Limbaugh died

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  1. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    I am managing not to speak ill of the dead here for which I hope to receive consideration in the world to come. But Limbaugh made an outrageous claim once that as far as I can tell was the petrified truth. He claimed that he saved AM radio. I think he did. Controversial talk radio gave AM popular content that did not depend on audio fidelity but did benefit from propagation after dark. In this area, at least, FM had the disadvantage.
     
  2. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Smokers are not at any greater risk of lung cancer than people who eat carrots. At least that's what a political pundit on AM radio used to say before he got lung cancer and passed away recently.
     
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  3. newsongs

    newsongs Active Member

    I think of Rush as an "edgatainer"... defined as an educator who entertains or an entertainer who educates (from the philosophy he held and his own conservative vantage point). With America as divided as it is, he obviously represented a large constituency of millions and aggravated and enraged an equal number. I appreciated him as a communicator and catalyst, though I was not always aligned with his conclusions.
     
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It may be that one should avoid speaking ill of the dead, but some cases require more restraint than others.
     
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  5. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    He was extremely successful financially and was generous in his donations to charitable causes.
     
  6. Vonnegut

    Vonnegut Active Member

    Cancer is savage... don't wish that on anyone, or for any friends and family to witness a loved one go through it.
     
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  7. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Damned if he didn't have all the right enemies.
     
  8. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    I guess that was a big part of his appeal? He was a bigger misogynist and racist than even Trump or at least more open about it.
     
  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    That Limbaugh's show had such a wide audience is a political fact that bears keeping in mind. This is not nothing.
     
  10. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    I don't know. I have not heard more than 5 minutes of Rush Limbaugh since 2000. The only times since then that I can recall him showing up on my radar were when leftist co-workers of mine brought him up, when some neoliberal rag or FakeNews was screeching about something he said. Well, and the vitriol being spewed more recently. Generally, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    Oh, and about a year ago I saw a clip of Rush receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. That was pretty great :D
     
  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    So he's like Stalin, then?
     
  12. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Spoony's post is a nice snapshot of the conservative movement today, especially as consolidated by Trump. No more conservative principles, no guiding morals or ethics, no policy proposals. Just hate this, hate that, hate them, hate him; everyone's just out to get each other. It's all a zero sum game, the only way to win is make others lose.
     
  13. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Yes. Rush Limbaugh and Uncle Joe. Can't hardly differentiate between the two.
     
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  14. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    My guiding principle is the non-aggression principle. Hate seems to be YOUR thing.
     
  15. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    You are the one talking about enemies. But that doesn't really matter. I thought the thoughts expressed in that post were a good general example of the current state of the Republican party under the leadership of Donald Trump. As for you personally, you are what I would call a "hit-and-run" poster. Never really engaging in any exchanges nor sharing much of yourself. So I really don't know you from any stranger I might see passing on the street. As for me, I don't hate anyone and have no one that I would consider an enemy. I love many Republicans like my sisters, brother-in-laws, nephews and wife.
     
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    And yet you consider Limbaugh to be a friend of your positions, which contrasts with both of those, in that as a conservative he held a variety of statist positions, and that he was so hateful his show had a recurring segment in which he mocked gay men who had died from AIDS.
     
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  17. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Active Member

    Nah, I said he had the right enemies. And as for me considering him a friend of my positions, you are way off, though I do share the position that Marxists suck.

    I remember in, I guess the early 90's, he would talk about liberty, free enterprise, and initiative. Also about smaller government. Those were the things I liked about him. I can recall him saying many things I disliked, and then finally I just didn't care for his show. Now and then I'd poke around on AM, but the only time I'd stop on his program was when I'd hear Walter Williams. And sometimes Tony Snow. But Rush, meh. I don't remember what I disliked. Maybe he was a war hawk, which would have done it. I don't recall.

    Finally, I'm not saying Republicans and conservatives don't hate. I'm saying its funny that Leftists try to paint themselves as loving and tolerant when we know that just isn't the case.

    ---- And for the record, I'm not a Republican. I'm not a conservative. I used to vote, beginning in 1992, ending in 2008. The only times I voted for a Republican at the federal level or state level was Ron Paul in a presidential primary.
     

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