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Laura Ingraham Radio Show (Updated – Read Again)

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Update:  Sunday, June 1, 2008
Craig and I received the following email earlier today:

From: Tom Elliott
To: Donny Pauling, Craig Gross
Date: Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 3:48 PM
Subject: Tomorrow

Hey, guys –

Bad news. We’re going to have to take a rain check on tomorrow’s segment. I’m unable to provide a lot of detail, but the short story is that Laura will not be hosting the Laura Ingraham show for the foreseeable future. This just developed over the weekend, so I apologize for the late notice. Could someone please contact Ron, or should I? Whatever’s easiest. (I don’t have an email address, and don’t really want to bother him on a Sunday.)

I do hope we’ll still be able to air this segment; it likely will just have to wait a little while.

Thanks,

Tom

Tom Elliott
Executive Producer
The Laura Ingraham Show

This coming Monday (June 2nd) I’ll be on the Laura Ingraham Show along with Craig Gross and Ron Jeremy (the famous porn star). From the call I received last Tuesday, someone from the show saw the debate at Yale on Nightline ABC. From what I gather, this will be more of a discussion than a debate. I’m also told Laura is syndicated on more than 340 stations and has 6 million listeners. I haven’t checked those numbers for myself, but that’s a lot of people, people! 🙂

To see when Laura’s show broadcasts in your area, and on which station, click here.

12 thoughts on “Laura Ingraham Radio Show (Updated – Read Again)

  1. WOOT!

    Mention “porn and pancakes coming to a church near you”… PLUG!

    LOL

  2. WOOT!

    Mention “porn and pancakes coming to a church near you”… PLUG!

    LOL

  3. Ugh, I can’t stand Laura Ingrahm. But I know you’ll do great! On porn, we stand together. =)

  4. Ugh, I can’t stand Laura Ingrahm. But I know you’ll do great! On porn, we stand together. =)

  5. I was reading up on Laura Ingraham this past weekend and noticed she’d been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2005. I hope that has nothing to do with the reason(s) for cancellation of this segment.

  6. I was reading up on Laura Ingraham this past weekend and noticed she’d been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2005. I hope that has nothing to do with the reason(s) for cancellation of this segment.

  7. well hey hey hey, looks like you got Someone big on your side. I’m cheering for you in heart Donny!

  8. well hey hey hey, looks like you got Someone big on your side. I’m cheering for you in heart Donny!

  9. Dear Donny,
    What I’ve written is probably way too long, but I was inspired, so here goes…hope you don’t mind.
    I hope too that it isn’t about the breast cancer, seeing that Tom mentions “for the foreseeable future”. Sorry about the postponement too, I am sure you were looking forward to it as much or more so than my ability to try and track a station nearby or even online to catch the broadcast, but maybe indeed I was there and missed the announcement of her not being on the air. ABC played back to back broadcasts of Don Imus, but I believe she would have been either before or after him. Anyway, I guess God has a purpose in it not airing at this time as oppose to a probable time in the future.
    As per the debate, it was great to see. I have 4 points that I would like to focus on from 3 things you said and 1 thing Ron said.
    1. Ron kept focusing on how porn enhances relations with your lover: I have been a part of that, brought on by my girlfriend at the time. However, though I can’t speak for the entire male species, I believe that most would agree, that it isn’t that one is necessarily turned on by the girl next to you, no matter how beautiful she is, but rather, as the boy who wrote you expressed, that while he was in the act, he needed the image that was impressed in his mind from porn, in order to come to an orgasm. After exercising a habit for so long, with certain images, endorphins and pleasure connected to it. There is no way that a girlfriend or wife can compete with the fantasy going on in the mind, that you are having sex with the girl in the video and not the one next to you. I know that Ron still wouldn’t even think that was a problem, but it certainly robs both you and your partner of the love and intimacy culminated with the sex created between the two of you alone as you focus on each other. Otherwise, your partner (I’d prefer to say wife, but I know that some may not be there who read this) basically becomes just an extension of your hand if you know what I mean, especially if your partner can never match a porn fantasy girl in looks. So all it is for both is trying to get pleasure for oneself without considering the other. Again, I’ll say that Ron could probably care less about that, as long as you and your partner are coming, so then it is just sex and not love. Essentially then the girl is just a piece of meat…so how does that make her feel…and does anyone care. I am sure that since most girls aren’t just looking for their own piece of meat and the tingling clitoral feeling that they prefer there be more substance and love and real intimacy. Otherwise, I would think that those few girls (probably several million) who just want the feeling, have narrowed themselves down to the basest and animal level of the male population that just want flesh, though they are afraid to admit that they are really empty and shallow inside…or maybe they don’t even know it.
    2. Next, you kept reiterating to the audience that you could do anything you want, but not everything is good for you. I take it that you said that from Paul’s words “Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.” 1 Corinthians 6:12. Though I am sure those at Yale may have cared less to know what the “bible” has to say, I think to have referred to that scripture or the other one (can’t find it for the moment), it might have been revelatory for them to see how encompassing, practical and all inclusive scripture is to even consider that it would say that we are essentially free to do whatever we want, but disclaimer it and also say, that not everything is good for us…how real is that. To that I would say it’s a good thermometer to press against the censorship issue of free speech and the “do whatever you want” mentality takeoff on what the US Constitution intended. In other words be responsible for and with your freedom.
    3. The prior last few sentences above lead to this one. I am not so sure that the notion of not censuring things is even relevant today. Though to mention censorship at all brings on the fear that it would work against our freedom to worship, etc. Whether we like it or not, we are not free to do whatever we want, and more and more, while the Christians position is to be wary of total anarchy and being responsible for our actions, it in no way rivals the attempt of liberals and anti-Christian movements in this country to make attempts at declaring that there is indeed a constitutional decree of separation of Church and State, that they would try to remove anything Judeo-Christian from the mainstream, or sneak in bills to Congress that would essentially take away the right of conservative talk show host to spew their stuff, or prevent ministers from preaching straight from scripture what it has to say about homosexuality, porn, etc. Likewise on the other side of the spectrum, it is okay for music, movies, internet and books to promote whatever they want in the name of free speech, even if it is pumping and pounding into weak minds and our youth culture an entirely different level of disgrace and opinion completely potentially anarchic to society, let alone to the religious right. Who says I can’t kill or rape, or what have you…that is censorship of the highest kind, and yet it goes on every day in so many minds, if not in action, that eventually lead so often to fulfillment of those mental images…isn’t that what we’re saying about porn and its effects? Why block it now or here or there if it is okay, “as long as it isn’t hurting anyone?” This leads me to my final comment.
    4. I learned years ago about the essential meaning of the word “Deference”. The definition I received was that we limit our freedom or liberties or ourselves, so that others may succeed. For all intents and purposes, that is what Paul explains in the scriptures before and after those having to do with doing whatever I want, but not everything is good for me. Where he talks about not eating meat in case a younger or less mature brother has a problem with it, so as not to cause them to fall or stumble in their faith. In other words, he “suppresses” (to use a word the moderator used) himself, limiting or completely ceasing to eat meat, per the chance that a weaker brother may stumble because of it, even whether that meat was dedicated to idols or not. Paul even goes on to say that though he, being mature knows that idols are nothing and there is only one God, that if his conscience bothers him about the meat that may have been dedicated to an idol or if another brother who may be less mature saw him eating meat that was dedicated to an idol, then to help prevent that brother from stumbling or falling away in the faith or even to not do something that was contradictory in his own conscience, then he was more than willing to cease from eating meat, so as not to hurt anyone…how thoughtful…self restraint, so that another person, or even myself, would not be hurt…otherwise, if it is not from faith that you do something then it is sin, or whatever you do, do it all unto Christ. That is a self imposed form of censorship as you think of others…is it possible that everything we do can effect others, even in engaging in unbiblical behavior, because in some way we may be hurting someone else, even in not being there for someone, because we’re off doing something we shouldn’t is another way it hurts those we love…completely at odds and totally on the end of the spectrum from the worlds mentality, but nonetheless a biblical and a Christ-like characteristic. He limited Himself, though being essentially God, took on the form of man and lived among us to show us the way and die so that we might succeed (Philippians 2:1-16). Of course what we do in the church as a body of believers, may not at all go over well with the world, simply because they don’t answer to God but to themselves, so while we can “impose” our view on them, certainly giving them a peak at how God instructs, both in the why and how it affects others, might be a revelation to them of a very real and practical God, that they might not otherwise be aware of.
    Anyway, on the illustration of how deference works itself out, on behalf of our fellow man, it can be found in 1 Corinthians 8 (though the versus in Philippians I referenced earlier, challenges us to ultimately not do anything that would offend or hurt Christ, which would include not offending others.)
    1NOW ABOUT food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].
    2If anyone imagines that he has come to know and understand much [of divine things, without love], he does not yet perceive and recognize and understand as strongly and clearly, nor has he become as intimately acquainted with anything as he ought or as is necessary.
    3But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
    4In this matter, then, of eating food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing (has no real existence) and that there is no God but one.
    5For although there may be so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many of them, both of gods and of lords and masters,
    6Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist].
    7Nevertheless, not all [believers] possess this knowledge. But some, through being all their lives until now accustomed to [thinking of] idols [as real and living], still consider the food [offered to an idol] as that sacrificed to an [actual] god; and their weak consciences become defiled and injured if they eat [it].
    8Now food [itself] will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating [food offered to idols] gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat [it].
    9Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin].
    10For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge [of God, with an intelligent view of this subject and] reclining at table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened [to violate his own conscientious scruples] if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what [to him] is for the purpose of idol worship?
    11And so by your enlightenment (your knowledge of spiritual things), this weak man is ruined (is lost and perishes)–the brother for whom Christ (the Messiah) died!
    12And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
    13Therefore, if [my eating a] food is a cause of my brother’s falling or of hindering [his spiritual advancement], I will not eat [such] flesh forever, lest I cause my brother to be tripped up and fall and to be offended. Amplified Bible

  10. Dear Donny,
    What I’ve written is probably way too long, but I was inspired, so here goes…hope you don’t mind.
    I hope too that it isn’t about the breast cancer, seeing that Tom mentions “for the foreseeable future”. Sorry about the postponement too, I am sure you were looking forward to it as much or more so than my ability to try and track a station nearby or even online to catch the broadcast, but maybe indeed I was there and missed the announcement of her not being on the air. ABC played back to back broadcasts of Don Imus, but I believe she would have been either before or after him. Anyway, I guess God has a purpose in it not airing at this time as oppose to a probable time in the future.
    As per the debate, it was great to see. I have 4 points that I would like to focus on from 3 things you said and 1 thing Ron said.
    1. Ron kept focusing on how porn enhances relations with your lover: I have been a part of that, brought on by my girlfriend at the time. However, though I can’t speak for the entire male species, I believe that most would agree, that it isn’t that one is necessarily turned on by the girl next to you, no matter how beautiful she is, but rather, as the boy who wrote you expressed, that while he was in the act, he needed the image that was impressed in his mind from porn, in order to come to an orgasm. After exercising a habit for so long, with certain images, endorphins and pleasure connected to it. There is no way that a girlfriend or wife can compete with the fantasy going on in the mind, that you are having sex with the girl in the video and not the one next to you. I know that Ron still wouldn’t even think that was a problem, but it certainly robs both you and your partner of the love and intimacy culminated with the sex created between the two of you alone as you focus on each other. Otherwise, your partner (I’d prefer to say wife, but I know that some may not be there who read this) basically becomes just an extension of your hand if you know what I mean, especially if your partner can never match a porn fantasy girl in looks. So all it is for both is trying to get pleasure for oneself without considering the other. Again, I’ll say that Ron could probably care less about that, as long as you and your partner are coming, so then it is just sex and not love. Essentially then the girl is just a piece of meat…so how does that make her feel…and does anyone care. I am sure that since most girls aren’t just looking for their own piece of meat and the tingling clitoral feeling that they prefer there be more substance and love and real intimacy. Otherwise, I would think that those few girls (probably several million) who just want the feeling, have narrowed themselves down to the basest and animal level of the male population that just want flesh, though they are afraid to admit that they are really empty and shallow inside…or maybe they don’t even know it.
    2. Next, you kept reiterating to the audience that you could do anything you want, but not everything is good for you. I take it that you said that from Paul’s words “Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.” 1 Corinthians 6:12. Though I am sure those at Yale may have cared less to know what the “bible” has to say, I think to have referred to that scripture or the other one (can’t find it for the moment), it might have been revelatory for them to see how encompassing, practical and all inclusive scripture is to even consider that it would say that we are essentially free to do whatever we want, but disclaimer it and also say, that not everything is good for us…how real is that. To that I would say it’s a good thermometer to press against the censorship issue of free speech and the “do whatever you want” mentality takeoff on what the US Constitution intended. In other words be responsible for and with your freedom.
    3. The prior last few sentences above lead to this one. I am not so sure that the notion of not censuring things is even relevant today. Though to mention censorship at all brings on the fear that it would work against our freedom to worship, etc. Whether we like it or not, we are not free to do whatever we want, and more and more, while the Christians position is to be wary of total anarchy and being responsible for our actions, it in no way rivals the attempt of liberals and anti-Christian movements in this country to make attempts at declaring that there is indeed a constitutional decree of separation of Church and State, that they would try to remove anything Judeo-Christian from the mainstream, or sneak in bills to Congress that would essentially take away the right of conservative talk show host to spew their stuff, or prevent ministers from preaching straight from scripture what it has to say about homosexuality, porn, etc. Likewise on the other side of the spectrum, it is okay for music, movies, internet and books to promote whatever they want in the name of free speech, even if it is pumping and pounding into weak minds and our youth culture an entirely different level of disgrace and opinion completely potentially anarchic to society, let alone to the religious right. Who says I can’t kill or rape, or what have you…that is censorship of the highest kind, and yet it goes on every day in so many minds, if not in action, that eventually lead so often to fulfillment of those mental images…isn’t that what we’re saying about porn and its effects? Why block it now or here or there if it is okay, “as long as it isn’t hurting anyone?” This leads me to my final comment.
    4. I learned years ago about the essential meaning of the word “Deference”. The definition I received was that we limit our freedom or liberties or ourselves, so that others may succeed. For all intents and purposes, that is what Paul explains in the scriptures before and after those having to do with doing whatever I want, but not everything is good for me. Where he talks about not eating meat in case a younger or less mature brother has a problem with it, so as not to cause them to fall or stumble in their faith. In other words, he “suppresses” (to use a word the moderator used) himself, limiting or completely ceasing to eat meat, per the chance that a weaker brother may stumble because of it, even whether that meat was dedicated to idols or not. Paul even goes on to say that though he, being mature knows that idols are nothing and there is only one God, that if his conscience bothers him about the meat that may have been dedicated to an idol or if another brother who may be less mature saw him eating meat that was dedicated to an idol, then to help prevent that brother from stumbling or falling away in the faith or even to not do something that was contradictory in his own conscience, then he was more than willing to cease from eating meat, so as not to hurt anyone…how thoughtful…self restraint, so that another person, or even myself, would not be hurt…otherwise, if it is not from faith that you do something then it is sin, or whatever you do, do it all unto Christ. That is a self imposed form of censorship as you think of others…is it possible that everything we do can effect others, even in engaging in unbiblical behavior, because in some way we may be hurting someone else, even in not being there for someone, because we’re off doing something we shouldn’t is another way it hurts those we love…completely at odds and totally on the end of the spectrum from the worlds mentality, but nonetheless a biblical and a Christ-like characteristic. He limited Himself, though being essentially God, took on the form of man and lived among us to show us the way and die so that we might succeed (Philippians 2:1-16). Of course what we do in the church as a body of believers, may not at all go over well with the world, simply because they don’t answer to God but to themselves, so while we can “impose” our view on them, certainly giving them a peak at how God instructs, both in the why and how it affects others, might be a revelation to them of a very real and practical God, that they might not otherwise be aware of.
    Anyway, on the illustration of how deference works itself out, on behalf of our fellow man, it can be found in 1 Corinthians 8 (though the versus in Philippians I referenced earlier, challenges us to ultimately not do anything that would offend or hurt Christ, which would include not offending others.)
    1NOW ABOUT food offered to idols: of course we know that all of us possess knowledge [concerning these matters. Yet mere] knowledge causes people to be puffed up (to bear themselves loftily and be proud), but love (affection and goodwill and benevolence) edifies and builds up and encourages one to grow [to his full stature].
    2If anyone imagines that he has come to know and understand much [of divine things, without love], he does not yet perceive and recognize and understand as strongly and clearly, nor has he become as intimately acquainted with anything as he ought or as is necessary.
    3But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].
    4In this matter, then, of eating food offered to idols, we know that an idol is nothing (has no real existence) and that there is no God but one.
    5For although there may be so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many of them, both of gods and of lords and masters,
    6Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through and by Whom are all things and through and by Whom we [ourselves exist].
    7Nevertheless, not all [believers] possess this knowledge. But some, through being all their lives until now accustomed to [thinking of] idols [as real and living], still consider the food [offered to an idol] as that sacrificed to an [actual] god; and their weak consciences become defiled and injured if they eat [it].
    8Now food [itself] will not cause our acceptance by God nor commend us to Him. Eating [food offered to idols] gives us no advantage; neither do we come short or become any worse if we do not eat [it].
    9Only be careful that this power of choice (this permission and liberty to do as you please) which is yours, does not [somehow] become a hindrance (cause of stumbling) to the weak or overscrupulous [giving them an impulse to sin].
    10For suppose someone sees you, a man having knowledge [of God, with an intelligent view of this subject and] reclining at table in an idol’s temple, might he not be encouraged and emboldened [to violate his own conscientious scruples] if he is weak and uncertain, and eat what [to him] is for the purpose of idol worship?
    11And so by your enlightenment (your knowledge of spiritual things), this weak man is ruined (is lost and perishes)–the brother for whom Christ (the Messiah) died!
    12And when you sin against your brethren in this way, wounding and damaging their weak conscience, you sin against Christ.
    13Therefore, if [my eating a] food is a cause of my brother’s falling or of hindering [his spiritual advancement], I will not eat [such] flesh forever, lest I cause my brother to be tripped up and fall and to be offended. Amplified Bible

  11. Carrie pointed out to me that there has been an update on Laura’s Wikipedia page:

    In May 2008, Ingraham began proceedings to adopt a young girl from Guatemala, whom she has named Maria Caroline.

    Not sure if that has anything to do with it. What I WILL say is that from what I’ve been told by a source who will remain unnamed, Laura is healthy and happy. That’s a very good thing!

  12. Carrie pointed out to me that there has been an update on Laura’s Wikipedia page:

    In May 2008, Ingraham began proceedings to adopt a young girl from Guatemala, whom she has named Maria Caroline.

    Not sure if that has anything to do with it. What I WILL say is that from what I’ve been told by a source who will remain unnamed, Laura is healthy and happy. That’s a very good thing!

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