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Death By Trolley: Whose death would stun the Western World?

A month ago I asked readers What is the most misunderstood idea of all time?

My next big (slightly morbid) question is Whose death would stun the Western World?

A few years ago when Michael Jackson unexpectedly died, it felt like the world sort of skipped a few beats. I was in South Korea at the time. I tended to go to foreigner bars that catered to Canadians, Americans, Brits, Aussies and New Zealanders. My main bar was essentially running a several day long Michael Jackson marathon. He may well have been the most famous person in the world.

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Trashy's World: NOW watch the gun-lobby…

…propaganda machine shift into high gear! President Obama’s speech at the Newtown vigil was very, very good. One might even declare it to be great. But what will come of it? Will there be action on gun control in the States? Real action? Like banning assault weapons so they do not fall into the hands of whack jobs? Yes, [...]

The Disaffected Lib: What Stands In The Way of Republican Revival

If the Republicans seriously want to attract minorities, they have to get rid of bigots like Rush Limbaugh.   This jackass can’t help himself.   You can skip to the 3:00 mark where Rush explains the difference between light skinned … . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: What Stands In The Way of Republican Revival

LeDaro: Rush Limbaugh on Feminism

Watch out boys! You’re in deep trouble – your very valuable asset is shrinking and ‘Feminazis’ is the cause. Rush Limbaugh has all the answers. Ladies watch out. Why are you doing this to us(men)?

LeDaro: Mitt Romney: Ideal V.P Candidates

Rush Limbaugh:

Glenn Beck:

Politics and its Discontents: A Moment of Sanity From Rachel Maddow

Were it not for Americans like Rachel Maddow, I would not be able to hold out even a glimmer of hope for the benighted nation:

BTW, you need to click on ‘hide ad’ before the video will play.

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The bravest sponsor to drop Rush Limbaugh of them all: Arby’s

Roast beef Derbyshire sandwich, please!

When Arby’s announced on Twitter Wednesday it was no longer advertising on Limbaugh’s show, the wingnutosphere went nuts. Forget all those other sponsors who cancelled on Limbaugh; Arby’s is serious business. Arby’s is no mere product. To the right wing, it is the food of gods.

You’ve spotted these self-righteous wingers in public: mostly pudgy,

LeDaro: Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh on Trayvon Martin’s murder

Rush Limbaugh:

Bill O’Reilly:

I believe these two bastards should be arrested too. They’re spreading too much hatred. Is it possible that this hate-mongering is resulting into some of the hate crimes?

US right’s new fight against Sandra Fluke: her boyfriend is a Jew!

Jew and Jew lover

The right has been very upset at Sandra Fluke. What has most pissed off the right about Fluke is that Americans have not approved of the sexist comments about Fluke from the right’s leader, Rush Limbaugh. The lack of support for both Limbaugh and the right’s untenable position on birth control has turned the right’s world on its axis. No one is paying any attention to their

Those Emergency Blues: Observations and Assessments

NOTIONS TO SMALL FOR A BLOG POST, ALL IN ONE PLACE, A.K.A. THE PERIODIC LINK DUMP.

Further to my post “Sleepy Sleepy Nurse”: Sleep or Die. Really.

My job: Registered Nurse.

We don’t know as much about infection control as we think we do. “Less than a quarter of the Clostridium difficile cases in a hospital could be traced to patients in the same ward, challenging a common assumption about how the infection spreads.” Medscape summary. Original article here.

And we’re not as smart at Triage as we think we are. Analyzing the records of 519

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Where’s the outrage from the right over Louis CK being dropped from Correspondent’s Dinner?

Whether he quit or was forced, Louis CK is no longer speaking at the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Assn. Dinner. The reason? He has in the past referred to Sarah Palin as a cunt. Scrambling desperately to make up for their idol Rush Limbaugh being called out for calling Sandra Fluke sexist names and making false claims about her, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren and Kirsten Powers have made a

From hot air to dead air. Silence welcomes Rush Limbaugh fans.

Now that well over 40 advertisers have dropped squawk box Rush Limbaugh, the silence on his show is deafening.

12 advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander UPDATED

UPDATE: Three days ago, when this post went live, five advertisers had dropped Limbaugh. That number is now 12 and growing. Radio stations are also dropping Rush. Here’s the 12:

Sleep Number Beds The Sleep Train Legal Zoom Quicken Loans Citrix Systems/GoToMeeting ProFlowers Tax Resolution Services AOL Carbonite Bonobos Sears/Kmart Allstate I’ve made it a rule at LFR to no longer blog about Rush

Profiles in Pusillanimity

Pusillanimous: what a truly elegant way to say “gutless”. I really love that word; sadly, opportunities to use it are few and far between, since “gutless” or “spineless” or “cowardly” are usually sufficient. But not this week. Various high-profile Republicans were recently asked if they’d repudiate the brainlessly misogynist trash-talk of their Intellectual & Spiritual [...]

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences than the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of . . . → Read More: What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a “slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school”

What Rush hath wrought: 16-year-old harassed for being a "slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school"

The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s attack on Sandra Fluke has more far-reaching consequences that the public humiliation Fluke received at the hands of the radio star and the subsequent withdrawal of advertisers from the blowhard’s show. Caught in the headlines suddenly are the young women of America who have become the new Easy A’s of their schools and worse – the victims of ugly, sexist

Progressive Proselytizing: On the Rush Limbaugh hullabaloo

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh has bought himself one heck of a news cycle. The host of the US’s most listened to conservative talk radio show made a series of insulting comments towards Ms. Fluke, a student who testified at a congressional hearing on birth control, calling her a slut and a prostitute. This set off a media storm that has led to Barack Obama himself calling Ms. Fluke to thank her for her efforts and has seen seven advertisers pull ads from Rush’s program. He has now formally apologized, at least to some degree.

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Rush Limbaugh: Human or DNA Experiment?

Who knows? Whatever his DNA composition might be, around here Rush Limbaugh is Swine of the Week in Perpetuity — meaning that when I pronounce someone SOTW, it’s an unfinished sentence the rest of which is “in addition to Rush Limbaugh”. And this past week was no different. The GOP’s message to women as barfed [...]

Sandra Fluke gets the Brigette DePape treatment

To Fox News, “slut” + “prostitute” = “Fame-Hungry Activist”

Remember Brigette DePape and the sexist, vile treatment she received at the hands of our media and the Conservative party? Welcome to the hatefest, Sandra. Rushbo was just the beginning.

Sexism is a complicated business. It’s especially ugly if you are a single, young woman. You don’t stand for anything and if you do, you’re a “slut”

Five advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

After Limbaugh called the woman refused at place at Darrell Issa’s birth control table ”slut” and “prostitute”, the media and the progressive blogosphere and even Republican presidential contenders (save Romney who just couldn’t bring himself to criticize Limbaugh – Bain Capital co-owns Limbaugh’s broadcaster) denounced Limbaugh’s remarks. Now, thanks to social media, five advertisers have quit Limbaugh.

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Six advertisers drop Rush Limbaugh after Sandra Fluke slander

I’ve made it a rule at LFR to no longer blog about Rush Limbaugh. His modus operandi is to piss off the left. Every time we write about him, we feed his ego and his wallet. But rules at LFR are made to be broken and because of this latest news item, here goes.

After Limbaugh called the woman refused at place at Darrell Issa’s birth control table “slut” and “prostitute”, the media, the

It is a war on women

#gop #rushlimbaugh #mittromney #ricksantorum

Republican contenders for the nomination of their party claim that the spat over contraception has nothing to do with a ‘war on women’, but a battle against a big-government mandate to force religious affiliated institutions from providing contraception and other related products from heathcare plans of employees or students (etc). In the face of that argument, President Barack Obama compromised by allowing the employer/institution to opt out, but would obligate the insurance agency contracted to provide health coverage to provide said coverage directly to its female clients. No problem, right?

Wrong.

The hold outs demanded that the mandate

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LeDaro: Rush Limbaugh: The Chief GOP Moron on contraceptions

Here is Rush Limbaugh - the foul mouth knucklehead:

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Sandra Fluke Georgetown University student is an admirable spokesperson for women on contraceptions. Here is her interview with Ed Schultz of MSNBC.

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Red Tory v.3.0.3: Is That All There Is?

Comedian Rush Limbaugh – who is, it seems these days, the virtual leader of the increasingly deranged Republican Party – did the Democrats a huge favour the other day with his offensive remarks directed at “college co-ed” (i.e., third-year law student) Susan Fluke.

Whether deliberate or not, Limbaugh’s deeply misogynistic tirade analogizing the issue as being akin to prostitution, calling Ms. Fluke a “slut” and then derisively suggesting that taxpayers be recompensed with pornographic videos of her sexual activities, effectively steered the surreal “debate” about state-mandated provision of contraceptive medications by private employers directly off a cliff.

It’s

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Red Tory v.3.0.3: Brietbart Dead of “Natural Causes”

El Rushbo pays tribute to Andrew (‘Stop Raping People!”) Brietbart, the muckraking right-wing activist and provocative web entrepreneur who abruptly died today at the age of 43.

Of course, Libmbaugh’s somber eulogy turns out to be really nothing more than a convenient vehicle to attack supposedly hate-filled “leftists” (based on his nut-picking of heartless comments made on Twitter) and to trash the so-called liberal media; in this case, quibbling over the AP’s entirely accurate description of Brietbart’s career

Meanwhile, on right-wing websites, conspiracy theories abound… The one favoured by most appears to imply that Brietbart’s vague threat to

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