republican and Democrat big-name
64:20
candidates that are there in these small
64:21
towns in New Hampshire and this time
64:23
around I’ll be joining them and so will
64:25
a bunch of ponies that we have we’re
64:29
gonna have pony rides we’re gonna have a
64:31
van it’s gonna be gonna be pretty
64:35
incredible so we’re gonna be doing that
64:36
and then what the following week I’m
64:38
going to be
64:39
in in Florida for the in Orlando for the
64:43
Libertarian Party of Florida convention
64:45
I’ll be there doing my thing there so
64:47
we’ll vermin he’ll be at that too and
64:48
then I’m thinking I’m gonna be and I
64:50
might be an Alabama we may even be live
64:53
streaming their their debate there but
64:55
more on that later
64:57
but yeah we had an absolutely terrific
64:59
time
65:00
Oh before I let everyone go just want to
65:03
let you know that we have well let me go
65:07
through the comments real quick story
65:09
the wise says the world shall fear the
65:12
libertarian lawfare regimen of defense
65:14
Wizards I mean they’re already starting
65:16
to if there were a thousand Katherine
65:17
Bernards the drug war would be over in
65:20
this country if there were ten of them
65:24
in any one state it would be over a part
65:28
of the reason why
65:29
prosecutors have stopped prosecuting
65:31
their cases when Katherine is the
65:34
defense attorney is that they’re scared
65:35
that eventually it’s going to set a case
65:36
precedent and effectively nullify all
65:39
the trig laws in the state huh
65:42
so I I I mean it’s just it she I’m
65:49
telling you like I have a lawyer crush
65:51
on her I don’t even like lawyers and she
65:54
is terrific
65:56
if she were if there were enough of her
65:58
if we could clone Katherine Bernards you
66:00
probably wouldn’t even have to elect
66:01
vermin and I in fact that’s a new
66:04
platform right now I just added that to
66:06
our platform that’s a new plank that’s
66:08
the 11th plank on the verbal agreement
66:11
for an even better America is to clone
66:13
Katherine Barnard many many many times
66:17
effectively ending all abuse of state
66:21
power that’s a promise for me to you
66:25
that will happen in the first hundred
66:27
days of the administration triquetra
66:30
says come to PA actually that might be
66:35
happening the Libertarian Party
66:37
Pennsylvania has invited me to their
66:40
convention and I may be going to that
66:42
I’ll no sooner than later whether
66:44
whether that’s going to happen but I may
66:46
be up in PA I may come to Pennsylvania
66:48
for that so we’ll see um
66:50
slowly says Epstein was work
66:53
on cloning stuff we have to demand
66:54
justice and transparency about the
66:55
Epstein investigation and we will get
66:57
cloning I mean the problem was he was
67:00
like cloning a teenage girls so we’re
67:04
gonna be cloning just Catherine and
67:07
other terrific people but for a
67:09
completely different reason but yeah
67:13
we’ll have to do that and yeah so uh if
67:17
I’m you know if you want me to come to
67:19
your state let me know we’re also doing
67:21
these pound the pavement tours where we
67:22
go into marginalized communities we’re
67:24
starting it in the Carolinas but we’re
67:26
gonna be perfecting it there and you
67:28
know working with affiliates in other
67:29
states you know to spread the message of
67:34
libertarianism to the people that are
67:35
the most acutely harmed and affected by
67:38
the abuses of the state I live a fairly
67:41
comfortable life and so I can
67:43
philosophically say that the state is
67:45
doing harm to me but it many times I
67:48
don’t feel it as much as many others do
67:51
because I have been blessed to have a
67:54
pretty successful and an uncomfortable
67:57
life not so much with a lot of other
68:00
folks who did not grow up in and as
68:03
supportive and favorable conditions as I
68:05
did and as a result are living a much
68:07
worse life to Ray as a direct result of
68:10
abuses against them by the state and so
68:13
we go into those communities and talk
68:15
with them about that so we’re doing that
68:17
all over I was a huge hit I mentioned it
68:20
one of them one of the speeches that I
68:21
showed at that at the gala in Tennessee
68:23
we signed up the 15 of us signed up 30
68:25
people for the Libertarian Party of
68:27
North Carolina and we changed the
68:29
conversation in that neighborhood we
68:30
were walking in like housing projects
68:32
talking with people it was awesome
68:34
triquetra says we got Waffle House is
68:36
ready here in PA let’s do this
68:38
absolutely everywhere I go we did Waffle
68:41
House stops I should have put up
68:42
pictures of that too but we did Waffle
68:43
House caucus meetings at every Inn in
68:47
both states when we were there at the
68:49
Waffle House of course so that was
68:51
really great oh speaking of Waffle House
68:53
before I let everyone go
68:54
frying the show we now have buttons
68:57
people I’m gonna ask about the buttons
69:00
we now have buttons and the way we’re
69:05
doing it is
69:06
we’re going to be raising money with
69:08
these buttons and the with these
69:13
donations all of the proceeds after we
69:15
get reimbursed for the cost of
69:16
production and shipping all the proceeds
69:19
that are left over from that will go
69:21
directly to the Libertarian Party with
69:23
each batch when we sell each batch the
69:26
the resulting proceeds from that will go
69:27
to the Libertarian Party and it will be
69:29
earmarked for their ballot access
69:31
initiatives which will help most of the
69:33
state parties that are having a hard
69:35
time getting on the ballots depending on
69:37
how much we raise we may end up going
69:38
for other initiatives as well but we’re
69:40
gonna start with ballot access because
69:41
that will help a large number of states
69:43
and so the pricing the deferred
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donations for these buttons is two
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dollars for a one and a quarter inch
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button shown there that those are the
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smaller buttons or five dollars for a
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two and a quarter inch button or if you
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want a hundred buttons we can do a
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hundred buttons for a hundred of the
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small for one for a hundred dollars or a
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hundred of the large for 250 dollars if
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you want any other kind of special bulk
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pricing just get in touch with me and
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let me know in the interest of of not
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running afoul of the FEC and of looking
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not looking like I might possibly be
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funneling this into the Vermin campaign
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or anything like that which I absolutely
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am NOT Kim rough actually stepped up and
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offered to be a kind of uninterested
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third party that’s going to collect the
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money and and assist me with processing
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the orders so if you would like to order
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these buttons go to paypal.com Roth or
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make a paypal to Kim dot rough 2016 at
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gmail Camille calm that’s ki m dot R uff
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to zero ones 6 at gmail.com and just
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give your order there and let her know
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what exactly you’re ordering and she’ll
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also need your mailing address this
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offer is limited only to US citizens for
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u.s. federal legal reasons if you want
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to make a donation and and
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you know give it away to someone who’s
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not a citizen that’s that you’re free to
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do that but in terms of the actual
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donations you you it has to be a US
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citizen that’s making the donation so
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yeah so that’s really cool we already
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have a ton of orders we just open the
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orders of this afternoon we already have
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probably already sold out our first
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batch but be sure to get your buttons
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and if you have not already and you are
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on Facebook and are even remotely
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libertarian or remember the party be
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sure to join up on the libertarian party
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Waffle House caucus we are really just a
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fun group of people that likes to talk
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about fun stuff like waffles and donkeys
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and whatever fun thing we can we want to
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be a libertarian group where we don’t
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talk about politics like one safe place
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for just a fun place for libertarians to
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not talk about you know partisan
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politics so that’s what we tried to do
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there but ya had a great time can’t wait
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to see more people out there in all
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these different states if you have a
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request for me or the campaign to come
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out to your state or for a video from
72:22
the campaign or anything like that be
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sure to reach out to me for that and
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again the reason that we are doing this
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if you haven’t already heard this before
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vermin supreme and I believe that we are
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uniquely positioned to spread the
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message of libertarianism to a public
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who is sick of politics 46% of voters do
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not vote and many of the ones who do are
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just voting for whatever option seems
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the least horrific to them but most
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people are sick of the whole thing and
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recognize it as a joke and so we believe
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that we are positioned very well to use
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satire and humor to reach out to people
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and and reach them where they are and
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say yeah we think this is a joke – isn’t
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this ridiculous look how how funny and
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absurd
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everyone is reacting to our candidacy
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even though really they’re doing the
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same thing they’re telling you a bunch
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of Lies and jokes – the difference is
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the punchlines that their lies and jokes
73:19
are endless war and endless taxation and
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endless debt spending and endless caging
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of people for victimless crimes and you
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know endless infringement on your lives
73:28
rights and property our punchline is
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ponies and cheesy bread and badge
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so vote for us and we think that we were
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well positioned for that vermin
73:38
routinely gets invited to stuff that no
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other third party candidate is invited
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to and he has the crowd eating out of
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his or the followers of whoever’s
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watching whatever he’s been invited to
73:49
eating out of the palm of his hand
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because he comes in funny and then
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presents a libertarian principled
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libertarian message and that’s what I’m
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trying to do as well and to that end be
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sure to after this episode is over be
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sure to tune in at say 9:30 to the
74:07
coalition talk radio I’ll be joining Pat
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Forde and giving an update on everything
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that’s going on with the campaign and
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yeah I hope to see you over there so
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guys thanks again for tuning in for this
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special campaign update for tonight
74:21
Tennessee Georgia Edition episode of the
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mutt of my fellow Americans be sure to
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tune in next Monday for mr. America the
74:33
bearded truth with the amazing and
74:36
beautiful and talented mr. Jason Lyon
74:38
who is finally back on doing his shtick
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doing his show show
74:42
mr. America the beard of truth be sure
74:44
to tune in Tuesday for the muddy waters
74:48
of freedom where Matt Wright and i will
74:49
parse through the week’s events like
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thee cheerful little winter wonder boys
74:54
that we are and then be sure to tune in
74:56
next week for another episode of my
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fellow Americans where we have a special
75:02
coming up I don’t want to spoil what it
75:06
is but you’ll be hearing more about it
75:08
we’ll be promoting it very soon but it’s
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going to be an epic debate between two
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people who largely hate each other and I
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don’t usually do that but I think it’s
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going to be incredibly entertaining and
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educational and insightful but it’ll
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definitely be entertaining so be sure to
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do that next Wednesday and I will see
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you in a few minutes over on the
75:28
coalition talk radio firm and supreme
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spike Cohen 2020 taking over president
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vice president badger pony cheesy bread
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zombie Hitler boom boom
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boom guys thanks again for tuning in
75:51
I’ll see you next week or I’ll see you
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tonight
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later tonight on the coalition but then
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after that I will see you back here next
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week thanks again for tuning in and god
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bless you
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Spike Cohen
Spike Cohen
Local Jew. Contrarian stoic sentimentalist. Antidisestablishmentarianism. Will pet your dog.