Jacology: Rush Limbaugh Missouri Hall Of Fame

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KPLR11)-Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley has decided that Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh should have a bust placed in the hall of famous Missourians in the Jeff City capitol building. This has caused a ruckus, with thousands of people phoning, emailing and texting Tilley and other leaders. They're upset because of comments Limbaugh made, calling a female law student a slut and a prostitute; because she supported having birth control covered by her university's health care plan.

Speaker Tilley is unimpressed by the objections. Tilley says the hall already has controversial people in it, among them, former President Harry Truman. He also said, quote, “This isn't the hall of universally loved Missourians. It's the Hall of Famous Missourians”, close quote. And I’m not sure what's more interesting, that quote or using Harry Truman in the same sentence with Rush Limbaugh.

Anyway, we're willing to take the speaker at his word. The standard is not being loved or doing good. It's being famous. With that in mind, then, I’d like to propose a few more members of the Hall of Famous Missourians.

There's William Quantrill, who was born in Ohio but gained fame in Missouri. He was a confederate guerilla in the civil war. Among other things, he murdered 183 civilians in an attack on Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. He may be the civil war's most famous war criminal.

Then there was depression era gangster Ma Barker. With her sons, she terrorized much of Missouri, murdering numerous people. She was pretty famous. Then there were Ray and Faye Copeland. The Copeland’s were Missouri serial killers. They were also the oldest couple sentenced to death in the United States.

All of them, in their own times, at least as famous as Limbaugh.

I'm Charles Jaco and that's Jacology.