What the hell were you thinking?
When we were kids playing in the sandbox we learned pretty fast the rules of civility; don’t hit, don’t spit and don’t use bad words. If we did any of these things, there would be repercussions.
Clearly you need to go back to kindergarten.
But this is really about me. And all the people like me.
I reserve the right to speak my concerns, my ideas, my worries and my beliefs without having to suffer ridicule and slander.
I believe in a fair America where we all have a voice and none of us speaks louder than the other.
I want to live in a world where bullies are held accountable for their actions. No exceptions.
I would like to have an America where political parties actually work for the common good of all. I’m still waiting.
I would hope that if a person holds a position of power in the media, they would utilize that position to enlighten, to encourage and to bring forth topics for open discussion as opposed to humiliate, discourage or judge. Intelligence never stoops to insults, it doesn’t have to.
I don’t believe that degradation, slander and intimidation is a good way to bring others to my way of thinking. Respect is an awesome thing, when given it is often returned.
I hold the conviction that character matters much more than reputation. There is a world of difference between them.
I think that the world has enough hate. We’ve also had our fill of bores that hold themselves higher by pushing others down.
I believe in tolerance. Diversity is what America was built on.
I abhor hypocrisy. It stems from lies.
I don’t believe that single minded people can rule with good conscience. Agenda oriented leaders usually lead in only one direction.
I don’t think that blowhards have any place on our airways. It’s good for stirring the pot and making the big bucks but rarely has it solved any problems.
I still stand by the rules that we were all raised by. Be polite, be mindful of your words, be smart and be kind. There has never been a time when you couldn’t get your point across by being all of these things.
I trust that communication can bring change. Preaching disparity keeps us all in a quagmire.
And now back to you, Mr. Limbaugh. I believe in your right to voice your opinions and make a very lucrative living doing so. I would simply recommend that you follow the principles of common decency and the American way of doing things; fairly. Name calling wasn’t acceptable in first grade and it’s not acceptable now. You have some troubles on your plate; being called an “insincere pig” by Don Imus is just a wart on the hog.
In case you were wondering, I have been a Republican, an apologizing Republican, a Democrat, a regretful Democrat and an Independent. These days my loyalties can be found in the camp of good sense, fair policies and honest dealings. And while it’s sometimes hard to figure out who represents what, mud-slinging will never figure into the assessment.
Good luck to you and to all of us; I suspect we will need it.
I must close by saying it’s a sure bet that you have brought these ills upon yourself and I suspect you deserve the current onslaught that has befallen you. I’m hoping you can learn from this and continue your career in a far more civilized manner, but I’m not betting the farm on it.
That’s my opinion, and I’m entitled to it.