Rush Limbaugh, Dead At 70: Many Will Miss Him

I was surprised to hear this morning on Fox News that Rush Limbaugh had pass away. I have pasted in a Fox News article about him below.

I am retired now, have been for a few years. But when I was working steady, I always had the radio on and it was usually tuned in to Rush from 11am to 2pm. He was always the best conservative commentator. I know, he acted boastful and overly confident in the truth of what he was saying, but that was part of his charm and the way he would make you believe in what he was saying. Toward the end of his life he was still as confident as ever, but his compassion for his audience and for America really came out. I will miss him.

Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio pioneer, dead at 70

Rush Limbaugh, the monumentally influential media icon who transformed talk radio and politics in his decades behind the microphone, helping shape the modern-day Republican Party, died Wednesday morning at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, his family announced.

Limbaugh’s wife, Kathryn, made the announcement on his radio show. “Losing a loved one is terribly difficult, even more so when that loved one is larger than life,” she said. “Rush will forever be the greatest of all time.”

The radio icon learned he had Stage IV lung cancer in January 2020 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President Trump at the State of the Union address days later. First lady Melania Trump then presented America’s highest civilian honor to Limbaugh in an emotional moment on the heels of his devastating cancer diagnosis.

“Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country,” President Trump said during the address. He told Fox News on Wednesday afternoon: “There aren’t too many legends around, but he is a legend.”

It was not clear exactly where Limbaugh died. He frequently broadcast his show from his home studio in Palm Beach, Fla.

Limbaugh is considered one of the most influential media figures in American history and has played a consequential role in conservative politics since “The Rush Limbaugh Show” began in 1988. Perched behind his Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) Microphone, Limbaugh spent over three decades as arguably both the most beloved and polarizing person in American media.

The program that began 33 years ago on national syndication with only 56 radio stations grew to be the most listened-to radio show in the United States, airing on more than 600 stations, according to the show’s website. Up to 27 million people tuned in on a weekly basis and Limbaugh has lovingly referred to his passionate fan base as “Dittoheads,” as they would often say “ditto” when agreeing with the iconic radio host.

In his final radio broadcast of 2020, Limbaugh thanked his listeners and supporters, revealing at the time that he had outlived his prognosis.

“I wasn’t expected to be alive today,” he said. “I wasn’t expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I’m feeling pretty good today.”

Limbaugh helped boost Trump’s influence prior to the 2016 election simply by taking him seriously as a candidate when other established conservatives didn’t want the former reality television star anywhere near the Republican Party. Many of Limbaugh’s listeners eventually became Trump supporters and the radio legend continued to defend Trump throughout his presidency despite occasional disagreements.

In the heat of the 2020 presidential election, Limbaugh hosted Trump in October for what was an unprecedented two-hour “radio rally”, during which the president was virtually given control of the coveted golden microphone to answer questions from the host and his listeners.

Limbaugh, born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Jan. 12, 1951, began his radio career in 1967 as a “helper” when he was only 16 years old. He eventually graduated to disk jockey and worked at a small station roughly 100 miles south of St. Louis while attending high school.

“I was totally consumed,” Limbaugh told the New York Times in 1990, noting that his idol was a Chicago radio host named Larry Lujack. By 1971, Limbaugh was a morning radio host in Pittsburgh, where he was oddly told to cover a certain amount of “farm news” because the area was surrounded by many agriculture communities. In 2007 he explained to listeners how the young radio host managed to keep listeners despite the bizarre requirement.

“The last thing that the audience of my show cares about is farm news. If farm news came on, bam! They pushed the button and go somewhere else. So, we had to figure out, ‘Okay, how do we do this and protect the license?’ So I turned the farm news every day into a funny bit with farm sound effects and the roosters crowing and so forth, and I’d make fun of the stockyard feed prices or whatever it was, so that we could say, ‘We’re doing barn news,’ agriculture news. There was all kinds of things like that,” Limbaugh told listeners.

The tidbit offered a glimpse into Limbaugh’s early days, proving that he was a master of keeping audiences engaged from a young age. Limbaugh has said he realized America was the “greatest country ever” when taking trips to Europe and Asia in his late 20s and early 30s, an experience that helped shape his political views.

Warning Against the Great Reset

If you haven’t heard of the great reset, it is what all the globalists are now talking about. It is all about global currency and global government, and is connected to the world economic forum. It is what Biden and Harris are pushing. They say that covid-19 has now provided this opportunity. Thus, it is a chance to reset everything. Reset what? Well, surprisingly, it is to reset to socialism and communism.

If that surprises you, listen to what Kamala Harris has said. She wants everyone to end up at the same place. Listen. She didn’t say that she wants everyone to get the same opportunity; she wants everyone to end up having the same amount of money. That’s communism! That’s total government control!

Let me back up. I’ve been listening to Curtis Bower. He seems to know what he is talking about. Here are some sketchy notes that will answer the question, what is going on today in America?

  • We are now experiencing a top-down revolution, backed by communist groups; rather, Democrat controlled communist groups.
  • We are experiencing an engineered coup where those who co-operate are termed useful idiots—like BLM, Antifa, and Biden.
  • Top Democrats are saying things like, “We have to burn down the Republican party.” Clearly many of the Dem’s want only one party—a Democrat party.
  • Big business is funding the Dem’s.
  • Big business and Democrats and Marxists are teaching our children to hate America.
  • Trump and his prosperity have been a disaster to the left, because the way they get power is to create chaos so they will have something to sell.
  • Everything (I mean everything) the Dem’s do is for an evil purpose, because they have been sold into communism.
  • Biden. Biden is one of those useful idiots. He is being used by the Dem’s to push the communist evil agenda. Biden cares only for himself and his family. He cares nothing about America and for what is right.
  • Fox news. There are a few good one in Fox news. But as of today, 90% of Fox have gone to the evil side, socialism and communism.
  • The press. One of the goals of communism is to influence the press. And they have done it!
  • The church. Communism is now out to shut down the church. They have recently been doing it, thanks to Covid-19. The communists are now praising Covid-19 and all the governors who have led the way.
  • The communists, who are now controlling the Dems, are seeking the destruction of western values—like the family and the church.

What must Christians do?

  1. Christians must stand tall for the truth and righteousness.
  2. Christians need to become involved more in government leadership in order to influence government.
  3. Christians need to have hope that in the end they will be victorious, even if the nation falls.
  4. Pray. Pray for the President and your governor to do the right thing. And pray for yourself and all Christians to be strong in the faith and believe God.
  5. Christians need to keep their ears open to the truth. We no longer can get the truth from Fox news, but there are many other reliable news sources. Here are a few:

News: How Getting the News Will Benefit Me

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I didn’t use to pay much attention to the news. I just lived my life from day to day, not worrying about anything else in the world. I suppose that describes a young and irresponsible person. Well, people grow up—most people. And I guess I’ve finally been growing up and paying more attention to what’s happening around me. It’s been like that for the last few years; and now a more responsible change in me has made me kind of fearful. I mean I’m reading the newspaper more than I ever did, and I tune into the news channels more than I ever did. And I think that that is why I am feeling more anxious and fearful these days. But I have just now begun to think that reading and listening to the news doesn’t have to be a cause of anxiety. If I take it in with good and Godly intentions, it can be a great help to me and others.

Okay, here are…

Six Ways that Getting the News Can Benefit Me

1. When I read the newspaper, seek to find interesting news items to focus on and to blog on, so I can contribute what I learn to others.

2. Seek to find positive and uplifting stories—to find God’s grace in a corrupt and evil world.

3. Seek to find the different sides of issues, and then try to sift through it all to find the truth.

4. Be always prayerfully looking to find in the news both what is true and what is false (or evil). In this way I will eventually become more aware that God is building in me a godly discernment, and I will take great comfort in that realization.

5. If I am both prayerfully taking in the news, as well as reading the bible, I will be more keyed into how world events are falling in line with bible prophecy.

6. As I am made more aware of world events and how they fit into bible prophecy and into His timetable, I will feel more at peace with myself and with God, because I think I will be more in tune with Him. Thus, being more like him, I will be more objective in my thinking—so, to be able to look down on it all with wisdom and understanding, and to know what I can and should do to help others.

Donald Trump and the Media

In my last article on this subject I revealed how I became interested in politics and how I came to root for Donald Trump. I also wrote about how I got hooked on Fox News and how I see it as far superior to any other so-called news. Here I will carry on with the same thing, but maybe more on Trump.

You know I don’t think most people are even aware of all that the President has done, what a really good person he is. I see it especially where I live, in Minnesota; a very liberal, Dem state. I blame it mostly on the liberal news media. Sometimes I get the feeling that we are no better informed than communist countries—that restrict and control, and even alter the news. When I was younger, I remember hearing how people in Russia have no idea of the freedom we enjoy, because their media only gives them the news they want them to hear—to keep them in control. Well in this country we are doing the same thing. Most of the media is liberal and pro Democrat, and so they are always praising Dem candidates and criticizing Republicans, especially conservatives. They do talk about Trump, but 95% of their coverage of Him is negative, or just false. It really is fake news!

I buy a newspaper every day, mainly for the funnies and to check the sports pages. But I do read over some of the frontpage news articles. And without exception the coverage is slanted—a negative, liberal slant against Trump and the GOP. It’s really disheartening. My Pioneer Press isn’t as bad as CNN, but it’s still slanted.

I remember talking to one of my clients (I’m a house painter) a while ago. I think I was listening to a Fox News radio program, and she interjected something about how bad she thought Trump was. Oh, he did this and believes that and is so racist, etc. I could tell she was a CNN listener. She was just parroting what she had heard.  I tried telling her some of the good things President Trump has been doing, but she didn’t believe any of it. It was like foreign to her. It’s sad. So many people are so brain washed.

You know, in spite of the terrible impeachment fiasco, I think it has a good side. Since it has been televised, many are for the first-time hearing both sides—if they choose to listen. It is always good to hear both sides. I even try to force myself to hear the liberal view, to see where they are coming from.

And I know that many Dems are good people—I mean they honestly are seeking the truth. But so many are blinded by evil forces. The devil keeps them from the truth. But that is a whole different topic for another time.