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Civility alert: Liberal radio host says tornado victims forsaken by ‘their God’

posted at 1:45 pm on March 5, 2012 by

In case you missed the news, Rush Limbaugh has folded. He has formally apologized for calling feminist activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” So is the left ready to move on—to forget, if not to forgive?

Don’t bet on it! Fluke herself appeared on ABC’s The View on Monday, where she said Limbaugh’s apology isn’t enough:

I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support.

Steny Hoyer, Democratic House leader, agrees. He stated over the weekend that he thinks Fluke should sue Limbaugh “for slander, libel or whatever else might be involved.”

I suppose the left’s position should come as no surprise. Turning the other cheek, after all, is a religious solution, and we know where the left stands on religion.

For some on the left, that stance includes a booting firmly planted on religion’s throat. Take “progressive” radio personality and blogger Mike Malloy … please! In a post today on his blog, Malloy writes cattily:

A longtime warrior in the war against women, Limbaugh (who himself could be a poster boy for birth control) tackled the recent (ridiculous) birth control debate with vicious verbal attacks against a 30-year-old law student who testified before Congress of the medical need for insurance companies to cover birth control pills if for no other reason than that 60% of women on ‘the pill’ take it for reasons other than contraception (endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc).

What makes the debate “ridiculous” to a deep thinker like Malloy is obviously that anyone would dare consider that there is another side to it. For him, religion isn’t just ridiculous. It’s …. Well, let him tell you. Here is what he had to say to his audience regarding the victims of the tornadoes that recently tore path through a large swath of the country (h/t The Radio Equalizer):

Their God … keeps smashing them into little grease spots on the pavement in  Alabama, and Mississippi, and Arkansas, and Georgia, and Oklahoma. You know, the Bible belt, where they ain’t gonna let no goddamned science get in the way, it says in the Bible, blah blah blah blah. So, according to their way of thinking, God with his omnipotent thumb reaches down here and so far tonight has smashed about twenty people into a grease spot on highway 12, or whatever the hell highway they live next to.

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So queeninCT has a radio show?

HumpBot Salvation on March 5, 2012 at 1:55 PM

But did he call them the “S” word and the “P” word?

I was seeing yesterday that it turns out Ms. Fluke is a P-word of a different kind: she’s not 23 but 30, and has been gunning for organizations that don’t provide free contraception for years. She’s a lefty issue advocate, not an innocent grad student who just happens to be unable to afford contraception.

I’m making a point of listening to Rush this morning. He opened the broadcast with a statement that in using provocative characterizations of Fluke, he was lowering himself to the level of the hysterical left. I buy that. I think he’ll go through a rough patch here, but he has so many loyal listeners that he’ll get the advertising dollars back, presumably from other sources, when this dies down.

J.E. Dyer on March 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Like Rush, I’m sure he was joking. God was totally rooting for everyone to survive his creation.

Mmm...Burritos on March 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Is it slander when a talk show has no listeners?

NoDonkey on March 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Steny Hoyer, Democratic House leader, agrees. He stated over the weekend that he thinks Fluke should sue Limbaugh “for slander, libel or whatever else might be involved.”

lol. sue him? for what, calling her a name? i am so sick of whiny liberals. “waaah he called me a mean name! SUE HIM!!!” if it were illegal to call someone a mean name then everyone in america would have to sue so many people…

and the tornado comment is just sickening. first of all, he assumes every single tornado victim there was Christian- so his comment didn’t make logical sense. but even if they were all Christian… i can’t believe he’s using people’s deaths, injuries, and the destruction of buildings, for his own benefit- it’s to try to make himself look smart and funny. this is all one big joke to him. whether those victims were Christian, atheist, or whatever, they should be shown compassion. apparently this guy is incapable of producing compassion within himself.

Sachiko on March 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

he has so many loyal listeners that he’ll get the advertising dollars back

I’m guessing Trojan won’t be signing back on as a sponsor.

NoDonkey on March 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

It’s just icky to call a slattern a slut. Not that there’s anything wrong with being either. It’s empowering for feminists to be a walking semen ashtray for men or something.

Whereas it’s great fun to poke fun at the recently deceased victims of a natural disaster. They just need to lighten up a bit.

NoDonkey on March 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

But did he call them the “S” word and the “P” word?

Nah, but he called them the C-word (clingers), which is just as offensive (or certainly meant to be).

I also noticed that Fluke is, as you write, “a P-word of a different kind,” which is why I referred to in the opening paragraph as a “feminist activist” rather than a law student.

Howard Portnoy on March 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM

If Fluke has a right to sue, then I guess Palin, Ingraham and Malkin, among others, including the left’s own Hillary Clinton, also have the right to sue for being called disgusting names by leftistproguncivilizedlibtard mediots. And IMHO, the “c” word that Maher used is much much more offensive to women than the “s” word that Limbaugh used. But as Limbaugh points out, the left can do and say whatever it wants and then gets maniacally outraged if the right slaps it back at ‘em and then the angry, vile and disgusting words that are considered “benign” when fomenting from the yap of a lefty suddenly turn “heinous” when repeated by a righty. And the thing that keeps me shaking my head daily is how my seemingly intelligent leftist family and friends repeatedly fail to see this discrepancy and continue to support and even participate in this obsessive, compulsive, dysfunctional co-dependent-type enabling misbehavior.

stukinIL4now on March 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The irony of Mike Malloy’s statement about the tornadoes is that he is correct: God does control the wind and weather, and what happens to His people is entirely under His control. The difference, Christians recognize that when bad happens to us, it’s because we live in a sinful world where bad things happen, and we cry out, “Even so, come Lord Jesus!” We cannot wait till the form and fashion of this present world is done away with, till the tears are dried and the heartaches are wiped away, till the Lord remakes this world into what it is supposed to be. Till then, we in our grease spots believe that His ways are above our ways, His thoughts are above our thoughts, that as it says in the (oddly-enough liberal PC-okay-to-quote) book of Isaiah,

” See, a king will reign in righteousness
and rulers will rule with justice.
He will be a shelter from the wind
and a refuge from the storm,
like streams of water in the desert
and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.
Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed,
and the ears of those who hear will listen.” (Isaiah 32:1-3).

The sun shines on the righteous and the unrighteous, and all of us alike are hurt by natural disasters. But we refuse to shake our fist in the face of the Almighty when they happen; we will not mock Him because we do not understand the whys behind the wherefores; we will not make a joke out of the suffering of others, and use them as a crutch to prop up our own tottering unbelief.

In the face of Nature, we find again the awe to believe in a power greater than our own.

JoseQuinones on March 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Does Mike Malloy even have any sponsors we can boycott? Maybe they deserve the P.O.S. they are paying for.

HoosierStateofMind on March 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Talk about your typical, vile and despicable vitriol from the left. Had to look at this to see if it was about Colmes.

Kissmygrits on March 5, 2012 at 6:02 PM

So are you saying Sodom and Gommorah was just bad weather?

plewis on March 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

If Malloy thinks that belief in evolution is so darned important, he might want to try participating in it.

PerceptorII on March 5, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I’m making a point of listening to Rush this morning. He opened the broadcast with a statement that in using provocative characterizations of Fluke, he was lowering himself to the level of the hysterical left. I buy that. I think he’ll go through a rough patch here, but he has so many loyal listeners that he’ll get the advertising dollars back, presumably from other sources, when this dies down.

J.E. Dyer on March 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

That sounds like his plan. There is only so much airtime in an hour of his show, and there are more advertisers who wish to advertise than there are slots for them.

gryphon202 on March 6, 2012 at 12:31 AM

They would not say this if we were talking about Allah. They would be gushing about the Miracles that have transpired or they would be imprisoned. But it’s ok, its only Christians.

Of course, they also have to distract from the fact that with Whites involved, this is not turning out like Katrina.

Bulletchaser on March 6, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Does Mike Malloy even have any sponsors we can boycott?

Only if you’re a consumer of Spice and KY Jelly.

NoDonkey on March 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

So are you saying Sodom and Gommorah was just bad weather?

plewis on March 5, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Or New Orleans, for that matter.

MelonCollie on March 6, 2012 at 11:43 AM

The sun shines on the righteous and the unrighteous, and all of us alike are hurt by natural disasters. But we refuse to shake our fist in the face of the Almighty when they happen; we will not mock Him because we do not understand the whys behind the wherefores; we will not make a joke out of the suffering of others, and use them as a crutch to prop up our own tottering unbelief.

In the face of Nature, we find again the awe to believe in a power greater than our own.

JoseQuinones on March 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Well said; thank you.

AesopFan on March 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

From the official mission statement:

SlutWalk NYC is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture, victim-blaming and slut-shaming, and working to end sexual and domestic violence.

So, you can parade around looking like a slut and declaring that the name is NOT pejorative, but get offended if someone implies you might possibly really be one?

AesopFan on March 6, 2012 at 7:38 PM

I think he’ll go through a rough patch here, but he has so many loyal listeners that he’ll get the advertising dollars back, presumably from other sources, when this dies down.

J.E. Dyer on March 5, 2012 at 1:56 PM

From the headlines: Investors are dumping Carbonite as fast as Carbonite dumped Limbaugh.
I guess they know what side of the bread substitute the icky-wax is on.

AesopFan on March 6, 2012 at 10:57 PM