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TZIPPY
Now THAT's funny.  I'm sure he makes some good points or he wouldn't be on the air.  Everyone does from time to time. Heck we even agree on one thing as we are both Pittsburgh Steelers fans.  I just want to see him SHOW me something that's all. Get from behind the mike and come talk to the people.  It would make his show much better in my opinion. 

posted by growler on July 24, 2010 at 6:42 AM | link to this | reply

wow, I feel like I walked right into a tornado, but I am so glad I did

and since everyone seems to have an opinion, so do I.

before I say anything let me say that the color of anyone's skin does not matter to me at all. BUT the actions of human beings matters.

as for the Rush man, i actually worked with him in KFI radio station in Los angeles, long time ago. (not directly because I was in the newsroom and he was in teh studio )He is not the most pleasant man in the world, but he does have a lot of news that you will NEVER hear in our regular media, and he does bring up some very good points. So he is worth listening to, but

I dont listen to him lol

posted by Tzippy on July 24, 2010 at 12:41 AM | link to this | reply

Corbin
I know that you didn't say that I called Limbaugh a racist.  But not everyone would read it that way.  But I wanted to make it clear that I'm not judging anyone here on the color of their skin. 

posted by growler on July 23, 2010 at 9:36 AM | link to this | reply

growler

´ I take the radio personalities with a grain of salt. All in all I look for how they consider issues. BC-A, Bill’s RJLst

posted by BC-A on July 23, 2010 at 6:04 AM | link to this | reply

Re:
Taps....you were married to Rush, too? LOL!

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 23, 2010 at 2:49 AM | link to this | reply

I'm enjoying the conversation.....
Who said you said he was a racist......I didn't.  I wasn't trying to imply anything in what I said........you have every right to think about Rush what you will.........I certainly expressed my disdain for Keith Obey.......

There are times I have to e-mail him and express my thoughts on how he says something.....but the bottom line is he became and still is a beacon and source of information for 18 million listeners a week.  He's not a politician, he's an entertainer and as such,  sorry to fall back on such an old cliche'...."You either love him or you hate him".  

But I have to admit that I seldom reference him here because there are so many of the progressive bent or who are apolitical that it always results in a negative outcome.   How many time do we read comments like....."I don't go to the news and Politics topic." 

Hey...you and I don't have to agree on much....but I appreciate whole paragraphs without being called a name or belittled......one becomes accustomed to such antics  and keeps  their defenses up.

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 23, 2010 at 2:47 AM | link to this | reply

RedStatesman
Calm down.  This is a discussion not an argument.  Let me ask you something.  Has the world become a better place for blacks AND whites since the Civil Rights movement?  I would say it has, because more people have rights that they didn't have before. And don't equate Gay and Lesbian Rights and Drug Rights and the right to bare arms as the Civil Rights that these men and women, black AND white fought and DIED for.  They are not the same.  The Civil Rights that they fought for has benefitted everyone.  Except black businesses who lost out in integration. Wasn't Jackson and Sharpton a part of that?  So if the world and our country is better off because of the movement isn't it better off for YOU?  Jackson and Sharpton do or did have congregations at one time or another in Chicago. Sharpton still does.  Jackson did the euology at Jackie Robinson's funeral.  It doesn't matter if Limbaugh is a talk show host.  If he's going to talk the talk then he has to walk the walk just like you, me and everyone else no matter what our profession.  We have a news anchor here in Washington D.C. whose husband is my Pastuer(and a state Senator I might add) and she does many things for the church and community. What if she said "All I am is a news anchor?"  Even Hall of Fame football players Darrell Green and Art Monk have shown me more than Limbaugh.  I just want him to SHOW me something.  You still haven't told me what he's DONE.  And don't use talk show radio host as an excuse.  Now calm down man.  I'm your brother not the enemy.

posted by growler on July 22, 2010 at 10:05 PM | link to this | reply

I must say that I thought you voiced your opinions here very well and that you have a right to say what you think without being jumped on for saying it.  I'm afraid that I have a bit of aversion to Rush Limbaugh, but I think it is because his ways and his manner of presence and speaking remind me of my ex-husband. 

posted by TAPS. on July 22, 2010 at 9:36 PM | link to this | reply

Comparing

You are way off base here. You are comparing Rush Limbaugh to Sharpton and Jackson? Do I have this correct? That is comparing apples to oranges. Rush Limbaugh is a talk show host, look at what Corbin wrote below. Jackson and Sharpton are not talk show hosts. Okay, since we are on this media stream, what has Katie Couric done for anyone? What has any media person done for you or I? NOTHING! Jackson and Sharpton show up at every "event" to march or whatever. You are comparing two things that are completely different. Al and Jesse are reverends, correct? Of what church, I have never been able to figure that out, nevertheless Al and Jesse have done plenty for African Americans in this nation. Notice I said African Americans. What have they done for a white 49 year old male? Ha, see where I am coming from here. You stated what has Rush done for people. Al and Jesse did plenty for black but black are not all people are they?  As a white man, what has Rush done for me? Not a damn thing! I have had my political beliefs all of my life before there was a Rush Limbaugh. As Corbin said, do I agree with Rush all the time, hell no. I have been more correct about things than Rush has been. Do I agree with Al and Jesse...NO! I remember all too well Jesse's run for the WH.

I have a certain set of beliefs and no one diverts me from those beliefs. They are conservative beliefs and I have an extremely short list of people who have identified with my hard line conservative beliefs. I see it as a conservative vs liberal beliefs not race. I have support Alan Keyes since the 1980's, I have supported J.C. Watts and many more nationally known blacks and local as well but they must identify with my conservative beliefs which hussein obama was never a choice for me. He is liberal/socialist and communist. Three things that I will always fight against. Are Al and Jesse liberal? Of course they are! It has nothing to do with race and I have yet to see one person from the media do anything for anybody so I do not understand your argument here. Do you think for one moment I actually believe a rich politician or media hosts knows what it is like to be me? You must expand the mind growler.  

posted by RedStatesMan on July 22, 2010 at 9:23 PM | link to this | reply

I KEEP SCREWING THIS UP
I don't recall saying that Limbaugh is a racist.  I don't know the man.  And I don't judge people by their media image. It's not for me to get or not get.  It's his show so it's for him to get me.  If he is your cup of tea fine.  I'm not into that liberal-conservative stuff.  Labels aren't my thing.  Come at me as a human being. Nothing else.  And SHOW me something that you do, don't tell me.  Actions speak louder than words.

posted by growler on July 22, 2010 at 7:31 PM | link to this | reply

Well said, Growler. We must be willing to listen to others both to
absorb others' thoughts and for our thoughts to be receptive.

posted by Straightforward on July 22, 2010 at 7:29 PM | link to this | reply

AND IF I DID I'M SORRY....

posted by growler on July 22, 2010 at 7:26 PM | link to this | reply

WHERE DID I SAY THAT LIMBAUGH WAS RACIST?

posted by growler on July 22, 2010 at 7:24 PM | link to this | reply

I listen to Limbaugh every chance I get, and I have never heard the man utter a single racist, hateful or stupid word. Do I always agree with him? Of course not. I'm a conservative; I think for myself.  In spite of the attempted portrayal as all of us being mind numbed robots...we're not.  You'll find that out in about 102 days

But Limbaugh, by methods that are insightful, satiric, raucously funny and wise, provides red-staters one of the best voices talking about first principles and policy in the country today.  When he started 20 odd years ago there was no place for a conservative to feel at home.  He was the first to bring the news that wasn't reported on the big 3 (pre-cable era)  He was a warm fireplace on a cold winter of discontent.....many cold winters.

He acted a a bibliography of information of what was happening in and to America....and the numbers speak for themselves...you could add up every liberal-progressive show  since Limbaugh started 2 decades ago and their total audiences would add up to one year of his......

We get it and you don't....no big deal.  I get ill just thinking of Keith Obey-the-man.  To each his own.  Besides,  I don't want you guys to listen, you might start taking notes!

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 22, 2010 at 7:13 PM | link to this | reply

OK I EXPECTED THIS

First, I HAVE heard Limbaugh speak.  He has always seemed to bring the negative to his conversations to me.  Why do you think that I wasn't surprised about the whole Donovan McNabb affair? I have never seen or heard of him doing anything where people said, "Hey Rush Limbaugh did that for this group.  He's a really nice guy."  Even you guys haven't said that.

Now, Sharpton and Jackson have done some good things FOR people.  Maybe not the ones some may want them to, but they have.  The young Jesse Jackson was front and center in the Civl Rights movement and Sharpton has done his fair share in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in Chicago, other major cities and Haiti.  Do you really think that Jackson would have even be considered a Presidential candidate in 1984 if he had not done SOMETHING for the people.  Remember, Jackson was with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was assassinated.  King didn't hang out with those who weren't for the cause.  People forget that and part of it is Jackson's fault.  If anything I would say he is a man who has an ego, just like Limbaugh, but the game has changed and Jackson hasn't changed with it.  And like I posted, I don't agree with everything that they say or Dick Gregory for that matter, but I do know that they have some track record of doing good for people other than those who agree with them.  They have tried to unite at one time or another. 

So tell me what Limbaugh has done which says that he cares about all Americans.  More important SHOW me.

posted by growler on July 22, 2010 at 5:49 PM | link to this | reply

if you don't listen to him.....
how do you know what he says or does....and as far as fanning the flames......Jesse and Al burn it up all the time.

posted by Corbin_Dallas on July 22, 2010 at 4:28 PM | link to this | reply

First, I would like to say that my following comments are not pro Limbaugh or anti Limbaugh.

Okay, give me examples of when Limbaugh has given the impression he does not care or he is only for HIS America?

What has Jackson done to show you he cares?

 

Just playing devil's advocate here. 

posted by RedStatesMan on July 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM | link to this | reply

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