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Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by gatordowneast, Aug 24, 2013.
Yep. A reduction from $350 M for 10 years to $150 M for 3 years. Do that math.
I for one am certainly glad we have Rush. My kids grew up listening to Rush when their mom picked them up from kindergarten and nursery school. They got a good dose of Classic Rock and Rush. Rush and Roll. They turned out to be damn good kids. Both have done well.
Actually I use to hate Rush. It was because I never listened to him and was going by 2nd hand opinions of his show and what the critics said about him. I started listening to him 2 years ago and was amazed at how honest, accurate, and rational his show was. I have never listened to his show and said to myself he was wrong on something. I honestly think that if I could get my liberal mom to listen to his show for one week, she would actually have a different opinion of Obama and Dems. His Limbaugh theorem on Obama is so accurate. Obama has painted himself as the perennial crusader in which none of his failed policies or actions stick to him.
It is the absolutist ranting that I am talking about. Just like Olbermann on NBC. There are plenty of humble people on radio and TV, but I'm not going to include either of these guys on the list. You are free to disagree.
I seem to be falling that path with my daughter. When ever we get young interns in our office, I will take them out in the field and subject them to Rush. I have yet to come across any of them that weren't converted. Some of them come in with that college liberal mindset and by the time they finish their internship, they are actually thinking on their own and doing their research when they hear something in the news. I would like to think I'm helping this Country a little by educating the low information and access Hollywood voters.
While you might not claim to be liberal my original comments about "emotions" appear to be spot on...
But hey satire is absolute and Limbaugh truly believes he is better than others... :roll:
You are doing your part! One by one, we have to innoculate from them liberalism prior to college or "re-educate" them after. If they go too long without re-education, they will receive mail and email from Demos teaching them how to sign up for government programs and once that starts...put a fork in em. They are done.
Maybe your comments were spot on. I wouldn't know. But while I never said that Limbaugh believes that he is better than others, I do think it is strange that this thread even exists. Why is he spending time talking about the left wanting to get rid of him and him getting this new contract anyway? That is certainly not something we would see from Tim Russert or Bill Moyers.
But again, I welcome your own opinions. Unlike the vibe that I am getting from you, who clearly knows that I am just some pile of biased liberal emotions.
That's all you've got? Wow! Maybe it is a reduced contract. But then again, maybe it's a big, big increase and he doesn't want 0bama and his socialist vultures, the IRS, hovering around. One thing is certain . . . . he's doiing a lot better than Air America.
I wish I could say the same about O-zero.
He is an entertainer and self promoter. It is part of his schtick. Those that don't want to listen to him...plenty of other music, sports and even liberal talk radio options...oh wait...scratch the last part.:wink:
The thread exists because Limbaugh made an example of obamacare using satire as usual. And it appears you took it as literal (well i am actually guessing it was more your predisposed opinion of him along with the satire from the article) causing us to get on the side issue of being humble.
I too welcome your opinion and just trying to explain why I think it is wrong in this case.
No I definitely agree with you and downeast that this is his schtick, and I very much see the satire in the "doctor of democracy" moniker. (in fact, my original post was somewhat joking). But without joking, his schtick is similar to Hannity's or O'Reilly's or Olbermann's, in my view. Not all of their on air persona traits are like those of their home personas, I am sure. But there is a reason why these guys' on air personas exist in these forms. I haven't really watched much of him say with certainty, but I think that Mike Huckabee might be an example of conservative entertainer without these traits. He has a clear view, and he is backed by the bible. Yet, his sctick doesn't include the same sort of "I'm the one who knows the truth!" vibe.
Also, you were part right about my bias - at least effectively right. I don't like the three arrogant TV personas that I mentioned above. (Though you should note that Olbermann is a liberal) And you would say that I would assume that they are arrogant because I don't like them. Of course, I would counter that perhaps I don't like them because they are arrogant.
Rade, not all conservatives like all conservative talk show hosts. While I like Rush and will listen to him if I'm driving, I can only take Hannity in very small doses and will watch O'Reilly's monologue but nothing else, and can only take Coulter for a sound bite. Huckabee, while I admire his positions, does nothing for me and I never watch. While in New England, I will sometimes listen to Howie Carr, out of Boston. He's pretty good and tackles local subjects in that area of the country but libbies would not like Howie at all!
Having someone watch the news and put their own slant to it and thinking we are getting the same news when we listen to it second hand from them, just isn't my thing.
Rush or Olberman, don't care. I follow the real news, form my own opinion without having to wait on someone else to do it for me.
So far I haven't gone down the path of least common sense as many of the political stands we hear from radio and tv just don't work in real life.
I thought I wrote this...