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Rush Limbaugh Suspended for Vitriolic Comments
Vanity | RightFighter

Posted on 12/21/2013 8:00:48 AM PST by RightFighter

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was suspended after making headlines this week with some controversial comments that have set off a firestorm. During his afternoon broadcast on Tuesday, Mr. Limbaugh, responding to a caller's question, opined about the color of the sky.

"Look, the daytime sky is blue. Countless books and poems have been written with references to the blue sky, and until recently, there wasn't much debate about this. Sure, there are people today who want to convince you that the sky is yellow, but all you have to do is walk outside on a sunny day, and you will see that the sky is, in fact, blue. I mean, it's obvious. Anyone telling you otherwise is lying to you."

Opposition groups were quick to respond. "These comments are hurtful and obviously untrue," said Pat Lohfers, chairperson of People United to Say the Sky is Yellow, an advocacy group working to gain widespread support for the yellow-sky concept. "Mr. Limbaugh should be ashamed, and we have urged radio stations nationwide to drop his program until he renounces those comments. We don't understand where this hate comes from, but it shouldn't be polluting our airways."

In response, Clear Channel's Premier Networks, which syndicates Limbaugh's weekday program, placed Mr. Limbaugh on leave pending an investigation into the comments, vowing to work with Limbaugh's critics to achieve a mutually agreeable resolution

Angela Nussex, who leads the Atlanta-based Georgians Advocating for Yellow Sky, suggested that Limbaugh should publicly apologize. "He clearly spoke on a topic about which he knows nothing," Nussex said, "and offering an apology on the air should be a minimal first step before he is allowed back. We'd really like to see him admit that the sky is, in fact, yellow, as we've known all along."

It is unclear what qualifications Mr. Limbaugh has to opine on this subject, and he could not be reached for comment.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; homosexualagenda; humor; limbaugh; philrobertson; satire
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Looks like Limbaugh is in big trouble this time.
1 posted on 12/21/2013 8:00:48 AM PST by RightFighter
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To: RightFighter

I need to change my screen name. He has gone over the top this time!


2 posted on 12/21/2013 8:03:07 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
I need to change my screen name. He has gone over the top this time!

It's a satirical vanity.

3 posted on 12/21/2013 8:05:14 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: RightFighter

Is this an Onion story...?


4 posted on 12/21/2013 8:05:49 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: RightFighter

To be fair, the sky is whatever color you think it is. Who are we to judge ?


5 posted on 12/21/2013 8:05:59 AM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: humblegunner

So was post #2.


6 posted on 12/21/2013 8:06:01 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter; gorush; NYer

I object! EVERYONE KNOWS that the sky is pink and red. Mr. Limbaugh didn’t even recognize that we exist. We demand that he be re-suspended for offending us because he did not mention us and thus inadvertently offended us.


7 posted on 12/21/2013 8:06:38 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: RightFighter

Yeah, wait ‘till the “Moon is cheese” group gets a hold of him.


8 posted on 12/21/2013 8:07:03 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: RightFighter

Got to be satire, right? CIA as accomplished their goal; when you can’t tell the differencefrom fact or fiction.


9 posted on 12/21/2013 8:07:07 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: humblegunner

Really? Thanks for pointing that out. (I didn’t belabor the obvious with a /sarc tag this time either)


10 posted on 12/21/2013 8:07:35 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

LOL. You never know anymore.


11 posted on 12/21/2013 8:08:30 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: humblegunner

I am doing better, I realized very quickly that this was satire but I had become convinced that it was no longer possible to tell satire from truth. With people such as we have in all the top spots in government, with fruitcakes spouting opinion and trying to pass it as news coverage etc. it is very hard now to separate satire from fact.


12 posted on 12/21/2013 8:09:59 AM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: RightFighter
People United to Say the Sky is Yellow

Georgians Advocating for Yellow Skies

*snicker*....I see what you did there

13 posted on 12/21/2013 8:10:16 AM PST by digger48
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To: RightFighter

Who is to say there really is a “sky?” Does anyone have the right to push their belief in a amorphous span above the world on the rest of us?


14 posted on 12/21/2013 8:10:27 AM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: RightFighter

I was wondering why he won’t be on the air next week. Maybe, he has gone to teach Obama how to golf.


15 posted on 12/21/2013 8:10:47 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: RightFighter
"Pat Lohfers" ???
*snickering/LOL! *..too cute..edited by Ima Wrighter

16 posted on 12/21/2013 8:12:28 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: BCW

nah … not clever enough for that


17 posted on 12/21/2013 8:12:58 AM PST by Nifster
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To: jsanders2001

you can’t tell it is satire because it is not well written


18 posted on 12/21/2013 8:13:41 AM PST by Nifster
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To: RightFighter

Black ice can be hazardous while driving. Just saying.


19 posted on 12/21/2013 8:13:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: RightFighter

If you ever lived upstate NY, you know the sky is gray after Sept and returns to blue around May.


20 posted on 12/21/2013 8:14:05 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Remember Ty Woods? Glenn Doherty ? Forgot already?)
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To: subterfuge

I don’t know what planet you guys are on, but I live in LA, and the sky is definitely gray. Honestly, one of the things I like the most when I travel is enjoying a blue sky.


21 posted on 12/21/2013 8:14:34 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: RightFighter
I am an artist and I have seen yellow skies! I have painted yellow skies, they can be any color I want them to me! It is against my civil rights to say I can't paint my skies yellow! How dare they!
22 posted on 12/21/2013 8:16:17 AM PST by Ditter
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To: RightFighter

Excellent. Reads like a Monty Python skit.


23 posted on 12/21/2013 8:19:05 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Racist.


24 posted on 12/21/2013 8:22:47 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: subterfuge
"We'd really like to see him admit that the sky is, in fact, yellow, as we've known all along."

"There are FOUR lights!"


25 posted on 12/21/2013 8:23:13 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: humblegunner; gorush

One can only assume you work at the Department of the Obvious.


26 posted on 12/21/2013 8:25:12 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RightFighter

As of now the sky is black.

Is that racist?


27 posted on 12/21/2013 8:25:21 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: skinkinthegrass

You left out Angela Nussex.


28 posted on 12/21/2013 8:29:43 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RightFighter

Are these people for real?


29 posted on 12/21/2013 8:30:11 AM PST by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: RightFighter

Now THIS is rasis!!


30 posted on 12/21/2013 8:30:49 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: RightFighter

Run the acronyms, folks.
Run the acronyms.


31 posted on 12/21/2013 8:30:56 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: RightFighter

Parody, yes?


32 posted on 12/21/2013 8:31:29 AM PST by yoe ( Defund Obamacare now — or risk voter backlash in 2014)
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To: gorush

“I need to change my screen name. He has gone over the top this time!”

Don’t do it. If he would have made this statement in a magazine instead of on air, in response to a caller, it would have been much worse. /s/.


33 posted on 12/21/2013 8:32:53 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: RightFighter
no, I didn't, I just ignored it...
*Grin*

34 posted on 12/21/2013 8:34:32 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: RightFighter

The P.U.S.S.Y. people are wrong. they have no case against Mr Limbaugh.

The sky is transparent.
Ask all other raindrops.


35 posted on 12/21/2013 8:38:21 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: RightFighter

WOW! This post has everything:

Pussys

Gays

Racism

Bigotry

With maybe just a hint of Marxism.

This post is so comprehensive and overarching, I won’t have to FReep anymore today. My to-do list thanks you.


36 posted on 12/21/2013 8:45:37 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
The P.U.S.S.Y. people are wrong. they have no case against Mr Limbaugh.

I have every confidence that Rush will take a strong stand against this group. He will not be whipped by them.

37 posted on 12/21/2013 8:48:27 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel; RightFighter

Georgians Against Yellow Skies? I’m quite sure they’re located in midtown Atlanta.


38 posted on 12/21/2013 8:51:22 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Peachtree Mall, maybe?


39 posted on 12/21/2013 8:52:30 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: subterfuge; RightFighter

“To be fair, the sky is whatever color you think it is. Who are we to judge ?”

It is sky blue pink! Dung puncher pink! Rush and Phil are both absolutely correct!


40 posted on 12/21/2013 9:05:06 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: GreenHornet

I would love to hear Limbaugh comment on this whole sordid affair. I wonder if he regrets his comments.


41 posted on 12/21/2013 9:08:48 AM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: RipSawyer

“with fruitcakes spouting opinion...”

Now you’ve gone and done it...’fruitcakes’ is a naughty word, sure to offend the GLAAD crowd. They have wet noodles for ya...be careful when you pick up the soap!


42 posted on 12/21/2013 9:11:58 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: RightFighter

“Looks like Limbaugh is in big trouble this time.”

As well he should be suspended. He has said too many hateful things in the past.

I am currently working to get a local cop suspended for giving me a ticket for going through an intersection on a red light. I tried to explain to the cop that in today’s world all things are relative, and that going on red was ever bit as normal and correct as going on green. He laughed at me and made me feel inferior and stupid. I may round up the other moral relativists around here and picket city hall if that Nazi cop is not suspended.


43 posted on 12/21/2013 9:28:21 AM PST by Jay Redhawk (Oh Crap!)
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To: gorush

Lol. GrumbleBummer is SUCH a genius.


44 posted on 12/21/2013 9:43:43 AM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Good episode.


45 posted on 12/21/2013 9:48:47 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: RightFighter
The Atlanta-based Georgians Advocating for Yellow Sky are in actuality a support group for those suffering from liver disease which causes their opinions to be jaundiced.

Rush has not decided yet if he will hold a benefit for them.

46 posted on 12/21/2013 9:56:40 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: RightFighter
That's it! I'm never buying his tea again!

Well, not until spring. :)

47 posted on 12/21/2013 10:01:52 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RightFighter

Look the sky does pee on us once in a while so it can be yellow


48 posted on 12/21/2013 10:27:37 AM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: RightFighter

It is unclear what qualifications Mr. Limbaugh has to opine on this subject, and he could not be reached for comment.

A spokesman said Rush is out hunting ducks with a guy named Phil.


49 posted on 12/21/2013 11:21:30 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: RightFighter

This is all nonsense.

Rush went on vacation, his words on air, on Thursday, 12192013.

There are only two reasons that the sky could be yellow. The first reason is that Yellowstone Caldera has erupted. The second reason is that there would have to be an enormous presence of ‘bear-whiz’ in the sky precipitating upon all of us, which Democrats, Communists, and queers would attempt to tell you it is a good thing.


50 posted on 12/21/2013 1:35:47 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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