Where are the Ladies in Missouri?
Are they really willing to stand by and allow Steve Tilley to place a bust of Mr. Miscogyny, himself, Rush Limbaugh, in the Missouri Capitol Building?
The bust, proposed by Republican House Speaker Steve Tilley, would sit in the Capitol rotunda. Limbaugh, a Missouri native, would join others such as Mark Twain and former President Harry Truman.Democratic Leaders have responded:
"Honoring Mr. Limbaugh in the wake of this incident would be seen as a tacit endorsement of his misogynistic attitudes," read the letter, circulated by House Minority Leader Mike Talboy.
mi·sog·y·nist (m-sj-nst)Rush Limbaugh is losing radio sponsors every day due to his attacks on Georgetown Law Student Sandra Fluke.
One who hates women.
Of or characterized by a hatred of women.
Missouri Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, whom Limbaugh once called "a commie babe liberal," said she opposed honoring him.Tilley is not backing down just because of a little bad press for his conservative mouthpiece!
Tilley says he isn't going to let a few instances of name calling get in the way of immortalizing Rush, "He talks on the radio every day for hours, and I'm not going to go through and review every comment he's ever made." I can't think of a more painful way to spend one's time, but if you did, chances are you'd quickly decide that instead of giving him a bronze bust, you'd be better off pouring bronze into his mouth to prevent any more sound from coming out. But it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks because the Speaker chooses who gets inducted and everything is paid for by the money raised by his Annual Golf Classic. Perfect. Oh, and in a case of extremely strange bedfellows, Tilley is also set to add the legitimately famous Dred Scott to the Hall of Famous Missourians with Rush, which should serve as a nice reminder that where there is evil in the world, there is also good.I called Speaker Tilley's office to protest how absurd it was to honor such an individual who represents all of the worst of America's values. Missouri at one time was the "Show-me" State. It had the distinction of being the home of Harry Truman, a true hero of the American Presidency, who ran against a "do-nothing Congress". Missouri would normally vote the way the majority of America voted for President. Tilley and the Republicans want to take Missouri away from the "Show Me" State, and make it "Lead the Way" as other Republicans do. Follow the Leader!
A defiant Tilley claims that to deny Limbaugh a place in the capital's gallery of honored sons and daughters would be giving in to "intolerance," because "many of the honorees ... are "people who in their time said controversial things or took controversial actions." To think that Limbaugh can be compared to other "controversial" Missourians that Tilley cites, people like "Mark Twain, former Gov. Warren Hearnes and John Ashcroft," is insane. Each of those men, whether or not you agree with the views they expressed, were individuals who devoted serious effort to thinking about either public good, as in the case of the two statesmen, or the nature of the human condition. How could a reasonable person claim that Limbaugh - a nasty-tempered bully who made a fortune exploiting the prejudices of a few of the more mean-spirited souls on the right - belongs in such a group. I mean, really, can you imagine comparing Mark Twain and Rush Limbaugh?A Bust of Limbaugh is a Slap in the Face of every woman in Missouri!