Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

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Thu, 03-01-2012 - 12:50pm

Rush Limbaugh calls college student a 'slut'

http://now.msn.com/now/0229-limbaugh-calls-woman-a-slut.aspx

Rush Limbaugh today called a women's health advocate and Georgetown Law student a "slut." The Huffington Post transcribed Limbaugh's comments on Sandra Fluke, who'd spoken to a Democratic panel on the benefits of birth control: "[Fluke] testifies she's having so much sex she can't afford her own birth control pills, and she wants President Obama to provide them, or the Pope. ... 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." Limbaugh then corrected himself: "So she's not a slut. She's round-heeled." Round-heeled, for the record, means "slut."

Me: And thid from te guy who got caught with several years worth of viagra??

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Referring to Rush as slime because he called someone else a slut seemed hypocritical to me.
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I think they stated it pretty clearly by another poster. Asking a woman for



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Fluke expected criticism, not personal attacks.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sandra-fluke-says-she-expected-criticism-not-personal-attacks-over-contraception-issue/2012/03/03/gIQAJq1UpR_story.html?hpid=z3

For decades, Georgetown University law students have led the push to have the student health-insurance plan cover contraception.

Sandra Fluke fit the profile of those who have gone before her: Law students are typically older than Georgetown’s undergraduates, less likely to be Catholic at the Catholic institution, and more likely to rely on school­-provided insurance.

But unlike those others who were part of a running campus controversy, Fluke became part of a heated and highly personal national debate when she agreed to testify before a congressional committee last month.

Fluke said she anticipated criticism but not personal attacks from prominent pundits including Rush Limbaugh, who repeatedly has called her a “slut,” and from hundreds of people who have typed even more offensive slurs on Twitter.

“I understood that I’m stepping into the public eye,” said Fluke, 30, a third-year student studying public interest law. “But this reaction is so out of the bounds of acceptable discourse . . . These types of words shouldn’t be applied to anyone.”

Limbaugh, a conservative radio talk show host, was criticized by prominent Democrats and Republicans. A handful of companies suspended their commercials on his show in protest and by Saturday, Limbaugh apologized in a statement on his Web site.

In the statement, he said “my choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir.”

Fluke appeared on the national television circuit on Friday explaining her position. Meanwhile, her cell phone buzzed with calls from friends, classmates and supporters, including President Obama.

Fluke (pronounced as if it rhymes with “look”) said she was not a stranger to criticism women can face advocating for causes related to their sexual health and relationships.

She graduated from Cornell University in 2003 with two degrees, including one in feminist, gender and sexuality studies.

Fluke then worked for several years at a domestic violence center in New York City and successfully lobbied for legislation that would grant protective orders to unmarried victims of domestic abuse, including teens and LGBT individuals, according to her biography on the Georgetown Law Web site.

As a co-president of the Georgetown chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Fluke and other law students have met through the years with several top Georgetown officials to discuss the student health-care plan.

“They made very clear to us that they weren’t going to do this until the law made them do it,” said Lizzy Watson, 23, a second-year law student who is also a member of the group.

On Georgetown’s main campus, some student groups pass out free condoms but purchasing contraceptives of any sort requires venturing off campus, often to a pharmacy about half a mile away.

Undergraduates have also taken on this issue, and in March 2010 three students put tape over their mouths and chained themselves to a statue of the Catholic college’s founder as part of a campaign they called, “Plan A.”



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I remember that along with castile soap!

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He spent his time on his show today putting the blame for everything on the left. He took no personal responsibility for himself and his actions.
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Calling Rush a slime is the truth.
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@r3dx1 - For the last time, I explained why I said he was slimy. He verbally attacked a young woman. He said that she should provide sex tapes in exchange for BC. If that isn't slimy to you then I don't know what to think...

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Not surprising. The boycott of his sponsors should continue.

I learned in today's paper that Clear Channel was taken to private ownership in 2008 by....... wait for it........ Bain Capital.
http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/bain-capital-owns-clear-channel-rush-limbaugh-sean-hannity-glenn-beck-michael-savage-etc

Not sure what to make of the linkage. Maybe it's innocent, maybe it's not.

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It's great for nettles stings too {so is Crest tooth paste the orginal kind} See I'm for ever the Girl Scout LOL

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Yes, Bain Capital of Mitt Romney fame, am I correct? How is the GOP and the Mittster going to distance himself from this? A few of the subsidieries of Bain Capital LLC are AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel.



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