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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

When dealing with the deaf, it is sometimes necessary to scream

By Aussiegirl

Lee Harris, author of Civilization and Its Enemies, admits that Michael Savage was right -- and he was wrong.

TCS Daily - Any Port in This Storm

It is not easy to flabbergast me. But over the course of the last week, I have been utterly stupefied by revelations of what the popular radio talk show host Michael Savage has called "Portgate."

I first heard about "Portgate" from a friend who had been listening on his car radio to Michael Savage last Thursday. Savage, true to form, had been ranting and raving about something -- something about how the Bush administration had made a deal with a company owned by the United Arab Emirates to provide security for six of our nation's vulnerable ports. It was all a bit confusing, and my first response was, "What nonsense. How could anyone believe such tripe? Such a story could not possibly be true. That's what you get for listening to Michael Savage." And so forth.
In my defense, let me explain that I had sound and cogent reasons for my savage response to Mr. Savage's story.

[...] Wrong again! (Michael Savage 3, Lee Harris 0)

[...] There are many people who don't like Michael Savage's raucous ranting and raving -- people like me who prefer logic and reason; but, unfortunately, there are times when the only rational thing to do is to rave and rant. This is one of them. If the Bush administration is so far out of touch with reality as to defend the "Portgate" deal to an incredulous and dumbfounded American public, then maybe it is time when all of us need to take a lesson from Michael Savage, and learn to rant and rave ourselves. When dealing with the deaf, it is sometimes necessary to scream.


At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Canadian, I can only look aghast at "Portgate" and wish Ronald Reagan were still with us.

I recall President Bush's speech after 9/11 in which he so vehemently insisted that Islam is "a religion of peace." Then he announced he was setting up a Homeland Security Department and a "war on terror."

So wouldn't you think that, given he'd declared war and all, and on a more-or-less invisible enemy yet, that he'd have the Homeland Security Department promptly *securing* points of entry into the country?

It's odd that he can't seem to recognize the security risk inherent in countries where this "religion of peace" produces fanatical fascists who hate American freedom.

Perhaps this special Department he set up is too busy deporting brilliant Eastern Europe students (like Sviat Karnaoukh)who admire(d) it.


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