Primary Election Eve. Yawn.


Ho-hum, another Prop 14 Primary is nigh upon us and Californian’s have to choose between mailing their ballots, dropping their ballots off at a polling station (my choice) or just tossing them out with the weekends garbage. Which is the most likely choice for most Californians?

With all the hoopla about “Voter Registrations,” its easy to lose sight of the dwindling level of voter participation. That’s what Prop 14, the now infamous “Top 2” Primary system was supposed to do, right? Increase interest and force more “moderate” candidates, like Kamala Harris, to run and win since the “extremists” (alá Tim Donnelly) would be forced out by the “balanced” approach of having to reach across the spectrum and appeal to the middle. I’ve said this for years, these politicians (particularly GOP ones) spend too much time and money on “Voter Registration schemes (their word, not mine) and not enough time on “Voter Relations.” Think about it. If the GOP had spent the last six years doing what they said they were going to do, and supporting their base positions, why would they need “new registrations?”

Turns out that was half true, anyway, eh?

So what is a good virtuous citizen to do tomorrow? What did good virtuous citizens do seventy-two years ago?

In the next twenty-four hours, the show will ‘officially” pass 34,000 downloads. That number is somewhat skewed as the first four months after the show debuted are not included. I just wanted to say “Thank you” to everyone who listens, comments, re-posts, shares, and downloads the show. I appreciate it it more than I could ever say.

I will be seeing the knee surgeon tomorrow around noon (it’s a “flex appointment” to determine when he is going to do the next procedure, which involves putting me under and then manipulating the knee to “break up” the scar tissue. As soon as we an after that appointment, Cami and I are headed for a quick run to Tacoma to deliver some bedroom furniture to our granddaughter. We’ll be back by Monday, but that is also the probable date for the procedure, so it may be Wednesday the 15th before I get back to the show. I apologize, and I really hate to step out right now. But the pain and the difficulty walking have made this absolutely necessary.

P.S. – Happy 55th Anniversary to my Mom & Dad. Love you!

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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.

Posted on June 6, 2016, in 2016 Presidential, American, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, History, WWII and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I know what you mean! Didn’t have to do the extra procedure, just had to drain excess pockets of fluids from my knee. Best wishes and better results Dave! Pleasant journeys to Wa.!

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