Monday, December 18, 2006

Behind Enemy Lines

I'm behind enemy lines now. Florida. Although JEB Bush is on his way out as governor it's still Bush-Cheney country. I spent the day driving around in a large SUV blending in quite nicely. If I had a Bush-Cheney bumper sticker on my car you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between me and the locals. Maybe my lack of a Confederate flag where the front license plate should be would give me away. In the local CVS there was more shelf space to adult diapers than baby diapers. Without satellite radio I am subjected to Rush Limbaugh on four separate AM stations. Listening to him for more than five minutes is like staring directly into the sun - it will burn your brain. I caught some listener asking if on 9/11 had the U.S. Capitol been hit would we the country be subjected to "Nancy Pelosi and her ilk" today. "Great question," the drug addict, three-time divorced, viagra-toting vacationer to the Dominican Republic answered. El Drug-bo went on to say that the Democrats want 9/11 to vanish from the nation's memory and work to wipe away 9/11 from politics. Had the U.S. Capitol been hit, says the little fat man, the Democrats couldn't possibly erase 9/11 from the nation's discourse like Pelosi and the others try to do. So yes he muses, if the White House or U.S. Capitol had been hit The Democrats and Pelosi probably wouldn't be in power now. Hmmmmm. Does that mean Rush "to get Oxycontin" Limbaugh is really saying he wishes the White House or U.S. Capitol had been hit in 9/11 so that the Republicans could have used the attacks (even more cravenly than they have) to stay in power? Yes and yes it's all insane but that's what he and his listeners are. Thank god I had to duck into a Super Wal-Mart and turn off the radio.

More reports from "real America' as they happen.


Blogger d.K. said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: kudos to you for having the stomach to listen to Rush L. for even four minutes. I know to be better informed of the ill-informed, I should watch Fox News, Bill O'Reilly, and listen to Rush and that blonde bile-spewing bulimic bimbo whose name escapes me now; but I simply cannot do it. I read second-hand accounts of their bizarre world view, like in your post today, but don't have the physical constitution to face the idiocy directly. Keep it up, and then try to keep it down afterwards...

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Blogger Crankyboy said...

It's like listening to the bizarro world of political discourse. It always amazes me how the spin goes with the rabid right. To turn rush on an within 30 seconds hear him talk about how the Democrats want to forget 9/11 tells you all you need to know. I watched a review of the best special comments by Keith Olbermann last night and one was about Bush who gave speeches before the November election about how Democrats wanted to wait to wait to get hit again and how they didn't want to listen into to terrorists phone calls and how they wanted to give more rights to terrorists than victims. It was a disgusting and ugly display. It was a president of the United States calling Democrats, critics and people who oppose his policies traitors. This is what the right does. This is what they always do. This is who they are. They will do to America what the "evildoers" can never do - tear it apart, divide it, pit citizen against citizen and eliminate Constitution freedoms because it can be used against political opponents and create fear to motivate voters to keep those is power. It is a greater threat than anything the cave-dwellers could dream up. And decades from now, just like with the McCarthy (Joe not Charlie) era we will look back and ask how could people do that in America? I hope we have the freedom to at least ask that years from now.

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