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NY Daily News: Rush Limbaugh in Pill Probe -- Talk radio star had drug habit, maid sez
NY Daily News & Drudge ^ | October 1, 2003 | Tracy Connor

Posted on 10/01/2003 10:41:34 PM PDT by lainie

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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Agreed. This is not "made up." This newspaper would be put out of business by Rush's lawsuit if they concocted this out of thin air.

I suppose it is possible that Rush did not trust doctors to keep giving him the meds he craved; after all, lately doctors are not likely to be later blamed for feeding the habits of celebrities and leading to their deaths. So many stories have come out. So perhaps getting OTHER people's prescriptions would have been his only way.

It sounds like Marta did NOT know about this.

If they really do have tapes, it's not like people wouldn't recognize that voice.

I would have respect for Rush if he had come on the air and told us he had accidentally gotten in over his head with pain medication. I think we all would have prayed for him and been there for him as he attempted to get help.

However, this sneakiness and illegality is horrendous. We expect so much MORE from Rush. Also, he REPRESENTS us, in some ways. He now makes us all look like phonies. If only he had not gone the illegal route.

Innocent until proven guilty, I need to remind myself, but this looks bad.

My heart is actually sore about this.

141 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: quidnunc
Don't kid yourself, this is a serious hit.


142 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:18 PM PDT by slimer (i'm mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore!)
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To: Fledermaus
Even with tolerance, I agree he should be obviously impaired. More reason to doubt much of the premise of the story.
143 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:22 PM PDT by Lawdoc
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To: MJY1288
"If the cleaning lady gave Rush the pills from her husbands prescription, how did she get the thousands of other pills. She claims in this story that she contacted the investigators after Rush said to destroy her PC. This story has holes big enough to fly Air Force One through"

I'm wondering that too. Are housekeepers typically part of drug rings?! It's too weird that either a) she happened to have major drug connections or b) she didn't have major drug connections and obtained "thousands" of pills without a bit of trouble. Where was she getting it all?

A stray thought, had Rush done a criminal background check before he hired her? Seems like someone in his position would have potential employees investigated by an agency before letting them into his home...

144 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:49 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: PRND21
You caught that analogy too. I'm so mad right now. I can't even go to bed.
145 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:50 PM PDT by bluebunny (Formerly known as lemondropkid56)
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To: jd777
Why should it be different for Rush?

It shouldn't..I think he should resign, get better, and come back stronger than ever, and get over 700 affiliate radio stations to broadcast his message.

This is a criminal least to my understanding.
146 posted on 10/01/2003 11:17:54 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
Gerry Spence might get him off. Juries do what they want to do.
147 posted on 10/01/2003 11:18:16 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "This Train don't carry no scammers - no AlSharptons, no midnight ramblers - This Train.")
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To: Timesink
Holy crap.
148 posted on 10/01/2003 11:18:33 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: TrappedInLiberalHell
Bill Clinton had forcible anal sex with dogs. I said it, it must be so (mods, I don't mind if you delete my post, in fact I probably deserve it). If someone hits abuse on me I won't raise a fuss.

But don't delete this, snicker, snicker....

149 posted on 10/01/2003 11:18:33 PM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: lainie
Real credible source. /sarcasm
150 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:01 PM PDT by anymouse
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To: Yaelle
My heart is breaking. It sounds totally credible.

Are you interested in a bridge I have for sale?

151 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:05 PM PDT by Fledermaus (What's the point anymore?)
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To: GOPrincess
I agree. This really sucks. And don't kid yourelf, if even 25% of this is true, it's going to be a big blow for us, and terrible for Rush.
152 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:13 PM PDT by Hildy (SUCKER: Short-sighted Uncompromising Conservative Kool-Aid-drinking Elitist Republican.)
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To: Lancey Howard
He used to be; I've no idea if he still is.
153 posted on 10/01/2003 11:19:49 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: RobFromGa
I beat you to that comment by hours. :)
154 posted on 10/01/2003 11:20:04 PM PDT by adam_az
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To: Hildy
This story is complete B.S. Again, pain killers make you fat and speed makes you lose weight. Rush has lost weight but no one says he is on speed. Therefore Rush is not on any drugs at all.
155 posted on 10/01/2003 11:20:26 PM PDT by pete anderson
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To: lainie
4,350 in one 47-day period

well folks, i've known some folks who had some serious drug problems. however, i have never known anyone who could take this much medication in this time period and live.

not only does the amount seem way out of line (even if he was hoarding), but el-rushbo is sending the maid to get his drugs??? regular, middle class, drug addicts manage to get a doctor (or two) to write a scrip - do you think rush has got to go to the streets? pleeze. tell it someone who doesn't know about this stuff.

i smell a RAT.

156 posted on 10/01/2003 11:20:31 PM PDT by radiohead
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To: Pro-Bush
How can it possibly be true? We have been listening to the guy every week, and he has been under intense medical attention over the last couple of years. He has probably had hundreds of blood test during the period. Something this explosive would have been all over the media a years ago. Furthermore, the guy is not a recluse, he is out and about in public every week. If there were any substance to this thay would have arrested him and tried already.
157 posted on 10/01/2003 11:20:53 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: Sir Valentino
Yeah... you're right, if he just went through a pharmacy like anyone else.

But anyone with that much money can finger out how to get the stuff by the bottle, via the (aforementioned) sleazy doctor's narcotics license.

There are all sorts of ways around the "system" of accounting for legal narcotics (if you're wealthy)... How do you think Holeywood stays as stupid as it is, all the time?

158 posted on 10/01/2003 11:20:55 PM PDT by fire_eye
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To: Fledermaus
They have these new detox centers where they put you under for a day or so while they clean the opiates out of your system.
159 posted on 10/01/2003 11:21:01 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: GOPrincess
I have loved Rush all these years and have run to him to help me keep my sanity and lift my spirits through those 8 demoralizing Bubba years, the 2000 election fiasco, and the endless lib hits. I, for one, am praying for him and his family. True or not, they need our support. Already, I feel heavy-hearted and empty inside at the thought of what will and might come.
160 posted on 10/01/2003 11:21:09 PM PDT by Bubbette (Depressed and pissed in Dallas)
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