AP reports that the U.K.'s law and order chief, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, is barring popular American talk-radio host, Michael Savage, who broadcasts from San Francisco and has called the Muslim holy book, the Quran, a "book of hate." Savage also has enraged parents of children with autism by saying in most cases it's "a brat (Ed note: with a cat?) who hasn't been told to cut the act out."
Savage told the conservative Web site WorldNetDaily.com that he was considering legal action against Smith for defamation.
"She's linking me with mass murderers who are in prison for killing Jewish children on buses? For my speech? The country where the Magna Carta was created?" the web site quoted Savage as (Ed note: petulantly?) saying Tuesday.
Apparently, Smith figures Savage is a hate monger. Not a bad reason to keep him out of the country. But I have a better reason for keeping him out of The Hive. He's an asshole. The kind of asshole who would walk all over other people's privacy and rights, then make a federal case out of someone considering him a persona non grata. I may have to put up with hogs, eskimos, atom bombs, music critics, armored elves, wing nuts, lurkers and scantily clad women around here, but I don't have to put up with the number three asshole on conservative talk radio. Quack nostrums or quack ideas, it's all the same third-rate crap. Limburger and Vanity are welcome. But if Sewage wants to hang out, he has to get his numbers up. Or bring Ann Coulter with him so I can try to diminish her mental capacity further.