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Flush Rush from the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service

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  • Democrat
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    I object to Rush Limbaugh being on the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, and here is
    my objection, as a Veteran, and a past Broadcaster. You can't believe how many people that are not Brain-Washed Ditto Heads that are disgusted by his nefarious Lies and vicious slandering attacks on the air! Everything he says is just Republican Propaganda anyhow!
    Limbaugh says that he has the right to Lie and Distort the Truth because he is a Comedian,
    and he does it for Entertainment Value! But, the majority of our Troops are mostly young,
    and lacking the knowledge to discern the Truth from his Lies. And, that doesn't give him the
    right to insult every women that takes the Pill by calling them "SLUTS AND WHORES" on his Radio show, or the right to insult every African-American by using the "N" word on his show.
    And, if that wasn’t bad enough, he is a self proclaimed DRUG ADDICT that made his Housekeeper go to CRACKTOWN to procure his illegal Oxycontins. And, he took so many of them that it affected his Auditory Nerve and he lost much of his hearing. There was also the time that he got caught going to the Dominican Republic, notorious for under age prostitutes. He got caught with several bottles of Prescription Viagra that belonged to someone else! That’s against the law!

    I have started a new petition on line to get him off of AFRTS, the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service.
    So, here is the Petition I started Thursday. I printed a copy in this email. First the
    Link, then the petition itself. And, please sign it and forward it to everyone you can. I would appreciate it. This needs to be publicized!

    God bless
    DAVID LAWRENCE ROYALE
    954 938 8637
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/998/951/807/get-rush-limbaugh-off-of-the-armed-f...

    Rush can say what he wants, but when he insults every American Women that takes the Pill by calling them SLUTS and WHORES; and when he insults every African-American with his reference to the “N” word on the air, why is he still on AFRTS? Paula Dean never used it on the air, but her admition that she has used it in the past got her kicked off the air. In light of this, why is Rush Limbaugh allowed to spread his LIES, PROPAGANDA, FEAR-MONGERING, AND HATE-MONGERING on AFRTS to our young Troops that are susceptible to his LIES, without having the discernment it takes to tell truth from nefarious lies. We should not be using taxpayer dollars to spread his insults, hate mongering, and lies on AFRTS! He has already insulted every female member of the Armed Forces that takes the Pill and every African-American in the forces with his use of the “N” word last month. I figure that comes to about 3/4rs of the American Military Forces, or their significant others. So, why is he on the Air? You say he is a highly rated Radio Personality and qualifies to be on AFRTS, well, have you looked lately? Over the last year or so, he has lost over 50 Major Advertisers that will have nothing to do with him like he has the plague. Even Cumulus, his Radio Network, has just announced that they are dropping him at the end of his contract this year. He can say what he wants, but he should not be polluting the minds of our young troops with his Lies and his Hate-Mongering. We should not be polluting the airwaves on AFRTS that we pay for with our Tax Dollars. He has now insulted over 150 Million Americans with his vicious slurs and Propaganda, and that includes about 3/4rs of our young Troops, in just the last year or so. Get him off of AFRTS. Please sign on.
  • Republican
    Raleigh, NC
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    RUSH FOR PRESIDENT!!!! If you don't agree, then you must hate America
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    First of all I am a firm believer in the First Amendment, if you don't like what is being said, then turn the show off, but to ban speech from the very ones who are on the front lines defending our right for Free Speech is definitely not democratic.
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    Freedom of Speech is one of our most precious rights. It must be protected enthusiastically by all of us. Also, the Freedom of the Press was considered more important than Govt itself by Thomas Jefferson. BUT when it comes to LYING, SLANDER, & egregious injury and harm to a person who is innocent of any criminal wrong-doing, then we are crossing into "enemy territory." Our radio waves should NOT be used as a Propaganda Organ for the right wing Echo Machine. Before Reagan changed it, we had a Fairness Doctrine which said "both sides" of any argument must have an equal chance (or equal TIME) to advance their side of the argument. But Reagan stopped that, around the same time as he allowed military experts in "propaganda warfare" on our public airwaves, to brain-wash Americans into voting Republican. Rush Limbaugh was one of the prominent men who were chosen for that duty. (Well Paid, I might add). Rush Limbaugh spent the night in the Geo Bush WhiteHouse, & was made an "honorary member of Congress," by the Republican Party. (which probably should be illegal). For some reason, Limbaugh is immune to any ordinary rules of decency, & can get by with endless volumes of excrement, & pure manure on the radio. While most of us can wear protective ear plugs & nose plugs while Rush is on the air, some people (like our military in overseas locations) are virtually forced to listen to the steady drumbeat of his Dung.

    So in the interest of their mental stability & their physical health, we should NOT FORCE the ideas of Rush Limbotomy upon our Armed Forces. He is detrimental in a multitude of ways. First of all HE LIES every time he opens his mouth, he is a known DRUG ADDICT, he is a determined PARTISAN for the Republican Party, which allows no compromise in his belief system, He is a "racist" and a "homophobe", his attitudes are very strongly held, including being: anti-women. Perhaps the MOST IMPORTANT of his attributes is a "Draft Dodger" & when given the opportunity to Fight for his country, (over in Viet Nam) Rush first went to college (to avoid the Draft) -- & then when forced to Quit college (he flunked out) he used his family doctor to get him a physical deferment (classified 4-F) to avoid going to war. The stated problem was an obstruction in the anus, they say. But some reporters have been much more direct, & said that Rush was "just plain full of shit." //
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    johnnycee Wrote: First of all I am a firm believer in the First Amendment, if you don't like what is being said, then turn the show off, but to ban speech from the very ones who are on the front lines defending our right for Free Speech is definitely not democratic.
    Yes we all have the freedom of speech, but Rush has no right to spread Hitler style lies to the majority on American media, this is not Germany in World War II. Rush media was outlawed for a reason after World War II, it was made legal again in 70's by the money system for a reason too, can you guess the reason?
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Listening to Rush Limbaugh is not mandatory, turn him off if he upsets you, but tell others or rather demand others to not listen is wrong as this violates free speech.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    johnnycee Wrote: Listening to Rush Limbaugh is not mandatory, turn him off if he upsets you, but tell others or rather demand others to not listen is wrong as this violates free speech.
    After what Hitler did using the media to brain wash the Germany majority, laws were passed to keep this from ever happening in America. Shows like Rush could not exist and did not exist until the 70,s when the law that kept Rush media off our air waves was repealed. The law was affective and simple and worked, until the money system wanted to use Hitler media once again to brain wash the majority, but in America this time. Hitler was wrong, so is the money system that runs and brain washes America, and yes Rush is the modern day Hitler media.
  • Democrat
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    United: I think you drank too much Kool -_Aid.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    johnnycee Wrote: United: I think you drank too much Kool -_Aid.
    Or, I look at what history did and said, try it some time, you may grow a set.
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    The name "Hitler" is invoked by both the left and the right so often that it loses it's meaning. And people tune out. Nevertheless there is something to be learned in studying how Hitler was able to sway the masses into a rampage of self destruction. Along with invoking Hitler, journalists, pundits and politicians have also thrown around the term "fascism," with little understanding of what the political underpinnings of fascism really are. And to be fair, in researching "fascism," there does not appear to be a one consensus definition. Chris Hedges has used the term "Christian Fascists" while Sheldon Wolin has steered clear of that term and coined the term "inverted totalitarianism." On the other hand, the right wing liberal hater, Jonah Goldberg has sought to associate fascism with liberalism.

    One of my favorite articles, though is by Laurence W. Britt entitled Fascism Anyone.

    Quoting Britt:

    "For the purpose of this perspective, I will consider the following regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia. To be sure, they constitute a mixed bag of national identities, cultures, developmental levels, and history. But they all followed the fascist or protofascist model in obtaining, expanding, and maintaining power. Further, all these regimes have been overthrown, so a more or less complete picture of their basic characteristics and abuses is possible.

    "Analysis of these seven regimes reveals fourteen common threads that link them in recognizable patterns of national behavior and abuse of power. These basic characteristics are more prevalent and intense in some regimes than in others, but they all share at least some level of similarity."


    Britt goes on to list 14 Characteristics of fascism, and since the topic is Rush Limbaugh, it's appropriate to go through the list and see how many apply to good ole Rush...and for that matter the Tea Party...or as Eternal Flame would call them, the modern version of the John Birch Society.

    Take a look at the link above and reflect upon each of the traits and their implications on trends in our American society. It scares me to see how many apply to the far right in this country, but also scary is how so many middle class good Americans have adopted that kind of thinking. The history lesson that must not be forgotten from Hitler's Germany is the tactics he used to sway the masses...and are embodied in Britt's 14 characteristics of fascism.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    So many people equate Hitler as the be all to end all of evil dictator's when history is replete with far worse dictators than Hitler, Stalin comes to mind as does Pol Pot nor withstanding Mao's purge of non-conforming Chinese, in a more modern setting take your pick of any Middle Eastern dictator when it comes to abuses of its citizens, or many of smaller nations on the African continent and also the sub-Saharan countries, all of these countries are not ruled by the air ways, and those that do have state run media they do not have the option of tuning them out, so if Rush bothers you ,tune him out, just don't demand of me and others to do the same. BTW, many of the commentators on other networks also use inflammatory rhetoric, I believe Schultz called one of the FOX female commentators a "slut", Matthews never misses a chance to call many of the FOX news personalities "Racists"or worse, Madow still questions many of the FOX news people intelligence by referencing them as "stupid, dumb and just not well informed", we wont even go into what they think of the Tea Party. So it isn't just Rush, but it's about our culture ,we love the gotcha type of reporting and great sound bytes, forget about substance of content, or for that matter Truth, its more about the ratings which equals the best sound byte, forget about actual news journalism.
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    johnnycee Wrote: So many people equate Hitler as the be all to end all of evil dictator's when history is replete with far worse dictators than Hitler, Stalin comes to mind as does Pol Pot nor withstanding Mao's purge of non-conforming Chinese, in a more modern setting take your pick of any Middle Eastern dictator when it comes to abuses of its citizens, or many of smaller nations on the African continent and also the sub-Saharan countries, all of these countries are not ruled by the air ways, and those that do have state run media they do not have the option of tuning them out, so if Rush bothers you ,tune him out, just don't demand of me and others to do the same. BTW, many of the commentators on other networks also use inflammatory rhetoric, I believe Schultz called one of the FOX female commentators a "slut", Matthews never misses a chance to call many of the FOX news personalities "Racists"or worse, Madow still questions many of the FOX news people intelligence by referencing them as "stupid, dumb and just not well informed", we wont even go into what they think of the Tea Party. So it isn't just Rush, but it's about our culture ,we love the gotcha type of reporting and great sound bytes, forget about substance of content, or for that matter Truth, its more about the ratings which equals the best sound byte, forget about actual news journalism.
    I am aware that Rush and the Republicans are not the only people who use our media to brain wash. The law that required all public broad casting to provide the same amount of air time to all political parties was repealed so the money system can thrive, not just one party or Rush. The money system can use our air waves freely to dumb up Americans now that the law that kept them from doing so is gone. There was no one stopping Hitler from using the media and their is no one from stopping the money system from using the media to brain wash either, since the seventies. This type of broadcasting used by the system is not freedom of speech, it is freedom to rule the ignorant they created, this is against what America once stood for.
  • Independent
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    Schmidt;
    I appreciate the fact that others too can see there are lessons to be learned from Hitler and I am not using Hitler for a scare tactic. Hitler is not Stalin or like any other barbaric dictator. Had Hitler died before he started World War II, he would of went down as the greatest leader of Germany ever and would be more celebrated than George Washington is.
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    I must confess I am getting a little bit confused today, as I seem to hear people defending Hitler as a guy who would have gone down in history as a great leader. Not the worst dictator who ever lived. Gee, I wonder what it TAKES to get on the list as a "bad dictator"? (ha) Enslaved his people & militarized every aspect of their life, kept them brainwashed (& brain-dead) with endless propaganda, (mostly anti-Jewish), got into engineering of their genetic code, to breed the pure Aryan race (German blonde, blue eyed), put millions of people to death simply because they were Jewish, or they helped the Jews with food or escape. Worked & starved people to death, & gassed them in the ovens. Placed millions of people on boxcars to carry them to death camps. He invaded many nations, including Scandinavia, where many citizens fought back, refused to turn in the Jews, & all the people (including the King) wore the Star of David, so Nazis could not tell who was or was not Jewish. Scandinavians were so successful in agitating the Nazis, that it was the only nation that the Nazis gave up & withdrew their troops. But Hitler was intent on taking over most of Europe & making the whole continent Fascist, & if the U.S. had not defeated him in 1945, we may not have remained a free democratic society much longer.

    Rush Limbaugh is NOT an independent broadcaster, he is an "honorary member of the GOP Congress" -- visited Daddy Bush at his WhiteHouse, & is well paid by the Republican Party to spew total LIES, & hostile slanderous rhetoric, on multiple networks, almost every day, for 30 years. He was born a spoiled little rich boy in Cape Girardeau, MO (where his daddy was a lawyer, & owned part of an airport & a radio station). Rush once was a sports broadcaster, & an owner of a Baseball Team. You know that BIG MONEY is behind Rushie, because nobody YET has been able to get him taken off the air. When he totally ignores the "rules of the game" for political advertising & for human decency. He called Ted Kennedy a "philanderer" who drowned Mary Jo Kopechne (a Kennedy secretary), when his car drove off a bridge on an unlit downhill road, near midnight. He called a college law student a "slut" because she was taking birth control pills. I long ago quit listening to all his crazy insults & opinions. He filters all his phone callers on his radio show, & won't allow any true stmts or questions on the air. It would make him "look bad" & the ONLY thing allowed on his show are the false stmts, propaganda, & lies "approved" by the GOP. (For absolute compliance to the "party line" he gets paid $50 million dollars a year). With a contract for 8 years, paying $400 million dollars. See how the Republican Party operates? The more crooked you are, the better liar you are, you make the BIG BUCKS. While truly honest & patriotic Americans are often unemployed or nearly starving on minimum wages.

    The Founding Fathers would be totally aroused to Fury about all this. I would fully expect them to lynch the Limbaugh on the nearest light post. After a fair trial by jury, I guess. (wink) But we are just dwelling in the area of Fiction, here, when it comes to fair Justice for the Limburger types. He will most likely spend his life, for 90 years, smoking cigars aboard his Yacht, near Palm Beach, Florida (since 1996), & chomping on fish bait.

    Somebody also said that it would be "unconstitutional" and a violation of free speech, if WE Democrats told someone "not to listen to Rush" on the radio or other media. Just a REMINDER: That almost everyday some Republicans, including Rushie, TELL ALL THEIR BRAIN-WASHED Masses, (oops, -- I mean "loyal followers") that they should NEVER listen to the mainstream media, - also known as -- the LIBERAL media. --- NOW I think LOGIC should tell you, if it is violation of free speech to stop anyone from listening to Rushie, then it is EQUALLY a violation of free speech to try to stop someone from listening to the mainstream "liberal" media. (We never hear you complaining about THAT side of the issue).
  • Democrat
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    And to think all we have to do, to get rid of this Rush Limbaugh or for that matter any radio commentator that engages in inflammatory rhetoric, is to change the station, and yet we don't!