Thursday, May 11, 2006

Time to pee in the cup
I try not to comment too often on the noise that comes out of O'Reilly, Coulter, and Limbaugh (the larger or the lesser). Usually, what they say is intended to provoke and, in rising to the bait, we merely confirm their delusions that their opinions matter. But, every so often, one of them says something so monumentally dangerous or stupid that it's impossible for me to ignore it. The war on Christmas is one of those things. This nonsense from the larger Limbaugh is another.
On the May 10 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Rush Limbaugh claimed that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's letter to President Bush contained "Democratic talking points," and "even some liberal Hollywood Jewish people talking point."
The letter covers a list of grievances that have made Bush deeply unpopular among Muslims: The Iraq war, the U.S. support for Israel, and the treatment of prisoners in Guantánamo Bay."

Once again, it's the Democratic talking points, other than Israel, and even there -- yeah, it's [anti-war activist] Cindy Sheehan talking -- it is, you're right. It's Cindy. It's even some liberal Hollywood Jewish people talking point.

Let's take a quick look at Ahmadinejad's record: Islamic fundamentalist, head of a Muslim Middle Eastern state, hates and fears corrupt Western culture, Holocaust denier. Of course he's going to go to liberal Hollywood Jews for his talking points. That makes perfect sense.

I thought one of terms of Rush's sweetheart plea bargain was that he stay off drugs for a year. If I was the DA, I'd have him in for a urine test after a claim like that.

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