This is a very different episode from what the listeners of Half-Hour Liberty Hour are accustomed to. This is partially why it is being released on Sunday instead of the usual Friday release schedule. In this episode, Brett and Rob lay aside most of the philosophical discussions of liberty and focus on what it is that makes Half-Hour Liberty Hour different. In a world full of liberty podcasts, you have many choices. So what is it that makes Half-Hour Liberty Hour different from those other podcasts? Have a listen and you will see.
This Episode's Drink of Choice: Jefferson's Very Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
Rob is back from vacation, so the Dynamically Drunken Duo were able to record a new episode. Today, Brett and Rob discuss the $3.8 billion boondoggle of a tax plan the Oregon Legislature has passed in order to "fund" repairs to the Oregon highway system. They talk about the new taxes that are being levied (including a first-ever partial sales tax against the will of the people), tolling of the bridges and the Interstates in Portland, and how the Legislature will probably stay true to form and blow the money on other projects that the government wants to spend the money on. Brett and Rob go on a rant about how the private sector could do a much better job building and repairing roads with a much smaller budget, and discuss the possibly-inspired-by-a-six-year-old-child plan to extend the Portland surface streets over the top of I-5 in the Rose Quarter. If you weren't drinking before listening to this episode, you will probably be by the end.
This Episode's Drink of Choice: Speyburn Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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This bonus episodelet is a bit that was cut for time and subject matter from Episode 013 - Who Would Our Presidential Cabinet Be? In it, Brett and Rob talk about executive actions and other overreach by executive-branch created government agencies with the implication that their actions add up to less liberty for all. It did not fit with the flow of that episode, but it gives insight into why the Dynamically Drunken Duo chose to only have the original five Cabinet positions if they were president. Join Brett and Rob, only 2 oz into the Barrel Hitch Whiskey, as they badmouth FDR, Nixon, Carter, and modern schooling.
In this alcohol-fueled episode, Brett and Rob define and explain a number of terms that they and other liberty-loving people throw around that the average person may not understand. They drink quite a bit and have some fun covering:
This Episode's Drink of Choice: Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky - American Oak