The Utterances of John Dayl

Salient citations from recent shows

Regarding Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano, who is openly gay: Now this is a guy that could take some hairy-rumped individual out to the garage, bend him over, and do whatever these kinds of people do to each other. And in the paper, he's wonderful.

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Women control sex. Now, leaving rape out of it, women control sex. There ain't a man walking out here right now today that at one time or another literally or figuratively hasn't had to get down on his hands and knees and begged for sex from his partner, be it his wife, be it his girlfriend, or be it a one-night stand in a bar. And women know this, they're fully aware of it. Most of them are smart enough to take advantage of it. You'd be surprised how many flowers, how many boxes of chocolates, on up to how many fur coats and whatever else have been bought just so you and I can satisfy the testosterone needs that nature has put into us.

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On attacking government workers, which Dayl denounces not because it is morally aberrant, but because it's damn inconvenient: Those of you who are regular listeners know what I say: If you're going to attack the federal government, where are you going to attack? If you're going to attack them with guns and bombs and those types of things.

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Don't give up your guns, folks. Not for attacking the government, but you're going to need them for self-protection one of these days from the government. Trust me, you are, it's going to happen. That's just all there is to it.

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"Poor" is a state of mind. I'm tired of hearing about the poor.

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Dayl instructs his listeners to vote down every school bond: Public schools are teaching children how to lick condoms and how to have anal sex.

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On September 7, 1996, John Mills, a legislative candidate, calls a few days before a primary election to tell Dayl how his opponent had "stolen" Sheriff Joe Arpaio's endorsement. But Dayl can't get over how feminine Mills' voice seems. After Mills gives Dayl this rare (for his program) news scoop, Dayl says: I can't take a position one way or the other, but I think you need to get a testosterone shot, John, because you certainly do sound female. That's all I can tell you, and I think your testosterone is just a little bit low.

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I do not believe in a democracy. It's the lowest form of government.

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On Native Americans complaining about the word "squaw" on geographical features: To hell with it. We took the country away from them to start with. We boxed them up on reservations. We're supporting them for the most part out of our tax money, whatever isn't being corrupted away by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. And I'm sick and tired of people coming around and saying, "You hurt my feelings." Hey, there are times I go out of the way to hurt your feelings because I think, frankly, that you deserve it.

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On black unemployment: I'm going to tell you very frankly . . . I'll tell you why the majority of young black people today are not employed. It's not that they are unemployed, it's that they are unemployable. Now how many of you out there, of whatever racial or ethnic background you may happen to be, who have a business where people have to come in contact with other people, your clients and your customers, and you want somebody to talk to your clients like this--I don't think there's a black person in America today who would want to open a business and have their service personnel, their clerks that are meeting the people, talk like this--"My momma be at work." I don't believe this . . . any blacks that are listening to me who disagree with me are being led down the primrose path.

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Anybody out there that has something that you want to sell, I'm the best doggone radio salesman that there is in this town. And you might contact me personally and maybe I can do you some good.

On Oklahoma City residents since the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building: They don't care about what happened. How it was perpetrated or who did it or whatever. They're beyond Timothy McVeigh. . . . They are now wrapped in the martyr's cloak, they are wearing the hair shirt, they have the crown of thorns on their heads. And they're standing out on the street begging for alms, as it were. It is the most pitiful, disgusting attitude I have ever seen a city have in my life, and I am almost embarrassed to say that I ever lived there.

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On the estimation that the genocide of Native Americans was one of the country's greatest wrongs: That's baloney. We took it by right of force. We took it by arms. Just like we took California and whatever else from Mexico, and we took Florida from Spain, and we took the Philippine Islands at one time, and we took Puerto Rico. . . . The biggest mistake that we ever made, as far as the American Indian is concerned, is we signed treaties with them. If we wanted to take the land, we should have just took the land, and then you either get absorbed into the society that we have or you make the best of it, one way or the other. . . . Might makes right, and we own it.

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Regarding victims of the Atlanta Olympic Park bombing: I don't buy this innocent civilians talk. . . . A de facto state of war exists between many citizens and the federal government.

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After Dayl has, literally for hours, referred to federal workers as "our neighbors and friends" with amateurish sarcasm, a caller named Ilene confronts him about it. She tells Dayl that he's promoting hate. Dayl tells her not to put words in his mouth, that he had said nothing negative about the government employees, but Ilene denounces his sarcasm.

Dayl: How can you possibly accuse me of sarcasm?
Ilene: Because I can hear it.
Dayl: Oh, God has granted you some particular psychic wisdom?
Ilene: Believe me, it doesn't take much to figure you out.

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