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Sniper posted this thread the day Rush died. It was a tribute to him and the good he brought to this world.

"Today at age 70 Rush Limbaugh passed away!
He had been battling Lung Cancer for well over a year!
God Bless him and his family!
And may he RIP!
Rush thank you for standing up for the truth!"


There were many good posts in the thread until Trump & Rush haters joined in with unkind and hateful messages toward a good man. They forgot that Rush was just a man like all of us who have imperfections. Please, if you can, refrain from spouting your hate in this one. Let Rush rest in peace.

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Good men live, lead, and die. In life, they have great impact. They see what others do not, apply energy to help us get there. Some have great impact after death. There was only one Rush Limbaugh – his impact will cast light far into the future. Here is why.


Much has been said about this pioneer of conservative talk radio, who died last week at 70, after an exemplary battle with an inexorable foe, stage four lung cancer. Call it another example of Rush’s willingness to engage “the good fight,” maybe his best.


At the end, his faith was stronger, his resolve reconfirmed, his iron will gone steel, his kind heart bigger, humor sustaining, and humility on his sleeve.


Anyone who listened, whether for 30 years or three hours, knows what they heard, how different he was from others in temperament, tone, authenticity, and effect. But to put it in words, maybe for recall later, Rush taught lessons on multiple levels, not just about politics and policy.


First, he taught truth matters. Search for it, find it, declare it, do not step away from it, help others see it.


Second, listen, because people will mold the truth you found, help you see it through their eyes, refine it, expand it, confirm it, hearten you as you hearten them.


Third, truth is not invented but found, like natural law, human yearning for liberty, rights we all recognize – speech, worship, assembly, self-defense, self-determination. These are God-given, not manmade. Governments cannot impair them without moral hazard; everyone has them. That is why government must be limited, so God-given rights will not be.


Fourth, trust your instincts, do not be bamboozled by what you are told – because that is what individuality requires, trusting what you know to be right, your common sense, the voice of your conscience, true north in the storm. And every life is beset by storms; his was too. Hearing loss, managing pain, unanticipated addiction, senseless persecution, defamation, grief, gratuitous insults, being misunderstood. Still, he shared what he saw, felt, learned in battle – and at calm.


Fifth, take what you know and what you believe seriously, but not so much yourself. Keep perspective, remember and confess your foibles, even if others hold you in high esteem. Humor is not just about lightening the mood or entertainment, although it does lighten, lift and entertain.


It is about realty, remembering we are all laughable, that we must know how to laugh at ourselves, and become comfortable with others laughing along. Self-deprecating good humor, a quality Rush much admired in Reagan, he also possessed in barrels. It takes you farther than anger, lowers a foes’ defenses, spurs reflection, makes every conversation more agreeable, even memorable.


One remembers Kipling’s poem “If.” Stanzas describe Rush: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait and not be tired by waiting, or being lied about don’t deal in lies; or being hated, don’t give way to hating, and yet don’t look too good nor talk too wise …”


And this: “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools; or watch the things you gave your life to broken, and stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools … If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’ …”


So, Kipling’s poem is long, sentiments tight, but application to Rush just right. Rush was Kipling’s quintessential “man” – 130 years after Kipling wrote, another light that shines.


Sixth, Rush taught – treat others with respect, up to the point where they begin disrespecting and degrading others. When they forfeit the respect with which you treated them, do not let their actions affect your mood, just point out the obvious counter example, and have mercy.


Seventh, be kind in ways that matter, especially to people who need much, ask little, and do not expect your kindness. Empathy costs nothing but returns much. The best charity is unpublicized.


Eighth, give credit for ideas from others, even if you are an engine. Again, it costs nothing, is honest, reinforces idea creation; people are more grateful for thanks than you are for the idea.


Ninth, for what comes your way, be grateful. From adversity we learn about ourselves, what pluck we have; from good fortune we learn deeper gratitude; from challenge strength, from disappointment resilience. All push us higher, broadening our perspective, deepening gratitude.


And finally – what Rush did every day on the radio and what made him a force and a success, until his last moment with us – give all you have, because the only thing you take with you … is what you give away. And on that note, Rush has treasure waiting, because he gave it all away, left it all on the field, taught with all his heart, will be missed like no other. Our mission is to keep applying those lessons tirelessly, as he would do, would wish, and did. There was only one Rush, but his light lives.
 

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I'm sure he was a good guy - but his radio broadcast sounded like it was the same one from yesterday - and the day before - and the day.....
 

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I'm sure he was a good guy - but his radio broadcast sounded like it was the same one from yesterday - and the day before - and the day.....
Of course, they sounded alike. He never wavered from his strong conservative values and dedication to the truth.

People who listened to one or two broadcasts, or even just now & then, did not recognize much of his sarcasm & wit that he mixed into his program.
 

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I'm sure he was a good guy - but his radio broadcast sounded like it was the same one from yesterday - and the day before - and the day.....
A thick book has many chapters, if you only read two of them how can you critique it? I listened to Rush for over 30 years. It was basically a book with the title I love America and the things that made it great. I can spot a detractor that only read a chapter or two in a heartbeat. I can even spot someone who just read the Cliff's Notes.
 

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Maybe you should have been a teacher.
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like I said - same thing, over and over and.....
Sometimes with students you have to repeat things over and over after all look at the socialists teaching schools these days. America's evil, white privilege, capitalism's unfair, over and over and over to the young skulls full of mush. It's working ain't it?
 

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The St.Louis Post Dispatch had some rather disgusting letters in the comments section. One moron called Rush a chicken hawk among other things. I had to remind him of his big time, high school athlete President, Asthma Joe. Now I'm a white racist hate monger.
 

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Liberals couldn't stand him because he correctly described them as children simply continuing putting gov in the place of their parents to take care of them and tell them what to do. The easiest choice available in life .
It is telling the mans radio show still is drawing many times more the stations and listeners than any three lib talk shows combined, after hes dead.
 

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Liberals couldn't stand him because he correctly described them as children simply continuing putting gov in the place of their parents to take care of them and tell them what to do. The easiest choice available in life .
It is telling the mans radio show still is drawing many times more the stations and listeners than any three lib talk shows combined, after hes dead.
No, Liberals didn't like him because we considered him a lying right-wing propagandist. I wouldn't have brought it up except to clear up your openly stated misconception.
 

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No, Liberals didn't like him because we considered him a lying right-wing propagandist. I wouldn't have brought it up except to clear up your openly stated misconception.
If he called me a child who needed gov to care for and guide me , id have claimed he was lieing too.

Too my knowledge there is no instance where Rush lied about anything, including himself. Or if he was inaccurate on some fact he presented he did not correct the mistake as soon as he was aware of it.

Mike Malloy, now is another kettle of lies altogether. If he even is still on the air anyplace.
 

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No, Liberals didn't like him because we considered him a lying right-wing propagandist. I wouldn't have brought it up except to clear up your openly stated misconception.
You left out racist white hate monger. I mean how are you going to claim to be a liberal without including that in a description of a conservative?
 
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