Friday, August 28, 2009

My 15 Seconds of Fame on Talk Radio!

I listen to talk radio in the mornings. Yes, I am a dork. HA! I would prefer to say that I am just passionate about all things political. I would love to be involved in politics one day, but I don't think it mixes well with being a mommy. Case in point: Sarah Palin. Poor, poor Palin they chewed her cute little family up and spit them out. Shame, shame, shame on all of them. Except Fox News, gotta love Fox News : ) But I digress... (apparently this is a cool bloggy saying and I've been waiting for a great time to use it...ha!)

Back to my 15 Seconds of Talk Radio Fame! I listen to Michael Smerconish every morning. He is more middle of the road (bleck!) and most days he annoys me, but Rush doesn't come on until later, so what's a girl to do? On this particular morning - Friday, August 27th, he was discussing the CIA operatives who interviewed suspected terrorists months after 9/11 that may face trial for 'torture tactics' they used. In other words - these men could be prosecuted, simply for protecting our country. The guest speaker he had on the show spoke for a while and ended with this thought, "Using torture is not a right or left issue, it's a right or wrong issue." Ughh. I felt that he was implying that using torture tactics on suspected terrorists are clearly wrong. I do not feel that way. He asked for callers, and you know me, I can't keep my thoughts to myself sometimes! So, standing in my bathroom, putting on my makeup at 6:30 in the morning, I dialed the number and was shocked to get through on the first try. He is a nationally syndicated talk show host out of Philadelphia with thousands of listeners. A lady answered and asked what my opinion was. I told her I totally disagreed with the speaker. Thankfully, they put me on hold and I gathered my thoughts. After a  few minutes he came on the line to ask what I thought. And I quote:
"Torture is jumping out of a building because you don't want to burn alive. Torture is looking out the window at work and seeing a plane and knowing that you'll never get to tell your family goodbye. Torture is rolling over in bed each morning and realizing your husband is not there and he's never coming back and that your kids will never remember who he was. What these heros did was not torture. It is unbelievable that they could face trial. They took time away from their families to go overseas to protect our country. Where does our allegiance lie? Also, your speaker was right. This is a right or wrong issue - and the right thing to do is to protect our country using any means necessary."
Mr. Smerconish actually said that I had a good point and then my 15 seconds of fame had ended. But let me tell you, I still smile every time I think about it. Gotta love a good ole' conservative woman, right?

So, since I have so blatantly shared my thoughts, feel free to leave a comment and share yours!

12 comments:

Curran said...

Bravo for you Casey!

Mallory said...

LOVE IT! I am 100% in agreement with you...but I'm also the paranoid woman that watched the JFK assasination on youtube and tried to figure out if it was staged by the government, and i also watched a whole show one time about how 9/11 could be a conspiracy...i'm crazy i know =)

btw, Daniel gets just as excited when he gets to be on Syrius (lol)...he's talked to a lot of comedians since he's on the road all the time, he's even talked to Dane Cook before. I know that's nothing important compared to politicas, but exciting for him nonetheless =)

LucieP said...

I love that you are so passionate! And I'm liking the b@ll buster side of you coming out here! :)~

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wow, you did that SO well! i would have frozen up and totally stumbled! i wish i had heard you. and thank you for voicing this, i am very proud of you honey!!!

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sarge Charlie said...

BRAVO.........I tip my hat to you young lady, your middle of the road guy had no comeback, you are a hero.

Too Many Hats said...

WOW - you really let him have it. Good job!

Cristi said...

Good Job Sweetie! Love you Bunches.

{Louisiana.Bride} said...

Ha ha that is such a Casey thing to say, an I totally agree with you! I only listen to trashy lex and terry int he morning, I listened to some obama junk once and wanted to ring someones neck, so I just stick to comedy these days.

Penny said...

I love it! Once again, you voiced my thoughts and opinions! Are you sure I'm not your real aunt?! =)
Honestly, that was fantastic that you could say something so emotional on the spot like that! Made me choke up--- I'm definitely pro-military--- OUR military that is! I am sick over how our country treats our servicemen/women!!! It's pathetic!
When these bleeding heart liberals have to choose between jumping and burning or lose someone they love to a terrorists---- maybe, just maybe, they'll get it!

Theresa Lamb; Philip Lamb said...

Very good young lady! I'm so thrilled to know there are at least some young people who get it! Most these days are leaning the other way. Good job and keep listening. I hope you've been watching Glenn Beck this week - wow. If you missed any, sign up for his newsletter at www.glennbeck.com and he'll have some segments posted. Love ya.

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