Posts tagged ‘Roger Hedgecock’

I wrote some schtuff last week. It’s super important that you read it. Or at least click on the links, even if you never get around to reading it because a small person asked for an 87th sippy cup of juice, or your boss walked in and you’re supposed to, like, actually work and not mess around reading political commentary on the Internet. Because the people that hire me won’t know you didn’t read it, they’ll just see page views. Help a free-lancer out, people!

Apparently people are getting themselves killed by Mexican drug cartels using American firearms. The idea was to follow the guns to the big bad drug lords, but the operation has gotten completely out of hand. Skeery stuff.

In crazy San Francisco news, the city wants to make ex-cons a protected class of citizens. I’m reminded of that scene from Liar Liar when Jim Carey yells into the phone to one of his scummy clients wanting legal advice, “STOP BREAKING LAW, ASSHOLE!

Should be removed from their homes and placed in foster care? I say no times a thousand. I love the first comment on this one: “Do you really have to make EVERY article about politics?” Um, yes. That’s what I do for a living.

I can even turn Glee into a political issue! I’m totally talented like that.

I was also on The Roger Hedgecock Show to talk about the debt ceiling. It was my first time on a nationally syndicated AM radio show, and I loved it. If you loved it too, tell your favorite radio host you’d like them to have me on. Seriously, if you demand, they’ll supply. I hope.

Have a great week!

So. I was on the Roger Hedgecock Show today, even though he’s on vacation. Brett Winterble was filling in for him, and he’s kinda awesome all on his own, so I was still nervous.

I got a note yesterday asking if I’d be interested in going on the show to talk about the Harvard study on childhood obesity and parental rights. I had actually just emailed my editor at’s The Stir to ask if I could write on that topic, so it seemed like planets were aligning or something.

Plus, you know, the whole, “Would you like to be on a nationally syndicated talk radio show?” thing. Um … Yes!

I’ve meet Brett (and Roger too, as a matter of fact) a time or two, and he’s a super nice guy. And good at what he does. And, when I went to that live taping a couple of weeks ago, I got to meet his daughter who is about Thing 1’s age. The two of them hit it off like peas in a pod, and you could just tell by how sweet and polite and respectful she was that Brett is a good dad. And in my book, good dads = good men (generally).

I got an email from Brett last night asking if I’d like to talk about the debt ceiling as well, and did I have any other topics that I’m passionate about? Sure, I can talk about the debt ceiling, why not? Also, I’m passionate about getting moms to pay attention to politics, because let’s face it … it’s our children that are being most affected by this spending nonsense in congress.

So I called into the show with the number I was given. And the dude answering the phone was not expecting my call. Ack! Like I needed a reason to be more nervous. I finally got on with Brett … and he didn’t ask me a single thing about the childhood obesity thing.

Which means I was very glad I’d done my homework and even watched the press conference from Hades this morning. I’m sort of immersed in this stuff anyway, and usually able to talk about whatever anyone can pull out of their hat, and I’m not afraid to give the caveat, “I don’t know much about that, but here’s what I think…”

Anyway, all of this to say that I was glad I was up-to-date on a variety of topics. The more you know… the more you won’t sound like an idiot on the radio! And extra knowledge isn’t a bad thing to have. Because I’m sure I’ll have 18 zillion calls soon to have me do a radio guest spot. Or something.

I’ll always have my eight readers. I love you guys. <3

Update- here’s the podcast of the show. I come in at 24 minutes. Enjoy!