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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.


Two days ago, right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said that Hurricane Irma’s news coverage was a ploy to create “fear and panic,” and predicted that the storm probably wouldn’t impact the major population centers of South Florida.

It took Limbaugh about a day to change his mind.

On Thursday, the bag of bluster announced that he’d be going to be taking a hiatus from his Palm Beach, Florida, house and studio, leaving someone else to handle his show.



Limbaugh’s previous statements indicated that he was unsure that there would be serious devastation to areas — it was all media hype! — and, on Thursday, he stood by those remarks. He argued that, if you’re not going to be in the eye of the storm, it won’t be as bad as the media and government say it would be.

So when they say “hurricane category 4, maximum sustained winds 155 miles,” there is a place where that is happening, but it’s not very large. It’s not the whole hurricane. But all of this is done on purpose because — and once it’s committed to, once you reach the three-day forecast range, which we’re in now, 72 hours out, once you reach that, they’re committed.

But even as Limbaugh cast doubt on the government’s forecasts, he heeded them in case they were right.

They’re committed to it. It’s part of the way they warn. Even if they think that it’s gonna turn and be offshore east, they can’t move that track in advance of that happening, because they can’t be sure. If they were to move that track offshore east, say tonight at five o’clock, in two hours, and it moves and they’re right, but then late Saturday night it makes a jog left back over land, they would be in deep doo-doo, because people believe them too. And they can’t afford now that they’ve invested and committed to a landfall in south Florida, they have to stick with that until the hurricane makes a move that is off that track. They can’t make a move now because of the model.

President Donald Trump‘s seaside resort Mar-a-Lago has also been ordered to evacuate as Irma, a ferocious category 4 storm, approaches Florida.

Last year, Limbaugh revealed how damaging a category 4 storm would be.  He also blamed Obama for part of the panic during Hurricane Matthew, while admitting that yes, being in a hurricane is actually pretty bad!

Now, we’ve lived through Category 2s here, and they are devastating.  You lose power and you lose your phone lines and trees are blown over and the roads are impassable, and there’s some home damage, depending on the construction of the home and how old it is.  It’s not pretty.  Category 1 even can feature some of that.  Category 4, like is headed for the East Coast of Florida right now could be catastrophic if it comes ashore.

Just remember: Even Rush Limbaugh listens to the meteorologists.


Jeremy Binckes is Salon’s Cover Editor. 

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44 responses to “Rush Limbaugh Flees For His Safety After Calling Hurricane Irma A Liberal Hoax”

  1. old_blu says:

    Nothing to see here, Rush Limbaugh is just another from a long list of Conservative lying fat mouths.

  2. bojimbo26 says:

    Rush rushin` here and there .

  3. rednekokie says:

    This idiot is not even aware that the eye of the storm is a dead calm. It’s the eye wall, and all the rest of the storm outside the eye which is destructive. But then, awareness is not exactly his strong suit.

  4. InGen12 says:

    Wonder how the lying bag of wind is going to explain his retreat from Florida?

  5. One thing we should all be aware of by now is that the GOP, Trump, Rush, the Dark Money, and all those who would deny reason and common-sense all have in common, beside being a baseline for ignorance, is their complete severance from God.

    I realize that many may no longer feel a connection with their Creator—and the Religious leaders of the past Religions are all responsible to a large degree for this waning of respect for Religion. I have been mindful of this since my presence in this forum, by gradually introducing a perspective many in the West have lost sight of, or don’t regard as having a real influence in our lives—collectively and personally. I realized from the inception of involvement in the conversations here that Religion most likely would be regarded with disdain and seen as irrelevant, and well it should be regarded given the lapse in spirituality among the very stewards of Religion who were given a mighty responsibility to lead humanity morally, but began to falter as early as the rise of Islam, and accelerated once the Reformation began and Islam went into a steep decline, due to inner corruption and distortion of Muhammad’s Message. The same corruption and distortion of the Message of Jesus has similarly been distorted, again as a result of the corruption among the Clergy as a whole in Christianity. Not all the clergy in Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, etc. are corrupt, but the Institution of the Clergy in all these Religions has been corrupted.

    This loss of perception on our part is the direct influence of consumerism, materialism, and individualism, combined. Such a confluence without discipline, as demonstrated quite clearly in the ethos of the GOP, of Conservatives in the Judicial and Executive branches, and on Wall Street and in Big Business. Trump, Rush, the KKK, racists within the police forces, and other white nationalists demonstrate this death of religiosity.
    Russian trolls, Putin, and many world leaders are similarly afflicted.

    And now that Nature is intervening, quite likely as a result of this general godless attitude that exalts Materialism, wars wreaking havoc on a level straining the resources of all nations, and Racism given a reprieve by the signals from the GOP and Trump, we are being forced to reconsider our collective forgetfulness of all things spiritual. The result is an imbalance in personal and social interactions across the globe.

    Rush and Trump are reminders and reflections of the general malaise afflicting humanity the world over.

    • InformedVoter says:

      Once more AofP, your religion has failed you. The biggest complaint you lefties have about the right is that they cling to God too much, hence their position on abortion, same-sex marriage, etc. It think it shows just how out of touch you are to make your stupid claim that they’ve severed themselves from God.

      Considering the dumb things you post in the name of your fake deity is proof of your ignorance.

      • cthetruth says:

        The right have severed themselves from God in every area except for the political opposition to abortion and same sex marriage. Whether you believe in Nostradamus’ prophecies or not his prediction seems to be coming true. Also the scriptures say,”For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching,but have itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4.
        Keep being blindsided by your passion against same-sex marriage and abortion, while supporting the most corrupt,evil,heathen that ever entered the White House. I suggest the so-called Christians go back to the scriptures and brush up on them.

        • InformedVoter says:

          What have you been smoking? The most godless presidency in history was that of obozo – the Muslim! The Dems have been driving and removing God from our daily lives. It’s OK to have a prayer to Allah but not a catholic prayer. The Dems are the godless party!

          You reap what you sow – and the Dems are paying a great price as God has begun his return! They are the devil worshipers, not the GOP.

          And your quote above more accurately describes the Dem platform, so you best brush up on your use of scripture.

          • cthetruth says:

            This is not my scripture and I must say that you are a perfect example of this particular scripture. I also don’t smoke anything!

          • InformedVoter says:

            First off, the CNN story is FAKE! Limbaugh NEVER made the statements about the storm being fake, etc. This is a classic example of how low information you lefties are. You believed the FAKE MSM polls that showed that HilLIARy would win. You would think you would have learned your lesson.
            It’s the Dems who have removed God from everything, yet you incorrectly blame the GOP. And your denial about smoking is part of your problem.

          • cthetruth says:

            Russia loves you!❤️❤️❤️

          • InformedVoter says:

            OK ct, please show the words from the article that support their FAKE claim. You can’t because Limbaugh NEVER said what CNN is claiming he said. This is a classic example of their FAKE news. They made up the entire story.
            You can google the claim and immediately find several stories slamming CNN for making up this “news”.
            And the sad part is that you low information sheep believed it, just as you believed the FAKE MSM when they said that HilLIARy was leading in the polls.

            You’re still in self-denial! How sad for you and your ilk. You just blindly follow their so-called reporters and never bother to check if they’re works of fiction.
            Like Eleanore – she provided as proof that Russia actually rigged the election, a story that was written BEFORE the election and published BEFORE the election. It was a self-proclaimed work of fiction, yet she was dumb enough to actually think the information stated were facts. How sad!

          • cthetruth says:

            Please go read some history books and you will see how this fake news bs has been around for a long time as a propaganda tool. It only needs the uniformed voter and people who are easily swayed to fall for it. Russia loves the gullible and uniformed.❤️
            P.S. Stay away from Fox.Studies have shown that Fox viewers are more ignorant to many local and world affairs than those who watch no news.”There are none so blind as those that will not see”

          • InformedVoter says:

            Are you sticking by the FAKE story? How unfortunate for you!
            Obviously you think the Russians rigged the election. OK, I’ll bite, please explain how this was done. Let’s see, first they did …. um, and then they did …. um, and finally they did …. um.
            You lefties are so out of touch. What about the headline yesterday that Catholics are abandoning the Dem party and flocking to the GOP?
            Folks like Eleanore demonstrate how poorly informed you guys are. She claimed as proof that the Russian DID rig the election, a fictional book of how it might be done. A book that was written and published BEFORE the election. Yet she claimed it was proof! How sad for low information heathens like you. It must be time for you to light a candle to Satan.

          • Oh, the hubris and idiocy of the uninformed one. What a jester and a knave you’ve proven to be.

          • InformedVoter says:

            POOR AofP, I’m still waiting for you or ANYONE to produce one shred of evidence that Russia rigged the election. That dummy, Eleanore, still thinks they modified each and every machine! And for “proof” she quoted a book (a work of fiction) that was written and published BEFORE the election!

            And so once more it seems that President Trump’s tweets, while mocked by the FAKE MSM as being false, once more ended up as the one telling the truth!

            Yet, you and your low information sheep keep saying the same FAKE information over and over. Have you noticed that the story that Limbaugh claimed the storm was a fake was not reported by any other news sources? And have you noticed that it has died with no harm to Mr Limbaugh? I know you thought it was going to take Mr. Limbaugh down, but all it did was boost his ratings and his accuracy rate.

            Meanwhile, you low information sheep where once more found to be following FAKE MSM garbage, thus showing you blindly follow and are not capable of rational thinking.

          • How ironic. A disciple of satanic vices like yourself accusing someone else of devotion to Satan. Do you not know that Satan is a metaphor utilized for humans in their stages of adolescence in our evolution? Satan is the ego, and Trump shows this satanic quality. Yet you are easily impressed by Trump’s satanic nature. So, I ask you—Who is lighting the candle to “Satan”?

          • InformedVoter says:

            Sorry AofP, but it was you Dems who started our country down the road to godlessness!

            Please identify my “satanic vices”. Just because I challenge your inaccurate comments doesn’t make me a satan follower. In fact, obozo should certainly be classified as a satanic follower.

            You confuse President Trump taking control and making the tough decisions that obozo ran from as being ego. This shows how far out of touch you lefties have become.
            obozo kept drawing lines in the sand and committing more of our wealth to FAKE climate change science. Now that several leaders of the climate change religion have admitted they are mistaken about climate change, what, oh what will you do for you religion now?

          • The uninformed one is not capable of reading anything in depth. One paragraph is his limit, and beyond that he gets confused and becomes incoherent.

          • cthetruth says:

            I agree! It is like trying to have an intelligent, informed conversation with a brick.

          • Is FAKE your only claim to infamy? You’ve got Trump and FAKE on the brain, homey. Too much kissing Putin’s behind and Trump’s as well, will do that. That’s a lot of acreage of ass you have to slather your lips on.

          • InformedVoter says:

            POOR AofP, you simply can’t handle that the American voters preferred President Trump over HilLIARy!

            So CNN fires 3 reporters when their FAKE story goes public. CNN had no choice. Once more President Trump is correct in calling CNN FAKE news!

            Have you heard that obozo did wiretap President Trump both before and after the election. This is worse than Watergate for obozo. Now that Comey has been revealed to have lied about there not being a wiretap, look for true investigation into the abuse of power and illegal activities.
            And all along you lefties thought it was going to be President Trump in trouble.
            You and your low information ilk just keep sinking lower and lower.

          • The question is how long must you remain ignorant and in the employ of Putin. I realize you are as godless as Pharoah was, but one would have thought by now you would have learned to avoid the plight of making the same mistake he made. Alas, you mental depravity and lack of morality has barred the way for you to improve yourself.

          • InformedVoter says:

            POOR AofP, still struggling with your FAKE religion I see! You have no proof that I’m godless. In fact, since I oppose abortion and same-sex marriages, it would appear that I’m closer to God than you will ever be.

            It was you and the Dems who took God out of our daily lives! And all your chants to your FAKE deity will not save your heathen soul!

          • You are on some powerful drugs, buddy. Your use of “God” is unusual for you. And since you know nothing of Religion, it is incongruous of you to even attempt to make a comment on the topic.
            Why don’t you humor me by posting something that proves you know anything about Religion—a topic you are hopelessly unfamiliar with given the lame responses you effortlessly offer, and which show a state of irreligion not unlike the polytheists of pre-Islamic Arabia.

          • InformedVoter says:

            Typical AofP crap. there is an inverse correlation between the number of words you write and the truth!

            You lefties are the ones who removed God from our society. Why don’t you try justifying that!

          • Do you have any idea of what you’re talking about, or the danger of displaying a bigoted attitude towards any of the Major Religions? And are you aware that even the Messengers of lesser known Traditions and Religions all have their origin with the same God?
            You futile refusal to acknowledge the Baha’i Faith results in your repudiating the Message of Jesus in the process. To help you understand what I mean, just refer to any passage in the New Testament and you will find NO rejection of any of the other Messengers of God by Jesus; if you doubt that, then provide me any verse of your choice from the Bible that refutes my assertion.
            And to allow you the opportunity for more clarity on this theme, and the danger you’ve put yourself in on so many occasions, take heed to these words by Baha’u’llah, as He defends ALL the Messengers as being exponents of the Truth:

            “Beware, O believers in the Unity of God, lest ye be tempted to make any distinction between any of the Manifestations of His Cause, or to discriminate against the signs that have accompanied and proclaimed their Revelation. This indeed is the true meaning of Divine Unity, if ye be of them that apprehend and believe this truth. Be ye assured, moreover, that the works and acts of each and every one of these Manifestations of God, nay whatever pertaineth unto them, and whatsoever they may manifest in the future, are all ordained by God, and are a reflection of His Will and Purpose. Whoso maketh the slightest possible difference between their persons, their words, their messages, their acts and manners, hath indeed disbelieved in God, hath repudiated His signs, and betrayed the Cause of His Messengers.”

            If you presume to have intelligence on the theme of the Oneness of Religion, then the above quote should be sufficient to disabuse you of any religious bias you may have.

          • InformedVoter says:

            As usual AofP, there is an inverse correlation between your volume of words and the truth! The religion of Islam deviates from your “words”. Mohamed flat out says he’s Satan and a liar.

            It’s abundantly obvious that you’re struggling with your FAKE religion in trying to find something of value in your life. Admit it, you are so far up the FAKE MSM butts that when they deceived you (just as your religion did?) about the election, that you can’t find peace.

            But you are not alone. ALL Dems or llbtards have that same problem. They look up the definition of liberal and think they hold the high ground, but the Webster definition leaves out the fact that libtards are hypocrites, intolerant, close-minded and fail to follow the truth. Once you realize that you are just fooling yourselves, then perhaps you can find the road to recovery.

      • You must be feeling pretty randy from the new Pom Pom skirt you purchased as you celebrate with kicks and somersaults the banal and depraved Rush and Trump duo. Those two fellows are your idols and “gods” of whatever Religion you espouse.

        • InformedVoter says:

          Typical AofP drivel. I noticed that you provided zero comment about my comments being true while you and your fellow lefty posters were left with having fallen for yet another FAKE MSM story.

  6. idamag says:

    That jerkoff is nothing but a big piece of bluster who feeds the hateful their daily dose of lies and venom.

  7. FireBaron says:

    And here I hoped he would emulate King Knut (or Canute as the Saxons remember him) standing on the shore and ordering the weather to stop.

  8. Richard Prescott says:

    This guy has been spewing crap for a long time. Then was convicted of drug related stuff around pain meds. Came back on the air not quite as bad as Brietbart and InfoWars, but just as slimy.
    Hurricane Irma is a lie, blah blah blah. Ooops, gotta go, it’s knocking on my front door.
    Maybe he should have stayed, we could have had a poll as to where his lard butt would have landed.

  9. jakenhyde says:

    The REAL hoax is Rushbo and his ditto heads who believe anything and everything this clown says…without even verifying the validity of the crap he spews.

  10. ps0rjl says:

    What did you expect from such a lying lard butt. Rush says one thing and does another but his ditto heads are too stupid to call him on it. Rush was for executing all drug dealers and locking up all users. That is until he was caught doctor shopping for his drugs. Of course first he tried to throw his cleaning lady under the bus but that failed. Then he took a hiatus to go to rehab. No jail for Mr. Fatmouth. When he dropped out of college during Vietnam he became 1A. Suddenly he had either a boil on his but or an old high school football injury that made him 4F. He’s a real American in his followers eyes though. Me, I am a Vietnam veteran and I call him a real American coward.

    • Eugene Tapley says:

      Sounds like trump.

      • cthetruth says:

        Exactly Trump the “tough guy” received four or five deferments for a heel spur. This coward ran away from his duty while others may have been killed or injured taking his place. Another phony patriotic American like Limbaugh.

  11. Beethoven says:

    Rush Limbaugh is not stupid. In fact, he is very smart. He has made millions of dollars by spouting the lies and BS that a large and very stupid part of the populace wants to hear.

  12. darkagesbegin says:

    rush limbaugh is a bigger bag of wind than Irma and Andrew and Katrina combined

  13. Mama Bear says:

    Too bad someone didn’t have the capacity to force him to stay.

  14. cthetruth says:

    Too much oxycodone! I do not know why anyone would listen to him. This” fake news” is going to destroy lives and perhaps result in death to some you idiot!

  15. Oh the derangement which Conservatism wreaks. It induces a sense of comfort with being ignorant, it fosters idiocy, and creates a false sense of security when there is danger and creates a sense of danger when there isn’t cause for.
    Rush and Trump are Exhibit A of the ravages Right Wing ignorance inflicts on the mind.

  16. Eugene Tapley says:

    rush has more wind then the storm big o lard bucket.

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