Thursday, May 07, 2009


Rush Limbaugh, the Fat Anal Cyst, has never shown any concern about those who are going through rough times because of the recession, or as more wise people call it, depression.
He has never concerned himself with those who have lost their homes, or their jobs. That doesn't bother him in the least.

The other night the Fat Anal Cyst addressed the Presidents Club Dinner which is a meeting of wealthy donors and supporters of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. He was bragging how the recession has had no effect on him, which it probably hasn't because of his $400 million contract with Clear Channel Communications. It has effected others who are, or were, employed by Clear Channel.

From Think Progress via Alter Net:

Let Them Eat Cake: Limbaugh Mocks Recession During Speech to Wealthy Right-Wing Donors

Rush Limbaugh came to Washington, D.C. to address the President’s Club Dinner, a meeting of wealthy donors and supporters of the Heritage Foundation. The audience included Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), as well as various millionaire trustees of the Heritage Foundation, like Thomas Saunders.

After more or less reprising his radio show routine, Limbaugh went on to brag about his $400 million contract with Clear Channel Communications. As he continued to gloat about his show’s success, Limbaugh mocked the idea that Americans are suffering, noting, “I’ve never had financially a down year” despite the “supposed” recession:

LIMBAUGH: But during all this growth I haven’t lost any audience. I’ve never had financially a down year. There’s supposedly a recession, but we’ve got - what is this May? Back in February we already had 102% of 2008 overbooked for 2009. [applause] So I always believed that if we’re going to have a recession, just don’t participate. [laughter]

Listen here:

Limbaugh is no stranger to belittling the poor and dismissing the economic troubles of others. In March, Limbaugh scoffed at a question on homeless children, asking, “Would somebody tell me the last time you saw a kid sleeping under a bridge?

As Media Matters reported, even Limbaugh’s employer Clear Channel is struggling under the weight of the recession. Already this year, Clear Channel has “shed nearly 3,000 employees, or 12 percent of its workforce.” While Limbaugh jets around the country in his $54 million Gulfstream G550, laughing off the recession, does he even realize that his own bloated contract is contributing to the rising unemployment rate?

Sounds to me like 3,000 employees of Clear Channel had to lose their jobs so the Fat Anal Cyst could get overpaid!


themom said...

I'm all for ANYONE who is prescribed Oxycontin - to each send him a couple of pills...maybe he will OD. Fat bastard!

A World Quite Mad said...

"Let them eat cake" is an apt title... historically, we know what happened with that.

Disenfranchise the poor for too long, and you have some serious problems on your hands.

Grandpa Eddie said...

themom - Sounds like a excellent idea. I don't have a 'script for those though so count me out.

Maybe we can get someone to send the fat bastard some of "the brown acid."

Grandpa Eddie said...

AWQM - Seems like the Anal Cyst doesn't remember his history very well.

ZIRGAR said...

I am so livid over this it took me several minutes to calm down just to write how livid it made me. What an unconscionable prick this "man" is. Unbelievable.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I hear ya, ZIRGAR! I got so pissed when I first read that that my coffee cup almost ended up in the monitor....which I instantly thought better of, 'cause the Mrs would not have liked that.

Sidhe said...

I'm with you and ZIRGAR, I cannot stand this absolute hypocrite. I cannot fathom that there are actually citizens of this country that are actually so stupid that they like him, particularly the elected members of the GOP that feel that they have to apologize for offending a freaking "radio personality" if that's what you call it...

Grandpa Eddie said...

Sidhe - I would say it's sad, but it's more like sick that these supposed leaders of the GOP kiss the ass of a blowhard hiding behind a microphone.

David Aquarius said...

3000 employees lost their jobs.

Well, if each one of them were to get their pound of flesh from Limpballs, it would just about come out even.

Grandpa Eddie said...

David - I think if each of those 3000 former employees each took a pound of flesh there would still be way too much of the anal cyst left over.