I would like to thank Sapporo beer, Star Wars, Crom, and my friends and family for this award, without their encouragement it would not have been possible...
I guess I did a bad thing in my reflecting upon Christopher Dorner's depictions as a hero/anti-hero/villain for some in the American public.
The Herman Cain Saga was great fun. Rush Limbaugh's acknowledgement of humble old me is a nice touch and complement. Moreover, being on Rush Limbaugh's radio program and going a few rounds with someone whose skill I admire--even as I detest his politics--is on my bucket list. Who knows? Maybe I will be able to follow through on the wish some day...it is a small world, perhaps one of Limbaugh's folks would like to set up a gentlemen's dialogue. It would be more than entertaining for all parties involved.
Would the god of right-wing media humble himself so much as to reach down and throw a few punches from heaven at little old me? I can dream.
Here is the transcript:
Not only is it accepted, the killer is made, essentially, a national hero and his claims are unquestioned. They are totally accepted by this professor who's supposed to be teaching this high-minded stuff, inquiry: Inspection, curiosity. All this stuff supposedly happens on campus, when all it really is is indoctrination anymore. An important public...? Meanwhile, Marco Rubio may not be qualified for the Senate 'cause he took a sip of water.
Meanwhile, Herman Cain and Clarence Thomas and any number of black conservatives, they're not qualified for anything and they gotta be drummed out of public life because... Because... "Well, we just disagree with them. We don't like 'em." This guy, look at who these left people come up with as their heroes. There's a website out there called the AlterNet, and I'm familiar with this. When I started this program before the Internet really became mainstream, a bunch of agitated left-wingers hung out at the AlterNet.
That's where a lot of the original, slanderous, libelous criticism of me began, and it was among ostensible professors, so-called educators and so forth. AlterNet now is an online leftist magazine. They ran a story by somebody names Chauncey DeVega arguing that Dorner could be transformed through popular culture and storytelling into a figure talked about for decades, for centuries to come, with multiple versions of his stories and exploits.
"Christopher Dorner dared to tell his version of the truth regarding the LAPD's history of corruption and racism," writes Chauncey DeVega. "They do not like tattle tales (sic) and 'snitches.' Dorner is a threat because of his violent actions and the symbolic power of his words and deeds." We're talking about a mass murderer here who is being exalted, glorified, held up, and turned into a national hero for a left-wing cause.