05 March 2012

We Need A New Award Category (Updated)

Is there no award for the single lamest faux-apology of the year? In the tradition of the Oscars, where one may never admit to campaigning: For Your Consideration Rush Limbaugh
For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.
Really? Are we all supposed to be so stupid we buy this? He did not mean a personal attack on a woman he has never met but called a, "slut" and whose sex life (about which like me he knows nothing) he wants video-recorded and broadcast? Really?

He did not unintentionally insult the lady, and he did not make an error. He flat out attacked her. She had not after all testified before Congress, the Republican fools who run that soiled institution had limited testimony about women's sexuality and medical needs to men. She had changed no law, -- written no legislation. She had merely adopted a political opinion other than the Limbaugh position! For that, and nothing else, he labeled her, lampooned her sexuality, and insulted even his listeners intelligence.

Mr. Limbaugh is not of course apologizing to Ms. Fluke. He is reacting as a good capitalist to the unmentioned fact that so far, and weekend meetings are probably ongoing, seven eight advertisers have pulled their ads, while a number of others in "bulk buy" pools are asking their ad air-time suppliers to refocus their pooling activity. In simple terms this idiot insult is looking to cost Mr. Limbaugh money. If some of the stations broadcasting his show begin to reconsider their commitments to syndication, it could cost him a lot of money indeed. Oops!

My son wonders, did Mr. Limbaugh use insurance to obtain the drugs he abused? If if Ms. Fluke is a "slut" is he a "junkie?" Good questions!

So here is the question: what should the rest of us do? I think we need a new award. We can call it the Golden Idiot. We should make him the sole nominee for it. After all, who else could contend? Oh wait, I forgot Senator Santorum. Hm.... Maybe we need something like categories and an awards show?

FWIW
jimB

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sluts-he must have taken especially large amounts of prescription meds that day?

Jim said...

Anon,

I believe Mr. Limbaugh when he says he is cured or at least recovering from his addiction. His inability to engage in reasonable debate is on the other hand, apparently incurable!

FWIW
jimB

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