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LETS GIVE RUSH A FREEPER THANKS FOR HIS 20 YEAR aniveristy

Posted on 07/29/2008 2:37:28 PM PDT by my right

Lets show appreciation to Rush for his 20 years leading the fight against liberalism.


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KEYWORDS: anniversary; rush; rushappreciation; talkradio; tribute
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I was thinking that it would be nice if someone, created a thread that solicited signatures of FR members that congratulate Rush and show appreciation for his 20 years of fighting liberalism with his show. In listening to his program this week, they have played many accolades from prominent conservatives. I wish FR could add to them. I would do it, but I am not very good at this sort of stuff.
1 posted on 07/29/2008 2:37:29 PM PDT by my right
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To: my right

Congratulations Rush!

Congratulations for 20 years of fighting liberalism and being the Conservative light that we can follow.


2 posted on 07/29/2008 2:40:59 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: my right

Thanks to you for getting the ball rolling and to Rush for his continuing work.


3 posted on 07/29/2008 2:41:10 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: my right

Thanks Rush!

You rock.


4 posted on 07/29/2008 2:41:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( b/c Obama is just creepy.)
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To: my right

I listened to Rush since his first week on WABC in NYC (local 10-12 show). He had me hooked instantly, between his Peacenik update, informative monologues, and sense of radio timing. More than once he made me feel like a few million listeners and I were in on an in-joke that the caller didn’t quite get. (The first time that happened was an older lady in NJ who was calling about cat leash laws, she blathered, and Rush kept on for most of the show, doing monologues and taking other calls before getting back to the cat lady.)


5 posted on 07/29/2008 2:41:58 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: my right


We love you, Rush xxx
6 posted on 07/29/2008 2:43:01 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: my right

Rush, congratulations on 20 years of excellence in broadcasting! Not only have you saved AM radio, but you have given a voice to many who are shut out by the MSM. Thanks, and again, congratulations on an outstanding career.


7 posted on 07/29/2008 2:43:20 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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Thanks, Rush!


8 posted on 07/29/2008 2:44:34 PM PDT by Syberyenta
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To: Syberyenta

Rush..here’s to another 20!


9 posted on 07/29/2008 2:45:58 PM PDT by conservativehusker (GO BIG RED!!!!)
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To: my right

Here’s a great tribute video to Rush from one of his listeners, John Galt;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVdSydDtLDY


10 posted on 07/29/2008 2:46:06 PM PDT by Neville Chamberlain (Obamalamadindong)
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To: my right

Dear Rush,
Congratulations on 20 years. Thank you for what you have done for our Conservative Movement. You are the Thomas Paine of our time. Thank you for 20 years of Common Sense.


11 posted on 07/29/2008 2:47:26 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("Aggressive fighting for the right is the noblest sport the world affords" Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: my right

Hey Rush I LOVE YOU! I have listened to you for as long as you have been broadcast in Houston. I always say “a day without Rush is like a day without sunshine”!

Now that July is here beating down on us, a little shade would be nice. Any how, I listen to you almost everyday, I don’t call but I am out here listening. Keep up the good work the US needs you!


12 posted on 07/29/2008 2:48:23 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: my right

Wow, 20 years Rush. Makes me realize just how old I am since I was around as a listener from just about the beginning. Congratulations and thanks for years of entertainment.


13 posted on 07/29/2008 2:49:04 PM PDT by commonguymd (A de facto single party country is nigh. The partisan bickering is a mere bilking mechanism.)
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To: my right

Rush,

Thanks for all you do.

Here’s hoping for another 20!


14 posted on 07/29/2008 2:49:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: my right
Rush, you saved AM radio. Next, you need to save political debates. All the current formats suck. Use your audience! Control the process!

A simple change that would radically change political debates would be to have each candidate supply one questioner. No moderator to preen for the audience. Stupid questions would reflect on the candidate asking them. No candidate could complain that his opponent was thrown softballs.

15 posted on 07/29/2008 2:49:42 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can never be obvious enough.)
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To: my right

From a Rush Baby, go EL RUSHBO! Never stop, even if they try and silence you, I’ll follow you to the internet radio or even better, satilite!


16 posted on 07/29/2008 2:50:23 PM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("...If it moves, tax it, if it moves faster, regulate it, if it stops, subsidies it.")
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To: my right

Rush: Thanks for being a conservative voice to offset the
mountain of liberal media coverage.

Rush has made talk radio the success that it is today.


17 posted on 07/29/2008 2:52:23 PM PDT by Verbosus
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To: my right

20 more years!


18 posted on 07/29/2008 2:53:23 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: my right

Wow! 20 years... time flies when listening to Rush.


19 posted on 07/29/2008 2:56:25 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: my right

Happy 20th Anniversary Rush!! and thanks for your service to our country. Here’s to another 20 years of Excellence in Broadcasting.


20 posted on 07/29/2008 2:56:39 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: my right

21 posted on 07/29/2008 2:56:58 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi

Thanks Rush. Keep up the great work.


22 posted on 07/29/2008 3:00:05 PM PDT by unkus
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To: my right
YOTADITTO'S!!!! (If it weren't for Rush... heaven help us)
23 posted on 07/29/2008 3:01:18 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: my right

Rush, can’t claim I was around at the beginning, but I did first hear you in the summer of ‘89. Godspeed for another 20 years; you’re the antidote to everything noxious about liberalism (which is, needless to say, everything about liberalism).


24 posted on 07/29/2008 3:02:53 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: my right
Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic talk show host. Rush Limbaugh will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, smarter, faster.
25 posted on 07/29/2008 3:03:14 PM PDT by magslinger (Infidel, American type, quantity one (1) each.)
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To: Miss Didi

Rush Limbaugh—one of the greatest Americans—EVER!!!!


26 posted on 07/29/2008 3:03:33 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: my right
Thanks Rush, been listening since the late 80’s. Many many more years on the air waves.
27 posted on 07/29/2008 3:04:21 PM PDT by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: Miss Didi

How about another 50 years, Rush. As long as you are there, I will be listening. And appreciating all you do. Thanks to you I have been able to smile daily when you’re on. The WORLD wouldn’t be the same without you.


28 posted on 07/29/2008 3:10:33 PM PDT by Invictus
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To: my right

Rush, I have been with you since the beginning. Thanks for 20 years of truth, news, inspiration, and entertainment. It's been a joy, and may God Bless you with many decades more.

And congratulations on your new contract! I was thrilled for two reasons: 1) you deserve it, and 2) I know it drives the Libtards even crazier than they already are.

Hubba hubba!!


29 posted on 07/29/2008 3:11:58 PM PDT by Babu
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To: my right

Great job, Rush!
Thanks for creating a wonderful radio show!


30 posted on 07/29/2008 3:14:00 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: my right
Congrats Rush! Now for another 20 years of dittos...

Molly wants to know if she could be a fill-in call screener when Bo goes on vacation...


31 posted on 07/29/2008 3:14:50 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: my right

I was eating lunch in my car in 1988. When you first heard Rush he seemed incredibly egotistical until you had heard the show for a couple weeks and you started to catch on. Some of his opening monologues have been inspirational. He has opened up and expressed the feeling of Conservatives for more than 20 years.

End of the Universe in Climate Cooling Dittoes. Hopefully, as we all turn into one colossal dark cold nothingness Rush’s voice will still be traveling through space!


32 posted on 07/29/2008 3:14:54 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball? - Harris to Cerrano - Major League)
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To: my right
a **LONG** time ago I went to a real estate event with mrs. steveo at what was the 'Red Lion Inn' in Sacramento. Rush was the MC for the event and had just started at KFBK.

Everyone was milling about and he was there standing on the stage looking lost. I was going to go up and say hello but I didn't want to lose my place in the free beer line. Mrs. did however and recalls he was very polite, but again had that "what am I doing here" look.

As I listened to Rush I gradually got out of my lib leanings and also changed my mind about the rearing of my child.

My daughter at four was very intelligent and precocious. I was dead set against any special treatment for her or special classes. Again my mind changed and I was determined that she would rise to her full potential. So I made sure she did her homework and studied but most importantly I drove into her little brain the notion 'unless you're 100% positive you did your best effort, go back and do it again'. I was drawing on his mantra of demanding excellence in whatever you do, something that was never drilled into my mush-pot when I was growing up.

So she worked hard and by the time she got to high school she was number one in her class (of 450?). She went to Cal Berkeley and then afterwards joined the military and is now a doctor.

Rush changed my way of thinking, planted the seed, I did some weeding and now the military has a pretty smart doctor. I always wanted Rush to know this... maybe now he will. 22 years of listening and I still look forward to how he is going to agree with the way I think.

33 posted on 07/29/2008 3:16:08 PM PDT by steveo (hoo haa ten years, time flies...)
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To: my right

O Great Teacher! You know how to give it to the libs! Thanks for teaching us how! Congrats


34 posted on 07/29/2008 3:18:02 PM PDT by notaliberal (Christ Our Hope!)
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To: my right

For me, the transition began when I pulled the lever for President Reagan. I hold Rush personally responsible for my final transformation from liberal to conservative.

Thanks Rush!!


35 posted on 07/29/2008 3:19:53 PM PDT by tropical
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To: my right

Thanks, Rush. I’ve been listening to you since September 11, 2001. My flight was re-routed to O’Hare and five strangers and I shared a rental car for a ten hour drive home. Had the person who’d secured the rental car not also picked the radio stations I’d not realized what I was missing. I now have a daily appointment with the radio for your broadcast. Congratulations on your twentieth, your new contract, and your next one!


36 posted on 07/29/2008 3:21:39 PM PDT by philled ("I prefer messy democracy to the stability of tyrants." -- Howar Ziad, Iraqi Ambassador to Canada)
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To: my right

Wonderful idea!

Thank you, Mr. Limbaugh.

You brought us conservatives together. (Even the ones who don’t FReep.)
;-)
You gave us a voice, and you’ve never backed down, which has helped more of us than you can imagine, stand up for what is right.
(Even with half your brain tied behind your back!)

Happy Anniversary!


37 posted on 07/29/2008 3:23:33 PM PDT by fanfan (SCC:Canadians have constitutional protection to all opinions, as long as they are based on the facts)
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To: my right

Rush, you single-handedly turned my young skull full of mush into the free-thinking conservative mind it is today. Prior to the internet, you were my primary source of information and news analysis.

God bless you, sir. Happy 20th.


38 posted on 07/29/2008 3:25:54 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (How 'bout a magic trick? I'm gonna make this pencil disappear...Ta-dah!)
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To: my right

THANK GOD FOR RUSH!


39 posted on 07/29/2008 3:26:15 PM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
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To: my right

I first listened to Rush during the start of the First Gulf War. I was looking for up to date war news on the radio while working in the garage. A conservative who could discuss national issues and was funny! I was hooked! I was a Human Events subscriber during my college years, so Rush was an instant comrade in arms.

Happy 20th Anniversary Rush! Best wishes on the next 20 years!


40 posted on 07/29/2008 3:27:22 PM PDT by TheDon
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To: my right

Rush,

You keep me sane. Thank you for all you do on the air and off. We love you. May the Lord bless you every day of your life.


41 posted on 07/29/2008 3:32:18 PM PDT by Millie
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To: Miss Didi

Dittos Rush...you got me through election 2004.Thanks!


42 posted on 07/29/2008 3:32:37 PM PDT by Jen from Tn.
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To: aposiopetic

I have seen a lot of people on FR disparage Rush and I cannot understand it. He taught me the diff. between a liberal and conservative, he made me realize that I was and had always been a conservative. He pointed out and proved to me what a terrible party the dems. are. and the difference between a person that wants the best for this country and one that only wants personal power. I would still like to see a collective letter to Rush with FR user names.


43 posted on 07/29/2008 3:32:42 PM PDT by my right
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To: my right
Whenever I think about Rush Limbaugh I'm always reminded of this story.
There was once a man who lived on a flood plain. He ignored the warnings about the possible flooding and stayed in his home. Not only did the flood waters rise above the 2 foot dike he had constructed out of sandbags, but they rose to the eaves of his home. As he sat on his roof shivering in the rain, he prayed, “God please help me. Please rescue me.”

The very next instant he heard a man shouting. The man was a police officer and he was rowing a boat and offered to take him to higher ground. The stranded man refused and the policeman shook his head and rowed away. Again the man on the roof prayed! Just then a helicopter came along and a soldier was let down on a rope. He offered to strap the man into a harness and hoist him into the helicopter. Again the man refused and the helicopter flew away. Again the man prayed for God to make the flood go away. Just then a power boat came along and the person piloting the boat said, “You look like you need help. The waters are rising fast and the dam is about to break.” Again the man refused help.

A few minutes later, the dam broke and the man and most of his house were carried away by the raging torrent. Of course, the man was drowned. When he arrived in heaven he demanded an audience with God. When he talked to God face to face, he was very angry and said, “see here God, I was always taught that you answer prayer and I prayed and you did not answer me.”

God replied, “What are you talking about. You prayed and I sent two boats and a helicopter. What more did you want?”

I can't help but wonder if one day when we are face to face with God and ask him, “see here God, I was always taught that you answer prayer and I prayed and you did not answer me.”

God will reply, “What are you talking about. You prayed and I sent Rush Limbaugh and Ronald Reagan. What more did you want?”
44 posted on 07/29/2008 3:33:03 PM PDT by coffee260 (coffee)
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To: my right

Happy 20th Anniversary Rush!

Here’s looking forward to 20 more!

Thank God for you!


45 posted on 07/29/2008 3:37:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: my right

Rush, I first heard you in Portland Maine in 1992. I wanted to check out this Scourge of the World that all my leftist magazines were telling me about.

You spun my head around and this leftist feminist became and still is a radical conservative.

Thank you.


46 posted on 07/29/2008 3:44:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING, NOT for the GOP, but INSTEAD, for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY!!)
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To: my right
Rush has done more to advance conservative studies than anyone I can think of by virtue of his extraordinarily large audience. An entire generation of American youth were exposed to Conservative thought (in addition to hearing it from their parents) by listening to him on the radio as their parents did. That helped to counterbalance the Liberal education so many children receive.

Rush is a true patriot and his intellect, capacity to understand the other side, principles and class serve in stark contrast to the Liberal machine.

Thank you, Rush!!!!!

47 posted on 07/29/2008 4:04:08 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (Build the fence, secure our borders, deport illegals - Protect our sovereignty!)
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To: my right

Many thank-yous Rush for your sucessful radio show, plus all the memories of the past 20 years. Also I add, a very educational show. Congrats on 20 years of broadcasting excellence. Megadittos to you Rush. :) =^..^=

Biggirl :) =^..^=


48 posted on 07/29/2008 4:04:19 PM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: my right

Congratulations, Rush!!


49 posted on 07/29/2008 4:21:28 PM PDT by retrokitten (Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Teresa)
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To: my right

Congratulations, Rush.

You have saved my sanity more than once.

Your talent may be on loan from God, but you have been a blessing to the country and your listeners.


50 posted on 07/29/2008 4:22:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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