Rush Limbaugh Actually Apologizes to Sandra Fluke

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Now we know what it takes to make Rush Limbaugh issue an apology: money. Or a lackthereof.

Facing the loss of sponsors following his referral to Sandra Fluke - a Georgetown student who tearfully explained to the press last week why health insurance companies should cover the cost of contraception - as a slut, the radio host actually took to his website yesterday and wrote the following:

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"For over 20 years, I have illustrated the absurd with absurdity, three hours a day, five days a week. In this instance, I chose the wrong words in my analogy of the situation. I did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke.

I think it is absolutely absurd that during these very serious political times, we are discussing personal sexual recreational activities before members of Congress. I personally do not agree that American citizens should pay for these social activities. What happened to personal responsibility and accountability? Where do we draw the line? If this is accepted as the norm, what will follow? Will we be debating if taxpayers should pay for new sneakers for all students that are interested in running to keep fit?

In my monologue, I posited that it is not our business whatsoever to know what is going on in anyone's bedroom nor do I think it is a topic that should reach a Presidential level.
My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir. I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."

Is Limbaugh still wildly off base? Of course. Fluke is pushing for health insurance companies to cover birth control, not American citizens. And her argument is based around non "social activities," specifically the case of how contraception can assist with medical conditions such as ovarian cysts.

And why doesn't Rush create a similar stir over health insurance companies covering Viagra?

Still... the guy apologized. That's amazing. Sadly, this also means the Mayans were correct: the world is clearly about to end.

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Sounds like Dr Mount may have received his title by mail (from a third world country) because anyone that comes across this stupid certainly couldn't have earned it legitimately.

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Rush does not make sence. why dont we stop thinking about women for once and just think about the poor unwanted kids that are not properly taken care of just bcos thier mom and dad are too young.

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Dr Mount,It is time for your meds,This is the type of person who listens to Rush,Thank God most of America sees him for what he is,an idiot,As a Christian,Dr Mount you give us a bad name.Please get mental help.

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@ Sapphire Well, how about all those suffering from PCOS get it free since it's a medical condition. But for those using it strictly for contraceptive purposes...go to a free govt. health clinic that we taxpayers already pay for and get their pills. Church groups shouldn't have to dispense such a thing if it goes against their religious beliefs.

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The pill isn't only used for birth control. It is also widely used by females who have irregular menstrual cycles as the hormone estrogen from the pill helps this. I have suffered from PCOS since I was 15 and the pill has helped me through for many years. A lot of women lime me NEED the pill to have a normal period every month.

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both men and women enjoy sex but unwanted kids affects women more than men. unwanted kid cannot stop a man from pursuing his future carrier but it might cause a woman her future. meanwhile, since it does not affect men directly, i dont espect them to support it. Ok, lets stop thinking about the women and think about the innocent unwanted kids that are not properly taken care of bcos thier dads are too young or not ready and thier moms are facing the same situation. i feel for those unwanted kids. Contraceptives are used by young women that still have future plans in life but Viagra are for old men sometimes above 80 that have achieved everything they wanted in life. Rush is an old sad man. it is senceless of him comparing viagra to contraceptives

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"And her argument is based around non "social activities," specifically the case of how contraception can assist with medical conditions such as ovarian cysts"
Hey. No way would I use ViagraHaHa for "social activities" I promise to use it only to salve my, uh, uh, ummmmm, my periodontal, err, pilodontal cyst.

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Please, PLEASE, tell me the correct word to use for paid sex! I'm dying to use the correct word, so as not to upset all these poor souls who are shaking in their boots thinking of who will pay for their sexual activity. Lets see.. you have sex and I pay for your prescriptions to keep from getting pregnant or to get rid of the product of the night before unprotected sex with Joe Shmo who will get his viagara paid for so he can satisfy the ladies for 4 hours or so! I don't want to be in your bedrooms! Don't make me pay for your sex activity and I wont make these comments! Who do we cover next, the pimp on the corner and his "employees". Oh, ms Fluke, what kind of a lawyer you will make! You'll fit into that profession just right! It would be funny, if you couldn't see the demise of the late great country we used to be able to brag about! We've come a long way, baby, all the way DOWN!

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Dr. Mount.........Not surprised to find you on this "intellectual" site!!

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Let's look at the scoreboard: Bill Maher calls GOP women c*nts....Rusbo calls liberal women sl*ts...see any difference here? It's a tied ballgame! Maher says Rushbo should be taken off the air. Hey! Then Billy-Boy better haul his sorry liberal a** out of his studio chair and take a hike, too! It's only fair!!!!

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