Friday, January 15, 2010

With Haiti Remarks, Herr Scumbaugh Is Clearly Without Shame

By Manifesto Joe

Lots of other people are having a go at this septic bag of pig diarrhea, so I'll take my turn, too.

Just when you figure that Herr Rush Scumbaugh, court jester for the Fourth Reich, has reached the limits of his audacity, he comes up with something worse. This time it was an "observation" right after one of the worst natural disasters of modern times, the earthquake in Haiti.

Here's what Herr Scumbaugh said, according to

This will play right into Obama's hands. He's humanitarian, compassionate. They'll use this to burnish their, shall we say, "credibility" with the black community--in the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in this country. It's made-to-order for them. That's why he couldn't wait to get out there, could not wait to get out there.

Lard-ass also went on to discourage people from giving to the Red Cross for disaster relief. His reason was that with foreign aid, Americans have already donated to Haiti -- "it's called the U.S. income tax."

This comes as thousands of Haitians are still trapped in rubble, and thousands more are desperate and probably dying.

If this boorish flippancy doesn't at last demolish any last vestige of credibility that this bellowing tub of guts has even among lard-line -- oh, I meant hard-line right-wingers -- then there's nothing that can. Those who continue to listen to and absorb this excrement can only be described as part of a not-very-crypto neo-Nazi movement in America.

Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writer Living In Texas.


Jack Jodell said...

Ol' bigmouth "Limballs" makes even a huge container of diarrhea look better by comparison. This hateful and cynical scumbag ought to be tried, convicted, and sentenced for crimes against humanity.

I think a campaign to deluge every radio station in the country carrying his show with letters demanding they stop running it is in order here, and is long, long, LONG overdue!

Manifesto Joe said...

A problem is that Herr Scumbaugh is such a brazen opportunist that I think suppression would give him political "martyrdom" he could play to the hilt.

Tom B said...

Joe knows exactly what I have to say about this putrid corruption filled sack of blubber so I won't take up any more space here than it takes to ask how we can get an anti-Puerco campaign to go viral?

Marc McDonald said...

In his "It's called the U.S. income tax," remark, Limbaugh is tapping into an common misconception among the U.S. public that believes that the U.S. is the world's most generous nation in terms of foreign aid.

In fact, as a percentage of gross national income, the U.S. ranks second-to-last among all developed nations.

The top donors are European countries, particularly the Nordic nations, along with Japan. This disconnect with the misinformed U.S. public likely accounts for most Americans' bewilderment that there is so much anti-Americanism in the world.

"Why do they hate us so much, when we're so generous?" many Americans wonder. Indeed, in a 1997 poll, most Americans said they believed that foreign aid was the biggest part of the U.S. government's budget. (In reality, it's around 1 percent).

The likes of Fox News and talk radio have not done much to enlighten the U.S. public in recent years.

Manifesto Joe said...

Thanks, Marc, for bringing that up, and it's very true. Foreign aid actually isn't a U.S. strong point. It pales in comparison to corporate welfare.

I've seen for many years that the easiest job in the world would be to work as Herr Scumbaugh's fact-checker. Wouldn't require a lick of effort.

Anonymous said...

Sadly, America's stinginess in foreign aid only tells part of the story. How many Americans know that from 1915 to 1934, the U.S. Marines imposed a harsh military occupation on Haiti and diverted 40 percent of Haiti's gross domestic product to U.S. bankers?

As Ted Rall pointed out in a recent column, the CIA has staged coups against every democratically elected president Haiti ever had. The CIA also installed the brutal dictator, "Papa Doc" Duvalier, who murdered at least 30,000 Haitians and drove educated people into exile.

The mayhem continued under his son, "Baby Doc" Duvalier, who looted the Haitian national treasury of hundreds of millions of dollars. He also destroyed the nation's agricultural economy through misguided U.S.-backed "free market" policies, which wiped out the nation's rice farmers.

The CIA later twice deposed the populist and popular democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide. In the second instance, Aristide says the CIA "kidnapped" him and took him to the Central African Republic. (The CIA disputes this, and we all know we can trust their word, as the CIA has always been truthful).

After a century of looting the nation, destroying its economy, and brutalizing its people, the U.S. has a lot to answer for in Haiti.

Manifesto Joe said...

Yeah, I've read a lot of that background. Smedley Butler, later Marine Corps commandant who turned anti-war after his military career was over, described himself as having been "a high-priced muscleman" for the Wall Street bankers. And, if memory serves me, Haiti was just one of several places where Butler led Marine invasions.