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Live on H&C: Well, I guess I held my own (mhking on FNC last night)
Ramblings' Journal | 4.28.04 | Michael King

Posted on 04/28/2004 5:43:35 AM PDT by mhking

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To: Natty Bumppo@frontier.net
My guess is that Barron will never be invited back, but that you will.

Unfortunately Barron was on H&C a couple of times before. I guess they couldn't find anybody interesting to defend Jackson so they had to use him. Except for a couple of minor changes, they could have just ran the tape of one of his last visits and it would have been exactly the same, spin to no end. If it weren't for liberal talking points, Barron would have had nothing to say during the show.

mhking did great and I'm glad he's here with us.

101 posted on 04/28/2004 6:46:53 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Proud member of the right wing extremist Neanderthals.)
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To: mhking
"I know that he started shreiking in my ear when my cage didn't get too rattled..."

The majority of people who watched it won't remember what was said, but they will remember the impressions made by the speakers. Dignity and decorum trump classless displays like his every time.

We don't have cable, so I didn't get to see it, but I can tell you from what has been posted here that my reaction would have been similar to Mitchell's. I just want that type to "shut up" and let someone talk who has some sense.

p.s. Thanks for being there. Sounds like you may bring your " very liberal" dad around before it's over and done. :-)

102 posted on 04/28/2004 6:48:38 AM PDT by LucyJo
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To: mhking
I watched the whole thing - Excellent job!
103 posted on 04/28/2004 6:51:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: mhking
Hey! We knew you could do it!!!!
104 posted on 04/28/2004 6:53:45 AM PDT by .45MAN ("Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain..")
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To: mhking
I had no idea you were a Freeper, but I watched a little of that segment, and was thinking how intelligent you sounded, and how belligerent and nasty that Barrone was. Good for you.
105 posted on 04/28/2004 6:53:49 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: mhking
I'm a FNC junkie...........and apologize for missing your appearance. Had my son and daughter in law over last night; was spending time with them and just didn't catch the show. I have NO doubt you acquitted yourself with honor and dignity. Kudos.
106 posted on 04/28/2004 6:55:11 AM PDT by RightOnline
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To: mhking; martin_fierro; mikrofon
May he always be Barron.

Long live the King!

107 posted on 04/28/2004 6:56:20 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (We don't have cable, but I trust you dun good, Michael!)
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To: mhking
Michael, I watched your appearance last night, and made my fiance watch as well. I thought you may be interested in a non-partisan opinion of the segment - my fiance's. She, before we started dating 2 years ago, was, as to be expected, a non-political, liberal leaning woman. All she knew was what her friends, family, and liberal press told her. As we began our courting, I've slowly exposed her to the other side of the coin. Is she a conservative yet? No, but getting there.

To the point: she found you completely logical, likeable, and confident. Not only was your input and presentation enough to easily "win" the debate, but the conduct of the other seditious "gentleman" flat out repulsed her. It wasn't difficult explaining to her that that is how almost all liberals "debate". As for me, you did fantastically (when I could hear you over that pathetic excuse for an "official"). Even Hannity had a hard time talking with that putz. Thanks for your efforts Michael. I am confident you have alot more limelight in your future. Make the most of it!

P.S. It must be very disconcerting engaging in a conversation an empty room with a camera lens!

108 posted on 04/28/2004 6:56:22 AM PDT by Shryke (Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.)
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To: mhking
I didn't get a chance to find out - he and I didn't get to talk at all.

Ah, that's too bad.

I re-checked out your blog. I remember reading your entry about being an "idiot son". Reading your more recent entries, I couldn't help but think about a friend (also named Michael) who was down-sized about two years ago. He started his own business, web designing, and now can't believe he didn't do it sooner. I was touched, too, by your teenaged daughters remarks about going to church. Your life certainly has had a lot of changes recently. Methinks I see the Hand of God.

109 posted on 04/28/2004 6:57:28 AM PDT by FourPeas (We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers)
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To: mhking
mhking --- Michael King -----Of course!! ({{{{batting head}}}}}

Barron jumped right out trying to get the offense, but all he did was expose himself for the loudmouth he is. You were cool and collected.

The trouble with having someone on live in the studio, is that you can't shut off their mike. I wish they would have you back with Barron --- with YOU in the studio.

There's a few lefty females who mouth away. They aren't helping themselves. (good!!!)

110 posted on 04/28/2004 6:59:38 AM PDT by Exit148 (Loose Change Club -- $2.88 week before last, and $3.42 for this past week. Not much, but it adds up)
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To: mhking
I saw it and your wife and dad are right. You looked good. I really dislike these kinds of programs where people are constantly interrupting and talking over one another. H & C did a poor job managing the segment with the obnoxious Barron getting away with colassal rudeness.
111 posted on 04/28/2004 6:59:40 AM PDT by ride the whirlwind (We can't let Kerry win - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.)
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To: mhking
"I thought he sensed my unease, but everyone I've spoken to said that I was pretty cool throughout the whole thing. They said that if anything, Barron was unhinged by my not getting upset and flying off the handle."

I observed no unease on your part. You are right in your suggestion that Barron was flustered by his inability to push your buttons. I would love to see you become one of FNC's go-to guys. As common-tater said in a previous post "You made the sale."
112 posted on 04/28/2004 7:02:28 AM PDT by kilowhskey
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To: Lucky2
"The black community and the country as a whole needs more people like you and Walter Williams speaking out against these loonies".

There are multitudes out here. Unfortunately they get the same treatment from the liberal press that mhking got last night..They shut down and categorize people to keep them down. They have stolen many peoples voice and spoken their agenda and lies as if it were the way and the truth. And, that is the world of the liberal elite media.

113 posted on 04/28/2004 7:03:56 AM PDT by hope (How far will your passion take you?)
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To: mhking
You did very well.

IMHO, NYC Councilman Charles Barron is a jerk, and typical democrat that speaks incoherently and just spouts the party line. He wouldn't listen to anything you said because everything you said made sense..... Alan Colmes isn't much better, IMHO. He tried to cut you off every time he asked you a question. I can't figure out how Hannity sits there and listens to Colmes BS... It must simply pay well.....

114 posted on 04/28/2004 7:07:44 AM PDT by b4its2late (If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.)
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To: mhking
You were awesome. Fox should hire you -- you're cool under fire and light-years more classy than some other Fox 'consultants' -- e.g. Alphonse "I'm so over" D'Amato or Gerry "Shrieking" Ferraro.
115 posted on 04/28/2004 7:07:52 AM PDT by shhrubbery!
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To: sargunner
Did anyone see Laura Ingraham yesterday on Hannity and colmes yesterday She was debating this Democratic strategist.
Whenever this Democratic strategist was talking, they would show Laura and she was making the funniest facial expressions. I couldn't stop laughing. I think Laura must have a long day or something.
116 posted on 04/28/2004 7:08:23 AM PDT by Adam36
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To: mhking; Charles Henrickson
It's good to be King! (for the segment, anyway)

Congrats on a fine job despite the trying circumstances.
117 posted on 04/28/2004 7:15:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (Crashed hard last night, not quite optimized yet...)
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To: mhking
Well done, Michael. This kind of sandbagging is common in the media -- you will be more prepared for it the next time.
118 posted on 04/28/2004 7:15:23 AM PDT by expatpat
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To: mhking
Michael, you're "adopted" grandma is also busting her buttons here. You were awesome. I think any of us, when put into that type of situation, are prone to agonize other "I should have said" self flagilation. You did a wonderful job and barron looked like the screaming idiot. You were the good guy. Everyone could see that. God bless you, and I hope they put you on again and let you talk, because you do speak for so many.
119 posted on 04/28/2004 7:17:54 AM PDT by WVNan (Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. (Mother Teresa))
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To: expatpat
Sean should get on Leo Terrell. I haven't seen him on in like 6 months. He is the funniest guy . He never thinks a black is guilty of anything.

120 posted on 04/28/2004 7:18:05 AM PDT by Adam36
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To: mhking
Excellent job Sean... I mean Michael.
121 posted on 04/28/2004 7:19:00 AM PDT by hannityforpres08
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To: mhking
You came off very well. The more Barron belched out his invective, the nuttier he sounded. The more and louder he talked, the better you came off with the audience. Maybe you weren't prepared to talk about Iraq, but you did fine under the circumstances. You do need to keep your eyes trained to the camera. It appeared you were looking at something else at times (flicking your eyes left), maybe trying to see the monitor? When you looked steady into the camera and made your points calmly and on point, you were great. I can't believe Barron actually said that Bush had killed more Iraqis than Saddam Hussein and that Saddam Hussein was our friend.

They don't let you completely answer (Barron and Colmes) because they know you have the goods and the facts and don't want to have to deal with it. Just because we haven't stumbled across large stockpiles of stuff labeled "WND" doesn't mean that we haven't found some of them.

Great point about not having chosen the Rev JJ as your spokesperson countering Barron's attack on you about "our people" not having picked you to speak for them. Or did he say "my people"? I still have the mpg file. I may have to play that back.

Too bad they didn't really want to talk about the subject of the piece, the Rev JJ and his latest foot in mouth quip.

Oh, and I wanted to slap that hysterical Barron hard enough to make him SHUT UP!

You looked marvelous. Some people look horrible on camera but I think the camera likes you. I wanted to hear more of what you had to say, but you weren't allowed to talk much. That was great when you did raise your voice and continue making your point, and you seemed to understand just how far to take that tone and when to back off.

Overall, great job!
122 posted on 04/28/2004 7:19:51 AM PDT by ShakeNJake
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To: mhking
I was terribly sad to have to miss it... I've seen battle in the past and was greatly looking forward to watching you last night. I'm sure you were every bit as tremendous as you always are :-)

123 posted on 04/28/2004 7:21:02 AM PDT by Tamzee ("Our democracy is a farce..." - John Kerry)
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To: mhking
**You were polished and authoritative. I'm proud of you."**





You were and I am proud of you also!!!!
124 posted on 04/28/2004 7:23:13 AM PDT by hannityforpres08
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To: mhking
Michael, I have to wonder if your dad had his eyes opened a bit by the thug tactics and goon behavior of Barron.

What sticks in my mind today is that the true topic of the interview, Jesse Jackson, was so quickly put aside and kept aside by Alan and the Thugster.

I believe this reinforces to the public that the Dims are constantly forced to circle the wagons, resorting to bait and switch in order to deflect attention away from their traitorous members antics.

You did fine and next time just throw in the name of the interview subject every 3 seconds and it'll be perfect. :^P

Prairie

125 posted on 04/28/2004 7:26:19 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (New mantra for the Democrats: "Anyone but Kerry!")
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To: mhking
I saw the segment and thought you kicked Barron's ass. Now that I know you had some handicaps, I think you doubly kicked his ass.
126 posted on 04/28/2004 7:26:52 AM PDT by bigeasy_70118
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To: ShakeNJake
It appeared you were looking at something else at times (flicking your eyes left), maybe trying to see the monitor?

Yeah - the monitor was on the floor to my left. If I looked at it, I could see it at an angle. It was unconcious on my part.

127 posted on 04/28/2004 7:27:05 AM PDT by mhking (You all have my eternal gratitude and prayers of thanks. God bless you all.)
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To: mhking
I stayed up to watch it again on the replay. You stayed so cool, and reasonable. I had missed your comment about JJackson not representing you the first time. That Barron tried to "marginalize" you is putting it rather gently-you must be a better person than I.
128 posted on 04/28/2004 7:28:25 AM PDT by Annie03 (donate at www.terrisfight.org)
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To: mhking
I watched the interview last night, and thoroughly enjoyed watching Barron look like a frothing at the mouth idiot!

Reminded me of the saying, "when your opponent insists on making a fool of himself, dont interrupt"! Your demeanor seemed to bring out the worst in the frothing lib! Too cool! Way to go, Michael!

129 posted on 04/28/2004 7:30:57 AM PDT by Don Carlos (Me cache en los Moros. (Ancient Spanish curse, now outlawed as part of concession to terrorism.)
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To: mhking
BTW, I sent Sean an e-mail praising you and asking him to have you back and let you talk without the screeming idiot.
130 posted on 04/28/2004 7:31:25 AM PDT by WVNan (Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. (Mother Teresa))
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To: mhking
I saw this, you did well. Realize that the swarmy, smug liberals will not be swayed by reason, and Barron came across as a jackass and you can across as a person of sound mind. Barron managed to turn the segment into a circus, limiting your ability to make your points - which was his entire objective - but in the end, that reflected badly on him. You only had to fight to a draw as a result, and you did better than that.
131 posted on 04/28/2004 7:35:18 AM PDT by dirtboy (John Kerry - Hillary without the fat ankles and the FBI files...)
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To: hellinahandcart
agreed! too fast and Mugabe wannabe was allowed to monopolize the segment
132 posted on 04/28/2004 7:39:17 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: mhking
I saw the thread last night and was able to catch the replay here on the Left coast.
 
That Barron was a thoroughly repugnant guest -- "You don't speak for our people." -- ??!! What a despicable individual. I liked your comeback on that one. He then attempted to denigrate every black conservative. Ugh.
 
That he has a salaried position as an "official government representative" is a travesty.

133 posted on 04/28/2004 7:44:36 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I hate Times New Roman... and it's all Mel Gibson's fault!)
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To: mhking
I watched last night , good job
134 posted on 04/28/2004 7:45:20 AM PDT by not-alone
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To: mhking
You came across as distinguished, articulate and sensible. Just making an appearance, over and over, will do wonders to stop the hijacking of the broad breadth of thought that is out there -- let alone, an appearance of such refinement.
135 posted on 04/28/2004 7:45:55 AM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free....)
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To: mhking
GREAT JOB!!! Awesome
136 posted on 04/28/2004 7:47:09 AM PDT by NYC Republican
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To: mhking
Hi Mike,

I watched it and was stunned when barron said "nobody knows who you are", as if that was to dismiss you and all of your beliefs. I thought the libs speak for the minority! You certainly are a very slight minority when you go against old jesse.

I was glad to hear your dad gave you a small pat. I know you really are strong to have to face a steady stream from your folks. It is tough. THANKS! for speaking up for the "unknowns"!!

TC

137 posted on 04/28/2004 7:53:31 AM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: mhking
I agree with you, and I love your Just Dam* ping list. And I am proud of you.
138 posted on 04/28/2004 7:58:49 AM PDT by Montfort
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To: mhking
It's pretty damn painful. It makes me wonder if it's all worth it.

Interesting comment. Of course I know your answer. Are you adoptable? I'd love to be your surrogate mom to support you, your ideas and especially your political views. I'll boost your ego at every opportunity. :-)

Please remember, there are many of us with parents, relatives and close friends that don't agree with us politically - hence abuse us for our views. Interesting that we don't do the reverse to "D" relatives. I merely ask them "why they chose to be Democrats, and find they can't articulate WHY except to say why they're not "R"s.

I had Black "R" friends at work (NASA) who had similar problems. You make us VERY proud - and it seems your wife is very proud of you too. ((((Hugs)))

139 posted on 04/28/2004 8:00:35 AM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: mhking
congrats, even though I did not see the segment, having seen you here for years,
I am sure you did better than you think
As always, we are our own worst critics....

By the way keep up the good work.....
141 posted on 04/28/2004 8:04:41 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: shanscom
Question: At some point I think Barron started rambling about WMD and you started repeating "buried in the Iraqi desert," or something like that. With Barron's trap unhinged I couldn't understand what you were talking about....what was that?

I asked him about the military jets buried in the desert. He REALLY became unglued at that point.

142 posted on 04/28/2004 8:08:25 AM PDT by mhking (You all have my eternal gratitude and prayers of thanks. God bless you all.)
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To: floriduh voter
Interesting story FV....I don't understand why anyone would be surprised that Conservatives have varied amounts of skin pigment.

If "those people" care to count- Some of us even have double x chromosomes....

143 posted on 04/28/2004 8:08:47 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross (Every heart beats true for the red ,white and blue!)
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To: mhking
You made us very proud!!!!! A reliable gauge for when you're on target for the truth is when Colmes volume level shoots up. That always gets my attention and the guest is usually right on the money.
144 posted on 04/28/2004 8:12:30 AM PDT by Cate (Bush is da' man...)
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To: mhking
We listened to you via Fox News on Sirius Radio. You rocked! Colmes just made himself look small and petty while you remained cool and factual. Wonderful job!
145 posted on 04/28/2004 8:12:37 AM PDT by TheStickman (If a moron becomes senile how can you tell?)
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To: mhking
You did great!! Barron was/is an idiot. I actually didn't know you were *our own* Michael King, although the thought crossed my mind when I was watching H&C last night. You looked and spoke like a professional....Barron looked like he was in his pajamas!!
146 posted on 04/28/2004 8:13:10 AM PDT by TejasRose
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To: TejasRose
Barron looked like he was in his pajamas!!

Everyone talked about Barron's nehru jacket - I missed it! I wish I could have seen it!

147 posted on 04/28/2004 8:14:30 AM PDT by mhking (You all have my eternal gratitude and prayers of thanks. God bless you all.)
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To: mhking
Lynese just wandered up to the TV, pointed, and said, "There's Daddy."

Then she waved. "Hi, Daddy!"

Awwwwww...too cool.

148 posted on 04/28/2004 8:14:52 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Get well soon, countrydummy.)
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To: mhking
Damn! I usually watch H&C but missed it last night. Would have enjoyed seeing you shread the libs.
149 posted on 04/28/2004 8:16:25 AM PDT by wjcsux (DemocRATS, Vladimir Lenin's "useful idiots".)
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To: mhking
You did a great job, Michael. You do our first name proud.
150 posted on 04/28/2004 8:20:11 AM PDT by DallasMike
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