Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"Please Open Your Bag, Sir"

Yesterday, I was in the car, and when Jim Rome goes to commercial I dial down to Rush Limbaugh to keep up with the RWSM*. The local Triple-A rightwing loudmouth Paul W. Smith was called up to the big leagues from Detroit and was getting the start for Limbaugh on the national broadcast. This guy's actually even more interminable than Rush, so I quickly tuned out.

Now I find out why he was filling in...
Sources have confirmed to CBS4 News that conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been detained at Palm Beach International Airport for the possible possession of illegal prescription drugs Monday evening.

Limbaugh was returning on a flight from the Dominican Republic when officials found the drugs, among them Viagra.

Limbaugh entered a plea deal back in April in a previous case where his charge of fraud to conceal information to obtain prescriptions was dropped under the condition he continue undergoing treatment for addiction.

Limbaugh had admitted to being addicted to pain killers on his radio program and had entered a rehabilitation program prior to that arrest.

Let me be the first to say...

His lawyer claims that he had a legitimate prescription in his doctor's name for privacy purposes. Whatever. If he's travelling internationally with sketchy prescription drugs and getting detained for it in customs, the situation is more complicated than "just" Viagra with another name on the bottle.

The defense that this "was just prescription drugs" and a misunderstanding cuts no ice with me. Rush (nice name for a dope fiend, huh?) was addicted to prescription drugs and busted for doctor-shopping.

To me, the fact that he is travelling internationally with a variety of drugs tells me he still has an addiction. If he was jetting on down to the DR for a little sex party, he doesn't need to carry-on a medicine cabinet's worth of little blue pills. He brings what he needs and comes back empty, or has it waiting for him there. He's on fucking probation, fer crissakes! He's taking too many chances here. Something's up.

So, how do all of the conservative family values dittoheads square this island-hoppng, pill-popping and Viagra-chugging from a thrice-divorced, unmarried drug offender, anyway?

I don't wish that fat hypocritical bastard an addiction, but I will laugh my ass off and thoroughly enjoy his humiliation if it's forthcoming.

Schadenfreude's a bitch, Rush.

*Right Wing Smear Machine.


Smitty said...

It kills me how racist and classist this shit is. He gets away woth it, knowing his mouth-breathing audience considers his addiction a "problem" that can be cured.

But in downtown Detroit, these same people see it as a scourge worth a mandatory minimum drug sentence twice as long as is humane among a group of people for whom there is no cure because of their own "moral corruption."

And fuck Paul W. Smith too. I hate that guy. Speaking of mouth-breathers. Thank GOD we don't get him here in Lansing.

Otto Man said...

They are relying on a class/race double standard Smitty. Too bad Rush himself condemned middle-class prescription pill-poppers a few years back.

Is it wrong that I'm not only hoping he gets locked up for a while, but that his cellmate is a 300-lb. sociopath named Lucille? No? Good.

S.W. Anderson said...

What with Limbaugh, Bill Bennett, Henry Hyde, Newt Gingrich and some others, I wonder if being found out as a brass-plated hypocrite is some kind of right-wing mark of distinction.

Mr Furious said...

I wonder if being found out as a brass-plated hypocrite is some kind of right-wing mark of distinction.

I bet it is within those walls. I'm sure any time these clowns get together, they have a big laugh about all the shit they get away with and how they have everybody in their base duped.

I genrally am opposed to mandatory sentencing, but I'll make an exception for Limbaugh. He needs somebody to go Rockefeller on his fat ass.