Monday, February 22, 2021

Kansas City Star Rejects Rush Limbaugh Day

Credit where it's due, this op/ed from Community Engagement Writer Derek Donovan calls out the former admitted opioid-addict broadcaster for some of his most callous remarks.

However, as we noted previously, given the Missouri GOP super-majority, debate over this culture war legacy mostly serves to distract from more important questions about a sketchy Show-Me economy, worsening roads throughout the state and a slipshod COVID recovery plan from Jeff City. 

Here's the money line . . .  

Because when he delivered his “Homeless Updates” about the “urban outdoorsmen” on the streets, or his “AIDS Updates” (which he eventually abandoned, only to replace them with “Gay Updates”), Limbaugh was giving his audience explicit permission to laugh at powerless human beings. It wasn’t enough for the fabulously wealthy white entrepreneur to denounce public policy he thought was harmful. He had to demean his fellow Americans to make it funny, too. 

His vision was the polar opposite of George W. Bush’s “compassionate conservatism.” And it’s not hard to draw a straight line from Limbaugh to the insult comic-cum-populist who made his way to the White House while loudly deriding women’s looks and lampooning the disabled.

Read more . . .

Liberals misunderstood Rush Limbaugh, but Missouri can't honor him with a special day

It isn't even remotely a question: Rush Limbaugh is the most influential Missourian on American politics since Harry Truman. The Cape Girardeau native, who died at 70 last week, hosted one of the most popular talk radio shows in history, reaching millions of listeners - often while they worked - three hours a day, five days a week, for more than 30 years.

69 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is a good argument but MAGA thrives on cruelty and demeaning others. That is their culture. Persecuting people is all they have to offer and that's why Trump is the first president since Hoover to lose the White House, The Senate and the House for the Republicans.

That's his legacy.

Rush helped.

Anonymous said...

^^^

Hey now.

Rush sold a lot of boner pills and greasy steaks.

What have you done to help society?

Anonymous said...

Rush's highest paid employee was Bo Snerdley was is African American.

The Kansas City Red Star's highest paid employee is a white guy.

So who is the bigot again Kansas City Star ?

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Star rejects a man who elevated an African American man to be the highest paid employee in his company.

KC Red Star just hates Conservatives.

Anonymous said...

KC Star supports rigged elections in order for a corrupt, senile Joe Biden to assume the Presidency.

KC Star supports Joe Biden who received bribes from Burisma and Communist China via his son, Hunter Biden's, investment firm.

Anonymous said...

When liberal Jimmy Kimmel uses the N word, wears black face and says it's fun to make fun of black people, he gets to host the Oscars and liberal media outlets like the Star say nothing.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports Palestinians who hate and murder Jews.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports BLM who hate and advocate violence towards white Americans.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports ANTIFA that assaults elderly Americans, burn and loot law abiding American's businesses.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports Socialism, Communism, Transgenderism, Racism and all else that ends with "ism"

Anonymous said...

KC Red Star supports allowing drug cartels to pass through America's borders.

Anonymous said...

The Star is still around? They must have a circulations in the high hundreds by now.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports ballot harvesting, mail-in ballots, and stolen, fraudulent elections.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports higher taxes and Nancy Pelosi.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports killing of Keystone pipeline and the resultant higher utility bills for working Americans.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports sub-serviance to Communist China.

Unknown said...

I reject the Kansas City Star. I guess we're even.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports physical attacks and murders of local law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports defunding of the Police.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Red Star supports removing American's 2nd Amendment rights to make law-abiding Americans defenseless against ANTIFA, criminals and thugs.

Anonymous said...

Just seen on kansascity.com

"Local chucklowe makes repeated irrelevant posts on irrelevant local blog"

Here's the link

Anonymous said...

The star uses a hand crank printing press in the basement of an unknown employee. Cuts down on overhead.

Anonymous said...

‘SNL’s’ Michael Che, NBC accused of ‘anti-Semitic trope’ in ‘Weekend Update’

Democrat Marxists hating on Jews again. What's next Kristallnact from the Democrat Party Marxists ?

Anonymous said...

RUSH led to Trump...whose vile behavior, foul mouth, name calling of disabled and prisoners of war demanded us and cost him the election. We will all suffer because of that tiny penised cheater. And he will keep us screwing around in politics and cost us 2024 as well. Why doesn't he just go away?

Anonymous said...

^ 8:07 hears voices in his head. Cuckoo, Cuckoo, Cuckoo !!!

Anonymous said...

After you..

DO卐ALD J. TRUM☭ said...

BECAUSE I WON! BY A LOT! REMEMBER?

Anonymous said...

Comment meant for 8:07.

Anonymous said...

Everything the Star has wanted statewide has been soundly rejected. Thanks for the endorsement guys!

Anonymous said...

Early on Limbaugh realized that political talk goes down more easily with a big helping of humor. He skewered EVERYBODY. In this post-comedic age, it is politically incorrect to laugh at the human condition so he is being vilified. Also, he was a conservative, so....

D☭N☭L☭ ☭. T☭U☭P said...

"I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win."

BUT I DIDN'T AND I KICKED AND SCREAMED LIKE A BABY AND DID NOTHING BUT FOCUS ON THAT FOR TWO MONTHS WHILE 200,000 PEOPLE DIED.

Damn All Marxists said...

And Sloppy Joe's son received little Asian kids and his niece
to molest,

Anonymous said...

Rush blazed a new trail in the radio industry that both Liberals and Conservatives followed. He alone kept the AM side of the radio dial alive and relevant as all the stations clamored to get on the FM side so they could just play music with good sound quality.

Damn All Marxists said...

TDS is strong with you dum dum.

Damn All Marxists said...

I bet Community Engagement Writer Derek Donovan got a boner dissing Rush. His trans boyfriend send its thanks.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that the legislature gives a rip about the Star EB's opinion. Who cares what a bunch of leftist journalists think about anything.

chuck said...

The Kansas City Star is disparaging Rush? Quelle horreur!!!! Shocker!!!

Does Lieutenant Feraud hate Lieutenant d"Hubert?

The Red Star is a business with close ties (Hey MOM!!! LOOK!!! I don't have to pay any taxes!!!) to the D卐M☭CRAT/Developer/Ward Parkway/Freedom Inc power base that makes bank and achieves sinecure on adherence and repetition of the "Narrative" of "Identity Politics", division and hatred of middle class whitey. They are owned by the Progressive left on a cellular basis and the pretense that "Objective Journalism" is part of the daily requirements to toil away with ink stained fingers in the tradition of Ambrose Bierce is preposterous. The KC Star is populated by agenda driven, press pack dogs whose goal is the destruction of America and middle class Americans.

If Oprah, who is light years more popular than Rush can say she can't wait for white people to "Die Off" and Jamie Foxx can say he loves movies where he gets to "Kill white people" and Obama and every black politician in power (With some Republican exceptions) can praise, support and laud Lewis Farrakhan (Including the hacks at the Star) - then I guess Rush can make jokes about whatever he wanted.

Scale counts, facts count. Rush had about 20 million followers, the Main Stream Media reaches ten times that much on a daily basis and poisons us, our children the zeitgeist with lies, innuendos and "Russian Collusion/Impeachment" horseshit everyday, while the Deep State and D卐M☭CRAT politicians pretend it is all real.

Fuck the Kansas City Star and the liars who work there.

Anonymous said...

You people seem to forget that the commie red star is being given money by the city to stay afloat. When the government is paying a newspaper, mayor Lucas owns the right to have them speak for his own personal opinions and beliefs.

What’s being written mirrors perfectly Quinton Lucas own extreme beliefs and that’s why him and the star have been rejected by the community. Quinton believes in socialism and Kansas city doesn’t.

Anonymous said...

Yes, chuck, The Kansas City Star is disparaging Rush in the same way Trump won the election (BY A LOT!) and COVID was released from a Chinese lab so Trump would lose the election (BUT HE WON! BY A LOT!)

So quelle horreur and shocker to you too and don't burn the biscuits today.

Anonymous said...

News flash: Rush Limbaugh is still dead and still sucking cock in hell!

D☭N☭L☭ ☭. T☭U☭P said...

RIGHT, 8:49! I WON! BY A LOT! YOU GONNA BE IN D.C. MARCH 4 FOR MY INAUGURATION CHUCK? I JACKED UP MY HOTEL RATES FOR SUCKERS LIKE YOU!

Anonymous said...

The star hates rush because they’ve been told to hate rush, anybody that ever listened to rush knows the lame stream media and the entire dimwit party lied about and hated him. Rush was onto their tricks and lies. The obnoxious lies and hate being spewed by the media and dimwit party is like what they did to President Trump, psychological warfare, you spread enough lies and hate for years and years and the uneducated idiots will believe anything you tell them. This is exactly what’s going on in America today.

Rush was a kind, great and generous man who deserves the recognition. God bless rush Limbaugh!

Anonymous said...

8:49 rent free baby! Hahahahaha!

Quit responding to your own posts while your at it, it only makes you look more stupid mayor Lucas, everybody knows it’s you so.....

Anonymous said...

And yet the Star is still here and Rush Limbaugh is still dead. Weird.

Anonymous said...

And yet Limbaugh has more readers and listeners after his death than the Star has had in the last twenty years. Weirder.

Anonymous said...

You know what's really weird? He's still driving liberals insane from the grave!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of mayor Lucas, word out of shitty hall is he’s gone all ghetto screaming and cussing at everybody, the boy is losing it people so expect even more extreme antics and actions out of shitty hall.

Lucas has lost the people because he’s childish and immature, his socialist ideas are being rejected and he doesn’t know how to act, after all, he’s never been told no before. He’s been given everything his entire life, he’s never had to work for anything and with him being given a trophy for just showing up and being black without lifting a finger to earn it he’s on the verge of exploding.

Lucas never understood the concept of hard work and earning something or even failing because the world he lives in nobody let him fail because he has been a life long experiment, kinda like the movie trading places where the Brothers Randolph and Mortimer Duke bet a dollar to see if he could survive in a different world. The dream world where everything is handed to you, Lucas whole life and the world where everybody else lives of working hard and long hours and struggling because it’s never enough.

The only problem is Lucas can’t survive in a world where work is demanded of you. The duke brothers win this round.

Anonymous said...

^^TL/DR.

Anonymous said...

^^Too stupid

Anonymous said...

Limbaugh has rent free accommodations in liberal heads for the rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Brittany is still a fat talentless cow and her husband got his ass kicked by an old MAGA QB.

Anonymous said...

Trump has rent free accommodations in liberal heads for the rest of their lives too. Hilarious!

Mo Rage said...


"Liberals misunderstand Rush Limbaugh" my *ss.

We saw and know him for the racist, white supremacist, sexist, misogynist homophobe he was.

Heck no. No Rush Limbaugh Day.

Ever.

That would be right up there with Adolf HItler Day in Germany.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that funded by KCMO Earnings Tax? I have loved that little perk of working from home.

Anonymous said...

^ or Joe Biden Day in the United States

In recognition of China Joe; all Americans would be required to eat apple sauce then promptly shit their pants like Biden.

Anonymous said...

^^Or Trump.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ It only works for basement bunker joe so....

Anonymous said...

Mo rage don’t know shit, you’re nothing more than a liberal dickhead that repeats what he’s heard from the lame stream media so.....

Anonymous said...

Oh, Mo. You smeared the man with labels, which is what your tiny brain has in place of real arguments. He helped us understand that about your kind.

He also taught us about your identification of anything you don't like with Hitler, which displays your hilarious ignorance of both Limbaugh and Hitler.

In other words, the man helped us understand the childishness and fascism of the left. ;)

Anonymous said...

And dead, more influential than you will be in your life.

Anonymous said...

Rush was NOT one of us.

He had 600 million in the bank.

He is a top 1%'er.

He just used common people to get rich.

He was like a pro wrestler - fake work get the big $$$

Anonymous said...



Rush Limbaugh did more positive things in 1 three hour radio program than the KC Star has done in the last 5 years!

Anonymous said...

And he finally did something really positive by leaving the planet and staying dead.

Anonymous said...

And he accomplished more with his life than you ever will with your stupid troll posts.

Anonymous said...

^^and yet the best thing he ever accomplished was getting cancer and dying. Weird.

Anonymous said...

And he's not only merely dead, he's really most sincerely dead.

Anonymous said...

And still inside your peanut head. :)

Anonymous said...

Hitler accomplished a lot coming from meager beginnings, Rush on the other hand had a rich grandad

Anonymous said...

Newsflash!

Derek Donovan Attempts To Write, Gets A Finger Blister, Forced To Take Disability!