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Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 4:19 am

Rush Limbaugh announced today that he will be totally deaf within one month.

No word on whether the show will continue.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 5:18 am

Wow!
Just read the announcement on rushlimbaugh.com

I had intended to start today's program telling you what I'm about to tell you. The outbreak of our attack on Osama bin Laden made it necessary to deal with that and bring everybody up to speed first on that, and to place that in perspective. But I have, throughout my career - at least as far as this program is concerned, now into its 14th year - have been as up front and candid with all of you, first, as possible. This as opposed to, say, calling a press conference to announce something or doing it in some other way.

The relationship that I have always enjoyed with you is one I consider to be familial. I see evidence of it each and every time I venture out in public, and I've been overawed by that. I will never take it for granted. And around Christmastime and Thanksgiving time, I always try to make an effort to express my gratitude and thanks for how much your support has meant. Because so many people have told me over the course of the years how much this show has meant to them, because, when it started, there was nothing like it in the national media.

There were all sorts of liberal talk shows, both TV and radio, but they were at night, and the people who think as you and I do had to endure being laughed at and made fun of and impugned on a daily basis. And finally, here came a guy, Rush Limbaugh, who didn't tell you what to think but simply reflected what you already thought, what you already believed. He validated what you already thought and believed.

That made you feel confident, and you relished the fact that the show was there, and you made no bones about expressing that. There was never any market research. We didn't survey the market before the program started and say, "What's missing out there," and try to fill the void, and then come up with decisions. "Hey, there's no conservatism in national radio. Let's go do that."

That's not at all what happened. We just decided to try something, based on a passion, and do it - and the passion to do it continues. That's the first thing that I want you to understand. The passion to get up every day - I talked a moment ago about pursuing happiness, and how I was going to be mentioning this a lot in the coming days and weeks. Well, I've been doing a lot of soul-searching this past summer because of some things that have happened to me, that have caused me to redefine what's meaningful and what is happy and important and what's not.



Simply put, I noticed on the 29th of May - I'll never forget the date - that I could not hear anything in my left ear. So I went to the doctor. They assumed it was earwax, (as they always do; I'm 50 years old) and took my oral history and found out that there's some genetic hearing loss in my family, and immediately chalked it up to that. The bottom line is, from May 29th up until about, I'd say, ten days ago, I lost hearing every five days, to the point, ladies and gentlemen, I'm now totally deaf in my left ear.

I cannot hear a thing in my left ear. Hearing aids, the most powerful made, mean nothing. I have the ability to recognize sound but not identify it in my right ear. I cannot communicate with people. I can occasionally talk to people in person one on one if their voice frequency happens to fit the range that I can still hear, but I cannot hear radio; I cannot hear television; I cannot hear music. I am, for all practical purposes, deaf - and it's happened in three months.

I have been to what I learned were the finest doctors and clinics throughout the country, focusing on one, and every effort has been made to stabilize the loss, with the hope of restoring it. No success has been reported, in either stabilizing it or ... restoring it. Now, all during this summer, the loss, even though rapid - by the middle of July, for example, I was told that from the end of May to the middle of July I had lost what the average person loses in 15 years, in terms of hearing. Hearing aids are of such improved quality today that they accommodated the loss.

My hearing wasn't normal, but I could function. I could have one-on-one conversations. I could do everything but listen to music. Music was just a mass of noise. I was unable to hear it. I still don't know music. I haven't been able to recognize a song I'm hearing since the middle of July. I have been able, though, to get powerful enough hearing aids to where I can communicate one on one with people and, up until about ten days ago, was able to listen to things on radio and TV.

But I can no longer do that, and the odds are that within another month or so, if the pattern keeps up, I will be entirely deaf - 100% - and at that point, a decision has to be made as to what to do about it, because my desire is to continue doing this, and there are an infinite number of ways of continuing. I mean, I'm doing this program today, ladies and gentlemen, in effect, total deafness. I have taken two phone calls today, and have not heard a word any of the callers said to me.


I'm not going to explain to you how we're doing this. Put two and two together, if you wish, but as long as the passion exists to do it, then we'll find a way. I'm at that point now. This is where I am. What do I do about it? Now, I've been luckier than most people will ever be in life. I can retire if I wanted to and not suffer. I don't have a worry in the world when it comes to finances. That's how fortunate I've been, and as such, I have options.

That's, again, getting back to what I was referring to earlier when I talked about all the options that we as a free people have. I can still, even with this, get up, and if I want to, with the help of other people, come in here and do this radio program. I can do this radio program every day without taking a phone call, if I have to - and in my mind, still out rate 99% of the people who do it.

Or, if I want to take phone calls, we'll find a way to do that. In fact, we already have. That's what I was doing all last week was rehearsing ways in which to conduct this program in a way that would allow me to perform in such a way that it would meet and hopefully continue to surpass the expectations that you have.

So that's my challenge. How to structure this in such a way as to continue to be able to do it at the highest levels - my desire, my expectations, and yours - without dwelling on the loss. It's happened, and...there are things that are being done. You would not believe the medication that is flowing through me in an attempt to reverse this. There is a theory as to what's happening, but I'm going to keep that to myself. It is not genetic. There's something more going on than that. I have been through every conceivable medical test and exam this summer you can imagine.

All those times that you thought I was on vacation or playing golf, I've been in an MRI machine or getting blood drawn, or on a stress EKG machine or at a cardiologist - wherever - hearing aid doctor, the hearing doctor, where have you. The only thing that is really going to change is that I may have to be absent a day here and a day there, more so than I would like, just in order to see the doctors.



Now, if it eventuates that the medication that is literally - I mean, I'm popping pills [and] I'm shooting up stuff. I've never done stuff like this before. If this stuff doesn't work, then there is one other option that is relatively new, but it's not something that has been done enough to where a pattern has been established to say that it's acceptable. There's always the last resort - the cochlear implant. It's the last thing they do, because it's irreversible. Once you do that, you're finished, and if it doesn't work, then nothing they can do to go back and put you back the way you were.

So you must wait until you are entirely deaf for approval for this. I mean, the FDA even gets involved in this, because it's surgery which involves the brain. I have not yet spoken to people who have received cochlear implants, but I've talked to a number of doctors who say that it would be an improvement over the situation I'm in now. To describe for you the way I hear things now, I understand what I'm saying -, but I think it's more because I know what I'm going to say, rather than I'm actually hearing it.

I feel it. I feel the vocal vibrations in my skull, but in terms of actually hearing what I say, I don't really know if I am or not. Other people, depending on their voice range, if they're loud and speak slowly enough and are close enough to me, then I can hear them, but this is relatively new. The past ten days, it's been this case. Ten days ago [and] two weeks ago, I was able to conduct a normal conversation, just a couple of times, "Say that again, please?" But now it's deteriorated to the point that, for all clinical, practical purposes, if I take the right-side hearing aid out, I do not hear a single thing - zip, zero, nada.

I don't hear smoke alarms, and you know how loud they are. I've tested the loudest things that I could find to see if I hear them, and I don't. Now, I do hear certain sound frequencies. I hear myself walking on a concrete floor. I hear the toilet handle flush now and then. But when it comes to the human voice, I hear not enough to have any kind of a productive conversation with anybody. That doesn't mean that I cannot continue to do what I love doing here. It's just a matter of finding out how and the best way to do it.



Now, one other thing here before I go to commercial break. I know a lot of you are sending e-mails about my voice, and I know that a good percentage of them are what I call seminar e-mails because you are so far off track, you've got to be making it up. Somebody's got to be telling you what to say. "Rush, I hadn't listened to you for four months, and all of a sudden, you sound like you're Bill Buckley all the time." Or "Rush, I haven't heard you in six months, and you sound very pompous."

That's just flat-out BS, but there are some people who are writing who are saying your voice pitch is lower, or you sound like you're speaking slower than normal, what have you. My friends, it could well be that my voice is changing. I don't know. I cannot hear myself well enough to know. As far as I'm concerned, my voice is as normal as it's ever been. My energy level is as normal as it's ever been. And when we were in rehearsals last week out in Los Angeles, we discovered, in fact, that some of the people in the rehearsal were also concerned about the voice quality, and they were stunned as how normal I sounded last week.

So we're looking at technical things. Is there something in our technical circuitry, in the connections from here to New York, to wherever our signal goes to get the program to you that's causing some of these fluctuations to take place, in addition to whatever may be happening with my voice? But as far as today is concerned, everybody that's surrounding me tells me I sound as normal as I always have when they're in the room with me, that there's no change whatsoever today.

We have made some technological changes, because people have been complaining about the lower octave, so I think we've made some minor changes to raise the pitch of the voice electronically today as were trying to figure out what's going on but as far as I'm concerned there's no change, it's very frustrating my voice is my voice and I'm not trying to change it in any way, shape, manner, or form. Got to take a break here because of the length of time in the opening segment. We'll be back and continue in a moment.


I think the guy is a wacko, but that is harsh. Reminds me of Julie Andrews losing her voice and the drummer in Def Leppard losing his arm.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:51 am

Wow, how sad. He just signed a new $XXX million dollar contract too..
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:56 am

Why can't he go mute?
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 8:48 am

God is in his Heaven and all is right with the world.

I could not have asked for a better Birthday gift, thank you genetics!
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 10:20 am

As if he always heard the garbage he spwed out anyway.
It's too bad that he will lose his hearing. He may become a liberal now that he is a handicap. I am sure he wishes he can eat his words after all of the anti-everything including those with disabilities.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 10:57 am

Nuts and realhigh, both of you are assholes of the worst kind. How would you feel if you lost your hearing and some small, petty people made comments saying they were glad you were suffering. I will not wish any health problems on you but if it ever happens, I hope people say the same thing to both of you.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 11:50 am

No matter what I personally think of Rush or his views, I wouldn't wish this on anyone. I'm partially deaf in my left ear, and I don't have unbelievable hearing in my right ear, so that hits close to home.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 11:57 am

i've never heard his stuff, i may or may not have agreed with him, but it is a shame for that to happen. Many people know his name and can relate it to radio or politics.

 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:03 pm

Count another asshole here B757300. Although I'm not gloating over the fact that Limbow is going deaf (he says) I hope that it gets that bombastic, self serving, peon off the air.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:07 pm

I never said that I was happy about Rush's hearing loss. I actually feel bad about that.
He just said a lot of awful things about people who are disabled. I don't want to get in to politics anyway.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:18 pm

This is devastating! How sad... I'm still in shock, I can't believe I am reading this.  Sad

And to you SICK people who would gloat over this happening to ANYONE... I don't know what to say to you-- you have stooped very low this time.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:24 pm

N400QX, I agree.
I think it is awful for people the gloat over someone losing there hearing.
Even if Rush himself gloated over other peoples misfortune.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:27 pm

Forgive me for asking, but who is Rush Limbaugh?  Confused  Laugh out loud

I've never heard of him!

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:37 pm

My money says he'll find a way to continue on regardless. I like his program and share many of his views even though I often disagree with his global capitalism/free-trade uber alles dogma. He nonetheless provides much needed balance to the mainstream media. As he says: "I _am_ equal time".
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:37 pm

Oh, Aloha, how young you must be!!
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:40 pm

Rush Limbaugh-- the most listened to man in the world... radio talk show host that just recently signed a huge contract-- bigger than A-Rods. Great man.

I can't believe this! I just listened to his announcement online-- he sounds completely different!  Sad My prayers are with him and his doctors.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:16 pm

Hey, I'm not going to waste any tears over that shit-head. The less nuts in the media, the better! He can take Jerry Springer and Dr. Laura with him. You people act like he actually did something constructive with his life.

I don't wish any specific harm on him, but I assure you I will sleep like a baby tonight.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:23 pm

Adam, I have respectfully disagreed with you in the past, but I believe your position on this is reprehensible! He is NOT a nut, he HAS done constructive things in his life--- being the most listened to man in the world is one of them... just starting out as a DJ in small-market Kansas City.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:28 pm

You know what? Most of you guys are a bunch of "CLOSET CONSERVATIVES"!!!

Why do you listen to his shows if you don't like what you hear? I'll tell you why, it's because deep down inside you really do like Rush's message of positive moral virtues. You're just too embarassed to admit it to your friends and co-workers!

It's Okay, step out of the closet, you will find the world full of honest, morally, ethically minded people.

Rush, I hope you find the will and the way to stay on the air!
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:35 pm

Zach, I don't know how "constructive" he's been-he's been one of the leading causes there's such a public schism between left and right in this country. He blames the left for every woe ever to befall this country, and credits the right with every good thing that has ever befallen us as well, which, is, sorry to say, not exactly the truth. I don't like his arrogance. I'm not a fan of the man, by any stretch.

But having said that, I don't hate the guy, and I don't wish him any ill. And that's why I agree with you on this as far as some of the sentiments being reprehensible. It's one thing to dislike the man's views and/or how he presents them, it's quite another to link that dislike by showing even the remotest big of joy in the fate that has befallen him personally.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:37 pm

Rush, I hope you find the will and the way to stay on the air!

That shouldn't be hard!
He looks like he is inflated with helium! Big grin
I always wondered what held his fat-ass on the ground!

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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 1:47 pm

Zach, if I may interject, you are by far the WORST person on this forum to be talking about Rush. He is a God to you, scum to me. And I'll praise him in my own twisted little way, by laughing. Laughing like he did all those many times at the unfortunately, or the homosexuals, or the blacks, etc. etc.

Apparently there is justice in this world.

But in the spirit of it being my Birthday and all, I'll toast this once to his health. Not for his sake, but for yours.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:11 pm

None of you "Closet Conservatives", whoops, I mean "Flaming Liberals", has explained why you listen to Rush so much. Unless, of course, you really do like his message.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:14 pm

If you are talking to me, then all I can say is I don't even know what station he is on!
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:17 pm

Yessss you do, Adam!! One of the biggest conservative stations in the country!!

Seattle's own 570 KVI! Don't tell me you've never heard of it-- the folks on (liberal) 710 KIRO always make snide remarks about their counterparts over at KVI. Anyway.... (9-Noon, btw Adam... listen to him tomorrow! he sounds terrible  Sad )
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:29 pm

Believe it or not, I don't listen to much radio. Get all my news here! Big grin
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 2:41 pm

I do agree with one thing you've said, Metwrench. Everything Rush says IS right. In fact, it is amazing that millions of people, myself (and many other members of this forum) included, can believe something so obviously wrong. Yup, there is a special place in hell for us.

How arrogant Insane. Do I need to have Twotterwrench remind you what happens when you assume?

But then again, arrogance does seem to be the order of the day.
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We'reNuts

Tue Oct 09, 2001 4:12 pm

What do you mean by "we are wrong"? What ever Rush has ever said is his opinion. If I agree with it, then yes, it also becomes my opinion. I am not his Minion, but just someone that happens to respect his opinion!

My point is, is that nobody else in the media has established such a consistant platform. Why do you hate him for speaking his mind?

You still haven't answered why you listen to Rush so much.

I think you respect him, but are afraid to admit it.

I never said the word ASSume, go ahead, call up Twotterwrench, I'd like to hear his take on this issue.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 6:42 pm

We're Nuts takes a diehard stand. Oh the arguements...but wait, I agree with him. Damn Damn Damn.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Tue Oct 09, 2001 11:37 pm

Nooooo!! WHY must we agree!?

Oh, you are a vengeful God....  Big grin


Metwrench, I have no respect for him. Stop putting words in my mouth and come up with a real arguement.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Wed Oct 10, 2001 4:27 am

He's a propagandist, nothing more. Everything from cancer to the World Trade Center is Bill Clinton's fault, according to him...(which is funny sometimes, but I will say this...maybe those two years we were all so worried about Clinton's sex life , we could have spent worrying about 'bigger pictures'....like homeland security.)

He's a mouthpiece for the far right Republican "Big Lie" machine. His show is littered with nothing more than phone calls from zombiefied "yes, Rush!" people and the odd stoned tree-hugger for effect. Reasonably intelligent people who disagree with him and call in are left to hang on hold for hours. That's a fact, by the way.

And which group..not one or two but lots... of those "moral, upright" Rush Limbaugh listeners would call our receptionist at the radio station when we had to break in with tornado warnings and storm alerts, and profanely demand that we shut up and let Rush talk. Never mind that tornados are bearing down on kindergarten classes.

Rush typifies all that was wrong with this country in the 90s. Simple disagreements were turned into epic blood battles. People who weren't staunchly conservative became "the enemy", and lies, distortions and obscenities were made up about them. Any piece of information not filtered through the right wing viewpoint instantly became part of the "liberal media". And people like Rush got morbidly rich off of the fear and hate they stoked. If you don't believe me, wander on down to Palm Beach and check out the castle Mister Common Man lives in.

Now....after all that is said, I pray for his health and well being. Rush is a son of a bitch. But he's an AMERICAN son of a bitch, and we S.O.B.s are gonna need each other in the months to come.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Wed Oct 10, 2001 4:57 am

Damn.....hope he stays on (having listened to him for the last 9 years, as well as having gone to one of his appearances).....I just happened to miss yesterday's episode though,but heard his statement on WFLA down here  Sad Keep strong Rush
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Wed Oct 10, 2001 6:55 am

Rush Limbaugh has never been the "spokesman" for the Republican party, just as Jesse Jackson hasn't been the spokesman for the Democrats.

I can't even remember a time where a Republican president or any other high level Republican visited his show or even mentioned him in public.

I agree his views are far right some of the time. But again, too bad about his health.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Thu Oct 11, 2001 3:27 am

God Bless Rush Limbaugh
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Thu Oct 11, 2001 5:01 am

I personally don't care for his views but I wish him all the best anyway. I don't think it's wise to rejoice over anyone's misfortune.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:06 am

Still, none of you out there that dislike Rush so much has told me why you listen to his show!

Last I heard, this is a free country, nobody is pointing a gun at your head and forcing you to tune in.

Heavymetal, you're right, Clinton was the master of "smoke and mirrors". He did divert our attention from pertinent matters with his escapades such as the "sex scandle" and "travelgate" etc.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Fri Oct 12, 2001 11:16 am

Clinton was the master of "smoke and mirrors". He did divert our attention from pertinent matters with his escapades such as the "sex scandle" and "travelgate" etc.

Erh hem!?!?

It was the Republican party who started that shit-fest. You know it, I know it, the whole damn world knows it. Quit lying to yourself. Blaming it on Clinton doesn't even make any sense! I'd love to see you try and explain it.

And I don't know how many times you want to hear this, but I HAVE NEVER LISTENED TO RUSH LIMBAUGH'S SHOW. Get it through your pea-brained head!
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Fri Oct 12, 2001 2:37 pm

KVI, Adam, KVI... tomorrow, nine in the morning. KVI, Adam, KVI....  Big thumbs up lol
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:22 am

Metwrench..

A, I listen because frequently I have to. See my job description.

B, I'm going over my post and I don't see where I say what you said I said ....

And just to make it clear, I gotta side with Nuts on this...it was a small but powerful group of far-right politicians in the Republican party who played to Clinton's biggest two weaknesses....his word and his dick. They got him to lie to a question about hios sex life....a question that had no business being asked in the interests of the public in the first place. Then, stoked by the flames lit by demagogues like Rush Limbaugh, they INSISTED we go through the very trying impeachment process. They insisted we know what Bill Clinton's penis looked like, something that didnt rank real high on my personal lists of things I expect from my government.

But you know what, chief, all this stuff is kinda....well stupid now isn't it? Check your headlines....a good portion of the world from Morocco around to Jakarta is lining up to have a round with the US. American liberals and conservatives better bury the friggin hatchet pronto or someone's gonna bury it their heads.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:32 am

Haha. You liberals never cease to make me fall over laughing.

You all know that the Clinton impeachment had nothing to do with his "dick" whatsoever. It had to do with lying under oath and obstructing justice.

As far as I'm concerned, if I get caught lying under oath, I'm going to be charged. Clinton is no better than me, so therefore, he should be held accountable as well.

Plain and simple.

To say that the Republicans went after Clinton is, plainly, a lie. Janet Reno, a Democrat in Clinton's own administration, found evidence to appoint an Independent Council to investigate Clinton's behavior. And let us not forget that many democrats in the House voted for several of the impeachment articles.

The fact remains, HE DID IT! There is absolutely no question about that. What you bleeding heart liberals bitch about is that people who hold the law in high regard actually WENT AFTER HIM because he did it. You would rather have had them just sit by, and ignore it, because catching him red-handed makes everyone affiliated with his political party look bad. And it makes everyone who admits that they voted for Clinton look like an idiot.

Tell me... if Clinton did nothing wrong, why has his law license been revoked in Arkansas? Why did the Supreme Court bar him from testifying there?

Because he has shown previously that he will lie under oath, instruct others to do so, and obstruct the process of justice.

Like I said before, he did it. If I did it, I would get in loads of trouble. Therefore, he should too.

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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:37 am

Reno would have went after him on her own will.


Anyway, Bill Clinton is still 10 times better than that joke we have in the White House now!
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:42 am

No, Clinton is not ten times better.

Clinton would have made this whole thing about himself, and his legacy - which was his sole priority while he was in office. He is a selfish liar who is interested in no one but himself, and the way others see him.

I am proud as hell to have Bush as my President, and as his 88%+ approval rating shows, so are most other Americans. He has handled the events of the last month wonderfully, and Americans are showing that they recognize that fact by giving him their utmost support.

Much better than the alternative (Gore), no doubt. His first priority after the WTC attacks would have been to go to Central Park and make sure all the trees were OK *rolls eyes*

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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:44 am

Gee, I'm against abortion, I proudly own several high powered firearms and I live for suckin down beer in front of NFL football on my tv on Sunday....yet right away I'm a liberal, huh?

Just cause I said something you don't want to hear.

But whatever Chris...you wanna live in the 90s, go for it dude. I got relatives clearing rubble at a big hole in the ground that used to be the World Trade Center and a best friend wearing an Army Ranger uniform who casually tells me they all updated their wills last week. I got better things to worry about. The stuff you're obssessing about was stupid s**t then....these days it doesn't even rate.

Close your eyes and concentrate till you turn purple...I'm sure if you wish hard enough, Slick Willy will be President again and you can hate all you want.

 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:46 am

No one knows how Gore would have handled this.
Bush (part II) has a an 88% approval right now!
It won't last forever!
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 3:06 am

I think we shouldn't waste too much time discussing Bush's 88% approval rating. We all know the beating his administration took for their handling of our allies during the first six months in office. Governments around the world complained about the White House making unilateral decisions without consultation. This WTC attack might have been just THE event to save the Bush presidency. He's doing now what he should have done since day one, namely, consulted his allies before making policy decisions. On this, he basically has no choice, as right now, this is simply the most common sense and prudent approach. ANY president in this situation would have been similarly advised by his cabinet. This doesn't make him, or anyone else, a better president.
 
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 3:57 am

Bush the I had a 90% approval rating right before the election. How quickly we forget.

And I'm wondering who railroaded Clinton in lying? Was it Reno? Nah. The Chinese? Certainly not. Greenpeace? Ha! Maybe... the Republicans? Bingo! They were too childish to bury they hatred of Clinton for winning in '92, and were determined to get him out... apparently at any cost. This has all come out. Former top-Rep officials will verify everything I say here. It was a conspiracy that went horribly wrong for the Republican party, essentially leaving them a joke. They won't survive much longer. People are starting to realize how corrupted and outdated they really are.

Of course, I don't really want them gone. With people like Jesse Helms, Strom Thurmond, and Bushy representing the party of clowns, the Democrats have never had a better chance!

Chris, do yourself a favor. Steal 35 cents from a homeless person, call up that SOB Rush, and spew your venom to someone stupid enough to care.
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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 4:05 am

Your ARE Nuts, We're Nuts!.  Smile

It left the Republican party a joke?

Why then, after Clinton's term was over, did the Republicans control the White House, House, and Senate (before Jumpin' Jeffords single-handedly turned the Senate over to the Dems)?

Clinton's legacy will be that the democrats controlled all three legislative portions of government when he arrived, and controlled none of them when he left.  Smile

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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 4:08 am

LOL, I failed to respond to your "spew your venom" comment.  Big grin

Exactly which of my statements were venomous? The truthful ones?

Your liberals are funny, and obviously bitter that most people don't agree with you, and our government represents that quite clearly.  Big grin

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RE: Radio Bombshell! Rush Going Deaf

Sat Oct 13, 2001 5:33 am

ChrisKSDF:
Um, most voters voted for Al Gore and tossed out 5 GOP Senators. The Dems. won more House seats and picked up a Gov. office in WVA.
Jeffords isn't ther only Senator to switch parties. It's funny you people didn't have a problem when Richard Shelby and Ben Nighthorse Campbell switched to the GOP.
Sorry, but the GOP is a joke and they are represented by a joke.
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