7.02.2008

My Head Just Exploded

For the life of me, I don't understand this guiy's popularity. I love talk radio. I love talk shows. And some can be somewhat entertaining (Bill O'Reilly or Nancy Grace) even if I completely disagree with them. But Limbaugh's show is one thing: Boring.

He refuses to take calls from people who disagree with him, so you never hear a rationale debate. It's just ditto heads calling him up so they can talk about how much they agree with each other.

And if you folks who love his show think for a moment he believes everything he's selling, you're a sucker. He knows there's a right wing huge audience out there that are nothing more than sheep. And those folks just eat up stuff like "Let me tell you a secret folks. Those Liberals want to take all of your money so they give it to people who won't take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that this country offers. The Liberals hate this country. They even want the terrorists to win in Iraq for their political advantage." Sheesh. It's mindless generalities. Every. Single. Day.

But he knows that's what the masses want to hear. And he'll say it forever. All the way to the bank.

(Thanks to the commenter on another post who brought this to my attention because he knew it would put me over the edge.)

127 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barry's talkin' to you, Wordbyle.

Anonymous said...

The liberal weenies at Air America get foodstamps while Rush gets millions!!!

Megadittos big boy!

Oh sorry, Barry. I forget you're still on the darkside.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree with you more about Limbaugh.

This country is full of people who want somebody to do their thinking for them. That is lazy AND stupid whether one is liberal or conservative.

Anonymous said...

RUSS ROCKS!!!!

Anonymous said...

BG,

If you were a regular listener you would hear him {rush} taking calls from the left everyday! Its actually the most entertaining segments of the program as he knocks them over with a feather!

Anonymous said...

Rush knows how to make money by pandering to the lowest common denominator. It's amazing how stupid his audience must be...

Anonymous said...

You can't help but wonder if the good Lord somedays doesn't just want to "start over."

Anonymous said...

I only listened to Limbaugh because people accused me of doing the same. It was great when I first tried his show-funny,lots of breaking political news etc. This lasted a few months then he gave me tired head. You couldn't tell the difference from day to day. Literally, as in they would play the "best of" certain days and it would take awhile to figure it if you missed the beginning of the show-and I heard it the first time. Another thing that always annoyed me was when he would be getting pinned by someone and it was hopeless, he or his crew would so obviously break off the call and then he would say,"Uh oh we seem to have lost so and so,too bad we were really getting somewhere I thought." And then after a few minutes that was obviously being used to research the callers points to tear them down he'd come back to the topic.
Oh well,more power to him.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be great entertainment getting Limbaugh in front of a whole bunch of really intelligent types to hurl questions at him? The jerk would stammer and stutter worse than he does on talk radio. He'd never do that. Too easy to hide behind a microphone.

Jarhead said...

Why would you need to listen to talk radio just to hear someone who is paid to confirm or attack your own views?

Think for yourself and form your own opinions for gosh dog dog.

Punditry is for those who need their opinions spoon fed to them which probably accounts for the sad state of intellectual debate in this great country.

Anonymous said...

I can't beleive people can consistently listen to that dope head...

I'm just sayin

Anonymous said...

He wont last that long.......probably OD on pills. They should send him to rehab first and do random drug test!!

Anonymous said...

Rush the pill head.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Grace's voice makes my head hurt.

I HATE the TV news/talk shows where hosts and guests yell over each other. Somebody needs to whap 'em on the nose with a rolled up newspaper when they start that. Or poke 'em with a cattle prod. Maybe one of those electric collars they use to train dogs... I'd pay to watch that. For now, I change the channel.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, with that much money Rush will self-medicate himself into a stupor.

Plus, fat.

Anonymous said...

you're welcome BG..i knew your cranium would bust!! i still think rush sounds like he's suckin on a pickle the whole time he's talking.. i used to hate it back in early 90's when each day rush would start his show by saying something like "only one thousand three hundred and seventeen days and counting...each day one number less..guess how wrong he was..?? that was just clinton's first term..i couldn't take 4 more years of rush!!!

Anonymous said...

another police chase 287 north toward decatur!!

M&M said...

I have to admit that Limbaugh is who got me interested in talk radio. And I agree with a lot of his views and opinions, but I haven't listened to him in years. I'm like Barry, I find him very boring, his show is slow paced and he belabors points for way too long. And lest I forget, he is very pompous, arrogant and self-indulged. I listen to shows that are faster paced and enjoy them much better.

Anonymous said...

the guy wrecked out..ran into back of rock truck..this guy had 20 arrests, 11 for dui type offences..there u go BG, another potential prospect!!help that asshole get back on the road aqap!!

gern blansten said...

Whatever all of you name-calling liberals think, Rush is right about a lot of things.
First, the liberals WANT the war in Iraq to go badly, and ONLY for the demise of the Republican party.
All the Liberals look for, hope for, on a daily basis, is to kill the conservative movement. Case in point: The New York Times, who ENDORSED John McCain among the Republicans during the primary, only to BASH him with a story for which they were holding supposed evidence WHILE THEY ENDORSED HIM. They wanted him to win the Repyublican primary, then they try to destroy him. They are the bastion of your liberal movement.

Or how about when the NYT revealed government secrets about how the gov't was battling terrorism finacially? That smacks of nothing more than treason.

Or how about when John (?) Kennedy came out heavily endoring the "Green" movement, noting that anyone who disagreed with the spoon-fed preaching about man-made climate change were terrorists who should be prosecuted."?

Even on this blog, when the wordkyles and jarheads and denney cranes make an argument, most of you who can't write complete sentences simply start with the name-calling, because you can't debate the subject. You are SPOON FED the liberal mantra, just like you accuse the conservatives of doing with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc.

You people ought to look in the mirror every once in a while.

Jarhead said...

Are you certain the rock truck didn't back into the perp at ultra high speed? That sounds more likely.

wordkyle said...

ho ho ho...Christmas comes early sometimes. The Liberal reaction to this news is what I live for.

I don't listen to that much talk radio any more, but occasionally I will hear Rush's program. It has changed over the years, but the one thing that hasn't changed is how Liberals will state something about his show that is completely wrong -- BG's claim that Rush doesn't take calls from people who disagree with him is an example of such a bogus, incorrect, follow-the-Liberal-line claim.

And BG, upon what do you base your claim that Rush does NOT believe what he's saying? Your statement smacks of exactly what I mentioned in my previous paragaph.

And it's not enough to disagree with the "huge right wing audience," you then have to insult them/us/me. Is it not more sheep-like to repeat incorrect statements about a program, simply because the Liberal leaders say the same thing?

By the way, BG, you speak very condescendingly of "the masses." (Implying that most people are Conservative?) You seem to have embraced the Liberal elitist mentality. Does that come from being a Liberal, or being a lawyer?

>>>> $400,000,000.00 <<<<

Wow. God bless the free market. I'm absolutely re-energized. Thanks for calling my attention to it.

RPM said...

I quit listening to WBAP the day they put Limbaugh on their airwaves.

Amon Carter is spinning in his grave.

Anonymous said...

if u hurry they r takin him to wise regional for blood draw right now...

Anonymous said...

speaking of blood draw..i heard on the news a few days ago that during the upcoming 4th of july holiday if you get stopped and the dps suspects you've been drinking, you will be taken to emergency room for a blood draw. you will not be given the option of a breath test..do you know anything about this BG ??

Anonymous said...

The thing I find so disturbing about Rush is his willingness to peddle hate. It seems reasonable to think that the public flap over his trolling for prescriptions would have humbled him some, but that certainly does not appear to be the case.

Anonymous said...

Hell Barry....I don't believe anything YOU'RE selling, that's for sure. Million mega-dittos to Rush.

Anonymous said...

Before Rush, there were NO CONSERVATIVES in the media, save for the rare George Will intellectual types.

Before Rush, there were no people in the media who said things that I agreed with, and I didn't feel as if conservatives were adequately represented in the media (if ever).

Say what you want about him, but liberals would still dominate the media were it not for him.

And if you tire of him easily then do what I do......rotate. One day I listen to Rush, the next day I listen to O'Reilly on my satellite radio, etc.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where to post this - it has nothing to do with Limbaugh.

Barry, & everyone else that likes Newsweek,
You must read this week's edition. It's THE (mostly) BIG THOUGHTS EDITION & has Lincoln and Darwin on the cover. Did you know they were born on the very same day? I don't even think of them as contemporaries.

Anyway, the issue is informative and enteraining and relevant. I highly recommend finding the time to read the whole magazine this week.
A good read, a very good read.

M&M said...

Wow, the Messenger even has some video footage of the accident scene.

Anonymous said...

I always heard if you pee while you are showering you'll never catch athletes foot. If this is true should you also pee in the bath?
Just curious.

Anonymous said...

When they take you for the blood draw (after your refusal) act calm until the nurse comes to you with the needle and start freaking out! Scream bloody murder! Scream,"They are killing me in here! Oh my God somebody help me! Please help me somebody", and start eating some tissue paper and exam gloves while you sit on the exam table rocking back and forth.
That's what I think you should do.

Jarhead said...

LOL. Did you see all those fat-assed DPS "troopers" on the scene? Good thing that guy wrceked into a truck because if there was a foot chase those chubby cops wouldn't have made it 10 feet before having to stop and suck wind.

Don't those guys have to pass physical fitness tests?

Anonymous said...

Oh My!!.......wordypile LIVES for liberal reactions to the news.

ho, ho, ho!!

Anonymous said...

303 there is no refusal, what i saw on the new said blood draw no option. i think this may be for dallas co., i'm not sure that's why i would appreciate it if BG ot any intelligent person could shed light on the facts here, hear...

wordkyle said...

For the Rush- and Conservative-haters, a quote from the New York Times profile on Rush Limbaugh:

[The nonpartisan Pew Research Center for the People and the Press] reported that "on a series of “news knowledge questions,” Limbaugh’s “Dittoheads” — the defiantly self-mocking term for his faithful, supposedly brainwashed, audience — scored higher than NPR listeners."

Imagine that.

Anonymous said...

listen up wurdturd rush is just a fat ass taking advantage of a bunch of disgruntled aholes who are really no more conservative than lets say al gore or clintons or all the repubs who claim to be conservative. guess what turd the true opposite of conservative isn't liberal....it's WASTEFUL... every stinking one of those basturds are wasteful, i would like for you try and dispute that..

wordkyle said...

526 - You shine as a beacon of Liberal thought. Keep up the good work.

(You Liberals have chosen a great spokesman.)

Jarhead said...

5:26,

If you are in fact able to read, please see gern blansten's post at 1:13. I believe you just proved his point for him.

The funny thing is that you're apparently too dopey to realize it.

Thanks for the laugh.

wordkyle said...

...and while I'm at it....

140 - Give an example of how Rush Limbaugh "peddles hate." I dare you. I double dare you.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN

Is the Liberal strategy to keep telling lie after lie until someone, somewhere believes it? That's what you guys keep doing.

$400,000,000

A bargain at twice the price.

Barry Green said...

I don't know WordKyle, how about that "Magic Negro" song sung by the Fake Al Sharpton. Yeah, I know the term originated from a columnist but that parody sure doesn't feel full of Christian love.

wordkyle said...

BG- First, the term originated with a black journalist.

The song's success as a parody is that it uses the words of Liberals in its depiction of Obama.

If there is any hate in the song -- which there isn't, if you listen to the lyrics -- the hate originates with Liberal Democrats, not Rush.

Nice try, counselor, but no cigar.

Denney Crane said...

Be patient Barry. The libs will restore the "Fairness Doctrine" soon...that'll show Rush who's in charge of this country. I mean really, who needs free speech anyway.

Just keep listening to Howard Stern and life will be wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I believe this country wants to listen to Bill Clinton sympathize with the lazy, with the uninsured, with sex offenders, with illegal aliens, with the ACLU, with PETA, with Gay Rights Activists, with Iraq and Iran.

I do not understand why this wouldn't be more popular than Oprah!?!

Anonymous said...

breaking news.....OBAMA-POWELL

Anonymous said...

well turd i'm still waiting for you to dispute the part about all those assholes being wasteful with my f'n tax money, not their money. i'm not blaming one party more than the other, i believe they are both guilty of corruption and destruction of this country. don't call me a liberal, i'm more of a r paul thinker..get fed govt out of our lives and stop dictating states rights...o yea i almost forgot, jar u can go f yourself and get yer shinebox!!!

Anonymous said...

Wordie-
I don't know what black journalist to which you refer, but black journalist doesn't have to equal liberal.

wordkyle said...

637 - Your thoughtless, profane, illiterate namecalling and lack of a coherent argument led me to believe you were a Liberal. Sorry, my mistake.

wordkyle said...

658 - A bit of research on your part would reveal the black journalist to be David Ehrenstein. His credits include writing for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone magazine, the San Francisco Examiner and The Advocate.

The life expectancy for a Conservative in that crowd would be about, what..zero?

I'll let readers determine for themselves if the guy is Liberally-leaning.

Anonymous said...

well what about the assholes wasting my money.. see you don't have any argument or else you would have presented it already. as for me being profane, you goddamn right!! i'm sick of all you motherf****** trying to act like you're smarter than anybody else..our government is destroying this country, and they have been for over 40 f'n years. it may already be too late..by the way this is for u turd !!

Barry Green said...

Ok, I probably shouldn't have let that last post go through.

But the man is passionate, ain't he?

Anonymous said...

thanks BG in calm now...

wordkyle said...

Wow, Barry -- have you sunk to vulgarity by proxy?

Okay, 807, my profane friend, let's get a couple of things straight. I don't pretend to be smarter than anyone else. What I do, though, is research topics pretty thoroughly, learning from smarter people, so that I have some knowledge about what I speak.

This is three times you have prodded me about politicians wasting money. A little of that research I mentioned on your part, and you would find that political Conservatives -- which is how I describe myself -- want smaller government, not larger, along with fiscal restraint and responsibility. This is, I believe, what you are so "passionately" (BG's word) arguing for.

All Republicans are not Conservative. I, along with other Conservatives, have blasted the Republican Congress and President Bush for their profligate spending. ("Like Democrats," I think I once described it.) That's one of the reasons for Conservative "disenchantment" with the Republican party that you may have heard about.

Feel like the government is taxing you too much, giving too much of it away to people who don't try, punishing the working man and woman, those who make America great?

Welcome to Conservatism.

***
To all you other readers, please fill in your own joke about a guy who keeps calling other people m*****f****** Consult Freud.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Barry, We, the ignorant masses out number you. Keep up the good work Rush.

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying my 4th episode of BLACK GOLD..it's great!! some things don't change much, even 30 years later since i worked on a drilling rig. those hands, drillers, bosses haven't changed one bit..pardon the pun..i apologize to word and jar for being po'd at the gov., please forgive me, i will try to get along better from now on..thanks BG for a great place to visit lots of good folks like word and jar!!!

Jarhead said...

The scary thing is that the world is absolutely chock-full of people like Mr. Vocabulary up there. All show ~ no go. Just a lot of hot air. No intelligent arguments and all the charm and wit of a disgruntled dockworker.

Can you imagine how badly it must suck to be around a person like that all the time? What a shame. A waste of a potentially good human being ~ completely eaten up with anger like that. This is probably his only outlet: anonymously getting mad on an internet blog. It must be the only way he can get anyone to pay attention to him. Can you say "Daddy Issues"? Poor bloke.

wordkyle said...

933 - Apology accepted. I never worked on a drillng rig, but I worked as a floorhand on a pulling unit when I was younger. I've been weevil bit more than once.

Now if we could only get our esteemed host to apologize for all the nasty untrue things he said about Rush...

How about it, Barry, are you as big a man as our oilfield friend?

Anonymous said...

11:25 AM must be on hard drugs, like the Idol, Rush. A DopeHead is only a DopeHead.

Anonymous said...

Rush is a very needed figure for Conservatives. The Conservative bunch has to have someone think for them. I have heard people call in and say "Rush, tell us how to vote" in various elections. He jokes about his "Zombie Army", but if He, Rush, commanded his followers to drink poison Kool-Aid, they would do so unquestionably. Rush commands, the Zombie/Followers Obey. Don't think it is not true? How many DittoHeadZombies Voted for Hillary because their beloved Fearless Leader told them to? So much for Conservative free thinkers that listen to Rush Larddobutt. Wordie, had your Rush Brown Mustache today? The Rush Crowd is pathetic. As someone else already posted, a bullshitter saying things that his listeners want to hear. And to the deranged Dittohead that said he takes calls from opposing views, you are sick. Very Sick. The man is a chicken (just get past his screeners) Shit.

Anonymous said...

well BG maybe i shouldn't mentioned the rush deal, might have been more than some folks could take. i mean you got hard working white people(hrc) who have seen a solid 35+% increase in cost of living expenses across the board with 0.05%increase in income, whose fault is this..? BOTH r's & d's..we suffer while they get more and more!! maybe if i were gettin $400,000,000.oo i'd feel differently..

Anonymous said...

Obama-Powell I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't thought about combination. Oh well, let me be the first to say,"I wish to welcome our dark skinned overlords. And uhm,oh yeah Death to Whitey!!!!"

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - Speaking of conservative you say: " political Conservatives -- which is how I describe myself -- want smaller government, not larger, along with fiscal restraint and responsibility."

OMB (the Office of Management and Budget) is where the federal budget starts. I guess we have wrongly been calling Reagan and Bush conservative, because their administrations have driven up the federal deficits more than all their predecessors combined. It took Bush to take that title away from Reagan.

Since Vietnam, who is the ONLY president to cut the deficit the first year in office, then decreasing it every following year, and finally the last 3 years built up a significant budget SURPLUS? THat would be Clinton.

BTW, Bush is the ONLY President ever to lower taxes during wartime; increase spending + decrease taxes = huge deficit. THis is a real threat to our children and grandchildren as the biggest chunk of the budget is becoming the payment on the interest of the debt only, not paying down the debt, just paying the interest.

Thanks Republicans.

Anonymous said...

The best comment I've heard ever about Limbaugh came from a Republican who called him an "extremist".

That is exactly what he is and to thoughtful Republicans he does not represent the way they think. Many of them are embarrassed by this blowhard, particularly many Christians whose mindset is to unite people rather than divide them.

And yes, this is judgemental on my part, but look at the man's personal life. Impressive?

NO!

Anonymous said...

Hey Barry - Wordypile can't get any hits on his boring blog. He has to come in here for his kicks.

I'd love for you to have the opportunity to engage this person in a face to face debate.

Maybe if he stays long enough he'll learn from you how to write.

Anonymous said...

wurdy just to let you know i was only apologizing for the vulgarity/profanity in my comments. i'm not for the message..and i was only accusing you of being or trying to be smarter than everybody, not jhead, i may be a poor bloke but i'm not stupid.

Anonymous said...

oh yea jhead it's not "daddyissues" it's "GRANDADDY ISSUES"..and u r rite about 1 thing i am completely eaten up with anger,...shouldn't more people be angry?? or do u think 1 side is rite and the other side is wrong???

gern blansten said...

Hey anon 7:08:

So, wordkyle can't get enough people to read his boring blog. Well, apparently YOU'VE read it, so what does that say about you?

And by the way, if he and BG got into a debate, wordkyle would chew him up and spit him out (no offense, BG, I really do like you!).

Let the good times roll...:)

Anonymous said...

I've been to Wordypile's site twice. BORING! Not gonna go back. I'll just wait for his dribble on here. That's bad enough.

Anonymous said...

Wordy is a researcher who needs an editor.

wordkyle said...

817 - Okay, you took back your apology. I take back my acceptance. Happy? (I'm still not sure where we disagree.)

And by the way, how does a person "try" to be smarter than everyone else? Education? Research? Schooling? Aren't people with advanced degrees trying to be smarter than everyone else? You need to explain your insult.

708 - You are correct that I come in here for kicks. It's the same thrill I get from seeing Liberals squirm when they hear about Rush Limbaugh's

>>>> $400.000,000.00 <<<<

contract.

Nice to see that you guys don't "get" Conservatives at all. Makes smooshing you easier.

Anonymous said...

Has Banjo's gone outta style?

Anonymous said...

ok turd i tried to be nice,butt no f no, you had to come back with that i'm so much smarter than everybody bullshit and you are beginning to give me an advanced degree of the red ass!! if you're so f'n smart how come most people on here refer to you as an overbearing asshole who's not as smart as he thinks he is..and by the way you say you "blasted them..." you couldn't admit that your beloved "fiscal conservatives" are just as corrupt as the rest..now go have a great day and don't f**k with me today ok...

Anonymous said...

i know it's only rock and roll...but i like it...i like it..yes i do!!! DOUBLE FAKE MICK!!!

wordkyle said...

1013 - Can you say troll?

I used to laugh at people who acted like you have been, but nowadays I just shake my head. What's with the vulgarity and bad grammar/typing?

Just so we're clear -- Conservatives stayed away from the polls in 2006, refusing to vote for Republicans who didn't keep their promises even if it meant letting the Democrats win.

Democrats won because they told Dem voters that they would end the Iraq war (because we were losing, if you believed Harry Reid.) How's that plan going? HEY! We're still in Iraq and we're winning! How much of that do you hear from the Obama campaign?

***

By the way, the NY Times profile of Rush talks about his $450,000 car and his new $50,000,000 private jet. It's amazing what

>>>> $400,000,000 <<<<

will buy these days.

Jarhead said...

10:13, I think you need a vacation before your blood pressure skyrockets and your heart explodes.

I hope you don't work at the USPS...

**Deep breaths**

Anonymous said...

In your 8:50 post Wordkyle, you made more sense than in another post you've submitted. Your sentence "all Republicans are not conservative" is absolutely truthful!

Do you think all Democrats are liberal?

Anonymous said...

WOW! it seem that only only thing you guys hate more than Rush is Grace Fellowship.

i started listening to Rush in 1989

i was releived to find him because he agreed with me, not the other way around.

i believe like Ronald Reagan, government is not the answer, government is the problem. Get out of our lives and we will produce.

Anonymous said...

10:57 what makes you think americans want to hear about rush limbaughs wealth and high lifestyle, it serves to remind folks about their own hardships and declining value of our meager savings, retirement $ etc..any thoughts on how this is happening right before our eyes? who is to blame mr mensa...

wordkyle said...

1124 - Not at all. But the Democrat leadership is very Liberal, and they drive the agenda. The Democrat party is too dependent on Liberal interest groups for its leaders to be anything else.

The last several Democrat candidates for President have been very Liberal. According to a study, Obama was the most Liberal member of the Senate in 2007, never breaking from the party line. What does that say about his desire for us to "unite?" For the general election he has to move to the center (because most Americans are not Liberal, but center/Right.) This means Obama will have to backtrack on some of his Liberal positions he advocated during the primaries. That reversal has already started.

One note: Liberals seem much more forgiving of Democrat politicians who renege on promises, or who change their position to win elections, than Conservatives are.

The Democrat party is so Liberal that when Joe Lieberman -- one of the most Liberal Democrats ever -- voted with Bush and Republicans on one issue (the Iraq war) they drove him out of the party.

I believe that several conservative Democrats were recruited to run for Congress in 2006 to unseat Republicans in conservative districts. They have absolutely zero impact on the Democrat platform or agenda.

I believe that JFK would have trouble recognizing today's Democrat party. If he were alive, that is.

Anonymous said...

12:05 the more you say the more ignorant you sound!

Anonymous said...

Amazing Wordkyle. Now, do the hard work, quit whatever you do and run for political office.

Dare ya.

wordkyle said...

1200 - Rush Limbaugh's money wouldn't even be on my radar if BG hadn't posted it and I hadn't been called out. But when I found out how much Rush Limbaugh's

>>>> $400,000,000 <<<<

irritated Liberals, how could I let that go?

As to depletion of our meager savings, blame the government for most of it. I believe in more take home pay (i.e., lower taxes.)

Which party do you think supports lowering taxes? Hint: It ain't Democrats. They want to take your stuff away from you.

Obama (from a speech in Oregon): "We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK..."

Hillary (from a speech in San Francisco): "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good"

Anonymous said...

12:40 you always seem very quick to name those whom you disagree with, could you please name those conservatives you do agree with(except rush)...

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - and now, let's hear some quotes from your conservative heros (particularly those you say you disagree with).
***********************************

Do you think a few conservatives just might be a bit jealous of Limbaugh's salary?

***********************************
And Barry does know how to bait us doesn't he? That is because BG is really talented with the language. He causes us to think. That is what a good writer does.

Anonymous said...

must be a long list....

Anonymous said...

hey dude where's the party? everytime i googoo partywise this site comes up. i keep readin about your party and his party, dem party and repub party, i think someone should start a turd party on this site...

wordkyle said...

1205 - Ouch. Example?

1238 - No way. Too many skeletons.

115 - Sure.
* Bush et al on tax cuts.
* Reagan and Fred Thompson on policy decisions based on principle.
* William Henry for his argument against mindless egalitarianism (but not much else.)
* Russell Kirk in the belief that all rights come with corresponding duties.
* Walter Scott in the belief that "good and far-seeing men might well look with alarm at changes whose far-reaching consequences cannot yet be estimated." (e.g., global warming alarmism)
* Disraeli and Newman, Roosevelt (Teddy, not FDR,) Burke, Calhoun, Randolph
* Coleridge in the belief in the importance of religion to society (as opposed to a "cold rationality, which of itself cannot satisfy human needs.")
* Nixon and McCarthy because they were right about Communism
* and finally I agree with Coulter and Buckley that Liberals always have to resort to lies and personal attacks in a debate.

Anyway, you get the gist.

Anonymous said...

Someone is rewriting history. Liberman wasn't thrown out of any party. His vote on the war caused him to lose his Democratic primary.

Ever the politician, ever in search of fame and power, he ran as an independent and they plus some cross voting republicans elected him.

He sides with the Democrates only because they offered him better committee assignments.

Now he is McCain's lapdog, following him around once again hope to shine in some one else's light.

Anonymous said...

Be careful how you describe winning in Iraq. Yes, violence is down, but why. Principally because we are bribing the Sunni not to shoot at us. What happens when the money runs out? What happens when someone else offers them more?

All of his will come to its artful end when Bush's cronies have negotiated all of the oil contracts they possibly can and their obscene profits are locked in for several more years.

We are just buying time (no oun intended)

Eventually the place will disentigrate into three distinct principalities, all with oil deals with Bush's cronies.

wordkyle said...

134 - Find new bait.

Anonymous said...

I think it is interesting that people spend so much enery defining other people.Ending in name calling. My views on immigration put me to the right of Atilla the Hun. My views on the government in our bedrooms put me the left of Jane Fonda. My views on the war cause me to have dual personalities..... Even my voting record is by no means consistent.

I don't think Wordkyle can anymore accurately define me than he can accurately define those who disagree with him. Call names yes. Define no.

Anonymous said...

that's just 1 live guy and ann coulter...that's it???

Anonymous said...

1:46 TURD PARTY that's funny !!

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry 2live guy's i thought fred died already..my bad..

wordkyle said...

209 - the Democratic party withdrew support for Lieberman after he voted with Bush, and supported his opponent. That's what I call "throwing out." My point was that he was the consumate Democrat up until then, but Democrat leadership tried to destroy him. The rest of your description of him I won't argue with.

229/234 - That's not all. It's representative.

220 - I'm not "defining" anyone. I define behavior of individuals, such as Liberals who have to lie about Rush Limbaugh (and others whom they oppose) to try to win a debate. If someone says "I find him boring, pompous and arrogant," that's fine. Why add untrue accusations?

Anonymous said...

please tell us you're not serious, ann coulter what a complete dingbat.. now we know why they call you wurdturd!!

wordkyle said...

305 - Ironically, you just validated Ann Coulter's point.

Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

2:20 - excellent, excellent point!!!

Anonymous said...

2:20, Excellent point. About as pointed as a bowling ball.

Anonymous said...

Hey Wordypile - your graphic is ugly. Do as your friend Jarlid did - change it to something just a bit more modern. Yours looks like some fetish with the roaring twenties.

wordkyle said...

552 - You're messing with the wrong people. You besmirch the Face of Dobbs, the Living God Who Walks the Planet in Huckster's Shoes. Hordes of slack-filled acolytes of Yeti descent will wreak havoc upon your world.

You'd better apologize, or I can't answer for the inevitable consequences.

gern blansten said...

Hey anon 5:52:
You make me laugh because you continue to prove wordkyle's point! You're obviously not smart enough to keep up with him in a debate, so you throw out little digs about him, his blog, etc.
I can only hope that you're not as irrelevant in your pathetic real life as you are on this blog. Bring something more to the table than elementary school insults - your ignorance is showing.

Anonymous said...

ok mr germ tell us, who are your ideal (living please) great conservative leaders?? please tell us...

Anonymous said...

7:19 -
Aren't you doing the exact same thing you accuse 5:52 of?

Anonymous said...

7:59 un hummm that's just what the f i thought...

Anonymous said...

Gern germ,

What's the big deal? - you sound like a schoolyard bully. If wordy is all that secure, he can stand on his own two feet.

Anonymous said...

germ and turdy are just typical bullies, they are big and bad until someone stands up to them..then they start stuttering and stammering like fools and then of course go back to their condescending bullshit that has no substance whatsoever!!

wordkyle said...

LOL You guys are funny. You're victims now? Am I too rough on all of you?

I think I stated my Conservative position pretty well.

Don't you just wish you could shut people like me up? Since you can't win the debate?

More people believe the Conservative principles I listed above than anything Liberals are selling.

Power to the people. If you can't handle the heat....too bad.

Anonymous said...

why are repubs losing all elections if so many people believe you???

Anonymous said...

Wordy, give us a huge researched debate on why Bush has such a dismal approval rating?

wordkyle said...

1142 - 1) I didn't say people believe me. I said they believe as I do.

2) Republicans are not losing "all" elections. Overstatement on your part.

3) Read my previous posts. I discuss Conservative principles. In recent years Republican politicians have become more like Liberal Democrats -- McCain's a good example -- because it's easier. It's easier because:

* The media is sympathetic to you if you're Liberal.
* You can say touchy-feely platitudes and sound "inspiring." (e.g., Obama)
* You can avoid having principles by which you are judged.
* You can exploit class envy. (How many times will Democrats talk about the "rich getting richer?")
* If a Conservative politician says anything at all about personal responsibility, he is destroyed in the media.
* Oh, and I almost forgot - Liberal Democrats are never shouted down by Conservative protesters. On the other hand, Liberals regularly use protests to shout down Conservative speakers - much like you guys try to do to Conservatives here.

Most Americans believe in most of the Conservative principles I listed in my earlier post. But they're busy working and trying to improve their lives; they don't have time to stage protests -- time which Liberals seem to have plenty of.

wordkyle said...

159 - Sure.

1) Bush disappointed Conservative voters because he has run the government as a Liberal Democrat (except for Iraq.) The spending is out of control.

2) Bush has refused to defend himself vigorously enough against the media's biased attacks and the constant outlandish claims of Liberal Democrats. In effect Bush has been shouted down. The bully pulpit was wasted.

3) There has been a seven-year assault on Bush by the media. Example: how many times has the word "recession" been used in the media? Hundreds? Thousands? Yet we are not in a recession.

(For those who don't do research: A recession has traditionally been defined as "two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth." America has not had a single quarter of negative growth since 2001. The word "recession" is easier for the media to use to describe economic problems -- and easier for Democrat politicians to use during a campaign.)

* Good news for America is not reported in the media. How much have we heard about the progress in Iraq? Not much, because good news for America is bad news for Democrats. So the media simply don't report the stories.

* The media now uses polls as "news." The entire process is misleading, because polls guide other polls. When people hear of a poll saying other people think the President is doing poorly, they tend to want to say the same thing.

As Mackay wrote, "[Men] go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one"

Anonymous said...

Yes, the media does rule the minds of non-thinking Americans for the most part. Hollywood (liberal) and Rush and cronies (conservative) attest to that.

I listened to a respected historian recently on CSPAN (about the only place trusted for the truth these days).....say that the success of Lincoln was his ability to connect with the people. Once Lincoln was told to cut the phrase, "sugar coated" from a speech. He refused, saying that the people would "understand" that phrase. Part of the success of this great President was his ability to understand the people whom he served.

The media and the polls have little to do with Bush's popularity or lack of. Americans are still capable of forming their own opinions, and Bush just doesn't connect to the ordinary American citizen - correction, he does connect to big oil.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - For some reason, economist define negative growth as less growth (by certain amount - I can't remember the exact amount) than the previous quarter & that has indeed been happening. So the media has that one right.

Plus, you add to that inflation in energy & food, and lots of people are feeling it. If you are not, I am glad for you. But I don't know anyone who is not feeling it. The stock market feels it; it had the worst June since the early days of the Great Depression.

Our economy is not good - that's not an overstatement by the media.

Anonymous said...

9:45 - great points, particularly your last sentence.

So many are just trying to survive in this bad economy. Denial is powerful - and really no different from living in a drug induced state.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

7:41 i've heard of herds of elephants going mad, but never heard a herd o donkies loosing it!!!

wordkyle said...

945 - Until this campaign season, "negative growth" was defined as a decline. The media report a growth in the GDP and simultaneously talk about a "recession." The word has been redefined so Democrats can say it over and over during the campaign.

I'm not saying the economy doesn't have problems. I'm saying that by the definition that's always been used it's incorrect to label it a recession.

941 - I vigorously disagree with your assertion that the "media and polls have little to do with Bush's popularity."

I believe that the majority of media have been decidedly pro-Liberal and pro-Democrat party in their coverage. Dan Rather's attempt to influence the 2004 election is the highest-profile instance. The media purport to be unbiased. Rush Limbaugh is open about his political bias.

As for polls, one director for CBS News said that polls "not only sample public opinion, they define it."

One report put it succinctly: "The publication of poll results in the media may have an agenda setting function and increase adherence to majority positions, i.e., produce a band-wagon effect."

wordkyle said...

Sorry. My previous link discussing the influence of polls on public opinion is here.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, most Americans don't have time to read polls, do extensive research, etc., because they are raising families and working like crazy to take care of them, while trying to understand the war, the health care system and high gasoline prices.

The most interesting conversation I heard today came from a ninety two year old woman. She said, "you know, that President is just arrogant". Then almost in the same breath she said, "I just don't like that Obama. He won't even salute the American flag"

As we celebrate this nation's birthday, it is truly a blessing to hear an older American express that kind of freedom......not political, just honest and independent thought.

Anonymous said...

thank you for trying to express how regular common folks feel..some people, no matter the true facts will attempt to defend the indefensible,they know that if they say they did this or that research, whether true or not, most folks will not present any argument. i believe more than anything else wordkyle just wants people to think he is a genius. well maybe he is and maybe he ain't..i know one thing fer sure he ain't offered nuttin dats gone hep us po foks!!

Anonymous said...

No wordkyle - Economics texts from decades ago define negative growth as smaller growth than the previouse quarter's growth. No body changed it just for this election season - you're paranoid.

And BTW - you act like the media makes the news - the reputable media only reports.

When you read the paper, watch TV news, read weekly newsmagazines, etc., & they are talking about the economy, they quote ECONOMISTS whose job is to study the economy; they don't report that ABC, for example, says we are in a recession; they report that this economic report, or this economic think tank, or this economist says......... whatever.

I know you will disagree- but like I said, you are paranoid. Not everything is a battle between political parties, some things just ARE. I know that is something you just can't imagine.

wordkyle said...

734 - I've offered plenty of advice for po' folk...don't elect Liberal Democrats who will increase taxes. (Did you po' folk know that Obama wants to add a new tax for all Americans to pay to the United Nations? Did you hear about that on the news? Google S2433 if you're interested.)

806 - I'd love to see your sources. Here ae some of mine:

Definitions of "recession"

"Many economists speak of recession when there has been a decline in the gross national product for two consecutive quarters." - Dictionary of Accounting Terms

"...defined by many economists as at least two consecutive quarters of decline in a country's Gross Domestic Product" - Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms

"a widely held definition says a recession occurs when real gross domestic product declines in two consecutive quarters" - Dictionary of Banking Terms

"officially declared after two consecutive quarters of reduced gross domestic product" - Dictionary of Real Estate Terms

"defined by many economists as at least two consecutive quarters of decline in a country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP)" - Dictionary of Business Terms

Nowhere in any source did I see "compared to previous month" I'll be happy to check your sources if you can provide them.

The media use the term "recession" as shorthand for a troubled economy.

And I think you misunderstand the meaning of the word "paranoia." At the very least you misdiagnosed it.

Why am I your topic now? Are the issues too indefensible for you?

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle, 7:34 hit the nail on the head about you.

wordkyle said...

632 et al - I'm amazed at how intimidated you guys are by someone who researches the subject. It doesn't take a genius to read. Maybe that's the reason you're Liberals.

You guys apparently want to discuss me now, and I'm a boring subject. If you can't stick to issues at least marginally related to BG's original post, then your comments quickly become boring also. If you're going to be a Liberal, at least be interesting.

Anonymous said...

Ol'Rush is behind. This from a google search shows Howard Stern getting a better deal 2 years ago. Probably because Howard is more accurate in his reporting that Rush. And a better show. Did I mention more entertaining than Rush and has more political knowledge than Rush. Or WordKyle either.

Anonymous said...

Certain Rush fans no doubt would love, maybe kill, to perform Oral Anal Cleansing on their favorite Biggot, Truth distorter and Blowhard, Rush. His millions can not even help him keep a woman. That is why he goes to those island countries that "anything goes" so he can satisfy his pervated Conservative Values on God only knows who/what/it armed with Viagra. Now BG, will this get past the "Big Blog Brother Censor" this time? I did not even mention _________. And you know those other non-making it to post regarding ____ and _____ were very true. Those ____-________ can ____ go straight to ____ and suck a lemon! Liberal folk are not "angered" nearly as much as "Suckered Folk" are Freeper happy.