We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That's a shame. But 69 years is a pretty good run. I think that people should be happy with the number of years that they got, and exit peacefully. Assisted suicide should be made available to anyone in his position.
I am not sure if I care so much about politics because I listened to Rush or if I would have formed the same opinions even without hearing him.
When I was in my early 20s, I painted houses and used to listen to Rush while I worked. Having my mind on something else while I worked made the work go faster.
Nobody else brought his flair to political discussions. When I tried to get others to listen, they were often turned off by his constant self-promotion. But I always took it as an inside joke and not as a statement of fact.
I haven't listened much in the last 20 years. But I hope that he recovers completely and quickly. If he doesn't, then I hope he will pass without pain.