You know, honestly, this is probably one of the least offensive thing I've heard on Rush Limbaugh in a while. Not that it isn't racist and offensive, but for crying out loud, the wealth of examples of offensive Rushbo soundbytes out there are so vast.
Nevertheless, when a constituent brought this segment to the attention of California State Senator Leland Yee, he agreed that Rush was going out of his way to be racist and called for a boycott of Limbaugh's advertisers.
Objecting to Stern's mocking of the Chinese language last week, California State Senator Leland Yee is launching a boycott of Rush Limbaugh's advertisers, and he's enlisting help from civil rights groups to gain traction. Yee was outraged over Limbaugh's January 19 program, where he mocked Chinese President Hu Jintao because his speech was not being translated. Yee was singled out by Limbaugh on his show as one of those people who were not happy with his comments. Yee tells the Contra Costa Times, "I think this is very damaging for children (to hear that) Rush Limbaugh thinks it's OK to make fun of another language or make fun of those individuals who may speak another language."
See, but for those brain-dead dittoheads, that's threatening Rush Limbaugh's First Amendment right to be offensive on a international, syndicated platform (you know that the Founding Fathers specifically included the EIB radio network in the Constitution, they did!), and thems just fightin' words. So Leland Yee, he was asking for death threats as far as they were concerned.
Mayoral candidate and state Sen. Leland Yee said racist death threats were faxed to his San Francisco and Sacramento offices today. They appear linked to his recent criticism of right-wing commentator Rush Limbaugh.
The anonymous faxes, laced with racial epithets and misspellings, were addressed to "JoBama Rectum Sniffing Moron LEELAND LEE" and call Yee a "fish head," according to a copy provided by Yee's office.
The faxes include a drawing of a U.S. flag-adorned pickup truck towing a noose that is looped around what appears to be a caricature head of President Barack Obama. The document says: "Without exceptions, Marxists are enemies of the United States Constitution! Death to all Marxists! Foreign and Domestic!"
It also says: "Achtung! Fish Head Leeland Lee. Rush Limbaugh will kick your (insert racist and profane words here) and expose you for the fool you are."
Wow. Racist AND violent death threats? Based on loyalty to a conservative talk show host? I'm sure this happens on the other side too...