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Rush shouldn't talk about Letterman's troubles...
October 2, 2009 | Hildy

Posted on 10/02/2009 10:18:41 AM PDT by Hildy

I love Rush..I do. But if my memory serves me correctly, he came forward about his vicodin addiction ONLY when he found himself being blackmailed...am I correct? I love Rush..I dislike hypocrites. Tell me where I'm wrong.


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KEYWORDS: blackmail; davidletterman; hypocrisy; letterman; limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh
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1 posted on 10/02/2009 10:18:41 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

He’s making your same point about Letterman and his obsession with Sarah Palin. Letterman is the hypocrit.


2 posted on 10/02/2009 10:20:30 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hildy
Letterman's Intern:


3 posted on 10/02/2009 10:20:36 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Hildy

If I’m not mistaken Rush was being harassed by the local DA over doctor shopping which was proven wrong ... Letterman on the other hand called Sarah Palin a slut ... then Letterman admits on TV he had sex with his female staff ... who’s the hypocrite? Rush was just saying .....


4 posted on 10/02/2009 10:21:00 AM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Hildy

Drug addiction is a victimless crime. Sleeping with your subordinates, over whom you have hire-and-fire power, not so much...


5 posted on 10/02/2009 10:21:08 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Hildy

Your complaint fails depending on your definition of hypocrite. So give us your definition of hypocrite.


6 posted on 10/02/2009 10:21:22 AM PDT by LibertyVote
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To: Hildy

Maybe I’ve watched too much “House,” but for me, a Vicodin-addicted genius seems somehow less sleazy than a liberal married man who takes cheap shots at politicians’ kids caught with his hand in multiple cookie-jars.

Yeah, I know it’s moral relativity, but I’m an imperfect being. :)


7 posted on 10/02/2009 10:21:27 AM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: Hildy

Well, you know, we’re all hypocrites. It’s just a matter of degrees.

However, Mr. Letterman’s offenses were far more serious than the ones Rush is accused of.

I’d love to hear what, if anything, Governor Palin has to say about Mr. Letterman’s philandering.


8 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:13 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: Hildy
I believe that all conservatives should clean themselves up and try to live a good, clean life so that no one can criticize them. If you make a mistake, own up to it, clean up, and move on. Rush did that.

But I also believe thaty conservatives should never self-censor themsleves -- if they see a Liberal who is misbehaving, then that Liberal needs to be skewered. No holds barred.

That's the way Democrats' play the game, and we unilaterally disarm ourselves if we decide to hold our tongues and just talk nice.

9 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Hildy

I actually don’t see the connection. And frankly, after Lettergeek’s attack on Palin’s daughters, I hope it comes out that Lettergeek himself had a tryst with Alex Rodriguez at home plate.


10 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:22 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Hildy
I love Rush..I do. But if my memory serves me correctly, he came forward about his vicodin addiction ONLY when he found himself being blackmailed...am I correct? I love Rush..I dislike hypocrites. Tell me where I'm wrong.

It was oxycondon.

11 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:33 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Hildy

He’s taking Letterman to task for having sex with his staff.

If he were taking Letterman to task for coming forward about being blackmailed about a drug addiction, ya, I could see how that would be hypocritical.

What do you find hypocritical about it?


12 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:42 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Hey Obama. Where is Osama Bin Laden?)
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To: Hildy

Letterman is a huge hypocrite


13 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:44 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hildy

“Tell me where I’m wrong.”

Okay, you are wrong.


14 posted on 10/02/2009 10:22:52 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Hildy
i'm sorry i don't see any equivalence between a vicodin addiction and a big shot tv host boss sleeping with his employees.

none whatsover.

15 posted on 10/02/2009 10:23:21 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Isn't the Golden Mean the secret to something," I parried? "Yes," Blue replied. "Mediocrity.")
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To: Hildy

Having a need to end pain is not the same as the need to drain a vein.


16 posted on 10/02/2009 10:23:26 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Hildy

No, it was because he was facing a criminal investigation/indictment - I could be wrong.


17 posted on 10/02/2009 10:23:27 AM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: SeeSharp

For one thing, it’s OXYCONTIN. And second, it was both.


18 posted on 10/02/2009 10:23:43 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: jimbo123

My God, it’s MONTY!!!


19 posted on 10/02/2009 10:23:46 AM PDT by supremedoctrine (The squeaky wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.)
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To: Hildy
Tell me where I'm wrong.

In post #1.

20 posted on 10/02/2009 10:24:12 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Hildy

I have a few flaws too. Is it ok if I talk about Letterman.
After all, Letterman trashed Palin.


21 posted on 10/02/2009 10:24:35 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: RexBeach
we’re all hypocrites. It’s just a matter of degrees.
That's how I describe politicians: They're ALL crooks ... it's just a matter of degree.
22 posted on 10/02/2009 10:24:43 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hildy

You’re wrong.


23 posted on 10/02/2009 10:25:38 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Hildy

Hildy, isn’t it hypocritical for you to complain about Rush complaining about Letterman? And isn’t it hypocritical for me to complain about you complaining about Rush complaining about Letterman?


24 posted on 10/02/2009 10:26:06 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Hildy

Dear Hildy, here is the simple fact.

Rush needed medication to stop the pain.

When one is in pain ...

Letterman had affairs with office staff.

There IS a difference.


25 posted on 10/02/2009 10:26:57 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: mnehring

Look, I despise Letterman..I hope that not only will his wife divorce him and take him to the cleaners..but also that these “staffers” sue him and CBS and he’s fired in disgrace. Why does it seem these days that the people that America is so generous to turn out to be such huge scumbags. I just started thinking about the day Rush got on his show and talked about his problems, that’s all.


26 posted on 10/02/2009 10:27:32 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

My theory is that you can take your first Vicodin for a thousand good reasons.

You can’t take your first intern without having crossed the line.


27 posted on 10/02/2009 10:27:38 AM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: mnehring

LOL


28 posted on 10/02/2009 10:27:53 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Hildy

I’ll bet the women’s libbers are cheering Dave on for making full use of the women under him.


29 posted on 10/02/2009 10:28:07 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: Moby Grape

I totally agree—an addiction to prescription medication is completely different than having numerous sexual relationships with subordinates. And aside from the fact that many of them could have felt compelled to service Letterman’s lust or be fired, did the objects of his attention receive special favors? Time off? Pay raises? Better assignments? If the employees that Letterman wasn’t having sex with (assuming for the sake of argument that there were some who didn’t have to **** the boss) were those employees given equal favors? Because if they weren’t, courts have found that to be a hostile work environment.


30 posted on 10/02/2009 10:28:21 AM PDT by Burkean
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To: Frenchtown Dan

ROFLMAO!! Good one.


31 posted on 10/02/2009 10:28:28 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
Did Rush have repeat problems like letterman? Did Rush make himself out to be the victim and put the problem on the audience for not understanding the “joke”?
32 posted on 10/02/2009 10:28:28 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Hildy

Oxycontin and oxcycondone are brand names for the same drug.


33 posted on 10/02/2009 10:29:14 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Hildy
Uh, I know that there are many here who will agree with you but I might point out just a couple of things:

(1)Rush's joy is about Letterman's comments regarding the "family values" of Sarah Palin, her children, etc. and

(2)Rush's "addiction" began with legal,prescribed addictive pain medication given to him to help with the excruciating cervical pain (I'll admit here, I'm suffering from the same pain and thanks to Rush and his personal experiences, I've learned to refuse any prescription for Oxycontin from my doctors, who are still prescribing it to other chronic pain sufferers as myself.)

There is a huge difference between finding oneself addicted by a medication even going so far as to illegally attempting to get more when you find no doctor to write prescriptions for more and ridiculing each and every conservative for human frailties, while sexually preying on one's employees when they depend on you for their livelihood.

34 posted on 10/02/2009 10:29:37 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: GOP_Lady

Actually, Rush broke laws...Letterman didn’t. Doctor shopping is against the law. Having sex with your staff is probably against Corporate policy, but as far as I know, there’s no actual LAW that was broken.


35 posted on 10/02/2009 10:29:47 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Why? Letterman is white trash of the lowest order. He needs to be talked about all day long.


36 posted on 10/02/2009 10:30:50 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Hildy

Rush being addicted to pain killers doesn’t make him a ‘scumbag’. The chance of addiction is a published and known side affect of those pain killers, just like other medications have side affects of making your hair fall out or making you incontinent. Suffering the side affect of a medication is not a moral issue. Buggering members of your staff, however is a moral issue.


37 posted on 10/02/2009 10:31:21 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: zerosix
....addicted by a medication even going so far as to illegally attempting to get more when you find no doctor to write prescriptions for more

WAIT ONE SECOND HERE...so how about people who steal food because they can't afford it..I don't think that's a road you want to go down!

38 posted on 10/02/2009 10:31:25 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy
What is it that is said about vanities? Now I do remember that Rush quietly did NOT tell US all that went on and some things got cleaned out of his life including the meds.
39 posted on 10/02/2009 10:32:08 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: zerosix

Except, if memory serves me correct, the charge he ‘doctor shopped’ or did anything illegal to get the medication was never proven, just an accusation thrown out.


40 posted on 10/02/2009 10:32:13 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Hildy
"I love Rush.."

This is the same as a fake combat vet beginning his "there we were" story with "this is no sh*t". Any article that begins with a qualifier is BS.

41 posted on 10/02/2009 10:32:27 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Hildy

It depends on what his criticism is directed to in terms of Letterman’s behavior. So far I have not heard Lindbaugh say anything that could be considered hypocritical. Also it seems to me that allegations of hypocrisy must apply to comparable situations which, by the way, do not appear evident in Letterman case. Last, to look for hypocrisy in every instance of criticism seems to be of a minor significance when judging personal actions based exclusively on the circumstances involved. In this case, I see irony as the more compelling aspect of this story, not hypocrisy on the part of any one who may be critical supercilious Letterman’s character and behavior.


42 posted on 10/02/2009 10:32:53 AM PDT by yetidog
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To: Hildy

Let’s see...one person get’s hooked on prescription drugs because of back pain which would render him a victim of circumstance (if he weren’t a conservative talk show host)
Another skewers politicians for moral travesty’s all the while banging his interns. I don’t know...sounds pretty cut and dry to me.


43 posted on 10/02/2009 10:33:55 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Hildy

It was never proven Rush broke any laws, he was just accused of it but has always denied he doctor shopped. He was never tried or convicted. At that, the very liberal scum DA accepted the settlement, which specifically didn’t include an admission of guilt, to drop the issue. If there were evidence of said crimes, especially with an activist DA, he could have run with it and destroyed Rush.


44 posted on 10/02/2009 10:34:29 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Natural Law

NO, It’s not. I LOVE RUSH... Rush once told me, on air, that I gave him an orgasm. I’m just bringing up something I thought was interesting for discussion...people are so testy.


45 posted on 10/02/2009 10:35:12 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: mnehring
You are correct.

I am wrong here, he merely was accused of attempting to get more Oxycontin illegally, never proven. Attempting to get more than one doc to write Rxs to continue with pain meds happens each and every day, especially for chronic pain for which there is NO treatment that works and NO cure in sight!

46 posted on 10/02/2009 10:35:47 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Just mythoughts

Rush went on his show and told us most everything. And I respected him for that.


47 posted on 10/02/2009 10:35:57 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: Burkean

PLUS, many times an addict is the last one to admitt that they really are under the control of a substance.

Lettermen is a GROSS hypocrite because he was trashing Palin’s family all the while bonking employees...


48 posted on 10/02/2009 10:36:09 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Just mythoughts

He was rather up front about going into therapy for a month.


49 posted on 10/02/2009 10:36:39 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Hildy

Rush’s addiction was to prescription pain killers following back surgery, not recreational drugs. Huge difference.


50 posted on 10/02/2009 10:36:44 AM PDT by libh8er
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