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hue Donating Member (571 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:37 PM
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Rush Limbaugh: NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama for 'uppity-ism'
Source: Chicago Tribune

Rush Limbaugh condemns, criticizes and otherwise lambastes many things, as his radio listeners know. But Michelle Obama seems to have become a target for particularly personal attacks from the conservative radio talk-show host. First, he called out the first lady on her weight; now he says she's guilty of "uppity-ism."

Cracking on Obama's waistline (and nicknaming her Moochelle) was offensive and personal enough. But "uppity-ism"? That phrase -- uttered on his Monday's edition of his show -- won't sit well with some Americans, particularly African Americans.

Historically, "uppity" was considered a code word for blacks whom white people perceived as trying to rise above their station in life.

Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/rush-lim...



The distorted thoughts spewed from Limbaugh's mouth!
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:38 PM
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1. He said exactly what he meant
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 04:38 PM by MadMaddie
Translated, "How dare this black woman be in the WH"....Fuck Limbaugh and his racist ass.....

the blackness in his soul will devour him..
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:28 PM
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17. and for once, he is right
he is actually correct.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:32 PM
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18. Any context for that, or just general disgust at the Obamas? Is Hillary uppity?
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:40 PM
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19. they booed jill biden too
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 05:42 PM by noiretextatique
the context: i am a 52 yo black female :hi: it's not that she is "uppity," it's that rush and his fans believe she is "uppity." clear?
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:45 PM
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20. Thanks for clearing that up. Screw Rush and his Dittohead army.
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:45 PM
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21. agreed...eom
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:07 AM
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40. Thanks I didn't say it very well..
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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:34 PM
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41. yes said it perfectly
i just added a little extra :hi:
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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:17 AM
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38. Yep. At least this time, he is. nt
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:07 AM
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39. Um...are you saying the Obama's should not be in the WH?
Michelle has done more for the troops than anyone....

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noiretextatique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:44 PM
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43. nope...i am saying limpballs is appealing to his audience
with his not-so-veiled racism.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:12 PM
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28. EXACTLY! I would add to what you said...
"How dare this black woman occupy our "WHITE" House!"

They really do disgust me!!
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:42 PM
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2. AND he knows that "uppity" is almost always followed by the N-word
He said exactly what he means.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:09 PM
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10. Yup. That's hardly even dog-whistle stuff.
Anyone listening who's been around more than 40 years or so (and I expect that's most of Limbaugh's audience) will read him loud and clear.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:44 PM
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3. She ought to show up at his door with a camera crew wearing an apron and a do-rag....
....carrying a plate of pancakes and ask that bigot if this is the station in life he sees for black women.

And then watch that bigot sputter his apologies to her face.


I know the First Lady has way more class than to do something like that, but it would certainly drive the point home on his racist nonsense he spews.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:45 PM
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4. As a draft-dodging, pill-popping, mega-divorcee overpaid Propaganda Pimp Limbaugh
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 04:48 PM by SpiralHawk
is stuck deep in the scum at the bottom of the faux 'conservative' 1% cesspool called Republiconism.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:48 PM
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6. "Divorcee" is feminine.
Which may be quite reasonably deliberate.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:59 PM
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7. Gee, maybe I should have used 'dumpee'
since his many wives have all dumped him (after enduring him long enuf to get a claim on his Mega-CashMoneyBucks Republicon Payola for Propaganda-Pimpery).
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 04:47 PM
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5. When Limbaugh's cholesterol laden heart gives up...dance party at my place!
The only thing better would be if Dick Cheney goes the same day.
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COLGATE4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:08 PM
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9. I'll go wherever it is and piss on his grave...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #5
14. Great. I'd save a bundle on airfare.
I appreciate a good bargain.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:46 PM
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22. Don't forget that promise, now.
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:04 PM
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27. No damn way...I want to enjoy their deaths on separate days.
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:00 PM
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8. From the Urban Dictionary
uppity nigger

An out of place black person who is out of line and thinks they are as good as or better than the
white person they are standing next to.

**************

Rush knows his listeners are racist and plays to those feelings all the time enjoying the angst he causes among his detractors
when he drops another racist, sexist, or idiotic statement. The only way he stops is when he dies or his sponsors have had enough
of his act but as of now he is well paid to inflame his core audience and to get people like us mad.
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:10 PM
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11. Rush Limbaugh
is used toilet paper.
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MountainMama Donating Member (60 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:51 PM
Response to Reply #11
44. Now, now...
hang on.....used toilet paper at least was useful at some point.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:06 PM
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47. That's true. Rushbo never was. Got started with Daddy's money. A lot of projection from the BFI.
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:14 PM
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12. Rush Limbaugh can go kiss his own racist rear end
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:15 PM
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13. He's still the most disgusting of them all. Always has been.
I can't believe the bile that creature spews, and yet he seems untouchable.
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pasto76 Donating Member (835 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:22 PM
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15. Odd, some guys I work with speak of "nigger checking uppity niggers"
the racism is thinly veiled.

what the fuck is uppity about her and Mrs Biden's work for a veterans group?
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chrisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:26 PM
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16. Well, at least he doesn't even try to hide it, I guess.
He proudly wears the "racist idiot" label.
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thucythucy Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 05:53 PM
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23. Did I just read that Rush Limbaugh has criticized
Michelle Obama on her weight? RUSH LIMBAUGH is calling the first lady fat?

Words fail me.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:16 PM
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24. That racist tub of shit.
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:20 PM
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25. Uppity Women Unite!
Weak men don't like uppity women. Way too big a threat to their pitiful egos.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:43 PM
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26. Rush Limbaugh is a foul, racist piece of shit.
In any sane society he would be shunned and ostracized, not given millions to spew his filth.
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Doc Holliday Donating Member (62 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:26 PM
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30. In a truly civilized country
he would be put down like the rabid dog he is.
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:21 PM
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29. Limbaugh makes me hope Hell exists despite my expectations.

And if he doesn't end up there, it doesn't exist.

Really, though, he seems to be saying things that he thought out in advance and to be provocative and incendiary. The reason why I believe he thinks them out in advance: they're are always offensive but just ambiguous enough that it never gets him taken off the air.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:28 PM
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31. uppity was how lynch mobs justified lynching blacks
who they felt were doing better, economically, than they were.
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:33 PM
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32. Every time we let this pighead push our buttons he succeeds.
Ignore the piece of shit.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:35 PM
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33. LUMPY says this and crap like this.......
for one reason, to keep his name in the news, no big surprise, he's
been doing this for years, just like a crying baby who wants to be held.
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dddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 07:58 PM
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34. As I posted yesterday,
with all due respect to Herman Cain, if the republicans choose him as their candidate, we can charge people for the opportunity to watch as limpballs' head actually explodes. We could raise enough to pay off a great portion of the national debt I figure. Plus, President Obama would wipe the floor with Cain, so it's a win-win for America.
Who's with me?
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:10 PM
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35. 15 of 16 2010 NCAA basketball tourney teams endorse limbaugh by broadcasting on his stations- it
needs to stop. a significant number of the biggest limbaugh stations depend on uni sports, like the main supporter of gov walker in madison, which does badger sports.

limbaugh wouldn't last if universities stopped supporting his stations with sports. those associations make those stations dominant in their communities,( many blue communities), and bring in big ad money.

those unis are contradicting their mission statements while requiring their students to listen to those stations- if no TV or high speed, those stations are it. and they usually have the local angle and most comprehensive commentary.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 09:33 PM
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36. DU: let's give Rush Limbaugh free publicity!
There are tens of millions of Americans who say stupid shit on a daily basis. Why single this dumb motherfucker out as a topic for discussion?

Isn't it enough that he got his little radio show? Why the hell is it necessary to post his bullshit here?
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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:34 PM
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37. We're being mocked.
It's hard to recognize when you're being mocked, but there it is.

He used 'uppity' a couple of years ago and was accused of racism when he said he intended "elite" in the sense of "feeling superior."

In other places, calling Obama (either or both) "elite" is considered dog-whistle for "uppity." So's "arrogant."

If you want to accuse Michelle of "elitism"--which is what the entire segment (so far--I'm forcing myself to listen to Limbaugh; hadn't heard his voice in many a year, thankfully) is about--you'll be accused of calling her "uppity." So why not mock those who think no black can ever actually be elitist or arrogant (except, of course, Thomas and Cain and those like them) and just use the word "uppity" in a nonce word: "uppity-ism"?

It's the same with "Mooch-elle", which Huffington decides to prime us to read as "Moo-chelle." But the pronunciation of "Moochelle" clearly has an affricate for that "ch" to make it "mooch", while "Michelle" (and consequently "Moo-chelle") have a fricative.

It's the same with satire: The target of satire seldom realizes that what's said is satire, usually it's just considered offensive or drivel. I've heard people satirize so miss the point that they speak glowingly of the satire, as though it were other-directed. That's when you can have absolutely no doubt that you're clueless.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:55 PM
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42. UPPITY HEAD ...
... are the words painted on a big rock at the ranch where Limbaugh goes hunting
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 02:35 PM
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45. I saw a post in here from someone who was there. The booing was because the hightened security
kept so many fans from being able to enter the building in time to see the proceedings.

But that fact didn't keep limpnuts from squeezing his ever-oozing pilonidal cyst all over himself in an attempt to coin a new word to make himself relevant.
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:02 PM
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46. Rush Limpballs is a piece of human trash. In a civilized society
He would be homeless, not making millions.

I don't know what's worse: either he's a racist, sexist swine/ape or else he knows how to cater to those dodoheads who are. And he pads his bank account with these vile sensibilites every day!
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Raven Lunatic Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:24 PM
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48. I'd like to send that fat fool "uppity"
Uppity to the Moon. Idiot!
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:09 PM
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49. what's new? to this shitcyst & his sewer groupies, anyone with a higher IQ is 'uppity'.
this reasoning-deprived fuckold limbaugh, belongs in a museum of degenerative mutations, along with his ratpack.
so "Moochelle" is what passes for high comedy, amongst this bunch of red-assed baboons;
fucking mannerless, humorless, brainless, not to mention: witless, filth.
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