Ethan Explains Status Quo or Strongman

Status Quo or Strongman

Donald J. Trump gave his crowning speech last night at the Republican Convention in Cleveland. Are you ready for Mr. Trump who gave no indication he understands the 3 branches of government and their function, or the status quo of corruption and tone deaf political elite in Mrs. Clinton, or a third party like Gov. Johnson or Dr. Stein?

I give Mr. Trump credit for bucking the official Republican Party platform and specifically reaching out to the LGBTQ community and promising to protect them. About time a Republican stood up for our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children, and neighbors.

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Ethan Explains Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Elon Musk Master Plan 2.0

Yesterday Elon Musk released Master Plan Part Deux for Tesla. No question the man is a visionary building on the intersection of science fiction possibilities and technological innovation. However, the devil is in the details.

The plan appears to confirm some of what I wrote a few years ago in my article, “Why Elon Musk is a Poor Person’s Worst Nightmare” and in chapter four of my book Liars & Whores: How Big Government and Big Business Are Working to Save Their Own Assets, Not Yours

His plan appears to need massive funding, in which he relies heavily on public subsidies. We know this partially because of the discontent over the Tesla Motors acquisition of SolarCity. We also know this because according to the Los Angeles Times, as of one year ago was over $4.9 billion, so the number continues to climb as we subsidize his cars for the wealthy, the solar panels SolarCity installs through tax and ratepayer subsidies, the cap and trade system in California, and the subsidies for his businesses (see Nevada and the Gigafactory).

While he is a brilliant engineer and the cars are amazingly cool, he isn’t succeeding without you and me subsidizing his businesses and thus him. And now his plan does not include a car for the masses, instead he wants you to ride his new electric mini-bus. If we are going to subsidize him, shouldn’t he focus on a product for all of us and not just wealthy homeowners?

What do you think?

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Ethan Explains Twitter Censorship

Twitter Censorship

Wouldn’t it be nice to silence those who say thinks you disagree with or find repugnant, or is that censorship? Twitter just shut down Milo Yiannopoulous, a gay conservative provocateur, because he wrote an unkind statement about Leslie Jones in the new Ghostbusters movie. His followers then took to Twitter and said the most hateful, vile, and racist things to Leslie.

Milo didn’t, his followers did. Twitter should have shut down the accounts sending the horrible messages unless Milo specifically called for vile, hate speech to be sent to Leslie Jones.

Does that mean Donald J. Trump should be shutdown because his followers send me vile, hateful messages or what about what his followers sent Julia Ioffe after she profiled Melania in GQ Magazine?

Take a look at the Twitter rules:

Any accounts and related accounts engaging in the activities specified below may be temporarily locked and/or subject to permanent suspension.

  • Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. 
  • Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Some of the factors that we may consider when evaluating abusive behavior include:
    • if a primary purpose of the reported account is to harass or send abusive messages to others;
    • if the reported behavior is one-sided or includes threats;
    • if the reported account is inciting others to harass another account; and
    • if the reported account is sending harassing messages to an account from multiple accounts.
  • Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories. 

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Ethan Explains Republican Black Vote

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I’ve been interviewing many people on KGO 810 regarding racism and police shootings including Dr. Clarence B. Jones, Lt. Randy L. Sutton, Jane Elliott, and more. I’m convinced my Republican friends are stuck with 1% support from the African-American community because of their outright denial of racism in America today and going out of their way to call Black Lives Matter a terrorist group.

Watch the video below and tell me what do you think?

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Fox News America’s Election HQ – Trump VP 7/9/16

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I appeared on Fox News Channel’s America’s Election HQ to discuss if Donald Trump comes out of the convention with the Republican nomination who he should select. I comment on Indiana Governor Mike Pence, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ivanka Trump, and I suggest Omarosa as his pick.

Seriously. Trump has run a completely out of the box campaign so far, why stop now. Omarosa has a PhD, served in the Clinton White House, helped write the Telecommunications Act of 1996, is a three time participant on The Apprentice, worked for Donald Trump, and is a loyal Trump supporter.

Be sure to tune in to KGO 810 weekdays from noon to 2pm for my daily radio show!

EDIT: Omarosa has been hired as an official surrogate for the Trump campaign according to Mediaite.

What will happen at the Republican National Convention?

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You Can’t Justify The Unjustifiable

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You can’t justify the unjustifiable.

My heart hurts today. The horrible shooting death of Alton Sterling by the Baton Rouge police officers on Tuesday and now the death of Philando Castile due to a St. Anthony police officer in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minnesota.

I have been outspoken in defense of the majority of law enforcement, but something is broken. These are unjustifiable deaths of non-violent citizens at the hands of men who are supposed to “Protect and Serve.”

We need good, stable, men and women wearing blue to protect us from criminals and keep order in our society. But, clearly our system of recruiting and training is failing us all. I can’t be sure if it is psychological testing that is not catching the officers who kill, or the training that isn’t helping to tamp down an overwhelming fear response, or the recruiting isn’t weeding out those who invite violence. Whatever the cause, all three need a top to bottom review across law enforcement agencies in the United States. Today.

Further, we need better non-lethal tools in the hands of our officers. Clearly the Taser is not the answer as there are cases where the officer mistakenly grabbed a firearm instead as the grip is too similar (Oscar Grant) or the Taser doesn’t stop the suspect. I’ve suggested many times that we need a simple device near the wrist that rapidly deploys an immobilizing foam or sticky spider web material, already existing technology. That way the officer is safe from harm and there is no need for lethal force to be used.

Today I mourn the deaths of these two men and pray for their families to find some solace. Today we must visit the root causes of these killings and make changes to stop these senseless deaths. Today we must close the chasm of mistrust and fear between community and police.

Tomorrow we must have a more peaceful place for our children.

-Ethan

Independence Day Weekend 2016

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We celebrate our Independence Day on Monday, which is far more than barbecues. July 4th is a celebration of then-treasonous brave men daring to break free from the King of England and desire freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hope you have a happy, safe, and peaceful day.
Until then, tune in to my radio show on KGO 810 noon to 2pm Pacific Time (3-5pm Eastern) every weekday to keep up with the daily action and top drawer guests like Louie Anderson and Dr. David Perlmutter, listen online and download all the podcasts at www.kgoradio.com
Tomorrow (Saturday) you’ll want to watch Fox News America’s News HQ as I am being called on to argue against Donald J. Trump around 10:30am Pacific (1:30pm Eastern). Believe you me, I have choice words for what I see as wrong and right.
Next week I’ll also guest host The Drive Home on Talk Radio 790 KABC from 3pm to 6pm Pacific Time (6-9pm Eastern) with different guest hosts each day, including: David Lazarus from the LA Times, civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, Apprentice star and Trump supporter Omarosa, and comedian Yakov Smirnoff.
HAVE you seen my recipes and videos on my Facebook Fan Page and my BLOG? You’re not going to want to miss it!
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Fox News America’s Election HQ – Never Trump 6/18/16

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Ethan Bearman on Fox News 6-18-16

I appeared on Fox News Channel’s America’s Election HQ to discuss my issues with Donald J. Trump as the GOP’s candidate for President. Once again my opposing panelist was the lovely Angela McGlowan.

If you are curious about my reference to Kohlberg’s stages of moral development, this is from Wikipedia:

The pre-conventional level of moral reasoning is especially common in children, although adults can also exhibit this level of reasoning. Reasoners at this level judge the morality of an action by its direct consequences. The pre-conventional level consists of the first and second stages of moral development and is solely concerned with the self in an egocentric manner. A child with pre-conventional morality has not yet adopted or internalized society’s conventions regarding what is right or wrong but instead focuses largely on external consequences that certain actions may bring.

In Stage one (obedience and punishment driven), individuals focus on the direct consequences of their actions on themselves. For example, an action is perceived as morally wrong because the perpetrator is punished. “The last time I did that I got spanked, so I will not do it again.” The worse the punishment for the act is, the more “bad” the act is perceived to be. This can give rise to an inference that even innocent victims are guilty in proportion to their suffering. It is “egocentric,” lacking recognition that others’ points of view are different from one’s own. There is “deference to superior power or prestige.”

An example of obedience and punishment driven morality would be a child refusing to do something because it is wrong and that the consequences could result in punishment. For example, a child’s classmate tries to dare the child to skip school. The child would apply obedience and punishment driven morality by refusing to skip school because he would get punished.

Stage two (self-interest driven) expresses the “what’s in it for me” position, in which right behavior is defined by whatever the individual believes to be in their best interest but understood in a narrow way which does not consider one’s reputation or relationships to groups of people. Stage two reasoning shows a limited interest in the needs of others, but only to a point where it might further the individual’s own interests. As a result, concern for others is not based on loyalty or intrinsic respect, but rather a “You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours” mentality. The lack of a societal perspective in the pre-conventional level is quite different from the social contract (stage five), as all actions at this stage have the purpose of serving the individual’s own needs or interests. For the stage two theorist, the world’s perspective is often seen as morally relative.

An example of self-interest driven is when a child is asked by his parents to do a chore. The child asks, “what’s in it for me?” The parents offer the child an incentive by giving a child an allowance to pay them for their chores. The child is motivated by self-interest to do chores.

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Ethan on Fox News Election HQ 6/8/2016

Hillary Clinton wrapped up the Democratic Party nomination on Tuesday, June 7th and gave a presidential victory speech in Brooklyn, New York. Heather Nauert anchors Fox News Channel’s Election HQ on this late Tuesday night appearance and Jehmu Greene argues for the Hillary camp. I point out the uphill battle she faces to win over the electorate.

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Ethan on Fox News Americas News HQ – Trump in California

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I appeared on Fox News Channel America’s News HQ with Leland Vitter hosting and joined by Angela McGlowan on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. We discussed how many conservatives and Republicans (let alone NPP and Democrats) are not behind Donald J. Trump in California and what he needs to do to start winning over the holdouts.

By the way, Leland calls it “Ethan’s Movement” at 1:13 and Angela follows suit at 1:19.

Here is a snippet of the Los Angeles Times/USC poll I referenced:

Trump has contended in recent days that he could make a run at California in November, but the poll showed that to be implausible, at best.

Fewer than three in 10 likely November voters in California had a favorable impression of Trump, and Clinton led him in a hypothetical matchup by 26 points, a margin that would represent the biggest victory in recent California history, larger even than Barack Obama’s historic 24-point win in November of 2008.

Clinton’s advantage would be even more dominant were she receiving the support of more of Sanders’ loyalists. 
Among those siding with the senator in the primary, 65% said they were certain to support Clinton in the fall. 
Of the remainder, 10% said they would vote for Trump and 13% said they would not vote in the general election.

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