Still harping on Rush? A month later his audience is bigger than ever. I have yet to see one of Rush's detractors do as much for Americans as he has done. You might not agree with his politics or his arrogance, but few Americans will come close to the millions he has raised to combat Leukemia and Lymphoma.
You know .. none of you are FORCED to listen to Rush, there used to be a "Progressive" Radio program here, like Air America it failed miserably. I checked those who signed the petition Dave Chrismon and Nancy Cooper has fronted, most weren't Montanans.
Dave himself said he hasn't listened to Rush since the 80s. At least he knows what that tuning knob is for.
Thanks to their website we also have a list of businesses to avoid.
This is closer to Blackmail than Free Speech.
I love that someone would try to frame this as a "free-speech" issue. It's merely free enterprise at its best. Just as customers wouldn't return to a restaurant that serves sour milk or rancid chicken, consumers can peacefully and constitutionally express their disgust with sponsors of the toxicity that Limbaugh that peddles. I'm in the demographics that advertisers on radio stations like KGVO want to woo. I'm happy to patronize the businesses that reject obnoxious content.
For the record, it cuts both ways. If someone listed local sponsors of the liberal and objectionable Ed Schulz show on TV, I'd be sure to avoid them as well.
Slavery is part of our heritage too; just because something is our heritage doesn't mean it's a good thing.
School bathrooms have always be a scary place; for me it was 1982 and I was the new kid and pretty and petite and WHITE!!! Needless to say I ended up avoiding the bathroom at school to keep from getting pummeled by the less attractive girls who were always in there smoking.
The school is in a tricky position not only to concerns of the financial impact remodeling would create, but if you have single bathrooms where you can lock the door students will just use them to smoke, do drugs or have sex.
I say buck up gender confused, we all went through it for various reasons!
Following the rules of a civilized society is a must. That’s what makes it civilized but there are times when something so wrong is being done that people need to speak out and let the truth be known. By doing so you make the society you live in better. I’m just wondering if any of the guards, doctors, nurses or administrators did such a thing. If one of them reported this and no action was taken, the person that it was reported to should be fired. If no report was made then all involved, who had knowledge of this prisoners mental health, should be fired and more responsible people brought in to take there place.
"I just don't feel comfortable in either gender role," explains Kushner, who considers herself "gender queer," This is nothing more than a private personal issue.
Kushner says for her, the issue is simple. "We don't want to make a statement," she says. "We just want a bathroom." It’s clear that if you did NOT want to make a statement I would NOT be reading this. It’s also clear that the school has provided bathrooms for male and female students. Just because someone is uncomfortable with what they think people are saying about them or how they feel they are being looked at does not justify thousands of tax dollars being paid out so someone can pee.
This will be nothing more than waste, fraud and abuse of tax money if the school builds a separate bathroom when bathrooms are clearly provided.
Many Montanans have written Senator Baucus and the US Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee to seek important improvements to the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act (S. 1774). While the bill would protect some small portions of the world-class Rocky Mountain Front in Montana as Wilderness, as currently written the RMFHA protects only a paltry sum as Wilderness while leaving too much of the federal public lands along the Rocky Mountain Front open to private grazing, motorized use and other uses that compromise the ecological integrity of this American Serengeti.
Specifically, we have urged Senator Baucus and the US Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee to make the following changes and improvements to the RMFHA:
• The 67, 000 acres of Wilderness designations along the Rocky Mountain Front proposed by Senator Baucus is a paltry sum, given the world-class, and largely unprotected wildlands and wildlife habitat, currently found along the Rocky Mountain Front. Even the Forest Service has recommended more Wilderness protections in their forest plans for the area than what Senator Baucus is proposing. Unfortunately, last fall supporters of Baucus’ bill dropped almost 30,000 acres of proposed Wilderness from this bill at the request of snowmobilers and those who oppose Wilderness. We strongly urge Senator Baucus and the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee to include Wilderness protections for all the inventoried roadless wildlands along the Rocky Mountain Front.
• The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act preserves existing motorized, grazing and logging uses on 208,160 acres of federal land, designated as the “Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Management Area." A serious question that should be posed to Senator Baucus is: How does preserving existing motorized use, grazing and logging on 208,160 acres along the Rocky Mountain Front actually result in eliminating the threats posed by motorized use, grazing and logging in these areas?
• Re: Grazing – This bill locks-in public lands grazing across the Front by stating that “The secretary shall permit grazing” where it currently exists. Under existing law, grazing may be allowed to continue, but it is not mandated that it must be allowed to continue. The current language of the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act ties the hands of the Forest Service and it is worse than a bail-out, as it mandates the federal government to keep a private, commercial enterprise operating on public land, regardless of the ecological consequences, both now and into perpetuity. This public lands grazing mandate MUST be removed from the RMFHA.
• This bill has special provisions for Wilderness management that should raise red flags to those who support Wilderness. This bill currently contains language for overflights, as it relates to commercial and general aviation, that is unprecedented in the history of the Wilderness Act and needs to go. The military overflights language, while bad, is pretty standard fare nowadays. But this language seems to preclude efforts to control or limit flightseeing or other overflights, which are incredibly disruptive to visitors, wildlife and Wilderness. Please REMOVE this language from the RMFHA.
• The language for maintaining existing facilities for livestock grazing is more liberal than previous Wilderness bills. The language incorporating State or local agencies for controlling fire, insects and disease promotes the trend toward devolution of federal public lands and is objectionable on that basis. Please REMOVE this language from the RMFHA.
• Much of the noxious weed stuff in the bill is all about taxpayer funding for dropping tons of poisons on the ground (while also mandating that all existing livestock grazing continue forever). If this were an effective strategy there wouldn’t be weeds in Montana. Given the complexities and unknowns of controlling weeds, especially with a rapidly changing climate and an escalating number of encroaching weed species, the called-for management strategy needs to focus on an assessment of existing weed infestations, the causes, potential controls, costs, likelihood of success, and clearly stated, measurable objectives to determine whether the controls are effective, and what will be done if they aren’t or if the funding doesn’t come through. At a minimum, this section of the bill should call for the plan to be written by an independent team of scientists.
Many substantive concerns regarding the Rocky Mountain Heritage Act have been expressed by a number of organizations and many experienced, dedicated wilderness and forest protection activists. Many Montana wilderness supporters remain disappointed that the Act would only designate a small fraction of Wilderness-deserving lands on the Rocky Mountain Front as Wilderness, while leaving too much of the Front open to logging and other forms of development.
We’ve tried to get the Coalition to Protect the Rocky Mountain Front to listen to our concerns and add more protections to the unparalleled wildlife habitat and wildlands on the Rocky Mountain Front, but, unfortunately, they seem more concerned with politics and the appeasing the opinions of the anti-wilderness crowd.
As with any piece of legislation, we’d encourage people to read the actual language of the bill (http://ncfp.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/s-…). In order to fully understanding the bill language, and what it would mean for future management of public lands, it also helps to have a solid working understanding of bedrock environmental laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act, National Forest Management Act and certainly an understanding of the Wilderness Act. We’d put forth that perhaps there is more to the proposed Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act than simply taking the talking points of supporters at face value. The Rocky Mountain Front means a lot of things to lots of people and we will likely only get one chance to protect this world-class area.
Wilderness supporters should take action and let Montana's Congressional Delegation and the Senate's ENR Committee know about substantive concerns with the current bill language and how to make the bill better for Wilderness, for wildlife and for future generations.
What an absolute waste of time and shame on the people that signed that utterly stupid petition. Free speech goes along with freedom. If you don’t like it just engage your brain and change the station or move out of the USA.
End of story!
It is funny how leftists are all about free speech until it disagrees with what they think. Can leftists not learn how to turn the dial on their radio?
Good news. Some time ago, I contacted two national advertisers from whom I had sometimes placed orders. I heard their ads on the hateful Michael Savage program, also aired on KGVO. I wanted to be removed from their mailing lists and told them I would never support businesses that sponsor such nonsense.
I do not, will not listen to Rush Limbaugh. The petition web site names seven local businesses that pulled their ads from KGVO. I wrote them down and you can be sure I will go out of my way to patronize them in the future.
Rush is laughing all the way to the bank on this phony issue:
Rush Limbaugh does not have a constitutional right to bully people in a paid job on a radio station. He has a constitutional right to say how he feels, and I have a constitutional right to say how I feel. I have a constitutional right to sign a petition, and to ask like-minded people to sign that petition, and to call advertisers (many of whom I do business with) and say that I hope they will reconsider buying ads on a program that promotes bullying. Free speech is for everyone, and I am exercising mine. It amazes and saddens me that people are so quick to defend the free speech rights of bullies and hatemongers, and so quick to attack those who speak out against those bullies and hatemongers. I am neither a narcissist, a bully, nor the modern incarnation of John Wilkes Booth, nor am I self-righteous; I am, however, on a crusade. I am a Christian mom who has had it with bullies. Period.
free speech is only for what you like i take it?
as a citizen of the USA i have the right to listen or NOT listen to any show. i'm very adept at changing stations when i don't like something. maybe the letter writer doesnt know how to change the station??? hmmmm...personallly i dont care for the windbag but i dont pretend to be so self righteous that i try to force my views on anyone else.
Karl Gharst is an interesting case of someone with major personality disorder. He claims to have been racially conscious for many years and loudly condemns those who have " race mixed" but investigation has revealed that his own child is partially nonWhite. In fact he was married to a nonWhite woman for several years. This is a typical Jewish tactic, to point fingers at someone else for transgressions that they themselves commit.
I believe this is why he badmouths Dr William Pierce and his organization. Because he knows that he would never be allowed as a member due to his past transgressions and race mixing.
HarHar, I did not correlate the assassination of a president to the attempt to silence a talk radio slug. I only used Wilkes Booth's narcissism to make a point about that condition. Clearly you have learned nothing in the art of rhetoric. Rush Limbaugh is not "pissing" in my ear, because I simply do not listen to him. If everyone would do the same thing and turn him off, he'd go away on his own. But to try and force a minority view on the majority by censoring him, isn't the ethical route.
@jetMech - No mention was made of going to the government. Guess you just had to throw in some of those right wing buzz words whether or not they had any reference to reality, sadly typical.
What a moron, letMech. You think telling people to stop supporting Rush's drug-addled, divorce-heavy lifestyle has something in common with ASSASSINATING A PRESIDENT?!?! Clearly, Rush has been pissing in your ear long enough that your brain done dissolved.
That very last quote from Cooper reminds me of John Wilkes Booth. After he committed the horrendous act, one that he was also passionate about, it is said that as he was nursing his broken ankle he read the news the following morning and was perplexed by the public's attack of him and his act. See, he felt he was doing the nation a great service. That's the thing about narcissists; they always think they are doing the best thing for the greater good even when they take someone's life or, in this case, someone's voice.
The mature thing to do would be to go out and start your own radio program that counters Limbaugh, but you know that no one would listen so, like little children, you run to the nanny state in hopes that they will just silence him. It's sad, really.
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