Dave gets asked a question about something heard on another show. It happens to be one of Dave’s wheelhouse topics, and of course, he see’s things differently than a nationally syndicated, paid to stir up things, host with apocalyptic visions and a basement full of survival supplies (as well as a company that sells said supplies and thus benefits from stirring up belief in the end of the world).
Dave is not an “End Timer,” as it were. From the Mayan Apocalypse fraud to the Book of Daniel to the “predictions” of Nostradamus and Harold Camping and on and on, the same factor keeps coming into play. It’s the same reason so-called “Psychics” aren’t winning the lottery. Add a little flowery verbal imagery to a dose of cold reading and intentional misdirection and, presto! You get a “prediction” of the future. And because of the intentional vagueness, it can’t be wrong or proven to be false! If it doesn’t happen, just claim that it did (alá Harold Camping) or that it still will happen!
So why do the Soviets… er, Russians, have Civil Defense drills and rattle the atomic saber?
The reason is actually simple. Almost surprisingly simple. And it is based on perceptions of what would happen if somebody actually did push the button…
On this episode of The Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman reveals his innermost fear and disgust while Andrew, who will no doubt one day be eaten by the hideous creatures that Scotsman fears, mocks him for it.
The boys drink a Black Albert and loads of fun and discussion ensue.
There are certain topics that I refer to as “No Win Topics.” There is no way that anybody listening will change their minds, regardless of how right, how brilliant, how different or even how wrong my position and discussion might be. These topics are a waste of time not because they aren’t important, but because there is simply no way that anything will happen except for pointless arguments that will go nowhere and achieve nothing. Continue reading →
Hillary’s doctor claims that she has pneumonia, which led to her “medical episode” at the 9-11 Memorial over the weekend. Every single medical professional that I personally have asked about it has scoffed at the idea. Granted, that’s not a lot of people, but something tells me that there is more to this than pneumonia.
Why does it matter?
Soon – if not already – the memes will begin about how this all a plot to allow Obama to remain in office past January of next year. To maintain order, you see. There will be AHT’s* and whispers about how he ordered the DOJ not to indict her because he knew all about this and that she wouldn’t last long. So get her elected, poof she’s incapacitated and – voilà! – he gets to stay President!
Mind you now, there isn’t one shred of evidence of this, not even a hint. The logic path you’d have to follow to believe it is strewn with confirmation bias and fallacies that would make Alex Jones’ head spin. Believe me, there are already people out there who believe this.
So what can reasonable and logical people do in response? Look, I’m no fan of Obama – or Hillary for that matter – but can they really be plotting to take over the country by sacrificing her to Moloch and establishing an empire?
Of course not.
We start where we should always start, with the Constitution. What we learn here will illuminate the path on which we should walk. We might not like it, but at the end of the day, this very scenario has already been considered and arrangements have already been made.
If it even happens.
After all, it could just be a touch of pneumonia…. right?
The biggest problem with the whole Colin Kaepernick controversy isn’t just that it exists at all in the first place.
Put aside for the moment the internet debate over whether he is a dirt bag or a Muslim or a Cop hater or a pussy whipped boyfriend of a radical BLM Activist. Put aside the arguments that he “has a right” to take a stand for what he believes and that men and women have died for his right to do so.
All of those arguments have their place I suppose, but like every other argument in today’s world, they won’t change anybody’s mind. Not one. Nobody looked at the opinion article you posted or your meme and said to themselves, “Hey, that’s right! I’ve taken the wrong position on this whole issue all along and I should change my mind!”Continue reading →
Dave’s tries to reason through for whom he should vote in 2016 Presidential Election. It’s not as easy as voting for somebody because of who they are not.
In looking at the three major Candidates for President, there isn’t a whole lot that Dave can find redeemable in any of them. from Hillary’s basic greed for power to Trump inexplicableness, to Johnson’s… well.. whatever it is that he is about, it’s really difficult to see any of these three people occupy the same office as some of the greatest Americans in history.
So, what does Dave actually think about each of the Candidates and what are his issues with them? Does Dave know who it is for whom he will vote?
Will he tell you for whom to vote? Isn’t that the same thing as an endorsement? And if Dave doesn’t do endorsements, how can he tell you for whom to vote?
Whitey makes his triumphant return on the Ale Evangelist Show, and Drew dips into the Beer Closet!
This show explores important topics like…Is is really ok to like crappy beer? What does the Scotsman’s homebrew taste like? What is an Oktoberfest beer? Why does Alabama want the personal information of anyone who buys beer directly from a brewery?
To console themselves over this violation of civil liberties, Drew busted out a 4 year old Speedway Stout from Alesmith, a 4 year old 395 Double IPA from Mammoth, and the guys try a tasty new Mango Session ale from Ballast Point. More hilarity, as you’ve come to expect from Whitey.
All this and a MASSIVE taplist from the California Craft Beer Summit on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
The exploration of the universe is, in my lifetime, the most fascinating science there is. Look, I love most of the sciences, especially paleontology and archaeology, but it is the space sciences that push the boundaries of human existence and meaning.
In the fifty years since Star Trek and the moon landings, the absolutely certain belief that life must be ubiquitous throughout the universe has grown tot he point where nobody in a casual conversation believes otherwise. And yet there is absolutely zero evidence for such a belief. Trust me on this though, if you say that in polite company, you’ll be considered the whack-o.
More and more however, it’s starting to become clear that there is something seriously off in the math that concludes that life is everywhere. By all reasonable interpretations of the science, we should have discovered firm evidence of extra-terrestrial life by now. But we haven’t. Still, we cling to the believe that it’s there, so there must be something wrong with our methodology.
Why are we so afraid of having our faith shaken to its foundations? How does man’s destiny change if the universe isn’t full of intelligent life? Or if it is?
At the end of the day, our nature is to explore, to discover and to find.