On the Wednesday January 29, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:
A recap of the State of the Union address. What was good? What was bad? How many GOP responses did they have and did they bring any discussion worthy of merit to the table?
Also, what was called the “sneauxpocalypse” was more like the “neauxpocalypse” (at least in New Orleans). I will talk about how the south is embarassingly incompetent in dealing with winter weather and why we should reconsider private control of our entergy infrastructure.
All that, tweet of the week, words of redneck wisdom, headlines and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right!
David Vitter is running for Governor. His involvement with prostitutes in his past is bound to be a major issue that opponents bring up. In the most recent episode of Liberal Dan Radio I even brought up why Vitter is violated his own stated principles by not resigning from office and by continuing to seek elected office after cheating on his wife, especially in the illegal way that he committed adultery (i.e. with prostitutes).
I also think it is important that we expose the prostitutes that David Vitter does business with. No, I am not speaking of the sex workers. I am speaking of the political opportunists and hypocrites who swam to support David Vitter who would otherwise not do so.
In regards to the Vitter candidacy, Gene Mills (President of the Louisiana Family Forum) stated:
Sen. Vitter has been a stellar example of the conservative legislator… From a biblical standpoint, David sought counseling form his church (after the 2007 DC Madam scandal). He sought counseling and reconciliation with his wife…I think it’s probably a healthy example of how imperfect hearts — how this world is made up of only that.
Now, are we to believe that such a statement would have been made for a liberal who had been caught up in a sex scandal? Even in Louisiana, Republicans who drift from their path that they are supposed to follow are shunned. So what is going on here? Why is this ultra socially conservative group support a “whoremonger”?
The answer is clear: Money. In FY 2008 Senator Vitter earmarked funds for the Louisiana Family Forum in the amount of $100,000 to help them promote faith based creation “science”. After the controversy over that earmark, the funds were moved to Ouachita Parish School Board, an entity that consistently promotes creationist ideas and has close ties to the Louisiana Family Forum. Vitter has also hired members of the Louisiana Family Forum on his campaigns, showing an additional financial closeness between himself and the LFF.
It seems clear to this blogger that the Louisiana Family Forum is willing to bend over backwards (or forwards) for any sinful politician that sends money their way, especially for one Senator David Vitter. This is why they are clearly one of the David Vitter Prostitutes.
On the January 22nd, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:
The worst kept secret in Louisiana politics was revealed this week. Louisiana’s junior senator David Vitter has announced his candidacy for governor. Current governor Bobby Jindal is term limited and has to sit out a term before running again. Vitter is already pushing a “family values” campaign via his surrogates and that means the gloves come off when it comes to his involvement in the DC Madam scandal. Regardless of his “serious sins” I will go into why Vitter is bad for Louisiana. I will also explain why his own words make him inelligible to serve office according to his own standards.
Florida is at it again. Yet another shooting has taken place for no reason. Curtis Reeves, a former police captain, shot somebody over him sending text messages during the previews. And, of course, Reeves is claiming “self defense”. Now, nobody can say if that claim will be successful in court until the trial happens. However, if it does, this will be evidence that Florida law is absolutely ridiculous.
A Milwaukee couple was running a private, Christian, voucher school and that school abruptly closed down last month. What students did they serve? What happens to them now? And where are the owners? The answers to at least some might surprise you.
All that plus and update on the New Orleans noise ordinance, headlines, tweet of the week, words of redneck wisdom, and more this week on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.
On the January 15th, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:
There is a proposed noise ordinance in the City of New Orleans that will be debated this week at City Hall. It will cover loud music in the French Quarter. Are local businesses allowing their music to play too loud? Or are people wanting to change the culture of New Orleans from what it is to something different? Is there a constitutional right to make noise? I will go into those issues and I plan to have guests on to discuss the issue.
I also plan on discussing the West Virginia chemical spill. Could it have been prevented? Why does this help prove that Republicans just don’t have our best interests in mind.
Those issues, tweet of the week, words of redneck wisdom, headlines and more on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right!
On the January 8th, 2014 episode of Liberal Dan Radio:
First a shout-out to the Good Men Project for republishing my post about Phil Robertson and his comments about marrying 15 year olds. Go check out their site.
There is a picture going around Facebook that supposedly proves why Walmart cannot raise hourly wages to a minimum of $15 an hour. Perhaps you have seen it or not. Either way, I will debunk the image and show why none of the information on it should be believed.
Rapist from Steubenville, Ma’lik Richmond, was released from prison this past week. The statment from his lawyer was one of the most disgusting piece of rape apologia I have ever read. I will go over what was said and why the statement was completely irresponsible.
Finally, as a gag gift for the holidays, I received a coloring book that told me all about the wonder that is Ted Cruz. I have posted a few images on the show slideshow. Any parent who gets these kinds of coloring books for their children should be reported for child abuse. It is really sad.
All those topics plus headlines, words of redneck wisdom, tweet of the week and more this week on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.
Tonight on my show I discussed Phil Robertson and his idea that you should marry girls who are 15 or 16 years old. In a public speech he said:
Look, you wait ’til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that’s going to take place is your pocket. You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They’ll pick your ducks.
Now, many people that I see who are commenting on this are discussing the “ick factor” that comes with the idea of an old redneck talking about how you should marry a 15 or 16 year old. And I am not trying to take anything away from that. It definitely is icky from a creepy old man standpoint as well as a statutory rape standpoint. However, if you are only talking about that ick factor then you are only scratching the surface of why his comments are so wrong.
The reason he suggests men should be finding young girls is that he feels that at that age they have not had enough time to form their own opinions about how they want to live their own lives. In his words, a 20 year old woman won’t “pick ducks” but a 15 or 16 year old girl will. Why? Because she perhaps hasn’t formed a strong opinion either way and as the man in the patriarchal society that Phil Robertson wants to retain, he feels that it is his job to explain to the young girl that it is her job to “pick ducks”. But it is not just about “picking ducks”. It is about all aspects of life. He feels that if you allow women to form an opinion on their own they might actually express it. They might actually stand up for it. They might actually fight for something that they feel is right and question the authority that Phil Robertson’s desired way of life seeks to place over women. In his mind men have to get these girls while they are young before they can be strong enough to stand up to the bullshit of Phil Robertson and his apologists. This reminds me of the type of man that would tell his wife “when I want your opinion I will give it to you”. His type of marriage that he supports is one of control. I guess it says a lot about his character that he cannot handle a strong, independent minded, woman. He want’s someone weak and subservient. His type of personality couldn’t handle any more.
And to preemptively respond to the “what about his rights” crowd, I am not saying he doesn’t have the right to say such things. I am just saying that society should not tolerate that type of attitude towards women and it should be condemned from here to eternity. If a woman wants to “pick ducks” then that is her choice. It is not the job of a man to condition a woman to act as he pleases. Here is a novel concept. Find a woman with similar interests and build on those interests. I guess that is too much for someone like Phil Robertson to grasp.
On the first episode of Liberal Dan Radio for 2014:
Twitter is an interesting place and I ended 2013 with some interesting interactions. I will speak about a couple of them and review one of my previous blog posts that talks about being an imperfect advocate.
Phil Robertson has another video that popped up where he tells men how to find themselves a good wife. If you have not heard it yet, stay tuned because it is a hoot.
The days off that come with the holidays allowed me to watch some shows that I have not watched in a while. One of those is extreme couponing. Some of their actions on the show made me question the logic of how they are saving. Does saving money buying something you wont actually use really saving money? Do some of these people suffer from the “it’s on sale” fallacy? Are some of these people really just hoarders?
And finally, I have asked some people to submit their #boldpredictionsfor2014. You can still submit yours or call in to the show to make them. I will go over some I came up with and talk a little about what this year has in store.
All those topics plus Words of Redneck Wisdom, Headlines, Tweet of the Week, and more tonight on Liberal Dan Radio: Talk From The Left, That’s Right.