Limbaugh Attacks Fox’s Brit Hume And “Fox News Leadership” Over Immigration Reform
NRA’s Ted Nugent: Eric Cantor Practices Nazi-Style Politics
Headlines today at Media Matters.
Headlines today at Media Matters.
Townhall.com, an enormously influential righty website, has posted its list of the 25 most influential conservatives. AND 32 runners-up. The runners-up are:
At number 41, not only doesn’t Bill O’Reilly make their top 25, but he ranks behind trickster James O’Keefe. Methinks this will rouse Papa Bear (as Steven Colbert calls him) to new heights of retribution – an O’Reilly staple. He is, like Rush Limbaugh,, remarkably thin-skinned for someone who’s been in the public eye for so long.
You have to be very careful in making judgments about people based on physical appearance, although I’ve gotten really good at it.
I guess we all see what we want to see when we look in the mirror. Anyway, I hear you Rush and I am being careful. I do think it through before I call anyone Fat Boy or “the morbidly-obese, four times married” . . . . and after thinking it through, I feel I am morally entitled to toss schoolyard insults at you, because that’s what you do for a living. Good for the goose, good for the . . .
Could it be that since his syndicator is now saying that the ad dollars are dropping – by the millions – that the four-times married, morbidly obese public moralizer is sufficiently unsettled that he is surpassing even himself?
“But as it so happens, I happened last night to watch Hawaii Five-0 on CBS,” he explained. “Hawaii Five-O‘s premise last night was kidnapped girls held until they were 18 and then let go or killed — well, always killed — by a couple doing it for the welfare benefits.”
“Now I don’t know what happened in Cleveland, but I couldn’t help but make the connection.”
. . . to Obama of course.
UPDATE: I missed this remarkable bit (h/t Crooks and Liars):
Limbaugh added: “Three brothers, but not related ri the three women, have been arrested in Cleveland — which voted Obama. Not that that’s got anything to do with anything.”
Republican Governor Rick Snyder of Illinois – adored by the new Right – chooses Kevyn Orr as Emergency Manager of Detroit. Very good. Smart man. Chosen why? Chosen because he did it for GM and Snyder wanted the best.
Uh-oh . . . wasn’t there a certain media narrative in the way-back machine about how the auto bailout was a disaster?
What’s a FOX pundit to do? How can Limbaugh talk his way around this one? Eh. You know he will – child’s play for he who can, and brilliantly does, justify absolutely any flip-flop as long as it’s his own or committed by any of his ideological allies (a cast which also changes over time adding yet another layer to the challenge of justification, but Rusty is up to it. No one does it better.)
As penance for some less than cordial behavior I exhibited over the weekend toward someone who was in the particular instance totally blameless, but had nevertheless been asking for it for a long time . . . as penance, this morning I exposed myself without any protection to a full five minutes of poisonous rant from the morbidly obese, four times married, indicted drug user, college dropout and all around moralist Mr. Rush Limbaugh, that arbiter of all things right and proper.
He had his size XXXXLLLL underwear in a knot – doctors! are! again! required! to! go! after! the! guns! They must tell Obama. And name names. The ‘authorities’ said so. (the whole silly transcript is here under the headline “Regime deputizes gun-snitch doctors”).
Bet you didn’t know that long, long ago, doctors were required to inquire of their patients about whether there are firearms in the home. And to report. To the authorities. Whoever they are.
Who knew? Not me. Never heard of it. But there it was, hidden from us all until Obamacare, which has now been revealed to be just a ploy to get our guns. Or something.
(Recently, some brave governors have gotten laws passed to put a stop to this outrage! The courts are slapping down the governors right and left but what else can we expect – they are, after all ‘in on it’.)
Writing about this stuff doesn’t capture the depth of the looney. But I must continue my penance to its logical conclusion and take words of Rush, from the mouth itself, and show them to be nothing but his brand of million-bucks-a-minute tonic for the rubes.
Sayeth the chubby one (after some cautiously phrased qualifiers):
So now doctors are being ordered . . . to get information from them about gun ownership . . . Doctors are now, quote, unquote, “permitted,” unquote, to do this. It makes ‘em deputies, agents of the state. Look at the position this puts the doctors in [if they don’t report]. The doctors are now under the thumb of Obamacare. They had better comply.
And Rush gives us some history:
What’s happening here is this. For the longest time doctors have been required to ask parents and kids about this. I remember when this started, doctors were instructed to ask kids to rat out their parents on guns they had. That’s some years ago.
Total nonsense. The American Association of Pediatrics, as a policy (not a requirement) urges its practitioners to counsel parents of young children about the dangers of firearms in the home. There is no reporting requirement. The government is not involved in any way. The AAP guidelines are here.
On to where the ACLU is per FatBoy:
Don’t ask me where the ACLU is. I mean, anything to get rid of guns, the ACLU’s right there. Leftists are leftists, and that comes first with them.
Where the ACLU actually is, per their own website:
For seven decades, the Supreme Court’s 1939 decision in United States v. Miller was widely understood to have endorsed that view [guns are about militia, not about an individual right].
The Supreme Court has now ruled otherwise. In striking down Washington D.C.’s handgun ban by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in D.C. v. Heller held for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, whether or not associated with a state militia.
The ACLU disagrees . . . . We do not, however, take a position on gun control itself. In our view, neither the possession of guns nor the regulation of guns raises a civil liberties issue.
This doctor/guns/government nonsense has been circulating via mass emails from the fringe for some time now. (A related history here from Snopes.) I first heard of it a few weeks ago when a family member informed me that this has been going on and that doctors have been helping the guvmint build a database so they can – let’s say it together – get! the! guns!
Meh but I’m tired of this.
Way to obfuscate Tubby. Way to go!
I tuned in for five minutes yesterday. He was upset about a quadrennial report titled “Global Trends 2030″ which, among other things (things he never mentioned) noted that the US would no longer be the world’s hegemon. Gasp. And, he added, you know who to blame! In fact, it’s been the Kenyan commie’s plan all along Rush told us. The only surprise said The Obese One is that the fake President isn’t making it happen sooner!
Having fed his captive audience, I imagine he then moved on to other horrors perpetrated by the Liberal traitor class and their illegitimate dictator.
Here’s the section of the report that ignited the rant-on-the-radio:
The world the council foresees is one in which the United States is no longer a uniquely dominant global power but remains preeminent because of its legacy strengths, its ability to form coalitions and the reluctance of China to assume a global role.
But guess what else the report said? Guess what was the real big news?
By 2030, for the first time in human history, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished and a politically powerful global middle class could total 3 billion people, up from 1 billion today.
These people, many from what are now developing countries, will be healthier, better educated and connected to the Internet. . .
If Rush wants to worry about something, he might try worrying about this:
The world of 2030 will be one in which the greatest strain within and between countries could be the struggle for resources — food, water and energy — and climate change could severely affect the ability to produce sufficient quantities of each.
Water. For a long time, that’s been projected to be the most dangerous, damaging and destabilizing threat facing us. If you want to worry Rush, worry about water.
But it might be too hard to make that a Liberal plot, so stick with the easy stuff Big Guy. Then you can just slither on home to that fourth trophy wife.
Oh Democrats my Democrats.
Just like that turtle in a slow boil pot of water (is that the right metaphor?), you never noticed when you capitulated. You now use in blithe ignorance words specifically designed to insult you. Words designed by a morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout, indicted drug offender and now iconic standard-bearer of the conservative movement. Words like:
3-0. Three-zip. As Mr. Jackson said “wake the f**k up!”
. . . might we hope that his listeners run out of patience? His latest:
Rush Limbaugh, while repeatedly insisting he is “not alleging a conspiracy,” suggested Monday that the National Hurricane Center’s forecast models for Tropical Storm Isaac were altered to help President Barack Obama and “cast a pall” over the Republican National Convention.
“I’m not alleging conspiracies here. The Hurricane Center is the regime; the Hurricane Center is the Commerce Department,” Limbaugh said on his talk show. “It’s the government. It’s Obama.”
In what may be the most breathtaking turn-it-on-its -head moment in political rhetoric, Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday claimed that the Obama campaign and all Democrats and all the pollsters and all the media are conspiring to suppress the Republican vote.
Here’s how it works. Diabolical pollsters ask questions in a dishonest fashion designed to show Obama leading. The media publish and pushes that narrative. The campaign seizes upon this (of course they’re actually behind it but that’s hidden behind an impenetrable veil of secrecy financed by George Soros and Warren Buffet) and it gloats. All of this combines to discourage Romney voters who are made to think there’s just no point in voting since Obama is sure to win.
Presto! Voter suppression.
He’s a marvel he is.
This is exquisite.
On Thursday, Mr. Limbaugh of Palm Beach spoke ill of Anderson Cooper, who lightheartedly responded with gentle use of the one weapon that I think has power with the morbidly obese four-times married public moralizer- he mocked him. He as good as said the unsayable: the guy is too fat.
Did Rush lash back on Friday?
Mr. Limbaugh of Palm Beach along with the rest of the perpetually outraged professional right-wing defend the four times married morbidly obese one with what they claim is equivalence:”But Bill Maher called Palin a cunt!”.
Silly comparison. Maher explains it precisely:
MAHER: To compare that to Rush is ridiculous – he went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women’s rights all year, on the public airwaves. I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people “terrorist” and “unAmerican.” Sarah Barracuda. The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts.
There’s yet another petition moving across the interwebs, this one demanding that Rush be removed from Armed Forces Radio. Lots of people – liberals included – see that as a First Amendment infringement.
But Duane, a very smart guy, has it exactly right I think. He derides Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Armed Services Committee who said:
I think that is probably an issue best left to the folks that run that network. In other words, I’d love to see them drop it but I don’t think I’d legislate it.
Oh, yeah? You mean it is okay that our men and women in uniform hear a blowhard know-nothing tell them that their Commander-in-Chief hates America and wants to destroy it?
Say no more.
* WWII Japanese radio propagandist, Tokyo Rose (actually more than one woman took the mic as ‘Rose’), whose mission was to undermine the morale of the US troops. The US Military tried repeatedly to shut down her signal but never managed to keep it off the air completely.
Any comedian knows that the more they repeat the very same ‘joke’ to the same audience, over and over, the funnier it gets. (from Think Progress)
Rush Limbaugh is flustered, at least he was during the 15 minutes I listened today in the car. (I had to tune in of course – Schadenfreude and all.)
The man, usually one of the finest practitioners of the English language, was reaching – both for coherence and vocabulary. He even made a few grammatical errors – rare for him, as Rush’s near pitch-perfect use of language has been his friend. But today it deserted him.
Limbaugh is famously thin-skinned, always lashing out – with skill – to discredit or otherwise inflict maximum damage on whoever dares demean or publicly question him. Today he was flailing around, unable to settle on a target for his wrath.
From conservative columnist Kathleen Parker in The Washington Post, commenting on Limbaugh moralizing about college sexual activity:
It is entirely possible that Limbaugh himself never needed contraception in college, but virtue in the absence of opportunity is hardly a moral triumph.
An oldie but very relevant goodie here. (Was he procreating I wonder – and how did that go?) Hat tip to friend Ed – great find!
Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name was not on the prescription, said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. . . .
In true celebrity fashion, he made a deal with the Sheriff’s office: by tying the matter to his other little legal problem, he gave up nothing and the Sheriff gave up everything. Quite the deal.
Under the deal reached last month with prosecutors, Limbaugh was not to be arrested for any infraction for 18 months in exchange for authorities deferring a charge of “doctor shopping.” Prosecutors had alleged the conservative talk-show host illegally deceived multiple physicians to receive overlapping painkiller prescriptions.
Something like this becomes a story when the person is a celebrity, or when ther person . . . well, just read the rest:
Before his own problems became public, Limbaugh had decried drug use and abuse and mocked President Clinton for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana . . .
“Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. … And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up,” Limbaugh said on his short-lived television show on Oct. 5, 1995. . well, just read the rest.
They don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh, so NASA actually thinks the globe is warming just like those other delusional environmentalist whackos at The Pentagon. They even say so in this article at their website.
Just look at this lying timelapse video they created – Global Warming: 1880-2011. Disgraceful.
From my paper this morning, this Letter to the Editor:
I stopped subscribing to the paper over a year ago except to purchase a Sunday paper for sports/movies, as the paper has moved way too far to the left to be credible anymore.
As the country is center right, your paper has continued to move further left. Hopefully a change in direction will be made to restore the paper’s credibility and for more balanced news.
The writer so disapproves of the 20 or so inches of daily editorial opinion (which he doesn’t have to read) that he chooses to shut out the news and close himself off from the area’s primary source of local information.
Face, meet the Nose – before it’s gone.
Also this, from my paper’s web edition this morning – on the editorial page:
But there does remain the matter of those ‘liberal’ editorials. So I guess it’s all or nothing, as Rush says. Anyway, it’s a small price to pay when you are striking blows for liberty. Or something.
These two gentlemen. That’s who. Hunks.
Oh, the things I subject myself to . . . Greta Vam Sustren interviewed Mr. Limbaugh of Palm Beach last night. I’m listening now: in the first half, the Greta asked a single question and Limbaugh talked for 27 uninterrupted minutes (who else, besides a President, gets half an hour without commercials)?
Another ten minutes in, and Greta has managed to ask two entire questions — an easy interview for her, no prep necessary. Aha! Now, at last we have our first commercial.
I won’t bother with the final minutes – I think I’ve got the take-away down:
Flash! the Democrat Party (not Democratic, their actual name, because an insult is intended) and the mainstream media are the cause of every ill this nation has suffered since WWII, as well as the reason marriage rates are down despite his own valiant effort to prop the numbers up.
I knew that.
There really aren’t any limits for him. NASCAR, he says, boo-ed the First Lady because she is ‘uppity’. Uppity.
Limbaugh also said “we don’t like being told what to eat; we don’t like being told how much to exercise; we don’t like being told what we’ve got to drive; we don’t like wasting money; we don’t like our economy being bankrupted. We don’t like 14% unemployment. The question is, what the hell is there to cheer for when Miss Obama and Ms. Biden show up?”
“I’ll tell you something else,” he said. “We don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s vacations. The NASCAR crowd doesn’t quite understand why when the husband and the wife are going to the same place, the first lady has to take her own Boeing 757 with family and kids and hangers-on four hours earlier than her husband, who will be on his 747. NASCAR people understand that’s a little bit of a waste. They understand it’s a little bit of uppity-ism.”
Rush doesn’t much like women either. Jill Biden is properly addressed as Dr. Biden, but I guess that’s uppity too – although probably not as uppity as it would be were Dr. Biden a black woman of course.
Mr-Limbaugh-of-Palm-Beach is an old pro at this stuff – here are some of his top hits (and they do keep on coming):
(h/t NewsOne for doing all the work)
You may have noticed the Christian right – through its outraged punditocracy on talk radio and FOX – getting their sacred underwear all knotted up again because the secular ‘mainstream media’ said Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, is a Christian (gasp!).
O’Reilly, for instance, said there is “absolutely no evidence that this guy is any kind of Christian”.
(Because neither Breivik’s 1500 page manifesto calling for a new Christian Crusade nor his video full of Christian imagery count as actual evidence.)
This guy isn’t a serious Christian. He’s a devoted New York Times reader, and he’s an extremely well-read guy . . .
Breivik is well read! He can’t be our kind of Christian.
(h/t Andrew Sullivan)
“This is what the 2010 election was all about! Cutting spending, that was the deal!”
This stuff just writes itself.
UPDATE: In comments, Ojmo brings attention to David Frum, who listened to some of the same show. Here.
The thrice married (or is it four times?), often morbidly obese, onetime drug addict, son of privilege, college dropout Mr. Limbaugh of Palm Springs has the full dirty on those heat wave weather reports. Thanks to some good digging by Elaine Magliara at Jonathan Turley’s res ipsa loquitur, we now know that the hot weather heat index is fake, fakety, fake, fake. But the cold weather heat index is truly, completely, entirely on the up and up.
They’re playing games with us on this heat wave, again . . . Going to be 116 in Washington. No, it’s not. It’s gonna be like 100, maybe 99. A heat index, manufactured by the government to tell you what it feels like when you add the humidity in there.
116. When’s the last time the heat index was reported as an actual temperature? It hasn’t been, but it looks like they’re trying to get away with doing that now.
An hour ago, the wind chill factor in New York City was minus two. In Chicago, an hour ago, the wind chill factor was minus 19. An hour ago, the wind chill factor in Washington was minus one. In Philadelphia, an hour ago, the wind chill factor was minus eight. Make a note, ladies and gentlemen: whenever it’s hot outside, we get news story after news story about global warming. Now that it is freezing, record cold [Moe’s translation: not manufactured] . . . Now that it’s cold, record cold out there, we will not see any news stories on the major networks questioning global warming. There is one in the LA Times today: “Game Over on Global Warming?” with a question mark after it. It has some interesting statistics in it, but not one story — not one story — will we see about global warming maybe not being real, in the middle of record cold.
Both measurements come from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, a division of the communist and very gay Commerce Department. The discerning Mr. Limbaugh of course, knows which is worthy of belief.
A decade ago, Limbaugh had a grand time mocking climate scientists (his favorite target was of course Al Gore) for their ‘hysteria’ saying that the earth was warming. “The whole thing is a hoax” he shouted across the socialist AM radio spectrum. “There is no warming” he shouted.
Vanity Fair listened to him in 2005 as his voice dripped with scorn for those warning about the consequences of a changing climate.:
“Even though quite a few scientists are now backtracking on their once-dire predictions of melting ice caps and worldwide flooding, Algore and a few hard-line doomsayers are sticking to their thermostats.” . . . . Similarly, Limbaugh scoffed in See, I Told You So, “Despite the hysterics of a few pseudo-scientists, there is no reason to believe in global warming”.
Now, here’s Rush in 2011 in a headline at his website:
The Manmade Global Warming Hoax Thrives on Faith, Not Facts
Notice the ‘manmade’ he’s slipped in there, shamelessly adjusting the script. It had to be changed of course, since it’s gotten a little harder to deny warming outright. His words this time start with the assumption that the warming is real – just not manmade. (He used the word ‘manmade’ in his little rant seven times. I counted. That’s not by accident.)
And still they listen to him . . .
Rush Limbaugh, that son of privilege and college drop out, knows nothing about the issue, cares nothing about the issue, but he knows what sells hemorrhoid creams and survival kits.