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Rush Limbaugh: Certified Cretin

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I've debated internally if I should broach this topic since I don't want to give him the publicity but my contribution should be negligible.

As many people should know, Rush Limbaugh refuted any doubt that he is a genuine dishonorable piece of poo when he called a Georgetown law student who wanted to testify to congress the need for woman to have access to health care. Whatever you think of the contraception mandate, and I understand why reasonable people feel strongly against it, there is no possible excuse for Limbaughs comments about this young woman who is not a professional pundit or politician.

If you listen to Rush Limbaugh I chalenge you to explain how you as a Catholic justify listining to him this very crass decision to attack this young woman's behavior and character to get some quick, cheep publicity.

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[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9JLRypv9eA[/media]

Article that seems to be about it:
[url="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke-a-silly%20sally-and-prostitute/"]http://abcnews.go.co...and-prostitute/[/url]



That first video was the first offense, by the way. He doubled down and really became only more offense over the next few days. Edited by Hasan

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I saw this earlier. as if anyone needed another reason to believe Rush is a scumbag.

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I never liked the dude. His voice alone irritated the poo outta me. If ever he said something decent it was negated by the sound if his voice.

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Horrible and disgusting. This guy doesn't do us any favors. With allies like this who needs enemies? Now we get to have the whole situation be about HIM instead of the serious conscience rights at stake. Thanks a lot Rush.

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Rush Limbaugh is more entertainment than political analysis.

For what political analysis he does offer, is generally spot on. I think he's terribly arrogant in his presentation of his ideas though, and that is a big reason I don't listen to him. That and some of the callers call in and adore him as much as some democrats acted like Obama was the Second Coming when he was elected. Some still act this way about Obama even with the continued mess of this country

Aloysius has it right. Limbaugh in his entertainment form is hyperboling this, but the political analysis of the point is correct.

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rush apologized. now will those of you who cast the first stone accept it and leave him be or will you continue beating the dead horse?

i'm honestly curious....

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[quote name='Aloysius' timestamp='1330814475' post='2395806']
I actually find the uproar over this a little bit nutty... I'm no fan of limbaugh, but it's clearly hyperbole.[/QUOTE]

Yes, it is hyperbole. That's why it is offensive. It is highly hyperbolic slander against this young woman. He's a bully and a pig.

[QUOTE] if you want to force [s]people to pay for your contraceptives, then you're basically asking people to pay you (in free products--contraceptives) to have sex[/s]. your Insurance provider to cover contraception. [/QUOTE]

Fxd

[QUOTE] It's not a personal attack on the girl. [/QUOTE]

I'm sorry. That's utter non-sense. If it's not a personal attack in the girl then I'm not sure what is.

[QUOTE] maybe the use of the word "silly sally" was too much [/QUOTE]

No. I think she deserved to be called a silly sally an a national radio program.

[QUOTE] the analogy would've been better served just saying "prostitute". you want people to give you stuff so you can have sex, you want people to financially support your sexual activities... well, then, I think it's fair to make an analogy to prostitution. sorry, but it's a fair analogy. maybe not fair to single this particular girl out on it.
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I guess you don't know what prostitution is. I don't know what to say. You are a very smart guy. I don't see how you can honestly conflate supporting a law where your insurance provider must cover contraception and being paid by someone to provide sexual services.

I think insurance providers should have to cover contraception. I guess by your logic I'm a John.

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...and yet the stone throwing continues...


knew i could count on ya budski

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[quote name='Groo the Wanderer' timestamp='1330821023' post='2395862']
rush apologized. now will those of you who cast the first stone accept it and leave him be or will you continue beating the dead horse?

i'm honestly curious....
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He apologized because he realized that this time he was going to take a financial hit. He has no integrity. This is the same man who got caught coming back from the Dominican Republic with an opened bottle of Viagra. Hm. I wonder what an unmarried, wealthy man who doing with Viagra in the Dominican Republic.

Wake up. This man is a charlatan

[i][size=4][color=#272627][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif]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.[/font][/color][/size][/i]
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[i][size=4]Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/03/2420180/text-of-rush-limbaugh-apology.html#storylink=cpy[/size][/i][/left][/size][/font][/color]


[i][size=4]. [color=#272627][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif]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 taxpayers 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.[/font][/color][/size][/i][color=#272627][font=verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=1]
[i][size=4]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."[/size][/i][/size][/font][/color]
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[i][size=4]Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012/03/03/2420180/text-of-rush-limbaugh-apology.html#storylink=cpy[/size][/i][/left][/size][/font][/color]

If you can read that, while thinking of the multiple pronouncements he made about this girl over the course of several days, and believe it is sincere then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. You're the conservative equivalent of the liberals who believe that Anthoney Weiner was sorry for anything other than getting caught in his lies.

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[quote name='Brother Adam' timestamp='1330821448' post='2395866']
I don't know. Probably the same way people excuse the trash on Huff-Po because it is 'satire'.
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Did I ever say that what the Huff-Po posted was not offensive? I never claimed that it was not offensive. I said multiple times that it is perfectly reasonable for any Catholic reading it to find it offensive. What I did say, was that it was not anti-Catholic, that it's intent was to satirize Satorum, not incite hatred against Catholics.

Do you support what Limbaugh said about this woman?

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Yeah, Rush Limbaugh is not someone I've ever willingly listened to, and this is an example of why. Just because the girl wants someone else to pay for her contraception doesn't mean she's being promiscuous. She might well have a long-term boyfriend she's faithful to.

And paying to make and keep someone essentially sterile is not the same thing as paying them to have sex. While I bet Fluke could get cheaper contraception, and I don't see why anyone else should pay for her contraception, I do think that what Rush Limbaugh said was inexcusable.

But everything he says is said in about the most uncharitable way possible- at least that's what I remember. (There used to be a shuttle driver at my university who listened to him all the time.) Still, that doesn't really make it better or okay.

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[quote name='Hasan' timestamp='1330821341' post='2395864']
Yes, it is hyperbole. That's why it is offensive. It is highly hyperbolic slander against this young woman. He's a bully and a pig.



Fxd



I'm sorry. That's utter non-sense. If it's not a personal attack in the girl then I'm not sure what is.



No. I think she deserved to be called a silly sally an a national radio program.



I guess you don't know what prostitution is. I don't know what to say. You are a very smart guy. I don't see how you can honestly conflate supporting a law where your insurance provider must cover contraception and being paid by someone to provide sexual services.

I think insurance providers should have to cover contraception. I guess by your logic I'm a John.
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[quote name='Hasan' timestamp='1330821341' post='2395864']
Yes, it is hyperbole. That's why it is offensive. It is highly hyperbolic slander against this young woman. He's a bully and a pig.



Fxd



I'm sorry. That's utter non-sense. If it's not a personal attack in the girl then I'm not sure what is.



No. I think she deserved to be called a silly sally an a national radio program.



I guess you don't know what prostitution is. I don't know what to say. You are a very smart guy. I don't see how you can honestly conflate supporting a law where your insurance provider must cover contraception and being paid by someone to provide sexual services.

I think insurance providers should have to cover contraception. I guess by your logic I'm a John.
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Well, this is obviously why you're not Catholic. Contraception is evil and it needs to be stopped this instant. The health risks it brings to women alone is enough to take it off the markets. If Tylenol gave women an increased risk of breast cancer, preclampsia, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, thinned bone marrow, countless problems with the reproductive system, and a whole lot more, the company would be sued. But contraception isn't because it's contraception.

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[quote name='Groo the Wanderer' timestamp='1330821023' post='2395862']
rush apologized. now will those of you who cast the first stone accept it and leave him be or will you continue beating the dead horse?

i'm honestly curious....
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[quote name='Hasan' timestamp='1330821742' post='2395872']You're the conservative equivalent of the liberals who believe that Anthoney Weiner was sorry for anything other than getting caught in his lies.
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Bingo. Robert Byrd apologizing for having been a klansman didn't make him any less of a supremacist butt-chapeau. The only reason a politician will ever apologize is for damage control.

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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1330825043' post='2395900']
Well, this is obviously why you're not Catholic. Contraception is evil and it needs to be stopped this instant. The health risks it brings to women alone is enough to take it off the markets. If Tylenol gave women an increased risk of breast cancer, preclampsia, heart attacks, strokes, blood clots, thinned bone marrow, countless problems with the reproductive system, and a whole lot more, the company would be sued. But contraception isn't because it's contraception.
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pretty sure unless you are allergic to the latex in condoms(not all are made with latex) they are not health risk.

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[quote name='USAirwaysIHS' timestamp='1330827404' post='2395926']
Bingo. Robert Byrd apologizing for having been a klansman didn't make him any less of a supremacist butt-chapeau. The only reason a politician will ever apologize is for damage control.
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I am getting sick of the negativity and cynicism going on around here. Politicians are real people with real feelings. Yes, there are many that are unfortunately immoral, but there are some that are still good people. Besides, let's just say that all politicians were indeed evil, is telling them openly that they're the scum of the earth and that they have no human feelings going to help them turn their lives around? Most certainly not. You must win them over with love. It is right to tell them that what they are doing is wrong, but you must say it out of love and concern for the person. Fire and brimstone isn't going to win them over. Only the infinite love and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ can do this, and we must be his instruments and act how he acts.

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[quote name='Jesus_lol' timestamp='1330828038' post='2395938']
pretty sure unless you are allergic to the latex in condoms(not all are made with latex) they are not health risk.
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Condoms have an extremely high rate of failure. They are not 99% effective. In fact, they have a 24% failure rate. And to add to that, three out of four men that have been to sex education and have been "properly taught" how to use them still do not use them correctly, meaning there is an even higher failure right. Finally, men hate using them because they desensitize the feeling by an extravagant amount. A man's genitals are an extremely sensitive area. The specialized skin is so thin and sensitive that it is probably impossible for a woman to ever understand just how sensitive it is. A condom feels like having a really thick rubber glove on your hand because of its sensitivity. How can a man and wife truly give themselves completely to each other when a man has a safety glove on?

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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1330828477' post='2395944']
Condoms have an extremely high rate of failure. They are not 99% effective. In fact, they have a 24% failure rate. And to add to that, three out of four men that have been to sex education and have been "properly taught" how to use them still do not use them correctly, meaning there is an even higher failure right. Finally, men hate using them because they desensitize the feeling by an extravagant amount. A man's genitals are an extremely sensitive area. The specialized skin is so thin and sensitive that it is probably impossible for a woman to ever understand just how sensitive it is. A condom feels like having a really thick rubber glove on your hand because of its sensitivity. How can a man and wife truly give themselves completely to each other when a man has a safety glove on?
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Um. You're wrong. On several counts here. I don't know what more to say without getting too graphic.

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[quote name='FuturePriest387' timestamp='1330828477' post='2395944']
Condoms have an extremely high rate of failure. They are not 99% effective. In fact, they have a 24% failure rate. And to add to that, three out of four men that have been to sex education and have been "properly taught" how to use them still do not use them correctly, meaning there is an even higher failure right. Finally, men hate using them because they desensitize the feeling by an extravagant amount. A man's genitals are an extremely sensitive area. The specialized skin is so thin and sensitive that it is probably impossible for a woman to ever understand just how sensitive it is. A condom feels like having a really thick rubber glove on your hand because of its sensitivity. How can a man and wife truly give themselves completely to each other when a man has a safety glove on?
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hardly relevant to the "health risk part" you were talking about, unless when condoms fail they "blow out" like a semi truck tire tread coming apart on the free way.

your other assumptions about how condoms feel are at best a generalization based on second hand knowledge, and not shared by every guy.

your 24% failure rate comment also smells very off. with proper use, over a whole year of sexual activity they have a 2% chance of failing to prevent a pregnancy. with less proper use that can drop to 15%. but that is still over an entire year.

btw, women have much more sensitive area's than men do. so im sure they understand just fine. Edited by Jesus_lol

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