another nail in Rush Limbaugh’s coffin...
Rush Limbaugh, unequivocally both the poster-boy for this
nation’s many angry White folk’s, and Grand Poobah of
the Republican TEA Party, alas their Superman,
actually their Super White-man, who just may
have inadvertently opened a can of kryptonite
or Collard Greens...
Limbaugh’s reckless insults last week towards Georgetown
Law student Sandra Fluke have gotten Rush, the
official voice of angry, paranoid White America, into
What does it say about
the college coed Susan Fluke, who goes before a congressional
committee and essentially says that she must be paid
to have sex? What does that make her? It makes her
a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants
to be paid to have sex... She's having so much sex
she can't afford the contraception. She wants you
and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What
does that make us? We're the pimps.
But hang on; before you think that’s a
vivid example of his sexist, racist and elitist
mind at work, wait, yes, there’s more. Rush has a history,
a track record of slighting all the “little people”
whom he deems beneath him:
”Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often
looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips
without any weapons. There, I said it.”
[When a Mexican won the New York Marathon] “An immigration
agent chased him the last 10 miles.”
“They’ re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”
-- Limbaugh referring to Blacks.
“Feminism was established to allow
unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.”
“The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get
a liquor store and practice robberies.
“Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”
(Rush talking to an African-American female caller.)
were doing quite well in this country before feminism
most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do with
it after you cut it down"
And that’s but a sampling, a small handful of some of the
comments Limbaugh has made over the years.
At this point, after Limbaugh’s sexist comments to Ms. Fluke
and his half-assed apology, you’ve still got the following
enterprises which have correctly abandoned Rush -
AOL, Lear Capital, LifeLock.Quicken Loans, Tax Resolutions Services, sllep Train,
pro Flowers, Carbonite, Sleep Number Beds, Auto Zone
and Legal Zoom... but there are a few more I’d like to see added to this list...
The business relationship Rush enjoys with the NFL, NBA,
MLB and the NCAA via his enormous corporate distributor,
Clear Channel, which allows Rush to share both
the massive radio stage they provide him - hundreds
upon hundreds of radio stations - as well as the gigantic
audience these stations garner because of their relationships
with the professional sports industry as well as major
Here at the foot of the majestic Rockies where I dwell, “The
Rush Limbaugh Show” benefits from the mega audience
the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Colorado
University Buffalo's gather for him. His show is
highly promoted during games by the official, I say,
“official” voice of all three - the 50,000 watt blowtorch
I’m truly disappointed by the apathy and complacency of college
students at CU. You’d think they’d object to being associated
with and doing business with Rush... Perhaps this incident
will turn into a 2:37, in the AM wake-your-ass-up-call
for them and other sportsfans.
Rush is the daily “draw” for KOA, a station which
personifies “Redneck Radio.” Michael “the Big Easy Butcher,”
infamous head of FEMA during the Katrina aftermath,
is the “nighttime voice... need I say more? KOA
touts itself as the “face” of the Rockies, Broncos
and... Rush. And please note, Denver is not
the only city where the pro teams and Rush maintain
this peculiar relationship, you can find these strange
bedfellows in cities across the country.
Translation: Rush is riding the backs of Afro-American sportsmen
at every level, pimping and exploiting their glitter,
gleam, fame, their names, their popularity - in order
to attract the largest audience possible. Rush is “using”
these players as pawns. He ridicules and belittles Black
folks virtually everyday, but nonetheless gains from
the fruits of their efforts.
My question is, at what point does the NFL, MLB or
NBA demand their sports productions not be advertised
nor promoted during or around the Rush Limbaugh Show?
When do their players’ unions at least question why
they are business partners with one of the most racist,
sexist and elitist man in America, who regularly drops
bombs like this:
“I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country
for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite
the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying
we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its
merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after
Need I say more? Probably not, but I do need a few white
folks to “interpret” exactly what these remarks are.
Clean it up a little... tell me what the fat hooded-one
really meant. Better yet, I’ll need Clarence
Thomas, Michael Steel or Allen West - all who obviously
speak fluent “Redneck” to decipher these comments,
rationalize, minimize and pathetically justify
such statements as “Oh Shucks, that’s just Mr. Rush
You political minded people need to realize you can’t escape
the inter-woveness of society; sports, as an institution
doesn’t merely reflect the good n’ bad, the ills
n’ woes of our society, but provides you “Revolutionaries”
with a tool, an avenue to level the American playing
field, and bring down your sworn enemies.
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