Friday, May 29, 2009

Today's sign off from Rush.

Always to be one to let the truth bend itself (if he's not going to be around to bend it himself that is) Rush signed off today's broadcast with the revelation that dealerships closing are politically motivated. Nothing is really new in the whining there.

However, Rush's sign-off tried to add authority where there was none. After gaspingly declaring the Barney Frank is demanding to know how the decisions are being made. Rush did note that Chrysler stated it was company algorithms that chose which dealerships to close.

But Rush has the ultimate authority on the truth for this story: "Lawyers for the dealerships say it is the White House who is making the decisions. Ask the White House Mr. Frank."

Seriously? The lawyers for the people who are, rightly so, upset for losing their business were given inside information.

Of course, Rush himself has a very low opinion of his audience's intelligence so it's no surprise he would leave this little gem out there to take over the weekend. He knows that before Saturday night legions of "dittoheads" will be quoting this as fact.

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Some interesting thing I've found at

Overall, 88 percent of the contributions from car dealers went to Republican candidates and just 12 percent to Democratic candidates. By comparison, the list of dealers on Doug Ross's list (which I haven't vetted, but I assume is fine) gave 92 percent of their money to Republicans -- not really a significant difference.

There's no conspiracy here, folks -- just some bad math.

For all of you who don't know is a STATISTICAL website, not a political one. The guy who founded it is a statistical genius who used to work for major league baseball teams.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

I'm concerned for Rush.

I've noticed that Mr. Limbaugh's voice is a bit different lately. Kind of lisping a bit more, change of tone, placing strange emphasis.

I think this happened before, but I can't quite remember what the cause was. Anyone?

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Don't Quote a Leader from the Past

Today's nuttery was brought to you by "The Glenn Beck Show.":

Before being helped back from the ledge by his obviously smarter producer, Glenn was criticizing Pres. Obama for quoting Supreme Court Cheif Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Why you ask?
Apparently Holmes supported eugenics. Of course I don't remember Obama supporting that portion of Cheif Justice Holmes' beliefs but I guess if you don't support one portion of a persons beliefs you can't support any of them.

We could make a list of all those that Glenn Beck should stop quoting, but maybe we could skip right to the big one. Glenn should drop out of the Mormon Church. Unless of course he supports the actions and ideas of the early Mormon "Prophets."

"Had I anything to do with the negro , I would confine them by strict law to their own species" - Founder Joseph P. Smith

"If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot. This will always be so." - Bringham Young

" If there is one drop of negro blood in my children, as I have read to you, they receive the curse, There isn't any argument, therefore, as to intermarriage with the Negro, is there? Now we are generous with the Negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest kind of education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it." - Mark E. Peterson - Church Leader

Of course, not all early Mormon church leaders were so anti-black:

"Darkies are wonderful people" - Joseph F. Smith 10 Prophet

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Apparently, Stu the producer didn't get to Glenn in time. Yesterday, (5/26) was when Mr. Beck started this whole join-Obama-to-Eugenics non-sense. See it here until they realize how stupid it was and take it down.

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