Thursday, December 31, 2009

Get well Rush

I was dismayed to hear that Rush Limbaugh was taken to the hospital with chest pains. However, with all of the medical advances with heart problems (if that is the diagnosis), I hope that he will be out and back with his show soon. I have been listening to his guests hosts (I love Mark Steyn) and while they are good, there is no substitute for Rush.

Update: Rush had an angiogram yesterday and nothing was found to be wrong with his heart. Hopefully, he'll be back at work soon.


Blogger Bob Sorensen said...

Liberals are showing their true colors online, especially on Twitter. They want him to die in the hospital. (Reminds me of the chorus to a Joe Jackson song, "Don't wanna be like that!") One fellow mentioned that the same people who want Rush to die there are the same ones that want to control the hospitals.

7:38 AM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Helen said...

Thanks for the update Stormbringer. I saw this info on Althouse's blog. Those that wish Rush to die are horrible human beings. Rush spent his life trying to help people to live the American dream while others tried to kill it. He is an American and a patriot and I hope he is okay.

8:23 AM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have they said whether it was mere pain or an actual heart attack?

11:24 AM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sorry for any person's iollness and troubles, but I deeply regret that some folks feel they must turn on "liberals" when a few might say bad things about Rush--hey, how many did he say about liberals?--and the entire group called liberals are linked together.

When in fact tea baggers (some) and congressmen (at least one) can wish death to a non-conservative, we ought to be careful in badmouthing one end of the political spectrum as though similar sentiments are not also forthcoming from the opposite side of that spectrum
ps: Happy New Year and may you and your family enjoy health, prosperity, and a wonderful new year.

12:16 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Bob Sorensen said...

Rush is resting comfortably, and will have full testing today. Again, an actual heart attack is not confirmed.

Hey, Fred! Limbaugh did not wish for people to die, but that's what liberals are doing to him. Bit of a difference, huh? Your use of the derogatory term "tea bagger", an oral sex term, is noted.

12:41 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger The Dude said...

I am conservative, believe in conservation, don't spend more than I have, am not profligate with my resources, and most of all, I take care of myself and my health.

Rush has never done that - there is no need for me to list the ways he has abused his body, they are well known - so it should come as very little surprise that in his late 50s he has health issues. Hope he gets well, but more important than that, I hope he learns to take care of himself. I have very little sympathy for someone who ignores their own health then suffers the consequences of their own stupidity.

2:17 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Bob Sorensen said...

NKVD, I had an angioplasty and stent at age 40. Baffled the heck out of the doctors: Do you smoke? No. Do you drink? No. And so on. It can happen, with or without "abuse" that is "well known" to the forerunner of the KGB. I suggest that you turn down the self-righteous, judgmental attitude a notch.

2:48 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Peter Dane said...

Fred, the minute you use the scatalogical term "Teabaggers" you went into the "Uneducated Ignorati" plonk file.

Thanks for living down to my expectations of the left. You all never fail to find the bottom and start digging.

And NKVD, I've abused my body in my wasted youth far worse than Rush, and if my family is any indication, I won't die, but I will have to be killed. Yeah, the self Righteousness is over the top. Jim Fixx. Remember him?

Whatever his failings, Rush has admitted them. And without blaming anyone else but himself for his shortcomings. I can live with that.

5:03 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Helen said...


It seems like most of the people I know who live to an older age eat bacon, drink a lot and don't have any particular exercise program. It's really the luck of the draw for the most part. People want to believe they have more control over their body than they do but stuff happens to most of us sooner or later, no matter what we do. It's human nature to try and blame others when they get sick because then it won't happen to "us." That is just a myth. We all get sick and die, some of us sooner, some later and sometimes there is not a damn thing you can do about it.

5:45 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Roman said...

As individuals there is so much that go into each persons health or lack of it. Some of it, smoking, weight, exercise, etc. can be modified. That still does not guarantee long life and/or good health.

I believe in the power of prayer. Many prayers are being said for Rush. Happy New Year to all, God Bless you.

6:52 PM, December 31, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had not said that Rush wished anyone dead. It was a congressman, an elected official, implying that the death of the elderly senator Byrd might die and thus help prevent the health reform bill from passing.
I am ill educated? care to match credentials?

7:03 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Bob Sorensen said...

So, Fred wants to match credentials with someone. Why? The one with the biggest degree becomes right? Since you are edjamakated, you should have noticed that nobody said YOU wished someone to die. Also, you are indicating that you did intend the derogatory use of the term "tea baggers".

7:11 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger michaele said...

When I woke up this morning, the first news I hoped to read was that Rush was OK. He really is a very valuable source of well articulated pushback against liberalism. Of course, I hope he has a complete recovery for his own sake but also for the sake of political discourse. The latter is selfish but honest.

8:52 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger Eating Purple Dragon Toes. said...

After reading all of this I am appalled. For many reasons honestly. I am a very OLD SCHOOL republican. I do not like Rush at all. He is, well, why get into it? So you have some child like need to spout ridiculous comments about my education or penis size. I have seen teen aged children act better. If he gets better... good for him. Ah hell who am I kidding, only the good die young.

9:52 PM, December 31, 2009  
Blogger bmmg39 said...

Whether you like him isn't the issue, EPDT. He's still a human being and no one should be hoping he dies or making off-color jokes about his situation. I disagree with much of what Sen. Kennedy stood for, but I wasn't cracking wise or doing cartwheels when he became ill or when he passed away.

1:15 AM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger Peter G. Miller said...

It doesn't matter what your political persuasion, no one should hope that another person is ill or dies before their time.

What doesn't help is that all the reports in this case seem to be second-hand -- the hospital has said nothing to this point that I can find, there has been no comment from doctors. What we "know" has not come from medical sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

5:53 AM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger ErikZ said...

I listened to Rush for a while, but stoppped when he hid behind "This is just entertainment!"

I do hope he gets better. I think he's suffered more than enough with the back pain.

10:04 AM, January 01, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's not as if Limbaugh hasn't gloried in others' suffering. When former President Clinton had his own heart troubles, Limbaugh "joked" that he opted for quadruple rather than triple bypass to as a ploy for more sympathy. (The repellant Michael Savage said Clinton didn't die because "hell was full.") He's infamous for making fun of Michael J. Fox's Parkinson's disease, complete with fake tremors, after Fox endorsed Democrat Claire McCaskill for Senate in 2006. A year later Limbaugh mocked 12-year-old brain-injury survivor Graeme Frost after the boy credited the S-CHIP program (whose expansion was vetoed by President Bush) with saving his life.

11:49 AM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger Trust said...

@fred said... It was a congressman, an elected official, implying that the death of the elderly senator Byrd might die and thus help prevent the health reform bill from passing.
I am ill educated? care to match credentials?

Evidently, you are ill educated in this regard. A congressman did say that the best thing would be for someone to not show up, he did not say or imply someone should die. That was an intent attributed to him by some on the (kind and tolerant) left.

8:08 PM, January 01, 2010  
Blogger Peter G. Miller said...

The Examiner newspapers asks if Limbaugh was the victim of an energy beam....

"When a prominent public personality experiences a sudden illness or death, conspiracy-conscious journalists consider the possibility that foul play is involved. With the intense pressure that Obama faces from multiple factions it would not be a surprise to see these factions covertly attacking one another or making hidden or overt threats to Obama to gain his compliance. It is well-documented that remotely operated directed energy weapons can cause physical harm or affect the mental functioning of a targeted person. If these were used there would be no trace for doctors to identify. The public will never be told when a person's illness or death is caused by these methods. Thus, this is just one potential cause of the symptoms reportedly experienced by Rush Limbaugh. If Limbaugh returns from his hospital stay with a sudden "change of heart" about something of political significance, it would be a reasonable suspicion that perhaps he was given an illness as a message to change his words or actions."

See: Did Rush Limbaugh suffer a heart attack due to directed energy weapon targeting?

10:43 AM, January 03, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had a spam and bacon sandwich for breakfast Saturday morning, and copious amounts of coffee. Then I sat on my ass most of the day reading newspapers from around the world on the net. And I vote.

As we all know at this time, Rush seems well. Huffington Post and Daily Kos are having strokes over it, but that's OK.

3:22 PM, January 03, 2010  

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