These observations were set down on June 15, 1996, and are obviously somewhat dated, but their reality lives on. Rush no longer takes very many calls, but he still reads many of his own ads. Apparently I was dead wrong, thinking that a talk show depends on phone calls from listeners, but the attitudes expressed on his show have changed neither jot nor tittle.
The President who referred to 'Hate Radio" is no longer president, but he still does much good work in the public arena, which is not likely to be the case for our immediate past president.
WHY STRIP, RUSH?
Whether you believe that God created man in his present form on the fifth day, or through millions of years (of time as measured by puny man), have you ever wondered why that loving, omnipotent God would give to man a nose which would require a spring-loaded bandaid in order to "breath right"?
BECAUSE RUSH TOLD ME TO,
Tomorrow I will check the grocery shelves for Laredo & Leftie's Salsa. Do you suppose I'll find that it's made in New York City?
AS THE PILOT OF OUR DESTINY,
Rush claims he "single-handedly" got for his followers the congress
they deserved. If they also get the president they deserve, what can
be done about those of us who do not deserve this kind of treatment?
I HAVE NOTICED
Rush always has to tell his listeners when he is joking but they also have to tell him when they are joking. Sophisticated humor is wasted on dittoheads, they just don't seem to get it.
FOR SOME TIME, NOW,
Rush has opened his program with praise for his new computer, which is "state of the art" (this week). Since computers have become a public necessity, the industry has grown by leaps and bounds, and electronic products have become very reasonable in price. Electric automobiles, however, will never be of any use to the public, and their excessive price can never be justified, according to Mr. Limbaugh. If you didn't hear it, you certainly should have heard the dressing down that he gave the poor woman who has an electric car, and finds it to be very practical and desireable. There's nothing to be gained by disagreeing with Rush.
OFTEN WHEN RUSH ANSWERS HIS PHONE
He hears "Gosh Rush, thank you for taking my call. I've been waiting an hour and a half to talk to you. It's quite an honor to be able to talk to you." Rush usually answers with a modest "my pleasure" (I have never heard him say "you idiot, if you didn't call, I wouldn't have a job"). The caller will often go on to say that "the reason that all these liberal wackos get voted into office is that those of us who are hardworking citizens don't have time to go to the polls, we're too busy. The only ones who find the time to vote are the good for nothing deadbeats who live off the government". That's when I crack up, and Rush expresses gentle agreement with the caller, and goes on to his next carefully screened call. Anyone who calls Limbaugh, but is too busy to vote, leads a poorly organized life.
HAVE YOU NOTICED
That the same dittoheads who bemoan the dumbing down of America, condemn the public school systems, and cry about our kids' lack of knowledge and their increasing stupidity, claim that increasing numbers of young people are attracted to Rush, Newtie, and the "conservative" views of the Republicans?
WHAT DO DITTOHEADS THINK
When Rush raves on and on about the FBI's finding a copy of Algore's
book in The Unibomber's cabin, but was loudly insisting after the
Oklahoma Federal Building bombing that there is no way that people
could be inspired to violence by reading or listening to Rush Limbaugh
(or as pronounced by The President, hate radio)?