Giving Conservatism a Bad Name
Rush Limbaugh is the worst example, in my opinion, of a sheep herder. Why would someone take "ditto" as a compliment?
You know what is a really, really, really good program for dialectic learning, trying out of ideas? NHPR's Socratic Exchange. I really enjoyed a program inviting dialogue on truth and religion while driving home from Logan Airport.
While driving across Texas (from Arkansas to Mexico) I called in to a radio talk show with Bill O'Reilly. He was lambasting the Mexican / Latino immigrants for having higher single mothers. I called to ask wasn't it true that Latinos were more likely to be Catholic and less likely to have abortions, and that perhaps his insinuations on single motherhood had less to do with Latino morals than non-latino abortions. He put me on the radio, then muted me with a button (I guess) and pretended I just wanted to hear him talk. It was shockingly fake.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled out-of-the-box environmental programming...