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The Persistence of Memory

goldfishYou probably don't realize this but the Rush Limbaugh Show is given to radio stations to play for free.

That's right, free.

In exchange, the stations have to devote several minutes during breaks in the show to national advertising, the revenue of which mostly funnels directly into Rush's pockets.

Today Premier Networks, Limbaugh's syndicator, told its affiliate stations that they would be suspending national ads for two weeks, so the resultant dead air during his show is now the local stations problem to deal with.

Two weeks is an odd number to pull out of a hat but, as likely as not, it's the bean-counters was of saying "You morons out there are incapable of sustaining disgust for anything for more than two weeks."

Wanna bet?

The oddest thing to result from this debacle is that, for now anyway, I have more national ads on this web site than Rush has on his radio program. <Grin>.


you're a slutMany newspapers have chosen to censor or remove this week's Doonesbury cartoon from the comics pages as it had the audacity to satirize the new and onerous abortion laws being rammed down our throats by overzealous Republicans nimrods.

If you haven't seen the comics yet here are some handy-dandy links:




Note 1: How real people use Windows 8. (Bonus: Adorable two-year-old child using iPad.)

Note 2: While we're playing "Dog-Pile On Rush Limbaugh" how about a few examples of his habitual dishonesty?

Note 3: If all of the people arrested on drug charges refused to accept plea bargains it would crash the legal system. I LIKE that idea!

Note 4: The pink tabs are for murder, purple for human or animal sacrifice, blue for rape, yellow for slavery, and green for misogyny.

Note 5: Holy crap! A 3D printer with nanoscale precision!

Note 6: Say "Hello!" to Rick Santorum!


And now our Chart of the Day: Entry-level wages of high school graduates, 1973-2011. (We miss you, Bill!)

Entry-level wages of high school graduates.

Click here for a ferociously larger version.


Republican Job Creation Update

republican job creation3-14-2012: The House is in another recess until Tuesday, the 20th of March. (The GOP wrote this schedule. It was designed to ensure that as little legislation would get done as possible.)

View the entire two-year list of non-job-related House activities here.


Dump Fox News

Fox News Lies! Today the Fox News whores "argued" that needing photo ID to buy a movie ticket is racist. I am not kidding.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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Me: Golly! That Sandra Fluke is certainly one virtuous and wholesome human!

Typically poor-as-all-fuck cartoonist mistakenly assuming that if Rush Limbaugh lost all of his advertisers after calling
Ms. Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” then casting her in a more favorable light will inevitably result in a flood of lavish corporate sponsorships for himself.