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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:42 PM
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Katie Couric Jokes About Limbaugh’s Addiction to Pain Killers
http://www.mrc.org/cyberalerts/2003/cyb20031007.asp#6

Katie Couric joked about Rush Limbaugh’s reported addiction to pain killers. On Monday’s Tonight Show, the co-host of NBC’s Today offered this spiel:
“When I do the Today show out here I get up at 2am because out here you have to be up and ready to go at 4 because it’s 7 in the east. So I was getting a little tired, but I feel actually good because I flew out here and Rush Limbaugh sat next to me on the plane. He gave me some vitamins.” She then spun her head to flip her hair as she smiled and yelped: “Whaa! It feels good!”

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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:44 PM
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1. Fuck
I getting too tired to say anything else, what a bitch
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RobertFrancisK Donating Member (617 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:58 PM
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8. What?
SHe was getting a laugh at his expense, why does that make her a bitch? I'm not sure at all what you meant about that. I suppose Franken is an asshole for doing the same in his book by that logic.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:21 PM
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9. God forbid we say anything bad about Rush's problem
Fuck him...and the same to you for calling Katie a bitch :puke:
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LibInternationalist Donating Member (861 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:48 PM
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14. and the Ignore list gets longer...
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Ishoutandscream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:44 PM
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2. Excellent! Keep dog piling the son of a bitch
He deserves every last bit of it!
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NoKingGeorge Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:52 PM
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7. Limpnut has the sniffles.
I listen to the cyst at lunch, the callers are hilarious, today in the middle of some rambling he said 'excuse the sniffles'. Seems his nose was causing problems. Is this part of a progression in withdraw?
First running from Philly in paranoia, then denial of ANY knowledge about an investigation, Now nose problems...
Anyone know the next stages? nose collapses, tongue swells and cuts off airway, anal cyst bursts...
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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:40 PM
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12. Yes. Absolutely . . .
. . . a runny nose and watering eyes are symptoms of narcotic (opiate) withdrawal. And it gets much worse. I'll google it and see what I can find.

TYY
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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:58 PM
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18. This from two different websites . . .
Withdrawal (from all opiates) includes dilated pupils, diarrhea, runny nose, goose bumps, and abdominal pain.

These drugs can cause physical dependence, which means that the body reduces production of its own natural opioids (endorphins and enkephalins) and begins to rely on the drug to manage the functions of these natural brain chemicals.

When the drugs are stopped, the body needs time to begin providing neccessary amounts of the natural opioids again and withdrawal symptoms result. Withdrawal from opiates can occur whenever any chronic use is discontinued or reduced.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949....


OxyContin withdrawal symptoms include but are not limited to:

perpetually being tired
hot/cold sweats
heart palpitations
joints and muscles in constant pain
vomiting
nausea
uncontrollable coughing
diarrhea
insomnia
watery eyes
excessive yawning
depression

http://www.addictionwithdrawal.com/oxycontin.htm

TYY
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mojowork_n Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:55 PM
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16. Everyone's favorite personification of a pustulating anal cyst...
I had to go out and buy the Enquirer, so I could enjoy the whole thing, and see the e-mails.

According to that story, Rush went to some kind of painless, 24-hour, 'detoxify-while-you-sleep-c linic-for-rich-junkies'. The second visit almost killed him. He may have done the same thing, again, over the weekend, or maybe he's had to modify the regimen.

Either way, the cyst hasn't had the balls to even hint about the article, or his drug use.... This, from the man who said, "good riddance", when Kurt Cobain O.D.'d, and something very much like that, when River Phoenix checked out.
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:45 PM
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3. Good one, Katie!
I hardly ever even check into that AM drivel, (I prefer Washington Journal,) but I did happen to catch that.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:04 PM
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19. I prefer Washington Journal also,
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 04:06 PM by 0007
and have never seen or saw this gal named Katie. But if she scolded the motor mouth and the freeper's idol, good for her.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:47 PM
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4. Katie was a cutie on that one. She was rather giddy.
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 02:48 PM by oasis
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CPschem Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:50 PM
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5. Katie was cracking up
the entire time Al Franken was sticking it to O'Reilly.. she could barely contain herself. Leno's a douchebag, but last night's show was good times.
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:51 PM
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6. I wonder if Rush had to pay for two seats...
on for each cheek.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:35 PM
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10. Leno said he was an "independent" last night as he intro'd Franken's
book...said he read from "both sides" and said that "even if you aren't a liberal person" the book is good. I wonder if he intros conservatives that way (Even if you are a conservative.....")

Leno an "independent"????

He was OK with Franken....but he had to spoil the mood by announcing that the odious Dennis Miller will be on tonight (Tues) with his "political" insights...(Leno apparently treasures his "political insights.")
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skypilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:47 PM
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13. Dennis Miller, AGAIN ?!?!
*
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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:38 PM
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11. I'm misunderstanding Katie's response
it sounds like Rush's drug addiction was no big deal, that's what got me mad, I was outta line for calling Katie names
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VermontDem2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:57 PM
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17. Drug Addiction is no laughing matter
if you ask me, addiction is a very serious thing and it is not easy to recover from the grip.
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Fixated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:12 PM
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20. .....
I can't speak for others, but it's not the drugs that piss me off, it's his hypocrisy.
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:21 PM
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24. You're right, it's the hypocrisy is that's serious......
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 08:22 PM by RummyTheDummy
The drugs are the laugh out loud funny part.
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:49 PM
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15. If she had said that on her show then it would have been out of line
On Leno - as a guest - go for it.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:08 PM
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21. LIMBOsevic Has Been Slamming Katie for Years
More power to her!
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MurrayDelph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:31 PM
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22. It's all perspective
One person's Schadenfreude is another's poetic justice.
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FredScuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:49 PM
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23. turnabout is not only fair...
it's absolutely goddamned deserved.

Good one, Katie
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