On The Radio

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 20, 2010

PG is a sometimes reader/commenter at peach pundit . Friday, head peachpit Erick Erickson was a guest announcer on WSB radio. The station is now simulcast on an fm outlet, which was an important announcement on the show.

Mr. Erickson is getting to be versatile. A Macon city councilman, blogger, and CNN commenter, he was replacing Herman Cain. At the start of the show, he said he didn’t want to talk about the “Ground Zero Mosque”. Mr. Erickson proceeded to spend the majority of his time talking about that very issue.

After a while, PG decided to see if he could get on. After a string of busy signals, the phone rang. The call screener answered “the herman cain show”. She asked for a name, and PG said Chamblee54. She said that is not a name, so PG said Luther, which is his “real” name.

The screener asked what he wanted to talk about, and PG said water. Atlanta had a drought three years ago, and almost ran out of water. The screener said that the host has not been talking about that. PG asked if he could wait on hold while she asked the man if he could discuss water. A few minutes later, at 8:26, the screener said he could talk on the show, please turn the sound down on your radio. PG wished he could have talked to Belinda, the ace screener for Neal Boortz.

PG listened to Mr. Erickson rant about liberals for twenty minutes, while awaiting his turn. Finally, it was his turn to talk. Starting out by mentioning that he comments at Peach Pundit, PG quickly asked Mr. Erickson what we should do to ensure a secure water supply for Atlanta.

There was a bit of a chuckle, and the announcer said it would be easy to solve this problem. Just elect competent officials. If you want to get a good water supply for Atlanta, shave your legs, paint your face, and offer to show state officials a good time.

PG had a follow up question, on the lines of what specific you would want these newly elected officials to do about the water crisis. There was a clicking sound on the line, and suddenly no sound was coming out of the telephone.

This discussion shows a few things that are wrong with America. With the problems facing America, we should not have time to worry about an Islamic Community Center being built in Lower Manhattan. When the water shortage was getting worse, the hot topic in the local arena was the State Flag. Until our leaders…both elected and electronic…address serious issues, and put aside name calling about those who disagree with you, we are in a world of trouble.

PG was also hoping to talk about blogging. There is a saying, Blogging is talk radio without the busy signal. The cutoff was not the end of the comment, as it would be for most people. Pictures for tonight’s entertainment are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”

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  1. Michael said, on August 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    And you’re surprised by this “person’s” reaction to your question?

    • chamblee54 said, on August 20, 2010 at 10:33 pm

      Actually, Mr. Erickson was reasonably polite. The answer he gave was not very good, and I really would have enjoyed making a follow up. I don’t know who was responsible for cutting me off.
      The call screener was an idiot. I told her I comment at Peach Pundit, and she let me on anyway.
      After I was through, I listened to the rest of the show. ( I cannot abide more than five minutes of Herman Cain.) He did a segment on an article about ” why twenty somethings don’t want to grow up” I wondered what the excuse of the thirty something Erickson was.
      What I am really embarrassed by is having people know I was at home listening to talk radio on a friday night.

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