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Rush: "I believe Democrats have a long history of using victims of various things as political spokespeople because they believe they are untouchable, infallible, they are immune from criticism"

Me: "You asshat. The republicans have used 9/11 victims, war veterans (if you dont support the war, you hate soldiers!), other vicitims of terrorism to support their illegal acts. How the fuck is that any different?"

Then I donkey punch him.

Posted by Monique | October 27, 2006 10:44 AM

As others are pointing out:

Terry Schaivo.

Only she didn't even speak for herself.

Posted by david | October 27, 2006 11:17 AM

Some right-wing weasel on CNN Wednesday night was going on about how we can find a cure for Parkinson's without stem cell research.

RIIIIIIGHT. And we can cure AIDS with Robitussin.

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Posted by matthew | October 27, 2006 12:25 PM

With the victim thing, Limbaugh is trying to sustain the meme that Ann Coulter started with her attack on the 911 widows. I don't think it's really catching on, sorta like last year's attempt to sell "The Criminalization of Politics" when the Abramoff scandal broke.

What's ironic is that there is nothing wrong with disagreeing with a victim's position. I don't believe in the death penalty and could respectfully debate the issue with someone whose loved one was murdered. What's dickish is to attack a victim, to accuse them of exploiting a tragedy for personal gain, especially when you have no evidence to support it. But that's what Limbaugh and Coulter have done. They haven't tried to argue against the positions of the "victims" at all. The have only made personal attacks. It's just extra-weird that they do this while simultaneously trying to promote the idea that Democrats are exploiting victims because they can't be criticized.

Finally, after watching that interview I realized that Michael J. Fox is, like, the best person ever.

Posted by skweetis | October 27, 2006 12:47 PM

(T)hat's what Limbaugh and Coulter have done. They haven't tried to argue against the positions of the "victims" at all. The have only made personal attacks ..."

Correction: That's what you think they've done based on ... 5-second Big Media soundbits & bites would be my guess. I'm guessing you didn't take time to catch Limbaugh's context (& he's capable of being contextual even when he's not on drugs) or Coulter's (who talks trash but writes well most of the time; she was awake while getting her get in constitutional law).

No disrespect to sick celebs, but just having John Edwards lay on his craprap about Christopher Reeve rising & walking again (if only we let the Democrats harvest embryos) doesn't mean that Reeve or Fox would or will rise again.

Despite what Edwards, Fox, Democrats, and Reagan's son the ballerina are telling you, stem cells & stem cell research are way more complicated than that. Limbaugh & Coulter actually understand complexity. Too bad that liberals are confused by it.

Posted by ? | October 27, 2006 5:22 PM

Coulter understands complexity. Right. Fuck you. That's about as complex as you or Coulter or Limbaugh deserve.

Posted by Fnarf | October 27, 2006 6:39 PM


Posted by SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS | October 27, 2006 11:49 PM

Now this snarf person & I have had other gunfights at the Ann Coulter Corral, but the wanker (snarf, not Coulter) just keeps popping up again & again like Whackamole or Bill Murray's groundhog.

We sort of had a draw on Coulter's attempt to redraw Joe McCarthy in her own image (bad book, good cause, I said), but Coulter's 'Slander' was so good that snarf, if he would read it & if he can read, would turn back (like a pumpkin) into a pewling little cesspool of derangement that not even the Betty Ford Clinic could reconstitute as marginally humanoid.

snarftards like snarf threw all of Coulter's copious footnotes at the wall, just to see if they'd stick, & almost everything did except a screwed ref to Dale Earnhart's obit in the Jason Blair Times. Score: Coulter, almost 100%; Liberals, dead as dogshit.

Limbaugh? He speaks for himself. Too bad the snarftards have a vicious compulsion to twist & flatten the poor dopefiend out of his nuanced contexts. He's more to be pitied or rehabbed than censured or censored.

& fuck you very much, snarf. Coming from a brain-dead fuckwit like you, that's a compliment.

Posted by mistress milhous | October 29, 2006 12:07 PM

"Some right-wing weasel on CNN Wednesday night was going on about how we can find a cure for Parkinson's without stem cell research.

RIIIIIIGHT. And we can cure AIDS with Robitussin."

I support the opening of government funds for stem cell research as much as anyone else. However, people (on both sides of the argument) need to fully understand the state of the science as it is today. There is a lot of progress being made with stem cells in many fields currently. That said, they are no magic bullett. They may (eventually) be a treatment for many neurodegenerative diseases, and yes government funding of the research would expedite this work. But more realistic is the argument that treatments will come from other sources first.

Stem cells are not the only hope for Parkinson's or any other disease and in fact are (realistically) not the best hope. This doesn't mean that research into how stem cells can be used therapeutically shouldn't be funded, but we shouldn't oversimplify the argument.

Posted by grgmncr | October 29, 2006 6:24 PM

Dittos, grgmncr, & thanks for the nuance.

Posted by mistress rush | October 30, 2006 10:02 AM

Started reading Coulter's latest, Godless. Aside from a cloying & annoying style (too many parenthetically snide asides like this one), it's good so far.

It took 4 - 5 decades to fumigate smelly orthodoxies of the Left & to arrive at close approximations of the truth about Alger Hiss & the Rosenbergs. Coulter demonstrates beyond any reasonable doubt that, after 8 decades, we have final proof that Leftist icons Sacco & Vanzetti were guilty as hell, where they deserved to fry.

Ditto Dukakis & Willie Horton. If her naunced account of left-wing Horton spinning is wrong, tell me how & where.

Of course Big Media wanted to divert your attention away from Coulter's powerful indictments of leftist propaganda and toward one or two semi-warped sentences about the leftist Jersey girls. That's what Big Media, BM, are good at ... blowing you off.

Posted by Hot Damn Ann | October 30, 2006 10:12 AM

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