Home > Uncategorized > Rush Limbaugh hospitalized

Rush Limbaugh hospitalized

According to tonight’s L.A. Times, web site, Rush Limbaugh has been taken to a hospital in Hawaii after complaining of chest pains. Reports list Limbaugh in serious condition. I’m sure there will be regular updates on his show and web site.

Advertisements
  1. December 31, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Yes, he's only 58. As much as I despise his politics and radio program, I wish him well. Scary stuff.

  2. December 31, 2009 at 6:58 am

    We are lighting a candle tonight and praying for Mr. Limbaugh. Good health and speedy recovery, sir!

  3. December 31, 2009 at 7:43 am

    No one should wish ill on anyone, especially during this time of year. I hope the DailyKos types are all on vacation and too hungover on New Year's Day to spew their venom at Limbaugh. The guy needs to recover as anyone in his predicament would.

  4. December 31, 2009 at 7:48 am

    I LOVE his politics, show and humor, but we should all set that aside and give a prayer and a wish for his recovery. The B-roll on KSBY showed him looking pretty fit and trim for cardiac issues, but it can happen to anyone.

  5. December 31, 2009 at 8:51 am

    From KITV Honolulu: … Paramedics responded to the call at 2:41 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel and Resort. Limbaugh, 58, suffered from chest pains, sources said. Limbaugh was sitting in a chair in his ninth-floor hotel room at the Kahala when emergency crews arrived, sources said. He told medical crews that he was taking medication for a back problem, sources said.… and here is the report if you want to see that I did not make that up. Let's see, um, what kind of medication can one take for back pain? Well, one such "medication" could be oxycontin, which would be important for doctors to know about if Rush was going to be treated in a hospital, it would seem. Viagra is another "medication" that can have complications for men with possible heart conditions, according to the literature; Rush has admitted to using both before. Oh well, I'm sure that the highly unionized medical staff in the Hawaiian hospital will take good care of Rush. Perhaps he may even have an epiphany about his medical crisis and become more liberal in his political views. 🙂 And as much as I may despise the man, I don't wish him any ill will.

  6. December 31, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Both Rush and Obama are in Hawaii — i wonder if the President will go visit rush. Too funny.Wish i could feel sorry for the clown, but I'll cut him the same amount of slack that he would any other public figure — which is none. I'll bet you that more dirt will come out in the weeks to come. TMZ is already all over this and it appears that El Rushbo was back with his little prescription drugs.

  7. December 31, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Just remember, Dave. I've heard you say many times on your show that you would have no career in radio without Rush Limbaugh. I know you're an agnostic, but you better start praying that the man fully recovers. Otherwise, your station is down the tubes!

  8. December 31, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    As news broke Wednesday night of radio show host Rush Limbaugh's hospital visit due to chest pains, many of his political counterparts on the left put down their ideological swords and wished him well on Twitter."All best wishes to Mr. Limbaugh tonight, for a full and speedy recovery," wrote MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.Mediaite's Rachel Sklar cautioned Rush's detractors: "No stooping to wishing him ill, people! (Karma.)"Salon's Joan Walsh: "I can't enjoy the news of Rush Limbaugh's illness. Is there something wrong with me? He has a family. Aren't we better than that?"And radio show host Alan Colmes said that "we wish him well."There were others who weren't quite sure how to react. Mother Jones's David Corn begrudgingly offered this: "Rush, you've slimed me in the past. But, I suppose, good luck to you, too." But earlier, Corn wrestled with how to react to Rush's illness given Limbaugh's own reaction to the medical fortunes of others."Resist the snark about Rush's rush to the hospital?" asked Corn. "Yeah. But remember what he said about Ted Kennedy." Corn provided a link to a Huffington Post article that referenced a March Limbaugh show in which "Limbaugh suggested that Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) would be dead by the time health care reform legislation passes. 'Before it's all over, it'll be called the Ted Kennedy memorial health care bill.'"Wonkette chimed in with a characteristically cheeky, "RUSH LIMBAUGH is in 'serious condition' at a Hawaii hospital, and we shall save the Death Jokes until he earns them the old-fashioned way."Still, from less prominent corners of the Twitter-verse, there was a steady drip of joy expressed at Limbaugh's misfortunes. The humor website TheFullGinsburg.com wrote, "No one wants Rush Limbaugh to die. But they do want his doctors to fail," and a quick thumb through Twitter's #Rush hashtag reveals other wishes of ill health upon Limbaugh. Republicans expressed outraged at some of the reactions."Someone should build a Twitter list of all those who have expressed hatred for Limbaugh tonight so their presence can be known," wrote Republican strategist Patrick Ruffini. "I remain at a loss at how politics becomes so personal that many cheer for Rush's death," said "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough.But, turning the tables, some conservatives had fun with the idea that if only it were a liberal in the hospital…"I'd donate a heart to keep Rush alive," wrote blogger Dan Riehl. "Just need a knife and a liberal close by. ; )"

  9. December 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    A person can't continually spew all the anger, hatred and promote fear the way that Rush Limbaugh does without it adversely affecting his health. Rush Limbaugh helped ruin AM radio. It was poised to be reconfigured as a medium of increased community service and education, but Mr. Limbaugh turned it into a forum to promote his selfish personal interests, promoting fear and division within America and the world. Rush Limbaugh is a very sick, maladjusted, lonely, cynical, narcissistic and spiteful man, dysfunctional in many ways, and unable to truly love, and this accounts for his continually destructive behavior, publicly and privately. The truth of this will become widely apparent as the future unfolds. Mr. Limbaugh has harmed the fabric of America and spread his destructive disease to thousands. I hope he heals and finds peace.

  10. January 1, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Wise Guy and his heart-felt, full of crap, liberal dogmatic straw man argument for why he backhandedly hopes Rush recovers. After all of the bile and venom Wise Guy and others here uttered against Limbaugh back in October, I find there is no honesty to Wise Guy's words.Just admit it, Wise Guy, you want Limbaugh dead.Here's hoping that Wise Guy resolves to find his own inner peace and stops his hatred of those that don't agree with him in the coming year.

  11. January 1, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I do love some of the comments on Mr Limbaugh's medical problems. I cannot condemn him for his views and I do wish him well. I agree with Dave's vision of his effect on Broadcast radio (at least AM radio. I cannot agree on his polarizing effect on those who listen to the medium. What we have produced is atmosphere of the extreme left and extreme right. So now they have their forums load and clear. Is it good for the country or is it polarizing? You answer.

  12. January 1, 2010 at 8:38 am

    You're wrong (again) Big Tent REPUBLICAN. If I wanted Rush Limbaugh dead, I would say so. I've never been shy about my feelings on this forum.I've never wished anyone to be dead. That's not my way. I would much rather Mr. Limbaugh simply wise up and that his heart heals in the most profound way.Mr. Limbaugh is a fact of life, his radio persona reflecting an unhealthy, regressive, loud, angry , divisive and self-destructive sliver of modern society. He shows us all exactly what needs to be healed in our society: unhealthy attitudes that by and large our society is moving quickly beyond. Mr. Limbaugh represents the most recalcitrant stragglers, those who cling, kicking and screaming to the old, dysfunctional ways. Those who mistake attachment and desire for love. Mr. Limbaugh speaks for a dwindling, aging minority. In any given week, 95 percent of Americans DON'T hear a single word he says. And among the less than 5 percent or so of Americans who hear him once or more per week, only a fraction of those share his viewpoints. His "popularity" is, in many ways, an illusion. He's a spokesman for a scared, insecure, alienated sliver of American society, a group that for the most part, fears change. America is growing up and away from Rush Limbaugh and his ilk. As I said many months ago, Rush Limbaugh's popularity will peak in 2010 and it will be all downhill from there.Getting sick may be the most graceful way for Mr. Limbaugh to step back from radio while still on top. What he has done with his radio career so far—spewing hate, anger, division, lies—is NOT a prescription for longevity. It is simply not healthy, for himself or others. The best thing that could happen is that this incident would serve as a wake-up call for Mr. Limbaugh, that he would see the error of his ways, and wise up.But I've long said that it appears that Mr. Limbaugh has, as much as anyone I have heard of, made some sort of deal with the Devil,the "Devil" being any force or attraction that distracts us from achieving unity with the God/Love spirit. So I think it is possible we will continue to see Mr. Limbaugh around, up to his usual ungodly tricks, lies and distractions. But as I've said before, I truly hope Mr. Limbaugh heals his heart, reclaims his soul, and finds the peace and love that has eluded him. I believe it is possible. We should pray for him. We should pray for us all.

  13. January 2, 2010 at 4:30 am

    Prayers have been answered. Rush lives!

  14. January 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Dave — Meant to tell you how much I enjoyed your discussion on this subject with Jeff Bliss on Thursday. He seems to be very intelligent, but extremely fair in his analysis and I learned a lot about what's happening with talk radio. Personally I'm glad KVEC dropped Hannity for Clark Howard. Smart move. I also applaud your decision to dump SM Bill and Jerry Dagna from your show. Neither one are missed.Happy New Year.

  15. January 2, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Wise Guy, you posts are full of incredible amounts of contradiction. You say, "Rush Limbaugh helped ruin AM radio. It was poised to be reconfigured as a medium of increased community service and education, but Mr. Limbaugh turned it into a forum to promote his selfish personal interests, promoting fear and division within America and the world." Then in your most recent post, you say, "Mr. Limbaugh speaks for a dwindling, aging minority. In any given week, 95 percent of Americans DON'T hear a single word he says. And among the less than 5 percent or so of Americans who hear him once or more per week, only a fraction of those share his viewpoints."So which is it? Is he a single guy actually capable of 'ruining' a communications medium (as if one guy could; actually he SAVED AM readio from becoming another state subsidized wasteland of silence and Radio-Tradio) or is he someone that 95% of America doesn't hear and is therefore UNAFFECTED with his viewpoints? You can't have it both ways.If he is that powerful then you are powerless to do anything about him, so why waste your time tilting at your own windmill? If he is a representative of an aging, dwindling minority where less than 5% of America hears him at any given time, why do you all on the left worry and fret about him so? He is as trivial as trivial can be by your statement. I don't think you even know which it is and you would probably try to make some twisted logic argument that both are right. Bottom line is that you do not respect what Limbaugh does, you do not respect the success he has achieved and you do not respect Limbaugh as a radio talent that has revolutionized AM radio to the point where Dave Congalton has thanked Rush for giving talk radio viability and thus a job for our dear Dave here. By the way, Rush has been released from the hospital, is doing fine and will be BACK on the radio doing his thing on Wednesday.Megadittos, Rush.

  16. January 3, 2010 at 7:11 am

    I'm not saying Rush Limbaugh is an insignificant force. The small percentage of Americans who are "dittoheads" can make a difference in political races.That's because, as political analysts know, if a Jesus Christ and an Adolph Hitler were both running against each other for a major political office, both would receive at least around 48 percent of the vote. After that it just takes a few percentage points to sway an election either way. But what is happening with Limbaugh, is that he is so overwhelmingly despised by so many people, that there is a backlash. That is one reason why he doesn't endorse candidates or have candidates on his show. That would be a kiss of death for the candidate.This was proven by Sean Hannity, who heavily promoted Mitt Romney and some other candidates who ended up losing big in their respective elections. The word is out that being endorsed by Hannity is a likely kiss of death. Not surprisingly stations around the nation have been dropping his show.Limbaugh has been more shrewd about these things. But I'll tell you one thing, you won't find many serious candidates who want to be publicly endorsed by Limbaugh. Because it is a fact that there are MILLIONS of people like me who, knowing what Limbaugh is about, would automatically be inclined to vote against any candidate that Limbaugh would publicly endorse. In the months ahead, Limbaugh will increasingly be viewed as a pariah of sorts by MANY Republican politicians. They will NOT want to be seen with him, and would just as soon Limbaugh never mention their names. We already saw this type of scenario play out to some degree when Limbaugh tried to become a part owner of an NFL team. The NFL owners, despite being conservative Republicans for the most part, soundly rejected Mr. Limbaugh. They don't want to be associated with him.All this makes me wonder if Mr.Limbaugh's recent illness was in some way a reaction to feeling unloved and unappreciated during the holidays. So he gets sick, gets an extra heavy dose of world-wide attention, piles of "I love you" cards and letters and e-mails from dittoheads—AND he gets to upstage President Obama who also happened to be vacationing in Hawaii.I'd say there are more people now who have a healthy disrespect for Mr. Limbaugh compared with those who say they respect the man. Limbaugh remains dangerous and is still a threat to the well-being of the United States. But mark my words, his influence is waning. Although I wouldn't be surprised if we see him pull off a few more stunts in the coming months to help him boost his ratings—if his contract with the Devil doesn't expire.

  17. January 3, 2010 at 8:00 am

    So the question I have is: When did Rush lie about his using painkillers? Did he lie when the emergency crew came into his hotel suite and he told them that he was "taking pain medication"? If he truly thought that he was in a medical emergency, wouldn't it make sense to be as truthful as possible in case there could be any drug interactions, or possibly an accidental overdose if the medical staff gave him some other pain medication? Or, did he lie at his press conference when he stated that "he is not taking pain medicines at this time"? He made both statements; one of them has to false; which one makes more sense?

  18. January 4, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Wise Guy starts 2010 like he ended 2009: utterly and completely wrong on everything he says. Allow me go down point by point:"That's because, as political analysts know, if a Jesus Christ and an Adolph Hitler were both running against each other for a major political office, both would receive at least around 48 percent of the vote."What fucked up world do you live in where Adolph Hitler even appears on a ballot against our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? I know you are trying to make some moronic point that conservatives or Republicans would actually vote for Hitler, but to claim htat "48 percent" of America would vote for Hitler is completely insulting to EVERY AMERICAN. What a contemptable, scurulous, scumbag thing to say about your OWN COUNTRY. What an utterly stupid thing to say. How dare you? "That is one reason why he doesn't endorse candidates or have candidates on his show. That would be a kiss of death for the candidate.This was proven by Sean Hannity, who heavily promoted Mitt Romney and some other candidates who ended up losing big in their respective elections."Again you display your ignorance of conservative and republican politics. Hannity had ZERO to do with Romney's loss. First of all, it was the Christian Right that refused to donate any money to the Romney campaign. this forced Romney to self-finance his election. After Democrats voted in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries for McCain (both are open primaries and ACORN bused in THOUSANDS to vote for McCain), Romney had no momentum going into Iowa and the other Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. Romney polled well in Michigan but came in third in Iowa. Factor in the collusion between Huckabee to continue to suck conservative votes away from Romney and his fate was sealed. secondly, to say that Hannity is the "kiss of death" indicates what a strong continder in 2008 Romney was. You are saying in effect that if but not for the Hannity endorsement we would have President Romney instead of President Obama because Romney would not have made any of the bonehead plays that McCain made, suspending his campaign and whatnot. Third, you are giving a ton of power to a man that can't even keep KVEC as an affiliate. As with Limbaugh, you simultaneously try to marginalize and overstate the influence these conservative comentators have as your bogus arguments dictate. Fourth, hannity endorsed the conservative candidate in the NY congress race and that guy polled ahead of Scazzofazzo, the "Republican" candidate, so Hannity is NOT the kiss of death. He has an audience and a forum for those he supports. Your attempts at psychoanalysis are laughable and pathetic. You continuously try to project your own inadequacies onto those you are 'analyzing'. Limbaugh is not unloved, he is not an outcast, he is not scorned. He is universally loved in the conservative community and is treated like a conquering hero or a rock star every time he does a personal appearance. Recall the CPAC speech he gave last year. He was the key note speaker and was cheered as if he had just won the election for president himself. Bottom line is that you have nothing to support anything you say about conservatives. your points are groundless and you yourself is purposefully clueless about what a real conservative thinks or feels. I know you say what you say to get guys like me to respond, and respond I have. I pray to God that no one actually listens to what you say because your insanity and stupidity could be infecting hte minds of some poor simpleton that may half agree with your POV. Let's hope that Dave audience here and on the air is WAYYYYY smarter and more savvy than you.

  19. January 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I wish Rush would bring his itemized hospital bill with him to work and go over it on the air. Maybe a $10,000-$15,000 bill from the hospital, the doctors, radiologists, MRI techs and the ambulance company, etc… would open his eyes to what people have been trying to say — yes we do have the best doctors, hospitals, health clinics and specialists in the world but that isn't the problem. The problem is what do you do when you have an emergency like this and only make $12 an hour with no medical insurance? How does someone who makes $20,000 a YEAR pay for a $20,000 hospital bill? What do you do if you're too young for Medicare, too well off for Medicaid or Medi-Cal and too poor to pay the bill?If there is truly justice in this world, Rush's insurance company would refuse coverage because he didn't really HAVE a heart attack, and declare that he was just faking it. Or that he was using oxycontin again, so he caused it himself and they won't cover it. Maybe then he would understand what the REAL issue is with health care reform. Just a thought…

  20. January 6, 2010 at 7:04 am

    As I have stated many times, the REAL problem with our healthcare system is all of the free riders aka Medicare and Medicaid recipients, that don't pay into the system but take, take, take as much as they want, at yours and my expense. Furthermore, since our elected representatives know that there are more lower class voters than upper class voters, they, the politicians saddle the few upper class people that pay 85% per cent of the nation's taxes with the bill of paying for the bottom 50%'s medical bills. They do this not out of compassion for the lower class or to punish the upper class, but to KEEP GETTING RE-ELECTED. employer-provided insurance is the very heart of the problem with our helath insurance system. The unions negotiated for added benefits for their rank and file during WWII when wage and price controls prevented "profiteering". Since WWII, unions have saddled more and more of the healtcare burden on businesses and then Congress declared that medical benefits are NOT taxable income. Since then, Americans have looked to their employer first, government second and themselves last for who is responsible for footing the bill for their medical bill. Add in the transfer of MEDICARE caps to insurance policy holders, the costs of malpractice insurance and defensive medicine and the system is completely BACKWARDS. The patient should be able to self-insure, period, just as Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann do. However, these costs get heaped onto those that pay their escalating premiums for medical insurance, which makes those making $20,000 a year unable to buy insurance due those increasing costs. The goal for healthcare reform should have been to make the INDIVIDUAL able to take care of their own costs instead of seeking to control the whole system to provide more free riders with more free healthcare.Rush Limbaugh is ABSOLUTELY right to laud the greatest healthcare system in the world, the one right here in America. Paperboy is trying to tar and feather the WRONG people when it comes to the need (or lack thereof) for ObamaCare.

  21. January 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Wise guy really needs to read a lot more. According to a PEW survey , his audience is the most knowledgeable, one of the most educated, and just 51% over 50. I certainly hope Republicans in power view Rush as a pariah. After the 23rd district in New York, I have stopped all donations to the RNC. I now contribute directly to individual campaigns. Strong conservatives. I sincerely hope Rush promotes the same. It was ludicrous for the RNC to pick someone more "progressive" than the Democrat candidate. That is why my last check went to Scott Brown in Massachusetts's.So, the logical conclusion is that the peacock stations audience is less educated and less knowledgeable than Rush's, as the PEW report shows. It also explains why they "believe" what they here on the MLM.Why is Bob so fixated with the drug angle? Just wish him well!Incidentally, been on vacation (I have pictures Elvis). I hope everyone's Christmas was wonderful and wish all a very prosperous and happy new year

  22. January 6, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Paperboy said:"what do you do when you have an emergency like this and only make $12 an hour with no medical insurance? How does someone who makes $20,000 a YEAR pay for a $20,000 hospital bill? What do you do if you're too young for Medicare, too well off for Medicaid or Medi-Cal and too poor to pay the bill?"You move to a socialist country and start hating your life there.Wake up kid…now bring me my paper…and porch it!

  23. January 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Hoosier asked: "Why is Bob so fixated with the drug angle? Just wish him well!" I don't need to wish him well, he has all the money he could possibly need to make sure he gets absolutely the best health care in the world, which in this case was at a highly unionized, very socialized Hawaiian hospital. As to my "fixation" about the drug angle: Just like it was with Bill Clinton, it isn't the action itself (having sex with an intern) it is the lying about it that is the issue; Rush made two contradictratory statements about his using pain killer medication, and he should be held accountable for his statements. He cannot be telling the truth in both instances, so like I stated before, which statement would make the most sense to be the truth, when you are talking to EMT personal about your own health, when you are thinking you may be having a heart attack, doesn't it make sense that you would tell the truth? Now please don't think that I am comparing Rush to Bill Clinton, nothing is farther from the truth, I am just asking him to be held to a standard of telling the truth, since he makes such a big deal holding those in power to a level of scrutiny, he should be held to that same standard. It is very possible that he has been using pain medications again since they are very addictive and they could have led to his episode that felt like a heart attack could. Why won't he tell the truth?

  24. January 6, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Get back to me one year from now and then tell me if I was wrong or not about Rush Limbaugh. My predictions: No successful GOP candidates in the 2010 election will have publicly accepted any official endorsement from Rush Limbaugh.Limbaugh will spend far more radio time attacking politicians he considers "bad" rather than promoting any politicians he deems "good" for the nation. Other than a likely boost surrounding the elections, or any death scares or short term ratings boosting stunts, Limbaugh's audience numbers, particularly among those under 65 years old, will show a distinct downward trend. Limbaugh has learned that he succeeds best by being primarily negative. The majority of his arguments are based on attacking other people and programs. He taps into his audience's alienation, dysfunction, and anger and mirrors that by being primarily negative, tearing down, rather than building up (except when it comes to his own image and ego.)Limbaugh rarely has anything positive or productive to offer. He is lacking in constructive ideas. Nor is he willing to acknowledge that anyone, from the right or left, is politically wiser or more capable than himself. Because he will never be elected to any office, he is safe from being proved wrong. Look at the tone of most Limbaugh supporters here and on other forums. They are usually the most angry, negative, insulting and divisive voices in any discussion, more content to attack than to posit any constructive, progressive attitudes or ideas. That is the Rush Limbaugh legacy—a very sad chapter in the history of mass communications, with more in common with the bigoted radio ranting of Father McCoughlin, Nazi propagandists, and others who sought to use the airwaves not for the greatest good, but to promote their own personal interests, treating their audiences like easily-manipulated fools, herded like sheep, to feed a small number of the rich and powerful, while believing in the illusion that Limbaugh his helping them retain their "freedom", as the remain, truly, shackled to the anchors of their own immovable, calcified, insecure, fearful, scarcity-complex mind-set.

  25. January 6, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Six Democrats have announced they can't win in 2010, 2 of them in the Senate and you are still obsessing about Rush Limbaugh?Rush makes 30 million dollars a year give or take a few million. He could never spend all his money if he quit today.What you need to deal with is the fact that Obama and the Reid/Pelosi gangs have ravaged your party.You rant on that the Republicans have no national candidate yet they have won in New Jersey and Virgina and we are within striking distance for Ted Kennedy's seat, and 3 leading dems just quit saying they know they can't win and thus they can't raise any money.You don't think this is going to affect the Health scare bill?I say get focused dems…your party is crashing and burning.

  26. January 7, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Well Bob, bad analogy. Bill Clinton was an elected official of the citizens of the United States. He lied before a grand jury. He is accountable to us. Rush is a radio talk show host. Period. Huge difference.

  27. January 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Yes Bob, don't you understand? It is only disgraceful when liberals lie. Fatty Limpbaugh can go back to abusing his body with drug use and over-eating, and it just doesn't matter to his mindless followers. It doesn't matter that Porky is a liar, it doesn't matter that Porky is a hypocrite. Gosh Bob, why do you focus so much on facts and reality, you should make your judgements like conservatives do, with hatred and prejudice. Flabby Limpy can lie all he wants and his idiot dittoheads will still stupidly defend him.

  28. January 8, 2010 at 2:39 am

    How hard is this to understand?Bill Clinton = elected public officialRush Limbaugh = private citizenAs an entertainer and media figure, Rush Limbaugh's personal problems have all of the same importance to the world that Lindsey Lohan's, Britney Spears' or even Tiger Woods' problems. Bill Clinton lied to THE WORLD while in his capacity as the leader and representative of EVERY AMERICAN. Rush Limbaugh lacks any ability whatsoever to make any policies or pronouncements that affect any one other than himself. Whether Rush Limbaugh is a liar or not has no impact on the United States either at home or abroad.Bill Clinton, as president, sent our Armed Forces into combat situations, entered the US into treaties and held the fate of the world in his hands during nuclear arms proliferation treaty negotiations, dealing (or not dealing) with international/transnational terrorist organizations. Bill Clinton, as a liar, had a major impact on the United States both at home and abroad. The old saying is that if you will lie about the little, you will lie about the big. Sex, while a little thing, should not have been lied about by the sitting president of the United States. Our politicians, regardless of party, have forgotten that honest is still the best policy.It is that simple.

  29. January 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Elvis, it it so good to hear that you are so against lying. Although, I will not be holding my breath waiting for you start critizing President Obama on his numerous lies. I am still willing to go tit for tat on you listing Bush lies versus me listing Obama lies. BTR, there is no hope if they can not see the difference between an elected official and a private citizen. I am also getting tired of President Obama using the 4 letter word too much.

  30. January 8, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    "Whether Rush Limbaugh is a liar or not..", What? You're still not sure if he's a liar? How much evidence do you need before you will finally acknowledge Flush is a liar? Not only is he a liar, he is a hypocrite. He lives a life almost the complete opposite of the "values" he promotes on his radio show. He was/is a drug addict, takes viagra on his weekend trips to the Dominican Republic (I suspect for sex outside of marriage), he has so little respect for the sancticy of marriage that he's been divorced 3 times and he avoided his big chance to fight the commies in Vietnam by claiming he had an anal wart of some kind…..Whether I like it or not, Fat-boy has a huge amount of influence with the millions of ignorant asses who listen to him and believe the utter bulllshit he shovels into their mouth. He even was partially responsible for helping to bully McCain into putting that dumbass Sara Palin on the ticket last year. Sloppy Limpbaugh has way too much influence with stupid people. If you doubt me, look at how BTR signed off an earlier post with "Megadittos Rush", for the un-informed this means BTR agrees a million times over with everything Flush says……A pretty stupid thing to say when you see all the evidence of Limpy's dishonesty, deceit and hypocracy.

  31. January 9, 2010 at 4:12 am

    Hoosier, Tent: What is wrong with your reading comprehension; I stated: Now please don't think that I am comparing Rush to Bill Clinton, nothing is farther from the truth, I am just asking him to be held to a standard of telling the truth, since he makes such a big deal holding those in power to a level of scrutiny, he should be held to that same standard. Is it really that hard to read those words and understand them? Willfully ignorant or ??? Sheesh.

  32. January 9, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Bob, not everything is about YOU. I was responding to what Elvis said.Get over yourself, would you?

  33. January 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I have to register a strong disagreement with the apologist comment by Big Tent REPUBLICAN regarding Rush Limbaugh's frequent lying to his audience.Specifically, I say it DOES have a negative effect and HAS harmed the United States when Limbaugh lies in the national media regarding politics or domestic or international affairs. Limbaugh is a man licensed to use the PUBLIC airwaves. I consider it a crime, or at the very least a violation of the intent of the licensing system, when he uses that privilege to purposely deceive his listeners.

  34. January 12, 2010 at 8:24 am

    No, Limbaugh is NOT licensed to broadcast; the radio station owners, like El Dorado with KVEC, are licensed to broadcast his show. Furthermore, the old saying is that opinions are like anuses, we all have them. Your OPINION is worthless. If you had a LEGAL opinion because you had a shingle as a lawyer, that would be something of value. But for you to claim that it is illegal for Limbaugh to lie to his audience as an FCC violation because of some implied license is ridiculous and ill-informed. Finally, if you think, from your vantage point, Limbaugh is lying to his auience, then why wasn't Clinton impeached for violating some perceived license when he lied about Monica Lewinsky? I know for fact that every radio station in America carried Clinton lying about that. Not only that, but they played it over and over again. So you are saying that the Congressional Republicans would have convicted Clinton of lying if they used your rationale?What a loon!

  35. January 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Wow, a liberal that wants to hold "progressives" to the same standard as conservatives. That will be the day. Can you say Reid? Tim Geithner? Tom Daschle? Rangel? Jefferson? And many, many more. And wise guy, the same applies to you. If lying were a crime on the airwaves, the peacock stations would be defunct.

  36. January 13, 2010 at 5:16 am

    Well there you have it Downtown Bob, you document Limpbaugh lying about his drug use, and Hoosier and BTR admit it doesn't matter to them. This tells you all you need to know about today's modern conservative, liars and hypocrties like Fat-ass and O'Rielly are idolized and the truly stupid like Palin and Joe the Plumber are elevated to celebity. I hope the Republicans like Hoosier and BTR, further drag their party towards the Tea-Baggers. This way all the nuts on the fringe of american society, who don't care about facts and reality, can create their own minority, powerless party.

  37. January 13, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Big Tent REPUBLICAN, you have no idea what Rush Limbaugh owns or doesn't own. And I strongly suspect Rush Limbaugh used his influence to knowingly help bankrupt Clear Channel Radio and screw the stock holders. It wasn't just happenstance that Clear Channel executives agreed to pay Limbaugh 500 million dollars, effectively bankrupting the corporation. Have you ever heard the word "kick-back"? It was all a big scam, with Limbaugh and his conspirators pulling one over on the stockholders of Clear Channel. No radio talk show host is worth that kind of money. And that was proven by the fact that Clear Channel couldn't sustain that kind of debt. Limbaugh, in fact, can not pull his weight for that kind of salary. He's big, but not THAT big. The figures just could never add up. It was a scam. The radio equivalent of EnronOnly a complete business fool or a complete stockholder-swindling criminal would agree to pay Rush Limbaugh $500 million and bankrupt the corporation.

  38. January 13, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Elvis, how sad it is to see your disability on reading comprehension abilities. No where do we excuse lying. The point of all my responses is that I think everyone should be treated the same. It is also disturbing to see that the hypocrisy is clearly on the "progressive" side and you can not see it. When Republicans officials get into any type of ethical quagmire, I will always be the first to say get rid of him. Contrary to this view, liberals think that the end justifies the means. Criminals, racists, etc. are okay with liberals if they vote for or work for liberal issues. This is disgusting and dangerous. Liberals ran on ethics in 06 and many threads ago the liberals on this blog were outraged against the Republican elected officials. As was I. I was also outraged at the ethic violations of the Democrats and this has gotten much, much worse this past few years. Yet, not a word from you. And you have the audacity to call me a liar and hypocrite. I also hope we drag the Republican party closer to the tea baggers. When 40% of Americans identify themselves as conservative, this removes any "fringe" from their namesakes. Liberals at 20% are closer to being a "fringe" group. The 36% independent group will show up November and 2012 and really let you know who is the real "fringe" group.Imagine, in a state where registered democrats outnumber republicans 3-1 and a Senate race is a virtual tie. Kennedy's legacy just might be a new Republican seat. Highly optimistic, but possible.Bottom line. Walk the talk Elvis. Do what is right and criticize all outrageous behavior. This is not a conservative/liberal issue. It is morals and values.

  39. January 14, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Talking with a friend of mine the other day… this self-avowed liberal said that he was listening to the radio and the voice of the most irritating, condescending, arrogant ass of a talk-show host was just wailing on and on about something, nothing. It was so bad that my liberal friend turned the radio to a different station because the very sound of the buffoon on the radio made his skin crawl. Only later did he find out the name of the talk show host.My friend was certain, from what he was told about Limbaugh, that the voice on the radio had to be Limbaugh.It was Ed Schultz he was listening to.My point is that you delusional liberal ass-clowns have spent the last 20 years trying to destroy Limbaugh and his successes continue to mount. Your worthless, feckless opposition to a single conservative entertainer/talk-show host demonstrates to all with functioning eyes that your philosophy, your ideology, your sense of self-worth are so easily shaken that you MUST attack any who do not agree with you. Your liberal anger and lies directed toward Limbaugh demonstrates on what tenuous threads your ideology holds any sway in America. Your liberal pathological fear of anyone that disagrees or poses the remotest threat to your liberal power base is a sign of complete WEAKNESS, not strength. Your obsession with "fatty limpballs" or whatever other slurs your infantile minds can come up with is a sign of WEAKNESS. The pretxeled logic of an insignificant man being able to "destroy America" with 15 hours of talk-radio programing (or lies, either way) a week is insanity. If that was even remotely true, after 15,600 hours of his lies, you would think that America would be either a smoldering hole in the ground or ran by a neo-nazi skinhead dictator. It is neither.It is ran by a liberal minority president with a liberal controlled House and Senate.So much for the damage the "lies" of Limbaugh can cause.Get some help Wise Guy. You need some serious couch time with a qualified behavioral specialist. You, too, Elvis.

  40. January 14, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Studies have shown that although the majority of Americans don't label themselves "liberal", the majority do support issues that are traditionally associated with "liberal". It's just the term "liberal' they are not comfortable with, which is not surprising considering all the time and effort the conservatives have spent on trying to demonize anything "liberal." And there is a contradiction in the comments by our local "conservatives" who claim President Obama is a "radical". Yet he won a majority of the votes in the presidential election. So, why do they conclude that the majority of Americans are "conservative"?But these labels are misleading anyway. Myself, I'm neither a conservative or a liberal. I'm conservative in regards to some things, radical in regards to other things. I think those who maniacally cling to and stridently identify themselves as "conservatives" as frequently as possible often are the fringe dwellers.

  41. January 14, 2010 at 6:28 am

    "When Republicans officials get into any type of ethical quagmire, I will always be the first to say get rid of him." So Hoosier, What Republicans have you called for their resignations? David Vitter? John Ensign? Larry Craig? Mark Sanford? There are 3 current Republican senators who have sex scandals, one cheated on his wife with Hookers, one used his parents money to bribe the husband of the woman he was having an affair with, and the other was caught looking for gay sex in a public restroom. Where's your outrage Hoosier? You should demand better from your Republican party. You said you would be the first to demand the party get rid of these perverts, what have you done? What is the Republican party doing about Mark Sanford? When Elliot Spitzer got in trouble, the Republican Governors Association sent out a press release demanding Spitzer resign. How come those same Republicans don't hold the same standard to Mark Sanford? How come you defend a proven liar and drug addict like Fat Limpbaugh, or a sexual predator like Bill O'Rielly? Say what you want about Clinton, he never claimed his morals were better than anybody elses, But every single one of the asshole Republicans I've mentioned in this post has publicly claimed to have better "family values" than liberals. You're the hypocrite Hoosier, quit projecting your own dark traits on to others.

  42. January 14, 2010 at 8:00 am

    R – realE – elderlyP – peopleU – under B – biblicalI – influenceC – causingA – amazinglyN – nonsensicalS – shit

  43. January 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Well Wise Guy, I will show you mine if you show me yours. Following is a link to percentages of conservatives versus liberals. Now, show me your "study". http://www.gallup.com/poll/120857/conservatives-single-largest-ideological-group.aspxElvis, actually I wanted all those you listed to leave office. I do not trust or want in office any politician that cheats, steals, embezzles or other crimes. Can you say the same? As far as the Republican party, I no longer financially support them. I am now a tea bagger and support only conservatives. So, to answer your question, I no longer financially support the RNC. I do see good results in my donations to Scott Brown though. So much for your hypocrite label. Now, I would like to hear from you that the tax cheats, embezzlers and criminals that work in this administration should resign. If not, I hear the hypocrite label coming. Guess you know very little about me and yet, are free to insult. My, my, my.

  44. January 14, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Hoosier, I looked at the study you linked to. Notice that the respondents are asked to label themselves as "conservative" or "liberal" WITHOUT ANY DEFINITION OF WHAT THOSE TERMS STAND FOR.They are labeling THEMSELVES without any parameters. I don't have a link to give you. Sorry, I don't keep track of all this stuff. But the fundamental problem with this type of discussion is that there is rarely any specific definition of "conservative" or "liberal". Is a Republican who believes in a woman's right to choose an abortion, or supports legalization of marijuana, or who wants to pull troops out of Iraq a "conservative" or a "liberal"? They might label themselves a "conservative" but they support things that some would say are "liberal". This is happening all over, and thus polls like the one you refer to are problematic and lead to tremendous misunderstandings. Do you see my point? And this is no small point. Hoosier, do YOU even have a definition of "conservative" or "liberal". What IS the definition of a "conservative"?

  45. January 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    No wonder your mixed up!This is close enough.CONSERVATIVES – believe in personal responsibility, limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Believe the role of government should be to provide people the freedom necessary to pursue their own goals. Conservative policies generally emphasize empowerment of the individual to solve problems.LIBERALS – believe in governmental action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all, and that it is the duty of the State to alleviate social ills and to protect civil liberties and individual and human rights. Believe the role of the government should be to guarantee that no one is in need. Believe that people are basically good. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve people's problems.

  46. January 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    That's the problem right there, Hoosier, my friend.Your "definition" suggests "liberals" don't want "individual liberty" or "traditional American values" or a "strong national defense" or "individual empowerment."I support each of those things, so by your standards, yes, I am a "conservative." Are you happy now?I think your definitions are problematic and suggest why there is so much confusion and misunderstanding when we start labeling people "conservative" or "liberal." Personally, I do not accept being narrowly pigeonholed by either label. I am beyond "liberal" or "conservative".

  47. January 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Well, that just goes to show how out of touch some are on here. I purposely used a definition from liberal site knowing Wise Guy would attemp to tear it apart. I could say it was raining outside and Wise Guy would disagree.

  48. January 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Hoosier, my friend, if you are using a lame, misleading definition as a foundation for your arguments, it really doesn't matter where you found it. "Liberal" or "conservative", it does not matter. Lame is lame; misunderstanding is misunderstanding. Try as you might, you can't honestly divide the world up into two simplistic categories. Those narrow labels are increasingly meaningless in our modern society where so many of us are beyond "liberal" or "conservative." Of course you are free to label yourself a "conservative" and be all rah-rah as if you were at the Supe rBowl game where the "liberals" were facing off against the "conservatives." Or you can wake up and realize that the world is not so simplistic.

  49. January 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Not a bad try Wise Guy, while losing the original argument, change to arguing over what a definitions "is" and lose sight of the original argument and study. I guess it relies on what the definition of "is" is. Once again, no added value.We add facts, you provide nothing.

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: