Sunday, March 22, 2009

Are we going to victims or.........

This was also said by the leader of the republican party two weeks ago http://bellovelo.blogspot.com/2009/03/your-hero-speaks.html


Sure you have heard by know about the Birmingham radio incident. But if not here is some of the info. Enough to fill out the FCC complaint form that takes less than a few minutes. Very easy. Just skip number 3 question and fill in the best you can and put comments at the bottom. Attempts are being made to find out who the sponsors of the program are also.

Thank you to all of you for taking these few minutes to do this.

Paraphrasing--- the host something like
I wish people would just hit them. Wish someone would clip them and send them flying over their handlebars.

Birmingham radio station
WJOX
94.5 FM
3/19/09
11:50 am

Here is the link to the FCC complaint form.

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

9 comments:

inc123 said...

Rush is the leader of the Republican committee exactly as much as Howard Stern or Charles Manson is for the Democratic or Socialist party. You are a bright guy, you can argue well enough will the truth, surely-- or are you merely repeating the same old diatribe from other commentators thinking we haven't heard that one before???

Plus why cloud the real issue, the Bham DJ on which we might could have an impact? Or perhaps use his sick comments in a constructive way.

BTW: I don't think any of us or going to change any of the shock jocks on either the conservative or liberal side. It's mostly just diversions & ratings tactics, not things that promote cultural or societal change.

Derek said...

Leader or not. Rush Limbaugh has 20 million listeners. That is dangerous. The Birmingham DJ and Rush Limbaugh saying these terrible things go hand and hand. The issue is that it is not ok to injure cyclist. I think things can be done. All starts here.

Anonymous said...

Inc123: Rush is the leader of the Republican committee exactly as much as Howard Stern or Charles Manson is for the Democratic or Socialist party.

He's gone so far as to call himself that. Is there really any other person who stands out so well in the Republican Party? The most clearly identifiable figure and ideology unfortunately lies with this scumbag. It's not the same old diatribe. It's the unfortunate current truth.

The real issue is that these shock jocks are abusing the airwaves and (I know it's a small stretch-->) inciting violence toward cyclists. They are promoting a dangerous way of looking at your fellow human.

It's not the Democrats on Capitol Hill who are scoffing at and ridiculing infrastructure and earmarked money for the benefit of cyclists. It's Rush's party. Yours too?

the milkman said...

When did this issue become a bout between partisan politics?

Rush is an obese junky fool. He's probably never even been on a bike in his life. Ha, Ha, Ha. Who cares what he say's, right? Well, I still concern myself with what he says because his following is huge and is comprised of exactly the type of people who applaud such acts as intentionally hitting cyclists with their cars. We all know that this is a real practice for some people. What is this???, "It's mostly just diversions & ratings tactics..." An excuse??? Well excuse me!! Do us a favor and show some respect. People have fucking died because of your type of attitude. This DJ made "sick comments"? Yeah, no shit. What the hell do you think were all talking about here? And exactly what "constructive way" would you propose we deal with those comments he made? Maybe we could just root him out and tar and feather him? You know with the crafty multi-colored feathers, and then we could set him on fire! What do you think? It's good right?
BTW
This comment is NOT just a stab at INC123! GET MAD PEOPLE! We're dealing with idiots here! I expect a lot more from this community. I hope we all wrote the FCC at least! If you haven't-you should do it now. It takes only a couple of minutes, depending on how pissed-off you are:

Birmingham radio station
WJOX
94.5 FM
3/19/09
11:50 am
Here is the link to the FCC complaint form.
http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

Then turn off your computer and start educating people. Do something in your own way to let people know this shit is an issue to be taken seriously. These clear-channel people have a leg up by design(their listenership is HUGE). Complacency from our little minority towards this crap is no longer an option!

Bello Velo said...

I am a smart guy thanks, but Charles Manson was a Mass Murderer so the comparison is stupid. Maybe Al Franken would have been a better choice.

Plus Al had the balls to do his show down at big bobs bbq in decatur.

I wonder what the demographic is for Rush listeners and this crappy radio station in Birmingham is? I doubt too many socialists listen to it. I do bet a lot of ex "dixiecrats" listen it.

Also the whole point of the comment was that Rush Limpdick said the same thing back on March 5th....right after his stellar talk at CPAC. These DJ's are just running with it and guess where the RNC stronghold is?


JOX go figure

Anonymous said...

Cut taxes that will fix it.

inc123 said...

Y'all are too funny or totally misunderstood what I said.

Rush can no more appoint himself as republican leader than any other ridiculous fool can appoint themselves the head of the party of your choice. If I declare myself Queen of All Good does it make it so.

Yes, Rush has a large following. So did Manson. I don't care who they thnk they are or what they self-appoint themselves as, I don't buy what either says & don't agree with either.

In no way does that mean that I don't think they are harmful. I do think both are harmful in their own way.

Yes, I think the DJs comments can be turned into something constructive-- I think firing people up & actually doing something is constructive, especially if it fires up someone not already fired up. Bringing more awareness to the bad attitudes and more activism, IMO, is turning something bad into something with a net (positive) gain.

Now that I have further simplified it for you, I do hope you can understand what I am actually saying vs what your minds jump to based on false assumptions, lack of sleep, or whatever led you not to understand in the first place.

I made the assumption that you could read & understand what was written, without going out on some accusatory tirade based on your false assumptions. Geez. No, I'm not saying you are stupid; it was just another careless mistake because you saw only what you wanted to see to to get your adrenaline pumping & paid zip attention to what was actually said. Do try to be more careful with your assumptions and accusations. (Not making fun of anyone's education level!)

Anonymous said...

FYI:
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman is Michael Steele.

House Republican Leader is John Boehner (R-OH).

During the last election, during the Republican Convention bicycles were welcome. They were BANNED from Democratic convention, because they posed such a security threat. Or was this reported wrong in the media????

Anonymous said...

FYI:
Bike sharing is alive in the U.S.! At the Democratic National Convention in Denver and the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Freewheelin is running a bicycle sharing program. Humana (a health insurance company—can you guess why they support people riding bicycles?) and Bikes Belong have partnered to put these bike sharing programs together. They seem to be catering to the delegates attending the convention with bicycle stations placed near the convention hotels, but the program will go on after the conventions end. See an article at Forbes.com for more info on the program.

So far, it looks like they had good success in Denver. They surpassed their mileage goal of 25,000 miles by logging 26,493 miles with 5,552 rides. That puts them well on track to meet their combined ridership goal of 10,000 riders by the end of the Republican National Convention. It will be interesting to compare the ridership between the two conventions to see if one party is more willing to participate in a bike-sharing program.

The good news for residents of Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul is that Freewheelin is leaving the cities some of their bikes as a pilot bike sharing program after the conventions end. It will be in the cities’ hands now as to what they do with it, but we can only hope for the best.

Now we just need to host a political convention in Miami or Fort Lauderdale to kick start a bike sharing program down here. Dave Barry thinks the bikes would get stolen down here, but it looks to me like Freewheelin has a pretty well-planned sharing program. If we can’t get them to come down here, at least we can learn from their example.