Dec 19, 2006

Dee dee dee dee, dee dee dee dee--

that's supposed to be twilight zone music.

So, over Thanksgiving vacation, I had a disturbing experience. I got into my poop covered red intrepid (bird poop. It's a story for another blog.), turned the key, and whose voice do you think blasted through the speaker system?

Rush Limbaugh's.

In my car.

I stood, staring, dumbfounded for a moment, and then laughed as I realized that, no, my car was not possessed. My mother had borrowed my car the day before. My MOTHER listens to Rush. She listened to him in the car on the way home from picking me up from school every day. I think it's one of the main reasons I became a Democrat.

I don't think I can summon up any name that I would enjoy less to have to exorcise from my car than Rush Limbaugh.

Except maybe George W. Bush.

Or maybe Paris Hilton.

Anyway, I kept the station on just for a few more minutes out of pure morbid curiousity. After listening for a good fifteen minutes I realized that it wasn't Rush Limbaugh at all-- it was another bitter, loud-mouthed, sarcastic, belligerant, ultra-conservative male.

What, there are more than one????

I mean, what does that say about America. Seriously.

OK, really seriously, I want to know: how do you all feel about that sort of abraisive media personality (think Dr. Laura, Dr. Phil, as well). Do you like, or no? And what do you like or dislike about them?

I think that the reason why people call up Dr. Laura even though they know she's going to tell them in five different ways how they're stupid is because they want someone to tell them what to do. Ditto dr. Phil. Rush? I have no idea why people listen to him.

Why do you? (really curious-- not trying to be accusatory here).


Jeff said...

I hate Rush and pretty much any other screeching political radio personality (conservative or liberal, btw--although I have to confess that I like Al Franken :)). I consider it political pornography. It plays to the basest instincts of human beings--hatred and anger (pornography plays to lust, another base instinct).

Anyway, the depressing part is that Rush's ratings are off the charts. Go figure.

NoSurfGirl said...

yup yup. You're validating my feelings, Jeff, and I thank you.

Lucy Stern said...

Well, I listen to Rush, Shawn and Michael Savage....and I can't stand Al Franken, Jessie Jackson and Sheila Jackson Lee or forbid, Nancy Pelosi.....

Sorry guys, I follow a different light.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....

NoSurfGirl said...

That's OK-- I don't listen to Al franken. MOstly because I listen to NPR instead.

Lucy-- Nacny Pelosi bugs me too.

Jeff said...


At least Rush is (sort of) funny. Hannity's a moron, but has some sort of informational moments when he's not shouting down his guests. What I can't figure out is why anyone would listen to Michael Savage. He sounds like such a complete jerk to me. What's the appeal?

I like Pelosi. I can't help it; I'm liberal to the core.

As for Franken, he's hilarious. He's not to good on the fly, but his prepared comedy is a riot.