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Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot (edition 1999)

by Al Franken

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Title:Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot
Authors:Al Franken
Info:Dell (1999), Edition: twentieth, Paperback, 336 pages
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Very funny satire and political insight from the soon to be Senator from Minnesota (I hope!). It is occasionally crude but always spot on with the issues. What's really sad is how little has changed since it was written.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
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  saintmarysaccden | Oct 24, 2013 |
Al Franken in his new book, suggests several novel solutions for some of our social problems. To relieve Medicare and NASA budgets he says, "Why not shoot the elderly into space? .. we could learn so much. What is the effect of weightlessness on arthritis?" And for the next Republican ticket he proposes Gingrich and Gramm. "That way the President could write the pornography and the Vice-President could produce it."

Franken also finds it amusing that so many of those castigating Bill Clinton for avoiding the draft did so themselves. These would include Phil Gramm (deferments), George Will (deferments), Clarence Thomas (4-F), Pat Buchanan (bad knee), and Newt, who now says he regrets not having gone. I regret he didn't go too. ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
Some political humor does not age well, especially when it focuses strongly on specific individuals. That is not the case here. This book is as fresh and relevant as ever, and to me, funnier than when I first read it- although that has a lot to do with the fact that when it was new, I was 13 and only reading it because I knew Franken's name from SNL. Not only Rush but many others in this book are still prominent and still as deserving of mockery as ever, including but not limited to Newt, Pat Buchannan, and the now-Governor of Ohio Kasich. The only part of this book that feels dated is when Franken says he could never go into politics (due to his inability to write a good sports metaphor). ( )
1 vote Unreachableshelf | Mar 5, 2012 |
Typical Franken, funny, but spotty in the humor, often more involved with Al Franken than with his subject. Very fun if you are ideologically inclined to dislike Limbaugh. ( )
  quantum_flapdoodle | Apr 29, 2011 |
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Rush Limbaugh claims his talent is on loan. With this book, Franken demonstrates that he owns. The frankly Democratic author's shtick reminds us how much of a free ride conservatives have gotten in the mainstream media. For instance, he really drives home the weirdness of the conservatives' preachiness about "family values" in light of Newt Gingrich's and Bob Dole's first marriages, and Rush Limbaugh's first, second and third marriages. And he has great fun with Rush's and Newt's miraculous draft deferments in a chapter where he imagines all of the great conservative "chicken-hawks" out on a Vietnam war patrol under the leadership of Ollie North.

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Al Franken targets the rantings of right wing politicians and the media hacks who support them, starting with his favourite, Rush Limbaugh.

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