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Well, it looks like Turdblossom isn't too good at doing right wing radio during his stint filling in for Rush Limbaugh, but that wasn't going to stop Bill O'Reilly from goading him that he should have gotten more money for his three hour appearance for which he was paid $1,650 to sub for Limbaugh for three hours. That means they were paying him the pittance of $550 an hour for his time. Who knew substitute propaganda paid so much?
I'm not sure where Bill got his numbers from on Limbaugh's salary, but if they're right the $550 an hour they paid Rove was a pittance in comparison. Isn't it wonderful that these millionaires are pretending to speak for every day Americans and what we're going through? I'm just not quite sure how Rove is going to get by with only making as much in a couple of hours as most families make in a week. I guess he'll manage somehow. In the mean time he can cry about how underpaid he was for his time along with Bill-O on ClusterFox.
Ed Schultz whacked him for how terrible of a job he did filling in for the Drugster as he likes to call Limbaugh. It's too bad more Americans can't make Rove's "princely sum" for their time as well. I guess if the rest of us just figured out how to latch onto that gravy train that's called right wing radio all the problems with our economy would be solved. We can all be rich and no one will ever have to actually work for a living any more and we can all earn our living like Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove shoveling the latest bullshit to anyone who's willing to listen.
Transcript from Ed's show below the fold.
Better than radio. Cheaper than therapy.
"One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived."
-- Niccolo Machiavelli
“The reasons the Tea Parties were formed was
so Republicans wouldn’t have to face up to their shame.”
-- Blue Gal
Ain't that the truth. I call it turd polishing. Here's this week's podcast. Enjoy!
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Glenn Beck wins Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons segment for this over the top rhetoric on his radio show summed up here by Jason Easley at Politicususa -- Glenn Beck Loses it and Claims to be Carrying out God’s Plan:
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck finally seems to have gone off the cliff as he not only claimed that God has given him a plan, but also he is carrying out God’s will and anger. Beck told his listeners that they it is God’s will that they get behind him and follow him. He said, “When we were starting the TV show there are things that I did that I wouldn’t do now because I had to be more of an entertainer.”
Beck asked, “Are you here to relax and be entertained, or are you here, will you pick up the mantle left to you by the Founders to a guardian of man’s freedom? Will you do it, because your children will ask you what did you do? I believe your God will ask you what did you do?…God is giving a plan I think to me that is not really a plan…The problem is that I think the plan that the Lord would have us follow is hard for people to understand…Because of my track record with you who have been here for a long time. Because of my track record with you, I beg of you to help me get this message out, and I beg of you to pray for clarity on my part.
...Beck then disavowed his status as an entertainer, “When we were, and I’ve never told this story before, when we were starting the TV show, there were things that I did that I wouldn’t do now because I had to be more of an entertainer to get people to go what is this show at five o’clock? I never said anything I didn’t believe, but I may have said things in an entertaining fashion.” Beck also claimed that God led him to attack Van Jones.
Beck is correct. He is no longer an entertainer. Instead he is morphing into a political cult leader who is intent on overthrowing our government in the name of the Founding Fathers. In typical cult leader fashion Beck starts out by claiming that although he is not God, he is doing God’s will, which is why people should follow him. Beck believes that the Founding Fathers were guided by God, but it is too bad that the Founding Fathers didn’t believe that they were being guided by God.
...Beck’s goal is to do away with the separation of church and state. He appears to want nothing less than a Christian theocracy governing the United States. He has been amping up his statements for months, and this is why it is foolish for the left to simply dismiss Beck as an entertainer. He has other goals, lots of other goals, and every single one of them is bad for democracy and America. Read on...
Couldn't agree more. The man is dangerous. Go read the entire post for all of Beck's insanity.
Keith's runners up were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- NJ gov's office payroll goes up under Christie
and Contemporary Family Services -- Maryland Foster Agency Won’t Allow Muslim Mother To Foster A Child.
If you live in LA then please join me and a host of bloggers to hear David Neiwert talk about his explosive new book (and a timely one I might add) The Eliminationists: How The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right.
There are rare moments in time when an author is in sync with the political surroundings that in habits our culture, but Neiwert is right on the mark.
There times when a writer publishes a book at exactly the right moment and this is one of them. With violent mainstream rhetoric hitting peaks we haven't seen in nearly 40 years, the village is struggling to comprehend where it's all coming from and what it means. They haven't been paying attention. And because of that there are many people out in the country who are shocked by it too.
Here's the info:
Date: Tuesday, September 1st
Time: There will be a reception at 6 pm. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.
Note: Please be aware that they are filming this event so the studio door will be shut at 6:30 pm sharp.
Location: 10536 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Please enter through the gate behind the building.
RSVP: Please RSVP by emailing ewagner-at -bravenewfoundation.org
Seating is very limited, so we will be taking a small number of RSVPs.
Parking: There is free parking on the streets on either side of our building.
Please do not park in the parking spots behind the building as they are reserved.
Well worth a half hour or so of your time if you've got it to spend.
I'll be hosting it and leading the Q&A section so be there or be square.
Dave N.: A brief promotional plug. I'll be in California this week, putting in an invitational appearance at Brave New Films in Culver City on Tuesday. I'll also be in the Bay Area on Thursday, Sept. 3, speaking at 7:30 p.m. at Books Inc. in Mountain View. If you live in the area, hope to see you there.
Sam Seder filling in for Cenk Uygur on The Young Turks takes a call from a conservative who resents paying for health care for his fellow citizens, but doesn't mind paying for the Iraq War. Why in the hell is this man not on the radio every day of the week?
John Fund at Americans for Prosperity's Right Online Conference cites Nate Silver's predictions for 2010, and the possibility of the Democrats losing 20-50 seats in the House. Nate talked about this with Ron Reagan Jr. on his radio show the other day and wrote about it at his blog Likely Voters and Unlikely Scenarios where he qualifies his predictions with this:
Is it possible that the electorate which is voting in November 2010 will be so down on the Democrats that they trust Republicans more on issues like these? Sure, it is possible -- if the enthusiasm gap is wide enough, if Obama's approval is low enough, if the health care debate has been bungled enough, and if the economy is still hemorrhaging jobs. But I'd consider it something of a worst-case scenario. That's probably the best way to regard these Rasmussen polls for the time being.
So maybe not quite as doom and gloom as Fund is making it out to be. As for the rest of his nonsense, well that's another matter. Fund goes on to claim that the Democrats' problem is they don't know how to govern as moderates. Heh. That's rich. Yeah, here we are again as Fund says, but not because the Democrats are governing from the left, but because they're governing as triangulating corporate "centrists".
From Go Left TV:
The collapse of mainstream media didn't happen overnight. It was the effort of years and years of work by the GOP, which culminated in the 1980's when Ronald Reagan repealed the Fairness Doctrine and loosened media ownership rules. As Mike Papantonio of Air America's Ring of Fire explains, this paved the way for media consolidation and the decline of the American press.