I do agree with Jersey that it is tiresome to see an Ivy League alum like Bill O'Reilly try to act like an anti-intellectual working class mug living in a two-bedroom bungalow on the south side. Like Jersey, I don't know any working class multimillionaires.
Conservativesonfire had a trenchant comment on intellectuals:
Intellectuals should be locked in rooms and only allowed to pass their written ideas under the doors. Smart people with good common sense would then read and discard most of them while implementing the good ideas far better than the intellectual ever could.I would be more charitable and put them on an island paradise somewhere out of harm's way where they couldn't screw up society by trying to run it.
Here's a quote on women from FreeThinke:
There's a powerful charm -- and a great deal of quiet power -- inherent in old fashioned ladylike behavior. I regret its passing. Women don't have to take on the worst characteristic of male behavior in order to compete successfully with males.A quote like that could only have come from a wise gentleman with more than a few years behind him...
Rush is Right
I rarely have the opportunity to listen to the radio at the jobsite, but I really, really like Rush Limbaugh, most of all because he lives in the left's head rent-free 24/7. They pay more attention to him than tea partiers do. Rush is also right. He's got talk radio down to a science. My only complaint is that he is so good as to be mechanistic, and he doesn't debate liberal callers well. But you can't have it all. The only reason I don't mention him very often is because it invites the inevitable stoopid leftwing ding-dong comments about getting my talking points from Rush.
Here's what FreeThinke thinks of Rush:
You can practically hear the twinkle in his eye as he speaks. Of course he only appeals to truly bright people.Still, Michael Savage is my favorite...
Rush functions like an Intelligence Test. If you don't like him, you're either a dodo or a Marxist.
Rush is the prime mover in the Conservative Radio Talk Show phenomenon. He got there first, has the strongest, most charismatic personality, and the most facile wit. And he's proved himself to be incredibly durable. He's withstood the test of time. If it weren't for Rush there would be no such thing as Conservative Talk Radio.
Of course naturally I love him, because I write all his material, and he delivers my lines perfectly -- just as though he were making it up on his own. He and I have had a great partnership going for a very long time. I SO enjoy being the silent, unseen, unknown guiding genius behind the scenes.
And just who am I? The Great No-Longer-Silent Majority that's who I am.
Popping a beer in the evening and listening to Michael Savage on internet radio is like inviting an interesting old raconteur uncle into my home. I like Rush, but I love Doc Savage. He talks about nutrition, music and anything under the sun, and he unleashes some righteous angry rants. He's a conservative who hates the GOP establishment, and an unreligious man who extolls the wonders of God and reads the Bible. Last night he had a friendly conversation with uber progressive former NY Governor David Paterson.
Savage has a lot of wisdom behind him and he's full of common sense. Pictures are now out of boxing great Oscar de la Hoya wearing women's undergarments. He paid millions to keep them hidden lest they damage his macho image, but somehow they got out anyway. Now he is engaging in long confessions as part of his rehab from drug and alcohol addiction. His wife, God bless her, is staying by his side.
Uncle Mike's take? He admires de la Hoya, and he said he should not have let anyone blackmail him. If anyone tried to make fun of him over the pictures he should have said, "Oh yeah? Get in the ring with me. I'll beat your ass while wearing pantyhose!" That's wisdom and common sense.
FreeThinke again puts in words what I am thinking:
The only other talk show host worth his salt is Michael Savage. He really tells it like it is, and pulls no punches. Of course he's an awful braggart, and unlike Rush he means it, but he's an honest, authentic Noo Yawk type -- like a lot of the men I grew up around -- so his crassness and utter lack of diplomacy and finesse don't bother me a bit. In fact it's refreshing.I try to listen to liberal talk radio but I just can't stomach it. Randy Rhodes is a hateful shrike, the Molloy guy sounds terminally depressed, and the rest of them are so unremarkable I can't even remember any names. Thom Hartmann is about the only liberal talker I like, and I highly recommend his book, The Edison Gene.
Who are your favorite talkers?