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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:00 PM
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Rush: MPs 'Blowing Off Steam' - CBS
There is one proud and satisfied place where the pictures and accounts of the abuse endured by some prisoners at Abu Ghraib cause no consternation and no outrage: Rush Limbaugh's America, pop. 20 million.

Here's Rush's take, from his Website:

"I'm sorry, folks. I'm sorry. Somebody has to provide a little levity here. This is not as serious as everybody is making it out to be. My gosh, we're all wringing our hands here. We act like, 'Okay let's just die,' you know? 'Let's just give up. What can we do to make these people feel better? Let's just pull out of there, and let's just go. Let's just become a neutral country. Let's just do that.' I mean, it's ridiculous. It's outrageous what's happening here, and it's not -- and it's not because I'm out of touch; it's because I am in touch, folks, that I can understand. This is a pure, media-generated story. I'm not saying it didn't happen; I'm saying the pictures aren't there, but this is being given more life than the Waco invasion got. This is being given more life than almost -- it's almost become an Oklahoma City-type thing. One more Bush sound bite, and the president continued explaining how real democracy works here."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/06/opinion/meyer...
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:01 PM
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1. LOL! His ignorance and intolerance is making national news!
CBS is winning the "hearts and minds" war with me!
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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2. Yes, a little levity
I'd like to stick a broom handle up HIS ass. That would lighten things up for me. Hell, I might even levitate.

I hate that bastard.
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mouse7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:37 PM
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35. And I'd light the straw on the broom
Edited on Thu May-06-04 05:39 PM by mouse7
That would really lighten the mood... and the room. Dual-use technology for energy efficiency.

That ought to get the fat fuck moving. He might even lose a few pounds. Hell, we should charge him and call it a weight loss program. Hey, more dual-use technology.
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NeonLX Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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3. What a turd.
What a despicable, dope-ingesting, flag-sucking piece of sh!t he is.

Sorry. Next time I'll tell you what I REALLY think of Rush.
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:02 PM
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4. Waco invasion?
Give me a break. This guy is amazing. At least it wasn't Operation Waco freedom.

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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:03 PM
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5. I hope this hits the evening news
I'd love for the ditto heads have this rammed down their throats.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:03 PM
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6. rush IS subhuman if he thinks this needs levity
:eyes:
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yella_dawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:03 PM
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7. I'm thinking that piece of shit
can see a chasm opening beneath his feet. Live with it Limpster.


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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:04 PM
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8. Anyone who must insist they aren't out of touch --- is out of touch
Limbaugh is just vile.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:04 PM
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9. Makes one wonder what Rush does to "blow off steam" if
torture is his definition of blowing off steam.

Drug addiction and a taste for torture...be afraid..be very afraid.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:05 PM
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10. Hey Rush
When the War Crimes Tribunal finally convenes I hope you do
have a good lawyer.

I recall a broadcaster found guilty by the Special War Crimes
Tribunal for Rwanda for making, ahem similar statements...
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jean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:06 PM
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11. "You [ever] heard of need to blow some steam off?" asks Rush
"Now, don't you feel like a dopey dittohead for letting a little outbreak of prisoner sadism bug you? These were just boys and girls blowing off steam during a stressful situation. Let's not make an international incident out of it, for crying out loud.

. . .

"I don't understand what we're so worried about. These are the people that are trying to kill us. What do we care what is the most humiliating thing in the world for them?

. . .

There's only one thing to do here, folks, and that's achieve victory over people who have targeted us for loooong, long time, well over 15, 20 years. It's the only way to deal with this, and that's why obsessing about a single incident or two of so-called abuse in a prison is nothing more than a giant distraction and could up being something that will really ties our hands and handcuffs us in what the real objective is here, which is the preservation of our way of life and our country."

"And that's why I'm not going to sit here and obsess and join the rest of the media with this and turn this into a campaign issue, try to convince as many people that George Bush is incompetent and needs to be thrown out of office -- because that's all this is. But in the process, what all that does is weaken the resolve of the people of this country"

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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:21 PM
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17. Physical abuse is a valid way of blowing off steam ?
What a freaking idiot.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:27 PM
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23. Let's not be distracted from...killing all of them?
Is that what he means?
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:07 PM
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12. These RW freaks are getting POUNDED!!!!
They are completely exposed for what they are, asshole bullies *LOL*.

I, for one, am very, very happy about that!!!

I know down to the cell of my being that, as difficult as life can be in this country and no matter the level of anger tied to people's disappointment, the vast majority of the American people have not completely lost their sense of humanity.
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:11 PM
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13. How 'bout I shove a broom up your ass, eh Rush?
Edited on Thu May-06-04 04:11 PM by bif
I need to blow off some steam, okay?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:15 PM
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14. No. Today, I think he wants the phosphorous stick
rammed up his fat ass. His piloidinal cyst is bothering him. He's in no pain since his hillbilly heroin has kicked back in, but that cyst on his ass is tickling and he thinks maybe you could burn it off with the phosphorous stick..
:-)
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eagler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:18 PM
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15. a couple days ago he said that
it is good for us to go to war about every 20 years! The Nazi-con is rising to the surface.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:24 PM
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19. RUSH should be a CONTESTANT on a reality series called... BUSH's POW's
and see if he thinks it's still not a Big deal.

We'll even get Lindy to smoke a butt and shake a little and see wht happens. The dog collar and leash gig..ewwwwwh.
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74dodgedart Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:20 PM
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16. Rush is imploding..Arrogance got us in this war and arrogance will
drive this thing off a cliff..
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:53 PM
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29. I like that,...the RW-IMPLOSION!!! n/t
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:24 PM
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18. My opinion of Rush
He is a festering pile of toxic waste, consumed with hatred for anybody but his own kind...who are also piles of toxic waste. He, and all the other right-wing bullies seem to forget that we are the invaders. We are the criminals. Remember when we protested going to war, and the right-wing accused us of not caring what happened to poor, innocent Iraqis, who were being murdered and tortured by Saddam?

Now, it seems as if the same people we claimed to be liberating have become the enemy, and they somehow can't grasp the fact that these people are in their OWN country, and have every right in the world to fight against the ones who invaded them. He is like every other neocon, so blinded by hatred, and consumed with arrogance, that he will excuse any act, no matter how vile, if it is committed by his hero Dimson.
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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:25 PM
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20. Some good posts on this in this thread...
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:26 PM
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21. GOD BLESS AL O'FRANKEN & THE NEW LIBERAL ECHO CHAMBER!!!
This was originally exposed by O'Franken in his "Ditto Head" sequence!!

THANK GOD FOR AL O'FRANKEN!!!!!
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:27 PM
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22. My God he's an awful human being
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wackywill Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 06:56 AM
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45. Sorry you're mistaken
RUSH IS NOT HUMAN! He may be a homo sapien but he is NOT a human being.

nuf said?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:32 PM
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24. Well, give Rush a break.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 04:36 PM by TahitiNut
He looks at what the Iraqi prisoners were doing, and it's close to what he pays $1500 for at his favorite S&M emporium. It's a Rush fetish. He's sick. He probably wants to hire Lynndie. :shrug:
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:36 PM
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25. If he winds up in jail or prison for his own drug law violations.....
He may just change his tune. The kind of degradation and sexual humiliation and rape depicted in the photos from Iraq are quite commonplace in the penal institutions in this country.

Be careful what you wish for, you fucking windbag!

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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:36 PM
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26. sounds like you need to take a chill pill, rushbo.
back on the meds... or are you already?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:37 PM
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27. Senator Durbin just cut loose on the Senator floor
Citing Rush Limbaugh and his remarks.
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:52 PM
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28. It's the old "Blowing off a little steam," defense.........
The Nazi's should have used it instead of just denying knowledge.

The Japanese at Nanking?..... "Just blowing off a little steam...."

How about Timothy McVay? ..... "Blowing off a little steam......"

Nothing any frat-guy wouldn't be doing, after all.

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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:09 PM
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33. The Timothy Mcveigh analogy is good in a sarcastic way!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:53 PM
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30. Ah, yes, the Oxycontin Rush...
Has he had a drug test lately?
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idontwantaname Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:58 PM
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31. i want to "blow off steam" on RUSH.
...
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:03 PM
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32. Sounds like drugged-up pig-boy is losing it..........
maybe he needs another fix.......slimy piece of human waste.
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ozymandius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:58 PM
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42. I just got this message in an e-mail.
He seems to have veered off the course of pure entertainment (sic) and onto one of complete insanity.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:32 PM
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34. thank you CBS for SOMEONE covering what Rush said
I heard it yesterday on Al Franken's show and frankly, I was appalled.

Based on Rush's reasoning I could basically beat the crap out of my cubicle neighbor and simple tell folks I was releaving some stress. He was also equating hazing done by Greeks, in which people CHOOSE to join, to what was happening in the jail (which believe me - there were no Iraqi's in there clamoring to be a part of this).

I hope picks up some stream. I have a feeling Rush will be on the Idiots list again this week!
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:05 PM
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38. It's remarks like this
that qualify Ru$h to be a charter member of the Idiots Hall of Shame
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:41 PM
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36. So if Rush had done prison time (as he should have)...
.. this behavior would have been acceptable of his guards there? Would he or his family view it that way if Rush was forced to strip down and piled on top of other naked men to pose for photos? That's cool with him? Wow.. he IS open minded!!
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:19 PM
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39. Is Rush Trying To Be A Bush Administration Lord Haw-Haw?
So, the EIB person says that the MPs are just blowing off a little steam. Is Rush Limbaugh trying to be a twenty-first century equivalent to William Joyce, the infamous Irish-American apologist for Nazi Germany? Inquiring minds want to know.

:evilgrin:
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2cents Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:27 PM
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40. In his defense....
...anal probes and leashes might be a regular thing for Rush, hence, his indifference.
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:42 PM
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41. Doesn't surprise me
Piece of slime. I read the other day he was making fun of people with Asperger's syndrome. There was an article in the NY Times recently about Asperger's (a mild form of Autism), and Limbaugh was making fun of those afflicted with the disease.

He's garbage. The lowest of the low - a draft dodging, drug addled, nauseating bag of filth.
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dpt223 Donating Member (86 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 08:18 PM
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43. Next time I need to blow off steam
The next time I need to blow off some steam I'll be sure to find Rush, strip his fat ass naked, beat the shit out of him, shove a broomstick up his ass, and take pictures.
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 08:46 AM
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46. Stick an Apple in his mouth for the pictures. n/t
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:47 PM
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44. His depravity is astounding..What a sick phuqer.

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