Rush Limbaugh thinks it's cute that Japan is still recycling

Rush Limbaugh isn’t keen on recycling. In fact, the conservative radio talk show host just thinks it’s adorable that the poor folks in Japan are still making the effort after their lives were devastated by the tsunami last week. On yesterday’s show, he ridiculed ABC World News’ Diane Sawyer, who took special notice of the recycling efforts at one of the refugee camps in Japan. A like-minded caller sarcastically asked why Gaia (Greek for Mother Earth) would so cruelly punish a people responsible for the environmentally-conscious Prius and a dynamic public transportation system, and who take recycling seriously. Limbaugh agreed, going on to say:

“The Japanese have done so much to save the planet. He’s right. They’ve given us the Prius. Even now, refugees are still recycling their garbage, and yet Gaia levels them [laughs], just wipes them out. Wipes out their nuclear plants, all kinds of radiation. What kind of payback is this? That is an excellent question. They invented the Prius. In fact, where Gaia blew up is right where they make all these electric cars. That’s where the tsunami hit. All those brand-new electric cars sitting there on the lot. I like the way this guy was thinking. It’s like — it’s like Gaia hit the Prius in [inaudible]. It’s like they were in the crosshairs, if we can use that word, it does. What is Gaia trying to tell us here? What is the mother of environmentalism trying to say with this hit? Great observation out there, Chris.”

Great observation? I’m confused. Is Limbaugh saying that the Mother Nature actually demolished this area of Japan particularly because of its dedication to environmentalism? No. That would be crazy. Then is he saying that green initiatives like recycling are futile because they don’t guarantee against natural disasters? No? Because that’s what it sounds like.

Of course, the segment on ABC World News that Limbaugh found so ridiculous was actually about more than recycling. It was about the resilience of the Japanese people to come together as one body. There haven’t been any reports of looting in Japan since the earthquake, they’ve maintained a sense of order, and yes, they are recycling. Because even though the last few yesterdays have been horrible, Japan is still looking towards and preparing for its future.

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  • magevelia

    ………….:0 just, speachless.

    • LOL

      Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.

      • ks

        Good one! Pretty much sums it up

      • Jean Guy Levesque

        Limbaugh will soon recycle big time when he suffers a massive heart attack, his big fat assss will feed trillions of worms and maggots. Vive la Quebec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Alyssa

        you need a heart to have a heart attack. This guy makes Jabba the Hutt look handsome.

    • JL

      The word “troll” was invented to describe men like Rush Limbaugh. Gilbert Godfried was fired the other day for saying something a lot more sensitive than this (comparatively) so when can we expect this tool off the airwaves?

      • jeni

        Are you kidding? Considering the stations he works for he might get a raise! And he isn’t the only one- Glen Beck has made some jokes about Japan too and nothing has happened to him either.

    • Andrew george Brentara

      I have always been a fan rush but can we discuss doing the right thing and defend it with a sense of honor in how we explain our selves, as we do it? please, please be a wise leader of opinions and the defend our true character as Americans in times like these. Fore, even those who might do us harm in word or actions later regardless, will be better able to follow our way of rights over our descriptive expressions, by our rights.
      I was more faithful in a divorce than Bill Clinton was in a marriage and the truth was for me that I inhaled weed every time I smoked it! The moral being this, My ability to be honest does not give the right to declare any strong position by pointing that out! though I do also say, even if I had a problem with Bill’s real integrity, I would still have stepped in the way of any bullet to hurt him, while he was the president!

  • Terry

    Well, Rush is also looking towards and preparing for his future: Lunch!

  • Satan

    My Favorite Douchebag. Seriously, this guy is just so un-self-aware it’s not even funny.

    • BLM

      Limbaugh is an a$$ of the worst kind–an a$$ who doesn’t know he’s an a$$. He honestly thinks he’s a good person with sound judgement.

    • Lex

      Haha yeah he’s just stupid. People don’t recycle to prevent natural disasters… they recycle to prevent depletion of resources, which is actually a human disaster.

    • steph

      he is such a tool. I can’t believe anyone would ever take him or his ilk seriously.

  • Jay

    Wow….. Limbaugh should just be executed. His “opinions” are toxic and the world would be a better place without him in it

    • Terry

      With Palin sitting on his lap.

      • Jay

        Palin is an idiot, but not nearly as bad as Rush. I wouldn’t go so far as to say she should be dead. I really, actually, do believe that Limbaugh should be put to death so we can all rejoice.

      • jk

        I’d settle for Palin muzzled. Rush too.

    • jb

      My how tolerant you are of other folks’ opininions. I love liberal civility

      • jb

        excuse my missspelling. I mean “opinions”

      • Jay

        And what part of Rush’s comments were “civil”? I love conservative hypocricy

      • Janine

        That is not an opinion it is hatred. Are you stupid often??

      • Matt

        Please, it’s not a party issue. It’s an issue of stupidity! ANYONE of ANY party can tell the comments he made are moronic. He can say what he wants. But it doesn’t make it any less stupid.

      • Carr

        Look limbaugh says some crazy stuff. That’s the point. He does it on purpose. I understand that a lot of people hate him, but… This was all a joke. Not necessarily funny. But it was a joke nonetheless. Much of his show is like it. Clearly he can be a gigantic a$$. But this is no different than any other sarcastic soliloquy he does. It’s best to just not pay attention.

      • shrugs

        The “execution” comment? Why, I’m pretty sure that commenter was just being sarcastic.

    • LesterBurnham

      Do me a favor and re-read what you just said. “Executed”. You want to kill a man for exercising his right to free speech? I don’t care whether you agree with him or not (personally, I think he’s a freaking idiot), but you don’t say: “This guy is giving a viewpoint! Let’s kill him!”. That goes against everything this country was built on. It’s terrible what he said, but we’re not North Korea, so we don’t ‘silence’ opposing views. Argue against them, show why your view is better. Don’t threaten violence.

  • greg

    Nauseating is the only word for this.

  • Dicazi


    Why does anyone let him tell you what to think??

  • sp

    It is scary how Republicans take his world as the gospel truth.

    • jb

      How do you know what Republicans take as gospel truth? It’s better than idiot Democrats taking Michael Moore and Sean Penn as truth.

      • Jay

        You dont really believe that all Democrats listen to either of those fools, do you? Because I, for one, certainly do not.
        I would never assume that all Republicans listen to this piece of trash, becasue if they do… hell…. I’m moving out of country

      • Sara

        Sean Penn has Scarlett Johannson. That has to win him some points, even if you disagree with him politically.

      • AK

        Who said anything about Michael Moore and Sean Penn? There are 20 million people listening to Rush Limbaugh’s toxic garbage every week! That’s just damaging; there is no ignoring it.

    • whatevs

      You’re just as ignorant as he is to lump an entire portion of the population together and make a huge generalization that is nowhere near true.

      • Jay

        Agree 100%
        Without making any broad generalizions, I’ll just say that Limbaugh is quite possibly the worst excuse for a human on the face of the Earth. Its either him, or Bin-laden… I’m not sure which is worse

      • BigBOO

        The question is: Why are these 20 million morons STILL listening to this fat $%@! Guilt – and stupidity – by association.

    • Karen Martin

      It’s REALLY scary that you morons vote……..ummmm on second thought probably not.

  • E

    Just the fact that this jack ass continues to live and breathe is proof that life is random chance, otherwise god/gaia etc would have extracted a considerable amount of his fleshy backside

    Too bad he isn’t sitting alongside Gilbert gottfries in the unemployment line.

  • bob

    Man, can this man sink any lower? What a waste of oxygen that he keeps breathing.I hope he drops dead.

    • hoganbcmj

      well said!

  • Jimbo

    Fox, this is really who you want to follow? Republicans , this is your unofficial “leader”? This fat piece of blubber is an insult to humanity.

  • Sarah


  • Al

    He was being sarcastic. I hope that helps.

    • No

      He was being stupid. Case closed.

    • Jay

      news flash!!
      Insensitive and ignorant is NOT the same thing as sarcasm

    • Kevin

      I am sarcastic by nature… THAT is not sarcasm. It’s blatant disrespect and hatred hiding behind the guise of sarcasm. When someone starts poking fun at a country that has just been decimated and suffered the loss of 10,000+ citizens, it goes well beyond sarcasm. It’s just cruel and insensitive.

  • jb

    Rush Limbaugh was making fun of Dianne Sawyer for being so gleeful about the people of Japan recycling, as if it was so important.

    • @jb

      Recycling is important, you maroon.

      • Sara

        Especially right now – they have a lot of debris that needs to be taken care of, whatever they can recycle doesn’t have to go to a landfill.

      • Joe the Machinist

        I think you misspelled “moron”

      • Joe the Machinist

        P.S. I was kidding

    • Caitie F

      This is just a strange story. It isn’t just about recycling, in Japan they have very strict garbage laws that everyone follows due to the high population density. It is all trying to keep things normal even when it is chaotic.

  • Al is an idiot

    “He was just being sarcastic”. What else would one of his lemmings have to say on that but defend him in the easiest way. Pshaw.

    I keep hoping I wake up to see that the top story is that some lunatic crushed Rush’s skull with a hammer.

    • LMR

      “I keep hoping I wake up to see that the top story is that some lunatic crushed Rush’s skull with a hammer.”

      One can only hope.

    • Croney

      He was being sarcastic, but even if he was being obnoxious, at least he was not hurling grotesque death threats.

    • RAZ1969

      The comment and reply don’t prove him right, that the hate and violence comes from the left?

      • psyche

        I don’t agree with the comments above, but they seem pretty “flip” in comparison to *laughing* about the earthquake and thousands of deaths as if it were retribution for recycling and inventing the prius?

  • jpratm

    What a fool but then again this earth is filled with them.

    • Kiley

      I have never disliked a radio personality more than I dislike this man. His negativity is not valuable to our country.

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