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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:04 PM
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"Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse"? wtf?
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S.3867
Title: A bill to designate the Federal courthouse located at 555 Independence Street,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the "Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse".
Sponsor: Sen Bond, Christopher S. (introduced 9/7/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2006 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.TITLE(S):
(italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

* OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
A bill to designate the Federal courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri,
as the "Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse".


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By Mr. BOND (for himself and Mr. Talent): (introduced 9/7/2006)

S. 3867. A bill to designate the Federal courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the ``Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse''; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Mr. BOND. Mr. President, I rise today to introduce legislation designating the new Federal Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, MO, as the Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse.

When people talk about the American Dream, the ``Spirit of America'' and the people who helped make this country great, all one really has to do is mention the name of the late Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr.

Mr. Limbaugh led an extraordinary life in which he practiced law for almost 80 years until his death at age 104 in 1996. At the time of his death, Mr. Limbaugh was the Nation's oldest practicing lawyer and still came into work about twice a week at the law firm he founded over 50 years before in Cape Girardeau, MO.

Known by his peers as a superb trial lawyer with impeccable character and integrity, he was a beloved icon of the Missouri legal community, especially in southeast Missouri where he lived all his life.

Born in 1891, on a small farm in rural Bollinger County, he was the youngest of eight children and attended school in a one room primary school house. It is said that a passion for the law first developed in Rush as a 10-year-old boy when a Daniel Webster oration that he memorized inspired him to become a lawyer. Fourteen years later, he began a legal career that lasted eight decades. Throughout those 80 years, his interest in the law and his dedication to his clients never wavered.

Rush paid his way through college at the University of Missouri at Columbia by working on the university farm and doing odd jobs such as carpentry, firing up furnaces, caring for animals and waiting tables. While in college, his oratory skills won him awards which he later utilized with great success in the courtroom.

In 1914, he entered law school, and after two years, he skipped the third year and passed the Missouri Bar examination. In 1916, he was admitted into the Missouri Bar and his long distinguished legal career began in Cape Girardeau.

Over his career, Rush argued more than 60 cases in front of the Missouri Supreme Court along with many prominent civil cases. He was a specialist in probate law and helped draft the 1955 Probate Code of Missouri. He also tried cases before the Interstate Commerce Commission, the U.S. Labor Board and the Internal Revenue Appellate Division.

From 1955 through 1956, he was president of the Missouri Bar and later served as president of the State Historical Society of Missouri. In addition to this, Mr. Limbaugh was a leading member of numerous legal and civic organizations including the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Foundation, the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the Cape Girardeau Board of Education and the Salvation Army Advisory Board

However, Rush's contributions were not just limited to Missouri. In the late 1950s, Rush served as a U.S. State Department special envoy to India where he promoted American jurisprudence and constitutional government among lawyers, judges and university students in that newly formed country. And in the 1960s, he served as chairman of the American Bar Association's special committee on the Bill of Rights.

Rush was truly an inspiration and mentor to many aspiring lawyers, especially the ones in his own family. His two sons, Rush, Jr., and Steven, both practiced law with him for many years. His son, Steven N. Limbaugh, currently serves as a Senior Federal Judge in St. Louis. Four of his grandsons followed in his footsteps and pursued legal careers including his grandson Steven, Jr., who is now a Missouri Supreme Court Justice.

Perhaps the best measure of Rush Hudson Limbaugh's legacy as a lawyer and as a human being comes from the praise and admiration of his peers in the legal community. ``A top notch allaround lawyer; the epitome of what a lawyer ought to be,'' said one colleague. ``A legend in his time,'' said another.

However, his grandson Steven may have offered the best possible description of this great citizen: ``He was an extraordinary man, exemplary in every way, yet very humble. He was a lawyer's lawyer, a community servant and a gentle and kind man whose family was the very center of his life.''

It is only fitting that the new Federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau, MO, be named after this great hero of American Jurisprudence.

I ask unanimous consent that the text of this bill be printed in the RECORD.

There being no objection, the text of the bill was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

S. 3867

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. RUSH H. LIMBAUGH, SR., FEDERAL COURTHOUSE.

(a) Designation.--The Federal courthouse located at 555 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, shall be known and designated as the ``Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse''.

(b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the Federal courthouse referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a reference to the Rush H. Limbaugh, Sr., Federal Courthouse.


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Greeby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:06 PM
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1. Huh? So did the Oxymoran steal the name from a decent man
Or are Bond and Talent just lying through their teeth?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:08 PM
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3. Bullshit wins the day!!!!!11
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:09 PM
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4. I don't know but
I almost fell over when I read this.

Is this his father? There is a Rush JR!
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:14 PM
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7. Yes. His real name is Jeff Christy. Google it
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:07 PM
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2. Where's the Sean Hannity Federal Building?
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:10 PM
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5. Don't these fuckers have other things to do?
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:13 PM
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6. Its named for his grandfather
who was supposedly the oldest practicing attorney in Missouri at some point before the old codger croaked. He worked for Eisenhower. Rush's dad was also an attorney, Rush was a college drop-out. Must have been some home life...

His family owns most of Cape Girardeau, including the radio station where Rush got his start.
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Paul Hood Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:29 PM
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12. You mean he assumed room temperature.
I'm sure Rush would've wanted it that way.
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 06:40 PM
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15. His brother is some loser lawyer who wrote a few Clinton bashing books
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katamaran Donating Member (352 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:15 PM
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8. What a shame he spawned such a turd of a son...
What a shame he spawned such a turd of a son who steals oxygen from the rest of us. If his record hasn't been polished up here, he looks like he actually had a distinguished career. Of course, we don't know exactly whose side he was on in these cases....
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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:17 PM
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9. Grandson
Rush Sr. was like the Big Daddy of the clan. The line was weakend considerably by the time it got to Jeff Christie, who couldn't even finish college.
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4bucksagallon Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:18 PM
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10. Must be his grand daddy but the tradition continues.
In 1914, he entered law school, and after two years, he skipped the third year and passed the Missouri Bar examination. In 1916, he was admitted into the Missouri Bar and his long distinguished legal career began in Cape Girardeau.
Just like little Rusty Limpblob he skipped out on his patriotic duty and did not join the military for WW1. Got to love these faux patriots and flag wrapped cowards.
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:20 PM
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11. This is Rush's grandfather........... n/t
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 10:40 PM
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13. Wait a minute. Is the PigMan really Jeff Christy or not?
Some here are saying he is this honorable dead man's grandson, and I can't believe it. Does anyone have facts, not internet gossip?
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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-08-06 11:47 PM
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14. Rush Limbaugh is his real name.
Jeff Christy was an alias he created when he was a disc jockey.
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