Rush and The Pill

Which pill is only used by sluts? Not this one, in 2003…

Limbaugh turned himself in to authorities on a warrant filed Friday charging him with fraud to conceal information to obtain prescriptions, said Teri Barbera, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Jail. He and his attorney Roy Black left about an hour later, after Limbaugh was photographed and fingerprinted and he posted $3,000 bail, Barbera said.

Prosecutors’ three-year investigation of Limbaugh began after he publicly acknowledged being addicted to pain medication and entered a rehabilitation program. They accused Limbaugh of “doctor shopping,” or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions, after learning that he received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion.

And did the taxpayers, via insurance, help him escape the consequences of his ‘bad choices’?

Limbaugh reported five years ago that he had lost most of his hearing because of an autoimmune inner-ear disease. He had surgery to have an electronic device placed in his skull to restore his hearing. But research shows that abusing opiate-based painkillers also can cause profound hearing loss.

Does this pill make you a slut? In 2006…

Rush Limbaugh could see a deal with prosecutors in a long-running prescription fraud case collapse after authorities found a bottle of Viagra in his bag at Palm Beach International Airport. The prescription was not in his name.

Limbaugh was detained for more than three hours Monday at the airport after returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic. Customs officials found the Viagra in his luggage but his name was not on the prescription, said Paul Miller, a spokesman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

Miller said the alleged violation could be a second-degree misdemeanor. The sheriff’s office was investigating and will soon turn the case over to the state attorney’s office, which had no immediate comment Tuesday.

There was much uncharitable speculation on what he was doing with his money and drugs in one of the poorest countries in the world. I’d rather not think about it.

Rush Limbaugh is on his fourth marriage and has no children. Maybe he suffers from fertility envy and loses his cool at the thought of people trying not to have kids. Maybe there is a psychic wound, deeper than the pilonidal cyst that kept him from serving in the military that explains the bitter hostility he vents on women who do things like graduate from college and have opinions. He really seems frenzied about sex lately. And uninformed about contraception. As if a health measure taken by the vast majority of American women turns us into sex fiends.

Well, Rush, to that I say– your mother. Your mother, and grandmother too probably practiced some type of family planning. And I say also– your father. Dad knew there was a limit to how many mouths he could feed.

It’s actually a good thing if people don’t have more children than they can care for. Or like Rush, not have children at all if they don’t want to. I probably read too much 19th Century literature, where death in childbirth was common and orphans learned to love their father’s replacement wife, or not.

Safe, effective and a available birth control saves women’s lives and health. And increases freedom and choice. And makes women uppity, I guess. Which might be what really fuels the spite and resentment Rush Limbaugh unleashed on one young student who speaks for the majority of American women.

BAD WORDS: Media Matters has a timeline of Limbaugh’s verbal attacks on Sandra Fluke. It’s the kind of language that can make a person a target. Also, Rush sounds like a man consumed by resentment. He seems to think there is a party going on somewhere and he wasn’t invited.

EVEN DON IMUS: Thinks Limbaugh’s apology is ‘lame’.

OUR TAX DOLLARS: Is sponsoring Rush the best use? Not according to some female veterans who think American Forces Network could make better use of the airtime. How much is a government subsidy inflating this show’s numbers?

YES, THEY’RE AFRAID: On This Weekthe fear that Rush will rile the base…

[Conservative Commentator, George] Will was specifically not pleased with House Speaker John Boehner’s and presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s response to Limbaugh’s comments, telling the This Week panel that conservative leaders need to ‘police their own kind.’

“It was depressing because what it indicates is that Republicans leaders are afraid of Rush Limbaugh,” he said. “They want to bomb Iran, but they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.”

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3 responses

  1. Donald Wolberg | Reply

    It seems odd to waste intellectual energy on what a radio personality says or does not say and ignore the equally bizarre attack on religious freedom of all Americans, and all religions, by an administration more comfortable with sloganeering and a left agenda. It would seem to me, that what we have here is a diversionary event to have Americans not pay attention to the damage done to the Constitution. What happened to ending the useless war in Afghanistan, putting Americans back to work (there are fewer people working today than in 2008, or puncturing the bloat of the government balloon. Why worry about a bloated radio host; diversions.

    1. Why are the two leading Republican candidates afraid to be more than meek and non-committal in condemning this verbal attack? The answer is, they’re afraid of Rush Limbaugh.

      1. Why is it okay for Ed Schultz and Bill Maher to use similar klanguage about Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin respectively and no Democrat leaders speak up?
        Because the Democrat leaders are no more responsible for Schultz and maher than the republicans are for Limbaugh.
        This business of people apologizing for or”repudiating”other people is disgusting.
        One might apologize for their minor misbehaving child or drunk friend in a
        social encounter,but not this nonsense.
        Limbaugh is responsible for what he says period-no one else is.
        I personally can’t listen to him,but apparently some of you “progressives”waste your time doing so.
        FWIW I don’t listen to Beck,Savage,or Hannity either.
        I think Helen Glover and Matt Allen are pretty good locally-Buddy Cianci also adds a lot of knowledge of politics to his commentaries.
        On Saturday mornings Gene Valicenti has a good show,not necessarily political.

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