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Published:July 4th, 2008 13:09 EST
Does Rush Limbaugh Deserve a $400 Million New Contract?

Does Rush Limbaugh Deserve a $400 Million New Contract?

By Robert Paul Reyes

I have a fine-tuned sense of the absurd, and I don`t expect fairness or meaning from life. This mindset insulates me from life`s many trials and tribulations.

That`s why I didn`t have a nervous breakdown when I heard that blowhard Rush Limbaugh has a new $400 million contract.

"Rush Limbaugh will make about $38 million a year to continue his radio show over the next eight years. In addition, he says he will be getting a nine-figure signing bonus from Premiere Radio Networks.

Premiere wouldn`t disclose details of the deal, but Limbaugh gave the information to The New York Times for an article to be published Sunday.

Limbaugh`s three-hour show, broadcast from his office in Florida, is heard on some 600 radio stations across the country. More than 14 million people listen to him at least once a week, according to Talkers magazine. Sean Hannity is second with more than 13 million listeners."

Quotation from the Associated Press

In most bars, Rush Limbaugh would get his a** whipped after a few minutes of sharing his two cent`s worth with his fellow bar flies. But in this absurd world that we live in, this clown gets paid an insane amount of loot for haranguing his listeners for hours a day.

After Limbaugh buys a mountain of Viagra and OxyContin, what`s he going to do with the rest of his loot?

You couldn`t pay me $400 million to listen to Limbaugh on a daily basis, he`s annoying, crude, petty and disgusting. Comedian and aspiring politician Al Franken captured the essence of Limbaugh in the title of his best-selling book, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot."

Rush Limbaugh demonstrated his disdain for the democratic process, by urging his Republican listeners to register as Democrats and vote for Hillary Clinton to cause chaos in the Democratic primaries.

I`d rather listen to a radio talk show host like Alan Colmes. He may not have a multi-million contract, but he doesn`t make me want to hurl after a few minutes.

I don`t receive a red cent for writing these Pulitzer-worthy commentaries, and Limbaugh gets showered with money. Face it folks, life is absurd! Join me in drinking a beer and making a toast to the absurd world we live in.