Countdown's "Worst Person": Rush Limbaugh

Football on NBC tonight cut into Keith Olbermann's debut of Countdown on NBC in many parts of the country. In Denver, the network joined the show in progress at 9:30 pm, after the game.

I did get to see the "Worst Person of the World" segment, which was very good. If you missed it, Crooks and Liars has the video. From the transcript:

Limbaugh: “…..Democrats want to get us out of Iraq, but they can’t wait to get us into Darfur.” He continued: “There are two reasons. What color is the skin of the people in Darfur? It’s black. And who do the Democrats really need to keep voting for them? If they lose a significant percentage of this voting bloc, they’re in trouble.” A caller responded, “The black population,” to which Limbaugh said, “Right.”

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    UN Peacekeeping Missions (1.00 / 0) (#11)
    by diogenes on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 10:08:40 PM EST
    The UN only sends ineffective peacekeepers when there is already peace, and gives them no backing or armed authority.  The UN didn't do much for any real major genocide or ethnic clensing victims (Darfur still a mess, Kosovo bombing never passed the UN, Kurds gassed by Saddam, Tibetans, etc).  
    Rush is wrong about this, though--there are very few Democrats ready to back up the candlelight vigils for Darfur by sending American troops to stop a genocide.  

    And (none / 0) (#1)
    by squeaky on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 11:32:43 PM EST
    Republicans wanted to get us into Iraq because....????

    What an idiot.

    Grrrrrr, what a sad slob (none / 0) (#2)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 01:14:12 AM EST
    It isn't that Democrats can't wait to get us into Darfur, it's that once upon a time we used to be able to aid in stopping genocides no matter how much melan those being murdered had or didn't have.....back when the world trusted us and we could trust ourselves a bit as well.  Back when we a military that knew how to help more than it knew how to detain and torture and chalk up some collateral damage.   We've lost any human rights credibility we ever had in six of the shortest years that have ever stretched into a seemingly endless eternity!  We don't even recognize ourselves anymore but we can still remember back when we used to be something special.

    Nope not true Not even close (1.00 / 1) (#5)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 02:15:06 PM EST
    once upon a time we used to be able to aid in stopping genocides no matter how much melan those being murdered had or didn't have.....

    Vietnam re-education camps

    Pol Pot - The killing fields



    In fact, most of the deaths happened while on "I fell your pain" and "Lust in my heart" Demo Preza


    wish I was as zapped (1.00 / 1) (#6)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 02:23:12 PM EST
    as my typing makes me look..

    "feel" "Pres watches."


    Last time I checked we belonged to the U.N. (none / 0) (#8)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 05:22:41 PM EST
    and participated to a large degree, until Dubya took office and declared the U.N. the Devil, so pre U.N. the great SATAN times we used to do things that the world for the most part agreed needed doing to attempt to aid the innocent in war zones as well as threatened sovereign nations.  The United Nations has authorized 63 peacekeeping missions as of 2005. These do not include interventions authorized by the UN like the Korean War and the Gulf War. The 1990s saw the most UN peacekeeping operations to date per wiki  And then in 2002 the USA became the Great Lying Invader per encyclopedia Tracyca

    Tracy (1.00 / 1) (#9)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 08:16:51 PM EST
    My advice to encylopedia Tracya is to tell someone who cares what she, or the UN, thinks.

    And after you have tried put your BDS blather on the dead I noted, you can see how the people who died because of the UN's "Oil for food" scandal feels about it.


    I know Jim (5.00 / 0) (#12)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:10:03 AM EST
    "F" the world!  We're going to ride into heaven on the burnt corpses that brung us, yippee ki yeah we're off to the rodeo blah blah blah blah blah..........stars and stripes forever!



    Tracy likes wars that (1.00 / 1) (#15)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:39:39 PM EST
    doesn't help the country.

    Let me see. You condemn our efforts to set up a democracy in Iraq, yet want us to lose a few hundred dead in Darfur...

    BTW - Have you even looked at a globe to figure out the difficulties in going into Darfur... I mean you being a military expert and all.... NOT.


    Tracy never met a war that (none / 0) (#19)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 08:26:34 AM EST
    helped anyone.  She has met troops that stabilized situations so fewer people died though.  Jim likes to murder people for profit and resources.

    Only in MDT, I think (none / 0) (#3)
    by mattd on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 01:32:30 AM EST

    In the Eastern and Central time zones, "Countdown" preceded NFL Football and was live, so at least 60% (geographically) of the country saw the whole show live.

    On the West Coast, it aired at 10PM PDT, a good 90 mins after the game ended. Only in the Mountain time zone would it have been joined "in progress" to preserve the 10PM news. You just got the fuzzy end of the NFL lollipop tonight, Jeralyn.

    mr. limbaugh is hardly (none / 0) (#4)
    by cpinva on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 09:43:12 AM EST
    an idiot. he knows exactly what side his bread is buttered on, and plays to that choir. ty, ty, a lovely mix of metaphors. he isn't the one i'd be concerned with, it's his millions of "ditto head" listeners. he's one vote, they are a heck of a lot more.

    no tracy, i'm not sure what sugar-coated past you're thinking of, but it has nothing to do with the united states. historically, we've only ever intervened militarily where our national interests (economic/political) were deemed at stake, ever. if it so happened that it corresponded to helping out a beleagured people, that was great, but not necessary.

    even the berlin airlift was politically/economically motivated. pure altruistism would be a hard sell to congress, to get them to authorize putting our people in harm's way, that's why it's always couched in terms of "national interests". always.

    Exactly... (1.00 / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 02:26:23 PM EST
    And as I have noted, I strongly protested Clinton's war in the Balkans to my Congress folks on that ground. No national interest.

    Of course when the troops went in I shut and supported them.


    What's (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by glanton on Mon Aug 27, 2007 at 09:02:26 PM EST
    our national interest in Iraq, again?

    Shhhh! (none / 0) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:25:54 AM EST
    It's a secret.

    Only if you are not intelligent enough (1.00 / 0) (#17)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:43:01 PM EST
    to understand it.

    Bawahahahaha (5.00 / 0) (#13)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:17:03 AM EST
    Clinton's war in the Balkans!  I really hated it when Clinton had the United States invade the Balkans and then had the United States solely responsible for occupying the Balkans too but I also chose to shut and support the troops ;)  An apple is not an orange and the United Nations and NATO are not quite the same as the coalition of the willing, but hey man, it's a free America and you are free to spin however you like till you're dizzy.

    "MilitaryTracy" Heh (1.00 / 0) (#16)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 10:42:05 PM EST
    The fact remains I chose to support the effort and support the troops.

    You do not.


    Give Jim (5.00 / 1) (#20)
    by jondee on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 08:56:01 AM EST
    a right wing bumpersticker and he'll never have to tax his brain with thought again.

    You Do Not? (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 08:23:37 AM EST
    Goodness what a haughty manner for one NOT in uniform and NOT a family member of the current active duty.  I support the troops more every single day then you pretend to.  When was the last time you took lunch to an Army unit that you made yourself and that allowed them to not have to spend another ten bucks feeding themselves that day?  I know, you pay taxes, so do I.......I support the troops more than you do na na na na boo boo!  I babysit their kids for free when they need a couple's night out na na na na boo boo!

    OMG! (none / 0) (#21)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 09:15:00 AM EST
    here's a whole large group of people who would like us out of Iraq today and not supporting the troops.  THE NERVE..........