Friday, March 27

When the Limbaugh breaks

I honestly don't know if I should laugh, cry . . . or become violently ill. 

Apparently ubber-conservative Rush Limbaugh has published three (three!) books for impressionable young readers about a history teacher named Rush Revere and his talking horse, Liberty, who have "Time-Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans." 

Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims (2013)
Rush Revere and the First Patriots (2014)
Rush Revere and the American Revolution (2014)


Okay, okay, my name's really Rusty—but my friends call me Rush. Rush Revere. Because I've always been the #1 fan of the coolest colonial dude ever, Paul Revere. Talk about a rock star—this guy wanted to protect young America so badly, he rode through those bumpy, cobblestone-y streets shouting "the British are coming!" On a horse. Top of his lungs. Wind blowing, rain streaming... 

Well, you get the picture. But what if you could get the real picture—by actually going back in time and seeing with your own eyes how our great country came to be? Meeting the people who made it all happen—people like you and me? 

Hold on to your pointy triangle hats, because you can—with me, Rush Revere, seemingly ordinary substitute history teacher, as your tour guide across time! "How?" you ask? Well, there's this portal. And a horse. My talking horse named Liberty. And—well, just trust me, I'll get us there.

Now I'm all for time-travel, but these?

I simply do not want to know what Limbaugh will make of the Civil War.



  1. This was the first I had heard of Rush's books and so I went to Amazon to look at the ones you had listed and listened to the audio which I had to admit I thought was amusing and can understand the reviews & why the kids love it. So I am not understanding why you are having your reaction you have book has over 1400 good reviews. They seem to be well written for the juvenile audience and well researched.

    1. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but the online portions I read did not seem well written. Rush Limbaugh as a person is a whole 'nuther story.

  2. Kids my age love books like these .I do not agree with your opinion, but we all have different ones. :)

    ~Lydia~ <3

    1. Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I'm glad you like them ... and are reading!

  3. Why don't you don't like them? Those are some of my favorites, can you at least explain why?

    1. The online portions I read did not seem well written. And Rush Limbaugh makes my blood boil.