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Is RL's show in trouble?

Original post made by Do not agree with Fluke on Mar 9, 2012

It seems that more advertisers have left RL's show:

"nearly 50 advertisers have pulled their content from the program in wake of the controversy surrounding Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke."

"Reports about Limbaugh's Thursday program showed that 77 of the 86 spots that aired were "free public service announcements donated by the Ad Council." Additionally, seven ads were from companies "in the process of pulling their spots." This apparently left only two paid advertisements"

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Is this the beginning of the end of the RL show? He has been in controversial situations in the past, but this seems worse than the other times.

Comments (59)

Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:34 am

Another blood-letting. The lamestream media is crucifying a great man. Before this is over, Obama will have brought us back to pre-Civil War discrimination.


Posted by You Wish, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

Sorry Lefty,
You wish he (and other conservative voices) were crushed.
You and other Socialist Democrats who despise the US Constitution and Freedom cannot and will not silence him or us.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

Kind of surprised that something like this hasn't happened to Rush years ago. He was always a loose cannon with crude, tasteless remarks. I remember seeing him as a guest on the David Letterman show ages ago during my grad school days. He rambled on trying to make some tasteless joke about how "ugly" or "fat" Hilary Clinton was (who I believe was First Lady at the time). It was probably the kind of joke that would bring cheers and applause from the usual supportive audience that listens to his radio talk show. But when he tried making these crude jokes about Hilary Clinton on the Letterman show, he was met with a stunned silence from the audience. I think that everyone was shocked by how rude and disrespectful his behavior was. Finally, David Letterman leaned across to Rush Limbaugh and said something like "Well, Rush, I'm sure you just feel that way because you're such a fine hunk of a man yourself." That led to an uproar of laughter in the audience and left Limbaugh sputtering trying to explain himself.


Posted by CP, a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

"...Before this is over, Obama will have brought us back to pre-Civil War discrimination."

Uh, Sarah? No, never mind -- your comment is perfect to convey the mystery that reality must routinely confront you with.


Posted by Jim, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2012 at 11:41 am

Limbaugh is a pig and he got what he deserves.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Hey CP, does that stand for Communist Party? I stated this earlier today on Fox. READ MY LIPSTICKED LIPS:

"He is bringing us back...to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly belived that not all men were created equal. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin."

What's the big mystery? This is the worst president in history, he's pathetic, and everyone in their right mind knows that Obama-the-muslim-socialist and his terrorist pals is behind the blood-letting they've poured upon a very decent Christian man, Rush Limbaugh.


Posted by Sham, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Kind of surprised that something like this hasn't happened to Bill Maher years ago. He was always a loose cannon with crude, tasteless remarks. I remember seeing him as a guest on the David Letterman show ages ago during my grad school days. He rambled on trying to make some tasteless joke about how "ugly" or "fat" Sarah Pailn was (who I believe was a candidate formVP at the time). It was probably the kind of joke that would bring cheers and applause from the usual supportive audience that listens to his TV show. But when he tried making these crude jokes about Sarah Palin on the Letterman show, he was met with a stunned silence from the audience. I think that everyone was shocked by how rude and disrespectful his behavior was. Finally, David Letterman leaned across to Maher and said something like "Well, Dipwad, I'm sure you just feel that way because you're such a fine hunk of a man yourself." That led to an uproar of laughter in the audience and left Maher sputtering trying to explain himself and the million dollars he just gave to Obama.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Jimbo's weak attempt at analogy fails, because Maher wouldn't have joked about me being "ugly" or "fat." [Catch my sexy wink-wink there?] Instead, he was always making fun of my intellectual powers and authorities, and the liberal audiences on Dave's show ate it up for reasons I can't quite figure out, except maybe they're not patriotic and they all live in the city or sump'n.

Jimbo would need to place Maher on a conservative comediene's show to make the analogy work, but hey, there aren't any, except maybe my reality show ... or we could just replay highlights of my debate with Dick Biden. Or we'd somehow have to have Maher making his "jokes" about my mental powers and authorities while seated on stage in the middle of the Republican debates.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

Maher is one kind of extremist and Limbaugh is another. Bin Laden was also an extremist, as are a long list of dictators ending with Putin. That either Maher or Limbaugh have any success, let alone the kind of success that makes them rich is beyond me. IMO, there should be no place in the world for extremism. And that includes Gingrich (to the moon!) and Santorum who cater to a religious right that has no place in politics or my home. And this is probably an extreme view.


Posted by A Challenge, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Kathleen,
Earlier you mentioned that you have never listened to Rush L. A long time ago, I also had the same opinion of him...that he was a blowhard and full of himself. And I didn't listen closely to his opinions. I only saw/heard his "style" and I did not like it.

Then I listened more closely. And I found myself agreeing with him on more issues than not.

So I challenge you to listen.

And I also respectfully have another challenge for you.
Pick up a copy of either (or both) "Liberty and Tyranny" >>> Web Link

or "Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America" both by Mark Levin. >>> Web Link

After reading either or both of the above, you should learn that any true conservative (e.g. Rush Limbaugh and Rick Santorum) is an "extremist" only in the sense that they "extremely" love America, its Constitution, the power of individual freedom and how free market capitalism (while not perfect) results in improving the human condition better than any other economic system.

Kathleen, I have read some of your posts on this board and know you are not a superficial thinker. Therefore, I believe you will enjoy both of these books...and the latter...Ameritopia also includes the political philosophers like Plato, Thomas More, Thomas Hobbes, Karl Marx vs. John Locke, de Montesquieu, de Tocqueville and many of the Founding Fathers. It is a very very good read.

Respectfully,
AC


Posted by CPN, a resident of California Reflections
on Mar 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I read 'Liberty and Tyranny' and 'Ameritopia' and from those readings, among others, I conclude that Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum and Kathleen Reugsegger are anything but superficial, lock-step ideological thinkers.

And Bill Maher contributing a MILLION dollars to the Obama campaign??? There you have it: a terrorist commie giving money in support of the tyrannical Obama and the Democrat Party!!!

And American commie sociologists who rail about how the working-class lives, on average, ten years less than members of the upper class??? Just remember that Sam Walton died at the age of 57, so forget about commie statistics ... and forget about social class differences. Like Mrs. Mittens says, sometimes even she feels very much like a poor person.

Final comment on Rush. He reminds me of Gingrich who so loved his country that he was forced to inform his terminally ill, cancer-stricken wife, that he wanted a divorce in order to marry a woman he'd been having an extramarital affair with. Just goes to show you that somebody like Rush can love liberty (his own) while hating on women, people of color, gays, poor people, liberals, environmentalists, and people who vote Democrat Party. Respectfully, Challenge Produced Nausea


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2012 at 5:32 pm

CPN, More of your nonsense; you are Mrs. Mittens. I'll repeat I don't like extremes, which would include most of what you have to say about unions or Walmart, and includes Rush and Gingrich and Maher (although I could care less where Maher spends his money, including on the Obama campaign).

Challenge, I will find out more about the author before I commit to reading the books, but appreciate the suggestions.


Posted by A Challenge, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Kathleen,
Thank you for your reply and for keeping an open mind to learn.
Let me help you in researching who Mark Levin is.

An excerpt from his website ( Web Link ) ...

"Mark Levin has become one of the hottest properties in Talk radio, his top-rated show on WABC New York is now syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media. He is also one of the top new authors in the conservative political arena. Mark's radio show on WABC in New York City skyrocketed to Number 1 on the AM dial in his first 18 months on the air in the competitive 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM time slot. Mark's book Men in Black was released February 7, 2005 and quickly climbed to Number 3 in the nation on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

"Mark Levin is one of America's preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He's in great demand as a political and legal commentator, and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Levin is also a contributing editor for National Review Online, and writes frequently for other publications. Levin has served as a top advisor to several members of President Ronald Reagan's Cabinet - including as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the United States. In 2001, the American Conservative Union named Levin the recipient of the prestigious Ronald Reagan Award. He currently practices law in the private sector, heading up the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation in Washington DC..."

BTW Kathleen, in addition to his first book about the Supreme Court Justices called "Men in Black" and then his next two books, "Liberty and Tyranny" and "Ameritopia" they were all best sellers on the New York Times list, tho no mainstream media program except Fox would have him on television to discuss his book (in contrast to other best selling authors who slam conservatives).

These books have changed my views immensely.

Also, if you do listen to his radio talkshow (locally at KSFO - 560 AM from 3pm - 6pm) he can be very brash...which I personally like, tho others may not. His brashness is because he is passionate about saving America.

Again, thank you for your openness.


Posted by A Challenge, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm

PS Kathleen,
Here is a youtube audio of a Mark Levin clip as he discusses the differences between liberals and conservatives.

>>> Web Link

You can also listen to archives of his radio program >>>

Web Link

Or if you are in a mood to hear Levin have fun ripping into a liberal >>>
Web Link

Again thanks.
AC




Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

You see, on Levin's view, liberals are statists; statists are authoritarians; authoritarians are malcontents; malcontents are antiliberty; antilibertarians are supporters of tyranny; therefore, liberals are supporters of tyranny. You have to like this form of "reasoning." It goes like this: If Obama is a liberal, then he's a statist, is an authoritarian, ... is a tyrant.

This logic is identical to Kathleen Ruetsenegger saying Bill Maher and Osama bin Laden are both extremists. As such, I think the hate-mongering zealot Levin's views are right up in Ruetsenegger's treehouse. Birds of a feather, as they say. Both real nonideological and deep thinkers, like Rush Limbaugh, like AC, and like me.

BTW, when I read Ruetsenegger's post, I actually thought she was attempting to be funny. But I guess not. It doesn't surprise me that she can't seem to make sense of CPN's post, because anyone who equates Bill Maher with either Bin Laden OR Gingrich OR Putin, will obviously not be able to comprehend any part of the type idiocy the likes of CPN produces.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Here's a good example of liberals = statism = tyranny.....

The Nat'l Labor Review Board's acting general counsel released a summary of operations for 2011. One point stands out, making it clear just why us Republicans hate the NLRB so much, especially when it functions under a Democratic president. You know why? You betcha know why! Look at this:

A total of $60,514,922 (that's 60+ million) was recovered on behalf of employees as backpay or reimbursement of fees, dues, and fines, with 1,644 employees offered reinstatement.

How are businesses supposed to operate with impunity -- er, I mean liberty -- when the tyrannical state is taking their money away from them and giving it to a bunch of working-class chiselers and their lawyers? Instead of going to the Nanny state for protection, these lazy collectivist freeloaders should have just picked themselves up by their bootstraps and gotten on with becoming self-made millionaires like my husband, my daughters, Mr. Levy and me have done.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Sarah--I spoke of extremists of any stripe, not trying to link Maher to Bin Laden.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Right ... terrorist Osama bin Laden and the comedienne Bill Maher are both extremists. Though not trying to link them, um, except as extremists. And said with a straight face. Me and Kathleen Rugsenegger and jimbo/AC, living in our own private make believe little worlds....


Posted by Been There, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Sham, Sam, Sarah, CPN, A Challenge:

PW: Do you ever check IP addresses?

Might they all be the same?

Someone just mixing things up?



Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Limbaugh--extreme right. Maher--extreme left. Bin Laden--extreme. Putin--extreme. Not sure why not liking extremes is a problem for you.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Been There makes a good point. Sam and CPN come across as some high-falutin elitist intellectuals, and I don't like the way they're spoilin our fun. Because we're tryin to have a good old fashioned patriotic hatefest here, and they keep remindin us how silly we are. The PW editors should do something about it. Maybe stick warning flags on the extremist lefty posts so we can avoid reading them. (I read all of the posters, I mean all of them, I just can't think of any of their names right now.)

Extremist. Now there's nothing elitist or educated behind bandying a label around like that!!! Bill Maher, Putin, Osama bin Laden, extremists all. Maher is an extremist leftist, I repeat MAHER IS AN EXTREMIST LEFTIST, just like most of the other commie extremist leftist libs he hangs around with, like Al Gore and John Kerry and Barack Obama. Also, the way he jokes about the intellectual power and authority of someone who was only a rigged election away from being President, I mean Vise President. That was really extreme, I mean really really extreme. And he has real scientists on his show and asks them serious quesions about Darwingian stuff and global warming ... in Alaska NOT!!! And he has people on his show from our good side of the aisle and he engages them in dialogue and tells them they're full of baloney even when they say they are luvers of liberty. And he does other extremist stuff, too, but I forget right now. But he's a leftist extremist, he really really is, and I'm not kidding even though some elitist retards from the big city might claim that Kathy Rugsennegger and I sound foolish. The elitists have their books, but we've got common sense and intellectual power and authority on our side.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:48 am

Challenge said: "Also, if you do listen to his radio talkshow (locally at KSFO - 560 AM from 3pm - 6pm) he can be very brash."

Yes, a conservative talk show host, whether Limbaugh or Levin, is never rude or disrespectful or obnoxious. We reserve adjectives like that for liberals. If a conservative sounds like he's being rude or disrespectful or obnoxious, he's actually not. He's simply being "brash".

Interesting how some people have difficulty calling a spade a spade.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

Limbaugh and Maher--are people of extreme opinions on either side of the political spectrum. You can add Gingrich and probably Santorum and Palin for the right. I have seen little that makes me think Obama, Kerry, or Gore are extreme. So, while you try very hard to make this about your political views, you are alone in the ranting--as usual, I might add, gollum.


Posted by hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:21 am

There is one big difference between Limbaugh and Maher.Maher is a comedian with no influence or weight with elected officials.Limbaugh is feared by the republicans in congress and the pres candidates because he has so much influence on repub voters.Probably half the repub voters consider him the voice of their party.Maher has zero influence in the democ party besides entertainment.Limbaugh has real power to influence a congressional election.Limbaugh,in the irony of all ironies,may have gotten Obama re-elected if this election is really close.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:42 am

Maher is extreme because, well, I say so. He's just extreme, that's all. Really really extreme. So is Dave Letterman and John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. And Putin. And Osama bin Laden. I don't allow them in my home. Never have. They'll corrupt your kids and they'll start using contraceptives and having kids out of wedlock.

I'm in the middle, and anyone with opinions on either side of my patriotic, libertarian, Constitution-loving center is extreme.

BTW, I recommend that no one watch 'Game Change' tonight on HBO, because it is filled with disrespectful extremist opinions. It mocks someone who, in order to protect the American people, and especially Alaskans, for years woke up every day and stared down the extremist Putin from across the Bering Sea.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Love Stewart and Colbert! The rest, gollum, is your usual baloney.

Hoops, Point taken on Maher being a comedian.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Interesting statistic: About 50% of all Republicans are birthers. To his credit, Levin is not one of them. Limbaugh has apparently flirted with the birther movement, though.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Yeah, but the extremist Maher believes in global warming and evolution.

It does me proud to surround myself with all the patriotic, freedom loving birthers who love America and put Country First.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Lots of data on both sides of the global warming question. Sam, do you have a link to the 50% figure? I've seen 23%, and don't count myself in the percentage no matter what it is. But then, I don't consider myself a Republican, and I think evolution is the correct theory of life on earth. Still, I would count myself as patriotic, love the good old USA, and put country first, right after a few other important things.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

To summarize from the question: "Is RL's show in trouble?" I certainly hope so.


Posted by Sham, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2012 at 2:08 pm

RL has a huge audience and that will not change as a result of this recent liberal attempt at a public lynching (Sam is this what you meant by calling a spade a spade?)

Hoops-you can't be serious, or as blind as you sound: 'There is one big difference between Limbaugh and Maher.Maher is a comedian with no influence or weight with elected officials.Limbaugh is feared by the republicans in congress and the pres candidates because he has so much influence on repub voters.Probably half the repub voters consider him the voice of their party.Maher has zero influence in the democ party besides entertainment.'
Really? So, that cool million he gave to Obama has no influence on the campaign for the dems? You're a fool if you think you can justify your statement......he's always been a shill for the dems and now he's funding their continues destruction of our country.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Sham--I saw the tapes of Rush's latest tirade over a number of days using phrases like femi-nazi again. It's unbelievable that either Rush or Maher have an audience. Stewart and Colbert raised money as well (wonder if they donated anything themselves?).


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Kathleen said: "Lots of data on both sides of the global warming question. Sam, do you have a link to the 50% figure?"

No, no specific link. I just googled "Republican birther percentage" and found a number of web pages claiming about 50% believe in it. One page said about 25% were strong believers in it and another 25% were "uncertain". Any way you cut it, the percentage is way too high.

As for global warming, there is NOT a lot of scientific data on both sides of the question. Global warming opponents try to promote the view that there is a lot of debate within the scientific community for and against global warming, but that's not true. Over 90% of scientists who have studied the subject do believe in global warming. Now scientists are not infallible and it's certainly within the realm of possibility that they could be wrong or that they'll change their minds as more evidence is presented. But for right now the consensus is strongly in support of the idea of global warming driven by human activity.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Yes! Limbaugh routinely uses the term femiNazi and Maher uses the term bimbo. Very extreme.

The extremist Maher agrees with 99.5% of scientists on the global warming issue, which makes them extremist too because there's plenty of evidence on the other side, you betcha. Thanks to Kathleen Ruginsberger for informing us that Maher is an extremist, that global warming scientists are extremists (Just WHY don't they compromise on this???), and giving us good reasons that support her moderate convictions.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Oh, Sam! Like Bill Maher and our modern scientists, you are SUCH an extremist!!!


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Gollum, Don't know that scientists are extremists as individuals or as a group, and I'm not asking that they compromise. I'm not even asking Limbaugh or Maher to compromise. My day isn't going to change because of either of them or you for that matter. See how nicely that works out.

Thanks for the feedback Sam.


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm

"Lots of data on both sides of the global warming question"

There really isn't evidence that the climate isn't currently warming. The only reasonable scientific debates concern man's role in that warming and where it will go from here. I hope that is what you meant.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

Should have said debate rather than data. They kind of lost me when they gave Al Gore the Nobel prize and with the Peter Gleick slip. I need to go back and look at the topic again--there's information from the skeptics and a lot of hard data from climate scientists.


Posted by SteveP, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

SteveP is a registered user.

Speaking of man-bear-pig (algore) and his promotion of the religion of 'climate change', apparently it's a profitable business. Pictures of his 'green' (wink-wink) ocean view mansion are available at this link: Web Link


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:49 am

It so warms my heart when I see numbers like these:

"In the midst of tight GOP primaries in both states, Public Policy Polling (PPP) has released information showing that a majority of voters in the Deep South do not see Obama as a Christian. PPP's Alabama survey of 600 likely GOP primary voters [mostly old white guys] found that only 14 percent placed the president under that religious designation, while 45 percent said he is a Muslim and 41 percent answered that they were not sure.

A similar picture emerged in Mississippi. Of 656 likely GOP [old white guy] primary voters surveyed, 12 percent said Obama was a Christian, 52 percent classified him as a Muslim, and 36 percent fell in the "not sure" category."

I'm so happy the North won the Civil War and we live in blissful unity with the South. Where would the country be without our good ol' Southern voters? Onward our Republican Party! Love with lipstick and a wink to ya! Sarah


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:08 am

Whoo Hoo! I wish we had more of these good white folks living in Alaska!

Alabama Republican Primary voters:
Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim, or are you not sure?
Christian: 14
Muslim: 45
Not sure: 41

Do you believe in evolution, or not?
Believe in evolution: 26
Do not: 60
Not sure: 13

Mississippi Republican Primary voters:

Do you think Barack Obama is a Christian or a Muslim, or are you not sure?
Christian: 12
Muslim: 52
Not sure: 36

Do you believe in evolution, or not?
Believe in evolution: 22
Do not: 66
Not sure: 11


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:20 am

Gollum, without citation (and preferably a link to the quotes) it's just your usual blather.


Posted by Todd P., a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

PPP is an extremist organization that often polls for another extremist organization, the Democrat Party. The study is posted all over the internet, but I realize, like global warming, there is plenty of data and debate on both sides. Still, the study does represent an attack by Democratic extremists against the moderate Republican South. We've seen them work their shenanigans up in Alaska, especially their prediction of the Idiotard dog race.

Oh, speaking of links and citations. Since I'm talking to the Republican Earnest Dog Sledders (REDS) next week, I'm wondering if maybe Kathleen Reugsegger might be kind enough provide a link or two on (1) Bill Maher's Putinistic extremism and (2) where there is equal argument among scientists on both sides re. global warming. Back atcha later! Todd


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

You first gollum.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

Oh, okay . . . here's a starting point:

Bill Maher (just a fast Google, but I can dig deeper if you like): Web Link

Global warming (ditto above): Web Link Nice piece from NASA to peruse. By the way, I never claimed to know which side is right. Not sure they do either.


Posted by Todd P., a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:38 am

It's nothing but red-meat communist media that are publishing the extremist PPP poll. Like the Rev. Moon-owned NY Daily News:

"Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim.

A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday's presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren't sure.

In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren't sure, pollsters found.

Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to believe that despite ample evidence to the contrary, pollster Jim Williams said.

"I don't have an explanation for that," said Williams. "All I can say is that we have looked at that in other places in the past and it's never really gone away. You're dealing with an extremely conservative portion of the electorate in two extremely conservative states."

Mississippi and Alabama are also deeply religious states that generally rank at or close to the bottom in most state education rankings.

Sixty-six percent of Mississippians surveyed by PPP said they didn't believe in evolution as did 60% of people in Alabama, the pollsters found.

And in these states, Rush Limbaugh is an admired figure, with 53% of those polled admitting to having a favorable opinion of the right wing rabblerouser. The figure was 51% in Mississippi.

The survey was done over the weekend as Limbaugh continued to be hit by criticism for calling a Georgetown University law student a "slut" on the air."

P.S. I always knew in his heart of hearts the Rev. Moon was a communist.

P.P.S. Whose Gollum?


Posted by Todd P., a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:45 am

Oh yes, thanks Kathleen Ruegsinegger for the Wikipedia and Fox News clips. As to the latter, headlines had Maher calling Republicans religious extremists. Now how extreme is that????!!!!

That's why my wife and I always go to our Wikipedia link first before anywhere else. I mean where else will you find criticism of scientific computer-based models of global warming instead of accurate historical depictions as found in the King James Bible?

Good job KR!


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:46 am

And here is the section on uncertainties in the NASA report: Web Link

Could be Patriot states it correctly as to whether it is caused by mankind.


Posted by hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Sham.....I do not have to defend my position.Maher donating to the Obama campaign is not relevant to the discussion.According to your logic,if I donated a million to Obama I would be on par with the influence of Rush.Ridiculous assumption.Sorry.But I will take this opportunity to thank Mr.Limbaugh again for helping re-elect Obama.


Posted by Todd P., a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Well, there ya have it! With the exception of sun spots, which we haven't measured long enough, everything else contributing to global warming is to greater or lesser degree created by humans. With this very helpful NASA report (which unlike the Bible is man-written by a bunch of extreme scientific elitists) Kate Buggsinrugger has really sprung a gotcha moment on all those Al big piggy Gore global warming alarmists. Cuz, ya see, as the NASA study clearly reveals, really, really reveals, is that scientists don't know much about global warming at all -- there's so much uncertainty! Especially regarding sun spots!!! Read the study if you don't want to take Buggsinrugger and my word for it. Plenty of evidence on BOTH sides! Yep.

Seems us and the Mississipp and Alabam Republican voters have a lot in common after all!


Posted by hoops, a resident of Mohr Park
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

The sad truth of the matter is that tooooo many people only watch and listen to people they agree with.If all you ever hear is Obama is a muslim or Palin is a witch....well you are going to have a very narrow belief system.And that my friends is why this country is so screwed up and unable to form compromise.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Kathleen said: "Global warming (ditto above): Web Link Nice piece from NASA to peruse. By the way, I never claimed to know which side is right. Not sure they do either."

Kathleen, your link didn't go to any NASA study. Rather it showed a Google search results page using the keywords "data against global warming". Among the results I see something that says "New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models". However, that leads to a Forbes (not NASA!) article giving the Forbes writer's spin on what the NASA study says. That's quite different from saying that you're giving a "piece from NASA to peruse".

My father (a conservative who thinks that global warming is a hoax) once sent me a Forbes article titled "The Fiction of Climate Science". In support of its thesis, the article gave some quotes from some old National Science Board (NSB) reports that made me a bit suspicious. So I investigated further and found out that the author (Gary Sutton) falsely quoted the NSB reports. Here's the original Forbes article by Gary Sutton as well as a critical analysis of the flaws in the article. Interesting reading.

"The Fiction of Climate Science": Web Link

"Climate BS from Forbes" : Web Link


Bottom line: If you're interested in learning about the science of global warming, don't go to Forbes for your information.


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Hoops, Amen to that.

Gollum, I'm waiting for your links.


Posted by Todd G., a resident of another community
on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

To Sam the Elitist/Extremist,
Yes, Katy Bugsinrugger does this kind of thing all the time. Only a couple of days ago she posted a Gallup opinion poll (Gallup has an office in Princeton) and tried to fob it off as a 'Princeton Study'. Now the convolution of a purported NASA study and a Forbes writer's opinion piece. Fact is, she doesn't know much about science, about anything academic, or about anything much beyond that which is known by our good friend Republican stalwarts down in Alabam and Mississipp.

Fortunately, to be a good moderate, anti-extremist (e.g., anti-Bill Maher), Republican loving, libertarian, you don't need to know much of anything. As my wife has never tired of stating, you don't need to be an elitist intellectual snob to know whats right for the country. Any patriotic boob can know that. So, let's all praise God for the freedom loving boobs who know enough to hate on Bill Maher, global warming alarmists, Darwingean evolutionists, and Obama-the-muslim-noncitizen "president".


Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Sam, Yes, there was a series of links, on purpose, for gollum. I subsequently posted the link for NASA. Bottom line: I didn't go to Forbes; I followed the information to get to NASA. I do try to be careful and thorough.

Gollum, I corrected the Princeton issue. Get over it. Maher is far left; global warming is, is not, or may be both man made or natural; agree with Darwin; not a birther.


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Todd P.,

The correct name is "Democratic Party", not "Democrat Party", but I think you knew that. Kind of funny... you diverted the conversation on this thread away from *this* topic?! I knew you'd try to defend Rush and his disrespectful speech *some* way. LOL!


Posted by Todd P., a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2012 at 7:16 pm

The moderate conservative Rick Santorum recently took the extremist Bill Maher to school on account of the ultra-extremist comments delivered by the extremist comedian.

Maher's extremist quote is: "It's no coincidence that the type of tree which God forbade Adam and Eve eating from was the tree of knowledge. Rick Santorum home-schools his children because he does not want them eating that (extremist audio bleep) apple," Maher said. "He wants them locked up in the Christian madrassa that is the family living room, not out in public where they could be infected by the virus of reason."

The moderate Christian conservative Santorum one-upped Maher by taking him to school with his own madrassa-home-schooled children: "Our children will out-reason him. My 12 year-old will out-reason Bill Maher when it comes to understanding how logic works, 'cause (Maher) is completely illogical," Santorum said.

My moderate wife, Sarah, has called upon Obama's extremist liberal campaign committee to return the 1 million dollars contributed by the extremist nonbeliever and swearer, Maher. She has also called on her supporters to boycott the extremist HBO for airing extremist inflammatory movies.


Posted by Spacini@comcast.net, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

RL haters in the dem occupy movement now move on to another illegal activity: Web Link
Such fine examples of decorum and class.


Posted by Sarah, a resident of another community
on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Just goes to show, if you don't have money, and lots of it, you can push yourself off as a PAC. Mittens needs to tell these femiNazis a thing or two about PAC's.

Where do these femiNazis get off hating on the decent Christian man Rush Limbaugh? Turning a woman's health issue into one of lurid sexuality is really no big deal, unless you're a femiNazi. I wish all the femiNazis and amoral advertisers and lamestream media would stop crucifying this fine American man.


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