Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Carl’s Point originates on KCUP-AM radio in Newport, Oregon on Tuesday 7:26 a.m., repeating Thursday 6:26 a.m.
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Shannon/fontfamily>: Hello, Shannon O’Neill, KCUP radio.
Shannon: This is Shannon.
Carl: Shannon O’Neill?
Shannon: This is Shannon O’Neill. Who is this?
Carl: Is this Shannon O’Neill from KCUP radio?
Shannon (getting exhasperated): Yes, this is Shannon O’Neill from KCUP radio. Who is this?
Carl: It’s Carl! Carl Estrada!
Shannon: Carl! Where are you?
Carl: I’m somewhere near Aberdeen, Washington. I’m living the American dream!
Shannon: The American dream? In Aberdeen, Washington?
Carl: That’s right! I bought a 45 foot motor home, and I’ve got my Hummer hitched to the back. Viola and I are seeing the USA one gas station at a time!
Shannon: Carl, with gas prices these days, how can you afford to. . . .
Carl: Hold on a second, I have to turn on the windshield wipers.
Shannon: The windshield wipers?
Carl: Yeah, I just ran over a fire hydrant. I’m pretty good at left turns in this thing, but I haven’t learned how to turn right yet.
Shannon: Carl, are you okay?
Carl: I’ve never been better! My President pulled our troops out Iraq, shut down Gitmo, ended the NSA spying program, proposed a universal health care plan, and declared an all-out war on global warming!
Shannon: Carl, what are you talking about?
Carl: Well, I haven’t heard any news for the last week. All I heard was My President saying he wasn’t going to “cross a moral boundary.” So I
figured. . . .
Shannon: He was talking about stem cell research. He vetoed it.
Carl: Oh. Well, I guess we have to save the embryos.
Shannon: Actually, they’re going to get thrown away. Did you hear about the Middle East?
Carl: No. Did My President spread democracy there?
Shannon: Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers, so Israel has been bombing Lebanon to root out the terrorists. Hundreds of innocent Lebanese have died, and their infrastructure is in ruins.
Carl: So My President went over there to negotiate a peace settlement?
Shannon: Well, actually he’s done nothing for two weeks, but now he’s sending Condoleezza Rice to try to work out something.
Carl: Kind of like Hurricane Katrina. Maybe he could send them some buses. He wasn’t on vacation, was he?
Shannon: No, not officially.
Carl: That’s good. I wouldn’t want a blow-up in the Middle East to ruin My President’s vacation.
Shannon: Speaking of vacations, how long are you going to be gone for?
Carl: Another week or so. Whoops. Gotta go. I’m getting pulled over.
Shannon: Pulled over?
Carl: Yeah--I’ve got a line of fifteen cars in back of me, and this cop passed them all and now he’s signalling me.
Shannon: Well, I’d better let you go.
Carl: Yeah, the cop’s pointing his gun at me and telling me to get out of my motor home with my hands in plain sight.
Shannon: Can you sign off before you hang up?
Carl: Yeah, but I’d better do it quick. I’m Carl Estrada and that’s my point!