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  • Rush Limbaugh Issues "Apology"

    You know, I've been pretty skeptical of all this 2012 end of the world stuff that people have been tossing around the internet for the past year or so. But, I don't know, for the first time in all this, I'm starting to get a little scared

    After a media and political firestorm, Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on Saturday for calling student Sandra Fluke a "slut" on his radio show this week…

    "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… 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."

    Well, that's certainly a thing that could be considered an "apology." I mean, if you look at it from the right angle and in the proper light, preferably after an oxycontin and a few glasses of wine, that could be seen as apologetic-ish. Really, you have to look at these things in context, and coming from a guy who sets minions to the task of destroying the careers of politicians who suggest that maybe he should turn down the rhetoric slightly, that's counts as a humiliating subjugation.

    Unfortunately for Limbaugh, it might not be humiliatingly subjugating enough for some people

    Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a "slut" and a "prostitute," critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers…

    The apology, they said, was a signal that the campaign was working. On Sunday, a seventh company, ProFlowers, said that it was suspending all of its advertising on “The Rush Limbaugh Show” despite his apologetic statement a day earlier.

    Come on! What do these people want? Sincerity?!

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    Tags: Advertising, Contraception, Corporations, Money, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Sex
  • Rush Limbaugh Loses Advertising Money Over "Slut" Remarks

    Somehow, in his bizarre multi-day diatribe equating women who have sex using health care-provided birth control with prostitutes, Rush Limbaugh seems to have pissed off the only people to whom he is truly loyal.

    No, not congressional Republicans. They don't count as real people. I'm talking about corporations

    "Due to recent commentary by Rush Limbaugh that does not align with our values, we’ve made the decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program," Gabby Nelson, company spokeswoman at mattress manufacturer Select Comfort, said in an emailed statement.

    Select Comfort, which advertises its Sleep Number brand bed, was the second company to sever ties with Limbaugh over the growing controversy. Sleep Train was the first to sever ties. It sent a message out on Twitter earlier today, telling consumers, "We are pulling our ads with Rush Limbaugh and appreciate the community's feedback."

    Oh my! Can you imagine these companies' surprise when it was suddenly and shockingly brought to their attention that they were advertising with a person who was capable saying such derisive and ugly things?!

    If only there were some way they could have known in advance.

    Tags: Advertising, Contraception, Corporations, Money, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Sex
  • Obama Makes Reassuring Call to Rush Limbaugh's So-Called Slut

    Shocking News! Though, maybe it's not all that shocking considering the moral turpitude of today's liberal smut-peddlers.

    It would appear as though Barack Obama, a sitting President of the United States, has been outed as make a phone call to a person who has been publicly-identified as a "prostitute." Isn't that just like a Democrat

    President Barack Obama called Sandra Fluke on Friday to express his concerns to the law student who was called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.

    "He encouraged me and supported me and thanked me for speaking out about the concerns of American women," the third-year Georgetown University law student said on Andrea Mitchell Reports. "And what was really personal for me was he said to tell my parents they should be proud. And that meant a lot because Rush Limbaugh had questioned whether or not my family would be proud of me. I appreciated that very much."

    Calling is one thing, but "encouraging" and "supporting" her efforts? That's going a bit too far, I think. Even for him.

    Why, if so-called progressives like Obama and Fluke had their way, I'll bet women would be allowed to have sex with whomever they wanted to whenever they wanted to! Can you even imagine what an amoral dystopian wasteland that would create?

    Tags: Barack Obama, Contraception, House of Representatives, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Sex
  • The Daily Show on the Blunt Amendment Debate

    These senators are absolutely right. This isn't about women's rights to have healthy sex lives. Not at all! It's about the exact opposite of that.

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    Coverage continues with Founding Fathers Theater after the jump.

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    Tags: Barbara Boxer, Contraception, Democrats, Founding Fathers, Health Care, Jon Stewart, Men and Women, Mitt Romney, Religion, Republicans, Roy Blunt, Senate, Sex, The Daily Show, Thomas Jefferson, Video, Women's Rights
  • Rush Limbaugh Still Rush Limbaugh

    I'm not sure there's anything to be gained from perpetuating the cycle of outrage that surrounds Rush Limbaugh and ultimately boosts his ratings, but  like a shark that must swim to survive, a political blog must continually remind readers that Rush Limbaugh is still an awful person

    "Can you imagine if you're her parents how proud of Sandra Fluke you would be?" he said. "Your daughter…testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the pope…"

    "Three thousand dollars for birth control in three years? That's a thousand dollars a year of sex — and, she wants us to pay for it," Limbaugh said, adding that high school boys applying to college should consider Georgetown. "They're admitting before congressional committee that they're having so much sex they can't afford the birth control pills!"

    The conservative radio host continued: "What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps."

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    Tags: Contraception, Drugs, Rush Limbaugh, Sex, Women's Rights