“He’s Got the Power…”

And so the day has arrived when the President of the United States will sit behind the Oval Office desk or stand in the East Room and explain to us that he has decided that it is “necessary and proper” and “expedient” to allow upwards of 5 Million Illegal Immigrants to be given amnesty. He won’t call it that. He will explain that this is compassionate, better for the economy and even heart warming because “many of them serve in our Army” (Sheila Jackson-Lee 11/19/14).

What will be made most clear, however, what will be said most emphatically, is that the President will say that he has the legal and Constitutional authority to do this. Those who oppose him do so on the grounds of just being mean, and wanting to say “No.” We will hear from Democrat Congressional Members who will repeat the mantra that the President “has the authority to do this” (Nancy Pelosi, during the Syria Bombing debate).

Oddly enough, the “Big 3” ENTERTAINMENT NETWORKS WILL NOT BE CARRYING THE SPEECH. Obviously Cable networks and news stations will, but the White House is reported to have not even asked for time on ABC, NBC and CBS. On ABC, Grey’s Anatomy (New), CBS, The Big Bang Theory (New) and NBC, The Biggest Loser – Glory Days (New), which ironically enough may be the American people, most of whom will eschew another boring White House speech in favor of their favorite Thursday night viewing. And by not requesting time on the entertainment networks, the White House, who last week said that they “heard the 2/3rds of people who didn’t vote,” made sure that those same people won’t be listening tonight either. It’s almost as if they want people to only hear a few sound bytes here and there…

FOX, by the by, will preempt “Bones” (New) to show the speech as requested by the White House. So FOX will have lost ad revenue and make-goods to do, but not ABC, NBC and CBS…. hmmmm…

Today before the President speaks, I will take a few moments to try my hand at making a Constitutional argument for the Courts to strike down this impending Executive Order. Keep in mind the Jackson test, and understand that any argument by Turley will have to address those three cases. Saying that it (the order) “tears at the fabric of the Constitution” is not an argument, it’s rhetoric. You can also send me your argument HERE is you’d like.

CosbyFrankly I never liked Bill Cosby or his show. I’ll explain why in a moment. But for now, the knifes are out for Cosby. And HERE COME THE I WARNED YOU ABOUT HIM YEARS AGO stories. He has enough money to defend himself and I will say here and now that he will never spend a day in jail or face anything other than civil lawsuits which will be quietly settled. As for why I don’t care for him, you CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. I was forced to watch this video in a school auditorium in 1972 or 73. This was the man who my Grandparents loved for his Noah routine. Now look, I am much older today and I get what he was trying to do, but I assure you that context was NOT presented to a bunch of 3rd graders at McElwain Elementary School. My image of Cosby was destroyed that day, and I never watched anything else that he appeared in without flashing back to that day. And for those of you who think that education is making poor decisions today, try finding any justification for showing this to 3rd graders in 1972.

Someone asked yesterday how to discern those immigrants who want to be here as Americans versus those immigrants who don’t. One way to be to add context to the situation the immigrant find themselves in. For example, how likely is it that large numbers of Somalian immigrants would make their way to Wyoming to settle down and become Americans? Throughout our history, most Americans aren’t all that interested in settling in Wyoming which was the first territory to give women the vote in a outright attempt to lure women to itself. So when large numbers of Somalis make their way to the windswept plains and mountains of one of the coldest places on Earth, let alone the United States, can we presume that there might be something there to make it worth the trip? There is, SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHERS paid for by the tax payers. Which, by the by, can be taken to another – probably warmer – State.

The Water Advisory Committee has objections to Oakdale Irrigation Districts plan to SELL WATER WHILE PUMPING EXTRA GROUND WATER TO MAKE UP THE WATER DEFICIT. Yeah, who didn’t see that coming?

Senator Marco Rubio said that THERE IS “NO EVIDENCE” OF THE PROGRAM BEING ABUSED or anybody being harmed by the NSA’s collection of metadata. So… “shall not be violated,” being violated is not abuse?


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 (www.podcast99.org), 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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