If you think political talk radio is a brutal place, you should try sports talk radio. In the world of news talk, you have a biased hosed with a political agenda attempting to spin current events to make you see them his way. In the world of sports talk, you largely have a field of minds so jammed with statistics and dates that they are unable to form a point of view on anything other than a simple Vegas line, let alone manage to try to find a way to spin the event for the mindless masses who tune it. This can make listening to channels like Mad Dog Radio on Sirius and XM Radio an exercise in frustration. Yet it is an exercise that I perform almost daily, and occasionally I call in to try to straighten some of these guys out. My latest beef? The New York Knicks.
A Wish For My Liberal Friends*
May you have a wonderful and fulfilling winter holiday season. May your celebrations, either religious or secular, be non offensive to those who celebrate differently. It is my hope that you find joy and comfort in gatherings that include those with whom you are close, without seeming exclusive to those who are unable to attend. May you partake in a feast of organic food that is not harmful to the environment and does not cause suffering to helpless animals. If your celebration includes the giving of gifts, may they be wrapped in re-usable materials that do not destroy trees nor contain harmful chemicals. For those who share our calendar, may your new year be rewarding and enriching, and may the latter not come at the expense of someone less wealthy.
*This wish is not guaranteed in any way. The wishee agrees to hold the wisher blameless in the case of any type of wish malfunction. Wish is non transferable. Wish is valid only in the Continental United States. This wish may not be disseminated without the expressed written consent of the wisher. Only the original wish will be honored. Any type of copied (ie photo, facsimile, or printed reproduction) wish shall be considered invalid, and will also void the original wish. Limited time offer. Some restrictions and exclusions may apply. See terms and conditions for details.
And To My Conservative Friends