When Right Wing Weiners Whine.
"Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot." - Michael Savage, on autistic kids.
The tide is turning, folks. At least on the other side of the pond.
Former vitamin pitch man Michael Savage, a guy who once proposed giving a medal to a molester of little girls because he didn't diddle little boys, has been blacklisted by the British government. The immigration blacklist would essentially bar Savage from entering the UK on the grounds of "fostering extremism or hatred." Add to this pathetic clown show the fact that Savage wants to sue Jacqui Smith, the British Home Secretary, for defamation.
Savage was barred along with 15 others from Great Britain along with "Stephen Donald Black, neo-Nazi Internet broadcaster Erich Gliebe and homophobic Baptist pastor Fred Waldron Phelps. US-born Jewish extremist Mike Guzovsky", plus a member of Hamas. In other words, he's been lumped in the same company as white supremacists, fundamentalist wackos and a terrorist. I guess it was inevitable.
Says Savage, "(Smith was) linking me up with murderers because of my opinions, my writings, my speaking -- none of which have advocated any violence, ever."
Hm. I seem to recall Savage saying something about us needing more, not less, abuse and torture of prisoners as recently as five years ago. That would be the very same abuse and torture of prisoners that's now finally become front and center in the national consciousness.
Once again, with feeling: For Thee, Not For Me.
How easily Savage and others of his virulent ilk forget all the good people who had been put on Bush's No Fly Watch List, people like Sen. Ted Kennedy and James Moore, co-author of Bush's Brain. And Ms. Smith's list doesn't bar Savage from flying. It just bars him from the polite shores of the UK.
There will always be room in this world for hate. But thanks to Ms. Smith's list, the nation getting more and more repulsed over torture and the news that Maine has just legalized gay marriage, there will be a little less room for the hatred, bigotry and ignorance spewed by guys like Savage, Black and Phelps.