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To: JohnHuang2
I know this isn't a popular opinion around here, but if Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner, he needs to do some prison time

I'll pray for his recovery, with all the fervor I can muster. I really will.

But, Rush has without doubt called for the imprisonment of 'white drug users' on his radio show. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

If what is alleged is true, he's far more guilty than Tommy Chong, and he should do at least as much time as Mr. Chong was sentenced to.

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4 posted on 11/08/2003 1:59:03 AM PST by Lurker (Some people say you shouldn't kick a man when he's down. I say there's no better time to do it.)
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To: Lurker
Personally, I think Tommy Chong was screwed by the court system, and I do believe that was Califoria. I don't remember you being a drug warrior, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion, and maybe you are jumping the gun just a wee bit, because this is not over, the rehab was only the beginning, and probably just one step in the entire legal process. I don't remember Rush specifically calling for imprisonment for illegal drug takers, but I don't allocate memory for that kind of stuff. If he did there is obvously an issue of hypocracy for which I can only say, join the crowd, we are all guilty. Some more than others.
5 posted on 11/08/2003 2:13:41 AM PST by wita
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To: Lurker
"...but if Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner, he needs to do some prison time."

I would tend to agree with you, and I'm a huge Rush fan.

The only caveat to that is the following change: "If the prosecution can prove that Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner..." Gotta prove the case.

He admitted addiction to pain pills. He did not admit to illegal drug use.

6 posted on 11/08/2003 2:50:00 AM PST by clee1 (Where's the beef???)
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To: Lurker
I know this isn't a popular opinion around here, but if Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner, he needs to do some prison time.

I would a agree that if Limbaugh obtained his pills illegally then he should be prosecuted. But just as I would not want him to receive leniency just because of who he is, I would also not want him to get hammered just because of who he is. Nobody else would receive jail time for a single pill, neither should Rush.

11 posted on 11/08/2003 4:50:20 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lurker
...if Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner, he needs to do some prison time.

Prison time for a single pill? Nonsense.
And you're comparison of Rush, someone who became addicted to perscription drugs,
to Tommy Chong, who was selling drug paraphernalia, is absurd.
12 posted on 11/08/2003 5:02:23 AM PST by oh8eleven
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To: Lurker
I know this isn't a popular opinion around here, but if Mr. Limbaugh received so much as one single 'pain killer' pill in an illegal manner, he needs to do some prison time.

That is so goofy.

Since when does a first-time offender, who is a pillar of the community, who cooperates with the police, who was taking PRESCRIPTION pills (not heroin) - go to jail?

Is does not happen.

Have you ever taken one pill of someone else's prescription? For a headache maybe? Should you go to jail?

As far as Rush being more "compassionate" now, I certainly hope and expect that he won't be filled with ooey-gooey phony "compassion." He made a mistake, he's correcting that mistake, and I just want Rush to be well and healthy, and exactly what he was before, in terms of his views and attitudes.

14 posted on 11/08/2003 5:30:17 AM PST by veronica ("I just realised I have a perfect part for you in "Terminator 4"....)
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