October 22, 2009

Dialup SUCKS! But there are far more hideous things to have to deal with.

Via Cdr Salamander, some powerful perspective from Penn Gillette.

 
Do watch the whole thing.
In the last few years, I've lost friends over similar conversations that had many of the same elements. Patronizing condescension, backhanded compliments and finally....the ultimatum. I know what he's going through...and it is very very hurtful.

I should note that Beck, while certainly bit of a loon, is very civil with his guests and lets them talk even if he disagrees with them. This utter departure from current opinion journalism procedures ought to be encouraged rather than boycotted.

UPDATE: Related item here. Though, thankfully,  not as related as I previously thought.

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