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Rush Limbaugh

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by me_so_horny, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. me_so_horny

    me_so_horny 10 inch

    Is a Cunt.

    How people like him and Glen Beck even have a voice, numbs me to the core.
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  2. TheOne

    TheOne The President Ten Years of Phun Most Talented Phunner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    don't know who they are :dunno:
  3. HeavyToka

    HeavyToka All Things Alison Brie ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    Agreed, I'm honestly surprised nobody has tried to kill him.
  4. Magge

    Magge Phun`s Yoda ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Why even care ? ... worth killing ? :confused:

    ... probably an American thing ! ;):)
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  5. X-Spectre

    X-Spectre Veni, Vidi, Veni

    To a large degree Rush and his ilk on BOTH sides of the aisle are the major cause of the deep divide between the two parties and their inability to work together. They play to the lowest common denominators of fear, anger and nationalism and use that to unreasonably polarize otherwise reasonable people to the two political extremes. Many people see through this and use their own minds, these people, who once would have considered themselves moderate democrats/republicans, today are forced to call themselves independents because the two parties have become so divided.

    In years past Rush et al. would have been reviled as yellow journalists and demagogues, today they hide behind terms like 'talk radio host' or 'commentator' or other such doublespeak while simultaneously portraying what they feed the public as news and facts and skewing EVERYTHING to support their brand of extreme-ism.
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  6. Flippy

    Flippy There is a cat in here Staff Member ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i doubt that will solve anything he will just be replaced by someone else with the similair views.
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  7. merlin

    merlin Mudder - Phunner Ten Years of Phun Member You'd Most Like To Meet ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    In my personal opinion, I believe Rush and Dr. Phil were separated at birth.
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  8. X-Spectre

    X-Spectre Veni, Vidi, Veni

    Nah... failed abortions obv. ...
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  9. me_so_horny

    me_so_horny 10 inch

    I'm all for everyone having their say. I don't care that these assholes spout their metric tonne of ass juice any chance they get.

    What worries me...they have an audience/following...and not a small one.
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  10. J3scribe

    J3scribe non requisite Staff Member Most Awesome Thread ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    His latest outrage has spurred people to go after his sponsors and they are listening and responding by pulling their ads from his show. Calling that woman a slut and a prostitute (he claimed in his later apology that he was merely trying to be funny - HUH?) could possibly be the the last straw. Good riddance Rush, you blowhard hypocrite.
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  11. X-Spectre

    X-Spectre Veni, Vidi, Veni

    Yeah... my question to him would have been... did his insurance pay for any of those perscription meds he was abusing a few years ago. And he was bloviating about a woman wanting her insurance company (NOT the Govt.) to pay for her birth control pills, ffs, most of them pay for friggin' Viagra, how much of a disconnect is that?!?
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  12. 5p1d3R

    5p1d3R Perfect Pair Hunting ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    I have long believed that he is a dirt bag. Says what ever he wants, whether it is fact or fiction, without repercussion, and to the detriment of US politics. Unfortunately, there are people that believe his verbal diarrhea and take it at face value. This is a part of the reason why he is 'dangerous'. People eat up that shit cake he is serving. It would be a delight if his sponsors finally did pull out, when all know he father should have.
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  13. X-Spectre

    X-Spectre Veni, Vidi, Veni

    Another of Rush's highlights, He SHOULD have been gone from the American discourse after this little gem...

    Rush Limbaugh On the Offensive Against Ad With Michael J. Fox

    By David Montgomery
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    Possibly worse than making fun of someone's disability is saying that it's imaginary. That is not to mock someone's body, but to challenge a person's guts, integrity, sanity.

    To Rush Limbaugh on Monday, Michael J. Fox looked like a faker. The actor, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, has done a series of political ads supporting candidates who favor stem cell research, including Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin, who is running against Republican Michael Steele for the Senate seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes.

    "He is exaggerating the effects of the disease," Limbaugh told listeners. "He's moving all around and shaking and it's purely an act. . . . This is really shameless of Michael J. Fox. Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."

    Limbaugh, whose syndicated radio program has a weekly audience of about 10 million, was reacting to Fox's appearance in another one of the spots, for Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill, running against Republican Sen. James M. Talent.

    But the Cardin ad is similar. It is hard to watch, unless, for some reason, you don't believe it. As he speaks, Fox's restless torso weaves and writhes in a private dance. His head bobs from side to side, almost leaving the video frame.

    "This is the only time I've ever seen Michael J. Fox portray any of the symptoms of the disease he has," Limbaugh said. "He can barely control himself."

    Later Monday, still on the air, Limbaugh would apologize, but reaction to his statements from Parkinson's experts and Fox's supporters was swift and angry.

    "It's a shameless statement," John Rogers said yesterday. Rogers, Fox's political adviser, who also serves on the board of the Parkinson's Action Network, added: "It's insulting. It's appallingly sad, at best."

    "Anyone who knows the disease well would regard his movement as classic severe Parkinson's disease," said Elaine Richman, a neuroscientist in Baltimore who co-wrote "Parkinson's Disease and the Family." "Any other interpretation is misinformed."

    Fox was campaigning yesterday for Tammy Duckworth, a congressional candidate, outside Chicago, when he alluded to Limbaugh's remarks. "It's ironic, given some of the things that have been said in the last couple of days, that my pills are working really well right now," he said, according to a report on the CBS2 Web site.

    After his apology, Limbaugh shifted his ground and renewed his attack on Fox.

    "Now people are telling me they have seen Michael J. Fox in interviews and he does appear the same way in the interviews as he does in this commercial," Limbaugh said, according to a transcript on his Web site. "All right then, I stand corrected. . . . So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act."

    Then Limbaugh pivoted to a different critique: "Michael J. Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited and in the process is shilling for a Democratic politician."

    Limbaugh's shock at Fox's appearance is a measure of the disease's devastation, advocates say. Contrary to the charge that Fox might not take his medicine to enhance his symptoms, the medicine produces some of the uncontrolled body movements.

    "Stem cell research offers hope to millions of Americans with diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's," Fox says in the Cardin ad. "But George Bush and Michael Steele would put limits on the most promising stem cell research."

    Fox has appeared in ABC's "Boston Legal" this season. In his scenes, taped over the summer, Fox does not shake or loll his head as he does in the Cardin commercial, but does appear to be restraining himself, appearing almost rigid at times.

    A source with direct knowledge of Fox's illness who viewed the Cardin ad said Fox is not acting to exaggerate the effects of the disease. The source said Fox's scenes in "Boston Legal" had to be taped around his illness, as he worked to control the tremors associated with Parkinson's for limited periods of time.
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  14. J3scribe

    J3scribe non requisite Staff Member Most Awesome Thread ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    He never lets up. Every time he apologizes for some stupidity on his part, Rush then immediately throws in some sort of left handed insult just to balance things out. I'll never understand what drives someone like that. What a fuckwit.
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    MovieHound 10 inch

  16. J3scribe

    J3scribe non requisite Staff Member Most Awesome Thread ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's a big ol' pile of fuckin' greenbacks. And I thought Alex Rodriguez was overpaid!

    The most disturbing statistic in that story is: "...the weekly audience for his three-hour midday show has held steady at about 20 million listeners, according to his syndicator..."
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  17. linusnc

    linusnc linusome ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I don't listen to him. The only radio guy I listen to is Don Geronimo! I could care less what they all say. He is far right others are far left. He says some a lot of things that are out there. It is getting to the point here where you can not like another human being unless they are the same party as you. I have never once asked my friends if they are a Democrat or Republican. I could care less about conventional wisdom or what majority of people think.

    The majority of people on both sides of the isle just follow someone and do not think for themselves. They only go with the flow or what the polls say.

    So Rush calls this lady a slut. Totally uncalled for and unexceptable Where was all the outrage when Jimmy Fallons band played "Lyin' Ass Bitch" when Michele Bachmann came on his show? Oh wait that was funny and she got what she had coming cause she's a Republican with a different viewpoint then theirs. Jimmy Fallon would not even be doing his stupid capitol one commercials if it was Michelle Obama he had on and did that.

    The pill should be in insurance? Really STFU we got more to worry about then that shit. You get a disease like cancer you work for your health insurance. Can't work no more cause you are n hospital and the your insurance goes away. I don't know how much for an adult but my daughters bill was over 1 million. So we get a health care for everyone bill that does nothing to fix this but just mandate you get the same crappy coverage way to go guys! Instead of fixing this we worry about the pill. You know if I have sex with someone and do not want to get them pregnant I use this inexpensive thing called a condom. Cheaper then the pill. Yeah may feel different but I am not getting a disease either. Sure it is not perfect but neither is the pill. read the side effects. Only side effect for a condom is you have latex on your penis. What I am getting at there is much more to worry about then this shit.

    Well I have typed enough I don't care about it just throwing my 2 cents out there.
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  18. J3scribe

    J3scribe non requisite Staff Member Most Awesome Thread ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ms Fluke's testmony before congress concerning the pill had nothing to do with sex or contraception. The pill has other uses - important uses - beyond contraception that are important health care issues for women. Her point was that many other medicines are routinely covered by health insurance, including elective prescription medications such as Viagra and Lunesta, and yet the pill is not. Why? It doesn't make sense, especially since it is so widely prescribed and it's health benefits are so well known and documented.

    One day your daughter is going to come of age linus and she will likely be taking the pill herself. It may even be a necessity for her from a health standpoint as it is for so many women. It would be nice to know that by that point the pill will be routinely covered by health insurers as a matter of practice. In order for that to be the case the fight for that right must start somewhere and that's the challenge Ms Fluke has taken on. She's not a slut or a prostitute, she's a champion. Big difference.

    My :2cent:
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  19. linusnc

    linusnc linusome ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I did not call her a slut or anything else. Or that I am anti woman. Other things to worry about then Rush.

    If the pill has so many benefits then it should be added. I am not a woman so I do not know about it. If viagra is on the plan then there should be to. I never said it shouldn't but I am so glad congress is involved now I know for sure it will get worked out. Because are Government is so good about looking out what is best for the little person
  20. X-Spectre

    X-Spectre Veni, Vidi, Veni

    Pretty much spot on Scribs. Oh and as far as Jimmy Fallon goes, HE"S A FUCKING COMEDIAN, he's not posing as a 'Journalist' or doing constant stories about politics, now if you had said John Stewart, Bill Maher or Steven Colbert on the Left you might have an argument Linus, they do those things routinely. I personally think that John Stewart is the most vulnerable to this criticism from the Right because his show is sort of presented as 'news' and he skews it, whereas Colbert is obviously parody and Maher is now only on a pay to watch network so no one can rightly complain about what he says except his bosses since he has no sponsors and they seem fine with it.

    As far as politics Linus, I agree with you, I don't even talk politics with anyone except on the internet. That's the effect I was talking about earlier in the thread, otherwise reasonable people have become raving fanatics for their personal brand of politics due to assclowns like Rush, Beck, Stewart, Maher et al. .
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