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Limbaugh May Have Avoided Speeding Tickets (Humor)
Sloth | November 19, 2003 | Sloth

Posted on 11/19/2003 3:04:37 PM PST by Sloth

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether Rush Limbaugh, already reeling from drug problems and his expulsion from ESPN, may have driven his vehicle just below the posted speed limits on numerous occasions, a law enforcement source who spoke on condition of anonymity said Wednesday.

As long as four years ago, local law enforcement manning Florida DUI checkpoints and 'speed traps' repeatedly clocked the ultraconservative demagogue at anywhere from one to six miles per hour below the applicable speed limits. Unconfirmed reports indicate that Limbaugh was also seen proceeding through intersections while traffic lights were yellow. One officer who declined to be named told the AP that he had personally observed Limbaugh cruising at 43 in a 45 MPH zone. No charges were filed at that time.

Critics contend that Limbaugh drove very close to the speed limit on at least 30 or 40 occasions, most likely with the deliberate intent of getting to his destination while avoiding tickets for speeding.

Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, did not return a phone call for comment Wednesday.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Political Humor/Cartoons; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: eib; limbaugh; lovablefuzzball; maharushie; rush; rushlimbaugh; wodlist
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To: Sloth
Very funny...and made the Rush website. Very cool! Either Rush is a lurker or one of his staff. Very cool!
101 posted on 11/20/2003 9:42:17 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Wm. Wallace did not cry 'diversity' while being disemboweled.)
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To: Marie Antoinette
It's Rush's money, what's it to ya, big fat government bootstepping weenies.
102 posted on 11/20/2003 9:43:14 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
I don't know about you, but the less attention I get from the government the better I feel.
103 posted on 11/20/2003 9:43:30 AM PST by Old Professer
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To: Sloth
Way to go. I heard Rush talking about this.
104 posted on 11/20/2003 9:45:24 AM PST by Tribune7 (It's not like he let his secretary drown in his car or something.)
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To: Tribune7; All
Thanks. This thread had fizzled out after 17 posts, until Rush linked it. :)
105 posted on 11/20/2003 9:47:28 AM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
That's not the kind of behavior I expect from a hero.

Oh PUHHHH LEEEZE. You keep this up and I'll have to take a hugh shower.

106 posted on 11/20/2003 9:47:40 AM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: Sloth
"This thread had fizzled out after 17 posts, until Rush linked it. :)"

LOL..Those who make the Rush Limbaugh show have no further need to engage in shameless self-bumpery. ;)
107 posted on 11/20/2003 9:50:56 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Sloth
I did not notice this post until Rush read it on air.

Maybe someone will start a Rush ping list.
108 posted on 11/20/2003 9:51:01 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rush agrees with me 98.5% of the time)
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To: Sloth
LOL, I heard it on Rush's show. Way to go.
109 posted on 11/20/2003 9:51:16 AM PST by Barnacle (Navigating the treacherous waters of a liberal culture)
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To: Sloth
More Onion that Onion! Thanks for the chuckle.
110 posted on 11/20/2003 9:51:22 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
Are you sure it's Rush who is your hero and not Peter Jennings and the crew at ABC??? Otherwise, why are you unquestioningly taking their "reporting" at face value, and you don't appear to have even heard Rush's comments on the subject?

I fail to see anything indicating a "reasonable mind" when you start believing the worst about your so-called hero before you even have all of the facts...and especially in light of the HUGE fact that Rush has been a target for destruction by those on the left since he hit the nat'l scene. If you are sincere about Rush being your hero, I'd advise that you chill out, give Rush the benefit of the doubt, and wait for facts instead of heeding speculation and blatant propaganda. If not, you are in for a long, hard, bumpy and depressing ride, because the people you seem to be listening to instead of Rush are NOT going to stop trying to destroy him, and more now than ever since they have found what they perceive as a chink in the armor.
111 posted on 11/20/2003 9:52:32 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: Conservative4Ever
"Either Rush is a lurker or one of his staff. Very cool!"

Most here have known this for years. In fact, many of us have met Bo Sneardly. Not sure if Bo is with him anymore.

112 posted on 11/20/2003 9:52:41 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: isthisnickcool
ROFLOL!!!! And he doesn't put the cap back on the toothpaste, Marta confessed! Oh, the Horror!!

/sarcasm. :D
113 posted on 11/20/2003 9:53:16 AM PST by GOPCajunLady (God is Pro-Life! Your Mother was too.)
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To: LucyJo
see again the results of FREE REPUBLIC has
.......FREEPERCUSSIONS
114 posted on 11/20/2003 9:53:32 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: Marie Antoinette
Consider yourself pung :-)

That gave me a pang!

115 posted on 11/20/2003 9:55:04 AM PST by Old Professer
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To: AGreatPer
Snerdly's his program observer.
116 posted on 11/20/2003 9:55:10 AM PST by Terpfen
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To: isthisnickcool
It's also out there in the public domain...Rush has two overdue library books!!!
117 posted on 11/20/2003 9:58:16 AM PST by Prolifeconservative (If there is another terrorist attack, the womb is a very unsafe place to hide.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
I think it was the bank that committed the crime by failing to report the multiple withdrawals.
118 posted on 11/20/2003 9:59:11 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: Terpfen
Snerdly was at the Freeper Inaguration Ball. Great guy.
119 posted on 11/20/2003 10:00:52 AM PST by AGreatPer
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To: dfwgator
That's nothing. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Rush actually go through the express lane at the supermarket with MORE than 15 items. Scandalous!!

Well, it depends on the items. I maintain that a 6-pack is actually one item (quantity 6), not 6 separate items. So, Rush may have been OK after all.

120 posted on 11/20/2003 10:01:12 AM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: sweetliberty
Thanks for posting this hilarious cartoon along with the sarcasm...LOL!!!
121 posted on 11/20/2003 10:02:48 AM PST by LucyJo
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To: Sloth; Lazamataz; Gophack
LOL, thanks. Makes me nervous. Mrs. EGD, Gophack wouldn't approve of that all.

Dare I admit, that I've been on Rush five or six times? Once he read an entire editorial on the air that I had written and focused his whole show segment on it. What does that get me from Laz?
122 posted on 11/20/2003 10:03:52 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Fighting for Freedom and Having Fun)
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To: AGreatPer
"Most here have known this for years."

As a matter of fact, I learned of the existence of FR from listening to Rush's show. :)
123 posted on 11/20/2003 10:05:07 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: Sloth
Congratulations! Ya' done us proud!

Here's the link to your post on his website in case you want to save it for posterity.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_112003/content/eibalert.member.html
124 posted on 11/20/2003 10:05:14 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("A memo to all you liberals: The party's over. I'm back!!!"-----Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ElkGroveDan
I wouldn't drop the soap! :)
125 posted on 11/20/2003 10:08:06 AM PST by Area51 (RINO hunter!)
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To: Area51
Yeah yeah I know, cheap shot. Sorry guys. LOL
126 posted on 11/20/2003 10:08:45 AM PST by Area51 (RINO hunter!)
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To: Sloth
LOL! - heard about the post on Rush's show.
127 posted on 11/20/2003 10:09:31 AM PST by talleyman (Something wicked this way comes - Hillary, you're on!)
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To: dittomom
A bump to the pointer to Sloth's post on Rush's website.
128 posted on 11/20/2003 10:10:12 AM PST by Some hope remaining.
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To: ElkGroveDan
"What does that get me from Laz?"

Oh boy... probably something that can't be described on FR. ;)
129 posted on 11/20/2003 10:10:51 AM PST by proud American in Canada ("We are a peaceful people. Yet we are not a fragile people.")
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To: dfwgator
the girl who saw Rush actually go through the express lane at the supermarket with MORE than 15 items. Scandalous!!

Don't laugh, some people take that very seriously. One time I did this by accident (hey, I got distracted). This guy walks past me (he wasn't even in line!) and he interrupts his cell phone call to yell at me: "Sh*th**d!" So there are people who just might send Rush to prison over that one.

130 posted on 11/20/2003 10:11:34 AM PST by JoeSchem
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To: dixiechick2000; Sloth; All
Shucks, 24/7 site!

During which hour did Rush read it??

I'll have to listen for it on tape-delay.

Congrats, Sloth!!! :-)
131 posted on 11/20/2003 10:13:01 AM PST by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: Sloth
FAB-u-lous!!
132 posted on 11/20/2003 10:13:06 AM PST by veronica ("I just realised I have a perfect part for you in "Terminator 4"....)
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To: Sloth
This is all a conspiracy between Rush and Pres. Bush.

Rush driving below the speed limit (when we all know to drive 5 to 7 mph above) is deliberately slowing down traffic flow and creating traffic jams this all leads to diluting the average gas mileage. So Pres Bush can reap the profits from Oil production in Iraq.
133 posted on 11/20/2003 10:14:15 AM PST by JDP_3
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
"However, withdrawing $9,900 so that you don't show up on the Fed's radar (and doing it 30-40 times) is a clear pattern of doing something with the intent of avoiding government attention. "

I guess you weren't listening to your "personal hero" yesterday and his explanation of this trumped up story by ABC News. Guess you also didn't read any of the 3 or 4 threads here on FR devoted to this subject. If you're going to criticize based on reports from leftist press, please try to keep up. Here is a clue, it wasn't 30-40 times, not even close.

134 posted on 11/20/2003 10:15:56 AM PST by Darlin' ("I will not forget this wound to my country." President George W Bush, 20 Sept 2001)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
As an attorney....

I'd like to find a lawyer that not only practiced law but also made chairs. Yea, chairs. Just an average chair you could sit on. 4 legs, a back, seat. Wood.

That way I could tell people I had an attorney that actually created something of value and wasn't just a leech on the rest of the population.

135 posted on 11/20/2003 10:16:38 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: k2blader
It was early in the first hour, I believe.
136 posted on 11/20/2003 10:17:56 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("A memo to all you liberals: The party's over. I'm back!!!"-----Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ArGee
But withdrawing cash that was legally earned is not money laundering. It is possible he was withdrawing the cash to pay for the drugs. But the cash withdrawls are not illegal in any way. Money laundering involves using a series of front businesses and bank accounts to make illegal income difficult to trace back to its source.

I suspect that every $9,900 withdrawl was earned legitimately, properly declared, and the appropriate taxes paid. This pattern of behavior does not suggest anything otherwise.

Bingo!!!

137 posted on 11/20/2003 10:18:27 AM PST by machman
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To: isthisnickcool
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!
138 posted on 11/20/2003 10:21:00 AM PST by Humidston (Two Words: TERM LIMITS)
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To: dixiechick2000
Thank you!!

I'll be listening. :-D
139 posted on 11/20/2003 10:25:08 AM PST by k2blader (Haruspex, beware.)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
It's CP/OPHie right?

Tha fat ass, ugly mug and horn in the middle of your forhead gives you away.
140 posted on 11/20/2003 10:28:41 AM PST by Area51 (RINO hunter!)
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To: k2blader
You're welcome!

Enjoy! Rush surely did. ;o)
141 posted on 11/20/2003 10:30:55 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("A memo to all you liberals: The party's over. I'm back!!!"-----Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Sloth
I heard he was a lesbian trapped in a man's body, and that he also only is coherent when he's by himself or with someone.
142 posted on 11/20/2003 10:32:06 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Mr. Fox, give us our water!!!)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
The question is, what is the definition of a "limit?" If the limit is $10,000, then why would the feds investigate transactions of $9,900? Why not just make the limit $9,900, or would they then investigate withdrawals of $9,800 and so on and on?

There are similar limits for corporations reporting stock purchases. Corporations have to report purchases over something like 5% of total outstanding stock in order to inform others of potential takeovers. However, corporations can structure the purchases so that they exceed the limit in one chunck that puts them way over the limit. For example, see how Pennzoil structured their purchases of Chevron stock after winning a large settlement from Texaco. Chevron thought that Pennzoil was attempting a takeover because of the way they structured the purchase, which was legal but was intended to maximize their purchase before triggering the reporting limit.

So, when is a limit a limit?

-PJ

143 posted on 11/20/2003 10:33:08 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: Sloth
You are in the big time now. Your head will will be swelling and soon you will think you are too good for the rest of us rabble.

Congratulations. I was listening to Rush as I was preparing for work. I checked out FR before I even looked at the news. I knew ya'll would be abuzz.
144 posted on 11/20/2003 10:33:39 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (TasmanianRed)
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To: GOPCajunLady
He also squeezed the toothpaste tube in the middle.
145 posted on 11/20/2003 10:38:31 AM PST by TASMANIANRED (TasmanianRed)
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
So f@#$ing what!

Lets assume that he was trying to skirt "government attention" (not that he was but for arguments sake)

Who the f#&$ do these people think they are (and who the FU*& do you think you are) that think not wanting government attention is a BAD thing?!

LIMITED government is a necessary evil. BIG government is PURE evil. Look at how far you have been drug down. You are ACTUALLY arguing that someone is possibly a criminal because they were withdrawing their OWN money from a bank without notifying the f@#%ing government. If I had as much money as Rush I would do the same damn thing just out of principle. Just my way of flipping the government the bird.


146 posted on 11/20/2003 10:38:42 AM PST by myself6 (Unionize IT?! "I will stop the motor of the world" - John Galt)
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To: proud American in Canada; hattend
Thanks for links... unfortunately I'm also firewall impaired... government office. Sigh.
147 posted on 11/20/2003 10:56:39 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Born in California 1958 - Fled to Washington 2002)
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To: Sloth
I was in my car when I heard this. Congratulations! A pround day and thanks. We certainly do have his respect
as we have stood by him before and after.
148 posted on 11/20/2003 10:56:46 AM PST by Helms
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To: Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh
So in your mind this "confirms" something he has already admitted to. OK... SO WHAT!


If you cant handle the fact that someone (anyone) can get addicted to this painkiller. That someone with back pain, at times, would rather DIE than continue to suffer would take these pills. FINE! Please go on your little Fu#$ing merry way down the road and don’t listen to him. To come on here and ARGUE your idiotic point lends to the belief that what you state is not the truth. Only a moron who calls himself a conservative or a liberal (much of a difference?) would ACTIVELY attempt to discredit him based on news reports from the liberal media.

ANOTHER THING...

I honestly couldn’t give a sh@t less if absolutely EVERYTHING that has been SPECULATED on is true. As a conservative fighting a WAR against collectivism I will take my fellow soldier where I can get them. Rush is one hell of a soldier for OUR side and I will stick by him NO MATTER WHAT.

Crawl back under your rock coward. This war is for REAL men.
149 posted on 11/20/2003 10:57:35 AM PST by myself6 (Unionize IT?! "I will stop the motor of the world" - John Galt)
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To: proud American in Canada
Ooh, Dave's on target today, isn't he? :)
150 posted on 11/20/2003 10:58:15 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (Born in California 1958 - Fled to Washington 2002)
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