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2 minutes ago, ALF said:

  Given the players here this probably will get moved to PPP at some point.  I don't wish cancer on anyone but it seems to me that he was a heavy smoker at times in his life.  Having witnessed people suffering from that while I was pretty young was the deterrent needed so I never took smoking up myself.  

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I don't agree with his politics, or at least the division that he feeds people from his show...

 

 

But he is a radio legend.  To fill that much time on a show that is formatted the way it is takes immense talent in his field.  

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My Grandmother, lived in Buffalo her whole life.  She lived to be 103.  Her eyesight was failing but she used to leave her radio nailed to WBEN.  Rush is on WBEN.  My Grandmother was a Roosevelt Dem.  When I reminded her that Rush was a Republican, she told me; "OH NO. he's a conservative!!"  Never argue with Gram!

 

I have heard him refer to his "formerly nicotine stained  fingers" now maybe it's caught up with him.  Have to wish him the best, as I would try to do for anyone else.  I know he can afford the best of care, and that's a blessing for him.

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One of my former (now retired) bosses is currently laying in hospice thanks to advanced lung cancer.  Between cancer and the treatments he barely looks like himself.  I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

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38 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

 

I will feel bad for anyone with that diagnosis. Different strokes, I guess.....

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55 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

 

To say this about someone you've likely never met and do not know says more about you than them.

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1 hour ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

 

 

 

classy....SMH........

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I heard the announcement live, quite sobering.

 

"I know you (listeners) are out there ... I can feel it"

 

"I have a relationship with God"

 

Whatever your political stand, you have to agree Rush is an amazing communicator. He gets complex material across, often with humor.

 

I, for one, wish him the very best.

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1 hour ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

So yeah, you don’t care that somebody probably received a cancer death sentence because you don’t like his politics .... fine human being you are 

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1 hour ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

 

If you have witnessed what Cancer does to someone, you would never think such a thing

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7 minutes ago, AlCowlingsTaxiService said:

So yeah, you don’t care that somebody probably received a cancer death sentence because you don’t like his politics .... fine human being you are 

 

EXCELLENT post.......the downward spiral in this country towards our fellow man in a time of need is beyond despicable.....

5 minutes ago, /dev/null said:

 

If you have witnessed what Cancer does to someone, you would never think such a thing

 

....such ignorance seems to be the norm today......we're sinking to depths I NEVER thought were possible......

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I ***** hate Limbaugh’s politics but I think what he did in helping to sensational news and news commentary is out right awful and the damage he did to the nations discourse is going to be felt for decades. 

 

That being said I can’t deny how much of an impact he had on broadcasting. He basically took the Imus/Howard Stern method of shock jock broadcasting and applied it to politics while adding in a false sense of urgency to help make the news seem more interesting. He really did find a way to sensationalize the news and bring a level of intrigue to it. I also can’t say that he deserves such a horrid fate as I would almost never wish this type of fate on anyone. 

 

But I do really think the like of him and the people who followed in his footsteps (Hannity, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, Milo, and Steven Crowder) have irreparably damaged the nation by damaging the ability to have discourse and prioritizing intrigue of intelligent discourse and prompting a right wing victimhood mentality that is annoying as they will often proclaim themselves the victim of everything while complaining that their characterization of “The Left” are constantly proclaiming themselves to be the victim. 

 

That isn’t to say there aren’t bad actors on “the left” but I think Rush was the ground zero for a lot of what would turn the American right a lot farther right. 

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Was he a smoker, or was this non tobacco related?  I know cancer is cancer, but I always feel worse when a non smoker gets lung cancer.  One of my best friends mom just recently passed from it. Never smoked a day in her life. 

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He is an uncompassionate douchebag... But I send my compassion, what little I have.  It's hard... But it's there.

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He says “Here in my formerly nice fine stained fingers”. I know he has smoked cigars recently. The prognosis is not good. My dad had small cell carcinoma and they couldn’t operate because the tumor was wrapped around the nerve to his heart. The survival rate back 30 years ago was 5 %. Even with the advances it is maybe 10 %. 

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I'm relieved  this sad thread has stayed respectful . I  don't agree with his views but have nothing but compassion and prayers for him. My father died of lung cancer , smoking during the depression and serving in WWll took it's toll on his nerves. 

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3 minutes ago, ALF said:

I'm relieved  this sad thread has stayed respectful . I  don't agree with his views but have nothing but compassion and prayers for him. My father died of lung cancer , smoking during the depression and serving in WW11 took it's toll on his nerves. 

World War Eleven!  Was that on Melmac?  Holy crap... My nerves would be shot too!  Your father is a BRAVE Alien Life Form!

 

J/K

 

WWII (Roman Numerals)... /wink_wink

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CALLER: If you’re in an environment where somebody smokes, you can get secondhand disease from —

RUSH: No.

CALLER: — secondhand smoke.

RUSH: No. You can’t. That is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed. There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you.

Source

CDC: "Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. "

 

Rush on nicotine:

“There is no conclusive proof that nicotine’s addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease.”

Rush on the genocide of American Indians:

“Columbus saved the Indians from themselves.”

Rush on Michael J Fox having parkinsons disease:

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

Rush on African Americans voting:

“[African Americans] are twelve percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

Rush on the NFL:

“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

Rush on global warming:

“If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming."

Rush on global warming 2:

"Global warming relies on the theory that we are destroying ecosystems. There is no evidence that we could destroy ecosystems."

Rush on global warming 3:

"For years I’ve pointed out that global warming is bogus."

Rush on feeding poor children in public school:

“If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.”

Rush on a 13 year old girl:

"Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” (Rush Limbaugh, while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton)

Rush on exercise:

“Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.”

Rush on feminism:

"Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”

Rush on LGBT:

“When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.”

Rush on people in the military who didn't support the Iraq War:

"The phony soldiers."

Rush on women:

"Women still live longer than men because their lives are easier."

Rush on women protesting sexual harassment:

“They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.”

Rush on the homeless population:

"Isn't that how the homeless became homeless? They used to be institutionalized and a bunch of liberals came along and said, "They have rights! You can't keep them there"?"

Rush on the heterosexuality:

"Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population. [Heterosexuality is] under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.”

Rush on legalizing gay marriage:

I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage? And I said you’re probably having the same reaction here. And gay marriage is now standard, normal operating procedure. [Pedophilia] could be, too.

Rush on what criminals look like:

"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”.

Rush on Sandra Fluke who testified that women should have access to affordable contraceptives:

"It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns?

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2 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:

CALLER: If you’re in an environment where somebody smokes, you can get secondhand disease from —

RUSH: No.

CALLER: — secondhand smoke.

RUSH: No. You can’t. That is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed. There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you.

Source

CDC: "Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. "

 

Rush on nicotine:

“There is no conclusive proof that nicotine’s addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease.”

Rush on the genocide of American Indians:

“Columbus saved the Indians from themselves.”

Rush on Michael J Fox having parkinsons disease:

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

Rush on African Americans voting:

“[African Americans] are twelve percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

Rush on the NFL:

“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

Rush on global warming:

“If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming."

Rush on global warming 2:

"Global warming relies on the theory that we are destroying ecosystems. There is no evidence that we could destroy ecosystems."

Rush on global warming 3:

"For years I’ve pointed out that global warming is bogus."

Rush on feeding poor children in public school:

“If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.”

Rush on a 13 year old girl:

"Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” (Rush Limbaugh, while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton)

Rush on exercise:

“Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.”

Rush on feminism:

"Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”

Rush on LGBT:

“When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.”

Rush on people in the military who didn't support the Iraq War:

"The phony soldiers."

Rush on women:

"Women still live longer than men because their lives are easier."

Rush on women protesting sexual harassment:

“They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.”

Rush on the homeless population:

"Isn't that how the homeless became homeless? They used to be institutionalized and a bunch of liberals came along and said, "They have rights! You can't keep them there"?"

Rush on the heterosexuality:

"Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population. [Heterosexuality is] under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.”

Rush on legalizing gay marriage:

I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage? And I said you’re probably having the same reaction here. And gay marriage is now standard, normal operating procedure. [Pedophilia] could be, too.

Rush on what criminals look like:

"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”.

Rush on Sandra Fluke who testified that women should have access to affordable contraceptives:

"It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns?

Yayyyyy. You found the anti-Rush talking points. “I hope his cancer is extra extra painful”. What a dumb ass post. Get a friggin life. 

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7 hours ago, apuszczalowski said:

Meh, can't say I feel bad for such a horrible person......

This one too. Damn. What’s wrong with people?

 

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3 hours ago, DrDawkinstein said:

CALLER: If you’re in an environment where somebody smokes, you can get secondhand disease from —

RUSH: No.

CALLER: — secondhand smoke.

RUSH: No. You can’t. That is a myth. That has been disproven at the World Health Organization and the report was suppressed. There is no fatality whatsoever. There’s no even major sickness component associated with secondhand smoke. It may irritate you, and you may not like it, but it will not make you sick, and it will not kill you.

Source

CDC: "Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. "

 

Rush on nicotine:

“There is no conclusive proof that nicotine’s addictive... And the same thing with cigarettes causing emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease.”

Rush on the genocide of American Indians:

“Columbus saved the Indians from themselves.”

Rush on Michael J Fox having parkinsons disease:

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act... This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

Rush on African Americans voting:

“[African Americans] are twelve percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”

Rush on the NFL:

“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”

Rush on global warming:

“If you believe in God, then intellectually you cannot believe in man-made global warming."

Rush on global warming 2:

"Global warming relies on the theory that we are destroying ecosystems. There is no evidence that we could destroy ecosystems."

Rush on global warming 3:

"For years I’ve pointed out that global warming is bogus."

Rush on feeding poor children in public school:

“If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple.”

Rush on a 13 year old girl:

"Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?” (Rush Limbaugh, while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton)

Rush on exercise:

“Exercise freaks … are the ones putting stress on the health care system.”

Rush on feminism:

"Feminism has led women astray. I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”

Rush on LGBT:

“When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation.”

Rush on people in the military who didn't support the Iraq War:

"The phony soldiers."

Rush on women:

"Women still live longer than men because their lives are easier."

Rush on women protesting sexual harassment:

“They’re out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes.”

Rush on the homeless population:

"Isn't that how the homeless became homeless? They used to be institutionalized and a bunch of liberals came along and said, "They have rights! You can't keep them there"?"

Rush on the heterosexuality:

"Heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population. [Heterosexuality is] under assault by the 2 to 5 percent that are homosexual.”

Rush on legalizing gay marriage:

I simply asked you to think what was your first reaction when you heard first about gay marriage? And I said you’re probably having the same reaction here. And gay marriage is now standard, normal operating procedure. [Pedophilia] could be, too.

Rush on what criminals look like:

"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”.

Rush on Sandra Fluke who testified that women should have access to affordable contraceptives:

"It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns?

I'd like to send this crap back from whence it came.  PPP is not you asswhole's waste basket. You guys call this place here the dungeon but are capable of spewing such hate? Shame on you.

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