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Dave for President!

Posted on 2006.01.04 at 14:21
Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Mississippi Sheiks - He Calls That Religion
In case you missed it, Bill O'Reilly was on The Late Show with David Letterman last night; Letterman absolutely demolished O'Reilly, both in a factual and emotional sense. When talking about the war on Christmas, Letterman flat out called him a liar and said he didn't believe it at all. Later on, in a discussion of the Iraq war, Letterman really let this thug have it. Crooks and Liars has video! It was beautiful. You would never see that kiss-ass Leno do a service for his country like this.
About time we thinking people answered back the Republican noise machine.

edit: I forgot to mention- be sure and note when O’Reilly refers to British Foreign Intelligence (MI-6) as “M-One-Six”


suzermagoozer at 2006-01-04 19:30 (UTC) (Link)
I felt euphoric after seeing Dave flip a bitch on o'reilly.
I have a dave hangover today.

lets all write him a thank you letter.
theservant at 2006-01-04 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
That is really a good idea!
Tim Lieder
marlowe1 at 2006-01-04 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. And I turned the channel because I didn't want to see Bill O'Reilly acting like his usual asshole self that reminds me of an old landlord.
theservant at 2006-01-04 19:38 (UTC) (Link)
The thing that was great was that Letterman is basically too big in the showbiz food chain and too comfortable on his own show to be intimidated by O'Reilly, which is his usual tactic. He wasn't taller than Dave, he didn't control the space and so couldn't order Dave to shut up or have his mike turned off. When stood up to, he proved to just be a splotchy, lying bully. He even tried to pull the war on Christmas thing, using several debunked examples, and Dave just wasn't having it.
Tim Lieder
marlowe1 at 2006-01-04 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
Damn. Because poor Carson Daley was just way too polite to the dickwad.
theservant at 2006-01-04 19:45 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. Letterman is perfectly willing to be one if the situation warrants.
uberconfused at 2006-01-04 22:52 (UTC) (Link)
too bad it was only Letterman and not, say, the Democratic party

hey, where's our update on the girl with the kid?
theservant at 2006-01-04 23:43 (UTC) (Link)
Cool Icon!
I am almost glad that it was someone like Letterman, someone who isn't a partisan, but rather just a normal voice who can critique those people without it looking like just another skirmish between left and right.

The thing with the girl with the kid is still going, but very slowly and sort of occasionally. We have talked a lot, but not managed to get together much. My mom being here for 9 days had something to do with that. I don't know. It is slow, but all right.

What's the update with the Turk?
uberconfused at 2006-01-04 23:50 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's the Alternative Tentacles bat!

The Turk? That would be a whole lot of NADA. I texted him right before I left for Mexico to wish him a happy New Year. When I returned 8 days later, no text, no email, no phone call. Disappointing, yes; heartbreaking, no. Oh well :)
theservant at 2006-01-05 00:00 (UTC) (Link)
How was Mexico?
uberconfused at 2006-01-05 00:18 (UTC) (Link)
I'd give it an 8.9!
theservant at 2006-01-05 00:19 (UTC) (Link)
That's a good score! Where did you go?
uberconfused at 2006-01-05 00:50 (UTC) (Link)
We were in Tulum, which is about 2 hours south of Cancun on the "Maya Riviera." We stayed in beach-front cabanas at a place called Cabanas Tulum, which I recommend. The drive to Chichen Itza was quite reasonable, and there were tons of cenotes nearby where you can go snorkeling or SCUBA diving, and the beach was really lovely.
theservant at 2006-01-05 00:51 (UTC) (Link)
Were you near any actual Mexicans? Or was it tourista ville?
In either case, it sounds great! What is Chichen Itza like?
uberconfused at 2006-01-05 00:58 (UTC) (Link)
Tulum is way less touristy than most Mexican resort areas. What I liked about the place we stayed is that there were actually Mexican families on vacation there as well. Of course the reality of tourism in Mexico is that, well, it's mostly tourists and not mostly natives--even though the place we stayed was pretty reasonable ($80 per night for a double) it's still way out of the price range of most Mexicans. We didn't go into the town of Tulum all that much--it's a kind of crappy town, the drivers are nuts, and there wasn't anything there worth leaving the beach for!

Chichen Itza was impressive, although honestly, after Machu Pichu everything kind of pales in comparison.
(Anonymous) at 2006-01-06 01:34 (UTC) (Link)
I love Dave have always hated Bill O'Reilly. What could be better than this?
theservant at 2006-01-06 01:36 (UTC) (Link)
It could only have been better if Dave took a police truncheon to O'Reilly. You speak wisdom, O anonymous person!
mrfares at 2006-01-06 04:26 (UTC) (Link)
After a miserable couple of flights into Erie PA Tuesday I caught the last three minutes of that and slept happy. In case you hadn't seen BillO on the Daily Show a week recently; look for it. Stewart did a heck of a job on him but Dave put his lights out. "Send it to Cindy Sheehan"
mrfares at 2006-01-06 04:59 (UTC) (Link)
O'Reilly regarding Letterman: from a Media matters article explaining that a school in WI did not force kids to since a secularized Silent Night.
"In a 2001 column titled "The Letterman Experience," O'Reilly praised Letterman's interviewing abilities:

> The late-night program hosted by David Letterman is the toughest >interview show on television.

> That's because Mr. Letterman is a smart guy who can spot a phony with >telescopic accuracy and expects his guests to bring something to the >table. If a guest begins to sink on this show, the bottom is a long way down.

theservant at 2006-01-06 12:48 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but Stewart is a comsymp liberal Jew, and O'Reilly expected a fight; Letterman, to me, at least, represented the hope that maybe people who don't normally wear their politics on their sleeve are getting sick of all that kinda crap- the silent majority.
mrfares at 2006-01-07 04:15 (UTC) (Link)
You are right on there. To see Letterman step out in order to make that point was powerful
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