Podcast 316

Midweek Updates. Live from the newsroom at the Bob Davis Podcasts. Bruce Jenner allegedly kills someone and everyone is talking about Brian Williams. Go figure. NBC News still doesn’t know what to do with the news anchor who embellished stories about Iraq, and now apparently Katrina, and whether he saved puppies or not when he ‘was a fireman’. If Williams is forced to leave, NBC will have to write him a check for fifty million dollars. Williams just signed a five year contract with the network for ten million dollars a year, so he might NOT be singing ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’. Alas, the news media IS crying for Williams. The New York Times says Williams is a victim of ‘false memory’, which apparently a lot of us have. The Minneapolis Star Tribune suggests this is a time for forgiveness. Why are they apologizing for Williams when real reporters – not to mention American servicemen and women – are actually dying when they cover the news, or being beheaded, or something like that. Even more sad news than the fall of a ‘hero’ television presenter is the sad story of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. The Brown family says they’ll remove Bobby from life support today, February 11th, the same day her mother passed. Bobby always said when Whitney died, she lost more than her mom, she lost her best friend. Yet more sad? IRS head John Koskinen says ILLEGAL aliens will be able to receive back earned income tax credit payments for as long as they have been in the US. Millions of illegals could receive millions of dollars in payouts, financed by American Taxpayers. It seems President Obama executive memoranda which amnestied these people neglected to exempt them from such payments, so Koskinen wants to be on the ‘safe side’. Enough to make us want to remove ourselves from life support. A town in Pennsylvania is placing signs at the edge of town that say, “This is NOT a Gun free Zone”, which is driving the gun control zealots into a frenzy. One of them says the signs will mean criminals will shoot first, and that Conoy Township ‘will be like the wild west’. The town says they’ll take that bet. Minnesota Governor Dayton’s struggle with the House over huge pay raises for his commissioners has descended into a battle over whether the Governor will testify. He says he’ll meet with legislators but won’t testify. He also offered to do what he can to increase the pay of legislators! Meanwhile it appears the Republican House has a little  ‘splainin’ to do as well, since GOP operative and House employee Ben Golnick was also given a huge raise and makes over six figures. Sigh. In Michigan legislators are considering a bill which would outlaw subsidies to businesses. It seems Michigan is on the hook for 6 billion dollars in subsidies to auto companies. And you wonder why Detroit is a wasteland. Great idea, by the way. And eggs are good for you! Sponsored by Depotstar

Podcast 166

Podcast consciousness! Walking a tightrope between podcasts that are too political and not political enough. How are podcasts different from broadcast talk radio? What are the advantages and disadvantages for Podcasters and Broadcasters? Feedback from friends and listeners on why they like the ‘update’ style podcasts, plans for future podcasts, why the world isn’t cooperating on ‘happy talk’ and what Bob Davis does when the day-to-day news starts wearing a little thin. So in this update, transhumanism, the folly of ‘Gluten Free’, Lactose Intolerance, technology free summer camps for adults, the UN getting involved in water bill disputes in Detroit, the idiot who robbed a house in South Saint Paul and logged on to his FaceBook account, and left it up when he left the house he’d just robbed,  and one little major story update. Sponsored by X Government Cars

Podcast 136

Do you dream about the end of world? Have you ever? Are you optimistic about the future of the world, or filling the bomb shelter with canned food, buying 80 pounds of rice and preparing for the end times? A late night ‘bonsai’ fire, for a podcast planned to update the week’s news story lines, goes ‘off the rails’, but in a good way. And, you still get updated. How the media played two different economic news stories last week (one good news, sorta, and one bad news, for real), Thomas Friedman wastes a thousand words in the New York Times to tell us it’s not Obama’s fault, again. Russian TU-160’s over Crimea while Ukrainians say it’s war. Plus, when laying in wait to kill someone isn’t 1st degree murder but ‘Stand Your Ground’. Really? And Detroit’s Civilian Militia. Sponsored by Plan Vision