Tag: Rush Limbaugh

Officials: Rush Limbaugh Taken To Hospital with Chest Pains

From WTAE Pittsburgh:

Conservative radio talk host Rush Limbaugh was taken to a Honolulu hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pains, officials said.

Paramedics responded to the call at 2:41 p.m. at the Kahala Hotel and Resort, Honolulu television station KITV reported.

Paramedics treated him and took him to Queen’s Medical Center where he is in serious condition. Queens spokeswoman N. Makana Shook said the hospital is unable to comment on the report.

Read more here.

Whither the Right Wing Sanctimony When Rush Limbaugh Calls a U.S. Senator a Prostitute?

From the November 23 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Where is the sanctimony from the right wing when Rush Limbaugh calls U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu a prostitute? Where is the outrage? Where are the calls for Limbaugh to be fired? Where are the calls for consumers to boycott Limbaugh’s sponsors?

Why the deafening silence from the right?

Related: Why is the Right Silent when Glenn Beck Calls a U.S. Senator a Prostitute?

Yes, it is significant that Glenn Beck beat Rush Limbaugh to the septic tank. Rush is number two — pun intended.

Limbaugh to be Dropped from St. Louis Rams Bid

From ESPN:

Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources.

Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said.

Three-quarters of the league’s 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay predicted that Limbaugh’s potential bid would be met by significant opposition. Several players have also voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh’s potential ownership position, and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, who is black, urged players to speak out against Limbaugh’s bid.

Ultimately, the sources said, Checketts must reconfigure his group and find another investor to make his bid more viable.

Read more here.

Oh. And, "Ha. Ha."

(Tip of the hat to Raine Koch on Facebook for this.)

So All Conservatives Do NOT Worship Rush Limbaugh

This is a new blog, and I’m hesitant to even link to them, however, I was intrigued by this headline on a purportedly conservative blog:

Rush Limbaugh Does Not Speak For Conservatives

Yup.  That’s what it says.  Rush Limbaugh does not speak for conservatives.

Don’t know who these people are, and I’m skeptical at this point, but I’m intrigued by this inaugural post (not really inaugural.  I guess this is the second post on the blog.)

Fear Of A Black President: Conservative Media Drum Up Racial Fear

The conservative media, driven by “Movement Conservatives,” are falling all over themselves, wrapped in a Confederate Flag of white fear.

President Barack Obama is black, and it’s only beginning to sink in with Movement Conservatives.

What is a Movement Conservative?  This from Sourcewatch:

Movement Conservatism is a self-serving and socially malevolent cabal of mega-corporations, right-wing think tanks in Washington, their archconservative foundation benefactors, and an intricate nationwide network of linkages in the communications media, religion, higher education, and law. It has been called the “conservative labyrinth,” and common to all its elements is a theology of “free markets,” an ideology coming to full bloom in the Administration of George W. Bush. Today, the G.O.P. seeks to impose it at every turn.

America has a black president.   America could have a black president for eight solid years.  Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, Lou Dobbs, G. Gordon Liddy, and Glenn Beck are terrified.

All they can do is fan the flames of racism, white fear.

And it turns out Barack Obama is basically just a moderate-to-slightly-liberal politician.

Enjoy the video above, courtesy of Media Matters for America.

Rush Limbaugh Wants America to Fail

Flaming Comedian Rush Limbaugh

Comedian Rish Limbaugh wants America to fail.

Even before President Barack Obama (love the sound of that) took office, Limbaugh was hoping for his failure.  According to Faiz Shakir at Think Progress, last Friday, Limbaugh told his radio audience, ““I disagree fervently with the people on our [Republican] side of the aisle who have caved and who say, ‘Well, I hope he succeeds.’”

According to Shakir, Limbaugh said he was asked by a “major American print publication” to offer a 400-word statement explaining his “hope for the Obama presidency.”  His response?

So I’m thinking of replying to the guy, “Okay, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.” (interruption) What are you laughing at? See, here’s the point. Everybody thinks it’s outrageous to say. Look, even my staff, “Oh, you can’t do that.” Why not? Why is it any different, what’s new, what is unfair about my saying I hope liberalism fails? Liberalism is our problem. Liberalism is what’s gotten us dangerously close to the precipice here. Why do I want more of it? I don’t care what the Drive-By story is. I would be honored if the Drive-By Media headlined me all day long: “Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails.” Somebody’s gotta say it.

Really, Rush?  As bad as things are now, you want the president to fail?

If this president fails, America fails.  There is no other alternative.  The country is in an almost unprecedented financial crisis, inches away from another Depression.  The only people not suffering are the filthy rich who lack empathy, like Limbaugh.

Over 500,000 people lost their jobs last week.  That’s right — 500,000 people lost their jobs last week.

There aren’t enough pain pills in the world for them, Rush, even if you donate some of your stash.

The majority of Americans get it — the time for screaming matches is over.  Limbaugh’s audience will fade.  People will see him for what he is: a comedian in search of an audience.  Barack Obama is not the polarizing figure Bill Clinton was at times.  President Obama is an honest, likeable guy.And he’s honest.

It’s going to be tough being Rush the next four years.  And it’s about time.