Friday, February 02, 2007

El-Rushbo's Nobel scam

I thought it had to be some kind of a sick joke at first, the nomination of right-wing blowhard Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Price. But no! Some wingnut legal group, the Landmark Legal Foundation, actually nominated Limbaugh, the guy who advocates blowing up the middle east, for a Nobel Peace Prize. By way of explanation for this lapse in what one would assume to be at least average intelligence, their letter to the chairman of the Nobel Institute said:

"Landmark Legal Foundation herewith submits the name of Rush Limbaugh as an unsolicited nomination for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. We are offering this nomination for Mr. Limbaugh's nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all mankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. We fervently believe that these are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world."

Well, all-righty then. As one who torments myself on an occasional basis by listening to Rush on my truck radio (I'd never let Rush into my home), I can see him qualifying for a lot of prizes, but the Nobel ain't one of them. Rush and his right-wing water-carrying bullshit-spewing cohorts (Coulter, Malkin, O'Reilly etc. ad nauseum) have done more to fuel division and hatred than the fucking taliban. If everyone got along (a/k/a "peace"), there'd be no demand for the likes of Limbaugh.

But as usual with these guys, there's "the rest" of the story. It turns out that Limbaugh sits on the board of directors of the wingnut legal foundation that submitted his nomination. "It's an unpaid position!" he squealed on this morning's blat-fest, before going on to shill his new line of Rush Limbaugh Nobel Prize coins, hats, T-shirts, poop scoopers and dildos. And I bet none of those are free. Apart from all that, the "unsolicited nomination" isn't even legitimate, since the official nomination process is by invitation only.

What a scam, and all from a guy who once called Nobel Prize winners "clowns and egghead elitists who can't even button their shirts".