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Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get high’

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  1. Rob Cypher
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday lampooned President Barack Obama’s upcoming proposals to address inequality by saying that the “Democratic method” would be to require all teenagers to get high on drugs.

    In his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, the president was expected to discuss the widening gap between rich and poor Americans by proposing solutions for greater upward mobility.

    But conservatives lashed out at Obama for so-called class warfare, and Limbaugh predicted that the president would just “complain and whine and moan about inequality.”

    “So my idea, proposed here in advance of the president’s State of the Coup address,” Limbaugh said. “To ensure equal beginnings for young people just out of high school and just out of college — ’cause that’s what we’re talking about, right? We must eliminate inequality. We must make sure that the starting point is the same for everybody, correct?”

    “So my idea to ensure equal beginnings for 20-somethings in the job market, is all teenagers will be required to get high on the drug of their choice,” he quipped. “They will be required to play video games. They will be required to remain jobless during summer breaks. They will not be allowed to do internships at a company — which are really nothing more than indoctrination camps, as are high school and college — if we’re gonna equalize things using the Democrat method.”

    David Edwards
    Raw Story
    January 27, 2014

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/...ality-is-that-all-teens-required-to-get-high/

Comments

  1. Tenman
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    The government providing free drugs to everyone? Count me in!!:cool:
  2. Cwb20022
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    I'm a republican leaning libertarian. And yeah that sounds like rush. His radio show is on all day and he has to come up with something. Shit like this is why they won't put him on tv. But I'm sure these statments are taken out of context. But rush says way crazier shit then This.
  3. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Well, first of all, it's a parody. And I will confess that I laughed when I read it here on DF.

    What he is specifically mocking here is the "progessive" belief that one can somehow achieve equal outcomes. Which, to my mind, is an absurd notion. Common sense should dictate that such a thing is impossible. A cursory glance at history should reveal that all attempts to somehow attain any sort of equality of outcomes have always and everywhere failed. Big time. The Jacobins in France at the time of the French Revolution enshrined the ideal in law-- and ended up with the reign of terror, followed by the Bonapartists. Lenin failed to achieve equality of outcomes, as did Stalin, Mao, Castro, and everybody else who every embraced the idea. Yet, we still see the idea being overtly embraced by modern American "progressives."

    It's utter nonsense and it should be mocked-- ruthlessly and relentlessly.

    Tomorrow night's bit of tawdry political theatre will, by all accounts, feature Obama's rigorous attempt to defend the basic idea. All of his discussion of "haves and have-nots" (class warfare, though he will never call it such) will be a thinly disguised attempt to fire up his base with this utopian pipe dream. We already know how the speech is shaping up. And we know that this will be his central theme. Which makes me wonder: has he any knowledge of history at all?

    Yes, Rush can be a buffoon, at times. Yes, he can be over-the-top and brusque and outrageous, at times. But William F. Buckley considered him to be his intellectual equal, which seems to imply that he is not stupid.

    And, I for one, would like to see this pernicious faux-ideal disemboweled, once and for all. So, I applaud Rush for taking this nonsense on and for mocking it effectively.

    The overarching principle that is foundational in the English-speaking world is that freedom can only mean equal equal oppurtunities and equality in how justice is administered. This is an idea that should be cherished, not supplanted with some Bolshevik delusions.
  4. Alien Sex Fiend
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    When did Obama up and say "would be to require all teenagers to get high on drugs"? They are playing with words again. I think Obama very carefully says, that people should try things before they judge others for using them. So said Clinton
  5. Lelouch
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    I'm a Democratic Socialist and I think this man just likes saying anything to make others look bad no matter how ridiculous it is, I can understand his joke, but it's just to extreme to be applicable. The idea is for everyone to be able to get out there and accomplish their dreams, where everyone can attain an education, for a poor person to be able to get a PhD if they so desire and are willing to work for it, simply put for government to help the less fortunate kick off their lives. What bluenarrative is saying is literally the opposite of the idea. It's not equal OUTCOMES, it's equal STARTING POINTS, because if everyone is given the same opportunities, nobody can blame their failure on anybody but themselves.
  6. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Le Louch-- With all due respects, the goal of "equal outcomes" was clearly articulated by the Jacobins and written into every French constitution (there were several) between the storming of the Bastille and Napoleon's usurpation of power. After Waterloo, whenever the Socialists were in power, the explicit idea of equality of outcomes was re-inserted into the French Constitution-- most recently, by the Socialist government that came to power in the immediate aftermath of WWII. Whenever the French socialists are out of power, the clause is again removed. This insane back and forth had become such a joke that the quasi-socialist governments of the last 30 years ago stopped the practice of re-insertion, for fear of looking foolish and obsessed. But their party manifestos ("platforms," in American parlance) state unequivocably that this is the goal.

    You do not need to read French to see that this is a fundamental goal of French socialists, as well as socialists in every country where socialists wage ideological war-- Great Britain's Labour Party was, except for Tony Blair's stint as PM and the leader of "new" Labour, doggedly committed to the idea of equality of outcomes.

    If you have ever actually read any of Karl Marx's seminal works, you will have seen him arguing relentlessly that this is an entirely plausible idea, according to his principles and his peculiar take on history. Similarly, the idea is the very backbone of the Fabian Movement.

    To say that contemporary American "progressives" do not buy into the belief that this is the utopian end-game, it is necessary to simply ignore how prominently the idea is put forth by these people. No less a luminary than Ted Kennedy is famously known for having stated in dozens of speeches throughout his career in the Senate that "Equality of opportunity is not enough; we must have equality of outcomes." How this can be construed as anything but a refutation of equal opportunity baffles me.

    I'm not quite sure how Nexus should be cited on DF, but a Nexus search reveals Obama himself saying essentially the same thing over and over again. More than this, the same idea has been forcefully expressed by Michelle Obama, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and Val Jones, to cite just a few of the people currently associated with the current regime and in control of the Democratic Party.

    The very fact that equality of outcomes is repeatedly and forcefully contrasted with equality of of opportunity indicates that these people believe in the former and eschew the latter, as being something to be scorned and despised.

    The idea that an equality of outcomes should be the guiding principle of all political action is/was a rigid article of faith for Saul Alinsky, Naom Chomsky, Bill Ayers, and Tom Davis, among many others who have shaped the "progressive" movement in modern times.

    You may well consider yourself to be a socialist and a Democrat (which, in and of itself, can be seen as evidence that the Democratic Party is now the cloak of respectability used by socialists and/or Marxists to promote their agenda), but if you honestly believe that equality of opportunity is a more worthy ideal than equality of outcomes than I would suggest to you that you are not really a socialist at all. And you're pretty out of touch with the current drift of the Democratic Party.

    Tonight, Obama will not utter the phrase "equality of outcomes" and he will undoubtedly ascribe his agenda as seeking equality of opportunity. But listen carefully to what he is proposing. Is he really proposing programs to achieve equal oppurtunities? Or is he proposing ideas that are intrinsically linked to a desire to attain ends that amount to equal outcomes?

    Listen for yourself. And decide for yourself.

    I'd be very surprised if he did not offer "solutions" that boil down to equal outcomes. Nota bene: the code phrase of choice when presenting this idea to Americans is always "level the playing field." What else can this mean but equal outcomes?

    And I still think that it is a crackpot idea--- an idea that has created unfathomable misery for countless people through history and throughout the world.
  7. chaos69
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    I wonder bluenarrative if you are colour blind? rhetorical question of cause and no offense intended but it seems as though you only see in black and white. Likening obama and the democrats to stalin and Marx is as ridiculous as likening the Republicans to the Nazi's or the golden dawn. Saying democrats want full socialism is like saying Republicans want to bring back slavery. Slavery is the extreme version of social hierarchy like full blown socialism is the extreme version of social equality. Equality through universal poverty is obviously not a good thing, and neither is forced and unfair social hierarchy. There is at least as big of difference between the far left and center-left as there is between far right and center-right.

    My political stance is somewhere around social democracy. I do believe in wage labour and different pay rates for different jobs because clearly money is a good motivator. I support unions but I don't support the idea that all companies should be owned and run equally by all their staff.

    In my mind the best way to ensure equality at birth without forcing it through far left stuff like removing wage labour is to get rid of all private education and fund the public system better and ensure all schools are equally as good. This includes university too. I don't oppose having 'excellence' schools for high achievers but the entry should only be based on your achievements not your parents income. I also think private healthcare should be removed and the public system greatly improved (does the US have one yet?). This way everyone has the same chance to get the same outcome. It doesn't mean everyone will get the same outcome. Thats the difference and where you appear to be twisting words. No government money should go to private schools or health. Thats defeats the purpose of them being private. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

    I also like the idea of the government owning mining companies that mine on their land. Seems to make sense that the whole country profits from digging up and selling our country. But I digress.
  8. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Chaos, I appreciate your response to my comments. Certainly, the world is full of millions of social democrats, and I am not going to claim that this is an entirely unreasonable position to take. As far as that goes, there are also millions of socialists in the world-- though nowhere near as many as there were prior to the implosion and collapse of the old Soviet Union. I think that socialism is a political philosophy that has been comprehensively discredited by history. I also think that the socialist's perpetual complaint that "it just hasn't been implemented properly is now looking pretty shop-worn and thin-- we have, after all, now had dozens and dozens of socialist regimes assume power in every corner of the world, and these have all failed to accomplish anything but make their own people miserable and to set their economies on a backwards course. But, I guess hope springs eternal in the hearts of the faithful! :)

    Just for record: I am not a Republican, and neither am I a true libertarian. I am a fiscal conservative, because I do not believe that you can violate the basic laws of economics any more than you can violate the laws of physics. I think ideology and/or idealism should play no role in foreign affairs. Nations are abstract aggregate entities and one can no more talk realistically about one nation being a "friend" of another nation than one can talk about termites being the "friend" of the forest. So, I guess you could term me a foreign policy pragmatist. On social issues, I am a liberal-- though I use this term as it was commonly used throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. I think it disgraceful and absurd to see the word "liberal" reflexively affixed to an array of policies that are, in my humble opinion, decidedly illiberal positions.

    On a very deep level I simply do not trust any government. I don't trust idealists. And I am especially wary of any utopian schemes. You won't ever find me telling other people how to live their lives-- and I do not want anybody (either an individual or a government) telling me how I should live my life.

    Your comment about the extreme caricatures of the two political parties in the States was a good corrective of any tendencies to try to make extreme blanket judgments about political parties. If I seemed to be doing so, then I am glad that you have now given me an opportunity to state that these sorts of generalized characterizations are both ridiculous and dangerous.

    But, having said this, I will reiterate that I believe that it is fairly obvious to a lot of.people that the Democratic party is now providing cover for.a.host of socialists, Marxists, and utopian-minded people who adhere to a slew of pretty crackpot ideas. Obviously, if some of these crackpot ideas are held dear by an individual then such a person is going to have an entirely different take on things. And they will probably view me as either an "extreme conservative" or as a "reactionary."

    We're all entitled to our beliefs. And I do not presume to have all of the answers.
  9. Basoodler
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    This is why the conservative foundation of the united states is crumbling. The message is lost in an abbyss of negativity and fear mongering. Blue, while your points are generally sound, they are clouded by your paranoid and unrealistic generalizations.

    The repeated theme going around that the world is full of evil socialist masterminds, who are bent on world domination is simply bullshit.
  10. senorlou
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    I love Lush Bimbo! He said something like we should, "Take all drug addicts and send them up the river - lock 'em up and throw away the key." The fat fuck was popping Oxy's and Norcos like tic-tacs at that very moment in his life. Ended up in rehab after practically crying to the media - actually he did cry - shiting himself for weeks - had to wear diapers - had to hang out and BE one of those people he wanted to send "up the river" and "lock up and throw away the key." Can you say, hypocrisy? Why do people listen to that stupid, flunkey, hypocritical shitball? Why?
  11. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Senorlou-- It's obvious, that you do not listen to him.

    People listen to him because (1.) He is incredibly funny. (2.) He is brilliant. (3.) He has a clarity of vision and a way of processing personal experiences that most people find quite compelling.

    He completely dominates the airways. His audience exceeds the aggregate audience of all the broadcasters holding the 2nd to 10th positions . Nobody even begins to come close to him, in terms of the size of his audience. Do you believe that all of these millions upon millions of people are somehow duped into listening to him? Or do you simply believe that all of these tens of millions of people are just much, much, much more stupid than you?

    Just for the record, he never recommended that anybody using drugs should be "locked up." He was a vocal opponent of "the war on drugs" from the start of his career in Sacramento. He was mentored by William F. Buckley-- who was both a vocal opponent of criminalization and a stoner! The liberal media poured over transcripts of every broadcast and speech that he ever made after he was busted for buying pain meds. They desperately wanted to.smear him with the charge of being a "hypocrite." They came up empty handed.

    When he was arrested he simply told his audience what he had been arrested for-- what the charges were. He did not excuse himself; he did not proclaim either innocence or plead extenuating circumstances. He said that he had been charged with possession of prescription pain medicine without a prescription. And he left it at that.

    When he went into rehab, he did not even tell his audience where he was going. He just said that personal affairs would keep him off the air for about 30 days. That's it. End of story. From his point of view, it was nobody's business. I agree.

    There was no "crying." There were no emotional outbursts or displays of self-pity or pleas for people to understand what happened.

    These are facts, senorlou. You obviously do not know what you are talking about.

    His only reference to the entire episode was in the course of an interview conducted by William Shatner a few years ago, long after his arrest. He described withdrawal. He said the entire episode had been an incredible learning experience. He said that he felt as if he was a substantially better-- and more humble-- person, because of the entire incident. He said that he is acutely aware that he will have to be vigilant for the rest of his life.

    That's all he has ever said about it.

    Doesn't sound at all like the absurd picture that you painted in your comment above, senorlou.

    There is a great search tool called Nexus. You can use it to verify everything that I have said in this comment.

    He never cried. Ever... But it is obvious to me that you wish he had. And it is also obvious to me that you are trying to make your wishes come true-- or, perhaps, convince others that what you wish to be true, is, in fact, true.

    When nothing could be further from the truth.

    This says a lot about you. But it says nothing about Rush Limbaugh.
  12. senorlou
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    This is all I'm posting about that stupid POS hypocrite. You want to rot your brain with his stupidity, that's your choice:



    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]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
    [/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"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
    [/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"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
    [/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"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.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"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
    [/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](Source: Conspiracy Planet)[/FONT]​
    DECEMBER 5--Rush Limbaugh illegally purchased hundreds of prescription pills a month and sought a quartet of doctors to fuel his drug addiction, according to search warrant applications unsealed yesterday in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
    Investigators executing the searches, which took place November 25 at offices used by Limbaugh's South Florida physicians, accused the radio personality of "doctor shopping," or improperly seeking out practitioners to supply him with an inordinate abundance of painkillers OxyContin, Lorcet, Norco, Hydrocodone, and Kadian, the anti-anxiety drug Xanax, the cholesterol-lowering drug Niacin, and Clonodine, which treats high blood pressure.
    Under Florida law, doctor shopping is punishable by up to five years in prison.
    The affidavits, one of which you'll find here, indicate that authorities began investigating the talk-show host last December after meeting with Wilma Cline, Limbaugh's former maid, and her husband, who told them that they sold Limbaugh "large quantities" of pharmaceutical drugs "over the course of many years." (5 pages)​

    Did that POS go UP THE RIVER? No, he went to some cushy drug rehab - got NO time in prison like he wanted the rest of people LIKE HIM to go. FUCK him. ​
  13. Rob Cypher
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    You forgot the time Rush told a black caller disagreeing with him to "pull that bone out of his nose", among many other racially-tinged insults.

    He's a total hypocrite. He's been caught taking Oxycontin off of his housekeeper and trying to smuggle Viagra into the Dominican Republic, and has never seen any jail time for it. Yet he rants incessantly against drug users and victims of addiction.

    I sometimes wonder if that time he went "deaf" was from abusing cocaine over an extended period, BTW. I've noticed quite a few celebrities that had that happen to them in various degrees, although few admit the source of their troubles.
  14. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Um.... with all due respect, senor lou, the quotes which you have inserted above cannot be found when you do a Nexus search for the dates attributed. Full transcripts of every show that he ever did can be accessed rather easily.

    The fact that your quotes are from "Conspiracy Planet should, sort of, be a tip-off that maybe these are not real quotations.

    12 strokes on your keyboard will reveal that the "bone in your nose" remark was made by Michael Savage-- not Rush Limbaugh. Nexus confirms this.

    If you have to tell lies about your political opponents, this tells me that your political ideas do not have any merit. Only children tell these kinds of lies. And it is most unseemly to promote any political agenda on the basis of such fabrications.
  15. bluenarrative
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Just for the record: the transcripts of his trial and conviction are public record. Anybody can read them. Rush was not "sent to rehab" by the judge. He was found guilty and given minimal probation. The prosecutor stipulated that there was never any question that Rush had no history of abusing any drugs prior to his arrest. They further conceded that his first introduction to oxytocin was in the form of a prescription given to him a few years prior to his conviction. How many people on DF developed problems with pain meds after having them first prescribed by a doctor?

    Oh-- not that it matters much, but you cannot "smuggle" a substance that is neither controlled nor illegal, such as viagra. That is no less ridiculous than accusing somebody of "smuggling" aspirin.

    I just have to say again that, in my opinion, the harder some commenter's try to smear Rush with patent falsehoods and absurd attempts to depict him as a "hypocrite," the more I am inclined to believe that the only hypocrites are those engaging in these infantile tactics. Such people seem to believe that they are, in some way, morally superior to Rush. But I see no evidence of this in the comments above. Quite the contrary.
  16. senorlou
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Jesus fucking Christ! The son of a bitch said drug addicts should be sent UP THE RIVER. do you know what the fuck that means? SENT UP means jail. JAIL - PRISON behind bars.
    Then when the stupid prick gets busted with shitloads of pills - what does he do? He finagles his way out of it - gets no time. Rush got fired from ESPN for saying some stupid racist shit about black quarterbacks because he's a complete, full-on racist.
    I remember when he got busted - I listened and watched the press conference. He's a pathetic, racist, POS hypocrite. Anybody who listens to him is destroying whatever puny mind they have. You can accuse me of making up lies. I guess it hurts to realize what a complete SUCKER you've been for this creep.
    You aren't happy with the quotes of the hypocrite I gave you? OK, here is from another website:
    http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/limbaugh-on-drugs/
    He makes fun of a heroin addict at one point. Oh, the irony.
    Is CBS news a good enough site for you, SUCKER. Limburger got 2,000 pills in six months from four different doctors in 2003. Check out his quotes.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rush-limbaugh-arrested-on-drug-charges/

    More quotes from TIME magazine:



    Quotes by Rush Limbaugh:
    • "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society."
    The Rush Limbaugh Show, August 12, 2005
    • "Condoms only work during the school year."
    — item number 12 on the 1994 list of 35 Undeniable Truths
    • "It's like the Super Bowl. If your team isn't in it, you root for the team you hate less. That's McCain."
    — on his dislike for John McCain, The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2008
    • "Either he didn't take his medication or he's acting."
    — on Michael J Fox's Parkinson's symptoms, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Oct. 23, 2006
    • "Socks is the White House cat. But did you know there is also a White House dog?"
    — while holding up a photograph of 13-year-old Chelsea Clinton on his 1993 television show, Rush Limbaugh
    • "I thank God for my addiction. It made me understand my shortcomings."
    — on his prescription drug scandal. The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2008
    • "The man is Ted Baxter."
    — describing Bill O'Reilly as the buffoonish character on The Mary Tyler Moore show. The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2008
    • "I hope he fails."
    — on his hope for Barack Obama's presidency. The Rush Limbaugh Show, Jan. 16, 2009
    • "Take that bone out of your nose and call me back."
    — to an African American caller, while hosting a Top 40 music program under the name Jeff Christie in the 1970s
    • "They're out there protesting what they actually wish would happen to them sometimes."
    — on women who protest against sexual harassment. The Rush Limbaugh Show, April 26, 2004
    • "It was like being summoned to as close to God on earth as you can get."
    — on being invited to William F. Buckley's apartment for the first time. The Rush Limbaugh Show, Feb. 27, 2008
    Quotes about Rush Limbaugh:
    • "He helped set the agenda."
    — Karl Rove, about Limbaugh's influence on the 1994 Republican Congressional landslide and the "Contract with America." The New York Times Magazine July 6, 2008
    • "Dear Rush, Thanks for all you're doing to promote Republican and conservative principles...Sincerely, Ron"
    — A letter from former President Ronald Reagan, reprinted in The National Review, Sept. 6, 1993
    • "He's a phenomenon like the Beatles."
    — Michael Harrison, editor and publisher of Talkers magazine. The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2008
    • "I had a great time in the Dominican Republic. Wish I could tell you about it."
    — after Palm Beach International Airport authorities caught him with a bottle of Viagra with a prescription that was not in his name. The Rush Limbaugh Show, reprinted on CBSNews.com, Jun. 27, 2006
    • "I used to listen to him in the car...I'd notice that I disagreed with everything he was saying, yet I not only wanted to keep listening, I actually liked him."
    — NPR's Ira Glass, The New York Times Magazine, July 6, 2008
    • "Rush Limbaugh was singled out for prosecution because of who he is. We believe the state attorney's office is applying a double standard."
    — Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney during the prescription drug scandal, to the Associated Press, Jan. 4, 2004
    • "He's smart, he's tough, and he isn't going away, much to the annoyance of the liberal crowd."
    — Bob Dole, The National Review, Sept. 6, 1993
    • "I think Rush is a great leader for conservatives. I think he articulates what a lot of people are concerned about."
    — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Larry King Live, Mar. 2, 2009
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    Read more: Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh - TIME http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1882947,00.html#ixzz2sF0wE9y7

    I always wondered what kind of people actually listened to this POS. I'm not surprised.
  17. idfma
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    As usual, you are incorrect. Viagra, I believe, is known as a 'legend' drug, which means that, while it is not a 'controlled substance' under the US Code, it is not legal to possess or dispense without a prescription. As a matter of fact, that's what a legend drug is: a prescription drug. In general, I think that each state is in charge of regulating legend drugs.

    To possess or dispense/distribute without a prescription is a misdemeanor in most, if not all states, so, yes, actually, it is illegal and possible to smuggle such a substance. It is simply not as serious an offense as trying to smuggle cocaine or meth.

    You should be able to look it up. The nice thing about talking with people who don't check their facts and just spout off whatever comes off the top of their heads (you know, like Rush Limbaugh), is that I can do the same. However, I only do it, if I know I'm saying something accurate. It's still nice that I don't have to hold myself to my usual standards of double-checking to make sure, though. Things go faster that way.

    BN, I thought for a moment I may have misjudged you during our last exchange--thank you for removing any doubt of who or what you are.
  18. Basoodler
    Re: Rush Limbaugh: Obama’s concept of equality is that all teens ‘required to get hig

    Has anyone pointed out that the united states has been pretty damn socialist for decades?

    Welfare
    section 8
    H.e.a.p.
    H.u.d.
    Family tax credit
    Wic
    Medicare
    Medicaid
    Unemployment
    Workers compensation
    Agriculture aid ( several)
    Road and highway maintenance
    Snow removal
    Public transportation
    Our half assed school system
    Snap
    Earned incom tax credit

    And many many more.. The fact that the state and cities maintain our infrastructure via tax collected is big time socialist.
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