15 June 2007

I guess Democrats need some more dead voters...

to go to the polls in Florida. You know, when it comes to protecting lives, shouldn't one be able to put aside whether somebody has an "R" or a "D" after their name? I have been a die-hard Yankees fan since I was 12. And I don't mean a "Hillary Clinton lifelong Yankees fan" either. A few years ago, during a Yanks-Red Sox game, Clay Bellinger was at bat, and lined a wicked shot right straight back up the middle--and into Bryce Florie's face. You could hear the impact from the cheap seats. At that point, the name on the uniforms didn't matter. Yankees fans rallied around, and wished the best for their rival. And the sympathy was greatly appreciated by the Red Sox Nation.

But, alas, Democrats are just too stubborn. Their Bush Derangement Syndrome has adapted into an even more virulant strain. So much so that they don't care if people live or die. They just want to have a little poo-poo party because they would have to broadcast on the same station that carries Rush Limbaugh's show (via Stop the ACLU):
Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh’s talk show…..

Ken Charles, WIOD’s director of AM programming, said Tuesday the station’s talk show lineup has no relationship with its news coverage and that the county should focus on the benefits of teaming with the station. “It’s a shame that people would let politics get in the way of saving lives in a hurricane,” Charles said.
You know, ya gotta love Rush. When some big story comes up, involving him and his haters, he always comes through with logic and common sense, two things that drive liberals batty (via South Florida Sun-Sentinel):
Limbaugh responded to the commissioners Wednesday on his radio show. He said the county's qualms about WIOD are a sign of out-of-control partisanship in the nation. He quipped that if the county wanted him off the air, all that officials would need to do is schedule emergency press conferences during his broadcast from noon to 3 p.m.

"They are politicizing the delivery of emergency news, which is non-partisan," said Limbaugh, who lives in Palm Beach. "They are making weather a partisan issue."

Limbaugh has long been a fixture on WIOD, but no county official raised an issue about him or the other shows when the deal was approved for the first time a year ago.

The deal with WIOD would ensure that news conferences are broadcast start to finish live from the county Emergency Operations Center in Plantation. Emergency managers became concerned during hurricanes in 2004 and 2005 that radio and television stations preempted their announcements in favor of news out of Miami.


Judy Sarver, the county's public communications director, said WFTL and WLRN also offered to take on the role, but that she and other emergency planners preferred WIOD because of its signal strength, numerous FM sister stations and willingness to give Broward top play.
This could actually work in Democrats' favor, though, since they rely so heavily on the votes of dead people. And the more dead people there are in Broward County, the better chances that the Democratic candidates will have. Besides, the dead people can probably read the ballot card better than the living voters in Palm Beach County.

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