Liberal Dan Radio 11/6/2019: KenFreakingTucky!

On the November 6, 2019 episode of Liberal Dan Radio

Is the country getting sick of Trump finally? Donald Trump couldn’t even help a Republican incumbent get elected Governor. He faces a potential defeat in Louisiana as well. Is this the country finally starting to show signs of discontent? We will discuss that and more on this, an unscripted show. No headlines and no bits. Just the issues and your calls. 

Remember, if you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave your comments @LiberalDanRadio on Twitter, on the Liberal Dan Facebook Page, or on the show thread on 

Thanks to Ross Bugden – Music on YouTube is where I got my show intro.

Liberal Dan Radio 09-12-2018: Kenner Bra!

On the September 12, 2018 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

The small city of Kenner made national news the other day by refusing to allow Nike to be a part of booster clubs who participate in the city. I will go over the memos sent by Mayor Zahn and the implications that go far behond Colin Kaepernick.

Hurricane Florence is bearing down on the East Coast and Hurricane Trump is trying his best to cause problems for people during and after the storm. Remember, Water is very wet.

And if we are able to, I will be talking to Lee Dugas, yet another candidate in the LA01 race for Congress against Steve Scalise. Lee has been on the program before and I will be happy to have her on if she has time.

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

Thanks to Ross Bugden – Music on YouTube is where I got my show intro
“Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod 

Liberal Dan Radio: 8/16/2017 – What did I miss?

#LiberalDanRadio returns triumphently to discuss the last 8+ months and especially the recent happenings under the Trump Administration and Charlottesville.

Donald Trump is acting like a mad man pounding his shoe on the podium in front of the whole world. Will he actually lead us to nuclear war? His words seem to make some people think that he is itching for it.

Riots in Charlottesville, Va lead to the death of one protester and a large debate. Especially on if it is ok to #PunchANazi.

In my neck of the woods, New Orleans flooded for no good reason and many bad ones. I will discuss that a little if there is time.

Those stories, plus the return of words of redneck wisdom and maybe more, Wednesday at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Thanks to Ross Bugden – Music on YouTube, I have new show intro music. Check that video out here.
I also have new music to do “Hypocrite of the Week” – Music: If I Had a Chicken – Kevin MacLeod

Liberal Dan Radio 10/14/2015: Louisiana Election Season 2015

On the October 14, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing many of the races going on in Louisiana. From the Governor on down I will discuss who i support and why. I will also talk about some of the issues being brought up in this race, from who stood up to Barack Obama the most to David Vitter and his “serious sins”.

And at the bottom half of the hour I will be interviewing Kara ‘Apple’ Washington, candidate for the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in district 2.

Those issues, headlines, tweet of the week, and more this week at 8pm central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

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Liberal Dan Radio 09/09/2015 – Freagle: Politically Connect

On the September 9, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Open lines and subjects for the first half hour of the show. Then at the bottom half of the hour I welcome back Niki Papazaglokis, founder of Freagle, to discuss the official launch of the project and how you can use the tool in order to learn more about the candidates running for office and how you can Politically Connect.

Those issues, headlines, tweet of the week, and more at 8pm Central on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

Remember you can help the show expand by contributing to the podcast at the Liberal Dan Radio GoFundMe page.

Liberal Dan Radio 8/5/2015: Three Years

On the August 5, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

I will discuss the last three years of Liberal Dan Radio and several of the issues being discussed today, including the Planned Parenthood fauxtroversy and the GOP debate craziness.

Tune in at 8pm central for Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.

And remember, please contribute to the Liberal Dan Radio Go Fund Me page.

Liberal Dan Radio 5/21/2015: Bobby Jindal is an embarrassment.

On the May 21, 2015 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:

Right as it looked like Louisiana wasn’t going to embarass itself, again, with discriminatory laws Bobby Jindal comes to save the day to keep Louisiana pushing downwards to the bottom of every list. Hypocrite Jindal issued an executive order directing his administration to basically enforce the legislation that wasn’t passed.

Say what? I will go into why that is majorly hipocritical. I will also go into why his executive order is not only discriminatory, but is poorly constructed as well.

If time permits I will also go into other issues and take your calls as well.

So for more Talk From The Left, That’s Right, tune in at 8pm Central on Blog Talk Radio.

Remember, you can also support the show by going to the Liberal Dan Go Fund Me page.

Liberal Dan Radio 1/8/2015: Je Suis Charlie

Liberal Dan Radio returns to Thursdays at 8pm Central this week, January 7th, 2015.

A terrorist attack in France at the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has caused shock waves around the world. Muslim extremists attacked the paper for some cartoons it has done. Can one really claim to have faith if one is effected by simple drawings mocking ones religion? Shouldn’t ones faith be able to overcome such feelings if ones faith is strong? This story also revealed another item that Conservatives like to harp on. Conservatives believe that Liberals are soft on Muslim extremism and would allow so called “Sharia Law” to be enacted in the US. I will explain how that is absolutely untrue.

It is not just Muslim extremists who want to attack free speech. Kirby Delauter doesn’t seem to quite get that simple fact. I will talk about his claims and the hilarious response to them as well.

Finally, I will be discussing the Steve Scalise scandal that continues to run through the media and explain why his choice to knowingly accept an invitation to speak given to him by a person known to him to be a racist is the biggest problem here.

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

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Judged by the company you keep

With Mary Landrieu losing the Louisiana Senatorial runoff election last year, one could say that the conservative tidal wave that started by the “Southern Strategy” implemented by Nixon and Reagan is now complete. Liberals like myself have been critical of the GOP and the utilization of the “Southern Strategy”. Nixon and Reagan targeted disenfranchised white southerners who used to be registered as Democrats but became disenfranchised after the Democratic Party started supporting civil rights legislation. Reagan would say things like “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the Democratic Party left me”. Reagan went so far as to discuss “states rights” in Philadelphia MS. That was the location of the murders of several civil rights workers. The people who murdered them, and others who felt like them, believed that “states rights” enabled Jim Crow and other laws meant to keep black persons as second class citizens.

Typically when you try and reach out to a group and want to convince them to vote with you, the idea is that you want them to keep voting with you. This means you need to give them reasons to continue voting for you and as such you will have to pass laws and support policies that they like. So Reagan creating a coalition that included white southern racists meant that he would have to pander to those people if he wanted to keep their votes.

Now we have Steve Scalise and his speech at the Landmark Hotel in Metairie Louisiana. There are a lot of conflicting stories about the nature of his talk including what was spoken about and who was the targeted audience. I am not going to go into all of those items in this post. However, one thing has been made pretty clear. Steve Scalise accepted an invitation from Kenny Knight to speak that day. Kenny Knight is a David Duke ally and a known racist and anti-semite. According to Knight, Scalise knew about Knight and his feelings on people who are black on the topic of the “Jewish Question” (his words). If Scalise knew of these things then why on earth would he accept a speaking invitation from him?

I was raised Jewish and have many friends who are black. Steve Scalise is the 3rd ranking member of the House. It concerns me greatly that someone with that much power and influence would be pandering to racists and anti-semites. Scalise should be judged by the company he keeps. And it seems pretty clear that he had no problem accepting a speeing engagement where he was invted by a racist and anti-semite.

Political Prostitution: The underlying problem of the new Steve Scalise news

Louisiana has some history with politicians and prostitutes. Just look at David Vitter. However, that is not the prostitution I am writing about. I am referring to political prostitution, the willingness to do whatever it takes to be elected. The willingness to basically have no personal values and instead go where the wind blows you and be willing to accept any speaking engagement or endorsement without giving it a thought.

Take Joseph Cao for example. The former Congressman from Louisiana’s Second Congressional District was willing to take all endorsements regardless of who they came from. One group he accepted an endorsement from was the Louisiana Family Forum. The LFF is the Louisiana offshoot of the Family Research Council, a group that the Southern Poverty Law Center has deemed a hate group. When I called the Jeff Crouere show to ask him about his acceptance of that endorsement, Joseph Cao said that he didn’t know much about the group but was happy to accept their endorsement. This was enough for me to reject him in the jungle primary and instead vote for another candidate who seemed to have more character than Cao.

I have also rejected other candidates for blindly accepting endorsements. Many politicians in New Orleans have accepted endorsements from the “Regular Democratic Organization”. When I ask them if they know anything about the history of the RDO, they often do not. Well, the RDO split from the Orleans Parish Democratic Party when Mayor Moon Landrieu and his allies in the Democratic party endorsed civil rights and integration.

So now the blog CenLamar has made national news for uncovering the fact that when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was a State Legislator, he accepted a speaking engagement at a EURO convention. EURO stands for the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. They stand for so called “white civil rights”. Basically they are a horrible organization tied to David Duke and anybody living in Louisiana at the time, especially politically active persons, should have been aware of this. Scalise has been criticized for failing to know this simple fact when he spoke in front of them. Some have even suggested that he should have known upon entering the convention that something was not right at this speaking engagement. Others suggested that he was understaffed and would not have had the time to fully vet each speaking engagement. Unless something in writing turns up where Scalise informs David Duke that he would love to attend the event and completely endorses its purposes, the only person who will really know the limit of Congressman Scalise’s knowledge of the event and who was putting it on is Congressman Scalise.

That being said, this is just another example of political prostitution. If Scalise did know who he was speaking in front of, he just proves that he will speak in front of anyone for political gain. If Scalise didn’t know who he was speaking in front of, he just proves that he doesn’t care who he speaks in front of for political gain. This proves that he has no principles. All one really has to do is listen to his political stances to realize this. When he was on WWL Radio previously discussing several issues, including the Affordable Care Act, Scalise just parroted all the same points that every other GOP rep makes. There is no new thought there. There is no divergence from his party. There is no “unlike some people in my party, I would keep x even though I dislike y and z”. He, like many other politicians these days, is just an empty shell filled with canned rhetoric and willing to do whatever it takes to win. And that is ultimately why he spoke in front of EURO. I cannot say that Scalise is a racist, but I will say that he is a political whore.