Archive for the 'politics' Category

Electric Libertyland Ep 25: Bill Maher, Julius Caesar & The Debut of “Bar Talk”

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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On this week's Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams gets riled up telling some stories of Los Angeles local insanity and cries of "institutional racism"...all because of some bike lanes. Brian also discusses some wins and losses when chatting with progressives, the Bill Maher N-word scuffle, Rand Paul's CARERS Act, the congressional baseball shooting, right wingers interrupting and shutting down the Trumpy "Julius Caesar," and debuts a new segment called "Bar Talk" breaking down Dodd Frank.

Show notes at Lions of Liberty

Felony Friday 069 - Officer Dominick Izzo Exposes Police Corruption & Speaks Against Drug War

Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Today on Felony Friday host John Odermatt is joined by Officer Dominick Izzo. Officer Izzo is a 16 year veteran police officer. You've probably seen his videos that he often shoots in his car, pop up in your Facebook feed. During his time as a police officer Officer Izzo received numerous honors and awards while serving in his community and he says on his website that it's his goal to bridge the gap between the police and the public through education, empowerment and respect.

In 2015 he started publishing videos where he began to expose police corruption. Officer Izzo spoke against the War on Drugs and revealed shady dealings behind the scenes in the Round Lake Police Department where he was employed. He vocally opposed a system that he believed was using officers to punish the very people they were hired to serve. Late last year, Officer Izzo called for his Police Chief's resignation. Ultimately, this resulted in Dominick Izzo being terminated from his position at the Round Lake Police Department.

During the interview Officer Izzo shares what led him to pursuing a career in law enforcement. Izzo discussed the events that led him to speak out against corruption in his department. Finally, Dominick explains the point system his Police Chief used to manipulate the police officers in his department to pursue charges for victimless crimes and other petty revenue generating offenses.

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292. Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor: Sam Seder, SatanGate, and Letters of Liberty!

Monday, April 24th, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes in the usual gang of liberty suspects for a return to our oh-so-jovial and booze-fueled fan favorite format, "Libertarians in Living Rooms Drinking Liquor"! Marc is joined by "Electric LibertyLand" host Brian McWilliams, the "Godfather" Howie Snowdon, and our head researcher and resident legal counsel, the man known simply as "Rico."

In the show, you'll hear the Lions:

  • Break down Marc's interview with Sam Seder - was Marc's "conversational" approach the right one to take, or should he have been more combative?
  • Discuss the "SatanGate" controversy stemming from the Libertarian Party posting a quote from the Satanic Temple on social media.
  • Answer some "Letters of Liberty" from fans of the show, touching on topics such as - Which states are the least and most libertarian? How do we feel about governments contracting with unions? And more!

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291. The Majority Report’s Sam Seder

Monday, April 17th, 2017
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair is joined by actor, director and long-time progressive radio personality, the host of "The Majority Report", Sam Seder! Marc and Sam manage to have a nearly hour-long dialogue about politics without devolving into yelling and name-calling. Yes, folks, it can be done!

In the show you'll hear Marc and Sam discuss:

  • How Sam first became interested in politics and what led to the creation of "The Majority Report" along with Janeane Garofalo during the 1st term of the Bush administration.
  • The role of morality in politics - should political decisions have a moral or utilitarian basis?
  • Are true free markets achievable, or are they a "fantasy", as Sam suggests?
  • On what issues does Sam agree with libertarians on?

For show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/291

290. Judd Weiss: “The Libertarian Party is a Dog Kennel”

Monday, April 10th, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes 2016 Libertarian VP candidate Judd Weiss back to the show to discuss his experiences with the Gary Johnson campaign and the Libertarian Party in the 2016 Election cycle.

In the show, you'll hear:

  • Judd explains his history as a supporter and friend of Gary Johnson, and why he chose to support and run with John McAfee in 2016.
  • Judd details some of the strange behavior he began to notice from some individuals who he would later learn were under the employ of the Gary Johnson campaign.
  • Judd breaks down some of the spending of the Gary Johnson campaign, and ponders why such a disproportionate amount of campagn money went to Johnson's campaign manager, Ron Nielson.
  • Judd reveals some of what he saw behind the scenes at the 2016 Libertarian Convention, including shenanigans involving Alicia Dearn's endorsement of Bill Weld.

Judd pulls no punches in his biting criticisms of the Gary Johnson campaign, names names, and holds nothing back in this explosive interview you can't afford to miss!

For full show notes head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/290

PREVIEW: Judd Weiss Unloads on the Gary Johnson Campaign

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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In this sneak peek at Marc Clair’s hour + long interview with 2016 VP candidate Judd Weiss, Judd details some of his experiences with the Gary Johnson campaign and why he describes the Libertarian Party as akin to a “dog kennel” and “a place for angry libertarians who need a chew toy – and that’s each other.”

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Electric Libertyland Ep. 12: Will Trump “Seal (Team Six) the Deal” on Kim Jong Un?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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On today's fantastic, new Electric Libertyland, host Brian McWilliams wakes up early to deliver the news of the day, which includes the dangers of inward-facing propaganda from the US government, Venezuela's ridiculous socialist failings that have led to new bread shortage, Rand Paul on John McCain, Donald Trump's flirtations with regime change, Seal Team Six training with South Korean military, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that police allowing a dog to maul an innocent man was legal, unregulated space tourism, and Judge Andrew Napolitano being pulled from Fox News over his wiretapping statements.

Boogie on down.

Show notes at http://www.lionsofliberty.com/ell12

286. Libertarians in Libraries (??) Drinking Liquor!

Monday, March 13th, 2017
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In today's episode, host Marc Clair gathers a crew of Liberty Lions (one of which is broadcasting from...a library?) to knock back a few adult beverages and take a deep dive into the mailbag to answer some Letters of Liberty! Marc is joined by Felony Friday host John "Odie" Odermatt, "The Godfather" Howie Snowdon, and our resident legal man of mystery, "Rico." 

So grab a drink, kick up your feet, and get Ready to ROAR!

For full show notes, head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/286.

Electric Libertyland Ep. 10: FISA Partying and #Trumpcare

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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In this, the 10th episode of Electric Libertyland, Brian McWilliams laments a bizarre dream in which he was working for the great evil that is Hillary Clinton, recaps the libertarianism in "Logan," cracks Vault 7 and throws a FISA party over the latest allegations of illegal wiretapping of Trump Tower by the Obama Administration. 

Brian also looks at Trump's nominee for Director of National Intelligence, Justice Clarence Thomas' takedown of civil asset forfeiture, Arizona becoming a new libertarian wonderland, #Trumpcare's many, many problems and Israel decriminalizing marijuana. 

There's only one cure for boogie fever, and it's a hot shot of Electric Liberty. 

285. Roger Stone: Donald Trump “Orchestrated a Revolution”

Monday, March 6th, 2017
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In today's episode of Lions of Liberty, Marc welcomes Roger Stone back to the program to discuss his new book "The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution." Roger Stone was one of the very first guests on the Lions of Liberty podcast, having first appeared way back in episode 11 to talk about his book "The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ." Today, Roger and Marc discuss the Trump campaign from Roger's perspective as a Trump insider. 

In the show, you'll hear:

  • Roger ROARS against the accusation that Donald Trump and members of his staff are secretly agents of the Russian government, and ponders why U.S. intelligence agencies are seeminly at war with President Trump. 
  • Roger describes the first time he met Donald Trump, and what qualities he exhibited in that first meeting that translated to Trump's ability to become President. 
  • Marc and Roger delve into how libertarians should perceive Trump: will his administration be a friend or foe to advocates for individual liberty?
  • PLUS! Marc answers some more "Letters of Liberty" from listeners!

 

For full show notes, head over to LionsOfLiberty.com/285


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