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sparky

buh-bye...

tigsnort

I think I'll go out and be an obnoxious asshole in public and after people get annoyed and tell me to shut up I'll whine to them about how they're taking away my 1st Amendment rights, because that shows toughness and character.

sparky

heh....that's about it, all right.

Coiler

Yeah, she's trippy. I can see her fan base made up of people who support half term governors.

TomF

Glass jaw. She distributes more venom and negativity than any other major radio personality, but when a fraction of it is directed at her, she collapses in a heap.

Mungo

I think she's been diggin her own grave for years. She and Babs Kramer..."vile women"..

SeattleJew

Whether Luara has or will some day stop identifying hereself a a Jew is pretty much irrevelant.

AFIK, she never "renounced her "faith," rather she longer follows the 613 rules required by Orthodux
Jewelry?

A more rational person than Michael might have recognized Schlessinger as a self righteous, condescending preacher lady rather than accusing her of racism.

The caller , self identified as an African American, was "offended" by comments made by her hubsand's freinds about the sort of thing we all know IS a problem in the Black community. Laura asked the Caller whether she might not have a Chip in her shouder?

Insensitive? Tes.

Maybe Laura recognized the caller as a follow preacher lady? Or perhaps the caller was just trying to provoke the not so bright Dr. S. So .. Laura responded by asking the caller what SHE thought about the overuse of the word n---er by Black folks and esp comedians.

That was it ..

stupid? yeh.
racist .. nahhh
revelant to whether Dr S keeps kosher? gimme a break!

I like Mike alot, but sometimes he gets more than a bit snarky.

Bill

My God, this is almost the verbatim excuse that Carrie Prejean (who does look better naked than Dr. Lauria) gave when she didn't win Miss USA.

Ladies, ladies...lemme 'splain it to you again. NOBODY'S taking away your 1st Amendment rights. You can spew all the crap you want, and you're protected under the right of free speech. What you are NOT protected from are the repurcussions of said free speech. You also don't have a constitutionally protected right to a mic, an audience, etc.

Geez, these douche-nozzles that scream their right of free speech is being infringed when there's ANY kind of backlash to what they say make me ill.

Now, go take on the day. Preferably clean shaven or at least trimmed up a bit.

Tommy008

Christmas come early!!!....exactly, TomF..... she tells people that she's this "black belt in karate" tough girl ( doesn't she also claim to ride a Harley?) who just don't take no crap off of nobody..... however, when confronted last week by real oppostion, not just one of her cowering female callers who decided to pipe up with a bit of insolence after being verbally bitchslapped by the Queen of Mean, she tucks tail and goes into full, whimpering retreat, just like the coward she really is. Most bullies are cowards underneath. Ray Taliaferro called her "this ugly little woman" Monday morning, and said her PhD. should be recalled by the university that granted it. You sure can dish it out but i guess you really cant take it, eh biotch? Michael points out some of her fraudulent ,dishonest crap in the above article, which is good, but i've been pointing out for years that her biggest, most shameful fraud is calling herself Dr. Laura and letting the average trusting soul think that she is a true, appropriately degreed mental health professional, instead of a fraud with a doctorate in Physiology. Like the scoundrel she is, she's now trying to take refuge behind a false claim of persecution by the "political correctness", "special interest group" crowd, when her current problems from last week have nothing to do with any of that. It has to do with her repeatedly spewing out a word that is no longer considered acceptable in decent society, by general societal consensus, not by decree of the pc/special interest group crowd. She screwed up. Period. Her "apology" was insincere and bogus, and i suspect made under duress from seething radio network honchos. Her more recent comments to Larry King expose her apology as a fake , as she now doesn't seem to think she's done anything wrong. Godd riddance bitch, you despicable piece of trash.

tigsnort

Yes, Dr. Laura was "provoked". That's why this all happened, folks.

Those pesky black provokers.

tigsnort

If they're not calling radio shows for advice, they're walking through crowds just asking to get spit on.

Leg-up

Laura is a racist, and a elitist. She has the morals of a raccoon in heat.

Maha

Schlesinger is a fake Jew who took it up in her 40's, and rejected it in her 50's.

Andrew

" I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry"

what she means:

"I want to be able to say nigger nigger nigger lickin' good without some NIGGER getting angry"

Puget Sound

I agree with Seattle Jew.

In addition, that word isn't one one should be using to be 'funny.' Andrew you seem very comfortable with a horrible, racist word. Putting it in quotes and attributing it to someone says a lot about you on a deeper level. Quite revealing. Such a word is so loaded with meaning that you shouldn't be playing with it in such a cavalier fashion. Especially to score a political point. It's a hurtful, vile, and contemptuous word that says much about the user. Unless of course, you don't think the use of the word is all that much of a big deal. That would be sad.

See, we can all play the 'what she means' game. It's fairly easy and takes no deep reflection. Grow up.

If she used that quote you posted, then I'll apologize. But if she didn't then you should.

jiggyjiggysnortsnort

whoa! does dr. laura upset the gay people on this site... she reallllly has hit a nerve.....go dr. laura!

TomF

She's a dietician or nutritionist or something, not a therapist. Ask her about your carb intake, but the "relationship counselor" profile is a house of cards.

Rob

"Moral" and "left' - a non-sequitur if ever there was one. Disagree with that? Just look up John Edwards.

Bob Nelson

What's interesting is that even though she does have many affiliates and won a Marconi award in the past,
Dr L wasn't even necessarily a fave among her conservative base. Comments on Free Republic and Hot Air
are along the lines of "good riddance", "She was obnoxious and
boring" and "if I want to be scolded I'll call my mother".

KS

I prefer Dr. Joy Browne - she is probably the best in that field on the air. Dr. Laura may have made some good points over the years, but more often than not, she shot herself in the foot Spot on, Bob. Life goes on.

Andrew

""Moral" and "left' - a non-sequitur if ever there was one. Disagree with that? Just look up John Edwards."

That's like saying "conservatives smoke crack and enjoy butt sex, look at Ted Haggard."

Fang

Dr. Laura rakes in millions by scolding other people's poor choices and low morality while living like a pig, and holding herself up as a religious role model. When people like her go down, it's always spectacular. She's a jew one week, and a christian the next. Who cares? she's just another hypocrite whose real values got exposed. She can stay in santa barbara, mistreat the help, race her yacht, and become a fox news analyst so she can spout her racist views freely.

Andrew

Everyone post-menopausal woman I know in my own dealings who resemble "Dr." Laura are widely regarded as loud, obnoxious, judgemental, know-it-alls who are hard to be in the same room with, and yet some people go out of their way to listen to her. It must be some kind of masochism, like people who watch those TV dramas that are nothing more than a solid hour of arguing. Isn't life full of enough annoying people that we shouldn't want to go out of our way to find them?

Tommy008

Dr. Laura has earned 40 million dollars from her decades of bullying, lecturing and hectoring cowering housewives and the occaisional ball-less wonder wimp male on her radio show. I would surmise that like aMichael Richards , you can now stick a fork in her career in the media. I don't see the Foxnews thing happening. She now has some free time to ride around Santa Barbara in her Porsche or whatever and feel superior to people as she decides maybe to write some silly book, or do something else. The gravy train radio job is over.

Santa Barbara girl

If you don't think Orthodox Jews aren't racist, try marrying one of their daughters.
Laura raised a son who joked about raping and killing Iraqi women. He was in Special Forces and is known for being completely out of control when out of uniform.
Laura is estranged from family who is not immediate. Her neglected mother's corpse was found a few years months after she had died, unbeknownst to family members, including the family values preaching Laura.
I remember when she was so outraged when a rabbi tried to put a menorah up at an airport in Seattle. She later said she put up a Christmas tree in her house. She went to a Christian megachurch here in Santa Barbara for awhile, and may still be going there. She told another local friend she admired the Catholics and was thinking of taking classes to convert. She said it isn't easy to be an ex-Jew.

Tommy008

yep just in- Dr. Laura on the hourly KIROFM news saying in a faux cheerful voice that the will be blogging on her website, writing books, and, playing the self-pity card, added "now I'll be on tv a lot more because i won't have a bullseye on my back:"......yeah, right. .... oy vay, that Michael Richards sure is getting a lot of invites to be on tv now......honey, you'r eonly going to be on tv when someone invites you and allows you to be on tv, and i'm guessing the bookers for the varius shows aren't chomping at the bit to get an aging, unpleasant, self-revealed, ugly racist on their various venues.... up until now you could always get a few hundred thousand silly women to buy your next book i suppose but i bet that audience is also shrinking rapidly....don't go away mad, just go away....

Andrew

I suspect she'll announce a deal with Sirius/XM.

Peak Limiter

She will sign on the dotted line with Fox News news as soon as her radioactivity reaches its half life.

Tommy008

nope, she's finished as a radio personality........her whole radio stick was this mask of intimidating, impenetrable arrogance aND superiority, communicated through this fearsome, controlling, unpleasant voice,....THE TIGER WOODS OF RADIO , IF YOU WILL.... i heard her doing the show the other night, post n-word controversy, and her voice sounded completley different, her mojo and "macho" had been taken out of her, and she sounded just pathetic and silly....

Crack Smoker

Her contract is running out and she's staying on the air until then, but the left can pretend they got a scalp.

Tommy008

hahahaa whatever, dude..... little miss macho has lost her mojo......the radio "thing" ahe has been doing all theses years is this very peculiar. supercontrolling , intimidation act......the black woman was the first caller who ever really effectively stood up to her, and avoided being trivialized by the bitch, putting the first crack in her "impenetrable" facade of arrogance....the followups with Al Sharpton and others served as a kind of chisel in her crack... then came the radio netweork honchos who undoubtedly forced her unwilling racist ass to apologize on air.....an act like the kind she has been pulling off depends on super control...she lost control, plain and simple......she just can't pull off this act anymore.. by it's nature it is quite fragile and can shatter into pieces at any time.. it's not human to constantly project that much controlling, negative energy....she can't regain the "little miss macho" thing anymore....she knows shes going to be shown the door quite soon anyway,if she hasn't already been told she wont be renewed,... so this was her way of saving face....

Tommy008

ok i don't know for a fact that the network has fired her or will fire her , but i know this for a certainty....the "little miss macho" act thing has became so much a part of this repulsive bitch'es persona that once it is smashed into little pieces, as it just has been, it is just not an option for her to continue on. She would rather retire than adopt a more human, less controlling persona for her show. She's simply going through the motions of doing her show for a few more months to save face.

Fremont

"Her lack of moral terpitude, as demonstrated in her personal affairs...

I think you mean the opposite, Bla'M, e.g. "her display" of moral turpitude or baseness... She oozes moral turpitude in those gorgeous naked pics.

Puget Sound

I agree with Seattle Jew.

In addition, that word isn't one one should be using to be 'funny.' Andrew you seem very comfortable with a horrible, racist word. Putting it in quotes and attributing it to someone says a lot about you on a deeper level. Quite revealing. Such a word is so loaded with meaning that you shouldn't be playing with it in such a cavalier fashion. Especially to score a political point. It's a hurtful, vile, and contemptuous word that says much about the user. Unless of course, you don't think the use of the word is all that much of a big deal. That would be sad.

See, we can all play the 'what she means' game. It's fairly easy and takes no deep reflection. Grow up.

If she used that quote you posted, then I'll apologize. But if she didn't then you should.

Nice try, aNdrew.
You gonna man up or play the closet racist role.

Brian

Puget Sound, didn't you post that same message this morning?

Puget Sound

like a fine wine, it gets better with age.
actually, i just want to make sure that andrew knows it won't go away.

CMC

It's a turn-off to see sexist language being used to describe LS. Using bigotry as a weapon against bigotry is misguided. Instead of discussing naked photos of LS or referring to her as the B-word, it would be more useful to explain why white people don't have the *right to use the N-word.

tigsnort

You have the right to use it. Nobody's stopping you.

CMC

It is useful to remember that slave owners used the N-word to describe their property. So, when former slaves and their descendants took back that name as an act of rebellion and used it to signify a shared second-class status, white folks can’t have it back. I can say anything, but words have meanings and we ought to use them wisely.

Tommy008

you're right, it was terrible of me to call Laura a bitch. She really is a nice lady. And actually i was all wrong. She isn't a racist, after all. I heard a clip today where she said she had a black bodyguard, who was a "dear friend". bwahahahahahahaahha sorry- if ever there was a woman who has earned the name bitch , she is that woman. And i plan to keep using the word to describe her.

Andrew

I think black people refer to as eachother as "nigger" (yes, "nigga" is the same as "nigger") because deep down they still feel like they're being shit on by whitey. It's as if to say "you still treat us like niggers, so we're going to remind you that you used to not be so discreet about it."

Larry King compared it to gays or mexicans self referring with epithets, but sorry no, I don't hear gays calling eachother "faggots" on a frequent basis. Blacks take special exception with the word. They use it often to remind people that it's there.

Puget Sound

it's a very powerful word loaded with historical meaning, andrew. not a word to be used lightly.

i'm glad you recognize your mistake.

CMC

Tommy008, you are hilarious and you sound just like Dr. Laura. LS is racist and you are sexist. I see you echo the logic of the famous philosophers N.W.A. when you imply "A bitch is a bitch." What a wonderful world we live in.

Andrew

I made no mistake. I'm not concerned with offending anyone in this comment thread. That should be clear to you by now.

Tommy008

IF YOU LISTEN TO the tail end of the Dr. Laura clip, from last week, the black woman asks her whether she thinks it's ok for her husbands white friends to use the N word. she says " it depends on how it's used". We know she's not talking about race, because little miss "i'm smarter than everyone else" goes on to contemptuously pohpooh and dismiss the caller's claim that white people can't use the word toward blacks. So she must be talking about some other criteria. The only thing i can think of, is she thinks it's ok for a white to use it toward a black person if he or she is saying it in a goodnatured tone of friendliness. This reminds me of the scene in Rush Hour when Jackie Chan sees Chris Tucker go into a black bar in South Central LA , go up to the black barman and say "what's up negro?". The barman lights up in delight and they slap hands and laugh. Tucker goes into a private room leaving Chan to belly up to the bar with the intentions of ordering a drink. "What's up negro?" Chan good naturedly addresses the barman. with a broad genuine smile on his face. Of course the Barman proceeds to go ballistic and calls all his friends in to kick Chan's ass. By Schlesinger's logic it would be ok for a group of old German non-Jewish men to tell the same "black humor" Nazi concentration camp jokes that the table of old Jews on the other side of the coffee shop are telling, as long as the Germans had kindly smiles on their faces, and a good-natured spiri,t as they told them.

Tommy008

How come Jackie Chan "gets it" and little miss Ph.D "smarter than anyone in the room" doesn't?

Andrew

The idea that a black woman is married to a white man, and that this white man and his white friends say nigger this and nigger that in her presence makes my stomach turn, and having "Dr" Laura join in on the assault of this poor woman is appalling on a whole other level. I'll have to side with T008, the bitch is... evil. Is she quitting - or was she fired?

Coiler

She is 'quitting' in some convoluted attempt to claim how her 1st amendment rights are being threatened. The Aryan Nations thought they had the support of believers in free enterprise, too.

Andrew

It makes no sense: quit your show voluntarily and then claim you're being silenced? It's bat shit craziness... and then Sarah Palin comes out in support of this illogical situation. Does anyone over there have a brain? I have a question for the right. How do you look yourselves in the mirror?

Puget Sound

I made no mistake. I'm not concerned with offending anyone in this comment thread. That should be clear to you by now.

Posted by: Andrew | August 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM

you feel way too free and easy throwing that word around on the net. that's sad.
hopefully you don't do so in public as it can really be hurtful.

you really have a habit of blurting out crap and then having to walk it back. for some reason, you think it is acceptable to be using such a racist word.
it says so much about you.

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