March 20, 2012

"It's not the 'Hall of Universally Loved Missourians.'"

"It’s the Hall of Famous Missourians."

19 comments:

chickenlittle said...

Looks like his editor shoved all the bile until the end. From the "article:"

Sandra Fluke, the law student whose integrity was brutally savaged on the air by Limbaugh, was denied an opportunity to speak, but Democrats invited her testimony at a subsequent hearing.

A preposterous Limbaugh sculpture for Missouri's statehouse is rather like Michigan deciding to officially honor Father Charles Coughlin, the anti-Semitic 1930s radio broadcaster who also thrived on scapegoating commentary that exploited the fears and resentments of an economically fraught era. The difference: In 2012 Americans universally deplore anti-Semitism, while misogyny stands poised for official consecration in bronze.


This guy should blog instead of write columns for a newspaper. I'll bet he cheered-on the Palin-effigy guys in West L.A.

ricpic said...

Rush has failed in his determined effort to educate Americans in the ways of liberty and against statism. How could he have succeeded? Statism is what all right thinking respectables have wanted and therefore it was inevitable. But his sustained effort has been valiant. For that alone he merits the honor.

traditionalguy said...

The mighty Missouri River manages to drain one sixth of the USA and carries down stream an enormous silt load which it dumps into the Mississippi.

The State of Missouri is literally the heart and soul of Red State America with all of its glory and stubbornness.

So by all means erect a Rush Limbaugh Memorial. That is where it belongs.

edutcher said...

Uncle Joe would appreciate this.

The Lefties are trying to turn Rush into a non-person.

PS I wonder how "preposterous" a statue of Jean Carnahan would be?

Revenant said...

What an oddly incoherent blog post. I feel like I have insight into the author's mind that I really didn't want to have.

MadisonMan said...

Not a fan of statues or paintings of the living. And I really don't like naming public buildings after politicians (That part is irrelevant to the Limbaugh story, I just thought I'd add it).

Every time I pass the statue of Barry at Camp Randall, I ask myself: Why is it there?

Patrick said...

They really have a statue of Barry at Camp Randall? Too soon.

Christ, it took about 5 years to get a statue of Herb Brooks up here, after he died.

Really, MN is currently pretty short on sports figures (living) who are statue worthy.

Chip Ahoy said...

I must be in a silly mood again because this post heading put me in stitches.

MadisonMan said...

Barry and Pat Richter. Why? Vanity.

There is one of JoePa at Beaver Stadium. Never really liked that one, either.

Of course, now he's dead.

cubanbob said...

chickenlittle the LATimes isn't a newspaper, it's one of the party's mouth pieces. Pravda without the class and accuracy.

As for Rush, I think the statute is a bit premature.

Carnifex said...

They should take a poll who should get a statue, Rush or the author, C.Knight. It would take a while to count the Rush votes, literally millions, and Lord help them if they asked the GAB for help. Then they could count the ones for Knight. And literally if he got more than 10 it would be a shock.

So you don't like Rush Mr. Knight? Wow, that's a shock. But you go ahead and keep believing the majority of this country is not worthy of your respect. Because if you keep treating people without respect, they start treating you the same way.

All Hail the Leftist Paradigm!

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

Whether Limbaugh is included in the Hall is a decision for Missourians to make. I can't imagine why any Missourians would care one wit what Christopher Knight's thoughts are on the issue.

Pendergast was a notorious "political boss" of the Democrat machine for decades who openly engaged in voter fraud, voter intimidation, and all manner of corruption and cronyism. If his image is on a mural at the capitol, then the law abiding "defacto head of the Republican Party" should have his image enshrined there, too.

Kit said...

Every time I pass the statue of Barry at Camp Randall, I ask myself: Why is it there?

No kidding (Pat Richter, too).

Steven said...

And I really don't like naming public buildings after politicians

I'm okay with it, as long as the politician is dead.

In fact, let's amend the Constitution so that's a rule. If public moneys are spent on a building or warship named after a politician, or a statue thereof, the politician must be dead.

What, then, though, do we do with all the currently-living politicians who have edifices, ships, or statues funded with public money in their honor?

We make them dead.

Curious George said...

"MadisonMan said...

Every time I pass the statue of Barry at Camp Randall, I ask myself: Why is it there?"

I guess that's what "above average" gets you at the UW:

To date, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has won 29 NCAA national championships:

Boxing: 1939, 1942, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1954, 1956
Men's basketball: 1941
Men's cross country: 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 2005, 2011
Women's cross country: 1984, 1985
Men's ice hockey: 1973, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1990, 2006
Women's ice hockey: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011
Men's indoor track & field: 2007
Men's soccer: 1995

Chef Mojo said...

Pendergast was a notorious "political boss" of the Democrat machine for decades who openly engaged in voter fraud, voter intimidation, and all manner of corruption and cronyism.

Yes, but the Pendergrast Machine produced one of America's finest Democrat presidents, Harry Truman. History has judged Truman well overall.

If not for Tom Pendergrast, Harry Truman would not have happened.

There was a time when machine politics was the norm in this country. It was how politics was conducted. In a time of Crony Capitalism and Socialism, it's amusing to see people harp on about, what is in retrospect, a naive tale of American corruption from Kansas City. Every city in America had its machine. For that matter, so did every precinct in every town, city and county. This is, and always has been, the essence of American republican democracy. For better or for worse.

Carnifex said...

@Curious George

That's some mighty fine accomplishments, especially the string in boxing. No curling though?

The most impressive is that you don't list any Helms mythical national championships like UNC does.(those losers)

Alan said...

How could he have succeeded? Statism is what all right thinking respectables have wanted and therefore it was inevitable.

Translation: "all right thinking respectables" = elitists. Nothing new about elitists wanting statism. The "respectables" are an army of Tim Allens anxious to test-drive the Ultimate Power Tool that is the State.

bagoh20 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.