Liberal Dan Radip 8/13/2014: Return of the Stephen

On the August 13, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Stephen VanderGast returns to debate the issues. Topics for potential discussion include the House Committee report on Benghazi, the comments of Neil deGrasse Tyson and GMO foods, and the law in Illinois that includes shooting police under the castle doctrine.

Those topics, headlines, tweet of the week, words of redneck wisdom and more at 8pm central on Blog Talk Radio.

Liberal Dan Radio 4/16/2014: SCIENCE!

On the April 16, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan radio.

SCIENCE! I went to Tulane University on Monday to see Neil deGrasse Tyson speak about a plethora of different things. He was really great. If you have seen him speak about science before you would know that he is really awesome but in person made it that much better. I will review some of the things that he went over in his presentation and why I believe he could go into a career in politics and be awesome at it. He is not only brilliant, but he also has a love for this country that allowed his genius to grow.

As Dr. Tyson seeks to make our nation smarter, the Food Babe is helping to dumb down our nation. She is responsible for getting Subway to remove the “yoga mat ingredient” from their bread recipie. She is now trying to claim that the Doubletree Hotel has anti-freeze in the free cookies given to guests. I will explain why her tactics are irresponsible.

Finally, I will also talk about poker star Phil Ivey. He is facing potential charges for what a casino calls cheating. But is it really cheating? Does government go too far to protect casinos? I will go into that as well.

Those topics, headlines, tweet of the week and more, Wednesday at 8pm central.

 

Ironic Walmart Ad is Ironic

Rush is my favorite band. I feel they are oft overlooked for their talent. That they only just recently made the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is evidence of how long it took for them to get respect by the business. So I am always happily surprised when I hear their music used in ways other than entertainment.

The song Working Man is one of my favorites. Watching the Sochi Olympics I heard the song come on and was wondering what this ad might be for. Turns out, it is for Walmart.

Seriously.

Here is the commercial:

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Liberal Dan Radio 2/12/2014: Lagniappe

On the February 12th Episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

I will be throwing the topics to you guys. If you feel like talking about something, bring it on. Open lines, open chat room… as long as you have open minds I welcome you to the debate.

If you do not call in I can talk about a variety of issues like the conviction of Ray Nagin and what it means for Louisiana and the perception of corruption and how that is often skewed.

If there is time I will also discuss today’s ruling in KY requiring them to accept gay marriages from other states. I will discuss why the ruling doesn’t completely overturn the KY marriage ban and what needs to happen from here.

All those topics plus tweet of the week, headlines, words of redneck wisdom and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Also, I have enterred the small business, big grant contest by FedEx. Please remember to vote once a day, every day, until the end of the contest for Liberal Dan Radio.

Liberal Dan Radio 12/4/2013: Filiflustered

On the December 4th, 2013 Episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

I am back. After a month of vacation and sickness I am back and I am angry at my own party over what happened with the filibuster. It was wrong. I talk about some of my feelings over at the blog. However, in this show I will review how the nuclear option works, my history of being opposed to it, and how hypocrisy abounds on both sides of the aisle with its use.

There are also more updates about the Affordable Care Act. See how some insurers acted in bad faith in forcing people to lose their policies that they liked. I will also discuss an anecdotal success story coming from a Republican who likes the plan she got.

Finally, someone posted a picture of a science test that includes questions about God. The school was non-public and religious. I will explain why having such subjects as part of the curriculum is harmful to both the children at the school and to society as a whole.

All that, headlines, words of redneck wisdom, tweet of the week, an update from Bryan at Cool Mini Or Not and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From the Left, That’s Right!

Liberal Dan Radio November 20, 2013

On the November 20th episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

With me losing my heat and two vacations, it seems like this will be the only episode of LIberal Dan Radio for November of 2013.

There is a lot to catch up on. George Zimmerman is at it again. He has been arrested again. At what point does he lose his rights to carry a weapon? At what point do his apologists say “enough is enough”?

The insanity over the Affordable Care Act is continuing. It has caused me to create a new YouTube bit for the show. It is called Fat Man Rants. I will go over some of the points made in those videos. We also have people saying that the issues with the healthcare website are “Obama’s Katrina”. Yeah, I will lay into them too.

A Walmart store has started a food drive to help employees assist other employees who need help eating on Thanksgiving. If you cannot see why this is wrong, I will lay it out for you.

Earlier in the year, Governor Jindal cut funding to aid foster children once they turn 18 go to school and transition into adulthood by themselves. I am not sure how I missed this but I did not miss it tonight.

All those plus Words of Redneck Wisdom, Tweet of the Week, Headlines and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Liberal Dan Radio 10/23/2013: More government or less government?

On the October 23, 2013 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

The simplest breakdown between the two main sides of the political spectrum is if you need more government or if you need less government. So I want to have that discussion today. Where are the places where more government intervention is needed? Where are the places where less government intervention is needed?

Many of the people who are against the Affordable Care Act believe that it is a governmental power grab. They believe that it is government run wild and that government shouldn’t have a place at the table. They believe in free market solutions. Do they work? Is full government intervention the answer? I will look at Texas (of all places) to show where a good mix of government and private ownership may be able to bring a better solution.

The recent case regarding the arrest of two students after a bullied girl killed herself has also opened the discussion of if we need more or less government. Is bullying a right of passage that government has no right to interfere with? Would cracking down on bullying by making it a crime violate free speech rights? Or does the right to be kept free of harm enable he state to come down and place strict penalties for those who wish to torture and torment other people.

A campaign flyer in New Orleans was published before the last election seeking to turn voters away form voting for an openly gay candidate. Should there be stricter laws dealing with such mailers or would that also be a violation of free speech rights?

I will also look back at the Erin Cox case and see if we can have any updates with that fiasco.

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

If you are listening to the show during the podcast and want to voice your opinion on the issues heard, go to liberaldan.com.

Liberal Dan Radio September 18th, 2013: Baracknaphobes assemble

On the September 18th, 2013 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

The Baracknaphobes are at it again. This time they believe that your dermatologist is going to be required to ask you about your sexual history. Of course the author provides no proof so we are supposed to believe the crazies. The Baracknaphobes still refuse to give Obama credit for doing what they gave credit to Bush for. How far down the well do they have to fall? Is there a bottom?

A shooting took place in D.C. Is this proof that more gun control is needed? Has this country gone crazy for guns? Can we find a happy medium that protects gun rights while protecting innocent people from getting shot?

I will also talk about my recent trip to Tampa to see the Saints play. I have some very good highlights and some very bad examples of stupidity as well.

Finally, I will rant a little bit about TV, pedicabs, bikes and some other random things.

All that, tweet of the week, headlines, words of redneck wisdom and more, Wednesday on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Liberal Dan Radio August 22, 2013: Ferry Tolls, Education, and Untested Methods

On the August 22nd episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Well, the New Orleans City Council made a decision on what to charge for tolls to cross the river on a ferry. Thank you to the “stop the tolls” folks for screwing the ferry riders over. I will rant about that for a bit and why they couldn’t simply find an alternate way to fund the ferries.

The past few weeks I have said that I would talk about education in New Orleans and why the charter school model is failing many different people. I will go into that topic as well.

Finally, I will be having Eric from Untested Methods on the show to discuss the new album that is dropping soon. This is a Liberal Radio exclusive, you won’t want to miss it.

All that plus headlines, words of redneck wisdom, tweet of the week, and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk from the left, that’s right.

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