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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:02 PM
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Rush Limbaugh's charity giving...
M. Matalin said today on CNN that Rush gives more to charity than many of his critics. I would really like to know. To what charities does Limbaugh contribute besides the Republican Party, NRA, and Sarah Palin?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:04 PM
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1. NAMBLA?
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:06 PM
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2. Honey, Mary Matalin is full of shit, yet her statement is "factually" correct.
She said Rush gives more than "many" of his critics. Well, he's got millions of critics, so finding "many" who may be too poor to contribute would not be that tough a task.
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:24 PM
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10. well 'more' needs to be qualified as a percentage
the other sad fact was that when Obama put forward his tax records that he had substantial income, but not very substantial giving.

Although I would not be surprised if conservatives have an advantage on this. For one thing, donations to the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute are considered 'charitable'. I don't know if donations to the CBPP or the Brookings Institute have the same classification.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:06 PM
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3. Whale Watch
But for Right Whales only.
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:06 PM
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4. the AACS.
American Anal Cyst Society.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:07 PM
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5. He gives generously
to the Oxycontin producers.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:09 PM
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6. You got that right ~ I think that's why he was in the hospital
for the supposed "heart attack scare."
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Kookaburra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:10 PM
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7. Well, I say that horseshoe crabs can fly and all ducks speak french
Just because that Matalin woman says something doesn't make it so. I really don't trust anyone who can speak without moving her mouth -- what's she trying to hide anyway?

I'm sure that fool picks and chooses his "charities" very carefully.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:16 PM
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8. Since he makes more per year than we can even dream of...
he should be giving more.

I doubt some of the "organizations" keep tabs of what they take in.
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Hamlette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:19 PM
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9. He makes $37.4 million per year (not including speeches, books, stock earnings)
If he's not giving away 36.4 million per year, he's not giving away enough.

IMHO
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:27 PM
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11. so, is mary working for ru$h now, cheney wasn't toxic enough?
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Knockout Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:37 PM
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12. Honestly who cares about Limbaugh? I wish DU would stop talking about him as if he were relevant
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 02:50 PM
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13. If he is giving to charities what type of charities?
There are charities that are worthless.
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Guilded Lilly Donating Member (960 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:14 PM
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14. I'm sure he does have his charities.
And I can't fault him for being charitable to any organization. It isn't my money or my call.

What I can fault him for is the uncharitable, cold-hearted, guttersnipe bullcrap that spews from his foul mouth every time he opens it. He doesn't come by his vile speech by accident or ignorance or just dense stupidity. He plans it with calculating purpose. His speech is wretched and hateful no matter how many charities see his cash.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:24 PM
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15. Mr heart of gold...
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 03:25 PM by Generic Other
Limbaugh's website maintains a page where US soldiers can register for a free subscription to Limbaugh's online premium service, Rush 24/7, through memberships purchased by donors who buy a subscription (at a reduced price) as a gift...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_limbaugh#Charitable_w...
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:29 PM
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16. In Rush's world, giving a waiter a tip for good service...
is considered to be charity.
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leftygolfer Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 03:30 PM
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17. On principle alone
there are charities that should refuse Limbaugh money. I bet they'd make 10x whatever they gave back from the public at large.
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