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hoosier_lefty Donating Member (172 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-18-08 12:33 PM
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44. I didn't assume anything
Are you saying that 99% af autism is people faking it?

He didn't say anything about a diagnosis, he's just saying Autism in mostly
fake. Do you agree with that?

From the July 16 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden -- why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I'll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told , "When the nurse looks at you, you go , 'I don't know, the dust got me.' " See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one.

Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is.

What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot."

Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have.

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  -Savage on autism: "A fraud, a racket. ... In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been ourbluenation  Jul-18-08 09:04 AM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-18-08 09:06 AM   #1 
  - Oh. My. God.  NC_Nurse   Jul-18-08 09:06 AM   #2 
  - why?  Two Truck   Jul-18-08 09:14 AM   #9 
     - Because I have two member of my family on the Autistic spectrum. They are  NC_Nurse   Jul-18-08 09:30 AM   #19 
     - Agree 100%. I never have either. I have a child with autism. It's pretty obvious that there is  PA Democrat   Jul-18-08 10:37 AM   #29 
     - How about say cerebral palsy?  mmonk   Jul-18-08 11:20 AM   #38 
     - If they don't have a note from their doctor, they *must* be faking it.  OmelasExpat   Jul-18-08 11:28 AM   #39 
        - Yep. And I'm trying to figure out the so called benefit of claiming  mmonk   Jul-18-08 11:32 AM   #40 
           - It's related to the belief that most welfare moms drive Caddies.  OmelasExpat   Jul-18-08 11:47 AM   #42 
     - Two Truck, you should turn in one of those trucks and buy a clue  Hamlette   Jul-18-08 05:57 PM   #87 
  - Sometimes words just aren't enough  gratuitous   Jul-18-08 09:07 AM   #3 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-18-08 09:11 AM   #7 
  - undiagnosed violent reactions  wvbygod   Jul-18-08 10:55 AM   #33 
  - I had the same thought  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 04:13 PM   #59 
  - Once again making the point that Liberals speak Truth to Power, Conservatives Ridicule the Powerless  IanDB1   Jul-18-08 09:09 AM   #4 
  - That is perhaps the signal distinction between liberals  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 07:16 PM   #92 
  - More amazing ideas brought to you by the compassionate conservative.  LynnTheDem   Jul-18-08 09:10 AM   #5 
  - RW Radio Talk Show Hosts: Frauds, Liars, & Hatemongerers, Devoid of Compassion.  Ilsa   Jul-18-08 09:11 AM   #6 
  - In the same show he also said minorities fake asthma to get more welfare bene's  ourbluenation   Jul-18-08 09:12 AM   #8 
  - Big Pharma  irislake   Jul-18-08 09:15 AM   #10 
  - My child is autistic. I fought for years AGAINST medicating my child,  Ilsa   Jul-18-08 09:18 AM   #12 
  - Are there meds for children with Asperger's?  Disorganized   Jul-18-08 11:33 AM   #41 
     - I think it depends on whether there are symptoms of  Ilsa   Jul-18-08 01:29 PM   #49 
     - As Ilsa said, it depends.  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 04:44 PM   #64 
     - As an adult who was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, I can tell you...  skypuddle   Jul-18-08 08:08 PM   #93 
  - If the child isn't autistic, the meds won't help. nt  Ilsa   Jul-18-08 09:20 AM   #14 
  - No, they do not  LeftishBrit   Jul-18-08 12:35 PM   #45 
  - "So called"...?  Wednesdays   Jul-18-08 06:24 PM   #91 
  - To have a medical condition of any kind, puts one in a high  midnight   Jul-18-08 09:16 AM   #11 
  - I hope Bruno Bettelheim is eating his tongue and brain in hell. nt  Ilsa   Jul-18-08 09:19 AM   #13 
  - I read a book about Bruno Bettelheim several years ago written by the sibling of  PA Democrat   Jul-18-08 10:49 AM   #31 
  - And where did this jackass get his MD? What's that you say? He has none?  GOPNotForMe   Jul-18-08 09:25 AM   #15 
  - From Wikipedia  IanDB1   Jul-18-08 09:26 AM   #16 
  - Savage isn't even worth the bandwidth.  kegler14   Jul-18-08 09:29 AM   #17 
  - BULLLLL SHIIIT. Don't roll over like that. Contact his employer. NOW!  ourbluenation   Jul-18-08 09:32 AM   #20 
  - NOW will they fire him??? Finally, at long last, has he no decency? n/t  IanDB1   Jul-18-08 09:30 AM   #18 
  - Nope: He gets paid to be an asshole  Marrah_G   Jul-18-08 10:36 AM   #28 
  - yes it's a racket !!  hoosier_lefty   Jul-18-08 09:51 AM   #21 
  - Hugs for you and your boy.  ourbluenation   Jul-18-08 09:53 AM   #22 
  - You have my empathy and my hopes that things  rebel with a cause   Jul-18-08 10:45 AM   #30 
  - I"m sure your son isn't in the 99% bracket  Cronus Protagonist   Jul-18-08 12:18 PM   #43 
     - I didn't assume anything  hoosier_lefty   Jul-18-08 12:33 PM   #44 
        - Obviously none of that shaming worked, because he is STILL a fool!  Raksha   Jul-18-08 03:47 PM   #52 
  - Making big money pandering to ignorance and bigotry. What's new? n/t  LWolf   Jul-18-08 10:01 AM   #23 
  - What an ass  treestar   Jul-18-08 10:04 AM   #24 
  - Pathetic. There's no excuse for such ignorance  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-18-08 10:17 AM   #25 
  - What a piece of shit  proud2Blib   Jul-18-08 10:22 AM   #26 
  - Why,why,why are you listening to Savage? You KNOW the guy is an asshole  Marrah_G   Jul-18-08 10:36 AM   #27 
  - The poster wasn't listening to him. He/she got this from Mediamatters. nt  Quixote1818   Jul-18-08 10:50 AM   #32 
     - Ahhhhh...okay.  Marrah_G   Jul-18-08 11:03 AM   #36 
  - He should tell my brother  DireStrike   Jul-18-08 10:57 AM   #34 
  - Stop press: Right wing radio commentator wrong about something.  Donald Ian Rankin   Jul-18-08 10:58 AM   #35 
  - Those of us who have autistic children have heard all this before.  mmonk   Jul-18-08 11:05 AM   #37 
  - What a revolting character...  LeftishBrit   Jul-18-08 12:54 PM   #46 
  - our best friend has an autistic child,  madrchsod   Jul-18-08 01:00 PM   #47 
  - Oh yeah, all those kids I teach on a daily basis are faking it!  dadsblacksheep   Jul-18-08 01:15 PM   #48 
  - Consider the source (nm)  Book Lover   Jul-18-08 01:30 PM   #50 
  - Savage can stick his option where the sun don't shine.  TheGoldenRule   Jul-18-08 02:30 PM   #51 
  - Seriously, Savage is the worst person on earth.  spoony   Jul-18-08 03:51 PM   #53 
  - If this doesn't get him knocked off the air, nothing will.  Joanne98   Jul-18-08 03:51 PM   #54 
  - What a Twisted Bag of Shit this Guy is  fascisthunter   Jul-18-08 03:58 PM   #55 
  - How do we get a fucking boycot going?  Prophet 451   Jul-18-08 04:00 PM   #56 
  - If there was any doubt about the need for the fairness doctrine...  depakid   Jul-18-08 04:09 PM   #57 
  - Have to log into that piece of shit and I'm not about to. hmmmmf.  lonestarnot   Jul-18-08 04:10 PM   #58 
  - Savage Wiener is paid to be an asshole. That's his job.  eppur_se_muova   Jul-18-08 04:27 PM   #60 
  - I am in a ranting mode today  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 04:33 PM   #61 
  - Wow, thanks for sharing - I can relate in so many ways!  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 04:43 PM   #63 
  - You're diagnosed. I, to engage your brain for a moment, was talking  DS1   Jul-18-08 04:46 PM   #65 
     - I was undiagnosed until I was 48  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 04:57 PM   #67 
     - There was no diagnosis for Aspergers in the 1960's - DOH!  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 04:59 PM   #68 
     - stopped reading after your first sentence  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:03 PM   #69 
     - You just want to remain ignorant, that's why. You'd know why you aren't on iggy yet IF YOU READ IT  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 05:05 PM   #71 
        - Okay. I read it.  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:10 PM   #72 
           - Smugness isn't serving you well at this time  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 05:12 PM   #75 
              - No.  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:46 PM   #81 
                 - Doesn't matter now  HughMoran   Jul-18-08 06:17 PM   #89 
     - Thanks, Hugh  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 05:11 PM   #74 
     - It was a terminally stupid thing to say  Mythsaje   Jul-18-08 05:04 PM   #70 
     - The title was unfortunate  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:11 PM   #73 
     - BS. You're wrong and you either don't see it or see it and refuse to admit it.  YankmeCrankme   Jul-18-08 05:18 PM   #76 
     - That's not what you originally intimated. Quit making excuses for your abysmal behavior.  devilgrrl   Jul-18-08 05:28 PM   #79 
        - You know where you can put your popcorn  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:48 PM   #82 
        - Gee! Project much?  devilgrrl   Jul-18-08 05:50 PM   #83 
           - What part of that tiny reply could you possibly need to edit?  DS1   Jul-18-08 05:52 PM   #84 
              - I forgot the popcorn  devilgrrl   Jul-18-08 05:53 PM   #85 
        - Hi all.  pinto   Jul-18-08 06:15 PM   #88 
  - Perhaps a loved on of his will have this problem  mdmc   Jul-18-08 04:38 PM   #62 
  - Michael Savage is ABSOLUTELY one of the scariest radio hosts in this country (at least imo)  nam78_two   Jul-18-08 04:52 PM   #66 
  - I have a form of autsim  sakabatou   Jul-18-08 05:22 PM   #77 
  - "Free Speech"  Karenina   Jul-18-08 05:27 PM   #78 
  - More contacts from Media Matters  KamaAina   Jul-18-08 05:29 PM   #80 
  - Just sent an edited version of my main post to "Savage"'s network  FKA MNChimpH8R   Jul-18-08 05:56 PM   #86 
  - Savage proves once again what a coward he is  proud patriot   Jul-18-08 06:19 PM   #90 
  - savage is a bully  undergroundpanther   Jul-18-08 11:07 PM   #94 

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