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Conservative Icon Rush Limbaugh Passes Away at 70

The Legendary Radio Host Influenced Tens of Millions of Conservatives During His Lifetime

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The legendary Rush Limbaugh passed away today. He was 70 years old.

Rush was a beloved radio personality, conservative political commentator and author. His radio show The Rush Limbaugh Show has been on radio stations since 1988.

Rush wrote seven books including The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which both made The New York Times Best Seller list. Forbes estimates that Limbaugh makes nearly $100MM a year. Recent Talkers Magazine estimates show a cumulative weekly audience of 15.5 million listeners.

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Rush was an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

During the 2020 State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Here is the video of that momentous occasion:

In February 1971, when he was just twenty years old, Limbaugh became a DJ at WIXZ in Pennsylvania.

In 1975, Limbaugh began at KUDL in Kansas City, Missouri.

In 1979, Limbaugh began a job in group sales, working for the Kansas City Royals baseball team.

In 1983, Limbaugh returned to radio at KMBZ in Kansas City. This was the first time Rush used his full real name on the radio.

Next up was KFBK in Sacramento, California, in October 1984. This was the pivotal step in Rush’s career.

In July 1988 Limbaugh began at WABC in New York City.

From 1992 through 1996 Limbaugh had a half-hour television show but he didn’t like TV as much as radio so he gave it up.

In 2001, Limbaugh became almost completely deaf. In order to correct it, he had a cochlear implant in 2001.

TALKERS Magazine has named him No. 1 in its “Heavy Hundred” most important talk show hosts numerous times.

Limbaugh has married on four occasions, the first three ending in divorce. He does not have any children.

He and Kathryn Rogers were married on June 5, 2010.

Though widely known for his political commentary, Limbaugh was also a man of faith. During his Oct. 19, 2020 show, Rush confessed:

I try to remain committed to the idea what’s supposed to happen, will happen when it’s meant to. I mentioned at the outset of this — the first day I told you — that I have personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

It is of immense value, strength, confidence, and that’s why I’m able to remain fully committed to the idea that what is supposed to happen will happen when it’s meant to. There’s some comfort in knowing that some things are not in our hands. There’s a lot of fear associated with that, too, but there is some comfort. It’s helpful … God, is it helpful. It’s helpful to be able to trust and to believe in a higher plan.

Rush’s legacy inspires us to be socially engaged, yes, but may it also make us more aware of a kingdom beyond this earthly one. Rush’s faith brought him confidence and comfort. May his life inspire us toward that same end.

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The Dead Do Tell Tales

The words of Dr. William Maples, in describing typical suicide victims, are poignant

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It’s shame that the late Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly hung himself, couldn’t have been examined by Dr. William R. Maples. Epstein’s body would have had a lot to say.

Poignant Words

Apart from the FBI subterfuge surrounding Epstein’s death, I found the words of Dr. Maples, in describing typical suicide victims to be poignant. Maples is a forensic researcher, diagnosing how and when people died. In his book, Dead Men Do Tell Tales, Dr. Maples, he writes, “Many of the skeletons that come into my laboratory belong to suicide victims who behaved like shy hermits in their final hours.”

“Usually they are found in remote places. People often go to some hidden place to kill themselves, whether from a desire to act alone and unhindered, or because they wish simply to disappear in solitude, spending their last moments in reflective silence.”

Would these people have killed themselves if they could’ve regularly attained reflective silence? Was their quest to die alone simply an ill-advised solution to the stresses they faced? How would their lives have been if they knew appropriate, reliable ways to find solace in the here and now, at home, at work, and everywhere in between?

Be True to Yourself

The masses take pills by the boatload. The masses race though their days. The masses, by and large, live lives of tension and turmoil. Stress has become the malady of the generation, and it’s better to not to follow the crowd.

Being true to yourself means doing what you need to do to stay healthy, balanced, and relaxed. It means having inner directedness. It requires drawing upon your knowledge, experience, and instinct to carve your own path; and to have less stress because you are less swayed by popular or prevailing norms. It is thinking and acting based on an ever-developing internal guidance system.

Being true to yourself means is learning what doesn’t work. You determine what is and is not relevant to you, and ultimately, what is and is not appropriate for you to stay in control of your day, every day, and of your life which could well extend for many decades.

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Joe Biden Bingo

Here is a tool which could help you to stay tuned on broadcasts featuring our acting president

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Even if you caught only snippets of Joe Biden’s recent press conference, you know that his mental decline continues unabated. It’s unlikely that even a handful of Americans watched the event in its entirety. Who would want to waste their time?

What’s occurring is a national travesty, and it is increasingly evident to larger portions of our population that Joe Biden is being abused as an elder, as he abuses others.

Throughout his 365 days in office, Biden has struggled to pronounce a word and then offers a non-sequitur to what he was originally saying. With regularity he tells stories that are simply false. He refers to his vice president as president. He insults vast segments of the population. He stumbles and stammers repeatedly. He checks his watch, fumbles with his mask, and snaps at people when he doesn’t like a question. And those are the least of his faux pas with audiences.

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If you’re having trouble listening to Joe for more than a minute, the tool above might work for you. On the Facebook site, “Best of the Web,” I saw this Biden bingo card. It could help you to stay the course when tuned into other broadcasts featuring our acting president.

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