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Limbaugh Uses Fargo Floods to Express Anti-Gay Disgust


As North Dakotans are forced from their homes and struggle with a flooding river, Republican Party leader Rush Limbaugh has other things on his mind.

Said Limbaugh: "I heard some top of the hour news and it made me feel uncomfortable. It's about the flooding in Fargo, North Dakota brought on by the melting snowpack and the icepack. (reading from news item) "As the Red River threatens to overflow, they're filling in the dikes." Isn't there a more appropriate word? Do we have to say, I mean, we don't have any dikes here. The 'dykes' are over there...They're filling in the dikes. Couldn't we change that to 'they're filling in the contingencies' or something?...We really need to change that word."


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  1. This man is way over due for a massive coronary

    Posted by: marco | Mar 29, 2009 2:16:54 PM

  2. wow! the republican national party is being lead by someone who clearly needs to work with a psychologist ... a man with serious issues is leading a party with no issues.

    Posted by: mIKEM | Mar 29, 2009 2:28:28 PM

  3. The fact that he uses the word 'dyke' as if it's a respectful and correct term for lesbians just betrays his ignorance. I find it pretty ironic that he thinks he has a finger on America's pulse by saying all of his hateful thing when really he's just as in touch as someone living under a rock. His number will be up soon and then we can all rest a little easier knowing that Rush will be going to meet his maker and will have to explain why he was so hateful, close minded, and disgusting.

    Posted by: Meade | Mar 29, 2009 2:44:59 PM

  4. Unbelievably juvenile. Let's make jokes with homonyms, like we did in 4th grade! (No, literally, we did.)

    Wait... homonym has "homo" in it. Dammit, new word needed. Perhaps "similarly sounding contingencies?"

    Posted by: michael | Mar 29, 2009 2:46:13 PM

  5. If Limbaugh found out that the words "dike" and "dyke" are called "homophones," he'd really lose his mind.

    Posted by: cognitive dissident | Mar 29, 2009 2:46:52 PM

  6. It would seem that he's still on the oxycotin.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Mar 29, 2009 3:01:54 PM

  7. While I think this man is a moron in all ways, you can't tell me you haven't thought of dykes when they say that word. I mean, obviously making fun of it its insensitive, but he's only verbalizing what everyone already thinks.

    In all honesty I think everyone needs to stop being so offended by what morons like Rush Limbaugh and Bill ORiley say.

    Posted by: Matt | Mar 29, 2009 3:03:56 PM

  8. It's sad that it doesn't occur to him not to use the word "dyke" when referring to a lesbian instead.

    Posted by: SteveS | Mar 29, 2009 3:12:36 PM

  9. "Morbidly obese drug addict" is the perfect way to describe him.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 29, 2009 3:22:36 PM

  10. Whoops -- forgot one.

    "Morbidly obese drig addicted closet queen."

    I think that covers it.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 29, 2009 3:23:34 PM

  11. Actually no, I don't think of lesbians when the context is clear, mostly because I don't think about lesbians very much at all, nor use the word "dy/ike" very often either. That word conjures up images of Holland and the sea far more than lesbians, in my mind.
    Regardless, thats the word for earthen mounds to keep out water. Use it as such and get over it.

    Posted by: clint | Mar 29, 2009 4:10:09 PM

  12. his days in both broadcasting and life are numbered. as miserable as he is, he can't last much longer.

    Posted by: sam | Mar 29, 2009 4:21:51 PM

  13. You might be surprised at how long he may live. He's loaded, and has enough to purchase the most expensive procedures and treatments medical science has to offer to extend his life indefinitely...and he will. He'll continue on for quite some time to come, I'd say. It's true, as well...that awful people are like resilient bacteria.

    This is so unsurprising that any generic condemnation will do.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 29, 2009 4:55:41 PM

  14. Keep talking Rush Lamefool. The more you spew your juvenile "analysis" the more obvious your lack of intelligence and your homophobia become (yes, a redundancy). Fewer and fewer people will want to be associated with you and your imbecilic "opinions".

    Posted by: rudy | Mar 29, 2009 4:59:23 PM

  15. Hmmm...well, being that the country has been talking about "gay marriage" so much the past several years, I guess by his standard gays should now own the word "marriage" and he should be fighting to change the world straight marriage.

    Posted by: Patrick | Mar 29, 2009 5:30:47 PM

  16. Please! Will someone poke him with a fork and see if he is done!

    Posted by: Sandy | Mar 29, 2009 6:43:06 PM

  17. I wonder if he'd like some freedom fries with that?

    Posted by: Bryn | Mar 29, 2009 7:17:02 PM

  18. "Tank" has been reading Aldous Huxley's "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 29, 2009 7:30:58 PM

  19. "Nappy-headed hoes" (apologies for repeating the term) result in Imus biting the dust, for a while. What are the nuts and bolts of a complaint to the FCC?

    Posted by: Clay | Mar 29, 2009 7:50:11 PM

  20. what a fat fuck. go AWAY!

    Posted by: ryan | Mar 29, 2009 9:52:41 PM

  21. Can we just stop getting upset and outraged by this guy? I feel like we have a very immature relationship with him. I feel like he's the big fat kid who picks on you in school and then your parents tell you to ignore him and he eventually goes away. I'm not saying he's going to go away if we stop listening, but I do think his popularity and thus authority will go down.

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 29, 2009 10:37:10 PM

  22. "Whoops -- forgot one.

    'Morbidly obese [drug-]addicted closet queen.'

    I think that covers it."

    Why do we accuse hateful and unwholesome men of being gay and closeted? They don't merit that distinction. We only hurt ourselves by pretending they're like us--both because it associates us unfavorably with them and because it legitimizes denigration of others through implications of queerness. He's an icky old man--probably a straight one.

    Posted by: Sean | Mar 30, 2009 1:24:46 AM

  23. The nature of narcissists' personality disorder is so profound and so primitive that narcissists damage virtually everyone who comes into contact with them. They hurt their children in ways that are hardly imaginable to anyone who hasn't been there. Narcissists elicit profound and primitive wrath rage and hostility from sane and stable people. This damages the social fabric by alienating the very people who might possibly be able to counterbalance the narcissists' malign influences.

    Posted by: JD | Mar 30, 2009 8:39:36 AM

  24. Let's get real. Narcissists think they have a right to punish you just for being the way you are. Think, don't you have the right to be the way you are? Do you have to be some character in the narcissist's fiction that conforms to his or her specifications?

    Does that make any sense? That's as hateful as the crime against humanity of attacking people just for being a certain KIND or nationality.

    The narcissist attacks because he or she is a predator, period. Predators attack any vulnerable prey that crosses their sights, period. Therefore, the prey is NEVER the one bit to blame.

    The most innocent are the most unsuspecting and most easily victimized... until they have learned the hard way not to assume that other people are good. And these foggy-headed idiots who blame the victim should be able to see that. (Maybe if they stopped thinking in buzzword-laden slogans, like robots, they would.)

    In some cases, the narcissist has stolen something of value from you, like your job or reputation or personal welfare - something you definitely have every right to get back from that monster.

    Posted by: JD | Mar 30, 2009 8:45:37 AM

  25. i heard they still needed some large heavy sandbags to stop the advancing tides. rush, do fargo a true favor and lay yourself down.

    Posted by: Bob | Mar 30, 2009 8:46:27 AM

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