COPERA’S Corner: The Tale of Two Benghazi’s & Is the Culture of Comfortable the New Normal?

Coperas Corner Radio Banner Randy (1)COPERA’S Corner (Episode #8)

COPERA = the Cop + the Opera Singer

With Hosts: Rebecca L. Mahan and Hallie Neill

COPERA’S Corner may be heard at 9PM EST every Sunday on The Liberty Beacon Radio Network, and can be heard in FULL Anytime after show Publish Time.

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 By: Hallie Neill

Is the Culture of Comfortable the New Normal?

To Start this episode off we dive into a discussion of gender neutral WC’s, “participation awards” and banning the Pledge of Allegiance – all with the recurring theme of creating a “culture of comfortable”. We wonder, is this the new normal?

College Du Page in Chicago, Illinois announced the new gender neutral bathrooms designed to “make students of all genders and gender identities feel more comfortable”. We know we are all equal under the law, but are we all “comfortable under the law”?

Remember America – the land of opportunity? That exceptional nation where everything was possible with a dream and hard work and sacrifice? With “participation awards” for students who just show up rather than rewarding excellence and high achievement, we wonder again, is simply feeling comfortable the new normal?

Hallie and Rebecca share views and personal stories about being inspired to work through rejection and challenges and even “stage fright” to excel and exceed in our chosen fields of cop and opera singer. Since rejection and lost contracts or jobs is a part of adult life, how much better can we serve our youth and each other by learning to overcome those “uncomfortable moments” of loss and rejection. If we reward equally to all, what is the incentive to try harder?

After the Hillsboro Community College in Tampa, Florida banned the Pledge of Allegiance since it made some students and faculty “uncomfortable” – other students who served in the military felt dishonored for their service. So, is one man’s “comfort” another man’s “discomfort”?

The Tale of Two Benghazi’s

Hillary’s performance before the congressional hearings appeared to be that of a bored, angry, dismissive and masterful politician. Still, the optics were oh, so much better than her last appearance in which she went off the rails screaming, “What difference does it make?”

Celebrating after a long day with her team, indulging in Indian food and beer, we wonder which tale of Benghazi did the media view to declare Hillary the “winner”?
Ambassador Chris Stevens knew the risks of staying in Libya and wanted to remain declares Hillary – yet the 600 requests for additional security went unanswered by her State Department.

Email correspondence from Mother to daughter Chelsea revealed that Hillary knew Al Qaida attacked our men in Libya. She later confirmed in a discussion with the Egyptian Prime Minister the attack had nothing to do with her video story. Still, Hillary continues to blame the “fog of war” – as she told that other tale of Benghazi to the families of the men who were killed, to the American public and the media.
Are good optics and bad lying the new normal?

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COPERA’S Corner may be heard at 9PM EST every Sunday (you will receive a “No Results Found” message if you click on the show link prior to air time) on The Liberty Beacon Radio Network. And can be heard in FULL anytime after show publish time (pre-recorded).

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COPERA’S Corner hosts:

Hallie Neill:

HallieOpera Singer, Actress, Playwright

“Soprano Hallie Neill is a rapturous singing actress…”​ (The New York Times)

Beginning her career as a singing waitress and singing telegram performer, Hallie left sunny San Diego for the wilds of Alaska working for the Alyeska Pipeline to support her dream of singing on the operatic stage.

Professional light opera and musical theatre roles led to her grand opera debut in New York City in the leading role in “La Traviata” for an audience of 20,000 in Central Park with the New York Grand Opera.

Hallie has since appeared in over 35 countries from Hong Kong to Dubai, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and with regional opera companies throughout the US.

Hallie created leading roles in two operatic world premieres: Anton Coppola’s “Sacco and Vanzetti” for Opera Tampa and Philip Glass’s "La Belle et la Bete" throughout Europe, and has toured extensively in leading operatic roles with Teatro Lirico d’Europa throughout Spain, Portugal, Germany and the US. Recorded for Nonesuch Records with the Philip Glass Opera Ensemble and appeared as the opera singer voice over artist in the feature film “Doggie Boogie”.

A noted playwright, Hallie was featured on the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Entry List for “Best Musical Show Album” for her first script, starring opposite her husband, Metropolitan Opera baritone Theodore Lambrinos in “A Scandalous Affair” throughout the US including Lincoln Center and the Players Club in New York City.

As a humanitarian and spokesperson, Hallie has appeared on FOX News with Kelly Wright’s Beyond the Dream Series for the Coats 4 Kurdistan relief efforts, on NBC with Chuck Scarborough, News 4 New York, for a disease awareness campaign, as professional ambassador for victims of human trafficking for WAR, International and serves on the board of Change for Hope, a non profit creating coalitions of care to help refugees in Kurdistan.

Rebecca Mahan:

RebeccaRebecca was employed for over 10 years as a law enforcement officer and was a Field Training Officer, as well as, Background Investigator. She has spent over20 years studying domestic violence and working with victims of various traumatic events. She has spent many years working directly with others to be successful in their independent business goals and a successful recruiter. She is an author and host of several radio shows. Rebecca was a columnist for over 7 years at a community college and is currently a columnist, “Becca’s Brief’s” with Communities Digital News.

Her education includes: Associates degrees in Christian Studies, General Education, General Business Management, and Law Enforcement. Bachelor’s degrees in Church Ministry and Occupational Studies Vocational Arts. Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. Currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Philosophy of Theology program.

Rebecca has combined her knowledge and experience to create the successful program, V.O.T.E., Victims Overcoming Traumatic Events, Program for those exposed to domestic violence and other traumatic events. Her goal is to assist law enforcement, first responders, and others to save lives, reduce injury, and help others to move forward to a healthier life.

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