Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Mark Levin's An Asshole (And A Little Bit Dumb)
There are many right wing talk show hosts out there. I listen to them occasionally to see if any of the messages they are spreading is sticking.
Well, two Republican talking points that have taken hold recently is there so called "solution" to the oil price crisis. Which is to say, we need to drill, drill, drill off shore in Florida and California. The oil companies say it's safe so of course we should do it. Never mind the fact that no one talks about going to the beaches of Texas because of all the off shore oil wells. We must drill, drill drill. It's safe it won't ruin the scenery.
The second talking point all the right wing minions are spreading is the need to go nookwular. After all, nuclear energy is non polluting, never mind all the storage space needed to store nuclear waste. It's cheap, if you ignore the amount of clean water needed to cool the uranium rods and the amount of money it takes to mine the uranium in the first place. It's safe, if you ignore 3-mile island, birth defects and increased targets for potential terrorist attacks. I'm skeptical of their point of view. After all, the right wingers don't want Iran and North Korea to mess around with nuclear power.
So, what does Mark Levin have to do with this? Well, he's one of the more nasty right wingers out there. Only Mike Weiner Savage is more repulsive sounding and sicker with his views. His voice is awful! How he got a job on radio with that voice, a voice good enough for silent movies. His rhetoric is that of a Joe McCarthyite. So anyway, He hates Barack Obama (natch) and thinks John McCain is too liberal. He loves Ronald Reagan because Reagan won the euphemistic Cold War by demanding the Berlin Wall be torn down. (Of course Levin supports the US BUILDING a wall between us and Mexico.)
Sooo, one night I'm flipping through the radio stations and I hear his show. Mark Levin's approach is to rant like a madman with inane histrionics. This night's rant went along the line of "Do we want to have an energy policy like the Communist Soviets or do we want to have an innovative strategy for dealing with our current crisis?" I flipped the station back to the Met game laughing at how absurd that rant was. I don't recall the Soviet Union being big on windmill power and solar panels. I seem to recall they WERE into nuclear and have a huge oil reserve they make use. Both of which has caused them endless environmental problems. That's because; like the right wing in THIS country, they favored an unregulated approach to their energy policies. If we want to be like the Soviets it's drill, drill, drill and split, split, split...the atom.
When I think of the Soviet Union I think of obnoxious corruption. They loved their vast military spending, their unquestioned devotion to their nation and their suppression of the press. Kinda like right wingers like Mark Levin.