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DR. LAURA QUITS RADIO
cnntv.com ^ | 8-17-2010 | Larry King show

Posted on 08/17/2010 6:26:40 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg

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To: counterpunch

Dr Laura is the best friend married men ever had on radio. You should have listened to her now and then. She could blast the socks off a complaining wife.


52 posted on 08/17/2010 7:11:02 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: aSeattleConservative

I think those hedging comments came after she was attacked a few years ago for her stand against homosexuality. She had to find something to pacify all the screaming herds. She;s always said that homosexuality is against God’s law and an unhealthy life-style.


53 posted on 08/17/2010 7:14:40 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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Apparently you can. 8~)


54 posted on 08/17/2010 7:16:17 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I admire Dr. Laura and I think she does good work both for the people who call in and for educating the American public.

However...Personally, I don’t listen to her show. The callers are just so stupid, and after awhile it gets repetitive.


55 posted on 08/17/2010 7:17:43 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: donna

I agree. Her style may have been abrasive, but she understood marriage and family.


56 posted on 08/17/2010 7:17:47 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

I stopped listening to her when she gave up her orthodox Jewish faith. It seemed like she based her morals and principles on her faith, and then one day just gave it up? Did she ever explain that?


57 posted on 08/17/2010 7:26:36 PM PDT by Adventure gal
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Certainly no worse than most talk show hosts but it’s a matter of money. Either you attract big bucks or you drive them away.

I found the show mostly annoying with occasional bouts of discerning between gossip and real problems.

Of course there was that time where an older sister out of three siblings called to complain about ongoing abuse of the three, Dr. knew what what to do without hesitation.

In the long run, she probably helped more than hurt.


58 posted on 08/17/2010 7:30:09 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

She’s whimping out. I don’t agree with insulting people with slurs, but I’m not sure that’s what she did. But she needs to stand up for herself.


59 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
Yes..."I am my kid's mom"

Thanks for posting that. Would somebody please explain why she says that. Is she defining herself here or what? H*ll, I'm my wife's husband, my sister's brother...

Never made any sense to me.

60 posted on 08/17/2010 7:31:27 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: foxrepublican

Good one. You should keep a drummer with you. Bah-dum-psh!


61 posted on 08/17/2010 7:37:45 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I think those hedging comments came after she was attacked a few years ago for her stand against homosexuality. She had to find something to pacify all the screaming herds.

Yet the screaming herds are nowhere to be found when she needs them (loyalty isn't a word often used in the homosexual world).

She;s always said that homosexuality is against God’s law and an unhealthy life-style.

She sold out God and her conservative base when she gave into pressure from the left.

Good riddens Laura Schlessinger.

62 posted on 08/17/2010 7:40:24 PM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: OldPossum

I have no idea either...I just posted it because that’s all I ever heard her say...before I turned the show off. Maybe something to do with modern-day mom’s dropping their kid’s off at daycare???


63 posted on 08/17/2010 7:41:56 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Razzz42
it’s a matter of money. Either you attract big bucks or you drive them away.

In the past few years it's become obvious that homosexuality trumps even the profit margin. How else to explain movies like "The Kids are Alright?"

I wonder if those who decided not to renew her contract were more "sympathetic" to the gay agenda than Schlessinger?

64 posted on 08/17/2010 7:49:17 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

That’s likely what she meant.

I go across the radio dial at night and sometimes find her show on 760 (WJR, Detroit). Occasionally, I would listen in, just to shake my head in bewilderment. Here we are, in a major economic crisis, the Democrats are doing all they can to ruin any business recovery, the government is trying to steal away our liberties, etc. and these women are calling in about their inconsequential relationships. They seem oblivious to everything else going on.

It makes me want to tear my hair out.


65 posted on 08/17/2010 7:59:35 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum
I feel the same way when listening to people talk about American Idol, Dancing with the...whoever they are, and ALL (so-called)reality TV....what a waste of brain mass.

WJR listener? Same here, though I can do without hearing about Frank Beckmann's latest golf game.

Wonder what Mark Scott(WXYT)would have thought about what's going on in the world today?

66 posted on 08/17/2010 8:08:53 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

She never stuck me as being accommodating to the homosexual crowd just exercising tolerance with them.

Always seemed a bit lost herself but aren’t we all.

“I’m my kids mom.” Went toward anyone who thought staying at home and raising kids was demeaning in someway. Like, there is something wrong with raising your own kids.

Most well adjusted people didn’t need to listen to her to begin with. There again, others require shrinks to get over those bumps in life.


67 posted on 08/17/2010 8:17:52 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Very discouraging. I thought much of what she said was dead-on, and I am sick of black activists ignoring the “n-word” use in hip-hop and rap and everyday black use, while becoming absurd drama queens when it is use by whites, even when they are just making a point. I wish she had stuck it out. She survived the fudge packers, who not the race-baiters?


68 posted on 08/17/2010 8:26:36 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Very discouraging. I thought much of what she said was dead-on, and I am sick of black activists ignoring the “n-word” use in hip-hop and rap and everyday black use, while becoming absurd drama queens when it is use by whites, even when they are just making a point. I wish she had stuck it out. She survived the fudge packers, who not the race-baiters?


69 posted on 08/17/2010 8:26:46 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Dr. Laura Schlessinger just told Larry King that she is quitting radio when her contract expires at the end of this year.
Thanks Dr. Eckleburg.
70 posted on 08/17/2010 8:31:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Now days truth does sound harsh, LOL.


71 posted on 08/17/2010 8:47:04 PM PDT by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Her show is boring as hell, listen for a week and you will have basically heard everything. Plus, she lost lots of affiliates and wasn’t adding much in the ratings.

I always found her to be a sanctimonious prig.


72 posted on 08/17/2010 8:50:08 PM PDT by Sto Zvirat
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Her show is boring as hell, listen for a week and you will have basically heard everything. Plus, she lost lots of affiliates and wasn’t adding much in the ratings.

I always found her to be a sanctimonious prig.


73 posted on 08/17/2010 8:50:15 PM PDT by Sto Zvirat
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To: freedumb2003

Agreed. She actually stood up for men.


74 posted on 08/17/2010 9:09:24 PM PDT by SideoutFred (B.O. Stinks...it really does)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I actually called Dr. Laura once.

I had been approached by my step-brother ( who I hadn't seen in years ) who told me I might be contacted by people doing a background check on him. He stressed this was very important to him in obtaining a post in a sensitive government job.

Problem was, I knew some things about him that would NOT recommend him to such a position.

I didn't know what to do. So, I called Dr. Laura.

She said, "Tell him, 'If there are things I know about you that you don't want other people to know, don't have them call me.'"

Frankly, that was one of the most sane and simple pieces of advice I've ever received.

75 posted on 08/17/2010 9:12:54 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“Dr. Laura is all about protecting Children from the selfish behavior of Adults who are responsible for them.”
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Huh? Would you mind taking a minute to explain exactly what that means? Thank you.


76 posted on 08/17/2010 9:15:26 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: JouleZ
Sure.

Dr. Laura gets calls from Parents who do stupid things, (affairs, drinking, gambling, pornography, you name it), without realizing or caring how it affects their children. In other words, people too self absorbed to see the damage they are doing to their families.

She advises those people to put the effort in to save their Marriages so the children aren't affected by the drama. She tells them to sacrifice their selfish motives until the children are up and out of the house, with the idea that those same people will do what is necessary to fulfill their Marriage Vows and their responsibility in raising their children without causing them harm.

Unlike the Democrat Party, Dr. Laura really cares about the children.

77 posted on 08/17/2010 9:28:28 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: Yardstick

“So did she actually use the n-word offensively or did she just say the n-word when discussing the n-word?”

To be white and to say or type the word “nigger” is now a crime punishable by death.

Whitey must learn his place in society now. You all should know by now that language is a priviledge granted by your betters, not a right.

The Language Police will show up at your door to collect you should you even whisper an outlawed word or phrase.

Welcome to Amerika 2010.


78 posted on 08/17/2010 10:02:30 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: KevinDavis

If you don’t like her then change the station.


79 posted on 08/17/2010 10:10:26 PM PDT by Greg123456
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To: Kickass Conservative

Thanks for responding. I understand she wants to stick up for children but the kids aren’t calling, it’s the parents. Ergo, the parents are calling for help with their children and their life problems.

I guess I’m trying to say that ALL the callers are someones children and they need help, so what makes Dr. Laura so into one generation of kids as opposed to the previous generation? IOW, she doesn’t seem to address a multi-generational thing.

Never did care for her confrontationalism when I heard her in L.A. She once called a young girl a whore and that was my last talk radio listening with her. I changed the station to C&W music. BTW, that was in the early 2000’s.........


80 posted on 08/17/2010 10:57:52 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Good.


81 posted on 08/17/2010 10:58:39 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

“Schlessinger said this was her decision, but she also said she had lost sponsors for her recent comments on race.”

I guess she didn’t want to work for less money.

She has silenced herself.


82 posted on 08/17/2010 11:09:54 PM PDT by devere
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To: JouleZ
I listen every now and then.

I think she sometimes jumps to a conclusion before she gets the whole story, but I understand that her phone screener provides her with some background information from the caller before she takes the call.

Either way, this whole “controversy” is absolutely ridiculous. It's a shame that this will be seen as a victory for the haters on the Left, which it is.

83 posted on 08/17/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now...)
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To: freedumb2003

She stood up to political incorrectness in every way. She is not a racist. A black caller complained about a white guy using the word ni—er and Dr. Laura repeated the word in a way white people are not permitted while talking about how blacks aways say n n n n and there is not a problem when they say n every five minutes. Dr. Laura said if it is an ugly word, why are blacks always saying n this and n that...the double standard is confusing and it is wrong...

Anyway, that did her in. Saying the real McCoy n-word in that context.


85 posted on 08/18/2010 12:15:17 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: fish hawk

Like your profile bio—very interesting.


86 posted on 08/18/2010 2:08:02 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: dynachrome

No, she’s a little white girl.


87 posted on 08/18/2010 5:40:50 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: icwhatudo
She was the soup nazi of self help.

LOL! That's a good description.

88 posted on 08/18/2010 8:38:27 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; All
Dr. Laura is/was good at her job. She stood up for moral principles and taught clear thinking and smart changes. Her own son went off course after he went to college.

Many of us can identify with her desire to teach right living and then have our children wander afar.

we all make mistakes along the way. Some have very serious unintended consequences. Making wise choices and having a standard is vital. Christianity is off course, becoming worldly, and weak. Accepting man's will and what he wanted to do ... rather than drawing a strong line according to the Word of God. MO

Thnk You, Dr. Laura for standing up and calling homosexuality deviate behavior. Calling women's lib spiteful and a turning away from home and children in many cases., teaching the importance of parenting, instead of letting the system educate children in the mind numbed pleasures of today’s world. etc.

You will be Missed. My hope is you will reconsider. The attacks on you have been many and harmful, hurtful, and mean.

May God bless you, amen.

89 posted on 08/18/2010 8:43:37 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: wintertime; All
“However...Personally, I don’t listen to her show. The callers are just so stupid, and after awhile it gets repetitive.”

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As if ... all the repetition here regarding politics didn't.

” Ecclesiastes I:4-10
...

4.One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.

5.The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.

6.The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

7.All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

8.All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

9.The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

10.Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.”
...
__________________________________________________________

Over and over we see the same opinions and reasons for becoming angry with our government and its blatant way of railroading legislation against the will of the people. Etc.

“There is nothing new under the sun.”

God bless Dr. Laura. I hope she has a new program or show. God bless America and all who loves Almighty God and seeks to know Him, in Jesus name amen. amen.

90 posted on 08/18/2010 9:05:43 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg

Well, she was stupid.

Whether you like it or not, there are rules to the Game of media. She broke a cardinal rule, and that has consequences.


91 posted on 08/18/2010 3:36:12 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

She wasn’t calling anyone a bad name. She was discussing the word itself. Obviously she should have used shorthand for that word, but she chose to use the same word the caller was using.

She had so many enemies waiting for her slightest error that she was bound to get hit by one of the many water balloons being tossed her way.


92 posted on 08/18/2010 5:48:58 PM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I know what she did. She was not using the word in a threatening manner. But you can't say that word unless you are black and get away with it. She has been in radio for almost two decades, and she should have known that.

This was a rather odd way to commit professional suicide.

93 posted on 08/18/2010 6:44:11 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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