Rush Limbaugh asked how parents would explain to their kids @PeteButtigieg kissing his husband @Chas10Buttigieg.
Easy. They’re in love and married.
That’s a whole lot easier than explaining why a misogynistic, racist, homophobe has a damn Presidential Medal of Frredom.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 12, 2020
There's a healthy dollop of pathos in Rush, an old man in full, halfheartedly taking feeble baby-swipes at Buttigieg being gay, no longer having the sack to go all in on being fully homophobic as in his glory days, sensing the world has left him behind like a tween's retainer.
— TooHarshHat (@Popehat) February 13, 2020
Ana Navarro responds to Rush Limbaugh…
“Pete and Chasten are giving America an example of what a loving, committed gay couple looks like. And they are breaking glass ceilings and I hope it makes it easier for the LGTBQ kids who get bullied all over America”#ThePeteEffect pic.twitter.com/DJ3PYwChQK
— THE PETE EFFECT (@ThePeteEffect) February 13, 2020
Good thing this guy got a Medal of Freedom https://t.co/udfctcfC9L
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) February 12, 2020
Only halfway joking when I say some folks on the edgelord left are mad because it turned out the reactionary right was lying when they said gay rights would destroy the conventional bourgeois morality and family structure. https://t.co/7fJgXOlvuY
— Starfish Who Should Be Told To Get Back To Work (@IRHotTakes) February 13, 2020
Clearly, he will go to his grave unrepentant and as awful as he has been all along.
That sad sick sack seems to spending an inordinate amount of his remaining time thinking Long and Hard about men kissing and ramming their marriage down trumps throat. Wonder why that is….
“Mr. Man Donald Trump”? Are you fucking kidding me?
I don’t think Pete’s ever had to resort to groping somebody sleeping next to him on a plane, just sayin.
I didn’t think much about the implications of Pete being gay until I saw that video of that Iowa voter who was all set to vote for him until she learned he was gay.
Now I think the pushback has hardly begun — the would-be pusher-backs are just waking up to Pete’s orientation.
The other thing I’ve been wondering about is when those same people figure out that there are two candidates who are Jewish. Especially in this era when antisemites have been emboldened.
@zhena gogolia: Donald Trump: Fewer Jobs Than Obama, More Makeup Than His Wife.
A tween’s retainer serves a purpose, unlike Rush. But I do get the gist of that comment.
I love Pink. She has all the right attitude.
And just fuck Limbaugh, that horrid, disgusting sack of shit. I hope that fucker suffers a long and painful death and ends up alone and friendless in the very end. It’s people like him who make me wish I could believe in the hell I learned about in my Catholic childhood. But I can’t, so I wish that bastard face a hell on earth.
I thought I was watching a ST:NG episode. Rush looks like a Borg drone with those (gold, no less) implants sticking out of his head. Normally, I wouldn’t make fun of someone wearing implants, but he earned his courtesy of his well-documented oxycontin abuse. Now, if only they had affected his vocal cords in the same manner…
@laura: Why do all these men keep sucking my dick? The best Onion article of all time.
@laura: I think we have a laura, a Laura and a Laura Two.
Or are some of you the same person, just set up slightly differently on different devices?
(1) I bit my tongue when Rushbo announced his diagnosis, but if this is how he plans embrace his mortality, he can fuck off and die yesterday AFAIC.
(2) Am I the only one who thinks Chasten is going to be the far more likeable of the hypothetical First Couple?
The whole thing is great, but skip to 1:55 for the part that I hope becomes a Limbaugh/Trump meme.
And how many years did Rush serve in the military?
Oh, you sweet summer child. Misogyny v. Homophobia is the steel cage match in Anti-Electability in American Politics.
@WaterGirl: I listened to Rush once and he was ranting about those using drugs getting three strikes and your out. He alluded to the abusers being black. A few weeks later it was discovered that he was doctor shopping for opiods.
@dr. bloor: Are you saying Chasten has bad taste?
dr. [email protected]: If Chasten is the more likeable of the hypothetical First Couple, that may make him a somewhat average First Lady. They tend to be more approachable and warmer than their husbands.
@Ohio Mom: Except Bar.
dr. [email protected]: That’s because I wasn’t thinking of Pete as electable. I thought he was going to be a short-lived novelty, I didn’t think he was worth any space in my head. Now that was clearly a miscaculation.
Beat me to it.
Also, fuck Rush.
The kids already get it, Rush. You don’t have to explain it to them.
It’s all of you old fuckers who need the explaining.
@debbie: You’d think that having a serious illness would mellow him out but I guess not. He’s going to his grave an unrepentant bigot.
Another reminder that they have been disgustingly awful for decades.
@geg6: I like Pink. When I was sitting the grand imp until he was six months, the local radio station would play Walk Me Home. Once when I arrived at my son’s I mentioned how much I liked that song. Son said well don’t play it for Carter since we don’t think he’s ready for Pink. I looked at my son and said he’s four months old
Oh and when Mom and Dad left, I played the Muffin Man, the Wheels on the Bus and PINK
@OzarkHillbilly: Not necessarily, although he would certainly be in good company. You’d have to go back a ways before you found a first spouse where you didn’t think, “She could have done better.”
@JPL: So he’s a hypocrite too? Shocking. Conservatives seem to have a lock on that.
+1 for Pink.
In the New Age of American Presidential Politics, it is best to thing about the space in your head as a cognitive Airbnb.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
How do parents explain to their kids why Limbaugh’s death isn’t more slow an agonizing? How?
@dr. bloor: Yeah, in most couples the husband tends to be the hardass of the 2.
Wait a minute….
People look at me funny when I remind them that Limbaugh has failed at literally everything he’s ever attempted in life – with the sadly notable exception of running his big fat fucking mouth. He (and we) learned there’s a robust market for that sort of thing in this country; the stoking (or fabrication) of grievances. Here’s hoping his final days are ones filled with fear and misery. Not sure he has the emotional maturity to work actual regret into that mix.
@Ohio Mom: First Gentleman please. Same title as Elizabeth Warren’s husband would have.
@JPL: These people fucking get away with everything. No accountability.
The media is beyond complicit. It should be like what happens with downsizing, where EVERYBODY gets fired, and you have to apply to get your job back, and maybe you do and maybe you don’t.
[email protected]: Bar, exception that proves the rule.
Pete’s response should be, “At least my spouse shows affection.” But that would cause tut-tuttery, I’m sure.
@Patricia Kayden: Maybe he’ll repent on his deathbed Lee-Atwater-style.
Also, to hell with Limbaugh and Atwater.
@WaterGirl: I’m streaming CNN and apparently the NYTimes has a story that Barr is investigating Brennan. They are out of control
No. He’s a class act. And a great speaker as well.
They most certainly are. We have moved far beyond the danger zone. To say it’s distressing is the understatement of understatements.
@JPL: John Brennan?
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: Ouch! It’s hard to be nice to him because he has a serious illness when he’s such a douche. I keep hearing liberals say that we shouldn’t wish cancer on anyone but Rush tests our ability to rise above.
@mrmoshpotato: I haven’t read the article but yes the former director of the CIA … I guess he was mean to Putin and trump.
@Patricia Kayden: I never said anything good or nice about him before, I see no reason why that should change now.
Nice link, thanks. He’s a real mensch.
Still trying to figure out where Rush fits on the Great Bud Light Recyling Tour ’25
McConnell…hard to kick him out of first place (ie last stop, going for broke on that one)
trumpov…way up there too. Another 12-pack there easy.
Rush…Rush might just have to be one where take it easy for a night, pour one out ,and then also hawk a loogie at his tombstone, I dunno. He’s just pathetic.
@JPL: That’s been ongoing for awhile – at least since last fall
I found this today, and it’s so ridiculous I laughed.
What if Bernie had an Anime Opening?
@JPL: Apparently that was what Durham was investigating. trump is trying to excuse Putin’s interference for whatever reason.
From the NYTimes
The NYTimes gives the WH a heads up about articles and asks then to comment. Barr knew the Brennan investigation was coming to light.
Well, you know what he’d say about us in a similar situation…
@JPL: I think self-hate is what drives about 99% of TCNJs…it’s the one thing they have in common across all income levels, regions, etc.
They just can’t address whatever their issue is, and so they take out all that loathing on some imagined “other”
@chris: ” Well, you know what he’d say about us in a similar situation… “
For example, that Robin Williams had emotional problems because he was a liberal… And turned out he was an unfortunate victim of a degenerative disease…
@laura: I swear it’s always the self hating gays that r total homophobes. The rest of us are happy for people living and loving their chosen adult partner
@Ohio Mom: Well, I heard in the Marines that it’s not gay if you don’t push back. ;-)
Having grown up in during pretty homophobic times, the first few times I witnessed two men kissing definitely made me feel a bit uncomfortable. But, as with all things, with intellectual maturity and seeing it more frequently, I see no reason why anyone should be upset by such things. That this is apparently still a thing for Rush says something and something not good.
@dr. bloor: I can go back about 3 years and 1 month, and that’s it.
Anybody know if he’s still married to his 4th wife? I heard a while ago that he was having her followed so he could prove she was cheating on him.
In the meantime, Pete and Chasten, Barack and MIchelle, Joe and Jill, and many others are there to show him how marriage is supposed to work … if he lives long enough to be instructed. Here’s to lingering agony, Rush. Many of us are looking forward to spitting on your grave.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Ohio Mom: @Omnes Omnibus: Bar could fake it for the cameras, mostly. Nancy Reagan made me shiver even when they set up her cameo on Different Strokes
David ??Merry Christmas?? Koch
Pink with the shocking red hair = homage to classic foreign film “Run Lola Run”
elizabeth warren is going to be on lawrence o’donnell this hour.
@WaterGirl: I’ve always been lower case laura, and I believe that Laura too is the niece of of beloved Schlemazel. And yes on The Onion!
Some Iowa ledislators want to make it illegal for teachers to discuss Pete’s sexual orientation. Comments have been choice: How do teachers keep students off the internet? Is one that seems succinct at defining the “logic” of protecting kids.
Of course it’s time honored wisdom that gays have to recruit kids – prey on innocent youth – defile our precious children, etc. Most LGBT were praying for someone, anyone, to “recruit them”. A friend back in the 70’s from NYC heard that lesbians wore black tights and lurked in the park. Guess where she was the next week in a singlet…
warren talked about redlining and bloomberg. pretty good.
True Fact: Median age of Rush Limbaugh listeners = dead.
He has a serious ailment that will most likely kill him. But he will die still believing that his racist, homophobic, misogynistic, 8th wonder of the world self is the best human being ever created, while we think it’s the interfacing of two words, Bull and Shit.
Spit isn’t acidic enough, have to use another bodily fluid, slightly yellow in color.
Comrade Colette Collaboratrice
I hope to savor the pleasures of anticipation for a long time before enjoying this one. What’s the hurry?
I’m so sick of these fossilized old coots who pretend their reactionary slop is radical.