Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What a Rush of Inspiration

I was off kilter yesterday.  I wasn't feeling good, John was coming back from a short sales trip, I had to spruce up the house, finish a very messy art project in the basement, and we had company staying the night.  So I didn't get a chance to look at yesterday's paper until 5:00 this morning.  This is what I read while the dogs were eating breakfast:

Rush Limbaugh to be honored in state Capitol's Hall of Famous Missourians
 ST. LOUIS • Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, at the center of a storm of criticism for derogatory remarks directed at a young law school student, is set to be honored by the Missouri Legislature with a statue at the state Capitol.
House Speaker Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, confirmed Monday that Limbaugh, who, like Tilley, hails from southeast Missouri, will be honored with a place in the Hall of Famous Missourians, a circle of busts in the Capitol rotunda recognizing prominent Missouri citizens.
The statues are paid for with private funds raised by the speaker.
The unveiling is not expected until closer to the end of the legislative session in May, but, last month, a Kansas City artist published an announcement on his website indicating he was working on sculptures of Limbaugh and Dred Scott, whose landmark slavery case was heard at the Old Courthouse in St. Louis.
A Democratic website, Fired Up!, linked to the sculptor's page Monday morning, just as more advertisers were announcing that they were leaving Limbaugh's show.
Limbaugh grew up in Cape Girardeau, where his family has deep roots in the political and legal community. The federal court in Cape Girardeau is named after Limbaugh's grandfather; Limbaugh's uncle was a longtime judge at the St. Louis federal courthouse, where Limbaugh's cousin, a former state Supreme Court judge, is now on the bench.
On his radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh turned his focus on Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law School student who had spoken out in favor of including birth control in employer-covered health care plans.
Limbaugh called Fluke "a slut, a prostitute," and suggested that if "we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex ... We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."
Limbaugh apologized on Saturday — "My choice of words was not the best," he said in a statement — but that did little to quell the furor. On Monday, AOL Inc. and a tax dispute firm were the latest advertisers to declare they were leaving Limbaugh's show after the Fluke comments.
In Jefferson City, Limbaugh would be enshrined in the General Assembly rotunda along with the likes of Stan Musial, Walter Cronkite and Sacajawea, the Native American guide on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Inductees into the Hall are selected by the Speaker of the House. Last month, Tilley unveiled the bust that will represent Negro League great Buck O'Neil, who played first base for the Kansas City Monarchs, in the hall.
The sculptor for the O'Neil statue, Kansas City artist E. Spencer Schubert, has also been commissioned to replicate Limbaugh's likeness for the Capitol.
Schubert could not be reached for comment. But in an entry on his website on Feb. 13, he posted a picture of Limbaugh alongside the famous ex-slave Scott.
"What do these two guys have in common you ask?" Schubert wrote. "Well, turns out that they are both in the process of being sculpted by E. Spencer Schubert for the Hall of Famous Missourians."
If inducted, Limbaugh will be rarefied company. The first inductee, in 1982, was humorist Mark Twain, followed in later years by Harry S Truman and Walt Disney.

At this moment, I would rather live in Illinois again with the long list of corrupt governors than live in a state that honors this guy.

My thoughts really don't have anything to do with his latest "slut" comment.  I expect that out of him.  No, I've always loathed that man.  To include him with Mark Twain and Walt Disney is a joke.  What kills me, is that very intelligent people listen to him and like him.  I don't get it.  I really, truly don't.

I wrote this in a note on my Facebook page a couple years ago, after a lengthy banter with one of my very conservative friends.  Over 2 years later, my opinion hasn't changed.  Obviously, it didn't change my friend's either.  He de-friended me.

October 8, 2009

Here is MY last and only comment about my posting: My issue with Rush and Glen and all other talking heads like them is this... Day after day they carelessly spew hate filled opinions, only to fulfill their own narcissistic needs. Any attention – good, bad or ugly - along with the never ending need for ever higher ratings are all these people and their networks care about. They could really care less about the state of our nation or anyone who is or is not prospering in it. Have they ever earnestly talked - and really listened to - someone who is down and out in America? Or do they just ignore them, jeer at them or blame someone blindly for their plight? They want to HELP America? If they did, they would do or say something constructive and not just 'stir the pot', stand back and watch the havoc ensue. Think I’m wrong? Pretend for one moment that you have someone close to you that suffers from Parkinson’s Disease and then watch the video feed of Rush’s show when he slams Michael J. Fox.
I don't need anyone to respond to this - I just think the Beatles said it best, with the lyrics from the Fool on the Hill. The Fools are wearing me out.

Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Well on the way,
Head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him,
or the sound he appears to make,
and he never seems to notice,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round...


  1. I'll NEVER understand why so many legitimately intelligent people like him. I almost think they're all in a big joke to mess with us... I guess you never know.