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Posted By: Lucky5, 2/3/2020 3:14:33 PM

Longtime influential conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh announced on his show Monday he was diagnosed with "advanced lung cancer," a shocking announcement in which he said he will miss shows for treatment. “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program


This source gives a bit more information. Prayers to you Rush.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/3/2020 3:21:13 PM (No. 306100)
No way. A disaster. I'm going to turn into a democrat and deny reality.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 2/3/2020 3:23:19 PM (No. 306104)
He can afford the best care and hopefully he will get it. We are fortunate that he will not have to rely on obamacare for his treatments. He would be a goner for sure if that were the case.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 2/3/2020 3:24:27 PM (No. 306105)
I'm sick over this. Rush is like a big brother to me. I'm thankful to have been able to listen since 91 during the years raising my kids. I always regretted that my Dad never got to hear him. He can beat this, I know two who have. My prayers are with him for a complete recovery. It will be interesting what his critics have to say. Class will tell.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read 2/3/2020 3:24:33 PM (No. 306106)
Rush was instrumental in solidifying my conservative leanings in the 1980's. He is a treasure. I will double my prayers.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 2/3/2020 3:25:31 PM (No. 306108)
A rock. A Conservative rock.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: pros7767 2/3/2020 3:26:13 PM (No. 306111)
Rush is a conservative icon and a great man. His influence on our country has been immense and he is needed now more than ever. Ldotters, please pray for him and his family and friends. With God's help, we might be able to get a miracle out of this one.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: tisHimself 2/3/2020 3:30:37 PM (No. 306114)
Loaned to us by God.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Connor 2/3/2020 3:31:35 PM (No. 306116)
He is my hero and the beacon of hope for conservatism. I love Rush.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/3/2020 3:31:39 PM (No. 306117)
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rolltide 2/3/2020 3:34:03 PM (No. 306122)
I’m devastated. There are no words to express my sadness right now. Rush has been like a father to me and such an education in not just politics, but life. Have grown up listening to him and he has been my best friend during the day. I pray that he will be granted a full recovery. I am praying for him and for God’s will to be done. I know many people are grieving right now just like me and we can all support each other, and Rush, with our prayers💔
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Reply 11 - Posted by: excalgalcg 2/3/2020 3:37:01 PM (No. 306126)
I lost my beloved husband to this insidious disease. It’s debilitating and depending what level Rush is on, the length of his survival. He’s a good man and truly loves his audience. Prayers for him. I just read some comments on his announcement from another site and they are horrific. He needs support. We will make sure he gets it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: droopydog 2/3/2020 3:39:23 PM (No. 306130)
I've never met him but I feel like he is a good and trusted friend. This is, indeed, a kick in the gut. I will pray for an effective treatment and his continued inspiration.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: morecowbell 2/3/2020 3:39:44 PM (No. 306131)
Devastated by this news. I started listening to Rush during the summer of 1989 while working on an assembly line to save money for college. He took my mush-filled brain and turned it into the conservative-thinking masterpiece it is today. Though I suspected something was awry based on his recent absences, this still comes as a shock. Sending prayers and good vibes to The Maha Rushie from Idaho!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: shredmaster 2/3/2020 3:40:39 PM (No. 306132)
Prayers for you El Rushbo! I know from my dad's experience, if Rush is in Stage 4 his treatment will prolong his life about six months. I began listening in late 80s. I wonder how many leftists will be cheering and celebrating his passing, whenever it occurs?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: NancyD 2/3/2020 3:41:37 PM (No. 306133)
I looked up stage 4 and that means that it has moved to other organs. I know he will have the best doctors in the world and he will go after this like he has lived his life, pedal to the metal. God Bless Rush and his family.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 2/3/2020 3:41:46 PM (No. 306134)
Democrats will rejoice. And that fact says a lot of very, very good things about Limbaugh.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rubinski 2/3/2020 3:42:53 PM (No. 306136)
I’m devastated. I first heard about Rush in 1993 when I was in Bangkok Thailand. I had gone on a day trip sponsored by the hotel up to “The Bridge over the River Kwai” in Kanchanaburi Thailand. A marine and a professor from University of Nebraska who were also taking the day trip told me about how Rush was someone I must listen to. Up to that point I wasn’t very political and sometimes voted for democrats—when I voted. When I returned to the US, I listened to Rush and fairly quickly realized I was a solid conservative. I never looked back and never voted Democrat again. Will be praying for his recovery.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 2/3/2020 3:46:32 PM (No. 306141)
America is praying for you, Rush! For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:37, NASB)
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Duchess 2/3/2020 3:51:55 PM (No. 306145)
My dearest friend had stage 4 lung and has been alive for 3 years now, due to advanced medical treatment in this type of cancer. Prayers for Rush and all here who have had to deal with this cancer.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Catfur27 2/3/2020 3:52:55 PM (No. 306146)
There are only TWO people who are irreplaceable at this time in American History...Rush and Donald Trump ....and Rush played a huge role in helping Trump win the Presidency
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/3/2020 3:54:33 PM (No. 306148)
One of those things I'll always remember where I was when I heard. Rush is irreplaceable, may God bless him. Words truly fail me at this time. Prayers for Rush Limbaugh and our country.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 2/3/2020 3:56:03 PM (No. 306151)
Dittos to all the above.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Heraclitus 2/3/2020 3:59:04 PM (No. 306153)
Like so many others here, I began listening to Rush almost from the beginning, and remember where I was and what I was doing when my husband stopped home on his way back to his office from court. He said, "You've got to listen to this guy! He's talking like we do!" And my beloved brother --a long-time talk listener to talk radio out of Boston-- my brother who just lost his battle with cancer, said the same. I admit to sobbing. Rush has been a steady intellectual "companion" for (almost the whole) three hours a day, 32 years. A thoughtful, insightful analyst of politics and culture, so brilliant, and funny as heck. As for the Rush-haters, well, I prefer not to let myself think about what those negative, poisonous people will vomit up in their vileness. Rather, all my family is praying for him and his family and friends.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ho72 2/3/2020 4:02:04 PM (No. 306157)
We can expect the usual classless reaction from the libs and they rejoice and make jokes. If it were in my power, I would curse the whole lot of jackals to a miserable, lingering death... all in the name of love and tolerance.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: pensom2 2/3/2020 4:07:23 PM (No. 306161)
Rush is unique. Supremely insightful on politics. A voice that makes him more listenable than most all political radio personalities. His departure will leave a genuine void.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ncva 2/3/2020 4:08:11 PM (No. 306163)
Praying for Rush and staying off social media where my stupid liberal acquaintances are no doubt making snide posts. My father died of lung cancer 33 years ago, but treatment has advanced so much since then. May God give Rush's doctors wisdom and direction.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Wendybird 2/3/2020 4:10:24 PM (No. 306165)
Rush is an honest genius. He often says “Talent on loan from God”, and the “formerly nicotine stained fingers”. I listen every day, and was in shock and devastated to hear him today make this announcement. An observer and advisor without peer in history as far as I’m concerned. This including Samuel Johnson, Mark Twain, the ancient Greeks, or anyone else in world history.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: starboard 2/3/2020 4:12:28 PM (No. 306167)
This is devastating news. Rush has been a part of my family for decades. I believe in the power of prayer and pray for his upcoming treatments for a remission and a recovery from this affliction. We love you Rush.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: athina 2/3/2020 4:12:37 PM (No. 306168)
The advances in treatments these days give hope. My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago and he had a successful surgery because of the tumor’s fortuitous location - but he also has been on an immunotherapy treatment for another cancer that they say is helping this lung cancer as well. He is 90 now and doing well God bless you and keep you, Rush. you were the voice of common sense that I stumbled on in 1992 after Clinton was elected and I listened rabidly until Obama was re-elected in 2012. All through the years of being home with my children. One of my sons went to Hillsdale lol because we learned about it through you. What a gift you have been to so many of us, giving voice to our fundamental beliefs that had been so battered by the liberal media onslaught, and keeping us from panic. God is with you, friend. There is no greater hope than through Jesus Christ. He hears the prayers of His faithful.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: udanja99 2/3/2020 4:14:43 PM (No. 306170)
28 year listener - it felt like a kick in the gut when he made this announcement. I could feel my heart wrenching in my chest. I can’t imagine life without him. He and Lucianne have helped me keep my sanity these last 2 plus decades. Please, everyone, pray for Rush, his family and his doctors. Pray and pray and pray! And don’t read or listen to the left’s response to this news - it will be the most disgusting odious heinous venom we have ever. heard. We love you, Rush!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: YorkieMom 2/3/2020 4:21:22 PM (No. 306177)
Very sad news. Praying for you, Rush.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sandbar 2/3/2020 4:23:13 PM (No. 306179)
Comments refer to stage 4 however I don't see that in this article. It says "advanced". That said, diagnosis is not necessarily a death sentence. Is it a small cell cancer or large cell? Where is it located? Is it operable? I had the large lobe of my left lung removed in 2011 due to lung cancer. I'm obviously still kicking, oxygen levels are fine, do my own yard work, home maintenance, and live a pretty active life for a 77 yr. old. We need you, Rush. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: athina 2/3/2020 4:34:06 PM (No. 306187)
Want to add that a friend who had many many tumors in her lungs 3-4 yrs ago and was told at Sloan Kettering that she couldnt be treated - went to Cancer Center of America, in Phillie, I believe, and they have treated her very successfully. she is strong in the Lord too.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/3/2020 4:37:38 PM (No. 306189)
My experience exactly, # 30. Since 1992 Rush has been a bulwark, and in a very real sense a brother and a friend to me. I know that millions of other Americans and all L-Dotters feel the same way. Lincoln said that the judgements of God are "good and righteous altogether" Let faith in that timeless truth sustain us. It is what the Almighty and our beloved El Rushbo would have us do.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Smart11344 2/3/2020 4:39:07 PM (No. 306190)
I am almost sorry I checked in on Lucianne right now, to discover this tragic news about RUSH. I am sure he will battl;e this with the best of his abilities and excellent medical care. May God watch over you and return your health. God Bless. Amen.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Sandpiper 2/3/2020 4:50:20 PM (No. 306198)
Oh!! Heartbreaking news!! Rush has been our General in the latter-day battle for liberty and truth! So, so sad!! I believe he has done God’s work and if the Lord has decided to call him home than I pray it is swift and pain-free (I’ve seen loved ones suffer the opposite. You wish that on no one.) BUT - God willing, there are millions of us out here that can pray for him. We do live in an age of miracles and that is exactly what I will be praying for. O God hear our prayers!
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Phantomll 2/3/2020 4:53:22 PM (No. 306203)
We're praying for you, Rush. GBU.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Timber Queen 2/3/2020 4:55:09 PM (No. 306204)
TK and I were married in 1988; he a rock-ribbed conservative and me a liberal ACLU feminist. We had polite, and spirited, current events discussions at dinner. TK calmly presented logical arguments and I found my first assumptions always challenged. I wanted to familiarize myself with what his view on any daily topic would be and I had heard of this new conservative talk guy, Rush Limbaugh. I began listening when I could catch a few minutes and used him for opposition research. I'm remedial. It took a total of four years for my full conversion. After the second year I began to listen longer and more frequently. TK and I agreed on more issues. By year three I was a frequent listener yet could not bring myself to change my registration to Republican (shudder). In 1992 I bought into Bill Clinton's "Third Way" shtick and thought Hillary! was fantastic on liberal talk radio interviews. Six months after BJ's inauguration I registered Republican. I began listening to Rush at work with the volume down low, but anyone who came into my office knew who was on the radio. He was with me through nine years in service to the City of Los Angeles, and got me through doing seven years hard-time at my current county's Socialist Services. Since retiring 12 years ago I've listened faithfully every morning while reading Lucianne. I found Ldot on the recommendation of Tony Snow one day when he was guest host. (Back when registration for posting was closed and I had to wait several years to get on.) Rush taught me about life, with a little politics on the side. I believe he saved our fledgling marriage and made me a better wife and a stronger, truly independent woman. His influence on my life is incalculable. In his humbleness he admits his talent is indeed on loan from God. Let us pray in our humbleness that God will extend the loan.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/3/2020 5:00:21 PM (No. 306209)
God, no. Tell me this isn't true. The one person who has helped me keep my head on straight for the last 25+ years. How terrible. I don't know what to do except pray to the Lord to allow Rush to beat his cancer. You can do it, Rush! The dims and msm will be giddy over this. Ignore their expected evil snark.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: MuncsSister 2/3/2020 5:05:04 PM (No. 306215)
Rush, I know you and your staff read Lucianne so I want to tell you what you mean to me and how tremendously proud I am to be a “Rush Baby.” I have listened since I was old enough to begin to understand what it really truly means to be an American, the 3rd grade I think, so we’re in our 27th year! You are my favorite teacher, one of my most favorite Americans (Washington, Adams, Limbaugh... you’re up there Maha!), and I feel like you are a wonderful old friend. Your voice is an important one in my life and I am gutted by your news today. I want you to know that you are in my prayers and those of my children, Rush Grandbabies. Thank you for everything.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Shells 2/3/2020 5:09:11 PM (No. 306216)
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Italiano 2/3/2020 5:14:38 PM (No. 306219)
Rush is family. Irreplaceable.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/3/2020 5:16:07 PM (No. 306223)
It hurts to read this.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Hazymac 2/3/2020 5:18:56 PM (No. 306224)
This Rush listener since Summer 1989 adds his prayers to everyone else's. Rush is one of us, irreplaceable. We love him and wish him full remission and years more.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: anniebc 2/3/2020 5:19:12 PM (No. 306225)
Oh my! My heart hurts. We love our Rush, and I know I'll be praying for him. Thank God he's birthed a lot of Rush babies.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: TheRevJMP 2/3/2020 5:19:24 PM (No. 306226)
I found myself thinking recently, "I don't know how he does it, but Rush is thinking more sharply, sounding funnier, and performing an even more crucial service than ever lately. Can he actually be 69 years old?" Then a terrible thought struck me: "What will happen when his years actually catch up to him? What will life be like when there's a void where his voice used to be?" The idea was so unthinkable I just put it out of my mind. I don't know about the rest of you, but Rush has been more than a bulwark of sanity, and a borderline family member, for three decades. He has clarified and bolstered what it means to be "conservative." He has shown that it's cool, and why. And he has pretty much singlehandedly kept me grounded in reality, and optimism, through the incredible avalanche of lies and corruption from the Democrat-media-intelligence-swamplex over the past three years. I don't know what I'd have done without him. You can have your Hannitys, Ingrahams, O'Reillys and the rest of the folks who came along in his wake. Rush is the Babe Ruth of talk radio: he set the standard, and he still leaves the others far behind. Big prayers -- *big* prayers -- for the Big Voice on the Right.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: snapper451 2/3/2020 5:21:40 PM (No. 306227)
Very devastating news. I like many posters below have been listening since the 1989 time frame and his 3 weekday hours helped me survive the ugliness of the Clinton's and the darkest hours of recent American history, the Obama years. Our prayers are with you Rush and with the advances in cancer treatment may God's touch bring a cure for you. Thank you for all you have done for America Rush!
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Reply 48 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/3/2020 5:26:37 PM (No. 306231)
So well said, # 46.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: 3XALADY 2/3/2020 5:28:59 PM (No. 306233)
Mega dittos to all the posts. I've been a Rush listener almost since he started. Was a conservative so he didn't have to win me over, but he was my beacon for all these years. God bless you and your family, Rush. Praying God doesn't need your expertise right away and we can still keep you - for a long, long time.
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Reply 50 - Posted by: red1066 2/3/2020 5:37:00 PM (No. 306244)
I suspect Rush will pull through this. I believe Rush is still trying to grasp the diagnosis. Getting hit with this news is like a gut punch. So we'll see how his sounds in a few months.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: Clinger 2/3/2020 5:41:24 PM (No. 306246)
Rush is the reason we have a voice. All "conservative" outlets, which at the moment I define as not communist, are built on the foundation Rush laid. This man is as important to our republic as the founders, he is the first re-founder.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Texpub 2/3/2020 5:41:54 PM (No. 306248)
I can not tell you how many times I have said, "I can't wait to hear what Rush has to say about (current topic)." Or, the times I have said, "Wow! Rush was on fire today!" I will be praying and holding you in my heart. We will struggle through this together. All of us are with you, Rush!!!
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Reply 53 - Posted by: NorthernDog 2/3/2020 5:46:19 PM (No. 306254)
Very sad news. Like others have said, his recent absences from the radio program concerned me. But then he didn't say much about it - until today. He has been blessed immensely in life, and I hope & pray that continues as long as possible into the future.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: FunOne 2/3/2020 5:52:47 PM (No. 306259)
Listening to the last fifteen minutes of his program today was heartbreaking for me. I never met him, but I love him like family. I found him by accident while driving many miles from home and searching for an interesting radio station. He helped me tollerate the Clinton years, and I have been a faithful listener for three decades. I know with the size of his faithful Dittoheads, there will be many prayers for his well-being this evening.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: gone2pot 2/3/2020 6:16:21 PM (No. 306271)
A gut punch to be sure. I hope he recovers. One of a kind in the best possible category of people throughout history. He is the soundtrack to so many of us.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 2/3/2020 6:30:55 PM (No. 306279)
Poster 11 said, "insidious." That's the word I thought of, as Rush reported no symptoms until last month. Rush is uppermost in the thoughts of loyal Ldotters.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/3/2020 6:31:17 PM (No. 306280) I am still reeling. Words are so insufficient. I will be praying faithfully for God’s will to be done regarding Rush’s health. There is nothing that is impossible with God. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathryn, David, the rest of his family and friends and to all who love him for bringing light into the darkness. He has taught us to be happy warriors and to love this great country. I am hopeful that with the prayers of so many, the advances that have been made in treatment and with Rush’s indomitable spirit that we will be thrilled with a good outcome. He has touched so many lives in such a positive way and millions will be saying a prayer for this fine patriot in the coming days, weeks and months. God bless you, Rush. We’ve got your back!
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Reply 58 - Posted by: watashiyo 2/3/2020 6:33:41 PM (No. 306283)
21st century, survival rate from lung cancer has increased substantially. Lots of prayers would help seal it! Will be praying for a strong recovery.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: BamaTex 2/3/2020 6:33:45 PM (No. 306284)
That is the worst news. Rush if you read these comments please accept a heartfelt and warmest "thank you" for all you have done over the years--and I could not be more sincere. Whenever (over the last 25 years) I was down and mourning the decline of the great USA, I tuned you in for a few minutes and you would always lift my spirits and get me back on the side of the optimists. And the best part--and a very special extra "thank you" Rush--you always did your job with wonderful humor and a cheerful heart (and first-class humor, too--you made me laugh when I needed to laugh and when few others could)--you embody the great American spirit: a man that wishes his fellow citizens no ill, but only all the best this great country has to offer. I and my family will be praying for your full recovery. I look forward to being informed and entertained by the irreplaceable Rush for many years!
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Reply 60 - Posted by: Newtsche 2/3/2020 6:35:57 PM (No. 306287)
Beautiful thoughts, #38.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: jinx 2/3/2020 6:40:50 PM (No. 306293)
Rush has been our voice for over 30 years; I have been listening to him the entire time. He is the one who tells the truth about what is happening in Washington. May God bless him as he fights this terrible disease. We prayer warrior's have his back. He has been there for us; we will be there for him. Let's roll!
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Reply 62 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 2/3/2020 6:44:09 PM (No. 306296)
My sister in law has small-cell lung cancer. She was a long-time smoker since age 17. She is in radiation treatment now following chemo and immuno-therapy. In her early 60s. She may beat the odds and still be here in 5 years after being diagnosed last August. We can only hope. The immuno-therapy that Rush is going to try shows much promise. I sincerely hope it works for him and my sister in law.
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Reply 63 - Posted by: Jebediah 2/3/2020 6:47:39 PM (No. 306299)
I am just other word.
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Reply 64 - Posted by: mizzmac 2/3/2020 6:53:46 PM (No. 306302)
Lifting up prayers to the Father for this good man who feels like a friend to so many. Asking God to guide his physicians, lengthen his days, comfort his family and strengthen his faith during this trial. You are loved Rush. You are loved.
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Reply 65 - Posted by: buckeye1 2/3/2020 7:09:22 PM (No. 306306)
I turned Rush off just before his announcement and was back in the car just as hannity came on the air. My jaw dropped in disbelief. God bless Rush in his hour of need. I've been a Rush fan since 1991.
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Reply 66 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/3/2020 7:11:49 PM (No. 306307)
Sad to hear. Many prayers for his recovery Hope he makes it. He's one of the good guys.
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Reply 67 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/3/2020 7:14:12 PM (No. 306309)
I have no words! He is much braver than I could be. God bless him and keep him safe.
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Reply 68 - Posted by: ramona 2/3/2020 7:17:33 PM (No. 306311)
I only heard the beginning of his show today so am just learning this news now. I just don't believe it. I was in the car, driving, when I heard him make the announcement about his hearing loss. Almost drove into oncoming traffic, it was such a shock. And look how he conquered that little glitch. Prayers for him and for all who depend on him for sanity on the airwaves. Dear Lord, we knew he wouldn't be here forever, but I for sure thought he would be talking to us at age 90. Ramona (the Pest)
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Reply 69 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 2/3/2020 7:19:06 PM (No. 306313)
William F. Buckley made me a Conservative, Rush taught me how to be one. I stopped listening 15 years ago because I was always working but I wish him nothing but the best. We won't be able to replace him when he is no longer on the air!
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Reply 70 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/3/2020 7:20:53 PM (No. 306315)
As #21 posted, I will certainly always remember exactly where I was when I heard this news ( though I had a dark feeling a couple of weeks ago when Mark Steyn gave me a dreaded premonition of what we heard today). I was just leaving my bank when I turned on the radio. I was stunned as I sat there in my "DittoHead Nation" t-shirt that I got for Christmas last year. I've tried not to miss a show since 88 and have always suspected that he came to this Salon to build his daily Stack of Stuff. We can never underestimate what this man did for his country and I hope that these prayers/eulogies/well wishes hit their target untie that one hand to help him fight and win this battle , as well.
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Reply 71 - Posted by: nina584 2/3/2020 7:26:30 PM (No. 306320)
I started listening in1988. Mostly on my way to the hospital for emergencies. I kept asking who is this guy? It was refreshing to find someone who I agreed with. My prayers for a full recovery.
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Reply 72 - Posted by: DVC 2/3/2020 7:28:41 PM (No. 306321)
I'll say some prayers for his recovery. He's been a tremendous force for good in this country.
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Reply 73 - Posted by: rushie 2/3/2020 7:34:36 PM (No. 306325)
I felt like one huge sob went up from America. I found Rush on my lunch hour while searching for the result of the Clarence Thomas vote. Have listened and loved him since. We went to Dan’s Bake sale, didn’t get to meet Rush but heard his speech there. A fantastic event; still remember the highway bumper to bumper going to Ft Collins from Denver. God’s Speed Rush.
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Reply 74 - Posted by: Tet Vet 68 2/3/2020 7:40:04 PM (No. 306330)
Lord God everything is possible with you. I pray for a miracle. Keep your servant Rush Limbaugh alive and cure this disease he has.
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Reply 75 - Posted by: GoldenSt8r 2/3/2020 7:46:49 PM (No. 306343)
I went through this last year, so I'm having a bit of anxiety just writing this post. But, I want to write it so as to encourage others that this is not the automatic death sentence that a cancer diagnosis once was. I divide the whole ordeal into different stages... Diagnosis testing and treatment planning, radiation and chemo treatments, surgery, another 2 cycles of Chemo treatment, and finally recovery. First symptom was in November 2018 and last chemo was August 1, 2019, The stage that Rush is in right now was the hardest of them all for me. There's the shock, the excruciating period while waiting for test results, the mind thinking the worst and planning for your own demise, etc. etc. Emotionally, it was the hardest part of the whole process. The doctors learn important information from each of the tests (Ct Scan, Biopsy, pulmonary function test, Pet Scan, and MRI) Through testing they figure out the exact location of the cancer, its size, and whether it has spread to other regions. My doctors could not or would not tell me the stage of Cancer I had until all the tests were completed, so I'm thinking when he says "advanced" it does not necessarily mean stage 4, as others have said. (I remember them calling mine advanced and it turned out to be stage 3B) Rush has a few things going for him ... his weight is down, he exercises, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't smoke anymore. They stressed to me how important those 3 things were, and told me to treat the time before radiation and chemo started like boot camp in order to strengthen myself. And finally, it is so good to hear Rush say that he has a strong relationship with God. That got me through it and changed my mindset on more than one occasion. Everyone's prayers will helped, too. I pray for Rush.
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Reply 76 - Posted by: XCenturion 2/3/2020 8:03:01 PM (No. 306360)
Our prayers are with you Rush!
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Reply 77 - Posted by: Kowgirl 2/3/2020 8:08:25 PM (No. 306362)
#75 ... thank you for sharing your experience. May God bless you and keep you healthy.
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Reply 78 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 2/3/2020 8:24:53 PM (No. 306367)
My most-admired public figure..... and no, he's not perfect--- are you?--- or a candidate for sainthood. I've been listening since early 90s.
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Reply 79 - Posted by: gramma b 2/3/2020 8:38:44 PM (No. 306382)
He's irreplaceable.
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Reply 80 - Posted by: Chuzzles 2/3/2020 8:44:05 PM (No. 306386)
I am so sorry to hear this news today. This is a devastating blow to him, especially since his life seems to finally settled into a happy path for him with his current wife Catherine. Prayers and good wishes for you Rush as you battle this.
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Reply 81 - Posted by: bpl40 2/3/2020 8:54:24 PM (No. 306389)
Miracles happen. One happened on 11/8/16. With help from Rush. Let us pray for another one.
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Reply 82 - Posted by: Peaches 2/3/2020 9:27:18 PM (No. 306410)
Praying for you, Rush. Praying.
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Reply 83 - Posted by: Ruhn 2/3/2020 9:46:42 PM (No. 306423)
Rush in the early years was perhaps the ONLY line of defense of a conservative viewpoint in media that is both informative, entertaining (and funny)...and on AM radio! Forget about the networks and forget about print media for a conservative point of view. Rush was it and he held the line. In the process he informed and inspired millions craving for a conservative viewpoint that many of us shared but was never articulated better than Rush. In addition Rush arguably transformed American politics and media for the better. At a minimum, Rush put politicians and the media on notice that their monopoly of indoctrination was over and they now had to compete for the battle of ideas (which Rush logically pointed out that they typically lost on substance). I’ve been listening to Rush since 1990. Like so many others, he has been a fixture in my life since then. A great constant. I can’t imagine Rush not there. I don’t want to. But it’s not over yet. I add my prayers to everyone else’s. There IS power in prayer. I also take great comfort in the fact that Rush has raised a generation of Rush Babies that will carry on the fight long after he and the rest of us are gone. That is Rush’s enduring legacy!
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Reply 84 - Posted by: 49 Ford 2/3/2020 10:11:50 PM (No. 306443)
So well said, # 83. Thank you.
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Reply 85 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo 2/3/2020 10:52:57 PM (No. 306482)
As I listened it was sinking in all I thought was oh no no no. I have been listening to him since I was a kid and my Dad got me to listen and learn. Rush teaches lessons in critical thinking, seeing through the preverbal liberal fog and gives hope. There is no one like Rush....never will be. Prayers for Rush and Katherine, his brother David, his nieces and nephews. Prayers for his Docs, those medically caring for him. I am still stunned....I can't imagine a day not listening, not learning, not having the hope he brings.
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Reply 86 - Posted by: goodolmom 2/4/2020 12:15:16 AM (No. 306530)
I began to listen to Rush in 1995 after the death of our 16-year old daughter in a car accident. When I was in the car I couldn't stand the quiet, but I also couldn't do music. I turned to a talk radio station and there he was. Initially I rolled my eyes a lot. In time, I was hooked. I can't tell you how many times he's talked me down from the ledge. When the media is screaming that it's the end of the world for conservatives or all that we love, I listen for his take and almost always breath a sigh of relief. He's not been wrong yet. Today's news devastated me. My husband was in tears. Please know, Rush, that you have a million-plus army behind you. We will fight and pray as hard for you as you have done for us. I'll take this opportunity now to thank you for all you've done for our family during hard times (and you never even knew!) and to thank you in advance for your counsel in the years ahead. You've got this. God bless.
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