Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tragic loss: Rush Limbaugh passes away

I just heard Rush Limbaugh passed away. I knew it was coming, but I'm stunned by the sense of loss.

A poignant tribute of Rush's gratitude to his listeners can be seen here.

His Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony always brings me to tears. Despite his decades of accomplishment, the award clearly caught him by surprise.

 

May you rest in peace, Rush. You will be sorely, sorely missed.

17 comments:

  1. I was also anticipating his departure, but now that it has happened it by no means made the feeling of loss any better. We have lost a great voice.

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  2. I had not heard this...

    Yes, it was coming. But still...

    My daughter in law next door, will be very, very sad. I will call her.

    He is at Peace now...

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  3. It'll be hard for anyone to fill Rush's shoes. For one, Rush was, well... RUSH. For another, Rush came up in radio when a man could get away with saying just about anything on the radio. Howard Stern and Imus come to mind. Rush was "just a political pundit." Who cared? Well, "who" started caring when people started listening to Rush. By the time "cancel culture" started to take shape, Rush was riding a wave of MILLIONS of listeners. He was too hard... and too profitable... to take down. These days, NO ONE would be on the air long enough to build up that kind of listener base before running afoul of the PC Police.

    No, Rush is gone... never to be replaced... He's the stuff of legend now... God rest ye, Rush...

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  4. The Golden EIB Microphone has fallen silent and the world is a poorer place for the loss of his beloved voice. When I was younger(just before Bill Clinton was elected) and a lot more ignorant of such things, he taught me about conservatism. He had words to describe what I was thinking and feeling but didn't know how to express. He was Greatly loved and will be Greatly missed. Thank you, Rush, for your great service.

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  5. Rush's passing has impacted me - I shall strive to be more engaged for this nation's sake. Backdrop of Pelosi's shenanigans during President Trump's Freedom award to Rush still haunt me.

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  6. I was praying for a miracle. Now I’ll pray for his soul. RIP, Rush.

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  7. I was introduced to Rush at work in a coal fired power plant control room in 1989 or 1990. I have listened to him more often than not over the past decades. I knew this was coming after James Golden (Bo Snirdley) was on air week ago or so. Still, I have thought about him all day after Katheryn made the announcement (that takes strength)!

    Ironic how on the day of his death ancient coal units in my area are pumping out electricity and we may face rolling blackouts as SPP tries to send it south...where wind his killed reliabiliy.

    RIP Rush. You have earned it. May God Bless you.

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  8. I grew up listening to him in the car with my parents and watching his TV show. I owe a lot of my appreciation of history and ability to think through political messes to him. It was wonderful to introduce my oldest son to him through the Rush Revere audiobooks and, in the last year or so, his radio program. I wish he could have seen my 11 year old tear up when he heard (while we were listening to his radio show!) that he had passed away.

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  9. Rush's program pulled me out of a dark hole in 1989 when I got laid off. I never stopped listening. RIP

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  10. I hope he takes a minute to say hi to my mom. She was his biggest fan. She listened to him every day, she bought all of his books and cases of his tea. Two weeks before she died she renewed her subscription to his newsletter. RIP mom. RIP Rush.

    P.S. I loved him, too. I remember when he used to broadcast in Sacramento.

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  12. Seriously? This man was as racist and bigoted as any Ive heard? I listened to him for several months a few years ago and couldn’t figure out why people listened to him. He would celebrate the deaths of people who died of AIDS.

    What in the world is happening to people that they think Trump and Limbaugh should be reverenced???? What in the world is going on??? People have lost their minds. My God, have mercy on us!

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  13. Did you ever listen to him?! Not what others said about him, or to sound clips taken out of context, but really listen to him?!! I bet not..

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  14. The comments of hatred from those who were totally ignorant of Rush's message. The man had a great sense of humor and often spoke in allegory. He was so often taken out of context. You really did have to listen to the whole message to understand that he was neither a racist or a bigot, but a philanthropist with a great love of mankind.

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  15. When Rush died, I immediately thought of the passing of the torch and the first poem I memorized in 6th grade, In Flander's Field.
    We were far more gut punched than we anticipated. It was just the icing on a period of loss in which we lost four loved ones. He was the fifth "loved one".
    sidetracksusie

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