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This above all (to understand Rush Limbaugh is to understand America)
washtimes ^ | 6/11/2002 | Balint Vazsonyi

Posted on 06/11/2002 8:49:34 PM PDT by TLBSHOW

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:54:38 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The Shakespeare passage that begins with the words "This above all" comes from Hamlet. Polonius, that "most secret" councillor, gives advice to his son, about to depart for a longer stay abroad. The three words entered my consciousness around the age of 12 courtesy of Eric Knight (of "Lassie" fame), whose novel bearing that title makes for a special kind of acquaintance with England.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial
KEYWORDS: rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 06/11/2002 8:49:35 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
A warning to you.

The moderator and / or self-appointed know-it-alls around here may yank this thread.

They'll tell you it was previously posted.

I can assure you that I also posted it, earlier today, AFTER I DID A SEARCH for it, which FR engine returned NOTHING!

So don't be too alarmed if the Department of FR-Land Security swoops down upon your narrow shoulders.

2 posted on 06/11/2002 8:57:33 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: TLBSHOW
If it were not for Rush, we would not be here. Some of us need to be reminded of that. He single handedly saved Conservatism, and with it, delayed America's demise for at least another generation. I can never repay him for opening my eyes, but I can say that if he is lurking here, in FreeperLand...Thank you!
3 posted on 06/11/2002 9:01:48 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: First_Salute
I searched too and did not find it. If it is posted of course it should be pulled. Relax the world hasn't ended yet.
4 posted on 06/11/2002 9:04:03 PM PDT by TLBSHOW
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To: TLBSHOW
This is a pretty good article (I haven't seen it before). I usually always find myself agreeing with Rush on almost every topic. We need more like him.
5 posted on 06/11/2002 9:06:15 PM PDT by Live free or die
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To: TLBSHOW
Bump for a great article and goodnight.
6 posted on 06/11/2002 9:06:24 PM PDT by Jhoffa_
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To: Captainpaintball
Giga-dittoes
7 posted on 06/11/2002 9:06:26 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: First_Salute
I'm confused good sir. In looking at your postings today, I see where indeed you did post this article, at Post #698373. But that thread does not seem to be pulled, but rather has a couple of followups, one of them pointing to the previous post of this article, at: Post #698326.

I perceive annoyance in your post here to which I am responding, but dang if I can find the cause.

I agree that the search engine doesn't find any of these posts - my guess would be that there is a filter for common words, and the phrase "This above all" being all common words falls through the cracks.

8 posted on 06/11/2002 9:22:07 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow
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To: TLBSHOW
I have always gotten a kick out of Rush Limbaugh, even though he seems like a real pompous ass at times (i.e., when he reminds me of me!).

He definitely has been a force for good in the political realm. He also, like any human being, isn't above correction himself and shouldn't be let off the hook when he is in error.

9 posted on 06/11/2002 9:27:46 PM PDT by avenir
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To: TLBSHOW
Rush is no longer very knowledgable about the nuances of many of the subjects upon which he pontificates.

He will launch into ecstasies of indignation over things of which he has little more than a superficial knowledge and understanding.

Two cases in point were the NY Times article about the EPA's report on global warming and the Washington Post article about the supposed opposition of the military chiefs to an attack on Iraq.

Both articles were misrepresentions to one extent or another but Rush swallowed them hook, line and sinker and used them as springboards to launch rhetorical assaults on the Bush administration.

As a perceptive commentator on contemporary America, Rush is a has-been.

10 posted on 06/11/2002 9:42:12 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc
You wish.
11 posted on 06/11/2002 9:45:26 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: ThePythonicCow
The cause is that FRPR Tom Servo, replying at that thread, made an incorrect assumption; as did the moderator(s) who locked the thread.
12 posted on 06/11/2002 9:50:39 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: First_Salute
Ah - so Tom didn't yank it, as you first stated, but locked it. Ok so far.

But what incorrect assumption did Tom make? All he said was it was posted before, and it was, just where he referenced.

13 posted on 06/11/2002 10:01:30 PM PDT by ThePythonicCow
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To: quidnunc
Both articles were misrepresentions to one extent or another but Rush swallowed them hook, line and sinker and used them as springboards to launch rhetorical assaults on the Bush administration.

hmmm... In the case of Iraq, I think the jury is out on that one. We'll see soon enough if they are going to do anything of substance. In the case of the EPA report, Bush should have known this report was coming out. (This process of releasing EPA BS started with his dad...) He let klintonoids pull a fast one on him, and he denied it when he faced criticism. He even claimed he read it. He didn't. Which one is sticking to one's principles? This was a disaster on many levels. He wanted to play the middle, but all he ended up doing was p!$$ing everyone off. Conservatives are angry, because he supports enviro wacko lies, and liberals are just as mad at him as they were before. They may be stupid, but they know a half-hearted attempt at A$$ kissing when they see one. My own Wacko-greenie aunt still hates him, but the diference is that NOW she thinks this global warming crap is truer than ever!

From NewsMax.com---Monday, June 10, 2002 Fleischer: Bush Didn't Read 'Global Warming' Report White House press secretary Ari Fleischer says President Bush didn't read his Environmental Protection Agency's 268-page report on the theory of "global warming", even if he said he did
The president's spokesman then jested that his candor could cost him his job. "I've enjoyed working here, thank you," Fleischer said today.
Fleischer was asked at his daily briefing about Bush's comments that he'd read the report.
"Whenever presidents say they read it, you can read that to be he was briefed," Fleischer said. The reporters laughed and clapped.
When Bush was asked about it last week, he dismissively said, "I read the report put out by the bureaucracy."

14 posted on 06/11/2002 10:03:08 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Fred Mertz
Fred Mertz wrote:
You wish.
No, I know!

I used to listen to Rush religiously every day.

No more.

Now the conservative radio commentator whom I try to listen to regularly is Michael Medved.

I am constanly learning new things about the goings on in America and the world from him.

But not from Rush.

For some time he has been regurgitating the same old rhetoric about the same old subjects ad nauseam like a broken record.

Today again Rush said that his show was about the stuff he's interested in.

Well, my interests have moved on since 9/11 and I suspect I'm not the only one.

Unless he changes his ways Rush will become incersaingly marginalized and he won't have a clue why.

15 posted on 06/11/2002 10:07:42 PM PDT by quidnunc
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To: quidnunc
I catch Michael Medved on occasion, but he hasn't hooked me yet.

I don't have the luxury of listening to Rush for three hours a day. When I drive to and from lunch I tune him in, and I still enjoy him immensely in small doses.

16 posted on 06/11/2002 10:11:43 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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18 posted on 06/11/2002 10:16:13 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: Fred Mertz
I catch Michael Savage at night sometimes. He's another good thinker - also fearless...
19 posted on 06/11/2002 10:17:45 PM PDT by figowitz
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To: Captainpaintball
He single handedly saved Conservatism,

Wow. Rush shows up the year Ronald Reagan leaves office, and he "saves Conservatism." What happened to it that it needed saving?

20 posted on 06/11/2002 10:55:24 PM PDT by Pelham
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