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Rush Limbaugh outdoes himself

by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 8:15 AM UTC
Calls college student who testified a ****

The Georgetown law student derided as a "****" and "prostitute" by Rush Limbaugh for her support of women's access to birth control spoke out against the conservative talk show host Friday morning.

Appearing on NBC's "Today," Sandra Fluke said she was "stunned" and "outraged" by Limbaugh's comments, which she deemed "an attempt to silence me, to silence all of us from speaking about the healthcare we need."


OK, dittoheads, let's see you defend the latest diatribe from that hatemonger.
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This is one reason for my post about Ms Fluke
by Steven Haninger / March 2, 2012 / 9:59 AM UTC

I saw the Limbaugh piece the other day and there's also one from Glenn Beck. I thought it best to jump on something more realistic so thanks for being a bit tardy with this. Happy What happens now is the story becomes about Rush and not Ms. Fluke's issue with Georgetown U. The same would go for Beck. When one sees these pieces first, I think they could help make a hero...or is that heroine...out of Ms. Fluke. It would play right into her hands and strengthen her support. It's not in what said, but how it's said sometimes. Limbaugh thinks Ms. Fluke has no right to expect Georgetown U to provide BC in its insurance coverage. I agree with that as well but it's really difficult to find oneself agreeing with an idiot. Sad

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I wonder if Rush has any clue.....
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 10:21 AM UTC

.....how much damage he's done to his side of this argument.

I also wonder whether he voted for Obama in '08 and plans to do it again. After all, a Republican victory can't be as good for ratings.

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As a talk show host
by JP Bill / March 2, 2012 / 11:09 AM UTC

It's easier to complain about someone/some party than it is to find good things to say about the party in power.

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Results coming in now
by Steven Haninger / March 2, 2012 / 11:12 AM UTC
Ms Fluke's response to Rush

She's getting some very kind treatment here and such is what I'd expect. Her almost tearful plea to Ms. Pelosi and family is out there as well...althwhile while Rush plays the part of his usual maniacal broadcast persona. It won't hurt Rush. He's done what he intended but I believe this could easily turn out to be a favor to Ms. Fluke. She's now the victim of a bully and that matters more than the goal she's seeking.
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She got a call from the president.....
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 12:42 PM UTC
In reply to: Results coming in now

.....while being interviewed on TV today.

Wouldn't it be something if this is what finally does Rush Limbaugh in. At the very least, he has done considerable damage to his party's side of the benefits/contraception issue. More than that, and as you noted, he's come off as a bully, a boor and a generally gross and disgusting human being, which is what many of us thought of him all along.

Still waiting for members of his party to denounce what he said and start distancing themselves from him and his hate.

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Also some news that
by Steven Haninger / March 2, 2012 / 1:19 PM UTC

Rush gets no "like" from John Boehner for the remarks either. I thought the Glenn Beck piece was equally as tasteless. That's a shame because Beck can actually do some decent work when he wants to. Rush is another story.

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Boehner....
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 4:19 PM UTC
In reply to: Also some news that

.....sent an aide out, who only went as far as to call the remarks "inappropriate." Hardly a condemnation and Boehner apparently couldn't be bothered to address the matter personally.

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I wouldn't have expected anything at all
by Steven Haninger / March 2, 2012 / 4:57 PM UTC
In reply to: Boehner....

It would seem inappropriate for anyone in government to chastise a private citizen who's not under them in any way. I also get the feeling that Ms. Fluke is tough enough to have not truly been offended by Rush but savvy enough to take advantage of any opportunity to score points for herself. She's obviously not stupid but I'd hope she'll learn how to channel her energy into taking care of her own desires rather than expecting others to provide for them.

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(NT) Maybehe'll call a beer summit???
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 2:28 PM UTC
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Being that Rush is a recovering addict.....
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 4:21 PM UTC

.....that would be in extremely poor taste.

And this is no misunderstanding. One person is clearly in the wrong. There's nothing to discuss.

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Do you recall
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 4:57 PM UTC

the much worse names Bill Mahr called Palin by any chance?

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We're not talking about Bill Maher
by Josh K / March 2, 2012 / 5:19 PM UTC
In reply to: Do you recall

Let's stay on topic, OK?

Were Rush's comments OK with you? Yes or no.

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A 'prostitute'
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 5:39 PM UTC

gets paid for having sex....this student wants to have her 'protection' paid for so she can have sex.

I'm still contemplating whether I agree with him.....

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(NT) Do you agree with Bill Maher?
by TONI H / March 2, 2012 / 5:39 PM UTC
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No distance from here!
by PLM68 / March 3, 2012 / 11:55 AM UTC

How is this a "hate message"? Although his choice of words could have been better--how does it change the truth about Sandra? She is asking you to pay for her sexual escapades. Do you like that?

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Because that's not what she asked for
by gaugebozo / March 7, 2012 / 7:33 AM UTC
In reply to: No distance from here!

If you read her comments, she was asking you to allow her to pay for insurance coverage that can protect women from things like ovarian cysts, which can lead to ovaries being removed. That's the worst part, is that by calling someone a **** for advocating for that, he called ALL women sluts.

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(NT) Remember he's the one that came up with Femi-Nazis.
by Diana Forum moderator / March 7, 2012 / 11:31 AM UTC
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No, she is not
by Josh K / March 7, 2012 / 11:39 AM UTC
In reply to: No distance from here!

1. It's private insurance. I don't pay for it and neither do you.

2. People take birth-control pills for a number of reasons. Married women take them. Is every woman who takes birth control pills a s**t in your opinion? If so, then you're as troubled as Rush Limbaugh is.

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Does he understand...
by Terry Browne / March 3, 2012 / 12:26 AM UTC

That female birth control is different from Viagra? You don't take it once and then it's done. Viagra is no BC for that matter.
And Rush has been in four relationships without making a kid...

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I'm missing your point
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 2:22 AM UTC
In reply to: Does he understand...

Viagra is for pleasure and actually IS covered by many health insurance policies for some bizarre reason...it doesn't prevent any health issue.

Birth control pills CAN eliminate ovarian tumors but those are far and few between and the pills are pretty inexpensive and have been purchased by women for years out of pocket, but mostly to prevent a pregnancy (their CHOICE). The morning after pill that causes an abortion (again a CHOICE) according to physicians is nothing more than a birth control pill and nothing new chemically.

The fact that Rush has had four relationships without 'making a kid' just goes to show that out of pocket purchases for condoms and/or birth control pills has been a CHOICE made between the partners....his or her religion was kept out of that decision making, and rightly so.

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RE: has been a CHOICE made between the partners.
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 3:52 AM UTC
In reply to: I'm missing your point

HOW do you know that?

Have YOU been talking to them about their sex life?

Do you think Oxy would affect his sex drive?

Don't you think ONE Rush is more than enough?

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Perhaps
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 4:40 AM UTC

either of the partners had surgery to prevent a pregnancy? Who knows??? Who cares????

And your point is???

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RE: And your point is???
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 5:07 AM UTC
In reply to: Perhaps

MY point is

You made this statement

The fact that Rush has had four relationships without 'making a kid' just goes to show that out of pocket purchases for condoms and/or birth control pills has been a CHOICE made between the partners....his or her religion was kept out of that decision making, and rightly so.

HOW do YOU know what factors help determine whether or not they have children?

are these assumptions or facts?

The only "fact" in your statement is that he had 4 relationships...and that may not even be correct.

If they're assumptions...I to could make assumptions as to why they are childless.

who knows? who cares?...

then why did you bring it up in the first place?

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RE; his or her religion was kept out of that decision making
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 5:09 AM UTC
In reply to: I'm missing your point

BUT you'll keep religion in your decision making?

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It's not MY decision making
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 5:33 AM UTC

it's the CHURCH's right via our Constitution. She is going to a Catholic school almost for free, with Catholic insurance....she can go to Planned Parenthood and get what she wants for free.

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OK, I think I got it now
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 10:14 AM UTC

Church and State are separate, and the Church can influence State decisions.

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Yes....
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 10:16 AM UTC

but only when it comes to that Church's doctrine....that's our Constitution.

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OK...Church and State are seperate
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 10:22 AM UTC
In reply to: Yes....

When it's convenient.,

HOWEVER State can NEVER interfere in Church affairs.

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Actually
by TONI H / March 3, 2012 / 10:26 AM UTC

that's also kind of true.....a church is a sanctuary and police aren't allowed to enter and remove someone, a priest cannot devulge what he's told in a confessional even if it's a crime, and I'm sure there are other instances.

It's not for 'convenience' as you put it....it's in our Constitution, and put there by our Founding Fathers for a reason.....and being debated and challenged right now.

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RE: put there by our Founding Fathers for a reason
by JP Bill / March 3, 2012 / 10:34 AM UTC
In reply to: Actually
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