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Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot (udgave 2004)

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In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes... Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations... a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right.         Penned by the Emmy award-winning Saturday Night Live writer whom John Podhoretz of the New York Post has called "the man responsible for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time," Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot tackles the issues--and the politicians--in ways few have dared...         Exploding Medicare Costs: "Why not shoot the elderly into space?  Stay with me.  Because I'm not just thinking about the budget here.  I'm talking about science.  Just think how many more manned space operations NASA could undertake if they didn't have to worry about getting the astronauts back."         Crime: "I have a radical gun-buyback idea that I guarantee would be a huge success.  Here's how it works: hand in a gun, get a free vial of crack."         Newt Gingrich: "Many of us, like Newt, have acknowledged smoking dope and reading Toffler in the early 70s.  But after reading his book, I think Newt's dirty little secret is that he smoked dope and watched The Jetsons."         Phil Gramm: "If you get beyond the fact the Gramm is ugly, mean, hypocritical, has a boob fetish, and drives his wife like a mule, he does have a certain folksy charm."         On the subject of Rush Limbaugh, Franken lets the facts speak for themselves. Listen to Rush, the "rugged individualist" and enemy of government handouts, explain how his second wife made him stop sitting around the house eating just food and go file for unemployment insurance.  And learn all of Rush's several explanations for how he avoided the draft.         Of course, when it comes to draft-dodging Republicans, Rush isn't alone. Reading Al's Vietnam short story, "Operation Chickenhawk," you'll savor the exploits of Privates Limbaugh, Gramm, Quayle, Buchanan, Gingrich, and George Will as Lieutenant Oliver North leads them kicking and screaming into combat.         And don't miss Al's informative discussion with the man who has "the easiest job in America": Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker.  And much, much more.… (mere)
Medlem:garth
Titel:Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
Forfattere:Al Franken
Info:Penguin Books Ltd (2004), Paperback, 336 pages
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Nøgleord:politics, humor, MO

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Al Franken is very intelligent, witty and articulate. I read this because I was so impressed with "Giant of the Senate". This effort, more than twenty years old, was an earlier version of the man he has become. It was a good reminder of the people and events of that time. It remains relevant for its analysis of the hypocrisy, lack of logic and misguided philosophy of those he skewers. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
Not being American, I had no idea who Al Franken was when I bought "Rush Limbaugh is a big fat idiot" at a small second hand bookshop in a town in southern Oregon during a US road trip twenty years ago. I did know who Rush Limbaugh was as it was very difficult to avoid the man on radio or television.

Watching Limbaugh one noted that he was a big man who certainly had a large ego. I didn’t agree with some things he said but I don’t think Limbaugh is an idiot. Anyway, Franken gets stuck into Limbaugh and other conservative figures and gets the odd laugh on the way as some of his claims stick while others do not. And I could do without the fictional interludes in “Rush Limbaugh …” as well. Still, the book sufficiently killed time on the train ride to San Francisco. ( )
  MiaCulpa | Jun 28, 2017 |
Pretty funny and a solid pasting of the conservatve viewpoint, which seems to be 'tax me as little as possible and everything will be fine; The problem is that with this jerk in the white house, the country hasnt changed much. ( )
  annbury | Jun 22, 2017 |
Pretty funny and especially for the left wingers out there, spot on. Franken spends a lot of time attacking Limbaugh and other Conservatives for their idiotic positions. The problem is that with Trump as President, nothing has changed.

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  annbury | Jun 22, 2017 |
Having read "Liars" and "Truth" first, I left this one for a rainy day. Franken doesn't disappoint. He is quite funny and while less rigorous in his dismantling of his targets than in his later books, he is nonetheless still dead-on.

My favorite parts of any of his works are where he quotes the fool he is exposing, then wraps the quote in the context of the truth (which is verifiable). Intelligent readers will come to the conclusions he reaches, whether in satire (as in this book), comedy ("Lies"), or somber dismay ("Truth"). ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
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In the grand satirical tradition of Swift, Rabelais, and Twain comes... Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, and Other Observations... a scathing--but uncompromisingly fair--look at America's largest talk show host and the rest of the Republican right.         Penned by the Emmy award-winning Saturday Night Live writer whom John Podhoretz of the New York Post has called "the man responsible for some of the most brilliant political satire of our time," Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot tackles the issues--and the politicians--in ways few have dared...         Exploding Medicare Costs: "Why not shoot the elderly into space?  Stay with me.  Because I'm not just thinking about the budget here.  I'm talking about science.  Just think how many more manned space operations NASA could undertake if they didn't have to worry about getting the astronauts back."         Crime: "I have a radical gun-buyback idea that I guarantee would be a huge success.  Here's how it works: hand in a gun, get a free vial of crack."         Newt Gingrich: "Many of us, like Newt, have acknowledged smoking dope and reading Toffler in the early 70s.  But after reading his book, I think Newt's dirty little secret is that he smoked dope and watched The Jetsons."         Phil Gramm: "If you get beyond the fact the Gramm is ugly, mean, hypocritical, has a boob fetish, and drives his wife like a mule, he does have a certain folksy charm."         On the subject of Rush Limbaugh, Franken lets the facts speak for themselves. Listen to Rush, the "rugged individualist" and enemy of government handouts, explain how his second wife made him stop sitting around the house eating just food and go file for unemployment insurance.  And learn all of Rush's several explanations for how he avoided the draft.         Of course, when it comes to draft-dodging Republicans, Rush isn't alone. Reading Al's Vietnam short story, "Operation Chickenhawk," you'll savor the exploits of Privates Limbaugh, Gramm, Quayle, Buchanan, Gingrich, and George Will as Lieutenant Oliver North leads them kicking and screaming into combat.         And don't miss Al's informative discussion with the man who has "the easiest job in America": Rush Limbaugh's fact-checker.  And much, much more.

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