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Rush Limbaugh gets owned by LA Times reader

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Rush Limbaugh Gives A Speech In Michigan

Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Pulling a story out of thin air," Opinion, March 20

Meghan Daum's column on media coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 raised one point, and somewhat surprisingly so: At the beginning of her column, she noted Rush Limbaugh's complaint about newscasters who "don't know beans about even why an airplane flies" but offer speculation on the vaguest of premises.

I agree. It's sort of like radio show hosts with little or no formal education offering in-depth, "intellectual" political analyses on Supreme Court opinions, election demographics, foreign policy and more.

Lynn Robert Fairbanks

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Pot. Kettle. Doesn't know beans.

Lim-bah!

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First Lady Michelle Obama Can't Win For Trying To Shape Our Arses Up

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Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site:

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The misogynist neo-con swinery are in full-fledged Rightly Ridiculous form.

It's not enough to label Texass' incredible Wendy Davis "abortion Barbie" and diminish the distinguished Alison Lundergan Grimes to an "empty dress" to try to win women's hearts … the Reich Wing has once again turned it's impotent weaponry on our FLOTUS.

We've all heard the disgusting freaky fringe of Rushbots and the Lipton Brigade make fun of "Moochelle's" efforts to -GASP!-  get children healthy, it is among their classier hate campaigns, right?

For Easter, Fvx News will Resurrect glory stories about the Nazi-esque 'Moochelle's' liberal brainwashing fixin' to get kids to perhaps exchange a healthy snack rather than the traditional packages of processed sugar ... complete with enraged Republican Mama Grizzly's, chubby sad children and victimized recriminations about the First Lady's Nerve.

The audacity. How dare she attempt to radically reduce childhood obesity? Make kids care about nutrition?! Suggest that we might be unable to cover our obese asses as nimbly as we once did? Uppity, bossy, brassy bare-armed beyotch ... just who does she think she is?

On Tuesday the impeccably fit Mrs. Obama announced a new initiative to continue promoting healthy eating and exercise into after-school programs.The Regressives screamed like we were coming after the coupons that getcha' six free gallons of Pepsi Cola with the purchase of every hundred rounds of ammo at Walmart in the months of March through May.

Contrarily, they are simply miserable about children eating well enough to grow like they live in a developed country. According to the conservatively ebullient and idiotic BizPac Review  (pack your Febreeze-lined BullShite Wellies):

One Illinois Republican lawmaker has asked the White House and the Obama’s to stop being “hypocrites” and practice what they preach about nutrition.

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Image courtesy Agence France-Press

Davis’ bill, H.R. 3686, the School Nutrition Fairness Act, is “to make sure this Administration is aware of the real-life impact their regulations are having on kids who are going hungry and our smaller school districts who are struggling to keep up with the increased costs,” he wrote on FacebookTuesday.

Davis has to be a pal o' the Uber-Bum Rush. Limbaugh evacuated this FLOTUS-aimed manure Live onto the airwaves earlier this month. [Rush being so lithe, trim and virtually a Beckham Body-double.]

You'll notice that this dress is bigger than the president of France. Here, let me make one more adjustment here and I'll show you this again. Take a look at that picture. The little guy in the middle is the socialist dictator -- well, not dictator. He's the socialist president of France. On the left, that's not Oprah. Don't confuse that. That's Michelle Obama. I saw a picture of this from the rear. That's why I thought it was Oprah.

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Obesity in pre-schoolers has dropped by 43% according to shocking numbers released this week -- my gawd, what is that evil heifer-woman up to?? Healthier toddlers? Reversing the epidemic of childhood obesity before it could be embraced and conserved??! Heinous.

Just as surely as Mormons publicly frown on private masturbation,  the Ridiculous Right will clearly, consistently gang-bash Michelle Obama for a n y t h i n g ... but this bigotry is truly a big bowl of wrong.

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Rush Limbaugh As Genuine As A Knock-Off Louis Vuitton Hand Bag

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Oh, leave it to Rush Limbaugh to jump on any bandwagon, just so long as it's heading to Idiotsville. He's got a knack for catching the late wagon pulling out of the station every day. He's such a regular on the next four-wheeler to Nutsville that he's got a seat with his own name on it -- the Big Bozo Barcalounger.

His recent railing against Texas state Senator Wendy Davis is truly amazing. In what sounded like, "Stop the presses, fast breaking news," we got nothing more than nuanced minutiae. Once again, the mouth that roared took to the airwaves like a starving tiger to raw meat only to find out it was a vegetarian patty made of dairy products and he's lactose-intolerant.

"Liar!" "Fake!" "Fraud!"

Oh, Rush had a number of insults and accusations he leveled against Ms. Davis. And to be fair, he was right, if you really want to get technical. She was inaccurate, or perhaps nothing more than a bit careless in details. But in the overall picture, you have to weigh the level of  these transgressions.

Let's break down some of the lies of Ms. Davis. According to an article in HuffPo:

Radio host Rush Limbaugh called Davis "fake" and a "genuine head case," while the campaign of Davis' Republican opponent, Texas state Attorney General Greg Abbott, warned voters not to "indulge her fanciful narrative."

The discrepancies pointed out by The Dallas Morning News in Davis' tale of past hardships were relatively minor. Davis has said she was a divorced single mother at 19, when she was only separated at 19. Her divorce did not become final until she was 21.

What can we say here? Separation or divorce, the marriage ended and the two of them split when she was 19. If it wasn't legally finalized for two years, then lets say she wasn't clear. I think we're dealing with technicalities, not reality. But give that to Rush. His eagle-eyed attention to detail, just like his labeling Sandra Fluke a slut, are utterly amazing. I guess it all comes down to what your definition is of "divorce" or "slut."  Technically on this one, let's give a nod to RL.

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She has told stories about the difficulty of living in a trailer with her daughter, but the article noted they lived in that mobile home for just a few months.

How long do you have to reside in a trailer park mobile home to say you've experienced the difficulties of  living in a trailer park mobile home? An hour? A week? A month? Six? Ask anyone who's lived in one and most likely they'll tell you it's been too long. But once you're there, you're there. Once you lost your virginity, it's gone. You can't get it back. Once you've lived in a trailer park, you've lived in a trailer park. You own it at that point. So this time, Rush, you're just plain wrong.

Davis mentioned in 2012 that her mother had a sixth-grade education; in fact, her mother has a ninth-grade education.

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Well, move over Sheldon and Leonard on BIG BANG THEORY. Wendy's mom is in your league. The bottom line is not the grade level Senator Davis' mother achieved, it's that she never went to High School. Back in that day, in Texas there were no middle schools. You went to K-6 (elementary school) 7-9 (Junior High) and 10-12 (High School). Wendy Davis' mom did not graduate from high school under any degree of this interpretation. And that's the point. She didn't get a high school education. Fact checking here puts another black mark against Limbaugh's rant.

Bottom line, Rush, you may want to attack Wendy Davis. She's a political candidate and character assaults are common place. They come with the territory. But when you as a political commentator get caught lying about a candidate, it should hurt your credibility. And you know what's sad? It hasn't put a dent in yours. And the reason is simple, you don't have any. That went away with your drug addition, your lies, and your previous unjustifiable saber-rattling.

With actions like Mr. Limbaugh's, I'd advise any of the four women he's been married to, to take a trip to the jeweler and have your wedding rings examined. Don't be surprised if you're wearing a Cubic Zirconium and not the real thing. He might have spent that money on more OxyContin. Rush is prone to stretching the truth and weakness when it comes to drugs and politics.

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CIA Attempt To Kill Fmr. Spy Chief And Defense Secretary Gates Foiled

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Robert Gates

It's actually quite easy to start rumors. Both major political parties do it all the time. They take minuscule facts -- it's always good to start with a little verifiable foundation -- then spin it in fantastical ways.

Take the case of Robert Gates, the 26 year spy veteran, former CIA chief as well as Bush US Defense Secretary. He's the guy with all the secrets and knows literally where all the bodies are buried. He's been retired for a few years now, so chances are he doesn't pose too much of a risk. Or does he?

He's got a new book coming out, a tell-all memoir, later this month. That's got a lot of politicians and spies jumpy. What if he does a Snowden or Chelsea Bradley job. His publisher, Knopf has described "DUTY: Memoirs of a Secretary At War" as an eye-opening exposé . Biographile.com:

In his new book, Gates notes his story will be "principally about" Iraq and Afghanistan. Our gains in both countries were "squandered," Gates says, "by mistakes, shortsightedness, and conflict in the field as well as in Washington, leading to long, brutal campaigns to avert strategic defeat.

Something as potentially explosive as this sent shivers through Washington and especially the 'Company.' Those spies don't like having their secrets revealed and they might have taken steps to silence their former darling and Republican operative.

Just a few days ago, New Years Day, the top secrets keeper took a suspicious fall in his home, fracturing his first vertebrae.

This injury is not expected to curtail his book promotion. Then again, Gen. George S. Patton sustained a a similar 3rd vertebrae injury, not unlike the one Gates suffered, and he was dead within two days of a hospital stay. Controversy and conspiracy theories continue today as to how Patton, who Eisenhower despised, was recovering enough to be readied to leave the German hospital for a return to the US, then suddenly died. And in his case, there was no autopsy and no formal investigation into the "accident" driver responsible.

Will this happen to Gates?

Taking the facts and spinning them just a little, here's the story as a rumor monger or conspiracy theorist might analyze it.

Early New Year's Day, two operatives secretly entered the home of Robert Gates who's in his bedroom on the second floor in his two story home. He's just gotten dressed and hears a noise downstairs. He goes to investigate. At the top of the landing he sees operative number one. Gates turns to retrieve his gun from his bedside nightstand. That's when he's surprised by operative number two who pushes Gates down the stairs, tumbling toward his death. While operative number two hurries down the stairs, operative number one checks for vital signs, to see if the "accidental fall" permanently took out the former Director. When they see he's still alive, they're about to inject him with a lethal dose of meds that will make it look like he's had a heart attack -- to make the fall look accidental.

But suddenly the two "spooks" hear someone coming from upstairs, responding to the thuds of Gates fall. The approaching footsteps scare away the two agents before they can finish their job.

Gates, who's book was going to reveal some very shameful and illegal activities by the Bush administration during the Iraq war survives. He decides its safer to keep the details of the botched assassination attempt on his life quiet for now, hoping once the book is released he won't be harmed. Now, with 24 hour security covering him like stink on fresh dog poop, the next CIA assassination attempt will have to wait or be called off.

Of course the Republican spin machine is torn on whether to blame the Democrats or keep silent, as the condemning material in the Gates book might get some unwanted attention, embarrassing the GOP demagogues and setting the more liberal or progressive tongues wagging. Only time will tell.

Watch for Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity to grab this story and run with it.

Okay, this is just speculation. But take the facts. Put a little GOP conservative fairy dust on them and you have this story. Will this be tomorrow's headlines? I'm just sayin'!

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Cartoons of the Day- Pope Francis A Marxist?

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Stick it to Rush, Glenn, Sean... and Clear Channel for giving Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes the boot in L.A.

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PLEASE donate here. I did. Here's why:

I was fuming yesterday, and I continue to fume today. However, I am turning that fume-itude into constructive revenge, if you will, by writing this post.

Yesterday I discovered that my local Los Angeles Progressive radio station, KTLK-- the only one that exists to serve the area, including "Liberal Hollywood"-- is dumping all Progressive programming and handing the air waves over to the far right. In other words, what was left (no pun) of the left will be gone: No more Stephanie Miller Show to wake up to and point and laugh with, no more Randi Rhodes to inform us and rant with, no more liberal voices on L.A. AM radio. At all. Anywhere on the dial.

Instead, we get Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and who knows who else spewing lies and slinging mud. And by "we" I don't mean me. Hellz to the NO.

Au contraire, I had a lovely chat with Steph's producer extraordinaire, Chris Lavoie, yesterday who filled my weary, outraged little noggin with options and information that I am now sharing with you, below.

Meanwhile, there was an article about all of this ins-hannity in my morning Los Angeles Times, which has now been inexplicably edited for the online version.

You can read what's left of the article to see what's going on in California's "liberal media" here, but one very important excerpt that was cut is the following:

Tom Taylor, an independent reporter who has covered the radio industry for two decades, noted that the creation of "The Patriot" [the new lineup for KTLK] comes as the United States enters a midterm election year, meaning there will be ample money spent on political advertising. "The calendar's important here," he said.

Got that? Timing is everything. So is money, apparently.

Just FYI, I've listened to KTLK since Day One, back when Air America was barely alive and kicking, and there was absolutely no promotion of that station whatsoever, anywhere. How could they attract listeners without advertising? Uh huh.

The then-station manager and I were in contact often; he relied on me in KTLK's early days "to be his ears" because I would email him when there were audio glitches, and there were many. We'd email back and forth about how the infant station was doing, but still, there were no ads letting Progressive listeners know that there was a radio outlet especially for them.

But as time passed, the general manager lost his job, Air America went away, Thom Hartmann was replaced, and gradually "Your Progressive Talk Station" morphed into something less-than. Steph and Randi are the only remaining nationally known hosts, and now their voices-- and ours-- have been stifled by the usual corporate conservatives. They already monopolize the news media, but that's not enough for these greedy, war-on-everything that's not old, male, and white bottom-feeders.

Should you be searching for a way to stick it to KTLK, to the right wing extremist schlock jocks, and to Clear Channel, Stephanie and Co. have provided different ways to access her show:

The Stephanie Miller Show can be heard on Broadcast radio, SiriusXM, Streaming via Progressive Voices on TuneIn and Premium On-Demand Subscription Podcasts.

You can listen to The Stephanie Miller Show at any of our affiliates that stream live. Here is a partial list of those affiliates with the local times.

  • KPHX-AM Phoenix, AZ :   M – F 6-9AM
  • KTLK-AM Los Angeles,CA:   M – F  6-9a
  • KPTR-AM Palm Springs, CA: M – F 6-9a
  • WCPT-AM Willow Spng/Chicago ,IL: M – F 8-11a
  • KTNF-AM St Louis Pk/Minnpls,MN: M – F 8-11a

A full list of stations  can be found here.

I went to the KPHX website, downloaded their free app, and will be streaming it on my iDevices through my nice, clear Bluetooth mini-speaker.

And to listen to a live feed of the Randi Rhodes Show, just go to RandiRhodes.com and click on Listen Live at the top of the page. Again, PLEASE donate to get Steph and the Mooks back on the Tee Vee machine here.

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Ronan Farrow To MSNBC -- You Be The Judge

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There's nothing like a little controversy or hint of scandal when you are about to launch your new show. Joining the MSNBC family soon after the first of the year will be Ronan Farrow. But hopping into the pre-release publicity campaign are not just the star of the show but also Mia Farrow and Nancy Sinatra and a number of Ronan's Woody Allen/Frank Sinatra family members.

Don't know much about the young Mr. Farrow? Well, he's got a lot on his resume, and some that has yet to be verified. Let's start with the facts. His mom is Mia Farrow and his dad is... TBD. For the record, it's Woody Allen. To many, including his mom, it might be someone else. Someone with blue eyes and who Ronan looks amazingly like -- Frank Sinatra.

As you will see, the highly publicized question of his paternity is not whisked under the carpet. It's timed just perfectly to set up the expectations for the new MSNBC show. After this, wouldn't your curiosity be piqued?

But paternity aside, look at what this 25 year old has accomplished so far. According to Time Magazine:

Farrow started college at Bard at 11. He was their youngest graduate ever at 15. This gave Farrow ample time to graduate from Yale Law School at 21 and become a Rhodes scholar at 23.

From 2001 to 2009 Ronan was a UNICEF Spokesperson for Youth and has been a champion of Darfurian refugee issues.

He was a member of the Obama administration advising on NGO and humanitarian affairs in Afghanistan and Pakistan in 2009, and was appointed as Hillary Clinton’s special adviser for global youth issues in 2011.

So it looks like there could be a new star on the liberal news horizon. I kind of hope there is. Bright, young and articulate voices are needed to combat the overblown bellicose blather coming from Fox News and right-wing talk radio.

How long will it be before MSNBC starts it's full-blown promotions for Ronan's new show with a picture of him and Sinatra's voice singing "Start spreading the news..."

I mean, it's like publicity 101. Good luck Ronan. Whether it's Woody's or Frank's shoes you're going to be filling, they're gigantic and a lot will be expected from you.

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