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Category Archives: Rush Limbaugh
March 2, 2012, 6:31 pm
Here it is.
Watching Rush Limbaugh makes me think that the problem with the culture wars is that we on the feminist left spend too much of our energy protesting that we aren’t in a culture war and too little time getting our hands dirty fighting it.
Seriously, Republican Party: you are going to tell *all* women who want and need access to birth control that they are “sluts” and still expect any woman to vote Republican? Do you expect the men who are in relationships with these women to vote Republican? Have you lost your freaking minds?
Well then, bring it on, boys. Just bring it on. I mean, even Ann Coulter uses birth control.
Addendum: Does anyone but me think it is odd that this obscene Rush Limbaugh clip is preceded by an ad for Disney’s Magic Kingdom?
August 11, 2011, 1:26 pm
By cheerful happenstance I had a few empty minutes last night prior to The NewsHour. (Al Qaeda? If you ever want to cripple the nation’s intellectual class, consider hitting living rooms in Cambridge, New Haven, Providence and Philadelphia at 7:00 EST!) I clicked over to MSNBC, where the Reverend Al Sharpton was delivering a personal message to Rush Limbaugh about the possibility that the Cenk Uygur show (where Sharpton has been guest hosting as the network determines Cenk’s fate) has a racist teleprompter. WTF? I said to myself, which is professional blogger-speak for “Sounds like a post to me!”
February 25, 2011, 5:45 pm
Rush Limbaugh (hysterically): “The decision not to defend Roe v. Wade by a corrupt attorney general is another instance of a criminal administration! What if Obama decided to stop defending Roe v. Wade? How would the liberals like that?”
Tenured Radical (with unnerving calm): “Supreme Court decisions and litigation are two entirely different things, Fat Stuff. Under the constitution, the President and the Department of Justice don’t defend Supreme Court decisions, only laws that are defensible under the Constitution. No one outside the Court, except radio personalities and issue-based non-profits, actually ‘defends’ Supreme Court decisions, and those defenses are either purely rhetorical or based in fund-raising appeals and organizing. Instead, precedents are upheld, or not upheld by the court in response to new litigation, based on dissents and concurrences articulated and written…