Friday, June 05, 2009

Deeply Retroactive Assy McGee Award® to Michael Reagan

An extremist white supremacist radio host named Hal Turner was just arrested for engaging in what apparently DO constitute "fighting words." Turner has been charged with:

inciting Catholics to “take up arms” and singling out two Connecticut lawmakers and a state ethics official on a Web site -- was taken into custody in New Jersey late Wednesday after state Capitol police in Connecticut obtained a warrant for his arrest.

But blightful a human being as he is, it is not Turner who wins the Assy McGee Award® for today. That honor instead goes to President Ronald Reagan's son, Michael Reagan. The clip below, Harrogate learned about from one of the commenters in the above link, and from there it did not take long to find video footage of a blood-chilling exchange that took place between Reagan and a caller on 8/15/2006. This is some of the most extreme rhetoric you will find on Right Wing talk radio, and that is saying something.

What we encounter below on its face would appear to be hyperbolic, not representative of right wing punditry. But given the increasingly shrill climate on the internet, the radio, and even on cable news today, one wonders just how hyperbolic it really is in the circles to which Bill O'Reilly caters, and to which George Tiller's murderer undoubtedly belonged.


Oxymoron said...

The slogan behind him:

"The Legacy Continues"

Oxymoron said...

On a side note, is that an Assy McGee piggy bank you have pictured? Why else the slotted fundament?

harrogate said...

Yes, the legacy indeed continues. According to his dear old dad, the homeless, and AIDS victims, reaped what they sowed.

And yeah, it's a piggy bank. Harrogate woudln't mind having one of those. :-)

Oxymoron said...

And yeah, it's a piggy bank. Harrogate woudln't mind having one of those.

Father's Day is right around the corner.