Sending a shout out to Randi Rhodes … Back in the day, I couldn’t listen to Randi. She was too aggressive, too … something. I couldn’t feel that passionate about politics and her vibe was just too far away from my own. Then, somewhere along the line, I got passionate about things political and finally “got” Randi and what she was about. And not a show goes by where I don’t learn something by listening to her show.
My 12 year old self loves Stephanie Miller and she’s my companion on the drive to work (along with Chris and Jim). But when 3pm rolls around, I look forward to Randi. As I said, woe unto the person who calls her and is unprepared to take her on. I’d have to study 24/7 for a year just to feel okay about calling. hahah But she knows her shit. I’ll tell you that. She encourages her listeners to read and to PAY ATTENTION. And you know how that appeals to my little heart, right?
Every Friday, she opens the show saying “It’s Friday, ya bastids” and then goes into a song called “Bounce yer boobies” by Rusty Warren, a bawdy comedian from the ’60s. It just makes me laugh. So, even though it’s not Friday (ya bastids), I wanted to give Randi a shout out.
(Not bouncing any boobies over here, alas.)