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Mark Steyn is doing an episode of his “Live Around the Planet Show” (I’m listening live). The link to the audio of the show is online here: https://www.steynonline.com/13263/remembering-rush-two-years-on
February 17, 2023, is the second anniversary of the death of Rush Limbaugh, and Steyn has dedicated this show to his great friend. It’s a sweet listen for those who remember Rush fondly.
Lord, I miss him. Rush had been–on and off–part of my life for a half-century, ever since his days as the up-and-coming, iconoclastic “Jeff Christie” on the air on WIXZ-1360 in Pittsburgh, PA. He managed to get himself fired in pretty short order, and moved to KQV, where–after a tour of duty just twice as long as his tenure at WIXZ, he was shown the door again. It was a while before he turned up on KDKA in the noon-3 p.m. slot, and a while after that before we figured out who the eerily familiar voice, still “serving humanity,” belonged to.
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It’s been two years? Yeah, I miss him too. I love Steyn too, so I’ll try to check it out.
Yeah, I really miss Rush. Geez, he’d be making mincemeat out of Buttigieg and KJP today.
Boy does the nation need him . It’s almost like George Washington died in the middle of his first term .
With all the talk show yakkers out there, you’d think someone might come somewhat close to him. But no one does.
Here’s a link to the audio of today’s Steyn show (Oh, look! He called it “Remembering Rush,” too:https://www.steynonline.com/13263/remembering-rush-two-years-on
Interestingly, I ran across a poster in a meme chat on Discord talking about how Rush had been forgotten and no one was talking about him. It was a really nasty piece.
It was also dead wrong. Rush had a tremendous influence.
His newsletter was great, too! His editorials were so good, I wished he would have syndicated them to newspapers across the country . . .
1/2 x 1/2 = ?
Three days before Rush died, the late, great Boss Mongo published Rush Limbaugh: Marconi’s Titan. By one means or another, the post came to the attention at those of EIB, and (in a slightly bowdlerized format) it was published in the following edition of The Limbaugh Letter.
I miss them both. And I can only imagine the trouble they’re causing, and fun they are having, upstairs.
It was a good listen. Thank you She. It did bring back memories. I should confess I have a prayer list of the dead I pray for, and it’s mostly family and friends. But there are a couple of public figures on that list that have meant much to me. Rush is one of them.
Steyn sounded good too but he did complain of getting tired during the week.
Yes. He’s no longer on GBNews (thereby hangs another tale for another time). I keep up with most of his appearances on his website, and he does seem to run out of breath quite often. I really hope he listens to his doctors (at least the French ones, or even just to Nurse Audrey), and takes it easy for a bit.
One of his most charming appearances, recently resumed, is his weekly gig with James Golden (AKA Bo Snerdley) on Tuesday afternoons on Golden’s Rush Hour talk show on New York’s WABC. Mark links to that on his website too. Here’s the most recent: Nothing is Certain but Debt and Crotches.
I recommend Mark’s website, steynonline.com. It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast when it comes to navigation, but there’s an enormous amount of content, a lot of entertainment, and almost all of it is free to all. There are some exceptions, and some spiffs that are open only to club members, but them’s the breaks. Enjoy.
I miss the Pre-2016 Rush. I listened to Rush 24/7 every day until 2016 when Rush went to the dark side. I still miss Rush. A lot.
If I’m in the car at the time I sometimes catch Golden’s shows. One of the few advantages of living in NYC. I’ll check out Mark’s website.
I think one of the prerequisites of keeping an open mind is an appreciation that–perhaps–those whom one has previously thought fairly rational and intelligent should–when they veer from the orthodoxy you loved about them–receive a fair hearing.
Nothing about your comment indicates that you were willing to give Rush the benefit of a fair hearing.
So I don’t consider you part of this conversation.
Go write your own post. If you do, I promise I’ll ignore it, and the comments, and that I won’t post 29 of the first 197 telling you why you’re trolling, or why you’re wrong. Because your opinion really doesn’t matter to me.
I used to really like Kevin Williamson until the same time.
Kevin Williamson writes brilliantly. And, see my comment #14, specifically:
As a result, I sometimes still read Kevin Williamson, and hold my fire until I have finished. After the fact, I sometimes determine that he’s a jackass on a particular issue. Sometimes, though, I have to acknowledge that he may have a point.
That’s how rational conversation and respectful discussion goes.
Gary, you have a monomania. Have you ever heard of Captain Ahab?
This is a pretty sad commentary on TDS. Of course, it’s Rush who must be wrong.
I can almost always count on you being gracious and willing to consider the opinions of people you don’t agree with.
Thank you for your gracious comment.
It had a literary allusion. Considering it questioned someone who knocked Rush in this thread because he had the sense to back Trump in ’16, it seems most gracious.