We all know the storm Rush's comments have caused this week. Since I listened to an entire hour of his show on the Fluke incident, it was easy for me to digest his point: "It is so absurd to assert that otherwise free Americans should subsidize your optional sexual activities so that you face no consequences, I will counter that with other absurd notions, like demanding you posting a video of it so others can receive something in return." Rush didn't say he wanted this. He said it because he felt is was absurd, like what Fluke was demanding.
Each Friday I go into Legalzoom.com's headquarters in Glendale to provide free legal advice to anyone who wants it on Legalzoom's Facebook page. This is a private enterprise making FREE services available to people who cannot afford to start up an account at a law firm for whatever reason. Legal Zoom sponsors this voluntarily because they are a good Corporation that cares about the community. It's done efficiently, private sector style.
This was hard to do on Friday because evidently one of Rush's enemies on the Hill encouraged people to launch a boycott against Rush's sponsors. So there we were, courtesy of a private company, supplying people, any takers, with my FREE services, relieving the public burden with private resources, voluntarily supplied. But ironically, this became very difficult because so many people were posting complaints about Rush being opposed to the government forcing Catholic institutions to provide other free services which violate their religious conscience, we were having trouble providing my free services to people with real problems, in need of real help, some urgently.
This program sponsored by Legalzoom is called "Free Joe Friday." Anyone can go to Legalzoom's facebook wall for Friday and see the juxtaposition of me trying to help people, but suffering though a maze of people trying to put a stop to it. If a "buycott" seems in order to you, use Rush's promo code, which is his first name, and let them know there are two sides to this.