Rush Limbaugh talks about PA

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 6:36am
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I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio show today when he started talking about Valley Verde school in Walnut Creek (I don't know where that is) and how they have put in place a plan that helps to keep the one PA child in the school safe. He said that the children were required to wash their hands upon arrival to school and that peanut products were banned. He said that lunches and backpacks were "searched" for PB and that any offending products would be removed. He was very tongue in cheek about the whole thing, suggesting that parents of food allergic children have gone overboard and that there would now be a "black market" behind the schools for PB sandwiches. One father called in to say that at his daughter's school, they have a peanut table instead of a peanut free table and why should his child be "alienated" from her friends when this allergy is not even her problem. Rush agreed with the caller, saying that he made sense. This is what we do not need - national radio hosts ridiculing an allergy of which they know nothing, and because of their reputation, some will blindly agree with them.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 6:54am
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as a former rush fan (and still one on some levels - but not in agreement with his food allergy opinions at all), i remember several years ago when he made fun of parents of peanut allergic kids on an almost daily basis. this was back before i had any peanut allergic children (now i have two) or had ever even heard of peanut allergy. my oldest pa kid is now almost 8 yrs old, so he has been harping on this subject for quite some time now....and belittling people. i'm not surprised he's still doing it. i'd love to see how quick he'd change his tune if he had a child or grandchild diagnosed with peanut allergy (or something similar). some people are just mean spirited.
joey

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:00am
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I never ever believe anything Russ Limbaugh says. He is a lunatic that makes money "playing" conservative politics on the radio.
Most of his assertions are absurd. The tone of his show is angry and he tries to enrage his listeners.
My perception is that his show sometimes borders on violent content.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:17am
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I have never heard his show since we do not get his show in Canada as far as I know, but I did see a Simpsons episode where there was a character based on him (when Sideshow Bob ran for mayor) and it was quite funny. The episode didn't take him seriously either.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:22am
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What was that book? Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot? Great title.
I don't know if he says these things because he believes them, or if he says them to boost ratings of his show, or if he says them to piss off people like us (which I guess gets back to the ratings issue). They say that if you ignore loudmouth idiots like him, they'll go away. I've been ignoring him for years and he's still around.
Sarah

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by virginia mom:
[b]I was listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio show today when he started talking about Valley Verde school in Walnut Creek (I don't know where that is) and how they have put in place a plan that helps to keep the one PA child in the school safe.[/b]
Just FYI, this is being discussed in the Schools Forum on a thread called "We're being attacked..." Seems the national media has quickly caught wind of this story...

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 7:41am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b] Just FYI, this is being discussed in the Schools Forum on a thread called "We're being attacked..." Seems the national media has quickly caught wind of this story...
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Hi Gail,
Thanks for the info.. there are so many threads here I miss a lot of them as I can't read anything. p.s. I am glad that Mariah's peanut-free table is going so well this year [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 8:06am
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Thanks Gail - I had no idea that the other thread was going on.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 9:36am
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No problem virginia mom and erik. Hard to keep up with these boards some days, isn't it!
What a nightmare. I'm sure this family would appreciate any support you might be able to offer at this time.
Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] I am glad that Mariah's peanut-free table is going so well this year [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]
Thank you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] It could not have worked out any better.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 10:07am
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I seem to recall that Rush was nasty about the peanuts being removed as airline snacks a few years ago.
His 15 minutes are WAY UP.

Posted on: Thu, 09/11/2003 - 10:48am
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How would Rush liked to be ridiculed for having cochlear impalnts put in? Seems some 'disabilites' are ok to make fun of, while others are not. He's working with less than zero brains if feels the need to pick on children!
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