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Elton John 'a Little Surprised' at Rush Limbaugh Wedding Invite
PEOPLE ^ | Tuesday June 15, 2010 03:15 PM EDT | Jeffrey Slonim

Posted on 06/15/2010 1:13:08 PM PDT by rface

Add Elton John to those who were not expecting him to get an invite to Rush Limbaugh's wedding.

"To put it in Elton's exact words, when he got the invitation, he was 'a little surprised,' " his partner David Furnish told PEOPLE on Sunday at the Tony Awards in New York. "And then, when it turned out to be a genuinely sincere invitation … Elton said, 'Life is about building bridges, not walls.' "

John also saw it as another opportunity, in his words, "to go where people wouldn't expect me to go."

"And maybe if I can make a great impression," Furnish quoted him as saying, "people might change their perspectives on life."

Furnish was in Europe and couldn't attend the wedding. But John told him it was a beautiful event and Limbaugh and his bride "were incredibly gracious and very welcoming and very sweet and very appreciative."

"Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks: 'I suppose you all wonder why I'm here tonight?' " says Furnish. "But ultimately, it's a bit like an olive branch, I guess."

By all accounts, John and the couple got along well. "I wasn't there, but from everything Elton told me, he said Rush and his bride were incredibly charming and welcoming. And they have said they want to come and have dinner with us in England, if they pass through in their travels."

The tentative offer was welcomed. "We have to bring the world together, not apart," said Furnish, who produced Next Fall with Sir Elton on Broadway.


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I think it's cool that Elton John and Rush are Buds.....

1 posted on 06/15/2010 1:13:08 PM PDT by rface
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To: rface

“And maybe if I can make a great impression,” Furnish quoted him as saying, “people might change their perspectives on life.”

Sir Elton is sure to change Rush...


2 posted on 06/15/2010 1:16:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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To: rface

Rush himself talked about the wedding today.

Rather than listen in and report Rush’s words, they go by a second hand account from Elton John’s boyfriend who did not go.

Figures.


3 posted on 06/15/2010 1:16:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: rface

Money talks.


4 posted on 06/15/2010 1:17:06 PM PDT by kjo
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To: rface

Many of us have gay friends (whether we know it or not)...


5 posted on 06/15/2010 1:17:08 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ

“Many of us have gay friends (whether we know it or not)...”

Hate the sin, love the sinner.


6 posted on 06/15/2010 1:18:14 PM PDT by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: rface

“And maybe if I can make a great impression,” Furnish quoted him as saying, “people might change their perspectives on life.”

...you mean like going along with healthcare, cap and trade, wealth distribution, huge deficits and all out Marxism? Not likely.


7 posted on 06/15/2010 1:18:16 PM PDT by albie
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To: rface
John also saw it as another opportunity, in his words, "to go where people wouldn't expect me to go."

And make a cool million bucks for an hour's work... WHY NOT ?
8 posted on 06/15/2010 1:18:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: rface
Elton John 'a Little Surprised' at Rush Limbaugh Wedding Invite

Pet peeve # 234....You do not send someone an invite, you send them an invitation. Invite is the verb.

Pet peeve # 1..."that's where I am at."

Never end a sentence with a preposition. Mrs. Matthews Pine Orchard School 1968.

In case my FRiends wanted to know.....

9 posted on 06/15/2010 1:18:53 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rface
What ever else Sir Elton may be , he is an artist and an artist wants more than anything to be appreciated for his art .
10 posted on 06/15/2010 1:19:45 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Russ

“Many of us have gay friends (whether we know it or not)...”

No, probably not. Since there is only roughly 5% of the population that is really gay, you would have to have a shipload of friends to have any who are gay (whether we know it or not)...and of course, if they were, in fact, friends, we would know.


11 posted on 06/15/2010 1:21:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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To: rface

Any man who has been married as much as Rush has nothing to say about how anyone else deals with their private life. Funny thing is I never hear him bashing anyone cept for those who demand special treatment or who want to push their BS onto others.


12 posted on 06/15/2010 1:21:12 PM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: Russ

I have gay friends and gay relatives.
I love them very much.
As long as they don’t try to force their philosophy and lifestyle on the yutes, it ain’t my bitch...


13 posted on 06/15/2010 1:21:57 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Puppage
In case my FRiends wanted to know.....

Remember, only use three ellipses. ;^)
14 posted on 06/15/2010 1:21:58 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Russ
Many of us have gay friends (whether we know it or not)...

As long as they don't try to remake society in their own image, then I say, I could care less who somebody sleeps with.

15 posted on 06/15/2010 1:22:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Puppage

You are a kindred spirit. Those are some of my peeves as well.


16 posted on 06/15/2010 1:22:04 PM PDT by Jemian (“In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity")
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To: All

Limbaugh’s social life is like Newt’s. Both brilliant guys but..


17 posted on 06/15/2010 1:22:10 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: kbennkc

Elton is an entertainer who loves money and since his music has been pretty dead lately he had to go where the money lead him. If he was an artist he would still be making good songs.


18 posted on 06/15/2010 1:23:02 PM PDT by RickB444 (beat your sword into a plow and you'll wind up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: albie

Perhaps he’ll make a great impression on his liberal pals, and they’ll see we conservatives are nice folks after all. Right.


19 posted on 06/15/2010 1:23:06 PM PDT by jdsteel (CONGRESS: Take it again in twenty ten.)
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To: Puppage
Never end a sentence with a preposition.

"That is a rule up with which I will not put."--attributed to Winston Churchill

20 posted on 06/15/2010 1:23:54 PM PDT by The Grammarian
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To: kjo

If Elton lives to be 200, he couldn’t spend all he has...


21 posted on 06/15/2010 1:24:23 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Puppage
..."that's where I am at." Never end a sentence with a preposition.

"that's where I am at, you pompous know-it-all."

There. Fixed it.

22 posted on 06/15/2010 1:24:57 PM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: rface
I think it's cool that Elton John and Rush are Buds.....

Yeah, I dont't think $1,000,000 pasing hands had anything to do with it, do you?

23 posted on 06/15/2010 1:25:29 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: a fool in paradise

I couldn’t even listen to Rush today because all he could do was gush on and on about the whole wedding and his new friend Elton. He was totally breathless. I would have been so happy for Rush but after the 4th it’s just kind of........well, I don’t know what to say! Whatever happened to “the lovely and gracious Marta”? Does Rush think that a 33 yr old woman is really interested in him or could it be his millions and millions of $$$? I’m just venting because I love Rush but just feel kind of embarrassed for him.


24 posted on 06/15/2010 1:25:29 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: rface

Rush didn’t really give him a million dollars but a rifle rack with some shotguns, a civil war rifle and a confederate flag. Elton was pink.


25 posted on 06/15/2010 1:26:04 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Puppage

You wrote:

“Mrs. Matthews Pine Orchard School 1968.”

Wow. You’re old.

Public faux pas #27: Never bring attention to a woman’s age.

Public faux pas #62: Never assume someone is a woman just because said person mentions something that sounds feminine.

(I’m just kidding you)


26 posted on 06/15/2010 1:27:05 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Pharmboy
If Elton lives to be 200, he couldn’t spend all he has...

But he will, no doubt, have more hair.

27 posted on 06/15/2010 1:27:13 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: icwhatudo

Curious as to how long Rush and his bride have been going out. She’s been planning the marriage since September (and is the one to select the entertainment).


28 posted on 06/15/2010 1:28:12 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: rface

Rush said today that it was strange that after having a black preacher and an openly gay singer in his wedding (and it is the LEFT that has blistered Elton John for being there), the left calls HIM (Rush) the bigot!


29 posted on 06/15/2010 1:28:19 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (The shattered skulls of tyrants should be used for traction under the boots of justice. T. Nugent)
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To: Martin Tell

Me fail English? That’s unpossible.


30 posted on 06/15/2010 1:28:38 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: jessduntno

Well, depends where you live. If you live in a small town, then the less than 5% rule applies; if you live in a big city, then throw the low number out, and it would likely be 10-15% in some places (NY, Chi, SF, Hou, Mia).


31 posted on 06/15/2010 1:28:39 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: NativeTxn
I couldn't even listen to Rush today because all he could do was gush on and on about the whole wedding and his new friend Elton

Reminds of the time years ago when he was going on and on and on about another great day of golf at another fabulously expensive golf resort. I called the show, got through to the screen caller and told him that Rush was being boring and turning off a lot of long time listeners.

The guy was nice to me, but I didn't get on the show, big surprise there.

32 posted on 06/15/2010 1:29:07 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: NativeTxn

oh get over yourself


33 posted on 06/15/2010 1:29:50 PM PDT by PjhCPA (Vote for the most electible, conservative........all else leads to more Pelosi, Reed, and Obama)
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To: rface

that’s cool, but I wish that Rush had spent less time talking about his wedding today and more time talking about tonight’s nationally televised, Hugo Chavez-like expropriation of an oil company.


34 posted on 06/15/2010 1:30:04 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: vladimir998
Wow. You’re old.

LOL. Fair enough

Public faux pas #27: Never bring attention to a woman’s age.

She was my 2nd grade teacher, now deceased. I think she'd be happy to know I actually learned something. :-)

35 posted on 06/15/2010 1:30:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dfwgator
As long as they don't try to remake society in their own image, then I say, I could care less who somebody sleeps with.

It used to be that way. Before they started demanding that everyone tell them how normal they are, few people gave the issue any thought. The homosexual masses do not, however, want to live and let live. They demand that we not just tolerate, but embrace and celebrate what they do. I believe it is at the core a desperate desire to feel normal when they know they're not.

MM (in TX)

36 posted on 06/15/2010 1:30:52 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: rface; All

Well, since it’s become all the rage to talk about our sexual identities, I decided to quit living this lie and be upfront with everyone about which way I swing. I decided to use FR as my forum to come out of the closet about a month ago.

It’s true. I’m a male lesbian.

I guess I’ve “known” that I was a male lesbian ever since I was a teenager. I was always more attracted to girls than boys and even though it was a bit odd and made me feel like an outcast. But you gotta be what you are, and for me....it’s male lesbianism forever.


37 posted on 06/15/2010 1:31:25 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (WHO ARE YOU??! WHO ARE YOU??! **hiccup**)
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To: MississippiMan

Exactly.


38 posted on 06/15/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rface
Elton, during the performance made a lot of cracks

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

39 posted on 06/15/2010 1:33:33 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Maverick68

“I have gay friends and gay relatives.
I love them very much.
As long as they don’t try to force their philosophy and lifestyle on the yutes, it ain’t my bitch...”

My thoughts exactly.


40 posted on 06/15/2010 1:33:46 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Just leave this long-haired conservative alone.)
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To: jessduntno

My husband just reconnected with a good friend of his from high school on Facebook.

Turns out the friend is gay. No one suspected it 30 years ago.

I’ve had several friends who everyone else knew were gay before they did.


41 posted on 06/15/2010 1:33:51 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Russ
Many of us have gay friends (whether we know it or not)...

I'd rather not know. I'd rather not have it shoved in my face. I'd rather an esteemed person, reject rebrobate, depraved behavior, instead of paying $1,000,000 to them to "perform", whereby allowing THAT $1,000,000 to be directed toward causes that further erode (I'm not sure where the bottom is, but I'm pretty confident that we're almost there) biblical principles.

but hey, that's just me.

42 posted on 06/15/2010 1:33:52 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Blessed Is The Nation Whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: rface
Hey, Rush is big time. A member of the elite. Anyone who criticizes him for this is just a plebian loser.

That's what this is about, right?
43 posted on 06/15/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT by Antoninus (It's a degenerate society where dogs have more legal rights than unborn babies.)
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To: Puppage

Rush can talk about whatever he wants as far as I’m concerned....that man single-handedly destroyed the Obama Administration. The LONE VOICE in the media who brought the KING down to a PAWN.


44 posted on 06/15/2010 1:35:20 PM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Puppage
Thank you, thank you. I seethe every time I see that word yoused that way. Furthermore, I'm pleased to know someone who sent to school after I did knows the difference.
45 posted on 06/15/2010 1:35:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rface
Elton said, 'Life is about building bridges, not walls.'

Funny, but I always thought Elton was more of a tunnel guy myself...


46 posted on 06/15/2010 1:36:05 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: jessduntno
I said many, not most or all or us. I should have included acquaintances and coworkers in that statement.
47 posted on 06/15/2010 1:36:26 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: PjhCPA

WHY?


48 posted on 06/15/2010 1:36:30 PM PDT by NativeTxn
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To: afraidfortherepublic

yoused = used

Sheesh! And when I’m commenting on correct grammar, no less.


49 posted on 06/15/2010 1:36:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Russ

“I said many, not most or all or us. I should have included acquaintances and coworkers in that statement.”

Oh. Then, you are probably right.


50 posted on 06/15/2010 1:37:29 PM PDT by jessduntno (Afghanistan: Lithium is the new oil. Where are the NO WAR FOR LITHIUM protests?)
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