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Leave Rush Alone

The man is an instigator, a pot stirrer, and a knave.  I find his show boring, predicable, uninformative and uninspired, a three hour long recitation of Republican talking points.  I agree with almost nothing he says.

That being said, the reaction to the latest Rush Limbaugh shock jock provocation seems irrational.   Gloria Allred, an attorney herself, declared he should be arrested.  Really?  You should know better than that, after all that fancy law schoolin’ and such.  The Los Angles City Council passed a resolution banning intolerable radio speech.  Called “largely symbolic” which is double speak, one wonders what symbols we should associate with such a measure.

The reason for the first amendment to the constitution is to prevent the very slippery slope of banned speech and censorship.

It is time to reacquaint people with some of the basic controls on a radio.  The first is called the “tuning knob” or on modern radios, the “seek” button.  You can press (or turn) this when you are not hearing something to your liking.  The other control know on the radio is the “volume” knob.  This can be used to turn the radio volume down or off.

As far as Rush Limbaugh is concerned, if enough people use the aformentioned radio controls, he will eventually end up on XM/Sirius, where all big DJ’s go to fade away, with the likes of Howard Stern and Oppie and Anthony.  It would be far better to allow the market to decide Rush Limbaugh’s fate, than to try and wage some type of questionable legal war on free speech.

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A pessimist sees the glass as half empty. An optimist sees the glass as half full. The engineer sees the glass as twice the size it needs to be.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
~1st amendment to the United States Constitution

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
~Benjamin Franklin

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~Rudyard Kipling

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes the freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers
~Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, Article 19

...radio was discovered, and not invented, and that these frequencies and principles were always in existence long before man was aware of them. Therefore, no one owns them. They are there as free as sunlight, which is a higher frequency form of the same energy.
~Alan Weiner

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