Most of us here in the media are what I consider infotainers.... Rush Limbaugh is what I call a disinfotainer. He entertains by spreading disinformation.--Al Franken at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (4/23/94)
Who is the wretched Limbaugh? Well that's easy..Let's start with the fact that the military DIDN'T want him to serve during Vietnam. That's right..the armed forces gave Rush a deferment from service. In fact it was a '4F' deferment which basically means he was pathetic..He refutes the claim and says he remained out of the war through student deferments.
"4F..Registrant not acceptable for military service. To be eligible for Class 4-F, a registrant must have been found not qualified for service in the Armed Forces by a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) under the established physical, mental, or moral standards."Sad ....he had a hairy lil' cyst that hurt..no military service for Rushie.
Rush comes from a long line of GOP, status quo lawyers and scholars. His younger brother David is a christian neocon author, his cousin Stephen, is a judge on the Supreme Court of Missouri, his rather distinguished grandfather was a Missouri state representative for 2 years, and his uncle Stephen Sr. was appointed by Reagan as a federal judge in Missouri....and Rush..well he's not that bright..but he makes a great snake oil salesman.
What catches my eye about Rush is not his families political past, but their influence within the Judicial system past and present.
Directly after Rush made his "unpatriotic" comments about Mr. Paul Hackett , Rush and Clarence Thomas Supreme Court Justice pre taped a 90 minute show which will air on the Rush Limbaugh Show on Mon. Oct. 1st. Oddly enough, the show will air while the Supreme Court starts their new session.
In the Transcript between a stark raving lunatic caller and Rush, the caller begins by raving about getting his "...never nicotine-stained fingers [on] a copy of Justice Thomas' book -- i.e., his memoirs.". Rush and the caller go through a ridiculous diatribe relating stories of Justice Thomas' life and the such. However. I found it quite odd that not at anytime during the conversation did Rush disclose his previous relationship with Justice Thomas.
Clarence Thomas officiated the third wedding of Rush Limbaugh in 1994. In fact, the wedding was at Justice Thomas' house. (It sure would be nice to get a hold of the 'guest registry').nndb ,slate, palmbeachpost
Is that not worth disclosing? ...and now we're going to suffer through 90 minutes of Rush praising the Supreme court and Clarence..yet not a word of the Court giving 'w' the oval office..never a word of disclosure...Nothing of importance. Just another GOP campfire joy fest.
Clarence...why? Who starts a book tour on the Rush Limbaugh show unless they're a raving GOP Christian zealot? I guess we found the answer....To add to the drama..
The irony in this is ...Rush Limbaugh was declared an "honorary member of Congress" and the " Majority Maker" after he helped the GOP capture the Congress in 1994.
On Monday, Congressman Mark Udall will be introducing a resolution to condemn Rush:
Honoring all Americans serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and condemning the attack by broadcaster Rush Limbaugh on the integrity and professionalism of some of those Americans.
On Monday I will introduce a resolution honoring all Americans serving in the Armed Forces and condemning this unwarranted attack on the integrity and professionalism of those in the Armed Forces who choose to exercise their constitutional right to express their opinions regarding U.S. military action in Iraq. Sincerely, Mark Udall crooksandliars
Hey, Senate...make sure you revoke that "honorary" member status, too.
Rush Limbaugh vs. Reality including Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas
Limbaugh on Obama: "Halfrican American" listen here
Justice Thomas Weighs In on Former Accuser
Same Players. Different Scandal.