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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    He DID address the tweet in question to liberals.
    Watch this: Hey, Conservatives, field better candidates.

    I must be a conservative because I addressed conservatives.

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    'Ya see, THIS is the problem.... Pidgeonholing people. Liberal Conservative blah blah blah. The fact is that most people, no matter how they self-identify, have ALL the traits of Liberalism, Conservatism, and Libertarianism... AT THE SAME TIME, DEPENDING ON THE ISSUE AT HAND. For example, Maher wants to end government funding of non-profits. That is definitely not a Liberal issue. Michael Moore is actually a member of the NRA, which is hardly a Liberal organization, although he does support gun control. Is Moore suffering from schizophrenia? LOL. And take Michael Savage - After allowing himself to be waterboarded, he came out and declared waterboarding to be torture, something you hear from most Liberals.

    So here's the deal - Those who pidgeonhole people as Liberal, Conservative, or Libertarian, without looking at the issue at hand, and using a little gray matter to do a little critical thinking, are either being shallow, intellectually lazy, or just plain dishonest. It's easy to attack someone via labels, but it requires a little thinking ability to debate an issue. Unfortunately, too many people have become intellectually lazy, as well as dishonest, and don't give a damn about debating, only attacking others.

    OK, I will now put on my flame proof suit.
    The waterboarding thing was Mancow I think.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think he is worried because he has said a lot of vile **** and if Rush can get into trouble for calling a I want others to pay for my birth control advocate a slut then he can most certainly get into trouble for all the stuff he has said.He may be on HBO but people can most certainly boycott HBO because of him.
    As I pointed out several times in the other Rush thread, where conservatives kept saying that the response to Rush was "liberal media bias," Maher has gotten in far worse trouble for comments that he made. Not only did he lose sponsors -- he had his show CANCELLED.

    ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002, after he made a controversial on-air remark shortly after the September 11 attacks.[15] He agreed with his guest, conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling 9/11 hijackers cowards). Maher said, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly. You're right." Maher later clarified that his comment was not anti-military in any way whatsoever, referencing his well-documented longstanding support for the American military.[16][17][18]

    In the context of the attacks, some corporate advertisers found the comment too insensitive and controversial. Several companies, including FedEx and Sears Roebuck, pulled their advertisements from the show, costing the show more than it returned.

    The show was cancelled on June 16, 2002, and the Sinclair Broadcast Group had dropped the show from its ABC-affiliated stations months prior. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the Los Angeles Press Club president's award (for "championing free speech"). Maher was on the board of judges one year for the PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award.

    Maher's remarks after 9/11 were not the first time he had sparked controversy on Politically Incorrect. In the same year, Maher was widely criticized for comparing dogs to retarded children. He apologized for his comments.[19]
    And then, after he got his new show, in a move that actually did have 1st Amendment implications:

    In late May 2005, Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus sent a letter to Time Warner's board of directors requesting Real Time be cancelled after remarks Maher made after noting the military had missed its recruiting goals by 42 percent. Bachus said he felt the comments were demeaning to the military and treasonous. Maher stated his highest regard and support for the troops and asked why the congressman criticized him instead of doing something about the recruitment problem.[
    So it's perfectly understandable that Maher would empathize with Limbaugh's position.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The waterboarding thing was Mancow I think.
    Oops, you are right. You just caught me in one of my "retard" moments....

    NOTE: Crap, I just did a personal attack on myself. Should I report my post? LOL.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Oops, you are right. You just caught me in one of my "retard" moments....

    NOTE: Crap, I just did a personal attack on myself. Should I report my post? LOL.
    "Retard" is politically incorrect.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    ...Still waiting...
    for what, a good argument from your side?

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    "Retard" is politically incorrect.
    So is farting, but that never stopped me either.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I have tripped over people to attack Limbaugh. I have also tripped over people to attack Maher. I think they are both, whether Liberal or Conservative, bloviated windbags. But thank you for your post, because you just proved, in your own words, my last post about pidgeonholing people.
    I will grant you that Im not great at that search engine thing and may have missed the numerous times you went after Maher for using the slut, ****, whore, etc descriptors. If that is the case (and maybe you could steer me to one of those threads) I will gladly accept you arent 'that guy'.

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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Oops, you are right. You just caught me in one of my "retard" moments....

    NOTE: Crap, I just did a personal attack on myself. Should I report my post? LOL.
    And people accuse you of not being conservative.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    ...If that is the case (and maybe you could steer me to one of those threads) I will gladly accept you arent 'that guy'.
    perhaps you should simply stop labeling people, so you don't make such silly mistakes.

    its just a thought.

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