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Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers
silive.com ^ | March 2, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski

Posted on 03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program.

Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.

"What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex."

He went on to suggest that Ms. Fluke distribute sex tapes of herself.

"If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it," he said. "We want you post the videos online so we can all watch."

The remarks brought swift, bi-partisan condemnation in Washington, with President Barack Obama, who called Ms. Fluke personally, and GOP House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), slamming Limbaugh.

The Island's elected women -- state Sen. Diane Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) and City Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) -- called Limbaugh's remarks "disgusting" and said they were made all the worse because March is Women's History Month.

"It does not matter if your hero is Eleanor Roosevelt or Margaret Thatcher," said Ms. Savino, "this is about treating women with dignity and respect. If Mr. Limbaugh cannot find it in his conscience to apologize, his fans and advertisers should demand that he does."

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1 posted on 03/02/2012 7:39:14 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think this kind of thread ought to banned on FR. I’ve seen more of this crap than I want to see anymore.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 7:42:41 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So what


4 posted on 03/02/2012 7:42:56 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

david letterman called sarah palin a slut, bill maher called sarah a slut, jerry brown called someone a whore...


5 posted on 03/02/2012 7:43:15 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Free contraception ... the new turd from the left.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 7:43:52 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A slut is as a slut does.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 7:45:07 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sandra Fluke calls herself a slut on her own Facebook page so what is the big deal about Rush saying it?


8 posted on 03/02/2012 7:47:32 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where were these self righteous lefties when their very own hero Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a C$%T? Didn't here a peep out of them.

I am with Levin - the Obama run media and all the lefties in politics can go straight to hell with their double standard, hypocrisy, and far left bias on every one of the leftie airwaves and print media. The culture war has heated up to about the boiling point under the "GREAT UNIFIER IN CHEIF"
9 posted on 03/02/2012 7:47:53 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every time politicians take on Rush, they end up on the short end of the stick. When will they ever learn?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:11 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When will she be at the next SlutWalk protest?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Ms Savino has any proof that Eleanor Roosevelt or Margaret Thatcher were in need of $3,000 worth of free contraceptives at any point in their lives, and demanded same, she can produce it. Until then, they have exactly zero in common with the Fluke chick.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 7:48:57 PM PST by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush just told the truth, as 100% of the women in my family said.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 7:50:41 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush hit a nerve with the sluts.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 7:52:20 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rush Limbaugh in hot water with sponsors after 'slut' remark

http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/02/10562744-rush-limbaugh-in-hot-water-with-sponsors-after-slut-remark

Those companies are letting themselves by blackmailed by the liberal reaction and the media frenzy regarding the remarks from Rush.

So, they're pulling their advertising from Rush's programs.

But, those advertisers also have products they need to sell in order to stay in business or make a profit.

So, why not have all Rush supporters, and as many republicans/conservatives, boycott those companies' products. They want to hurt Limbaugh, let's hurt them.
15 posted on 03/02/2012 7:52:55 PM PST by adorno
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To: chris37

David Letterman said that Sarah Palin is a slut in his top 10.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2MvaXBlGg0o


16 posted on 03/02/2012 7:53:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rush needs not to get himself trapped in this. The left is purposely making the issue about sex (again), when it is about Obamacare and its demands on Churches to provide healthcare to its employees. A Constitutional issue.

And we should not get into this trap ourselves. I don’t care about Fluke and her promiscuity, I care about what started the debate, the act of unconstitutionality.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 7:53:18 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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What about all the names Sarah Palin was called?


18 posted on 03/02/2012 7:54:03 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because it is a vitally important role in their service to their constituents on Staten Island, to spout their ignorant opinions concerning an arrogantly promiscuous sh!t disturber in DC.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 7:54:23 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First two days of the week:

Amid sky-high and rising fuel prices Obama’s Energy Secretary admits the administration is working towards even higher gas prices, Obama apologizes to Islamics while our soldiers are being murdered by Islamic terrorist infiltrators in Afghanistan, and Santorum ties Romney in delegate count in Romney’s home state of Michigan, while Romney claims his popular vote plurality there constitutes a “win”.

Last three days of the week:

Rush insults all women, calls women that use contraceptives sluts, calls women who need reproductice medical care prostitutes.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 7:54:40 PM PST by ngat
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Seems like Dave doesn’t even know what slut means.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 7:55:10 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Three female lawmakers?

They’re worried about Rush Limbaugh?? Don’t they have other things to worry about like getting everyone’s 250 dollar a month contraception free for every woman??

Please, the world needs your fight for contraception. Some people have to choose between food...or the pill. Help us.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 7:56:22 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He should have called her , the community punch board.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 7:56:56 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Last year the left and NOW embraced the “slut” label

situational ethics is all about politics


24 posted on 03/02/2012 7:59:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember Joan Rivers saying today they are all tramps. When the girl is right, she’s right.

But don’t let Rush say it.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 8:00:36 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: ngat

I dont care who uses contraception..none of my business.
My point is
why do I have to pay for it! You can get FREE birth control at any planned parenthood place first of all. If this college bimbo wants to get laid but not knocked up then she’ll just have to get the already free pills or BUY THEM YOURSELF YOU BIMBO. How much does she spend on make up? If she’s THAT broke give up the makup and pay your own bills..This is all such a crock of sh*t , it really is . Just like Obama


26 posted on 03/02/2012 8:00:44 PM PST by sonic109 (no compromise with Marxist)
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To: sonic109

I can’t afford to shoot my guns at the target range as much as I want. I want leftists to pay for my ammo. Greedy leftist jerks!


27 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:43 PM PST by MtnClimber (Tim Tebow will never be successful in the NFL - Leftist journalists who have sold their souls)
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To: P-Marlowe

Of course they didn’t. I wouldn’t put it past them to wander around their offices muttering that word and others they use for Sarah. The two Democrats are probably worse than the one Republican, but as we’ve found out NO NEW YORK politician can be trusted to be sane, honest or courageous.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: ngat

And...

Andrew Breitbart dies.

Ted Nugent endorses Romney.

Vladimir Putin vows to defend Christians.

Surreal.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: muawiyah; P-Marlowe; sonic109

I think the Constitution hangs in the balance, right now. Not trying to be be theatrical.

It is almost as if many of the focal areas of the Constitution such as speech, privacy and the role of government have come together in this one situation.

I see this as a Rubicon.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:04 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: MtnClimber

Well that actually makes a little sense. Guns are a Constitutional Right (so Government subsidies are not out of the question), and prophylactics are not.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 8:23:17 PM PST by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: ngat

“calls women that use contraceptives sluts”

Really? When did he do that? Not in the last 3 days, he hasn’t!


32 posted on 03/02/2012 8:24:47 PM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This young woman has no respect for herself. Why should anyone else?


33 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:53 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boehner— SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH!!!

He should be kicked out of the speakers roll!


34 posted on 03/02/2012 8:32:40 PM PST by dalereed
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To: biggredd1

Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman a whore. But conservatives are not allowed to say the same. There is no free speech in America any longer. There is “selective” free speech. Liberals can say anything because it’s considered free speech. Conservatives can only say certain things because then it’s called hate speech.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 8:34:31 PM PST by Son-Joshua (son-joshua)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers

Lawmakers?

The U.S. now has about 979,892 laws and regulations. Why in tarnation do we need to make more laws?

36 posted on 03/02/2012 8:35:50 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: doc1019

The Detroit News reported today that Quicken Loans and Sleep Number Beds have pulled their advertising on his show.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 8:46:17 PM PST by kempster
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The slut needs to get into Sex Addicts Anonymous. I spend less than $3000/year on food! Why should we pay for her sex addiction?
38 posted on 03/02/2012 8:47:46 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

my dictionary defines slut as “a saucy girl”...The “B” involved here is far above saucy...


39 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:37 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: kempster

They will suffer the consequences, Rush will replace them in a heartbeat with other sponsors.


40 posted on 03/02/2012 8:51:14 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The dictionary defines the term as “a sexually unchaste woman”. Rush should apologize only after Miss Fluke proves that she’s not a sexually unchaste woman. I think the feminazis are going to be in for a very long wait.

Also, I think these lawmakers should apologize to all women for saying they or Miss Fluke represent “all women”.


41 posted on 03/02/2012 8:53:47 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
City Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore) -- called the remarks "disgusting" and said they were made all the worse because March is Women's History Month.

Lessse, February is black history month, now were in women's history month?

Do I dare ask what month April is?

White man history month? No, no that's just ugly and probably illegal.

How about homosexual appreciation month?

Pedophiles and teacher history month?

42 posted on 03/02/2012 8:56:00 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ngat
Rush insults all women, calls women that use contraceptives sluts, calls women who need reproductice medical care prostitutes.

You're so full of crap it's coming out your eyeballs.

He insulted all unmarried women going to $65,000 a year schools who believe that their $9 a month contraceptives should be paid for by other people.

I take it all the women you know fit that description?

Or maybe you fit that description?

43 posted on 03/02/2012 9:09:14 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
LOL, the liberal Betsy Ross Sandra Fluke has been the best thing that happened to Rush. His ratings will go through the roof as his clips are played on the Network News for 3 nights in a row so far and is the front segment of every show on MSNBC. One MSNBC show did a set of drama segments on this for 45 minutes of the hour show.

MSNBCs Crystal Ball (a Stripper's name) is leading a boycott of Rush's sponsors over birth control much like they went after Beck. She was on three shows tonight explaining it. Well unlike Beck (who I miss) who worked for a establishment Republican at FNC, Rush owns his own show and has no one person who can fire him. He is much longer established in his radio show than Beck at FNC.

The libs are doing everything they can to project that Rush is the head of the Republican party and to force Republicans to give an opinion on him. Well they shouldn't take the bait.

The Morning Joe Scarb this morning claimed that opposing these future Obama-care mandates is challenging settled issues from 1965.

Obama personally called the liberal Betsy Ross Sandra Fluke to thank her for her heroism and ask her if she was OK

Tonight the MSNBC drama fun was to bring on Sandra and playing video-cam clips of Rush to her and showing her reacting to it with them live. Priceless comedy drama

I am not a super fan of Rush but this is too much fun.

44 posted on 03/02/2012 9:09:14 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Strumpet," perhaps?
45 posted on 03/02/2012 9:14:03 PM PST by Rudder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If these idiots want women to be treated with “respect”, don’t list Eleanor Roosevelt as a woman who was treated with respect. FDR cheated on her just as JFK did on Jack, Ted Kennedy did to Ethel, and Bill Clinton did to Hillary.

I don’t recall hearing these cows say anything about the above, and never will.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 9:14:19 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Rush was right! She was enrolled in Sexual Studies at Cornell University ten years ago.

Sandra FlukeSandra Kay Fluke (born April 17, 1981)

Sandra Fluke’s professional background in domestic violence and human trafficking began with Sanctuary for Families in New York City. There, she launched the agency’s pilot Program Evaluation Initiative. While at Sanctuary, she co-founded the New York Statewide Coalition for Fair Access to Family Court, which after a twenty-year stalemate, successfully advocated for legislation granting access to civil orders of protection for unmarried victims of domestic violence, including LGBTQ victims and teens. Sandra was also a member of the Manhattan Borough President’s Taskforce on Domestic Violence and numerous other New York City and New York State coalitions that successfully advocated for policy improvements impacting victims of domestic violence.

As the 2010 recipient of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant, she researched, wrote, and produced an instructional film on how to apply for a domestic violence restraining order in pro per. She has also interned with the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking; Polaris Project; Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; Break the Cycle; the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund; Crime Victim and Sexual Assault Services; and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Through Georgetown’s clinic programs, Sandra has proposed legislation based on fact-finding in Kenya regarding child trafficking for domestic work, and has represented victims of domestic violence in protection order cases. Sandra is the Development Editor of the Journal of Gender and the Law, and served as the President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Vice President of the Women’s Legal Alliance. In her first year, she also co-founded a campus committee addressing human trafficking. Cornell University awarded her a B. S. in Policy Analysis & Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies in 2003.

47 posted on 03/02/2012 9:16:04 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Kenya????


48 posted on 03/02/2012 9:19:32 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
#1....Those Staten Island female elected officials probably heard just bits and pieces of the slut thing at first and quickly called news conferences to deny that they were sluts screwing their butlers, yoga instructors, chauffeur's, fellow politicians, their aides etc, etc. Then, while making the mic check (testing...one two three four) one of their Chief's of Staff ran up and said they were NOT the one's being called SLUTS and were told the full story....they figured why let a good crises go to waste, so started their own band wagon and jumped on it spouting condemnation to the press.

#2....As far as Sleep Number Beds firing him: who in the hell ever heard of Sleep Number before they hired Rush? He no doubt put them on the map. And, I've heard him personally buy and give away 2 of those beds to callers, just like he did with the car he bought for that woman a couple of years ago. Those beds are not cheap....think they go for about a thousand bucks. That's OK..... it's their loss. Hope they have to go out of business.....

49 posted on 03/02/2012 9:21:46 PM PST by jmax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apparently the democrat sluts are feeling picked on.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 9:25:42 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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