From Arpaio to Limbaugh, the Right has lost it’s frackin mind #misbehavin

Limbaugh either is off his medication or on some serious stuff. Earlier this week, he called a young woman who spoke to Congress a, well…

What does it say about the college co-ed Susan Fluke [sic] 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. She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. (here)

He’s gone on now to other stuff… to suggesting that she, and by virtue of she, all women on birth control, post videos of themselves having sex.

Then you have the nutcase in Arizonia:

Mike Zullo, Arpaio’s lead investigator, said his team believes the Hawaii Department of Health has engaged in a systematic effort to hide from public inspection any original 1961 birth records it may have in its possession.

“Officers of the Hawaii Department of Health and various elected Hawaiian public officials may have intentionally obscured 1961 birth records and procedures to avoid having to release to public inspection and to the examination of court-authorized forensic examiners any original Obama 1961 birth records the Hawaii Department of Health may or may not have,” Zullo said.

This is the theory of motivated reasoning in action. No matter what, people will not believe what they don’t want to believe. No amount of facts or evidence will actually satisfy their conspiracies.

This is crazy….

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Ed Shultz’s Psycho Talk Moment

I like Ed Shultz. I think he represents the working person in this country, but he is wrong for this. Personally, I’m glad MSNBC suspended him for his comments.

Here are Schultz’s complete comments from the radio show:

“And what do the Republicans thinking about? They’re not thinking about their next-door neighbor. They’re just thinking about how much this is going to cost. President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.”

I don’t like Laura Ingraham, but I also think that Ed stepped over the same line which he accuses, and rightly so, Rush Limbaugh of doing.

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Who controls this country?

Rush Limbaugh

This is a fairly interesting article, but using the theory of motivated reasoning, I will deduce that this is just a left-wing media conspiracy to defame St. Roger, of the Ailes.

A few months ago, Ailes called Chris Christie and encouraged him to jump into the race. Last summer, he’d invited Christie to dinner at his upstate compound along with Rush Limbaugh, and like much of the GOP Establishment, he fell hard for Christie, who nevertheless politely turned down Ailes’s calls to run. Ailes had also hoped that David Petraeus would run for president, but Petraeus too has decided to sit this election out, choosing to stay on the counterterrorism front lines as the head of Barack Obama’s CIA. The truth is, for all the antics that often appear on his network, there is a seriousness that underlies Ailes’s own politics. He still speaks almost daily with George H. W. Bush, one of the GOP’s last great moderates, and a war hero, which especially impresses Ailes.

All the 2012 candidates know that Ailes is a crucial constituency. “You can’t run for the Republican nomination without talking to Roger,” one GOPer told me. “Every single candidate has consulted with Roger.” But he hasn’t found any of them, including the adults in the room–Jon Huntsman, Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney–compelling. “He finds flaws in every one,” says a person familiar with his thinking.

“He thinks things are going in a bad direction,” another Republican close to Ailes told me. “Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.” (here)

By the way, political strategy doesn’t always mean conspiracy, but it does worry me the amount of influence which Fox News exerts over the Tea Party and the Republican Party.

I wonder what he thinks about Michele Bachmann (and why she spells it with one ‘L’. That bugs me). Anyway, can you imagine what the Right would say if MSNBC’s chief exerted the amount of influence over the Democrats which Ailes does over the GOP…

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What Happened to Rush Limbaugh?

“President Obama has continued the Bush policies of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did not scrub the mission to get Bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique in order to pull this off. You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb as they always do. They wanted to drop missiles and drop bombs and a number of totally destructive techniques here. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the Special Forces. No one else thought of that. President Obama. Not a single intelligence adviser, not a single national security adviser, not a single military adviser came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6 or any Special Forces.” (here)

Oh, and his humanity was short lived…

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Why I Like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh

Because, they are unrenegerates who while pretending to be super-religious, well, at least one of them does, they know very little about basic theology or practice…. So, you know… they keep me in a job…

I guess Michelle Obama said,

And let me just tell your listeners that it means all the world to us to know that there are prayer circles out there and people who are keeping the spirits clean around us.

To which Glenn Beck accused her of voodoo…

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Oh, and Rush Limbaugh.

Rush Limbaugh on Childhood Hunger, Utter Depravity

“But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit upon his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered in his presence, and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’

“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’
(Mat 25:31-40 NLT)

Rush Limbaugh, Conservative Beacon, Marries for Fourth Time

To be fair, Rush isn’t exactly a social conservative….

It’s wedding bells for Rush Limbaugh – for the fourth time.

The conservative firebrand, 59, will exchange vows Saturday in Florida with Kathryn Rogers – a blond bombshell half his age – in a lavish Hawaiian-themed wedding bash headlined by none-other-than Sir Elton John.

It’s an odd pairing considering El Rushbo’s history of anti-gay commentary on his conservative radio show and the openly gay “Tiny Dancer” singer’s longtime commitment to gay rights.

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We wish him well, again, for as long as this one may last…

I still say that it isn’t gay marriage which is destroying marriage…I’ve nailed it down to two things. Either conservatives or divorces, I just don’t know.

Don Miller Pities Pat Robertson; Rush Limbaugh weighs in

Regardless, Robertson’s comments further divide people of faith from, well, people of faith. I don’t want to debate the theological ramifications of Robertson’s comments, I only want to point out some perspectives that cause me to no longer be angry with him, and rather, to pity him. I consider this a more mature perspective than I would have had even a few years ago. Here are a few perspectives that, hopefully, will keep you from throwing a stapler through a wall:

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A Response to Pat Robertson’s Comments about Haiti.

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Born ‘into’ Christianity

CALLER: Yes. Could I ask another question, not related to this issue?

RUSH: By all means, since you’re here.

CALLER: Yes, sir.  I used to live down in Cape. I had met your dad on a couple occasions, and wondered if you have any knowledge about how your grandfather became a Christian. The reason I’m asking that is I knew that way back in the twenties and thirties when your grandfather was in that area, they had Billy Sunday revivals in Cape Girardeau, and you know Billy Sunday was kind of the predecessor of Billy Graham today.

RUSH: Yeah?

CALLER: I wondered if you knew anything about how he became a Christian?

RUSH: Born that way.

CALLER: (laughs)

RUSH: No, no.  Born and raised a Christian.

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  He was a Methodist through and through, was a standing member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. He was on the board for many, many years, great fundraiser and donor to the church and so forth, so I don’t remember him saying anything about Billy Sunday and whatever influence that Billy Sunday might have had on him. But I know that he was born into Christianity. He was just like I was, our whole family was born into Christianity. (link)

A part of me believes that this is simple ignorance, and another part of me believes that this legitimizes the attacks on the President for being a secret Muslim.

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