My Talk Radio Programs

Microphone_talk radioMy talk radio listening keeps evolving. There was a time when I could listen to one entire talker program on the liberal side. This was a local based talk show on Philly’s one and only urban talk radio station. The radio talk host is a liberal/lefty but he was a consummate professional. He had a chat room going while he program was on the air. He was always polite and respectful while disagreeing with my growing right-wing comments. He gave up his radio talk show to accept a reporter gig on TV program, Chasing New Jersey.

The station has one syndicated liberal/left talker, Al Sharpton. I now have a hard time listening to him for more than five minutes. I use to be able to put up with him for about 45 minutes. In my birth and growth as a conservative, I am about seven and half years along and now wondering as a thinking adult, how did I stay in the liberal/lefty camp for over thirty years of my life.

There are so many local and syndicated right-wing radio talkers these days. I find myself listening to some for a while and then turn to their competition for a while. I listen to the syndicated talkers such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham. I listen to local Philly talk folks such as Dom Giordano and Fox News exile, Dick Morris. I listen online to local talker, James T. Harris, because his program is on in Tuscon, Arizona. I listen online to other radio talkers, such as Herman Cain, Brian Kilmeade and delayed Mark Levin programs.

New to my regular online listening is Christian talk programming, such as Janet Parshall’s In the Market Place and Steve Deace. I really like Steve Deace. He use to be on a local Philly talk  station at his 9 P. M. broadcast time. I do not like that the station bumped him to 3 A. M., so I listen to him online. Mr. Deace discusses the political, social and cultural through a biblical world view.

I am participating in Steve Deace’s weekly (Republican) Candidate Survivor Island in where you vote for the possible Republican presidential candidates that you do not want to see as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate and eventually the next President. So far participants voted Gov. Chris Christie, Rep. Peter King, Jeb Bush and Haley Barbour off the Island. This evening I cast my vote for Donald Trump to be the next to go. If you want to participate, go here. You will have to give your name, email address and answer a few more questions, before you get to the page with the candidates’ names. You will have until next Monday in the afternoon to cast your vote and you will hear Mr. Deace announce who got the boot on his program later that evening or read it on his Facebook page or on Twitter.

I enjoy listening to the various individuals on the right. I do not  agree with them one hundred percent, but I find myself not agreeing with anything I hear coming from liberal lefties. This is a strong indication that I am really maturing in my right-wing thinking. 

The Vitriol Blame is Misplaced!

I cannot believe how a good portion of those on the liberal left are going off on the deep end on blaming the Arizona shooting carnage that killed people including a child and hideously wounded others, most notably, Blue dog, Democratic Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords on the vitriol coming from the right-wing talkers and politicos. Really, as if there is no vitriol coming from the left these days! For me, MSNBC’s and radio talker, the combustible Ed Schultz, and Keith Olbermann immediately  comes to mind. From what I have read and heard on the radio and TV, the suspected shooter, Jared Loughner is a very deranged man. His high school and community college class mates claims he is a “left-wing pothead.” Reports say he is into Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto, currency standards and English grammar. This misplaced blame appears to be a course taken by the left to gain some political traction, since being repudiated in the Nov 2010 elections.

Jared Loughner’s drug use, relationships within his family circle, and other personal indicators that contributed to his state of mind should be the focus as to what happen. This tragedy should motivate us to  take a deeper look into how we deal with people who have mental health issues that causes them to be a danger, since it seems that nothing could really be done until he committed the carnage. His college classmates were afraid of him and a college instructor tried to have him removed from his classroom several times due to his scary erratic behavior. But then, none of this is getting traction in the news, only the vitriol!