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  •  Limbaugh hasn't been Limbaugh since he got off of (13+ / 0-)

    the drugs. I've visited regularly for a number of years, partly when driving in the 90+% of the country (geography, not population) where he cannot be avoided on the radio, and partly just because it gives me the earliest preview of the contents of the daily right wing play book. The ego bullshit has climbed and the creative element (such as it was) is in the ditch. He can still farm the dittoheads and the heartland, but the more cerebral compenent of his old audience has long since gone elsewhere.

    Thus, in my estimation, the current stretching of the few boundaries that even he used to be cognizant of. Or, better yet, he's still cognizant and counting the money he earns every time his excess excites the left enoigh to excite the right enough to help him support sagging ratings.

    But what can you do?

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 06:49:45 PM PST

    •  There was a time, many years ago (19+ / 0-)

      when I actually found some of Limbaugh's schtick fairly entertaining, even as I disagreed with his politics. I'm talking about his very early years, around 1989 and 1990, when he wasn't even heard in a lot of markets.

      I think even before the drugs got to him, the first Bush administration did him in. He was amusing when he was a nobody, but as soon as he got that taste of power by spending a night in the Lincoln bedroom, it went right to his head.

      From reading recent profiles of him (there was an especially damaging one in the NY Times Magazine a year or two back), he's become so incredibly isolated from the world that he really may have no idea how much of a line he's crossed. He apparently never leaves a little bubble in south Florida between his office and his apartment. It would be sad, if it were anyone other than Rush.

      Intended to be a factual statement.

      by ipsos on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 06:54:30 PM PST

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    •  sawed himself off the limb that held him up, eh (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Oh Mary Oh

      ...or was it the bough that help him up went limp.

      No trees were damaged in the making of these puns, although the English language took a bad hit.

      inspired by the UK punafest around horsegate, for which see the link.

      my favorite so far:

      PM's office has issued a formal statement saying that only one rogue horse was involved.

      To which i now add, but only here among the orange squigglers,

      No royals were hacked in while giving News international this particular leg up.

      horsing around puns

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Fri Mar 02, 2012 at 09:14:55 PM PST

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