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A Get-Away Wednesday

It’s a “Get-Away-Wednesday” episode on Plausibly Live…

A technical look at some of the Behind The scene things that go on here in the studio. It was frustrating, but we made it on air.

California is nuts. Whether it’s the whole Randa Jararr situation or the latest voter initiative for #Calexit, it all goes to show that California is flat out whacky.

Facebook is what it is. It never was about free speech or free expression. It’s about making money and presenting a view that it likes.

The Waffle House shooter was (is) crazy. And it appears that everybody who knew him knew that about him.


Just Use The Standard Talk Show Thought Process

Everybody keeps telling me how horrible 2016 was. Celebrity deaths, violence, the cancellation of The Jim Gaffigan Show. I get it, it was a bad year.

It’s hard for me to think in those terms. In January, I couldn’t walk without horrible pain. In February I went to Seattle for my Uncle’s funeral. While there it was clear that I could hardly stand up, let lone walk for more than a minute without swelling and the most intense pain I have ever had. I say that as a man who has gone through a shattered hand, three bouts of kidney stones and an infected pilonidal cyst (trust me, do not Google that). By the end of February the pain was – up to that moment – the worst I have ever had, and had essentially crippled me. Read the rest of this entry

The #Calexit Mordancy

cw7oprhxgaaojdnThe irony of the whole #Calexit movement is that the people advocating for it seem to think that because they are “not represented” they should be able to go their own way. They never, ever, ever think about the reality of California and just why there has been a “State of Jefferson” movement for the last seventy-five years.

Think about this for a minute or two. The #Calexit people are upset because the proportional representation system did not reward them and they believe that they are now “unrepresented.” These are the same people who have pushed “one man one vote,” which eviscerated political representation from areas like the Central Valley and the northern counties. In other words, the same people who celebrate their own dominance of the political system and gleefully refer to their opponents as “irrelevant,” now can’t handle it when the shoe is on the other foot (as it is always apt to be). Instead of manning up and dealing with it, they cry “unfair,” and “we’re taking our ball and leaving.”

If we were to scenario rosily and presume an “independent” California, based on the political leanings and beliefs of those advocating for such an action, how likely do you think that it would be that small businesses, the very lifeblood of an economy, would survive in Independent California? Remember that from 2008-2014 there were an estimated 9000 “divestments” – that is businesses leavingĀ  the State – most of which were small businesses because of the harsh business climate. Is that climate likely to improve or get worse under the proposed #Calexit scenario? Read the rest of this entry

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