Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rush was RUDE today!!!!!!
Rush Limbaugh | 4/29/04 | myself

Posted on 04/29/2004 11:58:44 AM PDT by pollywog

I am SO ANGRY at Rush Limbaugh right now!! In his last segment he really bashed and basically made fun of people who have Autism or Asperger's Syndrome. He apparently has not done " his homework" on this one.He read from a article, but I didn't hear who had written it. My granddaughter and husband both suffer from Aspergers.It has been a very difficult journey for our daughter and son in law. Rush will get LOTS of angry emails concerning this!!!


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aspergers; aspergerssyndrome; autism; disabled; prissytwit; restlesslegssyndrome; rush
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-354 next last

1 posted on 04/29/2004 11:58:45 AM PDT by pollywog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Lighten up!
2 posted on 04/29/2004 12:00:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right, never in doubt!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Why on earth would he do something like that?
3 posted on 04/29/2004 12:00:16 PM PDT by Howlin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Are you getting enough oxygen?

Context, dearest one. Context.
4 posted on 04/29/2004 12:01:10 PM PDT by Asclepius (protectionists would outsource our dignity and prosperity in return for illusory job security)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Howlin
I miss all the good shows!
5 posted on 04/29/2004 12:01:15 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
That's very disappointing. We'll have to enlighten him with links to some facts. Let the emails begin.
6 posted on 04/29/2004 12:01:20 PM PDT by sarasota
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Calm down. He was reading a New York times piece which weepily told the story of people who find themselves unable to make small talk. HE WAS NOT TALKING ABOUT SERIOUS AUTISM. Geez.
7 posted on 04/29/2004 12:01:26 PM PDT by JennysCool
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
GET A GRIP PEOPLE!
8 posted on 04/29/2004 12:01:58 PM PDT by Steven W.
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
What did he say? - Help us out here.
9 posted on 04/29/2004 12:02:18 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
You need to sharpen your verbal people skills. Problem?
10 posted on 04/29/2004 12:02:21 PM PDT by Republicus2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
K-Mart sucks. Definately.

I'm a good driver............

Uh-Oh....Fart........

11 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:07 PM PDT by blackdog (I feed the sheep the coyotes eat)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Last week, Sean Hannity poo-poo'ed the idea of ADD and claimed it didn't exist. Much of today's diagnosis of ADD may be exaggerated but to dismiss every case is ridiculous.
12 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:14 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; daviddennis
Below is a list of Asperger Syndrome characteristics:


http://www.aspennj.org/
What are the characteristics of these disorders?


Children with these diagnoses exhibit serious and chronic social, behavioral and communcative impairments. Not every child is the same but some characteristics may be:




socially awkward and clumsy in relations with other children and/or adults

naive and gullible

often unaware of others' feelings

unable to carry on a "give and take" conversation

easily upset by changes in routines and transitions

literal in speech and understanding

overly sensitive to loud sounds, lights or odors

fixated on one subject or object

physically awkward in sports
13 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:23 PM PDT by ambrose (AP Headline: "Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
I heard a few minutes at lunch. He was making fun of the guy who wrote it in such a touchy-feely way. Apparently, the guy figured out he had this syndrome, and said "everything has changed, even though nothing has changed". I think Rush was ridiculing the guy's rather cosmic writing style.
14 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:32 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sarasota
Let the emails begin.

Did you hear it or are you just willing to be mad because you are told to be?

15 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:43 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
I'm glad you posted this, but would you mind telling me exactly what he said? I got into my car just as he was finishing up his discussion of Aspberger's and I was hoping to come here to find out what he said. My son has a very good friend (age 15) who has Asperbergers Syndrome and I have another friend whose child was just diagnosed with it.

Rush didn't sound like he was being rude during the part I heard, but I didn't hear the whole thing.

Candi
16 posted on 04/29/2004 12:03:44 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Stop The Flow of Ketchup to China!! Vote for George Bush in 2004!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; Charles Henrickson; Tijeras_Slim

I've always been into aut.

17 posted on 04/29/2004 12:04:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro ("I actually threw away my medals - before I didn't" -- J Effin' K)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Was Rush logged in?
18 posted on 04/29/2004 12:05:04 PM PDT by SGCOS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ambrose

Oh. Well, that's completely different. Never mind.

19 posted on 04/29/2004 12:05:20 PM PDT by JennysCool
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
.scixelsyd no skcip eh nehw dessip eb ll'I
20 posted on 04/29/2004 12:06:11 PM PDT by martin_fierro ("I actually threw away my medals - before I didn't" -- J Effin' K)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomB
Man, of all days for our DSL line at work to crap out.
21 posted on 04/29/2004 12:06:28 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Get a grip
For Gods sake LISTEN
GEEZE
22 posted on 04/29/2004 12:06:28 PM PDT by DeaconRed (sKerry did a flip flop, stepped on a pop top, got a purple heart., then threw it away, or did he?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
I heard him, too. He said it was shyness. It isn't. I have been researching it for personal reasons. The person who has it has A VERY DIFFICULT life and so do the families.
23 posted on 04/29/2004 12:07:20 PM PDT by Lovergirl (Her name is Terri Schindler and she's alive. www.terrisfight.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JennysCool
Yep... looks like they've come up with a diagnosis for being a "nerd".

I am a bit of a Star Trek dork myself. Does this mean I qualify for ADA protections and a handicapped parking spot?
24 posted on 04/29/2004 12:07:39 PM PDT by ambrose (AP Headline: "Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: blackdog
Fart? LOL
25 posted on 04/29/2004 12:08:23 PM PDT by cyborg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
I hope you don't hear his "restless leg syndrome" commercial.
26 posted on 04/29/2004 12:08:33 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn; pollywog
If that's the case, Mr. Hannity and I need to have a discussion.

It's very easy to poke fun at kids with these disabilities - even though they're not conveniently obvious about it, and aren't in wheelchairs and leg braces.

Hanity does it. Rush does it. Most FReepers do it.

27 posted on 04/29/2004 12:08:38 PM PDT by Old Sarge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ambrose
That list could describe another disease: Liberalism.
28 posted on 04/29/2004 12:08:40 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Fabrizio Quattrocchi: "Adesso vi faccio vedere come muore un italiano")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ambrose
Doesn't that represent just about every child in existence?
29 posted on 04/29/2004 12:09:03 PM PDT by Solson (Conservatives are concerned with the'end'; Liberals about the 'means' and the 'particulars.')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Rush's show is delayed here in Austin, so I will listen and see exactly what he said. Will try to get the entire drift of his comments.
30 posted on 04/29/2004 12:09:20 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for kerry or any other RAT, is a vote for the terrorists.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn
Last week, Sean Hannity poo-poo'ed the idea of ADD and claimed it didn't exist. Much of today's diagnosis of ADD may be exaggerated but to dismiss every case is ridiculous.

If you were upset by it, I hope you never hear Neal Boortz talk about it. You will likely have a heart attack and die.

31 posted on 04/29/2004 12:09:53 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
And he also said today that Teddy 'Chappaquidic' Kennedy's tirade on the Senate floor was akin to driving drunk with the RAT campaign as passenger as it sunk into the river...ROFLMHO.
32 posted on 04/29/2004 12:10:27 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; afraidfortherepublic; dead; seowulf; Severa; USA21; alnick; FormerLurker; ...
Autism Ping.

I heard it too and was somewhat surprised at his callousness.  Shyness and Asperger's Syndrome are not the same thing.  Saying the name of the syndrome over and over to make it sound like "a**-burger"

Giving him the benefit of the doubt, I think he was mocking the companies that now market anti-depressant drugs as anti-shyness drugs. 

There are however, many adults who fit the category.  Usually they're programming computers!

33 posted on 04/29/2004 12:10:39 PM PDT by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Solson
No. Sadly it doesn't, and it makes for difficult early years.......

Though, the two things they are blessed with (usually) is phenomonal long term memory, and above average IQ.......


So, for them, at least the trade off is more fair than real Autistic children.
34 posted on 04/29/2004 12:11:00 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: ambrose
socially awkward and clumsy in relations with other children and/or adults

naive and gullible

often unaware of others' feelings

unable to carry on a "give and take" conversation

easily upset by changes in routines and transitions

literal in speech and understanding

overly sensitive to loud sounds, lights or odors

fixated on one subject or object

physically awkward in sports

Sounds like a computer geek to me!

35 posted on 04/29/2004 12:11:07 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro
!OAML
36 posted on 04/29/2004 12:11:17 PM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: pollywog; All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1126812/posts
37 posted on 04/29/2004 12:11:38 PM PDT by cyborg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hobbes1
But what is the main differentiator? Is it a gene issue or what?
38 posted on 04/29/2004 12:12:06 PM PDT by Solson (Conservatives are concerned with the'end'; Liberals about the 'means' and the 'particulars.')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: ambrose
Gee, I gots lots of those symptoms. Esp. when I'm tired I get very "literal in speech and understanding."
39 posted on 04/29/2004 12:12:14 PM PDT by Little Ray (John Ffing sKerry: Just a gigolo!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
I don't think he made fun of anyone ata all. You are over reacting.
40 posted on 04/29/2004 12:12:31 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ambrose
Sounds like Kerry.
41 posted on 04/29/2004 12:12:39 PM PDT by theDentist (JOHN KERRY never saw a TAX he would not HIKE !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
For christ sakes, lighten up!
42 posted on 04/29/2004 12:12:46 PM PDT by John Lenin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Rush spouting his opinion at the risk of seeming rude or insensitive is new?
I bet he pisses some person or group off at least weakly
43 posted on 04/29/2004 12:13:05 PM PDT by Ignatius J Reilly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Old Sarge
It's very easy to poke fun at kids with these disabilities...Hanity does it. Rush does it. Most FReepers do it.

I have never heard them make fun of the kids, only at the ridiculous quasi-medical mumbo jumbo that causes these normal bored kids to get drugged out of their minds so they can be good little automatons. Many ADD kids, can sit and play a video game for hours, or any other thing they are interested in.

They make fun of the system, and criticize the parents who fall for the lies and allow their children to be zombies for the comfort of the teachers.

44 posted on 04/29/2004 12:13:06 PM PDT by RobFromGa (There isn't always an easy path, but there is always a right path.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn
In 95+% of cases it doesn't exist, and when it does, it could a)be avoided and b)be handled through nutrition, parenting, etc.

Harsh, but true...the society is so drugged up it's any wonder it functions. The pipples' priorities in this nation are way out of whack and the children suffer because of it.
45 posted on 04/29/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Incorrigible
I think he was mocking the companies that now market anti-depressant drugs as anti-shyness drugs

Oh my....do they really do that?

46 posted on 04/29/2004 12:13:40 PM PDT by Howlin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Maybe I missed something - but I did not hear Rush being rude.

He had a late caller who has Aspergers that did not get on the air. Rush asked his screener to get the phone # and permission from the caller to be on the show tomorrow.

47 posted on 04/29/2004 12:13:44 PM PDT by LADY J
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobFromGa
Amen. Lord knows no one wants to hear about personal responsibility, due diligence, priorities, shatty parenting, etc...
48 posted on 04/29/2004 12:14:35 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Ignatius J Reilly
""I bet he pisses some person or group off at least weakly"

Sometimes even strongly. Seriously, Rush should stick to politics. I have friends with a child with this condition. It's real, and it's no fun at all.

I've stopped listening to Rush. I can't imagine a group he hasn't ridiculed at some point.
49 posted on 04/29/2004 12:14:58 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: ApesForEvolution; mtbopfuyn
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia (sp?) when I was young. It was corrected through diet and exercise.

I have no doubt that if I was a child today, it would have been diagnosed as ADD and I would be on drugs.

50 posted on 04/29/2004 12:15:24 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 351-354 next last

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.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson