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2012-03-09 12:48:15 PM

stonicus: I agree people neet to minimize their insurance usage. It was supposed to provide for emergencies, not generalized health care. Somehow it got perverted into that over the years.


That "somehow" that seems to have you so baffled can be easily explained. Over the years, insurance companies have expanded the range of products they offer in order to attract more customers willing to pay higher premiums in return for greater coverage. In other words, capitalism. And in anticipation of your next question, over the years the insurance industry has gained a reputation for unscrupulous behavior in regards to weaseling out of payment of benefits, leading to increased regulation. Hope this clears some things up for you.
 
2012-03-09 12:48:58 PM

Joe Blowme: someonelse: Joe Blowme: So, can you tell me what she was wanting if it was not free BC?

I truly hope the GOP continues this "health insurance = welfare" theme. It will serve them well come election time.

revrendjim: Joe Blowme: So, can you tell me what she was wanting if it was not free BC?

Insurance benefits are not "free." When I wreck my car the insurance company fixes it for "free" right?

And yet niether answers the question. Are you two saying she does not want free BC? If all she wants is for her insurance to offer it for a copay like all other drugs then what is all the fuss about?


Just because apparently nobody who felt the need to engage you seems to actually understand what the debate was about, here we go. Again.

Part of the PPACA was the inclusion of meetings and rulings by various government agencies about the nitty gritty. What is a "qualified plan" and what is "minimum coverage"? How is the insurance exchange going to interact with the rest of the market. Can companies choose to have plans on and off exchange, etc.

We're talking about that second piece. What is "minimum coverage"? Things like pneumonia, physical injury, maybe cancer... duh. But in a fit of lucidity the INSURANCE COMPANIES lobbies to include Birth Control. This includes comdoms, pills, and from the way I read it, everything up to STD prevention like Dental Dams.

During these meetings, this very debate was preempted by the *drumroll* exemptions. Religious institutions meeting 4 inclusive requirements are 100% exempt from the contraceptive clause. Forever and ever.

That's winning, right? Religion 1:Government 0! Go Jesus!

Wrong. Apparently since universities don't count because they are shockingly not non-profit, one of the requirements mentioned above. So the government preempted it FURTHER, and in their final rules they permitted any religious institution to be exempt for a full year. The goal here was to give these places the opportunity to sort it out internally.

Queue the outrage factory over at Fox, Hannity. "Is this a war on religion?"

And now instead of talking about anything worthwhile, we've ended up discussing, not the rule itself... or its implications, not Hannity's War on Religion, not Fluke's testimony, or Rush's reactions to it over the ensuing kurfuffle, not even the army of megadittoes running to defend him, or deflect yet another layer away from the actual discussion... but rather, we're talking about the intricacies of farking radio advertising.

Fark you. Fark everyone who can't keep a story in their head when they go to sleep. Fark the press for fostering that condition. But ESPECIALLY that first one, Joe... Fark *you*. And everything you represent in this thread. You know exactly what you're doing, and you're doing it for fun. Oh yeah, just trollin' for the lulz, eh? Wrong. What you're doing in here is as damaging to American Democracy as you can possibly be.

/Grumble
//moar caffeine is required.
///Submit? Yeah, fark it.
 
2012-03-09 12:51:32 PM
Rush Limbaugh is a drug-abusing college flunk-out with no career or life experience other than radio-and-TV-talkin'. I would value his opinion on "which microphone makes you sound the goodest" or "whar tastiest pudding is." I cannot fathom why anyone would give a happy monkeyfark about his uneducated opinions on anything else.
 
2012-03-09 12:56:37 PM

BeesNuts: Part of the PPACA was.....


Nice post, but get ready for a flood of 'welcome to fark' pictures.

I think that the Canadian government should start preparing to handle the huge influx of American refugees for when your country finally falls into the pit of insanity that you guys have been teetering over for the past few years.
 
2012-03-09 12:56:45 PM
I'm pretty sure Joe is a liberal troll who posts the most intentionally obtuse, misinformed, intellectually lazy bullsh*t in order to goad posters like BeesNuts into going to the trouble of posting all the relevant background info.

Watch, he'll do it again the next time this comes around, as if this conversation never happened. It'll be "What does she want if not free birth control." Again.
 
2012-03-09 12:58:06 PM

Egoy3k: when your country finally falls into the pit of insanity that you guys have been teetering over for the past few years.


We can teeter indefinitely. I dunno about you...
 
2012-03-09 12:58:08 PM

praymantis: I missed all this outrage when Bill Maher called some republican woman a "dumb twat". Where was all your rage then you farking libtards!


It took Bill Maher three days to say two words?
 
2012-03-09 01:00:45 PM

gerrychampoux: Has anyone else considered that this whole firestorm is giving Rush tons of free publicity? Regardless of any current losses, he's likely to increase the both the number of listeners and advertisers.


Meh, he's 61 years old. He has coronary artery disease. He is completely deaf in his right ear, at least. He has been in radio since he was 17 years old. He has no marketable skills outside of ... marketing... on the radio. His oxycodone addiction, even if it's kicked, is estimated to have spanned no less than 2 decades. This means he probably has trouble peeing due to enlarged prostate when the oxy depleted his testosterone (which may explain why he's had zero children across 4 marriages, though I don't begrudge a guy a childless existence). Another side effect of long term usage of oxy is chronic constipation. So as big as the guy is, he probably has to be very careful about what he eats so he can make sure that when it leaves his body he isn't doubled over in agony. Much oxy is cut with aceteminophen, which long term exposure to can damage the liver.

Rush Limbaugh is on the cusp of being irrelevant. Every event like this causes stress on his heart. Every event like this stresses his bank account. Some days I read something he said and it makes me angry. And then it occurs to me how sad, afraid, depraved, lonely, paranoid and desperate he must be...

/cheers?
 
2012-03-09 01:01:09 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Goddamn when will the f*cking c*nts of this c*ocksucking country stop getting "SO OFFENDED" about everything? What a bunch of n*ggerbiatches we've become.

/this will probably get deleted so as not to offend


fark you.

/And, you're mother's a whore.
 
2012-03-09 01:01:59 PM

gerrychampoux: Regardless of any current losses, he's likely to increase the both the number of listeners and advertisers.


And Joseph Kony is likely to increase the size and popularity of his Lord's Resistance Army, now that he's getting some publicity for his war crimes.
 
2012-03-09 01:02:54 PM

Egoy3k: BeesNuts: Part of the PPACA was.....

Nice post, but get ready for a flood of 'welcome to fark' pictures.

I think that the Canadian government should start preparing to handle the huge influx of American refugees for when your country finally falls into the pit of insanity that you guys have been teetering over for the past few years.


Please do. I'm getting tired of explaining irrelevant things to people, at least I can do it over a cup o' jo at a Horton's if you let me in... here we get Donkin' Donuts.
 
2012-03-09 01:03:38 PM

poot_rootbeer: praymantis: I missed all this outrage when Bill Maher called some republican woman a "dumb twat". Where was all your rage then you farking libtards!

It took Bill Maher three days to say two words?


Well...he does smoke a lot of pot.
 
2012-03-09 01:04:22 PM

poot_rootbeer: gerrychampoux: Regardless of any current losses, he's likely to increase the both the number of listeners and advertisers.

And Joseph Kony is likely to increase the size and popularity of his Lord's Resistance Army, now that he's getting some publicity for his war crimes.


Invisible Sandwich?
 
2012-03-09 01:05:09 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Goddamn when will the f*cking c*nts of this c*ocksucking country stop getting "SO OFFENDED" about everything? What a bunch of n*ggerbiatches we've become.

/this will probably get deleted so as not to offend

fark you.

/And, you're mother's a whore.


heh, she is
 
2012-03-09 01:06:21 PM

BeesNuts: ... Another side effect of long term usage of oxy is chronic constipation...


So he is literally full of shiat?
 
2012-03-09 01:07:57 PM

joe not appearing in this picture: Jake Havechek: joe not appearing in this picture: I do think if the girl is spending so much time having sex then when does she have time to study?



She's not. Her argument was for people who needed BC for medical reasons, like preventing the growth of ovarian cysts. Her argument did not address "recreational sex" in any way, shape, or form.

Limbaugh introduced the slut angle so he could take cheap shots at her.

Please pay attention

Oh I forgot to ask,
How do you know she not spending too much time having sex?


u jelly?
 
2012-03-09 01:11:02 PM
Like him or despise him, this is an accurate assessment.
Don't get your hopes up that he'll be leaving the airwaves any time soon.
Business as usual.
 
2012-03-09 01:12:47 PM

LaraAmber: I also love the assumption by many of the detractors that anyone using birth control is unmarried and having indiscriminate sex.


static.someecards.com
 
2012-03-09 01:13:25 PM

someonelse: Dookie-chute: sex scandeles. Paul Jones was called much worse than a slut.

Sounds suspiciously French. And pretty much everyone in Led Zeppelin was a slut.


Touché
 
2012-03-09 01:14:39 PM

soy_bomb: meanmutton: He's got a contract. It's obscene. Yeah, he might temporarily lose a few sponsors but that doesn't hurt him at all. This whole thing will go away in a couple weeks, his ratings will be higher because of it, and sponsors will come back.

THIS.

/nothing has taken him off the air in 20 years
//it will take a live boy or a dead girl


dude, 'the live boy' part didn't even manage to dent him.

it would take a dead girl, but that would only be contingent on on her and her families political views, wealth, ethnicity, etc, and even then it would only shake his listenership a little.
 
2012-03-09 01:16:11 PM

BeesNuts: Egoy3k: BeesNuts: Part of the PPACA was.....

Nice post, but get ready for a flood of 'welcome to fark' pictures.

I think that the Canadian government should start preparing to handle the huge influx of American refugees for when your country finally falls into the pit of insanity that you guys have been teetering over for the past few years.

Please do. I'm getting tired of explaining irrelevant things to people, at least I can do it over a cup o' jo at a Horton's if you let me in... here we get Donkin' Donuts.


I prefer DD's coffee over Timmies actually.

Back on topic though, an interesting note is that up here drugs are not covered by the government and my company health insurance covers hormonal birth control but not condoms. It won't pay for a vasectomy either, to the best of my knowledge. Personally I think it's a little unfair to males but since I don't pay for anything health related between my company plan and the government I can foot the bill for the old snip snip when it comes to that and until recently my wife was buying hormonal BC on my company insurance plan.
 
2012-03-09 01:17:19 PM

CapeFearCadaver: hobblekitty: Just because someone uses and/or wants access to birth control doesn't mean they spend "most of their time having sex". I am not sure where you are getting that from.

I don't think Joe's ever had sex. We should be nice to him.


Then why does he want some dude named Joe to blow him?
 
2012-03-09 01:17:37 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: praymantis: I missed all this outrage when Bill Maher called some republican woman a "dumb twat". Where was all your rage then you farking libtards!

1) who the hell is Bill Maher? Is he that hack comedian turned boring political commentator or am I thinking of Dennis Miller?


Bill Maher is an unfunny douche who may occasionally has good comic ideas, but just flat out sucks in his delivery. He goes more for the "did you hear me go there? Yeah, I just went there. Aren't I edgy?" angle than he does make his material actually funny. He once had a show on ABC, but was cancelled after outrage sparked when he made comments that sounded like he was praising the 9/11 terrorists as being brave. That's not what he meant, but his comments came out sounding like that because, again, his delivery farking sucks.

2) Why did he call the woman a dumb twat? Was she advocating for shoes for orphans and Bill decided this was a sign of promiscuity or do you just really suck at deflection?

I don't know what specific reason he called Sarah Palin a dumb twat, but I do wish comedians and pundits would stop calling her names like that. She thrives on cheap personal shots directed at her because she loves playing the victim of the mean ol' nasty left. All Bill Maher did was play right into her hands. And the GOP is now making the most of it as well.

/having said that, she is a dumb twat
 
2012-03-09 01:18:32 PM
Never mind Rush.. its how few republicans have the balls to stand up to him in any real way. How will they stand up to the leader of a screw ball nation if they won't stand up to a big mouthed radio host?

I mean what would he have to say to get them to ditch this jerk as their moral compass and leader?
 
2012-03-09 01:19:47 PM
Rush is the last person who should be taking shots at people taking drugs for recreational purposes.
 
2012-03-09 01:20:34 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: BeesNuts: ... Another side effect of long term usage of oxy is chronic constipation...

So he is literally full of shiat?


There's a strong possibility. Yes. Rush may, in fact be Nomar Simoworasp (new window)

In which case, slaying the man is equally fruitless as any who are caught in the ensuing floods will wander aimlessly for an hour or so, vomiting up blood and puss and ichor and the contents of their stomach before simultaneously collapsing due to acute lung failure.

I'm not saying that Rush is made up entirely of filth and shiat. For all I know he's full of diamonds and rainbows, but sometimes it's important to ask the right questions, and I'm asking if Rush Limbaugh is a legendary fell shiat-demon.
 
2012-03-09 01:22:58 PM

Mr. Right:
It doesn't change my premise that if you want someone else to pay for it, they will start to dictate what you get. 40 years ago, my wife was on the pill but we paid for it completely. When we had kids, we paid for the prenatal and the hospital out of pocket because no insurance plans covered it. It was also affordable. I had insurance - it cost about $30/month. But it only covered major medical. We paid for everything else. Of course, since insurance hadn't started covering it, child birth, from pre-natal to delivery, cost a few hundred instead of a few thousand, as it does now. My wages were about $150/week so we managed.

My central premise is that expecting insurance to cover all health related expenses will lead to grief. I would much rather pay out of pocket for the majority of health related expenses, such as birth control, but have my premiums for insurance be a fraction of what they are today. Call me a control freak but when I'm buying it, I get to decide. If you're buying it, I will ultimately lose control.


Your whole premium was $30 a month or the portion you paid separate from your employer? What decade were you having children? I know that prenatal and delivery costs a lot more now then when my mother gave birth to me (in the 70's) but then we also have much better outcomes. Thanks to diagnostic testing we can rule out many issues and treat many conditions before delivery. Delivery complications that would have lead to mother/baby death are now smaller blips in the delivery process. So I'll pay for my health insurance and deductible and be glad that the majority of the $30,000 bill for my routine vaginal delivery was covered by my health insurance. Considering that two weeks later I was checked into the emergency room and had my gall bladder out for another $30,000, I'll pick insurance.
 
2012-03-09 01:25:18 PM
Yeah, he was real sorry about what he said last week.
 
2012-03-09 01:28:34 PM
If he has sponsors lining up around the block to be on his show, then what's up with all the dead air and free advertisements from the Ad Council? I also find it hilarious that several of the free Ad Council participants want their ads yanked like the American Heart Association and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

brandtstandard.files.wordpress.com
...Then I looked that slut in her eyes, and told her, this is how many fries are allowed to be missing from Biggie Extreme combo meal!
 
2012-03-09 01:30:43 PM
Wait...is he a great big fat person?
thefilmexperience.net
 
2012-03-09 01:33:08 PM

Olympus Mons: Never mind Rush.. its how few republicans have the balls to stand up to him in any real way. How will they stand up to the leader of a screw ball nation if they won't stand up to a big mouthed radio host?

I mean what would he have to say to get them to ditch this jerk as their moral compass and leader?


Like I said earlier, because the GOP refused to chastise Rush (Romney's and Santorum's responses were pathetic) in an angle I expect the Dems to continue harping on the next few months. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes up in the debates. And if the GOP keeps pushng the "b-b-b-but Bill Maher" deflection, all Obama has to do is denounce his comments (which he will have no problem doing) and return the $1 million.
 
2012-03-09 01:34:05 PM

gunga galunga: He once had a show on ABC, but was cancelled after outrage sparked when he made comments that sounded like he was praising the 9/11 terrorists as being brave. That's not what he meant, but his comments came out sounding like that because, again, his delivery farking sucks.


I always loved that. He got fired from his show Politically Incorrect for being politically incorrect.
 
2012-03-09 01:35:35 PM

gunga galunga: Olympus Mons: Never mind Rush.. its how few republicans have the balls to stand up to him in any real way. How will they stand up to the leader of a screw ball nation if they won't stand up to a big mouthed radio host?

I mean what would he have to say to get them to ditch this jerk as their moral compass and leader?

Like I said earlier, because the GOP refused to chastise Rush (Romney's and Santorum's responses were pathetic) in an angle I expect the Dems to continue harping on the next few months. I wouldn't be surprised if it comes up in the debates. And if the GOP keeps pushng the "b-b-b-but Bill Maher" deflection, all Obama has to do is denounce his comments (which he will have no problem doing) and return the $1 million.


If only it were Obama's money to give back. Maher gave the money to a Super PAC, not to Obama.
 
2012-03-09 01:36:45 PM
Another blowhard heads for the history heap.

www.jamescaccavophoto.com

At least he left us Rebecca DeMornay. Rush, what have you left us?
 
2012-03-09 01:37:28 PM

phyrkrakr: Before anybody jumps in with the whole "PP boycotted AT&T!" b.s., it was the fundies on the right who forced AT&T to drop its PP sponsorship, and then PP trying to win them back, through things like corporate proxy votes and letter writing campaigns - not boycotts.

In the present case, Rush said something stupid, his advertisers are dropping him, so he's calling for them to be boycotted for not giving him money. Rush and his supporters like to claim that they're party of personal responsibility - so take some. His actions directly lead to losing sponsors. Don't try to shift blame to anybody else.


I've been listening and I've visited his website. I haven't heard him mention any specific sponsors which have dropped him, nor have I heard him call for a boycott. Could you direct me to a source for this information?
 
2012-03-09 01:43:37 PM

someonelse: meanmutton: MightyPez: meanmutton: jake_lex: It strikes me that trashing former advertisers and urging your listeners to boycott them is not the best way to get new ones to replace them.

It's the Planned Parenthood model. It worked damn well for them.

Who did Planned Parenthood trash and urge to boycott? Please provide examples.

Susan G. Komen For the Cure. You didn't hear about that? It was kind of a huge deal. Komen pulled a couple hundred thousand dollars from donations to Planned Parenthood and PP lost their collective shiat.

How did this collective sh*t-losing manifest itself? On PP's part, specifically.


More like, a LOT more people noticed Komen's weaselly move than they thought, and backlashed appropriately.

But yeah, go ahead and keep demonizing that mean old abortion factory.
 
2012-03-09 01:49:40 PM
The fundie-right argument against covering birth control for medical reasons, e.g. ovarian cysts, is because it can be used for birth control it should not covered for any reason. In other words, if something has a purpose they consider 'bad', it's ok to ban it.

Interesting stance. Guns can be used to rape, rob, and kill people?
 
2012-03-09 01:53:51 PM

deadcrickets: meanmutton: He's got a contract. It's obscene. Yeah, he might temporarily lose a few sponsors but that doesn't hurt him at all. This whole thing will go away in a couple weeks, his ratings will be higher because of it, and sponsors will come back.

It would be unfortunate if he gets investigated by the FCC due to public indecency and obscenity; you know, like he claims with other shows


Someone wants to go one step farther and go for criminal charges. (new window)
 
2012-03-09 01:55:51 PM

Private_Citizen: praymantis: I missed all this outrage when Bill Maher called some republican woman a "dumb twat". Where was all your rage then you farking libtards!

The difference is Maher called One Specific GOP woman a dumb twat. Limbaugh said All women taking BC pills are are sluts and whores.

I guess some people didn't take kindly to having a piggish pill popping pin head call their wives, daughters mothers and grandmothers sluts and whores.


No, he didn't. He called Sandra Fluke a whore and a prostitute for wanting free birth control. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann c**nts and twats.

But I'm sure you were calling for HBO to fire Maher weren't you? Because if not, that would make you a hypocrite. But I'm sure I just missed that.
 
2012-03-09 01:57:44 PM

OgreMagi: The fundie-right argument against covering birth control for medical reasons, e.g. ovarian cysts, is because it can be used for birth control it should not covered for any reason. In other words, if something has a purpose they consider 'bad', it's ok to ban it.

Interesting stance. Guns can be used to rape, rob, and kill people?


You can perform an abortion with a gun...
 
2012-03-09 01:59:23 PM

meanmutton: deadcrickets: meanmutton: He's got a contract. It's obscene. Yeah, he might temporarily lose a few sponsors but that doesn't hurt him at all. This whole thing will go away in a couple weeks, his ratings will be higher because of it, and sponsors will come back.

It would be unfortunate if he gets investigated by the FCC due to public indecency and obscenity; you know, like he claims with other shows

Nothing he said was in violation of FCC rules. It was stupid, idiotic, offensive, and has no place in political discourse but it wasn't legally indecent or obscene.


I posted this above but it bears repeating. Someone wants to press criminal charges. (new window)
 
2012-03-09 02:07:55 PM

LaraAmber: Mr. Right:
It doesn't change my premise that if you want someone else to pay for it, they will start to dictate what you get. 40 years ago, my wife was on the pill but we paid for it completely. When we had kids, we paid for the prenatal and the hospital out of pocket because no insurance plans covered it. It was also affordable. I had insurance - it cost about $30/month. But it only covered major medical. We paid for everything else. Of course, since insurance hadn't started covering it, child birth, from pre-natal to delivery, cost a few hundred instead of a few thousand, as it does now. My wages were about $150/week so we managed.

My central premise is that expecting insurance to cover all health related expenses will lead to grief. I would much rather pay out of pocket for the majority of health related expenses, such as birth control, but have my premiums for insurance be a fraction of what they are today. Call me a control freak but when I'm buying it, I get to decide. If you're buying it, I will ultimately lose control.

Your whole premium was $30 a month or the portion you paid separate from your employer? What decade were you having children? I know that prenatal and delivery costs a lot more now then when my mother gave birth to me (in the 70's) but then we also have much better outcomes. Thanks to diagnostic testing we can rule out many issues and treat many conditions before delivery. Delivery complications that would have lead to mother/baby death are now smaller blips in the delivery process. So I'll pay for my health insurance and deductible and be glad that the majority of the $30,000 bill for my routine vaginal delivery was covered by my health insurance. Considering that two weeks later I was checked into the emergency room and had my gall bladder out for another $30,000, I'll pick insurance.


You make my point. To my way of thinking, the notion that childbirth should cost anyone $30,000 is absolutely ludicrous. I know that, back in the day that it cost a few hundred, there was a maternity ward instead of a birthing suite. But if a woman can have a home delivery (and many do) there is no way a normal delivery should be $30k. And if insurance didn't cover it, it wouldn't cost that much. The better outcomes are more likely due to improved medical knowledge overall, not how much an insurance company pays for the birth. When the birth cost a few hundred, it was understood that only minimal care was going to be provided unless something went wrong - then everything available would be brought in to do whatever could be done. I have the feeling that we're paying for a lot of that stuff with every birth even though it's not necessary.

Compare another example. Back in the early 70s, I was doing some demolition work on a house for a guy. I jumped off a ladder without thinking and landed on most of a 20d common sinker that was sticking out of a board I had torn down. Went right into the bottom of the boot, through the middle of my foot and out the top of the boot. After all the bad words were done, I stepped on the board with the unpunctured foot and pulled the nail back out. More bad words. Called my doctor's office, explained the stupid thing I had done and asked if the doctor had time to see me. There wasn't much bleeding so I wasn't too concerned. The office manager at the doc's office found a window in the next little while that he could see me, I drove over to the doctor's office, he checked it out, disinfected it (top and bottom) X-rayed it, figured out that there was no bone damage, told me that I was one lucky SOB, commiserated with me about the fact that my practically new boot would no longer be waterproof, told the nurse to give me a tetanus shot, and I paid $17 out of pocket for my stupdity and walked a little funny in my no longer waterproof boots but was back on the job in a couple hours. Since I was charging this guy $8/hour, I had just worked 2 hours and change for nothing so I basically lost a half a day. No insurance company was involved or even notified.

Compare that to a neighbor kid who was working for a contractor, screwed up and put a nail through his thumb with a nail gun. Again, very little bleeding, just a prolonged hemorrhage of 4 letter words. No immediate danger to life or limb. The primary pain was from embarrassment. But his employer arranged for another worker to take him to the emergency room where both of them wasted better than half a day waiting to have pretty much the same thing done I had gotten with my foot, except that the bill that got sent to his employer's insurance carrier was a couple thousand dollars. At least his work boots were still waterproof. Was the care any better? No. Was his outcome any better? No. Did he lose 2 hours pay out of pocket? No. But the cost was enormous to all the rest of us.

Our health care system is great. Our health care funding is totally screwed up. Paying for everything through insurance is a major factor in the high cost. That's the part that needs to be rethought. And part of that is expecting that insurance should pay for what should be routine - like contraception.
 
2012-03-09 02:07:59 PM
Since Eric Holder says it's legal to kill US citizens w/o due process, let's start with Rush. Seriously, someone needs kill him.
 
2012-03-09 02:09:07 PM
saturn badger: Someone wants to go one step farther and go for criminal charges. (new window)

I'd respect Gloria Allred more if she lobbied to have this obscure "defamation of a lady's character" statute overturned rather than advocate that it should be used as a weapon against Rush.

Or is it not discrimination for the law to apply a different standard to women than it does men?
 
2012-03-09 02:09:57 PM

wildcat2011: He called Sandra Fluke a whore and a prostitute for wanting free birth control.


wildcat2011 is a dumb twat.
 
2012-03-09 02:13:48 PM

Archimedes' Principal: GreatGlavinsGhost: dumbobruni: according to the atlantic, Rush's comments about Fluke have been erased from the show's official transcripts.

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Rush Limbaugh's comments about Sandra Fluke have been Orwelled from the official transcripts, that means ____ is president and Fartbongo will have to _____.

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Dick DeBartolo is not amused at your humorless attempt.

/Obscure?


Yes, to me it's obscure. But only because I don't want to google it.

/I was hoping to collect all the "this means ____ is president and Fartbongo will have to ____" phrases.
 
2012-03-09 02:16:38 PM

wildcat2011: Private_Citizen: praymantis: I missed all this outrage when Bill Maher called some republican woman a "dumb twat". Where was all your rage then you farking libtards!

The difference is Maher called One Specific GOP woman a dumb twat. Limbaugh said All women taking BC pills are are sluts and whores.

I guess some people didn't take kindly to having a piggish pill popping pin head call their wives, daughters mothers and grandmothers sluts and whores.

No, he didn't. He called Sandra Fluke a whore and a prostitute for wanting free birth control. Bill Maher called Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann c**nts and twats.

But I'm sure you were calling for HBO to fire Maher weren't you? Because if not, that would make you a hypocrite. But I'm sure I just missed that.


But... he wasn't exagerating like Rush
 
2012-03-09 02:20:12 PM

Mr. Right: So Rush has lost more advertisers than Air America ever had. If his ratings dip, he will probably lose a small percentage of his listeners - again, more than Air America ever had. In GR, MI, the station that carries Rush was practically under siege for an afternoon by people demanding that Rush's show be dropped. Local news media interviewed 2 of the less than 12 people who showed up. I say less than 12 because it was reported as a group of almost a dozen people. I doubt that even our local media folks are too dumb to count to 12 and I'm guessing that folks weren't moving around too fast to count them accurately so the almost a dozen number was probably calculated using the Farrakhan Million Man Methodology of Applied Mathematics.

Come to think of it, when Media Matters is the one reporting how many advertisers Rush has lost, what kind of methodology are they using? Are they counting actual advertisers or spots?

Rush has been around for how many years? And the left has been joyfully predicting his demise at least annually ever since. And yet, he thrives.


Do you really, really think anyone here thinks, thought, or will ever think that Air America was anything but stupid hyperbole? IWhen I listened to it (a total of two times) I recognized it for what it was, and then changed the station. Do you wonder why it didn't take very long for it to dissapear?

Why does Limbaugh's tactics of saying inflamatory things, chocked full of half truths and full on lies, work for the listenrs on "the right?" Why does it work for Hannity, Levin, Savage, etc etc? Why do these hyperbolic blowhards have such a huge following, when the "lefts" attempt at the same exact game failed in what, 2years?

My opinion is that for the same reason I don't like Limbaugh, Hannity, etc, is the same reason I didn't like Air America. I don't have the numbers to back it up, but from my perspective, it makes Righties look like easily lead idiots who will gladly gravitate to whatever lies makes them feel better, and "the left" (the rest of humanity) sees garbage for what it is, and tunes out.
 
2012-03-09 02:22:22 PM

Mixolydian Master: CapeFearCadaver: hobblekitty: Just because someone uses and/or wants access to birth control doesn't mean they spend "most of their time having sex". I am not sure where you are getting that from.

I don't think Joe's ever had sex. We should be nice to him.

Then why does he want some dude named Joe to blow him?


I was actually talking about joe not in this picture or some such from way up earlier in the thread; though I suppose both could apply.

/speaking of which, I haven't seen first joe around since Blow showed up...
 
2012-03-09 02:24:54 PM

CapeFearCadaver: Mixolydian Master: CapeFearCadaver: hobblekitty: Just because someone uses and/or wants access to birth control doesn't mean they spend "most of their time having sex". I am not sure where you are getting that from.

I don't think Joe's ever had sex. We should be nice to him.

Then why does he want some dude named Joe to blow him?

I was actually talking about joe not in this picture or some such from way up earlier in the thread; though I suppose both could apply.

/speaking of which, I haven't seen first joe around since Blow showed up...


An alt troll!? On my Fark?!

Also, Wildcat is a stupid farking coont.

/I apologize for that outburst wholeheartedly. I chose my words poorly. Can we go and hang out sometime?
 
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