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More Evidence Rush is a Lurker on Free Republic...
Rush Limbaugh Show | 11/24/2003 | Pyro7480

Posted on 11/24/2003 10:48:40 AM PST by Pyro7480

Rush just used the word "schadenfreude." It's more evidence Rush is a lurker on here...


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To: richtig_faust
Hearing Rush use the word Shadenfruede fills me with shameful joy..............
51 posted on 11/24/2003 11:45:13 AM PST by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: DefCon
Check http://www.audible.com/adbl/store/welcome.jspout
52 posted on 11/24/2003 11:45:56 AM PST by Helms
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To: Pyro7480
yes, of course, we invented that word. listen, you may be right. but it's only fair that you understand that that word is almost as overused these days as "gravitas" was a few years back.
53 posted on 11/24/2003 11:49:09 AM PST by John Robertson
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To: Shermy
FR is to the Internet what EIB is to the AM band and all radio. Since the advent of broadband, FR's influence has increased exponentially. EIB and FR harmonize.
54 posted on 11/24/2003 11:51:55 AM PST by Helms
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To: Grampa Dave
Well, you know what the counterculture is? How they spit on traditional values and believe in misguided far-leftist ideals...

I'm the counter to the "values" of the left.

That's it in a nutshell.
55 posted on 11/24/2003 11:56:58 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (The bullets inside are very hot. Why do I feel so cold?)
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To: Pyro7480
Rush had a FReep name and did post here himself, back in the day.

I can't remember the name he used... but it wasn't something he hid...

I do know that people close to him lurk and post here; I've exchanged posts, FReepmails and pings with them over the years...
56 posted on 11/24/2003 11:57:57 AM PST by IncPen
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I guess that makes me a card carrying CCC er with you!:)

It is very appropriate re the how the media has tried to make the left culture appear to the norm instead of the abnormal.
57 posted on 11/24/2003 11:59:37 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Sore@US, the Evil Daddy Warbucks, has owned the DemonicRats for decades!)
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To: Pyro7480
Already posted here.
58 posted on 11/24/2003 12:04:35 PM PST by Chad Fairbanks (All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.)
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To: Pyro7480
scha·den·freu·de (shäd“n-froi”d…) n. Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. [German : Schaden, damage (from Middle High German schade, from Old High German scado) + Freude, joy (from Middle High German vreude, from Old High German frewida, from fr½, happy).]
59 posted on 11/24/2003 12:10:24 PM PST by BobbyK (The Truth Is Out There.)
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To: Pyro7480
A Google search turns up 139,000 hits on "schadenfreude", 615 hits on "schadenfreude" + "free republic". I think this falls in the category of extremely weak circumstantial evidence.
60 posted on 11/24/2003 12:27:31 PM PST by Moosilauke
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To: DefCon
How does that provide you with "evidence"?


We have hearsay and conjecture, those are kinds of evidence...

61 posted on 11/24/2003 12:37:22 PM PST by SquirrelKing (If I don't have another beer, then the terrorists win)
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To: Shermy
Wouldn't surprise me if he was a lurker at all. It wouldn't surprise me if he had a secret screen name and had posted a few times.
62 posted on 11/24/2003 12:38:10 PM PST by Burkeman1 ((If you see ten troubles comin down the road, Nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.))
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To: Burkeman1
Yep. And staffers too.
63 posted on 11/24/2003 12:39:58 PM PST by Shermy
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To: Pyro7480
Rush is intelligent. Rush leans to the right. Freepers are (for the most part) are intelligent. Freepers lean to the right. Therefore, Rush is a Freeper and uses this site for some information he cannot get elsewhere. He would be smart to do so. IMO he is here a lot of the times. (Why would he go to the DU anyway, they cannot even get their stories straight!)
64 posted on 11/24/2003 12:45:03 PM PST by vetvetdoug (Why don't the Arab countries invite Bush for a Christmas Dinner to show they are a religion of peace)
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To: Pyro7480
I was able to listen to the first half hour of Rush today. He was on fire!

He made some statement about the Kerry staffers secret conversation posted on Drudge. Drudge wouldn't reveal the source. He said "I can tell you all we know the source is not my housekeeper because this sounds true".

Then he launched into Daschle's MTP appearance and made me proud. He was in a rant about how liberal are all for compassion and diversity of though until you say something about Donavan McNabb on ESPN and they scream racism and want your head. He really tore into Daschle. It was beautiful.
65 posted on 11/24/2003 12:47:45 PM PST by Republican Red (Karmic hugs welcomed!)
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To: Pyro7480
Michael Savage often mentios high-feedback FR stories before they become national stories, leading me to think he is a lurker also.

One of the benefits of FR is that if you follow it regularly, you will get the news usually a couple of days before the chatter shows up on the networks and cable shows.
66 posted on 11/24/2003 12:48:05 PM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: Pyro7480
Wonder if Hitlery is a lurker?
67 posted on 11/24/2003 12:49:23 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: Pyro7480
Yup, if Rush is here...I just want to say, "Love ya, buddy! Dittos!"
68 posted on 11/24/2003 12:55:43 PM PST by kimmie7 (PUSH = Pray Until Something Happens!)
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To: Pyro7480
It's time we Freepers give ourselves credit. This forum is the pre-eminent site for conservative political opinion. What are we up to now? - 80,000 members, or what?

And as Rush would say about this subject - good teams belong in the end zone - and they don't make a bid deal out of it when they get there. They just hand the ball off to the ref and get ready for the extra point. We're in the zone - and we shouldn't be surprised to see "movers and shakers" here too.

69 posted on 11/24/2003 12:59:41 PM PST by ctonious
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To: Pyro7480
It's more evidence Rush is a lurker on here...

Of course he is. FR is where he gets his material ;-)

70 posted on 11/24/2003 1:04:47 PM PST by varon
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To: Pyro7480
"Lurker" was the answer on Double Jeopardy two nights ago.

Maybe Alex Trebeck is a FReeper, too!

71 posted on 11/24/2003 1:06:34 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Pyro7480
That, or he has read a dictionary before.
72 posted on 11/24/2003 1:09:44 PM PST by TankerKC (Member since before you! I win!)
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To: Pyro7480
This may seem like thin evidence to some, but Rudolf Carnap built a distinguished career on supposing that such inductive evidence counted.

I disagree, however.

OTOH, should Rush use 'weltschmerz', it's a different story!
73 posted on 11/24/2003 1:12:25 PM PST by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: lilylangtree
If ever I wind up in Ft. Marcy Park, you'll know that she is.
74 posted on 11/24/2003 1:13:22 PM PST by gridlock (OK, so I was wrong about Hillary! announcing for President. Sue me!)
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To: richtig_faust
Rush just used the word "schadenfreude."

>>Or he watches the Simpsons<<

Maybe someday, like FR, there'll be a Simpsonian Institute for us hopeless afficionados to lurk at.

75 posted on 11/24/2003 1:14:26 PM PST by ctonious
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To: Pyro7480
At this point, Rush is desperate for support anywhere he can get it, AND is keen to know what is being said about him, ESPECIALLY on a conservative forum!
76 posted on 11/24/2003 1:16:50 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: Viking2002
it shows that they actually give a damn about what's going on out here, as opposed to the Nanny State overlords

And why Rush is the King Of Talk!
77 posted on 11/24/2003 1:18:27 PM PST by LittleJoe
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To: Pyro7480
Maybe he owns a dictionary.
78 posted on 11/24/2003 1:18:31 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: Pyro7480
I think his mentioning Free Republic by name on a somewhat regular basis starting several years ago, reading threads and having his webpage link to threads would be stronger evidence than this...
79 posted on 11/24/2003 1:20:06 PM PST by Republican Wildcat (November 4, 2003. The day the 32-year Democrat lock on Kentucky came to an end.)
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To: Pyro7480
Main Entry: scha·den·freu·de
Pronunciation: 'shä-d&n-"froi-d&
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
Date: 1895
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
80 posted on 11/24/2003 1:21:59 PM PST by Z-28
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To: Pyro7480
Allright I admit it ...I am Rush...
81 posted on 11/24/2003 1:23:53 PM PST by woofie
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To: DefCon
Thanks now I can pronounce it, what does it mean? (surely I'm not the only one out here who doesn't know)
82 posted on 11/24/2003 1:26:00 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Z-28
Did Rush prounounced it wrong?
83 posted on 11/24/2003 1:28:06 PM PST by Z-28
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To: Merovingian
Desperate for support? Surely you jest.



Rush,

If I may Galadrielize one of your quotes:

Limited government is dead -- but hope remains!


84 posted on 11/24/2003 1:28:25 PM PST by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: ctonious
It's time we Freepers give ourselves credit. This forum is the pre-eminent site for conservative political opinion

I live in a small rural community. Rush has changed this community from Liberal to Conservative in a few short years. In 1995 the local school was the only connection to the net. Now everyone is on the net, and Free Republic is the most popular website here. Every member of the volunteer fire department spends his/her time at the firehouse lurking or posting here. The political debates at the local saloon are straight from Rush and FR.

Rush Limbaugh and Free Republic have done more to change our community for the better than all of the state and local politicians put together!
85 posted on 11/24/2003 1:32:23 PM PST by LittleJoe
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To: Pyro7480
Better examples are that he read from Congressman BillyBob today.

Last week he discussed something and referenced that it came from FR. Right after he read that bit he mentioned how Houston's new, not yet opened, light rail line had collided with an (evil) SUV (which was also a sidebarred thread on FR).

He does look at FR occassionally. The bigger deal is that he may be doing show prep from here.

It's also become obvious (whether or not your example holds) that FReepers are contibuting to the language of the discussion (Terry McAullife becomes Terry McAwful, useful idiots, C.A.N.S.W.E.R., Red Asner, scampaigns,...) and Rush is picking up on some of it. We are a part of the "culture" now.

86 posted on 11/24/2003 2:06:50 PM PST by weegee
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To: Pyro7480
Rush just used the word "schadenfreude."
Auf Deutch, "Die reinste freude ist die shadenfreude."

"The purest joy is the joy in others' misfortune."

Please don't patronize Rush by assuming that he could only know the word if he read it here.

You can however note that German spelling is phonetic--but that the rules of German pronunciation differ from those of English. The Germans pronounce an "e" at the end of a word, and it sounds as "ah." And the German pronunciation of "a" is always as the English would pronounce "a" as in "father".

Rush anglicized the pronunciation, making the trailing "e" silent and pronouncing the "a" (as I recall) more like "ay" than "ah".

"shay-den-froyd" rather than the German "shah-den-froy-dah"


87 posted on 11/24/2003 2:10:17 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The everyday blessings of God are great--they just don't make "good copy.")
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To: k2blader
No, I do not jest...

And I think that Rush would be the first to admit this if he is as honest as he has come across in the past. He knows he BLEW it big time, he knows he risked his life, his reputation, his marriage, and that BY THE GRACE of GOD, he may just have been spared.

He is smart enough to know that without his audience, he does not exist, he has no POWER. One does not innately attain power, it is given or assigned by his fellow humans. His claim to credibility is now on the line, as he admits he has lived a LIE for YEARS....this has no small impact on THINKING people.....

He knows that he may not get a second chance.....ask him.
88 posted on 11/24/2003 2:20:42 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: Merovingian
Oh, and while I'm in the mood to write, I have to add:

Right now the LAST thing Rush needs is ass kissing yes-people telling him what he wants to hear.

He needs to be supported with the TRUTH...Encouraged to take the difficult route rather than the easy way out he has chosen for years...
He has been a glutton, unable to say no to his insatiable beast within.

Now, everyday he must say NO to himself..not easy for a spoiled, entitled individual. His intelligence can assist in his salvation.
89 posted on 11/24/2003 2:35:01 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: Pyro7480
Back when I used to listen to Rush regularly (which has gotten to be several years ago, now), I would read things here, and then he would bring them up on his show. It happened all the time. I knew then that he was a regular on FR, at least lurking.

If anyone wonders why I rarely listen to Rush these days, I must say I "blame" FR. On this site (and one other likeminded site) I can read at my own pace (which is FAST) and select what I want to tune in on. I am not bound by the speed of a speaker. I am now impatient with the way Rush stretches his material out. I will listen to Rush when I am driving and obviously cannot access the Internet.

90 posted on 11/24/2003 2:36:20 PM PST by Irene Adler
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

But....

Proverbs 24:17-18
17. Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice,
18. or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him.
91 posted on 11/24/2003 2:36:20 PM PST by Elsie (Don't believe every prophecy you hear: especially *** ones........)
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To: goodnesswins
Every talk show on the radio, every TV News Department, has a producer (at least) on this site all the time. Part of the job.

Wouldn't be 'tall surprised if our friendly, helpful, and efficient government monitors us, too.

92 posted on 11/24/2003 3:06:34 PM PST by Kenny Bunk
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To: Pyro7480
Of course the media lurks here. If you have done a lot of posting and comments you might notice a coindence of similiar material appearing in the mainstream media, within a short period of time.
93 posted on 11/24/2003 3:12:13 PM PST by SSN558 (Be on the lookout for Black White-Supremacists)
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To: Merovingian
He knows he BLEW it big time, he knows he risked his life, his reputation, his marriage, and that BY THE GRACE of GOD, he may just have been spared.

Can't disagree with that.

However, I've never thought Rush was perfect. Which may be why his prescription pain medicine addiction didn't render me squirrelly the way it did other people.

His political opinion is of value to me and millions of other like-minded folks. Does that make us unthinking? Nah, it just means we like his show, not to mention Rush as a person. It's funny how that so angers some.

94 posted on 11/24/2003 4:42:16 PM PST by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: Pyro7480
Only evidence that he has a minimal knowledge of a centuries old word....he couldn't even pronounce it right.
95 posted on 11/24/2003 4:53:05 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive
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To: Pyro7480
He also used the word "sheeple"
96 posted on 11/24/2003 4:57:04 PM PST by Porterville (We are watching you liberal scum, soon we will take your welfare check, then we will take your home)
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To: k2blader
prescription pain medicine....for which he did not have scripts?

I do hear you, the political philosophy and values he espouses should be the major attraction. People want to hear what he has to say. Question is, will his words carry the same impact they did, especially if the legal stuff rumored would turn out to be the worst case scenario...Damage is done either way.

97 posted on 11/24/2003 5:16:38 PM PST by Merovingian
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To: DefCon
Schadenfreude!

Beethoven (actually, Schiller) said it best--

Schadenfreude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium
Wir betreten, feuertrunken
Himmlische dein Heiligtum

~<)B^)

98 posted on 11/24/2003 5:33:45 PM PST by Erasmus
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To: ex-Texan
Perhaps he is more than a lurker. Maybe he even posts opinions from time to time. Stranger things have happened.

No chance, No call screeners here. He might have to actually answer questions.

99 posted on 11/24/2003 5:36:50 PM PST by Protagoras (Putting goverment in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children)
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To: Pyro7480
Rush is everywhere ;-)
100 posted on 11/24/2003 5:45:50 PM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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