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Rush Limbaugh's plans for the GOP
Post Date: 2010-10-30 13:20:01 by jwpegler
People sometimes ask Rush Limbaugh if he has plans to run for public office, and his answer is always the samehe cant afford the pay cut. This is a rare understatement by El Rushbo. His annual income is greater than the combined salary of the entire U.S. Senate (and you can toss in a few dozen congressmen and cabinet secretaries for good measure). I certainly dont derive my living by what goes on in Washington, and Im not dependent on what happens there, he boasted to his radio audience in September. The further away that city is from my life, the more prosperous I am. Limbaugh, who lives like a pasha in an oceanside estate in Palm Beach, ...
"Fox and Friends" falls for ruse alleging purchase of $1 billion of jetpacks for LAPD, Fire Department
Post Date: 2010-10-05 21:50:13 by Skip Intro
It's a story that, by all accounts, shouldn't have flown. Anchors at the Fox News national morning news show "Fox and Friends" reported Tuesday that the city of Los Angeles had ordered 10,000 jetpacks for its police and fire departments. The price tag: a whopping $100,000 per unit. For those doing the math at home, the cash-strapped city of Los Angeles, which is regularly sending its police detectives home because it can't pay all their overtime, allegedly shelled out a billion dollars on space-age transportation that it has never used in an emergency situation, much less tested. "We certainly haven't bought any jetpacks," said LAPD Chief Charlie ...
The worst tattoo EVER: Man gets radio station logo inked across his forehead...
Post Date: 2010-09-29 20:23:27 by Skip Intro
The worst tattoo EVER: Man gets radio station logo inked across his forehead... after he's fooled by DJ's fake offer of cash It is the mistake that he will see staring back at him from the mirror every single day for the rest of his life. Meet David Jonathan Winkelman - a 48-year-old Iowa man who is bitterly regretting ever listening to radio station KORB. That is what he was doing in 2000 when he heard a disc jockey offer listeners a six-figure payout if they tattooed the hard rock FM station's call letters and logo on their forehead. Unforgettable mistake: David Winkelman, in the police mugshot taken after his arrest on Thursday. The tattoo across his forehead reads ...
Obama Turns 49 With Mrs. Obama, Kids Out Of Town
Post Date: 2010-08-05 01:00:36 by Brian S
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alone on his 49th birthday, President Barack Obama fled the empty White House mansion and headed for a more intimate celebration with longtime friends in his Chicago hometown. Obama has been living a bachelor's life for the past several days with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha visiting Spain and daughter Malia spending the month away at an undisclosed camp. Before leaving Washington on Wednesday afternoon with the family dog, Bo, Obama got a couple of presents he didn't have to unwrap and which the White House described as being the highlight of his day: telephone calls from the women in his life. Mrs. Obama and Sasha phoned in their happy birthday ...
Who’s Afraid of Michael Savage?
Post Date: 2010-07-19 21:55:09 by Brian S
.Freedom of speech is under assault. Neither from America nor from Britain is the torch of liberty steadfastly raised high above the heads of the real enemies of freedom: the Islamist jihadists who are in a death-struggle with Western civilization. Instead, from both nations, the whimpering policy of mollification emerges. Leaders in America and the United Kingdom are bent on a path of moral equivocation and are offering a sacrificial lamb to quiet the angry Muslim gods: conservative radio talk-show host Michael Savage must be slain on the altar of appeasement in order to quell the violent Islamist storms on the horizon. Since May 2009, the feisty, combative and often irreverent ...
Conservative sickness: Terry Savage attacks little girls for giving away 'free' lemonade
Post Date: 2010-07-08 15:10:15 by go65
The Tea Party/conservatives really are losing their minds. Here's Terry Savage: Last week, I was in a car with my brother and his fiancee, driving through their upscale neighborhood on a hot summer day. At the corner, we all noticed three little girls sitting at a homemade lemonade stand. We follow the same rules in our family, and one of them is: Always stop to buy lemonade from kids who are entrepreneurial enough to open up a little business. My brother immediately pulled over to the side of the road and asked about the choices. The three young girls -- under the watchful eye of a nanny, sitting on the grass with them -- explained that they had regular lemonade, raspberry ...
Glenn Beck's 'The Overton Window': incoherent and not at all thrilling
Post Date: 2010-06-30 22:57:43 by Skip Intro
Glenn Beck's 'The Overton Window': incoherent and not at all thrilling Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has written a novel. It's the story of a bachelor, his villainous father, a 100-year old liberal conspiracy and a stolen nuclear weapon. It is called "The Overton Window: A Thriller." It is not good. Our reviewer Tim Rutten writes: There is nothing even remotely thrilling about this didactic, discursive -- sporadically incoherent -- novel. The image of a train wreck comes quickly to mind, though this book actually has more the character -- and all of the excitement -- of a lurching, low-speed derailment halfway out of the station. Rutten includes a ...
Limbaugh bashes GOP for Barton response
Post Date: 2010-06-21 19:32:15 by Skip Intro
Limbaugh bashes GOP for Barton response (CNN) Conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is taking aim at Republican leaders for rushing to demand Texas Rep. Joe Barton retract his controversial apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward during last week's congressional hearing. On his radio show Monday, Limbaugh suggested the GOP leadership likely agrees with Barton's sentiments, but are driven by recent national polls which suggest the majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's push for BP to set aside $20 billion for future liability claims. "It was a shakedown pure and simple," said Limbaugh, echoing the words for which Barton later apologized. "And ...
Foxheads freak out when Rep. Linda Sanchez points out the white supremacists lurking behind Arizona's immigration law
Post Date: 2010-06-04 14:40:32 by go65
All day yesterday on Fox, the talking/shrieking heads were all worked up about some comments from Rep. Linda Sanchez about Arizona's SB1070: A California congresswoman is pointing the finger at white supremacist groups, who she says have inspired Arizona's new law cracking down on illegal immigrants. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., told a Democratic Club on Tuesday that white supremacist groups are influencing lawmakers to adopt laws that will lead to discrimination. "There's a concerted effort behind promoting these kinds of laws on a state-by-state basis by people who have ties to white supremacy groups," said the lawmaker, who is of Mexican descent. "It's ...
Bloggers Beware – They’re Coming After You!
Post Date: 2010-05-27 15:13:00 by Badeye
Bloggers Beware Theyre Coming After You! by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) Just when you thought it was safe to start expressing your right to free speech, Democrats in Congress are gearing up for a vote on a new piece of legislation to blatantly undermine the First Amendment. Known as the DISCLOSE Act (HR 5175), this bill written by the head of the Democrats congressional campaign committee is their response to the recent Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In short, the Supreme Court found that the government could not restrict the free speech rights of individuals or other entities wishing to participate in the political ...
Claim that alleged bomber is a registered Democrat collapses
Post Date: 2010-05-06 00:15:30 by Skip Intro
Claim that alleged bomber is a registered Democrat collapses Right-wing media have falsely claimed -- citing no evidence -- that alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad is a registered Democrat. Media Matters for America has contacted the offices of the registrar in Shahzad's hometowns and confirmed that he is in fact not a registered voter in those towns. Shahzad's hometowns: Shahzad is not a registered voter Media Matters confirmed registration status with Bridgeport, Shelton offices of the registrar. According to media reports, Shahzad -- who became a naturalized citizen in 2009 -- has lived in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Shelton, Connecticut, for the past several years. ...
Limbaugh: Volcanic eruption in Iceland is God’s reaction to health care’s passage.
Post Date: 2010-04-18 21:42:25 by Skip Intro
You know, a couple of days after the health care bill had been signed into law Obama ran around all over the country saying, Hey, you know, Im looking around. The earth hadnt opened up. Theres no Armageddon out there. The birds are still chirping. I think the earth has opened up. God may have replied. This volcano in Iceland has grounded more airplanes airspace has more affected than even after 9/11 because of this plume, because of this ash cloud over Northern and Western Europe. At the Paris airport theyre telling people to head to the train station to catch trains out of France, and when people get to the train station theyre ...
Rush Ignorantly Wonders ‘Where Was The Union’ At Non-Union Mine Disaster
Post Date: 2010-04-14 12:20:33 by Skip Intro
Rush Ignorantly Wonders Where Was The Union At Non-Union Mine Disaster Last Friday, Rush Limbaugh asked why a coal miner union didnt protect the 29 miners who were killed when Massey Energys Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, WV, exploded under unsafe conditions: Was there no union responsibility for improving mine safety? Where was the union here? Where was the union? The union is generally holding these companies up demanding all kinds of safety. Why were these miners continuing to work in what apparently was an unsafe atmosphere? Listen here: Theres a simple reason the union didnt protect the miners: the Upper Big Branch Mine, like nearly all of ...
Teabaggers vow revenge over health overhaul
Post Date: 2010-03-23 12:48:26 by Skip Intro
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - If you thought Tea Party activists were mad before, you ain't seen nothing yet. Instead of being discouraged by passage of health care reform, tea party activists across the country say the defeat is a rallying cry that makes them more focused than ever on voting out any lawmaker who supported the measure. "We're not going to stop. Obviously, the whole tea party movement started because we're about smaller government and less spending and less taxes. There is absolutely no way we can pay for this," said Denise Cattoni, state coordinator for Illinois Tea Party, an umbrella group for about 50 groups from around Illinois. ...
State of the health care debate: Talk radio attacks an 11-year old [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-03-18 21:37:21 by go65
WASHINGTON Conservative talk show hosts and columnists have ridiculed an 11-year-old Washington state boy's account of his mother's death as a "sob story" exploited by the White House and congressional Democrats like a "kiddie shield" to defend their health care legislation. Marcelas Owens, whose mother got sick, lost her job, lost her health insurance and died, said Thursday he's taking the attacks from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin in stride. "My mother always taught me they can have their own opinion but that doesn't mean they are right," Owens, who lives in Seattle, said in an interview. Owens' grandmother, ...
Limbaugh suggests World War II not as harmful to America as Obama
Post Date: 2010-02-16 12:47:57 by Skip Intro
Limbaugh suggests World War II not as harmful to America as Obama Right-wing host claims 'there is no war on right now,' even as Marines dodge snipers in Afghan city of Marjah Limbaugh suggests World War II not as harmful to America as ObamaAccording to the U.S. government, 405,399 Americans were casualties during the second world war, a conflict that claimed over 50 million lives all around the globe. But that's nothing, apparently. According to right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh, the United States has already suffered a much more devastating blow at the hands of President Obama, just one year into his presidency. Happy Presidents' Day? During is Feb. 15 ...
Former Air America CEO Blames 'Darwinian World' of Market Forces for Failure of 'Progressive' Talk Radio
Post Date: 2010-02-12 12:12:19 by Badeye
Former Air America CEO Blames 'Darwinian World' of Market Forces for Failure of 'Progressive' Talk Radio By P.J. Gladnick (Bio | Archive) Fri, 02/12/2010 - 11:44 ET The former CEO of Air America, Danny Goldberg, has been kind enough to provide us with some comedy entertainment in an article, Air America Radio, RIP -- It Didn't Have to Be This Way. Actually, Danny, it did have to be that way due to those market forces at work that you castigate. However, we all owe you a vote of thanks for coming up with several incredibly lame but laughable excuses to explain away the failure of Air America in particular and "progressive talk radio" in general. First the ...
Liberty & Tyranny by Mark Levin - A Book Review [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-01-24 10:22:12 by We The People
I thought I'd get around to starting Levin's book today. Man, was I surprised to find fault in the very first paragraph. Actually, I wasn't surprised. IMO Levin is a neoconservative, so it's not really out of place for him to make the following statement: Chapter One On Liberty And Tyranny There is simply no scientific or mathematical formula that defines conservatism. Moreover, there are competing voices today claiming the mantle of "true conservatism" - including neoconservatism (emphasis on a robust national security), paleo-conservatism (emphasis on preserving the culture), social conservatism (emphasis on faith and values), and libertarianism (emphasis on ...
Air America Goes Off the Air
Post Date: 2010-01-22 11:48:49 by Badeye
Air America Goes Off the Air AP Air America Radio is shutting down its operations after company files for bankruptcy. Air America Radio, a progressive radio network that once aired commentary from Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, said Thursday it is shutting down immediately. The company founded in April 2004 said it ceased airing new programs Thursday afternoon and will soon file to be liquidated under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It began broadcasting reruns of programs and would end those as well Monday night. Air America said 10 consecutive quarters of declining ad revenue and the difficulty of making money on the Internet contributed to its financial woes. "The very difficult ...
Pigboy stands by his Haiti remarks, tells critical caller she’s a ‘bigot’ with ‘tampons in her ears.’ [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-01-15 15:00:59 by Fred Mertz
Yesterday, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh controversially said that President Obama was going to try to use the devastating Haitian earthquake to boost his credibility with the light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in the United States. He also argued against government aid for the nation. Today, a woman named April from Paducah, KY called into Limbaughs show and asked where he got the cojones to make such statements. Limbaugh insisted that he never meant to discourage private donations to Haiti, but stood by his remarks that Obama will try to exploit the disaster for political gain: >> RUSH: No, Im not evading it at all. If I ...
Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson take heat on remarks [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2010-01-14 12:44:41 by Bickus Dickus
Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson take heat on remarks Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and televangelist Pat Robertson are being scolded for their comments in the immediate aftermath of an earthquake in Haiti that has killed tens of thousands, according to early estimates. Critics from both the left and right are denouncing their remarks as insensitive to the disaster and attempts to score political points off human tragedy. Speaking on his radio show Wednesday, Limbaugh said the earthquake has played into Obamas hands, allowing the president to look compassionate and humanitarian while at the same time bolstering his standing in both the ...
FreeRepublic & Rush Limbaugh meant to keep conservatives & libertarians on the plantation
Post Date: 2009-12-27 14:01:07 by Bickus Dickus
FreeRepublic & Rush Limbaugh meant to keep conservatives & libertarians on the plantation On November 19th, Rush Limbaugh caused a stir when he mentioned PrisonPlanet.com on his radio show and linked to them on his website, touting their article 'With Hurricanes At Thirty Year Low, Gore Turns To Photoshop'. By the end of the day, though, Limbaugh or his handlers had tried to erase all signs of the endorsement, as Paul Joseph Watson pointed out in his article Rush Limbaugh Censors Mention Of Prison Planet From His Own Archives. Watson noted "Any links to the Prison Planet.com story, which were prominently featured all over Limbaughs website, have also been ...
IT'S A CULTURE CRISIS, NOT A HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Post Date: 2009-12-16 09:21:25 by Happy Quanzaa
A listener sent me this letter to the editor that appeared in a Jackson, Mississippi newspaper. We have confirmed, via Snopes, that the letter is true. It's a quick read, but it gets right to the point. Dear Sirs: "During my last night's shift in the ER, I had the pleasure of evaluating a patient with an expensive shiny gold tooth, multiple elaborate expensive tattoos, a very expensive brand of tennis shoes and a new cellular telephone equipped with her favorite R&B tune for a ringtone.. Glancing over the chart, one could not help noticing her payer status: Medicaid. She smokes more than one costly pack of cigarettes every day and, somehow, still has money to buy beer. ...
Glenn Beck's flawed gold standard
Post Date: 2009-12-09 15:01:58 by Bickus Dickus
Glenn Beck's flawed gold standard Fox has said its legal department will look into Glenn Beck's business relationship with Goldline. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times) The Fox commentator seems to have run up against his own principles by pitching the metal to viewers while making a profit from one such company. Radio and TV host Glenn Beck likes to talk about the potential collapse of the American economy. He also likes to talk about buying gold as a hedge against the unknown. The proximity of those ideas, the plethora of gold ads around his Fox program and Beck's work as a paid pitchman for one gold firm have some in the media wondering whether the conservative commentator ...
Freedom of Speech Under Fire: FCC's 'Chief Diversity Officer' Targets Talk Radio
Post Date: 2009-08-17 08:15:45 by A K A Stone
What in the world has happened to this nation? Eight years of the Bush Administration I had thought that I had seen it all. Politicians have always attempted to have their way with the common folk through verbal gymnastics, fear, ignorance and unadulterated apathy. Well this is a brand new low, an attempt to remove any dissent through harsh regulation of talk radio. Definitely not the Jim Jones cool-aid drinking kumbaya talk radio but real alternative talk. Democrats and Republicans are two halves of a corrupt and decaying political system. Nothing that resembles real change can come from either. The gears in Washington need to come to a screeching halt in order to restore the luster of ...
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