Rush Limbaugh Way coming to Hernando County as Gov. DeSantis signs bill
Rush Limbaugh. Image via AP.

Other people honored in the bill include Sally Ride and Christa McAuliffe.

Drivers traveling along Cortez Boulevard between U.S. 41 and State Road 50 in Hernando County will soon be traversing Rush Limbaugh Way.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill (HB 21) Tuesday evening designating new names for 22 roads and bridges throughout the state, but the appellation that garnered the most attention and controversy was the section to be named after Limbaugh, the longtime West Palm Beach conservative radio host who died in 2021.

Limbaugh’s radio program started in 1988 and he’s lauded by conservatives for pushing back on Democrats’ and mainstream media coverage of Republicans. He also has a lengthy history of racist and misogynistic comments.

“I can’t believe that we are honoring a racist. That’s ridiculous in and of itself,” Rep. Angie Nixon, a Jacksonville Democrat, said during debate on the bill on the House floor earlier this month.

The bill passed 87-25 in the House, with all but 10 Democrats voting against it. Even some of the Democrats who voted for it, though, had a problem with the Limbaugh road. Earlier in the Regular Session the bills passed unanimously when it didn’t contain the Limbaugh provision.

DeSantis had previously honored Limbaugh, ordering flags to be lowered to half-staff after he died. Not all jurisdictions complied, though, as then-Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat who is now Florida Democratic Party chair, refused to lower the flags under her control, and local officials in Palm Beach County kept the flags at full height.

Other people honored in the bill include Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut to fly into space, and Christa McAuliffe, a teacher and astronaut who died in the Challenger disaster as part of its crew in 1986. The NASA Causeway bridge over the Indian River connecting the Kennedy Space Center with Titusville will be dubbed the “Dr. Sally Ride Memorial Bridge,” and the bridge over the Canaveral Barge Canal in Brevard County will be named the “Christa McAuliffe Bridge.”

The new law takes effect July 1.

Gray Rohrer


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  • Josh Green

    May 31, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Doesn’t he mean mean Dead Pillhead Avenue?

  • Andrew Linko

    May 31, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Finally, we have a spot in the State that hillbilly heroine can be traded, the same way Rush bought and used it!

  • PeterH

    May 31, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    For the most part today’s GQP is a misogynistic, racist, homophobic , minority hating political party. Most conservatives have left the party and are now independent voters.

    • Tom

      May 31, 2023 at 10:47 pm

      Both parties are
      Horrible. People need to understand that it’s “us versus them” now more than ever.

  • Michael K

    May 31, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    Limbaugh personally monetized bigotry, racism, misogyny and hate, while spewing toxic lies. So of course he is honored and worshipped by what remains of the GOP. This is basically the mew confederacy.

  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    May 31, 2023 at 1:56 pm

    Naming a street after the one of the biggest hypocritical blowhards of all time is very on-brand for the GOP.

    This is a guy who said he supported the Death Penalty for drug dealers, all while being a drug addict himself.

    But it’s actually hilarious how he died of lung cancer after spending decades on the air downplaying the risk of smoking. God really does have a sense of humor, and had one last laugh before sending Rush to Hell where he belongs.

  • Andrew Linko

    May 31, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Amen! Thoughts and prayers!

  • Tropical

    June 1, 2023 at 7:47 am

    ‘Rush Limbaugh Way’.
    Dead end street.

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