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Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:12 PM

Rush Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for ‘slut’ jibe - (on a Saturday, on his website)

Source: Politico

“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.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73574.html#ixzz1o69mp7r7

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Reply Rush Limbaugh apologizes to Sandra Fluke for ‘slut’ jibe - (on a Saturday, on his website) (Original post)
underpants Mar 2012 OP
Faygo Kid Mar 2012 #1
SusanaMontana41 Mar 2012 #24
TrollBuster9090 Mar 2012 #38
wordpix Mar 2012 #62
SunSeeker Mar 2012 #67
bulloney Mar 2012 #39
sweetloukillbot Mar 2012 #75
bulloney Mar 2012 #95
zbdent Mar 2012 #96
Iwillnevergiveup Mar 2012 #80
Mendocino Mar 2012 #93
obxhead Mar 2012 #101
no_hypocrisy Mar 2012 #2
underpants Mar 2012 #10
SusanaMontana41 Mar 2012 #37
JDPriestly Mar 2012 #61
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #3
underpants Mar 2012 #16
Skittles Mar 2012 #4
sarcasmo Mar 2012 #5
anti-alec Mar 2012 #6
Chipster Mar 2012 #11
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DURHAM D Mar 2012 #8
wendylaroux Mar 2012 #9
Frustratedlady Mar 2012 #12
Squinch Mar 2012 #13
Jester Messiah Mar 2012 #14
Webster Green Mar 2012 #15
SusanaMontana41 Mar 2012 #26
totodeinhere Mar 2012 #17
lunatica Mar 2012 #103
Tunkamerica Mar 2012 #18
barbtries Mar 2012 #19
SunSeeker Mar 2012 #20
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:13 PM

1. Was costing him $$$ as his sponsors retreated. Too little too late.

Throw his sorry ass off the air. He's been doing this for more than 20 years.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:23 PM

24. My feelings exactly.

TLTL.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:25 PM

38. Exactly. This is a non-apology, given that none of his listeners can actually read.

Absolutely. Screw his non-apology apology, hidden in the fine print on his website. Continue to boycott his advertisers until he gets fired. Although that's not likely to happen, we should, in the end, "settle" for him apologizing on the air. Not hidden in his website, since we all know that none of his listeners can actually READ.

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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #38)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:02 AM

62. "given that none of his listeners can actually read" ===DUzy!

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Response to wordpix (Reply #62)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:39 AM

67. I second that motion!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:34 PM

39. Illustrating the absurd with absurdity? That's not an apology. That's a "he did it first" cop out.

That dog doesn't hunt anymore, you ignorant blowhard!!

Anybody with a brain knows you just say anything for the sake of spin. Truth and facts be damned.

The absurdity in most of your shows starts, continues and ends in your studio, you idiot!!!

Limbaugh doesn't know what he's talking about most of the time. Example: A caller several weeks ago questioned Limbaugh's nonstop ranting for Reagan and his policies when Reagan raised taxes and did other things 180 degrees from what Reagan supporters worship him for. Reagan raised taxes, grew the size of government and did other things that are polar opposites from what conservatives say they and Reagan stand for. On that show, Limbaugh went into a tirade and said this is an example of how liberals don't know what they're talking about. What's there to know? The evidence of Reagan raising taxes is easily accessed if Limbaugh would just take the time to look it up. Therein lies the problem. Limbaugh and his staff are too damned ignorant to look it up. They're afraid of learning that they may be wrong.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #39)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:49 AM

75. I had a longtime friend try to defend his actions like that.

His argument was that it just demonstrates that the media never researches news items properly. When I told him he was defending the indefensible, he said he wasn't defending anything - and defriended me. 30 year friendship gone because he refused to acknowledge that his hero mad an ass out of himself.

INterestingly, that friend would defend Reagan by saying that he wasn't actually responsible for raising taxes or growing gov't - it was all the Democratic Congress. But now everything that has been done is 100% Obama's.

I don't mind a good debate, but I have no patience for intolerance, prejudice or ignorance. And sadly this friend, who is otherwise fairly smart, demonstrated all of them.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #75)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:02 AM

95. Tell your friend/Reagan supporter that the Republicans controlled the Senate for 6 years under RR.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #95)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:08 AM

96. and don't forget, that all the time leading up to the crash

the Republicans controlled everything for 6 of Bush43's 8 years, and Bush43 only rediscovered the veto power when the Dems took back the House and Senate (although not with filibuster-proof numbers).

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:28 AM

80. ProFlowers needs to get onboard

http://www.proflowers.com/rush-limbaugh-codes.aspx

They have a nice feedback page.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:13 AM

93. Beyond boycotting sponsors of Rush,

boycotts should be directed to all advertisers of any program on any station that carries Rush. Make them all hurt.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #93)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:43 AM

101. This is my thought too.

 

These companies need to pull advertising from any STATION that carries Limbaugh. That will end the horror Limbaugh assaults our airwaves with.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. The hackneyed "It was a Joke" excuse won't work.

It wasn't funny and he knew it wasn't funny. He meant to be malicious.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:30 PM

10. On the nose no_hyp

I catch a few minutes of his show at lunch and he has been hammering this home all week. This was no joke - the tape is proof of that - and he thought it was a winning point until now.

Was it the lost advertisers? Was it his trophy wife? -- not likely OR was it that he got so many calls from Repub insiders that he had to do something. Speaking of which not only did he claim it was a joke he also still stuck in his nonsense talking points AND he did it away from the mic. He is a coward.

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Response to underpants (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:10 PM

37. Agree 100 percent. nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:58 PM

61. Limbaugh cannot take responsibility for making a bad mistake.

He hurt a lot of women, not just Ms. Fluke with his over-the-top remarks. I suspect that many Republican women are as annoyed as we are.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:18 PM

3. On his web site!

He abused her verbally, he must apologize verbally.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:51 PM

16. Agreed - has to be at the mic

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:18 PM

4. it takes the threat of loss of money to make repukes "apologize"

gawd Rush is such an asshole

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:20 PM

5. Money talks and bullshit speaks.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:22 PM

6. Sandra Fluke should not accept the apology

 

It's a non-apology apology, as usual.

Sic him where it hurts - a full fledged lawsuit against Bloated Limbaugh for his entire assets and the only way that she should be satisified with the outcome - that Excrement in Broadcasting should be fired, assets taken away, left with absolutely nothing that he owns outright.

Let him learn how to live like a pauper.

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Response to anti-alec (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:35 PM

11. No apology! Lawsuit and FCC Complaints Instead!

Last year, Rush signed a contract netting him $38 million a year with a $100 million signing bonus.

File a FCC complaint against Limbaugh for soliciting pornography over public airwaves (put videos up on internet so we can all watch) at: http://bit.ly/ygF4u3

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

7. 'Kidding on the sly,' as Senator Franken would say.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

8. Just put him in rehab.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:27 PM

9. he's sorry he's lost sponsers

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:36 PM

12. This isn't satire? Doesn't look like an apology, either.

There is no way he was trying to be humorous. He was insulting beyond description. I still think Ms. Fluke should sue him.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:40 PM

13. Not good enough

I'm still boycotting. And calling the sponsors to tell them so. AND the local radio station to tell them I'm calling the sponsors.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:40 PM

14. Did not mean a personal attack?

 

You repeatedly called her, personally, a slut and a whore! You told her to put videos of herself having sex on the internet for your perusal!

No, you sick, fat fuck, you do NOT get off the hook that lightly.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:43 PM

15. He should have just gone with....

'Hey, sorry if I said anything that may have been misconstrued.'

IMO his web posting amounts to a pretty wimpy "apology".

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Response to Webster Green (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:25 PM

26. Trying to think of anything Limpballs says that could be "misconstrued."

Coming up empty.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:56 PM

17. Not one word about this at the Drudge Report.

Yet when Ed Schultz called Laura Ingrham a right wing slut, which of course she is, Drudge was all over that. And Ed got suspended and was off the air even though he issued a heart felt apology, unlike Limbaugh's forced insincere apology. And of course Limbaugh won't be suspended and won't miss even one minute of air time. What hypocrisy.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #17)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:59 AM

103. Ed Shultz talked about that this week

He said Rush should do the same thing. Apologize and take the heat for saying something so shameful on the air.

I'm much more interested in why Rush is even making such a cowardly and poor attempt at apologizing anyway. He must feel threatened by something, and I'm pretty sure it isn't anyone's anger. It has to be money or power.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 07:59 PM

18. how is this thread not locked when the other is?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:02 PM

19. who called this an apology?

this is no apology. i'm sorry if you were offended by my words but i meant each one?!

come on. that is one of the most anemic excuses for an apology ever.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:07 PM

20. He needs to apologize for his offensive apology.

Ms. Fluke was testifying as to the horrendous medical consequences of not having birth control covered under health insurance she and other women ALREADY PAY FOR. She was not discussing "personal sexual recreational activities."

Preventing endometriosis or ovarian cysts is not a "recreational activity." It is a medical treatment. And to his question, "Where do you drawn the line?": If your doctor prescribed it, it should be covered. There's the line, A-hole.

"My choice of words was not the best" is hardly an acknowledgment that he was wrong. These weren't just "word choices." He branded her a slut and a prostitute and said she should post sex videos to "pay" for her birth control. What would have been the "best" words to get those points across, exactly?



It's really ironic that, smack dab in the middle of that offensive, lie-filled apology, he would ask, "What happend to personal responsibility and accountability?"

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:55 AM

77. +1000000

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:10 PM

21. That has nothing in common with an apology.

Nothing.

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Response to tosh (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:12 PM

22. +

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:13 PM

23. Find Your Local Limbaugh Station, Listen & Report Local Area Advertisers

Find Your Local Station Carrying Limbaugh Broadcasts

The Liberal Lady seeks volunteer listeners to Rush's programs to note his local advertisers. Volunteers needed in the Midwest, California, Southwest, East Coast, and Southern States. Complete listing and details at: http://leftleaningliberallady.blogspot.com/

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Response to Chipster (Reply #23)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:24 PM

25. It's a good idea but I'm afraid I will have to pass. I can't listen to the guy for more than a few

seconds without turning him off in disgust.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #25)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:13 AM

97. I can't stand the local station ...

my notes on local afternoon guy triv around here are many.

At best, I listen to a Youngstown station for news until 9am (local RW Rush wannabe) and then after 3pm.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:26 PM

27. This is an apology?

And how could anyone possibly fail to see that being called a "slut" is a joke?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:26 PM

28. Sorry, that's not an apology

It's merely a continuation of his original attack on women's rights and health issues.

Rush needs to go away. Forever.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:28 PM

29. He didn't appologize

What a piece of scum... Word choices

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:30 PM

30. He knows this is going to be a hot Sunday News Show topic and is trying to neutralize the

 

fallout.

This will fail...miserably.

BTW...Cue up the tape for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Meet The Press tomorrow!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:44 PM

31. I know it is good manners to accept an apology

but in this case, since the apology is based on the threat to his financial status and not on any heart-felt compassion for the results of his hurtful labels, there is no need to accept it.

This is generally how bullies operate -- they are as offensive as possible and when called on their behavior, they claim it was a joke or having misspoken or been misunderstood. IOW, they never take responsibility for what they have done. Mr. (and I use the title with as little respect as I can muster) Limbaugh has no sense of decency, is not at all amusing, and isn't in the least enlightening. He IS however, an odious individual who should not shame the country with his continued presence on our public airways.

I'm pleased to note that his sponsors have some sense of decency and have withdrawn their advertising dollars which seems to threaten Mr. Limbaugh more than anything else.

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:07 PM

35. Decent sponsors would have ditched Limpballs long ago.

Profit margins are motivating these companies.

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Response to SusanaMontana41 (Reply #35)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:15 AM

98. They get to use the excuse that they buy commercial time

but not specific times ... that their commercials run at the station's placement (which just so happens to be during Rush's show).

That's their cop-out ... along with "Hey, we just won't renew when this cycle is over."

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Response to HeiressofBickworth (Reply #31)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:06 AM

82. It's not an apology

 

And it's filled with lies to boot. That doesn't add up to being an apology.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 08:55 PM

32. Where's the part where he apologizes?

And he's still lying. Birth control is a medicine that is given for reasons other than birth control. It is not a "social" expense. And how are taxpayers paying for it?

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:07 PM

36. 1. This is an attempt to make insurance companies pay for this 2. Georgetown is a private school

GREAT point nobodyspecial - once again the right frames a discussion and that leaps over the vital initial facts of a story or issue.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:15 AM

70. And until he acknowledges that "The Pill" can be prescribed for reasons other than birth control

he'll still be lying.

But he can't acknowledge that because it would be presenting the truth to his listeners.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:02 PM

33. He "apologizes" for his wording while repeating the main smear against Ms. Fluke.

That's no apology.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:06 PM

34. That's not an apology. I'm going to double my efforts on Monday.

I want to see him squealing like the pig that he is.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:36 PM

40. That's no apology

That's just adding insult to injury. She should sue him and demand that he read an on-air apology (that she and her lawyers have approved in advance) every day for a week. Oh, and donate a million bucks to Planned Parenthood earmarked for contraceptives for low-income women.

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Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:40 PM

42. Take it to Meta

Damn, thought this was an OP. Was all set to lock it.

Oh well, next time.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #41)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:41 PM

43. Because yours was a press release, not a news article, not meeting LBN SOP. You asked for it to be

deleted, anyway. "Hosts of this forum, feel free to delete this P R move from Rush"

Where did she call you a bigot and homophobe? Why are you sending her threatening PMs?

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Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:53 PM

45. Why did you send threatening PM's? Share with me your side.

Where did she call you a bigot and a homophobe. Please share with me so I can see both sides.

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Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:00 PM

49. SURE, I will share with you the ENTIRE objection and jury decision.

 

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Response to MarkCharles (Reply #49)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:05 PM

51. The ALERTER said that, not dixiegrrrrl. I know you can't reply here now, but try to understand that

THE ALERTER said that. And the alerter is ANONYMOUS. The ALERTER called the post bigot and homophobe and said you were sending threatening pms to dixiegrrrrl. And you did send threatening pms.

However, accusing dixiegrrrrl of calling you a homophobe and bigot is false as it was the ALERTER, not dixiegrrrrl. Got it?

""white straight people" isn't bigoted or homophobic? Really?

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Response to Post removed (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:58 PM

47. DU rules for LBN say that. Not me. But the rules of DU. Yes, I will lock press releases even from

Obama since they don't meet LBN SOP.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:03 PM

50. You really are a piece of work. Not threatening?

Are you kidding me?

I have never seen something so vile on DU.

Damn.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:57 PM

46. He is so full of

SH*t! He isn't apologizing he is backhandedly saying he was right just he should have choosen more politically correct words... And do you see anywhere in this apology any mention of his crude and rude DOM suggestion that she put her love making in a video posted online for people like him to watch? The man is the lowest kind of slime and that is insulting slime imo!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 09:59 PM

48. Oh look, a Non-Apology "apology".

This is equivalent to how corporations "apologize" without admitting guilt.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:23 PM

52. "My choice of words was not the best" so what other words would you have

 

used Rush, whore or bimbo maybe? You are a disgusting, vile, airbag and your "apology is vapid and insincere. "Social Activities" you say, why don't you educate yourself and learn what contraception is used for beside prevention of unwanted pregnancy.

Rush, you're addicted to Viagra, tell me you don't use it for your "social activity" you misogynist hypocrite.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:24 PM

53. I wonder if Ms. Rimbaugh IV is aware ...

that Lush has syphilis?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:24 PM

54. Keep the heat on folks. Let's send this jerk packing. /nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:27 PM

55. Humorous? I think not. Inflamatory but not humorous

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:28 PM

56. I'd like to see him go on Rachel's show and apologize

That would be something to watch.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:39 PM

57. Whether it's a real apology or not, it does show that the push made a difference.

And it may be too late anyway, with sponsors like Carbonite saying they're done with him either way.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 10:45 PM

58. Rush didn't mean anything personal by calling her a slut or a prostitute

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rush-limbaugh-apologizes-calling-sandra-fluke-slut/story?id=15841687#.T1LV8GCSfQo

Rush Limbaugh issued an apology today to the Georgetown law student he branded a "slut" in three days of attacks, after she argued to Congress that the expense for her birth control should be covered by her employer's health care plan.

He said he "did not mean a personal attack" on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown student.

"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."

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



Rush's "apology" is just as bad as his statements to begin w/ .... he kept up the attacks for days and then in his
apology he still said that his claim about Ms. Fluke was true but his wording about her was wrong.

Keep up the boycott!

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Response to Botany (Reply #58)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:10 AM

64. RL got a package that ""would send chills up your spine if I were to tell you what the package...

actually contained."

What's that, Drug Rush? Some oxycontin, maybe?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:27 PM

59. losing face as well as sponsors..

what a great week this has been!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 11:56 PM

60. Cowardly-Bury-It-On-The-Weekend Non-Apology

Douche Limpdork says he was joking and then deflects the actual issue away from him. A real apology from him would mean taking accountability for calling a woman a slut and prostitute, because he had nothing intelligent to say in response to her logic.

Did he think this would really be acceptable? He needs to be on air and tell it to her and the rest of his listeners on Monday, no excuses.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:05 AM

63. I'm sorry, calling someone a prostitute, whore and round healed trollop is a personal attack.


His big mouth must have put a hole in his bank account on this one.
Freepers are renting the clothes that the sainted Rush would apologize
for anything.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:13 AM

65. No no no....he has to SAY IT. Not type it, or have someone else type it--he has to SAY it.

He needs to have his little nose rubbed in it...!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:34 AM

66. Well, isn't this sweet?

Late, and definitely too late for me to EVER support any of his sponsors. They lost big time from the likes of this big fat idiot.

If I were you, sponsors, I'd drop the whole idea of picking this dick's show up ANYmore.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:47 AM

68. I think it's absolutely absurd we're still discussing the president's birth certificate

Let's see now...

1. If calling someone a slut (and, IIRC, a prostitute) and demanding she post videos of herself engaging in sex on the internet to "pay" for her birth control pills isn't what Rush considers a personal attack, I would really like to know what he DOES consider a personal attack.

2. Describing Ms. Fluke's conduct as "recreational activities" and "social activities" reeks of "Ms. Fluke, you're still a slut." Which is something Rush would do.

3. If it's not our business to know what's going on in anyone's bedroom, let's ask what Rush thinks of gay people having sex. (Yes, this is a weird segue, going from birth control to gay sex, but I'm pretty sure Rush is all in favor of making it legal for the cops to bust down the doors of anyone having gay sex.)

We're way past "absurd" and into "let's cram Rush's gold-plated microphone up his ass then pass a bill of attainder forbidding him from buying a new one" territory.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:54 AM

69. I am so spitting mad over this whole issue

and this pathetic excuse of an apology does not lessen my anger. Everyone above has already said everything I'm thinking about this "apology", but the the thing that keeps pissing me off so damn bad is the fact that they keep saying that she/we are asking for taxpayers to pay for free birth control. Am I missing something?? Isn't this just over making INSURANCE companies provide the same coverage for contraceptives that they provide for heart medication, cholesterol meds, diabetes meds, GERD meds and so on?? In other words, the employee and employer are paying for the INSURANCE that would provide this benefit?? Isn't it just about treating contraceptives as a normal and necessary part of women's health and therefore giving it fair coverage along with all other types of medical prescriptions? And how many of us get medication for free?? Most of us, at the very least, have to pay a copay.

That is what is pissing me off the most about this issue - that the right-wingers are all twisting this NON-ISSUE into something that it's not!! And most of their idiot followers are too damn dumb to even recognize it!!

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Response to emmadoggy (Reply #69)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:45 AM

91. Don't read this if you don't want to get madder

Rush used "abortion related" repeatedly last week. You and I know how this works - they take the actual issue that you point out....make it about sex....repeat .....then connect it to abortion....repeat...repeat....etc.

I catch some of his show and it went from contraception to MY MONEY!!! to "slut" to sex tapes ---it was bizarre to listen to and he was SURE that this was a winner for him.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:25 AM

71. That's a pretty non-apology apology if you ask me.

He spends the whole second paragraph rationalizing what he said. The third paragraph might as well read "OK fine. If you can't take a joke, I'm sorry." maybe followed by a graphic of a crying baby wearing a Democratic Party badge.

Nice one Rush- Keep living down to my expectations.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:46 AM

73. This was hardly an apology..


This falls into “if anyone found my remarks offensive, it was not my intention” remark. He doesn’t apologize, and he went way bit further than used a couple inappropriate words. He went to trying to slut shame Sandra Fluke, used about every offensive misogynist shibboleth about female sexuality, (from she is a prostitute, to she probably “having So Much Sex, It's Amazing She Can Still Walk” on his March 1st broadcast)

I don’t know even why anyone pays attention to this bozo. He has come across as so racists, so puerile, I don’t know why he is looked upon with fear inside the Republican Party.

If he thinks his little contrition will keep the storm at bay, he is sorely mistaken. He went way out of his way to try shame Ms. Fluke, and there is going to be a backlash, with hopefully more advertisers stopping to buy ad time for his show..

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:47 AM

74. What am I missing here?

..so if you have private health insurance and they have to cover something like contraception it's at the taxpayer's expense? What am I missing? What are premiums for? isn't it insurance?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 01:52 AM

76. Can't unjump the shark, limpy.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:07 AM

78. The problem is he doesn't mean it and will attack again!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:14 AM

79. How is calling a woman a slut and a whore not a personal attack???

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #79)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:04 PM

104. Well when a man does it he's just him being a guy

Women shouldn't take insults personally because 'everyone does it'. Rush is just being a guy.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:28 AM

81. 'an the attempt to be humorous'

This 'man' did not apologise at all. They never do.
They just use the moment to have another dig with the tag at the end a so called apology.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:51 AM

83. It's not about taxpayers affording birth control, as Rush mentioned

It's about whether private insurance should cover it when the employer objects.

The bottom line is that Republicans are trying to find a way for employers like WalMart to opt out of "Obamacare" on moral reasons. The Waltons will soon find themselves at an impasse with their religious belief that the working class is responsible for their own health and welfare.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #83)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:42 AM

90. Nail on head Johnny

If anything this shows that the right knows that they are going to lose their frivolous lawsuits against the mandate (which was demanded by the insurance companies going back to 1993). Cuccinelli - the Va. Att Gen- lost his nonsense suit against UVa this week and he is surely going to lose his mandate lawsuit.

It just hit me reading your post. Thanks.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:58 AM

84. The only apology I want to hear is

 

the one from Clear Channel for hiring this BAHs-turd in the first place!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:33 AM

85. If the drug addled, fat sumbitch called her those vile names out loud ON AIR...

then he needs to apologise the same way. Seems his pocketbook is hurting...CREEP.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 07:45 AM

86. Sure, Rush. And............

....when you start speaking out about Viagra, Cialis, et al being covered by health insurance then maybe -- just maybe -- we'll believe that your "Personal Responsibility! Personal Responsibility! Polly want a cracker! SQWAKKKKK!" non-apology / self-eggrandizing bullshit isn't just something you pulled out of your ass to appease the PTB that MADE you apologize.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:20 AM

87. And now, some words from the dittoheads...

To see what Rush's fans have to say: [link:http://visiontoamerica.org/8544/rush-releases-apology-statement-to-georgetown-law-student-sandra-fluke/| or copy and paste: http://visiontoamerica.org/8544/rush-releases-apology-statement-to-georgetown-law-student-sandra-fluke/

Warning: The content challenges widespread assumptions that rabies is well-controlled in the the modern human population. Children and viewers with gentle dispositions are advised to avoid clicking on the link.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 08:40 AM

88. Nice try fatass but no sale

 

Like the poster above said this character assassination of a private citizen took place on the radio and the so called apology needs to be done on air too.

Rush Limpballs has finally gone to far! Attacking a private citizen with his millions and his nationwide hate radio network. This nazi bastard has to be shutdown once and for all!

The slimeball only said he used the wrong words so hes actually not apologizing at all.

Any company that dares to advertize on his hate radio show needs to be isolated and boycotted.

We FINALLY have this fat pig nazi bastard on the run!!!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:41 AM

89. no buying it...lame excuse...

He said what he said and meant it.....that blabber jaw, hate monger needs to be kicked off the air....

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:46 AM

92. Rushes timing

Waaaay too little, waaaaaaaaaaay too late. With a hugely planted 'but' in the middle. So what about your twenty years of 5 day weeks of 3 hr days? The discussion wasn't about redreational sex (though LImpbaugh's 1000 or so stash of Viagra was) it is was about birth control from women's point of view.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:26 AM

94. Rush Limbaugh apologizes

 

Doesn't that make him weak and soft? (and gooey too I suppose)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:30 AM

99. I fail to understand ANY of his humor. His only effect is getting the stupid to hate. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:34 AM

100. "If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow?" - This is NOT and Apology!!!

 



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:50 AM

102. See? He was just being an entertainer all along

Can't anyone take a joke?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 12:51 PM

105. if this is considered a dittohead, right con joke

then, I'd say that limpballs base are vile, cruel, ignorant fekkers. Because if anyone thinks that limpballs is just doing entertainment and "jokes", I've got a bridge to sell you.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:00 PM

106. WHO ARE YOU REALLY FURIOUS WITH, RUSH, BUT TOO SCARED TO ADMIT TO YOURSELF?

YOU'RE RAGE AT THIS YOUNG WOMEN IS PURE SCAPEGOATING BULLSHIT, RUSH.

YOU'RE REALLY FURIOUS WITH THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE TO CONTINUALLY ASSKISS SOMEONE, RUSH, BUT YOU'RE WAY TO SCARED OF BEING REALLY SMACKED DOWN IF YOU OPENLY SAY WHO IT IS OR EVEN ADMIT IT TO YOURSELF.

WHOSE ASSES ARE YOU BEING FORCED TO KISS, RUSH? IS IT THE BILLIONAIRES WHO CALL THE SHOTS? IS IT THE RELIGIOUS ROYALTY (POPES, BISHOPS, CARDINALS, PRIESTS, RABBIS) WHOSE RINGS AND ASSES YOU HAVE TO KISS AND WHOSE GOD AND SANTA CLAUS YOU HAVE TO PRETEND TO BELIEVE IN? IS IT THE RICH CORPORATIONS WHO ARE PAYING YOUR SALARY?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 02:04 PM

107. Rush is truly sorry...that the fallout has cost him some sponsers, and that is all he is sorry about

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:26 PM

108. Libel and Slander Laws.

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:27 PM

109. Could Ms. Fluke sue Rush for slander or defamation of character? Just curious.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 03:40 PM

110. First he called her slut. Then ater the presiden called her he still continued to attack her.

This guy didn't give a rats ass till he started losing sponsors.

I would say his appology is bullshit.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:14 PM

111. the story is enough

We can help him dig, by keeping the facts going. Facts, no need to insult him, let him (and the facts do the fine digging they are).
I could only handle about two minutes of his 'anger' maybe once every five years, so I know as little as possible about him.
So, for those of you who know more, pls start a post/site with his fine quotes (and general facts), I think no more is needed. Those should paint 1000 words.
e.g. the simplicity of topple bush is nice -- quickly no where not to buy.
Also, on the other side, would be nice to know a few facts about the young lady, who in contrast, has some presentable 'human' experiences, we could learn.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 04:45 PM

112. REALLY Rush?!

Why can't you just grow some balls and apologize in a legit manner while on air?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:10 PM

113. Um...where's the apology? n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 06:20 PM

114. This is a real apology. Is Limbaugh's?

An apology is an expression of remorse or guilt over having said or done something that is acknowledged to be hurtful or damaging, and a request for forgiveness.

]I don't think so.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:13 PM

115. He better start his Monday show off first thing with an apology

else what he did today pretty much is a lame attempt to say 'I did it' without really any one noticing.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:36 PM

116. Spam deleted by NRaleighLiberal (MIR Team)

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:38 PM

117. That's an apology?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 10:44 PM

118. What a shithead. That's an apology? I think he needs to lose every advertiser

What are the advertisers that are still advertising on this pig's show?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:03 PM

119. That's not an apology

That's an attempt to say he was right, but he's losing money.

If he's against "paying for these social activities", I wonder how he feels about paying for Viagra.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 06:05 AM

120. Spam deleted by OKNancy (MIR Team)

 

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