If-Nothing-Changes-Bob Davis Podcast 946

What Happens If Nothing Changes

These days coming up with podcasts can be difficult, if you don’t walk the well worn path. It took a spectacular summer storm to blow up the thought, what happens if nothing changes? Learn more in If-Nothing-Changes-Bob Davis Podcast 946.

In A Word, Weird

First of all the storm I speak of took almost all day to blow up. Weird orange light. Constant lightning and thunder for hours. Kind of like the time we’re living through. In a word? Weird.

When Everything Is Changing

In If-Nothing-Changes-Bob Davis Podcast 946 I decided to talk about what happens if we don’t change, when everything is changing. In other words you can’t live your life standing still.

It’s A Bizarre World

Secondly it doesn’t matter what happens in this time frame. No matter how bizarre, you shrug.

People Moving Out Of The Cities

More importantly I can’t tell you how many people I know have decided to move out of the cities. In addition rural areas are seeing an influx of city ‘refugees’.

Community

Even more some are trying to reinvent the concept of ‘community’. That is to say the old models of community don’t seem to be working these days.

Everyone Wants To Be Nomad

Seems like everyone wants to hit the road in RV, find ten acres somewhere ‘out there’. Somewhere for a garden, away from all the madness. Me too!

My Own Change

Above all the biggest change in my life and in my podcasts is a firm decision to avoid partisanship.

A Sea Of Voices

We’re living in a sea of voices predicting the future and telling us what to think. How to act.

Well Worn Path Not For Me

I won’t tread that well worn path.

If Nothing Changes

Finally they say if nothing changes, nothing changes.

Not Standing Still

To sum up, if we can’t live our lives standing still, what kinds of changes might we make?

Values Built On A Sand

Certainly we know what our personal values are. However when we try to define the values a nation can accept, they slip away.

Weird Time

In conclusion it’s a weird time.

Silver Linings

There are silver linings in those clouds though. You just have to look for ’em.

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Media-Distorts-Poll-Results-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 932

Media Back To Its Old Tricks

Firstly the media is back to its old tricks. They are showing a shocking level of ignorance when it comes to political polls. Learn in Media-Distorts-Poll-Results-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 932.

Predicting The Future. Again.

Secondly we should be suspicious of a media with a penchant for predicting the future.

No Partisan Coverage of Election 2020 Here

More importantly I have avoided partisan criticism of the president. In addition I have refused to engage in the same kind of misinformation when it comes to potential presidential candidates. Now you understand why.

No Partisan Issue Advocacy Here Either

Moreover I refuse to advocate for partisan issues or tell listeners and subscribers what to think.

Political Polling Coverage

Therefore I am starting my political coverage of presidential polling for 2020.

State By State Reports

To clarify from time to time I will do some podcasts discussing recent polling on a state by state basis.

Ignorant Story Lines

Truth is, the story lines being created now may or may not be the eventual result. I’ll explain why in Media-Distorts-Poll-Results-Again-Bob Davis Podcast 932.

All About The Electoral Vote

Even more we choose our presidents through the electoral college. We do not vote directly for the office of president in the United States.This reality forces presidential campaigns to develop electoral strategies.

Divided? Really?

Above all we keep hearing how the United States has become a ‘divided’ country. It’s the Blue States against the Red States.

County By County Vote Totals

But county by county vote totals show the votes are often ‘blue’ or ‘red’ by pluralities, not majorities.

National Presidential Polls Are Useless

Finally citing national popularity polls, presidential job approval polls, or even national political preference is little more than a waste of time.

Another Close Contest, So Far…

In conclusion, the 2020 presidential race at this time looks like another close contest. Unless that reality changes it’s going to come down to some key states.

Still Not A Lot Of Polling Data For Battleground States

Meanwhile polling data is not available for all the so called battleground states.

Fantasy Reporting

In short don’t believe everything you hear.

(Editor’s Note: I refer to both candidates running as ‘presidents’. Obviously I meant President Trump and former Vice President Biden. In addition at the time of recording of this podcast¬† results of the Iowa US Senate Primary had not been released. Due to this, no polls were available on the race. The primary was held on June 2nd, 2020. I said no democrat had yet been selected in the Iowa US Senate Race, which includes Senator Joni Ernst as the republican incumbent. This was true at the time. Now Ernst has a democratic opponent. For the results go here.)

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Reaching-Limits-Of-Government-Power-Bob Davis Podcast 930

Reaching The Limits Of Government Power

First of all this is a developing story. Even so, seems like people of all political stripes have about had it with the government. We’ll talk about it in Reaching-Limits-Of-Government-Power-Bob Davis Podcast 930.

Developing Story

Especially relevant? We don’t know all the details in the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police.

Unprecedented Reaction

Even more riots are breaking out in the vicinity of the incident and across the metro. This has never happened before in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

What’s The Pattern?

I see a pattern here. However I’m not sure others will appreciate it.

Feeling Our Fellow Citizens’ Pain

Above all some also will not appreciate the pain of the community where George Lloyd died recently.

Lock Down Protests

On the other hand protests against lock downs are still fresh, although these were orderly by comparison.

Tyranny?

In Minnesota residents of communities far from Minneapolis took to the streets to protest what they called tyranny.

Trump’s Rule By Fiat

Finally the president of the United States issued yet another executive order limiting 1st amendment rights for the big social media companies. Learn more in Reaching-Limits-Of-Government-Power-Bob Davis Podcast 930.

All In One Basket

Most importantly some will not agree with me putting all government over reach into one basket. But I think it works for this podcast. Whether it’s police, presidents, governors or mayors, people have about had it.

Incompetency, Arrogance and Danger Of Government Abuse Of Power

To clarify, I do it to draw attention to the increasing incompetency and arrogance of all our governments. It’s certainly been a theme in these podcasts.

No One Likes It

In conclusion, we’re all suffering.

No one likes shut downs.

We all feel it when any citizens are mistreated.

Self Inflicted Economic Catastrophe

Further, the whole country is suffering from a self inflicted economic catastrophe.

Riot and Carrying AR-15’s

In addition we can argue about whether people should riot, or carry AR-15’s to a protest at the capitol.

What’s undeniable? Apparently a lot of people are furious at the government. They’ve definitely got their reasons.

Word to the Wise

Certainly so called elected representatives and public servants better figure it out. And soon.

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