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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!!!


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KEYWORDS: aspergers; aspergerssyndrome; autism; disabled; prissytwit; restlesslegssyndrome; rush
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To: tet68
Yes, and also the description of my high school career.
101 posted on 04/29/2004 12:29:59 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: ambrose
Thank you so much ambrose for your help in adding the links.
102 posted on 04/29/2004 12:30:08 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: pollywog
He can be a boob.
103 posted on 04/29/2004 12:31:29 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: O.C. - Old Cracker
Everything's a syndrome today! What did people do before all these experts were around to invent the malady of the month?

I want to know how the human race has lasted so long.

We had our first child in Dec. The list of "rules" while you are pregnant is a 1000 pages long ,and the "how to care for" list is longer! How did humans make it this long without all these rules, meds, experts, etc...

104 posted on 04/29/2004 12:31:30 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Phantom Lord
Phantom Lord wrote:

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 just like my daughter. She is mildly autistic. She manages, though.
105 posted on 04/29/2004 12:31:37 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: pollywog
I like a lot of what Rush says, but...When is he not rude?
106 posted on 04/29/2004 12:32:05 PM PDT by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense)
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I guess every freakin social malfunction is now a syndrome. Whatever sympathy I had for such people has long since been expended. So go crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here.
107 posted on 04/29/2004 12:32:48 PM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: JennysCool
I understand your point and agree with the massive overdiagnosis of ADHD. Some here (and everywhere) will ridicule any parent that medicates their kid for ADHD.

I see no problem with saving a child's life. If a kid has allergic symptoms and Benadryl will help, by all means, give the kid some benadryl, right?
108 posted on 04/29/2004 12:33:04 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
It was the tone of voice that he read the article, that came across to me as derogatory!! His very last comment was that they were going to talk to a caller who wanted to explain" Aspergers". I am sure he will talk about it tomorrow.....after his email box overflows!
109 posted on 04/29/2004 12:33:29 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: NTegraT
""I've stopped listening to Rush. I can't imagine a group he hasn't ridiculed at some point."
Sounds like FreeRepublic, doesn't it.



Well, no. There is a small group here that tends to make fun of people with illnesses or handicaps. Some are in this thread. They're best ignored, I say.

Rush is another matter. I can listen to him or I can not listen to him. These days, I do not listen. I'm weary of the man and his false sense of self-importance. He just ain't that bright, overall.

He reminds me of all the blowhards I've ever met. They talk about what they do not understand as if they are experts.

The mere fact that he appears to be conservative is not enough for me. I do something else while he's on the air.
110 posted on 04/29/2004 12:33:41 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: pollywog
The point isn't that people should never joke about things or never say that something's "retarded".

It's the assumption that because there are overstated and false diagnoses of certain maladies (like ADD) that there aren't people who genuinely have a problem.

It's that attitude, that everyone diagnosed with such an ailment is faking it or just needs more discipline, that's far more offensive than some joke.

It's very important to denounce those who make bad diagnoses or put every excitable kid on Ritalin. But it's also important to recognize that, in spite of the charlatans, some people genuinely have disorders that greatly affect their lives and they're not faking it.
111 posted on 04/29/2004 12:34:26 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: tiamat
Actually, I didn't write that. That is taken from anothers post, who got it from a web site describing the symptoms. I added "Sounds like computer geeks."

To be honest, it is an absolute perfect description of my brother in law. He is even worse though. He doesn't have any disease. He is a lazy bastard who is 33, lives with mom, hasnt had a job in ten years, and thinks he is a freaking genius whose mental powers are to be held in awe.

No BIL, your a dumbass loser!

112 posted on 04/29/2004 12:34:58 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Old Sarge
Good luck, it's damn difficult to "parent away" a true sickness, as some claim you can do.
113 posted on 04/29/2004 12:35:21 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: Numbers Guy
"It's that attitude, that everyone diagnosed with such an ailment is faking it or just needs more discipline, that's far more offensive than some joke.

It's very important to denounce those who make bad diagnoses or put every excitable kid on Ritalin. But it's also important to recognize that, in spite of the charlatans, some people genuinely have disorders that greatly affect their lives and they're not faking it."


Worth repeating!
114 posted on 04/29/2004 12:35:40 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: HairOfTheDog
See #97.
115 posted on 04/29/2004 12:36:04 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: Lovergirl
Right on. I love Rush and am devotely conservative----but if he ridiculed adults with Asbergers, he could not be more wrong. The condition is real and the situation quite sad for people trying to function as best as possible.

I am a professor and my fiancee is a Learning Disabilities specialist at another state university plus has coached adults with asbergers on how to function in their jobs, etc. There is an epidemic of students with asbergers coming down the pike and it is just now hitting college age. Don't believe me? start asking elementary teachers about asberger's incidence in their classes now vs. 10-15 years ago. It is VERY real. These kids, young adults absolutely cannot function socially and it tears them up. State universities are required by law to provide support for this student population and it is really stapping budgets as rthe incidence rises dramatically.

Rush needs to get educated on this one.

as a toxicologist working on fetal chemical exposures I do have hypothesesas to the incidence rise in these neuro alterations.
116 posted on 04/29/2004 12:36:05 PM PDT by rod1 (On the front line)
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To: pollywog
Sounds like its the Vicodin talking.
117 posted on 04/29/2004 12:36:15 PM PDT by AdamSelene235
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To: MineralMan
I do something else while he's on the air.

How about when he's not on the air?

118 posted on 04/29/2004 12:37:16 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: MineralMan
I'm weary of the man and his false sense of self-importance. He just ain't that bright, overall.

Amen to that. I stopped listening to Rush about four years ago because his ego got do large that it drowned out anything he was saying. Plus, he takes about thirty-five minutes to say/explain something that could have been fully covered in about seven minutes. Often, his show just seems like an attempt to fill space.

What do you like to listen to?

119 posted on 04/29/2004 12:37:20 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day ("He never talked vague, idealistic gas. When He said, 'Be perfect,' He meant it." -- C.S. Lewis)
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To: Incorrigible
. Saying the name of the syndrome over and over to make it sound like "a**-burger"

That was IT!! He kept mocking Aspergers ...as I said , it was the tone in which he read the article that set me off!!!!

120 posted on 04/29/2004 12:37:38 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: pollywog
Even being right most of the time is no insurance against being a blowhard.
121 posted on 04/29/2004 12:37:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: cyborg
Famous lines from "Rainman"

Time for Wapner....Thursday is Jello night........Jennings, Sallie, number 312 Oak Street, 312 Oak street. Brief's size 36, at K-Mart. Brief's, not boxers.........

122 posted on 04/29/2004 12:37:56 PM PDT by blackdog (I feed the sheep the coyotes eat)
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To: Numbers Guy; MineralMan
Thank you! My point(s) exactly!
123 posted on 04/29/2004 12:38:25 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
It's all a bit like the Democrats, isn't it? Where there is a legitimate localized problem, the tactic is not to address it, but to spread the word that maybe far more people have it, in the interest of scaring out more dollars and votes. In the same way, ADHD, a serious problem, gets ridiculed because the overabundant diagnoses have become ridiculous. Or something like that.
124 posted on 04/29/2004 12:39:30 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: sarasota
LOL! - Fine... You didn't hear it, you are taking someone else's opinion on whether you should be offended, and sending Rush angry email about having heard it. Go for it.
125 posted on 04/29/2004 12:39:34 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
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To: MineralMan
What we're sick of is everyone coming up with some syndrome or another to explain why they are the way they are, and then demand some federal subsidy for their "disability". We've got millions of perfectly healthy kids running around these days, doped up on drugs given to them by leftist shrinks. They are told from an early age that they'll never amount to anything because they're disabled, but this pill will make them feel better.

Enough.

126 posted on 04/29/2004 12:39:44 PM PDT by ambrose (AP Headline: "Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He")
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To: pollywog
. Saying the name of the syndrome over and over to make it sound like "a**-burger"

That was IT!! He kept mocking Aspergers ...as I said , it was the tone in which he read the article that set me off!!!!

As was pointed out by another poster, the article he was reading had a reference to it as Ass Burgers!

Rush was commenting on the damn article! People need to lighten up.

127 posted on 04/29/2004 12:39:47 PM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: pollywog
Dog loves the dyslexic.
128 posted on 04/29/2004 12:40:38 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (General - Alien Army of the Right (AAOTR))
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To: MNLDS
"What do you like to listen to?"

Actually, I rarely have commercial radio on. In my office, I have a scanner for the police, sheriff, and other frequencies. It's a good background for me while I work. At home, I tend to read, rather than let the box entertain me, except for a few programs I watch regularly.
129 posted on 04/29/2004 12:40:46 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: blackdog
Wow I never saw that movie.
130 posted on 04/29/2004 12:40:55 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: Fierce Allegiance
And to you. A few parenting skills come to play - patience, and in great measure.

The Boy refers to the dose as, "the smart pill". He's a bright kid, with a sense of humor, but he knows that he has the edge over his classmates with its help.
131 posted on 04/29/2004 12:41:13 PM PDT by Old Sarge
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To: Phantom Lord
"How about when he's not on the air?"

I don't listen to him then, either. Do you?
132 posted on 04/29/2004 12:41:25 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan
I go on binges of listening to the police scanner 24/7.... it's addictive!
133 posted on 04/29/2004 12:42:20 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog (I am HairOfTheDog and I approved this message.)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
never had a kid with true ADHD, I take it?

Usually those who yell that the " parents need to get a handle on situations" havent a clue and would be the first to run to a Dr. or scream " HELP" if they were faced with a ADHD child, or worse yet, abuse the child.!!

134 posted on 04/29/2004 12:42:38 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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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

Engineers, in other words.

135 posted on 04/29/2004 12:43:08 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (What do you do when a chemist dies? Barium!)
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To: Old Sarge
Rush doesn't know anything about Asberger's. If he did, he would not be making fun of it. Just like people who see something different and make fun of it. His ignorance is showing. BTW I think Al Gore has mild asbergers.
136 posted on 04/29/2004 12:43:12 PM PDT by cajungirl (<i>swing low, sweet limousine, comin' fer to Kerry me hoooommmee</i>)
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To: Phantom Lord
I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia when I was 18. My father was convinced there was something wrong with me because I was always so tired when I should not be. He worked at a hospital, and the lab did the all day blood sugar test on me, and I must've been very low blood sugared because one of the docs came to me and spoke to me as if I had a very, very serious condition. I went home and told my mother, and she went out and bought a whole bunch of fresh fruit that she then poured sugar all over. She believes hypoglycemia is a phony condition. I was so devastated that she cared so little about my health. She always pooh-poohed medical conditions that were not convenient.

137 posted on 04/29/2004 12:43:33 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Phantom Lord
No, you're brother-in-law isn't a lazy bastard. He is disabled, and deserves our sympathy, understanding, and tax dollars.

Being lazy is a disease, I tell you!
138 posted on 04/29/2004 12:43:41 PM PDT by ambrose (AP Headline: "Kerry Says His 'Family' Owns SUV, Not He")
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To: RobFromGa
Well said.
139 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:04 PM PDT by Codeflier (Implement Loser Pays)
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To: cajungirl
you know that is very possible....
140 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:05 PM PDT by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Teacher317
Placing children in front of the boob-tube and allowing them to shovel shatty junk food all day, in lieu of real parenting, is something many 'career-oriented' 'parents' won't take on themselves.
141 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:10 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2
I did write Rush!!
142 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:19 PM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 121;1 I Lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help.)
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To: mtbopfuyn
Last week, Sean Hannity poo-poo'ed the idea of ADD and claimed it didn't exist.

Boortz did the same yesterday, and debated a doctor who called in about it. I have to agree with you; ADD/ADHD is overly diagnosed, but it is a legitimate disorder.

143 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:24 PM PDT by Born Conservative (It really sucks when your 15 minutes of fame comes AFTER you're gone...)
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To: tet68
overly sensitive to loud sounds, lights or odors

Aren't these the requirements for membership

in the Democrat party?

The only thing I can say about this part is, [overly sensitive to loud sounds] if this were true, not one rat could stand the likes of shrillary, algore, teddy the whale and others with their screams.

Howie dean's AARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

144 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:48 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for kerry or any other RAT, is a vote for the terrorists.)
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To: ambrose
Brother In Law Syndrome. I'm hanging out my shingle.
145 posted on 04/29/2004 12:44:55 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: pollywog
A$$berger A$$berger A$$berger. Half the symtoms can be applied to me. Geuss I beeter go see my doc.
146 posted on 04/29/2004 12:45:29 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: JennysCool
Answer but no cure

Read further – talking about the author himself. Changed everything even though nothing changed – small talk disorder. Thousands of adults have it or think they do. Filling up scarce classes – learning to stand close to others. Lost causes seem to be some of the peoples feelings. Making fun of the @$$burger syndrome – repeated the word several times looking for the author. No real cure – everything has changed even though nothing actually changes. Become confident and not shy, even it is hard to do without help.

147 posted on 04/29/2004 12:45:34 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for kerry or any other RAT, is a vote for the terrorists.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
If you're prone to that, combined with being a Net/FR junkie, then don't you dare try eGolf's 3D online game...talk about addictive and binging! lol
148 posted on 04/29/2004 12:45:53 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (FREE 3D On-line Golf Game - Independent Reseller of the Week: http://egolfinternational.com/wig)
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To: Old Sarge
I have tried like hell to give myself "time-outs" when dealing with her (glorified smoke breaks).

Patience has never been my strong point but is what gets tested the most. OH, that and my sheetrock patching skills.

149 posted on 04/29/2004 12:47:06 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: JennysCool
I'll jump in here, if you don't mind. My son's friend is fifteen years old and has Aspberger's Syndrome. It's very hard to describe what he's like. First of all, he's very bright. But, he is extremely uncomfortable talking to people. He will talk to you, but look in another direction while he's talking. He is very stiff and stands perfectly straight. He seems to have very little sense of self-awareness. He has no desire to shower, use deodorant, comb his hair, etc. His parents have to make him do those things. He never displays any emotion other than excitement over something that's usually academic in nature. When you look at him, you can tell there is something "not right" about him, but you can't put your finger on it. He will oftentimes stand in the middle of a room full of people, not talking to anyone, and looking very lost or confused.

This boy has come a long way in the seven years that I've known him. He likes to converse and debate issues now, but there was a time when he wouldn't even talk to anyone. I can't tell you how thankful I am that he belongs to a church (mine) that has a youth group with kids who are all kind to him because he is the kind of kid who gets picked on for being "weird."

I hope this helps, but I'm afraid it will just sound like an extremely shy kid. Trust me, it's much more than that, but you'd have to meet him to understand what I'm talking about.
150 posted on 04/29/2004 12:47:16 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Stop The Flow of Ketchup to China!! Vote for George Bush in 2004!)
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