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Fired Up! Missouri - Rush Limbaugh http://www.firedupmissouri.com/taxonomy/term/283/0 en FactCheck.org: Kinder Ad "Clearly Not True" http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/factcheckorg-kinder-ad-clearly-not-true <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="321" src="http://blip.tv/play/hIUWg4CjRgI.html?p=1" width="480"></iframe><embed src="http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#hIUWg4CjRgI" style="display:none" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed></p> <p>Posted yesterday on <a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/08/rushs-ruse-in-missouri/#.UCRrM4ae20w.twitter" target="_blank">FactCheck.org&#39;s Spin Detectors blog</a>:&nbsp;</p> <blockquote><p>In a campaign-funded radio ad to Missouri voters, Rush Limbaugh claimed the state&rsquo;s lieutenant governor &ldquo;banned taxpayer-funded travel for politicians&rdquo; when he led the state Senate. <strong>Not really.</strong></p> <p>Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who is Limbaugh&rsquo;s friend, spearheaded a moratorium on paying travel expenses for state senators, not all &ldquo;politicians.&rdquo; The ban affected only out-of-state travel and failed to affect taxpayer-funded travel within Missouri, which is a far greater cost.</p> <p>Furthermore, the ban expired after one year.</p> <p>Kinder&rsquo;s campaign told us that he had banned out-of-state travel for politicians during his time in the Senate. It&rsquo;s true that legislators&rsquo; out-of-state travel expenses plummeted under Kinder. But the expenses failed to disappear altogether. State representatives &mdash; not affected by the Senate ban &mdash; continued to spend tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on trips outside Missouri...</p> <p><strong>We found no evidence that Kinder&rsquo;s rule saved $800,000. </strong>In fact, out-of state travel expenses for both senators and representatives&nbsp;<em>totaled</em>&nbsp;about&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2002">$250,000</a>&nbsp;in 2002, Kinder&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/bio.htm">first</a>&nbsp;full fiscal year as Senate president.</p> <p>We did find a significant drop in out-of-state travel expenses. They fell to&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2004">$40,000</a>&nbsp;in 2004, Kinder&rsquo;s last full fiscal year. That&rsquo;s&nbsp;a decrease of more than $200,000, or 84 percent.</p> <p>And&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/04info/senalpha.htm">senators</a>&nbsp;spent practically nothing on out-of-state travel in 2004, expensing&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2004">less than $400</a>. That&rsquo;s&nbsp;strong evidence of Kinder&rsquo;s moratorium &mdash; on senators.</p> <p><a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://www.house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/link2/past041.txt">State representatives</a>, however,&nbsp;continued to travel outside Missouri that year, billing taxpayers nearly&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2004">$40,000</a>.</p> <p><strong>Let&rsquo;s go back to Limbaugh&rsquo;s claim that Kinder &ldquo;banned taxpayer-funded travel for politicians.&rdquo;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s clearly not true if you look at in-state travel costs, which changed little during Kinder&rsquo;s tenure and dwarfed out-of-state expenses.</strong></p> <p>Missouri lawmakers spent&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2002">$1.85 million</a>&nbsp;on travel within Missouri in 2002 and&nbsp;<a data-bitly-type="bitly_hover_card" href="http://mapyourtaxes.mo.gov/MAP/Expenditures/DetailExport.aspx?agcy=010&amp;year=2004">$1.8 million</a>&nbsp;in 2004. Those figures include expenses for commercial transit, lodging, meals, and a legislative allowance.</p> </blockquote> 2012 Lt. Governor's Race Ads Peter Kinder Rush Limbaugh Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:55:00 +0000 Shannon 15622 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com National Laughing Stock: Rush Bust on The Tonight Show http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/national-laughing-stock-rush-bust-tonight-show <p class="rtecenter"><iframe frameborder="0" height="339" id="NBC Video Widget" src="http://www.nbc.com/assets/video/widget/widget.html?vid=1402881" width="500"></iframe></p> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Tue, 22 May 2012 15:27:59 +0000 Parker 15469 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Rush Bust Now on Display http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/rush-bust-now-display <p>In case you missed it, <strong>Marshall Griffin</strong> of St. Louis Public Radio reported that the bust of <strong>Rush Limbaugh</strong> is now on display in the rotunda of the Capitol in Jefferson City:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/MarshallGReport/status/204590754197291008">Rush Limbaugh&#39;s bust now on display on 3rd floor of Mo. Capitol, in George Bingham&#39;s old spot across from Gov. Hearnes. #RushBust</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Here&#39;s the photographic proof, thanks to the KC Star&#39;s <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/J_Hancock/status/204596215847993344/photo/1">Jason Hancock</a></strong>:</p> <p class="rtecenter"> <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/J_Hancock/status/204596215847993344/photo/1"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7243764896_92fdc6e21e.jpg" style="width: 318px; height: 500px;" /></a></p> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Mon, 21 May 2012 19:27:14 +0000 Parker 15467 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Darkow Has An Idea http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/darkow-has-idea <p><a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/photos/2012/may/16/41874/" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://media.columbiatribune.com/img/photos/2012/05/16/DarkowWedEdit-1000_0516_t600.jpg?4326734cdb8e39baa3579048ef63ad7b451e7676" style="width: 510px; height: 383px; " /></a></p> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Thu, 17 May 2012 18:19:55 +0000 .Sean 15458 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Steve Tilley Turned the People's House into Rush's House http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/tilley-turning-peoples-house-rushs-house <p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-missouri-speaker-s-legacy-it-s-el-rushbo-s/article_b3020a30-f7e2-52b3-a776-4d079904346d.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter"><img alt="" class="rightside" src="http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/stltoday.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/a/57/a57d4418-9ed6-11e1-98c9-0019bb30f31a/4fb2cd9fbb9b1.image.jpg" style="width: 316px; height: 222px;" />Today in the <strong>St. Louis Post Dispatch</strong></a>, a scathing editorial regarding <strong>Speaker Steve Tilley&#39;s</strong> (R-Perryville) decision to lock the public out of their own House to induct conservative blowhard <strong>Rush Limbaugh</strong> into the Hall of Famous Missourians:</p> <blockquote><p>On Monday, when the latest speaker of the House, Republican Steve Tilley of Perryville, closed the House chambers to the public while inducting talk-radio personality Rush Limbaugh into the same hall that contains a bust of Mr. [Mark] Twain, a quotation from Mr. Twain&#39;s autobiography came to mind:</p> <p>&quot;To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals.&quot;</p> <p>That Mr. Tilley would sell his soul to Mr. Limbaugh, and offer a place in the Capitol rotunda for his likeness is hardly surprising. In fact, it&#39;s oddly appropriate; history will record that under Mr. Tilley&#39;s watch, the discourse in the House has not been too different from the sort of bile that is a regular feature of Mr. Limbaugh&#39;s show. Still, no House member has yet publicly called a woman a &#39;slut,&quot; as Mr. Limbaugh did in March.</p> <p><strong>Closing the chamber to all but selected Republicans who were invited for what ostensibly is a public event and then asking members of the Missouri Highway Patrol to bar the public from the stately chamber that belongs to them is beyond arrogant. It&#39;s insulting.</strong></p> <p>So, too, was Mr. Limbaugh&#39;s reference, from the House dais no less, to the Democrats who were locked out of the chambers as <a href="http://www.bostonherald.com/business/media/view/20120515missouri_lawmakers_honor_rush_limbaugh_for_his_many_accomplishments/srvc=business&amp;position=also">&quot;deranged.&quot;</a> That classless move firmly chiseled Mr. Tilley&#39;s legacy into state history. He won&#39;t need a bust.</p> <p><strong>Mr. Tilley forever will be known as the man who turned what lawmakers like to call &quot;The People&#39;s House&quot; into Rush&#39;s House.</strong></p> <p>On Tuesday, Mr. Limbaugh repaid the favor, lavishing praise on Mr. Tilley to his national radio audience and replaying clips of his induction speech.</p> <p><strong>Mr. Tilley, who has turned monetizing public service into an art form, sold out the people for 15 seconds of fame.</strong></p> <p>Cha-ching.</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/the-platform/editorial-missouri-speaker-s-legacy-it-s-el-rushbo-s/article_b3020a30-f7e2-52b3-a776-4d079904346d.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&amp;utm_medium=twitter">For the entire article, click here.</a></p> <!--break--><!--break--> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Wed, 16 May 2012 15:41:56 +0000 Parker 15453 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com VIDEO: Tilley and Limbaugh Fawn Celebrate Radical Records, Each Other in Private House Ceremony http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/video-tilley-and-limbaugh-fawn-celebrate-radical-records-each-other-private-house-ceremony <p>For your viewing <strike>pleasure</strike> digust.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe class="noside" width="510" height="289" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gGSAe6VUQvM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br /> <iframe class="noside" width="510" height="289" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D5ZnKuEoIGU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> GOP Extremism Hate Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Women's Health Tue, 15 May 2012 15:43:56 +0000 .Sean 15448 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Tilley Inducts Rush into Hall of Famous Missourians in Top Secret Ceremony http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/tilley-inducts-rush-hall-famous-missourians-top-secret-ceremony <p>In case you missed it, <strong>Speaker Steve Tilley</strong> inducted conservative blowhard <strong>Rush Limbaugh</strong> into the Hall of Famous Missourians today after giving press a 20 minute heads up and all the while keeping the public out of the House Gallery.</p> <p>During the ceremony, Limbaugh spoke from the House dais and referred to &quot;our friends on the other side of the aisle&quot; as &quot;deranged.&quot;</p> <p>Pro Tip: If you have to induct your hero into the Hall of Fame under Top Secret conditions, you probably shouldn&#39;t be inducting him in at all.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><object class="noside" height="336" width="510"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fprogressmissouri%2Fsets%2F72157629728602922%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fprogressmissouri%2Fsets%2F72157629728602922%2F&amp;set_id=72157629728602922&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fprogressmissouri%2Fsets%2F72157629728602922%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fprogressmissouri%2Fsets%2F72157629728602922%2F&amp;set_id=72157629728602922&amp;jump_to=" height="336" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=109615" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="447"></embed></object></p> <!--break--> <p>Thanks to our friends at Progress Missouri for the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/progressmissouri/sets/72157629728602922/">photos</a>.</p> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Mon, 14 May 2012 20:02:43 +0000 Parker 15447 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com Speaker Tilley Waiting on Rush Limbaugh for Rush Bust Induction http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/speaker-tilley-waiting-rush-limbaugh-rush-bust-induction <p><img alt="" class="rightside" src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5093/5509280962_62174f3dc1_m.jpg" style="width: 240px; height: 146px;" />It would appear that <strong>Speaker Steve Tilley</strong> is waiting to induct rightwing blowhard <strong>Rush Limbaugh</strong> into the Hall of Famous Missourians until he can find a date that would work for Limbaugh himself to actually be present at the ceremony.</p> <p>From <a href="http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=644032">Missouri News Horizon</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>House Speaker Steven Tilley, who is inducting Limbaugh into the hall, says he doesn&#39;t know where the bust is, but he&#39;s itching to get Limbaugh to Jefferson city to help unveil it.</p> <p>&quot;You know, we don&#39;t have a date set. But at some point in time we&#39;ll get it done. <strong>You know, obviously his schedule...we&#39;d like him to be here, so with his schedule we&#39;re having to work around that a little bit, but, yeah, I&#39;m excited to have him up here too.</strong>&quot;</p> </blockquote> <p>Talk about being tone deaf. Tens of thousands of Missourians have been moved to write Tilley and other legislative leaders asking that Limbaugh not be inducted into the Hall given his insulting remarks regarding virtually anyone who disagrees with him, though in light of this remark by the speaker himself, Tilley has clearly decided to ignore his constituents and the good people of Missouri.</p> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Thu, 10 May 2012 19:03:15 +0000 Parker 15434 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com BREAKING: Speaker Tilley has No Idea What's Going On Under His Own Dome http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/breaking-speaker-tilley-has-no-idea-whats-going-under-his-own-dome <p>An update on the ever-evolving Rush Bust story.&nbsp; The latest evolution is that <strong>Speaker Tilley</strong> &quot;has no idea&quot; whether or not the Rush Bust is in the capitol.</p> <p><a href="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7160166516_26a29a49c9_b.jpg">First, the sculptor blogged</a> that he was bringing both the Dred Scott and Rush Limbaugh busts.</p> <p><a href="http://ow.ly/i/C4kD">Then he edited his blog to say he was only bringing the Dred Scott bust</a><a href="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7103/7160274910_dbe4d0d50d_o.gif">,</a> that not before the capitol started buzzing with news that the Rush bust was en route.</p> <p><a href="http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/rush-bust-en-route-jefferson-city">In answer to an inquiry by the Post Dispatch</a>, Speaker Tilley&#39;s office claimed that only the the Dred Scott bust was on its way to the Capitol today.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/MarshallGReport/status/199945590489088002">Now, finally, Speaker Tilley himself</a> has chimed in on the fracas saying that he &quot;has no idea&quot; whether the sculptor brought both busts.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7160130474_37aa88e51c.jpg" style="width: 469px; height: 171px;" /></p> <p>The takeaway from this hullabaloo?&nbsp; Even being one of the most powerful men in the legislature, <strong>Speaker Tilley has no clue what&#39;s going on in his own House</strong>.&nbsp; Par for the course, I guess.</p> <!--break--><!--break--> Rush Bust Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Tue, 08 May 2012 19:58:18 +0000 Parker 15428 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com UPDATED: Rush Bust en route to Jefferson City http://www.firedupmissouri.com/content/rush-bust-en-route-jefferson-city <p>UPDATE: <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/elizabethcrisp/status/199891766860726273">Post Dispatch reporter Elizabeth Crisp</a> is reporting that <strong>Speaker Tilley&#39;s</strong> office is saying only the Dred Scott bust is on its way to the Capitol.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/elizabethcrisp/status/199891766860726273"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5350/7158874170_717a208cf6.jpg" style="width: 477px; height: 184px;" /></a></p> <p>----------------------------</p> <p>Because the legislature clearly isn&#39;t as dysfunctional as it could possibly be, word on the street is that the bust of blowhard-in-chief, <strong>Rush Limbaugh</strong>, is en route to Jefferson City for installation in the Capitol.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><a href="http://twitter.com/MarshallGReport/status/199882681268436992"><img alt="" class="noside" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/7158703120_0f54990110.jpg" style="width: 467px; height: 178px;" /></a></p> Rush Limbaugh Steve Tilley Tue, 08 May 2012 15:43:04 +0000 Parker 15426 at http://www.firedupmissouri.com