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(Media Matters)   Rush Limbaugh recommends un-saving the auto industry, raising Bin Laden from the dead, undoing the banking reforms, sending 100,000 troops back to Iraq, and slashing 40% off the Dow. Seriously   (mediamatters.org) divider line 193
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2012-05-12 12:28:29 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: And regarding the stock market.....if you think it is "stable", then invest heavily.

Behold EnviroDude and his MAGICAL CRYSTAL BALL


He's right, though. If you want the stock market to be stable and reliable, it's important that a Republican be in office. They're stewards of the economy!
 
2012-05-12 12:34:03 PM  
Under Bush -

Unemployment went from 4.2% when he took office to 7.6% when he left office.

The Dow went from 10,500 when he took office to 7,900 when he left office.

Bush left office with the debt ceiling at $11.3 trillion.

Under Bush the debt ceiling increased:

by $450 billion to $6.4 trillion in June 2002;
by $984 billion to $7.384 trillion 11 months later, in May 2003;
by $800 billion to $8.184 trillion 18 months later, in November 2004;
by $781 billion to $8.965 trillion 16 months later, in March 2006;
by $850 billion to $9.815 trillion 18 months later, in September 2007;
by $800 billion to $10.615 trillion 10 months later, in July 2008;
and by $700 billion to $11.315 trillion three months later, in October 2008.
 
2012-05-12 12:35:14 PM  

Homicider: tenpoundsofcheese: came here to see the socialist apologists come out in force
left satisfied.

I don't think.


See how important context is to quoting someone?

People who purposely race bait should be banned.
 
2012-05-12 12:36:51 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Mugato: Why do people listen to this person? Why did anyone ever listen to this person? It's not like he has any qualifications, education or experience. He's a Fark troll with a microphone. And a bad one at that.

He used to grant interviews where he'd outright tell the interviewer that he was a shock-jock. On many occasions he explained how you had to be informative or entertaining. He explained how he took his cues from the like of Don Imus and Howard Stern, who proved that entertaining wasn't always equivalent to funny, and that if you say inflammatory things that anger people you will get ratings. He's on record claiming that he doesn't necessarily believe the things he says; he just knows how to make himself and his employer a lot of money.


And that's exactly why the prick deserves to DIAF, and why he should be called on his retarded hypocrisy. It's not the fault of sane people that dittoheads exist, and it's not the responsibility of those of us who feel utter contempt for Rush to make excuses for him.

Fark that guy, whether or not he's serious.
 
2012-05-12 12:38:05 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Mugato: Why do people listen to this person? Why did anyone ever listen to this person? It's not like he has any qualifications, education or experience. He's a Fark troll with a microphone. And a bad one at that.

He used to grant interviews where he'd outright tell the interviewer that he was a shock-jock. On many occasions he explained how you had to be informative or entertaining. He explained how he took his cues from the like of Don Imus and Howard Stern, who proved that entertaining wasn't always equivalent to funny, and that if you say inflammatory things that anger people you will get ratings. He's on record claiming that he doesn't necessarily believe the things he says; he just knows how to make himself and his employer a lot of money.

And yet a whole political party kowtows to this man.


Which is what's so disgusting to me. They basically worship a man that openly admits that he's manipulating them.

NeverDrunk23: So he is a greedy disgusting prick.

He is a vile pice of filth, regardless of politics. A prime example of what happens when you sell your decency for money.


No argument from me on that. I just wanted to point out that a large part of our country is people who are so desperate to have their worldview reinforced that they will follow anyone who tells them what they want to hear, even when that person openly is taking advantage of their stupidity.
 
2012-05-12 12:38:35 PM  

rnld: Under Bush -


by $450 billion to $6.4 trillion in June 2002;
by $984 billion to $7.384 trillion 11 months later, in May 2003;
by $800 billion to $8.184 trillion 18 months later, in November 2004;
.


so that is a total of 2.2T in the first three years. how much did debt increase in the first 3 years of 0bama?
how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?
Whitney was extended for an other season what does that tell you about cultural decline of the last year?
 
2012-05-12 12:38:46 PM  

born_yesterday: PC LOAD LETTER: EnviroDude: And regarding the stock market.....if you think it is "stable", then invest heavily.

Behold EnviroDude and his MAGICAL CRYSTAL BALL

He's right, though. If you want the stock market to be stable and reliable, it's important that a Republican be in office. They're stewards of the economy!


Your comment combined with your handle equals awesomeness.
 
2012-05-12 12:39:12 PM  
He needs to have his ass kicked.
 
2012-05-12 12:41:47 PM  

Trapper439: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Mugato: Why do people listen to this person? Why did anyone ever listen to this person? It's not like he has any qualifications, education or experience. He's a Fark troll with a microphone. And a bad one at that.

He used to grant interviews where he'd outright tell the interviewer that he was a shock-jock. On many occasions he explained how you had to be informative or entertaining. He explained how he took his cues from the like of Don Imus and Howard Stern, who proved that entertaining wasn't always equivalent to funny, and that if you say inflammatory things that anger people you will get ratings. He's on record claiming that he doesn't necessarily believe the things he says; he just knows how to make himself and his employer a lot of money.

And that's exactly why the prick deserves to DIAF, and why he should be called on his retarded hypocrisy. It's not the fault of sane people that dittoheads exist, and it's not the responsibility of those of us who feel utter contempt for Rush to make excuses for him.

Fark that guy, whether or not he's serious.


No argument from me on that. I just wanted to point out that a large part of our country is people who are so desperate to have their worldview reinforced that they will follow anyone who tells them what they want to hear, even when that person is openly taking advantage of their stupidity.
 
2012-05-12 12:45:17 PM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-05-12 12:48:48 PM  

King Something: LasersHurt: Edsel: I guess that's the logical consequence of not believing that Obama can do anything right. My impression is that when somebody does point out something that he inarguably did right, they'll just credit it to Bush or say that anybody would have done the same.

Of course, we used to feel the same about Bush, although it's hard to argue that he DID do anything right. I recall we did give him credit for investing in anti-HIV programs in Africa though.

Oh yeah, he DID do that. Well, there's that. Which is nice.

Didn't he even screw that up by tying the anti-HIV programs to missionaries, so that the only people who would be helped were those who accepted Jesus?


He tied it to abstinence-only sex education.
 
2012-05-12 12:50:43 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Whitney was extended for an other season what does that tell you about cultural decline of the last year?


lolwut
 
2012-05-12 12:52:08 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?


Obama should totally just drive the economy back into the ground in order for us to get the same gas prices that we got when Bush left office.

But hey, it looks like Greece and China are giving us a helping hand.
 
2012-05-12 12:52:58 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?


Gee, the cost of gas wouldn't have had anything to do with the economy tanking, would it?

The summer of 2008, gas prices his $4.11 a gallon. So how long did these low gas prices last?

July 2008 crude was $147 a barrel and gas was $4.11.

October 2008 oil falls to $70 a barrel.

December 2008 crude falls to $40 a barrel.

So for 3 months under Bush during the economic collapse, gas prices were low.

Is this an accomplishment?
 
2012-05-12 12:53:02 PM  
tenpoundsofcheese:
how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?

Because gas was never even CLOSE to this high during Bush, and prices didn't crash near the end due to a recession or anything.
 
2012-05-12 12:53:29 PM  
Rush does unspeakable things for money. That makes him a slut. A prostitute.

Now if you'll excuse I have to go buy more Vitajex.
 
2012-05-12 12:54:15 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?


Please inform us what the White House should have done to prevent this.
 
2012-05-12 12:55:41 PM  

Hickory-smoked: tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?

Please inform us what the White House should have done to prevent this.


Invaded Iran. They'd greet us as liberators, and the entire Middle East would be so grateful that they'd all give us cheap oil!
 
2012-05-12 12:56:30 PM  

EnviroDude: No Wall Street fat cat has gone to jail for fraud


If you can name the politicians or party that are seeking to prosecute Wall Street for fraud, I would be sincerely interested in hearing about it.
 
2012-05-12 12:59:18 PM  

acefox1: Rush does unspeakable things for money. That makes him a slut. A prostitute.


Rush has to post sex videos on line now?

[donotwant]
 
2012-05-12 01:08:58 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese:
how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?


See, this is how I know that you really know nothing about economics. Please stop pretending.
 
2012-05-12 01:10:07 PM  
That floating fat man needs a poke.

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-05-12 01:10:14 PM  
Can't the Humane Society take Rush's bloated, attained-room-temperature corpse out to a beach somewhere and blow it up? Oh, shoot, his piloid is still oozing. Darn it.
 
2012-05-12 01:11:09 PM  
The debt ceiling under Obama has gone from $11.3 trillion when he took office to $15.1 trillion in 2012.

Bush took office with a surplus.

Obama took office during an economic collapse.
 
2012-05-12 01:12:26 PM  
QUATCHI!!!!

NOT THAT KIND OF POKE!

[shudder]
 
2012-05-12 01:13:37 PM  

Kittypie070: That floating fat man needs a poke.

[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 288x175]


WIN! Rushbo is totes Harkonnen-eque.

/Particularly if one is a Dominican rent-boy.
 
2012-05-12 01:16:54 PM  

Hickory-smoked: tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?

Please inform us what the White House should have done to prevent this.


The only president in the Western Hemisphere who has any say in domestic gas prices is named Hugo Chavez.
 
2012-05-12 01:38:12 PM  
i2.cdn.turner.com

If I could derp back time.
If I could herp a way...
 
2012-05-12 01:40:24 PM  

JAYoung: Hickory-smoked: tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?

Please inform us what the White House should have done to prevent this.

The only president in the Western Hemisphere who has any say in domestic gas prices is named Hugo Chavez.


Wull, then, wy cain't Obummers be mor liek him? We wants cheep gaz!! WAAAAAAHH!!
 
2012-05-12 01:42:15 PM  
www.rushimg.com

"Are you not entertained?"
 
2012-05-12 01:57:17 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: how about gas prices tripling since 0bama took office?


Gas prices were $1.40 when Bush took office and got up to $4.20 during his administration. Does that tripling not ring a bell or is it merely inconvenient for your narrative?
 
2012-05-12 02:03:06 PM  
Well. . . he isn't completely wrong.

/I was better off 4 years ago than I am today
 
2012-05-12 02:06:21 PM  

ox45tallboy: [www.rushimg.com image 450x300]

"Are you not entertained?"


No.
 
2012-05-12 02:12:40 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: ox45tallboy: [www.rushimg.com image 450x300]

"Are you not entertained?"

No.


www.thegrio.com
 
2012-05-12 02:17:24 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Rush Limbaugh recommends

Stopped reading for lack of interest.


I actually find opposing viewpoints interesting and was sort of curious as to what idiotic shiat was coming out of his mouth today - not enough to actually have to click a video link of an audio recording of his radio show.

Does he hope we can bring Osama back to life too?
 
2012-05-12 02:28:25 PM  

kukukupo: Well. . . he isn't completely wrong.

/I was better off 4 years ago than I am today


You must not have a 401K or any stock investments.

How were you better off?
 
2012-05-12 02:29:41 PM  

kukukupo: /I was better off 4 years ago than I am today


4 years ago today was before the financial collapse.
 
2012-05-12 02:36:04 PM  

Kittypie070: QUATCHI!!!!

NOT THAT KIND OF POKE!

[shudder]


Don't worry they haven't built a wide angle lens big enough to contain that action.

Also, every director in the business has refused to work with him.

Hell, even that guy who The Human Centipede movies threw up a little in his mouth when Rush suggested it to him.
 
2012-05-12 02:42:19 PM  

rnld: kukukupo: /I was better off 4 years ago than I am today

4 years ago today was before the financial collapse.


Maybe I see what he did there?
 
2012-05-12 02:48:29 PM  
quatchi 2012-05-12 02:36:04 PM


Kittypie070: QUATCHI!!!!

NOT THAT KIND OF POKE!

[shudder]


Don't worry they haven't built a wide angle lens big enough to contain that action.


oh gods they'd need to de-orbit the Hubble and [ab]use THAT.

not for long, the mirrors would break because argh.
 
2012-05-12 02:49:28 PM  

quatchi: Don't worry they haven't built a wide angle lens big enough to contain that action. Also, every director in the business has refused to work with him. Hell, even that guy who The Human Centipede movies threw up a little in his mouth when Rush suggested it to him.


Wouldn't Rush's sex tapes all be child porn anyway?
 
2012-05-12 02:51:54 PM  
What is it called when you repeat processes and expect different results?
 
2012-05-12 02:58:55 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Mugato: Why do people listen to this person? Why did anyone ever listen to this person? It's not like he has any qualifications, education or experience. He's a Fark troll with a microphone. And a bad one at that.

He used to grant interviews where he'd outright tell the interviewer that he was a shock-jock. On many occasions he explained how you had to be informative or entertaining. He explained how he took his cues from the like of Don Imus and Howard Stern, who proved that entertaining wasn't always equivalent to funny, and that if you say inflammatory things that anger people you will get ratings. He's on record claiming that he doesn't necessarily believe the things he says; he just knows how to make himself and his employer a lot of money.


Wow. I couldn't do that. I realize how much money he makes but I couldn't do that.
 
2012-05-12 03:04:22 PM  

quatchi: Kittypie070: QUATCHI!!!!

NOT THAT KIND OF POKE!

[shudder]

Don't worry they haven't built a wide angle lens big enough to contain that action.

Also, every director in the business has refused to work with him.

Hell, even that guy who The Human Centipede movies threw up a little in his mouth when Rush suggested it to him.


Hey, what happens between a man and his rented man-boy in a sovereign nation with lax extradition and little in the way of prostitution laws is between him and his God. And we should respect that. Particularly if he paid up front and without reservation...

/I'm sure someone will make this argument when he finally gets busted...
 
2012-05-12 03:25:39 PM  
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EnviroDude: Saving the auto industry? You mean by taking them into bankruptcy so they could stiff the stockholders and allow others to purchase it?

Raising Bin Laden from the dead? When the only positive of your foreign policy is snuffing this guy, is this a good thing (and for what it is worth, I would rather him be dead).

Troops in Iraq? You mean, adhering to the Bush withdrawal plan.

And regarding the stock market.....if you think it is "stable", then invest heavily.


Now look at what hasn't happened under Obama - Unemployment isn't 8.1%. No Wall Street fat cat has gone to jail for fraud, including Corzine (d) for stealing billiiiiions.


And your children each owe $50K to their share of the debt.


I'm surprised the Obamabots forgot to mention how secure we are now due to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Farking privacy and freedom. How do they work?
 
2012-05-12 03:31:54 PM  

Homicider: tenpoundsofcheese: came here to see the socialist apologists come out in force
left satisfied.

As long as you leave, I don't think any of the rest of us care why you did it.


Well put.
 
2012-05-12 03:40:37 PM  

ChaffedTitty: What is it called when you repeat processes and expect different results?


Science?
 
2012-05-12 03:43:21 PM  
You forgot "Kick all the uncloseted homosexuals out of the military".
 
2012-05-12 03:44:02 PM  

xaveth: [img406.imageshack.us image 500x317]

EnviroDude: Saving the auto industry? You mean by taking them into bankruptcy so they could stiff the stockholders and allow others to purchase it?

Raising Bin Laden from the dead? When the only positive of your foreign policy is snuffing this guy, is this a good thing (and for what it is worth, I would rather him be dead).

Troops in Iraq? You mean, adhering to the Bush withdrawal plan.

And regarding the stock market.....if you think it is "stable", then invest heavily.


Now look at what hasn't happened under Obama - Unemployment isn't 8.1%. No Wall Street fat cat has gone to jail for fraud, including Corzine (d) for stealing billiiiiions.


And your children each owe $50K to their share of the debt.

I'm surprised the Obamabots forgot to mention how secure we are now due to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Farking privacy and freedom. How do they work?


You mean the bill that allows our military personnel to get paid? Or are you just upset about the meaningless rider?

I love how "Conservatives" and "Independents" conveniently forget that Bush's AUMF already allowed everything in the rider, and that, since the bill passed with a veto-proof majority, Obama's signing statement was literally the only thing he could do.
 
2012-05-12 03:57:54 PM  
I think I should look into the AUMF.
 
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