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Opinions[edit]

This article has some opinions, but it is better than the Ann Coulter article. HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 15:38, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

recovering drug addict[edit]

Does Rush describe himself as a "recovering drug addict"? HeartGoldSwarm like a hive 23:18, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

Don't know, don't care - but he was hooked on painkillers. Now he's recovered from it. Res ipso loquitor. PFoster 23:19, 21 July 2007 (CDT)

links versus footnotes[edit]

I will try to merge these. Most of the "links" at the bottom are really footnotes to topics in the article. humanUser talk:Human 23:31, 10 February 2008 (EST)

2 = 3?[edit]

"two prominent Republicans (Eric Cantor and Michael Steele) to apologize for saying they thought his comments were unacceptable[11]. All three promptly apologized"

Were there three, or should that say "both"? ħumanUser talk:Human 17:10, 4 March 2009 (EST)


The Rush Limbaugh Song[edit]

For those Thom Hartmann fans, here is a link to his famous Rush Limbaugh song.The Goonie 1 (talk) 18:50, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! I've never heard the whole thing, just snippets next to commercial breaks... ħumanUser talk:Human 22:21, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Can anyone say Godwin's? Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 22:26, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
It occurred to me, but to lose on a Godwin you have to be the first to make the Hitler/Nazi accusation. Since this is composed of Rush's own words, he obviously was the first to throw that particular stone. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:02, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
The phrase "taken out of context" would be a vast understatement here. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 23:16, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
It's the ultimate in quote mining, yes. Although, since the result is both funny and true... ħumanUser talk:Human 23:32, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
ListenerX, while what you say is valid, you must remember, this video is is a hilarious parody, and nothing more. All it does is say what we are all thinking. If there is typos in this post, please excuse my drunken self.The Goonie 1

"It"[edit]

I love RW's snark, and I think Rush Limbaugh is a pile of shit, but the use of "it" instead of "he" makes this article harder to read than it ought to be. Just my 2 cents. Apokalyps2547 (talk) 21:07, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

Shrug. Don't like it, change it. Тyrannis 21:55, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, we're not married to it. Change it if you want.--ADtalkModerator 22:59, 3 March 2012 (UTC)
I'm seconding the "it" not cause it's mean or anything, just confusing. I was reading a section on a caller, the show, and "it", and had no reference for what the "it" is. Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 20:07, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Also, there are many places where editors (such as myself) didn't realize what was going on and put "he". There's an inconsistency. -- Seth Peck (talk) 20:11, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
It took myself a while to realize what's going on with the "it" thing but after a good laugh I didn't find the article too hard to read because of it (no pun intended). I say keep the "it" and instead remove all "he" to avoid inconsistency. Hilavitkutin (talk) 17:42, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

big advertisers like toyota pulling out from all Premier shows[edit]

is pretty good stuff. but I'm not sure where to put it on the article.Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 16:24, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Even some of the public service announcement folks, the free ads, are trying to get them pulled [1]. steriletalk 17:07, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

The Sandra Fluke thing[edit]

The current description of the incident reinforces the fallacy that RL's specific wording was the problem, not the notion behind it. I suggest expanding the text to explain the controversy. At the very least, it should be re-ordered, explaining who Sandra Fluke is and then describing RL's reaction. A big fat quote will be good, too.--ZooGuard (talk) 18:35, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Even though she was just a private citizen two weeks ago, the details here now are almost worthy of her own article. -- Seth Peck (talk) 18:11, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
I dont' really think she should have her own article, she's not more or less than the rest of us with something to say. But I do think the entire BC incident, from the FIVE OLD MEN talking about the importance of religion over birth control, the way congress blocked Fluke's testimony, and the various levels of outcry. Including discussions of what Obama's bill originally said, how he changed it to "give in" to them, and how they are STILL whining after he said "ok, fine, you don't have to pay". (he's a clever man, by the way). Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 18:27, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
You gotta admire his knowledge of game theory, or whomever might be advising him on such things if that's the case. -- Seth Peck (talk) 18:28, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Yep. in this particular case, he let them scream and while that COST was teh issue, so then he said "ok, I won't make you pay, but i'll mandate the insurance co's provide it for free". They whined and moaned, but not one legal issue can be made. How are your religious rights even approached, much less violated when now, you don't even have to pay. They spit and spin, he laughs. He did something similar (is doing) with DADT, and DOMA by saying "go fluff up all you want, and we'll work a back door". he seems to throw out scraps of meat for the dogs, then quietly do what is right (or what he wants to do) while the whole world is distracted. clearly, not always for our bennie, but mostly for it. Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 18:33, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
An article on the Blunt Amendment? Including also the whole "emplyees are slaves" thing?--ZooGuard (talk) 18:40, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Excellent! I was wondering what to title the vague thing forming in my head. what is this "employees are slaves". Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 18:45, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
The original protest was that "forcing" the employers to provide coverage for contraception infringes their religious freedom. Then Obama for once pulled a compromise that actually worked and should have satisfied both sides, but that wasn't enough - apparently, employing someone means that you should be able to control their life choices. The underpinning logic does sound suspiciously like "if I employ you, I own you". :)
It would be nice to have an article about the Blunt, because a lot of right-wingers people seem to be missing the details, including some alleged skeptics. See the thread(s) on the JREF forum for example (Teflon suit recommended).--ZooGuard (talk) 20:02, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
There is an article on the Blunt amendment started, with my sarcastic petty humor. That said, I'd love us to develop it. What I always want to scream about this is "You are being regulated as an EMPLOYEER. Don't like it, don't employ people. But "religious exemption" would not work for not paying someone, not paying someone on time, not paying their employment taxes, not paying them for overtime, not giving them breaks, not giving them time off for sick children, not giving them leave for jury duty, etc. These are all laws we have in place to protect emploees. you don't get to ignore them because you are "religious" so why should you get to ingore others? it's clearly not about what they CLAIM it is about.Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 20:17, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

One thing that a lot of people have missed[edit]

Not only were his remarks sexist, they demonstrated he didn't even understand how the birth control pill works. He didn't say it directly, but his logic, in part, seemed to be "you take the pill every time you have sex." Uh... no. Birth control pills are a daily thing. (Well, at least some require a week off every month or something.) In other words, Rush, they're scheduled, like your Oxycontins, not just at playtime, like your Viagra. MDB (talk) 18:47, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I thought so too, but he actually doesn't say that. What he said was: 1000 dollars a year for birth control? I had one of my aids (i don't do this sort of thing you know) go to the store and price out condoms. That cost would have covered enough condoms for 5 sexual encounters per day per year. (give or take a word - by the way, including the 'i don't do this sort of thing, he actually said that on air. he's above research). — Unsigned, by: WaitingforGodot / talk / contribs
To quote Comic Book Guy "For some of us, this this means significantly less sex. For others, significantly more." -- Seth Peck (talk) 19:04, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes, this is one of the things I meant with my comment above. I suggest instead of re-telling RL's words simply to cquote the transcript of that segment and point out the fallacies. The one I've seen is no longer than a paragraph.--ZooGuard (talk) 19:57, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

5 minutes of dead air[edit]

They didn't even play muzak over it? Doesn't that violate some FCC code? At my old college station, you were allowed 5 seconds of dead air max. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 17:50, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

I don't think so. Dead air is usually only a problem when it comes to rebroadcast (e.g., dead signal, failing to play an ad, etc) because of the contracts content providers have with content distributors. From a "let's be professional" standpoint, it's pretty bad for radio personalities...even in non-broadcast entities, like call centers, they have training programs which specifically address it (as it can create bad experiences). Furthermore, some stations go "off the air" during graveyard hours, which is the equivalent of dead air. Otherwise, every time a smaller rural station had a technical issue they'd have to pay a fine. I think the only difference would be that if a station was unable to rebroadcast an EAS broadcast, they would probably be found in violation. -- Seth Peck (talk) 17:56, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
When I was in college, a friend of mine who was a broadcasting major demonstrated to a group of us why "dead air" is so bad. (I think it was done for him by a professor.) He just asked us all to be completely quiet for fifteen seconds. Fifteen seconds doesn't sound long... until you just set there in dead silence. I can understand why a radio station would be so paranoid about it. MDB (talk) 18:18, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
It's kind of the "deer in headlights" equivalent for radio. -- Seth Peck (talk) 18:20, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Well, it's also something of a "oh, did they die?" sensation for the listeners. a perfect time to wander to another station!--Pink mowse.pngGodotoi, putain, genial, merci 18:21, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
IIRC, WKRP in Cincinnati had an episode where the titular station went to dead air. The program director, generally the most responsible person there, was in an absolute panic. (I think it's the "phone cops" episode. Not quite as good as the legendary "Turkey Drop" episode, but one of the better ones.) MDB (talk) 18:44, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

New developments[edit]

NOt sure where this goes, if it even goes here. But I think it's pretty much a direct backlash. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/03/20/fcc-decision-strikes-critical-blow-to-right-wing-radio-dominance/Pink mowse.pngGodot What do cats dream about? 20:36, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Equally relevant. -- Seth Peck (talk) 20:48, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

Trip to the Dominican Republic[edit]

The same information and source link appear in two locations: Under Sandra Fluke/Backtalk and again under Other Notable Controversies. Should these perhaps be consolidated into one section? I'd suggest putting it all under "Other Notable Controversies," since the Viagra incident happened years before—though a snide comment on how it affects on his authority to comment on family values or sexual behavior might be apropos... Heywood (talk) 13:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Ok. Тypassive-aggressive sigs are the best sigs 13:59, 23 July 2012 (UTC)