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Rush Limbaugh
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Web Traffic to Washington Times, Drudge Report, Rush Is Down

An odd thing seems to have happened to mighty right-wing talking head media juggernaut. They are still talking, but fewer people seem to be listening -- at least on the Internet. -- -- which is owned and operated by, tracks online usage for all Web sites, large and small. At, you can check a site's activity up to the minute, or follow its trail back for many years.
At U.S. Politics Today, we thought it might be interesting to see how the right-wing media machine was doing. Not well, it turns out.

During the past three months, for instance, traffic ranking has declined 18 percent. He still huffs and puffs away daily on radio, but advertisers might want to double check the size of his audience. If the bottom has dropped out on him online, it likely has had a similar trend line with his radio show.

Lyin’ Bully – by Molly Ivins

A large segment of Limbaugh's audience consists of white males, 18 to 34 years old, without college education. Basically, a guy I know and grew up with named Bubba.

Bubba listens to Limbaugh because Limbaugh gives him someone to blame for the fact that Bubba is getting screwed. He's working harder, getting paid less in constant dollars and falling further and further behind. Not only is Bubba never gonna be able to buy a house, he can barely afford a trailer. Hell, he can barely afford the payments on the pickup.

And because Bubba understands he's being shafted, even if he doesn't know why or how or by whom, he listens to Limbaugh. Limbaugh offers him scapegoats. It's the "feminazis." It's the minorities. It's the limousine liberals. It's all these people with all these wacky social programs to help some silly, self-proclaimed bunch of victims. Bubba feels like a victim himself--and he is--but he never got any sympathy from liberals.


But it's important to show people that there is much more wrong with Limbaugh's thinking than just his facts. Limbaugh specializes in ad hominem arguments, which are themselves ridiculously easy to expose. Ted Kennedy says, "America needs health care reform." Limbaugh replies, "Ted Kennedy is fat."

Rush Limbaugh's pathetic abuse of logic, his absurd pomposity, his relentless self-promotion, his ridiculous ego--now those, friends, are appropriate targets for satire.

Lyin’ Bully

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“Well, it's Tuesday, or as Rush Limbaugh calls it, 'hump day.'"

"That was my favorite story, Rush 'Limp-baugh' was detained for more than three hours at the Palm Beach airport after officials found a bottle of Viagra in his possession with someone else's name on it. How ironic is that? The one Republican with a plan to get cheap prescription drugs and they try to arrest him. It doesn't seem fair."

"Airport officials said they first got suspicious when they noticed Rush couldn't keep his tray table down."

"Here's an interesting fact. Did you know this? Even when Rush Limbaugh is on Viagra, he still 'leans to the right.'"

"What is it with Republicans and Viagra? First Bob Dole, he was doing the ads for Viagra. Now they got Rush Limbaugh. Say what you will about Bill Clinton, but the man was always there to answer the call, ladies and gentlemen."


“You hate to see something like this happen, but Rush Limbaugh is flying someplace and he lands and they're going through his luggage, and they found he had illegal Viagra. So chalk up another one for Homeland Security, ladies and gentlemen. Yes!”

"Last weekend Rush Limbaugh was arrested at an airport because he had illegal Viagra. So apparently, Dick Cheney isn't the only Republican who's locked and loaded."


"Rush Limbaugh was detained at Palm Beach International Airport today for alleged possession of prescription drugs that didn't have his name on them. The news reports said he had prescriptions with two different doctors' names on them. One of the drugs was Viagra. Actually, the reason that he flies with Viagra is because if helps to prevent the person sitting in front of him from reclining his seat too far back." - Jimmy Kimmel

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Late Night Oxycontin


"Actually, a lot of people on that Rush Limbaugh diet. You have tried this? It's Vicodin for breakfast, Oxycontin for lunch and then a shake for dinner."
"Pretty ironic, isn't it? The only Republican with a prescription drug plan, and it's Rush Limbaugh. The only guy. You get, like, 5,000 pills a year."
"Actually, today Rush said he would have no comment on his drug problem until he could figure out how to blame it on the Clintons."
"He said -- this is what I love -- he said the rehab process was wonderful. Of course. Sure. When you're rich, you don't have to go through that whole being arrested for drugs process like normal people do."

"Did you see Newsweek magazine, their story? They said Rush Limbaugh's home was worth $30 million. Isn't that amazing? With a street value of $80 million."

“Rush Limbaugh and his third wife has broken up. Apparently, she came home early and found him with their pharmacist."

"Happy birthday to Rush Limbaugh. He's 55 years old. You have to give Rush credit... He's probably the only Republican in the country with a cheap prescription drug plan."

"Rush Limbaugh is in rehab, and am I, am I the only one that thinks we were better off with him sedated?"
Limbaugh's housekeeper "calls the National Enquirer and she said that she delivered enough prescription painkillers to kill an elephant. Wow. Well, apparently not."
"Well, I want to tell you, things are back to normal at my house. Rush Limbaugh's voice is booming out of mom's trailer."
"Rush is back on the air, you know he was away for a month at drug rehab. And he's happy now to be off the drugs, and he's gone back to being addicted to pie. That's what he's addicted to now."


"Rush Limbaugh is in trouble. Prosecutors say that they have enough evidence to put him away on 10 felony counts. This would be the biggest blow to the conservative movement since Anne Coulter announced she had a penis." - Bill Maher

"After a week of speculation in the press, Rush Limbaugh admitted that he is addicted to pain killers and I'm sorry to say, hoagies. Limbaugh blames his addiction on a botched back operation and lesbians." - Tina Fey

"Rush Limbaugh is a drug freak. Apparently, he was able to lose the 'big fat' part but not the 'idiot' part." - Jon Stewart


Chickenhawk: A person enthusiastic about war, provided someone else fights it; particularly when that enthusiasm is undimmed by personal experience with war; most emphatically when that lack of experience came in spite of ample opportunity in that person's youth.

”I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed... managed to wrangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units. . . Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country." – Colin Powell, “My American Journey”

Rush -- nailed on his own show!

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