October 26, 2006

Limbaugh: Gaelic For "Loud-Mouth Ass-Munch"

Did you guys see the latest quote from Rush Limbaugh? Regarding the television spots actor (and Parkinson's disease sufferer) Michael J. Fox recorded in support of Democratic candidates supporting stem cell research, Rush stated:

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act. . . . This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

In making his bold, insightful observation, Rush has confirmed some of my very secret controversial beliefs. I think I'm finally read to share. See, I've always suspected that Christopher Reeve was exaggerating the whole quadriplegic thing to spread awareness of the dangers of equestrian events (not to mention the Curse of Superman). I'm pretty sure that Ray Charles could really see. He was obviously just trying to bump his career. Stevie Wonder was, in fact, Ray's table-tennis partner. Those mentally handicapped kids? Secret attempt to promote the "short bus" as an alternative means of transportation. And I would so be tearing all of Stephen Hawking's theories of the universe to shreds if he wasn't in that funky wheelchair. That's clearly the only reason people are buying it.

Rush is one crazy motherfucker. I have a really helpful suggestion for him. The next time he sees something that begs for his comment, invites one of his little quips, I suggest that he keep his big, fat oxycontin-popping mouth shut. Better yet, he should jam something in his pie-hole that would keep him from making an ass of himself. Maybe shove Ann Coulter in there.

Posted by Chris at October 26, 2006 07:15 AM

Well said!

Add this to the list....my son is secretly faking that he can't use his left hand just so he can score more babes!

Posted by: Nanette at October 26, 2006 07:25 AM

I don't listen to nor do I read Limbaugh. He is an ass and I don't listen to asses. Unless they are of the four legged non human variety.

His comment just proves that he is an ass, has been an ass in a previous life, and will probably be an ass for a very lone time if not forever. May the gods have mercy on his assy soul!

Posted by: Red at October 26, 2006 07:27 AM

"He is exaggerating the effects of the disease. He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act. . . . This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

Not sure which TV slot this was; I'm sure since that shocking day when his illness was announced to the world there have been a few. I know full well that when he addressed the public regarding the importance of the research for the first time that he did not take his medication. Why did he not do that, Mr Rush Limbaugh? TO SHOW HOW FUCKING BAD IT COULD BE, YOU STUPID BASTARD! He went up there and talked about it, suffering greatly as he did, highlighting the dangers, and how sometimes the medicine didn't work, and how there were hundreds of people not as fortunate as him, not as famous, not as rich, and how much those people suffered far more than he on a daily basis simply because there was not enough yet discovered, not enough yet known, not enough yet that could be done to help. And you are claiming him to be a FAKE??

I read his autobiograhy. I read the reports surrounding him. I saw the footage. He is trying to make his fame and fortune count for those suffering as he does now, for those who don't have enough money to make it count themselves, and for you to say the stupid, ignorant and downright fucking ludicrous things you said does nothing but make me certain that not only is Michael J Fox is more of a man than you will ever be, but also that you are a disgrace of a human being.

...Sorry about that, Chris. End rant.

Posted by: Alice at October 26, 2006 07:36 AM

Brilliant. And now I have to clean the Red Bull off my moniter and keyboard from that last comment. My half asleep brain didnt see it coming.

Posted by: Lisa at October 26, 2006 07:41 AM

Hear freakin' hear!

especially the Ann Coulter part (shudder)

Posted by: cristin at October 26, 2006 07:47 AM

the man has no shame and no soul, which i guess explains the no shame part. whenever i listen to him i am amazed anyone believes anything he says and it hurts my head to actually consider that there are in fact many who think this man speaks the truth. i can't wrap my brain around it.

Posted by: pea at October 26, 2006 07:48 AM

Yes, Ann Coulter would fill the hole nicely. Good suggestion.

Posted by: Alissa at October 26, 2006 07:49 AM

Yes, what an ass.

Posted by: Heather at October 26, 2006 07:50 AM

Hee. Ann Coulter. I hate everyone. Fuckers.

Posted by: Leah at October 26, 2006 07:55 AM

I WHOLE heartedly agree... and what scares me more than what a WINDBAG ASS Rush L. is... is that there are people out there that (gasp) agree with him and listen to him
I shudder to think about those people...

Posted by: Stephanie at October 26, 2006 07:57 AM

Oh how I wish I could magically inject him with a debilitating disease and then by some miracle he would understand what a asshat he is.

Don't you worry, I have my chemistry set up and running.

Why? WHY are people like this allowed to freely roam the planet???????

Posted by: Wicked H at October 26, 2006 07:58 AM

My grandfather died of Parkinson's. I am so angry at Rush Limbaugh for being such an ass hat. It's such a terrible disease and having seen someone die from it I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

Posted by: E :) at October 26, 2006 08:00 AM

He might be able to get most of Ann Coulter up there... He might stuggle a bit when her huge adam's apple goes in, but he could probably do it.

Posted by: Zach at October 26, 2006 08:19 AM

It's endlessly disappointing when people like Rush say such uninformed, inflammatory things.

Posted by: Jenn at October 26, 2006 08:58 AM

Seriously, I knew Rush Limbaugh was a jackass, but what the hell is wrong with him? He's raised loudmouthed idiocy to a whole new level.

Posted by: bad penguin at October 26, 2006 09:00 AM

Well said. I even think Ann Coulter would fit just nicely in there.

And for the record? MY son rides the "shortbus" because unlike the other buses, it provides door-to-door service and he looks like a rockstar instead of cattle. :)

And in my perfect world, no one picks on him for it.

Isn't Mr. Limbaugh's 15 minutes long up by now?


Posted by: Shash at October 26, 2006 09:13 AM

I guess since Rush chowed down all those oxycotins that makes him an expert at medications and all of a sudden an MD. His comment just makes me want to wish some Parkinson's on him, which is awful, but what he said, regardless if he apologized or not, is just as cruel as the disease itself.

Posted by: Michelle at October 26, 2006 09:19 AM

Okay, you know I just hate all your liberal B.S. but you are spot on here. I think he did apologize but still...

Posted by: linda at October 26, 2006 09:21 AM

Yeah, when I heard about that, I was livid. What an ass.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at October 26, 2006 09:26 AM

People pay to watch that shit. And they buy Ann Coulter's books. And then they make elections about gay marriage and abortion because they have "values."



Posted by: Jonathon at October 26, 2006 09:27 AM

I think RL must be in a drug induced coma and is speaking out of his butt this time (actually always). I don't even waste my time listening to him. Wouldn't have even known about this if it wasn't for making the news. What with all of the bad stuff going around these days is that all MSNBC can come up with...who gives a care what that numwad thinks anyway.
OKay enough said now...I am so outta here.
Bravo for you Chris for speaking up against that old fart. Makes me ashamed to be old now..LOL

Posted by: Pat (Trish) at October 26, 2006 09:41 AM

I try very hard to ignore him but sometimes he makes it impossible. Our fairly conservative CBS channel no longer carries his show; not because they object but because he didn't have enough viewers. Made my day.

I didn't think he could be more of an ass than he already is. I was wrong.

My oldest rides the "short bus" too. I wonder if stem cell research will ever find a cure for cerebral palsy (which she's probably faking just to get attention).

Posted by: ann adams at October 26, 2006 09:42 AM

The drawback of our personal freedoms. The bizarre thing is if we don't react to morons like him, we remove all the power they have. Yet we still comment 'in defense of'...

And the cycle goes on and he still gets his 15min.


Posted by: DavidR at October 26, 2006 09:42 AM

I really, really, REALLY hope that Karma exists and I really, really, REALLY hope it bites him in the ass. Hard. And leaves teeth marks.

Posted by: candace at October 26, 2006 09:47 AM

I think that Ann Coulter would be too small. Rush has a mouth the size of Texas. Dear ol' Ann would just disappear.

On a side note, I got to drive a short bus once, when I worked at a Boys and Girls Club. It was every bit as fun as I thought that it would be. :P

Posted by: Hope at October 26, 2006 09:51 AM

Occasionally you say something that I can get totally behind. This is one of them. Of course I have always disliked Rush and in the last few years he has proven to me that my dislike is not wasted!

Posted by: Jeff A at October 26, 2006 09:53 AM

Oh, and Rush never apologized. He made it very clear on his show that he stands by what he said and that he has no intention of ever apologizing. What an ass.

Posted by: Hope at October 26, 2006 09:54 AM

Apparently Rush and Fred Phelps were bunkmates at psycho camp once upon a time . . .

Posted by: Betti at October 26, 2006 10:07 AM

Oooh, oooh, my Rush Limbaugh joke has become relevant again!

What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenberg? One's a flaming Nazi gasbag... the other's just a dirigible!

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at October 26, 2006 10:08 AM

It's all about getting attention since nobody was paying attention to him any more. He reminds me of a child who does something wrong to get attention because negative attention is better than no attention. Most people outgrow this behavior when they become adults.

And don't get me started on the morons who listen to him.

Posted by: Carolyn at October 26, 2006 10:18 AM

Rush Limbaugh is a big tool bag with all the sensitivity of a sandpaper backrub. I walked away from someone at a party recently when they said they liked to listen to him. My husband asked me why I was rude - I thought it better to walk away than call them an idiot.

Posted by: Sue at October 26, 2006 10:21 AM

Ann Coulter just spoke at our local university. After an hour of bashing liberals as "godless" and without morals, a student audience member asked how she would recommend approaching a paper for a professor whose views were clearly liberal and who this student believed rewarded liberal viewpoints in his students' work with good grades.

She told him to lie.

Because, you know, that would be the moral Christian thing to do and all.

Right up there with verbally attacking a man with Parkinson's disease.

If heaven is going to be full of these f#cktards, I would rather be a godless heathen.

Posted by: krystyn at October 26, 2006 10:27 AM

I totally agree. My dad and I were talking about Rush this weekend. He's a fan (being a straight and narrow kind of conservative) but doesn't agree with some things Rush says or does. He hasn't really been as much of a fan since the whole drug addiction thing though. We were laughing about how Rush got arrested or whatever for having Viagra in his luggage that wasn't prescribed directly to him. He said it was so that no one would be able to link the prescription to him and say that he needed it. Yeah. That backfired.

Posted by: Jessie at October 26, 2006 10:33 AM

What is really sad, is that Rush has to say something like this to get publicity. I mean this is the same dude that, I believe, was hooked on prescription drugs, and had other very negative life choices that saw him drop in popularity. Now, get speaks his foolish mind and it gets picked up everywhere.

I can see the book title now, "Rush Limbaugh - Rant of an insane man". Number one on the NY Times bestsellers list.

The real way to deal with this is to make a point or take a stand. We know he's an idiot, so stop watching / listening to him. Remove him from the spotlight.

Just my thoughts...

Posted by: UrbanDaddy at October 26, 2006 10:43 AM

Perhaps the only thing more frightening than what that moron says is that my dad was given his audio tapes for Christmas one year and was completely thrilled.

Posted by: kim at October 26, 2006 10:57 AM

I totally agree!

Posted by: Cindy at October 26, 2006 11:11 AM

Oh Republicans. Damn you. I try so hard to defend you to other people and then you do shit like this. Arrrgh. Where's John McCain right now? seriously? Where?

Posted by: andy at October 26, 2006 11:12 AM


(says the chick who's uncle died of Parkinsons)

Posted by: Elaine at October 26, 2006 11:15 AM

oh boy. i live in missouri where this amendment to officially approve stem cell use has caused one giant shit storm. i am so sick of the commercials on both sides. the main thing is that jim talent, the republican canidate for govenor, and claire mcaskill, the democratic candiate, are on opposite sides of the issue. these people don't really care about the issue- they are using it as a political platform. rush limbaugh took it to a whole new level of sliminess yesterday with his comments on Michael J Fox and i bet swayed at least a few voters to vote for the amendment protecting stem cell research simply because he was arguing for it. his idiocy brought more attention to the lies being spewn by opponents of the amendment. keep on talkin rush, you may get the amendement passed!

Posted by: kimblahg at October 26, 2006 11:18 AM

oh and there is karma- rush has to take viagra to keep it up and went deaf from abusing oxycontin that he extorted from his maid. next up, parkinson's disease. oh, and i think his mouth would be the wrong place to shove ann coulter, she would proably fit better in his fat ass. /end rant.

Posted by: kimblahg at October 26, 2006 11:27 AM

Did Rush Limbaugh change the discussion from stem-cell research and its necessity to "he's faking"?

He's slime. But he could be a lot less stupid, and a lot more evilly brilliant than people want to admit. Smoke and mirrors.

Just saying.

Posted by: alektra at October 26, 2006 11:27 AM

I hate Rush Limbaugh. Didn't he get busted illegaly obtaining pain meds?....Ass......If there is one person I hate more than Rush, it's Ann Coulter.

Posted by: Kyle I at October 26, 2006 11:45 AM

Oh. F*ck. You. Limbaugh. >:(

Thanks for the post. The surge of anger seems to have driven out the light hangover I'm having.

Posted by: Oakley at October 26, 2006 11:49 AM

I got all teary when I saw Michael on tv. It's so heartbreaking. :\

Posted by: Stacey at October 26, 2006 11:50 AM

What do you expect from a duplicitous asswipe who excoriates others for drug use...meanwhile he's obtaining enough Oxycontin (meeting up in a Denny's parking lot) to put an entire herd of buffalo to sleep. That's the GOP..."Do as I say, not as I do".

Posted by: wordgirl at October 26, 2006 11:51 AM

No, no, no. Ann would enjoy that WAY too much.

Posted by: heels at October 26, 2006 12:07 PM

I just rolled my eyes when I heard this.

But I swear I saw Stevie Wonder driving on 101 the other day.

Posted by: statia at October 26, 2006 12:07 PM

OMG some people should not be alowed to speak!

Posted by: VVV at October 26, 2006 12:10 PM

I could not agree more. Maybe next time he'll choke on his happy pills.

Posted by: Heather at October 26, 2006 12:14 PM

Omigod. I was thinking, as I was reading, which I am wont to do, though mostly only when sitting down, that he needed to be locked in a cage with Ann Coulter for a few millennia. Then I got to your last sentence! Great minds think alike, of course.

So, I am totally in agreement, except about which orifice Coulter needs to be shoved into. Though the reverse image is also rather gratifying, not to mention a whole lot more gruesome.

Posted by: bhd at October 26, 2006 12:35 PM

Well, I was gonna suggest super glue. But Ann Coulter works too. Two birds with one stone theory.

Posted by: Traci at October 26, 2006 12:35 PM

I was going to post my own comment here, but fortunatly I ran across this instead:

"Ani Difranco, in her song '32 Flavors,' says that she is a poster girl with no poster, she is 32 flavors and then some, and she is beyond our peripheral vision, so we might want to turn our heads, because some day we're gonna get hungry and eat all of the words we just said. And just about everbody I know loves those lines because they speak of heaven and hope and the idea that some day a King will come and dictate, through some mystical act of love, an existence in which everybody has to eat their own words because we won't be allowed to judge each other on the surface of things anymore. And this fills me with hope."

Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz

Posted by: Rendered at October 26, 2006 01:39 PM

Everyone has something wrong with them. Some disease, problem, something...

It's very unfortunate when someone whose ailment is that they're too stupid to realize this, and even more unfortunate when that person manages to get himself a captive audience.

Posted by: Adam at October 26, 2006 01:40 PM

Oh, fuck this motherfucker. I'm scared there are actually people who listen to and believe in the bullshit spewing forth from his asshat mouth.


Posted by: Fraulein N at October 26, 2006 02:05 PM

Can you hear it? Its an Auditorium full of clapping Rude Cactus readers!!!! Nicely put my friend!!! Shut that Pie Hole! LOL

Posted by: CJ at October 26, 2006 02:06 PM

I bet Dubya is in fact a very smart man!

Posted by: Nadine at October 26, 2006 02:21 PM

oh man...the visual... ann coulter... stuffed in pie hole. hopefully face first so we can't hear anything she says either.

Posted by: jodi at October 26, 2006 02:38 PM

Maybe Rush should go back on HIS medication.. ;)

I had a teacher in 5th grade who thought I was faking a Diabetic Insulin Reaction to get out of a test. That didn't go over real well.

Posted by: molly at October 26, 2006 02:59 PM

Well put. Way to charcterize how ridiculous they are getting...anyone else seem to think that Rush Limbaugh and Anne Coulter are the same person? LOL. If not, that's a HELL of a two-headed monster....

Posted by: Michelle at October 26, 2006 02:59 PM

Notice how other Right-doozies jumped up to make his obvious idiocy ok. Sad. How about that weeks before the election they have discovered both WMD and Al-Queda ties in Iraq. What a coincidence. When do you think the disclaimer will come out?

Posted by: Gillian at October 26, 2006 03:08 PM

Oh that last line was the greatest. You know Rush just loves to open his mouth and spew evil into the world. Plus, he can't stand someone to be in the public eye, if he's not involved, so he has to make it all about him.

Posted by: Melissa at October 26, 2006 03:54 PM

ay yi yi...that's all I can say. That and Ugh.

Posted by: carrster at October 26, 2006 05:19 PM

You gotta wonder about a person that could even utter something like that. I'm suprised he's against stem cell research--he needs to find a way to replace some of his own brain cells that were exhausted in his oxycotin binges. I think his making those remarks was a result of neuron misfirings.

And I'm sorry, but I thought Ann Coulter already had her nose up her party's ass. She's up to her shoulders in shit.

"Gaelick for 'Loud-Mouth Ass-Munch'"?? You kill me!

(wow. I just re-read this...don't know where that rage came from, but if felt good.)

Posted by: kristen at October 26, 2006 05:51 PM

I never realized Gaelic was such a colourful language.


Posted by: Allan at October 26, 2006 06:21 PM

Amber told me she loves your titles. (Allan and I are at her house in Scotland right now). So now all three of us are reading your blog entry at the same time.

And Amber and I are IMing each other from across the room.

PS: Great entry.

Posted by: Alison at October 26, 2006 06:22 PM

Hi... You and Beth wanna join us for a bottle of Red?

Posted by: Amber at October 26, 2006 06:25 PM

Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles and table tennis partners made me giggle. Does that make me a bad person?

I used to sing to myself in my car on my way home from work in Japan because the only English radio station played Rush's show for my entire commute. Followed by Diane Ream on NPR. The swing from right to left made me dizzy.

Posted by: Annie at October 26, 2006 06:33 PM

Amen! Rush should research his subjects a bit more before speaking. He accused MJF of going off his meds to appear shakier. But it's just the opposite. What an idiot.


Posted by: Lisa G at October 26, 2006 06:51 PM

Yep, that Michael J. Fox commercial is all over the airwaves here in StL. The Senate race here is very close, and Fox has put his weight behind the Democrat Claire McCaskill because she supports the stem cell amendment that is also on the November ballot. Fox didn't have to do a commmercial for a candidate in Missouri but he apparently felt that the stem cell issue was too important to ignore.

Limbaugh, on the other hand, only cares about himself and his ratings. This is the same guy who a couple of years ago was fired from ESPN for saying, and I'm paraphrasing here, that the only reason Donovan McNabb was a starting quarterback in the NFL was because he was black. He is a complete asshat and the fact that anyone even cares what he says anymore proves that we need change in this country come November.

Posted by: Beth in StL at October 26, 2006 06:58 PM

Everyone's said it more eloquently than I, especially you! But wow. No, maybe he didn't take his meds, you low down scum sucking son of a bitch. How bout you come off yours for a while and see how the rest of the world lives? How dare he criticize anyone for being honest both in their illness and their beliefs. Many people use their platforms for far worse things than Parkinson's research! Michael J Fox is a good man, doing good things, and Limbaugh is nothing but a pill popping pompous ass.

Posted by: Heather at October 26, 2006 07:42 PM

there is nothing more to be said...

i just shake my head at the idiocy of politicians in general, and rush in particular...

Posted by: suze at October 26, 2006 10:45 PM

Wow. I didn't hear about that until I read it here. My sentiments exactly about him.

I guess Rush exaggerates his addiction to food and oxycontin too. I mean come on. Apparently addiction isn't a disease either, based on his analysis, right?

I hope you don't mind that I link to his entry from my site. It's well written and I'm just really uninspired today.

Posted by: Chris at October 27, 2006 12:02 AM

The only thing that may have made me angrier than Rush's asshat statement... Matt Lauer defending it saying, "Didn't Rush just say, what we all were thinking?"

Please don't you ever dare attempt to speak for me Matt, you little freakin' slimeball.

I am sad that I was not the first to point out that Ann(orexic) Coulter would be not much more than a bite size morsel for "The mouth that bored"

Posted by: Latte Man at October 27, 2006 09:04 AM

I've never seen such a shameless display of insecurity. Rush clearly feels threatened in some way by the advocacy of Michael and the fact that he's coming from a sincere, totally respectable place - something Rush, himself, isn't capable of. He must have gotten picked on a lot as a kid, called "fatso" or whatever. Also, who said Michael was a victim? Cetainly not the actor! Rush is the one to use those words, more proof of his blatant jealousy.

Posted by: you da mom at October 27, 2006 01:37 PM

Yeah, I just heard about this today and watched Michael J. Fox's interview with Katie Couric about it. I never thought this was even possible to say, but Limbaugh went too far, even for him. What an ass.

Posted by: Kristen at October 27, 2006 01:38 PM

Oh please do shove Ann Coulter in there. That'd be two goals in one shot.

Posted by: Dee at October 27, 2006 07:30 PM

Wheeewwwww! Whewww!

Ok. I just had to stand up and clap for you!

Well said!

Posted by: Lisa B at October 29, 2006 01:31 AM

I feel the same way about Rush Limbaugh as I do about Geraldo. They should both take a long walk off a short pier.

Oh, and did I mention - into a pit of aligators.

Posted by: Evil Genius at October 29, 2006 08:42 PM