Too bad to check: Waxman’s staff building dossiers on Limbaugh, Hannity to reinstitute Fairness Doctrine?

posted at 1:43 pm on October 8, 2007 by Allahpundit

I’m torn. On the one hand, I wouldn’t put it past him. On the other hand, this comes from the Prowler, which has an amazing knack — which I’ve noticed before — for squeezing hypercynical, Snidely Whiplash-ish comments out of unnamed Democrats revealing their sinister political motives. Try this one on for size:

Others on the Democrat side are pushing ahead with other plans. Rep. Henry Waxman has asked his investigative staff to begin compiling reports on Limbaugh, and fellow radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin based on transcripts from their shows, and to call in Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin to discuss the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.”

“Limbaugh isn’t the only one who needs to be made uncomfortable about what he says on the radio,” says a House leadership source. “We don’t have as big a megaphone as these guys, but this all political, and we’ll do what we can to gain the advantage. If we can take them off their game for a while, it will help our folks out there on the campaign trail.”

Totally implausible? Nope. But just a tad more menacing than you’d expect a Democrat to be when talking, even anonymously, to a conservative publication like the Spectator. Believe what you like. Either way, it’s hardly a stretch to think that the Fairness Doctrine will be back on the radar if the expected Democratic landslide materializes next year. And if it does, Nostrils will no doubt play a part in moving it along.


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He creeps me out.

TheSitRep on October 8, 2007 at 1:46 PM

Fake but accurate?

BadgerHawk on October 8, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Is he giving an indication of the size of his own “dossier” in that picture?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on October 8, 2007 at 1:48 PM

More of the same the Stalinist wing of the Democrat Party.

If we don’t beat this like a drum until every last American sees what’s happened to the Dems, then maybe we don’t have strength enough to govern either.

petefrt on October 8, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Just a nickle-ninety five on my web-site….Big yellow cloth ‘R’ to sew to your jacket. Get em now before the price increase!

Limerick on October 8, 2007 at 1:49 PM

Stalinist liberal left coast Jewish wacko representing far west LA morons ready to be pushed into the sea by their Mexican servants. 68 years old. His days of being a douchebag are dwindling.

JiangxiDad on October 8, 2007 at 1:54 PM

Bring it on.

kevcad on October 8, 2007 at 1:55 PM

With all the fond “death before a RINO” sentiment out of the GOP and Christian Coalition people with stock in talk radio companies would do well to sell now.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 1:55 PM

I think this Supreme Court would strike the Fairness Doctrine down. Surely the talk radio folks have ample resources to fight it and to get a stay put in place until the high court ruled. So while I have no doubt the Donks want to bring it back, I doubt that in the end, they would be able to do so.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 1:56 PM

He’s going after BIG radio.

The loser will open a pandoras box he’ll regret.

Bring it on Waxbaby. Bring it on.

Texyank on October 8, 2007 at 1:57 PM

Pigman. oink, oink. Sensor me.

Griz on October 8, 2007 at 1:58 PM

If the Dems win big next year, won’t that be validation that Talk Radio really isn’t as big an influence as people think?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 1:58 PM

I’m torn. On the one hand, I wouldn’t put it past him. On the other hand, this comes from the Prowler, which has an amazing knack — which I’ve noticed before — for squeezing hypercynical, Snidely Whiplash-ish comments out of unnamed Democrats revealing their sinister political motives.

In Waxman’s case, I think the percentages favor assuming the worst.

thirteen28 on October 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Methinks Poindexter just needs some female companionship.

infidel4life on October 8, 2007 at 2:01 PM

If the Dems win big next year, won’t that be validation that Talk Radio really isn’t as big an influence as people think?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, same with elections. If Dem’s don’t win, they’re rigged. When they do, I guess that means, since they’re rigged, the Republicans let them.

JiangxiDad on October 8, 2007 at 2:02 PM

If Dem’s don’t win, they’re rigged. When they do, I guess that means, since they’re rigged, the Republicans let them.
JiangxiDad on October 8, 2007 at 2:02 PM

Didn’t know you were a Gore fan. go figure.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:03 PM

If the Dems win big next year, won’t that be validation that Talk Radio really isn’t as big an influence as people think?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Uh, no. it will be a validation of how inept and unqualified the Rep. candidates are at running successful campaigns and representing simple American and conservative ideals.

Editor on October 8, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Editor on October 8, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Inept and unqualified because Talk radio tells you so? Perhaps the talk radio hosts should run. But then they would be forced to choose between convictions and profit..eh never mind.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:08 PM

Ours socialists cannot expect we will vote for socialism if we know that is what our vote means.

They must kill free speech so the only information available to us is their porpaganda. Therefore,(in their minds) we will unwittingly vote for socialim to replace liberty and personal freedom.

dhay want da powa and they want it now!

allrsn on October 8, 2007 at 2:10 PM

The story here is that we believe it to be possible.

Sinner on October 8, 2007 at 2:12 PM

“…But just a tad more menacing than you’d expect a Democrat to be when talking, even anonymously, to a conservative publication like the Spectator.”

Not really. The shameless have simply become more brazen. Big brother(D) really does want to watch you. And you, and you, and you too.

Wake up, America.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 8, 2007 at 2:13 PM

Inept and unqualified because Talk radio tells you so? Perhaps the talk radio hosts should run. But then they would be forced to choose between convictions and profit..eh never mind.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:08 PM

I rarely listen to talk radio. In fact, it’s probably been a good year since I’ve heard Rush’s voice.

Editor on October 8, 2007 at 2:17 PM

Freedom of speech is a powerful thing. More than violence and lies need to be used to stop its use in the USA.

Comrade Hilary and her House meat puppets will fix this.

Hening on October 8, 2007 at 2:18 PM

I get thge urge to punch that sleazy, slimy S.O.B. Waxman every time I see him.

Like ultrasound waves annoy dogs, could it be possible that he has the right DNA that causes hostility in other humans on sight?

Mazztek on October 8, 2007 at 2:18 PM

If this happens we will need to create “Radio Free America”.

JayHaw Phrenzie on October 8, 2007 at 2:19 PM

If this happens we will need to create “Radio Free America”.

“John has a long mustache”

Ochlan on October 8, 2007 at 2:20 PM

This shows the disingenuousness of the left. Ah, heck, this shows they are LIARS.

They don’t care a bit about any “freedom of speech.”

Never have, never will.

They are Stalinists all the way through.

Warner Todd Huston on October 8, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Uh, no. it will be a validation of how inept and unqualified the Rep. candidates are at running successful campaigns and representing simple American and conservative ideals.

Editor on October 8, 2007 at 2:04 PM

I totally agree with you.

Inept and unqualified because Talk radio tells you so? Perhaps the talk radio hosts should run. But then they would be forced to choose between convictions and profit..eh never mind.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:08 PM

You make no sense.

VinceP1974 on October 8, 2007 at 2:22 PM

Now, where is our side filling out dossiers on the NYT, SFC, LAT, etc?

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 2:22 PM

They can just move to satellite like Stern did. Then they are untouchable and AM radio gets even more boring than it is already with farm reports and advice columnists. Doesn’t solve anything for getting Democratic/left viewpoints out there.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:23 PM

You make no sense.

VinceP1974 on October 8, 2007 at 2:22 PM

It is pretty simple vince. Either they are willing to put their money where their mouth is and run or they see conflict and division as good for their bottom line.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:25 PM

They can just move to satellite like Stern did. Then they are untouchable and AM radio gets even more boring than it is already with farm reports and advice columnists. Doesn’t solve anything for getting Democratic/left viewpoints out there.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:23 PM

You think they can’t regulate satellite ? That would only be a temporary solution.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 2:27 PM

Waxman reminds me of the last wimp standing there alone during gym class pick-up games, staring down at his Pro-Keds sneakers, while pretending he hasn’t a clue why no one has picked him for their team.

LOOOHooooser.

fogw on October 8, 2007 at 2:29 PM

I’m currently taking a media law course. Freedom of speech is almost absolute for PRINT, but BROADCAST radio and tv (ie the stations reg’d by the FCC, the “free” ones, not cable) ARE subject to a lower level of scrutiny which means the court scrutinizes the regulation less, so less scrutiny = more restrictions. The legal theory is that the American people own the airwaves, and it’s important for all voices to be heard (While this theory is moot IMHO because there are so many alternates available for speech, what I think doesn’t matter, it only takes 5 justices to agree otherwise, and the precedents exist to find the fairness doctrine constitutional.) I don’t see how the Fairness Doctrine could get passed on JUST radio, it would have to be all broadcast, BOTH radio and tv, and the dem’s would hate that…plus I don’t see how it could really get passed at all for that matter, being that the “core” of protected speech IS political speech…but if Hillary gets to be Prez and gets the opp to appoint a couple of supremes, MANY of our freedoms are in jeopardy..including the freedom to decide health care for ourselves and to keep our own money, in ADDITION to free speech…but I digress. It’s doubtful, but POSSIBLE that the unfairness doctrine will rematerialize. We are living in precarious times.

JustTruth101 on October 8, 2007 at 2:29 PM

You think they can’t regulate satellite ? That would only be a temporary solution.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 2:27 PM

They can’t because the FCC doesn’t have that kind of power over satellite channels. Why do you think Imus and Stern moved to satellite?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:30 PM

They can’t because the FCC doesn’t have that kind of power over satellite channels.

Correct. There is no legal basis for scarcity or public ownership of cable and satellite radio and tv.

JustTruth101 on October 8, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Was Waxman separated at birth from Mohammed ElBaradei?

JammieWearingFool on October 8, 2007 at 2:35 PM

Was Waxman separated at birth from Mohammed ElBaradei?

JammieWearingFool on October 8, 2007 at 2:35 PM

LOL – two of them, God has a sense of humor.

Wade on October 8, 2007 at 2:57 PM

Mazztek on October 8, 2007 at 2:18 PM

I used to feel bad for having such a visceral reaction to Waxman; glad to know I’m not alone.

Nothing is uglier than a politician playing politics.

The Race Card on October 8, 2007 at 2:58 PM

You think they can’t regulate satellite ? That would only be a temporary solution.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 2:27 PM
They can’t because the FCC doesn’t *yet* have that kind of power over satellite channels. Why do you think Imus and Stern moved to satellite?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Fixed that right up for ya….

TBinSTL on October 8, 2007 at 2:58 PM

Is this guy really ‘human’…???…I’ll bet his Mom had a tuff time raising a geek like that…Wow…!!!

areseaoh on October 8, 2007 at 2:58 PM

“We don’t have as big a megaphone as these guys”

Yeah, all you have is control of the United States Congress, poor guy.

Why don’t you start up your own liberal talk radio network?

Oh, you did?

saint kansas on October 8, 2007 at 2:59 PM

Radio today, tomorrow the internet
- Nostrildamus

Kini on October 8, 2007 at 3:06 PM

Waxman has the perfect face for radio

Wade on October 8, 2007 at 3:08 PM

If this happens we will need to create “Radio Free America”.

“John has a long mustache”

Ochlan on October 8, 2007 at 2:20 PM

“The chair is against the wall.”

VikingGoneWild on October 8, 2007 at 3:12 PM

TBinSTL on October 8, 2007 at 2:58 PM

And another truhter like conspiracy begins… sigh

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 3:12 PM

This shows the disingenuousness of the left. Ah, heck, this shows they are LIARS.

They don’t care a bit about any “freedom of speech.”

Never have, never will.

They are *Neo* Stalinists all the way through.

There, fixed that for you.

netdude5 on October 8, 2007 at 3:15 PM

They can just move to satellite like Stern did.

Bradky on October 8, 2007

Well,, we can’t all just run and hide forever! Does anyone really think that they would not be pursued wherever they went?? All they need today is some liberal Marxist judge to just declare the FCC has whatever power it needs to control whatever media they use! Lets just figure,, Rush and Hannity and any other influential conservative will be investigated, audited, harassed and God knows what else should Hitlery and the Dems win well in 08! If this report is true,, then they are also monitoring the American people! Rush is a private citizen and so are the callers! Will they create files on the callers?? if some caller calls in and is especially angry and articulate,, will the caller also be considered a risk?? This is not a time for anyone to be complacent! Everyone needs to start getting involved and make sure the Republicans win in 08,,, as much as most of them don’t deserve to win,,, they have to win!!

JellyToast on October 8, 2007 at 3:15 PM

ALL HAIL NOSTRILDAMUS!

SilverStar830 on October 8, 2007 at 3:26 PM

They can’t because the FCC doesn’t have that kind of power over satellite channels. Why do you think Imus and Stern moved to satellite?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Congress can give them the power, once it serves their purpose.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 3:36 PM

Regarding “Nostrils”, we really shouldn’t be making fun of someone who is obviously afflicted with a life-long case of “Lead-By-The-Nose” disease, a prevalent disorder among the liberal masses.

PatrickS on October 8, 2007 at 3:38 PM

Did anyone hear Paul Shanklin’s new “Waxman” tune during Rush’s show today? It was awesome. Rush followed it up with something like, “Investigate THAT, Mr. Waxman.” Heh.

Sir Loin on October 8, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Did anyone hear Paul Shanklin’s new “Waxman

Yes! Hilarious!

Brat on October 8, 2007 at 3:47 PM

And another truhter like conspiracy begins… sigh

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 3:12 PM

That’s an easy dodge there buddy. Please tell me why a Dem Congress with a Dem White House and a stacked judicial system wouldn’t do this. Are you saying it’s okay to put Hillary in the WH?

TBinSTL on October 8, 2007 at 3:49 PM

I am not “torn” at all. This is very dangerous water the Dems are treading in. As Rush said today, remember Nixon’s enemies list?

The Stalinists are reporting back on what Rush says on a program that 20 million people voluntarily listen to. What if a caller says something that offends Waxman? Will he sick the FCC on them too? This may sound hyperbolic, but where does this blatant attempt to censor private citizens stop?

Maybe they could hand out brown shirts and implore us to turn in our neighbors for listening to non-conforming radio. As an incentive they could reward their citizen reporters with free health care just to kinda get the ball rolling.

Buy Danish on October 8, 2007 at 3:56 PM

They can’t because the FCC doesn’t have that kind of power over satellite channels. Why do you think Imus and Stern moved to satellite?

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 2:30 PM

And you think they could not come up with something to take care of that little oversight? When the FCC was created, they had no idea satellites would exist, so now they amend the FCC and just say radio waves broadcast by U.S. networks.

It isn’t the law they are concerned with, it is the broadcast. And with control of both houses, piece of cake to change the law.

BTW, no matter what they say, the reason why they got rid of the fairness doctrine was because they wanted people like Michael Jackson (the liberal talk show host, the Rush Limbaugh of the left in the 60′s and early 70′s), and others to use the airwaves to promote liberal ideas. I still remember the day they voted out the doctrine and Michael Jackson was elated…he stated, “No more balance, we won”.

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 3:57 PM

“Believe what you like.”

Oh, I believe the Prowler on this.

“…if the expected Democratic landslide materializes next year”

Won’t happen if the Republicans go TRUTHFUL early. In addition, I think the numbers of Americans that listen to talk radio weekly is over 35 million. If Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, Ingrahm, Levin, etc., do their jobs, that will be 35+ million COMMITTED VOTERS going to the polls who won’t be voting Democratic.

Talk radio, plus paid TV advertising can counter the Democrat’s ad campaign in 2008. I’m already seeing the overall vague “independent” (or uncommitted) group hardening their position, and an awful lot of them hate Hillary Clinton with a pure and white-hot passion.

2008 is NOT in the bag for the Democrats. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS MEDIA-CREATED FANTASY!

Favorable results in Iraq. Favorable economy and unemployment ratings, hard-hitting truthful media ads about Democrats (at all levels), and early/sustained support by talk radio is enough to counter the Clinton Crime Family’s attempt and win the election.

Hell, if I were in charge, I’d run this ad against Durbin (up for reelection in 2008):

I’m a former Marine who was stationed at Guantanemo, guarding America’s enemies: Al Qaeda terrorists captured on the battlefield.

Dick Durbin call me a Nazi death camp guard, a Gulag guard, and an associate of genocidal killer Pol Pot.

You cannot begin to understand how much it hurts us for a United States Senator to slander us, especially when it is not true. Please vote Republican in November and kick this anti-American, hate-filled man out of the Senate.

Or this one against Hillary:

[Image Sandy Berger being hustled out in handcuffs]
Hillary Clinton has hired a convicted national security criminal to be her national security and foreign policy advisor. Sandy Berger cannot hold a security clearance until after the election. So why did Hillary hire him?

As payback for destroying documents from the national archives that would expose her husband’s corrupt and incompent response to terrorism on his watch.

Electing Hillary Clinton will give Al Qaeda a boost. Vote Republican in 2008.

Or this one:
[Famous image of Bill Clinton wagging his finger]
When Bill Clinton was exposed as having out-of-wedlock sex with Monica Lewinski, Hillary Clinton went on national TV denying it, and calling it a “vast right-wing conspiracy,” even with the full knowledge that it was true.

Does America want to elect a liar like Hillary to high office of President? Vote Republican in November 2008.

The opportunities to tell the TRUTH about Hillary, Durbin, Murtha, and the other Democrats are so many and broad, that the Republicans would have to deliberately hide their heads in the sand to avoid them.

georgej on October 8, 2007 at 4:03 PM

How laughably ironic – but serious indeed.

The left loves to falsely vilify McCarthy for snooping and ruining lives. Now they’re gonna turn Waxman out in a new inquisition? Deliciously motivating.

Say – what are those dates again for the Million Long Guns March on Washington?

T J Green on October 8, 2007 at 4:08 PM

TBinSTL on October 8, 2007 at 3:49 PM

The US has no authority over satellites owned by other countries — that is why.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 4:09 PM

right2bright on October 8, 2007 at 3:57 PM

See comment above

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 4:09 PM

that will be 35+ million COMMITTED VOTERS going to the polls who won’t be voting Democratic.

There were close to 120 million votes cast in 2004. You are falling quite a bit short of any kind of majority. Given the GOP proclivity for driving away Blacks, Hispanics, and moderates you begin to see that the magnitude of the problem.
It’s not too late but the clock is ticking.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 4:27 PM

Why put it out there until it can be confirmed. Lets not go down that road that we complain others of doing!!!!!

KBird on October 8, 2007 at 4:57 PM

While we’re on the topic of Waxman and comrades going after Rush, here is Byron York’s latest expose’ on Media Matters.

Buy Danish on October 8, 2007 at 5:23 PM

if waxman builds a dossier on limbaugh,

i demand that he build one on

SOROS.

C

pk on October 8, 2007 at 6:01 PM

I want to know how much of Waxman’s little task force here is going to be monitoring what is be spewed out on the airwaves from Air America. The fact that he is doing this inquisition of his with taxpayers maney should have the average American howling in the general director of his congressional office!

pilamaye on October 8, 2007 at 6:02 PM

“F**k off! It’s enough that I have to see you s*it-kickers every day,
I’m not going to talk to you too!! Just do your G*damn job and keep your mouth shut.”
(From the book “American Evita” by Christopher Anderson, p. 90 – Hillary to her State Trooper bodyguards after one of them
greeted her with “Good morning.”

“You f**king idiot.”
(From the book “Crossfire” p. 84 – Hillary to a State Trooper who was
driving her to an event.)

“If you want to remain on this detail, get your f**king *ss over here
and grab those bags!”
(From the book “The First Partner” p. 259 – Hillary to a Secret Service Agent who was reluctant to carry her luggage because
he wanted to keep his hands free in case of an incident.)

“Get f**ked! Get the f**k out of my way!!! Get out of my face!!!”
(From the book “Hillary’s Scheme” p. 89 – Hillary’s various comments to her Secret Service detail agents.)

“Stay the f**k back, stay the f**k away from me! Don’t come within ten
yards of me, or else! Just f**king do as I say, Okay!!!?”
(From the book “Unlimited Access”, by Clinton FBI Agent in Charge, Gary Aldrige, p. 139 – Hillary screaming at he Secret Service detail.)

“Many of you are well enough off that [President Bush's] tax cuts may
have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track,
we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to have to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”
(Hillary grandstanding at a fund raising speech in
San Francisco; SFGate.com 6/28/2004.)

“Why do I have to keep proving to people that I am not a liar?!”
(From the book “The Survivor,” by John Harris, p.382
- Hillary in her 2000 Senate campaign)

“Where’s the miserable c*ck sucker?” (From the book “The Truth About Hillary” by Edward Klein, p. 5 – Hillary shouting at a Secret Service officer)

“Put this on the ground! I left my sunglasses in the limo. I need those sunglasses. We need to go back!”
(From the book “Dereliction of Duty” p. 71-72 -Hillary to Marine One
helicopter pilot to turn back while en route to Air Force One.)

“What are you doing inviting these people into my home? These people are our enemies! They are trying to destroy us!”
(From the book “The Survivor” by John Harris, p. 99- Hillary screaming
to an aide, when she found out that some Republicans
had been invited to the Clinton White House)

“Come on Bill, put your d*ck up! You can’t f**k her
here!!”
(From the book “Inside The White House” by Ronald
Kessler, p. 243 – Hillary to Gov. Clinton when she spots him talking
with an attractive female at an Arkansas political rally)

“You know, I’m going to start thanking the woman who cleans the restroom in the building I work in. I’m going to start thinking of her as a human being”
-Hillary Clinton
(From the book “The Case Against Hillary Clinton” by
Peggy Noonan, p. 55)

VinceP1974 on October 8, 2007 at 6:04 PM

The US has no authority over satellites owned by other countries — that is why.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 4:09 PM

But they control the receiving stations they come into. Believe me, they could regulate it tomorrow if they wanted to. Just because they have not got around to it yet, because satellite radio is relatively new doesn’t mean they can’t do it in the future. And if you don’t believe that… then fine.

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Mike Pence was on Hannity a few minutes ago. He is going to try to get the The Broadcaster Freedom Act through the House, one way or another.

Buy Danish on October 8, 2007 at 6:47 PM

The brownshirts are coming! The brownshirts are coming!

I double dog arse dare Commissar Waxman to actually do what he says. If he does, by next year at this time the topic of the day will be Freedom of Speech!

Rush’s daily newsletter says:

Henry Waxman will now use government money to do what Media Matters does.

Zorro on October 8, 2007 at 6:54 PM

Well,,, I used to wonder when I was little how these dictators came to power. I was surprised when I learned that Hitler and the Nazi’s were actually voted into office. That was a real learning moment for me and more than a little comforting. It seems like every day I turn on the radio or check the news sites and it is just one more threat on our liberties,, one after another after another! It goes on and on. The silence on the Republican side continues to be deafening! And now with the Dems openly threatening to monitor and investigate private citizens for expressing the wrong political opinions,,, well,, there really isn’t much wondering left as to where we are headed. How long before, or how much of a stretch is it for them to monitor and investigate the blogs and posts like this one,, monitor and investigate letters to the editor,, the opinions are all the same,, so,, I am actually now thinking to myself,, am I willing to go to jail
for my beliefs? Here I am in America,,, of all places,,, never ever thought I would be thinking like this,,, asking myself these kinds of questions. There have always been marxists and nutcases,, but there has always been voices of reason out there within our government. So I still ask,,, where are the Republicans?? Where are our glorious representatives and Senators within government speaking out in defense of the nation??? This is way bigger than talk radio! This is a direct attack on the American people by our own Senators and representatives!!! Liars and thieves, disguised as Senators and politicians fattened with the spoils of freedom and liberty they have stolen from us! They hunger and gorge themselves on the liberties they steal and eat like hot sweet bread! They are so fat from stuffing themselves with the bread of our our freedoms their asses hang down both sides of the thrones they think they sit on, while droll drips down their chins as they scream “Bring more bread!” They spit daily on the flag,, spit daily on our liberties,, spit daily on our property and spit daily on each and every one of the American people! If they missed a day of spitting on something good about America or the American people it would be akin to an Islamo fascist missing the call to prayer!

I know this is a long rant,,, I do not ever intend to take up so much space,, but in answer to the question,, yes! I will go to jail if it means being an American!! I will go to jail if it means being a Christian!! I do not want to go to jail! But I will not stop being either an American or a Christian!! I will not shut up and change my views! Since I am a Christian, even at times like this,, it is not right to use profanity,, so it will not be right to stand here alone in my room and raise my holy middle finger in the direction of the Dems in Washington and the investigative committees,, so,, I shake my holy fist instead! I shake it at the Dems, standing facing DC,, and I will shake it until they take the fist from my hand! Rant finished!!

JellyToast on October 8, 2007 at 7:03 PM

Maxx on October 8, 2007 at 6:10 PM

It is not a matter of believing it or not. They can’t. You are being paranoid if you think the fairness doctrine is going to regulate the satellite dish on your house.

Bradky on October 8, 2007 at 7:07 PM

JellyToast on October 8, 2007 at 7:03 PM

Good for you. I think we need a few million more to actually go to DC and let them know – in person. Unfortunately, most people are sheep.

jdawg on October 8, 2007 at 7:26 PM

So I still ask,,, where are the Republicans?? Where are our glorious representatives and Senators within government speaking out in defense of the nation???

Be patient, it’s coming next week.

Buy Danish on October 8, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Levin was beautiful tonight. He ripped Waxman a new one. Go to his web-site and download today’s show. http://www.marklevinshow.com/audio.php The choice quote is right after he lays out the definition (from Wikipedia) of tortious intereference, which basically prevents third parties from mucking around in the contractual relationships between two original parties. Then he really gets going–”If some small minded, small statured leftist politician from Hollywood, tries to bang heads in the government to influence this program, to undermine this program, to interfere with my private contract, I will sue your ass, and I will sue you for millions of dollars. And your staffers. You got that? Because you’re not protected by your speech and debate clause when you go out of your legislative function for the purpose of targeting somebody. And I will pursue discovery, where I get to issue subpoenas, too.” Listen to the first 12 minutes. PRICELESS!!!!!

smellthecoffee on October 8, 2007 at 11:47 PM

Just listened to Levin!! Fantastic!! Every Republican in congress should be out there saying the same thing!!! This is a blatant attack on the American people to shut us up! To intimidate us! To tell us we will pay if we think differently than them,, speak out in support of the wrong policies! Every American should be taking this personally! If they succeed at destroying talk radio,, they will not stop there! The line in the sand could never be any clearer!! I thought Hillary Clinton screamed awhile back into some microphone somewhere that it was patriotic and a right to disagree with any administration! Just don’t disagree with congress! Oh yeah,, of course,, I remember though, that Bill Clinton said in his first address that “true patriots will agree with his plan.” So,, bill said true patriots agree with the president,, Hillary says they don’t! Go figure!

JellyToast on October 9, 2007 at 12:26 AM

“There were close to 120 million votes cast in 2004.”

So?

~60 million, Republican
~56 million, Democrat

According to Politico and “snapping turtle,” Iraq IS NOT going to be the issue for 2008.

“The Democrat party political investment in losing Iraq is so heavy that they can’t reverse course in time for 2008. Iraq has to still look bad by then or they’re in trouble which is why you see Harry Reid saying such imprudent things.” [TM Lutas]

“With few Iraq votes expected in the next several weeks — a marked departure from the first nine months of the new Democratic-controlled Congress — Democrats are trying to build an agenda that’s heavy on health care, community policing, housing, tax reform and other issues.” [Martin Kady II]

Without Iraq (thanks to the Petraeus plan), what do the Democrats have? An economy running hot and sweet, despite a bump in housing? Full or near full employment for the 49th consequetive month? Very low inflation, and very low, if not historically low, interest rates. I got news for you — THOSE ARE REPUBLICAN ISSUES.

And since the name George W. Bush is NOT going to be ont he ballot, what do the nutroots have left? Nothing.

The nutroots number 19% of Democrats, who think that it is best for America to lose the war in Iraq, are maybe 12 million voters. Your pals at MoveOn.org are screaming their lungs out that (1) 22 Democrats voted to condemn MoveOn.org, which passed by an overwhelming majority in both houses, (2) the Democrats have essentially tabled the Hush-Rush resolution, (3) Only 41 Democratic Senators (not all 50+1) signed the letter to Clear Channel’s CEO — who promptly told them to get f*cked — (4) they can’t kill Iraq war funding NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO, and (5) Hillary (who voted for the war and who they know is going to go to the middle after SuperTues), will ignore them.

Eli Pariser boasted that MoveOn.org and the left OWN the Democrats. Unfortunately, the Betray-us Ad that failed to convince the public that we aren’t winning, and failure to hush Rush is more than an embarrassment to him.

Worse, beyond calling a 4 star general with 9 rows of medals on his chest a TRAITOR and a LIAR, their allies at CodePink vandalized a USMC recruitment office calling the Marines traitors, their fellow travellers at Oakland humiliated several planeloads of US Marines flying through to Hawaii by refusing them the use of the terminals, their attempts to (1) ban the Blue Angels and (2) ban the Marines from shooting a commercial in San Francisco, AND the vadalizism of the Vietnam Wall Memorial, THEY HAVE ANGERED MANY “moderates” many of whom are reevaluating their position on who they’ll vote for in 2008 as a result.

Also, watch for a 3rd Party “Leftist” candidate to run (Calling Ralph Nader, Calling Ralph Nader) because the Democrats can’t or won’t give them what they want – a loss in Iraq – and then watch a majority or significant minority of the nutroots voting 3rd party instead of Democrat.

Those 35 million voters fired up by talk radio will not only give whomever the Republicans nominate (despite threats by clowns like Dobson to sit out the election) the White House, BUT will lead a sweep of nominally Republican House districts currently held by a 1 or 2 term Democrat, and similar senate seats.

There won’t be a Democratic Landslide in 2008 if the Republicans begin their advertising NOW and if talk radio begins denouncing the Democrats now. In fact, the Republicans just might take back both the House and the Senate and retain the White House.

Now as for you Mr. Bradky: “Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” Samuel Adams. Go back and play in traffic, troll.

georgej on October 9, 2007 at 1:36 AM

You nailed it, georgej. Hillary will bring out Republicans who haven’t voted in years, because she rightly scares the sh+t out of any conservative, populist, libertarian, or Republican ( RHINO or otherwise )

Mush-mouth trolls like Bradky and MB4, who ruin about one thread per day here, will never realize or admit that their One True Love ( the Democrats ) has become increasingly a force for genuine evil in this nation, and will do serious harm if in contrl of the executive branch. There is a Stalinist streak in the Dem Party which grows wider every week, and Hillary is Stalin in a Pantsuit, mouthing focus-grouped versions of Joe’s slogans and sharing his ideals regarding thr centralization of power.

If that woman, crazed by anger and resentment and inherently cursed by her many other demons, obtains executive power and has a Dem Congress to do her bidding, it will be time for civil war in this country–or something very close to it

….and fools like Bradky and MB4 will still be shilling for her when their doors get kicked down…..

Janos Hunyadi on October 9, 2007 at 1:58 AM

Janos and George,

Go back to your stalls and get your stories straight.

Bradky on October 9, 2007 at 5:26 AM

Rep. Waxman is aptly named, he looks just like one of Madam Trousseau’s figurines in meltdown.

He is also a prime candidate for Rhinoplasty. Because his brain is getting to much oxygenated blood and the affects or normoxia are apparently impacting his disorientation and ability to remain in touch with reality.

MSGTAS on October 9, 2007 at 10:41 AM

Janos and George,

Go back to your stalls and get your stories straight.

Bradky on October 9, 2007 at 5:26 AM

Boy, that was some rebuttal Bradsky (sic). You could have been on the Elizabeth NJ School of Beauty debating team with skills like that.

smellthecoffee on October 9, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Liberals want government “thought control”. They’re busy implementing it via “hate crime” legislation, and now Congressional “speech police”! Bring back the old days when all we had was the Taliban.

Heil Hillary!!!

landlines on October 9, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Not true:

http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1532

AJB on October 10, 2007 at 7:33 PM