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  1. baconbits
    03-03-2012 02:15 PM
    I actually feel sorry for your reaction - if you can't see the humor in that don't watch any comedies. He's playing off of the bad jokes from Rick Santorum's supporters. He's messing with your mind and you're letting him, by taking it seriously when you should just laugh it off.
  2. Rhaella
    03-03-2012 02:00 AM
    "If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something. And I'll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."

    How the hell can you mischaracterize that? Or this:

    "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."

    He's, if anything, broadening his attacks. Hell, I'm tempted to write to him and demand my free painkillers now.
  3. baconbits
    03-03-2012 01:51 AM
    Because I think you're mis-characterizing it. Did you get a chance to check out any of the links?
  4. Rhaella
    03-03-2012 01:39 AM
    But you endorse Limbaugh publicly saying hateful, terrible things about someone for the simple crime of having the courage to tell America things he didn't want to hear. I frankly don't understand why you're defending this sort of behaviour, especially if you do believe in respecting opponents.
  5. baconbits
    03-03-2012 01:29 AM
    You're painting us with a broad brush. If you don't like Limbaugh's words I can live with that but if you see how I post you'll see that I try and respect most of my opponents. I also don't throw around many insults.
  6. Rhaella
    03-02-2012 11:18 PM
    So I'm not allowed to defend her or be angry anymore now that she's a public figure herself? It's acceptable for people to demean her because of it?

    I honestly don't get it. It's like social conservatives only espouse the social values that they like, and only those that apply to them. Courtesy and common decency be damned.
  7. baconbits
    03-02-2012 10:26 PM
    This isn't just a person you know anymore, this is a public figure being attacked by another public figure. She put herself into the public discussion and she was attacked by the opposition.

    I understand you don't like the word "slut" but Limbaugh spent a portion of the hour insulting the men who wouldn't help pay for the contraception.
  8. Rhaella
    03-02-2012 09:55 PM
    Why did I leave the rep? Because this isn't politics for me. This is personal. This is a case where it's someone I know being attacked by a public figure. I don't like watching the internet revile people I know and respect, especially when half the information being spewed about is false. I don't care that your politics are probably the polar opposite of mine; what I don't appreciate is people not having the common decency to treat her like a human being.
  9. baconbits
    03-02-2012 09:45 PM
    I know you didn't use that word and I never meant to imply you did, but KnK did use it and I'm not offended by it - colorful language is what it is.

    I guess maybe I have a thick skin and don't get offended very easily. I just think people who talk about the historical context of a word forget the fact that most people talk about what comes right out of their minds - they don't take the time to review the history of a word, they are just trying to express their thoughts.

    I can understand some might be offended by what Limbaugh said. But I think people just need to grow up a little. We've all heard worse. This is the full context of what Limbaugh said:

    It leads right to this clip:

    He doubles down with this:

    You have a right to your opinion and I can see you're an intelligent person. I just wanted to see why you left the rep.
  10. Rhaella
    03-02-2012 09:36 PM
    I didn't use the word "cockrider" and I'm certainly not endorsing it. The word "slut," however, has been historically used to maintain control over women and women's sexuality, so it actually is considered a huge deal by some people. Myself included, obviously. Even without that, it was exceptionally crude and sexist, and ad hominem attacks against citizens brave enough to address Congress are really not acceptable. Add to that the controversy over her getting her voice out at all, and this sort of attack becomes even uglier.

    For the record, as much as I disliked Palin, I definitely have always felt that sexist attacks against her (and derogatory comments about her family) were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. Granted, the media attacking a person running for office is a bit different than doing so with a person attempting to discuss an important issue. The former is ugly politics, the latter is the chilling of free speech.

    Did you listen to Ms. Fluke's testimony? She was discussing the negative impact that the current policy has upon students -- one of whom lost an ovary because the insurance providers refused to pay even though she had medical reasons for needing the drug.
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