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Dem Rep: Maher can stay on the air, but Rush can't
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 03/14/2012 10:30:19 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Shelley Berkely, D-Nev., has led a push to get Rush Limbaugh pulled off the air, but she doesnn't believe that Bill Maher needs to face the same pressure because Maher is less important to Democrats.

"There’s a big difference between what is being said by Bill Maher and his humor, although I don’t find that funny, and what Rush Limbaugh does, who pretty much calls the shots in the Republican Party," Berkely, who is running for Senate, said in the Las Vegas Sun. Maher has donated $1 million to President Obama's superPAC.

She maintained that her petition drive calling for Clear Channel to pull Limbaugh's show "has nothing to do with the First Amendment" and everything to do with defending women from demeaning remarks. "I am merely asking Clear Channel to make a business decision to get somebody who uses and abuses the public airwaves off the airwaves," Berkley said. "We need to stand up for ourselves as women around this country."

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1 posted on 03/14/2012 10:30:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not your call, b!tch, so STFU.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 10:31:35 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: ScottinVA

A United States Congresswoman calling for cancelling the first amendment.

Americans yawn.

The MSM ignores.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 10:32:44 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maher is less important to Democrats.

Yeah that's why they're turning him down for fundraisers left and right. /s
4 posted on 03/14/2012 10:33:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To all Dem trolls —> Stick it where the sun don’t shine!


5 posted on 03/14/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This woman needs to be impeached because what she's advocating is a breach of the first amendment. That is a violation of her oath of office.
6 posted on 03/14/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rep. Berkely obviously has not read the Constitution she has sworn to defend in her oath of office. What part of Congress shall make no law ...abridging the freedom of speech... doesn't she understand?
7 posted on 03/14/2012 10:35:07 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dem Rep: Maher can stay on the air, but Rush can't

That's because the 1st Amendment only applies to LIBERAL free speech, NOT CONSERVATIVE free speech!!


(Silly rabbit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . free speech is for kids!)

8 posted on 03/14/2012 10:36:45 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hypocrite


9 posted on 03/14/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How, HOW, do these idiots get elected, and keep the office???


10 posted on 03/14/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: The Great RJ

The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people


11 posted on 03/14/2012 10:40:26 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Liars. Rush was making a clear joke. Maher was clearly calling names. There was no real humor in a man just calling a woman a c word. Nothing. It caused laughter by sycophants who hate the woman in question.

Rush made a full on funny: hey, you want to be paid by us (taxpayers) to have sex! Doesn’t that make you a slut, a prostitute, by definition?? A joke!

And remember that the argument is not and never was “denying women birth control.”. The argument was religious freedom, and the unconstitutionality of forcing a religion to go against their tenets.

Anyone who falls for the Obama subterfuge, the switching of the subject matter like a quick game of cups is STUPID. Or evil.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 10:40:41 AM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: mbarker12474

“A United States Congresswoman calling for cancelling the first amendment.”

Yep, liberals are fascists. And I love her reasoning about wanting to take Rush off the air because he’s the de facto head of the Republican party! Of course, Rush isn’t the head of the Republican party, but this clown of a congresswoman thinks the more politically influential the opposition is it’s a better case for taking away his First Amendment rights. This sorry excuse of a politician would probably act like the Stalinists who sent opposition leaders to work camps if she thought she could get away with it.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 10:41:04 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Damage Control...

they let the Maher out of the box and the sting of double-standard is careening back at them like a boomerang...

all those dem robots are now spouting “does not compute... does not compute...”

where’s Roddy Piper with those sunglasses?


14 posted on 03/14/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My favorite excuse is the one I heard (I think it came from Chucky Schumer) that Maher is on late at night so it’s okay....

Yes folks, it’s okay to be a misogynist as long as it’s after the local news...


15 posted on 03/14/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Shelly, I’ll write this slowly so that you can read it...

SHOVE IT UP YOUR SMELLY OBAMA.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:00 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...what Rush Limbaugh does, who pretty much calls the shots in the Republican Party,"

Why do dumbass liberal dems think Rush calls the shots in the repub party?

These lefties are insane ignoramuses!

17 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:39 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"has nothing to do with the First Amendment" and everything to do with defending women from demeaning remarks. "

So Maher's remarks were not demeaning to women?

18 posted on 03/14/2012 10:44:33 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“Yes folks, it’s okay to be a misogynist as long as it’s after the local news...”

it’s in the owner’s manual


19 posted on 03/14/2012 10:47:40 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ah yes, Shelley Berkley (D-NV)...

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at her finest (for real)!!

20 posted on 03/14/2012 10:47:42 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: BunnySlippers

And my anger grows more by the fricking DAY!

Good lord I despise these people!


21 posted on 03/14/2012 10:48:36 AM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I went going to Rep-ulsive Shelley Berkley ( as in California).
My wife seeing the Rep’s photo exclaimed “She’s wearing
a “rug” ‘.
Barf alert!
http://berkley.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml
You cannot send and e-mail if you dont live in her district.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe “this” kind of input from “Democratic” leaders helps both the Rush Limbaugh program ratings and will also help the Republicans in the 2012 elections.

Please “Democratic” leaders {Reid, Pelosi; others} continue your recent rhetoric with your MSM freinds. We Freepers need all the help we can get to get the country back on the right path. “Your” comments indicate “what” you have been stepping in the past few years..and we do not want to continue.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 10:50:29 AM PDT by 56newblog (Registered Islamophobe)
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To: harpu

For the sake of the children, that woman needs to put a bag over her head!


24 posted on 03/14/2012 10:52:43 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: John Semmens

I swear to Gosh, John, I thought this was one of yours....


25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:53:11 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: harpu

Hey, what did we ever do to you!?


26 posted on 03/14/2012 10:53:17 AM PDT by Mi-kha-el ((There is no Pravda in Izvestiya and no Izvestiya in Pravda.))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This isn’t about defending women from demeaning remarks. It’s about trying to silence a voice of the opposition. If she sat down and thought really hard (I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt here) she would find other aspects of the culture that are much more seriously demeaning to women than anything Limbaugh said, including some lucrative activities in her home state. Let’s see her go after those.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 10:53:58 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: Free ThinkerNY
...everything to do with defending women from demeaning remarks

sheesh and here I thought decades of feminism would have made women tougher than that (snicker)

28 posted on 03/14/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: sirchtruth
"Why do dumbass liberal dems think Rush calls the shots in the repub party?"

Don't you wish this were true? If Rush were calling the shots in the repub party, does anyone really think we'd have Mittens Romney leading in the primaries and most likely our candidate?
29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess she is another den who has neglected to read and understand the constitution?The government does not have the right to limit speech of anyone especially any entertainer.Rush is not the leader of any party.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 11:01:02 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess she is another dem who has neglected to read and understand the constitution?The government does not have the right to limit speech of anyone especially any entertainer.Rush is not the leader of any party.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 11:01:14 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Yaelle

I’ve been wanting to verify exactly what Rush said because I didn’t hear it first hand...

Here it is in all its glory:
RUSH: “What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We’re the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns? No! We’re not the johns. (interruption) Yeah, that’s right. Pimp’s not the right word. Okay, so she’s not a slut. She’s “round heeled.” I take it back.”

He clearly asked, then answered his own question... True, he took her “testimony” out of context, but then there are a lot of people taking Rush’s statements about it out of context as well.

You can view the transcript and hear the audio here: http://rncnyc2004.blogspot.com/2012/03/rush-limbaugh-radio-show-on-sandra.html


32 posted on 03/14/2012 11:03:18 AM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just another hypocritical ideologue voicing his biased view.
They still haven't justified their killing of JFK using one of their Marxist followers. You know Lee Harvey Oswald, who like Barack Hussein Obama wanted to destroy America.
You may ask why I use these two as examples.
Both are or were avowed Marxists in their words and actions.
33 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First of all, this person just admitted they don’t believe in the first amendment.

But she also shows she is an idiot. God, how much power they give just one person.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If she thinks it has nothing to do with the First Amendment, then she doesn’t understand the Constitution and she needs to be recalled by her constituents.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just another hypocritical ideologue voicing his biased view.
They still haven't justified their killing of JFK using one of their Marxist followers. You know Lee Harvey Oswald, who like Barack Hussein Obama wanted to destroy America.
You may ask why I use these two as examples.
Both are or were avowed Marxists in their words and actions.
36 posted on 03/14/2012 11:09:58 AM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bill maher and humor are mutually exclusive terms. The most I can give him is bitter satire against everything the rest of the country hold dear.

He went on my list and never got off after he proclaimed that the terrorists that committed 9/11 were really brave and our troops were cowards hiding behind technology.

On case you didn't know or have forgotted here is the crap he spewed:

"We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away," said Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect. "That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly."

37 posted on 03/14/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I am merely asking Clear Channel to make a business decision to get somebody who uses and abuses the public airwaves off the airwaves,”

Really?

Would that also include:
Bill Maher
David Letterman
Al Sharpton
Keith Olberman
and on, and on, and on...

Was reminded on talk radio who owns MSNBC, it’s Comcast. Is Ms Berkley going to also rally against Comcast? Surely she doesn’t want to be labeled a hypocrite. Right? Surely she’s acting on pricipal and not politics. Right? No, I didn’t think so either.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT by Made In The USA (This post may be recorded for quality purposes.)
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To: LRS

It is a puzzlement.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 11:11:21 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
BERKLEY SHIRLEY EATS, SHIRLEY EATS MAHER TUBE STEAK
40 posted on 03/14/2012 11:12:06 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: AtlasStalled

This is a clear impeachable offense.


41 posted on 03/14/2012 11:13:07 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: brytlea

If that was my congress critter, I’ld be reaching for the tar, feathers, and rail...


42 posted on 03/14/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: harpu

you remember the line from Animal House- “okay carmine, you can take your thumb out of my ass now”? i get the idea she’s smiling cause carmine decided to leave it in.....


43 posted on 03/14/2012 11:14:48 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: mbarker12474
A United States Congresswoman calling for cancelling the first amendment.

Americans yawn.

The MSM ignores.

These Marxists pervade the democrat party. They have been emboldened by the election of the Kenyan Marxist and now openly flaunt their disrespect for this nation and its laws. Unless they are removed in November there will be no subsequent peaceful chance.

44 posted on 03/14/2012 11:15:43 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: LRS

I wish more voters actually paid attention to what their CongressCritters said, but alas, I think most of them don’t have a clue.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 11:15:51 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: GOYAKLA

Zip Codes for N Las Vegas:

89030
89031
89032
89033
89036
89081
89084
89085
89086
89087


46 posted on 03/14/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: LRS

If that were my congresscritter I’d be reaching for the Pepto Bismol & Tums and I’d lose fifty pounds by looking at that awful face every time I felt hungry.

Anyway, this woperson advocates raw fascism, pure & simple.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 11:30:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: LRS

“How, HOW, do these idiots get elected, and keep the office???”

And why are they all ugly as sin AND corrupt?

http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/mostcorrupt/entry/shelley-berkley


48 posted on 03/14/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by vette6387
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The biggest difference between Rush Limbaugh and Bill Mahr is that Rush is an entertainer, and Mahr claims to be an entertainer. Personally, I don't see it.

Mark

49 posted on 03/14/2012 11:53:01 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Free speech are only for certain people. Double standards apply to those who are not approved by the authorities. < / sarc >


50 posted on 03/14/2012 11:54:16 AM PDT by CORedneck
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