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Kingsvol

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2021, 02:46:37 PM »

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2021, 02:59:34 PM »
Wonder what vitriol awaits us from 46 and the soulless left?  I made a comment on Facebook and immediately got a bunch of little laughing icons from liberals.  

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2021, 03:02:16 PM »
A hell of an American went home today...

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2021, 03:44:27 PM »
Steyns a good man

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2021, 03:45:04 PM »
Going through my stuff as part of a recent relocation.  Came across a copy of “The Way Things Ought to Be”.  A youngish, 40-ish Rush on the cover.  Published in ’92, when he was just becoming a household name.  I even remember his ill-fated TV show.

Man, it goes by fast.

I remember when he first appeared on the air where I lived.  He was a sort of cult-like thing, at first.  “Have you heard this guy Rush Limbaugh?  He’s wild!” 

Like Billy, he had a huge influence on me.  At that time, I was disenchanted with bullshit Liberalism.  And disavowing my callow atheism.  But there was a vacuum there.  I simply was unaware of both the arguments for conservative free market capitalism — because no one had ever presented them to me in a compelling manner; and how effed-up Whateverist Liberalism is, because it was the cultural air I breathed.  Rush was instrumental in opening my eyes.  I realize that a lot of mush-minded cultural liberals are in the same boat I was.  What I don’t understand is how anyone, when presented with a full accounting of both sides, can remain a liberal.  It involves some sort of mental deficiency.  A personal problem. 

I’ll repeat a quote I used last night on another thread:

“Deep-seated preferences cannot be argued about.  You cannot argue a man into liking a glass of beer.”  — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  
I didn’t have a single friend who identified as a conservative in those days.  Until a buddy of mine inherited some money.  Man, did he become a conservative in a hurry.  And a big Rush fan.  He, as another friend put it, became “ideologically Red.  But dispositionally Blue”.  Meaning, he had a bent toward music, art, film, literature, etc.  I guess I sort of fall into that camp, too.

My career required me to spend a lot of time on the road.  So I listened to untold hours Rush, especially in the 90s and 00s.  His updates.  Hysterical.  “We’re fierce!  We’re feminists!”, in ever shriller Alvin and the Chipmunks register.  Those parody songs, by the guy whose name I forget — “In a Yugo…”, sung to “In the Ghetto”.

I’ll leave off by repeating the following:

The day after the ’08 election.  The first thing I encountered when I got to work was a well-seasoned, virtue-signaling Lib who consultanted with my company, walking around handing out a single rose to every black employee.  “Congratulations.”

Ugh.  I wanted to puke.

My daily team meeting.  Two or three black people on the small team.  They couldn’t contain their happiness.  The other team members were Obama voters, as well.  I kept my politics hidden as much as possible, because I needed to eat and make car payments.  But you can’t fully hide those things, even by remaining silent.  The guy from New Orleans challenges me.  “Come on, vb — tell the truth, man, and shame the devil.  Who’d you vote for, man?”

It was all I could do to refrain from telling him what an ignorant, indoctrinated, mind-numbed s.o.b. he was.

I arranged to be in my car at 12:05, when Rush’s show started.  I wanted to see what he had to say.

I knew what the onset of the Obamanation meant.  I knew that it was just a matter of time before we are where we are now (I couldn’t foresee the Trump reprieve, of course.  No one could).  I knew that the people had essentially voted for the dismantling of the nation.  That it was just a matter of time before the Constitution was rewritten.  And it will be.  For now, completely ignoring it is sufficient to accomplish their ends.

I knew that a nation that was smoked into voting for a mulatto community organizer whose sole qualification for office was the ability to make droning, vacuous, meaningless and truth-free speeches; a man celebrated as “black” who grew up in a white household, and who had no ancestral connection to American slavery —

that a nation that was simpering and sniveling and sentimental and virtue-signaling (though I didn’t know that word, I knew the impulse) and ignorant enough to do that —

was doomed.

So I listened to Rush.  And he put on a tour de force of uncowed, undefeated, and determined resolve and fortitude.  That this day — er, “black” as it was — was not the end.  That the principles that made this country great would not die, and would prevail, that we had to keep on… well, “fighting.”

I didn’t buy it.  I knew the plug had been pulled, and that our current situation was inevitable.  That the true nature and condition of our perishing republic had been revealed.

But damn, it made me feel better.  It was literally “encouraging”.

Like America itself, Rush had his faults.  But he also embodied unparalleled ingenuity, originality, and greatness.

God bless you, Rush.  Thanks for fighting the good fight.  And to the end.

I pray that you have entered into your rest and reward, and are hearing the words of our Lord:

“Well done, good and faithful servant.”    



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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2021, 03:50:11 PM »
I have long thought that Limbaugh was the most under-appreciated influencer in American politics and culture in my lifetime.  Maybe now he'll finally get his due.  Even this board is littered with Limbaugh wannabe's who lack the self-awareness to realize it.  

His rightwing populist style provided the blueprint for the modern archetypical conservative Republican male, both in their simpleton's political ideology and their self-righteous, know-it-all arrogance.  

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2021, 03:51:22 PM »
Talent on loan from God.

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2021, 04:53:58 PM »
“…simpleton’s political ideology”?

I guess truth can seem “simple” compared to the tangled, tortuous, convoluted, serpentine pixie-stick pile of lies that the loopy lunatic Leftist Liberal is required to adhere to.

But it’s a shallow and superficial assessment, of course.

The truth always unfolds into deeper and more profound levels of meaning and substance.

The Godless Leftist lies of liberalism are a hollow, monotonous, uniformly dull and obvious and obtuse and banal mess.

Which can be “simply” discarded for the worthless excreta they are — as any honest, thinking person will do.



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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 06:42:38 PM »
Wonder what vitriol awaits us from 46 and the soulless left?  I made a comment on Facebook and immediately got a bunch of little laughing icons from liberals. 
Indeed.  It tells you A LOT more about them than it does about Rush.  They don't think he was wrong, they thought him (and people like us) evil.  To wish ill on any many and his family is deplorable.

He will be missed.

(a smart friend of mine was convinced that nearly a third of his listeners were liberal because they loved being outraged and being given to scream at their radios while they drove....<g>).

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2021, 06:45:42 PM »
Some examples.....

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rush-limbaugh-liberal-reactions

Liberals celebrate Limbaugh's death, labeling him a 'coward' and the 'bigoted king of talk radio'






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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2021, 07:39:32 PM »

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2021, 08:30:44 PM »
I have long thought that Limbaugh was the most under-appreciated influencer in American politics and culture in my lifetime.  Maybe now he'll finally get his due.  Even this board is littered with Limbaugh wannabe's who lack the self-awareness to realize it. 

His rightwing populist style provided the blueprint for the modern archetypical conservative Republican male, both in their simpleton's political ideology and their self-righteous, know-it-all arrogance. 
LOL fuzzy.   You earned your leftwing bonafides by posting video after video of Jon Stewart.   And you want to make a snide remark about someone else's simpleton political ideology?   

:D

You, with your undying affection for whatever leftwing bullshit gets published by the Washington Post, are the poster boy for know-it-all arrogance.   

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2021, 08:37:06 PM »
Mark Steyn, his potential replacement, reflects on Rush.  Well said:

https://www.steynonline.com/11078/the-indispensable-man
Excellent!

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Re: Rush gone
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2021, 08:39:23 PM »
I have long thought that Limbaugh was the most under-appreciated influencer in
Sometimes Fuzz, it is very appropriate to, if you can not say anything nice don't say anything. This is one of those times.
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President Harry S. Truman said: “The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount.  The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings…  If we don't have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.”

 

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