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#1 Rue Bella

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 12:15 PM

A separate thread for all the damage he's done.

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 12:40 PM

Happy Day for Beez!

I'm glad we didn't put this in the RIP thread. No rest or peace for this cretin.
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

 pnwguy, on 17 February 2021 - 12:40 PM, said:

Happy Day for Beez!

I'm glad we didn't put this in the RIP thread. No rest or peace for this cretin.

Oops sorry I did put it in RIP thread. I'll edit and link to this one.

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:04 PM

My instantaneous reaction to the headline was “Rot In Hell, You Sick F***.” Chem PhD’s was “Rest in Peace...M*****F*****.”
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:14 PM

I hope Rush has a very large, indoor, super-spreader funeral, with many conservatives in attendance.

Collateral damage to innocents? Sure, but that's how the GOP likes it.
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:20 PM

 Rue Bella, on 17 February 2021 - 01:14 PM, said:

I hope Rush has a very large, indoor, super-spreader funeral, with many conservatives in attendance.

Collateral damage to innocents? Sure, but that's how the GOP likes it.
It should be held at Mar-a-Lago
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:20 PM

Yet more schadenfreude that he was taken by a disease caused by smoking after he mocked the dangers of smoking.
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 03:46 PM

https://thehardtimes...f-rush-limbaugh
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 09:59 PM

Misattributed to Twain, but is apt: "I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." Good riddance to bad rubbish. This sorry excuse for a man is largely a part of how we got into the mess we are in of hyperpartisan politics with his spread of disinformation and faux outrage. Say hi to Roger Ailes in that toasty place you have gone to.
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 10:03 PM

For goldenvalley: my hometown's contribution to the national culture. :(
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Posted 17 February 2021 - 10:18 PM

View PostAnBr, on 17 February 2021 - 09:59 PM, said:

Misattributed to Twain, but is apt: "I’ve never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure." Good riddance to bad rubbish. This sorry excuse for a man is largely a part of how we got into the mess we are in of hyperpartisan politics with his spread of disinformation and faux outrage. Say hi to Roger Ailes in that toasty place you have gone to.

I’ll adapt something reportedly said by Bette Davis: “I was taught only to speak good of the dead . He’s dead. Good.”
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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:05 AM

View Postbaw1064, on 17 February 2021 - 10:03 PM, said:

For goldenvalley: my hometown's contribution to the national culture. :(

Yeah I remember those days. He was a shock jock back then, sort of funny because of the exaggerated way he described things. But like Trump, he found that a group of people really agreed with him, took every word of his as gospel. The deconstruction of the guardrails against mass ownership of radio and tv stations in the '90's enabled him to reach even more people.

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 12:12 PM

From Connor Freidersdorf at the Atlantic:

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Limbaugh isn’t solely or mostly responsible for conservatism’s decline, but he is partly responsible. He spent several decades running interference for whoever was leading the Republican Party, only to complain later that those same Republicans were corrupt swamp creatures. Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, and Trump differed greatly in their worldviews and policy agendas, but Limbaugh, always more a partisan warrior than an intellectual leader with independent convictions, aligned with each just at the height of his or her power in the GOP, even in years when fiscal profligacy under Republican leadership meant ballooning budget deficits and debt. Nor is fiscal conservatism the only core belief Limbaugh jettisoned.

There's a lot more in this but it's mostly about how Limbaugh wasn't really a conservative. We all knew that.

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 12:19 PM

View Postgolden_valley, on 18 February 2021 - 12:12 PM, said:

There's a lot more in this but it's mostly about how Limbaugh wasn't really a conservative. We all knew that.

He was (I really enjoyed just typing "was") a self-centered, egomaniacal, right-wing grifter with no morals, no principles, who loved beating up on people and love the sound of his own voice. Sounds like he completely help blaze the trail for Trump.
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Posted 18 February 2021 - 01:07 PM

View PostLFC, on 18 February 2021 - 12:19 PM, said:

He was (I really enjoyed just typing "was") a self-centered, egomaniacal, right-wing grifter with no morals, no principles, who loved beating up on people and love the sound of his own voice. Sounds like he completely help blaze the trail for Trump.
Like Sarah Palin, Rush was another John The Baptist for The Chosen One.

But do remember, maximizing personal wealth and power at the expense of others IS a principle. It's just not a very socially positive one.
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Posted 01 March 2021 - 02:07 PM

I just listened to an interview of a former ditto-head who started listening to Limbaugh while in high school in the '90's. He continued to listen and added Fox News, Drudge Report, and Ingraham to his political diet. Finally in 2012 he decided to drop all political news from his daily routine because he found himself overwhelmed with predictions of horrible socialist consequences if Obama was re-elected. He is now a registered Democrat though he's still a balanced budget guy and cut deficit guy. Why? Because he saw that the country did not become a socialist hell hole; that some things were going pretty well. And he realized that his desired balanced budget came from the Clinton Administration and slashing of deficit created by Bush era tax cutting came from Obama Administration.





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