How Badly Does Your State Gerrymander?

I have created a YouTube playlist that will go into detail how badly each state draws their Congressional districts. It is all part of my Stop The Coup project that I discussed on the last podcast. As I produce videos, they will be added to that playlist. You can help me fight gerrymandering, voter suppression, and the politicians who support these tactics by making a contribution and by sharing the links.

Liberal Dan Radio 10/20/2021: Stop The Coup!

On the October 20, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing my new project, Stop The Coup! Liberal Dan Radio is gearing up to fight against gerrymandering, voter suppression, and other actions done by the GOP to retain their minority rule. During the show I will be reviewing the many ways in which the Coup has taken place, which can also be seen  over on my YouTube channel. We will also be discussing how this new project will help in the fight to Stop The Coup. 

Those topics, Hypocrite of the Week, Words of Redneck Wisdom, and more every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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

Liberal Dan Radio 10/13/21: More On Kyle Rittenhouse, Texas executive orders, and your calls.

On the October 13, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing much of what my channel on YouTube has been talking about this week, and that is if Kyle Rittenhouse can avoid a weapons carrying charge because of hunting statutes. Last week’s podcast got some traction and I am expecting this week’s to be just as entertaining. 

We are still in a pandemic, but the Texas Governor has signed an executive order to prohibit entities from compelling the taking of a vaccine. We will discuss this government overreach by Governor Abbot as well as taking your calls. 

Those topics and more every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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

Liberal Dan Radio 10/6/2021: Kyle Rittenhouse, Texas Shootings, The Zodiac Killer, Facebook, and more

On the October 6, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio I will be discussing several issues, from the most recent claims by Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys that his actions were legal under hunting laws, to the shooting at a Texas high school, finding out who the Zodiac Killer was, and the problems with Facebook. 

Those topics and more every Wednesday at 8PM Central on Liberal Dan Radio, Talk From The Left, That’s Right. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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

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. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

Want more Liberal Dan? Check out the Liberal Dan Radio Minicast

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

Liberal Dan Radio 09/01/2021: #HurricaneIda, my evacuation and problems

On the September 1, 2021 episode of Liberal Dan Radio we will be discussing the issues pertaining to Hurricane Ida. No bits, no headlines, no other topics but Ida. I would be interested in getting calls from others who evacuated as well. I am not sure how good my stream will be to YouTube but we will give it a shot streaming there as well. 

I am also making a page to help out evacuees who need assistance directly: http://liberaldan.com/?page_id=1254

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. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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

Liberal Dan Radio 08/18/2021: Living as a Fat Person

On a very special episode of Liberal Dan Radio, Talk from the Left that’s right, I will be delving into what was teased last week. That is, living my life as a fat person in this country. Dealing with life as a fat person in this country can be very difficult.

But I want to make sure that I don’t make the show just about me. Please contact me (liberaldanradio (at) gmail) if you’d like to participate in the discussion. Or you can simply join us in one of the two chats that are available to ask any questions or ask for clarification on anything I might say. 

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. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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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. 

Listening live? You can also watch on YouTube! If you are listening after the live broadcast you can leave comments on the show thread at liberaldan.com, on the Liberal Dan Facebook page, and @liberaldanradio on Twitter. 

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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.