Friday, April 28, 2006

Rush to justice?

Rush Limbaugh turned himself into Palm Beach County police today and was booked, fingerprinted and his mug shot taken (Below). This was the culmination of a three-year investigation into illegal drug activity by the radio show host.

Limbaugh was "doctor shopping" or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions for Oxycodone. He received about 2,000 painkillers, prescribed by four doctors in six months, at a pharmacy near his Palm Beach mansion.

Before his own problems became public, Limbaugh had decried drug use and abuse and mocked President Clinton for saying he had not inhaled when he tried marijuana. He often made the case that drug crimes deserve punishment.

"Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. ... 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," Limbaugh said on his short-lived television show on Oct. 5, 1995.

He had gone as far as to suggest that women found guilty of any drug charge should have their children taken away from them permanently.

This is a perfect example of how hypocritical major right wing players can be. They decry drug use, yet they use them (Limbaugh). They decry sexual perversion, and then get caught with prostitutes (Swaggart) They decry corruption, and then they participate in it. (Delay, Reed, Cunningham, etc.)

This fat little slime ball will never spend one day in jail. What a shame.


Blogger the fourth person said...

As I understand it, his drug abuse severely damaged his hearing. too bad it didn't do the same for his voice.
it's not the crime that kills me, it is the self righteous hypocracy from any side.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I agree with you completely.

The self righteous hypocracy is what keeps me out of church as well. I am a fairly spiritual person, but I am sick of these people thinking they can look down on others. The people that often judge others, are usually the ones that are most screwed up.

- "He who is without sin ... let him cast the first stone"
- "Judge not ... lest thee be judged"

I really wish they would all stop quoting the bible and start reading it.

6:07 PM  
Blogger grumpygirl said...

yet, there are thousands of other really important issues in this country that need attention, money that could been spent making lives better for those who can't even afford health insurance or food. but we spend $$ prosecuting rush limbaugh.

11:40 PM  
Blogger the fourth person said...

sorry, "hypocrisy" you'd never know i majored in English. Anyway, yes. the Church thing. I consider myself spiritual too and even tried going to a christian church that was proud of it's INCLUSIVITY of people that often felt excluded by others, yet I felt excluded because I was "single" and not of the temperament to become one of two of a kind. but i am tangenting. (did, that word just come into existence?)

11:34 AM  

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