October 3, 2009
If I told You, Would You Have Believed?
Recently while driving from San Francisco to Santa Cruz, some 80 miles down the coast (kind of like leaving Marxatopia for Stalinsville), I tuned into 10,000 watts of soothing radio sanity, KSCO-AM. Similar to the radio station I work for in San Francisco, despite broadcasting from an epicenter of liberalism (the most popular local bumper sticker reads "Keep Santa Cruz Weird"), KSCO remains proudly conservative. It was within moments of capturing KSCO's signal that I began to hear an engaging commentary by their owner, Kay Zwerling.Kay's premise was, "If I had told you that within the first 200 days of Barack Obama's presidency...?" And her short list of political atrocities began. Kay wondered aloud, who would have believed that within the first seven months of the new administration, 90% of all mortgages in the United States would be backed by the federal government (placing the taxpayer at risk for over $5 trillion dollars, I might add). The...(Read Full Article)