Liberal Dan Radio 09/15/2021: California, I don’t Recall…

On the September 15, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio, I will be discussing the failed California recall effort, rape culture within US Gymnastics and our Government, and AOC at the Met Gala. 

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

Liberal Dan Radio 08/25/2021: The Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan

On the August 25, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing all of the issues pertaining to the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. I won’t be pulling any punches and there is plenty of blame to go around on what happened here. I won’t be an apologist for my party but I won’t give them undue criticisms either. 

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

Liberal Dan Radio 08/11/2021: Is Rent Theft Two, Electric Boogaloo

On the August 11, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will revisit the topic of if rent is theft and should we revamp housing in this country. Landlords will clearly tell you one thing, but the anti-landlord crowd has a lot to say. Are you on either side of this issue? Tune in and find out. 

I will also be talking about my issues pertaining to returning to school in Louisiana and why the numbers seem off to me. 

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

Learning Loss and Covid-19 in Louisiana, what really happened?

Seriously, I want to know. Because we are being told that we have “learning loss” because the standardized test scores show a drop. However, a school will earn a 0 for a child who has not completed the test. We know this because in the middle of testing we pulled our child out when his school failed to protect him. If you have seen my content on this subject before, you’ll know that when he was picked up, children were sitting elbow to elbow (no social distancing) and many were unproperly masked (if masked at all).

I know of other parents who chose to not test their kids last year as well because they wanted to protect their kids. Get enough 0’s and they will add up, perhaps significantly so.

I am a guy who likes to dig into the numbers. I figured that if I searched I could likely find the raw numbers that the media is reporting their information from so I can perhaps try and see if my argument would hold water or if I was just thinking too far outside the box.

I was able to find the page for the Louisiana Dept. of Education of education performance scores for elementary and middles schools. Maybe you can look as well and see if you can see what I see?

Screenshot from Louisiana Believes website revealing a lack of assessed/not assessed information

They list the percent of students Assessed and not Assessed for 2018-2019 but not for 2020-2021! I am not going to automatically assume that there is a grand conspiracy to hide the data. However, I did go ahead and send a message to the Louisiana Dept. of Education to find out why that information is missing from the page. That is data that we need to know in order for us to determine if the numbers showing “learning loss” are legitimate or if there are extenuating factors (like more 0s than normal because of the pandemic) that would mean that we really didn’t have “learning loss” but that we just had attendance loss.

But one thing I will point out from another page on the site is that they said this about the “2020 Cohort Graduation rate

“Due to COVID-19, student seat time and assessment requirements were waived beginning March 13, 2020 through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. As a result, data from the 2019-2020 school year is not directly comparable to results from prior or future school years and should be interpreted with caution, especially when making comparisons with results from other school years.”

So if Covid-19 made it so that we can’t look at the “cohort graduation rate” without using caution, why doesn’t the same apply for us looking at LEAP test results as well?

And if they are going to use falling LEAP scores to justify a return to distance learning (despite the increased dangers of the Delta variant of Covid-19) shouldn’t we be able to have all the data available to us so that we know that the loss of learning is legitimate instead of something that is simply a byproduct of the pandemic itself?

Remember, if you have not signed the petition yet to allow for virtual options in our schools during this dangerous pandemic, it can be found here.

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 07/28/2021: #Covid, #SimoneBiles, Jan 6 hearings, and more

On the July 28, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio, we will be discussing various issues like the January 6th hearings, the olympics, and Covid-19. We will also be taking your calls, and we will again be live both on BlogTalkRadio and on YouTube.

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

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

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

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