RIP: Rush Limbaugh Has Passed
Update: Rush's Wife Announces His Death

They're announcing it on the Rush radio show just now.

A week ago, Rush's producer "Mr. Snerdley" asked for prayers for Rush:

Our prayers are with Rush as he continues to fight the illness he as been afflicted with. We are still praying for a remission. Today @KenMatthews will fill in for Rush. Thanks for all of your prayers, kind words and wishes for our Rush. God Bless you.

-- Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) February 10, 2021

Posted by: Ace at 12:13 PM




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1 sad

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, paying for my sins on the Scorsese streets at February 17, 2021 12:13 PM (LvTSG)

2 Bummer man

Posted by: 3 Angry Irish Inches at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (2D4BT)

3 I read the content.

Posted by: 3 Angry Irish Inches at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (2D4BT)

4 Mega dittos. RIP el Rushbo.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (vN+oL)

5 Eternal rest grant him, O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him.

Posted by: Red Enchilada at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (UsdBV)

6
We're all alone... together.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (s2VJv)

7 We knew it was coming but the news still hits hard.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (63Dwl)

8 damnit, RIP el Rushbo.

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 17, 2021 12:14 PM (8D42x)

9 The end of an era.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (Zm+LZ)

10 I'm in tears. If ever this country needed his voice, it's now.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (ptqGC)

11 One of the few coherent voices against the stark decadence and corruption of Washington D.C. Irreplaceable.

Posted by: No Longer Amused at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (vTW2/)

12 RIP Rush

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (kTF2Z)

13 Damn

Posted by: Dingbat at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (2tblE)

14 The left is dancing with glee over this news.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (JUOKG)

15 The man fought until the end.

Good on him. Now he can rest.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (ifmtJ)

16 God bless his soul.

Posted by: Redwine at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (GjHix)

17 Just came to say the same.

R.I.P.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (d6he9)

18 Good day to stay off Twitter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (kTF2Z)

19 When you hear every verb said about someone in the past tense--especially when they have been terminal for a while--you clue in to the idea that they have passed.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (FYe3W)

20 So sad.

Posted by: vbmoneyspender at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (mej0r)

21 Heartbreaking.

A perfect coda for our beloved and gone United States.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (puu6v)

22 Sniff.

Posted by: Wade Hampton at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (Su9Le)

23 May God bless and give comfort to his family. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Moki at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (+X9Vs)

24 RIP

Posted by: Methos at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (kOpft)

25 Dittos, El Rushbo.

I remember listening to him with my dad when I was a kid. I had an english teacher in HS who gave me old copies of the Limbaugh Letter and his two books.

We're going into a long fight without one of our dearest leaders...

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (jOcSX)

26 Social media is always a cesspool. It will be even worse today.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (ptqGC)

27 Another piece of America is gone. Sad day.

Posted by: B. Hammer at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (P7Mrk)

28 Rest in peace, Rush. You've made a tremendous impact on a lot of people's lives and will be sorely missed.

Posted by: In Exile at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (kzzyk)

29 RIP Rush, we will miss you forever.

Posted by: DontGetOutMuch at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (DL0+C)

30 God bless Rush Limbaugh. Thank you sir.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (nkc1K)

31 Oh man, so very sad. Such a cornerstone of sane and reasoned politics.

Posted by: firewolf at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (6j1V+)

32 Willowed and on-topic:

I can't find any place that is reporting it.

***

Remember when the big three news agencies cut into their soap operas when Trump was signing those huge middle east peace deals?

Turns out propaganda is more what you DON'T say than what you do.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (hsOar)

33 RIP Rush.

Posted by: Martini Farmer - Now a Pirate, Hoisting the Black Flag at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (3H9h1)

34 OMG
The end of an era.

Posted by: wth at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (v0R5T)

35 What a gaping hole this will leave. RIP Rush and God Bless.

Posted by: Pete Seria at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (jyd01)

36 RIP Rush. I am glad you are no longer suffering.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (6/LtX)

37 A life well lived. A man loved by millions, all over the world.
I am grateful we had our time with him.
He never lost faith, even when a lot of us did.
The torch is now passed to us.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (w7KSn)

38 One of a kind talent. Huge loss.
So glad Trump awarded him at the SOTU last year.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (bDqIh)

39 RIP Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: N.L. Urker at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (lgiXo)

40 I am horribly sad and worried. There is no replacing him. at all. Not to panic but the man ... did so much.

Posted by: car in at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (dXLgb)

41 May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Posted by: Sassy at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (tUGnI)

42 We lose Brietbart, we lose Rush.

Everyone dies but this is yet more sign that we are in a tight spot.

Deus Vult.

Die trying.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (ifmtJ)

43 Bless Rush, bless us.

Posted by: Piratepatch at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (2Xrky)

44 RIP Rush. You fought hard. Now rest. We will miss you but will always cherish your memory and many words of wisdom.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (nxdel)

45 Now we can say Conservatism has officially died.

RIP Rush

Posted by: JROD at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (fkYmC)

46 The left is dancing with glee over this news.
Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at February 17, 2021 12:15 PM (JUOKG)
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i.e. People who's opinion couldn't matter less.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (FYe3W)

47 @JesseKellyDC 3m

The best there ever will be. Educated entire generations of Americans. The man cannot possibly be replaced. Rest In Peace, Rush.


Perfectly stated....

Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (cF8AT)

48 Godspeed to Rush and the Blessing of Comfort for his family.

Rush can never be replaced. What an awful loss.

Posted by: garrett at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (9FKYD)

49 May God receive him, and Heaven's inhabitants grant him honor.

Posted by: empire 1 at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (JJatH)

50 Mega bummer. He seemed like he was not suffering terribly, so, if that is accurate, that is good.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (rxR5g)

51 Don't always listen to all of the show, but tuned in to the beginning today. Thought Catherine did an admirable job with the eulogy (and with maintaining her composure). We will not see his like again, unfortunately.

Posted by: Wade Hampton at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (Su9Le)

52 Rest in Peace Maha-Rushie!

Posted by: Paladin at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (KX5Wh)

53 We shall not see his like again.

RIP, Rush.

Prayers all around.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (h89VN)

54 Damn. Truly end of an era. We won't see the likes of him again, sadly. The last true voice of American ideals.

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (XSs+2)

55 Staying off the internet in general for Lent, but I think God understands that I want to say goodbye to Rush. Rest in peace

Posted by: Josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (acUQt)

56 The man singlehandedly bought another 30 years for America. We will miss him.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (yQpMk)

57 A truly sad day. Don't know how his wife held it together when reading the announcement. RIP.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (SRRAx)

58 Talent returned to God".

Posted by: SaltyDonnie at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (i6shs)

59 New perfect ears to hear the singing, my friends.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (hsOar)

60
I have been listening to Limbaugh since I was just a little boy. No more Limbaugh, no more Harvey. Given the quality of music today, and the wokeness of sports, and the passing of those two, radio is now officially a pointless medium.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (0WKYs)

61 They're playing rush previously telling his listeners that the "day will come" when he's not going to be here.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (5+1A/)

62 The people I believe to be the most important conservatives of the past 50 years (Reagan, Scalia, Limbaugh) are now all gone.

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (xPl2J)

63 RIP, Rush. Thank you so much for the good you did for America.

Posted by: callsign claymore at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (O9w8z)

64 Listened for 30 years. Gonna miss him.

Posted by: Old Vet at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (i2iPH)

65 His widow is a class act. I don't know how she held it together. God bless her, his brother David, and all their family and friends.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (ptqGC)

66 RIP to a great American.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (R5lpX)

67 Cancer sucks.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (k4dH2)

68 He lived long enough to see everything he worked for be betrayed by the people who pretended to be his friends and supporters.

Truly a tragic day.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (5p7BC)

69 I'm sorry that Rush had to depart this earthly plane at a time when our Republic is under such a vicious assault by people who symbolize everything that he despised and warned against. He deserved a victory lap.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (fLVm1)

70 Appropriate, in a way, that the Republic dies, and then Rush does.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (ifmtJ)

71 His last live broadcast was what, 2 weeks ago? First of February?

Posted by: Mr Wolf at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (XSs+2)

72 I'm glad he won't have to watch any more of the death of America. May we continue the fight without him.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (SdKsA)

73 You were one of a kind, Rush Limbaugh. You took on the Clintons when they were the most powerful force in DC. You inspired millions of culturally conservative people become politically active. You joked and argued and laughed your way into the hearts of millions. You made all the right enemies. Rest in peace, Mr Limbaugh.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (UW2ZS)

74 Was never a ditto-head, but had respect for him

Posted by: Bastard Biden at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (Ck2Vm)

75 Be prepared for the crudeness and hate from leftists.

Posted by: Meh at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (/1GqN)

76 God bless Rush. May eternal light shine upon him.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (BpS6M)

77 Thank You Rush, for all you've done for this country.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (5ZHS+)

78 The talent known as Rush has returned to God.

We should not soil this day by quoting or concerning ourselves with what the left say today.
Instead, let us remember him.

Posted by: old chick at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (sOete)

79 I'm sorry that Rush had to depart this earthly plane
at a time when our Republic is under such a vicious assault by people
who symbolize everything that he despised and warned against. He
deserved a victory lap.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (fLVm1)


THIS

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (ptqGC)

80 God Bless Rush.

Posted by: Dan at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (0f9N1)

81 Very sad day

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (Zmnko)

82 He will be sorely missed. These past few months have sucked the mighty suck.

Posted by: grizzledcoastie at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (FMgad)

83 Crying like a baby here.

Rush single-handedly kept conservativism alive after Reagan -- before handing it off to Trump, whom he helped elect and get reelected in the greatest landslide (and subsequent fraud) of all time.

RIP, El Rushbo.

Posted by: ShainS at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (64gDt)

84 68 He lived long enough to see everything he worked for be betrayed by the people who pretended to be his friends and supporters.

Truly a tragic day.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (5p7BC)


But look what he did. He and Trump exposed the farcical illusion of our political system.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (s2VJv)

85 I Love you El Rushbo. Into the arms of God

Posted by: bob frapples at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (AWVZs)

86 Gonna miss Rush. RIP.

Posted by: zmdavid at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (xqRaG)

87 Rest In Peace, Sir.
You will be missed and never forgotten.

Prayers for his wife and brother.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (QljLv)

88 The greatest conservative of our time.

Posted by: Shaftoe at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (1lOfI)

89
I'm sorry that Rush had to depart this earthly plane at a time when our Republic is under such a vicious assault by people who symbolize everything that he despised and warned against.

-------

That is the comfort I find in this news. Rush tried, practically alone, to stop the onslaught. But there's no stopping it, by him or anyone else, and now he won't have to watch as the Communists burn down everything he believed in. He's at peace now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (0WKYs)

90 Whats really heartbreaking is that Rush went out wondering if he made a difference at all, given the state of our country.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (acUQt)

91 God bless you Rush. Thank you so much.

Posted by: StefanH at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (T/8bh)

92 Another one gone. We knew he was sick for a long time, but this still hurts. When Breitbart suddenly died, I remember thinking, "They're all being taken from us. God isn't going to allow anyone to rescue us, we're being left with nothing but Him to rely on."

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (MEetW)

93 He fought the good fight

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (Zmnko)

94 This makes me very sad.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (sd8p8)

95 Sigh. Another emotional blow. Its meager comfort right now knowing that Rush had a deep faith and is in a better place. I had been hoping for Rush to be able to celebrate Trump's 2nd win; but the deep state and FNM stole it and laughed at us.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (Aashi)

96 > Cancer sucks.

Amen.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (UW2ZS)

97 RIP, Rush. You were the best.

Posted by: Toni at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (/c+mq)

98 Hey everybody:

Call your parents. And your grandparents if you're still lucky enough to have them.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (hsOar)

99 God Bless you Rush, I will miss you

Posted by: spypeach at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (Up/Jb)

100 RIP Rush. He was a trooper with a platform.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (03n3v)

101 Our guardian has fallen. Bar the gates.

God Bless you Rush.

I've often wondered what the day would be like when Rush wasn't there. I've been listening to him since I was 9 years old - sitting in my mother's hoopdie Mercedes that had ripped seats and a leaky engine that we were too poor to keep repairing. No matter what happened in the world, Rush was always there to keep my optimistic and assure me that it's going to be ok.

Well now I know what it feels like. And it's heartbreaking.

Posted by: Defenestratus at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (9V81o)

102 Heartbroken. He truly was the soundtrack of my conservative experience. Nobody did it like Rush.

God bless his soul, and his family.

Posted by: itzWicks at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (jSCax)

103 Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: Flyguy at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (3sOO0)

104 Many media personalities/actors etc believe they made a huge difference. But Rush actually did. He played an enormous role in nationalizing the conservative agenda, particularly in 1994. Without those mid-terms, it is unlikely that anything even resembling a conservative agenda would have come forward.

He fought, he won, he educated. A great man who saw his moment, and seized it.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (6/LtX)

105 Fuck 2021 and fuck all the assholes who meet this news with joy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (rdbLX)

106 Sad day.

I hope his family invites the Trump family to pay their respects and dis-invites the McCains and the Bidens.

Yeah, I am that petty...

Posted by: Boswell at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (w2LAm)

107 92 Another one gone. We knew he was sick for a long time, but this still hurts. When Breitbart suddenly died, I remember thinking, "They're all being taken from us. God isn't going to allow anyone to rescue us, we're being left with nothing but Him to rely on."
Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 17, 2021 12:21 PM (MEetW)


Breitbart and Limbaugh and of course Trump among others cannot do it alone. Leadership is about inspiring others to live up to their greatest potential. That's the takeaway.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (s2VJv)

108 The end of the era.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (UZVEt)

109 Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (9tMNn)

110 Was never a ditto-head, but had respect for him
Posted by: Bastard Biden at February 17, 2021 12:19 PM (Ck2Vm)
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Ditto-head didn't mean you ditto-ed everything he said. It started when people used to call him and thank him for being a voice for conservatism on the radio (at the thaw of the "Fairness Doctrine" in the late 80s).

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (FYe3W)

111 58 Talent returned to God".
Posted by: SaltyDonnie at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (i6shs)

Perfect.

Posted by: Dogmom29 at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (8tjXv)

112 The first time I ever heard Rush's name was in about '92 or early '93. Some lib acquaintances of mine were saying with horrified amusement, "You have to listen to this guy, he's soooo racist!"

He had a grand radio voice, and he never swerved from his principles. When I get to heaven, he (along with Robert Vaughn, Robert Culp, John D. MacDonald, and Robert A. Heinlein) will no doubt have some great stories to tell.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (yvr3o)

113
so sad

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (cUi/7)

114 I beyond devastated, I can't believe he is gone.

Posted by: spypeach at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (Up/Jb)

115 I'm so heartsick. His passing feels like such a metaphor for how this country, and everything once-great about it, is also dying. RIP to a brilliant, very loved man. There will never be another like Rush Limbaugh. Lord, what a terrible time...

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (O+I8R)

116 RIP, dear Rush.
Shared tears for us all, but he is out of pain. And as Lysenko wrote (thank you):
"New perfect ears to hear the singing, my friends."
Hugs to all who loved him like me.

Posted by: rhom6 at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (Z8gf9)

117 Amazing that he was able to continue doing the show almost to the very end. I thought that at some point he would announce "This is my last show", but he never did. He never quit.

Posted by: Toad-O at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (cct0t)

118 Rest In Peace, Rush. You were a tireless warrior.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (scYml)

119 he's in a better place. Us, not so much

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (DJFLF)

120 Well, crap. I've been listening since ... 1989(?), the first week when he started broadcasting in San Francisco, where I'd already been listening to talk radio for a couple of years.

Rest in Peace, Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Arpege at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (J3svw)

121 I wish I could be as hated by the Left and my death celebrated by so many evil people.

What a life he lived.

Posted by: Anchorman at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (Y5gAL)

122 The people I believe to be the most important conservatives of the past 50 years (Reagan, Scalia, Limbaugh) are now all gone.
Posted by: Mark1971 at February 17, 2021 12:18 PM (xPl2J)

But also like Reagan and Scalia, his impact will never be forgotten.

Posted by: Mainah at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (B+qrE)

123 I admit it. I cried. Rush was truly a great American - may God bring comfort to his wife and family (and all of us).

Posted by: Carmenzoid at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (9sa5h)

124 So very, very sad. I hope everyone who is so inclined says a prayer for his family and his soul.

Posted by: shibumi at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (tjZg/)

125 RIP Rush! The Lion of the Right has passed.

Posted by: MrObvious at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (k+h+d)

126 One kick in the nuts after another, RIP Rush!

Posted by: WeBoned! at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (8k7U7)

127 >>Be prepared for the crudeness and hate from leftists.


It's so predictable, really. They can't help themselves.
And have no awareness of how ugly they are.
Not only is it a great rorsharch test -- who expresses open glee vs. who has the maturity and humanity to take the day off from it -- but it's a testament to how dang effective Rush was.

More howls of glee = more impact he had.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

128 He was such an uplifting voice in an insane world and always a positive voice. He truly loved his country.

Posted by: Citation X Driver at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (+G2jw)

129 Terrible news. Not many voices left to carry the message with skill, accuracy and fidelity out there in depth and with clarity of purpose and honest debate. Conservatism needs more than a clubhouse to survive.

Posted by: kad77 at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (yd7Et)

130 RIP.

And in his death he will continue to expose the left as they sickeningly celebrate this as some major victory for them.

Posted by: Buzzion at February 17, 2021 12:24 PM (LXiS2)

131 Irreplaceable.

Posted by: Greyman27 at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (RKLPC)

132 He will be missed.

I would argue the he, more than anyone, gave the right a voice and set the field what presence the right has in media today.

I remember listening to him in the 90s and early 00s. He was a bresh of fresh air and so very different form the papers and TV. Knowing the size of his audience made me feel less alone in the sea of propaganda around me.

There are many who made careers on his model Nd the path he made, but none will be able to replace him.


And now que the press and vile congresscritters singing "Ding dong the which is dead!"

Posted by: Matt at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (d2ugh)

133 I nominate trump as new host.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (CWcH8)

134 Amazing that he was able to continue doing the show almost to the very end. I thought that at some point he would announce "This is my last show", but he never did. He never quit.
Posted by: Toad-O at February 17, 2021 12:23 PM (cct0t)
++++
He may have planned to, but "slowly at first, then suddenly" is real. He was a public force the likes of which is rarely seen. He will be missed. Like a paltry handful of others, he fought. He fought and he never quit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (UZVEt)

135 Damn. He was a good man.

RIP Rush.

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (88xKn)

136 I was just thinking yesterday that I would probably never have reason to cry at another death. I was wrong.

Posted by: Diane at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (V4/0y)

137 But look what he did. He and Trump exposed the farcical illusion of our political system.""

^^This.

A good soldier, gone home to rest. Let's continue on, in the same vein.

Posted by: lizabth at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (L3Rsz)

138 damn, I think I've actually started listening to him 30 years ago around this time.

A true national treasure. I'm glad I don't social media so I don't have to witness the morlocks' typical death dance.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (5Bw0D)

139 I miss you Rush. RIP.

Posted by: Ronster at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (8MGV2)

140 The first time I ever heard Rush's name was in about '92 or early '93. Some lib acquaintances of mine were saying with horrified amusement, "You have to listen to this guy, he's soooo racist!"

I have a very similar story with Rush, from the fall of '92. I don't think libs saying that realized they were Rush's best advertising.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (ZGrMX)

141 Rush had given his life to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am sad for his family, for us, for our country, but he is in the presence of our Lord. That is something beautiful beyond our ability to comprehend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (9tMNn)

142 12-3 will never be the same.

Posted by: Citation X Driver at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (+G2jw)

143 Deus Vult.

Die trying.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (ifmtJ)

This is the answer.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (N3El/)

144
Our greatest hopes, our worst fears. Since January of last year we have come full circle.

Wow. G-d must have a plan. The ironies must have some meaning.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (s2VJv)

145 May he rest in peace.

And may the America he fought his whole life for return, greater than ever.

Posted by: Another Anon at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (UHq0G)

146 I will miss him. May he rest in peace in the presence of his God and condolences to his family.

Posted by: Desert Rat at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (wCI/U)

147 I first head Rush's show in 1987-88. I was shocked at how he, in a few hours each day, could remove the curtain of propaganda that the news, even then, was dropping all over everything.

He taught me much, but the main lesson learned was believe nothing the media tells you, unless you verify it yourself.

Rest In Peace Brother, you will be missed.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (R/m4+)

148 134. Thats where I think it ended up. He probably was planning on a final episode, he knew it was coming to and end. But it came up quicker than he planned on.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (6/LtX)

149 I nominate trump as new host.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

That would be a fitting tribute, even if just on occasion.

Posted by: lizabth at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (L3Rsz)

150 One of my favorite memories of my late dad is him sitting in his favorite chair listening to Rush on the radio. Daddy turned me into a fan.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (ptqGC)

151 My spirit is flying at half-mast

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (w9Wax)

152 First we lose the Lincoln project, now rush. Damn 2021

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (CWcH8)

153 Prayers for his wife
I feel so sad even knowing it was coming

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (nUhF0)

154 Single greatest media related person of all time without question.

Posted by: azjaeger at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (3/XaG)

155 I went back to my radio, but my hero was gone. Godspeed Maharushie.

Posted by: Long-Time Lurker, Not First-Time Poster at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (46+jS)

156 Rush's national show began just a couple of years after I started in radio.

He was inspiring, not because he was so good at entertaining, he was truly excellent when he used those skills to impart larger truths.

I don't know who will fill that void, or where we go from here. But I'm certain we would be in a worse place without the path he forged.
Rest in peace, Rush.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (aommx)

157 Truly an American legend. Whatever one's thoughts of Limbaugh, he spoke his mind clearly and lucidly, and did as much as anyone to help propel the modern conservative movement. His body of work and the results from which speak for themselves.

RIP

Posted by: Blacksheep at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (6mvRv)

158 Our loss is Heaven's gain. The angels are rejoicing.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (kTF2Z)

159 One of the restaurants here still has a Rush Room for lunch. Had now, I guess.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (yQpMk)

160 153 Prayers for his wife
I feel so sad even knowing it was coming
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (nUhF0)


She sounded so together in her announcement. Strong woman.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (s2VJv)

161 'Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, '
1/2

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (ifmtJ)

162 Damn, I listened on and off since 89. Gonna miss his voice. Thank you Rush, for all you did.

Posted by: Roy Hawkes at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (6gtdc)

163 Terrible loss for the remaining sane people. RIP, dear man. You will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Itsacookbook at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (yPxXc)

164 2/2
And soonest our best men with thee do go,
Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
One short sleep past, we wake eternally
And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (ifmtJ)

165 I nominate trump as new host.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

That would be a fitting tribute, even if just on occasion.
Posted by: lizabth at February 17, 2021


***

Is there anybody else on the Right that we could *trust* to continue for him? Male or female? It would help if he/she had a good radio voice, but it's not essential.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (yvr3o)

166 Sad. If only he had stopped smoking! But RIP.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (evE25)

167 Kathryn did a great job to open the show. Dunno how she did it.

RIP Rush.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (Ks/+3)

168 Rush was a true master of his craft who yet held onto an unbreakable integrity and excellent instincts right up to the end. There will never be another of his ilk, ever again.

Rush fought on until the end, when so many others would have tapped out, he kept doing whatever he could to stay on the air and to fight for what he believed in. Of that, I have the utmost respect and admiration. Even as I believe that the congenial American Conservatism which he championed may never see the light of day again, I still believe it was the last best hope of humanity to forge a pluralistic society in which people can live freely. And he should be remembered for always holding onto the pursuit of truth and trying his very best to convince as many people as possible to join him in such endeavors.

Posted by: Average Loser at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (8aO2d)

169 How old was he?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (88xKn)

170 RIP Rush. We will miss you terribly.

Posted by: Liz at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (Wv/W7)

171 Goodbye Rush you made us all better

Posted by: WSMS at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (/D2es)

172 He is at home now, which is a good thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (ufFY8)

173 RIP Rush. I'm going to miss him so much. He was a constant in my life for the last 25 years, a familiar and friendly voice everyday. Prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: Nan at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (tXYtV)

174 Oh no! When he didn't come in for so many days, I thought....this is the end.
RIP Rush. He influenced me so much and taught me so much.
I was a Democrat and heard he was "hateful" and of course "racist." I listened and found he was neither.

He can never be replaced.

Posted by: PJ at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (G1dq6)

175 Evening in America, indeed ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (64gDt)

176 I am waiting to see who will be the first scumbag progressive to celebrate a man who raised millions in charity every year.

Posted by: HC at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (SfMRi)

177 RIP Rush, a great American to the end.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (Oq/TM)

178 Used to listen to Rush when he blew up in Sacramento in the late 80s. I can't believe he won't be around any more -- he felt like the mountains and the sky, always part of the landscape, a fixture in any kind of weather. May he rest in peace, and may choirs of angels guide him to his eternal home.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (GZ/yK)

179 Given the quality of music today, and the wokeness
of sports, and the passing of those two, radio is now officially a
pointless medium.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:17 PM (0WKYs)

Coast 2 Coast AM delivers some provocative material and unintentionally funny moments

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (DJFLF)

180 169 How old was he?
Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (88xKn)

70

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (s2VJv)

181 John Donne

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (ifmtJ)

182 Rush had given his life to our Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ. I am sad for his family, for us, for our country, but he
is in the presence of our Lord. That is something beautiful beyond our
ability to comprehend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous at February 17, 2021 12:26 PM (9tMNn)


That lessens the grief a little, knowing that he's done so.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (aommx)

183 "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -- W. Churchill

Posted by: Greyman27 at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (RKLPC)

184 RIP with Mega-dittos, El Rushbo

Posted by: brass pair at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (L76ft)

185 Truly an extraordinary person in terms of his impact.

I don't know the topic, but many who do say he almost single-handedly "saved" AM radio as a business, gave it new life and direction when it was becoming side-lined.

Was not a constant listener, but did appreciate the political infotainment, and while not always aligned with his interpretation on the geek-level, definitely valued his take on the social aspects of "politics". His contacts, friends, and interactions gave him excellent current intel on the trends and moods in select circles.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (OTzUX)

186 How old was he?
70

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:29 PM (Zmnko)

187 Big shoes. Pray for us.

Posted by: pawn at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (ogSaj)

188 No greater warrior for our cause exists or existed.
Loved this man, he fought. A happy warrior.

So sad.

Posted by: Derak at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (k0WjC)

189 169 How old was he?
Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (88xKn)

70, I think.

RIP.

Posted by: Dark Helmet at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (4oXww)

190 eventually people will be too demoralized to continue to listen.
Posted by: earlyfour

Okay, Eeyore.

But ask yourself: WWRD? He'd keep on a'goin'.

Posted by: lizabth at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (L3Rsz)

191 Like a paltry handful of others, he fought. He fought and he never quit.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (UZVEt)

this

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (nUhF0)

192
I'll never forget the truck drivers backing into the loading dock, the bang, the hiss, then the driver leaving the cab, clipboard in hand, laughing. Then almost every one saying, driver after driver, all afternoon, "Did you hear what Rush just said?"

He'll be missed.

Posted by: Bill from Attainder at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (N/gDA)

193 A big body blow for the Center-right. No one can fill his shoes. People at one time thought Beck would, but Glenn reveled he was just a clown-flake.

At least its not a shock. When he didn't do his show last week, I got a bad feeling.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (evE25)

194 129 Terrible news. Not many voices left to carry the message with skill, accuracy and fidelity out there in depth and with clarity of purpose and honest debate. Conservatism needs more than a clubhouse to survive.
_____________

Not in any way to diminish Rush or his major contribution, but there are tens of millions of Americans (or more) who share his views and many of them are brilliant and articulate people. We don't know which ones will step forward in the coming years, but I have faith that the right ones will. We don't know them yet, but life has a way of clearing a path for those who are best suited to lead.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (k4dH2)

195 This is going to leave a great void.

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (vD+8F)

196 Talent on loan from God.
PIF.
RIP

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (z79tQ)

197 >>Be prepared for the crudeness and hate from leftists.

--

Please, please to all here...don't post or report on any of their coming vileness about his death. They don't deserve a millisecond of our time. We all know what they are are. And what they'll say. Rush deserves better than that. Let's remember who he was and not put a moment's energy into their mental sickness.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (O+I8R)

198 Greatest Truth Teller in my life.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (AwYPR)

199 I'm cringing at the thought of Hannity and others trying to claim the mantle.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (5ZHS+)

200 Ah shit.

I had this feeling yesterday when Steyn was on, and he seemed to have no info on his condition.

Posted by: blaster at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (ZfRYq)

201 Dammit.

Posted by: IP at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (gPZ9i)

202 I started listening to Rush in the early 90s. I feel like I have lost a beloved family member. The ghouls are going to be out in full force today.

Posted by: Sarjex at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (by5PU)

203 Rush made things interesting, even if i wasn't interested i them, like golf. He was a master of his medium.

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (Izzlo)

204 Open a new tab in Chrome on your phone and see if you see any news about it. Nothing on mine. Covid cases are dropping, though.

Fuck you, Google.

Posted by: Lysenkos Bagged Lettuce, 100% abortion free and only tested for safety using abortions at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (1+b9Z)

205 What an amazing and consequential human being. I am avoiding even reading the headlines of the media and how they will characterize him. Rush was an American Patriot to his core. Yes, a brilliant communicator and entertainer, and thoughtful analyst. But I appreciate how he was so driven by his love for this country more than any other single thing. To say he will be missed is a massive understatement.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (3J5Re)

206 RIP. Never forgotten. His legacy lives on. You will never silence what Rush started, Democrats.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (X8f1/)

207 I am sad for his family, for us, for our country, but he
is in the presence of our Lord. That is something beautiful beyond our
ability to comprehend.

Posted by: Sock Monkey

Amen. Rush is rejoicing today. He's laid his burden down. Blessed fellow.

Posted by: lizabth at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (L3Rsz)

208 EIB is playing a clip of Rush talking about Trump.


Snerdly must be heartbroken.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (ptqGC)

209 Aww, crap.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 17, 2021 12:31 PM (CjFDo)

210 I didn't always agree with him, but there was no one like him. He brought conservatism into the public realm more than anyone else.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (E+OcO)

211 Rest in peace our dear friend.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (996BY)

212 I can remember listening to him in 1990 and setting up a radio antenna just so I could get the small wattage station that broadcast him. Even then the Leftists hated him and tried to limit his radio stations.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (evE25)

213 Gonna miss that lovable little fuzzball

Posted by: WSMS at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (/D2es)

214 152 First we lose the Lincoln project, now rush. Damn 2021

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 12:27 PM (CWcH



Take heart, dear Cat Ass. We *still* have George Conway's hellspawn bleating her little heart out on American Idol!

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (DJFLF)

215 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

216 Aww, damn.
So sad. RIP Rush, you were amazing.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (46GDR)

217 @197:

Good advice.

Every day off social media is a good day, and particularly today. Please spare those of us who avoid that sewer the shit it is producing.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (puu6v)

218 R.I.P. Rush Hudson Limbaugh. You will be missed not forgotten.
For the rewards of Godly work is not of this earth but in Heaven; Rush you stood for this imperfect Nation that was created under God and stood by her when evil tried to destroy her. For that, I believe, you will be in Heaven.

Posted by: Silent at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (CrU4U)

219 Save yourselves a peruse of twitter to see how your moral betters behave when someone they disagree with politically dies.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (ssz2a)

220 We should do something to mark his passing and to honor his memory.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (nUhF0)

221 Talent returned to God".


Posted by: SaltyDonnie

He would appreciate that one.

Posted by: PJ at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (G1dq6)

222 Eternal rest grant him, O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon him.
Posted by: Red Enchilada

May the souls
of all the faithful departed, through
the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (Rvt88)

223 Rest in peace to the Thomas Paine of the last 33 years.

A good and great and brilliant man who may have planted the seeds of this country's salvation by teaching tens of millions of us the truth. And that the truth is worth fighting for.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (GckyN)

224 I'm in tears. If ever this country needed his voice, it's now.

>>> Rush, Breitbart and Patrice Oneal

Holy sh*t especially Patrice, he'd just unload hilariously on everyone

Posted by: trump at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (GSJcT)

225 133 I nominate trump as new host.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 12:25 PM (CWcH

That actually may work for a bit. Trump has the gift of gab.

Posted by: Citation X Driver at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (+G2jw)

226 Goodbye Rush.

Thank You.

My heart is broken.

Posted by: solitary knight at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (Eki7v)

227 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

Yeah

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (AwYPR)

228 Godspeed Rush. A great American.

Posted by: Java Joe at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (F2LA2)

229 RIP Mr. Rush.

Posted by: GnuBreed, oh well at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (F0YaR)

230 When Rush took more than a week off, I knew time was short.

Talent reclaimed this morning, by God.

Vaya con Dios, Rush.

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (vD+8F)

231 Die trying.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 12:16 PM (ifmtJ)

This is the answer.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli)

Stiffen your resolve. Do not let your heart falter. Fear not your enemy or his evil ways.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (9tMNn)

232 I'm cringing at the thought of Hannity and others trying to claim the mantle.
Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (5ZHS+)
---
Come on. Hannity will not likely fill those shoes.

Rush had range. He could be almost philosophical.

Jackhammer Hannity is not really like that.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (FYe3W)

233 FWIW, "Rest in Piss" is being permitted to trend on Jack Dorsey's fainting couch app.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (ssz2a)

234 My mom always had Rush on...in the kitchen, in the car, wherever she happened to be when his show was on.

Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (cF8AT)

235 I will surely miss Rush.

Posted by: Archer at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (gmo/4)

236 somebody said 2021 was gonna be worse than last year

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (6iURM)

237 What a gut punch.
God Rest his soul.

Posted by: McCool at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (BqBIh)

238 All I can think at this time was that Rush was done with his work here on earth. G*d called him home. He leaves behind countless millions of people who truly loved him, and countless millions who opened their eyes politically. His work was finished, even though he'll be so deeply missed. I still can't believe it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (O+I8R)

239 Ah, shit.

My Dad just died from advanced lung cancer about 3 weeks ago, but it was only 2 months from diagnosis (found metastatic tumors in his brain after a sharp downturn in his memory) to the end. He never even smoked.

Rush fought that sucker hard for a surprisingly long time, and still managed to do his work until the very last stage. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Alex at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (vshng)

240 Been listening to Rush since 1988. Knew this was coming, but am floored and in tears. I'm taking some solace in former Seattle Seahawk, Steve Hutcherson ('Hutch'), who performed the wedding of Rush and Kathryn, being there in heaven to welcome Rush. Hutch died of cancer, also. (Hutch was married to my sister-in-law's cousin and I had the great honor of knowing him.)

Rush, truly rest, knowing how much you were loved and how much you gave us.

Posted by: dwagyak at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (vkBl8)

241 I am an avid lurker but wanted to drop in to share my condolences with this most excellent community. Rush was a teacher and mentor and I never met the man. I know most here feel the same. Many thanks to Ace and the rest of the team here. One of my big pillars of conservative opinion is gone but wishing for years more from the other.

Posted by: MJF19741995 at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (8yq6P)

242 Of course the media isn't reporting it. Of course Democrats are saying horrible things and lies.

That's how you know Rush was consequential.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (X8f1/)

243 Rest easy Rush. Thank you for all you've done. We'll take it from here.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (N39Ws)

244 When I go, don't cry for me
In my father's arms I'll be
And wounds this world left on my soul
Will all be healed, and I'll be whole


~~ Julie Miller "All My Tears"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (nkc1K)

245 For years I had no idea Mr. Snerdly was real. I thought "Mr. Snerdly" was just a nickname Rush made up for his call screener guy.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (KAi1n)

246 He will be greatly missed

Posted by: Tikvah at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (U9Qbt)

247 FWIW, "Rest in Piss" is being permitted to trend on Jack Dorsey's fainting couch app.
Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (ssz2a)

No doubt there will be worse. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (dMIF+)

248 Went to Bo's twitter to send condolences. Won't be going elsewhere on the cesspool of a site today, that's for sure.

We lost a great champion.

Posted by: tdpwells at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (AnEwe)

249
Jackhammer Hannity is not really like that.


Tick tock, I was a house painter and a bartender.. I do martial arts!

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (Zmnko)

250 Oh no. Godspeed, dear Rush.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (TdMsT)

251 "I'll never forget the truck drivers backing into the loading dock, the bang, the hiss, then the driver leaving the cab, clipboard in hand, laughing. Then almost every one saying, driver after driver, all afternoon, "Did you hear what Rush just said?"


This is beautiful.

Thanks.

Posted by: pawn at February 17, 2021 12:34 PM (ogSaj)

252 probably the rarest of all humans

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (6iURM)

253 I am not ashamed to say, I had tears today. Like I lost a member of my own family. Which I did.

God Bless you Rush. Talent has been returned to God.

Posted by: Loki at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (KqiMr)

254 "
Please, please to all here...don't post or report on any of their coming vileness about his death. They don't deserve a millisecond of our time. We all know what they are are. And what they'll say. Rush deserves better than that. Let's remember who he was and not put a moment's energy into their mental sickness.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (O+I8R) "

This.
This !
THIS !

Let's just celebrate his life in our own way and ignore them all, 100 % ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (h89VN)

255 Link to his Wife's statement. https://tinyurl.com/wx0ajye0

Posted by: lowandslow at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (qH6FZ)

256 We will not see his likes again.

Posted by: Gridlock at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (5G252)

257 Is it time to shoot the glee dancers? They are acting in-human. My inner spirit says no. Rush has gone home.

Posted by: down with all politicans at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (OM48N)

258 Sad day. God help us.

Posted by: EZnFSN at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (q6T+4)

259 232 I'm cringing at the thought of Hannity and others trying to claim the mantle.
Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:30 PM (5ZHS+)
---
Come on. Hannity will not likely fill those shoes.

Rush had range. He could be almost philosophical.

Jackhammer Hannity is not really like that.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (FYe3W)

Mark Steyn or Mark Levin perhaps?
Or maybe Rush is just an American original, and no one will pick up the mantle.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (9mfKN)

260 And another voice for the people has passed away.
God Bless you Rush and family.
Rest in peace.

Posted by: Bosk at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (SWbVS)

261 RIP Rush. You remained strong when just about every other prominent voice on the right wavered. I didn't listen as much in latter years, but he had a big impact on me back in the 90s when I was a foolish young man.

Also, we all know that the left is a bunch of blood-dancing ghouls. No need to drag any particular turds from them into this thread.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (DXFDM)

262 "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill.

RIP Rush.

Posted by: goatexchange at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (HgBj4)

263 I'll willow it, what the hell.

I first heard of Rush on 60 Minutes when they did a segment on him. I remember well at some point the interviewer (Steve Kroft?) asked him why he was doing what he was doing. My mother, sitting in the living room, says "He's gonna say it's not for the money." In a roundabout way, Mr. Limbaugh said "It's for the money." We ALL did a double take. What???
So I started listening to his show on 550 AM KTSA when they carried his show in San Antonio during study hall when I pulled out my Walkman and channel surfed. I was impressed enough to keep going and I eventually started watching the TV show.
From that point forward I listened to his show, off and on, but more on than off. (When I was in Korea, I was getting one hour a day on AFN - if that - so I bought a subscription to Rush 24/7.)
I kept going back to his show because even when I vehemently disagreed with him, I'd say "You know, Rush has a point".
I got lots of good stuff from his show, and let's face it, the man single-handedly saved AM radio. I think as much as anything else, that will be a legacy of his.
To say he will be missed is an understatement.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (49Dnm)

264 The business impact of this will also be interesting. Rush's empire sustained numerous radio stations. Without his singular persona, I wonder.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (6/LtX)

265 He lived over a year after announcing. That is a testament to modern medicine that the left wants to destroy by letting the fort run it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (hS+kz)

266 I think I need to cry.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (TdMsT)

267 FWIW, "Rest in Piss" is being permitted to trend on Jack Dorsey's fainting couch app.
Posted by: Alec Leamas

I think its time to just start the civil war. Screw those assholes.

Posted by: Loki at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (KqiMr)

268 So sorry about this. I didn't listen as often as I used to, but I'm gonna miss him a lot. A voice of sanity.

Posted by: CN at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (ONvIw)

269 I am just gutted. Rush was my three hour fix. May his arrival in front of glory comfort us all.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (UGuYD)

270 It's unfortunate that he eschewed conservatism toward the end to be a Trump apologist. Oh well.

Posted by: VBJonny at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (ky9jI)

271 when I drove my rig from NE to Dallas

never missed Rush

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (6iURM)

272 "Please, please to all here...don't post or report on any of their coming vileness about his death. They don't deserve a millisecond of our time. We all know what they are are. And what they'll say. Rush deserves better than that. Let's remember who he was and not put a moment's energy into their mental sickness."

Mega Dittos on this LiB.

Posted by: Bosk at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (SWbVS)

273 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)
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Yup.

Rush always maintained that he did not mean to show the WH dog while talking about Chelsea Clinton. And I have believed him, but at the time, it seemed mean-spirited. Apparently, the laughter was more about finding out that somebody had put the wrong picture up and how bad that looked.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (FYe3W)

274 Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (evE25)

275 Gonna miss that lovable little fuzzball
Posted by: WSMS at February 17, 2021


***

That's right -- he used to refer to himself that way, huh?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (yvr3o)

276 "Jackhammer Hannity is not really like that."

The buzzards are circling, looking to capitalize.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (5ZHS+)

277 Please, please to all here...don't post or report on any of their coming vileness about his death.

Posted by: Lady in Black

Yes - quite right.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (Rvt88)

278 Kathryn did a great job to open the show. Dunno how she did it.

--

Do you remember what she said basically?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (O+I8R)

279 This is a wake-up call to all of us to do the important things we've always wanted to do. Our opportunity here is limited, no matter who you are.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (KAi1n)

280 I've listened to him daily since the day he was syndicated. He was like a close friend.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (ySQBZ)

281 I never listened to Rush. Can't stand talk radio. But if he showed up on TV I would watch. A few years before Leno quit he had Rush on. It was cool.. They did a driving obstacle course. Rush was supposed to avoid liberal hazards, he mowed them down instead. It was awesome! The interviews he did with Hannity are the only times I never heard Hannity interrupt his guest.
A truly influential man. RIP Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (Vxu+H)

282 Troll sighting at ky9jI

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (Rvt88)

283 "Jackhammer Hannity is not really like that."
.......

Rush was a guru.
Sean is an auctioneer.

Posted by: wth at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (v0R5T)

284 What do you say when the guy whose radio broadcast you stumbled onto during a drive to Cedar Rapids and who woke you up to reality is gone? These are shoes no one could ever fill. My heart hurts.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (XxJt1)

285 It's unfortunate that he eschewed conservatism toward the end to be a Trump apologist. Oh well.
Posted by: VBJonny at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (ky9jI)
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Yes, he chose a victory here and there rather than principled failure.

We're always supposed to accept principled failure, not anything actually being done that rolls back progressivism.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (FYe3W)

286 @232:

Rush was at his peak every time he stepped away from the day's particulr events and discussed the general zeitgeist. He was the best at it the medium produced and there won't be an adequate replacement. There couldn't be.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (puu6v)

287 For years I had no idea Mr. Snerdly was real. I thought "Mr. Snerdly" was just a nickname Rush made up for his call screener guy.
Posted by: SFGoth


Me too. I swear I heard him once say something to the effect of "there is no Mr. Snerdley" once a long time ago...i figured it was a catch-all name for whoever he was talking to in the studio off-mike.

Posted by: Monkey in a fez manning the .50 at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (9uflq)

288 Sad day, wasn't prepared for it, although I knew it was coming. He was always like my favorite uncle. Rest in peace, I will miss your voice for the rest of my life. May the talent that you had on loan from God be graciously given to others here on Earth.

Posted by: toddg at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (PoO61)

289 God called in His loan. Rest in peace. There will never be another like you brother.

Posted by: Unclefacts at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (ihUzW)

290 I once called in and was on the air... Snerdly was a kick.. Kept you talking while waiting to get on...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (Zmnko)

291 R.I.P. Rush, prayers for the family
You will be missed, in tears and have no words

Posted by: Jadedlady at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (lX5pH)

292 Rest in peace, Rush. Before he was a national icon he was a hilarious presence locally in Sacramento. He used to debate the mayor of Davis, California on the local daytime news show (and beat that liberal like a rented mule, every week).
Almost always the happy warrior, we'll miss you, Rush.

Posted by: the Butcher at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (QEsfM)

293 266. I already have. It is ok and needed.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (UGuYD)

294 I am absolutely heartbroken. My parents listened to Rush as long as I could remember. One of my favorite pictures of my late father is him beaming as he held up one of Rush's books that he received as a Christmas present.

May Rush's memory be eternal (as it surely will). God rest his soul and give comfort to his family.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (R1NI2)

295 267

That is the civility I was told the left would being back after Trump left.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (hS+kz)

296 Grump, that's amazing (the Rush room).

First time I heard him was at a DC restaurant (yes) where a Clinton administration acquaintance (yes) took a few of us to hear him at lunch. Early 90s.

He had talent and appeal that transcended some political boundaries.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (OTzUX)

297 Yes, Matt in #132, so so much dittohead ditto's!
"He was a bresh of fresh air and so very different form the papers and TV. Knowing the size of his audience made me feel less alone in the sea of propaganda around me."
So, so true. Hugs, you guys/gals!!

Posted by: rhom6 at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (Z8gf9)

298 I travelled alot pre-COVID for work
all over the world for several years.

I always took such pleasure, having the Rush app
that no matter where I was, I could listen to Rush
telling me what was going on here at home.

I will sorely miss him


Posted by: McCool at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (BqBIh)

299 Who could possibly care about Chelsea Clinton for any reason.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (ySQBZ)

300 Rush left his talent on loan from God to me.

But I don't need it. I am too good for that.

Here I come!

Posted by: Ben Shapiro at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (KqiMr)

301 I am devastated. He was such a bright light in a dark world.

Rest in Peace, Rush. Well done, Good and Faithful Servant!

Posted by: Sweets at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (0GzkE)

302 I will miss him deeply.

Posted by: rd at February 17, 2021 12:39 PM (5M/rg)

303 Rush truly was a Giant. Could have sold out and made 10x what he did. He truly believed in what he said and was much better than anyone else. talking 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year. Incredible.

Remember when he had Trump on and got an audience of 50 million. Incredible!

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (evE25)

304 RIP, Rush. You will be missed. I enjoyed reading the transcripts of his daily programs, and appreciated his insight. There were many times when I was worried that he eased my mind.
Prayers for the family.

Posted by: ALH, Trump Won at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (oUcR5)

305 I had to turn Rush's show off. Can't listen today. Very hard.

Posted by: Loki at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (KqiMr)

306 Let's just celebrate his life in our own way and ignore them all, 100 % ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (h89VN)

It must be said (forgive my saltiness here): FUCK THEM. Why? They never could beat him, and this is why the Left will celebrate his death. He did have to have one half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair.

The Left, as you recall, greeted the death of Lady Thatcher with glee, and I forget who said it across the pond, but some guy said something along the lines of 'They lost, she won, so this is all they have'.

But no matter the politics, if they want to celebrate a man's death - from cancer, no less, a disease that effects so many of us - I have no room for them.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (49Dnm)

307 A strong man. A conservative man. A man to be reckoned with. The voice of America. One of a kind. Such a big loss. RIP.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (ZE5eB)

308 >>> Do you remember what she said basically?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (O+I8R)

This has a 2 minute soundbite of her intro.

Posted by: DJ at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (O3/K+)

309 Rush was like 7 lives packed into one. A life of purpose. You fought the good fight. You finished your race. There is a reward laid up in heaven for you.


No more ballroom dancing classes, as fun as those were, with that yapper Army Sgt. barking at us, eh? From one SEMO classmate to another, Go with God. Rest in the arms of Jesus.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (45fpk)

310 Awful.

Also stay away from social media. I assume it will be a leftist celebration of Rush's passing. Ignore these thugs.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (qoNQ/)

311 227 - yes, my late husband and I were able to be in the tv studio audience a couple of times. I've got a video of one show, and when the camera pans the audience, there we were.

We had to go through metal detectors and a lot of security even then. I remember Rush Rooms in restaurants where they'd put his show on loudspeakers.

And I remember how odd it was that just on the cusp of his show going truly national in prime time in major markets....he pulled the plug. And this normally glib man, when speaking about his show, would stutter.
I am convinced he was threatened in some way and rather than compromise, he shut it down.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (USW1s)

312 270 It's unfortunate that he eschewed conservatism toward the end to be a Trump apologist. Oh well.


Go fuck yourself, asshole

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at February 17, 2021 12:40 PM (w9Wax)

313 GodSpeed, Rush.

Posted by: agimarc at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (fgfNR)

314 My old college roommate introduced me to Rush. I was a pretty outspoken conservative, and he said to me once "Have you heard of Rush Limbaugh? I think you'd like him." I didn't actively seek out his show, but flipping around the radio shortly after I heard this booming, arresting voice, saying what I've been thinking for years, and knew that this had to be Rush.

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (Izzlo)

315 RIP Rush you will be missed.

Posted by: zeeman at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (6ao1T)

316 Sorry---
https://tinyurl.com/yxdvgw7b

Posted by: DJ at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (O3/K+)

317 Okay, I just tuned to Fox, and they are devoting Outnumbered to Rush. Hannity is on right now and just said, "There is no talk radio without Rush Limbough."

He's right.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (ptqGC)

318 Oh, how very very sad.

Posted by: IC - China Joe is a fraud at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (a0IVu)

319 One thing I'll always remember is Rush wasn't allowed to buy into a major league baseball team. He had the bux, but not the 'permissions'.

One of us deplorables, no doubt.

Posted by: GnuBreed, oh well at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (F0YaR)

320 A giant has fallen; we all owe God a death. Long before Roger Ailes and Fox News did, he identified an unserved market; half the effing country.

Fair winds and following seas.

Posted by: Monty James at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (Zqz9o)

321 Awww, no. Damnit, I knew it was coming, but...

Posted by: Weirddave at February 17, 2021 12:41 PM (eZYpp)

322 For years I had no idea Mr. Snerdly was real. I thought "Mr. Snerdly" was just a nickname Rush made up for his call screener guy.
Posted by: SFGoth

Me too. I swear I heard him once say something to the effect of "there is no Mr. Snerdley" once a long time ago...i figured it was a catch-all name for whoever he was talking to in the studio off-mike.
Posted by: Monkey in a fez manning the .50 at February 17, 2021 12:38 PM (9uflq)
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In general, people on the radio don't use real names on the air. I'm pretty sure that "Bo Snerdly" is the name Rush gave him, and that's not his real name.

But his public name *is* "Bo Snerdly", and that's how he appears at events and on social media.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:42 PM (FYe3W)

323 Radio.com alert says "controversial, polarizing radio host Rush Limbaugh..."

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:42 PM (Izzlo)

324 Who could possibly care about Chelsea Clinton for any reason.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at February 17, 2021


***

Her dog. As long as Chelsea had a pork chop tied around her neck.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:42 PM (yvr3o)

325 cleanup on 270?

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 17, 2021 12:42 PM (USW1s)

326 281 I never listened to Rush. Can't stand talk radio. But if he showed up on TV I would watch. A few years before Leno quit he had Rush on. It was cool.. They did a driving obstacle course. Rush was supposed to avoid liberal hazards, he mowed them down instead. It was awesome! The interviews he did with Hannity are the only times I never heard Hannity interrupt his guest.

When Tim Russert interviewed Rush it was must see TV. Mr. Russert was a Leftist but credit to him; he always gave Rush a fair shake, and pretty much gave him an open invite to drop by Meet the Depressed.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:42 PM (49Dnm)

327 Rush was my morning companion for fifteen years. He was a blessing to the rest of us. Rest in Peace, friend.

Posted by: Kaner at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (bdbGV)

328 From the Encyclopaedia Britannica - "Ash Wednesday is a solemn reminder of human mortality and the need for reconciliation with God and marks the beginning of the penitential Lenten season."

Rush passing underscores this.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (Rvt88)

329 >>> Do you remember what she said basically?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (O+I8R)

This has a 2 minute soundbite of her intro.

--

I just listened to it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (O+I8R)

330 RIP Dear Rush. We will miss you!

Posted by: Ozzie at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (iOwhL)

331 >>> It's unfortunate that he eschewed conservatism toward the end to be a Trump apologist. Oh well.
Posted by: VBJonny


GFY

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (qoNQ/)

332 He was a fighter.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (5ZHS+)

333 Ugh. We knew it was coming, but that doesn't make it any easier to bear.

In the early 90s I spent a lot of time in the car driving back and forth from L.A. to various banks for work. I had Rush's books on tape to keep me company.

A good man.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (Ve//x)

334 I hope he hears Well done good and faithful servant.

Posted by: Jmel at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (vlCCX)

335 Focus on the great man and ignore the haters.

Posted by: Motionview at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (iCpzV)

336
In life, he never lost heart or faith. In his illness, he never threw in the towel.

We should remember that

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (vOGqy)

337 Rest in peace to the Thomas Paine of the last 33 years.

The ruling class of his time, despised Mr. Paine. One NY paper said of him in his obituary " he had lived long, did some good and much harm ". History peeled away the bias and hatred of his time. The same will be said of Rush. History will show him to be the Voltaire of our time.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (9tMNn)

338 One little observation he made during the Trump years might have been the most profound I ever personally heard him make, as simple and kind of obvious as it was: Trump has only, one thing - his voters. Which is kind of the point in a representative republic, one would think. But we know, to our sorrow and rage, this is hardly the case right now.

Anyway, a simple observation that was spectacularly confirmed almost every day, more by the GOP and by "institutions" than by anything the opposition did, or said.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (OTzUX)

339 Rush gave us so much.

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (HeKhk)

340 There will never be another Rush. Don't even look, don't even ask. In terms of filling the gap, I see Mark Levin as the most likely heir apparent (certainly more than Hannity). But there is not and never will be another Rush. He is the GOAT of conservative broadcasting, and everyone else can only be measured by his standard.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (3J5Re)

341 Katherine Limbaugh's opening statement on the show this morning:

https://bit.ly/37qnt6W

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (46GDR)

342 I'm sure the internet is full today of left-wing folks showing their tolerance and love for a great American.

Posted by: Mookie at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (u+Y3T)

343 Mega-dittoes in heaven, Rush. God bless you. God help the rest of us.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (9Afsw)

344 Stay off social media, lest you read outwardly aggressive and ugly comments.

Stay off mainstream media, lest you want passive aggressive comments.

Rush was the American Jeremiah. He came into prominence preaching that leftists would destroy America. He leaves this world having watched it happen.

Posted by: pmurT at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (ojwvu)

345 The more the Left celebrates , the more Rush cements his legacy of the greatest foe the Left has ever had. It's actually an honor to have ignorant evil hate you so much.

Posted by: C 137 at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (2DOZq)

346 My first car as a teenager had no FM and no tape deck. Which is mind boggling to think about. Just AM radio to entertain me. And I stumbled onto Rush one day while driving. I was always a rightie but I never knew it or could articulate it. Hearing Rush was like whoa yeah man exactly, he was talking for me.

Over the past 10 years I stopped listening to talk radio for the most part. But I will forever appreciate Rush sparking that fire in my 16-17 year old self way back when.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (hS+kz)

347 104 Many media personalities/actors etc believe they made a huge difference. But Rush actually did. He played an enormous role in nationalizing the conservative agenda, particularly in 1994. Without those mid-terms, it is unlikely that anything even resembling a conservative agenda would have come forward.

He fought, he won, he educated. A great man who saw his moment, and seized it.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:22 PM (6/LtX)

His broadcasts on 8 and 9 November 1994 were epic!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (49Dnm)

348 It's unfortunate that he eschewed conservatism toward the end to be a Trump apologist. Oh well.

Posted by: VBJonny at February 17, 2021 12:36 PM (ky9jI)

it gives me great joy knowing you'll never have a fraction of the admiration Rush has. Go, be a small, insignificant stain. It's your destiny. It's all you'll ever be.

Posted by: Unclefacts at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (ihUzW)

349 Do you remember what she said basically?

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:37 PM (O+I8R)

==================
See @255

Posted by: Huck Follywood, registered Independent at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (nkc1K)

350 Rest in peace, Rush. Listening since the early 90s, you were an island of sanity as I suffered through academia mania. You have improved millions of lives.

Posted by: ProfShade - Ashli Babbit report? at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (71N/p)

351 Posted by: VBJonny

Attention whore alert.

Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (cF8AT)

352 My BIL in Arizona loved to putter in his front yard. He always had his garage door open and Limbaugh blaring away on the radio. One year when I was there I could hear it all the way to end of the block. He got a lot of shit from some neighbors but he never turned it down.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (nxdel)

353 Rush was the greatest of all time. We'll never fully know how critical he was to halting the destructively viral spread of leftism in our great county.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (DBPIP)

354 The only problem I had with rush, is that he really was a "Harmless little fuzzball". I'm more of a Mark Levin guy, i want to go after the creeps, liars, and Left-wing smear merchants HARD. But Rush always hit back - if he did - with a touch of humor and preferred not to get too angry or get too personal.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (evE25)

355 I thank God that Trump honored Rush at the SOTU address. Rush was so moved and it was a great and well deserved moment.

Posted by: Cheri at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (oiNtH)

356 Knew this day would come but dammit...

RIP Rush. Your influence cannot be understated. The world is a poorer place without you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (nakwk)

357 Kathryn's monologue is heartbreaking, but she did with grace and classs.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (qoNQ/)

358 I first listened to Rush when we moved to Boston in the late 90s. I even called in and got on his show a few times! I felt like the old cartoon of a couple throwing a dinner party to celebrate his letter to the New York Times being published. I'd heard OF him before that, but there was no way to listen to him in Canada, so I had to wait until I got to the US. I'll never forget some of the funny sketches he created about Clinton and the swamp creatures that surrounded him. The parodies of Carville were comedy gold.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 17, 2021 12:45 PM (MEetW)

359 Rush now belongs to the ages.

Long live Rush Limbaugh in the hearts of patriots and men and women of good will.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (Rji+c)

360 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (tjClK)

361 >>>I thank God that Trump honored Rush at the SOTU address. Rush was so moved and it was a great and well deserved moment.
Posted by: Cheri


Amen.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (qoNQ/)

362 Remember when Trump invited him to the SOTU speech and pointed him out to Congress. Boy I bet that pissed off those Congress critters.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (xfb67)

363 In general, people on the radio don't use real names on the air. I'm pretty sure that "Bo Snerdly" is the name Rush gave him, and that's not his real name.

But his public name *is* "Bo Snerdly", and that's how he appears at events and on social media.
Posted by: Axeman


James Golden is Bo Snerdley. Bing it.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (G0G8s)

364 I don't think Rush can be replaced. It is not just a matter of losing his talent either. Talk radio is going to decline.

Just like broadcast TV. Youth is not listening to radio these days. They watch music videos on their phones and and text each other about You Tube and Reddit. Listening to talk radio while driving is also fading away as 17 year olds don't even want cars any more.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (6Pqz7)

365 #341 wonderful statement by her.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (evE25)

366 (Sorry Matt, i truly did not notice the typos. Just the heartfelt messge. )

Posted by: rhom6 at February 17, 2021 12:46 PM (Z8gf9)

367 Terrible news at a terrible time.

Who can fill those shoes, the presence behind the golden mic, and the powerful insight?

Posted by: Pinochet Air Flt Attendant at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (zL/eJ)

368 In general, people on the radio don't use real names on the air. I'm pretty sure that "Bo Snerdly" is the name Rush gave him, and that's not his real name.

Bo's real name (James Golden) is pretty well known too, I've even heard it used on the show once or twice.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (ZGrMX)

369 I don't weep for personalities very often, but this one hurts.

Who will take the torch and run with it? Who has the balls to fill a part of this man's shoes?

He will be missed, terribly.

Godspeed, Rush. Godspeed.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (tjClK)

370 I would usually quote the Finnish band Nightwish, which produced one of my favorite lyrics ever, from their song "Bless The Child".

"Why am I loved only when I'm gone?"

I certainly cited that when certain musicians and other artists have died. But it doesn't apply to Rush. He knew he was loved while he was here.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (49Dnm)

371 I hope he hears Well done good and faithful servant.
Posted by: Jmel at February 17, 2021 12:43 PM (vlCCX)

That brought tears to my eyes.

Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (Ed8Zd)

372 We have lost a great voice, worth a thousand voices.Let us replace that voice with millions.

Posted by: Brother Tim at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (Nv+9A)

373 Radio.com alert says "controversial, polarizing radio host Rush Limbaugh..."
Posted by: josephistan
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I have to concede, he did indeed delineate the socio-political landscape, the Good vs. the Bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (l0Lgi)

374 I'm sure the internet is full today of left-wing folks showing their tolerance and love for a great American.
Posted by: Mookie at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (u+Y3T)
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They have been told that intolerance of "intolerance" is actually "tolerance".

However, if you expand intolerance to everything you dislike and you become intolerant of that, this is *not* anything like the *discipline* of tolerance.

This is how "MAGA hats" becomes "hate speech" and "just as bad as a KKK hood".

Because too wide a tolerance of one's own fiat definition of "intolerance" simply becomes license to judge everybody.

It is the very opposite of "tolerance".

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (FYe3W)

375 UGH.

God speed, Rush. May you be installed at heaven's truly golden EIB microphone.

And Horde, please, please stay away from social media for the next few days. The left will be partying in the streets at this news.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (2JVJo)

376

Haven't listened in a long long time, but for many a year he was a guiding light...

RIP. Sad day.

Of course, the jackal media is tearing apart his carcass. Fuck them.

Posted by: Senator Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (lg/F7)

377 I would have loved one last farewell address

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (Izzlo)

378 Out of self imposed media moratorium to wish El Rushbo a pleasant trip to the next dimension and beyond. Sad.

Miss you morons too...BBS!!


Posted by: dananjcon at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (u6xw0)

379
Or maybe Rush is just an American original, and no one will pick up the mantle.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 17, 2021 12:35 PM (9mfKN)

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That's the one. The country that made Rush passed before he did. There won't be another.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (0WKYs)

380 RIP friend, you were indeed a great conservative American icon, loved by many.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (qZdIZ)

381 BTW, i can remember all the liberal/Left's comments about Rush's earing loss. People at the time thought he might never hear again, and would be off the air.

I don't need to see/hear/read their hate and spite.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (evE25)

382 Did he blame it on a metal guitar pick?

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (tjClK)

383 RIP...Difficult to believe...

Posted by: runner at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (W8e/N)

384 They have been told that intolerance of "intolerance" is actually "tolerance".

However, if you expand intolerance to everything you dislike and you become intolerant of that, this is *not* anything like the *discipline* of tolerance.

This is how "MAGA hats" becomes "hate speech" and "just as bad as a KKK hood".

Because too wide a tolerance of one's own fiat definition of "intolerance" simply becomes license to judge everybody.

It is the very opposite of "tolerance".
Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (FYe3W)

Tolerance is the endurance of things one mislikes.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (Zm+LZ)

385 Trump on Fox right now.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (ptqGC)

386 Thank God for Rush. A life of American Exceptionalism. Only in America could he happen.

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (Js/7v)

387 I'm staying off most of the internet today because I have a date with the cardiologist next week and don't want to give him anything to work with.

also no FB for me because I don't want to learn how many people I know are garbage people. I'm sad enough as it is.

Posted by: Dr. Vivi-Not my POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS, FBI... at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (USW1s)

388 For me, Rush was a source of information that was not available from the media. Especially pre-Internet, this was a huge blessing. I didn't like his support of GW Bush, but I never doubted his conservatism. He made talk radio what it was, and no one will ever take that from him.

Posted by: Mookie at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (u+Y3T)

389 Damn. Expected this news, but it still hit like a ton of bricks. RIP, Rush, and thanks for all you've done.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (z7N5c)

390 Very sad day.

Posted by: runner at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (W8e/N)

391 Knowing the day is coming does not help when it arrives.

Godspeed, Rush.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not using Okta to secure logins (Unlike Parler) at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (SchxB)

392 Well. Shit.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (W2Pud)

393 Rush died? The whole band?

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (Zmnko)

394 Rush may be the one guy that turned the tide (of the leftist march) ... or slowed it. He gave Americans a voice, so many in middle America got their "mind put right" by Rush doing radio for logical conservative thought. ... He ran the race, he finished his course ... up to us to continue.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 17, 2021 12:49 PM (Cus5s)

395 VBJonny, shut the fuck up. Shut the whole fucking fuck up. Shut the new extended 3 hour edition the fuck up. Once you've done that, put the bonus disk in and click on the deleted fucks and shut those the fuck up. And once you have finished shutting the physical fuck up, redeem the code on the back, download the digital fuck from Amazon and shut those up. Shut your 30 day free trial the fuck up. And once your mouth has receded into itself with such force from shutting the fuck up that your entire digestive system collapses into a black hole, shut the fuck up one more time.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (Ve//x)

396 It wasn't just what he said, it was how he said it. Always the happy warrior, the lilt in his voice, the optimism.
The closest thing to Rush's level of talent right now is Mark Steyn, imho.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (w7KSn)

397 50 million listened to Rush in November when he had Trump on. His show was never more popular. Too bad, he would've had a ball with that Trump-McConnell letter.

Posted by: rcocean at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (evE25)

398
I think this is appropriate to the moment, on a few levels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QtO0Rhp0w

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (0WKYs)

399 @johnrich 13m

When I was on Celebrity Apprentice, Rush Limbaugh made a donation of $100,000 dollars to St Jude Children's Hospital to support them, and my mission on the TV Show under the condition that he remained anonymous. I never said a word until now. He will be missed. #RIPRushLimbaugh

Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (cF8AT)

400 I love you, Rush.

Posted by: Laura at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (uUTwi)

401 I pray the trolls stay away.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (lgiXo)

402 I'm going to miss Rush. He was a constant presence in my life when I was behind the wheel.

I knew this day was coming, but it still sucks.

I will forever admire his fihjting and working up to the very end. I believe he was last behind the mic just two weeks ago.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (HrMC1)

403 I'll have to listen to what his wife said at the beginning of his show later. I have his subscription 24/7 so I hope they keep that going. I'm due for a renewal. I'd love to go back and hear his old programs.

Posted by: jaimo at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (DBrN4)

404 How weird to hear Trump's voice right now, especially on this day.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (ptqGC)

405 RIP.

Posted by: Vanya at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (gAFsE)

406 I haven't put talk radio on since the stolen election.

I was just driving back from a meeting, and thought "let's put Rush on" - and heard the announcement.

heartbreaking

also an omen that I should really never listen to talk radio ever again. bad juju

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (j9HX3)

407 I just got home from my Uncle Kenny's funeral and heard this news. I didn't think today could have gotten worse.
I was wrong.

Godspeed Rush Limbaugh. You were the light in the darkness.

Rest now, your work on this earth is done.

Posted by: Mpfs, Downtrodden Piglet From Animal Farm at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (79p/O)

408 That is the comfort I find in this news. Rush tried, practically alone, to stop the onslaught. But there's no stopping it, by him or anyone else, and now he won't have to watch as the Communists burn down everything he believed in. He's at peace now.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:20 PM (0WKYs)

...

There is a prophet in the OT who at one point says "you don't understand--those who are passing now are not being judged. They are being spared what is to come."

RIP Rush; I very much expect to see you again.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (ohOLP)

409 The thing that Rush did better than anyone was converting people to conservatism. His style and logic was perfect for getting people to stop and think. I seriously doubt anyone has helped a political party more than he did.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (rdbLX)

410 Haven't listened in a long long time, but for many a year he was a guiding light...

RIP. Sad day. . . .
Posted by: Senator Rev. Dr. E Buzz Miller, Lesbian at February 17, 2021


***

I'd listen on days when I left work early; his show aired locally from 11 to 2 on the "conservative" FM station here, just ahead of Hannity's. Recently I'd made it a point to hear his "Week in Review" on Saturday afternoons.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (yvr3o)

411 404 How weird to hear Trump's voice right now, especially on this day.
Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (ptqGC)

I miss Trump so much

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (Zmnko)

412 My hope is in the name of the Lord who made heaven and earth.

I don't do talk radio at all, but my husband is a big fan. I loved his books. Rest In Peace, soldier.

And while this is sad, seeing nics I haven't seen in a while commenting here is quite comforting. I hope all who lurk and have switched to lurking are peaceful and warm. And anyone who requests prayers, know that many Memorares have been said for you even if it's not commented.

Posted by: Catherine at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (CNUbv)

413 227 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?

Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

Yeah
Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2021 12:33 PM (AwYPR)

His clip of Clinton at Ron Brown's funeral still leaves me in stitches.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (49Dnm)

414 "Please, please to all here...don't post or report on any of their coming vileness about his death. They don't deserve a millisecond of our time. We all know what they are are. And what they'll say. Rush deserves better than that. Let's remember who he was and not put a moment's energy into their mental sickness."

Amen to this.

Posted by: Dogmom29 at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (8tjXv)

415 I loved his practice of playing montages of the drive-by media all parroting the same talking points in coordination and unity.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (5ZHS+)

416 What a sad day...but I kind of thought this was coming soon with his continued absence from the show. I am the listener that he continually referred to. The person who heard him saying the things I already believed. You could tell that he believed every word he said by how easily it came to him...unlike the SCOAMF.
RIP Rush. You will be missed.

Posted by: Timon at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (q4X5T)

417 Posted by: Mookie at February 17, 2021 12:44 PM (u+Y3T)

Well, yes, but it doesn't matter. Their opinions can't touch him now and he was more genuinely appreciated than any of the people responding negatively will ever be. We who have listened to him have also heard him speak of his faith in God and how much peoples prayers meant to him, so I do believe that he is with God.

Prayers for his wife and other family and friends who knew him.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (VP4Cd)

418 Cue "My City Was Gone" by The Pretenders.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (HrMC1)

419 RIP El Rushbo.

Posted by: jaimo at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (DBrN4)

420 Well now, I knew this day would come, but it brings shocked sorrow all the same. RIP Rush Limbaugh, who brought me from ignorance of the world and the utopian power fantasies of the Left to a new understanding of the USA and compassion for all Americans, not just the "correct" ones.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (W+kMI)

421 We have lost a great voice, worth a thousand voices.Let us replace that voice with millions.
Posted by: Brother Tim at February 17, 2021 12:47 PM (Nv+9A)


Well said. Hundreds of voices were heard because of the doors he opened for them. That's only one of Rush's legacies. I can only hope somebody comes along that like Rush, doesn't just preach to the choir, but can challenge and change minds in the same gentle and humorous way.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (46GDR)

422 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?
Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

Yup.....his clips were very funny.

I was sorry he didn't expand on his TV but he was a radio guy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (R/m4+)

423 I'm shocked, it wasn't unexpected but very sad news. I started listening in 89 I think.

Godspeed Rush

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (MYL08)

424 A great conservative voice has been lost. Knowing the commiecrats, they will be dancing on his grave--pieces of shit like them will do that....

Posted by: wxwzrd at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (+8/zD)

425 I was going to give up the Horde for Lent, and then my wife tells me that Rush had just passed away. I couldn't help but come back to AoSHQ to acknowledge his passing.

I'll never forget what he said about Donovan McNabb being an overrated QB, and that the resulting kerfuffle prevented him from buying an NFL team.

Of course, it turned out that he was right, and IIRC someone from Slate (Slate!!) said so.

Just like Rush. After the initial pearl-clutching from the usual suspects, the cold light of reality showed him to be right. Again.

Godspeed, Rush Hudson Limbaugh II.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (4tiP2)

426 How weird to hear Trump's voice right now, especially on this day.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (ptqGC)

I miss Trump so much

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (Zmnko)


More than words can say. Fox is showing Trump presenting Rush with the Medal of Freedom.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (ptqGC)

427 I guarantee that VBJonny is literally masturbating to everyone's angry responses to xis trolling. Don't give xim the pleasure.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (3J5Re)

428 "Zero tolerance" practices have birthed this modern intolerance.

The funny thing about the theory behind "zero tolerance" is the idea that you might not be able to explain to everybody the difference between X and Y, so to be "fair" you have to treat X like Y.

However, they end up treating easily discernible things alike and they act as if nobody who understands the difference should count. However, the original theory was about honoring misconceptions from observers. Now they just nullify the input of any observer they don't care about.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (FYe3W)

429 409 The thing that Rush did better than anyone was converting people to conservatism. His style and logic was perfect for getting people to stop and think. I seriously doubt anyone has helped a political party more than he did.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (rdbLX)

You're right, he was an American Original. And I think the mantle is too heavy for anyone out there now to lift.

Posted by: CN at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (ONvIw)

430 Please don't quote the trolls, the sewer outside will do plenty of that.

RIP Rush. Thank you for all you did for us, and for the country.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (E+OcO)

431 A loss equal to Andrew Breitbart. Rest in peace Rush.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (eJn7u)

432 RIP. He was a giant among men. His talent at seeing the other side for what they were as destroyers of America was astonishing. Been listening to him since the early 90s. Even got to go to Dans Bake Sale just to see him. Wont be the same.

Posted by: morigu at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (8O/R4)

433 403 I'll have to listen to what his wife said at the beginning of his show later. I have his subscription 24/7 so I hope they keep that going. I'm due for a renewal. I'd love to go back and hear his old programs.
Posted by: jaimo at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (DBrN4)

When I heard his wife at the beginning she needn't say anything else. I knew.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (49Dnm)

434 One of the greatest minds of our time has gone back to God. We will miss him, but Rush would not want us to despair but to carry on in the direction he pointed out daily for us. He will rest in peace knowing we stay the course.

Posted by: Cosda at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (B8xg6)

435 I remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?
Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

Yup.....his clips were very funny.

I was sorry he didn't expand on his TV but he was a radio guy.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at

They made sure it aired at 2:45 a.m.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (MYL08)

436 Funny memory ofRush...

I asked a friend of mine if he liked Rush. He said no not really, not my thing. And I said how come. And he said I dont know I just dont like it, kind of irritating. He thought I was talking about the band and we did a bit more of Whos in First type stuff until I clued in.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (hS+kz)

437 The demonic venom of the left can't touch Rush now.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (lgiXo)

438 The amount of bilious hatred of him by the liberals around me is what prompted me to listen to him the first time- they told me there was a devil on the radio and I needed to hear it for myself.

What I found instead what a humorous, intelligent, and considered voice on issues that concerned my own personal liberties. It was like opening my eyes and seeing the forest and the trees. I listened to him sporadically, not always agreeing, but also not always disagreeing. I think he was my gateway to libertarianism and independent thought.

RIP Rush, I hope the next generation can find someone like you to offer an alternative to the corporate media zombies.

Posted by: batterup at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (uA+PX)

439 414-Yep. Don't want to know what the nasties have to say.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (VP4Cd)

440 His work was done, Godspeed, Mr Rush. Maybe the Lord is sparing him what is coming next.

Posted by: tecumsehtea at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (skoMC)

441 Requiescat in pace, Rush.

Eternal mega-dittoes.

Thank you, Almighty God, for lending us his talented voice.

Posted by: SPinRHF16 at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (NezMn)

442 God Bless you Rush and thank you.

Posted by: Judge Holden at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (n1d9u)

443 Talent on Loan from God.

It was always temporary.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (rdbLX)

444 399 @johnrich 13m

When I was on Celebrity Apprentice, Rush Limbaugh made a donation of $100,000 dollars to St Jude Children's Hospital to support them, and my mission on the TV Show under the condition that he remained anonymous. I never said a word until now. He will be missed. #RIPRushLimbaugh
Posted by: Tami at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (cF8AT)

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I suspect we are going to hear a lot of stories like this about Rush.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (R1NI2)

445 And yet, Biden and Soros still live.
*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (nakwk)

446 remember the TV show that he use to do. Anybody else remember that?
Posted by: dantesed at February 17, 2021 12:32 PM (88xKn)

That TV show was all the Rush I ever experienced in Canada.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (lgiXo)

447 When I heard his wife at the beginning she needn't say anything else. I knew.


she did a great job. halting speech; you knew with the first word.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (j9HX3)

448 When I first moved to Northern California for work in '89 (age 27) I'd already been a talk radio fan for four years (KDWN AM 720 in Las Vegas with libertarian hosts like Art Bell) -- and saw this billboard advertising Rush's show near Sacramento one day, so tuned in.

Since then, I've gone through various relationships, jobs, and homes/locales (even homeless and living in a van at times) -- became estranged from my entire nuclear family from childhood -- and the one comfort and constant in my life was Rush. Hoped this day would never come ...

Posted by: ShainS at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (ezdy8)

449 God Bless and Keep Rush.

Rest in Peace.

I first heard him when I came back from my duty in Japan. He was a breath of fresh air. So, funny, so upbeat, so right about almost everything.

Rush fought to the end and kept his promise to his listeners. When he signed off for the Christmas holidays, it sounded like good-bye. But, being a great showman, he returned for a short encore, that left us wanting more.

I'm only sorry that he died seeing the triumph of tyranny and the dark night of corrupt oligarchal socialism cover his Beloved United States of America.

Goodbye Rush, you fought the good fight as long as you could. No one could ask more. Rest in peace and happiness.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (dWwl8)

450
The demonic venom of the left can't touch Rush now.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (lgiXo)

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It never did.

Unlike most of these phonies and climbers on the fake Right, he had the courage of his convictions. Their hate never fazed him.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (0WKYs)

451 Someone upthread said it rather well.
The Left could never defeat Rush, so death which comes for us all, is all they have to celebrate.

That says volumes about them.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (z79tQ)

452 Rest in peace.

Posted by: 4 at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (KnJdm)

453 Eternally ensconced on the Mount Rushmore of influential people on my life. Heartbreaking day.

Posted by: PA Dutchman at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (4q3U3)

454 RIP Rush, now Milton Friedman, Walter Williams and friends have company.

God speed.

Posted by: sven at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

455 It's tragic that he had to witness a stolen election put corrupt criminals in office in his last days.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (xfb67)

456 @395

Thread winner. That felt good to read, Witch Doktor.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (XxJt1)

457 I got to meet David Limbaugh at a Republican event here that featured Zell "I'm Mad As Hell" Miller.


Super nice guy, and a very strong Christian conservative. I'm sure he was a big comfort to Rush and Kathryn.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (ptqGC)

458 I seriously doubt anyone has helped a political party more than he did.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (rdbLX)


I might add, in spite of themselves.

I'm just sorry that Rush didn't see Trump's second term. God always takes the good ones too soon, and Satan always leaves the evil ones far too long.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (46GDR)

459 I guess some peeps are starting to notice

SDF drops 3 in one day to 50%

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (6iURM)

460 I think back to Rush challenging Al Gore on climate change back in the early 90s. Gore made the ridiculous claim that America would end as we knew it in 10 years. Rush called BS and never wavered.

It's amazing that the Democrat Cult still makes these types of climate change claims and too many people fall for it.

Rush made America better, stronger ... more than any leftist icons lke John Lennon or Ted Kennedy ever did.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Posted by: Joe Sky at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (+qsi2)

461 We shall not see his like again...rest in peace, big guy.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (W+kMI)

462 I remember hearing Rush saying he didn't like doing the TV show, as it was a lot less spontaneous and everything had to be planned out in advance.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (E+OcO)

463 That man fought for his beloved country to his last breath.

Dear Lord, may Rush Limbaugh serve as inspiration as we work to restore our nation.

Posted by: Emmie: grubby, low-born, non-billionaire commenter at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (ofYez)

464 RIP, Rush. A little hard to type with some dusty eyes. Listened whenever I could since 1992.

He was truly one of a kind, far outmatching his opponents with his blend of humor, intellect, common sense, everyman approach, knowledge of the facts, ability to explain the core of any issue in simple terms, kindness, courage, and so much more.

God bless you, your family and your listeners. One of a kind.

Posted by: RM at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (U3LtS)

465 He was one of the first to embrace open and humorous mockery of the Left.

The Justice Brothers was one of my favorites.

Paul Shanklin's 'In a Yugo' still cracks me up. If you haven't seen the vid, it's funny: https://tinyurl.com/zkwz9ou

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (pbStR)

466 I was just driving back from a meeting, and thought "let's put Rush on" - and heard the announcement.

Eerily enough, I put on his show today because I work nights, and I happen to be awake now, and I thought "Hmmm, I haven't heard Rush in awhile, what's he up to?" Then I heard his wife, and I knew...

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (49Dnm)

467 A whole bunch of leftists pretending to be outraged about the riot at the Capitol are cheering on Rush's death.

Posted by: Jay in PA at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (ar94c)

468 Rush lived a long and productive life. He may not be venerated but he performed some real miracles for our country and the world

Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (Ed8Zd)

469 We've lost someone irreplaceable.

Rest in Peace, Rush.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (/4vtq)

470 I know Rush would be proud that his passing could make the Left prove everything he's said they were . He's laughing right now at their lack of self awareness.

Posted by: C 137 at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (2DOZq)

471 You know, I can't rightly remember when I started to listen to Rush or how I found him on the radio. I do know that I listened to Rush for many, many years. I suppose someone must have said to me, "Hey, would have to listen to this guy!"

Posted by: Archer at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (gmo/4)

472 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)

473 Personally Rush revealed the secret that I was not alone in my political thinking and many like-minded people had similar principles. It was a liberation.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hKi6n)

474 Good bye Rush. You will be dearly missed.

No man is an island, entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, America is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own or of thine friend's were.
Each man's death diminishes me, for I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

Posted by: Steve at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (uIHPx)

475 I remember when he got married to Katherine.
He hired Elton John as his "wedding band".
Elton. John.
He was in all things, larger than life.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (w7KSn)

476 Vaya con Dios, Rush.

Posted by: CZ = FNG To Remain Silent Because, FNG at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (MkuC5)

477 467 A whole bunch of leftists pretending to be outraged about the riot at the Capitol are cheering on Rush's death.
Posted by: Jay in PA at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (ar94c)



Again, let's not post here what the demons are saying or doing. We all know. No need.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (rdbLX)

478 445 And yet, Biden and Soros still live.
*types*
*deletes*
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 17, 2021 12:54 PM (nakwk)

You think I want them here with me for all eternity?

Posted by: Satan, Prince of Darkness and Vegan Food at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (Izzlo)

479 Ooh. Listening, the playback of a caller who opens "we're praying for you to get better."

That one hits me.

Posted by: blaster at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (ZfRYq)

480 It is sad but expected. It was good that Trump awarded him the Medal of Freedom...with the Democrat Congressional Caucus in attendance. I think it is merciful that Rush is gone because I suspect in the next few months many of his conservative allies will be exposed as traitors and deviants and that kind of red-pilling is tough on old people.

Posted by: Star Tripper at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (qbtzn)

481 RIP Rush.

You will forever be a legend.

Rush was the main person who introduced me to conservative thought when I was a young foreign student. He was brilliant and had a wonderful personality that I loved, so upbeat. And by all reports, he was a kind generous man.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (9C6CX)

482 They made sure it aired at 2:45 a.m.
Posted by: CaliGirl at February 17, 2021 12:53 PM (MYL0

Where I was at the time 89? 90? they showed it around noon.

It was weird seeing him on TV but he was a radio guy through and through which he has explained on his show and he stopped the TV bit.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

483 God Bless You, Rush Limbaugh.
Enjoy your eternal reward, good and faithful servant.
We, Your dittoheads, will pick up the battle from here.

Posted by: Naqamel at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (LfVij)

484 I'm just sorry that Rush didn't see Trump's second term. God always takes the good ones too soon, and Satan always leaves the evil ones far too long.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (46GDR)

THIS.

Posted by: IC - China Joe is a fraud at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (a0IVu)

485 I got to meet David Limbaugh at a Republican event here that featured Zell "I'm Mad As Hell" Miller.
-----

Zell may have been the last true American Democrat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (1vynn)

486 I've been faithfully listening to him since at least 2007. So sad.

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (xU7mE)

487 it was Rush who actually got me off of my "don't give a fuck"

starting listening to him and realized I was ignorant

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (6iURM)

488 You could just replay his 33 years of radio broadcasts daily. Virtually ever single analysis would apply to the various issues of the day.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (6/LtX)

489 Rush's parodies were priceless.. I remember the one he did on Barney Frank.. Banking Queen to the tune of Dancing Queen by ABBA

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (Zmnko)

490 I had a special relationship with Rush. In 1991, I called in and Bo put me at the head of the line. All I wanted to say was, "Rush, you are the dolphin scented essence in my otherwise bland can of tuna." This was because the outrage of the day was dolphin-free canned tuna. He loved the comment so much that he created Weemsco Tuna, with dolphin. I wish I could find that parody. After that, I called in on a monthly basis for about three years. It was a hoot. Rush kept me optimistic at a time when I left the Republican party.

Posted by: Jewel, from Lancaster PA at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (G9CVX)

491 Magnum Research Baby Eagle III POLY 9MM 4.43 15RD FS; 5.9 benjamins; https://bit.ly/3duycRA

Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (UW2ZS)

492 SDF drops 3 in one day to 50%
Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (6iURM)

***

SDF?

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (hsOar)

493 I've listened to Rush on and off since 1990. Whenever I needed a take on current events that wasn't crazy, I'd tune in.

The sanctimony and viciousness of the Left in coming days is going to be nauseating.

Hold your fire.

Posted by: SMFH at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (Nqq7o)

494 WitchDoktor.. I want you on my team.

Posted by: Silent at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (CrU4U)

495 Tolerance is the endurance of things one mislikes.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 17, 2021 12:48 PM (Zm+LZ)
---
Exactly, it is a discipline.

It allows people their difference of opinion.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (FYe3W)

496 ComfortablySmug:

When a conservative icon dies, Libs get a day to run amok on Twitter.

When a liberal icon dies, Conservatives get a Supreme Court Justice.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (Ve//x)

497 My heart is broken
Used to listen to Rush with my Mom before work
They are both gone
And I am sobbing

Posted by: Lousagirl at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (WaU8G)

498 Rush was less a firebrand the Left make him out to be but rather a recruiter of those few logical Leftists and those sitting on the fence.

Posted by: C 137 at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (2DOZq)

499 So great hearing Trump talking so calmly and upbeat about Rush.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (ptqGC)

500 Rush was not permitted to enter the Promised Land of the revitalized USA that he knew was coming. He could only see it from afar. Yet he led us there, and told us how it could be done. Alas for the dolorous year of 2020, which denied him the triumph long earned! But he showed us the way to follow.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (W+kMI)

501 VBJonny, shut the fuck up. Shut the whole fucking fuck up. Shut the new extended 3 hour edition the fuck up. Once you've done that, put the bonus disk in and click on the deleted fucks and shut those the fuck up. And once you have finished shutting the physical fuck up, redeem the code on the back, download the digital fuck from Amazon and shut those up. Shut your 30 day free trial the fuck up. And once your mouth has receded into itself with such force from shutting the fuck up that your entire digestive system collapses into a black hole, shut the fuck up one more time.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (Ve//x)

That was beautiful! I love you.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (Vxu+H)

502 Those folks in Rio Linda don't know what to do now.

Posted by: Archer at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (gmo/4)

503 472 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)



Who is the Patriot voice?

Posted by: kallisto at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (DJFLF)

504 473 Personally Rush revealed the secret that I was not alone in my political thinking and many like-minded people had similar principles. It was a liberation.
Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hKi6n)

Yes, he said out loud what many were thinking. His voice gave voice to many.

Posted by: CN at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

505 I started to listen to rush around 1990. My husband and I were driving to Georgia to look at flooring for a house, and we ended up to his show.

We both fell in love with Rush. Listening to Rush, we truly understood that we were a conservative couple and shared the same worldview.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (TdMsT)

506 One of the restaurants here still has a Rush Room for lunch. Had now, I guess.
Posted by: G'rump928(

The Hereford House in KC?

Posted by: mot at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (jad3h)

507 It wasn't just what he said, it was how he said it. Always the happy warrior, the lilt in his voice, the optimism.

--

So true. Rush was a good and decent soul. You could hear it in his voice. And he had a magic with people. The way he could explain whatever was unfolding. He taught a generation why America was great. His kindness shone through, as well as his love for the country and his audience. He was whip smart, funny, kind and a very decent man. One of a kind. He had an uncanny ability to connect with people. Filling those shoes will be extremely hard.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (O+I8R)

508 Just woke up and tuned in and they are playing the best of, no guest hosts. I realized right away what had happened and just came here for verification.
RIP Rush, thanks for everything.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (CcOog)

509 "488 You could just replay his 33 years of radio broadcasts daily. Virtually ever single analysis would apply to the various issues of the day.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (6/LtX) "


Y'know, that's really true ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (h89VN)

510 First heard Rush in Jacksonville, (had to been within 6 months or so going nationwide)and the tagline(I think) was love him or hate him, you can't ignore him. Being more moderate at the time, I didn't love or hate him. Took several years to finally realize how very good he was....Have been listening to him seemingly forever.
It's a shame how many people never gave him a chance, like Trump, he was a lot more humble than what the MSM presented.
So very sad as his brain was a true gift from God. And to think it's not here today.....rest in peace Rush. Miss you already.

Posted by: ziggggyeeee at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (AsMdZ)

511 I guarantee that VBJonny is literally masturbating to everyone's angry responses to xis trolling. Don't give xim the pleasure.
Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 12:52 PM (3J5Re)


I suspect "VBJonny" is actually Jonah getting ready to pen NRs "tribute" to El Rushbo.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (2JVJo)

512 I've been watching a lot of what I lovingly call "Firing Squad" lately (the long form interview show hosted by William F. Buckley). Of course he is long gone, but plenty of the old shows are on YouTube for us to see.

His legacy lives on and so will Mr. Limbaugh's.

A movement needs leaders, perhaps, but ultimately to bring about the changes needed in this country, that falls to us. We should work to bring about a country Mr. Limbaugh (and Mr. Buckley, Mr. Reagan, Mr. Scalia, et al) would be proud of and instantly recognize.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (49Dnm)

513 VBJonny, shut the fuck up. Shut the whole fucking fuck up. Shut the new extended 3 hour edition the fuck up. Once you've done that, put the bonus disk in and click on the deleted fucks and shut those the fuck up. And once you have finished shutting the physical fuck up, redeem the code on the back, download the digital fuck from Amazon and shut those up. Shut your 30 day free trial the fuck up. And once your mouth has receded into itself with such force from shutting the fuck up that your entire digestive system collapses into a black hole, shut the fuck up one more time.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (Ve//x)

Pure genius poetry.

Posted by: IC - China Joe is a fraud at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (a0IVu)

514 He was in all things, larger than life.
Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (w7KSn)


I'm sorry I never tried calling his show in 30 years. Then again, I never thought there would be a time I wouldn't hear his voice. Even more than a parent, he was the voice on the radio. I just hope that his legacy remains, and isn't torn to shreds. If a measly president can get a library, Rush deserves his own University.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (46GDR)

515 Back in the late 80's/early 90's, I listened to two diametrically-opposed radio talk show guys: Rush Limbaugh and Ray Taliaferro (whom I had no idea was black until a friend of mine asked if I knew that). They were different than most people on the air -- they were enjoyable to listen to because they were very good at what they did while most of their peers weren't.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (KAi1n)

516 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)

Oh, please.

Posted by: BignJames at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (AwYPR)

517 I added the announcement from Rush's wife, which opened the show today. I didn't know it was his wife speaking because I missed the first minute of it.

Posted by: ace at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (5+1A/)

518 Death be not proud though some have called thee mighty and dreadful for thou art not so
One short sleep past, death thou shalt die
-John Donne
Pixy wouldn't let me do the entire sonnet

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (lgiXo)

519 Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (Ve//x)

Pure genius poetry.
Posted by: IC - China Joe is a fraud at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (a0IVu)


Sidebar worthy I'd say?

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (46GDR)

520 Think they even know what happened down in Rio Linda?

Posted by: trump at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (GSJcT)

521 We have lost a great voice and I am finding there is much dust in the air. Much dust. Too much dust.

My first great moment of him was back in the 1980s, I don't remember what part, and he was still a novelty and not yet something more akin to a good friend. The audacity of his humor was fabulous. On this particular day he was railing on about the evils of abortion and out of nowhere, to punctuate his point, came the vacuum cleaner soundtrack as he railed on.

I never stopped being a part of his life after that.

Godspeed Mr. Limbaugh. Godspeed.


Posted by: AntiMarxProLennon at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (ESLBo)

522 Such a sad day. No one will ever fill his shoes.

Posted by: Mr. Machine at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (Yv3NM)

523 a huge loss. Lord grant him peace.

Posted by: Ziba at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (S1hrL)

524 Zell may have been the last true American Democrat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:57 PM (1vynn)


Yes he was. My husband was friends with Zell's two sons. Zell and his wife were salt of the earth people.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (ptqGC)

525 I suspect "VBJonny" is actually Jonah getting ready to pen NRs "tribute" to El Rushbo.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (2JVJo)

That would explain my instant desire to not read his post.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (xfb67)

526 Until I started listening to Rush, I only had Paul Harvey to offer the other side on Reagan.

Posted by: Axeman at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (FYe3W)

527 Hotair comments today are indistinguishable from HuffPo comments.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (hS+kz)

528 Magnum Research Baby Eagle III POLY 9MM 4.43 15RD FS; 5.9 benjamins; https://bit.ly/3duycRA
Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (UW2ZS)


***

The steel Israeli version of that is a fantastic pistol. If I needed a full size 9mm I would absolutely bite on that.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:01 PM (hsOar)

529 Posted by: Jewel, from Lancaster PA at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (G9CVX)

How awesome is that?!!

I loved all the parodies that he and Paul Shanklin did over the years.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (x8Wzq)

530 506 One of the restaurants here still has a Rush Room for lunch. Had now, I guess.
Posted by: G'rump928(

like 20 years ago, there was a bagel place in Fishkill, NY
that had a Rush Room

probably not now

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (6iURM)

531 I know we're boycotting Fox, but Trump is on and is great. I have missed the sound of his reassuring voice.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (ptqGC)

532
I was a Rush baby, or close. I can't take time to list all of the different ways that he was a political influence on me, but I'll say they were manifold.

I will say this: his love of funk and soul music was transmitted over the airwaves to me at an early age, and never left. And Rush Fought the Power more than the Isley Brothers he used for bumper music ever did.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (0WKYs)

533 SIG SAUER P365 XL XSERIES PISTOL W/ MANUAL SAFETY - 9MM; 5.8 benjamins; https://bit.ly/2Nv9RQR

Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (UW2ZS)

534 489 Rush's parodies were priceless.. I remember the one he did on Barney Frank.. Banking Queen to the tune of Dancing Queen by ABBA
----------
Oh yes, all the parody tunes, which in CD form would leave the musical satirists of yesteryear in the dust. They got me into liking Rush back when, because the tunes were well-chosen and the humorous delivered message was telling.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (W+kMI)

535 In your grief do not despair. Rush was a warrior and fought with great courage up to the very end. Emulate that attitude. Be glad of heart for we know that what we fight for is righteous.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * inconspicuous and armed at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (9tMNn)

536 Rest in Peace Good Man. Rush definitely helped my conservative thought and the awareness of terrible media in this country in infinite ways. On this Ash Wednesday, I pray for his soul and his family and our country.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (r+sAi)

537 Again, DO NOT venture into the Twitter Manure Factory today

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (HrMC1)

538 And the hits for this year keep coming.

My first encounter with Rush was in 1993 right after Der Slick's Inauguration. Listened to him regularly from then right through the mid 2000s. Ive always respected and appreciated Rush even as my AM talk radio listening habits fell by the wayside.

RIP Rush. May the Lord receive and bless your spirit and those of your family. You inspired millions and gave a lot to this world and to a political party who didnt deserve you.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (Z65m4)

539 Rush showed how much a person can accomplish by setting a goal, working toward it and the criticisms of naysayers be damned. How many times was he fired? Who cares. He knew where he was headed. A high-school education, no matter. Mike Rowe understands.

You set a courageous example for all of us, right to the very end. RIP

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (HCeRP)

540 Very sad news. I was never a listener, but I know he was very influential, and in a good way. RIP, sir.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (mzC78)

541 They are going to play The Pretenders "My City is Gone" at the funeral.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (dNzKv)

542 RIP Rush! You alone created millions of like minded conservatives after listening to your show. I know I was one from long long ago.

I don't think there will ever be another like him.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (+ldAm)

543 465 He was one of the first to embrace open and humorous mockery of the Left.

The Justice Brothers was one of my favorites.

Paul Shanklin's 'In a Yugo' still cracks me up. If you haven't seen the vid, it's funny: https://tinyurl.com/zkwz9ou
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (pbStR)

The way he talked about Mayor Dinkins of NYC still leaves me in stitches. And there was a parody bit for him too.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (49Dnm)

544 529 Posted by: Jewel, from Lancaster PA at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (G9CVX)

How awesome is that?!!

I loved all the parodies that he and Paul Shanklin did over the years.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (x8Wzq)

"Barack, The Magic Negro" had me crying with laughter

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (Izzlo)

545 WItchDoctor--that was MAGNIFICENT.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (TdMsT)

546 My heart is broken
Used to listen to Rush with my Mom before work
They are both gone
And I am sobbing
Posted by: Lousagirl

Don't be sad about Rush. He lived a full life, and was a happy warrior. He knew he was sick and now, he is free from the pain and sickness.
Be glad that he lived among us, to spread his message.
Be glad of all the good that he did in his life. He had major fundraisers for Leukemia, blood cancers.

He had fun. And as for those who will hate on him, it is his death that they celebrate.
Celebrate life.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (vcOmj)

547 516 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)


you mean dishonestly, dontja ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (6iURM)

548 My heart is broken
Used to listen to Rush with my Mom before work
They are both gone
And I am sobbing
Posted by: Lousagirl at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (WaU8G)

They are both together.

Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (Ed8Zd)

549 So great to hear Trump on Fox. A president who speaks in full, coherent sentences and doesn't shit his pants like The Fraud.

Posted by: Marcus T, Unforgiven at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (VpIIl)

550 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.
****

Oh, please.
***

Read it again if you didn't understand the subtle point.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (hsOar)

551 Key voice of sanity in politics gone mad. Went out to warm the truck up and turned the radio on and there was Kathryn making the announcement. As someone said above let us replace his voice with millions. Thank you Rush, truly the greatest of all time.

Posted by: Sherpa_k2 at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (Qb+KG)

552 Well, dammit. I still have the Deplorable Gourmet cookbook I sent to Rush's office that was returned to me unopened.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (ptqGC)

553
I started listening to Rush on weekends out of WMAL in Maryland when I lived in Richmond. Late 1986, I guess it was, right around the start of his run on talk radio. The parody commercials and caller abortions were the best.

I've waxed hot and cold on him since then, but he always was informative and entertaining. Well done, sir.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (pNxlR)

554 Those folks in Rio Linda don't know what to do now.

It's good to know some things never change.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not using Okta to secure logins (Unlike Parler) at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (SchxB)

555 My folks went to see Rush years, decades ago when he was giving a talk. They loved it and my mom said he was just funny as hell as well as being incredibly smart and informed and a great communicator. It was because of this that I started listening to Rush occasionally and watching his tv show and boy, was my mom right.

Posted by: huerfano at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (DzhEB)

556 I raised two Rush babies. Thanks for the legacy.

Posted by: Valiant at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (k6sg+)

557 >>>Rest now, your work on this earth is done.
Posted by: Mpfs,


Sorry about your uncle, mpfs.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (qoNQ/)

558 American icon.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (KbCG3)

559 WJR in Detroit just announced his death with his final message and a little about how he played at being a radio host as a child, lived his dream. It was very nice.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (/+bwe)

560
Read it again if you didn't understand the subtle point.

Republican voice.. Not Conservative

Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 01:05 PM (Zmnko)

561 I will say this: his love of funk and soul music was transmitted over the airwaves to me at an early age, and never left. And Rush Fought the Power more than the Isley Brothers he used for bumper music ever did.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 01:02 PM (0WKYs)

The finest collection of bumper music in the free or oppressed worlds

Posted by: josephistan at February 17, 2021 01:05 PM (Izzlo)

562 Rest in peace, Rush. You can now hear and no more cancer. See you on the other side buddy.

Posted by: DR.WTF at February 17, 2021 01:05 PM (AiZBA)

563 489 Rush's parodies were priceless.. I remember the one he did on Barney
Frank.. Banking Queen to the tune of Dancing Queen by ABBA


Didn't Rush do one with a little boy crying about the Tuna being tasty dolphin?

Posted by: Archer at February 17, 2021 01:05 PM (gmo/4)

564 I started listening to Rush in the mid-90's after my father recommended him to me. I'd heard his name but only in the hugely slanted leftist smear as an evil racist. I quickly realized the error after just one show and was hooked for many years. Godspeed Rush, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by: I Have Questions at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (RGRIY)

565 The ugly left already put their stain on Caleb Hull's tweet.

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (HCeRP)

566 One of a kind, but I guess God needed him more. Rush will be missed, but his legacy and what he started will live on. Never quit. Rush never did.

Posted by: Marcus T, Unforgiven at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (VpIIl)

567 It's interesting that among his biggest impacts was in letting so many millions know they were not alone in their thinking about so many things. And that they were not just not alone in their take, but that they were right - by providing facts and history etc. that of course the mainstream media and culture completely ignored or suppressed.

I recall once years back up in Cayucos, a beautiful little beach town in central CA, near CaliGirl's hood, we were walking (probably down to Morro Rock) and what I assume was a local, older woman walked past. She had a small radio, and was listening to ..... Rush.

I just smiled to myself. A few things like that happened over the years. Even before 2008, in much of the country, any little sign that there was actually thinking going on in some stranger's head provided a weird, small bit of encouragement.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (OTzUX)

568 One of the amazing things about his radio work is that he never hurried through what he had to say. No music needed. He would lay his essay for the day or the hour out, in simple clear sentences, and never hurried it and was never afraid to pause for effect or to find the right word.

I found out recently that his theme music is from a Pretenders song. Chrissy Hynde was not happy he chose it, but she sold him the permissions anyway; I don't know how that happened.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (yvr3o)

569 Rush deserves his own University.
Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (46GDR)

But no one would every graduate for the learning would never end.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (49Dnm)

570 516 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)

All joking aside, I wonder if Steven Crowder might be the next step. I know he doesn't have the same pedigree or gravitas as Rush did, but he's nowhere near as established, byt he's kind of a Rush for the modern generation. Like Rush, he's funny, conservative, fearless, and utilizing the media of the times to reach listeners otherwise isolated from conservative viewpoints.

I'm not 100% sure of the guy, but he's at least no Ben Shapiro.

Posted by: Grimmy at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (3MG/9)

571 Rush was consistent. His core values never changed. He loved freedom and truly wanted everyone to enjoy it as much as he did.

He wanted my beloved country to prosper as a nation and us individually. He shared his wealth from his heart, not from an evil socialist scheme.

He gave us a reason to fight for what we hold true and Godly. And we must fight.....or his purpose in life will be in vain.

It's up to us now to carry his message.

Posted by: Justsayin' at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (Fs5vw)

572 My heart is broken
Used to listen to Rush with my Mom before work
They are both gone
And I am sobbing
Posted by: Lousagirl at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (WaU8G)

They are both together.
Posted by: LASue at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM


This.
Along with my parents and now the MNL.
Prayers to Rush's family and to America.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (GnkRx)

573 Rest now Rush. He was a good man.

Posted by: megthered at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (SM/op)

574 489. In A Yugo was hilarious as was his justice brothers parodies.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (UGuYD)

575 Rip El Rushbo. Godspeed.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (9Om/r)

576 He didn't outlive Uncle Sam by much.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (bxPTJ)

577 Listen to Trump sounding calm and content.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (HrMC1)

578 Fair winds and following seas. Rest in Peace.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (bAe71)

579 Love hearing Trump's voice. He complimented Bill Hemmer and Harris Faulkner. Hemmer attended Rush's wedding, and talked about how fun it was.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (ptqGC)

580 Read it again if you didn't understand the subtle point.
Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:04 PM (hsOar)

you don't know who SDF is and you're offering subtle points ?

allllrrrighttty

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (6iURM)

581 Larry the Cable Guy had a nice tweet toward Rush.

https://bit.ly/3puiI2y

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (qoNQ/)

582 565 The ugly left already put their stain on Caleb Hull's tweet.
Posted by: JM in Florida at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (HCeRP)

Why is ANYONE on that DIGITAL SEWER?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (49Dnm)

583 2021 is going to make 2020 look like a walk in the park.

Posted by: Not Enough Lampposts at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (KcWn0)

584 Man, knew it was coming but this just ruined my day. Been a Dittohead for 30 years. Rush's show helped me get through some tough times. Rest in peace, El Rushbo and prayers up for your family.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (vtcmf)

585 My favorite parody was Whitewater, to the tune of Doobie's Blackwater. Skewered the Clintons but good.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (Ve//x)

586 Fuck off and die, Iowahawk.

Yeah, I had heard that he joined the NeverTrump brigade.

It turns out, he was no better than Patterico.

It's like a brain disease.

Posted by: GnuBreed, oh well at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (F0YaR)

587 I'm curious to see whether Sir Elton John says anything.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (KAi1n)

588 569 Rush deserves his own University.
Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:00 PM (46


he's already got his own RR band

Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (6iURM)

589 RIP el Rushbo

Posted by: fluffy at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (Yz6mI)

590 Even people like me who don't listen to pundits knew how important Rush was to conservatism because you would frequently hear about people who credited Rush with their conversion.

Posted by: C 137 at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (2DOZq)

591 Oh shit. Condolences to his wife and the entire nation.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (ynpvh)

592 In the early 90s, I would occassionally catch Rush on the radio. I was very apolitical then. I picked up his first book "The way things ought to be" and it opened my eyes. Everything in it made perfect sense to me. A conservative (in the truest and purest sense, not the corrupt version we see today) was born.
What a great teacher. Certainly he had bumps along the way, but who doesn't? Didn't change what he taught, what he believed.I'll always credit him for forming my political beliefs.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (N39Ws)

593 @369:

Good summary, YD. I think of what Einstein said regarding nuclear war: the living will envy the dead. Those of us still here will watch our beloved country continue to plunge into darkness and be enveloped by the dark shadow of totalitarianism. Rush was spared that. My Dad was spared that. Many of those we love have been spared that.

Rush helped delay the day. Very few can say the same.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 17, 2021 01:08 PM (puu6v)

594 Rush was a giant, saving the radio industry for a generation and if satellite radio grows, perhaps more. He broke the newspaper/3 network MSM axis forever. The cancer grew back on cable, but patriotic Americans knew their enemy then. And he did it all being pleasant, not filled with venom, although like all of us the temptation was there.

RIP Rush, let other Atlases take up the load for you.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (eoQWY)

595 "I found out recently that his theme music is from a Pretenders song.
Chrissy Hynde was not happy he chose it, but she sold him the
permissions anyway; I don't know how that happened."

iirc, Her mother or father like Rush.

Posted by: davidt at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (5ZHS+)

596 We have alot of stuff lined up for you this hour of the viewing, coming right up after these commercials.

*10 minutes on news, weather, traffic and commercials

Ok we have thousands of people here for the viewing, and we are going to let you all file past but first we have to go to commercial break!

*10 more minutes of commercials

Ok we are back, we need to start filing people past, but we have to move quickly as we are up against another hard break!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (dNzKv)

597 The Obama reverb mix parody is one of my favorites!

Posted by: Roxanne, Roxanne at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (xU7mE)

598 All joking aside, I wonder if Steven Crowder might be the next step. I know he doesn't have the same pedigree or gravitas as Rush did, but he's nowhere near as established, byt he's kind of a Rush for the modern generation. Like Rush, he's funny, conservative, fearless, and utilizing the media of the times to reach listeners otherwise isolated from conservative viewpoints.

I'm not 100% sure of the guy, but he's at least no Ben Shapiro.
Posted by: Grimmy at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (3MG/9)

It's really hard to envision there being another Rush. Then again, it was probably hard to envision there being a Rush at all.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (KbCG3)

599 RIP Rush. Started listening to Rush on KFBK in Sacramento when he started. We so need him now.

Posted by: DiesIrae at February 17, 2021 01:09 PM (4nCoC)

600 All joking aside, I wonder if Steven Crowder might be the next step. I know he doesn't have the same pedigree or gravitas as Rush did, but he's nowhere near as established, byt he's kind of a Rush for the modern generation. Like Rush, he's funny, conservative, fearless, and utilizing the media of the times to reach listeners otherwise isolated from conservative viewpoints.

I'm not 100% sure of the guy, but he's at least no Ben Shapiro.
Posted by: Grimmy at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (3MG/9)

Crowder isn't 100% solid but he's more good than bad. He's a fighter.

I have hopes for him and Razorfist, if he chooses to step up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (ifmtJ)

601 Fox playing the clip of Rush talking about Lou Gehrig saying when he got his disease diagnosis, he felt like the luckiest man on earth.
And Rush saying how, after his cancer diagnosis, he is totally supported by his family and friends with love, and how lucky he is.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (ptqGC)

602 Rush showed how much a person can accomplish by setting a goal, working toward it and the criticisms of naysayers be damned. How many times was he fired? Who cares. He knew where he was headed. A high-school education, no matter. Mike Rowe understands.


And how many of his cowardly sponsors quit on him at some point? He was never defeated - never could be defeated, except by the force that defeats us all, in the end. Viva Rush!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (MEetW)

603 To grasp the man's talent, consider. Just try talking for three hours a day, every day, in an entertaining and engaging way.

I can barely manage 15 minutes a week, myself.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (Ve//x)

604 I laugh every time he has AL Sharpton speak through the megaphone.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (6/LtX)

605 A review of 1 August 2018 on his show now. That would be the 30th anniversary show.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (49Dnm)

606 "I found out recently that his theme music is from a Pretenders song.
Chrissy Hynde was not happy he chose it, but she sold him the
permissions anyway; I don't know how that happened."

iirc, Her mother or father like Rush.

--

Yes, that's the way Rush told it. It was because of her parents' love for Rush that she allowed the use of the song.

Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (O+I8R)

607 Adding some Seneca, who said it better than I ever could.

"Let us reflect then, my dearest Lucilius, that we ourselves shall not be long in reaching the place we mourn his having reached. Perhaps, too, if only there is truth in the story told by sages and some welcoming abode awaits us, he whom we suppose to be dead and gone has merely been sent on ahead."

Posted by: Vanya at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (gAFsE)

608 Larry the Cable Guy had a nice tweet toward Rush.

https://bit.ly/3puiI2y
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (qoNQ/)
===========

Lovely comments from the tolerant and unity-loving folks on Twitter. What a cesspool.

Posted by: Doof at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (mZUr4)

609 What happens to the show, I wonder.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (CcOog)

610 An indomitable spirit, a giant upon whose shoulders we should feel lucky to stand upon. The man may be gone but his legacy will live on. We shall rededicate ourselves to be worthy.

RIP a great man, Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (m45I2)

611 Louder Crowder's not everyone's chowder.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (KAi1n)

612 568. Rush told the story of how Hynde became upset their music was being used by a conservative radio show and had attys send cease and desist letters. Rush previous wife told him that intro was his signature and could not let it go. At a meeting Hynde was shown the royalty check she was getting for the songs use and suddenly changed her mind. LoL

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (UGuYD)

613 Rush did KCMo talk radio before he went to Sacramento and made it big. He was a hoot then too. Did a bit where he talked about "uglo-Americans"... still laugh about that.

Posted by: MkY at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (5hF5V)

614 Chrissy Hynde said that her parents listened to Rush all the time, and that's why she gave him permission. I remember Rush telling story a long time ago.

I figured it was only a matter of time when there were no updates on his condition. Such an unbelievable loss. I wonder what will happen to his show now, or if he ever planned for a replacement host.

Posted by: roxxee at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (wMkYD)

615 Iowahawk -
RBG: expands the ability to kill babies, disintegrates the union.

Rush: stood up for life, stood for America.

Exactly the same!

Screw Iowahawk. He has become a skinsuit.

Posted by: Loki, when is The Plan happening? at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (KqiMr)

616 I started to listen to rush around 1990. My husband and I were driving to Georgia to look at flooring for a house, and we ended up to his show.

We both fell in love with Rush. Listening to Rush, we truly understood that we were a conservative couple and shared the same worldview.
Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 12:59 PM (TdMsT)


I started listening to Rush in the late 80's. I knew of him before that because my mother listened to him all the fucking time. Since he was at some little station in Sacramento, we could pick it up well on some days and horribly on others. I just remember this loud guy and lots of static on her car radio. But once I got past the blustery voice - especially his humor got me. He did a lot of crazy stuff before he was syndicated, he certainly couldn't have gotten away with it today.

Still remember the billboards when he was syndicated, they said "Rush Moves To The Left!" meaning left of the dial, to KSFO SF 560, from 1500 something. I think that was 1992ish. I drove past the billboard every day going to work.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (46GDR)

617 Trump just saying how Rush described his and Kathryn's love.

Posted by: Jane D'Oh #Impeach Foady Six! at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (ptqGC)

618 One of the amazing things about his radio work is that he never hurried through what he had to say. No music needed. He would lay his essay for the day or the hour out, in simple clear sentences, and never hurried it and was never afraid to pause for effect or to find the right word.

I found out recently that his theme music is from a Pretenders song. Chrissy Hynde was not happy he chose it, but she sold him the permissions anyway; I don't know how that happened.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (yvr3o)

She doesn't get a choice, it is publicly available. I've heard quotes over the years that she didn't care or that she didn't like it. Not sure which is more true, or if she made statements to the hate filled left when the pressure got high.

Posted by: Oldcat at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (eoQWY)

619 FOX kissing Trump's ass now

Posted by: JoeF. at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (HrMC1)

620 Rush was a voice for conservatives for a generation, God bless his soul.

Posted by: Drew in MO at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (cGlgB)

621 Rush's parodies were priceless.. I remember the one he did on Barney
Frank.. Banking Queen to the tune of Dancing Queen by ABBA


I can't hear the Beatles' "All My Lovin" without my mind substituting Bill Clinton singing "All your money / I will tax from you / All your money / I need revenue". It's like when you hear a song and your brain substitutes the Weird Al lyrics.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (ZGrMX)

622 >>>Fuck off and die, Iowahawk.


Always hated his guts. Reminds me of Hugh Hewitt with his condescension.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (qoNQ/)

623 I found out recently that his theme music is from a Pretenders song. Chrissy Hynde was not happy he chose it, but she sold him the permissions anyway; I don't know how that happened.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 01:06 PM (yvr3o)

Her father listened to Rush. She didn't have the animosity for Rush that some do.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at February 17, 2021 01:12 PM (/+bwe)

624 WTF is up with IowaHawk? I only know of it from the sidebar. I mean, that would even be bad by National Review standards.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 01:13 PM (3J5Re)

625 you don't know who SDF is and you're offering subtle points ?

allllrrrighttty
Posted by: REDACTED at February 17, 2021 01:07 PM (6iURM)

**

It's true. SDF to me is the Syrian Defense Force.

And honestly I was trying to be polite in the response. I figured "Republican Voice" with capital letters was overlooked.

I guess I could've written RV, though.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:13 PM (hsOar)

626 Rush did KCMo talk radio before he went to Sacramento and made it big. He was a hoot then too. Did a bit where he talked about "uglo-Americans"... still laugh about that.
Posted by: MkY at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (5hF5V)


I only knew him once he was sort of local in Sacramento. He used to do one bit with liberals and a flushing toilet, I can't for the life of me remember what it was at the moment. I hope that all of his bits become available in the coming weeks/months.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (46GDR)

627 Exactly the same!

Screw Iowahawk. He has become a skinsuit.
Posted by: Loki, when is The Plan happening? at February 17, 2021 01:11 PM (KqiMr)

I'm not on The Twats but that reads like sarcasm to me...

Posted by: Vanya at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (gAFsE)

628 After Obama had apparently defeated conservatism forever in 2008, Rush was The Last Man Standing. He picked up the pieces and helped give us a Trump presidency eight years later. He himself helped prolong the life of our foundering Republic. God rest his soul in the New Jerusalem in the light of the Father and the Lamb for all eternity.

Posted by: fiatboomer at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (bYcNL)

629 One of the biggest things he turned me onto early on was when he would do mashups of the media all saying the exact same words which clued me into what a leftist borg it really was.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (r+sAi)

630 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (h89VN)

631 It's like when you hear a song and your brain substitutes the Weird Al lyrics.
Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021


***

To this day, when I hear "Our Love's in Jeopardy," I think of Weird Al's "I Lost on Jeopardy." Or Michael Jackson's "Beat It" turns into "Eat It."

"It doesn't matter if it's boiled or fried/ Just -- Eat It!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (yvr3o)

632 Damn, I'll miss you Rush! God rest your soul, you fought the good fight tirelessly and the world is a much poorer place without you.

Posted by: Pinochet's Sunglasses at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (Du681)

633 I had forgotten about the role Hyndes parents played. I do remember though Rush laughing about the royalty check.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (UGuYD)

634 I miss Trump so much
Posted by: It's me donna at February 17, 2021 12:51 PM (Zmnko)

Me, too, donna. For many good reasons, but also:
I fervently wish Trump was in the WH so that he could give a proper and national tribute to Rush.

Posted by: rhom6 at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (Z8gf9)

635 >>>Screw Iowahawk. He has become a skinsuit.
Posted by: Loki


He'll claim it's sarcasm, but this is what he does. He insults people then when he gets questioned on it, he says, "Oh, it's a joke." F him and his leftist friends.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire Disney at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (qoNQ/)

636 603 To grasp the man's talent, consider. Just try talking for three hours a day, every day, in an entertaining and engaging way.

I can barely manage 15 minutes a week, myself.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (Ve//x)

Ira Glass, of This American Life fame, spoke about Rush a few years back. He said that while he detested the man's opinions, he was one of the undisputed giants of the radio format. He pretty much said what you stated above; it's unbelievably hard to talk for three hours every day in a compelling, lucid, entertaining fashion. He also said that while it is impossible not to slip or say something that one would regret, it was amazing to think that Rush didn't do it more often than he might have, in Glass' opinion.

A once in a generation talent.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (4tiP2)

637 I just had a slight giggle thinking about Rush smoking a cigar with the founders...and schooling them. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (9Om/r)

638 I'm not an Iowahawk fan at this point but if that's his post it was honoring Rush . I'll accept it.

Posted by: C 137 at February 17, 2021 01:15 PM (2DOZq)

639 Yes, that's the way Rush told it. It was because of her parents' love for Rush that she allowed the use of the song.
Posted by: Lady in Black at February 17, 2021 01:10 PM (O+I8R)

IIRC Rush offered a donation to ASPCA and Chrissie agreed.

Chrissie Hynde tweeted last year her condolences for Rush's diagnosis and explained her dad was a big fan.

Posted by: Deep State 910 at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (qcmJn)

640 It honestly seems very fitting that Hannity is now the Republican Voice.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 12:56 PM (hsOar)


Actually, I think this is right. A dimwitted loudmouth with no original thought and no policy position except "vote harder!"

Sounds like the GOP to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (2JVJo)

641 Is there anybody else on the Right that we could *trust* to continue for him? Male or female? It would help if he/she had a good radio voice, but it's not essential.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (yvr3o)

Donald Trump would be an excellent host, because a Leftard's head would explode every time he picked up the phone and the caller said, "Hello, Mr. President."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (mzC78)

642 I prayed for my mom's health and healing from cancer day long every day for years up to the last second and breath of her life. It's so damned unyieldingly cold, you feel so ineffectual. All I could do was tell her I loved her and she was the best mom in the world as I watched her die.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (q54f8)

643 493 I've listened to Rush on and off since 1990. Whenever I needed a take on current events that wasn't crazy, I'd tune in.
The sanctimony and viciousness of the Left in coming days is going to be nauseating.
Hold your fire.
----
I'll be good, that way. Rush was the guy who really taught me how to win with facts, no matter the situation. Cowards who could never win an argument will jeer, and so prove their lack of worth. The few Lefties who made it past Snerdley back in the day failed to hold up in their childish arguments; yea verily he engaged to win them over as the Apostles spoke to the unbelievers.

Posted by: exdem13 at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (W+kMI)

644 Magnum Research Baby Eagle III POLY 9MM 4.43 15RD FS; 5.9 benjamins; https://bit.ly/3duycRA
Posted by: bonhomme at February 17, 2021 12:58 PM (UW2ZS)

Hate the safety location but otherwise, good CZ clone.

The CZ P-07 is better, IMO

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (ifmtJ)

645 What happens to the show, I wonder.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde


I'm sure Rush had contingency plans. He knew this day was coming.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (G0G8s)

646 All joking aside, I wonder if Steven Crowder might be the next step. I know he doesn't have the same pedigree or gravitas as Rush did, but he's nowhere near as established, byt he's kind of a Rush for the modern generation. Like Rush, he's funny, conservative, fearless, and utilizing the media of the times to reach listeners otherwise isolated from conservative viewpoints.

I like Crowder. His "Helter Stelter" music video about a certain CNN potato is the greatest and most disturbing thing I've ever seen. And his "Change My Mind" meme is permanently attached to the brains of even the hardest leftists.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)

647 SDF is the code for the Louisville Airport. Code taken from its former name - Standiford Field

Posted by: Doof at February 17, 2021 01:17 PM (mZUr4)

648 I liked the EIB parody of the Gitmo skool for the muzzies taught by Shabizz Shabazz or what ever his name is.

Muzzie: Do we hate the white or the whole wheat crackers?

Shabazz: Hate all Da Crakas!

Muzzies: Hate all the crackers, hate all the crackers!

Priceless.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 17, 2021 01:18 PM (R/m4+)

649 My dad got me listening to Rush in 1989. My dad and Rush were both upbeat, positive men with conservative values. My dad died in January. And now Rush in February.

Tough year so far.

Posted by: Wally at February 17, 2021 01:18 PM (9SA8w)

650 If anyone should by lying in state, it should be this guy.

Not the fake capitol police "riot" death........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 17, 2021 01:18 PM (vf0Uk)

651 Steyn is clearly the best. He's only good for about 1/2 hour though. Like Levin and guests, they wear on you after awhile.

Posted by: MkY at February 17, 2021 01:18 PM (5hF5V)

652 SDF is the code for the Louisville Airport. Code taken from its former name - Standiford Field
Posted by: Doof

***

Thanks, Doof. Having never flown into that airport and having little interest in airports in general, it was way too subtle for me.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:18 PM (hsOar)

653 I'm not an Iowahawk fan at this point but if that's his post it was honoring Rush .

Iowahawk has been trying to distance himself from politics since he moved to Austin. His big trademark now is "send in old photos of your (great) grandparents and I'll tell you they're posing with a 1915 Sefton Deluxe".

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 01:19 PM (ZGrMX)

654 I think this is appropriate to the moment, on a few levels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_QtO0Rhp0w
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 17, 2021 12:50 PM (0WKYs)
++++
+1, and excellent choice

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 01:19 PM (UZVEt)

655 Banana Dream,

You did good. That's exactly what your mom needed.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at February 17, 2021 01:19 PM (5HBd1)

656 641 Is there anybody else on the Right that we could *trust* to continue for him? Male or female? It would help if he/she had a good radio voice, but it's not essential.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 17, 2021 12:28 PM (yvr3o)

Donald Trump would be an excellent host, because a Leftard's head would explode every time he picked up the phone and the caller said, "Hello, Mr. President."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2021 01:16 PM (mzC7

Just to hear the words, "this is Don, from Palm Beach" would be enough to put me in stitches for the rest of the day.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (4tiP2)

657 Anyone trying to replace Rush has huge shoes to fill. He will have to have personality, intelligence, courage and confidence in himself and his convictions, skin of iron and an indomitable will to fight.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (UZVEt)

658 Trump needs to take over Rush's show.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (XxJt1)

659 Trump needs to take over Rush's show.
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (XxJt1)**

***

That really would be fantastic.

Posted by: Lysenko's Wonder Kulaks at February 17, 2021 01:21 PM (hsOar)

660 God has called in His loan. Another voice in the wilderness has fallen silent. Night cometh. Mega Dittos, el Rushbo. Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: goozer at February 17, 2021 01:21 PM (ra9Xu)

661 My Dad got me started back in the day on Rush and it was the thing I could leave and come back and nothing ever changed.

Driving around the Dakotas and the hinterlands of MN for work I could always count on those 3 hours being on the radio when little of anything else was.

The left better be careful...it was voices like his that were not instigating but teaching and educating us on the value of our political opinions...his faith that in the end that Conservatism and this Grand Country would win was something I bet many of us held on to. A soothing belief in American greatness in a sea of liberal and leftist hate.

Our soothing voices are leaving us one by one and if I was on the left I would beware...when the soothing words stop its actually time for action and it likely to be real hard and angry action.

Posted by: H Badger at February 17, 2021 01:22 PM (n/0Nw)

662 658 Trump needs to take over Rush's show.
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (XxJt1)


I can't think of anyone finer.

Posted by: Ladyl, Insurrectionist at February 17, 2021 01:23 PM (TdMsT)

663 Trump needs to take over Rush's show.
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (XxJt1)
==========

Brilliant idea!!! Not sure if anyone else but DJT could come close to Rush and his ability to "demonstrate absurdity by being absurd".

Posted by: Doof at February 17, 2021 01:23 PM (mZUr4)

664 I only saw IowaHawk's posts when someone else shared them, so I'm sure I was seeing the best of the best. But still, I saw enough to have reason to believe he was clever, funny, and thoughtful. That post about RBG and Rush was none of those things. It was like Brian Stelter and Joe Biden hacked his account and put their heads together to post something clever. It was idiotic, non-sensical, tone-deaf, and disgusting. It was not "honoring" to rush. It was dishonoring to himself. In summary, IowaHawk is a piece of shit and he can go fuck himself raw.

Posted by: Mad Max in VA at February 17, 2021 01:24 PM (3J5Re)

665 A couple of years ago, I parked my car at the grocery store & heard a radio blaring from a nearby truck. I rolled my eyes imagining the crap the 2 scruffy-looking, 20-something year old guys in the truck were raptly listening to. It turned out to be Rush. Gave me some hope for future generations.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at February 17, 2021 01:25 PM (R1NI2)

666 I remember when Rush's show would run again in the evenings on radio in Chicago. He replaced Tom Snyder's show, and I remember on Snyder's last show, he said, with dismay, "Who knows what will happen now?"
Thirty years of great conservative radio, that's what.


Posted by: JM in Florida at February 17, 2021 01:25 PM (HCeRP)

667 May Rush's passing remind us of our ephemeral human existence. He has been a great example for all, cherish those thoughts, remember him always and let us go forth to make this world a better place ...

Posted by: Contra1 at February 17, 2021 01:26 PM (43l09)

668 Anyone trying to replace Rush has huge shoes to
fill. He will have to have personality, intelligence, courage and
confidence in himself and his convictions, skin of iron and an
indomitable will to fight.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (UZVEt)


Mark Steyn.

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 17, 2021 01:26 PM (HCeRP)

669 Years ago, when doing electrical rough-in, we all used to listen to Rush at the job site. If we didn't have him on, some other tradesman did. Not the framers or the roofers though.

Posted by: The Itinerant Scotsman at February 17, 2021 01:34 PM (MFIrZ)

670 I'm not on The Twats but that reads like sarcasm to me...
Posted by: Vanya at February 17, 2021 01:14 PM (gAFsE)

My take on it, also.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 17, 2021 01:38 PM (mzC78)

671 I don't think there is any one person that could fill Rush's shoes.
Perhaps, for a while, they will keep using the guest hosts. My personal favorite is Mark Steyn. I think that Rush would like to use his platform as a springboard for the lesser known local/regional voices on the radio, who started out much like him.
Hannity is a hard no. I tired of Levin because of all of the shouting. Steyn has the best the temperament, logic, and delivery, IMHO.

Posted by: Thomas Alva Tesla at February 17, 2021 01:42 PM (xqmCG)

672 Steyn has the best the temperament, logic, and delivery, IMHO.
Posted by: Thomas Alva Tesla at February 17, 2021 01:42 PM (xqmCG)

His voice is absolutely grating.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:43 PM (49Dnm)

673 658 Trump needs to take over Rush's show.
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:20 PM (XxJt1)

Do you think he could? Mr. Trump is more of a TV guy than radio, IMHO.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:44 PM (49Dnm)

674 I followed Iowahawk for years, when he and I both lived in Iowa.

Trust me...that was sarcasm.

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:46 PM (XxJt1)

675 And there was a parody bit for him too.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:03 PM (49Dnm)


"Governor David Dinkins, Where Are You?", to the tune of "Car 54, Where Are You?"

It always cracked me up.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 17, 2021 01:46 PM (aommx)

676 I discovered Rush around 2004 about the same time I started lurking and commenting occasionally here at Ace of Spades. I used to tease my hubby that Rush was the only man I'd ever leave him for. As soon as Katherine started to speak today I said "Please don't say it." Loved listening to him and love reading all these amazing comments about him and his legacy. There was and will never be anyone like him and he is now in a much better place.

I've no desire to read or hear anything the demonic left has to spew about him. They can refer themselves to Witch Doctor's comment if they have a problem with that.

Godspeed, Rush. Thank for you everything.

Posted by: Dogmom29 at February 17, 2021 01:46 PM (8tjXv)

677 I plan to meet Rush someday, have a long conversation with lunch and a nice cigar or two. Same with my Mom, George Washington, etc.Love you, Rush.

Posted by: Mongerel at February 17, 2021 01:49 PM (LRslM)

678 I like Crowder. His "Helter Stelter" music video
about a certain CNN potato is the greatest and most disturbing thing
I've ever seen. And his "Change My Mind" meme is permanently attached
to the brains of even the hardest leftists.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 17, 2021 01:17 PM (ZGrMX)


Correct me if I'm wrong, but Crowder has some kind of deal with Beck's BlazeTV. I don't think he's directly working for him, but that it's some kind of distribution deal.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 17, 2021 01:50 PM (aommx)

679 Catch Thirty-thr33, I have no doubt Trump could handle radio. And I suspect it would be next to impossible for him to get a TV show now.

It just seems to make perfect sense. If not PDJT, who?

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:51 PM (XxJt1)

680 Mus' be a nood somewhere.

*goes looking*

Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:54 PM (XxJt1)

681 The absolute best. When I heard Katherine's voice today I was gutted. I kept wondering, how is Mark Steyn going to follow this today? It is so wonderful to listen to all the clips of Rush over the years today. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at February 17, 2021 01:54 PM (Kh9rg)

682 679 Catch Thirty-thr33, I have no doubt Trump could handle radio. And I suspect it would be next to impossible for him to get a TV show now.

It just seems to make perfect sense. If not PDJT, who?
Posted by: creeper at February 17, 2021 01:51 PM (XxJt1)

But even Mr. Limbaugh was adamant about this. TV and radio are different. I can just about hear him talking about this in my head even now. But yes, you are right, Mr. Trump is PNG in this country now. And that's ridiculous.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:54 PM (49Dnm)

683 Deny the left the oxygen they so desperately desire. Don't read them, don't retweet them, don't publish them. Let them stew in their rancor and bile.

We honor Rush by doing what he would do - go out and fight every day you are able.

Posted by: NAB at February 17, 2021 01:56 PM (3sHsl)

684 462 I remember hearing Rush saying he didn't like doing the TV show, as it was a lot less spontaneous and everything had to be planned out in advance.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 17, 2021 12:55 PM (E+OcO)

This is one of the reasons I would listen to his show. He would talk about the inside baseball here, or about his cat, or trying to kill a mouse in Sacramento, or the ins and outs of football. I never swung a golf club but his discussions on golf were great, as were his deep dives into the world of cigars.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at February 17, 2021 01:58 PM (49Dnm)

685 I.will.miss.Rush.forever....
But.I.will.never.forget him...

Posted by: Gonzotx at February 17, 2021 01:59 PM (0WEXg)

686 It's up to us. It always has been. Thanks Rush for clearing a path. We won't give up.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 17, 2021 02:28 PM (hKi6n)

687 I listened to Rush since October 1988. He was a Lion of a Conservative. It is time we ALL BECOME LIONS! He will be sorely missed, may the Holy Spirit comfort his wife, his family and his listeners. And may his enemies get their just reward.

Posted by: OHIO Conservative at February 17, 2021 02:33 PM (1Yuo3)

688 I still remember EXACTLY where I was when I heard his first words on his national radio show. God's loan was called.

Posted by: Don at February 17, 2021 03:28 PM (mwDnq)

689 Very sad.... and a huge loss for the conservative movement.

Rush's secret weapon was embodied in an expression he used to use all the time ... "Be Of Good Cheer". That was his magic, the ability to be kind and good natured and funny - while also shining a spotlight on how wrong and dangerous leftism was to all of us. No one can ever replace him.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at February 17, 2021 03:32 PM (GMR0L)

690 what an awful year it has been.

Posted by: you gotta be shittin me pyle at February 17, 2021 03:36 PM (XEaSF)

691 I have a proposal 4 the Horde. I haven't seen anyone else suggest this yet, but I haven't looked very closely thru the comments either. So, forgive me if I'm stealing anyone thunder here. My proposal: Since we can all pretty much agree the Grand Old Party has rotted into the Glaringly Obsolete Party & anyone with more than two brain cells remaining in their cabeza knows it's time to tell them to kiss our collective asses goodbye for all eternity, then the time has come to start a third party and weed out the corruptocrats currently infesting our republic. Now, we'll need a name 4 that third party; a name that encapsulates our philosophy, our determination, and our demands. I suggest we name it "The Rush Party".
At this very moment every degenerate mental misfit on the left is singing and dancing on Rush's corpse before it's even cold thinking they've finally rid themselves of him forever. Nah-ah. We name the party for Rush and shove it in their fucking faces every fucking day 4 the rest of their miserable fucking lives. No single man in this country deserves it more. It will be a fitting and lasting tribute to him as our thanks. Get this trending. Rush 2022 Rush 2024 Rush 2026 ...

Posted by: JC1 at February 17, 2021 04:52 PM (nkMqf)

692 Limbaugh: The Republican Party Is 'Embarrassed' Of Its Christian, Pro-Gun, Anti-Abortion Base
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js2I5M742UI

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at February 17, 2021 09:36 PM (FBrfY)

693 RIP, Rush. You are likely the lucky one.

Posted by: Deplorably Bonnie Blue says TRUMP WON and MAGA DITTOS, RUSH at February 17, 2021 10:11 PM (BNMel)

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