Six Figure Disasters

I’m a little groggy this morning. COSMOS was really good last night, so good that I watched it twice before turning in. For some reason Ben decided that my spot was going to be his, and we sent most of the night pushing each other around the bed. Yawn.

I said last week that “something” in the satellite pictures caused the Navy to shift its search pattern. Now Malaysia says that there is “no doubt” about the plane crashing into the Indian Ocean, basing that statement (at least today) on the satellite photo. Look, I’ve enjoyed the mental Doritos of speculating what happened like pretty much the entire world, but from the beginning, the MOST LIKELY solution (which has to be the correct one), has to be mechanical. Even this morning, some Network Talking heads and certain retired military people are still demanding that the plane be hijacked and in Pakistan or some other undisclosed location.

The Modesto City Council will take up the much anticipated “reconsideration” of the Wood Colony and Salidavakia invasion tomorrow night. This is a chance to do the right thing for the right reasons, so I have no faith that it will be anything more than a circus or finger pointing and blaming, possibly with an implosion of the council blaming each other and all the while screeching that We the People aren’t smart enough to understand what they are trying to do, and if we just knew what they know, we’d be great with it.

One week away from the great Obamacare (he loves that name!) deadline (don’t worry, it’ll be moved) and a thought occurs to me. Here in the USA, the law is that anybody who shows up to an ER must get treated. Instead of everybody signing up, why don’t we all just show up at the ER on one day, say, Sept 20th, and see what they do about it?

Even leftists are starting to realize that the unsustainable pension system that – in many cases they put in place – is eating cities and States live. Congress is actually considering an option for States to declare bankruptcy (not a good idea). The problem for the leftists is that the money that is being spent on pensions means that there is less money for their “programs.” For the rest of us, it means higher taxes and less take home pay so that some can retire long before 65 and relax.

Meanwhile, remember that pensions are based on salary. So what does it say when Modesto Schools has a three fold increase in the number of people making $100K or more?

Isn’t it odd that the anti-self-determination community is now turning on ecigs the way they are? For my own part, what I have ALWAYS hated about cigarettes is two things – the smoke and the slob. Now we have a solution to both! Isn’t the ecig the very definition of liberty? Smoker gets to keep unhealthy habit, I have to bear none of the consequences. Perfect. But not to the “I-Must-Control-Everybody’s-Life” crowd. They have to take charge and prevent things that they don’t want. Let’s look at this from a science view shall we? The genes that control smoking desire, it could be argued, are faulty. They produce an individual in the population who is less likely to be productive and survive. If the “IMCEL” folks really wanted to end smoking, they’d ignore it. Eventually nature will select the people who don’t smoke to thrive. Just a thought…

In case you missed it (and you did), a Federal Judge has ruled that the proposed and as yet not built Border Fence with Mexico is discriminatory. Isn’t the point of any fence to be discriminatory?


About FTB1(SS)

Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day's news and events. In 2015, Dave left radio to raise his son and helped to launch the Podcast 99 network (, which features voices and topics from all around the area, the nation, and the world, on a variety of subjects. Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense. The primary feature element of Plausibly Live is Constitution Thursday, which since 2010 has been a weekly look at the history and impact of the US Constitution. Dave is a US Navy Submariner, a radio talk show host, father, baseball fan, avid reader and a frustrated writer. He has a passion for books, theology, submarines, coffee, tequila, 1970’s music (especially funk!) and is a ToTaL Star Trek geek. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Colorado, graduated from Ogden High School (Class of ’81) in Ogden, UT, served for eleven years in the US Navy Submarine fleet, was a Naval Instructor and as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician, he achieved the rank of FTB1(SS) through sorcery and favoritism, but would have been happy staying an FTB2(SS) for life. He was trained as a targeting specialist and Battle Stations Missile Fire Control Supervisor aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) and was trained on two Fire Control Systems, the Mk 98 Mod 0 TRIDENT and the Mk 88 Mod 1 POSEIDON. Later he served as a part of the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck Auxiliary Security Force, which sounds impressive but was really just bait for Seal Team 6 and any Iraqi terrorists who happened to land on the beach in Virginia. He later attended Seminary in Atlanta, GA, then served as a pastor for five years before realizing the massive error of his ways. He then worked in non-Profit management until 2006 when he was hired to do sports for a local talk radio show, eventually moving into the host position in September of 2007. In the fall of 2008, after years of questioning and study, Dave completed the process of conversion to Judaism. In 2009 Dave married Cami, and in 2010 they were blessed with their son, Benjamin, to go along with four daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the summer of 2017, Dave and Cami relocated “back home” to Silverdale, WA, where Dave had been stationed when they first met in 1985. From September 2007 to January 2015 Dave was heard each weekday from 3pm to 6pm (Pacific) on Power Talk 1360AM & 1280 in Modesto & Stockton, CA. Today, you can hear his Podcast Show, Plausibly Live, on The Dave Bowman Show website or on The Podcast 99 Network Page.

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