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“There are two ways you can have lower prescription drug prices,” Kerry said. “One is to hire Rush Limbaugh’s maid. The other is to elect me President.”

That is funny. I don't fault the Francophile Kerry for it. I can only guess the author, Mr. Phales, fails to recognize humor for the thick-skinned, a la Don Rickles.

Fellow radio personality Don Imus, a former cocaine addict and alcoholic, warm-heartedly called Limbaugh “a fat, pill-popping loser and an undisciplined slob.”

Well, let's see. According to the New York Post, Imus said all of this:

"Rush is a fat, pill-popping loser and an undisciplined slob who was turning his maid into a drug pusher, and she's the one who's gonna go to prison, and - as soon as he gets caught - he starts whining," Imus ranted yesterday on his WFAN wake-up show.

"He's going to rehab because he can't get any more pills and he's gonna go to prison," Imus said.

"Suck it up, fatso, and stop taking 100 pills a day or whatever . . . and employ some discipline in your life," Imus said, while offering Limbaugh some recovery advice.

"The rehab I went to was Hazleton, and there's a Hazleton in West Palm Beach, probably a couple of blocks from where Rush lives," Imus said. "Hazleton is hard core. You don't want to go to one of those chi-chi deals, these country clubs, these co-ed deals - you might as well check into the Four Seasons," Imus advised.

"You need to go hard core."

When an e-mailer suggested that Imus lay off the top-rated talker because of his own past experience with addiction, Imus said he's simply giving what he got.

"Everybody made fun of me - and still does," he said. "When I went to rehab, [Howard] Stern was hilarious."
Given the lack of anything specific Rush ever said about him, add "bitter little man" to my short list of thoughts on Imus.

The ever-so-tolerant left-wing comedian Al Franken, who previously wrote a book attacking Limbaugh, called him “a dishonest demagogue.”

Of course he did. But, let's see what that same NYP article says, shall we?

Meantime, Al Franken, the outspoken political humorist who wrote "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot," told CNN he has no sympathy for the "hypocritical" conservative superstar.

"He called my friend Jerry Garcia 'just a dead doper' when he died," Franken claimed.

"He's a dishonest demagogue."

Hmm... Franken's remark looks positively relevant -- perhaps even justified -- in comparison to the Imus rant.

CNN anchor Aaron Brown boasted of “the permanent smirk that seems to be attached to my face” due to Limbaugh’s problems.

I never liked Aaron Brown, and I used to feel bad about that because I thought my dislike was based only on the fact that he sounds like Richard Dreyfus. Now, it's obvious Aaron Brown isn't just a nasally, puffed up reporter. He's a flaming liberal, just as I suspected.

And it is not just liberal commentators and political leaders who are throwing parties over Limbaugh’s situation. Their followers are being even more cruel. At the liberal website Democratic Underground, one poster wrote, "I pray your rehab is excrutiatingly painful... and unsuccessful.".” Another wrote, “He doesn't deserve sympathy from any of us.” Yet another wrote that Limbaugh’s problems “make me very happy.” Others have written similarly tolerant messages.

With all due disrespect to the DU crowd, I hate to think of anyone cherry-picking posts from FR and using them to paint a picture of compassionate conservativism.

Thanks for posting the article.

2 posted on 10/16/2003 10:37:53 AM PDT by newgeezer (fundamentalist, regarding the Constitution AND the Holy Bible, i.e. WORDS MEAN THINGS)
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To: newgeezer
You sound like A Democrat, the wy you talk about Rush.

Kerry might have been joking, but he seems to be a very humorless man. IF it was a joke, it was in a lot worse taste than the joke Rush made about Chelsea Clinton that liberals always cite.

And I wouldn't believe Franken about anything. I certainly don't remember that comment about Jerry Garcia, although it's dead-on. And Imus was just plain abusive.
3 posted on 10/16/2003 11:44:28 AM PDT by TBP
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To: newgeezer
The real face of liberalism is now exposed.

Now? It has been exposed for time immemorial as far as I am concerned.

I rarely get to hear Rush, and Imus is also someone who's broadcast schedule conflicts with my daily events. I simply am unable to hear their programs.

Imus, is an entertainer, and I like him for diverse reasons. As I view it, it is seemingly the great ambition for many in the journalistic profession, as well as for politicians to be insulted by the I-Man. They all want to be part of it. I like Don Imus very much, but also, I rarely get to hear his rantings.

Howard Stern is a brilliant person, but he is vile, and he works at appealing to the very lowest common denominator in our American culture. Howard Stern is simply exploiting a market, and I bear him no ill will because of it. In actuality I have only heard his broadcast 2 or maybe three times. I did see his movie, and that sort of sarcasm which he excels at, somehow appeals to me, in a perverse way.

Rush, has apparantly gotten himself into a jam because he has criticized individuals for things that he is exactly guilty of. Well, certainly hypocrisy is not a new phenomenon. I often wonder just what it was that Jesus wrote in the sand when he rebuked those that wanted to execute Mary Magdalen in a situation where there was an impending potential act of mob madness.

Call me odd, but I do indeed wonder about it. What do you suppose that a Prophet might write in the sand, if he were trying to make a point about you in such a circumstance?

5 posted on 10/16/2003 6:59:22 PM PDT by Radix (Red Sox tonight, and then on to the sweep of those Florida upstarts!)
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