Shut Up & Sing
I listen to talk radio. Kinda. I catch snippets of Sean while I'm fixing dinner and Rush while I'm doing laundry. The only radio "personality" I do listen to faithfully is Neal Boortz, and even then, the best I can do is catch perhaps 60 minutes in bits and pieces of his three-hour weekday show.
Laura Ingraham? I've seen her a few times as someone's guest on television or talk radio show, but her radio program? She's on the same time as Boortz, so . . . nope.
With all of the interviews she was giving about her book SHUT UP & SING and the way Hubby seemed to be watching and listening to them, and needing a stocking stuffer for him last Christmas I bought a copy of it thinking he'd want to read it.
Needing something to read I made the mistake of starting it. It was a mistake because with few exceptions — I could probably number them on one hand if I remembered what the heck they were — once I start a book I finish it even if I have to force myself do so.
And within just the first few pages, I knew I’d be fighting to finish this one.
Hollyweird and the entertainment industry is full of Lefty-Loons and the pseudo-intellectuals they revere are of the same bent. Faith is under attack. The completely dysfunctional United Nations is a total joke. Dubya and big corporations really don’t want to do anything about illegal aliens because it’s cheap labor. Follow the money and it’s easy to find the same source(s) for the anti-Bush / anti-U.S. demonstrations and demonstrators. Yadda-yadda.TELL ME SOMETHING I DON’T ALREADY KNOW! TIE WHAT I ALREADY KNOW TOGETHER IN A NEW WAY! MAKE ME THINK! WRITE SOMETHING, ANYTHING, THAT MAKES ME GO, Ah-HAA!
We’re not talking deep thinking or analysis here, folks. Or any challenge to thoughts or beliefs that have to be examined and / or re-examined because of the information or insight provided.
No voice, no unique tone. Like . . . instead of writing, the words on each page were standard observations backed with selected quotes from news reports, all of which had been pulled from various audio tapes, transcribed, and then just reorganized into book form.
SHUT UP & SING bored the socks off me.