RIP Rush Limbaugh

Yes, you read that right, I am briefly memorializing El-Rushbo, but not for the reason you might think. You see, back in the 90s, I worked in a small office environment with one large room, two other partners and one radio. I was the token Democrat in the room, along with one traditional Conservative and one more Libertarian Republican. We spent most of the day listening to news radio, with the occasional CD in rotation. Come afternoon, the Conservative would switch on Rush Limbaugh for the afternoon. I didn’t mind it much at first, as I always considered myself pretty centrist. But the more I listened to Limbaugh, I began to question some of the “facts” El-Rushbo was spewing. With a little reading papers and listening to NPR (the interwebs was in its infancy), I realized that Rush was often creating a situation out of nothing, like the time he was so focused on accusing the Clintons of murder. 

 Needless to say, I still begrudgingly listened to Rush, but I argued with my Conservative counterparts over the validity of much of his content. They often agreed that Rush was just hyping things up for his show. But my dad listened to Rush as well, and took a lot of what he said to heart. I realized then how nefarious talk radio could be. Our office routine of Rush followed by Sean Hannity continued, and it is what I credit for actually making me become more Liberal in my views. 

 So, in retrospect, I need to thank Rush Limbaugh for doing the exact opposite of what his show intended.



The following are links to similar political art websites who have inspired me or have discovered while trying to promote my work. These artists are amazing, so if possible buy and support their work.

AdBusters Culture Jammers Headquarters — The original culture jam!

The Arab-American Comedy Festival — Humor: the great equalizer!

Drinking Liberally — Okay, not artists per say, but everyone needs to vent and toss back a few every now and the. Always better to do it with like-minded individuals!

Freeway — A brilliant exercise in free speech. Use it or lose it!

Illegal — Collection of works that have been censored or just plain shut down due to their content.

John Langdon — A truly great typographer and designer.

Liberation Graphics — Some revealing and startling images from the Middle East.

Mark Fiore Animated Political Cartoons — Because what is life without humor?

Reach and — An educational site that deals in products and programs that promote civil rights; featuring the brilliant CIVIO card game!

Save the Internet — Keep the Internet free and open, away from corporate greed and government restrictions!

The following links are to several Anti-Discrimination sites. The more we learn and understand about each other, the less likely we are to hate. These organizations need your support, both public and financial. Stand up and be counted!

The Arab American Institute — The organization started by James Zogby.

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee — Working overtime against the discrimination of Arabs and non-Arabs in the US

Anti-Defamation League — Because fighting hate means fighting ALL hate.

Jewish Voices for Peace — It's all about peace and equal justice.

The Southern Poverty Law Center — One of the all-time greats; never get as much press as they should.

The Moratorium Campaign — To stop the execution of innocents on death row, and repair a broken legal system.