I’m sure it was an accident


Jezebel:

Sandra Fluke ‘Slut’ Comments Mysteriously Vanish from Rush Limbaugh’s Online Transcripts

Super genius Rush Limbaugh is handling the fallout from Slutgate in exactly the sort of mature, thoughtful, constructive way you’d expect a plagiarizing teen to handle being caught cheating on his homework — by erasing the evidence in a ham fisted manner and hoping that everyone will just forget about it. It seems that transcripts containing the radio host’s now-infamous “slut” and “prostitute” comments have evaporated into thin air. Like magic!

Sharp eyes at The Atlantic Wire noticed that online transcripts from Limbaugh’s February 29th and March 1st have disappeared like so many ad spots during Limbaugh commercial breaks. Also newly and conspicuously absent is Limbaugh’s demand that Sandra Fluke and every woman who uses insurance to purchase birth control present the American public with an internet sex tape as payment for goods received.


I’m sure it was probably an accidental erasure or something. But just in case, here are the 53 lies and sexist insults directed at Sandra Fluke by Rush Limbaugh:

Feb. 29, 2012:

1) “testifies she’s having so much sex she can’t afford her own birth control pills and she agrees that Obama should provide them, or the Pope”
2) “they’re having so much sex they can’t afford the birth control pills!”
3) “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.”
4) “Sandra Fluke. So much sex going on, they can’t afford birth control pills.”

March 1, 2012
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5) “You’d call ’em a slut, a prostitute”
6) “she’s having so much sex”
7) “are having so much sex that they’re going broke”
8) “they want to have sex any time, as many times and as often as they want, with as many partners as they want”
9) “the sexual habits of female law students at Georgetown”
10) “are having so much sex that they’re going broke”
11) “having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet”
12) “four out of every ten co-eds are having so much sex that it’s hard to make ends meet”
13) “Now, what does that make her? She wants us to buy her sex.”
14) “to pay for these co-eds to have sex”
15) “she and her co-ed classmates are having sex nearly three times a day for three years straight, apparently these deadbeat boyfriends or random hookups that these babes are encountering here, having sex with nearly three times a day”
16) “Therefore we are paying her to have sex. Therefore we are paying her for having sex.”
17) “Have you ever heard of not having sex so often?”
18) “Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here’s the deal: If we are going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. And I’ll tell you what it is. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch.”
19) “we want something in return, Ms. Fluke: And that would be the videos of all this sex posted online so we can see what we are getting for our money.”
20) “’If we’re paying for this, it makes these women sluts, prostitutes.’ And what else could it be?”
21) “essentially says that she must be paid to have sex. What does that make her? It makes her a slut, right?”
22) “I’m having sex so damn much, I’m going broke.”
23) “She’s having so much sex that she’s going broke! There’s no question about her virtue.”
24) “having so much sex she’s going broke at Georgetown Law.”
25) “Here’s a woman exercising no self-control. The fact that she wants to have repeated, never-ending, as often as she wants it sex — given.”
26) “She’s having so much sex it’s amazing she can still walk, but she made it up there.”
27) “Maybe they’re sex addicts.”
28) “to pay for her to have sex all the time.”
29) “she wants the rest of us to pay for her sex.”
30) “She wants all the sex that she wants all the time paid for by the rest of us.”
31) “Here this babe goes before Congress and wants thousands of dollars to pay for her sex.”
32) “a woman who is happily presenting herself as an immoral, baseless, no-purpose-to-her-life woman.”
33) “She wants all the sex in the world, whenever she wants it, all the time.”
34) “If this woman wants to have sex ten times a day for three years, fine and dandy.”
35) “to provide women from Georgetown Law unlimited, no-consequences sex.”
36) “so she can have unlimited, no-consequences sex.”
37) “You want to have all the sex you want all day long, no consequences, no responsibility for your behavior”
38) “The woman wants unlimited, no-responsibility, no-consequences sex, and she wants it with contraceptives paid for by us.”

March 2, 2012:

39) “she’s having so much sex, she can’t afford her birth control pills anymore.”
40) “she’s having so much sex, she can’t pay for it — and we should.”
41) “She’s having so much sex, she can’t afford it.”
42) “this, frankly hilarious claim that she’s having so much sex (and her buddies with her) that she can’t afford it.”
43) “And not one person says, ‘Well, did you ever think about maybe backing off the amount of sex that you have?’”
44) “Does she have more boyfriends? Ha! They’re lined up around the block.”
45) “It was Sandra Fluke who said that she was having so much sex, she can’t afford it.”
46) “By her own admission, in her own words, Sandra Fluke is having so much sex that she can’t afford it.”
47) “they’re having a lot of sex for which they need a lot of contraception.”
48) “Her sex life is active and she’s having sex so frequently that she can’t afford all the birth control pills that she needs.”
49) “who admits to having so much sex that she can’t afford it anymore.”
50) “she’s having so much sex, she can’t pay for it.”
51) “As frequently as she has sex and to not be pregnant, she’s obviously succeeding in contraception.”
52) “Ms. Fluke, asserts her right to free contraceptive, to handle her sex life — and it’s, by her own admission, quite active.”
53) “Ms. Fluke, who bought your condoms in junior high? Who bought your condoms in the sixth grade, or your contraception?”


Limbaugh did not just make one off-the-cuff comment. He made 53 separate comments over the course of three days. If you want to defend or excuse Rush Limbaugh, this is what you are defending and excusing.

Compare his words to the actual testimony of Sandra Fluke:

Hearing on women’s reproductive health and contraception before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held on Feb. 23, 2012

Transcript of testimony by Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University Law School, a private Jesuit institution:

“Leader [Nancy] Pelosi, members of Congress, good morning. And thank you for calling this hearing on women’s health and for allowing me to testify on behalf of the women who will benefit from the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulation.

“My name is Sandra Fluke, and I’m a third-year student at Georgetown Law School. I’m also a past-president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice or LSRJ. And I’d like to acknowledge my fellow LSRJ members and allies and all of the student activists with us and thank them so much for being here today.

(Applause)

“We, as Georgetown LSRJ, are here today because we’re so grateful that this regulation implements the non-partisan medical advice of the Institute of Medicine.

“I attend a Jesuit law school that does not provide contraceptive coverage in its student health plan. And just as we students have faced financial, emotional, and medical burdens as a result, employees at religiously-affiliated hospitals and institutions and universities across the country have suffered similar burdens.

“We are all grateful for the new regulation that will meet the critical health care needs of so many women.

“Simultaneously, the recently announced adjustment addresses any potential conflict with the religious identity of Catholic or Jesuit institutions.

“When I look around my campus, I see the faces of the women affected by this lack of contraceptive coverage.

“And especially in the last week, I have heard more and more of their stories. On a daily basis, I hear yet from another woman from Georgetown or from another school or who works for a religiously-affiliated employer, and they tell me that they have suffered financially and emotionally and medically because of this lack of coverage.

“And so, I’m here today to share their voices, and I want to thank you for allowing them – not me – to be heard.

“Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school. For a lot of students who, like me, are on public interest scholarships, that’s practically an entire summer’s salary. 40% of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggle financially as a result of this policy.

“One told us about how embarrassed and just powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter and learned for the first time that contraception was not covered on her insurance and she had to turn and walk away because she couldn’t afford that prescription. Women like her have no choice but to go without contraception.

“Just last week, a married female student told me that she had to stop using contraception because she and her husband just couldn’t fit it into their budget anymore. Women employed in low-wage jobs without contraceptive coverage face the same choice.

“And some might respond that contraception is accessible in lots of other ways. Unfortunately, that’s just not true.

“Women’s health clinic provide a vital medical service, but as the Guttmacher Institute has definitely documented, these clinics are unable to meet the crushing demand for these services. Clinics are closing, and women are being forced to go without the medical care they need.

“How can Congress consider the [Rep. Jeff] Fortenberry (R-Neb.), [Sen. Marco] Rubio (R-Fla.) and [Sen. Roy] Blunt (R-Mo.) legislation to allow even more employers and institutions to refuse contraception coverage and then respond that the non-profit clinics should step up to take care of the resulting medical crisis, particularly when so many legislators are attempting to de-fund those very same clinics?

“These denial of contraceptive coverage impact real people.

“In the worst cases, women who need these medications for other medical conditions suffer very dire consequences.

“A friend of mine, for example, has polycystic ovarian syndrome, and she has to take prescription birth control to stop cysts from growing on her ovaries. Her prescription is technically covered by Georgetown’s insurance because it’s not intended to prevent pregnancy.

“Unfortunately, under many religious institutions and insurance plans, it wouldn’t be. There would be no exception for other medical needs. And under Sen. Blunt’s amendment, Sen. Rubio’s bill or Rep. Fortenberry’s bill there’s no requirement that such an exception be made for these medical needs.

“When this exception does exist, these exceptions don’t accomplish their well-intended goals because when you let university administrators or other employers rather than women and their doctors dictate whose medical needs are legitimate and whose are not, women’s health takes a back seat to a bureaucracy focused on policing her body.

“In 65% of the cases at our school, our female students were interrogated by insurance representatives and university medical staff about why they needed prescription and whether they were lying about their symptoms.

“For my friend and 20% of the women in her situation, she never got the insurance company to cover her prescription. Despite verifications of her illness from her doctor, her claim was denied repeatedly on the assumption that she really wanted birth control to prevent pregnancy. She’s gay. So clearly polycystic ovarian syndrome was a much more urgent concern than accidental pregnancy for her.

“After months paying over $100 out-of-pocket, she just couldn’t afford her medication anymore, and she had to stop taking it.

“I learned about all of this when I walked out of a test and got a message from her that in the middle of the night in her final exam period she’d been in the emergency room. She’d been there all night in just terrible, excruciating pain. She wrote to me, ‘It was so painful I’d woke up thinking I’ve been shot.’

“Without her taking the birth control, a massive cyst the size of a tennis ball had grown on her ovary. She had to have surgery to remove her entire ovary as a result.

“On the morning I was originally scheduled to give this testimony, she was sitting in a doctor’s office, trying to cope with the consequences of this medical catastrophe.

“Since last year’s surgery, she’s been experiencing night sweats and weight gain and other symptoms of early menopause as a result of the removal of her ovary. She’s 32-years-old.

“As she put it, ‘If my body indeed does enter early menopause, no fertility specialist in the world will be able to help me have my own children. I will have no choice at giving my mother her desperately desired grandbabies simply because the insurance policy that I paid for, totally unsubsidized by my school, wouldn’t cover my prescription for birth control when I needed it.’

“Now, in addition to potentially facing the health complications that come with having menopause at such an early age – increased risk of cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis – she may never be able to conceive a child.

“Some may say that my friend’s tragic story is rare. It’s not. I wish it were

“One woman told us doctors believe she has endometriosis, but that can’t be proven without surgery. So the insurance has not been willing to cover her medication – the contraception she needs to treat her endometriosis.

“Recently, another woman told me that she also has polycystic ovarian syndrome and she’s struggling to pay for her medication and is terrified to not have access to it.

“Due to the barriers erected by Georgetown’s policy, she hasn’t been reimbursed for her medications since last August.

“I sincerely pray that we don’t have to wait until she loses an ovary or is diagnosed with cancer before her needs and the needs of all of these women are taken seriously.

“Because this is the message that not requiring coverage of contraception sends: A woman’s reproductive health care isn’t a necessity, isn’t a priority.

“One woman told us that she knew birth control wasn’t covered on the insurance and she assumed that that’s how Georgetown’s insurance handle all of women’s reproductive and sexual health care. So when she was raped, she didn’t go to the doctor, even to be examined or tested for sexually transmitted infections, because she thought insurance wasn’t going to cover something like that – something that was related to a woman’s reproductive health.

“As one other student put it: ‘This policy communicates to female students that our school doesn’t understand our needs.’

“These are not feelings that male fellow student experience and they’re not burdens that male students must shoulder.

“In the media lately, some conservative Catholic organizations have been asking what did we expect when we enroll in a Catholic school?

“We can only answer that we expected women to be treated equally, to not have our school create untenable burdens that impede our academic success.

“We expected that our schools would live up to the Jesuit creed of ‘cura personalis‘ – to care for the whole person – by meeting all of our medical needs.

“We expected that when we told our universities of the problem this policy created for us as students, they would help us.

“We expected that when 94% of students oppose the policy the university would respect our choices regarding insurance students pay for – completely unsubsidized by the university.

“We did not expect that women would be told in the national media that we should have gone to school elsewhere.

“And even if that meant going to a less prestigious university, we refuse to pick between a quality education and our health. And we resent that in the 21st century, anyone think it’s acceptable to ask us to make this choice simply because we are women.

“Many of the women whose stories I’ve shared today are Catholic women. So ours is not a war against the church. It is a struggle for the access to the health care we need.

“The President of the Association of Jesuit Colleges has shared that Jesuit colleges and the universities appreciate the modifications to the rule announced recently. Religious concerns are addressed and women get the health care they need. And I sincerely hope that that is something we can all agree upon.

“Thank you very much.”


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28 Responses to I’m sure it was an accident

  1. DandyTiger says:

    Funny, after hearing Rush, I assumed everything he every said was an accident. Sort of like the kind my dog makes.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Bill Burton runs Obama’s biggest SuperPAC, so he’s not “former” Obama anything. He admits Maher has made vulgar statements about women, but he’ll still take the $1 milllion Maher donation. Lol, not very high standards. Someone should make a video of the best of Bill Maher’s misogynistic comments and edit that together with his $1 million contribution to Obama’s SuperPAC. That would make a good campaign ad for whoever’s running against Obama in the fall.

    • JeanLouise says:

      Give the money back, dumbass.

    • Three Wickets says:

      The conservative reporter asks about Bill Maher’s statements denigrating conservative women. Screw that. Maher was happily denigrating Hillary before be began denigrating Sarah. He’s an equal opportunity denigrator. As long as people are making lists, can we make sure not to forget David Letterman. The partial list of MSM left pundits as piggish as Rush Limbaugh:

      Maher
      Matthews
      Olbermann
      Letterman
      Taibbi
      Shultz

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Speaking of accidents, this is about the tenth twitter warning I’ve gotten in the past 24 hours. I know it’s spam and from one of us here, just forgot who. So I don’t want to report it, but WTF? Do I unfollow and it will stop?

    Hello… this person is posting terrible stuff about you :/ trurl.lt/1bv
    Direct message sent by Who? (@FormerDeminTX) to you (@blogho) on Mar 08, 7:43 PM.

    To my tweeps, clicking on twitter spam Freebies, especially WIN Freebies, will hijack your followers til they DIE.

    • DandyTiger says:

      I get spam often whenever I tweet. But I haven’t gotten one of those types yet. I’m feeling jealous. 🙂

    • Three Wickets says:

      Thanks, that’s very helpful DVB. Though I only care about my twitter followees, what they post, and what I get to say back to them. Could care less about my twitter followers. Which is interesting come to think of it, because I do care about my facebook friends. 🙂

      • DandyTiger says:

        I think that’s because FB friend relations are mutual (invitations have to be accepted), whereas anyone can follow anyone on twitter (default setting, though you can make it invitation only). So twitter is sort of an open public thing and FB is more private. Which isn’t saying much. 🙂

        You can block someone from following you on twitter if you want though.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Are you Three Wickets on Twitter? I wanna follow!

        • Three Wickets says:

          I’m threewickets on twitter, but I usually only tweet when I’m taking issue with people I’m following, who tend to be econ nerds. 🙂

        • Lola-at-Large says:

          Even better. I can learn something watching you. 🙂

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      I’ve been getting them more and more. That account has obviously been hacked, as I have gotten one too. If you click on their name you can select “block” from the drop down menu to block them from sending you stuff.

    • votermom says:

      I’m pretty sure it’s a virus or hacked.
      FWIW I got a similar msg in my inbox on regular email from some other random sender.

  3. Three Wickets says:

    OT, this has been topical in the past couple of days.

    @s_m_i: “From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, fastest growth industry in US is White Savior Industrial Complex” http://bit.ly/xYYDv2

  4. WMCB says:

    The whole “Well, she (Palin) is a public figure, whereas Fluke is not…” defense is creeping me out. So is the “but he’s a comedian” defense.

    Rush was WRONG. So was Maher. So were many, on both sides of the aisle. But isn’t it funny how the rules change when it’s a woman involved. NO ONE would say that racist comments were perfectly acceptable so long as they are either a) said by a comedian, or b) aimed at a public figure. But somehow cunts and sluts and twats get exceptions and excuses that niggers and darkies and “Hey boy” don’t.

    And as much as I despise what Limbaugh said, I despise just as much the handwringing and making of political hay out of it by the left just now, SOLELY for the purpose of electioneering.

    It’s like watching the Grand Dragon of the KKK berate someone else for their racist comments. Stomach-turning. I want them all to shut the fuck up until they have something sincere and serious to say, something that has to do with WOMEN, not team blue or team red.

    • mothy67 says:

      I do not like Saint Torem but I felt the internet war waged against him went far far too far. Rush said something beyond stupid and I appreciate boycotts but so so many have said so much worse and go without a slap on the wrist. Wonder if these co-ordinated boycotts will come back to bite the left on the ass. I make as many donations and volunteer my time as I did pre 08 but I am much more selective today. I want to know where my money is going, as little as it may be. Some of the “adverisers” were running PSAs and want their free ads removed from Rush. That’s fine as long as it happens across the board. Someone wants to dump an insurance company because they had an ad on his show fine right to exercise but what happens if more people start seeing the hypocrisy of the left. I almost never write off any donations. I used to buy everything from the kids in the mall selling for whatever cause and the flyers in the mail. I now give to St Jude and try to spend the same money locally to do something more tangible. If i go to the local dance instructor and say can I sponsor you sponsoring a kid for the class a 5 year old gets to take dance classes who can’t afford it. I donate or buy a product and I have no idea how that money is being spent. When I approached the woman running with the dance school about covering a kid she was all over it. I did one kid and paid half what I pay for my brat a month. She ate the other half and lets the parents buy outgrown outfits from other kids. Pair of tap shoes i bought for my brat she sold for 50 cents. Cost a bit more than that but it is about asking the parents to contribute something. Lots of talk all over the blogosphere about misogyny and Rush. Least of my worries when it comes to baby girl. Creating an undeniable sense of self and a physical presence I think are tantamount. Dance and swim classes are my best friends

    • Three Wickets says:

      What I see with Rush is an old man spewing hate at a 30 year old woman he doesn’t know because he objects to what he assumes about her sex life. That’s pretty much the definition of a sexist pig in my book. Nobody forced him to go on his verbal rampage. I have zero sympathy for Rush. I have zero sympathy for Maher. Hope the idiot pigs all get pushed off the air. It’s not partisan for me.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    ZOMG:

    Obama Forced His Students to Read Bell at University of Chicago Law School

    The teacher of an elective class on Race and the Law made his students read stuff by a radical black legal scholar!!!!

    • myiq2xu says:

      I’m sure glad none of my professors ever tried to expose me to different ideas.

    • Lola-at-Large says:

      Definitely ridiculous. So far the only moderately interesting thing to come out was the guy who said they hid the video in 2008 and he didn’t care if they found it now. If there’s more to the video, let’s have it out already. Otherwise, this is shaping up to be a big dud. Of course, you know BigBreitbart sites/Daily Caller’s MO is to milk a story until Friday, then break it open with the most salacious charges for the weekend. They also like to do late night drops. It’s getting kind of annoying.

      • ralphb says:

        That is weird, unless Charles Ogletree was joking around. I don’t see how he could have hidden the video since it aired on Frontline in 2008 and has been on youtube ever since according to WGBH who owns the footage.

    • ralphb says:

      Lawyers Guns & Money: The Greatest Scandal There Absolutely Ever Was, Except For Steroids!

      I especially like the “made his students read” language. I guess wingers these days are hippie types who think doing class readings should be optional, man.
      […]
      UPDATE! BREAKING! MUST CREDIT LGM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can reveal now that Comrade Barack Hussein Obama X made his students read the radical manifestos of Robert Bork and Lino Graglia! Impeachment, hell, he should be tried for treason.

      This is mockalicious.

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    mockalicious. is that you Sarah? ;lol:

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