Four Dead In Ohio

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.  – 1st Amendment

On May 4, 1970, the nation was shocked by the Kent State Shooting. Dave asks the question, how do we as a free society – or any free society – move from a belief in the freedoms protected by the 1st Amendment to the reality of placing (in some cases) severe limits on those freedoms. Dave, Pat, and Jeff discuss the issue and look at the lessons of freedoms from around the globe contrasted to the United States of America.


About FTB1(SS)

Plausibly Live is the Official Podcast of The Dave Bowman Show. From 2007 to 2015, Dave was the host of KFIV’s “Afternoons Live” (Later “The Dave Bowman Show”) and the Central Valley’s go-to man for insightful and entertaining analysis of the day's news and events. In 2015, Dave left radio to raise his son and helped to launch the Podcast 99 network (, which features voices and topics from all around the area, the nation, and the world, on a variety of subjects. Re-launching his own show as a podcast, Dave continues his look at the world around him, now without the constraints of terrestrial radio, but still with his eclectic mix of history and common sense. The primary feature element of Plausibly Live is Constitution Thursday, which since 2010 has been a weekly look at the history and impact of the US Constitution. Dave is a US Navy Submariner, a radio talk show host, father, baseball fan, avid reader and a frustrated writer. He has a passion for books, theology, submarines, coffee, tequila, 1970’s music (especially funk!) and is a ToTaL Star Trek geek. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. Dave being promoted to FTB2(SS) in 1986. He was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Colorado, graduated from Ogden High School (Class of ’81) in Ogden, UT, served for eleven years in the US Navy Submarine fleet, was a Naval Instructor and as a Ballistic Missile Fire Control Technician, he achieved the rank of FTB1(SS) through sorcery and favoritism, but would have been happy staying an FTB2(SS) for life. He was trained as a targeting specialist and Battle Stations Missile Fire Control Supervisor aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G) and was trained on two Fire Control Systems, the Mk 98 Mod 0 TRIDENT and the Mk 88 Mod 1 POSEIDON. Later he served as a part of the Fleet Combat Training Center Dam Neck Auxiliary Security Force, which sounds impressive but was really just bait for Seal Team 6 and any Iraqi terrorists who happened to land on the beach in Virginia. He later attended Seminary in Atlanta, GA, then served as a pastor for five years before realizing the massive error of his ways. He then worked in non-Profit management until 2006 when he was hired to do sports for a local talk radio show, eventually moving into the host position in September of 2007. In the fall of 2008, after years of questioning and study, Dave completed the process of conversion to Judaism. In 2009 Dave married Cami, and in 2010 they were blessed with their son, Benjamin, to go along with four daughters, one son-in-law and three grandchildren. In the summer of 2017, Dave and Cami relocated “back home” to Silverdale, WA, where Dave had been stationed when they first met in 1985. From September 2007 to January 2015 Dave was heard each weekday from 3pm to 6pm (Pacific) on Power Talk 1360AM & 1280 in Modesto & Stockton, CA. Today, you can hear his Podcast Show, Plausibly Live, on The Dave Bowman Show website or on The Podcast 99 Network Page.

Posted on February 11, 2014, in 1st Amendment, Freedom of Assemble, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Podcast, Redress of Grievances and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Additional comment from Jeff:

    Argument, Posturing, or Just a Giant Middle Finger

    At the Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, one of the touch lighters was Russia’s Irena Vladislav. Irena is an MP from Vladimir Putin’s United Party. The controversy involved with Irena is that she posted a racist photo is our President and the First Lady, showing a doctored picture of a banana in view of the couple, who appears to have just taken a bite of some food at a sporting event.

    Irena did not apologize for this photo stating, “Freedom of speech is freedom of speech, and you should answer your own hang-ups”. She has a right to say this, but she also deserves any consequence that arises from this statement. But is this just an “out of the blue” statement or is there something that happened in the past that is driving this?

    Back in the 70’s, the comedy group Monty Python did a skit called “Argument Clinic”, where a man comes into a shop and pays to have an argument. One statement in there was “An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition. It isn’t just sayings No it isn’t” and “An argument is an intellectual process.” (If you have never seen it, just Google it. It sounds so much like modern day politics). So using this example, let us examine this a little closer to see if this is just fodder, or if there is something deeper going on here between the US and Russia.

    • Could this be in response to Obama having “openly gay” individuals lead to USA into the Opening Ceremonies in protest to Russia’s anti-gay policies?
    • Is Russia’s anti-gay policy a statement to its people that the USA’s freedoms are not good for Russia?
    • Could this be in reaction to the each other’s stance in the Syria’s civil war?
    • Could this be the beginning of the fight over the Middle East?
    • Is this Russia’s attempt to tell the US to stay out of its business?

    Recently it feels like we are in Oz and we are not to look behind the curtain. In this instance though, it is the Iron Curtain. Things are happening behind the scenes that we are not aware of, primarily due to distractions in the news like this Irena Vladislav “controversy”. It was interesting to see both the Chinese and Japanese holding their flags along with Russian flags as they marched into the stadium.

    So I ask: is this another argument between Russia and the US or is it posturing between these two for the ultimate showdown? Or is it just a huge “Bleep You” on a worldwide stage where everyone is watching.

    What are your thoughts? Your comments are appreciated.


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