“Never apologize. It is a sign of weakness.” Captain Nathan Bittle spoke those famous words. Bittle was actually John Wayne in the 1949 movie “She wore a yellow ribbon.”
Someone else today might be thinking about John Wayne’s wisdom today.
Who might that be?
It would be Rush Limbaugh.
Yesterday he apologized over the faux Sandra Fluke controversy. The left is now looking at it as a sign of weakness, even to the point of one leftist trying to get the FCC to force Limbaugh off the air.
The Constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments only stops the government from doing those things. If there were a complete ban, there would never be another Maureen Dowd column.
I misread a tweet earlier today and thought that she had come to Rush Limbaugh’s defense, so I read her column. We are all attracted to freaks of nature, which explains why anyone reads her column. Her column was not a defense of Rush, but more of her typical rantings.
The difference between Maureen Dowd and someone in a persistent vegetative state is that the person in the persistent vegetative state has some glimmer of hope for future brain activity.
Dowd whines about what Limbaugh has said about her, yet with the same breath calls him variations of the same thing that Limbaugh called Sandra Flake.
Flake’s ‘testimony’ was the most bizarre exercise in left wing feminist victimization creative writing that we have seen in a long time. Flake is allegedly a law student whose testimony was full of unattributed hearsay. The Rules of Evidence for court exist to limit testimony to evidence that can be considered reliable. Congress has no rule like that because if they did, Democrats would never be able to offer another witness to testify. The good news is we would never have to endure another brain-dead celebrity prattling on about some subject they obviously know nothing about.
Most congressional testimony is under oath. Fortunately for most Democrat witnesses, the only people who get prosecuted for perjury to Congress now are former major league baseball stars.
Fluke’s ‘testimony’ was better suited for a creative writing contest. Her tome included a veritable cast of characters, all from the mind of a politically correct feminazi. She had a lesbian, a rape victim and a poor heterosexual married woman. Her diversity character generator was working overtime. The only one she seems to have missed would have been a quadriplegic Hispanic transvestite who was a victim of domestic abuse.
The left is going nuts with Limbaugh’s apology. They believe they can now force him from the air. Ultimately this is the truth of liberalism. They cannot stand a dissenting voice. No one may dare disagree with them.
Rush Limbaugh succeeded because he offered ideas and people wanted to hear him. Maureen Dowd succeeded by…. well actually she has not succeeded. Who in the hell cares what she has to say?
If Twitter is any guide to go by, the sponsors who dropped Rush Limbaugh are going to regret it because his supporters are already making notes and planning to no longer use those services. Carbonite may be the first and most prominent advertiser to lose for dumping Rush Limbaugh.
Meanwhile, I’m calling a lawyer friend of mine to see if I can sue the New York Times for violating my rights against cruel and unusual punishments by inflicting Maureen Dowd on the nation.
It ought to be a good day to listen to Rush.
Cliff, good point. We should all be listening to Rush today, and call in to him or email him with our support.
I listen to him every single morning and I did send him an e-mail of support. I had a feeling that he would open his show with some good comic relief today and he did ....by joking that he was trying to place a call to to ban "Two If By Tea ", and that he kept getting a busy signal ! : ) I love Rush !!! Always have. Always will.
Leave it to Rush to come up with that one.
Lets give the liberals hell.
Rush's apology was not really an apology for what he said, only for the words he chose with which to say it. He could have said it better but that does not change the meaning. The apology was a business decision, nothing more.
J. Andrew, I agree. Rush did not apologize for the "meat" of what he actually said, only for the way he chose to express it. He said that by choosing the words he did, he distracted from the real issue, and made it that his choice of words were the focus, as opposed to the point he was trying to make. While I don't think he should have apologized, I can see his point.
Pamela Geller, the great conservative counter-jihad blogger, has the very latest on this topic. Her blog will make your jaw drop, and will make you want to take action, if you have not already. Here is the link:
I especially appreciated Pamela pointing out the hypocrisy of Carbonite's CEO.
Thanks for sharing this, American Infidel.
Here is a list of ones that dropped Rush I do not have their E-Mails but they should not be hard to find.
Here is the list, lets start the calls, Also lets show our support for Rush on his Face Book page.
Mortgage lender Quicken Loans Website: http://www.quickenloans.com/?qls=MBR_QL000001.0000536097&ef_id=...
Mattress retailers Sleep Train Website: http://www.sleeptrain.com/
Sleep Number Website: http://www.sleepnumber.com/
Software maker Citrix Systems Inc Website: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/home.asp
Online data backup service provider Carbonite Website: http://www.carbonite.com/en/
Online legal document services company LegalZoom E-Mail: http://www.legalzoom.com/
ProFlowers Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ProFlowers?sk=wall
Lets show these liberal progressives who really buys things, unless they use others money liberals do not spend their own.
Rob ....Thanks so much for posting this. I am writing to these cowardly traitors who caved into the radical left hypocrits with their disgusting double standards !
Also sent a letter of support to Rush while listening to his show this morning.
Some good news to announce about Carbonite. Their stock dropped 12%. Well they wanted to teach us a lesson so maybe they should keep dropping. Is life not grand??
Write Rush and tell him that he has made himself vunerable to the evil that runs this nation - find out which sponsers dumped him and contact them, tell them that you will no longer do business with them.