Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mythmaker Limbaugh Says College Is Where "Hate Is Taught"

Some things are so inane on conservative talk radio that -- if not for the possibility of causing a traffic accident -- one might smack his head against the steering wheel in disbelief.

Today, Rush Limbaugh provided one of those moments.

A caller from Austin, Texas, remarked that some very brilliant people never completed college. Limbaugh agreed, noting that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and El Rushbo himself had never finished college. (It's one of the few times those three names would be considered "parallel.")

But then Limbaugh had to add some conservative mythmaking -- you know, the one about evil liberal professors indoctrinating innocents to hate the United States and all it stands for (cue the reference to Ward Churchill.)

"Where do you think hate is taught?" Limbaugh offered as he headed to commercial. "What do you think journalism school is all about?"

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Are there over-the-top liberal professors? Sure.

Are there over-the-top conservative professors? Sure.

Last time I checked, though, there weren't any professors teaching "How To Hate The United States" -- in journalism school or elsewhere.

What you do find on most college campuses are classes in political science, history, economics, sociology and other majors in which students are asked to question decisions made by our government. Quesitoning a decision -- be it the various elements of the New Deal, McCarthyism, the Vietnam War or supply-side economics -- does not make one a hater of the United States. Students protesting the Vietnam War a generation ago, Apartheid two decades ago, or the Iraq War now don't hate the United States -- even if they hate an individual decision made by its government.

That seems easy enough to understand. As easy to understand is the reality that while Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have become immensely successful in spite of lacking a college degree, there are also a seemingly endless number of failures -- people in dead-end jobs, the homeless, the imprisoned -- who also failed to graduate from college.

Picking two people at random -- three, including El Rushbo -- to make a point is simplistic. But that's the sort of inanity one should expect from conservative talk radio.

30 Comments:

Anonymous Buzz Clik said...

Limbaugh is as dense as a stone. And he hates colleges? Shocking!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Straight Shooter said...

Or as bush would say, "Colleges is where hate are taught."

9:34 PM  
Anonymous mike_c said...

no thanks-- I'll take your word for it....

I'd rather chew my arm off than listen to Rush Limbaugh, or read his transcripts, or whatever. He only matters if he has an audience. Just doin' my part to marginalize his wide ass.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous zidzi said...

4. That's okay, I just want to say that limpbaugh teaches hate and College is where you go to get a degree in what interests you so maybe you can make some money at it.

limpbaugh is so brain dead from all the drugs he scored that, of course, he wouldn't know that.

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Blue State Native said...

Is that what he's calling his radio show now, college? He teaches hate everyday he's on the air.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous stepnwlf said...

So Where'd He Learn His Hatred? Fucking asshole mindfuck! His money will mean shit eventually. Already lost his hearing in one ear.

9:38 PM  
Anonymous Anakin Skywalker said...

Poster Child for Family Values, He Is

A what? Thrice divorcee?

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anakin Skywalker said...

Rush Must've Had Boob Jones University in mind! Hate indeed. LOL

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Nikki Stone said...

But Rush didn't go to college. And he hates just fine.

9:40 PM  
Anonymous CatholicEdHead said...

He went one year (or semester) and dropped out

9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are right. Ward Churchill isnt hateful at all.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stepnwlf, you seem like a very loving and caring person. Not one bit of hatefulness in your post.

Blue State Native can you please back up your statement with facts.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You libs sure are peaceful.
http://www.kirotv.com/news/9765757/detail.html

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Libs are hypocrites said...

Funny thing... You libs have finally found a drug addict that you DON'T like!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Libs are hypocrites said...
Funny thing... You libs have finally found a drug addict that you DON'T like!

No, he is just one among many:
2. GWB - whose brain is mush because of it( he can not speak english - I know many foreigners who can speak better english)
3. Dickey Chaney - it causes him to not be able to shoot quail, only humans)
3. Majority of repuks who drink drug laced cool-aid - causes them to speak with forked tongue, repeat the same things over and over and over and over again, believe in leaders who lie to the American people and want to destroy our democratic form of government that is based upon dissent, free speech, and free thought.

Yea, it is real funny the shitey( Bush 's appropriate word) mess you repuks have gotten us into.

2:57 AM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Tsk tsk! Just "listen" to yourselves! You are everything that you wrongly accuse conservatives (AKA "Repuks") of being. Wake up and smell the REAL hatred!

2:15 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

trinity said...
Tsk tsk! Just "listen" to yourselves! You are everything that you wrongly accuse conservatives (AKA "Repuks") of being. Wake up and smell the REAL hatred!

Trinity - Tsk,Tsk you mean conservatives ( AKA "repuks") really love Democrats, Liberals, left-wingers and all non-conervatives. Do you mean repuks just spew nothing but love and we are so dumb that we just do not read it in your post. I have never read any hints of love, respect, caring, concern, postive comments or that old "Christian Love" from you or any repuke on these post. I read more hate from conservatives on these post toward all Americans that are non-conservative than I do for the "terrorist". I admit, I have no love at the moment for any conservative, neo-conservative, right wingers (all AKA "repuks"). I do not believe that repuks are doing things currently that is what is best for our nation. I am tired of the blowhard rhetoric about how patriotic, how American, the elementary name calling and the snobbey attitude from the repuks when I do not see any action that proves to me that any repuk is more patriotic than I am. You guys/gals speak or write about all of your qualities except tolerance, understanding, respect, and then in turn excoriate anyone that disagrees with your ideas of how to enjoy democracy.

As I have said on previous post, One of the goals of the "terrorist" is to cause hate among Americans and they have succeeded as well on this plan as they did on 911.

As I have also said on a previous post, this administration had complete cooperation and agreement after 911. But they decided to use 911 to consolidate their power ( become King and his court), serve the wealthy and big business and separate the U. S. into those that will follow them with total obedience, like sheep and those that follow Warren Jeffs, and those that will not follow without a huge amount of oversight. I choose to follow with a lot of oversight, which I did for Clinton and all previous Presidents.

I can understand why repuks love America because I have the same love. There are just different ways to show the love for America. Once you repuks grow up and smell the real meaning of democracy, then we will again be a united America.

2:19 AM  
Anonymous trinity said...

whoop4467 said...
"I have never read any hints of love, respect, caring, concern, postive comments or that old "Christian Love" from you or any repuke on these post."


Whoop, I take exception to that comment of yours. I do not believe that I am hateful in my posts, and when I do respond to someone with a touch of impatience and/or sarcasm, it's very likely because I was responding to some less than polite, less than accurate, or downright ignorant comments that provoked me. I try to treat people with respect, unless they fail to show respect to me first. Then I may just get a bit testy with them.

As far as the rest of your rant, it's simply way too cliche for me to respond to. It's the same old whiney mantra that makes up the liberal talking points, and it's really getting old.

One more thing. Many of you guys are way too defensive when the subject of patriotism comes up. If you know in your heart that you are patriotic, then why in God's name do you feel you must go around declaring it to anyone who will listen?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

I would also like to go on record saying that I agree with Rush that much of what is taught in today's universities is truly very anti-American, anti-capitalist, and even socialistic.

The fact that liberals apparently cannot see this, is akin to their inability to recognize the sometimes subtle, sometimes blatant liberal bias that exists in MSM today.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Whoop4467 said...

trinity said... I do not believe that I am hateful in my posts, and when I do respond to someone with a touch of impatience and/or sarcasm, it's very likely because I was responding to some less than polite, less than accurate, or downright ignorant comments that provoked me. I try to treat people with respect, unless they fail to show respect to me first. Then I may just get a bit testy with them.


What I read of most of your post is due to your provoked testiness of what you think are ignorant comments because they do not agree with you on any idea, especialy politics and anything about this corrupt, lying conniving Bush administration. There are just simply smart people that disagree with each other and when it comes to opinion, there is no absolute truth. I do not fault you for feeling in your heart that you do not exude hate, but I personally read disrespect and hate in your post, not that it matters to you what I think.

trinity said... Many of you guys are way too defensive when the subject of patriotism comes up. If you know in your heart that you are patriotic, then why in God's name do you feel you must go around declaring it to anyone who will listen?

I guess this is the natural tendency to defend oneself when constanly being falsely accused about a sensitve feeling as not being patriotic especially from a group that is cetainly not showing their patriotism as I have noted by their low enlistment numbers. The hatred between Democrats and Republicans is worse than I have seen it in my almost 63 yrs ( but more recently since GWB and his cronies have declared themselves to be King and his court). I think of most repuks as slightly milder clones of the SUPER hate mongers Ann Coulter and Russ Liebaugh.

I will then ask you why repuks declare their patriotism so boastfully and so often if they already know it in their hearts??

trinity said I would also like to go on record saying that I agree with Rush that much of what is taught in today's universities is truly very anti-American, anti-capitalist, and even socialistic.


Now this says a lot about you if you agree with this bullshit from Russ. I teach at a community college and I only teach my students Physics and the love of learning. I recommend you go and visit a classroom a few times before you continue spewing Russ's bullshit. My son and daughter have graduated within the last 6 years and they have no knowledge of this during their education. I had my two kids thinking the Republicans were the party when they were growing up and now I and my wife are trying our best to un-do our mistake ( it did not work in 2004 because my son told me he voted for Bush - but now says he will vote differently in 2006). It takes some of us a little longer to read the tea leaves about the destructive nature of your political thinking and those of the followers of the Ann Coulter and Russ Liebaugh hate mongers mold.

It is obvious you are not going to change me and I am not going to change you. The best we can do is respect each other as human beings and a product of God with different views of politics. Have a nice day Trinity.

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoop4467 said...
"I do not fault you for feeling in your heart that you do not exude hate, but I personally read disrespect and hate in your post, not that it matters to you what I think."


Well, you're certainly right about that, Whoop, but only because you try to make up in liberal cliched talking points what you lack in cold hard facts. You're right. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but not to their own set of facts.

And if I were you, Whoop, before I accused others of being hateful and disrespectful, I would re-read my own posts to see if perhaps you might try to be a little more respectful towards conservatives yourself. You might start by stopping the use of the word "repuks", since you feel you are so above it all. That doesn't sound all that respectful to me. But of course, I'm sure you think it's okay when YOU engage in it, right? It's different somehow.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Posted too quickly. That's my post above.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

And it's "Rush" Limbaugh, btw.

5:08 PM  
Blogger maxcat06 said...

Critical thought is taught at universities...that is hateful to many
radio show hosts and Bush administration members. To others, it's called free speech and freedom of the press; i.e., The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
Funny thing; the conservatives used to love those documents.

8:27 PM  
Blogger anna lourdes said...

Yes, Rush is brash. Rush is controversial. Rush is sometimes loose with his commentary. But he's a red blooded American who wants the best for this country. Just like me.

12:57 AM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

Trinity said... And if I were you, Whoop, before I accused others of being hateful and disrespectful, I would re-read my own posts to see if perhaps you might try to be a little more respectful towards conservatives yourself. You might start by stopping the use of the word "repuks", since you feel you are so above it all. That doesn't sound all that respectful to me. But of course, I'm sure you think it's okay when YOU engage in it, right? It's different somehow.

Trinity - most of the post on these boards are opinions, including yours. When I use facts I state them, like the % of repuks that are enlisting in the military and other references from books that I read. I do not make up facts and you know that. I have admitted that at present I do not like repuks and the feeling is mutual from repuks to "liberals" ( a word repuks use to denigrate anyone that disagrees with them or says any disparaging remark about their King George.

When I try to explain my hateful (only to repuks) remarks or defend my thinking, I get remarks from repuks like:
1. We do not need your resume - this is a blog, not an application for a job.
2. Whoop stop your whinning, only repuks can whine.
3. Whoop your an idiot
4. Whoop your on drugs
5. Whoop your are uneducated
6. Whoop you must be a "liberal" with several adjectives.

How many times must I turn my cheeks before you repuks stop spinning your facts(or opinions) and have an honest debate on Iraq, the gay question, gay marriage or civil unions, abortion and answer my question why have so few of you not enlisted in the military to show you mean what you say. In my opinion, your stands on the morality issues are simply for policital gains and not the real morality of the issues.

I will show respect when you repuks stop playing the game "I'm ok but your not ok"; but it still will not make me like or respect GWB.

1:12 AM  
Anonymous trinity said...

It just seems so juvenile when you are interacting with the same people on the blog.

For instance, I might use the term "looney libs" from time to time, when opining about something they've done or said that I think is off the charts naive or dumb, but I'm still capable of writing the word "libs" without always feeling compelled to preface it with the word "looney". It just seems a bit inane to overuse the adjective like that. It kind of loses it's desired effect.

But hey, whoop! It's your post and it goes without saying that you're free to disregard my constructive criticism. Carry on! Why would you want to take advice from such a hateful person such as myself anyhow? :rolleyes:

12:05 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

whoop4467 said...
"I have admitted that at present I do not like repuks and the feeling is mutual from repuks to "liberals" ( a word repuks use to denigrate anyone that disagrees with them or says any disparaging remark about their King George."


Whoop, that is a flawed analogy. "Repukes" is a mutation of the name of my Party, which is Republican. "Liberals" is a word that describes your political ideology. Republican doesn't describe my ideology. "Conservative" does.

If you are a liberal, then for heaven's sake, whoop, be a proud liberal. Why would you be insulted by that? You can call me a conservative all day and all night long, and I would never get insulted or try to run away from the label. I am a proud conservative.

Also, you keep trying to make some point about republicans not enlisting in the military, and for the life of me, I have no idea what you are talking about.

Obviously, somewhere along the line you heard or read something that misinformed you about this issue. Just because some of us are past the age of enlisting in the military, doesn't mean that our younger family members and/or children of friends are not enlisting. Who on earth do you think is enlisting? Sons and daughters of the pointy-headed liberal university professors or the MSM?

My niece's fiance is in the Marines. My neighbor and friend's son has recently enlisted in the Marines. Some of my second cousins, the children of my cousins who themselves were military, are now serving their country. My sister is retired U.S.A.F. My youngest brother just retired last year from the U.S.A.F., having served in the first Gulf War. So what the heck are you talking about? I'd really love to know.

12:35 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

Oh, and just as an aside.....Make sure you all tune in to Katie Couric's CBS Evening News on Thursday evening. Rush Limbaugh will be given a short segment (90 seconds) to express his hard-hitting views to an audience that he doesn't usually reach. lol You won't want to miss this. ;)

4:55 PM  

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