Golden Microphone

14 06 2016

New Hampshire

One of you auspiciously notice something I noticed myself yesterday:  That Rush was supposed to be back from his vacation yesterday, but instead extended it for a day and let Mark Steyn fill in for him.

I think the reality is more like this:  The seventh century religion of peace was especially peaceful over the weekend, and this was in Mark Steyn’s wheelhouse, so Rush willingly got out of the way.

I have a prediction.

Three years from now, when you turn the radio on at noon Eastern, the voice you’ll be hearing on a weekday basis will be Mark Steyn’s not Rush Limbaugh’s.  Rush just might have his successor and a retirement plan in front of him.  Don’t forget he turned 65 in January.





Reading Material

13 05 2016

South Florida

Rush, on World War T:

Is all this being used as a smokescreen to distract from us other things the Regime is doing?  And do not doubt that one.  Do not doubt this is designed to get all the social issues people all ratcheted up and loaded for bear and energetic, to start writing pieces and going on TV to talk about it, while the Regime is over here unobserved doing whatever it is that’s really on their mind.  So is this just a distraction?

Proving that someone on Rush’s staff reads this space.

Is it about continuing to get gay money for the Democrat convention and the election?  Is this about fundraising?  ‘Cause there’s not much more to do on the gay agenda.  They got gay marriage, and we’re close to putting you in jail if you won’t bake a cake for a gay wedding.  We’ve got pretty much everything, but you have to keep the group happy.

Proving that someone on Rush’s staff reads Steve Sailer.  It’s diminishing marginal returns.

A theory I read in a YouTube comment thread several days ago, that one big driver of man-to-woman transgenderism is gay men trying to make straight men who because they’re straight never want gay men or any other men so the gay men become women in order to attract straight men, makes a lot of sense, because it really solves the mystery of why Gs are so damned defensive of Ts and Gs will go to the wall for Ts in all ways you could imagine.  Even though on the surface, G and T have nothing to do with each other.  Sure, they have their Grand Acronym/Coalition of the Fringes/Mutual Defense Treaty thing going, but that wouldn’t explain why Gs are so sociopolitically enthralled with Ts.  A lot of Gs think they might or eventually will want to become Ts.





It’s All Good

4 05 2016

South Florida

Rush:

It may be comforting to some, to others just a thought, that Trump’s not gonna really do this. “When you get to the end of this, it isn’t gonna be Trump,” and now it is.  I mean, I think the number and the types of reactions out there are infinite, and the attitudes about the future are multifaceted as well.  We’re gonna explore here what happened, why it happened, what went wrong, where do we go from here, what does this all mean.  But again, folks, I can’t do this in one show, can’t do it in the opening segment certainly.

Rush always tells us that words mean things, and he just tipped over his hand by using the three words “what went wrong” in relation to what happened yesterday and throughout the season.

It’s all good, though, at least he gave Trump a fair hearing, so much so that #NeverTrump still thinks he was secretly pro-Trump all along, and was only pro-Cruz in as much as one had to listen carefully to pick up on it.  And he’s not going on an unhinged lunatic rampage today.  Unlike someone else in that business.

 





Do Not Enter, Loyalty Is a One Way Street

4 05 2016

Leesburg, Virginia

Originally, I wanted to roast him.

But I don’t think I need to.

All I need to say is that, four years ago, he was so adamant that Ron Paul needed to be loyal to the eventual Republican nominee, that he pronounced that if Ron Paul ran third party and just got a million votes, even if it didn’t change the two party outcome of the election, that he would do everything he could to get Rand Paul thrown out of the Senate.  And, this is the same Mark Levin who was sort of a Rick Santorum guy in 2012 during the primary season.

He’s another one who is facing straight into the abyss of obsolescence and irrelevance thanks to the surprise events of the last ten months.  When Trump wins in November, Mark Levin’s brand of Constitalmud cargo cult ideology goes straight to the ash heap.

“Constitalmud?  I see what you did there.”





Twenty Kilowatts Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

1 01 2016

Belleville

1260 on the St. Louis AM dial was for a long time WIBV, a news-talk station that Rush Limbaugh was on before his show went to KMOX in 1994.  WIBV wasn’t actually Rush’s first St. Louis station; for a short time around 1990, he was on what was at the time KXOK (630) in that station’s final years as a news-talk.  After Rush left WIBV, it floundered for a few years in its own waning years as a news-talker, and in 1997, it was sold to Disney, when it was reformatted to Radio Disney.  And that it was from then until some time in December.  In between, Disney got the FCC to change its call letters to WSDZ, and a daytime power increase to 20,000 watts.

Recently, Disney got out of the business of owning radio stations, and it has been selling its own O&Os one by one.  Some time in December, it sold WSDZ to Salem Communications, (think:  Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Bill Bennett, Twitchy), and they reformatted it to a talk station for its in-house talentless hacks, including the aforementioned gentlemen.  The station’s branding is “The Answer,” though considering who is doing the answering, it must have been a dumb question.

And I thought twenty kilowatts on AM was being wasted on kiddie and teenybopper music.





Rush and Caller Talk Alt-Right

27 11 2015

South Florida

I heard it, and now we have proof via transcript:

RUSH: Here Roy in Gurnee, Illinois, as we start on the phones.  Always try to get a phone call in the first hour, Open Line Friday on Wednesday.  How are you, sir?

CALLER:  I’m fine.

RUSH:  Well, good.  Great to have you here.

CALLER:  Yeah.  First-time caller.  Been listening to you if the last few years.

RUSH:  Thank you very much.

CALLER:  What I’m interested in, is all this stuff about conservatives being older people. But I think that’s gonna quickly change.  I think there’s a group of younger people called “the alt right.”  And it started in the last few years in Europe because of the Muslim invasion.  And I think it’s… They’re beginning to get people over here, youngsters between 18, 25, 26, to convert to what they call “the alt right.”  I think it’s gonna be pretty intense.  I think you should keep an eye out for it.

RUSH:  Yeah, that’s a good thought. “The alt right,” like in alternative right?

CALLER:  Alternative right.

RUSH:  Yeah, like in alternative media and so forth.

CALLER:  The ones they dislike are the old hippies — and “the ’68ers,” is what’s called in Europe. That’s who they have contempt for, the Marxists.

RUSH:  Well, I don’t… In principle I think you’re right.  Now, what Roy here is responding to, the Washington Post, New York Times, DNC website pieces I read to you where your average liberal Democrat is going to Thanksgiving dinner and is being warned how to deal with the aging, kooky, perhaps Alzheimer’s-stricken conservative crazy aunt or uncle.  And he is assuming that… It’s a pretty good assumption.  He’s making the assumption that the libs think the conservatives are all a bunch of old farts that have lost their minds are on the verge of losing their minds, and they have to be dealt with.

He’s right.  There is an entire…  In fact, we don’t have wait for this alt whatever it is in Europe.  There is a thriving youthful conservative emergence happening in this country.  They may be borrowing from what’s going on in Europe.  But, Roy, there’s no question you’re right. It’s growing and it’s thriving because, you know, young… The Millennials, a significant number of them have been seduced by the left and remain buried there, but there are a lot of people that don’t want to be part of that movement.

It’s nothing but depression.  It’s nothing but doom and gloom.  It’s nothing but, “There’s no future. America’s best days are behind us.”  A lot of young people that don’t want to live their lives or start out their adult lives with that kind of attitude.  It’s not gonna get anybody anywhere.  And I think if anything is aging, you take a look at the Democrat presidential candidate roster. If anything is aging in this country, it’s the good old Democrat Party.  It isn’t us, folks.

It’s clear Rush doesn’t know what the Alt-Right is, or he does and is playing dumb.

The European Alt-Right differs from the lamestream center-right in two big ways, among many ways:  One, it’s nationalist, not conservative, and two, it acts like outsider insurgents battling an almost universally hostile society, not relative insiders trying to combat outsider insurgents.





Ian Ian Quite Contrary

4 04 2014

Fort Myers, Florida

Rush had a long conversation yesterday with a caller named Ian from Fort Myers, Florida.

Now, when Rush happens to be right, and not saying silly things like “Democrats were the racists and segregationists,” he can usually get to the simple explanation right away.  Why he missed it with Ian, I don’t know.

But that just leaves an opportunity for me.

Ian lives among a lot of low information undertow people who collect a lot of government benefits.  Therefore, he’s worried about Republican messaging about individualism (when they actually do it anymore, which isn’t often), that it is really interpreted as wanting to take their gibs away from them.  Therefore, he wants the Stupid Party either to surrender on big government/big spending/big gibsmedat, or try to nuance and finesse the message so that people who vote or could vote Republican can hear the dog whistle and at the same time it goes over the heads of the low information undertow welfare clients he knows.

But then when Rush pumped him, Ian let out his support of Rand Paul.  Who is (supposedly) most stridently opposed to welfare and entitlement spending of all the 2016 Republican contenders.

The whole thing’s a farce anyway.  You can never win a pissing match with Democrats when competing for the votes of welfare clients.  If the Stupid Party surrenders, or finesses the rhetoric, or goes full bore, they’ll lose.








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