Doug had a bunch of days off in the last couple weeks, so that’s why I didn’t post last week.
In other news, Westwood One, the company that got Doug’s show produced in the first place, was purchased by media conglomerate Dial Global, who has chosen not to renew Doug’s contract. The show ends production sometime in the next 3 or 4 weeks. I don’t have a specific end date yet.
As for me, Dial will likely shuffle me off to one of its other programs to do web work. No word on what that might be, yet.
Meanwhile, enjoy the Douggy goodness while it lasts.
From the audio files:
1) “…First thing that’s going to happen [on election day 2012] is the paper-shredders in Washington are going to start revving up… The second thing that’s going to happen is a lame duck President, like Obama… he will inflict as much damage as fast as he can…”
2) “…[Obama’s Thanksgiving] remarks were completely void of any religious references, although Thanksgiving is a holiday that traditionally is steeped in giving thanks and praise to God…”
3) “…I do not know why everyone except for the President does not fly commercial. If it’s good enough for you and me… if it’s safe enough, then why the heck aren’t they doing it?…”
4) “…The Supreme Court is reviewing Obamacare… Some people on the left – the Obama White House possibly amongst them – believe that this situation is a win-win for Obama…”
More audio clips here.
And for those who would rather read than listen, gems-a-plenty:
1) “The gloves are off. We have a choice in 2012. We can choose to be a country of economic growth, employment, low taxes, and low debt. Or you can vote for liberals, and if they win, we can continue down the road of economic stagnation, unemployment, food stamps, high taxes, and high debt.”
2) “The Thanksgiving holiday is a symbol of the fact that consumption is the result and reward of production. Sadly, in Europe they don’t have anything like this, as either a holiday or an idea.”
3) “When Obama hears the word ‘Thanksgiving,’ he thinks it’s a national holiday for people to give thanks to him.”
4) “Obama’s is trying to run on all kinds of different things. He’s operating on what I call the ‘spaghetti theory’ – you throw a plate of spaghetti against the wall and you see what sticks. Because he’s got nothing to run on because he can’t run on his record.”
5) “I suspect that Mitt Romney’s hairstyle represents the most consistent view he’s ever had.”
6) “This super committee failure is deliberate campaign politics. Obama’s rotten economy, his rotten performance on jobs, is something he wants to run on as if it were the Republicans all along, for the past three years, who’ve stood in the way of him making the economy recover.”
7) “We are watching right now the fight for communism to succeed at the world’s dominant power, which defies logic. Because it’s deadly, it’s violent, it has nothing attractive about it other than the vanity of the human beings involved in it.”
8) “Obamacare is 2700 pages long. It’s indecipherable. It’s complicated to a degree that it is hard for the average person to even fathom it. And this severs the link between law and the average citizen. It makes it impossible for the law to be something that the citizenry can even know or understand to any reasonable degree.”
9) “I’m not against hospice care. What I’m against is the way Obamacare pushes doctors to use it as execution care.”
10) Obama talks about America as if he’s some outside observer, like some outside commentator. Every time Obama talks about Americans, he exclusively talks about them in trite, condescending stereotypes, almost as if everything he knows about America and Americans were something he learned second-hand.”
I know it’s a cliche to quote “Atlas Shrugged” in relation to the Obama administration, but #8 puts me in mind of this paragraph on the REAL reason for passing abominable laws like Obamacare (emphasis added):
“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against – then you’ll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”