January 12, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: "This program is an outpost...."

"My newsletter and website are go-to places for the exposure, the explanation, the selling, the love of conservatism. That's what this program is all about. By criticizing liberalism, by explaining it, I at the same time present the alternative.... It's about inspiring people, motivating them. It's not about depressing them. It's not about having them sit on their rear ends."

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And Happy Birthday to my birthday-mate Rush Limbaugh — same day, same year. (So for those of you who believe in astrology — you fools — look out.)

23 comments:

traditionalguy said...

El Rushbo is a touch too bombastic. I guess he is more of an entertainer. But he is very, very smart. If the Fairness Doctrine raises its head like Putin, then Rush will become only a blogger among many.

Michael H said...

So are you two kids doing something special for your co-birthday? Will it involve a flight on EIB-1, El Rushbo's private jet?

Be sure to order the most expensive items on the menu. And talk about your nephew's golfing. Rush is way into golf.

The black dress would look nice, I think. With pearls.

Chip Ahoy said...

Flappy birds day youz two.

Ann Althouse said...

@Michael H -- Rush never invites me to his parties. *sniffle*

Ann Althouse said...

"And talk about your nephew's golfing. Rush is way into golf."

They've been in at least one tournament together, but not in the same party, I don't think.

Ann Althouse said...

Aw, thanks, Chip.

Christy said...

Happy Birthday!

traditionalguy said...

Dear Professor Althouse. For your new year, I would like to suggest your trying Ballroom Dancing and Golf. These are as excellent social outlets for empty nestors. They are both challenging in a way that co-ops your whole attention for a few hours acting like mini vacations for our ever active minds mixed with a level of exercise. May you be blessed in all that you put your hand to this year.

chuck b. said...

The Althouse blog is an outpost of sorts too.

Trooper York said...

Hey that is a little harsh. It's not an outhouse.

Original Mike said...

Did you get "white trash cake", too?

Happy Birthday!

PatCA said...

I think you should celebrate with Rush, too. He needs a good woman! And I think it's you. Happy co-birthday!

ricpic said...

In the coming Obama reprise of Carter, Rush is gonna look better and better.

ron st.amant said...

Ann, I didn't want to tromp on the other birthday post since it had homework assignments attached, but I have no such compunction with regard to Rush Limbaugh posts...so here's wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Cheers.

Michael H said...

Ann,

I sent Rush a note telling him about your co-birthdays and suggesting he'd be very fortunate to have the pleasure of your company.

I know he'll call.

rhhardin said...

empty nestors

Hardly empty. Nestor recommended the successful Trojan war surge strategy.

amba said...

When did you find out you and Rush had the same exact birthday? 'Cause you've been admiring him, as a showman, for a while. Given the affinity, was it a bit mind-blowing to discover that coincidence? Did it make you wonder about the possible kinship between his showmanship and yours (showomanship)? I've had a few birthday shockers of that kind. My post on it gave equal time to the "optimystic's" and the skeptic's point of view.

That food for thought is my birthday present to you! Happy happy birthday!

Ann Althouse said...

"When did you find out you and Rush had the same exact birthday? 'Cause you've been admiring him, as a showman, for a while. Given the affinity, was it a bit mind-blowing to discover that coincidence"

I knew we were born on the same day before I listened to the show. It was a fact that could be used as a joke here in Madison. I started listening after someone told me he mentioned my name. So to the extent that I have an affinity, some of it is probably based on knowing we were born on the same day.

Michael said...

An "outpost" for 99% of the fools here.

Michael said...

ricpic said..."In the coming Obama reprise of Carter, Rush is gonna look better and better."

Have you ever actually blown Rush?

I say...yes.

Michael said...

chuck b. said..."The Althouse blog is an outpost of sorts too."

It sure is.

Of dolts.

Kev said...

Happy somewhat belated birthday! (Or just imagine yourself in Hawaii for a second, where it still is your birthday.) Hope it was a great one.

Michael H said...

Michael Said: chuck b. said..."The Althouse blog is an outpost of sorts too."

It sure is.

Of dolts.


Michael, congratulations! Self analysis is the first step in your recovery. It's a long journey, so keep with it.