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An Atlanta talk radio icon, Boortz is to thoughtful discourse as gasoline is to barbeque.

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I like Boortz. He calls idiots "idiots",is a champion for school choice, and promotes the fair tax.

John Cox:

Hey Cowboy

Ever hear his rants on smokers?

His STYLE is inflammatory.


Nothing personal, COWBOY, but:

I don't care for Boortz's schlock. He'll debate only idiots, I won't knock him for "school choice" as long as that means the privatization of education, & the "Fair" tax is a joke.

While taxes are too d___ high now, I contend that a 30% consumption tax (that "23% inclusive" bit is baloney) is still too d___ high, & there's nothing that will keep politicians from mucking up the "Fair" tax. When the income tax was implemented after the 16th Amendment [Illegally?] the bottom marginal rate was 1%, & the rate tiers went up in increments of 1% to a top marginal rate of 7%. Look at the revenue system now.

When I did listen to Boortz, the one thing I thought amusing is that he went on schizophrenic rants that, to a thoughtful observer, would be diametrically opposed to the "ideology" he espouses. Early on, I often wondered if he was testing his audience to see if he had a following of thoughtful listeners or a herd of sheep. Enough time has passed to show that he wasn't bright enough for that; he was simply being inconsistent.

While I think he's generally right more often than not, he's no great intellect--but he's a good enough promoter & an assertive loudmouth, & that will take a person a whole lot farther than talent alone.

"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence/taste of the American public." - attributed to both H. L. Mencken & P. T. Barnum

If you want to know what kind of tax system I would support, it would be a low uniform import tariff along with a corresponding cut in the size of the Federal Government.


"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence/taste of the American public." - attributed to both H. L. Mencken & P. T. Barnum

and Barry Obama............


Yes Boortz is inflammetory. That's his schitick, and he's a radio guy. They all got one. If you like a different schitick, than turn him off.

Personally, I think hitting the great unwashed (as Boortz would say) right up side the head with a baseball bat would be a good way to get them out of their fog of entitlement thinking. For that reason, I can see where he's coming from.

I don't agree with him on everything, primarily because he's quite the large "L" libertarian. But, if it takes blunt rants to get the message across that the teachers union and the government have run our school system into the dirt, than that's fine with me. It will only be solved by competition being offered through private choices paid by some sort of voucher system.

A consumption tax, even if high, is the best way to get rid of the class warfare and the insane subsidies (gimmicks) that are employed to manipulate markets and people's behavior. It would also solve a lot of the BS associated with payroll taxes. It's a great idea that puts issues on the table.


Found Cox & Forkum through his website. Grateful for that. Reading his stuff is better than listening to him anyway.



I get your point, & I probably agree with you more than less, although it's close. I'd say no to vouchers, though. Government should never get their hands on that money in the first place. I would be in favor of vouchers (supplied by private charity) for those who couldn't afford an education & were genuinely willing to work & learn. Send the thugs & ineducable to trade school (that's one thing we COULD learn from the Europeans)--& if they won't go, I wouldn't mind seeing work farms again.


Ditto. First C&F 'toon I ever saw was on the "Nuze", & The Terrible Truth About Liberals is a very good book.

Am I the only person who feels like I've been trapped in "48 seconds" for a year & a quarter? It's downright fatiguing.


"Am I the only person who feels like I've been trapped in "48 seconds" for a year & a quarter? It's downright fatiguing."

The Bushmills helps.



We're going to bore people, so we should leave this to a different venue, after this.

I think the difference between you and me is the size of the "L" or "l" in our thinking.

While I KNOW that the Fed's should not have ANY business in education, I do believe that WE (local govs)through some means, need to guarantee an education.

With that said, it needs to fit into a market system of choice and competition. The education union(s) (and all gov unions) are the most immediate problem right now, and our education system shows it.

I'm not as much of a purest as you, but I bet we could meet in between.




If only. I inherited a Cherokee gene or two, & lucky me--I got the one associated with a toxic, violent reaction to alcohol. Fortunately I hate the taste of the stuff, but I did try a few sips a couple of times & turned bright red, got the hives, & felt like I was going to come out of my skin. I'd hate to learn how I'd react if I got enough in me to get a buzz. Anyway, I have to face this mess completely sober.


Fair enough.

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This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like 'Mixview' that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you're listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of "neighbors" will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune "Social" is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

I love the expression. Everyone needs to express there own opinion and feel free to hear others. Keep it up :)


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