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September 05, 2007

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Andrew

Ron Paul is nothing but a Libertarian crashing the Republican candidate pool. He's as out of place as he looks and sounds. Libertarianism sounds good over coffee but anyone who's read a history book knows their ideals have been tried in the past and we crushed under the weight and reality of human nature.

coiler

The only ones bitching about Paul are candidates and their supporters in his own party. Who is screwing the poll results Chuck, any source?

chucks

No Mr C to the source question.
Just as my friend duffman has been guided by, gut feeling and instinct.
And of course the only ones bitching are legitimate Republican candidates and their supporters. You folks are understandably laughing your butts off, just like we did when Ralphy helped us get rid of that pesky algore in 2000.

PugetSound

Andrew sez:
"Listening to radio hosts you disagree with is far more interesting than listening to ones you agree with. The contrarian host will state a thesis and then support the thesis with some evidence or reason, and if you disagree then it challenges your own conclusions and gives you something to think about.

Only cowards would go out of their way to avoid contrary points of view.

Posted by: Andrew"

Hey Andrew, just curious who do you listen to with a viewpoint contrarian to yours? You ever give Dennis Miller a look?

Sam

Andrew, I agree. In fact, I even like to take it a step further. I like to listen to music I can't stand because I think it's more interesting than listening to music I enjoy. And, I also like eating food that I hate for the same reason. I also buy ugly clothes for myself. It's more interesting that way. Then, I like bitching about how crappy everthing is to people on the internet, and how I think the manufacturers should stop making the things that I buy because they are so crappy.

PugetSound

Andrew -who doesn't want to be considered a 'coward' - also likes to lean into a stiff left hook, piss in the wind, and yell at his boss. :)

seriously, i agree that listening to people that you disagree with is good practice but i wouldn't want to go OCD on it.


OCD: obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Akin to Sparky's deal with correcting the 'spelling' on the message boards.

Tommy008

Frank is having one of his dumb and dumber shows with a psychic on answering questions. He keeps calling ths show "the S files". S? I don't get it. Does Frank actually think psychic starts with an S? Sychic? hahahaah Frank, you make Mike Webb look like Edward R. Murrow.

Andrew

PS, you need to read more closely. Not going out of one's way to avoid dissent is not OCD. It's not even kinda sorta close. OCD is you defending sleezebag conservative bloggers. Get some meds.

Poor Sam: you've likened political preference with clothing preference. Yes, you're a moron, through and through.

Tommy008

This psychic crap on talkradio that Frank is pulling went out in the seventies or early eighties.
this is sad. KIRO is really going backwards with Shiers.

Duffman

The whole episode seemed ridiculous and blown out of proportion to me. Pres Bush is a non-event lame-duck President who matters not at this point. We really are very close to having three (3) POTUS'es! Mrs Clinton, either Mitt Romney or Rudy and Pres Bush. This is simply a token gesture and will not IN ANY WAY affect attendance at 'Hawk games or cause any less fervor should they continue their winning ways. This town has a 'passion' for sports (especially football) and folks 'come together' to support 'their team' regardless of political peccadillos.
-----GO 'HAWKS!!!

Duffman

Sorry Bla'M - that s/have been posted on the Angry Seahawks fans cause radio topic thread.

PugetSound

Andrew sez:
"PS, you need to read more closely. Not going out of one's way to avoid dissent is not OCD. It's not even kinda sorta close. OCD is you defending sleezebag conservative bloggers. Get some meds.

Posted by: Andrew | September 06, 2007 at 11:39 PM"

Lighten up Francis...I mean Andrew, I was just funnin you. In fact I was actually giving you some credit and then making an observation on not wanting to go OCD.
Yikes, I thought by now you had gotten over the whole waitress debacle.

Duffman

Sir Andrew has masterfully managed to discount him/her self from any consideration of substance. I don't believe he will ever be taken seriously. But keep trying.

PugetSound

Duff
shouldn't it read 'Boy Andrew' and not Sir Andrew?

Duffman

Ha..indeed; I was giving him the benefit of the drought! ;o)

Duffman

Not a bad speech, Mr Edwards - I'll have to say: Edwards Speech

Andrew

PS, make no mistake, you had your ass handed to you. Being wrong isn't comedy last I checked.

Duff, if there were ever an arbiter of who gets taken seriously you be at the back of the line, behind lesser species. I'd sooner trust the judgement of a compost pile than trust yours.

Duffman

Why thank you boy andrew, coming from you I'd regard that as a compliment; try to have a really good life. Say hi to mommy, and do let us all know when you move out of her basement.

Andrew

Uh, wierdo, that's not me in any basement. Stop spying on boys in their basements you SICKO. I'm callin the cops on you bud.

PugetSound

andrew sez:
"PS, make no mistake, you had your ass handed to you. Being wrong isn't comedy last I checked."

Dear Andrew
Delusion is life's coping mechanism.
I am glad it helps you get through the day.

Andrew

So after receiving a thorough intelectual beat down you fancy yourself a psychologist? They say people become psychologists to figure out what is wrong with themselves.

PugetSound

so andrew why don't you give us your extensive list of shows that you listen to although you hate the host.

Andrew

Moron: i said people shouldn't GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO AVOID CONTRARY POINTS OF VIEW, not that they should go out of their way to listen to them. I often don't bother to turn off the radio when KIRO switched from Ross to Monson, and I like to listen to Michael Savage every so often to here how he's packaging rabid conservativism with his special brand of hate.

Tommy008

two examples of truly punkass behavior 1. Serena Williams sulking and making selfserving, unsportsmanlike excuses ("she had a lot of lucky shots",etc..") through her short press conference after being knocked out of the 2007 U.S. Open due to an asswhupping at the hands of Justine Henin. 2. Dori Monson, jealous of Mike Webb's funnier shows, much deeper, more professional voice, better diction,and superior onair presence, bringing tapes of some of Mike's more extreme radio moments to KIRO management in hopes of geting him fired.

Tommy008

"I couldn't believe it was the same person. You talked so lovingly about your daughter." Woman caller talking to Frank Shiers. Frank's constant prattling away about his daughter wouldn't be near as annoying if his loving tone in these speeches, wasn't in such stark contrast to the snotty, patronizing disdain and arrogance with which he talks to the average caller on his show.

Andrew

I should send Frank an Instant Message telling him his daughter sounds like a nice girl and that I hope that we have the pleasure of meeting.

Maybe that'll shut him up.

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