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King of Mean
Excellence in Bile
He starts each day with a swine-call:
His microphone bridles with the spit of his angry rants:
Obama is a Jack-Ass, now take that bone out of your nose and call me later
His audience is full with the bitterness of Talent on Loan from God:
Preaching his vile demagoguery from on High
Hear Me! He bellows, as his country drowns under the weight of his words:
This beautiful country, once proud and strong
Has hit rock-bottom with the slow drag of Money-For-Hire:
Patriotism shifting with the Wind
Allegiance knowing only profit
And the public Good taking a back seat to back-rooms and back-alley Deals of the Monied Class
Suuueeeee, he cries for another day:
While the slow grinding poverty consumes them like the Jackal eating his fatted calf
Hear me, he Roars, I am woman under my feet:
Childless, joyless, unable to breathe
Suffocating with the decadence of Ages
Nice commentary on Rush
"Corporate consolidation.Since the passage of the lamentable Telecommunications Act of 1996, corporations have been buying up radio stations in market after market, transforming what was once a strictly local affair into a bottom-line-obsessed business."
Check out the rainbow coalition of journalists questioning the White House about diversity yesterday twitter.yfrog.com/ke637th...
John Trudell - Mining our Minds For The Machine
Can't Handle the Truth
Fox And Limbaugh Lash Out At Obama For Highlighting Their Sway Over The GOP
Cable news has created an entirely new breed of blowhards -- and the style has infected banking and even the arts.http://www.alternet.org/media/how-fox-news-created-new-culture-idiots **************
Blast From the Past
So glad I remembered this book!
From Publishers Weekly
"Franken, a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live and in feature films, does to Limbaugh what the conservative talk-show host has been doing to Democratic politicians for years. Using admitted half-truths and out-of-context quotes, he skewers Rush & Friends as no liberal has done in years. Franken does a retrospective of Limbaugh's life from when he "fed off the largesse of the government in the form of unemployment insurance"; how he failed to register to vote until he was 35; how he used two airline coach seats to fit his opulent hind-quarters; and how he got a 4-F deferment because of a pilonidal cyst. There are two hilarious sketches: "My 'Conversation' with Rush Limbaugh" uses out-of-context quotes to corner Rush in much the same way that Limbaugh once had a "conversation" with Hillary Clinton; and "Operation Chickenhawk," with Ollie North leading Vietnam draft-dodgers Limbaugh, Quayle, Buchanan, George Will and Clarence Thomas to their demises in Asian rice paddies."