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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 Jan 2003

    01/05/2003 8:49:05 PM PST · 155 of 161
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    It's OBVIOUS Tony Snow is a conservative (socially, i.e. --is pro life, against gay marriage, religious, wants prayer in schools) & (economically, i.e. -- is a free marketeer, free trader, supply sider, opposed to government programs and regulation) & (philosophycally, i.e. -- believes in individual liberty, strict interpretation of the constitution, opposes campaign finance reform, is pro gun/property/speech). Not to mention the fact that he was editorial-page editor for the Detroit News & Washington Times, wrote speeches for President Bush #1, guest hosted for Rush Limbaugh, wrote an explicitly conservative opinion column, has given speeches represented by a conservative lecturers forum, and now (surprise, surprise)-- works for Fox News channel! Hello!!!

    I understand why people want "our" press to act agressively conservative. I also secretly wish that the few conservatives that there are in the media would act as unfairly towards liberal guests as their liberal counterparts do towards conservatives. And, I frequently come away with the feeling that conservative hosts, in their quest to appear balanced and fair, are too lazy when questioning liberals --and not fervent enough to defend conservatives adequately (thereby ceding the field). But, I find it's a given that I should remind myself when they're serving in their role as hosts/moderators, they shouldn't be voicing their opinions-- just as I believe liberal journalists shouldn't, but do! Annoying isn't it-- we've spent decades decrying favortism and journalistic bias towards liberals, hoping only to find balance where none exists-- and when it finally should come to pass, the only place a balanced debate does occur is when a conservative is sitting in the driver's seat -- doing his best to be fair to liberals.

    I wouldn't want their job, that's for darn sure. So, I just sit here-- watching, wondering, looking on as they make their way through the minefield. Brit really does an all around great job as an anchorman. Tony's pretty decent, too. But, personally, I like him more as an editorialist than an anchor. He really has a great talent for advocating conservatism through his words (the pithy columns he would write about how he wished Republicans would fight harder and stop making concessions to the Democrat Party and the New York Times/Washington post). He also has a great talent when advancing his conservative beliefs through voice (on Rush; or the speeches he gave to conservative groups- remembering one fondly when he called Monica Lewinsky a "humidor with a pulse", and called the Democrats "a party whose only reason for existing is to raise taxes, expand government, support moral depravity and nominate presidential candidates who run a serious risk of contracting 'Dutch Elm Disease'"). I'm not sure, but I think he was aiming that last one specifically at Al Gore.

    In any case, Brit and Tony are only a few of the good conservative journalists. There are others out there-- You just can't here them. Why? Because their voices are drowned out not only by the shrill wines of the many liberals that dominate their profession, but also because far too many conservatives waist their soap-boxes bitching about right-wing media's attempt at fairness by allowing other points of view, rather than complaining defiantly about the establishment media's (left-wing) neglect of any fairness, whatsoever!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 9:37:46 AM PST · 231 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    Well, I wasn't serious in saying "typical media Bit@h-slap!". I realize that Tony, like Brit, is not a representative of the 'typical' media, being that he's a conservative and that they both men sit somewhere to the right of Attila-the-Hun. But, while he's hosting on Fox (as opposed to when he was writing his conservative editorials, or working with Bush #1, or when he fills in for Rush) he sometimes goes out of his way to play it down the center, to be percieved as 'fair'- like when he was joking about the viewer's letter concerning the direction of the men's suit ties ("while i'm here, you'll notice mine hangs down the center"). I know as a host it's what he's supposed to do- ask questions and let his guests argue sides. But, knowing that he's right-wing, I guess I wish that the few conservatives who actually exist in the media, would be as unfair to liberals as the rest of the media are towards conservatives. So, as a result, i'm always looking for something to jump on or complain about. Oh well!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 8:20:36 AM PST · 167 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth
    What were Snow's Parting Thoughts om FNS. Not sure I quite understood them. I couldn't tell if he was praising Bush or doing a back-handed media bit@h-slap! Anyone see?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 Nov 2002

    11/17/2002 7:11:19 AM PST · 71 of 308
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    FOX NEWS SUNDAY: What were Tony Snow's Parting Thoughts in regards to President Bush? Good/bad? Not sure I understood them.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 Oct 2002

    10/06/2002 12:52:48 PM PDT · 144 of 150
    conservativesoutherner to harpo11
    No. Tony is a good conservative. He has always said that when he is serving as host of FNS, he has to ask difficult and agressive questions to both sides (he's explained it many times when he was guest-hosting for Rush, because callers would phone in and say- "I watched FNS last week- why were you so rough on this/that conservative"). He has to be fair- don't take it personally! You can read his conservative political opinions on Jewish World Review. One of his commentaries this week was about how sleazy and unethical the entire Democratic Party is. He wrote about this whole New Jersey fiasco, and about how the Dem's use the courts because they can't win at the ballot box. He constantly criticizes the Rep's for not fighting back, for not having the courage to stand up for God-family-country, and for allowing the Dem's to ruin our country. He says his motto is- "I'm a conservative, and that's all there is to it." I agree!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 22 Sep 2002

    09/22/2002 10:04:01 AM PDT · 160 of 207
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth; Alas Babylon!
    I saw everything else on Fox News Sunday. But, after the panel segment ended, I left the room for a few minutes. I wasn't able to catch Tony's parting thoughts. Could somebody fill me in?
    He's a good conservative and I like his commentaries {much like the aforementioned Brit Hume}!
  • Greta Van Susteren, TV Diva

    01/31/2002 3:46:24 PM PST · 53 of 60
    conservativesoutherner to Utah Girl
    She was apparently on Fox earlier this afternoon to promote her show (which starts on Monday), and was asked about the change in her appearance. Her response was that she'll be attending her high-school reunion soon and wanted to look attractive (I think Fox had a hand in it, personally). She said she has had some work done on her eyes and basically said that she had some "refreshing" work done to her face (my word, not hers). Her hair has also been changed from what I could see (it doesn't look so dry and brittle; and it looks like a more natural dye job).

    I didn't actually watch the segment, but I read about it. But, I did catch the promotional commercial for the show, and let me tell you she looked markedly better than before. I didn't even recognise her. From what I could see, she looked good. AND, the promo said "Greta, tough and independant". So, (I think) that Fox has not only given her appearance a make-over, but perhaps her political outlooks as well. They probably laid down the conservative law!

  • Rush Limbaugh Has A Perverted Liberal Take Over Talk Show

    01/30/2002 8:29:35 AM PST · 32 of 183
    conservativesoutherner to Joe Hadenuf
    Tony Snow is still a guest-host for Rush, isn't he? Has anybody specifically heard anything about him not doing the show anymore? The last time he hosted was just a couple of months ago. Do not like Handel....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 January 2002

    01/27/2002 10:55:43 AM PST · 160 of 176
    conservativesoutherner to OldFriend
    You really need to learn how to take a joke. It was cute. Snow and Hume are two of the only right-wingers currently existing in the media, so lighten up!

    He isn't ascerbic or cranky like alot of right-wingers- he's more boisterous and fun-loving. It's a shame that so many of the people in this forum think that a conservative has to be dour in order to be considered "legitimate"- that if he isn't, we don't consider him one of us. I guess that rules me out too.

    He's humorous, he understands that as host of a sunday show and when he does interviews on the news channel he must remain neutral with his guests, and he always attempts to treat the Democrats pleasantly. But when he's in other forums, he's free to speak openly about his conservative views.

    You should read some of the transcripts of speeches that Snow has given to right-wing organisations, or look at the archives of the conservative column he wrote until last summer or listen to him when he fills in for Rush. There's no doubt- this boy's a conservative!

    There are so few conservatives in the press core, I wish we would stop being so critical of the ones we have!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 8:01:00 PM PST · 284 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to conservativesoutherner
    Somebody ought to remind me next time that when you write that somebody hears of something, it's spelled hear, not here!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 7:52:12 PM PST · 283 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wphile
    Thank you, you're very nice. I agree with you 100% about not bailing Enron employees out. I feel sick over what they did to them, but it's really not a governmental matter. We can't help out everyone who takes a hit in a capitalist society. It works on the laws of chance and unpredictability, and there are always going to be winners and losers in that kind of system.

    As to whether the question was a form of advocacy, I seriously doubt it with either Snow or Hume (I did read this transcript and the one with O'neil on the fox website). I caught parts of the other shows, and they asked the same exact question. They're doing it because Henry Waxman raised the issue. They think they have to ask provocative questions. If they can get an answer tantalizing enough, their shows are mentioned on the wires, in newspapers and and on the morning shows during weekdays. The theory is people here about the shows and they gain a bigger viewing audience.

    I suppose your question would be "what do they care more about- ratings or good journalism". Well, that is a very good question.

    Do you happen to remember what the viewer mail was about at the end of the show ('mailbag')?

    ,Shannon

  • Bush faints while watching TV

    01/13/2002 7:28:02 PM PST · 31 of 123
    conservativesoutherner to Enemy Of The State
    I'll bet all of you that the conspiracy theorists on the left will start whining that this is a hoax to get Enron out of the headlines! I'll bet something else- all of the late night comics will make a joke out of Bush choking on a pretzel (of all things). I can literally here them now. We've entered a new era- it's now okay to go after Bush, and boy do they want to catch up for lost time!!!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 7:16:45 PM PST · 280 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wphile
    I did not get to catch it. I literally only saw the last 2 minutes. Whenever I miss the show on sunday mornings, I check out Sunday freeper threads and a website called American Politics Joural. American Politics Journal is a godawful piece of crap written by and marketed to Leftists. They analyze what all of the guests and pundits say on the Sunday morning shows. The only reason that I go there is to find out what was said on the shows- I ignore the left-wing analysis.

    So that's how I fill myself in. But they don't give each specific word (like a transcript), they're more general. Well I looked on the site today and something caught my eye. They started talking about what was said on the panel segment about Enron. They wrote that Brit stated that he thinks the job of the media is to show why Enron isn't a scandal, and that Tony said that there are questions about Enron's influence over energy policy.

    Having not watched the show, I can't figure out what was actually stated and how it was meant. I may have misread it or perhaps i'm just not able to figure it out, but that doesn't sound like something Snow would say. What did Tony say during the panel about Enron and Whose side did he seem to be taking (who was he more argumentative with). I'm telling you here and now, if he or any other conservative starts joining in the Bush-bashing, i'm boycotting their shows. I'm all fired up!

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 5:44:41 PM PST · 275 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Don@VB
    Did you see Fox News Sunday today? (anyone on the forum currently can answer). Because I want to have a discussion with somebody who watched it.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:54:17 AM PST · 101 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to StarFan
    Who interviwed O'neil on Fox New Sunday- Snow, Hume, who?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:50:48 AM PST · 97 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Clintons Are White Trash
    We agree: Hume and Snow- both attractive, both right wing, both intelligent and both have disdain for their 'mainstream' colleagues in the media- I think a fan club is in order!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:38:05 AM PST · 81 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to IVote2
    Sorry, I meant that question for you- Who interviewed Paul O'neil?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:36:21 AM PST · 80 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Wait4Truth
    Who interviewed Paul O'neil?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 13 January 2002

    01/13/2002 6:30:09 AM PST · 77 of 292
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    At the end of Fox News Sunday, they always do a 'mailbag' segment where they read letters they get from viewers. I got a phone call right about that time and missed it. Does anyone remember what they were about or what they said? I would be much obliged to the perceptive soul who could fill me in. By the way, it's possible I may be falling in love with Brit Hume (just wanted to let you know)!
  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    01/08/2002 7:09:09 PM PST · 34 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to Matchett-PI
    I just have trouble deciding which conservative genius I like better at any given moment- Limbaugh, Snow or Brit Hume. I wish I could combine all three and listen to them nonstop 24-7. But I can't- ARRRGGGHHHHH- decisions, decisions!!!!!!! So, I have to alternate!

    Shannon

  • GOP wins in Okla. 1st district

    01/08/2002 6:53:15 PM PST · 15 of 57
    conservativesoutherner to Torie
    That isn't a good example, though. Steve Largent was a famous football hero, and well known to most of the state (HELL, well known to most of the country). That certainly had an effect on the margin of his past elections. Agreed, Sullivan could have done better and it's wise to caution level-headedness. But, lets not go overboard here. Lets not turn a victory into a failure. In other words lets not do what we usually do when we succeed- bash ourselves!!!
  • Oklahoma Special Election results

    01/08/2002 6:35:17 PM PST · 71 of 75
    conservativesoutherner to ChicagoGuy
    You didn't direct your statements to me, but i'm going to challenge them anyways.

    Before I say my peace, let me explain my own beliefs on the subject. I'm a 25 year old female and a conservative (dont ask how or why- I don't know). As a girl, I feel like most women do about gays: I don't hold very strong opinions on the subject. I tend to think that they are abnormal, but that they're entitled to equality. I don't believe in gay marriage or adoption, but other than that I would not have a problem being friends or acquaintances with them (it's none of my buisness).

    However, I do understand that many people hold strong feelings about the topic (usually due to religion or upbringing). Even though I consider myself religious, it has still never concerned me very much. Alot of politically correct and liberal people attempt to make opposition to gays out to be the equivalent of racism and other types of 'discrimination'- but it isn't, period. I accept the fact that many folks just have deeply held religious views.

    The ones that really bother me are people like you. You seem to insuate that you are more tolerant or open-minded because you refuse to pass judgement. The problem is that you don't allow anyone else to disagree with your views so much as a little, at least on this subject, without jumping down their throat. If you believe in being so all-fire broad minded, perhaps you ought to be tolerant enough to allow others the chance to object to your conclusions about life without ignorantly condemning them for their blind intolerance!

    Just a thought,
    Shannon

  • Oklahoma Special Election results

    01/08/2002 5:49:34 PM PST · 37 of 75
    conservativesoutherner to Straight Vermonter
    Is it too soon to thank the good lord above for not allowing the representation of another money stealing, freedom grabbing, virtue bashing moron whose sole interest seems to be to serve himself, his party and every elitist, politically correct, anti-American special interest east of the Mississippi in the U. S. congress?

    (That representation would come right after he finishes subsidising every cow in America, of course- as Speaker Hastert would say!)

  • The BEST part about Foxnews is........

    01/08/2002 5:32:14 PM PST · 45 of 45
    conservativesoutherner to KantianBurke
    Tony snow and Brit Hume: both conservatives, both babes! enough said!
  • Oklahoma Special Election results

    01/08/2002 5:16:20 PM PST · 16 of 75
    conservativesoutherner to OKSooner
    Just asking a question: From your experience- do you think our guy will win? How likely?
  • Oklahoma Special Election results

    01/08/2002 5:06:03 PM PST · 10 of 75
    conservativesoutherner to ambrose
    78% of the votes are in and the race has evened out into a literal tie (49 - 49). It's narrowing- so don't worry! This is one of the most conservative districts in the country. But, just to be safe- pray for divine assistance!!!
  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    01/05/2002 5:21:22 PM PST · 32 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to Matchett-PI
    Hello anonymous computer guy,

    Don't misunderstand me, I agree with you about Rush! My point was not that I don't want to listen to him anymore- I just want a break now and then. No insult intended to the MIGHTY ONE, but everybody needs a vacation! Ya know?

    Responding out of sheer boredom,
    Shannon (BTW- is Magnum PI any relation????)

  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    01/05/2002 5:20:33 PM PST · 31 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to Matchett-PI
    Hello anonymous computer guy,

    Don't misunderstand me, I agree with you about Rush! My point was not that I don't want to listen to him anymore- I just want a break now and then. No insult intended to the MIGHTY ONE, but everybody needs a vacation! Ya know?

    Responding out of sheer boredom,
    Shannon (BTW- is Magnum PI any relation????)

  • Did Anyone Catch Fox News Live With Tony Snow Today?

    12/29/2001 1:19:15 PM PST · 7 of 10
    conservativesoutherner to KC_Conspirator
    Did you happen to catch the show today?????

    By the way, if Mccarthy were still around, he'd have good reason to suspect Mike Wallace of being a commie!

  • Did Anyone Catch Fox News Live With Tony Snow Today?

    12/29/2001 12:39:43 PM PST · 5 of 10
    conservativesoutherner to LadyDoc
    You said that you turned "this one" off. Obviously you didn't care to watch what was about to come on- what was the lead in to the segment? What was the opening question that Snow asked the panel? Did it have anything to do with who had the political advantage and did the question come off as an attack on Bush/GOP?

    Thanks!

  • Did Anyone Catch Fox News Live With Tony Snow Today?

    12/29/2001 12:35:02 PM PST · 4 of 10
    conservativesoutherner to 3catsanadog
    But I don't think that they're going to play the same exact show, so that I can hear the comments that were made. They have a new show, different from the day before! So, if anybody else knows what was said today- write what you can. I'm interested.
  • Did Anyone Catch Fox News Live With Tony Snow Today?

    12/29/2001 11:09:17 AM PST · 1 of 10
    conservativesoutherner
  • Rush Limbaugh: What Is His Schedule For the Next Couple of Weeks During the Holidays?

    12/18/2001 9:20:52 PM PST · 38 of 42
    conservativesoutherner to conservativesoutherner
    Does anybody have anymore guesses as to my original questions?
  • Rush Limbaugh: What Is His Schedule For the Next Couple of Weeks During the Holidays?

    12/18/2001 4:12:38 PM PST · 32 of 42
    conservativesoutherner to conservativesoutherner
    Does anybody happen to know if Tony Snow will be filling in for Rush anytime during the holidays?
  • Rush Limbaugh: What Is His Schedule For the Next Couple of Weeks During the Holidays?

    12/18/2001 12:34:49 PM PST · 1 of 42
    conservativesoutherner
    Anybody who might know, please post answers below!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 December 01

    12/16/2001 6:33:40 AM PST · 22 of 68
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    I'm laughing right now. I hate when this happens- you turn your head for ten seconds and only pay attention by bits and pieces, and then you hear something interesting and wish you had been paying full attention.

    Did anybody catch the last question on the Fox News Sunday panel? If so, fill in the blanks for me : something about military might having proved effective, should we....? Juan said yes and something about staying engaged in region. Mara replied about something. Brit said something about us having done much to achieve our military goals and then something about us not getting our hopes up about them returning to absolute peace and the garden of eden. Then Juan argued with Brit about something and mentioned Israel and Palestine and something about the garden of eden. Tony ended with- "no, they're not"

    Somebody fill me in here, what in the sam hell did all that mean: The questions, the responses, and the garden of eden. What were they asking, what were they saying, and how in the hell did the garden of eden come into this? I think i'm just going to have to start taping these shows or get a brain transplant!

  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    12/13/2001 11:46:56 PM PST · 10 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to leadpenny
    I have to ask a silly question, because i'm kind of new at this. I understand many of the freeperisms & abbreviated words that I see, but there are a couple whose definitions I keep forgetting. What does it mean to "bump" someone's comments or an author's article? Is it a good thing or a way of saying that you disagree with somebody? Also, what does "ping" mean- i've always assumed that it was a way of expressing dislike for something you've just read? Could you help me out here? When you "bumped" my comments, were you agreeing or diagreeing with me? I pray that my asking this does not make me look like a moron in your eyes.

    As far as Rush is concerned, I hope I didn't come off as being anti-Rush -- i'm not. I still think he is the (well-deserved) king of talk radio and I generally listen to him whenever I get a chance. But, it can be a little tiring listening to only one man, and besides a little variety doesn't hurt anyone (we need to support more conservatives than just Limbaugh). Sometimes I enjoy hearing other intelligent and witty conservatives, like Tony Snow or Brit Hume, pounding tables and standing for what's right and true. It makes conservatism more fun (to me).

    That's why I always look forward to Snow guest-hosting --he's great. Limbaugh is a good conservative, but he tends to focus on smaller government issues entirely, and doesn't spend much of his energy on discussions about society and family. Tony, on the other hand, is a good conservative across the board (both economically and socially- which I appreciate because i'm an economic conservative and I believe in conservative virtues as well). I think Tony is at his best when he discusses moral concerns like society, culture and family; and his beliefs in God and the right to life.

    As far as Sean Hannity is concerned, he won't be guest- hosting anymore because he has his own "national" show now (which is fine by me because i've never been fond of Hannity- he's has too many overbearing qualities and he doesn't know how to make good conservative arguments). I hope that Rush will replace Hannity with Brit Hume- he's fabulous!!!

    I agree entirely with your sentiments about the "big three networks"- in short- they suck ('big time', as Dick Cheney would say)! And, yes, I caught the misspelling of IMPRIMIS. I wanted to check out the website to see all the lectures they had to offer, so I typed in IMPRIMUS- to no avail. I finally figured out I must be spelling it wrong. But don't worry, I would have made the same mistake as you(in fact- I did)!

  • American Journalism and the Constitution (Tony Snow)

    12/12/2001 9:15:44 PM PST · 8 of 38
    conservativesoutherner to leadpenny
    Loved the article! Tony's great- he is one of the best conservative thinkers in America. The feeling he has that there will eventually be alternative forums to the "big three monopoly" in which conservative voices will be allowed to be heard is absolutely right- we're speaking on one of them now. I know it's mean to say, but I can't wait for Rush to take a day off or go on vacation, so that Tony can sit in as guest host. Good article ( or speech)- whatever!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 December 01

    12/09/2001 7:36:49 AM PST · 111 of 195
    conservativesoutherner to Alas Babylon!
    Surprisingly, I actually thought that Trent Lott aquitted himself fairly well this morning. He was on FNS, with Fred Barnes and guest host Brit Hume asking some tough questions. He ususally comes off like an incredibe moron on television because he waffles and fidgets and acts like the dork that we all know he is- which then incites GOP'ers like me to pray he'll see the wisom of retiring soon. But today he actually seemed to have a backbone- he condemed Tom Daschle, demanded action on many things, and bitched about obstructionist Democrats. It was refreshing. Imagine: Trent Lott actually being articulate! Who would have thought? Don't get me wrong- I still don't like him. But I always try to be supportive when an idiot has an intellectual epiphany.
  • Bill Maher and the Liberal media at ABC!

    12/07/2001 10:57:47 PM PST · 17 of 39
    conservativesoutherner to quimby
    Yeah, I loved reading and hearing him refer to himself as a 'libertarian'. Lets see he's: anti-second amendment, pro-enviornmental regulation, against domestic energy production/ANWR, against giving money to people who don't need it (tax cuts), in favor of racial quotas designed to make up for "historic injustices done to minorities", in favor of peace-keeping military operations, an advocate of campaign-finance reform that bans free speech, and on and on.

    The question really ought to be, can you be any less libertarian than this guy? Libertarianism (to me) seems less an ideology than a sentiment- to believe in freedom and to believe that you have a right to it. I, like most conservatives, consider that sentiment a central tenet of my belief system. I guess that I have always viewed myself as a classic conservative (in the American sense)-- I stand balancing three equally important strains of my ideology-libertarianism, religious traditionalism and free-market capitalism.

    And, I can therefore say without reservation, Bill Maher is nothing short of wacko if he honestly believes he's a libertarian. The only libertaian belief he holds is his constant criticism of government authority (and even that's fake because it's not as though it's founded on a principle he's holding fast to; in fact it's not founded on anything other than his typical, adolescent, knee-jerk dislike of anything Republican- which is what this administration is.)!

    But, I can solve Bill Maher's dilemma for him- of finding out what he is- HE'S AN A$$H*LE!!! (If you're listening Bill, I hope i've been of assistance to you). If not, I tried!

  • Stem cells, Hollywood and Life

    12/04/2001 1:58:40 PM PST · 4 of 6
    conservativesoutherner to jimkress
    What did you think about his concern that this may come back to haunt us- the slippery slope argument? What you just stated about grown children being used may not be that far off. Remember when abortion was only going to be in the first trimester. The so-called "technical" argument concerning the lack of life-viability in the early stages.

    Yeah, well now you only need "technically" have the crown of your head inside of the mother to qualify as the recipient of a doctor's sharp, life-ending devices removing your brain and collapsing your skull (while you're still wide awake). This was of course the sort of thing that abortion proponents in the 70's promised would never happen were it to be legalised.

    Makes you wonder where all of thes life-saving techniques will all end -- Probably dead, oddly enough!

  • Stem cells, Hollywood and Life

    12/04/2001 12:51:38 PM PST · 1 of 6
    conservativesoutherner
    I usually don't take the time to post columns, but I thought this was a particularly good article- so I decided to post it here and elicit your comments. It involves two completely seperate issues that intrigue me: the moral failings of embryonic stem cell research and the idiosy of Hollywood's rather large constituency of dingbats.

    I would love to know why more pro-lifers don't put the onus on supporters of embryonic research by asking whether they have any qualms about about running headlong into this ethical briar patch seemingly without having thought it through. Snow makes the best point- do they care that they will be treating human life like the equivalent of an everyday item being sold on the Home Shopping Club? What, are we going to have a Labor Day Sale on fetuses like we do for towels? Perhaps we could have coupons offering people fabulous deals: "for every purchase of a fetus, we'll sell you a coffee table at half price". Don't you just hate sarcasm?

    As for Hollywood.....well, I won't even bother to go there.

    But back to my original point, this is a great column. Although I wish he'd provide more than four paragraphs in his editorials each week, Snow always writes a great column. On top of being a conservative and pro-life, he's also a real wordsmith. I'd love to see Brit Hume do some writing, as well. I'm pretty sure there's unanimity amongst most conservatives in that sentiment because Brit's such a great guy (perhaps a petition would do the trick). But let me stop babbling.

  • Comments On The Issues Of The Day: (Stem Cells & Hollywood)

    12/03/2001 6:51:48 PM PST · 1 of 1
    conservativesoutherner
    I thought this was a particularly good article - so I decided to sit down and type this puppy out, so others could read it and comment. It involves two things that are near and dear to me: the moral failings of embryonic stem-cell research and the idiosy of Hollywood's large population of dingbats.

    Although I wish that he'd provide more than four paragraphs in each of his editorials, Snow always writes a great column. Not just because he's conservative and pro-life, but because he's a real wordsmith. I'd like to see Brit Hume write a column, too. I'm pretty sure there's going to be unanimity in my saying that- so I guess i'll start the petition!

    Anyway, I need to stop rambling- so go ahead and comment.

  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 Nov 01 AKA Screaming Faces

    11/25/2001 4:40:37 PM PST · 65 of 69
    conservativesoutherner to floriduh voter
    I loved his point, though. The fact that leftist-loonies are now stomping their feet about how "improper" it is for the GOVERNMENT to actually take someone's race into account when trying to catch terrorists is more than a little amusing. They are, after all, the same people who started this country down the path 40 years ago and who still now promote the GOVERNMENT'S use of racial quotas/affirmative action in hiring preferences, contracts, and much else. Looks like the Left has serious problems maintaining consistency in their bad ideas. Doing so with a straight face must be even more problematic.
  • Jack Valenti on Fox News -- "...haven't lost anyone yet..."

    11/25/2001 4:05:52 PM PST · 5 of 26
    conservativesoutherner to Jerrybob
    Let us not forget to point out that one of the reasons that so many people in the Arab world hate us is because of the picture that Hollywierd paints of the United States. They think that we are all married to our brother, living in a trailer park, free-basing heroine and a parent to fifteen illegitimate children. The major reason that so many around the world despise us is because they don't really know "US". What they know is the entertainment industry's portrayal of America, which isn't even close to being accurate. They see George Clooney, not George Bush. They see Elizabeth Hurley, not Elizabeth Dole. Is it any wonder they can't stand us, they don't even know who we are?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 Nov 01 AKA Screaming Faces

    11/25/2001 3:27:16 PM PST · 60 of 69
    conservativesoutherner to floriduh voter
    I ASK THIS TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO ANSWER.......Here's a question I have, because I didn't get to see FNS until they replayed it (the only sunday program I can stomach): they had a clip of Donald Rumsfeld during the panel segment at the end of the show- was it a knock against him or something to show that he's a character? By the way, did anyone else catch Tony's parting thoughts about the irony of the fact that the people who now complain about the government's use of racial profiling, also being the same folks that instituted racial "preferences" in the first place. I never even thought about that- good point!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 Nov 01 AKA Screaming Faces

    11/25/2001 11:11:47 AM PST · 51 of 69
    conservativesoutherner to floriduh voter
    What did you mean "couldn't watch either"? Were you replying to someone else who said that they couldn't watch Daschle and agreeing with them or were you trying to say that you couldn't watch either person on FNS? Probably a stupid question, but the wording is odd and I like to know what people think.
  • Totals for U.S. Congress District 03 in Arkansas

    11/20/2001 6:48:46 PM PST · 50 of 53
    conservativesoutherner to ThomasPaine2000
    May the good lord be kind enough to all of us this Thanksgiving, that he might spare us that indignity. On the other hand, everytime Terry McCaulife speaks, my grass gets a little greener. I've grown up in the south, so I have seen fertilizer spread far and wide. And, it's been my experience that Terry provides the best load of crap known to man.
  • Totals for U.S. Congress District 03 in Arkansas

    11/20/2001 6:29:06 PM PST · 46 of 53
    conservativesoutherner to J.J. Gittes
    Within reason, how much of a margin would give Republicans bragging rights- 10 points? Also take into account the lofty margins of victory most in the press were predicting about Hayseed's eventual triumph (I mean Hathorn- i'm sorry-how terribly uncouth of me- I apologize). If Boozman comes out far ahead, what would be a fabulous enough margin to rub in their faces?
  • Totals for U.S. Congress District 03 in Arkansas

    11/20/2001 6:15:18 PM PST · 42 of 53
    conservativesoutherner to Vis Numar
    Anything more? What's the latest overall total? Does Boozman have this wrapped up?