We Will Never Forget.
Unfortunately, that’s bullshit. People ALWAYS forget until tragedy strikes again and some of us pay the ultimate price. Pretty much been that way since I started my firefighting career 53 years ago last month, a career that was cut short after only 34 years (I was going for 40) by the cumulative affects of numerous on the job injuries augmented by a couple of major heart attacks.
At left is a picture I found posted on Twitter. This is not an actual direct quote but it’s a pretty accurate condensation and interpretation of what he said ( the actual full statement & a discussion on his original rant can be found here ) and the basic sentiment one feels in reading it is really not by any means “out there” given Mr. Limbaugh’s well known bias against public sector employees.
And you have to assume that the nearly half the population that shares his total disdain for public employees (especially their unions) and who support him in his constant drum pounding for the privatization of anything and everything supported by any form of taxes also feel that firefighters and other public sector workers are merely another bunch of feeders at the public trough who “take away from private sector jobs and contribute nothing to the economy”.
When you examine opinions like that one, you don’t have to be told that Limbaugh is an extremely ignorant individual nor do you need to be informed that he is ignorant because he has no desire to be anything else.
Here’s what Mr. Rush “Bow & Scrape To Me” Limbaugh really is: A failure at college, a failed disk jockey, a failed baseball talking head, a failed Monday Night Football talking head, veteran of three failed marriages working on a fourth… Does the pattern begin to emerge yet? I knew it would. The word that ties almost every major endeavor in Rush Limbaugh’s life together is “fail”. Epic fail. He even failed at being a closet drug abuser which is why he needs hearing aids today.
“Oh… oh… yeah?”, I can hear you grunting and squealing like the barnyard animal your hero so closely resembles, “Rush is a millionaire, and… and… you don’t have anything. So there!”. Yes, you’re right on both counts Your Petulance, but let’s just stick with the first point since the second has nothing to do with anything.
I never said Rush was a TOTAL failure. What I was pointing out was that Rush has never succeeded at anything even remotely worthwhile or that contributed anything, either to the economy (his pet bugaboo it would appear) or to society as a whole. Granted, he has become very successful and made a ton of money for himself that he probably hides in an offshore bank recommended by Mitt Romney.
But only by creating a niche for himself in a medium that he may not have invented but that he refined and honed until it serves as the model for every two bit twatwaffle wanting to make a name for themselves and get rich quick by being a total asshole on national radio and TV.
We call this little niche in which he finally found his true calling Hate Radio and Rush is simply a highly paid hate jockey. Like the disk jockey career he’d already failed at but with hate instead of music. Put as plainly and simply as possible… because I know Rush’s followers don’t want to hear anything that they might have to… you know… actually think about… he sells hate for a living.
Rush Limbaugh makes his living saying stupid things to stupid people in order to keep them running in circles and biting themselves in the ass over sly innuendo and outright lies and the simple fact is that up until he decided for some reason to go for the Guinness World record in shark jumping some time around November 2008, he was a master of his trade.
Now he’s just a tired old fat dude clinging to past glories as his sponsors and fans desert him in droves because in the political climate of 2013… a climate that he, perhaps more than anyone else helped to create… he’s become a mere echo of the man who at one time, was considered the most hateful human being since Joe McCarthy.
No longer does the Republican party need or want him to carry their water and for a man who reveled in his unofficial capacity as the “head” of the GOP this has to be a bitter pill. Indeed there’s evidence of a consensus spreading among the GOP, a common desire for him to just shut the &%$k up and go away.
And sadly his only answer is to ramp up the hate rhetoric, and find new and even more outrageous ways to focus attention on himself and thereby on the right wing, even as Republicans bust their asses to change the image he help create for them and is trying to perpetuate.
A broken down old has been taking pay cuts in order to try to keep himself relevant and hang on to what’s left of his ignorant and intellectually challenged dittoheads, the ragged remnants of what was once his legion of adoring fans, Limbaugh goes through the motions for fifteen hours a week wrapping and unwrapping the same old smelly dead carp he served up the day before and the day before that ad infinitum.
And you know what? All of that cracks my ass up because I can’t for the life of me think of a single individual outside the government who has done more damage to this country and it’s people than Rush Hudson effing Limbaugh. I never had any respect for the bloated clown anyway but when he launched what has become his almost incessant campaign against public sector workers he’d definitely lowered himself another notch in my estimation.
I still call myself a firefighter when anyone asks. I still feel like one and think like one and fat wantonly ignorant slobs who have never done a day’s real work in their lives mouthing about something they obviously know nothing about still pisses me off beyond description.
My goal is to live long enough to see that fat slug doing a panel show on Fox News and having to kiss Roger’s equally fat ass. Should be enough to keep me going another year or two anyway.