Unlike Bill O'Reilly's other washed up joker comedian pal Dennis Miller, Adam Carolla isn't a Catholic. He's an atheist. But like Miller, Carolla has no problem making offensive jokes about gays. Like Miller, Carolla uses the sexist and old school term, "chicks," to describe women who, according to Carolla, aren't good comedians because they're not funny. So one can see why the homophobic and misogynist O'Reilly would have Carolla as one of his comedic wing men who serve to validate Bill's toxic venom, the latest target of which is Sandra Fluke whom Bill just can't stop slut shaming and lying about. On Monday night, as part of Bill's personal attackapalozza against Fluke, O'Reilly brought on Carolla to validate Bill's claim that "militant women" should just STFU because there's no war against them. Happily, for Bill, Carolla didn't disappoint.
After discussing the Republican convention, Bill segued to Charlotte" where they have this parade of militant women on the stage saying that they're under seige, there's a war against them and I'm going what war, what war, do you know what war?" As video of Fluke was shown, Carolla responded that he didn't know but "because we want you to pay for your own birth control, that's an attack on your womb like we're flying a predator drone over your fallopian tubing and calling in a strike. I don't get it. It's like I like beer; but I will pay for my own beer and you not paying for my beer is not a war on beer, that's me being in charge of something I ingest. That's fine with me."
The sexist crudity ("fallopian tubing" really?) of Carolla's uninformed commentary clearly demonstrates why he didn't win "Celebrity Apprentice." But his comedic stylings did serve to advance the TOTALLY BOGUS nature of O'Reilly's attack on Fluke as well as the birth control mandate which is now in effect and, as such, might be benefiting those female Fox News employees. What O'Reilly and Carolla don't seem to understand is the mandate "simply means that all insurance plans paid for or earned by a woman have this coverage, as part of an array of preventive care services also to be covered without a copay." Ergo, not like getting your beer for free. If O'Reilly and Carolla don't want insurers to cover birth control (which insurers have no problem with as it's cost effective) then what say they to Viagra which is currently offered, without co-payment, in many health care plans?
To compare getting birth control (and an array of other women's health related services) without copay, from one's insurer, to getting free beer is ludicrous and offensive. For one thing, free beer has no health benefits. Free birth control is directly related to good health outcomes (birth control pills have other medical uses beyond contraception) as well as economic ones, as an unplanned pregnancy could have adverse health and economic consequences for both the worker and her employer. While Carolla and O'Reilly joke about reproductive rights, there are many women, like Sandra Fluke, who take these rights (and their erosion) very seriously. Obviously this is a threat to guys like O'Reilly and Carolla who would prefer that such "militant women" get back in that kitchen and wash those pots and pans. Hey Bill and Adam, the 50's called. They want their sexism back!
Some contact information for Carolla can be found here. He's also on Facebook and Twitter.
From Bill O'Reilly's website:
But you’re obviously a politically indoctrinated person, which I generally find to be just as close minded as a religious bigot.
Religious people and political people. Same horrible breed of person. Always in your face, always telling you their way is best for everyone. Always telling you what you can or can’t say.