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Lisa Graas beat me to my own story. The hostess of WhyMommyIsARepublican.com burst onto the blogging scene with the news that I was holding close to my chest, for no particular reason other than I was too lazy to get off my Sealy posturpedic bed and remain upright in front of my computer screen long enough to write the story.
Way to go, Miss Lisa.
Yes, the rumors are true. I am returning to the radio. Kinda. I'll be doing a "guest host" shot at the end of the week, through Tuesday at my former place of employment - KSFO radio in San Francisco.
Lee Rodgers and Melanie Morgan, KSFO Radio
This is the best of all worlds, I get to work a little bit, and go back to my recliner a lot, and still collect my unemployment check. In between, I have been searching databases for warm climates , low taxes, and Republican strongholds - which is definitely not California, where I currently reside.
I confess, I have gotten a bit lazy while watching the country implode under Barry O's leadership. No more 80 hour weeks for me. Nope, I am not the economic stimulus that the Democrats are hoping for. I am leaving that job for Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, the left-wing Democrat who has all the answers to the economy. And crime.
Anyway, here are Lisa's nice words on my imminent return to the radio world.
Melanie Morgan will be on KSFO-AM this Friday, Monday and Tuesday and I encourage you all to tune in. I'm very excited about this because I recently "met" Melanie online and am interested in reading her book |American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs| which I just got in the mail today!
[My kids think I'm famous now because I have a signed copy of Melanie's book. :-) My mom who is a petite, respectable and demure 73-yr-old called it first, though, so I will have to wait my turn.]
I'm not sure what topics Melanie will be discussing (maybe the economy?) but I really enjoy her take on things, especially her support for our troops. I recommend that you all tune in via podcast here.
Visit Melanie's site here!
Remember to mark your calendar! Melanie Morgan on KSFO-AM -- Friday, Monday and Tuesday -- 5am-9am (PDT) If you can't find it at the Morning Show podcast page linked above, you can check the Archives afterward.
Best wishes to Melanie!
|American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two Families Joined by War, Torn by Beliefs|
|American Mourning| is the story of two American families whose sons died in the war on terror. Casey Sheehan and Justin Johnson had been best friends since they first met at Fort Hood in Texas; they were killed within five days of each other in separate ambushes in Sadr City, Iraq, during Holy Week of 2004.
As the Sheehan and Johnson families have mourned their unimaginable loss, they have had little else in common and have taken entirely different paths as they mourned. Justin's father, Joe Johnson, followed his son to Baghdad, slogging through the open sewers of Iraqi slums to see where Justin had died and to avenge his death.
Cindy Sheehan wanted another kind of revenge. Blaming President Bush for Casey's death, she called the Muslim radicals who killer her son "freedom fighters" and brought an entourage of antiwar activists and a coalition of the willing press to the president's ranch outside Crawford, Texas. Demanding that the president meet with her in the sweltering Texas summer, she became a media phenomenon and America's best-known antiwar activist since Jane Fonda.
The Sheehans and the Johnsons represent the extremes of grief-stricken parents in war, both families reflecting the gap in how Americans view the war on terror. The Johnson family has bonded closer. Justin's parents have grown nearer; their faith has been strengthened; and their support for the war is stronger than ever. Meanwhile, the Sheehan family has fractured, and Casey's parents have divorced. Cindy says she is no longer a Christian, and her opposition to the war is deeper an dmore bitter than ever.
The bodies of Casey Sheehan and Justin Johnson lie in their hometown graves. Justin's final resting place is decorated with handmade flags and miniature Uncle Sams. Casey's had no marker for two years to tell the world that he lived, fought, and died a hero.