Great moments in the history of traditional family values: Rush Limbaugh weds, Elton John sings for his supper

So, Rush Limbaugh just got married. Congrats, Rush – we wish you well.

We wanted to note this momentous occasion because, as you know, Rush is a big proponent of family values, and few things say family like walking down the aisle and publicly expressing your lifelong commitment to the person of the opposite gender that you love.

Especially when you’re so committed to traditional values that you do it four times. Wow.

Sir Elton John, whose raging queerness makes him incapable of family values, was allegedly paid $1M to play the reception. S&R wasn’t invited to attend, but we have managed to lay our hands on his set list. In addition to playing several of his biggest hits, Elton also cranked out a few covers of other artists’ hits, including:

  • “Money” by Pink Floyd
  • “Money Changes Everything” by Cyndi Lauper
  • “Money Money” by Liza Minelli
  • “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
  • “Money Money Money” by Abba
  • “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)” by Pet Shop Boys
  • “Take the Money and Run” by The Steve Miller Band
  • “If You’ve Got the Money, I’ve Got the Time” by Willie Nelson
  • “Free Money” by Patti Smith
  • “For The Love of Money” by The O’Jays
  • “Money Talks” by AC/DC
  • “Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong
  • “Gimme Some Money” by The Thamesmen

Looks like it was a win/win affair. God Bless America.


  • The author of the post is not smart. That’s OK. Plenty of people are not smart, and they’re entitled to lead dignified lives. But I challenge our intellectually challenged interlocutor to find 1) an instance i.e., an actual quote, of Rush Limbaugh extolling the virtues of “family values,” and 2) an instance of Rush Limbaugh condemning homosexuality. (The latest biography of Limbaugh indicates that he does not think it’s wrong; thinks it’s likely genetic in origin.)

    • On behalf of the author, and really everybody here at S&R, let me apologize to Brian for Dr. Sid’s ill-mannered impugning of the obviously progressive stance of Mr. Limbaugh on LGBT rights and the issue of family generally. He’s a beacon, and we’re lucky to have him.

      As we all know, it isn’t gays he has a problem with, it’s non-whites.

  • Hey, wait a goddamned minute, Sam. I know Brian only asks for one example, but I hope five will suffice.

  • “I believe that strong, wholesome family values are at the very core of a productive, prosperous, and peaceful society.”

    The Way Things Ought to Be p 2
    Limbaugh, Rush

  • Two years, tops.

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  • Looks like he’s still strapped with that Manhattan condo. . . .

  • “Additionally, I believe that sexually-sated males are at the very core of a productive, prosperous, and peaceful society. That is why I regularly fly down to the Caribbean with bags of cash and blue pills and have my way with the local young ‘uns. I do it for America!”

    It may not be written in his books, but it’s written on his face.

  • Personally I’m a big fan of Viagra. The desperate medical need of old guys for stiffie enhancement (and the immediate agreement by insurance companies to pay for the magic blue pill – gee, no connection there) finally got my oral contraceptives covered.

    So god bless Rush’s limp little dick… far, far away from me.

  • In the words of Anton Levey – “The gaudier the wedding, the shorter the marriage.”

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