Is Mike Masterson getting all his news from Free Republic? | Street Jazz

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Is Mike Masterson getting all his news from Free Republic?

Posted By on Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:53 AM

Reading Mike Masterson’s fawning column about Sarah Palin this weekend, the thought struck me that Mike more and more comes across like one of those souls who sits in the darkness, getting most of their news from short-wave radio and the cretins at Free Republic. 

You haven’t discovered the troglodytes at Free Republic for yourself yet? Check out their ugly  site at: 

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/*/index

It gets mentioned (in way too respectful a manner)  way too many times by conservative columnists.

In the past I have referred to Bill O’Reilly as “the Bully in the bar.” Well, Free Republic is the place where the bullies  - unchecked by the shackles of rationality - meet and post their “thoughts” on the subjects of the day, punctuated every so often by a snarled “Semper Fi!” 

In a real bar, this would be just before the guy’s head collapses back onto the bar, eyes rolling into the back of his skull.

Check it out, just for fun.  But be prepared to take a long shower afterwards.

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On the Air with Walt Eilers

Monday, September 22, Fayetteville mayoral hopeful Walt Eilers will be a guest on my show. Like the other candidates, Eilers is unhappy about the path that our mayor has been taking us over the past several years.

Among the issues we will be discussing are dog parks (my dogs give two paws up on this issue), attracting better industry to Fayetteville,  public transportation and other issues. He also brings up the lack of adequate lighting on some of our trails, as well as the lack of upkeep.

Where is Code Compliance when you need them?

Oh, yeah - making sure campaign signs aren’t too close to the street.

Days and times:

Monday, Sept. 22 - 7pm
Tuesday - Sept. 23 - noon
Saturday - Sept. 27 - 6pm

These one-on-ones give candidates the time that the forums and debates don’t offer  - a chance give more detail on their plans. In addition to my show, C.A.T. has several other hosts interviewing candidates this election season.

Those who don’t have cable can obtain copies of the shows by calling C.A.T. at 444-3433.

rsdrake@nwark.com

 

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