The “Other” America

Governor Jerry Bushy Brow Brown welcomed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to Los Angeles by saying that ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE WELCOME IN CALIFORNIA. Unless, of course, they are from Vietnam, then the Governor isn’t so keen on them coming here.  The Mexican President also referred to America as “the other Mexico” during the event.

An eyewitness account of the Stockton Bank Robbery has opened up some new details that we did not have before. The first thing that caught my eye was that the ROBBERS WERE IN THE BANK VAULT FOR 15 MINUTES before they took their hostages.

The new CNN AUDIO TAPE OF THE FERGUSON SHOOTING seems… well.. iffy at best. There are so many obvious questions that it almost seems unfair to point them out. First off, why did it take so long for this tape to come out? What was the “video chat” that was going on when the tape was made? Who is it that did the analysis? Where was it recorded? Is it time stamped? Is there a recording from the other end of the chat? The whole thing seems too pat, too convenient and very questionable.

The inevitable has happened, as the ALS Ice Bucket challenge made its way to the point where I have been asked to accept the challenge. As I said on the air, the answer will be no. Not because I don’t understand the issues with ALS, I do. I lost one of my four best childhood friends to ALS. As I stated before, I have limited resources, and what I give goes to non-profits that I both believe in and support. In my case, it is the United States Submarine Veterans, but in no way to I feel the need to compel anyone else to participate in whatever manner they choose. Keep in mind that according to the ALS Association, ONLY 28% OF FUNDS RAISED ARE SPENT ON RESEARCH. Given that the ALSA will collect over $70 Million this year, for a disease that is not in the top 20 of deaths in North America, one can understand why I choose to support with my time, talent and treasure, other issues that I believe I am more able to have a direct impact upon with what I have been given.

A whole lot of hand wringing this morning over an “accident” that KILLED FOUR PEOPLE in Patterson. While we do not have the autopsy results yet, what we know is sufficient to draw some preliminary conclusions. Four people, two men, two women, in a Lexus late at night, traveling at extremely high speed on a country road. The car flies over a canal crosses, leaves the road and hits an electrical tower. This is not so much an accident as it is a miracle that they didn’t kill some innocent person driving the other way.

Despite claims that “time is running out” (for the planet), the PLASTIC BAG BAN WAS NOT ABLE TO GAIN THE 41 VOTES it needed in the State Assembly. The bill is, of course, ridiculous and will do nothing to save anything except money for the people who paid the Legislators to vote for the bill.


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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