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Monday, March 12, 2012

Federale on the Rush Limbaugh Wars

Another Version of “Buy This Magazine, or the Dog Gets It”

Recently James Fulford and Linda Thom have condemned Rush for his comments on the Georgetown co-ed who wants me to pay for her, or at least all the other hot, and otherwise, chicks at the once magnificent Catholic university on the Potomac. They also agree that feeding contraceptives to illegals is the smart way to go. Unfortunately, it was a lot like do it, or else.

I want to respectfully disagree with both their position on Sandra Fluke and birth control for illegals.

First, Rush and the slut comment. First, if a shoe fits, wear it. Although I don't actually believe that Sandra Fluke is a slut, at least in the meaning that she sleeps around with men, or even fornicates outside of the Sacrament of Marriage, or at even a civil marriage. Or even on the off chance her sexual partners are limited, to just one, or non-existent. At least in the heterosexual meaning...wink, wink, nudge, nudge...say no more.

First, Thom and Fulford on slut and its special meaning. Meaning it is a word not to be used, such as the "N" word. Well, having lived among black Americans, I know that that word is in common parlance, even without referring to various rappers popular among blacks. I want to speak of it among the common folk. It is widespread and ubiquitous among blacks. It is, however, discouraged among a subset of most serious black Christians. A colleague is incensed when his fellow blacks use it. And incensed he should be, but it ain't a slur, except when non-blacks use it.

But even if it is taken as the most despicable word imaginable, unlike "cracker," or "white trash," or "peckerwood," "slut" is not its equivalent. But it is clear that Fluke was playing the sexually liberated co-ed, at least on TV, and, frankly, my dear, it fits, at least in the meaning that she wanted to be known as sexually liberated, which means she sleeps around....

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