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    The AM, FM, TV and digital broadcasters of Northwest Washington, USA and Southwest British Columbia, Canada. From Kelso, WA to the northern tip of Vancouver Island, BC - call letters, formats, slogans, networks, technical data, and transmitter maps. Plus "recent" news.
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right-wing blogs we like

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April 02, 2012

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Mohammy

Sandra Fluke was a slut! Plus she was too stupid to charge! With all her sexual activity she could have paid for her degree.

Pete

Hey Mohammy - You do know, don't you, that Fluke's congressional testimony was about the medical condition of a friend and didn't have a damn thing to do with her sexual activity? Aside from being a grossly offensive attack on a private citizen, the "She's a slut! She's a prostitute" stuff was invented out of whole cloth. And you, it seems, fell for it.

If I were you, I'd be very careful about repeating that kind of fact-free slander as though it were truth and introducing a phrase like "too stupid." People might get ideas about you.

Mohammy

Sandra Fluke spent $3000 on birth control. What else was she but a slut? Why are you so defensive? Is she your sister?

Jerome
Pete

Assuming your figure is correct (link?), $3000 over what period of time? In the costs of today's pharmaceuticals, $3k is nothing for even one year, let alone several.

Beyond that, what possible relevance is Sandra Fluke's sex life to you, or to anyone, for that matter, other than her boyfriend? And what makes you think you know a damn thing about it? (Hint: you don't.) And do you even know how birth control works? (Hint: You take it no matter how frequently or infrequently you have sex. All Fluke's taking birth control means is that she's sexually active, just like most young American women.)

No, she's not my sister. But women are 51% of our country's population, and I'm sick of misogynist assholes like you gratuitously insulting them when you don't have the faintest clue what you're talking about.

jameschan

don't feed the troll.

Pete

Jameschan: Agreed, and my apologies. I do feel that hatred should not go unchallenged. But I've said what I needed to. I'm done.

KS

Rush gave conservative talk show hosts a sour name there when he referred to Fluke as he did. If he had referred to something less offensive like a leech or a mooch or just ignored that (doubtful), Ms. Fluke would have been less well known.

The Democratic party would have not had a gimme for the news networks to successfully distract us all from the serious and pressing issues instead of this contrived issue thanks to Mr. Limbaugh that was a several miles wide and an inch deep.

Duke

Where's the fallout for Bill Maher? calling women the C word, etc.

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