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mykarma
Mar 1st, 2012, 10:16 PM
By MJ LEE | 3/1/12 6:46 AM EST Updated: 3/1/12 3:59 PM EST

Rush Limbaugh is under fire for calling a Georgetown University law student who testified on Capitol Hill about contraception a “prostitute” and a “slut.”

“What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? What does that make her?” Limbaugh said on his radio show on Wednesday. “It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps.”

The conservative radio host continued on to joke, “OK, so she’s not a slut. She’s ‘round heeled.’”

Fluke, a third-year student at Georgetown University Law Center, was a witness last week at an unofficial hearing of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as a response to an earlier all-male panel hearing held by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), had not allowed Fluke to testify at the original hearing, saying she was not qualified to do so.

Fluke explained at the hearing that as a student at a Jesuit campus that does not provide contraception, birth control costs can be as high as $3,000 during the time that she is in law school. She expressed opposition to a bill sponsored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) that would allow employers to avoid providing contraception for religious reasons.

“These exceptions don’t accomplish their well-intended goals, because when you let university administrators or other employers, rather than women and their doctors, dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose aren’t, a woman’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body,” Fluke had said.

On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh suggested that the reason Fluke cannot afford birth control methods is because she is having too much sex.

“Can you imagine if you’re her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be? Your daughter goes up to a congressional hearing conducted by the Botox-filled Nancy Pelosi and testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope,” he said, according to a transcript of his show.

“Well, I guess now we know why Bill Clinton went to Georgetown and why Hillary went to Wellesley,” he continued. “All the sex going on at Georgetown. Sandra Fluke. So much sex going on, they can’t afford birth control pills.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73487.html#ixzz1nuEBxTm1

Lord Choc Ice
Mar 1st, 2012, 10:19 PM
Fluke? :haha:

Dawn Marie
Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:39 AM
God don't like ugly! I mean what would Jesus do??? Repukes are so sad.. He gives humans a bad name. Fox should be asahmed for still airing him. He hurts the repukes!

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2012, 07:53 AM
Ordinarily, I would reply with something sophomoric like, "Well, if anyone knows a prostitute when he sees one, it's Rush Limbaugh." This one time, however, I'm not going to stoop to that level. :angel:

gentenaire
Mar 2nd, 2012, 08:19 AM
Obviously, the cost of birth control is directly related to the amount of sex you have. If you have sex only once a month you need to take the pill only once, it's not as if birth control pills have to be taken every day no matter what. ;)

I love the speech Stephen Fry once gave on the Catholic church and their obsession with sex. "the only people who obsess about weight are the anorexic and the obese, and that is the catholic church on sex in a nutshell." I suppose the same holds true fr Rush Limbaugh.

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:08 AM
Did he lie? :angel:

Helen Lawson
Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:55 AM
She can afford Georgetown Law School but she wants us to pay for her condoms and birth control pills, her sponge, her morning after pills, her dental dam, her God knows what else, I mean, $3000 a year is like almost $300 a month, what is this girl into, and can't her guy partners pop for a rubber or can't she stick to blow jobs?

If she wants bitch control, can't she just get an old TV Guide with Roseanne or Whoopi Goldberg on the cover?

WozLolz
Mar 2nd, 2012, 01:36 PM
Rush is an embarrassment to swine everywhere.:fiery: It's just disgusting that he can outright LIE about someone and get away with it. And not only that, have his brainless minions defame the young lady on twitter, as well.:armed:

Send a supportive tweet to Ms. Fluke: @sandrafluke.

Have the facts before spouting ignorance. What did she want to testify about? Answer: Her friend, who couldn’t afford the birth control she was prescribed ($100/month) was refused insurance coverage for the medication, despite its medical necessity. Shortly thereafter, said friend developed a massive cyst on her ovary. She lost her ovary and now her ability to conceive has been jeopardized. And Ms. Fluke is called a slut for bringing this to light? Absolutely INSANE.

God bless Ms. Fluke for having the courage to speak out and refusing to be silenced. :hearts:

mykarma
Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:00 PM
Rush is an embarrassment to swine everywhere.:fiery: It's just disgusting that he can outright LIE about someone and get away with it. And not only that, have his brainless minions defame the young lady on twitter, as well.:armed:

Send a supportive tweet to Ms. Fluke: @sandrafluke.

Have the facts before spouting ignorance. What did she want to testify about? Answer: Her friend, who couldn’t afford the birth control she was prescribed ($100/month) was refused insurance coverage for the medication, despite its medical necessity. Shortly thereafter, said friend developed a massive cyst on her ovary. She lost her ovary and now her ability to conceive has been jeopardized. And Ms. Fluke is called a slut for bringing this to light? Absolutely INSANE.

God bless Ms. Fluke for having the courage to speak out and refusing to be silenced. :hearts:
What's even sadder is the people that make light of his comments. I hope she sues the shit out of him.

pov
Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
Standard Limbaugh crap.

Vlover
Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
Rush is an embarrassment to swine everywhere.:fiery: It's just disgusting that he can outright LIE about someone and get away with it. And not only that, have his brainless minions defame the young lady on twitter, as well.:armed:

Send a supportive tweet to Ms. Fluke: @sandrafluke.

Have the facts before spouting ignorance. What did she want to testify about? Answer: Her friend, who couldn’t afford the birth control she was prescribed ($100/month) was refused insurance coverage for the medication, despite its medical necessity. Shortly thereafter, said friend developed a massive cyst on her ovary. She lost her ovary and now her ability to conceive has been jeopardized. And Ms. Fluke is called a slut for bringing this to light? Absolutely INSANE.

God bless Ms. Fluke for having the courage to speak out and refusing to be silenced. :hearts:

Don't expect the lieing SOBs to stick to the FACTS especially perverts like Rush who I'm sure is fine with his insurance paying for his viagra to get his useless, dead dick up but not for women who need it for a host of medical issues.:rolleyes: As most Republicans are they seem to be suffering from vagina or penus envy.

miffedmax
Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:59 PM
I guess I must be a john, because I sure have been involved with a lot of sluts. I even married one. Shit, she must have been whoring on the side after we were married because she kept on taking the pill! OMG! I guess I better get paternity tests on the boys.

WozLolz
Mar 2nd, 2012, 04:22 PM
I'm not one to start innerweb fights, but I did tweet one individual who tweeted something vile at Ms. Fluke. I feel a lot better now.:) These people are seriously mentally incapacitated.:help: They have no idea that facts exist. When you listen to propaganda on a daily basis, I guess you get defensive whenever a fact rears its ugly head.:rolleyes:

Anyway, my red face has cooled. They are to be pitied. It's just a shame that there's 48 like-minded Senators, who basically called every woman a SLUT with their vote yesterday. :no: (<-- Oops, that was politics. Only one thread for politics. My apologies). :razzz:

miffedmax
Mar 2nd, 2012, 04:36 PM
And I'm sure every single one of those Senators' kids were celibate all through high school and college. :rolleyes:

LoveFifteen
Mar 2nd, 2012, 04:55 PM
Obviously, the cost of birth control is directly related to the amount of sex you have. If you have sex only once a month you need to take the pill only once, it's not as if birth control pills have to be taken every day no matter what.

That's exactly what I was thinking. Rush Limbaugh has no understand of how the pill works, and he's such a wretched human being.

As for the people saying that they don't want their health insurance to pay for others birth control ... would you rather your insurance pay for their pregnancy bills, birth, and post-birth bills?! :unsure:

Birth control is VASTLY cheaper than pregnancy and childbirth, which are things that insurance does pay for. Learn to use your brains!

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:11 PM
MY LAST POST IN THIS THREAD:

The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.

WozLolz
Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:27 PM
MY LAST POST IN THIS THREAD:

The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.

The young lady who lost her ovary was practicing lesbianism, another very inexpensive birth control method.:wavey: However, lesbianism doesn't cure one of ovarian cysts. I'm pretty sure celibacy doesn't either.

Vlover
Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:28 PM
That's exactly what I was thinking. Rush Limbaugh has no understand of how the pill works, and he's such a wretched human being.

As for the people saying that they don't want their health insurance to pay for others birth control ... would you rather your insurance pay for their pregnancy bills, birth, and post-birth bills?! :unsure:

Birth control is VASTLY cheaper than pregnancy and childbirth, which are things that insurance does pay for. Learn to use your brains!
Not to mention the medical cost for congenital defects of the child. Of course the right wingers can't get their minds past the idea of anyone enjoying sex for pure pleasure.:help:

young_gunner913
Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:33 PM
He's a fat piece of shit. :shrug:

dybbuk
Mar 2nd, 2012, 07:20 PM
MY LAST POST IN THIS THREAD:

The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.

But a good portion of women who take birth control don't do it to prevent pregnancy. My teenage niece takes it because of severe skin problems. And there are many women who take it because of severe cramps that leave them unable to function and do their jobs effectively. Only absolute idiots like Limbaugh view the pill as just for women who have sex and don't want to get pregnant.

Nicolás89
Mar 2nd, 2012, 07:27 PM
MY LAST POST IN THIS THREAD:

The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.

Fail.

edificio
Mar 2nd, 2012, 08:23 PM
Why people still listen to this ass I'll never understand.

égalité
Mar 2nd, 2012, 08:42 PM
At least she's not asking for money to buy Oxycontin :D

miffedmax
Mar 2nd, 2012, 08:52 PM
Man, whoever shot Rush down in the 6th grade mush have been a real bitch about it.

Dawn Marie
Mar 2nd, 2012, 08:58 PM
At least she's not asking for money to buy Oxycontin :D

The only slut I see is Rush. Fox is pimping his pill popping ass!

LoveFifteen
Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:35 PM
Ironic that Rush has had four wives and lots of Viagra, but still hasn't had a single child. Typical Republican hypocrisy. His wives surely used birth control.

P.S. I'm sure that his Oxycontin was paid for by his insurance, too. :lol:

Vlover
Mar 2nd, 2012, 11:54 PM
Ironic that Rush has had four wives and lots of Viagra, but still hasn't had a single child. Typical Republican hypocrisy. His wives surely used birth control.

P.S. I'm sure that his Oxycontin was paid for by his insurance, too. :lol:
I suspect the problem is with him. Possibly his sperm is as limp and useless as his dick.:no:

Sammo
Mar 3rd, 2012, 12:04 AM
Haha poor imbecile.

tennisbum79
Mar 3rd, 2012, 01:25 AM
The only slut I see is Rush. Fox is pimping his pill popping ass!
Where is Greta's outrage in all this?

She is so selective in choosing her battle as the self-appointed defender of women on FAUXNews.

Helen Lawson
Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:11 AM
I hate to admit this on this board, but I stopped listening to Fox about 2 months ago, it's not funny at all anymore, it's too much. CNN is boring and CSNBC is too loud, it's as bad as Fox. No news for Helen.

*JR*
Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:18 AM
The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.

Melanie Oudin should also have told her mother this regarding her (now fired) coach:

BfsCMqP85nQ :o

mykarma
Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:23 AM
MY LAST POST IN THIS THREAD:

The most effective method of birth control is also the most inexpensive.
What does that have to do with Rush and his viral attack on this woman?

plantman
Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:57 AM
She can afford Georgetown Law School but she wants us to pay for her condoms and birth control pills, her sponge, her morning after pills, her dental dam, her God knows what else, I mean, $3000 a year is like almost $300 a month, what is this girl into, and can't her guy partners pop for a rubber or can't she stick to blow jobs?

If she wants bitch control, can't she just get an old TV Guide with Roseanne or Whoopi Goldberg on the cover?

OMFG...........:haha::haha:

JN
Mar 3rd, 2012, 06:01 PM
OMFG...........:haha::haha:

Do you know how pathetic you look following that musty old woman around the forum with your nose up her ass? Geeze man, get some dignity!

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 3rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
I suspect the problem is with him. Possibly his sperm is as limp and useless as his dick.:no:

:haha: So many goat quotes in this thread :happy:

pov
Mar 3rd, 2012, 06:34 PM
Had some more thoughts about this: why does anyone other than his supporters. care what Rush Limbaugh says? That reaction is exactly what he wants, what he feeds on. It's what makes him seem relevant. If people in the public eye just rolled their eyes and laughed at him, he'd stop.

If Fluke just chuckled ans said uuhh it's Rush Limbaugh then shrugged . . . his comments would have been treated as what they are - something else to laugh at.

Vlover
Mar 3rd, 2012, 07:38 PM
If Fluke just chuckled ans said uuhh it's Rush Limbaugh then shrugged . . . his comments would have been treated as what they are - something else to laugh at.
Thankfully you are in the minority who thinks publicly calling a woman a slut and prostitute is just something to shrug and laugh off.:rolleyes: Most people don't really care but this is added confirmation that Limbaugh is a despicable douche bag.

tennisbum79
Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:49 PM
Thankfully you are in the minority who thinks publicly calling a woman a slut and prostitute is just something to shrug and laugh off.:rolleyes: Most people don't really care but this is added confirmation that Limbaugh is a despicable douche bag.
pov has those head scratching moments, more frequently as of late.
I am not surprised he is trying to find a silver lining on what Rush did here, maybe by sympathy.

Because I don't see any thing funny.

tennisbum79
Mar 3rd, 2012, 09:51 PM
Do you know how pathetic you look following that musty old woman around the forum with your nose up her ass? Geeze man, get some dignity!
what do you expect?

Not all post lends themselves to smilies rebuttals.

JN
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:09 PM
FIGHT RUSH’S HATE (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/)


http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/FLUKE-02.png (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)

ADVERTISERS DROPPING LIMBAUGH: FIVE AND COUNTING (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)
Rush’s Attacks On Sandra: Day 1 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/02/29/435082/limbaugh-calls-student-denied-spot-at-contraception-hearing-a-slut/), Day 2 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/01/435729/limbaugh-fluke-sex-tape/), Day 3 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436652/limabugh-fluke-day-3/)
Bill O’Reilly Sides With Rush (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/437076/bill-oreilly-attacks-sandra-fluke/)


Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Facing Social Media Firestorm (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)

By Adam Peck (http://thinkprogress.org/author/apeck/) on Mar 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/fluke1.jpg (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/)

Rush Limbaugh’s latest misogynistic tirade against Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke may be the last straw for many of the shock jock’s corporate sponsors. Thousands of angry customers have been inundating dozens of Limbaugh’s corporate sponsors, demanding that they cut ties with the program.

So far, Sleep Number (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436723/second-advertiser-pulls-out-from-limbaugh/), The Sleep Train (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/02/436264/advertiser-limbaugh-fluke/), Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom and Citrix have pulled ads from the program, and several others are considering following their lead.

ThinkProgress is collecting reactions from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on Storify. Here’s a look at some responses so far:

[View the story "Corporate Sponsors of Rush Limbaugh's Program Face Customer Backlash" on Storify (http://storify.com/thinkprogress/rush-limbaugh-s-advertisers-facing-social-media-fi)]

Other companies though have been slow to react, or are simply ignoring mounting feedback.

We need to take a stand now against his revolting behavior. Sign our petition and let Sandra Fluke know that you are on her side (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/).

Update

An earlier version of this post listed the Cleveland Cavaliers as one of the companies that dropped Limbaugh, based on a report from WFNY. Although the Cavaliers have the same owner as Quicken Loans, WFNY’s report was subsequently removed. It does not appear that the Cavaliers advertised on Limbaugh’s show.

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/))

Vlover
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:20 PM
FIGHT RUSH’S HATE (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/)


http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/FLUKE-02.png (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)

ADVERTISERS DROPPING LIMBAUGH: FIVE AND COUNTING (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)
Rush’s Attacks On Sandra: Day 1 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/02/29/435082/limbaugh-calls-student-denied-spot-at-contraception-hearing-a-slut/), Day 2 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/01/435729/limbaugh-fluke-sex-tape/), Day 3 (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436652/limabugh-fluke-day-3/)
Bill O’Reilly Sides With Rush (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/437076/bill-oreilly-attacks-sandra-fluke/)


Rush Limbaugh’s Advertisers Facing Social Media Firestorm (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)

By Adam Peck (http://thinkprogress.org/author/apeck/) on Mar 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/fluke1.jpg (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/)

Rush Limbaugh’s latest misogynistic tirade against Georgetown University Law Student Sandra Fluke may be the last straw for many of the shock jock’s corporate sponsors. Thousands of angry customers have been inundating dozens of Limbaugh’s corporate sponsors, demanding that they cut ties with the program.

So far, Sleep Number (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436723/second-advertiser-pulls-out-from-limbaugh/), The Sleep Train (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/02/436264/advertiser-limbaugh-fluke/), Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom and Citrix have pulled ads from the program, and several others are considering following their lead.

ThinkProgress is collecting reactions from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on Storify. Here’s a look at some responses so far:

[View the story "Corporate Sponsors of Rush Limbaugh's Program Face Customer Backlash" on Storify (http://storify.com/thinkprogress/rush-limbaugh-s-advertisers-facing-social-media-fi)]

Other companies though have been slow to react, or are simply ignoring mounting feedback.

We need to take a stand now against his revolting behavior. Sign our petition and let Sandra Fluke know that you are on her side (http://thinkprogress.org/stand-with-sandra-fluke-b/).

Update

An earlier version of this post listed the Cleveland Cavaliers as one of the companies that dropped Limbaugh, based on a report from WFNY. Although the Cavaliers have the same owner as Quicken Loans, WFNY’s report was subsequently removed. It does not appear that the Cavaliers advertised on Limbaugh’s show.

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/))
Good way to fight back as people of his ilk are clearcly void of decency and only understand when they start to lose $$$. This might start off slowly but it will eventually become effective just as the case of Imus and Beck.

JN
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:44 PM
UPDATED - Carly Fiorina Breaks With GOP, Denounces Limbaugh's Smears (http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/carly-fiorina-breaks-gop-denounces-limbaugh)

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Well, good for Ms. "Demon Sheep (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRY7wBuCcBY)" Carly Fiorina. At last, someone from the Republican Party faithful has broken the palpable silence on Leader Limbaugh's hideous remarks (http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/rush-limbaugh-attacks-sandra-fluke-calls-he). Speaking to CBS News (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57389434-503544/fiorina-rush-limbaughs-comments-about-student-insulting-incendiary/), Fiorina denounced his comments about law student Sandra Fluke as "incendiary" and "insulting."

It's a start. But where is Meg Whitman? She's sending big money (http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/02/meg-whitman.html) off to the Republican party but has nothing to say about the de facto leader of her party trashing a law student as a "slut," or calling for her to make sex tapes (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201203010010) to prove she needs contraceptives? Really?

And what of Sarah Palin, who should really be furious that her Fearless Leader called her daughter a slut and contraceptive payments "thievery" (http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201203010007)? Bristol, after all, could have saved Palin some embarrassment if she'd bothered to use birth control back in 2008. I'm betting that Alaska-paid health insurance helped Bristol (and Sarah) out with the expenses of her baby's birth, but of course, that's not thievery. Right?

Nevertheless, Carly's comments are signs that the notorious GOP united front is not quite so united, and not quite as harmonious as they'd like to think. Here's the true test, though. Will Fiorina apologize to Rush, like so many of her Republican counterparts (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19517.html) have? Or will she stick to her guns? And let's be clear here: She may not have liked Rush Limbaugh's remarks, but she still would have voted for the Blunt amendment, so she's not going too very far out on her little limb.

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is pulling no punches, reminding women throughout the nation that the Republican Party is for small government until it comes to sex. From her interview with Greg Sargent (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/pelosi-rips-limbaugh-over-slut-comment-calls-on-house-gop-to-repudiate-it/2012/03/02/gIQAewXkmR_blog.html) earlier today:“They don’t believe in a government role except when it comes to women exercising her conscience on an issue like that,” Pelosi said. “People who choose to marry and find comfort with each other — they decide that government should step in there. But clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security — they want to end the government role.”
I especially liked this remark:Pelosi said she was surprised that Republican leaders had yet to condemn the comment, but said GOPers would not be able to escape it. “They won’t disassociate themselves from it. They’re tattooed with that,” she said. “I wouldn’t want those words repeated in my office.”
I think we should call for a photo contest, tattooing any GOP politician who doesn't denounce Limbaugh's remarks with those words. The words "I agree that women are sluts," or "I want sex tapes of women who use contraceptives" should appear right in the middle of their little powdered foreheads for the world to see.

Let's get started right away on that.

Update: President Obama called Sandra Fluke (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/sandra-fluke-obama-rush-limbaugh_n_1316631.html?1330712427) to encourage her today, calling her courageous and reassuring her that her parents would be proud of her, countering Limbaugh's claim they are surely ashamed.

(Source (http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/carly-fiorina-breaks-gop-denounces-limbaugh))

young_gunner913
Mar 3rd, 2012, 11:46 PM
Good for Carly but she can still fuck off. I don't like her ONE bit.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 12:50 AM
Good way to fight back as people of his ilk are clearcly void of decency and only understand when they start to lose $$$. This might start off slowly but it will eventually become effective just as the case of Imus and Beck.

It's the only reason for his bullshit "apology" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGnPVSyjnBs). :rolleyes:

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 12:53 AM
Good for Carly but she can still fuck off. I don't like her ONE bit.
Money talks and bullshit walks. After Rush started losing sponsors his fat ass garbage mouth has issued an apology. :lol: Women and their supporters are no longer willing to stand by and be abused. Apology or not I don't think this is over by a long shot.

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:01 AM
Some of these comments are as bad as his.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:08 AM
[Update: Rush apologizes below!] Cigar pin-up model and oxycontin aficionado Rush Limbaugh set off a firestorm this week when he called Georgetown Law School student and activist Sandra Fluke "a slut" for arguing that contraception should be covered by health insurance. After widespread criticism for his remarks, he doubled down on his blathering rhetoric—and as a result, he's lost multiple sponsors and inspired the rage of the internet. Now, Fluke is considering suing Limbaugh, and Republicans are sick of his nonsense. Will Rush ever learn to shut up?

Historically, Limbaugh's trolling has brought him bigger ratings and attention, but things haven't been going so well this time: following his incendiary remarks, mattress retailer Sleep Train said it will no longer advertise on the show, and ProFlowers said it would "re-evaluate" its marketing plan. Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans head Dan Gilbert announced on Twitter that the company will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone, Sleep Number and Oreck also said they had yanked ads from Limbaugh's show.

According to Huffington Post, that leaves Limbaugh with six remaining sponsors. And Twitter, Reddit and Facebook users are trying to put pressure on those companies to stop. Boycott Rush is leading the fight, giving details about all the sponsors who have yet to bow out, including Carbonite—their CEO told Boycott Rush that this is the "worst" outcry they've ever had over a controversial show, and "he has scheduled an in-person meeting with Limbaugh to impress upon him how offensive the comments were."

Republicans are starting to feel the negative effects of Limbaugh's careless statements as well: House Speaker John Boehner and GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have all put out statements condemning what Limbaugh said. Santorum very vocally called him absurd: "He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," he told Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am." Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts has called on Limbaugh to apologize for calling Fluke “a slut,” “a prostitute,” and “a feminazi.”

One senior GOP party strategist told the Washington Post that Republicans are tired of listening to Limbaugh bloviate: "Rush’s attempt to increase his ratings and get noticed again do hurt Republicans. Beating up on a college student is not good optics, and refocusing on her argument that this is about contraception instead of getting the focused squarely on the Obama Administration’s disdain for religious liberty and the First Amendment....is simply not very helpful to the cause.”

And Fluke, who has handled herself admirably amongst a heated political landscape, told The Daily Beast she was deciding whether to sue Limbaugh: “I’ve certainly been told I might have a case, but it’s not something I’ve made any decisions about at this point,” she said. Legal experts told them that Fluke’s case could be strengthened by the fact that she would likely be considered a private citizen, not a public figure: “I think it’s really important, anytime you speak publicly about something you care about, to project your most reasonable self,” Fluke said in an interview. “I do get angry about things, but I’m fairly levelheaded.” That's a lesson that our favorite shock jock clown would be wise to learn.

Update: It seems Limbaugh has listened to his critics finally. He released a statement late today on his website apologizing to Fluke for his previous statements:

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Some of these comments are as bad as his.
Of course you would think so. Just wait I'm sure he has some choice words about gays in his bag of tricks.

Nicolás89
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:14 AM
That's an apology? It seemed like it was part II of his rant then stopped and said "but I'm sorry". :unsure:

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:30 AM
Of course you would think so. Just wait I'm sure he has some choice words about gays in his bag of tricks.

You don't find it ironic that people are angry that he's calling this woman a slut and a prostitute, but then calling him fat, ugly, impotent, small-dicked, and sterile?

Two wrongs don't make a right, hon, you need to treat people how you want to be treated, even if they don't treat you well instead of being sucked into the morass of hate and negativity!

WozLolz
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:46 AM
What an apology! "Sorry for calling you a slut and maligning you viciously for 3 days, but you shouldn't talk about your recreational sexual activities before Congress." Wow. He furthers his attack, continues to lie about her stance, and attempts to preemptively silence any future women from daring to believe they are worthy of rights in a public sphere. Amazing.:o

I urge everyone to join this Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Rush-Limbaughs-Sponsors-to-SHUT-HIM-DOWN/253645602134

And don't buy from proflowers. The effers are giving rush fans a discount.:tape:

tennisbum79
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:05 AM
[Update: Rush apologizes below!] Cigar pin-up model and oxycontin aficionado Rush Limbaugh set off a firestorm this week when he called Georgetown Law School student and activist Sandra Fluke "a slut" for arguing that contraception should be covered by health insurance. After widespread criticism for his remarks, he doubled down on his blathering rhetoric—and as a result, he's lost multiple sponsors and inspired the rage of the internet. Now, Fluke is considering suing Limbaugh, and Republicans are sick of his nonsense. Will Rush ever learn to shut up?

Historically, Limbaugh's trolling has brought him bigger ratings and attention, but things haven't been going so well this time: following his incendiary remarks, mattress retailer Sleep Train said it will no longer advertise on the show, and ProFlowers said it would "re-evaluate" its marketing plan. Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans head Dan Gilbert announced on Twitter that the company will no longer advertise on Rush Limbaugh's show. Legal Zoom, Citrix Success, Heart and Body Extract, AutoZone, Sleep Number and Oreck also said they had yanked ads from Limbaugh's show.

According to Huffington Post, that leaves Limbaugh with six remaining sponsors. And Twitter, Reddit and Facebook users are trying to put pressure on those companies to stop. Boycott Rush is leading the fight, giving details about all the sponsors who have yet to bow out, including Carbonite—their CEO told Boycott Rush that this is the "worst" outcry they've ever had over a controversial show, and "he has scheduled an in-person meeting with Limbaugh to impress upon him how offensive the comments were."

Republicans are starting to feel the negative effects of Limbaugh's careless statements as well: House Speaker John Boehner and GOP presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have all put out statements condemning what Limbaugh said. Santorum very vocally called him absurd: "He's being absurd, but that's you know, an entertainer can be absurd," he told Wolf Blitzer on Friday. "He's in a very different business than I am." Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts has called on Limbaugh to apologize for calling Fluke “a slut,” “a prostitute,” and “a feminazi.”

One senior GOP party strategist told the Washington Post that Republicans are tired of listening to Limbaugh bloviate: "Rush’s attempt to increase his ratings and get noticed again do hurt Republicans. Beating up on a college student is not good optics, and refocusing on her argument that this is about contraception instead of getting the focused squarely on the Obama Administration’s disdain for religious liberty and the First Amendment....is simply not very helpful to the cause.”

And Fluke, who has handled herself admirably amongst a heated political landscape, told The Daily Beast she was deciding whether to sue Limbaugh: “I’ve certainly been told I might have a case, but it’s not something I’ve made any decisions about at this point,” she said. Legal experts told them that Fluke’s case could be strengthened by the fact that she would likely be considered a private citizen, not a public figure: “I think it’s really important, anytime you speak publicly about something you care about, to project your most reasonable self,” Fluke said in an interview. “I do get angry about things, but I’m fairly levelheaded.” That's a lesson that our favorite shock jock clown would be wise to learn.

Update: It seems Limbaugh has listened to his critics finally. He released a statement late today on his website apologizing to Fluke for his previous statements:

For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.

My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.

Bohener is so slow, as early as midweek last week, he was still vowing to win the fight against Contraception( "we have to win this fight" he said) ; right after the GOP caucus came out of a meeting where they re-committed themselves to create jobs.
Someone probably told him the release a statement, he wouldn't do it on his own.

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Maybe he wants to create jobs at orphanages.

That's a joke.

Vlover
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:17 AM
You don't find it ironic that people are angry that he's calling this woman a slut and a prostitute, but then calling him fat, ugly, impotent, small-dicked, and sterile?

Two wrongs don't make a right, hon, you need to treat people how you want to be treated, even if they don't treat you well instead of being sucked into the morass of hate and negativity!
In Rush's case this is applicable because his MO is to disparage other people therefore he shouldn't have a problem if treated the same way. Plus in his case all of the above are true while what he says about others are usually false.

I'm sure if the same words were used to describe a black person you would have no objection, in fact based on your sense of humor lately you would have found it hilarious along with your side kick plantman.:rolleyes:

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:26 AM
In Rush's case this is applicable because his MO is to disparage other people therefore he shouldn't have a problem if treated the same way. Plus in his case all of the above are true while what he says about others are usually false.

I'm sure if the same words were used to describe a black person you would have no objection, in fact based on your sense of humor lately you would have found it hilarious along with your side kick plantman.:rolleyes:

How do you know he's small-dicked and sterile? Did you try to have his baby?

I'm not objecting to people heaping scorn on Rush Limbaugh or calling him names, but that's not any different than what he did. Decrying his words and calling him names is not the same. Can't you criticize him better than just saying he has a small dick and is sterile? He's not a hard target.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:29 AM
You don't find it ironic that people are angry that he's calling this woman a slut and a prostitute, but then calling him fat, ugly, impotent, small-dicked, and sterile?

Two wrongs don't make a right, hon, you need to treat people how you want to be treated, even if they don't treat you well instead of being sucked into the morass of hate and negativity!

First of all no one in here has a voice in the media and certainly is not controlling a political party like Newt does with the Republican Party. Secondly that young lady is innocent and went before Congress to state her case which is her right. Thirdly, haven't heard you show any condemnation against Rush for his outrageous attack on this young lady. Thirdly, coming for you is a real joke.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Another one down.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/1600/gtmv.jpg

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:02 AM
TPM2012

Evan McMorris-Santoro March 3, 2012, 7:01 PM 11896 409

Rush Limbaugh acknowledged his critics — and the advertisers bailing on his show — Saturday when he issued a rare public statement of apology to Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student he attacked last week as “a slut.”

“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh said in the statement. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

If Limbaugh thought his words would get his critics off his back, the early signs are he’s missed the mark.

Twitter blew up Saturday afternoon with comments on Rush’s statement, which Democrats seemed to view as disingenuous, insulting or both.

“Amazing what losing advertisers can do for one’s conscience,” tweeted DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse.

Democrats pointed to the long center section of Limbaugh’s statement, where he doubled down on his criticism of new rules aimed at increasing insurance coverage for contraception, which Limbaugh has characterized as forcing employers to pay to support an employee’s sexual habits.

Here’s that section of Limbaugh’s statement:

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit? In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone’s bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a presidential level.

“In ‘apology,’ Rush compares birth control & women’s health to govt buying sneakers for workouts. Insulting?” tweeted Paul Begala, an adviser to the super PAC supporting President Obama. “Read Rush’s full statement. You tell me if it is contrition or continued derision toward women,” he also wrote.

If other tweets throughout the afternoon are any indication, the left is not about to let up on Limbaugh now that he’s issued an apology. Critics succeeded in getting several advertisers to drop their support for Limbaugh’s massively popular radio show. There were suggestions that Limbaugh had opened himself up to a slander suit. High-profile Republicans distanced themselves from Limbaugh, and the words “this is a Don Imus moment” were heard often among left-leaning activists behind closed doors last week.

The woman at the center of the story, Fluke, did not respond to a request for comment on the apology Saturday.

Prominent Republicans have so far been silent. The campaigns of both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — who both criticized Limbaugh’s language Friday — did not respond to requests for comment on the apology, either.

Limbaugh’s statement came a day after President Obama called Fluke and offered her his support. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Obama reelection campaign did not offer an official response, though campaign adviser David Axelrod took to Twitter Friday to attack Romney for not directly condemning Limbaugh or his statements about Fluke.

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:06 AM
First of all no one in here has a voice in the media and certainly is not controlling a political party like Newt does with the Republican Party. Secondly that young lady is innocent and went before Congress to state her case which is her right. Thirdly, haven't heard you show any condemnation against Rush for his outrageous attack on this young lady. Thirdly, coming for you is a real joke.

Wasn't Joe the Plumber just simply stating his concerns, you could do nothing but heap scorn on him in the last election and you didn't criticize the left-wing media getting confidential information on him and crucifying him in the press.

As few people as listen to him or care, his attack was outrageous and deserves criticism, but calling him sterile, small-dicked, impotent, etc., is no different than what he did. Don't you want to argue at a higher level? Certainly there are lost causes on this board, but you're not one of them. Don't you want to be a better poster?

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:26 AM
Wasn't Joe the Plumber just simply stating his concerns, you could do nothing but heap scorn on him in the last election and you didn't criticize the left-wing media getting confidential information on him and crucifying him in the press.

As few people as listen to him or care, his attack was outrageous and deserves criticism, but calling him sterile, small-dicked, impotent, etc., is no different than what he did. Don't you want to argue at a higher level? Certainly there are lost causes on this board, but you're not one of them. Don't you want to be a better poster?
I'm sure Rush doesn't frequent this board and unless you tell him he has no idea what we're saying and even if he does he doesn't care since he has all of his flunkies that will support him no matter what.
2. What about Joe the plumber? Yeah the dems found out that he was a lying wanna be plumber fraud.

3. Speaking of arguing on a higher level, please take your own advise.

Vlover
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:30 AM
Decrying his words and calling him names is not the same. Can't you criticize him better than just saying he has a small dick and is sterile? He's not a hard target.
Interesting that you were not perturbed when Obama's dead mother and father were disparaged but now you are all bothered about Rush's dick size and virility.:rolleyes: Anyway I didn't comment on his dick size but yes I suspect he has erectile dysfunction because he was discovered with Viagra after an airport search and coupled with being married 3 or 4 times and no children I conclude he has sexual "issues" both physically and mentally.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:31 AM
I'm sure Rush doesn't frequent this board and unless you tell him he has no idea what we're saying and even if he does he doesn't care since he has all of his flunkies that will support him no matter what.

Rush has his dittoheads and the moldy old battleaxe has her plantman.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:50 AM
Rush has his dittoheads and the moldy old battleaxe has her plantman.
:lol:

young_gunner913
Mar 4th, 2012, 06:09 AM
WOW! Rush actually apologized? :eek:

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:08 PM
Name-calling is what people resort to when they have no other argument or the inability to make one. It's the lowest form of "argument," about as low as cutting and pasting articles from sites that agree with your views or taking screenshots of twitter comments from random people. Clean up your act, people, Rush Limbaugh is easy to criticize, if that's what you want to do.

AjdeNate!
Mar 4th, 2012, 01:29 PM
WOW! Rush actually apologized? :eek:

:lol: Sort of... If you accept disingenuous words to appease a loss of financial supporters.

laschutz
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:26 PM
well said helen lawson... about the use of name calling because people don't have a better and more intelligent defense to hold up in their argument.. to me, it's similar to people who use profanity every other word in a discussion and talk.. to me, it's a sign of a lack of intelligence....

the question that is debateable in regards to a limbaugh and coulter is: when do you ignore people like this who pathologically crave attention and do and say these things and then people ( like us) and the media get outraged, post comments around the internet and the world giving them air time and thus even MORE ATTENTION feeding into them and making them happy and when do you NOT IGNORE THEM and bring attention to people and the masses and try to get rid of them because what they do IS wrong and ugly?

that is the question: when to ignore and when to not these types of people and what they say and their antics?

if you ignore them, are you allowing them to do what they do because of your silence? or if your NOT silent are you feeding into their lives and giving them the attention that they need and makes them successful? a catch 22 isn't it?!

laschutz
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:30 PM
anyway, the fact and reality that a 4 time married (what about those marriage is sacred values the repubs hold so dear and the vast overwhelming majority of white men (who likewise supposedly hold marriage so dear) and who listen to this man and i use the word "man" very loosely in regards to R.L.) prescription drug addict, sexist, homophobic, racist person has a career is on the radio on air nationwide and has made millions is absolutely mind boggling and shocking to anyone of any ethnicity and any political party or at least it should be!

*JR*
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:36 PM
...and coupled with being married 3 or 4 times and no children I conclude he has sexual "issues" both physically and mentally.

:secret: Maybe he's a closet queen, like J. Edgar Hoover was. :tape:

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 02:41 PM
anyway, the fact and reality that a 4 time married (what about those marriage is sacred values the repubs hold so dear and the vast overwhelming majority of white men (who likewise supposedly hold marriage so dear) and who listen to this man and i use the word "man" very loosely in regards to R.L.) prescription drug addict, sexist, homophobic, racist person has a career is on the radio on air nationwide and has made millions is absolutely mind boggling and shocking to anyone of any ethnicity and any political party or at least it should be!
Oh no, you're using name calling and remember that shows a lack of intelligence. :shrug: Other than that I agree with your post.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:02 PM
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/3063/citrix.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/Citrix

http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/home.asp

laschutz
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:08 PM
mykarma.. i'm NOT name calling,..name calling is using words like "slut" for example.. the names and words i used "sexist, homophobic" are NOT name calling they are words that are the definition and description of what limbaugh is...there IS a difference...

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:11 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1640/carbonite.jpg

http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/A-Message-from-Carbonite-CEO-David-Friend-Regarding-Ads-on-Limbaugh

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 03:18 PM
mykarma.. i'm NOT name calling,..name calling is using words like "slut" for example.. the names and words i used "sexist, homophobic" are NOT name calling they are words that are the definition and description of what limbaugh is...there IS a difference...

Actually I was joking and I agree but you were agreeing with Helen and her problem was with calling Rush names and the names he was called in my opinion perfectly described him in most cases.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:28 PM
TPMLivewire (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/)

10:43 AM EST

George Will Mocks 'Depressing' GOP Response To Rush Limbaugh (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/george-will-mocks-depressing-gop-response-to-rush)

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday tore into top Republicans for their response to Rush Limbaugh's smear of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, declaring that the GOP is "afraid" of the radio host.

"It would've been nice if they had shared that with the larger public, the Republican leaders," Will said on ABC's This Week. "Instead, Mr. Boehner comes out and says, Rush's language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree, that's inappropriate. Not this stuff. I mean, and Rick Santorum says well, what he says was absurd, but an entertainer is allowed to be absurd. No. It is the responsibility of conservatives to police the right in its excesses, just as the liberals unfailingly fail to police the excesses in their own side. And it was depressing, because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they're afraid of Rush Limbaugh."

(Source (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/george-will-mocks-depressing-gop-response-to-rush?ref=fpb))

pov
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:31 PM
WOW! Rush actually apologized? :eek:
Of course he did. In this case in was the move to make. He got what he wanted - another round of mass attention. I mean . . before this when last had you read or thought about him?

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 04:53 PM
^^ :lol:

His so-called apology was in direct response to his dwindling sponsors.


@thinkprogress:
"It's always about me! By the way, I never apologize." -- Rush Limbaugh, 9/25/07 http://thkpr.gs/wACU7Q

@MMFlint:
Rush - As soon as u started losing the big $$ from your hate speech, you caved & obeyed the men who pay u. Who's the prostitute now, bitch?

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 05:25 PM
TPMLivewire (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/)

10:43 AM EST

George Will Mocks 'Depressing' GOP Response To Rush Limbaugh (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/george-will-mocks-depressing-gop-response-to-rush)

Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday tore into top Republicans for their response to Rush Limbaugh's smear of Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, declaring that the GOP is "afraid" of the radio host.

"It would've been nice if they had shared that with the larger public, the Republican leaders," Will said on ABC's This Week. "Instead, Mr. Boehner comes out and says, Rush's language was inappropriate. Using a salad fork for your entree, that's inappropriate. Not this stuff. I mean, and Rick Santorum says well, what he says was absurd, but an entertainer is allowed to be absurd. No. It is the responsibility of conservatives to police the right in its excesses, just as the liberals unfailingly fail to police the excesses in their own side. And it was depressing, because what it indicates is that the Republican leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh. They want to bomb Iran, but they're afraid of Rush Limbaugh."

(Source (http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/george-will-mocks-depressing-gop-response-to-rush?ref=fpb))
Ain't nothing but the truth and the reason they want to bomb Iran is because they cowardly ass and their kids won't be over there in harms way.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Of course he did. In this case in was the move to make. He got what he wanted - another round of mass attention. I mean . . before this when last had you read or thought about him?
That absolutely was not an apology and he got more than he bargained for this time. The only reason he gave that weak ass so call apology is because his sponsors are dropping him like a hot piece of smelly dunk.

pov
Mar 4th, 2012, 06:25 PM
That absolutely was not an apology and he got more than he bargained for this time. The only reason he gave that weak ass so call apology is because his sponsors are dropping him like a hot piece of smelly dunk.
Like I said before, the apology was the move to make this time. He may have got more than he bargained but his overall attention-getting strategy still worked. "Limbaugh outrages sponsors" is even more media attention and plays well with much of his demographic.

Beyond that, I think what he said was stupid but I support free speech. Once one goes down the path of censoring, it's a slippery slope. Not to mention that the current idea that forcing people to be PC in their speech changes anything is spurious.

young_gunner913
Mar 4th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Like I said before, the apology was the move to make this time. He may have got more than he bargained but his overall attention-getting strategy still worked. "Limbaugh outrages sponsors" is even more media attention and plays well with much of his demographic.

Beyond that, I think what he said was stupid but I support free speech. Once one goes down the path of censoring, it's a slippery slope. Not to mention that the current idea that forcing people to be PC in their speech changes anything is spurious.

Yeah and let's just continue to ignore the fact he was publicly shaming someone nation-wide. :rolleyes:

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Like I said before, the apology was the move to make this time. He may have got more than he bargained but his overall attention-getting strategy still worked. "Limbaugh outrages sponsors" is even more media attention and plays well with much of his demographic.

Beyond that, I think what he said was stupid but I support freehate speech. Once one goes down the path of censoring, it's a slippery slope. Not to mention that the current idea that forcing people to be PC in their speech changes anything is spurious.

Fixed.

pov
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Fixed.
:facepalm: If you had a clue you'd know that supporting free speech does mean supporting offensive speech. You'd also know that equating calling someone a slut with hate is idiotic.

pov
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Yeah and let's just continue to ignore the fact he was publicly shaming someone nation-wide. :rolleyes:
To shame someone you nedd to be saying something about them that's true and that they want to keep private. So unless you think the woman in question is really a slut (silly term that)then what Limbaugh did was insult (if you think being a slut is "bad") someone.

Beyond that I don't see where I suggested that anyone else choose to support free speech. I simply said that in general I do. I'm still not 100% there as I draw the line at speech which is directly inciting violence against someone.

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Sponsors want ratings. His rating will go up. He will get more sponsors who will pay more. Stunt wins, he gets more money. Why anyone reports on him or what he says is beyond me. Same with Ann Coulter.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Like I said before, the apology was the move to make this time. He may have got more than he bargained but his overall attention-getting strategy still worked. "Limbaugh outrages sponsors" is even more media attention and plays well with much of his demographic.

Beyond that, I think what he said was stupid but I support free speech. Once one goes down the path of censoring, it's a slippery slope. Not to mention that the current idea that forcing people to be PC in their speech changes anything is spurious.
Then you have no problem with people calling him out on his stupidity.

young_gunner913
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:17 PM
To shame someone you nedd to be saying something about them that's true and that they want to keep private. So unless you think the woman in question is really a slut (silly term that)then what Limbaugh did was insult (if you think being a slut is "bad") someone.

Beyond that I don't see where I suggested that anyone else choose to support free speech. I simply said that in general I do. I'm still not 100% there as I draw the line at speech which is directly inciting violence against someone.

Oh come on. You KNOW things don't to have to be true for people to spread it like wild fire. Have you ever took the time to think about this girl and how it may be effecting her life. Sure, she's getting a lot of national attention with many people backing her, but have you ever stopped to think about how it feels for her to be known as "That girl Rush called a slut"?

And even if she is or isn't sexually promiscuous, it's NONE of our business and it's NONE of Rush's business. That's between her and potentially her sexual partners. He can't find anything better to do than to pick on a college student and call her a slut? It's pathetic and it's weak.

And I need to echo Helen's last post even though I didn't quote it. At the end of the day, chalk up another win for Rush.

tenn_ace
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:25 PM
I guess, he is just mad that he couldn't get insurance to pay for all the drugs he's taken...... is he still on drugs, by the way? sounds like it.

JN
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:32 PM
:facepalm: If you had a clue you'd know that supporting free speech does mean supporting offensive speech. You'd also know that equating calling someone a slut with hate is idiotic.

So, then you have no problem with the fix. Great. Glad we're in agreement.

plantman
Mar 4th, 2012, 07:45 PM
She can afford Georgetown Law School but she wants us to pay for her condoms and birth control pills, her sponge, her morning after pills, her dental dam, her God knows what else, I mean, $3000 a year is like almost $300 a month, what is this girl into, and can't her guy partners pop for a rubber or can't she stick to blow jobs?

If she wants bitch control, can't she just get an old TV Guide with Roseanne or Whoopi Goldberg on the cover?



Why is Fluke paying $3,000 for birth control? She isn't.

Why would a 30 year old Georgetown university (Jesuit school) law student spend $3,000 a year for birth control pills*? Here's a list of pharmacies where she can get it for $9/mo. 2 lattes. Obviously, she is a plant and a hoax selected by radicals, put out there by Democrat cafeteria Catholics like Pelosi and Biden who are more loyal to Obama's statism than they are to the values and morals they profess to believe and the Constitution they are supposed to uphold.

http://collectingmythoughts.blogspot.com/2012/03/why-is-fluke-paying-3000-for-birth.html

Another plant? It's not out of the realm of possibility. This is politcs after all.

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 08:09 PM
To shame someone you nedd to be saying something about them that's true and that they want to keep private. So unless you think the woman in question is really a slut (silly term that)then what Limbaugh did was insult (if you think being a slut is "bad") someone.

Beyond that I don't see where I suggested that anyone else choose to support free speech. I simply said that in general I do. I'm still not 100% there as I draw the line at speech which is directly inciting violence against someone.
He called her a slut a prostitute and a whore. He even talked about her parents. Shame is an emotion or feeling and something doesn't have to be true about yo for you to feel it.

AjdeNate!
Mar 4th, 2012, 09:24 PM
A couple of things...

1. Does Limbaugh have no idea how contraceptions works? He kept referring to the amount of sex she was having and how much contraception she needs for all of that sex.

2. The issue isn't if it's $9 or $1,000. The bigger issue is access to prescription medicine through insurance in a theological setting.

3. Birth control (hormonal) can actually be used for other things than to thwart a baby forming.

4. How is it that Republicans are in favor of the ability to use/have birth control, but are all (the candidates) supporting personhood bills, which would outlaw (yes, against the law) possessing and using hormonal birth control.

5. One more Rushism... it's not the namecalling that bothered me (yes, that's horrible) but it's just mean and ignorant. The item that bothered me was that he wanted to watch her sex tapes online if he had to pay for her pill for all of the sex she was having. That's beyond mean/word choice. That's a moral/character flaw to even think that way? Sexual deviant?

Ok, I'm done now. ;)

plantman
Mar 4th, 2012, 10:41 PM
A couple of things...

1. Does Limbaugh have no idea how contraceptions works? He kept referring to the amount of sex she was having and how much contraception she needs for all of that sex.

2. The issue isn't if it's $9 or $1,000. The bigger issue is access to prescription medicine through insurance in a theological setting.

3. Birth control (hormonal) can actually be used for other things than to thwart a baby forming.

4. How is it that Republicans are in favor of the ability to use/have birth control, but are all (the candidates) supporting personhood bills, which would outlaw (yes, against the law) possessing and using hormonal birth control.

5. One more Rushism... it's not the namecalling that bothered me (yes, that's horrible) but it's just mean and ignorant. The item that bothered me was that he wanted to watch her sex tapes online if he had to pay for her pill for all of the sex she was having. That's beyond mean/word choice. That's a moral/character flaw to even think that way? Sexual deviant?

Ok, I'm done now. ;)

If watching sex tapes online makes one a sexual deviant, then there's a bunch of us with moral/character flaws out there. :lol:

mykarma
Mar 4th, 2012, 10:45 PM
A 7th sponsor, ProFlowers, has now dropped Rush! This is a BIG one. ProFlowers wasn't just any sponsor, they actually offered "Rush Limbaugh discount codes" for his listeners on their site.

Keep up the pressure! Rush's faux-pology was too little, too late. After a multi-day tirade of calling a young woman a "slut" and a "prostitute," and saying she should post sex tapes online, a half-hearted post to his blog doesnt't cut it.

*JR*
Mar 4th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Sponsors want ratings. His rating will go up. He will get more sponsors who will pay more. Stunt wins, he gets more money. Why anyone reports on him or what he says is beyond me. Same with Ann Coulter.

Too simplistic. (BTW, I heard that he's lost 7 sponsors so far). @ best, he survives on the air, like Imus did after calling the players on the Rutgers womens basketball team "nappy headed ho's". But Imus didn't gain from that, and is probably one "personal foul" away from being out of the game. So unless Rush wants 2B limited to a totally fringe audience (ala a David Duke) he's also likely one bad step away from that category.

Helen Lawson
Mar 4th, 2012, 11:01 PM
He's already on a station that knows what he is. Imus was not. Bigger ratings, those sponsors will be replaced.


Isn't he already in a fringe audience?

Vlover
Mar 4th, 2012, 11:20 PM
:facepalm: If you had a clue you'd know that supporting free speech does mean supporting offensive speech. You'd also know that equating calling someone a slut with hate is idiotic.
You seem to have a narrow understanding about free speech dear. There are rules that governs the publicairwaves. Also slander and libel are not protected under "free speech" therefore it is not a free for all as you think. No one has a right to be on the air therefore it should be used responsibly.

AjdeNate!
Mar 4th, 2012, 11:24 PM
If watching sex tapes online makes one a sexual deviant, then there's a bunch of us with moral/character flaws out there. :lol:

Paying someone to take a pill and then expecting them to have sex with someone else to fulfill your sense of entitlement for paying for the pill... that's a bit of a moral flaw. Especially for someone who is all up in everyone else's morals.

dsanders06
Mar 5th, 2012, 12:11 AM
Ironic that Rush has had four wives and lots of Viagra, but still hasn't had a single child. Typical Republican hypocrisy. His wives surely used birth control.

P.S. I'm sure that his Oxycontin was paid for by his insurance, too. :lol:

Oh no, but that's fine, men are allowed to have lots of sex (as long as they're straight, at least), it's only women who aren't allowed to have lots of sex :rolleyes:

mykarma
Mar 5th, 2012, 12:38 AM
He's already on a station that knows what he is. Imus was not. Bigger ratings, those sponsors will be replaced.


Isn't he already in a fringe audience?
I bet he'll think twice and he certainly didn't help the republicans that were to cowardly to even call him out.

*JR*
Mar 5th, 2012, 12:57 AM
...he certainly didn't help the republicans that were to cowardly to even call him out.

And they could have if they'd had the guts to seize the opportunity, as Bill Clinton did regarding Sister Souljah in 1992. Likely nominee Romney looks like a total wimp who wouldn't risk offending this nutcase; just like then new GOP Chairman Michael Steele (who lost his re-election bid after 2 years anyhow) wouldn't in 2009.

Helen Lawson
Mar 5th, 2012, 12:57 AM
You act like Republicans care about him or what he thinks. He's some lunatic on some radio station that weirdos listen to.

young_gunner913
Mar 5th, 2012, 01:11 AM
You act like Republicans care about him or what he thinks. He's some lunatic on some radio station that weirdos listen to.

Good point. But do you think at some point they've got to say "Hey, this guy is over the line and isn't speaking for me on this issue"? You can't flip flop with him and allow him to do the dirty work for you occasionally and then act like your hands are clean of him when something like this happens.

Helen Lawson
Mar 5th, 2012, 01:36 AM
Good point. But do you think at some point they've got to say "Hey, this guy is over the line and isn't speaking for me on this issue"? You can't flip flop with him and allow him to do the dirty work for you occasionally and then act like your hands are clean of him when something like this happens.

You have a good point, they do rely on him to inflame the fringe element they can't openly pander to.

I still can't believe this guy gets mainstream press. It's like when Sarah Palin tweets something, it makes news. Why?

young_gunner913
Mar 5th, 2012, 01:44 AM
You have a good point, they do rely on him to inflame the fringe element they can't openly pander to.

I still can't believe this guy gets mainstream press. It's like when Sarah Palin tweets something, it makes news. Why?

Rush didn't get to where he is by not knowing how to stir up shit and get attention. The same goes for Sarah, she may have the intelligence of a wet carrot when it comes to politics but she knows how to make major bank off of her character.

mykarma
Mar 5th, 2012, 01:56 AM
And they could have if they'd had the guts to seize the opportunity, as Bill Clinton did regarding Sister Souljah in 1992. Likely nominee Romney looks like a total wimp who wouldn't risk offending this nutcase; just like then new GOP Chairman Michael Steele (who lost his re-election bid after 2 years anyhow) wouldn't in 2009.
Don't forget Santorum was also afraid to open his trap. Like Wills said, they're afraid of him.

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 04:05 PM
If watching sex tapes online makes one a sexual deviant, then there's a bunch of us with moral/character flaws out there. :lol:

It's amazing how you're so quick to support the dregs of society no matter what they say and do. It's like you have no conscience at all.


Too simplistic.

You act like Republicans care about him or what he thinks. He's some lunatic on some radio station that weirdos listen to.

More simple and misinformed ramblings from the mind of a troll. Ignore it, people, before the ignorance takes you in its grasp.

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 05:59 PM
When is "slut" not insulting? Carbonite and the Liberal double standard

PHOENIX, March 5, 2012―A double standard exists in the Liberal realm of pseudo-impartiality, and it is on full display with the recent controversy over Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh’s comments aimed at Sandra Fluke.

Carbonite is an online computer backup service company that Rush Limbaugh has highly touted, reading their ads live on the air.

Outcry over Limbaugh’s comments led him to apologize to Sandra Fluke for calling her a “slut;” however Carbonite still withdrew its advertising from Limbaugh's show.

Liberal MSNBC host, Ed Schultz, called Conservative radio talk show host, Laura Inghram a “right-wing slut,” on his radio show in May 2011. Carbonite advertises on the Ed Schultz show.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-conservative/2012/mar/4/slut-insulting-carbonite-liberal-double-standard/

Double standard?........You betcha!

Nicolás89
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Lol that's not a double standard. Apparently Schultz got a similar treatment that of what Limbaugh is having.

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:24 PM
Lol that's not a double standard. Apparently Schultz got a similar treatment that of what Limbaugh is having.

Yea, and Laura appreciated Barry's phone call too!:lol:

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:26 PM
March 5, 2012

Two more advertisers abandon Rush Limbaugh's hate show - AOL and Tax Resolution bail (http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/03/two-more-advertisers-abandon-rush.html)

Posted by Eclectablog

It's still working

Two more national advertisers have pulled their advertising dollars from Rush Limbaugh's odious hate show: AOL and Tax Resolution.

AOL, parent company of the Huffington Post became the eighth advertiser (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/rush-limbaugh-aol-advertisers_n_1321260.html?1330966729) to pull its ads issuing this statement:At AOL one of our core values is that we act with integrity. We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values. As a result we have made the decision to suspend advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Radio show.
The ninth company was Tax Resolution who tweeted (https://twitter.com/?tw_e=screenname&tw_i=176702696403910656&tw_p=tweetembed#%21/taxresolution/status/176708078295711744) "We have decided to join other advertisers and suspend our sponsorship of The Rush Limbaugh Show" this morning.

Keep in mind that both of these came after Limbaugh's non-apology (http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-apology-not-accepted.html) in which he said his choice of words "was not the best".

I'm still trying to figure out what he and his Republican enablers think is "the best" choice of words when accusing an intelligent female university student a whore and a slut.

I must have missed that day of debate class.

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Yea, and Laura appreciated Barry's phone call too!:lol:

Was Inghram discussing President Obama's contraceptive plan and its direct application to her life when Schultz called her a right-wing talk slut? Right. I didn't think so. Your desperation is quite amusing.

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:45 PM
The anti-Rush revival revived — and Barack Obama’s petty presidency

Barack Obama said he was going to go to Washington to change politics as usual.

But after two decades of left-wing attempts to silence Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama and his “progressive” tolerance police are still…trying to silence Rush Limbaugh. As usual.

I weighed in on the Sandra Fluke kerfuffle on Friday before President Obama took time out of his busy fund-raising schedule to aid Democrat fund-raisers with a high-profile phone call to Fluke.

To which I can only say:

REALLY?

When Obama isn’t dialing for dollars, he’s dialing for cheap prog brownie points. This is another beer summit moment illustrating the utter pettiness of a White House willing to insert itself into a sideshow fray manufactured by femme-a-gogues for plain political gain.

Kirsten Powers recites the very familiar litany of slime against conservative women that goes uncommented on by the Obama administration every single day of the year. Been there, done that.

Like I always say: Double standards — it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the Obama 2012 talking points menu.

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/03/05/the-anti-rush-revival-revived-and-barack-obamas-petty-presidency/

Malkin always tellin' like it is!

:worship:

Rush will survive!

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Was Inghram discussing President Obama's contraceptive plan and its direct application to her life when Schultz called her a right-wing talk slut? Right. I didn't think so. Your desperation is quite amusing.

“he is an Obama supporter to the Nth degree”. Nuff said!

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:52 PM
The anti-Rush revival revived — and Barack Obama’s petty presidency

Barack Obama said he was going to go to Washington to change politics as usual.

But after two decades of left-wing attempts to silence Rush Limbaugh, Barack Obama and his “progressive” tolerance police are still…trying to silence Rush Limbaugh. As usual.

I weighed in on the Sandra Fluke kerfuffle on Friday before President Obama took time out of his busy fund-raising schedule to aid Democrat fund-raisers with a high-profile phone call to Fluke.

To which I can only say:

REALLY?

When Obama isn’t dialing for dollars, he’s dialing for cheap prog brownie points. This is another beer summit moment illustrating the utter pettiness of a White House willing to insert itself into a sideshow fray manufactured by femme-a-gogues for plain political gain.

Kirsten Powers recites the very familiar litany of slime against conservative women that goes uncommented on by the Obama administration every single day of the year. Been there, done that.

Like I always say: Double standards — it’s what’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the Obama 2012 talking points menu.

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/03/05/the-anti-rush-revival-revived-and-barack-obamas-petty-presidency/

Malkin always tellin' like it is!

:worship:

Rush will survive!

Why would anyone want to silence Rush Limbaugh. :shrug: He's been around since before the Clinton Administration and only appeals to those who would never vote for a Democrat if their lives depended on it. He didn't stop President Obama in '08 and he definitely won't stop him now.

Surfing and posting from right-wing whack job websites only serves to shine an even brighter light on what Republicons stand for; none of which includes truth and integrity. Keep up the good work, pawn. :lol:

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 06:54 PM
“he is an Obama supporter to the Nth degree”. Nuff said!

What does that have to do with Obama not calling Inghram on the phone, in your failed spin-doctoring mind?

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 07:29 PM
What does that have to do with Obama not calling Inghram on the phone, in your failed spin-doctoring mind?

Why didn't he call Inghram? Was she seen as a real "slut" in Barry's world. Perhaps her disdain for his policies influenced a no call warranted judgement.

Perhaps Barry's donor base really is shrinking!:shrug:

Nicolás89
Mar 5th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Why didn't he call Inghram? Was she seen as a real "slut" in Barry's world. Perhaps her disdain for his policies influenced a no call warranted judgement.

Perhaps Barry's donor base really is shrinking!:shrug:

So the double standard here is that Obama didn't call Inghram? Does President Obama needs to call on the phone everyone who gets publicly called a slut now?

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 07:55 PM
So the double standard here is that Obama didn't call Inghram? Does President Obama needs to call on the phone everyone who gets publicly called a slut now?

:lol: I'm sure some tea bagger will have this on a sign at their next useless rally... misspelled of course.

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Does President Obama needs to call on the phone everyone who gets publicly called a slut now?

Of course not, and is why he shouldn't have called the student either. Unless he indeed plans to call all slut referenced women now and offer his support. No matter their political side.

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Of course not, and is why he shouldn't have called the student either. Unless he indeed plans to call all slut referenced women now and offer his support. No matter their political side.

He's free to call and not call whoever the hell he wants. Who the fuck do you think you are? :confused:

plantman
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:14 PM
He's free to call and not call whoever the hell he wants. Who the fuck do you think you are? :confused:

:lol:

Welcome to Barry's Slut Summit

Tech1
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Don Imus Calls Rush Limbaugh An 'Insincere Pig' For 'Vile, Personal Attack' On Sandra Fluke


"Here's the problem with all this. It was a vile personal attack of this woman and it was sustained over—what it was—Wednesday, come back and double down on Thursday, come back and double down on Friday, and then, issue a lame apology on your website in which you say, 'I didn't mean to personally attack her,' when you did attack her. If it were me, and I ran a radio station or whatever, I'd make him go down there and apologize to her face to face. He owns a Gulfstream IV. Get on it. Go to Washington. Take her to lunch and say, 'Look. I'm sorry I said this stuff and I'll never do it again.' Period. No. He's an insincere pig. Pill-popping pinhead...It's disgraceful.

He has no guts...Look what I did, and what I did was a lame attempt to be funny. And it was three words and I went and met with these people after I'd been fired. You know you got to look them in the eye, you've got to show guts...He's a punk...Enough of what he said. He's a coward. You can't attack somebody like that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/don-imus-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1321016.html?ref=media

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 08:17 PM
:lol:

Welcome to Barry's Slut Summit

More likely Welcome to Plantman's Kindergarten Rules Symposium

young_gunner913
Mar 5th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Don Imus Calls Rush Limbaugh An 'Insincere Pig' For 'Vile, Personal Attack' On Sandra Fluke


"Here's the problem with all this. It was a vile personal attack of this woman and it was sustained over—what it was—Wednesday, come back and double down on Thursday, come back and double down on Friday, and then, issue a lame apology on your website in which you say, 'I didn't mean to personally attack her,' when you did attack her. If it were me, and I ran a radio station or whatever, I'd make him go down there and apologize to her face to face. He owns a Gulfstream IV. Get on it. Go to Washington. Take her to lunch and say, 'Look. I'm sorry I said this stuff and I'll never do it again.' Period. No. He's an insincere pig. Pill-popping pinhead...It's disgraceful.

He has no guts...Look what I did, and what I did was a lame attempt to be funny. And it was three words and I went and met with these people after I'd been fired. You know you got to look them in the eye, you've got to show guts...He's a punk...Enough of what he said. He's a coward. You can't attack somebody like that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/don-imus-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1321016.html?ref=media

Spot on Don. :lol:

miffedmax
Mar 5th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Oh no, but that's fine, men are allowed to have lots of sex (as long as they're straight, at least), it's only women who aren't allowed to have lots of sex :rolleyes:

Which does raise a question, doesn't it? ;) :oh:

JN
Mar 5th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Hawaii radio station drops Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438209/hawaii-radio-affiliate-drops-limbaugh/) | In a press release from New West Broadcasting, KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, Hawaii announced that it is immediately discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program (http://www.kpua.net/news.php?id=24843). Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West, said, Limbaugh’s recent attacks on Sandra Fluke “crossed a line of decency.” “Regardless of one’s political views on the issue being discussed,” Leonard explained, “we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately.” The Hawaii affiliate is believed to be the first station to drop Limbaugh since the controversy began.

____


10th And 11th Advertisers Drop Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438178/10th-advertiser-bonobos-drops-limbaugh/)

By Faiz Shakir (http://thinkprogress.org/author/faiz/) on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Moments ago, Bonobos, a men’s outfitter (http://www.bonobos.com/), announced on Twitter that it was dropping any of its advertisements that are appearing on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show:
@ScottCandage (https://twitter.com/ScottCandage) Looks like we were running on it, but we’ve told them to pull us from the show indefinitely. Thanks for letting us know!
— Bonobos (@Bonobos) March 5, 2012 (https://twitter.com/Bonobos/status/176758593020903424)
Sears announced that they, too, are dropping Limbaugh (http://spr.ly/l/6010Rhjk):Sears and Kmart did not intentionally advertise on the Rush Limbaugh show. Sears Holdings has taken actions to ensure our ads do not run on this show. We appreciate our customers, fans and followers and thank you for your business.

Vlover
Mar 5th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Don Imus Calls Rush Limbaugh An 'Insincere Pig' For 'Vile, Personal Attack' On Sandra Fluke


"Here's the problem with all this. It was a vile personal attack of this woman and it was sustained over—what it was—Wednesday, come back and double down on Thursday, come back and double down on Friday, and then, issue a lame apology on your website in which you say, 'I didn't mean to personally attack her,' when you did attack her. If it were me, and I ran a radio station or whatever, I'd make him go down there and apologize to her face to face. He owns a Gulfstream IV. Get on it. Go to Washington. Take her to lunch and say, 'Look. I'm sorry I said this stuff and I'll never do it again.' Period. No. He's an insincere pig. Pill-popping pinhead...It's disgraceful.

He has no guts...Look what I did, and what I did was a lame attempt to be funny. And it was three words and I went and met with these people after I'd been fired. You know you got to look them in the eye, you've got to show guts...He's a punk...Enough of what he said. He's a coward. You can't attack somebody like that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/don-imus-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1321016.html?ref=media
Wow!:eek: I guess someone did learn from his experience.:yeah:

Helen Lawson
Mar 5th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Where's Al Sharpton?

WowWow
Mar 5th, 2012, 11:52 PM
Asshole.

and make no mistake...misogyny is bipartisan.
Ed Schultz anyone?

mykarma
Mar 6th, 2012, 12:39 AM
Don Imus Calls Rush Limbaugh An 'Insincere Pig' For 'Vile, Personal Attack' On Sandra Fluke


"Here's the problem with all this. It was a vile personal attack of this woman and it was sustained over—what it was—Wednesday, come back and double down on Thursday, come back and double down on Friday, and then, issue a lame apology on your website in which you say, 'I didn't mean to personally attack her,' when you did attack her. If it were me, and I ran a radio station or whatever, I'd make him go down there and apologize to her face to face. He owns a Gulfstream IV. Get on it. Go to Washington. Take her to lunch and say, 'Look. I'm sorry I said this stuff and I'll never do it again.' Period. No. He's an insincere pig. Pill-popping pinhead...It's disgraceful.

He has no guts...Look what I did, and what I did was a lame attempt to be funny. And it was three words and I went and met with these people after I'd been fired. You know you got to look them in the eye, you've got to show guts...He's a punk...Enough of what he said. He's a coward. You can't attack somebody like that."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/05/don-imus-rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_n_1321016.html?ref=media
Good for Imus and Ed took responsibility for his error for those that are attempting to compare him with Limbaugh.

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Hawaii radio station drops Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438209/hawaii-radio-affiliate-drops-limbaugh/) | In a press release from New West Broadcasting, KPUA AM 670 in Hilo, Hawaii announced that it is immediately discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program (http://www.kpua.net/news.php?id=24843). Chris Leonard, President and General Manager of New West, said, Limbaugh’s recent attacks on Sandra Fluke “crossed a line of decency.” “Regardless of one’s political views on the issue being discussed,” Leonard explained, “we feel the delivery was degrading and the continued comments over several days to be egregious. As a result, we are discontinuing the Rush Limbaugh program on KPUA effective immediately.” The Hawaii affiliate is believed to be the first station to drop Limbaugh since the controversy began.

____


10th And 11th Advertisers Drop Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438178/10th-advertiser-bonobos-drops-limbaugh/)

By Faiz Shakir (http://thinkprogress.org/author/faiz/) on Mar 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm
Moments ago, Bonobos, a men’s outfitter (http://www.bonobos.com/), announced on Twitter that it was dropping any of its advertisements that are appearing on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show: @ScottCandage (https://twitter.com/ScottCandage) Looks like we were running on it, but we’ve told them to pull us from the show indefinitely. Thanks for letting us know!
— Bonobos (@Bonobos) March 5, 2012 (https://twitter.com/Bonobos/status/176758593020903424)
Sears announced that they, too, are dropping Limbaugh (http://spr.ly/l/6010Rhjk):Sears and Kmart did not intentionally advertise on the Rush Limbaugh show. Sears Holdings has taken actions to ensure our ads do not run on this show. We appreciate our customers, fans and followers and thank you for your business.



People use to say Rush Limbaugh lives in a parallel universe. There it is

Rush has been bullying people for so long, he had no idea when someone has been bullying for years and getting away with it, will finally muster the courage to fight back.
That someone are the women of he USA. They have taken abuses from Rush and his listeners for so long, they thought there was no limit to how far they can go.

Well, Rush, like Don Imus before you, you are getting it.
Not even your friend Greta Van Sustern and Sean Hannity can come to your rescue; you too radioactive even for FAUXNews.
THye gave very little time to the story, but they will be forced to eventually cover it, and I don't how Greta or Hannity can span this; there is just too much out there.

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 12:56 AM
Wow!:eek: I guess someone did learn from his experience.:yeah:
I'd say.

At the time Imus own story broke, his wife and Howard Stern racist producer went on FAUXNews to highlight all the "good he has done for all kids, including inner city kids"

Maybe Rush can as hid buddies Hannity and Greta to highlight his philanthropic work among OxyContin addicts and dealers

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Which does raise a question, doesn't it? ;) :oh:
That go me thinking...
Santorum says sex is intended for pro-creation only and contraceptive are bad for women.
Did have sex before he got married to his wife?
Because she sure did, and for six years, with her sugar daddy boyfriend

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:19 AM
That go me thinking...
Santorum says sex is intended for pro-creation only and contraceptive are bad for women.
Did have sex before he got married to his wife?
Because she sure did, and for six years, with her sugar daddy boyfriend

Yeah, it's kinda hard to imagine she just went cold-turkey after hooking up with the frothy mix.
____


Pittsfield Mass. Radio Station Drops Rush Limbaugh After Contraception Controversy

Date: 03/05/2012

Contributor: New England Pub... (http://nepr.net/users/new-england-public-radio-news)

Dateline: Pittsfield, Mass.

A commercial radio station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts-- 96.9 FM, WBEC-- says it is dropping the Rush Limbaugh show in the wake of Limbaugh's comments on contraception last week.

Limbaugh called a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" and a "prostitute" after she testified before Congress about women's limited access to contraception. Since then, eight corporations including AOL, Quicken Loans and Carbonite have pulled their advertising from the show. WBEC's General Manager Peter Barry says his station hadn't yet lost any advertisers as a result of Rush's comments, and no more than a handful of callers had voiced complaints. But he says over the years he and station staff have grown increasingly uncomfortable with Limbaugh's rhetoric.

"The nature of Rush's programming has always presented challenges for us and he's always pushed the envelope. But this time he's taken it too far."

Barry says he doesn't anticipate that the station will broadcast Limbaugh's program in the future. He says the station has yet to fill the afternoon 12-3 time slot. Limbaugh has apologized to the law student for his choice of words. Attempts to reach Limbaugh's company were not successful.

(Source (http://nepr.net/news/pittsfield-mass-radio-station-drops-rush-limbaugh-after-contraception-controversy))

dybbuk
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:28 AM
:lol:

Welcome to Barry's Slut Summit

I've seen you do everything in this thread besides say this is wrong. So do you agree that she's a slut and should post porn as repayment for her contraception?

Relevant for all of your posts on this forum: http://derailingfordummies.com/

"You're Just Oversensitive"
"I Don't Think You're As Marginalised As You Claim "
"It's A Conspiracy!"
"Who Wins Gold in the Oppression Olympics?"
"Well It's True!"

The especially relevant ones.

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:35 AM
Asshole.

and make no mistake...misogyny is bipartisan.
Ed Schultz anyone?
NO it isn't.

Let's not muddy the water with false equivalency here.
Conservatives oppose women voting rights, liberal support them
Conservatives oppose women being at he workplace, liberal support them
Conservatives oppose women being in the military
Conservatives oppose women being in the West point
Last but not least, Rush Limbaugh has long history of demeaning women, calling them feminazi for over 20 years.

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:38 AM
I've seen you do everything in this thread besides say this is wrong. So do you agree that she's a slut and should post porn as repayment for her contraception?

Relevant for all of your posts on this forum: http://derailingfordummies.com/

"You're Just Oversensitive"
"I Don't Think You're As Marginalised As You Claim "
"It's A Conspiracy!"
"Who Wins Gold in the Oppression Olympics?"
"Well It's True!"

The especially relevant ones.
You don't know plantman.
He'll never say that someone on the right is wrong, and if even all the GOP candidates and congressional leaders were to denounce it.

plantman
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:20 AM
Fluke a fake?


Is Sandra Fluke a fake victim used by Democrats to push free birth control?

Is Sandra Fluke, the 30-year-old Georgetown law student who testified before a Congressional panel in late February, a fake victim used by the Democrats to push free contraceptives?

Several posts in the conservative blogosphere seem to suggest just that.

Developing


http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/is-sandra-fluke-a-fake-victim-used-by-democrats-to-push-free-birth-control

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Allstate Insurance becomes 12th company to drop Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438314/allstate-insurance-becomes-12th-company-to-drop-limbaugh/) | In a Facebook post, Allstate Insurance, whose ads have been appearing on the Limbaugh radio show, said those advertisements have appeared in error and will not be seen again. “As radio listeners notified us that they were hearing Allstate ads during the show this afternoon, we contacted the vendor that arranges for our advertising placements and discovered that an error had been made and advertising time had mistakenly been purchased for the show,” the company explained. “We have asked our media buying firm to correct the error by discontinuing any advertising on the Rush Limbaugh Show (https://www.facebook.com/Allstate/posts/10150727860660329) moving forward in keeping with our original advertising plans and strategies.”

Nicolás89
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:40 AM
Fluke a fake?


Is Sandra Fluke a fake victim used by Democrats to push free birth control?

Is Sandra Fluke, the 30-year-old Georgetown law student who testified before a Congressional panel in late February, a fake victim used by the Democrats to push free contraceptives?

Several posts in the conservative blogosphere seem to suggest just that.

Developing


http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/is-sandra-fluke-a-fake-victim-used-by-democrats-to-push-free-birth-control

Oh no why? This is too much! :hysteric:

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:43 AM
Patricia Heaton is a Coward (w/ screenshot)

Posted on March 5, 2012 (http://angryblacklady.com/2012/03/05/patricia-heaton-is-a-coward-w-screenshot/) by ABL

Over the weekend while my server was getting a makeover, I posted on my Tumblr (http://angryblacklady.tumblr.com/post/18753803252/heatoncoward) about Patricia Heaton’s jokes misogynist insults lobbed at Sandra Fluke. I am reposting here.

******

Patricia Heaton, star of ABC’s The Middle, high-tailed it off of Twitter recently, presumably because she could not defend the nasty and misogynistic insults that she lobbed at Sandra Fluke. She also encouraged her “Tweatons” to lob at Ms. Fluke.

Unfortunately for her, in connection with one of my posts on Oink-Gate (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/01/oink-limbaugh-demands-that-sandra-fluke-post-sex-tapes-online/), I took a screenshot of her Twitter stream. Here it is:

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0dtldZP7z1qc7itq.png

Sorry, Patricia. You can run away from your words, but you cannot hide from them. The Internet is forever.

(Source (http://angryblacklady.com/2012/03/05/patricia-heaton-is-a-coward-w-screenshot/))

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:52 AM
You could hear the fear…

March 4th, 2012 by Dennis G.

It is not my habit to listen to Wingnut blowhards. I don’t think I’ve listen to Rush Limbaugh for years, but on Friday afternoon I was driving around and noticed that it was about ten to three. So, I thought I would catch the last segment of his show. What I noticed was commercials—a lot of them. And that reminded me how the Limbaugh show was mostly a grift about getting rubes to open their wallets for this, that or the other pitch. Some were legitimate businesses—your mattress companies, your computer software or gadget and the like. Others were multi-level marketing deals with referral kick-backs for anybody who mentions the show when placing an order. And others—most of them it seems—were straight up grifts to fluff up Rushbo’s wallet and fund this or that aspect of the wingnut money machine. The legitimate advertisers are the cover for the grifters. They are the honey pot to attract the rubes to scams to fund the cons funding the CONsevative movement—and Rush is the sideshow barker saying anything to pull the rubes in the door so that their wallets can be relieved of their Dead Presidents.

By Friday afternoon, Rush had already double down on his slander of Sandra Fluke (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/04/1070884/-Rush-s-52-Smears-Against-Sandra-Fluke?via=sidebyuserrec) and he was feeling the pressure of the blowback. Sponsors/advertisers—the real businesses and not the wingnut grifters—were pulling their ads. Republicans everywhere were under pressure to condemn Rush’s slander and their fear of Rush was beginning to be offset by fears of an angry electorate in November. Within 24 hours, Rush would be forced to issue a non-apology apology and look weak. It would not stop the storm of outrage, but even that lame-ass word string (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/03/limp-apology/) was a signal of weakness from the Leader of the Republican Party and the CONservative movement. When the commercials finally ended and the Master blowhard took to the mic, you could hear his fear.

It was in every phrase. Every word. He was pleading. Whinny. And full of self-pity. He verbally thrashed and sought a scapegoat. Naturally he decided that all of his actions were President Obama’s fault. Fear was in his voice as he tried to craft an alternate reality where President Obama’s support for women to be in control of their health care choices forced poor old Rushbo to call Sandra Fluke a slut and a whore.

Doug is spot on (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/03/and-you-decked-some-fucking-blackshirt/). Limbaugh’s apology is a clear sign that we are winning and that it is time to kick them while they are down and hand them anchors, anvils and millstones.

The effort to get advertisers to pull their ads from Limbaugh’s show is working. If you haven’t joined the fun, I urge your to get involved. Here is a link (http://leftaction.com/action/boycott-rush) to one Boycott Rush effort, and another (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002369972), and another (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Rush-Limbaughs-Sponsors-to-SHUT-HIM-DOWN/253645602134). I’m certain that there are more and that more will surface.

Getting the advertiser to separate from Rush is important. It hits him in the wallet, but more than that it removes the cover for all the other grifts he runs on his minions day after day. And it exposes every local radio station that caries the rat bastard to financial pressure and can send a warning flag to any advertiser supporting these stations. And Soonergrunt is correct to point out (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/04/my-taxes-support-things-with-which-i-do-not-agree/) the effort to get Armed Forces Radio to stop carrying somebody who is so actively anti-American (you can help that effort here (https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/%21/petition/sec-panetta-get-rush-limbaugh-armed-forces-radio-now-no-tax-money-abusive-divisive-insulting/p439GWMm?utm_source=wh.gov&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=shorturl)).

Every bully goes too far one day. For Joe McCarthy it was the Army-McCarthy Hearings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_McCarthy#Army.E2.80.93McCarthy_hearings). For Bobby Knight it was choking a player.. Perhaps—if our Nation is lucky—this is the end of the line for Rush Limbaugh. He knows he stepped in it. You can hear the fear in his voice. There is no justification for his bullshit any longer and anybody who defends him is a coward, a fool or both.

I could hear the fear in his voice and I think we should all do what we can do to make that fear grow in the coming weeks.

He is down from a self-inflicted wound and it is time to kick him (http://leftaction.com/action/boycott-rush).

Cheers

(Source (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/03/04/you-could-hear-the-fear/))

plantman
Mar 6th, 2012, 04:02 AM
Will Obama Super PAC Return Misogynist Bill Maher's Million-Dollar Donation?

In response to the media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh's insulting comments about Democratic activist Sandra Fluke (comments for which Limbaugh apologized), Kirsten Powers writes about the liberal men who have used misogynistic rhetoric without facing the same outrage. Powers notes that "the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—

Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.”

He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-obama-super-pac-return-misogynist-bill-mahers-million-dollar-donation_633200.html

Usually I don't agree with much of what Kirsten Powers has to say, but in regards to this subject she's spot on!

She deserves praise for calling it like it is!

:worship:

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 04:50 AM
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3742/vitacost.jpg

And the exodus continues.

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Peter Gabriel Pulls Music From 'Rush Limbaugh Show'

Singer 'appalled' by host's attack on Sandra Fluke

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/story/peter-gabriel-pulls-music-from-rush-limbaugh-show-20120305/1000x600/main.jpg Peter Gabriel performs in Houston, Texas.

By Rolling Stone
March 5, 2012 2:25 PM ET

Peter Gabriel (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/peter-gabriel)has demanded that his music be pulled from Rush Limbaugh's radio show after learning that his 1986 hit "Sledgehammer" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1tTN-b5KHg) was played while the host launched into a tirade against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke on Wednesday.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," says a statement on Gabriel's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PeterGabriel/posts/10150610545639760). "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Fluke, who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception, a "slut" and a "prostitute." The program has lost eight sponsors in the wake of Limbaugh's attack.

(Source (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/peter-gabriel-pulls-music-from-rush-limbaugh-show-20120305))

wta_zuperfann
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Flush Limpb@lls does it again!

wta_zuperfann
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:22 AM
Will Obama Super PAC Return Misogynist Bill Maher's Million-Dollar Donation?

In response to the media firestorm surrounding Rush Limbaugh's insulting comments about Democratic activist Sandra Fluke (comments for which Limbaugh apologized), Kirsten Powers writes about the liberal men who have used misogynistic rhetoric without facing the same outrage. Powers notes that "the grand pooh-bah of media misogyny is without a doubt Bill Maher—who also happens to be a favorite of liberals—

Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.”

He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator. Imagine now the same joke during the 2008 primary with Michelle Obama’s name in it, and tell me that he would still have a job.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-obama-super-pac-return-misogynist-bill-mahers-million-dollar-donation_633200.html

Usually I don't agree with much of what Kirsten Powers has to say, but in regards to this subject she's spot on!

She deserves praise for calling it like it is!

:worship:



Ann Coulter called John Edwards a "f@ggot". That didn't seem to disturb too many far right loonies back then.

wta_zuperfann
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:23 AM
By the way, Maher is a libertarian which is closer to CONservative, not liberal.

tennisbum79
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:39 AM
Peter Gabriel Pulls Music From 'Rush Limbaugh Show'

Singer 'appalled' by host's attack on Sandra Fluke

http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/story/peter-gabriel-pulls-music-from-rush-limbaugh-show-20120305/1000x600/main.jpg Peter Gabriel performs in Houston, Texas.

By Rolling Stone
March 5, 2012 2:25 PM ET

Peter Gabriel (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/peter-gabriel)has demanded that his music be pulled from Rush Limbaugh's radio show after learning that his 1986 hit "Sledgehammer" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1tTN-b5KHg) was played while the host launched into a tirade against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke on Wednesday.

"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke," says a statement on Gabriel's Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PeterGabriel/posts/10150610545639760). "It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."

Limbaugh has come under fire for calling Fluke, who testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception, a "slut" and a "prostitute." The program has lost eight sponsors in the wake of Limbaugh's attack.

(Source (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/peter-gabriel-pulls-music-from-rush-limbaugh-show-20120305))


Rush Limbaugh's parallel universe meets the real world and Limbaugh had no idea another world existed.

When he was going on and on insulting Sandra Fluke for 3 days straight, and getting positive feedback from his parallel universe listener, he fought he scored yet another victory over the the liberals. What he fails realize is the advertiser on his show live and the real world, and in that world, the majority had it.
This comes amidst all the rash of bills and measures passed by republican county, city, state and national legislators, all aimed at turning the clock back to the 1970's.


This cumulative effect seem to have woken up many women and their daughters to push back. And they are doing it in drove.

Rush is now comparing himself to rapper s who demeaning lyric against women and nobody condemn them.
He is right about rapper putting vile lyrics, but wrong about not being condemned.

WozLolz
Mar 6th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Fluke a fake?


Is Sandra Fluke a fake victim used by Democrats to push free birth control?

Is Sandra Fluke, the 30-year-old Georgetown law student who testified before a Congressional panel in late February, a fake victim used by the Democrats to push free contraceptives?

Several posts in the conservative blogosphere seem to suggest just that.

Developing



OMG, Ms. Fluke is 30. OMG, Ms. Fluke has a past interest in reproductive freedom. She's a fraud. :rolleyes: Do you think the FIVE men on the original panel (the sausage-fest, as it's been called) didn't have a past position on birth control?

I'm tired of Ms. Fluke being denigrated in the most disgusting, sexualized, demeaning way. :armed:

Stop spreading lies. Tell your friends to read her testimony. I know the truth isn't Rush-approved, but you may want to step out of the bubble some time. :help:

WowWow
Mar 6th, 2012, 02:39 PM
NO it isn't.

Let's not muddy the water with false equivalency here.
Conservatives oppose women voting rights, liberal support them
Conservatives oppose women being at he workplace, liberal support them
Conservatives oppose women being in the military
Conservatives oppose women being in the West point
Last but not least, Rush Limbaugh has long history of demeaning women, calling them feminazi for over 20 years.

Look, tennisbum79...I overall tend to agree with you on most subjects, but sometimes you argue just for the sake of arguing, and I won't allow you to drag me there.
What I said was not a false equivalency. I hope you see that. I said that misogyny knows no boundaries, not that liberals approach women rights the same way as conservatives. And sorry to break this to you, but a guy who calls women 'sluts' is not a progressive thinker, therefore doesn't fall under that category.

WowWow
Mar 6th, 2012, 02:41 PM
OMG, Ms. Fluke is 30. OMG, Ms. Fluke has a past interest in reproductive freedom. She's a fraud. :rolleyes: Do you think the FIVE men on the original panel (the sausage-fest, as it's been called) didn't have a past position on birth control?

I'm tired of Ms. Fluke being denigrated in the most disgusting, sexualized, demeaning way. :armed:

Stop spreading lies. Tell your friends to read her testimony. I know the truth isn't Rush-approved, but you may want to step out of the bubble some time. :help:

I like your post.

laschutz
Mar 6th, 2012, 03:53 PM
just watched good morning america and then reported it's very, very doubtful that limbaugh will even get a little slap on the wrist in the form of a few days suspension... also, they reported it's estimated that limbaugh has 15 million listeners and is heard on 600 radio stations! that is unbelievable to me.. that 15 million people listen to this individual... wow, no shame in the 21st century...

plantman
Mar 6th, 2012, 04:06 PM
just watched good morning america and then reported it's very, very doubtful that limbaugh will even get a little slap on the wrist in the form of a few days suspension... also, they reported it's estimated that limbaugh has 15 million listeners and is heard on 600 radio stations! that is unbelievable to me.. that 15 million people listen to this individual... wow, no shame in the 21st century...

And Rush is loving the moment!

Limbaugh revels in the crossfire after Fluke comments

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/05/us/rush-limbaugh-controversy/index.html

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 04:57 PM
OMG, Ms. Fluke is 30. OMG, Ms. Fluke has a past interest in reproductive freedom. She's a fraud. :rolleyes: Do you think the FIVE men on the original panel (the sausage-fest, as it's been called) didn't have a past position on birth control?

I'm tired of Ms. Fluke being denigrated in the most disgusting, sexualized, demeaning way. :armed:

Stop spreading lies. Tell your friends to read her testimony. I know the truth isn't Rush-approved, but you may want to step out of the bubble some time. :help:

None of this is troll- or GOP-approved, so don't expect any of it to happen with that particular poster.

Vlover
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Stop spreading lies. Tell your friends to read her testimony. I know the truth isn't Rush-approved, but you may want to step out of the bubble some time. :help:
Most Republicans are incapable of stating FACTS because it wouldn't fit in with their agenda. There survival is based on complete lies, deliberately manufactured in order to misinform the ditto heads that believe people like Rush, Beck, O'Riely, Hannity and the rest of liars.

Even their latest nominee, Romney can't tell the truth about his own previously written and spoken statements.:help: Luckily for us the evidence is available for all to see what a liar he is.:tape:

Infiniti2001
Mar 6th, 2012, 05:23 PM
And Rush is loving the moment!

Limbaugh revels in the crossfire after Fluke comments

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/05/us/rush-limbaugh-controversy/index.html

How old are you ?? :rolleyes:

JN
Mar 6th, 2012, 06:19 PM
March 06, 2012

Advertisers Keep Bailing on Limbaugh (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/06/advertisers_keep_bailing_on_limbaugh.html)

Think Progress (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/) notes that 26 companies have pulled their advertising from Rush Limbaugh's radio show in the wake of his slurs against a Georgetown law student.

John Avlon (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/06/despite-sandra-fluke-apology-rush-limbaugh-advertisers-sign-off.html) notes Limbaugh's radio bosses are "spooked" and "the exodus hasn't stopped."

Explained radio executive Laurie Cantillo: "This controversy will no doubt give Rush a temporary ratings lift, but it won't be worth the damage that's been caused in terms of loss of revenue and advertiser confidence. It is perceived by many as an attack on young women who represent the holy grail for ratings. Women 25-54 is the prize demo for most advertisers. Rush's remarks strike at the heart of the audience they're trying to reach, hence the apology. This is an audience that's already been in gradual decline on many right-wing radio stations, so Rush's gaffe compounds the problem."

(Source (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/06/advertisers_keep_bailing_on_limbaugh.html))


Six More Advertisers Ditch Rush (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/)

By Josh Israel (http://thinkprogress.org/author/jisrael/) on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

The number of advertisers fleeing Rush Limbaugh continues to climb (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/).

In an email release today, GEICO said, “In 2004 when Rush Limbaugh’s program also carried remarks that were inappropriate, we ceased all advertising on his show. We don’t advertise there to this day. On occasion, a local station may mistakenly run a GEICO ad in the wrong time slot. We are directing our ad buyers to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

On Facebook, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut said it “has directed WABC to withdraw our advertisements from the Rush Limbaugh show,” adding “We agreee that Mr. Limbaugh’s recent derogatory comments regarding an individual testifying before Congress are not acceptable.”

According to Bloomberg, Stamps.com (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-06/limbaugh-radio-show-faces-backlash-from-social-media-as-advertisers-flee.html) has also suspended advertising and tractor maker Deere & Co. will take steps to make sure it doesn’t advertise on the program.

Additionally, Bethesda Sedation Dentistry (https://twitter.com/#%21/BSDdentistry/status/176873788288413697) and Cascades Dental (https://twitter.com/#%21/CascadesDental/status/176843827934543873) announced today they will cease advertising.

In total, this makes 26 advertisers (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/) who have taken steps to end ads on Limbaugh’s show since last week. See our updated count HERE (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/).

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/))


Pressed Four Times, Bachmann Refuses To Condemn Rush Limbaugh (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438591/bachmann-limbaugh-fluke/)

By Alex Seitz-Wald (http://thinkprogress.org/author/alex-seitz-wald/) on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BachmannFallon-e1331048490476.jpg

When Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last November and the band played a song called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” she was rightly outraged, saying it showed a clear “bias on the part of the Hollywood elite and sexism as well (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/11/bachmann-calls-fallon-song-choice-sexist-double-standard-for-conservatives/).” Rep. Nita Lowey, a Democrat from New York, called the incident “insulting and inappropriate (http://www.rollcall.com/news/nita_lowey_condemns_bands_treatment_of_michele_bac hmann-210519-1.html?zkMobileView=false)” and said, “I do not share Michele Bachmann’s politics, but she deserves to be treated with respect.” After a media firestorm, NBC, Jimmy Fallon, and the band all apologized (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/23/michele-bachmann-nbc-apology_n_1111442.html) to Bachmann, as they should have.

But Bachmann apparently doesn’t see fit to defend another woman who has come under gender-based attack in the media, repeatedly today refusing to condemn Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke.

Pressed four times on CNN over three minutes, Bachmann deflects four times, pivoting to everything from health care reform to terrorism, unwilling to offer even mild criticism or Limbaugh aside from pointing to his apology. Watch it:

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Ironically, Bachmann attacked CNN and the media for supposedly employing a double standard when it comes to conservative women and sexism. But it is Bachmann who seems to be deploying the double standard here, happy to go after her perceived enemies in the mainstream media at NBC, but resistant to condemn her ally, conservative Limbaugh.

When the Daily Beast asked Bachmann last year if she considers herself feminist, she instead described herself as “pro-woman and pro-man (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/28/michele-bachmann-for-president-2012-don-t-call-her-a-feminist.html).”

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438591/bachmann-limbaugh-fluke/))

Infiniti2001
Mar 6th, 2012, 06:54 PM
http://signon.org/sign/clear-channel-discontinue.fb1?source=s.fb&r_by=505472

young_gunner913
Mar 6th, 2012, 07:35 PM
Jon Stewart DRAGGED Rush and Faux News sooooooooo bad. :rolls:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/jon-stewart-rush-limbaugh-video_n_1323455.html

Vlover
Mar 6th, 2012, 08:02 PM
March 06, 2012
John Avlon (http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/06/despite-sandra-fluke-apology-rush-limbaugh-advertisers-sign-off.html) notes Limbaugh's radio bosses are "spooked" and "the exodus hasn't stopped."

Explained radio executive Laurie Cantillo: "This controversy will no doubt give Rush a temporary ratings lift, but it won't be worth the damage that's been caused in terms of loss of revenue and advertiser confidence. It is perceived by many as an attack on young women who represent the holy grail for ratings. Women 25-54 is the prize demo for most advertisers. Rush's remarks strike at the heart of the audience they're trying to reach, hence the apology. This is an audience that's already been in gradual decline on many right-wing radio stations, so Rush's gaffe compounds the problem."

(Source (http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/03/06/advertisers_keep_bailing_on_limbaugh.html))

[(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438591/bachmann-limbaugh-fluke/))

This hits the nail on the head. Same applied to Beck until eventually he had to go. I think so many people are upset and are going to keep the pressure on just as they did for Imus and Beck.

Also I agree with Jon Stewart with this statement. This would also help to reduce abortions therefore I can never understand the Republican reasoning.
To the people who are upset about their hard-earned tax money going to things they don't like: Welcome to the f*cking club," Stewart said. "Reimburse me for the Iraq war and oil subsidies and diaphragms are on me!"

tennisbum79
Mar 7th, 2012, 01:14 AM
Look, tennisbum79...I overall tend to agree with you on most subjects, but sometimes you argue just for the sake of arguing, and I won't allow you to drag me there.
What I said was not a false equivalency. I hope you see that. I said that misogyny knows no boundaries, not that liberals approach women rights the same way as conservatives. And sorry to break this to you, but a guy who calls women 'sluts' is not a progressive thinker, therefore doesn't fall under that category.

Let's deal with the facts here.
Conservatives have been pointing to Ed Schultz as having done the same thing Rush did

Rush went on his diatribes for 3 days, ever pushing limits of decency, not only calling her sluts/prostitutes, but demanding that she post video of her sexual acts on line
What e Ed Schultz was despicable it was in one or minute or 2. Not only did apologize profusely, but he took himself off the air w/o pay
Cal Thomas also said some despicable things about Rachel Maddow. According to Maddow Thomas sincerely apologized.

I do not like Cal Thomas at all, but here I am the first to say he did the right thing by promptly apologizing w/o being prompted to do so.
Ed Schultz and Cal Thomas situation are equivalent.
Rush Limbaugh situation is very different.


In addition, on the so called liberal media stations, whenever a journalist has gone out line. s/he has been disciplined, through suspension and termination.
Not so in conservative outfits (such as FOXNews) they portray themselves as victims of a witch-hunt orchestrated by the liberal media.


Again, there is no equivalency here.
That is my point.


If you call that argue for the sake of arguing, I am sorry.

plantman
Mar 7th, 2012, 05:44 AM
Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:

http://news.yahoo.com/investors-flee-carbonite-limbaugh-announcement-213055174.html

Say what?:tape:

JN
Mar 7th, 2012, 06:34 AM
Let's deal with the facts here.
Conservatives have been pointing to Ed Schultz as having done the same thing Rush did
Rush went on his diatribes for 3 days, ever pushing limits of decency, not only calling her sluts/prostitutes, but demanding that she post video of her sexual acts on line
What e Ed Schultz was despicable it was in one or minute or 2. Not only did apologize profusely, but he took himself off the air w/o pay
Cal Thomas also said some despicable things about Rachel Maddow. According to Maddow Thomas sincerely apologized.
I do not like Cal Thomas at all, but here I am the first to say he did the right thing by promptly apologizing w/o being prompted to do so.
Ed Schultz and Cal Thomas situation are equivalent.
Rush Limbaugh situation is very different.


In addition, on the so called liberal media stations, whenever a journalist has gone out line. s/he has been disciplined, through suspension and termination.
Not so in conservative outfits (such as FOXNews) they portray themselves as victims of a witch-hunt orchestrated by the liberal media.


Again, there is no equivalency here.
That is my point.


If you call that argue for the sake of arguing, I am sorry.

THIS!

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to tennisbum79 again."

JN
Mar 7th, 2012, 06:46 AM
Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement

On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his company’s website declaring that Carbonite had decided to “withdraw” advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will “ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse”:

http://news.yahoo.com/investors-flee-carbonite-limbaugh-announcement-213055174.html

Say what?

That was already quoted here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=21051657&highlight=carbonite#post21051657)... on the day it occurred.

Try reading instead of just writing, for a change.

plantman
Mar 7th, 2012, 04:18 PM
That was already quoted here (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=21051657&highlight=carbonite#post21051657)... on the day it occurred.

Try reading instead of just writing, for a change.

It was worth mentioning again in light of your many advertisers ditching, dropping, bailing posts!

gentenaire
Mar 7th, 2012, 04:37 PM
It was worth mentioning again in light of your many advertisers ditching, dropping, bailing posts!

I suppose advertisers prefer people to be stupid, with Rush constantly disinforming people, spreading falsehoods, wrong stats, wrong statements... It's easier to sell crappy products to stupid people.

JN
Mar 7th, 2012, 04:52 PM
It was worth mentioning again in light of your many advertisers ditching, dropping, bailing posts!

:bs:, you never read it. But, thanks for the reminder.
____

March 7, 2012

Rush (the band) asks Rush (the human swine) to stop using their music (http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/03/rush-band-asks-rush-human-swine-to-stop.html)

Posted by Eclectablog

What a Rush

Via a Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! Go! (http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/03/exclusive-rush-pulls-music-from-limbaugh-show.html) exclusive, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neal Peart of Rush (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_%28band%29) have asked Rush Limbaugh to stop using their magnificent music on his Hate Show.Yesterday, I contacted Anthem Entertainment and Rush (the band) about Rush Limbaugh’s airing of its music on his show, and today I was exclusively informed that the legendary Canadian rock group has formally demanded that the Rush Limbaugh Program stop using its music on the air.

For years now, Rush Limbaugh has been playing Rush music (get it?) as bumpers out of his commercial breaks, including the tracks “Bravado” and “The Spirit of Radio”. In fact, when Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke and remarked about seeing sex tapes of Fluke in exchange for birth control pills, Limbaugh was playing the popular Rush track “The Spirit of Radio” under his rant.

Thankfully, that ends today.
Here's an excerpt from the letter (pdf) (http://www.bobcesca.com/images/Rush-Notice%20of%20Copyright%20Infringement-Limbaugh-2012-03-06.pdf) their lawyer sent the excremental talk show host:The use of Rush’s music in this way is an infringement of Rush’s copyrights and trademarks. The public performance of Rush’s music is not licensed for political purposes and any such use is in breach of public performance licenses and constitutes copyright infringement. There are civil and criminal remedies for copyright infringement, including statutory damages and fines. [...]

In addition, the use of Rush’s music in this manner implies an endorsement of the views expressed and products advertised on the show, and is in breach of not only copyright and trademark rights, but also, of section 51 of the New York Civil Rights Law (excerpt attached).

Accordingly, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of Rush’s music and confirm that you will do so.
I would have added "suck it, bitches" but that's just me.

Major kudos to Bob Cesca for helping make this happen.

(Source (http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/03/rush-band-asks-rush-human-swine-to-stop.html))

Related: 43 Advertisers Have Now Dropped Rush (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/)

plantman
Mar 7th, 2012, 05:05 PM
http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/4130/womboutofmywallet.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/womboutofmywallet.png/)

JN
Mar 7th, 2012, 05:27 PM
^^ Insurance companies are not tax dollars. STOP MISINFORMING!

meyerpl
Mar 7th, 2012, 06:01 PM
If you would have told me in 1972 that in 40 years we would be having a national debate about contraception, women's reproductive rights, teaching the bible in public schools, collective bargaining, due process and torture for christsake or that we'd have a U.S. Congresswoman and supposedly serious presidential candidate publicly declaring herself to not be a witch and a popular figure in the media crudely trying to humiliate a young woman by calling her a slut for speaking out the way she did and still remain a popular figure in the media, I'd have said you were crazy. What's next? Restore segregation? Roll back women's right to vote? Witch burning?

And Plantman, you ought to be ashamed of yourself for defending Limbaugh and posting that stupid cartoon. Come on, show your decent side on this one. It's a no brainer. Limbaugh was way out of line, period.

mykarma
Mar 7th, 2012, 07:19 PM
OMG, Ms. Fluke is 30. OMG, Ms. Fluke has a past interest in reproductive freedom. She's a fraud. :rolleyes: Do you think the FIVE men on the original panel (the sausage-fest, as it's been called) didn't have a past position on birth control?

I'm tired of Ms. Fluke being denigrated in the most disgusting, sexualized, demeaning way. :armed:

Stop spreading lies. Tell your friends to read her testimony. I know the truth isn't Rush-approved, but you may want to step out of the bubble some time. :help:
Great post but Plantman doesn't want to know the truth. He'll support the GOP no matter what.

mykarma
Mar 7th, 2012, 07:47 PM
If you would have told me in 1972 that in 40 years we would be having a national debate about contraception, women's reproductive rights, teaching the bible in public schools, collective bargaining, due process and torture for christsake or that we'd have a U.S. Congresswoman and supposedly serious presidential candidate publicly declaring herself to not be a witch and a popular figure in the media crudely trying to humiliate a young woman by calling her a slut for speaking out the way she did and still remain a popular figure in the media, I'd have said you were crazy. What's next? Restore segregation? Roll back women's right to vote? Witch burning?

And Plantman, you ought to be ashamed of yourself for defending Limbaugh and posting that stupid cartoon. Come on, show your decent side on this one. It's a no brainer. Limbaugh was way out of line, period.
Meyerpl, you know Plantman has no shame at least he hasn't shown any here that I know of.

mykarma
Mar 7th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Female Journalist Attacked By Limbaugh Yesterday Responds: He ‘Just Doesn’t Think Women Count’

By Annie-Rose Strasser on Mar 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Tracie McMillan
Having offered a quasi-apology for his sexist smears against Sandra Fluke, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh has moved on to another female target: investigative journalist Tracie McMillan, who wrote a book on the American food system called The American Way of Eating. Ripping into McMillan yesterday on his radio show, Limbaugh mused, “What is it with all of these young, single, white women, overeducated — doesn’t mean intelligent.”

McMillan is now pushing back against Rush’s continuing campaign of hate against prominent female progressive advocates. In an interview with the Atlantic Wire published today, McMillan said she thought Limbaugh was attacking her solely for her being a woman:

“It’s been really interesting to have somebody be that openly dismissive of my work strictly based on the fact that I’m female,” McMillan told The Atlantic Wire. “There’s no other way to think about it except that Rush Limbaugh just doesn’t think women count.” McMillan went on to explain how her book approaches some difficult issues about the food that feeds America and the conditions for the workers that produce it, however Limbaugh didn’t seem willing to engage in that debate. Instead, he focused on her being a woman.

In the past, Limbaugh said women are “emotional” voters unlike men, that women’s lives are “easier” than men’s, that the “feminazi grand plan” is to remove the competitive nature of men, and that women “have neutered the business of politics.” He suggested Danica Patrick is not a great racecar driver because she’s female. He referred to a female sports reporter as “boob-alicious, booty-licious,” and called Hillary Clinton the “sex-retary of State.”


This man is just plain vile and how can women continue to support him.

*JR*
Mar 7th, 2012, 08:58 PM
...

Having offered a quasi-apology for his sexist smears against Sandra Fluke, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh has moved on to another female target: investigative journalist Tracie McMillan, who wrote a book on the American food system called The American Way of Eating.

Uh, should this guy be critiquing any book that has to do with eating? :devil:

mykarma
Mar 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Uh, should this guy be critiquing any book that has to do with eating? :devil:
:spit:

Vlover
Mar 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/4130/womboutofmywallet.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/815/womboutofmywallet.png/)
Provide the proof where tax payers are required to pay for birth control?:tape: That is what happen when you rely solely on liars for your information without checking the FACTS for yourself.:help: Health INSURANCE companies are the one who need to provide the coverage as part of the preventive care programs like mammograms, pap smears etc. Why are you sticking to the lie and not the FACTS?:rolleyes:

JN
Mar 7th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Provide the proof where tax payers are required to pay for birth control?:tape: That is what happen when you rely solely on liars for your information without checking the FACTS for yourself.:help: Health INSURANCE companies are the one who need to provide the coverage as part of the preventive care programs like mammograms, pap smears etc. Why are you sticking to the lie and not the FACTS?:rolleyes:

Because FACTS FAIL him 99% of the time.

JN
Mar 8th, 2012, 01:47 AM
So far, Sleep Number (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436723/second-advertiser-pulls-out-from-limbaugh/), The Sleep Train (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/02/436264/advertiser-limbaugh-fluke/), Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/03/437205/carbonite-drops-limbaugh/), ProFlowers, Tax Resolution, AOL (https://www.facebook.com/aol/posts/356690557687629), Bonobos, Sears (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438178/10th-advertiser-bonobos-drops-limbaugh/), Allstate Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438314/allstate-insurance-becomes-12th-company-to-drop-limbaugh/), Sensa, Bare Escentuals, Vitacost, Hadeed Carpet, Thompson Creek Windows, PolyCom, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438585/five-more-advertisers-drop-rush-limbaugh-bringing-total-to-20/), Geico, John Deere, Stamps.com, St. Vincent’s Medical Center (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/), Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Philadelphia Orchestra, Goodwill Industries, Heart & Body Extract, Netflix (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/), Downeast Energy, Capitol One (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439153/breaking-capital-one-drop-ads-from-rush-limbaugh/), JCPenney (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439229/jcpenney-drops-rush/), Matrix Direct, Reputation Rhino, Consolidated Credit, Constant Contact, RSVP Discount Beverage, Cunningham Security (http://www.pressherald.com/news/limbaugh-show-loses-2-more-local-advertisers_2012-03-07.html), Regal Assets (http://www.sys-con.com/node/2195443), Freedom Debt Relief, Norway Savings Bank, Portland Ovations, The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and O’Reilly Auto Parts (https://www.facebook.com/OreillyAutoParts/posts/10151387918670393) have pulled ads from [Limbaugh's show.]

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/))

Dawn Marie
Mar 8th, 2012, 02:30 AM
Look, tennisbum79...I overall tend to agree with you on most subjects, but sometimes you argue just for the sake of arguing, and I won't allow you to drag me there.
What I said was not a false equivalency. I hope you see that. I said that misogyny knows no boundaries, not that liberals approach women rights the same way as conservatives. And sorry to break this to you, but a guy who calls women 'sluts' is not a progressive thinker, therefore doesn't fall under that category.
Well said!

tennisbum79
Mar 8th, 2012, 02:42 AM
So far, Sleep Number (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436723/second-advertiser-pulls-out-from-limbaugh/), The Sleep Train (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/02/436264/advertiser-limbaugh-fluke/), Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/03/437205/carbonite-drops-limbaugh/), ProFlowers, Tax Resolution, AOL (https://www.facebook.com/aol/posts/356690557687629), Bonobos, Sears (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438178/10th-advertiser-bonobos-drops-limbaugh/), Allstate Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438314/allstate-insurance-becomes-12th-company-to-drop-limbaugh/), Sensa, Bare Escentuals, Vitacost, Hadeed Carpet, Thompson Creek Windows, PolyCom, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438585/five-more-advertisers-drop-rush-limbaugh-bringing-total-to-20/), Geico, John Deere, Stamps.com, St. Vincent’s Medical Center (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/), Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Philadelphia Orchestra, Goodwill Industries, Heart & Body Extract, Netflix (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/), Downeast Energy, Capitol One (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439153/breaking-capital-one-drop-ads-from-rush-limbaugh/), JCPenney (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439229/jcpenney-drops-rush/), Matrix Direct, Reputation Rhino, Consolidated Credit, Constant Contact, RSVP Discount Beverage, Cunningham Security (http://www.pressherald.com/news/limbaugh-show-loses-2-more-local-advertisers_2012-03-07.html), Regal Assets (http://www.sys-con.com/node/2195443), Freedom Debt Relief, Norway Savings Bank, Portland Ovations, The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and O’Reilly Auto Parts (https://www.facebook.com/OreillyAutoParts/posts/10151387918670393) have pulled ads from [Limbaugh's show.]

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/))
I am quite surprised that a Girls Scouts chapter was even running ads on Limbaugh, given Rush propensity to demean women.
The guy has been calling women these girls aspire to feminazi for years and years

AjdeNate!
Mar 8th, 2012, 10:54 PM
The count so far: 45 advertisers have left.

Vlover
Mar 8th, 2012, 11:16 PM
So far, Sleep Number (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436723/second-advertiser-pulls-out-from-limbaugh/), The Sleep Train (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/03/02/436264/advertiser-limbaugh-fluke/), Quicken Loans, Legal Zoom, Citrix, Carbonite (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/03/437205/carbonite-drops-limbaugh/), ProFlowers, Tax Resolution, AOL (https://www.facebook.com/aol/posts/356690557687629), Bonobos, Sears (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438178/10th-advertiser-bonobos-drops-limbaugh/), Allstate Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/05/438314/allstate-insurance-becomes-12th-company-to-drop-limbaugh/), Sensa, Bare Escentuals, Vitacost, Hadeed Carpet, Thompson Creek Windows, PolyCom, Service Magic, AccuQuote Life Insurance (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438585/five-more-advertisers-drop-rush-limbaugh-bringing-total-to-20/), Geico, John Deere, Stamps.com, St. Vincent’s Medical Center (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/438817/four-more-advertisers-ditching-rush-limbaugh/), Bethesda Sedation Dentistry, Cascades Dental, Philadelphia Orchestra, Goodwill Industries, Heart & Body Extract, Netflix (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/), Downeast Energy, Capitol One (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439153/breaking-capital-one-drop-ads-from-rush-limbaugh/), JCPenney (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/06/439229/jcpenney-drops-rush/), Matrix Direct, Reputation Rhino, Consolidated Credit, Constant Contact, RSVP Discount Beverage, Cunningham Security (http://www.pressherald.com/news/limbaugh-show-loses-2-more-local-advertisers_2012-03-07.html), Regal Assets (http://www.sys-con.com/node/2195443), Freedom Debt Relief, Norway Savings Bank, Portland Ovations, The Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington and O’Reilly Auto Parts (https://www.facebook.com/OreillyAutoParts/posts/10151387918670393) have pulled ads from [Limbaugh's show.]

(Source (http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/03/02/436852/rush-limbaugh-advertisers/))
While we are on advertising, how apt is this for Rush's right wing so called "family values" audience.:lol:
Ashley Madison, adult dating service that encourages infidelity, offers to buy up Rush Limbaugh ad time - http://t.co/PgmpsbmG

tennisbum79
Mar 9th, 2012, 01:34 AM
The count so far: 45 advertisers have left.
Anybody keeping a list of the replacement?
Rush said he will find replacement for those leaving.

This was really the worst timing for Rush

Virginia and other GOP states passing not only laws restricting access to abortion, but also mandating exremely invasive procedures into the woman body
Presidential candidate Santorum make contraception a center theme of his campaign
There was also an anniversary celebration of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 signed by Obama in hir first year. This law was defeated by republicans in 2007. McCain in opposition, Obama in favor. The bill amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964) stating that the 180-day statute of limitations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statute_of_limitations) for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new discriminatory paycheck.
March is International Women month, meaning mothers and daughters are extremely attuned to women issues. There were probably conversations between mothers and daughters, where mother will remind daughters how things used to be, then along comes Rush(and Santorum) to remind everyone maybe things could go back to how they were.As you can see, there was a highten sensitivity to women issues these past 2 or 3 weeks, it is with that backdrop that Rush decided to go on his vitriol against Miss Fluke and woemen in general.

Helen Lawson
Mar 9th, 2012, 01:40 AM
I'm shocked about these advertisers even ever went to him in the first place. Boycott them anyway.

Sears has Kim Kardashian and Rush Limbaugh, no wonder the store is failing.

Bayo
Mar 9th, 2012, 02:24 AM
I'm shocked about these advertisers even ever went to him in the first place. Boycott them anyway.

My sentiments.

These inflammatory comments have attracted tons of attention, but I can only imagine what other repulsive things he says on a daily basis that sail under the radar.

wta_zuperfann
Mar 9th, 2012, 12:15 PM
good to see that several stations have dropped Limpb@lls show from their schedule

hopefully, many more will do the same

Vlover
Mar 9th, 2012, 04:29 PM
My sentiments.

These inflammatory comments have attracted tons of attention, but I can only imagine what other repulsive things he says on a daily basis that sail under the radar.
He has been degrading women for years but mostly women in the public therefore he got away with it but this time he went too far, going after a young woman who is a private citizen.
good to see that several stations have dropped Limpb@lls show from their schedule

hopefully, many more will do the same
If people call their local radio programming manager to complain that will be effective also.

plantman
Mar 9th, 2012, 04:46 PM
He has been degrading women for years but mostly women in the public therefore he got away with it but this time he went too far, going after a young woman who is a private citizen.

If people call their local radio programming manager to complain that will be effective also.

I guess what you're saying is.... If you're a conservative women, shut up and take it Bitch. Your fake ass concern for this "private citizen" is :lol:! If the degrading for one group of women is fine by you, then I suspect this type of language will continue.

JN
Mar 9th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Rush Limbaugh tries to rewrite history, scrubs transcripts calling Sandra Fluke a slut & asking for sex videos of her (http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-tries-to-rewrite-history.html)

Posted by Eclectablog

Dude, ever heard of "Google cache"???

I can't imagine why he thinks this is going to change one goddam thing but human swine Rush Limbaugh has scrubbed the transcripts of the show where he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a slut and where he said women receiving contraception through their health insurance should be required to post videos of themselves having sex onto the internet.

Scrubbed (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/03/rush-scrubs-demand-for-fluke-sex-tapes/49643/).RushLimbaugh.com appears to have removed parts of his radio transcripts from February 29 and March 1 in which he called Sandra Fluke a "slut" and demanded a sex tape as a thank you to taxpayers for subsidizing her birth control. The links to "Butts Sisters Are Safe From Newt and Rick" and "Left Freaks Out Over My Fluke Remarks" now show blank stretches of white space. On March 3, Limbaugh posted an apology on his website. On March 5, he apologized at length on his show. In between, he was not apologetic at all. It's the first round of insults and that bit of doubling down that appear to have been scrubbed.
When you consider all of the skabillions of webpages that exist on the internet now that quote those odious comments, you really have to wonder what the hell he thinks this is going to accomplish.

Here's a screenshot of the page that used to exist (http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/03/01/left_freaks_out_over_my_fluke_remarks) where he suggested women post sex videos. It was titled "Left Freaks Out Over My Fluke Remarks":

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/RushScrubbed.jpg (http://bloggingformichigan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/RushScrubbed.jpg)
Click for larger version

Nuthin' but empty white space. Gone.

Scrubbed.

young_gunner913
Mar 9th, 2012, 07:34 PM
I'm shocked about these advertisers even ever went to him in the first place. Boycott them anyway.

Same here.

Apparently there was a story last night that Sleep Train tried to actually go back to Rush and Rush refused to have to allow them to have a slot again. Anyone know any truth to this?

AjdeNate!
Mar 9th, 2012, 08:47 PM
Giggles: http://front.moveon.org/the-most-pleasant-1-minute-of-rush-limbaughs-career/?rc=fb.fan

JN
Mar 9th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Giggles: http://front.moveon.org/the-most-pleasant-1-minute-of-rush-limbaughs-career/?rc=fb.fan

So relaxing. :cool:

Vlover
Mar 10th, 2012, 12:02 AM
I guess what you're saying is.... If you're a conservative women, shut up and take it Bitch. Your fake ass concern for this "private citizen" is :lol:! If the degrading for one group of women is fine by you, then I suspect this type of language will continue.
Who are the conservative women that Rush constantly call "feminazi" and other disparaging names?:confused: I know he disparages Hillary, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, NOW president and other progressive women for years now. Who did I tell or want to shut up and take it bitch?:rolleyes:

mykarma
Mar 10th, 2012, 02:51 AM
Who are the conservative women that Rush constantly call "feminazi" and other disparaging names?:confused: I know he disparages Hillary, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, NOW president and other progressive women for years now. Who did I tell or want to shut up and take it bitch?:rolleyes:
Don't worry about it you know Plantman and his cohort make shyt up whenever it's convenient. When you challenge them about the lies they just ignore it as though they didn't say a thing. :)

plantman
Mar 10th, 2012, 03:28 AM
Factor Investigation: Ex-Obama Official Running Sandra Fluke

By Bill O'Reilly

As we reported last night, "The Factor" believes that the Sandra Fluke contraception controversy was manufactured to divert attention away from the Obama administration's disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control and the morning after pill. That might very well be unconstitutional.

Anyway, we're having trouble tracking down just who is sending Sandra around to the media. It's very strange. So far, the 30-year-old activist has appeared on eight national news programs where she was not challenged at all

Now, late today we found out that Ms. Fluke is now being repped by the progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director is the managing editor... a-ha.

So, this whole deal comes back to the White House, at least indirectly
http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/2012/03/08/factor-investigation-ex-obama-official-running-sandra-fluke

:facepalm: Private Citizen? Far from it!!

miffedmax
Mar 10th, 2012, 03:42 AM
"is now being repped by" certainly implies she engaged the company AFTER she was slandered by Limbaugh.

:facepalm: White House connection? Far from it!!

JN
Mar 10th, 2012, 06:35 AM
Don't worry about it you know Plantman and his cohort make shyt up whenever it's convenient. When you challenge them about the lies they just ignore it as though they didn't say a thing. :)

Damn, I was about to reply to Vlover almost verbatim with what you said here. :lol: It says loads when a question you asked is answered and you choose to ignore it.

I remember someone asking plantman what his name meant, with his answer being something to the effect of working in horticulture. Dude lives in Alaska, doesn't he? WTF? How about I move to Brazil to study glaciers? http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/22.gif

It's obvious that the "plant" in plantman denotes his being a right-wing plant in this and probably other online forums. How else can his MO be explained? Plantman, how much is the RNC paying you to make a complete fool of the GOP on a daily basis, cuz you're certainly not doing them any favors?

JN
Mar 10th, 2012, 06:54 AM
Factor Investigation: Ex-Obama Official Running Sandra Fluke

By Bill O'Reilly

As we reported last night, "The Factor" believes that the Sandra Fluke contraception controversy was manufactured to divert attention away from the Obama administration's disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control and the morning after pill. That might very well be unconstitutional.

Funny that Sandra Fluke's addressing Congress was in direct response to the right-wing backlash to the Obama administration's decision to make insurance companies, NOT Catholic organizations, provide coverage for contraceptives. Way to divert attention! :rolleyes:

Anyway, we're having trouble tracking down just who is sending Sandra around to the media. It's very strange. So far, the 30-year-old activist has appeared on eight national news programs where she was not challenged at allBut that doesn't stop Fox "News" from reporting their beliefs as facts.

Now, late today we found out that Ms. Fluke is now being repped by the progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director is the managing editor... a-ha.And??? :confused: Do you expect a conservative PR agency to represent her?

So, this whole deal comes back to the White House, at least indirectly
http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/2012/03/08/factor-investigation-ex-obama-official-running-sandra-fluke"at least indirectly" = not at all.

:facepalm: Private Citizen? Far from it!!Ignorant conclusion based on overtly biased misinformation requiring no detailed debunking.

tennisbum79
Mar 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM
What really bothers Rush is that other people are having "so much sex"... and he is not able to have any

OAF9s6n5cBY&feature=player_embedded#!

mykarma
Mar 10th, 2012, 02:57 PM
What really bothers Rush is that other people are having "so much sex"... and he is not able to have any

OAF9s6n5cBY&feature=player_embedded#!
Anyone that believes what comes out of that idiots mouth is a big a fool as he is. Why doesn't someone tell that fool that birth control doesn't work like Viagra and can't imagine how someone can support a man that can without any guilt go viral like he does toward any woman? I can only imagine how he abuses his wife when she gets out of line.

Vlover
Mar 10th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Why doesn't someone tell that fool that birth control doesn't work like Viagra.
Remember last year when Rush was on vacation and was hoptalizd with heart problems? I suspect this could have been a side effect of taking Viagra.;) Could it be that he had to scale back on the frequency of taking Viagra or even had to give up taking it altogether. Maybe this could explain his obsession and jealousy of women who are enjoying sex.

Helen Lawson
Mar 11th, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Don't worry about it you know Plantman and his cohort make shyt up whenever it's convenient. When you challenge them about the lies they just ignore it as though they didn't say a thing. :)

Flat wrong, keep posting that, and I'll keep responding, I gave you multiple google search results that you chose to ignore. Hardly being ignored. :confused:

mykarma
Mar 11th, 2012, 07:56 PM
Flat wrong, keep posting that, and I'll keep responding, I gave you multiple google search results that you chose to ignore. Hardly being ignored. :confused:
There are no google searches for out right lies.

WozLolz
Mar 12th, 2012, 02:47 AM
"Plantman," is this account yours? http://www.twitter.com/sandrathefluke :confused:

It's weird how detractors of Ms. Fluke have to lie about her and what she said in order to make their ill-informed "points." As Mr. Colbert has said, "facts have a liberal bias." It's a shame how conservatives are oft allergic to them.

Oh, and while we're at it, I cannot stand this f*cktard: http://www.twitter.com/chris1791_ :o

Okay. :wavey: I love Sandra Fluke, by the way, in case it wasn't clear. :hearts:

plantman
Mar 12th, 2012, 06:35 PM
The Fluke Charade: A Middle-Age Child's Nutty Demand

By MARK STEYN

I'm writing this from Australia, so, if I'm not quite up to speed on recent events in the United States, bear with me — the telegraph updates are a bit slow here in the bush. As I understand it, Sandra Fluke is a young coed who attends Georgetown Law, and recently testified before Congress.

Oh, wait, no. Update: It wasn't a Congressional hearing; the Democrats just got it up to look like one, like summer stock, with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid doing the show right here in the barn, and providing a cardboard set for the world premiere of Miss Fluke Goes To Washington, with full supporting cast led by Chuck Schumer strolling in through the French windows in tennis whites and drawling, "Anyone for bull****?"

Oh, and the "young coed" turns out to be 30, which is what less-evolved cultures refer to as early middle age. She's a couple of years younger than Mozart was at the time he croaked, but, if the Dems are to be believed, the plucky little Grade 24 schoolgirl has already made an even greater contribution to humanity. She's had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else (and this is where one is obliged to tiptoe cautiously, lest offense is given to gallant defenders of the good name of American maidenhood such as the many prestigious soon-to-be-former sponsors of this column who've booked Bill Maher for their corporate retreat with his amusing "Sarah Palin is a c***" routine ...

Where was I? Oh, yes. The brave middle-aged schoolgirl had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else pay for her sex life.

Well, as noted above, she's attending Georgetown, a nominally Catholic seat of learning, so how expensive can that be?

Alas, Georgetown is so nominally Catholic that the cost of her sex life runs to three grand — and, according to the star witness, 40% of female students "struggle financially" because of the heavy burden of maintaining a respectable level of pre-marital sex at a Jesuit institution.

As I said, I'm on the other side of the planet, so maybe I'm not getting this. But I'd say the core issue here is not religious liberty — which in these Godless times the careless swing voter now understands as a code phrase meaning that uptight Republicans who can't get any action want to stop you getting any, too.

http://news.investors.com/article/603899/201203091837/sandra-fluke-demands-someone-pay-for-her-sex-life.htm

:worship:

young_gunner913
Mar 12th, 2012, 06:37 PM
"Plantman," is this account yours? http://www.twitter.com/sandrathefluke :confused:

It's weird how detractors of Ms. Fluke have to lie about her and what she said in order to make their ill-informed "points." As Mr. Colbert has said, "facts have a liberal bias." It's a shame how conservatives are oft allergic to them.

Oh, and while we're at it, I cannot stand this f*cktard: http://www.twitter.com/chris1791_ :o

Okay. :wavey: I love Sandra Fluke, by the way, in case it wasn't clear. :hearts:

It's not weird. It's absolutely disgusting and disgraceful. They need to worry about what's going on in their own houses before they start casting stones at others.

WozLolz
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:30 PM
The Fluke Charade: A Middle-Age Child's Nutty Demand
As I said, I'm on the other side of the planet, so maybe I'm not getting this. But I'd say the core issue here is not religious liberty — which in these Godless times the careless swing voter now understands as a code phrase meaning that uptight Republicans who can't get any action want to stop you getting any, too.


I think it's quite clear that he's not getting it. :) But these types of "writers" need to make up lies in order to get a following of rabid, Christofascists, foaming at the mouth to take a swipe at a woman who dares to be intelligent and offer an opinion. :eek:

I have yet to hear a conservative actually address the point that Ms. Fluke was making: birth control is used to treat various medical conditions. But whatever.:o This is what you people do, since facts are never on your side.:rolleyes:

It's just a shame that a lovely, intelligent woman's name is being dragged mercilessly through the mud by a bunch of knuckle-dragging Neanderthal thugs with an aversion to truth.

Good day. :hatoff:

Oh, and I had no idea that I was middle-aged, being the same age (1/2 year apart) as Ms. Fluke. Now I know. :rolleyes:


BTW, this is Mark Steyn:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Mark_Steyn.jpg/220px-Mark_Steyn.jpg

Tis no wonder why he's so mad. :drool:

plantman
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:52 PM
I think it's quite clear that he's not getting it. :) But these types of "writers" need to make up lies in order to get a following of rabid, Christofascists, foaming at the mouth to take a swipe at a woman who dares to be intelligent and offer an opinion. :eek:

I have yet to hear a conservative actually address the point that Ms. Fluke was making: birth control is used to treat various medical conditions. But whatever.:o This is what you people do, since facts are never on your side.:rolleyes:

It's just a shame that a lovely, intelligent woman's name is being dragged mercilessly through the mud by a bunch of knuckle-dragging Neanderthal thugs with an aversion to truth.

Good day. :hatoff:

Oh, and I had no idea that I was middle-aged, being the same age (1/2 year apart) as Ms. Fluke. Now I know. :rolleyes:


BTW, this is Mark Steyn:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8a/Mark_Steyn.jpg/220px-Mark_Steyn.jpg

Tis no wonder why he's so mad. :drool:

"Mad"? He's just calling it like he see's it.

JN
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:55 PM
Mad? He's just calling it like he see's it.

How does seeing thru right-wing bullshit equate to the poster being mad?

plantman
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:56 PM
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8766/fluke.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/fluke.png/)

:haha:

plantman
Mar 12th, 2012, 07:59 PM
How does seeing thru right-wing bullshit equate to the poster being mad?

I didn't say WozLolz was mad. I think you need to take a break!:tape:

WozLolz
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:00 PM
Mad? He's just calling it like he see's it.

Quite obviously, he didn't SEE the testimony. But that doesn't stop a good knuckle-dragger from lying his ginger head off. :hearts:

The text:
abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd hearing.pdf

The youtube:
xlRC0nsjtKQ

plantman
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Left-wing Comedians Bill Maher and Louis C.K. Feel Limbaugh Backlash

Rush Limbaugh says something inappropriate, the Left refuses to accept his apology, and a stupid crusade to take him off the air ensues

Thankfully, the Left is currently losing this war. Limbaugh now finds himself in a position to tell the cowardly advertisers who fled him and are now crawling back to go pound sand. But as a consequence of a war his side started, Louis C.K. has now had to give up a prestigious gig and Bill Maher's million dollar donation to Obama's Super PAC is blowing back hard on the President and is now a gift that will keep on giving to Republicans until the money is returned.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/10/Left-Wing-Comedians-Maher-Louis%20CK

End of story!

JN
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:11 PM
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8766/fluke.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/fluke.png/)

:haha:

http://www.tennisforum.com/customavatars/avatar44483_1.gif and http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/pigboy-clown.jpg

Birds of a feather...

JN
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:13 PM
I didn't say WozLolz was mad. I think you need to take a break!:tape:

Then disregard all but the "right-wing bullshit" part.

AjdeNate!
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Left-wing Comedians Bill Maher and Louis C.K. Feel Limbaugh Backlash

Rush Limbaugh says something inappropriate, the Left refuses to accept his apology, and a stupid crusade to take him off the air ensues

Thankfully, the Left is currently losing this war. Limbaugh now finds himself in a position to tell the cowardly advertisers who fled him and are now crawling back to go pound sand. But as a consequence of a war his side started, Louis C.K. has now had to give up a prestigious gig and Bill Maher's million dollar donation to Obama's Super PAC is blowing back hard on the President and is now a gift that will keep on giving to Republicans until the money is returned.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/10/Left-Wing-Comedians-Maher-Louis%20CK

End of story!

:lol: The left is now losing? Really? I don't see how. And Rush 'apologized'? He said he was sorry for using the word slut and prostitute. He didn't apologize for vilifying Ms. Fluke or requesting to see her sex tape online. It was nowhere near even a half-assed apology.

WozLolz
Mar 13th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Sandra Fluke: Slurs won't silence women

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/13/opinion/fluke-contraception/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

:drool: Her hotness knows NO BOUNDS.

God bless you, Ms. Fluke. :hearts:

plantman
Mar 14th, 2012, 05:00 AM
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2250/distractione.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/distractione.png/)

:tape:

Pureracket
Mar 14th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Again, President Obama's policy is that insurance companies pay for the contraceptives. The policy never called for employers to do it. I can't believe how Republicans allowed this issue to gain traction the way it has.

mykarma
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:43 PM
http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/2250/distractione.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/distractione.png/)

:tape:
That picture is so disrespectful and Ms. Fluke has done nothing to be presented in that manner. That's low even for you.

JN
Mar 14th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Again, President Obama's policy is that insurance companies pay for the contraceptives. The policy never called for employers to do it. I can't believe how Republicans allowed this issue to gain traction the way it has.

That picture is so disrespectful and Ms. Fluke has done nothing to be presented in that manner. That's low even for you.

Come on now, were it not for lying what would a Republicon have going for him? Plantman is only doing what he's been indoctrinated to.

Pureracket
Mar 14th, 2012, 03:56 PM
http://danzigercartoons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/danzcolor5071.jpg

plantman
Mar 14th, 2012, 04:20 PM
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/927/flukefluke.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/845/flukefluke.png/)

JN
Mar 14th, 2012, 07:45 PM
The Right’s Sandra Fluke Conspiracy Theories: A Guide

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/assets_c/2012/03/3-2-sandra-fluke-msnbc-cropped-proto-custom_28.jpg

March 14, 2012, 9:46 AM

Searching for an escape hatch now that the contraception wars are spinning out of their control (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/murkowski-gop-has-spun-out-of-control-on-contraception.php), Republicans and conservatives are working to turn the Sandra Fluke saga into one big liberal conspiracy.

As Fluke vows (http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/13/opinion/fluke-contraception/index.html?hpt=hp_t2) that slurs won’t silence women, here’s a handy guide to the theories floating around on the right about the Georgetown law student who was smeared by Rush Limbaugh and has since created headaches for the GOP.

Conspiracy No. 1: The White House Planted Her!

Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly believes he’s found the smoking gun in the liberal plot: The public relations firm that represents Fluke, SKDKnickerbocker, counts White House alum Anita Dunn among its partners. “A-ha!” O’Reilly declared (http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/2012/03/09/bill-oreilly-who-running-sandra-fluke#ixzz1ojEOlse8) triumphantly. “So this whole deal comes back to the White House.”

SKDKnickerbocker says its dialogue with Fluke began only after she became a household name, but even if that weren’t the case, here’s what O’Reilly’s theory boils down to: The White House secretly enlisted Dunn to convince a woman to testify at a House Republican hearing about contraception, in the hope that she’d be rejected, receive lots of attention for it, later testify at a Dem hearing, get called a “slut” and “prostitute” by Limbaugh and thus embarrass senior Republicans who would be hard-pressed to unequivocally rebuke him.

Conspiracy No. 2: House Democrats Trapped Republicans!

An anonymous “Republican committee source” told (http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/gop-dems-played-games-over-sandra-fluke/408036) The Washington Examiner’s Byron York that House Dems “played games” with the GOP in the run-up to the hearing that lit up the brouhaha. The aide said Dems first proposed Fluke as one of two witness options and, after the GOP chose the other one, insisted they only wanted Fluke and told the other not to show up.

The trouble with that is Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) said (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/02/why-dems-think-theyre-winning-the-contraception-battle.php) at the hearing that it was his own staff who decreed Fluke not “appropriate” or “qualified” to testify. Regardless of whether Dems tried to pull a fast one, the rejection of Fluke from that panel had a lot to do with making her a national story, and that was the GOP’s own doing.

Conspiracy No. 3: Pollster Celinda Lake Orchestrated It!

The conspiracy-laden website WorldNetDaily has discovered (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/www.wnd.com/2012/03/is-this-why-sandra-fluke-testified/) that Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who is believed to have pushed for Fluke to testify, has worked with progressive pollster Celinda Lake. WND connects the dots and finds that Lake “is no bystander on the contraception debate,” arguing that her organization Lake Research Partners has been “one of the driving forces behind the progressive strategy to use contraception as an election issue.”

And although Lake denies any such conspiracy (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/celinda-lake-sandra-fluke-conspiracy_n_1335484.html?ref=politics), WND’s crack team of investigative reporters finds that Lake has worked with a group called the Communications Consortium Media Center, which is funded by a subsidiary of Public Interest Projects, whose president formerly worked at the Sanctuary for Families, where Fluke was once an employee. BOOM!

Conspiracy No. 4: Obama’s Georgetown Connections Masterminded It!

That same WND report (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/www.wnd.com/2012/03/is-this-why-sandra-fluke-testified/) unearths that two law professors at Georgetown University, where Fluke studies, have ties to Obama: John Podesta, the former president of the Center for American Progress who ran Obama’s transition team late 2008, and Rosa Brooks, the administration’s former undersecretary of defense for policy.

The implication seems to be that one, or perhaps both, maybe in tandem with the White House, masterminded the operation. But not even WND’s investigative team was able to determine how it went down. Perhaps they’re all over it.

(Source (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/the-rights-sandra-fluke-conspiracy-theories.php))

JN
Mar 14th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT

Daily Kos poll: Everyone hates Rush Limbaugh (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/14/1074339/-Daily-Kos-poll-Everyone-hates-Rush-Limbaugh)

by Kaili Joy Gray (http://www.dailykos.com/user/Kaili%20Joy%20Gray)Follow (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/14/1074339/-Daily-Kos-poll-Everyone-hates-Rush-Limbaugh#?friend_id=151025&is_stream=1) for Daily Kos (http://www.dailykos.com/blog/main)

http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/3/DailyKosSEIUPoll.jpg (http://www.dailykos.com/weeklytrends)

Despite Rush Limbaugh's claims that sponsors are flocking to him and his slut crusade against Sandra Fluke is actually a nasty, evil plot (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/14/1074302/-Rush-Limbaugh-was-set-up-by-Obama-to-call-Sandra-Fluke-a-slut) by President Obama and the Left and "Mao Tse-tung admirer" Anita Dunn to make Republicans look bad, a new poll (http://www.dailykos.com/weeklypolling/2012/3/8) from Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos & SEIU paints a different picture.

Bottom line? Everyone hates Rush Limbaugh.Q: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Rush Limbaugh?
Favorable: 26
Unfavorable: 58
Not sure: 16
That unfavorable view of Rush is held by a majority of women and men and independents and moderates and every age group and almost every economic group and every region of the country. Just about the only people who don't hate Rush are, no surprise, Republicans, conservatives and teabaggers. And as for Rush's excuse for attacking Sandra Fluke? You know, that Rush Limbaugh was used like a cheap whore to damage the Republican Party? And besides, if she weren't such a slut, he wouldn't have had to call her a slut? Yeah, that's not going over too well either.Q: Did you think the comments Rush Limbaugh made about Sandra Fluke last week were appropriate or inappropriate?
Appropriate: 16
Inappropriate: 70
Not sure: 14
That includes Republicans and conservatives, by the way. Even the groups who have a favorable view of Rush didn't approve of his attacks on Ms. Fluke. These numbers aren't exactly surprising. As Hunter reported (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/03/1069206/-Harris-Poll-crowns-Rush-Limbaugh-America-s-least-favorite-political-pundit?detail=hide) earlier this month, a Harris Poll found Rush Limbaugh to be the least liked political pundit in the nation:Out of a list of 26 news and punditry fixtures, 46 percent of all respondents picked Rush Limbaugh as their "least favorite."And that poll was conducted before Rush attacked Sandra Fluke. Clearly, his attacks on Ms. Fluke didn't exactly boost his popularity. But you go ahead, Rush, and keep attacking women and then blaming those mean Democrats and their Jedi mind tricks for setting you up to look like the ginormous gasbag of fail you are. It's working so well for you.

Click here to email Rush Limbaugh's sponsors to tell them to pull their support for his radio show for good (http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=85).

laschutz
Mar 14th, 2012, 09:55 PM
well this poll doesn't say anything about limbaugh's audience and "fans" which are nearly 95% or more white men... either rich and self absorbed losers and trash who happen to be rich ( yes a wealthy person can still be trash) or uneducated and racist and bigoted and narrow minded and sexist and ageism and god knows what else....

JN
Mar 14th, 2012, 10:05 PM
well this poll doesn't say anything about limbaugh's audience and "fans" which are nearly 95% or more white men... either rich and self absorbed losers and trash who happen to be rich ( yes a wealthy person can still be trash) or uneducated and racist and bigoted and narrow minded and sexist and ageism and god knows what else....

The poll specifically notes, "Just about the only people who don't hate Rush are, no surprise, Republicans, conservatives and teabaggers." They're in that 26%.

WozLolz
Mar 15th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Judging from the nasty trolls on the Boycott Rush facebook groups, PigMan supporters are at least 90% white male (40+).:o Occasionally, a white woman with no self-respect or intelligence will pop up. :o They all have the exact same talking points, so you know someone else is doing their thinking for them.:o They clearly have no idea what the 1st amendment actually is.:rolleyes:

Generally, Rush fans are from more rural areas; they have no regard for the truth; they obviously can't read because then they wouldn't be libeling Ms. Fluke or misrepresenting her testimony; and they look like they eat squirrel for dinner (though I can't quite tell if they eat roadkill or if they actually kill the squirrels). :eek: They're lower-middle class and Rush preys on their bigotries. They feel powerless because of their economic condition, so the way they feel more "empowered" is by believing women suck, blacks suck, gays suck (:lol:), the disabled suck, people on government assistance suck, etc. Having someone lower on the totem pole makes them feel more like "men." How embarrassing.:o

The saddest part is that they're voting against their own economic interests.:[ They're voting to make themselves poorer and the rich richer. They think Rush and the "Corporations are People" Party care about them. It's really quite sad.:tape: You get what you vote for.

laschutz
Mar 15th, 2012, 02:45 PM
right on wozlolz! exactly right! so downright scary, pathetic and unbelievable that this man and i use the word "man" very loosely even had a career in the first place and continues to have one.. 15 million listeners? 600 radio stations!? .. that is a heck of alot of stupidity and bigotry in all it's forms going around!...

the question i wonder is: does limbaugh actually BELIEVE IN HIS SOUL AND MIND the things he says? or does he on PURPOSE say this stuff not believing it but knowing he'll get a rise out of people, attention, listeners, and therefore huge profits for not only him but his corporation bosses..

either way a sick way to live... this person must not have a mirror in his house.....

you know these people are idiots when the person they are listening is in every way the opposite of what they are supposed to be against in terms of fidelity, no drugs, supposedly christian values of no profanity, etcetera.....

miffedmax
Mar 15th, 2012, 02:55 PM
I which y'all would quit saying Rush is racist when we know how much he loves the Lords Resistance Army.:oh:

plantman
Mar 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM
I wonder what Joe the plumber must be thinkin'

JN
Mar 16th, 2012, 07:21 AM
I wonder what Joe the plumber must be thinkin'
Feel the insignificance... breathe it...
____


With permission, here's a comment on this same issue by a good friend of mine on another political forum:


I agree that he should have lost sponsors long ago and there have been efforts on this front in the past that were actually nominally successful. Too, there has been plenty of outrage with his literally thousands of other attacks as well that never really gained any traction because he would go on to something else the next day. However, there might be a distinction without a difference -- but I don't think so -- between a five minute rant here and a 10 minute rant there [no matter how vile] regarding a public figure and the relentless three-day, nine-hour, three-dimensional, if you will, slandering and demeaning of a soft target like Sandra Fluke by a professional bully, as Republican operative Steve Schmidt called him today.

There was something -- even for him -- not just particularly vituperative and unhinged, but creepy, smarmy and unctuous as well about these misogynistic attacks, which I think took him out of the realm of we-can-barely-tolerate-the man-but-we-will-because-we-have-to category to somewhere so far beyond the pale that it has been able to garner the groundswell of support that it has. Rush exercised his right to free speech and so did the American people!

While she can likely now be considered a public figure, this young woman testifying before Congress did not make her so and not only did this man assail her relentlessly [Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch and see what we are getting for our money; she is having so much sex, she must have men lined up around around the corner; her parents must be so ashamed of her; if we are paying for this, this makes women prostitutes and sluts; she's having so much sex, it is amazing she can still walk; this is a woman who is immoral, baseless and has no purpose in life in addition to 48 separate/different/other smears...], but his attacks were framed in outright lies of this being a government entitlement program to provide women with free contraception, which is equally destructive, toxic and corrosive to the political/public discourse as you have millions of people making judgements, forming opinions and voting against their interests based on this kind of damaging disinformation......disinformation that Fox is still pushing, by the way.

As well, this attack resonated with millions [just like we all know that the hysterical, truly evil-spirited reviling of President Obama is a repudiation and derogation of all blacks leaving us feeling that if the President of the United States, the very best of us, cannot get respect, what hope do the rest of us have?] because it is an unhinged, unprovoked, unmitigated attack on ALL women; a consignment of us [even a punishment for those who dare to stand up and ask for a little equality, if not dignity, in this country that is trying its damndest to turn the clock back 100 years] all to the level of chattel, second-class citizens and/or undeserving whores, which not only women realized, but the men who love and respect women did/do as well.

If he had stopped after the first day after the initial outcry, this likely would not be happening. However, this man has been so used to thumbing his nose at the rest of America, and getting away with it; so used to writing his own ticket that he doubled-down on Ms. Fluke a second day and went all in again for a third day, which took many aback, I think. I know I was stunned at the hyper-arrogance, tone-deafness and hubris he displayed!

For 20 or so years, Rush Limbaugh has been the loudest, most vociferous trafficker in hate-speech and a major contributor to the coarsening of the political tone in this nation. This thing, though, was the tipping point, the straw, if you will.... Do I think we should have gotten there sooner? Absolutely, but that doesn't make me any less happy that we are there now!

Williamsser
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:21 PM
Maher: Me calling Palin a ‘c---’ is different than Limbaugh calling Fluke a ‘slut’

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1039704.1331896896!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/index_140/image.jpg

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bill-maher-calling-sarah-palin-a-c-totally-limbaugh-calling-sandra-fluke-a-slut-article-1.1039705

Bill Maher wants the world to know that he’s no Rush Limbaugh.

The liberal comedian, who has been ripped by the right for previously calling Sarah Palin a “c---” is arguing his name calling is completely different from Limbaugh, who branded Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

Maher told ABC News’ Jake Tapper on Thursday that Limbaugh’s insult wasn’t fair game because Fluke is a private citizen.

Limbaugh “went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women’s rights all year, on the public airwaves,” the HBO host argued.

“I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people ‘terrorist’ and ‘unAmerican’... The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts,” he added.

Limbaugh came under fire earlier this month after he called Fluke a “prostitute” and “slut” for speaking to Congress about the need to expand birth control coverage. He has since apologized, although several advertisers pulled their commercials from his show.

In the aftermath of the Fluke controversy, critics pointed to Maher and said there was a double standard for liberals using derogatory language against conservative women.

Maher called Palin a “c---” and a “dumb twat” during a stand-up show last year.

WozLolz
Mar 16th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Your friend rocks my socks, JN.:hearts: Enough is enough, indeed. Rush has contributed heavily to the extreme turn to the right the Republican party has taken in the last several years, especially since Bush thieved the 2000 election, took us into a phony war based on forged documents, etc., etc.:tape: Unfortunately, the Democrats are following them rightward (on economics, at least).:rolleyes:

How Republicans continue to trick the populace is directly related (in my opinion) to the absolute LIES Fox "News" and talk radio hosts spew. They will continually tell viewers/listeners that ONLY they are correct; every other media source is lying. These lies are then reported on other media outlets. It's a cycle. The lies keep being told; the populace votes for people who won't regulate the media. The media keep telling lies and the votes keep coming in for no regulation (and tax cuts for the rich). It's sick. :rolleyes:

It should be a given that news be factual. But not in the USA. :o

------
Additionally, I have never once wondered what Joe the Plumber was thinking. ;)

mykarma
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Maher: Me calling Palin a ‘c---’ is different than Limbaugh calling Fluke a ‘slut’

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1039704.1331896896!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/index_140/image.jpg

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bill-maher-calling-sarah-palin-a-c-totally-limbaugh-calling-sandra-fluke-a-slut-article-1.1039705

Bill Maher wants the world to know that he’s no Rush Limbaugh.

The liberal comedian, who has been ripped by the right for previously calling Sarah Palin a “c---” is arguing his name calling is completely different from Limbaugh, who branded Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

Maher told ABC News’ Jake Tapper on Thursday that Limbaugh’s insult wasn’t fair game because Fluke is a private citizen.

Limbaugh “went after a civilian about very specific behavior, that was a lie, speaking for a party that has systematically gone after women’s rights all year, on the public airwaves,” the HBO host argued.

“I used a rude word about a public figure who gives as good as she gets, who’s called people ‘terrorist’ and ‘unAmerican’... The First Amendment was specifically designed for citizens to insult politicians. Libel laws were written to protect law students speaking out on political issues from getting called whores by Oxycontin addicts,” he added.

Limbaugh came under fire earlier this month after he called Fluke a “prostitute” and “slut” for speaking to Congress about the need to expand birth control coverage. He has since apologized, although several advertisers pulled their commercials from his show.

In the aftermath of the Fluke controversy, critics pointed to Maher and said there was a double standard for liberals using derogatory language against conservative women.

Maher called Palin a “c---” and a “dumb twat” during a stand-up show last year.
I agree with every word of Maher's explanation, don't you?

mykarma
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:11 PM
Feel the insignificance... breathe it...
____


With permission, here's a comment on this same issue by a good friend of mine on another political forum:


I agree that he should have lost sponsors long ago and there have been efforts on this front in the past that were actually nominally successful. Too, there has been plenty of outrage with his literally thousands of other attacks as well that never really gained any traction because he would go on to something else the next day. However, there might be a distinction without a difference -- but I don't think so -- between a five minute rant here and a 10 minute rant there [no matter how vile] regarding a public figure and the relentless three-day, nine-hour, three-dimensional, if you will, slandering and demeaning of a soft target like Sandra Fluke by a professional bully, as Republican operative Steve Schmidt called him today.

There was something -- even for him -- not just particularly vituperative and unhinged, but creepy, smarmy and unctuous as well about these misogynistic attacks, which I think took him out of the realm of we-can-barely-tolerate-the man-but-we-will-because-we-have-to category to somewhere so far beyond the pale that it has been able to garner the groundswell of support that it has. Rush exercised his right to free speech and so did the American people!

While she can likely now be considered a public figure, this young woman testifying before Congress did not make her so and not only did this man assail her relentlessly [Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch and see what we are getting for our money; she is having so much sex, she must have men lined up around around the corner; her parents must be so ashamed of her; if we are paying for this, this makes women prostitutes and sluts; she's having so much sex, it is amazing she can still walk; this is a woman who is immoral, baseless and has no purpose in life in addition to 48 separate/different/other smears...], but his attacks were framed in outright lies of this being a government entitlement program to provide women with free contraception, which is equally destructive, toxic and corrosive to the political/public discourse as you have millions of people making judgements, forming opinions and voting against their interests based on this kind of damaging disinformation......disinformation that Fox is still pushing, by the way.

As well, this attack resonated with millions [just like we all know that the hysterical, truly evil-spirited reviling of President Obama is a repudiation and derogation of all blacks leaving us feeling that if the President of the United States, the very best of us, cannot get respect, what hope do the rest of us have?] because it is an unhinged, unprovoked, unmitigated attack on ALL women; a consignment of us [even a punishment for those who dare to stand up and ask for a little equality, if not dignity, in this country that is trying its damndest to turn the clock back 100 years] all to the level of chattel, second-class citizens and/or undeserving whores, which not only women realized, but the men who love and respect women did/do as well.

If he had stopped after the first day after the initial outcry, this likely would not be happening. However, this man has been so used to thumbing his nose at the rest of America, and getting away with it; so used to writing his own ticket that he doubled-down on Ms. Fluke a second day and went all in again for a third day, which took many aback, I think. I know I was stunned at the hyper-arrogance, tone-deafness and hubris he displayed!

For 20 or so years, Rush Limbaugh has been the loudest, most vociferous trafficker in hate-speech and a major contributor to the coarsening of the political tone in this nation. This thing, though, was the tipping point, the straw, if you will.... Do I think we should have gotten there sooner? Absolutely, but that doesn't make me any less happy that we are there now!
Fabulous. :hearts:

JN
Mar 16th, 2012, 02:42 PM
Maher: Me calling Palin a ‘c---’ is different than Limbaugh calling Fluke a ‘slut’

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1039704.1331896896%21/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/index_140/image.jpg

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/bill-maher-calling-sarah-palin-a-c-totally-limbaugh-calling-sandra-fluke-a-slut-article-1.1039705

Bill Maher wants the world to know that he’s no Rush Limbaugh.

The liberal comedian, who has been ripped by the right for previously calling Sarah Palin a “c---” is arguing his name calling is completely different from Limbaugh, who branded Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a “slut.”

- snip -

Like Joe Lieberman, Bill Maher is an Independent.

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Your friend says some great stuff, JN.

On the other hand, I don't entirely agree with Maher, in that there are plenty of nongender-specific terms that describe Palin--"idiot," "liar," "quitter," "ignorant yokel," "buffoon," etc. Her astonishing levels of ignorance, hypocrisy and dishonesty have nothing to do with her being a woman.

mykarma
Mar 16th, 2012, 04:48 PM
Your friend says some great stuff, JN.

On the other hand, I don't entirely agree with Maher, in that there are plenty of nongender-specific terms that describe Palin--"idiot," "liar," "quitter," "ignorant yokel," "buffoon," etc. Her astonishing levels of ignorance, hypocrisy and dishonesty have nothing to do with her being a woman.
I don't think Maher was defending what he called Sarah but who she was and the difference between he and Limbaugh. I agree that no woman she be called any negative name regarding her gender.

JN
Mar 16th, 2012, 06:25 PM
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/rusho.jpg

mykarma
Mar 16th, 2012, 07:29 PM
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z225/dongoliano/rusho.jpg
Ain't that the truth.

miffedmax
Mar 16th, 2012, 07:56 PM
I don't think Maher was defending what he called Sarah but who she was and the difference between he and Limbaugh. I agree that no woman she be called any negative name regarding her gender.

I think that we actually are on the same page, because as I said I agree with Maher that attacking a public figure like Palin is different from attacking a kid in law school (even if she is testifying to Congress). But I don't agree with his attacks centering on the fact she's a woman, just like you (or race, or faith).

But yes, the comparison is apples and oranges, Maher is right about that, just as if I posted a negative blog about, say, Kirilenko's behavior last night vs. posting a long rant about a kid who played my kid in a juniors match.

mykarma
Mar 16th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Just proves that liberals can dish it, but can't take it.
You didn't answer the question.

plantman
Mar 17th, 2012, 05:17 AM
Just proves that liberals can dish it, but can't take it.

THIS

Can you imagine the day when Michelle Obama is refered to as a MEDIA SLUT, and the Obama offspring are made the butt of jokes? I can hardly wait.

It's all out of fun of course. Just claim you're a comedian and every things kosher.

darrinbaker00
Mar 17th, 2012, 05:30 AM
I agree with every word of Maher's explanation, don't you?

I liked Bill Maher's act a lot more when George Carlin did it originally. Besides, a guy who once dated a woman nicknamed "Superhead" ought not make disparaging remarks about another woman.

dybbuk
Mar 17th, 2012, 05:33 AM
THIS

Can you imagine the day when Michelle Obama is refered to as a MEDIA SLUT, and the Obama offspring are made the butt of jokes? I can hardly wait.

It's all out of fun of course. Just claim you're a comedian and every things kosher.

Stop. You know all well as everyone else in the room that you've made a fuss about jokes/insults about Palin and said nothing when Republicans are doing the same thing to liberal women (ie: this thread). This is why political threads on this forum are such a joke, because you (and others, including the liberal side, but mostly you) do this same old song and dance every thread. And I've asked you in here before, was calling her a slut and saying she should post porn to pay for her contraception wrong? If so, why are you defending it so much? Or was it right because a conservative said it?

mykarma
Mar 17th, 2012, 05:35 AM
I liked Bill Maher's act a lot more when George Carlin did it originally. Besides, a guy who once dated a woman nicknamed "Superhead" ought not make disparaging remarks about another woman.
Maher was probably attracted to her because of her name.

plantman
Mar 17th, 2012, 05:42 AM
Stop. You know all well as everyone else in the room that you've made a fuss about jokes/insults about Palin and said nothing when Republicans are doing the same thing to liberal women (ie: this thread). This is why political threads on this forum are such a joke, because you (and others, including the liberal side, but mostly you) do this same old song and dance every thread. And I've asked you in here before, was calling her a slut and saying she should post porn to pay for her contraception wrong? If so, why are you defending it so much? Or was it right because a conservative said it?

No...You fuckin stop! I never said it was ok! If my pointing out the hypocrisy brought you to your delusional assumption then you're dead wrong. Move on.....