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Rush Limbaugh announces he has advanced lung cancer


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https://www.al.com/news/2020/02/rush...ng-cancer.html
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Limbaugh said he was diagnosed Jan. 20, a little more than a week after his Jan. 12 birthday.
I guess this sounds awful but I honestly cannot find it in myself to feel bad for him.
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I can't post anything honest in direct response that I could live with. Nobody deserves advanced cancer, and I'll just not post the "but" postscript to that thought.
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There is also a thread in the pit.

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I don't wish cancer on him or anyone else. Because fuck cancer. But I'm also not shedding any tears.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:33 PM
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That's terrible news, because Limbaugh was always so compassionate, understanding and empathetic about the plight of others.
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Let's wait a couple of days on this. Last time this happened it was just some addiction to pills and then he never went deaf.
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:23 PM
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I am sorry to hear he is ill.
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Let's wait a couple of days on this. Last time this happened it was just some addiction to pills and then he never went deaf.
He did go pretty much deaf, then got a coclular <sp> implant. That operation destroyed part of the ear and replaced it with this device - any hearing naturally would be impossible after that. He said that if he turns it off it is dead silent.
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He did go pretty much deaf, then got a coclular <sp> implant. That operation destroyed part of the ear and replaced it with this device - any hearing naturally would be impossible after that. He said that if he turns it off it is dead silent.
Interesting. He has looked pretty chipper on his tv appearances I have seen lately.
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:37 PM
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Let's wait a couple of days on this. Last time this happened it was just some addiction to pills and then he never went deaf.
I still remember when he had a scare about having a heart attack.

Amused when some reports sounded like : Doctors check on Limbaugh's heart... find nothing.
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Interesting. He has looked pretty chipper on his tv appearances I have seen lately.
The device does allow him to hear. IIRC he once bragged about being able to hear better then what is normal with the device. This was quite a while back, I'm guessing 15 years ago, so plenty of time to get over the loss and get on with life, and with that device it doesn't appear like he lost much.
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I don't wish him a long and painful ordeal, having lost someone close to cancer myself. But at the same time, I can't really muster much sympathy. This guy is in no small part responsible for our political discourse being in the state that it's in. He made his living being an asshole and tearing at the fabric of the country he claimed to have loved. His legacy is having helped craft an atmosphere in which a charlatan like Donald Trump could hijack the political system, and in which his lackeys could make a mockery of our democracy.
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I don't wish cancer on anyone, especially when it's the sort that my sister has been fighting for more than two years now. Likewise, I don't believe in the Christian notion of an afterlife, but in this particular case I can't help wishing that once Limbaugh does shuffle off this mortal coil, that there was some higher power he had to explain himself to.
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I'd love to see a deathbed confession from him.
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At least there's one thing about him that's advanced.
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Cancer is a bastard.

That said, one might hope that Limbaugh's new perspective on his own mortality might spark some repentance for the pain he's caused and the damage he's done to the country over the years, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Limbaugh has been pretty much politically irrelevant for a few years and there is also a separate thread here, so I am closing this thread.
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