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20th Anniversary Flashback: Rita X -- The Short Version

RUSH: People have been have been requesting, ladies and gentlemen, to rehear the call from Rita X from Detroit. Now, we've got two versions of the Rita X call. We have the full version, which ran over nine minutes. That may be a bit much. But we might do that version tomorrow. We're going to play the 2-1/2 minute version now as just a little tease.BEGIN ARCHIVE CLIPRITA X: [T]he president and his Chief Joints of Staff are planning a secret war involving their over 40-year knowledge of an encounter...

The First Time I Heard Rush...

RUSH: This is Bava in Brooklyn. You pronounce this Ba-va?CALLER: That's right.RUSH: Hi, Bava. It's nice to have you on the program.CALLER: First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your 20 years.RUSH: Thank you.CALLER: I remember ten years ago when I first listened to you. Before that I read a book that today I consider really, really stupid. It was about you and it was called "Rush Limbaugh is a Big, Fat Idiot." But I wasn't really involved in politics, I was busy, with kids and home,...

Is Rush Serious About the Rams?

RUSH: This is Marty in Lynwood, California. You're next.CALLER: Yes.RUSH: Welcome, sir. Yes.CALLER: Rush, first off, happy anniversary, Rush. It's been a pleasure listening to you lo these 20 years.RUSH: Thank you.CALLER: Let's cut down to the mustard. What's the deal with you buying the Los Angeles [sic-St. Louis] Rams? Is there any truth to that?RUSH: Well, the Rams are not even for sale, officially. Chip Rosenbloom and his sister have said they're not for sale unless the right offer comes...

Howard Dean Obsessed with Rush

RUSH: Last Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, at a voter registration event, the chairman of the Democrat National Committee, Howard Dean spoke.DEAN: We will never again make the mistake of not coming to the South and proudly asking for our votes as Democrats. The Democrat Party message will not be delivered anymore by Rush Limbaugh.RUSH: Yes, it will. We are going to continue to deliver the Democrat Party message because they lie about their message. They don't tell you the truth about what...

Rush Gets a Tune-Up; Gas Prices Fall

RUSH: Just before the break at the top of the hour, I sent my property manager out. They come here and they wash the car every day, and I said, "Take it out there and get the tires inflated properly and get it tuned up. Just don't take it to the dealer." He said, "Sir, are you sure you don't want to fly it back over to Germany?" I said, "No, no, no, you can do it here. I need this done quickly." So he's been out there about ten minutes, there's a service station nearby, went and got the tires...

20th Anniversary Flashback: Hoerchner & Kennedys in Jeopardy!

RUSH: Here is Scott in Jacksonville, Florida. Hi, Scott. Nice to have you on the program.CALLER: Jack Bauer and Allen Brothers mega dittos.RUSH: Thank you, sir!CALLER: Happy anniversary. I've been listening to you since '92. I've told my wife's grandfather, who's 93 years old, World War II bombardier to listen to you; he's listening to you right now. My father-in-law, so many people I've told about you. The one thing I had told Bo that I think of these last 20 years, Rush, what you've brought...

Do Republicans Want to Win?

RUSH: Senator John McCain engaged in increasingly sharp attacks on Barack Obama, and pledged that if elected president, he would work closely with Nancy Pelosi. He praised her as an effective leader and an inspiration to millions of Americans. Senator McCain said, 'Yes, I do. I respect Speaker Pelosi. I think she's one of the great American success stories. I do.'" "He said this during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle prior to a fundraiser at the Fairmont hotel in San Francisco....

20th Anniversary Flashback: Unintelligible Ted Kennedy

RUSH: Back to the archives, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary tomorrow. We're doing a little more each day as we build up to tomorrow. To the archives we go.KENNEDY: Is this Clinton country. Garahham! (muttering) And after we all do what needs to be done for the next two and a half weeks, and we elect Mark Roosevelt as our governor, and you reelect... (cheers and applause) And you reelect old Kennedy in the United States Senate, we're going to start on the '96 campaign to elect Bill Clinton,...

Rush's Favorite Female Names

RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, Cookie Gleason has found an inconsistency. Audio sound bite number six. Cookie Gleason has found an inconsistency in this program. She says the feminists may have a point about me in one regard, and that is that the math does not add up.(BEGIN ARCHIVE CLIP)RUSH ARCHIVE: Kathy, one of my all-time, top ten favorite female names. Kristin is in the top ten list of names. Kim is one of those names in my all-time, top ten favorite female names. Ellen, one of my all-time...

Heavy Breathing on Experience

RUSH: From McClatchy Newspapers, David Lightman: "Experience called poor predictor of presidential success." This is like the stories we got in the nineties, "Lying is okay, spares people's feelings." Yeah, McClatchy Newspapers: "Experience called poor predictor of presidential success." So I guess we can infer that inexperience is a good predictor. The less experience a candidate has, the better president they will be. This is too good to be true. BREAK TRANSCRIPTRUSH: To the phones we go,...

20th Anniversary Flashback: Rush Demands We Tax the Poor

RUSH: Back to the archives, ladies and gentlemen. One of the most controversial bits -- well, actually at the time it was controversial and it was well appreciated and understood, tax the poor.(BEGIN ARCHIVE CLIP)RUSH ARCHIVE: It is time to get serious, and it is time to get tough about tax policy in this country. The middle class, coupled with the rich, make this country work. Those two groups working together in unison are what make this country work. Now, what's slowing this country down?...

Friends Congratulate El Rushbo

BUCK: Hey, this is Joe Buck from Fox Sports calling to congratulate Rush. You know, they say you can really judge how a person truly is when the cameras and microphones are off. I can say hosting my own children's hospital golf event here in St. Louis, Rush, at his own expense, six years in a row paid for himself to fly in, he was a part of it, he was great to everybody involved. He is truly a genuinely good guy. And so I want to say congratulations to a guy who might be as sickly involved with...

Obama Plays the Race Card

RUSH: In Springfield, Missouri, Obama dropped the race card yesterday.OBAMA: What they're going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he -- Oh, he's not patriotic enough, he's got a funny name you know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He's risky. That's the argument. That's essentially the argument they're making. It's like, the argument is, "I know you don't really like what we're doing, but he's risky." Seriously, right? Right?...

20th Anniversary Flashback: Undeniable Truth of Life #24

RUSH: Grab 20th anniversary archive number seven, the one from January 1993. I meant to tell him this during a commercial. Let me know when you've found it. Here it is, folks.REPORTER: January 1993.RUSH ARCHIVE: Here is Pete, Mineola -- Long Island here -- New York. Welcome to the program, Pete.CALLER: Rush, how are you?RUSH ARCHIVE: Fine, thank you.CALLER: Good. I just wanted to let you know you missed the boat on Clinton's cabinet.RUSH ARCHIVE: How is that?CALLER: You don't think that...

Vice President Cheney Thanks Rush

CHENEY: Hello Rush. This is Dick Cheney. I'm a big fan of your show, as you know, and I'm sending good wishes to you as you mark your 20th year on the air. This great achievement testifies to your hard work and to the high standard of excellence that's become your trademark. You are without question one of the great names in broadcasting history. I'm proud to know you, proud to call you a friend, and I look forward to listening for many years to come. Congratulations. Keep up the great work.RUSH:...

Obama Solves Energy Crisis: Inflate Your Tires

RUSH: You parents who have sent your kids or whose kids are at present in Ivy League schools, you might want to think about the education they're getting just by listening to Barack Obama, because he is a walking, talking example of the kind of education you come out of Harvard or any of these Ivy League schools. This is Obama yesterday at a campaign event in Springfield, Missouri.OBAMA: We could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating...

Rush's Morning Update: Two-Fer! August 1, 2008

Rush's Morning Update: Two-Fer!August 1, 2008Watch It! Download Morning Update Video in QuickTimeListen to It! Windows Media Player|RealPlayer Ok, a couple of items today, folks. The Messiah,Lord Barack Obama the Most Merciful (the man-child),got zero bounce in the polls from his little intern tour of Europe. Then he had to throw his buddy, the rapper Ludacris, under the bus for his offensive lyrics in a pro-Obama song.So to get his campaign back on track, the Messiah resorted to playing...

Thursday Quotes: Your Conservative Rock

You're Missing Out on Thousands of Rush Quotes! Join Rush 24/7 NOW!"I sense the real Obama coming out here, and it's a very sensitive, angry, uptight little guy.""The medical malpractice insurance is courtesy of the tort bar, led by estimable people such as John Edwards... when he's not hiding out in the basements of hotel bathrooms avoiding reporters from the National Enquirer.""One of my favorite stories of the day comes from the UK; basically, a rich Arab sheik sent his Lamborghini on a 6,500-mile...

Stack of Stuff Quick Hits Page

Story #1: Bad News for Democrats: No RecessionRUSH: It is a horrible, horrible week for the Democrats. The drilling for oil thing, they are losing. Obama is losing it. Obama has now played the race card again. The GDP number came out and we're growing at 1.9%, almost 2%. There's no recession -- although, it sounds impossible, based on the media coverage of the economy. Story #2: Foreclosure Crisis Produced New Jersey Fat Cat RUSH: You know the story of that fat cat that they found roaming the...

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