Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bilge

Imagine someone saying the following:
"I am free, free as any man can be, as free as any man ever was - almost continuously. Sure I have to occasionally stop, touch land, mingle with dirt dwellers and their slick glad handing politicians and of course the related uniformed power thugs which anxiously encircle them - you know they don't talk about extortion, these days, nah that's not PC. They don't talk about strong armed tactics or intimidation, nah, they are too civilized for that. Instead we call it taxes and universal health care, and my favorite - paying one's fair share."
Extortion, strong armed tactics, intimidation = health care! Give me a break. Anyone can harbor whatever resentful, bitter ignorant attitudes they want about taxes and health care, but it's not fit material for a public news program. However, NPR sees fit to provide a forum to captain Fatty Goodlander.

I could only wonder if Goodlander felt the same about health care when he had a minor heart attack and was "evacuated by air to a cardiac unit in Puerto Rico"? I wonder who was extorted and intimidated to get him the care he needed then?

6 comments:

War On War Off said...

Cap'n Fatty is a perfect mascot for NPR: utterly fascinated by his own ego, and totally out to sea!

Porter Melmoth said...

NPR likes to think it's influential, but some of the gimmicks they come up with are pretty stale. This 'Fatty' dude (he really isn't very fat at all) is NPR's attempt to create some kind of Hemingwayesque free spirit to attract listeners and uh, inspire them, or something. Whatever. To me he is a big fat bore. I'll stick with Nansen, Shackleton, Lindbergh and Earhart, thank you very much, not some digital dope showing off his bland talents in turquoise waters in which he doesn't belong.

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Gawd, I am EVER so glad I'm boycotting and ignoring them! It bears repeating like a broken-record mantra everytime I read about their atrocities here; this fat f*ck (MY Cap'n is CRUNCH!) I'm hearing about notwithstanding.

b!p!f!b! said...

And furthermore, I'll suspect he got his gig via high recommendation from 'Kreepy, schmoozin' on the dock of the yacht club.

Porter Melmoth said...
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Porter Melmoth said...

Oh, b!p!, how lucky thou art, having successfully extracted yourself from the sickening tractor beam of National Polluting Radiation. I can only but dream...
On the other hand, the rinkydinkness of NPR is rendering even the outrageous stuff pretty forgettable pretty fast.