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Rush Limbaugh gives out of work grandmother and son tickets to Super Bowl
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 30 JAN 09 | dcbryan1

Posted on 01/30/2009 11:59:14 AM PST by DCBryan1

Just Wow. For those that were listening, it was one of the most facinating exchanges between a listener and Rush Limbaugh. Rush was speaking to an out-of-work grandmother who loves Pittsburg, and used to live there when Rush was working at a local radio station. She said that she couldn't afford the trip up, and was nearly indigent, and Rush is going to get her and her son a hotel room, a ride from their home in FL to Tampa for the Super Bowl.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: dittohead; majahrushie; philanthropy; rush; rushlimbaugh; superbowl; wow
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My question is this: How many poor people did the Messiah help get transportation, lodging, and tickets to the Super Bowl? WIll he attempt to upstage Rush in his great generosity?

Between hearing "the hutch", and the profound gratitude of this grandmother, Rush's generosity and humility really made this one of his best shows ever....

....sniff... I love a happy ending

1 posted on 01/30/2009 11:59:14 AM PST by DCBryan1
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To: DCBryan1

Rush does more for those in need in two minutes than Bambi has done in two weeks.


2 posted on 01/30/2009 12:00:18 PM PST by mnehring
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To: DCBryan1

Are you nuts? Obama is going to pay everyone’s mortgage and put gas in everyone’s car (with your money)!

All hail, Obama!


3 posted on 01/30/2009 12:00:50 PM PST by Obadiah (The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.)
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To: DCBryan1

That really choked me up. What a sweetheart!


4 posted on 01/30/2009 12:01:03 PM PST by Snappy1MarineMom (Don't Blame me I voted for Keys)
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To: DCBryan1

Listening made me tear up. She was so stunned...just appreciative that he would even try. Really a nice moment.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 12:01:15 PM PST by GOPrincess
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To: DCBryan1

I think Rush wound up giving her five tickets. Could be wrong on that.


7 posted on 01/30/2009 12:01:25 PM PST by Terpfen (Ain't over yet, folks. Those 2004 Senate gains are up for grabs in 2 years.)
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To: DCBryan1

That was great! And I’m betting El Rushbo ends up getting her the five tickets for the whole family.


8 posted on 01/30/2009 12:01:39 PM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: DCBryan1

Just a correction, its Pittsburgh, not Pittsbur or just “Da’ Burgh” for short.

I agree, that was a beautiful thing that you won’t hear on your local news station. They only talk about Rush when they can twist something he says out of context.


9 posted on 01/30/2009 12:02:06 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden (I)
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To: DCBryan1
Happy this was such a great show.

I needed that ending to get me through next week. LOL

10 posted on 01/30/2009 12:03:22 PM PST by G.Mason (If you surrender your right to own a gun, you surrender your right to your life)
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To: DCBryan1

Those of us who listen to EL Rushbo know that he is one of the most generous people out there.I know of no liberal/leftist who is remotely as generous (unless it is with other people’s money).
And yes,it brought a tear to both that lady’s eye and mine.


11 posted on 01/30/2009 12:04:10 PM PST by gigster
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To: DCBryan1

Rush gave away a car to a caller last year (again it happened at the end of the show on a Friday if I recall).

And quite a few listeners thought it was not a genuine offer.

I didn’t learn of Rush until the late 1980s when he subbed for Pat Sajek on his tv show one week. I was conservative then too but listening to Larry King’s late night radio show (which spouted every liberal talking point and had a number of Democrat politicians as guests).

Well Act-Up held a protest during one of the Pat/Rush tapings in the studio and the audience had to be cleared (they kept shouting out during the taping). He interviewed the latter guests without a studio audience.

Larry King called it a publicity stunt.

Larry got his own daytime radio show years later but he didn’t last there (and he would hang up on callers and say “you’re dumb” when he couldn’t challenge their ideas).


12 posted on 01/30/2009 12:04:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: DCBryan1

I just heard that on my drive home. I got all choked up, too.

Rush is just a lovable fuzzball!


13 posted on 01/30/2009 12:05:16 PM PST by Shelayne (Pray without ceasing.)
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To: DCBryan1

I she’s “out of work” maybe she should sell the tickets and use the money to help her family with more essential goods and services.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 12:05:16 PM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: DCBryan1

I was looking around for the daily Rush thread to comment on this.

There is no one like Rush. No one.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 12:05:19 PM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: DCBryan1
Rush shuns Cardinals fans!

Expresses his undying hatred for everything in Arizona. Demands Grand Canyon be filled in.

< /MSM reaction to Rush's act of generosity>

16 posted on 01/30/2009 12:05:49 PM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

From what I gather, Rush is a softy where women are concerned.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 12:05:52 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: DCBryan1

I heard that..........got a lump in my throat. That’s the Rush I know. Puts his money....HIS money where his mouth is. Great ending to today’s program.


18 posted on 01/30/2009 12:06:09 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Obadiah
Are you nuts? Obama is going to pay everyone’s mortgage and put gas in everyone’s car (with your money)!

You mean YOU didn't get an Obama gas card?

Pay as you go!

19 posted on 01/30/2009 12:06:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: gigster

It is yet another one of those remarkable spontaneous events that have kept me listening for over 20 years. God Bless you Rush!


20 posted on 01/30/2009 12:06:53 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: DCBryan1

..or for the Messiah’s own coronation ceremony.


21 posted on 01/30/2009 12:07:11 PM PST by libh8er
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To: DCBryan1
I was driving home in the car and now my mascara is all melted off.

Good for Rush and I am sure that the recipients will have a great time.

22 posted on 01/30/2009 12:08:08 PM PST by pbear8 (I have plenty of credit, there is no crunch)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

Perhaps, but they are being given as a gift in good faith.

And sometimes people need to have an uplifting experience, it isn’t anything measurable out of her pocket.

If Rush wanted to give her a charity donation to meet her bills, he would have done that. And he would’ve been hit by such calls for the next umpteen months.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 12:09:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Obama thinks spending tax $ on abortions in Mexico helps more than controlling illegal immigration)
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To: DCBryan1

Rush’s gesture even had this hard core insensitive, unempathetic, cold hearted, SOB a bit choked up.


24 posted on 01/30/2009 12:09:41 PM PST by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: KarlInOhio

Well, he doesn’t think the Cardinals have it. Given that I really like Kurt Warner—probably the best guy around—I hop they do well. But that defence....BTW. Rothisberger(sp?) seems like an alright guy as well. Did you hear that interview he gave the kid reporter? Of course the kid is a better reporter: he had some good questions.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 12:10:04 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: FMBass

Ditto.


26 posted on 01/30/2009 12:12:02 PM PST by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: DCBryan1

“My question is this: How many poor people did the Messiah help get transportation, lodging, and tickets to the Super Bowl? WIll he attempt to upstage Rush in his great generosity?”

OHHhhh my.... shhhhhhh.

no he will TAX the super bowl which only 1/10 will go to some poor shmuck, then keep the rest for pork barrel spending. With that he will clam, ‘he won’.


27 posted on 01/30/2009 12:12:54 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (I think, therefore I am conservative.)
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To: DCBryan1

He bought a new GMC of the listeners choice a couple of months ago to a lady. It just proves a point, libs don’t do this...period. Rush does this and pays the entire deal, tax etc.

Oprah gave away Pontiacs to the entire audience about 2 years ago. They had to pay tax, title and license.


28 posted on 01/30/2009 12:14:06 PM PST by albie
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
“If she’s “out of work” maybe she should sell the tickets and use the money to help her family with more essential goods and services.”

Your screen name resembles your remark.

Let Grandma enjoy this perhaps her last football hurrah on Rush! Once in a while you just have to let good things happen, you may never have that opportunity again.

“Lighten up Frances!”

29 posted on 01/30/2009 12:14:21 PM PST by poobear (a 2-iron is best for killing Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Water Moccasins...)
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To: DCBryan1
I heard the show and you are right, it was one of his best ever. Gave me warm fuzzies, it did. Rush is such a sweetheart, and I am SO glad he is on our side!
30 posted on 01/30/2009 12:17:11 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: DCBryan1

Did Rush ever buy that one gal the GM car? I remember him saying he was going to. Rush is gotta be loving the ability to do these types of things.


31 posted on 01/30/2009 12:18:31 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: DCBryan1

P.S. Proof that real charity begins when someone has the money to do so and hasn’t been taxed so that government has it all.


32 posted on 01/30/2009 12:19:00 PM PST by CodeToad
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To: DCBryan1

What a concept! He’s helping someone in need from the good of his heart with what he earned, not taking it from someone forcefully and redistributing it to another.


33 posted on 01/30/2009 12:21:22 PM PST by Melinda
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To: DCBryan1

THAT EEEEEVIL REPUBLICAN! HOW DARE HE FORCE THIS WOMAN OUT OF HER HOME


34 posted on 01/30/2009 12:22:07 PM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: CodeToad

Yep, he sure did. There was a thread here after she got her car.

Rush also got this woman today a hotel room for the Super Bowl.


35 posted on 01/30/2009 12:23:44 PM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: DCBryan1

I wonder if Obambi will tax her ‘income’ from this


36 posted on 01/30/2009 12:24:56 PM PST by Mr. K (physically unable to proofreed (<---oops))
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
The spirit too needs nourishment, and the lifetime thrill of going to a Superbowl will do much good for that family.
37 posted on 01/30/2009 12:25:39 PM PST by Rockingham
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To: DCBryan1

I imagine that the grandmother would rather have the money that the tickets would bring.


38 posted on 01/30/2009 12:27:24 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: DCBryan1

Obama’s going to sing at halftime!!!

The skys will open, the light will come down and the Messiah will sing.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 12:27:58 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

This was a very lovely gesture by Rush. She didn’t ask him for anything. She just loves the Steelers.

He didn’t offer her cash, he offered her tickets and a hotel room.

Cripes, this woman was was tearing up.

Was she supposed to say, well gimmee the cash, Rush, I am supposed to be ashamed?

Can you be happy for someone else?


40 posted on 01/30/2009 12:28:15 PM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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To: mnehrling
Rush does more for those in need in two minutes than Bambi has done in two weeks.

Glenn Beck was near to tears on his show earlier today, and now this overwhelmed grandmother breaks down on Rush. Tear-jerker Friday. Here's the difference between conservatives and liberals, folks...conservatives are generous with their OWN time and money (Rush, Hannity, Beck; even O'Reilly), whereas communist liberals want to 'give' with money stolen from others.

41 posted on 01/30/2009 12:28:59 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DCBryan1

NOTE TO RUSH: I’ve never been to a Hanna Montana concert...


42 posted on 01/30/2009 12:29:12 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: DCBryan1

The liberals will try to tax the tickets, hotel, and transport as income.


43 posted on 01/30/2009 12:32:39 PM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Doctor Raoul

LOL..>NOTE TO RUSH....LOL!


44 posted on 01/30/2009 12:33:03 PM PST by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

“RUSH GIVES TICKETS TO A GRANDMOTHER AND FAMILY”....
...”...NEWS AT 9!!!....”

If you believe we see that headline then I have some ocean front property in MO I want to sell ya!


45 posted on 01/30/2009 12:33:23 PM PST by mkcc30 (He died for us let's live for him.)
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To: KarlInOhio

LOL! So freakin’ true.....


46 posted on 01/30/2009 12:34:35 PM PST by mkcc30 (He died for us let's live for him.)
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To: DCBryan1

It was great....I’ll bet he sends a car to pick them up from somewhere too....but, we won’t hear about it.


47 posted on 01/30/2009 12:36:50 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tell the truth - GOEBBELIZATION (propaganda) is what many voters suffer from.....)
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To: indylindy

I’m pretty sure that there will be a sizable check in with the tickets for “travel expenses” along with a letter requesting she keep the amount confidential. Limbaugh typically works his charity off the radar screen of the media.


48 posted on 01/30/2009 12:37:55 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: DCBryan1

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/standstrongforrush/

Reverse Petition: Stand Strong FOR Rush Limbaugh
To:The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Stop distorting Rush Limbaugh’s comments about President Obama’s war on prosperity.

I agree with Rush’s assessment that President Obama’s far left liberal vision for America is bad for America, and I too, hope that he fails, because when liberalism fails, America wins.


49 posted on 01/30/2009 12:41:53 PM PST by fiodora
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To: hatfieldmccoy

Heck Rush could have gotten off cheap with me. I would have said on Super Bowl day, me and my family will be BBQing turkey franks for the game. *wink, wink*, I would have been fickled tink with a little Allen Brothers.

LOL! This is great that this woman will be able to see this game.


50 posted on 01/30/2009 12:48:59 PM PST by dforest (life is now good again....he has been inaugurated)
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