Liberal Dan Radio 11/30/2016: Surviving the Trumpocalypse

The Trump/Pence has sounded and wildfires blaze, the Trumpocalypse is coming. Being prepared for what is to come requires a close look at how he intends to “govern” and a look at what we need to do to stand together against his plans and the people has has emboldened.

The list of people he is considering for posts is mind numbingly stupid and his supporters grow more and more dangerous by the day. The time to be silent is over. It is time to stand up and stand together against this threat to our country. So tune in at 8pm Cental on Blog Talk Radio to Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Liberal Dan Radio 11/16/2016: The Electoral College

Hate the #ElectoralCollege? Love it? Tonight at 8pm Central, on Liberal Dan Radio,  I will go over some of the following topics.

Why was it needed?

Do we need it today?

Should anything at the national level be decided by a “popular vote”?

Would candidates really ignore “flyover country” without it?

Why is the modern implementation of the Electoral College a violation of the founders principals of what it was supposed to do?

Those topics and more tonight at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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“Today is a beginning, not an ending”

Earlier today I was in a place where I was thinking of giving up on doing the Liberal Dan Radio podcast. Not just for today, but for good. That is basically how hopeless I felt about things.

That is until a friend of mine told me this: “You have to. Today is a beginning, not an ending”

That gave me the strength to get on the air. So I want to thank that friend for that. And during the podcast I realized an important thing. While I am Jewish and Trumps pandering to antisemites still terrifies me, there are many other people out there… friends of mine who have shared their fears today. People who may feel less than safe about speaking up during a Trump Administration about their fears and needs. Those people are going to need advocates. I can use my show to be one of those advocates. I can use my show to stand up and fight for others who do not feel comfortable standing up and being visible right now. So that is what I will do.

Liberal Dan Radio 11/9/2016: #Trumpocalypse Election 2016 fallout

On the November 9, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Donald Trump beat the odds and won the election. I will go over my reactions that night.

And then I will discuss the repercussions of electing him. What will happen with the Supreme Court? Does Obama still have a chance to appoint Scalila’s replacement? How will the makeup of the court look? Can Obamacare last? Will the Democrats be able to stop anything over the next four years?

All those questions and more will be discussed at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Liberal Dan Radio 10/26/2016: Donald Trump’s Contract On America

On the October 26, 2016 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussin Donald Trump’s 100 day contract on America. I will go into what he lists on his website as his plans and explain why some of the ideas are just ridiculous, why some prove he is not prepared to be President, and I might even agree with one or two… well one.

If time allows I will go into other details of this election.

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Liberal Dan Radio August 24, 2016: The other side of the story: Sydney Bazan of Relief Spark

In a Liberal Dan Radio exclusive, I will be discussing the allegations made by the outgoing Attorney General of Missouri Chris Koster against Sydney Bazan of Relief Spark. In the wake of the Louisiana flooding, many people jumped out to help and unfortunately some people have sought to scam people out of their money in the name of aid. One Facebook group that looked like they were trying to shine a light on scammers and fraudsters after the flooding is called Expose Baton Rouge flood fraud. Unfortunately the group seems to instead be set up to target specific individuals with allegations. I am not sure about all the allegations made about every single individual on that page. However, one such person is Sydney Bazan and she will have the opportunity to respond to the accusations made against her by the group and by AG Chris Koster. We will also review previous works done to get a whole picture of the entirety of the work. Unlike most of the people commenting on this story, I have read the agreement between the State of Missouri and Bazan/Relief Spark and after tonight you will understand that people are getting the story very wrong. That interview will be at 8:30 PM central time.

Before that I will be discussing other aspects of the Louisiana Flooding, sexism in the Olympic Games, and just catching up in general since it has been a few weeks since I have been on the air. I will be taking your calls as well.

So tune in at 8pm Central for Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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We have the playbook of bigotry! Listen to us!

When oppressed people have the playbook of bigots, don’t shut them out, listen to them!

In recent days some people who I considered to be friends have described me as “nuts” or “delusional” for being concerned about the Donald Trump candidacy, especially in light of his using propaganda from white supremacist websites. Some people even asked if I really believed that it could happen here.

OF COURSE it can happen here. It can happen anywhere! And it is much more likely to happen when people who have never had to deal with bigotry in their lives silence those who have. There are people who are members of various oppressed minorities. The levels of oppression have differed over the years. But they have still seen things and experienced hatred that the privileged class has not seen before.

Let me be clear, if you are fortunate enough to have been born into a setting where you haven’t experienced hate and bigotry then I am happy for your good fortune. However, other people have not been so lucky. And I become less and less happy about good fortune when you not only ignore the please of people who have seen the hate and bigotry, but you actively seek to silence them. I was told by one of my friends that he was concerned about my paranoia and that I should “get off social media”.

My experiences are far from the worse being experienced today in the United States. I was raised Jewish. I learned in my Hebrew day school all about the Holocaust. When my teacher (who had survived the Holocaust) had to leave the room during Holocaust presentations, that effected me to my core. The human brain cannot fathom the atrocities when it hears that millions of people died. But it can definitely see the pain of one soul who lived it. I had people act in horror when an ex girlfriend told them that she was dating a “jew”. I have seen and witnessed many examples of people who want to kill other Jews. It terrified us that a Louisiana election for Governor was between a crook and a former grand wizard of the KKK (and at the time we lived in Maryland). Despite all what I have witnessed and been through, I am still pretty well off comparatively on the oppression scale. But there is that little alarm in the back of my head that goes off when something seems wrong. And this Trump candidacy is sending off warning signals.

And it is not just Jews. Many other oppressed classes are sending up their own warning flares about what a Trump presidency would mean to them. Yet the non-oppressed classes just want to silence them.

I came up with a sports metaphor and I think it is fairly spot on. We have seen how people use bigotry rise to power. We have that playbook. We can go through it and see what the next move is going to be. We are jumping up and down, screaming that they are going to be doing a pass play next. Yet you insist on shoving 8 men in the box and defending the run when the other team has put 5 wide receivers out there. You lose the game that way. Well, we are fearful that we will lose the game here. We fear that the neo-nazis and white supremacists Trump panders to will have a voice in his administration.

If you ignore us and silence us, what will we be able to do when they come after you next?

#HesWithHer

#HesWithHer and @BernieSanders supporters are livid. More #BlackLivesMater discussion as well, Wednesday July 13th at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

How did the endorsement of Hillary Clinton go over with the Sandernistas? Are people’s heads exploding?

Why is the #BlackLivesMatter movement similar to what we saw in China years ago. Why are we treated it so differently?

Why are police making it harder on themselves by curbing legal activities?

Those stories and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio.

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You cannot be my friend and support Donald Trump.

Donald Trump has made it clear what his feelings are about Black people, women, Jews, Muslims, LGBT,  and Latinos. If you support him you will prove to me that you don’t give a crap about me or people I care about.

This is the line in the sand. If you don’t realize what a piece of garbage Trump is, open your damned eyes. Stop making excuses for racism, antisemitic behavior, or other forms of bigotry.

If you support him, we are done.

Liberal Dan Radio 7/6/2016: Alton Sterling, Closed for Essence, and POTUS 2016

#AltonSterling #ClosedForEssence and #Potus2016 will be the topics for discussion tonight on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From the Left, That’s Right. Wednesday at 8pm Central.

Alton Sterling was shot and killed by police. I will discuss issues pertaining to this shooting in a line of dead black people at the hands of police.

Essence Festival was in New Orleans last weekend. Some places were “Closed For Maintenance”. Is that legitimate? Or is that code for something else?

Also, several items are on the table for discussion in the presidential election, including the FBI deciding to not recommend charges and Donald Trump’s use of anti-semetic propaganda to further his campaign.

Those topics, tweet of the week, headlines, and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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