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Rush Revere Wows Teacher at Show-and-Tell (with a little nod towards Freepers at the end.)
RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 04/17/2014 4:25:53 AM PDT by servo1969

RUSH: Virgil in Columbus, Ohio. It's great to have you on the program, sir. Glad you waited.

CALLER: Thanks a lot, Rush. How are you today, buddy?

RUSH: Just fine. Thanks much.

CALLER: It's wonderful to talk to someone with a backbone. I don't have a question or anything. I just want to tell you that I sent my son to school one day for show-and-tell with your book, Rush Revere.

RUSH: How old is your son?

CALLER: The teacher was against it.

RUSH: How old is your son?

CALLER: Nine.

RUSH: Nine. Okay so you send your nine-year-old son to school with my book, and the teacher was against it?

CALLER: Yes, because of the author of the book.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Well, she started reading it, and she soon found out that it's a really good book for kids, and now she wants to borrow my copy (chuckles) for her other classes.

RUSH: You are kidding me!

CALLER: No. And I told her. I said, you know, if she would just read a little bit of it, that maybe she would get some insight on the actual history. And, you know, she didn't like that too well. But she still wants a copy. (chuckles)

RUSH: Help me out. What is show-and-tell?

CALLER: It's like when you take something that, you know, you like very much in to school and you show it to the class, and you talk about it and things of that nature. Whether it be a book, a goldfish, whatever.

RUSH: The students get up and face the students alone, and they talk about what it is they want to share with the class and so forth?

CALLER: Pretty much, yes.

RUSH: And the teacher was opposed to it -- it's a female -- until she saw the book and said, "Wow, this is not bad"?

CALLER: Yeah. I thought it was just hilarious that she actually called me to borrow my copy of the book, and I told her that before too long I will be getting the second one, as well as the audiobook.

RUSH: Well, you know what I'm gonna do?

CALLER: She said she wanted to borrow those as well.

RUSH: Which book did your son take to school?

CALLER: The first one.

RUSH: The first one.

CALLER: Your first children's book.

RUSH: I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. I'm going to need you to hang on here when we're finished so that we get your address.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: I'm gonna send you audio versions of both books and the audio version, so you can take the teacher one.

CALLER: I would appreciate that.

RUSH: You can take her the second one if you want. I'll send a couple, because we've donated books.

CALLER: That'll work.

RUSH: We've donated 15,000 books to schools all over the country, but obviously we missed this one. We can't hit 'em all. But this is an amazing story. This kind of stuff is exciting. It continues to encourage me. This is great news. So if you'll hang on, we'll get your address in Columbus and you can give it to the teacher. Since the teacher called you, I mean --

CALLER: Yeah.

RUSH: -- you have every reason to call her back and say, "Hey, I've got something for you," and then you can take it over to her and make sure it's the second one. Maybe give her both. I'll send her enough so that you can give her both of them.

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RUSH: You know, folks, this is so cool. We might be educating some teachers as well as the students. Look, I don't want to make it bigger than it is. But in my experience, you mention my name in a school, and the teacher's gonna have the predictable reaction, as this one did. But then the book changed her mind. That is really, really small but nevertheless an indication of the potential that it is possible.

Anyway, that kind of feedback encourages me on the mission aspect of this.

Remember, we're not doing these books just to write books just because it's been a long time and it's time to do another one. There is actually a mission behind this. This country is just wonderful. There's no reason to be ashamed of this country. It's not perfect, but it's the best place on earth to be born, the best place on earth to live, the best place on earth that man has ever devised for himself to thrive in the history of humanity.

The absolute best. There's no reason to be ashamed of it or feel dishonored, there's no reason to hate this country, and yet that's all been taught. The truth of the founding of this country has just been distorted, and in some cases lied about now. So this is one small effort to get to young people. They're never gonna listen to the program, obviously. But it's a way to get to them in a nonpolitically charged way the truth of this country.

I think back to when I was in kindergarten and grade school and learning this stuff, and since I started this project, I've actually asked myself, "What kind of person would I be if I had not been taught what I was taught. If I hadn't been taught patriotism, if I hadn't been taught love of country -- if I hadn't been taught about the great people, the Founders, and people who followed them -- what would I be?"

I wouldn't be qualified to do this program. This program would not be a success if I had not been taught what I was taught. If I had been taught what's taught today, I'd just be your average, run-of-the-mill person in the media that thinks this country is unjust and immoral and has got to pay a price for all the mean things it's done to people. That's not what people want to hear about their country, but they're being taught that.

At a young age, if that's all they're taught, that's what they're going to think, and then they're gonna grow up thinking the country is in vast need of reform and it's just an absolute shame. If you love the country (and I do) and if you're proud of it (and I am), there's no reason for somebody not to be. You know, I'm naive, admittedly so. I also live in great conflict. For example, one part of me doesn't understand how people could hate this country.

Then the other side of me says, "Yeah, I do, if they're taught it." Maybe African-Americans, that's a huge hill to climb -- slavery, and turning something like that into love of country. I can understand that intellectually. But at some point you have to realize that was then, that was way back then, and we're one of the few countries that's ever abolished it. We've gone to war with ourselves to do so. There's even a, you know, positive ramification from that.

But the opportunity, the freedom? I don't understand hating it. I literally don't understand elite leftists and their hate for the country. To me, it's irrational. But then the other side of me understands their irrationality 'cause I know who they are and I understand what their inner needs are, and so I understand. But it still makes no sense to me.

So the mission here is to try to get to these kids before they are totally gone. We have to get to 'em sometime later in life, and when I get a call like this with a story like this with a teacher who didn't want the book even brought into the school for the show-and-tell, and then called the student's parent asking for it? You'll excuse me for taking a positive out of that.

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RUSH: So I get an e-mail from Mr. Snerdley. He's not here today, taking the day off, and he said, "You know, you really don't know how to market yourself." And he says, "Here you just spent five minutes talking about your book and you never gave anybody the title." He-he-he. If he'd have been here he'd have been shouting in the IFB, "What's the title? What's the title?" Well, there are two: Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims and Rush Revere and the First Patriots. And they're the both concomitantly on the New York Times best-seller list for children. Concomitantly. It's an amazing thing.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: concomitant; revere; rush; teaparty
Well, "Hi!" to you too, Rush.

Host's "Concomitant" Pronunciation Freaks Out Freepers

1 posted on 04/17/2014 4:25:53 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Need a lot more of this. Conservative books for kids that are not overtly political. We need 10,000 more authors.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 4:32:18 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: servo1969

Where??


3 posted on 04/17/2014 4:36:26 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: servo1969

Has anyone considered that the teacher wants a copy to know what “the enemy” is talking about so that she can counter/slander what is in the book ?


4 posted on 04/17/2014 4:37:11 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: servo1969

What a shock! Another miracle caller or two or three get through to Rush each day so he can endlessly self-promote his book while ignoring the serious issues of the day like the goings-on at the Bundy Ranch.

And now we have to get his book promoted on Free Republic too? I thought advertisement was prohibited on Free Republic?

Please, give me a break.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 4:39:43 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: servo1969

Rush doesn’t know what “show-and-tell” is????? I’m only a few years younger than Rush and that was an elementary school staple in those days.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 4:40:43 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

I think Rush was asking because these days things don’t mean what they once did and are constantly redefined.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 4:49:08 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: staytrue

That was my first thought as well.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 4:50:31 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: JohnG45

I think its a good thing he is doing and it just may save a bunch of kids from the onslaught of lib group think in the schools.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 4:53:27 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
I think its a good thing he is doing and it just may save a bunch of kids from the onslaught of lib group think in the schools.

I agree. But have you listened to his show? It has become endless self-promotion at the expense of discussion on the direction of the country. Do you realize that he has not said one word with respect to events at the Bundy Ranch?

Our children will not have a country to grow up in at this rate.

Stay on point Rush, like you used to do.

10 posted on 04/17/2014 4:58:29 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
But have you listened to his show? It has become endless self-promotion ...
I started listening to Rush in 1991 and continued until 2010 or so.
Besides the never ending self-promotion, his show now is the same beating up of Øbama, day after day after day.
Rush used to be fun and serious, but for years now, he's just predictable and boring.
11 posted on 04/17/2014 5:10:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JohnG45

I donated several of the first book to my kids elementary school library and now my son sees kids walking around with them all the time! I plan to do the dame with the new book, every freeper should do this! Each copy is only about $12 and its a hard back.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 5:14:57 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: servo1969

Those books are great. Rush did a great series of books for kids. I think more conservative authors should write books for kids to counteract liberals.


13 posted on 04/17/2014 5:15:38 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: servo1969

What a great call-in. I’ll take those successes whenever they occur. Go Rush! :-)


14 posted on 04/17/2014 5:22:38 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: JohnG45

re> (I)What a shock! Another miracle caller or two or three get through to Rush each day so he can endlessly self-promote his book.
How do we ever win when we eat our own?


15 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:03 AM PDT by IC Ken
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To: servo1969

Start a Adopt-A-Teacher-For-Rush program today!


16 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ExCTCitizen

He could go full-time into the publishing biz writing books for students of all ages and they would sell very well.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 5:27:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: IC Ken
How do we ever win when we eat our own? Agreed! There are 10,000 liberal books teaching kids that America is evil, and 'Susie has two mommies' and now we get a book that is breaking through only to be attacked by our own.
18 posted on 04/17/2014 5:32:12 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: JohnG45

I agree. Between the book plugs and the in-show ads for identity theft systems and others, there is very little actual content left. While in the car the other day, I noticed that one entire half hour was devoted to a commercial of some sort or another — with a minor exception of a political topic thrown in for about 30 seconds.

The show is getting tough to listen to anymore. I’m finding myself tuning out more than tuning in these days.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 5:34:12 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: servo1969

Many thousands of callers have been calling the show for decades and never managed to get through.

Almost daily, one or more calling about ‘the books’ manage to get on the air. Talk about luck.

I continue to be astonished and amazed.

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20 posted on 04/17/2014 5:35:16 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Tulane
We need 10,000 more authors.

There are probably plenty of authors. The problem is getting materials published. Publishers tend to be a relatively small circle. Occasionally, an 'outsider' manages to get a book published. National-name personalities find it easier to get published because of their name value.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 5:38:35 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: T-Bird45

We never had show and tell at my school. My only knowledge of it comes from a tv show somewhere in the past.


22 posted on 04/17/2014 6:26:35 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Magnatron

I believe your local station is allowed to put in as many commercials as they want. Not every station airs the show in its entirety.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Rush was elementary-school-age in the mid-to-late 50s, I started in 1960. I understand it started to go away in the 70s, especially bi-coastally. It probably still exists in pockets of flyover country.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 6:36:11 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

I’m older than you. You seem to think that every school did this based on your personal experience. Bad logic.


25 posted on 04/17/2014 6:43:20 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood
Rush sets it up like a news story about something that sounds like it might be interesting but about 5 min. in he starts pitchin' lifelock or whatever system he's pushing now.

Between the fifteen minute identity theft commercials and the daily "teenager from _______", who has had a "life changing experience" as a result of reading Rush Revere while drinking his Two if by Tea, the show's getting hard to listen to.

IMO it all started when Rush married Katherine. I understand that he probably has some other stuff to do now, but the show prep went to he11 after he got married. He's started taking phone calls for about a third of the show and it's gone south from there.

I still listen now and then, but he's not nearly as sharp as he was a few years ago.

26 posted on 04/17/2014 7:34:17 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Kirkwood

It’s not bad logic when it merits a listing in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. Seems closer to a cultural commonality or touchpoint for those in school post-1950. Sorry you missed out.


27 posted on 04/17/2014 7:57:28 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: skimbell
but about 5 min. in he starts pitchin' lifelock or whatever system he's pushing now.

That's the new format of advertising.....From Lincoln automobiles to Joe's Roofing Company and Sam's Heating and Cooling, all the local radio show hosts are doing it too.

That's just the way it is.........

28 posted on 04/17/2014 8:11:28 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: staytrue

Elementary school teachers are generally not that bright. But they don’t need to be. I love my children’s elementary teachers, and each of them would love to have copies of Rush’s books. They would even let me read them to the classes. :)


29 posted on 04/17/2014 8:24:52 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Magnatron
The show is getting tough to listen to anymore. I’m finding myself tuning out more than tuning in these days.

After his rehab years ago, he did well for awhile. I remember the change.

Now he's back to self bloviating, selling what ever, and quite frankly, boring.

Haven't listened for quite some time.

FMCDH(BITS)

30 posted on 04/17/2014 8:44:21 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: JohnG45

Just remember that this administrasion may have threatened to pull his fcc licence which is also why he never went too deep on the birth cert issue either. Crooked bastards


31 posted on 04/17/2014 9:55:22 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: JohnG45
Another miracle caller or two or three get through to Rush each day so he can endlessly self-promote his book while ignoring the serious issues of the day like the goings-on at the Bundy Ranch.

I for one applaud his efforts to educate our children with historical truth instead of the BS being taught in our public 'screwels'. Hearing the stories is encouraging to me and I consider proper education of our children to be one of the utmost serious issues of the day.

32 posted on 04/17/2014 12:33:52 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: houeto
I for one applaud his efforts to educate our children with historical truth instead of the BS being taught in our public 'screwels'. Hearing the stories is encouraging to me and I consider proper education of our children to be one of the utmost serious issues of the day.

That is very magnanimous of you, but we won't have a country left for our children with the likes of Zero and his endless executive orders and uncontested, illegal law changes. And, he still has three years to go.

Please get your ducks in a row.

We need Rush on point every day!

33 posted on 04/17/2014 1:59:50 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: JohnG45
but we won't have a country left for our children with the likes of Zero and his endless executive orders and uncontested, illegal law changes. And, he still has three years to go.

I know. Rush discusses these points. I could have missed something though because I only listen to Rush on weekdays that end in 'y'.

Later...

34 posted on 04/17/2014 3:21:52 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: servo1969

maybe he mentioned us because he’s trying to win us back after many of us left him for ignoring the Bundy Ranch story....


35 posted on 04/17/2014 3:24:52 PM PDT by uncitizen
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