Question of the day..

What are the “vines” that bind?

 Michael Savage 1

             (Michael Savage – radio talk show host)

In a conversation this morning while blathering with my long time friend Ed who lives in New Hampshire, I was asked if I ever listened to Michael Savage on the radio? To which of course I could only reply in the negative, ..as listening to the radio, ..even while driving in my car has never been one of my things, (as) ..I am more of a talker, ..than a listener.

Which of course, admittedly is not one of my more admirable traits.

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Ed and I served together in the U.S. Army from day one in basic training, ..until I was unceremoniously excused from duty via a 60 m.m. mortar round on 12, November 1965 in the beautiful Republic of South Vietnam.

 Ed and Chuck in Vietnam 1a

 (Ed and I)

Ed and I were the official mortar magnets of our platoon as we were the lucky fellows in the weapons squad who were issued the renowned M-60 “sieve makers” …

 sieve 1

(Sieve). 

According to Webster: “sieve,” A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting, ricing, or puréeing.

Now that I have provided you all with a “chewable” chunk of awesome information about Charlie Companies, – “Dynamic Duo,” ..let’s move on to what I’ve learned about Michael Savage, ..as requested of me by my friend Ed?

The first thing I learned upon googling Michael Savage, ..is that Michael is not a Savage.

Michael Savage (born Michael Alan Weiner; March 31, 1942) is an American radio host, author and political commentator. He is the host of The Savage Nation, a nationally syndicated talk show that aired on Talk Radio Network across the United States.

By 2009 The Savage Nation had an audience of 8 to 10 million listeners on 400 stations across the United   States, making it the second most listened-to radio talk show in the country at the time.

Beginning October 23, 2012, after several weeks off the air, Michael Savage returned through a new syndicator, Cumulus Media Networks.

By April 2013, according to the radio industry’s Talkers Magazine, he had 3.5+ million weekly listeners, putting him in a six-way tie for sixth place, and six talk show hosts getting 7.5+ million weekly listeners.

He holds master’s degrees from the University of Hawaii in medical botany and medical anthropology and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine.

As Michael Weiner, he has written books on herbal medicine and homeopathy; as Michael Savage, he has written four political books that have reached the New York Times Best Seller List.

Savage has summarized his political philosophy in three words: borders, language, and culture.

Savage has characterized his views as conservative nationalism, while critics have characterized them as “fostering extremism or hatred.”

He opposes illegal immigration to the United States, supports the English-only movement and argues that liberalism and progressivism are degrading American culture.

(Sidebar). Sounds like a younger version of me, only with money and an education.

Continuing…

Although his radio delivery is usually characterized as confrontational and politically themed, he also ruminates on medicine, nutrition, music, literature, history, theology, philosophy, sports, and culture, and tells personal anecdotes.

Since 2009, Savage has been barred from entering the United Kingdom, for allegedly “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred”.

Piers Morgan - Jackass

 (Piers Morgan, ..and/or, – British liberal Jackass).

(Sidebar) Now if we could just get the U.S. government to bar Piers Morgan from the United States, ..I believe “we” might be close to even?

Continuing…

On September 27, 2012, Savage’s talk show left the airwaves after he won a legal battle with his longtime employer, and his attorney said discussions with new networks are already under way.

Savage began an occasional series of video webcasts via “Ustream” on September 30, 2012.

On October 17, 2012, Savage and Cumulus Media Networks announced that they had made a deal and the program would be returning to the air as of October 23, 2012.

Final Question: Why hadn’t I heard about Michael Savage?

 Chuck Closeup 4a

Alluding to my earlier comment; “I’m a talker not a listener.”

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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