History Radio / RushLimbaugh

23rd May '16 9:32:38 PM KYCubbie
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* CouchGag: When UsefulNotes/BillClinton took office in 1992, Rush started every episode of both his radio and tv shows with "America Held Hostage: Day (Number of days in Clinton's term)". For the tv version a picture of the White House had something new added to it every day, usually something or someone having to do with that day's news events.

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* CouchGag: CouchGag:
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When UsefulNotes/BillClinton took office in 1992, Rush started every episode of both his radio and tv shows with "America Held Hostage: Day (Number of days in Clinton's term)". For the tv TV version a picture of the White House had something new added to it every day, usually something or someone having to do with that day's news events.events.
** In January 2006, UsefulNotes/AlGore, while promoting his climate change documentary ''An Inconvenient Truth'', claimed that the world would reach a point of no return in 10 years unless "drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken". Rush responded by starting an "Armageddon countdown" clock on his website, and gloated when the clock expired in 2016.



** Recently, he made a statement saying he, against all odds, supports video games in the California V. EMI lawsuit. Granted, it had to do with being a tool for censorship by biparitsan democrats. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.242056-Rush-Limbaugh-Sticks-Up-for-Video-Games But hey, he thinks they are an artform.]]

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** Recently, he made a statement saying he, against all odds, supports video games in the California V. EMI ''California v. EMI'' lawsuit. Granted, it had to do with being a tool for censorship by biparitsan bipartisan democrats. [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/7.242056-Rush-Limbaugh-Sticks-Up-for-Video-Games But hey, he thinks they are an artform.]]



* GlobalWarming: Believes it's a hoax, mostly because in his view humans just aren't capable of it. He has actually voiced the opinion that it's the height of arrogance to think that human activity could influence something so vast and complex.

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* GlobalWarming: Believes it's a hoax, mostly because in his view humans just aren't capable of it. He has actually voiced the opinion that it's the height of arrogance to think that human activity could influence something so vast and complex. See also "Couch Gag" above.



* KickTheDog: Repeatadly attacked Chelsea Clinton while she was a child for her perceived ugliness.

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* KickTheDog: Repeatadly Repeatedly attacked Chelsea Clinton while she was a child for her perceived ugliness.



** Claiming that Michael J. Fox was [[ObfuscatingDisability exaggerating his Parkinson's-induced tremors]] just to promote stem-cell research.

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** Claiming that Michael J. Fox Creator/MichaelJFox was [[ObfuscatingDisability exaggerating his Parkinson's-induced tremors]] just to promote stem-cell research.



* LivingLieDetector: According to himself (As "America's Truth Detector").
* {{Nerdgasm}}:[[invoked]] Rush used to accuse certain commentators who (in his view) loved Mikhail Gorbachev a ''little too much'' of having "Gorbasms."

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* LivingLieDetector: According to himself (As (as "America's Truth Detector").
* {{Nerdgasm}}:[[invoked]] {{Nerdgasm}}: [[invoked]] Rush used to accuse certain commentators who (in his view) loved Mikhail Gorbachev a ''little too much'' of having "Gorbasms."



** Al Gore: "Algore" (said as one word). This comes from a parody which portrayed UsefulNotes/BillClinton as a [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein-esque]] MadScientist with [[TheIgor his assistant Algore.]]

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** Al Gore: UsefulNotes/AlGore: "Algore" (said as one word). This comes from a parody which portrayed UsefulNotes/BillClinton as a [[Film/{{Frankenstein}} Dr. Frankenstein-esque]] MadScientist with [[TheIgor his assistant Algore.]]



** Congresswoman Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz.

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** Congresswoman and Democratic National Committee head Debbie "Blabbermouth" Schultz.



* TheLoinsSleepTonight apparently, since he got busted with 29 viagra pills (prescribed to somebody else) when returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic with 4 other men.

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* TheLoinsSleepTonight apparently, since he got busted with 29 viagra Viagra pills (prescribed to somebody else) when returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic with 4 other men.
7th May '16 6:04:06 PM SgtFrog1
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* InsistentTerminology: He consistently refers to the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] administration as "the Obama ''regime''" mostly to parody the lefties who used to (in some cases still do) refer to the Bush administration as "the Bush ''regime''." He also refers to Obama's inauguration as an "Immaculation".

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* InsistentTerminology: He consistently refers to the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] administration as "the Obama ''regime''" mostly to parody the lefties who used to (in some cases still do) refer to the Bush administration as "the Bush ''regime''." He also refers to Obama's inauguration as an "Immaculation"."Immaculation", a dig against people who thought voting for Obama would bring about world peace like he was the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
7th May '16 6:02:24 PM SgtFrog1
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** He has since given up smoking, even adding yet another CatchPhrase: ''"I have, right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers..."''

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** He has since given up smoking, even adding on cigarettes entirely, smoking only cigars. This adds on yet another CatchPhrase: ''"I have, right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers..."''
7th May '16 6:00:37 PM SgtFrog1
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** He has since given up smoking, even adding yet another CatchPhrase: ''"I have, right here in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers..."''
9th Mar '16 10:19:28 AM Hossmeister
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''TheSimpsons'' has Birch Barlow, and ''BeavisAndButthead'' has Gus Baker.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: ''TheSimpsons'' has Birch Barlow, and ''BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' has Gus Baker.
16th Feb '16 1:27:59 AM M84
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Harsh on drug abusers on his show, but turned out to be a prescription drug abuser himself.
16th Feb '16 1:27:33 AM M84
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Harsh on drug abusers on his show, but turned out to be a prescription drug abuser himself.
13th Jan '16 3:00:38 PM bannermanner
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* KickTheDog: Repeatadly attacked Chelsea Clinton ''while she was a child'' for her perceived ugliness.

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* KickTheDog: Repeatadly attacked Chelsea Clinton ''while while she was a child'' child for her perceived ugliness.
13th Jan '16 2:57:22 PM bannermanner
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* KickTheDog: Repeatadly attacked Chelsea Clinton ''while she was a child'' [[HypocriticalHumor for her perceived "ugliness"]].

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* KickTheDog: Repeatadly attacked Chelsea Clinton ''while she was a child'' [[HypocriticalHumor for her perceived "ugliness"]].ugliness.



* YouAreWhatYouHate:
** Rush was ''very'' outspoken on cracking down on drug addicts (and not in a "rehabilitate them" way) in the 1990s. Around ten years later, he was eventually nabbed for an Oxycontin addiction.
** He recently called OprahWinfrey "fat" despite the fact that until recently, he was quite hefty himself.
** During the recent gay marriage debate, he claims to support "family values", despite currently being married to his fourth wife (having been divorced three times) and having no children.

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* YouAreWhatYouHate:
** Rush was ''very'' outspoken on cracking down on drug addicts (and not in a "rehabilitate them" way) in the 1990s. Around ten years later, he was eventually nabbed for an Oxycontin addiction.
** He recently called OprahWinfrey "fat" despite the fact that until recently, he was quite hefty himself.
** During the recent gay marriage debate, he claims to support "family values", despite currently being married to his fourth wife (having been divorced three times) and having no children.

4th Jan '16 4:33:28 PM KYCubbie
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** For one particularly groan-inducing example, a listener called in to say that he had to take two showers after voting for Hillary Clinton during Operation Chaos. Limbaugh responded, "If you had followed my advice and gotten a Rinnai tankless water heater, you wouldn't have needed to take two showers. And I'll tell you why..."

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** For one particularly groan-inducing example, a listener called in to say that he had to take two showers after voting for Hillary Clinton during Operation Chaos. [[note]]Limbaugh's attempt to create chaos in the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries by encouraging listeners to vote (wherever possible) for the candidate who was trailing in the polls, thereby lengthening the process. It didn't work in the end.[[/note]] Limbaugh responded, "If you had followed my advice and gotten a Rinnai tankless water heater, you wouldn't have needed to take two showers. And I'll tell you why..."
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