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Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers (Limbaugh appearance/fundraiser in San Jose )
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 8 February 2004 | Brad Kava

Posted on 02/09/2005 1:04:38 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture

Rush slams Democrats, receives cheers

RADIO HOST MAKES FIRST SJ APPEARANCE

By Brad Kava
Mercury News

Preaching optimism and slamming Democrats, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star by a packed San Jose Civic Auditorium audience Tuesday night.

``We are in the midst of a seminal historic shift in this country,'' Limbaugh, 54, told a crowd that paid $40 a ticket and welcomed him with a standing ovation. ``The Democrat party and the media have lost their monopoly. They don't rule the roost anymore.''

Other than one swear word and a slightly off-color story about Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life, his fare was largely that of his radio show -- the country's most popular with some 20 million listeners.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bayarea; conservatism; fundraiser; leukemia; limbaugh; lovablefuzzball; lymphoma; rush; rushlimbaugh; rushtoexcellence; sanjose; society; standingo

It was a fun event for us!

1 posted on 02/09/2005 1:04:38 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Syncro

PING to a fellow Freeper who was there.


2 posted on 02/09/2005 1:05:09 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

BUMP


3 posted on 02/09/2005 1:05:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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And for the record...
No, he didn't bring up the Super Bowl and Donovan McNabb. :-)

Also, KSFO's Melanie Morgan was there to introduce Mr. Limbaugh. She was her usual charming hostess with the mostess. :-)

4 posted on 02/09/2005 1:08:59 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Way to go, Rush!!!!

Preaching optimism and slamming Democrats, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star by a packed San Jose Civic Auditorium audience Tuesday night.

5 posted on 02/09/2005 1:13:58 AM PST by GOPJ (Jacksonville and the NFL did us proud. Thanks for a great show.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
``The Democrat party and the media have lost their monopoly. They don't rule the roost anymore.'

This is the same roost referred to by that professor at CU. Calling hard working, optimistic, family rearing conservatives 'little Eichmanns' reveals Churchill's lack of thought. His refusal to apologize reveals his lack of character.
6 posted on 02/09/2005 1:32:53 AM PST by carumba
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To: carumba

Yeah, that Ward Churchill clown was mentioned tonight.


7 posted on 02/09/2005 1:36:32 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I hold this man in high regard, he speaks for many people.


8 posted on 02/09/2005 1:46:34 AM PST by garylmoore (God Bless you W, you have prevailed.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

More, please!

How many were there? I lived in SJ in the 80's and, as I recall, that's a pretty big arena.

I can't believe the anti-Americans didn't show up.


9 posted on 02/09/2005 1:54:17 AM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
a slightly off-color story about Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life...

Like Ted Kennedy has one anymore...

10 posted on 02/09/2005 2:13:07 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Rush Limbaugh was greeted like a rock star...

A rock star?!? Crickey! Hide yer drugs...

Just kidding...aww come on, what's the fun of politics if you can't eat one of your own now and then?

11 posted on 02/09/2005 2:16:57 AM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Nobody better than Rush. I'm missing him this week on his radio show. Having withdrawal pains. Can't wait for him to get back.


12 posted on 02/09/2005 2:17:50 AM PST by beandog (The only time I was wrong was the time I thought I was wrong)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

"...Sen. Ted Kennedy's sex life..."

Already way more than I want to know about. LOL.


13 posted on 02/09/2005 2:47:34 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: beandog

I wish Rush would let Howie Carr from Boston sub for him. He is the funnist SOB on the radio. He has so many great stories about Mass politicians, Kerry. Ted et al. I think the audience would love him. What ever happened to B-1 Bob?


14 posted on 02/09/2005 3:37:18 AM PST by Demnomore
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Day bump


15 posted on 02/09/2005 8:22:23 AM PST by GOPJ (Jacksonville and the NFL did us proud. Thanks for a great show.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; 7.62 x 51mm
The comment went something like:
There was this video of Ted Kennedy on a boat with this young blonde (not his wife) and they were having pleasure and such. So this blonde goes diving into the water... and Teddy does likewise... so the joke was that this would be the first time Teddy went diving into the water for some young blonde.
< /chappaquiddick reference > ;-)
16 posted on 02/09/2005 9:43:57 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Caipirabob; Syncro
You shoulda seen Syncro in the mosh pit (LOL)
17 posted on 02/09/2005 9:45:53 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Timeout
The article said 2,700 people. We had folding chairs on the civic center floor and the balcony was used as well. I was a little surprised myself. Not complaining, though.
18 posted on 02/09/2005 9:48:43 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: beandog
Reminded me of his TV show with the audience and all that. An hour and a half without commerical interuption though and it was great. Wondeful sense of humor with his notoriously optimistic outlook.

First question asked of him was how to turn our state into a red state and he cheekily said, "You're screwed." ;-) But he eventually gave us more optimism to go with.

19 posted on 02/09/2005 9:52:43 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat; 7.62 x 51mm
Oh, the main story was as follows (from another thread)...
20 posted on 02/09/2005 10:09:54 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Photo posted on KSFO's webpage today.

21 posted on 02/09/2005 10:11:55 AM PST by budman_2001
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To: budman_2001

Thanks Budman!


22 posted on 02/09/2005 10:31:09 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (She never told me she was a mime!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I loved his TV show! Remember the reporter he sent around to Washington events like the WH Correspondents Dinner? He also did man-on-the-street interviews like Jay Leno. The reporter always wore a trench coat and hat, like an old private eye. Man, those were funny!

One time, he got kicked out of one of Clinton's press conferences...or was it the daily briefing? And he filmed the whole thing. LOL!


23 posted on 02/09/2005 10:42:44 AM PST by Timeout (Dems have been saying no for 10 years. Now they can SCREAM it.)
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To: budman_2001

Man, Who's that BABE???


24 posted on 02/09/2005 3:08:04 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
That would be Melanie Morgan, KSFO Morning Hostess. A local fave. She is also Co-Chairperson at Move America Forward.
25 posted on 02/09/2005 9:39:30 PM PST by budman_2001
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To: Syncro

Why, that's the woman who graffiti-ed your shirt! The nerve!


26 posted on 02/11/2005 11:25:55 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (DEAN PEOPLE SUCK)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark bump


27 posted on 02/11/2005 11:26:41 PM PST by nutmeg (democRATs = The Party of NO)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
And it went right through the shirt onto my chest!

I'm saving it for when the mobile piercing/tattoo truck comes by to have her message permatized...

I finally got my camera to cough up some of it's goodies.

Her new hairdo is cool...

More later...

28 posted on 02/12/2005 1:48:55 AM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Excellent :-)


29 posted on 02/12/2005 9:17:39 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture ("... But the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.")
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To: CounterCounterCulture; Mama_Bear; Matchett-PI
Reminded me of his TV show with the audience and all that. An hour and a half without commerical interuption though and it was great. Wondeful sense of humor with his notoriously optimistic outlook.

It did, didn't it?

His humor did really show through all during the evening.

Grate backdrop for him...

Rush making a point.

Rush without my glasses on...


30 posted on 02/12/2005 6:37:06 PM PST by Syncro
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To: CounterCounterCulture; Syncro

awwwwwww.....you guys have all the fun. :-(


31 posted on 02/12/2005 6:40:38 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Syncro
Hey, I recognize that shirt!
32 posted on 02/12/2005 6:42:55 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Hay, you're always invited. It's just a hop skip and...well another hop, another skip...Ok, pretty far from yer place!

I did have an extra ticket though.

And Melanie signed my Freeper W2 Ball shirt when she was through here:


33 posted on 02/12/2005 6:45:13 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Mama_Bear

LOL

Yea, it's now signed too!

Shoot that last picture I forgot to resize, I guess I better do that. It is GIANT

The front of the shirt is really cool...A grate logo and personalized.


34 posted on 02/12/2005 6:47:49 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
The front of the shirt is really cool

:-) I will treasure mine as a momento from the grate W2 Ball, and from the grate friend who gave it to me.

35 posted on 02/12/2005 7:29:41 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; jkphoto; CounterCounterCulture
Yea, what a souvenir huh?

I just had to buy this poster Tuesday night, there was just something about it that caught my eye...LOL

CCC and I were looking at the poster for a few minutes, and this guy said "Isn't that a cool 1959 Corvette?"

C3 and I looked at each other and then at him and said "There's a car in the picture?"

Oh I know why I bought it...the $20 goes to Move America Forward...

36 posted on 02/12/2005 8:13:25 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Mama_Bear

:-)


37 posted on 02/12/2005 8:21:16 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (All we are saying is give peas a chance...)
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To: Syncro
..... there was just something about it that caught my eye...LOL

LOL!! Now, what could that have been? ;-)

38 posted on 02/12/2005 8:21:32 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Syncro
X-zactly
39 posted on 02/12/2005 8:24:42 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (All we are saying is give peas a chance...)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

ergh. Rush. Like his content. Hate his style. Rush, go home, dude.


40 posted on 02/12/2005 8:26:15 PM PST by SketchMD
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To: Mama_Bear

In my case, it was because Melanie and I were wearing the same outfit. I was so embarrassed. :-/


41 posted on 02/12/2005 8:26:21 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (ducking!)
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To: Syncro; jkphoto
I see you pinged JK. I wonder if he will see a car in that poster. LOL
42 posted on 02/12/2005 9:07:53 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: CounterCounterCulture
.....Melanie and I were wearing the same outfit.

Oh, no!.....LOL!!! Don'tcha just hate it when that happens? ;-)

43 posted on 02/12/2005 9:15:28 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Oh I am sure the car is all he will see.

You'll have to point out Miss Morgan to him...


44 posted on 02/12/2005 9:29:36 PM PST by Syncro
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To: Syncro
You'll have to point out Miss Morgan to him...

Uh huh, sure. LOL

45 posted on 02/12/2005 9:34:09 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Rush Limbaugh - a great voice on the radio getting the job done for conservative causes!


46 posted on 02/12/2005 9:36:30 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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