Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Doper Scold Rush Limbaugh

© Stan Spire 2009

Last week on his radio program Rush Limbaugh ridiculed people who smoke marijuana. He said about half the questions sent in to President Obama during an online town hall meeting pertained to legalizing pot.

If Obama succeeds with his economic plans, claimed Limbaugh, then capitalism will be ruined and there will be no chance for anyone to get ahead in this country. He commented that maybe that’s what the Liberals wanted, people out of work, stuck at home, doing a doobie.

October 2003. The National Inquirer revealed that Limbaugh was being investigated for illegally obtaining the prescription painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone. After other news outlets picked up the story, Limbaugh admitted on his radio program that he was addicted to painkillers and he was entering rehab.

He was in trouble for “doctor shopping,” feeding his addiction from getting prescriptions from different doctors. As a Conservative, Limbaugh had attacked the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). The ACLU, due to the issue of a patient’s right to privacy, supported Limbaugh in his fight against the authorities, arguing that the prosecutor had illegally seized Limbaugh’s medical records, a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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