Friday, September 26, 2008

RANT: On the Financial "Pickle" and Bill O'Reilly Goes Off

I don't get a chance to listen to very much US talk radio these days unless I'm near a computer where I can listen on-line, and that isn't too often. Hell, even if I could I probably wouldn't. It's so polarized - with left-wing bomb-throwers who try to be entertaining because they certainly can't be informative; and right-wing hacks who are somewhat entertaining and somewhat informative but just end-up sounding like mouthpieces for the Republican party (Limbaugh, Hannity, and Medved come to mind). Well, today somebody from back in the States sent me an email telling me how Bill O'Reilly just went off today on his radio show.

I don't quite know how to take O'Reilly. He comes off trying to sound like the embodiment of his Fox employers' slogan, "fair and balanced", which sometimes works and other times fails. His radio show is not very good, but occasionally I catch his TV show on Fox. I agree with him on his take that the far-left will ruin the United States, and that the right-wingers can be just as bad; that's about where Bill and I part company. Take a listen here, where Bill just loses it. It isn't great radio, but I can understand his frustration - to a point.

In that clip from his radio show on September 25, 2008, I disagree with the first part where he says that the current financial "pickle" is Bush's fault, that he could have stopped it from happening by calling for oversight. O'Reilly is just wrong. The president DID call for Congress to act numerous times since 2001 - 17 times alone in 2008! I hate having to defend President Bush because I disagree with him on so much, but I equally can't stand it when the guy is blamed for things that are not his fault.

Now I did get a chance to catch a bit of the O'Reilly Factor today, and I was about to start throwing shit at the TV. Bill had this guy, a Fox "contributor", Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a professor in "urban studies" or some bullshit like that. I've seen him before, and he's just another Marxist sociology professor who just irritates the crap out of me because he's always bleating on about "class" and "race". Anyway, he was going on about basically how he doesn't feel bad for people making $50,000 a year who may have gotten themselves in over their heads in debt - they're "greedy" - but he feels bad for poor people making $20,000 a year because they were "taken advantage of" by "unscrupulous" lenders. That's all Marxist code for, "Middle class whitey can get fucked, but we should feel sorry for the minorities because they don't know any better and they have a RIGHT to housing." BULLSHIT!!! BULLSHIT!!! FUCKING BULLSHIT!!! He went on about how the poor need protection from these kinds of lending practices, public housing initiatives, and rent control! Hill never - not once - acknowledged that it was BAD LENDING PRACTICES FORCED onto financial lenders BY THE GOVERNMENT that got us into this mess in the first place!!!


That is why I rarely watch the news, but, rather read it. Reading it can get me riled-up, too, but it just doesn't have quite the same effect.

It's things like this, boys and girls, that stir-up violent fantasies where I pray for the day that the militias come out of the mountains of the Northwest, take to the streets, and clean fucking house of all the leftist fuckwits that pollute the very air that I breathe. That day will come in the next 50 years, but today ain't the day. It won't be pretty.


I think it's time to look at some titties.



Blogger Drew D. said...

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2:50 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Drew D. said...

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2:51 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Drew D. said...

Preach Joe!!!! PREACH!!

You voice everything I have been thinking in the past few days. Your god damn right about this whole "housing" disaster and the socialist mantras that got us there. (I ranted about that as well) And your even more right about that douche bag "professor" and how the rest of his ilk constantly argue for the "poor man" while saying "fuck the rich man". I am not a huge fan of O'Reilly either and disagree where you do, but he is right to an extent. It does sometimes irritate me when Rush is yelling about taking our money when he has more of it than god. Anyway, great rant, and great points. Take care Joe.

2:52 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

Thanks, Drew. I try to not go off much these days because I have been around long enough to know what the left is all about and that nothing they do or say should surprise me. Every now and then, though...

7:59 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Oldcatman said...


"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time and I am
convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in
the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits
amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell
me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I
shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but
that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty
thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers
and thieves."
- attributed to President Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 - June
8, 1845), who in 1836 forced the closing of the Second Bank of the
U.S. by revoking its charter


4:08 AM GMT+13  
Blogger Oldcatman said...

....1230PM 092909:



7:38 AM GMT+13  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...


Only if congress passes the bill with amendments that the president doesn't like. The president cannot veto a "non-vote" nor can he force congress to pass a bill.

10:40 AM GMT+13  

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