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Pat McMahon


You know, I'd call you an idiot if I didn't consider that offensive to all genuine idiots. I mean, after all, idiocy is a term used -- in years past -- for a level of retardation. But you don't have that as an excuse, you idiot.

I'm talking to you sitting there, as you do daily for hours, caressing your only trusted companion, your computer, sharing with the world what you don't like about everything. Most of the time I just ignore you, primarily for two reasons: you're predictable and boring -- two qualities that give you instant membership in the "society for the intellectually impotent."

Since you've been doing this since the Internet first mistakenly asked for your opinion, why am I on this rant now? Because, last week you reached a new low on the day that Nelson Mandela, the role model for humanity, died. Your comments came in criticizing the tributes to him because you considered him to be a communist, or, at the very least, a socialist which allows me to consider you an idiot. Tomorrow, I'll tell you why.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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