Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Ruthlessreviews.com takes on Rush Limbaugh

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:11 AM
Original message
Ruthlessreviews.com takes on Rush Limbaugh
I really love this site. I don't agree with everyone of the reviews, but their main reviewer, Matt Cale, is probably my favorite critic I've come across. My favorite review on their site is Cale's review of Garden State, which he named the worst movie of 2004. http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/movies/g/gardenstate.htm...

anyway here's the thing on Rush. I thought it was worth a read. They also gives props to Mike Malloy in a corresponding article. http://ruthlessreviews.com/radio/malloy1.html

http://ruthlessreviews.com/radio/rush.html

Ruthless Radio

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Erich knows vagina when he sees it...
First let me say that I think the bulk of the left pretty much misses the boat when it comes to Rush Limbaugh, whos name sounds like a fake invented on the spot by a character in a teen flick set in 1979. Uh my name is Yes Balderblam, officer. This is my friend, King Crimson Grandmore. For years, lefties have tirelessly documented the man as the boldest of liars, as though fact has anything to do with dittoism. Look, for the most part, you're talking about people who thrive on being lied to. The kind of person who listens to Rush is the same kind who believes that the story of Noah's ark is literally true. That is, that 3,000 years ago, some fool used a wooden boat to gather every species of animal on earth from the ice caps to the equator--including species yet to be discovered by modern science--and housed and sustained them for 40 days upon said wooden boat, while an invisible man in the sky, who is all powerful and all knowing and all loving, decided to kill everyone on earth because he was disappointed at how they turned out. Additionally, not only did no one but Noah have a boat, the omni-omni being who created perhaps an infinite number of galaxies, each with billions of stars, many of which contain solar systems with planets and moons, oceans and continents and, in at least one case, ecosystems with billions of millions of species, composed of billions of cells and countless molecules, composed of mercurial particles that continue to befuddle the greatest of human minds -- this being, has as his primary concern whether some dude on planet earth is putting his penis in another dude's mouth. Seriously, this all knowing, all powerful being created a boundless universe of unlimited complexity, so that he could fret and wring his hands over the reproduce practices of a single species on a single dust particle of a planet. Supernovae are mere ornaments hanging about the core issue of the universe. Did little Timmy touch himself last night, especially while maybe thinking about little Billy? This is the mentality of Rush's audience.

Now, the response to these kinds of people is supposed to be like, "Rush misstated the facts pertaining to the involvement of the United States in the Nicaraguan civil war during the 80s." Or, "Limbaugh misrepresented the preponderance of scientific opinion pertinent to global warming." As if these observations will shake someone who believes that earth is younger than the pyramids into reality. Fuck that. Rush is about spraying a satisfyingly warm jism of falsehood onto the eagerly awaiting maws of nano-endowed, mentally deficient dupes. People who can't hold their own in a reality that includes competitive gene pools, and therefore get off on the idea of throwing people in prison or sending them to war. You dont use facts against this bunch, you use the back of your hand.

But here's what I don't get. Rush is the mouth piece of the hombre myth. He is the mask of right wing cunts who are afraid of every fucking thing. He's supposed to portray their cowardice as machismo. You're a watery, bloody, leaking, pussy who's so afraid of terrorists that he would shred the Constitution to avoid a 1/50 million chance of being killed by Al Qaeda? You're so afraid of crime and/or black people that you want to lock up troubled twelve-year-olds for life so they can never ever get you? Youre so intimidated by sex that you would actually block efforts to prevent STDs? You're so afraid of death that you have to pretend that you'll wind up floating on a cloud with Grams and Gramps, Jesus and the cat that got run over when you were eight? Rush's job is to convince you that, you, fruitcake, are in actuality a tough guy. You're tough on terrorism. You're tough on crime. You're not weak and afraid, but abstinent. You're strong in your faith. It's those whiny liberals who are the wimps. Horseshit.

Rush is supposed to represent the macho face of conservatism, boldly stamping out wimpy, wishy-washy liberalism. And yet, he is obviously the biggest pussy in the entire universe. That is what baffles me. Even if Rush never made it to radio, I would know him. When I try to imagine some jiggling, white bread imbecile in Missouri who spews "tough talk" platitudes at his family across a dinner table strewn with Boston Market to cover up the fact that he's often frightened by the sound of his own farts, Rush's face comes directly to mind. And I think it would even if I'd never seen him. Try to imagine Rush voluntarily entering a fist fight with an able bodied male remotely his own size. It's nearly impossible. Now try to imagine him saying, "Look, I don't want any trouble," to a midget who just smacked his mom across the face. Fits perfectly.

Of course the facts support the image. Rush has trouble finding and keeping women, even with his fortune and fame. He sat out 'Nam with a cyst on his ass. He was hopelessly addicted to prescription drugs for his hurt back and had to undergo the most extreme forms of rehab to get off them. Moreover, he bought them illegally -- which I have no problem with except for the fact that he has stated Oxycontin users deserve jail time because they are robbing sick people of relief. This is your rhetorical John Wayne? Good luck, pussies.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:17 AM
Response to Original message
1. I love cussing and profanity as much as the next person
but this person is just too much. It's hard to take someone seriously ( maybe we are not supposed to take it seriously) who uses such foul images and sexist language.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:23 AM
Response to Reply #1
3. I don't think you DO love it as much as the next person
:)

You should really consider that the notion of "sexist language" is sort of absurd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Jade Fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 12:05 PM
Response to Reply #3
18. I couldn't read through this because of his sexism.....
Edited on Tue Jan-03-06 12:07 PM by Jade Fox
How many times can a person use the word pussy (or cunt, or vagina) in a negative hateful way, and still claim not to be misogynist?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:25 AM
Response to Reply #1
4. Your point is well taken, but...
I think he was simply making a point. He could have made the point in another way, but this approach has a touch of shock value -- an alarm clock in the heads of his readers.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:28 AM
Response to Reply #1
6. Would you take Nixon 2.0 seriously if he said "I fucking quit"
"I am so fucking tired of this shit hole job trying to be king of you douche bags it's time to go back to Texas?"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 09:39 AM
Response to Reply #1
8. ok
...at least I didn't miss the point.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:07 AM
Response to Reply #1
12. Its a rant review.
I seriously doubt he is trying to convince you and others who are offended by this (unless someone is a 'puke). He is just regurgitaing Rushs spew back at him threefold and gloveless.

It was the C word that really got to you right? Using the c word to describe these guys (note guys) is not all that bad, you should have heard what about 50 people were calling almost every elected official we have, at the New Years party I attended (and yes that included Dems.. well Hillary anyways). Truly, this guy would have fit in at the party but not stood out.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:23 AM
Response to Original message
2. Wow. Perfect.
And it summarizes nicely why hammering Limbaugh for being a demented liar has no impact on the knuckledragger set -- they, too, are demented and feed off those lies.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 08:28 AM
Response to Original message
5. Brilliant stuff.
A* - bookmarked.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 09:28 AM
Response to Original message
7. Huzzah! Kicked & Recommended!!! nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 09:44 AM
Response to Original message
9. Brilliant rant! A classic! best part:
Edited on Tue Jan-03-06 09:45 AM by robbedvoter
He is the mask of right wing cunts who are afraid of every fucking thing. He's supposed to portray their cowardice as machismo. You're a watery, bloody, leaking, pussy who's so afraid of terrorists that he would shred the Constitution to avoid a 1/50 million chance of being killed by Al Qaeda?"
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 09:53 AM
Response to Original message
10. the fact that he's often frightened by the sound of his own farts,
The perfect description of conservatives in America today.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 10:01 AM
Response to Original message
11. Sadly I fear this line is true
"You dont use facts against this bunch, you use the back of your hand."


It's the only thing that wakes up faux-tough guys.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:56 AM
Response to Reply #11
16. A-Fucking Men!!!!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 12:03 PM
Response to Reply #16
17. regretfully it's also A-fucking-sault...
:smoke:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:28 AM
Response to Original message
13. I listen to Rush and what he said is absolutely true...
...and I'm glad that others get it.

Rush validates society's freaks. The gun nut dragging Jesus on a trailer hitch--would normally hide in his house and be ridiculed by the neighborhood.

Rush pumps these people up and convinces them that they are "somebody." That's powerful, considering that most of these people have been ostracized and called on the carpet for being deranged freaks.

These weak lemmings--who think Fox is the "real news" and that Oliver North is a hero---are punks. They are lesser thans. However talk radio empowers them into thinking that they are superior. They're told how patriotic, strong and smart they are--as liberals are positioned as unChristian, lying terrorist sympathizers.

It's so bizarre and hate centered. It really works these rodents up into a lather.

In return, these ingrates blindly follow BushCo and rationalize every criminal and unConstitutional move--just so they can continue to feel important.

What's really sad--is that these goombahs don't realize it yet--but they're slated for destruction too. The neocons don't give a rip about them. They want their votes. However, they will destroy their economy, their America, their dollar and kill their sons and daughters in illegal wars too. These are naive, very insecure people--and the neocons cull their votes through the propaganda spewed on hate radio.

It's all very sick and sad.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:38 AM
Response to Original message
14. This made my day!
:)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bombtrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 05:11 PM
Response to Reply #14
21. Good to know, glad it did n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 11:48 AM
Response to Original message
15. Gore voter who voted for Bush.

I know exactly one individual who voted for Gore in 2000 and Bush in 2004. And the following from this review describes him perfectly...

"so afraid of terrorists that he would shred the Constitution to avoid a 1/50 million chance of being killed by Al Qaeda"

I agree 100% with this guy's take on Dittoheads. They are afraid of everything.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Batgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 12:15 PM
Response to Original message
19. Ha -- I'll bet he doesn't get much deranged rightwing hate mail
You know the kind I'm talking about, the kind that liberal bloggers (or anyone who writes something critical of a person, place or thing held dear by neanderthal righties) get by the shovelful, and occasionally prints.

The kind of hate mail that consists of one long spew of obscenity. Written by people who lack the capacity for rational thought and articulating actual counterartguments. Instead, they use an onslought of cursing and threats, with the clear implication that such verbal intimidation could be backed up by physical actions.

Like any scared, cowardly bullies, they're much less likely to launch this kind of attack on someone who has already taken the gloves off.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-03-06 12:51 PM
Response to Original message
20. That review dissecting Rusty Limpdick supporters is so spot-on.
:applause: :yourock:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Sep 23rd 2018, 08:47 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC