Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Friday, January 10, 2003
Scoobie Davis has some discussion of the racism of hate radio talker Michael Savage. I was unfortunate enough to find out about Savage several years ago, due to the dubious taste of a car pool partner. I once tried to monitor his show and record his more disgusting comments, but it was simply impossible. Savage is such a stream of hate and filth that I really can't conceive of how anybody can listen to him. I eventually purchased a Walkman and headphones primarily to guarantee that I would no longer be subjected to his aural sewage. But before I picked the Walkman up, I heard enough on the show to be aware that Scoobie's references are comparably mild stuff. Here is some more of the wisdom of Michael Savage (anything not accompanied by a link is a statement I actually heard while listening to the show):
Of course we know that the Republican Party and the Conservative movement despise this type of bigotry and no self-respecting mainstream Republican or conservative activist would agree to appear on an extremist show like this. Here are some of the guests Savage has had in the past few years, from the list on his web site: Steve Allen, Bob Barr, Ward Connerly, Jerry Fallwell, Newt Gingrich, John McCain, Bill O'Reilly, Camille Paglia, Edward Teller, Jeffrey Toobin, Caspar Weinberger. Guests scheduled to appear within the next month include Roger Clegg (NRO Contributing Editor), R. Emmett Tyrrell, Rich Galen, Michelle Malkin, Linda Chavez, David Frum, and Phyllis Schlafly.