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geebensis Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:56 PM
Original message
Limbaugh admits it
Just heard him with my own ears. Addicted for 5 years, went through rehab twice...

He's going to rehab for the next 30 days

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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:58 PM
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1. On Drudge Report now... also, here's a link to Official Statement
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 02:12 PM by VolcanoJen
www.drudgereport.com

LIMBAUGH: I AM ADDICTED TO PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION... 'WILL ENTER 30-DAY TREATMENT CENTER'... 'I TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PROBLEM'... 'I WANT TO ASK FOR YOUR PRAYERS'... I'LL BE BACK.

Rush Limbaugh Official Statement
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031010/laf041_1.html

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rush Limbaugh today issued the following statement on his radio program:
"You know I have always tried to be honest with you and open about my life. So I need to tell you today that part of what you have heard and read is correct. I am addicted to prescription pain medication.


MORE AT LINK ABOVE.


Here's the current discussion about this topic in GD:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:59 PM
Response to Reply #1
7. I hope he gets the help he needs.
Regardless how you feel about the schmuck, addiction is a b*tch.
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liberalnurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:05 PM
Response to Reply #7
26. It just ain't going to happen.....
if he continues with his abusive, lying talk show. He can go to rehab every other month but it ain't going to get him sober if he does not change his behavior.

He can't do it...He continued to use even after he lost his hearing! He just does not have consequences which would motivate him enough. He has so many secondary gains from his show...it feeds his snake/disease.

Mark my words folks.....he'll tinker with the methadone and be right back at it.....then his wife will leave him if she has any sense and a good liberal divorce lawyer....

I'm enjoying this...... :)
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:12 PM
Response to Reply #26
43. He sounds really messed up! He always sounds like that
to an extent, but today it's really bad.

REALLY bad.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #26
47. If he has been through rehab twice and he still can't get honest...
I fear you are right.

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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #47
120. Rush Limbaugh, Robert Downey Jr. and Courtney Love walk into a bar...
Geez, I bet they make him give up those cigars!
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #26
73. Freepers are doing DU-like (as they say) group hugs over the issue
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fromthehip Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:01 PM
Response to Reply #73
104. Hopefully he'll be fine.
I find those cheering the drug addiction of another to be sick, vindictive, petty little people. You are shameless asses to be rejoicing. Rush will probably end up being fine. I hope he that he is back on the air soon, just to spite the assholes who call themselves Democrats who are giddy over his situation. You make me sick. Compassionate? No, you people thrilled over this don't deserve to be called Democrats. You are acting more like Stalinists, seeking to stifle others speech and rejoicing at rivals misfortune. You make me ashamed to be a Democrat.

NOTE WELL: Above only intended for those happy about Rush Limbaugh's illness/drug addiction.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:10 PM
Response to Reply #104
107. It's more than just "Rejoicing Over his Drug Use"
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 03:11 PM by LynneSin
And I'm a proud 'shameless ass' that is doing so.

Rush for decades has been hyping the hypocrisy about how drug legalization, especially for non-addictive drugs like marijuana, would only lead to the demoralization of our country.

Normally my heart goes out for anyone fighting a drug addiction. But Robert Downey Jr, Charlie Sheen and the countless other hollywood names who have noted run-ins with severe drug abuse did not spend hours on end on the radio preaching about the HORRORS of drug abuse and how anyone who uses is the scum of the earth WHILE they were strung out on the drugs of choice

This is no different then Mr Moral's himself Bill Bennett preaching family values while losing over $6million at the casinos.

Rush Limbaugh is a hypocrite and deserves every rejoicing comment posted here in this thread. I too pray that he can get clean from this highly addictive drug he is using, but I also pray that he learns what a hypocritical, racist, sexist bastard he is and uses his radio time to do good instead of creating hate!

Get off your high horses, your post is typical of something Rush Limbaugh would say.
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:34 PM
Response to Reply #107
118. Excellent post!!!
Hip shooters are a strange breed.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #107
156. 2 Tickets to Amsterdam
I volunteer to buy them.

And don't forget those twelve steps, especially when you have to make ammends to all those you wronged while under the influence!
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morebunk Donating Member (202 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:34 PM
Response to Reply #107
227. He's not just a hypocrite. If the investigation bears out
he's a criminal and should spend some time in jail. But he won't. They deal has already been struck.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:22 PM
Response to Reply #104
114. you made it to 26 posts?
nice job flying under the radar.

buh-bye
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fromthehip Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #114
149. huh
what's that mean?
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:12 PM
Response to Reply #149
192. It means take a hike, voluntarily or otherwise.
Get it, now?
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fromthehip Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:25 PM
Response to Reply #192
206. Wow.
I find such visceral hatred to be strange. I hate nobody, I may hate the message, but never the individual.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:26 PM
Response to Reply #206
219. So you don't hate Hitler or Osama bin Laden?
Gee what a saint you are! How could I have ever argued with such a holy individual! :D
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:41 PM
Response to Reply #104
122. Funny, when it's a wealthy white addict, it's an "illness."
When it's a poor minority, it's a crime.

Seems like your post came from the ass, "fromthehip."
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #122
150. I wonder what my Congressman has to say about it?
Mark Souder will probably say that it is a sickness and that he needs everyones prayers.

But if it was someone of "no consequence" then he would say they should be incarcerated.
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fromthehip Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #122
162. I never claimed...
I have never said that drug use is anything but an illness. Obviously it must be, and to those who impugn my Democratic credentials, I can point to three family members who currently, or in the past, have held elected office as Democrats. So piss off. I, unlike many others here do not take pleasure in the pain of others. I disagree vehemently with Rush, but I have never wished him ill, nor rejoiced at his illness. Where have the true Democrats gone, have we turned into a vindictive party? By the way, only to senior staff will I reveal the names of my relatives who hold office. However, I can tell you that one is Chief Judge of a circuit in Illinois, another is deceased Chief Judge and was a legislator in another area of Illinois, and that one is a city councilman in Ohio.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:10 PM
Response to Reply #162
191. Who cares who your relatives are? "Only to senior staff will you reveal
the names of my relatives..." Are you on drugs? Get over yourself and your self-righteousness. Rush has nearly destroyed our country with his visciouness, He deserves every bit of what he mught get on this board.
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fromthehip Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:23 PM
Response to Reply #191
205. If you think that one raving conservative
named Rush Limbaugh can ruin the United States, you've got issues. His listenership is probably less than five million daily. There is no way.
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 04:02 AM
Response to Reply #205
238. Closer to 20 million...
...eom
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:14 PM
Response to Reply #162
193. Is that spin supposed to impress somebody here?
:eyes:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:20 PM
Response to Reply #162
196. My 5th cousin is George W. Bush himself, does that give me the right....
to be indignant?

Rush spent 20 years creating hate and division. I have barely spoken to my brother (the one who figured out our connection to the Bush family through my Walker relatives) in over the past decade because my brother and his wife are diehard Rush fans who believe the crap that comes out of his mouth.

Rush spews HATE - whether it's sexism, racism, nationalism or just another opportunity to blame Clinton for whatever ails him it all sums up to one thing - HATE!!!

I hope Rush doesn't think 30 days in rehab is going to cure him of whatever ails him. He is addictive to a highly potent opiate drug that can be more powerful that heroin. Addicts can get themselves clean but they need therapy and ongoing support through a counsellor and NA/AA in order to keep clean. Maybe under the guise of an opiate haze he actually was able to spew the hate that he had on his show everyday. I'm hoping that he'll come to terms with the damage that he has done.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:25 PM
Response to Reply #196
218. You make a good point, one that I had considered too. The hate
and the drugs are related. That's probably why his employer didn't fire him after he relapsed after the first and second rehab incidents--Rush was addicted to the narcotics, the narcotics produced the hate and paranoia, and the audience became addicted to the hate and paranoia.

His drug addiction actually made money for the EIB network!

Now it may well be that Rush was hateful and managed through the use of the narcotics; that could be true as well, but it doesn't get EIB off of the hook in profiting that way, either.

Think about it. Why on earth would any network allow a guy who relapsed on narcotics TWICE to keep broadcasting to so many people?

$$$$$$
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joeunderdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #218
259. Methinks Rush did protesteth too much.
Edited on Sat Oct-11-03 02:31 PM by joeunderdog
No stretch to believe that Rush was extremely angry--frightened, perhaps--at the loss of control he felt over his addiction. He did a marvelous job of externalizing the problem and devaluing others with the same burden. Didn't get him off drugs, though.


Now, he's probably moving to the "dry drunk" phase where he will say alot of the right things, minimalize his responsibility, never really embrace the concepts of true sobriety, but will stay angry and blaming. What will be harder for Rush about coming truly clean and sober is that getting past that blame-and-anger mentality will mean shameless acceptance, poor ratings and, ultimately, rejecting the very persona that has made him so attractive to so many.

How sad.

Sort of reminds me of David Brock's plight in letting go of his anger, leaving the right wing behind and coming out of the closet. (Book: Blinded by the Right)
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Tuttle Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:46 PM
Response to Reply #104
124. I'm happy and rejoicing over his hypocrisy!!!!
Where does that leave me (like I'm so worried about about what a troll thinks of me!)

Tut-tut
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:15 PM
Response to Reply #124
194. that leaves you with us smart asses!
Then again we are the party of the donkey - welcome to our team!!!

:dem:
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:50 PM
Response to Reply #104
125. Ding dong the witch is dead the witch is dead the witch is dead!


YESSSSS!!!!!
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indigo11153 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #125
152. Oh ! this was my first reaction as well. I'm dance the munchkin jig
Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Witch is dead. Rush's gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Witch is dead!


morally, ethic'lly

Spiritually, physically

Positively, absolutely

Undeniably and reliably Dead!


This is a day of Independence For all the Munchkins and their descendants!
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:31 PM
Response to Reply #152
208. Yeah!
It's not because he's addicted I'm dancing on his grave.

It's cause he's a big, fat hypocrite Nazi windbag demagogue!

Yeah!
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Danmack Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:20 PM
Response to Reply #208
216. AAAAAAA FFFFFFF'n Men (nt)
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:05 PM
Response to Reply #104
134. Oh, so now you Repugs are calling it an "illness." My, my
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 04:08 PM by caledesi
how we have progressed. Seems only yesterday you were calling Clinton a cokehead etc. The point is not the "drug taking." It's the hypocrisy. How long has Rush spewed the worst hatred and bigotry all the while talking about morals.

He is STILL not being honest. Read his statement. "prescription drugs?" <like he was Elvis or something & had 20 docs giving him pain killers>. Don't lie again Rush, NO doc was writing prescriptions, you were getting them on the black market. That's a crime you know? And remember, "when you do drugs, you help terrorists." I think he should be reported to Asscroft!

edit: typos
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 08:24 PM
Response to Reply #134
222. Mike Malloy read your post on his show
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 09:38 AM
Response to Reply #222
249. Fuzz? OMG! Are you talking about me? I missed it!
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:18 PM
Response to Reply #249
257. Yes! Get the archived show here.

http://www.whiterosesociety.org /

The whole show was great! Near the end he read a freeper post I sent him too. Hilarious stuff.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:42 PM
Response to Reply #104
155. It's the hipocracy stupid!
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #104
158. And Rush was happy about Clinton's
smoke-but-did-not-inhale remarks.

NO MERCY!!!!!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:45 PM
Response to Reply #104
161. You obviously have no clue.
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 04:46 PM by Old and In the Way
Democrats have always been sympathetic to people who have drug related problems. We don't treat them as criminals. Rush has made huge bucks ($24MM a year?) to spread lies and divisiveness.

When are you people going to understand that he declared war against us and has been a big proponent of incarceration for people with less problems than he has?

What you refuse to accept is the truth....he was lying to you and the dittoheads that listen. He was doing exactly the same thing that he was telling his audience was so bad in others.

He deserves to reap what he has demanded of others on his show...jail time. He's a high paid, truth twisting , junkie lowlife.

His pain is that pinprick of a conscience that he has dull by consuming mass quantities of narcotics.

Like all the righteous, moralistic blowhards on the Right, he is a money making hypocrite...period.

We're shameless? Bite me.
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:01 PM
Response to Reply #104
185. The issue is Limbaugh's HYPOCRICY! Get a grip.
Do you think it's just fine for that creep to lambast drug addicts, even saying they should be deported, while he is in the same boat? After all this scumbag is the most widely listened to radio personality in the country. Bottom line, are you saying that he can demonize people engagaing in the same illegal behavior as he and get off scott free, while they are sent to jail? If so here's a big :thumbsdown:
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Barad Simith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:39 PM
Response to Reply #104
198. I am very happy about it.
I have absolutely no compassion for the man. This is Christmas morning, an Oreo milkshake and a drug-induced orgasm, all rolled into one.

Carville once said, "When your enemy is drowning, throw him a brick."

Limbaugh deserves this. He brought it on himself, and he's a vile hypocrite. Besides, the freepers have spent the past week accusing us of viciously inventing these allegations.

Thank you Jaysus.
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:49 PM
Response to Reply #104
210. welcome to DU, Now shush
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 06:56 PM by Cheswick
Rush Limbaugh would sell his grandmother for a radio rating point. No one here is rejoicing but if they were he would deserve it. Karma is a bitch.

The man has no one but himself to blame. He most likely won't be fine because he doesn't have the character to beat this. He is a lying scumbag with a huge unearned ego and a ridiculous sense of entitlement. Damn right I want to shut him up. He is poison to Anerica and Americans. It's just that his listeners are too fucking stupid to realize it. Oh well, what can you expect from a republican?
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:15 PM
Response to Reply #210
224. Like hell we're not rejoicing
The entire left has been waiting for this prick to fuck up in a way even he can't get out of. That day has happened.

Hopefully he will soon be gone and we can begin to repair the damage he caused.
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Barad Simith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #210
234. "No one here is rejoicing"?
My hardon still hasn't gone away, ten hours later. Rejoicin' am I.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 11:57 PM
Response to Reply #104
233. Listen I would happily piss on pig boys grave. This unconscionable shit
does not deserve sympathy or understanding he deserves every fucking ounce of derision & contempt that any true Democrat would naturally feel towards such a vile shit of a human-being.

Save your holier than thou lecture for someone worth while for fuck-sakes.
The man is strait out Scum of the worst kind.

So feel ashamed if you must.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:13 PM
Response to Reply #73
108. I love Matchett-PI's comments toward the beginning of that thread...
"There's no truth whatsoever to these allegations"..."I've known Rush for years", etc, etc, bs, bs...
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:37 AM
Response to Reply #73
247. Freepocracy
//Two reasons for the lack of sympathy. First, the vast majority of those in prison on drug charges took the drugs to get high, not because they had a pain problem. Second, most of them have robbed or mugged or hurt other people in their quest to get high.//

So at which link in the chain is theft not involved ? Pharmacuticals are subject to strict accounting ya knucklehead

//Hopefully Rush will see his way through this and Americans can re-evaluate the Drug War. Is Rush any different than a crack head on the Lower East Side or a junkie in Hell's Kitchen?
Since this story broke a week ago, I have been vilified for just suggesting that Rush might have a drug problem, that he might have bought narcotics illegally, that his hearing loss might have been caused by drug abuse, and that his stance in support of the War on Drugs might be hypocritical.
For saying that, posters here have called me a drug addict, a drunk, a liar, and a Democrat.
I wonder if they'll show up to apologize for slandering me now that they have been proven wrong?
Good luck, Rush, and get well soon.//

Use the Force, Luke!

----------
scramblin Freeps not on drugs:

Unfortunately, I agree this reminds me of the Bennet threads. Bennet laost his moral authority, and has not been taken seriously since. I fear this will also be true with Rush. I don't think Sean Hannity -- our best relief pitcher -- is up to replacing Rush. I think the biggest talent might be Laura Ingrahm, but she's probably not ready for national roll-out, either.
ANY junkie takes it to get high. You think Rush took 100 pills a day because he was in pain. Maybe at first. But once the drug takes over, it takes over, it becomes an end in itself, the end all be all.
My brother died at the age of 48 after long, long battles with addiction. I saw it first hand. You just don't know how awful a road Rush is on. Truly awful.
As for robbing and mugging. Right. A junkie will do ANYTHING, absolutely ANYTHING to get the drug. It's their Categorical Imperative, their Unbreakable law. //

//Rush is just LUCKY. He's already got the money to buy his drugs, loads of it. But he isn't any different at bottom from any other junkie. He is no longer in control of his life. He lives for a highly addictive drug. He can say that he wants to get off, but believe me it's a long road. Most junkies that I have known through the ugly journey of my dear brother -- who was a great guy, in his own right -- have to hit utter rock bottom before they turn their lives around. And many never do, it's an endless spiral into darkness.
the only difference between RUsh and the rest is his dough and his celebrity.
I hate to say this. the man has been through detox twice. he's lost his hearing. he will probably loss his show and his celebrity will be repalced by noteriety. He may end up in prison.
But you know what? that may not be enough.
You should have more and deeper sympathy for the down trodden who lack anything like Rush's resources. Many of them fight the good fight against this sort of thing a lose. Some survive. But it is truly horrible. Truly.
Have you ever seen the movie Requium for a Dream. It tells the honest story about what addiction is like.//

//His surgery pain is not an excuse, and if Rush meant it when he said he is not a victim
He says he's not a victim but uses the back surgery excuse at the same time? RB, if you are in recovery, you can smell that...
And he does not sound good on the radio today at all. He's wavering in and out of a buzz.
These are facts. Rush has verified some substance in the accuser's story.
Too bad.
Too human.
This is serious injury to conservative media credibility.//


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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:38 PM
Response to Reply #26
81. Wonder if stuff like this is the reason he's on his third marriage?
I agree - the bile he puts out, from the mindset he occupies, probably will doom him to failure. His ego will probably not allow him to submit the way you have to when you REALLY admit and face the fact that you have a serious problem.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:47 PM
Response to Reply #26
91. How many times has Rush been married?
*
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #91
145. Count them 1-2-3...like most Repugs
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 04:33 PM by caledesi
Quotable Rush:

On Kurt Cobain: "Kurt Cobain was, ladies and gentleman, was a worthless shred of human debris."

Such a nice, kind, compassionate man.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:04 PM
Response to Reply #145
188. Thanks for the information
I heard that it was five.
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TeeYiYi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:54 PM
Response to Reply #26
129. Exactly right liberalnurse . . .
. . . if losing his hearing wasn't enough to get him to stop, he hasn't hit bottom yet. And won't until the consequences effect his pocketbook.

TYY
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:36 PM
Response to Reply #26
147. It's easy to take responsibility...
if it is just words

But to have the will power that he claims to have he has failed.
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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 10:32 AM
Response to Reply #26
252. I hope she cleans his ass out to the tune of over a million bucks.
He deserves it.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 05:03 PM
Response to Reply #26
262. He belongs in a prison work-camp, not rehab...
...not all drug users. Just pro-drug war drug ABUSERS like this lying hypocrite.

He deserves to be in prison- he deserves to have his teeth kicked down his throat by a former crack-head cell mate with a life sentence.

I am only advocating for Rush the same "solution" that he has basically advocated for others for years and years...
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #7
49. I.m not sorry
how many lies did he sprew while being high???

How many lives did he effect...these ditto heads took him as god....they believed every damn word he said....

I hope he falls and never gets back on the band wagon..about how high and mighty he is and the pig party he defends
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:53 PM
Response to Reply #49
96. Agreed
his drug induced rantings helped get us where we are today. Thousands may still be alive if that junkie hadn't been given a mike.
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EFF BrandyWine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:41 PM
Response to Reply #7
199. FlashHarry, I agree with you.
This man inspires a great deal of hatred and it's pretty much justified, but I hope he is able to overcome his addiction.

Having been addicted by doctor's cross medicating many years ago, I know what awaits him. It takes courage to admit the problem and stiff resolve to get healthy. It remains to be seen if he's got the guts to make it.

I wouldn't wish addiction on my worst enemy and I wish him luck.
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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #1
13. I pray your rehab is excrutiatingly painful...
and unsuccessful.

Rush was bitching about the high taxes he pays. Hey, better the government get that money than drug kingpins who fund terror.

Freepers head spin: But Rush sounded lucid.

Only to a freeper.
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #13
27. The tax cuts to the rich
eliminated funds for the very successful drug treatment program here in PA. If Rush wants to take responsibility and redeem himself, let him put some of his millions into treatment for the poor that is no longer available. He's lucky he's not facing jail like a poor oxy-dependent addict would be.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #27
55. Listen guys, betcha a dollar, he is only going to detox
on advice of his lawyers. That is what any jail house defense attorney worth his salt would tell you to do. It is supposed to show the judge that he has surrendered to his addiction and admitted his problem, it is supposed to be beneficial to the perp in the sentencing.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:23 PM
Response to Reply #55
62. Yep. See Khephra's Post #2.
Spot on, you two!

:-)
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:43 PM
Response to Reply #55
157. LNP...oh, definitely on the advice of Roy Black (his lawyer) n/t
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:41 PM
Response to Reply #13
154. Excrutiating painful??? Is that possible??
What is the likelihood of him being revered as a god by the treatment center?
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kayell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:21 AM
Response to Reply #154
244. Not very high
at least from his fellow addicts. Nobody can get into heavy duty truth telling like an addict in recovery.
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Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #1
31. Black Market illicit Drugs NOT Prescription pain medication
What can we say? We know Rush and his lying ways. LIAR
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freesqueeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #31
142. Agreed No Script then they're illegal
Can't even make a statement of contrition without throwing in a whopper.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #142
165. Yep, just like Jeb's daughter
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:44 PM
Response to Reply #1
87. Ah yes, the Freepers will now
have loads of "compassion" for drug addicts..well, Jeff Christy anyway, who did the "nobel" thing by admitting his addiction (well after the reality of it was established) Just as they now embrace extra martial affairs and sexual battery. I predict hypocrasy at a level never seen before!
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Drifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:36 PM
Response to Reply #1
121. Open and Honest ...
yet he has been hiding and lying for 5 years.

Cheers
Drifter
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donotpassgo Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #121
146. he wasn't lying or hiding because nobody asked him about it...
parse parse parse
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #121
164. Until he got caught & knew he was nailed. Suddenly, he's honest.
except for the 5 years of lying when he was getting away with it.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #121
168. Busted is more like it.
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rhino91063 Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #1
159. I think these are the statements to be posting
"By legalizing drugs, all you're going to do is define further
deviancy downward. We have a duty to pass on values to our
descendants, values that will maintain the standards of behavior and
ensure the survivability of the American way of life. And drugs are
no different. You end up destroying more than yourself."
-- Rush Limbaugh Playboy interview, December 1993

"The problem with legalising drugs is it's another abbhorrent example
of human behavior that we've suddenly decided hey we can't handle it,
we've given up.

We're going to let you destroy your life. We're going to make it easy
and then all of us who accept the responsibilities of life and don't
destroy our lives on drugs, we'll pay for whatever messes you get
into."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec. 9, 1993

"I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at all this abhorrent
behavior and say people are going to do drugs anyway let's legalize
it. It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea and those who are for it are
purely 100 percent selfish."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec 9, 1993

"If(Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders) wants to legalize drugs, send the
people who want to do drugs to London and Zurich, and let's be rid of
them.
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec 9, 1993

"There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys
individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug
use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws
against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs.
And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in
societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if
people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused
and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.

"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with
drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many
whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to
this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because
we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer
is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict
them and send them up the river, too."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Oct. 5, 1995
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kclown Donating Member (459 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:35 AM
Response to Reply #159
246. Sponsors were already disappearing
Bose Wave Radio and David Oreck must be very sad.  In recent
months there has been an explosion of ads for "pain
pills".  Quite a coincidence.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
2. That must mean the cops have him by the short hairs
He wouldn't admit it if there wasn't hard evidence out there somewhere.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:01 PM
Response to Reply #2
15. That's exactly right, khephra.
Good catch.
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #15
21. Kef is so smart
:hi:

:loveya: Kef!!
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #21
32. Hey to you both!
:hi:
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #2
29. And there will be plea bargain where rehab....
is all that is required of him and asscrofts directive on clamping down on pleas will be waived because it was never meant to be applicable to white repugs. :eyes:
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webtrainer Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:09 PM
Response to Reply #29
106. Meanwhile, Tommy Chong . . .
is currently IN JAIL for selling glass bongs. "What irks some observers is that the law used to convict him is not only obscure but has not been enforced at least in California for as long as anyone can remember."


http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/lifestyle/...
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #2
39. *ding*


This late Friday show revelation also means that he no longer has any credibility on a whole host of issues. Well, not that he did before.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:00 PM
Response to Reply #39
103. Ahh, that's right. It's Friday.
This will get buried for the long weekend and then POOF...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:46 PM
Response to Reply #103
163. So why didn't he come straight out at the beginning of the show?
Gee, I wonder why.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:44 PM
Response to Reply #2
160. Short hairs not painful enough!!!!!!!
Try pulling your nose hairs and see how fast your eyes start watering.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:47 PM
Response to Reply #2
166. Yep, thanks to John Ashcroft
there could be mandatory jail time for this first-time offense.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:28 PM
Response to Reply #2
207. Yup. Signing into a rehab is obviously his lawyer's advice ...
... not his doctor's advice. Publicly announcing it is also his lawyer's advice -- it's called damage control. Rush is a undoubtedly felony abuser. If he were black and poor, he'd be looking at 10 years.

Rush is going for his third strike. There's no way no how that 30 days in rehab will be enough. Six months would be marginal for a drug as addictive as oxycontin and an addiction that's gone on as long as 5 years or more. Rush is a hard-core addict. What few brain cells he has are turned to the "dark side" and he'll need far more personal discipline than he's ever com close to demonstaring.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:01 PM
Response to Reply #207
211. Yup. Rush is staring into that abyss right now.
And the cold, dark gaping maw of soullessness that is his abyss is staring right back at him.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:03 PM
Response to Reply #2
212. I've been saying he's been on the lam for the last 8-9 days...
hiding out in NYC hoping his lawyer could get them to drop charges. Now he's going to hideout in rehab for a short 30 days and hope that-will-be-that.

I don't think anyone should be able to write their own sentance for breaking laws that, if almost anyone else broke, would have landed then in state prison for 30 yrs. mandatory minimum.
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Demobrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
3. Awww, poor baby deserves our compassion.
NOT
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ender Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
4. oh, thats gonna be ugly.
oh my... ugly ugly ugly....

poor guy.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:58 PM
Response to Original message
5. that explains his wing-nut ranting
is he using it as an excuse? is he a victim?

according to his own gasbag, if he's a drug addict then he should be in jail with NO REHAB
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 10:16 AM
Response to Reply #5
250. I always wonder why someone rants and raves about a particular issue
against ALL OTHERS BUT THEMSELF all the time.

It's usually that's because that's the very thing THEY are doing themselves.

Billy "Dice" Bennett
Jim "Boy Toy" Bakker
Rush "dittohead/pothead" Pig Boy
BunkerBoy and his wifey pickles
Annthrax Coulter
James Dobson
Pat(ty) Robertson

The list is endless.
Almost all repukes in general.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 01:59 PM
Response to Original message
6. Well, at least he admits it.
That's no small feat for the party of denial.

Now if only he'd look into WHY he abuses. It's hard to spend your life convincing people that lies are truths and good is bad and not have it affect your brain.
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:06 PM
Response to Reply #6
28. Right
He needed some kind of balm to ease the flow of lies and hypocrisy. I give him no credit for admitting it though. During Monica Rush said "he only admits/apologizes now because he has to." Same goes with Rush. He's following the advice of a PR firm but he would be more than happy to deny if he could.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #28
33. It was also impossible to deny at this point. It's everywhere.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #6
52. What choice does he have but to admit it? He's hosed!
The only option for him was to come off as a victim/hero and tell all of his adoring, ignorant fans that he is heading straight to rehab. He also used the excuse of disk surgery or some darn thing; there are plenty of people who have had disk surgery who don't wind up committing crimes to get drugs.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #52
100. Exactly
And this guy plays a lot of golf. I don't know how someone with 2 herniated discs in his neck can swing a golf club, much less play it consistently, even with "pain medication."
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True_Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:53 PM
Response to Reply #52
229. Rush : "I am not making any excuses,"
and then blames back surgery and back pain for his addiction.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
8. Yeah, Pigboy goes to rehab. Everyone else goes to jail.
"with liberty and justice for all."
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placton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:07 PM
Response to Reply #8
30. No, not EVERYBODY goes to jail -
just:
People with black hair
poor people
people not named Bush
wingers
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smallprint Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
9. He should go to jail
He did the crime, he should do the time.

(Not likely, but wouldn't that be sweet?)
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #9
18. no kidding, he was buying LARGE quantities
this wasn't just 20 pills he took, he was getting TONS of this stuff

throw away the frikkin key!
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
10. And all that ranting and raving about locking up drug addicts
and throwing away the keys,well I really didn't mean it.
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Zero Gravitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
11. Ditto-heads
Will the ditto-heads desert him now that they realize they have been blindly following the drug-induced ravings of an addict, the sort of person they have been told to hate and despise and that belongs in prison?

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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:02 PM
Response to Reply #11
19. Five years of drug induced rants.
You lurking dittoheads were believing the lies of a junkie.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #19
23. No kidding! And, well, I guess that explains a lot of his hysteria.
:-)

Let's see if the media spins this as "Poor Rush, he's in our prayers," or "Rush: Crazed Drug-Addicted Lunatic Rants Uncontrollably Under the Influence For Five Solid Years."
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:08 PM
Response to Reply #19
35. He became an addict during the Clinton years --- must be Bill's fault
Now, why didn't I figure that out more quickly?
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #35
41. You're correct. It must be Clinton's fault.
He saw the Clinton could lie about a blow job, so he figured it was OK for him to abuse fraudulently obtained prescription drugs.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:56 PM
Response to Reply #35
101. Bill's mighty penis strikes again!
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #35
119. ya know it happened around the time of impeachment
it must have been Clinton's all powerful penis that made him an addict!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #35
167. You mean Clinton was too much for the windbag?
Then we need Clinton and his wife to do more in public!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Eddie Current Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #11
77. ditto-head logic
I made a lame joke today in front of a couple of co-workers, something like "I'm rushing like Rush on oxycontin." And I could tell the winger guy got pissed.

I get the feeling not having to recant (or admit you're wrong) until you absolutely have no choice is the way it is now days.
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:40 PM
Response to Reply #11
83. rush
Once a dittohead, always a dittohead. They can't change. It isn't in their nature. A dittohead has a HUGE cavity in his or her skull and the fierce wind there keeps them from thinking. Rush will not go to jail. He is far too valuable to the Bushies.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #11
94. No.
I've watched my brother and mother make allowances for these people while condemning others for the same conduct.

*shakes head*

Unbelievable.

I think that religious fundamentalism plays a large role in all this because it decreases a person's ability to think critically.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #11
169. Oh no, they are praying for him! The Ditto Cult!
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bushisanidiot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:00 PM
Response to Original message
12. Good Riddance to BOIL ASS!!! Hope He Get's Thrown In Jail
funny how boil ass and governor groper are all pure angels up until they get caught.. only THEN are they sorry.

hypocrits!!!!!!!!!
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:01 PM
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14. I Will Never Cut Him Any Slack
Hi All,

For years Rush Limbaugh has inflicted his brand of hate and venom.

He has corrupted the minds of untold millions.

He has mocked our democracy and political process.

He has demonized and denigrated whole groups of Americans.

He has profited from the suffering of others.

He has squandered the public trust.

Is this man worthy of our sympathy?

I think not!

Feed him to the lions!
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ProgressiveOne Donating Member (110 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:28 PM
Response to Reply #14
71. You've never known an addict, have you?
I sure don't like the man, but I woudn't wish the hell of detox on anyone, though apparently you would. He needs help for an addiction - you need some help with your anger management. Seek it out soon.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #71
97. Fine, I hope he gets better.
But I still want him off the airwaves and I want his fans to admit he's a hypocrite and spews oxycontin-induced hatred.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:55 PM
Response to Reply #71
178. Oh bite me. I feel better now.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:02 PM
Response to Reply #71
186. I've known addicts.............
ones without a pot to piss in who've felt the full affect of Rush's "compassion" and his vision of our US criminal system.

You want me to feel bad for a $24mm/year junkie? Someone who has propped up the corrupt politics of the Republican Party? Someone who has provided cover for his political benfactors while destroying the reputations of good, honest Americans?

You "ProgressiveOne" have a lot of nerve to make your "holier than thou" post here. If you cared at all about progressive issues, you'd understand that this man has done more damage to Progressive, enlightened politics than any other person in this country.

Yeah, I want this blowhard to get clean....in prison where he so rightfully belongs. See my compassion?

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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:07 PM
Response to Reply #71
213. I know all about drug addicts....... please wish the hell of detox on them
it is the only way out. It should be hell and that hell might be the only thing that saves them. Or you could just wait and mourn when they die, which they will.
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Eddie Current Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:52 PM
Response to Reply #14
95. I don't feel a whole lot of pity either
the man is one of the people directly responsible for the destruction of constructive political discourse in this country.

he is at the forefront of the people responsible for creating the right wing hate machine that now lurks among us. spawned worse with the likes of the Savage weiner. spewing hate and intolerance 5 days a week.

and now we're supposed to feel sorry for the brownshirt f#%$. well boo-hoo-hoo. I hope he ends up in prison being made to squeal like the pig he is.

I hope Coulter or Savage go down ugly next...

Go down ugly. I like it...
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:01 PM
Response to Original message
16. Careful Wording
He says "I'm addicted to prescription pain medication". Problem is he has no prescription. What does that make him?
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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:04 PM
Response to Reply #16
22. That would make him an illegal drug user.
The powerful narcotics he took were legal only with a triple signed prescription.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:16 PM
Response to Reply #22
54. Yes, he is an illegal drug user, because he obtained them illegally.
That's about it.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #54
173. Do rich white men go to jail for obtaining illegal drugs?
No, I thought not.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #173
215. He probably won't go to jail. But his career is over.
If he does get clean, he won't rant and rave to the extent that he did before, and that's what his audience loved. He gave them regular doses of hate and paranoia.

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:51 PM
Response to Reply #16
170. So would the law technically charge him a separate count
for each incident?

Of course it won't be would. It should be but it won't be.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:51 PM
Response to Reply #16
171. A druggie doing illegal drugs and helping the terrorists.
You remember that sick commercial? "If you do drugs, you are helping the terrorists." Where is John Asscroft?
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:02 PM
Response to Original message
17. One thing I will say about this reprehensible creep is that
although I cannot stand him I do wish him well. My mother and other some other relatives have had painkiller addictions and it all but destroyed their lives, families and nearly cost them everything. I wish this on nobody. As much as I loathe Rush, I hope he ends up ok in the end. Believe me, I still gloat a little over his ESPN mishap and it wouldn't hurt my feelings to see him do jail time were he to be found guilty, but I cannot in good conscience wish the torture of addiction on another human being. Well, it is a stretch calling him human but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. :)
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NoKingGeorge Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:11 PM
Response to Reply #17
40. Not that this is case with your relatives but, same old story...
Some folks do get hooked by starting out for a valid medical reason.

Others have jobs that require low self esteem like whores, rw talking heads, etc.
His self loathing must be incredible.
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dfong63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #17
48. yeah, spare him the torture, but let him still do jail time
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:03 PM
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20. The guy is a multimillionare who shows no compassion for others
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 02:13 PM by w4rma
Not only does he not show compassion for others, but he actively tries to get folks to turn their hate on one another while spreading lies for the folks who pay him.

Many people are dead, or live worse than they should, throughout the world and the United States indirectly because of this man's propaganda.

Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! The disciples were astonished at these words. But again Jesus said to them, Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. (Mark 10:23-25)
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:04 PM
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24. Where's the local prosecutor?
This guy has more drugs than a Walgreens.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:52 PM
Response to Reply #24
174. What good would it do to look for the local prosecutor?
We are talking about Florida where Jeb Bush's daughter got off.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #174
209. Shouldn't a local TV news crew shove a mike in his face on camera?
Good theater makes for good news, American style.

If the local prosecutor is a whore, let the camera show the lipstick and mascara.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:04 PM
Response to Original message
25. Why on earth he felt compelled to do his show these last few days...
... is beyond me. Everyone remotely interested in him (and plenty who are not) is well aware of this, he should have just sought help.
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MaryBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:09 PM
Response to Reply #25
36. So he could put his own spin on this.
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DEM FAN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:13 PM
Response to Reply #25
46. I'M Shocked Shocked Rush Would Have Such a Problem.
:evilgrin:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:18 PM
Response to Reply #25
109. Why he still did his show? Probably cause he still had a stash
Think about it - this thing came out late last week. He probably had about a 5-7 day stash of drugs. But now he's lost his main drug connection and he's been outed as a dopefiend. Probably got tough for him to get quantity of drug to keep him going ESPECIALLY if the cops had the goods on him.

He had to confess - going cold turkey on a major opiate addiction is NOT pleasant.
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:01 PM
Response to Reply #25
202. His ego demands nothing less. If he could figure out how to do
his show IN rehab, he'd probably jump at it. Can't have him off the airwaves for too long, now, can we?

I'm trying VERY hard to feel SOME sympathy for this low-life, out of consideration for some of the posters here who've known people in rehab, or have been there, themselves (and I'm not meeting with much success, I might add). Their views are worthy of respect and honor. Neither of which Rush has earned, I'm afraid. One can only hope that this might humble him a little and teach him a thing or two about compassion and cruelty. But I won't hold my breath...
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drugagainstwar Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:08 PM
Response to Original message
34. Rush Lied about Doctor
Rush is lying! He said his doctor prescribed the medication. That is not true. He illegally got them via the internet and drug suppliers. He was never prescribed the medication. Don't believe him.
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Mandate My Ass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:14 PM
Response to Reply #34
51. Hey there, WELCOME
A Drug Against War
TELEVISION, RELIGION
SOCIAL DESTRUCTION
SEX AND DRUGS
VIOLENT SEDUCTION

CRYSTAL DAWN
ECSTATIC EXPLOSION
PARENTAL ADVICE LEADS TO MENTAL EROSION

STRONGER THAN NEVER EVER BEFORE, KMFDM IS A DRUG AGAINST WAR.


:hi:
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:46 PM
Response to Reply #34
89. Good first post!
Welcome, my fellow KMFDM fan! :hi:

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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #34
176. Wasn't his housekeeper involved too?
nt
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 10:27 AM
Response to Reply #176
251. She'll probably be the only one doing time for being the "pusher/camel"
while he's in multi-millionaire rehab center/resort/spa.

Equal justice under the law my ass.

God bless amerikkka.

and our "wartime" leader (who started the war in the first place on lies to ... oh, why bother yelling into the whirlwind?)
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:10 PM
Response to Original message
37. So, does this mean the Oxycontin caused his hearing loss??
Interesting development... }(
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:18 PM
Response to Reply #37
57. Probably, yes.
If he was addicted to it and other narcotics, and if (as has been discovered by his own doctors) the combinations of these drugs cause hearing loss, then it is reasonable to assume that the drugs were probably to blame.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:54 PM
Response to Reply #57
177. So wouldn't the doctors have known about this addition too?
And be guilty of accessory?
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:47 PM
Response to Reply #177
220. Only if they provided him with scripts or drugs.
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 08:11 PM by janx
I doubt they did, because Rush then wouldn't have had to resort to procuring them via the Denny's parking lot.

Edit: They probably knew or suspected about his addiction, but that wouldn't make them a parties or accomplices to anything.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
38. BREAKING ON CNN NOW!
Oh... my... goodness!

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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:21 PM
Response to Reply #38
112. He's "not a role model"...
"I refuse to let anyone think I am doing something great here, when there are people you never hear about, who face long odds and never resort to such escapes..."

I have back trouble, too. L3-L4 and L5-S1, bad disks. *I* don't eat "Hillbilly Heroin" like Effin' Tic-Tacs...

Goddamm RIGHT I'm saying I'm BETTER than Gush Pfleghmball!
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Liar In Chief Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:11 PM
Response to Original message
42. Wow I am shocked!!
I could have told you he was a druggy. Just listen to him. He has to be on some kind of dope. The party of Morals, Family Values and the RULE of law. HA HA HA
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Wetzelbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #42
76. At least he can hang out with Bill Bennett still
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:12 PM
Response to Original message
44. I was actually just minutes away from posting
a thread where I was going to openly wonder what bad RW news they were going to push out this Friday night in the hopes that people will miss it.

Looks like we've got a winner.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:13 PM
Response to Original message
45. Link to Official Statement
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031010/laf041_1.html

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rush Limbaugh today issued the following statement on his radio program:
"You know I have always tried to be honest with you and open about my life. So I need to tell you today that part of what you have heard and read is correct. I am addicted to prescription pain medication.

MORE AT LINK.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:14 PM
Response to Original message
50. Incoming!
Watch for the influx of freepers to show up anytime soon, telling us what a bunch of hypocritical louts we are for holding Rush personally accountable for his illegal drug habit.

Gonna be a long weekend, mods. I wish you well.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #50
79. Is anybody else listening to this? He's completely TRASHED!
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 02:37 PM by janx
GONE. Tigers and tattoos. Those silly voices he usually does, but times ten, with slurs.

It's crazy that they let him on the air!

He wavers in and out of it. Occasionally, when he's really on a roll, he'll say "what?" to somebody in the studio and then make an attempt to straighten up...but then he goes off again.
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:16 PM
Response to Original message
53. This is YOUR conservative hero, Freeps.
He's a junkie.

No different than that gaunt, nervous street kid you privately pass judgement upon, when he hits you up for spare change.

Yet, you'll hang on every deluded word that oozes from Jeff Christie's mouth...
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treefrogjohn Donating Member (268 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:18 PM
Response to Original message
56. "my name is Rush and I am an addict"
A good 12-step program would do him a world of good. If he is capable of really being honest with himself.
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:26 PM
Response to Reply #56
67. Actually, if he's going to be "honest with himself"...
He needs to slay the monster that is Rush Limbaugh, and accept the man that is "Jeff Christie."

"My name is Jeff..."

(Coming out of the closet might help too.)
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:50 PM
Response to Reply #67
93. Imagine, if you will, the sight of a redeemed Christie, repudiating the RW
Such an event - if it were to ever occur - would be sublimely karmic.

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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:00 PM
Response to Reply #67
183. tee hee hee
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:52 PM
Response to Reply #67
228. Nope-a-dope...
...dollars to donuts he finds Jebus in rehab....
Welcomed back with open arms...
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #228
253. Just thought of somethin! Him and bunkerboy can become a "support group"
and bunkerboy can regail him how he went COLD TURKEY ALL BY HIMSELV AND JEBUS - no stinkin rehab needed!

Problem solved.

At least they each have "drinking buddies" now!

Paging Pickles Bush. Paging Pickles Bush. Your car is waiting!

Maybe he can get Driver's License number 00000000002 to go with georgie's 00000000001!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:29 PM
Response to Reply #56
75. And the integral part of any 12-Step Program is "making amends."
Who will he apologize to first? I nominate Chelsie Clinton.
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searchingforlight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:19 PM
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58. If there is a God
he will be in rehab with a whole ward full of socialists, environmentalists, pro-choicers, his main therapist will be a woman (poor soul) and football will be off limits because it is too violent.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #58
180. Hmmm would that mean that the NFL would never permit
him to be on any NFL connected program because of his drug problem?
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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:20 PM
Response to Original message
59. FreeRepublicans speak out
Which one of us is Liberty?


To: Cinnamon Girl

As a conservative who has known Rush for many years, I will only offer this: Rush does not abuse drugs of any sort and any rumors that he has are simply not true.

I have discussed at length over the past week the rumors and the press story and unfortunately for the Enquirer, Rush will ultimately be very wealthy and a news editor of sorts come 6 mos. from now.

The bottom line is that there is an agenda here, and we are trying to figure out exactly why and what we are dealing with.

182 posted on 10/10/2003 12:43 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all --- (Rush will be vindicated!)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/998556/posts?p...

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To: longtermmemmory

Of course they are scared. Se my previous comments on this issue. I have known Rush for years and we have spoken at length on this over the past week. The allegations are baseless and Rush will be vindicated.

At this point, bear with us and keep the faith!

185 posted on 10/10/2003 12:47 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/998556/posts?pag...

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To: PRND21

Obviously you do not know Rush and misunderstood the show.

Let me slow it down for you.

The charges are false and have no basis or truth.

Please keep your chin up and don't believe everything you hear.

Remember, you are not a mindless ball of mush. Act accordingly!

188 posted on 10/10/2003 12:50 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 154
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/998556/posts?pag...

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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:24 PM
Response to Reply #59
115. So many recovering addicts at FreeRepublic
it is sort of creepy reading through their messages and seeing the number of people who are now waving their hands in the air saying 'I was an addict' as a way to offer hope to Rush supporters that yes, he too can kick the habit.

Addiction is a disease. Why don't all these Freepers help us institute laws that allow us to treat it like a disease?
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:00 PM
Response to Reply #115
182. Maybe that's why they understand his drivel; you have to be stoned.
Yesterday he should have been pulled from the air. It was so blatantly obvious he was trashed. Trolled freeperville to get their "take." NOthing...absolutely nothing.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:05 PM
Response to Reply #115
189. I don't understand how you get clean or sober and then turn into
a freeper. They'd be better off using and drinking IMO
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 10:38 AM
Response to Reply #115
254. Kinda like them saying every single one of us has committed "minor"
"indescretions" like killing someone while driving drunk, when Pickles, bunkerboy, and the heartbreak kid were first planning their coup.
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Tuttle Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #59
137. Busted!
You got me! (just kidding!)

Love your tag line, evil_dewers!

Tut-tut

PS: isn't Liberty the turkey that bit W's dick during the pardon photo-op?
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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:32 PM
Response to Reply #137
144. Thanks.
I actually thought up that haiku today.

Man, I wish I could find that picture of that turkey pecking at Shrub's dick. I lost it when I bought a new computer.
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booksenkatz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #144
151. Voila


Love the haiku!

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Evil_Dewers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:22 PM
Response to Original message
60. More FreeRepublic
To: longtermmemmory

Nice! That's remains to be seen!

However, despite what I have read here tonight, tomorrows show will have one striking revelation.

204 posted on 10/10/2003 1:00 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 184
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/998556/posts?pag...

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To: Fred Mertz

You're great! No consistency in message and simply willing to buy in.

I am not his therapist, but I do think Rush can make his own decisions on the subject.

Are you a listener? Have you ever spoken to the man? I am just curious as to the basis for why you are so adament that you are right. Your belief is that Rush abuses prescription drugs and has purchased them via a housekeeper for the past 10 years.

I am curious. . . Besides the Nat. Enquirer, what are your sources?

210 posted on 10/10/2003 1:06 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 205
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/998556/posts?pag...

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To: Fred Mertz

No gig here. Just a guy who knows the man and I guess has a reason to want to protect him.

Radio is a great thing and talk radio is an even more powerful thing. Rush has touched me personally over the years and to a certain degree taken on a "grandfatherly" quality.

I am just a little curious, would you lay down in the face of false accusations against your family, if someone was attacking with no regard to truth and consequence?

When allegations are proved to be false, what normally happens? People say things like "yes he got off, but is he really innocent?"

The bottom line is that my gig is that the accusation often times in larger than the actual TRUTH. People believe what they want and perception is reality.

Perhaps, I am taking a play out of your party's handbook in saying that if you repeat it enough it must be true. If the left is going to be slanderous, I am going to speak on his defense!

214 posted on 10/10/2003 1:14 AM EDT by Liberty - Constitution for all (Rush will be vindicated!) To 211
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/998556/posts?pag...

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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 04:07 AM
Response to Reply #60
239. "Rush has touched me personally over the years "
This guy is "Touched" alright!

I wonder if he is "speaking on his defense" tonight?

As they said "Rush will be vindicated!", lets throw in a "WMD will be found" and "Things are improving in Iraq" for good measure!
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CarlWoodward Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:22 PM
Response to Original message
61. Prescription?
Interesting that he keeps calling them "prescription pain killers." The thing is, Rush didn't have a prescription. For him, that makes them "illegal drugs," no different than the smack any other junkie would buy on the street.

Such incredible hypocrites.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:24 PM
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63. rush is a JUNKIE and there's no two ways about it, high on illegally-
obtained drugs the WHOLE TIME he was crucifying clinton and making up lies about hillary. he's a complete piece of crap and he needs to be shut down permanently.

someone needs to start a serious campaign contacting his sponsors and reminding them that a junkie was pushing their products using his drug-addled brain to make up LIES and work to DESTROY our country while being paid hundreds of millions to do it.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:25 PM
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64. Well I'm listening to him now and he's TRASHED!
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 02:50 PM by janx
I guess he plans to go out to rehab again "with a bang."

He's absolutely LOOPED.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:43 PM
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86. Sheesh this is like Jerry Springer or something. He has no shame.
But then again that's common knowledge.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:26 PM
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65. junkies are lying-ass mofos..
with all due resect to you DUer's who have gone, or know someone who has gone through the experience of addiction. But if this jagoff claims he has been addicted for 5 years, you can bet it's been a lot longer than that. I too have had friends become addicted (methamphetamine), and can understand the outpouring of sympathy for this scum because of that. But I will bet your friends or family members didn't have a platform to spew their hatred and vitriol on the level that shitheel did. This man (and I use that word in the loosest sense, because I assume he is in possesion of male genitalia) deserves zero (0) sympathy, and that is exactly what he'll get from me and mine. Rot in hell, BIATCH!!
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slaveplanet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:03 AM
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243. JUnkies=Liars
There is no separation, doing the drug IS the lie . It is IMPOSSIBLE to go through day to to day activities without lying to cover your ass. Secretivity is the name of the game, there are others that know your dirty little secret that you have to be honest with on some points, but every junky lies to their dealer, and every dealer lies to the junky....In the shuffle you lie to yourself. It s the nature of the beast, It's a line you cross to reach the dark side. There is no rehab for the lies....OH the Freeps will pray for their glorious leader to get well.

But everytime he opens his mouth , there will be that nefarious creep of doubt....everpresent , inescapable.....Is he really well?
He is saying what I want to hear, isn't he?

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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:26 PM
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66. So it's all a junkie's crazy rant
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 02:31 PM by Snellius
I have no sympathy.

He starts off with a bullshit lie: "You know I have always tried to be honest with you and open about my life. So I need to tell you today that part of what you have heard and read is correct. I am addicted to prescription pain medication"

If he was so honest, why didn't he tell his devoted dittoheads that the whole time he was higher than a kite. The truth is he got busted.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:27 PM
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70. A lot of it is, yes.
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:27 PM
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68. Oh He is on a Downward Path! Freepers have be listening
to a ADDICT who is OUT OF HIS MIND! :bounce:

How does it feel
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:27 PM
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69. The real news, 6 million dittoheads happily followed a 'heroin' addict
Oxycontin is synthetic heroin.

A 6 year drug addict is apparently INDISTINGUISHABLE from the average, sober hate radio personality. Rush has always been a hate radio GOP shill and Democrat attack dog, before and after the addiction.

What does this say about the conservative mindset? IMO, volumes. That is, assuming there aren't many other conservatives addicted to Oxycontin.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:57 PM
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102. Yep, heroin-addled mind forms opinions for millions of unsuspecting...
...believers.
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donotpassgo Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:28 PM
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72. F- - - RUSH!
Read my sig line. F---- him. Compassion and prayers, my ass. HE LIED TO YOU FREEPERS. HE'S BEEN AN ADDICT FOR YEARS AND WOULD NOT HAVE TOLD YOU SHIT IF HE WASN'T OUTED. SEND THE BLACK CRACK DEALER TO JAIL, BUT PRAY FOR HIM? F- YOU!!!!!!!!

Rant over
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Goldmund Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:28 PM
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74. Oh please...
This is in response to all of the "well, you have to give him credit for admitting it" posts.

He admitted it for the same two reasons that Ahnuld admitted his illegal behavior:

1) It was the most politically effective to admit it. This is another typical conservative tactic: the general assumption, as bizarre as it is, is that the political thing would be to hide it, and that by admiting it, he is picking the moral thing over the political. And that's absolute bullshit. It appeals to the conservative crowd aching to show itself as "compassionate", contrary to their savage ideology. As I'm writing this, I'm hearing Bill Press on MSNBC saying "it takes a big man to admit he is wrong". Rush is clearly scoring political points by doing this.

2) Also connected to 1). He is simply cornered, too many people know about his problems, and there is too much proof out there that the problem is real. He simply has only two options -- to admit it and score moral points, or to hide it and be proven wrong. This wasn't a choice but a neessity.
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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:35 PM
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78. 5/ 6 years. About the time he started calling Clinton a "serial liar"
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:37 PM
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80. I read the FReepers call for prayers....
I think I'll save mine for the poor souls who will be in rehab with him. Can you imagine having to be locked up with the Pigboy for 30 days? Cruel and inhuman.

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LuminousX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:22 PM
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113. My Prayer
I believe everyone deserves a second/third/sometimes even a fourth chance. He who is without sin cast the first stone. All that nonsense does mean something to me.

I pray that Rush commits himself to rehabilitation and realizes that it was more than physical pain he was numbing himself to. He was numbing himself to the pain of others. I hope this process drains the hate from him.
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Leftist78 Donating Member (609 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:38 PM
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82. There goes that
"holier than thou" moral shit. I hope the right cannibalizes themselves to death over this one.
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Kool Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:41 PM
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84. Oh, and of course someone had to mention Clinton.
On MSNBC, they just ran a call-in bit from Steve Malzberg, a host on WABC radio in NYC, the same station that broadcasts Rush. Mahlzberg did all the usual blah blah-I've known him for years, he hasn't seemed right lately, knew he had problems yada, yada, yada. Then Malzberg sez-"At least he came out and admitted his problem, he didn't lie, he didn't SHAKE HIS FINGER IN OUR FACES AND SAY THAT HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT, like some people I know and whose name I won't mention." If you know anything about this POS Malzberg, he never misses a chance to take a swipe at Clinton. He's revolting.
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HerbieHeadhunter Donating Member (382 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:43 PM
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85. Right, he didn't admit it until he was caught....
...that's very big of Rush.
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Cambist Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:45 PM
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88. H e Doesn't Need REHAB
He needs PRISON !!!! Send him up the river. That son of a bitch.
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donotpassgo Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:54 PM
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98. Denial by silence...
and being a voice for the lack of compassion for the drug user is worse than wagging the finger.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:21 PM
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225. Sure didn't lie
for the last 5/6 years.
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populistmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:47 PM
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90. This guy needs to get honest with himself
I know because there have been people in my life I care for deeply who are also addicted. It slowly takes hold of a person, usually for legitimate reasons to begin with, and then it destroys lives, families, marriages and will eventually lead the addict down to the path of no return. Addicts left untreated end in three ways- prison, insanity, or death.
All the money in the world won't protect this man for the personal destruction he will face at the hands of his own addiction. Unfotunately, because of his lack of compassion or empathy for others, his narcissism is likely to continue beyond that of detox or whatever "treatment" he recieves. My condolences to his wife for putting up with this. If I were her, I'd take the settlement and run.
I have compassion for him on a human level, but I also recognize the ironic power of Karma.
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joanski01 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:48 PM
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92. I am a very compassionate
person, who cannot kill even a bug. Yet, George Bush* taught me the meaning of "hate". While I don't hate Rush, he is totally irrelevant to me. I have no compassion for him. He can just go away.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 02:55 PM
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99. What usually happens to first-time offenders caught with large...
...quantities of drugs? Aren't they usually charged with "possession with the intent to distribute"? Doesn't that mean that Rush should be doing the same amout of time as anyone else in this particular situation?
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:08 PM
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105. What are the Freepers going to do without RUSH!
isn't Rush a heck of a name for a dope addict!

They freepers radio listeners won't be able to get their Rush
and so will they develop withdrawals :bounce:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:21 PM
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111. I would have had a scyntilla of a particle of good will had he said he was
a junkie without a gun to his head. All the time he was
excoriating other suffering people, he was toking and
joking over email with his connection. He's a hypocrite
who happens to be addicted to a heroin drug.

I don't have compassion. I would like him to get over
the pull of his addiction because I want him clear eyed
and well to stand trial for drugs. Then I want him to
get ten to fifteen in a federal prison. Sock em and lock
em.

Bye, Rush.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:42 PM
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123. They will have to go to rehab for 30 days with him.
Maybe longer. If rehab actually works for him (and I hope it does--I'd hope that for anyone), his show may never be the same.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:05 PM
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255. That has me worried
NOT. Great catch on the name. Maybe Rush will blame his addiction on his parents naming him Rush.
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:59 PM
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132. Rush won't do any time
That's only my prediction. But it's based on what happened to a family member of mine. He was caught red-handed selling oxycontin to an undercover FBI agent. He entered a plea and served no time.

He was a poor guy with no money and no connections, and he only got probation. So I don't see Rush going away for this.
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:23 PM
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139. 
But if anything.itll allow some to have fun pointing out the hypocrisy in asscrofts new directive

<http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-317963... >

Ashcroft Reducing Plea Bargain Discretion
``It's a direction for the way we prosecute criminal behavior at the federal level,'' Ashcroft said Monday after a speech in Cincinnati. ``If you violate a federal law, punishment will be uniform.''


With limpballs, you can bet that discretion will be wide open in how his plea is handled.

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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:21 PM
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110. The Freepers don't understand that they made Rush rich and he betrayed 'em
I think I need to have a beer. Better yet, make that a straight shot of good tequila.
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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:27 PM
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116. Wilma Cline Day
Let's take a moment to reflect and honor this woman.

While Rush goes to his cushy rehab, she'll probably do time.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:30 PM
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117. Ditto-Junkies. live with the new moniker.
they were addicted to his lies. he was addicted to opiate pain-killers that ravaged his brain, conscience, and ears.
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oxycontinrush Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:50 PM
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126. Damn.
He did the right thing. I did not expect that at all. There's a lot of addicts out there that refuse to get help even with prison staring them in the face.

I was expecting a long drawn out trial where Rush slurred rants about his innocence, and then have the trial turn out to be a sham with Rush getting probation and community service and continuing to slide downhill.

I wish him luck with his rehab. I refuse to wish something like an opiate addiction on even those I detest. Maybe he'll learn something from the addiction counselors in the next 30 days. I doubt it, anything is possible.

We'll be waiting when he comes out of rehab to see if he has.
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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:54 PM
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130. Get a grip
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 04:00 PM by nomatrix
Rush wish for drug addicts.

"There's nothing good about drug use," he was saying. "We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."


Unless they are "Compassionate Conservatives" then they need rehab and prayer.
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oxycontinrush Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:11 PM
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135. I won't let Rush drag me down to his level
I won't wish serious disease or death on people. It is something I refuse to do, no matter how corrupt they are.
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Sideways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:00 PM
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184. Okie Dokie I'll Do It For You
Serious disease and death to tiolet licker RUSH. He is a fucking ASSHAT of the first degree and I have NO sympathy for him.

Fucking liar and scumbag. Good riddance to tiddy bowl tongue.
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:03 PM
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187. not disease of death, just 10 to 20
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nomatrix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:51 PM
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127. As Rush gently weeps
"I ask for your prayers."
The Rolling Stones had a fitting prayer (well done, Mick)

Sympathy for the Devil

"Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails
Just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy
And some taste

Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste"

In this case you'll get as much as you gave, Rush.
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GreenGreenLimaBean Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:53 PM
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128. This makes up for Tuesday's loss.
Next on the list,

ROVE....

I'm guessing he has some major skeletons in his closet.
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maggrwaggr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 03:57 PM
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131. Can you say "MANDATORY SENTENCING?"
Get used to it. Get a taste of your own fucking medicine, right wing hate-mongers.

Compassionate conservatism my ass. Set an example of Rush Limbaugh! If you really believe in your "war on drugs" make him the poster child for how people should be punished!

Hypocrites.
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tex46 Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:15 PM
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136. I disagree
I personally don't think idiot should go to jail. His own housekeeper had to wear a wire tap to nab him. That seems to me like his personal rights were impeded. I think the ACLU should very publicly, and very sincerely offer to represent him. Pro Bono, of course.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:31 PM
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197. Couldn't disagree more.
Using other people as "mules" to insulate him from the law makes him even more reprehensible. He couldn't even take personal responsibility on acquiring illegal narcotics.

Wonder where that pain Rush suffers really comes from? I suspect that the under-developed part of the brain where the conscience resides may have required massive amounts of narcotics to mask the pangs of hypocrisy that he lived with.

I can only hope that his voice is taken off our airwaves permanently.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:24 PM
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258. Amusing post
You seem to be unaware of this country's laws. 4th Amendment protection is null and void in drug cases. Headrush was spending 100's of thousands on illegal narcotics and the ring that was selling was doing millions. In a poor neighborhood, they would have bashed down his door with a battering ram and tossed in a stun grenade. (This was done recently in the Bronx, but they had the wrong aprtment and killed a grandmother by mistake). Simply tape recording his huge opiate purchases does not "impede" his rights. Under the law, Headrush has NO rights. And these idiotic, expensive, counter-productive, Bill of Rights-shredding laws are the product of your right-wing pals.

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CarinKaryn Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:03 PM
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133. So does he recommend prision for himself?
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mkregel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:19 PM
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138. Ok Ok....Sanity and reason here
Yes, It is sad Rush has an addiction. Yes, I wish him the best in overcoming his addiction and hopes he breaks through soon. I've known addicts and being an addict is a very tough life...one in which I wish on nobody, even my own worst enemies.

HOWEVER, Rush should get off the air. This, if anything, should show how dangerous it is to have someone who is addicted influencing policy the way he does. Also, I hope this sheds light into the hypocricy of Rush, his followers and the Republican Message in general.

What I fear is that if he goes back on the air, we'll have to deal with a 'dry drunk.' Bush is one of these. Those familiar with addiction know what I mean - the hate will ratchet up a knotch and he will spew even more hate.
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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:15 PM
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203. Good point
The premier influence of right wing public policy is an addict. Seems the only choice of vehicles for their message has been a dry drunk or a MEAN "drunk".
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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:23 PM
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140. heh
Slap my hand, I wanna send an MP3 of "White Rabbit" to him in email.

Fatass won't go to prison. Jeb's daughter didn't for forging scrips and possessing crack. The whole system is fixed for rich white folks...just look at the differences in penalties for cocaine and crack possession. Rich white folks use cocaine, poor minorities use crack.

He'll get a slap on the hand and be back blowing gas on the air in 30 days.
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:41 PM
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153. I'm going to forward all the junk e-mail I get for Vicodin
"No prior prescription needed!"

HA HA HA HA HA !!!
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mumon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:25 PM
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141. Reminds me of when Tommy in Goodfellas shoves an ice-pick into Morry...
"I thought that prick would never shut up!"
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:29 PM
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143. How ironic two right wing blowhards are shown to be BIG FAT HYPOCRITES.
William Bennett and Rush Limbaugh....

Who's next???????????
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Nottingham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:36 PM
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148. No Matter what Guys & Girls! Rush is deadmeat on the Radio
How can his program go on! :bounce: He is destroyed and after the trial further destroyed

I wonder what Doctor wrote the prescription???

Possible suspects
Dr.Frist :tinfoilhat:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 10:22 PM
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226. Wouldn't that be sweet if it was Frist?
LOL
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:51 PM
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172. what a hypocrite
wants everyone else with an addiction in jail but knows he isn't decent enough to live up to his own words..
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:53 PM
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175. heading to rehab to stay outta jail
An interview with:

RUSH LIMBAUGH

Q. How did your game go today?

RUSH LIMBAUGH: Well, this is the third day I've played this week, and it was -- this is nothing to write home about. Last four holes, maybe, I played like I'm capable of. But I was doing things today that I haven't done in two years, topping drives and a number of other things.

But it's good to get a round like this out of the system when it doesn't count. Makes the amateur partners feel really good. So it all turned out for the best.

I mean, my attitude is, I'm just grateful to be here. I'm not a golfer. Thank God I don't make my living at it, and I feel very lucky, very privileged just to be able to participate in something like this.

http://www.asapsports.com/golf/2003celebrity/071703RL.h...

_______________

"Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful and I continued to have severe pain in my lower back and also in my neck now due to two herniated discs -- "
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:56 PM
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179. To hell with him.
I have never heard him shed an ounce of sympathy for anyone else with an addiction, why should I spare a thought for him?

I remember him being less than complimentary when Jerry Garcia died while in rehab, why should I show sympathy for him?

I remember him belittling people he didn't agree with asking if they were on drugs, why should I show sympathy?

I wish he'd been arrested instead of given the opportunity to fess up, I would've rather seen a mugshot of the smug bastard.
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Senryu Sid Donating Member (457 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 04:57 PM
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181. See what Sid said
on October 9, 2001



Greg Jungheim
Chicago

Protesting Duhbya, Chicago October 2, 2003
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:06 PM
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190. Local Radio Poll on Rush
I heard on WOWO that listeners could vote on the drug issue with Rush.

The Question:
Has his admission of being hooked on pain-killers caused you to like Rush less?
http://www.wowo.com /

Surprise Surprise Surprise
When I voted it was 80% saying it didn't make a difference. Gee I wonder why? Wouldn't most listeners be ditto-idiots no matter what?
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:19 PM
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195. 
9 votes yes21 votes no
I suppose I could actually vote no to that question because Im not sure if I could like the critter any less than I do now
:shrug:
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EFF BrandyWine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:20 PM
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204. I just voted, LiberalFighter...
27 votes said it didn't matter, 16 (with mine) said it made a difference. The poll can be freeped.
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lanlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 05:50 PM
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200. he's a prime candidate for an early heart attack
what with his size, his addictions, his hyperventilating for hours a day at imaginary enemies. On that day the devil comes to claim him and take him home, I hope it happens live on air, chokin' and croakin'right over his mike.

As you can tell, I don't have an ounce of sympathy to spare for that fat fascist.

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Hrumph Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 06:01 PM
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201. This is truly a sad display
OK, so he's not really liked by anyone here. But to delight in the pain and suffering of others is shameful. This is just as bad, if not worse, than the way the freepers acted when the news got out about Janet Renos Parkinsons Disease.
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:11 PM
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214. Janet Reno's Parkinson's is not a personal choice she made.
Rush's pill-gobbling is.

Next.
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 08:25 PM
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223. Yeah, right..
Janet Reno gave herself Parkinson Disease, but kept it a secret, all the while publically condemning anyone else who had Parkinson disease. You're right - I see the similarities... :eyes:
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 07:21 PM
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217. Holy shit!
I just got home like 3 minutes ago..this is HUGE :wow:
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Manix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 08:19 PM
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221. I don't wish ill health on anyone...but....
I do hope this ends his lying, hypocritical, hate mongering media career!!
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Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 11:10 PM
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230. This is What Rush Limbaugh Thinks About People Who use Drugs
October 11, 2003

This is What Rush Limbaugh Thinks About People Who use Drugs: And What the Faux President Thinks About the Demagogue Drug Addicted Populist

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Part I: The Faux, Demagogue Drug Addicted Populist on Drug Users

"We're going to let you destroy your life. We're going to make it easy and then all of us who accept the responsibilities of life and don't destroy our lives on drugs, we'll pay for whatever messes you get into."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec. 9, 1993

"I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at all this abhorrent behavior and say people are going to do drugs anyway let's legalize it. It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea and those who are for it are purely 100 percent selfish."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec 9, 1993

"If (Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders) wants to legalize drugs, send the people who want to do drugs to London and Zurich, and let's be rid of them.
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Dec 9, 1993

"There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.

"What this says to me is that too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too."
-- Rush Limbaugh show, Oct. 5, 1995

http://www.buzzflash.com/analysis/03/10/ana03004.html
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 11:12 PM
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231. His fans should be forced to read those quotes and repeat them aloud.
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LibertyorDeath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-10-03 11:13 PM
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232. I hope this pig dies choking on his own vomit after a relapse.
Edited on Fri Oct-10-03 11:33 PM by LibertyorDeath
Cruel yes - Deserved You better fucking believe it!
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frustrated_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:45 AM
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235. I'm willing to cut Rush some slack
if his descent into rehab is honest.

Programs of this sort require you recognize your addiction has poisoned your own life, and it has filled your relations with others with venom.

At the very least, I would like to see where he feels he needs to make amends, where he feels he has caused harm.
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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 02:59 AM
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236. I'm NOT willing to give Rush any slack...
He and the holier than thou Republicans are the ones who mostly believe in throwing addicts in jail and tossing away the key rather than getting them treatment.

I went threw hell with Vicodin and other opiates (migraine treatment), so I know what prescription drug dependency is all about.

I wish I could feel sorry for Rush, but his hateful, visious rants about anyone who is not white and wealthy makes it impossible for me to find compassion. And I don't buy the argument that you first need to be hooked on a drug to understand that people need treatment, NOT jail.

Here's hoping that Ann Coulter, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson find Jesus in Oxycontin! :evilgrin:

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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 04:00 AM
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237. Rush, I feel your pain!
not
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 05:31 AM
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240. posterboy for RELAPSE
he claimed he got medical treatment twice (we all know that was hollywood-style blood transfusions lasting no more than 24 hours so he could get back to bashing Clinton high out of his mind). he's going to be untrustworthy for the rest of his life, checking in and out of treatment centers as he continues to spew drug-based LIES.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 06:10 AM
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241. Not TOO pompous, is he?
(snip) ''I am not making any excuses. You know, over the years, athletes and celebrities have emerged from treatment centers to great fanfare and praise for conquering great demons,'' he said.

``They are said to be great role models and examples for others. Well, I am no role model. I refuse to let anyone think I am doing something great here.''
(snip)

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/6988002...

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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 06:22 AM
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242. After seeing this pic
Edited on Sat Oct-11-03 06:24 AM by psychopomp
of him admitting his addiction, I kind of feel sorry for him. He looks like a cornered animal.

Still, there is no doubt that he has earned this fate through his poisonous rants.

On edit: He must have been high when he chose that necktie.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:28 AM
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245. What happens to the black kid on the corner caught buying 'hard drugs'?
In the media they're called, 'Pain Killers' for GOP connected criminals. For Democrats, the poor, or any black/hispanic/Arab/Asian person they're called 'hard drugs'.

Can any murders/rapes be connected to Limbaugh's money he used to purchase the hard drugs?

The Liberal Press
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varun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 07:38 AM
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248. Rush has affected me and my partner's life...
...adversely.

By spewing out hateful venom against gays and lesbians, he has hurt me and my partner (in more ways than one).

I for one, have no sympathy for him.
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9215 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:12 PM
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256. That is the $million question
Edited on Sat Oct-11-03 12:13 PM by 9215
This double standard eats away at the credibility of law enforcement like nothing else. It is a threat to national security in so many ways. Not only are blacks and other non-privileged subjected to the double standard, but the rich continue in their addiction and, by way of parenthesis, keep the drug trade going, and, by way of parenthesis, keep terrorism going according to that commercial linking the two. :grr:


Then when you throw in the CIA drug dealing......WHEW!
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 04:30 PM
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260. FBI/DEA search warrant request HERE:
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/beshara2.html

Pay attention to all of the shenannigans these guys were into, especially when one says he employs the other, when that's clearly not the case. There's also some strange factor about addresses, who lives where, and who owns what.

Then look at these mugs:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/beshara1.html

If Rush was the guy responsible for the main support of these thugs (their "office," etc.), he could be in REAL trouble far beyond his own addiction.


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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 06:27 PM
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263. Thanks for the SG links. I just don't have time to browse and it's great
to find the info in one place, the DU.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 04:55 PM
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261. All this time, I just thought he was drunk on himself.
:)
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DeathvadeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 06:30 PM
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264. King of rightwing radio addicted to 'hillbilly heroin'
The king of American talk-radio, Rush Limbaugh, stunned his 20 million conservative listeners yesterday by confessing on air to years of addiction to painkillers and declaring he had booked himself into a drug clinic for a month.

The confession came days after the tabloid revelations of a former maid who claimed she bought thousands of prescription pills on the black market for Mr Limbaugh, and the confirmation by the police near his Florida home that they were looking into an illegal drug ring.

The revelations sent shock waves through Middle America, where the talk-show host has been one of the most influential figures over the past decade, appealing to poor, angry whites with a mixture of conservative values and vehement loathing of the liberal "elites" that he claims dominate the east and west coasts and the national media.

<http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,10... >
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