Posts Tagged ‘talk radio’

Those Who Would Nazi

Back in 2004, a blog commenter at Daily Kos made a video that compared Bush to Hitler, and there was a immediate run on smelling salts that lasted for weeks.  At the time I was working for a couple who were regular Fox News watchers, and they were naturally horrified.  “Really?” I responded.  “Aggressive wars, [...]

Birds Gotta Fly; Fish Gotta Swim

UPDATE: (somewhat unnecessarily) Sure enough… http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/twitter-impeach-obama-gun-control.html   And Republicans have to impeach Democratic Presidents with the temerity to beat them.  In some ways I’m surprised it’s taken this long; Clinton was denounced as illegitimate before the drapes went up in the oval office, and within months the media was announcing his Presidency was “over,” a [...]

Happy Birthday, Tricky Dick

  Today former President (!) Richard Nixon would have been 100, and I’m sorry the ol’ creep isn’t still around; since he would undoubtedly be in a very bad mood.  You see, his most infamous legal doctrine, “if the President does it, it is not illegal,” once a shockingly outrageous statement, is now comfortably enshrined [...]

Flower Power?

The endless loop-de-loop of crazy has finally reached its apogee; soon Glenn Beck may spawn the next generation of hippies, if only his followers (and sadly, their talk radio interlocutors) weren’t so slow on the uptake.  Although I was painting and couldn’t take adequate notes, a cracker caller mansplained to Ed Schultz on his radio [...]

R.I.P., KPOJ

For the first dozen or so years of my career in construction, I went to great lengths to provide audio entertainment for myself (and others working on my sites), and it was never easy.  As far back as the early 90′s, music radio was notoriously awful and unreliable, a constantly shifting landscape of  format changes [...]

Dunces of the Confederacy, Cont.

There are a lot of advantages, politically, for a plutocratic, authoritarian party like the Republicans to court the stupid.  For one thing, they’ll believe anything, even against all available evidence.  For another, they’re easily distracted from the real business at hand, which is of course looting the treasury.  When things are going well, a little [...]

Stupid White People

It was obvious that Mitt Romney would face something of a hostile audience at the NAACP convention today,  given that Nixon’s comparatively subtle Southern Strategy has blossomed in the Obama era from coded dog whistles to 76 trombones blasting “Dixie,” but I’m a tad disappointed he only got booed the once.  His undoubtedly carefully crafted [...]

Et Tu, Allstate?

Never have I been happier to be wrong about something as I am now, having so confidently predicted what would  happen, nothing, to the Bloated Bloviator as a result of his, uh, improperly chosen words, all twelve thousand of them.  AOL and Allstate were the 11th and 12th advertisers to leave, effective today, and a [...]

Kneepad Countdown

When questioned about Rush Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” repeatedly, lil’ Ricky temporarily put his big boy pants on and said the following: “He’s being absurd, but that’s you know, an entertainer can be absurd,” Santorum told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “He’s in a very different business than [...]

Riding the Hate Train

As we approach the 2012 elections, I have to admit grudgingly sympathizing with the poor Republican contenders on  some level; everywhere you look, one (hilarious) presidential aspirant after another has to deal with the fact that large blocs of their party hates them, for one reason or another.  The reasons, to a sane person at [...]