Archive for May, 2007

Rush shows “Cin”pathy

Posted on May 29, 2007. Filed under: humor, life, media, politics, radio, writing |

Rush announced today that Cindy Sheehan gave up the fight.   Go to any news outlet and you’ll get the scoop.  The woman, the mom, is frustrated.  Do you blame her?  Her son died and she needed to do what any mom would do.  Point fingers and blame someone.  But the fact is that her son was in our voluntary military and died in what she claimed was an unjust war.  Okay, but you know what?  Her son served us.  Unfortunately, he died.  So Rush concludes Cindy was a pawn in the democrats machine.  I disagree.  Cindy was, is a frustrated citizen and her son got caught under the wheel.  I’m sure she is disenheartened by both parties.  I think that her whole appeal was the fact that she became politically active as a part of her grieving.  She’s just another mom with another dead soldier as a son.  And you know what?  It sucks.  There’s no way getting around it.  I think that she is over the anger and now the grief is setting in.  Her son isn’t coming back.  Who are the real pawns?

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Who gave Rush Limbaugh a degree in biology?

Posted on May 29, 2007. Filed under: entertainment, funny, humor, life, media, radio, writing |

The global warming issue is the main issue on am radio that makes me a little insane. As an agnostic and a person of science I find the whole matter really, totally a disaster in the making. First, you simply can’t discuss real science on am radio. First and foremost, Rush and the like are entertainers. This is where the average am radio listeners go head first into the bush without survivor skills and the proper equiptment. It’s a little like listening to your drunk uncle tell you that the reason trees are green is because green is God’s favorite color. Ah, where to begin…

I’ve got a lot to offer on this “debate” over global warming but I’m going to start with this. First of all, does is matter? Isn’t it beneficial to the earth to create and maintain sustainable practices? Yes. Second, it’s easier to be in denial. That way you can maintain your status quo without changing anything. Part of understanding these people is understanding their mentality as well as their motives and their funding. Rush loves his green golfcourses and what is more important to him is that the courses stay green. Put yourself in his fat little shoes for a moment. Rush doesn’t believe in global warming because he doesn’t want to-an alcoholic doesn’t want to believe he is an alcoholic because he will have to change not only the lifestyle that he (yes or she) has become accustomed to he will have to make new friends, give up the old, re-evaluate his entire life, and, give up his favorite old friend, booze. Same with Rush. All these guys are united in their denial of global warming because it serves them. Not because it is good for them.

I predict that the past will win and these guys will slowly change their tune. When global warming becomes solid fact and less a partisan issue, when it becomes a fact even for the fattest oil company it’s simply going to be true. Science and politics have always been in conflict and what we are experiencing now is nothing different. Of course, it takes time. The Catholic Church, after all, just recently decided that maybe Galileo was right. The earth, I guess, does in fact revolve around the sun. But isn’t it more fun to surmise that the sun serves us?

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To vote or to not vote…

Posted on May 29, 2007. Filed under: entertainment, life, media, radio, writing |

Rush Limbaugh made a decent point today, and while it pains me to say so I’m going to do it.  Let me just remind you my blog is not interested in condemning am radio.  I’m trying to make nonsense out of sense, right?  So Rush made a good point when he responded to a caller who said he wasn’t going to vote anymore.  Rush encouraged him to vote but then he qualified his response by making sure the voter is informed.  Hmm.  Do I agree?  Yes.  Is an ill-informed voter as bad or worse than an informed voter or a non-voter? Perhaps.  But let me guess.  Democrats or Republicans will gladly take a vote regardless as long as it benefits them, right?  Now Rush could’ve said to vote Republican no matter what but he didn’t.  This surprised me a little but then I thought about it.  The fact is that the majority of his listeners are Republican anyway so he doesn’t have to say make sure you vote red because he knows most of his callers do anyway…So the question is do you encourage your eighteen year old niece or nephew to vote knowing full well all they do is surf MySpace and Perez Hilton sites?

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Rush is Right!

Posted on May 22, 2007. Filed under: entertainment, funny, humor, life, media, radio, writing |

Before you gasp and curse fellow progressives just take a deep breath and listen to me for a second. Rush nearly gives himself a stroke every day complaining that dems and lefties don’t listen to his show and therefore are misinformed. Well, he is right on that front.

It gets easier and easier to let other people do work for you. I’ll bet most of you have let your husband or wife read the voter’s pamphlet and put a neat little star next to the candidates that he or she feels is the appropriate one and let me guess-you filled in those cute little bubbles without reading any of the ballot measures knowing full well that your honey made good choices. Now let me ask you this question. Are you really of the same mind? Did you experience the Vulcan mind meld when you exchanged vows? Is it really okay to let other people think for you even if you feel that you are on the same side? Well, your answer ought to be no. But I’m not going to tell you what you should say. You should make up your own mind.

Rush challenges liberals every day to tune into his show and I encourage you to actually go ahead and turn the knob from the safety of the soothing liberal voices of NPR to the dark and despairing depths of AM and hear for yourself what your devil is saying straight from his mouth without any left or right watchdogs filtering for you. It would save us a lot of time if you just knew what was going on. Let me ask you this? Do you know how the whole Magic Negro controversy got started? I bet you didn’t know a black journalist for the LA Times started this whole business. Check it out. Do you own research. Fire some neurons that haven’t been sparked in years.

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Dr. Laura Fantasizes about Bruce Willis

Posted on May 1, 2007. Filed under: entertainment, funny, humor, life, media, radio, writing |

This little knowledge gem may never get back to the former well-haired stud of Moonlighting fame but it sure as heck should. This super juicy tidbit came up after Dr. Laura encouraged, as she oft does, one of her loyal females listeners to immediately disrobe and “jump” her husband’s bones instead of continuing to argue with him. Per usual, Dr. Laura asks said frustrated housewife if she owns a teddy instead of continuing the discussion. Housewife offers a hesitant yes and Dr. Laura demands that instead of arguing to just put on your pretty teddy, light some candles-whatever it takes to get in the mood-and “jump his bones.” While interesting, this is Dr. Laura’s advice for many-not all-arguments between husband and wife and the best part comes next. Dr. Laura insists that the reluctant listener fantasize about a celebrity. When the listener insists that this is not something she does and not something she’s really into the intimidated listener eventually gives in and says she’ll try and think of someone! (I offer Johnny Depp and hunk-o-manliness Viggo Mortenson) Dr. Laura cackles some and then gets that low guilty tone in her voice admitting to millions of people that her personal fantasy man is indeed the Lethal Weapon himself, Bruce Willis. Does Dr. Laura know something the rest of us don’t? How lethal is that weapon anyway?

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The smartest people in our country don’t listen to AM radio…

Posted on May 1, 2007. Filed under: entertainment, funny, humor, life, media, radio, writing |

The Rush Limbaugh’s and the Mike Savage’s that dominate almost all of AM radio are heard by millions of people every day but you probably don’t listen, right?  That’s where I come in.  I’ve decided to turn my wierd fascination with these charismatic blowhards into a blog.  So if you can’t stand listening but you want to know what the fat man with the cigar is spitting into his microphone at the top of the hour just tune in here and I’ll provide you with the juicy juice!

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