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Report from the Dark Side (Forced to watch MSNBC)
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Posted on 05/07/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright

After hitting an oil spot on my bike and bouncing off the asphalt a few times, I had to spend a few hours in the ER last night - where the TV was set to MSNBC. I was forced to listen to O'Donnell, Hayes and Maddow for parts of all of their shows. These people are bizarre. Yes, I knew from sound bytes and clips from Newsbusters that they were, but when forced to listen for a couple hours straight, as I was, their mental illness really hits a new perspective.

Their view of the world is some sort of dark fantasy, and their understanding of what makes us tick is just absurd.

What really struck me is how the liberals are suddenly such big fans of cops, of the police being brutal and having military style arms, and of blind allegiance to government.

It's really stunning how these liberals have totally neutralized decades of suspicion of authority simply because "the one" is now in charge. It is other-planetary. Maddow for example thinks the NRA wants to declare war on the USA, and that the USA will go in with Stealth bombers and ICBMs and take out neighborhoods of NRA members. She really does.

Anyway, I had to vent to some reasonable folks after seeing this. The ER, as you might expect, was filled with what looked like Obama Phone customers. I just had to sit there in my physical pain and endure this mental and emotional pain last night....and wanted to share! :)


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1 posted on 05/07/2013 6:20:08 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You should sue the hospital for cruel and inhuman treatment


2 posted on 05/07/2013 6:22:42 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Sooo, which was worse:
Dumpin' your bike or listening to Rachael Maddow for an hour.............
3 posted on 05/07/2013 6:24:29 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Mr. Mercat did the same thing Saturday. Road rash and lots of sore muscles.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 6:24:36 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My God, man, that’s pure torture! If you reallly want to punish yourself, you should watch MSLSD on the weekend, Melissa Harris-Perry is a real nutcase!


5 posted on 05/07/2013 6:26:06 AM PDT by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: Mr. K
You should sue the hospital for cruel and inhuman treatment

They're just drumming up business for the psychiatrists on staff.

6 posted on 05/07/2013 6:27:02 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thanks for the report from the dark side. Last time I was in an emergency room here in Texas, they had the CNN channel set to Spanish language. I just sat there in pain and fuming mad too. There were not that many Spanish people even in the waiting room. It really irked me.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 6:28:30 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Psalm 73

Thank God I only had Maddow for about 30 minutes. Had Hayes for the full load, and O’Donnell for about half an hour. O’Donnell might have been the worst of all. But they were all frightening. They are all such infantile thinkers, so arrogant and yet so ignorant. Pseudo intellectuals on display.


8 posted on 05/07/2013 6:28:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Mr. K

My wife, who owns several guns, threatend to shoot the TV at one point in O’Donnells’ NRA rant....


9 posted on 05/07/2013 6:29:23 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

As a fellow bicyclist, I have been where you were myself. Hope the road rash and skin left behind aren’t too serious.

As for MSNBC, start carrying a MP3 so that you can listen to podcasts and music instead of that mind-destroying babble. I do know that many of the places I frequent are starting to carry Fox News but then again I live in a conservative area.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 6:30:04 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thank you for bringing an empathetic smile to my face this morning. I don’t have cable and can’t get FoxNews. So I watched Good morning america once. Can’t believe I watched it for years many decades ago.

My mind wandered and wished Sarah Palin would have her own show. What a boost that would be in the morning.


11 posted on 05/07/2013 6:31:11 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You wrecked your bike, went to the ER and was forced to watch MSDNC all in the same day?

Talk about a bad day!!!

Glad you are OK :)


12 posted on 05/07/2013 6:32:57 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Maybe they thought you hit your head on the pavement and had brain damage. That’s the only way somebody could watch MSLSD and think they’re being informed.


13 posted on 05/07/2013 6:33:45 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
After hitting an oil spot on my bike and bouncing off the asphalt a few times, I had to spend a few hours in the ER last night - where the TV was set to MSNBC.

Yet another reason why bicycles should be banned. Unless you mean motorcycle. In that case, never mind. I'm glad you are healthy enough to post. Be safe.

14 posted on 05/07/2013 6:34:43 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Bless your heart! That’s torture! Hope you get to feeling better soon.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 6:36:22 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I see the Obama Phone customers every day on the drive to and from work

16 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:05 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I always ask to turn it over and then tell others is this a satire channel.

I d agree with you about them, I have watched tem for about 10 mins here and there flicking through channels and they are whacked out and I mean really whacked out of this earth.

They just see the world as another planet, they can’t seem to grasp the basic concept of the world and live in some la la land.

I’m not surprised you are doing a vanity on this as it shocks me too that people like them are out there but even worse they have a microphone


17 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:24 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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18 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:47 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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19 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:56 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (The Old White Flag Republicans can go straight to He// and take their pal Obama with them!)
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To: penelopesire

ask to turn it over I always do and most of the time they are happy to give you the remote


20 posted on 05/07/2013 6:39:05 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
RE :”What really struck me is how the liberals are suddenly such big fans of cops, of the police being brutal and having military style arms, and of blind allegiance to government.
It's really stunning how these liberals have totally neutralized decades of suspicion of authority simply because “the one” is now in charge. It is other-planetary. Maddow for example thinks the NRA wants to declare war on the USA, and that the USA will go in with Stealth bombers and ICBMs and take out neighborhoods of NRA members. She really does. “

I saw those show, and LO'D saying the NRA is talking about using their guns on police hero's who stopped those two in Boston. Yep, NRA is the terrorists to them.

One other message you may have missed in that:
That since the US government has such superior firepower over us then that is a reason for strict gun control laws to take our guns away from us for our own good, because resistance is futile. Its for our own good after all.

21 posted on 05/07/2013 6:39:30 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

One of my prime uses for the Bose headphones is when I am forced to sit in an airport...the phones allow me to tune out CNN (possibly, the only place where that silly network is actually tuned in).


22 posted on 05/07/2013 6:40:04 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Their view of the world is some sort of dark fantasy, and their understanding of what makes us tick is just absurd.

What really struck me is how the liberals are suddenly such big fans of cops, of the police being brutal and having military style arms, and of blind allegiance to government.

You hit the nail on the head. So-called traditional "liberalism/socialism/any other ism's", always seemed to portray some type of anti-regiman/anti-government/anti-authority, etc. However as you pointed out, now that they have their "savior" barack 0dumb0 and control of pretty much all gubmint agencies, now these same liberals just LOVE heavy handed police-state militarism & absolute totalitarian government in which no dissent (at least from conservatives, Christians, pro-lifers, pro-tradtional family & marriage) is tolerated. In fact if you want to get your head bounced a few times by thugish cops, just try to advocate & protest in favor of any of these conservative positions.

It seems that every time there is police action for some incident, all of a sudden there are dozens of heavily armed, military style, flak jacket, heavily booted SWAT style police & armed assult vehicles. WTH! Where did these things come from in the last 4 years? Obviously this is the civilian military force, better armed & supplied that barack 0dumb0shit proclaimed in July of 2008 at a political rally in Colorado.

Surprisingly enough, even a libturd radical like Bill Mahrer is starting to speak out against the massive presence of military police-state tactics.

No doubt.....the biggest danger that America faces right now is from a military, police-state government!

23 posted on 05/07/2013 6:40:21 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

ban those pesky bicycles and those lanes where they never seem to use them and block the bleeding road.

Tongue in cheek comment before I get pounced on by one of the spandex wearing, helmet, shoulder, knee , elbow pad wearing gang


24 posted on 05/07/2013 6:41:07 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
They are all such infantile thinkers, so arrogant and yet so ignorant. Pseudo intellectuals on display.

"Sophomoric" is the best word to describe them.

25 posted on 05/07/2013 6:46:24 AM PDT by matt1234 (The NRA: Redefining "Too big to fail.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My sincere condolences. Being forced to watch MSNBC is among a very few things I imagine to be more painful than putting a bike down and bouncing off the pavement. I would demanded a change of channel or else a pair of earplugs and some codeine.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 6:46:58 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The only liberal I can stand to watch on cable news is Anderson Cooper. I don’t agree with him, but I can actually watch him when I am at the gym.

I don’t have anything against Erin “the throat” Burnett but her guest are Looney tunes.


27 posted on 05/07/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: sickoflibs

What was really maddening is how they couched LaPierre’s comments about folks in Boston “wishing they’d had guns” a few weeks ago. They went off on this rant about how having guns would have done nothing at the bombing scene. They went on and on about that, never understanding that what LaPierre meant is during the four days of manhunt.....what a bunch of idiots they are.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 6:49:37 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: PROCON

IS that the one that declared “All your kids belong to the collective”?


29 posted on 05/07/2013 6:49:50 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rcrngroup

I really think a handsome cop could have turned Maddow straight for a few hours last night...she was all hot to trot about well armed cops.


30 posted on 05/07/2013 6:50:36 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: manc

LOL - I hate “pesky” cyclists who act like another vehicle on the road...I ride side roads and greenways.....avoid vehicle traffic in about 99% of my route!


31 posted on 05/07/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: manc

There were about 6-8 lo fo’s there watching intently and eating it up - and they were there ahead of us. Like I said, the ER was def a dem precinct last night.


32 posted on 05/07/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
(snip)...infantile thinkers, so arrogant and yet so ignorant.

You hit the nail on the head.

33 posted on 05/07/2013 6:53:24 AM PDT by grimalkin (Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Was in a doctor’s office recently. They had PMSNBC on. It really aggrevated me so I got up and asked the beefy receptionist lady if she would change it. She was a bit surprised, but conceded. She turned it to the Ellen Show.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: PROCON

Oh, I got my fill of her. They ran many promo’s of her show - featuring sound bytes of her blather.....


35 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:04 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I flated a tire on Sunday morning on my San Marcos. My frame pump blew up when inflating the tire after changing out the tube. I ended up carrying the bike 4 miles back to the apartment. No road rash no hospital visit but not a pleasant ride That was still a better ride than this guy had:
36 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:27 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Obadiah
Thanks....got a good laugh off that one. I know that was so much better!!
37 posted on 05/07/2013 6:54:54 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Fai Mao

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dNFaAqS2f18


38 posted on 05/07/2013 6:57:37 AM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I can assure you that I am dumber for having been exposed to it.....


39 posted on 05/07/2013 6:57:41 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
RE :”What was really maddening is how they couched LaPierre’s comments about folks in Boston “wishing they’d had guns” a few weeks ago. They went off on this rant about how having guns would have done nothing at the bombing scene. They went on and on about that, never understanding that what LaPierre meant is during the four days of manhunt.....what a bunch of idiots they are”

I think Larry O'D spent more than 5 minutes maybe 10 alone on the fact that the police asked Boston citizens to hide in their homes instead of ordering them to, as if that made LaPierre’s arguments any less relevant.

And parr for the course he blamed the NRA on the death of that police officer.

I watch those shows to see what they are up to. Notice Bengazi cover-up breakthroughs are not known to any of the hosts from a viewers perspective althought that might change.

40 posted on 05/07/2013 6:59:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I just posted a rant on the Quinn & Rose thread (by the way - GREAT interview on their show a couple of weeks ago!) about a coworker who watches the MSM and has NO CLUE about Ben Ghazi and about the Kermit Gosnell situation! They’ve done a very good job keeping the general population insulated from news about those news stories.

Oh, and my sympathies to you for being subjected to MSNBC during your hospital visit. Thanks for reporting about your experience!


41 posted on 05/07/2013 7:00:32 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
their mental illness really hits a new perspective.

Thanks for sharing.

My thought has it that mental illness is a matter of human breeding. "Breed" being dictionary described as "to bring up, train, or educate (bred to be a gentleman)."

42 posted on 05/07/2013 7:02:06 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: sickoflibs

I have an excuse for watching it....what’s yours??? :)


43 posted on 05/07/2013 7:02:09 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: sneakers

There is a family who owns a van in this part of town who has painted it with billboard-style advertisements for MSNBC. Their lineup will “blow your mind” in their words. Truth in advertising, no doubt. Don’t know if the network is paying them to do this or if they’re true believers (though the Medicare for All bumper sticker does give me some clue)


44 posted on 05/07/2013 7:03:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sneakers
I just posted a rant on the Quinn & Rose thread (by the way - GREAT interview on their show a couple of weeks ago!) about a coworker who watches the MSM and has NO CLUE about Ben Ghazi and about the Kermit Gosnell situation!

It is astounding that an adult who watches any news at all could be in the dark about Benghazi and Gosnell. That's frightening. And thanks for comments on my interview with Q and R. They are great. I've talked to Rose a good bit off the air, and she's smart as a whip and very genuinely nice.

45 posted on 05/07/2013 7:04:58 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: rcrngroup

It starts with the PC Police, then expands into physical force. Americans are enslaving themselves for what little they can get in entitlements. If the younger generation doesn’t wake up soon, America will become the country that every one left to find individual opportunity for success. It amazes me that people will give away individual rights for a secure but lower standard of living. Immigration reform will only increase the masses of takers. With declining tax revenues from income, taxes on assets will be increased. Essentially late arrivers to the US will look at what has been accumulated over generations and say they are entitled to a share just by being within our geographic border. Elder Americans will probably be both taxed and denied medical procedures that will extend life and our country will morph into a socialistic state.


46 posted on 05/07/2013 7:05:04 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: RedMDer

Frightening. And follow the money....going to the world’s richest man, and Obama crony.


47 posted on 05/07/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
They are all such infantile thinkers, so arrogant and yet so ignorant. Pseudo intellectuals on display.

"It isn’t that Liberals are ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so." ... President Ronald Maximus Reagan

48 posted on 05/07/2013 7:12:01 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
RE :”I have an excuse for watching it....what’s yours??? :)”

Because I have learned from experience to not count on their opponents like talk radio hosts to keep me informed on what Dems are saying and doing, anymore than I trust Larry and Maddow to tell me what the GOP saying and doing.

Its kind of like asking why we post what they say here.

If I believed Rush last year I would have thought 2012 would be another 2010, and that MCcain would win in 2008.

Alternatively those depending on MSNBC in 2010 were surprised that Dems took a beating.

49 posted on 05/07/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

hey...I was just teasing......


50 posted on 05/07/2013 7:17:06 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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