Category Archives: Social Issues

Coffee



C-o-f-f-e-e, coffee is not for me,
It’s a drink some people wake up with,
That it makes them nervous is no myth,
Slaves to a coffee cup, they can’t give coffee up.

– German Children’s Song that Dave learned in 5th Grade at Eagleton Elementary

SEGMENT – PNEUMONIA

Celebrating International Podcasting Day is always a great reminder of all the Podcasters doing fantastic work, as well as an opportunity for you…

It was a long week that ended up with a trip to the emergency Room when Ben started having chest pains. Dave had to try to stay calm as his seven year old son was given an EKG. As it turned out, there really was a problem and going to the ER was the right move.

SEGMENT – OH MY G-D THAT MIGHT KILL YOU! GIVE ME MONEY!

Some years ago, the State of California passed the ill-advised Prop 65. The idea here was “to force” companies to stop putting carcinogens into food, drink and other products that Californians use every day. Sound good and noble, right? Public Safety, after all, is the highest calling of local governments. The problem isn’t so much the intentions, it’s the methodology…

 

SEGMENT – 300,000 Yankees

Much ado is made today over the social conditions in the country. But once upon a time, as is so often forgotten, 300,000 Americans died, and countless more (including my great-grandfather) were left wounded and broken, for fighting the very thing of which today many stand accused. There is virtually no acknowledgement of the sacrifice, courage and honor of the Union soldier. This week, a Private who served in the 48th Illinois Volunteer Regiment from 1861 to 1865, was buried with full honors here in Kitsap County. It was a reminder to all generations that there were more men than not, who stood for what was right…

SEGMENT – Father Coughlin

The Government has a long and dark history of silencing opposing views. from the Alien & Sedition Acts of the late 1790’s which cost John Adams his Presidency, to the Lincoln Administrations jailing of copperhead journalists, to the arrests and jailing of anti-war protesters in 1917-18, to the silencing of an offensive and downright evil radio voice in 1942. It really is only is the mid-century that the government has more-or-lived by the principles of the 1st Amendment. That in no way means that it wants to do so…

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Language and Perspective



Segment 1 – Welcome to the New Studio!

The experience of buying a home with a “credit challenge” can be stressful beyond belief. The new digs have everything Dave’s ever wanted in a home except for one thing – a Mead Hall.

Segment 2 – “As a Reminder┬áto Future Generations”

After Charlottesville the national scrutiny of Confederate symbols has become acute. Should a monument be eliminated simply because it exists? Or is there a deeper meaning to some of these statues and stones? In the late summer of 1991, I went to Gettysburg. what I found there provides me with my answer and position of the removal of CSA monuments.

Segment 3 – “The Question”

In all of my years in the media, one of the biggest questions I get asked is “Why don’t Jews vote Republican?” There is an answer to that question, and I guarantee that if you are an evangelical Christian republican you will not like it. The interesting thing about it is that it applies to other minority groups as well. And if the GOP really wants to reach those voter groups, they might want to think about how they change their approach…

Day of the Woman



 

 

It is International day of the Woman. Once again we are told that America sucks for women, but does it really? Compared to places where women are told they cannot drive because they encourage being raped by doing so?

And as women make gains in our society, particularly the military, including being members of the crew on submarines or in combat teams for the Marines, are we learning to be more accepting of the presence of women in traditional male roles or are we balking and saying “nope, nope, nope???”

And what does it say about our beliefs when the Marines are rocked by a scandal in which Marines and Vets shared pictures of females Marines, with outrageous comments being made about the women?

Did we forget how to be men of honor?

 

 

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