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Anyone listen to Rush Limbaugh today? I am SOOOOOO annoyed with him!!! (And I am one of his biggest fans!)
He did such a disservice to the country today by belittling Y2K and talking about us "hysterical" alarmists who think "planes will fall out of the sky"!
I tried to call in to the show to give him some facts, but I couldn't get through.......which is probably good, cause I was so furious I probably would have made a fool of myself.
Anyway, I thought it might be good if lots of people either called the show or sent emails.....
-- Sheila (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 11, 1998
That just confirms Al Frankin's estimation of the man, a big fat idiot.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), August 11, 1998.
Sheila, I agree!! I sometimes have my doubts about him. I have listened to him off and on the past several years (when he was in Sacramento), and I think he is so far removed and consumed with Bill Clinton, that he has really lost touch with real issues that will be affecting our lives. Maybe when he goes off the air because of Y2K, it will get his attention.....he's the all knowing Majrahesi don't you know?
-- bardou (Bardou@baloney.com), August 12, 1998.
You just haaaaaaaaaaaad to bring up Rush! I hate that SOB! He is the biggest moron on earth. If he did any research at all he would know that Y2K is a problem. This just proves he doesn't know shit!!! Morons do his work for him and he blathers about it!
-- Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 1998.
I heard the same broadcast and called. I actually got through to Rush's program and talked with his screener. I told him that Rush's optimistic nature was blinding him from seeing the reality of the Y2K problem. They took my number and said they'd call me back. They didn't.
I don't usually waste my time getting mad at talk show hosts, but Rush's comments on Y2K border on the irresponsible. He affects millions with his program, and on this issue he is out to lunch.
I don't believe Rush is uninformed on Y2K. I think he is out of his field. It's better for a person in his position of influence to keep your mouth shut when you don't know what you're talking about.
Blessings to all!
P.S. If you'd like to get on my Y2K Update mailing list, drop by the site below:
-- Pastor Chris (email@example.com), August 12, 1998.
Hey, Pastor Chris, I think your advice about keeping your mouth shut when you don't know what you are talking about is good.
So, why don't most of the people posting on this forum follow it!!!
-- ... (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 1998.
I agree with you Mr. Chris that Rush Limbaugh is out of his field. I also agree with you Sheila that alot of what Rush says is right on the mark. He obviously does a lot of research in his show and knows how to follow a lead. However, he obviously chose not to follow the leads on the y2k crisis. Maybe he needs some names like Yardeni, Senator Bennet, Dodd, Horn, the GAO, Tony Blair, etc. I think as time goes on, he will gradually (very gradually so as not to be too noticabley changing) take y2k seriously. I just hope he doesn't say too much before his eyes open (and they will) that he digs a whole he can't dig out of.
-- James Chancellor (email@example.com), August 12, 1998.
Getting the facts straight before speaking has not stopped him from flapping his pie hole in the past. I'm not a liberal, in fact far from it, but sheeeesh, what puffery.
-- Uncle Deedah (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 1998.
Like Al Franken said, "Rush Laimbrain is a Big FAT Idiot" or was that big, fat moron??? I can't beleive people actually take that loudmouth serious!
-- Dave (email@example.com), August 12, 1998.
There has got to be a reason that a man, who spouts off about how hi-tech he is, doesn't believe in Y2K... I don't know what it is yet, and I don't think we'll ever know, but when he says things like we all think "planes are going to fall out of the sky" he is truely showing his ignorance... I listen to his show purely for entertainment value and I'm getting pretty tired of this clinton/lewinsky thing....
-- Thwaaap (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 1998.
I, too, have found Rush entertaining in the past, but I have a sense that he's "mapping" Y2K warnings to other so-called "gloom-n-doom" situations, such as the recession in the late 1980's, and he "refuses to participate", to use his words. Be understanding, though, friends. How much information did each of us have to take in and how long did the whole denial/anger/etc. process take before we got to acceptance and action? Took me months, personally. The mainstream media is starting to get it (Wash. Post, NY Times, etc.), so it shouldn't be long before all the distractions are swept aside by the realization that we as a global society are about to hit some very heavy weather.
-- David Macy-Beckwith (email@example.com), August 12, 1998.
When the Clinton-Lewinski matter is over, he'll jump on the band-wagon and act like he's the one who informed you all along about Y2K. He'll need something to talk about and Y2K will be just about the only thing people will be calling him on. That is unless Gore becomes President and then that's all we're going to hear about is Gore and how he isn't informing people about Y2K! It's all predictable!
-- neutral one (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 12, 1998.
I've listened to Rush over the past 3 years in spurts (like, until I can't stand it anymore!) In spite of his overbearing manner, I agree that he generally researches his topics pretty well. What he does with the research....welllll... Do you think maybe he's in denial? Think about it... Who will listen to him when all the radio stations are either off line or focusing on emergency transmissions? What's Rush without his microphone or printing press? I can easily understand why someone like him is having trouble accepting the predictions that say he'll be off the air for a while; maybe permanently! JMHO...
-- Debbie (email@example.com), August 13, 1998.
He does what he does to get the reaction he wants. He's a pretty good manipulator. If is is daytime..he will attempt to prove it is night. His goal is to cause cause extreme reactions. He was correct about Airplanes not dropping out of the sky though.
-- Cherri Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 1998.
My opinion is that Rush does indeed have a lot of influence. In fact he knows he does, so do a lot of other government types. He also incites extreme emotion in his audience (indignance, outrage, anger, etc.) but he is not in the business of inciting fear, panic, hysteria. And, that is my point. He is in a position to do so, therefore, he will remain on the fence for quite some time. You may not like to hear it, but it is better that he does not cause premature panic. The callers into the show are providing as much perspective as the producer is willing to indulge in, which is not much.
-- Bingo (email@example.com), August 13, 1998.
My opinion is that Rush does indeed have a lot of influence. In fact he knows he does, so do a lot of other government types. He also incites extreme emotion in his audience (indignance, outrage, anger, etc.) but he is not in the business of inciting fear, panic, hysteria. And, that is my point. He is in a position to do so, therefore, he will remain on the fence for quite some time. You may not like to hear it, but it is better that he does not cause premature panic. The callers into the show are providing as much perspective as the producer is willing to indulge in, which is limited at this time.
-- Bingo (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 1998.
Bingo is right, Rush will sit on the fence awhile. This is a good thing, as I need to get more gold and silver before the price goes up.
Thank you Rush, continue with the good work of keeping the 'unwashed masses' in the dark. At least the ones too lazy to do their own research anyway.
-- Uncle Deedah (email@example.com), August 13, 1998.
I'm not sure Rush is shooting straight with us.....He did recently buy a large place in Fla..."the compound", I believe he calls it. He may be crazy like a fox.
Just my 2 cents. ben
-- ben (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 13, 1998.
I've emailed Rush about the Y2K problem several times since April of this year, and I know of several people who have sent him information on it. Whatever his reasons for ridiculing Y2K, it's not because he hasn't had access to information. I've given up on him.
He prides himself on always being right with his analysis. I seriously doubt that he'll be able to smoothly switch sides on this issue after having been so vocal about what a non-event it will be. I get the feeling Rush doesn't eat humble pie too often.
-- Nabi Davidson (email@example.com), August 13, 1998.
Rush did buy a place in Florida recently, I bet it's stocked with 2 years of food, cigars and Snapple. Since he won't be on the air when Y2K hits anyway, he's not putting all his eggs into one basket. Besides, he doesn't want to be the media person to incite a run on banks and supermarkets. He's careful in choosing his words wisely.
-- bardou (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 14, 1998.
Snapple? That's a good one. Rush has tossed us into the pot of people he calls KOOKS which is an acronym for the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge Society. In other words, he has no factual basis for his opinions so he is reduced to name-calling. Rush and his fans cling desparately to the last vestiges of the status quo. This won't prevent them from being the first in line at the soup kitchen. Don't pay any attention to them.
-- Amy Leone (email@example.com), August 14, 1998.
Rush Limbaugh? Is this the same Rush Limbaugh who said that El Nino was just a publicity stunt and a way to milk money out of you poor suckers and any one with any brains would ignore the cry for preparations last October and November? That Rush Lilmbaugh?
-- Anncats (Zavaladaad@AOL.com), August 14, 1998.