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Rush Limbaugh, You're a Dirtbag

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Cowboy Humor by Ben Marshall

I do not apologize in advance for this column.

There have been two blisterin' days since Rush Limbaugh called a young college student a slut and a prostitute.

Durin' a show on the day after he launched  his assault on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown law student, he made this comment on his show.

"if we're going to pay for your contraceptives and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you to post the videos online so we can all watch."

Anyone who isn't disgusted by what he has done to this young girl needs to stop readin' right now and never come back to this website again.

It was wrong, and it was dirty, and it was intentional.

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Sleep Train was one of the first companies to remove their ads from the Rush Limbaugh Show. I thank them for that.

In the ensuing hours after his attack on the young student attendin' a Christian college, more of his advertisers abandoned ship.

They didn't do so immediately like Sleep Train did but they did, eventually, bow to the force of public outrage and left the Rush Limbaugh Show bereft of millions of dollars in advertizing revenue.

The hit in his pocketbook must have started Rush's heart beatin' today because he backed off and pontificated a ridiculous apology.

It was like an alligator was eatin' your leg and backed off to say he was sorry when he saw your gun was pointed at his head. We can now add alligator apologies to alligator tears.

Here was Rush Limbaugh's apology today after his advertisers abandoned him: "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."

In the first place, what he said to the young lady was not humor. Humor would be Rush Limbaugh slippin' on a banana peel. Humor is definitely not callin' a college girl a slut and a prostitute because you disagree with her desire to have personal choices in issues that are no concern of yours.

He crossed the line and he should be off the air for what he said the first day.

If you are a father or a mother, a grandfather of a grandmother, an aunt or an uncle of a young girl in college or not, you cannot again listen to Rush Limbaugh's rants with the same passion you did before. If you can, check your heart to see if it's still beatin'.

He used to be funny. I hear, in the early days of his show when was constantly insultin' a town next to where he lived might have been tryin' to be funny by sayin' things like, "You'll know when you've arrived in the town because of all the cars jacked up on bricks in the front yard."

He was a bully then, too, but we all thought it was an attempt at humor. Lookin' back from today, however, it doesn't seem all that funny for the residents of the targeted town.

As the uncle of two lovely young girls, I was deeply offended by his first comments on Wednesday. His second comment about wishin' to watch a sex video of the young co-ed left me so angry it's taken all day and night to come back to a place where I can write again.

Rush Limbaugh, you're a dirtbag. You're a dirtbag for all the things you said to this young girl and you're a dirtbag for thinkin' you can amble up to the mic and say you really didn't mean it and it was all in good fun.

You can't absolve yourself for what you did to Sandra Fluke with alligator apologies and there is no good reason to ever hear what you have to say again.

You need to go off the air, Rush. You need to go off the air now.

Anyone who reads this and disagrees with me, please send me the reasons why. If I find it compellin' I'll try to find some way to stop dislikin' Rush. I'm not sure this is possible but I promise to be fair.

Cowboy Humor.

This column was written over a month ago and still Presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney, has not criticized Limbaugh's bad behavior. All of America is wondering why.

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