Rush Limbaugh is in deep trouble.
14 months after his attacks on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, pressure on Limbaugh's advertisers by groups like the Flush Rush Facebook community and #stoprush Twitter has cost the right wing radio host more than 2,600 sponsors.
Rush Limbaugh's long career in radio has been defined by mean-spirited attacks on women, ethnic minorities, homosexuals, and the poor.
For many years that approach was his bread and butter--so much so that Clear Channel-owned Premiere Radio Networks gave him a lucrative 8 year, $400 million contract in 2008.
But this is no longer the United States that Limbaugh started his career in back in 1967. Each year our nation grows more diverse and tolerant. Notions of women or ethnic minorities as inferior to white males, of the poor as victims of their own laziness, and of homosexuals as sick people who don't deserve the right to marry are on their way out. Read more
Lest we forget, here are the highlights:
Susan Fluke … so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills.
What does that make her? It makes her a slut right? It makes her a prostitute! She wants to be paid to have sex
Ms. Fluke...Who bought your condoms in the 6th grade?
She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk.
Random hook-ups that these babes are encountering here … having sex nearly 3 times a day.
Ms Fluke and the rest of you FemiNazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex...then we want something in return, Ms. Fluke, and that would be the videos of this sex posted online so we can see.
There's more--a lot more. Although you can't find the transcript on Rush Limbaugh's website, which otherwise contains a meticulous archival treasure trove of hate speech. He erased it when he realized what he had done. Read more
Mitt Romney, as any presidential candidate – regardless of party – got invited to speak to the NAACP. At least Mitt accepted the invitation as his Republican predecessor George W. Bush, turned down the invite of this very influential African-American civil rights organization. Unfortunately, Mitt Romney showed by his speech that he is completely out of touch, not only with the African-American community but with average Americans in general. Read more
Despite across-the-board high U.S. unemployment and the platitudes of government officials, Congress and the President still hew to policies that allow almost a million new legal immigrant workers to enter the country annually.
The unemployment picture for returning veterans is particularly grim. One in three young vets is unemployed. Recently returning veterans age 18 to 24 are being disproportionately affected. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011, young male veterans had an unemployment rate of 29.1 percent, nearly double the rate of their nonveteran counterparts. And, unemployment for African American male vets tops 40 percent. Read more
It is by now old news that Martin Zimmerman has finally been arrested for the unprovoked killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, 17 yr old African American teenager on his way home from the store with a bit of junk food. It took over a month and huge public outcry to get even this small step towards justice but it is the right first step.
But in case you need something new to get outraged about I would like to call your attention to the equally, if not more, outrageous case of Kenneth Chamberlain's murder at the hands of Whiteplains NY police officers. Read more
Since George Zimmerman’s arrest, much has come out about George Zimmerman, much of it to portray the 29-year-old as just a really nice guy trying to protect this gated community in Sanford. It also shows just how much he involved himself into the string of burglaries that took place before that fateful night; handing out his card to victims of the burglaries after police had already questioned them.
Mr. Zimmerman was asked to start a neighborhood watch but he took it to another level, becoming sort of an unofficial private cop, carrying his gun with him when he patrolled as a neighborhood watch captain. Read more
The History and The Inspiration:
I began this article several months ago.
I never felt that it was ready for publication and one thing leading to another; it sat in my files untouched.
Today I was perusing my files and came upon it.
Trayvon Martin; they say; has made it Ok to talk about race in America again.
I hope that’s true because; Man have I got something to say.
Now God forbid you should think that I waited for anyone’s permission before publishing a piece on Racism.
But it does seem somehow………………………….tradgically prophetic(?) that I should have written; yet not finished this piece so soon before Trayvon’s horrible death and the subsequent outrage, and I believe, trauma experienced by America because of it.
This is because I perceive a change.
At least; I think I do.
I hope I am not alone.
We have had many young black men gunned down in this country before; many, in the Southern States. Read more
The stigma of racism seems to be a lasting legacy for America – no matter how we try to separate ourselves from it, mostly through our laws and our courts, we still can’t quite succeed. We fought a civil war to secure the freedom of those who would be enslaved and we passed a Civil Rights law in 1964 to further the freedom of many and legislate even further the concept put forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal. Read more
Was Trayvon Martin targeted because of his race or is this a case of an incompetent night watchmen?
Check out my poll question:http://thepoliticus.com/content/did-police-trayvon-martin-case-act-quickly-classify-his-shooting-self-defense-because-his-ra
Why isn't anyone in the main stream media calling Andrew Breitbart what he is? Andrew Breitbart is a racist!
Everything this guy tries to use against obama is always race based!
Shirley Sherrod Tape
Pimp and prostitute - ACORN
Obama College tape
Everything is about race with this guy! Why? Becaues he's a racist!
A federal judge in Montana; U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull recently sent out an email to a few of his personal friends, a racist joke about President Barack Obama. His email said:
“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.
“A little boy said to his mother; ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ “The e-mail joke reads.”His mother replied, ‘don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!’ “ Read more
Most of us have some idea of what we consider American but when someone uses the word un-American, what does that mean? Read more
Don't Vote. You don't have to. No one's going to make you. This isn't the Soviet Union. You won't be forced from your beds and dragged to the polls against your wills. Relax. Take a chill pill. Let it go. It'll all be fine without you. Read more
This is a great timeline that shows what happens when fear takes over for rational thought. Please see below:
Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherland, tried to have Jewish refugees expelled, claiming they would "infect" the colony. Read more
Let me say this up front and loudly: I’m a queer. Specifically, I’m a lesbian. I spent most of my life being ashamed of this, and hiding this, and making people around me miserable because I was living a lie. I’ve been physically attacked a number of times, and I’ve also been raped. My wife and I both have had bags of urine and feces thrown at us, and we’ve been spit on. Read more