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Rush Limbaugh – The Real Great Communicator



Ronald Reagan is known as the great communicator. Maybe that title was given away prematurely. Rush Limbaugh has been the voice for conservatism for over 30 years. His daily talk show is listened to by millions.  The values that he discussed have helped shape the modern conservative movement. That same movement helped elect Donald Trump, President of the United States.

Rush communicated old ideas in a new and fresh way. He made conservativism seem cool.  He welcomed others to engage in the values that he knew built a Nation. Rush was authentic and consistent. He produced a three-hour radio program each day, where he would respond to callers with a transparent interaction that listeners appreciated and felt compelled to support. Rush engendered loyalty and developed a committed following before social media ever was invented.  Rush was an innovator and was a great communicator.

What was the message that Rush Limbaugh communicated, which resonated with his listeners and people worldwide?

The Ideas Rush Communicated:

First, Rush communicated the Greatness of America and Conservatism. Rush understood the goodness in America.  He knew that America was founded on the values of free speech and individual rights. He talked about the dangers of a large government that neglected the desires and wishes of the people. Throughout his long and illustrious career, Rush never wavered in his core convictions and his passion for the American way. He believed in a smaller government, less taxes, a vibrant economy, personal responsibility and accountability, and more freedom.

Second, Rush challenged the status quo.  Further, he challenged his listeners to question what they were being told. Rush is often credited with moving talk radio into the mainstream, but he never forgot to challenge the mainstream.   He would ask his listeners to really analyze what was happening around them.  He asked the listeners to pay attention to the decisions of those that led the country.  One ability that Rush possessed was the ability to look through the smoke and mirrors of the mainstream and uncover the truth of strategies, behaviors, and attitudes of leaders who had forgotten “we the people.”  People listen to Rush not just because he could make the listener laugh but rather because he could make the listener think and process the truth of government interactions and decisions.

Third, Rush called on his listeners to become engaged in the political process and conversation. Many current lawmakers credit Rush with influencing them to become involved in the American political landscape. Rush believed in the conservative movement.  Daily he challenged his listeners to embrace their beliefs and become engaged so that the result would be that their beliefs could shape their local and national politics. Rush used his platform to communicate, and he asked his listeners to use their platforms to communicate the conservative idea.

Fourth, Rush created a movement through his ideas and style. He started that movement with the concept of “ditto heads,” which symbolized men and women from across the nation that felt the same way about Rush’s ideas of the political system.  Rush triumphed the idea of a movement for and by the people. Rush was always thinking about how the political decisions and changes in Washington impacted the lives of Americans all across the heartland. Maybe this view began with Rush when he started his career in the bootheel of Missouri in the center of the country.

The Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

When Rush passed, millions of people mourned and knew that a consistent voice would be forever silenced. Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis made the decision to lower the flags in the state to honor him during his funeral. Ronald Reagan once stated he knew that many called him a great communicator, and he responded that he just communicated great ideas. Rush indeed was a great communicator, and he communicated great ideas. He communicated those ideas repeatedly in creative and new ways, which has evolved into the modern conservative movement that has continued to make American great.

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Eight Dysphemisms to Start Your Week

A dysphemism is a word or phrase that is more offensive than the words it is replacing



A “euphemism” is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that might suggest something more bluntly or offend others, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. To say, for example, “He doesn’t have all his marbles,” is regarded as gentler than saying “He is stark raving insane.”

The Mighty Dysphemism

The opposite of a euphemism is a “dysphemism.” A dysphemism is a word or phrase that is more offensive, blunt, or harsh than the word or phrase which it is replacing. For example, instead of stating that the Manhattan District Attorney is “cognitively challenged,” you refer to him instead as a “total partisan whack job.”

For your amusement, at the least, here are eight dysphemism followed by the kinder, gentler, or at least more definitive terminology of what is being said:

“Biting off more than you can chew” – Orally extracting an amount of edible matter that exceeds what one is comfortably able to masticate.

“That’s a load of B.S.” – Your assertion reminds one of bovine excretion.

“Sh__faced” – Bearing an expression that one normally associates with the act of removing solid waste from the body.

“Can’t tell your ass from your elbow” – Unable to differentiate between your dorsal side orifice and the joint connecting your forearm and upper arm.

“Stepping in a pile of crap” – A pedestrian venture into an accumulation of animal or human waste.

“Go F-yourself” – Engage in the act of physical consummation with yourself.

“Up to your eyeballs in crap” – Finding yourself surrounded at the visual level by unpleasantly aromatic organic waste.

“Carnal knowledge” – Having a close encounter with another, free of garments and other impediments, leading to direct tactile stimulation.

A True Time Saver

Thank goodness for dysphemisms. In a most fundamental way, they are true time-savers. Without them, we’d be groping for tedious phrasing all day long. “Up your nose with a rubber hose,” if you don’t “catch my drift.”

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How to Trust God During Uncertain Times

God is in control of all things and that we can trust Him completely



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Trusting God during uncertain times can be challenging, but it is essential for believers to lean on their faith and trust in God’s plan. As a Christian, I firmly believe that God is in control of all things and that we can find peace in His presence. In this article, we will explore ways to trust God during uncertain times and provide relevant scripture and quotes from famous pastors and Bible teachers.

Remember God’s Promises
God’s promises are true, and we can rely on them during times of uncertainty. The Bible is full of promises that God has made to His people. One such promise is found in Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” When we trust in God’s promises, we can have hope and confidence in His plan for our lives.

Another promise is found in Philippians 4:6-7, which says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” When we give our worries and fears to God, He can replace them with peace and comfort.

Focus on God’s Character
When we focus on God’s character, we can trust Him more fully. The Bible tells us that God is loving, faithful, and just. In Psalm 145:13, we read, “The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.” When we remember that God is loving and faithful, we can trust Him to keep His promises.

Another important aspect of God’s character is His justice. In Romans 8:28, we read, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” God can use even the difficult times in our lives for His glory and our ultimate good.

Seek God’s Will
During uncertain times, it is essential to seek God’s will for our lives. When we trust in His plan, we can find peace and comfort. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” By seeking God’s will, we can have confidence that He will guide us in the right direction.

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Build Your Faith
One way to trust God during uncertain times is to build our faith. Romans 10:17 says, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” By reading the Bible and spending time in prayer, we can strengthen our faith and trust in God’s plan.

Connect with Others
During times of uncertainty, it is important to connect with others who share our faith. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” By connecting with other believers, we can find support and encouragement.

In closing, trusting God during uncertain times can be challenging, but it is possible. By remembering God’s promises, focusing on His character, seeking His will, building our faith, and connecting with others, we can trust in God’s plan for our lives. As the famous pastor Charles Stanley once said, “Trusting God means looking beyond what we can see to what God sees.” Let us trust in God every day during these uncertain times.

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