Rush Limbaugh Apologizes To Sandra Fluke; Students Protest As Kelly Speaks On Muslim Surveillance; Romney Wins Washington State Caucuses

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Rush Limbaugh apologized to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke Saturday, who he called a "slut" for testifying in favor of contraception coverage. "My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir," he said in a statement. "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices." Meanwhile, Limbaugh continues to see fallout as a result of his continued attacks on Fluke, in which he's likened her to a "prostitute" and mocked President Barack Obama for calling to thank her for her testimony. Quicken Loans and five other advertisers have all pulled ads from Limbaugh's show. [Rush Limbaugh, ABC, NYT]

As Ray Kelly spoke to Fordham Law School alumni, current students and activists protested his department's surveillance of Muslim students outside a Wall Street luncheon Saturday. "You don't accompany Muslim students on a white water rafting trip as part of an anti-terror policy," one student, Adaner Usmani, told NY1. "The problem here is they are holding the Muslim community responsible for the acts of a small group. It's not even worth calling them a minority - it's a dozen people." In his speech, Kelly did not back down on his stance on the tactics, saying they have led to "very dangerous individuals." [NY1, AP via WSJ]

Mitt Romney won the Washington State caucuses held Saturday as he prepares for the impending Super Tuesday contest wherein 10 states will hold primaries and caucuses. [CNN]

The man found dead and bound in a Chelsea apartment has been identified as John Laubach and his death has been ruled a homicide. [NY1]

Although Vladimir Putin is expected to win today's presidential elections in Russia, reports are emerging of "carousel voting," wherein voters repeatedly submit ballots as they travel around in buses. [AP via NYT]

The severe tornadoes that swept through the Midwest and South have claimed at least 38 people's lives. [ABC]

[EstherZuckerman / ezwrites]

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RSmoker
RSmoker

 I could not agree with you more. I think all women should be on birth control and the government should pay for it. I don’t understand why there’s a war on women. We shouldn’t be fighting, we should be loving each other and using contraception except for the gays, lesbian and transgendered who don’t need birth control.

Men are always shoving their ideas on women, like when men insist that women shave their legs. As a man, I like a natural looking woman, with all the body hair that nature intended. In fact, one of my friends finds ‘bushy’ women to be a turn on! I say “Viva la difference.”

Of course this is really all about men controlling women’s bodies. Abortion on demand is the law of the land so women can have as many abortions as they want. Its not like men have anything to do with conception, so why should they have anything to say about about legally sucking out a small clump of cells from a uterus?

I do not know if that sandra girl shaves her legs, but she is attractive and I am glad that she is on birth control and has access to abortion. If she got pregnant it would be very inconvenient to her career and she might have residual weight gain even if she carried the cells to term and gave it up for adoption. Men are the first to call women fat, but they don’t understand what it is like to have a baby.

As a man I wish I could have a baby so I could understand what it would be like. Of course, I would probably choose to abort one if I wasn’t ready or it wasn’t the right gender. I’d feel pretty rotten about a woman whose child I was carrying to tell me that I couldn’t abort the clump of cells that was growing in my nether regions.

Even if I could get pregnant, I definitely would not shave my legs.

Thomas Mc
Thomas Mc

He's only sorry his show is in danger of being cancelled, losing its sponsors. He will continue to be just as vile, just on other subjects, attacking other people. And the Right will continue to parrot his hate mindlessly.

m1kesa1m0ns
m1kesa1m0ns

Limbaugh is the ultimate coward. he has the "courage" to call an innocent woman a slut when it's just his loud mouth over the radio waves. But when his corporate masters call him to task, he'd say anything they ask. He'd suck their balls if he had to.

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