Open Line Friday!

“We don’t want to dumb anybody down. We don’t seek power over people. It’s the exact opposite, and yet the media, because they are Democrats themselves, liberals themselves, have succeeded in convincing all these groups that it is conservatives and Republicans who intend all this ill will and evil for them when in fact the people who have brought that on and made that part of these people’s lives is the Democrat Party. No question about it.”

–Rush Limbaugh, last Friday (on vacation this week)

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Mark G. says:

    Both Pubs and Dems work together to destroy humanity.

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    Why Apple employees avoid getting in the elevator with Steve Jobs

    “He was very clear about what he didn’t like,” says Dhuey. “He was not filtered with his input. If he was in a meeting that was boring him, he would be blunt. He’d say, ‘I don’t need to see this, let’s move on.’ And we would. He didn’t suffer a fool.”

  3. dmindgo says:

    I think Mr. Limbaugh should explain the rush for Congress to insert itself into this case before I can consider his statement.

    The plain fact is that this case has been dropped by the national media.  Every time a pol from the Republican Party claims no interest in controlling others this case should be brought up.  But it hasn’t been.  

    • BlueCat says:

      75?  Besides that, a method of measuring audience share not based on self reporting finds weakening throughout the rightie radio star universe:

      A look at radio’s PPM ratings for the largest talk radio market in the nation bears this out. An apples-to-apples comparison of ratings between November ’09 and November ’10 in the New York area shows that Rush Limbaugh’s ratings on WABC declined from 5.4 to 5.0-despite the crescendo of a GOP election year landslide. Likewise, year-end to year-end comparisons of the crucial 24 to 55 demographic show that Rush declined from 3.7 to 2.6-while his packaged follow-up acts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin narrowly declined and flat-lined, respectively. And Hannity was dropped from his Philadelphia radio station along with Beck last month after being dropped from his syndicator in Salt Lake City (!) last year before finding a new home in the area.

      PPM is the new method of gauging radio market share that registers actual radio waves instead of relying on the very analog process of filing out forms that allowed fans to essentially ‘vote’ for their favorite radio hosts rather than mark what they were actually listening to-what Randall Bloomquist refers to as ‘the emperor has no clothes’ impact of PPM.

      • Gray in Mountains says:

        explains why he always seems to be shouting

        But, I rarely encounter ANY talk radio. I did hear Glenn Beck once and Hannity a couple of times while in the midwest a year ago. And on last election night, while returning from festivities in Denver I heard Caldera until the mountains obliterated the signal. Of those I heard I have to say Caldera seemed the most rational. But, he had a couple of victories to celebrate though he was astounded that Buck had lost.  

    • DaftPunk says:


      The state requires abortion clinics to have sinks with hands-free faucets and to abide by certain air flow and temperature settings.

      “These really have nothing to do with patients and everything to do with making it harder to provide abortion services,” said Elizabeth Nash, a public policy analyst at the Guttmacher Institute

      Onerous abortion restrictions effect multitudes.

      Republicans don’t seek power over people?  Small government my ass!  Small enough to fit in a woman’s vagina.

  4. Automaticftp says:

    Kudos to District Attorney Bob Watson for his decision to try the 13 year old as a juvenile.  

    As terrible as the boy’s alleged crimes are, he was 12 when he allegedly committed them.  And I find it incredible to consider the possibility that a 13 year old could be locked up “all day and all night” for something done before he could truly comprehend what he did.

    • ProgressiveCowgirl says:

      I always think of Cody Posey — killed his father and stepmother at age 14 — The prosecutor in the case stood there literally trying to diagnose this child with Antisocial Personality Disorder, something you CANNOT diagnose in a child, in her closing arguments. It sickened me. Fortunately he ended up being sentenced as a juvenile and was sent to a treatment facility equipped to rehabilitate him and already familiar with him.

    • BlueCat says:

      I can understand why people want a more serious option for heinous crimes but 12 is 12. Children should never be tried as adults because they aren’t. The alternatives posed, such as being able to keep him in custody if, by the time he  finishes the maximum juvenile sentence he is deemed to still be a danger to the community, is a reasonable solution.

  5. Barron X says:


    The FDA should do more to promote economic growth in addition to advancing regulatory science at the agency, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) tells FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

    FDA News


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