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Rush Fed Up with All the Phonies
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 12, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/13/2005 6:47:52 AM PDT by Matchett-PI

Click here to read complete transcript: http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_041205/content/rush_on_a_roll.member.html

Begin Transcript [excerpted]:

RUSH: ".... and I'm just about ready to chuck all this and head to some island, get everybody's hands out of my back pocket as soon as I frigging can because I have had it.

I've had it with the state of New York. I've had it with the federal government. I've had it with everybody with their hands in my back pocket wanting this and wanting that. Nothing is ever enough for anybody and it's not worth it. At some point you just decide it isn't worth it and let people fend for themselves.

...and it just frosts me, and when I couple it with all of this rigmarole I hear from the liberals in this country about (sigh) taxes and who's not paying their fair share and stuff, it just makes me boiling mad with livid rage.

Okay. I wanted to share some of this with you, but none of the details because they say that blowing off steam is somewhat helpful. I'm not bleeding on you people. I'm not whining and moaning. I am explaining what may be an attitude that you will hear today because I tell you I'm getting fed up with so much.

I'm getting fed up with so many people like Rick Santorum who is a conservative one day, decides he wants to be president and then starts moving to the center.

I'm fed up with people like Christopher Shays. I'm fed up with this attack on Tom DeLay. He's not done one damn thing. There's no charge. He's not guilty of anything!

I'm fed up with phony baloney, plastic-banana, good-time rock and roller so-called moderate wimps like Chris Shays and all these other clowns that are going after Tom DeLay simply because he's effective.

I'm fed up with our side that doesn't stand up for our people.

I'm fed up with our guys that don't advance our agenda because they're scared.

I'm sick and tired of people that are fearful of every damn thing.

I'm sick and tired of phonies that live their lives only to get media coverage instead of be real.

I'm sick and tired of... I can't find people who are real to hang around. All I get is a bunch of phonies that want to use me or find a way to use me to get their names out there, make themselves famous or what have you in the meantime I'm trying to get things done here and everybody else is playing a game and I don't like the game.

I hate the game. I'm into reality. I just can't deal with the phoniness of it. I can't deal.

You know, I've talked to a lot of people who have gotten out of politics for the same reason. They find they can't deal with it anymore. They can't deal with the lack of sincerity they run into in people who are in politics, and I understand the needs to go out and get votes and expand and mix coalitions and constituency groups and this sort of thing, but I've always believed: Do the right thing and the politics will follow.

This judge business, the left and the way they're behaving here with John Bolton and the Dingy Harry Reid and these absolute wimps that have nothing positive to offer anybody in this country, doing nothing but trying to instill fear and loathing, build coalitions built on seething hatred and rage. These people get to certain positions of power, and it's just irritating. It's just flat-out irritating.

Yesterday I said on this program, "I wonder if they're trying to bore me, because for 16 years it's been the same old rigmarole." You know, the left hasn't changed in I don't know how many decades, but it's the same old rigmarole, and I just get tired of explaining it and talking about it to people, and when you do something about it that causes -- or is supposed to cause -- change, like elect a bunch of people that are in the majority, who are supposed to affect the change everybody believes in and then they pokey along and act afraid to do it, you throw your hands up and say, "What the hell?"

Which is I guess why some people run for office themselves, but I, frankly, am not interested in it, have no desire. All right. .....

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RUSH: Now on to one of our favorite linguini-spined Republicans, good old Christopher Shays up there in Connecticut. I think he spent too much time with John Kerry -- who, by the way, served in Vietnam. Christopher Shays says he thinks DeLay should step down but he's not demanding it. Oh no, and you know why? Let me tell you why. Because Chris Shays isn't enough to get rid of Tom DeLay! Chris Shays gave it a shot. He went out there and said, "I think he ought to go," and guess what? Nobody cared because Chris Shays doesn't speak for Republicans!

Even though he is a Republican he may as well be a Jim Jeffords; he may as well be a Lincoln Chafee, because it's going to take a lot more than you, Chris Shays, to get rid of somebody who's decent and good and moral and upstanding and a fighter and that's Tom DeLay.

He doesn't call town meetings to ask a bunch of constituents including Paul Newman how he should vote on impeachment. He knows because it's in his heart, Chris, but you don't have the guts to follow your own instincts because you are afraid so you go through this big charade of a town meeting. (Chris Shays impression) "How should I vote on impeachment?" and C-SPAN covered, everybody said, "Ooooh, this is really great, a town meeting! Why, this is civics at its best."

It was a charade. It was phony, and so Chris Shays decides over the weekend, "You know what? I'm going to move up. I'm going to get plaudits. I'm going to get great coverage in the New York Times and the Washington Post and I'm going to suggest that DeLay should go," and guess what? His suggestion wasn't enough. DeLay is still there.

DeLay is going nowhere, and so Shays has moderated. "I never said he should resign. I'm not demanding it. I'm simply suggesting it." The reason he's now moderated this is because he's not big enough.

It's going to take a lot more than Chris Shays' desire to get rid of DeLay. It's going to take a serious charge that's got some evidence behind it that's not brought by a political prosecutor down in Texas to get rid of Tom DeLay.

Here are two sound bites from Chris Shays. This is yesterday, what he said about DeLay.

SHAYS: I'm not asking him to step down. You're asking me if I think he should? Uh, yes, I think he should. That's just an honest answer to a question. Uhh, But I'm not, uh, arguing and, uh, demanding, uh, that he step down. He's still, uh, the leader. But if I think, umm, uh... but that's what I think, I think he should step down.

RUSH: Boy, that he will really powerful! You know, this is the kind of stuff that really moves minds and really moves people hearts. "Well, you're asking me if I think he should, yes, I think he should that's just an honest answer to your question but I'm not arguing or demanding that he should step down."

What is this equivocation? What is this straddling the fence? What is this wanting it both ways?

Now he's acting like he's afraid DeLay might take it out on him -- and, I'll tell you what, Chris: When you shoot at the king you better kill him. When you try to go and wound a king you better take him out. If the king is still standing and has ammo, guess who he's going to fire at someday down the line?

After that comment he then compares what's going on with DeLay to what Republicans did to Fort Worthless Jim Wright and then tries to clarify his statement again.

SHAYS: He's brought this on himself. This isn't -- this isn't the media. This isn't Democrats. Uhhh, they're doing exactly what we did, uh, with Speaker Wright and, uh, and others like him, and, uh, they're raising important questions that need to be raised. This may be, uh, , uhhh, a difference without, uh, a distinction. But I -- I was asked if I think he should step down. The answer is yes. Am I asking him to step down? No.

RUSH: Well, that's really gutsy. That's the kind of guys we need in the Republican Party, not willing to follow through on their convictions -- because this is isn't a conviction. This is a convenient statement to get praise from our enemies.

Chris Shays wants to be loved and adored by the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, and all the other BSes out there and so he says, "Well, I think he ought to go but I'm not demanding it." Yeah, that's how the country was formed, wasn't it? That's how we won World War II. "Well, I think Hitler is a bad guy but I don't know we should do anything about it."

Yeah, Chris, you're the kind of guy the backbone of America! Exactly right!

Now let's talk a little bit more about this DeLay business, because this is a general overview on travel, and I want you people to know that far more Democrats take far more such trips than do Republicans and Tom DeLay.

A little overview here: The National Center for Public policy research issued a statement last month describing its sponsorship and payment of DeLay trips and others reported on in the Washington Post, and in response to a similar story in the National Journal.

Quote: "'The National Center for Public Policy Research was careful to pay all the expenses associated with Congressman DeLay's trip. Reports to the contrary are incorrect.'

"There have been a number of trips reported on by Washington Post and others on which DeLay was a participant with other members of staff, and while the focus of most of these stories has been DeLay, these various stories include other members and staff of both parties who had the same understandings as DeLay as to the sponsor of these trips and they filed the same paperwork pursuant to those same understandings.

Every year hundreds of members of Congress and their staff travel at the invitation of tax-exempt organizations that pay for their trips.

The National Center for Policy Research was a properly registered tax-exempt educational organization.

It sponsored a number of trips that dozens of members and staff participated in. One of the trips under scrutiny." Here is the 1997 Russia trip. "'The []trip was initiated by the National Center,' spokesman Dan Allen said, 'and they were the ones that organized it, planned it and paid for it. Three DeLay staff filed the same paperwork with the same understanding."

The London trips, National Center statement: "National Center for Public policy research sponsored and fade [sic] for educational trips to Russia and to Great Britain in 1997 and 2000 that included, at our invitation, Congressman DeLay, Mrs. DeLay, and congressional staff members. Various members and staff reported this and a similar trip paid for by Center."

The Korea trip: "At least eight House members..." and we had a call about this yesterday from sniveling little liberal trying to pass himself off as a conservative who said he was very concerned about the Korea trip and he thinks if our guys are going to do things like this they ought to have the courage to resign without being forced out because we must main the high moral honor and code and all this rotgut.

Well, listen to this: "At least eight House members and 15 House aides filed the same paperwork and information on the South Korea trips including..." and this is in addition to DeLay, "including [Delegate] Faleomavaega a Democrat. Lisa Williams chief of staff to Faleomavaega said, 'He went through the process of clearing him on the ethics to the Korea trip." Jim McDermott, Democrat on the Korea trip. 'It's a great 20/20 hindsight story,' said Mike DeCesare, spokesman for McDermott," Baghdad Jim if you'll recall, who went on one of the group's trips. "'McDermott's understanding, DeCesare said, 'that was the ethics committee cleared this.' Like the dozens of Republicans and Democrat members and staff who go on trips every year, DeLay reported this and other trips, and provided the appropriate disclosure information.

Privately sponsored trips are a common bipartisan practice, although Democrats took approximately 600 more trips over the past few years.

In the past four years, there have been over 4,800 private trips of the kind DeLay is being investigated for, and they have cost $14.4 million.

Between January of 2000 and May of 2004, organizations ranging from the Aspen Institute," run now by Walter Isaacson who used to work at CNN and TIME and Newsweek and wherever the hell else, "to the World Economic Forum," where Eason Jordan went and accused us of murdering journalists, our military, "they sponsor these trips to Davos, Switzerland.

These groups ranging from Aspen to the World Economic Forum spent $14.4 million to send lawmakers on more than 4,800 trips according to an analysis of congressional trips by a news service, the Medill News Service in partnership with American Public Media's marketplace program and American Radio Works.

"Aspen Institute, the top provider of these trips is a favorite of Democrats. They spent a total of 2.7 million on 490 trips with 69.2% of the money spend on Democrats, 30% spent on Republicans, 0.8% spent on independents.

The Aspen Institute forums are held in places like Rome, Barcelona, Honolulu, Porto Vallarta, and the Bahamas. From 2000 to 2004, despite being the minority party, Democrat members of Congress took 54.3% of the trips which is 2,730, at an expense of $7,809,837. Republicans took 45.3% of the trips, grand total 2,095 totaling $6-1/2 million.

Bottom line: Democrats took over 600 more trips than Republicans between 2000 and 2004, and the top five trip makers in the order of most spent on the trips from 2000 to 2004 were all Democrats.

John Breaux [Democrat] [retired: news ] was the top trip taker in Congress. He took trips totaling $158,311.92.

Bob Wexler, [Democrat] Florida, number two. Wexler's only domestic trip was to Greenbrier up in West Virginia.

Gene Green, Democrat, Texas, third top trip maker.

Maurice Hinchey, [Democrat] New York, the fourth.

Cal Cooley, Democrat, California, was the fifth."

The Democrats are taking all these trips and they're focusing on DeLay and our guys don't stand up and defend him.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: One other thing about Chris Shays, and this is from a WorldNetDaily.com story in the year 2000. It had to do with some of the arrangements made to normalize trade with China, and it dealt with some of the relationships that the Clinton administration had with the Chinese, campaign contributions, so forth and so on. There's this little paragraph:

"Then-influential House Republican anti-impeachment leader Representative Chris Shays was able to avoid public notice when his wife Betsy [sic--Betsi] quietly accepted a six-figure appointment as director of AmeriCorps."

That's Bill Clinton's answer to the Peace Corps. Yes, Chris Shays, according to the WorldNetDaily.com, Chris Shays "able to avoid public notice when his wife Betsy quietly accepted a six-figure appointment as director of AmeriCorps" from close Clinton confidante and early damage control aid Mark Geron, who is now the director of the Peace Corps.

"The job came through on October 8th, 1998, eight weeks before the actual House impeachment vote, and these are the appointments that are known."

The story lists some others as well. So I just wanted to throw that into the mix because I had remembered something about this, but I couldn't find it anywhere, and Cookie looked it up for me, found it on WorldNetDaily.com.

END TRANSCRIPT

Read the Articles... (American Spectator: The Truth About DeLay - Ben Stein) http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8018

(Washington Post: Senators May Have Named CIA Operative) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A45280-2005Apr11.html

(NewsMax: DeLay Fundraising Plied Special Interests) http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/4/11/222100.shtml

(NY DailyNews: Bill: Gay GOPer 'self-loathing') http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/299104p-255983c.html

(FPM: Soros Shadow Party Stalks DeLaySoros Shadow Party Stalks DeLay) http://www.frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=17686

(AP: Santorum: DeLay Needs to Answer Questions) http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050410/D89CLA881.html

(AP: Shays Says DeLay Should Step Down) http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050410/D89CP0K80.html

(LA Times: In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know - 06.23.03) http://www.latimes.com/services/site/premium/access-registered.intercept

(Washington Post: A 3rd DeLay Travel Controversy) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28319-2005Apr5.html

(CST: Quest to get a Republican to fight DeLay may have crossed a line - Robert Novak) http://www.suntimes.com/output/novak/cst-edt-novak11.html

(NRO: Eric Pfeiffer: Can DeLay survive?) http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/pfeiffer200504111009.asp


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1 posted on 04/13/2005 6:47:53 AM PDT by Matchett-PI
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To: Matchett-PI

I heard a tape of this last evening and it literally sounded like Rush had lost his mind. He was all over the map; something about the State of New York being after him. I am assuming since he works some times in New York, the taxman up there wants good ole Rush to pay some state taxes. Does anyone know what is going on with him? He literally sounded insane.


2 posted on 04/13/2005 6:51:11 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Matchett-PI

pray for Rush. he sounds like he is burning out.


3 posted on 04/13/2005 6:53:46 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: Matchett-PI

"I'm getting fed up with so many people like Rick Santorum who is a conservative one day, decides he wants to be president and then starts moving to the center.



I'm fed up with phony baloney, plastic-banana, good-time rock and roller so-called moderate wimps like Chris Shays and all these other clowns that are going after Tom DeLay simply because he's effective.

I'm fed up with our side that doesn't stand up for our people.

I'm fed up with our guys that don't advance our agenda because they're scared.

I'm sick and tired of people that are fearful of every damn thing.

I'm sick and tired of phonies that live their lives only to get media coverage instead of be real. "


4 posted on 04/13/2005 6:54:39 AM PDT by Gipper08
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To: GianniV

Rush is NOT insane...if you were a long time listener...you would know that Rush is VERY sane...and Rush is right.


5 posted on 04/13/2005 6:55:01 AM PDT by smiley
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To: wmichgrad

For your enjoyment.


6 posted on 04/13/2005 6:55:16 AM PDT by CSM
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To: camle

Rush is fine, he is just stating the truth.I am sick of all the phonys as well.


7 posted on 04/13/2005 6:56:13 AM PDT by Gipper08
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To: GianniV

A lot of people feel like Rush around April 15.


8 posted on 04/13/2005 6:56:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (Minutemen: Just doing the jobs that American politicians won't do.)
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To: GianniV

He didn't sound insane to me. Just angry and fired up.


9 posted on 04/13/2005 6:56:58 AM PDT by katykelly
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To: Gipper08

It just sounds like what I would say if I had the same opportunity as Rush does.


10 posted on 04/13/2005 6:57:05 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: GianniV

Rush was way too angry. We are all entitled to be angry at times, but he was over the top. I was concerned about him.


11 posted on 04/13/2005 6:58:06 AM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: smiley

I agree with all the stuff he said about phoney Republicans; but what was all that rambling about the "State of New York" and people wanting into his "backpocket." That was the crazy stuff.


12 posted on 04/13/2005 6:58:09 AM PDT by GianniV
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To: Matchett-PI

Lots of people thought John the Baptist was crazy.


13 posted on 04/13/2005 6:59:43 AM PDT by sierrahome (Department of Redundancy Department)
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To: katykelly

I felt EXACTLY the same way Mon. night after I came back from John O'Neill's ("Unfit for Command") lecture at UD: the whackos and so-called "peace acivists" tried to monopolize the microphones, to the point I could have strangled them! In love.


14 posted on 04/13/2005 7:00:40 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: CSM

Rush is rightly P O'd. Most Republicans ARE wimps and I'm P O'd about that too. Hitlery ain't no wimp. That witch eats wimps for breakfast.


15 posted on 04/13/2005 7:00:44 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Matchett-PI; ElPatriota

I am sick of phonies too.


16 posted on 04/13/2005 7:00:53 AM PDT by Delphinium
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To: Matchett-PI

one thing that's frustrated me for years about the pubbies--

they don't promote themselves to the public.

meanwhile, the democrats control most of tv and noospapers.


17 posted on 04/13/2005 7:01:33 AM PDT by ken21 (if you didn't see it on tv, then it didn't happen. /s)
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To: GianniV

I would say it is a good bet that the State of NY is looking for some money. Residency can be a tricky thing. I hope, and I am fairly certain, that Rush can document where he spends most of his time...and hopefully it is outside of New York.


18 posted on 04/13/2005 7:01:45 AM PDT by Meldrim
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To: Matchett-PI
WOW!!!!!!! Excellent rant!!!I can well empathize with Rush. I KNOW EXACTLY how he feels!

Thanks much for posting it!

19 posted on 04/13/2005 7:02:27 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Evil succeeds when good men don't do enough!!!!!!)
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To: GianniV

What Rush needs to do is find a way to move all of his operations out of New York, that would be one way to tell NY to F-off.


20 posted on 04/13/2005 7:03:25 AM PDT by BJClinton
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To: camle

I don't think so. Rush flashes hot like this every
one in a while...gets it out of his system and then
he's fine again. Lots of pressure being in that
chair and daily masticating/absorbing/evaluating
all the MSM spewings from the Left.

He probably had some bad news from his lawyer about
the Florida drug/doctor case.


21 posted on 04/13/2005 7:03:40 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: GianniV
Does anyone know what is going on with him? He literally sounded insane.

Michael Savage sounds like this every day. And Savage is not insane. He's right on the money, and frustrated. Maybe Rush listened to Savage?

22 posted on 04/13/2005 7:04:07 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: GianniV
I am assuming since he works some times in New York, the taxman up there wants good ole Rush to pay some state taxes.

I read the other day where New York had,or is,taxing out of state workers,like telecommuters.I guess Rush now has to pay state tax to New York when he's in Florida as well as in New York.

23 posted on 04/13/2005 7:04:13 AM PDT by quack
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To: smiley
Yep, Rush is right as usual! I can see where he's coming from. I was having a discussion w/ the hubby last week, how tired I am of everyone into our back pockets, what with, insurance companies, property taxes, cell phone taxes, gas prices, food prices and on & on & on..... it's becoming increasingly harder to "get ahead" these days. I can only imagine who's hittin Rush up!
24 posted on 04/13/2005 7:04:24 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (We will always remember.We will always be proud.We will always be prepared, so we may always be free)
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To: Matchett-PI
He was fine, just a little spunky
25 posted on 04/13/2005 7:04:26 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne
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To: camle
There was a recent article published regarding a telecommuter from Tennessee who works for New York Company who is now going to have to pay NYS income tax on all his income. The New York State court of appeals affirmed the NYS tax departments new policy regarding out of state income. Under the old policy only the income earned while being physically being in New York was taxed. Thus, under this new policy Rush's income while working in Florida is now subject to New York state income taxes. He made be accessed for back taxes as well.
26 posted on 04/13/2005 7:04:46 AM PDT by Dave Burns
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To: dfwgator

Good Point! <>g<>


27 posted on 04/13/2005 7:05:10 AM PDT by Grendel9
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To: Delphinium; Badray; Conservative Goddess
Oh,but you don't understand politics.Santorum is from Pennsylvania.He has to move left and sell out conservatism otherwise he will not get elected.We cant forcefully advance our agenda because the rats will demonize us and scare old people.We have to peddle socialism lite(not so lie) otherwise the Rats will win.True conservatism cant win.SARCASM
28 posted on 04/13/2005 7:05:17 AM PDT by Gipper08
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To: Matchett-PI

I think Rush is listening to what Michael Savage has been saying for a very long time and finally opened his eyes!!


29 posted on 04/13/2005 7:06:59 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini ("Its for my brother he's got a nose like a vacuum cleaner" My favorite Roger Clinton quote.)
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To: Meldrim

NYS is ALWAYS looking for money---they nail the residents and non-residents pretty hard, and the taxes seem to always be skyrocketing.

What's worse is that they keep pi**ing the money away--that has to be part of what Rush is going off about, IMHO.


30 posted on 04/13/2005 7:07:02 AM PDT by swordfish71 (PRAYERS for TEXAS COWBOY!!!)
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To: GianniV
Rush whining about tax issues is quite hilarious.

Those of us who work 60 hours or more a week and have to deal with NY tax issues don't have the advantage of high priced lawyers and accountants to fend for us.

31 posted on 04/13/2005 7:07:57 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Matchett-PI
Rush has been much too sedate, logical and nice for the last decade or so.

Its time to scorch the microphone with invective and let all the weenie Pubbies, johnny-come-lately-Conservatives, highly critical cheese-&-brie-poltical-scientist-wannabe-keyboard-jockeys-in-chatrooms-that-never-did-a-thing-in-their-lives be damned.

32 posted on 04/13/2005 7:08:46 AM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ken21
Bottom line is those of us who care about our country must start supporting the Toomey,Pence,Flake,and Shadegg wing of our party and not the weak kneed Santorum,Frist,Graham,and Allen wing.Conservatism works every time it is tried.Even in Pennsylvania.
33 posted on 04/13/2005 7:09:11 AM PDT by Gipper08
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To: unkus

I agree. I feel like blowing my top all the time and just wish I had the venue that would be as affective as Rush. He hit the nail on the head as far as I'm concerned. If you can find it, check out the live thread from yesterday. He even used the term b--w j-b on the air when discussing Algor.....


34 posted on 04/13/2005 7:09:17 AM PDT by CSM
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To: GianniV

He needs to do two things.
1. Get out of New York,particularly New York City.
2. Get out of Palm Beach County.

If I owned New York City and Hell, I would live in Hell and rent New York City.


35 posted on 04/13/2005 7:09:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: smiley
I'm sick and tired of... I can't find people who are real to hang around. All I get is a bunch of phonies that want to use me

Now, now Rush...this one's fixable and you know it....try taking your coffee cup and have a leisurely stroll down an American residential street. You'll find millions that would be thrilled to "hang with you" for just a few minutes.

36 posted on 04/13/2005 7:10:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: Matchett-PI

His anger and outrage is justified. For G-d sakes I have felt this same way for years. There have been times on chat programs that I have literally blew a friggin gasket, because at some point in time you just feel like the damn insane people are running the asylum!!!!

Jeff


37 posted on 04/13/2005 7:11:04 AM PDT by MississippyMuddy (No peace, without FREEDOM!!)
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To: Matchett-PI

When Rush is perfectly conservative, please let me know.


38 posted on 04/13/2005 7:11:32 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: GianniV
I feel exactly like Rush. I'm so sick of suedo-conservatives in the House and Senate backtracking on judges, social security, energy, immigration, etc. that I'm ready to throw in the towel. I refuse to give one cent to any Republican organization until things change. Nothing will change, though, because we have leadership (including the White House) who think they can compromise and "get along" with the opposition.

How I wish our side had the guts and determination that the left has...

39 posted on 04/13/2005 7:11:44 AM PDT by Russ
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To: GianniV
...but what was all that rambling about the "State of New York" and people wanting into his "backpocket."...

His ex-wife is probably trying to get some more money out of him.

40 posted on 04/13/2005 7:12:04 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Vote for Pedro)
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To: GianniV
I agree with all the stuff he said about phoney Republicans; but what was all that rambling about the "State of New York" and people wanting into his "backpocket." That was the crazy stuff.

Until you've been "pick-pocketed" by Federal and State agencies every time you turn your back on them.....you will probably never know how "crazy" that can make you.

FWIW-

41 posted on 04/13/2005 7:12:24 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Hillary's heart is darker than the devil's riding boots................)
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To: dfwgator
A lot of people feel like Rush around April 15.

Rush's particular income and tax status shoots him into the stratosphere of "tax check writing ballistic anger".
42 posted on 04/13/2005 7:12:31 AM PDT by CaptSkip
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To: sierrahome
"Lots of people thought John the Baptist was crazy."

LOL I'd hardly compare John the Baptist to Rush Limbaugh.

43 posted on 04/13/2005 7:12:38 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: CaptSkip

Rush probably has to pay four times a year.


44 posted on 04/13/2005 7:13:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Minutemen: Just doing the jobs that American politicians won't do.)
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To: sierrahome

John the Baptist was a holy man; he wasn't divorced 3 times and addicted to pain medicine.


45 posted on 04/13/2005 7:14:55 AM PDT by takbodan (AP Help)
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To: camle
If Rush is burning out, he is in very good company because a lot of us "real" conservatives out here who have worked long and hard (not to mention spent a fortune) to elect people that speak in terms that we fervenetly believe in, turn out to be infected by "Beltway Fever" as soon as they get there. They turn on the very people that they, evidently, paid lip service to for cash to run for office. Whores give better service than them.

I'm sick of it in Kansas, taxes soaring everywhere, then everyone runs around claiming we, the people, do not "contribute" enough to their plight and the so-called news papers call me a bigot, racist, idiot for being a law-abiding, tax-paying, church-going, white hardworking citizen.

To Rush: I'm sick of it too!

46 posted on 04/13/2005 7:15:34 AM PDT by zerosix
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To: GianniV

IIRC, professional athletes have to pay income taxes on that portion of their incomes they earn in that state on away games. New York has probably decided to consider Rush an entertainer just as they consider any ball player and has demanded he pay up for broadcasting while he is in teh hilary state.


47 posted on 04/13/2005 7:15:39 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Matchett-PI

Shades of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"!


48 posted on 04/13/2005 7:17:13 AM PDT by LilDarlin (Being very feminine got me this far; it will get me the rest of the way, too!)
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To: CSM

I was in the car for a couple of hours yesterday and heard most of it. He did calm down and apologize for the B J terminology. But he didn't apologize to any people .


49 posted on 04/13/2005 7:18:26 AM PDT by unkus
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To: GianniV; I still care

Rush was just saying what most of us are thinking, and he's obviously very frustrated with the idiotic ways of our politicians. And of course he's right. There are absolutely no Republicans in office who are as rabid as Teddy K., Nancy Pelosi, Bob Wexler (from Florida), or even Hillary, so our word doesn't get out. And it's left to Rush to get that message out, since our elected Republicans are such wimps.

And I'm sure hell will freeze over before Bill Frist initiates anything to do with the "nuclear" option. And I bet we don't see Republicans defending Tom Delay, and asking that the focus be turned toward the DEMOCRATS who have spent more in travel $.


50 posted on 04/13/2005 7:19:00 AM PDT by Joann37
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