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by David Todd McCarty | Friday, October 2, 2015

 

We live in an age of disinformation. A world where the Pope says you don’t have to believe in God, Facebook is gunning for your cat photos, and Obama wants your guns.

We have passed through the Information Age and have now entered the Disinformation Age, which is really just a polite way of saying that we have ceased to put any value in the pursuit of truth.

The vast majority of Americans are fine being lied to; many possibly even prefer it. That’s because we have entered a point in our society when we are no longer interested in listening to new information, no matter how relevant or accurate, if it interferes with our current world view. It’s called willful ignorance and it’s ruining our society and forcing us to be further split apart by pundits who profit from speaking falsehoods to an audience desperate to be told they are right.

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A few quick picks including an “action shot” of Elise doing what she does best on the podcast, which is laugh at my stupid shit. She’s a good sport.

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by David Todd McCarty | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

 

“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” 

― David Foster Wallace

 

I believe in voting.

Democracy is far from perfect, and there is always room for improvement, but the older I get, the more I think it’s about the process. It’s an imperfect system, created by imperfect men, and we do our best with what we’ve been given. It’s easy to get discouraged. It’s easy to let the system beat you down, especially if you watch televised news. It seems hopeless.

But the truth is, you still have a part to play.

I believe in voting because it’s the one tool nearly all Americans have at their disposal to change the world around them. That sounds overly simplistic, but it’s anything but simple.

Voting isn’t about pulling the lever.

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by David Todd McCarty | Thursday, August 27, 2015

 

I don’t do cards. Not for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baptisms, funerals or Christmas. Never did. I don’t believe in them.

In 1996 I met a woman who didn’t believe in cards either. We were married a year later. I’m not saying that was the only reason, but certainly a contributing factor.

She also liked John Denver, so there’s that.

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In which Angry Dave bitches about the old Uncles gas station in Goshen, the overall lack of effort by most people in Cape May County, the firing of Rueben Amaro and the annual Roar to the Shore in Wildwood. Just a short one to pass the time.

The audio is a little funky in the beginning. I was a little hot on the mic I think. Got some clipping, pops, clicks and other happy horseshit. I’ll do better next time.

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by David Todd McCarty | Saturday, September 5, 2015

 

Guns are made to kill.

That is their sole purpose. Certain guns such as hunting rifles and shotguns are meant to be used to kill animals, presumably for food, but not always. No one is eating a Rhino.

Handguns and assault weapons, have just one purpose: To kill humans. There is no other purpose in making or owning a handgun or assault rifle. There just isn’t.

Either you intend to kill a person, or you intend on fantasizing about killing a person. You can claim you want a gun so you can shoot at paper targets, and most of the time that target is shaped like a human torso and head. So, what are you thinking about when you shoot that target in the head?

You don’t need a gun, you just want one. A lot of us do.

We are fascinated with guns. They’re powerful. They’re scary. There is a reason they’re black and not bright pink. They look fucking cool. They must us feel fucking cool. And we want one.

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Our first episode. Monday, September 7, 2015. Labor Day. Featuring Elise Brita on the Co-Host Mic and Heather Runyon on the Angry Dave Skype Line. We talk about Labor Day, life at the shore, poo water and the lack and sex and alcohol in Afghanistan. Among other things. We’re working out the kinks still. Getting comfortable on the misc. So stay tuned. Subscribe to the feed so that you get new podcasts downloaded automatically. It will get better.

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