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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    We don't get Rush Limbaugh on any of the stations here. I don't think there is enough of a market for him around these parts. But it would be interesting to see a map of Limbaugh's market areas. I think it would be quite telling.

    You guys can debate whether Rush is serious all you want. But in a city of two-million or better, even if just 3% or 4% of the inhabitants are political whackos, from one side or the other, that's still a LOT of people to advertise to. I suspect, in the rual areas, Limbaugh's marketshare increases somewhat.

    But in a midwestern city of less than a million, with a dozen other radio stations and TV channels, even if there are 5% whackos, that still isn't enough marketshare to justify the expense.

    It's all about the money. Rest assured, there will always be some blowhard mouthpiece to cater to the needs of those who need to be told what they want to hear. Rush does NOT have the monopoly on this. He just happens to blow the loudest.

    We used to have a really kooky guy to listen to, that was a rightwing whacko in a liberal sorta way, named "Mancow." I used to listen to him all morning. But some reason he went bye-bye. His show is no longer on our airwaves up here.

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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    I think Limbaugh is available everywhere in the US.

    Where in wisconsin are you? (approx if you don't mind or nearest big city).


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This sounds like me and every Irish person I know......



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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Those statments were over 10 years old when the addiction to pain killers happened.


    Do you hold Obama to this same tough standard in regards to his honesty?
    Does this mean that Limbaugh has not been ideologically consistent throughout his career?

    These quotes show something that is consistent about Limbaugh. He only cares about himself and those who validate him. He has no compassion and empathy for others. He is part of the "I got mine" culture.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    I don’t buy into the disease part of it. The first time you reach for a substance you are making a choice. Every time you go back, you are making a personal choice. I feel very strongly about that.’... What he’s saying is that if there’s a line of cocaine here, I have to make the choice to go down and sniff it….And his point is that we are rationalizing all this irresponsibility and all the choices people are making and we’re blaming not them, but society for it.
    This doesn't sound hypocritical to me from what Tucker's said, it seems right in line with what he's saying. He wasn't going "woe is me, society caused me to do this, a disease made me do it". He made a choice, a wrong one, and one that was a mistake, and owned up to it.

    That said, yes, he was a bit hypocritical. I find it rather hillarious though that Liberals seem to only rant, rave, and insult people over being hypocrites when its someone of the opposition. As rev pointed out, and I agree here, if Obama starts talking about drug use being bad will we have calls from the left of "Oh yeah, listen to that former coke-fiend lecturing about drugs". I'm going to guess no. But they'll sing it to the skies about Rush.

    He has a principled view on drugs, he made a poor personal choice, he's owned up to that choice and doesn't shift the blame onto society or his upbringing, and he specifically tells people he was wrong and not to look at him as a role model.

    Maybe I'm weird, but I'd rather that than someone who purposefully didn't want to have any principles because they're scared to death they may not live up to them.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Does this mean that Limbaugh has not been ideologically consistent throughout his career?
    I think as Ideologically as consistant as most people yes.


    These quotes show something that is consistent about Limbaugh. He only cares about himself and those who validate him. He has no compassion and empathy for others. He is part of the "I got mine" culture.

    By this logic, there is no way for you to argue that Obama is not a racist, since he could no more disown one than he could his racist granmother who is like all those racist whiteys.....



    In fact you are showing yourself to be less "idealogically consistant" than anything Rush has shown.


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Those statments were over 10 years old when the addiction to pain killers happened.


    Do you hold Obama to this same tough standard in regards to his honesty?
    After the 2006 election:

    I feel liberated, and I'm going to tell you as plainly as I can why. I no longer am going to have to carry the water for people who I don't think deserve having their water carried. Now, you might say, "Well, why have you been doing it?" Because the stakes are high. Even though the Republican Party let us down, to me they represent a far better future for my beliefs and therefore the country's than the Democrat Party and liberalism does.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    How is that even relevant IT?


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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    We don't get Rush Limbaugh on any of the stations here. I don't think there is enough of a market for him around these parts. But it would be interesting to see a map of Limbaugh's market areas. I think it would be quite telling.

    You guys can debate whether Rush is serious all you want. But in a city of two-million or better, even if just 3% or 4% of the inhabitants are political whackos, from one side or the other, that's still a LOT of people to advertise to. I suspect, in the rual areas, Limbaugh's marketshare increases somewhat.

    But in a midwestern city of less than a million, with a dozen other radio stations and TV channels, even if there are 5% whackos, that still isn't enough marketshare to justify the expense.

    It's all about the money. Rest assured, there will always be some blowhard mouthpiece to cater to the needs of those who need to be told what they want to hear. Rush does NOT have the monopoly on this. He just happens to blow the loudest.

    We used to have a really kooky guy to listen to, that was a rightwing whacko in a liberal sorta way, named "Mancow." I used to listen to him all morning. But some reason he went bye-bye. His show is no longer on our airwaves up here.
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    Re: Is rush limbaugh serious?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Does this mean that Limbaugh has not been ideologically consistent throughout his career?

    These quotes show something that is consistent about Limbaugh. He only cares about himself and those who validate him. He has no compassion and empathy for others. He is part of the "I got mine" culture.
    I don't think a man that does as much charity as him simply has no compassion or empathy for others. I think you're right to a point though. He has little to no empathy for people who have the ability but not the drive to help themselves. He has a principled belief that those who are able to help themselves should be encouraged and given the oppertunity to do so, but that helping such people who refuse to help themselves only enables laziness, apathy, and underachievement.

    Now, you may disagree with that principled view, and I can understand disagreeing with it. But that is NOT the same as having 0 empathy or compassion for anyone. Rush has demonstrated repeatedly that he DOES empathize and have compassion for those that can not help themselves, for example people stricken with serious illnesses.
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