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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:51 PM
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"Rush Limbaugh enters race to the bottom on Haiti" UK Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010...

Interesting tidbits below



... Rush Limbaugh may be a recovering painkiller addict, but he's also the chief ideologue of the Republican party in the US. With his fellow shock-jock Glenn Beck, Limbaugh has waged a fierce and largely successful campaign to drive the few remaining moderates out of the party. So when he says that Americans should feel no need to contribute to Haitian Earthquake relief, since "We've already donated to Haiti. It's called the US income tax," it matters.

... it's also a sign of how crazed the American right has become that Limbaugh could claim the Haitian earthquake was "made to order" for Obama because it would allow the president to "burnish his credibility with both light-skinned and black-skinned" African Americans.

...

But you needn't remain a bystander in this fight. Limbaugh's employer, Premier Radio, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel, the largest provider of outdoor advertising in the UK. It would probably be unlawful to scribble "Shut Up Rush" on all their billboards, but you could certainly make your feelings known by telephone (+4420 7478 2200) to their offices at Golden Square or via their corporate website.

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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 01:59 PM
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1. And add Laura Ingraham. While she agreed with the money being sent, she said we need to help
countries that want to help themselves.

:puke:
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 02:17 PM
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4. Yeah, its their..
pull yourselves up by your bootstraps,theme..
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 02:02 PM
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2. You know he's hit some nerves when the Brits start smashing him
Good for them too.
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Sylvarose Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 02:05 PM
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3. Bill Hicks had it right
about Limbaugh....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7Q7BkAbCk

I just keep reminding myself of the above whenever I hear what Rush has to say about Haiti or other human suffering. RIP Hicks.

sr
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Josh Splarf Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 05:15 PM
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5. Illiterate right-wing bigot calls into C-Span this morning, talks of devil and communists in 1761
Listen to the first caller here, on the C-Span call-in this
morning.  These people are disgusting.  She claims that the
Haitians deserved the earthquake because they
"chose" the French to "protect" them
instead of the Americans (wtf?), made a pact with "the
devil" in 1761, alongside the "French and the
Communists".  No joke.  And also that the American
people are starving, therefore Haiti should get no aid from
the U.S.  (At minute 2:46)  I feel sorry for her, and think
they assholes who fill freaks such as she with such
absolutely evil lies should be held accountable in some way.
Sign of a failed school system?  Thank her teacher and her
preacher.  

Hear it for yourself:  

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/01/15/WJE/R/28423/Friday+January+15.aspx
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-15-10 11:44 PM
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6. Welcome to DU JS!
:hi:
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