Limbaugh has been nasty to so many people that one simply cannot help but be bemused when the nasty-machine he has created turns round and grabs him.
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection?: Rush Limbaugh's hypocrisy
But what is wrong with witch-hunting the witch-hunters?
If he came out and said the Constitution allows us to pursue happiness anyway we want, I would be right behind him. Cocaine, Oxycodone, and Mountain climbing are all bad for you: why are some banned?
As it is people can do really dangerous things (hang-gliding, water ski-ing, mountain climbing) all for the dopamine rush, and yet they are not curtailed. Why should Rush (who functioned perfectly well) not have been able to take Oxycontin or Viagra (and I have a script for 57 of them!).
I have no objection to what he does, just to the hypocrisy.
I have never used heroin, but I do know that Catholic nuns in the UK are amongst its largest purchers. Why because heroin is about the best pain killer we have, and they have developped a hospice system of rapid turning, to avoid bed sores, and two hour low-dose administrations of the drug (to retain alertness).
Rush's problem is not what he does, but the hypocrisy. I KNOW drugs can mess you up: I also know the hypocrisy around them can do more harm.
On 7/6/06, James R
> I do not understand the hoopla. Rush was found with a prescription drug.
> Whoopee. Some doctor gave him a prescription, and he has the bottle. So
> what? It is not like he was using heroin, or smuggling opium.
> Even if he has the bottle, it does not mean that he is using it right now.
> Maybe it was left over from his last marriage. Just another witch hunt.
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