Archive for Thursday, October 15, 2009

Group drops Limbaugh

Involvement in bid to buy Rams halted

October 15, 2009


St. Louis — Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams.

Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a bid led by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts, but Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh’s participation had complicated the effort. The group will move forward without him.

Checketts said he will have no further comment on the bid process.

Limbaugh said on his radio show earlier Wednesday that he had been inundated with e-mails from listeners who supported him in the bid.

“This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.

“Therefore, this is about the future of the United States of America and what kind of country we’re going to have.”

Limbaugh’s bid ran into opposition from within the image-conscious NFL on Tuesday when Colts owner Jim Irsay said he would vote against the radio personality. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the commentator’s “divisive” comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

The league tries to avoid getting snared in controversial issues outside sports, which has caused Limbaugh trouble in the past. In 2003, he was forced to resign from ESPN’s Sunday night football broadcast after saying of Philadelphia’s Donovan McNabb: “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”

A league source said Limbaugh was “very unhappy” when informed he was being dropped from the bid.

The move was hailed by the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the most vocal critics of Limbaugh’s bid.

“It is a moral victory for all Americans — especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh,” Sharpton said in a statement. “This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports.”


Crabtree to debut Oct. 25

Santa Clara, Calif. — Michael Crabtree will make his NFL debut in his home state as planned.

The San Francisco 49ers’ rookie wide receiver is set to take the field for the first time at Houston on Oct. 25 following the team’s bye week.

“That’s my first game home, so I’m very excited about the opportunity to play at home,” Crabtree said Wednesday.

Coach Mike Singletary said when Crabtree signed last week he expected Crabtree to be ready by next weekend.

Lions QB Stafford practices

Allen Park, Mich. — Matt Stafford took his first step toward returning from a knee injury. The Detroit Lions quarterback now has to wait to see if he took it too soon. Stafford returned to practice Wednesday after missing Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh with a knee injury. It’s not clear whether he has a shot at playing against Green Bay (2-2) this weekend.

Vick declines offer

Oakland, Calif. — A Bay Area pit bull advocacy group says Michael Vick has declined an invitation to visit eight of his former dogs this weekend when the Philadelphia Eagles are in town to play the Oakland Raiders. The group BAD RAP (Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls) told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it extended the invitation through the Eagles to Vick last week to view his former dogs that were part of the dog fighting operation at Bad Newz Kennels in southeastern Virginia.


France first hall inductee

Charlotte, N.C. — NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. has been selected as the first inductee of the sport’s Hall of Fame. France formed the National Association for Stock Car Racing in 1947 and headlines the inaugural class of five for the Hall.

Also joining the Hall in next year’s induction ceremony is Bill France Jr., who took over for his father as head of NASCAR in 1972. He spent nearly 30 years running the family business. Also selected were Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR’s two seven-time Cup champions, and Junior Johnson.


U.S. ties Costa Rica

Washington — Jonathan Bornstein headed in a corner kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Costa Rica on Wednesday night that put Honduras in next year’s World Cup. Bryan Ruiz scored twice in a four minute-span midway through the first half to give Costa Rica a 2-0 lead, but Michael Bradley cut the U.S. deficit in the 72nd minute.


Rangers, Jaramillo to part

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers are looking for a new hitting coach after Rudy Jaramillo turned down their offer to return in 2010. Jaramillo had been with the club since 1995.


Binghamton coach punished

Binghamton, N.Y. — Binghamton basketball coach Kevin Broadus has been placed on an indefinite paid leave of absence. Interim athletic director James Norris said the decision announced Wednesday was reached after discussions with university president Lois DeFleur and vice president James Van Voorst.


Czech player banned

London — Czech player Ivo Minar was banned for eight months on Wednesday after testing positive for a banned substance following a Davis Cup match. A sample taken after the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Argentine on July 11 contained the banned stimulant methylhexanamine, the International Tennis Federation said.


Allenby apologizes to Kim

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. — Robert Allenby said Wednesday he has apologized to Anthony Kim about his comments after losing to the American in the Presidents Cup, and both golfers said the issue was over.

After their singles match Sunday, Allenby was quoted as saying his friends saw Kim returning to his hotel room at 4 a.m. that morning, and the Australian referred to him as the “loosest cannon in that team.”


rbwaa 8 years, 4 months ago

“This is not about the NFL, it’s not about the St. Louis Rams, it’s not about me,” Limbaugh said. “This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country, wherever you find them, in the media, the Democrat Party, or wherever, to destroy conservatism, to prevent the mainstreaming of anyone who is prominent as a conservative.

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!

BigPrune 8 years, 4 months ago

Now he will sue the major media outlets for reporting that he is a racist because they didn't fact check their stories.

jayhawklawrence 8 years, 4 months ago

I have issues with Obama. I don't think he is business friendly enough and I don't think he understands real business very well.

It is okay to keep banks from going under and gigantic financial institutions, but keep in mind that these companies are parasitic. They live off of those companies that actually produce. If the parasites take over the body dies.

That being said, what is the alternative. Most congressmen are lawyers and salesmen who never created anything. They are also closer to parasites.

That being said; people like Limbaugh and the state of the Republican Party force me to want to vote against them. They are not currently a valid alternative.

That is sad.

ivalueamerica 8 years, 4 months ago

Group drops Limbaugh

A headline we are likely to start seeing more often as he spirals off the deep end.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

Disregarding everything Tom says, the groups dropping Limbaugh is not reverse discrimination. It's simply Limbaugh throwing the race card and playing the victim so that people like Tom will parrot the party line, saying poor little Rushie.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

I actually wish Limbaugh would have been able to remain. It sounds like one of the conditions of doing so would have been for him to knock off the crazy talk. If he would have been able to knock it off, it would be good for everyone and good for civil discourse in this country although there are certainly others who would pick up the slack. If he wouldn't have been able to refrain, he would have been bounced out in disgrace. As it stands, he can claim to be a martyr, just like Tom Shewmon is making him out to be.

staff04 8 years, 4 months ago

I can't help but think of private country clubs when I think of this...if they don't want to let a black guy in, conservatives will defend them to the mattress on the basis that it is a private group (whether it really is or not). In this case, replace "black guy" with "a-hole," and suddenly it's an attack on the a-hole when the elite club doesn't want to let him in.

And Tom, please seek help.

georgeofwesternkansas 8 years, 4 months ago

Liberals want to control the world. They are one step closer now. Hope they like you....

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

Staff, what you say is true to a degree. It is an exclusive club. On the other hand, the NFL owners are all about filling stadiums and selling TV rights. If the fans numbers decrease, it hits them right in the wallet and some of the smaller market franchises would suffer the most, so, unlike a private club, there is some concern over public opinion.

daddax98 8 years, 4 months ago

"What would the left say if an ultra-liberal had been banned from buying into a franchise? Where would you stand then? Totally out of line from the left!"

MLB wouldn't let Mark Cuban by the Cubs as a matter of fact they basically told him to not even bother bidding. I didn't hear any uproar from the right in that case

somedude20 8 years, 4 months ago

TomShewmon (Tom Shewmon) says… "Textbook example of reverse discrimination. This is all part of the new thuggish atmosphere fostered by this administration and their paranoid Hitler-ish behavior."

Chief, you are so far out their! First, it is NOT a right to own or be part owner of an NFL team. Rush makes far too many crazy remarks (like yourself) that would bring much embarrassment to the NFL and hurt their brand. You see, the NFL fines owners anytime they say or do anything that hurts the league because it hurts the brand. Rush could not even last a month on ESPN talking about football without being fired for his remarks

rbwaa 8 years, 4 months ago

tom says: "The NFL is probably going to lose favor with much of their audience over this. Rush will only be more successful than ever on EB."

ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!

blindrabbit 8 years, 4 months ago

Limbaugh's potential involvement in the Ram's reminds me of another situation that occurred years ago in baseball. The Cincinnati Reds baseball team was owned by the racially challenged Marge Schott who was legitimately beaten by the press and public. She later somewhat changed and cleaned-up her image. I cannot perceive Rush having the backbone to do so; he is too egotistical and arrogant.

Maybe I'm wrong, but I think this ownership issue was a ploy anyway to create a story to prop-up his sagging popularity. Rush no doubt sees his prote'ge' Glenn Beak in his rear view mirror.

georgiahawk 8 years, 4 months ago

This is the final straw! I have been blind up to now! The liberals are holding down one too many rich guys! I bet he is even having a hard time getting all of his pills and we as Anmericans should not tolerate this! Rush, Beck, Hannity, Tom, Marion, please do all you guys can to save the America that we grew up in! Without you all, the moral compass will be destroyed!

Jack Brooks 8 years, 4 months ago

All you right-wing fanatics do realize the government had NOTHING to do with this, right? This was purely a private business matter bowing to social pressure (i.e., the market).

georgiahawk 8 years, 4 months ago

brooksjjj, don't bother me with facts now that I have converted!

jimmyjms 8 years, 4 months ago

The right in this country is in such a froth that they're not even able to make a cogent argument.

It's a free market, and a free country; Limbaugh has every right to make a run at the team...

...just as the group has every right to include or exclude whomever it wishes.

Talking about "reverse discrimination" makes you look retarded, although that's not very difficult for some of the regulars here.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@Liberty_One: Well said at 1122.

@Tom: I stand by what I wrote at 0858, regardless of how much you rant, froth at the mouth, and parrot the party line.

jonas_opines 8 years, 4 months ago

Well, it seems that some believe in the efficacy of free choice in the free market only so far.

Show your true colors, Muse of Hypocrisy.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 4 months ago

Let’s just look at the education of some of the leading liberal and conservative commentators :

Keith Olberman: Graduated with a BS in communication at Cornell at the age of 16

Chris Matthews: Masters in Economics from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Rachel Maddow: Doctor of philosophy in political science at Oxford

Rush Limbaugh: college dropout (two semesters)

Sean Hannity: college dropout

Glenn Beck: college dropout (one semester)

jimmyjms 8 years, 4 months ago

"Put quite simply, this is the 'soup de jour' for today's liberal––-squelching freedom of speech–-only if you're a conservative."

Provide an example, please. Because if you're claiming this story as an example, you haven't a clue as to what you're talking about.

jaywalker 8 years, 4 months ago

"Oh, and let's not forget that we're dealing with Rush Limbaugh: a hypocritical drug addict with three failed marriages (one, ironically, to “Michelle Sixta, a college student and usherette at the Kansas City Royals Stadium Club.”), no family, and quite possibly, a penchant for third world “sexcapades” with underage partners"

How in the name of Jimminy Cricket do his marriages factor in here? How is his marriage to Sixta "ironic"? And nice smear w/ the underage partners nonsense. Geez, Agno, got a little somethin' ridin' up uncomfortably today? Pathetic attempt at any kind of point.

Richard Heckler 8 years, 4 months ago

According to morning radio news his racist attitudes did him in...

Smart move I'd say.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

TS says... "The whitehouse's website being used as a propaganda tool against Fox News"

You've got that backwards, Tom. The White House website is being utilized to fight propaganda, this time of the FNC flavor. To call FNC a news channel is incorrect. They even admitted as much when their exec blasted back that the WH doesn't know the difference between news and opinion.

cleavageview 8 years, 4 months ago

To TheGreatSantini,

Michael Vick served his time and has turned over a new leaf. Rush Limbaugh blamed his maid when he was found with prescription drugs that were illegally obtained. I think I see racism all right....

stuckinthemiddle 8 years, 4 months ago

this is stunningly ridiculous:

"Textbook example of reverse discrimination. This is all part of the new thuggish atmosphere fostered by this administration and their paranoid Hitler-ish behavior."

oh brother...

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@flock, re your 1434: You've got to remember that Tom's writings do little except parrot what they're supposed to. He has so much as admitted that his posts are nothing but vitriol against "any liberal agenda." Even if you're right, which you are, you won't hear any agreement in his writings.

I'm of the opinion that his posts are intended to do little more than offend posters with a viewpoint other than his (left of 25% right of center, 0 being the middle). The posts do that quite well, so in effect his goal is continually met ---- unfortunately.

slowplay 8 years, 4 months ago

re. Tom Shewmon

Having lost a grandfather and grand uncle to the horrors of Hitler's camps, you don't know how truly offensive his comments are. Either Tom is totally ignorant of Hitler's insanity or just doesn't have any compassion about the slaughter of millions of human beings.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@slowplay, re your 1514: You also must truly wonder when his writings rabidly support an entertainer who presents himself in a Nazi-esque uniform on the cover. Take a look at the cover of Beck's latest drivel:

jimmyjms 8 years, 4 months ago

"Well, then there is Anita Dunn, comm. director for the whitehouse, publicly declaring war on Fox News. The whitehouse's website being used as a propaganda tool against Fox News. Really? Obama and his ilk are going at it with a news channel.

Get a clue dude."

Look at the sad little man. You're high, right? I mean, there has to be an explanation....

Fox News is not a news channel. Pick up a paper sometime. Get a clue, dude.

kugrad 8 years, 4 months ago

shewmon, the "race baiters" are Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.

There is NO QUESTION as to whether or not his remarks are frequently racially divisive. NO QUESTION as to whether or not he is a regular race-baiter. That's how he makes his money. He is a professional race-baiter.

No conspiracy is required to make Rush appear racist; he makes a living doing it himself!

ferrislives 8 years, 4 months ago

Decide for yourself: Top 10 Racist Limbaugh Quotes (with sources):

consistant racist rhetoric = no job in the NFL

He should have learned that with what happened when he worked for ESPN:

Limbaugh said "I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well," Limbaugh said. "There is a little hope invested in McNabb, and he got a lot of credit for the performance of this team that he didn't deserve. The defense carried this team."

McNabb responded to the Philadelphia Daily News with "It's sad that you've got to go to skin color. I thought we were through with that whole deal."

In one moment, he wants black people to act like race isn't an issue, and they shoud all fit into society. And then he proceeds to constantly point them out as being different. He didn't judge McNabb on his playing alone, only his race. He just can't help it in all honesty.

The NFL is a business, not part of the government. So they have every right in a capitalist society to decide who they accept as owners of teams. If you don't like that fact, then move to a fascist society somewhere.

It's funny that those constantly complaining that capitalism isn't support by the "liberals" then proceed to blame company owners when things don't go there way. What hypocrites.

Tom, you never responded to slowplay's post, which I thought was very admirable and to the point.

ferrislives 8 years, 4 months ago

Tom, he has freedom of speech, and the NFL has the legal right to deny him a role in their company.

bad_dog 8 years, 4 months ago

"But not an elected race-baiter. So BFD. To hell with freedom of speech, right kugrad.?"

Well there's your justification people. What were we thinking?

So if we elect Rush as Linwood's Dog Catcher, does he then have to behave?

Limbaugh for Linwood 2012

Slogan: A vote for Limbaugh = A vote for silence.

I predict a landslide victory!

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 4 months ago

Go figure.

Words have consequences. Rush has made a lot of money with his right wing vitriol. Not even his earned money is enough to buy him the company of, let alone the respect of, NFL owners.

It is good to see that what words one uses has consequences. Good for the NFL for holding Rush's words as consequential.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 8 years, 4 months ago

The real problem here is that puss bimbo could not get any athletic gear company to make helments red with swastikas on them and jack boots for football shoes.

Study your history. This creep is a Nazi. I hope the country wakes up before the klan and the nazi party manage to shove their right-wing theology down people's throats. Remember, the nazis and facists are extreme right wing zealots. Josef Goebbels told his people to "tell the people anything you want as long as you keep them entertained"

Puss Bimbo = "entertainer" (???)

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 4 months ago

Limbaugh is the first to cry "foul" when "the race card" is used by those with whom he disagrees.

His record of statements indicates that he is quick to consider race (the McNabb comment and others).

Big surprise! Limbaugh is a hypocrite.

Why on earth would Rush want to be a part of an organization that, according to his own words, supports affirmative action for black players and engages in reverse discrimination against the "smart, blue-collar" white players?

jimmyjms 8 years, 4 months ago

"Why would Obama send his comm. director lackey, Dunn out to spend 10 minutes on national airwaves to denounce and declare war on them. "

slapping head

Do you know what a "communications director" does?

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 4 months ago

I find it hilarious that Limbaugh would be an embarrassment to the NFL.

There is nothing more mainstream american than football, and the american mainstream has told Limbaugh to take a hike.

Limbaugh's bilious, right-wing lies might appeal to 10% or so of the population, but the NFL appeals to a broad section of american populace.

Mainstream america has spoken, and it has said that they reject Limbaugh.

The free market is working as it should.

kugrad 8 years, 4 months ago

shewmon, you troll, did you make that little retort up all by yourself?

Is putting words in other people's mouths your preferred method of argument? Free speech has nothing to do with it. Rush has free speech, that is why no one with any sense wants him to own an NFL franchise. He talked himself out of it.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

TS says...

"Rush has a case."

Nope. His "accusers" have the tapes. And he has?

Case closed. He may find out what it costs when you file a frivolous lawsuit, not that it will put a scratch on his money clip.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 4 months ago

"Open question to everyone: Would your opinion of this matter be any different if this were a bid to buy a Major League Baseball team since MLB enjoys an antitrust exemption? "

You are implying that the NFL is violating anti-trust laws by threatening to bar Limbaugh from ownership, I assume.

This idea might carry water had Limbaugh's group tried to purchase the Rams over the objection of ownership, but it would be a legal stretch. The NFL as a corporation has board members (owners), voting rules, and procedures like any other corporation. Applying anti-trust to force a purchase in this case would set precedent that the corporate decisions-making process could be challenged in court..

Instead, the group solved the problem by simply dropping Limbaugh from the group of purchasers. No anti-trust laws necessary in this case.

Certainly, verbal threats do not constitute violation of anti-trust law.

tomatogrower 8 years, 4 months ago

Rush could have gotten the players some good drugs.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

TS says...

"Sorry, no they don't. They've not been produced, 'cause they don't have them. The only thing they have is the McNabb comment. Again, they have nothing to back up their slanderous sewer water."

Ummm, he tapes all of his shows, Tom. Never mind that the other party to a suit would be able to produce them and more, as others have pointed out, in a case. I'm thinking he wouldn't want to put himself before that and some activist judge.

Though, I say, follow Tom's advice - PLEASE go there, Limbaugh. The wonder that is Limbaugh might actually unravel ever so beautifully.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@Tom: slowplay (Anonymous) wrote…

re. Tom Shewmon "Having lost a grandfather and grand uncle to the horrors of Hitler's camps, you don't know how truly offensive his comments are. Either Tom is totally ignorant of Hitler's insanity or just doesn't have any compassion about the slaughter of millions of human beings."

There are two questions here to which you've not responded. You're leaving everyone with the assumption that all of slowplay's comment is accurate. Would you care to comment without ranting? Somehow, I think that's beyond your writing ability. Please, prove me wrong (without ranting).

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@Liberty_One, re your 1735.

You're probably right, I'll have to look at the picture again. The question then becomes more important when you realize how the Soviets treated those who had the audacity to disagree with them, be of a different skin color, be a different religion and so on. The Nazis and Soviets were not all that dissimilar in their attitudes and behaviors.

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

@Pilgrim2: You wrote about Rush, "No, he is a professional liberal baiter."

So when are some of the horribly amateurish liberal baiters here going to improve enough to try (emphasis on try) and turn pro? Is there some type of amateur, pro-am, then pro progression you all go through?

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

Oops, meant to say "they all go through," not "you."

Ralph Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

Why doesn't your response surprise me Pil2? Do you and Tom tag team so he can eat dinner?

ferrislives 8 years, 4 months ago

Pilgrim2 said "No, he is a professional liberal baiter. The fact that you and your ilk read race into it is your problem, not Rush's."

Tom and Pilgrim2, see my post from 4:07PM to answer your questions concerning what Rush has said in the past concerning race. To say that he doesn't bring race into a lot of situations that don't need it is an understatement.

I agree that others on the left bring race into everything way too often, but that doesn't take away from Rush's own words.

A long time ago, I liked to listen to Rush for entertainment purposes only. But when it was discovered that he was a hypocrite drug user, who wouldn't even own up to his own problem by blaming the maid, I was done listening to his idiot rantings. The biggest hypocricy was how many times he stated that drug users and dealers should be tried, sentenced, and sent to jail without question. Until that person was him of course.

So Tom and others, if you like listening to a racist and a hypocrite, that's your right. But it's the NFL's right to deny him and anyone else into their company, as it IS their company after all.

I'm just waiting for the next story in which you rant about a company being forced to do something against their rightful will, because you will become the hypocrite.

a_flock_of_jayhawks 8 years, 4 months ago

And Pilgrim2 wins the idiot award for today!

Nazism, although the German version dubbed themselves a national socialist movement, drew their alliances from the right. They were most definitely anti-liberal, by you!

ferrislives 8 years, 4 months ago

Pilgrim2, if the Nazi's existed today in Germany, as strong as they were in WWII, do you really think that they'd align themselves the liberal tree-hugging left, or the pro-guns nationalist right? If you truly believe that they'd choose the liberals, then you are truly demented.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 8 years, 4 months ago

Pilgrim 2 Nazional Sozialiste Deutche Arbiteparti = "National Socialist German Workers Party" A ruse to disguise the facist government elements. In fact, they were far from the left wing socialists, Hitler persecuted Communists and Socialists with the same fervor as the Jews and gypsies. Get your directions straignt. Hitler was a far right looney and Limbaugh is a phoney conservative facist.

kugrad 8 years, 4 months ago

Well we can all rest easy now. Pilgrim2 has enlightened us to a huge conspiracy. It seems we were duped since the 40s into thinking Hitler and the Nazis, and presumably the Facists as well, were all crazed LEFTISTS! And here we went to war and everything thinking they were extreme right-wing fanatics! What's more, this long-held and eye-witness documented right-wing extremism is just revisionist illusion! It was never true! POOF! Like magic! Should'a known, them bein' foreigners and all. They were tryin' to, shudder, share the wealth and have government run health care - THAT's why they were so intolerant. Those crafty liberal devils! Too bad for them they were just too devious for their own good. They hoodwinked the world, bamboozled the world I tell you, and the world, thinking they were actually right-wingers, defeated them, halting their clearly socialist plot for a liberal world. Thanks Pilgrim2, thank you so much for scooping Rush and Drudge on this crucial understanding of our history.

BigPrune 8 years, 4 months ago

Limbaugh May Have Grounds for Libel Suit, Legal Analysts Say,2933,566983,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r5:c0.070391:b28329240:z0

of course i have to use a link to an impartial news outlet since all the others will get sued.

Katara 8 years, 4 months ago

The_Original_Bob (Anonymous) says… Rush is happy he didn't get it. He knew he wouldn't. It is all a part of his act and the “us” vs “them” angle of his show. Publicity. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ That's my gut feeling on this too. Just another publicity stunt to drum up more people to listen to him play the victim.

kugrad 8 years, 4 months ago

Tom, Really? You honestly think there are errie parallels between Obama and Hitler/Moussilini? Seriously? And you don't think it absurd to suggest the Third Reich were leftists? Or that that is revisionism? Honestly?

I just can't see how anyone can draw those conclusions from the evidence at hand, particularly about Obama, who is about as far from facism as one can get.

I can't say anything in defense of congressional leadership as I think both sides of the aisle have failed us miserably.

I just don't see how you come up with the conclusions you draw, I honestly do not. They seem very extreme conclusions from scant evidence and a strong predilection to believe the worst.

bondmen 8 years, 4 months ago

Richard Russel, who writes Dow Theory Letters, Inc., wrote yesterday:

"I've been wondering about professional football and the NFL. How can the NFL continue to pay those HUGE salaries to players? That's going to end. An article in the current Bloomberg magazine is entitled "The NFL's Stadium Binge." The league is loaded down with debt from building revenues filled with luxury skyboxes. With tickets to game still unsold, owners are pushing for a new labor deal with players. The average price of a premium ticket to an NFL game is now an absurd $226 -- and owners are having problems filling their stadiums.

The NFL has been on a costly borrowing spree to build or renovate 24 stadiums. The NFL and team debt in 1996 was $2.0 billion. In 2009 is was $9.0 billion.

Russell Conclusion -- Ticket price will have to come down, the owner's take in football will be reduced, and a new pact will whack players' salaries. The 2011 season may start and end with an owners' lockout. Fun's over, and the NFL's money fantasy is hitting a brick wall of massive debt and reality."

Stay tuned fans, the real fun and games are about to begin. Looks like Rush Limbaugh dodged a bullet!

exhawktown 8 years, 4 months ago

Agnostick, your heavily slanted points are tolerable, but what's with the incredibly speculative crap that has no factual basis? (See the following:) "Oh, and let's not forget that we're dealing with Rush Limbaugh: . . . quite possssibly, a penchant for third world “sexcapades” with underage partners."

Do you really have to reach that far? really? I mean, come on, there is enough out there about him that you could use. Why make stuff up?

BTW, anyone could post a quote or "factoid" on wikipedia. It's not that reliable a source.

exhawktown 8 years, 4 months ago

KUGrad, Hitler was a socialist and a statist. Not very right-wing.

BigAl 8 years, 4 months ago

It is simple. Limbaugh and his right wing lemmings are blaming everyone but Limbaugh. Typical. Limbaugh never faces adversity or anyone with any differing opinions. He says anything he wants, anytime and goes unchallenged. But he had to come out of his protective cocoon for just a bit and he found out that his good-ol-boy network didn't support him. This isn't Obama's fault, or Soros, or Huffington or Pelosi or Reid or anyone else. This is all classic Limbaugh and it caught up to him.

exhawktown 8 years, 4 months ago

Somehow, I doubt he's (Limbaugh is) crying about all this, but at least it's attracted the attention of countless folks, regardless of political affiliation. . . hmm. . . maybe that's why he's a millionaire.

Ag, again, nice reputable sites. Keep sweating and spending time on it. . .

jaywalker 8 years, 4 months ago

Agnostick blathered:

"jaywalker and exhawktown,

1) Three failed marriages 2) Highly-publicized failing of long-term relationship with Daryn Kagan It would seem that Rush has a problem getting satisfaction from people his own age, and/or women."

And??????? What's that got to do with his bid on an NFL team? Panties........bunched....chillllllll. Plenty of reasons not to like the man, but let's be rational and relevant, shall we?

Flap Doodle 8 years, 4 months ago

The howling mob is still using the Joe the Plumber routine. Why not? The compliant media helps them along with it.

kugrad 8 years, 4 months ago

When Hitler's party won the election that put him in power, it was a 3-way split with Hitler's group only having 35% of the vote or so. They were the right wing of the groups, not the left wing, despite the use of the word "socialist" in their party name. Mussolini in Italy was right wing and a facist. Hitler was very much along those same lines. "Statist" is simply a word used to dodge the actual descriptor, "Facist" that applies to Hitler. He was anything but liberal or leftist, and to suggest otherwise isn't revisonism, it is just flatly incorrect.

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