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Limbaugh apologizes?

According to news reports Rush Limbaugh’s allegedly apologizing for defaming Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke when he said on his program, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”

On Limbaugh’s blog he makes his rather feeble attempt to right this huge wrong;

A Statement from Rush

“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.”

Excuse me, he “did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke? How else does someone interpret, “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”?

He didn’t mean a personal attack, what else is it when you call someone a slut and a prostitute?

El Rushbo continues “apologizing“, “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.

“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.”

At least he did manage to sincerely apologize, which is more than anyone without half their brains tied behind their backs ever thought he’d do, and certainly his entire statement would mean a lot more if he’d managed to just say the last line. But no, Rush had to try to justify calling a woman a slut and a prostitute by claiming it was an “attempt to be humorous”. What kind of humor is it when you call a woman a slut and a prostitute? Clearly Limbaugh’s never matured past the 10th grade.

Fact is there’s no justification for Limbaugh calling Ms. Fluke a slut and prostitute, and Limbaugh’s belated apology – made after pressure was brought to bear by advertisers leaving his show – demonstrates he’s still a poor excuse for a man.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2012 in Women's Rights

 

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Woman Denied Right to Speak at Contraception Hearing’s a ‘Slut’?

Right wing uber-conservative blow hole, Rush Limbaugh has once again shown his red neck classless upbringing calling the woman who was denied the right to speak at a controversial contraception hearing a “slut”.

Limbaugh’s current sexist target is Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown Law School, who was invited as a Democratic witness at a Congressional hearing about the Obama administration’s contraception policy. However, Darrell Issa, the uber-conservative Republican Tea Party (GOTP) committee chair at the hearing, prevented her from speaking, while only allowing a series of men to testify about the policy. Who in their right mind would think the GOTP House would, should or could be so openly obtuse and think no one would notice?

Reportedly Fluke was allowed to eventually testify before a Democratic hearing, and spoke about the need for birth control for both reproductive and broader medical reasons. She testified in particular a friend of hers who needed contraception to prevent the growth of cysts.

In Rusty Limbaugh’s drug addled mind Fluke wasn’t testifying about woman’s health needs she was promoting government sponsored casual sex.

“Can you imagine if you were her parents how proud…you would be?” he said. “Your daughter … testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope.”

Personally, I’d be very proud of either of my daughter were testifying about their rights before Congress.

“What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex — what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.”

Limbaugh needs to pull his head out of his fourth point of contact; if she was my daughter I’d be immensely proud, and I’d have already popped him square in his blow hole and served him with a law suit.

Where’s the outrage? Where’s Laura Ingraham’s call for Limbaugh to be suspended and demand that he apologize to this young lady? Or is it OK to call progressive woman sluts?  I guess it’s just another case of right-wing hypocrisy.

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2012 in Women's Rights

 

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New Hampshire Tea Party Conservative Urges Married Couples to Return to Puritanism

A New Hampshire Republican Tea Party (GOTP) lawmaker has suggested that married couples who should practice abstinence instead of using birth control pills.

State Representative Lynne Blankenbeker made the proposal saying abstinence is available “over the counter” along with condoms. She made her outlandish statement during a legislative committee hearing on a resolution urging the Obama administration to drop the birth control requirement for non-profit organizations providing health care insurance to their employees.

“People with or without insurance have two affordable choices, one being abstinence and the other being condoms, both of which you can get over the counter,” she said.

The comments came at the same hearing where another GOTP Rep. Jeanine Notter, sounding remarkably like a Michele Bachmann knock off, claimed that birth control pills lead to prostate cancer. She does understand that it’s the women who take the pills?

According to the Huffington Post, “Blankenbeker was engaged in a dialogue with Sylvia Kennedy, a New Hampshire doctor, who was testifying in support of Obama’s plan. Kennedy urged the coverage of birth control and responded to Blankenbeker that condoms are not a foolproof means of contraception, and also suggested that abstinence does not work all the time, a notion Blankenbeker disagreed with”.

“Abstinence works 100 percent of the time,” she said.

How many married couples under the age of 100 practice abstinence?

Blankenbeker also asserted that condoms and abstinence offer married couples a wider range of family planning options than oral contraceptives.

And it offers wider range how Ms. Blankenbeker?

“If you decide you want to get pregnant you can refrain from abstinence,” she said.

I understand things are a little provincial in New Hampshire, but asserting married couples practice abstinence is one of the more obtuse things I’ve ever heard, second only to suggesting birth control pills cause prostate cancer; yep, they sure know how to pick em’ in New Hampshire.

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Contraception

 

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