Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Obama: Tool of the Devil?

Sometimes I like to listen to KSFO. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the wacky-conservative talk radio station here in SF. The place where you’d find Rush and Sean Hannity and all the other crazy fucking right-wingers. I listen to it because (1) I think it’s good to know what the other side is saying about you, and (2) it’s hilarious.

SO ANYWAY, if you’ve lived in the Bay Area for any amount of time, you probably remember Brian Sussman from when he was a friendly, affable weatherman on Channel 5. Besides doing the weather, he hosted a segment called “Brian’s Kids,” featuring kids who were up for adoption. Apparently the program was a success, and Sussman says 400 kids were adopted as a result. Good for Brian and the kids and everyone.

Here’s where it gets weird. After leaving KPIX, Sussman started a radio show on KSFO and is now a BATSHIT FUCKING CRAZY RIGHT-WING LOON, like to the right of Attila the Hun. Like makes Rush Limbaugh look like Jane Fonda right wing.

So yesterday, I’m listening to Sussman (or the Suss-Man, as he apprently now calls himself) doing his thing on the Obama-Jeremiah Wright connection, which is fine. Hey, if I were a batshit fucking crazy lunatic right-wing radio host, I’d be all over that shit 24/7 myself, because hammering that shit is one surefire way to make stupid people dislike Obama.

So he’s going on and on and then starts berating this caller who calls in to defend Obama, and he’s saying that Obama is going to introduce Marxism and Socialism (really, I’m not making this up, it doesn’t even seem that crazy when you listen to KSFO for a while), and then here comes the money quote from the Suss-Man:

“I’m just supposed to roll over while the Devil puts his man in office?”

That's the exact quote. I listened to it again on the KSFO "archives" this morning to make sure I got it right.

Now, I know that a political campaign sometimes is the place for freewheeling, often hyperbolic speech, but it seems to me that calling a United States Senator and a presidential candidate “the Devil’s man” might be going a little bit overboard. Personally, I don’t believe there’s a “Devil” any more than I believe in fairies or the Kraken, but still, it shows you what kind of rhetoric these fucking insane radio guys will engage in.

The Kraken. Does he exist? And, if so, what candidate does he support? I urge you to reject any Kraken-backed candidate.


It’s going to be a long goddam campaign.

2 comments:

Rocco said...

as you know, i enjoy afternoon drive time with michael savage on 910 KNEW. he's a narcissistic, sociopathic, misogynistic asshole ("I'm beginning to think that women should be denied the vote. Their hormones rage; they are too emotional") who flies off the handle on the rare occasion someone calls in to disagree with him. it's maddening, but yet i still keep coming back. hmmmm, wonder HOW i was socialized into that sort of behavior?

Brewhaha said...

Doesn't matter to me, anymore. I don't like any of the candidates promoted by the mainstream, two-party system. The whole thing is constructed to keep everyone fighting over left/right, lib/con, Fox/CNN, Rosie/The Donald, and so forth. The candidate elected/selected must fit the profile of the most willing to promote the agenda of the Fed and World Banking System. I used to joke that I would write in Frank Zappa. This year, I am writing in Ron Paul the constitutionalist.