I know there is a lot I could be writing about tonight. The O man rolled out some of the O team which included a certain former first lady. The frat boy gave an interview to Charlie Gibson, and finally showed some remorse for his eight years of hell. And the folks in India are so pissed at the Pakistanis that any day now we could have a full blown nuclear dust up on our hands.
But I can't blog about any of those things; because, quite frankly, I am just not in much of a writing mood. And you can thank some poor soul who decided to check out early from this journey we call life for my current state of mind. Sometimes timing can be everything. If this guy had decided to jump a couple of hours earlier, Mrs. Field might have been writing you a final farewell post for the kid, and thanking you for keeping him going all these years.
Anyway, I found something cut and paste worthy while reading the Metro today. And since "Bush Derangement Syndrome" is about to turn into Obama Derangement Syndrome, I thought I would share:
Clark DeLeon - firstname.lastname@example.org
"I listen to right-wing talk radio on The Big Talker, WPHT-AM, for the same reason some guys watch porn. I know I'm not going to see/hear anything that I haven't seen/heard before, I know that the plot is pathetically predictable and that the dialogue between caller and host is as wooden and insincere as a woman feigning surprise upon answering the doorbell to discover the pizza delivery man. But I listen anyway because as depressing as it is, there is a certain reassuring inevitability shared by hardcore porn and right-wing talk radio.
The difference is that Limbaugh, the highest rated radio talk show, and Hannity, the second highest rated, pretend that they're bishops rather than porn stars. During their three-hour daily services call-in conservative supplicants seek their blessing - "You're a great American" - while both ministers in full vestments proceed to have unprotected sex with the notion of the viability of a two-party body politic. Their America is divided between true believers and scam artists, hard-working folks and elitists, those who are committed to traditional values and those who are manipulated by Socialist apparatchiks. It's a hoot. And I thank God I live in a country that can allow these two windbags to be the most popular voices on radio, while also being the same country that told the two of them to stuff it by electing a foreign-raised black man with a white mother as president of the United States.
I honestly believe that if minutes after he was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama ascended physically into heaven, both Limbaugh and Hannity would report that this is proof that Obama is 'just like Muhammad.' It reminds me of something the late great Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo once said about how he couldn't do anything right according to the liberal media. "I was standing next to Cardinal Krol one time on Penn's Landing when the wind knocked his hat into the Delaware River. So I climbed down, walked across the water and retrieved the Cardinal's hat," Rizzo joked. "And you know what the headline on the next day's Inquirer said?" 'RIZZO CAN'T SWIM.' "
At some point today, while reading Mr. DeLeon's article (god forgive me), I actually wished that Rush and Sean had made that jump.