Friday, December 12, 2008

Does Rush read CT?

Is broadcast guru and doctor of democracy Rush Limbaugh one of the 50+ daily closet Chattering Teeth readers?

Let me show you why I think he may be. First, this little diddy from none other than Reverend Jeremiah "Punxsutawney" Wright, who recently popped up from his gopher hole at The Trinity Church in Chicago:

"Today is December 7th, the day that this government killed over 80,000 Japanese civilians at Hiroshima in 1941, two days before killing an additional 64,000 Japanese civilians at Nagasaki by dropping nuclear bombs on innocent people."

Uhhhhhhhhhhh.... December 7th, the day that lives in infamy and all, was actually the day that Japan dropped bombs on US at Pearl Harbor. But don't worry about your error. Details kill. If you get too far into the weeds on that pulpit of yours, if you produce a 1,500- or 1,600-word sermon, you're going to get hung up on all the details and we're never going to get to your principles - that being your hating America. (hat tip to Tom "Puff" Daschle)

Anyways, back to my assertion that The Great Mr. Limbaugh is a CT reader. My lunchbreak started like many others yesterday. I jumped in the car, Took out my S&M Barbie from the glove compartment and seat belted her in the passenger seat, and tuned the radio to Rush Limbaugh's program.

Rush was talking about "Punxsutawney" Wright's blunder, and had this to say:
Here's how the Chicago Tribune reports it: "Noting the date, Dec. 7, which marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Wright instead chose to focus on the thousands of Japanese civilians who died four years later when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima." (laugh track) It's a sitcom, ladies and gentlemen.

Now, forget the fact that the Obamas listened to this guy. The exigencies of national politics had rescued them from Wright's silliness. This is just hilarious. "Wright chose instead," as though he knew what he was saying was wrong...
I almost choked on my peanutbutter and jelly sandwich when I heard the laugh track and the comparison of Wright's blatherings to dialog from a TV sitcom. I could tell by the look on S&M Barbie's face that she had caught the reference also. It was I, after all, that first made this Wright comparison back in April to a sitcom (complete with the laugh track), but I was more specific as I compared Wright and Obama to Sanford and Son. "I'm coming Weezy!" (hat tip to The One)

"So Rush inserts a laugh track one time on his show. He's not the first to do that. All that proves DaBlade, is your narcissistic habit of linking to yourself repeatedly."

But he did it many times over the course of his broadcast yesterday. There was also this quote from David Gergen, interviewed by CNN's Cooper Anderson, comparing Obama to Truman: "He was an honest man who came out of a corrupt system, and I think that we've always regarded him as one of our best and most honest presidents, so I think it's unfair to say to that about Obama, because he comes out of this milieu, which has a lot of this corruption, that he himself, he seems to have come out of this with a lot of innocence. (laugh track)"

Coincidence you say? Maybe. But consider his own words...

RUSH: ...that doesn't sound like laughter? Well, you know why it doesn't sound like laughter? It's because we had to download it from the Internet because our sound effects guy can't be found. Oh, you got a couple more? Here, let's just audition the laugh tracks right now, play a couple more. (playing of laugh tracks)

Ah ha! he pulled the laugh tracks from "the internets", isn't it also possible that he lifted the idea of associating Wright to a TV sitcom from yours truly? One more piece of evidence is a comment in that now famous Chattering Teeth Sanford and Son post, "PIC-PIC said...Blade, I hope you don't mind but I emailed El Rushbo about this and kinda gave him permission to use this. So please don't sue him if something like this shows up on his program. You are getting too good!!!"

Still not convinced? What do you think comes up number one (of almost 70,000 hits) on a google search of "Wright laugh track"?

So I'll end today's lecture with a welcome to Rush out there in the cyber-audience. Rush, you officially have my permission to use all you deem worthy from your loyal 24/7 fans here at Chattering Teeth. "What's that Barbie? uh huh, uh huh. Barbie says we wouldn't be upset with a link back if you insisted."


  1. Wright has become a Joke

  2. Your comment about Rush visiting your web site might be true. Remember, I sent him your Sanford and Son parody and urged him to visit. I also mentioned that CNN had referenced your site in the past.
    Hey, Mrs. PIC-PIC is in the Old Newsboys paper-a star is born!!!

  3. Cartman - Are you calling me out on the "Weezy" comment? After all, It was Obama who first mixed up his black sitcom references.

    And Pic Pic, congrats to Mrs. Pic PIc and the feature of her in the newspaper. Are you at least pictured in the background holding her purse again?

  4. I see Obama as a Movin On Up kinda guy anyway. Fred was just a junkman after all...