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Politics Through Polarized Sunglasses

maxresdefaultThere was a time when “polarization” meant whether or not you wanted to pay extra money to have it on your sunglasses or not.

Now it applies to the politics of the day and the so-called” extreme positions taken by either side. So why are we so “polarized” today, and is this really “the worst it’s ever been?”

Of course not, but there is something different about it today. And you can see that difference in the discussion over the “murder” of Justice Scalia and the “apples to oranges” comments of Senator Chuck Schumer.

And it all comes down to how we see “news” reported and consumed. We aren’t looking for information from which we can make an informed and well considered opinion. We’re looking for confirmation of what we already believe. And we accept the manipulation of our opinions and emotions to achieve that goal, without ever considering whether or not this is the real problem with America today?

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The Mass Shooting Yesterday You Didn’t Hear About

NYT - Officials at the scene of a fatal shooting at Grattan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

NYT – Officials at the scene of a fatal shooting at Grattan Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Did you know that there was another “mass shooting” yesterday? This one on the streets of America’s premiere city. Why haven’t you heard about it? Why hasn’t the President pounded his podium and complained about being angry? Why hasn’t Hillary proclaimed that she will forever end such violence? Why haven’t Liberal Congressmen accused “gun nuts” of committing another mass shooting? The answer is simple: because this mass shooting – which WILL be counted as such in the stats –  doesn’t fit the political agenda and it proves the one thing about “gun control” that liberals can’t hide.

Did you know that this will be the final podcast ever? That’s because the world will end today in a giant ball of Biblical misinterpretation and fire.

You know that the “meeting” between Kim Davis and the Pope was played up by her lawyer into something that it was not. But did you know why and how many times he’s done this before? I really don’t care what your political position is on a given issue, but if you are going to invoke G-d as the reason for your position, you’d better be 100% honest. Otherwise, you’re no different than the guy predicting that the Earth will be destroyed today.

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Aggressive Panhandlers & Immigrants

After the quasi defeat of SB 350, the left makes it clear that they will get the 50% reduction anyway and that THEY do not want YOU to vote for Trump. Seriously. They took the time out of their busy schedule regulating greenhouse gases and fire protection and flooding protection and drought mitigation to pass a resolution urging California Republicans to “dump Trump.”

In Modesto, the City Council is taking up the issue of “aggressive Panhandlers,” again. Meanwhile Europe is struggling with a similar problem as it closes its gates to Syrian refugees. Is there a simple solution to either problem? Of course there is! Naturally the easy solution is the least politically correct, and will never be accepted by the political elite.

The NFL season gets really rolling with the first full Sunday slate. As it turns out, Dave may have been wrong about the rule change moving the Extra Point kicks back to the 15 yard line!

SUPPLEMENTAL PODCAST: Mike Huckabee is a candidate for President of the United States. He is also a former Governor on one of those States (Arkansas). As such, shouldn’t we expect him to have a better than average understanding of Constitutional issues?

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