Let's Talk About Context, Shall We?

In answer to the comments and e-mail I have received regarding my post on the statements made by Rush Limbaugh about Michael J. Fox as being based in liberal bias and taken out of context.

Call it biased if you like but,

Here's your context:

It is called the world according to Rush:

"Citizen service is a repudiation of the principles upon which our country was based. We are all here for ourselves."

"One of the things I want to do before I die is conduct the homeless Olympics . . . the 10-meter shopping cart relay, the dumpster dig, and the hop, skip, and trip."

"If you're working to make the playing field fair and level, you're working for the wrong reasons. Work to take the opportunities that arise and use your individual talents to excel at those opportunities."

"The culture war is between the winners and those who think they're losers who want to become winners. The losers think the only way they can become winners is by banding together all the losers and then empowering a leader of the losers to make things right for them."

"I don't consider myself an offensive guy. I am just a harmless lovable little fuzzball."

"Enraging liberals is simply one of the more enjoyable side effects of my wisdom."

"Once again we find conservatives able to be totally honest about who liberals are. And I'm telling you, the liberals cringe. They go ape! When you dare be honest about them, they call it an attack!"

"Take that bone out of your nose and call me back."(To a black caller.)

"Why should Blacks be heard? They're 12% of the population. Who the hell cares."

"Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?"

"The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies"

"If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people -- I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do – let the stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work."

"I think this reason why girls don't do well on multiple choice tests goes all the way back to the Bible, all the way back to Genesis, Adam and Eve. God said, 'All right, Eve, multiple choice or multiple orgasms, what's it going to be?' We all know what was chosen."

"The feminist movement was created to allow ugly women access to the mainstream of society."

"Women were doing quite well in this country before feminism came along."

"They vote with their vaginas."

"Some of these babes, I'm telling you, like the sexual harassment crowd, they're out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes."

"When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it's an invitation."

"When you strip it all away, Jerry Garcia destroyed his life on drugs. And yet he's being honored, like some godlike figure. Our priorities are out of whack, folks."

"If the owl can't adapt to the superiority of humans, screw it"

"The most beautiful thing about a tree is what you do after you cut it down."

And last but certainly not least, particularly Foleyesque,

"And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

Thanks to Richard Mathis for compiling this bit of context.


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