When I look at these three people, a single word comes to mind...evil. And that's evil with a capital "E". All 3 have lives that are centered around them being more influential and important than anyone else. That's fine, we all have a high degree of self-interest. But these 3 take it to a new level of narcissistic hyperbole. Rush is all out for Rush, and that means he doesn't really care about patriotism. soldiers, Reaganism or all the the other things he claims to represent. Rush Incorporated is all that matters, and he is a masterful practitioner of the art of radio showmanship. Never mind that most of what he says is either an outright lie or a distortion....it sells, and the mentally backward among us lap it up like a kitten and a bowl of cream. The Free Market will make it all better....as we've recently seen. Beck is even worse. His latest rants hint at him leading a secession of Texas from the United States, with the raving lunatic Chuck Norris at his side. Again, it must be for show, because how could anyone possibly believe it. Recently, he broadcast his show live from the Alamo, tying together a tangle of "freedom" themes in an illogical hodgepodge of idiocy. Once again, the faithful bought it hook, line, and sinker. If only the Free Market were allowed to function, and taxes on the rich and corporations were cut...everything would be hunky-dory. Yeah, right... And now Smith, the poor little rich kid from Memphis who is currently trying to be another "fine American" fighting the good fight against the perils of impending socialism, or perhaps even, communism. Never mind that he also distorts the facts, or uses his own special brand of hyperbole to sucker the mentally challenged. Because he's the amazing Fred Smith, he deserves special dispensation for running a successful business and should have his own set of laws that allow him an equally special advantage in a supposedly "fair and balanced" (pun intended)marketplace. If Smith truly believed in the Free Market as he says, there wouldn't be any need for a special "Express Carrier" exemption, nor should he have to fight against the EFCA by trying to pull a fast one with the Boeing deal. Shouldn't the "Free Market" be allowed to function and make everything OK? Since Fred believes so strongly in the correctional abilities of market forces, why not let UPS operate under the same rules and regulations as FedEx? And since Fred has treated his employees so well over the years, why not let them vote for a union? After all, because he's been so good to us, nobody would vote for the Teamster's, would they? And why does Fred need to pull the Boeing scam? Shouldn't market forces self-correct for Boeing losing a giant airplane order? We just don't understand, do we? Rush, Beck, and Smith.....birds of a feather, flock together. Or in this case, turds of a similar size and weight collect at the bottom of the bowl and clog the toilet. The new "Axis of Evil" is simply 3 big pieces of crap that are getting in the way of where we need to be. The sad fact is that all 3 of them have a lot of followers. What does that say about the average intelligence of Americans?