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Mary Cheh Gets Limbaughed

For the 100 percent of LL's readers who didn't listen to Rush Limbaugh's show today, you missed hearing the conservative firebrand express his disdain for the District's own Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh.

The target of Limbaugh's ire: Cheh's silly wildlife protection act, which requires exterminators to avoid inflicting "unnecessary discomfort, behavioral stress, or physical harm" when trapping animals. Limbaugh glommed on to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's assertion that Cheh's 2010 bill, coupled with the explosion of rats apparently enjoying the Occupy D.C. protests at McPherson Square, could lead to an outbreak of rats being "relocated" to Virginia.

The law has doesn't apply to "commensal rodents" like rats and mice. But Cuccinelli's office argues that rice rats and deer mice are covered. At any rate, here's Limbaugh elevating the discourse:

"Mary Cheh, DC Council, is all for this new law. A tenured professor of constitutional law at George Washington University. What a shock!


This Mary Cheh babe, C-h-e-h, is the woman behind the DC plastic bag tax which requires Washington, DC, stores to charge a nickel for every plastic bag that a customer uses. This is what happens, folks, when these liberals get in power. That's why I've maintained for as long as I've been doing this program, it's all about ideology. If you understand, if you can just come to grips with who liberals are, the rest is easy. It's easy, and everything makes sense once you come to grips with  once you have the maturity to admit — what and who liberals are. But the more people who continue to remain in the dark, the better for me. You can't enlighten people who already know."

Aww man. Cue the sad trombone for Ward 6 Councilmartyr Saint Tommy Wells, the lead proponent of the District's bag tax. Maybe you'll get a Rush shout out next time, Tommy.

As for Cheh, she says all her bill does is require exterminators to deal with pests in a "humane way." And she says she's not offended by anything Limbaugh says, even the "babe" comment, because she has difficulty taking him seriously.

“It’s hard to be offended by someone you have no respect for," says Cheh.

Here's a clip of Limbaugh's rant, courtesy of Media Matters:

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

  • truth hurts

    Limbaugh is a dick, pure and simple. I'm with Cheh on this one. Let the fat-fuck rant. Only dumbass low information haters listen to him.

  • NE John

    I can't add anything further to what truth hurts stated other than NO ONE can make fun of OUR people other than ourselves. Who the fuk does this fat shit think he is?!?!

  • Tim

    Is it true that this law prohibits the use of spring traps or glue traps and encourages rats to be trapped and released elsewhere, preferably in families?

  • Truth hurts

    Is it true Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya?

  • Alex

    Virginia gives us their homeless, why shouldn't we give them our critters!

  • Harry Thomas Jr.

    Mary doesn't respect Rush but she respects me.

    I'll be back.

  • Barrie Daneker

    Mary was all wet with this one. I knew those rats who bite her int he ass on this one. Mary Mary why you buggin'!

  • Southeast Ken

    D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh is a liberal idiot like the rest of her self serving, corrupt, and lying colleagues. The 5 cents bag tax is the thinking of liberal whites. D.C. is now the San Francisco or the Sodom and Gomorrah of the east coast. Mary Cheh is a moron. When the District has high unemployment, corruption, and other problems, she thinks the big issue is the rights of pests.

  • DJ Ren

    Rush is a fool. To paraphrase his comments "this is what happens, folks, when you give a college dropout with a perscription drug addiction a radio show".

  • LastStop

    @SEK, the city has much bigger fish to worry about, particularly in ward's 5, 7 and 8, than who bed's with whom. If the black church spent half as much time focusing their time and energies on educating it's members on self determination, job creation and fiscal conservatism, they could actually be a force for positive unity rather than the brainwashed loony bins of hateful division that they have long been.

  • Southeast Ken

    @LastStop; you must be a gay white boy, kiss my brown ass.

  • Southeast Ken

    @LastStop; no one brought up the black church or the white church for that matter. I don't attend a church, so what are you talking about? I don't support all the liberal bullshit the D.C. Councilmembers support and the 5 cents bag tax is one of them. This is the typical thinking of liberal whites, name calling. I am trying to start the New Year off right without the personal attacks. People have a right to their opinions.

  • Southeast Ken

    @DJ; Rush is a millionaire and he could give a shit what you or I think. Millions of white Americans and thousands of blacks listen to Rush. Let's face it, Rush has a large white following in this country. I don't always agree with him, but he have a right to his opinions. This is use to be the American way, but political correctness have destroyed the United States.

  • stoneyboy

    I like the bag tax. That was a smart move fiscally and environmentally. Go Mary Cheh

  • DJ Ren

    @SE Ken, huh?

  • Keith B.

    SE Ken, you do bring up the fact that you're a black catholic with a pretty healthy respect for the bible at nearly every opportunity (when you're not reminding us about your degrees, that is). Very mature response!

  • Wilhelm Ogle

    @Southeast Ken
    As you have stated your opposition to "political correctness" and in response to your race baiting (blaming all the problems of the District on whites); would I be amiss in referring to you as " a dumb, stupid n----r?

  • LastStop

    @SEK, Not white nor gay. It is just that the foolishness that comes from the mouths of some black folk, particularly "churchy" black folk, is just plain backward and crazy. I misread you to be a bible-thumper because your statement sounded like something that often comes from the Willie Wilson's of the city. This city has the Council that it elects, if it is liberal that would mean most of the constituency of this city is liberal, it is really irrelevent because there is no such thing as an honest politician and history has proven that conservatives and democrats are two different heads of the same corrupted snake.

  • Truth hurts

    WO - yeah, your nword crap is just stupid. Stop it.

  • Keith B.

    Wilhelm, you shouldn't stoop to that sort of petty level but if that's what you really believe, that's a shame.

  • DJ Ren

    @TH / Keith B: Exactly. Wilhelm, you add nothing to the discourse here.

  • http://www.palisades-dc.com/ Susie

    Rush lives in Palm Beach. On the ocean. In a great big house. What does he know about rats in my alley?

  • SEis4ME

    @WOgle, if you feel as if the best way to describe SEKen is as a dumb n8gger, by all means please do. I would just means that you already comfortable using it in the first place. No point in stopping now.

    @theLastStop, I take it that you're some gay (likely black) male who has a bone to suck wrt to the black church? It is a fact, that black churches ARE doing exactly what you suggest. So before you go off hurling insults at the institution's history of "divisiveness", you might just want to just to check your anger at the bathhouse's door.

  • Drez

    My my this conversation has devolved.
    One would think everyone could come together, join hands, agree Rush is an idiot, and leave it at that. Go figure.

  • EP Sato

    Given that Rush is such a rat himself (who spent all his time saying drug addicts should be in jail, yet appealed for "no time" when he was arrested and convicted of abusing prescription drugs), you'd think he would be in favor of humane rat treatment policies.

  • tony

    While, I should be upset with Wilhelm Ogle comment #17, I am not. He has the right to express his views no matter how much I may disagree with him. In fact, I honestly believe that if more people are able to express themselves without the fear of reprisal than a serious and genuine discourse concerning race can take place. I have said it before and I will say it again. The issue of race continues to be this country's number one moral agony. And the only way to get a serious handle on this issue is through free and unscripted speech. I am not concern with the Wilhelm Ogle of the world. My problem is with those whites who pretend to be race neutral when they are not. Moreover, it's absolutely sad when anyone would say that racism is perpetuated by poor or uneducated people. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites who own banks that engage in redlining. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites who engage in employment discrimination. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites that own major media outlets which engage in bias reporting. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites who engage in police profiling. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites that sentenced black defenders to harsh prison sentences. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites, who engage in housing discrimination. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites who own the radio stations from which Rush Limbaugh can sell his snake oil. The last time I checked, it was not poor whites that funded the tea party and birther movement. These non-grassroots organizations were funded and promoted by white billionaires from the liberal leaning north. Thus, the notion that racism in this country can be laid at the feet of some ole tobacco chewing redneck in the Mississippi delta is laughable. Such denials and deflection only serve to inflame the spirit of racial intolerance which has left this city and country hopelessly divided.


    @WO: Not surprised by your tasteless comment re SEKen (who does come across as a pompous boor at times), but to invoke the dreaded n-word proves the apple does not, in fact, fall far from the tree. I hardly think your earlier comment about your ancestors would be appreciated by any sensible members of your family. Who in the world would brag about his family helping the Hellacious Hitler? I ignored the remark when you first commented, but now that I think about it, you probably get some vicarious thrill being able to make statements behind the curtain of anonymity on a blog. The n-word has been so over worked that it has now become almost benign, if not favorable in the Black cultural mainstream. Somewhat akin to calling someone 'dawg.' So while your wimpish remark evokes disdain from some posters, it only creates derision from those of us who see through you. Now wash out your mouth and go to your room, you naughty little boy, you.

    @SEKen: Congratulations on your achievements. Having advanced degrees is to be celebrated and while I certainly do not agree with much of what you say, I too, cherish your right to say it. Let us hope that Mt Olivet will be there in perpetuity. After all I'm sure the families of those buried in the old Harmony Cemetery on Brentwood Road thought their dearly departed would rest in peace forever. I certainly don't want my family members (whose Mt Olivet graves we still tend) to be unearthed for any reason. But one never knows, "do one?"

    @ LastStop: No honest politicians? I find that hard to believe. Let's spend our time trying to root out the bad ones and all of their cohorts. This name calling is not the way. Wait!!! Did I just say that??? Well, hmmphh! Except, of course, when talking to naughty little boys.
    And sorry SEKen, but that is how you come across sometimes.
    @MM: Can I get out of moderation now so I can post The Honorable Mr. Machen's phone number?

  • NE John

    Mt. Olivet will be there. Keep thinking those positive waves, it will be there. We'll meet again, I know where, but I don't know when ....

  • Anonymous, Too

    Trush Bimbaugh

  • Anonymous, Too

    oops... Thrush Bimbaugh

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    As far as the plastic bag tax is concerned, it is fake! What should happen is that plastic bag manufacturers should be made to stop manufacturing these nonbiodegradeable bags altogether. See!

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    I did not listen to the ( Rush)Rat Limbaugh rant about Mary Chech and her prescription drug use, all you have to do is google about Rush's use of drugs which diminished her hearing. Check it you ditto heads and others.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    i am not in favor of treating rats, rodents and other disease carrying creatures. Kill them anyway you can, they can bite and infect people, children, the young and the old; and most importantly of all human beings are first. Yes, I am talking to PETA people too.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    in response to #6, is that really harry thomas, jr. saying he will be back. That is scary.

  • http://washingtoncitypaper.com southeast lady

    In response to comment#4, i am sorry i do not understand what you are talking about. Please explain.

  • Truth hurts

    Agree with #33

  • Lexus

    There goes Southeast Ken (big-time hater - self-hater) spewing out nothing but hatred). Never a kind word about anyone or anything. Just ugliness, hate towards others, negative statements and self-hate. Oooooooooo NOoooooo...here comes the avalanche of hate from him to me...Ooooo NOoooo!!!!! He cannot resist.

  • Southeast Ken

    Lexus, you too can kiss my brown ass. I tried very hard to remain silent, but you sons of bitches aren't going to bully me. It's called having an opinion.

  • Southeast Ken

    Wilhelm Ogle, your calling me a ni&&ger or a coon doesn't hurt me. I proves my point about white racist in D.C. and it's out suburbs. Thank you for being honest because I hate a closeted racist.

    The word ni&&ger can apply to crackers too. I don't know why the City Paper want let you write the N word. It's just a word and some in society should stop censorship and political correctness. Rush have right to his opinion whether we agree with him or not. Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells are to liberal white idiots forcing their liberalism down the throats of D.C. natives and non natives. I don't know how the black church got brought into this because no one mention a church black or white. One doesn't have to attend a church to know the Nations Capital is now Sodom and Gommorah. Ray Charles could see this if he were alive.

    Thanks Tony for an excellent response.

  • Southeast Ken


    Wilhelm Ogle, your calling me a ni&&ger or a coon doesn't hurt me. It proves my point about white racist in D.C. and it's outter suburbs. Thank you for being honest because I hate a closeted racist. I wish more people would speak publicly on how they truly feel in their hearts and in their minds. This applies to the Catholic Church, a racist institution. I look forward to my life after earth in Mount Olivet. I want have to deal with your bullshit because you too will account for your sins on this earth. You reap what you have sowed.

  • Southeast Ken

    Wilhelm Ogle, I suggest you go out into the neighborhood you live, Hitler, and call the first black person you see a ni&&ger. I would like for you to come back and tell us of your experience, after you get out of an hospital. I support your right to use the n word against me or whomever. It's a word and sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

    Rush Limbaugh have made some racist comments towards blacks, Puerto Ricans, etc. However, I support his right to free speech and free expression. The United States have gone to hell in a hand basket with political correctness. U.S. Senator Harry Reid made a remark, most whites in America feel comfortable with a light skin articulate colored like President Barack Obama. The funny part, President Obama isn't light skin. Former Mayor Adrian Malik Fenty, Lena Horne, Dr. Charles Drew, and former New York Congressman Adam Clayton Powell were or are light skinned. President Obama and Tiger Woods are my skin color, brown and they both look like the average black man walking down any U.S. street. U.S. Senator Harry Reid is a white liberal, but he too have his own racial prejudices from within regarding blacks in America. I suggest to all the white bloggers on this blog and the Washington Post, please do some soul searching from within. Only you know how you truly feel in your hearts about blacks in D.C. and in America.

    In closing, I look forward in hanging out with white NE John in our peaceful days in Mount Olivet cemetery. Hopefully, racism, class, and skin color will not exists in death or the after life. I agree with noodlez, I too many remain silent on this blog. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

  • QueDawg

    Censorshop isn't good and people should be able to express themselves. Wilhelm Ogle remarks are hateful and hurtful, but he or she have a right to express how they feel. I imagine, many whites share his or her feelings.

  • Shepherd Park Ward 4

    I read many of these comments and became sad. However, I agree, people should be able to say how they truly feel. On the issue of Rush Limbaugh, the man is a radio personality with millions in his banking account. Do you think, Mr. Limbaugh cares about how we feel about him? Racism is alive and well in the United States of America. Let's stop pretending, racism and prejudice doesn't exist. The white media outlets like the Washington City Paper, Washington Post, DCist, Prince of Petworth, New York Daily News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, doesn't help race relations. They contribute by writing many race baiting articles.

  • Jon Bon Jovi

    My quesion, why do the Washington City Paper continue to have a blog? They need to get rid of their blogs because many or their articles are race baiting. The City Paper itself had the word DICK on the front page of an article several years ago regarding Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry and a woman. I didn't see anyone up in arms about the article stating, bitch won't suck my DICK.

    Wilhelm Ogle referring to Southeast Ken as the N word was an nasty vicious racist attack. With this being said, I support his right to free speech. I am white, but I agree with tony, let people say how they truly feel.

  • Ricky

    Wow, reading these comments, the Washington City Paper need to write and article on black and white race relations in the District of Columbia.

    I am not surprised by these comments becaust they are a reflection of America.

  • Holdadice

    @SEKen: If you can't take the heat, then yes, you should get out of the kitchen. Highly disappointed that such an oppinionated individual as yourself would let a wanna-be Nazi descendant silence your jaded retorts. Perhaps W/O (WithOut)merit was repayment of your karmic debt to The Honorable Yvette Alexander. Did you think you had a monopoly on maligning one's name. Your tenancious and persistent name-calling regarding Ms. Alexander was much more cruel than the crude (though sometimes considered a sobriquet) label WO tagged you with. You can dish it out, but this time you couldn't take it. My sorrow is that you wimped out and let a weak-minded simpleton win out over an educated man of letters. Shame On You!

    @LL&MM: CAN noodlez COME OUT AND PLAY?????

  • Tim Julien

    What is wrong with this picture, the people commenting on the issue. The law will be a bad thing for the citizens of Washington D.C.
    Political science will be the force behind Wildlife Management. If the comments are from Citizens I really think the issue fall on death ears. It is not about race, Rush or anything else except the silliness of law.