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Rush Limbaugh Radio Program - Live Report | 7-24-2012 | blam

Posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:27 PM PDT by blam

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To: FReepers; FRiends; Patriots; RedMDer
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201 posted on 07/24/2012 4:11:46 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Dave W

LOL!

Yup, twit birther...spends more time complaining that everyone isn’t a birther than exposing Obama’s faux birth info.


202 posted on 07/24/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: editor-surveyor
Ignorance is forgivable. Rush scanns FR almost every night

First of all - you don't know that. Second - even if it was true - so what? Rush probably scans the Washington Post and liberal rags as well every day as part of doing his job. Rush has an incredible memory. If he doesn't remember something then it must not be important to him. Anyone that doesn't know who the Robinsons are can not be considered FReepers.

203 posted on 07/24/2012 4:16:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Jim Robinson
"Now, if I could only get him to reset the clock on FR."

LOL - THAT is really funny! I keep thinking about that too.

204 posted on 07/24/2012 4:20:07 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: CodeToad

Don’t forget ROLM who was building hardened computers for the military in the 70’s and went on to build one of the best PBX’s ever, with many still in use today even at a Seagate.

In fact, they were the 1st PBX manufacturer who successfully integrated Voice Mail with the PBX seamlessly.


205 posted on 07/24/2012 4:20:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: manc

I don’t hate, love, or like him. Nor do I dis love or dislike him.

He is what he is.

Diff people think differently of him, no biggie.

Just diffusing some falsehoods.

LOL I wan’t trying to insult you, if I was you would certainly know it lol

It’s an insult to anyone reading your posts to try to understand them, kinda disjointed. Sorry, it’s a fact.

You were posting to me? Or ah bollocks???


206 posted on 07/24/2012 4:25:04 PM PDT by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: mnehring
Xerox’s failure to patent all that can be considered one of the biggest business blunders of all time.

The biggest miss of all was failing to patent the Ethernet networking protocol.

207 posted on 07/24/2012 4:33:24 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: Mr. K

Nice thought, but I’m also glad he uses this material.


208 posted on 07/24/2012 4:33:24 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: WhiskeyX
 
 
MCI Mail 1983
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C1OCsI5-8AQ
 

The nation's new postal system - MCI Mail ca. 1983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=77zeqb2KvbE
 
 
And finally
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4LJBKTsZdWY
 
And here is a news report in 1984
http://vimeo.com/2243667
 
 

209 posted on 07/24/2012 4:38:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Ooops, sorry Whitey. Your sarcasm was lost on me due to white wine. I am one of those who needs a “/s” before dinner, lol.


210 posted on 07/24/2012 4:40:17 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: TomServo; blam
"Was LMAO while listening to him...said “the freepers are gonna kill me” (for forgetting his name)."

Ditto!!!

211 posted on 07/24/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: onyx

Thank you onyx. I’m very flattered in a good way of course.
One of the reasons that I finally joined FR is because of the vast amount of knowledge to be found here.
We have some very diligent FReepers that dig and find the truth in a world where the MSM tries its very best to feed us a bunch of spin and out-right lies to further their Leftist agenda.


212 posted on 07/24/2012 4:43:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: CodeToad

Good summation in #187


213 posted on 07/24/2012 4:48:53 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: plain talk

I do know that.

Cling to your willful ignorance, and anti-freeperism.


214 posted on 07/24/2012 4:53:21 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: RedMDer

You’re most welcome. Your graphic is awesome and so very true and ditto your comments to me.

BTTT.


215 posted on 07/24/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: blam

Rush and Olbermann should share mnemonic techniques for remembering names.


216 posted on 07/24/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: turn_to

I’m not making excuses for Rush nor implying he did anything on purpose, but thinking positive, Rush spending that much time ‘bungling’ the name would cause people to Google it just out of curiosity. It could drive new members. Hopefully there were no weirdos like UFO posters right after he did that. :->


217 posted on 07/24/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Syncro

bollocks, bollocks and more bollocks, in the end it;s all bollocks.


218 posted on 07/24/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: plain talk

Your replies don’t seem very connected to the content of my posts to which you’re replying, so it’s not exactly easy to try to interact with you.

My original post you took issue with was me saying that Rush has a fondness and affection for FR and for Jim.

Now it seems you want to argue whether or not Rush is a FReeper? And your requirement for what constitutes a FReeper is someone who knows the first name of JimRob’s son? Did you mean his son John, or his son Chris? If that’s your criteria for what constitutes a FReeper, I’ll politely disagree with you based on my own personal real life knowledge of a few monthly donors, regular lurkers and sometime contributors who I can guarantee don’t know the first name of either of Jim’s sons. But that’s irrelevant anyway because I didn’t see anyone, least of all me, claim that Rush is a FReeper. Just you arguing that he’s not.

As for Rush not being able to retrieve someone’s last name from his memory banks being an indication to you that he doesn’t have fondness and affection for FR and Jim, again I’ll politely disagree with you. That would be based on my own 15+ year history of being a regular listener to Rush’s show. As I said previously, I’ve OFTEN heard him have trouble recalling someone’s name off the top of his head (as recently as just yesterday a couple of times in fact).

As far as Rush being VERY familiar with FR, and having spoken of it a number of times over the years, including today, with fondness and affection, that’s just a fact.


219 posted on 07/24/2012 5:18:20 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: blam

Heard this live in the car today ...


220 posted on 07/24/2012 5:27:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: matt04

That was so intriguing. Had to stop work just to listen and recall the years past when I got my first computer and got online. I was going to sign up with Compuserve but a friend guided me to a local provider. Being a supercomputer techie, he knew what he was talking about.


221 posted on 07/24/2012 5:36:38 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: lonevoice

I’ve regularly listened to Rush since 1988. Rush has an incredible memory and I remain a big fan of his. However when it comes to FR what you see as fondness and affection I see as somewhat detached and aloof. Thus I was not surprised by his statements today. He rarely mentions the site which is odd given FR is THE premier conservative web site and Rush is THE premier talk show host. So we’ll just have to disagree on this one. No biggie. Cheers


222 posted on 07/24/2012 5:52:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: lonevoice

I’ve regularly listened to Rush since 1988. Rush has an incredible memory and I remain a big fan of his. However when it comes to FR what you see as fondness and affection I see as somewhat detached and aloof. Thus I was not surprised by his statements today. He rarely mentions the site which is odd given FR is THE premier conservative web site and Rush is THE premier talk show host. So we’ll just have to disagree on this one. No biggie. Cheers


223 posted on 07/24/2012 5:52:34 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: windcliff; onedoug

Jim Thompson ping.


224 posted on 07/24/2012 5:59:14 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: plain talk

Rush doesn’t use newspapers anymore.

He uses electronic media primarily and started getting his news that way in 1986.


225 posted on 07/24/2012 6:08:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: morphing libertarian

In 1970 the only available output interfaces were line printers, ball head printers, nixie tubes, and line display CRTs.

Graphic screen CRTs came in the early ‘80s and were rare.


226 posted on 07/24/2012 6:11:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor

If I had the clip I’d send it to you.


227 posted on 07/24/2012 6:14:11 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: plain talk

Rush has never been openly a freeper, but to those that were regular listeners, it was obvious that he did have an account, and had posted on several occasions.

Hannity was openly registered but didn’t last long because he couldn’t take critical comments. He became bitter about FR. (like you)


228 posted on 07/24/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: stylecouncilor
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229 posted on 07/24/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT by GnL
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To: CodeToad

In 1952, a computer that could balance a spread sheet needed 1000 square feet of floor space, and ran with vacuum tubes that produced enough heat to warm a small sky scraper.


230 posted on 07/24/2012 6:29:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: FatherofFive

You’re either funny or honest, hehe! I remember my daughter’s name but can get my 3 sons mixed up easily. I DO know I have one each of each name. It’s the ages that get me. They’re all middle-aged now, so the only safe thing to say is “they’re all in their 50s”. 50 what? I dunno. sigh.


231 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT by CatDancer (Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. 2 Cor.3:17)
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To: wintertime; mrreaganaut

I love Rush, always have, but I quit listening to him several years ago when he would tease a segment or political topic, then MrR and I would discuss it over commercial then Rush would come on and say the same thing sometimes verbatim. It got to where we were joking that he had our house bugged.

We call it “Reganaut Echo Syndrome” and I’m sure a lot of other FReepers experienced the same thing.


232 posted on 07/24/2012 6:31:45 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: blam

I heard Rush today, too. When he said Jim from FreeRepublic but couldn’t remember your last name, I yelled at my radio, “robinson!”. But he did say the Freepers would give him heck for not knowing, and he recognized that Jim did not just give up and “made it on his own” DESPITE of, and not BECAUSE of the government.


233 posted on 07/24/2012 6:34:53 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Yes, that is a good link to some of Englebart’s research on NLS. Some of his researchers became restive and were hired by the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and they brought the mouse concept with them from their experrience with NLS. The Xerox 860IPS CAT pointing device may be seen as a takoff of the prior joystick concept, while the mouse provided more flexibility.

Joysticks used as a visual pointing deevice has been in very long use. See for example the joysticks on the control panel of the spaceship in the movie “When Worlds Collide.” During the Second World War German, British, and American armed forces used the joystick as a control and pointing device in many applications. A number of Allied warships were sunk by German guided missiles using television with a joystick to guide the missile to the targeted warship.

In the movie “Things to Come (1936)” there is a futuristic scene wherein the man is using a device on his Lucite desktop which serves a a monitor and a televised video monitor. The only control appears to be a circle on its front, which he manipulates to control the device. Is this perhaps a touchpad-mouselike control?

When talking about pointing devices, let’s not forget the graphics tablet and its 1888 ancestor, the Telautograph. I was using the Telautograph in the Air Force in 1972, and the Summagraphics graphics tablet in 1978.

Englebart’s NLS team also are noteworthy for their contribution to the early experiments with hypertext.


234 posted on 07/24/2012 6:49:42 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Gay State Conservative

My sister keeps calling her son by my name. She says it’s because he’s just like I was when I was that age.


235 posted on 07/24/2012 6:57:19 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: stylecouncilor

Yay, Jim!

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.


236 posted on 07/24/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: FatherofFive; Sporke

Hahahaha!

I can still remember my mother (God rest her!) when she was really SPITTING angry with one of us, she would go:

“Richard! Michael! Albert! Robert! Sarah! MARGARET!”

As she said each name in staccato bursts, one right after the other, her voice would get louder and more exasperated and the look in her eyes would get wilder and wilder as tried in vain to get the name right.

I remember the poor woman going through every one of us. God, I do miss her!


237 posted on 07/24/2012 7:30:31 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: reaganaut; wintertime

Oh, come on! Rush was stealing our jokes! Of course the house was bugged!


238 posted on 07/24/2012 7:50:41 PM PDT by mrreaganaut (Colonize Mars now!)
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To: WhiskeyX
IT management in the corporations were almost uniformly hostile to the introduction of the early microcomputers and personal computers, because they were trained to rely upon mainframe computers and networks.

A saying of the time was, "You can hook a thousand chickens to your plow, or one horse."

Nowadays, if anybody has a "horse" they use it to imitate a thousand "chickens".

239 posted on 07/24/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: blam

Free Silly!


240 posted on 07/24/2012 8:01:25 PM PDT by Silly (Okay, I'm getting just a little sick of this bereaved chicken-widow crap!)
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To: wintertime

I agree with you...Rush backs RINOs...I’ll get my news here.


241 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:37 PM PDT by SisterK (no compromises)
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To: plain talk; Jim Robinson

“That indicates IMO that rush is no freeper.”<<<<<

Head fake. Rush from time to time knows where to go to get his head on straight about the differences between Republicans, conservatives, and some of us s.o.b. conservatives who can smell and spell socialism on both tickets.

From just some of the stories he tells, his dad was like us, and his grandfather. Rush gets it.


242 posted on 07/24/2012 8:35:24 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Vendome

That brings back memories. I still have my MCI Mail software in a box in storage, and I still have the working IBM PC-XT and Compaq Portable computers it was installed upon. They still work. I saved back some tubes of RAM for them, leftover from when I was selling it wholesale to retailers.

After using mainframes and/or their networks since the 1960s, the transition to microcomputers in the late 1970s and The Source and Compuserve BBS networks in 1979 came as a natural transition. The advent of USENET, MCI Mail, BBS, and FidoNet, and Gopher were all to frequent new hurdles. It actually felt like a welcome relief from constant upset when the Internet kept the playground at least a little more consistent and familiar from year to year. We went from piggybacking e-mail through a Disney BBS gateway onto the Internet to using Mosaic and then Netscape Navigator. The Source, MCI Mail, Compuserve, Netscape, and many e-mail servers went by the wayside. USENET has also been diminished.


243 posted on 07/24/2012 8:37:56 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: EnquiringMind

No sweat bro.

For humor as dry as that attempt of mine you might have needed a half a bottle of...what...pinot grigio? They took away my drinking privileges some years ago and I’m not up on the offerings anymore...

(Of course I used to be a lot funnier back when I was drinking lol!)


244 posted on 07/24/2012 8:40:14 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: thulldud

I like that one.

The cliched retort to our criticism of IBM’s decision to limit the IBM PC-XT to a maximum of 10MB of storage space for its hard drive was the claim that was all that the New York Stock Exchange needed for their storage. After rolling our eyes, our counter-retort was “We’ll see about that.”


245 posted on 07/24/2012 8:43:13 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: onyx

I wish I heard it, too!


246 posted on 07/24/2012 9:01:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: blam

ROFL! Love that good ol’ Jim What’s-His-Name from that awesome website Whatchamacallit.com.


247 posted on 07/24/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: srmorton
Jim got banned from CompuServe for posting to the Whitewater BB. That's Bulletin Board for the kids. And Jim can tell it much better, but as I recall, FR really came out of the Clinton opposition, starting with Whitewater. But including Mena Arkans drug running, Tyson Farms, Red Bone and a crooked Wall Street guy I eventually met that did those cattle futures. It was about a Clinton Trooper named Bill Shelton, and his ex-wife Karen. Rob Brown. Larry Lawrence and the violation of sacred ground. It brought down Dan Rather. And chronicled the break-up of the Shuttle Columbia.

If you been here a while you've seen a lot.

248 posted on 07/24/2012 9:41:25 PM PDT by CT
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To: astounded; Jim Thompson

some guy named “Jim Thompson”.......

You’re supposed to ping Jim Thompson when you mention him /snark


249 posted on 07/24/2012 10:23:01 PM PDT by bIlluminati (290 Reps, 67 Senators, 38 state legislatures - Impeach, convict, amend)
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To: TankerKC

That’s right. I probably wouldn’t remember either it if I hadn’t been there on Prodigy in those days. They really had a hard on for the White Water bulletin board.


250 posted on 07/24/2012 10:36:09 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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