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Mike Lester for March 04, 2012

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    Ironic Eggbeater Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Fluke pointed out that a friend had been denied contraceptives needed to treat polycystic ovary syndrome and another had been raped and didn’t receive treatment. She did not advocate for free recreational sex.

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 7 years ago

    Dropping him from my feed. Every pagecount adds to his income, however marginal, and he is whale feces.

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    Odon  over 7 years ago

    Mike Lester Maddox

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    Dapperdan61  Premium Member over 7 years ago

    This comic is just as insulting as Rush is. Done in very poor taste portraying our President as a pimp

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    lonecat  over 7 years ago

    This cartoon is offensive.

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    Farley55  over 7 years ago

    For those here who don’t seem to pay attention to the actual news, Fluke is a 30-year old activist who is complaining about the protected policies of a religious institution which she chose to attend. As much as Dems keep trying to make this about contraception (which is supported by EVERY current GOP candidate), the actual issue is whether freedom of religion still exists in this country. Don’t like freedom of religion? Fine – then the issue is whether or not the Constitution still applies to Barack Obama and Obamacare.

    That’s a very important issue, no matter how much the Left tries to trivialize it. Well done, Mr. Lester!

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    whhaymd  over 7 years ago

    And here I thought that no one could top Rush’s asinine remarks. Admittedly Obama can handle to criticism but this just doubles down on the insult to this young women.

    Fact: Adults have sex. I’ll bet even this cartoonist has. Doing so would not make anyone a whore.Fact: Contraception is a standard part of modern health care – ask the Institute of Medicine.Fact: This young women main point was the need for access to these medications for other medical conditions.

    As a physician, I support a women’s access to these medications, but even if you don’t the attacks on this women are cowardly and disgusting.

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    whhaymd  over 7 years ago

    News flash: Now Rush has had to back off these comments, although the apology was typically lame and defensive.

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    lonecat  over 7 years ago

    There are many misconceptions (as it were) and misrepresentations in this debate. First, we’re not talking about a handout, and we’re not talking about tax-payers, we’re talking about insurance handled by private companies, and all the of the people who get benefits have paid premiums to the insurance company. The insurance company has figured out that they will in fact on average receive more in premiums than they will have to pay out in benefits, so they can make a profit. Second, some people have asked, “if a woman chooses to have sex, why should I pay for her birth control?” You could equally say, if someone chooses to go skiing and breaks a leg, why should I have to pay for it? Is there something worse about choosing to have sex than about choosing to go skiing? If we are going to have health insurance, then it’s going to cover things that any particular individual probably won’t need. But you buy the whole package precisely as insurance.

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    josefw  over 7 years ago

    BHO was polling poorly with females. This was all a plan by BHO to increase his female support.

    Fluke is an activist and was invited to speak by “Stretch” Pelosi.

    BTW: Generic BC pills are available for free from many outlets and cost $5 a month at Wal-Mart. The institutions under attack do not deny BC pills for medical reasons.

    This whole issue is just plain BS, except for BHO being a pimp! ;)

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 7 years ago

    1st: the ‘toon is beyond disgusting.2nd, The same folks wanting to ban contraception PAY FOR VIAGRA! which of course “enables” rapists, like who, Rush?3rd When people pay premiums, with their employer(it’s part of their “salary”), for health care, and are DENIED health care, that is NOT religious, it is a BUSINESS decision.

    4th When a “religion” denies health care to an employee (or student paying tuition) NOT of that faith, or who doesn’t agree with dictatorial policies of the employer, then THAT is the violation of the First Amendment.

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    charliekane  over 7 years ago

    The right is on the wrong side of this one. Yet they double down on their dickishness.O Gawd did I just say that?

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    Noveltman  over 7 years ago

    Right Wing Insanity. Will completely blow up in their face in November.

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    jimbo1949  over 7 years ago

    The Blaze is a conservative news and opinion website launched on August 31 2010, by American media personality and former Fox News host Glenn Beck’s Mercury Radio Arts

    Right, I’m going to respect the unbiased opinion of someone to the right of Fox News? Try to find someone without an axe to grind.

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    Pogostiks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Waddaya mean "part of the Right-Wing war on Women and American culture? You forgot to mention the war on gays, the war on science, the war on decency. Have I left anything out? Oh yeah… the war on logic, the war on reason, the …

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    Pogostiks Premium Member over 7 years ago

    You just answered your own question. They’re slime-balls. They don’t know any better – literally.

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    josefw  over 7 years ago

    “Feel free to disagree with his politics, but as far as him being a “wife beater” that is simply not true.”

    Regan Lester (Mike’s Wife)

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    googich150  over 7 years ago

    How low can we go? Thanks, Mike.

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    dannysixpack  over 7 years ago

    @farley

    snip..“contraception (which is supported by EVERY current GOP candidate)”

    guess you haven’t heard of senator rick santorum?

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    cjr53  over 7 years ago

    This is outrageously wrong.

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    Regan Lester Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I’m not sure how many times I have to repeat this: MIKE LESTER NEVER HAS NOR WOULD HE EVER LAY A HAND ON ME!!!! http://mikedujourlester.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-from-mikes-wife.html

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    dannysixpack  over 7 years ago

    @josesf

    “BTW: Generic BC pills are available for free from many outlets and cost $5 a month at Wal-Mart. The institutions under attack do not deny BC pills for medical reasons.”

    actually they do deny them for medical reasons. try to get an abortion for an ectopic pregnancy from a catholic hospital. there was a big story recently about that. but more to the point….

    so since a woman can get these medications at low cost somewhere else, just like men can for some of their medications – women should be inconvienineced. no problem for you. WHY SHOULD THEY BE,

    to keep the church happy and in control of their lives?

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    Noveltman  over 7 years ago

    Does this mean gocomics is removing Lester for good, or just this one comic? Bout time.

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    Atomsk  over 7 years ago

    Also, if your organization has routinely engaged in and covered up the wide-scale raping of tens of thousands of children, then you shouldnt have any rights at all. You should be in jail.

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    babr  over 7 years ago

    First I have to say that Mike Lester fails at his job, in the sense that this isn’t even funny or particularly original.

    Anyone else notice how right wingers keep insisting this is about “freedom of religion” and not “birth control”, but then just can’t help themselves in producing and applauding racist, mysogynistic b.s. like this?

    Mike Lester should be ashamed of himself. But, I’m going to guess he has no shame. Otherwise he wouldn’t have made this lame and patently offensive attempt at humor.

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    jenisaisquoi  over 7 years ago

    it’s not surprising that someone as clearly misogynist and racist as this cartoonist is also a wife-beater.

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    jenisaisquoi  over 7 years ago

    There is absolutely no comparison between Rush’s hours long rant about a college student, attacking her, her morals, her parents even, and lying about the actual substance of her testimony and calling any woman on contraceptives a “slut” and Bill Maher calling Sarah Palin a “dumb twat.” Firstly, Palin is a ruthless snarky woman, who gives it out as much, if not more, than than she takes it and this girl is an innocent, who is not a public figure. Secondly, and most importantly, while I do not like the use of words like “twat,” and do not like that Maher called anyone that, he supports women’s rights stridently, Rush does not and has a long illustrious history of misogyny. What Rush said hatefully about women all these years would not be nearly as objectionable if he wasn’t so anti-women’s rights. So, between a lefty who occasionally hurls a sexist name, but who supports women’s rights, and Rush, who daily wallows in misogyny and doesn’t support women’s rights, there is absolutely no equivalency at all. This cartoon is vile and anyone defending it or the person who did it is complicit in the racism and sexism it perpetuates. Mike Lester’s wife, whether he beats you or not, your husband is a vile racist, sexist human being, and that should be enough for you to walk out. Apparently, you hate you own gender as much as he does, which is tragic.

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    jenisaisquoi  over 7 years ago

    And this whole issue of the church businesses and contraception has nothing at all to do with “freedom of religion” and everything to do with federal labor laws. Catholic hospitals and universities take gobs of federal funding and also are tax exempt, so if they are going to suck off the federal teet, then they are beholden to federal labor laws, like any of the rest of us who are employers. I can’t, as an employer, decide because of my religious views, to deny certain federal labor rights to my employees, to allow that would cause anarchy. What if a religion decides they are religiously for child labor, then do they get to overlook child labor laws? No, the answer is Catholic businesses, if you want to be free from all federal laws, then STOP TAKING FEDERAL FUNDING, until then, STFU and follow the law like the rest of us have to. Man, these right wingers will come entirely unhinged when insurance companies have to actually provide ALL services after the Affordable Care Act goes into full effect Jan. 1, 2014. It’ll be fun to watch actually.

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    joseyj  over 7 years ago

    If Limbaugh were only an entertainer, his followers wouldn’t be posting his LIES as “facts.”The FOCUS of Fluke’s testimony was women paying for insurance that wouldn’t allow prescribed birth control pills required for the treatment of cancer, ovarian cysts, and other women’s medical conditions – UNRELATED to sexual activity! – even when the prescriptions were accompanied by doctors’ letters.

    Limbaugh LIED and turned her testimony into a sex thing – which it was NOT.

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    joseyj  over 7 years ago

    The cartoonist has also been cited for domestic violence – throwing his wife through a glass door.

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    joseyj  over 7 years ago

    Well said.It’s mindboggling that Christians listen to Limbaugh as he rolls out the Red carpet for the Devil’s path – leading them to an inability to even recognize indecency.

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    joseyj  over 7 years ago

    You believed Limbaugh’s entertaining LIES – and you are very UNinformed.

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    Regan Lester Premium Member over 7 years ago

    My husband, Mike Lester, has never harmed me in any way whatsoever. Here is a link to a blog I wrote detailing what happened. Also all charges were dropped and the arrest has been expunged.

    http://mikedujourlester.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-from-mikes-wife.html

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    patricekapur  over 7 years ago

    This is unbelievable—first, women who have sex must be whores and now U.S. presidents who support women’s health care being fully funded are pimps (does anyone out there still not know that Viagra is covered by insurance but female contraceptives often are not?) . Talk about negative female and black stereotypes. I would find this funny if this kind of thing did not have real negative consequences for so many people. How did we return to that horrible time and place when women were supposed to be kept barefoot and pregnant?

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    tbetz  over 7 years ago

    Woman-beater Mike Lester reaches a new low in racism and lying. Truly disgusting.

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    tbetz  over 7 years ago

    @farley55 — If Georgetown is so religiously opposed to birth control, why does the health insurance policy they provide to faculty pay for it? Get your facts straight — this is discrimination against students, plain and simple.

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    yakdriver  over 7 years ago

    Your mother must be so proud.

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    The Voice  over 7 years ago

    Boooohooo,

    A Comic tried to make a funny.. our president happens to be black.. and now Mike is a racist.

    Get over yourselves people, having to resort to his personal life and trying to spread lies is quite contradictory of your critical comments.

    I’m SURE everyone of you are little angels…

    CJB

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    JoeStoppinghem Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Farely55, so if a religion forbids a child from going to a hospital and they die, it’s OK?.Also cab drivers with religions beliefs that forbid having dogs in the car or transporting alcohol don’t have to do this? (The law has said otherwise.).There is a balance of religious freedom and personal rights of others.

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    jazzmoose  over 7 years ago

    At 54, it’s just hard for me to believe that someone would think this was a good idea. Did this cartoonist formerly work for Thunderbolt?

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    Farley55  over 7 years ago

    Outstanding cartoon! She wants money for sex, and she wants Obama to be her “enforcer” that punishes people if she doesn’t get it. A perfect analogy!

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