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.
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How Mitt Romney may have single handedly brought down Obamacare.
Michelle Bachmann has been the most outspoken critic of President Obama's health care reform legislation. Newt Gingrich has had the toughest stance on what he would do to get rid of it. Rick Santorum has insisted that Romney would be the wrong choice for Republicans because of his own efforts at reforming the health care system in Massachusetts. But Mitt just might have an air of legitimacy in this debate that none of the others have if the Supreme Court shoots down the individual mandate or the whole law, as many experts watching the process are now expecting them to do. To understand why this is the case, one has to look all the way back to 2004.
See? I Told You So!
I know what you are thinking. I'm wrong, right? President Obama called Fluke to offer his support. He not only does not agree with Limbaugh, he completely disagrees with him. It is the Republicans that are sexist. It is Limbaugh who attacked all women with his comments. It is President Obama who is indeed standing up for Sandra Fluke, and all women. Rush even admits that his comments were wrong now, so score this as a win for Obama and the left. Right? Perhaps I will. It is a win for Obama most likely, and it is a win for the left. But if it is, what does this say about women in our Country? I found an interesting article over at the Associated Press, and it is chock full of good stuff that 99% of you will miss when you read it. I had the advantage of knowing what the left already thinks of women. I had the foreknowledge that Obama and company already view you ladies as sluts and prostitutes. I set in motion a plan to prove it. I didn't need to, thank you AP.
Will the real feminists please stand up?
Much is being made of the war of words between Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University student who testified in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Monday. Sandra, who is a "Reproductive Rights Activist" was testifying about her schools insurance policies failure to cover contraceptives. She made the claim that 40% of the women at the University reported that this policy has caused them financial difficulties, and went on to explain that contraceptives could cost a student over $3,000 during law school. Of course, this resulted in plenty of jokes from Limbaugh, calling her a slut (for having so much sex) and a prostitute (for wanting someone else to pay for it). Don't get distracted by this back and forth. The real question is "What happened to the feminists?"
Did MSNBC Just Say That?
You can color me shocked. For anyone who watches MSNBC and has followed the debate on the Alabama Illegal Immigration law, you know what the stance of that network has been. The law is racist, and it unfairly targets Hispanics. It makes their mere existence a crime. On and on they go with their silly stories about how families could be arrested just for going out for an ice cream cone... wait a second, that one wasn't a silly left wing moonbat on MSNBC, that was our President. But I digress. If you have followed the story on a different network (one like FOX News, for example) then you likely were presented with a different view on the issue.
Racism cannot be tollerated.
As much as it pains me to do this (ok, maybe it doesn't) it is that time of the election cycle once again. It seems that every four years, Ron Paul shows up at a debate and says some things that are so good on domestic issues that some Republicans forget the insanity of his foreign policy and they start getting excited about his candidacy. Perhaps you are one of those people. If not, you may know one. If you are not one and you don't know one, you can usually find one on an internet forum board typing in all caps with horrible spelling. If you recognize any of these traits in yourself, or someone you know, please read this and share it with the others. Ron Paul will never be President of the United States, and his candidacy is a complete non-starter to most Republicans because Ron Paul is a bigot. Now I know, that is strong language. And perhaps you don't want it to be true so badly that you will convince yourself it is not. That is fine too, because you will see here that I can make such a convincing case that it doesn't matter if it is true or not. He can never win.
Making sense of Obama
Recently, Paul Krugman was on CNN describing how an alien attack would help our economic recovery. If you have not already seen it, no, this is not a joke. He said it and repeated it, so it was not a slip up either. In the video below, I have a little fun at his expense pointing out how silly of a notion it is, and discussing what it means for the Obama economic efforts if some far out scenario is needed to make his plans work. What I did not address in the video is the intellectual dishonesty contained in Paul Krugman's statement. In 2003, Paul was speaking at Berkley when he said the following. (below video)