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Saturday, October 11, 2003

Californians want, and get, a brutish autocrat

Excellent column by Marie Cocco from the 10/9 Newsday.

And while we're talking about it, why has Jay Leno had his lips all over Arnold's ass during this circus? I know why other media people [especially radio and news types] would whore themselves for the attention and ratings, but I expected better of Leno.


Friday, October 10, 2003

What a Rush

Rush Limbaugh claims to have graduated from high school in his native Cape Girardeau, Missouri. There are those who suspect he didn't. Until the late 1970s or so, I understand his greatest professional accomplishemnt was a job in the Kansas City Royals ticket office.

Early in his radio career, I actually liked him. Kinda funny, harmless, I thought. Then, he got very popular, very pompous, and became a shill for the Republican party. He played fast and loose with facts, espoused hate and intolerance and has done so to this day on hundreds of radio stations whose managers are absolute whores for the dollar and care not a whit about how people in this world treat or care for each other.

Today, on his show, the big, fat, fucking, self-important windbag who wants to be a moral compass and tell everyone how to live and what's right and wrong, admitted that he is addicted to painkillers, according to the Associated Press. The AP goes on to tell us:

Limbaugh gave up his job as an ESPN sports analyst Oct. 1, three days after saying on the sports network's "Sunday NFL Countdown" that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated because the media wanted to see a black quarterback succeed.

The reports of possible drug abuse surfaced at about the same time, first in the National Enquirer. The tabloid had interviewed Wilma Cline, who said she became Limbaugh's drug connection after working as his maid. She said Limbaugh had abused OxyContin and other painkillers.

Law enforcement sources who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed to The Associated Press that Limbaugh was being investigated by the Palm Beach County, Fla., state attorney's office.

"At the present time, the authorities are conducting an investigation, and I have been asked to limit my public comments until this investigation is complete," Limbaugh said.


A spokesman for Premiere Radio Networks, which syndicates the politically focused "Rush Limbaugh Show" to more than 650 markets, declined to elaborate on Limbaugh's previous treatment. (edit)
Premiere spokesman Michael Sitrick said Limbaugh is expected to return to his program after completing treatment.

I'm gonna guess that - uh - many, many people suspect that allegations of his obtaining the drugs illegally will be proven to be true.

How do the people at Premiere Radio Networks sleep at night?
They're also the people who syndicate the incredibly screwed-up, hateful Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Is this Sitrick guy's family proud of what he does?

How bad do things have to get, how much must stuff blow up right in their faces before these media idiots develop a conscience...and before people realize that turning off the damn radio and beginning to think for themselves is a better way to live?


Wednesday, October 08, 2003

You need not be a liberal... oppose Bush's vision of America: an
excellent article by Dr. Guy Reel of Winthrop University.

This is as concise, as simple, as incredibly easy as I've seen the situation explained.


Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Fourth Reich?

If the people of California elect Arnold as governor today, they will prove us to be the nation of morons many suspect we are. This could make Jesse Ventura look like a Rhodes scholar.

Here's a fun item from CounterPunch yesterday, The Bush-Rove-Schwarzenegger Nazi Nexus, illustrating how we hand power over to scary hatemongers.



"America Online has launched a new, Spanish language service called AOL Latino. The company says research told them there is a large, untapped market of people out there who don't speak English, yet still want to pay $23.90 a month to experience the joys of spam and constantly getting kicked off-line for no apparent reason."
-Patrick M. Rhody