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Rush Limbaugh on Stormy Daniels

Posted in On Right Wing Pundits and Bloviators with tags , on March 29, 2018 by playthell

There’s no Shame in this Girl’s Game

“She Didn’t Make Me Horny!”

Rush and his Boo

While surfing through the wonderful world of You Tube in search of interviews with Stormy Daniels, a red-hot mama and shameless hussy who may yet cause Dirty Donald’s presidency to crumble, I stumbled upon a segment of the Rush Limbaugh show titled “What I think of Stormy Daniels.   While I have long since turned a deaf ear to Rush’s rants, cause its usually SOS i.e. same old shit, I though it might be amusing to hear what the star talking head on “Trump News” had to say. 

From the outset he tells us that Stormy didn’t make him horny.  I was taken back and thought it a strange confession; especially since Rush strikes me as the kind of lecherous old horn dog that would to bang a bear if he could get it up, they bound her claws, muzzled her mouth and somebody held her head.  Alas, knowing the Rotund Rush  is a forked tongued charlatan, whom every woman I know considers an unappetizing tub of lard, I seriously doubted that he would kick stormy out of the bed.

Rush’s confession made me wonder what his wife looked like, so I googled her.  The first thing that caught my eye was an article titled Rush Limbaugh: Sick Secrets Of $470 Million Divorce: Wife’s keeping a stable of studs!”  And it was published in his President’s favorite newspaper, the National Enquirer, a scurrilous scandal sheet Trump once publicly inquired in wonder as to why they had not won a Pulitzer Prize.  Dumb Donnie was sure it was the result of a conspiracy among the purveyors of “fake News” like the “failing” New York Times and the Washington Post.

Normally I avoid exposing myself to the Enquirer; not because it isn’t sometimes amusing, an entertaining break from contemplating unpleasant realities, it’s just that I have better employment for my time trying to keep up with the hurly burley cascade of events and write thoughtful erudite commentary on the most important them.  But after hearing Rush trash the journalistic integrity of US News and World Report, by referring to the publication as a “failing” outfit that published “fake news,” I figured that publications like the Enquirer would down with him, they had his back.  Not so!

With such a provocative headline I couldn’t resist perusing the article, and I confess that I am always down to hear some dirt on Rushbo because he is such a dirty MOFO and soulless fraud.  So, I dived into the risqué expose and I was not disappointed.  The Enquirer claims “Rush Limbaugh’s fourth wife is cheating on him with hunky young athletes and setting the stage for a big bucks divorce that could humiliate the right-wing Icon.” The Enquirer claims that family members told them that “Kathryn – a 40 year old blond stunner – is two timing the media motormouth with a married man…She’s taken Rush’s plane to meet men – and even cheated while visiting her cancer stricken dad in Massachusetts.”  

The article goes on in that fashion, painting Rush as a fat tired old man that can’t satisfy the voracious sexual appetite of his hot young wife, who was always in it for the money, just like people say about Melania.  Although how much Rush and Donnie’s wives have in common is open to question, the fact that Rush and Donnie share the same “Trick” mentality is obvious. Both of these men rely on money and status to attract women.  As several of the women who had affairs with Trump testified, Doophus Donald offered them cash after a roll in the hay, which confused and angered them because of what it implied regarding his view of them.

Rush Limbaugh may be nauseating but he ain’t stupid, he knows the only way he is gonna cop a lay is to pay for it.  And it is widely rumored about that Rush was in such a hurry to hook this hottie and fetter her freedom her with the manacles of matrimony that he married her without a prenup!  Say what?

Whether any of this is true or not alas, it serves Rush’s rotund rump right, for he has been a champion of fake news.  If it is true, so much the better, perhaps the wily wife will take the boisterous, bumptious, belligerent blowhard to the cleaners; which is a good place for a down and dirty dog.  Alas, viewed from this perspective, Rush’s unsolicited confession that he didn’t get it up, remaining cool calm and collected while watching Stormy on 60 minutes, takes on a different dimension.

Since the program was not about whether Stormy made Rush horny, but whether she banged The Donald, methinks the bodacious buffoon doth protests too loudly.  The question, where rush is concerned, is whether his hot wife makes him horny and can he rise to the occasion when called upon.  A custom document from a recent trip to the Dominican  Republic shows that Rush had a generous supply of Viagra, but his wife was not a part of his all-male travelling party.* And since it is rumored abroad that randy young Cocksmen have “leapt betwixt his sheets and is doing his office,” as Iyago was told about lusty Moor Othello, Rushbo should spend all his spare time watching over his own yard.  And since wifey is rumored to have a yen for athletes, there is always the chance there is a lusty generously endowed blackamoor hiding in the woodpile!

Since Rush’s penis envy for black athletes is well known, he shares the agony of Iyago who confessed: “The very thought of which is maddening.”   As for Stormy’s credibility, which Rush has trashed, the tawdry tales she told about Dirty Donald’s deeds comes across as far more credible than Rush’s claim that she doesn’t make him horny.  If I was a bettin man, enticed by games of chance, I’d bet my bottom dollar Rush would pay for Stormy to rain golden showers upon his bulbous hog head faster than Hopalong Cassidy could draw his guns.

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** The custom’s Document
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/rush-limbaughs-dominican-stag-party
Playthell G. Benjamin
Harlem, New York
3/29/2016

Can the Student Anti-Gun Movement Succeed?

Posted in The Student Anti-Gun Movement with tags , , on March 25, 2018 by playthell

The Houston Police Chief and Mayor March the Students

Yes!  And Here is How to Do It!

The massive demonstrations in Washington and around the nation over the past two weeks announces the arrival of some new and powerful voices speaking out in the debate about the role of guns in American society. High school students, whose life chances are being impacted by the recurrent incidence of mass shootings of teachers and students in their schools, are speaking out and will not be intimidated into silence by cynical talking heads in mass media, NRA fanatics, or spineless politicians.

No thoughtful observer can witness the gains this movement has already achieved – getting state lawmakers in the gun crazy state of Florida to pass restrictions on gun ownership after only a few weeks of activism, and now the Attorney General’s decision to ban gun stocks the convert semi-automatic weapons into automatic fire arms -can fail to be impressed by the intelligence, maturity and courage of the student activist, especially those from Douglass High, nor the vast potential of this movement.   Politicians will ignore it at their peril!

Few issues conjure up the intense passions which characterize the gun debate, and rightfully so; it’s a life and death matter. Many Americans believe they have a Constitutional right to own and carry military assault weapons.  But the highly intelligent and articulate students who turned out at the protest demonstrations across the nation demanding gun control legislation have called that belief “BULLSHIT!”

Unfortunately, despite their intelligence and righteous anger they have not yet recognized that there can be no solution to the gun plague so long as there is a constitutional right for citizens to “keep and bear arms.” However, they will be educated on this issue as they struggle to get effective gun legislation and are faced with the malicious machinations and amoral duplicity of the NRA and their shills in government and media.

Since I have made the case for repealing the Second Amendment elsewhere I shall not re-litigate it here.  But these students must be educated on this issue because they will soon be voters; some of them will be voting this year.  Fortunately, unlike the Occupy Wall Street Movement, which declared itself “above politics,” as the widely influential documentary filmmaker/activist Michel Moore put it, most of the student leaders like the Afro-American students in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, understand that politics is the vehicle by which they will achieve their goals; turning rhetoric into law.

Yet while good intentions and a passionate belief in the justice of your cause may appeal to a lot of people, it is not enough to affect change.  What we are witnessing is the embryonic stages of a mass movement, a spontaneous eruption orchestrated on social media.   But to bring about sweeping political changes that will finally rid us of this gun plague, the growing ranks of enraged activists must be organized around a workable plan of political action.  If this burgeoning protest movement is to become transformative, several things will have to happen.

First, the students will have to understand that this is a protracted struggle, which is not an easy point to make in the age of Twitter and Facebook when masses of people can be mobilized across the country within days. They must gain a sense of historical perspective which will enable them to understand that it was four years from the time the first Afro-American students challenged legal segregation by sitting down at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960, to the passage of the Omnibus Civil Rights Bill that outlawed de Jure racial separation in 1964.  To learn the lessons movement history can teach, student activists must be willing to consult with, and be instructed by, veteran organizers who know what they are doing.

An excellent instructional manual on the art and science of political organizing is the documentary film “The Organizer,” which explores the life and work of Bayard Rustin -who organized both the March on Washington and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, iconic events in the great Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.  And the recent television documentary airing on MSNBC tonight, “The Media and the Movement ” – which examines the role played by television in the success of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the southern Civil Rights Movement – will help them to better understand the advantages that social media provides them today; how it has enabled them to organize a movement capable of getting masses of people out in the streets virtually overnight.  They must also understand the down side to this enormous power when exercised by people who are politically unsophisticated.  Hence the first task of their advisers is to help these student activists understand that all motion is not progress.

For instance, running around in circles is motion but not progress.  They must understand that progress implies forward movement and to move forward you must have concrete goals and objectives. These are the beacons by which a movement can measure its progress.   But to define specific goals they must first decide what they are struggling for, the strategic objective, because that will determine what your specific demands will be. To popularize their demands they must develop power packed slogans that effectively convey this often-complex vision to masses of people.   If I were advising them I would argue for the slogans “Stop the Blood Bath!”  “Repeal the Second Amendment.”  One is a general demand, the other is specific.

This could become a very effective chant with the call and response pattern that has proven so effective at mass demonstrations and rallies around the world. The chant of student demonstrators “Throw them out!” is a powerful slogan which will certainly get the attention of the legislators, but to translate this into effective legislation they must be given specific demands. And if the demand to abolish the Second Amendment gains traction, they can win many tactical concessions on gun control laws that their Republican elected officials have heretofore refused to even consider.  We are already witnessing this.

If I were advising these students I would tell them that as they debate their goals they need to form a national student organization dedicated to a protracted struggle to achieve them.  And to be effective this organization must have a means of getting its message out on a widespread basis. And I would emphasize that in social media they have the most powerful mass communications vehicle any movement has ever had in world history.

Both the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street Movement were creatures of the Internet: “Facebook Revolutions.” When the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, SNCC, began its struggle to transform the American South they only had mimeograph machines – some hand powered – and leaflets.  That was true of the Southern Civil Rights Movement in general, but they destroyed the legal racial caste system and transformed the Nation.

I would point out to these students how Slogans like “FREEDOM NOW!” Effectively mobilized the black masses and “BLACK POWER” radicalized that demand and made many of the reforms white politicians had rejected suddenly look much more reasonable. Just as a demand for the repeal of the Second Amendment will make many of the demands that are being rebuffed or ignored now will suddenly become more palatable.  I would tell the students that all successful movements have some way of financing their organizations – usually through membership dues and contributions from the public, including Foundations in the US.

So they should appeal directly to wealthy Americans – such as Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates and the entertainment community. And I would show them how all successful mass movements must produce Charismatic Revivalists – fearless eloquent voices that rise up from the people and effectively speak truth to power.  Student leaders who survived the Parkland Florida shootings like David Hogg, and Emma Gonzales – whose six minutes of silence at the Washington rally was deafening – are poignant cases in point.

Emma Gonzales

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David Hogg

It is these spokesmen who personally take the movement’s message to the masses and inspire them to action.  This was the role played by Dr. Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and Jesse Jackson in the Civil Rights Movement; Adolph Hitler in the Rise of the Nazi’s, Gloria Steinem in the Feminist Movement et al.  I would explain that it does not matter what the ideology of the movement is – religious or secular, right or left – all successful movements produce these spokesmen who appear to embody the aspirations of the aggrieved. Here, the new student movement enjoys an embarrassment of riches; the student orators at the rallies – of all colors and ethnicities – are marvelous representatives of their cause and will inspire their peers to take action.

They also have an abundance of the other two elements critical to the growth and development of a successful mass transformative movement: people who are willing to engage in face to face recruiting for their organization, plus real and visible enemies.  The enthusiasm of these students will make them willing and effective recruiters, because the mass shootings will continue, and the more Republican politicians and right-wing media talking heads denounce them the more effective they will become with their target audience!

The final bit of advice that I would offer these bright and eager student activist is that they should continue to broaden their ranks to include more non-white students from disadvantaged communities – who were well represented at the rally – that face the threat of death by gunfire every day on the streets of their neighborhoods. And take the long view of their struggle because, when considered in historical perspective, the time frame is amazingly short for this magnitude of change they seek.

In just three years everybody who is now attending high-school will be eligible to vote; if the movement persists and becomes more inclusive they will have the numbers to throw the rascals out who refuse to support their gun proposals and transform this nation into a civilized society where mass slaughter by firearms are no longer common fare.   In fact, it will become as rare as “White” and “Colored” at public water fountains on rail road waiting rooms.  These are the paramount lessons I have learned from over fifty years of activism and studying the history of successful mass movements.

Since my predictions about the fate of the “Arab Spring” and “Occupy Wall Street” movements proved true – see: www.commentariesonthetimes.wordpress.com – I am confident in the analysis I now offer the Students fighting gun runners and their apologists in the right-wing media, the White House and Congress.

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Witness student Survivors from the Florida Mass Shootings Speak Out

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/02/17/parkland-florida-students-anti-gun-rally-demand-action-orig-mg.cnn

See Davis Hogg’s speech at March for our Lives

https://www.nbcnews.com/video/march-for-our-lives-stoneman-douglas-student-david-hogg-s-speech-1194238019932

Hear Emma Gonzalez Speak!

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Playthell G. Benjamin
Harlem, New York
March 25, 2018