There’s a guy out there attacking Rush Limbaugh as some kind of enemy of decency. While he’s being incredibly indecent in his attack, mind you. I have no doubt that he was desperately hoping that Rush Limbaugh would mention his name on air and give his meaningless existence some semblance of noteriety. But alas and alack, it appears that Rush Limbaugh is just too big to care.
I’m not, though, so I’ll take a shot at Limbaugh’s rejects.
I’ll just produce the article and then comment on what I’m reading:
The decline of American decency
Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF (Reuben Mees)
Monday, 11 June 2012 10:18
Rush Limbaugh never fails to sicken me and his comments last week on our own local celebrity’s act of selflessness puts me at wit’s end.
While many readers who want to lump me in with the run-of-the-mill liberal journalist stereotype probably think I’m blowing off steam about Limbaugh’s overall conservatism, that is not the case at all.
The man is a complete idiot. Period.
In case you missed it, he stooped to an all-time low (quite possibly trumping even his illegal Viagra possession, pain killer addiction and entirely sexist attitude toward all women’s issues) in what he apparently saw as some insightful truth into the declining nature of the capitalist values he believes make the United States the end-all-and-be-all of human existence.
Specifically, he took the story of West Liberty-Salem long distance runner Meghan Vogel helping another runner cross the finish line and said the young athlete lacks the spirit of American competitiveness that makes our country strong.
What the dolt is missing about the true American spirit — and what Meghan demonstrated by pushing Arlington runner Arden McMath ahead of her in the state 3,200 meter track competition — is that life isn’t all about coming in first place in some athletic competition.
In fact, sometimes people do stop to help each other out.
Just the other day, I was walking to work and a man asked me for directions to the nearest gas station. Instead of blowing on by him so I could get to work and earn my cash — as Limbaugh wants all to believe is the only worthwhile pursuit in life — I took the time to point him in the right direction.
Recently, local businessman Robert Notestine spoke with me about giving a few bucks here and there to folks who are homeless or down on their luck.
These everyday acts of consideration for others may not equate to or garner the national attention of sacrificing a better placing in a state competition, or — as Limbaugh goes on to compare it to — Rory Sabbatini sacrificing the Memorial tournament so Tiger Woods can feel better about himself, but they do occur throughout our country on a daily basis.
As a matter of fact, if life were all about competition, Middle America probably wouldn’t exist at all.
We’d all be off running the rat race in New York or Los Angeles trying to be on top of the American dung hill Limbaugh and his ilk call home.
Quite frequently people ask me why I don’t aspire to work for a bigger newspaper, but I just don’t.
I was born right here in Bellefontaine. My family is here. People know me. And, honestly, I don’t know of any better place to ply my trade than right here in Logan County. And, trust me, I have ventured out.
So, according to the radio loud mouth, that’s just one more strike against me as a true American.
But in my opinion, it is the people of all the small communities who are not striving to be on top in Washington, the Big Apple or Hollywood that make America what it is.
And yes, we do frequently stop to help our neighbors or even complete strangers out, despite the fact that it may entail a sacrifice on our own part.
And this opinionated blowhard has the gall to say we’re the ones making America weak.
In my own opinion, the television and radio stations that feed us this endless stream of drivel from arrogant pundits like Limbaugh are much more to blame for the decline of America than the Meghan Vogels of this country.
Reuben Mees is an Examiner Satff Writer and vitriolic despiser of television-era punditry that serves no purpose in educating our society. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s stop and ponder the man’s title and compare it with his first sentence: “The decline of American decency.” And then “Rush Limbaugh never fails to sicken me.” If you have a big enough barf bucket to keep reading, a little later the liberal turd categorically states, “The man is a complete idiot. Period.” He points out that Rush Limbaugh is a “dolt.” Near the end of his piece he asserts, “We’d all be off running the rat race in New York or Los Angeles trying to be on top of the American dung hill Limbaugh and his ilk call home.” And our defender of American decency concludes by proclaiming that Rush Limbaugh is an “opinionated blowhard.” All of these things are examples of “decency” from our self-inaugurated defender of American decency.
I get confused: WHO ended American decency?
It doesn’t seem to matter how completely black that pot is, it just can’t stand the fact that the kettle over there might be black.
Reuben Mees, the fellow who is complaining about “American decency” declining, repeatedly personally attacks – in incredibly indecent manner, mind you – the most popular radio personality on the planet. And it never seems to ever once occur to him what an abject hypocrite he is. It’s perfectly fine for the protector of civility and decency to state that those who he disagrees with live “on top of a dung hill.”
This is nothing new. Reuben Mees is way, WAY down the food chain, of course. But household name liberal “journalists” are just as guilty of the same exact mental disorder. Just consider Froma Harrop. PLEASE.
When a liberal says something hateful, it can’t be hate by definition. When a conservative says, well, pretty much anything, it can’t be anything BUT hate by definition. This is precisely how the fascists and communists (leftist socialists both, by the way) reasoned in their various show trials.
Let’s either just pull out the knives and fight it out with no-holds barred, or stop the personal demonization. One or the other. But liberals won’t have it that way. These aren’t civil, “decent” people who are confronted with mean-spirited conservatives. Rather, these are people who personally and viciously attack conservatives on a daily, continuous basis while simultaneously just as daily and continuously whining about all the hate and intolerance. What they in fact demand is the right to be able to demonize the opposition into silence so that they and they alone have the right to demonize.
What is Mees’ evidence that Rush Limbaugh is an idiot who lives on a dung hill along with everyone else Mees disagrees with? Well, apparently Rush Limbaugh had issue with the pop-culture story of Meghan Vogel losing a race to help another runner cross the finish line.
Slam dunk case, I’m sure. Only a dung-hill dwelling idiot could possibly ever hold such a view. One day Mees’ fellow Nazis will surely line Limbaugh up against a wall and shoot him for that thoughtcrime.
I haven’t bothered to say anything about the Meghan Vogel story on this blog, but I will take the time now. Limbaugh has a very good point. Think of it this way: either that race was important or it wasn’t. If it was important, then Meghan Vogel owed it to herself, her teammates and her high school to run the best race she could and win if it was possible for her to do so. Particularly given the fact that such is the very point of having the race to begin with. If it was NOT important, then it was frankly meaningless for her to help another girl cross the finish line for a meaningless event. Why not just help her to the bleachers, instead (particularly AFTER crossing the finish line).
Let’s say that Meghan Vogel is in the Olympics and she does this. She could have won America the gold, but hell no; instead, she decides to ignore the entire purpose of the race (to see who wins and award the winner) and decides to make it about some kind of personal charity. She sacrifices America’s victory, but isn’t she nice?
Imagine LeBron James is inspired by Meghan Vogel. He’s got a clear path to the basket to win with a slam dunk and win the championship for his team, his fans and his city. But out of the corner of his eye he sees the defender behind him trip and fall. So instead of winning the title, Lebron James ubergraciously stops and helps the opposing player to his feet. And loses everything he was supposed to win.
But don’t you worry, sports fans. Because the Miami Heat fans and the organization will wildly cheer Lebron for his niceness. Who cares if that stupid trophy and championship banner are hoisted by the Oklahoma Thunder?
Nobody would dare say that maybe LeBron James should have stuck to sports and done his charity work off the court. Because cockroaches like Reuben Mees would come crawling out to denounce them.
On Mees’ liberal theology, nobody ought to win. EVERYBODY should be “winners.” And anyone who tries to excel in anything ought to be punished. It is only those socialist souls who crawl to the lowest common denominator and lose while helping others be better losers who ought to be celebrated. “Fairness” means that fast runners should hamstring themselves to be slower; beautiful people ought to pour acid on their own faces to be no more beautiful than the ugliest people around them; rich people ought to have their wealth seized so that it may be redistributed to everyone equally. Don’t you DARE try to be better, and most definitely don’t you dare try to be the best you can be. And so had Meghan Vogel decided, “I’m going to be the best! I’m going to run like hell and win this race for myself, for my teammates, for my high school, for my community!” THAT is what would have been inexcusable.
Liberty and independence ought to be sacrificed for some bizarre leftist notion of “social justice.”
I cite at some length what Mark Levin had to say about that liberal Utopian theology not quite halfway down in this article. You should read what this brilliant mind has to say about the kind of “extreme equality” that Mees demands, and why it is a dangerous concept that has absolutely NOTHING to do with America – whether “decent America” or otherwise.
Another issue to consider is that the girl Meghan helped cross the finish line might have had a serious medical problem. Imagine if she’d fallen down with a stroke or a heart attack. Out of misplaced compassion, Meghen could have literally contributed to the girl’s death.
For the record, these analogies are far, FAR closer to the Meghan Vogel example than the one that Reuben Mees provides. Mine is an apples-to-apples comparison; Mees literally charges that Rush Limbaugh is telling us to say go to hell to anybody on the street who asks you for directions. Which is to say that Mees bases his entire ad hominem on a non sequitur straw man. In seeing the sort of issues I describe above with the Meghan Vogel story, Rush Limbaugh is actually saying that anybody who helps anybody anywhere is interfering with his “rat race” vision of America that he (in Mees’ rodent mind) cherishes.
Would you like to hear about a real hero? Consider Stormy Rich, who stood up to a bunch of bullies to defend a mentally disabled girl on a bus – and got suspended for her noble behavior. I want you to carefully notice that Rush Limbaugh didn’t diminish Stormy Rich and say that we shouldn’t help people in real genuine need.
The facts are that conservatives – you know, the people Mees demonizes as those who “blow by” others in need – are FAR more personally generous than liberals with their own resources. Even liberal writers for the liberal New York Times are forced to acknowledge this now repeatedly documented FACT. Which pretty much dumps about a ton of diarrhea manure on everything that Reuben Mees demagogues.
I am past fed up with vile hypocrites crawling out from under every rock on the left and spewing hate about us while at the same time decrying us for being spewers of hate. If you don’t like us responding to your hate, THEN STOP YOUR DAMN HATING! All conservatives like myself want is either a fair debate, or a fair fight. And as long as hypocrites like Reuben Means are screeching, we’ll never get either one.
P.S. Hey, Reuben, the day that Rush Limbaugh calls Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama a “cunt” and a “dumb twat” the way that liberal host Bill Maher did to Sarah Palin – without ANY serious condemnation from the left – you can demonize Rush Limbaugh. Let me further point out that when Barack Obama accepted Bill Maher’s million dollar campaign donation, he put his presidential seal of approval on labeling conservative women as “cunts” and “dumb twats” along with all the other vile crap Maher has said. The day that Limbaugh does that to a top Democrat on air, you can demonize Rush Limbaugh. The day that Rush Limbaugh openly mocks Barack Obama’s heretical views on Christianity the way Bill Maher just mocked GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, you can demonize Rush Limbaugh. Here’s another one for you, Reuben. When Rush Limbaugh’s EIB Netork features Barack Obama’s decapitated head on a pike like uberliberal HBO just did to George Bush, you can demonize Rush Limbaugh. Until then, just shut the hell up, you worthless little hypocrite turd.
P.P.S. I decided to link to articles I’ve written that come under this topic as a reference of leftwing hypocrisy and simply couldn’t stop myself. I used my search engine to pull out articles relating to “violence” and finally forcibly stopped myself at the year 2010. This is what we’re up against: