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Rush Limbaugh honored at Missouri's Capitol
STL Today.com (Post Dispatch) ^ | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/14/2012 2:42:35 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Monday during a secretive ceremony in the state Capitol as police stood guard to keep out any uninvited political opponents of the sometimes divisive radio show host.

Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri, addressed a crowd of more than 100 Republicans during a closed-door event in the Missouri House chamber. Speaking from the chamber's dais, he thanked his family for their support throughout his career, denounced liberals and Democrats as "deranged," then helped lift a black curtain off a bronze bust of himself, which he hugged _ head to head _ for photographs.

The timing of the ceremony was kept secret until shortly before it occurred, and then only Republican lawmakers, other invited guests and the media were allowed into the chamber to watch _ an attempt to avoid any public disruption after Limbaugh's selection was criticized by Democrats, some women's groups and other political foes.

Limbaugh, 61, arranged for a guest host to handle his radio show Monday so he could be at the Missouri Capitol. He repeatedly declared how humbled he was by the honor.

"I'm stunned. I'm not speechless, but close to it," Limbaugh said to the laughter of the friendly crowd. "I'm literally quite unable to comprehend what's happening to me today."

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: limbaugh; missouri; rush
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I'm only surprised they actually went through with it!
1 posted on 05/14/2012 2:42:47 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

May I be the first to say Congratulations Sir?


2 posted on 05/14/2012 2:51:34 PM PDT by trustandobey (I am Breitbart)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Just read about it in the infamous Kansas City (Red) Star.

The usual sniping from the usual suspects, boo hoo!

3 posted on 05/14/2012 2:55:03 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Congratulations, Rush!


4 posted on 05/14/2012 2:55:03 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Wouldn’t his mom and dad be proud?


5 posted on 05/14/2012 2:57:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Go, Rush!We forgive you for inflicting Mark Davis on us today!!


6 posted on 05/14/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT by madrastex
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To: zerosix
Yes, of course, congrats "El Rushbo!"

We in the KC area LOVE YOU!

7 posted on 05/14/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I’d love to see that bronze bust of RUSH paraded outside of the DNC in Charlotte!


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:03 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: madrastex

Yeah. He’s tough to take. LOL

I think it’s his voice.


9 posted on 05/14/2012 3:00:14 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

At the end of “The Five” Rush was shown as his bust was unveiled. Congratulations Rush!


10 posted on 05/14/2012 3:00:58 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Da Bilge Troll

http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/319986/3/Rush-Limbaugh-bust-dedication-—PHOTOS


11 posted on 05/14/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Pride in the USA

Congratulations, Rush! Your parents would be so proud of you if they had lived to see this day. This does explain your previously unannounced absence from today’s show, but did you have to subject us to Mark Davis? :-)


12 posted on 05/14/2012 3:05:26 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

No bias in that article, no sir.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: madrastex

Mark Davis is just the Worst: boring, sounds gay, lacks wit, makes a little sense, but takes forever getting there... bah, turn it off when he’s on.


14 posted on 05/14/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: madrastex

I can’t forgive him for that.

I cannot listen to Davis. He doesn’t have a bright mind, he asks all kinds of stupid questions then quickly answers them, as if that is brilliant.

Not so much.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by JRochelle (Note to the MSM: Unemployment has been higher under every month of Obama than any month under Bush.)
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To: lonevoice

I only caught 20 minutes of the Show today during lunch sitting in my car. I think Barney Frank would have made a better guest host.


16 posted on 05/14/2012 3:14:28 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SMGFan

Thanks!


17 posted on 05/14/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Lockbar

LOL! I might not go quite that far, but Davis is the worst of Rush’s revolving fill-in hosts.


18 posted on 05/14/2012 3:31:21 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: lonevoice

Where the heck was that Man among men, Mark Steyn?


19 posted on 05/14/2012 3:38:17 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

That would have been cool. Steyn is my favorite of the not-Rush fill-ins.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 3:39:51 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: madrastex

Rush...RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON! RIGHT ON!

And, I agree...Davis is just not a good sub. Give me the Undocumented Host any day. He’s not Rush, but I love to hear Steyn anytime.


21 posted on 05/14/2012 3:48:36 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: trustandobey

Congratulations Rush. You deserve it!!!!!


22 posted on 05/14/2012 3:50:19 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SMGFan

Thanks for the pic link. Rush looks very happy and proud. Wish they’d taken a pic of he and Catherine....He sounds so happy since he married her. Got it right this time!


23 posted on 05/14/2012 3:55:23 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: unkus
Re Mark Davis: Yeah. He’s tough to take. LOL

I think it’s his voice.

I think it's the excessive number of words his voice is saying.

24 posted on 05/14/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: madrastex

LOLOL....my thoughts too. We forgive your unexplained absence today Rush!


25 posted on 05/14/2012 4:08:13 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: lonevoice

Why the apparent falling out with Roger Hedgecock, arguably Rush’s best stand-in?


26 posted on 05/14/2012 4:08:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I love Rush but I wish he would get Steve Malzberg to fill in for him.


27 posted on 05/14/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: acapesket

Probably all the GOOD fill in hosts were there with Rush!


28 posted on 05/14/2012 4:11:28 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

CONGRATULATIONS, RUSH!!!


29 posted on 05/14/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (If we stay home in November '12, don't blame 0 for tearing up the CONSTITUTION!!)
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To: dps.inspect

>>>Mark Davis is just the Worst: boring, sounds gay, lacks wit, makes a little sense, but takes forever getting there... bah, turn it off when he’s on.

Davis is better than Mark Belling.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 4:15:40 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Atta Boy Rusty!!! and I set a new record turning off the radio this morning


31 posted on 05/14/2012 4:22:54 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: luvbach1

LOL That, too. Not a good combination.


32 posted on 05/14/2012 4:28:10 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Good for Rush! In the company of Mark Twain.

I didn’t know this was happening. After downdLoading today’s pod cast, I almost lost - it Mark Davis! Yuk I forgive Rush for this great honor.


33 posted on 05/14/2012 4:28:23 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Congrats Rush!


34 posted on 05/14/2012 4:43:15 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Atta Boy Rush!

LOL as Lib heads explode...

35 posted on 05/14/2012 4:44:17 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Beaten Valve

LOL!


36 posted on 05/14/2012 4:53:10 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: luvbach1

“Why the apparent falling out with Roger Hedgecock, arguably Rush’s best stand-in?” I’m so glad someone else noticed this. It feels like years since Roger has subbed for him. He was my favorite, then Mark Styne. I can take or leave Mark Davis or Mark Belling, but the worst is Walter Williams. Very nice man, but way too chatty for my taste.


37 posted on 05/14/2012 5:25:26 PM PDT by teeker
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To: Da Bilge Troll

WAY TO GO, RUSH!!!


38 posted on 05/14/2012 5:37:24 PM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Youtube videos are here....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tj8FPyQwig4&feature=player_embedded


39 posted on 05/14/2012 5:46:56 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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There's this moronic, leftist hag on an afternoon radio show in KC who went apoplectic due to the fact that this was an unannounced presentation.

She was spitting mad because she and her ilk were "denied" their right to protest at the ceremony because it wasn't announced! She was denied her Constitutional rights!

Mark

40 posted on 05/14/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Congratulations Rush, well deserved honor!


41 posted on 05/14/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: teeker

If I am not mistaken, Hedgecock went national from local KOGO in SD.

Contract issues are such that it requires a non national to sub for him. I cannot for the life of me remember where or when I read that.....
then again I could indeed once more be hallucinating!
LOL


42 posted on 05/14/2012 7:37:26 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Da Bilge Troll

This is wonderful to hear, I knew it was in the works, but had forgotten about it. It is a disgrace, though, that because of the (rightful) fear of leftists, it had to be somewhat hush-hush.


43 posted on 05/14/2012 8:41:17 PM PDT by PghBaldy (First MADD and "drunk" checkpoints, now TSA and "terrorist" checkpoints, what next?)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; rightwingintelligentsia; ExCTCitizen; Matchett-PI; MadelineZapeezda; ...
Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau in southeast Missouri, addressed a crowd of more than 100 Republicans during a closed-door event in the Missouri House chamber. Speaking from the chamber's dais, he thanked his family for their support throughout his career, denounced liberals and Democrats as "deranged," then helped lift a black curtain off a bronze bust of himself, which he hugged _ head to head _ for photographs.

Oh man, I wish I could have been there today for that.

CONGRATULATIONS, Rush!

...although I'm still ticked off at you for torturing us (yet again) with the awful Mark Davis today! >:-(

44 posted on 05/14/2012 9:16:53 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: MarkL; PghBaldy
There's this moronic, leftist hag on an afternoon radio show in KC who went apoplectic due to the fact that this was an unannounced presentation.

She was spitting mad because she and her ilk were "denied" their right to protest at the ceremony because it wasn't announced! She was denied her Constitutional rights!

ROTFL! Rush is right... these leftist moonbats ARE deranged.

45 posted on 05/14/2012 9:20:23 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: JRochelle; raccoonradio
I can’t forgive him for that.

Me neither. Mark Davis is the absolute worst.

My husband (and most FReepers) agrees - he also was looking forward to hearing Rush spout off today about the weekend's events. Instead we're "treated" to Mark Davis, who sounds vaguely gay (or maybe he just has a smarmy voice) talk in circles for 3 hours. He wastes more air time talking about nothing - and about himself and his "feelings" - than any other talk show host I've ever heard, and I've heard hundreds of 'em over many years.

There are hundreds of non-nationally syndicated conservative radio talk show hosts in the US today who would be FAR better subbing for Rush than Davis. Why Rush continues to torture us with Mark Davis, I'll never understand.

46 posted on 05/14/2012 9:29:27 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: teeker
It feels like years since Roger [Hedgecock]has subbed for him [Rush].

It has been.

47 posted on 05/14/2012 9:29:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: FES0844; Cacique
I love Rush but I wish he would get Steve Malzberg to fill in for him.

Great idea!

48 posted on 05/14/2012 9:40:46 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; rightwingintelligentsia; ExCTCitizen; Matchett-PI; MadelineZapeezda; ...
Here are links to photos and a video of Rush's induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians:

Rush Limbaugh bust dedication - PHOTOS

Rush Limbaugh Hall of Famous Missourians induction (video - runs 12:29 min)

Don't miss the end of the video when Rush poses with his bust, lol.

Thank you for the links above, SMGFan and ScreamingFist

49 posted on 05/14/2012 10:34:39 PM PDT by nutmeg (So... Clinton was our first black president, and Obama is our first gay president?)
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To: Da Bilge Troll; rush

Congrats Rush!


50 posted on 05/15/2012 3:01:51 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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