Wednesday, August 29, 2007

People Really Do Listen To It

I was headed home last night around 10, and because the Royals were comfortably ahead in the top of the 9th, I decided to see what was going on in the bizarro-world of conservative talk radio. It seems 710 AM features one Rusty Humphries at 10 pm. Rusty is most famous for writing radio jingles apparently, though his star is ascendant in right-wing radio.

In his online bio, it says that Rusty has "been a contestant on The Wheel of Fortune, a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood and was even a candidate for U.S. Senate." With credentials like radio-jingle writer, and Wheel of Fortune Contestant, you have to wonder how he didn't get elected to the Senate.

Anyway, the couple of minutes I listened to the show were the usual right-wing blather. They were talking about Sen. Craig's bathroom rendezvous and how all it really proved was that Republicans stood for good because they wanted to step down and that Democrats were morally deficient because William Jefferson was still employed.

No mention that Republicans also defended the raid on Jefferson. No mention of the long fight to keep DeLay or Scooter around. No mention that conservatives weren't nearly as loud when David Vitter was accused of sexual misconduct. No mention that Democrats yanked Jefferson's committee appointment, and have pressured him to step down. Only Democrats are reprehensible and Republicans are messianic.

But that isn't the point of this post. The point is that you must, absolutely must hear the theme song to Rusty's show. I personally think it is a joke. Probably not a joke that many of the listeners are in on, but a joke nonetheless. If it isn't a joke, then Rusty is truly one of the biggest songwriting hacks of all-time. But it has to be a joke, right? I desperately wanted to link to it, but I have been unable to find it. For those of you in KC, try to listen at 10pm to 710 AM. If you do you'll be treated to a chorus of "Heck yeah's" and a line about Rusty making you a millionaire. Honestly. If I can find the audio, I'll get it put up here.

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