Just when I get through, they drag me back in. It looks like I'm going to be on the Steve Kane Show tomorrow morning. It should be interesting. Big Steve has taken umbrage with this post of mine. And apparently there's going to be some corporo-politico teacher of "people skills" named Frank Turek on the show trying to shoot me down. Here's Turek's bio on his website:
Dr. Frank Turek, Senior Partner of The Austin Group, authors and conducts dynamic training and development programs in Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Team Building and other "people skill" topics essential for business success. Since 1993, Frank has grown his nationwide list of clients to include Bank of America, Coca Cola, CIGNA, CNA Insurance, Hannover Life Re, The Hartford, UnumProvident, and many others.
In addition to his work with businesses, Frank speaks at universities, conferences, and churches across the nation on religious and moral issues. He is an award-winning author of two books: I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and Legislating Morality: Is it Wise? Is it Legal? Is it Possible? Frank has been a guest on numerous radio and TV programs including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Politically Incorrect, Faith Under Fire, CBS News, Fox News, and PBS.
An eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, Frank served as a Naval Aviator in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf. He has a Doctorate in Apologetics, a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and has taught courses in Leadership and Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Frank and his wife Stephanie reside near Charlotte, North Carolina and are blessed with three incredible sons.
Gee, an insurance company flack talking about morals, especially important values like hating Islam and homosexuality, apparently. Should be fun. I'm sure they're going to try to drag me into some arcane tit-for-tat about the Koran and the Bible. I'm just gonna dose them with a shot of the truth. The fun should consummate at about 8 a.m. on AM-1470.
-- Speaking of radio shows, I had the honor of being on Jim DeFede's radio show on Saturday, where we talked about, yes, yes, Dozier. DeFede's best line was: "Dozier is a like Ann Coulter only with smaller testicles." In a comment below, a religious Pulp reader asked me to get the down-low on DeFede. Well, he's going to have his own three-hour morning radio show on 940-AM beginning on July 24. He's got to be on the air by 6 a.m., a time he remarked would probably only be heard by farmers and rave kids coming down from Ecstacy. But he's on through rush hour at 9 .m., so it's a prime slot. He told me he's going to be doing the same thing he's doing now -- delving into local news and having a good time at it. DeFede is a natural for the radio, funny as hell and knowledgeable about things great and small. It's a boon for South Florida. You can make what you want of his signing on with the evil Clear Channel empire, but I think all they want is numbers. My bet is DeFede will deliver.
-- And now for some bad news: Miami New Times writer Forrest Norman is leaving my sister paper and heading to the Daily Business Review to be the Miami-Dade law reporter. He's taking over for the very able Jessica Walker, who left for some kind of high-faluting financial job in New York or something. Forrest and I not only share the same last name (though we're not related as far as I know), but also a curiously similar career track (until now). Norman worked at the News-Press in Fort Myers, as did I, before crossing the soggy bottom of the state to work at a muckraking weekly. Little-known fact about FN: He once worked on the staff of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr during the Monica Lewinsky investigation. I never did that either, by the way.
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Congratulations to DBR for landing a talent like Norman.