Monday, March 2, 2009

Our "Friend," Rush-bo


"I own the men, and what must I do now to own women?" -- Rush Limbaugh (-- dressed all in black, looking as if he were the Pillsbury Dough-boy trying to channel Steven Seagal at CPAC Saturday night.)

Oh, gee, I don't know, Rush. Maybe you could just go back through the transcripts of some of your old broadcasts. Speaking as an "old feminist," I personally feel there are plenty of items which you could try to re-cant.
  • "We're not sexists, we're chauvinists — we're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want." (15 April 2004 The Rush Limbaugh Show--please, think again, Rush.)
  • "Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society. "(The Rush Limbaugh Show, on several occasions and written in 1987's 35 Undeniable Truths of Life.)
  • "Make a freight train take a dirt road." (On the physical appearance of Joycelyn Elders, The Rush Limbaugh Show.)
  • "Femi-nazi" (in use by Limbaugh at least since 1992.)
  • "...the worst characteristics of women ...: totally controlling, not soft and cuddly. Not sympathetic. Not patient. Not understanding. Demanding, domineering, Nurse Ratched kind of thing." (14 February 2008, The Rush Limbaugh Show -- a nice Valentine's Day gift to us girls, don't you think?)
  • "Tarting up the news. Dumbing it down and tarting up the news." (June 17, 2007 The Rush Limbaugh Show.)
  • "The chickification of the news in this country from local to national newsrooms and networks has been accomplished. They're all over the place. They're producing. They're reporting. They're anchoring. We've got anchorettes. We've got info babes." (June 4, 2007 The Rush Limbaugh Show -- oh, yes, the dreaded "They" .)
  • "... and they've got some B-I-itch from the -- let me just say it. I mean, just looking at her, she's a B-I-itch. She's from the Friends of the Earth" (February 1, 2006 The Rush Limbaugh Show regarding Catherine Pearce speaking out.)
  • "Why do I have to change who I am?" (February 25, 2009 The Rush Limbaugh Show -- oh, Rush, you don't. In fact, you stay just as you are.)
Well, Rush, that's certainly not the entire list, but it should do to get you started on your quest.

I have no hints nor suggestions on how you should go about making amends. For, if you are sincere, you must let that sincerity shine through. And blind us with your goodness of heart.

Yeah, sure.

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