Things that make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm! : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread

I just saw on the news where conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh signed himself into rehab due to addiction to pain killers. It makes me wonder about what motivates people to make the comments they do. You know last week he criticized black quarterbacks, specifically Donovan McNabb, although it was not considered "racial" by Mr. Limbaugh. I am wondering if his babble is the pain killer talking (not limiting it too the quarterback issue) or the real Limbuagh. It is my opinion that talk show hosts should be submitted to random drug screenings to make sure all is well. What do you think? Thanks AME family and others. Love you all!!!

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2003

Answers is the same Rush.....don't make excuses for him....He joined Jimmy the Greek, Al Campanis, and Earl Butz in the Career-Ending Comments wing of the Hall of Stupidity.

-- Anonymous, October 10, 2003

I listen to the Rush Limbaugh radio show and will miss him during his time of "rehab". One of his frequent guest hosts happens to be a Professor of Economics and free market economist (Walter Williams) who was born and raised in North Philly. Rush, like cultural critic Bill Bennet before him (gambling addiction)will no doubt take a serious hit among his many faithful fans (ditto-heads). Of course his enemies from the left are more than pleased to see his fall from grace. That's how the cookie crumbles in the politicized world we live. Rush is no more a role model than an ex- serial philander who recently served as a US President.

Now concerning the Donovan McNabb issue, let me make this observation. Rush's remarks were directed at the way the media promotes McNabb and NOT black QBs in general. Two of the best QBs in the NFL today are black, Steve McNair of the Tennessee Titans and Daunte Culpepper of the Minnesota Vikings. Rush did not say or suggest that these QBs were some how suspect or over-rated becuase such an opinion would be simply stupid. I have followed pro football as a fan since the days of Norm Snead as QB for the Eagles. I have seen my share of ineptitude at this position. McNabb is the highest paid player at his position in the NFL. Based on his performance and the amount he is paid one doesn't have to be an ESPN groupie to know that McNabb IS over-rated. McNabb is hyped by the media and as the all-wise Cornel West said in his best selling book, Race Matters. However, there are other white QBs who are over-rated as well, Jeff Garcia of the Niners, Jake Plummer of the Broncos and Tim Couch of the Browns.

Now speaking about things that make you go hmmmmmmm.....why is the FBI wiretapping Phliiy Mayor John Street's office? The upcoming mayoral election between Street and Katz promises to be anything but a display of brotherly love. QED

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2003

Limbaugh was victimized by his job. Talk show hosts, both left and right wing espouse many things they really don't fully embrace in order to keep the particular audience they must agree with many thigs that are reprehensible to thier basic beliefs. This creates cognitive dissonance that can lead to addictive behavior and also the type of comments he made regarding McNabb. A local conservative (when he began) talk show host, David Gold was victimized the same way. His views became more and more right wing until he was removed from the show. fortunately for Mr. Gold, somehow the gospel was presented to him and he became a Christian and took his talents to Christian radio. Another view.

Be blessed

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2003

I left out one important part of my assessment: "We have the ability to speak those things that do not exist into existence, which is what the Talk Show Hosts do." In Paul's Roman letter he says that God calls those things that are not as if they were; whcih we also do.

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2003

The thing that makes me go hmmmmm is why isn't Rush in jail like so many others who have become addicted to "pain killers". He shouldn't be. Nor should thousands and thousands of others be criminalized for merely using "pain killers". If it is a sickness, and I believe it is then it should be treated as such. I guess the difference is that the brothers in the hood don't get to have a press conference, announce they are going into a 30 day rehab and they weren't savy enough to characterize marijuana, heroin and crack as "pain killers".

-- Anonymous, October 11, 2003

Brother Byrd, thank you for the laugh.....

It's a shame that Mercury Morris got 20 years hard time for possession of cocaine (I mean superficial antihistamines), while a friend of mine got 3 years' probation for possession WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE.....

It seems that if our people use it, it's a narcotic and we are addicts. If others use it, it's a "Substance abuse problem"....No one wants to lift a finger to save the junlge, but will sell their own children to protect the rain forest (Hint to all: there is no difference between a rain forest and a jungle).

It just goes to show that if you have money, you won't do much for "by the people, of the people, and for the people"....

-- Anonymous, October 13, 2003

I just want to know why he isn't in jail right now?!?

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2003

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