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Fri May 01, 2015 at 11:11 PM PDT


by hrhprissy


The. Best. Hashtag. Ever.  AND we trended at #2 after the promoted tweet.  

Sorry if you missed the Twitter Fiesta last evening.  But you may still submit your entry to #RapeyRush.  Some of the partiers spent the night on the couch at Media Matters.  NO THEY DID NOT. You guys out there are goofballs if you think anyone at MMFA has a couch fine enough for a #stoprush rump.

Rush Limbaugh loves rape.  He loves to talk about it.  He loves to joke about it.  He loves to fantasize out loud about it.  He even likes to use rape in analogies.  Here’s an analogy from last week.

LIMBAUGH: Let's forget the Senate for a minute. Let's say, let's take 10 people in a room and they're a group. And the room is made up of six men and four women. OK? The group has a rule that the men cannot rape the women. The group also has a rule that says any rule that will be changed must require six votes, of the 10, to change the rule. Every now and then, some lunatic in the group proposes to change the rule to allow women to be raped. But they never were able to get six votes for it. There were always the four women voting against it and they always found two guys.Well, the guy that kept proposing that women be raped finally got tired of it, and he was in the majority and he was one that [said], 'You know what? We're going to change the rule. Now all we need is five." And well, 'you can't do that.' 'Yes we are. We're the majority. We're changing the rule.' And then they vote. Can the women be raped? Well, all it would take then is half of the room. You can change the rule to say three. You can change the rule to say three people want it, it's going to happen. There's no rule. When the majority can change the rules there aren't any."

This audio stimulated the #stoprush neurons into a virtual frenzy.  Someone decided we needed to help the citizens of the United States in America to understand exactly, “What is this love affair Limbaugh has with rape?”  Then another #stoprusher came up with the name #RapeyRush.  

Who are the #stoprush professionals?  I can only speak for myself.  I am a self-made woman with a full-time career devoted to listening to Limbaugh and contacting his sponsors.  Here at the #stoprush factory, hours are long but, for the most part, the conditions meet OSHA, ADA and FDA requirements.  

Our boss?  His name is associated with ours all over social media.

Last week I walked into George’s office.  I said, “Mr. Soros, you are overpaying me for a job that I am in love with.  My job is so much fun, I would do it for free.”  

And you know what George said?  George said, “I beg to disagree with you, Your Royal Highness Princess Prissy Pants.  All of you are doing such a great job, I will double your salary.”

It really pays to be assertive.

On that solemn note, I bid you adieu.  I have to go clear out the ashtrays, beer cans, and tequila bottles from the scene of the #RapeyRush Twitterfest.

Thanks to @slowvoid at Dreamworks for the audio/turkey shot, and @GeeGeeAkili for discovering the word “rapey.”  

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Fri Apr 24, 2015 at 11:14 PM PDT

Rush Limbaugh: The Shrinkage Factor

by hrhprissy


Last week The Rush Limbaugh Show moved from KFI to KTLK in Los Angeles.  For Rush Limbaugh, the voice of conservative Republicans, this means a HUGE demotion.  KFI could reach Tijuana and Las Vegas on a good day.  KTLK barely covers some of Orange County.

KTLK was a progressive station.  However, Cumulus and Clear Channel get their marching orders from Bain Capital who owns both entities.  Can you imagine Bain putting up with Randi Rhodes, Stephanie Miller and other progressives from the airwaves?  I can't.

StopRush puts Limbaugh in the high heat cycle every day, 24 hours/day. The high heat cycle shrinks denim jeans until they're too short and too tight to wear. Likewise with Rush.  He is WAY too short and WAY too tightly wrapped… shrink wrapped.  Accusing StopRush of killing progressive radio is like blaming the mortgage crisis on poor people.

Here is how StopRush managed to shrink Rush.  Many people have pseudonyms on Facebook, Twitter and email.  Hundreds of people whose real names will never be known write and tweet advertisers to tell them their ads are being aired on the Limbaugh Show.  Most of these businesses immediately request the station place them on the No Rush List, meaning, do NOT play our ad on his show.

Lindsey Redmond started listening to Limbaugh on KFI right after he called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.”  Lindsey is one of the original members of the grassroots group, #StopRush.  

Ms. Redmond became an activist after Sandra Fluke spoke before Congress on March 6, 2012.  Limbaugh has a history of talking stink about women.  But talking about Ms. Fluke for THREE days?  Lindsey started monitoring KFI for advertisers supporting the schlub.  She still listens live to the Limbaugh Show three hours per day, five days per week.  Her sanity remains intact although we're not sure how she does this.

When Rush Limbaugh came to Los Angeles for a week, StopRush circulated a petition, Rush Limbaugh: Please Leave Los Angeles.

Please click, sign, email, tweet and invite your friends and family to do the same:

Rush Limbaugh: Please Leave Los Angeles  

On October 25, 2013, a StopRush member delivered the first draft of the petition with over 13,000 signatures to KFI at the Clear Channel building in beautiful downtown Burbank. Click here for that story:
Petition Delivery to KFI

People are STILL signing the petition.  As of December 10, there are 25,428 signatures.

For a few pithy quotes from people who signed the petition, please click on the "Continue Reading" button and continue reading.

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Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 09:48 PM PDT

Richard Myers, in memoriam

by hrhprissy

Richard Myers.
September 29, 1951 - December 13, 2012
The word encouragement literally means "to give courage", and that is the word that best defines Richard to me. He cared deeply for anyone who struggled or was less fortunate. He was incredibly patient and offered valuable insight to things that only his experience could teach. Although, I never met him in person, I could recognize Richard was Atticus to my Scout. Richard's dedication to Flush Rush is one of the reasons I continue to fight. “And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Richard's unflagging dedication to the pursuit of social justice remains such an inspiration. Though I only knew him online, Richard's kindness, warmth, and encouragement shone through the screen. In his efforts, he embraced the new tools we have to fight for old school values, and helped others like me to do the same, joining the community here at Daily Kos being just one example. He was right, together, we can be powerful (and it's much more fun than just shouting at the radio).

Richard taught me that there is never a time when compassion for others should go by the wayside. He was the most patient and dedicated activist I ever knew. He never compromised his principals to achieve his goals and his personal warmth and integrity keep me going now. When I get tired of fighting the fight, I think of him. He knew the battle would be long but worth it. Rest with the angels, dear Richard. XO

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same"

Richard was our leader if we ever had one. He was a union guy, and fought for what was right before the sandra fluke comments. He was really smart about how to contact sponsors. He was our original DK writer.He taught us to be polite. What we do today, is because of his training. he taught me to use Twitter. He would spend almost all his time on Stoprush. he would write, and then post links to all the like-minded groups all night. He also passed 8 days before the end of the mayan calendar (its also one day after 12/12/12)

He is our MLK. We have a dream.

It didn't matter what time of the day or night I went on Facebook or Twitter.  If I had a question for Richard, he would answer within an hour or two at the most.  When I felt like supporting civil discourse seemed thankless and never ending, he always pulled my spirits back up.  I cannot remember exactly what he said.  Fortunately, just thinking of him now I feel energy and resolve.  His patience was infinite and his calm approach brought me out of orbit.  He was one of my very first virtual friends.  How lucky I am.
Check out the signature in the lower right-hand corner of the flushing toilet.

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