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Is Rush Limbaugh really a stoner?

  1. Dec 17, 2004 #1
    Did that fat, crazy man really do drugs? i just heard about it, and wow, if i had heard this before i wouldn't have listenined to this maniac's show... :surprised

    if he really believes in the christian principles that he advocates and propagates, i wish him good luck in hell..
     
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  3. Dec 17, 2004 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Yes, he really did. He got addicted to a painkiller called oxycontin (street name : oxy), and bought himself giant stashes from peddlers and kept himself high. All through this time, he never stopped putting down weed smokers or calling for tougher drug laws.

    Now he claims he's being persecuted. :rolleyes:

    When Jerry Garcia died Limbaugh had this to say (approximately) : "I'm grateful he's dead."
     
  4. Dec 17, 2004 #3
    I'd say if you are just now learning about this you must have been out of the loop for about a year. What? were you stoned?
     
  5. Dec 17, 2004 #4

    Gokul43201

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    No, he's just half way around the world from here.

    Did you hear about the Chinese road construction super who admitted to taking bribes, filling false expense reports, embezzling funds and building substandard roads ? He was recently sentenced to death.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2004 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Remind me not to go into Chinese road construction.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2004 #6

    Gokul43201

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    Ivan, don't go into Chinese road construction.

    Was that too soon ?

    Actually, I believe he got the death penalty for 119 counts of manslaughter (all the fatal accidents that happened on the roads he built, since he built them, about a year ago) and several more counts of reckless endangerment, or whatever are the equivalents of these charges.
     
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  8. Dec 18, 2004 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well there you go. If he would have stuck with politics no one would have ever noticed.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2004 #8

    Yeah, ifhe had stuck with politics in a communist country, he would have just been dragged into the back alley and shot for no reason...oh wait, i keep forgetting Stalin and Mao are dead. They're coming for me, i'm telling you.
     
  10. Dec 18, 2004 #9
    Fat and/or crazy is beside the point.
    So you don’t mind listening to maniac broadcasts as a general rule?

    That sounds very Christian of you, but I wouldn’t condemn him to heaven either. Still, to advocate one thing in public while doing something else in private is certainly a sign of a sick-minded individual.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2004 #10
    lol, that reminds of me a quote that i just read yesterday..

    Christians talk of universal brotherhood; but anyone who is not a Christian must go to that place where he will be eternally barbecued.
     
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  12. Dec 18, 2004 #11

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    Amen Ivan...the problem with many extremists is they start judging others, Howard Stern included (don't let my husband know i said this, he is a big Stern fan).
     
  13. Dec 18, 2004 #12

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    It should be noted that it's fairly easy to become addicted to narcotic painkillers, which are mostly prescribed initially after surgery. It's happened to my ex-wife, my father; heck, it happened to Brett Favre. Not to defend Rush's views on drug users (I think he's dead wrong), but I wouldn't call him a "stoner." There's a huge difference here.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2004 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    It is easy to get addicted to all addictive drugs. :biggrin:

    Some scientists are now saying that meth can result in a strong addiction after one use. Cocaine, especially crack was much the same for some people. One mistake made in ones youth or at any time in their life can be the difference between being a "stoner", and not. Rush has learned this but he will certainly forget since hate sells better than truth.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2004 #14

    loseyourname

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    True, but I'd be a little more sympathetic toward someone who became addicted to a drug they were prescribed to take to relieve post-surgical pain, rather than someone who got hooked just because he wanted to get high.

    Either way, I like some of Rush's show, largely because I just get a kick out of exceedingly arrogant people, but he really should tone it down. Ever since the Bush win, he's been acting like he got laid by Farrah Fawcett or something, and he's teasing his classmates that can't get none. A little childish if you ask me.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2004 #15

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    Oh, the rest of us are sympathetic, the gripe is that Rush is the one who doesn't distinguish how you got addicted despite his own experience. It's the do as I say not as I do attitude I have the most problem with.
     
  17. Dec 19, 2004 #16

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    i am sure his arrogance is more of an act then how he is in normal everyday life. the fact that he scorned others of drug addiction and then is one himself makes him much less respectable as a political commentator. the general population looks to him as a role model of sorts or a voice of their views. the fact that he judges others for something he is a victim to makes him hypocrititical and less credible. coming out and being honest with his listeners is much more respectable and courageous whether you are a loyal fan or not.
     
  18. Dec 20, 2004 #17
    Rush is a nazi, in that the BIGGER THE LIE
    the more he likes it
    "being honest with his listeners" is a joke
    the man lies like a rug
     
  19. Dec 23, 2004 #18

    Chi Meson

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    The danger with Rush is that he does not lie per se. He (and the Devil) use very subtle methods. I have detected every single common falacy in use by Rush and the like of him (Cal Thomas, William Saffire, George F. Will, Pat Buchannan, Ollie North, and mister zero integer spin himself, "that guy O'Whassisname"). The favored method of attack is to take a single instance of "liberalism gone wild" and present it out of context, and lead you to the assumption that it represents the mindset of anyone who disagrees with Rush.

    Case in point: a couple of years ago, when the teachers of Massachusettes took the same test that the students took before graduation, there were some teachers that got very low scores. But the most quoted part of this news item was the answer to one question by one teacher, something like "Q: What is a verb? A: it has something to do with a sentence."

    THis was turned into exhibit A as proof that all teahcers are, essentially, stupid liberals who consume the bulk of our hard-earned money. ad hominem, non-sequitor nonsense!
     
  20. Dec 23, 2004 #19

    loseyourname

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    How ironic that you just used exactly the same technique to implicitly smear all conservative commentators.
     
  21. Dec 24, 2004 #20

    Chi Meson

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    Oof! Good one!

    Although I do think that my post was more of an opinion rather than a smear. A few remarks on a forum is certainly a different platform from a nationally distributed colum or program.
     
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