Skip to comments.Michael Savage Mocks Ted Kennedy Tumor
Posted on 05/21/2008 10:29:34 AM PDT by SmithL
Even Ted Kennedy's political enemies spoke kindly of him when they learned that he had a malignant brain tumor.
But not conservative talk show host Michael Savage. As a form of "respect" to Kennedy on his syndicated talk show Tuesday, Savage played The Dead Kennedy's "California Uber Alles" - get it? Ho ho, the wit! Oh, and he dropped in a couple of "Kindergarten Cop" sound clips of the Arnold Schwarzenegger character saying, "It's not a tumor."
Listen to it here, if you must. Then quickly bathe.
Mike, Mike, Mike, one word, baby: Karma. It never forgets.
Then again, Savage's Karma Deficit is higher than Barry Zito's ERA, based on his past stunts, like the time he told a caller to his then-MSNBC program a "sodomite" and that he "should gets AIDS and die." MSNBC fired him.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
Good Old Michael Savage - is he still alive? I'm not surprised at all, after all he's the self-style "compassionate conservative". No doubt his style of compassion is to hand a drowning person a bucket of water because they "might be thirsty". Talk about a malignant growth.
Posted By: bmwericus | May 21 2008 at 10:11 AM
Savage, you're just what your name implies that and a heartless SOB.
Posted By: air1505 | May 21 2008 at 10:12 AM
Awesome! I was afraid he might break from character and be a decent human being. Thankfully, he's maintaining his predictablility.
Posted By: Septic_Hank | May 21 2008 at 10:15 AM
add the millions that listen Savage and the millions that listen to Rush and the millions that listen to hannity and what do you get? A pretty good idea of just how many ignorant and stupid people live in this country. yikes! maybe we are doomed.
Posted By: TrickyD | May 21 2008 at 10:15 AM
There is a reason Savage got this way and he is going to suffer more for it.
Posted By: marty2sf | May 21 2008 at 10:17 AM
...wow, what a suprise...yes, we are doomed...when half the country believes what these meatballs say...
Posted By: beugel | May 21 2008 at 10:18 AM
well, savage is paid for being 'controversial'. A prayer for all the other people (9000 in the US) that get a brain tumor every year in the US.
Posted By: markman | May 21 2008 at 10:20 AM
I wish I could be there when his karma smacks him in the ass
Posted By: madmadhatter | May 21 2008 at 10:21 AM
I've seen plenty worse from liberals talking about a Bush demise. You can dish it out, but not take it? It's definitely bad taste, but Kennedy was no saint or model of an honest senator (sorry, oxymoron).
Posted By: maxpower1 | May 21 2008 at 10:21 AM
Michael Savage: No Class.
And Savage was nothing but cordial about Teddy's issues BTW.
Michael Savage also played the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen.
“Conservative” talk show host? Didn’t we learn that Savage made a sizeable political contribution to Jerry Brown?
“A prayer for all the other people (9000 in the US) that get a brain tumor every year in the US.”
Why is it that all of the other people who are suffering from cancer or brain tumors never get the headlines of Saint Ted?
I agree that it is a bad way to go. I know of several famous people who died of cancer last week. There never were any articles about their declining health. Barely an article on their passing in some cases.
And I still recall the venom that the Left held for Reagan in the 15 years he was in decline. They questioned when it began to affect his judgement as a politician.
Ted is not alone in his malady. But the world has come to a stop because Ted now has the same illness as so many other silent figures.
Savage is obviously a jerk but he’s just one conservative doing what virtually the entire left did when Reagan and Charlton Heaston died.
I’m pretty convinced that he is a plant, just doing his thing to discredit us. I wonder if Soros pays his bills.
hes just one conservative doing what virtually the entire left did when Reagan and Charlton Heaston died.
The garbage from the left was sick when Reagan died.....
It's funny, in that, that is what "California Uber Alles" is all about. Jerry Brown becoming President.
Because they are not household names. Like it or not, our media culture focuses on those names that we know. Ted Kennedy is known, and so stories about him will generate interest. Stories about brain tumors suffered by Fred Beeblebrox will not. It's that simple. If stories were about the subject matter, and not the person involved, they'd be far more informative, but far less interesting to 90% of the American public.
I always thought he was too nasty and over the edge...now he is just....over
“Michael Savage” (not his real name) claims to have changed his politics somewhere in the 1980s.
Michael Medved also changed (most but not all) of his politics somewhere in the 1980s.
The version of “C.U.A.” Savage played was the one that called out “I’m am President Brown...”. Savage saw it as an indictment of liberal politics too.
His “gaffes” like this are carefully planned to get attention.
[begin audio clip]
[Ted Kennedy singing “Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes”]
VARIOUS REPORTERS: Our breaking news this afternoon: Ted Kennedy ... Tumor in the left lobe of his brain ... Malignant brain tumor ... This is a malignant brain tumor ... Let me, let me pick your brain — on probably the area you know best ... He's showing great energy —
SCHWARZENEGGER: It's not a tumor.
KENNEDY: Mucho mas gracias a todos. Estoy muy contento estar aqui en Los Angeles con ustedes.
SCHWARZENEGGER: It's not a tumor, at all.
REPORTER: His mental faculties are obviously not impaired in any fashion.
SCHWARZENEGGER: Brain tumor.
VARIOUS REPORTERS: Often don't spread very quickly ... Seizure ... A malignant brain tumor.
SCHWARZENEGGER: It's not a tumor.
VARIOUS REPORTERS: Malignant brain tumor ... Breaking news today that Senator Ted Kennedy is suffering from a malignant brain tumor.
[Kennedy singing “Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes”]
[end audio clip]
SAVAGE: All right, guys, you know, this is not funny. You know, it's sad that Kennedy was showing signs for years. I knew it when he almost stumbled in the Senate gallery once and Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] had to finish a sentence for him. Remember that? I — it was frightening. It was right out of The Manchurian Candidate — he lost himself in the middle.
The poor guy's been suffering for years, you know? Unfairly he's been accused of alcoholism, but we see now that it was something much more deep-seated. And so, to cut this out in some respect for Ted Kennedy, here's a tune coming at you from the Dead Kennedys. Go ahead and play it, please.
[music clip of the Dead Kennedys’ “California Über Alles”]
SAVAGE [speaking over music clip]: “Big bro on white horse is near. The hippies won't come back, you say, mellow out or you will pay. Now it is 1984. California, California.”
It is The Savage Nation. No gloating today, no laughter, all serious. You don't joke about a man's cancer. I do it, but I won't do it today; it's something I will not do. That song, by the way, by the Dead Kennedys is called “California Über Alles,” dates from 1979, and the words are amazing. Just start it again; I want to read you some of the words after we bring them up to speed.
[”California Über Alles” plays]
SAVAGE: OK, now, let me explain. The lyrics are “California Über Alles” by the Dead Kennedys from 1979 — all right, turn off the music.
“I am Governor Jerry Brown,” it says. “My aura smiles and never frowns. Soon I will be president, Carter power will soon go away. I will be führer one day. I will command all of you, your kids will meditate in school. Your kids will meditate in school.” Then they go into the chorus, California Über Alles, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, Über Alles, California.
Now listen to the lyrics: “Zen fascists will control you” — ooh. “100 percent natural, you will jog for the master race and always wear the happy face. Close your eyes, can't happen here, big bro on white horse is near. The hippies won't come back, you say, mellow out or you will pay, mellow out or you will pay.”
Chorus: “Now it is 1984, knock-knock at your front door. It's the suede denim secret police, they have come for your uncool niece. Come quietly to the camp, you'd look nice as a drawstring lamp. Don't you worry, it's only a shower, for your clothes here is a pretty flower. Die on organic poison gas, serpent's eggs already hatched. You will croak, you little clown, when you mess with President Brown, when you mess with President Brown.” Play the refrain all over again. It's The Savage Nation and — that's it, play it, already, play California —
[”California Über Alles” plays]
SAVAGE: Boom, boom. Bah. Bing. Sad, very sad day. Very sad day. No more Jalisco songs, nothing. No more discordant hectoring from the Senate floor. Very sad. Want to hear the stories to go with this?
All right, then. I mean, I don't know. I'd rather listen to the Dead Kennedys all day than tell you the following story. McCain courts left-wing bloggers. That's right.
SAVAGE: Play “California Über Alles” by the Dead Kennedys, dedicated to the one I love. “I am governor.”
[”California Über Alles” plays]
I'm sorry. I like it. I'm having fun today. I'm not celebrating. I feel good. I've always liked punk rock music. I consider The Savage Nation sort of the punkers of the — the punk rock of talk radio.
When you think of — turn it off already, I said — read my mind. When I think turn it off, it should go off without my even saying it. You're supposed to be inside my brain already.
“California Über” — you know, when you think about it — here they are. The lyrics are very funny. They're saying, “I'm Governor Jerry Brown. Soon I'll be president; I'll be führer one day.” Now, he was a left-winger, Jerry Brown [current attorney general of California], and here they're saying he'll be führer, and you're gonna have to jog for the master race. Zen fascists will control you. Mellow out or you'll pay. Listen to this: “It's the suede denim secret police, they've come for your uncool niece.”
So he's, like, saying, the Zen left wing is going to become the fascists, and like I'm saying to you on The Savage Nation for the last 15 years, I carved out the independent arena here on talk radio. I warned you I'm not a Republican. I've told you I'm not a Democrat. I've told you I'm not a liberal. I told you I'm not a Republican. I told you I'm not a liberal. I told you I'm not a liberal. I told you I'm not a liberal. I told you I'm not a Republican. I told you I'm not a Republican.
So in essence, that leaves me here for you. I'll be The Savage Nation for the rest of my life, irrespective of what John McCain's bartender thinks.
SAVAGE: Now, if you think that the America that you once loved is dying, I won't argue with you. And if you think that we have a bunch of senile old coots running Congress, what I'm about to play for you will confirm your worst fears. Here is the whack job, ex-Ku Klux Klan member Robert Byrd, Democrat, reacting to the Ted Kennedy brain tumor report today. Listen to clip 11. It's not made up. Listen.
BYRD [audio clip]: Ted. Ted. My dear friend, I love you and I miss you. And Erma, Erma, Erma, my darling wife, Erma, would want to say thank God for you, Ted. Thank God for you.
SAVAGE: I'm asking you, would a sane nation permit a senile senator to hold his seat? You gently send in orderlies in white coats, and they gently remove the old man, and they put him in a chair — strap him in — in the Senate retirement home, and wheel him over next to a curtain facing a nice outdoor window, and three times a day they feed it. And that's the end of it. This man has a vote? This man can decide whether or not Iran is a threat? This man can decide whether or not global warming is real? This man can decide anything? Listen to this. This is a sitting senator, you fools. Listen to clip 11.
BYRD [audio clip]: My dear friend, I love you and I miss you. And Erma —
SAVAGE: Oh, my God. Get him off. Get this old — get him off my show. This is unbelievable to me. Now, you want — you try to understand why the country's in the shape it's in. They've got literally a walking psycho there. And we've known it for years by the things he does. For years now, Byrd has been blubbering on the floor of the Senate. For years, I mean, to be honest, Kennedy didn't seem sane to me. Forget about the drunk stories and all that — anybody can drink. The guy sounded like he was off for years, I'm sorry. When he would give that — he gave a speech about a year ago, I forget the topic. He could not finish the speech, Kennedy couldn't. Feinstein had to come from the side and speak to him like from the wings, like the queen of diamonds. And he's, “Oh, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah.” And then this Jalisco song — play Jalisco for a minute. Play Jalisco.
KENNEDY [singing]: Jalisco, Jalisco, Jalisco.
SAVAGE: Or Jalisco, excuse me.
KENNEDY [singing]: Tu tienes tu novia. Me Guadalajara.
SAVAGE: Come on. OK, you get the picture? This is running America. No wonder Ahmadinejad’s racing ahead with a nuclear weapon. He's afraid of these old men? He's afraid of these men who don't know what they're talking about? They don't know what they're talking about. No wonder Al Gore can receive a prize — a Nobel Prize for something that doesn't exist. No wonder. Nobody knows what's going on. Either they're senile, or they're bought out, or they're corrupt, or they're crazy, or they're on medication. And we the people are sitting here saying, “The king has no clothes,” and the king says, “Off with your head.” Play “California Über Alles” by the Dead Kennedys for me. I'm not going to get too worked up right now — lunch is coming up for me anyway.
[”California Über Alles” plays]
That’s a great point.
Entire left was mocking Reagan’s Alzheimers for years in vicious way.
Savage is a disgrace though. Living up to his name I guess.
To claim that Savage was mocking Sen. Kennedy’s brain tumor is like claiming that Jonathan Swift was really endorsing the eating of Irish babies.
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