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  • Drug dealers didn't kill Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Hoffman did

    02/06/2014 5:33:55 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2014 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    New York Police officers arrested four men Tuesday night on suspicion of having a connection to drugs. Police acted after receiving a tip that the four had sold heroin to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead from an overdose of the drug on February 2. Drug dealers are far from my favorite people, and the arrests are welcome, but no drug dealer killed Philip Hoffman. Only one person is, ultimately, responsible for his death: Philip Seymour Hoffman, himself. Mr. Hoffman was the one who procured the drug, injected the drug and kept injecting the drug. Mr. Hoffman was...
  • Report: Mark Udall’s son arrested

    01/30/2014 1:06:33 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/30/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    The son of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of breaking into cars and possessing heroin, according to a local news report.According to authorities cited by the Boulder, Colo., newspaper The Daily Camera, 26-year-old Jed Udall allegedly broke into three cars. He was found with heroin in his pocket, a local sheriff told the paper. He was booked into jail and later released.Mark Udall, a Democrat, is up for reelection this year. Republicans hope to find a competitive challenger among the several entrants in the primary field, but, so far, Udall appears to be in a strong...
  • ‘The Face Of Heroin Has Changed,’ Family Warns After Losing Son, 19

    11/08/2013 7:48:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 84 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 8, 2013 12:13 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An Agoura Hills family is raising awareness about the dangers of heroin addiction among teens. The Isaac family is opening up about the drug that brought their 19-year-old son’s life to an end on Aug. 21, when he was found dead from a drug overdose. “The face of heroin has changed,” Rick Isaac told CBS2′s Serene Branson when recalling his late son, Josh. The Agoura Hills High School graduate grew up in a loving home, involved in baseball, basketball, soccer and skateboarding. Rick and Joyce Isaac now say they’ve learned a painful truth — heroin doesn’t...
  • Conrad Murray sentenced to four years behind bars

    11/29/2011 10:08:04 AM PST · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 11/29/11 | Alan Duke/CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Conrad Murray was sentenced Tuesday to four years behind bars in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray was convicted three weeks ago after a trial in which prosecutors successfully argued that Murray's reckless use of the surgical anesthetic propofol to help Jackson sleep, without proper monitoring equipment, led to the singer's death.
  • Gabrielle Giffords' father: 'The whole Tea Party were her enemies' (Yet the shooter was a Lefty)

    01/08/2011 2:53:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 8, 2011
    The father of shot American congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has said that her political stance made her many enemies. Miss Giffords, a Democrat congresswoman, was shot in the head during a public meeting in Tucson, Arizona. A lone gunman, described by witnesses as being a white man in his late teens or early twenties, fired into a crowd gathered for a "Congress in your Corner" event outside a supermarket. Her father Spencer Giffords, 75, wept when asked if his 40-year-old daughter had any enemies. "Yeah," he told The New York Post. "The whole tea party." Miss Giffords had been named in...
  • Charlie Sheen raises hell at Plaza Hotel (Taiwanese animation LOL!)

    10/28/2010 7:30:59 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 17 replies
    NMA World Edition - YouTube ^ | 10-27-2010 | NMA World Edition
    harlie Sheen has run into a spot of trouble during a recent family holiday to the Big Apple. Sheen has been accused of causing $7,000 in damages at the Plaza Hotel. His paid female companion says Sheen went into a rage after discovering his mobile-phone and wallet missing. There are also allegations of drug and alcohol abuse. Sheen's publicist, however, says Sheen had an allergic reaction to medicine.
  • Arizona Border Sheriff: Obama Should Visit Grave of Murdered Rancher

    10/11/2010 5:09:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/11/10 | Penny Starr
    Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., which sits on the U.S.-Mexico border, says if President Barack Obama were to come and visit that county he would like to take him to visit the grave of rancher Robert Krentz who was shot and killed on his own property in March by an attacker who fled south on foot into Mexico. The attacker shot both Krentz and his dog after Krentz had radioed his brother to tell him he saw an immigrant who appeared to be in trouble and that his brother should notify the Border Patrol.
  • Obama: Not Moses, Merely Elmer Gantry

    09/29/2010 5:33:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Monty Peleriin
    The abject failure of the Obama administration is painfully obvious. Herman Cain described the situation: Millions of voters have come to realize that this presidency lacks leadership, direction, decisiveness, economic urgency and, most of all, solutions. This combination of deficiencies has produced a more than uninspired citizenry, except for the most loyal and misled supporters of the president. While many recognize the failure, few are aware of the potential dangers ahead
  • Obama says Fox News 'destructive' for U.S. growth

    09/28/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 80 replies
    vancouver sun ^ | 9/28/10 | Sheldon Alberts, Washington Correspondent
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reopened a long-running feud with Fox News Channel, branding the conservative U.S. cable network as "ultimately destructive for the long-term growth" of the United States. In an interview published Tuesday by Rolling Stone magazine, Obama took specific aim at Fox's Australian-born chairman and chief executive, accusing Rupert Murdoch of being more concerned about generating profits than promoting an agenda to improve America's well-being. The U.S. president likened Murdoch to William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper baron whose sensational publications produced the term 'yellow' journalism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department

    09/28/2010 5:33:40 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Natiunal Review Online ^ | September 28, 2010 | An drew McCarthy
    Those who read this space know I am not a fan of the Republicans’ vaunted “Pledge to America.” I’m for simple pledges, the kind that get back to basics. If the Republican party is interested in making a pledge like that — a pledge that will resonate with the vast majority of the American people — here’s a suggestion: Promise an unwavering commitment to the principle of equal protection of the law for every American citizen. Promise, therefore, that Congress will investigate weighty allegations that the Obama Justice Department is engaged in racist law-enforcement practices. Promise, moreover, that any executive-branch...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 September 2010

    09/26/2010 5:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 359 replies · 1+ views
    various ^ | 26 Sep 2010 | V arious
    The Talk Shows Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; John Boehner, R-Ohio; and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Michelle Rhee, schools chancellor for the District of Columbia; Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers; Robert Bobb, emergency financial manager, Detroit public schools.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Marco Rubio, Republican nominee for Senate in Florida; Ken Buck, Republican nominee for Senate in Colorado; Sal Russo, chief strategist, Tea Party Express.THIS WEEK (ABC): Presidential adviser David Axelrod; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.;...
  • ABC News: White House Reacts to Woodward Book

    09/22/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 22, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    A senior administration official who read the book says "the President comes across in the review and throughout the decision-making process as a Commander in Chief who is analytical, strategic, and decisive, with a broad view of history, national security, and his role." The official says of the descriptions of the infighting in the book that "the debates in the book are well known because the policy review process was covered so exhaustively." White House officials are still matching New York Times excerpts with anecdotes in the book but one says not all the quoting is fair, especially Vice President...
  • Paul McCartney - A Reprobate Visits the White House

    06/03/2010 7:48:44 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 55 replies · 943+ views
    Yesterday at the White House, Paul McCartney received the Library of Congress Gershwin Award for Popular Music and performed in the East Room. During his acceptance speech, Mr. McCartney managed to throw in a dig and slander former president George W. Bush. McCartney stated, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is." Who is this foreign reprobate to come to our country and slander one of our ex-presidents! This act is the height of arrogance and disrespect. It is quite remarkable that Mr. McCartney was surrounded by the Music Industry’s finest...
  • Some key dates in Patrick Kennedy's life (GREAT READ!)

    02/12/2010 10:06:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 1,406+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 12, 2010 | The Boston Globe
    Some key dates in Patrick Kennedy's life July 14, 1967 – Born in Brighton. 1986 -- As a senior at Phillips Academy in Massachusetts, checks into the Spofford Hall drug and alcohol treatment facility in New Hampshire. 1988 – Elected to the Rhode Island House while still a college student. 1991 – Awarded B.A., Providence College. 1991 – Testifies in the Palm Beach, Fla., rape trial of his cousin, William Kennedy Smith. Smith was later acquitted. 1994 – Elected as US Representative for Rhode Island's First District. November 1998 -- Named chairman of the Democratic Congresssional Campaign Committee. March 2000...
  • How Jim Morrison Died

    07/17/2007 4:54:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 22 replies · 640+ views
    Time.com ^ | July 16, 2007 | VIVIENNE WALT
    Even on a gray day in Paris last week, there was one place you could find a crowd of tourists from places as varied as Rome, Tokyo and Orlando, Florida — gathered at the Pere Lachaise cemetery, around the graveside of Jim Morrison. Forget Chopin, Oscar Wilde, and the hundreds of other luminaries interred among its chestnut trees, the frontman of The Doors has long been the cemetery's headline draw. Part of the attraction is the almost mystical magnetism he exuded in life; part is the macabre mystery of his demise: How did one of the legends of the rock...
  • Patrick Kennedy To Seek Treatment(Kennedy to Mayo Clinic-Kennedy with Mayo!!)

    05/06/2006 12:21:22 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 120 replies · 4,570+ views
    WP ^ | May 6, 2006 | Del Quentin Wilber and Allan Lengel
    Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy said yesterday that he is entering treatment for an addiction to prescription medications, an announcement that comes as police continue their investigation into a car crash involving the congressman near the Capitol. Calling his addiction a "chronic disease," Kennedy said he does not even recall the accident, which occurred early Thursday and raised questions about his behavior and how U.S. Capitol Police deal with members of Congress. The congressman's office has said Kennedy (D-R.I.) was disoriented behind the wheel because he had taken prescription medication to calm stomach inflammation and to help him sleep. No one...
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Pot possession decriminalization bill approved by Legislative Panel

    02/17/2006 7:09:46 PM PST · by Know your rights · 52 replies · 837+ views
    Norwell Mariner (MA) ^ | February 16, 2006
    Setting up a conflict with the Romney administration, lawmakers on Monday advanced a longstanding Beacon Hill proposal to decriminalize the possession of enough marijuana for teens to roll dozens of joints. Approved 6-1 by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee, the proposal would change the penalty for possessing marijuana to a $250 civil fine for anyone caught with less than an ounce of the drug, regardless of age. In addition, parents of those 18 years and younger would be notified of the infraction. Currently, someone convicted of such an offense can be sent to jail for up to six...
  • Nicole Richie Says She Would Try Heroin Again

    11/02/2005 10:58:58 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies · 1,232+ views
    WRTV TV 6 ^ | 11/02/2005 | AP
    NEW YORK -- Nicole Richie wouldn't say no if she went back in time and had a second chance to try heroin. Richie told Jane magazine that given a second chance, she "probably would" try heroin again because that's her personality. After going to rehab, Richie is fine now and is planning her wedding to Adam Goldstein. The former "Simple Life" star said she wants five kids: three girls and twin boys. Meanwhile, it happens to just about every daughter. At some point, your dad says something about you that makes you wonder if he even knows you. Nicole Richie...
  • DEM CONGRESSMAN BLAMES "REPUBLICAN SPIN” FOR $161,000 IN JUNKET MONEY

    05/23/2005 6:16:01 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 1,228+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 5/23/2005
    ITHACA--New York State Congressman Maurice Hinchey, recently under fire for “racking up a stunning $161,393 [in free travel] footed by special-interest groups,” is excusing his actions by blaming “Republican spin.” But a non-partisan group tells a different story. Writing in the Ithaca Journal, Hinchey, claims that his trips, to such places as Rome, Shanghai and Morocco, are ethical because he does not consider the groups that footed the bills to be lobbyists: "[A]ll of my privately funded trips abroad have been sponsored by well-known and highly regarded non-partisan, non-profit organizations that are dedicated to informing public policy.” Therefore, Hinchey...
  • Petition To Put Ray Charles On The $10 Bill

    03/07/2005 2:58:19 AM PST · by MaxMax · 85 replies · 1,827+ views
    Web Page ^ | Derek Trucks?
    We are signing this petition as an appeal to place the image of Ray Charles on the U.S. Treasury's ten dollar bill. Upon Mr. Charles' recent passing, we are reminded of the impact this great American had on the development of American culture and music. Known as "The Genius" since the early 1950s, Ray Charles is a founding father of modern rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and gopsel music. In the course of his remarkable life and career, Mr. Charles overcame personal adversity in the forms of blindness, extreme poverty, racial oppression and drug-addiction to become one of the most...
  • Reclaiming her life 54-year-old Rita Grant fell from a middle-class life to homelessness

    01/09/2005 2:27:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 90 replies · 2,625+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Kevin Fagan
    Rita Grant has a new life. A year ago, the former homecoming queen and gymnastics whiz was shivering through foggy nights on San Francisco sidewalks, panhandling streams of traffic and shooting up with dirty heroin needles on a downtown median dubbed Homeless Island for the dozen or so down-and-outers -- like Rita -- who lived there..
  • Radio Ad Seeks to Undermine Rush Limbaugh

    05/18/2004 7:47:28 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 34 replies · 340+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 5/14/04 | David Thibault
    (CNSNews.com) - Efforts to discredit radio news commentator Rush Limbaugh escalated this week with a new radio ad campaign hammering Limbaugh for comments he made about the abuse of Iraqi inmates at the Abu Ghraib prison. Still unresolved, meanwhile, is the Palm Beach County, Fla., prosecutor's investigation of Limbaugh for possible "doctor shopping" in connection with Limbaugh's admitted former addiction to painkillers. The separate media and legal challenges to Limbaugh are part of a longstanding strategy employed by the political left, according to Mark Levin, director of the Landmark Legal Foundation and a supporter of Limbaugh. "There's no question they've...
  • Torture caves Limbaugh in his own rush week (Here we go again)

    05/16/2004 8:32:33 AM PDT · by wjersey · 354 replies · 217+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 5/16/2004 | Frank Cerabino
    Somebody needs to help Rush Limbaugh. He seems to be one satiric column away from a spot on the couch next to Dr. Phil. I had no idea Limbaugh would be such a wet noodle, a tough-talker with a rhetorical glass jaw. But after last week, a week of relentless "sympathy shopping" on his part, it just may be that Limbaugh isn't butch enough to sip coffee with the gals on The View. "Who am I?" he intoned to his listeners in one of his many Hallmark moments. "I am a kid from Missouri who wanted to be on the...
  • Silence of the Rush haters

    05/15/2004 3:30:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 148 replies · 877+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/14/04 | L. Brent Bozell III
    <p>Six years ago, the national drama revolved around a heavily investigated leader, his allegedly partisan prosecutor, and the media's fervent desire to save the leader from the prosecutor by hailing the leader as essential to the country and demeaning the prosecutor as a sleazy menace. That was then, and this is now. The current legal situation surrounding Rush Limbaugh does not involve lying under oath, abusing public office, and inappropriate adultery with the much younger help. But now that he has admitted his dreadful addiction to prescription pain-killers and made the painful steps of recovery, Mr. Limbaugh faces a sleazy and reportedly duplicitous Democratic prosecutor in Palm Beach County: Barry Krischer. Where on Earth are the press corps who so despised the alleged use of the prosecutor's office for political gain six years ago? In the May issue of the American Spectator, Sam Dealey, a reporter for The Hill newspaper, lays out the whole Limbaugh story, including the scandalous or questionable tactics of the Limbaugh-haters. Start with former housemaid Wilma Cline and her crooked husband David, who became Mr. Limbaugh's drug suppliers. David Cline skipped bond on a cocaine-trafficking charge for seven years, and then served five years in prison. He was arrested again in 2000 for drug and fraud convictions that earned 18 months probation, which was no doubt violated by feeding Rush's regrettable addiction. Do you remember all those network news reports breathlessly relaying the Clines' story last fall? Where are they now? The Clines sold their story to the National Enquirer for $250,000. Mr. Dealey reports the Clines tried to blackmail Rush, demanding $4 million to keep their mouths shut. Remember all the splashy news magazine stories last fall? Where are they now? Unlike Bill Clinton, Rush Limbaugh never tried to dismiss the story as nothing but lies for cash. But the press that so passionately underlined the tabloid payoff for Gennifer Flowers in 1992 made no attempt to scrutinize Mr. Limbaugh's accusers about low character or outsized greediness. Then there's Barry Krischer, the Florida state attorney for Palm Beach County. Mr. Krischer initially suggested there would be no prosecution of Mr. Limbaugh, since the usual pattern was to target the drug sellers, not the users. But once liberals around the country smelled the political potential of legal trouble for Rush — perhaps leading to a crumbling of his massive radio popularity and an easier road to the White House for the Democrats — waves of pressure rolled over Mr. Krischer, and he floated out with the partisan tide. In December, Mr. Limbaugh's defense lawyer Roy Black was shocked to hear from a Palm Beach Post reporter that he had been told Rush intended to plead guilty to a third-degree felony, an utterly false story. Mr. Krischer's spokesman Michael Edmondson told the Post reporter not to call Mr. Black for comment, but he did. Mr. Black quickly demanded Mr. Krischer start an ethics inquiry into Mr. Edmondson's tactics, which Mr. Krischer has refused to consider. Mr. Krischer apparently thinks little of the ethical codes of law and order. In January, the Fort Lauderdale-based Sun-Sentinel newspaper formally requested records from the Limbaugh case. Without contacting Mr. Black or Mr. Limbaugh, the Krischer team released confidential memos, claiming their moves were endorsed by the state attorney general's office and the Florida Bar. Both groups angrily deny they had approved the controversial tactic. Even with all these sleazy moves, Mr. Dealey reports Barry Krischer is a lock to be re-elected to his legal post, such a sure thing in his liberal county that the local Republican Party won't even field a candidate against him. Since that's the case, Mr. Krischer can pursue Rush without any political consequences — except maybe the passionate backing of the Carvilles, Begalas and Clinton-lovers across the fruited plain if he wanted to seek higher office. The same national media that leaped all over this story at the beginning have yet to tell the comprehensive story, one that includes prosecutorial abuse and medical-privacy issues that have even inspired the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union to side with Mr. Limbaugh. Where are the salivating watchdogs of Ken Starr now? Where is Keith Olbermann trying to find facial resemblances with infamous Nazi thugs? Aaron Brown publicly proclaimed he could not remove "the permanent smirk that seems to be attached to my face" over Rush's problems last fall. Is the CNN anchor ready to wipe if off his face now? Love is never having to say you're sorry. So, too, it seems, is hate.</p>
  • Aiming for Rush

    05/09/2004 4:10:24 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 85 replies · 196+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2004 | House Editorial
    <p>There can be little doubt that legal actions against Rush Limbaugh are politically motivated. The radio commentator with 20 million listeners is one of the most able communicators of conservative political ideas in America. It is hard to imagine that the historic Republican takeover of Congress in 1994 would have happened without Mr. Limbaugh articulating the virtues of smaller government day in and day out over the airwaves. It is no surprise that liberals would sink to any level to try to silence such an important conservative voice. But the evidence against Mr. Limbaugh's accusers is not merely circumstantial. The case they have made and how they have made it exposes the whole prosecution as a partisan witchhunt.</p>
  • Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh (ZOT!!! How to wear out your welcome here.)

    05/09/2004 12:13:28 PM PDT · by Anti-Bush Hater · 183 replies · 659+ views
    www.RushLimbaugh.com | May, 9, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Do You Condemn Rush Limbaugh? May 7, 2004 Listen to Rush… (…prove why this torture picture scandal is really just political) (…play more audio of "the media" politicking and pointing at El Rushbo) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the NBC Nightly News last night. Chip Reid, reporter, is doing a report on the uproar on Capitol Hill over the possible resignation of Rumsfeld. He's on with Brokaw. He says, "Now a backlash from many conservative Republicans today during debate in the House on a resolution to condemn the Iraqi abuse some Republicans also condemned the Democrats accusing them of...
  • Talk Show Host Ratings - Levin, Rush, Hannity, Ingraham, Crowley, Grant, Savage, O'Reilly (VANITY)

    05/05/2004 10:46:28 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 398 replies · 8,705+ views
    5/5/04 | Self
    I can only comment on the talk show hosts that are on WABC or WWOR radio in the NY Metro region, all can be heard live here http://www.wabcradio.com/ (except for Rush). Feel free to add your comments. Top Tier:Rush Limbaugh - Strengths -incredible insight, extremely politically savvy, good listener - patient, educational... solid conservative credential on all fronts, can be funny at times, excellent at satire. Weaknesses - can be full of himself at times. Even though many of his comments (talent on loan from God, maja-Rushdie, the all-knowing...) are said tongue-in-cheek, it gets a little old... his self-promotions can...
  • Limbaugh Prosecutors: No Evidence of Crime Without Medical Files

    03/11/2004 8:43:27 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 54 replies · 287+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher
    Palm Beach prosecutors investigating Rush Limbaugh all but admitted this week that they currently have no real evidence that the number one radio host violated Florida's drug laws - and won't be able to prosecute the top talker for "doctor shopping" unless a judge lets them look for evidence in Limbaugh's confidential medical files. State Attorney Barry Krischer made the startling admission in a brief filed with Florida's 4th District Court of Appeals, which is currently weighing whether Limbaugh's medical records are fair game. In the filing Krischer confessed, "The State will not be in a position to know what...
  • Prosecutors Fight to See Limbaugh's Medical Records

    03/10/2004 9:03:13 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 129+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/10/04
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Prosecutors who want to review Rush Limbaugh's medical records argued in court papers that privacy rights shouldn't be used to hide criminal wrongdoing.</p> <p>Seizing the conservative radio commentator's medical records in their investigation of his prescription drug use didn't violate his constitutional or privacy rights, Palm Beach County prosecutors said in documents filed Monday.</p>
  • Limbaugh Prosecutor Admits Records Seizure an Invasion of Privacy

    03/09/2004 10:09:58 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 28 replies · 206+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/9/04 | Limbacher
    Palm Beach County Assistant State Attorney James Martz admitted yesterday that when his office seized the medical records of top talk radio host Rush Limbaugh in November, it was an extreme invasion of privacy - comparing the action to a legally justifiable strip search of a drug suspect. Though Limbaugh has yet to be charged with a crime, Martz "asked judges to consider very intimate invasions of privacy that have been upheld by the courts -- including strip searches and forced removal of evidence from people's bodies," according to Tuesday's Palm Beach Post. The Palm Beach prosecutor invoked a 1999...
  • [Rush] Most Powerful Man on Earth Powerless Against Rogue Courts and Activist Judges

    02/25/2004 9:41:33 AM PST · by tpaine · 95 replies · 468+ views
    Rush Is Right ^ | 2/25/04 | Rush
    The president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world we assume. We think. Do you know why we have to do this, according to the president? Do you know why we need a constitutional amendment to see to it that everybody understands and knows what marriage means? Do you know why? Why? It's not just that. It's not just some people breaking the law. It's that we're not enforcing the law! We've already got law. But since nobody's willing to enforce it, we've got to put another law on the books, this time in the Constitution....
  • Rush calls for pro-marriage activism

    02/24/2004 9:47:33 AM PST · by kingedgars · 41 replies · 294+ views
    On today's show, Rush was claiming that pro-marriage people should be civily disobedient and force the pro-gay marriage activists to overcome the opposition.
  • CNN: Prosecutors Delaying Limbaugh Case Until After Election

    02/12/2004 3:23:35 PM PST · by george wythe · 12 replies · 186+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Feb 11, 2004
    RUSH: Bill Tucker did this report. This is a political year, folks. It is a political year and it's an election year, and CNN decided to take a different look at the so-called prosecution of me. They labeled this "bum rap" and wondered if it's not a persecution, and here are two sound bites from two people that appeared, Howard Simon, who's the director of the Florida ACLU, and Bruce Rogow from the NOVA Southeastern University who is a First Amendment specialist. SIMON: I guess one thing that bothers me about this case is why - you know, and, frankly,...
  • Saddam was a junkie - staffer

    02/12/2004 10:34:28 AM PST · by knighthawk · 31 replies · 616+ views
    News24 ^ | Februari 12 2004
    Paris - Ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was probably high on drugs when he decided to invade Kuwait in 1990, said a former chief of protocol in a radio interview on Thursday. Issam Rashid Walid, whose book In Saddam's Shadow is due to be released in French in a few days, also told Europe 1 radio that Saddam had amassed a fortune of about $35bn through various companies he set up, including many in the Brazilian car industry. "Saddam was heavily into drugs. He began in 1959, with cannabis (dagga), and then when he seized power (in 1979), he used...
  • When Did Rush Limbaugh Become Defensive (and in so doing become boring)?

    02/10/2004 11:14:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 113 replies · 208+ views
    2/10/04
    Perhaps it's just me, but I've seen a recent descent by Rush Limbaugh into defensiveness, petulance, high volume, and lack of fun. I started listening to Rush primarily for the entertainment value: he was the laughing guy giving Liberals the death of a thousand cuts as he threw those little spears bull fighters use into the Liberal Bull until it collapsed, exhausted and bleeding. There was parody, laughter, sharp politcial observation, laughter, and general fun. This seems all behind us now. Rush sounds, most days, petulant, whiney, and definitely not fun. He seems to complain for three hours each day,...
  • Krischer: Limbaugh probe hurt by state

    01/30/2004 5:25:22 AM PST · by randita · 37 replies · 337+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 1/30/04 | John Pacenti
      Krischer: Limbaugh probe hurt by state By John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Friday, January 30, 2004 WEST PALM BEACH -- State Attorney Barry Krischer on Thursday accused Attorney General Charlie Crist's office of trying to impede the Rush Limbaugh prescription fraud investigation for political reasons. Krischer expected Crist's office to file the state's response to Limbaugh's appeal of a decision to unseal the commentator's medical records in the prescription fraud case. Crist's office pulled out of the appeal one hour before a Jan. 12 deadline imposed by the appeals court, said Mike Edmondson, a spokesman for Krischer's...
  • Two Florida legal organizations blast prosecutors in Limbaugh case

    01/29/2004 12:57:21 PM PST · by ambrose · 128 replies · 238+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 1.29.04 | Palm Beach Post
    Two Florida legal organizations blast prosecutors in Limbaugh case By John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 29, 2004 WEST PALM BEACH -- The Florida Attorney General's Office and the Florida Bar -- the two most powerful legal organizations in the state -- said Palm Beach County prosecutors misrepresented their advice in order to release confidential plea negotiations in the Rush Limbaugh investigation. Bothorganizations said they felt they were used by State Attorney Barry Krischer. Limbaugh supporters called for an investigation or even the removal of Krischer from the prescription drug case involving one of America's most loved...
  • Rush Limbaugh

    01/29/2004 7:44:16 AM PST · by beatrix · 83 replies · 216+ views
    01-29-2004 | Beatrix
    More and more lately I am beginning to suspect an underlying reason for the constant attacks on Rush Limbaugh. I am beginning to suspect that the entire thing is a well thought out project to eliminate Rush and his influence in plenty of time before Hillary makes a run for the presidency. I realize that this is giving a lot of credit to the Democrats, but there does not seem to be any other logical explanation. After all, eliminating Rush is easier than starting a radio show of their own, and eliminating Rush would be a giant step to making...
  • Proof That Limbaugh Prosecutor Lied about Having Permission to Release Confidential Plea Agreements

    01/28/2004 2:35:11 PM PST · by Cubs Fan · 102 replies · 326+ views
    What the Florida States Attorney's Office (Prosecutor) Said Happened MEMO TO THE FILE January 22, 2004 From Ken Selvig RE: Release of letters from attorney for Rush Limbaugh in response to a public records request We have a received a public records request from Peter Franceschina of the Sun Sentinel for, among other things any correspondence to or from Roy Black and his law firm.  Mr. Black currently represents Mr. Limbaugh in connection with an ongoing investigation. Yesterday by telephone I spoke with Pat Gleason, the AG's most knowledgeable person on the Public Records Law.  I did not tell...
  • Rush posts Freeper comments

    01/28/2004 9:12:16 AM PST · by evets · 109 replies · 282+ views
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_012804/content/on_the_rushwire.guest.html
  • Rush Limbaugh

    01/15/2004 9:46:02 PM PST · by writer33 · 50 replies · 330+ views
    Original Article | Chris Davis
    Then it was 1992. I had survived three years in the U.S. Army, Panama, Desert Storm, and many other nefarious deployments. There I was, working a minimum wage job for Longhorn Security Inc., at the State Department of Transportation. Right from one uniform to the next, albeit a completely different uniform, but a uniform. A blue-collared, short-sleeved shirt with dark blue Huffy work pants.
  • Limbaugh's pill use not extraordinary, lawyer says

    01/26/2004 4:48:57 PM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 504 replies · 1,018+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan. 26, 2004 | DANIEL de VISE
    Limbaugh's pill use not extraordinary, lawyer says BY DANIEL de VISE ddevise@herald.com Rush Limbaugh's attorney mounted an offensive Monday, accusing Palm Beach County prosecutors of smear tactics and likening his client to any ordinary American with chronic pain. ''This nation is full of people who take medication every day and will do so for the rest of their lives,'' said Roy Black, speaking in a news conference in Miami. Discussing the prescription-drug abuse allegations in unprecedented detail, Black reasoned that the quantity of medicine Limbaugh is accused of ingesting -- 1,800 pills in 210 days -- works out to roughly...
  • Rush Limbaugh Plea negotiations

    01/25/2004 1:15:55 AM PST · by Sarah · 118 replies · 286+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 23, 2004 | legal documents
    PUNK'D: Ashton Kutcher victim suit headed to trial JANUARY 23--Plea negotiations between Rush Limbaugh and Florida prosecutors stalled last month when government officials insisted that the radio host cop to a felony, rejecting a defense suggestion that Limbaugh simply enter a pretrial diversion program and "continue to receive treatment for his addiction." In an exchange of letters (copies of which you'll find below), Roy Black, Limbaugh's attorney, and prosecutor James Martz offered starkly different versions of the punishment Limbaugh, 53, should receive were he to admit that he engaged in "doctor shopping" to score prescription painkillers and other drugs. In...
  • Prosecutors refuse rehab deal for Limbaugh, insist on guilty plea

    01/23/2004 9:29:53 AM PST · by Condor51 · 319 replies · 442+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 23, 2004 | Peter Franceschina
    Palm Beach County prosecutors rejected an overture last month from Rush Limbaugh's attorneys that would have allowed the conservative commentator to enter drug rehabilitation rather than face criminal charges for prescription drug abuse. Prosecutors say they think they have evidence that Limbaugh committed at least 10 felonies by illegally obtaining overlapping drug prescriptions, according to documents released to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Thursday.
  • Doctors Join Limbaugh Case

    01/23/2004 6:30:09 AM PST · by veronica · 111 replies · 414+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 01-23-04 | Les Kjos
    Conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is gaining some allies in his pain-pill case, including many of the medical profession's pain specialists. "We're filing an amicus brief arguing that his medical records should not be released," said Dr. Jane Orient of Tucson, Ariz., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Limbaugh, 53, is under investigation for allegations of doctor-shopping to get prescriptions for painkillers. Investigators say they believe Limbaugh bought more than 2,000 pills illegally over a five-month period. Court records show Limbaugh suffers from back pain and completed a monthlong drug-rehabilitation program in November. Orient fears if...
  • Report: Prosecutors decline Limbaugh offer

    01/23/2004 7:05:52 AM PST · by Dog Gone · 59 replies · 300+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2004
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Prosecutors rejected a proposed deal offered by Rush Limbaugh's attorney that would have seen the radio commentator enter a court-sponsored drug intervention program rather than face charges, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported today. Palm Beach County prosecutors wanted Limbaugh to plead guilty to one felony charge of "doctor shopping," a third-degree felony. Limbaugh would have received three years' probation, undergone a drug treatment program and been subject to random drug testing, according to records obtained by the newspaper through a public records request. Limbaugh has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. In...
  • Roy Black Interview with Joe Scarborough Re: Rush Limbaugh (in toto)

    01/18/2004 6:33:17 PM PST · by Matchett-PI · 80 replies · 450+ views
    Scarborough Country ^ | 1-14-04 | Roy Black & Joe Scarborough
    "Scarborough Country" Thursday, 1-15-04, 10:00 to 10:30pm EDT. Transcribed by me from my personal audiotape: Host: Joe Scarborough: "[Garbled] Rush Limbaugh's attorney, Roy Black, joins us for his first primetime interview on Rush's legal battle. Roy is also an NBC analyst. Thanks for being here, Roy." Guest: Attorney, Roy Black: "That's my pleasure, Joe." Scarborough: "I want to begin, now we've heard over the last couple of months that Rush Limbaugh was involved in a drug ring, he was involved in laundering money, he's been doctor shopping, buying boxes of pills from his maid in a parking lot, and on...
  • Rush's PERFECT comments Re: Donovan McNabb

    01/19/2004 9:26:26 AM PST · by Pukin Dog · 598 replies · 972+ views
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    For those who missed it, Limbaugh performed the most perfect comments on Donovan McNabb this morning by not even mentioning his name. Instead he contrasted the way that Payton Manning came out and took responsibility for his performance against the way that the media instantly set out to blame the Eagles' wide recievers for what happened to them. It was the best revenge, because by not mentioning McNabb, no one in the media can say that Rush attacked McNabb, but to all us football fans, what Rush DIDNT say, was LOUD AND CLEAR. Thanks Rush!
  • Why Conservatives Aren't Happy

    01/16/2004 9:49:35 PM PST · by writer33 · 242 replies · 419+ views
    1/11/04 | Rush Limbaugh
    Conservatives believe that they are the loyal supporters who worked, voted and contributed money for Bush, yet ever since his inauguration they've seen him ignoring them and reaching out to his enemies.