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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    "She said that small towns, that's the part of the country she really likes going to because that's the pro-America part of the country. You know, I just want to say to her, just very quickly: F**k you." ―Jon Stewart, speaking about Palin to a college audience in Boston


    not offensive at all.... nah


    Wasn't thier some hullabaloo over his comments on caine? I don't remember/.
    REALLY? Honestly, if you are mad over that, then you have to be ****ing furious at Limbaugh right?

    Do you really think these two situations are comparable?
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What I want to know is why this is, or even should be, a partisan issue.

    Your daughter, an intelligent, articulate law student who's every parents' dream, has an opportunity to speak before an informally-convened Congressional committee. She gives a very informative narrative, and you're really quite proud of her.

    Then, the next day, your daughter is villified on a radio show that purportedly has 12 million listeners. And the next day. And the next.

    Why is this a partisan issue? I am gobsmacked that conservatives on this board have lined up against this young woman. Have damn near applauded Rush Limbaugh for his disgraceful besmirching of this woman's name on national radio. If this isn't the most partisan bull**** I've ever seen on DP, I'll vote Democratic in the next election.

    As to law students spending $3,000 on birth control? A law student is a student for seven years. So do the math. And don't give me this crap that birth control is available for $4 a month. Even Planned Parenthood, per their website, says the cost is $15 to $50/month. Birth Control Pills - Birth Control Pill - The Pill

    If ya'll weren't just interested in playing the Gotcha' Game, you'd be honest enough to recognize that she made an excellent case for birth control pills being covered by all insurance companies (as mandated under Obamacare) because, in many cases, women need them for reasons beyond birth control.

    If you can't see that...if you think it's just absolutely fine that Rush Limbaugh tried to make a fool of this woman...if you think his left-handed apology should be sufficient...if you think the Left are partisan hacks...well, I'd suggest ya'll take a good look into your bathroom mirrors.
    Thank you Maggie for being an intelligent, if slightly more conservative that me, person.

    What I can't figure out is why the right thinks this is a winning issue. If they focused on the economy, they'd be killing Obama in the polls.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Whysoserious? Because you obviously are not. Maher does political discussion panels, thats the main draw to his show. Hes not just a comedian. He does actual political conversation on each and every show.

    Deflecting with Stewart is a cop out. Debate or gtfo.
    So does Stern. Lots of comedians talk politics. Greg Giraldo used to talk politics all the time in his stand up.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

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    His show is on HBO. What else do I need to know.
    Yeaahhhhhh.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    He is a comedian, though admitted he has a lot of influence and I would be much more likely to agree with a comparison of Rush and Stewart. I don't recall Stewart ever calling anyone a ****/whore/slut/etc, or actually being offensive in almost any way.
    Comedian is not an excuse - it never was. Just like Mike Richards racist rant which I've pointed out before, that's not acceptable and that wasn't televised and people paid to get in to see him. Because someone is a comedian, it does not excuse them to yell "fire" in a theater and just say, "haha it was just a joke". Maher says and has guests say pure vile hatred - stuff that should have him bounced off television (and has before). Calling someone a slut or a prostitute on the public airwaves was a mistake, Limbaugh has apologized for it, Democrats are using it as a political wedge.... all as expected. However, if we're trying to have a discussion about offensive material on a level playing field - it doesn't exist. There are liberals who say anything goes and it's all just a joke from a comedian... and there are non-liberals who do the same thing and it's hate speech. Did NOW come out against Maher? No... do they come out against non-liberals for much less offensive speech? Yes.

    Either way, liberal or not, being a comedian is no excuse never was, never will be.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    REALLY? Honestly, if you are mad over that, then you have to be ****ing furious at Limbaugh right?

    Do you really think these two situations are comparable?

    Not mad bro, you made a claim, I offered a rebuttal dismissing your claim. I don't care one way or the other.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Not mad bro, you made a claim, I offered a rebuttal dismissing your claim. I don't care one way or the other.
    Phony man. You know it, too. That's what is sad. You said you'd punch Letterman in the face if it was your daughter, but you don't give a **** that Limbaugh called someone's daughter a slut over partisan politics... that's it. Partisan politics is all it took for him to say that.

    Admittedly, right?
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    His show is on HBO. What else do I need to know.
    Why you are bothering to comment? This has to be the least insightful thing about Maher. Even when I respected the program, I knew what it was. It was political punditry mixed in with occasional gags, sometimes to alleviate growing animosity, or "boredom." All of which, by the way, still centered on Maher not being the comic relief, but rather the man with the viewpoint who would occasionally go into gags. Most frequently would be angry outbursts containing little humor that gain applause, and then at times having a serious response to Maher's bombastic portrayals of an issue.

    You, having never seen it, are wholly unqualified to even discuss it.

    The only thing you have demonstrated is that you just don't know the guy's career.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Reading the last score of pages causes me to smile the way extreme right wingers need to bring up incidents from years past in a really lame effort to provide cover for Limbaugh. Its pathetically funny.
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    Re: Bill Maher defends Rush Limbaugh for 'slut' apology

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Comedian is not an excuse - it never was. Just like Mike Richards racist rant which I've pointed out before, that's not acceptable and that wasn't televised and people paid to get in to see him. Because someone is a comedian, it does not excuse them to yell "fire" in a theater and just say, "haha it was just a joke". Maher says and has guests say pure vile hatred - stuff that should have him bounced off television (and has before). Calling someone a slut or a prostitute on the public airwaves was a mistake, Limbaugh has apologized for it, Democrats are using it as a political wedge.... all as expected. However, if we're trying to have a discussion about offensive material on a level playing field - it doesn't exist. There are liberals who say anything goes and it's all just a joke from a comedian... and there are non-liberals who do the same thing and it's hate speech. Did NOW come out against Maher? No... do they come out against non-liberals for much less offensive speech? Yes.

    Either way, liberal or not, being a comedian is no excuse never was, never will be.
    I don't even see how Kramer's meltdown on stage is relevant to this issue. His career has imploded, as it should have, for that hateful rhetoric he spewed.
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