UPDATE: Giving the Rush Bust All the Honor it Deserves

UPDATE May 22, 3 p.m.: Our plans have been foiled. ABC News reports that a 24-hour surveillance camera will be placed in front of the Rush bust. It is the only statue in the Hall of Famous Missourians to be so honored.

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Despite the best efforts of House Democrats, the bust of Rush Limbaugh has been officially installed in the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state capitol. The deed was apparently done over the weekend, after the first Friday after the third Wednesday in May (or something like that), otherwise known as the close of the state legislative session.

Based on the official map of the Hall of Famous Missourians and some early Twitter reports, El Rushbo has been enshrined between Josephine Baker and a conveniently-placed trash can.

The Kansas City Star's Jason Hancock kindly Tweeted a photo of the bust in its new spot.

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That spot used to belong to George Caleb Bingham, who has now been shoved back into a corner beside Jack Buck. Bingham, in case you're wondering, was best known as a painter and Mizzou's first professor of art, but he also served a member of the Missouri legislature (Whig), the adjutant-general of Missouri and the first police chief of Kansas City.

In honor of Bingham, PR guru Richard Callow had some suggestions of ways to make the Rush bust a bit more aesthetically-pleasing:

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Rush might look OK with a mustache, but in the manner of pilgrims who made long journeys to pay homage to giant heads made out of metal (say, 133 miles, which is the distance between St. Louis and Jeff City), we thought it was best -- and more legal -- to leave an offering.

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MandoMadMan
MandoMadMan

That head in the picture is allot smaller than his. Maybe the bust had liposuction or a LifeStyle Lift. 

More appropriate would be a his face as a giant balloon filled with hot air. 

Michael Rich
Michael Rich

Rush Limbaugh is disgusting!What a bust!And it doesn't even look like him.

Chris
Chris

A masterful portrait; he doesn't even look like an obese drug addict.

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

And now his statue gets 24 hour security?  Just who does this idiot think he is?  Drop this thing into the deepest septic tank, just the sort of security it needs.

John
John

Well Rush is a big talker, that is how he makes his money.   Let's see if any of these quotes of his will make it on the plaque.1. “If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable? … We are born that way. We don’t choose it. So shouldn’t it be acceptable, excuse — this is according to the way the left thinks about things.”

2. “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up, with the black kids cheering, ‘Yeah, right on, right on, right on’ … Kid  shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it wasinvading space and stuff.”

3. “Barack the Magic Negro"   This original song aired on The Rush Limbaugh Show several times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?f... 4. [To an African-American caller] “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”

5. “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?” 

6. [To a caller arguing that black people need to be heard] “They are 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” 

7. [When a Mexican won the New York Marathon] “An immigration agent chased him the last 10 miles.” 

8. Jared Loughner has the Democrats’ “full support” Limbaugh suggested that the shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, was being aided by the same party:

“What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He’s sitting there in jail. He knows what’s going on, he knows that. … The Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he’s just a victim. … That smiling mug shot — this guy clearly understands he’s getting all the attention and he understands he’s got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he’s not convicted of murder — but something lesser.” 

9. “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re invested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he didn’t really deserve.” 

10. “Look, let me put it to you this way: The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”  

jumpinjezebel
jumpinjezebel

Someone need to train a bird to fly "somewhere" and drop a load and quickly grap a pic before it gets cleaned up.

crashtest
crashtest

You know someone is a P.O.S. when the ceremony for their hall-of-fame bust unveiling has to be done almost in secret, without the public invited, and with heavy security.....actually surprised the "ceremony" wasn't held in an underground bunker.

me me me me me
me me me me me

"Rush" Who in this ungodly world would name her son "Rush" unless you were raped by your own fat slob father in southern Mizzurah, is just a very sad person. Can we throw away the bust when he dies, or just burry it with him? 

Jiggs
Jiggs

Rush is known as a talker, I wonder which quote they put on the plaque.  Let's review some of Rush's words of wisdom:

1. “If homosexuality being inborn is what makes it acceptable, why does racism being inborn not make racism acceptable? … We are born that way. We don’t choose it. So shouldn’t it be acceptable, excuse — this is according to the way the left thinks about things.” Source

2. “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up, with the black kids cheering, ‘Yeah, right on, right on, right on’ … Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff.”  Source

3. “Barack the Magic Negro"   This original song aired on The Rush Limbaugh Show several times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?f... 4. [To an African-American caller] “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”  Source

5. “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?” Source 

6. [To a caller arguing that black people need to be heard] “They are 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?” Source 

7. [When a Mexican won the New York Marathon] “An immigration agent chased him the last 10 miles.” Source 

8. Jared Loughner has the Democrats’ “full support” Limbaugh suggested that the shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, was being aided by the same party:

“What Mr. Loughner knows is that he has the full support of a major political party in this country. He’s sitting there in jail. He knows what’s going on, he knows that. … The Democrat party is attempting to find anybody but him to blame. He knows if he plays his cards right, he’s just a victim. … That smiling mug shot — this guy clearly understands he’s getting all the attention and he understands he’s got a political party doing everything it can, plus a local sheriff doing everything that they can to make sure he’s not convicted of murder — but something lesser.” Source 

9. “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re invested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he didn’t really deserve.” Source 

10. “Look, let me put it to you this way: The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” Source

Pipino
Pipino

rush gos over to the dominican of republican on sex tours to have sex with teenage boys in the ass and then his addiction to hydrocodone left him fat ugly and def......and americans idolize the fat bastard,,,,,,,,,,lol.......what a bunch of clowns the gop has become

Pete Pepper
Pete Pepper

Theres a better place for that bust..in a urinal.

Fuck-suburbs
Fuck-suburbs

That toothless country fried fucker Tilley and the rest of the asslicking toilet hounds that felt the need to memorialize this human colostomy bag can go fuck themselves. This motherfucker does nothing but shit on people on a daily basis but somehow the people he shits on are supposed to hold themselves to a higher standard and not throw it back at his fat deaf ass? Fuck that. More proof that missurah is nothing but a huge shit stain on the fabric of our country, thanks to rural chicken fucking rubes running things. Fuck all of them. Tractor driving dickholes.

Buzz
Buzz

You're a huge shit stain, and a moron. Try expressing yourself without expletives. Not only might people think you're smarter than you are, but you also wouldn't be so pissed off at life all the time. Suck it up, think positively, and try to accomplish something that contributes to the greater good.

Fuck-suburbs
Fuck-suburbs

Shut the fuck up you blathering dripping pussy.

KITTY
KITTY

Your bias againt Rush clearly shows in this article. You sound more like a mouth piece for MSNBC rather than a reporter who is supposed to be objective. You should be ashamed of yourself for making fun of his hearing impediment in that offensive cartoon.  I bet the farm you would never dare  print a similar cartoon making fun of St. Louis Co. Prosecutor Robert McCullloch's blind eye. Yet Rush's bad ear is fair game. People like you make me wanna puke.

Fuck-suburbs
Fuck-suburbs

Shut the fuck up. You are seriously acting offended because someone made an un-pc joke about a narcissist shitbag like rush who insults others on a daily basis? What the fuck ever idiot. Anyone like you who idolizes and defends this festering piece of horseshit needs to go fuck himself. So go ahead and puke fuckstick, you and your deaf ass fat fuck closet fucking homo child molesting drug addict pigfucking role model of yours. What a fuck ass.

KITTY
KITTY

Wow Fuck-suburbs. You are lower than all the members of the Westboro Baptist Church and all pedofiles combined!  So before you spread anymore of your filth and spew, look into the mirror you sorry piece of shit, smile, and then continue fucking your mother.

Fuck-suburbs
Fuck-suburbs

Fucking hilarious. This is type of hypocritical dogshit that I absolutely love about the utterly insane tea-bagger jerk-offs like our friend 'kitty' here. We are dealing with a fetid piece of excrement like rush limbaugh, who for over 2 decades has insulted and berated millions of American citizens daily for the simple offense of having a different opinion than the tubby son of a motherfucker, yet when you dare to insult this demented shit covered walrus his legions of rabid 'dittoheads' scramble to his defense and have the audacity to call you out for insulting this egomaniacal gluttonous pig of a man. Like I said earlier, what the fuck ever. So seriously kitty, you unhinged sociopathic pussy, shut the fuck up. Go suck a fuck you detestable fuckhole. Your the son of a thousand fathers and they are all bastards like you. Repugnant infectious pussy that you are, fuck. Off.

DogmaticInsularChurroMaker
DogmaticInsularChurroMaker

"Bias" means unacknowledged favoritism; this author is entirely up-front about her contempt for Rush Limbaugh, don't you think?

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