Now, will conservative talk radio finally grok the game he’s playing and quit letting him use their shows to play it?
Now, will conservative talk radio finally grok the game he’s playing and quit letting him use their shows to play it?
For the first time in a long time, I’m listening to Michael Savage this evening. Because he’s not on in St. Louis, I’m listening online, namely his San Francisco station, KSFO 560 AM.
During breaks, the station is running traffic reports. They’re saying that the Bay Area freeways are jam packed, because there’s an exhibition soccer game at Candlestick this evening between Mexico and Peru.
I vaguely recall a time when California was part of America. I do know that all of what remains of America will be California nee Mexico if most of the Republocrats have their way and pass amnesty and open borders.
Well, I guess it’s make more album sales because, you know, kids, it’s readily available for ‘em to go to your CVS or your Walgreens, get DXM or Robitussin or, you know, even Benadryl, you know, and take as much as they can and turn on this music and listen to it. It’s an experience that the rappers glorified.
We know that Sir Skittles probably had the Skittles and Arizona watermelon drink to add to Robitussin in order to make a DXM concoction.
My Immigration Bill: Sovereignty and Assimilation
If they think passing an immigration bill with something that looks like amnesty in it is going to result in a massive shift of Hispanic votes for them, then they’re listening to the wrong people. They’re listening to the wrong consultants, the wrong advisers. They’re listening to the same people who’ve advised them on nominating the wrong presidential candidates over the years. It would be the same mistake. What the Republicans need to be doing with immigration in my mind, just off the top of my head here? They need to fight for something they know they can’t get simply because they don’t have the numbers.
They need to be fighting for something called the sovereignty of United States border. It ought to have something in it like this. Again, I’m just thinking of the moment, but I’m not thinking about something passing. I’m thinking about the Republicans needing something to be seen fighting for, even if they are gonna lose it — and it’s something like this: “You know, we’ve got ten to 12, 20, whatever it is, million immigrants in the country. We’re not talking about deporting ‘em. Nobody is. But we’re gonna lock down this border, and we are going to reestablish this distinct American culture that immigrants in the past came to this country for.
“We are going to do everything we can to require assimilation. You’re gonna have to become American. If you cross that border legally, you’re gonna have to be able to hum some bars of the Star-Spangled Banner. You’re going to have to be able to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. You’re gonna have to know your ZIP code. You’re gonna have to be able to answer some questions about this nation’s history. You’re gonna have to know who George Washington is! You’re gonna have to know what the Civil War was about. You know, basic, simple things that everybody in this country’s taught in the first five years of school.
“If you don’t do any of these things, you do get sent back — and that border’s gonna be tight, and you sneak across that border and get caught, you’re sent home, and you have a red mark so you never get back. We are serious about the border, and we are serious about people who come here becoming Americans. We want people to come here and become Americans. We want people to come here and assimilate. We want people to come here and build this into the greatest nation ever again.” You can construct an immigration bill that spells out your belief in this country, that requires people coming here reflect those beliefs and learn them. You may never get it passed, but it’s something that you fight for.
It’s distinctive, and once again it draws a contrast between them and the Democrats who are simply looking for votes. Right now, that’s what everybody thinks the Republicans are doing, is simply looking for votes. So right now the cynics look at both parties as simply trolling for votes. “They don’t really care about the people that get here. It’s just the Democrats are gonna be a little bit nicer because they are the welfare state guys.” Well, position this as something like: “We’re looking for Americans; we’re not looking for votes. We’re looking to shore up and secure our border, and there are certain things that you gotta do once we let you across. If you get caught crossing illegally, you never get back in here.”
That word gets spread all over the world, and we adhere to that with the ones that do get here that we allow in — that we permit in — under the policy that we come up with. Next, we’ll deal with the assimilation of those who are here. Nobody’s talking deportation, but the border has got to be secured and shut down. As I say, this is just the most general of approaches here. When I say, “You need to be able to hum a few bars of the National Anthem,” I’m not being facetious. I’m serious! I’m using this as imagery. You’ve gotta become an American when you come here! You’ve gotta want to become an American. You gotta make a modicum of effort to become an American here.
‘Cause it’s the greatest place on the planet, and we want to keep it that way!
This is good for people who come here. It’s not punishment for them to have to do this. It’s what every immigrant in the past wanted when they came here. We simply reestablish that, and then we realize that immigration involves more than just people from the Southern Hemisphere. It involves people from Europe and Asia and everywhere. It’s not oriented toward one group of people. You fight for it! You know you’re gonna lose it with this current president and party, but you fight for it, and you give people a rallying cry. You define yourselves in the process, instead of simply running around and making it look like you also are trolling for votes, or that you want to be credited with compassion, and so forth.
Okay, so we let any ole person in as long as they can hum a song they don’t care about, recite an anthem they don’t believe, memorize a five digit number, and pass second grade American History class. That’ll show ‘em. What does “assimilation” really mean anymore? It sure doesn’t mean what it used to.
“Nobody’s talking deportation?” “It’s not oriented toward one group of people?” Then this plan is almost as useless as the rest of them.
One thing I found out from minding V-Dare’s live tweet stream from the National Review Conference this past Saturday was that this talk radio clod who calls himself “Hugh Hewitt” is probably the most clueless “conservative” talk radio host out there when it comes to the immigration issue.
Or is he really clueless?
While V-Dare was live tweeting, I responded in kind by saying, “Maybe someone should check Hugh Hewitt’s house for illegal alien housekeeping or nanny or landscaping labor.”
Mark Simone (soi-disant “conservative” talk radio host who often fills in for Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy):
“I’m not sure if I’d let my son play football. But
lesbians women in active combat is A-OK~!”
Speaking of which, I have to get this off my chest.
I’m really disappointed in Rand Paul as of late, except I can’t be unless I’m able to confirm a rumor I’ve heard. The rumor is that he has been a guest on Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy’s show at least twice in recent weeks. He should remember that a year or more ago at this time, Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy was not only spreading eliminationist hate against his own father, but threatening to take out Rand himself if his father ran third party and got at least a million votes.
Having a long memory might sometimes be more of a bug than a feature, (in that I remember things that I should really forget and not dwell or steam over for the rest of my life), but this kind of thing is worth remembering. Ron should write Rand out of his will and disown him at this point.
Not just “conservatism.” Now, Obama is on the “football is too dangerous” bandwagon, and is saying that if “I had a son” (“who would look just like Trayvon Martin”), he would be leery about letting him play football. This is the same Obama who just allowed
lesbians women to engage in active military combat. Oh, yeah, you actually think Leon Panetta made that decision on his own? Mark me, that came straight from the top.
Problem: Savage always calls for “non-racial” nationalism, which is like wishing for non-wet liquid water. Want a “non-racial” nationalist political party? Think: UKIP.
Disagree: Savage thinks the TPM having the lack of a single identifiable leader is a bug. I think it’s a feature.
Why won’t Rush be back until Thursday, when most of talk radio will be back tomorrow? Why will some boring unlistenable drip be filling in for him tomorrow?
Rush is syndicated by Clear Channel. Fox Sports Radio, in spite of its name, is actually a Clear Channel operation that licenses Fox imagery and media from News Corporation. FSR is debuting a new show tomorrow, hosted by comedian/TV star Jay Mohr. He takes over Jim Rome’s time slot. Which just so happens to be Rush’s time slot.
CC’s suits probably “encouraged” Rush to extend his vacation one more day so that extra ears would be on Jay Mohr’s newly debuting show.
As an aside, when Rush does his show from Los Angeles, he likes to pretend he’s doing it from a super secret location. When in reality it’s obvious that he’s doing it from a Sherman Oaks building near 405/101 that Clear Channel’s Southern California stations and interests operate out of, including George Noory’s show (when he’ s doing Coast-to-Coast from L.A.) and Fox Sports Radio itself, for FSR personalities that operate out of SoCal. How do I know this? At one point in 2009, Rush was a guest on the Fox Sports Radio show that came on after his own show ends (Petros and Money at the time), to talk about his voice-over work for that Family Guy episode (which is why he was in L.A.), and he was a guest on that show during its very first segment, right after his own show ended. Which, considering that infamous SoCal traffic, means that Rush had to have been doing his own show within walking distance, which means he was in the same building.
You could build a talk radio hall of fame from hosts that used to be with TRN but are no longer.
Art Bell, Roger Fredinburg, Michael Savage.
Though Art Bell left TRN for Premier/ClearChannel amicably, TRN did Roger dirt, and even though Savage thinks that TRN did him dirt, it was from what I hear more the other way around. But Laura Ingraham is leaving TRN after the end of her contract with them and shopping for a new syndicator, so this is a no harm no foul affair.
Keep this up, barnacles, and the eventual divorce that the Tea Party Movement might file from the official Republican Party in 2013 might include Rush Limbaugh and a few others in conservative talk radio siding with the TPM. Or to put it another way, the more you alienate Rush, the more likely it is that the divorce will both happen and happen successfully.
In the case of Mike Murphy and Steve Schmidt, there’s a reason the media love them, in spite of the fact that they, unlike most barnacle class members that get a lot of face time on talking head TV, are usually losers. Either they run the losing candidacies of Republicans who lose to liberal Democrats, or if they win at all, the Republican is so liberal that he or she might as well be a Democrat. To wit: Murphy and Schmidt are on NBC/MSNBC constantly.
That said, when it comes to the TPM, we still have a lot of work to do on race, immigration and this whole “standin’ with Israel” bullshit.
Most talk radio hosts didn’t want Romney to win the nomination to begin with. But when he did clinch the nomination, they were 100% behind him.
Question: At what point in time next year will the Tea Parties and the RINO Establishment file for divorce from each other? Who will file for divorce first? And most importantly, who gets custody of Justin Amash?
Krispy Christie seems to be running around with Obama because he wants Obama re-elected, so that he himself can run for President in 2016.
The talk radio host who sounds like Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy was ranting about this tonight. Except I didn’t hear that host tonight promise to “do everything he can” to get Christie out of the Governor’s mansion in 2013 if there is data to prove that Christie’s quasi-endorsement of Obama got him re-elected. However, the same talk show host promised to “do everything he can” to get Rand Paul out of the Senate if Ron Paul ran third party and got a million votes, even if that didn’t throw the election to Obama.
For the record, I don’t trust the Krispy Kremer or Grandma Groucho any further than I could throw either one of them.
Mark Levin and Michael Savage will no longer be insulting each other.
Savage’s new syndication deal is with Citadel (formerly ABC), which also syndicates Levin and Sean Hannity. Savage will have the three-hour bloc after Levin.
They only hated each other before because they were on different syndicators but the same time slot.
Yeah, make sure everybody’s got a shot. So what does that mean? Everybody gets a certain amount of money, same amount of money. You take it from those who have it and produced it, give it to those that don’t, same amount of money and turn ‘em loose and everybody’s gonna be cool. Is that what that means, everybody’s got a shot? What happens, Mr. President, if you do that, let’s say — pick a number — give everybody a hundred grand, just do it, for the sake of our little experiment here. What do you bet the people who didn’t have any money before you gave ‘em will be out of that money inside of six months, and the people who had that hundred grand before you took it from ‘em find a way to get it back?
What do you bet, Mr. President , in our little experiment, give everybody a hundred thousand dollars, the same people who didn’t have it before you gave it to ‘em will end up not having it in a very short period of time. So what have you actually accomplished? It’s a one-time thing, right? Could we say, give everybody a hundred grand, give everybody a fair shot, and then after a year, we reassess. And what happens, Mr. President, when a lot of those people you gave a hundred grand to are back down to having nothing? Do you do it again? Do you do it every year? At what point do you realize this doesn’t work? Why would you ignore world history? This has never worked anywhere in the world.
Does this sound familiar? Sure. Blogmeister’s Axiom #60:
60. Poor people have poor ways. Or, to put it another way, most poor people are poor because of their bad habits. All the money in the world won’t change their poor ways, and furthermore, their poor ways will eventually result in their being poor once again.
I guess this is an example of “Blogmeister Echo Syndrome,” a phrase I adapted from Rush’s own “Limbaugh Echo Syndrome.” Too, my “Blogmeister’s Axioms” were made in the mold of Rush’s “Undeniable Truths of Life.” I’m glad to know he’s one of my readers.
While we’re on that subject…Vince Young is on the vestibule of bankruptcy. Yes, he decelerated from multi-millionaire to almost bankrupt in six years.
I’m forced to listen to you-know-who this afternoon.
He proudly announced a few minutes ago that his second to last book, Liberty and Tyranny, is being translated into Spanish, to market to Mexico and Latin America, and Hispanic Americans that only read and speak Spanish.
If that’s the target audience, then I suggest that the book has a new title. Except I don’t know how or if Welfare and Gibsmedat translates into Spanish.
Democrats and liberals like to bitch about how they don’t get equal time relative to or on conservative talk radio.
I’m convinced that Mark Levin has been kidnapped, and that someone is doing a damned good job impersonating him in the places and times where the real Mark Levin should be.
I haven’t listened to his show for a long time — I gave up on him when he got so fanatical with his jihad of eliminationist hate against Ron Paul that he threatened to bash in Rand Paul’s knees.
I was in a situation in the late afternoon and evening hours this week where I was forced to listen to his show, except for tonight. As I listened, I wondered to myself: Who are you, and what have you done with Mark Levin? I like this damned good impersonator better than the real thing. This pretend Mark Levin said this week, among other things, that Romney/Ryan wouldn’t reverse Obama’s DREAM Act-via-EO (and he’s right), that Paul Ryan is weak on immigration (right again), that Arab/Muslims live under dictatorships because that’s the kind of government they deserve, (ding ding ding, winner winner chicken dinner, See Axiom #6) so we shouldn’t fall sucker to AQ/MB machinations simply because they’re “democratic,” that “neo-cons have a dangerous foreign policy,” that “the problem with Paul Ryan’s budget is that it spends too much and doesn’t actually promise a balanced budget,” that the pre-1965 immigration policy of preferring white legal immigrants was a good thing, and that “liberal Jews are crazy.” Also, this pretend Levin, unlike the real thing, insinuated that the person and President of Ronald Wilson Reagan wasn’t perfect.
It made me fall out of my chair.
Michael Savage was out Monday and Tuesday, so yesterday was his first show since Romney picked Paul Ryan.
From his website, I knew he didn’t like the pick, but it took him getting behind a microphone to explain why.
He wanted Allen West.
I would be begging you to shoot me now if radios didn’t have off buttons.
I could only catch the last half hour of Rush’s show today. My job usually lets me listen to the whole thing, as most people in my particular place of work listen.
He bought up a clever point. Rahm is telling the Chicago ‘bangers not to shoot kids. How does Rahm define “kid?” What’s the age cutoff? And what if someone appears to be close to the cutoff age? How is the ‘banger supposed to discern him or her as kid or not-kid in order to know whether he can murder him or her, or not?
Certainly we can’t expect the kids or not-kids to have photo ID. Racism, and all that.
Really, listen to Rahm, Garry McPilgrim, Pelosi and the whole lot of the stupid motherfuckers. That party is so landslideable, and the reason they might not be is because we’re running a generic Republican under “our” flag.
I’ve twice heard today on two different talk radio stations in St. Louis a local media buy narrated by Rush Limbaugh (the first was on KMOX before Rush’s show, incidentally) for the Peter Kinder for Lieutenant Governor campaign. The Limbaughs and Kinders are good family friends with each other going back some time, as they’re both established and prominent Cape Girardeau families.
I didn’t even know that Kindercare was running for Lieutenant Governor again. He was all set to run for Governor, then the bimbeaux eruption broke, and that was that for that. I thought that State Senator Brad Lager running for Lieutenant Governor as a Republican (he was the Republican nominee for Treasurer four years ago) meant that Kinder wasn’t running again for Lt Gov after the embarrassment of what’s-her-face, but I was wrong.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. Peter Kindercare? There’s a two word phrase that describes him to a tee. The second word in the phrase is “lover.”
If that doesn’t convince you to vote for Lager in the primary in August, then you must be out of your mind.
The good news is that I think James Edwards will last a lot longer than the next five years.
If you are gathering petition signatures against dihydrogen monoxide, you missed the mother lode.
I no longer listen to the talk radio host that has a voice like Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy. I’m so averse to him that I will probably go all Oedipus Rex on my eardrums if I have to listen to him and I’m not able to turn him off.
Someone I know that can still tolerate the knave told me that he’s still keeping up his drumbeat of vitriol against Ron Paul, even though Romney is effectively the nominee. My secret squirrel source told me that he used the occasion of one of his shows this past week to compare Ron Paul supporters taking advantage of the complicated delegate apportionment rules that some states’ Republican structures have in order to maximize the number of RP delegates to Soviet-style communism.
And that claims to be an expert on the Constitution.
A five-point lead for Romney over Obama in a hypo three-way with Ron Paul matches today’s polling in the two-way.
Why is that relevant?
I had trouble sleeping last night, so I let a little bit of talk radio give me the push into log-sawing territory.
WTF is going on with WGNU? I know they were sold not long after Chuck Norman’s passing, but I didn’t expect the new owners let the station devolve into total screwballville.
The show I was listening to had as a guest someone who either was or used to be the head basketball coach at East St. Louis Senior High. (Last name Coleman, IIRC). For whatever reason, he had to suspend one of their better players, and that’s what he was on that show to discuss. The player’s whole family it seems like called in to defend him against the coach. I might have been half dozed off, but it seems to me that this given player has an “Aunt Latrina” who called in, of course to defend her nephew.
A relative of the coach (sister?) called in to defend him.
The coach also defended his emphasis on academics, though I don’t imagine that ESL HS is exactly as rigorous as Exeter Prep.
Remember when WGNU had shows and hosts that actually discussed substantive issues and engaged in thought provoking conversation? Now we have screaming and hoopla about some flunky loser who was so bad that he got bounced off the ESL HS basketball team, which is sorta like being too short for Munchkin Land, and about some coach whose great accomplishment is life is requiring his players to do well in school, which in ESL parlance means showing up and having a pulse.
Steelman already has buys during Rush Limbaugh breaks on KMOX.
If she runs well enough in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties to where she finishes close to my guy, Todd Akin, but doesn’t win those two counties, it’s all over.
A big help that is: Obama beat McCain in Indiana in 2008, and Indiana is traditionally a red state!
When I can, I listen to both Laura Ingraham and Michael Savage online from WFDM-FM (Franklin, Indiana, south suburban Indianapolis), as that station runs them both live (8-11 AM and 5-8 PM, respectively). And it’s all Mourdock buys on that station. I suppose Lugar is concentrating on TV, Mourdock on talk radio.
So I’m familiar with the Lugar-Mourdock race.
While what Mourdock ads I hear are good, he’s not taking the easy layup that is available to him, to put it in terms that Indianans would understand. “Lugar, six terms, 36 years, too long, out of touch, can’t legally vote in Indiana. I’m Richard Mourdock, and I approved this message.” That’s all he needs to say.
But, that might be a moot point anyway, because a pro-Booger SuperPAC doing a lot of media buys on Indianapolis TV is throwing in the towel, 11 days before the primary.
J.C. Corcoran fired again. He has worked at and been fired from just about every radio station in town.
Which means that he’s even more Onion Horton than Onion Horton!
Now that a three-hour daypart on KTRS is open, would it be too much to ask to re-arrange the program schedule so we can get Laura Ingraham again, and get all three of her hours live? That would be from 8 to 11 AM, for those of you keeping score.
Looky what I found on Detective Shaved Longcock. Looks like JCC will hit Chicago next.