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Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot
FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 3, 2004 | George Shadroui

Posted on 12/04/2004 5:06:32 AM PST by ruthles

Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot By George Shadroui FrontPageMagazine.com | December 3, 2004

It is at times remarkable to behold the commentary that attaches to the liberal view of conservatives and Republicans.

One is reminded of an out-of-body experience, as if one is viewing oneself from a ceiling but not quite sure how you got there or how you came to see yourself from that particular vantage point. But if you are a conservative who might enjoy this sensation, I recommend a recent book by Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat.

Keillor is in many ways a national treasure. He is great storyteller. I have read several of his books, but I have relished his audio collections of stories from his National Public Radio Show, A Prairie Home Companion. Keillor is a man with a voice from God, his deep, halting style as recognizable as the Churchill growl or the Buckley drawl.


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Keillor rates up there with Al Franken.
1 posted on 12/04/2004 5:06:33 AM PST by ruthles
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I used to enjoy his "Lake Woebegone" on NPR, but after this past election, I can't even stand the sound of his voice anymore. He's a liberal-demokkkRAT-socialist-commie-nazi-fascist-America-hating, traitor, as are Franken and Moore.


2 posted on 12/04/2004 5:11:06 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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Amen! He is a toad like creature.
3 posted on 12/04/2004 5:12:35 AM PST by BellStar (Will you spend more on gifts this year than last year? Poll http://www.kemah.net)
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To: ruthles

Garrison Keillor: prototypical gaseous windbag.


4 posted on 12/04/2004 5:16:05 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat.

He's grown alright. Just like all Liberals. Grown in a vat I swear.

5 posted on 12/04/2004 5:19:06 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me. All I ask from dyin' is to go naturally.)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

"I used to enjoy his "Lake Woebegone" on NPR, but after this past election, I can't even stand the sound of his voice anymore."

Yep, that's exactly how I feel. I can't listen to that show and all its charms, while knowing how much the host hates America and all it stands for. The guy is like the biggest liar in the world.


6 posted on 12/04/2004 5:20:45 AM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: Semper Paratus

I heard Keillor exactly one time on an NPR program while driving. He was giving one of his so-called local color stories and obvoiusly thought it was humorous, but I didn't find it the least bit funny or appealing, so I never listened to him again. There was something about the fact that he could even think that hundreds of thousands of people could find it funny which turned me off.


7 posted on 12/04/2004 5:21:16 AM PST by wildandcrazyrussian
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To: ruthles

Keilor is a welfare recipient. He's made a fortune because of public subsidies of the so-called public broadcasting.


8 posted on 12/04/2004 5:22:12 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: ruthles

NPR should go, too.


9 posted on 12/04/2004 5:28:23 AM PST by ChicagoRighty (Surrounded by libbies and damn tired of it!)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm

I used to love him, we even went to a live show in Houston. But lately his jokes make fun of Republicans all the time. He lost a bunch of fans at this house. We used to buy his books, and we have some Lake Woebegone tapes, too.


10 posted on 12/04/2004 5:32:07 AM PST by buffyt (~ Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN ! ~)
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To: ruthles

I saw him on O'Rilley or H&C maybe 2 months ago, and he seemed bewildered, lost, and unable to put a coherent sentence together.

Not a very impressive guy - maybe he should have hung it up.


11 posted on 12/04/2004 5:34:52 AM PST by HitmanLV (HitmanNY has a brand new Blog!! Please Visit! - http://www.goldust.com/weblog -)
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To: ruthles

Can you provide a link to the article you posted? Thanks. The URL you listed goes to another article.


12 posted on 12/04/2004 5:35:34 AM PST by buffyt (~ Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN ! ~)
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To: ruthles

It's amazing how the same human mind can be simultaneously clever, brilliant, and stupid.


13 posted on 12/04/2004 5:36:24 AM PST by Savage Beast (This is the choice: confrontation or capitulation. Appeasement is capitulation.)
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To: wildandcrazyrussian
I heard Keillor exactly one time on an NPR program while driving. He was giving one of his so-called local color stories and obvoiusly thought it was humorous, but I didn't find it the least bit funny or appealing, so I never listened to him again. There was something about the fact that he could even think that hundreds of thousands of people could find it funny which turned me off.
My reaction completely. I have freinds who adore him and so have heard his stuff over the years (though never voluntarily). He always struck me as astronomically pretentious and bursting to the gills with an inner appreciation of his own clever wit, which I never found all that clever or all that witty.
14 posted on 12/04/2004 5:37:39 AM PST by samtheman
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I now do not listen to his program - he now seems a pompous socialist AH and not wise at all. His positions during the last president election disgusted me. Typical of Public Radio, the tool of the Socialistic American Faction.
15 posted on 12/04/2004 5:38:06 AM PST by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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On NPR on Sat. morning they have some programs like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me... USED to be funny. They use news from the week before and make it into game shows. Last week ALL the jokes about Democrats were fine, but ALL the jokes about Republicans were CRUEL and MEAN SPIRITED> Like which president threw up in the lap of a Japanese leader? Etc. The lines about the Democrats were all innocent and nice. THe lines about the Republicans were made to make us look mean and stupid. I was so angry I turned it off.


16 posted on 12/04/2004 5:39:00 AM PST by buffyt (~ Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN ! ~)
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I continue to be amazed, and appalled, at how, when the Smiley-Face mask slips off so many of the Left, you see the skull beneath.

It surely isn't pretty. A fairly blatant example is this one:

NPR Reporter Says Christians Should Burn

And, of course, there's more about Garrison:

 Garrison Keillor: Homegrown Idiot -- Keillor is stuck in this time warp, when liberal did mean 'nice to black folk' but before the horrors of true leftism (Stalinism, FDRism, Maoism, Ho Chi Minhism) were revealed to the world.

And this:

When it's OK to hate -- This may become a landmark article and really singes and exposes the liberal thought.

...but us folks on the right are the "intolerant" ones...

17 posted on 12/04/2004 5:39:10 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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He used to be funny and witty. When he came to Houston he wrote the transcript for the show after he got here. And the jokes all had to do with Houston local color/customs etc. It was very funny. That was quite a few YEARS ago. He has spiraled downward ever since. He keeps getting divorces, too.


18 posted on 12/04/2004 5:40:25 AM PST by buffyt (~ Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN ! ~)
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To: ruthles

A TRULY UGLY AMERICAN
19 posted on 12/04/2004 5:44:57 AM PST by buffyt (~ Get the UN out of the US and get the US out of the UN ! ~)
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To: buffyt

Very flattering photo!


20 posted on 12/04/2004 5:54:34 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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