A London rioter told a reporter that looters were “showing the rich we can do what we want.”
Rush Limbaugh played the audio and remarked: “We already have near race riots at the Wisconsin State Fair in a state where that kind of thing is not known for. I’m telling you. These are the equivalent of Obama voters in the United States, people you just heard here on the BBC” (FREE audio).
Limbaugh mocked one of his favorite targets, MSNBC’s newest host, Al Sharpton. When a broken teleprompter left the “reverend” trying, and failing, to speak articulately, Limbaugh had a field day (FREE audio).
“Now, we as you know, ladies and gentlemen, I – speaking personally – have a great love and affection for the broadcast business,” Limbaugh said. “I want everybody who enters it to represent it well. I want everybody who is in broadcasting to be a credit to the industry. I don’t want it to have a poor reputation. That’s why I cringe when people with no experience are given jobs.”
“There’s no England anymore.”
That refrain from a song by The Kinks is one Michael Savage has played on his show in the past, but never was it more appropriate than this week. As London burned for the third day in a row, Savage called the rioters “vermin” and condemned them along with the authorities whose suicidal social policies led directly to the current catastrophe (FREE audio):
Savage called it “one of the saddest days in American history” when 21 members of the elite Navy Seal Team 6 were killed after their helicopter was shot down by the Taliban. He blamed the Defense Department for putting these heroes in harm’s way and blasted Obama for not even asking Americans to observe a moment of silence to morn the loss (FREE audio).
Guest host Larry Elder sat in for Sean Hannity on Monday and talked about the real cause of America’s debt crisis.
“The problem with this country,” Elder told listeners, “is that this country has three forms of entitlement programs, and they are all on automatic pilot: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Even Bill Clinton, right before he was impeached, was about ready to propose privatizing Social Security, and they would have gone along with it. It isn’t that nobody cares about old people, but any commodity, whether its eggs or health care, if you want to make it more accessible, and cheaper, to the widest number of people possible – prices, private sector, competition and capitalism are the best ways of dealing with this” (FREE audio).
When he returned to the mic, Hannity took up the theme, saying: “This is the most predictable economic crisis that we have ever had in our history. If you doubt it, look what is happening in London. London serves as a great warning to us. If we continue to follow this ‘nanny, caretaker, womb-to-the-tomb’ socialist society path – this is what our future is if you can’t afford to pay for it all. This is what’s coming to the country” (FREE audio).
It was a “meeting of the Marks” as Levin welcomed author Mark Steyn on the program for a lengthy and invigorating talk about his eagerly awaited new book, “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.” Levin recommended the book wholeheartedly, and told his guest, “We have to talk more often!” (FREE audio).
Later in the week, Levin endorsed Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock for Senate against longtime incumbent Richard Lugar, and explained why (FREE audio).
Mark Steyn joined Laura to talk about his new book “After America,” which is already a bestseller (FREE audio).
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter received national attention this week for his sermon condemning violent African-American youth. He was Laura’s guest, talking about what inspired this African-American mayor to speak out.
On a similar topic, Britain’s most controversial teacher, Katharine Birbalsingh, offered her no-nonsense first-hand account of life in London’s riot-plagued low-income areas.
Also this week, “the godfather of the Tea Party,” financial expert Rick Santelli, gave Laura and her listener a candid assessment of the U.S. economy (FREE audio).
Did he or didn’t he? Glenn Beck and his on-air crew had considerable (somewhat tasteless) fun at Rep. Barney Frank’s expense, when the veteran lawmaker apparently passed gas on live TV (FREE web cam).
Not surprisingly, a quick search of Amazon.com reveals that the prolific Beck has some new books coming out in the next 12 months. Titles include “The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson,” “I Am George Washington” and the Christmas fable, “The Snow Angel.”
And now, from the left side of the dial
Al Sharpton can’t seem to catch a break.
First, Rush Limbaugh mercilessly mocked Sharpton’s teleprompter malfunction. Now, Sharpton’s own radio listeners are turning against him.
One caller asked Sharpton if he was planning on paying his back taxes.
“It’s more than clear that he owes the IRS a bundle,” noted Radio Equalizer’s Brian Maloney (FREE audio).
Sharpton and one of his “expert” guests also proclaimed on the air that the economy wasn’t really in such bad shape!
However, Sharpton’s “expert” got the U.S. debt-to-GDP numbers wrong: It isn’t 1.6 percent, but an astonishing 102.63 percent!
Oh well, close enough for Al Sharpton. He’s obviously not very good with money anyhow.