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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!)
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:15:11 PM PST by TSgt

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.

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alinsky; apology; birthcontrol; commentary; condoms; dsj; election2012; fluke; freecondoms; lesbian; lesbianagenda; limbaugh; nonapology; rush; sandrafluke; sandytheslut; slut
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To: SandyInSeattle
Sandy with all due respect, his original comments DID NOT cross the line. This lady is indeed a SLUT! Did you get that? She's a SLUT! She made it an issue, she went before members of Congress, she flaunted her slutty lifestyle! Rush's original comments were spot on and needed NO Apology!

Rush has completely weakened his position on this, and made those of us who supported him on this look like fools!

601 posted on 03/03/2012 7:13:57 PM PST by Artcore
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To: turn_to

“You don’t take birth control pills every time you have sex, but rather they are taken everyday.”
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Dude, I’m sure “Mr. Rogers” understands that just as probably does every FReeper. Since birth control pills can be had very cheaply (At Target for example one can get them for $9 for a 30 day supply or $24 for a 90 day supply [equivalent to an annual cost of $96]) Mr. Rogers was just questioning where the $1,000 annual cost that Ms Fluke floated would come from. If you take the $96 dollar annual cost of birth control pills you’re left with $904 of Ms Fluke’s annual cost to allocate. One likely possibility is $904 worth of condoms for the year -— a possibility ripe with the possibility of (perhaps twisted) humor. And that $904 “need” was the focus of Mr. Rogers comment. Nothing more. The possibility that any single female Georgetown law student would have such a need is mind boggling (at least in the post Bill Clinton law school days time frame).


602 posted on 03/03/2012 7:14:04 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: Artcore

I disagree.


603 posted on 03/03/2012 7:16:33 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: House Atreides

She doesn’t want the pill. She wants condoms because the pill won’t protect her from easy hookups. ergo...slut.


604 posted on 03/03/2012 7:18:02 PM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

That she wants condoms can be deduced from the cost she quotes.


605 posted on 03/03/2012 7:20:57 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Yaelle
I agree Rush needs to stay on the air... especially in 2012!

I know Rush isn't a wimp. I'm not certain that I know what the correct decision here should be. My husband thought Rush should have never reduced himself to calling this idiot fraud (Fluke) a "slut". I personally didn't have a problem with that label for her. "Fraudulent Slut" would've been better, IMO.

I think Rush probably could have found other sponsors... he could start by advertising his own "Two if by Tea" tea products.

606 posted on 03/03/2012 7:21:59 PM PST by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Impy

This is easy to find, but Dems say that Sleep Train, Sleep Number, Citrix Online, and Quicken Loans have pulled their advertising with Rush. I have no doubt that this is behind Rush’s apology.


607 posted on 03/03/2012 7:22:06 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: papertyger

Actually, the whole thing Rush was making fun of was that the $1,000 annual cost figure Fluke floated was either bogus (which is almost certainly the case) or is indicative of a hyperactive multiple times per day “need” for condoms.

My suspicion is that most female Georgetown Law students have need for a condom on relatively rare occasion.


608 posted on 03/03/2012 7:25:18 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: papertyger

I see it the same way my friend. We have the high ground in this battle and I am sad to say I think Rush may have retreated a little bit with the high ground a foot.


609 posted on 03/03/2012 7:25:22 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: SandyInSeattle

I am female, and I am not offended by the word slut. I suppose I have been desensitized over the years. I can imagine that Rush’s mom might have been offended by the use of such a term regardless of the accuracy of its use.

The story of Jesus and the adulterous woman comes to mind. We are all sluts and sinners of some variety. Best to “Go and sin no more.”


610 posted on 03/03/2012 7:27:52 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Gilbo_3; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Impy
This has a list :
Advertisers bail from Rush Limbaugh show

$$$$$$

611 posted on 03/03/2012 7:28:00 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: turn_to

True, but Rush was originally responding to news reports. The news reports said ‘birth control’ - and if I have to pay for the birth control, they can use condoms at 33 cents a pop. Unless, of course, it becomes more cost effective for her to use the $9/month birth control pills from Target.

But under no circumstance will I pay for her to use the $100/month name brand pills sold by her doctor. If I’m paying the bill, she can have sex cheap, or have it infrequently. That is what happens when someone asks me to pay for their sex - I get to determine when, where, & how.


612 posted on 03/03/2012 7:28:36 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I wondered that, too. Worried about it, actually. Especially since he would not go into any detail.


613 posted on 03/03/2012 7:32:31 PM PST by Becki
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To: papertyger

“She doesn’t want the pill. She wants condoms because the pill won’t protect her from easy hookups. ergo...slut.”
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If she (or any woman in similar circumstances) is smart, she’d want both. The pill for a primary means of contraception and the condoms as both a secondary (insurance) contraception and (especially considering the incidence of HIV & other STD carriers in the male population of the DC metro area) a means of helping to somewhat prevent infectious disease.


614 posted on 03/03/2012 7:32:52 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: sickoflibs
This has a list : Advertisers bail from Rush Limbaugh show

Yet many conservatives, even on FR, say that boycotts are pointless. As Tammy Bruce once said, leftists COUNT on conservatives not wanting to get involved or get into a confrontation. And this is the result of that laissez-faire attitude. If conservatives were as committed as leftists, Bill Maher wouldn't still be on the air--just for starters. This makes me ill.


616 posted on 03/03/2012 7:35:53 PM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: TSgt

“discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress...”

Good - apology with a point


617 posted on 03/03/2012 7:36:22 PM PST by traumer
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To: Patton@Bastogne
We are "already" fighting the Second American Civil War ... this phase is purely economic ... with media frenzy propaganda thrown in ...

I had to pause when I read that and let it sink in. You make a very valid point there. Thanks for your comments on my previous post.

619 posted on 03/03/2012 7:40:09 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Cinnamontea

Rush should NOT have apologized! He was right about the flake ... and I find myself very disappointed and thoroughly disgusted! Money? Sponsors? No excuse! Zippo ... de nada!


620 posted on 03/03/2012 7:40:20 PM PST by Docs Galore
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To: Artcore

I disagree, also.

Rush did the right thing. It takes a stronger person with class to apologize. The left would have won this battle hands down due to their faux and manufactured outrage. He outfoxed them BY apologizing.

He did it... I’m glad... now hopefully we can we move on to more pressing issues....

like how the damned Democrat left is destroying our country.


621 posted on 03/03/2012 7:41:55 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

That is fine,WL. No worries.

Keep up the good work in Wisconsin against the Leftards.


622 posted on 03/03/2012 7:42:41 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: XenaLee; Artcore
RE :”Rush did the right thing. It takes a stronger person with class to apologize. The left would have won this battle hands down due to their faux and manufactured outrage. He outfoxed them BY apologizing.

Loving that Koolaid huh?

Now why don't you go back to the ‘ bubble’ and listen to Rush's past skits lecturing on how to NEVER give in to pressure from the left, just like he just did now

623 posted on 03/03/2012 7:46:50 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: XenaLee
“Rush did the right thing. It takes a stronger person with class to apologize.”
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OK, fine and dandy, but care to tell us why Rush is critical of the Republicans for doing this exact same thing? He has said time and time again, the republicans greatest weakness is accepting the Dems premise, and going on defense. He says that you never win anything by being on defense.

Sadly, today, Rush accepted the Dems premise and went on Defense. His comments merited NO apology.

Again, please enlighten us as to why it's ok for Rush to accept the Dems premises (and apologize), but not OK for the GOP establishment to capitulate?

624 posted on 03/03/2012 7:48:31 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Cinnamontea
RE :”Yet many conservatives, even on FR, say that boycotts are pointless. As Tammy Bruce once said, leftists COUNT on conservatives not wanting to get involved or get into a confrontation. And this is the result of that laissez-faire attitude. If conservatives were as committed as leftists, Bill Maher wouldn't still be on the air—just for starters. This makes me ill.

Bill Maher is not on ‘the air’ . He got fired from ABC for outrageous comments attacking the soldiers. He is on HBO a paid subscription service.

I gave up HBO years ago because of its liberal programming and my family first got it in 1976 when cable came to my home town.

I HATE Bill Maher.

625 posted on 03/03/2012 7:52:19 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Docs Galore
I actually think Rush made some poor word choices in discussing Fluke -- and not because I believe in political correctness. Not at all. Rush could still have used the word "slut" but framed it differently--not surrounded it with "wink, wink, nudge, nudge."

I've been listening to Rush for twenty years, and I love him, but once in a great, great while it's as though he forgets how to use the language. He's a master of language, but sometimes he can be like a little boy saying, "Poopy." OK, fine, say "poopy," but then you miss the opportunity to make a far stronger point because everyone is focused on "poopy" instead of your core argument.

You know who made a more forceful argument against Fluke? Bill O'Reilly. Of all people! He nailed her on her entitlement mentality and immaturity, and you couldn't help but see the common sense of his argument because he didn't detract from it by using words that would obscure his point.

626 posted on 03/03/2012 7:55:00 PM PST by Cinnamontea
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To: unkus

You’re right. We’ll never hear CNN or MSNBC, et al come clean with her story. She’s a lesbien.

Monday when I get to work I’m going to tell a woman that was defending the slut that she’s a plant and a lesbien and lesbien’s don’t need contraceprives. Batteries, maybe but contraceptives, no. That woman will go bananas when I say that.

* Exactly, since when do lesbians need birth control?
The GOP will never learn when they’re being played..they should know by now, but they continue to let stuff like this happen.


627 posted on 03/03/2012 7:55:51 PM PST by rainee
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To: parthian shot

How did you cancel? I can’t find a link that leads me to that. I did send an email asking them to direct me to cancel my account.


628 posted on 03/03/2012 7:56:45 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: sickoflibs

Uh....let’s put it this way....

and I’m trying to be nice here because you are “supposedly” a fellow conservative.

I see the big picture, whereas you obviously have that same narrow-minded tunnel vision perception (or lack thereof) that most lefties have due to their chronic, if not fatal, case of HUB Syndrome (Head Up Butt).

As for that Koolaid you’ve insinuated that I drink, you’re wrong about that too. I drink Two If By Tea now.

So why don’t YOU go back to your rock, crawl under it and think about things a bit less emotionally for a refreshing change....

eh?

Oh...and one more thing.

GO RUSH!!!!!

LOL!

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Loving that Koolaid huh?

Now why don’t you go back to the ‘ bubble’ and listen to Rush’s past skits lecturing on how to NEVER give in to pressure from the left, just like he just did now


629 posted on 03/03/2012 7:57:03 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: XenaLee
like how the damned Democrat left is destroying our country.

Or the right that can't tell a defeat until their children are turning them in to the secret police....

630 posted on 03/03/2012 7:59:13 PM PST by papertyger
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To: sickoflibs
I have no doubt that this is behind Rush’s apology.

or a credible bomb/death threat...from bambam maybe ???

631 posted on 03/03/2012 7:59:17 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Artcore

I don’t know the whole story...and neither do you OR anyone else here that’s bitching and accusing Rush.

Why don’t we ALL wait until Monday, instead of crucifying Rush today....and maybe he’ll enlighten us all then...

eh???

(just a thought)

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Again, please enlighten us as to why it’s ok for Rush to accept the Dems premises (and apologize), but not OK for the GOP establishment to capitulate?


632 posted on 03/03/2012 8:02:19 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: XenaLee

LOL

:)


633 posted on 03/03/2012 8:03:18 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: PalmettoMason

OK, so I’ve now read through 600+ comments and still want to come back and respond to yours because it matched my first impressions as well.

I’m not sure that I would have called the slut a slut if I had been in Rush’s shoes but having gone that route I sure as hell wouldn’t have retreated from it.

Like you, I spent the better part of the day defending his POV only to have the rug pulled out from under me and his apology shoved in my face. Very uncomfortable and very unpleasant.

We’ve seen the firestorms that the left have ignited over Rush’s rhetoric - this isn’t the first attempt to shut him up. But the stakes are larger now than at any prior time in history. The left is poised to deliver the fatal knockout blow to our republic....and the best we can muster is mittens. WTF?! These are times for standing strong and resolute and instead we get...capitulation.

Further reading since this morning reveals that the apology has had the desired effect - if one is a lefty. The momentum is growing as it never has before. the agitators are emboldened by his retreat and smell fear.

I guess this must be those “Interesting times” they keep speaking about.


635 posted on 03/03/2012 8:10:42 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: mardi59

“So his passion to himself and the almighty dollar was okay as long as you agreed with what he was saying?”

I can’t disagree. Do you think taking dollars to betray America is okay? Do you admire Judas?


636 posted on 03/03/2012 8:11:59 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Wisconsinlady; exit82
Where are the Thomas Paine’s and Patrick Henry’s of our day?
You just replied to one and you don't seem to recognize it!

...I have copied and pasted it and forwarded it to friends.
You're Ben Franklin at @The Pennsylvania Gazette sending out pamphlets...for free even!

637 posted on 03/03/2012 8:14:06 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Yogafist

log in and go to customer service at the bottom.


638 posted on 03/03/2012 8:18:01 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Yogafist

1. Go to the Rush Limbaugh site.
2. Log in (one final time).
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
4. Click on “Rush 24/7 Member Support”.
5. When the next page is displayed, scroll down to and click on “BILLING: Answers to your subscription questions!”
6. Next, click on “How do I cancel my account?”
7. Find the link “Rush 24/7 — please fill out our Billing Inquiry Form”
8. Fill out the form. Let them know that betrayal has a price.


639 posted on 03/03/2012 8:20:58 PM PST by LifePath
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To: philman_36; Wisconsinlady

Bless you, friend.

And your good work on the NBC threads does not go unnoticed, nor unappreciated.


640 posted on 03/03/2012 8:23:15 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: sergeantdave

Do you admire Judas?/

No I don’t, and I also do not admire people who believe that one man holds America in the palm of his hand by doling out his opinions. Just how has Rush destroyed America? I thought it was the liberals doing that or was I wrong?

I am going to hear what Rush says Monday. People can atleast give him that much. As for who to blame for this, I blame his cowardly advertisers for pulling out on him.


641 posted on 03/03/2012 8:24:56 PM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: Slambat
It’s a shame that the conservatives are compelled to make a profit to get it’s word out...
Businessmen know an opportunity when they see one. And if they 'water down the whiskey'...who cares. The crowd will still belly up to the bar and drink it 'cause it's the only bar in town. I'll buy my own bottle and drink it at home myself.

...but liberals are subsidized.
Even then they don't usually last long.

642 posted on 03/03/2012 8:29:12 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: rockrr; PalmettoMason; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; Impy; ...
RE :”Further reading since this morning reveals that the apology has had the desired effect - if one is a lefty. The momentum is growing as it never has before. the agitators are emboldened by his retreat and smell fear.

This is just a sideshow. Rush is just a distracting entertainer who gets paid lots of $$$$ for creating a world that listeners want to live in. In that imaginary world our heroes like Rush never retreat. In our real world they do to avoid complete destruction.

Outside of that imaginary world is the real fear, that is the world where Republicans have lost every single confrontation they have tried since winning the House and this current one is not looking good. They seem clueless and now aimless and have no real leader who can rally them to a winning strategy against Obama, assuming they even had one. Things are looking pretty bad right now.

I remember Rush in 1993 and this is not him.

643 posted on 03/03/2012 8:39:08 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: XenaLee
RE :”So why don’t YOU go back to your rock, crawl under it and think about things a bit less emotionally for a refreshing change....

Are you Xena the warrior princess ?

644 posted on 03/03/2012 8:41:35 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: papertyger

Too bad I cannot read your mind so I could figure out what sillyness your talking about. have a great sunday....


645 posted on 03/03/2012 8:42:39 PM PST by goat granny
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

>He should stick to his guns and if ALL the sponsors quit, SO BE IT. Pack up and leave and enjoy your retirement as a multi-millionaire knowing you didn’t cave to the Marxist Regime,<

And who would that benefit? Not the country, and certainly not conservatives. Is that why you make such a statement?


646 posted on 03/03/2012 8:51:00 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: exit82
Bless you, friend.
Pshaw! You earned the recognition of your own accord!

And your good work on the NBC threads does not go unnoticed, nor unappreciated.
Shhhhh...don't go talking nice about me or you'll ruin my standing in the
Perpetual Transnational Order of Obstinate Ogres Institution (PTOOOI). {;^)

647 posted on 03/03/2012 8:51:32 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fhayek

And for God’s sake don’t apologze again. Once is enough. The left will be clamoring for more come Monday morning.


648 posted on 03/03/2012 8:52:11 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: robrose68

The slut from the Georgetown Chicken Ranch has already demonstrated that she isn’t interested in the facts...


649 posted on 03/03/2012 8:52:34 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: sickoflibs
I remember Rush in 1993 and this is not him.

hes either tired, or afraid...hes got the bucks to float his show w/o the sponsors, but realistically, theyd be replaced and his audience would grow if he held his ground...

this is more the meek rush, like when they had his nuts in a vice over the Dr shoppin...

*somebody* got to him with an *offer* that he couldnt refuse...

bomb threats, breibart ...

650 posted on 03/03/2012 9:03:31 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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