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Rush on Rush...(17 posts)

Rush on Rush...miposy
Oct 20, 2003 1:46 PM
Enough of our view, here is what Rush thinks should happen:

"...(T)oo many whites are getting away with drug use. Too many whites are getting away with drug sales. Too many whites are getting away with trafficking in this stuff. The answer to this disparity is not to start letting people out of jail because we're not putting others in jail who are breaking the law. The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them and send them up the river, too."

Will Rush plead guilty to drug trafficking to make sure he ends "...up the river, too?" Yeah, right...
how is he guilty of trafficking?ColnagoFE
Oct 20, 2003 2:32 PM
he just procured the pills for his own use, didn't he?
Not trafficing, butKG 361
Oct 20, 2003 2:42 PM
he did put his employee in danger/used her to procure his little pills. Not like he had the nads to go out and get them for himself. He is a pathetic little man.
Not trafficing, butAlpedhuez55
Oct 20, 2003 5:53 PM
I doubt she was put in all that much danger. Her husband was a con and she probably cut some deal to save him from going back in the slammer. She sold her story for a six figure amount as well.

This certainly will tarnish Rush's image, but he can still make a comeback. Most of the people who call him things like a "pathetic little man" were calling him a big fat idiot a couple of years ago, even after he lost a lot of weight. They are also probably the same people who think Rober Downey Jr. deserves a tenth chance.

We will see what happens. But he will probably be back in a few weeks. He has lost some credibility, but if he handles things well when he is back on the air, he could come out of this without too much damage.

Mike Y.
Yep, no longer a big fat idiot.KG 361
Oct 21, 2003 5:58 AM
Just a smaller, drug addicted, two-faced, hypocrite. Ya think maybe the drugs helped him slim down? Who knows? Can ya tell I'm not a fan?
opiates would not be my choice for weight loss (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 7:52 AM
There but for the .............Len J
Oct 21, 2003 6:33 AM
grace of God go I.

I wouldn't call him a pathetic little man, I would call him a man. Someone with faults just like the rest of us.

I'm not a big Rush fan, in fact I find his schtick a little to scripted and too appealing to the extremes for my taste. I alse feel like he comes across as superior & arrogant.

That being said, I wish him well in his recovery. If he works his program, I suspect it will change him in ways he (or any of us) can not imagine. Wether it changes his schtick is another story.

It is a long way for him to fall, and much of attitudes like "He is a pathetic little man" come form how arrogant he behaved (I suspect). Nontheless, I wish him well.

I have enough experience with this disease to realize that the difference between where he ended up and any of us is smaller that any of us is comfortable with.

Len
Don't get me wrong,KG 361
Oct 21, 2003 9:39 AM
I do wish him well. I don't like to see anyone's life completely ruined. Will it change him? Who knows. Sure wouldn't be as appealing to his audience if he was, say, understanding and compassionate towards the faults of others.
very bad generalization...ClydeTri
Oct 21, 2003 10:05 AM
I have listened to Rush over the years, agree on some, disagree on others, but more or less on same side of the fence. You are insinuation that his "audience" is not understanding and compassionate....see my above post on the situation in Florida...you should not make generalizations that insinuate that conservatives are not understanding and compassionate.
I didn't read that in his comment........Len J
Oct 21, 2003 12:09 PM
When KG said "understanding and compassionate" I think he was referring to Rush and a potential change in his attitude (if he works his program). KG was asking the question wether or not his audience will like him as much if he's not as abrasive as he is now.

At least that's what I read.

Len
Exactly. Thank you. nmKG 361
Oct 21, 2003 3:55 PM
Fair enough.....Len J
Oct 21, 2003 12:10 PM
I was just reacting to the "Kick him when he's down" attitude I felt in your comment, clearly that's not what you meant.

Len
There is always humor to be found in any situationMR_GRUMPY
Oct 21, 2003 8:02 AM
I read somewhere that Rush is a three time loser.Turtleherder
Oct 21, 2003 12:43 PM
If the report was accurate this is the third time for Rush to be in a substance abuse treatment program. I thought the general conservative thought was three strikes and you're out? Does that mean he has to give up his talk show, turn in his neocon membership card and be forced to declare himself a liberal?
what would that make a Robert Downey??? who is ...ClydeTri
Oct 21, 2003 1:29 PM
probably working on his tenth time at rehab..and heres hoping he makes it because I really enjoy his acting usually
Robert Downey has never been very apologeticColnagoFE
Oct 21, 2003 1:47 PM
He has publicly stated that he likes drugs and I'm guessing the only thing keeping him in rehab and off drugs is the threat of jail.
Convicted? No. nmDougSloan
Oct 21, 2003 1:56 PM