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PRODUCERS NOTE: Some rather important notes about today’s show. First, there is a bit of adult (sailor) language in it. If that offends you, don’t bother listening.

Second, I once had a Program Director who wanted me to always be angry on the air. I hated that, because almost always when passion becomes anger I forget to make my main point, for which I prepared and studied and built around. This show is a great example of that. The title doesn’t match what I end up saying because passion turned to anger and I never got around to it. for that, I apologize because it was – at least in my mind – a pretty good point to have been made. Perhaps I can get back to it later, but there isn’t enough time to redo this one.

There is nothing here that I “walk back” or somehow or another disavow. I do not apologize for it. It just isn’t where I wanted to end up.

I talked a few weeks back about a silly game we used to play in the Navy that has – apparently – been “taken over” by white nationalist groups and consequently today if you play that game, even with no racist intent, you are automatically labeled a racist and guilty of racism and hatred and bigotry. You actually aren’t guilty of anything – except for playing a silly little game – but that no longer matters in today’s “J’accuse” world of one-up gotcha virtue signaling.

Now we get word that Nike, the venerable show company that makes its shoes in Communist China so as to avoid paying US wages and benefits, decided to do something incredibly stupid and frankly, horribly offensive.




Photo Courtesy of Jeff Reed

Over the weekend, a young girls life was saved via the miracle of a heart transplant. No matter what else happens today or yesterday, it’s important to understand that Organ Donations save lives and make it possible to literally have life, from death. It’s a sad day when someone loses their life, particularly a young person. But how many others can be saved or have their lives improved? That’s is what DONATE LIFE is all about.

After a weekend of contemplating Umpqua, what – if anything – have we learned? For certain we’ve learned that politicizing an issue means that everybody is pretty much guided by emotion and not logic. Rich Paloma joins Dave to talk about California’s SB 707, which would ban even CCW carry on a school grounds.

Mental Health issues are most certainly a key element of the violence, so why aren’t we doing more about getting better and quicker treatment for people with those issues? Is it ignorance or an unwillingness to even discuss the issues?

Colin Kapernick is having some serious struggles this season – struggles that Dave both predicted and worried about years ago. He has the tools, what is missing is the Teams commitment to helping him develope those tools into what he could be – a top flight NFL quarterback.

Bonus – The Story Dave wanted to open the show with but turned out to be satire. Alas…

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Is It Friday Already?

So… weird thing, circumstances necessitated that I manually board op the Stockton Ports game last night/this morning. After 18 innings, we won (not that you’d know that FROM THE RECORD)… but it was a late night… so no notes this morning….


Okay, now that I am awake and coffeed.. a few notes. Read the rest of this entry

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