Feet in a circle

What's New?

6/19/2021

There will be Trivia in our Chat Room this Sunday eve at 11PM EDT. Join us!

New from MTJ

Pepper
Parker #9

Click
5/20/21

clips4sale.com


The largest clips store online

Explore the TMF

Link Us!

Link your site to the TMF. Info here

Live Camgirls!

Live Camgirls

Streaming Videos

Pic of the Week

Pic of the Week

Trivia Winner:

brad1701

View RSS Feed

FrenzyTickles

Flags half staff for Rush? For the Medal of Freedom whose value was halved?

Rate this Entry

Disgusting, that a hypocritical druggie who spewed nothing but the most poisonous hate for anyone even a little different should be honored at all. He should've been fined and/or jailed for the damages he caused and contributed to, not rewarded by a fellow Parasite.

His would-be victims, his survivors should be celebrated instead, such as the young law student he referred to as a "slut" because she spoke out for women's rights. Typical of this foul bigot's constant abuse of others.

Rot in Hell, Gasbag.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/former-la...202030527.html

Business Insider
The former law student whom Rush Limbaugh called a 'sl-t' says she's focused on moving past the hate 'he sowed'
Aaron Short
Fri, February 19, 2021, 3:20 PM
Sandra Fluke

The former law student Limbaugh smeared nine years ago refuses to let him define her.

"I am focusing my energies on passing good strong legislation to strengthen our democracy," Sandra Fluke told Insider.

"I wasn't going to be silenced," she said of the 2012 attacks that changed her career.

Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

When Rush Limbaugh died on Wednesday, plenty of people invoked the name Sandra Fluke on Twitter to dance on the grave of the infamous father of conservative talk radio.

But the former law student whom he publicly attacked nine years ago about birth control refuses to let him define her.

"My immediate thought was honestly to send my sympathies and my condolences to his family," Fluke, now a Los Angeles-based attorney, told Insider. "But I am focusing my energies on passing good strong legislation to strengthen our democracy so our country can move past the hatred and divisiveness that he sowed and ensure everyone has a voice including those he tried to silence."

In February 2012, Fluke achieved a milestone in her budding public service career. The Georgetown law student attempted to address a Republican-led House panel on the need for religious colleges to provide birth control without a co-pay. Republicans blocked her from testifying so House Democrats invited her to speak to them.

- ADVERTISEMENT -

Fluke's testimony caught Limbaugh's attention. On February 29, the shock jock disparaged Fluke as a "sl-t" and a sex worker for demanding better access to contraception. He continued hurling a litany of misogynistic slurs at the law student for another four days.

"So, Ms. Fluke and the rest of you feminazis, here's the deal," Limbaugh said. "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."

The attention and vociferous backlash made Fluke instantly recognizable and one of the top stories in Washington for a week. President Barack Obama called her privately to express his support. Georgetown University's president, the National Organization for Women, Rachel Maddow, and prominent congressional leaders in both parties all raced to her defense. And Fluke landed on the cover of Ms. Magazine during the maelstrom.

After immense public pressure, Limbaugh released a statement on his website apologizing for his remarks. "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," it read. "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."

Fluke believes Limbaugh's apology was genuine but his multi-day tirade - what she called "terrible attacks" - still shocked her. She experienced harassment online and in real life afterwards and took steps to ensure that she would stay safe, but wouldn't explain what she encountered.

Regardless, she felt it was important that she maintain her composure throughout the episode.

"I wasn't going to be silenced and I wasn't going to be an example to young girls in particular that if you spoke up if this is what happened to you," she said. "I wanted to make sure I was a positive example as opposed to a cautionary tale."

Beyond the backlash, Limbaugh did not face consequences for his sexist remarks. He continued drawing millions of listeners and embraced conservative control of the federal government with his friend Donald Trump in the White House. When Trump awarded Limbaugh the Congressional Medal of Honor at his State of the Union address a year ago, Fluke was not surprised.

"I felt that it diminished those who had received it in the past, and it was given by a president who had long diminished his office as well," she said.

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sandra Fluke, waves at a campaign event at the University of Colorado Auraria Events Center, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012,
Then-President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sandra Fluke, waves at a 2012 campaign event. Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
The publicity changed her career
The experience in the spotlight permanently altered her career. She had planned on representing clients affected by domestic violence and immigration-related legal matters, but her newfound fame gave her a platform to advocate for reproductive health care in the Affordable Care Act and support political candidates across the country. Later in 2012, she served as a surrogate for President Obama's re-election campaign and stumped for Democratic candidates in multiple states.

Two years later, the attorney ran for California State Senate but lost in a November runoff election. However, she would not rule out another bid to serve her community in the future.

"I was excited about the opportunities to put legislation forward in California," she said. "It would depend on the opportunity and the timing. I would be honored to have that kind of opportunity to represent my community."

These days Fluke is focused on advocating for economic and social justice, climate change, police reform, and strengthening democracy as executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Voices for Progress. She still takes on immigration cases as a pro bono attorney in California, too.

Fluke recognizes how hard it was to navigate being the subject of a voracious news cycle, even before the #MeToo era occurred. She hopes that others who experience that attention can lean on their network of friends and loved ones to get through it.

"Experiencing sexual harassment directly is an incredibly hard thing to cope with and overcome," she said. "I have to say I think I was lucky to have the support of so many individuals and not navigate and endure that experience alone."

Read the original article on Business Insider

Updated 02-20-2021 at 04:52 PM by FrenzyTickles

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags
Categories
Uncategorized

Comments

    A true patriot has been lost. RIP Rush.
    Oh brother. You, sir, are again further evidence there ARE truly good, bright souls
    who've been Bigly Snookered by the Far Right & their almost cartoonishly Evil Henchmen... They'd be hilarious if they didn't do such serious, large-scale damage.

    This overblown racist, misogynistic "shock jock" clearly "paved the way" for the Trump Traitor's Personality Cult to use & overwhelm the Republican Party,

    to drown the USA & allies in a tub of diseased orange cover-up. Which will take yet another Democrat years to clean up...
    It's become an unfortunate pattern.

    The following was obviously published while Donald was still occupying our White House, June 2019. Sums it up better than I could.

    https://bookshop.org/books/the-triba.../9781632460912
    Updated 02-22-2021 at 04:47 AM by FrenzyTickles (Too much.)
    Quote Originally Posted by maniactickler
    A true patriot has been lost. RIP Rush.
    I agree with you 100%, maniactickler.
    Do you guys just sort of give him a pass for things like having a segment on his show where he celebrated people dying of aids, as being their deserved fate for being gay? Like you figure because of his other actions, that's something that should be ignored as a character flaw that doesn't affect the larger narrative?

    Or do you consider it to be part of his patriotism? Meaning, you essentially share that view?
    Quote Originally Posted by TMF Jeff
    Do you guys just sort of give him a pass for things like having a segment on his show where he celebrated people dying of aids, as being their deserved fate for being gay? Like you figure because of his other actions, that's something that should be ignored as a character flaw that doesn't affect the larger narrative?

    Or do you consider it to be part of his patriotism? Meaning, you essentially share that view?
    No, I do not share his view about people who died of AIDS.

    I believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Moreover, I believe that the pursuit of happiness includes erotic activity among consenting adults of any gender and any sexual orientation.

    I certainly believe that Mr. Limbaugh was a sincere patriot who loved the U. S.A. I also believe that I agree with about 90% of his views. That is enough for me to mourn him and to dislike seeing people metaphorically pissing on his grave.
    Quote Originally Posted by TMF Jeff
    Do you guys just sort of give him a pass for things like having a segment on his show where he celebrated people dying of aids, as being their deserved fate for being gay? Like you figure because of his other actions, that's something that should be ignored as a character flaw that doesn't affect the larger narrative?

    Or do you consider it to be part of his patriotism? Meaning, you essentially share that view?
    By and large I believe people who like Rush Limbaugh like him because of of his hateful rhetoric, not in spite of it.
    Updated 02-22-2021 at 05:03 PM by Sodahead
    I agree but also think "The Suspension of Disbelief" comes into play for those decent Repubs who've bought heavily into this horrific mess.

    There are always excuses & "alternate facts..." "It was locker room talk" when Donald admitted assaulting women & attempting rape, just one of so many damning statements... that would've been the end of a Democrat / liberal.

    I think many of these people have always been conservatives, maybe it's a generational "tradition," and they have been immersed in those "news" feeds, which have been increasingly false since the 80's, the Reagan era.

    What "trickled down" from there was a steadily stronger flow of twisted misinformation that's culminated in increasingly open hate, intolerance, economic polarization and outrageously false "news."

    And now, more open violence & Yuge Scale Death due to their malevolent Reality TV Ego's sociopathic misconduct & incompetence -- but again, there are EXCUSES & TWISTED ALTERNATE REALITIES..... it's always somehow "the Left's" fault.

    As if we're the ones who ignore science, who cause & ignore large scale human suffering,
    ....who listened to a failed tyrant calling for a "wild" fight & stormed the Capitol with guns, feces, Traitor Flags & Gallows, killing or maiming Capitol Police & others
    ---- to disrupt the legitimate transfer of power back to our OWN party....

    Like some Repub Congressfolk, they refuse to look at or listen to a colossal heap of damning evidence that blows their worldview to smithereens.
    Updated 02-27-2021 at 04:57 PM by FrenzyTickles (Except those Congress members are traitorous, power-hungry profiteers who know better & don't give a shit. Please do wake up.)