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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

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O'Reilly's crying is getting embarrassing (even for him).



I admit, I listen to his radio show because I want to keep up with the other side and he's the only right winger I can tolerate for more than 5 minutes.

Lately his show has been dominated with nonstop whining and crying about how Kerry won't do his show and how mean the "elite media" is to him. It's driving him bonkers that Kerry went on the Daily Show rather than face Bill's personal ego nest. Bill's now doing "Almost Kerry" interviews where he invites people who have no idea about Kerry's position on his show so he can pummel them with questions they couldn't possibly answer (about Kerry's personal feelings on issues) so he can look like a big tough guy who scared Kerry away.

Of course his other punching bag is the "elite media", which encompasses everyone who's ever said anything bad about him. He made a comment today on how the media is bashing his "O'Reilly Factor for Kids" as if the media has an anti-kid agenda, when the truth is his book is a dull piece of crap. I'm sure there wasn't a huge call among the 9-16 market for a middle aged, splotchfaced, sexual harrasser to give them life lessons.

Clue Phone for Billo: Sometimes its not all about a personal agenda, sometimes what you churn out is just crap.

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Sunday, October 10, 2004

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Man, you spend a weekend in Cleveland and everything blows up.

First, the elections in Afghanistan fall apart after the rest of the candidates drop out after it just too obvious that the US backed guy will win. God bless free elections, eh?

Now Sinclair Broadcasting is forcing all its stations to run what amounts to a 90 minute Swift Boat Liars ad a week before the elections. Tom Tomorrow's blog (link to your right) has all the details on boycotts and whatnot.

If anyone should be pissed off, it should be the networks that Sinclair stations are affiliates to. You think they're cool with their stations pre-empting their programming to air propaganda?



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Wednesday, September 29, 2004

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So I went to a Native American Pow Wow last weekend, and I took the opportunity to conduct a little experiment. I wore my "Anyone but Bush, President 2004" shirt to see what the reaction would be. It's funny really...most Native Americans are liberal by nature (their belief system is based heavily on the environment) but non-Native Americans who like to wear Native garb and symbols tend to be the stereotypical "boot in yer ass" Harley crowd. Needless to say, I was curious on what reaction I would get.

Turns out I had no reason to worry, as I was one of the more popular folks in the crowd. I had several people complement my shirt, one lady even wanted to shake my hand. It only furthers my hypothesis that there are far more liberal minded folks than the talking heads on TV and radio would lead you to believe. I have a feeling that if everyone who feels they have no voice would speak up, they'd find there's a lot more of them than they think.



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Thursday, September 16, 2004

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You know, I don't know if I believe the "Bill O'Reilly wants to run against Hillary in 2006" story. Sure, Bill (like any good conservative talk show host) has an unhealthy obsession with Hillary, but I just don't see Mr. No Spin being able to hold his composure for an entire campaign. The first time someone points out any one of his numerous misleading statements, he'd go batshit.

What can't be denied is that he is most definately trying to moderate his stance, not attacking Democrats nearly as rabidly as the rest of the pack. Who's he trying to impress? Voters in a state he has no chance of winning? The "elite media" he spends half of every show bashing? Who knows. All I know is that I'm enjoying watching the wingnuts turn on Billo left and right.

Every day it seems another right wing loony is railing against Billo, like everyone's favorite homophobe Michael (don't call me Weiner) Savage. I may not like either guy's politics but I'd pay to see them duke it out on PPV.

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Friday, September 03, 2004

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Well I was wondering when the real Republican party would show up at the convention.

After John McCain, Rudy, and Arnold put a moderate face on the most right wing GOP ticket in recent memory I wondered where the real driving force of the GOP was hiding. The Rick Santorums, the Trent Lotts, the Alan "homosexuals are sinners" Keyes.

Ironically, when we finally saw it, it was coming from alleged Democrat Zell Miller.

Now I could go on for days talking about all the fear mongering and flat out lies, but I have one question: If you're that scared that terrorists are gonna kill your grandkids, why leave their fates in the hand of a bumbler who's stirred the hornet's nest of worldwide terrorism?

Seriously, the post Saddam plans are so badly bungled do you really want to reward them with 4 more years?


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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

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Man O man, just when I think I should lay off O'Reilly for a while he keeps giving me more ammo.

The other day he had the most interesting theory on why the US always wins the most medals in the Olympics.

See, the US dominates the Olympics cause we abuse the poor. Them socialist countries (Canada and Western Europe) coddle their poor so they don't have the drive needed to win gold medals.

Of course, let's not remember one of the biggest powerhouses in Olympic history was the USSR, and China's teams are getting better every year. Cuba's boxers were impressive too. Not to mention those socialists do pretty good in the Winter Games.

And lets also not remember that the US team gets big time money and gear from all the athletic apparel companies like Nike and Reebok when some countries can barely afford to give their athletes a pair of shoes.

Last week Bill said "No one calls me a liar!" I'm sure he sprayed spit when he said it too.

Guess what Bill, you're a liar. LIAR. Deal with it. When you try to spin the Olympics into another attempt to smear the poor (who you always claim to be looking out for) you are offically a no-respect liar.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

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I've been putting off this post because I know no matter how I say what I want to say, someone's gonna be offended by it.

For the record, I have nothing but respect for military folks, hell my family's been represented in almost every war this nation's ever fought back to William Dawes who rode with Paul Revere.

Having said that, the level of worship soldiers get in this country is disturbing.

Now let me explain, there's a difference between respecting people who do a dangerous job and elevating them to a godlike status that is used as an atomic bomb in conversations as a point you can't refute or risk looking like a "troop hater".

Policemen have dangerous jobs, and it's perfectly fine to suggest that not all cops are good honest folks. Sure, the vast majority are, but the idea of a dirty cop is at least a subject people can broach in conversation. Try doing that about a soldier, even in the post Abu Ghareb world. We have photographic proof that they all aren't infallable supermen, but the idea of bad soldiers is still not mentionable.

Lets face it, the whole reason those lying swiftboat veterans are making shit up about Kerry is that they are mad he said there were atrocities committed in Vietnam.

Guess what, there were. Look up My Lai case if you want proof. Was every US soldier doing horrible things? Of course not. But some were, and until we admit that these are human beings in these uniforms and not Marvel superheroes, we won't be able to have an honest political discussion.

Troops are people, and people sometimes do fucked up things. Holding everyone in uniform up to an impossibly high standard only leads to anger when you realize some fall short.

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