Daily Archives: December 18, 2010

Rush “To Judgment” Limbaugh Gets Tripped-Up By Caller

This is an excellent article from Examiner.com which illustrates how out of touch the racist, uneducated, drug-addicted Rush Limbaugh is.

On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh told one of his unemployed listeners why his jobless benefits are destroying the economy.  In the audio segment on the left, Limbaugh takes a call from “Jerome.”  Jerome states that he actually agrees with much of Limbaugh’s words, but that he has grown more sympathetic about the need for government assistance since becoming unemployed.  Even in the face of Jerome’s personal testimony, Limbaugh stands by his assertion that jobless benefits should not be extended.  Limbaugh argues that the jobless benefits actually retard economic growth and hurt people like Jerome by making them dependent.

The discussion between Jerome and Limbaugh represent a microcosm of the larger debate surrounding jobless benefits.  Conservatives like Limbaugh argue that jobless benefits keep people from actively pursuing a job.  Limbaugh also tries to say that businesses are taxed more because of an extension of jobless benefits, but any extension does not add any extra unemployment tax beyond that which would exist without an extension.  Jerome, even though he is Limbaugh fan, makes the liberal argument that jobs simply do not exist for people like him to find a job.  Labor Department studies seem to support Jerome’s argument as there are currently only one job for every five unemployed Americans.  Liberals also argue that jobless benefits do create jobs by creating demand in the free market.  People who receive jobless benefits generally spend the money, as opposed to the rich who often save money they may receive in the form of tax cuts.

What separates this interview from all the other jobless benefits debates is the personal nature of Jerome’s appeal.  Even assuming Limbaugh is right about the economic effects of jobless benefits, the millions of unemployed people, like Jerome, would have to wait years for the free market to help them.  Without jobless benefits, Jerome is left without any way to provide for the basic necessities of food and shelter while the free market slowly works to create a job for him.  Limbaugh’s argument may make logical sense to the Adam Smith philosophers of the world, but it ultimately falls on deaf ears to people like Jerome who are more concerned with the practicality of eating and staying warm at night.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s Holiday Season song parody which was requested by a loyal Rocketeer.

Hark The Herald Angels Sing song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbdvo019mgM

HARK, THE DITTOHEADS DO SING

(sung to the Amy Grant version of “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”)

Hark, the ditto-heads do sing
“Glory to Limbaugh our King!”
On the left he is reviled
Cuz he behaves like a child
On those islands where he flies
With Viagra he does rise
His tired old act is just a game
Intended to bring him fame
Hark, the ditto-heads do sing
“Glory to Limbaugh our King!”

When Rush speaks he only lies
Unlike Beck he does not cry
Rush has an expansive girth
He is shaped like planet earth
Former wives have numbered three
He prefers his Oxy-C
Right-wing drivel he does sell
From his brainless empty shell
Hark, the ditto-heads do sing
“Glory to Limbaugh our King!”

(musical interlude)

He calls his show the E.I.B.
It’s all about me, me, me
Of his fame, he often sings
While taking credit for all things
Yet, by most he is ignored
Like a little mouse that roared
With nothing beneath his dome
He emits a rabid foam
Hark, the ditto-heads do sing
“Glory to Limbaugh our King!”

Friday Night Music Byte

It has been a while since I’ve done this but I think we’re due. It is pretty late here in on the east coast but I hope you folks out left can enjoy Boston’s  J. Geils Band. By the way,  you know if I’m posting the Geils Band , I must be drinking. And, as an Irish guy I have every right to do so!

Lets do another one. How about where did our love go? We the 70’s not a lot of fun?

Oh, ef it here’s another one,

Christ, let’s end it on a rockin’ note