Rush wins childrens book author of the year

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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...wins-children-s-book-author-of-the-year-award

    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh won the "Author of the Year Award" at the Children's Choice Book Awards for his book Rush Revere and The Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans, in which Rush Revere and a talking horse named Liberty travel back in time to visit the pilgrims. Although the book has never been a critical favorite — one review accused it of "disdain for even the most rudimentary standards of storytelling" — it has been an enormous commercial success. Four finalists for the award were chosen because of their places on bestseller lists, and the winner was chosen by children's votes. In response to concerns about the list of finalists announced in March, the prize organizers — Children's Book Council and Every Child a Reader -– had released a delicately worded statement: This program has never been about CBC or ECAR endorsing finalists. It has always been about CBC and ECAR endorsing young readers and giving them a choice and a voice on a national scale." In accepting the honor, Limbaugh said, "I love America. I wish everybody did. I hope everybody will. It's one of the most fascinating stories in human history...and it's a delight and it's an opportunity to try to share that story with young people so they can grow and learn to love and appreciate the country in which they're growing up and will someday run and lead and inherit."
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    I have read his 2 children's books and they are actually great factual books
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    Too bad his listeners don't read.
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    Also great for adults. At 224 pages, it is the longest book most of his listeners have ever read! :p
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    Rush:

    a sleazebag of epic proportions who is making millions off the ignorance and bitterness of his listeners.
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    Rush is great and spot on with his opinions.
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    river by all means try and find one inaccuracy in his books
    these are great teaching books for young kids and are factual and well written and well researched -but by all means do what most libs do
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    Found one!

    1. Includes time travel.

    ;)
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    hahahaha real reach benny -when you know he uses that to catch and keep the kids interest so they learn about our American hisory

    try again hoss
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    the liberal mindset never ceases to amaze me
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    Is there a chapter on avoiding the pitfalls of opiate addiction?
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    I've never read it and never will, just thought I would have a little bit of fun with the idea that a book whose entire plot apparently revolves around a time travelling horse is entirely factually accurate.
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    They're in chronological order.

    Maybe once we get about 200 years worth of childrens' books past the pilgrim one they can publish Rush Revere's British Cousin And His Grand Adventures With The East India Company And In The First Opium War.
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    I find it funny that someone thinks it's impressive that Rush wrote a book about well-known historical events and got most of it right.
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    well he has written 2 books and there will be more

    and 81-do not know if you have ever had a severe back injury but the pain is a killer and at the time he was prescribed oxy they had no idea of the addictive nature-he admitted his addiction and went to rehab-you want to attack his politics by all means have at it
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    I find it sad that libs can only fault the writer

    these books are educational tools and while our age group learned this stuff river-they do not teach it

    today

    but just to be clear- I knew full well what you libs would do and say when I posted the thread
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    I'll buy that the whole addiction story doesn't really matter, but that assertion right there is a load of bull.

    Oxycodone was first synthesized in 1916 and has been a schedule II drug (recognized as having a high potential for abuse, that abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence, but has an accepted medical purpose) since the 1960s.

    I'll give you a pass on a lot of things, but the claim that no one knew that opioid painkillers were addictive in the early 2000s is an absolute freaking joke.
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    Dont listen to Rush and haven't read anything by him, but funny to see a group collectively go so apeshit over anything he does, even if it's good, solely because he's of a different political persuasion. So much blatant hatred.
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    He is too smart not to know they were addictive.

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