May 21, 2008

Hey. I Like the Dead Kennedys As Much As the Next Girl.

And I love "California Uber Alles." I even like, G-d help me, "We've Got a Bigger Problem Now," which of course wasn't 100% flattering to Ronald Reagan.

But I'll bet Michael Savage didn't play the latter on the day Reagan's diagnosis was announced. And to play the DKs yesterday was just cold and uncalled-for.

Of course, my Michael Savage tolerance is lower even than my Bill O'Reilly tolerance. Lower than my Dr. Laura tolerance. When I'm driving north and he comes on the radio, it's a question of how quickly I can get my hand to the radio to change the station: I've become lightning-fast in that regard.

There is such a thing as human decency, and some of these radio idiots ought to look it up.

Posted by Attila Girl at May 21, 2008 06:53 AM | TrackBack

That's the kind of thing we expect at the Daily Kos or Air America. Unfortunately Mr. Savage chooses the same low road. Actually, he speaks from deep inside a dank pothole on that low road.
I wish these talk show hosts and pundits on both sides would back away from the strategy of rhetorical vandalism and focus instead on explaining their positions on the issues.

Juan Williams is a superb example of what I mean. He's as liberal as the day is long, and I do not often agree with him, but I respect and admire his ability to clearly articulate his position and perhaps more importantly his ability to listen to the other side rather than trying to talk over them.

On a completely unrelated note, that is one very special hat you are modeling in the sidebar. Trailer trash? I'm thinking more like a waitress in a diner frequented by the Ice Road Truckers .

Posted by: BobM at May 21, 2008 09:00 AM

I love that hat. Thanks!

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 21, 2008 09:23 AM

Conservatives cannot run away from Michael Savage. He is their animal, kept on the air and in print by their dollars. Even here, he gets his message across via a link.

I've never been to Daily Kos, but have listened Air America, and nothing I heard on their air is even remotely similar to the filth and vitriol spewed by Savage, Hannity and similar creatures.

Sidebar: Why do people think Juan Williams is a liberal? Listen to him speak, read his stuff. He is right of center on most issues.

Posted by: SR at May 21, 2008 11:53 AM

No, S.R.

Really--I like you, but if you're going to hold me responsible for everything said or done by so-called "conservatives," then fuck you very much.

The fact is, I'm not a conservative except on issues of Federalism, economics, personal liberty and the war. But anyone who's in favor of the war these days is generally called right-of-center, so I accept that. I don't like it, but I accept it.

I didn't link to Michael Savage; I wouldn't give that man traffic. I linked to a story about him. And I hadn't been aware that he had a message, beyond "here's a bunch of saliva that is coming out of my mouth as I yell into a microphone."

A lot of these cocksuckers aren't even conservatives as much as populists. O'Reilly, Huckabee--they're just populists. Lowest-common-denominator men.

If you can slap a label on me based on what some asshole on the radio says, then I can do the same to you WRT any idiot lefty/mild-mannered Jew/aging film buff proclaims.

Walk softly, my friend.

Posted by: Attila Girl at May 21, 2008 12:04 PM

Little Miss Attila - your response was great. But I'm really writing this because I don't know what "WRT" means in your post. I'm lousy with things like that.

Posted by: SR at May 21, 2008 06:54 PM

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