Sunday, March 04, 2012

Idiot Rush Limbaugh - early March 2012

Following a week of bashing Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke for wanting to testify about the controversy over President Obama's birth control insurance coverage policy -- including calling Ms. Fluke a "slut" -- Rush Limbaugh issued an apology yesterday on his website (I guess the fact that several sponsors have either pulled their advertising from his show or have threatened to led Mr. Limbaugh to be a bit introspective about his behavior):

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.

I will let the statement largely speak for itself -- it shows how beautifully Mr. Limbaugh "illustrates the absurd with absurdity." I do have one question, however: when you call someone a "slut," isn't that a personal attack?

BTW, for another opinion on Rush Limbaugh, you should visit Rachel Maddow's blog, and click on the video "Rush Limbaugh doesn't understand women's birth control."