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Sometimes Speech Is Ugly



In 1775, Patrick Henry gave one of the greatest – if not the greatest – speech in American history. The problem was that it was also seditious, traitorous and downright objectionable – if you happen to be a Loyalist. It reminds us of the precious care with which we hold the freedom to speak our minds.  

In England – the Mother Country – a man is convicted for teaching his girlfriends dog to give a Nazi salute. In the United States, people with a specific view are told that they are not welcome at an event.

Related events?

Is Social Media trying to cull conservative voices?

Why does it matter?

In all of the world and in all of history, it is the 1st Amendment that guarantees that the Government cannot interfere with the freedom of speech.

In a look at the lighter side of things, an Astronomer discovers a “new” planet. And an Olympia man discovers that “dope is better in Tacoma.” Except that there are also paratroopers coming to get you…



img_4392Cami and I are in Tacoma. By very early Monday morning we should be back already, but after a whirlwind trip of 1600 miles, I’m not sure that I will get up in time to take Ben to school, let alone record a show. If I do, great. If not, I’ll give Tuesday the Monday honor.

We’re up here to meet with our Agent and a contractor on a house that we are trying to purchase. At this point I have no idea if we will qualify or not, but it’s too perfect of a location (location, location, location) and size and price not to try. I’ve never owned a house before. But after so many years of pairing with Chris Papworth on radio and podcast, I was pretty comfortable with the process of getting started and the agent we have up there was a little pleased that I was able to get our mortgage application documents to them in about five minutes.

Thanks for all the lessons, Chris!

Anyway, if you missed Friday’s episode of The Dave & John Show, you can listen to it HERE or below. You can also subscribe via iTunes or via any other podcast catcher or XML reader HERE.

John and I have wanted to do this for a very long time, but we waited until neither of us were on the air to launch the Dave & John Show Podcast. We certainly enjoy ourselves, and hopefully you will too.

For the future, my show will be Monday (except this week), Wednesday and Thursday, with The Dave & John Show taking over Fridays.

Thanks for all the well wishes and good vibes. And for listening to all of the Podcasts. We love putting them together for you and hope that you enjoy them just as much.



Editors Note: Dave is pretty distracted today. He lost his weekly notes that he drafts on Sunday which had the Friday outline in them. While the podcast isn’t exactly a “stream of conscience” moment, it is a bit more of Dave ruminating on the recent shows and the course his own life is about to take.

600525_10150847195888344_831094096_nThere was a time when the Nation was practically invulnerable. On the night before he left office, Ike explained to JFK why certain things had been handled the way that they had been. Despite Kennedy’s campaign issue on the so-called “missile gap” with the Soviets, Eisenhower had remained silent on the matter, refusing to help Nixon’s campaign by refuting the false claim.

And now, in the office he would occupy just after noon the next day, Kennedy learned why he had been so silent. In that moment, Kennedy would later realize, lie the difference between a campaign for President and actually being President.

As the meeting between the two men wrapped up, Ike reached for the phone, and said three short words. within a few moment, the Marine 1 Helicopter was waiting on the South Lawn. As the two men left the office and returned to the groups they were with, he said, “I’ve just shown my friend here how to get out of here in a hurry.”

Is it happening? There have been some rumors going about, and in truth Dave actually started them, but now the answer and the official word can be announced about the Big Move to the PACNORWEST.

Dave gives you his predictions about the AFC and NFC Championships on Sunday.

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