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Sisyphus

What an idiot. You would think at the way he rails against bloggers Zeb would know that you have amassed all his juiciest quotes. He acts like its not recorded or something. Oh well, I reckon the way he advances bigotry that I never shoulda given him credit for brains.

Nice cross, counselor.

Sisyphus

Didn't he say that he wanted to bang over the head the "dirty vile" "cockroaches" with a hammer and take them out to the trash? Naw, that's not encouraging violence.

MountainGoat

Yeah, and I coulda thrown in the one where Keith says he'd like to see a noose and a trap door in the Democratic platform and Zeb laughs. Or the one where he encourages a guy to say he'd do whatever it took to keep people from coming on his property (they were talking about undocumented immigrants). Or the ones where he's said he'd like to punch people in the nose or slap the Iraqi prime minister. Or when he says he'd personally cut of each of a person's fingers if he suspected them of knowing where a bomb was. Or....

Callisto

Seems like you just took out a hammer (whoomph!) and scraped up all of Zeb's false claims and threw 'em in the trash. Well done!

cantyoureadthesigns

Classic, if more outrageous than the usual behavior by hard core rightwingers. They project their own egregious behavior upon their legitimate critics. Hypocrisy, it's what they do. Sometimes they're so into playing their manipulation game, they have no idea what they're saying, and won't remember saying it either, these carnival barkers like Zeb and John Stokes over in Kalispel. IOW, they're demented, and manifesting in an evil, hateful way.

And there's no possibility of reasoning with them. None. Even if they know what they do is just a put on, as they usually do, they're not going to break out of character, except with their most close family and friends, a handful of people.

Anybody remember Wally George? For gods sakes, look at Michael Weiner (Savage). These freakshows have been in the media for decades.

I've been a fan of talk radio since long before Rush even got on the air. Still am. Was in the southern cal market for a long time, the most diverse talk radio in the nation. I've listened to them all, including bullying whack job bigots like this Zeb.

Perhaps he'll be smart enough to keep out of real legal (likely civil) trouble, but I'd be delighted if he were not, and was taken for every penny he has, including a hefty share of any future earnings, when he lands his next hate radio gig, probably in Utah or Wyoming.

Coward of the County

Zeb says he never called anyone a "cockroach" but how many times has he called people "vermin?" Aren't they both "pests?" I don't agree with him, but to call one a liar over species that are regularly dealt with by the Orkin man is ridiculous. Perhaps he needs to look into the mirror.

Coward of the County

Another issue: In the third hour yesterday, Bert Stevenson appeared on the program, and refused to apologize for his gay bashing homophobic remarks stating, "I have been this way for the past 40 years and will not apologize. I will not change." More intransigence from a legislator who apparently gets his rocks off through absolute hatred and intransigence. I also heard Zeb bragging that he had spent three hours with Stevenson at his home the past weekend. Did anyone get audio?

hanjiwa

MG it seams to me that you and Zeb are two peas in the SAME pod. You say that all he does is spout hate speach. ALL I read in your blog is the hate speach. Hate directed at him. And I can not find one time that violence has erupted because of Zeb Bells talk show. You have your freedom of speach he has his! But thats just my observation. I think it will be interesting to see how long this post stays on the net.

Coward of the County

Hanjiwa:

The mere fact that your post has shown up here is a testament to the tolerance of MG. She allows dissent, Zeb does not. He hangs up or berates anyone who disagrees with him. I, and several others, have been banned from his show because he only permits "cheerleaders;" dittoheads who espouse the same hatred.

Zeb has a right to transmit his schlock, but we also have a right to not patronize his sponsors and to ask that the radio station remove his program. There are other conservative hosts out there who don't stoop to the same low level as Zeb.

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Quotes For 2010

  • "The main thing is to keep everybody going down that road as we try to find the answers and solutions to all these problems. It'll be fun! We'll get it done." — Majority Leader Mike Moyle (R-Star) when asked in an Idaho Reports broadcast how the State House will handle making tough budget decisions this year, 1.29.10.

Quotes For 2009

  • "[Some politicians] wouldn't recognize the Constitution if it fell in their laps and called them Daddy." — Rep. Lenore Hardy Barrett (R-Challis) at a tea party tax protest.
  • "Just, you know, putting beans on the table." — former Congressman Bill Sali (R-ID-01) when asked by Nate Shelman (670 KBOI) what he's doing these days.
  • "I said yesterday we hope and pray things will get better before they get worse. It's obvious to me some of you need to do a better job of praying." — Sen. Dean Cameron (R-Rupert), Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee co-chair on the grim economic forecast facing the committee.
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  • "I’m not wearing rose-tinted glasses. But I am a glass-half-full kind of guy." — Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter attempting to remain optimistic while delivering tough economic news in his State of the State/Budget message.

Quotes For 2008

  • "I am not ashamed that we use a lot of energy in this country. It has made us the most prosperous Nation on the face of the planet. ... Using energy makes us prosperous." — Congressman Bill Sali (R-ID-01) during debate on an energy bill that, among other things, invested in alternative and renewable energy sources and repealed tax subsidies for large oil companies. (H.R.6899)
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