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Rush Limbaugh was awarded the medal of freedom by donald trump

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 02:11 am
@glitterbag,
I only know of him from other sources. His radio show isn't played over here, I don't think anyone would listen to it if it was.
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 03:54 am
@izzythepush,
Rush does a good job of cutting feminist nutcases down to size when they make hysterical outbursts about various nonsense.

Of course, progressives don't like being cut down to size, so they then throw temper tantrums and make even more hysterical outbursts.

When you consider what a scourge feminism is, it is clear why Rush is deserving of high honors.

Warning, the volume on this first video is very loud. Turn it down before playing. I think the uploader had one of their settings wrong or something.




A Canadian (CBC) perspective on the same incident:

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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 04:55 am
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 06:35 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

The medal of honor is for war heroes.

Rush received the medal of freedom.


Tomato Tomahto. He is equally deserving of both.
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 06:56 am
@maxdancona,
Rush deserves the medal of freedom.

I do not know his military background, but I am not aware of any reason to think he deserves the medal of honor.
engineer
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 07:10 am
@izzythepush,
Unfortunately, you'd be surprised. There are people he speaks to everywhere.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 07:24 am
@engineer,
I'm not saying there aren't people over here who are as right wing, but the culture is different. Most people over here, even right wingers, support gun restrictions and the NHS, so he's on a hiding to nothing.

He doesn't speak our language/vernacular, if he sounded like he came from Canvey Island that would be a different matter entirely.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 07:47 am
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

Rush deserves the medal of freedom.

I do not know his military background, but I am not aware of any reason to think he deserves the medal of honor.


I am not sure if you get sarcasm.... but I think the sarcasm of my post should be obvious. (Hint: I don't believe he deserves either.)
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 08:09 am
@maxdancona,
You are wrong. Rush clearly qualifies for the medal of freedom.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 07:44 pm
@oralloy,
oralloy wrote:

You are wrong. Rush clearly qualifies for the medal of freedom.


This might be another example of how you confuse opinion with fact. Saying that someone "qualifies for the medal of freedom" is a matter of judgment. There is no objective metric to say if he qualifies or not.

This judgment was made by the current president. Some of us may be happy, the rest of us should just shrug and focus on more important things.
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 08:02 pm
@maxdancona,
This is another example of me correctly stating that something is an objective fact.
Quote:
``(a) The Medal may be awarded by the President as provided in this order to any person who has made an especially meritorious contribution to (1), the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Executive_Order_11085
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 08:45 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
especially meritorious contribution to ... cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.


Sigh... you really having trouble with this; distinguishing between your own opinion and "objective fact". You seem to take any strong opinion you have and declare it to be an "objective fact" even though it isn't.

I am sure that in your judgment his contributions are "especially meritorious". By my judgment Rush Limbaugh in no way deserves this medal because my opinion is that he is nothing but a hateful clown.


oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 08:48 pm
@maxdancona,
It is an objective fact that Rush has made a considerable achievement to American culture.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 09:06 pm
@oralloy,
No...

1. The word "objective" means that its truth has nothing to do with your political idedology. In other words it is as true to progressives as it is to conservatives.

2. The word "fact" means that it is testable and falsifiable.

If this were a fact, there would be a set of criteria that defined what "considerable achivement" meant, that we could look for. Of course, anyone liberal or conservative who met this criteria would be considered the same. And if this were a fact, you would be able to define a falsifiability condition. In other words, you would say "if you show me specific evidence that Rush was or did _______ then you will have disproven my 'fact'"

3. This is a bad habit of yours. You state opinions as if they were facts.

oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:16 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
No...

Yes.

Well, I did use a poorly-chosen word.

It is an objective fact that Rush has made a considerable contribution to American culture.

But other than that modification, yes.


maxdancona wrote:
1. The word "objective" means that its truth has nothing to do with your political idedology. In other words it is as true to progressives as it is to conservatives.

OK.


maxdancona wrote:
2. The word "fact" means that it is testable and falsifiable.

OK.


maxdancona wrote:
If this were a fact, there would be a set of criteria that defined what "considerable achivement" meant, that we could look for. Of course, anyone liberal or conservative who met this criteria would be considered the same. And if this were a fact, you would be able to define a falsifiability condition. In other words, you would say "if you show me specific evidence that Rush was or did _______ then you will have disproven my 'fact'"

If you can provide evidence that Rush has NOT made a considerable contribution to American culture, you will have disproved that he has done so.


maxdancona wrote:
3. This is a bad habit of yours. You state opinions as if they were facts.

No I don't.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:44 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
If you can provide evidence that Rush has NOT made a considerable contribution to American culture, you will have disproved that he has done so.


And if you can provide evidence that he is not a pathetic hateful clown... two can play that game.

Your opinion of Rush Limbaugh is just that.
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:54 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
And if you can provide evidence that he is not a pathetic hateful clown... two can play that game.

I was not asking for a falsifiability condition, regarding that, or regarding any other matter.

If I choose to prove a claim wrong, I just go ahead and provide evidence that it is wrong without asking for a falsifiability condition.


maxdancona wrote:
Your opinion of Rush Limbaugh is just that.

That Rush has made a considerable contribution to American culture is a fact, not an opinion.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:57 pm
@oralloy,
Quote:
That Rush has made a considerable contribution to American culture is a fact, not an opinion.


You keep telling yourself that...


oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:58 pm
@maxdancona,
OK. I'll do that. I like facts.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 6 Feb, 2020 10:59 pm
@oralloy,
This thread is amusing.

1) On one side are people saying Rush Limbaugh is a racist who doesn't deserve a medal.

2) On the other side you are saying Rush Limbaugh has made a "considerable contribution" and does deserve a medal.

I think you are all deceiving yourselves.

(Edit... to avoid cross-posting)
 

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