Of course, I don't actually know that he's dead, but I know that he's not around to give radio host Michael Savage the brutal beating that Savage so richly deserves. As Savage described his upbringing:
If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, 'Don't behave like a fool.' The worst thing he said — 'Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry.' That's what I was raised with.
Words by which to raise a son like Michael Savage, along with a healthy dose of the belt, the switch, and the fist. And yet it's obvious that Savage now needs that fatherly hand more than ever, as he has this to say about children who suffer from autism:
Michael Savage claimed that autism is "[a] fraud, a racket." Savage went on to say, "I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, 'Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot.' "
Oh Mr. Savage, won't you please come home? Your son needs you now, more than ever.