Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Bill on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:01 am

Oh no, a man made fun of a woman! How horrible.
Please grow up.
Guess what, it's ok to critisize women. They can take it.
How did liberals fall back into 1950's thinking. They have a need top protect this women from mean old Rush.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Interloper on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:24 am

You must be a slut trying to hide something, Bill.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby chud on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:41 am

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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby yieldingxxx on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:38 pm

I love it how the men on this forum are the loudest voices against Women's health care issues. They're fine with insurance paying for viagra, prostate, and other male enhancement drugs, but birth control for women which is used for all kinds of things, including Ovarian cysts which can be cancerous, and other hormone issues? Good election strategy Republicans. :D Keep it up GUYS, Obama just jumped up to 18 point advantage with the Women's vote.

Here's the numbers from todays latest Wall Street Journal Poll: -- Read em and weep :D

President Obama, 50% approve of his job – his highest mark in the NBC/WSJ survey since Osama bin Laden’s death – and 45 percent disapprove. In a hypothetical general-election contest, he leads Romney by six points, (50 to 44) percent, winning independents (46-39 percent), women (55-37 percent) and those in the Midwest (52-42 percent).

Obama enjoys even bigger leads over Paul (50 to 42 percent), Santorum (53 to 39 percent), and Gingrich (54 to 37 percent).
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby gzregorz on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:05 pm

The reality is Rush is a big boy and like Bill Maher when he lost Politically Incorrect these guys know when they're pushing it.

Also like Bill Rush will be back.

Saying that I still think if you're not going to give a sincere apology then don't give one at all.

Rush is apologizing because he's losing sponsors. That's capitalism.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby gzregorz on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:21 pm

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Uh...the government is not paying for anything.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Bill on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:59 pm

Interloper wrote:You must be a slut trying to hide something, Bill.



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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Steve James on Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:45 pm

Sure, women can take it. If Rush had called all ___ women sluts, that'd be one thing. But, he's a public figure. It's wrong for him to single out an individual and ridicule her publicly. Sure, she could stay out of the public light. That sounds like what some guys say when a woman complains about being raped. I.e., "her" actions justified what "he" did. To me, what Rush said about the woman was pure cowardice. When commentators said things about Bristol Palin, they were wrong. She didn't deserve it; and she doesn't have to take it. Hey, if I called one of my students a slut because she wanted to testify about something, I might get fired. But, like I said, I think it's better to allow him to say his piece openly.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Bill on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:05 pm

You really have to get over the old 'rushing to the aid of a fair damsel' thing.
She went in front of congress and in doing so put herself out in the public eye and is open to be criticized.
There is no right to be free of criticism.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Steve James on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:45 pm

Calling a woman a slut --for her opinion as a public person-- isn't quite the same as criticism, in my book. And, yeah, I guess it's kind of a chivalry thing. But, fwiw, if somebody said such about my wife, daughter or mom because of a political position they took, I think it'd be worth a punch in his face. Can't explain it if ya don't understand. Maybe I'm old school; but, I know a few old-fashioned guys who'd take a beatin' for that. Ymmv.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby river rider on Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:58 pm

She wasn't criticised, she was attacked and lied about. Criticising her message would be totally fair... and could easily be done without an unwarranted personal attack. You are right that people know, or should, that this is one of the dangers of standing up in public. And I'm sure she did know that... but there's nothing out of line about fighting back, or about others supporting her. Raising the personal human cost of standing up for what you believe in is usually more of a tactic to avoid criticism of another's POV rather than an honest attempt to deal with the issues.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Interloper on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:02 pm

Steve James wrote:Calling a woman a slut --for her opinion as a public person-- isn't quite the same as criticism, in my book. And, yeah, I guess it's kind of a chivalry thing. But, fwiw, if somebody said such about my wife, daughter or mom because of a political position they took, I think it'd be worth a punch in his face. Can't explain it if ya don't understand. Maybe I'm old school; but, I know a few old-fashioned guys who'd take a beatin' for that. Ymmv.


It doesn't take too much insight to observe and comprehend that even on an Internet forum like this, ad hominem attacks are counterproductive and considered to be trolling. Attacking ideas is appropriate, but attacking individuals is not. It only serves to draw attention away from legitamate discussion and debate of issues.

Why would or should it be any different in a public aural-oral discourse, than for a written one? Ad hominem attacks are a low form of behavior.
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby Steve James on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:32 pm

Why would or should it be any different in a public aural-oral discourse, than for a written one? Ad hominem attacks are a low form of behavior.


In addition, there is an asymetrical relation between Fluke's "power" as a public individual (to attempt to speak before a House or Senate committee) and the power of a radio personality. If Rush were just a guy on RSF calling Hillary a ditchpig, ok. That's just insulting and stupid. It's like a bunch of guys at a bar. Otoh, if the Pres. would have called ... pick a Palin or Bachmann or Coulter a "slut" on his radio address, I don't believe for one second that the response would be, "Aw, women should just lighten up."

Now, if the President called Rush or his wife a slut, I guess that would be okay, right? (Not directed at you, Interloper).
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby yieldingxxx on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:25 am

Here are the companies we have confirmed that have already pulled their sponsorship from Limbaugh's show. The list is growing with more coming I hope .... Yeah Freedom of Speech!!!



Kelly@ Quicken Loans4 days agoReplyRetweetShare“Recent comments by Rush Limbaugh do not align w/our values, so we made decision to immediately suspend all advertising on that program.

SleepNumberSara4 days agoReplyRetweetShare“Thanks to all of you for your concern and input. We are currently pulling all ads with Rush Limbaugh

theSleepTrain4 days agoReplyRetweetShare“@moughthere As of today.....

LegalZoom4 days ago ReplyRetweetShare“We have listened to our customers & have decided to cease our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show immediately.

Citrix Systems4 days agoReplyRetweetShare“We have listened to our customers & have decided to cease our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show immediately. t.co/QFq4Y2C5

Carbonite > A Message from Carbonite CEO, David Friend Regarding Ads on Limbaugh
Over the past two days we have received a tremendous amount of feedback on Rush Limbaugh's recent comments. I too am offended and very co...

CarboniteShare“ProFlowers statement: facebook.com/ProFlowers
ProFlowers2 days agoReplyRetweetShare“ Thank you for your comments and concerns. We have decided to join other advertisers and suspend our sponsorship of The Rush Limbaugh Show .

Michael Rozbrucha day agoReplyRetweet Tax ResolutionShare“ We have monitored the unfolding events and have determined that Mr. Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with our values.

AOLa day agoReplyRetweetShare“@ScottCandage Looks like we were running on it, but we've told them to pull us from the show indefinitely. Thanks for letting us know!

Allstate Insurance17 hours agoReplyRetweetShare“Rush Limbaugh’s comments are not in line with SENSA values so we are pulling our ads indefinitely which shud be down in the next couple days

Sensa Team13 hours agoReplyRetweetShare“We've taken steps to ensure that our radio ads do not air on this program.

Bare Escentuals12 hours agoReplyRetweetShare“Mr. Limbaugh's unsettling comments are not in line with our values, and we've decided to remove our advertising from the program.

Vitacost.com19 hours agoReplyRetweetShare“As of this past weekend, ALL our #rushlimbaugh commercial spots have been PULLED. We do not support his inexcusable words/beliefs. Thank u.

Joe Hadeeda day agoReplyRetweetShare“@RushWMALads @rushlimbaugh @wmalnews we have requested our ads be pulled from his show. They should be completely removed tomorrow.

ThompsonCreekWindows2 days agoReplyRetweetShare“Polycom had no intention to run ads on Rush Limbaugh Show. We’ve taken action to discontinue ads. See statement t.co/HclBggTx

Polycom7 hours agoReplyRetweetShare“ServiceMagic has requested to remove our advertisements on the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Read full statement here: t.co/dMyMtpC2
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Re: Time for Rush Limbaugh to GO

Postby chud on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:57 am

So yieldingx, I assume that you will also call for Bill Maher to go as well, since he has made misogynistic comments on his show:

Maher has called Palin a “dumb twat” and dropped the C-word in describing the former Alaska governor. He called Palin and Congresswoman Bachmann “boobs” and “two bimbos.” He said of the former vice-presidential candidate, “She is not a mean girl. She is a crazy girl with mean ideas.” He recently made a joke about Rick Santorum’s wife using a vibrator.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/will-obama-super-pac-return-misogynist-bill-mahers-million-dollar-donation_633200.html
After all, if it's wrong for one side to do this, then it's also wrong for the other side, right?
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