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Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:48 pm

Hold the phone here. Mr. pjbogart twice in this thread made the claim that Meade thinks Hitler was a liberal. It's frequently said with good reason that Hitler was a socialist. Perhaps Mr. Bogart in his confusion equated "socialist" with "liberal" a common mistake in certain circles. Or he's another fanatic willing to lie for his cause. He better be back here pronto with the actual Meade quote or he can show us how a dude apologizes. :P
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Ducatista » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:19 pm

Huckleby wrote:I guess I am arguing at the margins, I agree with you mostly. But there's some paternalism left.

Yeah, there is. Dying out by attrition, I hope, but still there.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:21 pm

Let me help. I think it was in this topic:
"What's wrong with the GOP, anyway?"

in National Politics and Government, on Feb. 2, 2012, at 4:24 pm, that Meade wrote:

Detritus wrote:
Ironically, the Journal really was a Socialist newspaper, back when it published in German under the name Deutsche Arbeiter Zeitung....



Really? When was "back when"? Was that before the National Socialists in Germany gave socialism a bad name or after the Soviet Socialists in the Soviet Union gave socialism a bad name?


The idea seemed to be to conflate Nazi-ism with socialism as understood today, which gets conflated with liberalism (see the later segue to discussing the Netherlands, and god help us the Girl Scouts), which gets conflated with Obama, which gets conflated with the Democrat Party, and... well, don't you get it?

Or something. You'll have to read the damn thing yourself and try to figure it out. Detritus, Marvell, and I all tried to sort it out at the time, and Meade wisely backed off and walked away, but now he's here again trying to save face. Or something.

You can't totally blame pj for this one. Trying to figure out what the right wing is saying gets, well, deep. Which was the point of the topic.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:50 pm

Back to the Rush sponsors topic:

I believe the number of sponsors who have pulled out reaches ten. Today's list:

AOL
ThinkProgress
bonobos

Still looking for more confirmation on the last two.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:02 pm

ThinkProgressive (and small primates) advertised on the Limbaugh show?

The Washington Post says nine.

More of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers say they are dropping his program after the conservative talk show host’s derogatory comments about a Georgetown law student.

On Monday, AOL Inc. and Tax Resolution Services Co. were the eighth and ninth companies to say that they will suspend advertising on Limbaugh’s program, one of the most popular radio shows in the country.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby WestSideYuppie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:40 pm

Meade wrote:Educate us, pj. How does a dude apologize?


Google "true contrition."

One indication is if Rush refrains from engaging in similar behavior in the future.

For now, it doesn't matter. It's like a dog that craps on the sidewalk. You can punish the dog, but meanwhile a dozen people have stepped in the crap -- the Republican leadership. Rush was merely putting words to their thoughts.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:45 pm

Rich Schultz wrote:Hold the phone here. Mr. pjbogart twice in this thread made the claim that Meade thinks Hitler was a liberal. It's frequently said with good reason that Hitler was a socialist. Perhaps Mr. Bogart in his confusion equated "socialist" with "liberal" a common mistake in certain circles. Or he's another fanatic willing to lie for his cause. He better be back here pronto with the actual Meade quote or he can show us how a dude apologizes. :P


Nice moronicon. Are you 12?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Meade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:53 pm

The fact is I never said Hitler was a liberal.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Meade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:02 pm

Socialists are not liberals. Socialists are authoritarian proponents of big centralized-planning government. Socialists discount individual liberty and freedom in favor of equalization and wealth redistribution. Most socialists are rent-seekers who place a low value on free markets and wealth creation. True liberals are not socialists.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:45 pm

Sorry if the emoticon distracted you from the evidence you forgot to bring with you. :roll:
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Rich Schultz » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:47 pm

And the apology you owe Meade.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby Meade » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:03 pm

Thanks, Rich, but I don't need an apology. The only thing pj owes me is that ten bucks I loaned him back in '72 so he could buy a dime bag for the Dead concert.
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby pjbogart » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:26 pm

Here's the audio of Rush's apology

So what do you guys say? Seem sincere?
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby indycoyote » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:33 pm

Meade you fucking tool- no one was buying dime bags in 1972, and certainly not for "Dead concerts". The only time anyone needs a "dime bag" is when they wanna get aroused by Althouse, and even then it surely takes more than a dime!
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Re: Boycott 1310 Sponsors of Rush

Postby condor0523 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:52 pm

I started this thread primarily based on Rush's comments. This is where Isthmus should have a thread gone wild and shut it down, Let’s stick the points – old trick “I know u are but what an I” so compare Jon Sterwart or Bill Maher to Rush --Stop it – I will start additional threads for Jon and Bill and u can bitch on that thread – but please don’t justify Rush’s actions based on what someone else did – be accountable. As for patronizing women – fun argument -- idiot -- the point is we realize what women go thru – see Walker’s taking apart of fair wages. Or you can start your own thread!
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