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Pennsylvania doctor was sender of suspicious package to Limbaugh
Palm Beach Post ^ | March 2, 2012 | Julius Whigham II

Posted on 03/02/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

A Pennsylvania doctor has been identified as the man who sent the package that caused a scare at the home of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday evening.

Police said that Dr. Eric Brader, an emergency-room physician who lives in the northern Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, Pa., sent a package that was intended to be a business proposition for Limbaugh.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bombthreat; brader; ericbrader; johnwilkesbooth; limbaugh; rush; rushlimbaugh

1 posted on 03/02/2012 9:16:05 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rush sure has had an interesting week. The “slut” comment, the bomb scare and his man Santorum saying Rush’s statement was “absurb”.


2 posted on 03/02/2012 9:23:43 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ConservativeStatement

The guy was a fan, and was sending him a small gift and business proposition. Imagine what went through his mind as the whole thing unfolded, knowing HE had recently mailed a package to Rush and the news was talking about a “suspicious package” that had been delivered to him. I wonder how long it took him to make that connection. Kind of funny, I could see it as a plot line in a movie.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 9:26:02 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Rush said today that he wouldn’t elaborate but the contents of the package were shocking. This description doesn’t match Rush’s and I believe Rush.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 9:27:14 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He (Brader) sent investigators photos of the package's contents, which showed an engraved wooden plaque with the name John Wilkes Booth on top and a digital photo display unit attached to the plaque.

John Wilkes Booth? Huh? Wha?

5 posted on 03/02/2012 9:30:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mountain Mary
My initial thought when I heard the story yesterday was that it was a test to determine the strength of Rush's security. On his radio show Friday, he equated one scanner as equal to those at airports.
6 posted on 03/02/2012 9:31:01 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Your A$$hole of the day...


7 posted on 03/02/2012 9:31:13 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TigersEye

The chap who shot Abe Lincoln?

A tribute to him would make me curious about the reason.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 9:33:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: ConservativeStatement

It wasn’t sent to a demolition squad, however. If I were Rush, any package that looked like it might be a bomb would go to a demolition squad.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 9:34:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Parley Baer

If Santorum said Rush’s statement was absurd, then Santorum is an idiot. Or else he didn’t hear Rush’s statement in context.

It was brilliant, as usual, and the media tweak made fools of all who commented on it. Evidently Santorum isn’t as smart as he thinks.

(Although he is still my favorite candidate)


10 posted on 03/02/2012 9:34:44 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Ann Coulter isn't about conservatism. Ann Coulter is about Ann Coulter.)
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To: Mountain Mary

A John Wilkes Booth plaque? That could be seen as kind of shocking—what’s the point and message?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 9:35:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

..I think the good Doctor needs to stick with his day job.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 9:38:54 PM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: Mountain Mary
Rush said today that he wouldn’t elaborate but the contents of the package were shocking. This description doesn’t match Rush’s and I believe Rush.

Yep, you beat me to it. Except he might have used the word "chilling".
Rush did not seem to be joking in any way, and he made no further comment.

13 posted on 03/02/2012 9:39:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 9YearLurker

Wow. Gettin’ crazy out there, folks.


14 posted on 03/02/2012 9:39:33 PM PST by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Parley Baer
...and his man Santorum saying Rush’s statement was “absurb”.

First I heard about that. If that is true, then Santorum just dropped a few rungs on my ladder of respect.

15 posted on 03/02/2012 9:42:14 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s the only John Wilkes Booth I know of. Wonder what the digital pic show was about? Doctor need to take his meds?


16 posted on 03/02/2012 9:45:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Actually, I think Santorum gets it. Rush himself says that you use the absurd to highlight absurdity. And that is precisely what he is doing.

Does anyone believe that Rush actually believes Sandra Fluke is having so much sex that she's going broke because of it? No...he is coming to some "logically absurd" conclusions based on the absurdity of her statements. (And in a most hilarious fashion, I might add)

It's what he does best. And Santorum gave a sufficiently vague comment to a gotcha question while, IMHO, giving props to Rush and those who understand him.

17 posted on 03/02/2012 9:48:14 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (If 98% have used birth control at some point, how is this an accessibility issue?)
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To: Mygirlsmom

I haven’t heard....has anyone asked Mittens the Mandater about this opinion on the matter?


18 posted on 03/02/2012 9:50:58 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. RIP A.B.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Rush didn’t say it was shocking, he said “It turns out that’s not what it was. What it was, in itself, is a little disturbing, but I’ll not share all that with you. “

A medical device developed by a doctor could easily be “disturbing”, depending on the ailment or part of the body it was intended for, and as Rush said, the x-ray image justified calling the cops. I’d call the cops over half the stuff I’ve seen going through on airport baggage x-ray screens, and I’ve had to explain electronic samples and devices I’ve carried-on several times.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 9:52:51 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Lancey Howard

I agree. Odd. Here’s quotes from a transcript of Friday’s show...

“And the e-mail I got contained a picture of the scan of this device. I looked at it.

They wanted to call the cops and have them come out and take a look. I said, “By all means, call the police.” You woulda done the same thing if you would have seen the X-ray scan of this package and, if you would have seen the outside and how it was addressed, you would have done the same thing.”

And—

“It turns out that’s not what it was. What it was, in itself, is a little disturbing, but I’ll not share all that with you.”

And—

“(interruption) No, I’m not gonna describe the thing, folks. It would send chills up your spine if I were to tell you what the package actually contained. So no point in doing that. The thing is, all of the systems in place worked flawlessly. And, again, thanks for the Palm Beach Police Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.”

I think there’s more to the story here.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 9:58:26 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Mygirlsmom

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57389896-503544/romney-limbaugh-remarks-not-language-i-would-have-used/


21 posted on 03/02/2012 10:02:56 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like the equivalent of a fish wrapped in newspaper =


22 posted on 03/02/2012 10:34:23 PM PST by maine-iac7 (.)
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To: FrdmLvr

“Kind of funny, I could see it as a plot line in a movie.”

Even better, if it was the same PA doctor that dumped his medical waste in NJ last year (closing beaches and all - half our economy). That was strange - outside of NJ itself (and we don’t dump in the ocean anymore), he already lives in the largest landfill in the lower 48.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 11:59:24 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: ConservativeStatement

I know this man. His son died a few years ago and doc never fully recovered.


24 posted on 03/03/2012 12:44:53 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I knew him. I even drank with him at a EMS seminar. Nice guy.
His son died at a early age a few years ago and he became unhinged a bit. If any event could cause a person to go sideways I would say that would do it.
Asshole...Not really...goofy perhaps


25 posted on 03/03/2012 12:49:14 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Yorlik803

>> I know this man. His son died a few years ago and doc never fully recovered.

Thanks for sharing. I’m not sure that’s something one recovers from.


26 posted on 03/03/2012 12:50:07 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Parley Baer
THIS Pennsylvanian FAMILY WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR SANTORUM...and in part he can thank himself for his Rush remark...

we are now firm Newt supporters...

27 posted on 03/03/2012 2:33:53 AM PST by haircutter
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To: ConservativeStatement

First, David Brock of Media Matters declared a war against FOX NEWS, and, now, a couple of weeks later, Breitbart is dead and, simultaneously, this has happened to Rush. How many of these “coincidences” have to occur to awaken the common sense of the masses?


28 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:09 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Mountain Mary
the contents of the package were shocking

Think abut it. The plaque had "John Wilkes Booth" at the top and it had an electronic photo display.

Booth killed Lincoln. Maybe the good doctor thought a presidential assassination gimmick would be a great thing for Rush to have during a presidential race involving obama. I imagine the photos were interesting. I wonder how long before the Secret Service shows up without an appointment.

29 posted on 03/03/2012 2:56:08 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Lancey Howard
If that is true, then Santorum just dropped a few rungs on my ladder of respect.

Don't these candidates run any of what they say past their staff rather than blurting things out? Poor Rick. He and Newt have the same disease. They say a bunch of things we can agree on and then they come out with stuff that makes you scratch your head.

30 posted on 03/03/2012 3:02:34 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

She is working her way into the Democrat party and a political job without bothering with the messy task of
actually practicing law once she gets a degree. She is an ambitious political ideologue, nothing more.


31 posted on 03/03/2012 3:17:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: haircutter
"THIS Pennsylvanian FAMILY WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR SANTORUM...and in part he can thank himself for his Rush remark..."

AND, come November, you will be voting for whom IF Santorum is the GOP candidate?

32 posted on 03/03/2012 3:40:45 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I am not a Santorum supporter, but let us not be so quick to throw him under the bus.

The media typically does this to people on our side by asking them about something without the context.

Yes, Santorum should know not to answer, but this is a media tactic to divide conservatives.


33 posted on 03/03/2012 4:26:24 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Mountain Mary
Rush said today that he wouldn’t elaborate but the contents of the package were shocking. This description doesn’t match Rush’s and I believe Rush.

Maybe a racehorse's head?

I think there might be some connection between the Arpaio revelations, Breitbart's death, and Limbaugh's bomb-scare.

ML/NJ

34 posted on 03/03/2012 5:46:12 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: bigbob

He said “chilling” which is a stronger word than “disturbing”.
I was mistaken but “shocking” isn’t far off.


35 posted on 03/03/2012 6:47:51 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bottom line is the doctor is an idiot. How dare him send anything to Rush’s home(how did he get the address?), whether it was safe or not.


36 posted on 03/03/2012 6:50:42 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: harpu

Santorum should drop out of the race. Newt would do much better for the conservative cause.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 7:03:09 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: HiTech RedNeck

from what Rush said all of his mail gets scanned in a seperate building from his house....the man is not a dummy and can afford the best...


38 posted on 03/03/2012 7:53:59 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Yorlik803

I’d make a bet he never though his name would be attached to sending something that brought in the police. Its sad that he lost a son, I had a daughter die, its no excuse and if he still has problems about it, get him the heck out of doing hospital work. wouldn’t want him as my doctor, I don’t care how nice he may seem to his friends...he’s a nut case.


39 posted on 03/03/2012 8:17:52 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Lancey Howard

Never thought Romney would be the classy one in this case. His response was better than the majority leader of the house and Santorum...


40 posted on 03/03/2012 8:20:12 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Mygirlsmom

yes and his answer was better than the majority leader of the house and Santorum....suprised the heck out of me. Still don’t like him but he did good when asked..


41 posted on 03/03/2012 8:22:39 AM PST by goat granny
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To: jazzlite

Weird things usually run in 3’s. also deaths of celebrities,


42 posted on 03/03/2012 8:31:55 AM PST by goat granny
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To: Mountain Mary; All

btw article on The Smoking Gun about this mentions the addresses of both the doc and Rush (”the southern command”).
If you go to TSG and get that address and enter it into
google maps you can see what his house looks like—not modest.
Then again Rush was re-signed by Clear Channel/Premiere
for 8 years _at $50 million per year_, in 2008. Can afford it.

Clearly, he’s not making Air America money. This shows that his show is a huge moneymaker, with advertisers (despite two that dropped out just now) clamoring to be heard.


43 posted on 03/03/2012 8:40:28 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: goat granny
Never thought Romney would be the classy one in this case. His response was better than the majority leader of the house and Santorum...

Yep.

44 posted on 03/03/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: haircutter

As I understood it, Santorum was saying Rush was using absurdity as Rush often says he does. FWIW


45 posted on 03/03/2012 3:02:12 PM PST by arjay (NOMOBAMA)
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To: Gaffer

I think after seeing the “success” of Rachel Mancow, the Democrat party is looking to expand their GOTV operations more directly to the butch lesbian demographic.


46 posted on 03/10/2012 12:39:04 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: goat granny

Romney’s main skill is dodging questions and avoiding giving his opinion. That’s why we still don’t know what if anything he stands for.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 12:40:53 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Reminds me of this friendly fellow...The "Party Crasher" from "The Hard Way" with James Woods and Michael J. Fox...

Party Crasher YouTube clip

Movie Trailer


48 posted on 03/10/2012 12:48:16 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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