Uncommon Sense

February 19, 2021

Ding Dong the Rush is Dead

Filed under: Culture,Entertainment,Politics,Race — Steve Ruis @ 9:49 am
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The not so sad news came yesterday that Rush Limbaugh had died. Many people were asking today whether it is appropriate to celebrate that event.

I was actually a fan of his radio show quite some time ago, until a particular story came up. It involved a mountain lion attack on a hiker in the California wilderness. Mr. Limbaugh couched this story as another liberal tree hugger getting her just desserts. I then read a story in the newspaper that the forest ranger who found the body stated that Mr. Limbaugh got the story quite wrong. The ranger even called the show and spoke to a Limbaugh flunky to explain how wrong he had got the story. Mr. Limbaugh continued to spin the story his way for many days thereafter, after learning from someone who was there that he had got it wrong. He never “corrected” his story.

At that point I concluded that anyone having such a disregard for the truth could not be trusted and so stopped listening. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Limbaugh became a full-time shill for the Republican Party. (Remember the “America Held Hostage, Day XYZ” campaign?)

At that point it was clear that Mr. Limbaugh was not taking an ideological stance, but a financial stance. In politics, one must follow the money, but also the access. Mr. Limbaugh sucked up to the rich and the powerful conservatives and got paid really well and he got to sleep in the Lincoln bedroom. GOP pols sucked up to him obsequiously.

The financial haul lasted a long time, until the Dump Rush campaign cut into his sponsorships a great deal. All in all, he was an embarrassment in American Radio broadcasting history.

So, “Ding, dong, the dick is dead, the wicked old dick, the dick is dead . . .” Celebrate away!

10 Comments »

  1. I never liked him. He was an asshole from the word GO.

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    Comment by silverapplequeen — February 19, 2021 @ 9:51 am | Reply

    • That is so, and such people do have uses in our society. He wore his out a long time ago.

      On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 9:51 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — February 19, 2021 @ 9:52 am | Reply

    • Sometimes I happened upon his talk show (nationalized and heavily advertisement laden) as he was giving his morning political sermon, mostly on the atrocities being committed against Trump and his presidency. The ideas he’d go on about were bewildering.

      I’d often wonder how he got himself to say some of the absurdities (to me, at least) he’d preach: irately paranoid political theories plentifully interspersed with business promotions big and small, as though straight out of a capitalist manifesto, the pages of which I think I could actually hear him shuffling.

      Now, some anti-Limbaugh posters say he must be somewhere in Dante’s Inferno’s political section. I, however, wonder whether his spirit or consciousness may now finally be 100 percent free of the purely cerebrally based agitation and contempt that may have blighted much of his life. Therefore, he may be wondering, ‘Why was I so angry, so much of the time? Oh, God, the things I said!… I really hope I didn’t do too much damage while I was there.’

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      Comment by fgsjr2015 — February 19, 2021 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

      • Those last sentences of yours, fgsjr … when did you write this? Perhaps later in the day after having a toddy or two? I simply cannot picture this man EVER being regretful of his words or actions.

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        Comment by Nan — February 21, 2021 @ 10:03 am | Reply

        • Never having died, we can only know thus relate to our physical-brain/psyche selves.

          People who have experienced near-death have typically reported enjoying a complete relinquishment of physical-world stress and agitation (etcetera).

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          Comment by fgsjr2015 — February 21, 2021 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  2. May the fucker burn

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    Comment by john zande — February 19, 2021 @ 10:30 am | Reply

    • Sometimes even the existence of a mythical Hell gives one comfort. That’s what religions are for, no? Consolation?

      One political cartoon I saw was Mr. Limbaugh showing up at the Pearly Gates to receive judgement, only to be greeted by, how shall we say it, three angels “of color.” Mr. Limbaugh’s comment was along the lines of “Oh, shit!”

      Like I said consolation.

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — February 19, 2021 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

      • Cosmic justice is THE greatest appeal, especially for the poor. I see it here everywhere, it’s all these people have to make life bearable (apart from sex, samba and beer).

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        Comment by john zande — February 19, 2021 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  3. I’m with JZ. If a hell existed, it would be a good place for a lying sack of crap, such as Limbaugh. The orange asshole can go there as well.

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    Comment by shelldigger — February 19, 2021 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

    • And now we know, for sure, how Hell originated … from powerlessness, like the rest of religion. (Wait until my God gets home. You are in real trouble, bub!)

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — February 20, 2021 @ 12:17 pm | Reply


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