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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.


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A New (C)old War

  





A new Cold War seemingly hangs its pall over the joy that was Opening Night of the 2018 MLB Season, which is already missing one of the best things about it for me.

The Neo-Soviet Russians aren’t just taking the Diplomatic slap across the face from the US and the rest of the world. Yesterday they retaliated and reacted in the most predictable way. Now there is deepening concern that they will go even further.

Seattle is in a uproar over a California Supreme Court ruling that Coffee is “dangerous.” And we’ll take a look at some of the lighter side of the news on a Friday episode of Plausibly Live

Burn It Down Baseball



Spring Training is upon us! Huzzah! The problem is that unless your team has been burnt to the ground already (Tigers, Reds, Phillies, Giants), or has more cash than common sense (Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox), this is unlikely to be a season to remember. Why?

Because the combination of a three factors have collided to make this year one of the potentially worst ever in Baseball, not just the Major Leagues. The players made fools of themselves in the last CBA. Combine that with the luxury tax issues and the reset at the end of this season, and lastly the timing of the Free agents for next season, it has made this off season frustrating to players and fans. And it’s put a pall over the regular season.

Now we head in to the 2018 Season with players feeling betrayed by Owners who gave the Players what they wanted in the CBA. Fans are left to wonder, how bad will my team be, and will it really be that bad or will they just be tanking? And since tanking seems to bring success, isn’t that a positive thing?


The State of California, along with New York and Illinois, has introduced legislation to ban tackle football for kids under High School age. Now… the bill hasn’t become law yet, but it raises questions. First, it is appropriate for the State to ban a sport? Second, is there a role for the State government in oversight of an athletic endeavor? Given the numbers and types of injuries, shouldn’t other sports be banned as well? 


At the Olympics, the main topic du jour seems to be sex, rather than actual competitions. Specifically gay sex, which will NOT be happening in Indonesia, but WILL be happening in Indiana…


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