You may have heard that Rush Limbaugh died today at age 70. He was diagnosed with advanced stage lung cancer about a year ago. He was a long time cigar smoker. I know so many who quit cigarettes and went to pipe or cigars believing it wouldn’t hurt them if they didn’t inhale. I never bought that, and always believed it might take longer but would still get them.
I’ve listened to Rush daily since 1990. Nobody has his sense of understanding just what is going on in the world. He always knew what the liberals were up to and he saw through all their BS every time.
Rush’s father died in his 70’s also, but Rush’s grandfather died at age 103. I always hoped Rush had his grandfather’s genes. He might have but if I remember correctly, his grandfather never smoked.
He is survived by his wife Kathryn and his brother David and lots of nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts and cousins. He grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Rush paved the way for scores of others so that today there are dozens of other great conservative radio talk shows. AM radio was on it last legs when Rush first came on the scene. Today AM Radio is robust with conservative talk shows hosts, most of them are available on the internet. Many of them are internet only. Being on the internet you are not constrained to a particular time of day to catch then. You can listen to them at your leisure any time day or night. You can down load them to your phone.
All this is available today for which we can thank Rush Limbaugh for starting the revolution.
I will really miss him. It feels like losing a good friend.