Great Storyteller Paul Harvey (updated 3/1)

I just learned that he has passed on at 90 years old.

It’s a very pleasant childhood memory, riding around with Dad, listening to “The Rest of the Story” on the radio. I’ll always remember Paul Harvey fondly.

Writing again next morning… I’ve reflected more on this. A few more notes:
1) Everyone seems to have a favorite [...]

War Everywhere? Economy in the Tank? Looming Climate Crisis?

Then let’s talk about broadcast media regulations!

It is desperately time for a third party in this country, when one of the two “major ones” can get so focused on byzantine broadcast regulations.

It was weird how this came up. Nobody – I mean nobody was talking about the Fairness Doctrine or, truthfully, any other broadcast regulation [...]

Bart turns 5

One of my favorite daily reads is Barth’s Notes on Religion. . I still haven’t quite figured out Mr. Bartholomew’s politics or his religion, though I’m a lot closer now than I was when I first heard of him.. and I can certainly tell what he ain’t. What I see for sure is that he loves [...]

Open Letter to Robert T. Nash, Live & Local, Concerning Antisemitic Remarks

I am a former listener and fan of the Live & Local radio show broadcasted on WGOW 102.3 in Chattanooga, TN.

Today, I switched my dial to the Spanish Language radio station nearby to 102.3 on the dial after listening to Mr. Nash make racial slurs directed at Jews. His caller, a woman by the name [...]

Worse than Bias

Via one of the big guys, I forget which, I saw this simple demonstration of probably the most frustrating (to me) failure of the news press. Laziness on the part of the reporters? Fear of losing the favor of those upon whom they are reporting? Honestly, if they can’t be bothered to include [...]

Of Hard Cases…

Everyone knows you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theatre, and you shouldn’t.

Everyone knows you can yell “smoking gun mushroom cloud” on the Tee Vee, but you shouldn’t.

The New England Journal of Medicine examines a somewhat more difficult situation. Can you put Dorothy Hamill on ice skates and sell that drug (one of those that keeps [...]


…but they couldn’t have done it on their own. They needed a compliant press to pass on their propaganda as news and cheer them on.

That’s from Chapter 1 of the internet broadcast, and a real gem. I’ve only watched part, and so far much more impressed with Chapter 2 than anything besides that quote [...]

“For a brief but terrifying moment, they appeared to be on the verge of a hug.”

For those of you not following, that was John Kerry and Newt Gingrich… after “debating” global warming. Exploding heads here.

I first heard about this debate on RedState, too. The comments from before the debate, and those from after… well, let’s just say they reflect a different view of Newt, if nothing else.

Ok… So much [...]



You know, the wingnutosphere was always populated by lunatic morons, but back in the old days we actually felt obliged to engage them. Now we just mock them.

Not a very nice thing to say, no matter how accurate (in some ways) the characterization of the folks like Hugh Hewitt & Glenn Reynolds. But I’m not [...]

Jew Defends Muslim from Dumbass

The NJDC gives Dennis Prager a much deserved ass-whoopin over this demonstration of the dumb.

While the NJDC sets the history straight & addresses the constitutional “question” quite well, what struck me was this part:

The answer is obvious — Ellison is a Muslim. And whoever decides these matters, not to mention virtually every editorial page in America, [...]