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(Yahoo)   While plugging his "Two if by Tea" drink, Rush Limbaugh tells the survivors in Joplin, Mo that " you are the essence of what the founding fathers had in mind," Wow. those guys were real bastards   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 116
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2011-07-06 10:17:41 AM  
I've been around tornadoes all my life, but I've never seen anything like what happened in Joplin. If you're coming in from the north or south, you don't see anything but minor wind damage until you hit the storm path, then it's complete devastation. It's weird because there will be a house just outside the storm line that's largely untouched while the house one block over is completely gone. I'm shocked that more people weren't killed.
 
2011-07-06 10:50:22 AM  

Mentat: I've been around tornadoes all my life, but I've never seen anything like what happened in Joplin. If you're coming in from the north or south, you don't see anything but minor wind damage until you hit the storm path, then it's complete devastation. It's weird because there will be a house just outside the storm line that's largely untouched while the house one block over is completely gone. I'm shocked that more people weren't killed.


It is the deadliest tornado in US history, but I've seen the pictures and I am amazed the toll wasn't a lot higher too. I will not be shocked, when all the science is said and done if they don't create a new classification or rating to describe this storm. At the risk of sounding like a B-movie character, I will say "this was no ordinary tornado"
 
2011-07-06 11:36:55 AM  
Is that kinda like when there is a huge tragedy, with hundreds of people killed and many more maimed for life, and there is always one person being interviewed saying that "God saved me". That God sure sounds like a dick.
 
2011-07-06 11:44:45 AM  

Thoguh: Is that kinda like when there is a huge tragedy, with hundreds of people killed and many more maimed for life, and there is always one person being interviewed saying that "God saved me". That God sure sounds like a dick.


Well they just prayed the hardest, so god spared them.

Those babies couldn't pray, so because they hadn't given anything praise to god, god was all like, lol, fark you baby.

/Also, you forgot to mention that any time there is a tragedy, some farkstick will try and profit off of it.
 
2011-07-06 11:50:28 AM  
Why is that asinine, aside from the fact that Limbaugh said it?

He meant that their spirit of resilience, stiff upper lip and bravery in front of adversity is what the founding fathers envisioned as a goal for Americans. How is he wrong?
 
2011-07-06 11:58:27 AM  

Tatsuma: Why is that asinine, aside from the fact that Limbaugh said it?

He meant that their spirit of resilience, stiff upper lip and bravery in front of adversity is what the founding fathers envisioned as a goal for Americans. How is he wrong?


Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?
 
2011-07-06 12:01:56 PM  

Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?


Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.
 
2011-07-06 12:03:56 PM  

Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.


'LA LA LA LA LA LA LA! FAUX NEWS!!! LIMBAUGH!!! LA LA LA LA LA!! RUPERT MURDOCH!!! KOCH BROTHERS!!!'

All you're going to get, man.
 
2011-07-06 12:04:16 PM  
After a long hot Dominican day boning young boys up the ass, Rush likes to enjoy an ice cold "Two if by Tea".
 
2011-07-06 12:04:43 PM  

Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.


Yeah yeah, "a noble spirit embiggens the smallest man" and all those perfectly cromulent sentiments. But this is Fark, so we only note that Limbaugh is involved.
 
2011-07-06 12:05:44 PM  
So Eric Cantor wants to deny every single penny of aid to the essence of what the founding fathers had in mind? Actually, that sounds about right.
 
2011-07-06 12:05:46 PM  

Witchyman: 'LA LA LA LA LA LA LA! FAUX NEWS!!! LIMBAUGH!!! LA LA LA LA LA!! RUPERT MURDOCH!!! KOCH BROTHERS!!!'

All you're going to get, man.


Add a good heap of 'lol religion' and it's starting to look like it.
 
2011-07-06 12:05:47 PM  

Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.


That Timmy O' Toole is a hero! He fell down a well and he can't get out.
 
2011-07-06 12:05:52 PM  
It's asinine because some farker read it, submitted it, and another farker approved it. Someone wanted to bash Limbaugh, so it got thru. Pretty simple, it's fark, not "news" so the bar is set even lower than it is for "news".
 
2011-07-06 12:05:56 PM  
isnt this kind of ironic? didnt the republican majority house recently vote to deny Joplin FEMA aid? Is that the DIY, Bootstrap Ethos he's talking about?
 
2011-07-06 12:06:10 PM  
Was he telling this to Mandrake?
 
2011-07-06 12:07:35 PM  
-1 for Subby's asinine headline
 
2011-07-06 12:07:44 PM  

Tatsuma: Why is that asinine, aside from the fact that Limbaugh said it?

He meant that their spirit of resilience, stiff upper lip and bravery in front of adversity is what the founding fathers envisioned as a goal for Americans. How is he wrong?


Cynical, effete hipsters feel threatened by this kind of thing, especially when people afflicted by natural disaster don't have a post Katrina-like reaction of looting and begging for government handouts.
 
2011-07-06 12:07:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: That Timmy O' Toole is a hero! He fell down a well and he can't get out.


So it's the fault of Joplin citizens if a tornado struck there?
 
2011-07-06 12:08:54 PM  
I find nothing he said particularly asinine.

/liberal

//have no love for Limbaugh
 
2011-07-06 12:10:11 PM  

Tatsuma: Why is that asinine, aside from the fact that Limbaugh said it?

He meant that their spirit of resilience, stiff upper lip and bravery in front of adversity is what the founding fathers envisioned as a goal for Americans. How is he wrong?


I'd be interested to see how stiff their lips would be if they didn't have FEMA down there helping them find their bootstraps.
 
2011-07-06 12:10:52 PM  
So does the money from this tea go to something other than limbaugh's pockets?
 
2011-07-06 12:11:35 PM  
degreeless:Cynical, effete hipsters feel threatened by this kind of thing, especially when people afflicted by natural disaster don't have a post Katrina-like reaction of looting and begging for government handouts.

A good start would be marching hipsters off a cliff like lemmings.

In a Lemmings voice: Let's Go!
 
2011-07-06 12:11:46 PM  
Come on people! If your town was destroyed by a tornado wouldn't you feel better if a radio talk-show host used your plight to advertise his line of tea?

Other tornado product cross-promotion ideas:

Duct tape
Camping equipment
Whiskey/Beer
 
2011-07-06 12:11:58 PM  
I passed a bill board for this, and I thought "wtf? did I just see that?"
 
2011-07-06 12:12:18 PM  

DriftingJesus: So does the money from this tea go to something other than limbaugh's pockets?


Yep, all the employees that were hired.
 
2011-07-06 12:12:28 PM  

Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.


Because rolling into the site of a natural disaster in your air-conditioned Tour Bus, hoping out and telling the victims of one the worst natural disasters in history basically "good luck, we're all so proud of you for being such brave, resilient salt of the earth types-and have you tried my delicious new Tea?" and then rolling out again without stopping to help or make things better, is the very DEFINITION of Asininity
 
2011-07-06 12:13:10 PM  

Magorn: Mentat: I've been around tornadoes all my life, but I've never seen anything like what happened in Joplin. If you're coming in from the north or south, you don't see anything but minor wind damage until you hit the storm path, then it's complete devastation. It's weird because there will be a house just outside the storm line that's largely untouched while the house one block over is completely gone. I'm shocked that more people weren't killed.

It is the deadliest tornado in US history,


Try again. Tri-State Tornado
 
2011-07-06 12:13:51 PM  

Thoguh: Is that kinda like when there is a huge tragedy, with hundreds of people killed and many more maimed for life, and there is always one person being interviewed saying that "God saved me". That God sure sounds like a dick.


Back when I was a fireman there was always the urban legend -- always "next city over" or "this one guy who's retired now" -- about the serious burner that took down a city block, killing a few people, injuring more, leaving scores homeless. But, after the fire is out "they" found a Bible/painting of Jesus/statue of Mary/unopened Betamax copy of "The Money Pit" that was miraculously untouched by the flames.

I remember thinking "so God in His infinite power and wisdom chose to protect that $1.99 bible from Woolworth's but allowed people to die, get injured and lose their homes and possessions. That dude has one wild sense of humor"
 
2011-07-06 12:14:41 PM  

DriftingJesus: So does the money from this tea go to something other than limbaugh's pockets?


Not sure. I doubt this is a big money operation. At least some of the money goes to a worthy charity:

Two If By Tea™ is proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Two If By Tea™ is a proud sponsor of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation and will donate a minimum of $100,000 to MC-LEF beginning in June 2011.

The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation is certified as one of America's best charities and provides assistance to the children of United States marines and federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country.
 
2011-07-06 12:14:48 PM  

Tatsuma: Rapmaster2000: That Timmy O' Toole is a hero! He fell down a well and he can't get out.

So it's the fault of Joplin citizens if a tornado struck there?


Tatsuma is defending the brave citizens of Joplin from elitists who look down upon them. His bravery is what the founding fathers envisioned. Now buy my product.

Rapmaster2000 gave some guy stuck out in the rain a ride home the other day. His compassion for his fellow man is what the founding fathers envisioned. Now buy my product.

It's rough that they went though tough times, but this is pandering. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I'm in systems engineering. I pander all god damn day. I tell customer 1 how much more awesome they are than their competitor, customer 2 and then I do the opposite at customer 2's place. They both buy. Pandering works.

Every city every band goes to has the best audience that they've ever had. And everyone cheers. Now go buy a shirt.
 
2011-07-06 12:14:56 PM  

Tatsuma: Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.


It's not the words; it's going to an area of devastation and opening his fat mouth. Sometimes people in tough situations are encouraged by words, but after a while you get sick of people just using your plight as a backdrop and fight the urge to yell, "STFU and grab a shovel, or GTFO". I don't care if his speech was the greatest thing since the Gettysburg Address. It wouldn't be any different if the guy saying it was Richard Gere, Geraldo Rivera, Nancy Grace or any other asshole who just won't shut up. A disaster area isn't a farking stage. At least a Mayor or Governer has expectations and official duties relevant to the situation, though I usually wish they'd talk less and do more. Otherwise, you're a farking asshole just getting in the way.
 
2011-07-06 12:15:20 PM  

Magorn: It is the deadliest tornado in US history, but I've seen the pictures and I am amazed the toll wasn't a lot higher too. I will not be shocked, when all the science is said and done if they don't create a new classification or rating to describe this storm. At the risk of sounding like a B-movie character, I will say "this was no ordinary tornado"


While it was a tragic event. It was an ordinary tornado. It was an EF-5 with a storm-track of 6 miles.
The "Tri-State Tornado" on 1925 had a storm-track of 124 miles, and a death-toll of 695. That was no "ordinary" tornado.



So how much was the Bloviator charging these folks for his tea?
 
2011-07-06 12:15:21 PM  
Joplin, MO, was voted by Rush Limbaugh fans as the city in which this promotion would take place.

/just sayin'
 
2011-07-06 12:15:32 PM  

Magorn: Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.

Because rolling into the site of a natural disaster in your air-conditioned Tour Bus, hoping out and telling the victims of one the worst natural disasters in history basically "good luck, we're all so proud of you for being such brave, resilient salt of the earth types-and have you tried my delicious new Tea?" and then rolling out again without stopping to help or make things better, is the very DEFINITION of Asininity


Aside from selling tea, that sounds like the Obama 50-something state tour.
 
2011-07-06 12:17:13 PM  

chapman: DriftingJesus: So does the money from this tea go to something other than limbaugh's pockets?

Not sure. I doubt this is a big money operation. At least some of the money goes to a worthy charity:

Two If By Tea™ is proud to salute the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Two If By Tea™ is a proud sponsor of the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation and will donate a minimum of $100,000 to MC-LEF beginning in June 2011.

The Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation is certified as one of America's best charities and provides assistance to the children of United States marines and federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country.


Wait a minute? Are you telling us that some Republican is doing something for a worthy charity? Liar. Must be some sorta misprint.
 
2011-07-06 12:19:07 PM  

Magorn: Because rolling into the site of a natural disaster in your air-conditioned Tour Bus, hoping out and telling the victims of one the worst natural disasters in history basically "good luck, we're all so proud of you for being such brave, resilient salt of the earth types-and have you tried my delicious new Tea?" and then rolling out again without stopping to help or make things better, is the very DEFINITION of Asininity


Except that's not what he did, except on the most superficial of levels. Plenty of celebrities and others have given them stuff.

Why did he go to Joplin in the first place? Because fans from Joplin won a 4th of July contest, which included the free tea.

So he went there, he gave that free tea for the fourth of july, he personally gave $500 to all the vendors in Joplin to offset whatever sales they would lose because of his free stuff AND he gave some of his own money to charity.

He gave a speech to fans who wanted to see him there in the first place (the reason he went there, not the tea) and praised them for their spirit. He didn't talk about politics at all, and just said he hoped that this could help bring back Joplin on the national stage so people contribute more to the effort to rebuild the place.

Now, I know I know, what a major farking douchebag, right?
 
2011-07-06 12:20:22 PM  

Doppleganger871: Aside from selling tea, that sounds like the Obama 50-something state tour.


What's the OxyContin Cowboy running for?
 
2011-07-06 12:20:40 PM  
Yes, he gave away a truckload of tea, he sent his wife around, in person, with a wad of cash to reimburse the drink vendors who sold less beverages because of the giveaway, and he spoke for ten minutes on freedom, individualism, and American exceptionalism.

My God, this man is history's greatest monster.
 
2011-07-06 12:20:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000 gave some guy stuck out in the rain a ride home the other day. His compassion for his fellow man is what the founding fathers envisioned. Now buy my product.


Except that Rush Limbaugh was holding a contest to appear on the 4th of July to some of his fans, and people from Joplin won, so he thought 'Hey, let's give them some free stuff AND pay the local sales people to offset their lost sales AND give money to charity to help rebuild the place'

Again, what a massive twat. I hate him hate him hate him how dare.
 
2011-07-06 12:21:32 PM  

bigstoopidbruce: My God, this man is history's greatest monster.


I'm quite sure Glenn Beck is tied number one in a threeway with Palin and Bachmann, but he's a close second.
 
2011-07-06 12:22:26 PM  

Magorn: Tatsuma: Teknowaffle: Because the Founding Fathers were not trying to use the devastation of the Revolutionary War to sell a shiatty Snapple knock-off?

Forget this is limbaugh, read what he wrote, and tell me how this is in any way asinine.

Because rolling into the site of a natural disaster in your air-conditioned Tour Bus, hoping out and telling the victims of one the worst natural disasters in history basically "good luck, we're all so proud of you for being such brave, resilient salt of the earth types-and have you tried my delicious new Tea?" and then rolling out again without stopping to help or make things better, is the very DEFINITION of Asininity


His company held a contest between towns. Joplin won. He went to Joplin, shared encouraging words to the town and moved on. The fact that a tornado hit was not the reason that he went there. He went there because the town won the contest. Now you can get made at him for not helping out more but then you would need to be angry at every single person who has not helped. This contest was not a disaster relief tour. It was exactly what it says it was, a contest. So you can get all moody but I see nothing wrong with him going and congragulating the town that won the honors of this competition.
 
2011-07-06 12:22:43 PM  

dragonchild: It's not the words; it's going to an area of devastation and opening his fat mouth. Sometimes people in tough situations are encouraged by words, but after a while you get sick of people just using your plight as a backdrop and fight the urge to yell, "STFU and grab a shovel, or GTFO".


I'm sorry, are you from Joplin? No?

Then you don't have a farking say in this.
 
2011-07-06 12:23:03 PM  

Tatsuma: Magorn: Because rolling into the site of a natural disaster in your air-conditioned Tour Bus, hoping out and telling the victims of one the worst natural disasters in history basically "good luck, we're all so proud of you for being such brave, resilient salt of the earth types-and have you tried my delicious new Tea?" and then rolling out again without stopping to help or make things better, is the very DEFINITION of Asininity

Except that's not what he did, except on the most superficial of levels. Plenty of celebrities and others have given them stuff.

Why did he go to Joplin in the first place? Because fans from Joplin won a 4th of July contest, which included the free tea.

So he went there, he gave that free tea for the fourth of july, he personally gave $500 to all the vendors in Joplin to offset whatever sales they would lose because of his free stuff AND he gave some of his own money to charity.

He gave a speech to fans who wanted to see him there in the first place (the reason he went there, not the tea) and praised them for their spirit. He didn't talk about politics at all, and just said he hoped that this could help bring back Joplin on the national stage so people contribute more to the effort to rebuild the place.

Now, I know I know, what a major farking douchebag, right?


YES

Tats, to YOU of all people I shouldn't have to explain the concept that if you do a mitzvah, but then brag about it, or use it for self-promotion, it cease to be a mitzvah. Name checking the Founding fathers in a speech to disaster survivors, while pimping a revolutionary war themed beverage, seems to qualify
 
2011-07-06 12:23:33 PM  

Tatsuma: Rapmaster2000: Rapmaster2000 gave some guy stuck out in the rain a ride home the other day. His compassion for his fellow man is what the founding fathers envisioned. Now buy my product.

Except that Rush Limbaugh was holding a contest to appear on the 4th of July to some of his fans, and people from Joplin won, so he thought 'Hey, let's give them some free stuff AND pay the local sales people to offset their lost sales AND give money to charity to help rebuild the place'

Again, what a massive twat. I hate him hate him hate him how dare.


Now get out there and buy some tea.
 
2011-07-06 12:24:36 PM  

Tatsuma: So he went there, he gave that free tea for the fourth of july, he personally gave $500


Wow. Really? $500?

Up until this point in the thread I was thinking, "Okay, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt."
 
2011-07-06 12:24:56 PM  
Two if by Tea??? Really?? Wow....
I'm pretty sure that Paul Revere would shove his finest silver down Limbaugh's fat face if he ever had the misfortune to meet him. Actually, I'm pretty sure all the "Founding Fathers" would....
 
2011-07-06 12:25:00 PM  
And I was grow older, I just 60 -

I feeling have the quote that wasn't.
 
2011-07-06 12:25:23 PM  

Magorn: Tats, to YOU of all people I shouldn't have to explain the concept that if you do a mitzvah, but then brag about it, or use it for self-promotion, it cease to be a mitzvah.


He wasn't trying to do a good deed for the sake of doing a good deed, the town won a farking contest.

While he was at it, he decided also to donate charity to the town

HISTORY'S second GREATEST MONSTER

/fark all the partisan twats making me defend limbaugh
 
2011-07-06 12:25:23 PM  

Tatsuma: bigstoopidbruce: My God, this man is history's greatest monster.

I'm quite sure Glenn Beck is tied number one in a threeway with Palin and Bachmann, but he's a close second.


It's funny how libs hate Limbaugh, Beck, Palin and Bachmann when OBAMA is the one who is literally Satan, yet they worship him, because they are Satanists. Libs are such hipsters.
 
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