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A Statement from Rush (Rush offers apology to Slut!) ^ | 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: humblegunner

Fail on yourself.

361 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Mr Rogers
OK, that is once. Now, had Laura Ingraham said she needed 1,000+ sex partners each year?

Don't be a twit. I answered your question.

362 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: TSgt

363 posted on 03/03/2012 4:35:36 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: hitchwolf

You are spot on. It is all about the advertisers. I’m sure that the left had a well engineered phone/email campaign directed at the advertisers demanding that they pull their $$$.

We need to push back the same way. It’s all about the $$$$ folks. The most tender spot is always the wallet. For info, follow the money. For action, threaten the money. For more action, promise the money. It never changes.

Hit where it makes a dent.

364 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:20 PM PST by MWestMom (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, But the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: philman_36
Testy much???

Don’t be naive.

You can shove that BS where the sun don't shine. I'm being realistic, not naive.

...WE would have lost, not Rush.

I wouldn't have lost a damn thing. I don't need Rush to do my thinking for me. Are you so naive and vacuous that you do?

He did the right thing here.

I'm glad you feel that way and you're free to continue feeling that way. I made no comment as to it being the right or wrong move.

365 posted on 03/03/2012 4:36:44 PM PST by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Diogenesis

Right on.

366 posted on 03/03/2012 4:37:46 PM PST by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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To: TSgt

I wonder if that nice little package he received last Thursday had anything to do with this?

367 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:05 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So you think Limbaugh spoke wrongly, and that the little whore is a virtuous babe?

368 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: ml/nj; All
I heard Imus call Gingich a fat maggot. Look, how many of us buy cd's, dvd's, watch tv shows or movies with liberal, leftwing stars? they seem to be protected by the fcc police and it is based on exactly who is attacked.

Rush has been called some pretty strong names by the media and nothing done. Bush and Palin were attacked relentlessly and so was Palin's daughter, Bristol

369 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:42 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: ml/nj

Of course I don’t think that. Don’t be insulting.

370 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:55 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sauropod

I’m not being a twit. I’m making a point.

So far, ONE case of a liberal apologizing has been cited, and it involved a completely false accusation.

Rush’s accusation - that she wants, and says she NEEDS, $1000/year for birth control is part of her public testimony. If someone NEEDS sex 1,000+ times a year, what are they?

371 posted on 03/03/2012 4:39:08 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: papertyger

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! It is no wonder we are LOSING, WE have to
take on ALL advertisers, PLEASE use a little common sense!!!!! We are
The brightest of what is out there or are we???

372 posted on 03/03/2012 4:39:30 PM PST by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: All

Ms fluke graduated from Cornel with a BS in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2003.

# 14:

373 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:00 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: XenaLee; Lazlo in PA; Steelers6
...maybe Rush should start his OWN station like Beck did.

That's certainly a possibility since, as you point out, he as the financial resources to do it.

That notwithstanding, a move away from the mass media isn't always a winning strategy. Since exiting Fox, Glenn Beck has fallen off the map for many. It was likewise even with Howard Stern when he moved off broadcast radio and onto a subscription-based service. Even Keith Olbermann has fallen into more of an abyss since he was fired from MSNBC. There are a lot of niche media outlets but the big audiences are still found on the traditional side. That will change eventually but it hasn't happened just yet.

And now to take a brief detour down memory lane, here's Rush Limbaugh when he was known as Jeff Christie, a top 40 disk jockey at WIXZ in McKeesport, Pennsylvania:

And you can listen to how he sounded almost 40 years ago here. "The Exorcist" was starting its run as he mentions during his program.

374 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:21 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: TSgt

His advertisers were starting to pull away from his show because of pressure from women’s rights activist groups.

375 posted on 03/03/2012 4:40:35 PM PST by R_Kangel
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To: TSgt
OK, I guess we have our marching orders.

Don't say anything nasty about the Georgetown Chicken Ranch.

376 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:06 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Slambat

That’s okay.

David Limbaugh can KMA, too.

This was unforgivable.

Those of you trying to put a positive spin on this are going to be very disappointed.

377 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:21 PM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

Ignorance means lack of knowledge...oh great one, impart to me your knowledge from on it relates to the discussion at hand...

378 posted on 03/03/2012 4:41:54 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Mr Rogers

Someone posted a link to the transcript of her testimony.

I’m going back to read *exactly* what she said.

Then, I’ll answer.

379 posted on 03/03/2012 4:42:05 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: philman_36

“And now we all know the real reason why there is no discussion about the eligibility issue or the ballot challenges.”

Right on, right on, right on. I’m glad I’m not the only one
who have noticed him skirting around some of the more
important and damning issues.

380 posted on 03/03/2012 4:43:15 PM PST by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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