Skip to comments.The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Friday, March 27, 2009
Posted on 03/27/2009 8:30:44 AM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan
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Good to hear Rush is on to you....
Check this post out if you haven't already...I think you'll like it.
Doncha just hate when they twist yer arm? Everything's wet and gray here. Waiting for a couple of days of sun to get the trees buddin'.
Rush is talking about Notre Dame and 0bama.
Zero’s stance on abortion...evil, and he doesn’t know it. The name zero fits.
Sad situation that Catholics will ignore the obvious.
I don’t understand why. Causes me pain.
Volcano...it’s been belching since Sunday
It’s about 120 miles WSW of Anchorage
Geez, I can’t wait until we found out these “Tent Cities” are chock full of notching but ACORN acolytes doing Street Theater being directed out of the White House. Hopefully someone will break that story soon.
Ping to #69. Terrific foreign policy update.
I prefer Islamofascist Scum myself ...
Yes...maybe Madonna or Jolie-Pitt will adopt me.
I was reading an article on the Uhuru Movement and the Oakland protest, by Melanie Morgan, which included this statement by th Uhuru group:
The International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement calls on all progressive-minded people to stand against the brutal, long-standing, publicly-supported policies of police containment that keep the African community under the grip of a colonial occupation for which the Oakland Police Department is the front line of assault.
We call for support for the African community demands for genuine economic development and social justice for the African community.
The deaths of four members of the OPD on March 21, 2009, were the result of these relentless policies, which are manifested daily in the cold-blooded police murders, brutality and harassment of African men and women, youth and elderly by the heavily armed, military style Oakland police force;
In draconian laws such as Three Strikes that discriminatorily lock up tens of thousands of African people for life in the multi-billion dollar California prison industry;
In the hostile, substandard education system that profiles African male children as young as six years old as criminals and super-predators, and feeds the shameful juvenile prison industry that violates every principle of international law;
In the highly-documented government-imposed illegal drug trade which is often the only last-ditch source of employment in a community whose own economic infrastructure has been destroyed by urban renewal and gentrification;
In the specific targeting of African homeowners for predatory subprime mortgages, thousands of which are now in foreclosure;
In the cruel foster care system that turns African babies and children, victimized by this system, into profitable commodities for the lucrative white foster-care industry.
It was the historic brutality of the Oakland Police Department that gave rise to the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in the 1960s.
Note the reference to the exploitive, lucrative, white foster care system as one of the causes of Black crime. I think that this is a reference to support for abortion. I think that these people are saying that more Black babies should be aborted, but they are afraid to come out and say it.
“Man-made Disasters” is the PC term ...
Okay, can anyone help me with some information. I just overheard a couple of office mates discussing 0; one of them saying “I don’t see what an 87 year old man has to live for anyway” and the other said “Who gets to make those choices....” I was curious if anyone may know what they would be talking about. (Usually these guys just discuss “hot” news stories)
Fr. Jenkins invited 0bama, I am sure others were involved in that decision, but "they" did it !
Would 50% of Catholics vote for 0bama today?
I would say yes, I don't understand why.
“man caused disasters”
..like lightin farts ?
I don’t think that they are talking about any specific case. They are speaking about the coming socialized medicine, which would deny treatment to an 87 year old man because of his age. As, I was told once, precious medical resources need to be preserved for younger, more vital people, who are still contributing to society. So, if you still have a parent living, it might not be for much longer, if Obama gets his way.
Thank you. I hadn’t heard anything about a specific case, but here in Kentucky, all that is on the news is pretty much about whether our college Basketball coach is going to stay or not, which is interesting to me, but sort of eclipses any other news story. *L*
Elderly folks are a resource, too. A GREAT resource!
Rush talked about the fact that unless we are able to get a handle on this world-wide culture war it’s hard to say how long it will be until the powder keg blows.
This is what he means:
Friday, March 14, 2008
E Pluribus Nusquam: Pomographic Liberalism and the Parsing of Nothing
.. leftism is the political expression of nihilism ...
What is the ultimate basis of the “culture war,” and by extension, the conflict between conservative classical liberals and illiberal leftists? What is it’s deep structure, the “either/or” at its foundation that is the cause of all the diametrically opposed attitudes on the surface?
The culture war is in fact a “war between the states,” the existential states of nihilism vs. theism.
For while the left would like you to believe that it is simply a battle between right-wing religious zealots and “free thinking” secular liberals, you can conceptualize it in more subtle ways — for example, a belief in absolute Truth vs. mere opinion, moral absolutes vs. moral relativism, cultural progress vs. multiculturalism, a complex spiritual hierarchy vs. simplistic “flatland” materialism, meaningful existence vs. existential meaninglessness, teleonomic spiritual evolution vs. the mere random shuffling of Darwinian “evolution,” etc.
But what is so especially annoying about these hardcore nonbelievers is that they want to impose their new atheocractic testavus on the rest of us.
A while back I mentioned the book Shows About Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture from the Exorcist to Seinfeld, by Thomas Hibbs.
He believes that in America, most of the purveyors of popular culture are in fact nihilists of one sort or another (in the sense alluded to above). You might say that nihilism is an unnaturally natural implication of certain strains of our liberal individualism.
That is to say, liberal individualism divorced form any deeper spiritual impulse does indeed tend to degenerate into a debased, antisocial shadow of itself. You might call it pomographic (as in postmodern) vs. classical liberalism, the latter of which has always recognized the need to cultivate a virtuous population, with the understanding that the whole system breaks down if responsibilities aren’t at least equally emphasized along with rights. But why are there no “civic responsibilities activists,” and why do we call the champions of irresponsibility, impulsivity, narcissism and sloth “civil rights activists”?
Pomographic liberalism is obsessed only with rights, entitlements, and the unearned specialness of the oppressed victocrat. As Hibbs writes, nihilism does not simply usher in an era of chaos and disorder — rather, it “involves a simplification of human nature, a reduction of its complexity and range, and an abridgment of its aspirations.” In short, it reduces hierarchy to a crude spiritual leveling, and replaces the telos of spiritual aspiration with the mundane enforcement of material equality. The nihilistic left is comprised of Nietzsche’s pathetic Last Men, who “have a calm indifference to all elevated aspirations.” In their puffed up vanity and pseudosophistication, they have lost even the capacity to despise themselves, so they have no reason to aspire spiritually and surpass themselves.
In a piece entitled Literary Hoaxes and the Proletarianization of Culture, Roger Kimball notes that “where Americans once looked up the social scale for their ideals, many now look to the gutter. http://pajamasmedia.com/xpress/rogerkimball/2008/03/12/literary_hoaxes_and_the_prolet.php
He quotes Charles Murray, who observed that one of the consistent symptoms of disintegration is that the elites... begin to imitate those at the bottom of society:
The collapse of old codes leaves a vacuum that must be filled. Within the elites, the replacement has been tenets, broadly accepted by people across the political spectrum, that tell us to treat people equally regardless of gender, race, or sexual preference, to be against poverty and war, and to be for fairness and diversity. These are not bad things to be against and for, respectively, but the new code, which I will call ecumenical niceness, has a crucial flaw. The code of the elites is supposed to set the standard for the society, but ecumenical niceness has a hold only on those people whom the elites are willing to judge — namely, one another. One of the chief tenets of ecumenical niceness is not to be judgmental about the underclass.
“Within the underclass, the vacuum has been filled by a distinctive, separate code. Call it thug code: Take what you want, respond violently to anyone who antagonizes you, gloat when you win, despise courtesy as weakness, treat women as receptacles, take pride in cheating, deceiving, or exploiting successfully. The world of hip-hop is where the code is openly embraced. But hip-hop is only an expression of the code, not its source. It amounts to the hitherto inarticulate values of underclass males from time immemorial, now made articulate with the collaboration of some of Americas best creative and merchandising talent.”
Hibbs notes that the Last Men in our midst are not the courageous rebels of their narcissistic imaginations, but “timid, enervated, self-enclosed, and self-satisfied,” conforming with “the dictates of common opinion.’’ Fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution, and what has it wrought: spiritually withered New York Times Man, so insular and hermetically creedbound in his views, and yet, like a pinched little sulzberger, so confident of his childish superiority!
These Last Men hate to be reminded that there is something higher or deeper, something transcending their own rootless and self-generated meaninglessness. They are all sheep and no shepherd. And they don’t believe in wolves at all. Brawndead leftists http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0811,374064,374064,1.html/full with no mametary glands hate the notion that the work — the manly work, not just the endless party on mom’s government teat — of history is incomplete, that there are real enemies and real heroes — superior men like General Petraeus who will name and kill the enemy so that the Last Men may sleep soundly in their beds. They believe that there is nothing to be afraid of but the hero!
In a way they are right, for the hero is a painful reminder of their own existential shrinkage. The society of the Last Man “is adept at satisfying nearly all desires for pleasure, but it cannot satiate, indeed it positively frustrates, the will to excel, to prove oneself superior to others” (Hibbs). They are afflicted with spiritual envy, the Satanic Eucharist of secular fundamentalism. Kill the hero is their motto. The victim is the new God, Master of our domain is their creed.
posted by Gagdad Bob at 3/14/2008 08:51:00 AM 37 comments
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Yes, I was lucky. I found one in January, and it seems secure—as secure as anything is these days. I’m doing technical editing for the Missile Defense Agency at Schriever AFB, and I really enjoy it.
I hope your fears all come to nothing!
This would not be the case prior to Humanae Vitae so it just shows how far down the slippery slope society has fallen. ‘choice’
Great news! Rosie’s in Fargo! So... they should stuff the dyke into the dikes - hey, she’s gotta to be equal to a couple of hundred (thousand?) sandbags!
Please tell me that was a joke, rwi. If it wasn’t, I reiterate my statement that no one should be allowed to vote until they pass a test on government, written and graded by me.
Wet and gray, eh? That must be depressing, but it’ll make a good spring, I hope. This snow we’re having is the first real precip we’ve had for months. My well is already low on water.
On the other hand, I could be in Fargo....guess I’ll keep the drought.
Wow! Is the ash drifting your way?
Not a joke. A real U.S. Congresswoman, taking up time on the Congressional floor for this illiterate nonsense.
My bumpersticker is more appropriate than ever. I'll post it in a minute when I remember how.
I am told that the socialized medicine people refer to senior citizens as “feeders”. So, we have “feeders” and “breeders” and a few things in between.
No, most of the ash has fallen on a line from Wasilla to Homer. We are west of the mountain and the upper winds are blowing everything east and southeast.
Anchorage got a trace last night, Homer got about 1/4”
It’s nowhere near Mt St Helens but then, that mountain blew up all at once, Redoubt is just playing with us right now.
Then they’re ignorant fools!
...Don’t qualify for unemployment, had a small business for past 12 years. resident construction. Won’t take welfare either, My wife works, we’ll get through on our own. Chin up and to you keep the faith...
I’ve been through ups and downs with the economy. I will keep the both of you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that everything works out for you both.
God created us with limits on our intelligence,
but apparently with no limits on our stupidity.
That tag line materiel Floyd
That’s a ditto from me!
Hi! Just wanted to drop in my opinion about what Rush said a few minutes ago re: Whether the liberals would want to release the Guantanemo terrorists on our streets?
Yes, especially the MSM would be happy if the terrorists were out on OUR streets, bombing and killing. The Mainstream Media loves violence, they love chaos because it improves their ratings.
Sure, they would have their own form of protection from the chaos, but they would have a meniacal glee in seeing terrorists bring mayhem to the American People again.
That’s why the Leftists in the U.S. are so despicable, they care nothing for our safety. They just care about maintaining their own power.
I guess you’re right. I enjoy spending time with older folks. They have experience, knowledge, and patience with us youngins!
Ah, but our saftey is also THEIR safety. They don’t even get THAT!
Got that right...& I might add ‘wisdom’
Pray for Genny then - I’m kinda old but it seems my patients are getting thin.
Hairy Reed needs to be retired! Nevada! Are you listening???
This is the bumpersticker I've had on my car since November 5, 2008. Just today in the grocery store parking lot a man walking by gestured at it and said, "I couldn't agree more."
I can’t believe he just openly admitted he was upset he couldn’t stack the court. Jeez. Even the Nazis were a wee more discreet than this.
So some may be falling on Sarah Palin's house. Bet not one person in Alaska is whining for the gummint to come and clean up the ash. I'm glad it's not coming to your area.
No worries, Mark Levin is gonna campaign against Hairy. I can’t wait for THAT!
I thought you LUVVED Genny!