Mwah ha ha ha haaaa! The darling of the American right is exposed as a fallible human being. I could go on about this, but instead
I'll paste something written by a friend on another web-board; it says it all.
: Oh s**t... the irony's just too great here... this is better than when Bill Bennett was found out to be a compulsive gambler. Rush "f**king" Limbaugh, the mouth of the right, the moralizer's moralizer, admitting to his vast audience of mouth breathing retarded sheep that he is indeed addicted to drugs.
: After I take in a deep breath and delight in the pure glee afforded by the moment, I detect a fire growing inside me, the beginnings of a real rage even. Limbaugh, in his statement (I'll supply the link), takes "full responsibility" for his actions and pledges that, immediately following the broadcast, he will check himself into a 30 day treatment center.
: Ahhhh... my ventricles are shredded at the thought of poor Rush forking out thousands of dollars to go to some post treatment center where he'll have to face up to his demons, undoubtably in a bucolic setting during group therapy. No doubt that he will be surrounded by other rich or upper middle class drug addicts, white, professional, able to enter back into their ordered little worlds once this unfortunate episode is over. It will be as if it never happened.
: But how would Rush judge himself? Fortunately, as the nation's #1 reactionary blabbermouth, he has a mountain of material on the subject. In fact, on many occasions, Rush used his show as a bully pulpit to PUSH THE WAR ON DRUGS. Let's see what he has to say:
: "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
: Well, it seems that Rush favors the lock-em-up and throw away the key approach. Seeing as how he has admitted to illegal using drugs (Oxycontin, for God's sake--Hillbilly Heroin), and is under investigation for ILLEGALLY PROCURING THEM, wouldn't it be absolute hypocrisy of the brightest stripe if he were do anything but turn himself in, supplicate himself before the judge and BEG FOR THE MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE? Beg, piggieman, beg.
: I want to see Rush housed in Rykers Island with all the crackheads. I want to see him serving time at Pelican Bay with Mexicans who got caught with a trunk full of pot and are now doing 20 years, HARD TIME. I want to see him with an apple in his mouth while getting assraped by the biggest, baddest prisoner on the block. I want to see him beaten up, peed on, a steamy pile of feces glistening on his chest. To hell with him. Throw him to the wolves. After all, he's one of the chief architects of their pen.
Limbaugh Says Drug Addiction A Remnant Of
WEST PALM BEACH, FL—Frankly discussing his addiction to painkillers, conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh told his radio audience Monday that his abuse of OxyContin was a "remnant of the anything-goes ideology of the Clinton Administration." "Friends, all I can say is 'I told you so,'" said Limbaugh, from an undisclosed drug-treatment facility. "Were it not for Bill Clinton's loose policies on drug offenders and his rampant immorality, I would not have found myself in this predicament." Limbaugh added that he's staying at a rehab center created by the tax-and-spend liberals.
> Okay then I'll try it.
> Light, I'm sorry. I only read the post quickly and, as I am sometimes
> apt to do, missed a few critical facts, such as it not being your
> actual words. I believed them to be yours and responded as such when
> I was in fact wrong. Rather than admitting it straight away I
> continued to post without admitting the above, which I should have.
> I'll try not to let it happen again and I hope we can discuss topics
> in the future - which I'm sure you'd prefer rather than the events of
> the past week even if you do disagree with my views on subjects.
> PS This is not the forum favourite "test" - I mean this
Graceless response: About time as well; I was wondering how long you'd continue to deliberately misrepresent the whole point of the post (his hypocrisy, NOT his drug use) and make yourself look a fool.
Graceful response: Thank you, and apology accepted.
Light, I'm sorry. I only read the post quickly and, as I am sometimes apt to do, missed a few critical facts, such as it not being your actual words. I believed them to be yours and responded as such when I was in fact wrong. Rather than admitting it straight away I continued to post without admitting the above, which I should have.
I'll try not to let it happen again and I hope we can discuss topics in the future - which I'm sure you'd prefer rather than the events of the past week even if you do disagree with my views on subjects.
PS This is not the forum favourite "test" - I mean this properly.