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Posted on 01/20/2014 9:34:20 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD
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kind of early eh?
How has it been since the move? I haven’t tuned in yet, will try this week.
Had to run to Georgetown University Hospital at 1pm to visit a friend who is dying of cancer...
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Sounds live to me.
Thanks for doing the thread.
Howdy how was your weekend?
I’m sorry Prayers for your friend.
A good weekend. New brakes for the auto and 4 pairs of socks at Cabelas. I lead a real exciting life, haha.
I went on a blackberry an ivy pulling cleanup at Forgotten Creek, near downtown Everett. Fortunately it was only 2 hours.
Generally better than before. But he has had some off nights and threatens to slip back into old bad habits. He still snipes at other talk show hosts and tells people not to get flu shots.
And he’s decided that movie theaters should be gun-free zones.
And I should have mentioned I actually listened to part of the Seahawks 49ers game yesterday. The reception on KIRO FM is a bit better than AM stations and the AM stations seems to have given themselves over to infomercials and reruns of Rush, etc. instead of Clark Howard and Bill Handel, my preferred programming.
Now I just wish I could sit down and listen to him for the 3 straight hours. My wife & motherly afternoon duties call me and it’s a conflict!
Savage will be on WTAR AM 850 Norfolk, VA starting Jan 27. It had been “Comedy 850” and will now be a blend of news, talk, and sports
>>Sinclair Communications will flip Comedy 850 WTAR Norfolk to a mix of News, Talk and Sports on Monday, January 27.
VARTV.com shares the audio of the announcement on sister News/Talk 790 WNIS of the change. WTARs lineup will feature Wall Street Journal This Morning from 6-9am, Fox Sports Radios Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm and Jay Mohr Sports from 12pm-3pm, and Cumulus Media Networks Michael Savage from 3-6pm.
Savage starting with issue of his new radio show time slot.... about his 3-6pm slot vs. the 6-9pm slot and is reading e-mails & messages with pros and cons.
Also discussing Drugs and Anti-Depressants.
Gave it a go at the start of his show. Turned him off when he said the only great Americans were six feet under in a military cemetery.
Not my cup of tea. Topics like pot, pharmeceuticals, diet etc are boilerplate subjects for Savage and in my opinion indicate that he is hesitant to venture into uncharted areas. Too often it’s the Broken Record Nation.
Drugs and Anti-Depressants
Must be talking Colorado, haha. Saw a bi-plane over Denver during the playoff game that towed a big banner:
“Grow your Own!”, with a big pot leaf and website on it.
They’re calling the Super Bowl the Marijuana Bowl (SEATTLE - Potheads.... DENVER - New Potheads)
Savage just made a veiled reference to Hannity’s Freedom Concert controversy. Somebody was asking about it last week.
You are good to visit. I know it’s not easy.
I tend to agree. It’s kind of a default topic for him. Most people here know my feelings on this, but I tend to favor Western medicine myself. I don’t see Big Pharma as the Great Satan. Much like our political a d economic systems it has its problems but beats the hell out of the alternatives, IMO. On the other hand I am not completely close minded about alternatives—accupuncture for example. It didnt work for my particular condition but maybe it would work for you. Ironically, one non-western practice that I am a booster if is Hatha yoga and Savage ridicules it, calling the practitioners nymphomaniacs.(Dont know what he thinks about the men.)
Savage endorses homeopathy. Need I say more?
Savages remarks after Angelina Jolie revealed her surgery last year in my opinion was as bad as his autism debacle, and that was the shot heard round the world, the talk radio world anyway. You want to know what I really think happened on that July day back in 2008? I think Savage had had a little to drink and got autism and ADHD mixed up. The next day he was too embarrassed to admit it and made phony apologies and tried to recast himself as the victim. Children probably are over diagnosed with ADHD, autism not so much, IMO.
I find it curious that he’s always bitching about mothers giving children sugary foods and drinks at Starbucks yet Rockstar energy drinks aren’t exactly the healthiest for young people.
As far as Peter Breggin goes, he was well known and had published books before he was on Savages show. For another perspective on him, see www.quackwatch.org
Sorry but this suicide-by-hanging business is a sensitive issue with me. Savage steps on the woman’s comments then suggests the bf should have had some vitamin C in club soda and asked a deli worker how his day is.
These types of cheer-up tips are good for the garden variety blues and situational moods were all subject to. But for the kind of mental illness this guy had, it’s like a bandaid on a sucking chest wound. Why were t the drugs working for him? Maybe he wasn’t taking them according to directions, maybe he was mixing them with other substances, maybe he just wasn’t being adequately monitored.
My father committed suicide by hanging in 1963—that’s why I’m so sensitive about it. I guess that the drugs were in their infancy then, but I like to think that they might have saved him if he had lived a little longer. He was afraid of electroshock therapy as well as the stigma of a stint in Warm Springs(me tal institution)I know that the drugs aren’t perfect, but then neither are most treatments for serious illnesses. My arthritis medicines have side effects. Cancer drugs have side effects. But still.
On another health note: Fox Q13 reported that 100 patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital(part of the UW system) may have been infected with dirty colonoscopy equipment. Yuck. And what are kids getting colonoscopies for? I bring it up because I tend to agree with Savage on routine colonoscopies. I’m at the age where they nag you about it
Very interesting how Mark Levin is knocking Savage so hard today, yet quoting extensively from Aldous Huxley, one of Savages favorite authors.
Levin mad because Savage picked on the Wallbanger about his Freedom Concert charity shenanigans? I gotta catch the podcast later.
Well, the Freedom Concert brouhaha was several years ago. Savage discussed it more at length then. It’s not a new issue and I don’t think there have been new developements. Still Savage likes needling Hannity about it. Yesterday’s reference was so oblique you’d miss it if you weren’t listening carefully.
Today is one of those very self-focused shows. I had wrongly predicted that he would talk about the new policies in the military regarding peoples’ religious expressions or else the man in Texas who wants his wife taken off life support.(Lars Larson talked about that one today.)
Nice going, Savage, slamming Habitat for Humanity and other volunteer work. What does he mean—”fake houses”?
Here’s a story of possible mental health malpractice for you. I would post it but can’t figure out how to post things here. Anyway a therapist in Bothell WA is in trouble and fined $3000 for among other things, her advice to the adopted family of a 15 y/o girl to all sleep in the same bed. The girl was subsequently molested by her adopted father. I’m not a fan of the “family bed” concept, for reasons too numerous to go into here. And I have a feeling that there may be more to this story that we are t getting. The girl was “rescued”( their word) from a polygamous sect in Utah where she was reportedly sexually and physically abused. But what really bothers me about this is the implication that the father had no responsibility for his own actions at all. Was it this therapist’s idea for him to molest her? And what about the mother? They’re acting as if he was the family cat who killed a pet gerbil because of somebody else’s actions. Well, maybe this will cause the family bed fad to fall out of favor,which would be good IMO, but I still hate to see men and fathers demeaned this way
“talk about the new policies in the military”
Wish he had talked about that. Satanists wearing there stuff now in the ranks?
never though I would say this but listening to this guy makes me miss Hannity. He does not sound like the Savage of old. They put Savage on the blowtorch affiliate in DC and moved Hannity to a station with the equivalent of the traffic alert signal.
I don’t think Savage will make it to summer in his current timeslot.
Good Thursday Savage. Yesterday’s show was weak.
-— “They put Savage on the blowtorch affiliate in DC and moved Hannity to a station with the equivalent” -—
They didn’t put Hannity anywhere they just dropped him from all their stations. And Savage is here to stay! If you really miss Hannity listen to any podcast of the last 10 years it all sounds the same. A broken record, boring and dull.
Beards, turbans, yarmulkes, and, I suppose, crosses and other jewelry. Whatever.
What do you mean by the Savage of old?
I have to admit that the train thing at the end of each hour strikes me as a bit hokey and I wish he would get rid of it.
There is another FR thread about the Children’s Hospital dirty colonoscopy equipment and a spirited discussion about the pros and cons of routine colonoscopies. But so far I think I’m the only one to to about Lynne Slaeker, the family bed therapist. I did a bit of research on family bed, sometimes called co-sleeping, and nowhere did I see it recommended for kids as old as 15! I don’t know any of these people personally, but it does seem like a curious case to put it mildly.
Friday’s topic: Obama, Holder, and the race card.
Skin color trumps all unless you are race traitor like Col. West./s
I’ll be in Seattle tonight and will miss most or all of it. I also have to be up early tomorrow and may not want to stay up til midnight, esp. for a substandard third hour like last nights.
Interesting how KVI does the Hannity broadcast live but Savage is 9 hours later. Can’t they find a more convenient slot?
I’m not sure what their reasoning is, except that Savage used to be in the evenings before the change, and Hannity was on the other station.
I’ve never trusted KVI since they did a total format change, dumping talk radio, a few years back, then after a year or so of that, went back to conservative talk and expected listeners to come back as if nothing happened. Of course most if us did. Radio is an extremely fickle business, as I always say.
They might think that Savage us good to go up against Coast to Coast on KIRO FM, and he kind of is. I get confused which of them are Fisher stations. A lot of stations in this market are owned by Fisher, I think.
Hannity is a brain dead bore....a republican water-carrier...and Savage is acting like an idiot hollywood mudslinger...venting all this shit against a nonentity like Hannity when he should be concentrating all his venom on the leftist menace that we’re beseiged with. I’m sure that the detestable media rags like “Politico” with gleefully make the most of this. Savage should be as serious and focused on the totalitarian evil forces facing us like Mark Levin,...another arch-enemy of his.
I agree with most of what you say, which is why I have entertained a conspiracy theory regarding Savages being made a central player in these radio changes. I have never known for sure what to make if Savage. Is he a fraud, genius, madman, bit of all three? But I’m sure that many on the left might view him as a useful tool to help divide the right. Is a useful idiot still a useful idiot if s/he is complicit?
I stopped listening to Hannity for the most part after seeing one if his TV shows a few years ago when he was in the Central Valley doing a show about the water crisis, very poorly, I thought. And there have been other things. Mostly, like you say, he’s boring, with the same old LetNot Your Heart Be Troubled groupies and FOX personalities. If we had let ourhearts get more troubled, maybe we could have prevented Obama getting elected.
Savage was more of a firebrand and he didn’t attack his contemporaries as much as he does now. It’s not a veiled comment here and there, he just unleashes on them at every opportunity. If I wanted to listen to whiners attack talk radio and Fox news, I’d switch over to whatever remains of leftwing talk.