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O’Reilly sticks it to Sean Penn

Posted on October 2, 2007. Filed under: conservative, entertainment, politics, talk radio |

So I finally got around to tuning into the O’Reilly radio factor today. His show overlaps with Rush’s in the morning here in Portland and so I decided Rush was just going to have to sit on the bench today and give his jowls a rest.

Doing a little contrasting and comparing…O’Reilly’s show is actually quite different from the solo acts of Rush and Michael Savage. He does represent himself as being “fair and balanced.” Yes, I know you liberals-just bear with me now-and conservatives take heart. I myself am trying to be fair and balanced. While I’m not saying that O’Reilly is indeed fair and balanced it is noteworthy that he takes this position because, as you know, he doesn’t have to. Or at least I don’t think he does but he is employed by Fox and such. So he’s got this co-host named E.D. Hill (an attractive female journalist) on with him during the last hour of his show I guess to provide comic relief and to add that “liberal” flair in the same manner that Alan Colmes provides the “liberal” viewpoint on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes hour. But really she doesn’t say a lot. She probably is more liberal than O’Reilly but that ain’t saying much. What she does do is laugh and act like a silly intern who’s in love with her boss. (Hmm, sound familiar). Instead of countering O’Reilly with facts she just kind of pleads with him and laughs taking a “well I think I’m right” carefree attitude to the whole thing like she did today when she disagreed with O’Reilly on whether or not Sean Penn was a legitimate or illegitimate dissenter. Those are his words.  Apparently, a legitimate dissenter according to O’Reilly is a person who uses facts to back up their position.  An illegitimate dissenter is a person who is an America hater and says whatever they feel like.  Okay, so today O’Reilly used Bruce Springsteen and Sean Penn to demonstrate his idea of a legitimate dissenter (Springsteen) and an illegitimate dissenter (Penn).  Now, I could sum up what both these guys said but I’m not going to frankly because I don’t remember and I didn’t write it down (that’s the problem with driving while radio listening).  But basically O’Reilly thinks Springsteen is legit because he doesn’t hate on America like he thinks Sean Penn does.  I mean, come on.  Who is more American than Bruce Springsteen?  O’Reilly just really hates Sean Penn because he’s always griefing on the Bush administration, comes from a long line of leftists, he’s always sticking his big nose in places like the Katrina aftermath, Iraq, Venezuela, etc. and he’s always coming to same conclusion and that is that America is often wrong and screwed up and he’s always very vocal about his opinion like he was just recently on the David Letterman show.  Apparently Penn just made a little visit with Hugo Chavez and so whatever your position on celebs doing politics (I think it’s annoying but inevitable personally) is that Sean Penn is a controversial loudmouth who happens to be liberal and that is why Bill O’Reilly can’t stand him.  And because according to O’Reilly Penn doesn’t back up his statements with facts.

This is a good example of spin on the “No Spin Zone.”  If O’Reilly really tried he could’ve come up with a clip of Sean Penn sounding pretty reasonably fact-based.  Instead, he takes a clip from David Letterman (an entertainment program) that makes Penn sound kind of dumb and uninformed.  So maybe he is, maybe he isn’t.  What’s this whole business of legitimate dissent and illegitimate dissent anyway?  In my view, as long as you have an American birth certificate your dissent is legitimate.  No Spin Zone my ass.  But there I go voicing my opinion.  Oh right.  This is my blog.

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It’s official! Naming your child after a breakfast beverage turns him into a total nutball!

Posted on September 17, 2007. Filed under: bizarre news, conservative, entertainment, funny, humor, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics |

So O.J.’s in trouble again, big surprise.  A little older, a little less wiser.  I missed Rush this morning so I wasn’t able to hear his jowly booming tenor but I did manage to read the transcript on the O.J. arrest after surfing over to his website.  I enjoy the confused and irritated glances I get from the regulars at Crema  (my local coffee shop) when I download the Rush Limbaugh website.   I can just image the bewilderment running through these concerned liberal brains, “But she doesn’t look like a conservative lunatic…”  Anyway, I digress.  So the gravy is this.  Rush personally appealed to O.J. and offered his suggestion for a defense by saying that O.J. call it cultural.  It’s a cultural thing, you know, waving guns around at people.   Ha ha,  Rush made a funny.  Actually, I thought it was kinda funny.  Does that make me  a conservative asshole?  Well, I’m not!  Really.

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Mike Savage and Ralph Nader…Batman and Robin?

Posted on September 13, 2007. Filed under: bizarre news, conservative, entertainment, humor, liberal, life, media, politics |

Yesterday I tuned into the Savage Nation after taking the rest of the summer off from my little blog project here only to hear Mike Savage politely introducing Ralph Nader with respect and humility and I have to say I was pretty blown away. Has our political environment become so polarized that the extreme left and the extreme right are now close enough to hold hands?

It’s interesting to note that Nader was on the Savage Nation promoting his new memoir and not necessarily invited to discuss politics although they did talk a little about how they agreed that having Mexican trucking companies gaining access to U.S. highways is a bad idea. They also briefly commiserated on the fact that a third party is distinctly lacking from American politics. None of this was a surprise to me knowing Savage’s libertarian leanings and Nader’s Green Party affiliation (which Savage admitting having “problems” with in an uncharacteristically non-confrontational manner for a man who regular uses the term “verminous liberal scum”).

Being a person who enjoys all things strange this broadcast was truly bizarre for several reasons. First, why was Nader on the show in the first place? Can you think of any Nader supporter that regularly listens to the Savage Nation? Can you think of any Savage listener that takes Nader seriously? What made Savage hold back any critique of Nader and his left-wing politics? Not only was he just super nice to the old bachelor he praised his efforts in consumer rights and for being a man of integrity. And what about Ralph? Does he know who Mike Savage is? Does he know that his millions of listeners deplore all things liberal? Are these two men just dedicated to self-promotion to the extent that they can put aside their political differences just to get themselves heard? Or is something weirder going on? Has corporate America made everyone so sick that even mortal enemies can come together in order to spear the beast? Stranger things have happened for sure.

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“World Have Your Say” tiptoes towards farce

Posted on July 13, 2007. Filed under: BBC, bizarre news, conservative, entertainment, environment, funny, humor, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics, radio, talk radio, writing |

Do you remember way back when you were in college and you were forced to take that stupid senior seminar class in order to graduate? Remember it really didn’t have much point except to force you into class with people you hadn’t seen in four years just to discuss irrelevant politically correct bullshit? Remember that girl from that class who doesn’t ever shut up and she just keeps talking and offering her unending sermon on how the world is just so unfair and how everyone needs a break and how if everyone just spent a month hand feeding starving babies in Uganda like she did last semester that the world would be a better place? Well, in case you’ve forgotten how craptastic that class was tune into the BBC’s “World have your say.” Not every city in the US is graced with this waste of bandwidth-but Portland is! Yeah!

Now why would a respectable news organization like BBC numb my brain with over-excited, comically British hosts discussing the recent cock-fighting ban in Louisiana?! Big world news item, folks. Move over Iraq and Osama-we gots us a big story here! But it’s not just a story, folks. We got Johnny-two-teeth straight outta the bayou and he’s mad as hell that his cocks got done and banned and we got Ronny-do-gooder from the big city who thinks chickens should have equal rights and they’re gonna go at it on international radio and we’re gonna show the world how America’s talking about chickens with knives strapped to their ankles while the rest of the world goes to hell!

Normally I’m immune to conspiracy theories, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out if Hamas had orchestrated this entire broadcast…and liberals wonder why conservatives make fun of them…

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Michael Savage compares Republicans to a bad Chinese restaurant

Posted on July 5, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, funny, humor, liberal, life, media, politics, radio, talk radio, writing |

Even Savage has his quiet days. Even Savage gets tired of being savage-he simply didn’t want to discuss politics. So in between railing against Allen Ginsberg (aka the devil!) and his nostalgia for Italian cooking served by little old Italian ladies in black Savage made the hilarious analogy that Republicans (and Democrats he added later) are like a bad Chinese restaurant where you get overcharged for crappy service-where the quality of the food just keeps going down and the price just keeps going up. Out of habit you keep going back and you want to believe that it’s going to be good but you inevitably end up disappointed. Are humans fundamentally positive or just foolish? Hmmm. I think I’m going to order some take out…

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Michael Savage is born again. Again.

Posted on June 26, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics, radio |

Reinvigorated and all fired up from a week of silence, Michael Savage has been born again. According to our favorite commie pinko turned right winger Michael has a new one man mission and that is to save our Marines from being prosecuted for war crimes in the Haditha incident. (Talk about a martyr complex). Apparently our boys may be up for murder charges which would carry the death penalty and that doesn’t sit right in Michael’s gut. (Maybe he took the wrong combination of herbal remedies over his break). So if you still want to talk about immigration you better swing on over to Rush and the big O’ since Savage has personally taken on the mission of saving these boys after having been enlightened during a viewing of the Kirk Douglas movie Paths of Glory–a movie about the corruption of high level officers during WWI.

There is always an innocent involved on right wing radio. It’s either the 40 million aborted babies who could’ve have been productive citizens by now (Rush, Dr. Laura) or innocent soldiers being framed and set up by corrupt journalists and high ranking military officers more interested in furthering their careers than serving their men and their country (Savage). It never occurs to them that maybe we’re all screwed up. Well, that’s my dose of cynicism for the day.

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Mike Savage ponders the preciousness of life and vegetarianism

Posted on June 24, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, funny, humor, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics, radio |

Part of the reason I started this blog is my fascination with egoists. What does a fanatic do in his down time? Is he indeed, human? What does he think when a crow lands nearby and pecks at a chestnut with curious resolve? Is he filled with disgust at the bird’s very existence or does he quietly observe the bird’s actions and then proceed to weave the bird’s doings into his own theory of life? Probably both anyway, that’s my quick conclusion. It’s what we all do, right? We are all egoists, to be sure. The people on the airwaves just happen to have a microphone in front of them blasting their often fast, unresolved conclusions onto thousands, sometimes millions of people. We are envious of them, we admire them even when we don’t agree with them because they are doing what we wish we could be doing. They deliver what we want to hear or what we don’t want to hear and then sometimes, in those strange rare moments they sound, oddly, like us. Human.

I must be some kind of genie according to my liberal friends when I listen to am radio and find something good to report. But I do. Often. Even Mike Savage, that rampaging far right hate monger has a soft spot. So the Savage Man himself was on vacation last week and his station recycled an earlier June broadcast of his rampages but I still listened and what I heard was a lonely man contemplating the fact that he does contemplate.

So Mike Savage was pondering the preciousness of life which he oft does and then, oddly he began discussing not eating something that has eyes. He said that it troubled him that he had to eat something that has eyes but you know what, he’ll eat it when it’s scrambled meat in his rigatoni and if he doesn’t see any eyes in it; you know what, he’ll still eat it. As long as he doesn’t see those eyes looking back he’s good to go. Now what does this say about his conscious? Will he eat liberals as long as they’re scrambled and he doesn’t have to look into their visage gaping back at him? My conclusion? A haunted man.

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Dr. Laura defends Angelina and puts bloggers on her evil list…

Posted on June 21, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, environment, funny, humor, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics, radio |

 Just one more post on lovely Angelina and then I’m done with her.  So I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura this week while El Rushbo is off playing golf and Mike Savage is having a quiet vacation with the family (he doesn’t believe in adventure vacations by the way–his radio show is adventure enough).  Dr. Laura was very proud of Angelina for fending off Fox and journalists in general last week by making them sign some contract that said she was only going to talk about her movie premier and not about Brad’s morning breath.  The good doctor then went on to praise Jolie for going around and saving babies from a not-so-glamorous life in any given impoverished nation and that she does great work and good for her for sticking it to all us evil bloggers and scum mongers (aka journalists) .  (Or was it scum monkey?)  Apparently Dr. Laura has some “issues” with journalists.  Off topic, but one Vanity Fair reporter allegedly lured her into what she thought was an unbiased piece-turns out there is no such thing…

Now while Dr. Laura praised Angie for being a good mother and making motherhood stylish again she did chastise her a little bit for ahem, “shacking up” with that Brad guy and of course for having kids out of wedlock.  She also doesn’t get what Angie sees in Brad (hey, I agree with her there).

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Gee thanks Angelina for being a pompous dipshit

Posted on June 14, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, liberal, life, media, politics |

I digress a bit from my blog’s focus because I’m so incredibly annoyed.  Not only did Angie try and ban Fox News from her movie premier “A Mighty Heart” a movie about decapitated journalist Danial Pearl, a devoted and respected journalist dedicating his life to news and the freedom of speech, she had the gall to wear a 26 dollar dress to the premier like she is one of us, like she is still, what real?  Who the hell does she thinks she’s impressing?  Oprah?  Oh, let me kiss your billionaire skinny ass hand for offending the fuck out of me.  Just wear your Versace and smile and don’t pretend to be like you are anything but a rich Hollywood actress.

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Rush is old school now compared to Savage

Posted on June 14, 2007. Filed under: am radio, conservative, entertainment, journalism, liberal, life, media, politics, radio, writing |

Rush seems to be turning into the aging old jolly gentleman of talk radio compared to Savage.  Personally, I enjoy listening to Rush a lot more than I do Savage.  Mike Savage comes across as an angry lunatic half the time with his biased interpretations of history and his occasional Bible thumping and his war cries.  Although I do enjoy his Randy Rhodesque comments like “this topic gives me dyspepsia.” Not to mention his dated commie pinko rampages and his riotous “liberalism is mental disorder” slogan.  The thing I enjoy about Rush is that he wants to engage in debate.  He gets really annoyed that liberals don’t listen to his show (I do!)  but Savage is simply way too polarizing and I’m not sure he wants a debate.  He is right, just that.  Hmm, sounds familiar.  Some of my fellow liberals hear that I listen to am radio and they eye me suspiciously like I’m some kind of traitor.  No, just listening.  Nothing wrong with listening and engaging in debate.  Isn’t that what this country is about?

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