Tag Archives: Rush Limbaugh

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Vulgar Games

This really cracked me up. Especially the bit about “white powder.” Enjoy! 🙂

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Totally Twisted Quote Tuesday 3/6/12

Rush Limbaugh: The Real Slut Apologizes

“For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke…My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”

Hmm. When you call a woman a slut, that’s pretty damn personal. Anyway, this apology is as real as a Canal Street Birkin. He only did so because his sponsors were suspending their advertising. ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Citrix Systems Inc., Carbonite and LegalZoom pulled their advertising dollars. Customers have complained about sponsoring Rush. They listened. Some have stopped advertising temporarily, others permanently, like Carbonite. The CEO, David Friend, had this to say:

“No one with daughters the age of Sandra Fluke, and I have two, could possibly abide the insult and abuse heaped upon this courageous and well-intentioned young lady. Mr. Limbaugh, with his highly personal attacks on Miss Fluke, overstepped any reasonable bounds of decency. Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”

Good for him. Even though Rush has so many listeners, Carbonite took their money and walked away.

Sometimes you have to teach the mouthy slut a lesson…

Two If By Tea™

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“The Liberals are Coming! The Liberals are Coming!”

I love it! Rush definitely knows how to squeeze every last dime out of his Conservative fans. Spinny’s partner said, “Gotta love that blind adulation.” Tea Party, Sweet Tea. Genius.

This is actually a great fit for him. It can get quite toasty in the Domnican Republic. What better way to refresh yourself after a night of hookers and Viagra? I don’t think the tea has “special” ingredients, though. The Hillbilly Heroin can give you cotton mouth which would defeat the purpose of a thirst-quenching drink.

Anyone who thinks that capitalism will cease to exist because of the mere presence of Liberals needn’t worry. Capitalism will always define the United States. Rush knows he has suckers willing to buy whatever he endorses or sells, so he has and will continue to make serious bank on his door stoppers books and iced tea. It’s the American Way, baby!

Ed Schultz, Accountability, and Freedom

Ed Schultz Apologizes: Laura Ingraham Comments ‘Vile And Inappropriate’

I’m glad he owned it and apologized. As a Liberal, it was really disappointing and embarrassing. He’s taking his medicine by apologizing on the show and is suspended for a week without pay.

Now, this is what I’ve been thinking about since this story surfaced. Ed Schultz works directly for a network – NBC. Of course, they don’t want his words to reflect negatively on them. So, they make him apologize and suspend him.

Rush Limbaugh has a nationally syndicated radio show. Over the millenia that he’s been on the air (feels like it), he has spouted the nastiest comments. Racist, sexist, whatever-ist, he’s said it. He’s apologized here and there. People have apologized for him. Yet, there’s no real accountability. Is he afraid that radio stations will drop his program? Hell no. His popularity ratings are off-the-charts. No radio station would drop the program and the advertising revenue that comes with having a solid following.

To be clear, pointing this is out does not mean I am condoning Ed Schultz’s behavior. It was totally classless. “Slut” may be colloquial nowadays, but it’s still sexist and rude. I wish there was punishment for Rush Limbaugh, too, though. It’s pretty much, “Sorry I said Michael J. Fox was faking his Parkinson’s Disease. Now, back to those evil Liberals.” To me, that really sucks.

If there are two levels of accountability, suspension and sorry, I say forget the whole standards thing. Let them all say what they want to say. Do or do not apologize. Let the viewers and listeners decide whether or not they want to continue watching and listening.

Is that the answer? Should we have unregulated freedom on radio and TV? I have no problem with that, actually. People should be able to decide what they want to listen to and watch. Popularity and ratings could dictate what stays and goes. As far as children being exposed, that’s why they have parents.

I know there are those who have a huge problem with that. Considering the outrage after Janet Jackson’s peek-a-boobie during the Superbowl, this is not in the foreseeable future. I guess we’ll continue as we have.

Anyway, this is what I do know for sure. I don’t like that when Ed says something “vile and inappropriate,” there are serious repercussions. However, Rush can say something equally “vile and inappropriate” and nothing happens.

Keep it Classy, Rush

Mocking President Hu Jintao in fake Chinese was just lame. Apparently, he was irritated that no translation was provided in his speech. I never would have heard this had it not been for my local news radio station covering it while I was driving to work. The only reason why they did was because Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco asked for an apology of Rush. He reacted in his usual classy way, saying what he did was a “service.”

Freedom of speech protects even those whose idea of humor hasn’t progressed past the 3rd grade. I can see why a Chinese person would be offended, but they shouldn’t be. Think of it this way, Chinese people: The more he does crap like this, the more he proves what a 窩囊廢 (wōnang fèi) he is. Translation: Loser.

If President Hu Jintao hears this, all the translator has to say is, “Sorry. He was dropped on his head as an infant.” I don’t know how that’s written or said in Mandarin.