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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The talent has been returned

 RIP Rush Limbaugh.

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Blogger #7139 February 17, 2021 1:05 PM  

Amen

Blogger Jon D. February 17, 2021 1:05 PM  

I loved Rush even as a child. I called into the show, interested in politics at 12 years old and he was super nice to me on air. I don't remember what the topic was, but when it ended, he talked to me off the air, got my address and mailed me a signed book. It was awesome. You can't beat a class act like that among the billions of other wonderful things he did for our cause.

Blogger Verbrannt February 17, 2021 1:06 PM  

Ditto

Blogger Glenn February 17, 2021 1:07 PM  

RIP Mr. Limbaugh.

Blogger AdognamedOp February 17, 2021 1:07 PM  

RIP Rush

Blogger Delaware Blue Hen February 17, 2021 1:09 PM  

I have been a listener since 1992. The afternoons will never again be the same.

Blogger Unknown February 17, 2021 1:11 PM  

And with him goes the last of radio as a media.

Now all that is left is a bunch of inferior playlists programmed by remote corporations with too many ads, and over top and frankly boring sports discussion shows.

And, in Detroit, and I assume in other black cities, odd talk shows that combine music, and unlikely listener stories of family drama, god, and divine acts.

Last year my phone wouldn't link to my car's speakers for two weeks until I could get it in and fixed. I was stunned how bad radio had gotten over the last decade. Now I think it is likely dead.

Blogger basementhomebrewer February 17, 2021 1:13 PM  

I commented on IG about this, but I caught him occasionally the past few years when driving etc. A little over a year and a half ago I caught him going over how certain interests instigate wars and how they do it to further their goals an enrich themselves. This was a surprising change of tone and message from him. More recently, he had been the least apologetic about voter fraud accusation out of the mainstream gate keepers. He was a boomer, and a civ nat, but he was funny at times, and he was at least playing with telling the full truth the past couple years, even though he didn't get all the way there.

Blogger Garret Garland February 17, 2021 1:14 PM  

Even though Rush may have been a little to Civnat/Neocon for a lot of us, it cant be denied that he was an absolute net good for the movement. I wish there was a way to determine just how many people on the “far right” started with Rush. I bet its millions.

Blogger mushroom February 17, 2021 1:14 PM  

I am sad. Rest in peace.

Blogger Revelation Means Hope February 17, 2021 1:15 PM  

Sleep in peace, Rush.

Thank you for all you did to wake up millions of people. You may have been a CivNat Boomer, but the blind satanic hatred the left idiots exhibited toward you showed how effective your voice was.

Blogger Iceeater February 17, 2021 1:15 PM  

Stood up and spoke.

Blogger Colonel Blimp February 17, 2021 1:15 PM  

Was never a huge fan for years. But that was probably due to society not being a gay woke nightmare in total until about 2007. You can always tell who is a pureheart and a decent person by what happened after that year. If you were still going on about tax rates and land of opportunity in 2015, you were a sperg or useful ally for the other side. Rush changed for the better. It doesn't just mean Trumpism, no Trumpism is just an offshoot of seeing what is real. Seeing what will happen if we stop following truth, His truth.

If you had told me in 2000 Rush got the medal of freedom, I would have laughed. In 2010, rolled my eyes. But when he got it in 2020, I thought well deserved. May we all change for the better over the course of our lives guided by the Word of God. RIP

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 17, 2021 1:15 PM  

Here's the low spot

Blogger Anon February 17, 2021 1:15 PM  

Vox even showed respect via timestamp. Like using quality paper and envelope for an announcement.

Blogger Ingot9455 February 17, 2021 1:16 PM  

If we've seen far, it is because we stood on the shoulders of a giant.

Blogger Gapeseed February 17, 2021 1:17 PM  

A true giant. RIP.

Blogger dangerdog February 17, 2021 1:19 PM  

I grew up listening to the guy. As an adult I diverged from his politics. After his stumble with opioids, I lost some respect for him. I feel he did overcome that and more than made up for it.

He left this world exposing election fraud and did not back down over it.

I miss him now that he is gone. May he go with God.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 17, 2021 1:21 PM  

F

Blogger mgh February 17, 2021 1:21 PM  

Brilliant headline.

Blogger Dan K February 17, 2021 1:27 PM  

I started my journey into politics with him two decades ago which ultimately led me here.

Blogger Nikolai Collushnikov February 17, 2021 1:27 PM  

RIP.

Blogger TheMaleRei February 17, 2021 1:27 PM  

God bless Rush Limbaugh.
You will be missed.

Blogger RandyB February 17, 2021 1:28 PM  

And that talent was well-stewarded.

Godspeed, sir.

Blogger Nate February 17, 2021 1:28 PM  

a race well run.

Blogger Cappuccinobear February 17, 2021 1:32 PM  

My prayers and regards.
I always seemed to notice him trying to say things that were out of bounds for the mainstream, he was like a gatekeeper who occasionally "accidentally" opened the gate.
God bless.

Blogger CopperMaran February 17, 2021 1:33 PM  

a race well run. megadittos

Blogger right wing architect February 17, 2021 1:33 PM  

30 years I listened to the man. Even went to NYC to be in the studio audience for his short-lived TV show. A light has gone out and a hole now exists that can never be filled. R.I.P. Ma-ha Rushie.

Blogger Baseball Savant February 17, 2021 1:34 PM  

One of the good guys.

Blogger CJ February 17, 2021 1:35 PM  

A genuine pioneer in exposing the legacy media. His "audio soundbites" of dozens of different talking heads using the exact same word or phrase while reporting the same story were genius. IIRC he was doing that regularly as early as 1992-3. RIP.

Blogger Mile High Honey Bear February 17, 2021 1:36 PM  

On-Loan from God with one half-brain tied behind his back, which was more than liberals were capable of defending against. Heh. Godspeed, you magnificent bastard. May Legions of Angels wing you to your well-deserved rest, Maha-Rushie. <3 <3 <3

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 1:37 PM  

Limbaugh took the ticket. The price? Shilling the Starr Report, and keeping the Bill Clinton narratives (e.g., the Lewinsky Shitbomb) on approved, safe rails.

He was the biggest of the alt-media controlled-opposition gatekeepers.

Blogger Isolden February 17, 2021 1:37 PM  

He always did say he was on loan. A great man, a remarkable thought leader, and he has influenced three generations of conservatives. God bless him. My prayers are for his soul, his wife and his family. He will be sorely missed.

Blogger  William D. Ware February 17, 2021 1:38 PM  

A joyful day for him as I suspect he will avoid purgatory and walk right in to heaven...a sad, sad day for folks like me, who loved the man...not going to be easy to shake this one off...

Blogger Darwin is a Harsh Mistress February 17, 2021 1:40 PM  

We've listened to Rush since he was local on WABC-AM. My brothers and I sang "Nana na-nah, hey hey, good-bye" on his show when Thurgood Marshall died.

Today, I think Vera Lynn is called for https://youtu.be/HsM_VmN6ytk

Blogger TaurianVita February 17, 2021 1:40 PM  

I've been out of the US for 16yrs now, but when I had a regular Bay Area commute, I would often listen to Rush (much to the chagrin of my occasional passengers!).

When I was back in CA for almost 3 months at the end of last year, I started listening again. I was there during the runup to the election and for about a month after. Exciting time to be listening to him and I gained a new appreciation for Rush. I will miss his voice. RIP, el Rushbo!

Blogger Luis February 17, 2021 1:41 PM  

Amen and Godspeed

Blogger NorthState February 17, 2021 1:42 PM  

I started listening to him in the 90’s as a teenager. I’ll miss him. He was great in many ways.

Blogger SemiSpook37 February 17, 2021 1:47 PM  

Friend of mine turned me on to Rush around 1990. Thought it was kind of weird, but went with it. Had a better understanding of what he was doing after the debacle that was the 2000 election.

Man definitely had his finger on the pulse of actual America, regardless of whether he was a gatekeeper or not. For that we should always be grateful.

Blogger KentuckyMAGA February 17, 2021 1:48 PM  

He did far more good than any civnat boomer leanings he had. He even spoke on voter fraud as of late.

With him, it kind of feels like the old GOP dies with him. Now it’s time for the next step after MAGA.

Blogger Unknownsailor February 17, 2021 1:49 PM  

His departure is going to leave a gigantic hole to fill. No one else currently on national syndication comes anywhere close to El Rushbo's talent, or intelligence.

Blogger Reprehensible Adam February 17, 2021 1:54 PM  

Gone but not forgotten.
Rush was a good fighter.

Blogger Newscaper312 February 17, 2021 1:58 PM  

Whatever shortcomings he may have had from our perspective now, he "held the line" not just once but twice, through 8 years of Clinton and the later 8 years of Obama, keeping spirits up and letting people on the right know they were not nearly outnumbered as the MSM would make it seem.
Godspeed.

Blogger RobertDWood February 17, 2021 2:00 PM  

It must be hard to gamma so strongly.

Blogger Parrothead Al February 17, 2021 2:02 PM  

God bless Rush

Blogger Robert Browning February 17, 2021 2:02 PM  

On the bright side, without Limbogs coat tails the worthless Irish Mick Sean Han is finished.

Blogger PubliusFlavius February 17, 2021 2:02 PM  

Rush sold gold and silver but never frankly spoke the whole truth about money.

I guess gathering lotsa of ship gets cookies from wolves.

Blogger RobertDWood February 17, 2021 2:03 PM  

As a homeschool child in the 00s, one of the great perks was Rush on the big WBAP from 11-2 while doing all manner of schoolwork.

After I dove into podcasting I couldn't take the ads on the AM system anymore and stopped listening, but I expect value of the decade of education from Rush met or exceeded the contribution of any church group we ever spent time with.

Godspeed.

Blogger Seth S February 17, 2021 2:05 PM  

I loved his expressions "drive-by-media" and, referring to female tv news ladies as "info-babes"

Blogger Dark Herald February 17, 2021 2:06 PM  

I see Iowahawk is now parading around in his own stuffed skin demanding respect.

Blogger Bill Chunko February 17, 2021 2:06 PM  

God Bless

Blogger tuberman February 17, 2021 2:08 PM  

In 2014 I was caught up in the UK, Rotherham Rape Crisis, and the Mussies trafficking school girls as young as 11 years old for prostitution. They went right into their schools and picked them up, and all the UK institutions cooperated with them.

I called into Rush's show in 2014, and gave some private info to get on air. All that private info somehow got Doxed to Betsy Woodruff who graduated from Hillsdale College, worked her first job at National Review, then she proceeded to work for the Left's worst MSM companies, and was working at 'The Daily Beast' at that time. I was doxed and there was threats by the next day.
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Just saying... I've forgiven him, but he was 'Controlled Opposition,' and I know that first hand. May have tried to have a change of heart the last couple of years? Not as bad as Mitch at the end. So, Rest In Peace Rush.

Blogger xyzzyx February 17, 2021 2:08 PM  

Amen.
RIP

Blogger brbrophy February 17, 2021 2:09 PM  

RIP Jim Morrison

Blogger Delaware Blue Hen February 17, 2021 2:09 PM  

The fact that Limbaugh was an early supporter of Trump and an advocate of the concept of the "Deep State" argues against him being a gatekeeper. As for being a Boomer, he was not a typical Boomer--in listening to him over the years, he expressed embarrassment over the behavior of his fellow boomers.

Was Limbaugh perfect? No, but he was a fighter against the Left and will be missed.

Blogger Dan in Georgia February 17, 2021 2:10 PM  

Bezzle wrote:Limbaugh took the ticket. The price? Shilling the Starr Report, and keeping the Bill Clinton narratives (e.g., the Lewinsky Shitbomb) on approved, safe rails.

He was the biggest of the alt-media controlled-opposition gatekeepers.


I've never detected one iota of dishonesty with the man. The Con-servative movement fooled all of us at various times--like libertarianism has.

We've all been fooled, that includes Rush and everyone reading this blog. I see no evidence that Rush was part of any cabal, or was cabal-adjacent.

Before you go tearing down his legacy, at least wait until his body is cold.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 17, 2021 2:12 PM  

Hello purity spiral

Blogger Reluctant Bear February 17, 2021 2:13 PM  

I've kind of moved on in recent years, but Rusty definitely holds a warm spot in my heart. RIP.

Blogger Taignobias February 17, 2021 2:13 PM  

God grant you peace and reward, Rush. You were a part of the soundtrack of my childhood.

Blogger Gr8Again February 17, 2021 2:19 PM  

I don't think it's fair to call him a gatekeeper. His guns were always pointed leftward and never at the right. He never pulled a Ben Shapiro - attacking the far right to make himself look like he was in the reasonable center.

Rush wasn't perfect, he bought into the pro war neoconnery for far too long, and he couldn't always speak unpleasant truths if he wanted to keep his platform; but he was the most important mainstream conservative to give Donald Trump a fair hearing and ultimately to side with him.

RIP Maha Rushie

Blogger szook February 17, 2021 2:20 PM  

Mega dittos to all above. I was never a regular listener to his show, but always will share in the respect the man deserves for shining a light on the inside of America politics.

Blogger Stilicho February 17, 2021 2:20 PM  

Amen. A life well-lived. He will be missed.

Blogger A M D G February 17, 2021 2:24 PM  

Not so... check out the Catholic Current:

https://www.thestationofthecross.com/category/podcasts/the-catholic-current/

They are also on the radio if you want to look for that.

Blogger rumpole5 February 17, 2021 2:25 PM  

Complete Bummer. I lost 2 friends, one younger, and one older, so far this month, and as has been pointed out repeatedly in this site's highly entertaining Boomer rants, that depressing (for me anyway) occurrence is going to be a regular feature. Rush was just a few months older than I am. On the other hand, one can be grateful for commentators, hosts, and the like, who are significantly younger. There is also some consolation in the fact that I'll never see another unhappy day quite like this one, because Rush had no equal.

Blogger rognuald February 17, 2021 2:30 PM  

I've been listening to him when I could since the 90s. I always looked forward to the Christmas Season as he would play Mannheim Steamroller. Over the past few years, he almost sounded as if he was reading this blog as he would touch upon these subjects just a little. Regardless, I will miss his talent a lot.

Thanks for the run Rush!

Blogger James Dixon February 17, 2021 2:32 PM  

He will be missed.

> He was a boomer, and a civ nat, but he was funny at times.

Oh, he was hilarious in his earlier years. He lost the fastball a bit time, but was still pretty good.

He was an absolute genius as a radio entertainer. We'll probably never see his like again.

Blogger jaericho February 17, 2021 2:32 PM  

I think he still had the best show and voice of all the conservatives on the radio. I can't stand listening to any of the others. (Jason Lewis was ok to listen to.)

Godspeed, Rush
Lord, have mercy.

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 2:33 PM  

@39. SemiSpook37 February 17, 2021 1:47 PM
Man definitely had his finger on the pulse of actual America, regardless of whether he was a gatekeeper or not. For that we should always be grateful.

He was a Cabal minion who took the ticket. His job was to corral a generation of conservatives into safe, irrelevant blather, and voting for various Bushes.

--Did you know that Limbaugh liked to fly to Caribbean islands with his rich buddies to sleep with underage girls? I'm sure that reminds you of someone else more recently. (Limbaugh's third wife divorced him after that particular trip.) And what the hell was he doing fucking Daryn Kagan?

The Cabal is bigger than you know, and if this thread (and Carano's the other day) is any indication, too many of you are still in its loving arms without realizing it.

~ ~ ~

I surmise that he cooperated usefully with Team-Q, as he has been spared the indignity of "dying suddenly" and/or of Covid.

Blogger Crush Limbraw February 17, 2021 2:38 PM  

I remember as if it was yesterday – I was on the NYS Thruway on my way home from Syracuse, passing Rochester, listening to WHAM.


Who is this guy saying what I’ve been thinking for years? That was 1989 and you know the rest.


At this time I also need to clarify something. Some folks have accused me of disrespecting Rush by use of the moniker, which started as crushlimbraw in 2015 and has now evolved into a full identity of Crush Limbraw. Nothing could be further from DaTruth - as is and always was fully explained on my website – which, of course, they never read. Binary thinking!


I love this headnote today at Vox Popoli: The talent has been returned

Says it all!

Truly a Man Designed for His Time

Blogger Glen Sprigg February 17, 2021 2:42 PM  

Well, even when something bad is inevitable, it still sucks when it happens. Rush was a gateway for a lot of people, a gateway into a world where the left isn't always in charge, isn't always better, and doesn't always win.

He will be missed. RIP to the one and only.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 17, 2021 2:50 PM  

Thirty years ago I decided Rush was a liberal entertainer who had figured out how to entertain conservatives. I've never had reason to change that opinion.

He did get on board with Trump pretty quickly, so he definitely had his finger on the pulse of his audience.

Blogger FP February 17, 2021 2:50 PM  

Rest in peace, El Rushbo. I credit my grandparents and him for starting me on the political path I am today.

Blogger JD Curtis February 17, 2021 2:57 PM  

Got on the bandwagon early, around '88 or so. Lived near one of the first markets he was in when his show went syndicated.
While in college I used to drive over the Tobyhanna mountain everyday to go to work. On the easterly side of the mountain you could pick up NYC stations. Once you crested the mountain you had to tune in to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market.
There was a local drive time talk radio guy on the air in Wilkes-Barre that wasn't horrible and I would listen to him before arriving at work. Then it changed. I immediately noticed they had a new personality on the air, and this guy was DIFFERENT.
This was back in the old days of the Call Aborter whereas if a lib called in and was overly argumentative he would disconnect the caller with a vacuum cleaner sound effect given how much the Left loves abortion.
He got progressively more red pilled/nationalist as the years went by and the show was more interesting for it.
I THINK he was a Christian but he always treated religion as a private matter while at the same time raising millions for charity.
Well done, El Rushbo.
Rest In Peace.

Blogger Azimus February 17, 2021 2:57 PM  

A mighty tree has fallen

RIP Rush

Blogger John W. Smoke February 17, 2021 2:58 PM  

I remember the void of conservative thought when he came on the scene. What alternative to ABC/NBC/CBS was there at the time? Bill Buckley? There was NOTHING. The first time I listened to him it was like a lightning bolt had struck me. I haven't listened in years as I'm not a fan of the slow digestive talk news format. It reminds me of when Carson left late night. I haven't watched late night since then and conversely I doubt I will listen to any talk radio again. RIP Rush, you were one of a kind and you will be missed.

Blogger Tee Stoney February 17, 2021 3:07 PM  

One of my chief inspirations.And due to your inspiration, many others have taken up the banner, who before may not have realized the full magnitude of the fight. We do now, due a large part to both Rush's efforts and the demonic fury that nipped at his giant heels. RIP. Fair winds and following seas, we have the watch.

Blogger Jack Amok February 17, 2021 3:15 PM  

Two things we can learn from his career:

1 - there are more people who share your beliefs than the enemy wants you to know. Speaking up will have a lot of heads nodding in agreement. But be prepared to be attacked.

2 - Have fun. Liberals are the dour, unattractive scolds who hate the world and can't stand anyone having fun. Don't be like them.

Blogger Chinook February 17, 2021 3:17 PM  

I worked in a very liberal bookstore chain during my youth in the Northeastern U.S. What a paradigm-changing moment for me when we couldn't keep enough copies of "The Way Things Ought to Be" on the shelves. I couldn't help but enjoy the sardonic quibbles of the store manager every time Rush's mug made it to the counter for a sale (tee hee).

Life Lesson: Liberals have big mouths, and there are more conservative-minded people than you're led to believe.

Blogger OneWingedShark February 17, 2021 3:21 PM  

There are many things that can be said about Mr. Limbaugh —good or bad— but I always did like the humility of his “Talent on loan from God.”
Would that more public figures had such.

Blogger GregMan February 17, 2021 3:23 PM  

The first time I heard Rush was when he hosted something for the great Reagan (Ronaldus Maximus, as Rush called him) and mentioned something about smelly, long-haired hippies (almost his exact words IIRC). I couldn't believe it, at the same time laughing my ass off.

We have lost one of the greatest men of our lifetimes. Godspeed, El Rushbo.

Blogger Viking February 17, 2021 3:23 PM  

With increase I should think.

RIP Rush

Blogger Mike Wallens February 17, 2021 3:28 PM  

I first heard him in late August of 1988. There was simply no one giving the other side of the story, the conservative side. Bush 1 was running and he was kind of losing to Dukakis and Rush was hammering the Democrats. He was the only competition to the MSM which were horrible back then and despite his many shortcomings the American people should be grateful for his show. It's hard to explain unless you were there.

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 3:28 PM  

@56. Dan in Georgia February 17, 2021 2:10 PM
Bezzle wrote: Limbaugh took the ticket. The price? Shilling the Starr Report, and keeping the Bill Clinton narratives (e.g., the Lewinsky Shitbomb) on approved, safe rails. He was the biggest of the alt-media controlled-opposition gatekeepers.

I've never detected one iota of dishonesty with the man.

--I will not deny that he was very good at his job.

You probably weren't listening on the day that he hung up on Hugh Turley, who'd made it past the goalpost of Bo Snerdley to ask the fat-assed fraud about the Vince Whack.

You think the media is lockstep now? Let me tell you something: it's always been lockstep on the subject that Cabal deems important, and in the late 90s, you either sold the Starr Report absolving the Clinton's of the mysterious death of their lawyer last seen alive inside the White House, or you were *fucking gone* and/or turned into a brain-mushed burundanga-baby (or replaced with a fake) to spend your dwindling years making a fool of yourself to discredit your earlier work.

Like Alex Jones and Bill Clinton, Limbaugh was an archetypal alpha "big man" motormouth sociopath, and therefore easy Cabal pickings as soon as he put his dick where it shouldn't have been (and that's assuming he wasn't amoral to begin with)

Fer flip's sake, he's been divorced three times and fucked a CNN anchor. This is not a good man. (And for what it's worth, according to this probably untrustworthy gossip rag claims he been about to be divorced for a fourth time.)


@73. JD Curtis February 17, 2021 2:57 PM
I THINK he was a Christian but he always treated religion as a private matter while at the same time raising millions for charity.

Cabal money-laundering.

You're to believe that a guy in radio has a net-worth of half a billion dollars.

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 3:30 PM  

@71. Ominous Cowherd February 17, 2021 2:50 PM
Thirty years ago I decided Rush was a liberal entertainer who had figured out how to entertain conservatives.

This is why you and I get along so well: We can see this stuff without the glasses.

Blogger OMGDwayne February 17, 2021 3:31 PM  

@68 Bezzle
Ditto.

Blogger Jimbo February 17, 2021 3:32 PM  

I see a few negative comments about Rush on here. To them I say: On the best day you ever lived, you still couldn't compare favorably with him on his worst day. Took the arrows, and was still cheerful and grateful the end. we'd do well to have a small amount of his character.
Enter into thy rest, you're home now.

Blogger A.D. February 17, 2021 3:37 PM  

Notice how one who constructively criticizes anyone or anything is now knee-jerkedly and doucheily dismissed as a..."gamma"?! It has displaced troll, hater, etc.

Blogger M In The 517 February 17, 2021 3:40 PM  

Detroit radio has been dog shit for years.

Oddly enough, you get better quality radio out in the country and up north, because independent locally-owned broadcasters. For instance, WQLB out of Tawas.

Blogger tuberman February 17, 2021 3:45 PM  

68. Bezzle

I agree you and Ominous Cowherd on this one. I don't hate or have contempt for Rush either. He was the smartest one for keeping the Overton Window from 'rushing' to the Right. Avalanche had what I thought was the best take on Rush. It was his job to go to the lead of the herd and carefully turn it so the Narrative consensus wasn't completely overthrown. In order to do that he had to appear to be near the cutting edge of 'conservatism.' He was great at making sure that the Overton Window was not totally shattered.

Blogger JeighDi February 17, 2021 3:49 PM  

The worms are already trying to gnaw at his memory, but no matter. He'll still be honored long after they are forgotten.

Blogger Veritax February 17, 2021 3:52 PM  

Amen

Blogger Bogey February 17, 2021 3:56 PM  

Sad, like a knew him personally. I first started listening to Rush around 1984 when he was just a local guy. I feel like I went through a lot with him. I'm glad he spoke of his belief in God and his relationship with Jesus Christ recently.

God bless Rush, RIP.

Blogger Black Bird February 17, 2021 3:57 PM  

My Heart is sad. I listened the very first day and then started making phone calls to everyone I new.
I said we have a leader someone who has the brains and guts to put it on the liberal media
He never stopped and he has received his reward for his eternal faithfulness to his calling
That calling was defending you and me. Daily faithfully

Blogger Andrew Jackson February 17, 2021 4:00 PM  

RIP

Blogger FALPhil February 17, 2021 4:04 PM  

right wing architect wrote:A light has gone out and a hole now exists that can never be filled.

No.

Like He did with Rush, God raises up His champions for His purposes in His timing. The light may be under under a bowl right now, but keep the faith, architect. Another will be chosen at the right time.

Blogger Storm Rhode February 17, 2021 4:08 PM  

He held hands as bowties spun. He was the voice of reason for those inclined to believe the solution to the left was the ballot box, like my dad. In the end I like to think he saw the truth of it. God speed Rush.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel February 17, 2021 4:11 PM  

@69 @73

I remember the first time I heard Rush. It was 1988 and I was driving along Main St/Ave in Taylor, PA, Rush's voice crackled across the radio as I came to the crest of a hill. I had to pull over because I was shocked by this guy not spewing "Reagan sucks" as was common then. He was actually going after the left and I remember the "caller abortions" as well.

Ironically, it was the year after Biden was forced out of the 88 race. Nobody could have imagined the plagiarist would ever be on the national stage again after that.

In a weird confluence of events, today if you look East/ Southeast at that location (about where PC Doctors is now) across the Lackawanna River, you see some notable things: A Gamestop and the "South Side" which adjoins the Minooka section of Scranton, which is where crap bucket Joe hails from.

Look due South and you see the Scranton Sewer Authority. Unfortunately, it does not process the political corruption that spews everywhere like actual sewage does in Centreville.


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Godspeed, Rush. You were the only voice for a long time.

May the Lord grant you pardon and peace.

Perhaps Rush wasn't an overtly religious man, but "talent on loan from God" always reminded me of John 5:30

Blogger ObliviousSeeker February 17, 2021 4:14 PM  

President Trump giving Rush Limbaugh the medal of honor was a profound moment. It symbolized a moment of triumph for the Christian West. On the other hand, it could also be viewed as one of the last hurrahs. I've had mixed feelings about it. But with the Left now in full control, it now seems closer to the latter.

I feel the need to pray nowadays more than ever. My soul aches.

Blogger Angels1978 February 17, 2021 4:17 PM  

I stopped listening a while ago, but I've always appreciated him for opening the door to an alternative way of looking at current events. I didn't start listening until 1993-94. I was curious because people I didn't like seemed infuriated by him, and the enemy of my enemy is... you know. RIP, Rush, and thanks.

Blogger J Van Stry February 17, 2021 4:17 PM  

I honestly believe that Rush would have appreciated that Title.
He was always clearly thankful for all that God had given him and done for him.

Blogger Jack Ward February 17, 2021 4:25 PM  

RIP Rush, well done!

And, now, we wonder who will take his place behind the Golden EIB mic?

I vote for Mark Ateyn. Loved to hear him when he stood in for Rush. Maybe its too soon to bring up his replacement. Or not. Steyn always was interesting, particularly with his trademark accent. And, after his battles for years with the Canadian left he is rock solid, near as I can tell, as an alt right. Whatever label is given him I cannot think of anyone that could do better and help the show survive.

Blogger Br1cht February 17, 2021 4:28 PM  

So DarkLordRadio when?

RIP

Blogger Other Josh February 17, 2021 4:36 PM  

God numbers a man's days. Rush was custom-made for this time in American history, and he played a big role in American politics. I don't judge any man - that is God's job. I just pray he knew his Creator and will be welcomed into a heavenly home with a "Well done my good and faithful servant! Enter into your rest and your reward!"

Godspeed Rush. May you rest in peace.

Blogger matthewmp111 February 17, 2021 4:40 PM  

Did you pass through Elmira?

Blogger Jeff aka Orville February 17, 2021 4:41 PM  

None of the usual guest host come close to replacing Rush. Steyn almost gets there, but I don't think he has staying power.

Hannity is a tool, as is Beck, though Beck is great almost as good at the mocking satire as was Rush.

The conservatism is dead, and now the voice of conservatism has been silence. A new Christian Nationalist voice is waiting somewhere in the wings to fill the vacuum.

Blogger JovianStorm February 17, 2021 4:44 PM  

If your eulogy for someone who fought the Left his entire career is "they didn't meet my expectations for _________ but RIP" then it isn't really a eulogy.

Why does everyone feel the need to qualify statements on whether people met arbitrary benchmarks while alive?

Let the man's memory live. He were a mighty titan of talk radi , he were.

Blogger Rick February 17, 2021 4:47 PM  

He made it look easy.
RIP

Blogger Daniel February 17, 2021 4:48 PM  

Civnat was the point of the spear. Most Hard Right folk started there, because it was originally a critique of the Fabian communists that made sense at the time and allowed for a good deal of traditional Christian thinking. As the Fabians gave birth to the SJW rainbow brute squads and the psychopaths moved from the front lines to the front office, the Hard Right hardened its position and clarified its objectives. I don't blame the few Boomers who led the charge early with as many troops possible. I also don't blame them for adapting late in life, after their youth had innovated.

Blogger The Last Roman February 17, 2021 4:49 PM  

He wasn't a true nationalist, but he was fun to listen to.

Blogger rekrapt February 17, 2021 4:49 PM  

I was 23 years old in 1988 when Rush first went into syndication. Our local talk radio (AM) picked him up and I started listening after a friend told me about him. He made me realize that I wasn't alone in the way I saw the world and politics. God's Speed, Rush!

Blogger E February 17, 2021 4:58 PM  

Doing some napkin math I probably have 4,000 hours of Rush in my ears. Some of the hours just background filler on a work project. Many others quite the opposite though, waiting for My City Was Gone to hurry up and finish so I knew 'what Rush was going to say'.

No one like him before or again.

Rest with Jesus, Legend.

Blogger Damn Crackers February 17, 2021 5:05 PM  

Rush Limbaugh and my father started me on my journey here. God speed and you will be missed.

Blogger phil g February 17, 2021 5:05 PM  

I quit listening to any radio, music, talk, news a few years ago. Whenever I'm around it now it repulses me. I don't want to hear loud and obnoxious ads for things I don't care about. I don't want to hear stupid DJs trying to be my funny buddy. I don't want to hear random songs. I'm not interested in hearing their fake news reports. I'm not interested in hearing someone's political opinion shouted at me even if I agree with it. I love Rush and what he did, but I rarely listened to him.

Blogger JM February 17, 2021 5:06 PM  

No one can replace Rush.

Yes, he was a Boomer, but he did have some very un-Boomerish, skeptical traits. He refused to take statins, for example. But when it came to cancer therapy, I think he had the all-too-typical "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor" Boomer attitude. I wish he had tried the dog dewormer and/or other alternatives before suffering through the chemo. It just might have worked.

God bless him and keep him. May eternal light shine upon him.

Blogger Piqua Bear February 17, 2021 5:10 PM  

I feel like Rush was my first step in the journey that led me to this blog, and I am forever grateful for his work.

Blogger A Beautiful Saturday Morning February 17, 2021 5:11 PM  

Indeed and what a talent he was. I was not looking forward to this day, I am sad. I got mad at him in 2015 when he was calling us Trumpsters. I thought it was disrespectful and that you had to be an idiot to support anyone but Trump. But he came around and I forgave him, ha! RIP, dear Rush.

Blogger Mr Smith February 17, 2021 5:15 PM  

No, his guns would fire at the right. He took shots at Pat Buchanan along side the liberal media.

Blogger sammibandit February 17, 2021 5:32 PM  

I hope he's having a drink up there with Bill Cooper. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch February 17, 2021 5:43 PM  

Been listening to him since I was a teen. He will be missed.

Blogger SCBen February 17, 2021 5:56 PM  

Just got home from painting my daughter's house and first checked was Vox Popoli - as I do every morning and evening. I knew Rush's days were numbered, but that doesn't lessen the loss. I feel I've lost someone very close to me. Rush's LOVE for the USA was subject to scorn and hatred by the left but I LOVED it! I didn't get to serve in our Armed Forces but I have ALWAYS stood for the National Anthem and supported our Nation as I could. Listening to Rush and his pure PATRIOTIC passion just lifted me. I can't believe all the hateful comments that have been posted here - I don't even want to TRY to imagine what the leftist, communist sites are posting! RIP Mr. Limbaugh and make sure you return that TALENT in hopes another will be graced with it!

Blogger Jack Amok February 17, 2021 5:59 PM  

Well put JovianStorm.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey February 17, 2021 6:05 PM  

Rush was the kid from Cape Girardeau who did good. Better than most! I already miss his irrepressible optimism, and his warmth and good cheer. R.I.P., Rush. I can't help but to feel very sad, even though Rush prepared us for it.

Blogger Evangeline February 17, 2021 6:06 PM  

I'm hurting, and it surprises me. I'm touched by his passing.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, amen.

Blogger Evangeline February 17, 2021 6:08 PM  

Just a head's up, if anybody wants a truly excellent photo of Rush, go to the website Vox Cantoris. It's an amazing image. Very touching.

Blogger Colonel Blimp February 17, 2021 6:08 PM  

Just for any of you who don't see how quickly this rot is spreading.... Rush Limbaugh used to be host on SportsCenter on ESPN some years ago. Imagine that

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 6:18 PM  

@86. Jimbo February 17, 2021 3:32 PM
I see a few negative comments about Rush on here. To them I say: On the best day you ever lived...

Why are defending a man who signed off on the Vince Whack at the salient moment in history he could have instead taken down the Clinton machine?

--If you don't know what I am alluding to yet (even though I've mentioned it up-thread), you're bombasting from a position of relative ignorance, and should shut up now and go wade in the kiddie pool with those idiots still gushing about the linebacker-shouldered fake-Christian Carano.

Why does Rush get a pass for fucking underage girls in the Caribbean when Epstein doesn't? Why would this story even exist at all, if not as a dark warning reaffirmed to the target, e.g., "Do not forget that we own you, and know *everything* that you do. You wouldn't want this sweet gig to end, would you?"

He was in The Game.

And has it occurred to you that Rush's departure is "timed" rather neatly after months of alleged cancer? (My, how the Old Guard are really dropping like flies out there right now.)

Blogger Doktor Jeep February 17, 2021 6:22 PM  

Rush's show is going to Wile E Coyote until the slot gets filled.

Then I mulled "What if Trump picked up the microphone"?

Blogger CF Neal February 17, 2021 6:38 PM  

Until Trump started talking politics, there was ONLY Rush.

Blogger RC February 17, 2021 6:40 PM  

Rush was a firebrand during his first ten years of national radio and practically stood alone, but for the supporters he drew and gathered. He moved the Overton Window on many subjects, often using humor to open the window. Who could ever forget Ted Kennedy singing The Philanderer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=f4huqCCBcSI. Classic. What other man but Trump could pull of Dan's Bake Sale?

You changed my life for the better El Rushbo. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.

Blogger ScottC February 17, 2021 6:42 PM  

Rush was one of a kind. RIP.

Blogger Damelon Brinn February 17, 2021 6:42 PM  

Notice how one who constructively criticizes anyone or anything is now knee-jerkedly and doucheily dismissed as a..."gamma"?!

It's not about criticism. It's about having enough class to wait until a man's body is cold to start bashing him. There will be time for an objective breakdown later; but hours after a man's death, if you don't have anything positive to say, what's wrong with keeping your mouth shut?

Blogger Crew February 17, 2021 6:45 PM  

I imagine than some time in the future the Faux News talking heads will tell us that Obumbler was a great conservative.

I am confused. What exactly did Rush conserve? Conservative Rhetoric perhaps?

Blogger Felis Concolor February 17, 2021 6:48 PM  

Dear crypto.fashion,

Posterized Rush Limbaugh t-shirt when?

Blogger tuberman February 17, 2021 6:56 PM  

My first step in the Journey was running into an Alinsky dude spouting shear Commie nonsense, while spiting in my face, and I realized I wanted to snap his twig neck. I told him so, with intensity, and he departed my company. After considering why, it gained momentum, and I continued to go more toward the Right.

This was long before Talk Radio.

Blogger Edward Redbeard February 17, 2021 7:02 PM  

F, and Amen.

Blogger MidnightSun February 17, 2021 7:09 PM  

@126 Bezzle
"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

The man is dead. Go spew your bullshit elsewhere. You have no proof of anything.

Blogger scimitar February 17, 2021 7:18 PM  

omg...what a great idea....So cool if he Trump took up the mic....

Blogger Nqt February 17, 2021 7:25 PM  

RIP Rush!

Blogger Dr. J February 17, 2021 7:31 PM  

My dad introduced me to Rush when I was a young skull full of mush - he listened religiously through the 90's. Truly a giant for the Gen-X right that grew up with him. Megadittos and RIP El Rushbo.

Blogger MichaelJMaier February 17, 2021 7:36 PM  

Wow... I cannot believe it took me that long to realize what the title of this post meant! Duh....

Well-played, sir... well-played.

Blogger Unknown February 17, 2021 7:36 PM  

Seems like Rush/Jim Morrison did the right thing at the end. May he get purged in Purgatory and enter Heaven if he did so.

Blogger Rick Viall February 17, 2021 7:38 PM  

amen

Blogger Zeroh Tollrants February 17, 2021 7:39 PM  

Dude, back in the 80s & 90s, he talked about the Jewish lobby & mocked gays with AIDS, LOL

Blogger d February 17, 2021 7:44 PM  

That self-professed "Harmless Fuzzball" trained a nation of hapless men to sit mute or abide judeo-atheist speech codes while the "political opposition" gang raped Christendom.

Good riddance.

Blogger Shane Bradman February 17, 2021 7:47 PM  

He died doing what he loved, enraging liberals to their wits end.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 17, 2021 7:54 PM  

He was important to my father, who raised me a good Christian. To that I cheer one for Rush, to see him in Gods city, where no death is. All is clear before the throne of God.

Pray for us, Rush.

Blogger MEGAMUS Maximus February 17, 2021 7:54 PM  

To those defending Rush right now, I suggest you look up the Ravi Zacharias investigation, especially David Wood's take.

Blogger infrequent February 17, 2021 8:01 PM  

I rarely listened, but often read his site transcripts. It was good to see someone carrying the torch publicly. RIP, and thank you for your service.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 8:01 PM  

>> He was a boomer, and a civ nat, but he was funny at times, and he was at least playing with telling the full truth the past couple years, even though he didn't get all the way there.


You should have heard him from 1989-1994. He was talking about issues with the "shadow government" (i.e. deep state), the various internationalist traitor organizations such as the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations and how the members set agendas to screw over the American public... Ideas that the general public scoffed at before Pizzagate and Q.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 8:05 PM  

>> He was a boomer, and a civ nat, but he was funny at times, and he was at least playing with telling the full truth the past couple years, even though he didn't get all the way there.


You should have heard him from 1989-1994. He was talking about issues with the "shadow government" (i.e. deep state), the various internationalist traitor organizations such as the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations and how the members set agendas to screw over the American public... Ideas that the general public scoffed at before Pizzagate and Q.

This Newt Gingrich lead a "nationalize the House of Representatives" campaign strategy, took the House, and invited Limbaugh into the inner circle. Rush lost his way, under Gingrich's spell for about 8 years. It took Bush II "compassionate conservatism" [Roosevelt/Carter liberalism] to wake him up, and start calling out the evil in the GOP, too.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 8:24 PM  

>> I grew up listening to the guy. As an adult I diverged from his politics. After his stumble with opioids...

For a couple decades, there was a myth among doctors and other medical professionals that as long as someone was taking opioids for pain, they couldn't become addicted. A lot of good, honest people were made into addicts because of this.

What was the basis for this belief?

A single letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine making that assertion, claiming that it was well known that those in severe pain could not become addicted to opioids.

That's the entirety of the science behind the belief -- i.e. some rando's bald faced assertion without any data or studies to back it up.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 8:32 PM  

>> A light has gone out and a hole now exists that can never be filled. R.I.P. Ma-ha Rushie.

A Gen-X'er will emerge (no, not Hannity) who will make Rush seem like a warm-up act. Because anti-Leftist Gen-X'ers have more anger and therefore more determination to root out the evildoers, and foment the movement needed to strip them and their families of all of the ill-gotten wealth, followed by public executions, of course...or designation of "outlaw" status.

[Look up the origin of "Outlaw"... It's *worse* than having a price on your head]

Blogger Centurion Revolt February 17, 2021 8:35 PM  

Really? I remember him endorsing Pat Buchanan in 1992 against Bush 1. I had just started listening to him; Rush is the reason I voted for Buchanan. It was the first time I ever voted.

Blogger Centurion Revolt February 17, 2021 8:52 PM  

Go to hell

Blogger DavidNone February 17, 2021 8:57 PM  

I've listened to him since I was a teenager and now I'm old. I lived in Madison, WI and he was a necessary part of my life to maintain sanity. When I saw the headline here I just cried. Didn't know I could still do that. I knew he was sick and was expecting it but... damn.

He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 8:58 PM  

>> I remember as if it was yesterday – I was on the NYS Thruway on my way home from Syracuse, passing Rochester, listening to WHAM.

>> Who is this guy saying what I’ve been thinking for years? That was 1989 and you know the rest.

Same for me, summer of 1989, hearing him on WLS, 890 AM, Chicago, shortly before my first enlistment in a National Guard unit. When I shipped out for Basic Training, I expected that would be the last I heard of him, because I figured that by the time I returned home, he would have been cancelled for making too many leftists way too angry.

Blogger Watcher of the skies February 17, 2021 8:58 PM  

the guy is simply irreplaceable. Truly a genius with tons of talent on loan from God like he used to quip on a daily basis. Heard thousands of his daily broadcasts. If Rush helped me take my first baby steps into understanding politics then Voxday helped cement whatever gaps Rush left in my understanding. Yes, he was a boomer but the guy had a heart made out of gold. He was truly great. Rush, you will be missed! You are in a better place now with all the saints and our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed Ash Wednesday to all!

Blogger HeARTwork_Signs February 17, 2021 9:03 PM  

Mega Dittos. This post hit me hard.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 9:15 PM  

>> I already miss his irrepressible optimism.


There was an exception: the day after election day, 2008: "We are so screwed."

Blogger Hammerli 280 February 17, 2021 9:17 PM  

Limbaugh was a colossus. A Napoleon, or Theodore Roosevelt. Unique.

One thing that he brought to the fight was a sense of joy. The Buckleyites, being from DamnYankeeStan, are dour sorts. There was nothing dour about Limbaugh - he preached conservatism and smacked Leftists with a joy that few others had.

The other thing I admired was that he was always on the lookout for up-and-coming talent. Over the last 30 years, a lot of conservative talk radio hosts got their first national exposure guest-hosting his show. A man who understood the obligation to pay it forward.

Blogger Akulkis February 17, 2021 9:22 PM  

Bezzle, having Viagra in his luggage doesn't come close to indicating sex with underage girls.

Really, you need to work harder.

As for Vince Foster, Limbaugh hammered the internal contradictions of the narrative many, many times, and repeatedly to brought up how dangerous it was to a person's longevity to have any sort of association with the Clinton's that wasn't visibly adversarial for all to see.

Blogger King Coyote's Canoe February 17, 2021 9:54 PM  

RIP Rush

jaericho wrote:...Jason Lewis was ok to listen to...


I discovered Jason through Rush. He became my go to daily listen from the time the iPhone came out (I'm in west Texas) until he quit and got elected to Congress. I never tired of that grating voice.

Blogger Richard Nixon February 17, 2021 10:22 PM  

We are all poorer without Rush's wisdom.

Blogger Interfazweb February 17, 2021 11:21 PM  

I am just a lurker, but had to say "thank you" for just saying everything in 3 words.

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 11:52 PM  

@161. Akulkis February 17, 2021 9:22 PM
Bezzle, having Viagra in his luggage doesn't come close to....

What a few unmarked pill-bottles in his luggage don't come close to is being remotely newsworthy in the year 2006, which was long after Limbaugh's Clinton-era heyday as a kayfabe-peddling controlled-opposition shockjock. Nobody cared about him six years into the administration of Bush the Whelp; he was no longer the opposition (not that there was any great difference between the Whelp and The Lying Bastard) in terms of applied Cabal policy. Yet there those odd Limbaugh & drugs stories were in the second-teir media, for some reason (last link in post). But then the scrutiny just as abruptly went away (...until now). A message was being sent, and it was received.

...indicating sex with underage girls.

Good catch. I should not have assumed girls..

Limbaugh was in The Game, and indulged its wares. Nobody at his level of granted fame is clean.

Blogger Bezzle February 17, 2021 11:54 PM  

@161. Akulkis February 17, 2021 9:22 PM
As for Vince Foster....

...you should really just shut the fuck up now.

Blogger Scott February 18, 2021 12:59 AM  

Just avoid Leftist social media for the next few days. What they are saying is vile.

Blogger Scott February 18, 2021 1:14 AM  

I was directed to him by a friend during the first gulf war. And listened to him ever since, save these last two years. I wept when I saw the news this morning. Mark Stein’s tribute was Golden. You can judge a man by his enemies, and the poison spewed from the left, just shows that the left is a hateful death cult, not worthy of respect or even courtesy. Rush’s good cheer and respect for his audience should be the standard. It’s not, but it should be. Mega dittos.

Blogger Mikołaj February 18, 2021 1:19 AM  

Rush was on the air A-LOT in recent months. For someone with Stage IV cancer, his patriotism and ceaseless battle to death's very doorstep against the naked assault on America that we've been witnessing was no less than heroic. I cut my political teeth on Rush's show 30 years ago driving around with my dad, a voice of sanity in the leftist mass media wilderness. I hung out the American flag in his honor today.

A great tribute to Rush by Mark Steyn: https://www.steynonline.com/11078/the-indispensable-man

Blogger SirHamster February 18, 2021 1:24 AM  

A.D. wrote:Notice how one who constructively criticizes anyone or anything is now knee-jerkedly and doucheily dismissed as a..."gamma"?!
OK douche-y Gamma. Less reframing and more truth-telling.

Blogger Andy Texan February 18, 2021 1:32 AM  

Enjoyed his show from its inception and he had a great life. Unfortunately he failed in the task he set for himself because he was blind to the true nature of the uniparty. Alex Jones was right and Rush was not. The republican party particularly the Bushes were not our saviours.

Blogger BrentG February 18, 2021 2:00 AM  

Rita X, caller abortions and visitations by mary joe kopechne were great radio. You can tell how effective he was by seeing what the libs are saying about him now.
RIP

Blogger TW9 February 18, 2021 2:46 AM  

Rush was from the "Show Me State" as well, listened to him since teenage years. Funny and professional. Hearing that theme always perked me up when he came on the radio. RIP

Blogger Jack Amok February 18, 2021 3:34 AM  

The man is dead. Go spew your bullshit elsewhere. You have no proof of anything.

MidnightSun, we're in full agreement on this one. Beezle is a dumbass.

Blogger Jimbo February 18, 2021 8:11 AM  

Bezzle:
You are exactly what I was referring to when I said "On the best day you ever lived...". A tiny, pompous, preening, self absorbed dipshit who feels they are qualified to judge someone's value to others by standards they set.
FWIW, Rush did more for others than you will do in your whole, miserable, worthless existence. How's that for a standard to live up to? Piss off.

Blogger Jimbo February 18, 2021 8:19 AM  

Had another thought: Rush had Tony Snow as a guest host sometimes. Another great mind gone too soon.

Blogger CarpeOro February 18, 2021 9:19 AM  

I'm a bit older than Vox. I recall I just started to listen to talk radio in Detroit before Rush's show started here, listening to the shows before and after him (both local hosts) so I heard him on day 1 here. While the local talent was more tuned in than Rush (I found WND through one of them), Rush reached a broader audience. Before the rise of alternate news sources on the web, talk radio was the only way narrative breaking truths got out. Was it perfect? You're joking right? Anything that depends on mankind is going to be rife with issues, but talk radio was that wedge of reality that showed many that there really was another side to the stories spun by tptb. RIP Rush.

Blogger Grandpa Lampshade February 18, 2021 9:24 AM  

Like the passing of Paul Harvey, Rush's passing marks the loss of an icon. Haven't listened to him in decades but as others have pointed out, back in the early 90's he was saying things that had never been said to a nationwide audience before.
Was he a flawed human being? Yep, all are. If you demand someone be perfect, you will perpetually be let down. Being able to show respect for the dead is also apparently something else that we can add to the long list of things we have lost as a society.

Blogger Akulkis February 18, 2021 9:35 AM  

>> That self-professed "Harmless Fuzzball" trained a nation of hapless men to sit mute or abide judeo-atheist speech codes while the "political opposition" gang raped Christendom.


You
Are.
In-
sane.

Blogger GEOTUS4EVAH February 18, 2021 10:02 AM  

Ken Matthews out of Harrisburg PA may be that guy, imho.

Blogger spacehabitats February 18, 2021 10:42 AM  

I guess he got better in recent years, but The Rush Limbaugh I remember was a typical establishment conservative who never used his platform to oppose the globalist agenda in any meaningful way.

Blogger Bezzle February 18, 2021 10:50 AM  

@174. Jack Amok February 18, 2021 3:34 AM
The man is dead. Go spew your bullshit elsewhere. You have no proof of anything.
MidnightSun, we're in full agreement on this one. Beezle is a dumbass.

When you two manage to pry your mouths off each others cocks, ask Akulkis how The Lying Bastard smuggled the lawyer's corpse out of the White House where it was last seen alive without any of the security cameras in the most heavily-surveilled building in the world recording it.

They all winked into hammerspace for national security reasons, the "Republican" Starr Report concocted (while the Lewinsky Shitbomb was covering up other scandals), and everybody who wanted to keep their sweet gig knew what to promote and what to keep their mouths shut on. Certainly nobody talked about the vanished tapes.

Have you read Turley's "Failure of the Public Trust"? Martin's "America's Dreyfus Affair"? Seen the Hugh Sprunt series? Nothing? Not ringing a bell? Then you don't know what you're talking about. The memoryhole is deep, and those of us who around at the time and paying attention have forgotten more about the subject than you'll ever know.

Limbaugh took the ticket, and his adherents are professional wrestling fans safely tucked in a narrative box being fascinated by approved topics.

Did his control-file ease up in the last few years under Trump/Q-Team? I don't know, or care, because he'd burned himself out for me by Clinton's second term. It had became blatantly obvious he was a kayfabe-pusher, like watching the various critters today stuff their pages full of drivel about AOC.

They are "touts" selling the game.

Blogger MrNiceguy February 18, 2021 12:10 PM  

Regarding Rush's faith, his brother David has written a couple of books about the Bible. In the post-release publicity flood, I heard David do an interview on one of the podcasts in my feed. He mentioned his famous brother and indirectly confirmed that Rush is a fellow Christian.

While only God knows the true state of his soul, I have hope of seeing him in Heaven.

Blogger RandyB February 18, 2021 12:15 PM  

Shut up, BezzleBub.

Blogger Bezzle February 18, 2021 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Conservative today writes: "...Rush Limbaugh passed. Obviously he did great good for the cause, and supported our favorite God Emperor from the start when others would not. And yet, I believe somebody told him things he could say and some he couldn’t, which is very puzzling, given how big he appeared. Figuring that out probably would reveal something interesting about our system if fully fleshed out. Regardless, I have no doubt it doesn’t end here....

It shouldn't be puzzling. Take the ticket, and you're made "big". Refuse, and you remain a palooka in nowheresville. This is nothing new, and those in the fever-swamps of punditry know it even better than musicians selling their souls to the devil at the crossroads.

Blogger Jack Amok February 18, 2021 1:16 PM  

Wall-o-text harder, Beezle.

Blogger Chuck February 18, 2021 6:35 PM  

I cried when I heard and I knew it was coming. I listened to him for over thirty years. Pretty much all of my adult life and half of his. I didn't weep for him as much as for myself. All things come to an end, and I've always been way to his right, but he was the best guy to listen to because of how excellent at what he did. The quality of the product he created will likely never be equaled.

Blogger LR February 19, 2021 12:18 AM  

https://lilarajivaDOTcom/2021/02/18/greatest-radio-voice-in-american-history-goes-silent/

Blogger xevious2030 February 19, 2021 8:17 AM  

RIP Rush. Please thank God fir the lend, as you helped start the process in a way few would.

Blogger ADU February 19, 2021 11:28 AM  

http://relevanceandsignificance.blogspot.com/2021/02/problems-of-rush-limbaugh-delusions-of.html

Blogger A.D. February 19, 2021 2:13 PM  

I've never listened to him. Clearly he was phenomenal at making himself filthy rich. Was he also a True, sincere, decent, moral, legitimate (Paleo)Conservative? I hope he wasn't a fraud.

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