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Rush Limbaugh drug-war quotes. Hypocrite windbag! Audio and banners, too!
by eco man
Sunday Oct 12th, 2003 11:27 PM
It is funny to watch the wrong wing fall over themselves in their care and concern for the addiction of Rush Limbaugh. Even funnier still to read the previous drug warrior tirades from Rush. Check out the audio clip and banner, too.
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"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."
-- Rush Limbaugh. October 5, 1995 show transcript.
http://www.takebackthemedia.com/gophotwrush.html

"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. October 5, 1995 show transcript.
http://www.takebackthemedia.com/gophotwrush.html

"It's kind of like sentencing. A lot of people say that we have a heavy sentence for this crime and a light sentence for another crime, and what we ought to do is reduce the heavy sentence so it's more in line with the other. Wrong. In most cases we ought to increase the light sentence and make it compatible with the heavy sentence, and be serious about punishment because we are becoming too tolerant as a society, folks, especially of crime, in too many parts of the country."
-- Rush Limbaugh. October 5, 1995 show transcript.
http://www.takebackthemedia.com/gophotwrush.html

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by 666
Tuesday Oct 14th, 2003 8:35 AM
Let's see how HTML posting is working out lately.

Evil morons.

*Adolph Hitler. Ex-Moron-in-Chief. War criminal. DEAD.
*Joseph Goebbels. Hitler's Minister of Propaganda. DEAD.
*Rush Limbaugh. Corporatist Propagandist. Rush Windbag.
*Bill O'Reilly. Propagandist. 5-minute Harassment "Interview" lectures.
*Pat Robertson. Fundamentalist. Male-based Christianity. Versus female.
*Osama Bin Laden. Islamic Male Fundamentalist. Old-time patriarchy.
*Jerry Falwell. Male Fundamentalist. Neither moral, nor in majority.
*Nancy Reagan. Propagandist. "Just Say No." Role-played subservient female.
*Henry Kissinger. War criminal. Death squads. 9/11 investigation mole.
*Ariel Sharon. War criminal. Jewish Male Fundamentalist supporter.
*George W. Bush. MORON #1. Christian Male Fundamentalist supporter. Drug-war criminal.

[TopLink]

35 years of Republicrat EVIL.
1968 to 2003. Creating the U.S.

Drug War Incarceration Nation
of arch-drug-warriors
Nixon, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II.
Texas = state-sponsored
drug war terrorism!

Remember Tulia, Texas!

*Evil Drug-War Prison Labor Camps! The Majority of the 2.17 million U.S. prisoners in 2002 were incarcerated due to the Drug War! Drug crimes (24%), drug-related crimes (such as robbing to get money for drugs that are expensive because of the drug war), drug trade crimes, drug-related parole violations, etc.. The USA has 5% of the world's population and 25% (2.17 million) of the world's 8.75 million prisoners. Since the year 2000 the USA again has the world's highest incarceration rate! It is 5 to 19 times higher than all other Western (long democratic traditions) nations. The U.S. rate is over 3 times higher than it was in 1980 during the first presidential election of far-right arch-drug-warriors Ronald (6) Wilson (6) Reagan (6) and Nancy ("Just Say No") Reagan. The U.S. rate is almost 5 times higher than in 1971 when arch-criminal "law-and-order" President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." 6.5 million U.S. adults, or 3.1% of all U.S. adults, or 1 in 32 adults in the USA, were under correctional supervision (in jail, in prison, on probation, or on parole) at yearend 2000. That is when the true Millennium ended, and when the governor (1994 to 2000) of Texas, and President-select, George W. Bush, the moron Antichrist, left a legacy of a full 1% of all Texans incarcerated! Bush government waste: It costs around $25,000 per prisoner per year. In 2002 Texas leads all other U.S. states with 4.7 percent of the Texas adult population under correctional supervision: jail, prison, probation, parole. Statistics, references, links, and charts:

*The majority of the 2.17 million prisoners in the USA are in due to the 666 drug war! This Reagan-Revolution, Reaganomics-era, Republican-led, "kinder gentler" Beast came slithering in wearing corporatist politicians' suits, and the robes of judges and fundamentalist ministers. Click the mirror links: http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/y/majority.htm and
http://members.fortunecity.com/multi19/majority.htm
by me
Wednesday Oct 15th, 2003 10:08 AM
I don't know how anyone can defend this hypocritical windbag, he's so tough on leftists and drug users he should just volunteer to put his own ass in jail. Isn't that what you preach, there, Rushie? Jackass...
by me
Wednesday Oct 15th, 2003 10:13 AM
Rush is a hypocritical windbag. Suppose he'll volunteer to do jail time? Of course not. Jackass...
by deep thinker
Thursday Oct 16th, 2003 12:16 PM
give me a break! you people are ridiculous!! how quickly you resort to pathetic insults! would anyone voluntarily submit themselves to jail?? he'll probably undergo a trial or investigation and if he has to go to jail, I'm sure he will. that's the right thing to do. it's law abiding, and I'm sure he'll do it if that's what happens.
speeding is illegal. have you ever sped before? then why don't you just trot yourself down to the local prison and turn yourself in? we all speed. does this mean we can't support laws against speeding?! we have no place to criticize unless we are perfect? is that what you're saying? we have to be a saint to be able to suggest laws for society???
look, Rush has been addicted to drugs for five or six years. all of your quotes are from '95. show me a quote of his within the last 6 yrs to illustrate his alleged hypocrisy.
it seems clear to me, you just hate him and will point to anything you can to try to make his message illegitimate. unfortuantely, most people can see through your low blows.
by thinking
Thursday Oct 16th, 2003 1:07 PM
FYI, even if Rush talked about drugs in '95 and then used them in '96, he is still a hypocrite. Are you serious? And, of course, these people hate Rush. He has been a big lying windbag for so many years. We love to see self-appointed moral dictators fall. And they always do. Get it?
by thinking
Thursday Oct 16th, 2003 1:14 PM
FYI, even if Rush talked about drugs in '95 and then used them in '96, he is still a hypocrite. Are you serious? And, of course, these people hate Rush. He has been a big lying windbag for so many years. We love to see self-appointed moral dictators fall. And they always do. Get it?
by US. Astronomical drug inmate total. Vs Europe
Friday Oct 17th, 2003 5:12 AM
Rush and his rabid-right pundit friends on hate radio, Fox News, Clear Channel, etc. are responsible for the facts below. It would take years of apologies and retractions and talk radio on their part to undo the drug-war insanity they are responsible for.

Chart from July 2000 report:
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Corporate Republicrat USA: Nearly half a million people are behind bars for non-violent drug law violations.

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4.8% of Texas adults in jail, prison, probation, parole! Texas leads!

by Yeah right!
Friday Oct 17th, 2003 9:05 AM
I was reading your post and a thought struck me. Your arguments, about how we all sin, and that people are human, and make mistakes, and that we should trust in the legal system, and all that....They're all LIBERAL arguments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That, I hope is the biggest impact of all this. Previously closed-minded conservatives will actually put some thought into our nation's drug problem instead of trusting in slogans spewed by right-wing infotainers. Here's the truth. Talk raido conservatism only works in the vacuum of talk raido. In the real world it falls apart (see the Bush policy in Iraq).

There is a silver lining here for liberals that doesn't involve finding joy in someone else's weaknesses. It has to do with the loss of the conservative right's ability to use one of it's favorite weapons. They're forced to see the human, not just the drugs. That 'ol "lock 'em up and throw away the key" rhetoric rings hollow now. Much as the whole "I didn't inhale" joke fell through when the Republicans nominated and subsequently elected an ex-coke monkey to the Presidency.

There's a lesson here. We're ALL human. The only difference between Rush, and that guy pimping himself on the street corner, or that person who breaks your car window to steal your CDs for drug money is that Rush had enough cash on hand that he didn't have to resort to degrading, or petty crime. Remember that next time you're driving in your car and saying "you tell 'em" to some virulent slogan/rant spewed by the next right wing windbag you choose to mindlessly serve.
by Policymaker
Monday Oct 20th, 2003 1:22 PM
Sooo, now you whiners are moaning lay off poor little rushbo, Yet you all thought it was so humorous when little rushbo made fun of anyone with a different point of view as his. How funny you all thought it was, when he and others like him showed total disrespect to former President Clinton. After all the name calling, mud-slinging, and kicking others when they were down poor lil rushbo's dittoheads starts crying big ole crocodile tears when their she-ro is caught doing drugs. But what else would you expect from a coward who trys to slam search great heroes as Gen. Clark and Sen. Kerry when he (rush limbaugh) was too chicken-hearted to serve his Country in the Armed Forces when he was of age. If rush didn't serve he should never speak aganst the brave men and women who did.
by More Conservative One
Wednesday Oct 22nd, 2003 8:04 AM
...we just need to send you to the processing chamber to have your body turned into food to feed those OF US WHO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG. Ya know, us conservatives like eating the innards of those we despise.

Maybe we can save your head and mount it on a pole in town square, along with a (drug company endorsed) explaination about how you came to your current situation...on second thought, NO, just Soylent Rush for the masses!
by Brett
(bbozof [at] utk.edu) Tuesday Oct 28th, 2003 10:46 AM
i like the fact that when you search for rush lim. drug use on google it comes up with a web link to the fox news site. in the article it talks of how bad drug use is and for our society and yet on the page there are at least five advertisments for web users to click on so that they can buy perscription drugs such as the ones mentioned in the article. does anyone see this as wrong or is it just me.
by The Turdmaster
Tuesday Dec 23rd, 2003 9:40 AM

You know what is amusing? Take a look at the broadcast dates of these quotes. They were said back in 1995. This is before Rush Limbaugh got addicted.
Did you realize that Rush Limbaugh avoided the subject of drugs after he got hooked specifically because he had a problem?
Hypocrisy would only exist if you actually found an anti-drug comment that he said while he was on drugs.
But I wouldn't really expect rational discussion, you'll believe what you want to believe, not what is true.

by Richard
Friday Dec 26th, 2003 11:36 AM
Im not a democrap, or a repudican, rather I am with the majority of Americans who used to fear your crazy ideologes but now finds you hysterically amusing. So tell me something folks...lol, how does it feel to be helpless and laughed at for your radiculous values and intense emotional spats. Is it out of ignerance that you say you need to take back the media? After all, you and your freinds in the main streem press own it...lol. I just thought I should let my extremist liberal friends, know that the more you come out of the closet and try to instruct me and the other 250 million like me, the more we will laugh at you and make fun of you and treat you with childish contempt, just like we did to Nazi's, black panthers and the KKK. In November 2004 you will all cry and act OUTRAGED when we vote against you and for our ouwn interests, like family, country, and the right to own any vehicle we want. If you think it's bad now...lol get your passports ready and call ahead to Europe for reservations so you don't have to live in cardboard boxes in europes drug ridden, scummy public parks.
With love ,
Rich
P.S. Save enough to send a post card back to let us know in the USA how much you donnot miss us :)
by Berkeley Freshman
Saturday Dec 27th, 2003 1:17 PM


Rush Limbaugh is a coward a chicken-hawk is dodged the draft to fight in Vietnam because he had anal problems
by true enough
Saturday Dec 27th, 2003 1:29 PM
As for Limbaugh himself, the broadcaster stated that he was not drafted during the Vietnam War because he had been classified 4-F after a physical found that he had an "inoperable pilonidal cyst" and "a football knee from high school." He added: "I made no effort to evade it or avoid it."
http://www.snopes.com/military/limbaugh.htm
by Haha
Monday Jan 12th, 2004 10:56 PM
* Hypocrisy would only exist if you actually found an
* anti-drug comment that he said while he was on drugs.

By your logic, that means that chickenhawks aren't hypocrites since they weren't actually dodging the draft while they were cheering for sending our troops off to die in Iraq. Seriously, nobody's going to "rationally debate" an irrational apologist such as yourself.
by Moshe
(m.soloweszyk [at] att.net) Monday Jan 19th, 2004 5:58 AM
You guys are sooooooooooo ridiculous. Rush is not even being investigated for using illegal drugs. The drugs he is using such as oxycotin and the like are prescribed to millions of Americans ever year. The begining of this investigation the inquirer was talking about illegaly buying drugs, now the investigation is on "doctor shopping". That is something that is almost impossible to prove. I don't see in any of your quotes where Rush talks about Doctor Shopping. I am sure you can show me where he does???

I suppose hypocracy is just a term you use to try to engage in character assasination on someone who you cna't go toe to toe with on the issues.

Game, Set, Match: RUSH
by NGD
Wednesday Jan 21st, 2004 5:06 PM
Moshe, lying to a physician in order to obtain a prescription for controlled substances such as Oxycontin is illegal. In fact it probably violates more state and federal laws than simply buying the drug off the street. Describing what Limbaugh did as "Doctor Shopping" is absurd. He was/is a drug addict who committed illegal acts to satisfy his habbit. Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
by CC
Friday Jan 23rd, 2004 10:38 AM
The fact that Rush made those anti-drug comments a year or two before he himself became an addict is not the issue. The fact that he said them at all then conspired to buy drugs illegally IS the issue. He knew what he had said on the air and went out and acted as badly as thse he has maligned for years. No, he may not have been stoined when he made those comments. YES he is a hypocrite for doing drugs especially AFTER he had made all those comments. Where's your argument now?
by Anti-war, on drugs
Friday Jan 23rd, 2004 9:57 PM
Hypocrisy is not necessarily speaking against something WHILE doing it, although I would consider this a greater degree of that particular offense. Making virulent, hateful rants against those who commit "crimes" which have no victims is, to me, bad enough, but Mr. Limbaugh, as with everyone, is entitled to his opinion.
What he is not entitled to do, is go on these virulent rants about locking up drug users, and then to go commit the very same act himself. The simplest definition of hypocrisy is "not practicing what you preach", and I believe it has been amply evidenced that:
1. Mr. Limbaugh has spoken out vehemently against drug use and drug users.
2. Mr. Limbaugh has, by his own admission, been a drug user himself.
If this does not make him a hypocrite, I would challenge someone to tell me why...
by monty
(monte789 [at] aol.com) Sunday Jan 25th, 2004 9:01 PM
loser.
find quotes that are more recent than 9-10 years old.

by Stuff it
Wednesday Feb 18th, 2004 2:49 AM
Rush is a blazing hippo-critical pill poping junky propoganizing con man. And you're a fl y on his fat ass.
by mcqueen
Saturday Feb 28th, 2004 11:18 PM
Yes, but for your analogy to work you must first not find someone who speeds when driving, you must find someone how speeds and advocated from a spoabox, if you will, putting spedders in jail. That is the difference. Your analogy is not comporable. Do you see that?

"and if he has to go to jail, I'm sure he will. that's the right thing to do. it's law abiding, and I'm sure he'll do it if that's what happens".

Pardon me, but what on God's earth are you talking about. If he has to go to jail he'll go to jail that's for certain, not because it's law abiding or because it's the right thing to do.
Of course he'll do it. He'll be under arrest for God's sake. He won't have a "choice." Are you a child? Seriously, how old are you?

Also, as a former drug addict myself I have good reason to doubt that this man's drug use started when he says it did.

The hypocricy is that like all phoneys he does not hold himself to the same standard he holds others.

His great crime is not his drug addiction but rather his national spotlight calling for the incarceration of "others" who use/sell/traffic in drugs.

Of course people hate him. He is a dispicable irresponsable dangerous man.

I dare say if you knew the facts and if you realized how absurdly "dumb" many of the things he says you would dislike him also.

Do you know that he claims that the only federal government initiative that works is our monetary system?

His listeners should be insulted when he directs inane comments toward them believing that they are so ignorant that they will believe his absurd proclimations.

by me
Sunday Apr 4th, 2004 5:46 AM
seriously what a liar i hope rush and everybody in fox news is burned alive
by Bob
Wednesday Apr 14th, 2004 7:00 PM
Just because he's done what he did doesn't make what he did any less wrong...

And though it's been accused, there still isn't any evidence that he actually did anything illegal. His medical records were seized without a proper subpena (which is a direct violation of Florida law), then to cover their tracks, the prosicuters released information - some of it blaitely false - in an attept to diflect iquary as to where they got off doing what they did...

I have a family member who's medical records "mysteriously" dissapeared after his doctor was charged with illegally perscribing medications... The cops deny they took it... Yeah right...

They also were having problems getting good evedience against the doctor, so they threw a bunch of crazy stuff at him to try to convict him of murder... This includes accusing him of being responcible for a woman who died in a car accident who was on medication... Incidentally the woman was in the passenger seat, and played no role in the accident itself... Anybody who was in that seat would be dead... Also a woman overdosed after taking multiple times the dosage that she was perscribed. I personally take a pain killer for a dibilitating medical condition. I average 3 pills a day, which is what I'm perscribed. Now, I could take 50 right now & would overdose... Would this make my doctor responcible?

They also charged a pharmacist for filling perscriptions, aka for doing his job. He apparently was supposed to override the perscritpions, and tell the patient "Sorry, your doctor shouldn't have written you this perscription." Again, as I said, they charged a pharmacist for filling perscriptions, which is a pharmacists sole job... If my pharmacist didn't fill my perscriptions, I would surely be angry to say the least... I also would have serious issues due to my long line of medical problems...

And aside from this former patients of the doctor in question now CANNOT GET MEDICAL TREATMENT!!! If a patient goes to see a doctor, and that doctor hears who their doctor used to be, they will tell them to get lost. These doctors are affraid that if they treat these people, even though they have valid medical needs, they're affraid that they will be charged and go though this process. This included my family member going into a hosptial after being completely off of mediation (for a broken back), and being screamed at by the emergency room doctor who refused to continue treatment after he heard who his doctor used to be. This doctor felt he was in desperate need of treatment, so he immediatly began to administer mediation. The doctor, seeming concerned, then asked who his doctor is (questioning why he was allowed to reach the state he was in). When he was told he immedatly stoped doing everything and screamed. He was so rude in fact that while they were wating for discharge, another patient also waiting for discharge came up and said just how rude the doctor was and that we should file a complaint. The discharging nurse said "I realize this is unfair, but it's just the way it is..."
--

At any rate the bottom line here is that these kind of games are being played nation wide, and law officials are getting away with blatently illegal and extreamly questionable tactics... Anybody can be harmed by these tactics... If you ever need pain medication, you can be screwed by these people as well. Even if you do absolutely nothing wrong, or even anything questionable...

As long as these law enforcement officials get away with these tactics without being challenged, we all are at risk...
The show was sometime in late 2000 or early 2001 - although I guess it all depends on what the meaning of the word "heard" is...
by himler
(yahoo.com) Sunday Jan 2nd, 2005 2:22 PM
i had heard lush (Rush) talk about lock em all up the same year he got ( busted ) , my father 74 listens to him and at time i have to beg him to turn it off as rush . makes me sick . but he did indeed speak about drug users all the time and recently before his arrest .
by Ron Peters
(rocketronniep3 [at] yahoo.com) Monday May 1st, 2006 4:26 PM
What is your argument? He became addicted to prescription drugs because he was legaly prescribed the drugs by a doctor. Prior to being prescribed the drugs he believed that people who violated drug laws should be punished accordingly, he was prescribed the drugs, became addicted and now is possibly going to be punished.
As far as his opinion on drug laws now, I doubt they have changed much. He probably still believes that people manufacturing, transporting, selling, and using illegal (street drugs) should be punished accordingly, as they should. His opinion on those addicted to prescription drugs may or may not have changed, so how is he a hypocrite?
by But that's just an attack
Monday May 1st, 2006 4:31 PM
The reality is that he was 'doctor shopping' which is illegal. But the hypocrisy is his general ignorant stance re: drugs (use, misuse, abuse, dependence, legal, prohibited). The drug war is an utter failure, and while we could (and I'd love to) debate what does work--one thing is for certain: the current fear-based approach and thinking in this country is a monumental failure. Ineffectual--and actually causing more problems instead of solving any. I could go on but I'll see if you come back 1st.
by TW
Monday May 1st, 2006 6:13 PM
"The drug war is ... a monumental failure. Ineffectual-- and actually causing more problems instead of solving any."

The real purpose of the policy is probably to keep abuse rampant while keeping the illegality non-debatable in the minds of the vast herd. Illegality is what makes it so incredibly profitable, and that's why you can forget about legalization. The US ruling class is up to its eyeballs in this trillion-dollar-a-year business, backed up by their goon squads, the CIA and Pentagon. Also, this supplies the pretext for their program to suppress the reproductive rate of blacks by keeping hundreds of thousands of black men behind bars until they're middle aged.

I have more respect for cockroaches than for these fascist vermin. They just need to die, all of them. It's the only rational thing to do, which is how the French, Russian, and Chinese revolutions understood it. Only a fool tries to negotiate with this kind of filth. That doesn't serve justice at all.
by TL Hedtke
Monday Feb 2nd, 2009 9:10 AM
Because speeding isn't a incarcinatible crime you imbecile. No wonder Limbaugh has so many supporters; it's those who really havne't a clue about anything at all. See, drug abuse is no laughing matter. It's very serious. It happens to hundreds of thousands in this country and it is difficult to overcome. What's so absolutely and positively hilarious about this man's drug abuse, however, is that he is so damn critical of anyone who isn't perfect. THAT, my friend is what makes this such an exceptional case. If you want to be judgmental, you first must make sure you, yourself, is clean, or you'll end up like poor little Rushie here. IDIOT! WINDBAG! Anyone can get on the radio and talk about their opinions. It takes a real idiot to do it and not understand that some day his own misbehavior, that which he criticizes in others, will some day be made public accidentally and his credibility will be obliterated in the blink of an eye.
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