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Posted on 03/03/2012 9:00:22 AM PST by Leroy S. Mort
Over the past day, weve heard from many great Citrix customers about our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show. These customers have expressed their growing concern that some of his recent comments seem inconsistent with the core values Citrix has always stood for humility, integrity and respect.
While Citrix obviously does not control any shows content or endorse opinions of their hosts, we do take the concerns of our customers seriously. When they are upset about something, we listen. After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue our advertising on The Rush Limbaugh Show.
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Wait until the idiots find out their “customers” are a bunch of CHEAP liberals running a campaign against Rush who have never bought any of their products.
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Rush put Snapple on the map.
Snapple was subsequently bought by Quaker Oats, who summarily dumped Rush because of his “controversial” positions. (Funny how positions staked out by liberals are never controversial, isn’t it?)
Anyway, I stopped buying Snapple at that point, as did a lot of other people. Don’t know what their sales are like these days, but I rarely encounter a Snapple product.
I don’t know about the others but I just contacted Autozone and was told they don’t advertise on Rushs’ show.
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Yes, I have used a MAC and think they are decent machines but their entire marketing plan revolves around people who are too stupid to turn on their computer.
Don't bother writing me how great your MACs are or that you're not a hippy. I'm not writing about YOU, I'm writing about Apple. Calling the pimply faced kids at their stores geniuses is pretentious to say the least and stupid to say the most.
I have an Iphone (killer deal from AT&T) and it makes phone calls, something my last ten phones also managed to do.
Here is the response from Autozone:
Dear valued customer:
Thank you for contacting AutoZone regarding your advertising concerns. AutoZone does not purchase advertising on Rush Limbaugh websites, or sponsor the Rush Limbaugh radio show.
If a commercial did run, it was an error. Again, thank you for taking the time to contact us. We value your comments and appreciate you as a customer.
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I will never use any product that is associated with idiot cowards influenced by a campaign run by CHEAP liberals who have never and will never use their products.
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Denounce Rush’s Vile Misogyny
Republicans refused to allow Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke to testify on why contraception should be covered by insurance. Democrats later gave Fluke a chance to testify, and top GOP megaphone Rush Limbaugh weighed in what it means when a woman seeks affordable contraception:
It makes her a slut, right a prostitute ... Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, heres the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives ... we want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.
Demand that Rush Limbaugh apologize for these incredibly appalling and ignorant remarks. Misogyny must be called out, especially when it comes from a mouthpiece of the Republican Party.
I denounce Rush Limbaugh for his misogynistic attack on Sandra Fluke and all women. The Republican Party should be ashamed of itself.
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John DeGioia, president of Georgetown, sent a letter to students and faculty praising Fluke’s congressional testimony. “She was respectful, sincere, and spoke with conviction,” he wrote. “She provided a model of civil discourse. This expression of conscience was in the tradition of the deepest values we share as a people.”
In contrast, DeGioia had harsh words for Limbaugh’s attacks on Fluke, saying they “can only be described as misogynistic, vitriolic, and a misrepresentation of the position of our student.”
At Georgetown Law, 137 professors and staff members have signed a letter in support of Fluke. “As scholars and teachers who aim to train public-spirited lawyers, no matter what their politics, to engage intelligently and meaningfully with the world, we abhor these attacks on Ms. Fluke and applaud her strength and grace in the face of them,” the letter says.
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Left Freaks Out Over My Fluke Remarks
March 01, 2012
RUSH: Oh, yeah, I’m gonna deal with this. I’m gonna deal with it. I think this is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious. The left has been thrown into an outright conniption fit! This is “phony soldiers” times ten. Oh, ten times worse than phony soldiers. The reaction that they are having to what I said yesterday about Susan Fluke — or Sandra Fluke, whatever her name is — the Georgetown student who went before a congressional committee and said she’s having so much sex, she’s going broke buying contraceptives and wants us to buy them. I said, “Well, what would you call someone who wants us to pay for her to have sex? What would you call that woman? You’d call ‘em a slut, a prostitute or whatever.”
That has sent them into orbit! Pelosi’s in orbit and Sheila Jackson Lee. They’re still talking about it on the House floor. The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee sent out an immediate fundraising letter with a picture making me look like Dracula. I mean it is... (laughing) I’ve got the original story here that all this feeds off of, so all of you sit tight. Look, at least I didn’t call her “a woman driver,” and I’ll tell you this, you people on the left: I’ll happily buy her all the aspirin she wants. Snerdley, you would agree. We would happily buy Sandra Fluke all the aspirin she wants. What could that possibly cost. But contraceptives? So much sex at Georgetown?
The headline: “Sex-Crazed Co-Eds Going Broke Buying Birth Control, Student Tells Pelosi Hearing Touting Freebie Mandate — A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosis hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that theyre going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control.” Cybercast News Service. So what would you call that? So I called it what it is. And, bam, boy, you nail these people with the truth! So I’m offering a compromise today. I will buy all of the women at Georgetown University as much aspirin to put between their knees as they want. Well, here’s the thing about that. Where are all these guys?
Is it any wonder, Clinton wanted to go to this law school and why Hillary went to Wellesley? Is it any wonder? Where are the guys here? Do they not have a role here? We assume they’re having sex with guys. (interruption) Well, we’re talking about birth control, Snerdley. So you gotta assume having sex with guys. So, do they not have some responsibility? (interruption) Well, two women... I have to ask sex expert Snerdley on this, but I’m not aware that two women without another device can get pregnant on their own using naturally endowed accoutrements. I don’t think times have changed that much. (chuckles)
Now, I am 61. Maybe something I haven’t heard about that two women together would need contraception. That’s a whole new ball game if that’s the case. But I don’t think we’re talking about that. So it means there are men involved and that would mean there’s some responsibility on the part of the men. Do they not have condoms? Why don’t these women go ask the men to buy them contraception? Why go before a congressional committee and demand that all of us — because they want to have sex any time, as many times and as often as they want, with as many partners as they want — should pay for it? Whatever, no limits on this. I mean, they’re going broke having to buy contraception! They’re getting back-alley pills, folks. That’s what this leads up to.
I want to go back and get this out of the way ‘cause I’m sure that there is voluminous tune-in today to hear about this controversy that has arisen with my blunt talk about Sandra Fluke. We’ve run some numbers on this. According to Planned Parenthood — and they should know — birth control pills cost between $15 to $50 a month. So, at most, that would be $600 a year. What is Sandra Fluke buying? We then — I didn’t do this, but a member of the staff well-versed in these matters went to Amazon to check the purchase of condoms. And essentially what we found is that you could buy the equivalent of using five condoms a day for $953, and if you paid for it at once you could get free shipping. And everybody’s in a hurry here. So free shipping would matter. Nine hundred fifty-three dollars. So Planned Parenthood, $600 bucks a year. Condoms, $953 a year.
Up on Capitol Hill at Pelosi’s hearing, thousands of dollars a year. But they want it free. They want the contraception free. I know condoms are free, if you know where to go get ‘em. I don’t know where to go get ‘em free but Snerdley assures me that they’re free. (interruption) There is an iPhone AP to find free condoms? For New York City. Well, cool, okay, there you go. So we’re not even talking $953 with free shipping. Keep that in mind while we’re listening to this thousands and thousands of dollars in taxpayer dollars to satisfy the sexual habits of female law students at Georgetown.
Now, here’s the story that started all this. It’s by a guy name Craig Bannister at Cybercast News Service: “A Georgetown co-ed told Rep. Nancy Pelosis hearing that the women in her law school program are having so much sex that theyre going broke, so you and I should pay for their birth control. Speaking at a hearing held by Pelosi to tout Pres. Obamas mandate that virtually every health insurance plan cover the full cost of contraception and abortion-inducing products, Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke said that its too expensive to have sex in law school without mandated insurance coverage. Apparently, four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception, Fluke’s research shows.” And of course what’s sex if the ends aren’t meeting?
But Fluke presented research to the committee: four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet if they have to pay for their own contraception. Have you heard of anything more ridiculous? This is flat-out thievery. It’s outright ridiculous that taxpayers should pay for the personal sexual desires and habits of everybody, including women, at Georgetown Law. Fluke reported: “Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy (Georgetown student insurance not covering contraception).” The poor babes have to buy their own pills. What has gone wrong with our country? What has happened to our country where law students have to buy their own contraceptives? What has happened to us, folks? What have we done with our hearts? How did we become so cruel?
How did we become so heartless? Require each other to pay for the contraceptives of the women law students at Georgetown? Sandra Fluke reported to Pelosi: “It costs a female student $3,000 to have protected sex over the course of her three-year stint in law school, according to her calculations. ‘Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school,’ Fluke told the hearing. ... Thats a thousand dollars a year of sex — and, she wants us to pay for it.” Now, what does that make her? She wants us to buy her sex. She wants us to pay for her sex, and she went to a congressional committee to close the sale.
It’s the right place to do that. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
Where do you think the insurance companies forced to cover this cost get the money to pay for these co-eds to have sex? It comes from health care insurance premiums that everybody else pays. There isn’t anything free. “’For a lot of students, like me, who are on public interest scholarships, thats practically an entire summers salary,’ she complains.” A thousand dollars, $3,000, practically an entire summer salary that they now have to spend on sex. So she earns enough money in just one summer to pay for three full years of sex, and they’re full years because she and her co-ed classmates are having sex nearly three times a day for three years straight, apparently.
Well, that’s what the numbers add up to! We’ve run ‘em here: $953 for condoms on Amazon. That’s a year. That’s close to a thousand bucks. Why aren’t condoms provided free by this stupid policy? Why only birth control pills? No, I’m not advocating. I’m just asking the question. At $1 a condom, if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms or a thousand of them a year. We’ve done all kinds of research on this. And what about these deadbeat boyfriends or random hookups that these babes are encountering here, having sex with nearly three times a day? While in law school.
If Fluke is gonna ask the government to force anybody to foot the bill for her friends’ birth control, shouldn’t it be these guys? Who pays for the abortions? Oops! We already know that, too. So that’s where this all started, that story. That’s where it all started. A woman who goes to law school at Georgetown goes to a congressional hearing where Pelosi is (crying), “I’m going broke having sex! I need... I need the government to provide me condoms and contraception. It’s not fair.” Okay, so this is a law student at a congressional committee asking for us ... to ... pay ... for ... the ... things ... that ... make ... it ... possible ... for ... her ... to ... have ... sex.
Therefore we are paying her to have sex.
Therefore we are paying her for having sex.
We are getting screwed even though we don’t meet her personally!
What would you call this?
RUSH: Are we supposed to believe that it’s impossible to find free condoms in Washington? And it’s a good question. Where are the guys that these women at Georgetown Law are having sex with? Where’s their responsibility? I mean, these guys are gonna learn (if they haven’t already) they’re gonna be buying a lot more for sex than just birth control pills. Why the exemption here on birth control pills? What makes birth control pills so unique that the insurance company — government, somebody, taxpayers — has to provide this? We all know the answer here. This allows them to talk “women’s freedom,” and “women’s reproductive rights.” But it’s also the expansion of government.
Let’s listen to some Sandra Fluke. By the way, did you know CBS ripped me for calling Danica Patrick “a woman driver.” What is she? Is she a male driver and I’ve missed it? What is she? Look at what’s happening to our language. I called Danica Patrick “a woman driver...” (interruption) Well, because she had said that she thinks the government is perfectly responsible in making these decisions for us; she trusts the government. I said, “Well, okay, she’s a woman driver. That makes sense.” What is she? Here’s Sandra Fluke before this committee, the House Democrat Steering and Policy Committee Hearing on Contraception. Here’s a portion of her opening remarks.
FLUKE: When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage.
RUSH: Can you believe this?
FLUKE: Especially —
RUSH: Stop. Stop and listen to this! You’d think we’re hearing about a killer disease here! You’d think we’re listening to testimony about some horrible crime that’s being committed! “[T]he faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage”? Let me ask you people. When you walk down the street and you see a woman and you look at her face, can you determine whether or not she’s had a birth control pill or not? Do you know whether or not she’s suffering and in pain and miserable because she can’t find any birth control pills? Who knows this? How do you look at the face of a woman and know that? But listen to the way this is being portrayed. It’s like a terminal disease not having your birth control pill! Listen to this.
FLUKE: Last week I have heard more and more of their stories. They tell me that they have suffered financially, emotionally, and medically because of this lack of coverage. Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy.
RUSH: Ms. Fluke, have you ever heard of not having sex? Have you ever heard of not having sex so often? What next that you can’t afford are you gonna go to Pelosi and say we need to buy? Mink? A Volt? A Prius? What next are you going to want, Ms. Fluke, that you see etched in misery on the faces of fellow students at Georgetown because they don’t have? “When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected...” Play the opening line of this again. Sound bite number four. Listen to this.
FLUKE: When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage.
RUSH: Prove it! Stop the tape. Prove it! What is “on their faces”? Acne? What is it, acne? Zits? What’s on their faces that tells you? Seriously! You know, I’m the mayor of Realville. I live in Literalville. This is hilarious. It’s absolutely skyrocketing hilarious to have this portrayed as the latest killer disease (brought to you by the Republicans, of course).
RUSH: Folks, if you ask ‘em — if you ask ‘em — the Washington, DC, Department of Health will send you free condoms and lube. The DC Department of Health free condoms and lube if you just ask ‘em for it! So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I’ll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.
RUSH: In addition to this being Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies, it’s the Limbaugh Institute for Sexual Research today. Folks, do you realize that you can get, in Washington, DC...? If you ask the Department of Health there, they will send you free condoms! They will send you free condoms. You don’t have to get Nancy Pelosi and ask for thousands of dollars in free birth control pills, and they’ll even throw in the lube! So, if we’re gonna sit here, and if we’re gonna have a part in this, then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke: And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we are getting for our money. Now, let’s go to audio sound bites. Let’s listen to the congressional reaction to this ‘cause they are fit to be tied; they want me drawn and quartered. First up is Barbara Boxer last night on Politics Nation, that’s Reverend Sharpton’s show. And Sharpton said, “What do you make of this the poison atmosphere? Like what do you make of these statements today by Rush Lumbard?” (sic)
BOXER: Rush Limbaugh has insulted and hurt every woman in America. Ninety-nine percent of women have used some form of birth control in her lifetime. So he has now said we’re all just terrible human beings. And, if I was a woman who listened to Rush Limbaugh, I would turn off that... Uh, I would tune him out of my life, because I think people will be disgusted by what he said. Truly.
RUSH: Well, what did I say? I said, “If we’re paying for this, it makes these women sluts, prostitutes.” And what else could it be? If we are buying it. There’s a couple of stories here. There’s a fundraising e-mail from the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, got it right here, and they got a picture of me that makes me look... Here, I’m gonna zoom in on the. It’s a small picture. I’m gonna zoom in on the Dittocam. I’m zooming right now. I just don’t want you to watch the zoom take place. I’m doing this while also speaking to you and not losing a syllable or a thought. Okay. Let me zoom a little tighter. That’s it. Are you ready? Three ... two ... one.
That’s the picture of me that they have posted on their letter! (laughing) Does that not look like Nosferatu? I look like Klaus Kinski in the movie Nosferatu! Okay, that’s that. I’m gonna zoom back out now and get the Dittocam back — if it’ll work — back at its normal frame. There we go. Three ... two ... one. There we go. Let me read the letter to you. “What does it say about the college co-ed Susan (sic) 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. Shes having so much sex she cant afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex.
“’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.’ I am absolutely repulsed right now. Sandra Fluke, the courageous Georgetown Law student who had the strength to stand up in Congress against Republican attacks on birth control coverage, is now under attack from the right wing. First, House Republicans refused to let [her] testify. Now, they think they can shame us into silence.” They go on to ask for money. “Defeat Anti-Women Republicans. Contribute. Deadline Midnight Tonight.” It’s just hilarious. What...? I want to know: Ms. Fluke, who bought your condoms in junior high?
Who bought your condoms in the sixth grade, or your contraception? Who bought your contraceptive pills in high school? Wouldn’t you be just as likely to go broke in high school and junior high as you would be in college? Who paid for ‘em then? Ms. Fluke, because of Obamacare, you are still on your parents’ insurance coverage. Why doesn’t your parents’ policy provide your contraception? Why do we have to? You’re still a child according to Obamacare. Of course, the rest of us have had it confirmed. Al Sharpton, when he heard what I said, he said, “Resist We Much!” Sharpton was unaware. “What did Lombard say?” He said, “Resist We Much!” Here’s Frank “The Lout” Lautenberg. He was on the Senate floor this morning.
LAUTENBERG: (haltingly) Yesterday we heard something astounding. Came from Rush Limbar (sic), who’s a prime voice of modern conservatism in this country. What he said yesterday — and I had it checked because I wanted to be sure that I’m not misquoting anything. Said a woman who wants affordable birth control is, and I quote here, “a prostitute.” Talking about your wife, your sister, your daughter, your child. Hateful! Ugly language! And we condemn it.
RUSH: Where did he get it checked? Probably Media Matters. Of course, it’s not what I said. He’s forgetting the way this whole thing happened. A woman goes up to congressional committee and says: I’m having sex so damn much, I’m going broke. What the heck is going on here? This is why I tell you, it’s “phony soldiers” times ten. And it’s not true. Maria Cantwell, Senator from Washington, MSNBC Live this morning. The anchor said, “Rush Limbaugh yesterday squarely aimed his words at Sandra Fluke questioning her virtue...” I’m not questioning her virtue. I know what her virtue is. She’s having so much sex that she’s going broke! There’s no question about her virtue. “Rush Limbaugh yesterday squarely aimed his words at Sandra Fluke, questioning her virtue, doing so in a pretty rude manner on the airwaves. How do you feel about her character, her virtue being questioned, and is she being treated like a political football between the parties?”
Her “virtue” is not in question. Her virtue being questioned? Who is this anchor? Thomas Roberts. Thomas, do you have any question about her virtue? Is it still an open question to you? Anyways, Maria Cantwell, here’s what she said.
CANTWELL: There is no call for those kinds of comments. Those are very inappropriate, and they should be repudiated by lots of people. This is about something that women have fought for and guaranteed the right to get access.
RUSH: I don’t think it’s being denied. Contraception is not being denied, access to it. The DC Department of Health, you call ‘em up, they’ll send the stuff to you free. They’ll send you condoms free. Well, we have a sound bite here about that, worried about back alley contraception. Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, California, this morning on the House floor.
SPEIER: I rise this morning to say to Rush Limbaugh, shame on you. Shame on you for being the hatemonger that you are. Shame on you for being misogynistic. Shame on you for calling the women of this country sluts and prostitutes, ‘cause that’s what he did. Ninety-eight percent of the women in this country at some time in their lives use birth control, and yet he went on the air recently and called Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute because she was trying to access birth control pills as a third-year law student at Georgetown. So I say to the women of this country, do something about this. Stop supporting the hatemongering of Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH: Right. So again here, you see how they play this and misrepresent it. I just find all this hilarious. (interruption) No, I’ve already said that. I’d buy all these women aspirins, put ‘em between their knees, like Andrea Mitchell does. I would do that. Who’s next? Sheila Jackson Lee, we have a couple of them here.
LEE: On the February 29th show Mr. Limbaugh repeatedly used sexually charged, offensive, obscene language to malign the character of a courageous young woman, a private citizen —
RUSH: Stop the tape. Courageous. Recue that to the top. Courageous, having so much sex she’s going broke at Georgetown Law. (laughing) Gosh, I love this. Pretty soon we’re gonna have these women talk about how embarrassing it is to have to go to the pharmacy and not be able to pay for your birth control pills. How embarrassing it is. You can see the embarrassment etched on women’s faces at CVS. Oh, it is? It is? Who did? What, cut five? Where’s cut five? Sandra Fluke said it? Oh, no! Oh, no! I gotta hear it. Here. Play it.
FLUKE: One told us of how embarrassed and just powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned for the first time that contraception was not covered on her insurance, and she had to turn and walk away because she couldn’t afford that prescription. Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception. Just last week a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore.
RUSH: Wow. Who paid for the sex and the contraception in the backseat of the car way back when? So it’s embarrassing to go to the drugstore and not be able to pay and find out that the birth control pills are not covered by insurance. You see embarrassment etched all over the faces. Folks, for all the hilarity that’s contained in what’s going on here... Here’s a woman exercising no self-control. The fact that she wants to have repeated, never-ending, as often as she wants it sex — given. No question about that. Of course, it’s normal. Why, who are you, Limbaugh? Where you been? We’re to pay for it, and if there’s any objection to it, then there’s racism, bigotry, sexism, misogyny. We gotta killer disease out here, apparently, and that is women who can’t afford contraception or don’t want to pay for it, even though they can afford it. One more Sheila Jackson Lee, then we’ll finish with this.
LEE: And so I know that I’m standing here in the face of the Fairness Doctrine that does not require any media to offer a contravening point. I would command Rush Limbaugh to invite us on and talk about constructive ways of helping women. I give him every opportunity to have some guest where we can call in. I don’t think that is possible, but I would challenge all the women of the House, let’s try to dial that number.
RUSH: You know, folks, millions of women enjoy sex in the back of a car. You have some women that can’t afford a car. What are we to do? What is our solution to women who prefer sex in the backseat of a car but can’t afford a car? I’ve run some numbers here. Did you notice in that sound bite Sheila Jackson Lee or Maria Cantwell or one of them talked about the strength that Sandra Fluke had to go before Congress, which is amazing. She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk, but she made it up there. It takes a lot of courage to ask for something free, folks. Takes a lot of strength to ask for freebies, doesn’t it? I’m being facetious. You know what the solution is here, why doesn’t Georgetown lower their tuition?
Here the numbers at Georgetown right now. Georgetown law costs $45,000 per year, $20,000 for room and board, sex not included. So tuition and room and board is 60 grand a year and this woman’s up at Congress asking for thousands of dollars in birth control pills. This college, this law school, they need to establish a new scholarship, the Wilt Chamberlain Scholarship, exclusively for women.
Rocky in Jacksonville, Florida, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. I think they ought to add the cost of the birth control to their student loan and then they can be responsible and pay it off.
RUSH: I agree. This is a matter of personal choice. It’s an elective activity, or is it? Maybe they’re sex addicts. I mean this is the kind of stuff, we’re talking sex addict frequency here. But that’s a good point, why us? See, that’s why this is so instructive, folks. For all the hilarity here, and there’s plenty of it, the microcosm contained in this entire episode tells us everything about who we’re up against. This whole thing is a manufactured, fake issue. Nobody is denying anybody contraception. Nobody. No Republican was ever suggesting that contraception be banned. It never happened. It wasn’t being discussed by the Republicans.
George Stephanopoulos enters it into a Republican debate in New Hampshire on January 7th and this is the result. From that one question that he asked Romney, we now have congressional hearings on how Republicans want to deny women contraception. The Issa committee had a hearing about it all right, but it was about whether or not the president has the constitutional authority to mandate the Catholic Church or its schools or insurance companies to provide this stuff free. He doesn’t have that authority. All of this is unconstitutional, every bit of it.
Politically microsoft is just as bad as Apple. I don’t know of a reasonable substitute for these two!!!
Rush should take this head-on on Monday’s show. If there’s a free alternative, Rush should discuss it endlessly and post a link on his website to instructions on how to duplicate go to my pc at no cost. It should take about a week for the preponderance of non-lefty citrix customers to abandon the citrix company.
Since I’ve been a subscriber to Carbonite from the time Rush first advertised it, I will pull the plug on them and go with one of their competitors if they pull their advertising on Rush’s show and “talk radio” (just a cover). I will inform them of that by phone and email on Monday.
They have no idea what a buzz saw they’re going to run into. Let them feel it.
Without Rush, they’d be just one more no-name like the rest of the pack with few customers. If they aren’t grateful and loyal enough to stick with Rush, I will return the favor. Let’s see, now...maybe Mosey-Pro (sp?) would like to step into that slot.
In my email, I will also include “THE TIMELINE”:
Democrat plant from the day George Stephanopolous asked Romney the question about birth control...manufactured nonsense!
FLUKE: Last week I have heard more and more of their stories. They tell me that they have suffered financially, emotionally, and medically because of this lack of coverage. Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, thats practically an entire summers salary. Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy.
$4- $9 A MONTH at Walmart or Target does NOT equal $3,000
College cost her $45,000 a year = she can pay for it!
LOL! Well then START and then quit!
There are alternatives to every sponsor that has dropped Rush. Point is....even if you were in the market for their products, now you are informed enough to go elsewhere.
I helped to setup my former company’s first VDI config on an HP BladeSystem and an OC48 MAN between a decentralized data center and 11 remote sites. We were hosting 12,500 workstations at one point.
VMWare is awesome stuff. I’m in a bad situation now, because despite heavy involvement and power usage of VMWare infrastructure, I don’t have any certifications, thus often keeping me out of the running for jobs. Being unemployed sucks. I don’t get to play with the big toys.
And Citrix rules in some areas, but VPN is more secure and much less of a hassle than remote desktop. I find terminal services to be painful now. I’d rather PuTTY into a Linux box or setup a site-to-site VPN for resource sharing and enterprise network use.
Not really a fan of MSTS either. It’s useful for troubleshooting, but it’s worthless if the OS locks up or the server is stuck in a boot loop.
We used Avocent IP-based KVMs in my former company for console-level connectivity and HP’s iLO as a backup. Hardware-based remote console is much more reliable.
Well it came from tweets, so consider the source, I guess.
We’ll find out more details as time goes on....and Monday’s Rush show should be VERY interesting.
Was gonna drop my subscription and try out Beck for a while, before this incident. Now....I’m sticking with Rush probably forever.
I totally agree...but the time to get organized as well as the Dems are is now here. It is crucial that we become AS organized and well-informed as they are.
All we need is a proven leader and effective organizer (gads, I kind of hate that word now). I wish Rush would step up to that plate. Or someone equally as effective.
Let’s pray that we get the leader that we need at this critical time in our lives and US history.
I have site-to-site VPNs setup between my router and those of several friends and family members. I believe we’re up to 8 now. We all share network resources across our respective broadband connections like we’re all in the same house, it’s pretty neat.
We use DD-WRT firmware on our routers (dd-wrt.com). It’s a binary replacement for the stock interface software on popular routers. We use Linksys E3000 series routers since they’re dual-band N wireless and gigabit wired interface, and the DD-WRT firmware just screams.
Go to DD-WRT.com and check out the wiki. They have a step-by-step configuration walkthrough for setting up site-to-site VPNs, if you’re looking for that sort of thing.
For remote system consoles, if you need it for troubleshooting, MSTS works well enough and comes stock in Windows operating systems. I have a uEFI remote console hardware link on my motherboard that allows me to get into my system remotely if it’s not responding, and I use HP servers here in the house and have the hardware-level iLO for console access.
Post the link?
Maybe the Forrest Service can drop that stupid ad with the bimbo wanting to put fire alarms in all the forests.....
Rush’s Two If By Tea is now in competion with Snapple...and is making Snapple look like cheap kool aid (Obama kool aid), by comparison now...hehe.
I will never use any product that is associated with idiot cowards influenced by a campaign run by CHEAP liberals who have never and will never use their products.
I use DD-WRT on a an old link-sys wireless router. Any tips for setting up the remote access? I would like to access my desktop while out in the field.
Yeah, ideology can often get in the way of sound business decisions, especially when it comes to the left. Still, it’s a free country, if they want to give up a bunch of revenue just to avoid the “taint” of Limbaugh on their brand, so be it. There are plenty of other companies who will gladly step in to buy those prime ad slots.
Here’s my comment to them on their facebook page:
“Out goes CITRIX from my stock portfolio Monday morning. You wimps who bend over and grab your ankles every time the deranged Left has another cow about something, have no idea what a buzz saw you’ve stepped into now.”
I also “liked” all the comments that were made against them there, too.
In Breitbart’s memory, get on the stick everyone! Go do the same. Let them feel the buzz saw. Spread this to all your friends, twitter, email lists, and facebook pages. bttt
If you have a static IP, you can setup your router as a VPN listener and use one of the many open-source VPN options on SourceForge (sourceforge.net). I personally use OpenVPN.
If you don’t have a static IP, use the DDNS setup page in DD-WRT and create a free DDNS account on one of the supported providers.
When you’re out in the field, it’s just a matter of firing up OpenVPN, tunnel to your home network, and it’s like you’re in your house. Either TS into your desktop (assuming you use Windows) or invest in a console card for your PC like a Dell DRAC or an older HP rILO board, depending on your level of remote access need. If your PC supports wake on LAN, you can set it up to turn on whenever you need to access it, in the event it’s turned off.
Indeed—Revenge is a dish best served cold.
I use logmein too, free version, works great....
I'm also a subscriber, and will remain so for as long as I can afford to. Love Rush! Beck is just too much "gloom and doom" for me. There has to be something good happening in the world, but when I listen to him I'm hard pressed to hear anything positive.
Thanks MarkL, I remember when he was no longer talking about Snapple, and I wondered if, in fact, he either dumped them or now, as you point out, they dropped him. That’s a shame cause no one, IMO, was as good as Rush in hawking for a sponser. He literally made me believe he loved Snapple, and I’m sure, at that time, he did.
I know, and although I've not tried it, I hear it's a far superior product.
Yes, but Beck is a different kind of informer. His message is less about show biz and ratings and making outrageous comments...and more about informing folks about the dire situation we are now in, thanks to leftists running the country into the ground.
Beck has his purpose just as Rush does. I love BOTH of them, but can only afford to subscribe to ONE right now.
I choose Rush. Maybe later this year I’ll be able to afford both. Have to wait and see.
I plan to try to meet Beck in person some day...hopefully soon, since he is now living in my neck of the woods.
It is far superior. I’m ordering the blueberry tonight, in fact!
“I totally agree...but the time to get organized as well as the Dems are is now here. It is crucial that we become AS organized and well-informed as they are.
All we need is a proven leader and effective organizer (gads, I kind of hate that word now). I wish Rush would step up to that plate. Or someone equally as effective.”
Don’t take this the wrong way because it is not personal but... you just demonstrated the problem. You agree what WE need to do but you aren’t doing anything about it (neither am I). You are waiting for someone else to “step up to that plate.”
A good communist Democrat would have jumped at the opportunity to be a part of a huge movement and take a grassroots leadership role. Conservatives just aren’t wired that way. That is the primary reason Democrats have shifted the American culture to the point it is unrecognizable from what it was just a generation ago. They seize every opportunity to organize a call to action. Conservatives are much better at just grumbling to each other and lamenting the past.
One small correction to what you said: “...well-informed as they are” We are much better informed. They are idiots that just happen to excel in pushing their agenda.
And yeah, we're better informed re: the truth and the reality....but they have a wider network from which to receive the leftist lies. We need to get a centralized source for information. I thought the Tea Party might accomplish that, but the leftist media has managed to demolish that idea (their intent all along).
No, we need someone that IS a leader and that CAN galvanize us all behind one centralized effort to combat this assault on America by these leftists. I nominate Sarah Palin. But is she willing to take that baton and run with it? I'm betting so.
Dont take this the wrong way because it is not personal but... you just demonstrated the problem. You agree what WE need to do but you arent doing anything about it (neither am I). You are waiting for someone else to step up to that plate.
A good communist Democrat would have jumped at the opportunity to be a part of a huge movement and take a grassroots leadership role. Conservatives just arent wired that way. That is the primary reason Democrats have shifted the American culture to the point it is unrecognizable from what it was just a generation ago. They seize every opportunity to organize a call to action. Conservatives are much better at just grumbling to each other and lamenting the past.
One small correction to what you said: ...well-informed as they are We are much better informed. They are idiots that just happen to excel in pushing their agenda.
I just wish they’d put out a plain, no sugar, one then we could put as much or little in as we want-—maybe they now have.
As time goes on, I’m sure they will accommodate customer requests for some new products. They’re relatively new. Give em time.
I have the older WRT Linksys routers modified with Tomato firmware.
I've never had the time to explore some of the advanced capabilities of this modified router software, like VPNs.
On the other hand, it might be time to upgrade to newer hardware, even though we are still 85% wired, in our usage.
And corporations who listen to them will learn this undeniable fact - they are cheap, whiny and want everything to be free. In the meantime, they've just pissed off the people who would actually be using their product --i.e. the productive and entrepreneurial conservative.
This is a huge opportunity for some start-up or smaller competitor. The mere mention of a product or service on Rush's show usually melts the lines as millions *rush* to check it out.
Have you called or emailed customer service? It sounds like an outstanding suggestion.
Rush’s tea is horrible(to us) and we love Snapple but I”ll be damned if I ever buy it again!
This slut Sandra Fluke is 30 and goes to look for a college to go to. She shops around and finds that Georgetown, a Catholic college, does NOT offer student insurance coverage of birth control pills.
So THAT is the college she chooses to attend at $65,000 per year. But oh dear, she can't afford all the birth control pills she needs for her fun after her studies???? For what studies? Oh, a law degree??? But she is already a woman's rights activist?? Where did she get that degree I wonder??
Slut Sandra Fluke then just happens to show up in Congress to testify. And all the Socialist DEMS praise her as brave, wonderful, and Obama calls her in praise and tells her her parents should be so proud of her. Oh yes, so proud that she shopped for the Catholic college that she could MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF TO MAKE THEM provide what she needed, lots and lots of birth control pills!
I would join Rush in providing her birth control pills. God help us if this slut ever becomes pregnant. She would probably carry the baby to full term and birth, and then call Obama so she could have the US taxpayers pay for her partial birth abortion!
By The Way, Everything Rush said on Thursday and Friday about Sandra Slut Fluke is true!
I hope Freepers everywhere will join me in boycot of every business that drops support of Rush’s program!
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