Skip to comments.Happy Birthday to our little fuzzball.
Posted on 01/12/2017 7:47:43 AM PST by Kevin in California
Happy birthday Mr. Limbaugh. Hope it's a good one and you have many more to look forward to.
Happy birthday Rush - may you have many, many more. You are the best.
I was living in Sacramento when Rush got his start locally there and I used to rollerblade in the parking lot of the treacherous mattress company that eventually betrayed him.
that made me so angry, you can’t believe it I still won’t forgive them.
I freaking love Rush Limbaugh, he is the Johnny Carson of radio.
Happy Birthday, Rush. You’re the best ever.
Happy birthday Rush!
Before Rush all of AM radio was a backwater of obscure religious broadcasters, weather kooks and emergency tones.
The listeners were catatonic or on respirators.
He overcame a family that was puzzled and ashamed of him and surmounted phalanxes of hostile, jealous liberal broadcasting people.
They considered it sport and an expression of broadcasting comararodie to wantonly and needlessly show hostility to Rush, even though he was nice to everyone.
Along the way to his success, well afterward and to this day, he has never forgotten the few people who were nice to him, coming up.
Rush is pure class, an Army of One.
I painted a portrait of your cat Punkin after he died several years ago. I have tried several times to get an address to send it to you. I would still like to give it to you for a birth day present. Freep mail me if you see this post.
I have tried every other way to get through to you, let's see if this works.
Before Rush Limbaugh, talk radio on AM was “middle of the road,” bland talk with the likes of the legendary Owen Spann of KGO Radio in San Francisco. It was Rush that made political talk radio popular, especially among the political Right.
Happy birthday Rush!
Happy Birthday Rushbo, and yes, the staff is bringing a cake! : )
Rush is still highly thought of by people who encountered him here in Pittsburgh in his early radio days as “Jeff Christie”.
Ditto on the good wishes, ElRushbo.
The irony being that Rush shares a Birthday with Howard Stern.
The media dwells on this huge houses or his many hundreds of Affiliates, but:
when Rush was driving out to Pittsburgh, on multiple occasions he had to pull over and manually splash de-icing fluid on his windshield because he couldn’t afford to fix his windshield wipers.
later in Sacramento after he had a small modicum of success he had a little breathing room and could afford to drive up to Tahoe for a weekend:
as before Rush had to pull over numerous times on windy, uphill Highway 50 because the sputtering engine on his battered land Barge had to cool off.
everybody now dwells on his success but Rush absolutely has never had it easy.
Rush earned all of his success.
HBD el Rushbo!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.