My letter to New Orleans officials on school opening and the risk of the Delta variant.

We need to press pause. We have kids from 5-12 going back to school with no virtual options. They can’t be vaccinated. And covid is surging amongst kids. Last year we gave kids a virtual option and Covid was less harmful to kids. Now it’s more harmful and we’re taking that option away?


And of kids 12-17, according to the governor they’re only 13% vaccinated. So covid will run rampant amongst them as well.


The leadership talks about “learning loss” from LEAP scores. But I know last year we pulled our kid from LEAP testing when our kids school failed to enforce masking/social distancing. So they got a 0 for him. How many parents opted to not participate in LEAP last year? How many 0s did schools get? How much of the so called “learning loss” simply happened because of of 0s from parents protecting their kids. 


And while I trust the science that the CDC says (that proper masking and social distancing can protect our children) I don’t trust that the schools will be able to enforce those guidelines. When my wife did go to pick up our son from LEAP,  they had kids in the cafeteria sitting elbow to elbow, some masked improperly, and others unmasked. Meanwhile, faculty just stood in the cafeteria and did nothing to enforce the masking rules in place. When that happens this year, Covid will run rampant.


They also say that adults vaccinating is another way we protect our kids under 12. Orleans is 50% vaccinated. Louisiana as a whole is under 40%. So if parents are not vaccinated as much as they should be, that’s just more vectors of transmission that will go through their kids. And if parents reject masking and vaccines, it’s probable their kids will also fight back against masking.

The superintendent spoke about not wanting to lose a generation of children. Children can’t learn from the hospital. Children can’t learn on a ventilator. Children can’t learn while dead. I feel that the insistence that we must return to regular learning is based on April 2021 thinking when the Delta variant wasn’t the threat it is now. How many positive children’s tests have taken place in the last week when school isn’t in session? How many kids will come to school that are already infected?


Which brings me to another point. We don’t know what social distancing measures these families have taken to protect their own kids? Shouldn’t we be requiring a negative Covid 19 test for unvaccinated kids returning to class? If we had at least that, we could at least hang our hat that it would be unlikely that nobody will start the year with an outbreak. The plan of the schools seems very reactive. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 


And remember, since we unwisely went to a 100% charter system, any parent who opts their children out of their school loses their spot and has to try again with the OneApp. That puts more pressure on parents who feel that in person learning is just too dangerous to risk in person attendance.


We can’t let children be experiments. We can’t just rush forward bull-headed with April 2021 mentality. 
We either need a required distance learning option for all schools or we need to take a pause on the start of the school year, especially for those kids who can’t be vaccinated, to see how this surge plays out. 
Help us protect our children. 


Liberal Dan Radio 07/21/2021: Did Covid Contribute to the Labor Shortage?

On the July 21, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we take a look at the so called “labor shortage” and what is causing it. Some have said that the shortage must be because 600K+ people have died during the panedmic. Others believe it has been caused by the extended unemployment benefits? And what is a “labor shortage” anyway? Do businesses and the government manipulate the totals to their favor? We will dive in and see. 

The olympics are starting this week. Has anyone played Plauge Inc to know this is a bad idea? We also now have two billionaires who have launched themselves into space. Could this money be spent more wisely? Are these programs needed to bring hope to America’s space program and children who yearn to be in the stars. Or are greedy people just playing with expensive toys? 

Those topics, Hypocrite of the Week, the Just Capital Minute, and more every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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Liberal Dan Radio 07/14/2021: Are We Really Ready For In School Learning?

On the July 14, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing the premature return to schools for children under 12. More children are going to the ICU with this new variant. Why are we not offering a choice in distance learning to parents with children who can’t be vaccinated? 

Also, we will be discussing the Texas Democrats who are modern day heroes for using their power to block these rediculous so called “Voter ID” laws that mostly have provisions that are not pertaining to having an ID. 

Those issues, hypocrite of the week,

every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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Liberal Dan Radio 06/23/2021: A History of Racism

On the June 23, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing the topic of racism and how it has evolved over the ages. Like a previous week when I read off someone’s tweet thread to discuss how crime was a social construct. This week, we will be looking at another tweet thread showing the history of how racism has not been weakened in this country. It’s just adapted. 

That topic, Hypocrite of the Week, the Just Capital Minute, and more every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod

Liberal Dan Radio 05/19/2021: Are they really pro-life?

On the May 19, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing the hypocrisy of the folks who claim to be pro-life but who wont take actions to help defend life in other ways. 

From Covid, to Medicare for All, to the problems between Israel and Palestine, Conservatives often fail to practice what they preach when it comes to defending the so called “sanctity of life”. 

I have some other rants to do as well as well as taking your calls. The show won’t have many bits this week either. But since there are no bit sponsors i can do that! 

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Liberal Dan Radio 03/10/2021: More on Republicans stealing elections and Super Stupidity

On the March 10, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio

Iowa passed a law meant to crack down on supposed election fraud. What did they do? Will it help? You probably know the answer to the second question already. 

The term “Super Straight” is crossing the interwebs and it’s transphobic as hell. Disagree? I welcome you to listen/call in as I discuss why. 

Conservatives are hypocritically crying about cancel culture again. When will they ever learn?

Those topics, Headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the week, the Just Money minute, and more on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. Wednesdays at 8pm Central. 

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“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod

Liberal Dan Radio 03/03/2021: A Covidiot Sandwich

On the March 3, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing many of the stories of the week. 

From the allegations against Governor Cuomo, to Louisiana Catholics seeming to go against the pope, to Texas and Mississippi eliminating mask mandates, the news of the week is just one big mess. And Liberal Dan Radio is here to cover it all. We will also give a shout out to the host with the most @NimbusYosh from @ThePercyPodcast 

Those topics, Headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the Week, the Just Money Minute, your calls and more Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod

Liberal Dan Radio 02/24/2021: More On Intactivists and Covidiots

On the February 24, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio

A facebook group that I am in had a discussion about circumcision. Opinions are strong but some of the people who oppose circumcision (often called intactivists) were making some horrible points that I will go into. 

I ran into a covidiot the other day because I had to go to the post office. I will discuss what happened in a little vent session. 

Those topics, Headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the Week, your calls and more Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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Liberal Dan Radio 02/10/2021: Marshall Plan for Moms, Impeachment Trial, and more

On the February 10, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be covering the Marshall Plan for Moms as proposed by Reshma Saujani (Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code). Families are clearly struggling during Covid-19. The impacts on women, especially women of color, are disproportionate in size. So what are my problems with the plan? Tune in and find out. 

We will also be discussing the 2nd impeachment trial of Donald Trump and why it is important even though it’s unlikely to result in a conviction that could prevent him from holding any Federal position again. 

Those topics, Headlines, Words of Redneck Wisdom, Hypocrite of the Week, your calls and more Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

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“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod

Liberal Dan Radio 01/27/2021: It’s Been One Week

On the January 27, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be taking a look at the first week of the Biden/Harris administration. We will be looking at the executive orders that he has been signing to help undo the harm of the last four years while Congress gets its act in order. 

I will also be talking about if the Democrats in Congress are being too “fair” to the GOP. Would the Republicans do the same if the roles were reversed?

Finally, we will also look at the impeached and some of the ridiculousness that he’s been up to. 

Those stories, headlines, words of redneck wisdom, hypocrite of the week, and more on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right; Wednesdays at 8PM Central on BlogtalkRadio. 

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“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod