Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Prayers for Rush Limbaugh

[Update 12/31/09: From ALERT: Rush was admitted to a Honolulu hospital today and is resting comfortably after suffering chest pains. Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes. He will keep you updated via and on Thursday's radio program.]

On December 23, the last day before leaving on vacation, Rush Limbaugh signed off his Christmas radio talk show as he has for years by playing the Mannheim Steamroller version of Stille Nacht (Silent Night), one of the most beautiful instrumentals of this beloved Christmas carol. Rush said that particular song was special to him and had been especially meaningful when his father passed away.

Here's the transcript of Rush's comments from Rush 24/7:
I first discovered Mannheim Steamroller in 1985 while in Sacramento, interesting enough, watching NFL playoff games. They played it as bump music. I fell in love with it very quickly, and it had a lot of emotional connections to me when my father died, the time of year and a number of other things.

This song particularly. It's on their first Christmas album. The first time I heard it to the end, the crescendo of strings -- or not strings, but the replication of strings -- it actually brought tears to my eyes.

We always close out our Christmas show with this version with as little chatter from me as possible so you can listen to it. I just want to thank you again. It's been another great year for all of us here at EIB. It wouldn't have been possible without you. We love you more than we can ever express. We can never repay the thanks that we all owe you. You've meant more to me than you'll ever know. Happy New Year, Merry Christmas, and see you back next year -- with a bright, shiny face full of optimism. See you then.

(Silent Night plays out the show)
Tonight Breitbart is reporting that Rush, in Hawaii during the holidays, was rushed to a hospital and was in serious condition with chest pains. Our prayers go out for him to be in God's protective hands ... and I couldn't help but think about Stille Nacht, the song that means so much to him.

TeamSarah members are posting prayers for Rush.


Unknown said...

good. hope he burns in hell.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

I let this comment through because it illustrates the "tolerance" of the lefty liberals. This, folks, is what we are up against -- people who do not care about their fellow Americans.

Unknown said...

Even though I don't like Limbaugh as a person because of his offensive statements on his radio-show, I do however hope and pray to God that he recovers. God Bless him.

Lynn R. Mitchell said...

It is appreciated that you are able to separate the politics from the person at a time like this. Thank you.

Unknown said...

No doubts two people may have different views (political or non-political) does not necessarily mean they wish the other dead (although there are all kinds of looser like that guy Lucas above, usually such comments are laughable as it reflects their lack of sensitivity).
From what I heard in the news Limbaugh experienced Heart-Attack. From my experience 2009 has been one of the worst years in years for both global, political and economical reasons. I hope, for 2010 turns out better for all of US. Happy New Year.

MJ said...

My love and prayers to Rush and his family, I know he rubs some the wrong way because of what he says, but he is still a human being and I can't tell you how much it upsets me to hear people wishing him death or that they are happy about this-just evil stuff. Politics aside, when I think of Rush, I think of the refreshing lack of arrogance in his voice, this man doesnt have a racist bone in his body, like some people think and Im sure his kitty and doggy(s) would say the same, if they could.
Get well soon Rush, we need you.