Jumping Over Dave’s Bookcase Shark

I had never watched Shark Tank before last night. That might change in the future…

Look, I get it, most of my Sharkness is in fun. It all started one afternoon long, long ago, when Jill the Überchick had a story about a fellow whose dog had somehow or another ended up in the jaws of a shark off Monterey (as I recall). The guy dove in and beat up the shark, saved his dog, and started my own obsession with sharks and shark news. Later fun With news would revolve around Shark news to the point that the greatest local band of all time, E.A.R.L., wrote a song about it.

Through it all, I have done what I could to use my position and what influence I had to support shark protection and legislation that helped protect these magnificent creatures. At one point I even had democrat Legislators on the show – believe me, they had a hard time accepting that I wanted to talk about sharks and not politics – to help them get California’s Shark Finning Ban passed.

On the show yesterday, we read an excerpt from St. George Tucker’s Annotations to Blackstone’s commentaries on the Law. now, let me say first off, that I am enthralled by Tucker’s story. His writings are immensely important and underappreciated by Conservatives and Constitutionalists alike. Virtually all of my personal reading over the past thirty-six hours has been Tucker.

Second, in the excerpt we shared yesterday, there was a single sentence that distracted me: “[T]he unqualified use of the term equality has furnished the enemies of democracy with a pretext to charge it with the most destructive principles.”

That singular sentence has captured me in a way that rarely happens. I have pulled, twisted, poked, prodded, diagramed, dissected, and even analyzed that sentence for hours. Why? Because it is a prescient vision of a time that both was and is again when the concept of “fairness” takes on a new definition, and in that definition seeks to undo the original meaning and ideas of American democracy…



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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