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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fox Way Ahead of the Rest.

From Newsmax.com Feb. 7

Fox News had all 13 of the top cable news shows in total viewers for the fifth month in a row in January, and had the best January in its history.
Fox was up 22 percent in total viewers in January compared to January 2009, and up an extraordinary 51 percent in the key 25-to-54 demographic.
CNN was down 34 percent in total viewers in January compared to the previous year, and MSNBC was down 26 percent.

Fox dominated its rivals in covering the major political event of the month, Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts special election for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, mediaite.com reported.

Fox was also helped by Sarah Palin, who joined the network as an analyst and drew 3.95 million viewers for her first appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Jan. 12.

For the month, Fox averaged 2.94 million prime-time viewers, compared to 946,000 for CNN and 838,000 for MSNBC, according to Nielsen.

CNN topped MSNBC in weekday prime-time viewers during January for the first time in six months, helped by its comprehensive coverage of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

And MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann slipped to third in his time slot behind Bill O’Reilly on Fox and HLN’s Nancy Grace

84 comments:

Sarkazein said...

I read somewhere or heard on FOX the government paid $2.5M for the Super Bowl add. There is no stopping these people.

Sarkazein said...

CHICAGO (AP) - The Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor has dropped out of the race less than a week after winning the nomination amid a political uproar about his past.
Scott Lee Cohen announced his decision Sunday night at a Chicago bar.

The pawn broker and owner of a cleaning supplies company won the nomination Tuesday. Since then, it has become widely know that he was accused of abusing his ex-wife and holding a knife to the throat of an ex-girlfriend.

The girlfriend herself had been charged with prostitution. He also admits using steroids in the past.

Liberal POV said...

Fox Groupies

Fictional entertainment and journalism are two different programs.

guy faulkes said...

Fox news gives equal time to both the left and the right. It has both conservative and liberal commentators. In the fringe media of CBS, ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, etc. this is unheard of. It drives the left crazy. They are so used to liberally biased reporting, they cannot stand for anything o be presented about the other side of the issue.

This is why internet news sources also do so well and why many newspapers are failing. People are tired of biased reporting.

POV, how do you explain the numbers? Could it be that once again you are out of step with reality?

Sarkazein said...

Obama picked the Colts. The kiss of death.

Sarkazein said...

"American and Crusader interests are everywhere and their agents are moving everywhere," Shahri said. "Attack them and eliminate as many enemies as you can."///


Holder- "He is just expressing his First Amendment Rights."
Obama asks-"Can't we issue a misdemeanor arrest warrant for disturbing the peace?"

Sarkazein said...

POV- By you not reading, watching, hearing more balanced news coverage, you probably were not reminded of Robert Kennedy Jr's (AKA Squeeky) article 18 months ago talking about the end of winter weather in DC. No more snow, he said. Global warming don't you know.

oatz said...

Only listening to one source of news that only fits your POV is called egocasting.

Sarkazein said...

Oatz- "egocasting"

Good one.

guy fauleks said...

Oatz, my hat is off to you sir. Egocasting fits perfectly.

guy fauleks said...

Off topic.

Do you think this Super Bowl add was supposed to be funny? I do not. I find it frightening and apparently so do many others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml54UuAoLSo

By the way, Ray's Weather says the worst storm of the season so far will start Tuesday. Man made global warming I guess.

oatz said...

This just in.

The Wahington Post reported:

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), 77, a Vietnam veteran who staunchly supported military spending and became a master of pork-barrel politics, died today at Virginia Hospital Center. The 19-term lawmaker died from complications of gallbladder surgery.

Sarkazein said...

Guy- I don't know if the add was supposed to be funny or not. But, the country is part of the way there in making it a reality. This is the kind of enforcement required to enforce their mandates.
The commercial should have shown Gore and Squeeky Kennedy Jr being taken off their private jets in hand-cuffs. It should have shown Pelosi and crew rowing to Copenhagen in 40' seas.
It didn't seem far-fetched enough, to me, to be funny.

Sarkazein said...

Add should read ad.

Liberal POV said...

HD

What ever happened to Johnny? Did He/She get arrested or go for treatment?

Liberal POV said...

HD

You are failing to cover the big for profit convention in Nashiville this week.

Lots of silliness there.

Liberal POV said...

Guy

Your beauty queen may not know much about biology, geography or science but she know how to cash in on the fools with a teenage style crush.

I do believe the conservative right is wrost than teenage rock groupies.

Give you people a NASCAR driver, country music personality, movie star or Sarah Palin and the thinking stops.

Reader said...

Those people are adults, with common sense and they use it. They don't have to brag about how intelligent they are...people know the good ole Nascar guy would give you the shirt off his back, they all would. You see Lib, we're the common folks. We work hard. We love others. We want what's best for them. You are an insulting person and I don't like that about you. We are who we are...We love Christ first, our family and The United States of America is next. So you might want to try to be nicer, we get along better with nice people. We don't like to be around whiny, boring people either. If you know someone who needs a job, send them to me. I'll give them one or I'll help them find one. If you need anything, ask us...hell, we'll probably give you what you want, because we know you don't have needs. I guess I'm tired of reading it Lib. You're a good guy sometimes, but very it's very rare and I hate that, cause you'd probably make a good friend. I'll continue to pray for you, like I do everyone on here.

I apologize for the curse word and for ranting.

Sarkazein said...

Thank you Reader.

Liberal POV said...

Reader

Those jabs were at HD, Guy and Sark and maybe not necessary but these folks have been quiet about the Tea Party Convention.
I'm not putting down NASCAR but the groupie mentality of NARCAR.
I must admit I don't get the thrill of watching corporate logos go round and round.

Honest Debate said...

There's hope with people like you in the world Reader.

guy faulkes said...

POV, Palin is very probably going to be our next President, if she wants to run. People like you are going to insure it. Tirades like those you just posted anger the people Reader described.

At least you are now being honest, or at least you were, as you tried to do damage control on your statement. Your elitist attitude about common people came through for a minute. You think you are so superior to the rest of us that we should sit down and shut up. Guess what, socialist boy, we are not going to do it. I would love to see you try to hold a conversation with a NASCAR fan. I doubt you would know what he was talking about. This would not stop you from trying to teach Richard Petty how to drive.

It is very humorous that those that support Obama tried to ridicule Palin for writing notes on her hand (as we all have done) when their god, the man child Messiaen, cannot talk to a group of six graders without a teleprompter. I guess he knew he was going to tell to many lies to fit them on his hand.

By the way, POV nice job of changing the subject of the thread as you cannot argue with the fact Fox news is superior to the others. When I post off topic, I tell people I am going to do so in order to separate the post from the thread. I do not use it as a tactic to run from the issue.

I to miss Rico. I hope she returns soon.

Sarkazein said...

Where's Bridle? Snowed in, power out, and reading a book by Al Gore by candle-light.

Sarkazein said...

I may have to take some time off to try and stop laughing.


WH: Some Critics 'Serving the Goals of al Qaeda'
February 09, 2010 7:16 AM

In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan -- Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism -- responds to critics of the Obama administration's counterterrorism policies by saying "Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only serve the goals of al-Qaeda."

Anonymous said...

Even I admitedly watch the channel daily. But this doesn't, by any means, reflect support of the network's editorial narrative. It simply shows my embarrassing curiosity about and fascination with all things train-wreckish.

Persons who saw the Howard Stern biopic "Private Parts" will likely remember this exchange that I believe applies not only to an explaination of the shock-jock's high ratings but to those of FOX News as well:

Researcher: The average radio listener listens for eighteen minutes a day. The average Howard Stern fan listens for - are you ready for this? - an hour and twenty minutes.

Pig Vomit: How could this be?

Researcher: Answer most commonly given: "I want to see what he'll say next."

Pig Vomit: All right, fine. But what about the people who hate Stern?

Researcher: Good point. The average Stern hater listens for two and a half hours a day.

Pig Vomit: But... if they hate him, why do they listen?

Researcher: Most common answer: "I want to see what he'll say next."

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous, it will be hard for you to ever top that comment with a more juvenile analogy.

Anonymous said...

About as hard as it would be for you to more flippantly dismiss a relatively valid premise.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- Relative to what?

oatz said...

Next Topic M. Obama says WHAT?

Good Morning America reported:

“I think my husband has done a phenomenal job staying on course, looking his critics in the eye, coming up with clear solutions against staying the course,” Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts in an exclusive morning television interview on “Good Morning America.” “That’s what leadership is. But people have the right to criticize the President of the United States.”

Are you staying the course or comming up with clear solutions not to stay the course? Which is it? Bush was hammered for staying the course, but now its a good thing? I am getting more confused? By the way, What course are you on? Destroying jobs, the Economy, take over of Banks, automobiles, Wall Street? Which is it? Health Care?

Could we get something other than generalities? What exactly are we changing besides her dress size? I mean talk about pigs with averaging a party every three days for a year Michelle is really porking up.

Anonymous said...

Relative to the truth, Sark.

Check out the October 2009 Pew Research Center report that shows a full 39% of FOX News' regular viewership consists of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents.

My original points on this thread were that even dangerous lefties like me watch FOX News and that this particular viewing choice does not necessarily reflect a wholesale decision on the part of the public to buy into FOX's unique editiorial narrative.

To illustrate how my viewing habits and those of other round-earthers might pad FOX's ratings, I cited a passage from "Private Parts" that dealt with a real-world example of "non-believers" tuning in to a broadcast for more time each day than did "believers," purely for the sake of hearing what bizzare and fantastic things would be said next.

But to review material that more objectively proves the roll progressives have played in FOX's ratings bonanza, feel free to check out the full Pew report at http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1395/partisanship-fox-news-and--other-cable-news-audiences

oatz said...

Before January 20, 2009: Criticism and protest were the highest forms of patriotism!

After January 20, 2009: Criticism and protest are treasonous and help our enemies!!!

What a difference an Obama makes!!

Sarkazein said...

OK A'mous, I can now tell where you are coming from.

You relate to The Howard Stern Show as a news source, and Pig Vomit would be your point of reference.

guy faulkes said...

Anonymous, what is your point? Of course Democrats and moderates watch Fox news. It is the most reputable news outlet on television. Your concession and your link prove this. You hear only liberal slanted news on the other outlets, so you have to go to Fox news for balanced reporting.

This does not say that the Democrats and those that lean to the Democrat party are liberals. There are conservative Democrats. Have you ever heard the term "blue dog"?

Anonymous said...

The point you've requested of me, guy, was already made when I wrote, "My original points on this thread were that even dangerous lefties like me watch FOX News and that this particular viewing choice does not necessarily reflect a wholesale decision on the part of the public to buy into FOX's unique editiorial narrative."

If that's not clear enough, let's try this......A news network might attract a ton of viewership, but if a significant portion of their audience refuses to drink the Kool-Aid, if they watch merely for amusement or to learn what parroted talking points they should expect from their more conservative workmates the following day, increased ratings numbers are of import only in the context of increased advertising prices.

They mean nothing else.

The question, guy, should be "What was Blogger's point in posting this thread in the first place?" Assuming it wasn't to just share ratings info like one would a list of award show winners, there had to be a reason. What was it?

Sarkazein said...

A'mous wrote-"They mean nothing else."


What it means, is the old style mainstream media of mostly liberal slant is not monopolizing the news anymore.

Sarkazein said...

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Once the hearings are rescheduled, information will be posted at...

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Liberal POV said...

Sark

"What it means, is the old style mainstream media of mostly liberal slant is not monopolizing the news anymore."

This is one of the single biggest lies ever told.
The old style media has always been owned and ran by corporate America with extremely conservative editors.

Yes, some journalist who are informed of the details of how things work, who's honest and who's on the take are most likely liberal but these are not the people who make asignments or decide what gets published or what page it appears.
You must have hear that lie on Fox News.

Sarkazein said...

Al Gore proving to the liberals global warming exists.

Sarkazein said...

POV wrote:"This is one of the single biggest lies ever told."


That ship has sailed, it's already been admitted and is settled politics. There is a consensus that says it's so. So it is so.

Reader said...

Off topic, but I had to share. HD, still can't do that other stuff with the links...sorry. I'm too dumb.

http://www.worldmag.com/editorialcartoons/

Honest Debate said...

Fox has a show called "Red Eye" that airs at 3AM. It's beating CNN's prime time shows in certain coveted demographics.

Total Domination.

Honest Debate said...

Nonny,

I do kinda, sort of, a little bit see where you're coming from but you're ommiting crucial information.

You wrote: "It simply shows my embarrassing curiosity about and fascination with all things train-wreckish" but failed to describe the train wreck or the curiosity. What viewpoint is consistently ignored on Fox? What gets under your craw when you watch everyday? Where are the lies? Which networks are better and why?

Sarkazein said...

To a hardcore liberal, like A'mous, seeing FOX news and its fair and balanced style, is like a formerly blind adult seeing for the first time. Their brains cannot identify the image they are seeing as a person, so it freaks them out.

Sarkazein said...

H.D- I've watched Red Eye a few times. I'll be flipping by it and end up watching it for a long time. I hate to admit it, but I like it. It's like the real Wayne's World, except about current events. Red Eye was my first introduction to Andrew Breitbart.

Honest Debate said...

This is why CNN's ratings, along with all but Fox, are in the toilet.

Honest Debate said...

Sark,

I've seen clips, it is funny. My prurient interest is which Fox babes are freaky. I mean, Patti Ann Brown??! Who knew?

Sarkazein said...

H.D-

If a Republican President had done the things Obama has done, the WH Press corp would be staging a death watch. Every other question would be the resign question. The alphabet media would be running extended broadcasts with expert commenters and David Gergan predicting the outcome. Historians discussing the Nixon era would be wall to wall. And POV is still stuck in the sixties, not believing the MSM is slanted to the left.

Anonymous said...

HD- When I confessed my attraction to "all things train-wreckish," I said nothing at all about FOX News ignoring a viewpoint, lying, getting under my craw, or being less worthy than any other network.

Perhaps I should have used "all things Jerry Springer-ish" or "all things WWE Smackdown-ish," as those terms may better represent the guilty pleasure I enjoy when watching FOX's editorial programming and its talk shows.

To be clear, I find the blocks of the FOX day dedicated to straight news presentation to be quite objective and rather similar to those on CNN, HLN, CNBC and each of the regular networks.

Mike D. said...

HD,

That Rush link is great. I'm not a fan of Rush Limbaugh, but in that clip, he presents evidence that speaks for itself. Any chance you could get that video added here as its own post?

Sarkazein said...

H.D-

I just watched a montage of Patty Ann Brown's introductions on YouTube. I wasn't sure who you meant.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous wrote- "Perhaps I should have used "all things Jerry Springer-ish" or "all things WWE Smackdown-ish," as those terms may better represent the guilty pleasure I enjoy when watching FOX's editorial programming and its talk shows."


This and a previous comment ooze the arrogance and elitism of a typical liberal.
Things they don't agree with are beneath them and are "Springer-ish" (Jerry Springer a hardcore Democrat by the way).
I will add it is a false sense of superiority.. delusional even.
Since A'mous doesn't appreciate FOX, he relates it to WWE Wrestling. The results of the polls re FOX, and the results of the last elections, are just a results of the unwashed masses not having appreciation for intellect. "Guilty pleasure", sounds like a yuppie talking about Godiva chocolates.

Sarkazein said...

THIS is an example of how well government works. These are the same people liberals, anonymous or not, want to turn their health-care over to.

Anonymous said...

As is frequently the case, you make a total mis-read, Sark. I completely appreciate FOX News for its objective reporting during actual straight news programs, AND I appreciate its entertaining editorial and talk show programs as well. I just seem to appreciate it more than some conservatives as I'm actually able to tell the difference between the two.

I also recognize Rachel Maddow's and Keith Olbermann's shows as editorial entertainment, NOT as true news programs. I'm simply not as entertained by them as I am, usually, by the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.

See, the ability to recognize the difference between objectivity and subjectivity isn't a sign of elitism, Sark. It's just a sign of sanity.

And for the record, my chocolate of choice is Hershey's. Please keep that in mind this Sunday.

Reader said...

Liberals are just tuning in for the truth. It makes them sleep better at night.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- Mis-read? No, I called you on it.


" It simply shows my embarrassing curiosity about and fascination with all things train-wreckish."-A'mous

"Perhaps I should have used "all things Jerry Springer-ish" or "all things WWE Smackdown-ish," as those terms may better represent the guilty pleasure I enjoy when watching FOX's editorial programming and its talk shows."-A'mous

"... editorial and talk show programs as well. I just seem to appreciate it more than some conservatives as I'm actually able to tell the difference between the two."-A'mous

Nope, no elitism in those comments. A'mous, its a characteristic of liberals, you can't help it. I find your elitism humorous as it is so obvious its like a written caricature.

Anonymous said...

And yet ANOTHER mis-read, Sark.

Your initial one, refered to in my last post, was displayed through your claim that I don't appreciate FOX News. That's completely untrue as I have a tremendous amount of appreciation for both FOX's actual news reporting AND for their lively entertainment programming as well.

Objectivity versus subjectivity, Sark. Trust me....there's a difference. And that difference is recognized not only by me, but, I'd venture to guess, by a large portion of the 39% Democrat and Democrat-leaning viewers who have been proven (in the Pew report) to pad FOX News' ratings.

Just to remind you.....It was those same ratings that were, for some unexplained reason, the subject of this thread's header post. Feel free to topically comment on that subject at your earliest convenience.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- This may be a break through for you. You at least try to deny elitism... that's a start.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the only time I addressed your charge of elitism is when I suggested that my ability to discern between objectivity and subjectivity isn't a sign of elitism.

If it makes you feel better to categorize me as an elitist, feel free.

And if you ever get the itch to offer topical commentary on FOX's ratings and any conclusions one should draw from them, feel free to do that, too.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous wrote-"Actually, the only time I addressed your charge of elitism is when I suggested that my ability to discern between objectivity and subjectivity isn't a sign of elitism."

Then you weren't addressing my "charge".

Anonymous said...

Are you attempting to wow with your crafty sense of misdirection, Sark, or do you simply have nothing of an interesting and defenseable nature to offer on this particular thread's topic?

Either way, you still remain amusing. Not so much as FOX New's nightly entertainment programming, but amusing all the same.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- The FOX ratings numbers are objective, your ability to deny your sense of elitism is subjective.
I am surprised you admit to watching a television.

Anonymous said...

Still amusing.

Johnny Rico said...

Liberal Socialist Sheep said:

"This is one of the single biggest lies ever told."

Well that's the pot calling the kettle black now isn't it. Talk about lies and hypocrisy, why is it that you still have not answered the following:

1. How can you say Americans do not donate more than any and all other countries, both as a whole and per capita?

2. What would you say to all the out of work stone masons, carpenters, dry wallers, house painters and young boys looking to make a buck in the summer mowing lawns after you called them lazy and deserving of having their jobs taken by illegal aliens?

3. Why won't you give an opinion on the "No Guns For Negros" video that you have been presented with time and again. With what just occured in King, NC, you should be all over the abolishment of civil liberties!

The last time I hammered you and the other lemmings with a few well timed questions, you vanished like ghosts. Are you going to do it again or answer the questions? I think I know the answer.

Also, I haven't had the opportunity to drill you since Brown won in Mass. Still think you socialists don't have something to worry about in 2010? LOL!!!

I would love to stay and continue the one sided pounding, but I have a 165 person company to run. Even though you aren't smart enough to realize it, my employment is good for you in that I am being taxed to death so you and your worthless, undeserving ilk can lead the easy life. LOL!!!!

Miss me yet?

LOL!!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS Were you born stupid or did you just get that way somehow?

Barbara

Johnny Rico said...

Tricycle Lard/Cheerleader,

You want some medicine also?

Johnny Rico said...

How about you Mike D (ummy)? It looks like they ran you off this site which is not hard to do to a socialist liberal such as yourself. LOL!!!

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

Grey

Mike D. said...

Rico,

When I was standing on the corner of Grand Blvd. and King Street, by myself, shouting down actual Socialist protesters over a megaphone I rented with my own money, with a speech I wrote by myself, where were you? At my side? Were you standing shoulder to shoulder with me as I received death threats?

When I organized a rally to support our troops on the corner of King Street and Depot street, with support from local radio and the VFW, in direct opposition to the anti-military protesters on the adjacent corner, did you attend? Did you help me hang the 20' x 14' American flag on the building facade from the roof of Farmer's Hardware?

When I counter-protested the bastards on ASU's Sanford Mall with my signs that read "Most Americans Love Our Great Nation, These People Do Not", were you there to defend me from the crazy bitch woman who screamed at me and tore down my sign?

When I counter-protested on the corner of Hwy 321 and Hwy 105, holding my huge red, white and blue sign that read "In My Opinion, These 'Peace Activists' are Crybabies, Hate-Mongers, Traitors and Terrorist Sympathizers", were you there to protect me from the two instances of physical assault that I endured?


I applaud your written contributions, your attempt to fight the good fight, but your tendency to see everyone who disagrees with you leads you to speak nonsense.

As usual, you speak before you review, before you reflect, before you think. Otherwise, you would realize that those who run and contribute to this site have welcomed my input with open arms.

I appreciate their hospitality, and I enjoy the interaction, especially the live blogging during the State of the Union Address.


As I said before, slow down, reflect, think, then speak, and please don't ever call me a "liberal socialist sheep" again.

Sheep stand in flocks. I stand alone.

Honest Debate said...

Nonny,

You're halfway there if you acknowledge Fox is fair. If you'd just learn the others aren't we would be getting somewhere.

Anonymous said...

HD: I readily admit that FOX News is fair in their news reporting during straight news programming. But extending any discussion of "fairness" to include a network's infotainment offerings is just plain silly. Editorial exposition and talk show opinions have nothing to do with straight news. As such, they needn't be fair nor balanced. And that goes for ALL news networks.

Whether you tune into FOX, or MSNBC, or CNN, or HSN, so long as you're watching a REAL news broadcast (with a single anchor, shot from the chest up, sitting behind a desk, delivering straight news with no additional editorializing and no input from slanted pundits), you're pretty much going to get the same story from each outlet.

But during FOX's, CNN's, MSNBC's or HLN's infotainment broadcasts, reasonable and sane viewers know to toss any expectations of fairness and objectivity out the window. It's only blindly obedient non-thinkers (from BOTH ends of the political spectrum) who swallow this tripe, call it "news," and demand that it be balanced.

It is what it is. And that's entertainment programming too often perceived as real news by chest-pounding dolts who eschew objective truth out of a revenous need for near-constant ideological reinforcement.

Sarkazein said...

Just to amuse A'mous, is there anyone on this blog, besides POV of course, who cannot recognize what A'mous has repeated ad nauseam?

re: FOX news segments being different from the political commentator segments?

Does he think the unwashed peasants are incapable of such brilliance?

Sarkazein said...

A'mous- "... broadcast (with a single anchor, shot from the chest up, sitting behind a desk, delivering straight news with no additional editorializing and no input from slanted pundits)"


24-7 Now there 's a recipe for success.

(there needs to be a sarcasm font)

Sarkazein said...

Mike D - Thanks for the history, keep up the good fight.

Anonymous said...

It would certainly appear that such capability would be at least doubtful, Sark, provided posters on this thread and others insist on using contextually irrelevant words like "fair" and "balanced" when referencing, comparing or critiquing various networks' infotainment programming.

Sarkazein said...

Yes A'mous, a characteristically fitting misconception on you part.

Sarkazein said...

should read: your part

Johnny Rico said...

Mike D (ummy) said:

You want me to slow down? I guess so, a lot of cognitive content comeing fast and furious makes it hard to keep up doesn't it?

And what have I done for the good of society you may ask. No stranger to protests myself, I put my money where my mouth is and counter protested at the anti-war "peace" march in DC in 2007. Nothing like wearing a "Death From Above" T shirt and "mingling" with socialists.

I also set several illegal aliens straight, in DC, during their last march on the capitol. So you had a women attacking you. How about several dozen typically chauvanistic male Mexican illegal aliens who don't respect women bearing down on you after you fininshed calling them illegal aliens (in Spanish I might add). Your protest is piddle sticks by comparasion.

Where were YOU, hotshot, when the religious extremists began badmouthing Sunday hunting here in Watauga County a couple of weeks ago? I am organizing against this as we speak. Are you?

Where were you o great bastion of conservativism when the town of King, NC was put under a state of emergency this week in order to suppress the civil rights of that city's residents? I was busy calling the Mayor and leaving messages.

Where were you, hypocrite, when the local taxpayers in Blowing Rock were having public land taken from them by Virginia Foxx and the town council in order to protect the personal scenic views of a town councilmember who owns a 1.3 million dollar home overlooking the land they took?

Not suprisingly, you talk a rather unimpressive game and are quite frankly amusing at times. You should stay on Watauga Watch with your liberal socialist pals and not venture over here where the varsity squad resides.

Since you are trying hard to fit in here as a quasi conservative though, what are your thoughts on so called assault weapons?

This ought to be intersting.

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico

PS If you ever want to go to a real protest, you are more than welcome to accompany me!!! LOL!!!!

PSS I won

Chelsea

Mike D. said...

Rico,

I think assault weapons should be totally legal. Assault weapons have one practical use, and that is to make war. It is my understanding that this is the reason for the 2nd Amendment in the first place, for the people to be sufficiently armed as to be able to make war. If there is any type of modern firearm that fits this definition, it is the assault weapon.


As to your other barrage of babble:

"I win" is irrelevant.
"You win" is irrelevant.

"We win" is relevant.

If you just answered my list of protests with your own list of protests against the same enemy, and you still think that you and I are enemies, then you need to re-examine what you call reality.

Does any of this make sense to you, or is your mind already four posts ahead of my words?

Anonymous said...

Mike: To expect some on this site to apply normal, sane, rational, civil and humane parameters to their postings, to expect them to read and understand a germane post and then logically present a topical counterpoint or simply remain silent, is just plain silly. They choose, instead, in a sadly needy fashion, to spew off-topic declarations, pound ad nauseum on out-of-context buzz words, and then pray for others to chime in with chest-pounding affirmation.

Sarkazein said...

A'mous, is this one of your guilty pleasures, reading these plain and silly comments? Do you find them amusing ?

Johnny Rico said...

Mike,

You say: "Assault weapons have one practical use, and that is to make war."

This is not so. People using assault weapons can make war as they have done through the ages (Kentucky Flintlock was once an assault weapon), however they have many other uses as well. A rapidly growing segment of hunters are using semi-autos to pursue game (many returning vetrans are comfortable operating AR style weapons and as a result buy them for hunting). Many shooting competitions use assault style weapons. Many weekend plinkers use assault style weapons. The uses are endless and should not be corraled into one specific use only.

You go on to say:

"I applaud your written contributions, your attempt to fight the good fight, but your tendency to see everyone who disagrees with you leads you to speak nonsense."

I in turn applaud your documented commentary, your assault on freedom robbers, however your smug attitude towards those who disagree with you detracts from your otherwise worth acumen.

Finally you say:

"your mind already four posts ahead of my words"

Yes, sadly this is true. My mind is already formulating a literary effort against many, many liberal socialists who want to take OUR freedom. If we think alike then why would I have ever disagreed with you and vice versa?

Johnny Rico

Ed

Johnny Rico said...

Nonymouse said:

"To expect some on this site to apply normal, sane, rational, civil and humane parameters to their postings,"

Can you say HYPOCRISY you dolt of an amoeboid idiot?

Your ole pal

Johnny Rico - Abel


PS I won

Sarkazein said...

I'd pay to see Johnny Rico videos.

Sarkazein said...

INSANITY

Now, if you are old and don't believe Al Gore, you are unpatriotic. These are the kinds of people that start "re-education" camps.

Johnny Rico said...

Thank you Sark. These idiots make it so easy!!!

Sarkazein said...

Global Warming Retreat

Now the guy (one of the infallible scientists Bridle writes of) admits a warming in medieval times was probably global. I hate to tell him, but "fossil" fuel use was minimal then. I wrote that at the risk of being considered unpatriotic.