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Rock star Randy Bachman reunited with beloved stolen guitar
"Rock legend Randy bachman's long searches over for a cherished guitar Batman's orange 1957 gretch 61 20 Chet Atkins was stolen from a Toronto hotel in 1977 This guitar was magical It was my tool my hammer to make songs and make music Bachmann ended up buying about 300 guitars and unsuccessful attempts to replace it In 2020 a Canadian fan who heard the story of the guitar launched an Internet search and successfully located it in Tokyo the 78 year old bachmann has his guitar back Well when I was playing it in the first song it was very strange to look down and see it The reunion happened during a concert in Tokyo There's something special about this one It is the one So it's just fantastic The guitar belonged to Japanese musician takeshi who agreed to give it to bachmann in exchange for a guitar that was very similar I'm Ed
It's Total Bedlam in Front of the Supreme Court...
"Its total bedlam in front of the Supreme Court. It's not. Anything that is violent, I pray it remains that way. The people are using very charged language. In fact, let me read one of the tweets of somebody outside of the Supreme Court right now. One of the speakers with a megaphone also called for an uprising similar for the one in 2020 in the wake of George Floyd's death, any sort of mainstream media sympathy that these activists might be getting. I think is going to shatter as soon as they continue to use language like this. But from a legal analysis, we have the great Josh hammer, newsweek opinion, editor, and a constitutional expert to just walk us through what exactly this means. Josh, welcome back to the program. Tell our audience, does this outlaw abortion or does this send it back to the states? Tell us specifically what is in this opinion. So Charlie, first of all, great to be with you on such a great day for the constitution and great day for the country, really a great day for the human species for the very simple reason that we will have more unborn innocent human beings will actually be able to live as human beings. So it's a remarkable day for the country and on daylight they have Charlie. I think young pro lifers like you and I just have to have a debt of gratitude honestly to the past 50 years of pro life activists who got us. That's such a good point. Sorry to interrupt. You're exactly right. It's been a lot of prayer warriors and activists and grassroots folks and a lot of Jewish organizations, a lot of pro life organization, not a Catholic organization, it's great point,
Rand Paul: Inflation Costs Are Outpacing Stimulus Checks
"But you know what what if I strange about this Is your man of science or a doctor But I've been following you and your father for a long time and you've been talking about these things forever that if you're going to have Fiat money not bedrock and anything other than the faith and credit of a government that is no intention of keeping a stable money supply that eventually you're going to get inflation You've only been talking about this for 20 years I don't know as long as I've been in politics I've heard you wouldn't even hear dad mentioning it Now you've been proved prescient right correct And again it seems to be like the data is always on our side Yet we mysteriously continue to lose this debate and I think it's intermediary we call the media here That just keeps telling people that no no if we try it this time it'll definitely work I don't know if we're losing the debate because I think the winds are behind us coming to November and in November people are going to attach blame to the rising gas prices and grocery spices They're going to attach blame to the lack of formula on the shelves the bare shelves for other supplies as well And I think the blame is going squarely on the shoulders of Democrats and Biden So I think people are smarter the media hasn't got it in the media is promoting fairytales like green causes inflation But I think we just keep hammering back I mean one of the indications of inflation is a measure of the money supply called the M two It's gone up 15% annualized over the last three years and last January it was going up at a 27% annualized rate So when you increase the money supply basically to pay or buy the debt that we have incurred by spending too much that's what inflation is And so it's an expansion of the money supply And I think people get that Even the people who received the $1400 checks kind of say to themselves well I know this really can't be free There's got to be this is kind of some kind of scam right I'm not going to have to pay somehow Well that's what's happening now The inflation tax is to pay for the free checks that went out And in the end some people are paying much more for gas now than they ever received in the stimulus
Sen. Kennedy: People Trust the Media Like They Trust Gas Station Sushi
"People trust the media like they trust gas station sushi said senator John Kennedy to Bill hammer. He doesn't do a lot of radio interviews, apparently. He likes TV. We've tried to get him on. He's like the Will Rogers of the U.S. Senate. But there are people who are decidedly not Will Rogers esque over in the house, today's Democrat party is led by nitwits and scoundrels and demagogues
Dana Goldberg Says Democrats Need to Actively Fight GOP Lies
"How are you feeling right now about America's ability to reject these lies, Dana? I think we need to be louder. I think the Democrats need to be making videos on every single day that Ariane national television because what's happening, especially with the January 6th hearings and I'm not pivoting out, but it's inclusive of this. No, it totally. There are people that are not watching Fox News didn't air the first hearing, which is in one way a very good thing because what happened was a lot of these people who still wanted to find out about the first hearing got it from a reputable news source. So it wasn't tainted by the Fox News spin, so they actually got to hear what really happened. And their horrified. And it's not necessarily a massive population, but if it's any population that we can start to unravel the brains of these people that have been literally taken over by this cult, one at a time is enough. So it's been really interesting with that. We have to keep airing this stuff. We have to make sure it's on every platform. We have to make ads and we need to make videos talking about how the people that tried to infiltrate the voting machines in Colorado. They've been charged, like the people that, you know, in Georgia, all of these things. They're under investigation. This is a debunk theory that people are actually going to jail Thor. I think we need to really hammer that down at this
May US producer prices soared 10.8 % as energy prices jumped
"Another Labor Department report underscores inflations ongoing threat to the economy The producer price index which measures inflation before it gets to consumers surged 10.8% in May from a year earlier Energy prices alone rose 5% from April to May The government reported last week inflation hit a new 40 year high last month The figures suggest rising prices will keep hammering Americans It's a major political headache for The White House where Biden spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre says the president is doing all he can to tame prices This is something that isn't top of mind The Federal Reserve has started hiking interest rates in hopes of cooling price increases
Carpenter hammers Cubs; 2 HRs, 7 RBIs in Yanks' 18-4 rout
"The Yankees nail down a sweep of the cubs with an 18 to four route Matt Carpenter and his first start 9 days hammered Chicago pitching for two home runs and 7 RBIs while scoring three runs The acts who have won 11 straight at home took command early scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first half of Chicago's Ian hap homered in the top half Isaiah kind of left and Joey Gallo each hit a two run double Carpenter then blasted his first of the day a three run shot in the second to make it 8 one New York This is a really special group of people in this room It's more than just talent I watch it every day the way they compete you know offensively it's 9 on one every single night That's a rare thing Kind of think that's Yoko also Homer twice His first two of the season for the yanks Tom New York
Thor hammered in NY return, Yanks hand Halos 6th loss in row
"A big first ending propelled the Yankees to a 9 one trouncing of the angels Aaron judge rob Shohei Ohtani of a home run on the top of the first then on the bottom of the inning New York scored four runs in RBI doubles by Anthony Rizzo and glaber tours and a two run Homer by Matt Carpenter in his home debut in pinstripes all of it against Noah syndergaard in his return to New York This stellar offense and defense helped Jordan Montgomery to his first win of the season They really came out swinging Kind of gave me an early lead and put together a lot of good AB so Really good outing The south bar yielded just one run in 7 innings The loss was the angel 6th straight and tenth in their last 13 games Tom Arian New York
Marte, Plummer power Mets to 13-5 rout of Nationals
"The first place New York Matt spent 16 hits including three homers as they hammered the national 13 to 5 The mets came from behind scoring two in the first four in the second and three talents in the third and fourth frames paced by another big knife for left Fielder Nick plummer who was three for four with four runs driven in and became the first player to met history to hit a home run each of their first two major league games That's great You know this is what this is what you know you envision coming over here and being a part of this club and ultimately coming out with a win The Nats were able to touch up New York sort of David Peterson for four run on 6 hits but the mets offense was relentless pushing Washington to its second loss in four games The mets are now 16 games over 500 and pick up their first four K winning streak of 2022 Mike Moriarty New
Update on the latest sports
"AP sports on day ferry in the Celtics will take on the warriors in the NBA Finals Jayson Tatum scored 26 points and the Celtics took game 7 of the Easter Conference Finals by defeating the heat 196 I just really believe in myself I really believe in our team And it was the biggest game of the season of my career And I just had faith that we were going to give it all we had Jaylen Brown and Marcus smart each had 24 points for Boston Marcus Ericsson and Chip Ganassi were kings of the brickyard Eriksson became the second suite to win the Indianapolis 500 giving Ganassi racing its 5th victory in the race I knew I had a car to win this race Obviously this race is crazy So you can have a car to win but that doesn't mean you're going to win it NASCAR and Denny Hamlin held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch and overtime to win the longest Coca-Cola 600 in history 413 laps Baseball Taylor walls Homer to made several dazzling defensive plays to lead the rays to a four two win over the Yankees It's good to bounce back after the two tough games that we've started a series with and get two wins The rays earned a four game split to remain four and a half games behind the AL east leading yanks Other AL winners with the Red Sox Astros Blue Jays athletics tigers twins and White Sox who beat the cubs in an inner league game National league Corbin burns fan 11 over 7 innings as the brewers hammered the Cardinals 8 zero That's kind of where we want to be all the time So the fact that it took ten stars to get to is a little frustrating but yeah it was kind of what we want to do The Dodgers and Padres are NL victories As did the mets braves giants and nationals Graham agar has recaps the finish at the Charles Schwab challenge Sam Burns has secured a dramatic playoff win over world number one Scottie scheffler berns posted an early 9 under par total after a 65 the 25 year old secured victory by holding a lengthy part from off the back of the grain that the secure his third win for the season French opening Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will square off in the quarterfinals after winning on Sunday I'm Dave ferry AP
Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1
"Marcus smart was a rebound shy of a triple double finishing with 24 points on 8 of 22 shooting and dishing out 12 assists as the Celtics hammered the heat one 27 one O two Smart also was 5 of 12 from downtown as the Celtics drained 20 of their 43 point attempts Jayson Tatum had a team high 27 points for Boston which led by 25 at halftime Jaylen Brown finished with 24 points A great Williams had 19 Heat forward Jimmy Butler followed his 41 point performance in the opener by scoring 29 on Thursday but the rest of Miami starters added just 31 I'm Dave
New 'disinformation' board paused amid free speech questions
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US inflation hit 8.3% last month but slows from 40-year high
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The Biden Economy Is Stumbling Towards Stagflation
"All right, fat war and sharp rise in interest rates pose risks to U.S. economy. Bitcoin falls from falls 55% from its high, according to The Wall Street Journal. What's this all mean? Well, it means exactly what I told you two months ago. We are headed for stagflation with inflation and a recession at the same time. It's a replay of the Carter presidency. It's a replay of the aftermath of the Carter presidency. All kind of compressed. I think the rebound from the Carter presidency at the end of the next Republican president will be very, very quick. Come 2025, but we're stuck because Joe Biden's reflex. Let's spend more money. That will not work. In fact, you got to drain the money out of the system. There is no scientific way to do this. You have to use a bludgeon. You have to use a hammer on interest rates to drive out inflation.
Accuser testifies in Mario Batali sexual misconduct trial
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Josh Hammer Reflects on Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Abortion Comments
"Yeah, I want to play a clip for you here from senator Klobuchar. That I think, you know, when we talk about the constitutionality of roe V wade and obviously Casey sort of, in my opinion, obviously I think you would agree that it's unconstitutional. I think Alito's opinion was a skewered the original road decision. But let's play senator Klobuchar here, and I want to get your take on what she says because actually what she's saying from a sitting U.S. senator is something. I mean, this is not mazie hirono here talking here. I mean, which we just assume is she's going to say the most Atlantic, you know, far left out to see kind of the type of things. Is it senator Klobuchar, who many think is sort of moderate or left of center, but not far left. Listen to cut 6. Why should a woman in Texas have different rights and a different future and a different ability to make decisions about her body and her reproductive choices than a woman in Minnesota? How can that be in this country that we'd have a patchwork of laws? Your response. So senator Klobuchar and I actually went to the same law school and, you know, I would like to think that when she was in common law back in her law school day, she knew better about the actual constitutional law underpinning the roe versus wade and its murderous successor, of course, Planned Parenthood versus Casey 92. Now, look, I mean, John Hart Eli, okay? There are so many liberals who have criticized roe versus wade's fallacious reasoning or beers. But John Hart Eli, who is a longtime constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, he was the dean of Stanford law school as well. He was personally liberal progressive he supported abortion rights, but he famously said in 1982 that roe versus wade was not constitutional law and barely even gave a semblance of purporting to be constitutional law. It was literally no less a feminist leftist progressive icon than the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself. We said the roe versus wade overstepped that the court should not have acted there when it did. They should have stayed cool, let it play out democratically in the states. So, you know, what I hear from senator Klobuchar there is, you know, it's constitutional illiteracy. It's also moral illiteracy, of course. We can't forget we're talking about it. You are talking about the wanton murder of now 63 million unborn children since roe versus wade came down in 1973. 63 million. I mean, it's really just difficult to kind of wrap your mind around around that kind of number. But you know, there's something about you said there, Andrew, that I think there's a modicum. There's a small, small sliver of correctness. Where I think she's correct, is that it ultimately is unsustainable for in the long term. My personal perspective in the long term for this to actually be a state
Josh Hammer on This Week's Unprecedented Events Surrounding SCOTUS
"I have the privilege now of welcoming the next guest to the show. Josh hammer, the opinion editor for newsweek, Josh, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Andrew, good to see you, my Friends. Always a pleasure. I likewise, likewise. You are, in my opinion, one of the most prescient legal minds on the conservative side. I think you're very fair. I think you try and play it very fair, but you write extensively about the constitution, you are very well versed on the Supreme Court. Obviously you're the opinion editor at newsweek, so you have a very powerful platform. From a legal mind such as yours, looking at what's been going on over the past week and really accelerated over the last couple of days over the weekend, trying to paint a picture for the audience listening just how unprecedented this is and just how truly radical it is in your estimation. Yeah, no, Andrew, there's so much to unpack here, obviously. But before we get into the constitution and the Dobbs case and all of that, just any pro life perspective, someone who personally, you know, I cofounded law students for life, the pro life student group back when I was in law school at the University of Chicago. I have marched in sub zero temperatures in Chicago, back when I was in law school there on four life, it is really, really, really terrible that the culmination of now a half century of pro life efforts to speak on behalf of unborn children for the sacredness of all innocent human life has now been sullied by this unprecedented and really just disgusting alinsky eyed at all cost tactics that we are now seeing. And, you know, it's easy to call things unprecedented, but in this particular case, Andrew, they're literally is zero precedent for what we are seeing right now. This kind of thing simply does not happen. The Supreme Court literally can only get by when the justice is the clerks know that their emails are not going to be leaked because if the entire notion of a government of laws and not of men to kind of borrow the famous quip from John Adams back from the 1780s, if that phrase means anything at all, it means that the judicial branch and the Supreme Court in particular can not possibly be swayed or cowed by public mob
Far Left Protests Erupt Outside the Home of Justice Alito
"Hey everybody, welcome to this episode of the Charlie Kirk show. It's Monday and this is producer Andrew culvert filling in for the one and only Charlie. Kirk, who? Is rightly away on his anniversary trip. He has been married for a year, folks, to the wonderful Erica. They are taking some well deserved time off, Charlie works harder than basically any man I've ever met. I would say basically, but probably yes. It's most certainly is true. So we're glad that he's taking some well deserved time off. In the meantime, we have news to cover. And I'm honored, as always, to be behind the microphone, filling in for Charlie Kirk. All right, well, listen. There's a lot of news as I've already said. Mainly, the lead story over the weekend was the protests going on around the homes of the Supreme Court Justices. We have reports of doxing their homes. We have reports of their addresses. We have reports that justice Alito and his family have been moved to an undisclosed location as pro abortion activists in Virginia, Maryland assembled outside of the homes of these justices, including Brett Kavanaugh's home, where they chanted, we will not go back and picketed with signs. Earlier this week, Alito even canceled an appearance at the 5th U.S. circuit Court of Appeals judicial conference because of these far less far left
"hammer" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"That's that that's an excellent point and really even just like the credible ret of impeachment of launching and p impeachment proceedings over just total debacle. Such what happens in such as what has happened in afghanistan we really ought to be kind of a deterrent for terrible presidential conduct. Right i mean just kind of thinking that they credible threat of the house. Judiciary committee filing these articles in the senate kind of proceeding to trial. So i think if they just the near credible threat of it can be kinda prophylactic and a good thing the same way that a credible threat in you know in a lot of areas of life i can. I can get good thing. We're going to keep people on their toes and whatnot here but look the keys specific impeachment. I mean you know. I just like hammer homes and point of what we've seen over the past month or so the president is just. He's out to lunch. I i mean just to make like an obvious kind of like armchair political pundit points here. He has clearly revealed himself in my opinion to be unfit for his job. And i say that by the way if someone who has been deeply sympathetic to a long time to winding down this mission in afghanistan. I do not self identifies neoconservative. I do not think that we should be engaging in these moralistic nation building boondoggles these backwater countries halfway around the world. I actually don't agree with that. That's not what the us military this for us military this very efficiently and quickly hunt down and kill our enemies. So i'm sympathetic to to withdrawing our troops and getting out of this you know jihadist overrun helpful. But just the way that it was done. The lack of compassion from the commander in chief on to the double and triple down as people were falling off of airplanes as i. K- had the horrible suicide bombing. Thirteenth servicemen died The taliban fled raise or the embassy in kabul and the twentieth anniversary. Nine eleven. I mean this stain on america's reputation. I think irreparable and i really say that. Someone who is sympathetic to be overarching. End goal here. So i look at that and i look back to kind of language. I read from hamilton earlier. Talking about i quote violation of some public trust. I mean look. They seen a violation of some public. Trust and i'm not sure what is honestly those flag. Draped coffins are a poignant example of how poorly this withdrawal was handled. and you. you didn't even mention the fact that over one hundred thousand afghan individuals. I don't wanna call them refugees. Some of these are taliban fighters And now you have. And this is all of his making because as vice president they. They traded for. Bowe bergdahl a traitor. They traded for individuals. Who are now at the head of this government that that that we had in gitmo. I mean this is the continuation of the barack obama just absolute debacle of a presidency. Josh hammer i'm up against a break. Your fantastic keep doing the great work. You're doing it. Newsweek thank you. Thanks so much michael..
"hammer" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"One of the sharpest young minds on the scene today as a fellow named josh hammer. He is a syndicated columnists and opinion editor for newsweek. He was trained as a lawyer. He practiced he is smart as a whip. Very very incisive analytical. Mind and i'm honored to have him as our guest to talk about something that more and more folks are saying. And that is that joe biden should be impeached. There's a real case for his impeachment. A new york post article september fifth. That josh hammer wrote biden's afghanistan disaster and his lies are strong grounds for impeachment. I've read the piece josh but make the case for our audience. Well michael i was back with you. Thanks so much for having on here so you know. Obviously there's a lot. There's a lot of historical miss misunderstanding and confusion about what actually constitutes the grounds legally speaking presidential impeachment the actual concerts criteria. You go back to the language and look at it. It refers to high crimes and misdemeanors it specifically actually treason. Bribery or other. High friends misdemeanors. But we've never. We've never attended any peach trees in a bribery. So that usually focuses on on the quote unquote high crimes and misdemeanors provisions here. So some people look at that and they very reasonably think that the president has actually committed a crime. You know you have to perjure himself. How bill clinton did in nineteen nineties. Or maybe you commit like more familiar. Crime like homicide or something like that. But it's actually not really what it's referring to. The phrase is kind of a term of art at common law. You know the founding fathers were equally familiar with blackstone and those grade english common lawyers and alexander hamilton in federal. A sixty five. He refers to quote these subjects of the impeachment trials jurisdiction as being quote those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men or in other words from the abuse or violation of some public. Trust so it basically if they very lofty kind of letting down where the president has committed such greed actions that he has violated. The trust of the citizenry isn't basically michael with democrats claim. That trump did on that fairly short phone call with ukrainian president dolinsky back in the summer of twenty nineteen. They were obviously not trying to impeach because he committed a quote unquote true criminal. Acura so you know if that phone call was impeachable then by phone..
"hammer" Discussed on Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast
"Hello friends have. I got a deal for you. My name is doug. This is the thumb and hammer. Home improvement podcast. And if you're like me you have searched the internet looking for woodworking plans. Well what if. I told you that you could get thousand plans for the low low price of only sixty seven dollars while there's this guy. His name is ted. Woody mcgrath. Now you know. He's legit because after all his nickname is woody. So he's obviously a woodworker. Because every woodworker i know is nicknamed woody right any. He spent decades compiling woodworking plans that he is offering to sell for the low low price of only sixty seven dollars. Now consider the most plan self around five ten bucks each on the internet. How could you possibly go wrong. How indeed. you've no doubt seen the ads on facebook or other websites than i am. Of course talking about ted's woodworking. And like i said to have access to such a vast array of plans for under a hundred bucks seems like the best deal ever. Steve ramsey of woodworking for mere mortals posted several videos about this offer back in two thousand twelve. Other woodworkers woodworking sites and forums and youtube channels have reviewed and researched and warned against ted's woodworking. But it has never gone away and it seems to be flooding. My facebook feed now more than ever different website. You are of course but all leading to the same landing pages
"hammer" Discussed on The Friday Packet with Stocky and Stout Podcast
"Pampered. John is a city council. Member ford number. Four along with penny running pam longtime friend of the show. Just like the Yeah both pam's really. I mean we got double pam. We got double pam on the show. And joe bam pam barrels. We should have over under a pam columnist shotgun sometime. We really should really should so. I'm to call us no contact pam. Throw it in there. And this is no context pam it. There's some bills that been you know are out there. I haven't seen any of them. But i haven't looked either and i think the governor made a comment and of course he didn't get to say it is the legislative process that any taxes that come in for legalize marijuana that that will go towards public safety addiction treatment in those things. So whether or not we can weigh in on those for it because you haven't mentioned that in anything that we've talked about legislatively if you are monitoring. Shane does because what's going to happen. Is that gonna wind up. Sort of the same thing with casinos. How people you know what. What's the separation and all of those things and so you know we're we're they going to go. So i think those were that would be very good conversations to have legislatively to must be future. Absolutely leo context god so for contact bambi. Sorta got the gist of which was going pretty. Soon there's going to be we'd on every corner. People just passed out. Everywhere and whereas billings on this conversation in helena vending machines in schools strip full marijuana needles. It's going to be insane. Me crazy can't wait. Be good party so again No contacts pam sponsored by crown. Royal bank whitney pink windy. Yeah pig with me. Which is vodka and pink. Lemonade drink beverage. I think is what you'd go. It's the punishment drink here in the point that again no contacts bam. You're welcome and we end this meeting. Obviously with our with our friend the hammer to drop it is going to drop the sledge. Got ten pound sledge. We're not fucking around anymore. We're gonna come up with some hard hitting comments on bribe range of issues. This is going to be a scattershot if you will. I mean he just took the choke off the shotgun set it on fire through it and just started firing buckshot target shot. I think everywhere. I think he actually just put a shotgun chill on a bench vase and hit the bremmer. That's better. that's an app statement. So so frank ends the meeting we get towards the end council members are talking about you know what kind of they want I can't i just got to say if i'm laughing at the name the hammer a little too much. Probably but if you don't know what frankie what it looks like google them and then just think about as nickname frank the hammer once. You called the hammer. great nicknames. Old ex carpenter the hammer or the. Oh.
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"That had overhead light in a plug for the garage door opener and another plug. Electricians said that he would pull off that circuit for the additional lights. I asked if it would be better to run a new circuit. I wanted the gross to be mostly self contained since we didn't know what else might be on that existing circuit but he insisted that his way was going to be easier and therefore less expensive for me. Okay fine he's the expert right except as the homeowner. I also had a pretty clear idea of what i wanted. But i defer to the expert. Well i should have trusted my instincts and he should have to. The existing garage circuit is part of a circuit with eggs. And it is powered by a gif ci breaker. What does that mean well a. Gfc outlet will trip off if it detects a fault. So you have this kind of outlet around saying out doors where there may be the possibility of exposure to water. That could be a shock hazard. It'll trip off instead of you getting. Gfc outlet will also add that protection to other outlets they come after it in the circuit breaker provide that protection for the entire circuit from the electrical panel. So what's the problem while typically. It's not a good idea to have lights. On a gmc i- protected circuit or after gfc outlet. Because if it trips vice will out to so. Potentially i could be cutting wood at the table. Saw and as something causes the breaker to trip suddenly. I'm in the dark but the table saw will still be running. Yeah not dangerous at all. If the lights were on their own circuit there would be that same risk and this was wired by a master electrician. Now i didn't even know about the situation. I just thought it'd be a good idea to have the garage lighting on its own dedicated circuit and i should have trusted my instinct and insisted that the electricity respect it is. My anger directed contractor. Yes sure but it's also directed at myself as homeowners. It is up to us to educate ourselves and it is also up to us to stand strong for what we want. When we hire a contractor. As i said there are more resources than ever as homeowners we need to determine the best resources and weed out the bad ones and contractors need to.
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"Maybe i'm being unfair but this guy certainly set the tone. The point is when we and by we. I'm talking about do-it-yourselfer like vicky and sarah and john from abc diy guy dot com and myself. not that. I'm implying that i'm even at their level but when we compare ourselves to quote unquote contractors. We are comparing ourselves to the contractors that we would most be able to afford to hire and those would likely be the handyman type contractors. I don't think high end contractors even enter into the equation. Notice say most likely be able to afford because in most cases we simply can't afford to hire anyone at all. Let me give you an example. Let's take drywall. First of all if it's a small job it might be difficult to find someone willing to do it for any price. But using drywall as an example. I can hang. Drywall and i can finish drywall. So i can save some money by doing it myself and when it comes to money for some of us every bit counts now i am by no means a professional. A professional watching me would consider me incompetent. There is no way that i can make a living doing drywall. I'm too slow. I tend to over sand. Which means i end up doing four coats mud instead of three and the time it takes me to do one wall approach could do the entire room but when you look at the finished product my work. Stacks up pretty good. I may not be perfect. My work may have more flaws. If you look closely but to the untrained eye you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. I have hired contractors to have had years of experience. Doing drywall and i have had to go back and fix up their work or at least their work isn't much better than what i could have done myself. And to be fair. There are handyman type contractors out there who do care who do have amazing workmanship so i am by no means painting everyone with the same brush. It's complicated. there are valid reasons on both sides of the argument of whether to hire a contractor. Or do it yourself. So let's just leave it at that but there is something else about this gentleman's email that is particularly offensive. I mean besides referring to vicky and sarah as militant because that's kind of a loaded word and that is the fact that his entire email is criticizing them and not me. Because here's the deal. I agreed with them. I am no different than they are. I am an amateur. Do.
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"This episode of the thumb and hammer home improvement podcast is sponsored by l. l. fluorine. These are the floors homes are built on. Visit the experts at your local store or go to al al flooring dot com forward slash pro to learn more home improvements over the base home maintenance over bears and all the other challenges of homeownership. Welcome to the ever bruggeman. Podcast greedy and since how you tation. Welcome to the thumb and hammer home improvement. Podcast my name is doug but you can call me mr moneybags. No no you. Can't i have previously laid bare some of the ugly details about our financial situation and how we found ourselves once again. Swimming in consumer debt trouble came during the three years when my wife was between assignments we continue to spend as if we had two incomes when we only had one because we never expected the single income era to last as long as it did it was a classic example of having our heads buried in the sand now. I'm not going to go too deep into those details again here but let me explain what it is that we're dealing with. We have what i guess. You could call our daily driver. The credit card that we use for purchases that also earned his points on those purchases. That credit card was never intended to carry a balance. But now it does. Plus we have a couple of low rate credit cards in a personal line of credit earlier this year when our daughter had.
"hammer" Discussed on Thumb and Hammer Home Improvement Podcast
"Home Improvement home. Renovation Homemade Mints homer bears and all the other challenges of homeowners. Yeah. Well, Go Dula bombing ever home improvement podcast. Greetings in. This doug, this is the thumb and hammer home improvement podcast. Maybe this isn't such a common thing anymore what with streaming on Netflix and other services but Several years ago. Some of the only entertainment available in the wee hours of the morning was the infomercial. These have our programs designed to sell you something that you didn't know you wanted. Her. needed. Now, why did these air in the wee hours couple of reasons first of all, not exactly prime time so advertising rates would have been cheaper. And he gave the station something to air besides reruns of the Rockford files. But let's face it..
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"While we're on the topic of money. Here, is one from the holy crap. Did we make the right decision file? Since we bought this house four years ago. Real estate values in our subdivision have gone. Crazy. They're actually went a little nuts a few months after we moved in and they showed no signs of coming down. How similar to ours, hit the market last year. It is the same style. Close, to the same square footage. The Lot may be a little bigger. some of the interior finishes are newer. But if you're looking for a comp for our house, this one fits the bill. Well. It was listed at just over. Fifty. Five zero fifty percent more than what we paid for our house three years ago. And it sold for about sixteen percent. Over ask. And it sold. Within a week. In fact, the houses in our subdivision are regularly listed at thirty to fifty percent more than they would have been for years ago. And hoses in our real estate market. Often sell for over the asking price. And nothing remains on the market very long. So. Now at least on paper. We have recovered the amount that we lost when we sold the money pit house. In four years. Maybe, in today's market, we would've been able to break even on the money pit. House. If we did the addition in the garage like we planned. But. We would have had to spend another hundred thousand dollars to make that happen. So we are definitely in a better position today that we would have been otherwise. Even in the middle of covid nineteen pandemic real estate values have been stable in our area and the houses that have hit the market have sold quickly. And if or when the bubble bursts. Going to be no worse off than we bought this house. Everything's coming up house. And while we're on the topic of the money pit house. The new owner has done what we were not able to do ourselves..
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"Downstairs. In the box. In fact, this particular TV is no longer brand new it is. For years old now and it was discontinued years ago. But. That's beside the point. The point is the previous owner had their TV hanging over the fireplace and it was our plan to do the same. We just never quite got around to hanging it. And at one point with the fireplace on, it's a gas fireplace you see. I held my hand about where the TV would be hanging. and. It got just a wee bit warmer than I would like to subject delicate electronics to. Our fireplace has a problem. There is no mantle. There is nothing. To. Direct heat wave from whatever is hanging above it. The fireplace around is this stone veneer stuff that. Should have been installed horizontally, but instead was installed vertically from floor to ceiling. It's interesting book that my wife likes. But It makes installing a mantle virtually impossible. I. Went around various fireplace stores to see if there was some sort of shield or deflector or something that could be retrofitted to the fire box, but they looked at me like I was not. Even show them example that I found online for about one hundred and fifty bucks. Oh, we don't have anything like that, but we have this mantle, the costs over two thousand dollars. That, was frustrating. For the last year and a half, we've had our smaller. Thirty seven inch TV temporarily on a coffee table in front of the fireplace. Temporarily For the last year and a half. Yeah, you heard me. Now, my wife really likes fireplace, but we have not been able to use it. And I was really looking forward to the fifty five inch TV. We haven't been able to use that either. So back in December my wife and I. We're talking. And try to figure out what to do, and we agreed the probably best course action was to get rid of the wall surrounding the fireplace now and build something else. And include a mantle. Or maybe just had the fireplace half the height of the wall TV recessed above that. Anyway, we kind of agreed on the look that we were going for, and we kind of agreed on some sort of built in shelves on either side. And we kind of agreed that this was..
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"Not. In Taiwan, not in China. So that's a definite selling point. The Fence Was it Delta uniforms which is a definite upgraded in my opinion. Over my aftermarket, Accu Square fence. So I contact the seller and arranged to look at it the next day. Now this saw needs some work. There are some alignment. There is some surface rust. The saw has seen its better days. And I spend a lot of time contemplated the purchase. But. I eventually decided to pull the trigger. I gave the guy a down payment. And I take part of the saw home with me. Planning to return a week later to complete the purchase. So, now I have the fence of the extension table in my garage. And now I have to get my saw out of the way. I figure I can at least take it to a recycler or something like that. Maybe get a few bucks for that way. Easier. Than trying to sell saw this not working. But. For now, I'm just going to take part and move it into our storage unit. And, it was during that this assembly that I diagnosed exactly you. What was wrong with that? I had a screw loose. seriously. There is a little set screw on the pulley wheel that engages with a slot on the shaft of the motor so that the spinning shaft will turn the pulley wheel which. Turns the belt which turns the blade. While that little set screw was loose. So the spinning shaft. Did Not. Turn the PULLEY wheel. That was in that was all that was wrong. Just to tighten up that screw. So engaged again. I think that's all that was wrong. point I had the saw half apart. And I don't really WANNA put it back together at this point to test it because at already agreed to by the other saw. and. I'm a man of my word. It wouldn't have been fair for me to back out of that deal. So. That's how I ended up with a new to Me Delta table saw that I am in the middle of restoring. In the short term I am going to sell one of the songs I'm just not sure which one at this point. Because I, don't have the room and I want to get all our stuff out of storage. But eventually. The goal is a saw stop. So whatever so I keep now will eventually be sold as well. But yeah. If I had known to check that little set screw. I could save.
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"And. Then the dewalt when on sale. The Dewalt Random Orbit Sanders was now ten dollars less. Than it, splash counterpart. and. Ten dollars is ten dollars, right. The. Boss was the better by. Right. Well not so fast. Both sanders come with either a dust collector bag or a canister. However, if you want to attach a vacuum hose for collection. Both require an adapter. The adapter is included with the Bausch. The Dewalt adapter is sold separately and runs about twenty five to thirty dollars Canadian. Now which is the better by. Of course, that's going to depend on whether I actually ever used the vacuum attachment, but you get my point. That was in the spring. Spring turned into summer and summer turn to fall and as the weather cooled I decided that it was finally time to dive into Steve Ramsey's. Weekend woodworker course. I. Mean I signed up for this thing a couple of years ago. Finally, it was time to start working on it. And the first I was to build the basic mobile work bench or BMW. At least I could say that I had a BMW my garage right. So I'm working on this workbench. And I've got the legs in the frame assembled and it's all coming together. Nicely. I'm cutting the three quarter inch plywood on my more than. Twenty year old trade master contractor saw. It's a little awkward because I don't have an fi table, but it's going. Okay. I'm cutting a four by four foot piece of plywood in half. And as I near the end of the cut. I reach over I shot off the saw. The Spinning Blade slows to a stop, but it still has just enough momentum to finish they cut. I slide the one piece back onto the table as I hold onto the cutoff peace and gently allow gravity. To take the other end of it to the floor. So. Now it's leaning against the table saw. Plays, the cut piece to the side. It's.
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"Fixtures. As. You might imagine. Then, I remembered. Current Code requires what is called a frost free hydrant that's a contraption where the tap is on the outside of the wall. But the stem extends into the conditioned space inside the house. And that's where the actual valve is located. So. When you shut off the tap, the water is stopped. Wild is still inside the house. Sure enough the search for a frost free hydrant gave me the exact result. I expected for that search. But. Here's the thing we have an older house. And we already have a shutoff valve inside. So we don't need a frost free hydrant. And I would have had to reconfigure the existing plumbing. In order to install it. That would be opening up a can of worms that I did not really want to open. At least the search term return the result I expected even if it wasn't what I needed. Well, maybe. What about just hydrant Search for hydrant. Nope, not that either. Oh..
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"Hammer and I believe we're on ninety three W. I. B. C. well the project here tasks stuff that undercover video of the Bernie Sanders campaign guy just be that is look it looks horrible looks awful I mean we've got a bunch of sound bites and video right now here the guy's name is Kyle jerec he's a Bernie Sanders field organizer and he he's a violent do he's everything you think of Bernie bro as they're known as would be well here's a government he's everything you think getting into for right person would be and a lot of those into for people love them some burning now Bernie is gonna spend this as you know I don't know who this guy is he didn't speak on behalf of the campaign all that kind of crap how could you be this comfortable you'll hear in the audio sure about to play the video that has surfaced how could you be this comfortable saying the things that he was saying to another alleged staffer who thought was this is Bernie staffer was turned out to be an undercover project grotesque I happen to be that comfortable and just casually talking about that kind of stuff which believe which tells me there's he's not the only one that believes it has a circle of people he's been paid pretty decently by the Sanders campaign one thousand dollars so far for being of of what is a field organizer yeah field organizer Kyle Jeric for the Bernie Sanders campaign project veritas which does a lot of this under cover camerawork when inside the Sanders campaign and spoke with him and this is the first sound bite I want to play for you it's where this field organizer basically states all Donald Trump supporters are fascists every single one of them is a fascist and the only way you defeat fascist is with violence it.
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"People in different states tried the same do you why excuse hammer which was I'm a professional drinker learn about all those are on the verge of oral I'm a professional drinkers two people randomly both using the same excuse they were busted for driving drunk on new years as a driving drunk is a dumb enough you to the new year's eve the that excuse told the cops in two different places that they were impaired because they were professionals a fifty four year old dude named George Emmanuel from Florida tried that excuse he was a professional drinkable point two one eight that's a big number on a breathalyzer and then a check in Omaha also told the gods she was a pro when she blew a point two five six is there a league official because I know two dudes in the studio that still have some eligibility left I'm not gonna die will jointly I don't to be a part of it that excuse didn't work either one of them they both the rested and they might both be soul mates for all I know wow no wonder blue one two one six that we sent to a point two one eight two two one eight two five six big numbers big big big numbers Hey speaking of numbers real quick shout out to the Butler Bulldogs no yeah they are rolling on the college basketball poll just came out today the latest Associated Press poll bottler is now at number six number six in the country I gotta be honest with you I told you this earlier knowledge because I you about or played at the same time this past weekend some kind of channel surfing going back and forth I you played Maryland and Butler play Creighton are you blew it right they lost he walked off I you looked awful watching are you and then going to Butler it's like watching a different sport right now not even different teams different sports right it's like you know I use trying to play baseketball or something I don't know what's going on but boy they got to figure it out quickly because that's it was an ugly basketball I you can't shoot and the problem is when you get into the big ten and those big bodies get in the lane you need somebody that can knock down a jumper nobody came for the Hoosiers right now but Butler man they are rolling how did your wagers do this weekend to buffalo are you mean the end of the wild card right yeah I took I took buffalo money line and the patriot and parlayed that with patriots minus five lost on both counts the buffalo game was crazy their quarterbacks in the idiot where a guy is Josh Alan yeah he was a lateral in and died in the right ugly one though not the whole game was ugly because I it was fun to watch though I took the Texans giving up three so for me to win I had to have the Texans winning by four well they swing around and they should have kicked a field goal and they didn't in a blow it and went into overtime I pushed which means I got my money back but I did it when the Titans and the patriots well yeah but think about this how I mean there are two everybody says how bad the AFC south was this is see through there still two teams in the AFC south that aren't eating apples colds that are going on under the divisional round weekend and sitting at home you've got a Tom Brady you've got drew Brees all sitting at home right now on Blu holes in any any chance of your mind these these these Tom Brady the Indianapolis Colts rumors zero zero zero point zero one Tarski's grade point average listen Tom Brady might place somewhere else because I know he hates bill Belichick you want from her craft the owner but he hates Bella check but is he really gonna go to the place that accused him of deflating the footballs like the colts run of deflate gate he's not coming here yeah but I saw the great Doyle put out this dad said the burset then Brady basically had the same do they have the same steps in twenty nineteen seem passer rating said completion rate same ratio of touchdowns interceptions it with the same player I'm telling you you may have to Tom Brady Jack Doyle T. Y. Hilton I think you see some different numbers the patriots didn't have the weapons they normally have that's why Brady's numbers or trash I think that's why he's frustrated it's like dude come on Tom Brady I brought you a number of rings here you can at least get me a freaking receiver when we come back do not go anywhere the latest on the United States and Iran what's going on there and we will have a celebrity reader to read some Donald Trump tweets all I'm excited we got somebody special coming in we will do that right it's Jamie progresses number one number two employee leave a message at the Hey Jamie it's me Jimmy this is your daily pep talk I know it's been rough going ever since people found out about your acappella group man harmony but you will bounce back I mean you're the guy always helping people find coverage options with the name your price tool it.
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"Home improvements over the Mesa home maintenance over bears and all the other challenges of homeownership. Well GO ABOVE AND ABIR. Whole Group podcast. Greetings and welcome to episode thirty eight of the Thumb and hammer podcast. My name is Doug and today I am going to regale you with a tale of the door which I hope you'll find both entertaining and enlightening. Actually I'm sure there are lessons to be learned and if you pay attention the red flags will be obvious but first. Let me preface this with the vacation memory from a few years ago we were in Florida and after spending the day doing the tourist thing. We were in search of a restaurant for dinner. My wife searched in review size to see what our options were and she found a restaurant. That was highly rated. But there was a one-star review the caught her attention. The main complaint in the review the lobster Mac and cheese had lobster in it go. Figure perhaps the reviewer was expecting lobster on the side but then the dish would have been called lobster and Mac and cheese but it was not lobster and Mac and cheese it was lobster MAC and cheese and most people would have understood that the lobster would be mixed in with the MAC and cheese. Plus I'm sure the description on the menu would have explained the nuances of this dish. But still this one-star review remained on the website. And I always wonder about such reviews. You know the ones that don't agree with the majority. Is the reviewer difficult? Please or do they hold some sort of grudge for reasons unknown or was their experience. Just anomaly say a bad night at the establishment in this age of the Internet. We are inundated with reviews and opinions and not a podcast on this called information overload. But it's weird when you come across a review that does not match up with the majority opinion or if your own experience is different from everyone else's and that brings me to our front door because we bought the door while it. It's an entry system with a door in the sidelight. We bought this thing from a company that highly rated but our review would have been that out of place one-star review depending on when we would have written that review. So let's start at the beginning. It started with the home show in the spring of two thousand sixteen. We had just moved into our current house. And we'd blown through the cash that we kept out from the sale of her old house buying new furniture and stuff but we were in decent financial shape so we thought with both of us working. We weren't worried about taking on a bit of debt so when it came to the home show. There were a couple of vendors that we wanted to check out and one of them was a window and door company. That was my suggestion. Our front door had seen. Its better days. It was a mess but I I suppose I could fixed it up and may do but in our other house when we did the major innovation we had the front door replaced and that was the part of the renovation that the neighbors could see and it did as curb appeal to a house that had none at the time so coming from the host that was the eyesore of the neighborhood to our current house. I kinda wanted to send a message to our neighbors that we were actually to take care of our place. A new door was as much for the neighbors as it was for us because the neighbors have to look at a to anyway we go to the home show and we get ourselves on the list for a sales call with this window and door company now home show serve a few purposes. They are a good way to get ideas for future improvements and to scope out contractors and there are often deals to be had at home shows the old home show special because contractors want to line up work for the spring and Summer. They will entice prospective clients with incentives savings special financing. So win a week or two later. The salesman pays visit. He comes in with a Satchel of brochures and catalogs and one of the first things he does is hand me the sample cut out from a door. It was probably about six inches square and he goes into the sales pitch of how they're fiberglass doors are so energy efficient and virtually indestructible feeding. And I'd have that sample in my hand. For almost the entire time that he was in the house he goes on and talks about the warranty. The best warranty and the Biz with no fine print. He talks about the financing of the special home show pricing. It all sounds good and after forty five minutes of talking all things doors he just asks. Us point blank. What do you think? Are you going to place an order? Today I was a little hesitant. I asked how long the special pricing was going to be in effect and he did that old sense of urgency thing where the deal was only good until the end of the month or something like that but if we signed the contract now we would get that deal in combination with this other deal so we had to signed today to get the best deal possible. I know I know it's all salesman BS and when I bought it. Tell the customer that they're saving money and they will pay more if they but never let them see the real numbers that was red flag number one the hard sale so anyway my wife and I we talked it over for a few minutes in ended up leaving through the catalogs in choosing a window pattern. Sales Guy writes out the contract. I start looking over the contract and I realized that he has not included a storm door. I told him that we wanted to replace exactly what we had. So he goes back into the contract. He makes modifications and we go ahead. And we signed the contract among with the financing agreement after he leaves looking over the contract again. I noticed that we'd actually a steel door. Not a fiberglass door. Maybe we couldn't get the window. We wanted with fiberglass door. I don't know but man it sure felt like a bait and switch red flag number two but my wife and I discussed further and we were both under the assumption that the fiberglass door would have been significantly more expensive and we were already spending a lot of money. Plus we were financing to boot so we decided to stick with steel door that we ordered a steel door was good enough for us. But still I was feeling like we'd been bamboozle because I assumed that the price quoted was four or five or class store so to me. The high price was justifiable. That price for a steel door. Just didn't seem to be much of a deal but be that as it. May We were looking forward to our new entry system. A few days later another guy comes out to take the measurements. What usually happens is the sales guy will come out. He will take the rough measurements. And that's an order for him to be able to quote the prices but more exact measurements are needed for the actual manufacturing. So this other guy comes out. He takes the measurements and after he takes the measurements. He asks if I want to change the direction of the doors swing at first. I say no. But he says that the swing would make much more sense the other way and I don't know if I was tired if I wasn't paying attention but I said whatever go ahead. Yeah that's fine. Well after he leaves I kick myself because the reason for the door swing the way it was is was the location of vite switches. When you come in the front door you want to be able to flip on the switch for the vestibule and the porch lights now with the changes the switches will be behind the door. Which means you would have to come in and close the door before you would be able to reach them. It's late in the day and I often drive by the showroom slash office of this company anyway so I plan to stop in there the next day in person. Why when you can stop in person? So the next day I stop in at this showroom slash office and I explained but I want to make a change to our order and I also wanted to verify other information because Oh yeah we also noticed that in our contract the color of the storm door was not specified. So we wanted to make sure that we address that as well and I just hit the microphone. But I'm not going to edit it out sewri while the lady with the Stack of papers on her desk finds are order. Oh she says. This order isn't complete. She says referring to the storm door. I would not have put this order through at all until we got the rest of the information. But I can't do anything about it now. You have to talk to the salesman and he will have to. Make the changes really. The paper is right there in front of us now. Of course the salesman is not in so the receptionist calls him and we talk for a few minutes. He's on his way to a sales. Call any offers to call me back in about twenty minutes after he arrives at his destination while I was busy myself. I explained to him that I was heading back out to run up some more errands that I really didn't have twenty minutes to kill but I would reach him later if I did not hear from him. I and we kind of left it at that. I had his business card so I figured we'll make contact. It won't be too difficult. The next day pulled his car expecting to see a cell number but there wasn't one he only had the businesses number on his card along with his email address figure. Email was better than playing phone tag. Anyway so I drop them in email along with the best times to call me. I don't hear from that day. I don't hear from the next day so the following day I send them a follow up email again. I hear back from the next day after that. Still nothing maybe another day or two passes. I honestly don't remember but I do remember the rain because that was when we had the flood in our basement so now at minimum we are looking at replacing the some own pin installing new flooring. Our priorities changed but in the back of my mind I'm comforted by what.