"And why aren’t the Cubans popular in the overall Hispanic group?…It’s a race thing. They’re just not quite dark — as dark, and they’re oriented toward work."
Limbaugh was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians last week, in a closed-door ceremony. The Hall includes statues and busts of the Show-Me State’s most illustrious citizens: Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney, Stan Musial. Limbaugh’s is the only one with a dedicated camera. Republican legislative leaders were worried about vandalism, Clerk Adam Crumbliss told the Associated Press.
“We recognize that there was a level of controversy around it, and we want to make sure that property is protected,” Crumbliss told the AP. “We’ve had lots of calls, and some calls and complaints have been a little beyond the pale.”
Assistant House Minority Leader Tishaura Jones told the AP she thought the taxpayer money had better places to go.
“If they thought that the bust might be defaced or vandalized and they have to guard it with a camera, it’s another indication that maybe they shouldn’t have put it there,” said Jones, D-St. Louis. “It’s another chapter in this never-ending saga of this man who deserves no honor in the people’s house.”
(Reported by TPM’s Eric Lach)
The definition of ‘freedom of speech’ — the Limbaugh boycott
#fuck rush limbaugh
#head of the gop
#war on women
David Brock reminds the dittoheads and other right-wing Limbaugh apologists that the First Amendment does indeed guarantee Limbaugh the right to say whatever he wants. It also guarantees that the rest of us are not required to listen to what he says — or support it financially. It’s all about self-responsibility, right? Say what you want but accept the consequences.
In a March 20 Politico column, Media Matters founder David Brock explained how the advertiser exodus from Rush Limbaugh has “disintegrated” the business model that once fueled his show. […] Brock highlighted efforts by Media Matters and other groups “to educate advertisers about the damage their financial support of Limbaugh’s program can do to their brands.” Brock continued:
There is a myth that advertiser actions, like those now targeted at Limbaugh, impinge on his constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech. The truth is just the opposite: They are a demonstration of the power of the First Amendment.
We are not a government entity attempting to stifle Limbaugh’s speech. Instead, we are using our right of free assembly to join together and raise our voices against Limbaugh. We are, in fact, engaging in the marketplace of ideas, one in which people, examining all of the facts, can choose whether it is in their financial interest to support hate radio.
We are confident, seeing the reaction over the previous two weeks, that sponsors will take their dollars elsewhere…
MMFA also reports that,
In the wake of Limbaugh’s attacks on Fluke, numerous advertisers are abandoning his show. It is also being reported that well over 100 companies have taken proactive steps to ensure that their ads don’t run on Limbaugh’s program and similar shows.
And that’s the best news of all.
That’s an actual quote, ladies.
#you might be a slut
WESTBORO RELEASES ‘YOU MIGHT BE A SLUT’ AD FOR LIMBAUGH’S SHOW - A church in Topeka, Kansas famous for its “God Hates Fags” protests is hoping to take their message to millions of dittoheads across the U.S. The Westboro Baptist Church on Friday released two advertisements that they hope to air on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show, which is experiencing an exodus of advertisers after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” because she spoke in favor of religious institutions providing contraception coverage. The first spot was a parody of comedian Jeff Foxworthy’s “You might be a redneck” routine. “If you wear a dress that is strapless with a brassiere that isn’t, you might be a slut,” an announcer says. “If you are an anchor bimbo for Fox News and your name is Kelly or Julie, you might be a slut.” […] Premiere Networks has already said it would reject the ads as soon as it receives them on Friday. “If they turn these things down, how are they really any different than the people who are turning their nose up at Rush Limbaugh?” Drain asked. “We are making a moral statement with our advertising just like he was making a moral statement with his airtime.”
#republicans buy women dinner and diamonds
(AUDIO) RUSH SUGGESTS GOP IS NOT ANTI-WOMAN BECAUSE REPUBLICANS “TAKE WOMEN TO DINNER. THEY BUY WOMEN DIAMONDS.”
[The following commentary on this via:Wonkette]: Honestly, who can even be mad at this dumb fuck any more? It is like being mad at an incredibly stupid, fat, drug-addicted, offensive head of lettuce. Why even bother? Fine, Rush, give us some whore diamonds, for our whoring, whore whore whore. Yeah, we get it kiddo, we’re whores. No, no, you got us, we’re super offended, we promise! No really, really, we are! Run along now sweetie, there’s some cookies on the counter. Remember, Jesus loves you, and good job.
#war on women
#judged miss america
Limbaugh: Judging Miss America proves I’m not anti-woman - “I have affectionately referred to the NOW gang as the NAGs, the National Organization of Gals, for over 15 years,” Limbaugh said on Wednesday. “And the head NOW-gang babe was asked what she thinks about that yesterday on television after 15 years. Outraged! They are outraged!” “Now, how can I be anti-woman?” he asked. “I even judged the Miss America pageant.” After the pageant, former Miss America-turned-Fox News host Gretchen Carlson asked Limbaugh how he responded to critics who said that someone with his track record had no business judging women in a beauty pageant. “I’m a huge supporter of women!” the radio host declared. “What I’m not is a supporter of liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose and feminism has led women astray. I love women. I don’t know where this gets started.” “I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.”