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Question: Should Rush Limbaugh be banned from the radio?
yes (D)   -4 (10.8%)
no (D)   -12 (32.4%)
yes (R)   -0 (0%)
no (R)   -8 (21.6%)
yes (I)   -2 (5.4%)
no (I)   -11 (29.7%)
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« on: March 20, 2012, 12:19:19 am »
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A recent CNN poll had 46% voting he should be banned.  I'd like to hear your take on it before I toss in my 2 cents.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 12:22:03 am »
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No- I am not one for censoring people, no matter how ridiculous or misguided they might be.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 12:24:52 am »
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No- I am not one for censoring people, no matter how ridiculous or misguided they might be.
This.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 12:26:01 am »
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No. He's said a lot of stupid things sure, but it shouldn't be illegal for him to say those things.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 12:43:11 am »
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1st amendment, folks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 04:37:40 am »
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No- I am not one for censoring people, no matter how ridiculous or misguided they might be.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 06:31:12 am »
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Banned? No. That would violate his free speech rights. Fired by the people who give him a platform, yes.
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 12:52:40 pm »
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Yes. Stupidity is tolerable only to some extent.
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2012, 01:26:38 pm »
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No- I am not one for censoring people, no matter how ridiculous or misguided they might be.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2012, 01:57:06 pm »
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Yes. Stupidity is tolerable only to some extent.

Even if he is stupid, why should it matter?

Well, I really shouldn't be surprised.
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2012, 02:07:31 pm »
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2012, 02:17:35 pm »
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2012, 02:21:49 pm »
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No- I am not one for censoring people, no matter how ridiculous or misguided they might be.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2012, 02:43:49 pm »
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No, you have a right to speak out even if what you're saying is utterly idiotic and tasteless.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2012, 05:48:36 pm »
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No, of course not. Idiots are entitled to be idiots.
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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2012, 07:41:54 pm »
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.

There is a difference between an online forum banning a poster & the federal government banning a radio show...
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« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2012, 09:01:23 pm »
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.

There is a difference between an online forum banning a poster & the federal government banning a radio show...

I'm perfectly aware. Perhaps I wouldn't support it under Obama's administration, since I know for fact they'd use it as an excuse to broaden censorship to hitherto unexplored levels, but I do honestly believe Limbaugh moved well past deserving constitutional rights long ago.
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 09:12:03 pm »
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.

There is a difference between an online forum banning a poster & the federal government banning a radio show...

I'm perfectly aware. Perhaps I wouldn't support it under Obama's administration, since I know for fact they'd use it as an excuse to broaden censorship to hitherto unexplored levels, but I do honestly believe Limbaugh moved well past deserving constitutional rights long ago.

I'm not necessarily saying I disagree, but how do you know this for a fact?
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« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2012, 09:14:32 pm »
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.

There is a difference between an online forum banning a poster & the federal government banning a radio show...

I'm perfectly aware. Perhaps I wouldn't support it under Obama's administration, since I know for fact they'd use it as an excuse to broaden censorship to hitherto unexplored levels, but I do honestly believe Limbaugh moved well past deserving constitutional rights long ago.
seeing as that's kinda what you're advocating . . .
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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2012, 09:21:41 pm »
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God, I'm defending Rush's right to be an idiot in public...

I need to take a shower.
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Yes, just the same as Westboro should be banned from protesting. Sorry, everyone - as libertarian as I am, I also like to think I know when people have long shown they no longer deserve the right to an opinion.

There is a difference between an online forum banning a poster & the federal government banning a radio show...

I'm perfectly aware. Perhaps I wouldn't support it under Obama's administration, since I know for fact they'd use it as an excuse to broaden censorship to hitherto unexplored levels, but I do honestly believe Limbaugh moved well past deserving constitutional rights long ago.

seeing as that's kinda what you're advocating . . .

For an individual. Not for entire masses of people or for an entire country, like Bush did and Obama has done, but for a single person who, I think you'll agree, has reached - or is at least approaching - the worst a human being can get without committing racial genocide or going on a rape spree.

I'm not necessarily saying I disagree, but how do you know this for a fact?

Perhaps it was a poor choice of wording, but I'm simply going on what I've seen, ergo the fact that Obama is essentially copy+paste of Bush with a different letter stuck to his name. I direct you to things such as SOPA, PIPA, the NDAA, and his extension of the PATRIOT Act.
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I thought the Obama administration came out against SOPA and PIPA?
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I thought the Obama administration came out against SOPA and PIPA?

Ah, yes, I momentarily forgot just who proposed it. Still, if he signed the NDAA, he was almost guaranteed to sign SOPA and PIPA.
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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2012, 08:56:58 pm »
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I'm banned from the radio, so why shouldn't I want him banned too?
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