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Title: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 09, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
(http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/rush5/images/RushTop.jpg)

Should be an interesting show today....to say the least!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on October 09, 2009, 10:52:34 AM
It certainly should be. 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 09, 2009, 11:39:19 AM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 09, 2009, 11:49:22 AM
Today is house cleaning day and the batteries in the radio are fresh and the vacuuming is done so nothing will interference with my listening pleasure today!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on October 09, 2009, 11:52:01 AM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 09, 2009, 12:12:37 PM
Rush says the Committee basically said "You're doing a good job neutering America, Obama.  Keep it up."
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 09, 2009, 12:49:45 PM
Good idea, Mud, to keep the thread ongoing.  Or maybe a monthly thread?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 09, 2009, 12:53:55 PM
Monthly works fer me...

"Barack Hussein Obama...mmm mmm mmm"...Peace Be Upon Him...MUD ;)

The other night I cooked a new recipe for dinner and my husband said "mmm mmm mmm" and I told him I can never again hear that and be happy.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: R4 TrumPence on October 09, 2009, 03:50:54 PM
I believe this thread should be an ongoing, day-by-day thread, not a bunch of single individual threads fer each day...and yes, I think Rush deserves to be "Breaking News" on GBR each and every day he is broadcasting (and maybe even in another color...hint hint).

BTW...did y'all know I was a "close and personal friend" with Diana Alloco (sp?), the talented young lady who edits "The Limbaugh Letter"?  If we do this thread justice, I'll repeatedly send her email links to our efforts to aggrandize the glory of El Rushbo...LOL!!

Dittoheads UNITE...MUD :seeya:



I used to talk to Diana in chat all the time on WA. Then she and her husband moving from Clinton's neighborhood and she never came back to wa, until after we "ahem" left :D
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 12, 2009, 12:29:28 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 12, 2009, 12:36:12 PM
The Today Show Talks to Rush (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_100909/content/01125107.guest.html)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 13, 2009, 07:29:08 PM
I was just gonna post this...glad I checked here first.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 13, 2009, 08:09:03 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 11:22:32 AM
http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/2009/10/13/LIGHTS_Brief_1014.html (http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/2009/10/13/LIGHTS_Brief_1014.html)

Rush Limbaugh, girlfriend pledge $100,000 toward holiday decorations

By WILLIAM KELLY
Daily News Staff Writer

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh and girlfriend Kathryn Rogers have promised the town $100,000 toward the cost of new holiday decorations.

The gift is part of $350,000 in private donations pledged by a few town residents, Town Council President David Rosow said at Tuesday's council meeting.

Limbaugh wanted to help bring "brightness and cheer" to a town he dearly loves, said Rosow, who is a friend of Limbaugh's.

Rosow solicited the donations to cover the entire cost of the new lights and garlands, and installation of wiring to support them.

"No one I called said 'no,' " Rosow said. "Everyone I spoke to said, 'This is great.' "

Rosow has said he couldn't justify spending more than $300,000 to celebrate the holidays in a year when the council expected town employees to do without raises, and trimmed their health benefits.

Rosow himself tossed in $25,000, which in turn prompted Councilman Robert Wildrick on Tuesday to pledge another $25,000.

The plan calls for annual leasing of LED lights to wrap around palms, and purchase of garland for light poles on County Road, Worth Avenue, Royal Palm Way and Royal Poinciana Way.
Talk of the Town
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 12:20:29 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 12:36:19 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 14, 2009, 12:39:31 PM
What the left is doing to Rush is right out of the Alinsky playbook.  I wish Rush would talk about that more.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 12:45:13 PM
Rush should start suing people for slander....he has the money to do it...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 01:54:18 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 14, 2009, 03:16:26 PM
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/limbaugh_little_club_issue_nVPd7i0mvYqNcTbYUdJqRJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/limbaugh_little_club_issue_nVPd7i0mvYqNcTbYUdJqRJ)

Limbaugh's little club issue

Last Updated: 2:29 AM, October 14, 2009

Posted: 12:36 AM, October 14, 2009


Now that Rush Limbaugh is trying to buy the St. Louis Rams, a team in a league where 70 percent of the players are black, he might consider quitting his membership in the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, which has never had a black member. Joseph Kennedy quit the Everglades when his son became president. Socialite C.Z. Guest was suspended after she brought Estee Lauder, who was Jewish, there in 1972. Florida's New Times reports that Kleenex heir James Kimberly took Sammy Davis Jr. to the club once and they were escorted out. A source said Limbaugh had no trouble when he brought Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas there for lunch. But the Rev. Al Sharpton, who's agitating to block Limbaugh's purchase of the Rams, said, "At the very least he should resign -- he never should have joined an exclusive club. I may go down to Florida with some brothers and sisters to see if we can have dinner at the Everglades. Guess who's coming to dinner at the Everglades?"
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on October 15, 2009, 12:13:24 AM
http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/limbaugh_little_club_issue_nVPd7i0mvYqNcTbYUdJqRJ (http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/limbaugh_little_club_issue_nVPd7i0mvYqNcTbYUdJqRJ)

Limbaugh's little club issue

Last Updated: 2:29 AM, October 14, 2009

Posted: 12:36 AM, October 14, 2009


Now that Rush Limbaugh is trying to buy the St. Louis Rams, a team in a league where 70 percent of the players are black, he might consider quitting his membership in the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, which has never had a black member. Joseph Kennedy quit the Everglades when his son became president. Socialite C.Z. Guest was suspended after she brought Estee Lauder, who was Jewish, there in 1972. Florida's New Times reports that Kleenex heir James Kimberly took Sammy Davis Jr. to the club once and they were escorted out. A source said Limbaugh had no trouble when he brought Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas there for lunch. But the Rev. Al Sharpton, who's agitating to block Limbaugh's purchase of the Rams, said, "At the very least he should resign -- he never should have joined an exclusive club. I may go down to Florida with some brothers and sisters to see if we can have dinner at the Everglades. Guess who's coming to dinner at the Everglades?"

Well, if Justice Clarence Thomas had no trouble being seated and left alone in peace, then it would seem that any discriminatory practices at this club are history, in which case there is absolutely no rhyme or reason for anyone to quit it, other than the false rhetoric and faux racial concern of liberals.

I'm sure that, if ole Al (not too)Sharpton could just behave himself like a decent human-being for once, the way his momma must have taught him, he'd probably have a pretty decent dinner there, although the price might not be to his liking - he's grown fat on "free" handouts from stupid white liberals all these years.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 15, 2009, 12:07:11 PM
Here we go...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 15, 2009, 12:29:47 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/15/report-george-soros-part-of-checketts-group-too/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/15/report-george-soros-part-of-checketts-group-too/)

Report: George Soros part of Checketts group, too
Posted by Mike Florio on October 15, 2009 11:38 AM ET
Maybe Dave Checketts really doesn't want to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Why else would he have included both Rush Limbaugh and, reportedly, George Soros in the group cobbling together the money to make the purchase?

If, after all, Limbaugh is not eligible to become part owner of a team due to polarizing and divisive comments, Soros' comparison of the Bush administration to the Nazi regime arguably merits that same outcome.

But, per Bloomberg.com, Soros is part of the Checketts group, too.

Bottom line?  Checketts should have done more homework before piecing together his investment group.  All he needed to do was call the league office or maybe a few owners to get a feel for whether this kind of thing would fly.

With Limbaugh now out, it's likely only a matter of time before Soros will have to go as well.  Even if the reaction to Soros' involvement isn't as sharp and immediate, it only takes nine of 32 "no" votes from the full league ownership to kill the deal -- and there probably are at least nine Republican owners who believe that, if Limbaugh isn't fit to own part of a team, Soros isn't, either.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 15, 2009, 01:05:50 PM
Has Rush mentioned Keith Olberman?  Olberman is regularly part of the NFL commentary and his outrageous and insane rantings are apparently acceptable to the NFL.

There is no better example of a double standard than what happened to Rush vs how no one complains about Olberman.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 15, 2009, 01:11:20 PM
No.....I was hoping he would announce his plans to sue...but no, that didn't happen either.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 15, 2009, 01:20:48 PM
No.....I was hoping he would announce his plans to sue...but no, that didn't happen either.

Let's send him e-mails with Keith Olberman's name in the title.

Rush@eibnet.com (that's the last address I have for him; hope it's still the correct one).

He's missing a perfect opportunity to spotlight the double standard.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 16, 2009, 01:15:08 PM

Go, Bo, Go!!

Bo's tearing 'em a new one ... LOL!!!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Jemian on October 16, 2009, 07:53:57 PM
Quote
Bo Snerdley is a great American...I'll post his stirring words as soon as Rush does...MUD
 
 
 
Great!  I love Bo Snerdly.

One fear that I have is that somewhere along the way, behind closed doors, Rush will accept an apology.  I really don't want him to do that.  Because it isn't just about him.  It is about all conservatives everywhere.  Increasingly we're being marginalized.  This is an opportunity to make an example of what is happening and I want it to be followed through and take them down.  Rush isn't the only one attacked, although he is the one out front, we all have been attacked and I want the battle taken to them.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Jemian on October 18, 2009, 09:04:06 AM
Couldn't agree more, Jemian...welcome to GBR...MUD

Thank you for the welcome. :patriot:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 23, 2009, 01:30:43 PM
I heard that segment on Rush, Mud. 

So that's why the media was so incurious about this guy's college days.

Looks like we're stuck with an anti American.  Sheesh!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 23, 2009, 01:34:39 PM
Did Rush say where he found that article...I have searched Joe Klein and can't find it...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on October 23, 2009, 01:40:02 PM
found it

Obama and the Constitution; He Has His Doubts

http://gopbriefingroom.com/index.php?topic=14079.new#new (http://gopbriefingroom.com/index.php?topic=14079.new#new)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on October 23, 2009, 01:41:26 PM
WOW!!  In his college thesis, Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama, the RATS' Great&MercifulLordMessiah, actually called the Founding Fathers who created the U.S. Constitution, the "so-called Founders"!!

This arrogant pr**k is going down and going down HARD...MUD

Holy crap.  I heard some of this in the car and couldn't wait to get home to learn more.  I thought for sure it would headline on Drudge.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on November 13, 2009, 12:24:21 PM
Rush is hot today over the move to bring and try the terrorists in NYC

also

Reminder....Sarah Palin interviewed live Tues in 2nd hour
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Peach on November 16, 2009, 08:16:10 AM
Bump

Won't be able to listen today but sure will be interested to hear from you, Mud, and my hubby just what goodies I missed!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Lipstick on a Hillary on December 29, 2009, 01:54:57 PM
From Connie Hair's twitter page:

I'm on Rush Limbaugh 2day w/Mark Steyn aft 2:17pm break talking covering Congress this year for Human Events! http://bit.ly/5LXMdH (http://bit.ly/5LXMdH)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on December 29, 2009, 02:04:35 PM

Thanks, Lipstick!  I'll have to catch that if I'm free. 

Mark Steyn is great ... and as an immigrant, he's a better American than many, many, many Democrats I know.

 :patriot:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: truth_seeker on December 29, 2009, 03:19:50 PM
Thanks, Lipstick!  I'll have to catch that if I'm free. 

Mark Steyn is great ... and as an immigrant, he's a better American than many, many, many Democrats I know.

 :patriot:
How did he get that accent, in Canada?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Lipstick on a Hillary on January 20, 2010, 01:41:14 PM
LOL!  Anybody listening to Rush? He just got done playing a few old, scolding soundbites from those groundswell-movement making moderates:  Shays, Hagel and Powell.  Too funny! 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Lipstick on a Hillary on January 20, 2010, 01:45:27 PM
LOL again!  Scott Brown has been riding around in his pick-up so much, he doesn't have a pant-crease sufficiently sharp enough to impress a David Brooks.   :D
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 20, 2010, 06:33:52 PM

I heard most of Rush today.  He was on his game.

Rush's parody writer was brilliant in his impersonation of Obama singing "American Pie".  I swear it sounded exactly like Obama.  (He parodies Clinton very well too).
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on May 29, 2010, 09:17:24 PM
Obama Copies Carter's Trick
May 28, 2010


(http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_052810/content/01125111.Par.4584.ImageFile.jpg)



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: he Drive-Bys are just melting, melting over the humanity and the warmth and the personality. Obama had the courage to make himself human in the midst of this disaster by referencing the fact that his little girl came into the bathroom while he was shaving. Remember he said this? This closed out the presser.

OBAMA:  When I woke up this morning, uhhh, and I'm shaving and Malia knocks on my bathroom door and she peeks in her head and she says, uh, uhhh, "Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?"  Because I think everybody understands that when -- when we are fouling the earth like this, it has concrete implications not just for this generation but for future generations.  I grew up in Hawaii where the ocean is sacred.

RUSH:  I guess it's not sacred anywhere else but it is in Hawaii.  Now, I don't have a daughter about you if I did and I'm in the bathroom shaving, and the door opens and the little girl comes in and says (child impression), "Daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?" I'd look at her, say, "Honey, that..." I'd say one of two things. "That really is none of your business. That's a very personal, private question."  The second thing I would say is, "Honey, I can't plug the hole in the Gulf.  I don't have, by myself, the means to do it," but here's Obama telling the story and it's not accidental that he tells the story with his daughter saying, "Daddy, did YOU plug the hole in the Gulf yet?"  So again, we know that Democrats will throw their brothers overboard. They will also use their children in ways to humanize them.  Jimmy Carter October 28, 1980, in Cleveland. This is during the second presidential debate with Ronaldus Magnus.

CARTER:  I had a discussion with my daughter, Amy, the other day before I came here to ask what the most important issue was.  She said she thought nuclear weapons.

RUSH:  Right.  What was Amy at the time, eight?  Eight or nine?  And (Carter impression), "The most important thing my daughter, Amy, was nuclear weaponry," and of course Malia Obama says, "Daddy, did you plug the hole in the Gulf yet?"  You know, if I were... Well, we'll never know. If I lived and worked in Vegas I'd take odds on whether that actually happened.
BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: There was a little disappointment out there yesterday in the mainstream media, the State-Controlled Media after the Obama presser.  They were not happy.  They were expecting competence and they got wandering aimlessly through sludge, and now they know they were deceived, that there was no top-kill process going on much less anywhere near success while the press conference was taking place.  After the press conference yesterday, Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington) -- who I just saw. She looks 21-years-old today. She looks 21. Andrea Mitchell looks 21 today. Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington) spoke with Chris Matthews about the presser, and she said, "How important is this presentation today for the president to show passion, to show he cares, to show engagement?"

MATTHEWS: (speaking sadly) This president has not acted that way.  He has not acted like this is more important than something else like a fundraiser in California or an interview about basketball with Marv Albert.  He doesn't seem to be taking ownership.  Presidents must seize control when something like this happens.  I think this is more like the Iranian hostage crisis that brought down Jimmy Carter than Katrina.

RUSH:  Ho!  So we've gone from the tingle up the leg to Jimmy Carter and the Iranian hostage crisis.  Now, if you listen to this show, you will literally be years ahead of the rest of the media.  May 13th, 2008, I, talking about Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama.

RUSH ARCHIVE:  Barack Obama is nothing more than Jimmy Carter serving his second term. ... The bottom line to all this is that there is nothing new about Barack Obama.  Zilch, zero, nada.  In fact, it was all tried before, 1976 through 1980.  We needed something called the Misery Index to be able to categorize just how rotten things got under Jimmy Carter.

RUSH:  Now, May 13th of 2008 is still during the campaign.  Operation Chaos is still going on.  Obama has not even assumed orifice, he has not yet been immaculated, he hasn't done anything. He hasn't started the stimulus, he hasn't done one thing to destroy the economy -- and yet I was predicting, on May 13th, 2008, Jimmy Carter second term.  Has that not happened?  See, and this is why I am so sure of myself, and that rubs a lot of people the wrong way.  You're not supposed to be that sure of yourself!  James Carville last night on CNN's Anderson Cooper 174.  Cooper said to Carville, "What did you think about what the president said?"
CARVILLE:  I didn't think it was a good press conference. I'll be honest with you.  It was not -- and I don't think anybody else did, either.

RUSH: Whew. Play that again.  It went by pretty quickly out there.  This is James Carville last night, Anderson Cooper 127.  

CARVILLE:  I didn't think it was a good press conference. I'll be honest with you.  It was not -- and I don't think anybody else did, either.

RUSH: "I don't think anybody else did, either."  Late yesterday afternoon in Washington, the White House, President Obama spoke at a reception honoring Jewish American Heritage Month, a portion of his remarks. This is after the press conference: Ceremonial events, bad jokes, while the oil continues to spill.

OBAMA:  We've got senators and representatives. We've got Supreme Court justices and successful entrepreneurs, and rabbinical scholars, Olympic athletes, and Sandy Koufax.  

FOLLOWERS: (cheers and applause)

OBAMA: Sandy and I actually have something in common.  We are both lefties.  You can't pitch on Yom Kippur. I can't pitch.  (laughter)

RUSH: (mocking laughing) What a funny guy.  Bobby Jindal this morning on TV.

JINDAL:  This oil spill is another huge challenge for our state.  It threatens literally our way of life, presents its own set of challenges.  I know folks in DC are trying to point fingers and bring out the politics.  I really don't care.  What I care about is stopping this oil off our coast.  What is clear to me is there hasn't been the sense of urgency, there hasn't been the resources.  

RUSH:  Bobby Jindal: Just get out of my way.  If you want to tell jokes about Sandy Koufax, how you can't pitch, go right head.  Kiran Chetry then says, "Well, explain about what you're trying to get the federal government to understand and to understand and approve." Wait a minute! I thought the federal government understood everything, Kiran?  This is Obama can lower the seas! Yet she's asking Bobby Jindal, "What are you trying to get the federal government to understand and to approve?"

JINDAL:  Most important thing to me is get us the permit, get us the dredges.  The most important thing to me is get us the local decision-making authority so we don't have to wait. Get us the additional boom and skimmers get us. In other words, the tools to help us help ourselves fight this oil and keep it off our coast.

RUSH:  Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana wants to go into action, wants to head into action but can't get permission from Obama 'cause out there having press conferences with Sandy Koufax.  You know, Obama and Koufax have another thing common.  They're both famous for no-hitters and for strike-outs.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on June 28, 2010, 08:49:00 AM
"Now there will be one agency whose sole job will be to look out for you."


That has got to be one of the scariest threats ever.  G-d-damned effing liberals.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on June 28, 2010, 10:59:38 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on June 29, 2010, 11:10:44 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on June 29, 2010, 11:52:16 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 01, 2010, 09:22:02 AM
Lucky Jimmy Carter ain't the WORST POTUS in the Last Century anymore...MUD :ohno:


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 04, 2010, 10:38:46 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 06, 2010, 08:24:06 AM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 11, 2010, 02:37:13 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 13, 2010, 08:46:54 AM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 14, 2010, 08:49:29 AM
Revised and updated website on the truth about the Democrats and the BP oil spill:  www.bpdemocrats.com (http://www.bpdemocrats.com/)


Got more discussion of it on GBR here: BP Republicans?  No, BP Democrats.  The Real Story of the BP Oil Spill (http://gopbriefingroom.com/index.php?topic=32046.0)

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 15, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on July 17, 2010, 12:30:35 AM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on July 25, 2010, 09:56:29 PM
all of which begs the question: What, really, does the NutRoots want, really?  Even Dr. Dean this morning is all ticked at Obama......
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on September 30, 2010, 04:20:51 PM
The drunk in the last hour was hilarious.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 12, 2011, 06:33:41 PM
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011211/content/01125106.member.html (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011211/content/01125106.member.html)

Jared Loughner's Friend on GMA: "He Didn't Listen to Political Radio"


January 12, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  It was interesting on Good Morning America today, and it was interesting what wasn't in the New York Times today that they no doubt heard, that they edited out.  And it's interesting how some people are upset with me over what I said yesterday.  So we'll deal with all of that and we'll just keep plodding on. 

The Excellence in Broadcasting Network.  I am Rush Limbaugh, great to be with you, folks, as is the case each and every day here at the Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.  Telephone number if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882.  The e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. 

Good Morning America in New York City was truncated today because of coverage of the snow bomb that went through there.  I got a tip earlier today that one of the shooter's friends appeared on Good Morning America and said the kid, the shooter, never listened to talk radio.  Well, now, I, Mr. Talk Radio, found that pretty interesting.  So we tried to find it on the New York feed of Good Morning America, it wasn't there.  So we got a transcript of the program, we found out that the kid did say it, the friend of the shooter did say it.  We had to get it from the Cleveland feed, and if we weren't able to do that we were gonna get it on the West Coast feed.  Here it is.  This morning on Good Morning America a portion of an interview Ashleigh Banfield did with Zach Osler, who is a high school friend of the shooter Jared Loughner.  Ashleigh Banfield: "What was his motive in Saturday's attack and what about the speculation that he may have been fueled by partisan politics and rhetoric in the media?"

OSLER: He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn't listen to political radio. He didn't take sides. He wasn't on the left; he wasn't on the right.

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RUSH:  Doesn't that kind of debunk virtually all speculation that we have heard since 30 minutes after the shooting on Saturday in the media?  You know what the latest template in the media is?  Why are we on the right so defensive about this?  Mark Halperin got this one started, TIME Magazine, "You know, these guys on the right, I mean, you know, they're reacting here, it's a little bit over the top."  What do you mean a little bit over the top?  We have been accused of being complicit in murder for four days.  It's not an isolated incident.  Ever since 1990 the political left in this country has been mobilized to try to get this program off the air via one form of government regulation or another, or other kind of public pressure.  They have never stopped.  I was blamed for the Oklahoma bombing in 1995. 

This is not an isolated event.  Every time something like this happens, some disaster, it doesn't take 30 minutes for the media to start speculating that it's talk radio, and now Fox News and the blogs on the right and everything else.  I got a lot of people who sent me e-mails yesterday: "Rush, I thought you were a little bit over the top yesterday when you said the Democrat Party profits from murder, wants to profit."  How else can I say this?  Try to put yourself in my shoes and I want you to try to do this outside of the normal give-and-take and ebb-and-flow of the daily hardball that is politics.  Here we have a deranged, obviously mentally insane young man who has fired on and killed a number of people, wounded others.  On Saturday, I was in my home watching NFL football.  I happened to be alone.  I hadn't been to Tucson, Arizona, in 20 years and all of a sudden I read it's my fault, and I'm hearing people say it's my fault and that it's inspired by me and what I do.  I want you to put yourself in my shoes.  And then more and more powerful political people start standing up and making that claim, including the chief law enforcement official for that county, Clarence Dupnik, a law enforcement official who has the ability to influence jury pools. You know the power of law enforcement.  I've dealt with it myself before. 

I'm minding my own business, bothering nobody.  This program does nothing but try to inspire people to be the best they can be.  This program takes aim at political opponents.  Can't say that anymore, I bet.  That's too incendiary.  That kind of rhetoric takes aim at political opponents.  Nevertheless, I'm just supposed to smile.  "Oh, that's just the sheriff. Oh, that's just the media."  I've had the president of the United States, Bill Clinton, accuse me of racism at a White House Correspondents Dinner.  I've had that same president blame me for the Oklahoma City bombing, and now while I'm watching a football game last Saturday afternoon, I'm listening to the entire Democrat Party and media complex blame me for what happened in Tucson on Saturday, and then the sheriff out there. 

Now, I ask you, you all know that I am a political enemy of these people.  These are the people that keep talking about limiting speech with the Fairness Doctrine. The other day Al Sharpton goes to the FCC to want hearings on me to get them to curb what I can say.  He came out of there claiming the FCC's interested in holding these hearings.  Look, I'm not telling you people anything you don't know.  You know that there are constant assaults on the existence of this program.  There are constant serious political efforts made to terminate this program and all of talk radio, Fox News and what have you.  So we have this incident, and now I have to sit here and just let it roll off my back that I'm responsible for this.  Anything I say is overreacting to it.  What I see is the Democrat Party, its representatives and its supporters on the American left attempting to take a genuine human tragedy, and their first instinct is to politicize it, and that desire, their political desire is to silence, to quiet people who they consider their opposition:  me, people who do what I do, and Fox News.  If that is not attempting to profit off murder, I don't know what it is.  "But Mr. Limbaugh, that was very vicious to say it that way." 
See, this is the problem.  The truth is the great casualty.  And what do you think the target is when people begin to say, "We've gotta dial back this heated rhetoric?"  Truth is the great enemy to the Democrat Party.  Truth is the great enemy to the American left.  They have to wipe out truth whenever they can and wherever they see it, because truth is not them.  So it was not intended yesterday as a media tweak.  I intended to say these people profit off of these things, they try to.  Their first instinct, they couldn't help it, every time something like this happens, is to advance their political agenda.  And we know that part and parcel of their political agenda is to shut this radio program down, to shut down Fox News, to shut down all of what they call conservative talk radio.  We know that this is what they seek.  We've got Jim Clyburn out today saying we need the Fairness Doctrine back, despite now clear-cut evidence this shooter was in no way, shape, manner, or form affected by what happens on this program.  Quite the opposite.  This man was affected by media creations of leftists. 

We have pretty good evidence here that one of the things that really upset this man or really influenced him was a series of documentaries and movies.  "According to reports..." In fact, let's keep the sound bites going.  I want to play #3 again.  Zach Osler this morning on Good Morning America -- and, by the way, the New York Times talked to the guy, too.  I have to think the guy told the New York Times the same thing he said to Good Morning America.  They edited it out.  Again, Ashleigh Banfield asked (this is Zach Osler, one of the friends of the shooter), "What was his motive in Saturday's attack?  What about all this speculation he may have been fueled by partisan politics and rhetoric in the media? "

OSLER: He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn't listen to political radio. He didn't take sides. He wasn't on the left; he wasn't on the right.

RUSH: "He disliked the news. He didn't listen to political radio. He didn't take sides. He wasn't on the left; he wasn't on the right." He sounds to me like he's a candidate for membership in the new No Labels group.  This guy sounds to me like he's the model citizen for this bunch calling themselves No Labels and other political consultants who seek to identify the great undecided, the great independents, the great moderates and try to influence them to vote for the candidates that are paying them to get them elected.  This guy doesn't sound like a political partisan.  We know that his history with Gabrielle Giffords goes back to 2007.  We know that she had sent him a note thanking him for attending one of her public appearances, and he had written on the note. They found the note -- and I'm gonna quote accurately, so forgive me here if you're offended. 

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The note says, "Die, bitch. Die, cops."

The note she wrote to him, that's his scribble on it. 

The letter thanked him for attending an event of hers, was found in a safe in his Tucson home.  I have a New York Times story that I'll dig outta my stack here in mere moments about the Republican agenda proving how they hoped to profit from this, a tragedy.  In fact, one of the New York Times stories that I have today is almost a threat to John Boehner. (You better cancel what you were gonna do now that this happened; don't even think about repealing Obamacare now.  You better not do that!)  Don't try to tell me these people are not advancing their political agenda on the backs of the wounded.  They always accuse us of trying to "balance the budget on the backs of the poor," do they not?  They always accuse us of making the homeless homeless.  Here they are attempting to advance their political agenda on the backs of the dead and the wounded.  I don't know how else to describe it. It's exactly what's happening here.  So Ms. Banfield, another portion of her interview with Zach Osler.  After Osler said that Loughner wasn't on the left or on the right, never listened to political radio, Ashley Banfield said...

BANFIELD:  Instead he points to this online documentary series called Zeitgeist as the gas on Loughner's fire.  It's a documentary movement that rails on currency-based economics.

OSLER:  I really think that this is Zeitgeist documentary had a profound impact upon Jared Loughner's mind-set and how he viewed the world that he lives in.

RUSH:  It wasn't just Zeitgeist. " According to reports, Loughner's favorites included little-known conspiracy theory documentaries such as 'Zeitgeist' and 'Loose Change' as well as ... 'Donnie Darko' and 'A Scanner Darkly.'" Now, Zeitgeist is "a 2007 documentary that asserts Jesus Christ is a myth, that 9/11 was orchestrated by the government, and that bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power."  So a conspiracy movie (put together by deranged leftists, it turns out) appears to be, according to his best friend, the most influential media of this young man's life.  "'Loose Change' is a series of films released between 2005 and 2009 which argue that the September 11, 2001 attacks were planned and conducted by elements within the United States government..." 

So he's a "truther," or he bought into this notion that the people like -- a couple of Hollywood lefties, I forget their names -- have advanced the notion that Bush was behind all of this on 9/11, the government was.  "'Donnie Darko' (2001) and 'A Scanner Darkly' (2006) are movies about altered states of consciousness and brainwashing." So left-wing documentary makers are not to blame for his actions even though his close friends identify left-wing documentaries and movies as highly influential.  How come Hollywood is not to blame?  And guess who's also escaping total blame here?  Let me identify that person by asking you a question: If George W. Bush were president today, who do you think the media would be blaming for this?

George W. Bush and the war in Iraq and the lies about weapons of mass destruction would have been responsible for driving this guy crazy.  Plus, of course, Bush was behind 9/11! But Obama somehow escapes.  But who is it that has this hard-left agenda not supported by the majority of Americans?  Who is it that's the author of the hard-left agenda not supported by the majority of Americans -- shoved through without reading the health care bill -- that might make a sick man a little crazy?  Has Obama unified us, as was his promise, his intent?  As we saw last week, analysis of the last election shows that Obama, his party and their tactics have split us right on racial lines. 

"Oh, come on, Rush! Now you're really reaching for it, blaming Obama."

Oh, come on, folks.  Sarah Palin?  Sarah Palin?  I don't know what she was doing Saturday.  For all I know, she was hunting a moose, maybe watching football.  I have no idea, but I know that she wasn't in Tucson.  Nor were any of the people who have been accused of this.  Speaking of the Bamster, let's do a little flashback.  March 18th of 2009 in Washington, after Obama delivered remarks on the South Lawn about bonuses on Wall Street.  Remember, the shooter thought bankers were part of a conspiracy controlling the world.  A reporter said, "Mr. President, new round of bonuses from these contracts are coming out.  What could you say to the American public to quell the anger?  Because people are angry about this new round of bonuses coming out.  There's more bonuses.  It's said to be coming for AIG executives."

OBAMA MARCH 18, 2009:  I don't want to quell anger.  I think people are right to be angry.  I'm angry! What I want us to do, though, is channel our anger in a constructive way.  It's very important to r-remind ourselves that there are a whole bunch of folks now who are feigning outrage about these bonuses that a year ago or two years ago or three years ago said, "Well, we should never mettle in these compensation plans. These are the best and the brightest. They know what they're doing."

RUSH:  Right.

OBAMA:  "That's part of the market," and now suddenly they're outraged.

RUSH:  Right.  So here's a guy whose favorite movie is Zeitgeist, Jesus Christ is a myth, 9/11 was orchestrated, bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media to consolidate power -- and the president of the United States in 2009 says, " I don't want to quell anger.  I think people are right to be angry.  I'm angry!"

"Come on, Rush, you can't seriously mean that."

Hey, look, there's more basis in fact for throwing that out. If you want to start talking about blaming people that aren't responsible, it's a two-way street, media. 

You don't like how it sounds? 

Join the club.

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RUSH:  I stand corrected on something. Well, it's major but minor in terms of an error.  I said that ABC News did not post the Zach Osler story, his comments that the shooter, Mr. Loughner, did not listen to political radio.  They did post it, but they buried his comments about talk radio.  I've got the link to the ABC News website online.  The revelation that Loughner did not listen to talk radio or news did not make the first page of the ABC News story.  It wasn't mentioned by ABC until the 12th paragraph of their story.  Now, that happens to be purposeful because what has been the mantra? What's been the template, the narrative, ever since Saturday?  It has been that Loughner was influenced by the "mean-spirited rhetoric" heard on this program, Fox News and other talk radio programs. 

That's been the template, and the discussion has not been, "What are we gonna do about mentally deranged people?" not, "What are we gonna do about sheriffs that don't do their jobs?"  No! It's been, "What are we gonna do about Limbaugh?  What are we gonna do about Palin?  What are we gonna do about talk radio?"  So ABC News' Good Morning America bumped what for them was a major scoop, which has been the topic of the news cycle for four days.  They bumped it in New York for a snowstorm -- and who outside of the environs of New York City cared about weather in New York City anyway?  So will Dupnik now apologize?  We have ABC, Good Morning America, in the 12th paragraph of their website story: His friend says he never listened to political radio. 



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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 12, 2011, 08:22:19 PM
Thanks for posting this, DC
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 14, 2011, 06:52:42 PM
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Why Dems Want Everyone to Sit Together at the State of the Union

January 14, 2011


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RUSH:  Listen to this.  This is Mark Udall who is related somehow to Mo Udall.  He's maybe a son -- nephew, niece, adopted brother, whatever -- of old congressional hand Mo Udall. He's from Colorado, a Democrat.  This was on MSNBC yesterday afternoon during a discussion about his proposal for Democrats and Republicans to sit together during the State of the Union address. "Did this idea," he was asked, "come to you after Sunday's horrific shooting?"

UDALL:  It did.  It just seems like it's an idea that -- whose time has come, and I'm pleased to tell you a number of my colleagues, Democrats and Republicans alike, seem to like the idea and I think you'll see it happen at the State of the Union.  A week from Tuesday, a group of us will do this. I intend to go over to the Republican side where the senators sit and I'll sit over there at the State of the Union, but I -- I think you're gonna see an upwelling of commitment and support for this idea in both the House and the Senate.

RUSH:  Okay.  So the Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, are going to sit together in the House chamber.  That's the plan, that's the idea.  Yesterday afternoon I guess -- da-da-da-da-da-da -- anchor Thomas Roberts on MSNBC said this...

ROBERTS:  When we went from fourth grade to fifth grade, they mixed up our home rooms, and none of us liked it at the time --

MAN: (cackling)

ROBERTS: -- then we liked each other! In fifth grade, it all seemed to work out.

RUSH:  Oh, we did it when we were in school, okay.  That's the level of analysis you get in MSNBC.  "They made us switch fourth and fifth grade home rooms, put us together.  We liked the fifth graders."  Okay.  We go back to MSNBC's Morning Joe.  Kirsten Gillibrand was asked if she liked the idea.

GILLIBRAND:  It's a great idea, and I'm gonna encourage my colleagues to do exactly that.  I think to have a vision of our elected body sitting together -- not on opposite sides and one side standing up while on the other side sits down -- I think it would be a wonderful message and something that the American people would appreciate seeing.  I think it's a great idea.

RUSH:  Yeah.  What...? (interruption) What's gonna be right around the corner?  Play dates.  Well, this is the kind of garbage it leads to.  Utter symbolism! "We're going to sit together as a result of the shooting in Arizona."  Yeah.  Well, okay. (chuckles)  I just... (interruption) This is really gonna make it... (interruption) There's Kirsten Gillibrand asked, "Senator, she's a dear friend of yours.  Tell us something between you and Gabrielle Giffords that's happened.  Let us know more about her.  Obviously she's an extraordinary woman, a fighter.  Tell us so we know more about her beyond the strategic tragedy we've witnessed."

GILLIBRAND:  She's the most nonpartisan person I've ever met.  She represents a very conservative district, a border district in Arizona.  She loves her constituents.  She's someone who always gravitates toward solutions and finding compromise, working with Republicans.  She's the vision of hope for this country right now!  She embodies everything that President Obama was trying to say, that we have to be better than we are, that we all have to conduct ourselves better than we do.

RUSH:  Why?  Obama said none of that mattered.  None of that had anything to do with what happened.  What I don't like about this is the assumption that we are no good.  The premise that we are no good and everybody says, "Yes, that's true.  We really stink, and we have to really work a lot harder to become better people.  We are going to have to really work harder to become better than we are."  Who are they to castigate the rest of us?  If they want to categorize themselves as not good enough, fine and dandy.  But who are they?

Why do we have to sit around and listen to these people tell us we're not as good as we can be?  What message are we supposed to hear here? What's the message that we have to hear? That we're all ready for improvement? The GOP's supposed to capitulate? That's how we get along with everybody?  Here's Roger Simon today on MSNBC.  Question: "How important of a moment has this been for President Obama?  Did he lay down a marker that we will all -- that this will be one of those points on the timeline that all of us will look back on, or are we overhyping this a little?"

SIMON:  I think it was a heartbreakingly beautiful speech and important in that respect, and he did make an important point.  Underlying that speech was a statement that we are not worthy as a country right now --

RUSH:  Aw, come on!

SIMON:  -- to solve these problems --

RUSH:  Come on, man.

SIMON:  -- without spinning off into more heightened rhetoric and disagreement and that we have to become better in order to make our country better.

RUSH:  Speak for yourself! How dare you people characterize 300 million people upon the actions of one!  "I think the underlying point in that speech was the statement that we are not worthy as a country right now to solve these problems."  Okay. Well, then let's stop solving them.  Who the hell...? Did Obama even say that?  Did Obama say we are not worthy?  Well, wait.  He might have when he admonished all of us to make the America that the nine-year-old hoped existed. Well, maybe he did. Maybe that's how a liberal would hear that,   "We're not worthy," but liberals run around thinking that anyway. (sniveling academic impression) "We're all defined by our imperfections, Mr. Limbaugh.  You, too!  We are well aware of your imperfections, Mr. Limbaugh.  We're all defined by them. That's how we know who we are, Mr. Limbaugh."  

Well, fine, if you want to go around and govern yourself and define yourself by your imperfections.  "Underlying that speech was the statement that we are not worthy as a country to solve these problems, without spinning off into more heightened rhetoric and disagreement, and that they don't have to become better in order to make our country better"?  What we have to do to make our country better is defeat Obama in 2012!  That's what we have to do.  You know, Mr. Simon, what is this business about "conducting ourselves"?  What we need to do to save the country is put the brakes on spending.  It's real simple.
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RUSH: Mark Udall and Kirsten Gillibrand want us to all sit together in the House chamber during the State of the Union show.  Why?  To show togetherness, to end partisanship, just like we did in fourth and fifth grade homeroom.  Now, what is leading to this?  What is leading to this -- and there are two answers here -- what is leading to this outpouring on the left of affection for us?  They wish to embrace, actually sit next to us in the House chamber.  Disasters.  Disasters are ending partisanship.  Well, a logical continuation of that would say what?  The Democrats are telling us disasters, one disaster could possibly end partisanship.  But what if it doesn't?  What if one disaster is not enough to end partisanship?  Maybe we need more disasters.  If disasters end partisanship, and the left is so desirous of ending partisanship, is that not a good thing?  Have the left not been demanding and striving, screeching, praying -- well, they don't pray -- hoping for an end to partisanship?  They want bipartisanship.  The American people want us to all get along.  What is promoting the left here and motivating and moving them in the area of getting along, it has been a disaster, has it not?  So why not more disasters?  If that's what it takes to end partisanship, we just follow the left's logic all the way out to its conclusion, and that's what we get.  

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Here's the real answer.  And Snerdley was waving at me, and I was ignoring him 'cause, frankly, he's interrupted me too much today.  He was waving at me when I was talking about this Udall effort to sit together.  He said, "That's not what this is," he told me during the break.  For the first time in years Republicans have a noticeable majority in the House chamber during a State of the Union, and what the Democrats want to do here is dilute it so that during obvious Republican stand up lines it's not apparent how many Republicans there are, if they're all sprinkled out among the Democrats.  So Snerdley is suggesting that the Republicans not fall for this.  Go ahead and you occupy your side of the aisle, let the Democrats occupy theirs, and let's see how few Democrats there are in there anymore.  And I have to say that I agree with that.  Good catch, Snerdley.  Good catch, right alongside my logical conclusion to go hand in hand.  It's a sad thing.  Look at what one disaster they think is perhaps going to cause what bliss.

Schenectady, New York, next up, John, welcome to the EIB Network.  Great to have you here, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Thank you.  Mega dittos.  High praises to you.  This has been one of the best weeks in EIB entertainment, I have to tell you.

RUSH:  Really?  Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER:  I've been listening for a long time and high praises to you again because, you know, you're an idea man, Rush, and someone to admire, and I'm very glad that you don't do what those in the media have been doing lately and using this term which drives me nuts, after listening to some of these clips that you've been playing.  The term that they use all the time is moving forward, going forward.  It really infuriates my wife and I, because it's like, "What does that mean?  If I'm not going forward, am I moving backwards?"  These people are horrid in their wordsmithing.  You on the other hand, you're one to admire because you're an idea person, and these people are just wordsmithing us to death and all these clips that you've been playing are making me sick listening, especially with the senator in my own state right here in New York.

RUSH:  Which one?  There are two.

CALLER:  You were playing --

RUSH:  Gillibrand?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  I mean it's anywhere you go, even Fox, and I watch Fox all the time.  They talk about moving forward.  I mean what the heck does that really mean, Rush?

RUSH:  It means getting rid of Republicans.

CALLER:  (laughing)  Well, they must have anticipated a Republican win because they've been doing it for about a year now.

RUSH:  Moving forward, getting rid of Republicans, getting rid of conservatives.  It's all part of the same thing. Udall's idea to split up during the chamber is to disguise how big the Republican victory was and this whole notion that, how about this:  We're not alone.  The conventional wisdom phrase, we're not alone.  And we're not worthy.  We can all be better people.  Yeah, look, I appreciate your comments, I really do.  I love that you have that perception and understanding of what happens on the program here.  I routinely avoid conventional wisdom by rote.  It's ingrained in me.  Conventional wisdom is just anathema to me.  That's why I always say, if you don't see it in the New York Times, read the Washington Post. If you don't see it there, go turn to CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN.  If you I miss it there, read the LA Times.  If you miss it here, you've missed it.
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 14, 2011, 07:03:59 PM
Fineman Laments: Obama Couldn't Make Shooting His Oklahoma City

January 14, 2011



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RUSH: Howard Fineman.  This is last night on MSNBC's countdown. They had a fill-in host and they talked to the Huffing and Puffington Post senior political editor Howard Fineman about Obama's Tucson speech and favorable conservative reaction to it.  The guest host said to Fineman, "How is the favorable response from the right change politics going forward?"

FINEMAN:  It's not gonna be any wholesale change.  But I do think -- and you can tell that from what some of the other people on the right have been saying, not just Rush Limbaugh and others, they grant that the president gave a nice speech but then they say it's gonna be business as usual come tomorrow.

RUSH:  So the fill-in host says, "What does it mean that Republican presidents seem to have their moments of national unity and response to some kind of external event, the shuttle, 9/11, while it seems like Democrats, Bill Clinton, Obama, have both had theirs in response to domestic political violence."

FINEMAN:  What interests me now is the difference between Oklahoma City and Tucson.  I started out last weekend thinking that they were very much related, but I think in the end it's different because in Oklahoma City, that was an attack on a federal office building, it was clear that the bomber had sort of political, in the broad sense, motivation for what he was doing, that it was sort of anti-governmentalism taken to a violent extreme.  And I think in a way it had a lot to do with politics with Bill Clinton and the politics of the nineties.  I think this is different because I think there's no evidence so far that Jared Loughner had anything political on his mind whatsoever.


RUSH:  Damn it.  So they had their chance, they were really hoping, they were rubbing their hands together, "Oh, gosh, this is it, this is it, this is Obama's Oklahoma... damn it, it's just nothing but a lunatic insane asylum who happens to like us.  How can we paper this over?  Okay, we'll blame it on rock music, yeah, conservatives like that. We'll blame it on some group called Drowning Pool.  Yeah, yeah, we'll send the sheriff out there. He'll run cover for us.  Damn it, damn it, damn, we were hoping for Oklahoma City, we didn't get Oklahoma City, it's not the same thing.  Damn it." Another attempt blown up in smoke, speech or not, it didn't work.


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As I said, we're darn lucky that they overreached and lost their super majorities....else we'd be looking at radical changes to the 2nd Amendment over this Tucson Massacre.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 14, 2011, 07:32:20 PM
Sheesh, these people are sick...... anyone who is affiliated with MSNBC seems to be infected with some sort of dis-cognitive disorder.

GILLIBRAND:  She's the most nonpartisan person I've ever met.  She represents a very conservative district,

Sorry, but this is no where near a conservative district.   Only a New York Liberal Senator would think this district in AZ is conservative...... ~LOL~
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 14, 2011, 07:36:56 PM
I think MSNBC has been given the go-ahead to be purposely outrageous in their programming.

Wish that the Right would just ignore them and realize nobody watches them.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 14, 2011, 07:42:13 PM
I think MSNBC has been given the go-ahead to be purposely outrageous in their programming.

Wish that the Right would just ignore them and realize nobody watches them.

I do ignore them unless I see an outrageous youtube video or article, I have friends who watch and I cringe when I go to their house and PMSNBC is on.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 14, 2011, 08:10:47 PM

As I said, we're darn lucky that they overreached and lost their super majorities....else we'd be looking at radical changes to the 2nd Amendment over this Tucson Massacre.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Ronald Reagan

Shame, isn't it?  Even though we are (purportedly) a free people we are forever fighting to protect the Bill of Rights against the forces of tyranny.  Reagan understood this.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 17, 2011, 05:37:02 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 17, 2011, 09:20:11 PM
Obama is selling us out and the media is fixated on Sarah Palin blaming her for a crime she had nothing to do with.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 06:16:20 PM


Call for "Civility" is Call for Tea Party to Shut Up, Drop the Agenda
January 18, 2011


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:   We find ourselves in the midst now of a whole brand-new template that has been created, and that template is we are to shut up, in the name of civility, we are to abandon our principles, we are to stop arguing for our principles, when this isn't about civility or any of the rest of it.  Accusing the president of trampling on our liberties and so forth is hate language.  So Obama, he's showing the way.  How about this.  Ho-ho.  I can't wait to dig deep and find the polling sample on this.  The ABC News/Washington Post poll is out, and among other things in this poll, 78% of the American people approve of the way Obama handled Tucson in the aftermath.  Thirty percent approve of the way Sarah Palin handled it.  

Now, I don't believe either number for a moment.  Seventy-eight percent approve of the way Obama handled it and 30% approved of the way Palin handled it?  Why is she even being polled?  She has no official role in handling it.  She makes a video response after three or four days because she's dragged into it after being accused as an accessory.  They'll always tell us, as I keep saying, who they are afraid of.


(http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011811/content/01125107.Par.89380.ImageFile.jpg)



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RUSH: I want to go back to this setup here that has been in place since Tucson.  I've been thinking about that ever since we had that call from that brilliant caller who pointed out that this call for "civility" is nothing more than a call for censorship, a call for people to shut up.  You know, they say, "We have to get along. The American people want to see us get along."  Is that what the American people want? This ABC/Washington Post poll says the same thing, by the way: The vast majority of Americans want Republicans and Democrats to get along.  Isn't it amazing how everything the left wants or puts into an agenda shows up as a majority-supported item in a poll?

If the American people wanted Democrats to get along with Republicans, then why this massive Democrat defeat in November?  And of course not just in Washington but throughout the country.  Now, it's by no means time to start caving on the agenda.  We have won the right to try governing our way.  Whatever we do, it can't be any worse than what the left has done for the majority of the last 80 years.  You think we can do better than 9.4% unemployment?  Damn right we can!  You think we can do better than $3.50 a gallon a gasoline?  Yeah!  You think we can do better than a 25% reduction in home values across the board?  Damn right we can do better than that!  You think we can do better than the debasing of our currency?

Our annual deficit's over a trillion dollars; you think we can do better than that?  You know darn well we can do better in all of these areas.  Think we can do better in personal liberty and freedom?  Damn right we can.  We just need the energy and the commitment to do so.  Our view is very simple.  It isn't complicated at all.  Socialism doesn't work, it can't work, so why continue to follow such a disastrous path?  Because Obama insists on it?  Because Chuck-U Schumer insists on it? Because the media insists on it?  Because certain Republicans want to be seen as "civil"?

"We don't like all these loud voices in media.  We just want to get along, and Obama won and so forth."  There's a sense I think even among some Republican conservatives who have been in DC a long time, that they can speak out from time to time or they can cast a vote against this agenda from time to time, but there's really nothing else that can be done about it.  I really believe some DC, elected conservatives think, "There's really nothing can be done about it. So for the big picture, just go along."
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RUSH:  That's right.  According to the November elections, Americans want Democrats to get along.  Go home! Get "a long way from Washington," not just get along.  Go home.  In fact, by the way, Senator Kent Conrad -- Democrat Senator from North Dakota -- is not running again.  Why is that?  You want me to hazard a guess, educated guess?  I'll tell you and it's not even a guess.  The truth is he can't win.  He's up in 2012.  Kent Conrad is getting out, knows he can't win.  Kent Conrad has played this moderate game to make himself look like a moderate while voting hard left for years, and that's because Tea Party is exposing politicians like this. Not the RNC, not the GOP.  They're impotent on this.  They have been for some time.

It's the Tea Party doing all this.  And the Tea Party, by the way, is no more loved in Washington now than they were before the election, including by establishment Republicans. There's a sense -- and you can see this when certain Republicans take to the microphones of these cable chat shows.  They've been in DC a long time, and, you know, they speak out from time to time and sound good, enthusiastic. They even cast a vote against Obama's agenda from time to time, but they just sense there's really nothing else that can be done about it.  They're not willing to make a full-fledged opposition commitment.  So just go along and wait and hope for the next election rather than doing the will the voters.  

The entire effort by the left, whether the media or the White House (and frankly, too many in the GOP leadership) is to control, if not silence, the Tea Party movement.  I am totally convinced of that, as are you.  I'm sure you know it.  This is primarily the agenda of the left: Discredit, silence, and control the Tea Party movement.  Now, I'm not trying to be negative. As you people know, I can't answer negativism.  I'm off-put by it.  But at the same time, you can't be phony optimistic.  You have to deal with reality.  You can't be blind to it.  And I think we have fabulous opportunities here.  But not thanks to the RNC or the GOP leadership.  They'd all but surrendered after Obama won, starting in 2009.  

There was a peep of oposition.  They were positioning themselves to get on the support train!  "First black president? No, we're not gonna dare be critical! Ain't no way." So had it been left to them, there would not have been any upset election in November of 2010.  But there were people out there who followed principles: You, me, Tea Party.  That means, and continues to mean, getting behind people who are not afraid to advance this agenda, these ideas.  So it's very simple.  We're not gonna be controlled.  We're not gonna be silenced.  We're gonna be heard. We're gonna be listened to.  This is a republic, we are the people, and we insist on it.  


(http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_011811/content/01125107.Par.4584.ImageFile.jpg)

Now, Palin -- this is breathtaking to behold this. She is despised, irrationally, by the establishment in Washington.  Both left and right.  Democrat and Republican.  Certain inside the Beltway conservatives despise her, and that's because she's a leading voice of the Tea Party movement, which is a huge threat to the establishment in Washington of both parties.  Ruling class.  We've talked of all this.  This poll, Washington Post poll: 78% approve of Obama handling of Tucson; 30% approve Palin.  It's ridiculous.  But that poll was designed and timed to absorb all the hate and damage done by the media throughout this Tucson episode.  

Obama was wonderful! Palin was responsible!  The media do their damage and then head on down the road to the next story, and then they take a poll.  After they do the damage, they take a poll almost to brag about the damage they do.  You think when this poll came out they're not smirking and happy?  "Look what we did! Look what we did: 78% love Obama, 30% love Palin.  Oh, it's just wonderful, isn't it?" They brag about the damage that they get to do.  So who is it, folks? Who is it, actually, that is creating all of this desperation and despair and pessimism and playing on people's fears and weaknesses?  I'll tell you who it is.  These people that hate Palin, I don't care left or right, they are obsessed with attacking her.  

Look at Tom DeLay.  Tom DeLay may go to prison, convicted on a bogus money-laundering charge first brought by a left-wing Democrat prosecutor Ronnie Earl. He was tried in the most liberal county in Texas.  The judge is a liberal Democrat, and what happened to DeLay is what they would do to all of us if they could -- and, by the way, what's DeLay's nickname?  The Hammer!  DeLay was the poster boy in Washington for lack of civility.  So here's the warning shot.


END TRANSCRIPT
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 18, 2011, 06:31:57 PM

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They'll always tell us, as I keep saying, who they are afraid of.

 :headbang:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 18, 2011, 09:44:05 PM
this call for "civility" is nothing more than a call for censorship,

amen.......

and this is why the sitting together thing is a set up as well... can't believe the GOP fell for it
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 09:44:48 PM




Don't Be Fooled: Liberals Despised Reagan and Were Not Civil About It
January 18, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: The one-hundredth year anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth is coming up.  Yeah, it is.  And the Drive-Bys and the Democrats, you'll see it popping up, "Oh, what a wonderful time the eighties was.  Tip O'Neill and Ronaldus Magnus, yeah, they mighta gone at it tooth and nail in the daytime, but then they went out and had a beer after work."  That never happened.  Reagan never left the White House for a beer.  The 1980s were just as vitriolic as they are today.  Reagan was called a Nazi, just like Bush was.  Nothing's different. (mine) Folks, if you weren't alive then or if you weren't old enough to be paying attention, do not doubt me.  The hatred for Ronald Reagan was universal in the Democrat Party and throughout the media. These people blamed AIDS on Reagan.  Sound familiar?  They blamed homelessness on Reagan.  You know why they blamed AIDS on Reagan?  He didn't care because he never delivered a speech about it.  And because of that AIDS was spread. 
(mine)


They actually wanted us to believe that Reagan had the disease, was sneaking into gay people's houses night, and impregnating them with the disease.  And when he left their houses, he went over to Grant Park or wherever it was, Lafayette Park, and stole the pork and beans from the homeless and took them back to the White House and fixed 'em up and ate 'em.  That's the kind of stuff they were saying about Reagan. Now all of a sudden, in this era of civility, this call for civility, you're gonna hear about how marvelous things were in the eighties, everybody hunkered down and got along.  Why, the Democrats went along with Reagan's tax cuts; it couldn't have been more harmonious.  It's not true, and it's part of a media onslaught, ladies and gentlemen.  I've been thinking about this ever since I had a call last week from a woman who correctly defined what this call for civility is all about, it's censorship.  She's right on the money.  And what's really going on now, the liberals are demanding that we abandon our principles and our arguments for our principles.  We give up our principles and we stop arguing for them.  (mine)


This isn't about civility or any of the rest of it.  They are saying that accusing the president of trampling on our liberties, accusing him of trying to transform this society to strengthen the government and weaken the individual, accusing him of destroying the financial health of the nation, that's all hate language.  No, it's not.  There's nothing hateful about it, particularly since it has the added benefit of being true.  And that's why they're trying to shut it up.  Stuff that they don't care about they ignore.  Now they're trying to characterize accurate depictions of Obama and his agenda and his intent as hate language.  This is how they've now positioned things.  Obama stands for civility.  Obama stands for centrism and governing.  We, on the other hand, are hateful, uncivil, and violent.  That's the template.  That's the narrative that's been put out there, and, of course, the Drive-Bys are all too happy to carry that water.  You're gonna see comparisons, Obama to Reagan.  They always find value in dead conservatives, never conservatives who are alive. 

I'll tell you something, this hacks me off like I can't tell you.  The Republicans going along with this joint seating plan the Democrats have put forward for the State of the Union address is so preposterous, even symbolically sitting next to each other at the State of the Union, that's another rip-off. ( mine)All that is is the Democrats trying to hide the size of the Republican majority in that chamber that night.  It's not anything else.  Like I said yesterday, if the shoe were on the other foot, tables were turned, situation reversed and the Republicans were in a big minority and asked, "Hey, you know what? Let's all sit together," the Democrats would say, "Sit together?  You're damn lucky we're gonna let you in that night.  To hell with you.  Sitting with us, who do you think you are?"  But, you know, since we have the template here: civility, centrism, governing, we're hateful, uncivil, violent, we have to agree with whatever people put forth as ideas in order to show that we're not what they say we are.  It doesn't appear, at least on this particular issue, that the Republican stance has changed.  We gotta show everybody we're not who they say we are. 

Tip O'Neill, by the way, back to this, called Ronald Reagan the most ignorant man who had ever occupied the White House.  He said that Reagan was Herbert Hoover with a smile, a cheerleader for selfishness.  He said that Reagan's policies meant that his presidency was one big Christmas party for the rich.  I'll never forget, 1984, Democrat National Convention, San Francisco, I was there.  I was sent there by a Kansas City radio station I worked for. They wanted me out of town.  I was the hardest worker they had but they didn't like the fact that I was controversial.  So they sent me out to cover the convention and buried me out there.  Well, they tried, anyway. (laughing) The show started at four o'clock in the morning our time.  They booked us in a gay hotel.  We didn't know it 'til we got there.  Everything was cool, but there were about five of us and there was Tip O'Neill sitting in the mezzanine of wherever this thing was, Moscone Center, I forget where the convention was. I didn't actually go to the convention itself.  I watched that on TV, but I did ancillary stuff, like took the trip over to Sausalito, checked out the restaurants there and did lifestyle reports.  You know, yuk-yuk. 

At any rate, I'm sitting there and I'm watching Tip O'Neill, looks like Jabba the Hut sitting up there in the club seats, if you will, in the mezzanine overlooking the thing.  He was in charge of the whole Democrat Party at the time.  This was the convention they nominated Mondull.  And this is the first convention where the nominee actually violated what was then standard operating procedure.  The nominee's nominated on Wednesday night and then doesn't show up until the next night to accept, but Mondull and the family were in their hotel suite, they had the cameras in there and Mondull loved hamburgers and cheeseburgers, that's what the family was eating when he was nominated, he grabbed everybody, okay, let's go over to the hall, grabbed the family, got in the limo, shut down traffic. Mondull went over there, just to accept the accolades and so forth.  I remember Tip O'Neill sitting up there like Jabba the Hut and they finally dragged him to the microphone, he started talking about the Republicans, "When they meet in Dallas in a couple weeks, you're gonna see 'em showing up in limousines and mink coats and furs and diamonds and so forth," the typical cliches.  You shoulda seen the receptions the Democrats held that I went to and the limos they were showing up in and all the money surrounding them. 

It's always been a joke that the Democrats are the party of the little guy, and even more so now.  It's the little guy getting the shaft by Democrats, and it has been for quite a while.


BREAK TRANSCRIPT




RUSH: You know, as I say, Reagan's one-hundredth anniversary of his birth is coming up, and his beloved, devoted son, Ron Reagan Jr., to hawk his latest book, is hitting the morning talk shows.  And you know what everybody's focusing on in the book is that Ron Reagan Jr. is claiming his father had Alzheimer's while he was in office.  This is his son on the one-hundredth anniversary of his dad's birthday, hawking a book.  This must be the new civility that everybody's talking about.


BREAK TRANSCRIPT




RUSH: This is Mary in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Nice to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello.


CALLER:
  Hi, Rush.  You're on fire today.

RUSH:  Thank you very much.  Every day.

CALLER: Yes, every day.

RUSH:  Today is just how high are the flames?

CALLER:  (laughing)  Say, the reason I'm calling is because of this book that has come out by Ronald Reagan's son where he states that he believes his father could have had Alzheimer's disease while he was in office.  And my thought on that is, if he was as great as president as he was with Alzheimer's, my gosh, what would he be like without it?

RUSH:  Well, it just goes to show that Reagan could also do his job with half his brain tied behind his back just like I do.

CALLER:  Exactly.

RUSH:  I mean his dad's one-hundredth birthday and his son hawking this book with this story, it's made to order. The left has believed this. They wanted to believe Reagan was stupid from the day he was born.  So Ron Reagan, still feeding the left what they want to hear for whatever acceptance issues he's got.  I don't know.  Look, every family has wacko kids, and every family has kids who think they've got wacko parents, and some see the need to get even for the rest of their lives.  I can't relate to it, but I guess it does exist.  I just think it's very small.

CALLER:  I think it's small and I think it's pretty sad, and it just shows you that civility comes in all different shapes and sizes.

RUSH:  Yeah, that's a point I made when I mentioned this in the last hour.  This is real civil, isn't it?  Yeah, my dad had Alzheimer's when he was president.  Very civil.  Thanks, Mary.  I appreciate that.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 18, 2011, 10:01:52 PM
Rush has been real good the past two days.

...and this sitting together at the SOTU address is baloney and as said the dumb Repubs are falling for it..well wome are...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 18, 2011, 10:10:33 PM
I heard 30 senators...... jeeze Louise........... :thud: :thud: how many congresscritters?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 18, 2011, 10:17:50 PM
Liberals were absolutely grotesque in their hatred for Reagan.  I should know, because, like P.J. O'Rourke, I was a brainless liberal college punk - until I actually had to go find a job to support myself - and the invective and vitriol we regularly spewed, along with plenty of snarky "knowing" laughs (funny how only the clueless can really give you a "knowing" laugh). 

Anyone remember the sophmoric line that started "why is Nancy always on top....?"

Liberals were, are, and always will be foul, disgusting creatures.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 18, 2011, 10:18:50 PM
Hey DCPatriot - thanks for carrying on with the Rush postings!  That's a lot of work, and I think we're all grateful that you're doing it.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 18, 2011, 10:29:59 PM
Liberals were, are, and always will be foul, disgusting creatures.

True.  But, they know how to win.  America is far down the socialist path because Liberals know how to get their way.  That, and because Republicans are such Charlie Browns.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 10:30:20 PM
Hey DCPatriot - thanks for carrying on with the Rush postings!  That's a lot of work, and I think we're all grateful that you're doing it.

I don't mind at all, OC!

Promise to only post the meaty ones....and like Myst says, he's been on fire this week!  He's a national treasure.

Also, there are many gorgeous graphics that accompany his topics, however they show up in my preview, but not the finished product.  Rush has all the bases covered.   

But my point is that he is shown constantly with Sarah Palin....he and her together.  They're striking.  I'll go get one and save it to my disk. 

Never have seen Rush associate himself with a candidate before.  He is closely aligned with Sarah Palin.

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 18, 2011, 10:31:51 PM
We could probably work on getting the images over, too, if you wanted to.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 18, 2011, 10:32:54 PM
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He is closely aligned with Sarah Palin.

I wouldn't mind aligning myself with ... well, you know.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 10:36:46 PM
We could probably work on getting the images over, too, if you wanted to.

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n151/hagemangroup/sumofallfears.jpg)

Here's a nice one! 

The only way I can think to accomplish it without you joining Rush 24/7 is for me to copy and get it "camera ready" for you in private message.

Then, you can tweak it...as far as fixing the codes on the file names than disable it from appearing.

I don't know....I'm talking out my arse.    :angel:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 18, 2011, 10:39:04 PM
You have to use the Bcc code to post those images

[img]url of the img [ /img]


2nd row, 2nd icon



Well, when I used to post his articles I would have to stop and insert the images...if I wanted them
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 18, 2011, 10:41:05 PM
I wouldn't mind aligning myself with ... well, you know.

lmao...tsk, tsk....
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 18, 2011, 10:43:39 PM
I don't mind at all, OC!

Promise to only post the meaty ones....and like Myst says, he's been on fire this week!  He's a national treasure.

Also, there are many gorgeous graphics that accompany his topics, however they show up in my preview, but not the finished product.  Rush has all the bases covered.   

But my point is that he is shown constantly with Sarah Palin....he and her together.  They're striking.  I'll go get one and save it to my disk. 

Never have seen Rush associate himself with a candidate before.  He is closely aligned with Sarah Palin.



Funny, I was just reading a thread on FR about Levin having Palin's back and a poster said he wished others would back her up........  clearly that poster only listens to Levin because it's clear Rush, Hannity, Levin and tonight even Doctor Laura all have Sarah's back and the more the LSM goes after her the more they back her..... I don't remember anything like this, it is like no other GOP politician exists and many -- like Newt -- are swinging wildly trying to get attention.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 18, 2011, 10:45:53 PM
The Repub good ole boys hate her and are afraid of her....but Pawlenty knows better..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 10:48:33 PM
Funny, I was just reading a thread on FR about Levin having Palin's back and a poster said he wished others would back her up........  clearly that poster only listens to Levin because it's clear Rush, Hannity, Levin and tonight even Doctor Laura all have Sarah's back and the more the LSM goes after her the more they back her..... I don't remember anything like this, it is like no other GOP politician exists and many -- like Newt -- are swinging wildly trying to get attention.

Yeah, but when you look at it from a distance you see that we've not talked about the USA losing its AAA credit rating.

We're not talking about China saying that "as long as we maintain out credit standing.......", they'll continue to buy our debt.  Would love to have been a fly on a wall during their "private dinner".

What I mean is that we've lost an entire week defending Sarah Palin instead of making the Obama administration respond to the economic crisis.


Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 18, 2011, 10:51:33 PM
Yeah, but when you look at it from a distance you see that we've not talked about the USA losing its AAA credit rating.

We're not talking about China saying that "as long as we maintain out credit standing.......", they'll continue to buy our debt.  Would love to have been a fly on a wall during their "private dinner".

What I mean is that we've lost an entire week defending Sarah Palin instead of making the Obama administration respond to the economic crisis.




I wonder if Obama shined his shoes for him during dinner? or asked if he could pack up some more of our military secrets to take back to China when he leaves. 

and you are correct... which is why what The Donald had to say this afternoon on Cavuto was so powerful that Neal gave him over 20 minutes by telephone.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 18, 2011, 11:03:39 PM
(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n151/hagemangroup/sumofallfears.jpg)

Here's a nice one! 

The only way I can think to accomplish it without you joining Rush 24/7 is for me to copy and get it "camera ready" for you in private message.

Then, you can tweak it...as far as fixing the codes on the file names than disable it from appearing.

I don't know....I'm talking out my arse.    :angel:

Myst is correct about how you would go about putting the images into the text.  My thought on it would be to first copy the text over into a basic text editor like Notepad.  Then, in each place where an image is supposed to be, put an opening [ img] tag (without that extra space in there), then put the full url of the image, then put a closing [ /img] tag (again, without the extra space).  Then, copy and paste the entire test plus image markup into the posting form for GBR and post it up.  The images should be displayed where you put the img tags.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 11:09:24 PM
Myst is correct about how you would go about putting the images into the text.  My thought on it would be to first copy the text over into a basic text editor like Notepad.  Then, in each place where an image is supposed to be, put an opening [ img] tag (without that extra space in there), then put the full url of the image, then put a closing [ /img] tag (again, without the extra space).  Then, copy and paste the entire test plus image markup into the posting form for GBR and post it up.  The images should be displayed where you put the img tags.


Remember what I said....when I "preview" my layout, the photos appear.   When I then hit "post", they're in purgatory.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 18, 2011, 11:11:55 PM
The Repub good ole boys hate her and are afraid of her....but Pawlenty knows better..

Exactly.  My point about Sarah has always been about how wrong and unfair she has been treated - completely out of proportion to her history - other than being chosen as McCain's running mate.  The left (and apparently, the Republican elites) hate her because she can't be controlled.  She represents an America they hate: God, guns and guts.  
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 18, 2011, 11:12:15 PM

Remember what I said....when I "preview" my layout, the photos appear.   When I then hit "post", they're in purgatory.

Do you mind if I go into some of the posts and try to check out what's happening?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 11:19:58 PM
Do you mind if I go into some of the posts and try to check out what's happening?

Please help yourself.  Thanks for 'asking'..... ;)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 11:21:34 PM
Do you mind if I go into some of the posts and try to check out what's happening?

Funny....they all work now.  Did the same steps/procedure.

Computers are really stupid, aren't they?   heh-heh    :coffee:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 18, 2011, 11:54:38 PM

Palin Doesn't Fold Under Criticism
January 18, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT




RUSH: Sarah Palin appeared last night on Fox, and just made all these establishment, ruling class people crazy again.  She appeared in -- the cliche is "a wide-ranging interview" with Sean Hannity to describe how did she saw the left blame her and all of us for the shooting.  Hannity said, "When did you first realize you were being connected to this tragedy?"

PALIN:  I read my name in the reports, and then I read Rush Limbaugh and then soon your name, Sean, and Mark Levin and soon Tea Party Patriots and soon the entire state of Arizona was being falsely accused of somehow being accessories to this horrendous, horrendous crime.  That is why I was puzzled the first as to why -- before facts were even gathered, why -- it would be that the mainstream media would start accusing and using such a tragedy for what appeared to be, right off the bat, some political gain.

RUSH:  So Hannity said, "Well, what can you tell us about this map, crosshair map?"

PALIN:  For many, many years maps in political races have been used to target certain districts that people would feel that they can get into those districts and find someone whom they believe would represent the constituents' will better than an incumbent.  That's not original.  In fact, Democrats have been using it for years.  In fact, Bob Beckel I believe he had bragged on your show, Sean, that he was the one who invented these crosshairs or these targets.

RUSH:  Hannity asked her if this impacts her or her political future.

PALIN:  They're not going to shut me up. They're not gonna shut you up or Rush or Mark Levin or Tea Party Patriots or those who, as I say, respectfully and patriotically petition their government for change.  They can't make us sit down and shut up, and if they ever were to succeed in doing that then our republic will be destroyed.

RUSH: "Let me ask you about 'blood libel.' Some of your critics are saying that you didn't know the historical significance; others criticized you for the phrase.  I want you to address the timing and that phrase.  What is it?"


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CALLER: "Blood libel" obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands.  In this case that's exactly what was going on and, yes, the historical knowledge that people have of the term blood libel, it goes back to the Jews who were falsely accused back in medieval European times of using the blood of children and (sigh) you know, the criticism of even the timing of this statement is being used as another diversion, because I believe that there are many on the left, many critics we don't want, for instance, Congress to buckle down, get back to work.

RUSH:  So she was remarkably composed once again on the Hannity show last night.  She was asked, "What do you think of the president's speech the other night out in Tucson?"

PALIN: Well, I thought that there were parts of it that really hit home, that all of us can hold onto and can live out, obviously.  I agree with those who have said that the setting was a bit bizarre. It was kind of like a pep rally, kind of like a campaign stop and that was unfortunate.

RUSH: "You ever have moments of doubt, feeling that you would like the comfort of not having to teal with this all the time?"

PALIN:  Other people are facing much greater hardships and making greater sacrifices than I am in just engaging in debate and I'm thankful for the opportunity that I have to speak for many, and I will continue to do so. I feel very blessed to be in the position that I am and I'll take the darts and the arrows because I know others have my back, and I have their back.

RUSH: I still say... I don't care what you think about this woman. I don't care what you think about her parking lot possibilities, qualifications, or any of that.  But I just have to tell you, I don't know of anybody in the political arena who has been more impugned, libeled, slandered, ripped, mischaracterized.  It has been vicious, personally vicious and merciless, and she appears untainted by it.  In fact, she has risen above it.  And as you know, our party is filled with people who just cave at the first sign of this.  And they try to make peace with the critics.  "Oh, no, no, no! Don't think of me that way. I'm nice!" She has not done that at all.  So whatever else you think of Sarah Palin, folks, you have to marvel at how she has dealt with this and risen above it, not become bitter by it -- and it just continues, and it increases in its intensity. (interruption)


What, Snerdley? (interruption) Snerdley asked me if I could appreciate it more than most because I know what she's going through.  I've got a microphone if I want to address it every day.  She, up until she's decided to go to Facebook, didn't.  But I don't want to get into a comparison of it because I think the left is always gonna criticize those or try to destroy those who think are their biggest enemies, the biggest threats. I don't know. It  could be a tough thing to deal with, particularly getting audience different than getting votes.  That's why people ask me, "Are you gonna run for office?"  I always use the pay cut line, but getting votes is a whole lot different than getting an audience.


In radio it doesn't matter how many people hate you.  Politics you can't win with people hating you.  You just can't and so it's an entirely different mind-set that you have to have in dealing with this kind of criticism when you're in politics -- and the moment, the moment you act affected by it and the moment you respond to it they just pounce on you as not having character, not having the steel spine, not having the ability to deal with it.  That's where she has totally befuddled them.  She's gotten stronger throughout all this.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on January 19, 2011, 09:37:18 PM
Listen every day to Rush.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 19, 2011, 09:56:44 PM

The first time I heard Rush I was completely oblivious to differing political philosophies.  As I listened I began to realize he was articulating a point of view with which I agreed, and he did it humorously.  In the late eighties he was over-the-top satirical and I never knew when he was being serious.  I credit him with opening my eyes to the danger that is liberalism.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 19, 2011, 10:00:37 PM
I first started listening to Rush when Clinton was elected..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 19, 2011, 10:01:22 PM



Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the
ChiCom Dictator Hu But Were Afraid to Ask
January 19, 2011



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RUSH: As you know, ladies and gentlemen, Obama, president of our country, said this morning during a ceremony for Hu Jintao that the last 30 years of our relationship with China have been a time of estrangement.  Now, am I wrong or haven't our relations with the ChiComs improved quite a lot since 1980?  I mean we practically sold 'em our country.  What more could we do?  My gosh, the iPhone's made over there, the iPad, what more do they want?  And that's not the only stuff made over there.  Come to think of it the ChiComs might say we could pay 'em back and in dollars' worth a hundred cents.  And in fact, folks, our microphones were there during a private meeting between Obama and the ChiCom leader Hu Jintao.

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RUSH: And that's how it went. There's another meeting, a public meeting, a press conference, at one o'clock right in the middle of this program, Hu Jintao and President Obama. Hu Jintao has said he's going to take four questions.

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RUSH: From Las Vegas: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid branded Chinese President Hu Jintao a 'dictator' on a local TV talk show on Tuesday night..." I'm not used to this kind of clarity and honesty from Dingy Harry.  He called Hu Jintao a "dictator."  This is a remark likely to make the start of Hu's first state visit to Washington, D.C., awkward for President Obama at a moment when the U.S. is trying to ease tensions with the [ChiComs]. Reid ... was responding to a question from 'Face To Face' host Jon Ralston about the December compromise that extended the Bush-era tax cuts.

"The recently reelected Nevada senator veered off on a tangent intended to compare the American and Chinese systems of government to give a roundabout defense of the importance of legislative compromise." (laughing) So in calling Hu Jintao a dictator he's trying to compare the United States and the ChiComs!  Then there's this story from the Associated Press about Hu Jintao's visit: "Feeling snubbed, slighted even, when he visited five years ago, Chinese President Hu Jintao is getting a do-over -- plus the White House state dinner he sought back then but was denied.

"Wednesday's opulent, black-tie affair with President Barack Obama -- the grandest of White House soirees -- will mark the first such event in China's honor in 13 years and could help smooth tensions between the world's two largest economies. Some big questions remain," and these are the big questions in the AP story: "Who will cook?"  Hu is not gonna cook!  Hu is a guest! Hu is coming to dinner.  Yes, Hu is coming to dinner, but Hu is not cooking.  "Can the White House avoid mistakes like the ones that marred the reception when a protocol-conscious Hu arrived for an April 2006 summit?"

I had forgotten this, but this is kind of funny.  Back in 2006 Hu Jintao showed up for the official greeting ceremony at the White House.  Bush didn't hold a lot of state dinners.  Bush doesn't like eating in a tuxedo.  He preferred working lunches.  Bush, I don't know that he had five state dinners. Six? I don't know how many.  It wasn't many.  And, by the way, I don't blame him.  How many of you really enjoy putting on a tuxedo to go eat? (interruption) You do, Snerdley?  You enjoy it? You enjoy putting on a tuxedo to go eat?

Yeah, I used to, but I got over it.  I got over it 30 years ago. (interruption) No, I used to have to do it a lot.  I don't have to do it ever and I rarely do now.  I hate it.  What's the point?  It's like, to me, going to bed in a tuxedo.  Why do it?  Anyway, I know: It's a page from the glory days of the past.  That's just my personally.  I know. Bush didn't like it, either.  So Hu shows up on the South Lawn of the White House, and do you remember some woman protesting the Falun Gong began shouting during Hu's remarks?

Oh-ho-ho! We were watching this here at the EIB Network when this happened, and you could see Hu.  He had hammers and sickles in those eyes.  Hu was not happy, and Bush was not happy. Bush was gonna have to explain this because Hu, no doubt, thought that Bush allowed it to happen. Embarrass Hu this way, ChiCom leader?  So Bush apologized after he and Hu went to the Oval Office.

"Compounding the insult, a White House announcer called China the 'Republic of China,'" which it's not.  It's the People's Republic of China. All dictatorships are the People's Republic of Whatever.  That's "the formal name for Taiwan," which is a tiny island the ChiComs want to nuke if they can't get it back.  So Obama has a chance here to do it over again, and he's doing an official state dinner for Hu tonight at the White House.


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RUSH: By the way, just to be clear, folks, still not certain here whether Harry Reid meant his comment about the ChiComs being a dictatorship in a derogatory or complimentary way.  I mean China is an authoritarian collectivist dictatorship, but we don't know that Dingy Harry would necessarily find any fault with that.  He seems to be in support of that kind of thing.  We certainly know Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times loves the authoritarianism of the ChiComs.  He says when the ruling elite are the right people, beats democracy hands down, it's the only way you're really gonna get things done.  Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times.  The real question about this state dinner tonight is whether everybody's gonna be hungry a half hour after they eat, but I don't know that we'll get any news on that.

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RUSH: This dinner tonight better not be too opulent.  They better not go too overboard on this because Hu Jintao's paying for this.  And if the regime goes overboard here with all kinds of opulence and expense, you know, Hu Jintao's gonna say, "This is not why we gave you the money.  I can get this at home."


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RUSH:  Now, I read this outta context.  I'm watching Obama and Hu Jintao.  By the way, the Chinese, they go with their last names first. So Hu's name is actually Jintao Hu, to Anglicize it.  Xiaoping "Dung."  Tse-tung Mao is actually the way. They always put their last names first out there.  It's nothing (interruption) Criticism? No! Don't misunderstand it.  It's just how it is.  So I'm watching these two guys and I see a graphic on the screen that encapsulates something Obama has said at some point during the proceedings here.  It said "Obama," quote, "We want to sell China planes, cars, and software," and I imagine when Hu Jintao listens to this and his translator gets to that point... You know, what does Hu Jintao think when he hears the president say, "We want to sell China planes, cars, and software"?

Hu says, "Why should we buy it when we can steal it?" (laughing) "Why should we buy it when we own it and are paying for it anyway?  Why don't you give it to us?" Also, be prepared. At these things, at these kinda joint soirees with the United States and the ChiComs, just be aware. You have to learn how to listen to the ChiComs.  When you hear Hu Jintao talk about "mutual respect," what that means is... You know what it means, Snerdley? (interruption) No.  It does not mean, "We will bury you. We will conquer you." I'm sure they already think that.  "Mutual respect" means, "Shut the hell up about our human rights abuses! Don't talk to me about the Falun Gong. I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear about Tibet. Don't even bring up the Dalai Lama.

"We liked the fact you made him go out the back door next to the trash. Don't talk to me about human rights abuses," and in private, Hu Jintao is gonna say to Obama, "Come on, now! What's more important, human rights or cheap iPhones and iPads?"  The ChiComs, they're not gonna... I mean, they'll go through the motions of letting us preach to them, but in private? (chuckles) Why am I the only what? (interruption) Pfft! I don't think I'm the only one that recognizes how evil communism is.  I think there are a lot of people that recognize how evil it is.  There just aren't many in the Democrat Party and there aren't many in the media, but there are a lot of people that still do.  Obama just praised the ChiComs' progress in Africa. 

Now, what are the Chinese doing in Africa?  Do you happen to know, Snerdley? (interruption)

They are colonizing the place! (laughing) They are essentially colonizing. They are becoming the most vicious colonialists in history.  They're buying up -- just as you say, they're buying up -- regional resources. They're letting the locals starve, essentially.  And remember Obama's father hated colonialism. He despised it.  So here's Obama, the big anti-colonialist praising the ChiComs for their progress in Africa.  What's really convoluted before this -- and he praises, he praises ChiCom capitalism.  He praises ChiCom free markets.  They're bad in this country, but they're great over there in China.  I'll tell you who else knows it: Former communists recognize how evil communism is.  We had a story about the Russian immigrants in Staten Island just this week.  They don't want any part of any of this going on.  They don't. The Democrat Party today reminds them too much of what they fled in Moscow.  Staten Island Republicans.  We reported that. 


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RUSH: I have to admit I'm amused by this.  Probably very few other people are, but I am.  During our obscene profit time-out, I'm watching the news conference between President Obama and the Chinese ChiCom leader Hu Jintao, and I've not seen this before.  Hu Jintao is speaking, and speaking, and speaking with no translator.  They wait 'til he finishes, and then they read what he says in toto -- and of course we don't know.  Translator could be making it all up.  Hu Jintao could be telling us... Who knows what he could be saying to us?  The translators is sitting there saying, "We want to work together, two countries in the world.  China is developing country; America developed country...but not for long!" 

He didn't say that. 

But I'm fascinated.  I listen to this and (laughing) I found myself trying to write down what Hu Jintao was saying in Chinese.  Phonetically so I could repeat it to you. (interruption) Well, it looks like chicken scrawls! (laughing) I said, "I wonder what... I wonder, to the people that can't speak English, what does it sounds like to them?"  Because when I hear Chinese or Japanese, it sounds like all the same word, and I can't comprehend of anybody understanding it.  Of course that's silly. But he's sitting there, (speaking phonetic Chinese).  I couldn't write down anymore. I was losing track of it, 'cause I'm looking up as he's saying all this, and they cut to Obama looking intently as though he understands every word of it (which, what would you expect from the Ruling Class?)

By the way, where's...? I printed it out. What do I do with it? 

Big news.  Ah.  Here it is.  ABC News, The Note, has this, as does TheHill.com.  "Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) on the House floor Tuesday night compared Republican claims about the healthcare reform law to lies perpetrated by the Nazis that led to the Holocaust." On the floor of the House, Democrat Steve Cohen of Tennessee said, "They don't like the truth so they summarily dismiss it. They say it's a government takeover of healthcare. A big lie just like Goebbels. You say it enough and you repeat the lie, repeat the lie, repeat the lie until eventually people believe it. Like blood libel, that's the same kind of thing. The Germans said enough about the Jews and people believed it, and you have the Holocaust. You tell a lie over and over again."

How is that "toning down the rhetoric" going? 

How is this "new civility" working out? 

Now, there was no audience. This was probably special orders last night.  So nobody was listening.  It was on C-SPAN so, effectively, nobody heard it. (interruption) I don't know. That's a good question: "Which Republican is gonna sit next to this guy during the State of the Union Show?"  But how's all this "new civility" working out for you?  And I'll bet you we don't have two days of hysterics about how horrible it is to use the term "blood libel."  Of course not because Cohen is Jewish, so he has free rein to use it.  So he just compared the Republicans to Nazis, to Joseph Goebbels.  Not one comment!  I mean, it's in The Hill and ABC's The Note, but there isn't any outrage over this.


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RUSH: Hu Jintao gave Obama a lesson.  And, by the way, what did I tell you?  I told you mere moments ago that when you hear the whole subject of human rights brought up, I told you how to react.  When they start talking about mutual respect and so forth, when Hu Jintao starts saying it, that just means shut up about our human rights abuses, just shut up about it.  So this actually happened.  During the Q&A, Bloomberg TV White House correspondent Hans Nichols said to Hu: "I was wondering if we could get an answer to that question on human rights.  Also, on Capitol Hill, Harry Reid and John Boehner are not attending the state dinner.  Many on Capitol Hill see China as a threat.  What can you do to allay their fears?"  This was the answer from Hu Jintao.

HU:  I did not hear the question about the human rights.  What I know was that he was asking a question directed at President Obama.  Since you raised this question and I heard the question properly, certainly I am in the position to answer that question.

RUSH:  But I'm not going to.  I didn't hear the question on human rights.  Besides, you asked that of Obama.  I'm in a position to answer it, but I'm not going to.  Now, here in the next answer Hu Jintao says that the ChiComs are committed to human rights and warns the US to stay out of their business.

HU: China is always committed to the protection and promotion of human rights.  China recognizes and also respects the universality of human rights, and at the same time we do believe that we also need to take into account the different and national circumstances when it comes to the universal value of human rights.  Though there are disagreements between China and United States on the issue of human rights, China is willing to engage in dialogue and exchanges with the United States on the basis of mutual respect and the principle of non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

RUSH:  He told us to go to hell.  He told the media to go to hell. He told Obama to go to hell.  We have a different version of human rights than you do. Our version is one child per family. If they try more they're dead.  Our version of human rights is they get in the way of our tanks, we run 'em down. Our version of human rights is if they're the Falun Gong they go to a labor camp.  Our version is if they're from Tibet we're gonna kick the crap out of them.  What are you gonna do about it?  You got your own problems.  And this guy, Hu Jintao could say, "Look, we've had meetings with your people and they've told us you have your own human rights violations."  That did happen.  That's how the Obama regime does it.  Finally, "What can you do to allay the fears of Republicans and others who are not coming to the state dinner tonight?"

HU:  As for the latter question about the attendance of the state dinner by some congresspeople as to who will attend and who will not attend and for what reasons, I think President Obama is certainly in a better position to answer that question.  (laughter)

RUSH: (laughing) So here's the ChiCom leader:  I didn't hear the question on human rights, ask Obama.  What, who's coming, who's not coming? I don't want to go, either, I'm happy for the honor, but ask Obama why they're not showing up.  Not my problem, just more food for me.


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RUSH: One thing for human rights activists, know this.  The ChiComs have a Nobel Peace Prize winner.  They had him locked up in jail.  Imagine if we had Algore locked up in jail.  I know, we can dream.  But imagine.  What's the human rights community around the world to think the way we're bowing down to the ChiComs?  They're Nobel prize winner is in a gulag!



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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 19, 2011, 10:02:08 PM
The first time I heard Rush I was completely oblivious to differing political philosophies.  As I listened I began to realize he was articulating a point of view with which I agreed, and he did it humorously.  In the late eighties he was over-the-top satirical and I never knew when he was being serious.  I credit him with opening my eyes to the danger that is liberalism.

I credit my having been a clueless liberal in college with having opened my eyes to the danger that is liberalism.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 19, 2011, 10:06:14 PM
Hu says, "Why should we buy it when we can steal it?" (laughing) "Why should we buy it when we own it and are paying for it anyway?

Yep. Boeing thinks they are in great shape selling all those planes to China.... well in five years Boeing will be undercut with their own designs in China.. these sales are the beginning of the end for Boeing.


BTW Hu flew into DC on a COMMERCIAL flight........ he doesn't have his own personal plane to fly around the world in...... which begs the question... what does he think of our high-flying POTUS
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 19, 2011, 10:10:18 PM
Is anyone watching that golf show with Rush..I watched it for the first time last night..a caller today said what I was thinking last night...this is a side of his personality I haven't seen.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 19, 2011, 10:10:55 PM
I credit my having been a clueless liberal in college with having opened my eyes to the danger that is liberalism.

I heard one of our resident trolls say he was retired (I would guess in his sixties), and there he is espousing liberal gobbledygook in his sixties!  I can't imagine going through most of one's years and not learning a thing about the realities of life ... it's as if he fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 19, 2011, 10:12:10 PM


Regime Demands Welfare as Condition of Comcast/NBC Merger
January 19, 2011



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RUSH: How many of you have heard that Comcast, the big cable network, was going to end up owning 51% of NBC?  The regulators have been working on a deal. It was supposed to be finalized in December but it wasn't until now.  "Federal regulators approved Comcast Corp.'s takeover of a 51 percent stake NBC Universal on Tuesday after more than a year of review. They imposed various conditions on the nation's largest cable TV provider, including those that would protect the burgeoning Internet video marketplace and promote the spread of broadband Internet access.

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"Among the conditions imposed by [federal] regulators, Comcast must..." Listen to this now: "Make available to 2.5 million low income households: high-speed Internet access for less than $10 per month; personal computer, netbooks or other equipment for less than $150; and an array of digital literacy opportunities." This is the regime. For 51% of NBC, Comcast has to "Make available to 2.5 million low income households: high-speed Internet access for less than $10 per month;" that means everybody else's prices are gonna skyrocket, "personal computer, netbooks or other equipment for less than $150." Does that mean if you want an iPad or a computer, you can go to Comcast and get one?  I didn't know they sold them.  This is welfare.  This is digital welfare.  "[A]nd an array of digital literacy opportunities." What in the heck is a digital literacy opportunity?  They must also "Maintain or increase local programming at its 10 NBC and 16 Telemundo TV stations," and they must "Increase children's programming."  Whoa.

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RUSH: Charles in Kansas City, Missouri, great to have you. You're next on the Rush Limbaugh program.  Hi.

CALLER:  Yes, hi.  Mega dittos, Rush.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER:  Great to talk to you.

RUSH:  Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER:  I want to go back to much earlier in the show you were talking about the Comcast, taking over 51% of NBC, I believe it was.  I believe you might have missed a valid -- or very important -- point, and that was not only do they have to follow these federal regulations, but they also have to, well...pay for it.  They have to buy 51% of this company.  And it's kind of like me going out and buying a house and the previous owner telling me, "Well, by the way, you can't change any of the colors, and there is a bunch of mice living in the house, and you gotta put out cheese for 'em every day out of your own pocket."
RUSH:  Wait a minute, now.  Where are you getting that?  From what I reported... No, I don't "report."  From what I told you, where are you getting that Comcast can't change NBC?


CALLER:  Well, I'm not saying that they can't.  My point is they have to follow what the federal regulations are.  But not only just follow that, they still also have to... They're buying the 51%.  It's theirs, but yet there's all these regulations put on them by someone else when it's theirs.  Just another show of how they want to tell us how we should live and how we should run our lives.


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RUSH: Yeah, well here's the story: "Comcast has been permitted to buy 51% of NBC from General Electric."  General Electric is getting rid of 51% of NBC Universal.  That's controlling interest.  The regulators said: If we let you do this, you are going to have to make available to 2-1/2 million low-income households high-speed Internet access for less than $10 a month, only to the poor.  Also to the poor, you're going to have to make available personal computers, netbooks, iPads, and other equipment for less than $150; and then "an array of digital literacy opportunities."  Then you must "maintain or increase local programming at the ten NBC and 16 Telemundo TV stations," and you must "increase children's programming, including adding 1500 more on-demand titles" through your movie repertoire.

So they are dabbling a little bit there into content.  But it doesn't say that they can't do anything to NBC News.  It doesn't say, for example... Let me just stir it up a little bit, here.  It doesn't say that they can't touch MSNBC.  It doesn't say that at all.  I mean, they have to give away Internet service to the poor and computers and netbooks and all that stuff. (interruption) Well, no, they could. They could shut down MSNBC. They could change the programming. They could. They could turn it into Shopping Channel 14. Who knows? They could do anything they want with it.  They could certainly. They're not prohibited from trying to get an audience. 

NBC has decreed that MSNBC will not have an audience, by virtue of its programming.  Comcast has not been saddled with that corporate decision.  If Comcast wants to get an audience on MSNBC, they're free to try.  That would require significant content change.  It has been well established that they've topped out audience-wise at MSNBC, doing what they're doing.  I don't know how they implement the giveaway to the poor.  I, frankly, don't know that they do.  I just know that it says here they have to and the fact that somebody says you have to and they say, "Okay, we will," that could satisfy everybody (chuckles) since we live in a perception-versus-reality world. 

So Comcast says, "Okay, we'll do it. We'll hand stuff out. We'll make sure we give away high-speed Internet access for less than $10 a month to low-income people and we're gonna define 'low-income' people as a $100,000 or whatever." I don't know that we'll ever know how they're doing this unless they run a PR campaign -- You know, a parade of people living in boxcars. (interruption) Well, now, Snerdley, we don't know.  We don't know. (interruption) No, we don't yet.  Snerdley is saying, "Watch what political districts these giveaways end up in."  We don't know that yet.  We don't know that that's been mandated. We don't know.

The story that we have here does not say that the high-speed Internet at low cost or the personal computers or netbooks, other equipment, can only go to low income Democrat districts. It doesn't say that.  Now, Comcast might do that just to keep the regulators off their back down the line.  It doesn't say they have to.  You might have a whole different attitude about this. You might be wrong about the corporate thinking at Comcast. (sigh) Yes, it's a giveaway and it's welfare, but this is a cost of doing business, as far as Comcast is concerned.  Let's just keep a sharp eye... (interruption) Of course it's extortion, but let's just keep a sharp... (interruption)

I know it's Democrats. It's regime regulators demanding all this.  And so it's probably been stated but not written.  By the way, these netbooks are already gonna be programmed.  The startup screen will be the Obama logo (laughing) and it's true, Comcast's political donations are almost all to Democrats and Democrat causes, but I don't know for how many years.  I don't know how much of that was part of the deal to get this thing approved.  We'll have to wait and see.  Let's wait and see what they do with MSNBC.  That's just one thing: Just wait and see what they do with that.  Let me tell you this: My history, experience in broadcasting -- years of experience guided by an above average intelligence -- tell me if I work there, I'd be a little nervous.

I have a new owner coming in that just spent beaucoup bucks, and I work at a losing division. I work at a loss leader division, and I know that that network exists because the GE CEO had to pay a price to get all the goodies coming back from Washington to GE.  Now, if I'm Comcast, do I want to keep that gravy train going? Am I in a business where I want goodies from Washington that keep redounding to my benefit at Comcast?  Okay, I'll keep MSNBC as it is. I'll look the other way and hold my nose.  I'll write it off, I'll use it as a loss leader."

Or I'll look at it: "Is there something that can be done with this wreck to make it respectable because we at Comcast are respectable? We want to be respectable, and that doesn't count."  Look, I don't know anything.  I'm just using my instincts here. (interruption) What would I do if they had me in to fix the place?  Oh, I haven't got time here, Snerdley.  Why should I give that away?  Why should I sit here on this program and tell what I would do, announce to the world what I would do to fix MSNBC and not get anything for it?  There's no way I'm doing that!  I know exactly how to fix MSNBC.  There's no way that I'm gonna say that on this program.  I'm through doing stuff I don't get paid for.  Those days are long gone.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Oceander on January 19, 2011, 10:14:11 PM
Hu says, "Why should we buy it when we can steal it?" (laughing) "Why should we buy it when we own it and are paying for it anyway?

Yep. Boeing thinks they are in great shape selling all those planes to China.... well in five years Boeing will be undercut with their own designs in China.. these sales are the beginning of the end for Boeing.


BTW Hu flew into DC on a COMMERCIAL flight........ he doesn't have his own personal plane to fly around the world in...... which begs the question... what does he think of our high-flying POTUS

More to the point, why does Obuttocks need to fly around in a private 747?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 19, 2011, 10:14:14 PM
DC...I enjoy this *after hours with Rush* thread in the evenings...thanks for resurrecting it.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 19, 2011, 10:17:15 PM
DC...I enjoy this *after hours with Rush* thread in the evenings...thanks for resurrecting it.

You're most welcome, Myst!

There's so much out there happening so fast, and it's good to hear Rush's take on it.

As they say, he's right 99.6% of the time.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 19, 2011, 10:19:34 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 19, 2011, 10:28:25 PM

I can't decide if I like that dictator or not.  The same thing goes for Hu.   :D
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 19, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 19, 2011, 10:38:31 PM
The startup screen will be the Obama logo (


~ROFLOL~  some still dispute what DC and I have long agreed upon....... Obama is Chavez II
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 19, 2011, 10:44:19 PM
The startup screen will be the Obama logo (


~ROFLOL~  some still dispute what DC and I have long agreed upon....... Obama is Chavez II

Rap...it's a good thing they over-reached with HCR, and the outrageous bailouts of the unions.

That sealed the fate of the losers last November.  If he would have started out in the middle, we'd have card-check and the Fairness Doctrine, and after the Tucson shootings, we'd have an attack on the 2nd Amendment.

Once the citizenry is unarmed....or I should say criminalized for owning and holding weapons, you have Chavez II.  Or maybe Mao II.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 19, 2011, 10:47:32 PM
Rap...it's a good thing they over-reached with HCR, and the outrageous bailouts of the unions.

That sealed the fate of the losers last November.  If he would have started out in the middle, we'd have card-check and the Fairness Doctrine, and after the Tucson shootings, we'd have an attack on the 2nd Amendment.

Once the citizenry is unarmed....or I should say criminalized for owning and holding weapons, you have Chavez II.  Or maybe Mao II.

Well, as you know you and I have always been in sync on The Won...... and you are correct.....

His pretend move to the center scares the hell out of me, he rides this to re-election and then he is unchecked at fear of not being re-elected and really screws us over from 2012 - 2016....
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 20, 2011, 11:37:00 PM



Bipartisan Obamacare Repeal Got More Votes Than the Original Bill
January 20, 2011



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RUSH:  The Democrats and the media, they still want to talk about the health care repeal vote in the House as nothing more than political theater.  Hell, it was bipartisan, there were three Democrats that voted.  Repeal of health care in the House got more votes than Obamacare got in the House.  Did you know that?  To kick it away got more votes than the original bill got in support.  Yesterday's vote was not political theater, folks, it was the laying of a minefield.  You wonder why Dingy Harry doesn't want that vote over there in the Senate?  Dingy Harry is saying (paraphrasing) "I'm not gonna allow the vote to happen over here."  McConnell says there will be a vote. Dingy Harry said there's not gonna be a vote.  He knows he might lose it.  There's a bunch of Democrats in the Senate up for reelection in 2012, and he doesn't want to have to force those guys on the record.  He is afraid of all the Democrats in the Senate who would vote to repeal this thing.  This is by no means anything other than an expression of and a sticking to of principle.  No political theater intended here.  Isn't it interesting how the momentum can shift in just one political day?  Prior to the vote yesterday, people on our side, "It's over, we lost the momentum, ah, this stuff in Tucson," now everybody's back up, and revved up, ready to go.


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RUSH: Now, in the spirit of the new tone and in the spirit of civility, shouldn't Harry Reid be only too happy to let the Democrats in the Senate vote on this?  Don't all the polls show that the American people want the Democrats and Republicans to work together?  We have that poll (laughing), so-called poll.  USA Today, earlier this week, everybody wants the Republicans and Democrats to work together.  A vast majority of the American people want Obamacare repealed and yet Dingy Harry will not allow a vote in the House.  And therefore Dingy Harry is standing in the way of Republicans and Democrats working together.  Shouldn't the media, ladies and gentlemen, demand the Senate show this bipartisan bill the respect it deserves?  It got three Democrat votes, the repeal vote did.  I mean it's the essence of bipartisanship.  But as I said, he doesn't want to bring the House bill to a vote because he doesn't want to make the senators go on the record against repeal.  He could read the tea leaves.  He doesn't want people to go on the record against repeal in the Senate.  He knows that will hurt Democrats.  It will be used against 'em in the 2012 campaign.

But ask yourself this:  What would the Senate do if they were facing another election next month?  You know they would vote to repeal Obamacare to save their jobs, or they would at least think very seriously about it.  Obama might even vote to kill the bill to save his job and then come back like Clinton did with welfare reform. Go ahead and let it happen and come back and promise everybody to go back later and fix it.  'Cause we know at the end of the day they are going to govern against the will of the American people.


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RUSH: Another thing about Dingy Harry: Dingy Harry is scared to death to allow this vote on the repeal of Obamacare in the Senate.  'Cause if they do vote against it, there will be a record to defeat their rear ends in the next election.  So he can't win.  This ought to show you the real strength of the whole repeal movement.  The vast majority of people don't want it.  Dingy Harry doesn't want a vote in a Senate.  He's worried about two things: Losing some Democrats who would vote for the repeal, and the Democrats who are opposed to repeal going on the record, because that would make themselves targets in their reelection bids in 2012: Voted against repeal of Obamacare.  So he's opposed to bipartisanship. He doesn't want the Republicans and Democrats "working together." He is opposed to "civility." He's out there calling Hu Jintao a "dictator."  Do not think for a moment that there is anywhere near a majority sentiment in love with Obamacare.  There isn't.  The vast majority of people even, in the House and the Senate, know in their hearts it's rotten and ought to be done away with.

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RUSH: I can't tell you enough: Obamacare just got a shellacking, folks.  The vote in the House was 245 to 189. That's a larger margin than the vote for Obamacare got.  Dingy Harry will not allow a vote in the Senate (though Mitch McConnell says there will be one) because he looks at it as a no-win. If he loses some Democrats voting for repeal, that's not good; and other Democrats going on record opposing appeal is not good for their own reelection efforts.

By the way, I have a question about respect and protocol and so forth.  Last night's state dinner was black tie.  (For those of you in Rio Linda, that means tuxedo.) I saw a picture of the ChiCom leader, Hu Jintao.  He was not wearing a tuxedo.  He was wearing a dark suit, a white shirt, and a blue tie.  Now, he's a stickler for protocol. He's been telling us this all week.  Is that offensive?  Should we be offended that the man in whose honor the dinner was last night did not dress according to the requirements?  Maybe the ChiComs don't have tuxedos in their wardrobes? Is it not part of what they wear?  I don't know.  I'm just asking the question.

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 20, 2011, 11:42:28 PM
I wondered if you were going to post the daily update.

Rush is right here and I heard today that support for Obamacare is down to 31%
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 21, 2011, 12:19:31 AM
I wondered if you were going to post the daily update.

Rush is right here and I heard today that support for Obamacare is down to 31%

Sorry I didn't get to it earlier.  Very busy day.


Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 21, 2011, 01:10:03 AM
Sorry I didn't get to it earlier.  Very busy day.




I know what you mean........ of course in your business busy is good.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 21, 2011, 07:07:25 AM
I know what you mean........ of course in your business busy is good.

LOL!  Yes, we're very fortunate.  But, the reason is not job related.

My 23 year-old twin son has ADHD and doesn't forget a "promise". 

We spent the evening making my Sicilian grandma's spaghetti sauce and meatballs....from scratch!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 21, 2011, 10:47:55 AM

We spent the evening making my Sicilian grandma's spaghetti sauce and meatballs....from scratch!

In honor of the federal round-up of New York's biggest Mafiosi?  (Be careful.  Remember, I'm Sicilian.)  
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 21, 2011, 01:42:45 PM
LOL!  Yes, we're very fortunate.  But, the reason is not job related.

My 23 year-old twin son has ADHD and doesn't forget a "promise". 

We spent the evening making my Sicilian grandma's spaghetti sauce and meatballs....from scratch!

Is there any other way to make Spaghetti and meatballs? 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 21, 2011, 07:40:47 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 21, 2011, 07:44:38 PM

Donald Trump Blasts the ChiComs

January 21, 2011



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RUSH:  There's one guy who gets this, Donald Trump.  He's been all over the place this week talking about China and our relationship with them.  He went to CNN last night, talked to Wolf Blitzer on the Situation Room.  Blitzer said, "If you were in one of those meetings with president Hu Jintao, in a nutshell, what would you say to him?"

TRUMP:  I wouldn't be having fancy state dinners to a country, and he's the primary representative, that's done nothing but take advantage of United States.  I find it amazing when I listen to some of the political leaders talking about we're "making progress."  They're making $300 billion a year, probably more than that, each year -- let's call it "profit" -- off the United States, they're manipulating their currency. Intellectual property rights and everything else are a joke over there.  This is a country that is ripping off the United States leak nobody other than OPEC has ever done before.

RUSH:  He wasn't finished.

TRUMP:  These are not our friends.  These are our enemies.  These are not people that understand niceness.  And the only thing you can do, Wolf, to get their attention, is to either, "We're not gonna trade with you any further," or, in the alternative, "We're gonna tax your products as they come into the United States."

RUSH:  And then he said: Yeah, he's thinking about running for president.

TRUMP:  I'm giving it very serious thought.  I mean, it's all jobs.  I mean, we really have an effective rate of 18% unemployment, not 9.4%.  And depending on the way you count the numbers, it could be more than that.  We'll see what happens with jobs.  If something doesn't happen with oil -- gasoline now is selling for way over $3 a gallon.  If something doesn't happen with that, if something doesn't happen with jobs, I very well may do it, Wolf, because this is not a respected country anymore.  We're a whipping post for the world.

BLITZER:  And just to be precise: You'd run for the Republican presidential nomination; is that right?

TRUMP:  I'm a Republican.  I'd run as a Republican.

RUSH: Wolf, are you serious?  You listened to Donald Trump say all this, and you have to ask him if he'd run as a Republican?  I guess that's... (interruption) Yeah. (chuckles) I'm sure that Wolf was hoping he's part of the No Labels crowd.  Somebody else asked Trump, "Well, would you have gone to the state dinner?"  Hell, no, I wouldn't go to the state dinner!  I'd have them get off the airplane, come to the White House, have a meeting.  If they don't go along with what we want, I'd send 'em McDonald's and tell 'em get on the airplane.  

Donald Trump.  



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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 21, 2011, 08:10:56 PM
I got a kick out of Rush talking about the birth certificate today...I think he's a birther..lol
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 21, 2011, 11:16:23 PM
I've been saying for two weeks this Abercrombie thing doesn't pass the smell test.... I think it is another case of keeping us looking away from what is really going on in the WH.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 22, 2011, 09:02:08 AM

We spent the evening making my Sicilian grandma's spaghetti sauce and meatballs....from scratch!

My aunt is still making her own pasta from scratch.  Talk about home-made!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 22, 2011, 01:16:59 PM
I recall my grandmother draping the spaghetti pasta over this long wooden dowel stuck in the backs of her dining room chairs.

She used to holler at me for stealing some strands to eat raw.

It was a ritual for me to wake up every Sunday morning to the smell of frying meatballs.....loved my grandma.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 22, 2011, 06:02:26 PM
Inflation Harms Seniors the Most
January 21, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: Tony in Tampa, welcome to the program, sir.  Nice to have you on Open Line Friday.

CALLER:  Thanks a lot, Rush.  Do you remember when Bush was running for president in 2000, the hated Republican George Bush, how he was gonna kill Social Security and throw the old folks out into the street, and he was gonna do whatever he could to privatize Social Security, and there would be no Social Security for the old folks.  Well, my 85-year-old mother who ekes out a living on Social Security, every year that the hated Republican George Bush was president, she got a cost of living adjustment every year.  And when he was president, the economy wasn't in the tank like it is now.  Now we got the man of the people, the Democrat, the great Barack Obama.  She didn't get a cost of living adjustment in '09, '10, and she's not getting one this year because he says there's no inflation.  Maybe there's no inflation when you're on a $200 million-a-day vacation, but down here on the streets there's inflation.  All you have to do is go into the supermarket, man, and inflation jumps right off the shelves at you.  Just go into the department store, it reeks of inflation.  Go put gas in your car, and gas prices are necessarily skyrocketing.

RUSH:  Seldom have I heard such a lack of appreciation for a president as you have just exhibited on behalf of your mother.  Do you not know that for the past two years Obama has given every Social Security recipient $250 to make up for the no COLA?

CALLER:  No, he hasn't, Rush. It was a one-time deal. That was it. That was in '09.  Nothing in 2010; nothing in 2011.

RUSH:  Really?

CALLER:  That's right.

RUSH:  I'm joking, big deal, 250 bucks.

CALLER:  Exactly, exactly.

RUSH:  Look, I agree with you.  There is inflation.  Have you seen the price of gasoline?  Like you just said, you're putting money in your car. I'm telling you, there is inflation all over the place and they're not reporting it very high 'cause that wouldn't be good economic news for the Obama reelection campaign.  Good point.  Republicans are always gonna do all the harm to Social Security recipients.  Thanks for the call out there, Tony.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 05:33:42 PM

Who Incited the Walmart Shooting?
January 24, 2011


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


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RUSH: "Walmart Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Two Deputies Hurt."  This is from today, and it is an Associated Press story.  "A shootout in front of a Walmart in Washington State left two people dead and two sheriff's deputies wounded Sunday afternoon.  One of the dead was a man who shot at deputies.  Tacoma police said the deputies were both shot in the torso, were in satisfactory condition being kept overnight at Tacoma General Hospital.  Details were sketchy last night.  The sheriff's office received a call about a suspicious person at the store in Port Orchard.  Two deputies found the man and tried to talk to him."  The man ran and started shooting.  Now, why isn't the heated political rhetoric and the atmosphere of hate that has been whipped up against Walmart by the unions being blamed for these shootings?  I've read the whole story and you won't find one reference to the incendiary rhetoric we find in American culture.  You won't find one word about the lack of civility.  

We've had unions marching at homes of Walmart's executives; we've had fliers; we've had banners; we've had members of the Democrat Party condemn Walmart.  I mentioned a couple of weeks ago if you listen to the Democrat Party and believe what they say you are gonna have a reservoir of hate built up in your soul each and every day.  They launch into diatribes and they accuse people like Walmart of all sorts of things short of killing people.  Big Pharma, Big Oil.  If you listen to the Democrats there's no way you could possibly be happy.  They're tearing the country apart.  In fact, from January 20th: "Group Pickets Pro-Walmart Developer's D.C. Home -- A group of about 25 people protesting Walmart's imminent arrival in the District gathered Thursday night in Woodley Park by picketing the D.C. home of a developer who has publicly said he wants to open stores for the big-box giant in the city." And, lo and behold, we have a flier: No Walmart on Georgia Avenue, no Walmart in DC.  And guess what?  It's got a crosshairs logo on it.  They put a smiley face in the center.  But it still has a crosshairs logo.  

March on the developer's house, gives his address, the date and the time, meet at Woodley Park and we organize.  And I saw a videotape.  Why is this being given a pass?  Why are the unions not being accused here participating in a climate of incivility?  Everything the president warned us against happened in this case.  You have supporters of the president ginning up their troops to march on the home of a developer who wants to build Walmart stores, and then over the weekend we had a shoot-out in front of a Walmart in Washington state leaving two people dead.  Where is connection?  I know I didn't talk about any of this.  They can't blame me.  I haven't heard Sarah Palin talking about it.  That shooting, that big shoot-out at the Moscow airport, have you seen that?  Sorry, I wasn't there.  I'm waiting for me to get blamed on that.  I don't know.  Sarah Palin hasn't said anything about it, either, and there's a word not being used in connection with that shooting and that's Muslims.



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RUSH: Maybe the Walmart shooter in Washington State confused Washington, DC, with Washington State; 'cause these guys in "Washington" put out a flier with a big crosshair on it in defiance of their president.  Obama's number one supporters, the unions -- in defiance of their president -- put up this big flier demanding and inviting people to show up at the developer's home for a protest on his front yard, in the street in front of his house. Shortly thereafter there's an actual shooting at a Walmart in Washington State -- and I don't even see any media curiosity about this.  I don't see any media condemnation whatsoever.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 05:52:02 PM

An Interview with an Independent
January 24, 2011


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RUSH: Here's Sean in Dayton, Ohio.  Sean, I'm glad you called.  You're next on the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Thank you, Rush.  It's an honor.  I'm guilty of most of my years being a nonparticipant politically speaking.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  And after I woke up, not having prior leanings, I consider myself an independent, not married to either party.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  When Obama was elected, I thought, my God, with the across the board support this guy has, he could be one of the greatest presidents we've ever had if he tries to do half of what he talked about during his campaign.  Now, unfortunately, you know, the transparency, the no shady people in the administration, none of this has proven to be true.  And, in fact, I can't listen to any of them speak any longer and with any credibility whatsoever.  And --

RUSH:  Good.

CALLER:  -- on the eve of the State of the Union address --

RUSH: Good.

CALLER:  -- I just want to remind people to keep their perspective and remember that these people work for us, not the other way around.

RUSH:  May I ask you a question out there, Sean?

CALLER:  Certainly.

RUSH:  When you cited just moments ago the Obama campaign and you said if he woulda just accomplished half of what he said, what were some of those things you heard him talk about wanting to do that you liked?  Do you remember?  It's not a trick question. I'm not trying to put you on the spot.  I'm just curious if you remember any of them?

CALLER:  Well, the one that most appealed to me was the transparency factor, that it wasn't gonna be business-as-usual, you know, we were gonna discuss things, everything was gonna be on the table, and that Obama health care, for example, not only do I not have any idea what all's in that bill, I would bet you'd be hard-pressed to find a Democrat who has any idea what's in that thing.

RUSH:  Well, as to that, specifically, you're right.  But summarily, they know exactly what it is, which is why they supported it.  They know that it transfers power to the government to the tune of one-sixth of the US private sector, that it's one of the greatest transfers from the private sector to public sector ever.  They know that it gives them more and more power over the lives of individuals in this country than they've ever had in areas of life that people consider among the most important, their health, life and death.  It's insidious in that way.  Do you take pride in not being an either/or?  You take pride in being independent or undecided?

CALLER:  I try to take each individual and each question on its own merits.

RUSH: Okay.  Fair enough.  Now, again, I'm doing this my own education.  I don't want you to misunderstand my tone of voice or the questions, okay?  And if you don't want to answer any of these, just feel free.  But I'm using you as a learning experience for myself.

CALLER:  Fair enough.

RUSH:  Do you see universal differences between Democrats as a party and Republicans as a party?

CALLER:  Absolutely 100 percent.

RUSH:  Okay.  So when a Democrat candidate for president, whoever it happens to be, starts talking about wanting the government to take over health care -- they don't use those terms -- what does that mean to you if you, and if you hear a Republican say that they don't think that that's the right way to go, how do you hear those two positions and decide?

CALLER:  Well, I'm a huge believer in individual freedom, and I would submit somewhere between .01 and 2.5 of my fellow Americans who blindly follow this administration, that if you are doing that, you are part of the group that they consider so stupid they need to be told what's good for 'em and what they should do.


RUSH:  Are you still an independent?

CALLER:  I am an independent with -- well, you know what they say, if you're 20 years old and you're not a liberal, then you got no heart.  But if you're 40 years old and you're not a conservative, then you got no brains.

RUSH: Yeah.  I've heard that.  Well, you don't sound like an independent.  You sound more like a conservative to me.

CALLER:  Well, I am now, because to me, every administration has done their share of deceiving and networking and outright graft to the point it's always the American people on the short end of the stick.

RUSH:  A-ha.

CALLER:  And it's just high time that we stop being hyphenated Americans this, that, and the other, and we just come together as Americans --

RUSH:  Were you listening to this program during the campaign?

CALLER:  Yes, I was.

RUSH:  Okay.  Again, now, there's no wrong answer.  You have to believe me.  There's no setup.  This is entirely an attempt on my part to be educated about something.  When I listened to the Obama campaign, when I listened to Obama's supporters, when I listened to people speak in favor of him, in support of him, when I listened to him, I didn't believe any of it because he's a liberal.  Not one word of it.  And I didn't want any part of what Obama was talking about because he is a liberal.  I happen to know what that means for me and the country when liberals get power, not because it's an opinion; I've seen it.  I've seen it around the world; I've seen it in this country.  My question to you is, at that time, you're an independent, you're hoping Obama means it, I mean if he's able to accomplish half of what he's talking about and with this much public support, my gosh, what a great bunch of changes we could have, correct?  So my question is when you heard me basically trying to persuade everybody this is not what you think it is, what was your reaction?  Did I turn you off?  Was it mildly persuasive?  Did you think I didn't know what I was talking about?  Did you think I was just being partisan for partisan's sake?  What did you think?

CALLER:  Well, I hoped that they would address all of these different areas of concern that you folks were warning us about, and unfortunately they really didn't, and I think --

RUSH: Did you vote for Obama?

CALLER:  Well, they snuck up on us, that's what they did.

RUSH:  Okay, there's no wrong answer here, now, because, again, unlike most times, I am making this about me.  Did you vote for Obama, and if you did it, why did you doubt me?  Seriously, you can't hurt my feelings, there's no wrong answer here, and you don't have to tell me what you think I want to hear here.  Just if you voted for Obama, that means you didn't believe me, you doubted me.  What did you doubt?

CALLER:  Actually, when I was in the voting booth I could not pull the lever for Obama.

RUSH:  Ah.  Hmm.  Now, that in itself is interesting.  But you walked in there prepared to?

CALLER:  Well, I wanted to have an open mind and tried to do what I thought was in the best interests of the country and --

RUSH:  What does an open mind mean to you?  Meaning you'll decide, you're not gonna let somebody like me make up your mind for you?  You're gonna do it on your own?

CALLER:  Exactly.  I mean even Jesus told his disciples, question everything, even me.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  Not to make that comparison.

RUSH:  Well, don't doubt me.  (laughing)

CALLER:  So I just wanted to remind the American people to keep their perspective --

RUSH: That's right.

CALLER:  -- when they're watching the State of the Union --

RUSH:  Thank you.

CALLER:  -- and remember that these people work for us, not the other way around.

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RUSH:  Right, and they've misled us, they've misled us since the first time they started talking.  Something else I agree with Sean about.  When I made my CPAC speech, I made a point to talk about with as much support as he had, and with as much talent as he's got, what a great nation he could inspire people in this country to make, if he chose to do it.  If Obama had chosen to inspire people to be the best they can be rather than paint them all as victims that want to get even with some aspect of this nation's past, could you imagine if he'd-a chosen that route?  He could have effectively ended the Republican Party.  But I knew it wasn't gonna happen.  But it was an illustration of the opportunity that he could have been the next Reagan, had he really wanted to. Well, Sean, I'm glad you called.  I appreciate it.  



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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 07:35:09 PM
RUSH: Maybe the Walmart shooter in Washington State confused Washington, DC, with Washington State; 'cause these guys in "Washington" put out a flier with a big crosshair on it in defiance of their president.  Obama's number one supporters, the unions -- in defiance of their president -- put up this big flier demanding and inviting people to show up at the developer's home for a protest on his front yard, in the street in front of his house. Shortly thereafter there's an actual shooting at a Walmart in Washington State -- and I don't even see any media curiosity about this.  I don't see any media condemnation whatsoever.



Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 08:40:32 PM
RUSH: Maybe the Walmart shooter in Washington State confused Washington, DC, with Washington State; 'cause these guys in "Washington" put out a flier with a big crosshair on it in defiance of their president.  Obama's number one supporters, the unions -- in defiance of their president -- put up this big flier demanding and inviting people to show up at the developer's home for a protest on his front yard, in the street in front of his house. Shortly thereafter there's an actual shooting at a Walmart in Washington State -- and I don't even see any media curiosity about this.  I don't see any media condemnation whatsoever.





It is freaking amazing, isn't it? 

Reminds me again of The Allegory of the Cave of the Mama Grizzly.    ....keep it up, media....keep it up.

This should be a siren on the DRUDGE REPORT, imo....with a link to RUSH.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 08:55:22 PM
Tonight on his program BOR went after the media with both barrels......  things are bubbling .. at least at Fox. Greta usually plays excerpts from the Limbaugh show I wonder if she will choose this tonight,
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 09:02:21 PM
Tonight on his program BOR went after the media with both barrels......  things are bubbling .. at least at Fox. Greta usually plays excerpts from the Limbaugh show I wonder if she will choose this tonight,

I'll have to check out his re-run at 11PM.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 09:04:52 PM
I'll have to check out his re-run at 11PM.

It was a good show tonight, his interview with Michelle Bachman was very interesting as well.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
I'll have to check out his re-run at 11PM.

You will want to read this

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html)

BOR referred to it on his show tonight and I just put a thread up about it..... a worthy read written by a liberal BTW.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 09:12:17 PM
It was a good show tonight, his interview with Michelle Bachman was very interesting as well.

I always like a good conspiracy theory....9-11 truthers excepted. 

I think Emmanuels removal by the intermediate court is a smokescreen to take our attention away from something else.

1) Walmart Shooting.
2) China humiliating us.

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 24, 2011, 09:19:23 PM
You will want to read this

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html)

BOR referred to it on his show tonight and I just put a thread up about it..... a worthy read written by a liberal BTW.

very interesting...Oberman was a nut...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 09:22:23 PM
You will want to read this

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html (http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2011/01/a_hot_debate_and_final_thought.html)

BOR referred to it on his show tonight and I just put a thread up about it..... a worthy read written by a liberal BTW.

Quote





.....looks like somebody is auditioning for a job with FOXNEWS.     ;)
Cable TV has become the primary place in American culture for our conversation about politics. Cable TV is the place where politics and media meet. Yes, it happens on the web and even in legacy newspapers and network TV newcasts, but on cable news channels it is the topic practically 24/7. As we saw in November, more viewers turned to Fox News than any network on election night. That was, by the way, a grossly under-reported story.



Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 09:26:24 PM
very interesting...Oberman was a nut...

His fans are too........  read the comments to the article..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 24, 2011, 10:32:37 PM
Rush has a drinking game for tomorrow night?....Greta just announced..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 24, 2011, 10:33:36 PM
DC....I tried contacting Mud but his email bounced back...have you heard from him..is he okay?...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 10:44:25 PM
Rush has a drinking game for tomorrow night?....Greta just announced..

Monday Quotes: The Truth Detector!


January 24, 2011

"If you want to do a drinking game for the State of the Union show, two words will have you plastered inside 20 minutes: 'Investments' and 'civility'."




"Now, Obama was either deceitful in his book about how much he hated Reagan all his life, or he's being deceitful now, and I'm going to play it safe and say that he has been both."

 

"Obama has abandoned his position on Guantanamo and military trials, and he gets praised for it from you people on the left. Isn't that odd? It took him becoming president to realize that terrorists need to be held offshore."


 

"Everybody's trying to figure out what happened to the Jets, and it's very simple: they played the Steelers. That's all you really need to know."

 

"If Obama had chosen to inspire people to be the best they can be, rather than painting them all as victims, he could have effectively ended the Republican Party, but I knew it wasn't going to happen."


 

"Did you know that Michelle Obama fed an entire state dinner, 200 guests, from the Michelle Obama garden? Did you know that? It's never been done since loaves and fishes, folks."

 

"That's what Obama is: the anointed one, someone among us who can finally tell all the rest of us what to do and how to live. And that's the kind of stuff that scares me because, to me, the individual is paramount."

 

"As you know, the president picked the Bears, and I think that this ought to prove something to President Obama, and that is that actions speak louder than words."


 
"You noticed how the only time anyone can praise Reagan and get away with it is when a Democrat does it? When we cite Reagan as a great president, we get ripped to shreds!"


 

"When I listened to Obama during the campaign, I didn't believe any of it because he's a liberal. Not one word of it! And I didn't want any part of what Obama was talking about because he is a liberal."

 

"If you listen to the Democrats, there's no way you could possibly be happy. I mean, they're tearing the country apart."

 

"I know a lot of you don't want to watch the State of the Union, and I'm like you -- who wants to sit there and listen to somebody lie for an hour and 15 minutes?"

 


"While he's speaking tomorrow night, Obama's branch of the federal government will be shutting down oil rigs, shutting down coal mines, and massively expanding regulation over the means of production through CO2 and the centralization of financial activity."

 

"No, I'm not in a bad mood at all. I'm in a great mood. The exact outcome of what I wanted in the football games happened yesterday."

 

"Of course Obama doesn't mean this stuff about Reagan! This is all part of his image, his faux move to the center. It's just verbiage. For crying out loud, look at all the damage this guy has inflicted!"

 

"Let me just ask you. It's been two years now since Obama's been president. Is America stronger? Is America freer? Is the world safer or freer? No, no, no."

 
"All this business about secondhand smoke killing people? It's an out-and-out lie. You may not like the smell, might make you uncomfortable, and on some rare occasions it might make some of you sick, but it's not going to kill anybody."

 
"The root of everything I have said today is born in my love of people and my hope for people to be individuals and the best they can be -- rather than be robots easily swayed by mass media and propaganda."


"Oprah Winfrey has been leading up to the announcement of this giant secret that she's going to reveal, and she's revealed it: she has a half-sister, and the half-sister has Obama's birth certificate."


 

"You know, the Haney Project, for me... It's just like in life -- it's what you learn after you know everything that matters."

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 10:46:28 PM



"You noticed how the only time anyone can praise Reagan and get away with it is when a Democrat does it? When we cite Reagan as a great president, we get ripped to shreds!"


~LOL~
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 24, 2011, 10:48:16 PM


"You noticed how the only time anyone can praise Reagan and get away with it is when a Democrat does it? When we cite Reagan as a great president, we get ripped to shreds!"


~LOL~

Damned trolls......grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 24, 2011, 10:51:23 PM
Damned trolls......grrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


yup........
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 25, 2011, 08:07:30 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 25, 2011, 08:29:00 PM
Rush is right on with this seating crap...and the Repub's fell for it...they still deserve the title of the Stupid Party!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 25, 2011, 09:39:09 PM
No one sounded more asinine this morning about the seating arrangement than Lisa Murkowski who gushed -- yes gushed -- that this was wonderrrrrrrrrfuulllllll and she had a double date for the SOTU tonight......... prompting Megan Kelly to laugh and say she sounded like an 8th grader going on her first date to the prom,
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 25, 2011, 10:20:17 PM
Caller to the Host: Let It Be, Man
January 25, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT




RUSH: Dallas, John, welcome to the program.  Great to have you here, sir.

CALLER:  Hi mega dittos, Rush.

RUSH:  Thank you, sir.

CALLER:  Hey, man, I got to tell you, I've been listening to your show for two years and it depresses me, man, I mean is there anything good that you're not saying that the Obama administration is doing?  I mean if you ask me, he's doing an excellent job.  I listen to the left; I listen to the right.  And my question is who's telling the truth?  Well, that's up to the individual to listen to both of these networks to determine that.  But I think you just got it all mixed up, man.  We're trying to bring this country together.  Let it be, if we can just get there.

RUSH:  Who is this "we" trying to bring the country together?

CALLER:  "We," as in people.  We would like for this country to go forward and not be divided between rich and poor.  I mean it's ridiculous out here, man.

RUSH:  Okay, but who's the "we"?  For how many people are you speaking?

CALLER:  Millions, man.

RUSH:  You are?

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH: Millions of Americans want us to all get along and have no division between rich and poor?

CALLER:  Yes, man.  I mean it's hard to see when you're rich, but when you're poor you can see on the other side.

RUSH: Would you name for me the last time that you can recall in America where there were no rich and there were no poor, and the last time we all got along?

CALLER:  I'm sorry, you broke up, say that again.

RUSH:
  How old are you?  Fifty, 45, 30?

CALLER:  I'm 49 years old.

RUSH: Forty-nine, all right.  You've lived enough.  Name for me a time in your life where the country has been unified, everybody got along and there was no division between rich and poor.

CALLER:  Well, that's a good question.  I haven't followed politics my whole life like a lot of other people. Since Obama has come in office, people are following politics now.

RUSH: Yeah, wonder why that is?

CALLER:  Why what is?

RUSH:
  Why since Obama's come into office, are people all of a sudden following politics?  I'll tell you why.  I'll tell you why.  It's because a bunch of people who here to now were apolitical, have watched the values of their homes plummet, their jobs vanish, their children and grandchildren's future become precarious, they have seen this president destroy much of what they thought was gonna be their future.  That's why they care.  And if anybody wants to come together on anything, it's getting rid of all this and replacing with somebody and something that's gonna return this country to one of growth and prosperity and freedom and economic opportunity, all of which are on the wane.  Thank you.



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RUSH: I don't know about you, folks.  It's really tiresome to be constantly accused of spreading negativity about Obama.  Has anybody forgotten the previous eight years of the Bush regime?  You want to talk about negativity and anti-Americanism, there was a solid eight years of it from the Democrat Party and about a year and a half of it of Obama himself while he was campaigning. 


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 25, 2011, 10:25:22 PM
Amen to that last paragraph..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 25, 2011, 10:25:53 PM
Quote
You want to talk about negativity and anti-Americanism, there was a solid eight years of it

...and that's the truth....but I think some of it could have been stopped if the Bush admin would have spoken up more...Karl Rove now regrets that...every forum, every pundit was hollering constantly for them to SAY SOMETHING in response to their latest charges...I know I did.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 25, 2011, 10:28:52 PM
...and that's the truth....but I think some of it could have been stopped if the Bush admin would have spoken up more...Karl Rove now regrets that...every forum, every pundit was hollering constantly for them to SAY SOMETHING in response to their latest charges...I know I did.

We all did....... 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 26, 2011, 10:49:28 AM
Posted on Facebook

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Abbey tries to comfort me during the State of the Union last night.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 05:13:06 PM
BREAK TRANSCRIPT

Bo Snerdly...the Official Obama Criticizer.

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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, our recent story about the dearth of nominations for actors of color, actresses of color, the top ten movies nominated for best picture has evoked a deep sentiment with the Official Obama Criticizer, Bo Snerdley, who has asked to weigh in on this subject.

SNERDLEY:  Rush, there is something tremendously insidious and vile underneath this resegregation, resegregation of Hollywood.  Our leading Hollywood producers -- and we all know who they are -- the Spielbergs, the bigwigs are simply look at black and Latino America in the face, especially black America, and you know what they're saying to 'em?  They're saying, "Look, we gave you people enough.  We elected him president.  We did that.  We don't have to put any of you people in movies anymore."

RUSH:  You people?

SNERDLEY:  You people!

RUSH:  You people?

SNERDLEY: We were railroaded to putting you people in movies.  Those roles were ours.  You really think we wanted to put Will Smith in all those moneymakers?  You got to be crazy.  We didn't want him in there, but we had to do it to look good.  You really think, do you really think we wanted to get what's his name, Fox, playing Ray?  We had that role all set for Nicholas Cage.  No, no, no, we had to give those roles to you people.  Well, guess what, we gave one of yo boys the biggest role in the United States, y'all ain't getting no more.  Thank you.

RUSH:  That is the Official Obama Criticizer.  

You have a version of that for our brothers and sisters in the hood?

[SNERDLY] My brothers and sisters in the hood, y'all been played.  Guess what's up?  Check this out.  Y'all thought y'all was doing it, y'all thought y'all could see yourself on TV commercials selling toothpaste, chewing gum, and in Hollywood movies.  We got something new for you this year.  When you turn on the Oscars looking for the brothers and sisters, when you're looking to see who got back, who ain't got back, whose snacking with Mack, y'all ain't gonna be showing up in the House this year.  That's right, party's over, y'all flipped, y'all out the hood, you're out of the pics, we ain't got nothing for you except to clean up afterwards.  And, by the way, some of those joints gonna be catered, and they gonna call you all in there, y'all not having no soul food this year, we going back to the regular stuff.  Y'all ain't in the mix.  Get on up outta here, yo day is done, Hollywood is being run the way it was run when... well, need I say more?  I'm outta here.

RUSH: And that is the Official Obama Criticizer, Bo Snerdley.  And we'll keep in touch.  Essentially there's a lot of outrage that just sprung up here over the just-learned fact that there are no people of color.  The Official Obama Criticizer has asked for more airtime.  Go.

SNERDLEY:  One more thing.  Where's Jesse?  Where's Al?  This is the biggest outrage in America.  Here you got segregation at the highest levels in the land, and where them brothers?  Where are they?  Where you at, Jess?  Where you at, Al?  And where's my boy up in San Francisco, that little state senator, what's his name, Leland, whatever his name?  Yo, this is what's up, y'all.  Hell, we got segregation here.  People are being beat upside the head.  Their jobs have been beat upside the head.  They can't get no roles and feed their family and win a recession.  Where is the support?  Where's the love?  Thank you.

RUSH: Again, the Official Obama Criticizer, Bo Snerdley, a little upset here when he figured out that there are no people of color nominated, actor, best supporting actor, actor, actress, the top ten nominated best movies of last year.  I guess it's safe to say that this year's Oscars minorities and women are hardest hit, or hurt most.  But Mr. Snerdley, there are some women nominated.  Clearly there's a best actress, a best supporting actress and so forth, but none of color, from the area of the country which veritably preaches to the rest of us how to live.  And they even put that in their movies, Driving Miss Nancy.  Uh, Miss Daisy, I take it back, Driving Miss Daisy.  



BREAK TRANSCRIPT



RUSH: Mr. Snerdley, the Official Obama Criticizer, an e-mail for you, sir: "Hollywood and African-Americans -- It seems that they have yet to learn that -- especially from the president's example -- just being African-American is not sufficient anymore."  That was your point, sir.  Hollywood was instrumental in the election of Obama, and yet there's no satisfaction.  Racism is not over. There's a total diss in Hollywood when it comes to the Oscars.  What's needed, apparently, in order make the point to fulfill the dream, is an unemployed black Jewish lesbian atheist in a movie. This is the role: An unemployed black Jewish lesbian atheist trying to save earth from global warming.  That would be worth it. That would make up for all of the transgressions, right?  You coffer all bases.  You'd get everything Hollywood cares about and promotes with that one single thing.  That's what they could do.  Now, whether or not it would sell at the box office, who knows? The DVD would clean up.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:09:02 PM
Libs Lambaste Bachmann Speech
January 26, 2011


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: Bob Schieffer State of the Union last night, special coverage.  Katie Couric talked to him about Michele Bachmann delivering a Tea Party response.  Katie Couric said, "How serious do you see this chasm developing?  The GOP leadership allowing Bachmann to speak out there after Paul Ryan?  What's going on, Bob?  You have all the answers.  What do you say about that?" 

SCHIEFFER: The fact that the Republican leadership is letting Michele Bachmann make a second response here just underlines that!  I mean, my heavens! Can you imagine what Sam Rayburn, when he was speaker of the House, would have done if one of his members had said, "Oh, by the way, I'm gonna make a response, too," or Lyndon Johnson when he was the leader of the Senate? They are letting her make this speech because they're afraid to tell her not to, because they know how powerful these Tea Party people were and the power they had in the last election.

RUSH:  What happened to diversity making us strong?  Whatever happened to that, Bob?  I thought diversity was a pillar, one of the foundational building blocks of our great culture! Except when the Republicans exhibit some.  We have some of mineral Bachmann and her response.  Let's listen to a couple or three of them.

BACHMANN: Let me show you a chart.  Here are unemployment rates over the past ten years. In October of 2001, our national unemployment rate was at 5.3%.  In 2008, it was at 6.8%.  But just eight months after President Obama promised lower unemployment, that rate spiked to a staggering 10.1%.  Today, unemployment is at 9.4% with about 400,000 new claims every week.

RUSH:  The media made fun of her for using charts.  They loved Perot when he did it.  They also chided her for not looking into the camera.  She didn't look straight in the camera and people wondered what she was looking at.  Here's the next bite.  This is Obamacare and lightbulbs.

BACHMANN:  What did we buy?  Instead of a leaner, smarter government we bought a bureaucracy that now tells us which lightbulbs to buy and which may put 16,500 IRS agents in charge of policing President Obama's health care bill.  In the end, unless we fully repeal Obamacare, a nation that currently enjoys the world's finest health care might be forced to rely on government-run coverage.  That could have a devastating effect on our national debt for even generations to come.

RUSH:  And finally this.

BACHMANN: I thought Paul Ryan did a wonderful job, and this wasn't at all competition with what the GOP official response was. The Tea Party Express asked me if I would speak to their constituency right after the State of the Union, and we would do that via Internet.  It was actually the media over the weekend that decided to make this a competition.  I spoke with the leadership, I've spoken with Paul Ryan, they all know that this had nothing to do with a competition -- and we all go to the microphones after the State of the Union and speak to people across the country.  The Republican Party and the Tea Party are actually fairly simpatico.

RUSH:  And CNN covered it. (chuckles) Nobody saw it, but they covered it.

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RUSH:  By the way, I don't mind somebody, Michele Bachmann a little clumsy in the use of the teleprompter.  I don't mind it at all.  She probably didn't need one, and that may be one of the reasons that she wasn't looking at the camera.  And one of the more hilarious headlines of the day is from Salon.com: "Why Does the GOP Hide its Agenda?"  It's an article about Bachmann and Paul Ryan's responses. (laughing) Hiding the agenda?  They laid it out.


END TRANSCRIPT
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:10:00 PM
~LOL~

BTW I can't tell from the picture, is Abby is cat or one of his two dogs?  
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:11:52 PM
~LOL~

BTW I can't tell from the picture, is Abby is cat or one of his two dogs?  

It looks like the size of one of my ragdolls.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:13:15 PM
And one of the more hilarious headlines of the day is from Salon.com: "Why Does the GOP Hide its Agenda?"  It's an article about Bachmann and Paul Ryan's responses. (laughing) Hiding the agenda?  They laid it out.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:14:30 PM
It looks like the size of one of my ragdolls.

ragdolls?  I won't ask....

I bet it is his cat, because his dogs are a very large breen and I think the newest is too old to be this small and Rush is very attached to his cat.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 26, 2011, 06:15:32 PM
..she is a baby sheepdog...they have another too...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:16:10 PM
And one of the more hilarious headlines of the day is from Salon.com: "Why Does the GOP Hide its Agenda?"  It's an article about Bachmann and Paul Ryan's responses. (laughing) Hiding the agenda?  They laid it out.


It is funny....but what they mean is that they want the GOP to specify the cuts.  And then, we'll all hear, "Women, children and minorities hurt most!"

Hey...isn't that another way of saying "White Man soon be keeping me down?"
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:18:37 PM
ragdolls?  I won't ask....

I bet it is his cat, because his dogs are a very large breen and I think the newest is too old to be this small and Rush is very attached to his cat.


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Ragdoll female "Baby"
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
..she is a baby sheepdog...they have another too...

baby as in miniature? 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:22:16 PM

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Ragdoll female "Baby"

She is beautiful.  My sister has four white Persians.... recently they learned of a yellow male Persian that someone moved and left behind and was being fed sporadically, she and my niece "rescued" him and he now resides with my nephew and his girlfriend, he is a funny looking little guy........  I'd have another cat but I don't think my dogs would take kindly to it...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:26:10 PM
She is beautiful.  My sister has four white Persians.... recently they learned of a yellow male Persian that someone moved and left behind and was being fed sporadically, she and my niece "rescued" him and he now resides with my nephew and his girlfriend, he is a funny looking little guy........  I'd have another cat but I don't think my dogs would take kindly to it...

Couldn't be a ragdoll in your group, because they're known for their passivity.  To a fault.  Thus the "ragdoll" name.

When you pick them up a certain way they hang limp...not being able or be inclined to use the rear legs as weapons.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:27:49 PM
Couldn't be a ragdoll in your group, because they're known for their passivity.  To a fault.  Thus the "ragdoll" name.

When you pick them up a certain way they hang limp...not being able or be inclined to use the rear legs as weapons.

Well, she is a beauty..........
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 26, 2011, 06:33:05 PM

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Ragdoll female "Baby"

That's one hot tomato!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:33:56 PM
~LOL~ AC is in love.......

BTW she has wonderful markings!
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 06:42:08 PM
~LOL~ AC is in love.......

BTW she has wonderful markings!

yeah....like she's had her face in a bowl of milk!

Here's a couple more....


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as a kitten.....


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peeking......


Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 06:43:57 PM
How old is she?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 26, 2011, 07:29:23 PM

I hope she's legal .... (I'm soooo bad)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 09:43:25 PM
I don't have her anymore.

It cost over $2K to save her life the last time she and my girlfriend's bengal tussled.

Being a long hair, I hadn't noticed a wound that became infected.  Anyway, long story, she was on her last legs and was given a 50/50 chance of recovery.

So, I gave both of my 'girls' to my billiard partner/opponent's wife.  They now have 5.

Anyway....to answer your question, Rap....Baby is now going to be 8.  Anna is 13.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 09:45:42 PM
I don't have her anymore.

It cost over $2K to save her life the last time she and my girlfriend's bengal tussled.

Being a long hair, I hadn't noticed a wound that became infected.  Anyway, long story, she was on her last legs and was given a 50/50 chance of recovery.

So, I gave both of my 'girls' to my billiard partner/opponent's wife.  They now have 5.

Anyway....to answer your question, Rap....Baby is now going to be 8.  Anna is 13.

Hmm you gave up your cats for your girlfriend, who is a liberal....... definitely must be love  :-*
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 26, 2011, 09:48:25 PM
Hmm you gave up your cats for your girlfriend, who is a liberal....... definitely must be love  :-*

Yes, it was love.     ......of the cats.

Although I don't miss the hair all over the place.  (Her's don't shed)

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 09:54:27 PM
Yes, it was love.     ......of the cats.

Although I don't miss the hair all over the place.  (Her's don't shed)



My neighbor took to having her long hair black cat shaved .. fur and hairballs, I often wished we had considered that with our black longhair. 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 26, 2011, 10:11:27 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 26, 2011, 10:12:04 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 26, 2011, 10:14:11 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 26, 2011, 10:20:44 PM
~LOL~......... they are adorable and this is so unlike the image people have of Rush.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 27, 2011, 06:29:51 PM
Palin Zings Obama Speech: WTF
January 27, 2011


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BEGIN TRANSCRIPT


RUSH: Sarah Palin last night was on with Van Susteren on Fox.  Van Susteren said, "A lot of Americans aren't doing well.  I'm okay, but a lot of Americans need jobs.  What are we going to do about jobs?  Do you have an idea that's any different from what the president said last night, because we're all looking for options?"

PALIN:  That was a tough speech to have to sit through and try to stomach because the president is so off base in his ideas on how it is that he believes government is gonna create jobs.  Obviously government growth won't create any jobs.  It's the private sector that can create the jobs.  His theme last night in the State of the Union was the WTF, you know, "Winning the future," and I thought, okay, that acronym, spot on, there are a lot of WTF moments throughout that speech, Greta.

RUSH: (laughing) Sarah Palin, "A lot of WTF moments in the speech."  So Van Susteren said, "You mentioned the Tea Party.  So I have to ask you about last night.  The Republican response from Paul Ryan was good, from Wisconsin. And then Michele Bachmann had the Tea Party response. And there was a lot of grumbling behind-the-scenes at the Capitol last night about her giving the Tea Party response.  What's your thought, was she trying to steal the thunder from the party? Is she a spoiler? Is she going rogue? Or is she doing something important?"

PALIN:
  I love it when anybody goes rogue for the right reasons, and -- no.  I appreciated that her message complemented Representative Ryan's message, and that was fine.  Both of their messages, too, those conservative, common-sense messages that they had on how to get the economy back on the right track were really good, and they were sound.  They were sound because they were in opposition to President Obama's message, which basically was, "Hey, the era of big government, it's here as long as I am, and I'm gonna find a way to make you pay for big government."  That was the president's message.

RUSH:  Exactly right.  The era of big government is back and you're gonna pay for it.  All the while, the president was trying to sound Reaganesque.



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ROFL!   Sarah Palin crushed this. 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 27, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
Her WTF comment last night cracked me up, she really knows how to say what she knows is going to get people all wee-weed up......
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 31, 2011, 08:19:14 PM
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Punkin demands dogs get off couch to make room for her.

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 31, 2011, 08:19:50 PM
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Punkin demands dogs get off couch to make room for her.

~LOL~
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 31, 2011, 10:06:46 PM
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_013111/content/01125109.member.html (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_013111/content/01125109.member.html)


Flashback: What Did Obama's Apologies in Cairo Buy for Us?
January 31, 2011


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT



RUSH: "The leader of Jordan's powerful Muslim Brotherhood warned Saturday that unrest in Egypt will spread across the Mideast and Arabs will topple leaders allied with the United States.  Hammam Saeed's comments were made at a protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman, inspired by massive rallies in neighboring Egypt ...  About 100 members of the fundamentalist group and activists from other leftist organizations and trade unions chanted 'Mubarak, step down' and 'the decision is made, the people's revolt will remain.'"  The Muslim Brotherhood has said the first thing they'll do is tear up the Egyptian treaty with Israel. 

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Jimmy Carter's out there saying the Muslim Brotherhood's not behind this.  The Muslim Brotherhood says they are.  Obama says we support the Muslim Brotherhood.  The Muslim Brotherhood says, "We're gonna tear up any country that has any relationship with the United States," and Pharaoh Obama of Chicago says, "Well, I'm down for that struggle."  I just got a report from an expert involved in matters like this.  "According to the news agencies, about 250,000 people gathered around Egypt to protest," and 250,000 looks like a lot of people on TV.  The population of Egypt is 80 million, so 250,000 (if the math is right) is .3% of the population.

I mean, there's no doubt you get 250,000 people upset and angry about something it's news, because unusually Egyptians don't protest the government for any reason.  But this is not exactly a democrat mandate, either.  Point three percent of the peoples?  I mean, by that standard Farrakhan's Million Man March shoulda made him president.  Isn't that what we're talking about here?  You got 250,000 people, "You gotta get rid of Mubarak."  Obama says, "We support the uprising."  Biden says, "Get rid of Mubarak.  He's not a dictator, but get rid of him."  Andrea Mitchell (NBC News) says that's a typical Joe misspeak; we'll look past it.  So .3% of the population starts raising hell and the reaction is, "We gotta make this guy president, the Muslim Brotherhood, get rid of Mubarak." It's important to keep these things in perspective.

Let's go back.  I want to review some Obama speeches.  We're gonna get to other news items, folks. Don't think for a moment that old El Rushbo is gonna be distracted from other things in the news out there such as health care and the waivers, such as 40% of all employees exempted from Obamacare are unionized.  Forty percent are members of unions, 40% of all people exempt with these waivers.  There's that, there's a lot of stuff out there.  We'll start with Friday night in Washington, the White House.  Obama, speaking about the unrest in Egypt.

OBAMA: Around the world, governments have an obligation to respond to their citizens.  That's true here in the United States, that's true in Asia, it is true in Europe, it's true in Africa, and it's certainly true in the Arab world where a new generation of citizens has the right to be heard.  When I was in Cairo shortly after I was elected president I said that all governments must maintain power through consent, not coercion.  That is the single standard by which the people of Egypt will achieve the future they deserve.

RUSH:  The guy is coming out... I had people... I'm gonna tell you, I had people... I was out to dinner with some friends Friday night in Los Angeles.  We went to the Grand Havana Club, one of the last civilized spots in the world, where you can smoke a cigar (as many as you want) and have dinner, quality food at the same time while watching a sports event on TV -- and everybody in the room and including the waitresses and waiters are smiling.  The Grand Havana Club, Beverly Hills, one of the last civilized spots.  I had my iPhone with me, and I'm checking e-mails, and I've got people saying, "Obama just came out in support of the Muslims!" 

"Wait, Mubarak's a Muslim." 

"Yeah, but these are the radicals! Obama's just come out and supported them."

This is the comment that they had heard.  You have .3% of the population protesting, and here's Obama say, "Well, yeah, we'd better listen to 'em out there."  Obligation to respond to their citizens?  So the truth is on.  They want Mubarak gone.  This regime is sidelining up their sights to get rid of Mubarak.  Here's Obama.  Let's go back to June 4th, 2009.  This is Obama.  He told the Muslim world that now that we have elected him -- and that the great Satan, Bush, was gone -- everything is gonna be hunky-dory.

OBAMA JUNE 4, 2009:  Much has been made of the fact that an African-American with the name "Barack Hussein Obama" could be elected.

AUDIENCE: (applause)

OBAMA: But my personal story is not so unique.  The dream of opportunity for all people has not come true for everyone in America but its promise exists for all who come to our shores -- and that nearly seven million American Muslims in our country today who, by the way, enjoy incomes and educational levels that are higher than the American average.

RUSH:  This always amazed me. Forgive me here if this offends some of you, but we're minding our own business on September 11th; our own airplanes are hijacked by Islamist Muslim radicals, 3,000 people end up dead, and we think we have to reach out to Muslims.  Obama gets elected, he goes over there, and gives this speech in Cairo as an apologist for the United States.  It's always perplexed me.  Some people, it rubbed 'em the wrong way.  Obama talks about must exhibit a responsibility to its citizens.  Tell that to the Tea Party.  Using Obama's own logic, the Tea Party ought to find somebody and they should be president today.  Obama, this regime, its media certainly have more love, devotion, and acceptance of the Muslim Brotherhood than they do the Tea Party. 

So if the Muslim Brotherhood .3% of the Egyptian population, should be named leaders simply because of this protest, what should that mean for the Tea Party?  How come Obama didn't say anything during the Iranian protests?  I mean, we had average Iranian citizens trying to get rid of the mullahs and Ahmadinejad.  What percent of the population was Iran was protesting them?  I'll guarantee you it was a lot more than .3%.  Now, we didn't say anything about that.  They gotta listen to citizens out there.  Well, I don't know about a "Sputnik moment," but didn't Obama had an Egypt moment back on November 2nd?  Didn't the people speak?  Obama seems to have largely ignored it.  In fact, he's doubling down here on all kinds of things.  Back to Cairo, June 4th, 2009.  Obama apologizing.

OBAMA JUNE 4, 2009:  Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences in my country and around the world.  Events in Iraq have reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible.  9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country.  The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases it led us to act contrary to our traditions and our ideas. (sic) We are taking concrete actions to change course.  I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year. [2010]

RUSH:  Well, I don't know about torture, but Gitmo is still open.  But how about this whole bite?  "Iraq was a war of choice that provoked strong differences."  We paid no attention to "our traditions and ideals"?  Of what, defending ourselves?  But now this same guy can't wait to embrace the Muslim Brotherhood, whoever it is that's responsible for this uprising, and what are these people demanding?  They're demanding freedom, they're demanding democracy.  That's why Bush went into Iraq.  Obama has apologized for that. "Nah, we shoulda done consensus. We shoulda done diplomacy."  So I said earlier in the program: How in the world do you leave Bush out of the equation?  If you're gonna praise these guys, the Muslim Brotherhood or whoever this, for being a pro-democracy movement -- if you're gonna praise them -- then don't you have to link what happened in Iraq and the desire for similar freedom elsewhere in the Middle East? 

Obama wasn't through apologizing in his Cairo speech.

OBAMA JUNE 4, 2009:  In the middle of the Cold War the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government.  Now, I understand those who protest that some countries have weapons that others do not.  No single nation should pick and choose which nation holds nuclear weapons, and that's why I strongly reaffirmed America's commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons.

AUDIENCE:
(applause)

RUSH:  Oh, yeah, let's hear a standing O for that because his audience knows, "Fine, Mr. Obama. You get rid of yours so that we'll be the only ones that have any, 'cause we have no intention of not developing nuclear weapons."  So this nation was sold out June 4th, 2009. He hadn't even been in office six months and he's over in Cairo selling us out, blaming us for everything, blaming our nukes. "We don't have the right to determine who's got nukes and who don't."  Well, the ChiComs certainly think they do; the Russians certainly think they do.  Hell, Obama even apologized for Bush's attempts to spread freedom!

OBAMA JUNE 4, 2009:  There's been contr'versy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq.  So let me be clear: No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation, by (sic) any other.

RUSH: Have you forgotten this?  You hear this, and doesn't it...? It just makes your blood boil again.  Impose freedom?  Freedom is not an imposition.  We don't impose; we liberate.  Obama doesn't even see that, or doesn't want to see it.  But wait a minute, now, he's kinda caught pretzeled, is he not?  Because he's promoting a democratic uprising.  He's in support of the promotion of democracy.  He's embracing it.  But, boy, that Bush was a bad, bad guy.  What did all these apologies buy us?  What did we get as a result of our president running around saying all these things?  Well, here is a montage Friday and Sunday, CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Christine Romans, AP's Hamza Hendawi, a former Navy SEAL, and John King at CNN talking about anti-government protests in Egypt.

ZAKARIA:  During a demonstration, anti-American anger was palpable.

ROMANS: ...t'voice some anti-American sediments. (sic)

HENDAWI:  Some of the protesters were carrying anti-American banners.

NAVY SEAL: With the anti-American rhetoric that's going on there right now...

KING:  The people don't trust us.  A lot of anti-American sentiment.

RUSH: Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.  How can that happen? Obama has been to Egypt. He apologized for us. He told everybody over there, "We've been wrong and we're gonna make it right. I'm president now, and we're not gonna do these horrible, rotten things to you that my predecessors have done.  I'm apologizing," and still with Barack Hussein Pharaoh Obama now, President of the United States going into his third year, there's still anti-American sentiment in Egypt.  How can this be?  Where is the love? Where his the consensus? Where is the appreciation in the radical capitals of the Middle East for our boy president who was so apologetic and so understanding and so promising and assuring that never again would the United States be a bully in that part of the world? Yet still, ladies and gentlemen, the Muslim Brotherhood as of this weekend is still promising to rip apart any country that has ties with the United States, even while Pharaoh Obama is the leader.  It's supposed to be just the opposite.  June 2, 2009.  This is couple days before the Obama speech, Lara Logan, CBS News live from Cairo.

LOGAN JUNE 2, 2009: (accented) Sunset in Cairo. The call to prayer rings out.  Thousands fill the mosques for Friday prayers.  Mooslims around the world are paying close attention to the overtures made by Barack Obama from his first moment as president.  America's new leader has raised the hopes of Mooslims all over the world who now expect to which of one man.

RUSH: (impression) "The hopes of Muslims all over the world rested on one man, Barack Obama.  The hopes of Muslims all over the world," and Egypt burns despite one man: Pharaoh Obama.


BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Obama's aides, by the way, just so you know, Obama's aides in the regime claim that his Cairo speech inspired Iranians.  Now, people forget, there was a big public Iranian uprising in 2009, and you may not even remember it.  It wasn't widely reported, but it was much, much larger than this, and they are still in Iran, they're still hanging members of the public who protested against the regime in Iran.  They're still hanging 'em.  And when that happened, Obama's aides claimed that it was his Cairo speech that inspired the Iranian uprising, but his speech was never broadcast in Iran.  They blocked it.  Besides, there was nothing inspiring in that speech anyway. All there was in that speech was my country's been guilty but never again since I'm here.


END TRANSCRIPT

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on January 31, 2011, 11:55:48 PM
I am starting to think about Nostradamus these days,
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 08:58:33 PM

Punkin Demands Top Billing
February 1, 2011



BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

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RUSH: I went home last night. A lot of people have been complaining to me ever since, on our Facebook page and at RushLimbaugh.com, we have been posting a lot of pictures of me and the dogs, and the cat-lovers in the audience are afraid that somehow Punkin's gone or has left the house in protest or has been relegated to irrelevance.  I'm getting e-mails: "What about Punkin? What about Punkin?  Are her feelings hurt?  My gosh, you never even talk about her anymore!"  Okay.  All right.  So I went and got Punkin and had Kathryn take couple pictures of me with Punkin almost asleep on my shoulder. (interruption) Punkin?  Yes, she recognized me.  She recognized me. (interruption)

Yeah, I was gone for four days.  She recognizes me.  She lets me know.  (interruption) Well, she was mad on Sunday when I got back.  She always is mad when I've been gone for four days. She comes and headbutts me in bed and so forth.  Nah, she was cool.  She demanded top billing so no dogs in this picture, just two pictures of me and Punkin. Then she demanded top billing alone, not even me. So I put her on top of the sofa and took a great picture of her. There's three of them up there, just to let people know that Punkin's still around and ruling the roost.  But I ran the risk of death, according to the news report yesterday that you could die if you sleep with your animals.  Punkin was right there on my shoulder.  I'm alive today to talk about it. 


END TRANSCRIPT

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 09:30:53 PM





Reagan-Appointed Judge Saves America from Health Care Disaster


February 1, 2011


BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

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RUSH: A federal judge has just ruled all of Obamacare void, unconstitutional.  He has not said it may continue to be implemented under appeal.  This ruling, ladies and gentlemen, demonstrates that we cannot tweak Obamacare. We can't throw out the parts we don't like but keep some things we do like and then build on that.  Even a federal judge -- a Reagan appointee, by the way, about which I'm gonna have more to say in mere moments. But this regime all of a sudden the last couple weeks loves Reagan, right?  Obama's out there as Reagan. He wanted to be Reaganesque at the State of the Union.  The Drive-Bys are singing the praise of Ronald Reagan.

Fine. 

Absolutely wonderful. 

We need to remind everybody, this is a Reagan-appointed federal judge and that we are living not under a Reagan economy but Obama economy. Hooverville. Obamaville.  So where are we?  A federal judge has realized you cannot work this health care law without this mandate tax.  He has seen it. There's some brilliant, brilliant writing from this judge.  Let me give you an example: "It is difficult to imagine that a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Company a monopoly and imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold in America would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place." 

This is brilliant.  It is commonsense simplicity equaling brilliance.  "It's difficult to imagine a nation which began, at least in part, as the result of opposition to a British mandate giving the East India Tea Company a monopoly in the colonies and then imposing a nominal tax on all tea sold," leading to the Boston Tea Party. "It is difficult to imagine that [the Founders] would have set out to create a government with the power to force people to buy tea in the first place."

(New Castrati impression) "Mr. Limbaugh! Mr. Limbaugh! This was not about tea, and you know it. This was about health insurance."

Mr. New Castrati, if they can force us to buy health insurance, they can force us to buy broccoli. 

"That's not what it means, Mr. Limbaugh!"

With people like you in charge, Mr. New Castrati? Once you people get it in your heads that you can force us to buy health insurance, what's to stop you from making us buy a stupid electric car? 

That's why this is unconstitutional, and there's no implementing it while it's under appeal.  So where are we?  What happens if Obama ignores it?  Everything I've read from the regime says, "Eh, it's an outlier. It's surprisingly insufficient."  They have objected to it every which way but legally.  I have not read a legal response to this ruling from the regime.  So if Obama ignores it, he's defying a federal court.  I can't remember... Well, yes, I can.  I was going to say, "I can't remember when a president has openly defied a federal court," but Obama did via Ken Salazar with the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico, after the rig explosion out there.

But a president, an administration, openly defying a federal court ruling is an extremely serious constitutional crisis, whether the media thinks it is or not.  Again, I just ask you: If Nixon had ignored the judiciary during Watergate, what do you think would have happened? Liberals woulda gone nuts about it.  So is Obama going to uphold the law and comply with the Constitution, or not?  Whatever court does down the road is beside the point.  The ruling of the day is the law is unconstitutional; it has been voided.  The regime must legally deal with this, and they will. If they ask for a stay, then they are acknowledging the ruling and admitting that they understand it. It doesn't matter that it might be overturned later.
The law of the land right now is this is unconstitutional.  We have three branches: Legislative, executive, judiciary.  The executive cannot tell the legislative or the judicial what to do.  This bunch thinks they can.  Senator Chuck-U Schumer was asked about the three branches.  I don't know if he was serious or not.  Some people think he was serious.  He said, "You have the House, the Senate, and the president." I wouldn't doubt if he were serious.  We do know that this regime violated and ignored a federal court order on their drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.  So we have an increasingly lawless president. 

"Did you mean to say that, Mr. Limbaugh?" 

Yes, I did, Mr. New Castrati. 

We have an increasingly lawless president.  Look at his attack on the Supreme Court over Citizens United, plus his administration saying they'll continue to implement this law. (CBS had that story last night.)  What you see is a lawless, statist mentality -- and, in this case, unconstitutional behavior -- if the regime does not comply with the court.  Plain and simple.  Now the media is out attacking Vinson, the judge.  They're retracing his own history with our health care system, how he had to pay $700 cash or some such thing to afford the birth of his first child.  As though there's something criminal or corrupt or whatever. They're doing their best.  They're not trying to defend Obamacare.  They are going out and attacking the judge. 

They never examine the history, the past of liberal judges.  I think, folks, that we should proudly play up the fact that Judge Vinson is a Reagan nominee.  The left now loves Reagan.  They've been invoking Reagan since the buildup to Obama's State of the Union show.  "He's Reaganesque! He's been reading all about Reagan! He tried to sound Reaganesque on the economy in the State of the Union show."  Obama loves Reagan now.  So I assume that Obama would love the judges that Reagan appointed.  Vaughn Walker, the judge in San Francisco who ruled for same-sex marriage, was also appointed by Reagan; they love him.  Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed to the US Supreme Court by Reagan; they love her. 

I would assume if they're going to be consistent, that they will looove Judge Vinson.  I think also... Didn't this regime ignore a law regarding Arizona during the Arizona illegal immigrant law?  I have to double-check that.  But I think it's good.  We should encourage the State-Controlled Media to identify who appointed this judge, because not only was this judge's decision brilliant and courageous, most people agree with it.  We should be shouting this from the rooftops. Two-thirds of the American people don't want Obamacare.  Two-thirds want it repealed.  Here comes a judge who is on the side all of significant majority. Proudly proclaim his name: Judge Vinson! Proudly proclaim who nominated him: Ronald Reagan!

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Brilliant decision.  Reagan judge! Reagan judge! This Reagan-appointed judge upheld the Constitution, struck down Obamacare. It's great for conservatism. People on our side who believe the era of Reagan is over, you can slink away now and come outta your hole in a couple of weeks.  For now the era of Reagan is alive and well and may have saved the United States from a transformation into pure, utter socialism.  Long live Ronald Reagan and long live Judge Vinson, and long live all of Reagan's appointees.  Two-thirds of the American people agree with the judge.  The administration loves Ronald Reagan all of a sudden.  We should mention Ronald Reagan appointing this judge as often as John Kerry's Vietnam service is mentioned, which is every time his name is mentioned.  Let the people know who stands with the Constitution and who does not.


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A lot of support articles today for the monologue I just presented, the Morning Bell at the Heritage Foundation just has a fabulous review of this ruling and what it all means.  What you really need to know is that there was some erroneous original reporting that said the regime can continue to implement while they appeal.  They cannot.  This law has been voided.  It has been ruled unconstitutional.  And I heard earlier today that Obama is sequestered behind closed doors today, not having any public meetings for most of the day.  It is said that he's meeting with advisors over what's going on in Egypt.  Ha.  I don't believe that for a minute.  There may be some of that going on.  I think there is abject panic over this ruling.  For crying out loud, folks, you know it as well as I do, this is the linchpin, this is the foundation of the new America.  They were hoping to sneak in this ability the federal government mandate people have something by virtue that not have something and that once it's been established that it's constitutional you have to buy health insurance or face a penalty or maybe jail time, where would it be constitutional to say that they can't make you buy a gun?  What if some Republican regime comes along next time and says you gotta have a gun?  It's sophistry to think that anything of the sort is in the Constitution.

I'll tell you Judge Vinson's reference to the original Tea Party was really a great poke in the eye for the Democrats and the media.  I mean he coulda cited any number of examples, but I mean to take that one, I mean that was just ng, ng, ng, ng, I'm gonna jam this in the nearest orifice I can find and I'm not stopping 'til I hear a lot of pain, ng, ng, ng, ng.  As we know, this bunch hates the founding.  Well, they don't hate it; it's a problem for them, rhe whole notion.  If you can mandate that anybody or everybody buy health insurance, what's to keep President Palin and a Republican Congress mandating that you buy a gun and that you shoot caribou with it?



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RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, about what a "teachable moment" Tucson was, even when it wasn't teachable moment.  My question is: Why aren't we hearing what a teachable moment these Middle East uprisings are -- or are they teaching the wrong lessons?  The dangers of runaway power and unresponsive governments.  This is what our regime is telling us we need to learn.  This is what happens when you have an unresponsive government, runaway power.  They could be talking about themselves.  They say Mubarak hasn't listened to his people.  Really?  (chuckles)  Is this regime listening to us?  We don't want and have never wanted their health care. 

You remember how so many of the Democrats refused to even go to public events or attend town halls during the last campaign.  They didn't want to hear from their constituents.  So let's hope this is a lesson.  Here's another passage, by the way, from Judge Vinson's ruling voiding Obamacare, making it unconstitutional.  "I note that in 2008 then Senator Obama supported a health care reform proposal that did not include an individual mandate because he was, at that time, strongly opposed to the idea, stating, 'If a mandate was the solution, we can try to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house.'" 

Judge Vinson put this in the ruling, and Judge Vinson is right.  Obama opposed a mandate.  Do you know why? Because Hillary Clinton was for one, and during the campaign he was trying to distinguish himself from her, and when she came out for the individual mandate, he reamed it. He obliterated the whole point of a mandate.  He said we can't do it that way.  That's not the right way to go about it.  We need to do it in other ways.  The words of the framers.  Obama's a constitutional scholar, folks; he taught constitutional law.  More properly, he taught how to subvert the Constitution to a bunch of ACORN types when he was in Chicago. 


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on February 01, 2011, 09:45:33 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=82229&tsp=1 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=82229&tsp=1)

SF supes take on Rush Limbaugh and his racist comments

Rush Limbaugh: Apologize. That's what Supervisor Eric Mar is demanding in a resolution he introduced today. Mar's resolution came in response to comments that Limbaugh made on his Jan. 19 radio show in which he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech at the White House.

The right-wing commentator said, ''Hu Jintao: He was speaking and they weren't translating. They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha.''

Limbaugh's remarks drew condemnation from Asian-American lawmakers, including state Sen. Leland Yee, civil rights groups and others. Now San Francisco is poised to weigh in.

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 09:51:42 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=82229&tsp=1 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/cityinsider/detail?entry_id=82229&tsp=1)

SF supes take on Rush Limbaugh and his racist comments

Rush Limbaugh: Apologize. That's what Supervisor Eric Mar is demanding in a resolution he introduced today. Mar's resolution came in response to comments that Limbaugh made on his Jan. 19 radio show in which he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao's speech at the White House.

The right-wing commentator said, ''Hu Jintao: He was speaking and they weren't translating. They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha.''

Limbaugh's remarks drew condemnation from Asian-American lawmakers, including state Sen. Leland Yee, civil rights groups and others. Now San Francisco is poised to weigh in.

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Bottom line.....Rush is on RADIO.  As an entertainer, he must hold the listener's interest.  It was no different than iconic comedians doing skits on television....whether it be a drunk proud Russian or a Chinese Dry Cleaner.  People need to get over it!  

And furthermore, this will only draw more curious people to his radio show, IMO
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 01, 2011, 09:56:47 PM
 ~LOL~ a REAGAN judge!

Today the administration trotted out the canard that they have won 12-2 so far..... they are counting the 10 cases thrown out because the plaintiffs had no standing as a constitutional win in their column.  Megan Kelly almost laughed her guest off the air over this,
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 10:01:11 PM
~LOL~ a REAGAN judge!

Today the administration trotted out the canard that they have won 12-2 so far..... they are counting the 10 cases thrown out because the plaintiffs had no standing as a constitutional win in their column.  Megan Kelly almost laughed her guest off the air over this,


The very same REAGAN that the LEFT is now adoring? [/s]
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 01, 2011, 10:02:14 PM

The very same REAGAN that the LEFT is now adoring?

Yes!  the REAGAN that obama is pretending to be this week..
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 10:05:54 PM

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 01, 2011, 10:10:25 PM

Those are great..........(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z187/charlan46/Mouse-vi.gif)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 10:15:03 PM
Those are great..........(http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z187/charlan46/Mouse-vi.gif)


ROFL!    Isn't that "Ben"?   He's cute.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 01, 2011, 10:40:28 PM
Lawless Regime to Ignore Ruling


February 1, 2011


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RUSH: It appears, ladies and gentlemen, the regime is just going to ignore the judge's ruling.  We go now to... Who is this?  Jean Cummings, the managing editor of The Politico.  She was asked, "What's the administration gonna do?"

CUMMINGS: I think the administration is just going to move forward and hope for the best and hope that they get the ruling that they argue they deserve.  Clearly this judge in Florida went further than anyone else did, and basically put the entire issue of the law now before the Supreme Court once the case gets there.  But the Supreme Court would have had the ability to review the whole law anyway.  So whether these negative rulings are narrow or broad doesn't really change the process that this issue is on, and that is resolution in the Supreme Court.

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RUSH: Right.  Well, but it does.  See this is the key, and this is where, as I mentioned earlier, any one of the 26 attorney generals who have filed suit can move now and ask for an immediate ruling from Judge Vinson. The minute the signal is made that the regime is gonna ignore his ruling, somebody needs to consult him again, and that's what this sounds like.  Well, you know, they're just gonna keep going 'cause everybody knows it's gonna go to the Supreme Court anyway. So we'll just wait until he gets there.  In the meantime, they're just gonna move forward.  They're just going to move forward on all of this. It doesn't surprise me.  Frankly, it's what I expected from them. This is an increasingly lawless administration anyway.  Ignoring the judiciary.  I just want you to think back again: What would happen if Nixon had done this during Watergate.

"What are you gonna do?  The judge has ruled."

Nixon says, "I'm not gonna pay any attention to 'em. Screw 'em. We're just gonna keep going." 

There could have nuclear blowoffs, explosions going off all over Washington, DC. 

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RUSH: We spent a lot of time in the previous hour explaining severability, lack of a severability clause.  I'm certain, as I said, that the regime did not want to play around with any severability, particularly because of the mandate and the fundraising aspect that was crucial to having the mandate that 32 million people (well, everybody) buy insurance or at least pay a fine if they don't.  Now, the judge said that he's not going to sever the individual mandate from the rest of the law because it was not possible to do so given the structure of the law and how it all revolves around the mandate -- which it does, which was my point.  It all resolves around the mandate.  But there's plenty of arrogance to go along the part of the regime, too, in this.

Now, the judge said something else. He didn't write this but essentially he said: I'm not a legislator; I'm not gonna rewrite the law.  So I just voided all of it. 

Now, the left is out there saying he's an activist judge.  If he were an activist judge, he would have rewritten it.  That's what activist judges do.  Activist judges take a law they don't like and rewrite it so that it will pass their version of constitutional muster.  They'd put a tax increase or whatever in it.  This guy said, look, this thing is flawed, it's unconstitutional, and I'm voiding it. The whole thing.  Which takes us back to this sound bite, again, Jean Cummings at Politico.  She was asked this afternoon on television: What the regime do as a result of this ruling?  (replaying of sound bite)  Look... (sigh) These people, Ms. Cummings as an example, really, honestly, folks, they make this job very hard. Because what she just said is senseless. 

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What she just said is ignorant.  I do not like talking this way about people.  She's clueless.  It is clear she hasn't the slightest idea what she's talking about. (interruption) I know people have told her that, but that's the point. You know, the people that she wants to hear certain things told her what she wanted to hear, and she went out and reported it.  "I think the administration, they're just gonna move forward. They're gonna hope for the best and hope they get the rules that they argue they deserve."  They deserve?  Gee, they deserve to be able to act extra-constitutionally?  "This judge in Florida went further than anyone else did," she said, "and basically put the entire issue of the law now before the Supreme Court, once the case gets there. 

"But the Supreme Court would have had the ability to review the whole law anyway, so whether these negative rulings are narrow or broad doesn't really change the process that this issues on, and that is resolution in the Supreme Court."  Negative ruling?  This was a positive ruling.  It reaffirmed the constitutional premise of individual liberty and limited federal power.  It's a very positive ruling.  You know what she's saying? "Essentially, the judge never ruled.  Well, it doesn't matter what he said 'cause everybody know it's gonna go to the Supreme Court."  How does everybody know that?  It's gonna go to the Supreme Court 'cause of what this guy did!  And tell me, if this case doesn't matter, why did the regime defend in this case? 

They sent a lawyer to defend. They presented their case to Judge Vinson just as the opponents of Obamacare presented their case to Judge Vinson.  So if the case doesn't matter, why did they even bother to show up and defend themselves in court on this case?  Clearly it matters. It's very sad that this is the state of competence that we have in big time media.  "Well, you know, they're just gonna move forward. They're gonna hope for the best, and hope to get the rules that they argue they deserve."  Ms. Cummings, what...? The whole thing has just been thrown out.  It's just been ruled unconstitutional.  That means it stops; it has been voided. 

Apparently what she's been told is the real news here is the regime's just gonna ignore this on the premise that it's gonna end up on the Supreme Court anyway. So we're just gonna keep implementing this until it gets there, and there are I must stress again (to the point of having to apologize and being redundant) there are people who think that the judge's ruling gave them permission to keep implementing under appeal.  He didn't.  So as I said in the first hour, the next thing to happen is one of the attorney generals from these 26 states can go back to Judge Vinson and say, "The regime is ignoring your ruling.  We need an injunction. We need something," and then the regime would have to go argue that. That would, of course, then make the point of what we are all up against.

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RUSH: John Lewis has weighed in, ladies and gentlemen, on all this.  This afternoon on television he was asked the following question:  "The Supreme Court will probably decide it by a 5-4 ruling and the odds are that it could go against the administration.  Doesn't this throw all of its planning into jeopardy?"

LEWIS:  There have been two "jerges" rulings against a section of the law, and two "jerges" ruling in favor of the law. I'm sure the administration will appeal and we will wait for the decision of the United States Supreme Court, but I believe health care is a right and not a privilege. I think the president and the administration and the Democrats in the Congress did what was right to set us on a path to providing comprehensive health care for all of our citizens and we cannot go back. We've come too far.

RUSH:  Come too far, in violating the Constitution.  We've taken too many steps beyond where the Constitution says we can go to come back.  We've been there and we've gone so far over the line where the Constitution says we shouldn't go that we shouldn't have to go back. I crossed that bridge once before.  I don't want to have to walk back across that bridge.  John Lewis on the Obamacare ruling.  We've come too far to go back now. 

Lamont, Illinois.  James, you're next on the EIB.

CALLER:  Once and for all we have to put to rest the idea that health insurance is anything like automobile insurance.  Driving is a privilege.  You must pass an eye test, a written test, a road test, and you must provide proof of financial responsibility.  The Illinois law, when it first went into effect, you could post a bond.  Now, nobody does that.  They simply buy liability insurance.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER: And liability insurance pays others, should you be judged liable in operating an automobile on a public road.  My mom is 94.  She doesn't drive.  She doesn't have to buy automobile insurance.

RUSH:  Right.

CALLER:  And you can buy lots of things from insurance companies.  Annuities, stuff like that.  Now, in a matter of the court decision, if the president goes ahead and starts enforcing the health insurance law, I believe he would be in contempt of court.

RUSH:  No question about it.

CALLER:  If that was a Supreme Court, a federal court decision, I think that it would be incumbent upon the US Marshals, which are the enforcement arm of the US courts, to arrest the president --

RUSH:  Well --

CALLER:  -- and hold him for contempt of court.

RUSH:  I don't know about that.  You know, those kinds of things involving presidents, I don't know.  But it is clear, it is clear that this judge has voided the law and it appears the regime is just gonna say, screw it, we're gonna keep implementing.  If they're not stopped, keep doing it, some AG is going to have to go back to Judge Vinson and --

CALLER: And get a contempt of court ruling.

RUSH: Yeah, or some other ruling.  I don't know if it would be called contempt of court.  Obama is already in contempt of the American people by just this whole health care bill in itself.  He's already in contempt of the people.

CALLER:  Yes.

RUSH: He's already doing things the American people don't want.  Now he is defying, it appears, a federal judge.  The rest of us can't do this.

CALLER:  Well, if it's a federal judge, then the US Marshals may be after him.

RUSH:  Well, do you really expect that?  Do you really expect the federal marshals will be knocking on the Oval Office door?

CALLER:  Maybe the American people should be expecting that.

RUSH:  Well, that's a different thing.  But I hear you.  Don't misunderstand.  These kinds of things are different with presidents, and for certain reasons.  I know that the media would have loved to frog march Karl Rove out of the Oval Office.  They would have loved to frog march Bush out of there over what he said were lies about Iraq and all that. I'm glad James called because that is an illustration of the seriousness of this.  We have a certain percentage of people in the country who believe the federal government's all powerful, whatever they want to do they can do, and the judge says it doesn't matter.  People do think that presidents are above the law.  And we've had some presidents who think they are above the law, particularly if they are confused and think that they are on some moral crusade that supersedes the law.  Anyway, James, I appreciate it.


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RUSH: Bill in St. Matthews, South Carolina.  I'm glad you called, sir.  Welcome to the program.

CALLER:  Hey, Rush, thanks for taking my call.

RUSH: Yes, sir.

CALLER: Hey, listen, I think people are missing the biggest thing.  It's not health care that just got ruled on.  Obama is basically backed himself into a game of Supreme Court roulette.  When this goes before the Supreme Court, it's not about health care.  This is about Obama.  And listen, he can't afford to lose this.  And because he can't afford to lose this, he will find a way not to go to the Supreme Court.  Listen, Rush, if he loses on the Supreme Court, his presidency is over.  So he has to circumvent this.  I predict he'll get with the Republicans and come out and say they're gonna fix health care, and he cannot let this go to the Supreme Court.

RUSH: Well, wait a second.  Two things.  If the Republicans fall for that, I can't see it.  Republicans bailing him out on -- number two, I'm not ready yet to accept the premise that his presidency is dead.  There might be a devious part of Obama that would love the Supreme Court to rule against him.  Gives him every opportunity to point out how the right wing and the enemies of the little people have taken over this country and how finally he is needed more than ever to make sure he gets his shot to appoint correct judges that are gonna recognize the needs of the downtrodden in this country, he's tried so far but this is what he's up against.  He is already on record as calling them out at the State of the Union speech two years ago on the Citizens United ruling.

I think he would love nothing more than an occasion and an opportunity to rip these people a new one and blow that place up, and use himself almost as a martyr.  We'll have to ask if Elena Kagan will have to recuse herself on any health care cases.  She argued a bunch of them.  You know, she was solicitor general for the regime for a time.  I'll have to ask my legal beagles about that.  I understand what you're saying.  It is about Obama.  If the Supreme Court says he is unconstitutional, I can see you thinking he can't tolerate that.  That's a repudiation he doesn't want.  This guy so dislikes the Constitution, that would just fit right in with his whole argument that it's outdated, needs drastic change and so forth and so on, but still an interesting point.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 03, 2011, 06:07:59 PM


This Never Happened in Dallas When J.R. Ewing Ran the Show
February 3, 2011

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RUSH: Mexico has had to provide electricity to Texas.  It is amazing.  I have friends, I have coworkers, I have colleagues on the ground in Dallas.  But they actually can't touch the ground because there's still a sheet of ice one-inch thick over -- and they're pouring sand on it, not salt.  It's a shame, too. Dallas is getting ripped through all kinds of media for being unprepared and uncaring.  I even saw (I forget who it was last night) somebody said, "Yeah, well, it's just because the Cowboys aren't playing in the game. That's why Dallas doesn't care."  That's silly.  There are establishments from Fort Worth all the way to Grapevine who have invested a lot of money getting ready for this week and they've had to shut down.  I'm talking about retail shops, bars and saloons with adult beverages and so forth.  The crowds aren't there. 

You tune in, you watch ESPN (I kinda smile at this) and these guys are freezing themselves. They're outside in Fort Worth, and at the Super Bowl you can see their breath. As they speak, their mouths are getting frozen, which is a benefit for the viewer in many cases at ESPN.  But Mexico has now had to provide electricity.  "Mexico will provide electricity to Texas to help the state weather an ice storm that has forced rolling blackouts."  So now we have to thank Mexico.  Dallas has... Pshew! Not effectively shut down, but it's been bad.  They have rolling blackouts in some areas. Some areas are without power for eight hours or more.  Schools are closed for the third straight day.  As I said, a lot of businesses can't open because of the power problems.  This never happened, this never happened when J. R. Ewing ran the show down there. Never one time. They were driving big cars all over the place down there, everybody was. It's just a shame we can't maintain traditions.  Mexico helping Texas out with electricity!

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RUSH: Now, I mentioned earlier Senator... Oh, let me grab a phone call here. We have people from Dallas who want to weigh in here. They're not happy down there when the news has gotten out that Mexico has to provide them electricity. (sigh) You know, I know Texans.  I have a lot of friends who are Texans.  I love going to Texas.  I've been to South Fork, and this story out there that Mexico is having to provide electricity for Texas -- particularly in Dallas during Super Bowl week -- is not sitting well.  Here's Andrew in Dallas. It's great to have you on the program, sir, and hello.

CALLER: Hey, brother Rush! It is an honor, a pleasure, and a privilege to speak with you, sir.

RUSH: I know. Thank you very much.

CALLER: It is absolutely crazy here in Dallas with all the ice -- and, yeah, the whole global warming thing? That's a freaking joke, let me tell you. I think a lot of the reason that we've had so much trouble with the power is what they've said on the local news stations is because a lot of the pipes going into the power plants as far as like the natural gas lines and the water-cooling pipes and all that stuff, it's not prepared for this kind of weather 'cause, you know, it's extremely out of the ordinary here.

RUSH: It is. Wind chills in the double digits below zero.

CALLER: Yep.

RUSH:
Temperatures in the single digits. It is highly unusual. So the cold weather is the culprit here in the power plant's ability to function and produce electricity?

CALLER: Right. The scariest thing about it is driving 'cause Texas people don't know how to drive on the ice, and it's the nature of my business that I drive a thousand miles a week.

RUSH: Wait a minute.

CALLER: So trying to watch out for all these people, it's scary, man.

RUSH: Wait. Who does know how to drive on ice?

CALLER: Well, definitely not Texans.

RUSH: Folks, driving... (interruption) All right, Snerdley.  Snerdley, is saying, 'Northerners know how to drive on ice." (interruption) I'm not talking slush, and I'm not talking snow.  I'm talking ice.  You can't stop.  There is an inch of ice on everything.  The temperature has gotten nowhere near freezing.  It isn't melting.  They're putting sand on top of the ice, not salt.  It isn't melting. Santa Claus would be having trouble down there -- and the fact that people down there aren't used to driving on, of course, is a factor.  Andrew, I appreciate the call.  This is Michael in Plano, Texas.  You're on the EIB Network, sir.  Hello.

CALLER:  Good morning, Rush.  It's a great honor to speak to you.  Terry byte dittos from cold Plano, Texas.

RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER:  I just wanted to call and tell you, I lost it yesterday morning. My wife thought I was having an aneurysm.  The business I work in is dealing with a lot of the power outages and branch outages that occurred to us because of these rolling blackouts that were instituted by a group called ERCOT [Electric Reliability Council of Texas]. They manage the unregulated utility companies in Texas.  And they were the ones that requested these rolling blackouts -- and they were all over the state. They weren't just in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

RUSH:  Oh, I know.  It's all over the state. 

CALLER:  They had this parade of people on the local news media about crying about being without the power, and I understand all that. But the media was just beating up on the utility companies, and I turned around at the TV, and I'm like, "That's not the story.  The story is why don't we have the capacity to deal with this?"  We haven't built a power plant in this state in God knows how many years because of all the environmental regulations and everybody screams about all that.  We can't build a power plant! We shouldn't have this problem and we certainly shouldn't have to be borrowing electricity from Mexico.

RUSH: I wouldn't borrow it, steal it! What are they gonna do?  How are you gonna give it back?

CALLER:  Exactly.  I told my wife, "This is the United States of America in the year 2011, and in the great state of Texas we're having to have rolling blackouts like a East German Soviet bloc country in the '60s."



RUSH:  I'm telling you... Look, I appreciate your call, Michael.  He's in Plano.  This is affecting them down there. Texas? In Texas, this is not what they're made of.  Rolling blackouts?  I mean, this is Texas.  They think they could secede and have a stronger economy than the rest of the country.  So it's grating on them down there, and he's exactly right.  And we're not even talking nuclear power plants.  It's just trying to ramp up and build even larger ones or brand-new ones.  You've gotta jump through hoops.  And it's not just in Texas, that's everywhere.  And, folks, let me tell you something: If Obama gets his way, rolling blackouts will be the new norm.  What do you think "green energy" is? 

"Mr. Limbaugh! Mr. Limbaugh! Do you have to politicize everything?" 

Look, Mr. New Castrati, I don't initiate anything here.  I react.  You know, I'm sitting here minding my own business, trying to enjoy life and have a great time on my 23rd year of this program.  I could phone it in, but the problem (well, my professionalism wouldn't permit me) is I get here every day and I have to look at how attacks on my country are materializing.  So we've gotta an administration that wants to somehow roll back prosperity in this country for whatever perverted reason.  So, yeah, here's some rolling blackouts in Texas.  What they're trying to do is come up with this new "green energy." They're throwing all kinds of money into it, bribing GE one way or the other. Maybe it's a mutual bribe, I don't know. It doesn't matter. 

The fact of the matter is that in weather like they're having in Texas and throughout the country, the windmills shut down -- and you need wind, anyway.  If there's no wind, you can't fake that.  You can't manufacture that.  The rolling blackouts would be the new norm.  Because, don't forget, as far as Obama and his crowd are concerned, we are wasting electricity. We're using way, way, way much more than our share -- and we have to learn to do with less.  We need to learn what the rest of the world has had to put up with because of us. It's time we learned. It's time we experienced the rigors of life that we have inflicted on others.  There are people in this country who view America in that way, and some of them now have positions of power and leadership in our administration. 

Dallas: Weekly Ewing Oil Staff Meeting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFL29tqVwXQ#)


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 03, 2011, 06:24:06 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 03, 2011, 10:43:20 PM
Mexico has had to provide electricity to Texas.

I was stunned to read this earlier today......  I cannot imagine this news is going to sit well in Texas of all states, they are also letting water out of Lake Austin at a higher level to try and generate power...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 03, 2011, 11:29:26 PM
Egypt & American Exceptionalism
February 3, 2011



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RUSH: Sandra in Clarksville, Indiana, welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER:  Yes.  I'm here, and I'm very glad to talk to you.  And is it all right if I call you "Rush"?

RUSH:  Yeah.  Feel free.

CALLER:  'Cause I feel like we're friends. (coughs) Excuse me.

RUSH:  That's all right.

CALLER:  Here's my question: Our country is very young and very new, and we're expected to do a lot of things throughout the world.

RUSH:  That's right.

CALLER:  Yet I'm looking at Egypt, and I see that they have had some sort of organized government for 5,000 years.  Wouldn't you think they'd get it straight now?

RUSH: (chuckles)

CALLER: It's perplexing.

RUSH:  Boy, you don't know it, but in the hands of a much less qualified host, you have just laid a perfect trap for a less qualified host to just stumble into and end his career.

CALLER: (giggling)

RUSH: I, as a highly trained broadcast specialist with seasoning and experience, recognize the trap.  You may not even be aware of the trap that you've set here.

CALLER:  I didn't.  I'm just a person here living in Clarksville.

RUSH:  You're just a person.  Okay. They've been around 5000 years; we've been around 250. Can't they get it right?

CALLER:  Yeah.  That is my question.

RUSH:  All right, well, who are "they"?

CALLER:  Anyone in Egypt who has the ability to --

RUSH:  Right.  Well, who are the Egyptians?

CALLER:  The Egyptian people?

RUSH:  Yeah?

CALLER:  The people who live there.

RUSH:  Where is Egypt?

CALLER:  It's a country.

RUSH:  Where?

CALLER:  (coughs) Excuse me.

RUSH:  Where is Egypt?

CALLER:  In the Middle East.

RUSH:  Technically it's part of Middle East, but actually it's on a continent.  What continent is it on?

CALLER:  It's on the African continent.

RUSH:  Okay.  Now, the less experienced host would end his career right here and there.  I know not to go there, in answering your question.


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RUSH:  I remember... I guess it was seventh grade, junior high. I even remember the teacher, Mrs. Langdon, when she started teaching us about Ancient Egypt. I got absorbed. I became fascinated with the things I was learning about.  King Tut, mummies, all of it. The pyramids.  I became totally captivated by it, and I remember asking, "What happened to it?"  You know, I'm, what, 13 in the seventh grade?  "What happen to it, because it was so advanced for its day?" Way advanced. When it was a Roman colony, it wasn't even close to what it was in the ancient Pharaoh Obama days.  And so the caller says, "What happened to it?  They've been around 5000 years." The answer, folks, really not complicated at all.

This is what happens to totalitarianism.

There has never been, in Egypt, a genuinely republican, freedom government.  There just hasn't been.  I remember in the early days of this broadcast's history, I'd get people calling here -- even when I worked in Sacramento, I would get the calls from people -- saying, "Well, African culture was leading the world at one time but then conquerors, conquistadors and others came along and stole it. They stole the culture," which always perplexed me.  Okay, you go someplace where there is a culture and then you steal it, right?  Well, what's to stop the people who had the culture stolen from simply keeping the culture going?  Culture is a behavior.  Culture is... I mean, you might steal the libraries, you might steal the churches or whatever, but you can't steal the values.  How did that happen?

You can adopt 'em, absorb them and so forth.  As far as, you know, Obama and his father are concerned, what happened to everybody over there is Great Britain.  That's exactly it. Great Britain is what happened.  Great Britain is what happened to India.  Great Britain is what happened to Ethiopia. Great Britain is what happened to Egypt. They came and colonized everything.  Lord Mountbatten! Lord Mountbatten was despised by the anti-colonialites, but he is Prince Charles' favorite human being and No. 1 mentor. Lord Mountbatten.  So what happened to it?  Why haven't they "matriculated" the ball down the field and become what we have?

That's a question that I ask every time I make a public appearance.  Have you ever wondered why...? I don't care if it's Egypt, Italy, it doesn't matter what nation you ask about.  They have all been around thousands of years.  The ChiComs in one degree or another, the Japanese, the Koreans. I don't care where you go. The Mongols.  I don't care where you go in this world, they've all been around longer as nations than the United States has.  How is it, then, that a population of less than 300 million people, in less than 275 years, came to rule the planet as a force of good with economic output that had never before seen. Lifestyles, standards of living, medical advancement, technological advancement, invention.

The twentieth century alone in this country! It's never before happened.  Why?  As I say, we're not better people.  Our DNA is not special.  We're not smarter. We're not better builders.  Hell, the Romans were amazing builders with what they had to work with.  Why didn't it last?  Well, there are debates about that.  But regardless, nobody has ever come close to us -- and we're but a speck of sand on the human timeline compared to some of these other nations, like she said: Egypt and other African nations.  Five thousand years they've been around, documented history.  Well, there has to be a reason. There has to be an explanation for how we were able to do this, and in that explanation, you're gonna find many of the reasons why there is America hatred in this country.

Because there's a lot of guilt over the fact that we did this.  A lot of people think that the only way we could have become the superpower that we became was by stealing and misappropriating the things from other people: Their valuable natural resources, their best and brightest minds. We stole it for our own selfish reasons.  There hasn't been a genuinely free, republican form of government in most of history for most of the world.  That's the answer.  We have it. That's American exceptionalism.  We're the first.  That's why those of us who love the Constitution genuinely love it.  You can call it a "fetish," I don't care.  It's why we genuinely love it.  It is that special.  There's only one earth, and there's only one chance we all have to live on it.

We are Americans.  Never before in the course of human existence has there been a place like this, and it's not because of where the place is.  It's a factor in certain ways, but whatever we don't have we import. Whatever we have excess of, we practically give away to people.  Any time a disaster happens on this planet where do they look first?  If anybody around the world needs serious medical treatment, why do they go?  Hell, they'll endow entire wings of hospitals to be treated here if they have to.  It's because of the Constitution.  It's because of the structure of our government, the nature of our existence.  It's all there in our founding documents.  We have been the least shackled people in human history.

The full measure of human potential's been on display since the founding of this country (actually, since before the founding, because that was part of the founding of this country) and it continues to be on display.  That is why so many of us cringe when we've got a president running around the world apologizing for this country.  It's why we cringe when we see people who look at it, don't like it or hate it and see the need to reform it and spread government, spread misery so that everybody's "equal," questioning our exceptionalism and suggesting that we "need to find out what life is really like around the world, to see what we've been imposing on people," and of course it's the exact opposite.  I've said this before.  I'll say it again because it's a great illustration.

I'm watching Phil Donahue, his afternoon syndicated show, and he had Laura Dern on there. She's 18 years old, as a guest, and she was practically hysterical describing what it's like to be an 18 year old to get up every day with the threat of nuclear holocaust happening on that day.  And Phil, of course, was doing everything he could to relate and understand and wringing his hands and said, "Yes," were it not for the accident of his birth, he could be living in squalor and poverty in Mexico.  The accident of his birth.  Well, if he wants to look at it that way, fine.  But here's the difference: Poor old Phil Donahue was overwhelmed with guilt over where he was born.  I remember watching.

I was shouting at the TV, "Hey, Phil? Rather than feeling guilty, why don't you feel proud and why don't you do what you can to help spread our way of life to everybody else around the world?"  That's what we want.  We want everybody in this country to experience the affluence, the opportunity that's possible here.  It's why we don't understand the constant drumbeat of running it down and ripping it to shreds and questioning its fairness and its validation.  We hear we're racist, sexist, bigot, homophobes. They're non sequiturs.  Those things do not equal what this country is.  So, yeah, it gets very frustrating when people want to tear this country apart, and it gets very scary when so many of 'em who feel that way have now real positions of power, both in the Congress and in the executive branch.


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RUSH: Peter in Seattle, you're great for holding on.  Thank you very much, and welcome to the program.

CALLER:  Thanks very much, Rush.  It's amazing to see you.  My mom listened to your show back 20 years ago and I can still hear her laughing in my head about you using the term feminazi.  So it's an honor to speak with you.

RUSH:  Thank you very much, sir.

CALLER:  Thank you.  I just wanted to say something relative to giving the Egyptians time to get their revolution together and to have a clear plan for what the future holds.  What was the time between the Boston Tea Party in the United States and the time we wrote the Constitution?

RUSH:  What was the time between the Boston Tea Party --

CALLER:  And the time the Constitution was written in the United States of America.

RUSH:  Time is short.  You tell me.

CALLER:  Sixteen years.

RUSH:  Sixteen years.

CALLER:  And I just think about the Egyptian people, 30 years under Mubarak is the equivalent of us being 30 years under Jimmy Carter.  That is a lot of frustration.

RUSH:  Well, now, that is an interesting way to put it, or 30 years under Obama.

CALLER:  Oh.  (laughing) 

RUSH:  He's right, though, the years are 1775, 1789.  So in this sense are you supporting the Egyptian peoples?

CALLER:  I am supporting the Egyptian people.  And the other thing is I think one institution they have that is tremendously powerful and positive for their country is the army.  Look at the restraint the army has showed and the respect it has for their Egyptian culture and their Egyptian people.

RUSH:  Well --

CALLER:  I believe that the army is a force that could be the stabilizing force during a period of transition.

RUSH:  You are very shrewd, sir.  You're the first to mention it on this program.  An interesting aspect of this is the position, the role that the Egyptian army is playing and will play when this is all over.  Thanks, Peter, very much.  I appreciate it. 


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I heard this "live" today and LOL'd.   I think he's going to get blowback on the African Continent comment.

As far as Peter, IMO.....the army brass will be the first targets to be arrested once the dust settles.  At least that's what happend when the Ayatollah Khomeni returned from Paris.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 03, 2011, 11:36:38 PM
Very interesting transcript.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 03, 2011, 11:43:26 PM
Very interesting transcript.

I love what Rush's take is.....that the USA proved what can be accomplished when you set the human spirit FREE!

And pointing out that Totalitarianism doesn't work and hasn't worked for 5000 years. 
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 03, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
I love what Rush's take is.....that the USA proved what can be accomplished when you set the human spirit FREE!

And pointing out that Totalitarianism doesn't work and hasn't worked for 5000 years. 

It is what has always made American Exceptualism....   progressives keep trying to kill the spirit that made us what we are..... and we keep pushing back.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on February 04, 2011, 06:00:51 AM
Thanks, DC.  I didn't get to hear Rush live in this brilliant translation of human events.

To those of us of a certain generation it's like, duh, it's
just as I learned it in school.  Although my teachers didn't necessarily label it as such, I recognize now what they were teaching me was American exceptionalism. 
And as a sponge, just over from Sicily, I soaked it up.  And that's why today I AM A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN and not a scum-sucking liberal.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 04, 2011, 09:41:38 PM


Why is Ronald Reagan a Hero?
February 4, 2011



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RUSH: And who's next?  Mike, Falls Church, Virginia, nice to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello, sir.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  I, um... I'm calling because... Well, first of all, I'm a liberal, and I seriously don't understand this, uh, Reagan idolatry on behalf of conservatives.  I'll get... I'll give you my reasons.  Instead of privatizing Social Security, he raised taxes. We're all paying higher taxes today out of our paychecks every single week because he decided to save Social Security.  He --

RUSH: Wait, wait.  Hold it.  I need to go...

CALLER: (speaking rapidly)

RUSH: Wait. Jeez.

CALLER:  The Greenspan Commission.  He signed it into law, and it raised taxes on Social Security.

RUSH:  What...? Wait, you're talking about Reagan or Clinton?

CALLER:  I'm talking about Reagan.  Reagan did that.  He raised taxes on Social Security.  He negotiated with terrorists, sending -- over and over again -- arms to Iran in exchange for hostages perform by contrast Jimmy Carter didn't give an inch to the Iranians.

RUSH:  What in the world...?

CALLER:  Not an inch.  Instead Reagan (crosstalk)

RUSH:  Testing the true depth of my politeness here on this call, folks.

CALLER:  Say that again?

RUSH:  Let me ask you a question.  What do you think, given all this that you believe, when you hear Obama and the Democrats cite Reagan as they have been doing since about a week before the State of the Union?

CALLER:  It's funny you ask that.  Because as a liberal I think Obama owes his presidency to Reagan.  They're both kinda stuffed suits that say one thing and then do another.  Obama hasn't been anywhere near liberal enough for me.  He said he'd close Guantamano (sic), he hasn't done that.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: He said he'd help people out with foreclosures, he hasn't done that.

RUSH:  I feel for you on that.

CALLER:  But Reagan, I mean, amnesty to people who are breaking the law and living in the country illegally. He said, "Forget about it. Stay here forever." He cut and ran from Lebanon. How many hundreds of Marines were killed --

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: -- and he just decided, "Well, you know, instead of the fighting the bad guys I'm gonna run away"?

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER:  Why is Reagan a hero to conservatives?

RUSH:  "Why is Reagan a hero to conservatives?"  I don't think you... Given what you've said, and I'm not trying to avoid the question, I don't think you'd ever understand it.

CALLER:  Well, he's a tax raiser, an amnesty giver, a cut-and-runner, and he negotiated with terrorists.  Why is he a hero to conservatives?  I don't think you understand it.

RUSH: No, I do. Most assuredly I do.  I just don't think that you would understand it.  Where did you get this silly notion that Reagan raised taxes on Social Security?  What websites do you read?  Where did you pick that up?

CALLER:  Look up the Greenspan Commission.  It's not too hard to find.  I mean, it's a matter of history.

RUSH: Where did you get it?  I mean, you're asking me questions.  I'm just reversing one on you here.

CALLER:  I'm sorry.  It's just general knowledge.  It's something I've known for a long time. I can't remember where I got it from.

RUSH: You can't remember? You've never heard of a website called Media Matters which highlighted it yesterday?

CALLER: (static) Oh, no. I know Media Matters very well but that's not where I got it.

RUSH: Oh, not where you got it. It's an amazing coincidence.

CALLER: (static) I mean, I'm a liberal.  Of course I know Media Matters.

RUSH:  Amazing coincidence out there.

CALLER: (static blaring) They're a fantastic website.  But why are you dodging the question?  I want to know why a tax-raising, amnesty-giving, cut-and-running, negotiating-with-terrorists guy is a hero to the conservative movement.

RUSH:  Well, because you understand Reagan in a way that is flawed. You --

CALLER: (static)

RUSH: Your call is actually kinda interesting because you represent the impossibility of "bridging the gap."  Somebody like you just has to be defeated.  There's no crossing the aisle and finding common ground with you.  You're free to be who you are, don't misunderstand.  I'm not trying to insulting. I'm just saying, you are unreachable. You don't want to be reached.  T his picture of Reagan, you've just described somebody you should love, and you hate him! You just described somebody you should absolutely love, all these things. He's an anti-conservative, as you say, but you don't love him. You're having trouble understanding why he's viewed as heroic to a lot of people. 

I could talk to you about anti-communism. I could. You want to talk about amnesty? Yeah, that was Simpson-Mazzoli, and that was one-and-a-half, two million illegals; and he was told, "Okay, if we're gonna do this, this is it, then. We're gonna secure the borders and that's it."  It's the same thing with every tax increase he signed. It was also accompanied by promises to cut spending, and it never happened.  Reagan's not perfect.  Nobody is.  But I think the proof of Reagan is the fact that when your guys get in trouble, who do they seek to associate themselves with?  Remember, Obama and these people are all about getting votes. 

The fact that he's trying to surround himself with Reagan, the fact that he's trying to position himself with Reagan is the best indication anybody could have of what this country really thinks of Ronaldus Magnus.  I think if you want to focus in on hypocrisy, you've got far more of it on your side of the aisle to explain and dig through than we do.  Reagan was forced to raise payroll taxes by a crisis in Social Security in 1983. He endorsed that rescue plan that was written by Alan Greenspan. It was reluctant.  He was not a big supporter of that.  Remember, Reagan did not have a congressional majority with him.

Everything he got, the tax cuts, he had Democrats outnumbering him in the House and Senate everywhere.  There were certain realities that he faced.  But the biggest tax increase on Social Security was authored by none other than Bill Clinton.  But did you understand the notion? Ronald Reagan fought for America.  He loved America.  He feared where the left, based on history, wanted to take the country.  Ronald Reagan set the stage for the end of the Cold War.  Ronald Reagan defeated Soviet communism without firing a shot.  I don't know... But none of that would matter.  So you, sir, a nice individual, I'm sure you're a fine guy (probably not too much fun at a ball game, unlike Bill Clinton), but still, you illustrate that people like you just have to be defeated, not met halfway and gotten along with.  I mean politically.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 04, 2011, 10:23:07 PM
Obama hasn't been anywhere near liberal enough for me.

translation... as Rush said, there is no middle ground with someone who makes a statement of that sort,
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 05, 2011, 11:52:21 AM


An Appalling Washington Post Editorial Disguised as a News Story
February 4, 2011



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RUSH: This Washington Post story: "Amid Arab Protests, US Influence Has Waned."  What this really means is that amid Arab protests, Obama influence has waned.  Here's a brief summary.  This story maintains that we have lost on two fronts as a country.  We are no longer a force to be dealt with and that we are no longer the light of freedom to the rest of the world.  That's what this Washington Post story says.  And why is that?  They don't say.  

They just want to blame the country.  Why is that?  What's changed?  We always have been the light of freedom to the rest of the world.  We have always been a force to be dealt with.  What's changed?  Clearly it's Obama.  We are not a force to be dealt with. He's running around apologizing for this country as often as he can, to whoever will listen, no longer the light of freedom to the rest of the world.  I mean you can sprinkle in a lot of other socialist Democrats as well.  

But here's a quote from the last line of the story: "Nobody's listening to America anymore.  It's become irrelevant." This is some hack in the story.  Why is that?  Why has America become irrelevant?  This is what David "Rodham" Gergen is so worried about when Obama goes out there, makes a speech and tries to take credit for this mob in Cairo, try to get out in front of the mob and make it his.  This story's written by somebody named Liz Sly.  Now, this is a news article, not an editorial.  However, it reads as an opinion piece from the champions of democracy and the haters of dictators at the Washington Post.  Its Dateline is Baghdad.  "In days gone by, it was pretty much guaranteed that any demonstration in the Arab world would feature burning American flags and a blazing effigy or two of the U.S. president.  At the pro-democracy demonstrations on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere --" do we know that's what they are?  We don't yet know that, do we?  We don't know that this is pro-democracy.  A lot of people are hoping it is.  "At the pro-democracy demonstrations on the streets of Cairo and elsewhere --" where else is this happening?  What am I missing?  Yemen, Jordan, is that what she means?  "-- references to the United States have been conspicuously absent, a sign of what some analysts are already calling a 'post-American Middle East' of diminished U.S. influence and far greater uncertainty about America's role."

Well, now, I would think the Washington Post would be overjoyed at this.  Isn't this exactly what Obama said he wanted?  Obama has run around: No longer is the US gonna tell people what they have to do.  No longer is the US going to lead the world economically.  No longer is the US going to be a dominating influence in the world.  Those days are over.  Obama has essentially said it in so many words.  Isn't that exactly what the Washington Post wants, or Madam Albright?  We need a competing superior.  It's not good that the US is the sole superpower in the world, why, that creates an imbalance, terrible possibilities.  Only if you think of the US as a bad guy.  See, this is where these people lose us, and I know I speak for you.  You and I see nothing wrong with the United States as the lone superpower in the world.  We're the good guys.  We're a force for good.  The American people are the solution.  We're not the problem.  But to people like Madeleine Albright, and I assume Obama and many of his administration, the United States has been the problem, in way too many places.  Why else apologize?  

Doesn't the Washington Post want America to have less say in the world?  Don't they say we should let other countries take the lead for a change?  It's time to get ourselves out of every other nation's business.  Back to the story now: "For just as burning flags are not part of the current repertoire, neither are demonstrators carrying around models of the Statue of Liberty, as Chinese activists brought to Tiananmen Square in 1989." Yeah, well, look at all the good that did 'em.  Just being realistic.  Ask China's Nobel Peace Prize laureate how much good it does to count on the US for support or leadership in the cause of freedom, if you can find him.  The ChiComs have him in jail.  The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner is in jail.  The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner just held a state dinner for the jailer, Hu Jintao.  

"Middle East activists say they avoid references to the United States as a political role model for fear of alienating potential supporters, said Toufan Faisal, a veteran democracy campaigner in Jordan who has been advising young protesters in the Jordanian capital, Amman. 'I don't think America appeals to the younger generation,' she said. 'I'm cautious not to present them with the American example because there's a negative attitude to America, a disappointment.'"  Yeah?  What's changed?  The Post writes about this in the most curious of ways.  I thought the Statue of Liberty was a symbol about immigration.  They revel here in the country being trashed, and if they're not reveling in the country being trashed they are perplexed as to why it's being trashed.  Either way we scratch our heads.  "No one yet knows what kind of Middle East will emerge from Cairo's embattled streets: a newly democratic one, an increasingly radicalized one, or perhaps one in which authoritarian regimes tighten their grip."  But even though we don't know, we gotta do it now.  That's what Mr. Obama has decreed.  It must proceed immediately.  That's what he said, even though we don't know what kind of Middle East will emerge.  

"Events in Cairo are unfolding too rapidly to predict, but one possible outcome could be a more visibly anti-American drift."  The hell you say.  A more visible anti-American drift?  This, of course, ladies and gentlemen, could be why Mr. Obama wants to rush it through, of course.  Well, I know that's offensive to some, perhaps, to hear that.  Remember now we do have a president who runs around apologizing.  He does think this country's transgressed.  He does think that we need to be shown a thing or two, learn a couple of lessons. Mainly because, apart from the one and a half billion dollars in aid we give Egypt we haven't done a whole hell of a lot to enable Mr. Mubarak, and apart from his keeping his hands off Israel, he hasn't done much to help us, either.  In fact, according to former Ambassador John Bolton, Egypt has regularly led the opposition to any American moves in the UN.  

The story continues: "Reform of a particular sort could actually bolster US interests if it allows more open commerce and development of a strong middle class in societies often split today between a connected rich and a dispossessed poor."  It sounds like they're getting exactly what they want over there.  Anyway the story goes on and on and on.  And as I say, it basically paints this country as a loser, no longer a force to be dealt with, no longer a light of freedom of the world, no longer a force for good.  And it's either that we deserve it or somebody has made it happen, in which case you have to ask who.  And I don't mean Jintao.  


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RUSH: I think maybe the most appalling line in that appalling Washington Post piece is this:  

"America has had its Mideast moments," which means America has had our good moments in the Middle East, "not the least when Obama took office in 2009, pledging a new era in US relations with the Muslim world." Of all the things we've done in the Middle East, that's the thing that stands out to Liz Sly at the Washington Post. Not that we've liberated 40 million in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Not all the other good works that we have done in the Middle East. No, no! It's Obama making a speech in Cairo that stands out.  The bottom line of that Washington Post piece is that the US needs to change its policy to, "Why are we losing?

"Why are we no longer a light? Why are we looked down upon? It's because we have Israel as an ally." That's what that piece is all about.  She writes a brilliant piece on why we've lost it; she just gets it wrong.  It's Obama: why this is no longer a light-of-freedom place.  It's Obama: why the influence is waning.  We don't project power, we don't do things for good the way we used to.  No, this Washington Post piece is all about trying to sever our relationship with Israel.  If we do that, then we're good -- and it's a news story, although it's not. It's an editorial disguised as a news story.  If we just throw Israel overboard, folks (chuckles), that's our answer! That's how we get back our good graces in the world.

All right, here is Peter in Phoenix.  Peter, you're next.  Open Line Friday.  Great to have you with us.

CALLER:  Thanks, Rush.  I was also raised in Missouri, what I affectionately call "the greatest state in the union," and my lifelong Democrat father made the mistake of popping me on a track that only had an AM radio when I was about 15 years old -- and, well, he doesn't have a lifelong Democrat son.  My question to you is, in the spirit of Super Bowl week, I kind of got my rooting cap on and they've kind of portrayed this problem in Egypt as some sort of blockbuster movie; but I don't know any of the politics behind it, and I guess my question is: I don't know who to root for.

RUSH:  That's a great question.  It is a great one. Nobody knows who to root for right now.  But I'm gonna tell you something.  I have taken the counsel of people wiser than I, scholars who have paid attention to this part of the world and have studied our relationship with allies who are dictators, allies who may not pass the moral smell test. But balanced out, there are a lot of people who would think: On this, we need to be rooting for Mubarak.

CALLER:  And I'm inclined to agree with you.

RUSH:  We need to have rooting for --

CALLER: (crosstalk)

RUSH:  If you're -- if you're --

CALLER:  The prices were steady when he was in power.

RUSH:  If you are concerned about US national interests, Mubarak seems to be who to root for, and I think that's why that you see so many people dumping on Mubarak, both in the US media and elsewhere. There are so many people portraying this as a big democracy movement, "And that's why we, the US, we stand for democracy, don't we?  We gotta get behind the protests." The Muslim Brotherhood does not equal democracy to me.  Sorry, I just don't get there.  They want an Islamic state. The Muslim Brotherhood wants an Islamic state.  I don't know. Iran? Half of Iran? I don't know.  This is all aimed at Israel.  Everybody's got their ammo aimed at Israel over there.  That's what this is all about.

Indianapolis, John, I've got one minute and I wanted to get to you.  What's up?

CALLER:  I hope the Navy never names any ship after Obama, and if the Navy ever decides to name something after Obama, name an anchor!

RUSH: (chuckling)

CALLER: Because to me, Obama's no Ron Reagan. He is the gum that's stuck on the sidewalks of presidents.  Have a fantastic Super Bowl, and thanks for all you do.  Thank you, sir. Bye.

RUSH:  Wow! Now, there is the true illustration of brevity being the soul of wit.  Did I hear him right? Don't ever name a ship after Obama, but name an anchor after him?  Now, that's brilliant.  And I've never heard that.  I'm sure you have. I'm sure for you military people it's probably a long-held joke: You know, name an anchor after somebody; it's a new one on me -- and boy, does that fit.  



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What a treasure Rush Limbaugh is to this country, IMO.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 06, 2011, 01:23:09 AM
"Nobody's listening to America anymore.  It's become irrelevant

wasn't that Obama's plan all along?  Certainly seems that way to me.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on February 08, 2011, 08:35:59 PM
EIB Interview: Donald Rumsfeld
February 8, 2011
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RUSH: We want to welcome to the program the former secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, whose new book is out today. It's a memoir called Known and Unknown. Mr. Secretary, welcome. Great to have you here on our program.

RUMSFELD: Thank you so much, Rush, I'm delighted to be with you.

RUSH: Is this your first book?

RUMSFELD: It is my first book, and at 78 years old, it's a long gestation period.

RUSH: Well, it is amazing, you have been in public life -- folks, here's how long he's been in public life. He met Dick Cheney when Cheney applied to be an intern in Secretary Rumsfeld's congressional office. What year was that?

RUMSFELD: The early part of 1969.

RUSH: Okay.

RUMSFELD: Rush, I've lived one-third of the history of America. That's breathtaking to think of that.

RUSH: That's what I want to get to. You have a perspective on this that no one else really has. Just from one standpoint: civility in American politics. You have been around since 1969, that's the Vietnam War, you were around through Watergate. You left for a while and joined G.D. Searle where you presided over the marketing of aspartame, Equal. You go back into government, you've been a patriot all of your life. I want to ask you, as forthrightly and honestly as you can tell, what is the difference, if there is any, in civility, mean-spiritedness, extremism, intraparty rivalries, the defamatory things said about people in politics. Has it always been the same to you or has it gotten progressively worse and at any time were you just shocked and saddened by it that you thought maybe it's not worth it anymore?

RUMSFELD: Well, actually, when I left the Navy -- I was a Navy pilot -- I went to Washington when Eisenhower was president, then I was in Congress during a tough period, during the Kennedy and Johnson era when the Vietnam War was going on and the civil rights legislation, and there were riots in America and protests and blood being thrown on the Pentagon and graves being dug. So that was a tough time. And as you said, we now come up into the twenty-first century, and you think of what people like Senator Kennedy said about the Abu Ghraib. He said that, "Saddam Hussein's torture chambers are now under new management, the United States government." And Senator Durbin said that Guantanamo Bay was like Nazis and the Soviet gulag and Pol Pot. You could even go back to Abraham Lincoln and some of the perfectly terrible things that were said about him. We've had these periods in our history where that's happened. But the short answer to your question is, no, Rush, there's never been a time when I've thought that it wasn't worthwhile. I believe it is worthwhile, and I think that it's important that Americans be willing to serve and be willing to live with the kind of lack of civility that occurs. And I'm proud to have served.

 RUSH: Is this lack of civility -- and I'm focusing on this here at the outset because it's now used as a political wedge to try to silence people like you in government when you're there. Is it worse now? You cite the Civil War. I can't imagine the country ever being more roiled since the Civil War. Is it worse today? Are the people claiming that we need to get rid of public voices of a certain persuasion, do they have a point or is this all just manufactured, it's standard operating procedure for democracy?

RUMSFELD: Well, let's hope it isn't standard operating procedure for a democracy. What we need is people willing to say what they believe, to become engaged and helping to guide and direct the course of this country. And you look at most recently the energy from the Tea Party people where they've gotten excited and concerned and stood up and spoke their minds, and that's such a healthy thing, and provides energy for our country. I think that's a good thing. Now, is it disappointing to see people behave in a way that's so uncivil? Yes, it is disappointing, but we can't let that turn us off because we as citizens have a responsibility.

RUSH: Now, you talked to Diane Sawyer at World News Tonight recently, and you told her that you wanted to be allowed to resign after the pictures from Abu Ghraib were published. You thought those pictures were such a stain on the country, and then you had these six generals that stepped forward to call for your resignation. What was it about, given all the things you've seen, all the things that you have been in charge of over your years in government, what was it about Abu Ghraib that so disgusted you?

RUMSFELD: Well, the behavior was disgusting. It was perverted. It was deviant. And here are these truly wonderful men and women in the United States military who volunteer to serve our country, and their reputations were stained by the behavior of a few handfuls of people. And the implication was that that had something to do with interrogation. And of course the truth was none of the people that were being abused were subjects of interrogation, and none of the people doing the abuse were interrogators. They were prison guards. It was discovered by the military, investigated by the military, and people were prosecuted and punished. But the damage to our country was significant. If you think about it, the enemy could go out and use those pictures to raise money against us, to recruit against us, and I've always believed in accountability. And since the lines of accountability were confused and some people who had been there were gone and the people who were there were new, I decided that the easiest way to demonstrate accountability and the importance of it would be for me to submit my resignation, so I did, twice.

RUSH: But the president didn't want you to quit?

RUMSFELD: That's correct.

RUSH: Now, do you really think that those pictures from Abu Ghraib, do terrorists really need that to recruit?

RUMSFELD: No, they're perfectly capable of lying, and they did. I mean take one of the rumors that was spread around the world about alleging that someone at Guantanamo Bay had flushed a Koran down the toilet. There were riots in three or four cities, people were killed, and by the time the truth came around that there never was a Koran flushed down the toilet at Guantanamo, it was absolutely false, and of course the journalist that did it then said if there was some portion of their story that was wrong, they're sorry, but the people were dead already. So these things are important. The thing that was on the backside of that however is that there's something about our country that we're reluctant to engage in a competition of ideas in government. We are up against a vicious enemy, the radical Islamists are there, they intend to try to create a caliphate in this world and fundamentally alter the nature of nation states, and we're reluctant to engage in the competition of ideas and point out what they really are and how vicious they are. This current administration is even afraid to say the word Islamist. And we need to fight. We need to be willing to say what it is and be willing to tackle it. And thank goodness for people like you who are willing to do it.

RUSH: In context of all that, what do you make of what's happening in Egypt? So many people are confused. I must confess I'm having a tough time finding somebody I believe is able to convince me what this is really all about.

RUMSFELD: Let me make a couple of comments in that regard. First, it seems to me that what's important is private diplomacy, not public diplomacy. Public diplomacy tends to be aimed not so much at the people you're trying to persuade, but to satisfy your own base and to make yourself look good. And one knows that the private diplomacy is what ultimately is going to be important. So it's not surprising that those of us on the outside don't have a perfect fix on what's taking place. Second, I would say that there are without question -- first of all, Egypt's an enormously important country. It's large, it's historically important. From an educational standpoint it's a big factor in the Arab world and what happens there makes a big difference to us. As you know well, we watched what happened in Iran where there was a popular revolution and the people that were the best organized and the most vicious took over the country. And they didn't end up with freer political systems or freer economic systems. They ended up with the ayatollahs controlling that country.

RUSH: Well, that's the thing. Are we looking at something similar here or is this really -- I mean there are people telling us this is a democracy movement, we need to be fully, fully behind what's going on here. If that means the ouster of Mubarak, then we must be for it immediately. We're hearing that argument as well.

RUMSFELD: Well, you can have a perfectly legitimate democracy movement where there are a variety of people across the political spectrum who all agree that there needs to be change. The problem is the people who tend to be the best organized are the most radical and the most vicious. And so you can have a broad popular democracy movement and have it end being taken over by the most vicious people and the result is you don't end up with free political systems or free economic systems, you end up with a handful of radicals controlling the country. That's the risk.

RUSH: We're speaking with former Defense Secretary Ronald Rumsfeld, former secretary of practically everything in his career in the US government. Were we surprised at what happened in Iran when we decided the Shah had to go? Was there intel that the ayatollahs might take over and form an Islamist government as they have?

RUMSFELD: There was certainly intel that suggested that the return of the ayatollah from, as I recall, Paris to Iran and that there were people who had extreme views. I think that the actual departure of the Shah came as a surprise. I don't think our intel suggested that. There was clearly information that there was concern about the secret police, the SAVAK during that period, and the country had not moved toward freer political and freer economic systems.

RUSH: Well, people have the same fear that the process is repeating itself in Egypt.

RUMSFELD: That's true. I mean it's a perfectly legitimate concern. How it will come out, we don't know. But if you think about our world and the relatively small number of countries where people are doing well and have opportunity, those are the countries with the freer political and the freer economic systems. The places where people are not doing well -- my favorite picture as you probably know is that picture of the Korean peninsula taken from a satellite at night, and the same people north and south, the same resources north and south, and below the demilitarized zone you have this brilliant light with the 12th or 13th largest economy on the face of the earth and up north people are starving because there's a dictatorship up north and a free system down south.

RUSH: We're speaking with former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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RUSH: And we're back with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. His new memoir is Known and Unknown, and right at the start of the program it was number nine on the Amazon list. It's big. It's 815 pages. It's his first memoir, first autobiography in his entire life and it is as comprehensive as it can be, and of course Secretary Rumsfeld, it's been out now. You've had it reviewed. The usual suspects are finding all kinds of things wrong with it, particularly Maureen Dowd at the New York Times. She is just is as petty as you can be, claiming your entire 815 pages is an attempt to blame everybody else for everything imaginable under the sun, that you can't find any way in your heart to accept any blame or shame for what transgressions that they at the New York Times think you are responsible for.

RUMSFELD: (laughing) Well, that's no great surprise. You know, when you think about it, there was a lot of criticism of President Bush and his administration about Guantanamo Bay, about the indefinite detention and military commissions and the structure he put in place to go after terrorists and to put pressure on them everywhere in the world. And after all that criticism and all that fussing, we now have had two years of the new administration and that structure is still in place, and the reason it's still in place is because President Bush did a superb job for this country in defending it. Here we are a decade later and we have not had another attack on the United States of America, and that didn't just happen.

RUSH: Were you surprised...?

RUMSFELD: That didn't just happen. That took a lot of work and a lot of courage and God bless President Bush for the work he's done. I must add one thing. This book is, as you say, well documented. There are a lot notes. There's 1300 endnotes. And in addition, we've digitized a large fraction of my archive, and if a person reads a paragraph on a memo in the book they can then go to the website and at Rumsfeld.com and get the entire memo and see for themselves what the context was, what the perspective was. So I feel very good about the book and the perspective it offers to the interested reader, a person who's interested in history of the time.

RUSH: Now, I want to talk to you about the Joe Wilson-Valerie Plame escapade. I know this didn't involve the Department of Defense, but to those of you watching this, there were certain things that were true that just befuddled us. We knew that the leak had taken place in the State Department. Everybody knew that the leak had taken place in the State Department. Everybody knew that the mission of the Wilsons was to undermine and discredit the Bush administration in the war on terror and the war in Iraq, and yet this whole thing played out -- with everybody knowing the truth -- as though we were in search for a scapegoat. It ended up being Scooter Libby, who didn't leak anything to anybody, who got caught on a process crime. What is it like for you? I mean, you had to know all this. What's it like for you over at the Department of Defense, or recently out of it, watching all this going on and unable to say anything about it at the time?

RUMSFELD: It is heartbreaking to see a fine human being like Scooter Libby punished in that way, even though, as you properly point out, he was not involved in leaking anything that should not have been leaked. It was a travesty, and I felt terrible about it. What's interesting, though -- and I think it's important that you point it out -- is now there's a movie out that perpetuates the mythology about all this.

RUSH: Right, exactly.

RUMSFELD: It's disgraceful.

RUSH: By the way, there's no wrong answer here and I'm not trying to put you on the spot: Do you have time at the end of the half hour here for another segment? If you don't and you have to move on, that's fine. But if you do --

RUMSFELD: I do. I'd be delighted.

RUSH: Okay, 'cause I'm not gonna get into everything I would like within the last three minutes of this segment. You have 815 pages. The documentation of things here is unprecedented in a memoir, as you've just pointed out. Is there one thing you could tease people with that you think will surprise people the most if they endeavor to read all 815 pages?

RUMSFELD: Well, I'll say one thing I did do which I found of interest. You know, a lot of people don't read footnotes. So what we did was we moved all the technical information and the sourcing and the referencing to the endnotes in the back of the book. And as I say, there's something like 1300 endnotes. But there's several hundred footnotes, and they're basically anecdotes or interesting things about the period that I was writing about in that chapter which might have interrupted the narrative but nonetheless I think they're interesting to read and I think people will enjoy them if they take the time to take a look them.

RUSH: How much of it did you have to get declassified?

RUMSFELD: Oh, quite a bit. We've had good cooperation. We've taken my... Of course, my earlier year when I was US ambassador to NATO under President Nixon and then as Middle East envoy for President Reagan, they're far enough back that much of that could be readily declassified. Same thing when I was secretary of defense in the seventies. The material from 2001 to 2006 we had to go through a process where the government did declassify it. So we've been able to put up literally hundreds of documents on the website, many of which were previously classified but now have been declassified.

RUSH: General Petraeus. The newspaper ads, they called him a liar before he even testified about the surge. Now, you probably have to, even in your position now, remain somewhat politic. But as we watch it -- I'm talking about myself as a representative of just the average American citizen. As we watched all of that play out -- the surge, the attempt to finally win this thing in Iraq -- many of us concluded that for political reasons, the Democrat Party simply did not want to see victory there; that they were too tied up in securing a malaise, if not a defeat for their own political advancement. There you are. You're over at the Pentagon. You are charged with executing policy and instructions as they come from the White House and you have to listen to generals and they're telling you what's best to achieve victory.

And you have to sit here, or there, and you watch all this on television. You listen to these outrageous things said about people under your command. You know full well that you are doing everything you can to achieve victory for this country and in this war, and you have to sit there and watch this. There are those of us -- and I'll put myself at the top of the list, and I want you to ponder the answer. I gotta go to a break here in 20 seconds. But we sit here and wonder: What must it be like for you? You're a patriot; you've devoted your life to serving this country. You have to sit here and listen to this kind of thing. You know it can't possibly be true in your own heart. You can't possibly be listening to these people tell the truth, yet you have to sit there and endure this, as did General Petraeus. I want to get your reaction when we come back.

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RUSH: Welcome back, folks, we are with the former secretary of defense twice in this country, Donald Rumsfeld, and his new book is Known and Unknown, an 815-page memoir, started today number nine on Amazon and no doubt now is number one and climbing. Secretary Rumsfeld, I'm looking forward to your answer on that because I don't know how you would do your job, how you would keep the lid on watching such outrageousness, such efforts to tarnish you, impugn you, your department, your reputation, your purpose, and there it plays out on national TV, and there you have the media supporting all this, and all of it is for political advantage, the first time in my life I could remember an entire political party opposed to American victory.

RUMSFELD: If you take it one step further, Senator Reid, Democratic leader, announced that the war was lost. He came to that conclusion.

RUSH: Happily so.

RUMSFELD: And you know, if you think about it, we're fortunate to have generals like Petraeus and McChrystal and Odierno and so many others who go about their business, recognize that what they're defending in this wonderful country of ours is the right for people to be wrong, the right for people to have opinions different from ours or theirs. I should add, however, on the surge, what George Bush did, President Bush, was courageous, it was bold. He made a judgment that he needed to galvanize opinion in Iraq and show that he was determined and wasn't looking for a way out. He was looking for a way to prevail. He galvanized opinion in the United States, and thank goodness we had a leader with that kind of courage and that kind of insight.

RUSH: Now, you think of President Bush, people may not know, you were asked to be secretary of defense in 2000, you were surprised by that because you and his father had not gotten along. What was the root of that?

RUMSFELD: You've got me. I have no idea. He led people to believe that I had something to do with his going to the CIA, which was not the case and that he felt that that might have been because it would rule him out for vice president, and that's kind of what the books about him suggested. President Ford pointed out accurately, in writing and orally, that that was not the case. I've never really quite understood it.

RUSH: But you do know the Bush family's close. You get the call from 43 wanting you to be secretary of defense. Was there any red flags that went up, did you think maybe I'm being set up here for something or how did you make sure he was genuine about it?

RUMSFELD: No, no, no. George W. Bush is not George Herbert Walker Bush. He's his own man, and, as I discussed in my book, he made his own judgments and made his own decisions and I think one has to respect him for that.

RUSH: Let's go back to the Pentagon. Correct me if I'm wrong -- just outside looking in -- it seems to me there are two kinds of generals, warriors generals and political generals, generals who will be politically correct in order to advance, and the warriors generals who, you know, "Turn me loose and I'm gonna win the war for you, Mr. Secretary." You wanted to transform the military. You wanted to revolutionize it, modernize it, starting in 2000. You met a lot of resistance in the Pentagon. From whom, and why?

RUMSFELD: You know, in Washington there is a kind of an iron triangle that operates. It's the permanent bureaucracy in the Pentagon, it's the permanent bureaucracy in the Congress and it's the defense contractors. And they like things the way they are. There's a lot of golf games and a lot of discussions and a lot of dinners and meals, and when someone comes in as President Bush did, he gave a speech at the Citadel, he said he was gonna transform the Department of Defense and get it arranged for the twenty-first century, and he knew and I knew that if you are a gonna try to do that you're gonna have to make changes and we also know that if you change something, somebody's not gonna like it and there's resistance. So we set about that task, and as I look back, I really feel proud about what was accomplished. If you think about it, we have dramatically increased the capability of our special operations forces. We have significantly improved the brigade concept in the United States Army where we move from a division concept to a brigade concept, which has been as transformational as anything that's taken place.

RUSH: For people that don't know, what's the difference in a division and a brigade?

RUMSFELD: Well, what you can do today is deploy a much smaller element with all the capabilities needed in a brigade, whereas previously if you needed a relatively small element, you would weaken the entire division, and the division would then not be able to function because the capabilities would have to go with the small elements. And we would not be able to be doing what we're doing today if Pete Schoomaker, General Schoomaker and the Department of Defense had not made those amazing changes. I would say one other thing about the department. To the extent that the department functions jointly, we are leveraged to an enormous advantage for our country. To the extent each service goes out and believes they can fight an Army battle or a Navy battle or an Air Force battle separately, we lose that leverage. And we have one other thing we've accomplished in transforming the department. We have rearranged our forces around the world in a way that fits the twenty-first century. They were basically still in locations where they were at the end of World War II. And they today are lighter, they're faster, they're more lethal and our country is vastly better off for those changes.

RUSH: Mr. Secretary, I once had the chance to talk to a former director of central intelligence, and I asked him if the director at CIA knows everything the agency has going on at the time. I want to ask you, your office is at the Pentagon. Is there anybody in the United States government who knows everything going on in every office at the Pentagon at one time? It's so massive, it's so big.
RUMSFELD: Oh, you're exactly right, Rush. When you're dealing with an entity as large as the defense establishment you have to delegate enormous chunks of responsibility and try to pick good people, and then work with them to see that the president's goals are accomplished. But I think it was Dean Rusk who used to say, "At any given moment, two-thirds of the world is up to something." (laughing) And it's a big responsibility. We have, fortunately, a great many wonderful people who are willing to serve our country and do it with dedication and patriotism.

RUSH: Do we have people there that aren't doing it with distinction and patriotism? Do we have people at various levels of our defense structure who may not have the same national interests that, say, I might or that you might or the president might? How do you avoid, how do you keep that from happening?

RUMSFELD: Well, of course in any large organization you're gonna have people that run all the way across the spectrum. One of the biggest problems after September 11th was trying to inject a degree of urgency into the institution and to get the rest of the government behaving in a manner that they understood that our country was at war and that we had a task of defending our people. I remember one thing I used to say to the leadership in the department is, sit here today and imagine that we suffered a 9/11 attack six months from now, only it was twice or three times as bad. What is it that we would regret we had not been doing today, tomorrow, and the next day and every day between now and six months from now, what is it we have to do, with what degree of urgency to protect the American people? And you simply need to see that there's a recognition of the danger and the lethality of weapons today and try to get a gigantic institution determined to protect the United States of America.

RUSH: Well, some people might say we need Joe Biden as vice president. I mean he said that he and Obama have won the Iraq war. What was your reaction to that?

RUMSFELD: Well, you know, I've listened to him for so many years. There's not much he hasn't said from time to time.

RUSH: (laughing) One more thing before we go to the break, maybe a couple more. You just talked about the Pentagon and trying to rally everybody after 9/11. One of the things that happened after 9/11 was over at the State Department some people got together and said we need to have a symposium here to find out why they hate us. We gotta find out why they wanted to do this to us. Now, there you are over at the Pentagon, and did it affect the way you did your job? Or was it just something that was somebody in another department was saying, or you were scratching your head. What's your reaction when somebody over at State says, "Oh, my gosh, we have to have a forum, a symposium, we've got to find out why they hate us," as though we almost deserve this, as though this was our fault. It was in your government, it was your administration.

RUMSFELD: (crosstalk) -- our country's behavior. Remember Jeane Kirkpatrick and the speech she gave, the blame-America-first crowd?

RUSH: Yeah.

RUMSFELD: And there's something in the American, oh, behavior pattern that we tend to want to look for assuming responsibility. And of course what that ignores is the respect that our country has around the world, the number of people who line up at night to get a visa to come to our country, the opportunities that this country provides people. I had a new hip not too long ago and I had a therapist from Nigeria, and as I was leaving, finishing up after three or four sessions, he said to me, "You in America just simply don't appreciate your country." He said, "In Lagos, Nigeria people line up and sleep in the grass at ten o'clock at night trying to be first in line to get a visa to come to your country. It is an amazing land of opportunity." And we need to be proud of it, not ashamed of it. We need to stand up for it and be gracious and grateful that we were born here and we have the opportunities. And I hope that my memoir, when people read it, will recognize the kinds of opportunities that I've had and the kinds of opportunities they can have and be inspired, to be engaged in government and public service.

RUSH: Well, I would heartily recommend it. I don't think anybody could go buy a book written by anybody who has been more intimately involved, closer to power, for as many years, has been through as much, has known all of the power players as you have. It is amazing. I can ask you about the Halloween massacre. I could ask you what were Rumsfeld and Cheney like back during the Nixon and Ford years, and that's not recent. We're going way, way back. You were a congressman in 1969 and that's where you met Cheney when he shows up to be an intern. You've led quite a life, and the vast majority of it in public service.

RUMSFELD: I was elected to Congress in 1962 at the age of 30.

RUSH: Okay, 30, and you are now eighty what?

RUMSFELD: Sixty-eight going on 69. Seventy-eight! Seventy-eight going on 79.

RUSH: Seventy-eight. And footnotes, documentation, it is an eye on government that I don't think anybody else who's ever served has offered like you have here, and I think it's wonderful. I wish you the best with it. Proceeds go to the Rumsfeld Foundation, correct?

RUMSFELD: Well, actually, we have a foundation that does four things, but all the proceeds from the book, my proceeds, are gonna go to the charities that support the troops, their families, and the wounded. And every nickel that we receive from this book is gonna go to support the wonderful men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces and their families who also serve.

RUSH: Mr. Secretary, thank you very much. I've appreciated it. And I appreciate your giving us the time today here on the EIB Network. Thank you so much.

RUMSFELD: Thank you so much, Rush. Good to be with you.

RUSH: Same here. That's the former defense secretary, former secretary of practically everything, Donald Rumsfeld, and the title of his book again is Known and Unknown: A Memoir. When we started it was number nine on Amazon. About 25 minutes ago it was number six. And it will soon be number one, deservedly so.
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RUSH: You know, I said this throughout the Bush administration, and I said it several times when Secretary Rumsfeld was attacked personally by the forces in this country opposed to this country's success, victory: "Thank God for men like Donald Rumsfeld." He was elected at age 32, and except for just a few years in the private sector -- which were not insignificant years. He was CEO of G. D. Searle. They developed and introduced to the market as par tame known as Equal and a bunch of other things. He went back to the government at all levels, was secretary of defense twice, putting up with all of that stuff for the sake of what he believed in: The United States of America. Thank God for men like him: A true patriot, a genuine patriot. I don't know about you, folks -- especially after I met him the first time and found out what kind of man he is, what kind of person is he is.

It just infuriated me to listen to people of this country trying to destroy him. Same with George W. Bush. Not just disagree politically, not just disagree policy-wise, but actually try to destroy him. To have to sit here after going through all that for eight years and listen to all these moaning leftists about the lack of civility in our politics and stuff just makes you want to puke and gag on it, because if anybody's the architect of a decline in standards, of decency, patriotism, or what have you, it's the American left. You wonder how people like Rumsfeld put up with it. He didn't need it! He could have left at any time and headed down to the hog farm or gone out and hunted ducks with Cheney, whatever they wanted to do. He could have gone to the Chesapeake Bay shore. They coulda done anything they wanted, and they didn't. They hung in there. They weren't being paid a lot of money. They're just genuine statesmen. To have to sit there and get reamed by a bunch of people that couldn't even put on their socks, it was just offensive as it could be.

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 08, 2011, 10:25:31 PM
I sure miss having an adult running Defense.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 09, 2011, 05:19:58 PM
Anderson Cooper Devotes CNN Broadcast to Lies of the Regime
February 9, 2011



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RUSH: You've got to hear something else.  Last night on Anderson Cooper 69, he opened his show this way.

COOPER: We begin tonight, as always, keeping 'em honest.  Again tonight it is the Mubarak regime we hope to keep honest by pointing out the lies they continue to tell.[/size]

RUSH: Now, imagine if CNN devoted one broadcast to the lies of our regime.  Look at what they openly say here.  Anderson Cooper 69 says, "We begin tonight, as always, keeping 'em honest.  Again tonight it is the Mubarak regime we hope to keep honest by pointing out the lies they continue to tell." No lies coming out of our regime.  Nobody here is misrepresenting what's going on in Egypt.  No, the only lies with coming from Mubarak and his regime.  CNN is on the case.  Anderson, if you're gonna go out there and check lies, I got a minefield for you.

You can start exploring in Washington, DC.  There are all kinds of lies being told there, Anderson, and you don't have to go over to Egypt and get beat upside the head to find 'em.  All right.  Let's see.  I don't know.  I don't know if Anderson's back.  I haven't seen CNN in I really can't tell you how long.  I can't tell you the last time I've had CNN on. Honestly.  I don't know if he's back or not.  The sound bite here doesn't tell me where he is.  It just says, "Last night on CNN's Anderson Cooper 69, he opened the show and said this about his show," and we played the sound bite.  Where he is, where he was, where he's been, where he's going.

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RUSH: I am told, ladies and gentlemen, Anderson Cooper is back home.  Anderson Cooper is back in the United States, which is one reason he's probably talking so big.  "Yeah, we're here to expose the lies of the Mubarak regime!" He wasn't talking that way they were beating him upside the head over there.  Now he's back here with the safe confines of the TimeWarner Center up there at Columbus Circle in New York, it's easy to talk big.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 09, 2011, 05:28:30 PM
Love Hurts - 2011 Doritos Pepsi Max Superbowl Commercial Ad - Finalist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mjRU6b4ecw#ws)

Who thinks this commerical is about race?

Shirley Jackson Lee thought it demeaning to blacks and cited Black History Month as no time to show such crap.

Rush's take was that the 30 sec spot was a homerun.  That the demographics show AA women to buy pepsi over coke.

Then he said that the highest insult to a black woman was to have to lose more and more black men to white women....especially blonds
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: truth_seeker on February 09, 2011, 09:29:19 PM
I don't like it for people of any color.  It isn't funny.

What do you say to your 6 year old or your 16 year old when they throw a coke can at somebody?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 09, 2011, 09:36:40 PM
IMHO the best commercials on TV right now is the GE commercials, whoever they hired has really hit a home run... I can't stand GE, either but I always watch their commercials with the elephant and the line dancers.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 10, 2011, 07:29:18 PM

Clueless Clapper Calls Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood "Secular"
February 10, 2011



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RUSH: This morning during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on international security threats, the National Intelligence Director James Clapper testified.  Sue Myrick, North Carolina:  "Do you consider the Muslim Brotherhood a danger based on their extremist ideology? And can you speak to the validity of the memorandum that I mentioned? And do you see the Muslim Brotherhood as a danger to America based on that?" Now, listen to this.

CLAPPER:  Let me just speak briefly to the Muslim Brotherhood as an international movement.  The term "Muslim Brotherhood" is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam.

RUSH:  Holy smokes, that is so wrong.  That is moronically incompetent.  The Muslim Brotherhood is secular?  The Muslim Brotherhood has nothing to do with Islam?  And this is the National Intelligence Director?  Not even NBC's reporter on the ground can stomach that one.  This afternoon on Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, she spoke to their correspondent over there, a guy by the name of Richard Engel. This is the exchange.  She's asks him about Clapper, who said that the Muslim Brotherhood is largely secular.

MITCHELL: James Clapper, who says that it is, quote, "largely secular."



ENGEL:  That is terrifying. It's not A-Qaeda, it's not the Taliban, but it is not secular. And that is a wild misreading of this organization.

RUSH:  That is terrifying.  It's not Al-Qaeda, not the Taliban, but it's not secular, and that's a wild misreading of this organization.  Well, why would he have it any more wrong than Obama does?  It's just a bunch of young people who want their Obama in Egypt.  So now we know what this is all about.  The value of whatever's going on in Egypt, I mean you can sit there and look at this and you can say it's marvelous, it's people standing up for democracy, it's people wanting freedom, it's historic, whatever, you can try to make this out to be as important as the fall of the Berlin Wall if you want to, but you better understand that our president looks at it as nothing more than a cheap addition to his campaign.  He looks at this as an opportunity to equate it with his first campaign and to tell a bunch of college students these people are simply looking for their Obama.  Egyptians simply want their version of me.  Don't doubt me for a moment that's what he's saying.  And then his National Intelligence Director thinks this is a secular group?  That is terrifying.  And those are the words of a State-Controlled Media guy.  And it is terrifying.  Let's go back and listen, this guy Clapper, December 21st, 2010, ABC's World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.  She interviewed Big Sis, John Brennan, and James Clapper.  During the interview, Sawyer had this exchange with Clapper and Brennan about terror arrests in London earlier that day.

SAWYER:  London.  How serious is it?  Any implication that it was coming here?  Any of the things that they have seen were coming here? (long, awkward pause)  Director Clapper?

CLAPPER: London?

BRENNAN:
The arrests of the 12 individuals --  

SAWYER:  The arrest of the 12.

BRENNAN:  -- by the British this morning.

SAWYER:  Yes.  

BRENNAN:  This is something that the British informed us about early this morning when it was taking place.

RUSH: He didn't even know about it.  He was not even aware, the National Intelligence Director was not even aware of the London arrests.  That's why we left that pregnant pause in there when she said, "Any of the things that they have seen were coming here?  Director Clapper?"  He said, "London?"  What are you talking, London?  Muslim Brotherhood is secular?  Finally this exchange in the interview later on, she had to ask Clapper again because she can't believe he doesn't know about it.

SAWYER:
 I was a little surprised you didn't know about London, Director Clapper.

CLAPPER:  No, I'm sorry, I didn't.

RUSH: You know why he didn't know anything about it?  'Cause the regime didn't figure out any way to use it for their reelection campaign.  Who could forget the December 21 -- well, who coulda missed 'em when they wanted, the terror attacks in London they reputed, and he doesn't know about it, the National Intelligence Director, and then he comes out and says that the Muslim Brotherhood is secular, meaning they're not tied to Islam in any way.  They're not Islamists, they're secular, they're good guys.  Man are we screwed if something really serious ever happened, we are screwed.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on February 10, 2011, 07:31:31 PM
Rush mentioned today that he has big news, that we won't like, re the Repub's plan to defund Obamacare.....he will be talking about it tomorrow :(
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 10, 2011, 07:32:57 PM
Rush mentioned today that he has big news, that we won't like, re the Repub's plan to defund Obamacare.....he will be talking about it tomorrow :(

Yes, I heard that.....when he was speaking with the gentleman who was upset that $100 Billion in promised cuts was only going to be $33 Billion. (since amended)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 10, 2011, 09:55:51 PM
Either Boehner and his Lieutenants are only marginally more competent than the Obama team or they grossly misread the voters in November and think they can play us for fools.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 10, 2011, 10:38:38 PM
Conservative Voters Rankled by Size of Republican Budget Cuts
February 10, 2011

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RUSH: Tony in Edmonds, Washington.  Hello, and welcome to the EIB Network.  Hello, sir.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Hey, I'm concerned that this issue in Egypt -- which is very important, yet I'm concerned -- is overshadowing the budget issues that the Republicans are doing right now.  You probably heard of the reductions in spending that Ryan's committee has recommended for Fiscal 2011 are like $32 billion.  I mean, this is just outrageous when they were talking about a $100 billion.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  Now they're talking $32 billion? I mean, where was Obama at this point in his first year in office?  I mean, he was passing a stupid stimulus bill, and where are we in our first year in control of the House?  We're talking about a measly $32 billion reduction?  I mean, here you got Rand Paul talking about $500 billion in the Senate, and what does Paul Ryan and this Hal Rogers in appropriations do? This guy is a disaster.  It's just disheartening, and I'll tell you, people are gonna come unglued when they catch wind that the Republicans are acting in this fashion.

RUSH:  I'm looking for a column. Here it is.  I'm glad you brought this up, because this happens to be after the unemployment news, the second story top of my stack.  I have a piece here by Quin Hillyer who writes for the American Spectator.  It's a blog post, and he has a piece that he's written aimed at people who hold the view that you just expressed.  It says: "Budget Cutters Should Chill Out." Now, stick with me on this, Tony.  I just want to get your reaction what he says here.  He says, "Before I say what I'm going to say, let me re-establish my bona fides, although I'll still get slammed by angry extremists anyway. But I'm a budget cutter's budget cutter. I served on the Approps Committee when it actually cut $50 billion in domestic discretionary spending in two years, which back then was REAL money.

"It would be the equivalent of about $120 billion today ... I did so in 1998. I did so in 1999. I did so every single year of the Bush administration..." He's got a track record here of complaining about spending that is as documented as yours is.  "Nonetheless..." This is a key point here: "Nonetheless, the conniption fits a lot of the House freshmen are having about Paul Ryan's $32 billion in proposed domestic discretionary cuts are totally misplaced. Anybody who thought the $100 billion cut pledge applied to this FISCAL year, which is almost half finished, is crazy. The pledge was for this year -- this first legislative year of the new Congress, meaning for the first full budget this Congress gets to work on, which is that of FY 2012," which will start in October.

So he says there's nobody better at cutting budgets, nobody knows more about what he's doing right now than Paul Ryan.  "If the GOP cuts willy-nilly, a full $100 billion for THIS fiscal year rather than the coming one, I guarantee there will be horror stories. I guarantee there will be mistakes. I guarantee there will be a political reversal that will harm or destroy our REAL objective, which is to make significant, PERMANENT, politically sustainable budget savings that lead to a stable, balanced budget while conservatives still hold sway in Congress for a lasting time. The freshmen, and the outside conservatives who egg them on, flat-out don't know what they are doing. They need to plan to win the long game, rather than demand a short-game, instant-gratification win that turns into a horribly Pyrrhic victory." So apparently he has heard people like you and he is fit to be tied that you're putting unfair demands on the Republicans.  

CALLER: I can't buy that malarkey.  First of all we're talking about a $3.5 trillion budget, you know, and the idea that we it's a squeeze to cut barrel 1%?  It's not even 1% that they're talking.  I mean, this is ridiculous.  We're looking for symbolism, okay? Maybe it's just symbolism we're looking for but at the same time these guys are post-come in with guts and they're supposed to... To cut a hundred billion out of $3.5 trillion, that radical?  I mean, come on, man! We need response today.  We aren't looking for Fscal 2012. We're looking for fiscal 2011 and I don't care if there's seven months left or three months left, you know, we've got $3.5 trillion to work with, and you divide that by a quarter, you know, you still got a lot of money shloshing around there.  Don't give me this malarkey.  It's too much.

RUSH: Okay.  So the Republicans made a pledge.  It was part of their campaign.  They are not meeting the terms of the pledge, as far as you're concerned --

CALLER:  Yep, yep.

RUSH:  -- and this is not good. Even if people think that these cuts will not pass the Senate, even if people think the cuts will not be approved, they still made a pledge to do this, and do it and apply the pressure and make them veto the cuts, right?

CALLER:  That right.  That's right. I mean, why pass this repeal Obamacare if it's not gonna pass the Senate?  I mean don't give me this line that, "Oh, we can't get by the Senate if we make radical cuts in this budget."

RUSH: Well, I... (sigh) Look, I'm not prepared to give you the details now.  Maybe tomorrow.  I have to digest a little bit about a couple things that I heard just before the program today, but if what I was told is correct (and I have to check it) you are not gonna be happy about the attempts to defund Obamacare, either.

CALLER:  Mmm. Well --

RUSH:  I'll have details of that. I've got them now, I just have to check 'em.  I just want to make sure that it's accurate. Everybody would love to use this show to get their pet peeve point out.  I am diluted every day with people, "Rush, you gotta say this! You gotta make sure people hear this! You gotta!" So I have to check this out, but if this is true, if you're upset over the difference between $32 billion and a $100 billion in budget cuts, the defunding via the continuation resolution of Obamacare (snorts), you're gonna forget about this. You're gonna be off on another warpath.

CALLER:  Well, let me make one last point before I hang up.

RUSH:  And I'll tell you what it also said, the point of this note that I got today, is that the Republican leadership is more concerned with the rules of the House and points of order and making sure that the opposition is not shut out in debate -- 'cause they were shut out when the Democrats ran the show -- than they are with the substance of a lot of this legislation.  These are why I must check these things.  So tomorrow's Open Line Friday, but you don't want to miss it.

CALLER:  Well, let me make one last point: If these guys behave in this fashion and make measly cuts, in 2012 they're gonna split the ticket. There's gonna be a big segment, a lot of us Tea Partiers, who do. I'm a staunch Republican, but I am fit to be tied.

RUSH:  I know, I know, I know.

CALLER:  People are gonna bail on the Republicans; they're gonna split the ticket.

RUSH:  Bah, they're gonna bail on certain ones.  I understand you, but -- but --


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on February 11, 2011, 12:15:25 PM
Who actually believe the GOP 'old guard' would go quietly?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 14, 2011, 06:03:23 PM



If Freedom is Sweeping the Middle East, Why the Exodus to Europe?
February 14, 2011


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RUSH: Rick in Norfolk, Virginia, great to have you on the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  It's a pleasure speaking with the best political commentator on the scene today.

RUSH:  Thank you very, very much, sir.  I appreciate that, I really do.

CALLER:  I would just like to make a comment about I think one of the main impacts of the Arab upheavals across north Africa, which will result in greatly increased illegal immigration into Europe as we saw this weekend with 6,000 Tunisians landing in Italy and causing Berlusconi to issue a state of emergency --

RUSH:  Wait a minute just a second.  I thought this was all about freedom.  Why are people leaving Tunisia for Italy?

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CALLER:  Because Tunisians, as all of the other Arabs, see no connection between political rights and the economic basket cases that their countries are in.

RUSH:  Right.  It was a facetious question.  And of course Sarkozy said last week multiculturalism has failed and Angela Merkel said multiculturalism has failed.

CALLER:  Well, Merkel said not everybody who doesn't want to stay in Tunisia can come to Europe. So I think you're going to see increased right wing parties in Europe do better, anti-immigrant parties. You're going to have to see some actions by Merkel and Sarkozy on setting up something between Europe and the north African coasts, because the influx will be so tremendous, because with the power vacuum that's going to exist there, the ability to leave boat people will be somewhat similar to the Haitian situation after the fall of the Duvaliers in Haiti with us.

RUSH:  Yeah, but isn't one of the Duvaliers back?  Baby Doc, Grandbaby Doc, Big Doc, somebody's back there.  One of the Duvaliers came back for something.
CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: Baby Doc.

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CALLER: But that's like 20 years.

RUSH: Two questions for you, because you seem to be up to speed on this. You're describing a scenario which has refugees from the newly liberated Tunisia spreading throughout Europe, in this case Italy. If things don't go well in Egypt we can expect probably refugees from Egypt trying to find places to go in Europe and perhaps even here. Who watching this would be very happy about it?

CALLER: Well, first of all, whatever entity is the governments in these places would be happy because the refugees would be sending back money from Europe back to the country so it would be a source of income. So I don't think whatever entity takes over the legal responsibilities of guarding the ports and so forth and so on would be too against a massive emigration, which would lower the pressure internally in the Arab countries as well as provide some source income from Europe once they get a job.

RUSH: Perhaps. Depends on whether they can get a job. But despite any of that, picture, if you will, a map, draw arrows -- Egypt, Tunisia, and wherever else -- the arrows represent refugees flooding European states. Who looking at that map would be ecstatic?

CALLER: Well, it will eventually create an intensified Islamification of Europe.

RUSH: Ahhhh. Ohhhh. So there might, we could theorize, be Islamists who would look at a map like that and see success?

CALLER: Definitely.

RUSH: Over, as a result of so-called freedom uprisings in nations from which the refugees are fleeing?

CALLER: Well, it would be a loss of freedom for Europe in a strange way.

RUSH: And you couple that with Sarkozy and Merkel saying multiculturalism has failed.

CALLER: They're gonna have to go further than that. I mean they have 20,000 troops now in Lebanon doing nothing. They may have to move them somewhere closer to the European mainland.

RUSH: Yeah, but are they actually going to do that?

CALLER: Well, Berlusconi appealed to the European union aid.

RUSH: Berlusconi's got his own problems. You know, I'm glad you mentioned Berlusconi. You know who's mad at Berlusconi? Italian women! Italian women are on the march against him. It's about time. Seriously. They're marching on Berlusconi as women in this country shoulda marched on Clinton. Now, if you're a womanizer or a sexist you don't understand what I'm saying. But I mean here's a guy who has made objects out of women, he's objectified them, they're to be used and tossed aside. And the female population of Italy is saying, "You know, we don't like the impression the world has of our president, the way he treats women and what it says of Italian women." So they're doing their own little version of protesting Berlusconi, coupled with all of his other problems, I mean he might think that could be a big one.

CALLER: Yeah. By the way, the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, is in Tunisia now to discuss the issue of these Tunisians leaving and going to Europe.

RUSH: Yeah? What's she telling who?

CALLER: Well, who knows. There is some kind of caretaker government there which has --

RUSH: Yeah, but what's she saying to them?

CALLER: She's saying you have to stem the flood.

RUSH: Right. (laughing) The fact that she has to go there and say you have to stem this flood illustrates the futility of it all. Anyway, I mean if you're a poor country, the best thing that can happen is a bunch of people leave your country, best thing in the world that can happen.

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RUSH: By the way, the news accounts say that the European Union representative is in Tunisia to fast track a trade deal, not to stem the exodus, although it could be going on, we don't know.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 14, 2011, 06:17:49 PM


State-Run Media Beg Egyptian Citizens to Praise Pharaoh Obama
February 14, 2011



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RUSH:  Now they tell us. I'm looking at a headline here on Fox. Now they're telling us "Unrest Spreading Across the Middle East."  How can that be?  I thought the Middle East was solved.  I thought we had an uprising, a democratic uprising. They got rid of that evil guy, Mubarak; and Obama went out there, did everything he could to make all this happen.  "Unrest Spreading Across the Middle East." How in the world can that be?  Folks, you ever wonder how the opposite of what we're always told, happens? I've got a whole stack of stories this Egypt business in the Middle East as well as the budget.  The Muslim Brotherhoods have an English website, and here's their headline: "Senior MB Leaders: Egypt's Uprising a Prelude to a Radical Change in the Arab World." Really?  Are you surprised?  I can't say that I am.  

From the New York Times:  "Iranian Leaders Vow to Crush March," and if you read this New York Times story, in the middle of this piece, it seems the New York Times agrees with the Iranian regime -- the mullahs, the Ahmadinejads -- on the need to crush this uprising.  It says that Iran is unlike Egypt and the rest of the Middle East. It's already had its revolution.  So this would be a counterrevolution.  Iran had its revolution in 1979.  This uprising is not good.  So whatever's necessary to suppress this democratic uprising in Iran, the mullahs need to go right ahead and do it.  Conflicting, conflicting, all over the place.  Nicholas Kristof, New York Times a couple days ago: "What Egypt Can Teach America." (laughing) What Egypt can teach us? This is an incredible piece!  I, of course, during the focus of the program today will quote various elements of this and show you what I mean.  Just incredible.  And then another piece here from another blogger: "Egypt as an Opportunity" for us.  The job of sorting this out gets harder and harder.
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RUSH:  Friday afternoon, CNN's Newsroom, live in Cairo.  After Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power, the senior international correspondent Nic Robertson and a man identified as Achmed have this exchange about the Egyptian anti-government protests and Pharaoh Obama.

ROBERTSON:  Achmed, you've been here down here on the square for many days.  The United States and the international community. You've just listened to President Obama saying that America will support Egypt if it wants help and assistance, and hopes that there will be a good transition for jobs for the young people.  What would be your message for President Obama?

ACHMED: We don't know, actually, who he supports.  He serves for his own purposes, and the Egyptian people serve for our freedom and democracy.  Any democratic country should see for the people, not for its own purposes.

RUSH:  You gotta love old Achmed here.  Here's Nic Robertson... Now, where is Nic Robertson?  Nic Robertson's president middle of all this, he's out there at Tahrir Squirrel -- Tahrir Square, which is a circle -- and he's in the middle of this, and these people are feeling euphoric.  They think that what they've done is gotten rid of Mubarak.  What they've done is permitted a military coup and the military guy running Egypt now is Mubarak's best buddy. The guy that runs the military. They have turn up the constitution. Not that that matters much, but still they tore it up.  They have established themselves as overall rulers and have said it's gonna be this way for at least six months.  People are still gathered in the square there.

Now, I don't know what people thought was gonna happen.  I don't know what people's expectations were.  But the military is running the show, led by one of Mubarak closest -- really, closest personal friends.  There's no call for elections, none of this stuff that this all was supposedly about.  Yet all that by Friday still hadn't settled in. They're still feeling euphoric.  So here's a CNN reporter in the midst of all this and he's found this guy Achmed, and his purpose -- stop and think of this.  The CNN reporter's purpose is to find somebody in the midst of the Egyptian uprising that will sing the praises of Barack Obama.  I guarantee you the last thing on this guy's mind, Achmed's, is Barack Obama!  Rightly so.  

This guy thinks that his country is now gonna be free. He thinks he might have a chance to make more than two bucks a day.  He thinks that maybe he might have a chance at some freedom.  That's what he thinks, and here comes this CNN reporter -- an American reporter with a British accent -- asking what this guy thinks of Obama! These reporters think that everybody in the world looks at every event through the prism of Obama?  This is hilarious.  "What would your message be for President Obama?" (laughing) The guy's not even thinking about Barack Obama!  Of course what he was supposed to say was, "We love Obama! Obama has made it possible for us to be free here in Egypt! Pharaoh Obama is great! Long live the pharaoh! We can't wait for Obama to come here and supervise our election.

"Barack Obama has made it possible. Barack Obama told Mubarak to go and Mubarak is gone and Mubarak is at the Sharm el-Sheikh Casino, whatever he's doing, and we are free!"  That's what this guy wants.  Instead Achmed says, "We do not know who Obama supports.  He has his own purposes.  The Egyptian people search for our freedom and democracy.  Any democratic country should see for the people." So this guy telling the report what-for.  This is great! Old Achmed is saying essentially," What the hell are you asking me?  Obama's in this for himself.  He's not over here.  This is about us."  But Nic Robertson, undeterred, found another peasant to try to praise President Obama, and once again he doesn't find what he's looking for.  

ROBERTSON:  Mustapha is joining me now.  We just heard President Obama say that he wants to extend, eh, support and assistance to Egypt and Egyptians if they want any, and he hopes that there are more jobs for the young people in the future.  What's your message for President Obama?

MUSTAPHA:  Well, my message to President Obama is just, "We started this revolution without any outside help, and we are going to finish it also without any outside help."

RUSH:  Okay. So Nic Robertson's 0-for-2, here gang. He starts out with Achmed. Achmed tells him to pound sand. So Nic Robertson traipses over and finds Mustapha.  "Hey, Mustapha hey, old buddy, old pal! Nic Robertson, CNN, here.  What is your message for President Obama?  Obama gave a speech. He wants to extend support and assistance to Egypt.  He hopes that there are more jobs for young people.  What is your message for Obama?"  This is incredible, as though Obama's in the Oval Office and Nic Robertson is out there trying to get kudos for Obama, and poor old Mustapha doesn't give them. He says, "Well, my message to President Obama is: We started this revolution without any outside help and we are going to finish it also."  So poor old Nic Robertson, State-Controlled Media: O-for-2.  
I love this, by the way.  Don't misunderstand.  What does CNN care about the Egyptian people?  They gotta job to do. The gotta get Obama reelected.  That's what they're out there trying to do. (interruption) What, I'm gonna get in trouble for making fun of the way Egyptians talk? I'm not trying to make fun-a anybody here.  I'm trying to distinguish their voice from Nic Robertson. (interruption)  Oh, Cripes. If I get in trouble of this, people are wound too tight.  Anyway, Nic Robertson still has Mustapha. He's not giving up here.  He follows up, and he gets more honest analysis from Mustapha than you get from the pundits that CNN pays to sit in their studio.  So Nic Robertson, after hearing, "My message to Obama is we started this revolution without any outside help, and we are going to finish it without any," Nic Robertson persists.

ROBERTSON:  Are you pleased that President Obama has come out, however, now and said he supports this change and supports the people and supports the young people and -- and what they've done?

MUSTAPHA:  Well, actually President Obama's views were kind of conflicting during the last week --

RUSH: (laughing)

MUSTAPHA: -- but now he's saying that he's supporting the change.

RUSH:  I mean this is priceless stuff! This is so great. Nic Robertson, first Achmed. "Achmed, what do you have to say to Obama?"  "Diddly-squat! What's Obama got to do with this?" "Okay, I'll move on." Robertson finds Mustapha: "What's your message to Obama?"  "Well, we started without him we're gonna finish without him."  Robertson persists, though. "Are you pleased that Obama...?" (laughing) Folks, I wish I could think of an analogy on the fly here. (laughing) These people think that they have just won a life of freedom after all these years of poverty and oppression, and they got a reporter asking them about Obama! So Nic Robertson says, "Are you pleased? Are you pleased at least Obama's come out, he supports this change and what you've done? Are you pleased with that?"

ROBERTSON:  The view from here is one of very happy to now to hear that President Obama has swung behind the people.

RUSH:  That's Nic Robertson, finally saying -- after all of this, after all that you just heard, he says -- "The view here from here is one of very happy, to now hear that Obama has swung behind the people."  Not one of the people he talked to had anything positive to say about Obama!  Achmed. Mustapha twice.  It comes time for the wrap-up, here is audio sound bite number 16. It comes time for the wrap-up again and here's Nic Robertson, you've just heard Achmed and Mustapha twice basically say, "He's irrelevant. Why are you asking us about Obama?" Here's the wrap up.

ROBERTSON:  The view from here is one of very happy to now to hear that President Obama has swung behind the people.

RUSH: (laughing) Nic Robertson, CNN.  Is there any doubt what their purpose is?  Get Obama reelected.  Try to think back. Something like this happened in the American Revolution. You know, and George Washington has just finished proclaiming victory, and some reporter comes up and asks him, "Well, what do you think about what Attila the Hun said about this?" or (laughing) pick somebody that's equally irrelevant. (laughing)  "Do you think the Barbary Coast pirates are happy here to see your revolution is succeeding? You know, they played a big role in this.  They're really behind you."  So we're not through.  You know, this Google executive, the Egyptian Google guy, is said to be one of the leaders of the protest.  So Harry Smith on CBS' Slay the Nation was talking to the Egyptian Google engineer, Wael Ghonim and they had this exchange about the anti-government protest and Obama. (laughs) So CNN and now CBS, asking all these people in Egypt, "What about Obama? Aren't you happy? Obama did it, right? Obama made it possible. Obama caused the revolution! Obama inspired you. Obama got you freedom. Obama's gonna get you a job isn't that right?"
SMITH:  President Obama came out several times during the revolution; had things to say. Did it help?

GHONIM:  We don't really need him, and I don't think that... I wrote a tweet. I wrote, "Dear Western Governments:  You have been supporting the regime that was oppressing us for 30 years.  Please don't get involved now.  We don't need you."

RUSH:  And that's Google, folks! That is a Google executive.  That's not Mustapha or Achmed.  That is an Egyptian Google executive: "We don't really need" Obama.  They don't really need Obama. He was all over the board here before this thing all happened. It was clear that Obama said everything possible so that when it was all over he could go back and say, "See what I said?" So he could position himself as in the proper position of having forecast, predicted, or even caused all of this to happen.

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RUSH: To Corpus Christi, Texas, this is... Is that right?  Usama?  Usama from Corpus Christi.

CALLER: Hey! Greetings, Rush.

RUSH: Great to have you on the program, sir.

CALLER:  Okay, great to talk to you.  I have a great respect for your professional opinions, despite the fact that I disagree with you a lot but I still listen to you.  I'm talking to you about the Egypt revolution -- which I hope that you call it "revolution," not just "uprising."  This is one thing.  The other thing is I don't understand why as a conservative leader in our free nation that you don't stand with the people who seek their freedom.  This really bothers me, and I want to understand from you why you don't support the freedom for the Egyptian people.

RUSH:  I never said that I don't support the freedom of the Egyptian people.  I'm just not sure that's what this is ultimately gonna lead to, nor am I convinced yet that that's what this was really all about. (sigh) Look, I don't knee-jerk react to anything.  When the result of this is a military leadership in Egypt, that traditionally has not led to individual freedom.  I believe second revolutions -- you know, this is the first phase. There's another phase of this to come, we don't know yet what it is.  The best way to describe myself is I don't jump on bandwagons.

CALLER:  Egypt gained independence from the British, you know, early in the fifties. In 1952 they got their independence but they didn't get their freedom.  Now they were seeking the freedom for 58 years, and finally they "uprise," and they did get the first step on the way --

RUSH:  Well, this is --

CALLER:  -- for liberty and freedom, and we as a Free World here, we should support those people.  Regardless our doubt about the outcome of this, we should support people seeking freedom.  You are conservative; I am conservative.  

RUSH:  Wait a second, now.  I don't know why you're hitting me.  I have never once anywhere or at any time on this program opposed freedom.  What I am is cautious.  The people behind this don't seem to be all that interested in freedom to me.  The Muslim Brotherhood is not about freedom to me.  The Middle East is not a repository of it.  I hope that it would be, but I'm just not a bandwagon jumper yet.  I'm cautious about this.
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RUSH: A protest leading to Hosni Mubarak's removal is not yet democracy.  Even voting is not democracy.  A one-time vote is not democracy -- as in Hamas in Gaza.  Not democracy.  We all hope that Egyptians enjoy freedom, which they've not had for 5,000 years.  We'll see.  I think the whole world would be great if conservatism triumphed everywhere.  I think if capitalism triumphed everywhere, you have no larger with, bigger supporter of that than I.  Freedom, conservatism, free markets, market principles.  That's not what we're talking about yet here in Egypt.  A military coup, soft or otherwise, does not mean democracy.  We just have to wait.  

Also, look: I shared with you these pathetic sound bites of a CNN reporter talking to protesters -- demonstrators, freedom lovers, whoever they are -- in Egypt, and all this reporter cared about is what these people think of Obama.  What does that tell you about the rest of the reporting of all this?  Ladies and gentlemen, you must realize, if you don't -- and I spent a lot of time on this last week and people asked, "Why are you wasting so much time on Egypt, Rush?  It's over." I'm talking about it because it was nothing about Egypt on our news.  It was all about how they can build Obama up; it's all about Obama's reelection; it's all about trying to remake Obama, rebuild him after this horrible year he had last year, the devastating election results.

This whole Egypt thing was used for purely domestic purposes here, and all this talk about all these people -- I'm talking about the State-Controlled Drive-By Media -- looking at this as an opportunity for democracy in Egypt? That's not what they saw. This is not their interest.  This is totally about Obama and how they could use this event to bring him back.  So quite naturally I'm gonna be suspicious of all the reporting involved in it, pure and simple.  So if the people who are there for primarily for that tell us... The whole point here is if we know the whole point of covering the Egyptian uprising was to make Obama look good, then clearly they think the way to do it at that is to put Obama out of front of a big democracy movement.  So they're gonna call it a democracy movement, but we know to be suspicious of everything these people tell us for years and years and years.  

The media was just as happy when the Shah of Iran left power, just as ecstatic.  And look at the difference now that we have in Iran versus what was under the Shah.  This in Egypt looks suspiciously familiar to how Gamal Abdul Nasser came to power.  So 'til it all plays out, as far as I'm concerned, you don't jump the shark here and claim that it's about something that it may not be about.  (interruption) Musharraf, yeah. It was the same thing in Pakistan. Musharraf went, yeah, that was great news, great news! Obama made sure got rid of Musharraf.  Nic Robertson...  I might have to play those sound bites again in the third hour because people missed 'em in the first hour.  They're just hilarious, but they put into total perspective what this whole Egyptian uprising has been all about for our media.
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RUSH: If you were not here in the first hour -- and even if you were, these are worth hearing again -- I love these. (chuckles) CNN has a reporter stationed right out there in the crowd in Cairo, right amidst all the protesters on Friday. After Obama has made his speech, which is after this program ends, Nic Robertson first finds a protester by the name of Achmed.  Now, as you will hear, Nic Robertson of CNN, in the midst of this military coup -- these people are, at this point in time, deliriously happy.  Mubarak's gone (I mean, really gone) they are thinking that they have been heard, theory thinking that they're going to get what they want, whatever it is.  In the case of Achmed and his compatriot you'll hear from soon, Mustapha, they really think freedom is coming, economic and otherwise.  They're all excited about it.  Here comes this American reporter with a British accent asking them what they think of Obama. (laughing) I mean, just that is hilarious to me.  So these are kind of tough to hear 'cause there's crowd noise and a number of other things, but listen carefully.  Nic Robertson in Cairo, CNN's Newsroom live after Mubarak steps down last Friday.  

ROBERTSON:  Achmed, you've been here down here on the square for many days.  The United States and the international community has just listened to President Obama saying that America will support Egypt if it wants help and assistance, and hopes that there will be a good transition for jobs for the young people.  What would be your message for President Obama?

ACHMED: We don't know, actually, who he supports.  He serves for his own purposes, and the Egyptian people serve for our freedom and democracy.  Any democratic country should see for the people, not for its own purposes.

RUSH: This is Achmed taking a tennis ball and stuffing it down Nic Robertson's throat. "What would your message be for Obama?"  Now, these guys have just been -- as far as they think, they've just been -- granted their freedom.  This is Christmas morning.  It's like asking George Washington, "Hey, what do you think of what the king of Spain thinks about your revolution?"  Hey, Achmed, what is your message for Obama?  And Achmed says, "We don't know who he supports.  He serves his own purposes.  We don't care about Obama." But Nic Robertson is undeterred! He heads on down the path and finds another peasant to try to praise the pharaoh, and he doesn't find what he wants again.  This time he runs into Mustapha.  

ROBERTSON:  Mustapha is joining me now.  We just heard President Obama say that he wants to extend, eh, support and assistance to Egypt and Egyptians if they want any, and he hopes that there are more jobs for the young people in the future.  What's your message for President Obama?

MUSTAPHA:  Well, my message to President Obama is just, "We started this revolution without any outside help, and we are going to finish it also without any outside help."

RUSH:  Okay, so Mustapha says, "Who?"  Basically he says, who?  "What is your message for President Obama?  Who wants jobs for the young people?"  Who?  We started this without him, we're gonna finish this without him.  What do you mean, Obama?  Nic Robertson, undeterred, continues to probe Mustapha for the answer that he, CNN, and Obama want.  

ROBERTSON:  Are you pleased that President Obama has come out, however, now and said he supports this change and supports the people and supports the young people and -- and what they've done?

MUSTAPHA:  Well, actually President Obama's views were kind of conflicting during the last week but now he's saying that he's supporting the change.

RUSH: "Well, actually Obama's views were kind of conflicting during the last week."  So they're not buying the whole premise.  Nic Robertson's premise is jammed right down his throat.  Yet you heard, you just heard, Achmed and Mustapha both told Nic Robertson: Go pound sand, buddy! Here's how Nic Robertson told CNN viewers exactly what they had just seen.  

ROBERTSON:  The view from here is one of very happy to now to hear that President Obama has swung behind the people.

RUSH:  (laughing) This is incredible!  They told him, "Who?  We don't care.  He didn't care about us; it doesn't matter," and yet the report ends with: "The view from here is one of very happy to now hear that President Obama has swung behind the people."  It's all about Obama as far as the American media is concerned. I think it's instructive, interesting, and hilarious all in one combo.
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RUSH: Jim in Syracuse, New York.  Hello, sir.  How are you?

CALLER:  Hey, Rush, man, mega no bandwagon dittos to you brother, I'm telling you, man.  I just got a quick question.  When Obama was talking on the airwaves here, and in Egypt Twitter down and everything was down, who the heck was he talking to?

RUSH:  Last Friday when he was doing his speech?  Is that when they closed down all communications in Egypt?

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  No Twitter, no Facebook, no My Butt, no television?

CALLER:  All that good stuff, yeah, who was he talking to?  I don't get it.

RUSH:  Huh.  Well, now, that's a good question.  I did not know that during the pharaoh's remarks that they had closed down all media in Egypt.

CALLER:  Well, it was down, the way I understood it from the media, and who are they gonna talk to now that they've all been kicked out.  I don't know.

RUSH:  I know that a couple or three times they shut down all Internet service during the course of this thing.  I do not know that they did so after Mubarak announced he was leaving or whatever on Friday.  Not disputing it; I just hadn't -- Twitter was online and so forth, how did they -- anyway, let me answer your question.  It doesn't matter whether they heard it or not.  Remember, now, Nic Robertson and the boys at CNN and whoever else is over there, doesn't matter if the Egyptians heard it.  The point is this was Obama's revolution.  All that was for our consumption, not theirs.  The coverage of the Egyptian revolution, whatever it was, was for our consumption.  It was an attempt by State-Controlled Media to shape events for Obama in the minds of the American people, pure and simple.  Which, again, I explained last week, somebody said why are you spending so much time on this?  'Cause it was an object lesson in media, not an object lesson in freedom, uprisings, revolutions, or democracy.  I mean really, folks, these people are in the throes of euphoria and some CNN reporter asked them what they think of Obama.  This guy's lucky that he wasn't tomatoed to death or pomegranate'd or dated, whatever they throw over there.  Lucky he got his report out.  


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 14, 2011, 06:30:51 PM
How soon before Obama starts immigrating them here under the guise of human rights?
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Post by: DCPatriot on February 14, 2011, 06:40:15 PM
How soon before Obama starts immigrating them here under the guise of human rights?

You're absolutely correct......although not sure it would be a guise.

The people that are afraid for their lives are the secularists...the Christians...and people who don't want to see Sharia Law in their Homeland.

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 14, 2011, 06:47:03 PM
You're absolutely correct......although not sure it would be a guise.

The people that are afraid for their lives are the secularists...the Christians...and people who don't want to see Sharia Law in their Homeland.



But all this "unrest" is a good cover to immigrate to spread Islam according to the tenets of their religion.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on February 15, 2011, 11:57:58 AM

You knoooow .... you guy's are beginning to sound like ... nativists.  At ease  :patriot:  Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 15, 2011, 06:45:37 PM
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 15, 2011, 09:29:57 PM
~ROFLOL~  good one.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 15, 2011, 10:56:11 PM


Oil is the Energy of the Past?
February 15, 2011


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RUSH: He said it, folks, he actually said that oil is the energy of the past.  We are in big, big trouble if this guy -- well, not if he believes it.  We know he believes it.  He's got a seven-year oil drilling moratorium in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.  It got the story from last December to prove it, a seven-year moratorium.  He is the one making oil the energy of the past.  With this upheaval in the Middle East, who knows how that bodes for future oil production.

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RUSH: Oil is the energy source of the past.  Yeah, when you shut down drilling and when you are responsible for a seven-year drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.  The question is, if oil is the energy source of the past, what is today's energy source? 

You know, I'm an aviation buff, folks, and I notice that Boeing just announced a stretch version of the 747.  It's the longest jet in America.  Well, the longest jet in the world.  It's not the biggest capacity.  The A380, the Airbus, still holds more passengers.  Now, why would somebody be expanding their line of jet aircraft if oil is the energy source of the past?  All kinds of manufacturers are introducing new jets to the market, and what do they require?  That's one of the things I always look at when I balance news reports about the finite oil supply, we're gonna be running out soon, we better get going on the windmills and the sun.  Okay, well, the people who are in business and investing a lot of money hoping for a return are investing in products that use a lot of oil and its refined derivatives, such as kerosene, jet fuel.  General Dynamics is making a new business jet, the Gulfstream G650, the G650. 

By the way, get this.  They just had a test flight of that mama.  That thing rolls off the assembly line, the first one in 2012.  They've got five or six of them flying around up there doing test flights.  They just had a test flight from Long Beach, I think, to Savannah, Georgia, coast to coast, left to right, obviously had tailwind.  They did that flight in three hours and 30 minutes.  They got near the speed of sound with some new efficient engine, the Gulfstream G650.  Oh, yeah, jet fuel, much more expensive than gasoline, much more.  Well, traditionally it is.  Five or six bucks a gallon now versus three, something like that.  But the point is if you manufacture a product that gulps the stuff, and we're running out of the stuff, and if the stuff is the energy source of the past, why are you building new airplanes?  Why are you designing new engines that use the stuff?  Why are people pouring money into these?  It's not the energy source of the past but this guy wants to make it that.  Why?  What in the world?  This is petulance. It is classic, uninformed, incompetent left wing stupidity that oil is the great polluter of the world. I mean, oil, the free flow of oil at market prices is the fuel of freedom.  It's the fuel of the engine of freedom, for crying out loud, we got a guy now here undermining it.  I don't care if he's doing it on purpose.

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RUSH: Now, as to oil, "the energy source of the past," he says. I have a story here by Jonathan Fahey, the energy writer for the Associated Press: "New Drilling Method Opens Vast Oil Fields in the US."  I'll give you some quotes from the story.  "Unemployment in North Dakota has fallen to the lowest level in the nation, 3.8 percent -- less than half the national rate of 9 percent. The influx of mostly male workers to the region has left local men lamenting a lack of women."

That's how many guys are showing up in North Dakota to work.  "Convenience stores are struggling to keep shelves stocked with food."  Have you heard about this?  Are you aware of any of this?  Well, the reason is they found a new way to extract oil from the Bakken fields, and "Within five years, analysts and executives predict, the newly unlocked fields are expected to produce 1 million to 2 million barrels of oil per day, enough to boost U.S. production 20 percent to 40 percent," until Obama hears about it and puts a moratorium on it because it's, supposedly, "the energy source of the past," or because it's too dangerous.

"The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates production will grow a more modest 500,000 barrels per day." "A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California. By 2015, oil executives and analysts say, the new fields could yield as much as 2 million barrels of oil a day -- more than the entire Gulf of Mexico produces now," which, half of it is now under a drilling moratorium for seven years.  We're talking the Bakken field among other places.


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RUSH:  Let me give you just a few details on this new drilling technique that they're using in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.  I mean, really unemployment is 3.8% and there's a shortage of women because of all the male employees trooping in there to North Dakota.  They can't keep convenience store shelves stocked because of so much economic activity.  This is from the Bismarck, North Dakota, Tribune: "Oil companies aren't just using a figure of speech when they say they've cracked open the Bakken.  Without the drilling technology that's forced billions, if not trillions of tiny fissures into the dense formation, the Bakken would still be the dark impenetrable zone it was for eons.  A process call 'fracture treatment' has transformed North Dakota's oil producing profile and the oil patch itself. 

"'Fracking' is as a big a business as drilling and a half-dozen or more companies are set up in North Dakota, commanding somewhere north of $3 million for each frack job." There are a bunch of stories about this.  The bottom line is oil is not "the energy source of the past."  It is the energy source of the present, it is the energy source of the future, and there's nothing that Obama can do to change that.  He may talk a big game about it, he may invest with all these corporate cronies that he's getting in bed with to invest in all this wasteful, useless, not-gonna-amount-to-a-hill-of-beans "green technology." But, meanwhile, the people who make the country work -- the people who count, the people who roll up their sleeves to provide this country what they need -- go where the market says go, and that's oil and petroleum.

And there's nothing wrong with it.  It is not eeevil.  It is not deadly. It's not, by its very existence, a poison.  This is just irrational to be attacking something like this. It's no different a commodity than water.  It is produced naturally.  It's part of the planet.  It's as much as anything else is a part of the planet, and we have had people find a way to harness it that changed the way Americans and people live all across the world for the better.  And it's insulting to my intelligence and everybody else's to have this commodity, this substance attacked as some form of evil by a bunch of know-nothing, do-nothing, never-got-their-hands-dirty-or-fingernails-dirty, little lame leftists here who live in their theoretical utopia -- and while they try to implement this, they do real harm and real damage to real people and their lives. 

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RUSH: Jose in Miami. Welcome, sir, to the EIB Network. It's great to have you here.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  It's a privilege to speak to you.  I just wanted to mention or just bring up the issue of the moratorium in the Gulf.  As I understand it, a court in Louisiana held the administration in contempt of court for, I guess, keeping the moratorium in place.  What's happening with that?  Why are we not drilling?

RUSH:  You're right, the government has been held in contempt, but they don't care.  It's like the health care law's unconstitutional.  They don't care.  They're still implementing it. Yet you refer to this regime as "lawless" and media analysts go absolutely bonkers.  Let's go here. The New York Times very happy, by the way, in this story.  This December 1st of 2010.  Headline: "US Halts Plan to Srill in Eastern Gulf.  "The Obama [regime] announced yesterday that it had rescinded its decision to expand offshore oil exploration into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic Coast because of weaknesses in federal regulation revealed by the BP oil spill.

"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said that a moratorium on drilling would be in force in those areas for at least seven years, until stronger safety and environmental standards were in place. The move puts off limits millions of acres of the Outer Continental Shelf that hold potentially billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. ... The decision essentially reverses the much-disputed drilling plan announced in March, which would have initiated environmental studies and exploration activity..."  So the moratorium has been declared, what, unconstitutional or what have you, the federal judge has found them in contempt, and yet they continue. 

Because, you see, oil is an energy source of the past.  I don't know what to tell you.  I don't know. I don't know what's being done legally to get the regime to fall in line, but they're in contempt.  The health care judge, Judge Vinson, said that his ruling was, in effect, an injunction.  He did not issue a separate injunction because he said he didn't think he had to.  He thought the regime would abide by his ruling, his ruling being the law.  They're not abiding by it.  But in the drilling moratorium, there was actually an injunction against the regime, which they are ignoring, which is why they have been found in contempt.

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RUSH:  Mark in Nashville, Tennessee, I'm glad you held on, I'm glad you waited.  Welcome to our program.

CALLER:  Thank you.  Good afternoon, Rush, and dittos to my favorite microphone Marine.

RUSH:  Thank you -- (laughing)

CALLER:  You haven't heard that in a long time, have you?

RUSH:  Love that, microphone marine.  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  Yeah, I called about Obama's comment earlier, the energy source of the past.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  And I'd like for him and the other Democrats and liberals to set an example for us and give up oil, gas, and coal and anything that comes from those.  See how far they go.

RUSH:  It's an excellent point.  Where's the leadership on this?

CALLER:  Anybody that's listening to us, if you look around, there's not anything that you can see unless you're out in the wilderness and butt naked that didn't come from oil, gas, or coal in one way or another.

RUSH:  Exactly right.  Exactly right.

CALLER:  You know, their windmills, their solar panels, their electric cars, their batteries -- I remember a few years ago you had a guy call in and he was in the tire business, I believe, and he said at that time, I think it was seven or eight quarts of oil go into every tire that's made.

RUSH:  Yep.

CALLER:  And you know how many gallons of oil go into an electric car?  How many gallons of oil go into a windmill?  How many gallons of oil go into solar panels?

RUSH:  How many gallons of oil does it take to power the electric car with a backup gasoline engine when your battery dies?  Exactly.  Good point.  Where is the leadership from these people showing us the way, showing us how to live without oil?  Show us.  Show us how it makes your life better. Show us how the White House runs more efficiently without it, yeah.  I like it.

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 15, 2011, 11:05:36 PM
Oil is the past eh.  Well the price of cotton is going through the roof....... well, someone says, "I guess we will see the return of polyester (egads) and the expert replies, nope, polyester is oil-based." 

These eko kooks are going to send us all back to the dark ages stark naked in the process.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 15, 2011, 11:06:36 PM
Defund NPR and PBS on Principle
February 15, 2011



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RUSH: Randy in Syracuse. Hello, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network.

CALLER:  Hello, Rush.  I want to thank you.  You are a daily source of inspiration to myself and my friends here in the frozen area of central New York.

RUSH:  Thank you very much, sir.  I truly appreciate that.

CALLER:  My comment is the following: Within the past week there's been a push by the local radio and TV stations here to keep Republicans in Congress from defunding NPR and PBS.  I'd like to know how you feel about it, and I'd also like to know if maybe the EIB Network should put in for a grant from the government just for the sake of fairness.

RUSH:  (laughing) Here's the difference: I wouldn't want a grant.  The difference is I would not want a grant, and I wouldn't want whatever level of accountability or involvement from the government came with it.  Let's be honest.  PBS, NPR, what have you, the truth of the matter is that if any of these liberal networks could make it in the free market, they wouldn't need these subsidies. They wouldn't need to be part of a federal Corporation or Public Broadcasting.  Yet they can't make it in the free market, at least not on the radio side.  So they need these subsidies, and they need all the assistance they can get. If they had to get by with market support, i.e., audience and advertiser support... Well, I think even they realize they can't.  They don't want to go that way.  And there is this presumption that they are unique and special and a cut above, they're elites; and as such their voices need to be heard, and it's perfectly natural the government would subsidize.  The amount of money saved by cutting these people is not that much money.  It's a principle thing that the government has no business subsidizing one particular point of view over another, but they are with NPR and the CPB.


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 15, 2011, 11:11:19 PM
I like NPR's format.  Like the soothing voices of the hosts.  And LOVE the classical music format.  And totally commercial free.

Who cares that they're all a bunch of raving libs?  They're useful idiots.

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 16, 2011, 06:59:34 PM
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 16, 2011, 07:03:08 PM


Obama is Worse Than Carter
February 16, 2011


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RUSH: Kelly in Ogden, Utah.  Hi.  Glad you waited.  You're next on the EIB Network.  Hello.

CALLER:  Thank you very much, Rush.  I've been listening since 1989.

RUSH:  I appreciate that very much.

CALLER:  I just want everybody to remember out there that you are the one who said Obama's presidency would be the second Carter term.  The only thing I would disagree is that may be an underestimation, because I don't think anybody guessed it would be this ugly.  So I've started calling him Jimmy Obama, or Barack Carter. I don't know which it is.

RUSH:  Worse.

CALLER:  Worse. (laughs) Exactly right.  The only thing they're out doing is Carter, and no good's gonna come out of this.

RUSH:  Well, I did say it's the second term of Carter, but there's a big difference.  Carter... Now, this is a benefit of the doubt.  Carter was just a bumbling fool.  This guy's not.  This guy is not a bumbling fool.  I don't care what anybody says, this guy may be naive on certain things, but this is not the result of flawed good intentions.  Jimmy Carter was just bumbling around, and he still is bumbling around.  Well, I'm not saying he's not mean.  I'm not. There's a difference in these two guys, only point is.  And I also want -- I want to say this to you, Kelly.  I did... I knew... (sigh) How should I say this? It doesn't sound classy to say this.  I knew it was gonna be bad.

Why do you think I was running around saying, "I hope he fails"? 

I know where these kinds of policies take us.  I know it.  I know what liberalism does, and it's nothing good.  In fact, one of the disappointing things to me is that I am not surprised by this. If you are, that's fine. Whatever it takes to sock people into reality.  My dream would be that we have a population someday that hears somebody is a liberal and that dooms 'em. They are forever doomed. They are never gonna have a chance to get elected simply because they're liberal, simply because they're Democrats.  That's my dream.  That people understand what the Democrat Party is all about, as it's constituted today, that people understand what liberalism is.  Everybody knows what communism is.  Everybody knows what socialism is.  Well, we're not far from it with today's Democrat Party.  It's a pretty narrow space between those two in terms of differences.  I think a lot of people do know it.  They just don't want to admit, "My gosh, we've elected somebody like that." 


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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 16, 2011, 07:16:58 PM


Dems Won't Be Able to Repeat the Great Gov't Shutdown Party of '95
February 16, 2011



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RUSH: Don't think for a moment Obama's not setting up a government shutdown here and try to recreate 1985, shift the blame to the Republicans.  I mean, they're doing their own budget.  Obama's budget's a blueprint; all president's budgets are.  Congress actually does the budget.  And they'll send it up there, and if Obama vetoes the thing, then he wants a shutdown.  He wants a shutdown because he thinks he can reverse his own fortunes just like Der Schlick Meister, Bill Clinton, did in 1995.  But you know what they always say. You ever thrown, folks, you ever had a spontaneous, great party? It just happens Friday or Saturday night.

You get together with some people, just have a great time, and you say, "You know what, let's do this next week," and you try to do the same thing next week. It just isn't the same.  Well, I predict to you it will be the same effect for the Democrats if they try to recreate the government shutdown party of 1995 here in 2011.  I got a note here from a friend listening intently to the program, all this that we've discussed today, and this is really good: "The Only Hope the Country Has -- The only hope this country has is through the innovations of a free people, a people who are free to benefit from their good ideas and their hard work.  History has proved over and over there's no shortcut.  University eggheads and politicians do not have, never have had a better way to achieve prosperity for a nation. 

"Hard work born of free people benefiting from their innovations."  Now, government can't accomplish this.  Government only gets in the way and makes it more difficult.  Government does not create wealth.  By definition, government does not create wealth.  Government confiscates wealth.  So the government needs to get out of the way, and that means quit taking so much wealth away from the private sector.  That's the hope that we have. That's the only hope we've got.  America's hope is not in stimulus bills.  It's not in mortgage-assistance programs.  It's not in green technology sponsored by the government with crony capitalism subsidies.  It's not in windmills or any of that -- unless market forces can combine with need and necessity to create something that's profitable in a new energy sector, and that will happen if the country remains free.

That kind of stuff cannot be forced on us.

The country is not gonna become great and rediscover itself because of electric cars or any of that, or any of these other government ideas. 

It just isn't going to happen. 

And looky here!  How many...? Remember all these arguments about government-funded abortions?  "No, Rush, the government doesn't pay for abortions.  That's just one of the tricks you people on the right try to always use."


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RUSH: We're talking about the government shutdown of 1995 and how the Democrats are hoping to relive that wonderful moment in their political history because they do view it (perhaps correctly so) as one of the elements that revitalized the dormant Clinton regime at the time.  'Cause Newt and the boys had the House Republicans on a roll.  This was just the second year after they had been sworn in.  And the government shutdown happened, and it was totally orchestrated.  Clinton told the federal employees, "Don't worry, you'll get your back pay." (interruption) Okay, the question is: "If it saved Clinton, why did he sign welfare reform?" 

It didn't alone save Clinton, but they think it did. We're not dealing with reality.  This is what they think. The Democrats think that this is how they beat back this Republican revolution. That's why I'm eager to repeat this.  We have a montage from my television show in 1995 about the budget battle the Democrats think they won and are looking to replay.  This is how they were behaving. This is what they were saying back in 1995, 16 years ago.  Is that right?  Yeah.  Five, 11... Regardless of the lousy at quick math in head, this is what they're hoping to replicate.  This is perhaps a prelude to things that you will hear them say as we get closer to March this year, which is the government shut down date.

REP. SAM GIBBONS: GOP! Get Old People! 

REP. WILLIAM CLAY: What's next?  Castration?  Sterilization?

REP. JOHN LEWIS:  They are comin' for our children! They are comin' for the poor! They are comin' for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled!

WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN MIKE MCCURRY:  The reason they're trying to slow the rate of increase in the program, I suppose, is because eventually they'd like to see the program just die and go away.  You know, that's probably what they'd like to see happen to seniors, too, if you think about it.

REP. MAJOR OWENS:  What is being done to our society -- the torture and the maiming of our society -- is incomprehensible.

REP. GIBBONS:  You're a bunch of dictators, that's all you are.  I had to fight you guys 50 years ago.

RUSH:  That was Sam Gibbons.  You know, he parachuted in on D-Day at Omaha Beach, and he was claiming that the Republicans were just like the Nazis he had to fight 50 years ago.  Ah, Major Owens! Oh, my glad to hear that voice brought back from the archives, the Grooveyard of Forgotten Hits. Major Owens: "What's being done to our...?" This is the guy who said the sharks still swim the route of the slave ships from Africa to the United States. Sharks are still out there. They're still hoping that more slaves will be thrown overboard for them.  He said it, we have the tape, and it was John Lewis saying, "They are coming for our children!

"They are coming for the poor! They are comin' for the sick, the elderly, and the disabled!" It was Mike McCurry who said, "[T]hey'd like to see the program just die and go away.  You know, that's probably what they'd like to see happen to seniors, too, if you think about it." William Clay: "What's next?  Castration?  Sterilization?" Sam Gibbons: "GOP! Get old people!"  That's the budget battle of 1995. That's what they're hoping to rekindle.  Back to the phones, Janet in Shiloh, Illinois, I'm glad you waited.  Great to have you on the program.  Hello.

CALLER:  Hello, Last Man Standing.  How are you?  I wanted to emphasize how this is not 1995, and I agree with you completely because I'm not a stupid woman.  Obama is gunning for government shutdown, and he's delusional.  I think that's the polite word.  Because back then as you would recall the Democrats used all sorts of threats as to why they couldn't do things like shut down the government or impeach a president, and one of them was the stock market would crash.  Well, the stock market has crashed, and it gave us this president that has further taken us off the rails of the country.

RUSH:  Yeah.

CALLER:  We have eight million homes, claims Mort Zuckerman, in some state of foreclosure right now.  Unemployment's been up above 8% since this fellow's taken office.  The Democrats, they said the Republicans want to let granny die.  Well, the Democrats have given us death panels.

RUSH:  Exactly right!

CALLER:  Yes.  Yes, yes, yes!

RUSH:  Who is it that's given us the death panels?  Who is it that's doing that? Exactly right.

CALLER:  Right.

RUSH:  Who is it that's forced people out of their homes?

CALLER:  Right! (giggles) It's the Democrats, and they have no compassion -- and you know what else, Rush?  This is really important.  There's a lot of people in their forties -- late thirties, forties, early fifties -- who have been in the private sector had their retirement savings wiped out. Their homes, if they haven't lost them, are worth a fraction of what they were -- and they're more reliant on Social Security than they ever were.  We've got to take this fight straight to the jugular of the Democratic Party!  We've got to stop letting them be the bullies that they are who destroy people's lives.  That's what they are about.  Look at our major cities! Look what the census numbers of Chicago are. They've got a 1920's percentage of people living there in Chicago now.  Who organized Chicago?

RUSH:  I know.

CALLER:  Who?  Obama.

RUSH:  It's the same sad story in New Orleans.  It's the same sad story in Detroit where they're actually talking about bulldozing houses.  It's the same sad story.  Whenever Democrats have run a city unchecked, take a look at the city.  State, same thing. Janet, if you're willing, you need to be signed up as a spokesman for the Republican Party.  This is what the Republican Party ought to be saying! This is what people in the country think. The Republicans could score major points by simply validating what people already think.  People in the e-mail ask (snidely), "Well, you FOR a shutdown, Rush? You were for it last time."

Damn right I am! 

Shut it down! 

Let's prove again we can live without it for a few weeks.  So-called essential jobs will not go undone.  We're not thinking like winners here.  We should prepare for what happens when it happens, and what happens is that we prove the world will not turn to dust and blow away when this government stops operating for a while -- and at the same time, we make it clear that this is being done because the president seeks to bankrupt the country, and we refuse to be any part of it.  We make it clear that HE is shutting down the government for his own political reasons.  We make it clear that HE and his media are treating this as a giant political game all for him to win.  1995 was what it was.  This is a different time and aim different place today. 

For one thing, Obama is not Clinton.  Clinton, there was no better liar than Clinton, and there still isn't.  Obama is a stumbler! You take the teleprompter away, and he's got zilch.  In fact, the Republicans proposed cutting the teleprompter budget in the White House as a joke?  You take his teleprompter away and he's got nothing.  In 1995, basically it was still me.  There was no Fox.  There was no giant blog network.  The New Media was in its birth stages, if you will.  It's a whole different day today.  It's a whole different time.  We've gotta tell people exactly what's going on.  Barack Obama is holding the government hostage for his own political ambitions. He's playing a game with it!  His whole budget is a game. There's nothing serious in it. I'm glad you called.  I appreciate it.
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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 16, 2011, 08:15:08 PM
28% Republicans, 32% Democrat, and 40% independent,     Thanks, DC.. that was what I was looking for earlier.  Says it all.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 17, 2011, 05:22:10 PM
DC are you going to do each post separately now so we discussion of pertinent points doesn't get buried in the middle between issues?
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on February 17, 2011, 05:39:05 PM
DC are you going to do each post separately now so we discussion of pertinent points doesn't get buried in the middle between issues?

Yes....that would be better don't you think?

Just put up the 1st one....it's long....it's about Wisconsin's demonstration protests of government employees and teachers'  unions
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rapunzel on February 17, 2011, 06:43:03 PM
Yes....that would be better don't you think?

Just put up the 1st one....it's long....it's about Wisconsin's demonstration protests of government employees and teachers'  unions

Yes, I think much better, happy you have your own section now!   :beer:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 11, 2011, 02:51:30 PM
Facinating discussions on Rush today in light of Christie's endorsement of Romney.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 12:16:47 PM
Man Rush is lighting up the GOP Establishment over the Tea Party today.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 13, 2011, 01:28:07 PM

I'm listening.

He has Romney on a spit and he's turning it slooowly over the fire.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 01:36:35 PM
I'm listening.

He has Romney on a spit and he's turning it slooowly over the fire.

Yep, and the establishment. Did you hear the stuff about the GHW Bush whitehouse?

lol
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: massadvj on October 13, 2011, 02:06:46 PM
The blowback begins....
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 02:11:10 PM
Yep. But people are flat out running away from Perry now. I'm seeing that in quite a few forums, all over FB.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Rivergirl on October 13, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
Yep. But people are flat out running away from Perry now. I'm seeing that in quite a few forums, all over FB.

People are paid to comment on FB.    We need to think for ourselves and not allow FNC or the rest of their cohorts in the msm to choose our candidate.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 02:38:19 PM
People are paid to comment on FB.    We need to think for ourselves and not allow FNC or the rest of their cohorts in the msm to choose our candidate.

Thats true, some people are paid to post on FB.

I don't see any of them, however. And I don't anyone that 'allows FNC' or the msm to choose who they are going to support.

The bottom line is every poll has Perry's fall continuing, Cain's meteoric rise continuing, and Romney gaining ground in half of them, slightly up in a quarter, and maintaining in the rest.

Oh, and they alshow Gingrich inching up again. Right now he's ahead of Perry in most.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: massadvj on October 13, 2011, 02:40:04 PM
Yep. But people are flat out running away from Perry now. I'm seeing that in quite a few forums, all over FB.

I am not married to Perry.  I am supporting Perry but mostly in the ABR camp for now.  Whoever demonstrates that they can earn it by dislodging Perry is fine by me, so long as it isn't Huntsman.

Based on the money, I assume it's still a two man race, but money may not be very determinate this cycle.  If Cain catches fire, that's fine by me.  Or Gingrich.  Anybody but Romney.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 13, 2011, 02:42:15 PM
I remember when Rush used to refer to the House as "Newt and the boys" -- LOL!

I like Newt's intellect, his boldness and his ties.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 02:57:05 PM
I am not married to Perry.  I am supporting Perry but mostly in the ABR camp for now.  Whoever demonstrates that they can earn it by dislodging Perry is fine by me, so long as it isn't Huntsman.

Based on the money, I assume it's still a two man race, but money may not be very determinate this cycle.  If Cain catches fire, that's fine by me.  Or Gingrich.  Anybody but Romney.

I"m voting for whoever wins the nomination. As Krauthammer pointed out again last night, if you bet the farm on Romney, you'll be rich. I still think a Romney/Cain ticket is what it will be in the end. So far, thats how its playing out.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 13, 2011, 03:08:09 PM

If folks would stop and think about it, there are lots of advantages (for winning in November) to a Romney/Cain ticket.  (Yes, I know ... Romney=Obama-lite, sheesh)
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 03:12:41 PM
Yep. The GOP would carry states in the Northeast, have a decent shot at carrying New York, sweep the midwest, and every southern state.

Owe-bama would be forced to play defense with a large percentage of his warchest, and as we know while he's raising significant sums, he's way down compared to last time, and there is no chance he'll raise 1 billion dollars now.

It could be a 40 state run for the GOP. And with that, a filibuster proof Senate is within reach, a short one at that.

We have to think long term here. If we want Owe-bamacare gone, this is the best way. And I hae no doubt Romney would LOVE to be the guy that killed it.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: sinkspur on October 13, 2011, 03:17:57 PM
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If we want Owe-bamacare gone, this is the best way. And I hae no doubt Romney would LOVE to be the guy that killed it.

I have little doubt that Romney wouldn't kill Obamacare, especially since HIS ADVISORS from Massachusetts are giving direction to Obama on how to implement it.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on October 13, 2011, 05:42:10 PM
I have little doubt that Romney wouldn't kill Obamacare, especially since HIS ADVISORS from Massachusetts are giving direction to Obama on how to implement it.

Key word "advisers" ... and former at that; not the new and improved Romney himself.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Badeye on October 13, 2011, 05:48:04 PM
'Some people are more firmly wed to their ideas than their spouses...''

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Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Weird Tolkienish Figure on November 16, 2011, 02:40:46 PM
'Some people are more firmly wed to their ideas than their spouses...''

Unknown

Badeye, wow long time no see.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on November 16, 2011, 05:27:54 PM

Oddly enough, Badeye has been missing from action lately .... Hope things are well, BE.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: DCPatriot on January 16, 2012, 12:37:47 PM
LOL!

RUSH just said that regardless that Tim Tebow is watching the rest of the season on TV, he did in fact create a miracle during the playoffs.


"   ......he had atheists praying that he would lose!"    :silly:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on January 16, 2012, 12:53:49 PM
 :silly:
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 24, 2012, 01:05:18 PM
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Notorious Elitist Mark Steyn filling in for Rush Limbaugh Tuesday upset the applecart by defending the evil rich white guy Mitt Romney in his debate preformance against OccupyGOP in Tampa Monday night before a group of stunned Republicans.  Not a peep could be heard.

Newt Gingrich was unavailable for comment.  Film at 11.

Now, back to our previously scheduled program "How to win elections by attacking capitalism"
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 24, 2012, 01:33:39 PM
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Angry crowds upset with Rush Limbaugh's guest host stormed the EIB Studios after Mark Steyn gave an objective analysis Tuesday why any of the candidates for the Republican nomination for president would be acceptable -- including Ron Paul.

Asked for comment, one angry protester shook his fist and grimaced saying "I tolerated it when that Canadian Steyn said nice things about Romney, but when he said Ron Paul would be an acceptable nominee -- well that went too far coming from a foreigner."

Film at 11.

And now back to our previously scheduled program "Could America survive under a bland presidency?"
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: sinkspur on January 24, 2012, 01:39:46 PM
Ron Paul would not be acceptable.

Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 24, 2012, 02:01:47 PM

Mark Steyn's being wrong about Paul means the rest of his analysis is rendered meaningless -- Newt, Romney included.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: sinkspur on January 24, 2012, 02:03:03 PM
Mark Steyn's being wrong about Paul means the rest of his analysis is rendered meaningless -- Newt, Romney included.

No.  I'm just saying that I would NEVER vote for Ron Paul, under any circumstances.  I'd just leave the presidential line blank.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on January 24, 2012, 02:10:27 PM

Of all Rush's guest hosts I find Steyn's wit the most engaging.  I can listen to him.

If some how the stars aligned and a crack in the earth's mantle shifted the magnetosphere, and Paul won the nomination ... I'd have to vote for him.  I've never left a line blank and I've never voted D.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 15, 2012, 06:09:50 PM
I've never left a line blank and I've never voted D.
Well, that explains a lot.
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: aligncare on April 15, 2012, 06:16:08 PM

Meaning?  Go ahead and make your point.  I'm open to discussion ...
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: Lipstick on a Hillary on July 16, 2012, 12:30:11 PM
Must be a really slow news day.  Rush is talking about the book Fifty Shades of Grey.

  (Okay, I am copping to the fact that I am reading this book now. OMG).  whistle
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: mystery-ak on July 16, 2012, 01:23:46 PM
Well he's fired up now....lol
Title: Re: Rush Limbaugh Live Thread
Post by: famousdayandyear on July 16, 2012, 02:18:59 PM
The NC Emergency goons just issued a TEST alert right during the start of the 3rd hour.  Very strange