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Old 02-04-2020, 09:43 PM
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Talked about it? No he actually did it, I'd wager he's committed more to philanthropy than anyone on this board combined and counting, so if you are going to say something bad about someone you have to bring up the good as well. Most people are not fully good or bad, Rush Limbaugh did some good in this world as well, you have to look at the whole picture.
Most people live middle-of-the-road lives and neither do great good or great harm.

Limbaugh has done massive harm. A few donations won't get him off the hook and, if he is a religious man, won't fool God. Indulgences don't work anymore (never did but we don't even pretend they do anymore).

The man is a toxic shit stain on humanity. I do not wish cancer on anyone. Not at all. Not even a little bit. If I could wave a magic wand and cure him I would (he might be last in line but I would). Beyond that I cannot generate much sympathy for the man. I do not want him to suffer but I won't shed a tear for him either.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:00 PM
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Talked about it? No he actually did it, I'd wager he's committed more to philanthropy than anyone on this board combined and counting, so if you are going to say something bad about someone you have to bring up the good as well-
Nah, thatís what the other thread is for...
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:24 PM
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Well the guy raised/gave millions of dollars to charity among them for cancer so he has done some good things, now maybe it's not that much considering his massive net worth, but maybe he'll donate some more of his fortune to worthy causes before he dies.
But the Medal of Freedom isn't earned by donating to charity. It's earned by making a meritorious contribution to US national security, which Limbaugh hasn't done, or to world peace (ditto) or to American culture. Limbaugh hasn't done any of those. Compare Limbaugh to past winners during any presidency, and you can easily see how sadly he's lacking. Shame on him for the damage he's caused this country, and shame on the president who's so ignorant and arrogant that he's corrupted what was, up until now, an honor.
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Do you realize there hasn't been a Medal of Freedom awarded in the field of philosophy since 1985, when it was awarded to.....shit, forgot already.

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But the Medal of Freedom isn't earned by donating to charity. It's earned by making a meritorious contribution to US national security, which Limbaugh hasn't done, or to world peace (ditto) or to American culture. Limbaugh hasn't done any of those. Compare Limbaugh to past winners during any presidency, and you can easily see how sadly he's lacking. Shame on him for the damage he's caused this country, and shame on the president who's so ignorant and arrogant that he's corrupted what was, up until now, an honor.
I never mentioned the Medal of Freedom and in fact didn't know he had been awarded it when I made my post, the only point I was making is that few human beings are fully good or bad and if you are going to trash the man it's important to mention his philanthropy and charity as well before you condemn the man, life is very rarely so black and white.
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I never mentioned the Medal of Freedom and in fact didn't know he had been awarded it when I made my post, the only point I was making is that few human beings are fully good or bad and if you are going to trash the man it's important to mention his philanthropy and charity as well before you condemn the man, life is very rarely so black and white.
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I never mentioned the Medal of Freedom and in fact didn't know he had been awarded it when I made my post, the only point I was making is that few human beings are fully good or bad and if you are going to trash the man it's important to mention his philanthropy and charity as well before you condemn the man, life is very rarely so black and white.
You argue your point eloquently, but I donít think itís THAT good...
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:39 PM
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I never mentioned the Medal of Freedom and in fact didn't know he had been awarded it when I made my post, the only point I was making is that few human beings are fully good or bad and if you are going to trash the man it's important to mention his philanthropy and charity as well before you condemn the man, life is very rarely so black and white.
If person-X is a pedophile and raped 100 children during his life would you be telling us to consider that the man donated $1 million to a charity so he really is not so bad?

I am not saying Limbaugh is a pedophile. I am saying that is the kind of argument you are trying to make.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:49 PM
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If person-X is a pedophile and raped 100 children during his life would you be telling us to consider that the man donated $1 million to a charity so he really is not so bad?

I am not saying Limbaugh is a pedophile. I am saying that is the kind of argument you are trying to make.
Who are we talking about Michael Jackson? Wow you are just being silly now.
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Any chance of getting Weezer to perform at the ceremony?
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:38 AM
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Remember when Rush was about the worst the right had to offer?
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Old 02-05-2020, 12:40 AM
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I believe the pattern is, ignore it and say nothing when he says something offensive and/or stupid, and quote him when you agree with him. Using this plan conservatives won't ever have to dump him, no matter what he says or does.
This pattern is not unique to one side or the other.

Liberals don't call out liberal assholes, and conservatives don't call out conservative assholes. Been that way for a while.
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First, there is no liberal equivalent to Limbaugh. There is no one on the left with his reach and his decades of spewing obviously dishonest, factually incorrect bullshit. Second, liberals call out liberal assholes all the time. That's why you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone around here defending Bill Maher. It's also why you'd be hard pressed to find Al Franken in the Senate.
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What liberal assholes are out there that you don't feel are getting called out?
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Old 02-05-2020, 06:59 AM
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Any chance of getting Weezer to perform at the ceremony?
Almost. Almost. He sure didn't look like he was feeling very good at the SOTU last night.

Okay, as I wrote in the other thread: He's got his Medal now. Now he can drop dead already.
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:32 AM
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This pattern is not unique to one side or the other.

Liberals don't call out liberal assholes, and conservatives don't call out conservative assholes. Been that way for a while.
Who is the liberal equivalent of Limbaugh and what medal did he get?
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Liberals don't call out liberal assholes, and conservatives don't call out conservative assholes. Been that way for a while.
There's plenty of liberal assholes. They're just not as heinous as conservative assholes.
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I am not saying Limbaugh is a pedophile.
I'm pretty sure he's said that about others though.
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Yeah, we lefties would never go into 'circular firing squad' mode. Just doesn't happen!
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There's plenty of liberal assholes. They're just not as heinous as conservative assholes.
For some reason, liberals canít pull off the highly partisan fear-mongering talk radio show format. And conservatives canít pull off the humorous political talk show format. Go figure.
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I don't know, Colbert gave it a pretty good run.
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I don't know, Colbert gave it a pretty good run.
I'm not sure you understood the joke.
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To hell with Rush Limbaugh. He's spent decades peddling bigotry, hate, and lies. Fuck him. And as far as talking about him now, or after he is FINALLY dead:

ďPeople donít become better when theyíre dead; you just talk about them as if they are. But itís not true! People are still assholes, theyíre just dead assholes!Ē - Lemmy


ALSO, what the fuck was up with the SOTU? A scumbag piece of shit like Limbaugh gets a fucking medal, while the last of the Tuskeegee Airmen - a REAL patriot and hero - gets jack shit???? Fuck Limbaugh.

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This pattern is not unique to one side or the other.

Liberals don't call out liberal assholes, and conservatives don't call out conservative assholes. Been that way for a while.
How about some examples?
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ALSO, what the fuck was up with the SOTU? A scumbag piece of shit like Limbaugh gets a fucking medal, while the last of the Tuskeegee Airmen - a REAL patriot and hero - gets jack shit???? Fuck Limbaugh.
Well, he did get promoted Brigadier General (if I heard correctly, wasn't listening closely), and probably preferred that.
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For a second, I thought Trump made Limbaugh a general. The times we live in.
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The hate which Rush helped ignite cannot easily be undone.
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This pattern is not unique to one side or the other.

Liberals don't call out liberal assholes, and conservatives don't call out conservative assholes. Been that way for a while.
Yeah, dipshit, that explains why YOU assholes elected the pussygrabber, while Al Franken's out of a job and Anthony Weiner's in jail.
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Yeah, dipshit, that explains why YOU assholes elected the pussygrabber, while Al Franken's out of a job and Anthony Weiner's in jail.
Yup.
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My parents listened to Rush religiously when I was growing up. I still have that stupid Do do do do do song stuck in my head from time to time. His bullshit is part of the reason I was shaped into a pretty awful fucking person for awhile before I came to my senses. I have a special hatred for him.
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Because the audiences that liberal talk shows would appeal to aren't driven by fear.
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... I still have that stupid Do do do do do song stuck in my head from time to time... .
It's actually a pretty good song. I have no idea if The Pretenders ever tried to stop him from using it, or if they tried and failed. (Or if they welcomed it, which I doubt.)
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It's actually a pretty good song. I have no idea if The Pretenders ever tried to stop him from using it, or if they tried and failed. (Or if they welcomed it, which I doubt.)
She donates the royalties to PETA, apparently:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_City_Was_Gone
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Yeah, dipshit, that explains why YOU assholes elected the pussygrabber, while Al Franken's out of a job and Anthony Weiner's in jail.
Weiner's out. I saw him on the subway a few weeks ago.
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Weiner's out. I saw him on the subway a few weeks ago.
If this is a joke, I appreciate it.

If not, then, well, carry on.
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She donates the royalties to PETA, apparently:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_City_Was_Gone
Most excellent solution, thanks for the info.
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If this is a joke, I appreciate it.

If not, then, well, carry on.
Not a joke. margin said he was in jail. He's not. He got out last year, and I did in fact see him on the subway recently.

Not a big deal, just correcting a trivial misstatement of fact.
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Not a joke. margin said he was in jail. He's not. He got out last year, and I did in fact see him on the subway recently.



Not a big deal, just correcting a trivial misstatement of fact.
It was the way that you said it that made it sound like a joke. I was going to compliment you on it.
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It was the way that you said it that made it sound like a joke. I was going to compliment you on it.
OK. Yes, it would have been funny if I were making a joke about some subway pervert. And believe me, I've seen plenty.

But it was just a bit of triva.
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OK. Yes, it would have been funny if I were making a joke about some subway pervert. And believe me, I've seen plenty.

But it was just a bit of triva.
Ah, pity. I mean, good news for Wiener I guess. But pity it wasn't a joke about subway pervs.

To be fair, when I lived in New York, I really didn't see many oddballs on the subway, and I don't think I ever saw anyone flashing their danglies.
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If person-X is a pedophile and raped 100 children during his life would you be telling us to consider that the man donated $1 million to a charity so he really is not so bad?

I am not saying Limbaugh is a pedophile. I am saying that is the kind of argument you are trying to make.
David Chappelle makes a decent argument that Bill Cosby the rapist had redeeming qualities. Sure, he's still a rapist but he did some good when he wasn't raping people.
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I voted for Hillary. I said so at the time.
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Just so long as his last year or two are spent in horrible mind breaking scream at the heavens agony. Fuck that rancid lousy son of a bitch.
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Limbaughís 69. With modern treatments, thereís a good chance heíll hang on another year or two. If you make it to 70 you canít really complain too much, IMO.
Well, at least his life will not be pointless..




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