There have been days,
since her son Ezekiel was born 11 months ago, that Los Angeles mom Beth Capper has gone without food to keep up her supply. One friend was arrested for stealing some. It's not drugs or alcohol or even baby formula that has put her in such a bind. It's diapers.
After Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a "slut"
, a campaign was launched
to pressure companies to stop advertising on Rush's show. But how much did the boycott really cost Cumulus Media? Well
, a lot. [more inside]
James Inman rants about former city attorney Mark Sidran to Seattle City Council members
after getting arrested for saying the "f word". Warning: may be offensive to some, including Swatch watch collectors and John Tesh fans.
"I was intrigued by your recent expression of the interest in the 'actual weight' of the outlandish pumpkin head of the total A-hole, R. Limbaugh. By grand good chance, a friend of mine is a professor in bio-physics here at the university, and, with some sophisticated instruments, and his professorial savvy, he was able to take the measurements necessary for the calculations directly off the video screen
In an unusual about-face
for such a public Conservative personality, Ann Coulter
(the "Right-Wing Judy Garland
") will be headlining an upcoming gathering of Gay Conservatives
called HOMOCON 2010
. Reaction on
of the aisle is mixed
, to put it charitably. [more inside]
On his March 8th show Rush Limbaugh
declared that if health care reform
passed he would be getting his future heath care in Costa Rica.
Mike and Patrick
would like to buy him a ticket
(as long as he doesn't come back). Enough money has already been raised, but if Rush refuses to go all monies will be donated to Planned Parenthood. (via and via)
(but in a humane way), using the Rodenator Pro. In a related story
, Rush Limbaugh learns a new word. Video
"That's the difference -- The American people agree with me."
Michael Moore reflects on the past eight years and America's shift to the left.
About two weeks ago, 41 Democratic senators signed a letter which was sent to Clear Channel Communications, complaining about something Rush Limbaugh said over the air. Clear Channel turned the letter over to Limbaugh, and Limbaugh is auctioning it off via eBay
, with proceeds going to charity.
Former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage admits to spilling the Plame beans
. This comes on the heels of an article in Newsweek outing Armitage
as Novak's primary source. Wind up the echo chamber.... [more inside]
Have you checked your
humors today? Not the gunky jelly stuff
in people's eyes
, the other kind
Are you melancholic
, or choleric
? Are you a salamander, gnome, nymph or sylph? Earth, water, air or fire
? Elf, Ninja, Pirate or Dwarf
? (arrrr! buckets of blood! flagons of phlegm and barrels of black bile!)
If nothing else, the theory of humors adds to one's arcane vocabulary.
Rush Limbaugh loudly
and repeatedly accuses NYT's Howell Raines of plagiarism
over "Kerry / Lurch." Jim Romenesko quietly wonders if that's possible.
The secret love-child of Rush Limbaugh and Perry Mason gets his day in court.
Vince Foster conspiracy theorist nutjob challenges SCOTUS on whether the government can deny a FOIA request on the grounds of invasion of personal privacy. Amusing write-up by Dahlia Lithwick.
Rush Limbaugh, Laura Schlessinger, William J. Bennet. The "virtuous majority".
The people that know what you should and should not do. And how to do it. Yeah! Well, if you 've always been a bit suspicious with the virtuous, the God chosen etc., check this out...
"I am no victim and do not portray myself as such. I take full responsibility for my problem."
Rush Limbaugh finally admits to what everyone's been guessing for a while now...to read the text of his statement, he claims to be making a clean breast of things and taking full responsibility for his own actions. Is this really an example of a vocal ideologue finally living up the standards they proclaim, or is it somehow readable as self-serving hypocrisy?
Painkillers destroy hearing
- Looks like America's fascination with Vicodin, Oxycotin, and other hardcore painkillers has a lasting effect other than addiction. Studies are showing that "rapid hearing loss, even deafness, in some patients who are misusing the drugs". This is serious enough for Vicodin's manufacturer to add a "warning about the potential for hearing loss to the drug's label."
Is Rush Limbaugh's sudden deafness
and recent involvement in a painkiller drug investigation
simply a coincidence?
On sunday, Rush Limbaugh commented that Donovan McNabb, quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, was overrated and was only seen favourably by the media because they want to see a black quarterback do well. McNabb responded
, and earlier tonight Limbaugh resigned
from his post on ESPN's pre-game show. N.D. Kalu, one of the Eagle's defensive ends, offered this choice quote: "He speaks well, he's well-read, but he's an idiot."
Ever been to a good old fashioned Pig Roast
? (This one's different)
Move Over, Right Wing Radio - the Liberals Are Coming.
"The handwriting is on the wall for right-wing talk radio: To build profits, programmers must reach beyond diehard Republicans to unserved listeners."
"A little invasion is precisely what Canada needs"
wrote Jonah Goldberg last November. According to Rush Limbaugh, Canada isn't a country, it's a "country"
. Tucker Carlson on CNN has said Canada "should be bombed" so that they are taught a lesson. Doesn't he remember April 17th
? No matter. Since Canada will never be able to defend itself from the US using conventional means, it's time for Canada to reactivate it's nuclear weapons program.
A group of rich Democrats plans a full daily slate
of liberal-oriented radio programming. The first major figure they're courting to do a show: Al Franken, who wrote a satirical book
about a certain right-wing radio host a few years ago. Want to hear smart, funny, liberal radio right now? Tune into Harry Shearer's Le Show
, available royalty-free to any station that will broadcast it, or online via RealAudio.
Return of the vast right-wing conspiracy?
Al Gore is quoted in the New York Observer: "Fox News Network, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh—there’s a bunch of them, and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media …. Most of the media [has] been slow to recognize the pervasive impact of this fifth column in their ranks—that is, day after day, injecting the daily Republican talking points into the definition of what’s objective as stated by the news media as a whole."
Has Al Gore lost his mind?
It's not the economy stupid:
Right wing radio pundit Rush pins Apple's market share woes not on a nonexistant economic downturn (pay no attention to the plummeting chart of the DOW and NASDAQ) but instead on Steve Jobs' refusal to renounce his personal politics.
Rush Limbaugh whines about Ozzy Osbourne
Rush calls Ozzy a brain-fried, maggot-infested, dope-smoking, long-haired, purple-finger nailed, multi-colored hair, FM type
. Hey, that maggot comment isn't true.
I'm gonna get crucified for this here,
but Bush remembered to take lens caps off. Yeah i know, you can find millions of idiotic gaffes performed President Bush, but he was all business when staring into the dmz.
CNN Chief orders "balance" in war coverage.
Earlier this year, CNN Chief Walter Isaacson got chummy with GOP lawmakers and begged them for tips
on how to attract more conservative viewers. Next, he tried to bring Rush Limbaugh to CNN
. Now he's issued a memo to his reporters, urging them "to balance images of civilian devastation in Afghan cities with reminders that the Taliban harbors murderous terrorists, saying it "seems perverse to focus too much on the casualties or hardship in Afghanistan." Is this "balance", or is he urging CNN to gloss over the realities of what is happening in Afghanistan?
Rush Limbaugh has gone deaf.
While he can recognize sound, he cannot understand it, including callers to his radio show. He's working around it now (somehow), but may have to change his format in the near future. Rush's site is being hit hard, but you can find a transcript of his monologue here
Rush Limbaugh says "Robertson and Falwell Were Wrong".
I never thought I'd see the day where I'd actually think about sending a thank you note to Rush, but it may be time. Limbaugh derides the fundamentalists' recent comments, stating "Suggestions of this kind are one of the reasons why all conservatives get tarred and feathered with this extremist, bigoted, racist, sexist, homophobic label or image that isn't true. The words of Robertson and Falwell are not the words of all conservatives - they are the words of Robertson and Falwell." Is this the beginning of a kindler, gentler Limbaugh?
How long's it been since we had a Limbaugh link?
He's preaching to the other church's choir as he's stating "50" of the needless to say "things" "environmental wackos" can do to save the Earth. Are the conservatives losing their punch?
Love him or hate em, he's right on about this one.
is a portal of online talkradio. They also feature free-hosting of submitted shows. Will they spawn millions of new Rush Limbaughs? Let's hope not.