Not be confused with the Canadian prog rock band!
Boss Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born 12 January 1951 – not dead yet) is a big fat idiot,
comedian radio talk show host, recovering (at least we hope so) drug addict, college drop-out, and political commentator.
Hatched in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, “It” is a self-described conservative, that discusses politics and current events on its program, The Rush Limbaugh Show.
It hit the big time after the Reagan Administration revoked the Fairness doctrine and has been credited with reviving AM Radio in the United States, and is considered to have been a catalyst for the Republican Party’s congressional victories in 1994.
Caller inquires, “Your belief in god, how does that tell you that global warming is a hoax?”
Rush explains how it ought to be, “I just intellectually cannot accept the fact that a loving god which has created all this beauty and has blessed this country — I cannot believe that a god like that — would punish the human being he created for progress, for improving the quality of his life. [bla bla babble bla babble bla bla]“…..
God might punish some obscure African tribe with a miserable malaria infection, but only if they don’t get it together, have their family learn a new language and sell enough 10 cent wooden spoons to relocate to God’s country.
Asking us to give up a four hour commute going 5 MPH in traffic, breathing automobile exhaust and plasticizers, with the AC fighting the solar oven effect — what kind of a cruel God would ask us to give up this prosperous lifestyle?
It does not speak regularly about its belief in evolution or creationism, however, it has occasionally blown off fossil findings and denounced evolution as more or less bullshit. It later definitively proclaimed its belief in creationism.
It has entertained the idea of abiotic oil.
It fear mongered about the flu vacine Its opposition to the vaccination, though, seemed to be mostly based on the fact that because the government recommended the vaccine, it didn’t want to take it, dammit!
- It doesn’t think very highly of atheists, of course.
- It accused Michael J. Fox of faking symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
- It suggested environmentalists were responsible for the BP oil spill.
- It made an incredibly racist imitation of the Chinese president which consisted of him saying “Chin chau gon don gong kao song” for almost five minutes. He was forced to apologize by the Asian community.
- For some reason, ESPN concluded Limbaugh was the voice of the average NFL fan and hired it to do “color commentary” during the 2004 season (perhaps they confused it with John Madden, a reasonable mistake except that Madden already worked for Disney). This seemed to go well and good, until Limbaugh said Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was overrated, and claimed that he was lionized because of his race rather than his talent. This cost Limbaugh its job, cementing its reputation, as it does constantly, as a ”big, fat idiot.”
- It was eligible for the draft on 12 January 1969. After graduating from high school, It enrolled in college, but dropped out after a year. When Uncle Sam came calling, It somehow got excused from the draft by claiming that It had an anal cyst. Funny thing, the draft continued for more than three years afterward. You’d think It would’ve gotten that thing lanced in that time. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)
- Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot, according to a book written by a comedian, SNL actor, and US Senator.
- Limbaugh has been married four times. Its third marriage ceremony, in 1994, was officiated by kiss-arse,
known womanizerSupreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and held at Thomas’ house. Its fourth marriage involved a performance by Elton John. It remains childless.
- It is also a (recovering) drug addict that narrowly avoided going to prison. So, naturally, it is one of the right wing’s most strident voices on the importance of family values
Its first name, Rush, comes from Its intense reaction to illegally obtained drugs, namely, oxycodone and hydrocodone.
Its second name “Limbo“, indicates both that It is a lost soul and, remarkably, that It has one.
Status as a conservative
It claims to be the “prestigious Attila the Hun chair” of the “Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies”. Or perhaps it is sitting in it.
It’s such a conservative it also made itself look “computer-illiterate.”
Rush, political boss
By the spring of 2009, Limbaugh began to be seen as the de facto leader of the Republican Party
Following a controversial on-air statement to its own party about “wanting Obama to fail,” Limbaugh demanded the
balls apologies of two prominent Republicans, Eric Cantor and Michael Steele, or saying Limbaugh’s comments were unacceptable.
Both promptly apologized.
White House spokesman, Robert Gibbs, challenged Republicans to come out and say “Limbaugh is wrong, we do not want this country or the President to fail.”
To date, no Republican has yet publicly said Limbaugh is wrong, implying what really is in charge of the GOP.
None…, period, other than its failed “Operation Chaos” attempt to destroy the Democratic Party in the United States, so move along.
- Limbaugh once told an African-American caller to get the “bone out of his nose” and speak more clearly.
- Limbaugh was caught returning from the Dominican Republic, a known sex tourism destination, with a mislabeled bottle of Viagra.
- In September 2007, Limbaugh called soldiers who spoke out against the Iraq War “phony soldiers,” which it quickly denied when progressive bloggers and talkers whipped up a firestorm. Did we mention that it got out of the Vietnam War by claiming that it had an anal cyst? Or perhaps was an anal cyst?
- Frequently played the racist song “Barack The Magic Negro,” & referred to Barack Obama as “Halfrican American.”
- In 1993, Limbaugh implied thirteen-year-old Chelsea Clinton was a dog.
- Limbaugh compared Barack Obama’s style of governing to that of Adolf Hitler. (He was envious.)
- Only July 2, 2010 it claimed that Obama created the recession as a payback for racism.
- It promised to leave the country if the Obama-driven health care bill passed: “I’ll just tell you this, if this passes and it’s five years from now and all that stuff gets implemented — I am leaving the country. I’ll go to Costa Rica for healthcare.” Interestingly, Costa Rica has universal, nationalized health care.
Nobel Prize nomination
Yes, it was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
However, unlike regular prize contests – like the Academy Awards – where the list of all eligible persons is reduced to a handful of final nominees, any person, institution and/or association may be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and nomination itself isn’t seen as a particular special status. (And they don’t have to be all that peaceful, either, considering the prize exists only because of a man who helped make modern warfare possible. For example, Adolf Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1939, and Joseph Stalin for beating Hitler in 1945.)
Consider the people the Nobel Prize committee allows to submit nominations:
- Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
- Members of international courts;
- University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
- Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
- Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
- Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1); and
- Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
In other words, any well-connected person with any political agenda may nominate any other person for the Nobel Peace Prize, regardless of whether that other person deserves it. Once the nomination is accepted – and rejections are rare – that person then officially becomes a “Nobel Peace Prize nominee.”
On wit da Show
Limbaugh has nicknamed all of its call screeners “Snerdley.”
Among the first names given them:
- Chin Yang
Bo Snerdley is the nickname given to James Golden, the most recognized “Snerdley.” Limbaugh’s defenders often single out Golden, an African-American, as evidence that Limbaugh is not a racist.
After all, their simplistic logic goes, would a racist work so closely with an African-American?
A caller once asked Limbaugh to explain the origin of “Snerdley.”
It explained that when it was a disc jockey in its hometown, it developed mental blocks while talking on the air.
“Snerdley” was a fictitious person inside its head which it talked to (while still on the air) until the block cleared.
Oxycontin or hydrocodone, anyone?
Annual Thanksgiving story
Of course, you can’t be a major right-wing mouthpiece if you don’t re-write history to show that laissez faire free market practices always succeed, while collectivism always fails. Such is the case with Limbaugh’s annual telling of (its version of) the first American Thanksgiving. It was so pleased with this story that it dedicated an entire chapter to it in its second book, See I Told You So.
It’s doubtful that Limbaugh researched and wrote this piece itself. It probably came from the Heritage Foundation or some other righty “think tank.”
Limbaugh has published two books (crayons sold separately):
- The Way Things Ought To Be (1992); Pocket Books ISBN 067175145X (John Fund, collaborator)
- See I Told You So (1993); Pocket Books ISBN 067187120X (Joseph Farah, collaborator)
- Creamy Color Crayons (no blacks included) ISBN 1400628644 (Sean Hannity, collaborator)
There is an attempt at a humorous section in book two: a “politically correct” dictionary, which lists unicorns as an endangered species, as well as the abominable snowman. Both books are an ego trip for Limbaugh, in which it proclaims itself to be the most intelligent individual in the world, etc.
- “They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”
- [To an African American Female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”
- Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela — who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.”
- “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”
- “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”
- ”I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”
Limbaugh’s many attacks on Obama.
- Limbaugh has called Obama a ‘halfrican American’ has said that Obama was not Black but Arab because Kenya is an Arab region, even though Arabs are less than one percent of Kenya. Since mainstream America has become more accepting of African-Americans, Limbaugh has decided to play against its new racial fears, Arabs and Muslims. Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an ‘affirmative action candidate.’ Limbaugh even has repeatedly played a song on his radio show ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for Black a man who many Americans are supporting for president. Way to go Rush.So Rush Limbaugh has managed to make racist attacks on four of the most admired and respected people of African descent in the past one hundred years, in Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Colin Powell and Barack Obama. He has claimed that Joe the Plumber, who isn’t even a plumber is more important in this election than Colin Powell, a decorated military veteran who has served honorably in three administrations. How can the Republican party stand by this man and let their candidates appear on his show? Rush Limbaugh’s comments are so racist, they’re funny, in a Borat, Archie Bunker kind of way. What is not funny is the millions of dittoheads who listen to him, who take in and re-spout all the racist rhetoric that he spits. Limbaugh’s statements are echoed in the racist, angry Palin/McCain supporters who shout ‘kill him,’ ‘terrorist,’ ‘communist,’ ‘traitor,’ ‘socialist’ and ‘off with his head.’“We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.”“Obama’s entire economic program is reparations.”“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”
“You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.”
“Obama is “more African in his roots than he is American” and is “behaving like an African colonial despot”
How exactly does and African colonial despot behave? Trying to degrade our President by attacking his African roots?
“Obama is an angry Black guy”
“Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do — let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work.”
“You’re a foreigner. You shut your mouth or you get out.”
“A Chavez is a Chavez. We’ve Always Had Problems with Them”
Who Does It look Like?
- The 50 Most Loathsome American’s
- Rush Limbaugh’s radio show homepage
- Source of criticism for some of Limbaugh’s claims
- Media Matters entry for Rush Limbaugh
- Limbaugh’s admission of pain killer addiction
- Press release from Landmark Foundation announcing Limbaugh’s nomination for Nobel Prize
- Limbaugh’s incident with Viagra at airport of CBS News
- to pain killer lawsuit Limbaugh v. Florida