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Monday, October 08, 2007

Limbaugh Says “Liberals Hate this Country.” It’s time to Boycott His Advertisers & Get Him Off the Air


On his syndicated radio program Monday, right-wing blow-hard Rush Limbaugh once again attacked the patriotism of his detractors by making the outrageous, infuriating and egregious claim that "liberals hate this country." His rant came in defense against the threat of a Congressional investigation initiated by Rep. Henry Waxman (CA) into the questionable broadcasting practices of this big, fat hypocritical liar and his conservative cohorts like Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.

Let’s get something straight. I am a proud, card-carrying member of the Liberal tribe and I do not hate America. To the contrary, I love my country, respect and support the military, and can be as hawkish as Sen. John McCain (AZ) when our nation is threatened. Like most Democrats, I fully supported the invasion of Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks, and I’d use aggressive military force in a heartbeat to hunt down and kill our enemies again. How dare Limbaugh attack and deny my love of country, my patriotism, my willingness to use force if need be to defend America. How dare he, as he has done again last week to much controversy, attack and slander certain soldiers as "fake" simply because they had the courage to criticize Bush’s fiasco in Iraq. You wanna talk "fake," Rush? Fake is sitting behind a microphone in some cushy air-conditioned studio ranting and raving like John Wayne when those with real bravery and courage are fighting and dying thousands of miles away in the excrutiating desert heat. Tell us again, Rush, what branch of the U.S. Armed Services you served in? Exactly.

It’s time for this polarizing, incendiary partisan rhetoric to come to a grinding halt. I believe I speak for most Americans when I say enough is enough. We’re sick and tired of this bloviating, drug-addicted chickenhawk slandering anyone who dares disagree with his irrational, ideological demagoguery and the reckless policies of his utterly inept party. No one is off-limits to this creton, not servicemen and women, minorities or the handicapped. He is a rapacious, unapologetic bully; a colossal ignoramus who exists only to spread lies and deception in his unflinching, maniacal loyalty to Bush and the Repugs. It’s time to take him down, now.

As such, I am urging Democrats everywhere to boycott the goods and services of the advertisers and sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show, broadcast daily by Clear Channel Communications. Below is a partial list of companies, according to Gun Toting Liberal, who could use a threat or two from us America-loving libs:

Bose Wave Radio 508-766-7781

Lending Tree (704) 541-5351

Overstock.com
1-800-989-0135
otherinfo@overstock.com

eharmony
300 N. Lake Ave., Suite 1111
Pasadena, CA 91101
media@eharmony.com
626.795.4814
FAX 626.585.4040

Inverness Medical (maker of stresstabs)
51 Sawyer Road
Waltham, MA 02021
1-800-899-7353 weekdays, 8 am. - 6 p.m. (Eastern Time.)

Onstar
1-800-947-AUTO

Hotwire Corporate Headquarters
333 Market Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105
advertising@hotwire.com
1-877-HOTWIRE (468-9473)
415-343-8400

Sleep Number Bed
1-800-438-2233

Oreck Upright Vacuum Cleaners
Oreck Corporation
100 Plantation Road
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123
Online contact form
1-800-289-5888

Mid-West Life Insurance Company of Tennessee
9151 Grapevine Hwy.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone (800) 733-1110
(web banner ads on rushlimbaugh.com)

AutoZone Inc.
P.O. Box 2198
Memphis, TN 38101
Phone (901) 495-7185
Fax (901) 495-8374
investor.relations@autozone.co m

UPDATED - Citracal - Mission Pharmacal
Bennett Kennedy - Citracal Product Manager
Mission Pharmacal
P.O. Box 786099
San Antonio, TX 78278-6099
Phone:(800) 531-3333

Avacor (hair loss treatment)
(customer comments email)
comments@avacorusa.com

Life Quotes, Inc.
32045 Castle Court
Evergreen, CO 80439
1-800-670-5433
info@lifequotes.com.au

Select Comfort Corporation
6105 Trenton Lane N
Minneapolis, MN 55442
Phone: 763-551-7000
Fax: 763-551-7826
investorrelations@selectcomfor t.com

Pfizer Inc
235 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
212-733-2323

It’s time to hit these companies where it hurts most: in the pocketbook. Liberals, wake up! Boycotts are not the exclusive weapon of evangelicals and conservatives. We have the power to influence corporate America as well. And while you’re at it, send the following letter: I can no longer in good conscience do business with a company that financially supports Rush Limbaugh, a shameless partisan hack who has offended me and tens of millions of Democrats (and consumers of your products) with his constant, irresponsible and reprehensible accusation that I “hate my country.” I will not buy your products again until you pull your advertising from his radio program.

Rush Limbaugh is a disgusting, despicable, morally repugnant hate-monger. Let’s boycott this Neanderthal and do what we can to toss him off the airwaves.


On another note, we could use your help at The The Adrienne Shelly Foundation. We are a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated in my wife's honor to help carry out her spirit and passion, with the goal of assisting women filmmakers. Adrienne was brutally killed in NYC on November 1, 2006. Through the Foundation, her commitment to filmmaking lives on. We've established scholarships, grants, finishing funds and living stipends at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts/Kanbar Institute of Film; Columbia University; American Film Institute; Women in Film; the Independent Feature Project; the Nantucket Film Festival; and the Sundance Institute.

On November 12 in NYC we will be holding our first annual Fundraising Gala, with a musical performance by Alanis Morissette followed by a celebrity reading of Adrienne's script "The Morgan Stories," featuring Paul Rudd, Edie Falco, Matt Dillon, Ally Sheedy and many others. To learn more about our mission, to make a tax-deductible donation, and to sign up to receive details about the November benefit please visit our website. Every contribution helps preserve Adrienne's legacy, allows us to help others, and creates something positive out of this tragedy.

Adrienne's film "Waitress" opened in theatres May 2nd to rave reviews from the NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Ebert & Roeper ("Two Thumbs Up"), Leonard Maltin and others, and has so far grossed $19-million domestically and almost $1-million internationally. The DVD will be available in November. It's a truly wonderful film that you're sure to love. A link to the trailer is below. Enjoy.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/waitress/trailer/

49 Comments:

  • At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ostroy,
    You are an idiot. Liberals DO HATE America

     
  • At 11:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This silly boycott will do nothing. Most Democrats need welfare services from the Nanny State or they need a union to remain employed. You have to have money to have power of the purse. The liberals that do have money are elitists in Hollywood, who also hate America, that don't pay for anything anyway.

     
  • At 11:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Andy,
    Aren't you the half wit that has "talk show" with the DeLaite moron? Your blog is boring and stale.
    You claim to speak for "most Americans" that are tired of Rush, who has the largest audience on radio. You may speak for the sheep that always agree with what you say, like that Farmer Dicky with the red suspenders. You don't speak for most Americans. YOU HATE AMERICANS

     
  • At 11:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    11:36 PM,
    You jerk! Andy doesn't hate Americans. He only hates Americans that don't rely on government services. He hates the evil rich people, you jerk! He hates Global Warming too! Andy also hates the top 3 reasons for Global Warming:

    1. Carnivorous eating habits
    2. Oil
    3. Film Industry

    Vote Gore!

     
  • At 12:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It would be wonderful to drive this chickenhawk dope head off the air...or off the planet for that matter. I did appreciate it when he helped McCaskill win last November and flip the Senate to the Democrats. I will certainly write to his sponsors but I expect if he stays on the air he may do us progressives a lot more inadvertent favors...the days of shooting your mouth off while some else's kid gets shot at, eating cigar boxes of hillbilly heroin and giving Darth Cheney a rim job while on the air are drawing to a close.

    I would also recommend that the asshole trolls who are visiting this site go over to redstate where comments are desperately needed by the keyboard warriors...as his hand lotion.

     
  • At 12:26 AM, Blogger Granny said…

    My goodness!! Volatile, aren't they.

    I don't think Waitress showed here in my small city but I'll watch for the DVD.

    I'll be glad to join your boycott in spirit but since I don't use any of those services or products, I'm not sure how much good it will do. At least thought I can write some letters.

    I'm against censorship, even of that moron, but I have nothing against voting with my wallet.

    I haven't commented in some time but I've been reading. Hope all goes well with you.

     
  • At 12:28 AM, Blogger Granny said…

    "At least thought"

    Oops. At least though.

    Why do I always catch the typo just as I hit "post"?

     
  • At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ANDY,
    I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU ARE MY HERO BECAUSE YOU SAY NEAT THINGS ABOUT HOW BAD PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH YOU ARE BECAUSE YOU ONLY UNDERSTAND WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG AND YOU ARE ALWAYS RIGHT. THIS IS WHY I THINK YOU ARE SMART.

    PS: I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL AND ONLY REPUBLICANS CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING.

    PPS: IS AL GORE REALLY GOING TO MAKE MONICA LEWINSKY HIS CHIEF OF STAFF ?

    BYE,

    YOUR FRIEND AND FELLOW PROGRESSIVE

    LIBBY BROWNSTONE

    PSSS: I'M ALSO A TEACHER!

     
  • At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    While Rush's numbers may be higher than certain other stations, there is another way to look at them.

    Let's take Fresno, CA where Rush is on KMJ-AM. Spring 2007 book Metro shows Rush 9A-12N with an 8.0 share 12+. Yes, he is #1 12 plus, but it also means that 92% of radio listeners AREN'T listening to him.
    When you look at the "money demo" that advertisers covet, 25-54, you see he drops to a 3.3 share (#11 in the market), meaning 96.7% of the oh-so-desirable 25-54 year old market is listening to something else. Anything else.
    55+ he has a 21.4 share
    55-64 he has an 8.6 share
    65+ he has a 28 share
    65-74 he has a 15.9 share
    75+ he has a 42 share
    The closer you are to old, senile, alzheimers and dementia, the more likely you are to be a Rush listener.
    And those are the REAL numbers.... which may explain why lots of his advertisers are medicines, hair restoration, prostate health pills, etc.

     
  • At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Judging from the comments, I see some wingnut site has linked their basement keyboard battalion to this commentary. lol.

    Andy, I emailed every one of the above advertisers and certainly plan to call the others and boycott their products. Believe me, these people listen to consumers, and once Rush is completely and justifiably marginalized - which is starting to happen - he will no longer be their BFF.

     
  • At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Walter F. Wouk said…

    Simply sated, Rush Limbaugh is America's anal cyst.

     
  • At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Darrin Stevens said…

    Rush's great problem, which is shared by all of the knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing dead-ender wingnuts, is that he just can't seem to grasp the fact that every time he opens his mouth and says something monumentally stupid like this, he turns people away from the "conservative" ideology.

    Rational, critically thinking, intelligent people aren't stupid enough to wallow in this type of hate-mongering swill, and are frankly turned off by anyone who does.

    Therefore, when you hear a Coulter, a Savage, a Hannity, or a Limbaugh share their true, divisive, hate-filled, intolerant, bigoted, pig-headed, ignorant inner feelings, rest assured that they are doing the nation a huge favor, by ensuring that America will be treated to a GOP that is reduced to significant minority status for many, many years to come.

    Just as we owe George W. Bush a great debt of gratitude for seeing to it that millions of Americans will never, ever vote republiCON again as long as they live, we can say the same for these broadcast merchants of hate.

    These people and those who support them, are in the extreme minority of an extremist, minority power party, and the simple fact is, the longer they have a microphone to show the world just how out of touch the GOP has allowed itself to become by their extremist fringe, the sooner we can treat ourselves to seeing them lose all power.

    With that in mind, I say let them have their microphone for as long as possible. Let them continue to scream and fume their irrational hatred and ignorance. The masses have awakened. These people do not have the influence that they once had. They control the fringiest extremist fringe of the extremist fringiest fringe of the fringey extremist element of the GOP. They preach to the choir, while the vast majority of America gasps in horror and shock at just how far out of touch with reality the GOP has allowed itself to become.

     
  • At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." ---C.S. Lewis

     
  • At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's [of the same age] attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men." C. S. Lewis

     
  • At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What have the Democrats accomplished?

    * They refuse to commit to pulling troops out of Iraq by 2013

    * They support 'wiretapping' (A Democratic bill to be proposed Tuesday (10/9/2007) in the House would maintain for several years the type of broad, blanket authority for N.S.A. wiretapping that the administration secured in August for just six months.)

    * They want open borders to allow the continuation of our southern invasion

    * They want a loss in Iraq

    * They want to stifle the economy, which just broke all time record highs, with more taxes

    * They support the government indoctrination of our children and cave to the all powerful NEA

    * They have the support of terrorists ("I hope Hillary is elected in order to have the occasion to carry out all the promises she is giving regarding Iraq," stated Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist group.)
    http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57970

    * They support the cruel murder of partially born children

     
  • At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ANON 9:29 Yes, Democrats want terrorists to kill us, they want to lose the Iraq war, they want to lose all their money and jobs in a bad economy, they want to kill all babies. Do you have any idea what an absolute fucking moron you sound like with this kind of crap?

     
  • At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wrote all that had an email address. I am sick of the likes of Rush who continues to divide our once great country that has been destroyed by the likes of Rush and his minions who support Bush and the Republicans.

    Let's hope that Republcans are nearing their sickening end.

    The Republican Party ignores the mood of the American people at their demise. I say good riddance.

    We do not need a party that is too white, too male, too hateful, too war mongering, too anti environment, too against a woman's right to choose, too against a national health care plan for all, too anti immigrant, too anti gay rights, too greedy, and too into trying to force their view of religion on the rest of us!

    It's time for all the men who have supported the Republicans since Reagan to take stock and think of how much we as a nation have lost with the likes of Bush and the current neocon religious right winger Republcans. Your children will question your sanity for letting this destruction to result from support of the Republican agenda. I was told one of the reasons (although there are many more) men support Republicans is because they buy into the idea that they too can be rich some day which explains all the hateful policies they support. My question to men is: Why do you hate women and children? You don't? The policies you support hurt women and children. Wake up!!!!

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Darrin Stevens said…

    //ANON 9:29 ...Do you have any idea what an absolute fucking moron you sound like with this kind of crap?//

    Of course not. These people are simply not capable of critical thought processing, which is why they're forced to rely upon their propaganda puppet masters in order to formulate and parrot "their opinions" about anything.

    They're very, very good at reciting the latest and greatest right wing talking points. Not so good at using their own noodles, applying rational thoughts, or behaving in a manner that strays from that which their propaganda ministers have mandated for them.

    Fortunately, these people are in the extreme minority in this country, and their comments are seen as frighteningly extremist by most people. They only rose to power by lying about their agenda and manipulating elections. They've been exposed for what they are now, and are destined to be relegated to the far edges of extremism once again.

     
  • At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "...They only rose to power by lying..."

    William Jefferson Clinton (D) was guilty of perjury.

     
  • At 12:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    William Jefferson Clinton did not kill thousands.

    You must be insane. We had the best economy in years and a surplus.

    You must be blind to reality.

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Andy,

    I sent my boycott notice off the the list of advertisers and received two messages back. Each (Overstock and Scottrade) indicated that they have stopped advertising on Rush as many as SIX years ago for the latter and ever since the Michael J. Fox insult for Overstock).


    I LOVE your blog and will keep reading. I am in the Al Gore for President '08 camp. (my bumper sticker reads Gore/Edward '08)

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1218 Anon

    I like Gore and would support him in a heartbeat. But you must realize that no way is Edwards going to run as VP again.

     
  • At 12:42 PM, Blogger Patti and Marty said…

    Clinton did not commit, nor was convicted of PERJURY. Lying on television, not under oath, about a sexual liason is NOT perjury, but it is immorality. I guess this shocked rightwingnut will condemn Vitter, Livingston., Gingrich, Barr, Chenowith, Hyde, Burton, and about a hundred more Republican immorals. He also will be shocked by Bush commuting the convicted liar Libby, who DID lie under oath about national security(treasonous SOB). Finally, Clinton was acquitted of lying in the Senate after impeachment in the Hopuse, so if this rightwingnut believes in the rule of law, he should retract his stupid comment.

    Go Andy...I am a diehard and liberal fan.

     
  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Anonymous,

    In re Gore/Edwards. I know there is a big different between what I want and what I will get. I voted for Democrats in the last election hoping they would actually act like the opposition party.

    I guess I am just an eternal optimist.

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I on with the boycott.

     
  • At 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I called Overstock where i have shopped happily for too long! Well, they now know (via phone and email) that I will no longer be shopping with them or recommending them to friends. I got a 'technical difficulties' message when I called and was forwarded directly to an operator. I left my message with her asking her to share it with her boss. Do you suppose the 'techhnical difficulty' is that they are getting swamped with calls?

    I loved 'Waitress!' Great film!

    I recently swore off the Today Show cause they had Ann Coulter on. I let them know that I won't watch a show that uses such commentators!

    Is anyone going to list the 'liberal' friendly businesses that we SHOULD give our business to as an alternative. Anyone heard of Buy Blue? I haven't visited in a long time, but expect they are still in business...www.buyblue.com.

    Thanks for sharing my opinion of Tush Limp......

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry! Visited Buy Blue to realize that they are now defunct...the domain name is for sale. Sorry for the bad tip.

    Are there other sites that do the same thing? Buy Blue used to tell readers how much companies donated to political parties and named them and amounts!! Hope there's anohter one out there!

     
  • At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Rush and the others are using a variation of the ploy used by some adolescent college males. When a girl refuses to have sex with them they say: "You hate men." Most college girls, as most Americans see through this type of maneuver.

     
  • At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Darrin Stevens said…

    //"...They only rose to power by lying..."

    William Jefferson Clinton (D) was guilty of perjury.//


    Just like one of Pavlov's dogs, the rabid right wing crackpots can never hold themselves back from drooling the idiotic chant "yeah, but Clinton..." whenever they're forced to face the rampant diseased corruption and breathtaking hypocrisy and failure of their ideology.

    How pathetic.

     
  • At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    pathetic is Hillary Clinton's campaign using the buglar Sandy Berger, who pleaded guilty to stuffing classified documents down his pants and stealing them from the National Archives to protect the Clinton legacy from inaction against Al Qaeda.

    We are here today because Clinton did nothing against Al Qaeda, and the idiot Bush had to respond to 9/11.

    Next year YOU will be voting for another Clinton to run the country for 4 more years. That is pathetic.

     
  • At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To Anonymous who quoted C.S. Lewis: Thank you so much.

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    8:30 It is pathetic that the Republicans are cleverly succeeding in promoting Hillary as the Democratic candidate because they know she cannot be elected because she is a woman and because she is "Hillary.".

     
  • At 10:40 AM, Anonymous darrin stevens said…

    //pathetic is Hillary Clinton's campaign using the buglar Sandy Berger//

    Why do you suppose the Bush dept. of justice has refused to hold him accountable for that? What sort of deal have they cut with the Clintonistas to brush aside what Berger did? Isn't it pathetic that the Bush DOJ has crawled into bed with the Clintonistas this way?




    //
    We are here today because Clinton did nothing against Al Qaeda, and the idiot Bush had to respond to 9/11.//

    Actually, Clinton was holding 3 cabinet level meetings per week on counter terrorism, and tried numerous times to take Bin Laden down, unlike Bushie, who held exactly ZERO cabinet level meetings on counter terrorism until one week before 9/11, told the FBI to "back off the Bin Laden's," ignored every single warning and threat that intelligence sources handed him, and sat motionless in a classroom while the nation was under attack. Bush didn't respond at all, even AFTER 9/11 had begun. Go figure.




    //Next year YOU will be voting for another Clinton to run the country for 4 more years. That is pathetic.//

    Not likely. What IS likely, however, is that YOU will still be a mindless coward and fool, gleefully swallowing every drop of delusional Kool-Aid that your reich-wing propaganda ministers shovel your way.

    Pathetic.

     
  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Darren,
    I agree with you that it is pathetic the way the Bushes and Clintons, as well as both Democrats and Republicans all except a level of corruption to keep themselves in power.

    In regards to your Clinton counter terrorism claims, the 9/11 Commission Report documents 4 distinct opportunities to kill/capture OBL that were stopped by the Clinton Administration. Any one of these could have derailed 9/11 planning. Ever hear of 'project bojinka'?

    The very fact that you mention "reich-wing" in your criticism of my opinion proves that you are in fact the fool and mindless coward. You are basically saying that in the free market of ideas, my opinion makes me a Nazi because we disagree.

    You show your ignorance when you jump to the 'nazi card'

     
  • At 11:46 PM, Anonymous darrin stevens said…

    //I agree with you that it is pathetic the way the Bushes and Clintons, as well as both Democrats and Republicans all except a level of corruption to keep themselves in power.//

    Are you inferring that democrats are as corrupt as today's republiCONs? I'm pretty sure you're joking, right?




    //In regards to your Clinton counter terrorism claims, the 9/11 Commission Report documents 4 distinct opportunities to kill/capture OBL that were stopped by the Clinton Administration.//

    There were attempts made to kill bin Laden. And, there were some opportunities that were not acted upon, because they endangered innocent lives (something that Booshie boy never bothered himself with, unfortunately) or the intelligence wasn't actionable.

    Meanwhile, what exactly did little georgie do prior to 9/11 again? Oh yeah...he ignored the USS Cole bombing, he told the FBI to "back off the Bin Laden's," he ignored numerous terror threats and warnings from multiple sources, he refused to listen to his most knowledgeable resources with regard to threats at hand, he refused to hold a single cabinet level meeting until one week before 9/11, and then, while the nation was under attack, he chose to sit frozen, in a classroom of small children, instead of leading the nation. Nice.

    What's he done since? Lied us into an illegal, unnecessary war, destroyed our credibility abroad, created a massive explosion of global terrorism, made us FAR more at risk of attack, allowed 3,000 unidentified illegal aliens to pour through our southern border every day, left our chemical plants, nuclear facilities, refineries, rail lines, water supplies, communications hubs, and seaports WIDE OPEN, and pissed away TRILLIONS of dollars to his corrupt corporate crony pals, while ignoring the needs of a dying nation. Sweet.

    And you and your propaganda ministers have the unmitigated gall to launch attacks against decorated American war heroes? What the hell is wrong with you dickheads? Do you hate this country THAT much? Unfuckingbelievable.




    //
    The very fact that you mention "reich-wing" in your criticism of my opinion proves that you are in fact the fool and mindless coward.//

    You're an idiot.




    //You are basically saying that in the free market of ideas, my opinion makes me a Nazi because we disagree.//

    No, your opinion makes you a nazi because you and your propaganda ministers ACT like nazis. Whenever somebody, ANYBODY speaks truth to power, you rise up and instantly begin to attack, smear, and spread your hatred, in order to divert attention from what's being discussed.

    Guess what? It's not working anymore. We're onto you. We've figured out that whenever you anti-American trolls start attacking decorated American war heroes, or dedicated public servants, it's because you cannot face the truth that's being exposed. Too bad. Keep on acting like little nazis. It's not going to stop the truth from smacking you in the face.




    //
    You show your ignorance when you jump to the 'nazi card'//

    You show your ignorance when you act like a nazi, and join in the attacks against honorable, sincere American heroes who dare to speak truth to power. We're not going to allow you to turn this nation into a fascist dictatorship, no matter how hard you try.

    You're going to have to get used to hearing people speak the truth. We've gotten used to hearing how you and your propaganda ministers lie, twist, spin, and attack in order to avoid facing those truths, and it's not going to stop the truths from coming forth. Your nazi tactics don't work anymore. Real Americans are standing up to take their country back from you assholes. Deal with it.

     
  • At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The report cites a 1998 meeting in which then-director of the Central Intelligence Agency George Tenet presented a plan to capture Osama bin Laden, notes the New York Sun.

    "In his meeting with Tenet, Berger focused, however, on the question of what was to be done with Bin Ladin if he were actually captured," the report says, citing a May 1, 1998, CIA memo. "He worried that the hard evidence against Bin Ladin was still skimpy and that there was a danger of snatching him and bringing him to the United States only to see him acquitted."

    WHAT DID BERGER STEAL FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES??


    June 1999: The potential target was an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Afghanistan known as Tarnak Farms. But the commission cites Berger's handwritten notes on the meeting paper, which referred to "the presence of 7 to 11 families in the Tarnak Farms facility, which could mean 60-65 casualties." The Berger notes said, "if he responds, we're blamed."

    Berger didn't act because he was scared how OBL might react

    Dec. 4, 1999: National Security Council counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke sent Berger a memo suggesting a strike against al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan. According to the commission, however, in the "margin next to Clarke's suggestion to attack Al Qaeda facilities in the week before January 1, 2000, Berger wrote, 'no.'"

    August 2000: Berger was presented with a plan to attack bin Laden based on aerial surveillance from a "Predator" drone. "In the memo’s margin," the commission said, "Berger wrote that before considering action, 'I will want more than verified location: we will need, at least, data on pattern of movements to provide some assurance he will remain in place.'"
    Why did Berger make these critical decisions rather than the president??

    The commission report notes the decisions "were made by the Clinton administration under extremely difficult domestic political circumstances. Opponents were seeking the president's impeachment."

     
  • At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1993 - Bill Clinton never visited the World Trade Center after Khalid Sheik Mohammed's nephew's 1993 bombing of WTC.

    Bill Clinton DID have 4 shills arrested following the WTC93 attack, but he never cared about the dots connecting Ramzi Yousef directly to KSM(Al Qaeda #3, currently enjoying sunny Guantanamo). BTW, Yousef came into the US with an Iraqi passport.

    WTC-1993 was "9/11" Attempt #1, what did Clinton do after this ?

    Bill Clinton surrendered in Somolia in October 1993, resulting in OBL declaring the United States a "paper tiger"

    In January 1995, Ramzi Yousef's apartment in Manila exploded while he was mixing chemicals for "Project Bojinka", which was a plan to hijack 11 or 12 commercial airliners and fly them into the pentagon and other buildings (sound familiar??). Clinton had 5 more years in his administration to act on this information...but didn't

    What did the Clinton Administration do with this information??

    In April 1995, Clinton covered up reports of Terry Nichols associating with several middle eastern-looking men before the Oklahoma City bombing. It was too convenient to catch Nichols and McVeigh, and be done with it.

    ok, this is just speculation

    In November 1995, Clinton's response to the bombing in Riyadh, which killed 5 Americans, was to request to talk to the 4 saudis who were arrested after the act. Saudi Arabia denied clinton's request for discussion and beheaded the 4. Clinton fell back in line and did nothing more.

    Why didn't Clinton force this issue? The answer is because he was weak.

    March 8, 1996 Bill Clinton refused offers to take OBL because "he had not (yet) committed any crimes against the United States".

    Clinton could have prevented 9/11 right here...but didn't.

    June 25, 1996 Clinton did nothing as the Khobar Towers were bombed, killing 19 Americans.

    What was Clinton's response after this attack?

    July 17, 1996 - Al Gore and Bill Clinton discredited 270 independent eye witnesses that saw one or more ground-to-air missiles strike TWA Flight 800, killing all 230 people on board. Clinton ignored military experts that declared the airplane was in range of shoulder-fired missiles. Information discovered in 1999 showed that it was extremely possible that the flight was shot down by shoulder fired missiles.

    This was a terrorist attack on US Soil that the Clinton administration covered up

    Feb 1998 - OBL declares war against the United States.

    OBL declared war on the US on Clinton's watch. What did Clinton do after this??

    May 1, 1998 - Sandy Berger blocks a proposed plan to take military action against OBL and other terrorists. Berger and Clinton did not want to catch OBL because they feared he would come to a US court and be acquitted.

    Clinton could have prevented 9/11 by killing him right here, too.

    August 7, 1998 - As OBL organized and executes simultaneous bombings in Kenya and Tanzania killing 200 people,

    No response from Clinton

    August 17-20, 1998 - Bill Clinton admits lying under oath regarding an 'inappropriate relationship' with Monica...and 3 days later orders 13 cruise missiles to strike a Sudanese Aspirin Factory.

    This didn't do anything to prevent 9/11, but OBL had a headache he couldn't relieve for weeks!

    October 1998, Bill Clinton signed into law, the Iraqi Liberation Act

    December 1998, Clinton attacks Iraq under Operation Desert Fox. "The strikes were designed to deliver a serous blow to Saddam Hussein's capability to manufacture, store, maintain and deliver weapons of mass destruction and his ability to threaten or otherwise intimidate his neighbors."

    hmmmm....Clinton attacked Iraq in 1998 because of WMD....

    March 1999, Bill Clinton starts bombing Yugoslavia WITHOUT UN approval.

    Clinton bombs Yugoslavia WITHOUT UN APPROVAL?? Sounds like an illegal war

    June 1999 - Sandy Berger blocks another proposal to kill OBL in the Tarnak Farms (Afghanistan) terrorist camp. Berger blocked it because "the presence of 7-11 families, which could mean 60-65 casualties". Well, he saved the families of OBL's friends, but he didn't prevent 9/11.

    November 10, 1999 – Madeline Albright, Secretary of State, states, "Hussein has ... chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies."

    Clinton's Secretary of State claims Iraq has WMD?!?!

    December 4, 1999 - Sandy Berger blocks another proposal to kill OBL. Richard Clarke sent Berger a memo suggesting the strike. In the margin next to Clark'es suggestion, Berger simply wrote "no".

    Weak.

    August 2000, Sandy Berger blocks another proposal to kill OBL. He was targeted by an ARMED PREDATOR drone. Berger wanted "more than verified location". Again, this could have prevented 9/11

    No excuse here for the Clinton Administration. OBL was targeted by an armed predator, but they did NOTHING

    October 12, 2000, OBL kills 17 in the USS Cole Bombing. Clinton had 'no time' to react, but his only response was a promise "to find out who was responsible and hold them accountable". Again, no response from Clinton.

    The USS Cole was on Clinton's watch and Clinton did NOTHING, again.

     
  • At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    // Darrin the idiot said,
    // Meanwhile, what exactly did little georgie do prior to 9/11 again?


    The Democrats have controlled a branch of the government for longer than Bush had prior to 9/11. What have the Democrats accomplished in any area of legislation in the same amount of time that you wanted Bush to prevent 9/11 without infringing on the terrorist's civil rights?

     
  • At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    One of the first things Nancy Pelosi failed to do (but she did try) was to put the corrupt William Jefferson (D-LA) in charge of the Intelligence Committee. William Jefferson was caught on tape accepting a $100,000 bribe in a sting operation, joked about it on the tape, and was found with $90,000 hidden in his freezer. He also took National Guard members off Katrina life-saving roles to take a boat to his house to recover a ...small freezer. How many people in LA died because William Jefferson needed to save a freezer? What was in that freezer?

     
  • At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Rush is poison.

     
  • At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Universal Healthcare will be the downfall of the United States.

     
  • At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The future of America, after socialized medicine is observable in London today:

    There is such a lack of government-provided dentists in England that some people have gone so far as to pull their own teeth. Some have used superglue to stick crowns back on. One man did 14 extractions on himself ... with pliers.

    For a country that has grown reliant on government, government, government ... now patients are being forced to go to private dentists, which cost money. In fact 78% of people that went to private dentists say that they were there only because they couldn't find a National Health Service dentist. Only 15% were there because they wanted better treatment.

    This study showed that 6% of patients resorted to self-treatment, and one out of every five people decided to fore-go dental work because of the cost. One of the study's researchers ran across three people in one morning alone that had pulled out their own teeth.

    Here's where government shines. Over one-half of people said that new dentist contracts that the government introduced last year actually made quality of care worse. And 84% said that these changes failed to make it easier to find a dentist and be treated.

    Almost half of all dentists say that they no longer take NHS patients.

    Well .. that answers a lot of questions Americans have about our friends across the pond .. and it gives us another clear look at what things are going to be like in this country when we get Hillary's precious nationalized health care.

    source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/afp/20071015/tuk-britain-health-dentists-a7ad41d_1.html

     
  • At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have not lived elsewhere but my friends who have needed emergency healthcare including dental care have praised the quality of care they received in England. Their needs were met quickly and most effectively. This is in contrast to the dental care and medical care I and my family have received where I live. I must wait a month for a dental appointment and then the work is unsatisfactory. After arguments I settle for the unappleaing compromise the dentist offers. And, the misdiagnosis from doctors has been so bad I will no longer go to them. Large numbers of Americans are choosing to go out of the country for operations and medical care. THe medical care is many times better elsewhere.

    As for "socialized: medicne it merely means that the group (the government) sees to it that all members of the community (the country) are cared for. It's called Christianity and includes almost all other religious groups. It involves caring, compassion, love and, yes, intelligence.

    How have we Americans become so uncaring?

     
  • At 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I have not lived elsewhere but my friends who have needed emergency healthcare including dental care have praised the quality of care they received in England. Their needs were met quickly and most effectively. This is in contrast to the dental care and medical care I and my family have received where I live. I must wait a month for a dental appointment and then the work is unsatisfactory. After arguments I settle for the unappleaing compromise the dentist offers. And, the misdiagnosis from doctors has been so bad I will no longer go to them. Large numbers of Americans are choosing to go out of the country for operations and medical care. THe medical care is many times better elsewhere.

    As for "socialized: medicne it merely means that the group (the government) sees to it that all members of the community (the country) are cared for. It's called Christianity and includes almost all other religious groups. It involves caring, compassion, love and, yes, intelligence.

    How have we Americans become so uncaring?

     
  • At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    anonymous 10:53 am,
    I agree. The English are famous for their excellent teeth.

     
  • At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    4:27 I hope you have the wit to know you're not ready for "stand-up"

     
  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    9:44 AM,
    Keep your union job, its tough out there in the real world when you have no skills to help you negotiate your salary without a union boss.
    I, on the other hand, do not need a union.

    Unions (and Democrats) are destroying America!!

     
  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Monroe said…

    Kudos to the wingnuts who can actually write, perhaps coherent thought will come your way someday soon.

    I wrote to Overstock, being the only place I buy from on the Rush list of advertisers. They claim to have quit advertising on has site since the Michael J. Fox flap.

    I guess that just leaves Rush with Viagra ads as his main source of income. Clearly, Viagra know the Limbaugh crowd well, Rush listeners haven't gotten it up in years.

     
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger Mike Barer said…

    I can't take Rush or Bill O'Reilly seriously, but they do have followings. Mark Levin is scary on the other hand. Someone needs to stand up and debate him. I listen because he has a very alluring style. Great Blog post by the way.

    And to you right wingers. Notice how all the places worth visiting are all blue states. hmm!

     

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