Hmm… let’s focus on a journalist’s personal life… why don’t we start with the one who made this proposal? But before we do that, as for me, I’m a sinful-ginful… never been arrested, no traffic tickets, but I did have a judgement (for less than 5Gs). In short, I have NO felonies, misdemeanours, moving violations, or major judgements against me. I owe less than 20 Gs total in debt… that’s all folks. No divorces, no affairs, and no “love children”. Perfect? HELL, NO… and I’m the first to tell you that (trust me, all of us have shit on our plates, and those who claim otherwise are arrant liars). However, Mr Limbaugh got on his moral high horse… how does his personal life stack up? After all, journalists are repsonsible to their public for their foibles…. the Great Rush has spoken!
Firstly, Rush claims to be a great patriot, more patriotic than all the rest of us. Interestingly enough, Rush REFUSED to serve in the forces in the Vietnam War. He turned 18 in 1969, so, if he were the super patriot that he claims that he is, he would’ve signed up immediately and VOLUNTEERED for combat duty. Rather, he spent two semesters in college, his grades stank, and he dropped out because he “flunked everything” according to his mother. He claims that he had a Pilonidal cyst… a growth on the arse that’s easily removed surgically. Poor baby! He screams about his support for the notional “War on Terror“, yet his personal philosphy is, “I REFUSE to serve, let some other poor dumb bastard die for the country”. Great, ain’t he?
Secondly, Rush has been married FOUR times. That means that he’s unable to honour personal commitments. Oh, yes, one of his marriages (his third) was officiated at Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. If Mr Thomas attended one of Rush’s weddings, that’s one thing, but to officiate at it’s quite another. Interesting, no? He said, “We conservatives are never stronger than when we are advancing our principles”. Then, that means, by his own standard, that he’s a weak man, because he has NO principles. No principled man would have three divorces. ‘Nuff said…
Thirdly, Rush is a pill popper. He had to make a plea agreement with John Law… that is, he was offered leniency because of his connections and his wealth (don’t forget, he comes from a family of lawyers and judges). He’s been caught with pain pills and Viagra… and he claims to be against drug abuse! He said, “Unlike our liberal friends, who are constantly looking for new words to conceal their true beliefs and are in a perpetual state of reinvention, we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals”. By the way, Rush has his lawyer comment about his drug abuse, whilst he slinks silently in the shadows. That’s his definition of “unapologetic”.
This is how low the GOP has fallen. I’m thinking in particular of a friend who’s a self-described “Javits Republican”. Such people are the ones most hurt by such foolishness. These brainless Radicals (don’t forget, Rush’s mother said he “flunked everything”) have hijacked the Republican Party, and I fear that they won’t be stopped until they wreck it completely. Remember, “Greed is Good”, “The Race Goes to the Swiftest”, and the “Invisible Hand of the Market”. Even Pat Buchanan‘s appalled at this lot. Yet, they’ve become the face of the Republican Party in our time. One last thing… Rush attacked Michael Steele and forced him to recant criticisms in public. I’ll say this, Michael Steele served his country, Rush did NOT. Which one would YOU trust?
I wonder if a particular priest still has a link up to Rush’s scurvy website on his site… perspirn’ minds wanna know (why would a bishop allow that?)…
Thursday 19 January 2012