Thursday, October 25, 2012

Episode 110, Which Way Should You Vote?

Ok, the clock is ticking down on "the most important election in our lifetimes."

Seriously, how can every election be the most important one?

We know what's at stake in this election, don't we? Choose the candidate from party 1A, and we fly off the cliff. Choose the guy from party 1B, and off the same cliff at pretty much the same terminal speed.

So what's the smartest way to use your precious vote, anyway?

Should you vote to hold off The Collapse as long as possible? Or should you vote to encourage it to happen as soon as possible?

Should you vote for the "lesser of two evils"? (And who exactly is that?)

Should you vote for your principles, your conscience?

Should you even vote at all? Doesn't voting just encourage the bastards?

Robama or Obamney? That is the question.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Episode 109, Which Conspiracy Theories Should You Believe?

Which conspiracy theories do you believe?

Which do you think are a lot of bunk?

And which conspiracy theories put you on the fence, until you learn more?

In this show we have a little bit of fun examining some of the most popular conspiracy theories, and I take a stab at labeling them as true or untrue.

No sacred cows in this podcast. 

One thing I find interesting is that there are a number of conspiracy theories that may not be objectively true, but given what is actually happening in the world around us, they MAY AS WELL BE TRUE, and we should act as if they were.

So bring your own CTs to this podcast as we compare notes on which of these things we believe, which of them we don't, and why.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Riders 10, Oxen 1

No podcast for this post, just a picture that pretty much explains itself.

I'm not a huge fan of The Weekly Standard, but they posted a fantastic graphic, which I've adapted for us "Shruggers".

For people who think voting is going to turn this around, remember, voting is what got us into this!

The choice is yours--you can get busy voting, or get busy shrugging.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Episode 108, Liberty Ridge--An Update

Listeners to this podcast have asked me about the status of Liberty Ridge, the "shrugging out" retreat that my wife and I are fashioning for ourselves out in the country, away from it all.

In this show I go over the "vision" we have for Liberty Ridge, why we are doing what we're doing, what our plan was, and the status against our plan.

Although we have made significant progress, and have achieved some significant milestones, the biggest part of the effort is still in front of us. Once the structures are complete and Liberty Ridge is ready for us to occupy, it will be on us to make it the enjoyable, hard-working and rewarding homestead we envision it to be.

Many people have told me that they have found these podcasts to be inspiring. They say these shows have helped them understand what is happening, and what they can do about them. Many have told me that they've taken concrete steps to "shrug out" of the co-dependency culture that surrounds us.

You could press on with your life as it is today, watching your hard work vanish in the wasteland of EBT cards, Obamaphones, and the Ponzi schemes of Medicare and Social Security. You can ride the collectivist train off the cliff if you want. Or you could stand up and say "No."

You have the power to deny your consent to the collectivism that has engulfed America. There are many ways to shrug out. Your plan could be more elaborate than ours, or much simpler. It all starts with resolve. You don't need much more than that. Choose your own path. Create an option that works for you. Take that first step, and make the commitment to change your life for the better.

Liberty is a choice. The choice is yours.

God bless you and your families.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Episode 107, What Will Obama's Second Term Bring?

Ok, Romney did well in the first debate. In fact, let's stipulate that he "wiped the floor" with Obama.

I could be wrong, of course, but I remain convinced that Obama will win re-election. The power of the incumbency is strong, especially when the incumbent is so beloved by the major media outlets. A growing plurality of voters depend on government largesse, and a depressingly large slice of the rest think Obama is cool and kind.

I think the glow of Romney's first debate victory will fade. Obama will be much better next time. The fawning media will swoon over Obama's reprise of the original Comeback Kid, Bill Clinton. Obama will win re-election, it says here.

So what will life in America be like under Obama's second term? We re-visit the infamous fictional character "Julia" from Obama's own website for the answers.

What happens to Obama's dear Julia under his second coming? And how different would things be under President Ronmey? Listen to this funny and provocative show and find out.