Local Left Still Struggles with Limbaugh Win

Russ Steele

By now the whole community knows that Rush Limbaugh will continue on KNCO, that is if they read the Union or listen to KNCO. My guess is that many who signed the failed petition do not even listen to KNCO.

“We’re going to keep Rush,” Station Manager Tom Fitzsimmons said Monday. “There have been some sponsors that have expressed concern about their ads being affiliated with the show, but we can schedule around the programming.”

I asked Tom Fitzsimmons for a list of the wobbly advertiser that wanted to avoid the three hours of Rush.  He did not answer by e-mail.  Regular listeners will note those that have shifted their spots.

While local supported KNCO with letter and e-mail to managements, our local lefty blogger cites a national poll posted at the Politico, as one might expect more Democrats reported that he should go than Republicans. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73993.html

Here is a link to one response to the lefts attempt to get Rush of the air: http://youtu.be/29-xReVMTEY

(Note the original video was removed, due to reports of computer crashes)

I expect there will be more.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

25 Responses to Local Left Still Struggles with Limbaugh Win

  1. M. Anderson says:

    This is going exactly according to Rush’s game plan. The same type of game plan that Gregory has correctly described regarding Stephenopoulos over on Rebane’s site.

    Welcome to Georgetown government (not the Rebane kind, the Washington D.C. kind).

    Ignore it all. Let’s figger this stuff out without those crazy guys. OK?

  2. David Maggs says:

    Struggles with Limbaugh win?

    Did he really “win” this one?

    Wouldn’t that be like a hunter who just got sprayed from a skunk, telling people that he “won”!

    It’s not something that I would be bragging to anyone about, especially when KNCO has ZERO advertisers who want to continue spending money advertising with the Rush program.

    • M. Anderson says:

      Zero? Can you prove that?

    • M. Anderson says:


      Check on Limbaugh’s ratings in 3 months. I will bet you a candybar they will be higher then rather than now. It’s one of those facts of life.


      • D. King says:

        Exactly Michael; the best advertising firm in the country could not have come up with a better promotion for Rush…or maybe they did!

  3. Martin Light says:

    The more the Local Lefty Blogger amps up…. the less Moderate he becomes as claimed since arriving in Nevada County destined to change it from Red to Blue just a few short years ago.

    Don Quixote rides again. LOL…..

  4. David Maggs says:

    One question, how come KNCO cannot sell any advertising during the Rush show?

    One of their account ex’s came in to our business and said that if we wanted to buy some time in the 9am-12pm time slot, that they would give us “a great deal and almost any day(s) were available”……

    That means (to me) that their sponsors are jumping ship faster than the Rats on the right wing boat.

    • John Galt says:

      Or David, perhaps the salesperson simply recognized that you, like most people, like a bargain.

      Or perhaps you’re just making it up.

      After all, Lenin did say “If you tell a lie long enough, loud enough and often enough, the people will believe it.”

      My guess is — It’s the latter.

      –John Galt

  5. David Maggs says:

    That’s interesting John as you post “If you tell a lie long enough, loud enough and often enough, the people will believe it.”….

    Let’s see how accurate that concept is within the Republican party:

    Healthcare bill and other lies as per Mr. Romney:
    1. You’ll have no choice in what health benefits you receive.
    2, No chemo for older Medicare patients.
    3. Illegal immigrants will get free health insurance.
    4. Death panels will decide who lives.
    5. The government will set doctors’ wages.
    6. The President has abandoned Israel in times of need.

    General lies from a variety of Republican resources:
    7. Barack Hussein Obama, born into a Muslim family and sent to Muslim schools, is still actually Muslim. (The Church in Chicago says’ otherwise)
    8. Obama wasn’t born in the USA
    9. Obama is a Kenyan
    10. Obama Was an ‘Ardent’ ‘Marxist-Leninist’
    11. Barack Hussein Obama is a transvestite, and has been photographed wearing women’s dresses. (Bhahahahah! OMG, you got to be kidding?).
    12. Barack Hussein Obama’s half-brother George lives in Kenya in a miserable patchwork 6′ x 9′ shack with dirt floors and no indoor plumbing, struggling to get by on less than $10 a year while receiving not a cent from Barack (who has an annual household income of $5 million). (the shack is actually 6’x10 – LOL!!!).
    13. Obama does not salute the flag (that’s sad as he is photo numerous times saluting the flag which he learned from this Grandfather a WWII vet).
    14. Michelle Obama says ‘whitey’ on a tape. (another Rush lie which is one in a long line of lies from him).

    Your right John, if you tell a lie long enough, you’ll hope that the (stupid) people will believe it!

    You’ll have a much harder time convincing the people that can actually think for themselves.

  6. John Galt says:

    First David, please accept my for insinuating that you were lying and that you ascribe to Lenin’s tactics. I regretted it as soon as I posted it.

    What I wished to convey to readers of this blog is that your statement about Rush Limbaugh’s sponsorship…was commentary — presented without verifiable factual evidence.

    And I hope to caution readers to not accept such commentary (from any political persuasion) as factual truth…no matter how frequently and earnestly it is presented…it’s still just commentary.

    Second, when you provide sources/references to the comments you ascribe to “The Republican Party”, I can better respond to them. Many of them, I’ve never heard of.

    But in regard to #4 above: “Death Panel” refers to the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Decisions made by this board can affect the medical insurance coverage one receives–which can have life or death consequences.

    With regard to #8 and #9. Please prove otherwise. Obama attempted to disprove these allegations by publishing a manufactured long-form birth certificate on his website. Wikipedia covers these topics and even they find the answer is inconclusive.

    When I get back from my vacation cruise, I’ll reply to the rest of your statements (the ones with sources referenced that is.)

    –John Galt

    • Russ says:


      Excellent reply. I tried to post a reply, but in vanished into the WordPress bit bucket.

    • David Maggs says:


      The information you requested about the “Death panels” can be found at Politifact.com.

      Please see the following link (1/3 of the way down the page) and I trust that site much more than the “Independent Payment Advisory Board” as they have direct political leanings associated with the very right Republican party:


      The second request (as per point #9)…….
      I have several questions that you really need to think about before you keep this discussion moving forward.

      1, If Mr. Obama was not a “citizen of the US”, wouldn’t you think that Mr. McCain, or Mrs Palin would have been the first ones to release this information? In my mind it sure would have saved them both lots of work, efforts, and money, and then we would be saying “President McCain and Vice President Palin at this time.

      2. The other fact your supposed act of criminal identity fraud happened 45+ years ago with full “insight” of conspirators, to know that a poor black child, born to a white mother, was going to be the President of the greatest nation on the earth +40 years later. Then this child was going to be raised by his white grandparents because that mother, would die from ovarian cancer a a few year later. Then this child, coming from this background would then attend the most prestigious law school in the world, and become the president of the Harvard Law Review, all under the guise of being a Kenyan citizen. I also have to wonder how every scholar who has looked at this (and I guess that would include Donald Trump) dropped it like a piece of rotten fruit.

      If you feel that this is possible, then we have some serious conspiracies, or some serious mental health issues in this country. I prefer to believe the later as wouldn’t this whole conspiracy also required the use of “time travel”? If Time travel is actually possible, please go back and tell me not to try to “kiss Shelly Matthews” in the 3rd grade, as it took me 3 years to not be called “Mr. Smoocher” by all my classmates!

      Being a “intelligent and thoughtful” person I wonder what how anyone with a similar mindset could believe the sheer amount of outright “stories” that have some out from the right this year, especially not checking reliable “unbiased” sources for their accuracy as you look pretty dopey when you tell other things that are obvious stories.

      Now I’m not saying that the Democratic party is void of telling some doozies, but the sheer number that have come out from the right have greatly outpaced the Republican parties (and several sources have given the numbers of between 40-90 to 1) efforts to do anything to try to convince their following of malfeasance by the President.

      I hope that you and Russ are more intelligent than you both are appearing (on some of these issues) and can actually find several Neutral websites to get your information from as if I was so dopey to just look at the Democratic and Republican sites, I might fall for the wacky politically based emails I get every day too!

      Enjoy you time off and, just remember that most people gain 15 pounds in a week on those cruise ships (I know I did!) so have a wonderful time and stay away from going back for 2nds and 3rds!

  7. Michael Anderson says:

    I hate that bucket.

    Speaking of hate, check this out:

  8. Michael Anderson says:

    Whoops. Trying again…


  9. David Maggs says:

    Gee Michael…..

    That’s something to be really proud of posting!

    Maybe it’s time to move back to Mississippi, as I don’t think you’ll fit in this community with racist views like that.

  10. Michael Anderson says:

    Todd and David, I’m not “proud to post it.” As I said, it is an example of hate. This photo was taken in Charlottesville and it is creating quite a stir on the Internet.

    I thought it pertinent to the discussion regarding Obama’s legitimacy. I’m not saying that people who think Obama’s birth certificate is fake would also put this bumper sticker on their car.

    What I am pointing out is that it is difficult to have a rational discussion on this topic when there is a certain faction of voters in this country who just can’t get over the fact that a black man is president.

    I can appreciate those who want to just focus on Obama’s alleged secrecy about his past. But when we start talking about Kenya, that crosses a line.

    Here’s another link: http://stickatude.com/store2/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=77

    • Todd Juvinall says:

      What a load. You are claiming Maggs is a racist. The story here has nothing to do with the BS you spewed. You should be ashamed of yourself perpetuating hate like that.

      • Michael Anderson says:

        Todd, I’m not perpetuating anything. You’re purposefully trying to confuse people and obfuscate the issue of whether or not Obama is a natural born citizen. Why are you doing that?

  11. MA, that is BS. What does the bumper sticker have to do with his birth certificate? Why would you bring in something like that into a discussion about a legal document? You are simply race baiting, I thought you were above that crap.

  12. David Maggs says:

    Thank you Todd for brining clarity to what I was exactly thinking!

  13. So I heard the “chef” was able to ascertain the MA bare link and claim the intent of the link was other than what I ascertained. Wow, that cook is so smart! NOT!.

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