Thursday, July 31, 2008

Guantanamo High?

It was in the news yesterday that a Texas high school is going to have students who break the dress code wear a blue jumpsuit for the day. Let me write that another way, blue prison jumpsuit for the day. One school member said that it's "worth a try because it's a way to keep the district's conservative values intact".

Really? Prison garb for a dress code violation. Interesting concept. Perhaps a school chain gang for gum chewers is next. What kind of value system puts high school students in prison clothes for a dress code violation? Oh wait, GWB lives in Texas correct? I guess the kids are lucky they are not being sent to some unnamed high school for questioning! Is the name of this school Guantanamo High School?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jay Predicts Banking Crisis

I promised myself I was not going to mention Jay Severin again. OK I also promised I would lay off ice cream. I was captivated today for a minute or two listening to Jay. (Nausea sets in about 15 mins) Jay stated today he predicted this banking crisis in 1987. Twenty-one years ago. Man he is good. What led him to this prediction was seeing an ad in the paper for a bank that stated "equal opportunity lender" and well "we all know what that means". You see according to Jay ninety-six percent of Americans pay their mortgage on time, and we all know who the four percent are.

Jay believes that equal opportunity lender is code for you must lend to people who do not have the means to pay it back. In other words according to Jay, minorities. In Jays world the idea that someone who is more than able to handle a loan may be denied because of race, or sexual orientation, simply doesn't exist. He saw this problem twenty one years ago. His show is full of him saying how he predicted this or that ten years or twenty years ago. I wonder if he finds it difficult to talk and pat himself on the back at the same time.

Jay is also very happy that McCain came out and said he is against affirmative action. (Though with Mac you don't know if he speaking for the campaign) Because in Jays world if you are for it, you are a racist. Jays world is a simple place. It is a black and white world. Perhaps, just perhaps, a black or white world, is more accurate.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Gunman Hated Liberals

I was recently taken to task by a poster at another site who stated that this crime was a result of the policies of the church and there liberal leanings. I suggested Jesus was liberal. I was informed that he may have been, but not on issues that are facing America in 2008. Things like prostitution, gay marriage, euthanasia, abortion, higher taxes etc.

It is true that Jesus did not have to deal with these issues. I would not be brave enough to venture a guess on how he would. I can however, be certain he would not have killed innocent people to get his point across. Those that invoke God's name in violence such as this are simply wrong. Has human life become so cheap that we will now murder for our political beliefs? For different points of view? In a church? Has politics gone so haywire that we are now consumed by those we disagree with to the point of murder?

The whole country should be outraged at this act. It is not a blue state or red state issue. The people of Tennessee have been through enough. Let this church mourn for its members and pray for the injured. Do not suggest that they now pray to the very God who condoned this action.

Where is todays RFK?

The day after Martin Luther King died Senator Robert Kennedy gave a brief speech where he spoke about the "Mindless Menace of Violence" in America. As I read the speech I thought how different America is today. Not in the sense that we have solved the problem. Rather, a politician running for President, had the courage to give this speech. It was either uncommon courage or they were uncommon times. As you read the speech ask yourself If Obama gave this speech today, what would the reaction be?

We live in a time where a politician cannot offer us anything beyond what we see. If they speak of hope, peace, love, things that must be dreamed of, they are mocked. If a leader ask us to dream of a better America talk radio rails and hurls insults for days. Follow the link and read the speech. What politician today would give this speech? I think most would not. That is a sad sad commentary on this country today. We have moved great great distances since 1968. But, which direction have we moved?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

WRKO Savaged Again (and again..and again..)

Is on air talent so hard to find for WRKO? Is the Michael Savage show such an income producer that the host credibility or the audience he insults is simply of no concern to this once proud station? It was about two years ago when the Savage show nearly caused me to drive off the road as he explained that there is no such thing as Tourette syndrome. He went on to explain it was a disease invented by the pharmaceutical companies in order to “push treatments”.

Now he has taken on Autism. It is simply a parenting issue. Parents of these children he claims, or 99% of them, should simply tell their children to “knock it off” according to Mr. Savage. This will solve the problem. Thank you Michael. Perhaps we can take that a step further and apply the Savage method to other medical issues. You have chest pain? Just yell stop! Think of the healthcare savings!

The question here is why does WRKO continue to let this fool on the air? Does WRKO care about the audience at all? RKO of course, will do nothing. It perhaps has figured out that in order to insult an audience, or even care about an audience, you have to have an audience. When was the last time RKO had that?

Friday, July 25, 2008

No Limit to Jay's Hypocrisy

I think it is easy to understand Jay Severin when you realize who he is. He was a political consultant who helped candidates lose all over the country. That however is not the point. In his past job he was used to spinning anything. Yesterday he said that it is not something to be proud of if you are Barack and you win because most voters are voting against the republicans and not really voteing FOR Obama. PLEASE. As a consultant I am sure he did not give a dam about why his candidate won. (In his case hypothetically of course) But now according to Jay that is something that should concern the Obama folks.

For months during the primary season he railed against McCain because of his "pro war" view. Now he rails against Obama's plan to at least develop a plan, and get us out of the war. The most important thing was for this war to end, according to the POJ. (pre Obama Jay) He cried out against our occupation of Iraq and in fact went as far as suggesting using nukes against them in order to win quickly and then leave. Yesterday he was screaming about Obama being the cause of our soldiers being shot in the back as they leave. I am getting dizzy.

Now I know some of you may think I have something against Jay Severin. I really have no more against him than I have against any other race baiting hater.

Some of you may remember the "dean of radio" Jerry Williams. As opinionated as anyone yet somehow those who disagreed were not called losers and wimps. Boston has had great radio talk show host who loved when someone called to challenge their opinion. They discussed, sometime argued but always (or so it seems) there was a "thank you for calling". Gene Burns of RKO fame, or perhaps the best ever in town David Brudnoy, all with strong views, but always welcomed the opposition. They were not afraid to discuss the opposite view. After Brudnoy passed away Paul Sullivan filled his shoes with style, class and again no fear of those who disagreed. Theirs where shows that catered to those who would call and not say "hey man your the best, or I agree with everything". That unfortunately is a requirement for a Severin caller.

So if your tired of the old same thing turn the dial. If you like talk radio there are great alternatives. Even on Severin's station the host are fine. Michael Graham is as opinionated as Jay about Obama but it is not "all Obama all the time". Oh by the way, Jay kicked me out of "his country" yesterday. I'm over it. First no longer the best and brightest and now banished from Jay's country. Talk about a bad week. That is about all I care to write about this fat headed, bigot. The other thing Jay loves to attack is MSNBC. Want to bet were Jay last worked? How do you spell hypocrisy in three letters? J-A-Y. Go sox!

Best and Brightest No More

It was bound to happen. All good things must come to an end. How long can one expect to be the best and brightest?. Best, sure. We can all be the best at something, at least for a little while. Brightest? I will admit there were times I was. But to be one of the best and brightest, together. Wow that was something.

But alas, I am no longer one of them. Jay Severin has told me so. I will admit the realization of this fact was hard. I listened to his show daily (WTKK, Bston) and nodded my head in agreement when he made profound political statements like "Hillary is Fat or Hillary is going to win" or "McCain is a liberal". But somehow, somewhere the magic wore off. I began to think for myself, in Jay's world that is a crime. That may have been the start of my down fall. I thought at times Jay sounded like an idiot, a racist. But no, it must be me, it has to be me. Perhaps I cannot understand a man who won a Pulitzer. (OK maybe not a real one, but he must have got that confused with something else, How many times have you done that? Honey I won a Pulitzer, oh wait, my mistake) A man who made his bones in the political world. He is after all a political genius. I know he is. He said it. It must be true.

The final straw was when I began to look at Obama as a real alternative. Jay would have none of it. If you like Obama you must be an American hating, wussy. Not a super manly man, an American man like Jay. A man who hits on every female caller with a heart beat. ( I'm sure the wife don't mind at all) Plus I began to have thoughts that Jay found offensive and evil. Sick thoughts, thoughts I could never mention and still be one of the best and brightest. I felt ashamed. Thoughts like health care for everyone, and end to the Iraq war, and oh forgive me Jay, maybe just maybe, an equal opportunity for everyone. Oh the Shame!

I know now I am no longer one of the best and brightest. I have done the one thing that Jay will find no forgiveness for, something so vile he will simply not stand for it. I have started to question Jay!