Late Night: Rush Limbaugh Thinks New “Batman Dark Knight Rises” Movie Is Liberal Conspiracy

Rush Limbaugh has lost it. Completely. First of all he’s weeks behind TBogg who predicted the Batman Dark Knight Rises‘ villain being named Bane “it’s an attack on Mitt Romney” nutbaggery conspiracy. But with Glenn “Crazy Eyes” Beck banished to his own self-created ice prison of GBTV, someone had to take over the far right tinfoil concession. Check out this frothing rant:

Have you heard, this new movie, the Batman movie – what is it, the Dark Knight Lights Up or something? Whatever the name of it is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises, Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in the Dark Knight Rises is named Bane. B-A-N-E. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran, and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time, the release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental, that the name of the really vicious, fire-breathing, four-eyed, whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?

Uh, Rush, Bane, the villain, has been around in the DC comic universe for longer than Mitt has contemplated running for President. Unless of course this eeeeeevil plot goes back at least as far as Obama being born wherever it is the whackjobs think he was born and secretly groomed as president in a bunker by commies. Or whatever the heck these lunatics believe.

A little research on the interwebs easily disproves the insane Bane theory, but then Rush et al, including Juggalos for Mitt Romney would have nothing to bitch about; there would be no Big Hollywood/Comic Book Company Conspiracy. And basically their whole concept falls apart if one simply looks at the history and the facts:

Bane first appeared in DC Comics’ Batman: Vengeance of Bane in 1993, and was a character in the 1997 Joel Schumacher-directed film Batman & Robin. Bain Capital Ventures was founded in 1984, with Mitt Romney as one of the founders. R-money retroactively retired from Bain in 1999,  was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, and ran for President of the United States in 2008, and now  is the GOP nominee for the 2012.

So unless Chuck Dixon, Graham Nolan, and Doug Moench, the creators of Bane, the DC Comics villain, knew in 1993 through Top Sekrit Pacts with Demons and the arcane art of necromancy that Willard Mitt Romney worked for Bain and was planning to run for President with Bain Capital as an issue almost 20 years after they launched their criminal character, this whole conservative soggy bag of chips should be tossed.

Here’s more from Rushboob:

Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear ”Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –”Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”

Uh, Rush, guess what: You’re the one associating Bane with Bain, you and your fellow fact-check-failing freakazoids. In fact you’re perpetuating the concept, one that most likely a vast number of your listeners wouldn’t have even noticed if you hadn’t brought it up, you blathering pile of hyperlipidosis. Maybe you are secretly a tool of the Vast Liberal Hollywood Conspiracy! Stuff that in your vat of HagenDazs and eat it!

Oh and P.S.: According the the dictionary “bane” means:

  1. A cause of great distress or annoyance.
  2. Something, typically poison, that causes death.

Synonyms include poison, venom, ruin, perdition, and curse.

72 Responses to "Late Night: Rush Limbaugh Thinks New “Batman Dark Knight Rises” Movie Is Liberal Conspiracy"
DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:05 pm 1

Rush don’t need no stinking research or no stinking facts, he has the TRUTH!!!(tm) There are no coincidences in life and they are all out to get you.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:07 pm 2
In response to DrDick @ 1

Rush Limbaugh: The Dork Knight.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:09 pm 3
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 2

Rush is part of the really vast conservative conspiracy, along with Faux Spews and the rest of the wrong wing noise machine, to turn the American people into gibbering idiots. From the available evidence among teabaggers, talibangelicals, and the rest of the GOP base, it is working.


Margaret | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:10 pm 4

Unless of course this eeeeeevil plot goes back at least as far as Obama being born wherever it is the whackjobs think he was born and secretly groomed as president in a bunker by commies.

Perfectly reasonable, especially in light of the fact that Barack Sr and his wife flew from Africa to Hawaii with their infant son secreted in a carry on bag in order to make him eligible to run for President one day. Oh, and ponies.


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:11 pm 5

do not sully the Hagen dazy deliciousness! Rush and Mitt share self-loathing qualities more akin to blossom’s turds.

Oh, and, it gets deeper and deeper … did Mitt get tax amnesty for the Swiss bank account? Are there years he paid no taxes? Or, maybe, just maybe we’ve been subsidizing Mitt like we subsidize Big Oil?

It’s out there, Cokie….


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:12 pm 6
In response to Margaret @ 4

Don’t forget the unicorns and leprechauns. Also the underpants gnomes who make the whole plot work.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:12 pm 7
In response to DrDick @ 3

Rush is certainly the public face of gibbering idiocy. Remember how Republican politicians who criticize him end up kissing his ass apologizing? No court jester has ever had that kind of power.


Margaret | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:13 pm 8

Ironically, when I first heard the name Rush Limbaugh, my first thought was that he must be a comic book villain.


Twain | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:13 pm 9

Good grief – they’ve gone from weird to just plain silly. If this is all Rush has to talk about, the well is truly dry.


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:14 pm 10
In response to Prairie Sunshine @ 5

orMaybe there’s some interesting extra dependents… Just who is/are Sankaty anyway?


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:14 pm 11
In response to Margaret @ 8

I thought he was a multiple-personality disorder case with an entire Canadian rock band living in one head.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:15 pm 12
In response to Prairie Sunshine @ 5

Oh hell, we have been subsidizing Mittens and all the rest of the rentier plutocrats for decades with obscenely low tax rates and a tax code riddled with exemptions and deductions that only they can take advantage of.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:15 pm 13
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 2

*spit take*


Margaret | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:16 pm 14
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 11

Nah…He gave up on Rush, (the band), when “Working Man” came out.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:17 pm 15

I wonder whether this burst of paranoia is a sign that Rush is going through prescription painkiller withdrawal?


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:19 pm 16

T.Bogg predicted this craziness. He has crystal balls. Brass ones too.


LibWingofLibWing | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:19 pm 17

How could anyone in this nation not know, after all the publicity, that the name of the film is “The Dark Knight RISES?” But I guess Rush is a big, fat, ignorant idiot.

But what’s even worse is, how could anyone in this nation think that someone as stupid, ignorant and out of touch as Rush is someone worth listening to up to a level of calling oneself a “ditto-head?” It’s enough to almost make me think that Bill Mahr’s attacks on red necks is warranted. (Almost.) Oh well.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:20 pm 18
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 16

No one ever said Rush wasn’t predictable.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:20 pm 19
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 15

Maybe he is just so stoned that this actually makes sense to him.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:20 pm 20

Bane/Bain controversy or not, I don;t think I can manage to se the new Batman. Too dark a color scheme, and it looks like a lot of torture and stuff. But also, if you look at the trailer I included, there’s a bunch of stuff abut wealth, and riots and so on. Oh and football.


Margaret | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:22 pm 21
In response to DrDick @ 19

Or maybe he’s been confused since SCOTUS made corporations people… Now he thinks people are corporations, (with misspelled names).


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:23 pm 22

Howdy folks.

(1) Estate taxes at 50% above $5M to any single recipient, with a dollar for dollar reduction for contributions to not-for-profits not controlled or affiliated with the donor.
(2) Income from stock dividends is ordinary income.
(3) No retained earnings bullshit.
(4) Capital gains are treated as ordinary income after indexing at 70% of CPI, with a once-per-lifetime exemption for real property.


Margaret | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:23 pm 23
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 15

In Idi Amin’s case it was end stage syphilis.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:24 pm 24
In response to Margaret @ 23

Given RushBo’s apparently proclivities I wouldn’t rule it out in his case.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:25 pm 25
In response to Margaret @ 23

Yeah, that would do it. The problem with syphilis, though, is that it creates mental images of Runt Limpdick gettin it on–and if you think the Batman movie looks grim and violent….


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:27 pm 26
In response to DrDick @ 12

I’m thinking there’s years the IRS wrote checks to him? of the not refund variety. Nice to say you follow the tax rules when you’ve bought the rules….


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:27 pm 27
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 22

Better still, treat all income, including inheritances the same with a top marginal rate of 80% on income over $1 million. According to Diamond and Saez, this is the optimal top rate.


Becca | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:29 pm 28

Moreover, the meaning of the word ‘bane’ dates back to before the 12th century.

Damn those anti-Romney Anglo-Saxons and their 900 year-plus conspiracy to deny Mittens the presidency he surely deserves to be allowed to buy!


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:30 pm 29
In response to Prairie Sunshine @ 26

Myself, I think he took advantage of the IRS off-shore amnesty. That would show on his 1040 and it would be admission of felonious tax evasion. The fact that he’s protected by the amnesty doesn’t change the fact.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:31 pm 30
In response to Becca @ 28

That’s what trollbane is for. ;-)


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:31 pm 31
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 22

And inherited wealth, if left to only one spouse is NOT community property in California.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:34 pm 32
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 29

I want to know about that $102 million IRA. It is pretty clear that he was aggressively using every trick in the book to avoid paying taxes.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:34 pm 33
In response to DrDick @ 27

Interesting. I’ll give that a careful read. Obviously the Chicago and Vienna schools would vehemently disagree, but I don’t much care for Uncle Milton’s Just-So Stories.


Lisa Derrick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:35 pm 34

When does Mrs. Mittens’ mighty mount do its pony dance at the Olympics?


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:36 pm 35

I’m guessing there’s a muliplier effect to Mitt’s grey market tax strategies … no wonder he’s worried about Obama’s oppo research team. And I still want to know what was on ose Mass hard drives.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:37 pm 36
In response to DrDick @ 32

I asked the Finance guru down the hall about that. Maria said the only way she can imagine pulling it off is by contributing grossly undervalued shares in something into the IRA. I asked her what something could be and she just shrugged.


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:37 pm 37
In response to Prairie Sunshine @ 35

those Mass harddrives


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:37 pm 38
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 34

You mean the one that they took a $77,000 tax deduction for?


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:39 pm 39
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 36

That seems to be the consensus among the finance experts. Something like valuing Bain share at $0 or some other ridiculously low amount, which apparently is not uncommon.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:41 pm 40
In response to Lisa Derrick @ 34

2nd, 3rd, 7th and 9th for individual dressage. 2nd, 3rd and 7th for the team. So, you better watch on the 2nd if you want to see Annie’s Pretty Pony.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:42 pm 41
In response to DrDick @ 39

I don’t think that’s quite allowable, but pretty clearly there are rules governing IRAs that need tightening.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:44 pm 42
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 41

My understanding (which is pretty imperfect) is that there are limits on the kinds of assets you do that with, but the $0 value is actually one I saw in one of the analyses from an expert.


Prairie Sunshine | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:48 pm 43

time to go hang the garlic in the window to keep batsh*t crazy Bachmann from flying over the border into ND–’night, folks


Kelly Canfield (Not Really A CEO) | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:51 pm 44

Well it IS all a liberal Hollywood conspiracy. Cause you know what?

Jane produced “From Hell” and Rush Limbaugh is never mentioned in it – AT ALL!


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:51 pm 45
In response to Prairie Sunshine @ 43

Take care. Keep the wooden stakes, crosses, and silver bullets handy.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:52 pm 46
In response to DrDick @ 42

It seems to me that an asset like a stock should be valued at its market value at its purchase or time of transfer.

For an entity like Bain Cap that is not publicly traded, its value as a share of the corporate valuation at the time of transfer. And if that makes Mittens have a frowny face because he has to disclose the value of his closely-held company, there is a saying in the Russian Marines: Toughie Shitski.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:52 pm 47

Of course not. Hell wouldn’t let Rushbo in. Too blubbery and nasty even for the Hordes of Evil.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:54 pm 48
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 46

I can’t remember the details, but I think it only works with new issues or other assets that do not currently have an established market value, which could also apply to Bain shares.


Kelly Canfield (Not Really A CEO) | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:54 pm 49
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 47

Yeah, kinda “dilutes the shares” in Hell. No decent Demon CEO could allow that.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:55 pm 50
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 47

Satan does not like to be shown up on his own turf.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:55 pm 51
In response to DrDick @ 45

Is it remotely possible that a Mitt-tastic implosion would or could result in la Bachmann being nominated?

That is just too, too delicious to think about.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:57 pm 52
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 51

Or an eruption of Frothy Mix? Possibly the Ron Paul ascendency? My heart goes pitty-pat!


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:57 pm 53
In response to DrDick @ 48

If that’s how it works, we just need to put a ban on those sorts of assets being held in IRA, 401Ks, 403Bs and similar instruments.

No current determinable value, not transferable. Sorrry.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 08:58 pm 54
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 51

I don’t think so. Crazy Mish wasn’t even seriously in the running during the primaries.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:00 pm 55
In response to DrDick @ 52

Frothy and the RonDroid actually string parse-able sentences together much of the time.

For out-and-out nutzoid word salad there is no one currently on offer as capable as La Bachmann.


Kelly Canfield (Not Really A CEO) | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:00 pm 56
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 47

But still IT’S A LIBERAL CONSPIRACY – to keep him OUT of Hell! LOL! See you can’t win with these people.

We libs just keep conspiracizing and conspiracizing and control EVERYTHING and have made a liberal Socialist paradise – where Conservatives have no say about anything!


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:01 pm 57
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 53

Yeah. As I said, I do not remember the details, but it seems that it is actually possible to put an asset into an IRA with no listed value, or an absurdly low one. This is what happens when you let the plutocrats write the tax code.


EvilDrPuma | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:01 pm 58

I’m not sure that would necessarily be socialist, but it sure would seem like paradise.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:02 pm 59
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 54

Awww. You broke my pretty imaginary balloon…


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:03 pm 60
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 58

If RushBo’s going to hell, then Billy Joel was wrong. The sinners are not much more fun.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:04 pm 61
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 59

Some of the political geeks have been speculating about that scenario and seem to agree that a brokered convention would by-pass the loons and go with someone more presentable. T-Paw and Jeb get mentioned a bit.


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:07 pm 62
In response to DrDick @ 61

According Rachel (last night) the RonDroid won’t be nominated, so if Mittens pulls a candidatus interruptus on them, it really will be a wide-open affair.

I’m not sure how you keep the loonies from being placed in nomination in that situation. But while I know Robert’s Rules fairly well, I know nit about the GOP Convention rules.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:12 pm 63
In response to BargainCountertenor @ 62

Yeah, I do not understand that part either. I know that the powers that be do not want the whackaloons anywhere near the nomination, but I do not see how you prevent them from being nominated. Of course I do not closely follow Gooper politics. It may be that since only elected delegates have a say and Romney delegates are a substantial majority, the feeling is that none of them would back one of the loons.


oldgold | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:14 pm 64

You’re so Bain, you probably think this movie is about you.


DrDick | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:15 pm 65

Time for me to toddle off. Take care all.


CTuttle | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:23 pm 66

Aloha, Lisa…! Right on cue, the Zombie lie just won’t die… Arpaio Says Obama Birth Record Is Fraudulent…


onitgoes | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:31 pm 67

Rush Limbaugh: the Dork Knight.

Limbaugh can only *dream* of being as good of a paradoy of himself as TBogg.

Of course, when you’re dealing with a crowd that’s intent upon freaking out that Obama is from Kenya, well…


BargainCountertenor | Tuesday July 17, 2012 09:40 pm 68

Good night, folks.


kipchuk | Tuesday July 17, 2012 10:41 pm 69
In response to LibWingofLibWing @ 17

Have you ever been in bars/BarBQue joints in deep red States where they have wooden plaques on the wall for Ditto-Heads to bang there forehead in fealty to Saint Rush? I have, many times. It’s an “experience” watching the line form with the putative Ditto Heads taking turns banging out MEGA DITTOS.


baron von cheddarwurst | Wednesday July 18, 2012 06:49 am 70

WHAT?!?! Reactionary conservatives playing the victim? This never happens . . .


nonpartisanliberal | Wednesday July 18, 2012 07:50 am 71

republican leaders only seem stupid and crazy if you assume they are sincere and have good intentions (though Limbaugh may be one that actually is stupid, crazy and insincere).

Remember, there are two types of Republicans: the rich and the stupid. The rich want to keep the stupid stupid, and the stupid want to keep the rich rich.


hektor6766 | Wednesday July 18, 2012 09:44 am 72
In response to EvilDrPuma @ 2

Rush Limbaugh: Batshit


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