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Joined: 1/28/2006
Msg: 28
Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probePage 3 of 3    (1, 2, 3)

Does any rush supporter feel that he would ever volunteered to get help if he hadnt been caught? Hell no he would be on the radio right now high and babbling his right wing crap.

It's all staring to make sense to me now.

Opiate abusers typically have a great deal of difficulty making rational and reasoned arguments when they are high.

Opiate abusers typically have difficulty expressing themselves in a coherent and logical way when they are high.

Opiate abusers typically become aggressive and abusive when they are high.

Opiate abusers personalities are often radically different from their usual personalities when they are high.

deep down he is a hippy communist too? could be right
Joined: 1/28/2006
Msg: 31
Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 5/1/2006 9:47:07 PM
This is not a Democrat/Republican issue..

Bob, didn't you know that EVERYTHING is a Republican (loyal American)/Democrat(liberal hippie communist) issue these days even when it involves a fatuous mouthpiece with no role in gov't?
Joined: 5/11/2004
Msg: 33
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Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 5/1/2006 11:42:14 PM

It is the hypocrisy that bothers most of you. Is that correct?

You hit the nail on the head there, brother! At least for me. And thank you.

Here's the root of it; I see Rush as more of as an apparatchik for the Republican party than an individual in his own right. He's like the president's press secretary. The press secretary speaks out against wellfare if he's asked to, regardless of whether or not the press secretary used to be on welfare. Rush is a Republican party spin doctor even though he ostensibly speaks as an individual and his job is to put the actions of his chosen party in the best light possible. (He doesn't speak for the Christian Coalition portion so much from what I can tell). In doing so, he sometimes argues for standards which I don't think he'd want imposed on himself or his country.

I don't listen to him much. But he was arguing one time, for example, that the US Army's use of torture is equivalent to college hazing. Now you can make all the arguments you want in favor of the army using torture. But it is not anything like college hazing. Saddam was condemned for using torture in Abu Ghraib. Lets not delude ourself into thinking that folks in the Arab world or anywhere else look more kindly on the American use of torture or "extraordinary rendition" than we would if someone abducted our citizens and sent them off to torture and humiliation without a fair trial and sometimes unjustly. The Geneva conventions are being unwritten. Our moral authority to oppose torture anywhere in the world is being undermined. We should be clear on that, whether we thing it's a good move or ill. Rush's job is to spin the issue. But if pictures came back of U.S. troops being tortured, do you think he'd compare it to college hazing? I don't.

I feel sorry for the guy. I really do. He shouldn't have to play so many games in order to get the painkillers he wants, whether he's dependant, addicted, or both. But he's condemned a lot of people for their moral failings, and selectively quoted others. So he's going to catch hell when it turns out he's human too and things aren't as black and white as he spelled them out to be. It's the price you pay for making your living by setting yourself up as smarter/holier/better than others.

Well by definition you could say the same thing about me. I used to think people who smoked pot were idiots. Then I went to college and started smoking pot. I quit smoking a few years later. This didn't change what I thought about smoking pot. Before I only thought pot smokers were idiots, now I know it for sure.

Sounds perfectly consistant to me. You thought pot smokers were idiots. You smoked pot. You thought you were an idiot. You quit.
Joined: 1/11/2005
Msg: 35
Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 5/4/2006 2:09:08 AM
^please do...spew on that is. And Canada has ugly money...Like I would know...

Now where were we? Oh yeah...why is this even a topic anyway? I thought Friday's were casual day's on The EIB. Huh...showz how important that is. And to think I've been missing The Jetson's cuz I thought Rush was a hero like Buz Light-Year.

Joined: 1/11/2005
Msg: 36
Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 5/5/2006 12:58:38 AM
As the times go so will the weak. Get on board or out of the way... no stopping us now. Life will be better.
Joined: 4/9/2006
Msg: 38
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Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 6/26/2006 9:01:53 PM

Rush Limbaugh Detained at Florida Airport for Improperly Prescribed Viagra
Monday, June 26, 2006
Associted press

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Rush Limbaugh was detained for about three-and-a-half hours at Palm Beach International Airport after authorities said they found a bottle of Viagra in his possession without a prescription.

The 55-year-old radio commentator's luggage was examined by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his private plane landed at the airport around 2 p.m. from the Dominican Republic, said Paul Miller, spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

ICE officials found in Limbaugh's luggage a prescription bottle labeled as Viagra, a prescription drug that treats erectile disfunction, Miller said.

"The problem was that on the bottle itself was not his name, but the name of two Florida doctors," Miller said.

The matter was turned over to the sheriff's office, whose investigators interviewed Limbaugh.

"He said he had the Viagra in his possession for his use and that he did obtain it from his doctors," Miller said.
Sheriff's investigators confiscated the drugs, and Limbaugh was released around 5:30 p.m. without being charged.
However, the sheriff's office plans to file a report with the state attorney's office.

"We believe there may be a second degree misdemeanor violation, which is possession of certain drugs without a prescription, because the bottle does not have his name on it," Miller said.

A doctor had prescribed the drug, but it was "labeled as being issued to the physician rather than Mr. Limbaugh for privacy purposes," Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, said in a statement.

Last month, Limbaugh reached a deal with prosecutors who had accused the conservative talk-show host of illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping pain pill prescriptions. Under the deal, a single charge commonly referred to as "doctor shopping" would be dismissed after 18 months if he complies with terms that include submitting to random drug tests and continuing treatment for his acknowledged addiction to painkillers.

What do ya Think????????

Doctors in touble or Rush???
Joined: 5/29/2005
Msg: 39
Rush has learn release bad news on Fridays. Rush Limbaugh makes deal to end 'doctor shopping' probe
Posted: 6/26/2006 10:04:18 PM
Probably both. On the one hand, as a controversial public figure, I can see how he wouldn't want to take the chance that he uses Viagra to get out. So it's understandable. But if you're on probation for a drug offence, just how stupid do you have to be to break the law in acquiring drugs? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
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