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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: TSgt
From another thread:

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Fluke, then the treasurer of Students Acting for Gender Equality (SAGE), told The Cornell Daily Sun during a protest of a pro-life display at the school’s Ho Plaza

This stuff just writes itself !

421 posted on 03/03/2012 5:06:34 PM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: little jeremiah
ur country is on the verge of collapse and a silent coup and he apologizes to someone who makes sluts look like saints.

I don't listen anymore ---I really can't listen to any of the mainstream guys or gals) anymore for this very reason.

422 posted on 03/03/2012 5:06:38 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: jimboster

“Rush sold his soul for money. He was losing sponsors left and right He’s a moral coward and I’ll never listen to him again. I truly hope he just fades away- quickly.”

Not surprised to see that response - it is however a reality that you don’t stay on the radio without sponsors. Now if anyone believes enough in Rush’s original statement to pick up the funding of his radio program so that he wouldn’t have to walk it back, more power to them.

But without sponsors Rush quickly turns into “Air America” in terms of staying power - lot of good that does anyone.

I think he’ll get by without your listenership.

423 posted on 03/03/2012 5:07:33 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Up yours noob.

We ain’t melting down here because of something papertyger said....

We have a name for those who “stay loyal” to those who betray loyalty.

They’re called “idiots.”

424 posted on 03/03/2012 5:08:05 PM PST by papertyger
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To: Scotswife
According to the catholic teaching, she is requesting they finance fornication.

She doesn’t just think they should finance it....she is accusing them of cruelty and sexism if they do not finance it.

It is brazen arrogance which she attempts to hide under a mask of helplessness and mock injury.

Precisely. The self-righteousness practically oozes off the computer screen.

425 posted on 03/03/2012 5:08:43 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: freedomtrail
Rush caves.wimp

freedomtrail fails to perceive.sad
426 posted on 03/03/2012 5:09:25 PM PST by aruanan
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To: hitchwolf
"My friends who didn’t think he would apologize thought his show would be cancelled by the end of the month. "

"cancelled" meaning dropped from that be picked up by the competing station the next day.

Yes this distracted from 1) the sad state of affairs in which Fluke believes she's entitled to free contraception, which is probably why he apologized, and 2) more on the credentials of this woman. It's sounding like she's an embedded 30 yr. old other words, a fraud. I want more attention paid there.

427 posted on 03/03/2012 5:09:41 PM PST by chiller ( Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

she isn’t the very least, she is a fornicator.

Certainly...most young people are fornicators - but most do not appear before our elected officials demanding their fornication to be financed by the taxpayer.

As another FReeper pointed out...young college men are usually so eager to fornicate, they are more than willing to front the cost.

Most fornicators simply keep it to themselves.

Not this babe...she is saying to a catholic organization...”to hell with your silly teaching. You must finance our fornication or we will accuse you of being negligent, uncaring misogynists!”

This is absolutely despicable.
No woman in my life would ever behave like this - and it makes me cringe when these morons are so bold as to claim they speak for all women.

428 posted on 03/03/2012 5:11:22 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: MuttTheHoople

That sound you here is Kos calling you back....

429 posted on 03/03/2012 5:11:29 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: mkjessup

Yes and I didn’t make the rules.

430 posted on 03/03/2012 5:12:12 PM PST by Tau Food
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To: Stosh

He can’t survive one weekend without those particular sponsors?

431 posted on 03/03/2012 5:12:52 PM PST by papertyger
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To: philman_36
And I have no problem with the man doing that. He's making a killing and I say more power to him. He's found his groove.

Having said that, I'm not going to live and die by his every word like some demented sycophant who doesn't realize that the man is doing nothing more than running a successful business.

How can I best say amen? You're totally right and that's why I posted the lines from Lowry Mays. His honesty about the business was a breath of fresh air when it came out in 2003. Like Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) said in The Godfather, "...this is business not personal."

We're all trying to make an honest buck and Rush Limbaugh has certainly excelled in that regard. Plus, he's created a number of jobs with his wealth.

432 posted on 03/03/2012 5:13:40 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Dallas59

I think that captions his apology perfectly.

433 posted on 03/03/2012 5:13:59 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: nutmeg

Come on, people. Rush has a boss. He was forced to do this. The lawyers showed him how he was in violation of contract (I don’t know his contract but it could be something as simple as a behavior clause) and rush had no choice.

In la we just had John and ken off the air for 2 weeks, because John called Whitney a crack ho.

Rush isn’t a wimp. It’s not his choice. But he needs to stay on the air.

434 posted on 03/03/2012 5:13:59 PM PST by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: TexasSecede79366
We are left with only the "Great One". I loved Rush for his sense of humor but now he's just another flapping jaw with nothing to back it up.

Rush knew full well what any apology would be construed as,no matter the content.

Now he'll go on Monday morning and try to talk his way out of it.

Rush could not have signed the Declaration of Independence along with 99.9% of our "nations" leaders.

I can only hope you're illustrating absurdity by being absurd because you certainly are.
435 posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:28 PM PST by aruanan
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

The Left didn’t win this one. Rush exposed the slut for a complete phony and her agenda as completely manufactured for the President. The Left won the skirmish over an apology, but not the larger battle over the Obama Administration’s maneuver to use the slut to advance their agenda of winning back women who have abandoned the Prez.

436 posted on 03/03/2012 5:14:51 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: philman_36
"Go ahead and drop me. You're the one that is going to lose customers in the end, not me. My listeners will still be here and other companies will buy your ad time."

His brother now comes out out tweeting damage control. Rush, just retire. CAVE!

437 posted on 03/03/2012 5:15:12 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: aruanan


438 posted on 03/03/2012 5:16:33 PM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Slambat
I’m glad I’m not the only one who have noticed him skirting around some of the more important and damning issues.
It isn't just him. All of the radio "personalities" do it to some degree.
The radio business is a veritable cash cow and you don't kill the cow, you milk it.
439 posted on 03/03/2012 5:16:50 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Brad's Gramma

He’s a coward. Just like the rest.

440 posted on 03/03/2012 5:17:25 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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