March 3, 2012 12:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Why do people listen to Rush Limbaugh? At all? I saw that some folks were talking about some new and no doubt ridiculous statement he made recently. So, I used my good friend Google to find out what the issue was *this time*. Yup. His remarks were ridiculous. Quite ridiculous, in fact. While using Google to get the story, several pages popped up asking people to sign a petition demanding that RL apologize to Ms. Fluke and denounce his blatant misogyny. I can understand that impulse, but wait a sec. Really? REALLY? Does anyone really expect RL to apologize? And if he did throw out an apology, do you think for one second it would be sincere? I think not.

Now let's all tell the truth about RL here. He is a nobody. He is a has-been (if he ever did really used-to-be). He wields no real power. At all. And he knows this. Do you know what people like that do? They shout loudly (metaphorically and literally) to get the attention of the crowd because they know they are just a tiny peanut therein. "Ms. Fluke, you're a slut!" = "Waaaahhhh! Nobody is listening to me!" "Ms. Fluke, why dontcha post some sex videos online for us to watch since you are asking to be paid to fuck!?" = "I haven't gotten a headline in x number of days! Waaaaaah!" Yup, that's what people like that do. And when the outrage comes, he sits back, revels in it and says, "Oh yeah, I may be a stupid fuck who says stupid shit, but the masses are listening. They are listening and that's all that matters."

See the following video...I'm thinking this was him as a child...


March 3, 2012 1:50 PM - Donatella
Signing a petition is ridiculous. Advertisers do sell to women and it would be interesting to see who advertises on his show. I am sure that they weren't too pleased to see that bs. You are right Snappy he is a nobody. He is foul though. Really really foul.
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March 3, 2012 2:23 PM - dibs
LOL...you are giving him more of the publicity that he craves.

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March 3, 2012 4:27 PM - petebklyn
we do that with rob - what shouldn't we with rush.
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March 3, 2012 5:23 PM - lechacal
That's a really good photo of a Democrat, Snappy!
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March 3, 2012 5:31 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Actually, that's Dave's childhood photo. Got it from his mom.
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March 3, 2012 7:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol snappy, dont quit your day job.
and im not excusing his gross statement. but at the same time how low rent does one gotta be anyway to not be able to afford their own birth control pills? how about just abstaining from sex or using a free NYC condom? it's not THAT hard. of course if men were the ones needing birth control this wouldnt be an issue... birth control is mad cheap anyway, why are we fighting over this? oh yeah cuz of big pharmaceuticals in bed with politicians in bed with bankers in bed with the global elite. fuck that shit. people apparently like fucking, nothing will change that. it's sorta basic nature i assume (i assume). part of me thinks there should be birth control machines next to every ATM cuz that's what vaginas wind up being sometimes used as! ATMS! might as well stop it before the the inflation happens.


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March 4, 2012 8:01 AM - dibs
Yeah, if they are going to pay for birth control, why not my condoms????????
March 4, 2012 8:08 AM - lechacal
LOL @ the hot dog in the hallway. Every park your bicycle in an aircraft hanger? Every throw a hot dog down a hallway? Ever throw a toothpick in a volcano?

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March 4, 2012 8:10 AM - lechacal
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March 4, 2012 8:10 AM - lechacal
March 4, 2012 10:18 AM - petebklyn
I'm sure your insurance will pay for viagra (you know, the drug republican presidential candidate Bob Dole was pushing on TV) if have
'a little problem'.
March 4, 2012 12:15 PM - rf
Free condoms are distributed in NYC at the Dept. of Health and at many bars. Even though you are no longer a NYC tax payer, you can still get them.
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March 4, 2012 12:16 PM - DeadCatBounce
"...and wish you luck and say go for it!"
Thanks Rob.
I have invested in small businesses 3 times in the past, and have had the amazingly good fortune to have all 3 work out.
On the other hand, I was very thorough in evaluating each of the ventures first.
Believe it or not, it is very hard to find reasonable, small business investment opportunities.
I wouldn't invest in a strip club due to too many complications. (Such as organized crime)
Might consider a Bodega, depending on the track record and reputation of the people.
March 4, 2012 12:16 PM - rf
And they are also distributed free, no questions asked, at NYC public high schools to students.
March 4, 2012 12:19 PM - DeadCatBounce
rf - have there ever been studies showing that passing out free condoms at bars reduces the incidence of unwanted pregnancies or STDs?

If so, that is a truly sad comment on the human race.
March 4, 2012 12:37 PM - rf
DCB, I think it's been a factor in the reduction of HIV in the gay community.

I figure it couldn't hurt. And for teens, I think it's a good thing for them to be able to get them easily at school, rather than having to pay up at the drug store.
March 4, 2012 12:47 PM - DeadCatBounce
RF, I agree with regard to teens.
Adults should have at least enough maturity to go to a drugstore and buy condoms.
It just doesn't seem like that much to ask.
March 4, 2012 12:51 PM - rf
I have a friend who used to work in the health department. I can ask her if there was a proven benefit. They are very data-driven so I imagine it is. It seems like a very low-cost way to save lives, even though it seems vulgar and crass. I don't think it can be denied that people find each other in bars and have sex that night.
March 4, 2012 2:46 PM - rf
Here you go, DCB:
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March 4, 2012 4:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ew @ the thought of those free NYC condoms. you do know that people poke holes in them with pins, right?


March 4, 2012 4:51 PM - rf
And you know this...how?
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March 4, 2012 5:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
cuz ive heard people talk about doing it? and if there's a big basket of condoms laying around what do you think some people might do!?


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March 4, 2012 5:03 PM - rf
Either take some for themselves or leave them alone?
March 4, 2012 5:03 PM - rf
Don't you think you could see a pinhole in a condom wrapper?
March 4, 2012 5:36 PM - DeadCatBounce
I skimmed the study, RF.
Seems like they concluded it was most helpful for preventing HIV and other STDs.
Guess that makes sense.
And certainly cheaper than medical treatment.
Still - the whole situation suggests a segment of society is a complete train wreck.
March 4, 2012 5:44 PM - rf
Not just cheaper than medical treatment, but infinitely better for all concerned.
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March 4, 2012 5:50 PM - DeadCatBounce
Anybody adult who somehow has it together enough to couple with a presumably consensual partner, but not together enough to get a condom, has some other, very serious issues.
March 4, 2012 5:58 PM - rf
Unfortunately, I don't think that's a realistic perspective of humanity. It is what it is. Sure, society should aspire for better but sometimes the best it can do is to prepare for the worst.
March 4, 2012 6:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my ex wound up getting HIV because he was a dirty skank. WHILE we were together btw. dont even ask me how i found out, but i did. thank god. was tested twice since then and im completely negative. that's pretty much the reason why im so turned off by sex. i probably should not have shared that here, but oh well.


March 4, 2012 6:11 PM - DeadCatBounce
If we don't do better, we will be in a lot of trouble.
A free condom can only achieve but so much.

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March 4, 2012 7:03 PM - ij
The first two times I had sex in NYC, neither woman wanted me to wear a condom.

I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh at work, when I worked as a research assistant in a sociology department. Then I'd listen to Alan Colmes, the second afternoon radio host. Rush is seriously stupid. But anyway, Sean Hannity is the thinking man's conservative.
March 4, 2012 7:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
The first two times I had sex in NYC, neither woman wanted me to wear a condom.

that is NUTS. same thing with gay men, they dont like condoms. i mean i understand why one would not want want to wear one, but still. gross and irresponsible. always a red flag...



March 4, 2012 7:42 PM - DeadCatBounce
I bet even Rush Limbaugh is smart enough to wear a condom.
March 4, 2012 10:52 PM - ij
There's more to the story but it's humiliating towards me, so I'll refrain from sharing why it was so acceptable at the time. However a few PLUSAs have heard why.
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March 5, 2012 9:50 AM - petebklyn
if only we were all lesbians and then this condom or not to condom nonsense would not be an issue.
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