Monday, April 30, 2012
Schultz, a 20 year veteran of talk radio, actually got his start as a conservative talker out of Fargo, ND. According to an interview with the LA Times, his ideology began to change after visiting a Salvation Army cafeteria in 1998.
I began listening to Schultz on the internet around 2007. When I moved back to Minnesota in 2008, I was glad to know he was on the airwaves on Minneapolis' KTNF-AM950. I really enjoyed his no nonsense style, as well as his ability to identify with blue collar working folks.
About a year and a half ago, I was overjoyed when a member of KTNF's marketing team invited then co-host, Roger Shaver and I to the studio to meet Ed, who was just finishing up a broadcast from their studio. It didn't take long for me to feel a little put off, when all we really got out of the deal was a 2 minute photo op, before he and his wife had to be whisked off in their snazzy Escalade livery cab. I was told later that MSNBC contracted with that particular company. I must have had that "not good enough to ride in a regular taxi" look in my eye. This was the first time I've ever been disappointed with any contact I've had with a "celebrity."
You have to understand, in 30 years of pushing a hack, I've had celebs and ball players in my cab, too numerous to mention. I don't get star struck very easily. I didn't view Ed as a celebrity, as much as I did a champion for the liberal cause.
I hate to say it, but I think the bright lights of 30 Rock have changed this once humble champion of the common man. Of late, he's real short with callers to his show, even going as far today, as dressing down an obviously nervous caller (most of them are) for asking if he could "say something."
He's also made a point of saying that he doesn't want to talk to Republicans, saying that he doesn't "like" them. I know as a talk host, I have a long way to go to reach "Big Eddie's" lofty perch, but one thing I do enjoy is debating with opposing views. That doesn't mean I like Republicans any more than he does, but I feel how else can you give your position any credibility if you're unwilling to shoot down the FOX News talking points when presented with them.
Schultz's recent changes have not made me mad enough to flip on the oldies music station when he comes on. But what it has done has made me appreciate the humility of a talker that I feel is much more informative, and educational to listen to, Thom Hartmann.
I say this only as a listener, and a strong believer in liberal talk radio, Mr. Schultz, I suggest you might want to go back to your roots. A little humble pie goes a long way.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
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Nicholas' Caring Bridge page
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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Friday, April 20, 2012
By reports, Rep. Franson wasn't even in the chamber, yet she felt the need to tweet this.
House Floor prayer today may as well been dedicated to "Mother Earth", coincidence? I think not. 2nd offensive prayer in a month. #mnleg— Mary Franson (@MaryFranson) April 20, 2012
I was just beginning to give her credit for some common sense too, after introducing the bill that would ban employers from requiring employees to provide social media passwords. Needless to say, I'm mildly disappointed.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
BTW.. I see that the Romneys went to the same child naming scholl as did the Palins.
Ted Nugent endorsed my Dad today.Ted Nugent? How cool is that?! He joins Kid Rock as great Detroit musicians on team Mitt!— Tagg Romney (@tromney) March 2, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Only a fascist would demand religions disobey their faith. Our Potus is a fascist. #p2— Donna (@donnalashe) April 6, 2012
Incredibly stupid tweets - Part I. via @NathanHale1775, @kesgardner, @CatMackster, @hey_sherm, @GeneTaylorUSA
This guy went deep with a few more gems, but he blocked me from embedding them. Chicken!
Had to snip this off my TweetDeck timeline before it was erased...
Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Monday, April 2, 2012
Are we in a parallel universe? Bill O'Reilly is defending transgender woman's right to enter Miss Universe pageant
Sunday, April 1, 2012
As someone who firmly agrees with Dr. Paul's position on this country's military intervention policy, I'm afraid that stance is the single reason he has not garnered more support from the primarily chicken hawk Republicans.
See what a 5th grade education, and an outdated version of Microsoft paint will get you?