Shad Olson recently announced that his radio talk show, the Shad Olson Show, is about to experience explosive growth. In the first year of the show, the SOS Radio Network has been heard in Rapid City, Belle Fourche, Valentine, Nebraska and Sundance, Wyoming. The Shad Olson Show is now poised to expand to an additional 50 cities, with the possibility of another 80 in the near future. That would put the Shad Olson Show on the air in 23 states.
Barack Obama is threatening that if Congress does not increase the $14.294 trillion national debt ceiling, the nation will default. It is a rather curious formulation. Note that the Administration is not saying that if we continue to borrow trillions of dollars year on end without ever presenting a plan to repay the debt, we will default. But that if we do not continue borrowing, we cannot meet our obligations to creditors. Call it the next big lie.
The South Dakota Tea Party Alliance is hosting a Tax Day Tea Party in Memorial Park in Rapid City Saturday, April 16 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This will be the third year in a row that patriots from the Black Hills and West River area of South Dakota have gathered to send a message to our elected representatives: we demand fiscal responsibility and respect for our constitution! There will be music, special speakers and lots of sign-waving!
Patriots, homeschoolers and Americans of all ages and walks have a fantastic opportunity this weekend to brush up on their knowledge and learn new things about America, our founding, the U.S. Constitution, and the principles that helped make the United States the greatest and most unique nation in all of history. Authors John Eidsmoe and Mark Skogerboe will be in Rapid City Thursday, Friday and Saturday for several exciting events.
Randy Wilson, Field Director for Church Ministries with the Family Research Council, was in Rapid City yesterday for the Black Hills Ministry Leader Luncheon sponsored by the Family Heritage Alliance. While he was in town, Shad Olson of the Shad Olson Show interviewed Wilson in his studio. They talked about one of the themes that came up at the ministry leader luncheon: the abdication by the church of its role in being the conscience of the culture, and how that is affecting America’s present and future.
In watching the amazing explosion of Donald Trump on the political scene this year, I keep asking myself what he’s up to. As I wrote in a previous column, some of Mr. Trump’s past professions of liberal beliefs and his political contributions to more Democrats than Republicans, leaves me wondering just who he really is. Why is he threatening to run as a third-party candidate when he has not yet even announced he is running for president?
Many pro-family groups are calling upon parents of children in public schools to keep their kids home during this Friday’s disruptive “Day of Silence.” On Friday, April 15, students participating in the “Day of Silence” will wear pro-homosexuality T-shirts, buttons, and stickers, refuse to answer teachers’ questions in classrooms, make it difficult for other students to concentrate, and generally take over school campuses for the entire day.