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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevapalooza View Post
    I think this whole thing demonstrates what the right's real problem with birth control and even abortion is. It's not about their "faith". They violate their faith a dozen ways on a daily basis. it's just plain old Puritainism. They are uptight about sex and want to punish anyone who isn't.
    It's not puritanism. It's sexism. If it was sex itself they found icky, there'd also be widespread damnation of insurance packages that included viagra and vasectomies. All of their ire is directed towards women.
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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by SidekicksRevenge View Post
    It's not puritanism. It's sexism. If it was sex itself they found icky, there'd also be widespread damnation of insurance packages that included viagra and vasectomies. All of their ire is directed towards women.
    It's power. It's the desire to be "the adults" that they're constantly claiming they are. They want to be the ones in control and the ones who always know best.

    Problem is, as the contraceptives issue has proven, they often don't know shit about what they're talking about, and lack the humility to just keep their traps shut.

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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by SidekicksRevenge View Post
    It's not puritanism. It's sexism. If it was sex itself they found icky, there'd also be widespread damnation of insurance packages that included viagra and vasectomies. All of their ire is directed towards women.
    True. It's definitely directed at women. But Puritan rage was too. People who are uptight about sex tend to just instinctively go after the women. Maybe their sexual hang ups are rooted in mother issues.

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    Limbaugh's "apology": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...html?ref=media



    It's pretty apparent that this attempt at an "apology" is merely an attempt on his part to try and get away from this controversy as soon as possible so that he doesn't loose anymore sponsors.
    Well, you have to remember that, to the Right, anything that resembles an apology is a sign of weakness. Thus, he has to come up with an "explanation" that doesn't resemble an "apology". Yes, he "apologizes", but only for his "word choices" -- nothing about actually apologizing for having his facts wrong or being grossly abusive.

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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by CutterMike View Post
    Well, you have to remember that, to the Right, anything that resembles an apology is a sign of weakness. Thus, he has to come up with an "explanation" that doesn't resemble an "apology". Yes, he "apologizes", but only for his "word choices" -- nothing about actually apologizing for having his facts wrong or being grossly abusive.
    You know, I've come to the conclusion that in almost every case, "I'm sorry," by itself is the only truly sincere apology. Once you start in on some long thing, with phrases like, "If I offended anyone," and crap like that, you might as well have not even tried to apologize in the first place.

    The person to whom you're apologizing knows why you are apologizing. Just say, "I'm sorry," and be done with it.

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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevapalooza View Post
    True. It's definitely directed at women. But Puritan rage was too. People who are uptight about sex tend to just instinctively go after the women. Maybe their sexual hang ups are rooted in mother issues.
    Well, a lot of that is tied to sexual power. The sexual revolution put sexual power directly in womens' hands and birth control is wrapped up in that. With birth control women can have sex as they like without fear of getting pregnant. It also means that, for the first time, men had to negotiate with women over pregnancy -- i.e. if the woman didn't WANT to have a child then the woman doesn't HAVE to have a child so if the man wants a child it has to be a decision made deliberately by BOTH.

    There is a Puritanical aspect though because to those with a stick up their butts it means women can have sex as they please without the potential consequences of a child out of wedlock. It means pleasure without potential consequences.

    Basically what it all boils down to is -- women got completely outside the control of men. A single woman can live without any male supervision, on her own, make her own money, live her own life and control her own reproductive issues. There are some men who just never got over the idea that women need to be under male control. And if women can't be put back under direct MALE control then at least they can be put under GOVERNMENT control -- which is mostly run by men anyway.
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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by stevapalooza View Post
    I think this whole thing demonstrates what the right's real problem with birth control and even abortion is. It's not about their "faith". They violate their faith a dozen ways on a daily basis. it's just plain old Puritainism. They are uptight about sex and want to punish anyone who isn't.
    More like sex out of wedlock, wedded Puritans had sex, they had a lot of sex, in fact it was practically a rule for them to have lots of sex. Under performing sexually or impotency were considered grounds for divorce.




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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    And now Rush is getting a bust.

    To be fair the award is just "Famous" and he is quite well known (Probably more now than he was last week, this has to have gotten his name spread even further) but come on. There's "famous" and then there's "infamous."
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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBK405 View Post
    And now Rush is getting a bust.

    To be fair the award is just "Famous" and he is quite well known (Probably more now than he was last week, this has to have gotten his name spread even further) but come on. There's "famous" and then there's "infamous."
    I don't think that a boob job would really help Rush's looks at all.

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    Re: Having sex = being a slut, according to Rush.

    Quote Originally Posted by JBK405 View Post
    And now Rush is getting a bust.

    To be fair the award is just "Famous" and he is quite well known (Probably more now than he was last week, this has to have gotten his name spread even further) but come on. There's "famous" and then there's "infamous."
    Wow

    that article has a Republican that actually makes sense.

    I'd have never thought that they would approach this the same way I think about it:

    Quote Originally Posted by Republican House Speaker Steve Tilley
    According to Tilley, the uproar over Limbaugh’s words about the contraception advocate will not prevent the talker from being in the hall of fame.

    “Keep this in mind: It’s not called the Hall of Universally Loved Missourians,” Tilley said.”We’ve inducted people like John Ashcroft, Warren Hearnes and Harry Truman. They certainly had their detractors.”
    and he's absolutely correct.

    never mind that the decision to include Rush in the hall was most likely made months ago (if a bust is already being worked on).
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