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Rush Limbaugh: NY Times Backed Bush Cut of "Boondoggle" Flood Control Bill (FReepers Mentioned!)
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/6/05 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/06/2005 6:05:03 PM PDT by wagglebee

I got this from Power Line. It's another great blog out there and it was also on Free Republic. The Freepers are doing great work on all this. "The New York Times is leading the shameless Bush and Republican bashing with respect to the response to Hurricane Katrina. One of its themes is that Congress didn't pay enough attention to flood control in the Gulf. But Donald Luskin reminds us of this bit of wisdom from the New York Times editorial page earlier this year." If you've been paying attention -- and I don't know how long you can before you have to find something else to do with all this on television 24/7, but -- there has been talk that the Bush administration was presented with this massive $14 billion plan to upgrade the levees and do a lot of work in the Mississippi Delta. It would have taken ten years, and even if it had been approved, the work would not have been anywhere near ready. It wouldn't have prevented the levees from breaking, but at least somebody would have cared and done something, and everybody's been walking around, "Oh, no, Bush vetoed it or reduced it." He didn't veto it, but the Bush administration cut the funding from $14 billion to $2.3 billion, right? You heard that one? So you heard about this big $14 billion plan that Bush slashed to $2.3 billion? Okay, well, good. If you've heard that, then listen to this. Here's the New York Times editorial page earlier this year:

"Anyone who cares about responsible budgeting and the health of America's rivers and wetlands should pay attention to a bill now before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The bill would shovel $17 billion at the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control and other water-related projects -- this at a time when President Bush is asking for major cuts in Medicaid and other important domestic programs. Among these projects is a $2.7 billion boondoggle on the Mississippi River that has twice flunked inspection by the National Academy of Sciences." Earlier this year the New York Times editorialized against the $2.7 billion program! They called it a boondoggle, because they said it twice flunked inspection by the National Academy of Sciences. So they put this plan together. The New York Times had this agency look at it. "Nah, this thing, it will never work. It's a boondoggle, money down the drain, so to speak." They end up saying, "This is a bad piece of legislation." Earlier this year, the New York Times agreed with Bush. In fact, Bush authorized the $2.7 billion and the New York Times was against a penny of it being authorized. But now, after the fact, guess who has forgotten? The New York Times forget what they editorialized earlier this year, and the rest of the sycophants in the media which follow the New York Times apparently don't know this at all, because apparently now Bush is a skinflint for not appropriating the whole $17 billion. We'll be back in just a second. I guess we are performing a much needed public service here today, folks, and I'm honored to be the purveyor of such information to you.


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Rush is starting to mention Free Republic a lot more frequently lately.
1 posted on 09/06/2005 6:05:29 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: wagglebee

The mention by Rush was great. The more the merrier.


2 posted on 09/06/2005 6:06:50 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: wagglebee
Rush is starting to mention Free Republic a lot more frequently lately.

That's 'cause we're just all SO smart, gorgeous, witty, humble, etc. He can't help but mention us. ;)

3 posted on 09/06/2005 6:07:31 PM PDT by madison10
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To: wagglebee

Best dang show prep source there is.


4 posted on 09/06/2005 6:08:30 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: wagglebee
Rush is starting to mention Free Republic a lot more frequently lately.

That's because there is a LOT of good stuff here.

Nobody delivers it like Rush though. I'd like to hear him read Pukin Dogs column on air. THAT would make folks sit up and listen!

5 posted on 09/06/2005 6:10:15 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
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To: wagglebee

I work from home, and don't have to share my office with liberals, so I listen to Rush nearly every day.

It's uncanny the number of times I'll have him on, and be reading FR, and he's reading articles that Freepers have posted here.

Some days I read here early in the day, then when he comes on at 11am (CST) I count the number of articles he referrs to that were already on FR hours ago.

Media Prep? Yep. FR is definately Media Prep...sometimes for Rush as well!

Thanks again, Jim Robinson! :)


6 posted on 09/06/2005 6:10:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: wagglebee

And, best of all, he knows enough to call us "FReepers", unlike another well known radio talker, who thought we were called "Freeps".


7 posted on 09/06/2005 6:11:51 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: madison10
to include.....unbelievable...
8 posted on 09/06/2005 6:12:12 PM PDT by marmar (435 CASF..Ramstien Germany.....Bringing the Wounded Warriors Home....)
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To: wagglebee

FreeRepublic.com - Doing the media's show prep on a daily basis!


9 posted on 09/06/2005 6:13:48 PM PDT by airborne
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
FR is definately Media Prep...sometimes for Rush as well!

Rush tipped his hand one day when he let the term "Barf Alert" slip out!

10 posted on 09/06/2005 6:14:45 PM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: wagglebee

The stuff about the levees and the NYT is VERY interesting. I hadn't known the Times was against the funding for the levees. LOLOL

Hoisted on their own petard.


11 posted on 09/06/2005 6:16:49 PM PDT by Peach (South Carolina is praying for our Gulf coast citizens.)
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To: Peach

That's why this is so great. FReepers put it out there and Rush tells 20 million people about it.


12 posted on 09/06/2005 6:18:45 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

Britt Hume mentioned yesterday how the HYT previously wrote about this project, too. LOL! Guess they are flip-flops!


13 posted on 09/06/2005 6:18:45 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
He's no dummy; he knows where the good stuff is and he didn't get to be highly successful and influential by ignoring good material. Plus it builds a synergy: people find out about Free Republic, check it out, contribute info and the whole process gets stronger. I've also noticed that, over the years, Rush is very good about giving credit where credit is due (how many Libs can you say that about?)
14 posted on 09/06/2005 6:18:48 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

That is the way I got hooked on FR back in 1997. I would read an article on FR and then hear Rush read the same article. He didn't ever mention FR but he was using the same material that was posted here.


15 posted on 09/06/2005 6:25:47 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
..... I count the number of articles he referrs to that were already on FR hours ago.

When I used to be able to listen to him everyday I noticed this many many times. Used to LOL to myself because I knew where he got the info. I'd already read it here.

16 posted on 09/06/2005 6:26:09 PM PDT by barker (If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence try ordering somebody else's dog around.)
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To: RedStateRocker; Diana in Wisconsin

He also knows that if something has gotten a lot of interest on FR (100+ posts in a very short period of time), that it will appeal to the conservative base.


17 posted on 09/06/2005 6:26:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Salvation

Brit preps on here too.


18 posted on 09/06/2005 6:27:21 PM PDT by petercooper (Mark Levin for Supreme Court Justice.)
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To: wagglebee
More fun here:

Rush Compliments FREEPERS on Radio Program.

Rush Praises Freepers Again (OBSCENE VANITY)

19 posted on 09/06/2005 6:30:18 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: wagglebee
I bet Rush has 2-3 staff members that monitor FR 24\7. Although I haven't been quoted exactly yet, it's only a matter of time. ;-)
20 posted on 09/06/2005 6:33:49 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Ditter
You are so right, Ditter. Rush has lurked here for years.

I couldn't WAIT for Rush to do his program today, and he didn't disapppoint me. He hit a grand slam today; he's always been there for us.

If you're lurking, "thank you..Rush".

sw

21 posted on 09/06/2005 6:34:01 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (50,000 refugees to AR)
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To: barker
We are helping inform the folks in their cars with no access to the internet during the day!

Even helping those few Americans without a computer in their home.

GO FREEPERS GO

22 posted on 09/06/2005 6:34:36 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: petercooper

Best of all tho, is Tony Snow freeping while he's doing his show.


23 posted on 09/06/2005 6:35:08 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: quantim

I've been quoted (in VERY negative terms) by the DUmmies a bunch of times, but that's all I know about.


24 posted on 09/06/2005 6:39:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: NonValueAdded
Best dang show prep source there is.

Damn right! FR needs more mentioning in his stack of stuff. We've got the best news compilations on the internet and we're proud of it!

25 posted on 09/06/2005 6:39:39 PM PDT by demkicker ((Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?))
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To: OldFriend

What's Tony Snow's screenname?


26 posted on 09/06/2005 6:44:08 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

It's Tony Snow. Very original


27 posted on 09/06/2005 6:50:35 PM PDT by barker (If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence try ordering somebody else's dog around.)
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To: wagglebee

I'm delighted that Rush is helping to get the word out. Most of his audience are conservative, but it's a large audience and hopefully they will talk to their friends about this. It's very important to defang the MSM slander campaign before people start to believe their lies.


28 posted on 09/06/2005 6:51:49 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Were it not for Free Republic, talk radio and Drudge, Dan Ratherbiased would have very likely gotten away with his forgery and Bush might have lost the election.


29 posted on 09/06/2005 6:54:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
Rush, while you are lurking on this thread named in honor of you, be sure to note that the entire press corpse is doing the Rather® this week.

Note: this post was typed on an IBM Selectric, circa 1970.

30 posted on 09/06/2005 6:57:36 PM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: wagglebee

That editorial should be shoved up the editor's keester at the NYT


31 posted on 09/06/2005 7:05:06 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: wagglebee

BTTT- this is great!


32 posted on 09/06/2005 7:06:19 PM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: wagglebee

Consider being quoted on DU as a badge of honor.


33 posted on 09/06/2005 7:06:28 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

I signed up there once as wagglebee, about minute after I wrote that Bush was a good president, someone asked if I was the same wagglebee from FR. Before I could answer, I was banned.


34 posted on 09/06/2005 7:08:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Ditter
That is the way I got hooked on FR back in 1997

I stumbled onto FR by accident. I was doing random searches, I was so sick of the pro-Clinton MSM, that I was looking to see what was out there.

And lo and behold, there was this "downside legacy" link. I clicked onto it, and the rest is history.

If Jim Robinson doesn't get some time of media lifetime achievement award, or a Presidential Medal of Freedom award....even posthumously....

35 posted on 09/06/2005 7:12:45 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: wagglebee

I've seen Gary Aldrich post here before. Even Jesse Jackson signed up once and posted (I feces you not ask JohnHuang2 he'll tell you)


36 posted on 09/06/2005 7:14:02 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
time

should be "type"

37 posted on 09/06/2005 7:14:42 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Fresh Wind

Makes ya proud to be a Freeper when someone like Rush backs you up. I don't think Mr. Rather will ever say anything good about us. Awwwwwwww :-}


38 posted on 09/06/2005 7:26:49 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: Sacajaweau
don't think Mr. Rather will ever say anything good about us. Awwwwwwww :-}

I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.....

39 posted on 09/06/2005 7:38:55 PM PDT by dirtbiker (If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans....)
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To: Alamo-Girl

ping to post #35


40 posted on 09/06/2005 7:40:22 PM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
My son bought Webtv for me as soon as it came out. I found Drudge and FR was listed there and I started reading it. Like they say, the rest is history. I have spent many a happy hour here. Thank you Jim Robinson!
41 posted on 09/06/2005 7:43:06 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: js1138

How nice! I'm so glad that someone was drawn to this forum because of the Downside Legacy! Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 09/06/2005 7:53:49 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The Downside Legacy is still linked on the home page of FR

http://www.alamo-girl.com/


43 posted on 09/06/2005 7:57:54 PM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: wagglebee

Archive


44 posted on 09/06/2005 8:03:21 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (The radical secularization of America is happening)
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To: wagglebee

Yep, happened to hear it this afternoon, was good.


45 posted on 09/06/2005 8:41:05 PM PDT by X-FID (If you spell it like "HEAR HERE!", you have a 100% chance of being half right.)
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To: wagglebee; All
Ahh, you're famous, too?

I got quoted on political strategy and on some other right of center site that shall remain nameless (I'll give you a hint...paleo-con site obviously comprised mainly of banned FR members).

My favorite was when part of my profile page got lifted and used as an online advertisement for Las Vegas (One line, no big deal. I hope Elvis liked it.). Apparently, we are an attractive advertising demographic, too!

I assume you all realize you can Google your FR handle and not only get pretty much every FR post you ever did, but also anywhere else you got quoted. I'll bet you'll be surprised how famous you might be, even if you're a small fish on here like me.

Your only problem comes when you are uncreative like me, so you get folks on dating services and stuff like that use the same handle as you.
46 posted on 09/06/2005 9:26:26 PM PDT by AZ_Cowboy ("Be ever vigilant, for you know not when the master is coming")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
or a Presidential Medal of Freedom award....even posthumously...

If it were me, I would want awards before that.
47 posted on 09/07/2005 12:35:59 AM PDT by carumba
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To: wagglebee
I've been quoted (in VERY negative terms) by the DUmmies a bunch of times, but that's all I know about.

I've been quoted by Daily Kos in the same fashion numerous times.

48 posted on 09/07/2005 12:38:35 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: wagglebee

Because you guys do your research!


49 posted on 09/07/2005 5:03:19 AM PDT by Milligan (Damn the torpedos! Full speed ahead!)
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To: wagglebee

We LOVE Rush....the King of Talk Radio...


50 posted on 09/07/2005 6:08:21 AM PDT by auto power
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