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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Spector Is Haunting Congress...

When libertarians (like myself) used to bitch that the Group of Old People had no room in the tent for us, the response was, "Sure we do; we have Arlen Spector."

Now - tell me again why the Stupid Party should get one whit of my support...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Credit, Where It's Due, Dept.

Kudos to Nashville radio for rising to the occasion following the Murfreesboro tornado this week. (Much as the Fargo stations did with the recent spring flooding.)

In times of crisis, there's still nothing like terrestrial radio for delivering life-saving information and pulling the community together. The pity is that it took said crises to remind us of that.

What kind of disaster would it take to really pull the industry out of its slump; maybe it's better not to think about it...

No Tea For Me

And while we're on the subject of of time wasters, if you're thinking about inviting me to one of those political "tea parties" that are once again all the rage, save your postage.

True, I'm as anti-tax and anti-government as they come. And yes, the tea parties (and the numerous variations) can be a lot of fun, and they give folks a chance to blow off a little steam. Nothing wrong with any of that.

But seriously...do you really think they serve any practical purpose, other than to provide a platform for grandstanding politicans and self-important talk show hosts? Puh-lease. Get over yourselves, guys.

Sorry - the fix is in, folks - and your media-friendly diversions are not changing anything. Just keep things in perspective, that's all I'm saying.

Though if they're handing out free beer, or even reasonably cheap beer, I reserve the right to change my mind on the subject...