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You are obviously an idiot--why not just let the adults have a conversation without your insulting commentary? Your "fact" is nonsense. Grow up! Think!
Please, Mr. Right Wing Toady, please, please don't hurt me!
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Why would anyone listen to politically slanted talk radio anyway? To reinforce or form personal opinions, or to promote divisiveness? Good god -- reject the hatred and getta life. Thank you for your support.
I think you missed my post that in many large cities we are forced to. In Houston, we need traffic reports and weather reports, like right this instant, and the only place to get them is on the AM dial. For a while, we had station 740, which did nothing but broadcast that information, but now even they have sandwiched this information between the screamings of a local fascist, one I would love to meet in a bar and have him repeat the word "Al-Quedacrat". The alternative station at drive time has Michael Savage, who is a blatant fascist who seems to become daily more unhinged, screaming at us. At lunch hour, it is a choice between WhataRush and Vanity. In the mornings, its that whining bitch Laura Ingram, or a local nut named Pat Gray, who is a snide asshole supreme. It is easy to mistake any of this for news or fact. I agree with the nasty Mr. Gnomo, the totality of the coverage makes one suspect.



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I think you missed my post that in many large cities we are forced to. In Houston, we need traffic reports and weather reports, like right this instant, and the only place to get them is on the AM dial. For a while, we had station 740, which did nothing but broadcast that information, but now even they have sandwiched this information between the screamings of a local fascist, one I would love to meet in a bar and have him repeat the word "Al-Quedacrat". The alternative station at drive time has Michael Savage, who is a blatant fascist who seems to become daily more unhinged, screaming at us. At lunch hour, it is a choice between WhataRush and Vanity. In the mornings, its that whining bitch Laura Ingram, or a local nut named Pat Gray, who is a snide asshole supreme. It is easy to mistake any of this for news or fact. I agree with the nasty Mr. Gnomo, the totality of the coverage makes one suspect.
You need to talk to your local radio stations. During peak traffic hours pretty much every station (AM or FM) in NJ has weather and traffic every 5-10 minutes.

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Reminds me of a story a friend of mine told me years ago when he lived in Binghampton, NY. Seems the local citizenry was all upset and calling the talk shows to complain that the local cable TV supplier had mixed up some signals, and in the words of the good people of Binghampton, " We were FORCED to watch that pornography channel for SIX hours!"
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I think you missed my post that in many large cities we are forced to. In Houston, we need traffic reports and weather reports, like right this instant, and the only place to get them is on the AM dial. For a while, we had station 740, which did nothing but broadcast that information, but now even they have sandwiched this information between the screamings of a local fascist, one I would love to meet in a bar and have him repeat the word "Al-Quedacrat". The alternative station at drive time has Michael Savage, who is a blatant fascist who seems to become daily more unhinged, screaming at us. At lunch hour, it is a choice between WhataRush and Vanity. In the mornings, its that whining bitch Laura Ingram, or a local nut named Pat Gray, who is a snide asshole supreme. It is easy to mistake any of this for news or fact. I agree with the nasty Mr. Gnomo, the totality of the coverage makes one suspect.
You need to talk to your local radio stations. During peak traffic hours pretty much every station (AM or FM) in NJ has weather and traffic every 5-10 minutes.
Golly, I'd hate to be forced to listen radio. Texas still have market enforcers? I remember when LBJ ran Austin. Had one TV station. Guess who owned it?

Get XM. You don't have to listen to anything except what you want to hear.

They even have news programs for folks who just can't say no.
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How doltish moronism spreads! Even the rad lib kvining is cajoled by the argument to place one's head in the sand and "listen to something else". How the powers that control the Republican Party hope you will do so. By placing one's head up another's posterior in this fashion, one will be blind to the fact that the problem is not whether one "listens to them" or not, it is that they have amassed tremendous political power - power financed by corporations, an activity that is supposed to be illegal. My moronic friends, haven't you seen what the corporations have done to the legislative process by expanding "lobbying" into a phrase that means "corporate theft of the will of the people"? That was accomplished by placing one's head in one's anus as well, and now you wish to do the same to the electoral process. When, O when, will anyone come to understand?
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gnomo,
you continue to see only half the problem. Certainly corporations have too much influence in political matters. But so do trade unions and other fronts fro the left.
The problem is NOT the power of the corporations, or the trade unions, or any other lobby group. The problem is the centralisation of power in the federal government. That central power is what attracts all the lobbyist groups whether from the left or the right. If we were to decentralize and let power revert to the states, there would be less interest in coruuption in DC because there would be less benefit. The corruption would have to be spread to all the state capitols. Not less corruption, just less concentration of it.
I still support your right to express yourself, in spite of the fact that it is often mere scatelogical idiocy.
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gnomo,
you continue to see only half the problem. Certainly corporations have too much influence in political matters. But so do trade unions and other fronts fro the left.
The problem is NOT the power of the corporations, or the trade unions, or any other lobby group. The problem is the centralisation of power in the federal government. That central power is what attracts all the lobbyist groups whether from the left or the right. If we were to decentralize and let power revert to the states, there would be less interest in coruuption in DC because there would be less benefit. The corruption would have to be spread to all the state capitols. Not less corruption, just less concentration of it.
I still support your right to express yourself, in spite of the fact that it is often mere scatelogical idiocy.
I agree for the most part: However, I find it amusing that the pro right backers now feel it necessary to belittle the thinking capability of the left wingers. Nice. That would be a good defense tactic. Nail the issue shut (right wingers are typically stereotyped as self serving, religious, simpletons) before it becomes a legitimate defense. Genius! Rove would approve!
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Shane,
I hope you were not referring to me as one who belittles the intellectual power of people who disagree with me! Any belittling I have done is aimed squarely at that scatelogical-minded-- gnomo.
Its not his ideas I find so repugnant; its his immediate response to be juvenille that disturbs me. When he posts reasonable arguments, he can appear to be intelligent, and those comments are welcome. But he is incapable of carrying on that charade for long and the ill-mannered, ignorant child asserts himself.

Hell, I even admire some of KV's posts--
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Shane,
I hope you were not referring to me as one who belittles the intellectual power of people who disagree with me! Any belittling I have done is aimed squarely at that scatelogical-minded-- gnomo.
Its not his ideas I find so repugnant; its his immediate response to be juvenille that disturbs me. When he posts reasonable arguments, he can appear to be intelligent, and those comments are welcome. But he is incapable of carrying on that charade for long and the ill-mannered, ignorant child asserts himself.

Hell, I even admire some of KV's posts--
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