Comments for: Rush Limbaugh apologizes to law student after calling her a ‘slut’

Posted March 04, 2012, at 4:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — An influential conservative talk show host apologized to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program. The student, Sandra Fluke, had testified to congressional Democrats in support of their …

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  • “What happened to personal responsibility and accountability?

    Ok Rush!

    Turn in your License to the FCC!

    Your Out of Here!

    •  Do you feel that way about Mike Malloy who wanted Navy Seals to kill George Bush or is it just Limbaugh that you hate?  I think that they both should be banned from talk shows but that would be a violation of their right of free speech so I guess we have to live with it.

      • Carl Lawson

        Slander is not free speech.

        • StillRelaxin

          She should sue his rich fat “behind!” If that’s not possible, I hope her father gets a chance to kick it down the street.

          • Anonymous

             Sue him for what? Making her famous? His words were inexcusable, but she would already be forgotten if it weren’t for Rush’s mistake in taking the bait. Don’t worry, she’ll be well compensated for being a good soldier in the progressive’s march toward a fascist state.

          • Anonymous

            You obviously do not know what fascism is.

          • Anonymous

            Neither did the Italians before their own “messiah” came to power a VERY short 70 years ago. Hopefully, ours won’t have a second term to really turn up his Marxist theology.

            BTW, Yes, Limbaugh was way over the line and wrong. He did the right thing in apologizing.

            Yes, this little girl was also wrong demanding such an entitlement mentality.

          •  I hope it doesn’t matter, because it shouldn’t matter.

            It was obvious from the get-go that this was a media BS story !  I expect like Rahm says – (or Goebbels or Lenin) don’t waste a chance to obfuscate the issue.

            I can’t stand Limbaugh, only read about him when the media makes a ruckus.  I would almost bet tho that if you listened to his whole spiel (I can’t – his voice sickens me) it might have been over the line but no more that Maher slams or Jon Stewarts smirks. 

          • Anonymous

            Oh please. These underinformed t- bags throw around facism and socialism as though they’re interchangeable with each other. They haven’t a clue.

          • Anonymous

             Personally I love it.  I love that a party that rails against immigrants, social liberalization, unionization, and believes that “government should be shrunk to the size that it could be drown in a bathtub” is misinformed enough to accuse the opposite party of being fascists.  No wonder they believe college and education is for the snobby elite; because clearly they have either never had one or never used one.  BTW, for those of you who agree with Norquist’s pronouncement about government, I would like to share a quote with you:  we should “reduce the size of the State to its necessary functions.”  The brilliance behind this idea… Benito Mussolini.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you for the last two sentences. People who spew the word “fascist'” are parroting FOX and have no idea of what they say.

          • Anonymous

            You refer to a 30 year old woman law student as a “little girl”.

            That speaks volumes.

          • Anonymous

            Little girl?  She’s 30 years old with degrees from Cornell University. She has quite a lengthy resume in Liberal causes. She took on Georgetown to challenge their policy on contraceptives and Catholic tenets and beliefs on birth control….when labled under Women’s Health”  also covers abortions. I think she will turn out to be a liberal activist for the Obama Administration and Obamacare. She is what is often referred to as a shill.

          • Anonymous

            You mean Like Rush is a shill? Except without the education?

          • Anonymous

            I fear you don’t know what a shill is ? So I will help you out. A shill, plant is a person who helps a person or organization without disclosing that he or she has a close relationship with that person or organization.

            (Fluke pretended to be a young 23 year old, financially needy and struggling…..along with 40% more students in her same boat) and it all equated to being unable to pay for their contraceptives.  In these days of the fact-checking internet, the 30 year old Liberal feminist activist can’t get by with that kind of ruse.

            Now back to Rush. Now that you understand what a shill or plant is, what is Rush Limbaugh being a shill for? 

          • Anonymous

            Like you, I was just obfuscating.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, I know very well that conventional wisdom holds that Progressives are Socialists, but I, for one am not buying the propaganda. Besides, in the final analysis, there are only really two distinct poitical/economic systems with varying degrees of freedom and regulation, or oppression: Imperialism and Capitalism.

          • Briney

            Limbaugh is the Fascist Dr. Joseph  Goebbels for the tea party controlled GOP.  Like Goebbels, he has uncontrolled access to the nation’s airwaves.  Under the protection of  the Federal Communications  Commission (FCC) he is free to say anything he wishes.  His popularity is ensured through the repetitive broadcasting of his vile outbursts.  Otherwise, I, and a lot of other people, wouldn’t even know he existed.

          • Anonymous

             So, how would you propose to restrict his unfettered access to the weak and vulnerable minds of us intellectually helpless Americans?

          • Briney

            He is as free as the FCC says he is.  I don’t need anyone  to censor my reading, viewing, or listening habits.  I just don’t listen to him.  Unfortunately, some stations repetitiously air his vulgarities.  So, I just turn them off, too.  If people wish to listen to a vulgar hypocrite, then, they too, have the unalienable right to do so.    

          • Anonymous

             You hand an awful lot of power to the FCC. This is exactly how fascist states begin, with an appeal to the “powers that be” to put an end to “injustice.” It would be far better for our society as a whole, if we were to do our best to work out justice on our own first, with fairness and compassion. It is foolishness for any of us to expect the government to fair and compassionate. It is not the job of government to do so, nor is it even possible.

          • Anonymous

             Fascist states normally begin as an attempt to shrink the size of the government, roll back workers protections, and curtail immigration. (Look up the fascist movement in Italy for examples). 

          • Anonymous

             Yes, but in response to some supposed “crisis.” So, in effect it is actually an over-reach of government in attempts to manipulate the economy and politically appease the masses or big industry. So, exactly how is it different from Communism? It isn’t, just two sides of the same coin.

          • Briney

            Our forefathers decreed freedom of speech – not I.   I fail to see how such freedoms embody fascism.  Fascism takes away such freedoms.  Books, art, free speech, were all eliminated  under the fascist rule of Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini.  

            Limbaugh and others, posing as journalists, make a mockery out of the amendment.  They have no integrity, which professional journalists strive to uphold.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the left or the right of the issues, no broadcaster, writer, or politicians should resort to name calling, racism, and a myriad bucket of dirty tactics.

            The FCC abides by the rule.  People like Limbaugh couldn’t care less.   His apology, as Ron Paul said, was nothing more than an attempt to appease his advertisers.

          • Anonymous

             But your description of Limbaugh’s treatment of free speech belies the contempt with which you hold said right. You may “think” that you despise Limbaugh, but it’s really free speech that you vilify. Example; instead of saying that Limbaugh “couldn’t care less,” you might have afforded him some credit in successfully enacting his right to free speech. Remember now that what is good for the goose… Of course, you’re perfectly entitled to your take on Rush’s beliefs, personality, delivery, etc. But, when you try so hard to discredit the man with yet more slander, which you’ve yet to back up BTW, it paints you as one who wishes that they could in fact deny Mr. Limbaugh the right to say what he does. Call it what you will, but I see it as censorship of a most disturbing kind.

          • Slander!

            He needs to go to court and loose everything !

            The sooner the better!

          • Anonymous

            Hopefully he won’t loose his bowels!

          • Anonymous

            I’m sure  she’s already hired by some activist law firm  with health insurance that includes the dangerous birth control pill and every other pill big pharm want to push on her.

        •  Having responsible sex and paying for it yourself, is not healthcare.

        • Well neither is a death threat to a sitting president!

        • Briney

          According to the FCC he is free to say anything under the Free Speech Amendment.  Beck and the rest of this tawdry gang of wannabee self proclaimed  “journalists” are protected under the 1st Amendment. 

          He fills a gap for those who delight in his vile sermons and outbursts of rage, as he writhes behind a microphone.  Goebbels personified. 

          • jimbobhol

            Entertainers not journalists just like Bill Mahar and gang on the left.

        • Anonymous

          Slander is free speech !  But the offender just might be sued over it.

      • Tahuaya Armijo

        He only has a show because he has advertisers.  Get the advertisers to drop him and he will be history.  He has the First amendment right of Free Speech but that does not give him the right to be on the air, paid advertising pays the freight.  I will boycott any company that advertises on his show and I’m sure some web site will keep track of who they are. 

        • Anonymous

          There are many websites that do that.StopRush.com is a good place to start.Maybe we can make him go the way of crybaby Glenn-banished to nowhere.

          • Anonymous

             maybe soo..

          • Tahuaya Armijo

            GPBand, I will check out that web site.  I will not support Rush Limbaugh in any form.  His advertisers will pay for his support of him.  If they want my dollars, they need to drop him.

            I understand that my dollars are not enough to get him off the air but we enough people band together, it might make a difference.  Even if we do not get rid of him, it might change how he behaves.

          • Anonymous

            If the people speak,good things happen.Look at all the $$ PP got after the Komen mess.Also that JCP stood up for Ellen DeGeneres after a couple of cranky conservatives thought they mattered.Time for them to go back under a rock.I will support all advertisers who care about all people and who will not kowtow to hatred.Your dollars and voice matter and so do those of everyone you know.

          • As soon as I heard about this I got on-line and asked each of these sponsor’s if they were prepared to lose their women’s market share once their sponsorship of Limbaugh came out. To a one, I got over 50 sponsor replies, each not just telling me that they dd not agree with Rush position but stating that they did not sponsor his show. In essence, they saw the writing on the wall and and ran like a scalded dog ! Autozone, Domino’s, Quicken, SleepComfort all didn’t just pull back from Rush. They outright ran, and took their advertising dollar’s with them, as soon as  the inevitable reaction started.

            It’s also interesting that the GOP Moderate’s, who have come out and ‘smacked’ Limbaugh publicly, are now being seen more and more as the only real option available to the GOP voter’s that are sick of the hoop-la and extremist’s. If nothing else, maybe, Rush actually provided a much needed seperation of position within the GOP. Given the recent ranting’s and raving’s between Romney and Santorum, a ‘tone’d down’ GOP position is very much needed if issue’s are to examined and voted on with the dangerously distracting emotion’s stripped out. Knee-jerk reaction’s are a dangerous basis for policy to be based on. Iraq and Afghanistan are proof of that alone.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks!Excellent points all.

        • Millicent

          He’s lost six so far that I know of. 

          • jimbobhol

            One was the Chevy Volt and some solar panel company, but I think they did it because of no taxpayer money or something.

      • Anonymous

        Two wrongs never made a right.  Rush was wrong and wrong-headed.  That’s the issue.  He’s an entertainer who crossed the line and needs to go away.

        • Anonymous

          I thought liberalism is about tolerance, forgiveness, compassion and diversity.  Sorry I’m not seeing much of those sentiments here.  Maybe those traits only apply when it concerns other “progressives”. Let’s not be hypocrites!   The guy made a mistake and used a poor choice of words, have any of you critics ever done a similar thing?  Your exalted king (Obama), has on many occasions misspoke (anyone remember the 57 states comments?)  yet the media doesn’t mention them.  Why? 

          • Imus made a mistake!

            Rush IS a Mistake!

          • Anonymous

            Who mentioned politics here? When someone is wrong they are wrong.  Nothing liberal, conversative or moderate about it.  This is not about the President.  Let’s stay on topic.

            Making a mistake about 57 states cannot be compared to what Rush did.  He personally attached and grossly insulted a young woman and he did it for entertainment purposes.  To boost his ratings and he double-downed on it the next day. 

            It’s amazing how often the “two wrongs make a right” defense is used.  That kind of logic belongs on the playground.  It’s like being back in 3rd grade.  Wrong is simply wrong.

          • Anonymous

            Does this mean that Bill Mahar has to go away for calling Sarah Palin a dumb c—?

            BTW…..Sandra Fluke is not a 23 year old financially strapped and struggling 3rd year student.  She is 30 years old and here is her history.

            Sandra Fluke (born 1981) is an American feminist activist and law student at Georgetown University,[1][2][3] who testified before a panel of House Democratic Party members on the importance of insurance policies providing free contraceptive coverage.  She was a past president of the school’s Students for Reproductive Justice group.

            Before going to Georgetown, she graduated from Cornell University in 2003 and spent five years working for Sanctuary for Families, a New York-based nonprofit aiding victims of domestic violence. While working, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. She also co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after twenty-year of advocating, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Fluke was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence. While at Georgetown, she worked on issues that involved domestic violence and human trafficking.

          • Anonymous

            Here’s her bio from the Georgetown website

            Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. She has also interned with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking; Polaris Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Break the Cycle; the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Crime Victim and Sexual Assault Services; and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.Through Georgetown’s clinic programs, Sandra has conducted proposed legislation based on fact-finding in Kenya regarding child trafficking for domestic work, and has represented victims of domestic violence in protection order cases. Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. In her first year, she also co-founded a campus committee addressing human trafficking. Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.

          • Anonymous

            People do on occasion speak out on matters of justice and fairness, even though they themselves are not personally affected. I can’t believe I have to actually explain this. Have you never stuck up for someone who was being bullied, or exploited, because it bothered you to see it?

          • Anonymous

            Have you never stuck up for someone who was being bullied, or exploited, because it bothered you to see it?
            ****************************
            Yes, I have…………..more than once.  The people I stood up for were not being bullied for pretending to be someone they weren’t. They were actually being bullied for who they were. Sandra Fluke killed 2 birds with one testimony. She took on Catholicism and their position on birth control (which covers abortion) She was fighting for Catholic Institutions to be forced to cover a practice that goes against their tenets while pretending to be a 23 year old.
            *************
            As far as people speaking out for truth and justice….. such as Fluke passing herself off as a 23 yr old financially strapped, struggling student…..does your theory suggest we shouldn’t have denounced people like Al Sharpton for accusing and condemning 6 white police officers for raping Tawana Brawley?

            Sharpton decided to stick to his false accusation because sometimes the attack that Brawley accused the officers of does happen for real, therefore Sharpton justified his repulsive lying accusation to bring attention to white on black rapes of teenagers.
            The very Reverend Sharpton did the same thing when he  became judge, jury and executioner, before any facts came out, about Duke Lacrosse team members raping a stripper. He never admitted his rush to judgment in that case either, because sometimes these attacks really happen. It cost people their jobs, their reputations and $millions.

            So your theory is, if people lie for a greater cause, we should all be humbled and understand that the end result is in pointing out injustice… if their lie can have validity on other occasions.

          • Anonymous

            You’re very sanctimonious.  And long-winded.

          • Anonymous

            if you are an american you should be insulted by the president saying we have 57 states this girl only took offence because the comment maybe was to close to some issue she might be having but witch one of the extra states is OBOMBA giving money too or hanging around in.. think about that… who cares about the little girl who can not close her legs

          • Briney

            Learn to spell the president’s name.

            Like Limbaugh, you can say anything and get away with it.

          • Anonymous

            get a life i can spell

            In a message dated 3/4/2012 9:38:55 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

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            Briney wrote, in response to bdymaniam:
            Learn to spell the president’s name.

            Like Limbaugh, you can say anything and get away with it.

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          • Preston Nethercutt

            All I would deign to say regarding your comment is-My God you”re ignorant, seemingly semi-literate, and oblivious to the issues. 

          • Anonymous

            because being a liberal is all about being a hypocrite where was the self righteous indignation when Maxine Waters called members of the GOP Demons just a few weeks ago?  What was it that Nancy Pelosi called George Bush a few years back? let me think for a moment….I believe the term that she used was “miserable failure” None of the left wingers were at all offended by that,  I seem to remember a Democratic member of Congress  accusing our troops in Afghanistan of murdering innocent people in their beds in the middle of the night and once again the Liberal elite was as quiet as a church mouse.  Face facts the left is all for free speech as long as you are in lockstep with them, if you stray from the progressive party line,  as far as they are concerned you should be silenced by any means they can come up with.

          • Preston Nethercutt

            What negligent media are you referring to Wecandoit12?  Fox News has become as mainstream a media outlet as any and they shriek about every misstatement by the President and any “liberal” they can dig up. Check out their web site, Fox Nation.com, for a hearty helping of near treasonous  comments and unbridled vitriol.  Every day the right wing is in full cry over the most trivial matters such as ” fifty seven states”. Whoop-de-do. And you characterize an obscene,  misogynistic attack on a private citizen broadcast to millions of listeners  for three days  as a “mistake” and “a poor choice of words”. Really? Limbaugh also went on to solicit pornographic videos for public viewing. “Conservative” values at their finest, I’m sure you’ll agree.

        •  I said that but where was your outrage when Mike Malloy did his thing?  Was it because good old Mike was a extremist left winger and its okay for them to say and do whatever they want or is it because the left agreed with him?  I think we both know the answer to that question.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know who Mike Malloy is – honestly never heard of him. 

            Wrong is simply wrong.  All I’m saying is that two wrongs never make it right.  We have to stop justifying bad behavior because someone else did it.  That’s just dumb.

          • Anonymous

            True, but pointing out abject hyprocrasy by so many on the Left is what in your mind?

          • hypo crasy!

            HUH!

            Now “Thats” a Tea Party Description!

      • Anonymous

        Who’s Malloy?

        • Ed

          Who’s Rush Limbaugh?

      • I just dont like dimwitted bullys

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDX55yyQk2U

      • Anonymous

        Today, Mike Malloy, the newest Liberal talk-show host mocked recent tornado victims, their religious beliefs, in a most hateful, spiteful way. 

        QUOTE: “Their God, if this is the way they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement, in Alabama, in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma, you know the bible belt.. where they ain’t gonna let no g*dd*mn science get in the way.”

    • Anonymous

      Personal accountability is a 2 way street….Dilbert.
      Don’t see much on the left either!
      Apparently it’s everyone for themselves in this so called Global economy mastered by your leader Bill Clinton (NAFTA).
      Obama care will be the icing on the cake if not destroyed. 

      • Anonymous

        At a loss to follow your political response pertaining to matters with no connection to this unspeakably vile, slanderous, and conscienceless personal attack on a woman speaking her mind on women’s health issues by this odious hack.

        • Anonymous

          Does this mean Bill Mahar has to be shut down for calling Sarah palin a dumb c—?
           
          Or David Letterman?  Will he be shut down for saying Sarah palin looks like a slutty flight attendant…..but he didn’t stop at that. He also said ” during a 7th inning of a Yankees game, her daughter, Bristol was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.                                                    
           

          • Anonymous

            “Public” figures have a different set of expectations as to what people can say about them publicly. If you’re confused about this, look up slander laws in Wikipedia. 

          • Anonymous

            Well if your litany means you think  Mr. Rush Limbaugh and this  protracted character assassination can somehow be justified; then he is plainly your soul mate and I wish you and his remaining sponsors the joy of him and his filth.

          • Anonymous

            Well if your litany means you think  Mr. Rush Limbaugh and this  protracted character assassination can somehow be justified
            ******************************************
            No, I’m not justifying it. (BTW…Ms. Fluke is 30 years old and not 23) The lies just keep on flying.

            MY POINT was……Bill Mahar and Daivd Letterman are still going as strong as ever. Do you consider these two favorites of the Liberals to be odious hacks? What is your justification of the Mahars and the Lettermans of the entertainment world? Can you justify what they said about Sarah Palin and Bristol Palin?

            When I asked the question…..will these two odious hacks be shut down because of “their” unspeakably vile, slanderous, and conscienceless personal attack on a woman, Sarah Palin, did it make any difference in their popularity or continued success? The answer is obviously NO.    

          • Anonymous

            First of all,Mahar did pay a price for his statements.And Saint Sarah wailed about the liberal media(which is a fiction anyway)If she can dish it out,she should be able to take it.And Bristol cashed those fat reality TV show checks with no problem.

          • Anonymous

            What was Sarah Palin dishing out that is on the same  level of being called a dumb   c—  on national television by Bill mahar? Or where is Sarah’s equivalent remarks that is on the level of Letterman’s slanderous vile remarks against her and Bristol? You claim she was “dishing it out? Please cite her quotes you are saying she said.
            As far as Bristol cashing those “fat” checks from a TV show…..what does that have to do with anything?

          • Anonymous

            Wrong recipient

          • Anonymous

            5 hours ago I asked:   Still looking for those unspeakably vile and slanderous quotes that you claimed Sarah Palin uttered of her antagonists?  Remember, you said she was dishing it out but couldn’t take it when you justified the vulgar labels directed at her from  Mahar and Letterman

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t bring up Bristol-you did.She is of no importance.Also,my point was that Palin cried about the evil liberal media.She was treated with kid gloves and ran away from any real interviews.Even the Couric”disaster” was softballs.Maybe since she could see Russia from her house,the Russian media would treat her better.

          • Anonymous

            You really are sitting there staring at your watch to check your responses?What a sad sorry state of affairs.The rest of us have jobs,families and other things we need to take care of.LOSER.

          • Anonymous

            BRB

          • Anonymous

            Simmer down there GPBand.

             The Palin QUOTES I requested of you are from yesterday. My first request  for those Palin quotes (that you say sunk to the level as Mahar and Letterman) was around 1pm yesterday. You didn’t supply any vulgar Palin quotes.  I then went and watched the Celtics game and had my supper. I returned to this fickle comment page five hours later…didn’t see any of those obscene Palin quotes that you indicated Sarah Palin had dished out. So I merely repeated my request to you (yesterday around 6:30 or 7 pm) So I would disagree with you that I was sitting and staring at my watch.

            It appears to me that you are equating Palin describing  the MSM as evil (you still didn’t supply that quote)…… running away from interviews and something about Russia as being on the same level as Mahar calling her a dumb c— and Letterman saying she looks like a slutty flight attendant. Are those really your examples of her dishing it out?  

            Yes, I have a family, other things and a job also, but I have Sundays off. So I thought it might be amusing to fire up my hypocrisy patrol duty. This article really fit the bill. I haven’t joined you folks on these comment sections for a while…so you did get a break from me…up until yesterday. (LOL)

            As far as Bristol Palin………….you did mention her in one of your posts….you said she had no trouble cashing fat checks. (whatever that’s supposed to mean)

            BTW….GPBand…might I remind you that you beat me to this comment page today by 4 – 5 hours.

          • Anonymous

            So what’s your point?

            Are you supporting Limbaugh because others are just  as tasteless as he is?

          • Anonymous

            I have yet to reveal if I support Rush Limbaugh or not. Because I point out other media celebrities who have assailed Sarah Palin and called her vile and slanderous names (and attacked her family) not just once, but continually, since she emerged in the public eye, shouldn’t be an indication that I justify what Limbaugh does.

            I have a proclivity to point out blatant hypocrisy from Liberal and Progressives who remain silent when a conservative woman’s character is being savaged and bludgeoned by the Left.

            So for the 3rd or 4th time, I will point out to all Liberals, Democrats and Progressives on this blog who are screaming for Rush’s head on a pike and hope his program goes down in flames because of offensive remarks should have every reason to believe he will escape any lasting repercussions…simply because Bill Mahar and David Letterman are still liked and popular in spite of maligning Sarah Palin and calling her vile and disgusting names. From what I’ve observed, their audiences applaud and laugh and appreciate their denigration of this conservative woman.

            And it should be painfully obvious by now that people, such as yourself and the majority of other Liberal/Obama supporters have never raised an objection to any instance of unwarrented defamation of Sarah Palin (and other conservative women). When you and other like-minded Libs, Progressives or whatever persuasion you might be, demonstrate outrage towards successful Liberal personalities who find it entertaining to denigrate, persecute and mock conservative women, then I’ll  pay heed to your outrage over Limbaugh insults.

            I guess you could call me the hypocrisy patrol. I can’t help myself when the Liberal double standard is so barefaced and  blatant.

          • Briney

            Sarah Palin got into the Vice Presidential race by smearing Barack Obama by calling him a terrorist.  As her virulent support of McCain continued, even McCain had to step in and attempt to water down some of her caustic remarks against Barack Obama. 
            For three years she has never let up.  

            Her hate bubbled over when she pasted sniper scope cross hairs on a map of the USA as places to be re-taken from Democrats.   One of these was the hometown of  Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords.  Six people were shot to death.   Giffords was one of 13 who was wounded by an assassin. 

            You, like several others refer to “Libs” or “Liberals” as if they have a contagious disease, thus pushing the division in this country even wider.  Not all those of liberal minds think or believe in the same things, anymore than republicans.  

            Bill Maher’s comments about Palin should never have been made. Likewise with Limbaugh who damned a young woman for expressing her support of legislation.  

            Don’t worry about Limbaugh’s head being impaled on a spike.   He is the C-In-C of the republican tea party.   Only Ron Paul had the guts to point out that the phony apology was nothing more than Limbaugh’s attempt to appease his advertisers.

            Too bad you hate fellow Americans because they view life and politics differently than you.  But anyway, you can call me Liberal all the time.   I’m proud to be in such good company. 

          • Anonymous

            “Sarah Palin got into the Vice Presidential race by smearing Barack Obama by calling him a terrorist.  ”
            ******************
            WRONG. She didn’t smear him by calling him a terrorist and that is why she was picked to be a Vice-Presidential candidate. She accused Barack of hanging around with terrorists (it’s true) Her remark about how he had a habit of hanging out with home-bred terrorists was on Oct. 4, 2008. She was selected as VP candidate in August of 2008.

            Where is your evidence that I equate Liberals with having a contagious disease? And furthermore, re-post any statement I posted on this comment site that tells you I hate fellow Americans who have a different philosophy from mine.

            And what is frighteningly dangerous on your part is implying that Sarah Palin is responsible for Gabrielle Giffords being shot, six people murdered and 13 people wounded. I have to believe you were either high or drunk when you accuse her of being responsible for this bloodbath in Tucson.

            Perhaps you don’t follow campaign seasons, with ads and signs that are part and parcel of provocative messages and images. Crosshairs didn’t begin with Sarah Palin. In the 2006 congressional campaign, Democrat Harry Mitchell ran an ad showing Republican J.D. Hayworth in a sniper rifle’s cross hairs.

            Protesters at anti-Bush rallies had crosshairs and targets drawn across President Bush’s face and messages such as…..and I QUOTE: “Kill Bush…Burn his f—ing house.” “Save Mother Earth…kill Bush.” “Hang Bush for war crimes” (with a depiction of him hanging at the end of a noose)

            Needless to say, your comment to me is actually disturbing.

          • Anonymous

            Ted Kennedy is another prime example of hyprocisy and double standard exhibited by the left.  Because he voted the “right way” on womens issues NOW and everybody pretending to be in favor of womes’s issues looked the other way while he had numerous affairs, sexually harassed too many to count, walked around in a drunk stupor and actually was responsible for the death of one of his girl friends; choosing to panic and run away while she drowned in his car that he drove off the bridge.  Too many occurrences to mention here but yet when a conservative slips and makes a mistake they are strung up and crucified by the media and women’s organization.  Because of this lack of equity in their responses and reporting NOW, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Rev Al Sharpton and so many others have zero credibility and cannot be believed on any topic.  Don’t even get me going on Rachel, Ed, and (may he rip) Keith over at MSNBC. 

            How many know that GE, (yes the GE that is exporting jobs to China, paying 0 taxes on 6 billion of profits, ceo is economic advertiser to Obama, received billions in stimulus $, the GE that is a major contributor to the DNC and Obama’s pac) owns MSNBC?  Obama promised us the most transparent administration in history, instead he leads the most corrupt administration in our history.  Chicago politics at its finest! 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, I know all about Jeff Immelt…CEO of GE. He has been appointed Obama’s jobs Czar. GE has moved most of their US operations overseas ….to China, creating thousands of jobs there.  So you have to hand it to him (and Obama) Immelt has created thousands of jobs…in China.
            GE paid no taxes in 2010, in spite of making 5.1 billion in profits.

          • Anonymous

            public figures are different than private persons, under the law, aren’t they?

          • Anonymous

            Yes.

          • Mary Stubbs

            Liberals don’t have to play by the same rules.

          • Anonymous

            Bill Maher is on HBO, which does not fall under the FCC’s jurisdiction. Nor are there any advertisers to answer to.

          • Anonymous

            Well Ryan…I learn something new everyday….about the Liberal mind.
            I had no idea that Liberal leaning celebrity entertainers with their own TV shows are given approval  from their “fans” as well as carte blanche to denigrate and malign  any woman they don’t like just because they don’t have advertisers to answer to. Thanks for letting me know how your mind works, although I’m not surprised.   

        • Anonymous

          More info on Sandra Fluke,  According to a bio on Georgetown’s website, Fluke’s professional background is in domestic violence and human trafficking advocacy. At Georgetown law, she is the former president of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, an editor for the Journal of Gender and the Law, and vice president of the Women’s Legal Alliance. She has a bachelor’s degree in Feminist, Gender & Sexuality studies from Cornell.Sandra Fluke is no innocent bystander who just happened to think Georgetown’s policy was unfair.   Rush should have done his homework, found out what a fraud she was.

          • Anonymous

            How does ANY of the above information qualify her as a fraud? 

          • Anonymous

            She was trying to present herself as an innocent victim of Georgetown’s healthcare policy.  She knew exactly what she was doing, that makes her a fraud.

          • Anonymous

            YOU’RE  trying to present her as an “innocent victim”.  She was trying to testify on a issue that is important to her.  

          • Anonymous

            You took the words right out of my mouth.

          • Bob Conti

            No, she wasn’t testifying as a “victim” at all, but as an expert witness familiar with the issues.   You have not one scintiall of an idea what this is about, do you?

          • Anonymous

            Oh yes I do, she is using a Catholic institution  as her forum for  cradle to grave national healthcare.  By the way  she really doesn’t care about women’s health.  I would have more respect for her if she had spoken on the danger of the birth control pill and how women are being used by the big pharm. controlled health care industry.  But, you could careless regarding that issue because you obviously just use women.  How about you demanding birth control for men.

          • Anonymous

            “By the way she really doesn’t care about women’s health.”

            You know her? Tell us more.

            By the way, the phrase is “couldn’t care less.”

          • Anonymous

            scintilla

          • Anonymous

            Uh, what was she trying to do that contradicted her experience?

          • Millicent

            everything that you listed made her perfectly qualified to testify. She’s no fraud. 

            Do intelligent women scare you?

          • Anonymous

            I hope she runs for office with a set of qualifications like that!That is who we need in government not another fat old white turd like McConnell,Boehner and others.

          • Anonymous

            She should get a real job, do some real good instead of wasting everybody’s time and tax dollars.

          • Anonymous

            sure does show a lack of character of my207input

          • Anonymous

            Yes they do. When they try to get “freebies” out of the rest of us they scare the hell out of me. We’re $15 trillion in debt and now I have to pay more taxes so that this “intelligent woman” can have sex for free? If that doesnt scare you, it SHOULD

          • Bob Conti

            Sex for free.  Seriously?  What does that even mean?  The point that she was making, which clearly flew over your head if you even knew what it was, certain forms of contraception actually are useful for other medical conditions apart from birth control, and that it should be covered under a health insurance plan, not taxes. You know, I pay in to a health insurance plan and you don’t see me getting all panties in a wad about flaccid men needing Viagra and able to get it for a small co-pay.  That’s as “sex for free” as what she testified to.  Really, do a little research before start tapping out drivel on you your computer.

          • Anonymous

            I dont care what you say Bob. This is about another handout and at the same time forcing religious organizations to violate their own beliefs on contraception. Nobody has outlawed contraception so its not about access. I guess you would be the expert on being flaccid so I’ll leave that part of it to you. The whole point is that I dont want to pay for your viagra or anyone elses nor should I have to. They can pay for it themselves or not have sex.

            The reality behind this is that its a smokescreen. The media doesnt want to talk about gas prices for fear of hurting Oblamers minumal chance at relection. They dont want to talk about him apologizing to terrorists because we burned the Qurans THEY DESECRATED with their secret messages written in them. No the media wants to cover for Oblamer and thus we get this crap: a 30-year old woman who cant pay for her own B.C. pills. Really Bob, maybe next time you can deal with a real issue like your panties.

          • Anonymous

            Gasoline prices have nothing to do with anybody who lives in the White House. In fact, it smells a hint of socialism for conservatives who hate Obama to suggest that the federal government should have a hand in setting prices…

          • Anonymous

            “Gasoline prices have nothing to do with anybody who lives in the White House.”
            *************************************
            Since when ?????

            It’s really not that long ago but…do you recall , beginning with Speaker Pelosi and her cronies, constantly gathering around microphones and accusing President Bush, Dick Cheney, Halliburton and their Oil buddies as being  squarely responsible for gas prices. (so they could line their “evil” pockets)

            The price of a gallon of gas when Obama was inaugurated was $1.78.  The average price for a gallon through the Bush/Cheney Administration was $2.20.

          • Anonymous

            Want gas prices to go down???  Stop trading oil as a commodity.  As long as it’s traded on the nyse, every time a camel breaks wind or those pesky speculators do what they do the price of gas is going to go up.

          • Anonymous

            I’m getting disgusted enough with gas prices  that I’m just about ready to put a propeller on the roof of my car and algae in my gas tank.

          • Anonymous

            Let me know how that works out for you, maybe I’ll give it a try.

          • Anonymous

            I see that your grasp of this situation and how contraceptives work ( not to mention that the pill is prescribed for other reasons ) is equal to mr. limbaugh’s.  How sad for you.  I’m also guessing that there are other times when intelligent women scare you…

          • Agreed! 
            Listeners should do their homework and find out what a Fraud Limbaugh is!

          • Anonymous

             Your point is what? She and those like her need to be rounded up and put back in the kitchen, to cook  and sew and pump out reams of little male chauvinists?  What a perfect world.

          • Anonymous

            Nobody is saying any such thing. What pro-life conservatives are saying is…..pay for own birth control and abortions. When a faithful Catholic, pro-lifer or right-to-life person goes to buy a health insurance policy and they find out (forced and mandated by Obamacare) the policy they will pay a premium for covers abortions……it is a vile violation of their consciences and they will refuse to purchae the policy. Who could blame them?

            This polarization of beliefs, principles and morals will be coming to a volatile head within the next 6 months. The brutality and cruelty of Roe v Wade is coming home to roost. It has been brewing since its passage by 7 robes 30 years ago.

          • Anonymous

            You’re all  wet. You are defending the indefensible.

          • Bob Conti

            And so we should, as consumers of health insurance, be able to dictate what the premium dollars are for?  Should one who thinks that extraordinary measures to save somebody’s life violates God’s will be able to say “no” to those medical procedures?  Insurance is a business, not a religion. 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, and they should get out of the health care business.

          • Anonymous

            Yours is a strange comparison (when it comes to matching it up against ending the life of human beings in utero) but be that as it may, using extraordinary measures to keep someone alive is a toss up as to whether it’s “God’s will.” (Every case is a unique situation)

            However, if you are willing to pass out your phone number, the next time we are in a situation where we have to make choices for a loved one about using extra measures to keep them alive, we will dial your number and solicit your opinion on whether it’s God will or not.

            Most people have a living will where extraordinary measures are covered in that document. For all the good that does, in the end, the doctor will ask the patient what they want and don’t want. It could be slightly different than on a day years before, when they were in a lawyers’s office, hale and hearty, and could never forsee the situation in the waning days of their life. 

            If the patient is no longer unable to communicate or reveal their end of life instructions to their doctor, then it will be left up to his or her immediate family….who knows them a whole lot better than some lawyer who drew up the living will. The only thing a living will is good for is protecting the individual from theft and or murder…should some family member want to get at the wealth and fortune faster and sooner than the old guy or girl can die.

            Yes, insurance is a business…………….but millions of policy holders have religious convictions that certain provisions in any given policy can violate their faith and principles. I would welcome insurance policies where we go down, line by line and check off what we want covered, and dont’ want covered or have a need to be covered. Who could ever object to those kinds of policies. There are a myriad of coverages in my policy that I don’t need and will never need. It would be common sense to have the ability to remove those services and have my premium be lowered because of it. But, I’m talking “common sense” here. There’s very little of that left anymore……anywhere you turn.  

          • Anonymous

             So because in your view her scholastic achievements and background render her a fitting, needful, and justifiable recipient  of this savage and relentless slandering by this awful excuse for a man. You and fat boy really have a problem with women standing up for their rights, I think.

          • Mary Stubbs

            the friend who was having medical problems and had n ovary removed and was upset about the idea that he might not be ble to give her mother a grandchild, is gay. Now, before everyone jumps down my throat, I know lesbians can have babies, but there is adoption. This chick just wanted to stir the Jesuit pot.

          • Anonymous

            Do explain how that stuff makes her a “fraud” …

      • Anonymous

        You and everybody else will get the benefits of the ACA.Do you work for an ins co.?

      • I think accountability starts with the truth!

        Bill Clinton was NOT the master of NAFTA !

        It origins where  from the right with Ronald Reagan and George Bush.

        Bill Clinton an some Democrats erroniously believed the lie.

      • Anonymous

        The Global Economy was concocted by G H W Bush and Ronald Reagan, the only thing left undone by them was NAFTA which was passed and signed by Bill Clinton.  He didn’t hnderstand what this would do to the Nation.

        •  Funny how I recall Carter talking about the global economy. 

        • Anonymous

          The president can only sign or veto a bill that Congress sends to him; he can’t “pass” one.

          • Anonymous

            Obama is utilizing Executive Orders……since the 2010 election avalanche.  He has already stated that if Congress won’t pass his ideas and proposals, he won’t wait for them, he will declare them law himself. Who wants to take a guess at what we call “leaders” who transfer that kind of power to themselves?

            He held a meeting with some of his closest congressional legislaters a week ago Friday, soliciting their ideas on how to bypass Congress in his next term. I’m sure Louise Slaughter was one of advisors. She was the one who claimed they could just “deem the thing passed” in their ram and jam method to pass Obamacare.

          • Anonymous

            “Obama is utilizing Executive Orders……since the 2010 election avalanche. He has already stated that if Congress won’t pass his ideas and proposals, he won’t wait for them, he will declare them law himself.”

            Hm… I seem to recall President Bush invoking signing statements, in which he would sign a bill, but state that he would ignore certain provisions — in essence trying to do a line-item veto.

            Those are not legal.

            Executive orders, on the other hand, are a valid tool allowed by law.

            Regardless, the onus is on you to support your argument that Obama is breaking the law.

          • Anonymous

            “Regardless, the onus is on you to support your argument that Obama is breaking the law.”
            *******************************
            Not really…..the responsibility lies with the Supreme Court (not me)….who will eventually determine if Obama broke laws and or violated the Constitution.

      • Briney

        It was the Bush folk in 2006 ( before Obama)  who planned the NAFTA super highway which would bypass all ports and unions, and easy and unimpeded access to American markets.  

        Bush spearheaded NAFTA in 1986 in conjunction with Canada and Mexico.  He was still pushing the enactment, but had to hand it over to Clinton who succeeded him.  He signed it into law in 1994 on a vote of 132 republicans and 102 Democrats.  Thirty four republican senators backed the law and so did 27 Senate democrats. 

        It was your master – George W. Bush -who conceived, pushed and shoved the NAFTA agreement. Clinton was not the master or creator. He signed it. Both parties agreed to it.

      • Briney

        Excuse me, but let’s set the record straight.

        You’re wrong.  NAFTA was not mastered or created by Bill Clinton.  Your own George W. Bush masterminded NAFTA in concert with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.  They signed the original agreement December 17, 1992.

        However, before finalization of the negotiations, Bill Clinton became president.  Obviously impressed with the idea, he got the blessings of 132 Republicans and 102 Democrats.  The measure slid through the Senate approved by 34 republicans and 27 Democrats. 

        NAFTA became law in 1992.   It was a joint effort created by George Bush and approved by both republicans and democrats.   And, as you can see no one was concerned about who was “Left” or “Right” back then.  They joined arms and happily approved it.   Total vote by Republicans, 166.  Total vote by Democrats, 129.  

        The Blame Game continues.  Unfortunately, most is without factual evidence.  Then again – depending on which “side” you’re on.

        • Anonymous

           “And, as you can see no one was concerned about who was “Left” or “Right” back then.  They joined arms and happily approved it.”
          ******************************************

          And I bet they all sang Kumbaya too ! Or maybe Heigh-ho-the-derry-oh.

    • Anonymous

      Imus was canned for the very same thing.   Limbaugh should be taken off the air.

      • Agreed!

        • Anonymous

          Anybody care to guess who owns the radio company Limbaugh broadcasts over?  Anybody?

          Give up?

          It’s Bain Capital.  That’s right…Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital

          • Briney

            Now you know why Romney gave such a watered down admonishment to the chief of the GOP – Limbaugh.    Santorum was just as weak, as was Gingrich.   Only Ron Paul called it right when he said it(Limbaugh’s)  wasn’t an apology, merely an attempt to curry favor among advertisers who had left his show.

      • Briney

        The FCC can not do that, anymore than they could curtail Glenn Beck.  They will tell you that as a “journalist” he is protected under the freedom of speech act and can say anything he wants.   
        Professional journalists  abhor Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter, Perino, Rove, and more, who use the Fox propaganda airwaves and their own in 24 hour a day condemnations of anyone not serving the party. 

        • Anonymous

          Actually, as Howard Stern found out when he was on terrestrial radio, you can’t say “anything” you want during the day. This is not to say that Limbaugh violated any FCC rules; he didn’t.

          • Briney

            The FCC upholds the right of each individual to free speech.  Limbaugh, like Beck, and others, are untouchable by the FCC.  Complaints to that office are dismissed on the grounds that Limbaugh, or whomever, is merely exercising his or her  rights to free speech as a “journalist.”

            If we were to exercise those “rights” by using disgusting comments like Limbaugh and others, we would be wiped off the board.    But then,Limbaugh and his crew have no integrity.  His listeners for the most part couldn’t care less.  “He tells it like it is,” one guy told me. 

          • Anonymous

            Journalists don’t have any more rights than the homeless man down the street.

          • Briney

            Journalists and anyone else are permitted under the first amendment to write or say anything they wish.  And, of course “the homeless man down the street.”    The FCC will tell you that, if you wish to a lodge a complaint. The federal agency is merely following the dictates of our forbears.  None of whom, I would imagine, ever envisioned that such a right would be so malignantly used to enhance a person’s stature  among millions.

            Few, if any, would risk a broken nose, or, a loose tooth by spouting such ignorance. Others insulted by the profanity and slurs, could seek legal action for either slander or libel. With well heeled people like Limbaugh – forget it. He holds a fistful of Aces – money and power.

          • Anonymous

            Today, Mike Malloy, the newest Liberal talk-show host mocked recent tornado victims, their religious beliefs, in a most hateful, spiteful way. 

            QUOTE: “Their God, if this is the way they want to look at it, keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement, in Alabama, in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia and Oklahoma, you know the bible belt.. where they ain’t gonna let no g*dd*mn science get in the way.”

        • My gosh, you are right.  How did I miss this for all these years?
          Only conservatives slant their stories and liberals are always fair without pushing their agenda.

      • Anonymous

        Won’t happen.Imus was fading before he made those comments.Also the bigger deal was that some of the students were minors who were not involved in activism.They were just playing a game.That said,continued public pressure should help.Starve the beast of money.

        • Anonymous

          News alert… Limbaugh has been fading for some time…

    • Anonymous

      Sandra Fluke is a phony she is quoted as talking about how she reviewed Georgetown’s insurance policy prior to committing to attend, and seeing that it didn’t cover contraceptive services,  she decided to attend with the express purpose of battling this policy. During this time, she was described as a 23-year-old coed. Magically, at the same time Congress is debating the forced coverage of contraception, she appears and is even brought to Capitol Hill to testify. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today show, it was revealed that she is 30 years old,  NOT the 23 that had been reported all along.

      • Tahuaya Armijo

        my207input, how about some documentation about this?  This is something that I have not been able to find.  I admit, I only spent a few minutes looking but Google is pretty good at picking up on things like this. I guess I am saying, I’m not sure I believe this information is accurate.

        From the day of her presentation, she was describe as a 30 year old law student.  I remember reading it.

        • Anonymous
          • Tahuaya Armijo

            my207input, I just read that article.  There is not one mention of her age in it.  It does say she is interested in women’s health and headed an organization with that goal.  So what?  That is why she wanted to testify before the Congressional committee.  I really do not get your original post.  The article I did find, actually had more to do with what you posted but even that article questions the validity of the information about Ms. Flutes.  

            Thanks for the web site.

          • Anonymous

            Be sure to read this one too since Ms Fluke and you are so concerned about women’s healh

            http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/291514/pill-not-good-women-erika-bachiochi

        • Tahuaya Armijo

          I found some documentation for you.  theblaze.com has an article about Sandra Fluke being a fake but if you read the article arefully, much of what they report is speculation.  In short, they are guessing about a lot of what is in the article.  Her being an activist is not an issue.  She is that.  That is for sure but that is not illegal.  She is an advocate for women’s health.  So what is the point?

          Some did report her age as 23 but the article even speculated that reporters may have simply assumed she was about that age because she was in law school.  Law school students are college graduate and so are usually over 22. The article did not report that she claimed to be a 23 year old student.  That is evident because the article questions how that age got into some reporting.

      • Briney

        Limbaugh is a phony.

    • Briney

      Integrity is not a part of his credentials, anymore than it is of some of these tea party candidates for the presidency.   Romney is constantly “apologizing” and so is Santorum.  Or, is it, as they say clarifying remarks that are “misspokes” or, “taken out of context?” 

      After watching and listening to them, one has to tune in the next day to understand that half of what they said the day before was really “what I meant to say.” 

      Of all the radical radio and TV “journalists” Limbaugh can bow his head and accept the crown as the worst. 

    • Anonymous

       I believe it was P.T. Barnum that said”any publicity is good publicity.” Anyways Rush is an entertainer and no one has to listen to him unless they want to. Most of his rants are just for show and to boost his ratings. I kinda still wonder why he had Viagra pills on a all men weekend???? HeHe

    • It’s always wonderful to see how these ideologues can spin logic and reason to support the case whatever they oppose and yet never be able to recognize that their own logic and reason in the best weapon against themselves!  A good old little thing called hipocrisy!

    • Briney

      Unfortunately for those who detest his wild tantrums, Limbaugh is fully protected under his first amendment rights which guarantee him and anyone else the right to say anything they wish.   Limbaugh and others – oh, yes on the left, too – have uttered some toxic scorn that the average Joe or Marty can do without.  

      The FCC guards Limbaugh’s rights under the Free Speech amendment.   Under that right “as a journalist, he is free to say whatever he chooses.”   Sad.  But true.  Print journalists wouldf never get away, or, even choose to twist such a guarantee into the hyperbole hurled at millions each day.

      I don’t listen.  I just catch his replays on newscasts. 

    • Anonymous

      Here is how the honorable “Mr. Take Personal Responsibility” handles losing advertising support because of his own reprehensible actions.

      On his radio show Monday, Limbaugh addressed the advertisers who dropped their spots from his program, telling his audience, “I’m sorry to see them go. They have profited handsomely from you. These advertisers who have split the scene have done very well from their access to you, my audience on this program.”He added, “That’s a business decision and it’s theirs alone to make. They’ve decided they don’t want you or your business anymore.”http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/05/limbaugh-advertisers-jump-ship/?hpt=hp_c2

  • Bob Uncle

    I’m disappointed he apologized, consider the absurdity of what she is demanding… I’m with the the critics on this one he must have had to. Dlbrt go ahead get the FCC to take his license it will be your mistake.

    • Anonymous

      I’m dissapointed she did not sue him for defamation of character. Put how much worth can anyone put into the words of a convicted drug user anyway, he can just claim he was high at the time and not responsible for his actions. 

      • Anonymous

        that would not fly in court

        • pbmann

          He called her a sl*t and a prostitute.  Sounds like defamation of charactor to me.

          • Anonymous

            Yes it is

      • Briney

        His sponsors can do more to help than anyone – just drop him.

    • Briney

      The FCC can not take his license.   He is recognized by the FCC as a “journalist” and as such is free to say anything he wishes.  Beck, Hannity, O’Reilly, and the rest have government protection to spew their hate.

  • Anonymous

    For a person who was busted ” Doctor shopping” for more Oxy, it is amazing that this hate monger is still on the air. 

  • Anonymous

    He has quite a sense of the  “humorous”.   The only thing this hate filled hack is sorry about is the departure of sponsors dollars.

  • Tahuaya Armijo

    That apology was so sincere that I could feel his emotions taking hold of him.   I guess his advertisers dropping him got the best of him.  It is a shame that common decency did not take hold first.

    As for what he said on the air, he was trying to be humorus about as much as he can do hand stands.  What a bunch of bull. 

    He ragged  on Sandra Flukes for days and was relentless and then to claim he was trying to be humorus is the same thing as saying the nation is stupid and does not understand what he was doing.

    Now he owes the nation an apology for a public apology that lacks any real sense of truth and expecting the nation to believe it.  He has just told all of us we are stupid enough to believe him.

    This is what really happened and this is what he needs to apologize for and not pretend he was being humorus.

    In short, because he disagrees with Sandra Flukes, he decided to assassinate her character.  Character assassination is not humorus and it is clear most of the nation did not find it funny either.

    Rush is a bully.  It is that plain and simple.  He needs to apologize for being a bully.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything you wrote except your last paragraph.  Well said and liked.

      Rush isn’t a bully.  Who could ever be afraid of Rush?  That people actually consider him entertainment says a lot in what is wrong with our country.

      • Anonymous

        I said it earlier and I’ll say it again.  His remarks were more reprehensible than those of Imus and yet he continues to be on the radio.  He needs to go.

        • Briney

          The only way he’ll go is when people who foolishly listen or watch – whatever – turn him off.  

      • Anonymous

        Than how come when a republican say some thing Rush dose not like he phones the Repblicans an that person back tracks on what he / she said  ? This has happen more than once

    • Anonymous

      but you can attack him and thats ok huh

    • Briney

      Somone ought to get the janitor to cut the power plug in that cell he operates from.

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see him in court over this he would not be in charge an he would half to answer all the questions an he would not be able to rant an rave for hours either an his side kick would not be able to screen the questions for him

  • This was not an apology.  change the headline.  Are there editors there?

    • Anonymous

      Barely.I keep a running tally of incorrect usage in the BDN.Not a day goes by that I don’t spot something.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know about the online versions, but the person who writes the article has, historicaly, NOT been the one to choose the headline. Someone else gets paid to write the headline, not the author.

      • Anonymous

        Why, you should become a reporter.  Let’s see how you’d do.

        • Anonymous

          The problem is editing,not reporting.

  • Anonymous

    He apparently showed no remorse until he saw his advertisers dropping by the wayside. His “sincere” apology was anything but that. That he has any advertisers left is a failure of the corporate sponsors to distinguish between right and wrong.

    • Briney

      Why would any responsible sponsor pay him millions of dollars to broadcast his hate and expect people to buy their products?

  • Anonymous

    Rush Limbaugh?  You mean the guy whose maid was buying him Oxy’s on the street?  You mean that guy?  You mean the guy who made it possible for street dealers, you know the ones many of you conservatives bad mouth here,  call scum, etc.,  made it possible for street dealers to stay in business?  You mean that Limbaugh?

  • Anonymous

    Lets go to thr real ? should Ms. FlukesHalth ins. cover her birth control? I hope it does not .This is the problem with Nobamas Health plan It has an agenda  and its agenda is unaceptable .

    • Briney

      Learn to spell the president’s name.   You sound like Limbaugh.

    • Anonymous

      Health insurance companies have offered and provided contraceptive coverage to their customers for many many years …. are you saying they should not provide coverage for services that many women have a medical necessity for and many others want?

  • Anonymous

    People today do not want to be told what they are doing is wrong, not by the church, government or their families. Ms. Fluke is a 30 year old law student attending a Catholic school why would she attend a Catholic school if she opposed their views?  She has no business needing birth control pills (unless for medical reasons, which I doubt).  She should not be engaging in sexual activity if she is not married.  The Catholic has taken an unpopular stand and they are the ones who are being persecuted.  

    As a parent I would have been disappointed that my 30 year old daughter, attending a $40,000 a year Catholic law school, thought that having her birth control paid for by the public was first and foremost on her mind.

    • Anonymous

      The public isn’t paying for her birth control.  All the law says is that as part of her basic health insurance plan, which she pays for with premiums, that contraception be part of that plan.  No one is asking you or Rush or anyone else to pay for it.  She’s not a Catholic she’s a Methodist, and finally If Georgetown had a problem with this maybe it should be part of the application process  to Law school and if they don’t want the Gov’t involved they can refuse all students who receive pell grants and gov’t back student loans.

      • Anonymous

        I will agree with you regarding Georgetown accepting students who receive Gov’t loans and pell grants.  It’s time for the Church to break all ties with the gov.    The Catholic church for too long has been partnered with the gov.    All religious and private schools and hospitals should cease accepting gov money.  When you accept gov money you have to accept the strings they go with it.

        The only way to fight gov control in your life is to accept little from it. Pay your taxes for the up keep road and a strong defense.  But don’t take anything else from them.  Homeschool your children and send them to private colleges that don’t accept gov pell grants or loans.

    • Anonymous

      To say that a 30 yr old women should not be “allowed” to have sex because she is not married is truly absurd. However, you are free to cling to your beliefs, just don’t try and impose those beliefs on others. If you choose to never have sex, more power to you!
      This women PURCHASED a health insurance plan at Georgetown University, she is not on the Gov’t dole, she paid for health insurance. What she is asking for is to have the policy cover basic healthcare. If the university was run by Jehova’s Witnesses and they refused provide blood transfusion’s in their insurance coverage would you be OK with that?
      Georgetown could keep their policy if THEY stopped taking gov’t money, Georgetown is the one on the Gov’t dole.
      One need only to look at St. Joseph’s in Bangor, the church owns numerous mansions around the hospital, plus a  “retreat” on a nearby lake. The nuns at St Joe’s are not cloistered in an abbey, they are living in mansions at your expense. You see the church pays NO TAX on any of their property, yet recieves all the services a taxpayer gets. That is being on the Gov’t dole

      • Anonymous

        I would never go to any institution run by Jehovah Witnesses because of their stand regarding blood transfusions.  As a Catholic I believe the Church should not accept gov money.  I believe at one time because of all the charitable work  the Church was involved in that is why they didn’t pay taxes.  That is not true anymore, they have become an arm of the gov.  That is not what Christ meant for His Church.  I believe my church should cut all ties with the gov and focus on their true mission

        • Anonymous

          The church hasn’t paid taxes since Emperor Constantine of Rome converted and made it the Religion of his empire. And they have been an arm of the gov’t  since about that time also.  I think he also said that all pictures of Jesus from that time forward had to resemble him. Hence all the paintings of jesus resembling a European and not the middle easterner that he was.

    • pbmann

      Georgetown has an excellent Law School, one of the best in the nation.  That is most likely the main reason she went to Georgetown.

  • Anonymous

    I wish you had published the entire apology. Is that asking to much?

    • Anonymous

      I complained to a radio station that carries his show.  They wrote back the following:

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.  You will be pleased to know that Rush has apologized and he says:
      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 tax payers 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.

      In my opinion this is an excuse from Limbaugh, not an apology.
      George

      • It sounds ABSURD!

        •  Interesting – re-read his statement and analyze where where it’s absurd.

          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 tax payers 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.

        • Anonymous

          And I’m confident you’d have called any failure to respond at all, equally ABSURD!

          Look, we all appreciate you don’t like Rush. So don’t listen. Otherwise, you appear simply obsessed with Rush. Another secret admirer?

          I don’t like most of the Marxist preachings of Maine Public Broadcasting, so I don’t listen much… but do enjoy the basketball tourney coverage and almost joined to get the Victor Borge DVD’s. Really was a good bargain.

      • Anonymous

         Its not even a plausible excuse, its an exercise in boundless cynical contempt .

      • Briney

        What excuse do sponsors have for backing him?  

        • Anonymous

          They dont back him. They want to sell their product. Hard to understand?

          • Briney

            As a matter of fact it is hard to understand.   Why would any reputable company want this disreputable  man to represent their products?  Apparently seven companies have agreed he isn’t a good representative. It’s as simple as that.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently the ROBthePUBLICans put the thumbscrews to this guy, otherwise he would have showed up on the radio and smeared her again…Must be an election year and the ROBthePUBLICans must be runnin’ scared. Scared enough to tell their media director to tone it down on this one.

  • Anonymous

    and RUSH you got it wrong TAXPAYERS aren’t the one paying so BUTT out…. employers and employees are! private pay issue.NOT taxpayers issue

  • Millicent

    A pathetic “it was just a joke” apology. Yeah, apparently your advertisers are not believing you this time, Rush.

  • Anonymous

     http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/01/stonehill-college-student-from-ny-suing-school-over-roommates-disturbingly-open-sex-life/

  • Rush …getting on your white robes and going after young women now .. not a surprise.. ..you are a hateful coward.

    • Anonymous

      Next he will go after little kids  .

  • Anonymous

    I strongly feel that a persons sex life is a personal, private matter.  Why she feels the need to broadcast hers on national television is beyond comprehension as is the premise that someone else should subsidize her sexual choices by providing free birth control????? 

    It doesn’t matter if it is the government or a faceless insurance company the money comes from real people in the form of taxes or insurance premiums.  Any more questions on why our taxes are so high?  Any more questions on why health insurance costs so much?

    When and where does this sense of entitlement end?  It’s time to draw the line and stop the socialism!!  If someone wants something, get a job, save the money, and pay for it with your own money.  Show some pride people and stop begging for handouts!

    The fact that this is a Georgetown law student makes her attitude even more incomprehensible.

    By the way I disagree with Rush’s choice of words, he should have chosen a more diplomatic way to get his views across. I find it amusing to watch how this has somehow become a “women’s health issue” and our “president” found time in his busy day playing golf to call her and exploiting the situation for political gain.

    • Tahuaya Armijo

      Not once did she mention her sex life during her presentation.  Not once.

    • Anonymous

      The bill is not a private matter. It affects every woman in the country. Obviously you have your opinion on it and are comfortable posting about it publicly. Does that mean you’re talking about your sex life?

    • Anonymous

      Did you read the article?? She pays for health insurance at Georgetown, she paid for a policy, do you understand that. The policy is legally bound to cover basic healthcare, including contraception (no one seems to mind that it also covers Viagra).
      Georgetown could maintain it’s policy if it simply stopped taking Gov’t money. Georgetown is the one on the Gov’t dole. Religous institutions pay no taxes in the US, THAT sounds like socialism to me!
      I did not believe anyone listened to the washed up druggy anymore, I guess there is a segment of society that is truly gullible, allowing a hate mongering drug user to prosper.

    • Anonymous

      She broadcasted details of her sex life you say?

      Good luck proving that big fat lie.

      We’ll wait here while you pony up.

    • Anonymous

      Have you read the testimony she gave?  Please show where she spoke about her sex life, otherwise stop assuming and lying:

      http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf

    • pbmann

      The young lady NEVER discussed her sex life or anyone else’s fo rthat matter.  She related a story of a friend who lost an ovary because she was not able to get the medical attention she needed because contraceptives were not covered in her health policy.  

      Birth Control Pills do more than stop pregnancies they can be used for medical reasons not related to sex.

  • Anonymous

     anyone including rush actually  KNOW  what this student said?? It doesn’t sound like it 

    • Tahuaya Armijo

      prettyfoolish: Rush could not have heard it or if he did, he choose to ignore what she said.  Not once did she ever mention her own sex life or lack of it.  She is an advocate for women’s health.  It is that simple and there are many reasons to take birth control pills, one of them is hormone treatment.  Rush was out of line from the beginning. 

      Another interesting fact is that medical insurance policies that include birth control are less expensive than policies that do not because bringing a child to term is more expensive than not getting pregnant.  So a student who pays for coverage, as part of a group policy, pays more for the insurance if birth control is not included. 

      A school, who accepts people of all faiths, should not dictate their values upon all of the students.  Any women who is against birth control simply could not practiice it and yet benefit by having a lower cost policy.  This should not be an issue. 

      What bothers me most is that a group of men, in this case Jesuits, are making decisions that impact women.  It is woman who will carry the burden of these decisions.  

      • Briney

        Something like the Spanish Inquisition.

  • Anonymous

    I’m $o $orry …Fraud !

  • Again this opinion that everything should be given to you.  I bought my own condoms, nobody gave them to me.  If I didn’t happen to have one, I didn’t have sex.  Stop depending on everyone else for you needs.  

    • Tahuaya Armijo

      Sandra Flukes pays for her group medical insurance policy, probably through student fees.  Not once did she mention her sex life during her presentation.  Medical insurance is less expensive if birth control is included.  So not having it included means she pays more or the insurance.  There are other medical reasons that someone may take birth control, hormonal balance is one of them.

      By the way, did you ever have to purchase a second condom?  i bet the first once lasted a very long time.

      • Anonymous

        The last time I was on campus, condom’s were free for the asking.

        Hormonal balace, acute acne, are a health issue. Promuscuity is a choice.

        • Anonymous

           So condoms are “free” for the asking on campus?  You mean they are paid for by taxpayer money?  As you said promiscuity is a choice….

          • pbmann

            No free for the asking could mean they were donated by a charity, paid for by student fees or the college paid for them.  Paid for by the students is the most common funding source for free condoms.

            And not all colleges get federal funds, most do not.

  • Anonymous

    He can apoligize and say he was just trying to be funny, but there is no denying he is the Repug/Tea potty groups spokesman. He is their accepted posterboy for their war on women, and their war on the people. He spreads their hate like a manure spreader.

    • Briney

      And it smells just as bad.

  • Anonymous

    Wake up and smell the coffee pal.  What does our country have to show for a 1.4 trillion stimulus package.    The current administration is the one robbing the public.  They gave away a lot of our money to their friends and the folks who got them elected (much of it has come right back into the DNC’s coffers), bought a lot of future votes, and took a lot of expensive vacations.  In just 6 years of democratic policy making (in 2006 democratics controlled the senate and the house) our national debt has doubled from 8 trillion to almost 16 trillion.

    • Anonymous

      Bush signed the stimulus package into law before leaving office.  It, in fact, was no Obama’s giveaway at all.  Get your facts straight before accusing someone of doing something.  You come on like Rush speaking half truths.  Get educated.  I suggest you shut off VOM and start reading.

      •  Good point.  You should take your own advise. Bush didn’t sign a stimulus package if  I recall. It was a bank bailout that was BI-PARTISAN even though the dems had complete control of congress.  Additionally, when the media wants to toot Obama they indicate that the bailout money has been repaid !  Do they mention that it was Bush who signed it.  Why did he sign it? Because if he didn’t, Pelosi and Co would have pushed through a bill that NEVER would have succeeded or been worse for the country or been paid back.  

        • pbmann

          Bush’s Secetary of the Treasury went to Congress and said this is what we need (the stimulus) give us everything we ask for and it should solve the problem.  I am paraphrasing but it is accurate.

      • Anonymous

        An educated person would not speak half truths an includes  Rush too

    • Briney

      In September, 2008, Bush approved a $700 billion bail out of the country’s lending institutions (banks). 

      By the end of 2009 the cost of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars reached $1.9 trillion.

      Both wars were initiated under false information by George W. Bush, Richard Cheney aided and abetted by Donald Rumsfeld.  

      More than 109, ooo Iraqi civilians were killed.  American service personnel losses are     6,358.  More than 35,000 more were wounded, many with lifelong physical and mental wounds.  There were also many losses by participating countries, but that’s enough. Have another cup of coffee, pal.

  • Anonymous

    Wake up and smell the coffee pal. What does our country have to show for a 1.4 trillion stimulus package. The current administration is the one robbing the public. They gave away a lot of our money to their friends and the folks who got them elected (much of it has come right back into the DNC’s coffers), bought a lot of future votes, and took a lot of expensive vacations. In just 6 years of democratic policy making (in 2006 democratics controlled the senate and the house) our national debt has doubled from 8 trillion to almost 16 trillion.

    • Briney

      Wrong.

    • Anonymous

      And the Dow average just went over 13,000. Capitalism like Obama’s policies.  If it’s good for capitalism, shouldn’t it be good for the country????

  • Anonymous

    He’s a pig; plain and simple.

    • obese buffoon….nasty tub-o-lard….pig. You people are showing the absurdity and hypocrisy of your argument. Someone says something you don’t like and immediately you start calling them names and attacking them personally. Keep it up. You expose yourselves as hypocrites with every post. Thanks for showing everyone your true colors and lack of understanding of issues.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. Thanks for pointing it out so eloquently.

        • Anonymous

          Defender of the eloquent, Harry, Limbaugh…good for you!

      • Anonymous

        He was lying this time 

      • pbmann

        Pig….. meaning dirty and lies in the muck he creates.

      • Anonymous

         It’s not hypocritical or absurd when the shoe fits.  And I’m not sure what the “lack of understanding” is about this issue.  Maybe you’re not understanding it?

  • Anonymous

    As long as Rush keeps spouting ignorance and poisoning anything resembling decent political debate, women and minorities will keep fleeing in horror from the Republican Party. Just because a woman has an opinion doesn’t mean she’s a s***. Rush go back to the 19th century.

    • Anonymous

      Are you saying it was okay to call Sarah Palan a “c***” then?

       Where was your outcry at that foul language?

      Hope you don’t trip over the Lib’s double standard any time soon.

      • Anonymous

        Who said that?

        •  Google’s your friend

          • Anonymous

            I see people have called her that, but I don’t see all these people out there defending Sarah Palin being called misogynistic things.

          •  Huh?   1st two I got are:

            Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin C *%%t | Stand-Up Act | Mediaite
            http://www.mediaite.com/…/bill-maher-calls-sarah-palin-the-c-word-during...
            Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin The ‘C-Word’ During His Stand-Up Act. by Tommy

            Bill Maher | Sarah Palin | C *%%t | Report: Bill Maher doubles down …
            dailycaller.com/…/report-bill-maher-doubles-down-calls-sarah-palin-…
            Report: Bill Maher doubles down — calls Sarah Palin the ‘c’ word. Published: 12:48

          • Anonymous

            What’s your point? I said that I’ve seen she’s been called that, but I don’t see people running to defend Maher’s use of the word. I don’t approve of it certainly and many denounced Maher for it. The issue here is that people are running to defend Limbaugh for what he said. Why? He lied and continues to lie about the nature of the testimony and he calls the girl a sl** with no basis and yet, here he is being defended. It’s ridiculous. This kind of behavior is wrong no matter who does it. 

          • Anonymous

            You mean like when Ed Schultz referred to Laura Ingraham as a “right-wing s lut”??? I didnt see you getting so upset then, and amazingly it was the very same term that Limbaugh used. Amazing how that works hun?

          • Anonymous

            I certainly didn’t see people defending that kind of name-calling like you are doing now. 

          • pbmann

            Ed got suspended for either a week or two weeks.  Where is Rush’s suspension?

    • Anonymous

      That’s what he wants so he can whine for the next four year

  • Anonymous

    maybe we should pay for breast implants so the women can look better too.. while having safe payed for sex i thought safe sex was as simple as keeping the legs crossed.. and that does not cost nothing.. i agree with RUSH he should stand his ground screw the money people pulling out if this is what he believes he should stick to it.but then again a simple bunch of words someone does not like can ruin someone like poor IMUS…. hurry everyone come get your government cheese and birth control hurry

    • Briney

      You should read or watch what she said.  Your propagandist did not.

    • Anonymous

       “keeping the legs crossed” ….. not quite what I told my sons to do …does that work for males too or are you referring specifically to females?

    • Anonymous

      He’s a dud

    • pbmann

      Cosmetic surgery is covered by some insurance policies but not contraceptives….. hmmm I wonder why an insurance executive would cover breast enhancement surgery but not contraception?

  • Anonymous

    Bet Rush’s insurance covers his little blue pills. The lost sponsors and revenue got to him, but maybe so did his wife?? Bet she’s proud to be married to that nasty tub-o-lard.

  • Anonymous

    It will be interesting to see if the advertisers who pulled their ads come sneaking back, now that the obese buffoon has “apologized”.

    • Anonymous

      The advertisers who pull their ads are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Limbaugh is an advertiser’s dream–his followers trust that what he advertises works.

      • Anonymous

        And those that don’t follow Limbaugh see his endorsements as a stain. 

        • Anonymous

          Don’t you  know he’s god he nows it all

        • Anonymous

          His endorsements are pure business. The companies that leave will be replaced by those eager to reap the benefits that his show’s exposure gives them. Are you saying you wouldn’t use Carbonite just because they advertised on Rush’s show? Not many Americans are that savvy about their dollars.

          • Anonymous

            You said that people speficially use products because Limbaugh endorses them, so why would the reverse not be true, especially considering the number of advertisers who have pulled their ads? Maybe it’s not enough to make most people reconsider what kind of products they use, but it clearly makes enough of a difference that businesses don’t want their products anywhere near associated with Limbaugh.

      • pbmann

        All 4 million and falling listeners?

        • Anonymous

          Maybe his listeners are falling off–I don’t know. But he still pulls in more listeners than any other radio talk show host. 

  • Anonymous

    i need a car to get to the doctor.. can we make that part of the health plan too and it needs a real big soft back seat

    • Anonymous

      Sure can, that policy would probably cost you more, just like a policy that insures pregnancy and childbirth costs its holders more.  You have to pay for it, just like this young woman, IN FACT, does. She is not asking for a free ride, like you imply. Dud, ya gotta work with facts, not VOM lies.

      • Anonymous

        You whine about the OWS you are worse than them nowe

      • pbmann

        Asking for facts would be unfair

  • Briney

    He can say anything he wishes.   The FCC will back him up.  His “apology” is the customary tea party-republican response heard almost daily.  But it doesn’t erase the hate espoused and nourished by the republican tea party gang.  

     Limbaugh controls the GOP aided by the tea party.  His crass comments  pitched from his broadcasting tank, show him for what he is – a despicable person writhing as he spews forth his daily vilification.

    •  Thanks,

      Jon Stewart controls the DEM aided by Media Matters and Andrew Weiner.  His crass comments
       pitched from his broadcasting tank, show him for what he is – a
      despicable person writhing as he spews forth his daily vilification.

      • pbmann

        Jon Stewart is a comedian who makes fun of things Republicans and some Deomcrats do and say.

        Rush speaks for the conservative right and whenever he gets called on what he says he runs and hides behind “being a infotainer”.  He is a coward with a big microphone.

        • Anonymous

          I don’t really see Rush as speaking for the Republicans. He is an entertainer. He is successful. But nobody has elected him to a position of leadership in the Republican party.

          • pbmann

            He may be an entertainer but he has a very strong influence with the Republican Party.  It seems no one in the Republican Party has the intestinal fortitude to stand up to him, so yes he does speak for the Republican Party.

    • Anonymous

      The FCC may back him up  but what about the courts an sponsors  

      • Briney

        No one can enforce integrity. 

         It’s not something that’s legislated.  You either have it and use it, or, it’s non existent.   Such is the case with Limbaugh. He doesn’t even know such a word exists.    His only goal in life is money – big bucks.   He is a multi-millionaire, possibly a billionaire.  He owns his own broadcasting facilities.  Other than entertaining millions who subscribe to his daily boring name calling and ridicule of anyone who runs counter to his right wing extremist views, he can only be controlled by a simple button.  It’s called “Off.”

  • Nothing more than an attempt (and a weak one at that) to save what sponsors he has left.

  • Anonymous

    If Ms Fluke is really concerned for women’s health she should consider this 

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/291514/pill-not-good-women-erika-bachiochi

    • pbmann

      5% of marriages in the 1960’s were to unmarried women…   Ever heard of a shotgun wedding?  Or a young women “going to visit her aunt in anyplace, USA” for 9 months or so?

      I wonder how many of those shotgun weddings ended in divorce?  I would bet the majority did thus increasing the divorce rate and poverty rate of women and children.

      • Anonymous

        Good morality makes for good health, both physical and mental.  A man or woman should never have to get married. 

      • Anonymous

        I wonder how many women back then got pregnant because that was the only way she could get married.

        • Anonymous

           Yep and they did it all on their own ……. when will you hold men 50% responsible in your posts?  And I wonder how many back-alley abortions took place because men just wanted the “problem” taken care of or their families did?

          • Anonymous

            I believe it was very common.  Men ARE just as responsible for a women getting pregnant or not. 

        • pbmann

          I am thinking the vast number of women did not get pregnant to get married back in the fifties.  Most women do not have an issue with getting a man to marry them if they want the man.

  • Anonymous

    can we just unplug him and tell him to take a vacation? let him think over his words. 

  • Anonymous

    Simple answer: Just apply for the “travel payment” when heading to your local Methadone clinic, and see your doc before heading back home.

    Happens all the time in Maine…

  • Anonymous

    Rush do America a big favor, just fade away.

  • Anonymous

    Hypocrisy: Demanding the government stay out of your bedroom and your womb while at the same time insisting the government pay for your birth control and your abortions. Typical of the left and not a suprise.

    • pbmann

      Deflection:  Claiming one thing while defending/attacking something else.

      Health Coverage of contraception means that teh employer and employee pay into a healthcare plan that provides coverage for contraception.  The Employer and employee pay for the coverage and the employee pays some form of co-pay, anywhere from $5 to 25$ or more depending on the prescription.  Taxpayers would not pay one cent towards the coverage of contraceptions.

      By law, Federal money is not used to pay for abortions.  PERIOD.

      • Anonymous

        Right..so no taxpayer dollars ever have or were sent to planned parenthood? Try looking up the funding they get under Title X before you make foolish claims that arent true. PERIOD.

        • Anonymous

          You talking about foolish claims? What a joke!

        • pbmann

          This is about contraception being included in Health Insurance but because you have lost that argument you have to extend it to a non-profit that receives tax dollars. 

        • pbmann

          Look up the Hyde Amendment.  PERIOD.

      • pbmann

        …..

  • Anonymous

    The typical non-apology apology…this man must be stifled.  Many of his supporters have pulled their support for his sideshow.  Keep up the pressure!

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    The very same week that Rush made these comments the leftists were falling all over themselves celebrating the death of Andrew Breitbart on twitter with comments I wont even repeat. Funny how on one hand the leftists can make comments much worse than Limbaugh’s about the journalist who exposed ACORN and its corruption, but then become the moral police when Limbaugh calls a woman who goes before congress to beg for free birth-control a s lut. Once again, typical leftist hypocrisy.

    • Anonymous

      Oh please. What did Breitbart say about Kennedy after his death? Get off your high horse. 

      • Anonymous

        Im not on any high horse pal. Im just pointing out that the left, when it tries to portray itself as the voice of compassion and reason, is more full of B.S. than Limbaugh is on his worst day. This reminds of when Laughner went on his shooting spree and the leftists were working overtime to portray him as a “right-winger”. When it turned out he was a fellow leftist the blame was shifted to Sarah Palin and her “target”. You can say whatever you like lefty but the stench of duplicity comes off you like the smell of crap coming off an “occupy” park camper.

        • Anonymous

          You’re crazy. Laughner was not a leftist. But does it matter? Timothy McVay was a conservative and Christian — doesn’t mean they’re all that way. So you can quit it with highlighting terrible people and trying to act as though they’re representative of the whole.

          No one wants to see a woman called a sl**. That’s what this issue is about. The woman gave a testimony as to the medical uses of contraceptives and she gets called a sl** and a floozy. People are jumping to defend the name-caller, or they’re just pointing elsewhere like two wrongs somehow make it all right. It’s ridiculous. Let’s stop, denounce it and move on.

          • Anonymous

            There is nothing to denounce. I agree completely with what Limbaugh said. This woman is a tool used to push more of the leftist progressive class-warfare “you owe me something for free” sentiment that our so-called President spent his life community organizing under. If Rush went before Congress to beg for free-for-life condoms and viagra Im sure none of you leftist hypocrites would have called him any names right? Hello right? (cricket chirp) right??

          • Anonymous

            Then you didn’t listen to the testimony because it had nothing to do with condoms. Since when do you have to have a prescription for condoms? You agree with calling a woman a sl** because you disagree with her — that’s disgusting. You’re just spouting off with no factually basis, it’s ridiculous. 

    • Anonymous

       There was never any exposure of Acorn. As proved later, the films had been edited, the criminal filming Acorn was not dressed as a pimp, etc. etc. Get over it. Breitbart celebrated on the day of Kennedy’s death. Typical rightist amnesia for the truth.

    • pbmann

      The woman did not beg for free birth control.  She was relaying a factual story about a woman who lost one of her ovaries because she was denied the proper medical treatment for her issue because Georgetown did not cover contraceptives in their health coverage.

      Even  if Georgetown did provide coverage for contraception, it would not have been free for the patient.  She would have been paying some of the cost of the insurance and would have had to pay some form of co-pay.  You and I would not have paid one penny towards the necessary medical attention she needed.

  • jimbobhol

    Where’s Bill Mahar when you need him. Keep up the great “entertainment” Rush.  The libs had to take a double dose of  their Obama pill this morning.  

  • Anonymous

    I won’t condone Limbaugh’s comments but I will say that entities that do not want to pay for birth control should be forced to. Personally, I do not want my tax dollars paying for other peoples contraception or abortions. Our freedom to make our own choices…to support or not support with our own money…based on our personal integrity and morality, is being taken away. In regard to contraception and abortions…those who wish to pay should be allowed to…those who do not wish to pay should not be forced to.

    • Anonymous

      Tax dollars don’t go to abortions, the Hyde Amendment bars that from happening.

      I find it so insane that people are getting in a tizzy over the contraceptives things. It’s so selective. The freedom to choose to support or not? Really? So where is my opt out for funding wars and bloated Defense programs? 

    • Anonymous

      I don’t want my tax dollars going to companies that makes huge profits. If companies a ford to give out bonus than they don’t need  government help

    • Anonymous

       I don’t want my tax money paying for your churches. Ready to trade?

    • pbmann

      Your tax dollars would not be paying for contraception if it is coverad by health insurance

  • Anonymous

    Idiots like Rush will make it impossible for us to ever elect another conservative President.

    The sooner conservatives stop trying legislate marriage and birth control, the sooner their common sense approach to fiscal spending, entitlement programs and crime/punishment will be taken seriously. Unfortunately, their inability to grasp a true separation of church and state continues to sink them.

    This inability will ultimately propel us into socialism. Liberals may want that, but socialism doesn’t work. Ask anyone that lived in east Germany.

    • Anonymous

       Far out man , just like you:)

  • Anonymous

    Rush Blowhard… always putting his “Butt Lips” in motion before brain is in gear!

  • jimbobhol

    You ought to be afraid of what  Kathleen  Sebelius said  “This will save healthcare money for all  by not having unwanted  babies born.”  The U S government has just decided what best for the women of this country.

    • pbmann

      No, the US government did no such thing.  Mandating that contraceptive protection is included in the health insurance a woman receives does in no way force her to use contraceptives.  If the woman decides to use contraceptives it would be her own decision not the governments, just like if she decided not to use contraceptives it would be her own decision.

      As for saving money, providing contraception is cheaper than paying for an unwanted child for 18 years plus if you lower the numbe4r of unwanted children then you lower the number of abortions. 

      Why do anti-contraception people want more abortions?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the last few lines. People spew what they hear from Fox and have no idea what they are saying. It only shows their ignorance.

  • pbmann

    Rush Limbaugh, the conservatives hero….

    Rush, the family values guy. Married four times and divorced 3 times.  Wonder how long this one will last?

    Rush, the anti-drug guy.  Once said that all drug users should be put in jail for life.  Well Rush….. does that mean you too? http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-1753947.html

    Rush, the law-abiding citizen.  Caught with Viagra on his way back from the Dominican Republic without a prescription while working with presecutors regarding his drup conspiracy charges.  The Dominican Republic ranks with Thailand in the sex trade industry.  http://www.aegis.com/news/mh/1997/mh970604.html

    Rush, the conservative mouthpiece.  http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/rushlimbaugh/a/limbaughquotes.htm  “Nough said.

    The only reason Rush apologized is his sponsors are fleeing the sinking ship.  The only thing Rush believes in is money and he is at risk for losing that with his latest foot in mouth incident.

    • You obviously don’t listen to Rush. You obviously don’t get what he is about and why others listen. He is the number one radio show in the history of broadcasting. There is not a close second unless your count other conservative talk radio. Why isn’t there a liberal show for your side? Al Franken was a disaster. Name one? You can’t because there isn’t one. Your characterization of Rush shows your inability to even understand a view other than the progressive/liberal/socialist/marxist mainstream media viewpoint. You can’t win in the arena of ideas while blinded by your bias. I listen to him to be entertained and to hear a side you can’t get anywhere else. I don’t agree with everything he says and am not a “mind numbed robot”. I am smart enough to know the difference. You obviously are not.

      • Anonymous

        Smart enough to know the difference? Then why is your only support for Limbaugh the fact that his show is popular? WWE Monday Night Raw wrestling  is a very popular show — does that automatically make it quality and/or truthful? Come on.

      • Anonymous

        It’s quite possible to call a pile of dog poop a rose.  However,  only a mentally  deficient  person would pick it up to smell it.  A ration al person picks it up to throw it in the trash.  Rush Limbaugh’s show is like that.  You can call it entertainment but only the mentally deficient think he is funny.  The rest of us tune in to identify his advertisers so we know which products not to buy. 

        • Mentally deficient? Thats nice. My Dad suffers from mental illness and is a fan of Rush. Is that funny? You always seem to bring the argument down a rung when you weigh in.

          • Anonymous

            I said mental deficiency not mental illness.  There is a vast difference.  I hope your father is getting help.  

          • Look it up and see that there is not a “vast difference.” Mental deficiency is something wrong or lacking in a person’s brain, thought process or ability to think and learn. An example of mental deficiency is a chemical imbalance in the brain that makes you unable to learn or unable to control your emotions. That is exactly what my Dad’s mental illness is. A chemical imbalance. Describing people who listen to Rush this way is offensive.

          • Anonymous

            The fact that Rush Limbaugh using extraordinarily  sexist  language when talking about all women and indulging in lewd name calling against a specific woman is seen by anybody as entertainment is offensive to me.  Rush Limbaugh is not entertainment.  He is the embodiment of the word offensive.

      • pbmann

        I used to listen to Rush many years ago but quickly got tired of the name calling, lack of originality, lack of facts and outright lies so I stopped listening to him.  As for hearing a side I can’t get anywhere else I can listen to Beckl, Savage, O’Reilly et al for the exact same tripe.

  • Guest


    Attempts to reach Fluke by telephone and email were unsuccessful.”

    Her mailbox keeps getting plugged by pictures Anthony Weiner keeps sending her.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Righties!
    There was no request for free birth control. The woman wants a policy that covers it if needed or prescribed.

    Limbaugh did not apologize for any reason but money and it was not an apology.
    The idea that you can refuse to include birth control in a health policy is the same as saying that you can not have Lipitor for arterial blockage because you should have eaten better and exercised. (Remember, Gluttony is a sin)

    I will apologize. I apologize that so many are unable to read, to have critical thinking skills, and are not unwilling, but unable to change their minds even when proof of their mistake is clear.
     

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps is would be a good journalistic approach to report the entire context of Ms. Fluke’s testimony, as she addressed the fact that she needs someone to pay for all of the contraception she can not afford as she and other female law students engage in frequent activity that requires it in order to keep from getting pregnant.
    Also, taking Rush Limbaugh’s statement out of context and running with the diluted statement shows the liberals absolutely using this student for their own gains to pass the Obama-non-healthcare plan, just as they based the Roe v.Wade abortion case  on false testimony, to which the defendant, Norma McCorvey will attest–she was their pawn then, and Ms. Fluke has become their pawn now.

    • Anonymous

      And perhaps you should read her testimony –
      http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf
      And perhaps you should also understand that contraceptives prescribed to women are a constant dose …. taken for 21 days or though an injection that lasts for 3 months etc, not taken only when they are engaging in sexual activity as condoms are, hence frequency of said activity has nothing to do with it. Let’s also not forget that many married couples use this form of birth control ….. are they just engaging too often?

  • Anonymous

    Who the heck even has time to listen to Rush Limbaugh or any of the talk radio shows?  I didn’t even know this was a story until I saw this in the BDN, as I suspect most people did.  

    We have run away gas, oil and food prices, a tornado that destroyed lives, high unemployment, underemployed, American soldiers fighting an endless war in Afghanistan. the rest of the Middle East ready to break out in war.  And we are focusing on an activist who wants a Catholic institution to pay for her birth control.  Can’t she just have her lover go to the drug store and buy what he or she needs?

    • Anonymous

      You ought to listen to the testimony before commenting with ignorance. It wasn’t about sexual uses for these prescriptions at all. 

      • Anonymous

        What was ignorant about what I wrote?  She spoke as an articulate, well rehearsed activist who wanted to specifically go after a Catholic institution.

        • Anonymous

          You’re either lying or you’re ignorant. Her testimony wasn’t about personal experiences and it wasn’t about the sexual uses for contraceptives. You said otherwise and that’s false. So again, you’re either lying or you’re ignorant. 

          • Anonymous

            While you continue to accuse me of lying or being ignorant, I stand by what I said she is an articulate, activist who wanted to take a stand against a Catholic institution and that is the sole reason she went to Georgetown. 
             
            Here is her testimony
            http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/statement-Congress-letterhead-2nd%20hearing.pdf

          • Anonymous

            I’ve read her testimony. She doesn’t talk about condoms or the use of contraceptives for sexual reasons as you have continuously suggested. So, yes, since you now say you’ve read the testimony, it is clear you are lying when you say “Can’t she just have her lover go to the drug store and buy what he or she needs?” because that’s not what her testimony was about. Not at all.

          • Anonymous

            And how is trying to change the insurance policy of Georgetown  sinister?   Conservatives have devoted entire universities to training young conservatives to go out and fight for conservative issues in their churches, in their schools, in their state legislatures and in the Congress of the US.  
            Are you trying to say the what Ms Fluke is doing is morally repressible but when conservatives do the same thing it is simply good participatory democracy?    Isn’t this a double standard?

    • Anonymous

       Since you have the link to the testimony posted below ….. could you please cite within it where she states she wants Georgetown to pay for her birth control or references sexual activity?

  • Anonymous

    The american taxpayer WILL pay for this.  Ever heard of Obamacare? Why should insurance companies pay for birth control? Is having a baby considered a health hazard? If its too much of a pain to create a child then dont do it. And you all know what IT is.

    • Anonymous

      Why should insurance pay for Viagra? 

      • Anonymous

        I dont know. Why? Enlighten me.

        • Anonymous

          Me neither, so why the selective outrage? According to the criteria you’ve set up for birth control, Viagra shouldn’t be covered and yet, it is. 

        • Anonymous

           Umm…… because ED is considered a “medical condition” …… is it a “health hazard” as in a male may die as a result of it?  Conversely many women have died as a result of child birth and complications associated with pregnancy yet it is not considered a “medical condition”.  Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      You are either unaware that covering contraceptives saves you money on your health insurance or you have a serious issue with sexuality.

      • Anonymous

        You are wrong on both counts. I think you must have the issue.

        • Anonymous

          Since I do not know you I may be wrong about your apparent problems with sexuality.  I am not wrong about covering contraceptives being a cost saving measure that insurance companies wanted included. This decision was made by the USPreventative Services Task Force.  It was a purely economic decision.  

    • Anonymous

      Insurance companies offer contraception coverage because it is cheaper for them than covering the expenses of a pregnant female (doctor’s appointments, blood work, sonograms etc.) and the expenses for a delivery (physician, hospital room, labor room, delivery room, epidural if used, operating room if a C-section is needed, anesthesia, etc) …. if there are complications they have to pay out more …. and consumers want the coverage.  And yes, MarkGrav for some having a child is a health hazard …. much less than historically because of advances in medical care  but for some it is.

    • pbmann

      Actually having a child can be deadly for the woman, so technically childbirth is a health hazard to some women.

  • Anonymous

    So now there are two theologically correct reasons for American women to have sex: 1) to produce children within the confines of church-sanctioned marriage and 2) to produce internet porn for right-wing radio hosts. 
    I’m glad we cleared up that area of moral ambiguity.

    • Anonymous

      LOL  thanks for putting the conservative sex issue so succinctly.  LOL

  • Mary Stubbs

    I agree with Rush, and I am a woman. Actually, what he said is true, he just shouldn’t have said it. What this young lady was saying is that she wants to have sex, but she doesn’t want to get pregnant so she wants us to pay for her birth control. To me, that isn’t taking personal responsibility! You want to play, you need to pay!

    • Anonymous

      You didn’t listen to the lady because that’s not what her testimony was about. It wasn’t about sex and it wasn’t about personal experience. 

      • Mary Stubbs

        You tell me what YOU thought it was about. It was about having the university cover her contraception. And what does one need it for, typically.

        • Anonymous

          You’re just a partisan hack if haven’t read the testimony and yet you agree with Limbaugh. Her testimony made NO mention of condoms and it was entirely about non-sexual uses of contraceptives. She spoke about medical necessity and high costs for prescriptions. She relayed a story about how her friend was unable to afford the prescription and lost an ovary due to a cyst as result. She didn’t talk about her own sexual behavior, so there is no way you could come to the conclusion that she’s promiscuous.

          Is it that hard just to read or even skim the transcript before mouthing off? Really, is it?

          • Mary Stubbs

            I am amused by how much you think you know about me!! Lol
            I’m not going to waste my time writing again, so if you are really all that interested, you read my comment to springha…

          • Anonymous

            Your post doesn’t make sense because she made no comment about her own sexual activities or the sexual activities of others. She spoke about the non-sexual uses of contraceptive prescriptions. How can you agree with Limbaugh that she’s a sl*t? Please tell me, I’m very interested, because all I can gather from your comment is that she wants contraceptive coverage because she’s promiscuous. That’s pure speculation and there is no factual basis to it. Please correct me if I’m wrong. 

          • Mary Stubbs

            Since you asked, I will correct you. She reported that the cost of contraception for HER and 40% of the women create a financial hardship. Now, if you believe that 40% of the women at the University NEED to take the pill for non sexual purposes, then maybe the real is why is the percentage eighty times that of the average at that University??

          • Anonymous

            So, you’re just assuming that because a woman uses contraceptives that she’s a sl*t. You have no factual basis for that claim, but regardless, that’s what you believe. 

          • Mary Stubbs

            Holy cow! Where in the world did you get that twisted idea? I shouldn’t be so amazed at how so many of you liberals just make things up, blatant lies. Please tell me where I ever suggested such a thing. I wonder if you actually believe your lies, really!

          • Anonymous

            I scrolled up about about 10 comments and read what you wrote — that’s where I got the idea. “I agree with Rush, and I am a woman. Actually, what he said is true, he just shouldn’t have said it.”

          • pbmann

            unfair using her own words against her

    • Anonymous

      There it is again, pay to play.  Covering contraceptives saves insurance companies money.  The decision to cover contraceptives has nothing to do with morality, promiscuity, paying for playing or any of the other sexually hung up reasons conservatives are raving about.  Covering contraceptives is cost effective.  It curtails medical costs.  End of story.  Take your morality and fight over it on some other issue.  This is a money issue.

    • Anonymous

      Please read her testimony …… you are just buying into Rush’s untruths….. she said nothing about her private life.
      a) this is about health insurance companies offering contraceptive coverage under one’s paid policy ….. not you or I paying for them
      b) women are prescribed contraceptives for the treatment of medical issues such as cysts, endometriosis, etc … of course birth control would be a side effect of taking them so they shouldn’t be covered?

      • Mary Stubbs

        I agree that if it is for medical care there should be no copay. However, she claims paying for contraception creates a hardship for her and 40% of the women at the university. Do you really believe that 40% of the women have a medical necessity to take the pill?? I’m not talking about cramps and a heavy flow., I’m talking about things like POS.

        • pbmann

          Seeing as how 75% of women are sexually active by their senior year in high school and very few people stop having sex voluntarily after they start, I would say that percentage is a bit low myself.

    • Anonymous

      So you didn’t even read or listen to her testimony did you?

      You sound like a parrot drunk on Fox News.

      Don’t let the facts get in the way of your rant.

      • Mary Stubbs

        Of course I read her testimony. There is no doubt she is on a crusade to get her Jesuit university to cover the birth control. She exaggerates statistics to make a point. But more importantly, it is ridiculous that it went as far as it did. Rush was wrong to go as far as he did, but since a pass is given to the liberals when they make personal attacks on conservative women, I feel compelled to play by the same rules of engagement, don’t you?

    • pbmann

      She would still be paying for any contraceptive thru her insurance premium and her co-pay.  You would not be paying 1 cent towards her ‘pleasure’. 

      In fact with coverage for contraception the premium for her health insurance would go down saving ‘us’ money.

      • Mary Stubbs

        This isn’t really about birth control, it’s about allowing religious institutions their rights. As far as Rush goes, I do think he went too far, but what I find most troubling is the double standard. if Rush goes, so should a long list of liberal entertainers, commentators and politicians.

    • pbmann

      Do you think Viagra should be covered in insurance policies?  I have yet to hear one so called christian calling for Viagra and other ED drugs to not be covered by insurance.  And don’t think for a moment that only married men who want to have children with their wifes are the only ones using ED drugs.

      I mean if you want to play then you should pay.

  • Anonymous

    The only reason for a so called apology is money.  His sponsors were leaving and therefore Rush could be in big trouble without sponsors. 
    He is a big jerk and out for one thing MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Liberal Soup N Crackers

      Nobody was leaving.

      • Anonymous

        They’ve already left.  Carbonite say it will never return.  

      • Anonymous

        Per the article 6 sponsors had stopped the sponsorship of his program as of Sat., I call that leaving.

  • Anonymous

    I have been waiting for Romney to say something about Rush’s statements, but nothing yet, I guess he
    thinks it is ok.    Come on Mittens lets hear from you, we know whatever you say today it will change tomorrow, but it is fun to listen anyway.

  • Anonymous

    There are only two reasons for people to be making contraceptive coverage a moral issue.  They are either unaware that United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) research on effective cost control measures in health insurance or they have significant psychological problems with sex and/or women. 

    The USPSTF was asked to list those medical services or medication that gave the biggest bang for the medical buck.  Providing childhood immunizations and contraceptives saved the most money in health care costs.  

     Covering the cost of contraceptives in insurance plans saves money: end of discussion.  It has nothing to do with the morality of women, sex, “rights”, promiscuity or any other stupid argument the sexually hung up are parading about.  Covering the cost of contraceptives saves you money on your health insurance. 

    It would be a welcome respite from filth if Rush Limbaugh and those that support him would stop clogging up the media with their sexual hang-ups and enjoy the money contraceptive coverage will save them on their health insurance.

    • Liberal Soup N Crackers

      It is the Democrats who created and promoted this fraud.

      • Anonymous

        Universal health care is not a fraud.  It’s what civilized people do.

        • Liberal Soup N Crackers

          Financing condoms for Georgetown University law school students doesn’t have anything to do with “universal healthcare”.  She can buy a condom for a buck or get it free from PP. How many does she need over a 3 year law school career?

          • Anonymous

            You didn’t listen to the testimony, so why are you commenting? There was absolutely nothing in it about sexual uses for contraceptives or condoms. 

          • Anonymous

            You do realize you are exposing the fact that you have not read her testimony.  Condoms were never mentioned or implied.

          • pbmann

            Please read what she actually testified about not what Rush has spoon fed you.  You may feel a little silly after you have listened to her actual testimony.

          • Liberal Soup N Crackers

            I listened to some of her “testimony”. She is a fraud. She is a professional activist who used a rare anecdote as part of a Democratic orchestration. Anybody who wants or needs contraception control, whether pills or condoms, can get that at low or no cost from several sources. Nobody pays $3,000 over a three year law school career. Walmart provides them for $9/month.

      • Anonymous

        Excuse me? I can only being to imagine the cost it takes to raise a child these days and who is going to help these women? The government. And how much money is that going to cost the tax payers? A lot. So get over it, this shouldn’t be a republican or democrat issue. This should be viewed solely as a cost saving measure and not a moral one. 

        • Liberal Soup N Crackers

          I’ve raised five of them without looking to take from the pockets of someone else. Keep your little britches on or pay the price for your pleasure. Better yet, pay for y0ur party pleasure protection devices yourself. For that matter you can already get them for free at Planned Parenthood.

          • Anonymous

            All home schooled and garden fed? 

          • Anonymous

            What you have done is difficult and admirable.  That doesn’t justify removing  a cost effective measure having nothing to do with sexuality or morality from universal  health insurance.  

            Referring to your children as “them” seems cold.

    • …Covering the cost of contraceptives saves you money on your health insurance. …..just like abortion saves you from the “burden” of a baby. You don’t want to hear the moral argument because you won’t win on that one. How convenient. The president has changed the subject from abortion to contraception and the media has taken the bait. Clever.

      • Anonymous

        Contraception is immoral????   There are moral arguments against contraception and saving money.  Why don’t you defend this thesis.  I’m sure it will be enlightening. 

        • pbmann

          Sally, you forget that to some people anything that gives a woman control of her destiny is immoral.

    • Anonymous

      Smart enough to go to George Town Law, to dumb to see this is a Catholic School, and does not cover this type of health care, contraceptive is a private choice to use or not use, and a personal responsibility, not the Govt.  Too dam many places to get low cost or free care, if she is only work for 1k a summer what to hell is she doing, what job does a Law student get that pays less then 1k a summer.  go get the dam 5 year contraceptive thing, that should get ya through Law School

  • Anonymous

    Limbaugh,  you make me sick!  I will not purchase anything that supports your hot air. Women unite!

  • jimbobhol

    What wasn’t covered in the news was what Kathleen Sebelius said.  This mandate will bring down healthcare cost for everyone.  I wonder why insurance company’s never thought of this? Maybe there are other factor’s involved that said person did not shared with the public. Could it be that their trying to “thin out the herd ” so to speak. Makes you wonder what the Enlightened One’s are thinking now doesn’t it.   

  • I bet Rush’s health pan paid for all his oxycontine.  And I bet he had zero problrem with that.  And by his logic his addiction was being “subsidized.”  As always, the right is never against subsidies in general, only the ones that don’t directly benefit themselves.

    • Anonymous

      Thas because all his pals are getting the  subsidies

  • Anonymous

    This outrage against the inclusion of contraceptives in health insurance is revealing. The conservative raving against abortion and now contraception is beginning to look more and more like what it really is: an attempt to control women through the control of their reproductive activities.  Or to put it more bluntly : keeping women in their “place”.

    • April Rainfrette

      The kitchen?

      • pbmann

        yeah, barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

    • Anonymous

      Madam, you are not tuned to the correct channel.
      It has nothing to do with the control of women, it is a matter of preserving Freedom of Religion. The left is hell bent to take this away by whatever means possible and find this topic a convenient deception method to disquise their true motive.

      • Anonymous

        The correct channel is the money channel.  Covering contraceptives saves you money on your health insurance.  You are for saving money, aren’t you?    

        BTW nobody is taking Rush’s freedom of religion away from him.  Unless his religion is the church of lewdness  and hate.

  • Anonymous

    They should have done their home work, meaning both parties.
    This trade agreement has destroyed our nation’s economy as I think you will agree.
    Add Obamacare in to the equation and you have…..well to put it bluntly a repeat of the Roman Empire desecration. 

  • Anonymous

    He is disgusting!!!!  What a horrible man. He apologizes for the words not the sentiment. He should be taken off the air.

  • Anonymous

    Spokesman for the Republican Party…….

  • Anonymous

    This deranged clown reminds me why I dropped my Republican Party registration, back in the Bush II era . . .

  • Anonymous

    Here’s something funny to think about.  When accused of getting their information from Mr. Limbaugh,  conservative posters almost always  claim they don’t listen  to listen to Rush.   How come , now that Rush is being attacked, they know what he said, when he said it and what he really meant.

    • Anonymous

      I’d bet they looked it up to see what it was about. I happened to have listened to his rant about Fluke on my way home to lunch last week–so I have some idea what he said. I missed his apology.

  • Anonymous

    Rush is a pig!  His comment about being able to watch women having sex…who does he think they are having sex with…duh? Men!    He is so out of line and his so called apology is laughable!

  • Anonymous

    Rush is on his 4th wife, and has zero children.

    I’m betting there was a lot of contraception used during those 30 years.

    With Limbaugh’s gold plated health insurance, I’d wager that none of
    his wives paid for their contraception.

    Wonder what he called them?

    • Anonymous

      Rush has been forthright that he does not have health insurance. He prefers to pay out of pocket for services.
      And I’d think you’s be grateful he is not passing his genes on to another generation….

      • Anonymous

        I’m hoping you are not supporting Mr. Limbaugh with that post.  

      • pbmann

        If I made $20 million a year I wouldn’t need health insurance.  I would be stupid not to have it but either way it would not be a big item on my financial horizon.

        As for contraception during those years, me thinks his wives were beards.  He is way to anti-gay to not be harboring some doubt, at least, about his sexuality.

        • Anonymous

          I have often wondered about his sexual orientation. He is just too anti Gay.

      • pbmann

        That way he can pay cash for his drugs and not leave a paper trail this time

  • Anonymous

    ONLY apologized when 6 Advertisers pulled their ads.. He is the Biggest Hypocrite in the media..
    sign the petition to remove his advertisers ads:
    http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/limbaugh_appalling/index2.html?r=5538087&id=36001-3869058-k1EGS4x

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…I bet he would not have apologized otherwise!  

  • Anonymous

    And when Bill Maher called Sarah Palin the “c-word” and Bachmann a “bimbo” last year where was the outrage?

     

    • Anonymous

      Come on, we all know when liberals say stuff like that it is freedom of speech (and it’s probably true) whereas when bigoted conservatives say things it is hate speech, false and ought to be shut up.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, keep painting with that wide brush, really helps your cause. 

      • Anonymous

        Ms. Great One, as you know calling a Politician names and calling a private citizen, is 2 different things.

        • Anonymous

          No longer private when you are on national TV, if you want to be seen on TV in front of Congress, then you came out to the public.  Congress paid for by tax dollars, so that whole dog and pony show led by pelosi, is not private but a public hearing.  

    • Anonymous

      No I don’t like it, one can be really funny without using crude language.   Bimbo …..  I don’t know about that.  It might be appropriate.  

  • Guest

    I understand that seven advertisers have called it quits.  That’s the free market acting to shut this gasbag up.

  • He claimed it was a joke… come on, get real!! 

    • pbmann

      He is a coward and when confronted with what he says he always falls back on “it was a joke”.

  • Anonymous

    political correction at its best. RUSH tell it like it is  even if the truth hurts!!

    • Anonymous

      he wasn’t even beginning to tell the truth. You can’t right out , and lie about someone like that, it’s slander.

  • Anonymous

    he has a habit of saying inappropriate  & insulting things. because of his on-going diarrhea of the mouth I have not kept up with what he says for years. He is known to be hateful, nasty, & negative & I would rather listen to more positive people that don’t try to get publicity by his means.

    • Anonymous

      Could say the same thing about bill maher, where is the outrage on all his comments.  

  • Guest

    The truly crazy thing about all this stuff, the rightwing will say or do anything in
    the opposition of healthcare.

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