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.
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.”
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.
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.
CLUE NUMBER ONE: The Republican party faces an existential threat – and not just from this election year pageantry. They face a very real threat from demographic reality. They are losing their traditional base by attrition and simultaneously repelling the younger more diverse voters they will need just to survive. But the GOP can’t seem to get past what they’ve become, a party of angry white men shouting at everybody else to get off their lawns., or blaming women for the Original Sin of tempting Adam. Might they take the neo-Cons and the Tea Party and the Christianists down with them? I guess that would just be returning a favor, wouldn’t it.
CLUE NUMBER TWO: While we’ve been gleefully counting the growing list of advertisers pulling out of Limbaugh’s show, a few reporters are beginning to look at the claim that Limbaugh has “twenty-million listeners”. (We’ve all been long certain of that number. I’ve referred to it many times.) And guess what?
A story from David Frum today suggests it may be closer to ‘under two million’. Which is, I think, somewhat fewer than twenty million.
That Limbaugh is losing advertisers right now may be part of a continuum we just haven’t been paying attention to. Frum quotes from an ’09 story:
Conservative talk radio has never been more angry and extreme than today. You might think that’s a response to the Obama presidency. But even more, conservative talkers are responding to a collapse in advertising revenues.
According to Scott Fybush, the proprietor of North East Radio Watch, talk radio has lost 30-40% of its ad revenues over the past two years.
It’s said that good things come in threes, so keep your eyes open!
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.
These two gentlemen. That’s who. Hunks.
Memories. It’s January 2009 and Nancy Pelosi is being installed as Speaker of the House. She smiles a lot, brings her 14 grandchildren to the speaker’s dais, uses the large gavel that was used when passing the Civil Rights Act in ’64 and calls the 111th Congress to order.
But she is a San Francisco liberal you know. So the Limbaugh-of-the-scorn and his wanna be’s, along with the Sean-of the outrages put their machines into gear. She is to be mocked. Too smiley! What’s that stunt with the kids? She talked about a milestone for women – playing the victim again: damn those women! And she’s pushing it with that gavel!
Forward to yesterday: John Boehner becomes speaker; he stands beside Pelosi and he cries – on camera, in front of the Congress. He took his even larger gavel and called the 112th congress into action. And the right wing noise machine saw a good thing. And they moved on.
Fair and balanced. As always.
I heard five minutes of Rush Limbaugh today on the radio. In the midst of such a horror as what’s unfolding in Haiti, I heard some of the vilest, most hateful trash talk about people who are dying in their own streets. Mothers are crying outside collapsed building listening to their children plead for help and Limbaugh is annoyed. He is annoyed that we’ve already done too much for this country. He is annoyed because they really don’t deserve more help.
He is annoyed that the President of the US asked people to donate. He points out that the Administration directed people to WhiteHouse.gov where they could get more info about making donations. And he pretends that’s a trick to capture address information, and pretends that the White House is trying to run the money through them and ‘maybe’ some of it will get to Haiti – about which he gives not a damn. Had the quake hit the other half of the island, the Dominican Republic, that would have been a very bad thing. Because Rush likes to fly into the Dominican Republic and frolic there. So that would have been bad.
He embellishes his lie while reading directly from the relevant page at WhiteHouse.gov but not telling his listeners the truth of what he’s looking at. Which is a simple link directly to the American Red Cross. And another link ot a second relief organization. That’s all. An astonishing lie.
Are there no workhouses? Are there no orphanages? What a vile man.
Politicians are trying to be Celebrities.
Entertainment is trying to be News.
News is trying to be Entertainment.
And so on, and so on…
Howzabout we all do our own damn jobs?
Seriously. Club For Growth, I’m talking to you, you 1900s throwbacks. Here’s what I mean:
-Corporations are for making MONEY. By definition they’re NOWHERE NEAR sensitive enough to run a free person’s life. Don’t expect them to be good at caring about how you feel. Use them for making money, but why in hell did we let them drive Medicine and Insurance? Were we all drunk that decade?
-Politicians are for making deals. Yes, they’re backstabbing liars. Don’t pretend you don’t KNOW this in your American soul. Between Jesus Himself Christ and Jesse James (the Outlaw or the Biker), you’d vote in the whole James Gang (even Joe Walsh!) before Jesus managed one single parable. Why? They’d get shit DONE! And that’s what we WANT in a Politician. (BTW, Jesus would also lose for being far too Left-Wing for the Right-Wing Christians.)
-Churches are for Morals and Support. Not TV, Churches. Among other worthy services. Instead of Politics, Jesus would probably be here, albeit perhaps in moneychanger-kicking-mode once He sees the state of things. But, I digress. They’re really not supposed to make you all bummed out, you’re s’posed to walk out all jazzed on God. Which is hard when the Church is telling you to get out there and Hate. WWJD? He’d go have a stiff drink, then go to the park where it’s quiet and green, I hope.
-Entertainment is NOT REAL. What’s the difference between Rush Limbaugh and The Daily Show? The Daily Show readily admits that it’s FAKE NEWS. And the audience knows that. And there are way fewer direct death threats to public officials. If you tell a Dittohead that Limbaugh’s fake, you oughta start RUNNING THE HELL AWAY.
SO, my point?
Let’s use the tools we’ve made for what they’re ACTUALLY GOOD FOR. Maybe that’ll work?