The 1980s were just a vitrolic as they were today. Reagan was called a Nazi just like Bush was. Nothing's different. It was — folks, if you weren't alive then or if you weren't old enough to be paying attention, do not doubt me. The hatred for Ronald Reagan was universal in the Democrat Party and throughout the media. These people blamed AIDS on Reagan. Sound familar? They blamed homelessness on Reagan — you know why they blamed AIDS on Reagan? Because he didn't care. Because he never delivered a speech about it. And because of that, AIDS was spread. They actually wanted us to believe that Reagan had the disease, was sneaking into gay people's houses at night, and impregnating them with the disease and running out. And when we left their houses he went over to Grant Park, or wherever it was, Lafayette Park and stole the pork and beans of the homeless and took them back to the White House and fixed them up and at them. That's that kind of stuff they were saying about Reagan.
—Rush Limbaugh, still blaming the lamestream media and those Democrats for President Ronald Reagan's atrocious record on AIDS, is now shooting down conspiracy theories that never existed [via]
All it takes to keep Elton John's tiny dancers dancing is a little cocaine, the singer says in a new documentary Madman Across The Water: The Making Of Elton John. Three Dog Night's Danny Hutton "might have forgot to tell him" about he sprinkled the singer's dinner to keep him playing the piano at a party. "I left at 7.30 in the morning and I thought, 'I've never stayed up until 7.30 before but I feel really good!,'" says Elton. "Years later I learned they had put cocaine in my food." And all along I thought Elton's stamina was derived from checks with sizable zeroes.
Barney Frank has had enough of Rush Limbaugh. Though Limbaugh frequently takes shots at the openly gay Massachusetts representative, Frank insists Limbaugh's latest antics crossed the proverbial line.
It all began last week, when Limbaugh referred to Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, as the "banking queen" and played the song "My Boy Lollypop," with bonus slurping sounds, while discussing the incumbent Democrat, who's up for reelection.
Frank found the entire thing offensive, and told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell last night that the incident qualifies as a "vicious" and "homophobic" attack, one that's designed to help Frank's opponent:
[Limbaugh] just launched this very, even for him, vicious, homophobic attack.
My opponent, the Republican, Sean Bielat, who‘s running against me, told “The Wall Street Journal,” before they told me today, that he raised a lot of money from out of state. He was very explicit earlier this year. He said if I can‘t get help out of state I can‘t win this thing. He‘s helped by the right wing media, by Hannity and Limbaugh, by FOX News.
It’s clear that Rush Limbaugh isn’t a big fan of openly gay Rep. Barney Frank. In fact, the right-wing radio host has for years played the song “my boy lollypop” whenever referring to the Congressman. On yesterday’s edition of his nationally syndicated show, Limbaugh bragged about his continued use of the offensive song as well as calling Frank the “banking queen” due to his position as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.