depinmad wrote:mostly i'm hoping franken wins so i never have to hear his horrific radio show ever again.
sort of like the people who voted for paul soglin for congress in to create an opening at city hall and the people who voted for former xxxvi. district (1991 redistricting) dane county supervisor buzz davis to get him off the stoughton city council? whether or not one agrees in a particular case, that is one of the smarter voting strategies of which i have heard and i wonder how many people voted for mr franken for that reason.
back when he was on i listened to messrs franken and limbaugh about in equal proportions and although one could call my politics primarily far left i always found limbaugh's show easier to take. i'm not sure who wrote mr franken's material for saturday night live
but of the two i would have picked mr limbaugh for having been the comedian at one time.
of course, in addition to not always being right, mr limbaugh has some irritating habits which i know don't come just from him: to me, the term "conservative" has and always will connote a much more communitarian and somewhat more statist political philosophy an order of magnitude more sophisticated than what he means and extremely rare in the united states outside of the north central states and some portions of the industrial middle west. anti-labour, anti affirmative action, not so environmentally conscious, wanting to throw the uninsured to the dogs, the undocumented worker biz -- mr limbaugh represents a sector of the political spectrum that i would characterise as the f.p.ö. on crack, minus some of the late jörg haider's more outrageous views. same-sex marriage can even be said to be a conservative proposal.
on the other hand, those he calls liberals and socialists are really social democrats, left-wing christian democrats, greens, or centrist independents. again, not completely is fault. his constant harping on nancy pelosi is also somewhat irritating.
also, i would have thought that the empathogenic properties of oxy would have brought him to the centre or beyond, but i guess not. maybe he should have used a potentiator like atarax or soma with it or followed it with a small dose of speed.
mr franken, however, is a hack.