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(Talking Points Memo)   Rush Limbaugh's children's book wins an award by popular vote of children and definitely not their parents. Suck it, libtardos   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 127
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2014-05-15 02:12:27 PM  
For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

www.popten.net
 
2014-05-15 02:15:20 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Well, what would you do if your choice was saying "Bestest book ever" or a trip to Uncle Rusty's Secret Touching Closet and an arm full of cigar burns?


Your posts.......... COMPLETE ME!!!
 
2014-05-15 02:16:34 PM  

Mugato: jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.

As always, right wingers mistake mockery for outrage. The guy's a joke. No one but the lunatic fringe actually takes what he has to say seriously. Unfortunately that fringe are the ones who vote.


I don't know why you bother responding to such lazy troll posts.  He has an agenda, and doesn't care about reality or what you think.
 
2014-05-15 02:19:27 PM  

Jackson Herring: the joke is that all of rush limbaugh's books are for children

hah

hah


LULZ!

From the comments in TFA: Rush has been telling stories to Children all his life.
 
2014-05-15 02:21:25 PM  

jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.

You think people go into vapor lock?

This applies.

static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-05-15 02:21:52 PM  

jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.


Because it's all right for bigots to make comments without any sort of consequence, in fact, you welcome it.
 
2014-05-15 02:22:36 PM  
I hardly find this surprising.  I work during the day, and almost never get a chance to hear his show. When I do get the opportunity, I sometimes tune in. ( Don't judge me, I also try to get the Sunday talking head shows ) His diatribes  used to be loosely aimed at the topics of the day. But at some point he started a tea company, and his show became weiled infomercials with fawining callers raving about the tea.  Then when the book came out, the calls were adoringly thankful for correcting the 'revisionist history the liberal teachers union is forcing down public school kids' throats'.  I rarely catch him talking about current topics.

Anyway, he has a huge audience, and he is regularly pushing his book to them. They buy the book and give it to their kids.  There are wast quantities of kids books out there.  But now you have a significant population that are all aware of one because of their parents devoted following of the author.  I assume this is an abnormal distribution process for a childrens book.
 
2014-05-15 02:23:11 PM  

Close2TheEdge: For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

[www.popten.net image 333x432]


So you'd throw a fit if there were a children's book about pollution and climate change?
 
2014-05-15 02:27:42 PM  

Diogenes: Mugato: jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.

As always, right wingers mistake mockery for outrage. The guy's a joke. No one but the lunatic fringe actually takes what he has to say seriously. Unfortunately that fringe are the ones who vote.

I don't know why you bother responding to such lazy troll posts.  He has an agenda, and doesn't care about reality or what you think.



I'm the biggest sucker for trolls, mostly because usually there isn't anything that a troll can say that someone doesn't honestly believe so who gives a fark.
 
2014-05-15 02:28:12 PM  

whidbey: Close2TheEdge: For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

[www.popten.net image 333x432]

So you'd throw a fit if there were a children's book about pollution and climate change?


They do all the time. You know all those children's books that talk about sharing or being nice? Right wingers hate those things.
 
2014-05-15 02:28:17 PM  

nocturnal001: So making fun of an obese, hateful addict who decided to ghostwrite a children's book is "bigotry" now?


Fixed for likelihood.
 
2014-05-15 02:28:58 PM  

Diogenes: Mugato: jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.

As always, right wingers mistake mockery for outrage. The guy's a joke. No one but the lunatic fringe actually takes what he has to say seriously. Unfortunately that fringe are the ones who vote.

I don't know why you bother responding to such lazy troll posts.  He has an agenda, and doesn't care about reality or what you think.


It's fun for the possibility of some future meltdown. There is a breaking point.
 
2014-05-15 02:29:11 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: Flappyhead: Because People in power are Stupid: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 213x322]
Children love fairytales.

Never heardof/read this but I'm willing to put even money down that he never mentions how the brave pilgrims were saved by Native Americans who decided to show them how to properly farm the land instead of burning their settlement and scalping the whole lot.

Fark.com... You were there.

http://www.fark.com/comments/8031821/From-Rush-Limbaughs-childrens-b oo k-about-first-Thanksgiving-Pilgrims-originally-experimented-with-socia lism-until-they-nearly-starved-to-death-Once-they-embraced-capitalism- they-had-enough-food-to-share-with-Indians


Well fark me, I had forgotten about that thread.  Maybe I should cut down on my porn viewing.
 
2014-05-15 02:29:37 PM  
Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.
 
2014-05-15 02:33:14 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.


I could see one about climate change, but it would take too many brain cells to pull off. Best keep it simple.
And stupid.
 
2014-05-15 02:34:21 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.


Good odds I'd say. It takes time to train the Limbaufen Youth.
 
2014-05-15 02:34:34 PM  

jjorsett: One of Rush's virtues is that he can still make left-wingers go into vapor lock just at the mention of his name.


No, that's because he sucked all the pudding out of the tubes.
 
2014-05-15 02:35:23 PM  

nocturnal001: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

Good odds I'd say. It takes time to train the Limbaufen Youth.


With special drugs that make them lay down and take their pants off.
 
2014-05-15 02:41:02 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.


Interesting. I wonder how he would cover the select committee? Or how would he portray the New Deal.
 
2014-05-15 02:41:45 PM  

Tricky Chicken: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

Interesting. I wonder how he would cover the select committee? Or how would he portray the New Deal.


You really have to ask?
 
2014-05-15 02:49:14 PM  

whidbey: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

I could see one about climate change, but it would take too many brain cells to pull off. Best keep it simple.
And stupid.


Nah. It'd just be people shrugging in the middle of a snow storm in winter with the word balloon "Global WHAT-ing" for twenty two pages.
 
2014-05-15 02:55:49 PM  
I saw a copy of 'Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead', but it wasn't by Limbaughger, surprisingly
 
2014-05-15 02:56:02 PM  

Empty Matchbook: whidbey: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

I could see one about climate change, but it would take too many brain cells to pull off. Best keep it simple.
And stupid.

Nah. It'd just be people shrugging in the middle of a snow storm in winter with the word balloon "Global WHAT-ing" for twenty two pages.


Seriously though I could see a kid's book about how everything we enjoy comes from fossil fuel and now the libs want to take that away from us.

Maybe I should switch sides.
 
2014-05-15 02:56:09 PM  
Popular ≠ Good
 
2014-05-15 02:56:55 PM  
Also, it's ironic that they view tea as a patriotic drink.

Don't those idiots understand even a bit of history?
 
2014-05-15 02:57:29 PM  

whidbey: Tricky Chicken: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

Interesting. I wonder how he would cover the select committee? Or how would he portray the New Deal.

You really have to ask?


Well, yeah.  How could somebody put a positive spin on McCarthy?  I am trying to think of an angle you could use.  Did he actually find some dirty commies plotting to bring us down? Did he do something good or noble?

the New Deal will obviously be portrayed as welfare for minorities and bankrupting the country.
 
2014-05-15 03:00:19 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Well, yeah.  How could somebody put a positive spin on McCarthy?  I am trying to think of an angle you could use.  Did he actually find some dirty commies plotting to bring us down? Did he do something good or noble?


You could easily say the Commies were actually trying to establish a foothold here, and that there could have been a tipping point where Stalin took power. Not a big stretch.
 
2014-05-15 03:01:13 PM  

Tricky Chicken: whidbey: Tricky Chicken: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

Interesting. I wonder how he would cover the select committee? Or how would he portray the New Deal.

You really have to ask?

Well, yeah.  How could somebody put a positive spin on McCarthy?  I am trying to think of an angle you could use.  Did he actually find some dirty commies plotting to bring us down? Did he do something good or noble?

the New Deal will obviously be portrayed as welfare for minorities and bankrupting the country.


Is that really relevant though.  This is Rush-visionist history.
 
2014-05-15 03:03:14 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Tricky Chicken: whidbey: Tricky Chicken: UncomfortableSilence: Does this award mean we'll be getting the long awaited Rush McCarthy and the Hunt For Liberty

A delightful tale teaching children the merits of patriotically rooting out your political enemies.

Interesting. I wonder how he would cover the select committee? Or how would he portray the New Deal.

You really have to ask?

Well, yeah.  How could somebody put a positive spin on McCarthy?  I am trying to think of an angle you could use.  Did he actually find some dirty commies plotting to bring us down? Did he do something good or noble?

the New Deal will obviously be portrayed as welfare for minorities and bankrupting the country.

Is that really relevant though.  This is Rush-visionist history.


No kidding. The New Deal leads to a crack epidemic during the 2nd WW.
 
2014-05-15 03:11:02 PM  
The "voting" is probably just a pilot project for the 2016 election, if you know what I'm saying. Expect a GOP landslide.
 
2014-05-15 03:11:33 PM  

blasterz: Richard C Stanford: Because People in power are Stupid: Children love fairytales.

Hey Fark, lets come up with some more ideas for Rush!

Rush Revere and the Case of the Crippled Communist. Brave Rush Revere travels back to the 1930s and must stop a communist plot to turn Bootstrappy Americans into lazy welfare queens.

Rush Revere and the Pretty Dominican Boy who Loved Ticklefights and Got Lots of Candy


Rush Revere Versus the Pudding Monster!
 
2014-05-15 03:12:03 PM  

whidbey: Close2TheEdge: For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

[www.popten.net image 333x432]

So you'd throw a fit if there were a children's book about pollution and climate change?


No. Just pointing out that this is hardly a new concept.
 
2014-05-15 03:14:55 PM  

Close2TheEdge: whidbey: Close2TheEdge: For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

[www.popten.net image 333x432]

So you'd throw a fit if there were a children's book about pollution and climate change?

No. Just pointing out that this is hardly a new concept.


Who said it was? Politicizing isn't a bad thing. Kids should know about the world around them.

Depends on what you're teaching. Obviously Rush's ghostwriter made the story cutesy enough that kids fell for the bullshiat "message." Which is disturbing.
 
2014-05-15 03:14:58 PM  

whidbey: Tricky Chicken: Well, yeah.  How could somebody put a positive spin on McCarthy?  I am trying to think of an angle you could use.  Did he actually find some dirty commies plotting to bring us down? Did he do something good or noble?

You could easily say the Commies were actually trying to establish a foothold here, and that there could have been a tipping point where Stalin took power. Not a big stretch.


FDR was so desperate to let the Commies take over that he established the WPA and the CCC which undermined our Glorious Small Businessheroes. Why did he do it? Because the burly, manly Stalin was so beefy and macho that merely gazing upon his visage was enough to send liberals swooning -- after all, when did you see FDR playing football? Never. And look at Eleanor? Woof woof, what a pooch!

Then, when Republican heroes won World War II singlehandedly and began to usher in the greatest economic growth in human history Truman -- who wasn't even in the Situation Room when the bombs were dropped, you know -- wanted to use those WPA and CCC camps to socialisitically indoctrinate our youth (segregated by sex, and you know what would happen in those camps, wink wink, nudge nudge), but Rush Revere leapt astride his horse, then gently got on a different horse after the original one died of massive spinal trauma, screamed "HI HO, PUDDIN!" and rode to Wisconsin, where the Last True American wept at the loss of his country, broken and unable to go on. Rush walked up to this man and said "Say it's so, Joe. Better Dead Than Red. And, are you going to finish that?"
 
2014-05-15 03:19:54 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Have any of you actually read the book?  Or at least skimmed it?  Of course not.  Bigotry knows no bounds when it's part of your politics and/or religion




I don't think forming an opinion of just how awful a book will be before having read it qualifies as "bigotry," especially when the author has provided so many examples of how awful he or she is. If I owned 3 Yugos (I have read 3 Limbaugh books over the years), and have concluded that Yugos are poorly made, would I have to own another one to presume it will be a cheaply made piece of sh*t?

Add to that Limbaugh's notorious co-opting of his version of our founding fathers/birth of the nation, and I feel even more confident in mocking this book without having read it.
 
2014-05-15 03:25:37 PM  

nocturnal001: Also, it's ironic that they view tea as a patriotic drink.

Don't those idiots understand even a bit of history?



Whiskey should have been the patriotic drink of choice, but the darned Whiskey Rebellion ruined everything.

Wait, I know. I'll take out the "e" and drink whisky instead.
 
2014-05-15 03:29:37 PM  
I bet that literary masterpiece is full of facts and reasons why Dem's bad Rep's good so vote Republican and such.

an audience member calling into his show:  Well i was in the book store & my child went right for your book Mr. Rushbo, savior of the universe, she started reading it in the isle, she's only 9 months and can recite the Constitution.
 
2014-05-15 03:43:26 PM  
I don't give much credence to online "best book" polls; every time there's a best science fiction book poll L.Ron Hubbard is always the winner. If. You. Catch. My. Drift. AndIthinkyoudo.
 
2014-05-15 04:02:54 PM  

red5ish: I don't give much credence to online "best book" polls; every time there's a best science fiction book poll L.Ron Hubbard is always the winner. If. You. Catch. My. Drift. AndIthinkyoudo.



You are harshing my inner Xenu.
 
2014-05-15 04:08:10 PM  
Does Rush Revere dodge the draft in this story too?
 
2014-05-15 04:11:26 PM  
I feel like I really lucked out being a kid when Masters of the Universe was popular and you had He-Man story books with illustrations that were painted.
 
2014-05-15 04:13:44 PM  
To be fair, most of these kids had to choose between Rush Revere, The Bible, and the Sears Catalog.
 
2014-05-15 04:13:50 PM  
Just look at how metal this is
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-05-15 04:14:30 PM  

red5ish: To be fair, most of these kids had to choose between Rush Revere, The Bible, and the Sears Catalog.


They're putting out the Sears Catalog again? Sweet
 
2014-05-15 04:19:14 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: red5ish: To be fair, most of these kids had to choose between Rush Revere, The Bible, and the Sears Catalog.

They're putting out the Sears Catalog again? Sweet


In both quilted AND single ply.
 
2014-05-15 04:19:19 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: FDR was so desperate to let the Commies take over that he established the WPA and the CCC which undermined our Glorious Small Businessheroes. Why did he do it? Because the burly, manly Stalin was so beefy and macho that merely gazing upon his visage was enough to send liberals swooning -- after all, when did you see FDR playing football? Never. And look at Eleanor? Woof woof, what a pooch!

Then, when Republican heroes won World War II singlehandedly and began to usher in the greatest economic growth in human history Truman -- who wasn't even in the Situation Room when the bombs were dropped, you know -- wanted to use those WPA and CCC camps to socialisitically indoctrinate our youth (segregated by sex, and you know what would happen in those camps, wink wink, nudge nudge), but Rush Revere leapt astride his horse, then gently got on a different horse after the original one died of massive spinal trauma, screamed "HI HO, PUDDIN!" and rode to Wisconsin, where the Last True American wept at the loss of his country, broken and unable to go on. Rush walked up to this man and said "Say it's so, Joe. Better Dead Than Red. And, are you going to finish that?"



Your jib, sir. I like the cut of it.
 
2014-05-15 04:32:03 PM  
Bleh.  It's pretty cruel to choose a target audience that can't even consume the amount of alcohol I assume is necessary to even consider reading that thing.

Heck, the only way you'd ever get  meto touch it is if you handed me a pirated copy, a very generous portion of booze, and a peer group large enough to do an  Eye of Argon-style circle reading.
 
2014-05-15 05:02:05 PM  

ohioman: Does Rush Revere dodge the draft in this story too?


One if by Oxycontin.
Two if by Viagra with a succulent Dominican boy who has ingested roofies.
 
2014-05-15 05:12:42 PM  

nocturnal001: whidbey: Close2TheEdge: For chrissakes, do we now have to politicize children's books?  Is nothing sacred?

Oh...um...carry on then.

[www.popten.net image 333x432]

So you'd throw a fit if there were a children's book about pollution and climate change?


They do all the time. You know all those children's books that talk about sharing

redistributing wealth or being nice appearing weak to our enemies ? Right wingers hate those things.

There.
 
2014-05-15 05:44:51 PM  
Never saw anything like that happen before, subby.

Best Novels -- Board Picks:
1. Ulysses -- James Joyce
2. The Great Gatsby -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man -- James Joyce

Best Novels -- Public picks:
1. Atlas Shrugged -- Ayn Rand
2. The Fountainhead -- Ayn Rand
3. Battlefield Earth -- L. Ron Hubbard
...
7. Anthem -- Ayn Rand
8. We the Living -- Ayn Rand
 
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