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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:42 PM
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Agree with most of Randi 's opinions but she is a rude...
loudmouth bitch when it comes to talking to people who call in...not just conservatives but the liberals too. Tone it down when it comes to people who call in. Just a little while a go a man called in and stated his name and she says saracastically...YEAH I KNOW THAT...typical of her attitude.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:44 PM
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1. I think she does a fine job in all respects
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:45 PM
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2. I like Randi. We need a POWERFUL firebrand to fight the REICH!
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:49 PM
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5. Why? Do you think the stupid rednecks that like Rush are going
to switch over cause she is so caustic? Content is the most important thing...and I give here good marks on that but use the fire when doing monolog but tone it down when you have a caller on the line unless they are a jerk first....get my point?
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:09 PM
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37. Do you think only stupid rednecks listen to the likes of Rush?
Randy Rhodes isn't preaching to liberals - they already agree. She is going after independents and, as she terms them, converts.

Look at popular entertainment. See what America likes? Get my point?
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:46 PM
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3. she's from New York
We got attitude, get used to it.

:)
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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:06 PM
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34. Exactly,
I instantly became a fan because of it.

Randi talks, bullsh*t walks. :evilgrin:
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:48 PM
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4. For Southerners Never Exposed To New Yorkers
The brashness is quite a shock.

Nonetheless, this Southerner likes her; she grows on you!
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Pale Blue Dot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:50 PM
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6. Listening to her for the first time this afternoon
And I think she is a huge breath of fresh air. A liberal who does not take any crap from anyone.

In a war, I want her on my side.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:50 PM
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7. I'm dumbfounded sometimes listening to her......
...a liberal will call in with a valid point but just may have some trouble phrasing it the right way and she just yells at them. Yesterday or the day before some guy called in, essentially agreeing with her on something and she ended up yelling at him and hanging up on him. It just blew me away.

I'm all for fighting and firebrand personalities. But I don't have to listen to that just because she's a liberal and I agree with her. It's uncomfortable and it's painful.

I'll take Franken's less radio polished approach any day.
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codegreen Donating Member (827 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:52 PM
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10. i like her alot but you make a very good specific point...
i think she could maybe use a talking to on this matter... that and the loudness & screaming.

other than that, she's perfect
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:55 PM
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13. Thank you for a more articulate version of what I was...
trying to say.
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rainy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:13 PM
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41. I thought the same thing yesterday and am glad to see this
discussion. I was wondering if it was just a bad day for her. She hung up on a woman before letting her make her point because she said, "sorry, your laugh really irritates me." It was uncomfortable to listen to her rudness. Yuck!
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:50 PM
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8. RANDI IS AWESOME!!!!
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 02:55 PM by xultar
I see a trend, Nader supporters don't like Randi.

Ahhh I see! (someone posted this a week ago. I think it appropriate now.)

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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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Zardeenah Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM
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26. I'm a DK supporter, and I don't like Randi either
I tried listening to her, I really tried...but I really couldn't stand the way she talks to her callers...

The way she treated Ralph Nader was just a magnification of the way (IMHOP)she treats almost all of her callers. I think she threw away a good chance to ask Ralph Nader the really tough questions that I, for one, have been wanting answers to. And when she did ask a good question (She asked him who he would work with, should he win, to implement his agenda, since the Democrats would be bitter and the Republicans would be, well, Republican), she wouldn't let him answer at all.

I like Garofolo and Franken better, because they have so far had a good dialogue with their callers and guests, while still making sure that they answered the questions that were asked.

So, while I'm glad that Rhodes has listeners, I won't be recommending her show to anyone. I just don't think that her kind of abrasiveness will convince anyone.

Susan
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:52 PM
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9. Now why would somebody named "NaderIsMyHero"....
have a problem with Randi?
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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28. You seem to have a reading problem...
I said I like most of her opinions just not her tone.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:10 PM
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39. but you still have a problem with her...
..even if it is her tone.

And I'm sure the opinions you don't share with her include her disdain for Ralph Nader.
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:53 PM
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11. No way.. she's a pitbull... and we need a LOT more of her...

I love Randi. Tenacious, strong and will absolutely take NO crap from the neocons.

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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:53 PM
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12. if Nader was my hero
I'd feel the same way as you do about the way she talks to people. :-)

I like Randi, except sometimes she's full of shit, which isn't good for someone who's talking so loud. She was talking about Vietnam for a long time yesterday, and she didn't really have very much to say.




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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:56 PM
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15. if Nader was my hero
I would hang myself
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM
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17. If Nader was my hero
I'd hammer out republican victories!
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:58 PM
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18. are you sure
I was gonna suggest you kick your own ass.

:D
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:58 PM
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20. Nader isn't my hero
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM by deutsey
but I agree that Randi can be too abrupt and very rude.

I should also say that I like what I've heard of her show, though I'm not a regular listener...not because she's rude, but because I like another show on a Pacifica station that comes on at the same time.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:11 PM
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40. so which part was she full of shit on?
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Paragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:55 PM
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14. Calm down, pal.
Just because we're not banning the word "bitch" doesn't mean you can apply it to one of our own. Matter of fact, don't use it in the context of women at all. Relax.
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markses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:57 PM
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16. Aaaaaaaahhhhhh...who needs ya!
She's a New Yawkah. In fact, relative to other yentas I know, she's remarkably subdued. ;-)
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:58 PM
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19. Randi...
... is not a bitch. She is trying to make an interesting show. Callers are expected to be concise. Some of them are not able to, they may be nervous or they may be trying to veer into an agenda that is at odds with what they told the screeners.

Could Randi handle it a little more nicely? Perhaps. But people should expect this: when you are calling a radio show you need to be interesting. Dead air while you compose your thoughts is not acceptable.

Randi does not fit my definition of a bitch.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:58 PM
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:58 PM
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22. Randi Rules!
I would offer to have her puppies if I could work out the biological problems.

Sorry, she gutted Ralph. ;) Actually, I'm not one bit sorry. I think that she should invite him back and do it again.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:59 PM
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23. You afraid of NY Women or Something?
Because that's what she sounds like. It can be quite a shock if you're not from the Northeast. But we need radio people like her with fires in their belly.
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:05 PM
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33.  I used to be a ranting raving lunatic like her too....
then I realized that people are more apt to listen to you if you keep the tone civil....unless they draw first blood then I will give it to you both barrels....afraid of NY women...LOL..get real.
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Misinformed01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:00 PM
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25. You were just DYING to use the word "Bitch"
in a post, weren't you?

You should call her and tell her that; I am sure she doesn't consider being called a "bitch" anything less than a compliment...much like myself at times.

Stephanie
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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27. More whining from the Naderites
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Misinformed01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:02 PM
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31. I hate to admit this, but you lost me
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 03:06 PM by Misinformed01
Is Randi a Nader fan?

On edit: OK, I am a dumbass....I see the name of the poster....

DU has so many new people, I don't pay much attention anymore to the poster, as much as I do the content of the post. To be honest, I kind of figured this guy/girl was a teenager, and was pushing the "bitch" thing-

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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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30. Yeah, I agree
The use of "that word" in the original post was completely unneccessary.
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NaderIsMyHero Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:08 PM
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36. Oh I see...you can read my mind
Yeah...I was just sitting waiting to use the word bitch...are you nuts?????
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Misinformed01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:10 PM
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38. No, dear. I'm not
Do your folks know that you are surfing DU?
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americanstranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:01 PM
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29. Another day, another 'Bash Randi' thread.
Jesus, just fucking don't listen if she bothers you so much.

Doesn't your radio have an 'on-off' switch?

Cripes.

-as
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DemLikr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:05 PM
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32. I think this is just who she is, this is her personality, like it or leave
it.

I find her abrasiveness to be part of her charm...and I grew up in the Midwest.

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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:07 PM
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35. This DUer spoke to Randi on-air
When I was on the air with Rhodes on April Fool's Day, she was courteous and even joking with me. My advice to callers is to keep it relatively short, rehash the bare minimum (restating your name is usually unnecessary), and keep both the host and the radio audience interested. Above all don't be nervous! It can be a little intimidating the first time, but don't let that scare you off from getting some experience.

In addition, don't offer to sing for Randi or read poetry - there's a lot of people trying to get through to her, so make the most of your time and stay on topic for the most part.

If you can't think of anything else to say, do what I did and bid Randi good-bye and hang up. Keeps the flow going and prevents her from having to hang you up instead. Sometimes hosts have to hang up on people anyway due to time or programming constraints - try not to take it personally.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 03:14 PM
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42. This is flame bait.
I'm locking.
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