Sunday, October 28, 2007

What Rush Said, In Context

From the September 26 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: Mike in Chicago, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER 1: Hi Rush, how you doing today?

LIMBAUGH: I'm fine sir, thank you.

CALLER 1: Good. Why is it that you always just accuse the Democrats of being against the war and suggest that there are absolutely no Republicans that could possibly be against the war?

LIMBAUGH: Well, who are these Republicans? I can think of Chuck Hagel, and I can think of Gordon Smith, two Republican senators, but they don't want to lose the war like the Democrats do. I can't think of -- who are the Republicans in the anti-war movement?

CALLER 1: I'm just -- I'm not talking about the senators. I'm talking about the general public -- like you accuse the public of all the Democrats of being, you know, wanting to lose, but --

LIMBAUGH: Oh, come on! Here we go again. I uttered a truth, and you can't handle it, so you gotta call here and change the subject. How come I'm not also hitting Republicans? I don't know a single Republican or conservative, Mike, who wants to pull out of Iraq in defeat. The Democrats have made the last four years about that specifically.

CALLER 1: Well, I am a Republican, and I've listened to you for a long time, and you're right on a lot of things, but I do believe that we should pull out of Iraq. I don't think it's winnable. And I'm not a Democrat, but I just -- sometimes you've got to cut the losses.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you -- you --

CALLER 1: I mean, sometimes you really gotta know when you're wrong.

LIMBAUGH: Well, yeah, you do. I'm not wrong on this. The worst thing that can happen is losing this, flying out of there, waving the white flag. Do you have --

CALLER 1: Oh, I'm not saying that. I'm not saying anything like that, but, you know --

LIMBAUGH: Well, of course you are.

CALLER 1: No, I'm not.

LIMBAUGH: Bill, the truth is -- the truth is the truth, Mike.

CALLER 1: We did what we were supposed to do, OK. We got rid of Saddam Hussein. We got rid of a lot of the terrorists. Let them run their country --

LIMBAUGH: Oh, good lord! Good lord.


CALLER 1: How long is it gonna -- how long do you think we're going to have to be there for them to take care of that?


CALLER 1: How long -- you know -- what is it?


CALLER 1: What is it?

LIMBAUGH: Mike, you can't possibly be a Republican.

CALLER 1: I am.

LIMBAUGH: You are -- you are --

CALLER 1: I am definitely a Republican.

LIMBAUGH: You can't be a Republican. You are --

CALLER 1: Oh, I am definitely a Republican.

LIMBAUGH: You are tarnishing the reputation, 'cause you sound just like a Democrat.

CALLER 1: No, but --

LIMBAUGH: The answer to your question --

CALLER 1: -- seriously, how long do we have to stay there --

LIMBAUGH: As long as it takes!

CALLER 1: -- to win it? How long?

LIMBAUGH: As long as it takes! It is very serious.

CALLER 1: And that is what?

LIMBAUGH: This is the United States of America at war with Islamofascists. We stay as long -- just like your job. You do everything you have to do, whatever it takes to get it done, if you take it seriously.

CALLER 1: So then you say we need to stay there forever --

LIMBAUGH: I -- it won't --

CALLER 1: -- because that's what it'll take.

LIMBAUGH: No, Bill, or Mike -- I'm sorry. I'm confusing you with the guy from Texas.

CALLER 1: See, I -- I've used to be military, OK? And I am a Republican.

LIMBAUGH: Yeah. Yeah.

CALLER 1: And I do live [inaudible] but --

LIMBAUGH: Right. Right. Right, I know.

CALLER 1: -- you know, really -- I want you to be saying how long it's gonna take.

LIMBAUGH: And I, by the way, used to walk on the moon!

CALLER 1: How long do we have to stay there?

LIMBAUGH: You're not listening to what I say. You can't possibly be a Republican. I'm answering every question. That's not what you want to hear, so it's not even penetrating your little wall of armor you've got built up.


LIMBAUGH: Another Mike, this one in Olympia, Washington. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER 2: Hi Rush, thanks for taking my call.

LIMBAUGH: You bet.

CALLER 2: I have a retort to Mike in Chicago, because I am a serving American military, in the Army. I've been serving for 14 years, very proudly.

LIMBAUGH: Thank you, sir.

CALLER 2: And, you know, I'm one of the few that joined the Army to serve my country, I'm proud to say, not for the money or anything like that. What I would like to retort to is that, if we pull -- what these people don't understand is if we pull out of Iraq right now, which is about impossible because of all the stuff that's over there, it'd take us at least a year to pull everything back out of Iraq, then Iraq itself would collapse, and we'd have to go right back over there within a year or so. And --

LIMBAUGH: There's a lot more than that that they don't understand. They can't even -- if -- the next guy that calls here, I'm gonna ask him: Why should we pull -- what is the imperative for pulling out? What's in it for the United States to pull out? They can't -- I don't think they have an answer for that other than, "Well, we just gotta bring the troops home."

CALLER 2: Yeah, and, you know what --

LIMBAUGH: "Save the -- keep the troops safe" or whatever. I -- it's not possible, intellectually, to follow these people.

CALLER 2: No, it's not, and what's really funny is, they never talk to real soldiers. They like to pull these soldiers that come up out of the blue and talk to the media.

LIMBAUGH: The phony soldiers.

CALLER 2: The phony soldiers. If you talk to a real soldier, they are proud to serve. They want to be over in Iraq. They understand their sacrifice, and they're willing to sacrifice for their country.

LIMBAUGH: They joined to be in Iraq. They joined --

CALLER 2: A lot of them -- the new kids, yeah.

LIMBAUGH: Well, you know where you're going these days, the last four years, if you signed up. The odds are you're going there or Afghanistan or somewhere.

CALLER 2: Exactly, sir.
It's absolutely clear that Rush is calling ANY SOLIDER WHO OPPOSES THE WAR a "phony soldier". If you read that and think otherwise, you are simply STUPID. There's nothing else to it. No one with even a part of a brain could read that transcript and seriously think that Rush is talking about people posing as soldiers. He is talking about soldiers opposed to the war.

Rush Limbaugh hates our troops. And if you listen to him and believe the hate he spews, you're an idiot too.
Wow, talk about over-reaction on the part of the media: 11 Year Olds, Birth Control, and the MSM.

Judge Voids Un-Auditable California Election. The last governor's election in Washington state should have also been voided, as the voting machines in Snohomish county didn't allow for a recount.

Anderson Cooper on R-67. Note this line in the post: The insurance industry is spending a stunning $8 million on deceptive ads to make sure that you are confused... because confused voters almost always vote "no." They are spending $8 million (that could be spent taking care of the people they insure) on ads against a measure that simply says they have to pay out what they claim they will pay out when people get sick. We need a new health care system in this country, one that doesn't involve for-profit companies getting rich when their customers die.

The administration supports screws the troops: by making sure they don't get enough days to qualify for the GI Bill. More evidence that Republicans like Blackwater Mercenary Scum more than they like our own soldiers.

Speaking of Blackwater Mercenary Scum, the Iraqi government wants them gone, but why would the Republican leadership of the War in Iraq want to get rid of war-profiteers like Blackwater?

Republicans attack a 12-year-old and his family, spreading lies about him, because he dares to support health care for more children.

Other Republicans destroy years of painstaking undercover work fighting al-Qaeda because... well, because they can. Shouldn't people who help the terrorists, like these Republicans did, be considered traitors?

If you haven't yet watched this video of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders explaining how his heart was changed on the subject of same-sex marriage, maybe you should check it out now.

Back to Health Care: John Edwards gets it:
"To show Congress just how serious I am, on the first day of my administration, I will submit legislation that ends health care coverage for the president, all members of Congress, and all senior political appointees in both branches of government on July 20th, 2009 - unless we have passed universal health care reform," Edwards said in a speech to the Laborers Leadership Convention.
I'll vote for Edwards gladly if he's the Democratic nominee. Anyone who understands that the rich bastards in government don't deserve government funded health care if the average citizen doesn't get the same thing gets my vote.

Thoreau notes that moderate Muslims do speak out, but are ignored by the various propaganda arms of the Republican terror-monger party.

More on health: How to Wash Your Hands.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

So What?

So, there are reports that Dick Cheney is Barack Obama's ninth cousin once removed. All I can say is: Big Deal. I'm Barack's eighth cousin once removed. When you go back that many generations, it simply isn't significant.

I find my relation to Barack much more interesting, as his mother is my eighth cousin, and we both have the same maiden name. We're both direct descendants from the same guy.

But interesting doesn't make significant. Third cousins, maybe. Fourth cousins, possibly. But much past that, and it just doesn't matter.

More on Blackwater Mercenaries

Blackwater is worse than Abu Ghraib.

Each Blackwater mercenary costs us six times as much as a US soldier.

Blackwater Manager Earns More Than Double General Petraeus, the head of a 34-man security team makes more than TWICE the top US commander in Iraq. And guess who is paying for the mercenaries? That's right, WE are. Why are we paying scumbag mercenaries to do these jobs when American troops could do them better?

Monday, October 22, 2007


I don't know how to categorize this story, but I found it worth reading.

Healthcare Myths on ABC's 20/20. A summary of effective Healthcare Systems.

Bush is a war criminal.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Blackwater is a Terrorist Organization

And Congress should declare them as such, and ban them for good. The United States should not be using terrorist mercenaries to fight our battles.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Republican Coulter

Ann Coulter is... oh heck, just read what she said:
If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women.
In short, Ann Coulter wants to take away the right to vote from women. Think about that. She's a major Republican talking head, and she WANTS TO TAKE AWAY MY RIGHT TO VOTE. Not to mention her own right to vote. In fact, losing the vote is "a personal fantasy" for her. Which might come true, for her alone at least, as she is being investigated for vote fraud.

And, seriously, what is with that Adam's apple? I've never seen any other "woman" with such a prominent Adam's apple. Maybe she wants women to lose the vote then she'll reveal that she's been a guy all along. Or maybe she's just so freaking skinny that her throat is trying to escape her neck.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


In only the fourth veto of his "presidency", Bush vetoed a bi-partisan health care proposal that would have helped 4 million poor children.

Bush hates kids.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


They are not "contractors"! They are MERCENARIES. Call them what they are. They are hired soldiers with no allegiance to anything but money and death.

They are also illegal. The United States should never be hiring mercenaries to fight our battles. The fact that they not only exist, but exist in larger numbers than our own legitimate troops, should scare the crap out of anyone who believes in a free country.

Blackwater = mercenaries.

Bush has built up his own private army. Can we impeach him for that?!???

Monday, October 01, 2007


Rush Limbaugh's Phony Soldiers.

Wife of Health Care Victim responds to a hit piece which insults her, and her dead husband.

Speaking of health care, Bush continues to hate children and plans to veto attempts to get more children health care coverage.

The Salvation Army hates women. But then, I've known for a long time that the Salvation Army sucks.

A student is punished for posting an insult about school administrators on her blog. She posted it outside of school, but the administration argues that because the website can be seen on school computers, it's the same as if she'd yelled it in the hallway. Unfortunately, a judge actually was stupid enough to agree with the administration. Ug.

Music professor denied entry to the United States, and the State Department won't tell her why. This story is just disgusting, as well. Will we have any rights left after this government is through?

US Soldiers in Iraq denied freedom of religion.

Rush Limbaugh is actually the first one to make the Betray Us wordplay. But it's always ok when neocons do it. Then again, maybe everyone just excuses Rush because he's so addled by his drug addictions.

And again, if liberals had rewritten the lyrics to "God Bless America" to condemn the country, every single news outlet would be screaming for blood. But it's always ok when radical ultra-Christians do it.

Lawbloggers and the Jena Six.

Republican politician is well-versed on how evil liberals are for daring to exercise their first amendment rights to criticize a general, but she didn't even know the name of the last soldier from her district to die in Iraq.