Poll: More Than Half Think Limbaugh Should Be Fired

Rush Limbaugh

According to a new poll released by Bloomberg, radio “entertainer” Rush Limbaugh should be fired for his comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown Law Student.  About 53 percent of those polled believe Limbaugh should be fired for calling Fluke a slut, a prostitute and for suggesting she post her sex tapes online.  A poll released yesterday suggests only 29 percent of Americans felt Limbaugh’s apology was sincere.

Limabugh’s controversy is hurting the GOP with women voters.

Politico has this to say:  ”

Men are split over whether Limbaugh should be axed — 49 percent say yes, while 47 percent disagree. Fifty-six percent of women support firing him, compared with 39 percent who do not.   Meanwhile, more than three-quarters of Americans believe that the issue of birth control shouldn’t even be a topic of debate right now.   Indeed, 77 percent said that the national political debate shouldn’t involve contraception, while 20 percent said it should.   Americans also view the controversy over the Obama administration’s rule that employers must provide birth control coverage in employee health care plans as an issue of women’s health rather than religious freedom.   In fact, 62 percent of respondents said that the issue is one of women’s health access rather than religious freedom, the opposite of what Republican presidential candidates have argued.   Despite the furor of the past weeks over female birth control, it appears as though Republicans may have narrowed the gap with Democrats among women, according to Bloomberg.

The Fluke flag is costing Limabugh dearly.  Advertisers continue to flee from his program with more than 100 gone.

From the Huffington Post:

Premier Networks, the company that syndicates “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” has suspended a large chunk of the national advertising that runs on the program for two weeks, according to Radio-Info.com.

The moratorium applies specifically to a class of advertisements called “barter spots,” which are normally run by local affiliate stations in exchange for the right to syndicate radio programming, such as Limbaugh’s daily broadcast. However, “[t]his suspension does not apply to in-program commercials provided by Premiere within any of its live news/talk programming,” Premiere’s letter to affiliates notes.

Conservatives argue that Limbaugh’s comments are no worse than what Bill Maher said about Sarah Palin on his HBO show, what Ed Schultz said about Laura Ingram on his MSNBC show and what David Letterman said about Palin’s dauhghter Bristol on Late Night on CBS.  Schultz and Letterman apologized and Schultz was even suspended for a week for his comments.  Maher has no sponsors on his program which requires a subscription to view; Maher’s audience is 5 percent of Limbaugh’s 20 million.

But Limbaugh does use the public airwaves and his show is broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Network.  There are calls from Democrats in Washington to have Limbaugh’s AFRN feed pulled. And female soliders have also called for Limbaugh to be removed from the airwaves.  VoteVets issued the following statement.

Rush Limbaugh has a freedom of speech and can say what he wants, but in light of his horribly misogynistic comments, American Forces Radio should no longer give him a platform. Our entire military depends on troops respecting each other – women and men. There simply can be no place on military airwaves for sentiments that would undermine that respect. When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sluts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale. It isn’t just disrespectful to our women serving our country, but it’s language that goes against everything that makes our military work. Again, we swore to uphold our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, and would not take that away from anyone – even Limbaugh. But that does not mean AFN should broadcast him. In fact, it shouldn’t.

 

  47 comments for “Poll: More Than Half Think Limbaugh Should Be Fired

  1. junior
    March 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

    “When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are “sluts” and “prostitutes” is beyond the pale.”

    That’s funny, I don’t recall that Rush called anyone and everyone who uses contraceptives any names – including our troops. He commented regarding one person in that persons particular self admitted circumstances.

  2. henry lipton
    March 16, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    They shold banish him to XM Radio like Glen Beck

  3. junior
    March 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I hear Beck on AM radio – 830 AM I believe.

    Rush is not going anywhere – if anything he needs to dump wishy-washy advertisers and hit the libs hard. This is when we need Rush unleashed.

    • RHackett
      March 17, 2012 at 5:42 am

      I agree junior. He needs to double down. The sooner the better.

  4. March 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

    A FOR IGNORANCE
    Junior, you spread lies and disinformation.

    Sandra Fluke was speaking of gay (lesbian) friend who suffered from polycystic ovarian disease (PCO) and needed oral contraceptives (hormones, y’know) . to prevent and control the formation of painful and harmful ovarian cysts, Her insurance company not only refused to pay for them, but refused to pay for them claiming they were for (obviously) unnecessary birth control. When the pills became too expensive (she could not use cheap generic alternatives) her friend stopped taking them and subsequently developed a massive ovarian cyst, which required removal of her ovary. She now, at age 32, has early menopausal symptoms, and is barren. (Yes, lesbians still like to maintain the option to bear children, Junior).

    SO: When you say Rush Limbaugh “commented regarding one person in that (sic) persons particular self admitted circumstances” you are either intentionally dishonest (I am giving you the benefit of the doubt or you would be getting an A for Dishonesty) or willfuly ignorant, probably because you mine information from ideological windbags like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly, for whom facts are an inconvenient roadblock in advancing ideological hate and ignorance.

    Either way, READERS BEWARE OF JUNIOR’s VERSION OF FACTS AND HIS OBJECTIVITY/FACTUAL ACCURACY.

    • junior
      March 17, 2012 at 11:50 am

      What does that have to do with Fluke demanding that the school she attends furnish her with insurance that covers contraceptives for her use?

      • March 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        A for Intentional Dishonesty (LYING 101)

        Junior, were you dropped on your head as a child, or are the spirochetes eating into your brain? You take the benefit of the doubt and drop a steaming pile on top of it. You just graduated from ignorant to lying sack of manure. Do you have any regard for truth in any aspect of your life? Remember the 9th Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against your neighbor.” What that means is DO NOT LIE ABOUT OTHERS.

        The issue is really about health care, a women’s right to equal access and chices for health care, and not having men, insurance companies, and insurance plans interfere with basic decisions that should lie betweeen the doctor and the patient, and privacy issues.

        Sandra Fluke did not testify in the first person, about her specific needs, or choices. She testified on an issue, and used anonymous students as examples of how these policy issues affect real women.

        A******s like you, almost unilaterally men, completely ignore the real issues in women’s health issues, and misrepresent, or outright lie, about what people say because they simply cannot address the issue.

        You cheapen debate and drag down intellectual exchange by manufacturig lies as to the foundational base for the discussion.

      • March 17, 2012 at 5:17 pm

        If those with a brain and interest in the truth, Ms. Fluke’s testimony is transcribed at:

        http://www.buzzfeed.com/boxofficebuz/transcript-of-testimony-by-sandra-fluke-48z2

  5. March 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    “We, as Georgetown LSRJ, are here today because we’re so grateful that this regulation implements the non-partisan medical advice of the Institute of Medicine.
    “I attend a Jesuit law school that does not provide contraceptive coverage in its student health plan. And just as we students have faced financial, emotional, and medical burdens as a result, employees at religiously-affiliated hospitals and institutions and universities across the country have suffered similar burdens.
    “We are all grateful for the new regulation that will meet the critical health care needs of so many women.
    “Simultaneously, the recently announced adjustment addresses any potential conflict with the religious identity of Catholic or Jesuit institutions.
    “When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage.

    “And especially in the last week, I have heard more and more of their stories. On a daily basis, I hear yet from another woman from Georgetown or from another school or who works for a religiously-affiliated employer, and they tell me that they have suffered financially and emotionally and medically because of this lack of coverage.
    “And so, I’m here today to share their voices, and I want to thank you for allowing them – not me – to be heard.
    “Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. 40% of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggle financially as a result of this policy.
    “One told us about how embarrassed and just powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned for the first time that contraception was not covered on her insurance and she had to turn and walk away because she couldn’t afford that prescription. Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception.
    “Just last week, a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore. Women employed in low-wage jobs without contraceptive coverage face the same choice.
    “And some might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, that’s just not true.
    “Women’s health clinic provide a vital medical service, but as the Guttmacher Institute has definitely documented, these clinics are unable to meet the crushing demand for these services. Clinics are closing, and women are being forced to go without the medical care they need.
    “How can Congress consider the [Rep. Jeff] Fortenberry (R-Neb.), [Sen. Marco] Rubio (R-Fla.) and [Sen. Roy] Blunt (R-Mo.) legislation to allow even more employers and institutions to refuse contraception coverage and then respond that the non-profit clinics should step up to take care of the resulting medical crisis, particularly when so many legislators are attempting to de-fund those very same clinics?
    “These denial of contraceptive coverage impact real people.
    “In the worst cases, women who need these medications for other medical conditions suffer very dire consequences.

    “A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and she has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries. Her prescription is technically covered by Georgetown’s insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy.
    “Unfortunately, under many religious institutions and insurance plans, it wouldn’t be. There would be no exception for other medical needs. And under Sen. Blunt’s amendment, Sen. Rubio’s bill or Rep. Fortenberry’s bill there’s no requirement that such an exception be made for these medical needs.
    “When this exception does exist, these exceptions don’t accomplish their well-intended goals because when you let university administrators or other employers rather than women and their doctors dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, women’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.
    “In 65% of the cases at our school, our female students were interrogated by insurance representatives and university medical staff about why they needed prescription and whether they were lying about their symptoms.
    “For my friend and 20% of the women in her situation, she never got the insurance company to cover her prescription. Despite verifications of her illness from her doctor, her claim was denied repeatedly on the assumption that she really wanted birth control to prevent pregnancy. She’s gay. So clearly polycystic ovarian syndrome was a much more urgent concern than accidental pregnancy for her.
    “After months paying over $100 out-of-pocket, she just couldn’t afford her medication anymore, and she had to stop taking it.
    “I learned about all of this when I walked out of a test and got a message from her that in the middle of the night in her final exam period she’d been in the emergency room. She’d been there all night in just terrible, excruciating pain. She wrote to me, ‘It was so painful I’d woke up thinking I’ve been shot.’
    “Without her taking the birth control, a massive cyst the size of a tennis ball had grown on her ovary. She had to have surgery to remove her entire ovary as a result.
    “On the morning I was originally scheduled to give this testimony, she was sitting in a doctor’s office, trying to cope with the consequences of this medical catastrophe.
    “Since last year’s surgery, she’s been experiencing night sweats and weight gain and other symptoms of early menopause as a result of the removal of her ovary. She’s 32-years-old.
    “As she put it, ‘If my body indeed does enter early menopause, no fertility specialist in the world will be able to help me have my own children. I will have no choice at giving my mother her desperately desired grandbabies simply because the insurance policy that I paid for, totally unsubsidized by my school, wouldn’t cover my prescription for birth control when I needed it.’
    “Now, in addition to potentially facing the health complications that come with having menopause at such an early age – increased risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis – she may never be able to conceive a child.
    “Some may say that my friend’s tragic story is rare. It’s not. I wish it were
    “One woman told us doctors believe she has endometriosis, but that can’t be proven without surgery. So the insurance has not been willing to cover her medication – the contraception she needs to treat her endometriosis.
    “Recently, another woman told me that she also has polycystic ovarian syndrome and she’s struggling to pay for her medication and is terrified to not have access to it.
    “Due to the barriers erected by Georgetown’s policy, she hasn’t been reimbursed for her medications since last August.
    “I sincerely pray that we don’t have to wait until she loses an ovary or is diagnosed with cancer before her needs and the needs of all of these women are taken seriously.
    “Because this is the message that not requiring coverage of contraception sends: A woman’s reproductive health care isn’t a necessity, isn’t a priority.
    “One woman told us that she knew birth control wasn’t covered on the insurance and she assumed that that’s how Georgetown’s insurance handle all of women’s reproductive and sexual health care. So when she was raped, she didn’t go to the doctor, even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections, because she thought insurance wasn’t going to cover something like that – something that was related to a woman’s reproductive health.
    “As one other student put it: ‘This policy communicates to female students that our school doesn’t understand our needs.’
    “These are not feelings that male fellow student experience and they’re not burdens that male students must shoulder.
    “In the media lately, some conservative Catholic organizations have been asking what did we expect when we enroll in a Catholic school?
    “We can only answer that we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.
    “We expected that our schools would live up to the Jesuit creed of ‘cura personalis‘ – to care for the whole person – by meeting all of our medical needs.
    “We expected that when we told our universities of the problem this policy created for us as students, they would help us.
    “We expected that when 94% of students oppose the policy the university would respect our choices regarding insurance students pay for – completely unsubsidized by the university.
    “We did not expect that women would be told in the national media that we should have gone to school elsewhere.
    “And even if that meant going to a less prestigious university, we refuse to pick between a quality education and our health. And we resent that in the 21st century, anyone think it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.
    “Many of the women whose stories I’ve shared today are Catholic women. So ours is not a war against the church. It is a struggle for the access to the health care we need.
    “The President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges has shared that Jesuit colleges and the universities appreciate the modifications to the rule announced recently. Religious concerns are addressed and women get the health care they need. And I sincerely hope that that is something we can all agree upon.
    “Thank you very much.”

  6. March 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    See? It is REALLY hard to read that and not believe that Junior is either totally ignorant or an outright slimey, ideological liar who doe snt care a whit to “know of what he speaks”, Whne you double down on a lie, it speaks volumes.

  7. March 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    The floor is YOURS, Junior, if you can crawl out from underneath your rock in Rush/Hannity/O’Reilly/Fox-Land.

  8. junior
    March 17, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    “Sandra Fluke did not testify in the first person, about her specific needs, or choices.”

    Geee-zus krise!! – you don’t have to go all nuts about a simple error, due I will admit, to inadequare investigation of her testimony on my part.

    You are right about her not speaking in the first person – Rush apologized – fuckin’ relax!

    Here is her testimony on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRC0nsjtKQ

  9. March 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Wow – that was a rather intense, passionate, Jameson’s fueled exposition. So, if I transgressed some rules or boundaries, I would offer a qualified apology – to the site administrators. That being said, truth matters. When our national policy is based upon lies, misleading statements, and ideological goals that discriminate based upon sex, party, race, and wealth, well, WAR IS DECLARED FOR THE INTEGRITY OF OUR COUNTRY AND OUR DEMOCRACY.

    So look out Junior – your lies WILL BE CALLED OUT.

    • junior
      March 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      Please enumerate my “lies.” The world is waiting.

  10. Occupy Limousine Liberals
    March 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    What time do you need to be back for lockdown?

    • March 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

      Witty Repartee, Limo. What brain trust spawned you?

    • March 17, 2012 at 7:12 pm

      Limo, can’t you at least call Junior out for tye obvious lies he spouted? Seriously, that is the best you’ve got?

      • Occupy Limousine Liberals
        March 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm

        Junior is shooting THREES and has a deep bench with a fresh legs waiting to get in the game when he needs a breather, but there is lots of time on the clock and no need to RUSH!

        • March 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm

          your satisfaction lies in your illusions
          Your delusions are yours and not mine
          We take for granted that we know the whole story
          We judge a book by it’s cover
          And read what we want
          Between selected lines

          • junior
            March 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

            This is a joke, right? – A put-on, right? This person cannot be for real.

            • Kathy Findley
              March 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

              It has to be. Or this guy is truly certifiably nuts. Maybe it’s both.

            • March 19, 2012 at 9:19 am

              Junior, Ms. Findley: If your mind is not facile enough to recognize cultural references, it is somehow an indication of my sanity and not your intelligence?

            • March 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

              Try again:

              But look at what we’ve done
              To the innocent and young
              listen to who’s talking
              ‘Cause we’re not the only ones
              The trash collected by the eyes
              And dumped into the brain
              Said it tears into our
              conscious thoughts
              You tell me who’s to blame

  11. Dan Chmielewski
    March 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Please refrain from the F-bombs gentlemen. And Limo, you were called out last week over your mistaken notice that taxpayers were on the hook for birth control pills. They aren’t — students pay 100 percent of the cost at G’town. Can to admit you were wrong?

  12. Junior
    March 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Only one F-bomb in this thread Dan – and that was mine. It was a reaction (over reaction) to the whacko comments of junior’s grades. Will refrain from letting the disrespectful commenters from getting to me in the future.

  13. March 18, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Disrespectful? Is the irony of your comment lost on any reader other than you on this entire thread?

    First: State ONE THING that was inaccurate in anything I said, Junior.

    Seriously, JUST ONE THING.

    Second: It would be nice to have a civil debate about policy amongst commentators on this blog. However, saying this in the nicest possible way, you opened up with a comment on Dan’s piece that had no regard for factual accuracy:

    “That’s funny, I don’t recall that Rush called anyone and everyone who uses contraceptives any names – including our troops. He commented regarding one person in that persons particular self admitted circumstances.”

    This is simply not true. He called Sandra Fluke a slut, a prostitute, said she wanted to get paid for having sex, says she was having so much sex, with so many partners, she can’t afford the contraception. He said she wanted the tax payers to pay for her contraception. He said she should film her sex acts and post them on the web for everyone to watch, since she wants the tax payers to pay for her contraception, so she can have sex. NONE OF THIS WAS FACTUALLY ACCURATE. NONE. IT COMPLETELY IGNORED THE BODY AND ISSUES OF MS. FLUKE’S TESTIMONY.

    By the time of our comments, it was clear the context of Ms. Fluke’s comments and Limbaugh’s comments. Yet you perpetuated mistruths in your post.

    You then went on to cheerlead Limbaugh’s attacks:

    “Rush is not going anywhere – if anything he needs to dump wishy-washy advertisers and hit the libs hard. This is when we need Rush unleashed”

    Then you doubledown with the disinformation AGAIN:

    “What does that have to do with Fluke demanding that the school she attends furnish her with insurance that covers contraceptives for her use?”

    And you admit it, in a later post. Then you drop an F Bomb because someone called you on your disinformation. Then you call me a whacko, for calling you out on your disinformation twice in the same thread, and providing the facts (including Ms. Fluke’s actual comments). All of which shows you to simply disregard all of the facts of the debate in which you are engaged.

    Debate is about differences of opinion. Opinions should be based upon facts, not fiction. If you want to debate policy, or discuss policy applied to a set of facts, great. But don’t disseminate false “facts” to defend or justify an opinion. Which is what you did, just like Rush, defending Rush, and calling for him to do more of the same.

    It is a rich irony that you would take offense at my comments, while defending Limbaugh’s comments through misinformation. Imagine how Sandra Fluke felt – or her parents – or the women she was talking about in her testimony – or their parents. If perhaps you had a moment of discomfort from my comments – which were not even inaccurate – then perhaps you should take pause to reflect upon your hero Rush’s comments in a new light.

    Or just be a mindless dittohead. Which, ironically, is a redundancy in itself. (To explain “ditto” is simply a way of saying “what he said”; Dittoheads (Rush fans) are so called because they don not think for themselves – they just say “ditto what Rush said” without any interference with pesky intervening intellectual functioning.

    Which, by the way, your comments have exemplified n ths entire chain.

    Show us all you are better. We wait with bated breath.

    • Kathy Findley
      March 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Junior’s Grades, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt” You and Rush speak volumes. Fewer words would be awesome though.

    • junior
      March 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

      “.. you opened up with a comment on Dan’s piece that had no regard for factual accuracy.”
      I already admitted that – get over it – move on – don’t obsess.

      “What does that have to do with Fluke demanding that the school she attends furnish her with insurance that covers contraceptives for her use?”
      I should have said: ““What does that have to do with Fluke demanding that the school she attends furnish insurance that covers contraceptives for anyone’s use?”

      Get over it – it is not worth a diatribe.

  14. gulliver
    March 19, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Rush is nothing more than an over weight drug addict with a loud mouth.

    • junior
      March 19, 2012 at 6:26 am

      Thank you for that gulliver.

  15. junior
    March 19, 2012 at 6:32 am

    junior: “This is a joke, right? – A put-on, right? This person cannot be for real.”

    Reply Kathy Findlay: “It has to be. Or this guy is truly certifiably nuts. Maybe it’s both.”

    Kathy – I think this is kenlayisnotdead, that guy IS nuts and has it in for me for something I did, while protecting my rights, when he was on the SA Planning Commission.

    • Kathy Findley
      March 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

      It’s not that I disagree with a lot of what he said, but the ranting and raving! That is where the “fool” part of it comes in. Maybe his own blog is the answer. I don’t think the original blog was that long. The question is, should Rush be fired? That’s up to his employer, but I support free speech. Even if it is tangential. Except that when one goes on and on, you lose the listener. FYI, men making judgement about birth control for women? Don’t you guys think you could spend some time and energy worrying about your sexual responsibilities?

      • March 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

        “Free speech” is a misnomer – all speech has consequences. “Free Speech” refers simply to the first amendment right to prevent the government from passing laws abridging the right of free speech. People who are offended by someone’s speech exercise their right of free speech by protesting the person whose speech they found offensive. That is what is happening. And if enough advertisers bail on Limbaugh, he will still have his free speech, just like Dr. Laura used to, but he will not have the radio show, or market, he did before. That is the effect of a free market, and nnothing to do with freedom of speech.

      • junior
        March 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

        “.. when one goes on and on, you lose the listener.”

        Yes – it’s the cacaphony that distracts.

  16. junior
    March 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

    “Free speech” itself is not a misnomer. It depends on the forum and certain other circumstances. I actually agree with the balance of this comment.

  17. Junior
    March 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    CAPTIONBy Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY
    Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol has entered the fray over Rush Limbaugh, Bill Maher, and President Obama’s response to insults of women.

    Less than a month after Obama called a law student insulted by Limbaugh, Palin’s daughter now wants to hear from the president over remarks Maher has made about her.

    “Your $1,000,000 donor Bill Maher has said reprehensible things about my family,” Palin writes on her blog. “He’s made fun of my brother because of his Down’s Syndrome.”

    Palin also repeated a joke Maher made about her that we can’t reprint. The title of the post: “Mr. President, when should I expect your call?”

    Maher actually gave money to an Obama super PAC, but that donation has been the subject of conservative ire after the Limbaugh flap broke.

    Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk show host, lost some sponsors after he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke “a slut” following her congressional testimony on behalf of health insurance coverage for birth control.

    Obama said he called Fluke out of solidarity with his daughters, because he wouldn’t want them to be publicly criticized in such a way.

    In her post, Bristol said to Obama: “I’m not expecting your Super PAC to return the money. You’re going to need every dime to hang on to your presidency. I’m not even really expecting a call. But would it be too much to expect a little consistency? After all, you’re President of all Americans, not just the liberals.”

  18. March 19, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Bristol Palin? Are you serious? OK . . . .

    Bristol Palin published an autobiography, “Not Afraid of Life – My Journey So Far” in which she claims she got pregnant because she drank winecoolers that she did not know had alcohol, and blacked out. During that black out, she apparantly had intercourse with her boyfriend, Levi Johnston, that was according to her non-consensual. Y’know: non consensual sex, aka RAPE. She was 17 years old. She also claimed she was on birth control, and “it did not work”, causing her to get pregnant.

    If this is true, and she told Sarah Palin, that would mean Sarah Palin failed to disclose it, failed as governor to refer the matter to the police (and we know she had no problem calling the police to attack people she thought threatened her family – like an ex-brother-in-law), and even had Levi Johnston (a rapist, according to Bristol’s story) on stage with the family at the RNC convention when she accepted the nomination to be the GOP VP Candidate.

    That would confirm a lot of what people think about Sarah Palin and her putting her personal aspirations over her family. But I really doubt that is true. So, maybe that is just what Bristol wanted to say in her autobiography for William Morrow. (Her advance on the book was non-disclosed) Even the Christian Science Monitor referred to the book as a “rant” in which she makes clear that she has not appeared to learn any lessons in her life.

    Bristol Palin also was engaged to Levi, split from him, and hit the paid talking circuit at $10,000 to $15,000 an appearance promoting Teen Abstinence and speaking out against birth control and sex education.

    So, enter Bill Maher: Talking about the book, he joked about her (published) version of how she got pregnant, and cracked that the working title of the book was “Whoops, There’s a Dick in Me.”

    “Bristol, just admit it. You were horny, and while we’re at it stop claiming that you were on birth control pills that didn’t work when you got pregnant. Here’s a tip, hon: they’re not birth control pills if they’re shaped like Fred Flintstone.”

    Now, that 30 second bit certainly is a bit racy. But Bristol Palin has sold multiple versions of what happened in getting pregnant, and she published this non-sensical claim of being a rape victim – who has been engaged/broken up/engaged/broken up over and over from Levi for years – in an autobiography for public consumption. Her version of the events in the book is ridiculous, and a well known comedian, Bill Maher, made some jokes that were funny because it was exactly what so many people were thinking about Bristol Palin’s farcical version of how she got pregnant.

    Like Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin has seized the limelight of her mom’s GOP VP slot, and has capitalized on it for financial gain. She sold the pictures of her baby for $300,000 to People magazine!! She sold herself as a spokeswoman for teen abstinence! I mean seriously, now she plays a victim for trying to sell this story?

    I have to ask, Junior, are you really seriously about Rush/Fluke and Maher/Bristol Palin are really the same thing? It seems to me that Bristol is simply desparately seeking to cling to fading limelight while she disappears into the long, dark Alaskan winter. . .

  19. junior
    March 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

    “.. are you really seriously about Rush/Fluke and Maher/Bristol Palin are really the same thing?”

    Yes, basically the same – except that Maher is much more disgusting.

    • March 20, 2012 at 7:41 am

      OK. Conversation over. You truly are an ignoramus, and one blinded by ideological idiocy to boot.

      Dissembling harlot! Thou art false in all! More of your conversation would infect my brain.

  20. junior
    March 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

    And you are a person who, like Maher, engages in disrespect rather than dialogue.

    • March 20, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      You have fundamentally failed in making a single attempt at reasoned, informed dialogue in this entire thread. You advocated for and defended Rush Limbaugh’s misogynistic and disrespectful comments. Exactly what dialogue were you interested in? And exactly why do yo think you were entitled to respect while advocating disrespect?

      • March 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

        with due respect, the F-bombs floated by you don’t exactly give you the high road even if I agree with much of what you say

  21. Kathy Findley
    March 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    If you two keep this up, I have to tie you both together by the ankle, throw you over a telephone wire and let you scratch each other into silence! I am joking, so please, don’t anybody lay an egg.

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