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    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    She didn't testify in front of the legislature at all. She spoke at an event staged specifically to gain publicity. The fact that you all keep having to misrepresent that little fact should tell you something about the strength of your arguments on this.
    Democrats seek to capitalize on contraception controversy - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    House Democrats on Thursday sought to capitalize on the controversy surrounding the government's role in providing contraception to women, holding a high-profile discussion on the matter and asking supporters for money as soon as the talk was over.

    Led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats held a pretend hearing while Congress is not in session to listen to the views of a third-year Georgetown Law student and activist who was not allowed to attend a Republican run hearing on the matter last week.
    Sounds like a press conference, or even possibly a public fund-raiser, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I stopped reading this thread at Post #120. I need to get this off my chest.

    Damn it, people, this is NOT a thread about Bill Maher, who is also a foul-mouthed asshole. This is a thread about RUSH LIMBAUGH! Those of you who have nothing to offer beyond "But Bill Maher did it too, so did you complain about him?" just shut the **** up. YES, we complained about Bill Maher too... in threads that were actually about BILL MAHER degrading women. This is NOT that thread.

    Second, quit blaming the victim for Limbaugh's foul misogynistic rant. Sandra Fluke IS a law student. She is also an advocate for battered women and ending human trafficking that afflicts so many women and children around the world. I don't know how in hell some of you can twist such noble advocacy into something bad in order to insist that because she has been involved in helping others that somehow makes her a public person and therefore fair game to be called a slut, a whore, and someone who has TONS of sex that should video herself having sex so everyone can watch is beyond the pale of rational thought and cognitive logic.

    And stop with the goddamned lie about Fluke wanting taxpayers to pay for her birth control. I swear to god some of you must have noses so long by now that they're touching your monitors. Fluke wants prescription insurance to cover birth control and female hormonal treatments the same way it covers male hormonal treatments and Viagra. THAT'S ALL!

    Geeze. If you want to support that loudmouthed gasbag, at least doing it honestly, without lying through your teeth and blaming the victim. Just have the balls to say: "I'm on Rush's side. He has every right to call any woman in America a slut and a whore, because he's got a radio show that allows him to do it. Besides, most women ARE sluts and whores, and I never wanted them to have birth control in the first place. Yay, Rush!"

    I'm done here.

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    Well...actually the thread is about Limbaughs sponsors and their absolute right to withhold support from his program based on his word. Where Maher is concerned however is in the lying hypocrites that pretend to be upset over the use of the word 'slut' when the reality is they simply are using this incident to attack Limbaugh. If the use of the word 'slut' is something that really truly bothers them then we would have seen them losing their MINDS when a major contributor to the president used the words, slut, ****, and twat. They were...strangely...silent...and like the congresswomen shown recently STILL cant bring themselves to say...yes...hell yes...it is ALWAYS inappropriate.

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    Re: 'Rush Limbaugh Show' Broadcasts Five Minutes of Dead Air as Sponsors Continue to

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Democrats seek to capitalize on contraception controversy - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    Sounds like a press conference, or even possibly a public fund-raiser, to me.
    You know why they did that, right? Because Republicans excluded Fluke and other women from testifying at the actual hearing?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You know why they did that, right? Because Republicans excluded Fluke and other women from testifying at the actual hearing?
    1) Thanks for acknowledging your error in stating that "she testified before Congress". She did not.

    2) The actual hearing's topic was "Religious Freedom". She wasn't allowed to testify because she was brought to the hearing without prior notification and she apparently doesn't have a background on the topic of separation of Church and State.

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    No, Sandra Fluke Does NOT Have a Valid Defamation Claim Against Rush Limbaugh | Citizen Media Law Project

    For anyone curious about what the actual law states - from a constitutional lawyer that apparently dislikes Limbaugh as much as Catawba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I've testified before a Congressional sub-committee, does this make me a public figure????
    I'm sure had that actually occurred, there would be a record of it. When you allegedly made a statement and testified, yes you were a public figure.
    Last edited by Ockham; 03-12-12 at 05:36 PM.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    1) Thanks for acknowledging your error in stating that "she testified before Congress". She did not.

    2) The actual hearing's topic was "Religious Freedom". She wasn't allowed to testify because she was brought to the hearing without prior notification and she apparently doesn't have a background on the topic of separation of Church and State.
    So people just can't show up and expect to discuss different topics at a Congressional hearing? What is this world coming to...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'm sure had that actually occurred, there would be a record of it. When you allegedly made testified, yes you were a public figure.
    Thanks for your opinion anonymous internet guy, but I think i will go with the legal experts that say Fluke has grounds for an anti-defamation suit against Limbaugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    1) Thanks for acknowledging your error in stating that "she testified before Congress". She did not.

    2) The actual hearing's topic was "Religious Freedom". She wasn't allowed to testify because she was brought to the hearing without prior notification and she apparently doesn't have a background on the topic of separation of Church and State.
    No, the hearing's topic was not simply religious freedom -- as if they were just having a big gabfest about religion and government! It was specifically about the law mandating coverage of birth control and how it relates to religious freedom. Generally at these sorts of hearings they call witnesses from the pro and con side. They aren't supposed to be one-sided, kangaroo hearings where the party supporting one position only puts on witnesses favoring their view and excludes witnesses who take the opposite view.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So people just can't show up and expect to discuss different topics at a Congressional hearing? What is this world coming to...
    Generally, as here, people are invited to testify.

    Ranking committee member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., wanted to invite third-year Georgetown Law Center student Sandra Fluke to testify, telling Issa it was important to have at least one woman at the witness table because the issue involved health repercussions for women. Read Fluke’s full testimony here.

    Issa’s staff sent a letter to the Democrats, saying, “As the hearing is not about reproductive rights but instead about the administration’s actions as they relate to freedom of religion and conscience, he believes that Ms. Fluke is not an appropriate witness.”

    “It was just crushing to hear the chairman’s reason to not allow my testimony,” Fluke told ABC News. “I can understand that [the issue] is connected to religion, but I don’t understand how you can have an open conversation without hearing from the women who have been personally affected by this.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...ntraception-2/
    "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."

    -- Adam Smith

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