Monday, February 22, 2021

Rush took the ticket

In light of this reported estate plan, there really aren't too many questions about Rush Limbaugh having served as a gatekeeper for the Right once he reached the top:

A decade ago, the late Rush Limbaugh scoffed at the notion of leaving any of his money behind. We know this because he was reacting to us. Our coverage of Steve Jobs' no-tax estate plan made a lot of waves. Rush felt the need to insert himself into the narrative by sharing his thoughts about legacy.

They were terse and tough. He didn't want to leave anything behind. If he spent everything and died broke, he'd be happy, he said.

Now, a year after announcing he had terminal cancer, he's gone. And as far as anyone can tell, he left a whole lot of money behind.

Some estimates put his net worth above $600 million. That's probably just career earnings and not a real net figure, but it provides a sense of the amount of cash flowing into his operation over the years.

He was the biggest name in radio. It takes a vast amount of work to burn as much as $85 million a year and have absolutely nothing to show for it. We know that his "Southern Command" in Palm Beach alone can be worth up $50 million to his estate under the right conditions.

It's unlikely that his widow will keep it around forever. She was decades younger than he was and has a lot of living left to do.

Either way, unless Rush made a whole lot more effort to look out for his posterity than anyone but the tabloids suggests, she's the boss now.

There were no kids. She inherits it all.

Unlike most ticket-takers, however, I don't think his initial success was the result of his ticket-taking. His success was unexpected, original, and almost certainly organic. It looks more as if his wife was the prize, and while his talent was returned to God, his massive accumulation of assets went to the Devil.

I always wondered how Rush could go so far and absolutely no farther no matter what information came to light, given his obvious intelligence and analytical skills. And I assumed that it had something to do with his desire to maintain his position in the media; his humiliation during the NFL debacle clearly clarified his thinking with regards to the difference between influence and power. But it appears he may have been even more compromised than I had assumed.

It is intriguing to observe that the more successful you are, the more fearful you appear to become if you do not fear God only. If your soul has a price, whatever it might be, sooner or later the Devil will find a way to make you an offer.

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Blogger Gravy_Bear February 22, 2021 5:24 AM  

I'd never trust a guy that got caught in a 3rd world country carrying lots of viagra.

Blogger Zastavnik Džemo February 22, 2021 5:35 AM  

Subversion through marriage partners is probably the oldest trick in the Promethean book.
It is literally there in the Bible.

Blogger bramley say Enoch woz right February 22, 2021 6:05 AM  

A 'conservative' with no kids is definitely a warning sign.

Blogger rumpole5 February 22, 2021 6:26 AM  

The children's books that his wife reportedly superintendent suggest that she might actually share much of his basic philosophy. I think that Rush's biggest value was as a megaphone. He frequently brought up news that the corporate/Democrat media neglected.

Blogger Derangement Syndrome February 22, 2021 6:34 AM  

The story about Rush getting stopped on the way back from the Dominican Republic with *somebody else's* viagra, and then saying "I wish I could tell you what went on there" or something to that effect, is eye opening. Plus he kissed George W. Bush's ass, which is an unforgivable offense. With that said, he had an entertaining show for decades, but yes, total ticket taking gatekeeper.

Blogger UrbanArson February 22, 2021 6:47 AM  

No kids is always a red flag for me.

You’ve got to be a mighty special man to be 40+ with no kids and expect to get an instant of my interest or attention.

Blogger James Dixon February 22, 2021 6:55 AM  

> If your soul has a price, whatever it might be, sooner or later the Devil will find a way to make you an offer.

I have to assume that it's only God's grace that I've never had such an offer made. Perhaps it's merely 1 Corinthians 10:13 in effect.

Blogger Shimshon February 22, 2021 6:59 AM  

The no kids thing is pretty big deal. They are the only legacy. Money is meaningless. Even the people you affect through your platform.

I get that he was a major figure on the right. He even opened his platform to some other decent voices over the years. But no kids? Did he ever speak about that.

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 22, 2021 7:04 AM  

A corruption tale

Blogger John Rockwell February 22, 2021 7:10 AM  

UrbanArson wrote:No kids is always a red flag for me.

You’ve got to be a mighty special man to be 40+ with no kids and expect to get an instant of my interest or attention.

Thoughts on Men who are practically Monks?

Blogger basementhomebrewer February 22, 2021 7:14 AM  


We know that his "Southern Command" in Palm Beach alone can be worth up $50 million to his estate under the right conditions.

It's unlikely that his widow will keep it around forever. She was decades younger than he was and has a lot of living left to do.

Blogger VD February 22, 2021 7:17 AM  

Thoughts on Men who are practically Monks?

No. With very few exceptions, like Tesla, they're irrelevant.

Blogger Bigger Bunyip February 22, 2021 7:18 AM  

In his defense Rush was a boomer, and it's a very fine line between taking the ticket and being a boomer. Kidding: he took the ticket AND was a boomer. Always a place in my heart for coining "feminazi" though...

Blogger xevious2030 February 22, 2021 7:18 AM  

It was obvious, by at least the time of the pain killer situation, he had been compromised, with the threat of going to jail being the in. As well as his unending educate but do not take action approach, as education is but the first step, not all steps. Even so, and with his self admitted carrying of water for at least Bush Jr., he did provide that first step. And it is a pity he did not provide the next ones.

In the end, if it is not Alphas/Sigmas leading a march to a measurable destination, it ends up being a show.

Blogger Doom February 22, 2021 7:19 AM  

Is there anyone, of any notoriety, fame, and/or wealth, you really trust? I think my last was Christ. And I know He didn't take the ticket... not the worldly ticket. Heck, even one of the disciples took the ticket, so... yea. Even myself. If I died today, someone would have a bit of scratch, or eventually. Not... anywhere near that, but enough to buy a new car or part of a house. That does make me among the wealthiest people on the planet... in total percentages, like it or not. If nothing else, that makes me stop and think. Though, sometimes, you just are and what you are and where, without too much fuss or sin.

Something about talents, and burying or using. But half a billion and change? For radio chatter and political ideology, especially one which continually loses? Something is rotten. Or seems to be.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 22, 2021 7:22 AM  

Rush was a great entertainer and informative, witty and all that. But I stopped listening years ago once I figured out part of the conservative scam is the part of "educating" the public. And since conservatives won't discredit, disqualify, delegitimize much less seek to destroy the authority now vested in the establishment the moral level of conflict resides solidly with the Left.

Liberals believe in themselves, conservatives believe in liberals.

Blogger Nate February 22, 2021 7:25 AM  

Remember. Telsa wanted to be rich badly. He was just a terrible businessman.

The more a man has the more he has to lose.

Blogger The Observer February 22, 2021 7:25 AM  

With very few exceptions, like Tesla, they're irrelevant.

And more importantly, it's important to understand you're not going to be Tesla-tier, so don't think you're the special snowflake.

Blogger Skuli Jakobsson February 22, 2021 7:28 AM  

Is this man Tesla of our time?
Russell-Jay: Gould
Perhaps... I am too short at the moment to know.

Blogger Jeffersonranch February 22, 2021 7:41 AM  

I agree

Blogger Verbrannt February 22, 2021 7:43 AM  

I'm reminded of a Qanon post that said not to cast too much blame on certain figures from previous generations. Before the internet (and still today to be perfectly honest) the deep state needed (needs) real deal human infiltration and intelligence gathering in order to be defeated. Computers and spy gadgets only get you so far.

Hard choices had to be made. Therefore I have a heart to forgive Rush to any degree a ticket was taken.

Blogger Br'er Shaygetz February 22, 2021 7:45 AM  

Our nation. Rush. Ravi Zacharias. A lot of idols being smashed lately.

Blogger Nostromo February 22, 2021 7:45 AM  

I just always assumed he figured if he went to the logical conclusions the boomers would start labeling him Alex Jones II.

Blogger Pratisara February 22, 2021 7:47 AM  

True that!

Blogger Timmy3 February 22, 2021 7:54 AM  

“She comes from some of the oldest money in New England. This is her dynastic world of galas and philanthropic planning.”

Between not leaving any money behind and leaving lots of it to your connected wife, what else can he do? He does leave a legacy of his radio broadcasts. He was still working up to death. He was earning tons of money. At least his brother, David Limbaugh, was a Conservative. I read his columns on occasion. Rush accomplished a lot, but there’s not much else that can happen after death. The least you can trust is conservators of a trust.

Blogger Pedro the Cat February 22, 2021 7:55 AM  

As we all know, money is nothing but a tool to get things done with, otherwise it is worthless. What Rush did was leave a bunch of unused tools for someone else to do his work with, and it won't be his children.

Blogger Unknown February 22, 2021 7:55 AM  

Rush was fired for telling an obvious truth on ESPN. Then Rush was charged by the same prosecutor's office that did Epstein. Except where Epstein was guilty of many serious felonies and got the sweetheart deal of all deals, Rush was charged with a crime that no one else would ever have been charged with.

He took the hint and became a supporter of the Bushies and their controlled sock puppet GOP faction.

And that is what I don't get. Say he was worth 50 million at the time. In 90% of the US that is money to live like a king. Why be their bitch and live in their controlled towns with their controlled prosecutor and judges?

Sure, 50 million won't get you a penthouse on Central Park, or a island mansion in Palm Beach, or a blufftop in Corona Del Mar, but the rest of the country would be awesome to live in with that amount.

Blogger CF Neal February 22, 2021 7:57 AM  

IF, generally speaking, assessing the immediate impact of ephemeral "news-worthy events" should be delayed a few days, as the dust settles; THEN, perhaps, judging an entire legacy might require an extra factor for circumspection, as the dust returns to dust.

Blogger Maniac February 22, 2021 8:17 AM  

"Plus he kissed George W. Bush's ass, which is an unforgivable offense."

Glad I'm not the only one. Rush, Mark "Tennessee Tuxedo" Levin and especially Sean Hannity were/are GOP gigolos.

Being a Neocon is much more of a red flag than being childfree.

Blogger IAMSpartacus0000 February 22, 2021 8:22 AM  

Sadly not all men are gifted to have children. So we should be cautious when we don't know the extent of peoples virility.

After cancer medical science told me i had better luck getting hit by lightning and winning the lottery in the same day.

Fortunately Yahwah had other plans and four children later i get the privilege of thinking about what legacy to leave them.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 22, 2021 8:28 AM  

Rush occasionally talked about once being a “conspiracy guy” but didn’t find anything to it.

I’ve never heard anyone else say that. It’s always the opposite. Someone had to have put the arm on him to stop looking. Either he was threatened, or he was told to stay away from certain subjects if he wanted to go anywhere. I’m thinking it happened right before his first big syndication deal.

Blogger Brian Peterson February 22, 2021 8:33 AM  

Your wife and child complete the connection to God, so monks would be missing quite a bit of the hardware to be part of the circuit.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 22, 2021 8:34 AM  

I wonder about this too.
There's simple boomer blinders.
Then the issue of his megaphone itself being dependent on the FCC.
Then there's more active ticket taking, gatekeeping.

I guess slippery slope ain't just a metaphor.

Blogger Jeff aka Orville February 22, 2021 8:54 AM  

From everything I've read of Tesla, if he desired wealth, then it was to fund his projects. He definitely wasn't a businessman, but I attribute that to his being autistic as well as to Thomas Edison being asshole crook of the first order.

Blogger jkmack February 22, 2021 8:58 AM  

sometimes the ticket is just keeping what you have, especially if you have built up a lot. See Job. Rush loved radio broadcasting. I think that is why he was not an early adaptor to podcasting or internet distribution, he just was stuck, mentally, on radio. They threatened that, they owned him.

Blogger Ferdl February 22, 2021 8:58 AM  

There were a number of things that made me suspicious of Rush Limbaugh: a) his support for Bush II and his satanic allies, b) the stories about addiction to medication, c) the viagra journeys to the Dominican Republic etc etc. And then there was the issue that he never had kids. If he was unable to have them, then that is one thing (the fact that he had 4 wifes kind of suggests that the problem was on his side). But if he chose not to have them, then in my eyes that would be the most severe red flag that there could be. Whatever the reason for his childlessness was, it meant that he had no stake in the future. And it is dangerous to listen to people with no stake in the future.

Blogger Unknown February 22, 2021 9:02 AM  

NEVER trust a person with no kids. Even with only one kid is suspect to leftist influence, two kids are mostly sign of normies, three or more means it's a right winger or religious person.

Blogger Fishslinger_Bear February 22, 2021 9:14 AM  

I'm not sure if Rush took the ticket as much as he just settled into a comfortable state of naive boomer passivity. It was just too easy for him to think the GOP, the Bush's, and the political process were all legitimate. He often said that he believed that the vast majority of Americans were conservative. This was proven in the past election with the enormous vote switching and numbers of fake votes needed to defeat Trump in the big steel. This may have been Rush's best "I told you so" moment. It is so sad that he wasn't in good enough health to really see it and hammer it home. It might have even been a red pill moment for him to see the folly of continuing to play politics and pretend voting GOP matters in this country formerly known as the U.S.

Blogger The Lab Manager February 22, 2021 9:15 AM  

Rush was a confirmed fraud when he simply could not be bothered to endorse Ron Paul for president in '08 and '12 given he is supposedly 'Mr. Constitution.' I no longer bothered with him in the late 90's since it was clear he was there to defend the GOPe filth, though there is no doubt he was probably a positive influence on some people who really needed it.

I had tuned in once in a while the last couple years.. He was only on the Trump train so he would not lose his audience.

Blogger Gr8Again February 22, 2021 9:35 AM  

Rush may have been a ticket-taker, but I don't consider him a gatekeeper. I think of gatekeepers as guys who shoot at their right flank in order to position themselves as the "reasonable conservative" - guys like Buckley and Shapiro. I don't recall Rush ever doing that, or certainly not very often relative to the amount of time he had the microphone. I remember him saying very kind words about Pat Buchanan and his 3rd party run, for example.

Rush wasn't infallible. He bought into pro-war neoconnery for far too long, and he was clearly unwilling to discuss the subject of race. Perhaps that was due to him being concerned about losing his platform and his revenue stream, which can certainly be characterized as "taking the ticket". But it might also have been a calculated decision - to fight the battles he thinks he can win rather than get destroyed fighting the battles he can't.

Blogger Angela February 22, 2021 9:42 AM  

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. Proverbs 29:25 Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

Blogger GeronL February 22, 2021 9:54 AM  

He introduced a lot of people to conservatism, it was up to the listener to take it the rest of the way. That alone deserves credit. Rush knew what the limits were not to be thrown off the radio throne. His "support" of Pat Buchanan challenging Bush "legible lips" Sr might have gotten him a bit of trouble from the GOP.

He was a very flawed person but if you were discerning enough there were nuggets worth refining.

Obviously he kind of peaked in the early 90's and coasted along for close to 30 more years.

I stopped listening completely around 2016, personally. The internet is so much more informative than a repetitive and kind of predictable radio personality. 3 hours of reading teaches much more than 3 hours of yakking.

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 22, 2021 9:56 AM  

If I remember right, didn't he say once the election was *not* stolen? That made me suspicious right there. How could he arbitrarily make such a definitive statement (not being in an authoritative position as to dispute the allegations) unless they are in the tank?

Rush never struck me as the kind of guy who would go along with something like that "for the good of the country", a ridiculous position at any rate.

Sad to think Rush Limbaugh bought the ticket from a cabal of people who now openly cheer his demise.

Blogger JWM in SD February 22, 2021 9:58 AM  

I knew 10 years ago when he didn't or wouldn't talk about the housing bubble and the credit market lock up thwt followed. That's when I stopped listening to him. I had moved to socal in late 2004 and could clearly see the problems brewing and there were similar issues in FL where he was at.

Blogger MichaelJMaier February 22, 2021 10:01 AM  

He was a tool for the RNC back in 1992. Talked tough about "Read my lips" but caved before November because "most important election ever".

Blogger LES February 22, 2021 10:05 AM  

No one will accomplish more than Rush. I don’t know if there will be a permanent replacement for Rush. I wonder the same about Alex Trebeck. Jeopardy's upcoming guest hosts are awful: Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper...

I liked Rush in the early years (1990) when he was funny and a bit irreverent. He said what we all were thinking when it came to making fun of the liberals.
I think he changed when George W became president. W said war would be a last resort with Iraq, but Rush was preparing his listeners months before. He knew what was coming.
I enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm he put in his show but I always felt he knew more than he was telling us. I think that is what keeps people coming back. I finally realized he would not pull back the curtain on what was really going on so I stopped listening when Bush went to war with Iraq in March 2003. He was part of the Establishment. He was an entertainer who kept his listeners always coming back for more. Lots of sizzle, very little steak.

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants February 22, 2021 10:06 AM  

He had unlimited opportunities to fund platforms for fellow right wingers & chose not to. Same with Ann Coulter & Matt Drudge.
Heck, Ann has no kids, no spouse, unlimited ability to fund the kind of people she claims to support.

Blogger Unknown February 22, 2021 10:25 AM  

No kids for a 40+ year old man is a huge red flag (I also fit that category).

Some of us have the "excuse" of having a "barren wife". Four wife Rush can't even claim that excuse.

Three divorces is also a big red flag.

Blogger Curlytop February 22, 2021 10:44 AM  

Anyone remember around 03-05' time frame when the gang of 7 Rinos screwed over the country w the Immigration Bill? Rush came on air and was railing "I'm sick & tired of carrying water for the Republican Party!" I thought that rant was quite significant.

Like Vox, I think his success was organic and the elites, specifically the Bush family co-opt and used him. He took the ticket at some point and the 03' Viagra incident, imo, was them snapping Limbaugh back in line bc he was going off the range a bit too much for him.

I pray he was sincere when he said last year that he had placed his trust in Jesus...for his sake.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 February 22, 2021 10:44 AM  

All your heroes are fake.

Blogger CMN February 22, 2021 10:50 AM  

I liked Rush but once he and the other radio guys went to the embedded commercials, I knew the money was the big thing.

Blogger Anonymous White Male February 22, 2021 10:56 AM  

Limbaugh was merely a tool of the dialectic. While he may have served as an entry point for some people to consider the nature of politics, he never went beyond the superficial. His function was to steer people away from questioning the validity of the social/political hierarchy. His approach was to polarize people about the political game, but not question the game itself. He always promoted "We must save the Union!", like the moneyed interests in the North during the War of Northern Aggression. He never asked the fundamental question: "Why?" He would point to Obama as the genius behind all the left's tactics. He would promote men like Comey, Barr, Kavanaugh, Pence, et al, as men of integrity, until it became too obvious they were not. Admittedly, it is easier to serve the devil you know rather than the angel you don't, which is why the status quo will always be supported by the majority of the people. But, in the end, one of the reasons so many liked him was the reason some people voted for Biden: He seems like a nice guy!

Blogger Vanished friend February 22, 2021 10:59 AM  


Reeked of illegal sex tourism.

Blogger Dorvannnn February 22, 2021 11:01 AM  

What you do you expect? After all Rush Limbaugh was really Jim Morrison.

Blogger Seeingsights February 22, 2021 11:15 AM  

Rush was married three times, no kids.

A possibility is fertility issues. If I recall correctly, fertility problem is about 20 percent from the male side though.

Blogger Reluctant Bear February 22, 2021 11:16 AM  

Skuli Jakobsson wrote:Is this man Tesla of our time?

Russell-Jay: Gould

Perhaps... I am too short at the moment to know.

Eric P. Dollard has replicated every single one of Tesla's (known) experiments, is alive, well, and cranky. Ample amounts of his content are all over YouTube, at least for now. The man has forgotten more about how electricity works than any so called electrical engineer around these days.

Blogger Neil February 22, 2021 11:28 AM  

You might be reading a little too much into this, folks. I think he was a genuine conservative, though not "red-pilled". His having no children could be a physical thing, or it could be related to making bad choices vis-à-vis romantic partners (four wives).

Blogger Nate February 22, 2021 11:41 AM  

"Is this man Tesla of our time?"

the Tesla of our time is Elon Musk.

Blogger Digger Variant February 22, 2021 11:43 AM  

@12 VD in reply to:
"Thoughts on Men who are practically Monks?"

"No. With very few exceptions, like Tesla, they're irrelevant."

Assuming monkdom refers to a man having no children, up to 10% of couples are infertile. The cause of the infertility is roughly equally distributed among the woman, the man, and contributions by both parties.

Any person who is able to have children, but opts not to is extraordinarily selfish, but judging someone who is childless negatively without knowing the specific reason is premature.

There are quite a number of men of historical importance who were childless, including:

- Jesus
- Newton
- Plato
- both Wright brothers
- Beethoven
- Tchaikovsky
- Washington
- Leonardo
- Michelangelo
- Bacon
- Vivaldi.

Blogger DrivingDissent February 22, 2021 11:50 AM  

Untill portable internet took off via smartphones AM radio was the lowest rent mass media around.. Turning low cost bandwidth into income provides the content creater with a great amount of leverage..

Any Content creator in low overhead operations have a great deal of power as they produce almost all the value of the final product.. Their is alot if cheap AM space available to move to if a broadcaster doesn't cut a deal favorable to the creator..

Anyhow its notable the Rush was subjected to many attacks from the establishment and did struggled to grow his brand outside the AM Spectrum.

Blogger Anonymous White Male February 22, 2021 11:51 AM  

"the Tesla of our time is Elon Musk."

I don't think so. However, he is good at getting government subsidies.

Blogger DJ | AMDG February 22, 2021 11:56 AM  


I don’t find your criticism damning. You could easily same the same about our gracious host. How much “leading” do you require for this not be a “show”? How much “education” will you consume before you will “take action?”

I believe Rush did Rush. Vox does Vox. Peter did Peter. Paul did Paul. Apollos did Apollos. I’ll never know fully what all each sacrificed to accomplish whatever good they did, but I know I am not them.

And as for the kid thing - not trusting a man who chose not to have kids - a man dedicated 110% to his work/mission (which by most accounts was a 24/7 effort of Rush’s part at least into his 50s) shouldn’t have kids in my opinion.

Blogger Jeroth February 22, 2021 11:57 AM  

Pathological individualism.

Blogger SecondComingOfBast February 22, 2021 11:57 AM  

I would never fault anyone for not having children. Not in this crap world where they are subject to the most vile, evil crap imaginable just for being from a white conservative family.

Any man worth his salt loves his kids more than anything, including his wife, parents and self. That makes them your greatest strength but also your greatest weakness. I've gotten to the point I thoroughly dislike Tucker Carlson but even today I can't imagine the sheer horror he must have felt when Antifa/BLM thugs broke into his home. I don't know if his kids were there but his wife was and they could have just as easily been, and the Left is capable of anything.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 22, 2021 12:03 PM  

Tesla wasn't monk-like. Tesla was badly damaged and literalliy phobic of women.
Nor was Limbaugh monk-like. He was married, what, three times?
I stopped listening to Limbaugh in 2002 when he was shilling for the invasion of Iraq and the rest of the neocon agenda, and hyping his incredible love of William F. Buckley.

Blogger JD Curtis February 22, 2021 12:03 PM  

I listened to Rush religiously since about '88. The only break I took from him came during his addiction to pain meducation period in which his hearing was being wiped out. I could tell then that something was wrong with him but couldn't quite place my finger on it.

Rush was a gatekeeper for Republican Inc early in his career and for many years afterward. One event that sticks out in my mind during this period was the '94 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election. He urged his listeners to vote for pro-choice Republican Tom Ridge rather than 3rd party, pro life candidate Peg Luksik. Rush did so explaining this as a matter of pragmatism by pointing out only 2 candidates had a real chance of winning, and of those 2 candidates, which one was more likely to be at least somewhat sympathetic to the pro life movement?' Peg Luksik siphoned off a YUGE number of Democrat votes in Allegheny county and the rest is history, 'Hello Governor Ridge'.

But in recent years I think Rush became steadily more nationalist/red pilled. He railed against the DS often on his show and supported Trump's immigration/border policies wholeheartedly.

Blogger Astrosmith February 22, 2021 12:13 PM  

It is highly likely that Rush took the ticket, as discussed above. I've noticed that the guys at the Babylon Bee may have just recently taken a ticket too, given their involvement with LCH's organization.

If Rush was a ticket-taker, then, how does one square that with his early and firm support of Trump in the last few years? I would think that supporting Trump would go against the interests of the "ticket givers". Unless, that is, it actually was in their interests and Trump himself was a red herring.

Blogger Latigo3 February 22, 2021 12:22 PM  

What is left to say? I would have to agree that he was a ticket-taker. I remember back in the early 90's he was just a beast, but somewhere along the line in the late 90's or early 2000's back when the whole gay marriage thing was barely a blip on the horizon I stopped listening to him. He knew who his core audience was an he cowered to the homosexual movement, I forget the day, but I do recall listening in my car and he just began double-talking and I knew then. After that, I knew what to listen for and I heard it everywhere, the capitulation. That's about the time I stopped listening to him.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( LeBron James loves Asian Rape Farms and Slave Labor ) February 22, 2021 12:23 PM  

17. Nate February 22, 2021 7:25 AM
Remember. Telsa wanted to be rich badly. He was just a terrible businessman.

if all Tesla wanted was to "be rich", he wouldn't have torn up the Westinghouse contract and he would have been the first trillionaire.

and Elon Musk is the Edison of our time ... or less. Edison actually did make major technical innovations and inventions of his own, he didn't just pay engineers to run thousands of experiments ( light bulb or SpaceX ) until they got it right.

She inherits it all.

if true, that's crazy. he has surviving family. he has proteges and associates.

none of them were deserving of any of it?

and Ravi Zacharias provides an example of a different way to fail. just as his remaining ministry demonstrates an attempt to handle the problem forthrightly.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 12:24 PM  

Still, this is amusing.

TRENDING: Gov. DeSantis orders flags to half mast in honor of Rush Limbaugh

Blogger John Williams February 22, 2021 12:27 PM  

Rush never allowed a conspiracy theory on his show and would back down from rallying troops to do something with the disclaimer “I’m just an entertainer”. He kept a lot of people sitting on their asses and doing nothing.

Blogger MJ February 22, 2021 12:36 PM  

I saw a quote from Rush about America being special because of the constitution, not because of blood or ethnicity. Pure civ nattery that fooled millions of boomers.

Blogger Nate February 22, 2021 12:39 PM  

"Tesla wasn't monk-like. Tesla was badly damaged and literaliy phobic of women."

imagine the dude's IQ. cannot even fathom hard difficult it was for him to communicate with people.

Blogger JM February 22, 2021 1:00 PM  

Rush was a genius. He really did have talent on loan from God. He had his faults, too. And his faults were few, big, and obvious. That's one of the things I liked about him. When he was wrong, he was very wrong.

He was definitely a civnat boomer. He really thought that the system could work. Heck, in the beginning, he would talk about "the arena of ideas" etc. My impression is that he really did believe that this was a battle of ideas, America's system was nearly perfect, and all it would take is education to swing millions of people over to conservatism. He really did believe that; it was palpable, in the air at the time.

The Bushes tried to take advantage of him. After he spent the night at the White House and they pressured him to endorse amnesty, I think he realized he had been played. After that, he started avoiding many of the neocons, and (gradually) came to realize that he was not one of them. You could hear him getting more cynical about the neocons over the past few years.

I don't think his lack of children is a red flag. He spent most of his day on show prep, he was not all that attractive, and he was not very good at choosing mates. If he had had kids, he would not have been nearly as edgy on the air.

Blogger Mamabear37 February 22, 2021 1:03 PM  

True that. The degree to which a person is devastated by the loss is the degree to which they had made man an idol. How is anyone surprised by man being fallible? "as it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one."
Romans 3:10

Blogger J8ke D February 22, 2021 1:04 PM  

Forgive me for being new to the site and the content, Vox, but have you been approached previously or currently to “drink from the poison chalice”? I am aware that some of your business ventures have been offered “investor” monies before, but I have not been able to see if the personal request to sell your soul has been bridged or not.

If so, I’d love to know the circumstances of said encounter(s) - the reason I ask is I have been sharing links from here recently, and some of the responses I receive from the recipients are met with utter contempt and repulsion, akin to vampires seeing the Sun, or Hunter in front of an actual rehab center. I’m certain you’re an asset ‘they’ would LOVE to have on payroll.....or blackmailed into complicity.....

Blogger Azimus February 22, 2021 1:04 PM  

What is the definition of Gatekeeper? I thought the Gatekeepers were the ones who picked the "talent" and created phony success by pulling strings for them like book deals, and guest appearances on Leno, so forth. Under that definition, how is Rush a Gatekeeper?

Blogger Nate73 February 22, 2021 1:10 PM  

If you don't have kids or just one crazy one like Stan Lee then this is the result. Maybe burning it all down before you go is the preferable option.

Blogger M In The 517 February 22, 2021 1:12 PM  

What about Roman Catholic priests?

Or self-professed ascetics?

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 22, 2021 1:14 PM  

For decades Rush never talked about the selection process for candidates. Most Republican caucuses are full of empty tables representing the districts. From there you go to the county, then the state levels.
A lot of people knew nothing of this process until Ron Paul ran for president. Not only does this system select who gets to run for office under (R), but also determine what the party platform is.

Rush could have sent an army into every caucus and changed the GOP radically. But what he did instead was just complain every fourth November about lack of options and such. There is no way in this hell or the next that he could not have been aware.

My opinion: he didn't start out taking the ticket, but once money rolled in, he boomered. He also got caught doing things, as presidents who are hooked up with the CIA tend to be good at, and was on puppet strings from around 2000 onward.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 1:18 PM  

Does anyone remember the 35 undeniable truths? if you only heard Rushbo read them, & not put them down on paper and think about them, these 'truths' seemed so American. When you look at them and think - not so much. Some are still true and will be. Some are just humorous. I realize this was early in his career. He was probably 32-4 when he wrote these.
The "Undeniable Truths" were part of an article he wrote for the Sacramento Union back in 1988. Here they are:
The greatest threat to humanity lies in the nuclear arsenal of the USSR.
The greatest threat to humanity lies in the USSR.
Peace does not mean the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Peace does not mean the absence of war.
War is not obsolete.
Ours is a world governed by the aggressive use of force.
There is only one way to get rid of nuclear weapons - use them.
Peace cannot be achieved by developing a "understanding" with the Russian People.
When Americans oppose America, it is not always courageous and sacred; it is sometimes dangerous.
Communism Kills.
Neither the US, nor anyone else, imposes freedom on the peoples of other nations.
Freedom is God given.
In the USSR, peace means the absence of opposition.
To free peoples, peace means the absence of threats and the presence of justice.
The Peace Movement in the US, whether by accident or design, is pro-Communist.
The collective knowledge and wisdom of seasoned citizens is the most valuable, yet untapped, resource our young-people have.
The greatest football team in the history of civilization is the Pittsburgh Steelers of 1975-1980.
There is no such thing as war atrocities.
War itself is an atrocity.
There is a God.
Abortion is wrong.
Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.
Evolution cannot explain Creation.

Blogger Jeroth February 22, 2021 1:19 PM  

SecondComingOfBast wrote:I would never fault anyone for not having children. Not in this crap world where they are subject to the most vile, evil crap imaginable just for being from a white conservative family.

I'm ashamed that I used to think like this. It is cowardice, and the ultimate act of surrender.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 1:19 PM  

Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.
Love is the only human emotion that cannot be controlled.
The only difference between Mikhail Gorbachev and previous Soviet leaders, is that Gorbachev is alive.
Soviet Leaders are just left-wing dictators.
Abe Lincoln saved this nation.
The L.A. Raiders will never be the team that they were when they called Oakland their home.
The US will again go to war.
To more and more people, a victorious US is a sinful US.
This is frightening and ominous.
There will always be poor people.
This is not the fault of the rich.
You should thank God for making you an American; and instead of feeling guilty about it, help spread our ideas worldwide.
Rush has updated this list, many of the "old" UTOL having become somewhat dated (but no less true for being in the past tense!) As read by Rush Limbaugh on his radio show, Friday, February 18, 1994:
(All equally truthful: number 1 is not more or less important than 35.)
There is a distinct singular American culture - rugged individualism and self-reliance - which made America great.
The vast majority of the rich in this country did not inherit their wealth; they earned it. They are the country's achievers, producers, and job creators.
No nation has ever taxed itself into prosperity.
Evidence refutes liberalism.
There is no such thing as a New Democrat.
The Earth's eco-system is not fragile.
Character matters; leadership decends from character.
The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down.
Ronald Reagan was the greatest president of the twentieth century.
The 1980s was not a decade of greed but a decade of prosperity; it was the longest period of peacetime growth in American history.
Abstinence prevents sexually transmitted disease and pregnancy -every time it's tried.
Condoms only work during the school year.
Poverty is not the root ("rut") cause of crime.
There's a simple way to solve the crime problem: obey the law; punish those who do not.
If you commit a crime, you are guilty.
Women should not be allowed on juries where the accused is a stud.
The way to improve our schools is not more money, but the reintroduction of moral and spiritual values, as well as the four "R's": reading, 'riting, 'rithmatic, and Rush.
I am not arrogant.
My first 35 Undeniable Truths are still undeniably true.
There is a God.
There is something wrong when critics say the problem with America is too much religion.
Morality is not defined by individual choice.

Who knows. maybe a Dark Stream would be interesting.

Blogger Boaty Bear February 22, 2021 1:30 PM  

A gatekeeper says many of the things you like to hear, but stops short of talking about the things that matter.

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( LeBron James loves Asian Rape Farms and Slave Labor ) February 22, 2021 1:39 PM  

65. Snidely Whiplash February 22, 2021 12:03 PM
Tesla was badly damaged and literalliy phobic of women.

Tesla pedestalized women and considered them superior to men. it's possible he "feared" them in addition to this.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash February 22, 2021 1:49 PM  

A gatekeeper sets thecallowable bounds of public speech, Beck's "Overton window", and determines what ideas get heard. Limbaugh was just as much a gatekeeper as Buckley whom he so admired.

Blogger MarkyMark February 22, 2021 1:50 PM  

I was a hard core Dittohead when he started, but after he called Marco Rubio "a full throated conservative", I just couldn't listen to him all the time anymore. I still listened to him on occasion, but after his endorsement of RINO Rubio, I just didn't feel the same way about him.

Blogger Azimus February 22, 2021 2:01 PM  

@ Snidely, Boaty Bear

Thank you. So he acts as a gatekeeper by being a gatekeeper for what his audience hears, and what ideas are discussed/promoted or discouraged. Makes sense.

Blogger tuberman February 22, 2021 2:05 PM  

>> I always wondered how Rush could go so far and absolutely no farther

He did that constantly, as it was his main job. The way he bowed down to slime like the Bush family and Rubio. He refused to single the Bushes out and get specific about their horrible record. He slyly targeted in a vague way NeverTrumpers, and he was also allowed to target some of the stupider Neocons, but so what? He was told how far he could go.

I'll say again: It was his job to run to the front of the 'conservative' pack and make sure the Overton Window did not get smashed. He did that by having permission to appear to be 'cutting edge conservative' without going too far. He was ideal for that job, as he was extremely smart, subtle, and very talented. His initial talent had to be organic, so the 'ticket' did come later for his expansion, plus extras.

He was not only a 'ticket taker' he was the most important of the Gatekeepers. I say this without having any hate or contempt for the man, in fact, I've prayed for him many times this last year, honestly.

Blogger John Galley February 22, 2021 2:14 PM  

Never liked rush. I come from a family of southern democrat farmers. They always said Rush was a sleeze ball just not in a sjw kind of way. A favored saying was u can't be a republican without a mil in the bank. Time keeps proving them right.

Blogger PubliusFlavius February 22, 2021 2:16 PM  

Unless, that is, it actually was in their interests and Trump himself was a red herring.

Would people have been as accepting of warped seed program with someone like clinton?

Blogger Canadian Warlord February 22, 2021 2:23 PM  

Tesla is both an open book (I've got a copy of his dull auto-bio), and a gigantic mystery. You're right, he couldn't deal with normies - he used to put whole crowds of guests to sleep. The real untold story is the army of assistants he went through, none of which could keep up to his pace of work. I've read a couple books about him and the only friend he may have had, was Sam Clemens / Mark Twain. They shit themselves once while standing on his shaking test table, a regular thing for Tesla as his work hours often bound him up. Tesla didn't even have time to complete his work to satisfaction, letalone make time for others.

Blogger RC February 22, 2021 2:41 PM  

Rush was brilliant and during his first decade of prominence he kept a torrid pace, but then the fruits of his labors curtailed his drive. Success does that to most.

I was inspired by his courageous early years. I'm frankly astonished he didn't join Vince Foster given the way he hammered Clinton corruption machine in the nineties, particularly the Chinese money flow and the quid pro quo technology transfers.

His failed marriages and not having children was regrettable. We all have our shortcomings.

Blogger Bezzle February 22, 2021 2:52 PM  

Rush is a political kayfabe heel who shilled the Starr Report, then started sleeping with a CNN anchor with a man's name.

If he were around in 1968, he'd have been shilling the Warren Commission Report and the "magic bullet", and hey look, isn't Dick Nixon a swell guy?

Fuck him. I saw him licking Bill Clinton's scrotum one time, and that was enough.

Blogger Bezzle February 22, 2021 3:07 PM  

@89 tuberman wrote....


I hope you don't mind if I use you as a grenade.

Blogger VD February 22, 2021 3:17 PM  

Forgive me for being new to the site and the content, Vox, but have you been approached previously or currently to “drink from the poison chalice”?

I could have been a Congressman before the age of 30 if I'd chosen that path. I was aggressively disinterested. They know I have no interest in anything they can offer me. And if that means I remain a nobody who has written a few books that nobody reads, I'm absolutely fine with that.

Blogger Paul Thompson February 22, 2021 3:20 PM  

True patriots are rarely acknowledged or acclaimed.

Blogger Silly but True February 22, 2021 3:20 PM  

Others noted Rush’s sex tourism. Also recall too that it was a sex tour junket that included both key producers not Kiefer Sutherland of hit Fox actioner, 24.

Despite his professional achievements where he was GOAT, Rush was a deeply flawed man.

You can’t trust drug addicts to begin with, but Rush was also institutionally protected the same way Michael Jackson was by medical & entertainment industries.

Of what we know about, Rush did the worst. And what we know about isn’t all there is to his story.

Blogger GetButterface February 22, 2021 3:38 PM  

Regarding the NFL debacle, we can see how this is part of the trail that led to what is going on today with cancel culture. Rush should not have resigned in position at ESPN. That may have been a crucial time period where pushing back might not have won him his job but at least would have force the company to fire him for something not that controversial that everyone knows is true about McNabb.

You can trace this back to the 80s and 90s when Howard Cosell and even more so Jimmy the Greek who got themselves in trouble. We've given the Marxists and Critical Race Theorists everything they've wanted every step of the way. It's 10X harder to fight back now. And if they succeed in the reset, forget it, were are Bolshevik 2.0.

Blogger LES February 22, 2021 3:39 PM  

I would be interested if Rush arranged to have his memoirs published after his death.

Blogger Bezzle February 22, 2021 4:06 PM  

Rescued from the memory-hole of Usenet.

Anonymous Anonymous February 22, 2021 4:16 PM  

I can see the white swallow bath house and spa let out all of their sock puppet commie scumbag leftist scumbag trolls today. Seems a bit too convenient that all of a sudden the two watt lightbulb trolls convene here right at the exact same moment to bash Rush.

Blogger A.D. February 22, 2021 5:04 PM  

How would that have been accomplished?

Blogger tuberman February 22, 2021 5:08 PM  

Jack you were Banned for being a Surrender Monkey (14th on list), so...?

This is one small way, I'm still fighting. The Truth has to be known. Mark Levin, The Blaze, Bennie Boi, literally All of Talk Radio has always been comped. Newsmax too! Some not totally comped, but may not have a pro-West agenda, so still bad.

If they are shown to be controlled at all, or if they do not have a Pro-West, Pro-Christian agenda, and I know it, then I will speak.

I have had a personal experience with Rush being comped. Someone on his show doxed me to Betsy Woodruff working for 'The Daily Beast.' Betsy graduated from Hillsdale College (a supposed 'conservative' school),then she went to work for 'National Review' or a supposed 'conservative Rag. Since then she's worked for the worst of the worst commie news organizations. How did a 'nice' conservatively educated journalist, get connected to commie places like MSNBC and similar? It's all connected that's how. Rush's show pushed Hillsdale College as the best Right-Wing liberal arts college. It's not, it's converged.

Blogger Talios Hammerfist February 22, 2021 5:16 PM  

"If your soul has a price, whatever it might be, sooner or later the Devil will find a way to make you an offer."

You cannot form that thought any clearer. Very well said.

Blogger Akulkis February 22, 2021 6:00 PM  

>> Limbaugh was just as much a gatekeeper as Buckley whom he so admired

Interesting observation.

Blogger J8ke D February 22, 2021 6:09 PM  

That’s what I find so fascinating - I look at targets identified from the evil “elite” as a total score from weighted values of enlightenment + influence; While the core tenants of your beliefs do not seem to have changed much( if at all) since you vigorously slapped their hands away back in the day, your audience has changed, at least in scope. Dramatically so.

Anecdotal, but the fact that the absolute HATRED I got from “freshers” (I am in software dev - I am sure you know the term) and new college graduates, when I was simply sharing ideas and posts from this site, specific to you (the focused hatred and no mention of the actual ideas), tells me they know damn well who you are, and you are viewed as a threat. In Boise, Idaho.

Do “they” sweeten the pot, or go scorched Earth when circling back around? I’ve never known “them” to leave people like you least I have never seen it. Eradication of assimilation.

Again - I apologize if you have addressed these things before, but I have to admit - the vitriol I received for simply sharing ideas, pinged my “you’re on the right track” meter; If the brainwashed shocktroops hate it, I must be doing something right.....even if from sheer, random luck.

Blogger RedJack February 22, 2021 6:23 PM  

I personally have a complicated memory of Rush. Loved him, since Dad and I would listen to him and a local guy in the summers. Same with Michael Savage.

When Rush started his drug fueled sexapades, I realized he was an entertainer. A great one, but at the end of the day he was a meat puppet. Which begged the question who was the puppeteer

Blogger Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 6:50 PM  

Agreed. Escapism. When we are supposed to be All In for the battle at hand.

Blogger Solon February 22, 2021 6:53 PM  

Do *you* trust Romish Catholic Priests or "holier-than-thou I-wont-bring-kids-into-this-world" people?

His statement stands and no on cares about whataboutism.

Blogger Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 6:55 PM  

Maybe his worst sin. Well, 2nd worst. Did he EVER let the word Jew come out across his lips?

Blogger Art Vandelay February 22, 2021 7:02 PM  

Rush was a tremendous talent but anyone who appeals to that wide of an audience, even a mostly conservative one, has to become a bit of a "pop artist" and sand off the edges.

Blogger Chuck February 22, 2021 8:12 PM  

This post makes no sense to me. I listened to Rush Limbaugh for most of my life. He always said he never wanted children. Did he owe it to someone to have them? What was he supposed to do? And why? This seems like ankle biting to me. He did what he did and was appreciated and remunerated for having done so. If that isn't enough for you, fuck off. Try doing what he did. I'll be waiting.

Blogger M In The 517 February 22, 2021 8:28 PM  

Not bad, but would be better if it were crossposted to a dozen other newsgroups, including alt.flame, with follow ups set to misc.test just for the lulz.

Blogger  William D. Ware February 22, 2021 9:16 PM  

Maybe I am vapid but I do not know what crime this man committed...

Blogger Elmo February 22, 2021 10:09 PM  

Four wives and no children implies that Rush's love gun was shooting blanks.

A gold digging wife would want to have kids in order to be sure she'd get big $ in case of divorce.

Blogger map February 22, 2021 10:31 PM  


Yeah, I am a little confused as to why you think Rush is a ticket-taker. The first clue would be a fortune left to charity with nothing going to wives or children, like Kirk Douglas, Philip-Seymour Hoffman, Daniel Craig or Buffet/Gates. This means the amassed fortune is not theirs.

The second clue would be money made when there is no real demand for the product. This would be like book publishing deals worth millions with no real audience (Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, anything by Ben Shapiro.)

The third clue would be infiltration by an attractive woman that suddenly changes the outcome for a known celebrity. These Cabal wives rule the roost and turn the ticket on. The Grahams, Trump's campaign adviser, are notable examples.

I'm not seeing where Rush is the ticket-taker.

I've noticed people will trash Rush in the Usenet archive over not being on board with the Vince Foster assassination. I don't know if such examples warrant a ticket-taker denunciation. It would be like accusing Vox of being a ticket-taker because he does not turn the site into a constant "name-the-Jew" diatribe.

Heck, Rush Limbaugh being Jim Morrison is just as interesting as Rush being a ticket-taker.

Blogger Chuck February 22, 2021 10:37 PM  

He was as Conservative Inc guy. He used his position to maintain his position. To ipso facto demand that he fight battles you wanted fought on your behalf is you screaming weakness.

Blogger Bezzle February 22, 2021 11:44 PM  

@112. Didas Kalos February 22, 2021 6:55 PM
Maybe his worst sin. Well, 2nd worst. Did he EVER let the word Jew come out across his lips?

Don Imus was in almost continuous trouble for talking about blacks and Jews way too much (meaning, at all ).

But even he wouldn't talk about the "Clinton Body Count". It was absolutely forbidden, and even those with an only slightly damp toe dipped in the game knew that their careers (and possibly lives) would be over if they ever dwelt upon the interesting deaths of Foster, Brown, Parks, Wise, or Hubbell (among countless more). (SLN's Norm McDonald was personally fired by the president of NBC, ostensibly over OJ Simpson jokes, but everybody knew the real reason.)

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel February 23, 2021 12:09 AM  

@116 He was imperfect.

I know that because we are all imperfect, that's why we need a Redeemer.

Blogger IreneAthena February 23, 2021 12:15 AM  

WHY would anyone making personal life decisions based on Paul's promotion of celibacy (I Cor 7:6-8) give a dinged DANG about how they are regarded in the eyes of men??? Many a saint living a quiet, obscure life, faithfully using the gift God gave him (whether that gift is celibacy or some other) will at last hear Christ's "well done good and faithful servant," the only atta-boy that really counts.

As to married couples APPARENTLY choosing to enjoy the "childfree" life, you have no idea how many miscarriages they've been privately enduring. The reasons for my nine-year stretch of "childfree" marriage was obvious to all--- two late-term still births, but I had friends who confided to me that they'd been suffering miscarriage after miscarriage -- all the while listening couples like them being accused of "selfishness."

There are a few (admittedly, not many) other good reasons besides infertility to choose a "childfree" marriage, the likelihood of passing on genetic disabilities not compatible with life, for instance. I've lived "childfree" not by choice, and then was finally blessed with living children. Even though those living children are, as adults, the source of much heart-break, I wouldn't send them back for the world. Childfree < Watching Children Struggle in This Wicked Age. If you're enjoying the joys of marriage in the midst of turbulent times, it's up to you to at least try (with the rest of us graciously realizing that some married couples cannot) to seed the future with godly offspring. Who else is going to do it?

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel February 23, 2021 12:21 AM  


Me thinks @94 @102 "Bezzle" would among the white swallow bath house refugees.

Clinton whined about Limbaugh having three hours a day, so he's projecting about licking.

And he links to somebody that can't spell "liar".

Blogger Boo Boo the Fool, Esquire February 23, 2021 1:39 AM  

Rush Limbaugh and Joel Osteen have both given repeated clues that they are trapped in a system but their hearts are not completely of it. I outgrew both gatekeepers but not before learning a lot of real lessons from both. I love the thought of praying for an evil person's redemption once a see a tiny hook of faith that it may work. This isn't normally the obvious case with our enemies.

But...I think it's important for Trump to remove even benevolent gatekeepers otherwise they will constipate the flow of information to the Boomers who need real truth fast.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli February 23, 2021 4:34 AM  

Most Americans, including Rush, decide that they can "do more good" by compromising and maintaining or increasing their wealth. They incorrectly assume this increase in money means increase in influence, one that can overcome any negative aspects of dealing with the devil and their enemies. They also deeply fear penury and mockery, the riches-to-rags story, and cannot fathom emotionally surviving such a change of fortune and the social shaming, mockery, and rejection that would come with it.

This is primarily because virtually no Americans living today have ever experienced real Community, which is based on love of kin, love of nation, love of one's own people, which is a surefire protection against crushing penury and isolation. Rich or poor, Americans have zero sense of true community and support of one another, because that must be based on love of God and Nation, which have been outlawed in all White nations.

Every White person, poor or rich, in America, feels this aloneness and lack of community, lack of unity. Even Rush. And that's how the devil gets you.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli February 23, 2021 4:40 AM  

Akulkis wrote:Limbaugh was just as much a gatekeeper as Buckley whom he so admired

Interesting observation.

I really liked anonymousconservative's psychoanalysis of Buckley.

Blogger Bunnyknows February 23, 2021 5:12 AM  

Not everyone can have children. That said, if he was sterile (by nature or choice) he could have adopted or discreetly used a sperm donor. The cold fact is that many men if not most, don't want to raise someone else's child, especially if they are the reason for infertility-an affliction that can strike even after one or two children are born- and it is hell on earth if you want a child but can't have one. If he wasn't infertile he must have wanted to remain childfree. I can't imagine having all of that money and not having a family to share it with but it's better than having kids and ignoring them like most people his age did.

Blogger VD February 23, 2021 6:30 AM  

I'm not seeing where Rush is the ticket-taker.

That's not even remotely surprising. Pattern recognition is obviously not one of your strengths.

Blogger tuberman February 23, 2021 9:14 AM  

124. T.L. Ciottoli

Good point:

>> Most Americans, including Rush, decide that they can "do more good" by compromising and maintaining or increasing their wealth. They incorrectly assume this increase in money means increase in influence, one that can overcome any negative aspects of dealing with the devil and their enemies. They also deeply fear penury and mockery, the riches-to-rags story, and cannot fathom emotionally surviving such a change of fortune and the social shaming, mockery, and rejection that would come with it.

^^^ The above I believe is how it started for Rush, if not exact, it's close. But, once they have you, they get you in deeper. Someone like Rush probably though he could keep doing 'some good' and that he would not be a 'total puppet.'

Yet, it's true that he wouldn't talk about 'the Clinton body count,' and he wouldn't talk about Rotherham School girl's being raped and trafficked, when I called, as he insisted about talking about the 'Alt-Right' instead. M. Woes was bringing to the front Rotherham at that time and he was European Alt-Right.

If Rush didn't take the 'Ticket' at the point in his life which he did, then he would have been mocked, deconstructed, and would have had an impossible task to rise anywhere beyond the backwaters. That's how it works. The fact that he Did admire Buckley says so much. Buckley always made me want to puke, and I did have contempt for that low-life fop.

T.L. Ciottoli's paragraph on missing community is also quite good.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 23, 2021 2:02 PM  

Chuck wrote:He always said he never wanted children. Did he owe it to someone to have them?
He owed God.

Blogger van helsing February 23, 2021 5:10 PM  

87, most folks interpret that description of Rubio inline with his reported proclivities. anyone who knew of that before hearing rush say that got the joke.

Blogger Unknown February 23, 2021 6:15 PM  

Adoption is an honorable option, pleasing in the sight of The Holy One (who Himself adopts us through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ).

Using a sperm donor sounds like an abomination. Medical cucking. That does not seem like an honorable option.

God, is The Father, and patriarchy is His created order.

Adoption accords with the Logos. Cucking does not.

Blogger IreneAthena February 23, 2021 9:13 PM  

@131 Unknown that brings up an interesting question that I'd never thought of before. If the infertile party in a marriage is the wife, would egg donation be more acceptable, or just as unacceptable, as sperm donation?

Blogger IreneAthena February 23, 2021 9:14 PM  

(Egg donation, surrogate motherhood, test-tube baby conception, whatever medical maneuver matches the particular issue the woman is having with conceiving or carrying to term.)

Blogger map February 23, 2021 10:20 PM  

VD wrote:I'm not seeing where Rush is the ticket-taker.

That's not even remotely surprising. Pattern recognition is obviously not one of your strengths.

Ouch. I should've edited my comment a little bit better.

Or not made it at all.

Blogger Bezzle February 24, 2021 2:56 AM  

@122. The Pitchfork Rebel February 23
@102 Me thinks @94 @102 "Bezzle" would among the white swallow bath house refugees.

Tiny yapper, the pack went that way.

@126. Bunnyknows February 23, 2021 5:12 AM
Not everyone can have children. That said, if he was sterile (by nature or choice) he could have adopted or discreetly used a sperm donor. The cold fact is that many men if not most, don't want to raise someone else's child, especially if they are the reason for infertility....

Correct. Even the most comatose and flaccid couch potato can father children with medical assistance, as he will always have some motile sperm. The doc will always pick a wiggler.

Limbaugh was childless because he didn't want them, and for no other reason.

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