Friday, June 03, 2005

More Rush Limbaugh

after my last post, I just had to go back and look up some of Rush's old quotes on drug abuse in light of him being an addict himself and yet so harsh on others.
"There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up. " - Rush Limbaugh show 1995

"...too many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too." - Rush Limbaugh show Oct. 5, 1995

That's why you, Rush, should go into court and demand that the judge send you away for the maximum time allowed by law. You should take responsibility like you always claim everyone else should.
"'When you strip it all away, Jerry Garcia destroyed his life on drugs. And yet he's being honored, like some godlike figure. Our priorities are out of whack, folks." - Rush Limbaugh show 1994

Wow, hear that conservitives. Take Rush down from your pedistals and get your priorities in whack and stop listening to him. Rush demands it of you.

I am just waiting for Rush to blame his addiction on liberal media bias and Bill Clinton.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dingo...just stopped by to visit. Are you sure you're a staunch, staunch moderate? One look at the last round of posts..."Limbaugh Lies", "Noonan the Nut" belies more than just a little left leaning. There's a closet liberal waiting to burst forth!

ilona said...

Drug addiction is an awful problem. Not all addicts are volitional, there are cases fo unknowing addiction to prescribed drugs for pain, etc. I know of a case, personally. A very upright guy who ended up going through hell...

The only point to be made about the Rush Limbaugh quotes are that he was accurate...the addiction produced much damage for him in more than just a few ways.... and that there are times when you are right, but you ought to apply mercy.

I don't say this in respect of whites, Rush Limbaugh.etc. only. I think it is a general way to view the entire problem.

What do you think?

Dingo said...

I admit to be a liberal. My ideals are leaning left. I think that the best way is to cooperate and compromise... that is the moderate.

Ilona - I agree that drug addiction is a terrible thing with may horrible consequences. I actually wish Rush the best in being able to kick the habbit and to get healthy. But, he was the one calling for the 'harsh' penalties to people addicted to drugs, not me. I don't believe that the current drug laws are doing what they are intended to do, which is to prevent drug abuse.