Invader Bill to Heathens:
"Don't Make Me Do Stuff!!"
I am not going to let oppressive, totalitarian, anti-Christian forces in this country diminish and denigrate the holiday and the celebration. I am not going to let it happen. I'm gonna use all the power that I have on radio and television to bring horror into the world of people who are trying to do that. And we have succeeded. You know we've succeeded. They are on the run in corporations, in the media, everywhere. They are on the run, because I will put their face and their name on television, and I will talk about them on the radio if they do it. ... And anyone who tries to stop us from doing it is gonna face me. God Warrior Bill O'Reilly
He Promised Us A List!
He Was Gonna' Check It Twice!
We earlier reported on Bill O'Reilly's plan to put together an enemies list; sort of a Who's Who of liberal enemies of the State. That was on November 15th. So here we are nearly a month later, and what what what? His list is 3 items long! Still! The New York Daily News, The St. Petersburg Times, and MSNBC. Media Matters? Nowhere to be found! Agitprop? Feh!
It's a day for comfort food and PBS. A couple inches of snow on the ground, and more may be coming. But it's a dark day as well for all of us. Shakespeare's Sister and The Heretik have taken the lead in blogging about a 19 year-old woman convicted for false report after she was, it seems, gang-raped by 3 guys.
So, do you like your ownership society now? You own your own financial stuff ... don't ask the government for help if your life is wiped out by a hurricane. But you certainly don't own your actions, especially if they are taken against a woman or another person who's not on the GOP-most-accepted list. The Dear Leader must be beaming.
Please add my site to your enemies list. Perhaps if you asked people to just email you their links, you could save Rupert Murdoch all those research dollars - you wouldn't have to have your staff Googling you all the time.
Also, don't forget Daniel Schorr. He was on Nixon's list, and that certainly qualitifies him for yours.
Yours cheerfully ...
Over at The Defeatists, Commandante Agi T. Prop, the former proprietor of this site, asked to be added too, and also asked Bill to "go easy on the interns."
Right wing radio host Neal Boortz recently suggested that, in the event of another Katrina or terrorist attack, we "save the rich people first." Boortz thinks this is a good idea because the rich are so obviously "responsible for this prosperity."
We at Agitprop are pretty sure that Boortz's, er, final solution is similar to another selection process some right-wingers thought up in the 40s. One can only hope that someday Boortz is left to wonder when help might come as flood waters rise around him.
Do you remember when the Dear Leader famously said that he was not a nation builder? Of course, Afghanistan and Mess-o-potamia have shown that Bush probably didn't mean it when he said it during the second debate in 2000.
Obersturmführer Bennett went on Fox last night to 'splain himself (link to "free Fox video" here) ... claimed the literature on "race and crime" makes his argument less reprehensible. He also put Colmes in his place by saying that, although he'd had plenty of chances to call Colmes a nutty liberal, he just said "no."
He did not say why he linked black people and crime. He didn't even say "violent crime," although that argument is just as silly, and he ignored the disconnect between the total crimes committed and who gets convicted. And what if there was a pre-birth test for Lays, DeLays, and Kozlowskis? What if we could stop them in utero? As Don Henley said, you can steal a lot more with a pen than a gun.
As Bennett said: "If we are surrounded by the trivial and the vicious, it is all too easy to make our peace with it." Surrounded by the vicious? If Bill retires, it'll be less of a crowd.
So what do you think? Will he lose his radio show?
You know, I read this last night, then again this morning. It simply can't be spun, and it gets worse every time you read it:
From the September 28 broadcast of Salem Radio Network's Bill Bennett's Morning in America:
CALLER: I noticed the national media, you know, they talk a lot about the loss of revenue, or the inability of the government to fund Social Security, and I was curious, and I've read articles in recent months here, that the abortions that have happened since Roe v. Wade, the lost revenue from the people who have been aborted in the last 30-something years, could fund Social Security as we know it today. And the media just doesn't -- never touches this at all.
BENNETT: Assuming they're all productive citizens?
CALLER: Assuming that they are. Even if only a portion of them were, it would be an enormous amount of revenue.
BENNETT: Maybe, maybe, but we don't know what the costs would be, too. I think as -- abortion disproportionately occur among single women? No.
CALLER: I don't know the exact statistics, but quite a bit are, yeah.
BENNETT: All right, well, I mean, I just don't know. I would not argue for the pro-life position based on this, because you don't know. I mean, it cuts both -- you know, one of the arguments in this book Freakonomics that they make is that the declining crime rate, you know, they deal with this hypothesis, that one of the reasons crime is down is that abortion is up. Well --
CALLER: Well, I don't think that statistic is accurate.
BENNETT: Well, I don't think it is either, I don't think it is either, because first of all, there is just too much that you don't know. But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could -- if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down. That would be an impossible, ridiculous, and morally reprehensible thing to do, but your crime rate would go down. So these far-out, these far-reaching, extensive extrapolations are, I think, tricky.