Category Archives: Politics

GC068 – Frac Sand

 Hi all, a somewhat gloomy (not grouchy, just gloomy) Geezercast that started off perky but got dragged off into Frac Sand Land by accident.  This issue has soaked up a lot of time for Marcie and me over the last several months.  So my unborn grandchildren need to hear about it.

Definitely click on Jim Tittle’s photo if you want to see what we’re up against.

Click HERE to listen to this 20 minute podcast.

 

GC067 — A 1-year anniversary “Best Darn Government Money Can Buy” podcast

This time I explore the real-life embodiment of “the parting on the left is now parting on the right” lyric by the Who (bonus points for the name of the song).  Y’see, I’m starting to think that the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street people could actually find themselves agreeing with each other if they’re not careful.  Far be it from me to bring that up, though.

Click HERE to listen to this 11-minute podcast.

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GC064 — ICANN .XXX and Japan Tsunami

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This Geezercast is a reflection on my recent trip to the ICANN meetings (in San Francisco this time), the huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan that happened just as I was flying out there and the continuing hijinks of the Republican governor and legislature here in Wisconsin.

Click HERE to listen to this 13 minute podcast.

GC062 — Best Darn University Money Can Buy

Ah.  The government isn’t the only place where I can find examples of the power of corporate money.  The University of Minnesota had a rough go with the way they squashed a pretty innocuous film about the impact of Big Agriculture on the Mississippi River.  I explain the situation to my unborn grandchildren.

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GC058 — Give Obama a break, polling expose

A long hiatus in Geezercasting — but now the deadlines and holidays are past and here’s a Geezercast to celebrate.

Two topics — the need for us whiners to give Obama a freekin’ break for cryin’ out loud, and a nice expose of a major national polling company by Nate silver of FiveThirtyEight.com fame.

Click HERE to listen to this 10-minute podcast.

GC055 — Cyberwar and reality TV

Huh.  Pretty short interval between Geezercasts here.  But Marcie and I had a couple pretty interesting conversations on the Morning Walk and I thought I’d share them.  One is about cyber-war and the other one is about how people are treated on reality TV shows.  You’ll have to listen to hear how that all goes together.

Click HERE to listen to this 13 minute podcast.