Friday, April 28, 2006

I find this HARD TO SWALLOW...
...that a certain Mr. Limbaugh actually has a drug problem!!!

I don't pay ANY attention to Limbaugh...all I know is that he is some kind of right-wing ultra-conservative blowhard demagogue who uses (used?) the airwaves to spout off his no-holds-barred highly-restrictive outlook upon unsuspecting American radio listeners. He's a dyed-in-the-wool-suit-type guy, who probably has to remove his necktie before operating a drill press, mowing the lawn, or changing his oil. His idea of hard rock music is probably The Partridge Family, and a wild night out for him probably consists of going out and hearing who's left of Lawrence Welk's musicians if they happen to be in town.

So, I was initially surprised when it was disclosed that he has a DRUG PROBLEM. This bastion of traditional (his version of traditional, anyway) American values. This pompous,ideological-smashing-unless-it-agrees-with-me guy who is slightly to the "right" of Newt Gingrich and the late Senator Joseph McCarthy; in fact, Limbaugh is SO conservative, he can sleep only on his RIGHT side. On the freeway, he won't ever pass another car because in doing so, he'd have to swing to the LEFT. And we can't have that! But, like rock stars, movie stars, wannabee-stars, former stars, hippies, flippies, dippies, yuppies, guppies and puppies, he's got a DRUG PROBLEM. That's just not the CONSERVATIVE American Way! (or is it?)

I'm finding all of this HARD TO SWALLOW...

If you see ANY of these pills in your over-the-counter medication, take 'em back! Throw 'em away! Incinerate them! They're not GOOD for you. And if you accidentally swallow one...sadly, all you can do is wait for the effects to wear off. It can take a LONG time.


Blogger Jinx said...

heck Rush Limbaugh wouldn't even take his tie off to mow the lawn.
he'd probably have his gardner mow the lawn in his suit and tie.

11:17 PM  
Blogger cc said...

I watched the same thing happen to my deceased father. His prescription of choice was hydrocodone. He was 70 years old when he developed this addiction. He had diabetic neuropathy and lived in constant pain. The pain relievers they use to treat this did not work. The hydrocodone left him in a permanent fog and I suppose, to him, this was better than nothing.

It was pathetic. It was sickening. It was something he could not control. He tried to doctor shop. He would go ballistic when the doctor's nurse would not call in a refill. Until this addiction, my father was always very mild mannered. He was a former pilot in the Air Force and had a doctorate in juris prudence. He was an educated man.

He died from kidney failure, due to his decision to discontinue dialysis, two years ago.

Was my father a criminal? No. Was my father an addict? Yes. Did this make him a hypocrite because he always told us kids to not abuse drugs? I don’t feel that way. We didn't know what that pain felt like. We had no right to criticize him.

Have a good day cdadave. I check in often but haven't had a lot of time to leave comments. I do so enjoy your blog.

11:05 AM  
Blogger jb3ll3 said...

cc, hell no it doesn't make him a hypocrite. It makes him RIGHT to be concerned for his kids--because addiction can sneak up on anyone. You are a brave and truthful woman, cc, and a bonus to us all.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous cc said...

jb3113, thank you. He was quite a man.

7:16 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

CC, I spoke about Rush in this post because he is basically an "in-yer-face" proponent of conservative values, but he's a HYPOCRITE in that he hid it from the masses, because if we found out, it would put his position of influence in jeopardy.

I didn't mean to belittle your father and his addiction. What bothers me about Rush is that tried to present himself as all-knowing and all-seeing; to me he is no better than Jim Bakker, Bill Clinton or Jim Jones; people who took their POWER and abused it. In contrast, I am sure your Dad was a good man who wasn't a POMPOUS and ARROGANT jerk, like RUSH.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous cc said...


I didn't feel you were denigrating my dad. I just wanted to put a "real person" example out there.

I don't know Rush Limbaugh. I have listened to him only a few times. He is certainly opinionated. I didn't care for the pomposity then, and I don't now. However, I do feel compassion for him only because I know his addiction will be very difficult to beat.

Slightly off topic...I also felt compassion for Bill Clinton after the Lewinsky scandal. I felt extremely sorry for him. I believe he would rather have been impeached and thrown out of office, than to have Hillary find out. :)

9:10 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

CC...quite the debate here. I suppose Rush might be a tragic figure, in that he had to struggle with an addiction, and make sure none of the masses would find out, so he probably had a lot of pressure that way. Rush spent a lot of time portraying himself as the perfect American, and then we find out he's a pill-popper. It would have been easier for him just to come clean; in addition to him dealing with his problem, people would have admired him for being honest; same with Nixon; if he'd just 'fessed up, he probably wouldn't have had to quit office.

I am sorry about your Dad. It sounds like he was under a lot of strain, trying to keep it all together, and knowing he couldn't.

And if I were Bill Clinton...well, I suppose a willing intern is hard to turn down...ESPECIALLY when one is married to HILLARY...but if I were Bill, I would've either said, "no, darlin', ah cain't do this", or if nothing else, I would've had the Secret Service drive me and Monica to the nearest Motel 6. They'll "leave the light on for ya", after all...

11:24 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

CC, I was thinking about all of this, and I think this is the point I've been trying to make: Rush is a pompous ASS who annoys us all, and he needed to have something like his drug dependency take him down a few notches in the public's eye; that instead of being a well-known windbag demagogue, he's just painfully human, like the rest of us.

As far as I can tell, in contrast, your dad is a good guy who had a problem that got out of hand. In short, Rush portrayed himself to be something he wasn't, something your Dad never did. I think that's the point I was trying to make. The thing that's happened to Rush isn't Tragedy, it's "just desserts". What happened to your dad WAS tragic. I don't feel sorry for Rush Limbaugh at ALL, that big fat phony!

8:15 PM  

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