Archive for the ‘Dale Jones’ Category

>Steve and Leah…and Dale

August 8, 2008

>I sometimes listen to the Steve and Leah in the Morning show on WERC 960 AM if I am driving during their hours. Today I was fortunate enough to catch the show when Dale Jones, Editor of the Western Star was sub-hosting for Steve, who is stressed out by moving and taking the day off. Sorry Steve, but that is what they said.

I sometimes agree with Steve and Leah, but not often. And the show can be interesting, for instance, a few days ago they were discussing T. Boone Picken’s energy plan, and Leah has a connection that surprised Steve. (She had dated someone who is key in his organization).

But today I had an appointment in Homewood, and when I came out around 10:00 I turned the radio on and a Toby Keith song was playing.

When the song ended they talked about Toby’s upcoming movie, and although they didn’t mention the name, one of them said something about “horses” so I assume “Beer for my Horses” is the movie they were talking about. Dale chimed in “He’s going to be naked,” in a voice expressing anticipation. I mean, like 12 year old boy anticipating seeing the high school senior prom queen next door through the blinds or something.

Leah seemed offended, “No one wants to see that,” she said. “Not me,” from news anchor Neal Vickers. Dale just said he was just reporting what he heard, but did not do anything to hide the excitement that was clearly evident.

Well that is what I am doing here. Just reporting what I heard. But it is always interesting when those who express hatred and homophobia regarding gay folks highlight their hypocrisy in this way.

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The Next President Has Been Named

January 10, 2008

From Dale Jones, Editor of The Western Star:

“Hillary is out. Despite their efforts, mainstream media cannot carry this election for her, and Hillary Clinton will soon ride off into the proverbial sunset.”

Far from it, Dale. Senator Clinton may or may not be the eventual nominee, but it is far from over. And even if she does not prevail, she will not be riding off into the sunset.

Dale often writes about the “moral, ethical, Christian stance” that he takes on the issues, and in this column he claims “how overwhelmingly people support” his stand on the issues.

Let’s not discuss here the irony of those claims when his editorial policies (plagiarism, twisting or ignoring truths, flat out lies) are considered. (Tell me, how can a plagiarist make a claim of ethics?)

Instead, let’s consider his assumption that only Republicans hold moral, ethical and Christian values, and just wait and see how many voters in Bessemer vote in the Democratic Primary compared to the number who vote in the Republican Primary. That in itself won’t tell us which party holds the key to those values, but it will tell us that not everyone in Bessemer ascribes to the ethical and moral edicts put forth by his philosophy. In other words, “The World According To Dale” is a myth. And not all Democrats are heathens, in spite of TWATD.

Dale states that 60% of those who participated in the Republican caucus in Iowa are “evangelical Christians”. That is no surprise, and similar or higher numbers might be found if they did a similar poll in Alabama. I don’t know what percent of Democrats in Iowa are evangelicals, but I bet it’s a pretty high number.

Examine the numbers a little more. Of the 60% of GOP voters (114,000) who are evangelicals (68,400), less than a majority, 46% or 31,464, voted for Huckabee, who Dale Jones has already crowned as president: (“When all is said and done, just as in years past, the American people will speak, and good, honest, moral, conservative values will prevail and Mr. Huckabee will be our next president.”)

To make it clear, more evangelicals who voted Republican voted against Huckabee (54%) in Iowa than voted for him. And Iowa does not have a great history of picking winners. It’s hard to believe anyone would make a bold prediction after just one state has spoken.

I wonder what Dale thinks now that Hillary beat Obama in New Hampshire? I can’t wait to read next weeks column.

>The Next President Has Been Named

January 10, 2008

>From Dale Jones, Editor of The Western Star:

“Hillary is out. Despite their efforts, mainstream media cannot carry this election for her, and Hillary Clinton will soon ride off into the proverbial sunset.”

Far from it, Dale. Senator Clinton may or may not be the eventual nominee, but it is far from over. And even if she does not prevail, she will not be riding off into the sunset.

Dale often writes about the “moral, ethical, Christian stance” that he takes on the issues, and in this column he claims “how overwhelmingly people support” his stand on the issues.

Let’s not discuss here the irony of those claims when his editorial policies (plagiarism, twisting or ignoring truths, flat out lies) are considered. (Tell me, how can a plagiarist make a claim of ethics?)

Instead, let’s consider his assumption that only Republicans hold moral, ethical and Christian values, and just wait and see how many voters in Bessemer vote in the Democratic Primary compared to the number who vote in the Republican Primary. That in itself won’t tell us which party holds the key to those values, but it will tell us that not everyone in Bessemer ascribes to the ethical and moral edicts put forth by his philosophy. In other words, “The World According To Dale” is a myth. And not all Democrats are heathens, in spite of TWATD.

Dale states that 60% of those who participated in the Republican caucus in Iowa are “evangelical Christians”. That is no surprise, and similar or higher numbers might be found if they did a similar poll in Alabama. I don’t know what percent of Democrats in Iowa are evangelicals, but I bet it’s a pretty high number.

Examine the numbers a little more. Of the 60% of GOP voters (114,000) who are evangelicals (68,400), less than a majority, 46% or 31,464, voted for Huckabee, who Dale Jones has already crowned as president: (“When all is said and done, just as in years past, the American people will speak, and good, honest, moral, conservative values will prevail and Mr. Huckabee will be our next president.”)

To make it clear, more evangelicals who voted Republican voted against Huckabee (54%) in Iowa than voted for him. And Iowa does not have a great history of picking winners. It’s hard to believe anyone would make a bold prediction after just one state has spoken.

I wonder what Dale thinks now that Hillary beat Obama in New Hampshire? I can’t wait to read next weeks column.