Started by Marc.Knight, March 17, 2011, 10:10:10 AM
Quote from: Tinfoil Hat on September 17, 2013, 11:22:08 PMDid somebody mention Lush Rimbaugh, radio's most famous blowhard drug addict? That man has done nothing but lower the level of political discourse. He's like a Howard Stern version of Senator McCarthy and about as truthful and honest as him too. Bleeeeech.
Quote from: Lunger on September 18, 2013, 05:45:28 AMWhat is he lying about?
Quote from: Redacted on October 13, 2013, 12:48:10 PMAnd what about, "Half my brain tied behind my back to make it fair." Jeez. That guy.He just sounds bloated and fat to me, and gross. Confidence is one thing, but being completely delusional regarding one's own self-importance is quite another. Can't listen to that voice. I imagine him eating when I hear him, and must find a happy place to make the mental image go away quickly.
Quote from: Cynnie on October 13, 2013, 03:33:07 PMAll that^
Quote from: onan on October 13, 2013, 03:45:25 PMIt is easy to hate, it is even easier to be stupid. Limbaugh is the maestro to the band of hate and stupid.
Quote from: Sardondi on October 13, 2013, 07:51:39 PMHuh. And here I thought it was that his blowhard and irritating style was part of a shtick chosen to elicit an even more pissed off response when he exposed the left's failures and hypocrisies.
Quote from: onan on October 13, 2013, 07:55:49 PMCan't both be true?
Quote from: Sardondi on October 13, 2013, 08:15:54 PMYou know, as a problem in plane geometry, I guess it is. Not in this case, though. Besides, I don't think I'd want to harp on how stupid some guy is that my team hasn't been able to stop or even slow down for over 25 years.
Quote from: UFO Fill on October 14, 2013, 06:44:23 AMOne thing Rush did was bring the energy and sense of humor of Top 40 radio to talk radio. Some of his stuff is just old-time disc jockey foolishness. As he says, he sometimes uses absurdity to illustrate absurdity. You may or may not like that technique, and it is certainly very different than the techniques of a typical NPR host. I think Rush is a pretty bright guy, even though he has little formal education. That doesn't mean I agree with him on everything.Onan, if you want stupidity, give a listen to Sean Hannity's radio program. I'll give you a medal if you last 15-minutes. Ha.
Quote from: onan on October 14, 2013, 06:52:56 AMHell I enjoy Rush every once in a great while. I am not debating his talent. And I agree Hannity... well...
Quote from: Philosopher on March 17, 2011, 10:10:10 AMAre there any "Rush Rooms" left? I remember that was big for several years across the country. Some have commented that his edge is gone, but I think his commentary is just more sophisticated.
Quote from: Foodlion on October 14, 2013, 10:01:20 AMRush and Hannity make me sick. The only two people that makes me more sick is Sarah Palin and John McCain.Sarah Palin wants money to give a speech for things she say are necessities for our freedoms.John McCain has his head screwed on backwards.Rush and Hannity are just in it for a paycheck. Wanna know someone who I respect? ART BELL. The man who does it for the love and for his fans. Making 75k a year, and turning down big money offers, because he didn't give in to the greed.
Quote from: Falkie2013 on October 14, 2013, 01:49:29 AMI am so frequently bemused by those who see Rush as a blowhard, denigrate him for his weight ( being overweight is a safe topic to disparage someon ) and yet all too frequently, the same people who say they can not abide by his voice are the same ones who do not listen to his program on a regular basis.Like Art, you don't rise to a position of prominence on radio by just being a blowhard with nothing to back it up.Premiere paid Art for his show and Rush's network paid him $ 400 million to do his.IF he were only a blowhard, then he'd have been off the air in months instead of being on it for 25 years.Yet other blowhards on the other side of the spectrum have fallen by the wayside, because in part, they make things up.Rush has a track record for being correct on issues and when he's wrong he admits it.I've listened to the man on and off since literally the first minute he was on the air in Sacramento.I've never heard him, as an example, call for the killing of Dick Cheney or George Bush as I have heard people do both on radio and tv.The man is a professional and acts accordingly.Part of what he does is showmanship, thus the " one hand tied behind my back ", " talent on loan from G*d ", etc.But when he brings up issues, he does the research first and then disccusses the topic.Unlike a certain other talk show host we know who claims to and doesn't.And there have been Leftist journalist who have made up racist things about him, only to later retract them and apologize.Rush gets a raw deal because of a perception that is not true, much like many Conservatives and Tea Party members do for being " haters ", "homophobes ", " xenophobes " and other ad hominem attacks, just like attacking him for his weight instead of the issues he brings up on a daily basis.
Quote from: yumyumtree on September 18, 2013, 10:32:46 AMA few minutes ago, he just said, "They know I'm a genius."I actually like him. He just makes me mad when he talks about things he probably isn't qualified to talk about. That includes a lot of science topics.Taoof LuxLisbon, Ive been meaning to say what a lovely avatar you have. I liked The Virgin Suicides, liked Middlesex a bit better. Eugenides really captured what it was like being a teenager in the 70s.
Quote from: awake on October 14, 2013, 04:07:01 PM Lunger, I'm not certain if you have access to google but this is just one page found when googling "lies of rush limbaugh" - [size=78%]http://www.politifact.com/personalities/rush-limbaugh/[/size]Politifact isn't my source of choice because they seem to slant to the right but I thought that they might be a source you would accept. It is a list of a few of the many lies from this sources perspective. Actually, limbaugh won the biggest lie of the year last year on this particular site. So there's that.....If this isn't acceptable then I would have to ask you what source would accept to falsify your "what's he lying about" , "nothing I guess" posts.Best of luck and remember that google is your friend.
Quote from: Lunger on October 15, 2013, 07:53:39 AMSo, out of 25 or 30 years running his mouth there are 6 things? Some of those I would take exception to depending upon the context.Also, Google is most certainly not your friend.