The Wrighter’s Block Episode 35 – Brett Corrieri Gets Wrighter’s Block

The Wrighter's Block


About This Episode


Brett Corrieri (a personal mentor, friend, and spiritual brother of Matt) joins Matt to talk about leaving behind the city life, how he has been growing his own food and personal community, and catch up on their lives since they last saw each other.

Kava from State Side Kava

Music by the Narcissist Cookbook


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[Music]
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all right put down your pens put down
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your pencil step away from the keyboards
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and settle in for this week’s episode of
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the writer’s block a muddied week waters
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media production thank you to the
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narcissist cookbook for allowing me to
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use their music and also to Don and
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Sally right for giving birth to me
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because without them none of this would
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be possible and to stateside cava for
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the cava I am drinking on today’s
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episode to all those above bula vinaka I
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am very excited to bring on my next
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guest he he’s quite possibly one of my
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favorite people in the entire world not
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even quite possible he is one of my
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favorite people in the entire world we
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first met in Nashville Tennessee we
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bonded over a baseball team and a great
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basically he’s my older brother
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so without any further ado I would like
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to welcome on a regular activist in the
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Liberty movement the closest thing to
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Ron Swanson in the real world
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he’s the Ron Swanson that you wish real
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life Ron Swanson actually was and my
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spiritual big brother Brett Corey Airy
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Brett thank you so much for coming on
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man I am so happy to have you here hey
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I’m happy to be here it’s been a I
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should have been on here earlier but
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that’s probably my fault because I’ve
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been you know Ron Swanson in building my
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own house right yeah exactly
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no actually that that is a hundred
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percent my fault because I’ve always
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wanted to get you on but I never wanted
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to bring you on until I knew I had a
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good enough quality show that you would
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be proud to be on my show I would be
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happy to be on your show even if it was
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a pile of steaming dogshit well thank
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you some would argue it still is one of
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those yes so you and I met when I
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started working I started working at
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mafiosos which you were you were my boss
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yeah and I believe the first words you
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ever said to me were if I catch you
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eating in this kitchen I will fire
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are you I’d be yeah I believe that was
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it I was like man I don’t know who that
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guy is but I don’t like him
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and then I donate my kitchen right now I
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caught that I caught that that was a
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rule real fast
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and then and then we started talking
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then we eventually got to baseball i
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think either you saw my you saw my
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tattoo or one of us was wearing a Red
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Sox hat and like from there we just
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started bonding more and more and more
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and eventually like you became one of my
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favorite people in the entire world and
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somebody who I look up to and just
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respect the ever living shit out of it
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still is but so for everything I’m gonna
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stay up front thank you and I know that
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later on I’m gonna give you like this
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really long heartfelt off-the-cuff
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speech that I definitely didn’t write
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down before I really didn’t like there’s
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nothing on that piece of paper but but
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yeah again thank you for all you’ve ever
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done for me because honestly you’re just
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the greatest but um so everybody that
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comes on my show pretty much everybody
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that comes on my show has something to
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do with the Liberty movement and I don’t
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know if you actually know this or not
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but you’re a big reason I am a
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libertarian I am glad to hear that I
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like to I like to get more people push
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in that way yeah when I first got to
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when I first got to Nashville and I
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started working at mafiosos 12 South I
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don’t remember the address roadside plug
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it for you but I was like that’s it I
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was like I haven’t needed to know that
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in a really long time twenty four
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hundred twelve thousand new South I yeah
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you we were talking and I just kind of I
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just kind of mentioned that I was a
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libertarian and you were like oh great
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me too and I was like awesome and then
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we started talking more and I was like
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oh I don’t know if I’m actually a
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libertarian
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no idea what he just said so then I
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started having to look into everything
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we would talk about what brought that
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about what what what was something that
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I said that actually made you go I don’t
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know what he’s talking about
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um so at the time I was still kind of
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like I was my I took I took one of the
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what is it the the no the no one quiz
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the Noland test no whatever is go I took
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one of those and it said that I was a
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libertarian and I I was kind of
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politically apathetic at the time but I
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knew what I believed and I didn’t care
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what anybody else believes I have
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obviously changed in that manner but we
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were talking when and I was like yeah
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I’m a libertarian and basically at the
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time I just wanted to be able to drink
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as much as I wanted to without being
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arrested for it and if I decided to go
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back to doing drugs I figured I don’t
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want to get arrested for that either
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and then we started talking you started
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talk to me about immigration and taxes
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and all of these things I knew like
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immigration was like yeah whatever but I
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saw at the time I would I didn’t really
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see why we should have open borders or
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why or how we have illegal immigration
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or and I understood why we got illegal
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immigration and then as we started
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talking more about it I started
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researching more acid this is really
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stupid they’re paying taxes because they
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have social security numbers that they
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got from somebody so they’re paying
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taxes they aren’t living here scot-free
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and then I just started reading more and
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more into that and then we when it came
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to taxes I was like yeah but you know we
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kind of need something for the defense
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and then I started reading more I was
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like well no we don’t need that much for
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defense no like and we can fund that in
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other ways and I started so I just
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started kind of rolling through it like
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that a little bit like by a little bit
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by a little bit and that was during the
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2012 election cycle and Gary Johnson
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Mitt Romney Obama and I was watching the
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debates with you and at the time I was
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thinking I was going to vote for
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Mitt Romney even though in 2008 I did
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vote for Bob Barr which I’m not that
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proud of but I wasn’t voting for McCain
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or Obama and we were watching the
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debates together and you said neither
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one of these guys can hold a candle to
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Gary Johnson and so that I started
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looking into Gary Johnson and I was like
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well this is this just makes sense this
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is who I’m gonna vote for and that’s how
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and that was sort of how everything got
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kicked off it’s just you and me just
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having regular conversations and me
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wondering what it was why you felt the
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way that you did and then I would
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research it so that way I wouldn’t get a
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completely biased point of view and as I
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was researching it I was like huh that
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makes a lot more sense and then it just
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kind of grew from there and then when I
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moved here in 2014 I started working for
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the Libertarian Party yep yep so so why
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haven’t you developed into a full-blown
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anarchist yet so spike is definitely
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working on me becoming a full-blown
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anarchist he is doing everything he can
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to get me there and I’m like a step away
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I am just like one tiny little step away
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and the one thing that I have some sort
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of issue with is a currency like would
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we all just use silver because if so
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cool or gold you know whatever precious
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metals Bitcoin whatever like but what
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happens if so here in my area we’ve all
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accepted that we’re using silver as our
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as our currency and then I go back to
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see my friends in Tennessee and they
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know we don’t use silver here and I’m
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like well fuck all I have is silver
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somebody that’s like an opportunity to
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create an exchange right yeah exactly
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but yeah that’s where that’s where I
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start getting a little that’s where it
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starts like muddying the waters a little
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bit for me on the anarchy but spike is
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definitely attempting to get me all the
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way there and slowly it’s slowly it’s
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working but so I mean basically that was
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kind of how I found myself in
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libertarianism but how did you well in
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the Liberty movement how did
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you get into the Liberty movement cuz I
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remember at one point you had the LP
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sticker on the back of your car I don’t
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know if you still do or not I don’t I’m
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more about a small L now I it’s kind of
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like any organized religion that’s how I
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feel about any kind of organized party
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or politics I prefer to I prefer to make
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my friends and just live my life and be
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outside of the system as much as I can
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but I got started I grew up I mean my
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mom voted for Ross Perot I mean that’s
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the first that’s the first setup that I
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remember really paying attention to
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politics and it was all about she was
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just kind of like well screw both of
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these guys who were who have been
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telling us live forever I’m gonna vote
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for this other guy just because it’s a
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it’s a third party right and when I
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first voted and then of course when I
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when I was in high school and could
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first vote senior year I think that was
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the Clinton years and it was you know
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there was the pressure to you know for
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the first couple years of high school I
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was all you know screw homeless people
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you know I I was more of the Alex what
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was that guy’s name
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Alex family ties guy which got Michael J
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character Michael J Alex P Keaton
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actually I was more an axpy Keaton in
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high school and I just I felt like give
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me your hate I will I will accept it
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from my teachers I will take it just let
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it run through me because it was it was
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easier to do that then and I just
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started to slowly got a little bit a
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little bit molded by some of my more
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liberal my middlebury sociology
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professor just kept pushing and pushing
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and pushing and eventually I just got
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tired of fight and then I would just
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start accepting it and I became a little
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bit liberal in high school and and I
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didn’t realize then that it wasn’t a
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black or white thing
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there’s none of binary things when I one
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or the other you have to be Republican
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or you have to be Democrat it was
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more along the lines of now that I know
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it’s more long lines up you could take
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what you want from each as you’re
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feeling and and not be pigeonholed in
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each one of those I mean I love it when
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people don’t when like say my
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brother-in-law doesn’t know what I am if
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I agree with one thing if he asked me
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how I feel at one policy he thinks you
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know had a penis only everything else
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right because I think if you want a
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grenade launcher you should be able to
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have one he’s like what’s the next step
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you need a nuclear weapon I’m like do I
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need one no do I want one maybe yeah
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yeah we we here at muddy waters media
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support make nukes yeah I mean we should
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we want recreational make nukes to be
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available to everybody but yeah I I got
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into a debate with somebody it was
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shortly after the shooting down here in
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Florida you know David hogged the one
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David hog wasn’t at but claims he was
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and people were going off on gun control
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and I got into a debate online and I
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said what what weapon I choose to defend
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my home with has absolutely nothing to
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do with any of you like if I decide to
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you know use a handgun or if I decide to
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use a R or an m16 or whatever and I
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don’t know a lot about I don’t know a
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lot about guns which a lot of people
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find funny because I’m so such an
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advocate forum but they’re really one of
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my one of the guys I was in the debate
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with me he said you don’t even own a gun
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and I said and yet here I am thinking
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that you should be allowed to and and
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then they said okay so what if it’s land
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mines and I said yes absolutely I should
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be allowed to protect my home with land
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mines
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I wouldn’t be able to set up a tiger
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trap outside my window if you try to
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break into my house and you fall into a
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pit of dirty sharp spikes that are laced
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with I don’t care pick pick your
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horrible disease and you fall into it
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that’s the wrong place in the wrong time
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but right now
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yeah that’s illegal I mean yeah it’s a
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like I was like I’ll be kind enough to
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put up signs that say landmines on
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property but that’s just because I don’t
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want you coming on my property at all
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and yeah and that will that will be
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enough to make you go wait a minute
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maybe we shouldn’t walk on this dude’s
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property here Larry’s gonna make you go
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he’s lying and then you’re gonna come on
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the property and find out I wasn’t and
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then we turn right here you want to hear
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something crazy yes I spoke on a panel
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back when a nashville was debating a law
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– up until about i don’t remember the
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exact year but it was probably before i
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met you you couldn’t go to a place to
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serve alcohol even if you had a
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concealed carry you could not carry your
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weapon inside that’s a law down here in
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florida right now they changed the law
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to be that restaurants could allow it if
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they didn’t they could prohibit it so it
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was it was a prescriptive thing if the
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law said you could carry it in unless
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the restaurant said no a place to serve
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alcohol and I went and debated somebody
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and stood up on this crazy debate with I
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forget somebody from Young Republicans
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and somebody from Freedom Foundation and
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somebody from one of those other coke
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for other things that I must kill for
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that I work for another thing too and
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they they had a ringer in the audience
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but my argument was as a business owner
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I think that the private property thing
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is more important than your right to I
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mean it’s my house if I say if I have a
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sign on the outside of my house that
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says you have to wear a green hat and be
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barefoot when you walk inside my house
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who’s to stop
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choices to not come into my house right
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I feel I feel that’s the way a
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restaurant is as well and because that’s
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that’s my property
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absolutely and I argued that you should
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be able to outlaw guns and your property
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because I’ve been there many nights
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where people say I’m not drinking the
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night I’m just coming in to enjoy some
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food and then I’m calling them a cab at
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3 o’clock in the morning because they
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got should have right III believe you’ve
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done that for me actually but I mean I
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was pretty sure you weren’t carrying a
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handgun that’s also very true and I know
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people who had I mean that’s the way
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that I thought about it property rights
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are ultimate to me as far as that goes
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right right if you want to carry a gun
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and come to my house I don’t care but if
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you want to carry a gun and come to my
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restaurant where we’re serving copious
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amounts of alcohol I’m probably going to
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put a stop to all and that’s very and
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again you and I agree 100% on this like
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it’s your property it’s if I don’t think
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that cities should ban smoking in
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restaurants I think that should be up to
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the restaurant to the owner of the
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restaurant to say whether or not you can
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smoke and the smoke in the bar totally
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okay if they’re like no you can’t smoke
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in here
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fine by me like even when I was a smoker
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I would go to those places and I didn’t
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care I would smoke outside I didn’t care
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but when the but when they started
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banning it everywhere that was when I
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started having an issue I was like why
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you have no say in that that is not your
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business let that restaurant closed or
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die on the vine if they decide not to
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let smoking or they make the wrong
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choice and their customer base want
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smoking exactly that’s their that’s
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their call exactly and I got so many I
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got so many hate mail not even mail hate
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cocktail napkins who had seen my debate
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or see us put the note
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the no-gun sign on the door I will never
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come back to this place again like I
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honestly I think this may have been your
19:36
first and last time here anyway but
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right and I choose to live by that
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because I don’t want to have I’ve seen
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drunken fights I’ve seen people passed
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out people make bad choices and if I
19:51
could prevent a little bit of that bad
19:52
choice in my small sphere of influence
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that’s great if you want to do it your
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house I’m not gonna tell you not to you
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want to do it you’re a business I’m not
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gonna say not you know exactly I
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remember there was a there’s an annual
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party that happens in Nashville mafiosos
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that it’s always a good time I would
20:15
never go back since I stopped drinking
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but it every time I was there it was a
20:20
great time and that was all people we
20:24
knew and liked and the stuff that
20:26
happened at that party was just insane
20:28
and yeah I could imagine like a stranger
20:32
walking in off the street about right
20:35
exactly and a stranger coming in off the
20:37
street dealing with that party and that
20:40
stranger packing I could I I totally
20:43
understand why you’d be like no you
20:44
don’t get a gun in here like I get that
20:46
but again that is your choice as a
20:48
business owner and it’s not something
20:50
that should be brought down upon you but
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the state over one night we we had to we
20:57
had to throw so you called me you’re
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like I need your help throwing this guy
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out of here and I was like let’s do it
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I’m hammered let’s go literally
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literally literally yeah you and I
21:12
helped get him out the door and then TJ
21:15
got him the rest of the way cuz yeah
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because that’s what TJ did hey by the
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way doctor up one another cool I was
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gonna put that on this screen and give
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you updates but I don’t want to slow
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anything down so I’m glad that you’re
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doing that so you recently left
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Nashville and you moved out about an
21:38
hour outside of Nashville because
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Nashville had become
21:43
just way way too liberal basically
21:48
correct like I’m trying to think of the
21:50
best way to put that it’s not I mean I
21:53
saw things changing it wasn’t necessary
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liberal or conservative thing it was
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Nashville was not the old Nashville and
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I don’t even have the right to say old
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Nashville because I moved there on 95
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right my wife was born and raised there
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and well here’s a perfect story well me
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I remember when I first came to
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Tennessee my wife looked at me coming
22:16
from Boston right just like if you honk
22:18
your horn people are gonna follow you
22:21
home and ask why you were so upset that
22:25
you had to honk your horn and that was
22:28
and that was even for like a little hey
22:30
the lights green not a Boston you know
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yeah nothing wrong layering Wow you know
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you hit it hard so I took that into
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consideration and I tried not to honk
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and I think I did a fairly good job over
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the past
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more specifically the past five six
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years with the immigrated with it with
22:52
the influx of people moving from from
22:54
other places Nashville has become not
22:57
what I recognize and never mind the
23:00
things that don’t have anything to
23:01
liberal-conservative the traffic the
23:04
property taxes going up sky-high the the
23:11
schools are awful
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the public schools are awful and just
23:15
the congestion I just got tired of it
23:18
we we moved out here and before we even
23:24
went back up we we bought an old
23:27
farmhouse we brought it down to the
23:28
studs but our first day out here the the
23:33
house had been sitting vacant for about
23:35
four months the yard looked awful so I
23:37
borrowed a lawn mower from a friend of
23:39
ours who lived out here as well and I
23:41
was I was mowin with this narrow turn
23:43
mower had never used one before it never
23:45
mowed this lawn and hit this like oh
23:47
there’s a ditch boom and I got a spec
23:50
and I within 10 minutes of me trying to
23:56
pull it
23:57
getting stuck the neighbor from across
23:59
the road had already come over two guys
24:01
had stopped as they were driving down
24:03
the highway and said hey do you need
24:05
some help and that is what old Nashville
24:08
was right and it’s not that way anymore
24:12
no it’s not so I left Nashville Red Sox
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won the World Series in 2013 yeah
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when I left that summer 2013 because I
24:25
came back to watch the Red Sox won the
24:27
World Series in Nashville because I
24:28
didn’t know anybody down here and and in
24:32
the time period from then until the last
24:35
time I was up there in November the city
24:41
has completely changed is all it’s grown
24:42
straight up and I love innovation and I
24:45
get that big cities are gonna attract
24:47
people and I and I get that you need to
24:49
continue fixing the infrastructure but
24:52
with property taxes constantly going up
24:55
with them putting restrictions on air
24:57
BnB ‘he’s like the issue that you had
24:59
with the place that i used to call my
25:01
house that wasn’t my house it was yours
25:03
and and everything and everything else
25:09
just from 2013 to now it has become a
25:13
completely different City I still love
25:15
the city is still my favorite city on
25:17
the fricking planet and most of my best
25:22
friends from throughout my life all
25:24
still live there or Nashville adjacent
25:27
and but I don’t know I would never be
25:31
able to move back to Nashville proper
25:33
because Nashville proper has just become
25:35
such they’re just so involved in every
25:41
aspect of your life now it seems yeah
25:44
yeah they keep trying fast big big
25:47
transit initiatives and and those types
25:50
of things
25:51
they’re you know multi-county and the
25:56
things that they don’t mean nothing
25:57
can’t control is the property values
26:00
going up so high and it made no more
26:02
sense for us to live in nashville
26:03
anymore we had a way to big house we
26:07
thought we’re gonna have more kids we
26:08
didn’t we had one who is we have one son
26:10
who’s 20 years
26:11
hey Calvin if you’re watching and he
26:14
were like we don’t need this big house
26:16
in the middle of green hills anymore
26:18
right so so for 10% of what we sold that
26:22
house and green hills we bought two
26:23
acres out here right with a house I mean
26:27
that’s and we’re 45 minutes an hour away
26:29
with the coming change in technology
26:34
you’re gonna be able to work for that 45
26:37
minutes while you’re in your car if you
26:40
want to commute to Nashville right
26:43
exactly
26:45
print Brandon Brandon shishun’s is
26:48
watching and he said that’s why he moved
26:50
to Nolensville
26:51
what’s up Brandon I have not talked to
26:55
Brandon in years
26:56
what’s up Brandon and what’s funny is we
27:00
that’s where Brad for it is I know a
27:03
bunch of people who moved out there and
27:05
I know some people who moved out there
27:06
15 years ago who were like oh I’m out of
27:09
here
27:09
this is getting too busy now and they’re
27:11
looking for places south of me down in
27:13
like Linville almost the Pulaski almost
27:17
to the border they’re just like it’s too
27:21
much yeah that that’s insane like I I
27:25
still need to be at least somewhat close
27:27
to a big city because I’m of the age
27:31
that I am and I’m still single so I like
27:33
I need to be somewhere where people are
27:36
and there are no there are no kava shops
27:39
here in a where I live in Lewisburg not
27:41
yet and one day apparently they just
27:45
opened one in Knoxville one of my
27:48
friends now when you moved it when you
27:52
moved out to not clerk’s Lewisburg
27:56
Lewisburg looks like Clarksville knows
28:02
right when you moved it when you moved
28:06
out there you rebuilt your house
28:08
completely by yourself right
28:11
we had a friend Bethany’s friends from
28:13
growing up childhood was it was a
28:15
contractor and he helped us out with a
28:16
lot of it but yeah I weighed thirty five
28:21
more pounds than I do now and
28:23
we we’ve you know we tore up the carport
28:26
we we had to hand bigfooters and the
28:31
foundation because there was no footer
28:33
of foundation on the old part of the
28:34
house that was built in the 1850s 75
28:38
nobody knows because it was the the
28:41
courthouse burnt down in the War of
28:44
Northern Aggression
28:44
as they call it here and so nobody knows
28:48
are the exact the exact timing of that
28:50
but it’s an old house right the two by
28:54
fours are still true they’re solid oak
28:57
old growth two by fours we saved every
29:00
single scrap of wood that we could pull
29:02
out of this place
29:03
you know we redid the trim on the wood
29:05
doors and windows in the old part of the
29:07
house with the old one by six poplars
29:09
rest on that we pulled out it’s been a
29:12
lot of fun I’ve learned how to do a lot
29:13
of stuff you know before that I just did
29:15
a lot of woodworking little wood turning
29:17
a little bit of a little bit of welding
29:20
we took some classes I mean here’s the
29:23
idea of bethany’s of my good time is for
29:26
anniversary we took a class on welding
29:30
and she’s so married to me yeah that’s
29:33
oh that’s amazing
29:44
so when I was out there you were you
29:46
were showing me around and you should
29:47
you were showing me picture you’re show
29:49
me the befores and then you were letting
29:50
me see what it looked like now and it’s
29:53
it’s like a completely different house
29:54
like what you’ve been able to I yet like
29:58
you kept I believe if I remember
30:00
correctly you kept the original hardwood
30:02
floors right we did wherever they were
30:05
we kept them a few places we had to we
30:08
had to do some patching the original
30:10
hardwoods in the old part of the house
30:12
were its heart pine about four inches
30:16
wide and it goes from one in the room to
30:18
the other so it’s not like a staggered
30:20
board kind of thing beautiful but it was
30:23
in in most parts the house where they
30:28
had it it was it was either painted over
30:30
and then carpet pad and carved or tar
30:34
paper carpet pad carpet or painted over
30:37
particleboard carpet pad carpet and then
30:40
somebody that their dog crap all over it
30:43
and pee in there and use it as their
30:44
personal yeah their litter box they’re
30:48
caring litter but the very first thing
30:52
we did after mowing the front lawn was
30:54
and me getting stuck was to rip up all
30:56
that carpet and and it was all built on
31:02
the old part of the house current
31:04
construction methods are different you
31:07
know 16 inch centers two by twelves on
31:09
your floor or two by tens on your floors
31:11
or two by twelve things on what maturity
31:13
using and this the old part of the house
31:16
is it’s on 24 inch centers and there’s
31:18
no there’s no sub for I mean this this
31:21
pine and the old part of the house you
31:23
can actually feel that kind of it’s a
31:27
little bouncy and it’s not a ton of
31:29
groove so they’re not locked together so
31:31
you feel the board’s gonna kind of move
31:33
and creak and I like that oh part I like
31:35
that part of in the old part of the
31:36
house right but that also means that we
31:39
had to encapsulate the crawlspace and
31:43
I didn’t do that we hired somebody for
31:45
that right listen I think I think he
31:48
encapsulated a snake he freaked out
31:52
there was a snake in the crawlspace and
31:53
he had that foam gun going and we just
31:55
look back and just and just covered it
31:59
just covered it there was a horrible
32:01
smell for about for about three months
32:03
and then it went away I think it I think
32:06
it finally rotted out completely and
32:08
there’s no more smell Wow sir
32:11
Sarah Branyan says you don’t look old
32:13
enough to have a 20 year old I can
32:15
attest that he does have a 20 year old
32:16
and you’re right he definitely doesn’t
32:19
look old enough to have a 20 year old
32:22
you should see my wife people give me
32:25
the tisk tisk look because I think I’m
32:27
robbing the cradle or something right
32:28
yeah my wife when I’ve been married for
32:30
22 years oh gosh no I spend more than
32:35
that I want to get yelled at here we got
32:38
married in d6 this year is going to be
32:40
23 in June we met when we were I just
32:46
turned 21 and she was 20 and we got
32:48
married when we were 22 and 23
32:51
so I’m a I’m I’m in my mid-40s and I’d
32:56
like to think it’s all the all the good
32:58
living I did that makes me look so good
33:00
but I think it’s just genes right yeah
33:02
when people ask me when people who know
33:04
how old I am asked me how I don’t look
33:06
that age I go oh it’s really simple when
33:10
you turn about 19 years old
33:12
Kopp the biggest drug habit you can
33:14
possibly get but you have to quit at the
33:18
exact right time because that that’s
33:21
like preserves the skin in a youthful
33:24
glow if you go too long you just age
33:27
rapidly and it’s over so you have to
33:30
make sure you automatically feed the
33:32
semi right look like you you’re gonna
33:36
look like Keith Richards did at 25 who
33:40
still looks like Keith Richards at 25
33:42
yeah so when you’re out there you were
33:48
you were telling me last time I was out
33:50
there that you were building an
33:52
aquaponics system wage I had to look
33:56
that up after I left because it was one
33:59
of those things where I was like I’m
34:00
gonna write that down on my hand and
34:02
look that up on my drive home later and
34:06
so so my wife calls it nerd farming
34:11
right yeah that’s basically what that is
34:13
but it’s a but can you explain what that
34:19
is to anybody who’s watching me who
34:21
doesn’t know and I may be the only
34:22
ignorant person on that because maybe
34:25
everybody else has heard about it but
34:28
reading about it and then getting your
34:30
description right before the show it’s
34:33
so cool like that is one of the coolest
34:35
things you could possibly do in your own
34:39
property well we love it because you can
34:42
you can really you can get a lot out of
34:46
a little bit of space so on on the
34:49
surface the most basic of that is we
34:51
have fish that we’re growing inside of a
34:54
big tank and we pump the water out of
34:57
that tank with all of their fish poop
34:59
and the food that they don’t eat into
35:01
other tanks
35:03
other grow beds some of them have lava
35:07
rock in the bottom with a with a little
35:09
bit of skinny rock on the bottom like a
35:12
little bit of sea gravel so that we can
35:14
plant things in it and some of the beds
35:16
that we have have lava rock with real
35:19
dirt on it and that lava rock creates a
35:22
place for bacteria to grow and they take
35:25
the fish poop nitrite and convert it
35:30
into nitrates and that is what feeds
35:35
it’s like a fertilizer it’s a
35:37
fertilization system for the plants the
35:38
plants grow great and the more plants
35:41
you have the more fish you can have in
35:42
there you can have a higher stocking
35:43
density right now I think we have about
35:46
15 little bass in there but our system
35:49
is really new right but you were just
35:53
getting a set up in November so yeah and
35:56
then I had a you know the other part of
35:59
that is it’s all about community and I
36:03
learned this from from some people that
36:05
I’ve gotten to know really well and we
36:07
we got together and think of it like an
36:12
Amish barn barn raising and we we have a
36:16
group that we call Tennessee get shit
36:19
done crew and we’re like-minded people
36:22
we listen to a couple podcast and we all
36:24
met through and another podcast you
36:29
listen to em that’s about a podcast for
36:31
jack spirit though I actually I actually
36:33
lost you there for a second you said we
36:35
met through and then you blanked and
36:36
then you said in another podcast with
36:38
jack spear co Oh Nicole Nicole Williams
36:42
okay you know who used to work with the
36:43
spark freedom she has a living free in
36:45
Tennessee and then the other person that
36:48
we’ve kind of all met around is Jack
36:51
spear Co with a survival podcast and
36:55
that we are a little bit like minded and
36:59
it’s like you know that’s f the
37:00
government leave me alone I’ll do what
37:02
I’m gonna do
37:03
but let’s create a community of our own
37:04
and it’s not like we’re gonna go into
37:06
the bottom of a bunker and eat a bunch
37:08
of beans and rice it let’s make our
37:12
world a better place and prepare for
37:16
that
37:17
just in case something goes wrong well
37:20
you know what we’re making our world
37:21
better even if it doesn’t go wrong so
37:26
that’s why we’re doing what we’re doing
37:28
and we get together and the great thing
37:30
about that get shit done crew is we’ll
37:32
we’ll take a project somebody will be
37:34
like hey I really need to have this done
37:35
so like I’ve got three extra bedrooms
37:41
and I will feed you and supply you with
37:43
a bunch of booze and I’ve got some tent
37:46
camping areas so we’ll have ten people
37:49
come over to the house and we’ll just
37:51
knock out a project for a weekend and
37:54
you participate in one of those and then
37:59
you go to someone else’s house and do do
38:01
that and it just keeps popping around
38:02
right everybody is helping everybody
38:04
you’re creating that community of the
38:06
people that you can kind of count on
38:08
yeah yeah and I mean so that is sort of
38:12
the way that I have if I were to create
38:15
an anarchist society that’s the sort of
38:17
society that I would kind of picture
38:19
where you find a group of people that
38:21
you can all work together and you all
38:24
work on projects together and then
38:25
that’s the community in which you kind
38:28
of just you make that community flourish
38:30
if other people want to join they that’s
38:32
up to the people of the community and
38:34
then you just set aside different
38:35
community and then you just figure out
38:38
how to trade with each individual
38:40
community right and that’s kind of the
38:42
way I’ve always picked society and
38:46
community just community doesn’t have to
38:47
be a physical location I mean we are we
38:50
just did a Nicole just did her big
38:52
workshop when I tell the class up there
38:53
on on how to make out of a how to cure
38:56
meat to make bacon and stuff and there
38:58
are people coming from Missouri and New
39:01
Hampshire and Texas and Oklahoma North
39:05
Carolina everybody met there for about
39:09
four or five days to learn from one
39:11
another and to have a good time
39:13
right so the community isn’t necessarily
39:16
a a physical space it it’s what you make
39:19
of it right
39:23
completely off subject you you said
39:26
something about smoking meat and making
39:28
bacon and
39:29
I remember you took a trip to Alaska and
39:33
you were smoking was it what did you are
39:40
you smoking in the back of mafiosos that
39:43
was so good that I probably thought I
39:44
definitely did not eat in the kitchen I
39:48
think we brought back we brought back
39:51
some salmon from the copper wood family
39:54
right and we were testing out new
39:57
recipes for amber ski lodge next door
40:01
and that was that was the smoked salmon
40:03
okay yeah okay I was thinking it was
40:05
sand but I I’m getting it mixed up with
40:08
my trip to Alaska where I was eating a
40:11
lot of like elk and stuff and I was like
40:16
but I didn’t share with anybody yeah
40:19
that’s the best thing I don’t blame you
40:21
it’s really good but yeah no you had the
40:23
smoked salmon going in the back of
40:25
mafiosos and I definitely didn’t eat it
40:27
in the kitchen but it was really good
40:30
my co-host spike says totally unrelated
40:35
would Brett and his wife like to come
40:36
for a beach vacation in Myrtle Beach I’m
40:40
gonna say that so you know which Beach
40:41
is talking about maybe encapsulate our
40:43
crawlspace oh yeah I forgot the snakes
40:48
in there for me to make it think for
40:49
about it for about a month right the
40:56
rest of the world’s gonna be rummaging
40:57
through landfills for scraps of food and
40:59
Brett’s going to be pairing bass with
41:01
water Chris yeah yeah pretty much yeah
41:07
so I remember when you first started
41:09
getting into wood turning you like you
41:10
were just like okay this is something
41:12
I’m gonna do now and you came in to you
41:15
came into work one day I believe it was
41:18
a Sunday it was a Sunday or Saturday I’m
41:20
gonna say Sunday and you early
41:23
yeah so I just got this new lathe and
41:25
I’ve been working on wood turning and I
41:27
was like oh that’s cool instant and I
41:28
made you this and you handed me a pen
41:30
that you had made me I said yeah and I
41:35
saw that the other day it that was a
41:37
pretty shitty pen I’m sorry I still have
41:40
yeah I still have that
41:42
and I still use it all the time it’s in
41:45
my back it’s in my bedroom next to my
41:48
bed and that’s what I write stuff down
41:50
on at night I write stuff down with at
41:52
night is that pen buddy and every time
41:55
that like I’m like Brett made me this
41:59
pen this pen is staying right here
42:02
it never leaves the house nothing like
42:05
that I’m glad to hear it I’m glad to
42:08
hear it
42:08
yeah and then you you started the it
42:12
wasn’t an Etsy store I don’t think but
42:13
it was it was some sort of store where I
42:17
could buy like your pens and your bowls
42:19
and everything that you were turning
42:21
online and I bought like every pen you
42:23
had so yeah I hope that you what’s that
42:33
you broke up and I said I hope you I
42:35
hope you gave them all out no I didn’t
42:37
know I still have all of them I believe
42:39
three of them are right here three of
42:44
them are right here one of them is in
42:45
the bag that I always carry with me and
42:47
then one of them that was always in my
42:49
pocket recently got replaced sorry to
42:51
say but my buddy got me one of these
42:53
bolt action pens for my oh yeah
42:57
so I’ve recently I’ve recently switched
42:59
pens from one of the ones that you made
43:02
but you know this one this one breaks my
43:06
nose time moves on this one breaks
43:09
windows so I’m a big fan so living
43:15
living out there in not Clarksburg
43:17
Bernie was Berg living out there in
43:20
Lewisburg I know that you’ve got some
43:25
crazy neighbors according to things
43:27
you’ve told me but you’ve been told
43:31
basically you basically like when you
43:34
were remodeling your house like you went
43:36
to go get permits and they just kind of
43:37
looked at you funny and we’re like no
43:39
it’s your house well what’s funny was we
43:44
thought that’s the way it was when I
43:46
went to go get I was used to building in
43:48
Nashville and I know I’ve worked on it
43:51
you know we’ve built four restaurants
43:55
and I’ve opened a total of nine
43:56
restaurant so I’m used to having a deal
43:58
with codes department right and I’ve
44:02
been to places where you had to get a
44:04
permit to start demolition so I went and
44:08
said hey how do I get a demo permit you
44:10
know like you don’t need a demo permit
44:12
like okay but then when it came to I I
44:18
asked the head of coach to come by and
44:19
and let him know what I wanted to let
44:21
him know what we were doing and he
44:24
seemed pretty cool but the very first
44:27
time that we got inspected my contractor
44:30
friend had a little argument with the
44:33
very first inspector we had and that
44:35
just set the stage for us to be unhappy
44:41
right so if I love I love the county I
44:47
love Lewisburg love the county I live in
44:49
Marshall County but it is one of the top
44:51
of the places I’ve ever had to deal with
44:53
the codes department really because yet
44:55
when you and I were cuz when you and I
44:57
were talking about him you were like
44:58
yeah we don’t need a demo you know you
45:01
were talking about the demo permit and I
45:02
was like oh that’s real different from
45:04
Nashville cousin Nashville you need a
45:05
permit for anything well you need a
45:07
permit to braid hair in Nashville I knew
45:11
not anymore that just changed did it
45:13
good yeah well actually you can’t just
45:17
braid here instead of getting a
45:18
full-blown cosmetology license now they
45:20
have to make sure that you know how to
45:21
wash your hands and I think it’s like a
45:23
20 or 20 or 30 hour thing instead of a
45:27
3000 hour thing which is still a load of
45:28
shit but it’s a lot better right now
45:30
yeah exactly I mean I remember I needed
45:33
a I needed a permit to wait tables to
45:36
know that I wouldn’t over sorry
45:39
yeah and granted that permit lasts for
45:41
seven years or whatever it is I don’t
45:43
know it’s been a while that permit lasts
45:45
for seven right when I say that laughter
45:48
four – oh really it was only a tweet
45:51
your class and you you had to sue to
45:53
that nine hour class you can actually
45:55
take it online now which is fantastic
45:58
that’s yeah that’s better
46:00
I um I did not have that I did not have
46:02
the online option at the time and I had
46:04
to
46:04
at some convention hall on a Saturday
46:08
morning and you remember me back then
46:11
Saturday mornings were not a good time
46:12
for me ever
46:14
because morning good morning doctor
46:17
Saturday right right just mornings in
46:19
general and I mean they still aren’t a
46:22
good time for me and I’m sober so back
46:26
then they were real difficult I was
46:30
sitting in that class and everything
46:33
that this teacher was telling me about
46:34
alcohol safety anybody with a brain knew
46:38
and he he was talking to us about
46:42
finding fake IDs which again anybody
46:45
where the brain is going to know how to
46:46
do it and he said I’ll never forget this
46:49
and he was what’s the largest organ on
46:50
your body and I’m gonna remind everybody
46:52
who’s listening I used to drink a lot so
46:56
I raised my hand and goes no I already
46:58
know your answer so I just put my hand
47:00
down because obviously not my body a
47:05
body in general right and he goes and he
47:08
said it’s your skin and I said oh and he
47:11
said that’s why you don’t want to bathe
47:12
in alcohol and I said what and he was
47:16
yeah it soaks it in and they could kill
47:18
you Oh what if it’s just beer and he
47:22
said no don’t do that I said okay and
47:25
then I raised my hand and he’s like what
47:27
what if and hear me out what if you get
47:33
one of those foot massager thingies and
47:35
you fill it with vodka and you only put
47:38
your feet in it and human I I don’t I
47:42
don’t know if that would kill you but I
47:46
wouldn’t recommend it I am NOT gonna say
47:50
I recommend it but but if anybody out
47:56
there tries it it is not a bad time not
48:02
that I recommend it cuz it could be
48:04
really dangerous and I got lucky
48:07
that is what that is the one thing I
48:10
remember from that class is he said do
48:11
not bathe in alcohol and I said man if
48:13
that ever comes up in a restaurant yeah
48:15
if that ever comes up in my serving
48:18
rear I I think I think I have an issue
48:21
get out of it think you’re out of the
48:24
think yeah why why are you sitting in
48:30
the sink for so long pouring alcohol
48:32
over yourself if you were doing that in
48:34
your restaurant you have been sitting it
48:36
you have been at work way too long or
48:37
you have a real drinking problem be to
48:40
just find yourself in that situation but
48:43
all in all I easy course if you have to
48:46
take it but just stupid that I needed
48:48
things to go sit in this class for that
48:50
long in order to wait tables at mafiosos
48:56
you have to take the whole class over
48:59
again to renew right if not a there’s no
49:03
just like a refresher course like and
49:04
then if you did that ahead yeah and then
49:08
if you didn’t take the roof he didn’t
49:09
take the class again they would come
49:12
into your work and just do surprise
49:13
stings and anybody who didn’t have that
49:16
license had to go home and I remember
49:18
they did that to us on a Tuesday night
49:21
and how come I knew yeah of course they
49:24
knew they did that to us on a Tuesday
49:26
night and for anybody who doesn’t live
49:27
in Nashville which is going to be most
49:29
of you Tuesday night at mafiosos was two
49:33
for one beer double pour on liquor and
49:35
two for one slices of pizza it was a
49:38
busy night that made me hey everybody
49:42
the unperson to meet market net yeah yes
49:45
I did enjoy that but they came in one
49:50
night and they sent half of the staff
49:52
home so we were I think we were down to
49:55
like six servers running this Tuesday
49:58
night usually running 10 to 10 to 17
50:01
depending upon the time of year ready
50:03
and I remember me and Virginia V we were
50:08
the two servers inside just in a dead-on
50:10
Sprint all night long and one of our
50:14
tables was a table of regulars that came
50:17
in and mass and would take up half of a
50:20
restaurant who I’m not going to name
50:22
here but they were awful they’re always
50:24
awful and on that night they were really
50:26
awful so
50:31
so somebody wants to like start doing
50:33
their own aquaponics if somebody wants
50:35
to start moving outward outside of the
50:38
city obviously the first step is to move
50:39
outward outside of a city but like how
50:42
do they disconnect from all of that like
50:44
how would you recommend somebody does
50:46
all of that with the least amount of
50:49
stress possible well you use the term
50:53
disconnect and I and I I’ve been apart
50:56
with that you need to connect you need
50:57
to connect with the people that you can
51:01
learn from No so disconnect trying it
51:04
out does that disconnect from the big
51:06
city is what I meant like get away from
51:08
the big stuff
51:09
yeah not disconnect from people but
51:11
disconnect from the big city where we’re
51:12
used to everything being right there
51:15
having the water no there’s no uber here
51:18
there’s no postmates there’s no breeds
51:20
there’s no shift or whatever the grocery
51:23
store one is we don’t have my grocery
51:26
store my grocery store options are
51:29
Walmart and Kroger and like a food lion
51:33
or IgA or something so plan on getting
51:41
getting stuff once a week if you make a
51:43
trip into the city if you’re close
51:46
enough to so do that we we choose
51:48
Wednesday to go into town because we
51:50
know it’s the quietest day and we hit
51:52
Trader Joe’s that’s it
51:55
and you know it’s a good liquor store to
51:58
pick up good wine and stuff start
52:03
growing your own stuff
52:04
there I mean and and I have four
52:06
restaurants there are no restaurants
52:08
here in town to speak of there’s there’s
52:11
a bunch of chains it’s like everything
52:14
you’d see driving down any any town
52:18
Street USA you’re going to each one of
52:20
those chain restaurants there’s a couple
52:22
of little mom-and-pop places but they’re
52:23
all meeting trees and there’s nothing
52:26
like there’s no place where you there’s
52:28
like 15 Mexican restaurants and a new
52:30
one seems to open every week there’s no
52:33
like a little chef driven restaurant get
52:37
used to that so you’re going to be
52:38
cooking at home learn how to cook or if
52:42
you’re like I am I started a service
52:44
where people can
52:45
order food that I’m gonna prepare they
52:48
order all I prepare five different types
52:50
of meals a week they order by Wednesday
52:52
I have ready for pickup on Friday so
52:55
it’s kind of like a meal prep strip yeah
52:59
I was gonna say yeah you got like a meal
53:00
prep service going on that’s and I found
53:04
the stuff that sells of the stuff that
53:05
people can’t get here I’ll cook some
53:07
Thai food or some Vietnamese or some
53:08
Indian food and that is the stuff that
53:11
people just kind of wow I have to drive
53:14
an hour to get this or like that well
53:17
you don’t have to do that here now
53:19
anymore right and that’s in your fridge
53:21
you can heat it up when you want but be
53:23
prepared to to be on your own but not
53:27
get to know your neighbors and that’s
53:29
that’s the whole reason you’re moving
53:30
out here I mean we lived in the middle
53:32
of green hills I don’t I knew the name
53:34
of one neighbor lived there for 20 years
53:37
right everybody in the city was so
53:41
isolated but because their kids go to
53:43
different schools they have different
53:45
our I mean here you just hey you see
53:49
somebody across the road you go say hi
53:51
right and and green and and Nashville it
53:54
didn’t feel that way wasn’t it wasn’t
53:55
comfortable like that no that’s that’s
53:58
definitely true the when I was living in
54:01
Nashville I I knew one neighbor at the
54:07
two houses I lived in after I broke up
54:09
with the girl that I had been dating
54:11
when I first started when I first moved
54:12
there I lived in two houses I knew one
54:15
neighbor at each of those houses no one
54:17
of those was – I forgot about Lou I
54:19
never considered him a neighbor does he
54:24
just ended up just being always around
54:26
so he wasn’t a neighbor he was just blue
54:28
but like I knew one neighbor in each of
54:31
those places and that was it I did not
54:34
get to know any other neighbor everybody
54:37
I knew everybody the spike says he loves
54:40
you spike every uh every everybody I
54:47
knew I met through work through going
54:50
out to bars through going out to
54:53
different restaurants or
54:55
from the gym like that that was it that
54:58
was my circle of influence if you lived
55:00
around me I did not know who you were
55:02
and I was okay with that
55:03
at the time I could see that yes one of
55:07
the things that I learned out here was
55:12
it’s a much smaller it’s a much smaller
55:15
pond and you don’t have to be a big fish
55:17
but you can you can have much more
55:19
impact right you know we bought an old
55:23
house that was a circle house in town so
55:27
people were wanting to see what the
55:28
house looked like people would come by
55:30
all the time
55:30
and just drive up it will work on the
55:32
house and ask us how we’re doing and
55:33
what we’re doing and that kind of thing
55:34
and when it came to it we we were asked
55:37
if we would put our house on the tour of
55:40
homes for the Rotary fundraiser right at
55:43
that allowed us to meet a lot more
55:47
people a lot more people and then it
55:50
allowed me to join rotary which is a
55:52
it’s a good organization they get they
55:55
basically there they gather money and
55:57
distribute it to they may have we have
55:59
fundraisers and that kind of thing and
56:00
distribute it to other organizations
56:01
nonprofits places that need it in town
56:03
and those are the types of things that I
56:06
would prefer the government here I mean
56:10
you’re working with you’re working with
56:11
people you can you can give money to
56:13
people that you agree with their thing
56:15
their what their what their mission is
56:17
or what their project is right and the
56:20
other side of that is I’m getting to
56:21
know the local government people and if
56:23
we all know there’s anybody who can be
56:25
more problematic its local government
56:28
because the only they can do is make
56:30
more restrictive laws than the ones that
56:32
the federal government made or the state
56:34
or the county and then you get down to
56:35
town and then get an HOA on top of that
56:39
no which it seemed like everywhere that
56:43
seems like everywhere in Nashville that
56:45
was what you were dealing with you were
56:47
dealing with those restrictions on the
56:48
federal you’re from the federal from the
56:50
state from the county from the city and
56:52
then everywhere I lived I think I we had
56:55
an HOA so it was just restriction upon
56:59
restriction upon restriction granted I
57:01
ignored most of them because who’s
57:03
really checking but yeah at the same
57:05
time I could have gotten busted for a
57:07
lot of the stuff that I
57:09
yep and out here I hate to say it but
57:14
it’s more about relationships and that’s
57:17
I think you know we had relationships
57:19
with different politicians and stuff in
57:21
Nashville some good regulars at the
57:25
restaurant who I think you know I’m
57:26
talking about right but the out here
57:29
it’s a little different it’s not a
57:30
there’s never any expected quid pro quo
57:34
it’s just hey how can I help you you
57:37
know I haven’t come across any of that
57:38
nobody with our hand out the local
57:42
politicians that I’ve run across seem to
57:44
be fairly uncorrupt and they’re there
57:48
but legitimately like hey welcome to
57:51
town what can we do you know we were
57:54
asked to go speak you know to a couple
57:57
of different organizations in town
57:58
people were best like what it boiled
58:02
down to was like why the hell did you
58:04
come out here why did you choose
58:08
Franklin or why don’t you live in East
58:11
Nashville or why don’t you stay in
58:12
Nashville and our answer was we wanted
58:17
to be we wanted to be outside of that
58:18
mess we wanted the place where we could
58:21
get to know people and the one who place
58:23
we can be left about if we wanted to and
58:27
that’s it and that’s how anybody should
58:31
yeah I mean that I understand wanting to
58:34
be immersed in like a city kind of
58:36
environment I absolutely I get it I
58:38
absolutely get it because I that’s how I
58:41
sort of live right now I’m on like the
58:43
outskirts of that and this is Florida so
58:46
I mean if I go any I have this option or
58:49
I have an option I definitely don’t want
58:53
it’s like wow yeah
58:55
this whomps the Gator country so I get
59:00
it I get wanting to be in the city
59:02
environment I also get wanting to get
59:04
away from the city environment wanting
59:06
to leave that and just be with your
59:08
neighbors and your families and all of
59:11
that I understand I understand both
59:14
sides of it and I know that at some
59:16
point in my life I’m probably going to
59:18
lean over to the other side and be like
59:19
okay I just want to get away from all of
59:21
the local governments here are starting
59:24
to just piss me off beyond repair where
59:27
I’m tired of arguing at City Council
59:29
meetings and I’m tired of fighting with
59:32
people in writing op-eds for the local
59:35
papers in order to try to get them to
59:37
let me Airbnb a house that’s not in a
59:42
correctly zone directed owned yeah
59:46
which is something we’re dealing with
59:48
here in this tiny little town that I
59:50
live in out off of st. Petersburg like
59:53
if you’re not down for business you
59:55
don’t get to Airbnb your house and then
59:58
you also have to apply for a business
59:59
license and it’s to me it’s stupid like
60:03
it’s my house but so yeah I can I can I
60:08
definitely understand that normally I
60:12
say at this point do you have anything
60:13
you want to plug I don’t really know if
60:15
you’re working on anything that you
60:16
would want to plug go to Bret Shep calm
60:21
and buy some Bibles yes
60:24
BR e t t CH e f dot-com and real quick
60:29
like I’d like I said the beginning I’m
60:30
gonna give you like a heartfelt speech
60:32
because I’ve been doing those recently
60:35
literally you’re again you are one of my
60:37
favorite people in the world and truly I
60:40
look at you you’re not a friend you’re
60:43
you’re not a friend you’re not like a
60:44
former boss you are family to me you are
60:47
a big brother I look up to you immensely
60:50
I look up to you immensely and I I can
60:56
never show you all the gratitude for all
60:57
that you have helped me out with and one
61:01
of those things which I’ll mention real
61:02
quick is when I left Florida they threw
61:05
me a going-away party that I have never
61:11
been to a party that was this wonderful
61:12
ever in my life we floated two kegs of
61:16
beer which I think there was like 15 of
61:19
us there so that was just impressive and
61:21
and I couldn’t even tell you how much
61:25
liquor we went through and I know I
61:27
definitely didn’t eat enough of the food
61:29
because Brett is the most amazing cook
61:31
in the world
61:31
Gordon Ramsay would disagree but I mean
61:34
he really is and you know I learned to
61:39
not yell like him anymore
61:40
that took me a while right you probably
61:43
still threaten people who eat in the
61:44
kitchen but you know you and Bethany and
61:49
Calvin you’re all my family and it’s
61:52
weird because you’re like my brother and
61:53
she’s like my sister but you guys are
61:54
married but again everything that you
61:57
guys have ever done for me
61:58
I can never stop saying thank you and I
62:02
love all of you immensely and as always
62:05
I’m always here for you and I will once
62:08
again say one day I’m gonna make it back
62:10
up there I just really need everything
62:12
to work out for once for me to get back
62:14
up I understand that we love you too
62:17
when we wish you the best luck with this
62:19
and keep keep it going yeah no
62:21
absolutely but I’m definitely not moving
62:23
back to Nashville proper I’m gonna go to
62:25
that city outside outside that yeah yeah
62:29
that one city that we talked about last
62:31
time I was up there yeah the one that’s
62:34
a country I don’t remember the name oh
62:38
yeah I was just hanging out there today
62:40
were you nice yeah I need to go and
62:43
check that place out
62:44
but yeah again thank you I love you more
62:47
than you could possibly possibly realize
62:49
you probably do because you know me but
62:51
yeah I truly love you more than more
62:54
than almost anybody else in the world
62:56
and I will always and forever consider
62:58
you just one of my closest friends and
63:02
my brother Maddie you are family and I’m
63:05
sure Bethany is watching us sitting on
63:07
the porch and she probably crying a bit
63:08
right now yeah that was my goal that we
63:11
love you and you know let me know how I
63:14
can help you anymore all right will do
63:16
to everybody else I love you thank you
63:18
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63:38
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63:40
you hang out for a couple minutes while
63:42
I do the closing song and then I’ll talk
63:43
to you after
63:45
now get beautiful remember that we are
63:48
closing out this week with Jason Lyon
63:50
tomorrow night this weekend I have the
63:54
wonderful pleasure of hanging out with
63:55
all of the libertarians who are going to
63:57
be in town for the Florida libertarian
64:00
convention and I will have many great
64:03
pictures and stories from that so look
64:08
forward to that next week starting
64:10
Monday Jason Lyon is going to be
64:12
starting us off next Tuesday we have an
64:15
all new episode of muddy waters of
64:17
freedom and Wednesday I think fingers
64:20
crossed that spike Cohen is back with a
64:22
brand new episode of my fellow Americans
64:25
so tune in for all of that have
64:27
yourselves a wonderful weekend do
64:29
everything you can to make it beautiful
64:30
and we will see you soon
64:34
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