Friday, August 10, 2007

An inside look at Rush Limbaugh's target market

For those of you wondering who on earth actually does listen to Rush Limbaugh, here's a peek at one man who does.

From Yahoo! News and The Joplin Globe:

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Steve Graham might not be in the doghouse over a dispute with his wife, but as far as his neighbors are concerned, he's not far from it. For the past seven years, Graham, 55, has been living in his car parked in the backyard of a house he and his wife, La Donna Graham, own.

Graham said the two have "been having troubles" since 1999 and that he's been out of the house since about 2000. His wife still lives in the home.

"She's not going to support me not having a job and bumming around," Graham said. "I'm trying my best to get a job and get up out of this rut."

But his neighbors, who say Graham plays loud music, often spouts obsenity-laced tirades and uses his yard as a toilet, aren't amused. They have asked the city to prohibit such living arrangements.

"You can't enjoy your backyard," said Linda Sanders, whose backyard is across the alley from Graham's property.


"Every day he's out there. He never goes into the house," Kenny Waring said. "He sleeps out there, he eats out there, he watches TV, he plays guitar. ... Everything that you do in your house, he does out there."

Graham acknowledged that he watches TV, listens to music and sometimes sleeps in his blue, 1989 Buick Century. The car is parked on a concrete slab, mostly covered by a large, blue tarp that is secured with bricks and cinder blocks.

An extension cord from the house to the car provides power for a 13-inch TV, an oscillating fan and a radio.

"I get better reception there than I do in there," he said, pointing at the house. "I listen to Rush (Limbaugh) every day, just about."


The neighbors say one of their biggest complaints is that Graham may be using his yard for a toilet.


So, there you have it. Looks like a pretty desirable demographic for Fats Lowbrow er, Rush Limbaugh. Must be one of those 'personal responsibility' Republicans.


Lu Cifer said...


Hey, let's cut this jabrone some slack...he probably got kicked out of the Kansas Militia since Bill Clinton (our last elected president) left office, so there ya have it!

jim2007 said...

Actually, this gentleman may be representative of the upper crust of the Limbaugh demo.

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