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So apparently its terminal and appears imminent.  I will be the first one to tell you that cancer sucks and eff cancer and all that.  But my problem here is that there seems to be no self reflection, no compassion even at the end, he is being a soldier to the bitter end.  I mean he is still going hard after Biden and his son (which obviously is ironic) .  I mean I guess if I was staring at the end I still wouldnt be doing my shtick and maybe just broadening my horizons a bit and not still hammer on Republicans good democrats bad.  

 

Just seems really odd to me   

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1 minute ago, pantherclub said:

I dont know man, staring at death I doubt I still would have the strength to go after Biden and his son especially since he was himself a drug addict. 

Hypocrisy has never stopped him before. 

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4 minutes ago, Boston said:

Pre-Rush there were hardly any conservative voices in the media...he broke that monopoly and I fully expect some of the most horrendous vitriol ever upon his death and my guess is he would want it no other way.

monopoly?  If his goal was to have one side spit vitriol at his passing then I am truly at a loss of words.  I guess a question would be why? 

 

You will not find one person on this board more sympathetic to someone with cancer than me but damn Rush a little introspective would go a long way instead of choosing a side until the bitter end. 

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3 minutes ago, Boston said:

Pre-Rush there were hardly any conservative voices in the media...he broke that monopoly and I fully expect some of the most horrendous vitriol ever upon his death and my guess is he would want it no other way.

Much like Trump, he has always invited it.  Makes their brand.

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16 minutes ago, Leroy Hoard said:

Much like Trump, he has always invited it.  Makes their brand.

Yup...never ran from a fight...taking away the politics (which many can not) what he did was amazing...for 32 years he has been a one-man show with hardly any guests and limited callers...regardless of the content you may not see that ever again.

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54 minutes ago, pantherclub said:

So apparently its terminal and appears imminent.  I will be the first one to tell you that cancer sucks and eff cancer and all that.  But my problem here is that there seems to be no self reflection, no compassion even at the end, he is being a soldier to the bitter end.  I mean he is still going hard after Biden and his son (which obviously is ironic) .  I mean I guess if I was staring at the end I still wouldnt be doing my shtick and maybe just broadening my horizons a bit and not still hammer on Republicans good democrats bad.  

 

Just seems really odd to me   

That just tells me it's not shtick :shrug:

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1 hour ago, Boston said:

Pre-Rush there were hardly any conservative voices in the media...he broke that monopoly and I fully expect some of the most horrendous vitriol ever upon his death and my guess is he would want it no other way.

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I don't like Rush, don't agree with Rush, believe he has been a divisive force in politics and that one can draw a direct line between the discourse he began decades ago and our present political situation.  His departure saddens me.  Not because I have any admiration for what he is/did, rather because I believe his legacy is one of vitriol, contempt, ill will and animus.  And I just find that really sad. Sad for him and sad for all of us.  

 

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I was a major Dittohead in my youth. Rush could do no wrong. He was my Howard Stern.

Some may say that he is responsible for today's divisiveness, but I say that he merely recognized the potential of an underserviced market. Like many classic American entrepreneurs, he took an old product, modified it, made it better, and became an unparalleled success.

To be honest, my devotion to Rush began to wane as I got older. It's hard to be angry at everything when you've got a family who loves you, know what I mean? The happier I became, the more foreign Rush sounded to my ears. I'd still listen, but his words just didn't resonate like they did when I was young.

Anyway, I'm glad he's still out there, fighting an endless battle. I hope the end is not near for him, and that he can at least hang on for a few more weeks.

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This isn't really a "Rush" thing, but I've always found it odd that a certain type of person doesn't walk away from this sort of thing once they get to a certain age and wealth level.  If I were Rush, I would have called it a career at least 10 years ago, once I had enough money to live the rest of my life comfortably.  If I were Biden, I would be sitting at home enjoying my retirement.  If I were Clarence Thomas, I would have retired a couple of years ago when it was convenient to do so.  The obvious response is that these folks are all deeply committed to what they're doing and they don't want to give it up, but I'll admit to being kind of judgy about that lifestyle choice.

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19 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This isn't really a "Rush" thing, but I've always found it odd that a certain type of person doesn't walk away from this sort of thing once they get to a certain age and wealth level.  If I were Rush, I would have called it a career at least 10 years ago, once I had enough money to live the rest of my life comfortably.  If I were Biden, I would be sitting at home enjoying my retirement.  If I were Clarence Thomas, I would have retired a couple of years ago when it was convenient to do so.  The obvious response is that these folks are all deeply committed to what they're doing and they don't want to give it up, but I'll admit to being kind of judgy about that lifestyle choice.

I don’t have their level of fame and fortune but I would retire right now and enjoy doing whatever I want.  I guess that’s what it kind of boils down to - they enjoy what they are doing enough to not want to retire from it.  

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14 hours ago, pantherclub said:

So apparently its terminal and appears imminent.  I will be the first one to tell you that cancer sucks and eff cancer and all that.  But my problem here is that there seems to be no self reflection, no compassion even at the end, he is being a soldier to the bitter end.  I mean he is still going hard after Biden and his son (which obviously is ironic) .  I mean I guess if I was staring at the end I still wouldnt be doing my shtick and maybe just broadening my horizons a bit and not still hammer on Republicans good democrats bad.  

 

Just seems really odd to me   

Probably because it is not shtick and he is at total peace.

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55 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This isn't really a "Rush" thing, but I've always found it odd that a certain type of person doesn't walk away from this sort of thing once they get to a certain age and wealth level.  If I were Rush, I would have called it a career at least 10 years ago, once I had enough money to live the rest of my life comfortably.  If I were Biden, I would be sitting at home enjoying my retirement.  If I were Clarence Thomas, I would have retired a couple of years ago when it was convenient to do so.  The obvious response is that these folks are all deeply committed to what they're doing and they don't want to give it up, but I'll admit to being kind of judgy about that lifestyle choice.

Diane Feinstein is 87, Pelosi 80, McConnell 78, Hastings 83, RBG was 87 and died in office.   These are just a few and there are many more in late 70s early 80s still working in office.

I agree it seems odd that these kind of people hardly ever retire, they either get voted out or die in office.  I did read once it is all about "the power" that once they leave they never have that feeling of control and power ever again.  Rush probably feels the same way.

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1 hour ago, Summer Wheat said:

Diane Feinstein is 87, Pelosi 80, McConnell 78, Hastings 83, RBG was 87 and died in office.   These are just a few and there are many more in late 70s early 80s still working in office.

I agree it seems odd that these kind of people hardly ever retire, they either get voted out or die in office.  I did read once it is all about "the power" that once they leave they never have that feeling of control and power ever again.  Rush probably feels the same way.

Yep. Addicted to the juice. 

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On 10/20/2020 at 5:09 PM, pantherclub said:

So apparently its terminal and appears imminent.  I will be the first one to tell you that cancer sucks and eff cancer and all that.  But my problem here is that there seems to be no self reflection, no compassion even at the end, he is being a soldier to the bitter end.  I mean he is still going hard after Biden and his son (which obviously is ironic) .  I mean I guess if I was staring at the end I still wouldnt be doing my shtick and maybe just broadening my horizons a bit and not still hammer on Republicans good democrats bad.  

 

Just seems really odd to me   

 

On 10/20/2020 at 5:22 PM, pantherclub said:

I dont know man, staring at death I doubt I still would have the strength to go after Biden and his son especially since he was himself a drug addict. 

 

On 10/20/2020 at 5:22 PM, pantherclub said:

He was the foundation of splitting the country. 

 

On 10/20/2020 at 5:36 PM, pantherclub said:

monopoly?  If his goal was to have one side spit vitriol at his passing then I am truly at a loss of words.  I guess a question would be why? 

 

You will not find one person on this board more sympathetic to someone with cancer than me but damn Rush a little introspective would go a long way instead of choosing a side until the bitter end. 

You felt the need to start a thread about a dying man, and in 4 attempts, managed to go for 4-4 in criticizing him. Congratulations. To me it says a lot more about you than it does about old Rush. 

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16 hours ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This isn't really a "Rush" thing, but I've always found it odd that a certain type of person doesn't walk away from this sort of thing once they get to a certain age and wealth level.  If I were Rush, I would have called it a career at least 10 years ago, once I had enough money to live the rest of my life comfortably.

I know a number of elderly folks who are all too eager to loudly share overconfident political and social commentary all day to anyone who will listen, or just to themselves, for free.

If that's what you love doing, and what you'll likely spend all your time doing in retirement anyway, why walk away from getting paid for it? (The generic you.)

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18 hours ago, Roy L Fewks said:

I was a major Dittohead in my youth. Rush could do no wrong. He was my Howard Stern.

Some may say that he is responsible for today's divisiveness, but I say that he merely recognized the potential of an underserviced market. Like many classic American entrepreneurs, he took an old product, modified it, made it better, and became an unparalleled success.

To be honest, my devotion to Rush began to wane as I got older. It's hard to be angry at everything when you've got a family who loves you, know what I mean? The happier I became, the more foreign Rush sounded to my ears. I'd still listen, but his words just didn't resonate like they did when I was young.

Anyway, I'm glad he's still out there, fighting an endless battle. I hope the end is not near for him, and that he can at least hang on for a few more weeks.

The same can probably be said for many adherents to political vitriol, on both sides of the aisle.

But folks of all political flavors can agree that cancer is a terrible foe. I hope Rush takes whatever time remains to reflect on all the wonderful things life has to offer. 

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1 hour ago, Patrick Bateman said:

Hard to feel sorry for someone that has made hundreds of millions of dollars stoking hatred, and dividing people. Good riddance. 

See? What are you doing?  This thread was established just for this purpose - to bring out the worst in posters so they get banned right before the election.  DO NOT TAKE THE CHEESE!

 

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23 hours ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

I know a number of elderly folks who are all too eager to loudly share overconfident political and social commentary all day to anyone who will listen, or just to themselves, for free.

If that's what you love doing, and what you'll likely spend all your time doing in retirement anyway, why walk away from getting paid for it? (The generic you.)

This kind of explains Trump. He has no need to make himself richer. Yet here he is.

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I used to listen to rush every day when he was more of a comedian than a hard core political guy.  When he started taking himself seriously (or I did one ??)  It was time to stop listening.  Still dont want to see the guy suffer.  Cancer sucks.  

 

 

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Just now, Joe Summer said:

"Spamming" is just the software's default description when a moderator suspends you. Just consider it to be a euphemism for "Being unexcellent."

I’ve done nothing of the sort, but okay, I’ve come to expect this from this group of moderators

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16 hours ago, I-ROK said:

I’ve done nothing of the sort, but okay, I’ve come to expect this from this group of moderators

Looks like you reported a post and added more commentary about how the moderator should respond.

They replied to you "Just report the post. He got suspended. Your extra whining about neutrality doesn't change anything. "

The default setting for warnings is "spamming". 

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Ignoring the politics of it (which I know is basically impossible), there was a time when even I would have said that Rush was an really good entertainer.  Boring, non-entertaining people don't reach the levels he has in his life.  I do think he came across as being more angry the last decade and I do think he means most all of the things he says (outside of the obvious schtick stuff) which probably is part of the reason he did come across angry. 

If you blame media/entertainers for the state of our politics, he would have to go high on the list because he definitely made this an "us vs. them" over the years.

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On 10/23/2020 at 2:20 PM, AAABatteries said:

Ignoring the politics of it (which I know is basically impossible), there was a time when even I would have said that Rush was an really good entertainer.  Boring, non-entertaining people don't reach the levels he has in his life.  I do think he came across as being more angry the last decade and I do think he means most all of the things he says (outside of the obvious schtick stuff) which probably is part of the reason he did come across angry. 

If you blame media/entertainers for the state of our politics, he would have to go high on the list because he definitely made this an "us vs. them" over the years.

I credit Rush with turning me into a Bill Clinton supporter. When Clinton first appeared on the scene, I was far from impressed. However, at the time Rush's show was on at noon on the local radio station and by default I would listen on the way to and from lunch. It seemed like nearly every day he launched some attack on Clinton and I found myself involuntarily thinking about how ridiculous his argument was each time.  Eventually, the cognitive dissonance of defending a person I didn't like forced me into "Hey, maybe Clinton's not so bad, after all."

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1 minute ago, apalmer said:

I credit Rush with turning me into a Bill Clinton supporter. When Clinton first appeared on the scene, I was far from impressed. However, at the time Rush's show was on at noon on the local radio station and by default I would listen on the way to and from lunch. It seemed like nearly every day he launched some attack on Clinton and I found myself involuntarily thinking about how ridiculous his argument was each time.  Eventually, the cognitive dissonance of defending a person I didn't like forced me into "Hey, maybe Clinton's not so bad, after all."

Every day of Clinton's presidency Rush would open his show with "XXX days remaining of America's raw deal" or something like that.    I would love to go back to the Clinton days...

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