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Animal lover and pet owner Michael Savage can’t believe that all the Democrats want to talk about is how Mitt Romney allegedly treated a family dog nearly 30 years ago (FREE audio).
“Let’s hear about other damage being done to the country,” Savage implored, “rather than an old story about a dog on the roof. But this is an example of the country we’re living in.”
“It is with a mixture of caution and fascination that one reviews a book by Michael Savage,” said Wes Vernon of Renew America, in his look at Savage’s latest non-fiction bestseller “Trickle Down Tyranny,” which he calls “a de facto detailed indictment of the creeping takeover of America.”
Vernon concludes that, while he isn’t necessarily a fan of Savage’s radio show, he has to admit that “Trickle Down Tyranny” “makes a cogent and complete case for the urgency of limiting Barack Obama to one term in the White House lest 2012 turns out to be our last chance to decide who occupies that highest office in the land. And that comment is not hyperbole. It qualifies as a ‘clear and present danger.’”
Feminists have failed once again in their ongoing campaign to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. In March, women’s groups launched a plan to drive Limbaugh’s advertisers away his program; however, all the “negative” publicity turned out to be a boon to Rush.
Limbaugh’s ratings actually went up during the latest controversy, making him more attractive to future sponsors than ever. This week he informed listeners that “the numbers were in for March” and his ratings were “through the roof. Skyrocketing. All kinds of new people here.”
Not long ago, scientist James Lovelock was lauded by TIME magazine as a “hero of the environment” for cooking up the pagan notion of planet Earth as “Gaia.” Limbaugh was thrilled to learn that Lovelock has recanted his own “alarmist” views about “global warming.
“It was all a ruse,” Limbaugh said.
Lovelock’s admission is further evidence that Rush was right all along about “global warming” being a hoax (FREE audio).
The recipient of this year’s Talkers Magazine “Lifetime Achievement Award” is Barry Farber. The talk radio pioneer started out in 1960 at New York’s WINS, and helped create the talk radio format that is now the industry standard. This award from his peers recognizes Farber’s contribution to broadcasting and is one of the most prestigious honors the industry can bestow.
From the tea party to “Beltway” cocktail party denizens: Why are American conservatives so divided? Aaron Klein suggests that “the right” can learn a lot from the united manner in which progressives tend to operate.
Klein also looks at the claim that oversight of the oceans may be ceded to the United Nations; rumors of that riots will mar the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago; and explains how specially trained dogs are improving and even saving the lives of returning soldiers (FREE audio).
“When I listen to Obama, he sounds like a weirdo.”
That was Mark Levin’s blunt reaction to the President’s speech to college students about the burden of student debt (FREE audio).
Levin also scolded establishment conservative pundits for “trying to rewrite history” when they claim that putting Sarah Palin on the 2008 ticket lost the election for John McCain. Levin countered that McCain actually received many votes precisely because she was his vice presidential pick (FREE audio).
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., came on to declare that the derailed Keystone XL Pipeline may be back on track. McConnell told Laura that many Democrats back the pipeline, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., won’t let the legislation come to the Senate floor.
Mid-week, Ingraham’s “Caller of the Day” slammed Democrats and progressive activists for fighting against voter identification. Caller “Mark” opined that Democrats must think minority citizens are stupid, since liberals are trying to make getting a driver’s license sound like an almost impossible task (FREE audio).
If it seems that the media isn’t paying much attention to Glenn Beck than they did a few years ago, there’s a simple reason for that. As Paul Waldman explained in The American Prospect, Beck’s move from Fox News to his subscription-based Internet platform GBTV has actually increased the pundit’s number of viewers, “but because the people who do things like edit magazines don’t listen to Beck’s radio show, and they haven’t subscribed to his Internet TV channel,” they’ve been ignoring their favorite whipping boy.
This doesn’t make a lot of sense. Beck’s widely syndicated radio show is free; listening to it would take no more effort than watching him on television once did. Then again, The American Prospect leans to the left, so expecting its conclusions to withstand scrutiny may be expecting too much.
And now, from the left side of the dial …
Americans are forever being scolded by progressives that homosexuality is natural and even laudable, which makes it even more confusing when these same progressives wield accusations of homosexuality as the most devastating insult they can think of.
“Did you know that the Republican Party’s campaign front-runners are always gay?” asked Brian Maloney sarcastically.
Sure enough, broadcaster Randi Rhodes “joked” this week that Mitt Romney and possible vice presidential candidate gave off a “very homoerotic” vibe, just like the “thing that Quayle and Bush senior had going there.”
If nothing else, Rhodes’ observations reveal a great deal about the typical liberal’s warped sensibilities and obsessions.