F**k you, Rush Limbaugh

Krista - posted on 03/04/2012 ( 44 moms have responded )

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From Daily Kos:



I can hardly type, can hardly put this into words! I have been writing and rewriting this because if I don't break down in tears, I get so angry that I can't think straight!



I know that so much has already been written about this whole issue, but I am writing this diary from a very personal point of view; forgive me if I find no humor in any of this, excuse me if I take no part in celebrating the loss of sponsorship for that pig's radio program.



You see, my 16 year old daughter came home from school on Friday in tears and has been in a state of utter despair since. She was told, in no uncertain terms, that she is a slut, a prostitute, a horny piece of trash that is out to sleep with every guy in school! The horrid little monsters who started harassing my daughter had the audacity to tell her their mothers were the ones who labeled her with these despicable opinions- they were just "telling it like it is, you know, like that guy on the radio! The one who isn't afraid to tell the truth!"



Who does this?! How does Rush Limbaugh or anyone else have the right to do this, to say these things about anyone?






Read the rest...if you can.



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/04...

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Krista - posted on 03/12/2012

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If we've NEVER said anything out of line I would say, pick up your bag of stones and start throwing...



Oh, to be in the publc eye and have hundreds of people hating you for soemthing you wish you could take back -




Oh please. Spare me.



This was not a slip. This was not a momentary lapse in judgment.



This was a sustained, three-day attack on the morals and character of a private citizen, based on lies. At no point did he actually read Fluke's testimony -- if he had, he would have seen that she was not talking about her own sex life.



So if you think any of us are going to have pity for a powerful media figure who didn't do his homework, leaped to a bunch of conclusions about someone, and then used his position to spread horrible lies and slander about that person for three straight days, then my friend, you are SADLY mistaken.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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So this is what I wrote on Rush's FB page: "So is it still ok for taxpayers to pay for stiffy pills? Please tell me what to think Rush! My puny female brain is confused and politics scare me. I thought my doctor prescribed the BC pill for me when I was 12 to shorten my 2 month long menstration period and to help with cramps that made me whimper, sweat profusely and miss class. But... it must have been because he knew I was a HUGE SLUT! Thanks Rush, it's all clear now."



--made me feel a little bit better at least.

Karla - posted on 03/11/2012

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Here's Fluke's statement from c-span. It's amazing to me how inappropriate, off topic and skewed Limbaugh's comments were.



IMO everyone should listen to the 11 minutes of Fluke's statement since she brings up some very good reasons why birth control needs to be considered a medication - it IS often used as a medication.



On the other hand Viagra is NEVER used as a medication and can actually cause other health problems but is miraculously covered by many insurance and medicare programs. WTF -- my evil thought is that guys may take Viagra if they agree to have their testes removed so as not to impregnate anyone. So there.



The question I like best is - why is the institution's moral stance more important than the individual's (insured's) moral stance? I pay a portion of my insurance, my own moral stance should be the only one considered when I'm prescribed & taking medication.



Some of the women Fluke mentioned have insurance that is un-subsidized by their University. These women pay for their total insurance premium but the University gets to decide that birth control is immoral and not covered; often without an exception for medical necessity.



Something is very wrong in America today, and the likes of Limbaugh, Beck and FOXNEWS are feeding the perverse and rotten slant.

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Well, here is my solution. Take all males out, put them in chasity belts and only let their wives and moms have a key!! Rig the thing to act like a taser if tampered with!! Problem solved!! No unwanted pregnancies, no rape, no incest..........



Sorry, my fantasies should probably stay locked away.....



But my point is this- WHY THE HELL ARE THE GIRLS TAKING THE HEAT FOR THIS??? Last I knew it took two to tango. I want these boys up there being mocked and shamed. Hey, Rush, if the little boys kept their little men zipped up, there wouldn't be any sluts!!



The double standard thing pisses me off. My ex has not had anything to do with my(our) daughter since he found out she had sex. She was raped. She was 8 months older than I was when the ex and I started having sex. WTF?!? It was ok for me to give it to him, but it was my daughters fault when it was taken from her?? Yeah, touchy subject with me.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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For crippe's sakes, I went on the pill at 12 years old! Not because I was having sex with Tom, Dick and Harry at recess on the playground. It was prescribed by my doctor for my horrible wretched periods that would last months at time with cramping so severe I'd be bent over in my desk whimpering and sweating. And guess what? It WORKED! Instead of bleeding for 2 months straight, I bled for 7 days. Instead of missing school because I couldn't even climb out of bed in the morning... I was able to attend and not fall behind in my school work.



I bet the shill will eventually start a campaign against tampons because he believes only sluts use them to pleasure themselves. If women in the US don't start a very serious movement of their own, I fear for their future in their country. I say this with all seriousness... I won't be surprised if down the road, we start hearing the GOP ranting about how women can't wrap their silly little heads around politics and women having the right to vote is anti-American. This is not the America their forefathers intended it to be.

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/12/2012

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What do you mean you're not all like that Jennifer?! Surely since all Democrats are baby killing sluts all Republicans have to be psycho multi divorced spaz cases! Stop messing with my head!

Jennifer - posted on 03/12/2012

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Awwwww, now you offended me!:/ I am a republican! We are not all like that, just seems you have to have escaped the loony bin and gone off your meds to get any media attention any more. And to run for office........well, for that you have to offend 3/4's of the Earth's population! Hmm, wonder when Rush is gonna run?

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/12/2012

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Jennifer, it makes him a male whore. There's a Japanese insult for it too, but I can't remember it right now. That's also why I marked your post as funny, I was just picturing the whole sheen of family vaules falling off on a men only holiday.



Krista, when Newt started talking about the sanctity of marriage being hurt by allowing same sex couples to marry I nearly wet my pants I was laughing so hard. The man has been married how many times and he wants to talk about the sanctity of marriage with a straight face. I was thinking Dude, you kinda ruined it after your first marriage went to court.



What I will always find funny is the same party that claims they want to keep government out of people's lives is the one trying to shove their morals down people's throats.



Rush Limbaugh is a fat assed, pain med addicted male whore and I am NOT sorry I said that.

Krista - posted on 03/12/2012

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Just remember one word: IOKIYAR.



It stands for "It's Okay If You're A Republican".



And that's all you need to know about their mind-set. How else do you think they manage to portray Newt as a family-values man without their heads exploding from the sheer amount of cognitive dissonance?

Jennifer - posted on 03/12/2012

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Lol, Krista, I was actually hinting that he was worse than a slut.......I mean there was only other MEN on the trip with him, right?? And to him, there's only one thing worse than being a slut.....being a gay slut!! I don't see how my logic is any more fuzzy than his. Not that I want to be put on the same level as he is- or that any gays would claim the slimeball if he went on his show tomorrow wearing a pair of Jimmy Chu's and a pink feather boa!!

Krista - posted on 03/12/2012

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Yes but Jennifer, you're forgetting that it's impossible for conservatives to be sluts, regardless of what sexual behaviour they engage in.

Karla - posted on 03/12/2012

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“If we've NEVER said anything out of line I would say, pick up your bag of stones and start throwing... “



Julie, how about you send that thought to Rush, I’m sure he’d appreciate it. More fodder for him to chew up and spit out. Are we not allowed to defend Sandra Fluke or our own beliefs and opinions now? Yeah, no -- I’ll verbally attack Limbaugh any day of the week and I’ll kindly ignore your insinuation that I am somehow killing him. He’s earned more than enough money for his vile mouth, its okay if he feels a little pain for it now and again.



Becky says, “Well, the fact is, when you are in the public eye, you have to be more cautious about your behavior and speech. You have to realize that the things you say affect the opinions of thousands of people.”



That’s exactly right, and it’s exactly why Rush is so callus and obnoxious – that’s how he gets attention and has an effect on the opinions of thousands and makes millions on the way; that’s his goal and damned those in his way - this time it was Sandra Fluke.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/12/2012

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The fact is when you are in the public eye you must be careful on what you are saying. Simply because it is much harder to take something back. Becky is right.



This guy doesn't feel sorry. He's an idiot! He knew what he was saying, he figured everyone LOVED him and his comments would not be HATED as they have been.



Stations are dropping him like flies. The band Rush from Canada has told his station that they'd better stop playing their music. They demand it.



He is a disgrace.

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Well, the fact is, when you are in the public eye, you have to be more cautious about your behavior and speech. You have to realize that the things you say affect the opinions of thousands of people. They can't just be taken back. If I had said what he said, say, to my husband, it would've been rude and hateful and untrue, but really, would not have done any damage. But he said this on the public airwaves and I"m sorry, but you can't take that back, you can't undo the damage he did. His lame apology means nothing to the woman he offended or to the girls like this one who have been horribly hurt by people parroting his words. You have more responsibility when you are in the public eye. If you can't handle it, get out!!

I had to go on birth control for reasons that had nothing to do with sex as well. I have PCOS and had to take the pill to regulate my periods. It was that or increase my risk of a myriad of health complications, so.... It is horribly offensive for someone to claim that woman take the pill because they are sluts and just want to sleep around!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/11/2012

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Or they are in CYA mode and don't want to lose any more sponsors.

Stifler's - posted on 03/11/2012

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Or they apologise because their publicist said to and they aren't really sorry.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/11/2012

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Julie, the difference is that when most of us- even people in the public eye as you've stated- say something we shouldn't have we appologize because we feel sorry and don't drag other people into our issues or blame them for our actions.



Rush didn't do any of that. If you had read Krista's post you would see that it wasn't as much of an appology as it was pushing the blame on someone else.



As for stones dear, looks like you've been casting a few yourself. No one stated that they were perfect or had never done anything wrong. We've just said that Rush was way out of line and his appology reeked of insincerity.

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If we've NEVER said anything out of line I would say, pick up your bag of stones and start throwing...



Oh, to be in the publc eye and have hundreds of people hating you for soemthing you wish you could take back -

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/11/2012

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Can we get a like button in here?



And Rush's appology was far from sincere especially after he went and blamed someone else for his actions. God dammit did all those pain killers cause his balls to rot off so he doesn't have a pair anymore and can't admit that he did something insensitive on his own damn merrit?

Stifler's - posted on 03/11/2012

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@Krista that's what I was getting at. Some people agree with him. Even some women. It's fucking sad.

Karla - posted on 03/11/2012

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Another good article out today, I hope it's true:





Female Veterans Call For Military Radio Channel To Drop Rush Limbaugh After 'Slut' Remark



WASHINGTON -- Already facing the loss of numerous advertisers over his derogatory remarks about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, Rush Limbaugh may soon see his show dropped from the radio stations of the U.S. military.



A group of female military veterans issued a statement on Monday calling for Limbaugh's show to be pulled from the airwaves of the American Forces Network. AFN is a government-run media service that provides television and radio programming to American service members overseas.



"When many of our female troops use birth control, for Limbaugh to say they are 'sluts' and 'prostitutes' is beyond the pale," the women wrote. "It isn't just disrespectful to our women serving our country, but it's language that goes against everything that makes our military work."



The statement was issued through VoteVets, a progressive veterans organization. Miranda Norman, a veteran of the Oklahoma National Guard who now advises VoteVets, told The Huffington Post that the comments were "offensive" to women in the military and "downplays the role that we serve." She argued that birth control can be vital to women in uniform, saying "women in the military use [contraception] when they're deployed to make smart decisions for their family, to make smart decisions about being a soldier."



Norman, along with three other women, stressed that while she respected Limbaugh's right to free speech, she found his comments inappropriate for the government-run channel. "We swore to uphold our Constitution, including the freedom of speech, and would not take that away from anyone - even Limbaugh," the group wrote in the statement. "But that does not mean AFN should broadcast him. In fact, it shouldn't.



AFN did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but Pentagon spokesman George Little told the Associated Press that the station would continue to air Limbaugh's show and was unaware of any plans to review that decision.



Last week, Limbaugh referred to Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown, as a "slut" and "prostitute" after she was denied the right to testify in favor of birth control access at a congressional hearing. The remarks sparked outrage from many corners, including some prominent Republicans and President Barack Obama, who called Fluke on Friday to offer words of support.



On Saturday, Limbaugh issued an apology to Fluke, saying that he "chose the wrong words" and "did not mean a personal attack on Ms. Fluke." On his Monday show, while admitting that the remarks were "uncalled for," he said that his attacks were liberal tactics and regretted that he "descended to their level."



But on "The View" Monday morning, Fluke questioned the sincerity of Limbaugh's apology.



"I don't think that a statement like this, issued saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything," she said on the show. "Especially when that statement is issued when he's under significant pressure from his sponsors, who have begun to pull support from his show."

Karla - posted on 03/11/2012

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Also, this has been on Facebook:



http://defendrush.org/



Defend Rush Limbaugh is a fan site for supporters of Rush's opinions about Sandra Fluke and other matters.



--- A must see ---

;-)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/05/2012

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I saw someone else claiming that too Erin. Of course it was on Pundit Kitchen.



Seems to me that Limbaugh should go back and read what Jesus said to those people who were going to stone that woman for adultry. I believe it's in the Bible.

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Limbaugh claims that Sandra Fluke, in her testimony, said that she was having so much sex that she couldn't afford the birth control and that is why he called her a slut and prostitute. I read her testimony and nowhere did I see that she said anything about her sex life. She was advocating for women who need BC for medical reasons.



So now this story pisses me off even more. Who the hell is he to judge any one on BC. And because he did so, caused his mindless listeners to think that any one on BC is sexually promiscuous. As a result, these mothers (of the harassing girls) are teaching the next generation that it is ok to judge and stereotype others.



I agree with Rebecca and some one should put a bullet in his head.

Krista - posted on 03/05/2012

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I'm hoping for more than that -- that he'll be reduced to ranting on street corners like the rest of the crazies.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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I figure since he wants to involve himself in woman's reproductive rights and women's health he shouldn't be too perturbed or offended when we go into intricacies of our menstrual cycles. We should write him and describe them in detail to him... as well as all the men who think they should have a say in women's health. I find that usually when women start discussing their periods men get up and walk out of the room. Worth a try, right?

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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Here's to hoping he'll go the way of Glenn Beck and be reduced to sputtering his bigotry and nonsensical shill from behind the curtain of a web blog.



And Krista, Thanks luv. ;)

Krista - posted on 03/05/2012

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I posted this on Rush's FB page:



"So Rush...a lot of women in America and all over the world, both single AND married, have the pill covered through their private or workplace health insurance. By taking advantage of that coverage (into which they are paying premiums, I might add), you are basically saying that each and every single one of them is a prostitute who should videotape her sex life and post it online.



And you wonder why people are angry with you? Seriously?



Free speech is all well and good, but it's one thing to use free speech to stand up for yourself or to criticize your government. You are a coward who hides behind the skirts of free speech in order to get away with being completely uncivil. Sure, I have the free speech right to walk up to an unattractive stranger on the street and tell them that they're ugly as sin. But what kind of person would that make me?



Free speech was not designed for us to act like a bunch of braying 8-year-olds with no internal censors."

Krista - posted on 03/05/2012

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I love you, Jenni. :)





And i love that advertisers are pulling out. The fact that he issued any apology at ALL, even that pathetic one, shows that he's scared shitless.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 03/05/2012

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Let's see, I can see a lawsuit for slander, harassment and libel in this girl's future. I hope she wins it too.



That's just horrid.



But I do have some good news:



NEW YORK - A flower company is the seventh advertiser to pull its ads from conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's radio program in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control policy.



ProFlowers said Sunday on its Facebook page that it has suspended advertising on Limbaugh's program because his comments about Georgetown University student Sandra Fluke "went beyond political discourse to a personal attack and do not reflect our values as a company."



The six other advertisers that say they have pulled ads from his show are mortgage lender Quicken Loans, mattress retailers Sleep Train and Sleep Number, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online data backup service provider Carbonite and online legal document services company LegalZoom






http://news.ca.msn.com/top-stories/7th-a...



I hardly call his appoligies sincere though since they were only done to appease people instead of because of his own guilty conscience. The man is dispicable and should be sued for hate speech. Sadly that's not illegal in the US like it is in Canada.

Jenni - posted on 03/05/2012

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Women in the US need a call to arms. It's time to take off the bras and grab the historical lighters of our foremothers in the sixties. There needs to be a major backlash and protest of some sort.

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I really wish someone would just do the world a favor and put a bullet in Rush's head. Maybe we can get some Japanese whale hunters to go on a whale hunt?



Anyway, the lawyer in me screams clear HIPAA violation and sue. What that girl was taking and when should have never been known to any of her classmates. The fact that it was tells me that one of the adults made a comment about what she was taking.



As a mother, I think this also goes into the issue of resilience and teaching your kids snappy comebacks. If this girl had responded back to those girls, "Just cause no self-respecting man would want to have sex with you" or "just because you have to pay men to have sex with you" I'm guessing that would have shut those girls up real quick. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Or just simply own -- "Yep, your right, I'm a slut. Whatever." When you freak out and start crying, it just makes the situation worse. Arming your kids with smart replies can go a long way towards quashing this type of behavior.

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I completely agree with you Jenni.



I find it really hard to listen to a man talk about women's rights/issues because they themselves have never experienced any of the more common ones. Men don't get their periods, so who are they to say how we(as women) regulate our own. They can't get pregnant, so they wouldn't be able to fathom what it feels like to make the decision to continue/abort the pregnancy (very emotional for women). Or experience child birth.



I am not saying all men are like this but when it comes to a woman's body, It should be her choice. Women need to stand up for their rights.

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I don't understand why people are so upset about him- he's a tool, always has been. He says crap about people all the time, he can be crazy and hateful, how has that changed? ;)

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I sat here reading this and I am so pissed off. What a great example those mothers are for their daughters.(note to sarcasm).Girls /women are on the pill for many reasons. Who is any one to judge another person for their choices (especially when they don't know the whole story/reason)



I hate Rush Limbaugh! My father listens to him all of the time.I don't listen to him because he usually pisses me off. I haven't had the opportunity to discuss this one with my dad. I would really like to hear how he justifies Rush's reasoning. (my dad usually agrees with everything he says). This could get really heated.



IMO any one who wastes their time listening and/or agreeing with Rush Limbaugh is a mindless drone who needs others to tell them what to think because they can't think for themselves.

Krista - posted on 03/05/2012

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It's just shit talk and they didn't just learn it from some useless bitch of a man on the radio.



No, they didn't. "Slut"-shaming has been around for a long time now. But as adults, don't we have the responsibility to set a better example than that? By Rush saying what he did, he basically legitimized those opinions for a WHOLE lot of people, and made it a hell of a lot harder for sane people to try to teach kids to grow up into civilized human beings. After all, Rush gets paid millions of dollars to be a rude, bullying asshole, right?

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Oh, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck were on the level of the bible in my old church.



If Rush said it, it was because God was speaking through his man.



:/

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I would like pretentious asses like him and those bitchy girls to spend one week experiencing what that poor kid had to go through. Just one week with the excessive bleeding and mood swings, the pain and fatigue.



Fuckin' assholes. I hate people. >:(

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Wow what the fuck. I don't know where to begin. What kind of fucking losers are these people. Birth control... oooh you're a slut! It's just shit talk and they didn't just learn it from some useless bitch of a man on the radio.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/04/2012

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You're right Jodi. The mother's are just as bad as Rush! I just can't believe how hurtful these girls were.



Well, I lied, I read the rest. I had to. I also signed the petition. I hope they get rid of him!! 22 000+ already signed it. There is another 1.5 months for it to be signed. I'm gonna check on it in April and see what the tally is then... ;)

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I bet he didn't think about how hurtful kids would be by using his "entertainment" package! I bet he doesn't care." Sounds like the moms were more the instigators than the girls. At least the teens girls have a feeble excuse, a less developed frontal lobe...what have the mom's got? Nada.



I hate Rush...I hate him...always have. I don't even know waht to say...except that some people need to watch what comes out of their mouths, opinions are one thing...harassment via opinions...that's just wrong.

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/04/2012

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OK - I cannot read it all! It makes me fucken cry!



I can't believe it, I am at a loss of words.



This poor girl, this poor mother. OMG, if I could only tear a strip out of that asshole! How his selfish act and words could hurt a young girl like this, is appalling. I bet he didn't think about how hurtful kids would be by using his "entertainment" package! I bet he doesn't care.



What a slime ball. I am gonna do some more research on him and find how I can send him a message. I am soooo pissed off right now!



I will come back and try to read the rest tomorrow. I'll have to refrain though, while at work.

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