Posts tagged Rush Limbaugh
Posts tagged Rush Limbaugh
Behold the cover of Rush Limbaugh’s new children’s book! LOOK AT IT! Already available for pre-sale on Amazon, Limbaugh insists there’s no politics in the book. It exists for the purposes of “’teaching what isn’t being taught’ to school children today about American exceptionalism.”
Here’s the description:
Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners, so he created the character of a fearless middle-school history teacher named Rush Revere, who travels back in time and experiences American history as it happens, in adventures with exceptional Americans. In this book, he is transported back to the deck of the Mayflower.
Yeah. You read that correctly. Rush Revere. He’s long wanted to make history come alive for the kiddos, but not so long that he had time to think of a different first name for his protagonist.
I feel bad for the kid that gets this in their Christmas loot. Not because I think the book will be terrible — for the record, I do — but because Rush has never had any kind of historically accurate sensibilities when discussing the past AND present. I know this is a book for children, I get that.
But he’s presenting this book as something that is “teaching what isn’t being taught” in school, superior to what kids are learning, and that’s just a big ol’ steaming cup of NOPE.
Rep. Todd Akin is on a SCIENCE COMMITTEE? He doesn’t know how the science or biology works!
He recently said:
"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare… If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
As Sarah Seltzer pointed out, women aren’t ducks. This is the latest in a series of untruths from radical members of the GOP. Akin tried to walk it back on Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s radio show, saying:
"I made that statement in error. Let me be clear: rape is never legitimate; it’s an evil act that’s committed by violent predators. I used the wrong words in the wrong way. What I said was ill-conceived and it was wrong, and for that, I apologize."
You know what’s ill-conceived, Todd? Pregnancies resulting from rape. Because they do happen. From the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology:
The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year.
CONCLUSIONS: Rape-related pregnancy occurs with significant frequency. It is a cause of many unwanted pregnancies and is closely linked with family and domestic violence. As we address the epidemic of unintended pregnancies in the United States, greater attention and effort should be aimed at preventing and identifying unwanted pregnancies that result from sexual victimization.
That’s from people who actually do the science for a living, Todd.
He continues to dig the hole deeper, explaining that he “never used the word legitimate to refer to the rapist, but to false claims like those made in Roe v. Wade and I think that simplifies it. There isn’t any legitimate rapist. [I was] making the point that there were people who use false claims, like those that basically created Roe v. Wade.”
Even Rush Limbaugh has condemned Akin, claiming he doesn’t know how the science works. THAT Rush Limbaugh, you know, the one who thought you had take a birth control pill every time you had sex. That one.
But THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE?! Really?
I should make a set of Terrible People trading cards and sell them.
Nominate some more by sending me a message/fan mail! I think this should be a thing.
See this comic book cover? It’s the first issue with Batman villain Bane. It’s from 1993. No big deal, right?
Wrong. If you’re El Rushbo, and your ratings have dipped, IT’S A GODDAMN CONSPIRACY FACTORY! Seriously. Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say:
Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, The Dark Knight Lights Up or whatever the name is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bain?
Or maybe so. This one is just as ridiculous as the bithers. Maybe even more so — so now, super-villain evil genius time-traveler Kenyan Muslim usurper Barack Obama is now a comic book author and illustrator? All this about a guy the right-wing bitches is completely ineffective and can’t get anything done. Let me just say, for someone who can’t accomplish anything, Obama’s accomplished a lot. Gawker breaks it down:
Obviously, Limbaugh deserves to be commended for his groundbreaking work uncovering how in 1993, Obama convinced comic writer Chuck Dixon to create a super-villain named Bane, knowing that two decades later he would be locked in a close presidential election campaign with the obscure son of a moderate Republican governor, at the time making gobs of money in Boston.
Obviously. And I guarantee, there’s at least one dude swearing at work that the new Batman movie is Obama propaganda.
Is Rush even trying any longer?
Just when you thought El Rushbo couldn’t get any creepier… he deems a 14-year-old girl a “Rush baby” and “Rush babe”:
LIMBAUGH: Let’s go to Katie, Island Park, Idaho. Glad you called, great to have you on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Yeah, my name is Katie, and I’m 14, and I’m not sure if I qualify to be a Rush baby or a Rush babe. What do you think?
LIMBAUGH: You’re 14?
CALLER: I’m 14.
LIMBAUGH: You’re four— you’re both. You are Rush baby and a Rush babe both. We’ll count you both.
CALLER: All righty.
LIMBAUGH: Have you signed up at our Facebook page?
CALLER: Yes, I just did this morning.
LIMBAUGH: Well, then you’re a Rush babe. That’s it.
CALLER: All righty.
LIMBAUGH: Fourteen. Well, thanks very much, Katie, I appreciate it.
CALLER: Thanks. Thanks, Rush.
LIMBAUGH: See, folks, this program has no boundaries. We have people from all three sexes, we have people from all religions, we have people from all genders, all demographics, all ages. A 14-year-old Rush babe.
Yes, Anderson Cooper. It IS disgusting. Note to Rush, who sounds like he’s practically drooling: Age of consent in New York is 17 and Idaho’s law sets it at 18.
Here’s the Rush Babes FB page. The comments are, well, odd.
Essentially, conservatives give no fucks about being called racist any longer because there’s a race war raging.
It’s 2012, and here’s where we sit. From Buzzfeed:
But while Norfolk may be the most high-profile chapter yet in the “race war,” it’s hardly the only one conservatives have highlighted. Over the past four years, the Drudge Report has run dozens of headlines chronicling acts of violence against white victims — often by black youths.
In one particularly memorable Drudge front page last year, the site culled the newswires for articles about “urban” crime that took place over Memorial Day weekend, and then grouped them together. Among the headlines: “Miami ‘war zone’ during urban weekend;” “Rib fest at Rochester beach turns rowdy;” and “Unruly urban crowd shuts down Nashville water park.”
And on September 15, 2009, Drudge led with the headline, “WHITE STUDENT BEATEN ON BUS; CROWD CHEERS.” The story — which showed video of a black teenager in Illinois beating up a white classmate — went viral in the right-wing blogosphere, prompting Rush Limbaugh to weigh in. “In Obama’s America, the white kids now get beat up with the black kids cheering,” Limbaugh declared.
It is an article of faith among many conservatives that Obama has exacerbated nationwide racial tensions. Ward Connerly, a veteran California anti-affirmative action activist and leading black conservative, accused the president of trying to take political advantage of “racial disputes,” rather than diffuse them.
"Obama has been more racial than any white president has ever been in my lifetime," said Connerly, adding, "Candidly, I think that race relations are probably worse now among the average person on the street than they were the day President Obama was elected."
For future reference…