The Watering Hole: Wednesday, March 7, 2012: tHump Day.

What, me worry?

After losing 3 dozen advertisers this past week, Rush Limbaugh gained a new sponsor, Acme Pharmapseudicals, makers of douche supplies.

“We’re going to put Rush’s face on all our products,” a Pharmapseudical spokesperson said, speaking under a promise of anonymity. “Limbaugh seems a natural for our products. I mean, when you think of Rush, you think, what a douchebag!”

Rumors have it Rush is negotiating to be the new face of Preparation H as well. The public relations Pfolks at Pfizer were tight-lipped about it, but off the record, one confided getting Rush would be a big score. “He’s the biggest and best known asshole in America.” the insider said. “And right now, when you think of Limbaugh, you can’t help but think, ‘what a pain in the ass!’ The product tie-in is a natural.”

THIS IS OUR OPEN THREAD. RUSH’S CAREER MAY BE FLAMING OUT FASTER THAN THE HINDENBURG BLIMP LINE. ROMNEY SCORES BIG OVER SANTORUM ON STUPOR TUESDAY. ADD YOUR 2 CENTS BELOW.

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121 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Wednesday, March 7, 2012: tHump Day.

  1. I know this quote was posted yesterday, but BNF’s topic today brought it straight back to mind, and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to post again the words of RJ Eskow on Huff Post (March 6, 2012):

    As most people now know, Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a ‘slut’ and compared her to a prostitute. When a backlash arose, he doubled down and said that “we’ are paying for her to have sex then her sex life should be put on the Internet.” Never mind the illogic of his argument: Including contraception in an insurance plan doesn’t ‘pay people to have sex,’ any more than [treating] Rush’s heart problems with a paramedic and an ambulance was paying him to be fat.
    (bold added)

  2. When the dangers of fracking are discussed, the conversation centers around the dangers to the drinking water supply.
    Valid.
    But, of equal concern is the seemingly ubiquitous danger to our food supply which contains varying degrees of tainted water.

    • Agreed. Irrigation can use a lot of water pumped up from aquifers. If these waters are contaminated, the chemicals not pulled directly into food crops will precipitate out and remain in the soil, remaining a source of contamination.

  3. Porta-Potty announced their support of Excellence in Broadcasting.
    “Our product is where you go when you need to take a dump”
    “We are literally a repository full of shit”.
    “We suck shit, it’s our job”
    Describing the decision to endorse Rush the spokesperson stated: “It stinks, you dread any physical contact with it and you only use it as a last resort” are some of the quotes used to describe their latest advertiser.
    Rush represents that so well how could we not sponsor him?

  4. Gary Spivey to advertise with Rush.
    Noted psychic Gary Spivey will begin advertising with Rush.
    Rush, like me, is really really out there so his audience should appreciate what I have to sell them.

    http://www.garyspivey.com/

        • Not mine, no, but by my old college buddy Denny Green. It’s an Acorn Woodpecker from the Santa Ynez Valley in CA. He recently spent a couple of weeks wandering SoCal looking for birds and found a LOT of them. If/when I get some time I’ll try post a bunch of them on my blog.

  5. Rush could always divorce his present spouse and become a Catholic priest.

    • One wonders if his ‘wife’ has an opinion worth noting on her husband’s behaviour…..

      …. but then she married him, so probably not.

      • I’m not convinced that they even see each other in that big house of his. Where does she sleep? With him? Only for the money. Would that make her a slut or a prostitute?

        • And if she uses birth control (other than – ‘get lost you fat pig, i’m only here to tell your friends you are awesome in bed, not to actually sleep with you’), and presumably she does and pays for it herself – are these ‘occupational expenses’ that she can deduct?

  6. While all eyes in the media have been fixated on a vicious, bloated, drug-addled mysogynist and the GOP Clown Car careening aroung the country….. President Obama’s most dangerous opponent was in town, dictating to the US what it’s foreign policy will be for the months up to the US election.

    This analysis by former Chimpy cheerleader and apologist, Andrew Sullivan, is really quite chilling.

    And the equation is very simple: after the election, presuming Obama dispatches likely-opponent Romney on the grounds of rising economic performance and the ‘oh God Romney, really?’ effect, Netanyahu will have no leverage on Obama at all and he knows it.

    I am afraid Netanyahu is preparing to vote early in the US Presidential Election.

    Well look on the bright side, Jesus will be coming back soon.

  7. Limbaugh and hemmorhoids, what a natural fit!
    What about a tile cleaner that takes care of stubborn scum stains?

  8. Crazy Shelly is given a chance to condemn Lushbo. She doesn’t fail to disappoint. She goes to the default position that “the left” does it and the “real issue is Obamacare”. I guess that after being soundly rejected on the national stage and facing a tough reelection campaign in a redrawn district she realizes she can’t risk pissing Lushbo off.

    • Have to give some credit for Morgan’s treatment of her – he called her for not answering the question several times. Although he let a lot of BS go by – Bachman filibusters like the best of them:

      1. Tell your big lie or two if you can in the first sentence
      2. Say that the other side does it too
      3. Talk incessantly about something not totally unrelated but is a talking point you’d love to push out until the host cries ‘uncle’ and goes to commercial

  9. @billmaher:
    “Hate to defend #RushLimbaugh but he apologized, liberals looking bad not accepting. Also hate intimidation by sponsor pullout”

    My $.02 … Rush is a vile, disgusting gasbag but Maher speaks from firsthand experience. Speech is only supposed to be free, not courteous, not pleasant, not enlightening, not even sane. We Americans seem to like the idea of free speech as long as it’s the particular strain of free speech that agrees with what we’re saying.

    The chief complaint I have about Rush isn’t with him so much but with the members of an elected political party in this country who figuratively kiss his ring and his ass and take policy cues from him.

    • I often disagree with Bill Maher and this is one of those times. Lushbo’s infraction wasn’t a one-liner; it was a concentrated, rehearsed, and ongoing attack against a private citizen who didn’t do anything wrong. It was intended to do personal harm to his victim and even crossed the line into, IMO, slander and defamation of character. Plus, his “apology” was nothing of the sort. The original “apology” contained language that condemned his victim and then Lushbo went on to spend two shows, and counting, blaming “libruls” for forcing him to “apologize”.

    • It ultimately doesn’t matter of liberals at large accept his apology or not. The person to whom the apology was directed said it seemed insincere.

      Rush does have the right to be nasty. He’s been exercising that right for over 20 years now.

      We also have the right to exercise our free speech and shout, just as loudly as he does, that we don’t like it.

      • And the sad reality, in this country, money talks. The only way to get our voices heard, in a meaningful way, is to go after the money.

        Just my $0.02 as well.

  10. I hope the fat bastard get his fucking ass sued off….and fired

    realistically neither will come to pass

      • Lumpy is much bigger than Beck — in every way. He’s a money machine, and the corporate interests won’t get rid of him just because he’s an asshole to a girl.

  11. Speaking of useless buckets of slime. It’s worth reading every single word (and the comments). Breitbart was a good husband and dad? Well, goodie for him even if it’s true — and given his apparent problems with drinking and drugs, I’m dubious. Breitbart and the media that boosted him — disgusting.

  12. Santorum is not a member of Opus Dei, so he says, but his chosen parish church has deep ties to the organization:

    “St. Catherine is one of only about 10 sites in Virginia that offers “evenings of recollection.” These are monthly, hour-and-a-half long talks by lay people and priests belonging to Opus Dei. They are segregated by sex—St. Catherine men who attend these do so at the Reston Study Center, one town over, while women attend them at St. Catherine.”

    Sex-segregation for adults is commonplace for Opus Dei. Santorum is not just a weekly-mass Catholic; but a daily-mass Catholic. This too:

    “In 2002, Santorum travelled to Rome with high-profile American members for the 100th birthday of Opus Dei’s founder, Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer. (The five-day event is where Santorum first criticized John F. Kennedy’s “separation of church and state” speech, speaking to a reporter.) He has also sent two of his sons to the Heights School, a Washington, D.C. school with ties to Opus Dei.”

    http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/101420/santorums-church-opus-dei

  13. Interesting opinion piece about the outcome of a lawsuit, should Fluke go after Rush. The author argues, that once Rush ends up in a position of having to be deposed, she wins. And he’ll want to settle. The argument here is Rush has way more to hide than she does.

    Because discovery is Rush Limbaugh’s Achilles’ Heal. And standing to bring suit gets Ms Fluke to the place where she can depose Mr Limbaugh. She wins by getting it that far; it need go no further, thus making it irrelevant if she’s a “public” or “private” persona.

    • Sorry, more I look at Bibi’s visit to town to tell the US what to do and look at the Eric Holder statement that the constitution no longer prevents Bills of Attainder…. the Rush story is small beans… :(

    • Achilles’ Heal.

      SRSLY? Is that the way it was written and you copied and pasted? Whomever wrote that is immediately suspect in my book.

      Geeze, editor heel thyself.

    • TtT – that links to a TyT about Pat Robertson.
      Do you recall which day the show about the destruction of the US Const. ran?

    • DN does a good job breaking down the consequences

      Democracy Now 06 March 2012

      Attorney General Eric Holder Defends Legality of Targeted Killings of U.S. Citizens Overseas

      Using armed drones, President Obama has overseen the targeted killing of at least three U.S. civilians overseas — more than President Bush did in office. Are the killings legal? Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, says Attorney General Eric Holder’s defense on Monday of the Obama administration’s policy authorizing the assassination of U.S. citizens abroad “left open more questions than it answered.

  14. Steve Kornacki thinks Limbaugh walked right into the contraception trap:

    “The specific threat to Republicans involves a very specific type of voter: the unmarried woman. In 2008, Barack Obama beat John McCain by 41 points among single women, and John Kerry’s 2004 margin over Bush was 25 percent. This is where the gender gap that we hear about every four years come from. Single women tend to be receptive to Democratic candidates, and hostile to Republicans and their culture war politics. As Greg Sargent noted, there is already some evidence that the contraception debate is pushing single women who had defected from the Obama camp back into his fold. The Limbaugh drama could accelerate this trend.”

  15. I don’t think Sandra Fluke will have any trouble paying for law school when so many morons are lining up for slander suits. Well-known shitheel Bryan Fischer demonstrates his own enormous respect for women and should simply hand his bank account over to Fluke now, saving all sorts of legal fees.

    Then, after proclaiming that the Right always treats women respectfully, he then proceeded to again attack Fluke as a someone who is “sleeping with so many guys she can’t keep track [and] doing it three times a day” while wondering if President Obama would be proud if his daughters turned out like that:

    I know the Right makes up lies about other people all the time, but it’s usually a public figure like the President or a vague group (liberals!) being slandered. Fluke is a non-public individual who is personally being slandered in the most reprehensible way over the public airwaves. I hope she cleans him out completely.

    • I really, really, hope she has the will and the “mean streak” to pull the trigger on these sick freaks. It’s long past time some of them were hauled in front of a judge and forced to explain themselves after swearing on a Bible. Assuming of course that they don’t burst into flames the second they touch a copy of the holy book they misrepresent so often.

  16. Thank you for all your good wishes regarding my Honeybump.

    The blood work was par for the course in a dog of her age (10-11 years), and she’s got arthritis in her front legs and shoulders. Still off of her food and water, and she’s gained about 8 pounds in a very short time. Seems like fluid build-up.

    I can’t afford a bunch of x-rays and extra testing, so we’re waiting. She doesn’t seem to be suffering, but she obviously doesn’t feel good.

      • The vet gave me some sort of analgesic for her (from the free cupboard). I swallowed my pride cuz I don’t want her in a lot of discomfort.

    • It’s rather unusual, I should think, and it’s definitely sad that so many denizens here have pets and critters that are in poor health or have recently died.

      What’s with that?

      • We’re all on the same pet schedule. Next we’ll be hearing about all the adorable new kittens and puppies we’re all adopting.

  17. Gucci Little Piggy: Sandra Fluke is a lesbian pirate because one of her fingers is longer than the other

    One of the “brighter” commenters on the original post:

    This finger length analysis from candid photos is nonsense. There are too many knuckle-bends in all directions, combined with skewed camera position, to get an accurate measurement. There has to be some standard for this, such as hands pressed flat against a flat surface, with all fingers together, or each finger extending in a straight line from its source carpal (or metacarpal, whatever it is).

    Having said that, she looks like a fat, ugly cunt — which is what Rush should have called her, as it does not imply sluttiness. He’s entitled, because libs call him a fat ugly cunt all the time.

    Moron men are terrified of lesbian pirates. ;)

    • I would also like to add that we are drilling here and drilling now. We have quadrupled the number of domestic drilling rigs in the last three years and are drilling more new wells than the rest of the world combined. We are already the third leading oil producing nation and gasoline is our biggest export.

      Drilling here and now is as effective at lowering gas prices as the Bush tax cuts were at creating new jobs but no one, and I mean no one, in the MSM is making that point.

    • Cool! It seems like someone has posted this same video just about everywhere I’ve visited tonight. Everywhere but ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS. Damned “librul media”! Don’t they have anything better to do than push “Karl Marx Alinsky” a.k.a. Barak Obama down America’s collective throat?

    • He’ll make a strong President. Able to make and stick to decisions.//
      Wooden. Born without a personality and never acquired one..

  18. Romney is not a leader, he is a CEO. He will do what the Boards of Directors tell him to.
    Santorum, Gingritch and Paul are not leaders either, they are freaks. Shrieking idealists spouting mayhem and doom.
    Barack Obama is a leader. He has to deal with incorrigible factions the likes of bankers, the military industrial complex, and weaselly foreign leaders like Gunjammin’ Nukem’yahoo. Still, I believe he has a plan, and the focus and the political savvy to make it happen.

  19. ‘White House hopeful Mitt Romney distilled his call to boost US energy production into a pithy truism, telling voters that while wind energy was admirable, “you can’t drive a car with a windmill on it.” ‘

    Especially when that space already has a dead dog up there.

  20. ASSuming Romney is the Republican Presidential Nominee…WHICH Romney is the nominee?

    Recognizing that Republicans have mortally wounded each other during the primaries, their only hope is that rising gas prices will push the economy into a depression this summer…..

    (yeah, like that takes a prophet to foresee?)

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