A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
I'm very cheerful early in the mornings on weekends. It drives my wife nuts because she is not a morning person. However on the weekdays, I'm usually dragging and a touch grumpy. I narrowed the reason for the mood changes down to talk radio. You see, I've been addicted to talk radio for years. Lately there hasn't been much good to talk about. My morning drive brings me up to date with news and commentary on what's going on out there. It explains why my retirement money is about zip and my retirement plans are now don't plan on retiring. But then again, maybe the Stimulus Bill will have a provision for retirees to get bigger social security checks to offset the lack of confidence in the government that has caused everybody's investments to tank out.
I suppose I could switch channels and listen to music. That would be equivalent to switching from my cable news channels to MTV or The Comedy Channel and get my news from John Stewart.
No. I look forward to the noon hour to listen to the person that cheers me up. Who tells me that if I apply myself, that I can be all that I can be and don't need some government program to do it.
Swear off talk radio? Never. Not even if the government bans it by some underhanded scheme.