1. mIKEM says

    wow! the republican national party is being lead by someone who clearly needs to work with a psychologist … a man with serious issues is leading a party with no issues.

  2. Meade says

    The fact that he uses the word ‘dyke’ as if it’s a respectful and correct term for lesbians just betrays his ignorance. I find it pretty ironic that he thinks he has a finger on America’s pulse by saying all of his hateful thing when really he’s just as in touch as someone living under a rock. His number will be up soon and then we can all rest a little easier knowing that Rush will be going to meet his maker and will have to explain why he was so hateful, close minded, and disgusting.

  3. michael says

    Unbelievably juvenile. Let’s make jokes with homonyms, like we did in 4th grade! (No, literally, we did.)

    Wait… homonym has “homo” in it. Dammit, new word needed. Perhaps “similarly sounding contingencies?”

  4. Matt says

    While I think this man is a moron in all ways, you can’t tell me you haven’t thought of dykes when they say that word. I mean, obviously making fun of it its insensitive, but he’s only verbalizing what everyone already thinks.

    In all honesty I think everyone needs to stop being so offended by what morons like Rush Limbaugh and Bill ORiley say.

  5. SteveS says

    It’s sad that it doesn’t occur to him not to use the word “dyke” when referring to a lesbian instead.

  6. clint says

    Actually no, I don’t think of lesbians when the context is clear, mostly because I don’t think about lesbians very much at all, nor use the word “dy/ike” very often either. That word conjures up images of Holland and the sea far more than lesbians, in my mind.
    Regardless, thats the word for earthen mounds to keep out water. Use it as such and get over it.

  7. sam says

    his days in both broadcasting and life are numbered. as miserable as he is, he can’t last much longer.

  8. TANK says

    You might be surprised at how long he may live. He’s loaded, and has enough to purchase the most expensive procedures and treatments medical science has to offer to extend his life indefinitely…and he will. He’ll continue on for quite some time to come, I’d say. It’s true, as well…that awful people are like resilient bacteria.

    This is so unsurprising that any generic condemnation will do.

  9. rudy says

    Keep talking Rush Lamefool. The more you spew your juvenile “analysis” the more obvious your lack of intelligence and your homophobia become (yes, a redundancy). Fewer and fewer people will want to be associated with you and your imbecilic “opinions”.

  10. says

    Hmmm…well, being that the country has been talking about “gay marriage” so much the past several years, I guess by his standard gays should now own the word “marriage” and he should be fighting to change the world straight marriage.

  11. Clay says

    “Nappy-headed hoes” (apologies for repeating the term) result in Imus biting the dust, for a while. What are the nuts and bolts of a complaint to the FCC?

  12. Josh says

    Can we just stop getting upset and outraged by this guy? I feel like we have a very immature relationship with him. I feel like he’s the big fat kid who picks on you in school and then your parents tell you to ignore him and he eventually goes away. I’m not saying he’s going to go away if we stop listening, but I do think his popularity and thus authority will go down.

  13. Sean says

    “Whoops — forgot one.

    ‘Morbidly obese [drug-]addicted closet queen.’

    I think that covers it.”

    Why do we accuse hateful and unwholesome men of being gay and closeted? They don’t merit that distinction. We only hurt ourselves by pretending they’re like us–both because it associates us unfavorably with them and because it legitimizes denigration of others through implications of queerness. He’s an icky old man–probably a straight one.

  14. JD says

    The nature of narcissists’ personality disorder is so profound and so primitive that narcissists damage virtually everyone who comes into contact with them. They hurt their children in ways that are hardly imaginable to anyone who hasn’t been there. Narcissists elicit profound and primitive wrath rage and hostility from sane and stable people. This damages the social fabric by alienating the very people who might possibly be able to counterbalance the narcissists’ malign influences.

  15. JD says

    Let’s get real. Narcissists think they have a right to punish you just for being the way you are. Think, don’t you have the right to be the way you are? Do you have to be some character in the narcissist’s fiction that conforms to his or her specifications?

    Does that make any sense? That’s as hateful as the crime against humanity of attacking people just for being a certain KIND or nationality.

    The narcissist attacks because he or she is a predator, period. Predators attack any vulnerable prey that crosses their sights, period. Therefore, the prey is NEVER the one bit to blame.

    The most innocent are the most unsuspecting and most easily victimized… until they have learned the hard way not to assume that other people are good. And these foggy-headed idiots who blame the victim should be able to see that. (Maybe if they stopped thinking in buzzword-laden slogans, like robots, they would.)

    In some cases, the narcissist has stolen something of value from you, like your job or reputation or personal welfare – something you definitely have every right to get back from that monster.

  16. Bob says

    i heard they still needed some large heavy sandbags to stop the advancing tides. rush, do fargo a true favor and lay yourself down.

  17. JD says

    Narcissists I’ve known also have odd religious ideas, in particular believing that they are God’s special favorites somehow; God loves them, so they are exempted from ordinary rules and obligations: God loves them and wants them to be the way they are, so they can do anything they feel like — though, note, the narcissist’s God has much harsher rules for everyone else, including you. [Many readers have questions about narcissism and religion. Here is an interesting article on the Web: “Narcissism Goes to Church: Encountering Evangelical Worship” by Monte Wilson. “Modern American Christianity is filled with the spirit of narcissism. We are in love with ourselves and evaluate churches, ministers and truth-claims based upon how they make us feel about ourselves. If the church makes me feel wanted, it is a good church. If the minister makes me feel good about myself, he is a terrific guy. If the proffered truth supports my self-esteem, it is, thereby, verified.”]

  18. Marty says

    Rush Limbaugh is big fat idiot. Proof indeed of the dumbing down of American discourse. The fact that he has his market is horrifying.

  19. Christophe K says

    This one really speaks to the intellectual capacity of Rush and his listeners. We should probably change what the words oxen and cotton too so as not to set Rushypoo off on a Rx binge every time he thinks of what he wants for dinner or hits the BIG and tall outlets.

  20. BC says

    Ok, in all seriousness. If Suze Orman or Rosie O’Donnell or Ellen said that they wish there was a different word, would we be upset? I am NO FAN of Rush, however, I do find the word offensive no matter what context, because of the context in which it is often taken by others. I agree that I wish there was a different word to use – and there are other words.

  21. donoso says

    Congratulations Rush, you have managed to make a crisis about you, and remind the world that you are petty. That artery clogged pill popper will do anything for ratings. The sad part of this story is that so many actually listen to his brand of bile.

  22. Chuck says

    I think ALL obese drug addicted assholes should be called “Limbaughs”.

    “See that Limbaugh over there? He just lost his job for getting high in the men’s room…”

  23. mike says

    Rushie’s comments remind me of how some folks (James Dobson or Jerry Falwell, e.g.) refuse to use the word “gay” to describe queer men because we “homosexuals” took a “perfectly normal word and corrupted it” (I believe that was a Jimmy Swaggert comment). Putting aside Rushie’s attempt to be “humorous”, it does show that this man is long overdue for a swift kick in the teeth. I volunteer.

  24. David C says

    My god, Andy! You are so easily offended!

    By the way, while Limbaugh is an important conservative, he isn’t a leader in the Republican Party. Conservative does not equal Republican.

  25. David C says


    Andy, you got the clip from the smear merchants at Media Matters? (I hadn’t watched it when I posted my first comment above.)

    To all the hateful asshats who’ve commented here:


    As BC said, “If Suze Orman or Rosie O’Donnell or Ellen said that they wish there was a different word, would we be upset?” BC asked the question knowing the answer was most likely ‘no.’

    Nowadays the gay left is upset that the word “gay” is used as slang for lame or stupid. This usage is taken as anti-homosexual. The fact that using the word “gay” to mean homosexual is also slang/vernacular is ignored.

    It is because of attitude like this that Limbaugh says things like he did in the video.

    Now grow up and get a sense of humor, idiots.

  26. LincolnLounger says

    He’s not a “leader” of the Republican Party. Nobody elected him to anything.

  27. ChisM says

    It’s all a show – simply playing to the lowest common denominator. Rush doesn’t believe half of what he says but he knows it puts money in his pocket. Total drug addicted media whore!

  28. TANK says

    Get lost you dittohead defenders of this baffoon. This isn’t funny, and rush is a homophobic sack of shit. Of Rosie or Ellen voiced discontent with the homophone, I’d expect them to be brutally ridiculed, and deservedly. However, THIS is about homophobia, douchewastes. And Rush Limbaugh is the LEADER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. Republicans don’t believe in elections, remember?

  29. Laurie says

    Wow! heh, I live here, in fargo ND, and I still find myself somewhat in shock that people follow this person and their commentary as if it was important and a vital aspect of any general opinion. I think that there would be much better options…currently people fighting the flood would most likely not express that personal affront in reference to the person possibly standing next to them shovel in hand filling bags or attempting to shore up a leak. I am seriously disappointed at the reference as well as the flippant way a populous radio “show” would have disregard for what is actually going on here.