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Dale Franks

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Observations: The Qando Podcast for 20 Jun 10

In this podcast, Bruce and Dale discuss the dissatisfaction about President Obama’s competence, the oil spill, and the American stranded in Egypt.

The direct link to the podcast can be found here.

Observations

The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.

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Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-19

Someone seems depressed at her beach imprisonment. http://twitpic.com/1y90d2 #

Beach setup complete. Happy dogs play in the shade. http://twitpic.com/1y8z9k #

Getting the dogs set up on the beach. http://twitpic.com/1y8yd7 #

Getting ready to take the dogs to the beach. Hopefully, this will tire them out so much that they sleep through the rest of the weekend. #

Iranian cleric says dogs are unclean. Also, doesn't dig on swine, even if they're 10 times more charming than Arnold from Green Acres. #

I've been using Swipe for a couple of days now, and it really is incredible. Its made my phone about 100% more useful. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-18

I hope the leadership vacuum created by Tony Hayward's departure doesn't hamper the #oilspill containment or cleanup efforts. #

Russia is eliminating the capital gains tax. Sadly, the ex-commies know something we apparently don't. http://bit.ly/cSzTOe #

Calling the AOL/Bebo fiasco the worst deal of the dot com era makes me wonder if nobody remembers Novell/Word Perfect. http://bit.ly/aJf2q6 #

RT @adamsbaldwin: "Government Wants ISPs to Record Browsing History…" | That's the Australian government, though. Not the US. #

Are the Feds and BP conspiring to prevent the media from recording the full impact of the oil spill? http://bit.ly/aa4ri6 #

RT @BryanPick: Why is the firing squad controversial? | Because it's icky and messy. We like our executions clean. #

FCC votes to regulate broadband service like a telecom. Is there ANYTHING these people don't want to control? http://bit.ly/bwEBFP #

If Michael Jordan brings back the Hitler mustache, it will be the most stupendous achievement of the 21st century. http://bit.ly/9tUS2A #

White House wants the senate to pass Cap & Trade in lame duck session, so no one has to face a tough vote before it. http://bit.ly/94CHzB #

Inspections for fire extinguishers take precedence over stopping the oil from reaching shore – http://www.qando.net/?p=8795 #

High court: Texts on government/employer gear not private http://usat.me?38908876

That's why I never use them. #

New 'morning after' pill approved by FDA is good for give days. Yay for unprotected sex! http://usat.me?38912476 #

Is it becoming clearer to everyone why we don't elect senators to the White House? #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-17

Fed regulators: Banks have to stop charging big overdraft fees to the losers. Banks: Then we have to end free checking. http://bit.ly/d5aHwP #

When they call me “stiff” and “wooden”, they aren’t talking about my personality, if you know what I mean. #AlGorePickupLines #

Tropical storms will soon begin in a Gulf of Mexico polluted with thousands of barrels of flammable oil. My nightmare: fire hurricanes. #

Via @bdomenech: RT @katiemconnolly: Obama is more popular abroad than at home: http://bit.ly/a2Cnqq Well, they don’t have to live with him. in reply to bdomenech #

I’m shocked–shocked!–to see Nigerians accused of identity theft. I guess they won’t be sending that oil money to me. http://nyti.ms/9EAPKT #

Striking Chinese workers use technology to get their message out. Cell phones won’t stop Chinese gov’t tanks, though. http://nyti.ms/9v4ooA #

Weekly initial claims for unemployment rose by 12,000 to 472,000 last week. As expected, this rise in claims was unexpected. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-16

Something fundamental has changed with Mr. Sun. We should probably try to figure out what. It seems…important. http://bit.ly/bIS8RC #

You know, there's so many things wrong with my last tweet that I hardly know where to begin. #

A German student mooned a group of Hell's Angels, then hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer. http://bit.ly/aRScnd #

Sea levels aren't the only thing that's rising. #AlGorePickUpLines #

AT&T suspends iPhone 4 pre-orders. If AT&T can't handle the orders, imagine what a disaster USAGE bandwidth will be. http://bit.ly/9fv7dG #

Obama's oil speech, with all the talk about Nobel prizes and PhD's sounded like Fredo from Godfather 2: "I'm smart! I can handle things!" #

Obama's oil speech, with talk of PhDs and Nobel prizes, reminded me of Fredo in Godfather 2: "I'm smart! I can handle things!" #

EU chief warns democracy could disappear in Greece, Spain and Portugal, i.e., Europe would be like it was in the 60's. http://bit.ly/a2Yxld #

The new Honda FR1200F books way better in person than in pics. It also feels really light. Egos are a bit sporty. http://twitpic.com/1x4sxy #

Spending the afternoon in a little slice of heaven. http://twitpic.com/1x494j #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-15

How would you like to sequester some of MY carbon? #AlGorePickUpLines #

Hey, baby, I'd like to open up your lockbox. #AlGorePickUpLines #

This Perez Hilton thing is just insane. Doesn't EVERYBODY know the cops get really upset when you show pictures of a 17 year-old's kitty? #

Yet another Obama administration czar, this time to oversee the oil spill. So, what is it that Obama does, exactly? http://bit.ly/a4BVYQ #

I see via @JonHenke that Grover Norquist joined GOProud. That's faaabulous! in reply to JonHenke #

I've been watching that Etheridge video. Jeebus, if that old man had laid his hands on me, he'd have been making his apology from the ER. #

I got the vandalism damage estimate for my truck. $1,044 damage to the passenger door and window. #

Twitter's incapacity tonight is ticking me off. I can only assume it's all the heathen foreigners tweeting about kickball. #

Wow! We just had an earthquake. The whole house shook. We've been having those a lot lately. I'm pretty sure that's not a good thing. #

Dale’s Observations For 2010-06-14

AT&T IS BLAMING TUE iPad security leak on "malicious" hackers. As oppposed the helpful hackers we're all so used to. http://bit.ly/9inHEx #

BP has a outlines a plan to contain the oil spill. Well. That's, uh, reassuring. "Milord, I have a cunning plan!" http://bit.ly/9KryyQ #

Seriously, what's the deal with the Japanese and whaling? They LOVE it! It's just…creepy. http://bit.ly/9vvEvt #

Why the EU is ultimately doomed to failure: if Belgium is on the verge of dissolution, how do you unify a continent? http://bit.ly/ddfAVm #

Observations: The Qando Podcast for 13 Jun 10

In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss whether President Obama’s “Jimmy Carter Moment” is approacjing as a result of the BP Oil spill, and his proposal to eliminate the mortgage interest rate deduction.

The direct link to the podcast can be found here.

Observations

The intro and outro music is Vena Cava by 50 Foot Wave, and is available for free download here.

As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Podcast Alley. And, of course, for you newsreader subscriber types, our podcast RSS Feed is here. For podcasts from 2005 to 2009, they can be accessed through the RSS Archive Feed.

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