A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 01, 2012
“Talent on loan from God”

A biblical view is that all life on the earth is “on loan” from God. The conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has joked that he has “talent on loan from God,” cited in print since at least 1991.
Wikipedia: Rush Limbaugh   
Rush Hudson Limbaugh III ( /ˈlɪmbɔː/; born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host, conservative political commentator, and an opinion leader in American conservatism. He hosts The Rush Limbaugh Show which is aired throughout the U.S. on Premiere Radio Networks and is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. Limbaugh signed an 8-year, $400 million contract extension with Clear Channel in 2008.
He was born into a family with a long history of involvement in Republican politics and first began working at a local radio station at age sixteen. In 1984, after a series of radio related jobs, Limbaugh began working as a radio talk show host in Sacramento, California at radio station KFBK, which still airs his syndicated program. His unique program featured no guests, relying exclusively on his conservative political analysis for content. He moved to New York City in 1988 where he began the national broadcast of his program on WABC radio. His program grew in popularity and he began his rise to national fame.
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By George Angus Fulton Knight
Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press
Pg. 150:
“The land is mine”, says God, “for you are strangers and sojourners with me” (v. 23). Farmers have their farms on loan only, so to speak, on loan from God. What this means is that God actually shares his land with us, and we are to use it for his glory, not just for our gain.
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The Serendipity Bible Study Book:
Includes the complete NIV New Testament

By Lyman Coleman, et al.
Grand Rapids, MI: Lamplighter Books
Pg. 182:
How seriously have you thought about your talents as being “on loan” from God?
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Shabbat Shalom:
A renewed encounter with the Sabbath

By Pinchas Peli
Washington, DC: B’nai B’rith Books
Pg. 38:
During the remainder of the week, humanity controls and subdues the earth for its own ends, but on the Sabbath, humanity must return it to God, mindful that the earth is “on loan” from God.
17 February 1991, Toronto (Ontario) Star, “Patriotism runs deep in Motor City” by Peter Cheney, pg. H5:
On the radio, 320-pound New York talk show host Rush Limbaugh—who has said he has “a talent on loan from God”—is railing against “Commie-libs” who don’t ...
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May 1991, The Crisis, pg. 27, col. 2:
He (Rush Limbaugh—ed.), in his own words, is “on loan from God”.
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See, I Told You So
By Rush H. Limbaugh
New York, NY: Pocket Books
Pg. 125:
I have talent on loan from God.
The only reason this isn’t obvious right now is the role of the media. Hollywood and the press establishment love to poke fun at what conservatives believe in.
OCLC WorldCat record
The Rush Limbaugh story: talent on loan from God: an unauthorized biography
Author: Paul D Colford
Publisher: New York : St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRadio/Television • Thursday, March 01, 2012 • Permalink

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