On one hand, I know I'm wasting too much time going to Reddit everyday.
On the other hand, I always get a belly laugh or two. Every time I get a belly laugh, I feel like a week younger, so enough belly laughs...
Huffington Post was making a HUGE deal out of the Limbaugh thing, until people started pointing out that their owners, AOL, were advertising on his show.
Then all the stories started to subside for awhile. (I had an image of a scramble at the Huff Post offices -- "You mean WE advertise on that show?")
LATER: I was wrong. AOL dropped Limbaugh along with 18 others so far. (Who's an advertiser and who isn't is a bit murky. Who stays in, will be all in.)
As to my post yesterday, wondering if Limbaugh would have sense enough to back off -- or would try to get cute?
He tried to get cute. It didn't work. He dug the hole deeper, but he still seems arrogant about it all. As of yesterday, I figured it would all blow over, but now?
Only if he shuts up, which I don't think he is capable of doing.
By the way, Colbert had more extended clips of the things Limbaugh was saying and it was sooooooooo much worse than I knew. If anything, the media has been playing it down. If the things he's been quoted as saying were 10's on a scale, he said a whole bunch of things that were 8's and 9's.
I still think he'll weather the storm, but I think he's tarnished. I think he's incapable of understanding that he won't be able to say the same things he used to say...
(I try to use the real name of people I'm talking about -- most of the time. Instead of cute but demeaning nicknames.)
I had a good friend who listened to Limbaugh about a decade ago, and we used to have some good discussions about politics. He left town and we lost touch.
I have to wonder if it would even be possible to have a civil argument nowadays.
Seems like a lot of my friends are conservative. Partly because I'm a pretty conservative guy in personality. Kind of feel like you need to live by a eithical code. Not so much a relativist in my own behavior, or I try not to be.
On the other hand, I like to think when it comes to others that I'm trying to understand them. The weaknesses and bad luck.
I've had some good luck, and I know it.
I think personal behavior is just that, and within your control. I picked up a bit of puritanism from my Mom, I think. Stoic philosophy. My behavior is my behavior.
I think society is complicated, people have baggage dumped on them that isn't their fault, so I'm a liberal when it comes to politics.
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