Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, July 04, 2008

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day
Limbaugh's audience is often underestimated by critics who don’t listen to the show (only 3 percent of his audience identity themselves as "liberal," according to the nonpartisan Pew Research Center for the People and the Press). Recently, Pew reported that, on a series of "news knowledge questions," Limbaugh's "Dittoheads" — the defiantly self-mocking term for his faithful, supposedly brainwashed, audience — scored higher than NPR listeners. The study found that "readers of newsmagazines, political magazines and business magazines, listeners of Rush Limbaugh and NPR and viewers of the Daily Show and C-SPAN are also much more likely than the average person to have a college degree." - New York Times Magazine "Late-Period Limbaugh"
This is the piece in which it was announced that Limbaugh had signed up for another eight years with Clear Channel for a reported $400 million. Yes, friends, the Left is correct: the rich do keep getting richer.

One reason: they don't ignore "flyover country." Them ignorant rubes on the farm aren't so ignorant nor such rubes, and we have money, too. It may surprise you to know, but Jeff "You Might Be a Redneck" Foxworthy is, I believe, the highest-earning comedian going. According to Forbes, his 11 comedy albums have sold 14 million copies - more than any other comedian including Bill Cosby; he earns up to $150k per stand-up show, his merchandise earns him $2.5 million a year. A quote from Foxworthy, while I'm at it:
I remember being in a meeting in L.A. and the guy had a turtle neck and his hair pulled back in a pony tail and three or four earrings and he had on a cashmere turtleneck and a blazer and he goes, "Jeff, I know your people." And I'm looking at him: "My people would beat the hell out of you," you know? But to me, it's like between the two (Los Angeles and New York), there's 200 million people and they would tell me, "Well, you`re not hip or you're not on the cutting edge." I'm like, "There's 200 million people not hip and not on the cutting edge. You don't get that."
Not hip, not cutting edge, but not stupid either.

Limbaugh and Foxworthy are cashing on on the 200 million people who live in "flyover country," even when that country is L.A. or N.Y.C.

And more power to them.

Except Obama wants to tax the hell out of them for making obscene profits.

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